Charlotte sun herald

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Charlotte sun herald
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Charlotte sun herald (Charlotte Harbor, Fla. : 1995)
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Sun herald
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Charlotte Harbor, FL
Sun Coast Media Group- Robert E. Lee - Publisher - Jim Gouvellis - Executive Editor
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Newspapers -- Charlotte Harbor (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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United States -- Florida -- Charlotte -- Port Charlotte
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Also issued on microfilm from Crest Technologies.
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Vol. 103, no. 225 (Aug. 13, 1995)-
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"An edition of The Sun Herald."

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University of Florida
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A $25,000 investment gained by winning last years VenturePitch-SWFL gave North Ports Keith Grant the thing he wanted most in 2018: His products on the shelves of a national dealer. A deal with national dealer-distributor Chenango Supply of Punta Gorda to sell Grants high-pressure nozzles and cutting tools came just as his Frontline Equipment was reaching a put-up or shut-upŽ point, Grant said. We decided to put-up,Ž he added. They are our “rst master dealer to sell and service both the commercial and “re service HydraSpear product lines. They also carry our GatorFloss product line.Ž Likewise, a $25,000 investment from the 2017 VenturePitch came at a crucial time for Christopher Beachs Cape Coral-based, a Pricelinelike service that helps “ll otherwise vacant seats in classes on everything from jobs skills and career development to hobbies and recreational pursuits. A larger seed investor ran out of funds,Ž Beach said, and could not ful“ll the “nal two funding rounds. Having said that, we did make a lot of headwayŽ in putting BooqSmart into a marketing mode, he added. Getting there required software development and beta testing that brought BooqSmarts click-through costs down signi“cantly, said Beach, a former partner in an IT “rm. Those costs dropped from $3.13 to 56 cents a click through, he said. Were very proud of that.Ž By winning last Marchs VenturePitch from among several dozen entries, Grant and Beach became recipients of the Adrenalin Fund, a seed-money provider whose investors include the Naples-based VenturePitch winners take big steps in promoting productsBy TED CARTERSUN CORRESPONDENT SUN PHOTOS BY TAMI GARCIAKeith Grant of North Port-based Frontline Equipment Technologies was one of the winners for VenturePitch SWFL, held for the rs t time in Charlotte County. Top left, he uses a welding xture to assemble piping and manifold components for the HydraSpear. Top right, he utilizes cable crimping equipment to add eyelets on cable for Gator Floss. Bottom left, Grant of North Port-based Frontline Equipment Te chnologies, LLC holds up a HydraSpear Marine/Utility Construction Nozzle Kit and Gator Floss, exible cutting products. Bottom right, he me asures out piping on a power hacksaw used to cut long lengths of pieces he needs for the HydraSpear.Eight-year-old VenutrePitch-SWFL „ one of the regions premier annual venture pitch showcases „ has found a home in Charlotte County for years to come. VenturePitch-SWFLs will take the stage at 5:30 p.m. April 12 at Babcock Ranchs Lee Health Wellness Center just off Founders Square. The ticketed event will be preceded by the 4 p.m. free-admission VenturePitch Expo at The Hatchery business incubator, across the square from the Wellness Center. Naples-based Tamiami Angels created VenturePitch as an initiative to help build a strong entrepreneur ecosystem from Sarasota to Naples. Forty-two startups entered this years competition, vying for seed money to boost their business plan. Retired executives with the local SCORE chapter reviewed the business plans and whittled them to 10 semi“nalists. The 10 startups will pitch in private to VenturePitchs selection committee March 22. Four “nalists will come from that group and will be invited to compete for $50,000 in venture Entrepreneurs finding opportunities in Southwest FloridaVenturePitch, Babcock a good teamBy TED CARTERSUN CORRESPONDENT BOTTOM LINELocal entrepreneurs have opportunities in a Shark Tank-like competition through VenturePitch-SWFL and Adrenalin Fund to win seed-money to market their products. Finalists for this years second installment of the competition have been named. WINNERS | 4 TEAM | 4Henry Adams wrote in the early 1800s about his relationship with his grandfather. Has anything really changed in the last 200 years? Boys are wild animals, rich in the treasures of sense,Ž Adams wrote. But a boys will is his life, and he dies when it is broken, as the colt dies in the harness, taking a new nature in becoming tame. Rarely has the boy felt kindly towards his tamers.Ž The tamer was his grandfather, President John Quincy Adams. In his Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir, Henry Adams wrote about his “rst serious encounter with his grandfather. Looking back at his early life, Adams refers to himself in third person as the boy.Ž Adams was 6 or 7 years old, and his mother had taken him for a summer visit with his grandfather, who had been out of of“ce for about 15 years. Young Adams remembered pitching a “t when it was time to go to school one morning. It was a tactic he often used at that stage of his life. Naturally,Ž he wrote, his mother was the immediate victim of his rage; for that is what mothers are for; and boys also; but in this case, the boy had his mother at a disadvantage, for she was a guest, and had no means of enforcing obedience.Ž Consequently, he was holding On the wisdom of being a grandparentDAVID | 4 DavidDUNNRANKINPRESIDENTThe number of drivers aged 65 and older who have been killed in traf“c crashes across the country is growing faster than the population of older Americans, according to a new report from a national transportation research group that is calling for traf“c safety improvements. The report from the Washington, D.C.-based private, nonpro“t TRIP, shows that in 2016 Florida had more traf“c fatalities involving at least one driver aged 65-plus than any state in the country. There were 682 deaths, while the state ranked third for highest percentage of drivers in that age group. As a retirement destination, Florida is susceptible to this unfortunate trendŽ of increasing fatalities involving older people, according to TRIP. Meanwhile, the nation is aging in an unprecedented way right now. According to information from US Census Bureau released Tuesday, its now projected for the “rst time in U.S. historyŽ that people aged 65 and older will outnumber people under 18 by 2035. Locally, not much is different. With the highest proportion of citizens aged 65 and older of any state being Florida, Charlotte and Sarasota counties have some of the densest populations of these age groups. At the top is Sumter County, with 60 percent of its population aged 60 plus. Charlotte County ranks second with 45.6 percent and in fourth is Sarasota County with 41.8 percent of the population aged 60 or older, according to the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. And as far as older drivers, some of the oldest of the old are driving along local roadways. For example, of the states Fla. tops US for fatalities involving older driversBy ANDREA PRAEGITZERSTAFF WRITERDRIVERS | 3CALL US AT941-206-1000CHARLOTTE SUN Pulitzer Prize winner2 0 1 6 AN EDITION OF THE SUNVOL. 126 | NO. 77AMERICAS BEST COMMUNITY DAILY Mostly sunny and niceHigh 82 Low 62$3.00 www.yoursun.comTodays weather: GOOD MORNING Sunday, March 18, 2018 705252000753Sunday Edition $3.00THE SUN: Local Sports ..........11 Police Beat ..............2 Viewpoint ............8-9OUR TOWN: Calendar ................10 Obituaries ...............5NEWS WIRE: Comics/Puzzles .........7-9 Nation ...................3-4 State ........................6 TV Listings ................6 Weather ...................2 World .....................10 SPORTS: Lotto .......................2 Jobs ......................1-4Classifieds ..........5-11FLORIDACOAST JOBS: www.yoursun.comFIND US ONLINE CHARLIE SAYS ...I have some great ideas too ƒ INSIDE a d n o = SP 4 8 8 4 6€ P ort C h arlo tte € Punta Gorda € North Port € Engle wood € V eni c e € Arcadia € North Fort Myers € West Villages INSIDE TODAY: INSIDE TODAY: 2018 Discover Port Charlotte & Punta Gorda Physician & Medical Spring & Summer Guide 2018


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Postmaster: Please send address changes to the SUN, 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, Florida 33980-2100.LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS A registered sex offender was arrested after allegedly molesting a woman. Charlotte County Sheriffs deputies responded to a Port Charlotte home in the early morning hours of March 16. They spoke to a woman who alleged that Jeffrey Meyer, 31, forced intercourse on her earlier in the evening, according to a police report. The victim met Meyer through mutual friends several days prior. She agreed to go to his home to watch television. During the encounter at his residence, the victim said he forced himself on her, even after she verbally said noŽ several times. The victim consented to a physical examination at a local hospital, at which time the Major Crimes Unit, (MCU) took over the investigation. MCU detectives interviewed the victim, as well as her two friends who had picked her up from Meyers home. Meyer later agreed to speak to detectives. 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McCall Road € U.S. 41 and Toledo Blade € U.S. 41 and Midway Boulevard € Kings Highway and Veterans Boulevard € I-75 and Jones Loop RoadThe Charlotte County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: € Amber Dawn Lewis, 36, 500 block of Rotonda Circle, Rotonda West. Charge: Driving under the influence, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and knowingly driving with a suspended or revoked license. Bond: $8,000. € Taylor James Tatum, 23, 90 block of Marion Ct., Punta Gorda. Charge: Driving under the influence. Bond: $1,000. € Lori Ann Caudill, 52, 40 block of Cabello St., Punta Gorda. Charge: Out of county warrant. Bond: None. € Blas Enrique II Hidalgo, 27, 19000 block of Villanova Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: Driving without a license, possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $7,500. € Joey Oneal Fredenburg, 42, 2000 block of Van Raub St., North Port. Charge: Possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $2,500. € Corey Donald Avallon, 31, 4000 block of Van Raub St., North Port. Charge: Possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $500. € Hope Renee Snyder, 57, 6400 block of Otis Rd., North Port. Charge: Possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $3,250. € Anthony Paul Schmidt, 51, 5000 block of North Beach Rd., Englewood. Charge: Possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, loitering. Bond: $1,500. € Lawrence E Moniz, 56, 2100 block of Pennsylvania Ave., Englewood. Charge: Trespassing, resisting an officer without violence. Bond: $1,000. „ Compiled by Kayla GleasonSex offender arrested after sexual battery investigation POLICE BEATThe information for Police Beat is gathered from police, sheriffs office, Florida Highway Patrol, jail and fire records. 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The Sun /Sunday, March 18, 2018 E/N/C Page 3 To view todays legal notices and more visit, To view todays legal notices and more visit, 3000 NOTICES 3112 FICTITIOUS NAME 03/18/2018 GreatDealsin theClassifieds! 3130 NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : STEVE'S TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 03/30/2018, 09:00 am at 23423 Janice Ave Lot D Port Charlotte, FL 33980, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. STEVE'S TOWING reserves the right to accept or rej ect any and/or all bids. 2G1WX12K649107990 2004 CHEVROLET Publish: 03/18/2018 274754 3559663 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : A -1 TOW SERVICE LLC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 03/30/2018, 12:00 pm at 2021 TAMIAMI TRL PUNTA GORDA, FL 33950-5919, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. A-1 TOW SERVICE LLC. reserves the right to accept or rej ect any and/or all bids. W BAAV53451FT01893 2001 BMW 1G4HD57218U116531 2008 BUICK 1GCHC29132E125971 2002 CHEVROLET 1G1ZE5ST0HF268528 2017 CHEVROLET 1G1105SAXHU162867 2017 CHEVROLET 2C4GP54L95R452831 2005 CHRYSLER 1C3EL36R26N142872 2006 CHRYSLER 1B7GL22X1XS316159 1999 DODGE 2D4GP44L45R373919 2005 DODGE 1D7HA18P97S273854 2007 DODGE 1FMZU77K04UB64323 2004 FORD 1FMZU67E01UC72621 2001 FORD 1FMPU18L4WLA24568 1998 FORD MLHMD3810E5105004 2014 HONDA 2HJYK16576H553850 2006 HONDA 1HGCM82663A013501 2003 HONDA KMHCT5AE0CU042561 2 012 HYUNDAI KMHFU45E04A334714 2004 HYUNDAI SAJHX1743RC694533 1994 JAGUAR KNAGD128235225648 2003 KIA KNDJN2A26E7715039 2014 KIA 5LMFU27567LJ25694 2007 LINCOLN JM1BK12F681146449 2008 MAZDA 1N4AL2AP8CC222670 2012 NISSAN 1N4AL3AP8EN338545 2014 NISSAN 3N1AB61E39L685397 2009 NISSAN 1N4AA6AP1HC361124 2017 NISSAN 3N1AB6AP3CL767333 2012 NISSAN 1GHDX03E83D166035 2003 OLDSMOBILE 4S3BMDK63C2020970 2012 SUBARU Publish: March 18, 2018 380480 3553917 3138 OTHER NOTICES N O TI C E O F AVAILABILITY O F BID SPECIFICATIONS REQUEST FOR BIDS CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FLORIDA The County of Charlotte will be receiving sealed bids at the Purchasing Division, Suite 344, Charlotte County Administration Center, 18500 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, FL 33948-1094, for: BID NO. 2018000290 SALE OF COUNTY OWNED It is the intent of the County to enter into a Purchase and Sale A greement to sell each o f the 130 Properties listed herein to the highest bidder who complies with the terms and conditions set forth herein. The County reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids because they are too low. PRE-BID CONFERENCE: 10:00 A.M. (EST), MARCH 20, 2018 PURCHASING DIVISION CONFERENCE ROOM BID OPENING: 2:00 P.M. (EST), MARCH 28, 2018 PURCHASING DIVISION CONFERENCE ROOM Bid Documents may be obtained by acces sing the Charlotte County Purchasing Divisions website at under Purchasing O 3138 OTHER NOTICES Bid s O n li ne Ž d ocument num b er 182902. Any questions can be answered by contacting Alisa L. True, CPPB, Senior Contract Spe cialist by e-mail at alisa.true@charlottecountyfl.go v or 941.743.1549. Publish March 11, 18, 2018 163352 3558274 FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE REQUEST FOR PRO POSALS #18-03 PROJECT NAME: Security Serv ices. RFP SUBMITTAL: Thursday, April 12, 2018, prior to 2:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, Florida SouthWestern State College, ATTN: Lisa Tudor, Office of Finan cial Services, Sabal Hall, Building O, Room 116A, 8099 College Parkway, Ft. Myers, FL 33919. PHASE ONE SHORT LIST PUBLIC EVALUATION TEAM MEETING: Fri day, April 20, 2018, 9:00 A.M. Eastern Standard Time at FSW, Office of Financial Services, Sabal Hall, Building O, Room 105, 8099 College Parkway, Ft. Myers, FL 33919. PHASE TWO ORAL PRE SENTATIONS: Friday, April 27, 2018 at FSW, Time to be deter mined, Office of Financial Serv ices, Sabal Hall, Building O, Room 105, 8099 College Parkway, Ft. Myers, FL 33919. PHASE TWO PUBLIC EVALUATION TEAM MEETING: Immediately following the las t scheduled Oral Presentation, Date and Location same as Phase II Oral Presentation. Recommendation for intended award to be posted on or about Tuesday, May 1, 2018. District Board of Trustees Meeting: June 2018. FSW is accepting proposals from security service firms interested in providing professional security services to the College. All Ven dors are required to carry a mini mum of one million dollars of commercial general liability. Vendors interested in this project may obtain RFP #18-03 from FSW at ment/bids. Publish: 03/18/18, 03/25/18, 04/01/18 103199 3558946 Turn Your Trash Into Cash! Advertise any Item Under $500. for FREE by Going to: www.sun-classieds. com *Limit 5 Ads Per Week Excluding Pets & Firearms T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVING MOBILITY€ SAFER ROADS: clearer, brighter and simpler signage with large lettering; brighter street markings, particularly at intersections; widening or adding leftturn lanes and extending the length of merge or exit lanes; adding roundabouts where appropriate; adding rumble strips; and system planning and design to accommodate technology needs of connected and self-driving vehicles. € SAFER ROAD USERS: promoting education and training programs for older drivers. € SAFER VEHICLES: implementing selfdriving and connected vehicle technology as well as vehicle safety features that address aging-related deficits, improving vehicles to help withstand and avoid crashes. € IMPROVED CHOICES: ensuring public transit routes, vehicles, facilities and stops are easily accessible and accommodating to older or disabled passengers; and expanding non-traditional approaches tailored to the needs of older adults. „ SOURCE: TRIP1,400 drivers who are centenarians „ aged 100 or older „ the fourth highest concentration of these licensed drivers live in Sarasota County where there were 89, according to recent information the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles provided to the Sun In Charlotte County, there were 23 licensed centenarians. Two were in DeSoto County, and at the top was Palm Beach with 217. It doesnt end there. In Charlotte County the number of licensed drivers aged 70 to 79 as of January was double the licensed drivers in the 21 to 29 age group. In Sarasota County, about 1.75 times more licensed drivers were in the 70-79 bracket compared to those in their 20s. DeSoto County didnt see the trend, though, as there were a few hundred more licensed drivers in their 20s, compared to drivers in their 70s. Older drivers face a number of challenges on the road,Ž according to TRIP. Their higher instance of fatalities is partly attributable to physical fragility that makes surviving a crash less likely than for younger drivers. While they tend to be more cautious and avoid risks on the road, older drivers may face physical challenges that make driving more dif“cult, including diminished eyesight, reaction time, cognitive ability and muscle dexterity.Ž But according to TRIP there are some things that could help. The research group suggests, for example, wider lane stripping, larger sign lettering, and more prominent milepost signs. And such improvements would bene“t not just older drivers „ but all drivers, according to TRIP.Email: Apraegitzer@sun-herald.comDRIVERSFROM PAGE 1 SAVE $$$$$$Shop theClassifieds A small aircraft made a crash landing in a wooded area while on a four-mile approach to the Punta Gorda airport, officials say. The incident occurred around 2:30 p.m. Saturday. There was only one person, the pilot, on board the aircraft, according to a statement provided by the FAA. The plane landed in a small pasture south of Washington Loop Road and east of US 17. The landing caused a small fire that was put out quickly, according to officials. An FAA spokesman said they are not sure if the plane was on fire before the impact or once it hit the ground. The pilot was uninjured and not transported to a hospital. FAA is leading the investigation and they are working with CCSO to determine why the plane went down.Small plane crashes into woods near Punta Gorda airportBy ERICA BROWNWINK NEWS FROM PAGE ONE For a list of practicing dentists, please visit 1Starting price is based on a current denture wearer selecting a basic single arch replacement denture. Price does not include r elines. Maximum fee $1982. Procedure code 5140, 5130, 5110, 5120. THE PATIENT OR ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT, OR BE R EIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT THAT IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATION OR TREATMENT. All fees listed are minimal fees only. 2Denture Money-Back Guarantee applies to all full and partial dentures and covers the cost of the permanent denture(s) only. The guarantee period begins upon insert of final denture or hard reline and refund request must be s ubmitted within 90 days thereafter. Denture(s) must be returned within 90 days after refund request date. Offer must be presented at first visit. Offer expires 12/31/18. 2018 As pen Dental Management, Inc. Dustin Dixon DMD DN19229.Port Charlotte941.763.8442 dentures that fit you and your needs denture money back guarantee2 custom crafted right on site1 adno=50531659adno=50531164 Have you been a member of a jump-quali“ ed branch of the U.S. Armed Forces? Have you earned any of these wings?The U.S. Paratroopers Port Charlotte Chapter invites you to attend its monthly meeting on the third Wednesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. at American Legion Post 110, 3152 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Members enjoy: € Camaraderie among fellow paratroopers € Sharing information and personal insights with school children € Visiting nursing homes and honoring those who have served before us Please bring your DD Form 214 to qualify for membership. For more information, call Ernie Young, Commander, at 941-637-7420. Non-paratroopers with a military background are invited to participate as associate members.


Page 4 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 18, 2018 Tamiami Angel Fund and Charlotte Countys Sun Newspapers, publisher of a host of newspapers across the region. Winning the competition for seed capital quali“es both companies for consideration for backing from the Tamiami Fund, Tamiami Angels multi-million-dollar investment pool that is in its third round of funding early-stage companies, most of which are based in Southwest Florida. Grants Frontline Equipment Technologies also won a $5,000 investment from the North Port Economic Development Council. That money helped cover research and development costs as Frontline awaited arrival of the Adrenalin Fund money, Grant said. The investments supplemented a nearly equal amount Grant raised from friends and family for developing and making Frontlines highpressure hoses, nozzles and high-performance cutting tools. The money is also making possible a move into new quarters in Murdock that will allow Grant to consolidate Frontline operations now spread from Murdock to Venice to his home garage in North Port. Putting together the approximately $55,000 hes raised so far has presented a whole new world to the former Rhode Island “re“ghter who put his mechanical innovation skills to work after moving to North Port. Ive spent more time learning about investing and strategies than ever before,Ž said Grant, who developed his “rst piece of equipment „ an extractor tool for the stock car racing industry „ in 2002 and followed up with the “re-suppression devices. In last years competition, Grant “gured to get an edge by showing a product that the judges could see and feel. So, he carried a bag on stage “lled with the parts to one of his HydraSpear prototypes and proceeded to put the parts together. The result was the seven-foot SaberSpear, a “re“ghting tool with “reproof extenders. The SaberSpears value is in allowing effective “re“ghting without getting too close to the “re. A penetrating nozzle applies a tremendous high-pressure water ”ow inside the “re, Grant said. He added the device can also be equipped with a cap that allows a striking tool to drive underground to saturate subsurface “res. Hes not doing many demonstrations these days. That just creates demand for his HydraSpear penetrating nozzle equipment and Gator Floss steel wire-based cutting products he says he cant meet. I dont have enough built-in parts,Ž he said. Guys are wanting to buy them off of my truck.Ž Hes also teamed up with Englewood 3-D printing shop LiteWorld to produce plastic versions of his nozzle products that are much cheaper to build than steel or aluminum versions. A $2,000 product becomes a $20 product, he said. The plastic has been enormous,Ž Grant said. For trials and testing it works very well, even when you beat the snot out of it.Ž On the marine side, the plastic equipment has worked well cutting out submerged pilings. And localities are “nding the nozzles useful for clearing out drainage ditches, Grant said. Ive got municipalities all around here begging me for this product. Its really ramped up.Ž With four working tool kits and Frontlines “rst marine/utility nozzle and seven other nozzles set to go on the shelves at Chenango Supply, its been a productive year since VenturePitch, Grant said. We already have deadlines setŽ to line up more dealers, he said. BooqSmarts Beach is thinking markets as well. But instead of getting a product onto shelves, his six-member company is building a digital listing of training course offerings. Weve got 3,000 live courses in our data base,Ž he said. The Northeast is our next region to enter.Ž BooqSmart is focused on developing relationships with providers of the courses, Beach noted The startup is also working with a number of colleges that found us unsolicited,Ž he added. So far, BooqSmart has attracted more than 240 educators, according to Beach. With BooqSmart, course providers “ll their seats and students get a discount of up to 50 percent. BooqSmart takes a 20 percent cut, Beach said. For example, if a Citrix “ve-day course costs $6,500, and theyre able to book it on BooqSmart for $2,500, they will have realized a 60 percent savings and perhaps for the “rst time, be able to afford that class,Ž Beach told an interviewer before last years VenturePitch. His startup has competitors but Beach describes them as devoted to old schoolŽ methods of generating leads for selling unused class space. I think out biggest challenge right now is bringing on board HR departments,Ž he said. The other challenge is getting our message out in the public.Ž Beach said he plans to keep BooqSmart in Southwest Florida, where he sees a lot of potential working with providers of training in the regions real estate, construction and manufacturing sectors. He wants two things to happen in the next “ve years: BooqSmart to “nd a strong investor/partner on the technology side and for the company to become a household name. Even better, Beach said, would be for BooqSmart to become a verb like Google.Ž Thats the idea,Ž he said. SUN FILE PHOTOKeith Grant with Frontline Equipment Technologies LLC received the Local Host Award from David Dunn-Rankin in 2017, president of Sun Newspapers. Grant won both the $25,000 Sponsor Award, presented by Sun Newspapers, and the $5,000 Local Host Award from the North Port Economic Development Corporation.SUN FILE PHOTORecipient of the North Port Economic Development Corporation award, Keith Grant with Frontline Equipment Technologies LLC accepts the oversized check for $5,000 from Peter Bartolotta and NPEDC members last year. SUN FILE PHOTOFinalists in the rst-ever VenturePitch SWFL competition in Charlotte County in 2017 were Christopher Beach with BooqSmart, Keith Grant with Frontline Equipment Technologies LLC, Dmitry Femin with Green Leaf International LLC, Patrick Riel with Island Rescue Ltd. and Jesse P. Morgan with Morgan Manufacturing. PHOTO PROVIDEDChris Beach, owner of PAGE 1 VENTUREPITCHSWFL 2018WHEN: April 12, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. WHERE: Lee Health Wellness Center, Babcock Ranch, 42850 Crescent Loop Road TICKETS: DETAILS: 239-687-5821 TICKETS: 239-687-5821 Judges for VenturePitch-SWFL€ Jason Dolle, founder and CEO of Testimonial Tree Inc., which helps companies collect, manage and syndicate customer feedback. € David Diamond, a serial entrepreneur and angel investor best known as the co-founder/president of $3 billion national construction management firm DeAngelis Diamond Construction. € Tom Gardner, founder and managing member of KeyView LLC. KeyView works with investors, owners and CEOs of startup to early-stage health care companies. € David Holmes, longtime asset-protection attorney and president of Punta Gordas Farr Law Firm. € Adria Starkey, Collier County president for FineMark National Bank and Trust. investments at the Shark Tank-style event at Babcock. Two winners of the main event April 12 will split the investment money. Sponsors Tamiami Angel Fund and Charlotte Sun publisher Sun Coast Media Group held last years VenturePitch at Isles Yacht Club in Punta Gorda. Tim Cartwright, chairman of Tamiami Angel Fund, said he thinks VentureFund will become an annual “xture at Babcock Ranch, a solar-powered town of new homes and businesses going up in Charlotte County east of Interstate 75. Babcock Ranch is this years title sponsor while Sun Newspapers is media sponsor. Babcock is the venue for the foreseeable future,Ž Cartwright said. David Dunn-Rankin, CEO of Sun Coast Media Group, said he cant think of a more worthwhile home for VenturePitch, especially with The Hatchery becoming a place for growing new ventures. I think that incubator facility and Babcock Ranch will serve as a focal point for all of us to direct our energies,Ž Dunn-Rankin said in an email. In addition to Tamiami Angels, angel funds such as Sarasotas Bridge Angel Network and Naples VentureX are also helping with the event, DunnRankin said. He said he thinks Charlotte Countys business and economic development entities can help promote VenturePitch and The Hatchery as part of their overall marketing efforts. A diverse business environment is more appealing to manufacturers, distributors and builders so it is actually in the best interest of the local government economic development to support this effort,Ž Dunn-Rankin said. He noted both VenturePitch and The Hatchery have received strong support from Lucienne Pears, Charlotte Countys head of economic development. Cartwright, meanwhile, said he thinks judges will be picking from a strong roster of entrants. Compared to last year, the quality of plans that have been submitted are a record of magnitude better,Ž said Cartwright, who in addition to chair of Tamiami Angels is a partner at Naples Fifth Avenue Advisors. This is really turning into being a great showcase for entrepreneurs,Ž he said. Cartwright said his fund is looking for true seedŽ opportunities that need capital to get to a minimal viable product. The fund will put up $10,000 to $25,000 up to four times to help a company bridge the span to become a more viable enterprise, he said. All they have to have is an idea and an entrepreneur.ŽTEAMFROM PAGE 1 10 SEMIFINALISTS:€ WarpWrapz a maker of retro-futuristic sport goggles. € Accugentix a creator of an automated device for ensuring the correct ingestion amount of CBD, or cannabidiol hemp oil. € AmbuTrak LLC maker of distance-measuring devices that attach directly to the users rolling walker so health care professionals can better track the distance their walker-dependent patients are walking. € Envision Solutions LLC a home computer-based therapy program that can help stroke patients regain some of their lost vision. € HarpersLove a provider of customizable jewelry, which can be designed online using their proprietary custom software. € Market a B2C e-commerce marketplace for good-for-you food, beverage and personal care products. € REvest Exchange provider of an online secondary market trading platform for shares of privately held real estate equity and debt investments. € Stabilized Steps maker of patented stabilizers that attach to the bottom of medical walkers allowing users to be stable on sand, gravel, mud, snow, and indoors. € The Nickel Ride LLC a green transportation option that connects people with local commerce. € YES Home Network LLC a subscription-based internet platform to support referral marketing among groups of home service providers and help homeowners locate reliable service providers. his own and on the way to winning the argument. Standing at the bottom of a long staircase, he looked up to see the closed door of his grandfathers library. Then the door opened quietly as the retired president, now in his late 70s, stuck out his head to observe the tantrum. The old man slowly came down,Ž Adams wrote. Putting on his hat, he took the boys hand without a word, and walked with him, paralyzed by awe, up the road to town.Ž At “rst young Henry was annoyed at the interference. This distraction had thrown him off his game, and after all, it was none of his grandfathers business. Then the boy re”ected that an old gentleman close on 80 would never trouble himself to walk near a mile on a hot summer morning over a shadeless road to take a boy to school.Ž Besides, a 6-year-old boy could always “nd a corner to dodge around before reaching the school. So the boy pretended to submit, waiting for his chance to scamper. Grandpa, however, never let go of his grip until, much to the boys surprise, he found himself seated inside school. John Quincy Adams left the schoolhouse as quietly as he had traveled there. Whether he got philosophical as a 6-year-old or as an old writer, Adams doesnt say. He does say that he was perplexed by his reaction to that moment. The point was that this act, contrary to the inalienable rights of boys, and nullifying the social compact, ought to have made him dislike his grandfather for life. He could not recall that it had this effect even for a moment. With a certain maturity of mind, the child must have recognized that the President, though a tool of tyranny, had done his disreputable work with a certain intelligence.Ž Grandfather Adams, clearly understanding his innate power over a small boy, had accomplished the whole thing without a raised voice and without a combative spirit. Instead of leaving, as usual in such defeats, a lifelong sting, (it) left rather an impression of fair treatment as could be expected from a natural enemy. The boy met seldom with such restraint.Ž For this forbearance, he felt instinctive respect.Ž Share your thoughts. David is CEO of the familyand employee-owned Sun Coast Media Group which owns this newspaper. You can contact David at daviddr@ .DAVIDFROM PAGE 1 FROM PAGE ONE


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Page 8 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 18, 2018 OUR VIEW LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. Please keep them to less than 250 words. Letters will be edited to length as well as for grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name „ not initials. An address and telephone number must be included. The phone number and address are not for publication, but must be provided. Due to the number of letters received, we are able to run only one letter per person per month. The Letters to the Editor section is designed as a public forum for community discourse, and the opinions and statements made in letters are solely those of the individual writers. The newspaper takes no responsibility for the content of these letters. Please send or bring correspondence to the Sun Letters to the Editor, 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980. Readers may email Letters to the Editor at Further questions or information, call 941-681-3003. HOW TO SUBMIT A LETTER TO THE EDITOREmail letters to letters@sun-herald.comPublisher „ Glen Nickerson Executive editor „ Jim Gouvellis Editorial page editor „ Stephen Baumann Commentary Editor „ John Hackworth V IEWPOINTA ght song for the NRA Ward system needed in city Warped shooters pull triggers Local lawmakers should be ashamed The real problem is with the bullies Good change is welcomedEditor: Hey, hey what do you say, lets all cheer for the NRA. With some shady campaign contributions politicians youll buy. When you say vote noŽ they cant afford to even ask why. When we all have a gun all levels of crime drop, no more cheating on turns at the fourway stop. Any age limit on assault weapons they will “ght, 10-year-olds will be able to pump 20 rounds into things that go bump in the night. When we all have that extended banana clip, every crime contemplated in the bud we will nip. Whats up with trying to ban our bump stock, every member knows thats just a bunch of liberal crock. Ive got a secret gun shop up stairs in my attic, Im sure I can make any assault weapon fully automatic. The Second Amendment was written way back in time, but were certain that the AR15 was exactly what they had in mind. They say guns dont kill people, people do, seems like its dozens of people now, not just a few. Dont come for my guns. Dont you even try. I may need them to shoot it out with the FBI. No puny handgun will do, I want 40 rounds, not just a few. Hey, hey what do you say, lets all cheer for the NRA.Charles Goodman North PortEditor: I had been visiting the North Port/Port Charlotte area for years when I bought a place in North Port six years ago and became a resident. I began to follow the North Port City Commission very closely. Observing the dysfunction with Sarasota County over Warm Mineral Springs, the loss of the golf course at Sabal Trace and the growing pains with West Villages, I began to wonder how North Port could do better. The current commission consists of “ve members who are elected at large but supposedly represent a geographical area, and the chief executive is a city manager, who reports to the council. I believe this is a vestige of the days when North port was a village of 6,500 and not a growing city of 65,000. I think it is time to plan for the future when North Port grows to a vibrant city of over 100,000 and with future plans of growth to a population of 250,000. I think a weak mayor, aldermanic form of government would be a better “t for such a city. Under this form, the city would be broken up into wards and the alderman would be elected from these wards. The mayor would be elected at large. Where I came from this worked well. I am sure the City Commission is comprosed of dedicated individuals Editor: Recent generations have seen horror arise, mass shootings of innocents by mentally warped loners. Yet, regardless of demands for corrective action, mass shootings have increased. Why? Every mass shooting, has had a shooter, a gun and innocents. As in the Parkland shooting, public blame has been placed on the Second Amendment, gun permitting laws, the FBI, the manufacturer, or responder, but little publicity to the shooter. Gun laws? This shooter, 19 years old, possessed a large and expensive arsenal of guns, including several long ri”es. Obama issued his executive order forbidding gun permits to anyone with an evident mental problem. Nonetheless, this shooter at 19, expelled from school twice for rough misbehavior, and the cause of some 45 local requests for police protection, had obtained a large gun arsenal. Obviously, current political efforts to correct are lip service but woefully ineffective in halting mass shootings. Our country lived over 170 years with the Second Amendment without gun restrictions or mass shootings. But, if an individual was seen as an obvious dangerous person, con“nement, mental evaluation and treatment could be imposed without that individuals consent. Mass shootings started after the drug epidemic infected our culture and attention to mental health problems became politically incorrect. Lone, warped shooters brood, plan revenge and pull triggers. We will not solve this problem unless we start to look at the real cause.William Gubb EnglewoodEditor: According to the lead article in the Sun on March 9, Rep. Julio Gonzalez and State Sen. Greg Steube voted against the School Safety Bill this past week in Tallahassee. Some of the reasons are sick. Steube, in his fetish for guns, voted against the School Safety Bill in the Senate. At a public legislative session several years ago I said to him that if he got his way, Florida would become one big OK Corral. He disagreed with me then but has proved since that I was right, Gonzalez also supported continued gun violence. He lamented that the peoples Second Amendment rights were being violated. How about the rights to life liberty Editor: A new education bill has a provision allowing students who are bullied at public school to transfer to a private school free of charge. This policy seems completely misguided. Shouldnt the bullies be dealt with or removed rather than the victims? If nothing could be done to prevent or stop the bullying what will prevent it from occurring at another school? Bullying has been a problem in every school in every generation. Bullies are the problem, not the schools. Michael Hustman Port CharlotteEditor: Occasionally the Sun reports on developers and public of“cials who denigrate citizens who are opposed to change.Ž Developers who want to take a large piece of Gilchrist Park for a restaurant indicated that Change is coming ƒ we embrace it and capitalize on it or be stuck and swallowed up by it.Ž At a recent Punta Gorda council meeting the mayor said they (citizens) dont ever want anything to change.Ž Many citizens have expressed dissatisfaction with changes that have happened and to proposed changes. What the developers and the mayor fail to understand is that citizens are not opposed to all change, but rather to changes that make our community a less desirable place to live, work and play. Very simply, good change is good and bad change is bad. Consider Gilchrist Park. People write: Gilchrist Park has been ruinedŽ and the heart is gone from the park.Ž A welcoming, Old Florida park is being converted into a sterile, Naples-wanna-be park. Considering that Punta Gorda is being marketed as an Old Florida city worthy of a visit this is strangely inconsistent. In a recent Sun column a local Curmudgeon addressed the folliesŽ of local Follow the money to see Legislature’s school prioritiesOUR POSITION: Florida lawmakers passed a record $88.7 billion budget last week „ touted as being the best ever for state schools. But that boast is not necessarily factual.When state representatives and senators left Tallahassee a couple of days late, they were proud of a budget they claim raised the amount spent per student by about $100. And that claim is factual, albeit misleading. The budget process was turned upside down on Valentines Day when 17 students and faculty were shot dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. To their credit, legislators went to work with only days left in the session to insert funding in this years budget for school safety. Lawmakers approved $400 million for school safety measures that includes funds for more security at schools, training for school personnel who qualify and volunteer to carry “rearms on campus and additional funding for mental health initiatives. That money brings the per-pupil funding to $7,408 „ about a $101 increase from last year. Without the $400 million on school safety funding, however, the per-pupil spending would have been basically stagnant. Also, the education budget relies on $107 million in increases in local property taxes. What the Legislature did do was continue its love affair with private schools by passing several bills and manipulating the budget to give those schools a boost. With House Speaker Richard Corcoran leading the charge, HB 7055 expanded the use of voucher-like scholarships to send more public school students to private schools. Democrats, as would be expected, blasted the bill as a continuation of Gov. Rick Scott and Corcorans history of draining funding from public schools to give ƒ political donors and cronies another taxpayer funded handout,Ž according to Caroline Rowland, a spokesperson for the Florida Democratic Party. There were other avenues to private schools that were addressed in legislation this year. One of those was a bill to allow students who face bullying or harassment in public schools to transfer. Scholarships for students who want to go to private schools will be partially funded through motorists who voluntarily agree to pay sales taxes to generate about $41.5 million for the scholarships next year. Also, the legislation passed allows businesses that pay a state tax on commercial leases to volunteer to shift those funds to Gardiner scholarships, which pay for services and private-school scholarships for disabled students. The new budget hikes the Gardiner scholarship fund to $128 million „ a $25 million boost. As if to kick sand on public school teachers, a “nal caveat that was passed would force teachers unions to disband if their membership falls below 50 percent of the employees they represent in the contract-negotiating process. The news wasnt all bad, however. The Legislature shored up the Bright Futures Scholarship funding to the tune of $520 million „ almost $100 million more than the former record expenditure. The money will cover 75 percent of tuition and fees for 46,521 students who quality as Bright Futures medallion scholars. All in all, not a bad year for education in Florida. But we need to put the brakes on the Legislatures fascination with prioritizing private schools over public education „ a troubling trend that sends a bad message to our education professionals. and the pursuit of happiness of the 17 students and teachers in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Dont they count? These men dont belong in of“ce. I can understand this bill is better than nothing, but the best concealed weapon wont stop and AR-15 in a school shooting. If you want to stop a leak in the roof dont put a bucket under it. Ban assault weapons. It is apparent that the NRA is not the same as it was 60 years ago when I was 20. It has become a domestic terrorist organization and anyone running for of“ce should not accept monies for their campaign from the NRA. I was a teacher and administrator for over 30 years. Parts of this bill, such as arming teachers, are just useless.Keith N. Waltz Jr. Port Charlottebut I think some people in North Port feel they are not adequately represented by an individual elected at large. Mark Harms North Portgovernment. When proposed changes are follies citizens will resist. The Punta Gorda mayor should not dismiss that resistance with they dont ever want anything to change.Ž If the Punta Gorda council decides to pursue the hijacking of Gilchrist parkland for commercial development they will learn how many citizens rightfully oppose change.ŽLonny Jackson Punta Gorda


