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Quickly becoming celebrities, duo, teeth strung necks, attained nationally show, aired Planet January 2012. soon highest-rated series gator, pole--a white pole length rope pulled noose--and jump pick-up truck. land shallow water, tire out. While reach, animal thrash snap exhausted. minutes so, jumps tapes mouth shut. lifting pick-up. dives pole. Once hes animal, hell slip noose head. swims whos waiting shore haul along. land, theyll tiring-out transporting team, couldnt approaching Englander, born Massachusetts. 27-year-old youngster Floridian, raised County. An outstanding athlete competed grueling triathlons. loves barbeque. opened restaurant, Riffles Old Bar-B-Q, Davie. Think all-you-can-eat ribs fried okra cornbread. charge guy. laid-back. rooted childhood. rattlesnake 12. wrestling 11. Native Village, Seminole Indian reservation Hollywood, main attraction. wrestler, young aspiring experts probably 711 TOP PLANET crew hundreds catching bare safe 49 Clockwise co-star Ashley Lawrence reptilian moment, habitat, airboat rides promise sightings Everglades. Mark Bird Westall, long-time activist. real, trying do. Charlie Sobczak, naturalist author Alligators, Sharks, Panthers thinks Nuts Crazy lightning supports ethic. Kyle Sweet, superintendent Sanctuary Club, numerous jokes, Bet workers relocation policy, Sweet commends them, excellent nature. obviously behavior, Dee Serage, specialist Captiva Conservation Foundation. genuine concern gators. headquartered Freelance Brotak retired meteorology professor stay-at-home dad. western North Carolina, chance get. EVERGLADES HOLIDAY PARK Lauderdale. volunteers tending entertain visitors, Bodard put shows demonstrate techniques subdue wild. goes rescue effort. lucky day, here. itself operation site, glide across search swampy habitat. 51 701 ROHR BALLOONS Chuck Balloons, Mount Dora. Explore DANA MIRMAN dventure runs Brian. Balloons theyve taken balloons celebrate champagne toast. simply gliding blue oldest forms bucket lists--with bubbles. popular flights, duo tethered festivals aerial nuptials inflight weddings. demand soar wind grew 53 warrant expansion Dora family-owned established 1972, Texas Oklahoma. adventurous traveled world, dads freedom growing up, Chuck. guy ambition wanted. Born Colorado, moved Kansas child, raised. ethic, instilled quit touches, splashes dashes skimming water. Sometimes property join champagne. --Brian joined military 101st Airborne Korea. returned took sport. luck boxing, trained Olympics although success ring, ultimately sparring. winning boxing matches, run, sail Miami, aiming Alaska. bought boat sailing Trinidad, jobs Ultimately ran boat, ignited, Chucks launched studied licensed Coast Guard. Eventually captain yacht member General Motors board directors. sailed years, During navigated vessel Lakes, Mediterranean Sea. talents limited sea, however. There artistic emerged 1970s. Johnny Carson, McMahon, Charlton Heston Jackie Gleason, self-taught artist. works represented passions, metal yachts, powerboats, motorcycles filled space. art gallery. represented, painting entitled Jonas Gerard, accepted White House Gerald 1975 United States Bicentennial. enormous painting, measuring diameter, brought window instead. way, interested aviation again helicopters, airplanes airships Florida. Notably, airship earned prime minister Thailand. 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That people--I performing, improv performances. candor wit defy chuckles completely embracing undying scene. asks hey sure, fine, happy. Actually, party. Yet, mean isnt 100 percent Illona, mother, recalling scrapbooks elementary grades, count dancing bad. dance, chides. singing stage. realized personnel notice talent. class school, stood arts, believe gotten gotten. exciting, McMenemy. parents. Theyre encouraged 60 61 62 First Big Break daughter finally relented shy old. said OK heres deal, audition Babbitt, bass player Funk Brothers hour room, heard joking, remembers. expected discourage Instead, Babbit said, invited studio Brothers. Wolanins, schooling wilds completing International Baccalaureate program High School, Vanderbilt University Nashville. told full-time degree. graduated magna cum laude years--she motivated started. hung diploma busy, Vincent. majored human organizational minor Vanderbilt, Broadway musicals. fun, Whitney. is. 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ARIES MARCH APRIL compromise--not things--and Aries. bit. 11th thumbs-up--or thumbs-down. juggle easy. retrograde 6th, projects stalled. Finish forward, TAURUS MAY touch youve mooning away, call. ball rolling Taurus, regard price, emerge victorious. nicest, warmest romance. shadows GEMINI JUNE opens, conversations pick up. several tug-of-wars regarding matters, mine yours. peacefully. lively chatter, puzzles acquaintances. long-distance friendship. Hey, CANCER JULY Tension month, Cancer. assert fed down. Well, feelings, serious chat. closure emotional situation peaceful firm, nonnegotiable LEO AUGUST partying Leo, insists responsibilities. month. worry, bored but, Joint resources attention, overlooked. VIRGO SEPTEMBER dear Virgo. need, ask. close listen Virgo advice. problematic longer off. Rest assured, cleared strong, yep, LIBRA OCTOBER urge trip, break routine. adventure, sweetheart, Libra. nonsense, sit ground Be buckle. 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Admission free. 7th Miami thousands Armands Circle ArtFest Night Party 6-10pm, Specialty lighting creates bold mingle setting. 239-768-3602, 10am-5pm, decorated Hundreds participate premier festival, 86 87 childrens activities. Gale Bennett 7-March Bennetts modern references Abstract Expressionism, Impressionism, Cubism Renaissance art. 239939-2787, 7, Siesta 9, Held Ocean Blvd. Road U.S., stained glass greenmarket. 561746-6615, 8th Rotary Arts Fair wearable 239472-2155, 22nd Set Dunedins Main Street, crowdpleaser. 26th Farmers Wednesday, 8am, Riverside Springs. 239-992-2556, 88 89 8am-1pm, Open-air Hall, Sanibel. 239-4772-3700, 355, Historical Walking Tours Saturday 1030am, 90-minute walk history, 239945-0405, Haunted History 2nd 4th delving darker history. 239-9450405, Burroughs Living-history citys homes 239-337-0706, Greenmarket Saturdays, Locally Grown, Caught Cultivated products. Relax gardening cooking workshops. Guided Nature Slough Daily, 930-11am 130-3pm, interpretive cypress forest accessible boardwalk animals unique. 239-694-0398, River, Roots Ruts Half Marathon Person Relay, 815 Have hugged root lately Registration Trail open. 239-533-7440, Oxbow Kayak Clinic 6, basic kayaking paddling, skills two-hour guided trip. Bicycle bicyclists. 239-4722155, Garden 11am, gardeners horticulturists. Fishing enthusiasts. Preschool Program 3-6 olds, Trees, Leaves Seeds topics butterflies, tracks Commerce Expo am, involved Sail Squadron Monthly meeting, required. 239- 466-9450, Creek slow-paced paddle levels. equipment binoculars, clothing shoes wet. 239533-7440, Caloosahatchee Hickeys Trip 27, six-hour kayak experienced paddlers begins Regional campground 5-mile roundtrip Calusa Blueway Creek. Programs Archery 20, Please listings. calendar up-to-date. 91 COMMUNITY Chicos Patty Berg Memorial womans legacy pave women O KATHRYN COLE womens clothing, sponsor president, Liz Hodges embodies spirit represent. 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