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Monthly “Mutts on Main Event” continues
MileStones makes its debut!
Around the Ranch The Community Newspaper of Lakewood Ranch January 7-20, 2009
station opens at
By Ernie Soller,
Not Your Grandfather’s Gas Station
A new Chevron gas station has just
opened at the Lakewood Walk shopping
center at the corner of Lakewood Ranch
Boulevard and State Road 70.
“Big deal!” you may say. Well, this
gas station isn’t quite what you might
expect, and some of the critical differ-
ences between this facility and the old
time gas station/convenience stores of
the past might not be too overtly appar-
ent, but this gas station can be said to be
right at home in Lakewood Ranch, con-
sidering our town’s track record of being
a “green” community.
Steven Brooks’ father started the fam-
ily’s gas station business in California
in the late 1970s. Brooks grew up in
northern California, went to college at
the University of San Diego, and stud-
CHEVRON TO 5 It’s ofﬁcial! Lakewood Ranch’s new post ofﬁce is open and will serve Zip codes 34202, 34211 and 34212. Some 35 or so carriers will be based at the ofﬁce, where they will
pick up approximately 16,000 pieces of mail a day. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday, and 9 a.m. – noon on Saturday. The lobby will be open 24 hours
a day for vending purchases and mailing of some packages. Attending the ribbon cutting were, from left: Bradenton Postmaster Joe Gerace, Manatee County Commissioner
Incorporation Update: Donna Hayes, U.S. Congressman Vern Buchanan, Ranch residents Carole and Norman Goldick, Schroeder-Manatee Ranch President and CEO Rex Jensen, and Post
Ofﬁce District Manager Tim Healy. Photo by Natalie Norris
the Feasibility Study
By Jo Anne Dain, Vice President,
Lakewood Ranch Civic Action Forum
New Blood Donation Center
In October 2008, the Lakewood
Ranch Civic Action Forum (LWRCAF) Opens at Lakewood Walk Center
approved a proposal from Fishkind &
Associates to undertake a study that will By Ernie Soller, Community Correspondent
determine whether or not it may be fea-
sible and desirable for Lakewood Ranch Forget it, Count! You’re an Amateur Compared to Florida
to become a city. Fishkind & Associates Blood Services!
began the study in November, and ex- OK, we’ve all seen the vampire ﬂicks, the ones in which Count
pect to complete it sometime in spring Dracula ﬂies, in bat guise, into a beautiful woman’s room, trans-
2009. forms into his caped persona, mumbles something about her having
a lovely neck, and then proceeds to sink his teeth into that lovely
Fishkind & Associates
In spring 2007, when the LWRCAF neck and draw blood.
ﬁrst considered pursuing a feasibility Scary stuff, but the Count, unfortunately, as good as he may be in
study, we invited Lynn Tipton, Florida drawing blood, doesn’t beneﬁt anyone but himself in this process,
League of Cities, to meet with us and and has been known to be a bit messy in his blood drawing. The
Jane McPherson, Tracie Smith and Susan Hinton, the staff of the new Florida
FEASIBILITY STUDY TO 7 Blood Services location at Lakewood Walk. Photo by Ernie Soller BLOOD DONATION TO 4
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Happenings Around the Ranch
Marsha and Paul Halpern, left; Drs. Joshua and Andrea Kreithen, Commissioner Donna Hayes, Fran Earl and Josie Cir- Mutts on Main’s holiday event was the ﬁrst ever “My dog looks like a Reindeer” parade. Pets donned their favorite
rantano cut the ribbon to celebrate the new ofﬁces of Lakewood Ranch Plastic Surgery, Lakewood Ranch Family Medicine reindeer antlers and other holiday wear and strutted along the street decked out for the season. The entry fee for the
and LWR Weight Loss Center. The ofﬁces are located in the medical ofﬁce building directly behind Lakewood Ranch Hos- Reindog parade helped feed and provide medical care for dogs up for adoption through the Honor Sanctuary. For more
pital. This is the ﬁrst medical facility built to green-building speciﬁcations to open in this area. Photo by Sondra Guffey information on how you can help, visit www.Honorsancutary.org. Photo by Rachel Gray
A 36-foot Christmas tree, located at the center circle of Main Street, was just one of the many decorations that RealRails of Sarasota presented Old Time Trains, a series of interactive, 1950s-style model train displays that
holiday visitors enjoyed while they shopped, dined, and celebrated at the many events. Photo by Rachel Gray delighted kids (who got to play with them) and adults (who remembered when they used to play with them) alike.
Photos by Rachel Gray
Following a month of holiday activities in December, the children at the Kiddie Academy Child Care Learning In December, middle school students at Out-of-Door Academy wrapped presents at the Uihlein Campus at
Center in Lakewood Ranch celebrated the spirit of the season with their teachers, friends, and families. For more Lakewood Ranch for Sarasota Adopt-A-Family, Inc. Getting their gifts ready for Adopt-A-Family are eighth-grader
information on the Ranch campus, visit www.kiddieacademy.com/bradenton. Courtesy photo Caroline Dailey and seventh-grader Andrew DiLacqua. The middle and upper school students adopted a total
of nine families to support this past holiday season. Courtesy photo
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BLOOD DONATIONS FROM 1 drive at Our Lady of the Angels Church on
folks at Florida Blood Services, on the other State Road 70. When I arrived for my ap-
hand, beneﬁt not only people in our own pointment, I asked Joe Stein, who heads up
area who need life-saving blood, but their the K of C donation project, as to how many
reach of service goes far beyond our own had signed up to donate. He replied that he
local area, extending even to the troops in had more than 50 names, and that some
the Middle East. drop-ins had already come forth. The result
In an effort to expand their services and was that there were two bloodmobiles in the
be available to more potential blood donors, parking lot of the church to handle the num-
Florida Blood Services recently opened ber of donors.)
a new donation center in the Lakewood Why is donating so important? You’ve
Walk shopping center, at Lakewood Ranch all seen or heard the ads: “Blood donations
Boulevard and State Road 70, just a few save lives,” and donations DO save lives.
steps from the new Publix market. Our area of Florida needs approximately
According to Tracie Smith, the center’s 800 units of blood a day! Every donation of
director, the old donation hub had been lo- blood has the potential to save three lives.
cated for the last ﬁve years in the Lakewood Blood platelets, for example, are very much
Ranch Medical Center ofﬁce building, but needed by cancer patients. The chemo-
that facility, while perhaps being adequate therapy drugs given to cancer patients kill
as far as size was concerned, was almost cancer cells, but they also kill healthy cells,
invisible to the general public. The former and platelets help the body recover from
donation center had no large sign out front these treatments. They are also essential in Two bloodmobiles taking donations at Our Lady of the Angels Church. Photos by Ernie Soller
advertising its presence, and, since it was the care of open-heart surgery patients and
located in the interior of a larger building, transplant recipients. Red blood cells and Veterans’ Hospital, to name just a few. folks can make arrangements to make sure
the Florida Blood Services staff found that plasma may go to help newborn babies at Who can and should donate blood? Every that you can participate.
about the only people who came there to All Children’s Hospital in Tampa. Plasma healthy person, 16 years old or older, and And who knows? Maybe the Count will
donate were people who came there speciﬁ- is also very much needed by our troops weighing at least 110 pounds, is probably a show up for a few pointers.
cally to give blood, with almost no “drop- in war zones in the Middle East. (Note: good candidate to become a blood donor. If
in” donor participants. As a result, the for- Those of us with type AB blood are consid- you have any questions as to your ability to
mer location was generating only between ered as universal donors for the fresh frozen donate, call the Lakewood Ranch Florida The hours of the Florida Blood
70 and 100 donations per month, far less plasma.) Blood Services donation center at 941-746- Services center at Lakewood Walk are:
than the mobile bloodmobiles were pro- Florida Blood Services serves many resi- 7195, or 800-68-BLOOD, Ext. 1900. Or, Monday and Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
ducing. dents in our area, providing blood to hospi- you could just drop in. Wednesday and Friday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
(On the same day that I visited the new tals from Blake Hospital in Manatee Coun- Nore: If you are unable to drive to donate, Thursday: 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Lakewood Walk center, I had signed up to do- ty, to Bayfront Medical Center, to Lakeland the Rotary Club has donated a van to trans- Saturday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
nate as part of a Knights of Columbus blood Regional, to MacDill Air Base, and Haley port donors, and the Florida Blood Services
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CHEVRON FROM 1
ied business administration at the Univer-
sity of San Francisco. He then did what a Insurance People Who Know And Care
lot of transplanted Floridians did: he came
here to check out the Florida beaches...and
stayed. Their new station is the third in a
line of convenience stores which his family
has owned here in Lakewood Ranch, the
ﬁrst being the station at Lake Osprey and
University Parkway (which the family no
longer owns), followed by the Chevron sta-
tion at Lorraine Road and State Road 70.
The new place, however, is a bit different,
and, for a building which deals with one of
the most controversial and reviled products
of our time, quite energy efﬁcient! Ameri-
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the sun and sky, pass the collected light means that nothing is consuming extra
through focusing lenses, and disperse the energy when not being used. While Steven
A source of strength
light to mirrors, which in turn permit the Brooks admits that restrooms don’t exactly for nearly 160 years.
light to be evenly distributed to the ﬂoor make for a “destination” designation for his
area below. And the energy savings don’t new emporium, he wants customers to feel
stop there. The drink coolers are lit by LED comfortable about stopping at his store if
lights, which produce far less heat and use the need arises.
a whole lot less energy to operate than con- The new Chevron station’s outside ame-
ventional ﬂuorescents. The doors to most nities are more energy efﬁcient, too. The
coolers used in stores have heaters built into outside lights are all on photocells, so that
them, to reduce the fogging which results they aren’t burning when the sun is out.
from moisture coming into the cooler when The car wash makes use of a system that
it is opened. The heaters used in the new recycles water used in the ﬁrst part of the
store’s cooler doors are equipped with sen- wash process, and this system assures users
sors, which allow them to run only about that their cars are given a ﬁnal rinse using
70 percent of the time, saving more energy. salt-free water. Make this the year you change!
The roof is constructed using a white mem- A gas station sells gas, right? Of course the NO JOINING FEE AT THE YMCA
brane material which reﬂects sunlight, and new Chevron station sells gas, plus a lot of January 1, 2009 - January 31, 2009
the space between the roof and the lower other things – they even have a “beer room”
ceiling is cooled using outside air, which – but in addition to the normal regular, Your Outlook. Your Health. Your Life.
enables the air conditioning system in the mid-grade, and premium products, Brooks It all begins with signing up at the
sales area to run more efﬁciently. offers his customers RACING FUEL! So, YMCA!
Have you ever thought of a gas station if you have a hot rod in your garage, or your
restroom as being a drawing point, some- “baby” is a GTO “Judge,” or if you want Ask about:
thing which might make a customer want to head to the drag strip on State Road Financial Assistance
to return? Not really? Well, get ready to be 64 next weekend and burn rubber while Deployed Military Membership Initiative
pleasantly surprised. While one might hes- digesting the quarter mile, you can now Insurance Reimbursement
itate to call these restrooms palatial, they ﬁnd the fuel (100 octane unleaded, or 110
are certainly the best appointed that I’ve octane leaded) to get the best performance Manatee County YMCA
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10-year horizon. We have requested Fish-
FEASIBILITY STUDY FROM 1
give us a presentation on the process, pit-
kind & Associates to provide data based
on two boundary options: (1) Lakewood
Monthly “Mutts on Main
falls, pros and cons of becoming a city.