The Sun /Sunday, March 18, 2018 E/N/C Page 9 VIEWPOINT Last weekend, I had dinner with Virginia State Health Commissioner Marissa Levine and her spouse. A lot of our discussion centered around her decision to move to Punta Gorda. My initial thoughts were focused on the possibility of her being able to work with Western Michigan Universitys Punta Gorda campus to open the Physicians Assistant School that it has planned, along with its academic programs in ancillary care disciplines such as radiology, lab, pharmacy, respiratory therapy and physical therapy, and in helping them facilitate their Positive Aging Initiative. I then spoke of the renaissance that Punta Gorda is experiencing, reclaiming its grand past as a centerpiece in cultivating its new path to the future. I also spoke of the Punta Gorda that knew as child: a place where the elderly were fully included in the society; where we had a year-round economy in which small businesses were abundant; and where we generally treated each other with a high degree of civility, love, and respect. It is important to recognize that Punta Gorda has always been a small city, not a small town. It has historically been a tight-knit small city with a strong economy and small-town values. Punta Gorda for decades was the Grande Belle of Florida. In its heyday it was a state leader in the cattle, phosphate, “shing and tourism industries. It was during this time of robust local enterprise that Punta Gorda was at its best in terms of how citizens related to each other. This civility was based on the heart-felt empathy our residents have held for each other. Even widely accepted social trends such as Jim Crow did not impact on our community to the extreme that it did in many other communities. For example, my great-great grandparents were voting in Punta Gorda in the 1920s, many decades before the Civil Rights Act. Along this same line, unlike school districts that were forced to integrate under court order, Charlotte High School voluntarily integrated (the “rst in the state), facilitated by parents in the community. What has made Punta Gorda exceptional from its very beginning is that has maintained a beautiful balance of Old Florida, the Gulf Coast and seasonal residents: a community that has maintained its historical and cultural values, has a good time celebrating life with each other, and is open to new ideas. It is time that we return to our true selves as community. We are special. We are special in that we are able to look beyond our partialities and understand the greater implications of any action that we take and its effect on others in our community. It is understandable that some of our residents are apprehensive about the idea of increasing our building heights. The new height ordinance is being devised by the citys Urban Design staff. The architectural parameters they are codifying include the effective use of awnings, vegetation, lighting, set-backs and staggered building heights that focus ones eyes on the street-level and will provide a beautiful cityscape for our residents: the type of cityscape that Punta Gorda had in its past. Many of our newer residents are unaware that Punta Gorda had two very famous large downtown hotels, both of which would have exceeded our current height limits. These were beautiful, staggered height structures that made Punta Gorda one of the most luxurious and prosperous small cities in Florida. It is also important to point out that Punta Gorda is older than both Naples and Sarasota. Some of our residents are afraid that any change to our existing code will lead us having skyscrapers like them. Being that we are older, if that had ever been a desire of our residents, it would be been done so a long time ago. Skyscrapers will never exist in Punta Gorda. The proposed increases, at the maximum, could only to go to seven stories, which a “re truck can reach with its ladder. Within the architectural conditions proposed by our Urban Design staff only two existing properties in the city center would be large enough to meet the step-back requirements to even avail of the maximum height. What does this talk of civility have to do with increased building heights? A whole lot. We have still not recovered from Hurricane Charley, despite the popular perception that we have. There are 200 fewer businesses today than there were than before Hurricane Charley, which was a period of economic stagnation. This is easy to see. All one has to do is to drive past all of the vacant lots in the city center where buildings used to stand, which were the former home of numerous small businesses. Why does it matter that we rebuild our small business infrastructure? It matters for two reasons: One, unless there is a critical mass of business activity downtown, every business downtown is vulnerable. To explain more clearly: When we do not have small businesses like dry cleaners, locksmiths, bakeries, shoe cobblers and dressmakers downtown that cater to small daily needs of residents, residents have to leave the city in order to get these needs met. In doing so, they will also more than likely purchase other consumer items, as well as eat and drink elsewhere. Because of this lack of critical mass of small businesses downtown, our downtown economy is literally hemorrhaging each off-season. The four-month tourist season masks the severity of this situation, because for four months, the shear volume of patrons obfuscates the reality that a tremendous amount of money is being lost to the economy from diffusion to elsewhere. Bringing key niche businesses to our downtown area will restore the critical mass of economic activity needed to support all of our downtown businesses. The second reason that rebuilding our small business infrastructure matters is because in order for the city to be able to continue to provide the level of services that it currently does without raising taxes, the city tax base needs to be 25 percent commercial and 75 percent residential. At this time, commercial taxes only make up 9.5 percent of this mix. Having this higher ratio of commercial taxes is important because the cost of delivering services is slightly more than our residential taxes. To add, according to the Government Finance Of“cers Association, a city needs to have a minimum of 17.5 percent reserves on hand, two months of operating capital. We currently have 7.5 percent reserves. The City Council is committed to raising the level of reserves .5 percent a year so that we can reach this necessary level. We cannot forget that we live in an area prone to natural disasters, so our city needs to always have the cash on hand to pay for its recovery until such time that FEMA can reimburse us. For the city to have long-term economic sustainability, there are only have three options available: raising taxes, cutting services or increasing commercial activity. Being that we are an older community with many of our residents are on “xed incomes, a tax increase is not viable; being that our residents enjoy the level of services that the city provides, a cut in services is not viable; the only option left to is to increase our level of commercial activity. Where are there so few small businesses downtown? There are so few small businesses downtown because of the loss of many buildings due to Hurricane Charley. As such, there is very little move-in ready commercial space in Punta Gorda, particularly in the city center. Why cant the buildings that used to be a home to these small businesses be easily rebuilt if there is such a demand for commercial space in Punta Gorda? This is because of two particular features of the building code implemented after Hurricane Charley which make building a quality building “nancially unfeasible. The “rst being, that if building on land that is inexpensive enough to build a onestory business, our code requires, rather than allowing a second-story facade, which would achieve the aesthetic intent of having no buildings appear to be less than two stories, a building must have an occupiableŽ secondstory. This means that a one-story business essentially has to build a two-story building in order to be compliant with our code. I have seen groupings of small businesses that has been assembled by a developer to build a building in which they all could lease space, only to see the deals fall apart because of our code. The second being our 50-foot height limitation. On the more expensive larger lots in the city center, the current economics of construction do not allow a quality builder to build a structure any less than “ve stories. This is because there are new FEMA ”ood zone building requirements that add to the height of the building. As such, no quality developer is able to build in our downtown according to our current code. Why can height not be decided on a case-by-case variance process? We have been advised by the city attorney that we should no longer use the variance process to regulate development. This because variances are designed to ameliorate hardship. Any developer who applies for a height variance has placed themselves into hardship voluntarily. In approving or disapproving height variances, the city could be open to litigation. As a result of this legal opinion, the City Council asked the Urban Design staff to provide a presentation on architectural features that we could consider to be required for an additional building heights in the city center. After Urban Design provides us with an architectural framework that an additional heights would have to conform to in the form of an ordinance, we will then vote on including these new rules in our building code. The intended result is this process is to develop a building code that re”ects the cityscape that Historic Downtown Punta Gorda has had since its founding. Why are increased building heights essential to returning small businesses downtown? It is only through bringing back small businesses to the ground-”oor level of our downtown that our small townŽ feel be truly safeguarded. These increased building heights will allow developers to build mixedused developments that have “rst ”oor retail space that are combined with residential uses, i.e. apartments or condos on the upper ”oors, making the construction of the building economically viable, and providing residential space downtown, something that many area young professionals with families truly desire, which will further support the downtown businesses. Why 84 feet and not 70 feet? On the very few larger-sized vacant lots in the city center that the 84-foot limit would be allowable, the high cost of the land necessitates the need for more height in order to make its construction economically viable. Even at the maximum 84-foot limit, any building built within these parameters will still be shorter than the Justice Center ,which is also located in the center city. In addition to the 50-foot limit being a barrier to the return of small businesses to our downtown, why is the current height regime a threat to the small town feel of our downtown? Our current building code allows for 50-foot buildings to be built with a zero lot line throughout the city center. This means, that our downtown could viably be built out into a sea of square 50-foot buildings, with no consideration for the architectural features that Urban Design recommends for our cityscape such as streetlevel awnings, vegetation, lighting, set-backs, and staggered building heights. Will there be increased traf“c due to the restoration of small businesses to our downtown? Not if we allow our urban planners and architects in the Citys Urban Design department to guide developers in conforming to the holistic development framework that they have designed for the city center, which promotes walkability, bike use, the effective use of street-level parking and parking garages, and the utilization of innovative transportation solutions such as Nickel Ride. How will the coming of the Sunseeker Resort affect our Historic Downtown? The coming of the Sunseeker Resort provides Punta Gorda with the perfect timing and motivation to fully commit to its rebranding and to the accentuation of its reuni“ed Historic District as a highlight of the city, to the same degree that Delray Beach and St. Augustine do. If we restore our Historic Downtown to place where there are numerous small shops, boutiques and restaurants in its authentic historic environment which is accented by historical markers and interpretative signs, and an urban design that promotes walkability and makes robust use of innovative transportation, its coming will have played a positive role in the ful“llment of Punta Gordas renaissance. As a councilman, I believe that it is my civic duty to do whatever I can to ensure that Punta Gorda thrives well into the future. This means that in planning must envision the citys sustainability 50 to 100 years from now. This is what our forebears on the City Council did 130 years ago. Punta Gorda will never look like Naples or Sarasota. There has never been a desire to do so. From its beginning, Punta Gorda has always had a robust economy based a on a balanced blend of Old Florida, Gulf Coast and seasonal resident lifestyles and related-industries. This present era is the “rst time in its history that Punta Gorda does not has a year-round economy able to adequately support its working residents. The city cannot survive and provide the high quality of life that it provides its residents if its Historic Downtown is not allowed to return. It is in empathizing with those who are providing us with the goods and services that allow us to enjoy our lifestyle each day in this city, our fellow Punta Gordians, that we will restore the love and civility between us that has always been the hallmark of being a Punta Gordian. Jaha Cummings is a Punta Gorda city councilman.Increased heights vital to reclaiming Punta Gordas true nature Jaha Cummings SAVE LIVES. GIVE BLOOD. Bethany L. Walden Au. D Board Certified Doctor of Audiology Charlotte Hearing Center, Inc. Hearing Evaluations & Hearing Aids Since 1984Ž 766-8886 Most Major Brands Available 21216 Olean Blvd., Suite 4 Port Charlotte Across from AAA Bldg. adno=50531086 Joseph H. 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Page 10 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 18, 2018 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS Your source for fishing,boating and outdoor newsevery Thursday only in your Sun newspaper Rachael Merlo sprinkles seasoning on salmon as it cooks in the open air. The line grows for crab cakes and shrimp platters. Merlo stays busy. My dad owns Shrimp Shack in Crystal River,Ž Merlo said. Hes been there forever. We take the restaurant on the road to festivals all of the time.Ž The makeshift Shrimp Shack plans to open again from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the 31st Placida Seafood Festival at the Placida Fishery, 13000 Fishery Road, Placida. The event, which was hugely attended on Saturday, is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Placida. The festival features live music, food, drinks, nautical vendors, art, crafts, fun crab races, a kid zone with a bounce house and more. Johnny Awesome played for the crowd Saturday. Seamus McCarthy Band is scheduled to perform noon to 5 p.m. today. The Rotary gives Lemon Bay High School students willing to volunteer at the event the opportunity to collect money for Project Graduation „ an all night lock in for graduating seniors to enjoy one last event together. On Saturday, senior Francesca Gallucci held a bright orange bucket and collected donations for a Project Graduation raffle. Im planning on going because it will be a lot of fun,Ž said Gallucci, 17. The festival also attracts local artists including Al De La Vega of Englewood. He sat quietly while “n ishing some of his copper pieces to add to his collection of frogs, sharks and palm trees. Ive been making copper creations for 32 years,Ž he said. I may want to retire one day „ soon.Ž One after the other, Carmen White sold purple, y ellow and pink orchids. These are beautiful and just in time for Easter,Ž said White of Joe Hayden Orchids shop at the Fishery. Stan Siekierk of North Port carved a creation at the festival. This is whatever you want to call it,Ž he said. I have been carving for 15 years. Each piece is different.Ž All proceeds benefit Placida Rotary projects, scholarship funds and youth programs. Parking is $3 per car. Admission to the festival is free. For more information, visit placidarotaryclub. com or like the Placida Seafood Festival on Facebook.Email: Placida Seafood Festival continues todayBy ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICHCOMMUNITY NEWS EDITOR SUN PHOTOS BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICHCarmen White of Joe Hayden Orchids at the Fishery sells lots of purple, yellow and white orchids in time for Easter. At right: Stan Siekierk of North Port carves during the festival. Barbara Knodel, a master wire sculpture and stained glass creator, displays her many pieces at the Placida Seafood Festival which ends 5 p.m. today at the Placida Fishery, 13000 Fishery Road, Placida. Francesca Gallucci, 17, a Lemon Bay High School senior, collects for the rae for Project Graduation which is an all-night lock in for seniors every year following graduation. Rachael Merlo seasons sh as Valyn Andorfer takes an order at the Shrimp Shack booth. Steve and Roxanne Genson of Rotonda found the perfect sign for their home. adno=54529641 € Diabetic Care € Foot Pain € Foot Surgery € Heel Pain Same Day Appointments 941-613-1919 3191 Harbor Blvd. Unit D Port Charlotte, FL 33952 adno=50531087 COMPLETE FOOT CARE Dr. Michael Metyk Podiatric Surgery STARTING AT $24,300!! CONSTRUCTION HEATING & SALT SYSTEMS POOL SERVICE & REPAIRS POOL SUPPLY STORE625-50561212 Enterprise Drive Port Charlotte, FL 26Reader's Choice Awards!Lic./Insured Lic.#CPO567492017 Complete Pool Package including cageadno=50531531


The Sun /Sunday, March 18, 2018 E/N/C Page 11 LOCAL SPORTS LOCAL SPORTS PORT CHARLOTTE „ Even though the Port Charlotte baseball team limped out to a 1-8 start to the season, coach Rodney Taylor said his team never let the losing get to their heads. With a 6-0 win over North Port on Thursday and then an 11-1 mercy-rule win over the Bobcats in “ve innings on Friday at Port Charlotte High School, the Pirates have played their way out of their funk, at least for now. Early (in the season) we were looking for an identity, who we were. We were worried too much about what had happened in the past,Ž Taylor said. An error, we popped up, we struck out, we were taking that with us. Now, theyre starting to learn to let that go and play in the moment, for the next pitch. Its starting to catch on for them, theyre playing fun, theyre playing relaxed and theyre obviously hitting the ball better.Ž Zach Koerick took the mound for the Pirates on Friday night and after allowing one run in the opening inning, he settled in to shut down North Port, holding the Bobcats to two hits and a walk over the next four innings. And with Koerick controlling the game on the mound, it didnt take long for the Pirates to put the game out of reach. (Koerick) attacked us and we tip our hats to him, he attacked us and put us in uncomfortable situations,Ž North Port coach Miles Mayer said. The Pirates opened up the home half of the “rst with three straight singles and a two-out two-RBI single by Eric Morales ended the rally with Port Charlotte holding a 4-1 lead. With two more RBI singles in the second, the Pirates stretched their lead to 6-1 before “nally getting to the 10-run mercy rule. Damien Ashley pushed the lead to 8-1 when he smashed a two-RBI double in the bottom of the “fth, and then came around to score on a wild pitch later that inning before the Pirates scored their 11th run of the night when the North Port catcher overthrew “rst base on a dropped third strike. This team here, even when they were losing, they never got negative,Ž Taylor said. They came to practice the next day just as if theyd won. The only thing is during a game they would take a strike with them or an out with them to the next at-bat. Theyre starting to push that aside and look forward to the next pitch and so far, it seems to be catching on.Ž After that “rst inning, North Port put a runner in scoring position just once when Alex Partridge doubled down the left “eld line in the top of the fourth inning. North Port, which managed just “ve hits all night, has scored one run or less in three of the last four games, and Mayer said hes seen an issue with his teams con“dence during the rough stretch. What we told them is that we have to come out with con“dence and believe that we can do it,Ž Mayer said. Thats what we need to do is be con“dent in ourselves. It seemed like we werent as loud as we usually are in the dugout and thats tough with high schoolers. And we get down and then we just shut down. But we have to push through that. Weve had good games this season, but we need to believe in ourselves.Ž NORTH PORT, PORT CHARLOTTENorth Port 1 0 0 0 0 „ 1 5 2 Port Charlotte 4 2 0 5 „ 11 11 1 Zach Koerick WP Ben Krizen LP Top Hitters: Port Charlotte Damien Ashley 1 for 2 (double, sac y, three RBI), Mitchell Derocher 2 for 3 (two singles and an RBI), Eric Morales 2 for 2 (two singles, walk, two RBI) North Port Alex Partridge 2 for 2 (RBI single, double)Pirates mercy-rule Bobcats for second straight winBy VINNIE PORTELLSPORTS WRITER SUN PHOTOS BY CHRIS BLAKENorth Ports Kody Brittain (3) is tagged out trying to steal second base by Pirates shortstop Jordan Delcolle during Friday nights game at Port Charlotte High School. Pirates left elder Scotty McLean slides safely into home to score during Friday nights game at Port Charlotte High School. Port Charlottes Hunter Wilder drops a bunt down for a base hit against North Port during Friday nights game at Port Charlotte High School. The Pirates cruised to an 11-1 win against the Bobcats. BASEBALL: Pirates 11, Bobcats 1 (5 innings)VENICE „ Venice junior catcher Kay Holland has had a big week for the Lady softball team. Coming off a game-winning single against Charlotte, Holland had an even bigger moment in the spotlight against North Port in Friday nights district matchup. She had an RBI single to open the scoring but saved her best shot for last with a three-run double that tied the game in the bottom of the seventh in a game where Venice needed four runs to come back for a 6-5 win over the Bobcats. Moments after Kayleigh Roper tripled for Venices “rst hit, Holland sent a shallow shot to left that opened the scoring. The Indians added another run in the bottom of the next frame when Liv Seibert scored on a North Port error. Venice committed four of their seven errors in the top of the second, but North Port failed to score despite loading the bases. Liberty Pence “nally got the Bobcats on the board with an RBI single in the top of the sixth, and Ashley Nelsons two-run double gave North Port the lead for the “rst time. More Venice miscues allowed North Port to stretch their lead in the top of the seventh. Kylie Murray, who went 3-for-4 on the night, hit a run scoring single that seemingly gave North Port control heading into the bottom half of the “nal inning. We usually live and die by good pitching and defense like most good teams do ... but our defense has been atrocious lately,Ž Venice head coach Steve Constantino said. They have to start doing a better job if this season is going to get corrected and go anywhere.Ž But Holland had other ideas. After Antonia Rosa singled, Becka Mellor reached on an error by North Port second baseman Kamryn Nazario. Roper followed with a walk, setting the table to Holland to launch an offering from Maddie Baker toward the wall in left. The ball landed near the wall, allowing three runs to score and knot things up at 5-5. I saw the runners on and coach talks about situational hitting all the time,Ž Holland said. I just knew to put the ball in the grass somewhere „ whether it was right on the lip or at the fence. It feels good and the whole team did their jobs.Ž Shes been a beast at the plate and came up big for us,Ž Constantino added. That was a scrappy at-bat.Ž Holland reached third on the throw home and was replaced by Sophia Cordero at third. Tess Rosa lifted a ”y ball to right, allowing Cordero to stroll across the plate with the winning run. I told them in the fourth inning that two runs wont do it,Ž Constantino said. Weve played about seven of these games this year and weve won a lot of them. Theyre young, theyre getting to know each other, and the character of this team is amazing. I give them credit for being “ghters.Ž Despite the loss, North Port head coach Dennis Bell was happy with his teams effort. North Port outhit Venice, 11-8. They just got us at the end,Ž North Port head coach Dennis Bell said. Im proud of the girls and we made some strides tonight. I think the team came together and we had some girls come out of slumps. For the most part ,we executed but we had some things we didnt do well. When youre playing a team like Venice, we really cant mess up. Its disappointing, but well continue on.Ž Venice will travel to Lemon Bay on Tuesday. North Port hosts Lakewood Ranch on Monday. Email: slockwood@sun-herald.comVENICE 6, NORTH PORT 5North Port 000 003 2 5 11 1 Venice 110 000 4 6 8 7 WP: Syd Seibert. LP: Maddie Baker. Leading hitters: North Port Kylie Murray 3-4, RBI, Run; Ashley Nelson 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI. Venice Kay Holland 2-4, 2B, 4 RBI; Antonia Rosa 3-4, 2 SB, Run; Kayliegh Roper 1-4, 3B, 2 Runs. Hollands late smash sinks North PortBy SCOTT LOCKWOODSPORTS EDITOR At left: North Ports Ashley Nelson squares up to bunt during Friday nights game against Venice. SUN PHOTOS BY JUSTIN FENNELLAbove: North Ports Maddie Baker res a pitch during the early stages of Friday nights game against Venice. SOFTBALL: Venice 6, North Port 5FORT MYERS „ Cam Wademan came home in a wild pitch with two out in the eighth inning to lead the Fort Myers High School baseball team to a thrilling 3-2 victory over Charlotte on Friday to earn its “rst District 7A-11 win this season. Wademan led off the eighth with a walk off Charlottes Clayton Toth before Milan Tucker and Jake Grif“th were hit by pitches. After Toth struck out the next two batters, he threw one in the dirt past catcher Aaron Martins, allowing Wademan to slide home with the winning run for Fort Myers (6-4, 1-3). Andrew Dailey pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief to earn the win. Milan Tucker and Daylin Salters had two hits each for the winners. Sometimes you get good breaks and bad breaks. Its baseball,Ž said Fort Myers coach Brooks Beisner. Charlotte is always hard to hit against, but we got some doubles and were able to get some runs across.Ž Charlotte (6-3, 2-2) jumped to an early 2-0 lead in the second off Fort Myers starter Anthony Ursitti on an RBI single from Toth and a “elders choice by Garrett Dunson. Ursitti settled down after that rough started to pitch 5 2/3 innings, allowing four hits, three walks and four strikeouts. The Green Wave responded in the fourth off Bryce Hayse, who came on to relieve a struggling Kyle Machado, with doubles from Milan Tucker and Daylin Salters that drove in a run, then tied the game on an error by the shortstop. Fort Myers had a chance to take the lead twice, but got runners called out at the plate in the “fth and sixth innings, the latter coming from a great throw from Cade Reich to help Charlotte out of a bases-loaded, no-out situation without damage. However, Charlotte wasnt able to mount a serious threat, and perhaps ran itself out of an inning when Kevin Conway went too far off “rst after a single and was gunned down racing back to the bag. We didnt deserve to win that game. We didnt play Tarpon baseball. Kyle struggled and we didnt pick him up. The baseball gods reward you for good baseball,Ž Charlotte coach Lavell Cudjo said. Were a better team than that, and if we dont “nd it, this will be the result.Ž FORT MYERS 3, CHARLOTTE 2 (8)Charlotte 020 000 00 … 2 5 2 Fort Myers 000 200 01 … 3 7 1 Kyle Machado, Bryce Hayse (4), Clayton Toth (6) and Aaron Martins, Anthony Ursitti, Andrew Dailey (6) and Max Fleming. WP: Dailey, LP: Toth. Top hitters: Milan Tucker (FM) 2-3, 2B, run, Daylin Salters (FM) 2-3, 2B, RBI, run. Records: Charlotte 6-3, 2-2, Fort Myers 6-4, 1-3.Wave walks off on wild pitchBy CHUCK BALLAROSUN CORRESPONDENT SUN PHOTO BY KAT GODINA Charlottes Kyle Machado pitches during Fridays game at Fort Myers High School. BASEBALL: Fort Myers 3, Charlotte 2


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OUR TOWN: SUNCOAST HOMES SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2018 Question: We follow your instructions and turn on all the lights before we leave for showings. The last Realtor who showed our home turned them all off and left his card before leaving. We really liked that and wonder why all Realtors dont do the same. If theres no card left anywhere, we are left to wondering if the Realtor and buyers where even there. Answer: First, lets talk about turning out the lights. Many Realtors do there best to leave the home just as they found it. Except for some rental homes, electric switches are rarely labeled to indicate what they control. Turning off the lights is a crap-shoot. Turning off a light, fan, or table lamp in a home you are not familiar is done by ”ipping the switch closest to it. If that doesnt work, you guess again. And keep going until the light goes out. The problem is that you dont know what youve turned off or on in the process. There is a tendency to think that if you just turn every switch to the off position, everything will go off. But many switches are 2 or 3-way switches. For example, many lanais have overhead lights that can be turned on or off from 3 different 3-way switches next to 3 different sliders in 3 different rooms where the sliders all lead out to the lanai. That switch that you thought was turning off a light somewhere may have just turned the pool light on. Or the garage light on. Or turned off a security timer with a lamp plugged in. Or switched off the UPS (uninterruptable power supply) that maintains power to the security or computer systems during power surges and outages. We are getting ready to list a large home that has hundreds of switches with dozens of devices that can be operated from multiple switches in different rooms. Imagine the nightmare if a Realtor takes it upon himself to go through the home turning off or reversing all these switches. So to answer your “rst question, I agree that the Realtor who turned out your lights was considerate and applaud him for that. But for the reasons above, many other Realtors will leave your home just as they found it unless instructed otherwise in the showing instructions. I also applaud him for leaving his card. Its con“rms he was there. If you return home from the scheduled showing, and there is no card, you are left to wonder if he showed up. Or to wonder if he is just running late and lacked the professionalism to notify your Realtor during the showing window that he will be late. Realtors follow a code of ethics that prohibit them from soliciting the customers of other Realtors. The vast majority of Realtors uphold this standard of practice. But I have witnessed a few cases where the showing agent left promotional marketing material for the buyer under the guise of a Thank you for letting me show your homeŽ letter. In light of this ethics rule, I understand why a Realtor may not leave a card unless instructed to do so in the Realtor showing instructions. I generally leave a card, as it lets the buyer the home has been shown, which is a credit to the listing agent. Question: Who pays the commission? Answer: I was thrown back by this question. The reader is from Wisconsin where, he told me, the buyer pays the commission. In Florida the seller pays the commission. This brings home the importance of not assuming parties to a Florida real estate transaction know whats normal here. Another difference that varies from Floridas norm is that some states grant the seller post-occupancy for 30 days beyond the closing.Why dont Realtors turn out the lights? BrettSLATTERYCOLUMNIST 111 Maria Court, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 County: Charlotte Year Built: 1999 List Price: $824,000 LP/SqFt: $355.38 Garage/Carport: 2 car garage Beds: 3 Baths: 2.5 Sq Ft Heated: 2,389 Total Acreage: 0.30 Pool: Private Location: Punta Gorda Isles Listing agent: Gwen Heggan, 941-468-1297, gwen.heggan@premiersir. com, Premier Sothebys International Realty258 Pesaro Drive, North Venice 14 Boca Royale Boulevard, Englewood 111 Maria Court, Punta Gorda 258 Pesaro Drive, North Venice, FL 34275 County: Sarasota Year Built: 2005 List Price: $765,000 LP/SqFt: $245.74 Garage/Carport: 3 car garage Beds: 3 Baths: 3 Sq Ft Heated: 3,113 Total Acreage: 0.27 Pool: Private in“nity edge Location: Venetian Golf & River Club Listing agent: Patricia Guenther, 941-961-3570, patricia.guenther@, Premier Sothebys International Realty VENICE „ Neal Communities, southwest Floridas premier homebuilder, recently broke ground on a new amenity center at Grand Palm, its popular master-planned community in Venice. The 7,227-square-foot Grand Palm Social Club will boast “rst-class amenities, including a 3,400-square-foot resort-style pool, separate spa area with a Jacuzzi, game room and a large gathering room with an open caf kitchen. The two-part pool will have separate wading and lap areas for swimmers as well as a bridge walkway. The pool and spa will be constructed by Waterscapes Pools and Spas, one of the largest residential and commercial pool builders in southwest Florida and a sister company of Neal Communities. With more than 2,300 square feet of outdoor space, the amenity centers large lanai will feature wraparound verandas, shade structures, a covered tiki pavilion, palm trees and an island sand pit with hammocks. Due to the popularity and demand of the pickleball courts in the community, eight pickleball courts will be added to the community during construction. A number of walking trails will also be incorporated and entwined around the amenity area for residents. With this new social club, we tied in the communitys current coastal design elements and the environment to create the ultimate feeling of the relaxed Florida lifestyle,Ž said Kathy Ciof“, the vice president of design for Neal Communities. Our goal was to create a standout staycation environment for Grand Palms residents and guests to enjoy year-round.Ž The Grand Palm Social Club will be situated south of the Aucilla Road entrance. It is slated to open in 2019. Grand Palm homeowners also have access to a state-of-the-art “tness facility and large, resort-style pool with a water slide and miles of walking and bicycle trails with bike racks. There are two dog parks, a childrens splash park and basketball, bocce ball, foursquare, tennis and volleyball courts. Some of Neal Communities most popular and diverse home collections, ranging from 1,434 to 3,346 square feet, are Neal Communities breaks ground on the Grand Palm Social ClubPROVIDED BY NEAL COMMUNITIESBRETT | 7 14 Boca Royale Boulevard, Englewood, FL 34223 County: Sarasota Year Built: 2003 List Price: $799,900 LP/SqFt: $249.50 Garage/Carport: 2 car plus golf cart garage Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Sq Ft Heated: 3,206 Total Acreage: 0.32 Pool: Private Location: Boca Royale Listing agent/ brokerage: Bob Linthicum, 941-2289206, bob.linthicum@, Premier Sothebys International RealtyNEAL | 8


