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'The Real Horse Whisperer'
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Tiburon youth turns $1 mare into a champion
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Constantine Mavromihalis recently rode Bellamy to eight first-place medals, two seconds and two thirds in a show-jumping competition in Novato.
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Provided by Steve Mavromihalis
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By Deirdre McCrohan
dmccrohan@thearknewspaper.com
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Three years ago, when Constantine Mavromihalis of Tiburon was turning 10, he spent a week at the Utah ranch of a family friend who shares his birthday. He got to ride horses all day — every day — and hang out with cowboys.

After watching the boy's ease in the saddle and his affinity for horses at such a young age, the ranch owner told Constantine's father: "He's the real horse whisperer."

The ranch's owner happens to be actor and director Robert Redford.
"He said I was a very, very good rider," Constantine says.

Now 13 and in eighth grade at Del Mar Middle School, Constantine is as passionate about horses and riding as ever. Earlier this year, for the princely sum of $1, he bought a 20-year-old Arabian mare being considered for retirement and helped teach her to jump for the first time.

Last month ago, he and Bellamy, his beloved mare, rode and jumped to champion success, taking eight first-place medals, two second-place medals and two third-place medals at a show-jumping competition at Morningstar Farm stables in western Novato.

They also brought home the champion trophy for racking up the greatest number of overall points.

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Countdown to Halloween
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ELLIOT KARLAN / FOR THE ARK
Katarina Espinoza finds that cleaning seeds out a pumpkin for carving is a bit distasteful during the Jeepers Jack-o'-Lanterns carving party for kids at Paradise Beach Park on Oct. 26. It was one of several pre-holiday events around the peninsula, as The Ranch hosted its annual Halloween Haunt Oct. 25, and the Strawberry Recreation District held is All Hallow's Eve costume party and carnival on Oct. 26.
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San 5 OKs
spike in fees for new sewer connections

By Deirdre McCrohan
dmccrohan@theark
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Fees for hooking up to Sanitary District No. 5 are going up for the first time in more than a dozen years, with most new customers seeing an increase of about 40 percent, while others' fees will nearly triple.

The board of directors for San 5 — which provides sewage collection and treatment for Belvedere, the southern end of Tiburon and Paradise Drive — voted Oct. 21 to increase collection fees from $314 to $922 per fixture for Tiburon-zone residents; from $317 to $1,278 for Belvedere residents; and from $314 to $434 per fixture for Paradise Cove residents.

A fixture is any device that uses water, such as a toilet, sink or washing machine.

The connection fee is not to be confused with sewer rates, which property owners pay in their taxes. In practice, the increase will affect mainly Paradise Drive-area property owners who are developing home sites or who want to migrate from septic tank waste treatment to a sewer system, as there are no vacant parcels on Belvedere that are not connected to sewer lines, and there are very few on the west side of the Tiburon Ridge.

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Other Headlines

Daylight saving time ends Sunday

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No serices for Angel Island for Nov. 3-7

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