We asked Tipton for her recommenda-
tions on consultants, and she indicated that
Ranch as it now exists, and (2) Lakewood
Ranch as planned when fully developed.
Overall, the document will include all of
Honor Sanctuary’s Mutts on Main Event rescue groups there with their animals and
Fishkind was one of the best. Fishkind & the economic and ﬁnancial data and analy- will be held the third Thursday of every cats and kittens for adoption also, along
Associates has been in existence since 1987 sis necessary to determine whether incorpo- month, except June-August when it is too with some dogs and puppies from the adop-
and has more than 90 clients, including ration would be feasible and would improve hot for the dogs. Mutts on Main runs from tion center, Nate’s Place.
Lakewood Ranch. The ﬁrm has extensive our quality of life. 5 – 7 p.m., with the parade at 5:30 p.m. Catch Mary Lupi, Honor Sanctuary’s
experience in economic and ﬁscal impact Lineup is 5:15 p.m., and registration is $5 vice president, every Saturday morning
analysis, forecasting and ﬁnance through- Communications for the each dog. The money goes to help from 11 a.m. to noon on WTMY 1280
out Florida. This includes considerable di- Effective communication and wide other dogs ﬁnd new homes. AM on The Doggy Diva Radio Show. Catch
rect experience in working with Manatee spread participation throughout the com- Upcoming themes: up on all the news around the area on dogs
and Sarasota counties. Dr. Hank Fishkind munity will be critical to the success of Jan. 15 – Black Tie And Any Tail (and cats too)!
also has served as a consultant to the gov- this initiative. Accordingly, three different Feb. 19 – Puppy Love (And Kitty
ernor of Florida and the Florida legislature. advisory groups have been established to Honor Sanctuary Animal Rescue
The ﬁrm developed feasibility studies for facilitate the process. The Homeowners As- Info@HonorSanctuary.org
March 19 – St. Patrick's Green Dogs
Wellington (1995) and Weston (1996) and sociation Advisory Group (presidents of the www.HonorSanctuary.org
April 16 – Circus Circus
is currently working on an incorporation Greenbrook, Summerﬁeld/Riverwalk, and www.HonorSanctuaryMall.com
May 21 – Jimmy Buffet
study for Casey Key. They also have de- Country/Club Edgewater HOAs) will dis- 7334 Delainey Court
veloped proprietary statistical models that tribute information to their boards, neigh- Sarasota, FL 34240
They have pet vendors and other animal
facilitate the ﬁnancial analysis involved in borhood committee chairs, members and 941-302-0933
feasibility studies. residents and will also provide feedback to
The Feasibility Study
The end result of the study will be a
the Incorporation Study Committee. Sepa-
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will do the same with their constituents.
JLMC announces new
comprehensive document that includes
all of the requirements for incorporation
deﬁned by Florida Chapter 165.041(1)(a).
The LWRCAF also has created a Web
site where information is being posted for
fundraiser — Brewtopia!
residents. Access the site on Digital Village The Junior League of Manatee County is entertainment will be provided by Matt
The study will address boundaries, current at www.lwrdv.com (no login required). proud to present Brewtopia! – a beer tast- Brown. There will be a silent auction with
land use, proposed development plans, a list At the site search on the left, key in “In- ing event with food and beer from around sports memorabilia and other interesting
of all public agencies within the boundar- corpStudy.” Residents can also comment the world. It will be held 7 to 10 p.m. Jan. items, a 50/50 rafﬂe and a massive bar area
ies, a list of current services being provided, by e-mailing IncorpStudy@lwrdv.com. A 17 at the new Gold Coast Eagle Budweiser with ﬂat screen TVs featuring all the NFL
a list of proposed services to be provided, member of the Incorporation Study Com- facility, 7051 Wireless Court, Lakewood action. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60
evidence of ﬁscal capacity, and an orga- mittee will reply. Ranch. The evening will pair beers from at the door, and are available for purchase
nizational plan. It also will present a blue This is the second incorporation article. around the world with foods from several at Crowder Brothers Ace Hardware and on-
print for a fully functioning municipality, The ﬁrst article contained the statement of local restaurants, including Mattison’s, Pa- line at www.JrLeagueManatee.org. Ticket
including a detailed pro forma operating intent. The next will discuss development ciﬁc Rim, McAllisters, and Anna Maria limit is 600, so get your tickets now!
budget and balance sheet projected over a of a city charter. Oyster Bar, just to name a few! Musical
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COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES CORNER
$50 per person and can be made from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday
at Town Hall in the Community Activities ofﬁce. Non può attendere per vederli là!
Community Activities has a couple of fabulous events that will take place
this month on the Ranch. Be sure to come by Town Hall to pick up details
or log into Digital Village. The ﬁrst informative event has to do with private
education for our children. Ranch residents are very dedicated to the integri-
ty of our schools so our children are given the best education available. It is a
great pleasure to have Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School and the Out-of-Door
Academy presenting the ﬁfth annual Private School Fair from 5 to 7 p.m.
Jan. 13 at the Lakewood Ranch Town Hall. Take the opportunity to learn
about the private school options available in Manatee and Sarasota coun-
ties for students in grades pre-Kindergarten through 12. Representatives
from 20 area schools will be on hand for one-on-one conversations in an All you young anglers get ready for the third annual Fishing Tournament that
informal setting. Refreshments will be served. For more information please will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 28 at our Summerﬁeld Lake. Com-
contact Paula Heap at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School at 941-746-2121, munity Activities once again is partnering with the LWR Anglers Club to offer
Ext. 122 or Jamie Carver at The Out-of-Door Academy at 941-554-5954. the event for children between the ages of 5 and 15. Contestants can register at the
Town Hall starting Jan. 26 for a $5 fee. Any child 11 and under will need to be
accompanied by an adult. The ﬂyer and registration form will also be made avail-
able on Digital Village so you can ﬁll out the paperwork at your convenience prior
to making the payment at Town Hall. The Angler’s Club has some rods and reels
available for those who may need equipment to participate, just indicate that on
your registration so we can accommodate your need. The Angler’s Club volunteers
will be present to introduce the sport to newcomers so no experience is needed. For
your entry fee of $5, you will be provided with bait, guidance, T-shirts and hats,
juice and snacks for the morning followed by lunch and awards. For more informa-
tion, please feel free to call either Mary or me at the Town Hall, 941-907-0202.
Venetian Masquerade Ball…Come enjoy the beautiful Grande Ball-
room at the Lake Club which boasts a Tuscan-themed ambience. This
upscale Italian evening will take place from 7 – 11 p.m. Jan. 24. A hearty
hors d’ouevres menu is being planned by the Gio Portoﬁno Restaurant.
The food will complement the evening of Italian opera performances by
Sarasota Opera, a Venetian waltz choreographed speciﬁcally for this event
by the Manatee Players, followed by an evening of dancing with the multi-
talented musician and ballroom dancer, Daniel Paul Fugazotto. Daniel
has entertained at private parties for the Bush family, Phil Donahue and
on several cruise lines throughout his career. Professional photographs will
capture you upon arrival for a wonderful memento by which to cherish
the evening. Evening or black tie attire is recommended and Venetian
masks are optional. If you love dancing, you will greatly enjoy this event
and the extensive area at The Lake Club that will accommodate all your
steps. Reservations will be extended to the ﬁrst 120 residents at a cost of
JANUARY 7-20, 2009 BRADENTON HERALD SUPPLEMENT • AROUND THE RANCH 9
Holiday Dinner Dance was standing room only on the dance ﬂoor this past Dec. 7 Second place went to sisters Liz and Pam McTeer, and third went
at the Country Club. What a fun, lively group of bopping holiday-goers dancing to the to the Feder family. Congratulations and thank you for construct-
tunes spun by Black Tie DJ. It was an evening of good food, company and tasteful wine ing such delicious creations. Our Story Book winners came from
to rock the night away. Special thanks to Lyn Grifﬁth, who did a fabulous job putting the Imagine School and McNeal Elementary as follows…
all the details of the event together. This was her 10th year and the experience showed.
First Place – Children’s Story Writing Essay
5-6 Age group Mc Kinzie Breslich Imagine School
7-8 Age group Kylie Terrell Imagine School
9-10 Age group Serah Ford Mc Neal Elementary
11-12 Age group Allison Mae Legg Mc Neal Elementary
5-6 Age group Aiden Kubitski Imagine School
7-8 Age group Kevin Peabody Imagine School
9-10 Age group Courtney Mc Lelan Mc Neal Elementary
11-12 Age group Chance Mc Cloughan Imagine School
5-6 Age group Alexia Parks Imagine School
7-8 Age group Alex Gabriel Vigil Imagine School
9-10 Age group Sarah Brun-Wibaux Mc Neal Elementary
11-12 Age group Zacc Wiedemann Imagine School
Holidays Around the Ranch...Congratulations to our Story Book Essay winners
and the three top winners of our gingerbread house contest. What an inspiring set
of winners that came forth to participate. Community Activities also would like to congratulate our top three
Bonnie Jean Durning from Summerﬁeld took ﬁrst place on the gingerbread house Merchants on Main Street for having fabulous window decorations.
contest, entering “Our Little Peace of Heaven.”
1st Place — Create Your Own
2nd Place — Dragon Fly
3rd Place — Wish on Main
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES CORPORATION
January–February Upcoming Events
Jan. 13 Private School Fair Town Hall 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 24 Venetian Masquerade Ball Lake Club 7 p.m. – midnight
Feb. 28 Youth Fishing Tournament Summerﬁeld Lake 9 a.m. – noon
Visit Digital Village
For a complete list of Community Activity events and slide shows. The path to fun is www.lwrdv.com: activities and events, community activities . . .
The Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, the Lakewood Ranch Herald and the Herald-Tribune are platinum sponsors of Lakewood Ranch Community Activities.
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IN-HOUSE ORIENTAL CARPET, Small Business of the Year
DRAPERY AND UPHOLSTERY CLEANING attempt to capture some of the events to learn.
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BONDED AND INSURED birthdays, anniversaries, a mud bath in additional location in Lakewood Walk,
Calistoga, reunions, special vacations, at the corner of Lakewood Ranch Bou-
Like it never even happened.
a hole-in-one, promotions, successes, levard and State Road 70. According to
new family members—things that director Vivian Quinones, the response
bring a bright spot to our neighbors’ and to the new facility has been super. Open
our lives. Monday through Saturday, it will pro-
I encourage each of you to send me vide greater opportunity for locals to do-
news about your family and friends. nate the most precious of gifts during this
Maybe a clever incident you would like holiday season.
to share. I’m hoping MileStones will
help us to get to know each other a bit A Few High Fives:
better. To Fran Jensen and her fun shop “Knot
Leah and Nick Blair are going through Awl Beads” for catching the spotlight in
Parenting 101 with happy and healthy the Herald-Tribune’s December STYLE
baby Carter James. Leah has taken a issue. Readers got to know that Fran’s
break from the LWR ofﬁce until the business is, indeed, not all beads!