Page 14 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 18, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 2 A rate lock is a commitment by a mortgage lender to lend a stated amount to a speci“ed borrower posting a speci“ed property as collateral, at a stipulated interest rate and points. An important proviso is that the loan must be closed within a speci“ed lock period,Ž which is usually 15 to 60 days. The lock protects the applicant against the possibility of a rise in market rates during the lock period that could make the mortgage unaffordable. With interest rates inching upward, questions about the reliability of locks will arise with increasing frequency in the months ahead.Property appraisals as a lock disrupterThe price of a mortgage usually varies with the ratio of loan amount to property value. Since the price is often locked before the property has been appraised, the value used will be the sale price if it is a purchase transaction, or the owners estimate of value if it is a re“nance. If the appraisal then comes in at an amount that is materially lower or higher than the value used in setting the lock price, it may invalidate the lock. This recent letter illustrates the problem. I am re“nancing my mortgage and locked at 4 percent with $1,700 in total closing costs. But the appraisal came in at $411,000 instead of the $422,000 I had estimated, on the basis of which the rate was raised to 4.125 percent. Is this justi“ed, or am I being taken advantage of?Ž On the face of it, the answer to this borrowers question was not obvious. The lower appraisal raised the ratio of loan amount to property value, which gave the lender an excuse for raising the rate. A closer look, however, reveals that the rationale was spurious because the low appraisal did not move the transaction into a new price category. The initial price based on an 88 percent ratio, and the new price based on a 90 percent ratio should have been the same because both fell in the 85.1 to 90.0 pricing category that is universally used in the marketplace. While the borrower in this case was certainly taken advantage of, more borrowers are exploited by appraisals that come in higher than the previous estimate. If the appraisal in the example had come in at $436,000 instead of $422,000, the loan-to-value ratio would have been 84.8, dropping it into the 80.1 to 85.0 pricing category, which should result in a lower price. Had this happened, the lender could have cheated by doing nothing, which is a temptation that is very hard to resist. To avoid this possibility, consumers estimating property value should err on the high side. Note that if borrowers rather than lenders ordered appraisals, they would do it before seeking a loan, so they would not have to guess the property value in shopping lenders or in negotiating a rate lock. The potential disruption caused by appraisals arriving late on the scene is just one of the costs of the dysfunctional practice of placing control of property appraisals with the lender rather than with the borrowers who pay for them.Lock expiration as a disrupterProbably the most important source of lock disruption is a failure to get the loan closed within the lock period. Such failure usually means that important information bearing on the acceptability of the property or the borrower was not received in time. Lenders will extend the lock without charge if they are responsible for the delay, but in most cases the applicant is held responsible and the lenders lock commitment expires. If the lock expires, any new lock will be at the prices prevailing at that time. The applicant is presumed to be responsible for the failure to close on time because documenting the acceptability of the applicants “nances and property is the responsibility of the applicant. When the loan application and supporting documents emerge from the of“ce of the underwriter who has examined them, it is either approved, which makes it ready to close, or it may be approved subject to the provision of additional documents. The list of required documents is provided to the applicant. The lender may be responsible for failure to close on time by taking too long to process and underwrite the loan, or by failing to identify missing information in a timely matter so that the borrower can provide it within the lock period. Needless to say, responsibility for failure to close can be a contentious issue. For that reason, the lenders who offer mortgages through my website agree to accept my judgment as ombudsman if a disagreement arises on responsibility for a failure to close on time. I have delegated the function to my colleague Jack Pritchard, who was a mortgage banker for many years and knows all the tricks of the trade. Jack has adjudicated numerous disputes connected to lapsed locks. Loan applicants with or without access to an ombudsman are advised to keep a log showing the date on which they provided each of the documents requested by the underwriter. Jack Guttentag is professor emeritus of “nance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. 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The Sun /Sunday, March 18, 2018 E/N/C Page 17 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 5CHARLOTTE June BowlingJune Bowling passed away March 6, 2018. She was born June 22, 1930 in Camilla, GA to the late P.L. and Lorrine Hinson. June enjoyed playing tennis, traveling, and playing bridge. June is survived by her children; H.L. (Barbara) Bowling and Sheryl (Richard) Johnson, grandchildren; Brady, Jesse, Jacob, Jeff and Tyler, great grandchildren, Joshua, Cassidy, Jeffrey, Fallon, Halia, Summer, Elijah, Elliott and Wyatt. She is predeceased by parents,P.L. and Lorrine Hinson; her husband of 54 years; Hillard Bowling Sr, son; Jon Clay Bowling and granddaughter; Becky. A memorial service will be held at 11am on Saturday March 24, 2018 at Kays-Ponger and Uselton Funeral Home, 635 E. Marion Ave Punta Gorda, FL 33950. In lieu of ”owers, memorial contributions can be made to Tidewell Hospice. Condolences can be made to the family at www.kays-ponger.comWanda GreeneWanda Greene passed away Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at home, after a long “ght with Alzheimers. Wanda was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She was raised on Signal Mountain. Wanda married Claude, the love of her life, in 1969. Claude and Wanda moved to Port Charlotte, Florida, in 1977 and opened a barber and beauty shop which they owned for many years. She loved to travel, driving down the Alaskan highway, through all 50 states, and enjoyed many cruises with Claude. She also enjoyed listening to country and gospel music. She is survived by her husband, Claude Greene; son, Claude Green Jr. of New Hampshire; daughters, Marlon Rollings of Whitwell, Tennessee, and Kim Neff of Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia; stepdaughter, Nancy Lokker; grandkids; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sperk and Lorena Neal. A visitation and funeral for Wanda has been planned, please contact the family for more information.Mary Borg LarsenMary Borg Larsen 85 died at her residence in Punta Gorda, Florida on March 14, 2018 She was born on March 12, 1933 in Sandy, Utah to David Borg and Eva Elvin Borg She came to this area in 1979 after traveling the world over. Her husband Robert Larsen was a retired Colonel in the US Air Force. Mary and Robert were married on August 19, 1952 in Salt Lake City, Utah in the LDS Temple. She is survived by her 2 sons, Craig (Helen) Larsen of Port Charlotte, Florida and Scott Larsen of Englewood, Florida and her daughter, Lisa (Jim) Ickes of Punta Gorda, Florida. Her 2 sisters, LaNae Johnson and Claudine (Glen) Granthem both of California. Eleven grandchildren, “ve great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren also many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert D. Larsen, four sisters, two brothers and one step grandson. Visitation Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 11:00 A.M. until 12:00 Noon at Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home 635 East Marion Avenue. Punta Gorda, Florida. Graveside services will follow at Royal Palm Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Please visit the online tribute for Mary Borg Larsen at www. to sign the guest book and offer condolences to the family Arrangemets are by Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home and cremation services. Punta gordachapel.Derrell MillsDerrell Mills, 68, passed away peacefully at his home in Port Charlotte with his family at his side on March 8, 2018 after a long battle with Parkinsons Disease. He was a fourth generation Floridian born Sept 6, 1949 in Wauchula to parents Charles RedŽ and Aletha Anderson Mills. A 1967 graduate of Hardee High School, he joined the Army Reserves in 1968 and served his country for over 18 years. Beloved husband of Carol Crawford Mills, they would have been married 50 years on March 15, 2018. Derrell and Carol moved to Charlotte County in 1969 where Derrell began working for General Development Corp. as a heavy equipment operator. in 1979 he began working as a machinist with his father and brother at their family business on Florida Street in Punta Gorda, All Engine Machine Service. He, his father and brother, Carroll, had many happy years building engines and supporting Carroll in his racing career at the Punta Gorda race track. Derrell also spent many happy hours “shing, skiing, and pulling kids at his lake house on Lake Henry in Lake Placed. He was part of a large and loving family which had a family reunion on the lakeside every Labor Day since 1976. But his main passion was his children and grandchildren. He coached his daughters softball team and never missed his grandsons games as long as he was physically capable. His love for them was unbounded. He will always be loved and missed, especially for his sense of humor. Derrell will be greatly missed by his wife, Carol; mother, Aletha Mills; brother Dennis (Debbie) Mills; daughters, Angela Michelle (Shawn) Jewell and Shana Lynn (Robert) Lewandowski; grandsons, Justin and Tyler Jewell; Thomas Jr. and Carter Dandino; granddaughters, Makenzie and Ariana Lewandowski, and Courtney (Luke) Tomlinson; great-granddaughter, Makayla Tomlinson; and nephews, Kevin, Clint, Kyle, and Lance Mills. He was preceded in death by his brother, Carroll, and father Charles RedŽ Mills. The Memorial Service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services. In lieu of ”owers, memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research. To express condolences to the family, please visit and sign the online guest book. Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services.Richard L. PetersonRichard L. DickŽ Peterson, 82, of Punta Groda went to be with the Lord on March 14, 2018. He was the son of Arthur and Kathryn Peterson, born June 21, 1935 in Saegertown, PA. Dick served his country in the US Army. He came to this area in 2004 from Greenville, PA where he worked as a signal maintainer for Erie Lackawanna RR for 40 years; he was also a member of the Moose Lodge in Greenville. Dick was strong in his faith and was a member of First Presbyterian Punta Gorda. He was an avid family man who enjoyed spending time with his family; he liked boating and to “sh and hunt. Dick will be greatly missed by his wife of 60 years, Donna; daughter, Diane (Randy) Curtis; son, Van Peterson; grandchildren, Jill, Daniel, Michael, Benjamin, Jennifer and Alissa; and great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Matthew, Bailey, Nicholas, and Kennedy. He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Jon. Services will be private. To express condolences to the family, please visit and sign the online guest book. Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services.John SetchelJohn Setchel, beloved husband, father, uncle, grandfather, and greatgrandfather, died March 7, 2018. He is survived by his children Thomas Setchel, of Port Charlotte, FL, Jerry (Dee) Setchel of St. Petersburg, FL, David (Barbara) Setchel of Hartwell, GA, and Joanna Setchel(Peter) Gillespie of Dahlonega, GA. He is also survived by his second wife Joyce Marion Setchel of Oxford, IN and her children Dana Kaye Marion Lang, Diana Marion, Sara Marion Ajagu, daughter-in-law Cindy Kerst Marion and several nieces and nephews. John and Joyce were proud to be the collective grandparents of 57 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife of 40 years, Joan Little Setchel. John lived a life of love and faith, service, curiosity, and adventure. He was baptized, con“rmed, married, and served as a layman in Christ Episcopal Church in Cuba, NY, and was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Hartwell, GA. He served in the United States Army during WWII. Following his graduation from the University of Pennsylvanias Wharton School, he began a career in banking and community service in Cuba, NY that spanned three decades. As a smalltown banker, he touched the lives of scores of families and small businessmen in innumerable and often unseen ways. He served on a variety of boards and commissions, and volunteered in countless ways in the community. Upon his retirement, he continued his passion for service in Kiwanis International, and as a literacy volunteer. Those who knew John recall his insatiable curiosity for all things. Never one to be shy about asking questions, he would search doggedly for answers and solutions to the questions and problems that often kept him up at night. His curiosity and creativity made him a man who had a mischievous sparkle in his eye and a poem or song in his heart for most occasions---and a man who could repair, rebuild, or design just about anything. He would often say that he could “x anything but the break of day and the crack of dawnŽ. Johns love of adventure de“ned him in many ways, but notably when he became a cyclist after the death of his wife Joan in 1991. Trips on his bicycle around town led to bicycle rides across Georgia and Florida, as well as friendships that lasted until his death. He was a life-long camper and hiker, and loved being outside in Gods creation at every opportunity. John will be interred with military honors at the Sarasota National Cemetery at a later date. No additional memorial service is planned. The family asks that donations be made in his honor to the charity of the givers choice in lieu of ”owers.ENGLEWOOD Rebecca MillerRebecca (Becky) Miller, beloved wife of Stanton (Skip) Miller, went to be with the Lord on March 6, 2018. A 14 year battle with many cancers “nally took her life at the Englewood Hospice House. Becky was born in Mt. Vernon, OH, February 2, 1939 and moved to Englewood in 1999 from New Hampshire. Not one to be idle, Becky volunteered at many organizations to include, Sarasota Orchestra Assoc, STAIR Program, Relay For Life, Englewood Hospice House, and Englewood United Methodist Church. Locally in Oyster Creek when someone became ill, she was the go-to person for medical advice. She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Stanton Miller, sons, James Hendershott, Richard Hendershott, and step sons Don Miller, Christopher Miller, and Damon Miller. Becky is also survived by many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and siblings. A Memorial Service will be held at the Englewood United Methodist Church, April 28, 2018 at 11:00 AM, reception to follow. In lieu of ”owers, please make a donation to Englewood Hospice House, 12050 N. Access Road, Port Charlotte, FL 33981 or a charity of your choice. Arrangements by All Veterans-All Families Funerals & Cremations.NORTH PORT Ronald J. Gillis SrRonald J. Gillis Sr., 81, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. He was born Aug. 16, 1936, in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, to Donald and Elizabeth Gillis. He was a graduate of Glen Ridge High School and earned his Bachelors Degree form Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey. A long time resident of North Port, Florida, he previously resided in Warrington, Pennsylvania, and Point Pleasant, New Jersey, where he was active in local politics. He was known as an expert in the development of chemical coatings, an industry that he worked in for 45 years. He loved cheering for his professional sports teams from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is survive by his beloved wife, Mary Ann, who he married in 1960; a daughter, Leisha; son, Ronald Jr.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A private celebration of his life will be held at a later date for family members. Funeral arrangements are by National Cremation Society.DESOTO Evelyn L. SleeperEvelyn L. Sleeper, 75, passed away at Solaris Health Care on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. She was born on Jan. 26, 1943, in Mancelona, Michigan, to Clarence and Lottie Bond. Evelyn was a resident of Arcadia, Florida, for 31 years. Evelyn was a hard worker, loved dogs and country music, but her greatest love was spending time with her children, and especially her grandchildren. She is survived by her son, Tony (Beth) Reed of Arcadia; daughter, Lisa (Keith) Nicholson of Punta Gorda, Florida; brother, John Reed of Arcadia; sister, Elaine Watkins of Arcadia; grandson, Randy Reed of Sarasota, Florida; and granddaughters, Hilary Reed of Arcadia, Abby (Rachel) Silverman of Orlando, Florida, and Jill Nicholson (Haley Peeples) of Orlando. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence B. Bond and Lottie Wilcox; and sister, Linda Griffin. A Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Joshua Creek Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at Arrangements are by Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home. OBITUARIES OBITUARY POLICY Obituaries are accepted from funeral homes only. An abbreviated death notice can be published for $30. Full obituaries and repeat death notices will be subject to an advertising charge. Obituaries must be received by 2 p.m. for Tuesday through Saturday publication. 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Page 18 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 18, 2018 CHARLOTTE COUNTY/NORTH PORT COURTESY OF PUNTA GORDA, PORT CHARLOTTE, NORTH PORT ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS ML# Status Address Zip Code City Sq. Ft. List Price Pool Sold Price BE FB HB Built Property Style Sold Terms Sold Date SP /SqFt SP/LP Ratio T2929735 Sold 325 LIONEL LN 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 1052 $19,200 None $22,000 3 2 0 1984 Single Family Home All Cash 3/13/2018 13. 15 1.14583 C7243422 Sold 21287 GERTRUDE AVE #108 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 644 $45,000 Community $40,000 1 1 0 1973 Condo New Conventional 3/12 /2018 62.11 0.88889 C7250491 Sold 21260 BRINSON AVE #206 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 919 $48,000 Community $48,000 2 2 0 1979 Condo All Cash 3/13/2018 52. 23 1 D5920290 Sold 3100 HARBOR BLVD #308 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 841 $51,000 Community $48,000 1 1 0 1970 Condo All Cash 3/12/2018 57.0 7 0.94118 A4199703 Sold 2395 HARBOR BLVD #225 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1044 $74,900 Community $70,000 2 2 0 1981 Condo All Cash 3/9/2018 67.0 5 0.93458 D5923123 Sold 3055 PAN AMERICAN BLVD 34287 NORTH PORT 1374 $83,900 None $98,000 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Home All Cash 3/9/2018 58.75 1.16806 C7248297 Sold 1515 FORREST NELSON BLVD #Q206 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 899 $89,500 Community $88,000 2 2 0 1984 Condo New Convention al 3/9/2018 97.89 0.98324 C7249557 Sold 22203 BELINDA AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1056 $89,900 None $75,000 2 1 0 1962 Single Family Home All Cash 3/9/2018 58.5 0.83426 C7249662 Sold 25275 RAMPART BLVD #306 33983 PUNTA GORDA 886 $92,500 Community $87,500 2 2 0 1985 Condo All Cash 3/12/2018 98.76 0.94595 C7248478 Sold 21405 OLEAN BLVD #324 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 807 $92,900 Community $87,000 2 2 0 1982 Condo All Cash 3/9/2018 107.8 1 0.93649 C7246221 Sold 3006 CARING WAY #424 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 807 $94,500 Community $94,500 2 2 0 1981 Condo New Conventional 3/9/201 8 117.1 1 O5538990 Sold 111 ORANGE ST NE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 814 $98,500 None $100,200 3 1 0 1957 Single Family Home New FHA 3/9/2018 12 0.14 1.01726 C7248571 Sold 22096 LARAMORE AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 900 $99,900 None $100,000 2 1 1 1963 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/8/2018 1.001 D5923031 Sold 21266 MEEHAN AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 988 $103,500 None $98,000 2 1 0 1961 Single Family Home All Cash 3/8/2018 8 1.4 0.94686 C7248611 Sold 30097 ELM RD 33982 PUNTA GORDA 1120 $104,900 None $102,500 2 1 1 1982 Single Family Home All Cash 3/9/2018 60.29 0.97712 C7235298 Sold 2120 HERON LAKE DR #104 33983 PUNTA GORDA 924 $105,000 Community $105,000 2 2 0 2006 Condo Combination 3/14/2018 113.64 1 C7244312 Sold 3349 EDGEHILL TER 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1085 $107,500 None $86,700 2 2 0 1958 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/9/2018 61.53 0.80651 A4208259 Sold 6486 COLISEUM BLVD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1322 $110,000 None $125,000 2 2 0 1979 Single Family Home All Cash 3/13/2 018 59.07 1.13636 D5922562 Sold 14459 RIVER BEACH DR #A-102 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 1150 $114,900 Community $110,000 2 2 0 1981 Condo All Cash 3/12/ 2018 95.65 0.95735 O5551831 Sold 8521 GAILLARD AVE 34287 NORTH PORT 1370 $120,000 None $94,000 3 2 0 1978 Single Family Home All Cash 3/9/2018 54. 27 0.78333 C7241021 Sold 5725 GREENWOOD AVE #2103 34287 NORTH PORT 1153 $129,900 Community $132,400 2 2 0 1995 Condo New Conventional 3/8/ 2018 105.5 1.01925 C7242148 Sold 7516 JOPPA ST 34287 NORTH PORT 1144 $131,900 None $125,000 3 1 0 1983 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/8/201 8 76.03 0.94769 N5914040 Sold 22323 BREEZESWEPT AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1220 $135,000 None $110,000 3 1 1 1967 Single Family Home New VA 3/9/2 018 42.9 0.81481 C7250350 Sold 4037 CONWAY BLVD 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1103 $140,000 None $140,000 2 1 0 1958 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/9/2018 85.78 1 C7247609 Sold 22390 OLEAN BLVD 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1188 $148,000 None $148,000 2 2 0 1972 Single Family Home New VA 3/9/2018 7 4.75 1 C7247732 Sold 2151 S BISCAYNE DR 34287 NORTH PORT 1262 $149,000 None $155,000 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/ 8/2018 82.58 1.04027 N5916214 Sold 190 E WENTWORTH ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 924 $149,500 None $139,900 3 2 0 1960 Single Family Home All Cash 3/10/2018 10 5.98 0.93579 D5922453 Sold 5112 MUNHALL ST 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1164 $149,900 None $149,000 3 2 0 1997 Single Family Home New Conventional 3 /9/2018 91.98 0.994 C7245054 Sold 22325 GLENEAGLES TER 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1217 $149,990 None $145,500 2 2 0 1962 Single Family Home All Cash 3/9/ 2018 74.08 0.97006 D5921617 Sold 3509 DENHAM ST 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1298 $154,900 None $155,000 2 2 0 1977 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/ 12/2018 72.77 1.00065 C7248303 Sold 4353 MCKIBBEN DR 34287 NORTH PORT 1176 $159,900 None $154,000 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Home New FHA 3/8/2018 93.9 6 0.9631 C7248010 Sold 3700 BAL HARBOR BLVD #203 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1068 $159,900 Community $161,500 2 2 0 1987 Condo All Cash 3/8/2018 1 51.22 1.01001 D5920817 Sold 6228 CORALBERRY TER 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1050 $159,900 Community $156,000 2 2 0 1978 Single Family Home All Cash 3/9/2018 84.69 0.97561 D5920804 Sold 632 LINDEN DR #360 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1285 $159,900 Community $150,000 2 2 0 1986 Condo All Cash 3/12/2018 72.57 0.9 3809 D5923601 Sold 13538 NEWPORT AVE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1237 $160,000 Community $160,000 2 2 0 1973 Single Family Home New Convent ional 3/9/2018 73.29 1 C7247299 Sold 18147 STEELE AVE 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1112 $160,000 None $155,000 2 2 0 1987 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/9/2018 80.56 0.96875 C7246248 Sold 18223 STEELE AVE 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1452 $164,900 None $155,000 3 2 0 1981 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/14/2018 61.22 0.93996 C7241622 Sold 4985 BECKHAM ST 34288 NORTH PORT 1233 $167,500 None $167,500 3 2 0 2001 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/9/2 018 97.84 1 C7245083 Sold 529 LAUREL AVE NW 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1334 $169,900 None $165,500 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/12/2018 87.71 0.9741 C7249034 Sold 23465 HARBORVIEW RD #924 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1405 $172,000 Community $170,000 2 2 0 1986 Condo All Cash 3/9/2018 121 0.98837 D5922857 Sold 3883 ELDRON AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 1430 $175,000 None $177,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/9/2 018 85.92 1.01143 D5921104 Sold 6304 BROOKRIDGE ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1653 $175,000 None $173,000 3 2 0 1989 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/9 /2018 73.27 0.98857 N5915010 Sold 2227 N CHAMBERLAIN BLVD 34286 NORTH PORT 1124 $175,000 Private $177,000 3 2 0 1998 Single Family Home New Convent ional 3/9/2018 106.05 1.01143 D5921072 Sold 18174 BRACKEN CIR 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1280 $175,000 None $170,000 2 2 0 1975 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/13/2018 82.93 0.97143 C7250019 Sold 240 W END DR #323 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1586 $177,500 Community $177,500 2 2 0 2006 Condo Assume Conventional 3/8/201 8 111.92 1 C7247745 Sold 2489 ORACLE LN 34286 NORTH PORT 1200 $178,000 Private $171,000 3 2 0 1998 Single Family Home New VA 3/8/2018 91.9 4 0.96067 N5916388 Sold 2863 RIDLEY LN 34286 NORTH PORT 1355 $178,860 None $173,500 3 2 0 1998 Single Family Home All Cash 3/14/2018 87.5 8 0.97003 A4208059 Sold 2481 SHALIMAR TER 34286 NORTH PORT 1213 $179,900 None $168,500 3 2 0 1999 Single Family Home All Cash 3/13/2018 9 9.18 0.93663 C7249325 Sold 21233 BASSETT AVE 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1504 $182,900 Private $182,500 3 2 0 1981 Single Family Home Assume FHA/VA 3/14/2018 74.73 0.99781 A4202770 Sold 2227 PENGUIN LN 34286 NORTH PORT 1501 $185,000 None $185,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Home New FHA 3/8/2018 85.25 1 C7248631 Sold 1940 BODDINGTON TRL 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 1237 $185,900 Community $180,900 2 2 0 2002 Single Family Home All Cash 3/12/2018 98.58 0.9731 C7249441 Sold 1142 WINSTON ST 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1592 $189,900 Private $180,000 2 2 0 1981 Single Family Home New FHA 3/12/20 18 76.43 0.94787 C7248840 Sold 619 VERONA ST 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1818 $189,900 Private $190,000 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/13/2018 69.44 1.00053 C7243737 Sold 2182 BRAGG CT 33952 PORT CHARLOTTE 1674 $189,900 Private $189,900 4 2 0 1962 Single Family Home New FHA 3/9/2018 93.69 1 A4195982 Sold 2386 MAUVE TER 34286 NORTH PORT 1368 $193,900 None $194,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Home Other 3/8/2018 95.33 1. 00052 C7247676 Sold 1566 WINSLOW LN 34286 NORTH PORT 1775 $194,900 None $187,900 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Home New FHA 3/12/2018 75.5 8 0.96408 C7247625 Sold 3195 DRYDEN ST 34288 NORTH PORT 1453 $194,900 None $196,500 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home New FHA 3/13/2018 84.3 1.00821 C7245433 Sold 207 BOA VISTA ST 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1745 $195,000 None $188,500 3 2 0 1988 Single Family Home New VA 3/12/2018 70. 76 0.96667 C7244623 Sold 4161 ROSE ARBOR CIR 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1402 $197,900 Private $199,900 3 2 0 1981 Single Family Home New FHA 3/1 2/2018 86.28 1.01011 C7248266 Sold 3798 FONTAINEBLEAU ST 34287 NORTH PORT 1645 $199,000 None $195,000 3 2 0 1997 Single Family Home All Cash 3/12/20 18 70.75 0.9799 A4206434 Sold 12176 APPLEBERG CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1612 $199,900 None $199,900 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Home Assume Convent ional 3/14/2018 1 A4200701 Sold 601 SHREVE ST #65B 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1398 $205,500 Community $200,000 2 2 0 1981 Condo All Cash 3/13/2018 143.06 0.97324 D5920336 Sold 989 BAY VISTA BLVD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1521 $209,000 Private $196,900 2 2 0 1985 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/8/2018 91.41 0.94211 C7245400 Sold 4539 WECOMA AVE 34287 NORTH PORT 1656 $209,500 None $195,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/14/ 2018 83.4 0.93079 C7244947 Sold 79 CABELLO ST 33983 PUNTA GORDA 1754 $209,500 None $205,000 4 2 0 2014 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/14/2 018 85.45 0.97852 C7246820 Sold 4833 ARITON RD 34288 NORTH PORT 2129 $209,900 None $197,500 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/9/20 18 68.17 0.94092 C7248980 Sold 8896 TRIONFO AVE 34287 NORTH PORT 1546 $215,900 None $215,000 2 2 0 2018 Single Family Home Combination 3/9/2018 103.51 0.99583 D5922116 Sold 1150 ARREDONDO ST 34286 NORTH PORT 1306 $218,500 Private $213,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/8/2018 110.65 0.97483 N5915794 Sold 3673 STAGHORN AVE 34286 NORTH PORT 1788 $219,000 None $211,000 4 2 0 2005 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/1 2/2018 83.73 0.96347 N5915631 Sold 7485 CROCK AVE 34291 NORTH PORT 1711 $219,000 Private $219,000 3 2 0 1994 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/9 /2018 94.03 1 C7246014 Sold 7908 MIKASA DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1804 $219,000 Community $212,000 3 2 0 2014 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/9/2018 88 0.96804 C7248496 Sold 1134 LIVE OAK CIR 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1501 $219,900 Community $216,500 3 2 0 1999 Single Family Home All Cash 3/ 12/2018 92.4 0.98454 C7246083 Sold 1000 MARLIN DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1543 $224,000 Private $220,000 3 2 0 1972 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/ 9/2018 142.58 0.98214 C7247716 Sold 27092 VILLARRICA DR 33983 PUNTA GORDA 2145 $224,900 None $216,000 4 2 0 2005 Single Family Home All Cash 3/13/201 8 76 0.96043 N5914512 Sold 5138 ADINA CIR 34291 NORTH PORT 1391 $224,900 None $215,000 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Home New FHA 3/12/2018 0.95 598 C7248278 Sold 4341 EWING CIR 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1806 $225,000 None $215,000 3 2 0 2001 Single Family Home All Cash 3/9/2018 8 6.07 0.95556 C7247139 Sold 10483 SERERNOA CT 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1656 $226,000 Community $215,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Home New Convention al 3/14/2018 89.88 0.95133 C7246189 Sold 18163 CADILLAC AVE 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1463 $227,500 Private $223,000 3 2 0 1996 Single Family Home All Cash 3/9 /2018 102.15 0.98022 A4207540 Sold 1960 OREGON TRL #2A 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1549 $229,900 Community $215,000 2 2 0 2003 Condo All Cash 3/8/2018 138.8 0.9 3519 A4199744 Sold 6345 BODMIN LN 34291 NORTH PORT 1372 $230,000 Private $222,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/8 /2018 109.9 0.96522 A4195549 Sold 4789 GRAND CYPRESS BLVD 34287 NORTH PORT 1901 $239,900 Community $234,000 4 3 0 2016 Single Family Home All Cash 3/12/2018 94.81 0.97541 O5450380 Sold 15200 MILLE FIORE BLVD 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 2155 $245,320 None $237,820 4 2 0 2016 Single Family Home All Cash 3/ 12/2018 0.96943 C7247791 Sold 1313 WISE DR 34286 NORTH PORT 1712 $249,900 Private $249,900 3 2 0 2001 Single Family Home All Cash 3/9/2018 102. 88 1 C7247510 Sold 27189 PUNTA CABELLO CT 33983 PUNTA GORDA 2045 $249,900 Private $240,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Home All Cash 3/ 9/2018 89.35 0.96038 D5921953 Sold 2405 N BEACH RD #21 34223 ENGLEWOOD 949 $249,900 Community $245,000 2 2 0 2015 Condo All Cash 3/9/2018 0.98039 C7246727 Sold 2321 FOURWIND ST 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 2216 $249,900 Private $238,000 3 2 1 1995 Single Family Home Assume FHA/VA 3/9/2018 76.5 0.95238 D5921766 Sold 11010 DEERWOOD AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 2023 $249,900 Private $249,900 3 2 0 1991 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/9/2018 90.48 1 T2919402 Sold 25704 BOYSEN BERRY AVE 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1404 $249,990 Community $249,990 2 2 0 2017 Single Family Home All Cash 3/ 8/2018 1 C7243217 Sold 13156 DODDS CT 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 2194 $250,000 Private $248,000 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/14/2018 94.58 0.992 D5920537 Sold 14117 KEWANEE LN 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1905 $259,900 Private $259,900 3 2 0 2007 Single Family Home Assume FHA/VA 3/13/2018 96.98 1 T2919396 Sold 9920 SHELTERING SPRUCE ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1404 $259,990 Community $258,490 2 2 0 2017 Single Family Home New Conv entional 3/12/2018 0.99423 C7244944 Sold 7136 SCARLET SAGE CT 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1768 $264,900 Private $258,000 2 2 0 1996 Single Family Home New Conventio nal 3/9/2018 103.95 0.97395 C7245061 Sold 5367 SABRINA TER 34286 NORTH PORT 2345 $269,000 None $259,900 3 2 0 1997 Single Family Home All Cash 3/12/2018 79 .09 0.96617 C7247826 Sold 40 CABELLO ST 33983 PUNTA GORDA 2378 $279,900 Private $270,000 4 2 0 1992 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/8 /2018 85.07 0.96463 C7246451 Sold 2089 MAUVE TER 34286 NORTH PORT 1938 $284,900 None $281,000 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/9/20 18 99.43 0.98631 A4203224 Sold 2054 LOVOY COURT 34288 NORTH PORT 2093 $289,000 Private $275,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Home New FHA 3/13/2018 99.17 0.95156 C7246140 Sold 22545 UTICA AVE 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 2516 $289,000 None $285,000 4 3 0 1988 Single Family Home Assume FHA/VA 3/12 /2018 89.57 0.98616 C7248190 Sold 24488 BUCKINGHAM WAY 33980 PORT CHARLOTTE 2052 $289,900 Community $279,900 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Home New VA 3 /13/2018 99.64 0.96551 C7247661 Sold 900 E MARION AVE #1210 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1647 $289,900 Community $280,000 3 2 0 2006 Condo New Conventional 3/13/ 2018 170.01 0.96585 C7245445 Sold 15416 AVERY RD 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1991 $294,600 Private $289,900 4 2 1 2005 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/13/2018 109.56 0.98405 A4205556 Sold 9120 PEREGRINE WAY 34287 NORTH PORT 1983 $299,000 Community $293,500 3 2 0 2015 Single Family Home New Convention al 3/12/2018 106.53 0.98161 C7243279 Sold 1460 APPIAN DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2003 $299,000 None $280,000 3 2 0 1972 Single Family Home New Private 3/12/2018 96.22 0.93645 D5921149 Sold 8288 PARKSIDE DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1689 $299,900 Community, Private $287,000 3 2 0 1995 Single Family Home All Cash 3/12/2018 114.3 0.95699 C7241599 Sold 1220 NIGHT WIND TER 34291 NORTH PORT 2569 $310,000 Community, Private $309,500 3 2 2 2005 Single Family Home New FHA 3/9/2018 91.14 0.99839 D5923573 Sold 2976 NAGENGAST ST 34288 NORTH PORT 2034 $311,878 None $311,878 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/9 /2018 106.04 1 C7248399 Sold 7518 PASPALUM 33955 PUNTA GORDA 2232 $315,000 Private $314,500 4 2 0 1998 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/1 4/2018 108.15 0.99841 A4193592 Sold 18388 MEYER AVE 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 3115 $315,000 Private $305,000 4 3 1 1991 Single Family Home New Conventiona l 3/9/2018 66.15 0.96825 D5922111 Sold 6187 TIDE ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1772 $317,500 Private $315,000 3 2 0 2016 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/9/20 18 114.55 0.99213 D5921712 Sold 3341 BAY RIDGE WAY 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 1764 $318,000 Private $306,000 2 2 0 2000 Single Family Home All Cash 3/1 4/2018 123.24 0.96226 D5922171 Sold 10285 DEERWOOD AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1964 $325,000 Private $310,000 3 2 1 2005 Single Family Home All Cash 3/8/2018 104.66 0.95385 C7245813 Sold 1085 CHESHIRE ST 33953 PORT CHARLOTTE 1971 $329,900 Private $300,000 3 2 0 2005 Single Family Home All Cash 3/8/2 018 112.32 0.90937 C7244099 Sold 2578 MARGARET LN 34286 NORTH PORT 2209 $339,900 Private $335,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home Assume Conventiona l 3/9/2018 114.1 0.98558 C7244203 Sold 4072 SAN MASSIMO DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1537 $349,000 None $340,000 3 2 0 1981 Single Family Home All Cash 3/12/201 8 148.21 0.97421 C7248622 Sold 4160 GINGOLD ST 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 1881 $350,000 Private $340,000 3 2 0 1984 Single Family Home New VA 3/8/2018 120.7 0.97143 C7245070 Sold 4407 ALBACORE CIR 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 3211 $358,900 Private $331,000 4 2 1 1990 Single Family Home All Cash 3/14 /2018 0.92226 D5920480 Sold 8225 LAKESIDE DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 2062 $358,900 Private $332,000 2 3 0 1998 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/ 13/2018 119.34 0.92505 A4211725 Sold 24260 HENRY MORGAN BLVD 33955 PUNTA GORDA 1374 $359,000 Private $340,000 3 2 0 1974 Single Family Home All Cash 3 /13/2018 154.83 0.94708 N5914301 Sold 205 WOODLAND DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2078 $359,500 Private $335,000 3 2 0 1986 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/9 /2018 105.95 0.93185 D5917746 Sold 1948 MISSISSIPPI AVE 34224 GROVE CITY 1308 $389,000 None $350,000 2 2 0 1969 Single Family Home All Cash 3/12/201 8 165.09 0.89974 C7247686 Sold 1554 SAN MARINO CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 1833 $399,000 Private $385,000 3 2 0 1977 Single Family Home All Cash 3/9/20 18 139.49 0.96491 D5918185 Sold 343 EDEN DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2350 $399,000 Private $400,000 3 2 0 1987 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/12/20 18 117.92 1.00251 D5920878 Sold 99 VIVANTE BLVD #413 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2106 $399,900 Community $390,000 2 2 1 2007 Condo New Conventional 3/12/20 18 185.19 0.97524 C7244943 Sold 5185 NEVILLE TER 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1682 $414,900 Private $400,000 3 2 0 1984 Single Family Home New VA 3/13/20 18 148.81 0.96409 D5922124 Sold 15690 VISCOUNT CIR 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1961 $465,000 Private $465,000 3 2 0 2013 Single Family Home All Cash 3/1 2/2018 156.83 1 C7234564 Sold 4350 ALBACORE CIR 33948 PORT CHARLOTTE 2325 $465,000 Private $435,000 4 2 1 1987 Single Family Home All Cash 3/13 /2018 131.1 0.93548 D5922573 Sold 2081 HEASLEY RD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2500 $535,000 None $530,000 3 3 0 2006 Single Family Home All Cash 3/12/2018 153. 22 0.99065 C7240750 Sold 2125 CASSINO CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2508 $549,000 Private $555,000 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Home All Cash 3/8/2018 161.34 1.01093 C7248275 Sold 3621 LICATA CT 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2345 $599,000 Private $588,000 3 2 1 2003 Single Family Home All Cash 3/12/2018 176.79 0.98164 C7246311 Sold 5820 ALMAR DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2425 $649,900 Private $620,000 3 2 1 1998 Single Family Home All Cash 3/13/2018 191.65 0.95399 C7238014 Sold 27238 HARBOUR OAKS BLVD 33983 PUNTA GORDA 4427 $649,900 Private $639,000 4 4 1 2007 Single Family Home New Conven tional 3/12/2018 105.1 0.98323 C7220563 Sold 2821 DON QUIXOTE DR 33950 PUNTA GORDA 2651 $879,000 Private $850,000 3 3 0 2016 Single Family Home All Cash 3/1 4/2018 212.77 0.96701 C7249134 Sold 46100 BERMONT RD 33982 PUNTA GORDA 3232 $1,250,000 None $1,150,000 3 2 1 1989 Sin g le Famil y Home All Cash 3/9/2018 355.82 0.92AREA PR O PERTY TRANSFERSOUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 6


