Episode 16

Published on:

1st May 2018

016 Easter Seals and the Giving Challenge

Highlights from this episode

  • Ed loves pugs and pug paintings. - (0:13)
  • Nobody puts baby in the corner! - (1:06)
  • Just for the record, Tom has not gone swimming with the manatees. - (4:21)
  • What is Easter Seals? Tom gives an excellent answer! - (5:10)
  • Spoiler Alert! Tom Waters is Captain America. - (16:11)
  • Woof Wednesday saves lives! - (16:25)
  • All of the many ways YOU can help Easter Seals today! - (18:15)
  • What is The Giving Challenge? - (20:30)
  • Quite possibly the best answer to any interview question we have asked a guest - ever. - (31:00)
  • Ed is serious for almost a full minute - it's a near miracle! - (41:15)

Interview with Tom Waters of Easter Seals Southwest Florida - (3:22)

Easter Seals of Southwest Florida

Easter Seals Southwest Florida provides quality lifespan services to children and adults with developmental disabilities such as autism, spina bifida, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and sensory processing disorders. Operating in Manatee and Sarasota counties, Easter Seals Southwest Florida creates solutions that change lives for children, adults and families with developmental disabilities through high quality therapeutic, educational and support services. Our mission is to ensure that each person we serve reaches his or her full potential and enjoys life to the fullest.

 Easter Seals Southwest Florida Inc

350 Braden Ave

Sarasota, FL 34243



2018 Giving Challenge

Community Foundation of Sarasota County


The Community Foundation of Sarasota County is a public charity founded in 1979 by the Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council as a resource for caring individuals and the causes they support, enabling them to make a charitable impact on the community.


Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc.

2635 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34237

(941) 955-3000 (Phone)

(941) 952-1951 (Fax)

info@cfsarasota.org (Email)



The Patterson Foundation


The Patterson Foundation strengthens the efforts of people, organizations, and communities by focusing on issues that address common aspirations, foster wide participation, and encourage learning and sharing.


The Patterson Foundation

2 North Tamiami Trail

Suite 206

Sarasota, FL 34236

Phone: 941-952-1413

Fax: 941-952-1435



Easter Seals Giving Challenge Information


What is Woof Wednesday? (#woofwednesday) - (16:25)

Nate's Honor Animal Rescue


To save the lives of homeless pets by changing the way our community views animal sheltering and shelter pets. To provide an educational and family friendly environment that will change their future one animal, one family, and one generation at a time.




The Ranch Adoption Center

4951 Lorraine Road

Bradenton, Florida 34211

Adoption Hours:

11am to 4pm: W Th F Su; 10am to 4pm: Sat




8437 Cooper Creek Blvd

Bradenton, FL 34201

Adoption Hours:

11-4: W Th F Su; 11-4: Sat




3518 53rd Avenue West

Bradenton, FL 34207



131 N Cattlemen Rd

Sarasota, FL 34243




The Local Flavor - (36:04)

Trivia Night at Truman's Tap Room

Located in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. With an inviting, warm atmosphere and neighborhood feel, Truman’s is the ideal casual setting to enjoy a sports game with drinks and appetizers with friends in the bar or enjoy a delicious meal with family in the restaurant dining room.



Mondays: Kids Eat Free all day

Tuesdays: General Knowledge Trivia 7-9p

Thursdays: Music Trivia 8-10p

Saturdays: Happy Hour all day

Sundays: Sunday Funday - $5 burgers & $4 off pitchers starting @ 1p, $5 Bloody Marys all day



Happy Hour 3-7p & 9p-close - $1 off drafts (excludes Bud Light & Mich Ultra), $2 off well drinks



$3 Bud Light & Mich Ultra drafts, $4 house wines, make any call drink a double for $2.50 more


Truman's Taproom

11161 SR 70 E #100

Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

(941) 755-1800




For more information on buying a home you can contact Shelley directly.

Email: shelleypanas@c21be.com

Call or text:  (941) 960-5115


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Selling Sarasota
Welcome to Selling Sarasota Podcast! In every episode Shelley lays the smackdown on misinformation and delivers key insights into local real estate. Shelley Panas is a REALTOR® with Century 21 Beggins Enterprises in Sarasota, Florida.

About your hosts

Shelley Panas

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Living in Paradise! After running a successful company in Colorado Springs I decided that although mountains are beautiful, it was time for beaches. I relocated to Florida and joined the highly successful team at CENTURY 21 Beggins Enterprises -- the #1 C21 in Florida! I love it here! There is always something new to experience. At the end of the day, it is so nice to hop on my bike and head to the beach. The feel of sand squishing between my toes, listening to the waves crash on the shore while watching the sun paint the sky beautiful shades of gold, red and purple as it set is the perfect way to end my day. So I ask, why just come visit when you can stay?

I believe there is something profound in owning a home. This is your personal place to dream big dreams, relax in comfort, and be with the ones you love. I became a REALTOR® to help people have a better life.

We started our podcast in 2018 after Ed spent most of 2017 developing ideas for launching a podcast, only he didn't like any of the show topics he was testing. To test his audio gear he started "interviewing" me about my work in real estate. Needless to say, these test recording sessions became very silly very quickly and that's we realized we had our show. Ed brings his technical expertise in web development and digital marketing to complement my skills and experience in real estate to the show.

Edward Panas

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I have been a huge fan of podcasts since before they were even called "podcasts"! I remember listening to talk radio shows as far back when I was a kid through my college years. My frustration was always with getting a good signal or catching my favorite shows when they aired. When "Internet radio" shows started in the early 90's I used to listen to streaming shows from college & public radio stations, but connection speeds were limited. When podcasting started in 2004 I knew this was going to be a significant change in audio entertainment. As my weekly listening time increased over the years my interest in starting my own show grew as well.

I started kicking around the idea of starting a podcast shortly after moving to Florida in 2014, so in 2017 I joined Florida Podcaster Association in Tampa and learned how I could start my own show. As Shelley mentions in her bio, my ideas all sucked. (She says it much nicer than this.) I either lost interest very quickly or the ideas were just plain bad. She agreed to work with me testing out my new gear and audio production skills talking about her work in real estate. We were having so much fun doing these practice recordings we realized that this was our show. After a few months of learning about audio production and working out our content plan, we launched Selling Sarasota Podcast at PodFest Multimedia Expo on February 9th, 2018!