ﬁrst week in January, but for now they To our area’s favorite event planner,
are all getting to know each other. Test Jennifer Grondahl, for conquering the
scores are out and won’t be back for art of homemade pasta. Hubby Paul
about 18 years. Christmas semester cheered her on while my mom Rose in-
break should be a truly festive time in sured my instruction went smoothly.
the Blair household. Jennifer is a great cook and is constantly
“Auguri” and “Buona Fortuna” to challenging herself to learn new culinary
Carolina Tubiolo and Sergio Barion skills. The Sunday dinner (Italian style)
on their recent engagement. Sergio sur- that followed the lesson was a big success.
prised Carolina with a gorgeous mar- I think I see a new pasta machine in the
quis cut diamond ring that he planned future for the Grondahl household.
to place under the tree for Christmas, To Denise Hearn for her resent se-
but just couldn’t wait and presented it lection as Rotary District 6960 (more
the ﬁrst week in December. Carolina than 55 regional clubs including LWR)
said “Si” and they couldn’t be happier. District Governor nominee. Her term
My husband and I had the good of ofﬁce will begin in 2011. Denise
fortune to join numerous friends and dedicates endless hours to her Rotary
supporters at the premier of the “Take work now, just can’t imagine where she’ll
Stock in Children” promotional video ﬁnd the time for more—but you know
produced by the Center for Faith and the old adage: when you want something
Freedom’s Salt and Light Produc- done...
tions. Diana Dill, executive director To hair stylist extraordinaire Gloria
of Take Stock in Children, was thrilled Soto for the expansion of her business of-
with the ﬁnal results and had the op- ferings in her efforts to “Glorify” Mana-
portunity to thank Stuart Roth, CEO tee and Sarasota. A very short list of her
of the Center for Faith and Freedom, regulars includes Cynthia Fallon, Be-
and his staff, for their creative and atty Cohen, Karen Ronney, Toni Hua-
professional production. The goal is rtson, Karen Robins and moi. Glory is
to have the video raise awareness and a Jersey Girl who knows her stuff.
money for Take Stock; it certainly hit Please remember to send interesting tid-
the mark. bits to me at firstname.lastname@example.org; I
Chatting with Bonnie Boatwright, look forward to hearing from you. Happy
the Meals’ Clerk at Publix on Market New Year to one and all; here’s hoping
Street, she told me that plans are un- for health, happiness and prosperity in
derway to offer a series of cooking tech- the year ahead.
nique classes at the store and she’s ask-
JANUARY 7-20, 2009 BRADENTON HERALD SUPPLEMENT • AROUND THE RANCH 11
A networking opportunity will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. with lunch and presentation
from 12 to 1 p.m.
January Executive Brieﬁng ~ ADA and Your Business Today.
7:30 – 9 a.m
Keiser University ~ 6151 Lake Osprey Drive, Lakewood Ranch
New Members in December Members are $15 per person and on-members are $25 per person.
Advantage Trim & Lumber Co. Jennifer B. Compton, Esq., chair of the employment law practice group at Abel Band, Chartered
Dunkin Donuts will discuss the greatly expanded rules regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA
Encore Motorcars of Sarasota was recently modiﬁed and can seriously affect you and your business if you are unaware of these
Florida Builder Appliances changes.
GO Entertainment Group Inc A networking opportunity will be available from 7:30 to 8 a.m. while a continental breakfast is
Gulf Coast Builders Exchange provided by the Culinary Institute of Keiser University. Program will run from 8 to 9 a.m. Mem-
J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp. bers are $15 per person and non–members are $25 per person.
Kann Global Associates-Aﬂac For more information and to register for any of these events please visit us at www.LWRBA.org
Lakewood Ranch Dental
LEDS of Sarasota, Inc. December Holiday Networking Social
M & I Bank Our third annual holiday networking social was held once again at Main Street at LWR. This
Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen By Robin Parsons, year’s events grew substantially in size over last year, with close to 300 local business professionals
OmniPresence Business Development Director gathering to enjoy good friends and the holiday season.
Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance~ “Vision, Voice, Visibility”
January Events Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance began in January of 2005 to create an organized voice,
January Networking Social designed to improve the future of Lakewood Ranch business. The organization is also a vehicle
Jan. 7 to facilitate visibility and growth for its members as well as the Lakewood Ranch area. For addi-
5 - 7 p.m. tional information on the organization, membership options and upcoming events, please visit us
Lakewood Ranch Medical Center ~ 8330 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. at www.LWRBA.org or call Robin Parsons, business development director at 941-757-1664.
Free to members and $10 for non-members
Join the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, in conjunction with the Lake Erie College of Osteo-
pathic Medicine (LECOM) and the Pittsburgh Pirates as they co-host our ﬁrst networking event
of the year. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be provided. Free to
members and $10 for non-members.
January Membership Luncheon
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fete Ballroom at Polo Grill
10670 Boardwalk Loop ~ Main Street at Lakewood Ranch
Cost: Members, $20 per person and non-members, $30 per person.
Our January membership luncheon will be utilized to both do a wrap up of 2008 by Lou Mari- Sherie Becker was presented a plaque from Don- LWRBA sponsors David Miles of Orion Bank and
naccio, 2008 chairman and for a preview by Michele Morgan, 2009 chairman, who will present nie Baugh, president of the Main Street Merchants associate get in the holiday spirit by handing out
our plans for 2009 and our 2009 board of directors. Space is limited and RSVPs are required. Association, for all of her hard work and dedication. holiday treats.
Members are $20 per person and non – members are $30 per person. Photos compliments of Syd Krawczyk of Digital Concept Media, Inc.
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Holidays Around the Ranch, sponsored by the Community children diligently creating holiday crafts before posing for
Activities Corporation of Lakewood Ranch, was a magical a picture with Santa, and revealing the most coveted item
winter holiday celebration that took place on our beautifully on their wish list this year. One of the most unique requests
decorated Main Street. It all kicked off with the gallant arrival to Santa was for a “rainbow.” Santa didn’t think that would
of Santa by horse and buggy with our youngest ﬁrst place Story be a dilemma, “she would just need to look outside for it.”
Book winner Mc Kinzie Breslich, followed by the lighting of
the tree by another ﬁrst place Story Book winner, Kylie Terrell. Families and friends had fun bopping their heads to “Up on
the Roof Top” and other upbeat songs to create an entertain-
The local entertainment of dance and jazz was spectacular. ing musical DVD with Dance Heads of Florida. The track-
Children squealed with excitement as they tubed down the less train bustled with children as it whisked them around
freshly blown snow by the lake, or laced up some skates to the circle, allowing them to admire the remarkable decorated
whirl around the acrylic rink. Many took advantage of the tree that towered over the fountain. The brisk temperatures
scenic ride by horse and carriage while overlooking Lake dipped into the low 50s and created the ideal ambiance for
Uihlein. Activity was bountiful near Santa’s workshop, with our community to celebrate this wonderful holiday season.
14 AROUND THE RANCH • BRADENTON HERALD SUPPLEMENT JANUARY 7-20, 2009
District 1 Board Votes for Further Scrutiny of Cell Tower Project
By Ernie Soller, Community Correspondent
They didn’t exactly say “Build it,” but the Roth added that, if the proposal violated the HOA may end this year with a surplus ing up their growth. The bottom line: only
supervisors of Lakewood Ranch Commu- environmental laws, it would fail the per- of funds. Brummer noted, in discussing prune palm fronds which have lost their
nity Development District 1 voted at their mitting process. Note: It has been estimated overwatering by residents, that some peo- green color.
monthly meeting Dec. 18 at Town Hall that the tower, if built at the Braden River ple just don’t understand that the restricted Supervisor Tom Leavey proposed limiting
to enter into negotiations for the possible Park location, would be at least 320 feet watering regulations DO apply to them. the district’s spending on upgrades to the
construction of a cell phone tower in the from the nearest home. He told the board that the CEVA has been Legacy gatehouse to $1,000. The measure
district. Supervisor Gary Berns put forth Chair June Stroup brought up the fact paying to maintain 20-25 yards, with the was approved by the board.
a motion which, after several changes in that, under current district rules, no holiday idea that, when the homes are sold, the
wording, was passed by the board members. decorations were permitted on district signs. HOA will be able to recoup the expenses. Inter District Authority
Berns went through the chronology of the A motion by Supervisor Stewart that the Operations Director Heise is trying to The IDA board passed several “house-
events leading up to the vote, starting with district write a new policy on decorations determine just what improvements, includ- keeping” measures, such as the reloca-
the unsolicited proposal by Vertex that was was passed by the board. Supervisor Troy ing possible window replacement, would be tion of ﬁre sprinkler heads in the lending
received by the district in July. Stating that told the board that there have been very few needed to upgrade the Legacy guardhouse. library area, and the leasing of mailing
the issue had generated far more heat than incidents of vandalism in the district lately, Supervisor Don O’Leary noted that the system equipment. The board also passed
light, and noting that friction within the with the exception of the burning of a ten- Paula Creamer golf event at the Country a measure which will allow it to deal with
community and between the community nis court net. Club on Jan. 9 – 11 would make for a lot such needs as part of the “consent agenda”
and its governing board was bad for good The District 1 board approved the con- of additional trafﬁc entering through the without having to have every such small ex-
government, Berns added that he also felt struction of new signs at the Clubhouse Legacy gate. penditure come before the full board as an
that the Vertex company deserved an an- Drive entrance to the district. The new individual item to be voted on.
swer from the board. signs will replace “temporary” signs which District 4 Community Manager Fernandez re-
The motion, as passed, would allow the were erected in the 1990s by SMR. Supervi- Attorney Andrew Cohen discussed the minded the board that the June meetings
district to move forward in negotiating sor Berns noted that the revised cost of the proposal by SMR to put up money to for the IDA and the CDD boards will be
for the construction of a cell phone tower signs was around $10,000 less than origi- construct sidewalks on the unbuilt lots in on the second Thursday, and not the usual
in the Braden River Park area, and would nally estimated. Operations Director Ryan Greenbrook. The proposal, as offered by third Thursday, due to the need to estab-
provide for talks not only with Vertex, but Heise promised to make sure that the new SMR, would have SMR pay up front costs lish tentative budgets 60 days prior to ﬁnal
other companies which might be interested signs would not be in the way of Manatee of building the sidewalks, with the under- approval.
in constructing the tower. The language of County easements. standing that the money would be repaid The board approved the declaring of four
the authorization would provide for legal by the builder when the lot was built on Kawasaki “Mule” vehicles no longer used
review by the district’s attorney. It would District 2 and the home sold. Cohen noted that the by the operations department, along with
also specify that the tower, if constructed, Engineer Michael Kennedy informed the district would have to follow proper statu- an outdated sewage pump, as “surplus”
would be of the “ﬂagless ﬂagpole” style. District 2 board that, in doing the repair tory procedure, and that the action would equipment.
Supervisor Jean Stewart noted that the to the underdrain on Latrobe Court, the have to be approved by the board. The subject of the four-day work week at
head of the district’s Community Emer- contractor had to re-cut the concrete and the Town Hall was discussed. Some resi-
gency Response Team was in favor of the use extra asphalt, due to damage done to District 5 dents want services during the entire week,
tower, and had requested that the proposed the already cut area that occurred before The District 5 board approved the dis- but at the same time agree that putting the
structure be able to be used to broadcast the ﬁnal asphalt topping could be applied. trict’s share of the expenses relating to the staff on a four-day work week makes eco-
emergency response information. Supervi- The board approved the added expenditure additional road striping cost for the Lega- nomic sense.
sor Alan Roth noted that there needed to be of $1,050. The board also approved $1,900 cy/Masters project.
a clariﬁcation as to just what the payments added costs for lane striping in the area of Supervisor Glenda Robertson reported Community Manager’s Report
to the district from the contractor would the repair work done on Legacy Boulevard. that Garden Leaders has received a score The Incorporation Committee continues
be. Supervisor Phyllis Troy questioned as Financial Director Steve Zielinski in- of more than 90 in its latest landscaping to discuss incorporation issues at weekly
to whether there was other, different, tech- formed the board that the district had re- performance evaluation. meetings. Lakewood Ranch is recruiting
nology available. Community Manager ceived a bill for $15,000 for repairs to the Supervisor Tom Leavey told the board an assistant director of community asso-
Bob Fernandez weighed in by noting that No. 6 sewage lift station. The board ap- that he had gotten a call from a resident ciations. Fernandez is ﬁlling in for Town
the board was not dealing with cell phone proved the payments of invoices, with the concerned about speeding drivers in the Hall personnel on a here-and-there basis
service, but the use of CDD property for exception of the sewer repair invoice, the Country Club. Community Manager Fer- to familiarize himself with the work of the
the construction of a cell tower. funds for which will be withheld until Ken- nandez is taking such concerns up with the people at the Town Hall. He has also begun
A number of residents of the area who nedy can determine whether or not payment Sheriff’s ofﬁce. a series of “brown bag lunches,” meeting
were at the meeting calmly voiced their dis- of the bill should be the district’s responsi- Supervisor Tom Bishop noted that Steve with small groups of employees in order to
pleasure at the idea of a cell phone tower. bility, or that of Manatee County. Ayers, of the landscaping committee, had improve internal communications.