The Sun /Sunday, March 18, 2018 E/N/C Page 19 AREA PR O PERTY TRAN S FER S CO NTINUED ENGLEWOOD COURTESY OF ENGLEWOOD AREA BOARD OF REALTORSML# Status Address Zip Code City Sq. Ft. Community Price BE FB HB Built Pool Property Style Sold Terms Sold Date SP/SqFt SP/LP Ratio D5920605 SLD 7393 LONGMONT LN 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 784 VILLAGE HOLIDAY LAKE $80,000 2 2 0 1981 Community Manufactured/Mobile H ome All Cash 3/8/2018 $102.04 0.92 D5922263 SLD 1375 SEAGULL DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,056 HOL MOB ESTATES UN 2 $125,000 2 2 0 1984 None Manufactured/Mobile Home All Cash 3/7/2018 $118.37 0.96 D5919366 SLD 1552 SANDERLING DR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 736 HOL MOB ESTATES 3RD ADD $130,000 2 1 1 1979 Community Manufactured/Mobile Home All Cash 3/8/2018 $176.63 0.96 N5916214 SLD 190 E WENTWORTH ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 924 RESTEINER HEIGHTS $139,900 3 2 0 1960 None Single Family Home All Cash 3/1 0/2018 $151.41 0.94 D5922453 SLD 5112 MUNHALL ST 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,164 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 56 $149,000 3 2 0 1997 None Single Family Home New Conventional 3/9/2018 $128.01 0.99 D5922547 SLD 5203 CANNON ST 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,303 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 056 $165,500 3 2 0 2006 None Single Family Home New FHA 3/5/2018 $127.01 1.04 D5920817 SLD 6228 CORALBERRY TER 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,050 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 066 $156,000 2 2 0 1978 Community Single Family Home All Cash 3/9/2018 $148.57 0.98 D5923601 SLD 13538 NEWPORT AVE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,237 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 066 $160,000 2 2 0 1973 Community Single Family H ome New Conventional 3/9/2018 $129.35 1 D5920864 SLD 8411 PLACIDA RD Unit#207 33946 PLACIDA 1,009 CAPE HAZE RESIDENCE A 11/13 $161,500 2 2 0 2007 Community Condo All Cash 3/9/2018 $160.06 0.95 D5921104 SLD 6304 BROOKRIDGE ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,653 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 062 $173,000 3 2 0 1989 None Single Family Home New C onventional 3/9/2018 $104.66 0.99 N5916885 SLD 34 N ESPLANADE ST 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,600 ALAMEDA ISLES $168,000 2 2 0 1976 Community Manufactured/Mobile Home All Cash 3/7/2018 $105.00 0.95 D5920946 SLD 145 BRIG CIR E 33946 PLACIDA 2,063 ROTONDA SANDS $178,000 3 2 0 2007 Private Single Family Home New Conventional 3/7/2018 $86.28 1 D5922466 SLD 10220 ASBURY AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,507 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 064 $195,000 2 2 0 1987 Private Single Family Home All Cash 3/5/2018 $129.40 0.98 D5921846 SLD 511 S BROADWAY 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,354 BAY VIEW MANOR $199,000 3 2 0 1966 Private Single Family Home New Convention al 3/6/2018 $146.97 1 D5920446 SLD 113 PARK FOREST BLVD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,584 PARK FOREST PH 1 $182,000 2 2 0 1988 Community Single Family Home New Conventional 3/6/2018 $114.90 0.91 D5920336 SLD 989 BAY VISTA BLVD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,521 BAY VISTA BLVD $196,900 2 2 0 1985 Private Single Family Home New Conven tional 3/8/2018 $129.45 0.94 D5915567 SLD 10014 ANCONA ST 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,891 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 87 $199,000 4 2 0 2006 None Single Family Home All Cash 3/6/2018 $105.24 0.95 D5921452 SLD 3 BUNKER TER 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,915 ROTONDA WEST PEBBLE BEACH $225,000 3 2 0 1989 None Single Family Home Combi nation 3/9/2018 $117.49 0.98 A4207540 SLD 1960 OREGON TRL Unit#2A 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,549 VILLAGE AT OYSTER CREEK PH $215,000 2 2 0 2003 Community Condo All Cash 3/8/2018 $138.80 0.94 D5921517 SLD 29639 NIAGARA CT 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,349 STILLWATER VILLAS $210,000 3 2 0 2010 Community Villa New Conventional 3/7 /2018 $155.67 0.91 D5921953 SLD 2405 N BEACH RD Unit#21 34223 ENGLEWOOD 949 GULFRIDGE $245,000 2 2 0 2015 Community Condo All Cash 3/9/2018 $258. 17 0.98 D5921766 SLD 11010 DEERWOOD AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 2,023 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 063 $249,900 3 2 0 1991 Private Single Family Home New Conventional 3/9/2018 $123.53 1 T2919402 SLD 25704 BOYSEN BERRY AVE 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,404 KEYWAY PLACE $249,990 2 2 0 2017 Community Single Family Home All Ca sh 3/8/2018 $178.06 1 D5921248 SLD 50 PINEHURST PL 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,852 PINEHURST $240,000 3 2 0 1991 Private Single Family Home All Cash 3/8/20 18 $129.59 0.94 D5922822 SLD 10 SPORTSMAN RD 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,889 ROTONDA WEST BROADMOOR $259,500 3 2 0 1992 Private Single Family Home Al l Cash 3/5/2018 $137.37 1 N5916870 SLD 11241 MCDERMOTT CT 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,683 BOCA ROYALE $266,682 2 2 0 2018 Community Villa All Cash 3/6/2018 $158.4 6 1 D5920503 SLD 588 BARNACLE CT 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,060 PARK FOREST PH 6A $281,900 3 2 0 2018 Community Single Family Home All Cash 3/7/2018 $136.84 1 D5922983 SLD 1954 OREGON TRL Unit#2F 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,397 VILLAGE AT OYSTER CREEK PH 01 $270,000 2 2 0 2002 Community Townhou se All Cash 3/9/2018 $193.27 0.95 C7244091 SLD 14399 ARTESIA AVE 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 2,256 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 87 $281,000 4 2 0 2005 None Single Family Home Al l Cash 3/7/2018 $124.56 0.99 D5922641 SLD 130 WAHOO DR 33947 ROTONDA WEST 1,655 ROTONDA LAKES $280,000 3 2 0 2018 Private Single Family Home New Convention al 3/9/2018 $169.18 0.97 D5922635 SLD 1511 KEYWAY RD 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,830 GULF COAST GROVES SUB $285,000 3 2 0 1989 Private Single Family Home All Cas h 3/5/2018 $155.74 0.95 D5922424 SLD 296 ROTONDA CIR 33947 ROTONDA WEST 2,111 ROTONDA WEST $299,900 3 2 1 2000 Private Single Family Home New Conventi onal 3/9/2018 $142.07 1 D5920897 SLD 6 AMBERJACK CV 33946 PLACIDA 1,829 CAPE HAZE WINDWARD $275,000 2 2 0 1990 Private Single Family Home All Cash 3/8 /2018 $150.36 0.92 D5922111 SLD 6187 TIDE ST 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,772 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 63 $315,000 3 2 0 2016 Private Single Family Home New Conventional 3/9/2018 $177.77 0.99 D5922171 SLD 10285 DEERWOOD AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,964 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 062 $310,000 3 2 1 2005 Private Single Family Home Al l Cash 3/8/2018 $157.84 0.95 A4205995 SLD 8242 HARBORSIDE CIR 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,735 CAPE HAZE MARINA VILLAGE PH 01 $330,000 3 3 0 2000 Community Townhouse New Conventional 3/9/2018 $190.20 0.96 N5914301 SLD 205 WOODLAND DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,078 ENGLEWOOD ISLES SUB $335,000 3 2 0 1986 Private Single Family Home New Conv entional 3/9/2018 $161.21 0.93 C7243664 SLD 60 POMPANO ST 33946 PLACIDA 1,818 CAPE HAZE EAST $340,000 3 2 0 2016 Private Single Family Home New Conventional 3/8/2018 $187.02 0.94 D5921983 SLD 14005 ONEONTA LN 33981 PORT CHARLOTTE 1,717 PORT CHARLOTTE SEC 058 $380,000 3 2 0 2017 Private Single Family Home All Cash 3/7/2018 $221.32 0.99 A4206862 SLD 1946 SAN REMO POINT DR 34223 ENGLEWOOD 1,629 OVERBROOK GARDENS $393,000 2 2 0 1971 Private Single Family Home All Cash 3/5/2018 $241.25 0.92 A4207027 SLD 27433 HOLE IN ONE PL 34223 ENGLEWOOD 2,561 BOCA ROYALE PH 2 & 3 $599,990 3 3 0 2015 Community, Private Single Fam ily Home All Cash 3/5/2018 $234.28 1 A4207781 SLD 8806 GRAND AVE 34224 ENGLEWOOD 1,248 GASPARILLA SHORES $675,000 3 2 0 1988 None Single Family Home New Convention al 3/5/2018 $540.87 0.96 D5921549 SLD 115 SPYGLASS ALY 33946 CAPE HAZE 3,100 CAPE HAZE $832,000 3 2 1 1968 Private Single Family Home All Cash 3/8/2018 $268.39 0.93SOUTH SARASOTA COUNTY COURTESY OF VENICE AREA BOARD OF REALTORSML# Status Address Subdivision Name Sq. Ft. Pool Price BE FB HB Built Property Style Sold Terms Sold Date SP/SqFt SP/LP RatioN5912822 Sold 201 FOREST ST Mount Pleasant None $56,000 2 1 0 1971 Single Family Home All Cash 3/2/2018 89.17 0.93333 N5915795 Sold 916 CAPRI ISLES BLVD #201 Golfview Community $122,500 2 2 0 1986 Condo All Cash 2/28/2018 121.05 0.90741 A4205820 Sold 789 LEMON BAY DR South Venice None $128,000 2 1 0 1970 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/1/2018 157.25 0.92 754 N5915611 Sold 355 W SEMINOLE RD South Venice None $129,000 2 1 1 1965 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/28/2018 162.47 0. 92209 A4211631 Sold 600 CHURCH ST Lillys Sub None $135,000 3 2 0 2000 Single Family Home All Cash 3/2/2018 96.98 1 N5915639 Sold 107 STANFORD RD South Venice None $135,000 2 1 0 1978 Single Family Home New FHA 2/27/2018 95.34 0.94406 A4208173 Sold 900 GARDENS EDGE DR #924 Not Applicable Community $137,025 2 2 0 2006 Condo All Cash 2/28/2018 110.95 0.75288 C7243670 Sold 312 WEXFORD TER #165 Augusta Villas At Plan Community $141,855 2 2 0 1980 Condo All Cash 3/2/2018 107.55 0.9789 9 N5915163 Sold 926 CAPRI ISLES BLVD #128 Golfview Community $142,000 2 2 0 1988 Condo All Cash 2/28/2018 140.32 0.9827 N5916211 Sold 941 GULF COAST BLVD Venice Edgewood None $145,000 2 2 0 1970 Single Family Home All Cash 2/27/2018 132.06 0.935 48 N5915950 Sold 638 BIRD BAY DR E #112 Bird Bay Village Community $148,000 2 2 0 1983 Condo All Cash 3/2/2018 129.94 0.93082 N5915603 Sold 936 CAPRI ISLES BLVD #205 Golfvista Community $149,900 2 2 0 1990 Condo All Cash 2/26/2018 141.28 0.93746 N5915738 Sold 140 CLEMSON RD South Venice None $150,000 2 2 0 1979 Single Family Home All Cash 2/28/2018 150.15 0.92081 N5915174 Sold 1041 CAPRI ISLES BLVD #205 Golf Green Community $152,500 2 2 0 1991 Condo All Cash 3/1/2018 145.79 0.95372 N5914281 Sold 3730 CADBURY CIR #521 Woodmere At Jacaranda None $154,000 2 2 0 2001 Condo All Cash 2/28/2018 141.8 0.97265 A4207850 Sold 646 BIRD BAY DR E #101 Bird Bay Village Community $154,000 2 2 0 1983 Condo All Cash 2/28/2018 145.01 0.9631 N5915474 Sold 1036 WEXFORD BLVD #1036 Tenth Fairway Community $155,000 2 2 0 1990 Condo All Cash 3/2/2018 155.47 0.9515 A4200703 Sold 4700 POMPANO RD South Venice None $155,000 3 2 0 1977 Single Family Home All Cash 2/28/2018 96.39 0.81622 N5914039 Sold 335 THREE LAKES LN #C Mission Lakes Community $157,000 2 2 0 1985 Condo All Cash 3/2/2018 147.56 1 A4205618 Sold 30 CHURCH ST Osprey Park None $165,000 2 1 0 1926 Single Family Home Assume FHA/VA 2/27/2018 155.08 0.97116 D5921777 Sold 1228 FALCON RD South Venice None $172,000 2 2 0 1972 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/28/2018 134.38 0.956 09 N5915996 Sold 421 W SHADE DR Venice Gardens None $174,900 2 2 0 1973 Single Family Home All Cash 2/28/2018 121.37 0.97221 A4207183 Sold 107 MYAKKA DR Plamore None $175,000 4 3 0 1957 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/2/2018 76.02 1.00057 A4199604 Sold 1201 L PAVIA BLVD #1201 L Pavia Community $175,000 2 2 0 2002 Condo New Conventional 2/27/2018 152.44 0.92154 N5915820 Sold 446 CERROMAR RD #194 Farmington Vistas Community $177,000 2 2 0 1982 Condo All Cash 2/27/2018 153.25 1.01143 U7843896 Sold 512 W VENICE AVE #405 Venice Ave Condominium Community $185,000 1 1 0 1969 Condo New Conventional 2/26/2018 244 .06 1 N5915720 Sold 646 MICHIGAN DR S Venice Gardens Community, None $185,000 2 2 0 1973 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/28/2 018 147.65 1 N5915851 Sold 802 MONTROSE DR #101 The Gardens St Andrews Park Community $185,000 3 2 0 1997 Condo New Conventional 2/26/2018 135.53 0.92546 N5916090 Sold 843 WEXFORD BLVD #843 Eighth Fairway Community $194,000 2 2 0 1989 Condo All Cash 2/26/2018 194.58 1 N5915178 Sold 645 SHERIDAN DR Venice Gardens None $200,000 2 2 0 1973 Single Family Home All Cash 2/28/2018 164.88 1 A4204991 Sold 5207 FLORIDA RD South Venice None $205,000 2 2 0 1981 Single Family Home All Cash 2/28/2018 153.33 0.97619 N5915301 Sold 4224 VICENZA DR #C29 Casa Di Amici Community $205,000 3 2 0 2005 Condo Assume Conventional 2/28/2018 148.23 0.9 408 N5915485 Sold 1803 AUBURN LAKES CIR #2 Auburn Lakes Community $214,900 3 2 0 2001 Condo New Conventional 2/26/2018 155.39 1 N5914831 Sold 125 PRESERVE PL #B Pinebrook Preserve Community $215,000 3 2 0 2006 Condo New Conventional 2/28/2018 155.46 0.9 4755 N5914662 Sold 4296 EXPEDITION WAY #104 Bay Street Village & Towncenter Community $217,000 2 2 0 2017 Condo All Cash 2/27/2018 174.44 0.98639 N5916082 Sold 3208 INDRA RD South Venice Private $217,900 3 2 0 1982 Single Family Home All Cash 2/26/2018 157.1 1 N5915624 Sold 4418 CORSO VENETIA BLVD #B8 Casa Di Amici Community $219,000 3 2 0 2004 Condo All Cash 2/28/2018 158.35 0.97333 N5915858 Sold 12670 SHIMMERING OAK CIR Grand Palm Community $235,000 2 2 0 2017 Single Family Home All Cash 2/28/2018 187.25 0.96115 N5912225 Sold 3730 CADBURY CIR #817 Woodmere At Jacaranda None $237,000 2 2 0 2001 Condo All Cash 3/1/2018 116.29 0.91189 N5915293 Sold 912 GARLAND AVE Hidden Bay Estates None $243,000 2 2 0 1988 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/28/2018 197.2 4 0.95294 C7246155 Sold 193 PADOVA WAY #22 Venetian Golf & River Club Community, Private $250,000 2 2 0 2003 Single Family Home Assume Conventional 3/2/2018 200.16 1.0004 C7247359 Sold 130 FLAMINGO RD South Venice None $250,000 3 2 0 1996 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/2/2018 118.93 0.98078 N5914549 Sold 8961 EXCELSIOR LOOP Rapalo Community $256,000 4 2 0 2017 Single Family Home Assume Conventional 2/28/2018 140.0 4 0.98208 N5913393 Sold 1275 TARPON CENTER DR #104 Quarterdeck Community $260,000 2 2 0 1972 Condo All Cash 3/1/2018 331.21 0.94545 N5915477 Sold 9000 EXCELSIOR LOOP Rapalo Community $261,990 3 2 0 2017 Single Family Home All Cash 2/26/2018 156.69 1 N5914697 Sold 20171 RAGAZZA CIR #102 Gran Paradiso Community $265,000 3 2 0 2016 Condo New Conventional 3/1/2018 140.73 0.959 14 N5914756 Sold 120 HOURGLASS DR Hourglass Lakes Private $265,000 3 2 0 1980 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/26/2018 139. 47 0.94677 A4203852 Sold 265 WILLOWICK WAY Venice East Private $275,000 3 2 0 1976 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/1/2018 170.28 1 A4192421 Sold 421 S SHORE DR Sorrento Shores Private $275,300 3 2 0 1975 Single Family Home All Cash 2/28/2018 118.41 1.05885 T2921969 Sold 104 MONET DR Sorrento East Private $280,000 3 3 0 1974 Single Family Home New FHA 2/28/2018 123.62 0.96552 N5915800 Sold 118 BELLA VISTA TER #7B Venetian Golf & River Club Community $280,000 3 2 0 2006 Condo New Conventional 2/28/20 18 159.73 0.875 N5915999 Sold 4833 ORANGE TREE PL Southwood Community $285,000 2 2 0 1993 Single Family Home All Cash 2/28/2018 169.85 1 N5915391 Sold 5235 LAYTON DR Ventura Village Community, Private $285,000 3 2 0 2006 Single Family Home All Cash 3/1/2018 185. 06 0.9831 N5913143 Sold 19329 YELLOWTAIL CT Caribbean Village Community $285,000 3 2 0 2016 Single Family Home All Cash 3/2/2018 157.98 0.96321 N5914988 Sold 161 VENICE PALMS BLVD Venice Palms None $287,500 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Home All Cash 3/1/2018 157.62 0.98459 N5915299 Sold 1309 LUCAYA AVE Pinebrook South Community $295,000 3 2 0 1979 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/26/2018 158.94 0.92216 A4202860 Sold 2127 TIMUCUA TRL Calusa Lakes Community $305,000 3 2 0 1996 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/26/2018 182.5 3 0.96825 T2901686 Sold 11630 RENAISSANCE BLVD #104 Not Applicable Community $309,900 2 2 0 2017 Single Family Home All Cash 3/3/2018 1 89.31 0.96688 N5915735 Sold 1321 CIELO CT Willow Chase Community $315,000 3 2 0 2014 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/27/2018 157.03 0 .98746 A4206489 Sold 351 WISTERIA RD South Venice None $327,500 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Home Assume FHA/VA 3/2/2018 192.65 0.96608 A4209577 Sold 341 WISTERIA RD South Venice None $330,000 3 2 0 2018 Single Family Home All Cash 2/28/2018 194.12 0.97345 N5915945 Sold 118 SAVONA WAY Venetian Golf & River Club Private $335,000 3 2 0 2004 Single Family Home All Cash 2/26/2018 204 .52 0.95989 A4199422 Sold 1578 VERMEER DR Sorrento Woods Private $338,000 3 2 1 1993 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/2/2018 148.96 0.94019 N5915724 Sold 11459 SAFFRON CT Stoneybrook At Venice Community, Private $339,000 3 2 0 2008 Single Family Home New Convention al 2/28/2018 198.25 1 N5914538 Sold 530 WATERWOOD LN Park Estates Private $340,000 3 3 0 1994 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/27/2018 130.72 1 N5915880 Sold 1544 WATERFORD DR Waterford Community, Private $340,000 3 2 0 1991 Single Family Home All Cash 2/26/2018 176.26 0.99158 A4191215 Sold 5652 SEMOLINO ST Not Applicable Community $340,000 2 2 0 2017 Single Family Home New Conventional 3/2/2018 208. 72 0.98103 N5915646 Sold 257 VENICE PALMS BLVD Venice Palms Private $342,000 3 2 0 2002 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/28/2018 19 2.03 0.97994 A4190654 Sold 501 VELASQUEZ DR Sorrento Shores Private $345,000 3 3 0 1975 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/28/2018 113. 94 1.015 N5915944 Sold 20241 PEZZANA DR Venetian Falls Community $350,000 2 2 0 2009 Single Family Home All Cash 2/26/2018 182.39 0.98342 N5915320 Sold 11439 FORT LAUDERDALE PL Grand Palm Private $352,000 3 2 0 2016 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/27/2018 2 32.96 1.006 N5913477 Sold 315 MARSH CREEK RD Sawgrass Community $359,900 3 2 0 2013 Single Family Home All Cash 2/26/2018 167.24 0.94735 N5916010 Sold 4249 CORSO VENETIA BLVD Venetia Community $360,000 3 2 0 2003 Single Family Home All Cash 2/26/2018 159.72 0.97 297 A4211969 Sold 20729 GRANLAGO DR Gran Paradiso Community $362,597 4 2 0 2018 Single Family Home New Conventional 2/28/2018 161 .66 1 N5914487 Sold 1110 DELACROIX CIR Sorrento Woods Private $365,000 3 2 1 1991 Sin g le Famil y Home New VA 3/2/2018 135.14 0.96053OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 7 That makes a lot of sense. With Floridas system of providing occupancy on the day of closing, sellers are put in a position where they must make commitments like non-refundable, moving-company deposits before they have 100 percent certainty the closing will occur. But that only happens the day of closing. If you have any thoughts on the pros or cons of changing Floridas system that provides buyer occupancy on the day of closing to a system where occupancy is granted 30 days after the close, please email them to me. Especially if you are a real estate attorney experienced in structuring real estate transactions in this way. Ive heard jokes, and even a song, about conversations that turn to the way we do things up northŽ. They make me laugh, but really, Id like to hear more of these conversations. Brett Slattery is broker/ owner of Brett Slattery Realty llc in Charlotte County. Brett responds to all questions and column suggestions, including those not printed due to space limitations. Reach him via 941-468-1430, Brett@, or PAGE 1 Find it in the CLASSIFIEDS! LOOKING FOR SOMETHING?


Page 20 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 18, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 8 available at Grand Palm. Homebuyers can choose from architectural styles, such as neo-classical, Mediterranean, island, British West Indies and French country. Grand Palm is the largest neighborhood Neal Communities has created in its more than 40 years of building, with plans for 1,999 homes at completion. The community opened in September 2012 and was the “rst ever to be built under the stringent requirements of Sarasota Countys 2050 plan „ a plan intended to guide development while preserving Floridas natural landscape. In 2017, Where to Retire named Grand Palm one of the top 50 best masterplanned communities in the U.S. Located off River Road in Venice, Grand Palms layout preserves more than 33 percent of the land as open space and features spectacular preserved trees from the grand entrance, continuing throughout the community. Residents have miles of walking and bike trails that weave through the community and into a private wooded island surrounded by Adventure Lake. For more information, visit 21209 Wacissa Drive in Venice or call 888-720-4429.About Neal CommunitiesWith over 40 years of building award-winning homes, Neal Communities has over 70 successful communities throughout southwest Florida. The Lakewood Ranch-based builder was named the Professional Builder 2015 Builder of the YearŽ and was named one of 2012s Americas Best BuildersŽ by BUILDER Magazine and voted the 2013 Best Residential Builder in Southwest FloridaŽ in a readers poll sponsored by Gulfshore Business Magazine. The company is ranked No. 1 locally by Metrostudy and by Hanley Wood Market Intelligence based on number of home sales and ranked nationally among the top 50 builders by BUILDER Magazine. To date, Neal has built over 13,000 homes in southwest Florida. As the areas largest and most established, locally owned and operated private builder, Neal Communities is continually striving for excellence in every aspect of the home building and development business. Neal Signature Homes, Neal Land Ventures, Charlene Neal PureStyle, Waterscapes Pools & Spas, Neal Communities Funding, Fiducia Insurance and Allegiant Title Professionals all contribute to the “rms continued, record-setting local success. The companys honors and accolades include numerous Parade of Homes awards, 50 Aurora Awards, 5 Best in American Living Awards and hundreds of local and regional industry awards. For more information, please visit www. PAGE 1 PHOTOS PROVIDEDThe pool area of the Grand Palm Social Club. The exterior of the Grand Palm Soical Club. Find it in the CLASSIFIEDS! LOOKING FOR SOMETHING? adno=50530974IMPORTANT NOTICE$25,000 exemption now available for Tangible Personal Property. A timely return must be “ led. Filing Deadline April 2, 2018 What Must Be Reported: All furniture, “ xtures and equipment used in a business. Furniture and appliances in rental property. For further information, please call (941) 743-1476 or Toll-free from Englewood (941) 681-3748 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. until April 1st PAUL L. POLK, CFA Charlotte County Property Appraiser adno=50520325 FINALLY IN PORT CHARLOTTE LOW COST DENTURES!! 3440 Conway Blvd. #2A (Behind Post Office) € Port Charlotte DR. SUSAN R. BROOKS CALL US NOW!! New Patients Welcome adno=50531197 941-234-3420 General Dentistry Implants € Cosmetic € Nitrous Oxide € Dentures & One Day Repair € Laser Periodontal Therapy


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Page 22 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 18, 2018 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 10 Millennials who have been slow to make the move to homeownership are “nally starting to edge out older buyers. Last year millennials accounted for 36 percent of U.S. home buys „ more than any other age group according to the National Association of Realtors. Baby boomer buyers were a close second with 32 percent of home purchases. Sales to millennial buyers would be even higher if there were more affordable properties available for “rst-time buyers, industry analysts say. Realtors throughout the country have noticed both the notable upturn in buyer interest from young adults over the past year, as well as mounting frustration once they begin actively searching for a home to buy,Ž Realtors chief economist Lawrence Yun said about the latest pro“le of buyers. Prices keep rising for the limited number of listings on the market they can afford, which is creating stark competition, speedy price growth and the need to save more in order to buy. The Realtors study found that a typical millennial buyer had a household income of $88,200 and purchased a house with a median price of $220,000. Almost half of the millennial homebuyers reported that they also had student debt with a median loan balance of $25,000, the Realtors found. High student debt had been identi“ed as one of the top factors keeping renters from buying a house. First-time homebuyers made up just 34 percent of U.S. home sales last year, down from 35 percent in 2016. The share of “rst-time homebuyers has plunged from 2010 when they accounted for half of all home sales, according to the Realtors. Sixty-“ve percent of recent homebuyers said they were married couples. And 37 percent of homebuyers had children under age 18 living at home. The Realtors found that the nationwide average size for recently purchased homes was 1,870 square feet, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. With rising mortgage costs and soaring home prices in many markets, homeowners are staying put longer. Recent buyers said they expect to live in their homes for a median of 15 years. And 18 percent say that they plan to never move. About 40 percent of the buyers said they previously rented an apartment or house. 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The Sun /Sunday, March 18, 2018 E/N/C Page 23 OUR TOWN SUNCOAST HOMES 11 Q: Our neighbors have planted a hedge about a foot over our property line. We have approached them several times asking that they move the hedge onto their property, but they wont. What can we do now? „ Kathryn A: You already started the right way by trying to speak with your neighbors about the problem and are smart to be concerned about this. If the hedge remains, your property lines could eventually be adjusted to match. Your next step is to consult the survey you got when you purchased the home and make sure your property line is actually where you think it is. If you are unsure, it may be worth consulting a surveyor. Sometimes property lines are not exactly where homeowners think they are. When you are sure that your neighbors are actually encroaching on your property, you should demand in writing that they remove the hedge. I know it may seem odd to send a certi“ed letter to your next-door neighbors, but this will let them know you are serious and will help if you later have to take legal action. If this does not work, you should speak with your community associations management, if you have one, and also to your city or town. If none of this works, you should contact an experienced attorney to help “le a lawsuit. Be aware that although your survey says you own the property, your neighbors may also have a survey saying the property belongs to them. In my practice, I have seen cases where two surveys disagree about exactly where a property line is. The judge would have to sort this out and decide if the hedge stays or goes. Gary M. Singer is a Florida attorney and board-certi“ed as an expert in real estate law by the Florida Bar. He practices real estate, business litigation and contract law from his of“ce in Sunrise, Fla. 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Megan Mays was sure she was pregnant. She wasnt sure about much else. The 19-year-old Port Charlotte woman was referred to the Pregnancy Careline Center, an agency that offers pregnant women medical and social services at no cost. It taught me like a lot of things I didnt know, things to prepare for,Ž said Mays, who at the time was two weeks from her delivery date. She was having a girl. No name had been chosen. Ive learned things like when to go to the hospital, what to expect at the hospital.Ž Mays sat in a small room at the center, which is tucked away inside the Murdock Medical Park, next to her volunteer mentor, Gail Gagnon of Punta Gorda. Were looking at subjects to help Megan prepare,Ž Gagnon said. Right now, shes so close, were starting to look at things to help her prepare for when the baby is home. Hopefully, were preparing her for a wonderful experience.Ž The Pregnancy Careline Center has been serving Charlotte County for more than 30 years. Primarily, it assists women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. It provides free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds along with counseling and education programs like the one helping Mays. It also provides counseling for men. It is tempting to try to “t Mays into a slot as the typical Careline client. But according to Marjie Johnson, the centers executive director for the last year and a half, thats not the case. Weve had homeless walk through our door,Ž Johnson said. Weve had businesswomen who tell us they dont know the “rst thing about parenting. Weve had people who are being pushed for an abortion. Weve had people who are being evicted, who need housing. You name it, everything walks through that door. Its interesting, all the different types of clients you get.Ž Once through the door, the center will be there for her „ and the father „ from pregnancy test and ultrasound to one year after the baby is born. Both parents-to-be have access to counseling and instruction in virtually every phase of pregnancy, from pregnancy test to ultrasound to breast feeding-all of it. The services can be ongoing until one year after Caring place for pregnant womenBy RUSTY PRAYFEELING FIT CORRESPONDENT AT A GLANCEWhat: Pregnancy Careline Center Where: 1685 Tamiami Trail, Suite 4, inside the Murdock Medical Park Services: A variety: pregnancy tests, ultrasound, counseling and education for men and women Cost: Free Hours: Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m.-4p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thursday, 10a.m.-6p.m.; Friday by appointment Contact: 941-625-5576 Information: www.pregnancycareline.orgPREGNANCY | 2It was an ordinary surgery to remove a tumor „ until doctors turned off the lights and the patients chest started to glow. A spot over his heart shined purplish pink. Another shimmered in a lung. They were hidden cancers revealed by ”uorescent dye, an advance that soon may transform how hundreds of thousands of operations are done each year. Surgery has long been the best way to cure cancer. If the disease recurs, its usually because stray tumor cells were left behind or others lurked undetected. Yet theres no good way for surgeons to tell what is cancer and what is not. They look and feel for defects, but good and bad tissue often seem the same. Now, dyes are being tested to make cancer cells light up so doctors can cut them out and give patients a better shot at survival. With dyes, its almost like we have bionic vision,Ž said Dr. Sunil Singhal at the University of Pennsylvania. We can be sure were not taking too much or too little.Ž The dyes are experimental but advancing quickly. Two are in late-stage studies aimed at winning Food and Drug Administration approval. Johnson & Johnson just invested $40 million in one, and federal grants support some of the work. We think this is so important. Patients lives will be improved by this,Ž said Paula Jacobs, an imaging expert at the National Cancer Institute. In “ve or so years, there will be a palette of these,Ž she predicts. MAKING CELLS GLOWSinghal was inspired a decade ago, while pondering a student who died when her lung cancer recurred soon after he thought he had removed it all. He was lying next to his baby, gazing at ”uorescent decals. I looked up and saw all these stars on the ceiling and I thought, how cool if we could make cells light upŽ so people wouldnt die from unseen tumors, he said. A dye called ICG had long been used for various medical purposes. Singhal found that when big doses were given by IV a day before surgery, it collected in cancer cells and glowed when exposed to near infrared light. He dubbed it TumorGlow and has been testing it for lung, brain and other tumor types. He used it on Ryan Ciccozzi, a 45-year-old highway worker and father of four from Deptford, New Jersey, and found hidden cancer near Ciccozzis heart and in a lung. The tumor was kind of growing into everything in there,Ž Ciccozzi said. Without the dye, I dont think they would have seen anythingŽ besides the baseball-sized mass visible on CT scans ahead of time. Singhal also is testing a dye for On Target Laboratories, based in the Purdue research park in Indiana, that binds to a protein more common in cancer cells. A late-stage study is underway for ovarian cancer and a mid-stage one for lung cancer. In one study, the dye highlighted 56 of 59 lung cancers seen on scans before surgery, plus nine more that werent visible ahead of time. Each year, about 80,000 Americans have surgery for suspicious lung spots. If a dye can show that cancer is con“ned to a small node, surgeons can remove a wedge How to find hidden cancers? Doctors try glowing dyesBy MARILYNN MARCHIONEAP CHIEF MEDICAL WRITER Surgeon Dr. Sunil Singhal poses for a photograph with a vial of uorescent dye at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvani a in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Researchers are testing uorescent dyes that make cancer cells glow to make them easier for surgeons t o nd, giving patients a better shot at survival. With dyes, its almost like we have bionic vision,Ž said Singhal. We can be sure were not taking too much or too little.Ž AP PHOTOSDr. Sunil Singhal, center, directs a special camera, in his patient, to view a tumor made visible with a uorescent dye, seen at monitor on right, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Jan. 23.GLOW | 3 DanMEARNSCOLUMNIST Health & HopeYou may have seen an email going around claiming that coughing can save your life if you have a heart attack when youre alone. The technique is referred to as cough CPRŽ and involves repeated, vigorous coughing and taking a deep breath before each cough. A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let up until help arrives or until the heart is beating normally again. The idea is that the coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating, while the deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs. This message has been circulating on the internet and Facebook since 1999,Ž said Ken Priest, a retired Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with 30 years of clinical experience, most of it in critical care settings. The American Heart Association does not teach nor recommend its use by nonprofessional individuals, and I would not endorse it unless the procedure is monitored and directed by trained personnel.Ž Priest, whose certifications included Advanced Cardiac Life Support, described cough CPR as essentially a Valsalva maneuver that I have seen used effectively under professional medical supervision.Ž We have all used the Valsalva maneuver, which is named for the 17th century Italian physician who invented it and is performed by closing your mouth, pinching your nose shut and blowing. Youve probably done it to clear your ears and sinuses or as a pressure equalization technique if youre flying or scuba diving. Variations of the maneuver are used in medical examinations regarding cardiac function, but only when the patient is connected to a heart monitor and the Do it yourself CPR not recommended for heart attacksMEARNS | 2 Feeling Fit PORT CHARLOTTE € PUNTA GORDA € NORTH PORT € ENGLEWOOD € ARCADIA SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2018 A WEEKLY SUN PUBLICATION WWW.FEELINGFIT.COM