Supervisor Berns pointed out that the tower CEVA representative Charlie Brummer attended a University of Florida seminar at
contractor, if successful in contracting with told the board that the homeowner asso- which the subject of palm pruning came Community Association Management
the district for construction, would still ciation has been successfully following up up. Ayers reported that the pruning of Year-to-date, home sales have stayed ahead
have to go through the permitting proce- on unpaid assessments and ﬁnes, and that, green palm fronds not only is harmful to of foreclosures in Lakewood Ranch.
dure with Manatee County, and Supervisor since additional money has been collected, the trees, but has the added effect of speed-
JANUARY 7-20, 2009 BRADENTON HERALD SUPPLEMENT • AROUND THE RANCH 15
LAKEWOOD RANCH CLUBS Attention Lakewood
Games & Leisure Pets
Bunco Girls Club Paw Park Club
Italian-American Club of Lakewood Ranch
Stella Olinger, 907-3437, Ranch Residents!!!
Barbara Jaeger at 907-8844 Farida Foster, 586-1275, email@example.com
Celia Marino, 907-2039
firstname.lastname@example.org Men’s Book Club
Larry Greenwald, 907-9643,
Town Hall Has
Bridge Club – Tuesday Nature Watchlarry2@hotmail.com New Hours!
Elaine Nutlay, 907-8457, email@example.com Garden Club Wings Club
Bridge Club – Wednesday Marion Schoenborn, 907-0644, Kathy Tudyk, 907-0092
Gloria Garriott, 755-1860 firstname.lastname@example.org Kathy.email@example.com Monday – Thursday,
Bridge Club – Thursday Women’s Book Club 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dee Saccocci, 907-6652 or Sports Mary Button, 755-0012,
Rosalyn Wilkinson, 907-2816 Anglers Club firstname.lastname@example.org
Duplicate Bridge Red Bailey, 907-3017, PittsburghRed@aol.com
Scheduling: Jim Stroup 758-8953 Billiards Club Social Clubs Transponder installations
email@example.com or Ken Duronio at Mark Piantanida, 720-7283, Empty Nesters Club
907-0748 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Sally Purves, 739-0298, Sallrich@aol.com will now take place Monday –
Mah Jongg@One Lakewood Ranch Lacrosse Club Sponsored by the Eye Associates Thursday, 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Joan Robbins, firstname.lastname@example.org Ryan Regal, 941-545-1422, Mom’s Group
929-2995 or 448-3978 email@example.com Melissa Muller, 739-4880,
(closed between 12 – 1 p.m.).
Mah Jongg Queens Legacy Men’s Golf Association firstname.lastname@example.org or
Leslie DiGirolamo, 907-0025, Jake Kammerer 907-8488, Susan Meyers, 755-7692,
IS8061@tampabay.rr.com Russ Wasser, 907-8488, email@example.com
Pam Baker, firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Nor’ Easter’s Club
Pan Club Running Club Sharon D’Anna, 751-4112,
Shirley Zoldessy, 758-1333, Roger Raddatz, 755-7291, firstname.lastname@example.org
JZMDI@msn.com or email@example.com Women’s Club
Sue Banks, 758-4111, RABSHB@verizon.net www.Lakewoodranchrunningclub.com Marian Wolfe, Teewolfe@yahoo.com.
Scrabble Club Scuba Club 907-2027
Paul Herzing 907-8938, Robert Sheahan, 739-8394 or Young Couples Club
firstname.lastname@example.org Robert email@example.com Rachel & Neil Marcus, 941-538-0424.
St. George’s Dragon Ladies Mah Jongg Women’s Golf League firstname.lastname@example.org
Aida Pyle, 907-3846 Noreen Duronio, 907-0748,
email@example.com Service Clubs
Arts & Crafts Women’s Soccer Community Emergency
Arts Club Victoria Campbell, 586-1197, 907-1122 Response Teams (CERT)
Carol Frankland 727-5069 Tim Sherer, 753-6770, TKSherer@MSN.com
Cadifrankland@yahoo.com Special Interest Civic Action Forum
Creative Arts (CAALR) Adventure Travel Club Don O’Leary, 907-1227, firstname.lastname@example.org
Marie Gruber, 752-7146 or 753-6259 Pat Lyon, 907-0602 email@example.com Hadassah SaBra Chapter
MGTHYME@aol.com Cercle Francais Elaine Nutlay 907-8457, firstname.lastname@example.org
Handcrafts and More Club Glenda Anthony, 907-3820, & Willie Walter, 907-2683,
Janet Mamane, 907-9549 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com or Christele Bachtle, 907-7335, Sara-Mana Evening Chapter of ORT
firstname.lastname@example.org Lynn Sacks 907-8907,
Self Help & Spiritual Community Television Club Robin DiSabatino, 685-5368
Exercise Group Mark Sharman, 373-1908, 993-7368, Robindisabatino@michaelsaunders.com
Nancy Gonzalez, 727-5817 email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org Corvette Club Wine & Dine
Ladies Devotional Hour David Feldmar, 907-3979 or 704-0571, Casual Wine and Dine Club
Shirley Surowiec 753-2449, email@example.com Karen Singleton, 907-1212,
firstname.lastname@example.orgWoman’s Meditation Club Diabetic Support Group email@example.com
Lynne Mercier, 812-2393, Janet Mamane, 907-9549, Gourmet Club
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Terry & Bob Sharak, 373-6611
Digital Photography Club firstname.lastname@example.org
Children & Youth Denny Noto, 907-6646, email@example.com Recipe Club
Teen Activities Committee Genealogy Club Janice Shanahan, 907-4139,
Keith Davey, firstname.lastname@example.org Nancy Johnson, 752-9819, email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org Wine Club
Barbara Noto, 544-5243, Barbara@noto.com
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Government Meetings January 2009
Please note that all meetings will be held at Town Hall unless otherwise speciﬁed.
January 7 5 p.m. Mizner Reserve Neighborhood Meeting 373-1848 January 22
7 p.m. Ashland/Twin Hills Neighbor- 6 p.m. Presidio/Riviera Neighbor- 7 p.m. Weston Neighborhood Meeting 907-8980
hood Election 907-6007 hood Election 907-0644 7 p.m. SRVA Board Meeting 907-0202
7 p.m. Kingsmill/Legend’s Walk Neigh- 7 p.m. Ridge Neighborhood Meeting 907-2617
borhood Election 536-0761 January 26
January 15 2 p.m. Country Club Modiﬁcations Meeting 907-0202
January 8 8 a.m. District Board Meetings 907-0202 4 p.m. Canterbury/Laurel Valley Neigh-
3 p.m. CEVA Restriction Revisions Meeting 907-0202 3 p.m. CEVA Safety Meeting 907-6999 or 907-1227 borhood Meeting 907-3287
5 p.m. Vilamoura Neighborhood Election 907-0072 6 p.m. Blytheﬁeld/Montclair Neighbor- 5 p.m. Westchester Neighborhood Election 388-0754
7 p.m. Spyglass Neighborhood Election 907-6685 hood Election 894-6439 5:30 p.m. Hollow Annual Election Meeting 752-4812
7 p.m. SRVA Landscape Committee Meeting 755-4149 6 p.m. Canterbury/Laurel Valley Neigh-
January 19 borhood Election 907-3287
January 12 6:30 p.m. GBVA Landscape Meeting 753-9551 7 p.m. Orchid Island Neighborhood Meeting 373-6499
2 p.m. Country Club Modiﬁcations Meeting 907-0202 7 p.m. Belmont/Keswick Neighbor-
7 p.m. Portmarnock Neighborhood Election 388-0702 hood Election 388-9561 January 27
7 p.m. Siena Neighborhood Election 907-8873 7 p.m. GBVA Safety Meeting 739-8760 1 p.m. CEVA Board Meeting 907-0202
7 p.m. St. Georges Neighborhood Election 907-3727 7 p.m. Sound Neighborhood Election 907-1227
January 13 7 p.m. Muirﬁeld Neighborhood Election 907-2923 January 28
9 a.m. IDA Financial Meeting 907-0202 7 p.m. Glades Neighborhood Meeting 751-3408 4 p.m. Sandhills Neighborhood Com-
12 p.m. CDD 2 Financial Meeting 907-0202 7 p.m. Whitemarsh Neighborhood Election 373-6479 mittee Meeting 907-0820
12:30 p.m. CDD 2 & 5 Combined Finan- 7 p.m. Cove Neighborhood Election 907-6766
cial Meeting 907-0202 January 21
1:30 p.m. CDD 5 Financial Meeting 907-0202 4 p.m. Augusta/Oakmont Neighbor- January 29
3:30 p.m. CDD 1 Financial Meeting 907-0202 hood Election 907-6999 6 p.m. GBVA Board Meeting 907-0202
5 p.m. Palmer’s Creek/Teal Creek Neigh-
January 14 borhood Election 907-9771
10 a.m. CDD 4 Financial Meeting 907-0202 7 p.m. Lakes Neighborhood Commit-
tee Meeting 751-0117
Music on Main
First Friday of each month on Lakewood Ranch Main Street
Service Clubs and
(The membership policies of the national service club are determined
by each organization. Visitors are welcome.)
Business Networking Group The Breakfast Club
(Dana Kiner, 724-0399 Jeannine Kubiak, 941-400-4767
Business Network International BNI Meets 8 a.m. Thursdays at First Watch
(Mark Sharman, www.bnilakewoodranch.com) at Lakewood Ranch
Kiwanis of Lakewood Ranch The Exchange Club of Manasota East
Julie Aranibar, 941-705-1010 (Bill MacArthur, 726-4562,
Call or e-mail for meeting times. Meets 8 a.m. each Wednesday
Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance at River Club Restaurant
(870-0909); www.lwrba.org, The Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch
or email@example.com (Barbara Jones, President, 365-4617)
LWR Professional Women’s Networking Group Meets Thursdays, 12
(Kathi Bahler, 941-538-8800, www.LRPWNG) Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club
Meets every Wednesday at River Club restaurant www.lakewoodranch-rotary.com
$11 cost includes lunch. RSVP by Tues. p.m. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Lakewood
Lakewood Ranch Business Club Ranch/East Manatee Chapter
Chris Robertson, info@LakewoodRanchBusinessClub.com Stephen F. Schlueter, 447-5362
Marketing Strategies for Entrepreneurs: or firstname.lastname@example.org
GKIC Southwest Florida Chapter
Monthly lunch meetings from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.,
Holiday Inn at LWR. Lunch free for ﬁrst meeting.