Page 26 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 18, 2018 the baby is born. If the dad is part of the picture, Ill sit with both of them,Ž Johnson said. Ill ask them what their dreams are. I never hear ridiculous dreams. I hear dreams of, I want a peaceful home. I want it to be clean. Our goal is to have a strong family. When Im talking to that mother and “rst interviewing her and listening to her story, its like, OK, if you want to parent this child, then Im here to “ght with you to parent this child.Ž The center gets 30 percent of its funding from the state. The rest comes through private donations. Johnson estimated the center spent about $80,000 last year serving 265 families. It has four employees, including Johnson, and about 40 volunteers. The center has clothes, blankets food and other items such as bottles to offer. When one of its mothers gives birth, she receives a basket “lled with anything and everything pertaining to the baby. What Johnson wants to do is “nd funding that will bring the center into the computer age. Right now, its business is paper-driven. She would like to have the kind of computer power that can track, say, clients breast-feeding habits so she can offer statistical evidence in grant requests. In the meantime, were here to be your moral support, your emotional support,Ž Johnson said. Were here to help you.ŽPREGNANCYFROM PAGE 1 FEELING FIT PHOTOS BY RUSTY PRAYMentor Gail Gagnon of Punta Gorda, left, goes over notes with mom-to-be Megan Mays, 19. Ive learned things like when to go to the hospital, what to expect at the hospital, Mays said. Marjie Johnson is the executive director of the Pregnancy Careline Center. Were here to be your moral support, your emotional support.Ž physician incorporates an echocardiograph or a stethoscope. The Valsalva maneuver causes a drastic increase in the pressure within the thoracic cavity, which reduces the amount of blood flowing into the cavity, especially in the veins leading to the right atrium of the heart. If that werent dangerous enough, the maneuver can also cause blood clots to detach, bleeding, irregular heart rhythms and cardiac arrest. Dr. Richard O. Cummins, Seattles director of emergency cardiac care, says cough CPR raises the pressure in the chest just enough to maintain some circulation of oxygen-containing blood and help enough get to the brain to maintain consciousness for a prolonged period. But cough CPR should be used only by a person about to lose consciousness, an indication of cardiac arrest,Ž he cautioned. It can be dangerous for someone having a heart attack that does not result in cardiac arrest. Such a person should call for help and then sit quietly until help arrives.Ž In other words, the procedure might be the right thing to attempt or it might kill you, depending on which sort of cardiac crisis you are experiencing. Without a doctor to judge the situation and, if cough CPR is indicated, to supervise the rhythmic coughing, the procedure is too risky for a layman to attempt. If a person is alone and thinks they are having a heart attack, they should immediately call 911,Ž said Priest. If you are driving, pull off the road and stop, then call 911.Ž The internet fact-checking site reviewed international research on cough CPR and determined that the procedure can be effectively taught by physicians, but its not going to be learned from an email, at least not well enough to be safe.Ž Even were the afflicted to correctly recognize they were experiencing the sort of cardiac event where cough CPR could help, without specific training to hit the right rhythms, their coughing could turn mild heart attacks into fatal ones,Ž says There is a wide (and dangerous) gap between in-person, oneon-one training by a professional and generic printed instructions wholly lacking in direct feedback and guidance. Thinking one is a valid substitute for the other would be akin to believing studying a typed set of instructions is all it takes to learn how to drive a car well enough to take it down the freeway and back,Ž points out. Priest warns people not to rely on cough CPR as an initial choice of care, but to call 911 first. He listed three steps anyone who fears they may be having a heart attack. 1. Call 911. The person who answers is qualified to help you in an emergency. You are not alone.Ž 2. Take any chest pain medication you have as prescribed or chew a regular strength aspirin and let it dissolve under your tongue. 3. Yell for help.Ž (If you are in your car or have pulled off the road, unlock the doors so EMS will not have to break a window to gain access.) My final recommendation would be for everyone to take a CPR course,Ž Priest said. This will greatly increase the survival rate of anyone experiencing an impending cardiac event.Ž Taking a couple aspirin in a cardiac emergency is endorsed by physicians the world over. Doctors believe that during the early stages of a heart attack, aspirin can prevent a clot from getting bigger. The American Heart Association (AHA) says that as many as 10,000 American lives could be saved every year if more people who think theyre having a heart attack took an aspirin at the start of chest pains. Just remember to call 911 first. Calling 911 is almost always the fastest way to get lifesaving treatment,Ž notes the AHA. Emergency medical services (EMS) staff can begin treatment when they arrive-up to an hour sooner than if someone gets to the hospital by car. EMS staff are also trained to revive someone whose heart has stopped. Patients with chest pain who arrive by ambulance usually receive faster treatment at the hospital, too. It is best to call EMS for rapid transport to the emergency room.Ž Comments and suggestions are always welcome. Call Dan Mearns at 941-893-9692 or email danmearns@ PAGE 1FEELING FIT 2 Publisher Glen Nickerson Feeling Fit EditorMarie Merchant 941-206-1135 Medical Advertising Executives:Bibi R. 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The Sun /Sunday, March 18, 2018 E/N/C Page 27 instead of a whole lobe and preserve more breathing capacity, said On Target chief Marty Low. No price has been set, but dyes are cheap to make and the cost should “t within rates hospitals negotiate with insurers for these operations, he said. BIG PROMISE FOR BREAST CANCERDyes may hold the most promise for breast cancer, said the American Cancer Societys Dr. Len Lichtenfeld. Up to one third of women who have a lump removed need a second operation because margins werent clear „ an edge of the removed tissue later was found to harbor cancer. If we drop that down into single digits, the impact is huge,Ž said Kelly Londy, who heads Lumicell, a suburban Boston company testing a dye paired with a device to scan the lump cavity for stray cancer cells. A device called MarginProbe is sold now, but it uses different technology to examine the surface of tissue thats been taken out, so it cant pinpoint in the breast where residual disease lurks, said Dr. Barbara Smith, a breast surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital. She leads a late-stage study of Lumicells system in 400 breast cancer patients. In an earlier study of 60 women, it revealed all of the cancers, veri“ed by tissue tests later. But it also gave false alarms in more than a quarter of cases „ there were some areas where normal tissue lit up a little bit,Ž Smith said. Still, she said, you would rather take a little extra tissue with the “rst surgery rather than missing something and have to go back.Ž OTHER CANCERSBlaze Bioscience is testing Tumor Paint, patented by company co-founder Dr. Jim Olson of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Childrens Hospital. Its a combo product „ a molecule that binds to cancer and a dye to make it glow. You can see it down to a few dozen cells or a few hundred cells,Ž Olson said. Ive seen neurosurgeons come out of the operating room with a big smile on their face because they can see the cancer very clearly.Ž Early-stage studies have been done for skin, brain and breast cancers in adults, and brain tumors in children. Avelas Biosciences of San Diego has a similar approach „ a dye attached to a molecule to carry it into tumor cells. The company is “nishing early studies in breast cancer and plans more for colon, head and neck, ovarian and other types. Cancer drugs have had a lot of attention while ways to improve surgery have had far less, said company president Carmine Stengone. This was just an overlooked area, despite the high medical need.ŽGLOWFROM PAGE 1 SUPPORT GROUPSLung Cancer Support GroupThe group meets on the fourth ”oor of the Medical Of“ce Building on the Bayfront Health Campus, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, at 2 p.m. There is no cost and no preregistration required. Speaker schedule: € April 10: Hospice; € May 8: Denise Leazenby-Respiratory Therapist; € June 12: Open forum; For more information, call Irene 941-6379575 or email icgarg@ Charlotte Prostate Support GroupThe Charlotte Prostate Support Group will meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 20, at the Fawcett Hospital H2U facility, 3280 Tamiami Trail, Suite #493, Port Charlotte. The speaker will be Dr. Daniel Dosoretz, M.D., representing 21st Century Oncology. Dr. Dosoretz will host a question and answer session about radiation oncology. A cancer diagnosis is not required for attendanceƒ many of our members have other prostate issues. Women are cordially invited to attend and participate. Refreshments and room provided by Fawcett Memorial Hospital. This will be the last meeting until Oct. 19.Alcoholics AnonymousCall 941-426-7723 for information on meetings in the Arcadia, Venice, Port Charlotte, North Port and Englewood areas, including dates times and places.Alzheimers support groupsThe Alzheimers Association holds monthly caregiver support groups for spouses, adult children and family members who want to connect and share insight with others in similar situations. RSVP is not required to attend. For questions on groups and services through the Alzheimers Association, please call 941-235-7470. Port Charlotte area € 3 p.m. third Tuesday at South Port Square (Harbor Terrace), 23033 Westchester Blvd., Port Charlotte. € 3 p.m. third Thursday at Port Charlotte United Methodist Church, 21075 Quesada Ave., Port Charlotte. Punta Gorda area € 3 p.m. third Monday at Life Care center, 450 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. € 3 p.m. second Tuesday at Punta Gorda Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Englewood area € 10:30 a.m. third Friday, Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dearborn St., Englewood.Alzheimers Caregiver Support GroupThe Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group meets from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. the second Tuesday every month at The Springs at South Biscayne, 6235 Hoffman St., North Port. Call 941426-8349 to register.Amputee Support GroupThe Amputee Support Group meets at 3 p.m. on the second Monday of every month at the Life Care Center, Punta Gorda. Contact George Baum at 941-787-4151 for more information.Breast cancer networkingBreast Cancer Networking in Venice offers support and sharing with other breast cancer survivors. Meetings are on the third Monday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon at the Venice Health Park, Suite 1217 (north side), Jacaranda Blvd., Venice. For more information, call 941-408-9572.FEELING FIT 3 March 19: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. B.E. F.A.S.T. to Spot a Stroke. Sandhill Gardens Retirement Center, 24949 Sandhill Blvd., Punta Gorda. Seconds count when it comes to surviving a stroke. Learn how to recognize signs and symptoms. Free. Lunch Provided. RSVP is required. To register, call 941-764-6577. March 20: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Recent Advances in Preserving Your Vision. Speaker: Joseph A. Hegleh, M.D., F.A.C.S., Ophthalmologist. Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Learn about your eye health and how lifestyle can protect your aging eyes. Free. Lunch provided. RSVP is required. To register, call 941-637-1655. March 20: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Breastfeeding Class. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Taught by a registered nurse, this class will give expectant mothers important information to prepare for a successful breastfeeding experience. Free. Register at March 21: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Forever Bonds Breastfeeding Support Group. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. New moms „ and moms-to-be „ are invited to share and learn about breastfeeding. Free. Call 941-624-7214 to register. March 21: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Why does my hip and knee hurt? Speaker: Mark Davis, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon. Life Care Center of Punta Gorda, 450 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Have your questions answered oneon-one for all your hip and knee ailments. Free. Hors doeuvres provided. RSVP is required. To register, call 941-639-8771. March 22: 5 p.m to 6 p.m. Roboticassisted Treatment Options for Hip and Knee Pain. Speaker: Nicholas Connors, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte is the only hospital in Charlotte County to offer robotic-arm assisted total knee replacement, partial knee replacement and total hip replacement as a surgical option. Learn how patients receive a personalized surgical experience based on their speci“c diagnosis and anatomy. Free. live demonstration. Register at www. March 24: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Charlotte County Heart Walk. Laishley Park, 120 Laishley Court, Punta Gorda. How can you make a positive difference in the lives of your friends, family and co-workers? Join Team Bayfront Health and lets start heart-walking. Together, we can make the commitment to lead a heart-healthy life and become healthy for good. Remember: Were not only raising funds, were raising heartbeats. Register at TeamBayfront. March 24: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. What Do You Have to Lose? Bayfront Health Port Charlotte Bariatric Services Suite, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. If youre considering weight loss surgery, the best place to start is with the right information. Thats why we offer free weight loss seminars as an opportunity to talk with the experts. Seminars are interactive and include members of our weight loss team. You are invited to bring a family member, friend, or other support person with you. Free. Register at www.BayfrontCharlotteWeight or call 941-766-4564 to schedule a free consultation. March 24: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Why Crohns Disease is on the Rise. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. There are more than 1 million people affected with in”ammatory bowel disease in the United States. Learn the symptoms, risks and how to manage it with diet. Free. Register at www. March 26: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Quit Your Way. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Quitting tobacco isnt easy. Finding help should be. Bayfront Health and Tobacco Free Florida offer free tools and services to help you get started. Free. Call 866-534-7909 to register. March 27: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Emotions of the Heart: Stress Management Class. Bayfront Health Wellness & Rehab Center, 733 E. Olympia Ave., Punta Gorda. Everyone experiences stress from time to time; however, excessive stress can take a toll on your health. Learn techniques to recognize, manage, overcome and cope. Free. To register, call 941-637-2450. March 28: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Stroke Support Group. Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Of“ce Plaza, 4th Floor Conf. Room, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Find out what support and assistance is available to you and your family, and how others are coping. Call 941-766-4231 for more information and to register. March 28: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. What Do You Have to Lose? Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Of“ce Plaza, 3rd Floor, Suite 131, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. If youre considering weight loss surgery, the best place to start is with the right information. Thats why we offer free weight loss seminars as an opportunity to talk with the experts. Seminars are interactive and include members of our weight loss team. You are invited to bring a family member, friend, or other support person with you. Free. Register at www.BayfrontCharlotteWeight or call 941-766-4564 to schedule a free consultation. March 29: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Top 10 Things to Do for Arthritis. Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Of“ce Plaza, 4th Floor Conf. Room, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Arthritis is shockingly common, but not very well understood. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis, and more than 50 million adults in the U.S. have some form. Join us to learn the top 10 things you can do if you are experiencing joint pain. Understanding the cause of your pain, and the condition of your joints, goes a long way in developing a care plan. Fre e. Register at BAYFRONT NEWS & NOTESBayfront Health Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda announced today they have extended their educational offerings to include Stop the BleedŽ training in partnership with Charlotte County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Launched in October of 2015 by the White House, Stop the Bleed is intended to encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in an emergency by administering medical care to victims to stop hemorrhaging before professional help arrives. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, a person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within “ve minutes. And, according to the National Trauma Institute, hemorrhaging is responsible for almost 35 percemt of pre-hospital deaths and 40 percent of deaths in the “rst twenty-four hours after a traumatic event. Bystanders are often “rst on scene and can be best positioned to provide “rst care. Stopping bleeding can save lives. Bayfront Health is offering this training free to the public. The course includes a lecture and skill station, and takes about one hour to complete. To learn more, and schedule your free training, visit www. Health wants you to become empowered: Learn how to stop the bleedProvided by BEVIN HOLZSCHUHBAYFRONT HEALTH PORT CHARLOTTE AND PUNTA GORDA PHOTO PROVIDEDOn March 12 in the conference center at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Jennifer McManus, AS, EMT-P, EMS Coordinator for Bayfront Health, shows how to apply a tourniquet on a mannequin. UPCOMING DATESApril 4: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Bayfront Health Punta Gordas Medical Office Building, 4th floor Conference Center, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Call 941-766-4285 to RSVP or visit April 11 : 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at The Springs at South Biscayne, 6235 Hoffman St., North Port. Call 800-836-8432 to RSVP. May 14: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Call 941-766-4285 to RSVP or visit Specializing in Comprehensive non-Surgical Management of the Spine and other Musculoskeletal Conditions € Lumbar and Cervical Epidural Steroid Injections € Spinal Cord Stimulation € Radiofrequency Ablations € Therapeutic Botox Injections for Relief of Chronic MigrainesBoard Certi“ ed Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician. Fellowship trained and board certi“ ed in Interventional Pain Management.941-629-62621641 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte www.AdvancedOrthopedicCenter.comLee M. James, D.O. 2003-2017adno=50531414


Page 28 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 18, 2018 NEWS & NOTESNeuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinsons€ North Port Special Event, Understanding Your Options for LongTerm Care and Planning for the FutureŽ with Wendy Rickenbach, Care Patrol. Neuro Challenge Foundation: North Port, 5600 Peace River Road, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on March 19. € North Port JFCS Care Partner Connection with Carolyn Stephens, LCSW and Parkinson Power Hour with Carisa Campanella. Open Forum and Sharing; Neuro Challenge Foundation: North Port, 5600 Peace River Road, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on March 21. € Venice Parkinsons Wellness Club; New and Innovative Inpatient Rehabilitation Therapies.Ž Venice Area Chamber of Commerce, 597 Tamiami Trail South, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on March 22. € North Port Voice Aerobics with Mary Spremulli, SLP; Neuro Challenge Foundation: North Port 5600 Peace River Road, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on March 22. € Venice Movers and Shakers PD Discussion Group (A Learning and Support Discussion Group focusing on the Cognitive and Behavioral Aspects of PD) The Brain and NeuroplasticityŽ with Diane Alexander facilitated by Dr. John Moore; Jacaranda Public Library, 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on March 22. € Punta Gorda Parkinsons Support Group Improving Communication with Vocal Therapies for Parkinsons DiseaseŽ with Dan Cotton and Carisa Campanella, SLP; Punta Gorda Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. March 23. € North Port JFCS Care Partner Connection with Carolyn Stephens, LCSW Open Forum and Sharing; and Parkinson Power Hour with Karla Brody, MSSW; Neuro Challenge Foundation: North Port, 5600 Peace River Road, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on March 28.Achieve sustainable weight loss and improve your mindCome hear Chrisanna Harrington-Wright, MA, RDN, LMHC, a licensed dietitian and mental health counselor tell you how to achieve sustainable weight loss, understand how your food choices impact your body, heart and mind and get real answers to live a healthy life without chronic disease. Chrisanna gives you real straight forward answers about weight loss, improving your blood sugar and improving your overall health. Her lecture will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on March 20 at Isles Yacht Club, 1780 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Call 941-787-3525 to register, lecture cost is $15 and can be applied to product purchase.Seminars answer the difficult questionsTimothy Taylor, Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home Licensed Representative Advanced Planning Specialist, and Tim Stewart, Pastor at Burnt Store Presbyterian Church will discuss funeral home arrangements and memorial service plans. The seminar is scheduled for 2:30 to 4 p.m. on March 21 at Burnt Store Presbyterian Church. Both speakers will be available for questions following their presentations. There is no fee for either of the seminars. For more information, or to register for either of the workshops, contact the church of“ce at 941-639-0001 or by e-mail to endowment@ YogaWintergarden Presbyterian Church, 18305 Wintergarden Ave., Port Charlotte, will host gentle yoga from 9:30 a.m. to 10: 30 a.m on March 21. Cost is $10 per class. If interested or for more information, call 941-743-5335. Visit www. yoga.Anxiety Disorder: What Is It/How Do We Live With It?The 4th Thursday at Venice United Church Of Christ, 620 Shamrock Blvd., Venice will host presenter Dr. Roger Davis on the topic, Anxiety Disorder: What Is It/ How Do We Live With It? at 7 p.m. March 22. Dr. Davis graduated with a PhD from the University of Miami in 1996. He is former faculty member of Aleneo University, the top private university in the Philippines, where he assisted in the training of clinical and counseling psychologists, and taught such graduate…level courses as Advanced Personality Theory, Psychometrics, and the assessment of personality and psychopathology. He is the co…author of nearly 30 scienti“c articles, chapters, and books, most in the area of personality disorders including their relationship with anxiety and depression. His latest publication is a chapter in the Handbook of Personality Disorders which is concerned with ways of classifying theories of personality and was recently published by Guilford. He currently works as a psychotherapist in the Venice, Florida area where he sees many patients with anxiety issues. There is no charge for this event. Space may be limited; please RSVP to boblizsharpe@verizon. net.Alzheimers Association Lunch and LearnJoin for a free lunch and learn offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 22 at The Gathering Place Adult Day Care Center, 3459 Depew Ave., Port Charlotte. Learn the 10 warning signs of Alzheimers and Dementia presented by Reva Revill, Alzheimers Association and Alzheimers Medication and Effects presented by Kayla Harm, RN, Comfort Keepers and Moovin and Groovin presented by Lori Adams, CDP. RSVP is required by calling 941-766-1886.Plant Based Nutrition ConferenceThird Annual Charlotte County Plant Based Nutrition Conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 24 at Twin Isles Country Club, 301 Madrid Blvd., Punta Gorda. Speakers for this year include Dr. Doug Lisle, Author The Pleasure TrapŽ, Dr Jami Dulaney, M.D., plant based cardiologist, Timaree Hagenburger, RD, MPH and Addie Dulaney-Majnaric, RD. Tickets can be purchased on For more information, call 941-235-9231.Golf scramble to benefit St. Vincent de Paul, Sacred Heart ConferenceA golf scramble to raise funds for St. Vincent de Paul, Sacred Heart Conference, will be held March 24 at St. Andrews South Golf Club, 1901 Deborah Drive, Punta Gorda. The scramble will be a handicapped event, open to men and women of all gol“ng ability levels. Registration forms are available at the club or may be requested by phone or email from Gary and Lynn Reeves, 941-202-2216 or The deadline for registration is March 19. The cost is $80 per person, which includes 18 holes of golf, cart, continental breakfast and lunch. For $20, golfers may purchase, with entry fee, a four-mulligan package for their team. They will receive a bonus Handy Sandy. Cash prizes will be awarded to the tournament winners. There will be prizes for a hole-in-one on the par 3 holes and other contests. There also will be a putting contest, 50/50 raf”e and auctions Proceeds will help the all-volunteer St. Vincent de Paul, Sacred Heart Conference, provide assistance to needy families and individuals in Charlotte County, including food, clothing, home furnishings and limited “nancial aid to prevent, for example, eviction or electricity shutoff. SVDP is an international Catholic lay organization founded in 1833 to serve the poor, regardless of religious af“liation. Annual Guns and Hoses Fallen Heroes RaceThe Charlotte County Fraternal Order of Police (Lodge 66) will hold the 3rd annual Guns and HosesŽ Fallen Heroes Race from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on March 24 at Isles Fitness, 1133 Bal Harbor Blvd., Punta Gorda, and will include a 10k, 5k, and 1 mile fun walk. The race is a coordinated Public Safety Event which represents and bene“ts local “re and law enforcement agencies, through the Fraternal Order of Police Memorial Community Foundation. The foundation supports the PGFD Honor Guard Program, Fallen Heroes Wreath Program, CCSO Employee Assistance Fund, as well as local youth programs. Race sign ups take place online at or in person at Isles Fitness.Charity golf tournamentPast Exalted Rulers of Rotonda Elks Lodge 2710 will host a charity golf tournament with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start on March 24 at Pinemoor Golf Course, 80 Clubhouse Road, Rotonda West. Cost is $55 per person. Lunch, prizes and awards to be held at the Rotonda Elks after the tournament. For more information, call 941-697-2710.The Florida Blood Centers Bloodmobile needs donorsThe Florida Blood Centers will be collecting blood from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 25 at Burnt Store Presbyterian Church, 11330 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda. There is a critical need for all types of blood. If supplies are not replenished it can lead to postponement of critical medical treatment so the blood center is pleading for all eligible and new donors to donate as soon as possible. The Thank You GiftŽ will be a free tee shirt and a wellness check up including blood pressure, cholesterol screening, iron count, pulse, and temperature. For more information contact the church of“ce at 941-639-0001 during normal business hours 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon on Friday or by e-mail to of“ moon yogaThe full moon yoga asana will be held on the beach in front of Sharks Tooth Beach Concessions, 208 S. Casey Key Road, Nokomis at 8:15 p.m. on March 31. Donations will bene“t Nancy Foresters Secret Garden,Ž a domestic bird sanctuary. For more information, email mental health first aid training offeredIts easy to tell when someone may be suffering from a heart attack, is choking, or is unable to breathe. But what does depression look like? What about anxiety? Have you met a youth experiencing suicidal thoughts or behaviors? Do you know how to administer “rst aid in a mental health crisis? On April 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., a youth mental health “rst aid training will be held at Bayfront Health Punta Gordas Medical Of“ce Building, located at 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. The cost is free to the “rst 25 participants. The training is sponsored by Charlotte Behavioral Health Care, Bayfront Health Port CharlottePunta Gorda, and Healthy Charlotte. What is Youth Mental Health First Aid? Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/ HD), and eating disorders. One in “ve Americans experiences a mental illness each year, but many are reluctant to seek help or simply dont know where to turn for care. Unlike physical conditions, symptoms of mental health and substance use problems can be dif“cult to detect and it can be dif“cult for friends and family members to know when and how to step in. As a result, those in need of mental health services often do not get them until it is too late. For more information or to RSVP for the event, contact Gina at 941-639-8300, extension 2497. Limited seating is available. 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The Sun /Sunday, March 18, 2018 E/N/C Page 29 One of the reasons that people hesitate to change and improve their diet, is because they believe that such meals are too time consuming to make. A rarely mentioned and important element in speeding up meal preparation is paying attention to your cooking sequence. Not only will it save time; it also affects the quality and nutritional value of the food you cook. Preparing lunch or dinner should not take long at all if before you begin you think through and plan the cooking sequence of the different meal components. The goal is to have them all “nished at the same time ready to eat. Being unaware, or ignoring this issue can stretch food preparation by a considerable amount of time. Lets examine how this can be applied to a speci“c meal example: € Brown rice € Steamed veggie € Poached “sh “llet First, imagine if you didnt plan your cooking sequence and you begin by steaming the veggie “rst. Then you start to poach the “sh, and lastly the rice (which takes the longest to cook). What happens is, the vegetable and “sh are done, while the rice is far from the “nish line. The “rst two items become overcooked „ standing in the hot potor worse, turning cold if removed from the pan, and at the same time their nutritional value declines. To better plan your cooking sequence, it is important to take also the prep time into consideration. This includes grabbing the right pots and lids, necessary food items from the fridge and pantry, rinsing, chopping, and in some cases peeling the vegetables, and so forth. Although these tasks are small, each taking only a few minutes, they do add up to the total meal preparation time. The brown rice requires the longest time to cook-45 minutes. (It takes a lot longer to drive to and sit at a doctors waiting room). As soon as you walk into the kitchen get the rice started. Next, prepare and begin cooking the “sh 15 minutes before the rice is done. You will spend 5 minutes preparing it for cooking and about 15 minutes to poach. Monitor the rice, and a few minutes after starting the “sh check on it as well. The rice and “sh should be cooking slowly. This is also called simmering. Dont forget to keep track of the cooking time of each food item. Most veggies require about 12 to 15 minutes to steam. Prepare them for cooking and place in a steamer with the appropriate amount of water for its size. Begin steaming the veggies about 15 minutes before the rice is done. That means that you must start the “sh and veggie around the same time. Keep in mind that it takes approximately 4 minutes for the water in the steamer to come to a rolling boil. Timing the vegetable begins when the water is boiling rather than when the burner is turned on. While you are cooking, check on all of the foods fairly frequently, so they will not cook longer than necessary. Doing otherwise causes a number of problems: overcooked vegetables turn mushy …yuck! as well as lose some of their nutritional value, and the “sh becomes tough and dry-de“nitely not appetizing! Having said that, if you open the lid too often, then cooking time will take longer since the pot keeps losing heat. A friendly reminder: Dont answer the phone while you are cooking, even if the Queen of England calls or your food will become overcooked or burned beyond recognition. Before you prepare a meal, make sure that you have all the ingredients you need in order to prevent an unpleasant surprise which sends you scratching your head, as in what now?Ž and becoming discouraged about cooking for health. And chances are that by now you are familiar with some of our previously-presented tips for kitchen-work ef“ciency, so you have a (planned) leftoverŽ or two in your fridge. This can then be used as part of another meal a day or two later, foods such as a sauce, or a stew to serve over the rice, thus becoming an integral part of your meal preparation sequence. After a few days of practicing good cooking sequencing, you will consider it a piece of cake. Judy E. Buss is a nutritional cooking instructor. She is a blogger for the American Holistic health Association.Smart cooking sequence saves time MISSION NUTRITION Judy E. BussFEELING FIT 5 For the past 11 years, a team of physicians and researchers at Mayo Clinic has been collecting data from athletes in an attempt to predict and prevent running injuries. Runners Science, as the research study is known, studies the effects of distance running on the human body. The project was launched in 2008 alongside the inaugural 26.2 with Donna „ The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer, a race founded by Mayo Clinic patient Donna Deegan to support cancer research. With almost 10,000 athletes from all 50 states and several countries, the marathon provides researchers with a diverse pool of study participants. The objective of Runners Science is to look into various problems that runners have so we can understand why they happen. If we can understand more about why these diseases or injuries happen, then we can start to look at ways to prevent them and “x them,Ž says Dr. Sara Filmalter, a Mayo Clinic family and sports medicine physician. The most common injuries runners experience are lower extremity injuries „ mostly knee pain, hip pain, and foot and ankle pain,Ž she adds. Over the past decade, research has looked at how food and ”uid intake, foot strike and training distances affect runners. In the early years, we obtained a lot of data on runners with race-related injuries, and we found that undertraining for a race can lead to injuries during the event,Ž says Dr. Filmalter. Our research showed, for example, half-marathon runners who ran less than three days per week during training, or whose long run was less than 10 miles at the peak of their training were more at risk for injury during their race.Ž Runners Science also uncovered signi“cant “ndings related to food and ”uid intake, and “nishing time. Weve found that runners who consume whole food during a distance race have slower paces, compared to the runners consuming gels, who had faster paces,Ž says Dr. Filmalter. Additionally, we found that runners with slower paces tend to be at the greatest risk for exercise-induced hyponatremia or low sodium, which can be very detrimental „ even deadly. We found that slower runners stop more often and consume more water.Ž Dr. Filmalters recommendation: Regardless of pace, we recommend runners drink to thirst and remember to consumer some beverages that have electrolytes in them, such as sports drinks.Ž Most recently, Runners Science has been reviewing speci“c body parts to help determine whether differences in size, shape or thickness will predispose a runner to pain or injury. This year, Runners Science will focus on ultrasound evaluation of Achilles tendons in runners who do not have any pain there. Were trying to see any differences that may predict whether or not a runner has issues with their tendons in the future,Ž says Dr. Filmalter.Runners science: Research predicts, prevents injuries in athletesFROM MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK PHOTO PROVIDEDRunners Science is a research study on the eects of distance running on the human body. SAVE LIVES. GIVE BLOOD. 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Page 30 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 18, 2018 On-the-job safety goes well beyond avoiding slips, falls, and heavy lifting. Caring for your eyes should be a high priorityand part of an overall workplace wellness routine. This is important because each day,about 2,000 U.S. workers sustain a job-related eye injury that requires medical treatment. However, 90 percent of these accidents can be avoided by wearing eye protection. As part of an ongoing effort to stress the importance of workplace eye wellness, Neil B. Zusman, M.D., FACS and the American Academy of Ophthalmology, during the month of March, is encouraging the public to do right by their eyes and wear appropriate eye protection. Workplace eye injuries cost more than $300 million a year in lost productivity, treatment, and compensation. These injuries range from simple eyestrain to trauma, which may lead to permanent damage, vision loss, and blindness.This is particularly true for workers in construction, manufacturing, and mining. Approximately 40 percent of eye injuries in the workplace happen in these three industries. If an eye injury does occur, an individual should seek care from an ophthalmologist „ a physician who specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of eye diseases and conditions „ or go to an emergency room for immediate care. Caring for your eyes on the job should not be limited to those who do physical labor, however. People who spend long hours working on a computer can experience eye discomfort. Focusing on small font type for hours on end can cause eye strain, fatigue, and headaches. Staring at screens for long periods can also leave eyes parched and red,causing eyes to become dry from lack of blinking. This happens frequently as computer screens or other digital displays reduce a persons blink rate by as much as 50 percent. The Academy provides tips to help avoid workplace eye injury or strain: Wear protective eyewear: Ensure that your eye protection is appropriate for the type of hazard that may be present in your workplace, such as ”ying debris, falling objects, chemicals, intense light, and heat. Your eyewear must beAmerican National Standards Institute ANSIapproved and OSHA compliant. You must use special-purpose safety glasses, goggles, face shield or helmet if you are near hazardous radiation welding, chemicals, lasers or “ber optics. Position your computer 25 inches away: If you are working on a desktop computer, try placing the monitor at an arms length away from your face. You may need to adjust the font size to appear larger at that distance. Follow the 20-20-20 rule: Eye strain and dry eye occur after long, continuous periods of viewing digital screens up close. To help alleviate this, take a break every 20 minutes by looking at an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Looking at a distance allows your eyes to relax and return to a regular rate of blinking again. Normally, people blink about 14 times a minute and with every blink, your eyes are lubricated with ”uid that contains moisturizing elements, including oil. Reduce glare on your smartphone and digital screen: While many new phones and digital devices have glass screens with excellent picture quality, they also produce a strong glare that can aggravate the eyes. If you use a glass screen device, adjust the low light “lter setting to lower screen brightness or use a matte “lter to reduce eye strain. Adjust environmental lighting at your work: If your computer screen is brighter than your of“ce surroundings, your eyes need to work harder to see. You can reduce eye strain by adjusting the lighting in your surroundings. It takes only a few seconds to protect yourself from eye related issues that can cause vision problems,Ž said Brenda PagnDurn, M.D., a clinical spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. I cant stress enough the importance of incorporating eye wellness into your daily routine; whether its simply adjusting the setting on your computer monitor, or wearing appropriate protection to avoid serious eye injury. This is truly an ounce of prevention that can safeguard your vision.Ž For more eye safety tips, visit eye injury prevention at work. For information on computers and eye strain in the workplace, visit www. Zusman Eye Care Center is a state of the art facility providing a variety of services ranging from routine eye exams to medical and surgical treatment of eye disease. Dr. Zusman specializes in no stitch, no needle, No patch cataract surgery under topical anesthesia. He also performs laser surgery and Eyelid Surgery. Additional interests include glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration and the diagnosis and treatment of ocular trauma/injuries. Zusman Eye Care Center is located at 3430 Tamiami Trail, Suite A, Port Charlotte, Florida. For more information, call 941-624-4500. The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the worlds largest association of eye physicians and surgeons. A global community of 32,000 medical doctors, we protect sight and empower lives by setting the standards for ophthalmic education and advocating for our patients and the public. We innovate to advance our profession and to ensure the delivery of the highest-quality eye care. The EyeSmart program provides the public with the most trusted information about eye health. For more information, visit say 90 percent of work-related eye injuries can be avoided by wearing eye protectionProvided by NEIL B. ZUSMAN, M.D.ZUSMAN EYE CARE CENTERFEELING FIT 6 Keeping Your BalanceKeeping Your Balance: A 3-Week Series will be held from noon to 1:15 p.m. on Thursdays, April 5-19 at The Yoga Sanctuary, 112 Sullivan St., Punta Gorda. In this workshop, we will explore a variety of poses, movements, and breathing practices that will help strengthen key muscles related to balance, improve coordination, and “nd a sense of relaxation while approaching what might seem like challenging work. Students will leave with a short home practice-showing how just a few minutes a day can help one gain (or re-gain) the inner and outer strength necessary to stand tall and remain strong, stable, and centered. This workshop is for all levels. Cost is $50. For more information, visit www. or call 941-505-9642.Famous Zumba instructor coming to Punta GordaWorld famous Zumba Fitness instructor Jessica Exposito is coming directly from Spain to teach a Flamenco Flow inspired Zumba Master Class at 3 p.m. on April 14 at the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Cost is $15. A Master Class general admission class will be held at 4 p.m. and this class is open to the general public. All Zumba teachers, dancers and Zumba enthusiasts are welcome to attend. Cost is $20. For information and tickets, contact Carla Peralta at 941-276-1887.The Parkinsons ExpoOn April 14, the Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinsons will be conducting its “rst annual Parkinsons Expo from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. The Parkinsons Expo is designed to empower and engage people with Parkinsons disease and their families with a line-up of national thought leaders discussing topics relevant to living well with this disease. Presenters will address motor symptoms, cognitive and behavioral symptoms, the role of dance and exercise, how to navigate the later stages of Parkinsons, and future therapies. There will also be a panel of physicians discussing current medications. Exhibitors from area hospitals, home care agencies, Parkinsons exercise resources, medical marijuana dispensaries, pharmaceutical companies and local nonpro“ts will be available for our community to interact with. The Parkinsons Expo is free to the public but registration is required for admission. Please visit www.neurochallenge. org to register for the Parkinsons Expo or call 941-926-6413 for more information. Neuro Challenge Foundation is a not-forpro“t 501(c)(3) whose mission is to improve the quality of life of people with Parkinsons disease and their caregivers. All programs and services are offered at no charge. For more information and a complete listing of programs in your community, visit www. or call 941-926-6413.Minding Your MindMinding Your Mind: Cultivating the Practice of Mindfulness will be offered from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on April 15 at The Yoga Sanctuary, 112 Sullivan St., Punta Gorda. How often do you truly pay attention to your thoughts? Do you feel as though you are on auto-pilot most of the time, mindlessly moving from task to task? Join The Yoga Sanctuary and begin cultivating the practice of mindfulness in your life. Often described as paying attention, on purpose, and in the present moment, mindfulness practices bring balance, clarity, peacefulness, and presence into our daily lives. In this workshop, you will learn simple techniques to cultivate mindfulness in all that you do. You will experience how being present in every given moment allows you to recognize the stories we tell ourselves, thus making new choices, breaking free from old patterns and creating more freedom in our lives. Cost is $35. For more information, visit www.theyogasanctuary. biz or call 941-505-9642.NEWSFROM PAGE 4 SUPPORT GROUPBreastfeeding support groupThe Florida Department of Health, local partners and organizations, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, strongly recommend babies exclusively breastfeed for the “rst six months of life and continue to breastfeed for one to two years. There are a variety of programs and resources to empower breastfeeding moms. Health professionals and peer counselors provide a range of services from right after birth at the hospital to breastfeeding support groups in the community as noted below: € Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., WIC in partnership with Lactation Love Breastfeeding Support Group, Jacaranda Library, 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice. Contact: Arielle Ball, DOH-Sarasota, WIC and Nutrition Services, Arielle.Ball@FLHealth. gov or 941-685-3324. € Second Wednesday each month, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., North Port Library conference room, 13800 Tamiami Trail, North Port. Contact: Jamee Thumm, Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County, jamee.thumm@gmail. com or 941-373-7070, ext. 307. Assisted Living License 12712 Assisted Living | Memory Support | Short-Term Stays6235 Hoffman Street | North Port, FL 34287 HEREYou areConvenience. Choice. Flexibility. The Springs at South Biscayne offers many options for assisted living, memory support and short-term respite care services in one enriching place. 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The Sun /Sunday, March 18, 2018 E/N/C Page 31 If youre one of 92 million American adults that are living with some form of heart disease, youve probably heard your doctor tell you to change your lifestyle. Reducing high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, and decreasing body weight can be the gold standard of hearthealthy change. Now, experts say, you can add meditation to that list of advice. According to a new review from the American Heart Association (AHA), meditation has the potential to reduce some risk factors for heart disease. Thats good news considering that direct and indirect costs of cardiovascular diseases and stroke are estimated to total more than $316 billion; that includes both health expenditures and lost productivity,Ž reports AHA. So theres great interest in looking for inexpensive ways to help reduce peoples risk of the disease, according to their review. After reviewing how meditation may reduce risk factors for heart disease, AHA reviewed existing research on 20 minutes of daily meditation including mindful meditation, Zen meditation, relaxation response and transcendental meditation. Their “ndings were published (Sept. 28, 2017) in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Turns out meditation may be linked to decreased levels of stress, depression, and improving sleep quality, as well as overall well-being. Whats more, meditation may also help people stop smoking, the review found. Lead author Dr. Glenn Levine, a professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston adds that meditation may have a possible bene“tŽ on lowering heart disease risk, but more research is needed to conclude that it has a de“nite role.Ž To get in on meditations bene“ts, take the advice of an experienced exercise rehabilitative expert, Catherine Maanita physical therapist for Port Charlotte Rehab Center. Getting started is easy and learning the technique takes a minute. But to get positive bene“ts, youll want to do it for at least 10 minutes a day,Ž says Maanita. She says there are many types of meditation that can result in physiological bene“ts. In general, guided meditation uses mental images to help you relax. Transcendental meditation uses a repeated sound or phrase to help clear your mind. Experts say that mindfulness meditation focuses on the present moment and helps you to accept it without judgment. And there are smart phone apps that introduce you to a variety of forms. According to online reports from The Guardian,Ž there are hundreds of apps. Their online article titled, Five of the best meditation apps,Ž may help to get you started. Not into smart phone apps? Try it without and use the following guide from Harvard Health News: 1. Sit quietly and close your eyes. Breathe slowly. 2. Relax all of your muscles, starting with your feet, legs, and thighs. Shrug your shoulders; roll your neck to the left and right. 3. On each outŽ breath, say the word peace.Ž 4. When thoughts come to mind, decide to come back to them later, and repeat the word peace.Ž 5. Continue the exercise for at least 10 minutes. Repeat daily. For those struggling with heart disease, Maanita says to follow doctors orders. Until more is understood about the role of meditation in heart health, sticking to the heart-healthy advice of controlling blood cholesterol, reducing blood pressure and body weight may continue to be the best ways to prevent and treat heart disease. Port Charlotte Rehabilitation Center offers comprehensive rehabilitative outpatient and inpatient services for shortor long-term at 25325 Rampart Blvd., Port Charlotte. Call 941-235-8011 for more information. Meditation may play a role in heart disease preventionProvided by LA UREEN ALBRECHTPORT CHARLOTTE REHABILITATION CENTER The Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County recognizes the value in measuring health outcomes and today acknowledged the 2018 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps tool released by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This study highlights the many community factors that in”uence health and uses established data, much of which is available from the department at www. The County Health Rankings show how Charlotte County ranks on factors that in”uence its overall health ranking. The Rankings show that Charlotte County has strengths in the areas of clinical care, where it ranked 10 out of 67, and health behaviors, where it ranked 11 out of 67,Ž said Frank Louis Lepore, Health Of“cer for the Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County. It is only through partnership and collaboration that improvements in the health of Charlotte County residents will continue to be seen.Ž These rankings are a snapshot of the health of counties across the country and they emphasize that health is not a singular effort but a combined work in progress across all community partners. The department works in collaboration with local governments, non-pro“t organizations, health care facilities, business groups, schools, faithbased organizations and many other stakeholders to improve the health of all people in Charlotte County. These rankings use data related to physical environments, social and economic factors, health behaviors and clinical care. In Charlotte County, the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is designed to address speci“c opportunities for improved health that have been identi“ed by the community. The department has partnered with many stakeholders to implement the CHIP and collaborates regularly to track progress. The Community Health Improvement Plan for 2016-2018 includes an initiative to improve access to healthcare for at-risk pregnant women. A subcommittee focused on Maternal and Child Health developed a campaign to increase awareness in the community about temporary Medicaid for pregnant women, with the objective of increasing the percentage of pregnant women entering prenatal care during their “rst trimester. By working together, we have seen more women beginning their prenatal care in the “rst trimester,Ž said Magi Cooper, Executive Director of Charlotte County Healthy Start. Early entry into prenatal care can make a huge difference in the health of both baby and mother.Ž According to data from Florida CHARTS, in 2014, 72.2 percent of pregnant women in Charlotte County received “rst trimester care, which increased to 74.5 percent by the end of 2016. To explore more health indicators in Charlotte County, visit www. Department of Health addresses health rankingsProvided by JENNIFER S. SEXTONFLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTHFEELING FIT 7 SUPPORT GROUPCancer support groupFawcett Memorial Hospital, an HCA af“liate, now offers a cancer support group for cancer patients, their families and caregivers. The group meets the last Wednesday of each month from noon to 1:30 p.m. with lunch provided. Research shows that social support has bene“ts for cancer patients, those recovering from treatment and their family and loved ones by reducing anxiety and stress, emotional distress and depression, fatigue and the experience of pain while improving mood, self-image, ability to cope with stress and feelings of control. In addition, having a supportive social network can help with recovery and adjusting to life after treatment. The support group allows those experiencing a cancer diagnosis to cope with the emotional aspects by providing a safe place to share their feelings and challenges while allowing people to learn from others facing similar situations. Cancer patients and their family members are encouraged to attend. Active participation is not required, listeners are welcome. Physicians and other health professionals will periodically speak to the group on cancer related topics. For more information or to RSVP, please call Fawcetts oncology patient navigators at 941-624-8318. Join Dr. Oren Plous for this informative seminar about Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy including: 1THE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT, OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAY MENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT THAT IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT.FREE SEMINAR Monday, March 19 € 12:30 p.m.109 Taylor Street € Punta GordaARE YOU AT RISK? a r i c Call for a reservation:418.0999 | Oren Z. 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Page 32 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 18, 2018 Although some people are able to lose weight without any signi“cant understanding of weight control concepts and principles, experience has shown that an understanding of such concepts and principles simpli“es the task and facilitates results that are favorable and lasting. When attempting to lose weight, keep in mind that a pound of fat is lost from the body for every 3500 calories that are expended (used up). In other words, if you wanted to lose six pounds, you would have to expend 21,000 calories (3,500 x 6). Since you are advised to lose no more than one to two pounds of fat weekly, it would take you approximately 3 weeks to get rid of your unwanted fat. It is important to note that this example is quite unrealistic, since numerous factors exist that are capable of preventing such a rapid and uniform rate of fat loss. Keep in mind also that weight (fat) is lost from the body by increasing physical activity or by decreasing food intake. The aim is to offset the energy equation so that more energy is released from the body than is taken into it. Your personal weight reduction program will require you to select foods that are low in calories and high in nutrients. When deciding on a weight reduction program, ensure that it is one that will be manageable enough for you to use for an inde“nite period of time. Such a program should encourage lifestyle change and not be viewed as a temporary effort to lose weight. The diet associated with this program should possess characteristics such as the following: € It should be low in calories. Keep in mind that a diet of less than 1,200 calories is quite likely to be de“cient in vitamins, minerals and other important nutrients. Such a low calorie diet should therefore be avoided. € It should be balanced enough to supply you with all the nutrients essential for normal bodily functions. € It should make use of foods that are both appealing to you and accessible as well. € It should be a diet that can be maintained even after you have reached your desired weight. € It should make use of adequate amounts of complex carbohydrates (e.g.: fruits, vegetables and cereals) while emphasizing a low intake of fats and sugars. € It should make use of whole grains, low fat meats and dairy products as primary sources of protein. € It should avoid (or use in moderation) high caloric foods such as butter, margarine, cooking oil, pastries and items such as sodas and alcohol, that are high in calories and low in nutritive value. Finally, your weight reduction program will, quite likely, expect you to decrease the amount of food you consume so as avoid overeating. Listed below are a number of tips that can help you eliminate negative behavior that can trigger over-eating. Making use of these tips will help you reduce and control your body weight. € Avoid shopping for food when hungry. € Always use a shopping list. € Carry the exact amount of cash needed to purchase the items on your list. € Stay clear of food items that are ready-to-eat. € Avoid second helpings by keeping serving dishes off the table. € Always keep low calorie snacks such as carrots, apples, celery, etc., available. € Make use of small plates and other utensils. € Drink a glass of water at the start of your meal. € All other activities (reading, watching TV, etc.) should be avoided while eating. € Food should be eaten slowly and chewed properly. € Put utensils down and wait 15 seconds between mouthfuls. € Meals should be prepared in quantities that will prevent leftovers. € Avoid or decrease the intake of fat and fatty foods, candies and other high sugar foods. Alcohol and sodas may be added to this list. € Maintain a moderate intake of complex carbohydrates. € Avoid eating heavy meals at night. If at all possible, your heaviest meal should be eaten during the daylight hours. For answers to your “tness questions, call 941-625-4175 ext. 263 or visit the Cultural Centers Fitness Center at 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. We are what we eat ƒ part 4By GREGORY WHYTETHE CULTURAL CENTER OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY New discoveries in eastern Africa suggest that human behaviors like symbolic thought and the creation of extended social networks were established at least 320,000 years ago „ tens of thousands of years earlier than previously thought. The work, published as a trio of papers Thursday in Science, sheds new light on the often murky story of when our ancestors “rst started acting like humans, and why, experts said. What we are seeing is a complex set of developments that may represent new ways of surviving in an unpredictable environment,Ž said Rick Potts, a paleoanthropologist and director of the Smithsonians Human Origins program. It is a package we didnt know occurred so early, and right at the root of our species.Ž For more than 30 years, Potts has led excavations in southern Kenya at a site known as the Olorgesailie Basin, which was occupied by hominids for more than 1 million years. The 50-square-mile area has yielded a sequence of stone tools that date back as far as 1.2 million years, allowing researchers to see how human technology and behavior has changed over time. The authors found that for roughly 700,000 years, from 1.2 million to 499,000 years ago, the hominids who populated this basin relied almost entirely on one simple, all-purpose stone tool known as a hand ax. It was generally between 4 and 10 inches long, shaped like a teardrop and chipped all the way around. Anthropologists believe this basic hand ax was used for a variety of purposes, including cutting through joints of large animals, chopping down trees and digging in the ground for roots, tubers or water. It was very successful for a long period of time when ”uctuations in the environment were somewhat modest,Ž Potts said. Then all hell broke loose.Ž Geological evidence from the site indicates that around 499,000 years ago, the region experienced tremendous upheaval. Volcanic activity increased, and new faults developed in Earths crust. This led to earthquakes that destroyed the ancient lake basin and pushed it up out of the ground. Because of this, there is a gap in the archaeological record of about 180,000 years when no new sediments were laid down at the site. Over time, however, wind and rain caused river channels to form in what once was the lake basin, and eventually new sediment layers began to form. These processes led to a more recent set of archaeological data that starts about 320,000 years ago and continues until 3,000 years ago. When Potts and his colleagues began excavating the newer material from the river channels, they found that hominid behavior at the Olorgesailie Basin had changed completely between the time the lake sedimentation ended and the river sedimentation began. For example, the hand axes had been replaced by smaller, more sophisticated tools that could be attached to sticks and hurled through the air. In addition, the team found that some of the obsidian rock used to make the new tools came from 25 to 30 miles away. In the older sediments, nearly all the material used to create tools originated within 5 miles of the site. Alison Brooks, a paleoanthropologist and Paleolithic archaeologist at George Washington University who contributed to the new work, said it is unlikely that hunter and gatherer societies of that time period would have been able to travel such great distances to procure materials for their weapons. Instead, the discovery of the transported obsidian suggests that as early as 320,000 years ago, hominids had established social networks that allowed them to exchange gifts with groups from more distant lands, she said. In addition, these relationships could have been strong enough for individuals to turn to their neighbors in times of need. Social networks are an extremely important part of early human societies,Ž Brooks said. Pastoralists can store food or add cattle to their herds, but for hunter-gatherers, the only way to save for a rainy day is to have friends in distant places.Ž The researchers also found evidence that these socially connected hominids were making pigments from rocks, which implies they were sophisticated enough to be capable of symbolic thought. This might have made communication between disparate groups easier. The authors suggest these new behaviors were not the inevitable result of evolution, but rather a response to massive geological and climate changes that began about 500,000 years ago. Indeed, the fossil record from the site indicates that between 499,000 and 320,000 years ago, 85 percent of the regions animals became extinct and were replaced by new lineages and entirely new species. That may seem peripheral, but to us, it was pretty central,Ž Potts said. It meant that it wasnt just the humans changing there was a very big evolutionary picture going on.Ž Potts believes that the new suite of human behaviors observed after the 320,000-year mark emerged as a way to cope in an environment that had become less predictable. Perhaps the only way to make a successful living in this more challenging landscape was for our ancestors to learn to make better tools, create extended networks of friends and learn to communicate with them, he said. In other words: Evolve or die. There are those who rose to the challenge, but there were likely many more who didnt,Ž Potts said. Our family tree is littered with dead branches and ways of life that no longer exist.Ž Michael Petraglia, an anthropologist at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Germany who was not involved in the research, said the new work offers an important window into the habitats and behaviors of hominids at a critical time in human evolution. This has been a murky and poorly known period,Ž he said. It is very rare to have well-dated stone tools in association with animal remains and environmental information.Ž Martin Ziegler, a paleoclimatologist at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, agreed. In particular, the dating of these archaeological records appears to be of very high quality,Ž he said. This is extremely important, since a good chronology is the basis for any evaluation of potential links between human evolutionary events and climate or environmental change.Ž But while anthropologists applauded the work, they also lamented the gaping 180,000-year break in the Olorgesailie Basins timeline. Unfortunately, there is a large chronological gap between 500,000 years ago and 320,000 years ago,Ž Petraglia said. We need to know more about this period of time, and that can only come through investigations of other sites.Ž Shannon McPheron, a Paleolithic anthropologist also at Max Planck, put it this way: Papers like these now increase the importance of “nding additional sites that can speak to changes in environment, biology and behavior just prior to this.Ž The study authors are also hopeful that future discoveries will “ll in these holes. What we are dealing with here is a larger question,Ž Brooks said. Did we become human gradually, or did we become human suddenly? 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The Sun /Sunday, March 18, 2018 E/N/C Page 33 Riverwood Ladies Golf Association (RLGA) in conjunction with the program they initiated in 2005, Project Detect, hosted the second annual Feet Across Riverwood a 5K run/walk March 11. More than 185 runners and walkers participated in the event, with monies raised directly bene“ting Project Detect, providing early detection screenings for uninsured, under-insured men and women who are at risk of cancer, with all proceeds staying local. Project Detect is funded by the Riverwood community of Port Charlotte, facilitated by Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic and Englewood Community Care Clinic.Feet Across Riverwood FEELING FIT PHOTOS BY TAMI GARCIARunners take o from the starting line during the second annual Feet Across Riverwood 5K run/walk. Robert Buckley, 15 months, donned a lion costume while riding in a stroller his mom Kayla Pope pushed during the race. Maureen Welling, left, and Joyce Krasner, board members with Project Detect. Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Clinic representatives Sharon Szepi, volunteer, Ida Moses, front oce volunteer, Mike Moses, wellness manager, Janet Carmack, volunteer nurse, Noreen Chervinski, director of operations and Suzanne Roberts, chief executive ocer. First runner in with a time of 17:48.1 was Christopher Vigeant of Fairhaven, Mass., visiting the area on spring break. Four-yearold Nikita Wulkan cheers for her mom Myra. Marcia McDaniel of North Port ran the race with her 12-yearold Weimaraner Victoria. The pair run an average of three races each month together. Punta Gorda resident Myra Wulkan smiles while preparing to cross the nish line, being cheered on by her four-year-old daughter Nikita. Fred Strong has the look of determination as he prepares to cross the nish line with a time of 25:07.6. Port Charlotte resident Shelby Otway and her 8-year-old son Tristan, were just two of many who participated in the second annual Feet Across Riverwood 5K run/walk. Marti Stetter of North Port gives two thumbs up while making her way across the nish line with a time of 25:14.5. Ron Reid of Venice prepares to cross the nish line with a time of 31:06.4. Runners and walkers make their way through the neighborhood roadways of Riverwood during their recently-held 5K run/walk. The rst female to cross the nish line and second overall was Alexa Gemma of Cape Coral, with a time of 20:46.6. Englewood Community Care Clinic representatives Paula Greenland, board of directors and volunteer, Ron Greenland, nancial screening and Nita Cole, board of directors and volunteer.FEELING FIT 9


Page 34 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 18, 2018 Team Fawcett held our second annual Lip Sync Battle on March 2. This event is anticipated by many as the performances are always high-energy, entertaining and full of talent. The packed house at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center raised money for the Relay for Life team, bene“ting the American Cancer Society „ Charlotte County. Thank you to all performers and all who attended to make this a fun and successful night.Lip Sync Battle Celebrity Judges: Sally Seymour, COO of Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Vickie Magurean, CFO of Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Mike Davis, Assistant Chief Charlotte County Fire & EMS, Kathleen Candales, Higher Ground Performing Arts and Murdock Middle School teacher. Mark Boucher and Denise MacKenzie getting into character before their GreaseŽ performance. The Oncology Team brought inspiration to the crowd with their Gloria Gaynor performance to I Will Survive.Ž The ER Team came to the stage ready for fun and incorporated pictures on their props of loved ones who have been touched by cancer. Melissa Wahlburg-Mills, Carol Colpitts, and Danielle Whitmore brought sparkle to the stage with a mash up of female artists from multiple generations. Evelyn Sanford in character as lead singer from Guns n Roses, Axl Rose, with bandmates Dr. Alexander Glick on the drums and Dr. Christopher Newcomb playing the guitar. Tiki and Kristina Molina performed as Pitbull and Christina Aguilera.FEELING FIT 10 WASHINGTON „ Its pretty extraordinary for people in their 80s and 90s to keep the same sharp memory as someone several decades younger, and now scientists are peeking into the brains of these superagersŽ to uncover their secret. The work is the ”ip side of the disappointing hunt for new drugs to “ght or prevent Alzheimers disease. Instead, why dont we “gure out what it is we might need to do to maximize our memory?Ž said neuroscientist Emily Rogalski, who leads the SuperAging study at Northwestern University in Chicago. Parts of the brain shrink with age, one of the reasons why most people experience a gradual slowing of at least some types of memory late in life, even if they avoid diseases like Alzheimers. But it turns out that superagers brains arent shrinking nearly as fast as their peers. And autopsies of the “rst superagers to die during the study show they harbor a lot more of a special kind of nerve cell in a deep brain region thats important for attention, Rogalski told a recent meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. These elite elders are more than just an oddity or a rarity,Ž said neuroscientist Molly Wagster of the National Institute on Aging, which helps fund the research. Theres the potential for learning an enormous amount and applying it to the rest of us, and even to those who may be on a trajectory for some type of neurodegenerative disease.Ž What does it take to be a superager? A youthful brain in the body of someone 80 or older. Rogalskis team has given a battery of tests to more than 1,000 people who thought theyd qualify, and only about 5 percent pass. The key memory challenge: Listen to 15 unrelated words, and a half-hour later recall at least nine. Thats the norm for 50-year-olds, but the average 80-yearold recalls “ve. Some superagers remember them all. It doesnt mean youre any smarter,Ž stressed superager William BillŽ Gurolnick, who turns 87 next month and joined the study two years ago. Nor can he credit protective genes: Gurolnicks father developed Alzheimers in his 50s. He thinks his own stellar memory is bolstered by keeping busy. He bikes, and plays tennis and water volleyball. He stays social through regular lunches and meetings with a mens group he co-founded. Absolutely thats a critical factor about keeping your wits about you,Ž exclaimed Gurolnick, fresh off his monthly gin game. Rogalskis superagers tend to be extroverts and report strong social networks, but otherwise they come from all walks of life, making it hard to “nd a common trait for brain health. Some went to college, some didnt. Some have high IQs, some are average. Shes studied people whove experienced enormous trauma, including a Holocaust survivor; “tness buffs and smokers; teetotalers and those who tout a nightly martini. But deep in their brains is where shes “nding compelling hints that somehow, superagers are more resilient against the ravages of time. Early on, brain scans showed that a superagers cortex „ an outer brain layer critical for memory and other key functions „ is much thicker than normal for their age. It looks more like the cortex of healthy 50and 60-year-olds. Its not clear if they were born that way. But Rogalskis team found another possible explanation: A superagers cortex doesnt shrink as fast. Over 18 months, average 80-somethings experienced more than twice the rate of loss. Another clue: Deeper in the brain, that attention region is larger in superagers, too. And inside, autopsies showed that brain region was packed with unusual large, spindly neurons „ a special and little understood type called von Economo neurons thought to play a role in social processing and awareness. The superagers had four to “ve times more of those neurons than the typical octogenarian, Rogalski said „ more even than the average young adult. The Northwestern study isnt the only attempt at unraveling long-lasting memory. At the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Claudia Kawas studies the oldest-old, people 90 and above. Some have Alzheimers. Some have maintained excellent memory and some are in between. About 40 percent of the oldest-old who showed no symptoms of dementia in life nonetheless have full-”edged signs of Alzheimers disease in their brains at death, Kawas told the AAAS meeting. Rogalski also found varying amounts of amyloid and tau, hallmark Alzheimers proteins, in the brains of some superagers. Now scientists are exploring how these people de”ect damage. Maybe superagers have different pathways to brain health.They are living long and living well,Ž Rogalski said. Are there modi“able things we can think about today, in our everyday livesŽ to do the same?Superagers youthful brains offer clues to keeping sharpBy LAURAN NEERGAARDAP MEDICAL WRITER AP PHOTOBill Gurolnick talks with his wife, Peggy Bartelstein, at their home in Northbrook, Ill., on Feb. 20. Gurolnick, who turns 87 in March, is participating in a study at Northwestern University that researchers hope will help them understand why some people in their 80s and 90s are able to keep the same sharp memory as someone 20 or 30 years younger.


The Sun /Sunday, March 18, 2018 E/N/C Page 35 FEELING FIT 11 Maybe youve been away for some time, or its your “rst time stepping foot in a gym, but mastering a few basic gym machines and a mix of cardio and strength training moves will get you started on your meeting your goals. Machine-based workouts can provide a safe introduction to your new workout routine,Ž says New York Health & Racquet Club personal trainer, Stuart Munro. Remember that, although building lean muscle in your major muscle groups provides additional bene“t for fat burning throughout your day, you still want to start your workout with some light cardio to warm up, followed by some dynamic stretching for mobility before your main workout.Ž Follow this routine when “rst starting out, and youll soon move on to the next level. But remember: With new training, come new muscles, and some de“nite soreness. Its normal to feel some soreness following your workout as you adjust to changes in your training,Ž Munro adds. Some gentle movements will help with this.Ž Get started with these beginner gym moves, put together by Munro, to get you started. The elliptical machine Why: Low impact full body warm up and cardio How: Stand on the footplates and gently grip the handles to include upper body movement, giving you more workout bene“t. Start moving, press quick start your “rst time, and adjust your workout level and program for variety. Maintain an upright position (your posture and breathing is likely to be better if looking at the TV on the wall rather than the machine screen or your book/device placed on the machine). Level: As a warm up, do 5 minutes at low intensity, you should be able to hold a conversation. As a main workout, do a warm up then 20-30 minutes of a hill or interval routine. Trainer tip: Do some occasional reverse movement for additional warm up, muscle activation and range of motion. The rowing machine Why: Low impact full body warm up and cardio How: Sit in the sliding seat. Set your feet into the paddles, adjusting the position so the strap “ts across your mid-foot. Lean (not bend) forward and take up the handle. Set your shoulders back and down. Push through the balls of your feet to lead the movement, pulling the handle into the base of your ribs as your legs extend. Your elbows should come in beside your ribs for the basic movement. Use your legs to slide back to start position, allowing your arms to extend forward and leaning forward from the hips. Keep a slight bend in your knees and elbows at the ends of your range. Level: As a warm up, do 5 minutes at low intensity, you should be able to hold a conversation. As a main workout, do a warm up then 20-30 minutes of an interval routine. Trainer tip: Ensure your lower back is not leading any movements. Ask a trainer for help with technique, especially if you have any lower back injury history. Chest press Why: Strengthen chest, shoulders and triceps for pushing movements (push-ups, burpees, dips, etc.) How: Adjust the seat so the handles are mid chest (level with your underarms). If the handles are adjustable, set them to be level with or in front of your shoulders. Adjust the weight using the pin. Start with a very light weight that will allow you to test your position and establish the range of motion. Sit, grasp the handles with elbows slightly below shoulders. Press the handles out to a fully extended position maintaining a slight bend in the elbow and then lower the handles back to the start position. Your back and shoulders should stay comfortably against the seat at all times. Aim for smooth and controlled movements, breathing out as you push away, and in as you bring the handles back in. Level: Starting out, you want a weight that you can do for 3 sets of 12 repetitions, with it slightly hard toward the end of your last set. If you cant control the weight smoothly in both directions, then the weight is too heavy. Trainer tip: To improve your push-ups, keep the weight a bit lighter and work to the full range, with slower lowering. Lat pulldown Why: Strengthen back, shoulders and biceps for pulling and lifting movements (pull-ups, lifting up children, monkey bars, etc). How: Adjust the seat pad so your legs will feel snug and supported. Adjust the weight using the pin. Start with a very light weight that will allow you to test your position and establish the range of motion. You can grip overhand (palms facing away) or underhand (palms facing toward you), or a combination. Beginners often “nd that the underhand grip works best. Start by setting your shoulders back and down, then lead with your back muscles to pull the handle down to in front of your shoulders and then straighten your arms to return to start position, maintaining a slight bend in the elbows in the extended position. If you allow the bar to jerk in the raising motion, it can overload the shoulders and elbows, so always aim for smooth and controlled movements, breathing out as you pull down, breathing in as you allow the bar to raise. Level: Starting out, you want a weight that you can do for 3 sets of 12 repetitions, with it slightly hard toward the end of your last set. If you cant control the weight smoothly in both directions, then the weight is too heavy. Trainer tip: Vary your grip to change the loading of lead and support muscles. Seated leg press Why: Powerful legs: quadriceps, hamstrings and glutes for lifting, running, jumping and stairs. These will also help with tone for glutes and thighs. How: If you want to use a cable weight machine, some will have a seat that moves, some will have foot plates that move away. Alternatively, you can use the leg press machine, your start position will be seated, with your hips “rmly against the seat. Starting out, you want your knees to have at least a 90-degree bend, with your feet at least hip width apart and your knees over your feet. Adjust the seat and spacing to suit. Turn your toes out to the 11 and 1 positions. Your knees should always track in line with your toes, never dipping in. Press into your feet to extend your legs, maintaining a slight bend in the knee in the extended position. Aim for a smooth and controlled motion, breathing out as you extend and breathing in as you return to start position. Level: Starting out, you want a weight that you can do for 3 sets of 12 repetitions, with it slightly hard toward the end of your last set. If you cant control the weight smoothly in both directions, then the weight is too heavy. Trainer tip: Try a few different foot width positions. Always maintain the knee and toe alignment for whichever foot position you choose. Smith machine Why: The versatility of the Smith machine allows you to train your progression for many exercises whether that be improvement in body weight exercises or progression from machines to free weights. The Olympic lifting bar is set on a vertical slide, with hooks to rest the bar on. How: There are so many ways you can use a Smith machine. Concentric, eccentric, body weight, plate weight, bench, incline. Traditionally, you can use this machine to perform weighted squats. Standing with feet shoulder-width apart, take the bar across your shoulders. Keep your chest elevated and bend at the knees in a squat until thighs are parallel to the ”oor. Return, slowly, to starting position. Alternatively, Munro notes, you can work on pushup development, which requires core strength to hold the plank and shoulder stability while lowering and raising. Start your progression with the bar set level with the bottom of your ribs. Take your push up raised start position with hands wider than shoulders. Smoothly lower your chest to the bar, maintaining your body plank and having your elbows bend to a 90-degree angle. Your upper arms stay in line with the bar, not down to your sides. If this is easy with good form, lower the bar one position until the body angle and movement becomes challenging. You will progress over time to full pushups on the ”oor. Level: Aim for 3 sets of 12 full range push ups, with it slightly hard toward the end of your last set. Trainer tip: Ensure your progressions maintain good form! Only change your body angle when you can hold the position and complete the full range of the move. Dip and chin assist Why: Because pull-ups are awesome! The dip/ chin assist machine provides a progression from “xed weight to body weight exercises that are more functional. Anyone thinking of an obstacle course race will want to train their upper body functional strength. How: This machine differs from most in that the weight is providing assistance. The heavier the weight, the more assistance it is providing. Start with an assistance 20-30 pounds lighter than your current weight. Fold the knee pad down to use the assistance. Pull-up: Step on to the steps, select the desired handle and grip and then move slowly onto the knee pad one knee at a time. Set your shoulders down and back. Smoothly lower your body to the extended position, breathing in as you lower, and then, leading with your back muscles, pull yourself back up breathing out as you raise. The extended position has a slight bend at the elbow, and shoulders remain set back and down. Avoid going to full extension, locking out the elbows or jerking movements as these can overload the shoulder. If in doubt, take a smaller range until you get comfortable with the motion. Dip: Step on to the steps, select the desired handle and grip and then move slowly onto the knee pad one knee at a time. Set your shoulders down and back. Smoothly lower your body to the lowered position, breathing in as you lower, and then, leading with the chest muscles, push yourself back up breathing out as you raise. The lowered position has shoulders level with elbows, upper arms close to parallel to the ground and shoulders remain set back and down. Keep your upper body close to vertical and your head raised so your face stays away from the moving parts. Avoid dropping your shoulders below your elbows, locking out the elbows or jerking movements as these can overload the shoulder. If in doubt, take a smaller range until you get comfortable with the motion. 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Page 36 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 18, 2018 Board-certi“ed cardiologist Jaimela Dulaney, M.D., advocates and follows a plant-based diet, and she explained why during a free seminar at the Life Care Center of Punta Gorda on Feb. 28. Backed by abundant scienti“c evidence that a whole grain, plant-based diet can actually reverse heart disease, diabetes and other debilitating conditions, Dr. Dulaney spoke from experience. Noting that heart attack, diabetes and dementia took a toll on her family, she determined to stay as healthy as possible and became a marathon runner. Despite all that running, my cholesterol started to creep up,Ž she recalled. She started taking cholesterol medication and tried to keep her weight down, but made little progress until she discovered the bene“ts of a plant-based diet. She cited the book A Diet for a New AmericaŽ and the “lm Forks Over KnivesŽ as major in”uences in her decision to completely alter her lifestyle. Dr. Dulaney and other professionals believe the causes of lifestyle diseases,Ž such as heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis, are only 10 percent genetic. The other 90 percent is based on our consumption of animal fat, they say. Dr. Dulaney immediately eliminated meat, “sh and dairy from her diet, then got rid of cooking oils and processed foods. In the process, I eliminated my need for cholesterol medicine and acid re”ux medication,Ž she said. While the Life Care Center audience enjoyed a sampling of vegetarian appetizers, Dr. Dulaney incorporated a PowerPoint presentation and some humor to make her point. For those who might think a plant-based way of eating is too restrictive,Ž she said, you should know there 20,000 fruits and vegetables to choose from. People wonder, Wheres protein coming from? I need meat for protein. Well, protein is in everything, including bananas, beans, pineapple and more,Ž Dr. Dulaney added. Animal protein increases the risk for cancer and other diseases, she said. In talking about fats, she said good fatsŽ come from whole plant foods such as kale, which was the main ingredient in a salad Dr. Dulaney provided for the seminar attendees. The fat that you eat is the fat that you wear,Ž she quipped. Diabetes is a disease of fat, she said. Fat blocks glucose getting into the muscles, which use glucose as fuel. There are a limited number of fat cells in the body,Ž she explained, and when those cells get full, the fat goes into the muscle and blocks the uptake of glucose, so the body produces more insulin to try and push the glucose in. High levels of insulin increase risk of blood clots, cancer and in”ammation,Ž she said. Then you get medicine to make your body produce more insulin, then you take insulin directly to force more glucose into the muscles. But really, all we have to do is get rid of the fat that you eat and the fat that you wear. Take the fat out of the diet and it starts to come out of the muscle cells.Ž The bad fatŽ that forms on blood vessel walls, together with other substances, forms plaque. As plaque deposits grow, the heart has to pump blood harder, resulting in high pressure and leading to other serious problems. Blood pressure medication is effective, but it doesnt change the pathology of the vessels,Ž said Dr. Dulaney. If a clot forms and if blocks the whole artery, thats a heart attack. That requires a stent or a bypass. I cant “x that with vegetables.Ž Dr. Dulaney offers plant-based nutrition classes at her Port Charlotte of“ce that include cooking demonstrations, menu planning and group shopping. She also explains the scienti“c mechanisms by which a plant diet helps reverse and prevent disease. Her patients have been able to discontinue medications and have reversed angina, neuropathy, diabetes and other conditions. This is the only way of eating thats been shown to reverse these diseases,Ž she said. You can lose weight a million different ways, and you can lose a lot in a very short time, but it doesnt reverse these conditions.Ž Dr. Dulaney cited “ber as an example of a misunderstood part of the diet. She said “ber does much more than help maintain regularity. Its bene“ts also include decreasing blood glucose and reducing cholesterol. Most Americans are de“cient in “ber,Ž she said. Americans are lucky to get 10 grams a day, while countries that dont have cancer or heart disease get about 70 grams a day. The only thing that has “ber is plants.Ž Dr. Dulaney is a principal speaker at the third annual Charlotte County Plant-Based Nutrition Conference taking place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, at Twin Isles Country Club in Punta Gorda. She is joined by Doug Lisle, PhD, author of The Pleasure TrapŽ and founder of the Esteem Dynamics method of approaching human psychology and wellbeing. Rounding out the conference panel are Timaree Hagenburger, RD, MPH, and Dr. Dulaneys daughter Addie DulaneyMajnaric, RD. On the Friday before the conference, private consultations and yoga classes are available. The full-day nutrition conference on Saturday includes a delicious plant-based breakfast and lunch. Tickets are available at (search for nutritionŽ). Dr. Dulaneys of“ce is located at 2495 Caring Way, Port Charlotte, and the phone number is 941-235-9231. Visit her website, doctordulaney. com, to learn more. The Life Care Center of Punta Gorda focuses on inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation with 24-hour skilled nursing care. The complex features state-of-the-art equipment and an on-site physician to offer faster, more convenient patient and resident care. Life Care is part of a company that operates or manages more than 200 skilled nursing, rehabilitation, Alzheimers and senior living campuses in 28 states.The Punta Gorda facility is located at 450 Shreve St., and the phone number is 941-6398771. For more information, visit nutrition can reverse disease, cardiologist saysBy DAN MEARNSFEELING FIT CORRESPONDENT IF YOU GODr. Dulaney is a principal speaker at the third annual Charlotte County Plant-Based Nutrition Conference taking place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, at Twin Isles Country Club in Punta Gorda. She is joined by Doug Lisle, PhD, author of The Pleasure TrapŽ and founder of the Esteem Dynamics method of approaching human psychology and wellbeing. Rounding out the conference panel are Timaree Hagenburger, RD, MPH, and Dr. Dulaneys daughter Addie Dulaney-Majnaric, RD. On the Friday before the conference, private consultations and yoga classes are available. The full-day nutrition conference on Saturday includes a delicious plant-based breakfast and lunch. Tickets are available at www. (search for nutritionŽ). PHOTOS BY DAN MEARNSDr. Jaimela Dulaney, center, with Life Care Center of Punta Gorda Executive Director Julia Swanson, HHA, right, and Marketing Director Jessica Cantwell. Amie Conti of A Better Solution of Punta Gorda and Jim Carroll of Legal Shield. Karen Lyons, left, with Debra Burton of Tidewell Hospice.FEELING FIT 12 Run dont walk to Dr. Joyce!Žadno=50531096