Ernesto Fernandez, 941-923-0283 for reservations
JANUARY 7-20, 2009 BRADENTON HERALD SUPPLEMENT • AROUND THE RANCH 17
JANUARY 2009 COMMUNITY CALENDAR
See the Club and Organization Directory for contact information. (Meeting location appears in ﬁrst listing of the month for each club.)
7th – First Wednesday 5 p.m. Lakewood Ranch Town Hall • Art Club 1 p.m. Lake- 25th – Fourth Sunday
• Exercise Group 7:45 a.m. and 9 • Lakewood Ranch Lightning 5:45 p.m. wood Ranch Town Hall • No events scheduled
a.m. Woodland Baptist Church Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center • Lakewood Ranch Rotary Club 5:30
• Legacy Men’s Golf Association tee times • Running Club 6:30 p.m. Lake- p.m. Lakewood Ranch Town Hall 26th – Fourth Monday
by appointment Legacy Golf Club wood Ranch Town Hall • Creative Arts Club 6 p.m. Lake- • A.M. Rotary 7:30 a.m. Chef’s Table
• Lakewood Ranch Lightning 9 a.m. wood Ranch Town Hall • Exercise Group 7:30 a.m. and 9
Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center 14th – Second Wednesday • Boy Scouts 7 p.m. Lake- a.m. Woodland Baptist Church
• Pan Club 12:30 p.m. Lake- • Exercise Group 7:30 a.m. and 9 wood Ranch High School • Lakewood Ranch Lightning 9 a.m.
wood Ranch Town Hall a.m. Woodland Baptist Church Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center
• Mah Jongg at One 1 p.m. Lake- • Legacy Men’s Golf Association tee times 20th – Third Tuesday • Legacy Men’s Golf Association tee times
wood Ranch Town Hall by appointment Legacy Golf Club • Runners’ Club 6 a.m. Braden by appointment Legacy Golf Club
• Coed Soccer 5:30 p.m. Greenbrook Park • Lakewood Ranch Lightning 9 a.m. River Nature Park • Art Club 1 p.m. Lake-
• Scuba Club 7 p.m. Lake- Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center • Women’s Tennis 8 a.m. wood Ranch Town Hall
wood Ranch Town Hall • Pan Club 12:30 p.m. Lake- • Pre-School Picassos 10 a.m. • LWR Men’s Book Club 2 p.m.
wood Ranch Town Hall Woodland Baptist Church Lakewood Ranch Town Hall
8th – Second Thursday • Mah Jongg at One 1 p.m. Lake- • Empty Nesters 1 p.m. Lake- • Boy Scouts 7 p.m. Lake-
• Runners’ Club 6 a.m. Braden wood Ranch Town Hall wood Ranch Town Hall wood Ranch High School
River Nature Park • Coed Soccer 5:30 p.m. Green- • Lakewood Ranch Lightning 5:45 p.m.
• Women’s Golf 7:30 a.m. Legacy Golf Club brook Adventure Park Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center 27th – Fourth Tuesday
• Ladies Devotional Hour 9:45 a.m. • Bible Study 7 p.m. Lake- • Italian- American Club 6 p.m. • Runners’ Club 6 a.m. Braden
Lakewood Ranch Town Hall wood Ranch Town Hall Lakewood Ranch Town Hall River Nature Park
• Kiwanis noon Lakewood Ranch • Women’s Tennis 8 a.m.
Golf and Country Club 15th – Third Thursday 21st – Third Wednesday • Tuesday’s Bridge Club 1 p.m. Lake-
• Rotary noon Lakewood Ranch • Runners’ Club 6 a.m. Braden • Business Leaders 7 a.m. Lake- wood Ranch Town Hall
Golf and Country Club River Nature Park wood Ranch Town Hall • Lakewood Ranch Lightning 5:45 p.m.
• Bridge on Thursday 12:45 p.m. • Women’s Golf 7:30 a.m. Legacy Golf Club • Exercise Group 7:30 a.m. and 9 Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center
Lakewood Ranch Town Hall • Kiwanis noon Lakewood Ranch a.m. Woodland Baptist Church • Scrabble Club 6:30 p.m. Lake-
• St. George’s Dragon Ladies Mah Jongg Golf and Country Club • Legacy Men’s Golf Association tee times wood Ranch Town Hall
Club 1 p.m. Lakewood Ranch Town Hall • Rotary noon Lakewood Ranch by appointment Legacy Golf Club
• Lakewood Ranch Lightning 5:45 p.m. Golf and Country Club • Lakewood Ranch Lightning 9 a.m. 28th – Fourth Wednesday
Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center • Bridge on Thursday 12:30 p.m. Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center • Exercise Group 7:30 a.m. and 9
• Women’s Meditation Club 7 p.m. Lakewood Ranch Town Hall • Pan Club 12:30 p.m. Lake- a.m. Woodland Baptist Church
Lakewood Ranch Town Hall • St. George’s Dragon Ladies Mah Jongg wood Ranch Town Hall • Legacy Men’s Golf Association tee times
1 p.m. Lakewood Ranch Town Hall • Mah Jongg at One 1 p.m. Lake- by appointment Legacy Golf Club
9th – Second Friday • Women’s Club 5:30 p.m. Lake- wood Ranch Town Hall • Lakewood Ranch Lightning 9 a.m.
• Exercise Group 7:30 a.m. and 9 wood Ranch Town Hall • Women’s Book Club 1 p.m. Lake- Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center
a.m. Woodland Baptist Church • Lakewood Ranch Lightning 5:45 p.m. wood Ranch Town Hall • Pan Club 12:30 p.m. Lake-
• Lakewood Ranch Lightning 9 a.m. Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center • Coed Soccer 5 p.m. Greenbrook Park wood Ranch Town Hall
Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center • Women’s Meditation Club 7 p.m. • Community Emergency Response • Women’s Book Club 1 p.m. Lake-
• Mom’s Kinder Music Class 9 a.m. Lakewood Ranch Town Hall Team (CERT) Membership Meeting wood Ranch Town Hall
Woodland Baptist Church 7 p.m. Lakewood Ranch Town Hall • Mah Jongg at One 1 p.m. Lake-
• Art Club 1 p.m. Lake- 16th – Third Friday wood Ranch Town Hall
wood Ranch Town Hall • Exercise Group 7:30 a.m. and 9 22nd – Fourth Thursday • Coed Soccer 5:30 p.m. Greenbrook Park
a.m. Woodland Baptist Church • Runners’ Club 6 a.m. Braden • Bible Study 7 p.m. Lake-
10th – Second Saturday • Lakewood Ranch Lightning 9 a.m. River Nature Park wood Ranch Town Hall
• Runners’ Club 6 a.m. Sum- Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center • Women’s Golf 7:30 a.m. Legacy Golf Club
merﬁeld Park Pavilion • Mom’s Kinder Music Class 9 a.m. • Kiwanis noon Lakewood Ranch 29th – Fifth Thursday
• Coed Soccer 8 a.m. Greenbrook Park Woodland Baptist Church Golf and Country Club • Runners’ Club 6 a.m. Braden
• Ladies Soccer Club 8 a.m. • Cercle Francais 9:30 a.m. Paris Bistrot • Rotary noon Lakewood Ranch River Nature Park
Greenbrook Park • Art Club 1 p.m. Lake- Golf and Country Club • Women’s Golf 7:30 a.m. Legacy Golf Club
• Volleyball Club 10 a.m. Summerﬁeld Park wood Ranch Town Hall • Bridge on Thursday 12:30 p.m. • Kiwanis noon Lakewood Ranch
Lakewood Ranch Town Hall Golf and Country Club
11th – Second Sunday 17th – Third Saturday • St. George’s Dragon Ladies Mah Jongg • Rotary noon Lakewood Ranch
• No events scheduled • Runners’ Club 6 a.m. Sum- 1 p.m. Lakewood Ranch Town Hall Golf and Country Club
merﬁeld Park Pavilion • Lakewood Ranch Lightning 5:45 p.m. • Bridge on Thursday 12:30 p.m.
12th – Second Monday • Coed Soccer 8 a.m. Greenbrook Park Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center Lakewood Ranch Town Hall
• A.M. Rotary 7:30 a.m. Chef’s Table • Ladies Soccer Club 8 a.m. Greenbrook Park • Women’s Meditation Club 7 p.m. • St. George’s Dragon Ladies Mah Jongg
• Exercise Group 7:30 a.m. and 9 • Volleyball Club 10 a.m. Summerﬁeld Park Lakewood Ranch Town Hall 1 p.m. Lakewood Ranch Town Hall
a.m. Woodland Baptist Church • Teen Movie/Game Night 7 p.m. • Lakewood Ranch Lightning 5:45 p.m.
• Lakewood Ranch Lightning 9 a.m. Lakewood Ranch Town Hall 23rd – Fourth Friday Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center
Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center • Exercise Group 7:30 a.m. and 9 • Women’s Meditation Club 7 p.m.
• Garden Club 10 a.m. Lake- 18th – Third Sunday a.m. Woodland Baptist Church Lakewood Ranch Town Hall
wood Ranch Town Hall • Duplicate Bridge 6:30 p.m. Lake- • Lakewood Ranch Lightning 9 a.m.
• Legacy Men’s Golf Association tee times wood Ranch Town Hall Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center 30th – Fifth Friday
by appointment Legacy Golf Club • Women’s Meditation Book Nite 7 • Mom’s Kinder Music Class 9 a.m. • Exercise Group 7:30 a.m. and 9
• Art Club 1 p.m. Lake- p.m. Lakewood Ranch Town Hall Woodland Baptist Church a.m. Woodland Baptist Church
wood Ranch Town Hall • Art Club Class 1 p.m. Lake- • Lakewood Ranch Lightning 9 a.m.
• Mah Jongg for Advanced Players 1 19th – Third Monday wood Ranch Town Hall Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center
p.m. Lakewood Ranch Town Hall • A.M. Rotary 7:30 a.m. Chef’s Table • Mom’s Kinder Music Class 9 a.m.
• Boy Scouts 7 p.m. Lake- • Exercise Group 7:30 a.m. and 9 24th – Fourth Saturday Woodland Baptist Church
wood Ranch High School a.m. Woodland Baptist Church • Runners’ Club 6 a.m. Sum- • Art Club Class 1 p.m. Lake-
• Lakewood Ranch Lightning 9 a.m. merﬁeld Park Pavilion wood Ranch Town Hall
13th – Second Tuesday Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center • Coed Soccer 8 a.m. Greenbrook Park
• Runners’ Club 6 a.m. Braden • Handcrafts & More 10 a.m. Lake- • Ladies Soccer Club 8 a.m. Greenbrook Park 31st – Fifth Saturday
River Nature Park wood Ranch Town Hall • Volleyball Club 10 a.m. Summerﬁeld Park • Runners’ Club 6 a.m. Sum-
• Women’s Tennis 8 a.m. • Legacy Men’s Golf Association tee times • VENETIAN MASQUERADE merﬁeld Park Pavilion
• THE OUT-OF-DOOR ACADEMY by appointment Legacy Golf Club BALL 7 p.m. The Lake Club • Coed Soccer 8 a.m. Greenbrook Park
AND ST. STEPHEN’S EPISCOPAL • Mah Jongg for Advanced Players 1 • Ladies Soccer Club 8 a.m. Greenbrook Park
SCHOOL PRIVATE SCHOOL FAIR p.m. Lakewood Ranch Town Hall • Volleyball Club 10 a.m. Summerﬁeld Park
18 AROUND THE RANCH • BRADENTON HERALD SUPPLEMENT JANUARY 7-20, 2009
Snowmen raise spirits, money for good cause
The second annual Team Brown Dec. 12 through Jan. 2. Local tants started with a bare snowman to Friends of the Brown’s Founda- tion/TEAMBROWN.org is a
Snowman Festival, a fundrais- businesses, groups and families made of foam, and then were al- tion Inc. The Team Brown festival nonproﬁt organization based
ing event for families of children had an opportunity to get togeth- lowed to add any adornments they concluded Jan. 2 with the awards in Lakewood Ranch. For more
ﬁghting cancer, was held on er and have fun building a snow- wished. The cost to enter was a presentation at Music on Main. information visit www.team
Lakewood Ranch’s Main Street man, Florida-style. All contes- $250 donation – tax-deductible – Friends of the Brown Founda- brown.org.
JANUARY 7-20, 2009 BRADENTON HERALD SUPPLEMENT • AROUND THE RANCH 19
Bayside Community Church
COMMUNITY WORSHIP DIRECTORY
Eastside Church of Christ Harvest United Methodist Church St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal
755-8600, www.baysidecommunity.org “Restoring New Testament Christianity” 907-7333, www.harvest-umc.org 751-5048, www.stmarymagdalene.net
Meets at Freedom Elementary School. Lakewood Ranch Town Hall 14305 Covenant Way, 1/4 mile north of 11315 Palmbrush Trail, sw corner of
Sundays Bible Study 10am University Parkway on Lorraine Road Lakewood Ranch Blvd. @ S.R. 70
Braden River United Methodist Church
Worship Service 11am
Living Lord Lutheran Church Sonrise Church
5858 44th Ave. E., Bradenton, FL
753-9365 www.livinglordﬂ.org 524-0995 www.sonrisetoday.net
Evangel Baptist Church Meets at Haile Middle School.
Chabad Lubavitch of Bradenton 11120 SR 70 East
708-6636, www.evange lbaptistchurch.com
3605 Lorraine Rd. Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church Temple Beth Sholom
Christ Presbyterian 752-6770 (Conservative) 955-8121,
727-1833 12905 SR 70 East, www.templebethsholomﬂ.org
Everlasting Faith Fellowship
email@example.com one mile east of 1050 S. Tuttle Ave. Sarasota, Fl
Meets at Lakewood Ranch Town Hall,
515 Upper Manatee RiverRoad, Lakewood Ranch Boulevard.
Sunday worship 10:30 a.m.
approximately 1/2 mile north Temple Emanu-El
Bible Study every Wednesday
of the corner of SR 64 and Peace Presbyterian Church PCUSA 371-2788, firstname.lastname@example.org,
at Town Hall 7 p.m.
Lakewood Ranch Boulevard 753-7778, www.peacepcusa.com www.templeemanuelsarasota.org
For more information call 941-870-3994
or www.effchurch.org Meets at MCC in Commerce Park 151 South McIntosh Road, Sarasota
Church of Hope
Religious Society of Friends Whitﬁeld Christian Church
Faith Christian Church (Quakers) 941-358-5759 753-7128, www.whitﬁeldcc@yahoo.com
NE off Fruitville Road, Exit 210,
746-5711, www.faithchristianchurch.com, Located at the N.W. Corner of Dr. Terry Wise, Sr. Minister
go east, ﬁrst leftWednesdays - 7pm;
email@example.com Lockwood Ridge Road and 57th Street (whitﬁeldpastor@yahoo.com)
Sundays 9 and 11am
5215 Lorraine Road 3530 Whitﬁeld Avenue (1 mile East of 301)
(between SR 64 and SR 70) Risen Savior Lutheran
Church on the Ranch
(WELS) 747-5564,www.rsavior.com Woodland Baptist
Meets at Willis Elementary School
6150 SR 70 East. Meets at McNeal Elementary 753-8588 www.woodlandministeries.com
Sunday 10 a.m.14705 The Masters Ave, Family Church
SR 70, 1 mile east of I-75.
off of Lorraine Rd.941-727-2749 Christian Retreat
922-1449, www.sarasotabaptist.com Word of Christ International Church
Cornerstone of Lakewood Ranch, PCA 1200 Glory Way Blvd
University Parkway at the southeast www.wocic.com
907-3939 3-1/2 miles North of SR64,
corner of Deer Drive Now meeting at Nolan Middle School
www.cornerstoneoﬂakewoodranch.org off Upper Manatee River Road
6615 Greenbrook Blvd East Bradenton, FL
14306 Covenant Way, corner of
34202, 941 746-7214
University Parkway and Lorraine Road.
Sarasota Garden Club
1131 Blvd. of the Arts, Sarasota
Jan. 10 Feb. 6
The Sarasota Garden Club’s Annual Spaghetti Dinner 4:30-7 p.m. Fashion Show Luncheon, 11 a.m. at the Meadows Country Club
Cost: $10 Tickets $28
We're back in the kitchen again, preparing our famous spaghetti din- Our annual fashion show luncheon will be held at the Meadows
ner! At $10, this is the best deal in town. Spaghetti with your choice: Country Club and will include fashions by A’Tu. This event usu-
meat sauce, marinara, butter, oil and garlic; tossed salad, Italian dress- ally sells out quickly, so please call Jean Kamp 941-955-0875 at the
ing, bread and garlic butter, spumoni ice cream and beverage. Garden Club for tickets. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Tickets must be purchased by Jan. 4. Call Jean Kamp Feb. 25
at 941-955-0875. The Garden Club is located at 1131 “Frugal Florist” designs by John Klingel
Blvd. of the Arts, Sarasota (Near G-Whiz). Do It Yourself Flowers on a Budget,
Sarasota Garden Club, 10 a.m.
Jan. 15 Cost $10
Orchid Lecture by Heather Hill, Sarasota Garden Club, 7 p.m. John Klingel who has created ﬂoral designs for many notables such
Cost $5; members free as Vera Wang, Chris Evert and Janet Jackson will be lecturing at the
Heather Hill is an environmental science master’s degree stu- Sarasota Garden Club. Klingel has worked in many aspects of the
dent at Florida Gulf Coast in Ft. Myers and recipient of the Cath- ﬂoral industry including wholesale, ﬁrst as an in-house designer, dis-
erine H. Beattie Fellowship issued by Florida Federation of Garden play artist and later in purchasing. He has worked with photographers
Clubs in fall 2008. She has been working with Marie Selby Bo- and completed designs for the FTD counter selection guide. Klingel
tanical Gardens on the Everglades rare plant propagation project has also participated regularly televised interviews about ﬂowers on
since 2005. The propagation project is a partnership with Ever- the NBC afﬁliate in West Palm Beach. In addition to winning the
glades National Park and Institute for Regional Conservation. prestigious Sylvia Cup at the Society of American Florists Convention
in Palm Beach, John is also the recipient of Florida State Designer of
the Year and Palm Beach County Designer of the Year designations.
20 AROUND THE RANCH • BRADENTON HERALD SUPPLEMENT JANUARY 7-20, 2009
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
ANGLER’S CLUB ville, N.J., we hosted a Corvette-A-Rama. GARDEN CLUB HADASSAH – SABRA CHAPTER
We like to ﬁsh! Freshwater, saltwater, in- With the bicentennial just a year away, our The members of the Lakewood Ranch The Hadassah SaBra Chapter’s January
shore or offshore it makes no difference, club was featured in a European National Garden Club held their November meet- reading selection is “The Zookeeper’s Wife”
someone in the club will share your prefer- Geographic magazine. Our club was built ing and enjoyed a tour of the University and will meet on Jan. 8. Please call Elaine
ence. We have had inshore trips where we on a social basis for couples who owned of South Florida’s botanical gardens led by Nutlay at 941-907-8457 for more informa-
have caught and released 50 redﬁsh and Corvettes and enjoyed the activities built Kim Hutton, the coordinator for the USF tion. Education day is scheduled for Jan. 22.
lost count of the number of snook. Can you around our Corvettes; for social gatherings, Gardens. The garden club members en- Please contact E. Fitzer at 941-388-9418 for
imagine a guide suggesting that you cancel rallies, or traveling as a group for an activi- joyed cool, sunny weather while observing more information.
a Monday trip because he is not sure he can ties day out, ending at a nice restaurant for the various habitats offered such as a tem-
give you a fantastic trip? Our guide likes lunch or dinner. perate forest, a wetland forest, a subtropical ITALIAN-AMERICAN CLUB
our steady business and often postpones Having lived here at Lakewood Ranch shade garden, an herb and scent garden, a Buon Giorno Tutti,
trips when things are not right. since 1999, I have seen different Corvettes butterﬂy garden, along with carnivorous The Italian American Club of LWR is
This year we will host our third annual around the ranch and thought it would be plants, cactus, and succulent plants. Mem- keeping very busy. Our membership now
youth ﬁshing tournament. We expect more nice if we had our own Lakewood Ranch bers enjoyed a picnic lunch under shade totals more than 165, with 105 members
than 100 kids this year and could use your Corvette Club. It would be nice to talk trees at the gardens. who are residents of LWR. But because we
help. With the economy down, we may not about old times and enjoy the company of The Garden Club held its annual holiday need 70 percent of our membership to be
get as much sponsor support as we have other Corvette owners who share the same decorations sale on Lakewood Ranch Main LWR residents, we are in jeopardy of los-
had in the past, and your dues will go to a values. Street at the Farmer’s Market Dec. 6, and ing our free meeting space at Town Hall.
great cause. Dues are only $10 per year, a For those interested in meeting once a also at the Holidays Around the Ranch cel- We encourage anyone from LWR who is
real bargain in today’s world. month to discuss Corvettes, maybe have ebration on Lakewood Ranch Main Street interested in Italian culture, language, tra-
We meet at 7 p.m. on the ﬁrst Tues- coffee out some mornings, go for a ride and Dec. 12. ditions, or travel to join us in our monthly
day of each month at the Town Hall. We have lunch or dinner out, play some golf, or The Garden Club celebrated the holidays meetings and outings. Having an Italian
have seminars, arrange charters, plan road just see what interests there would be when Dec. 8 with a tour of the Festival of Trees heritage is not a requirement. We do lots
trips and events. Please plan to attend and we get together, please contact David Feld- at the historic Crosley Estate to view trees, of fun things—dining out, wine tastings,
bring a friend. Call me at 941-907-3017 or mar at 941-907-3979 or 941-704-0571 or wreaths, and rooms decorated by local ﬂo- bocce, cookie exchanges, museum visits—
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more email email@example.com. rists, garden enthusiasts, and specialty clubs and meet great people from the area who
information. for the holidays. The garden club members share common passions about all things
DIABETIC EDUCATION & EMPOWER- attended afternoon tea featuring home- Italian. Please join us.
ART CLUB MENT DEMAND SUPPORT (DEEDS) made scones and other culinary delights. Our Nov. 18 meeting was an opportu-
Local artist Ann Terhardt will conduct NEW! NEW! NEW! For additional information contact Marion nity for members to share memories and
classes at 1 p.m. on Jan. 9 and 23 at Lake- A person with diabetes has many deci- Schoenborn at 941-907-0644. traditions for celebrating the Christmas
wood Ranch Town Hall. If you are inter- sions to make each day, and these deci- and New Year holidays. We expect these
ested in joining this group or to get addi- sions will have a huge impact on our future comments will help keep traditions alive or
tional information about the club, please health and wellbeing. It is imperative that encourage members to reintroduce them to
contact Carol Frankland at 941-727-5069 we embrace our disease and take control of family and new friends. There was a lively
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or it so that we can lead productive lives and discussion regarding the meaning of the
Donna McIntyre at 941-907-9061 or e- slow down the progression. “seven ﬁshes” tradition for Christmas Eve
mail email@example.com. Support groups offer many beneﬁts. Shar- dinner—there are several interpretations,
ing information and concerns with others each of which sound plausible, but the tra-
BILLIARDS CLUB that are diabetic is a reminder that we are dition still holds.