Hiring practices at Sun Coast Media GroupA PLACE in the SUN: The Sun Coast Media Group has been responsible for getting breaking news and information on local events to Charlotte and neighboring counties for years. With such a wide array of potential careers „ from newspaper delivery to advertisement sales „ Human Resource Manager Mary Skaggs discusses what makes for a good hire in her industry. Question: Tell me a little about your company and why you love working there. Answer: Thats easy, it has always been very familyoriented „ my husband and my three children have all worked here at some point throughout the years. Q: What is your title and how did you reach your position? A: I am the Human Resources Manager for Sun Coast Media Group, Inc. I have worked for SCMG for 34 years. I had been Of“ce Manager at the Charlotte Sun for 18 years when Derek Dunn-Rankin asked me to become the HR manager. I have worked in newspapers for 45 years in Charlotte County „ everything from Route Supervisor at the Daily Herald to Assistant Circulation Manager there. Since joining the SCMG, I was Classi“ed Manager at the same time I was Of“ce Manager. When Derek asked me to become HR manager, I thought I would miss the customer contact but I love working with the employees. Q: What are the keys to a good hire in your business? A: We have so many varied positions that all take different skills „ from the mailroom employee who is responsible for making sure the inserts get into your newspaper each day to the Advertising Sales Executives. With the mailroom employee, we look for someone dependable who is able to work under stressful conditions. With the Sales Executive, personality is a huge plus. Q: What open positions are the most dif“cult to “ll? A: Probably Customer Service and Advertising Sales. I consider Customer Service personnel to be the front door of our home. They make the customer „ whether on the phone or in person „ feel like they are the most important one we have. Q: What are the three most important personal and technical skills you look for? A: Depending on the position, computer skills and accuracy is extremely important. The team who places ads on the pages have to do all of that on the computer. In advertising, of course, you have to love people and deadlines must not make you crazy. Q: How do you prefer people apply? A: For the most part, by completing a (paper) application and submitting it. It is preferable to specify the position you are applying to as it can be dif“cult for Customer Service personnel to decide what the person might be applying to. Q: Where do you “nd most of your candidates? A: The positions that require less speci“c skills are usually found from the in-house classi“ed ads. Newspapers, in my opinion, are your best source for “nding a job and “nding a good candidate for a position you are looking to “ll. Q: As you look for candidates, what are three important things you look for? A: A pleasant personality is great for all positions. Dependability „ show up for an interview on time. Willingness to learn. Politeness is also important. Q: What about the current job market makes hiring challenging or easy? A: In Charlotte County, if someone is just moving here, housing is a huge issue. We have lost more than one prospect because they couldnt “nd affordable housing. Q: What is your strategy, as a company, to keep employees challenged and engaged? A: I think all employers are still trying to “gure that one out. Our industry seems to be a learning place. Which is okay „ but trying to keep young people in our olderŽ area for long periods is a real challenge.By KAYLA GLEASONSTAFF WRITER SUN PHOTOS BY KAYLA GLEASONPart of the Sun Coast Media Group, the Charlotte Sun is located on Harborview Road in Port Charlotte. Left: Human Resources Manager, Mary Skaggs at her Charlotte Sun desk. Charlotte Office 23170 Harborview Road Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980-2100 941-206-1000 Sun Coast Media Group adno=719371 Mission Driven... Results Oriented 180 Bed Rehab Facility Solaris HealthCare Charlotte Harbor is a trusted, compassionate provider of rehabilitation and extended care. We have maintained a consistent history of high performance standards. Our expert staff, state of the art facilities and upscale environment makes Solaris HealthCare Charlotte Harbor the premier choice for rehab in Southwest Florida. Apply online @ NEW!! Sign-On Bonus of $1,500 Limited Time offer! € Weekend CNAs € Weekend Supervisor € Evening CNA Full Time adno=719372


Page 38 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 18, 2018 DALLAS „ Major U.S. airlines are hiring pilots at a rate not seen since before 9/11, and that is encouraging more young people to consider a career in the cockpit. Hiring is likely to remain brisk for years. Smaller airlines in the U.S. are struggling with a shortage that will continue as they lose pilots to the bigger carriers, which in turn will need to replace thousands of retiring pilots over the next few years. Aircraft maker Boeing predicts that the U.S. will need 117,000 new pilots by 2036. Just a decade ago thousands of pilots were furloughed and some abandoned the profession. The shortage has been felt most keenly at regional carriers where many pilots start their airline careers. Last summer, Alaska Airlines subsidiary Horizon Air canceled more than 300 ”ights over two months for lack of pilots. Republic Airways “led for bankruptcy protection in 2016, citing a pilot shortage that forced it to ground ”ights. Many regional carriers ”y smaller planes for American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express. Signing bonuses and higher pay have helped them hire more than 17,000 pilots in the past four years, but that only replaced those who moved up to the major carriers, according to the Regional Airline Association. Demand at the major airlines is expected to grow as thousands of pilots at American, Delta, United and Southwest hit the U.S. mandatory pilotretirement age of 65 in the next several years. American Airlines CEO Doug Parker believes the industry will cope. Economics is going to take care of this, and I think thats what is happening now,Ž Parker says. The (”ight) schools are starting to “ll up with people who realize, If I can get myself to 1,500 hours (the minimum ”ight hours needed to get an airline-pilot license), I can be assured of a career as a pilot. Thats not something people could convince themselves of from 9/11 on until now.Ž Pilot hiring nosedived after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks that led to a decline in travel, and again during the global “nancial crisis in 20082009. Major U.S. airlines hired only 30 pilots in 2009, according to Future & Active Pilot Advisors, a career-counseling business for pilots. The job market didnt pick up signi“cantly until around 2014. Last year 10 of the largest U.S. passenger and cargo airlines hired 4,988 pilots, the most since 2000 when they hired 5,105. Its the best sellers market I have seen in the last 45 years of monitoring airline pilot hiring,Ž says Louis Smith, a retired airline pilot who runs the pilot-counseling out“t. Smith says forums for aspiring pilots that once drew a couple dozen people now sometimes attract more than 150. Some hope to make a mid-career change, which was rare just a few years ago. Aaron Ludomirski is one of those careerchangers. The 31-yearold from Asbury Park, New Jersey, says he always wanted to be a pilot but studied business instead because the bleak job opportunities for pilots in the years after 9/11 didnt justify the cost of school and ”ight training. After college he started an online marketing business. Year after year I found myself less and less satis“ed with my work,Ž he says. I started thinking about what kind of career would really lead me to feeling ful“lled and accomplished, and I kept coming back to aviation.Ž Ludomirski did some fresh research and learned that pilots were back in demand „ and more would be retiring in the next few years. He quit his job and went to ”ight school. Now he is working as a ”ight instructor to gain the required ”ying time for an airline pilot. I can interview for and even accept a conditional letter of employment and know I have my dream job lined up for me when Im ready,Ž he says. Applications for commercial aviation majors at the University of North Dakota, a big aeronautical school, have more than doubled in the last three years, says Elizabeth Bjerke, an aviation professor and one of the authors of the universitys widely watched forecast on pilot supply. Some students graduate early to take advantage of the job market and the chance to move up the seniority list quickly because so many older pilots are retiring. Our graduates will ”y at the regionals for a very short period,Ž Bjerke said. They are getting picked up by the major carriers in their mid-20s, which would have been just crazy to think of 15 or 20 years ago.Ž Michael Wiggins, chairman of the aeronautical science department at EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University, says his schools graduates are getting multiple job offers from regional airlines. Pilots who become captains on jumbo jets that ”y international routes can earn more than $300,000 a year. But for anyone starting out in the profession, the training is expensive „ upward of $100,000. A few years ago, those who made it faced starting pay for “rst of“cers or co-pilots at regional airlines in the low-$20,000s. With bonuses and higher hourly rates, some regionals now claim to offer starting pay of $80,000 or more, but even that might not be enough to meet future demand. The Regional Airline Association is pushing to change a 2013 federal rule that requires 1,500 hours of ”ying time „ usually in small, single-engine planes „ by replacing some of it with supervised classroom instruction. The groups president, Faye Malarkey Black, says supervised training would produce aviators with skills more relevant to piloting an airliner. But a similar proposal appears stalled in Congress, partly due to opposition from families of the 50 people who died in the last deadly crash of a U.S. airliner, a Colgan Air plane in 2009. Black believes the Trump administration has the authority to change the minimum ”ight hours without waiting for Congress to act, but she admits that will be dif“cult as long as those changes are successfully cast as rolling back safety.Ž JetBlue Airways is beginning a small-scale program of training people with no ”ying experience „ an approach used by Lufthansa and other international airlines. The JetBlue program costs about $125,000, however, the airline says it is looking into providing “nancial assistance. Even with assistance, however, life for newcomers can be taxing. In addition to ”ying smaller planes for lower wages, they work on holidays and spend lots of time away from home. Starting pilots need a passion for ”ying that drives the thrill of going to work,Ž says Smith, the career adviser. Its certainly not for everyone.ŽSurge in airline hiring boosts interest in aspiring pilotsBy DAVID KOENIGAP AIRLINES WRITER AP PHOTOSIn this Aug. 23, 2017, image from a video, Aaron Ludomirski, certied ight instructor for Innity Flight Group, ies over the Hudson River in New York. Major U.S. airlines are hiring pilots at a rate not seen since before 9/11, and that is encouraging more young people to consider a career in the cockpit. Top right: This Oct. 19, 2017, image from a video shows a JetBlue ight simulator in Orlando, Fla. JetBlue Airways is beginning a small-scale program of training people with no ying experience, an approach used by Lufthansa and other international airlines. The phone interview might be the most important part of your job search. Crush your phone interview with these tips. Think the interview is the “rst step to landing your next job? Think again. Most jobs start with a phone call; either with a recruiter, HR manager, or hiring manager„and sometimes, all three. So before youve chosen your interview out“t or practiced your handshake, youve got to cross the “rst hurdle: the phone interview. In the age of texting, Snapchat, and hashtags, phone conversations are something of a lost art, but its a skill that can be quickly mastered if you know some of the basics„and plan ahead. But before you pick up the phone, make sure youre prepared to show off your best professional self to potential employers. Here are “ve expert tips that will help you get through even the toughest phone interview situations.Prepare like its an exam„but use a cheat sheet!While you dont have the bene“t of face-to-face rapport, the best thing about a phone interview is that you can use notes rather than relying on memory to get your points across. Be sure to print out cheat sheets ahead of time, both to help sell yourself, and to show how much you know about the company. Have you crafted an elevator pitch yet? Nows the time, and once youve got yours, print it out and have it ready to use next to the phone. Also, as soon as youve landed the interview, start researching the company, the role, and the interviewer (if possible). The more preparation you do, the more comfortable youll feel on the phone. Start by taking a look at their website, read their blog posts, and “gure out their mission statement,Ž says Scott Wesper, hiring manager at Arch Resources Group, a human capital management company in Miami. If you know who your interviewer is going to be ahead of time, look them up. This gives you the opportunity to “nd out a little bit of information about the person, and maybe even some common ground,Ž advises Wesper. Your research should include a cheat sheet of key company facts and answers to common interview prompts, such as tell me why you want this job,Ž and even how to answer the alwaysawkward salary question.Create a location that puts you at easeAt a face-to-face interview, youve got to suit up and show off„and roll with whatever accommodations they offer„usually a grey, sterile, ”uorescent-lit of“ce. With a phone interview, you can set the scene that makes you as comfortable as possible. This doesnt necessarily mean you should do it from bed, wearing sweats and a t-shirt. In fact, some people actually feel more professional dressing up a bit, even if youre dialing in from home. Whatever youre wearing, or wherever you choose to take the call, make sure to “nd a quiet spot with good service (if youre using your cell„which is fully charged!) at least 30 minutes before your scheduled time. If you have a landline, use it. Limiting background noise will help you stay focused during the interview and will not be bothersome to the person who is interviewing you,Ž adds Wesper. If youre video conferencing, make sure to “nd a spot with a great connection, or even better, use an Ethernet connection to minimize the chance of disconnecting half-way through. Find a neutral location with good lighting. Dont sit in front of a window. This creates a silhouette and youll most likely be in shadows the entire time.Speak confidently and clearlyYou cant wow an interviewer with your smile over the phone, so youve got to convey enthusiasm and professionalism using your voice alone. After assessing a baseline competence, phone interviewers are “rst and foremost judging your level of interest in the role itself. Nothing is worse than a monotone, dull conversation. So try to speak clearly and with a level of enthusiasm about the opportunity. Variation in speech is important for points of emphasis, and you should apply the same principle to 5 steps to mastering phone interviewsBy JON SIMMONSMONSTER CONTRIBUTORPHONE | 11 JOBS 2 adno=719373


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Page 40 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 18, 2018 2000EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT 2005Services 2010Professional 2015Banking 2020Clerical 2025Computer 2030Medical 2035Musical 2040 Restaurant/Hotel2050SkilledTrades 2060Management 2070Sales 2090Child/Adult Care Needed 2100General 2110Part-time/ Temp 2115Home Based Business 2120Seeking Employment 2005 SERVICES WANT A BETTER JOB, GETAPROFESSIONALRESUMESARASOTA/CHARLCO. 941-214-5257 2010 PROFESSIONAL CITY OF PUNTA GORDA POLICE DEPARTMENT PD RECORDSSPECIALISTSTARTINGSALARY: $29,120 VISITWWW.PGORDA.US, CAREEROPPORTUNITIESCOPG ISANEOE / VP & DFWP 2020 CLERICAL/OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT $10/HR ENERGETIC, OUTGOING. DETAILORIENTEDTEAMPLAYER, GENERALSPORTSKNOWLEDGE, PROFICIENTEXCEL ANDWORD, DAILYFUNCTIONSOF OFFICE. OPPORTUNITYFOR ADVANCEMENT. SUBMITRESUMESTOSPRINGTRAINING@BRAVES.COM 2030 MEDICAL CENTURION OF FL Has FT & PT opportunities for Mental Health Professionals at Charlotte Correctional Institution in Punta Gorda and Desoto Annex in Arcadia. Apply online at or contact Katie Hogan at 703-245-9047 or CNA Weekend POSITIONS & Weekend Supervisor.Dont Miss our Large Display Ad on the surrounding pages. Douglas T. Jacobson State Veterans Home5 Star Deficiency Free Facility is looking for you! We want caring healthcare professionals to be part of our team. FULL TIME or PART TIMENURSES … CNAs …FOOD SUPPORT WORKERS941-613-0919Online: RESIDENT CARE ASSTPARTTIME/SPLITSHIFT6AM-8AM/4:45PM-6:45PM3 DAYSWK/$14/HOURINGLENOOKALF ENGLEWOOD941-474-5563 2030 MEDICAL CNAs, HHAs and CaregiversFind New Clients by Advertising Your Services in the Senior Directory Every Wednesday in The Sun Newspapers. This Feature Publishes in Charlotte, Sarasota, and Desoto Counties. Market Yourself Reach 150,000 Readers! Call 941-429-3110 for more information LPN/MA NEEDED Helgemo & Liou Pediatrics is Looking for a Full Time Employee. Must be a Team Player. Flexible Working Conditions with Competitive Salary & Benefits. 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Must be proficient with back to back color registration, folder/ 1/4 folder operations. Knowledge of autom atic pasters an d stacker operations a plus. Must be comfortable working in a fast paced, deadline and quality oriented environment. We offer health insurance, AFLAC, paid holidays, PTO, 401K. We are a drug & nicotine free workplace. Preemployment drug & nicotine screening required. Interested candidates please send your resume to Robin Marotta Production Manager TRU C K DRIVER S EQUIPMENT OPERATORS AND LABORERS DFWP Apply: DM Construction 3801 Henry St. Punta Gorda. 2100 GENERAL AREYOURETIREDANDMISSINGSOMETHINGINYOURLIFE??WEREYOURSUCCESSESINTHEWORLDHANDLEDWITHPRIDE& DETERMINATION? IFTHESETRAITSARESECONDNATURETOYOU, THENWEWOULDLIKETOTALKTOYOU! WEARESEEKINGATEAMOFREPRESENTATIVESTOREPRESENTUSASCIRCULATION SUBSCRIPTION SPECIALISTS**DEPENDABLETRANSPORTATIONISREQUIRED. WERECOGNIZETHATYOUVALUEAFLEXIBLESCHEDULE. IFINTERESTEDCONTACTJIMDEFALLE AT941-786-7676 BOAT DETAILERS NEEDED! 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Must have computer experience, be able to work in a fast paced environment and multi-tasking is a priority. We are a drug and nicotine free workplace.Ž Pre-employment drug/ nicotine testing required. Apply at: The Venice Gondolier Sun 200 E. Venice Ave Venice Florida 34285EOE Non-smoking office CUSTOMER SERVICE REPS The Charlotte Sun Newspaper has part-time openings with weekends & Holidays required. We are seeking reliable, flexible, pleasant people with good phone skills, personality and the ability to handle customer relations. Computer experience mandatory, must be able to work in a fast-paced work environment. We are a drug & nicotine free workplace Pre-employment drug/nicotine testing required Email resume to tdoran@sun Or Apply in Person 23170 Harborview Road Charlotte Harbor Mon.-Fri. EOE Non Smoking Office FISH CUTTER & WAREHOUSE HELP for Local Seafood Company. Good Pay!!! 941-380-9212 2100 GENERAL GROWING COMPANY is looking for good people with room for advancement. 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(941)-270-0508 OR(941)-474-2554 MAILROOMTHE CHARLOTTE SUN NEWSPAPERPart-time positions available. No Experience necessary. Be able to lift at least 20 lbs., willing to work flexible hours, able to work days or evenings.To fill out an Application Apply in person Mon.-Fri. 9-5 The Charlotte Sun Newspaper 23170 Harborview Road Charlotte Harbor, FL Please, No Phone Calls We are a drug and nicotine free workplace Pre-employment drug and nicotine te sting req uired MAINTENANCE STAFF P/T Knowledge in Electric, Pool & General Maintenance is Required. Pay Subject to Experience. Please Call 941-629-4779 V. VALENCIA HARVESTING, INC. is hiring 70 farmworkers to cultivate and harvest watermelon crops in DeSoto County, FL for a temporary period starting on 04/09/2018 and ending on 06/01/2018. The wages offered are the highest of $11.29/hr. or applicable piece rates. Two (2) months verifiable experience harvesting watermelons is required. This job requires prolonged standing, bending, stooping, and reaching. J ob is outdoors and continues in all types of weather. Workers may be requested to submit to random drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. All drug testing and background checks will occur during the interview process and will be conducted at the sole expense and discretion of the employer. Workers must be able to lift and carry 50lbs. repetitively throughout the workday. Employer guarantees wor k will be available for at least three-quarters of the period stated. Required tools supplies, and equipment will be provided at no cost to worker. Housing will be available for workers who cannot reasonably return home after each working day. Transportation and meal expenses will be provided, or reimbursed after 50% of the work contract is completed, if appropriate. Applicants should apply for the posi tion at their local State Workforce Agency office. 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The Sun /Sunday, March 18, 2018 E/N/C Page 41 1000REAL ESTATEWe Are Pledged To The Letter And Spirit of U.S. Policy For The Achievement Of Equal Housing Opportunity Throughout The Nation. We Encourage And Support An Affirmative Advertising And Marketing Program In Which there Are No Barriers To Obtaining Housing Because of Race, Color, Religion, Sec, Handicap, Familial Status Or National Origin.Ž REAL EST A TE 1010 16501010Open House 1015 Real Estate Auctions 1020Homes/General For Sale 1030Waterfront Homes For Sale 1031 Foreclosures For Sale 1035 Golf Course Community For Sale 1040Condos/Villas For Sal e 1060Townhouses For Sale 1070Duplexes For Sale 1075Tri-Plex For Sale 1080Apartments For Sale 1090Mobile Homes For Sal e 1100Interval Ownership 1100 Out of Area Homes For Sale 1115Trade/Exchange 1120Wanted To Buy RENT 1205 Lease Option 1210 Homes 1240Condos/Villas 1280 Townhouses 1300Duplexes 1320Apartments 1330Hotel/Motel 1340Mobile Homes 1345Misc. 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OPEN BY APPOINTMENT 356 SEA GRAPE RD VENICE LOVELY2BR/2BAHOMEWITH2 CARGARAGE, LARGE SCREENEDINSUNROOMONLY$189,900Debra Villari 609-458-4627Berkshire Hathaway 67 OAKLAND HILLS CT ROTONDA WEST 33947 OPEN SATURDAY NOON-4One of a kind Rotonda Golf Course Pool Home on 1.5 lots 1983 Built 1744 sq ft with Vaulted ceilings and clerestory windows. Tiled through out awesome views and privacy on this quiet cul-de-sac street. $199,900 FLA GOLF PROPERTIES INC 941-698-4653 1010 OPEN HOUSE 68 OAKLAND HILLS CT ROTONDA WEST 33947 OPEN BY APPT.Classic Florida Golf-Course Pool Home 3 Bed 2 Bath 2 Car Garage located along the 3rd fairway of Rotonda Hills Course on a quiet cul-de-sac street. Updated and well maintained. Offered @ $219,500 byFLA GOLF PROPERTIES INC 941-698-4653 OPEN SUN 1-4PM 6952 PAN AMERICAN BLVD REDUCED TO $549,900 CUSTOM BUILT ESTATE 3100SQFT. 4BREDROOMS3 BATH, WITHJUNIORSUITEDOCK& BOATLIFTONTHEMYAKAHUTCHRIVER. NOBRIDGESTOGULF, ALLSOLID HARDWOODFLOORS, HEATED INGROUNDPOOLWITHSPA, Debra Villari 609-458-4627Berkshire Hathaway ADVANTAGE REALTY INC.OPEN HOUSE TODAY12PM 3PM4650 Sunburst Ave., N.P. $169,900 3 Bdrm, 2 Bath, 2 car Garage (N on 41, R onto Sumter, R on Sylvania, L on Crittendon, R on Sunburst)941-255-5300 DEEP CREEKOPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1-4PM 1493 Navigator Road Beautiful NEW Construction Home on Deep Creek golf course. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 3 car garage, 2,000 sq.ft. All Custom Upgrades. $299,900 941-626-7682 FIVE STAR REALTY OPEN HOUSEStop by Five Star Realty to pick up a home tour flyer with directions.ŽSUNDAY 3/18/2018: 25142 Palisade Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33983, 12:00PM-3:00PM 3640 Bal Harbor Blvd #534, Punta Gorda, FL 33950, 1:00PM-3:00PM 1780 Deborah Drive #19, Punta Gorda, FL 33950, 1:00PM-3:00PM 23356 Weaver Avenue, Port Charlotte, FL 33954, 1:00PM-3:00PMF OR MORE INFORMATION AND PHOTOS VISIT : WWW FIVESTARREALTY COM / BLOG / NORTH PORT SUN. 1-4PM 5863 S Cranberry Blvd., 3/2/2 Poolon Freshwater canal w/dock. Split plan w/Great Room Concept. $234,000 MINDY BUCKLEY, Bishop West Real Estate 941-468-1118 FINDYOUR BESTFRIEND INTHE CLASSIFIEDS! OPEN SAT-SUN 11-4 9902 Gulfstream Blvd Englewood. 2/2/2 Newly Remodeled, Granite, S/S Appliances, New Carpet. Open Concept Floor plan. Updated Roof, Move-in Ready! $195,900 516-203-6486 1010 OPEN HOUSE OPEN SAT.-SUN. 12PM-4PM 342 Monaco Dr. P.G.I. 3/2.5/2 3,300sf. 80 WATERFRONT Home. Heated Infinity Pool w/ Waterfalls & Infinity Stone Spa. LP Gas, Fireplace, Impact Windows $725,000 518-810-5070 OPEN SUN 1-4PM WOODMERE AT JACARANDA VENICE 3730 CADBURYCIR. VENICEUNITS REDUCED TO SELL #324 TO274,900 2100 SQFT3 BEDROOM21/2 BATHCONDOW/WOOD FLOORINGTHRUOUTTHEUNIT#306 TO153,000 DESIRABLETURNKEYUNITŽW/BALCONYANDEXTRADIN-INGROOMAREA. GREATFORASNOWBIRDOREMPTYNESTER. FEESINCLUDE: WATER, SEWER, BASICCABLE, BLDG.INSURANCE, AND2X A YEARAC MAINTENANCE. GATED55 RETIREMENTCOM-MUNITYWITHELEVATORS ANDSOCIALMEET& GREETS. CLUBMEMBERSHIP, ISOP-TIONALMAKEYOURAPTTO SEETODAY, CALLDEBRAA VILLARIPLLC AT941-207-5057Berkshire Hathaway OPEN SUN. 12PM-4PM VENICEON THE ISLAND 153 Vista Rd. Immaculate 1/1, $290./mo. Lot Rent, 55+, $42K obo (317)-750-4022 OPEN SUNDAY 1-4PM 6650 Lino Rd, North Port. Duck Key Island3 Bed/2 Bath, Waterfront, Pool, 32 ft Dock w/7000lb. Lift w/ Electric & Water Call Agent Tracy Cameron 941224-6090 Keller Williams Island Life Real Estate OPEN SUNDAY 12 3PM Punta Gorda Isles Condo 197 Tropicana Dr. Unit 1511 Punta Gorda 33950 BEST PRICE in Tarpon Cove $325,000, 2 bdrm plus den and 2 car garage. Over 2000 sq ft. Move in ready, beautiful, lovely lakeview! Nice lanai, plantation shutters, lots of storage. Stop, Look, Buy! CALL PAT WALKER 941-276-4674 REMAX ANCHOR REALTY SUN. 03/18/1811-3PM 2980 Alwood St., N.P. Half acre 3/2/2, Living & Family Room. Whole House R/O System. $247,000 Mary Oliveri, REALTOR 941-525-4042 SUN. 03/18/18 1-4PM 6851 Pan American Blvd, N.P. Rarely available 3/2 2,117SF, gulf access Duck Key home on desired point lot. Victor Sands, REALTOR 941-225-9912 F i n d y o u r B e s t F r i e n d i n t h e C l a s s i f i e d s PORT CHARLOTTE SUN.12-4 114 Graham St SW Waterfront 3bd/3ba oversized garage, Dock, Boat Lift, Pool. $489,900 Curt Cooke Generous Property Inc. 941-232-1899 1010 OPEN HOUSE Resort Style 55+ Community OPEN HOUSE WED 10-2P 27110 Jones Loop, PG Preview our homes @ 941-575-6220 VENICE WOODMERE LAKES Waterfront View From The Front Door! OPEN SUN 1-4, 4107 HEMINGWAYDRIVE, SPACIOUS2241 SF, 3BR /2B /2CG. RE-PLUMBED, NEW4-TONA/C & WATERHEATER. REMODELEDKIT. & ROMANSHOWER. 1 YRHOMEWARR. $308,000 941-928-0902 1020 HOUSES FOR SALE $169,900. New Custom Homes From $169,900. on Your Lot or Ours. Custom 3/2/2, 1600+ sf., Classic Series. Prompt Delivery. Reliance Project Mgm`t Call Today For Plans & Your Tour! CGC#1512533 941-468-8300 FSBO Port Charlotte Spacious 4BR/2BATH ranch features vaulted ceilings, ceiling fans, tile & laminate floors. Separate granny suite w/private entrance and full kitchen. All rooms cable ready. Shown by appt. only. 941-966-3335 $194,500 SELLING YOUR HOME, CONDO, OR LOT? WE CAN HELP YOU. Advertise your home, condo, or lot with us and reach over 150,000 readers in Charlotte, Sarasota, & DeSoto Counties and online everyday. Ask about our 90 day special. Call one of our classified experts for all the details at 866-463-1638 Realtors Welcome! 3/2.5/2 1199 Cielo Court Just Reduced! Like new maintenance-free Willow Chase home w panoramic lake views. $404,000 941-350-2182 C a s h i n w i t h C l a s s 518 Boundary Blvd, Rotonda West 3/2/2 Pool Home on Canal $333,900 Sharon Rodgers 941-716-7731 REALTOR Michael Saunders & Co. BISCAYNE BREEZE FROM$189,900 COMPLETE. NEW3-2-2, WITHHUGELANAI/OVERSIZED2 CARGARAGEWITHCITY WATER, LOCATEDIN"X" FLOODZONEON80 X125HOMESITE. CALLFORFLOOR PLANSANDYOURTOURTODAY! RELIANCEPROJECTMANAGEMENT, LLCCGC #1512533 941-468-8300 1020 HOUSES FOR SALE BURNT STORE MEADOWS PUNTA GORDA $285,000 Built strong in 2004, this lovely, beautifully maintained 3 bd, 2 bath, 2 car gar, pool and spa home is located in a quiet cul de sac. Almost 1900 sq ft, great room plan split bedrooms, nicely landscaped. Can be sold furnished!! DON'T MISS OUT!! Call Pat Walker 941-276-4674 REMAX Anchor Realty CUSTOM HOME 42 MEDALIST ROAD, ROTONDA WEST NEW3-2-2 WITHSPLITLAYOUT,OPENFLOORPLAN, OVERSIZED2 CARGARAGE, LOCATEDINAN"X" FLOODZONE, CITYSEWER/WATER, GORGEOUSPOOL ANDCAGE, SPRINGDELIVERY$279,900 RELIANCEPROJECTMANAGEMENT, LLCCGC # 1512533 CALLTODAYFORFLOORPLANS ANDYOURPERSONALTOUR941-468-8300 C LA SSIFI E D W O R KS! DEEP CREEK 1493 Navigator Road Beautiful NEW Construction Home on Deep Creek golf course. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 3 car garage, 2,000 sq.ft. All Custom Upgrades. $299,900 941-626-7682 I CAN BEATANY COMMISSIONWHENYOULISTYOURHOMEWITHME. JEFFRUNYAN941-979-2843 RE/MAXPALM NORTH PORT3/2/2 3838 WEIDMANAVE. BEAUTIFULLYUPDATEDPOOLHOMEONTRIPLECITYWATERLOT. HEATEDPOOL, PAVERDECK, SIDEENTRYGARAGE, NEWA/C. OWNERLIC. REALTOR. $295,000. 941-350-7750 NORTH PORT 3/2/2 built in 2005, 1317SF Split floor plan and vaulted ceilings. Master suite w/Walk in Closet. View Lanai from Dining & Bdrm to Privacy Fenced Backyard. Recently updated & Newer A/C. Quiet street $185,000 By Owner 815-505-8597 North Port 3740 Santana St. $300K QUALITY & ELEGANCE can be found throughout this exquisite 2100 SF 3/2.5/2 heated SALTWATER POOL home on CITY WATER & SEWER! Perfection ... Top to bottom ... Inside and out! Patty Gillespie, Remax Anchor 941-875-2755 REDUCED NORTH PORT 7818 Taplin Ave $259K A PACKAGE OF SUPERLATIVES! Great location. Quality construction. Meticulously maintained. Easy living all wrapped up in this gorgeous 1800 SF Windemere 3/2/2 with pool and heated waterfall spa on fully fenced lot. Patty Gillespie Remax Anchor 941-875-2755 1020 HOUSES FOR SALE PARADISE PARKONEONLYHASTOEXPERIENCE ONEOFTHEMANYGREAT ACTIVITIESINANDAROUNDPUNTAGORDATOHAVE CONSIDEREDHOWNICEIT WOULDBETOSPENDMORE THANASHORTVISIT. WEHERE ATPARADISEPARKCONDOASSOCIATION, A20 MINUTE RIDETODOWNTOWNPUNTAGORDA, HAVEBEENABLETO ESCAPETHENORTHERN WINTERSANDENJOYTHE AREASACTIVITIESBYOWNING OUROWNCONDOSFOR$2KAYEARPLUSELECTRICITY. SEVERALLONG-TERMRESIDENTS WILLNOTBEABLETORETURN NEXTYEAR. SO, WEARE ADVER TISINGAN-END-OF-SEASONSALE. THEPRICES RANGEFROM$28K TO$41KFORTOTALLYFURNISHEDAIRSTREAMCONDOS. ANYIN-TEREST/QUESTIONSCHECKOUT THEPARADISEPARKWEBSITE:HTTP://WWW.PARADISEPARK.US ANDTHENCALLMACAT(412) 554-1190. H.L. MCMURTRIE ENTERPRISES LLC, ET AL. PORT CHARLOTTE $209,500 Almost NEW, Best Price!! Built in 2015. Villa Milano is a lovely gated, deed restricted community so convenient to all things! The 1874 sq ft 3 bd, 2 bath, 2 car gar home enjoys a huge 10x30 screened lanai. Call Pat Walker 941-276-4674 REMAX Anchor Realty PORT CHARLOTTE 15349 Mille Fiore Blvd., LIKE NO OTHER! ABSOLUTE BEST LOCATION IN NW Port Charlotte's expanding GATED COMMUNITY of Villa Milano, Spectacular custom 1-owner Mediterranean design 2200 SF LIGHT, BRIGHT, open great room comcept with formal dining room, 3-Bedrooms + Den/Office. Additional lot on right available for $45K! Low HOA ($98/MO) $350,000 Patty Gillespie Remax Anchor 941-875-2755 PORT CHARLOTTENEW CONTRUCTION JUST COMPLETED! Almost 1700 sq ft, 3 bd, 2 bath 2 car gar. Tiled throughout! Granite counters, stainless appliances, soft close drawers and doors, pavers on driveway and walkways and lanai. Great neighborhood! $249,500 Call Pat Walker 941-276-4674 REMAX Anchor Realty ASKUS HOWyoucanplaceaPICTUREofyourite m forsale inyour classifiedad! PORT CHARLOTTE24531 Sunrise Dr. Suncoast Lakes, gated, deed restricted community offers this pristine, upgraded, 2051 sq ft home with panoramic lake view, 161 ft on the water! Huge lanai (800 sq ft), 3 bdrms, plus den, 2 baths, 2 car garage. Dont miss this one!! $289,900 Call Pat Walker 941-276-4674 REMAX Anchor Realty PENDING PORT CHARLOTTE Meticulous 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath Pool Home in Gated Suncoast Lakes. Built in 2009. Granite Counters in Kitchen, Tile Floors, Lots of Storage, Lovely Lake View. $279,900 Call Pat Walker, 941-276-4674 REMAX Anchor Realty 5JOBS/CLASSIFIEDS