For an evening of extreme fun and cama- not alone. This month’s dinner outing was at Café
raderie, please join us at 7 p.m. on Tuesday DEEDS’ ﬁrst meeting will be at 6:30 Amici on Main Street, Sarasota. Forty hap-
nights at Livingston’s in Sarasota. If you’d The members of the Lakewood Ranch Garden Club py and well-fed members enjoyed the food
p.m. Feb. 18 at Lakewood Ranch Town enjoy a tour of the University of South Florida’s
like a preview, just check out our photos on Hall. Future meetings will be on the third and great conversation. Café Amici is a fa-
our Digital Village Web site: botanical gardens.
Wednesday of every month thereafter. vorite of many of our members, and a great
Go to www.lwrdv.com>>Click on “Ame- Please join us! discovery for others.
nities and Activities”>>Click on “Clubs GENEALOGY CLUB Thanks to the enthusiasm and vast knowl-
Speakers will be announced at a later date. At the January meeting of the Lakewood
and Organizations”>>Click on “Games For more information, please call Janet edge about Italian wines, Carmen Spagno-
and Leisure”>>Click on “Billiards.” Ranch Genealogical Society a video en- la, owner of San Marco Plaza’s WineStyles
Mamane at 941-907-9549 or mamanett@ titled “The Misha Defonseca Holocaust
Players of all skill levels from begin- gmail.com. has prepared a series of ongoing Italian
ner to pro show up to shoot against each Fraud: Forensic Genealogy Lessons for wine tastings. At 3 p.m. Jan. 18, we will be-
other for fun. The year-end tournament Your Own Family History” will be shown. gin with Italian Wines 101—learning how
DOUBLE DECK, PARTNERS PINOCHLE In 1997, Misha Defonseca published a
will offer trophies for those with more of to read Italian wine labels then, every few
Wanted: all persons interested in play- memoire of her Holocaust years as a “hid-
a competitive spirit. We have players that months, tasting our way through the vari-
ing once a week should contact: Val at den child” traveling 3,000 miles through
are just starting out, to players that have ous regions of the country. The cost for the
firstname.lastname@example.org or Chuck at thecata- war-ravaged Europe on a search for her par-
been playing since they were old enough to afternoon is $15 per person.
gain@verizon,net. ents. In 2007, Sharon Sergeant led a team
hold a stick. There are playing tips shared Our Italian language classes are pro-
amongst the members of the group, as well of forensic genealogists on a quest to ﬁnd gressing quite well under the guidance of
as guest speakers scheduled to attend. It’s a EXERCISE GROUP Misha’s real identity. In 2008, shortly af-
Come and exercise with us and experience instructor Stefano Guglielmi…Parliamo
great evening out, with a friendly, fun at- ter the research team released information italiano molto bene.
mosphere. For more information, contact fun and recreation at the same time. Every- on her identity, Misha issued a statement
one is welcome and there is no charge. Our We normally meet at 7 p.m. the third
Mark at 941-720-7283. admitting to the fraud through her lawyer Tuesday of each month at Town Hall,
groups meet at 7:45 and 9 a.m. on Mon- in Belgium. For more information on the
days, Wednesdays and Fridays in rooms but we cannot be accommodated for our
BRIDGE ON TUESDAY case, Google “Misha Defonseca” or go to January meeting. Members will be noti-
Bridge on Tuesday will resume Jan. 27. 203-205 at the Woodland Baptist Church www.slate.com/id/2185493.
on State Road 70 at Braden Run. We use ﬁed with details about our January meet-
Please call Elaine Nutlay at 941-907-8457 Join the Lakewood Ranch Genealogical ing. All residents of LWR are welcome to
for more information. videos of Kathy Smith, Joan Lunden, and Club at Town Hall at 7 p.m. Jan. 5 to ﬁnd
Good Housekeeping, or you may choose to become involved with the Italian American
out what lessons can be learned in order to Club of LWR: any one of Italian descent
CORVETTE CLUB bring your own. We welcome new mem- separate fact from ﬁction in the stories of
bers and there is no charge to participate. or who love things Italian. Our focus is on
NEW!! NEW!! NEW!! your own family. If you are interested in having a good time, preserving our culture,
For additional information, please contact joining, please contact Nancy Johnson at
About 33 years ago, as president of the
Nancy Gonzalez at 941-727-5817 or Sandy 941-752-9819 or email@example.com.
Natural Corvette Club, located in Den- CLUBS TO 21
Oetjen at 941-727-0762.
JANUARY 7-20, 2009 BRADENTON HERALD SUPPLEMENT • AROUND THE RANCH 21
CLUBS FROM 20 MAH JONGG AT ONE Komen for the Cure, an organization dedi- Crystal Forest” dinner/auction Dec. 3 at the
Our group of happy, welcoming women cated to research, raising awareness of and LWR Golf and Country Club. A great time
plays competitive Mah Jongg. We play ev- ﬁnding a cure for breast cancer. Players of was had by the 183 women attending. The
and retaining the traditions of our heritage.
ery Wednesday afternoon and welcome ad- all levels are welcome. Prizes will be given proceeds from the auction will be donated
Contact Stella LaSalvia Olinger at 941-907-
ditional players. All play is by reservation; to ﬁrst, second and third (10-player divi- to SMART – Sarasota Manatee Assoc. for
3437 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for
please call Joan Robbins at 941-929-2995 sions). Entry fee is $40 ($45 after 2/7/09) Riding Therapy and CARE – Center for
more details. Ciao.
for information. includes rating fees. Entries must be re- Autism Research and Education. Thanks
If you want to learn how to play Mah ceived by 2/18/09. Registration begins to all who participated and made this year’s
Jongg, call Joan at 941-929-2995…she will at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 21 and play begins at 9 event a success.
teach you to play, doesn’t charge for the les- a.m. We will begin 2009 with our January
sons and hopes that you’ll love the game as Contact Paul Herzing at 941-907-8938 meeting at Town Hall at 7 p.m. It will be
much as she does. You may also e-mail Joan or e-mail at email@example.com for more a social meeting and time to choose which
Robbins at firstname.lastname@example.org. information. If you don’t play scrabble, you charity or charities we will be supporting
can also be a sponsor or contributor for this for the next two years. All members and
MEDITATION CLUB very worthy cause. prospective members are invited to attend.
The LWR Women’s Meditation Group Your dues are due in January, $20 for re-
meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday in LWR ST. GEORGE’S DRAGON LA- newal and $25 for new members. Call Mar-
Town Hall. New members are always DIES MAH JONGG GROUP ian Wolfe at 941-907-2027 with questions.
Enjoying dinner at Café Amici welcome! Please contact Lynne Mercier at The St. George’s Dragon Ladies Mah
941-388-0730 for more information. The Jongg Group meets every Thursday from WOMEN’S GOLF LEAGUE
general schedule for the meetings is as fol- 1 to 4 p.m. at the Lakewood Ranch Town Lady Golfers – are you tired of making tee
lows: ﬁrst Thursday of the month: healing Hall. For more information, please contact times and looking for foursomes? Why not
meditations and reiki; second Thursday of Janet Mamane at 941-907-0054 or jma- let the Women’s Golf League at Legacy do
the month: chanting meditations: third email@example.com. it for you. We play every Thursday at The
Thursday of the month: reﬂective medita- Legacy Golf Club in Lakewood Ranch,
tion for the ﬁrst hour with book or study TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS with tee times starting at 7:30 a.m.
Our 2008/’09 season is about to start,
sharing the second hour; fourth Thursday WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
of the month: remains open for varied in- and for a nominal $40 annual fee, we will
NEW! NEW! NEW! put the foursomes together and e-mail or
spirational sharing or presentation with This is a social club for teens and young
meditation. call you each week with your tee time. The
adults with special needs ages 16 – 24 to annual dues are used for twice yearly tour-
meet new friends and enjoy different ac- naments – a member/member in Novem-
Carolina Tubiolo and Sergio Barion anounced MEN’S BOOK CLUB tivities. Members should be able to par-
The next meeting for the Men’s Book ber and a member/guest in the spring.
their engagement ticipate independently of a parent or aid to
Club will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 26 at Town Our greens fees at Legacy are very heav-
gain conﬁdence, independence and self-es- ily discounted from their usual rack rate
LADIES DEVOTIONAL HOUR Hall. The book selection for the month is teem. Non-special needs teens and young and also include lunch (any item from the
Last month we enjoyed many Christmas “Ascent of Money” by N. Ferguson. Please adults are also encouraged to join as peer
join us for lunch at McAllisters at 1 p.m. menu). We welcome all levels of players
musicals, plays and concerts at our local buddies to those with special needs. Par- from beginners to low handicappers.
churches. We were also pleased that many ent or aid should attend ﬁrst meeting. For If you are interested in joining this fun
new ladies of different faiths have joined MOM’S GROUP more information, please call Lori TerHaar group, please contact Noreen Duronio
our study on the Book of Revelation and Don’t forget to check our newsletter for at 941-306-5497 or e-mail at loriterhaar@ at 941-907-0748 (kduronio@tampabay.
Prophecy. It is an exciting study with the book club, bunco and “mom’s night out” earthlink.net. rr.com) during the summer months, or
CD taught by a retired Sarasota minister, information!
Vivienne Trace at 941-907-3761 (vtracy@
Berkley Helms. Please join us this winter If you are interested in joining the Lake- WOMEN’S BOOK CLUB tampabay.rr.com) from October to April.
at 9:45 a.m. every Thursday at Town Hall wood Ranch Mom’s Group, visit our Web The Women’s Book Club will meet Jan.
as we continue this study. It’s a great place site at www.lwrmomsgroup.com or contact YOUNG COUPLES CLUB
21 at Town Hall. The January selection is
to meet new friends, have refreshments, Stacy White at firstname.lastname@example.org. “Year of Wonder” by Geraldine Brooks. Young Couples Club is continuing to
and lift your spirits weekly. For more Come at 1 p.m. to meet and greet. Book grow! As new couples (ages 24 – 35) are
information, call Carol Tumey at 941-727- NOR’ EASTER’S CLUB discussion begins at 1:30 p.m. New mem- moving in to Lakewood Ranch, they are
3789, or contact Shirley Surowiec at shsur@ NEW! NEW! NEW! bers of LWR are always welcome. For interested in meeting and socializing with
aol.com. The Nor’ Easter’s Club, a new social club, more information, call Mary Button at people in their new community. If you want
is open to all, but mainly geared to trans- 941-755-0012. more information about the Young Couples
LAKEWOOD RANCH COUPLES GOURMET GROUP plants from New England to Maryland re- Club, please contact Rachel and Neil Mar-
If you enjoy preparing tasty food and gion. There will be a Nor’ Easter pot luck WOMEN’S CLUB cus at 941-538-0424 or rachelmarcus331@
meeting new friends, this is the club for dinner and white elephant to be held at the The Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club gmail.com. Check us out on Facebook by
you! Couples meet in groups of 6-10 at each home of Sharon D’Anna. All new members held its annual holiday “A Night in the searching for LWR Young Couples.
other’s homes to enjoy good food, wine and welcome. For further information, contact
lively conversation. Groups rotate for each Sharon D’Anna at 941-752-4113.
dinner, so you’ll get to meet more of the
members of Couples Gourmet. PAN CLUB How’s your
If you would like to join us, or would like
more information on the club, please get
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Pan – the best card
game in this universe! What is Pan? Pan is a Hearing?
We can help!
in touch with Terry or Bob Sharak at 941- game that is a combination of gin and pok-
373-6611. er. If you are aroused with curiosity and the
desire to be taught this entertaining game,
LATIN CLUB contact Shirley Zoldessy at 941-758-1333.
NEW! NEW! NEW! Pan Club is played at Town Hall every
WE Hear the latest
The Latin Club is new to Lakewood
Ranch and is planning to celebrate differ-
Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. Call to learn this
great game so that you can join us! ALL “Open Ear” systems
ent special dates together and have frequent
family reunions and parties. For more in-
formation, please contact Mercedes Movilla
The Lakewood Ranch Scrabble Club will
Hearing on the Go
at 941-751-0536 or e-mail merceinﬂorida@ host a one day (seven-game) tournament on WALK-INS 941-744-0900
hotmail.com. Feb. 21 for the beneﬁt of breast cancer. All WELCOME 1719 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. North
proceeds and donations will go to Susan G.
22 AROUND THE RANCH • BRADENTON HERALD SUPPLEMENT JANUARY 7-20, 2009
New ELKS Club forming
in Lakewood Ranch
ORGANIZATION: The Benevolent – Boy Scout troops
and Protective Order of Elks of the United – Girl Scout troops
States of America – Boys and girls softball and basketball
CHARTER/MISSION: A national fra- – Safe night activities for children
ternal and charitable organization of men – Drug awareness programs conducted
and women dedicated to helping those in in local schools
need whenever and wherever possible. We – Paws for Patriots – Provides guide dogs
Brought to you by the Bradenton Herald - are a 501 (c) 3, nonproﬁt organization. We for soldiers returning from the Middle
Manatee County’s Newspaper since 1922. support national, state, and local charities East blinded in those operations.
primarily, but not limited to, children and – Donations in the form of cell phones,
veterans. Examples are: blankets, personal items, etc... for pa-
Other than the federal government, the tients at Bay Pines and other veterans
Elks award more scholarships nationally facilities
and locally than any organization in the – Requests from other local charities
country. All of our programs are open to anyone
We administer a state-wide children’s with a need of help. There is no require-
therapy service providing occupational, ment to be an Elk or from an Elk family.
physical, and speech therapy to currently All of our programs are completely fund-
more than 300 children per week whose ed by Elks donations.
parents have a ﬁnancial need due to lack of
insurance and/or local service availability. LOCAL LODGES: Lakewood Ranch
We administer a 400+ acre Youth Camp Lodge No. 2855 will be a component of
in Umatilla, Fla. that is a year-round facil- the Southwest District. There are cur-
ity. Ohio State University recently com- rently seven lodges in the district: South
pleted an independent, long-term study Hillsboro (Ruskin), Palmetto, Bradenton,
and has rated our camp the number one Manasota, Sarasota, Sarasota South, and
youth facility for health and safety in the Venice-Nokomis.
USA. This past year over 22,000 used the
facilities for summer camp and other pur- MEETINGS: The Lakewood Ranch
poses. Elks Lodge No. 2855 meets twice a month,
Our local lodges conduct and partici- on the second and fourth Thursday, 7
pate in “Hoop Shoot” and “Soccer Shoot” p.m., at the Sarasota Polo Club, Lakewood
contests where local winners can progress Ranch.
through the state contests and on to the
national level. More than one million par- MEMBERSHIP: At present, we have
ticipate yearly. about 85 members committed, and grow-
An Americanism program essay con- ing with every meeting. Once we have 100
test for ﬁfth- to eighth-grade students members, we can obtain a charter from our
that emphasizes national awareness. This Grand Lodge. We have already obtained
year’s subject was “Why I’m Proud to be some of the supplies and equipment neces-
an American.” Hundreds of children com- sary to conduct Elks business. Our mem-
Delivered daily pete for local, district, state and national
Our drug awareness program is con-
bership committee has scheduled a number
of local events to promote membership.
to your doorstep! ducted in our local schools, and locally over
3,000 per year beneﬁt from this program.
POINTS OF CONTACT:
Bob Erwin, chairman
Committee for New Lodges
It’s all about you! – Adopt-A-Family
– Various organizations for homeless
women and children
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Five distinctions for business owners
and leaders to do next year By Doug Van Dyke, President of DVD Consulting Incorporated
Carol and Bob own a business. It is do- vine by communicating frequently with team. Much of it is unrealized. Purpose- body language, an energetic tone of voice,
ing well, yet they face many challenges. It your team members. Tip: during your com- fully and formally tap into the ideas and and sincere eye contact to continually lift
is near the end of the quarter or year and munications seek to dispel erroneous ru- talent of your team members via formal the morale of your team members.
they want to plan and strategize about the mors that are ﬂying around the grapevine. brainstorming sessions. This is one of the Bonus tip: Celebrate like crazy. Be a
next quarter or year. They have created This action helps to discredit the grapevine, many topics detailed in my book, “Leader- hawk for good things happening in your
a nice action plan regarding expanding as well as those who propagate its content. ship Simpliﬁed.” Here are a few quick tips workplace and celebrate the heck out of
revenues. In addition, they have taken a 2. Huddle up. Let people know (in real regarding brainstorming sessions: the great accomplishments that your team
sharp pen (in some cases a machete) to time) what twists and turns are going on a. Deﬁne the purpose or subject matter members deliver.
their costs and expenses. They sit back with your business. Morning huddles are a b. Treat every idea like a great idea Well folks, there you have it: the tale of
and think to themselves: “We need to do great way to quickly get information out to c. Keep your opinions on the sidelines Carol and Bob, as well as a handful of ac-
more; what are the intangibles?” Good your people on a regular basis. Mid-week d. Resist the urge to go imme- tions that can make you a distinctive leader.
thinking by Carol and Bob, because it is e-mail communiqués are also a nice way to diately into solution mode It is always an honor to connect with you –
often the intangibles that makes a busi- keep people apprised of the good, the bad, e. Encourage and support involvement many thanks for a great ’08. Let’s all be dis-
ness distinctive. Did you notice that word and the ugly. f. Vote for top ideas tinctive and make 2009 one heck of year!
– distinctive? It is used with purpose, be- 3. Grow skills. Many businesses have g. Flesh it out (i.e., dig A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
cause we need to do more than differenti- to do more with less. The only way to ef- deeper on the best ideas) to all!
ate our businesses from our competitors. fectively accomplish this is to make certain h. Summarize the outcomes Doug Van Dyke is a leadership and com-
We must be distinctive. Webster’s deﬁnes your team members are constantly beeﬁng 5. Keep chins up (yours and your team’s). munication consultant, executive coach,
distinctive as: “creating a clear and unmis- up their skills and ﬁne tuning best prac- Be realistic about events and happenings and business planner. Recently, a handful of
takable impression.” So as leaders, what tices. Training and development has never impacting your business, yet maintain a chrome (gray) hairs have surfaced that are
actions (i.e., intangibles) can we begin to been more important. Seek to identify two sense of positivism regarding potential adding to his distinctiveness. Doug’s book,
execute that will make us distinctive and skill sets that each team member could en- outcomes. While leaders cannot motivate “Leadership Simpliﬁed,” is available at www.
carry positive momentum into the next hance. In addition, let your top performers people – in my opinion motivation comes amazon.com or in the Productivity Store of
year? Luckily, there are ﬁve listed below. know they are valued by creating a formal from within – they can uplift morale by www.dvdconsulting.com. To learn more
1. Crush the grapevine. When times plan to grow their skills. carrying themselves in a conﬁdent manner. about Leadership Simpliﬁed Boot Camps and
are tougher people often gossip like crazy. 4. Maximize brainpower. You have an Hopefully your business is thriving. Good. events, contact Doug today at doug@dvdcon-
Mitigate the negative impact of the grape- abundance of talent and ideas on your No matter what your situation, use positive sulting.com or at 941-776-1121.
Lakewood Ranch safety committee Humane Society announces new hours
A safety committee is maintained in each 4. Set security alarms when away from the The Humane Society of Manatee Coun- is located at 2515 14th St. W., Bradenton,
Lakewood Ranch village. These commit- home (even for a short time). ty announces new operating hours effec- FL 34205. For further information please
tees have representatives from each neigh- 5. Lock doors when working outside tive Dec. 11, 2008. Adoption hours for cats call 941-747-8808, Ext. 313 or 314 or
borhood committee within the villages. around the home or in the backyard. and dogs are now Tuesday through Friday visit their Website at www.humanesociety
The committees monitor safety within the 6. At night, lock doors between the garage from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from manatee.org.
community and implement changes where and the house (use a deadbolt).
required to improve personal and home 7. Lock bikes when not in use. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Humane Society
safety and security. The safety committees 8. Close garage doors.
meet periodically to maintain a process 9. Keep post lamps in working order; add
for residents to report and resolve safety landscape lighting, and keep carriage lights
concerns. on during evening hours.
10. Add the telephone numbers for the
Security Reminders sheriff to your cell phone speed dial for
quick access. (Greenbrook and Summer-
Manatee County Sheriff Reminder ﬁeld/Riverwalk residents should also add
Residents should always call the Sheriff’s the telephone number for Wackenhut to
department whenever suspicious behavior their home phone speed dial.)
is observed. County Commissioners must
approve funding increases to add deputies Reporting of Safety Concerns
for increased patrols in Lakewood Ranch. Make sure that you know the process to
Compared to other Manatee districts, report safety concerns to ensure resolution.
Lakewood Ranch’s level of incidents is low. If you see suspicious activity, report it as
If no reports are received, the county will follows:
have no basis to consider additional staff. 1. Call 9-1-1 for emergencies
Greenbrook and Summerﬁeld/Riverwalk 2. For non-emergencies, call the Sheriff at
residents should also contact Wackenhut 941-747-3011
Security. 3. Always notify neighborhood commit-
tee members and, if a program exists, your
Recommended Security Actions neighborhood watch block captain.
Actions can be taken by Lakewood 4. In Greenbrook and Summerﬁeld/Riv-
Ranch residents to reduce incidents within erwalk, always contact Wackenhut Security
the neighborhoods. These actions include: at 941-921-4475
1. Lock cars parked in driveways. Safety information is available on
2. Remove garage door openers from cars Digital Village on the summary page
parked outside overnight. for each village and the home safety &
3. Don't leave iPods, cell phones or other security page.
valuable items in parked cars.
24 AROUND THE RANCH • BRADENTON HERALD SUPPLEMENT JANUARY 7-20, 2009
Crowley Museum &
16405 Myakka Road, Sarasota
Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009 9:30am-4pm
Entertainment Pioneer Reenactors Civil War Skirmishes
Working Cowboy Demonstrations Whipcracking Antiques Real Cane Sugar
WH Seminole IONA Authentic Pioneer Buildings
Syrup OL Indians L
E FA FUN Fossil Dig Butter
Soap Making Archery Rock Climb F
Churning Crafts & Games LY!Reptiles Birds Horses Pony Rides
Butterfly Exhibit Boardwalk Nature Trails and much more!
GOLD COAST EAGLE
$3.00 Parking $7.00 Adults $3.00 Children Directions: I-75 to Fruitville Road Exit #210, travel east for 11 miles to stop sign. Turn
south on Myakka Road 2.5 miles. (Or Rt. 70 east of I-75, turn south on Verna Road for 4.5 miles to Fruitville Road intersection and con-
tinue south on Myakka Road 2.5 miles.) The road doglegs several times. Stay on the main paved road. CMNC is on the left.