Page 42 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 18, 2018 1020 HOUSES FOR SALE PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2/2 POOL HOME. TOTALLYRENOVATED! 1,458 SF., NEWTILETHROUGHOUT, ALLOPEN& AIRY. LOTSOFPRIVACY. $245,900. ELLENMCCARTHY, 941-235-5648 COLDWELLBANKERSUNSTAR PORT CHARLOTTE Suncoast Lakes Deed Restricted gated community is home to this beautiful, upgraded and tastefully decorated home with many custom features! 3 bd plus den/office, 2 baths, expanded brick paver lanai, 2 car gar. 2213 sq ft of living space. Master bath has totally been redone and is stunning, windows and sliders are IMPACT glass! $249,500You won't be disappointed!Call Pat Walker 941-276-4674 RE MAX Anchor Realty Getthe Getthe WordoutWordoutAdvertise Advertise inthe inthe Classifieds! Classifieds! PUNTA GORDA ISLES luxury ground floor Villa, in Tarpon Cove. 3 bdrm 2 bath, 2 car gar. with lovely lake view. Spacious, over 2000+ sq ft open floor plan. Well appointed large kitchen. Lovely lanai, lots of storage. Immaculate. Great Price $325,000 FIRM PATWALKER941-276-4674 REMAX ANCHOR REALTY 1030 WATERFRONT HOMES 1778 BAYSHORE DR. $1,299,500.00 GATEDESTATEONLEMONBAY ISLIKETHREEHOUSESINONE! INSPIREDBYBEAURIVAGERESORT. WHATYOUFINDONCE YOUGETHEREWILLMAKEYOU WANTTOSTAY. NANCYHYDE PARSLEY-BALDWINREALTYCELL941.539.9616 1778 BAYSHORE DR. $1,299,500.00 GATEDESTATEONLEMONBAY ISLIKETHREEHOUSESINONE! INSPIREDBYBEAURIVAGERESORT. WHATYOUFINDONCE YOUGETHEREWILLMAKEYOU WANTTOSTAY. NANCYHYDE PARSLEY-BALDWINREALTYCELL941.539.9616 GULF COVE RIVERFRONTCOMMUNITY2/2/1 WATERFRONTHOMEWITHPOOL. SECONDSTOMYAKKARIVEROFFEREDATAPHENOMENALPRICEOF$270,000. CALLFORYOURPRIVATESHOWING! KELLIORMAUREEN941-625-7653 OCEANPARTNERSREALESTATE One of the most inexpensive Newest WATERFRONT homes on the market! 2006 POOL HOME 3/2/2 with over 1,700 SqFt of Living Area. Nice Upgrades throughout and goregous expansive water views! Only 1 Mile and 1 bridge to the open waters of the Charlotte Harbor and Gulf of Mexico! Listed at: $329,000Brady McGuire941-204-5840 RE/MAX Palm Realty PORT CHARLOTTE 4/4/2 BOATERS DREAM! Well-maintained waterfront pool home with over 3000 sf! $515,000 Jackie Thornberry Harbor Coast Realty 941-740-4580 PUNTA GORDA 3/2/2 FOR SALE BY OWNERLowest price Burnt Store Isles Waterfront HouseSolar heated pool, Dock/lift, Vacant, Super street $449,000 732-666-8566 1030 WATERFRONT HOMES PUNTA GORDAISLES 324 Palm Isles Ct. Custom home built in 2015 Open floor plan, three bedrooms, den, Large lanai, pool and gourmet kitchen, Oversized three car garage. Minutes to Charlotte Harbor. $689,000 Call 630-606-9300 ROTONDA 3/2/2 Waterfront home with large fenced in yard. Furniture and Appliances included. By Owner $189,900 941-662-6250 1035 GOLF COURSE COMMUNITY North Port 5394 White Ibis Heron Creek MLS#C7237291 PRICED FOR IMMEDIATE SALE GORGEOUS 3/2/2 1600+ SF VILLA OVERLOOKING LAKE IN EXQUISITE GATED GOLF COMMUNITY! Kitchen with solid surface countertops. MAINTENANCE-FREE, RESORT LIFESTYLE! Unbeatable at just $200,000 Patty Gillespie, Remax Anchor 941-875-2755 SOLD 1040 CONDOS/VILLAS FOR SALE COASTAL CAPE HAZE LUXURY CONDO STUNNING2B/2BA W/OVERSIZEDPRIVGARAGE,SUPER-SIZEPRIVSTORAGE ROOM& FULLLAUNDRY. TOTALLYREFURBISHED! ALLNEWSTAINLESSAPPLI-ANCES, WATERHEATER, ALL NEWTROPICALFURNITURE&ACCESSORIES. TURNKEY READYTOTHELASTDETAIL. EVERYWHEREYOULOOKISNEW! GATED, POOL, SPA,TENNIS& PICKLEBALL, CLUBHOUSE& LOTSMORE. ACTQUICKLY, ONLY$169,900. ONLYMINUTESTOBEACH&BAY(JUSTACROSSTHE STREET!) 941-769-0200 DEEP CREEK CONDO $85,500 2 bdrm, 2 baths ground floor unit, tile floors, new carpet in 2nd bdrm. You cannot beat this price!! Pat Walker 941-276-4674 REMAX Anchor Realty HERITAGE LAKE PARK-PG 3/2/2-LAKEFRONTVIEWSPACIOUS1,890 SQ.FTLOTSOFUPGRADESREDUCEDTO$224,900 BARBMCHENRY941-833-1667COLDWELLBANKERSUNSTARREALTY HERITAGE OAK PARK-PC 3/2, 2NDFLOOR. SPACIOUS1,289 SQ. FT. A/C. ALMOSTTOTALLYUPDATEDSINCE2014. WOODED& TENNISCOURTVIEW. REDUCEDTO$149,900 BARBMCHENRY941-833-1667COLDWELLBANKERSUNSTARREALTY PENDING HERITAGE OAK PARK-PC Lakefront 3Br, 2Ba, 2nd Floor. Spacious 1,207SF A/C, Excellent Condition! One Owner! Carport/Elevator-$165,000BARBMCHENRY941-833-1667COLDWELLBANKERSUNSTARREALTY NORTH PORT 3/2/2 INVILLASOFSABALTRACE. LARGELANAI1487 SQFTU/A. MAIN-TENENCEFREE, HIIMPACTWIN-DOWS, HURRICANEPROTECTION. ALL APPLIANCESHVAC ANDHOTWATER HEATERUPDATED. FULLYFURNISHED. MOVE-INREADY. $217,000 941-429-2211 To Advertise in The Showcase of Homes Please Call 866-463-1638 or Email; 1040 CONDOS/VILLAS FOR SALE NORTH PORT 5627 Hidden Oak Court. Beautiful Heron Creek Villa, built in 2003 with 2bdrm 2 baths plus den, 1657 sq ft with lovely lanai and 2 car garage, larger lot 13,174 sq ft. Maintenance included in fee and furniture negotiable. $185,000 Pat Walker 941-276-4674 REMAX Anchor Realty Penthouse at Vivante in Punta Gorda Isles 2 bed, 2.5 bath, Garage. Harbor & Lake Views Jeff Richards SUN Realty 941-875-3366 Private showings PORT CHARLOTTE HERITAGE OAK PARK, BEAUTIFULGATEDCOMMUNITY. 1024SF, 2/2 SCREENED, TILEDLANAI. OPENFLOORPLAN. FRESHLYPAINTED. WELLMAIN-TAINED. RARELYAVAILABLE1STFLOORLAKEVIEW! CONVENIENTCOVEREDPARKING. ALLAMENITIES. FULLTIMESOCIALDIRECTOR. BUILTIN2004. UPGRADES! $149,900 ELLENMCCARTHY(941)-235-5648 COLDWELLBANKERSUNSTAR Y Y ouSa ouSa ve ve BigBuc BigBuc ks ks Shopping Shopping Classifieds! Classifieds! PRIVATE WINTER GET-AWAY RENTTHISLIKENEWŽ VERY LARGE, 2 BED/2 BATHPRIVATE HOME. BEAUTIFULLYAPPOINTED ANDTURN-KEY. HEATEDPOOL. CAPEHAZEAREAJUSTMINUTES TOBOCAGRANDE. SOCLOSETO MANYBEACHES& BAY. BRINGYOUR BOAT. PRIVATEGARAGE. LARGE DECKW/LAKEVIEW. RENTINGOCTOBER2018 THROUGHMARCH2019. ALSOAVAILABLETOPURCHASE.CALL941-769-0200 PUNTA GORDA ISLES 2/2/1 2nd Floor Sailboat Waterfront Condo w/ Granite Counters, Crown Moulding Throughout, Designer Trims on Windows & Doors, Boat Dock, Seawall, Community Pool & MORE! $275,000. 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As is $11,000 1095 MANUFACTURED HOMES FOR SALE 2692 NE HIGHWAY 70 ARCADIA 55+ Active Community March Madness MODEL Home Sale! 1 Year Free Golf & Maintenance Fee! Call for Details! Ted 800-538-2590 $49,900!!! Wow Better hurry if you want a great deal in beautiful Riverside Oaks. Owner says sell it now!Ž Nice 2/2 1200 sq ft sectional all appliances. Too many options to mention! Call Kathy today to see this rare find! 941-626-6821 NEW 3/2 DblWide Delivered & Set-Up on Your Lot w/ Skirting, Steps & Air! Only $55,995. + Tax. Financing For ALL Credit Scores Avail! Prestige Homes, Punta Gorda 941-637-1122 P O RT C HARL O TTE HARBOR LAKESlake front A grand view at Lot 28! 1br, Washer & dryer. Lg. Storage room and Scr. Porch FOR SALE BY OWNER 330-5568464 or 941-624-5305 Seizethesales withClassified! PURCHASE A NEW HOME AND PAY $99/MONTH LOT RENT FOR YOUR FIRST YEAR PLUS A FREE SCREENED IN PORCH! 55+ COMM. W/ AMENITIES! 701 AQUIESTADRPUNTAGORDA, 33950 BUTTONWOODVILLAGE.COM941-212-1516 1210 HOMES FOR RENT 2/2/1 Lanai, Carpet, Sultana St., P.C. $975/Mo 3/2/1 Carpet & Tile, Silverbell Dr., P.C. $1000/Mo 3/2/2 Tile & Carpet, Fenced Yard, Blaisdell St., P.C., $1000/Mo 3/2/2 Pool & Lawn Service Inc., SW Canal, La Salina Ct., PGI $1600/Mo*We Welcome NEW Listings* AWARD WINNINGSUNBELT MGT. SERVICES RENTALS COMPLETE LISTINGS (941) 764-7777 NEED A RENTAL Paradise Properties & Rentals, Inc 941-625-RENT P O RT C HARL O TTE UNFUR-NISHED. LG. SAILBOATCANALHOME. NEWSEAWALL& DOCK. 3/2/2 OPENFLOORPLAN, SUNROOM. LGWALK-INCLOSETS. ALLAPPLIANCES, BONUSRM. $1,650/MONOPETS941-629-4557 8AM-8PM 1240 CONDOS/VILLAS FOR RENT P O RT C HARL O TTE 2 / 2 No Pets. Avail. 2/1 $850/Mo. Water incl. 1st, Last, Sec. 941-380-9212 VENICE ISLAND3-4 OFFICES + PRIV. BATHGROUND LEVEL 1000sf $1350/mo Call 941-587-7828 1320 APARTMENTS FOR RENT NORTH PORTWARMMINERALSPRINGS1 or 2 Bedroom, Furn. All Incl. 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FRI SUN 8 3 2369 Ed nor St. Tiger Oak Table with Eagle Claw and Crystal Ball Feet, Old Radios, Royal Bonn Clock, Fenton Mikassa China set, 2001 Truck & more. S ATS UN 9 -5 3 4 2 5 S unrise Trail. Sm Woodworking Machinery, Jointer, Planer, Sander, Table Saw, much more! 6005 PUNTA GORDA AREA GARAGE SALES FRI. 03/23 8-12PM & SAT. 03/24 8-10AM 1245 Partridge Dr. ESTATE SALE Assisted by the Isles Girls & Guys. (Aqui Esta Dr; Left on Bal Harbor Blvd; Left on Albatross Dr; Right on Whippoorwill Blvd; Right on Partridge Dr) Sofa; Loveseat; Chairs; 2 End Tables; Coffee Table; Small Desk; Lamps; Pictures; Entertainment Unit; Kenmore Vacuum Cleaner; Small Refrigerator; Kitchen Aid Mixer; Dishes; Table & 4 Chairs; Loveseat ; Coffee & 2 End Tables; 2 Bar Stools; 52Ž Projection TV; Twin Beds; Dresser; Lanai Table & 6 Chairs; Storage Cabinet; Pressure Washer; Printer; Tool Bench; Vacuum; Miscellaneous Kitchen & Garage Items. Please check out our website This website has a description of all of our upcoming sales. Buyers are responsible for the removal of their purchased items. Our cashiers have information regarding independent movers. 6006 NORTH PORT AREA GARAGE SALES FRI S AT S UN 8 3 6517 Kenwood Dr Selling entire contents of home and garage. Dont Miss out! 6008 ROTONDA AREA GARAGE SALES JIMS ESTATE SALE SAT 9-3 SUN 9-2 553 ROTONDA CIRCLE CONTENTS OF HOME EVERYTHINGLIKEBRANDNEW! 6020 AUCTIONS JACK ROBILLARD, Auctioneers & Appraisers (941)-575-9758 6020 AUCTIONS ESTATE AUCTION FT OGDEN March 24 10AM Dragline, Dump Truck, Massey Ferguson Tractor, Case Backhoe, Ship ping Container, Bridge Timbers, Tools, Reloader, Industrial Fans, Planer, Radial Arm Saw, Heav y Duty Scroll Saw and a lot more. Dump Truck does have a title. All equipment ran but has been sit ting for years. Previews at 9AM info 863-494-1888 or 863-990 6898 pictures go to auctionzip or FaceBook to Mike Ragan Auc tioneer, AB1994 AU2723 SAT MARCH 24TH @10 AM 12621 BACCHUSROADPORTCHARLOTTE. FANTASTIC Lowrey SU500 Organ. Slot Machine, Vacuums Brand New. Samsung French Door Fridge, plus knick knacks, household & More! #25770 for pics. 10% BP. Cash, Ck, CC Jack Robillard Auctioneer 941-575-9758 AU3437 AB2632 6025 ARTS AND CRAFTS A RTI S T C U S T O M FRAME 24X18 $15 941-629-4857 JIGSAW PUZZLES 1000 p i ece, Hometown, Charles Wysocki each $3 941-662-9191 KNIFE KIT S ET, X-Acto Like new with all accessories. $25 941-629-6374 P O TTERY G LAZE SCO NE 6 glazes, greenware and bisque text $200 941-270-7799 P O TTERY T OO L S Everything u need for thrown and slab work text me $200 941-270-7799 6030 HOUSEHOLD GOODS A REA RU G 4 x 7 Tan good condition and quality $60 941-697-0940 A REA RU GS 2 Plush O rientals: pink w/fringe, 56Žx38Ž oval & 42Ž rnd, Ea $40 941-743-2656 A RM C HAIR Ethan Allen pine cushioned, a steal, must see! $35 941-639-1517 BED B O X spring adjustable metal frame pine head board $30 941-214-8188 BED WI C KER queen new never used sealy pillow top mattressbox $275 239-209-7630 BED MATTRESS & BOX New Will Sell $100. 941-629-5550 C ANI S TER S ET 3 pcs. snacks, goodies, treatsŽ. box. $15 941-235-2203 C ANNI S TER S ET 4 new black ceramic. Tight lids. PERFECT STORAGE! $10 941-258-2016 D OO R BEAUTIFUL stained glass door $500; VICTORIAN MARBLE TABLES $250/ea 941-380-7224 EN G LI S H C HINA S ET S T REGIS setting for 12, 95 pcs $100, OBO 941-426-6645 FI S HNET DE CO R Lg container fishnet & floaters $10 765-730-0510 FREEZER, C HE S T G E 5 C F In excellent condition. Works great looks new $100 941-697-2163 G RIDDLE C ool Touch Base Presto 10 1/2Ž X 20 1/2 cook area $15 941-769-3475 HOME GENERATOR GENERAC 1 6 KW whole house standby generator. 200 amp automatic transfer switch. Natural gas or LP. Includes 20+ feet of all nec essary wiring. Brand new, never used. Over $4,000 invested. $3,200, OBO 843-901-8327 KIN G S IZE C U S T O M made quilt Green and red patches reverseable $75 810-766-3266 LIGHTHOUSES SET Of 5 6Ž tall nice $10, OBO 941-356-0129 MATTRE SS Q UEEN & B O X. Brand New Will Sell $175. Also Have KING. 941-629-5550 MI C R O WAVE PANA SO NI C 1200 watt. $25 941-497-5825 MIRR O R S VINTA G E bar room beer & wine etc man cave stuff $25 941-214-8188 FREE MERCHANDISE ADS!! WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE! To Place a FREE Merchandise Ad Go to: Click on Place Ad. If You`ve Advertised Online with Us Before or Not Just Click Register and Follow the Prompts. FREE Ads are for Merchandise UNDER $500. and the Ad Must be Placed Online by You. One Item Per Ad, the Ad Must be 3 Lines or Less, Price Must Appear in the Ad. Your Ad Will Appear Online for 7 Days and in Print Wednesday ThroughSunday. Some Restrictions Do Apply. LIMIT 5 FREE ADS PER WEEK Need To Place a Classified Ad? Enter Your Classified Ad and Pay With Your Credit Card 24 Hours a Day, 7 Daysa Week. O IL PAINTIN G 4 2 X54, BEAUTIFUL, MUST SEE! VERY REDUCED! $175 941-639-1517 Q N S PREAD S HAM S S KIRT DRAPES ETC TAUPE/ROSE 8PC W RODS $100 941-587-8870 6030 HOUSEHOLD GOODS Q UARTZ INFRARED HEATER LifeSmart Remote Control up to 1800 sq ft. $80 941-769-3475 REFRIGERATOR GE w hi te s id e by-side new ice maker, works great! $175 941-423-3031 R O TI SS ERIE also oven & grill all in one box. $35 941-235-2203 S TANLEY LANDER S Frary, & Clark hot & cold carafe unbreak able-super! $20 941-639-1517 TERRA CO TTA S TATUE S 26 Ž boy $40, 14Ž girl $20, strawberry pot $20 941-743-2656 V I C T O RIAN KNIT table cloth Two 59 x 77 inch White each $19 941-575-7011 WHITE WICKER TWIN HB/FRM MT/BS DB/DR NS HI/BY Mir $495 941-408-7535 WINDOW TREATMENT TAUPE SCALLOPED DESIGN, ROD INCL. $25 941-587-8870 W IND O W TREATMENT S TAUPE 4 WINDOWS WOOD RODS $125 941-587-8870 W IND O W VALAN C E S TRIPED, BALOON STYLE WIDE ROD INCL. $35 941-587-8870 6035 FURNITURE ACC ENT C HAIR S (2) Brown, Camel, Off White excel Condi $150 941-276-5756 A RM C HAIR solid cherry arms & legs, coral cushions, excellent 27x27x24 $80 941-743-2656 BAKER S RA C K LIKE NEW, DARK METAL, GLASS SHELVES. $65 941-475-1873 BAR STOOLS Blk w / b ac k s Great condition! 30Ž seat $175, OBO 941-830-8014 BED FRAME S( 4 ) steel on casters adjustable twin full queen size each $35 941-275-5837 BED MATTRESS & BOX New Will Sell $100. 941-629-5550 BEDR OO M S ET Dresser w/m, High Boy & 2 Night Stands $150, OBO 941-426-6645 B OO K C A S E SO LID W OO D, 3 shelves, 3 drawers, 72H x 30W x 18D $80 941-743-2656 C A S UAL TABLE S 8 wood & 1 wrought iron, Good to A+ cond, $15 $40 941-743-2656 C HAIR  R O WEŽ upholstered [cream] 33ŽH x 38ŽD x 38ŽW $150 734-787-0285 C HAIR S C U S HI O N, CASTERS, WOOD,STACKABLE. $5 941-497-5825 C HINA C ABINET Light wood. Mirrored back, lighted ceiling. 2 pieces. $85 941-889-7846 COCKTAIL TABLE R oun d Medium Brown Color, All Wood $50 941-257-5500 CO FFE TABLE Wooden w/matching end tables Very nice! $150 941-830-8014 COFFEE & END TABLES Skl ar Peppler 25X43Ž & 2 at 22X27Ž $75, OBO 941-426-6645 CO FFEE TABLE French provincial cultured marble top 44l 20w 14h $15 941-629-9822 CO FFEE, END TBL S S late co f fee tbl glass insert 2 slate end tbls $200 518-763-9936 CO FFEE, END TBL S S late co f fee tbl glass insert 2 slate end tbls $200 518-763-9936 CO FFEE/ S IDE TABLE S(9) various sizes and shapes starting at $20, OBO 941-202-3437 CORNER CABINET S ma ll 32Ž high, glass door, light blue $60 941-876-3878 CO U C H & RE C LINER, Matching Leather, $150. LIVING SET, 8 pc.$350941-697-6207 CO U C H BLA C K leather.V G con dition.Very comfortable.Deliver y possible. $200 248-697-8152 COUCH FABRIC a b stract b e i ge design 88X36X32 delivery available $275 941-202-3437 CO U C H LIVIN G room couch like new. 84Ž x 36Ž. Must see $475 941-979-8656 DESK METALFRAME grey /blk 30x36x20Ž top blue butterfly design $15 941-258-2016 DINETTE S ET hand-painted all wood 24Ž tabletop & 2 chairs firm $150 941-275-5837 DINETTE SET TALL wroug h t iron 30 table+2 fabric chairs like new $250 941-307-9211 DINETTE TABLE light bamboo round with 2 leaves. sits 4 to 8. $25 630-310-0643 DININ G C HAIR S 6 Ashley, newer, beige upholstered seats. $150 734-787-0285 DININ G S ET 4 8 Ž mahogany table top & 4 metal frame chairs $175 941-275-5837 DININ G S ET 54Ž glass top on column+4 fabric upholstered chairs $225 941-307-9211 DININ G S ET White, G lass top,4 armchairs $125, OBO 401-932-4770 DININ G TABLE O val Pedestal Style 65x47Ž W/4 Chairs $400, OBO 941-426-6645 DININ G C ARD AND craps table combo With drink/chip holders $140 614-378-3515 END TABLE/ CO FFEE table white wicker, glass top.very good cond $25 630-310-0643 FA C IAL S PRAYMA C HINE Oxygenating skin treatmenT $69 941-763-2581 FIRM MATTRE SS King SizeVery good shape $100 941-426-7511 GLIDER METAL g lid er w i t h cushion $40 518-763-9936 6035 FURNITURE HEADB O ARD & DRE SS ER Twin size, Light Wood. $100 941-257-5500 HEADB O ARD Q ueen seagrass h Pottery Barn, like new $200 734-787-0285 HUT C H BL O NDE O AK 2 PIE C E, NICE $195, OBO 941-626 7454 I BUY FURNITURE Or anything of value! 941-485-4964 KING FRAME SET HBFB,RAILS,Medium Oak, CALL FOR PICS $150 941-626-7454 L O VE S EAT Beauti f ul f abric cov ered Love Seat. Must see. 65Žx36Ž $350 941-979-8656 L O VE S EAT sturdy, blue f abric, 64X37X31, detachable cush ions $75, OBO 941-275-5837 MATTRESS QUEEN & BOX Brand New Will Sell $175. Also Have KING. 941-629-5550 MEMORY FOAM mattress 8Ž twin size+springbox+frame $150 941-307-9211 MOVING SALE Whole house full of furniture, Make offer FREE STUFF 941-214-8211 O AK TABLE M O NT GO MER Y COMPANY 48Ž W/ 3 LEAVES ROUND $325 941-626-7454 PATIO HIGH top ta bl e an d 2 chairs $200 609-456-8434 PATIO SET w i t h ta bl e 4 c h a i rs ornate chairs cushions. Exc. Cond. asking $90/obo 941 380-7224 RECLINER HOOKER Ivory Leather excellent $475, OBO 941-255-3241 R OC KER WIND SO R. nichols & stone. solid maple $125 941-235-2203 ROLL TOP DESK P er f ect f or computer & printer $250, OBO 941-697-1950 ROLL TOP d es k w i t h c h a i r. Perfect for computer and printer $250 941-697-1950 RU G S TARFI S H lt. blue/tans 8x10 Dalyn,custom made $475 734-787-0285 S AUDER O AK multi-use com puter desk. Space for tower, keyboard pullout, various pock ets, drawers, shelf for books. 52Wx29Dx56H $200, OBO 941-575-5169 S E C TI O NAL 5pc. All leather paid 5k sell. $475 941-629-0144 S HELVIN G UNIT RATTAN 7 2X36X12 OFF WHITE RECON DITIONED $60 941-202-3696 SO FA 8 7Ž so f a light green & brown tweed excellent condi tion $400 941-697-4943 SO FA Black leather.V G condi tion.very comfortable. Delivery possible. $200 248-697-8152 SOFA NEW Q ueen B e d pu ll out, terracotta $495 941-639-9293 TABLE 5 roun d f o ldi ng l egs, Max Chief $75 941-496-9252 TABLE w/drawer white with wheels like new $85 941-763-2581 TABLE WITH WHEEL S WHITE LIKE NEW $75 941-763-2581 TABLE, RATTAN END /accen t Glass top, height 20Ž x24x24 $25, OBO 941-356-0129 TABLEWI C KER, G LA SS top,4 chairs w/ castors, rose colored cushions $125 616-536-0106 THEATER SEATS 4 m id -cen tury fold-up theater seats $50 614-378-3515 TV ARM O IRE Bernhardt, holds 47Ž TV, 5 lrg. drawers, 4 sm. $300 734-787-0285 TV CO N SO LE dark wood. 48Ž. glass doors. like new. $85 941-235-2203 TV S TAND WI C KER White w/ 3 drawers & 1 shelf. Good cond. $35 941-889-7846 WALL MIRROR B eaut if u l (29Žx41Ž) beveled with gold frame. $25 941-889-7846 6038 ELECTRONICS DVD PLAYER S amsung, new in box model BD-JM57 $65 941-624-0928 METAL DETE C T O R WHITE S XVENTURE NEW WARRANT Y $120 770-928-2487 PH O NE S -4 S MART Phone f or Sprint Network + R850 Hotspo t $70, OBO 941-276-5756 TRA C F O NE AL C ATEL Flip Tracfone with charger. Like new. $15 941-889-7846 TURNTABLE Akai ARB110 perfect $95 941-496-9252 6040 TV/STEREO/RADIO HAM P O WERWERX DB-75 0 vhf/uhf Like new. w/RT Sys Pro grammer $150 941-268-4826 PROJECTOR SONY TV 52 INCH EXCELLENT CONDITION $59 941-763-2581 S AM S UN G HW55 0 Audio Soundbar with wireless Sub wooffer. $100 941-888-5923 T V 13 3Ž S uperson i c co l or TV Great pic & cond. Retail $110. $25 941-889-7846 TV 4 6 Ž S AM S UN G S mart T V Perfect working condition $150 310-508-8254 TV R C A CO L O R TRAKPLU S 27Ž monitor, not flat screen $30 941-303-2957 8JOBS/CLASSIFIEDS


The Sun /Sunday, March 18, 2018 E/N/C Page 45 6060 COMPUTER EQUIPMENT DUKANE PR O JE C T O R ALL ACCESSORIES & PADDED AIRLINE BAG $350 941-380-6935 KEYBOARD &MOUSE HP new never used $7, OBO 941-697-9485 LEDM O NIT O R HP used for 6 new $27, OBO 941-697-9485 LED SC REEN HP 22 Ž used les than 6 mon. new model $25, OBO 941-697-9485 P C all in one HP 2 7Ž touch screen Great shape $285, OBO 941-276-4425 6065 CLOTHING/JEWELRY ACCESSORIES HEART L OC KET, 14K Yellow Gold Fancy Scrolled Pendant $125 941-286-7337 LADIE S C LARK S 7 1/ 2 casual brown, good cond. $15 941-681-2316 LBH S CO A C HE S Under Armour L/XL lotsa stuff /polos $190, OBO 941-830-8014 LEATHER JA C KET Mens. Brown/flag on back exc. cond. $100 941-255-1845 W EDDIN G DRE SS 2pcs from England stunning $165, OBO 941-268-7571 6070 ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES 1 88 4S M O R G AN S ilver Dollar many others available $38, OBO 941-286-7337 1 9 1 2 RE CO RD Alma G luck and Louise Homer Whispering HopeŽ $30 941-258-0512 1 9 1 3 O AK WE S TERN ELE C TRIC WALLTELEPHONE$295 941-268-5067 1 9 1 6 WWI Book C olliers Photographic History of the Euro pean War $40 941-258-0512 1 9 1 8 S HEET Music Florence Milletts Somebody Stole My GalŽ $10 941-258-0512 1 92 4 PEA C E S ilver Dollar Uncirculated other Silver $ also available $37 941-286-7337 200 S ILVER War Nickles in 5 plastic tubes $200 906-399 6353 3 G RI S W O LD C A S T IR O N S KILLETS #3 #5 and #9 Skillet with cover. $120 941-485-3217 8 M O R G AN S ilver Dollars & 6 S ilver Peace Dollars Many better dates. $350 906-399-6353 ALWAYS BUYING ANTIQUES, ART, SILVER NEW ENGLAND ANTIQUES (941) 639-9338 AUNT JEMIMA Cookie Jar 1940s, text me $175 941-270-7799 BA S EBALL C ARD S 5 000 +++ collectable cards!! $25, OBO 810-210-9553 BLA C K AMERI C ANA Vintage, over 25 assorted pcs, text $200 941-270-7799 BRUN S WI C K RE CO RD PLAYER MAHOGANY CABINET, PICS $249 941-626-7454 BUYIN G O LD M O NEY SILVERCOINS & PAPER MONEY. 941-626-7785 CAST IRONSKILLETS (2) G r i s wold #3 #5 and #9 Skillet with c over. $200 941-485-3217 CAST IRON SKILLETS G r i swo ld (3) #3 #5 and #9 Skillet with cover. $200 941-485-3217 C HINA C ABINET Fantastic oak clawfoot Serpentine front China Cabinet 1st $275. (941)380-7224 COIN 1917 S wa lki ng lib erty half dollar silver Rev $25 941-214-8188 CO IN S ET C omplete 30 coin set in display folder $100 906-399-6353 CO LLE C T O R PLATE B &G Olympic Games Munich 1972 First Issue $60 941-258-0512 CO MMER C IAL SO DA dispenser six flavor dispenser pic avail. $500 609-456-8434 DU S TIN PEDR O IA AUT O GRAPHED picture JSA certificated. $50 810-210-9553 FL OO R LAMP E GG /DART, MIRROR INLAY EARLY 1920S NYC $499 941-587-8870 GO LD CO IN $ 5 Indian 1 9 11 $460 781-956-8891 GO LF ANTI Q UE Billy Burke Special wood driver. 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Blue with bag. Good sliders on back. $25 989-473-2063 WHEEL CHAIR C arex c h a i r, 4 small wheels. In great condition $60 941-697-5469 W HEEL C HAIR standard size, $75. CompressionBoots Automatic, $100. Sling for Hoyer Lift $25 941-697-7347 6110 TREES & PLANTS ALOE AGAVE b egon i a crepe myrtle fern devils backbone staghorn $5 941-202-3696 BR O MELIAD S VARI O U S kinds shapes colors and sizes in pots starting at $5 941-202-3696 C A SS IA TREE MIM OS A, L O QUAT, CORAL PLANT, in 3 gal pot $8 941-258-2016 COCO NUT TREE S $20 $3 5 3 6 tall in 5-15 gallon container $20 843-735-8912 FERTILIZER 5 0 LB, Pro f essional 8-0-10 plants, 16-0-8 grass $30 each 941-257-5500 FL O RIDA/AV OC AD O /PAPAYA/ROYALPOINCIANA/SE EDLINGS $10 941-202-3696 FRANGIPANI JATROPHA oyster pineapple pothos snake spider lily $5 941-202-3696 T O MAT O PLANT S 5-1 0 Ž Red Delicious, German Johnson, B.Boy 2/ $3 941-258-2016 Treemendous Tree, Inc. 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PINE, OAK, ORCITRUSSPLIT, BUN-DLED, ANDREADYFORTHE FIREPIT! 941-468-4372 G ERBER P OC KETKNIFE S 650 knifesheath 400 sheath exc. $30, OBO 941-697-9485 P OC KET KNIVE S G erber 6 5 0/ 400 with sheath exc. $25, OBO 941-697-9485 S WI SS ARMY KNIFE Wenger golf proŽ-new! reduced! $15 941-639-1517 TENNI S RA C KET Restring/grip your tennis racket. Call John. $20 941-697-1291 W IL SO N PR O FILE TENNI S Racket $25 941-473-4828 6131FIREARMS FORT MYERS ANTIQUE MILITARY, CIVIL WAR & COLLECTORS SHOW Sat., March 24, 9am-5pm Sun., March 25, 9am-1pm Araba Shrine Temple 2010 Hanson St. Ft. Myers 33901 @ Rt. 41 email: Call 847-863-3929 or 954-294-2526 NOTICE : S e ll er A c k now l e d ges Compliance With All Exisiting F ederal, State and Local Firearms Regulations and Laws in Regards to Sale and Transfer of Advertised Firearms. 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Owners manual $225 941-743-4454 TRI C Y C LE Adult 3 wheel bike, brand new, still in box! $275 941-524-1025 6138 TOYS/GAMES JI GS AW PUZZLE S 1 000 Piece, Hometown, Charles Wysocki each $3 941-662-9191 6140 PHOTOGRAPHY/ VIDEO PR O JE C TI O N SC REEN bye dalite 40x40 w/ metal stand like new in box $45 941-214-8188 6145 POOL/SPA/ & SUPPLIES **SPAS & MORE** Over 40 Spas to choose from. We take trades! We Move Spas & We Buy Used! 941-625-6600 6160 LAWN & GARDEN A IR CO MPRE SSO R Bostitch 6 gal. Pancake style 135 psi $75, OBO 941-485-0681 CHAIN SAW P ou l an P ro 20Ž 50c.c. NEW $200, OBO 941-485-0681 C HAIN S AW C RAFT S MAN 3 .7 18Ž bar w/chain guard runs good $65 941-214-8188 C uddle up by the fire! Firewood Split, Bundled and ready for the firepit! Pine, Oak, or Citrus, 941-468-4372 FERTILIZER 5 0 LB bags, Professional 8-0-10 plants, 16-0-8 grass $30 each 941-257-5500 HED G E TRIMMER 20 Ž Bush Wacker Electric $25, OBO 941-485-0681 LAWN COMBER H on d a 5 5 h p aerator $250 705-698-3767 LAWN M O WER cra f tsman hi wheel push runs great $65, OBO 941-564-6062 LAWNM O WER TR O Y-BUILT 21Ž self-propelled 6.75 h.p. $130, OBO 941-485-0681 MOWER MURRAY RIDER 11HP, 30Ž CUTNEWBATTERY$425 (941)763-4818 RIDING MOWER Craftsman Zero Turn, 46Ž Cut. Exc. Cond! $1,175 obo 941-235-1946 RIDIN G M O WER, S EAR S O lder riding mower, good condition 48 inch cut $499 941-473-6644 S PREADER SCO TT S DLX PUSH Large Capacity, Like NE W $30 941-268-8951 W ATER P O ND S good shape, & plant containers $20 941-624-0928 6161OUTDOOR LIVING C HAR-BR O IL G RILL 4 burners temp gauge stanles steel $50, OBO 810-210-9553 DINING SET PATIO 42X42X27 fiberglass table 4 cushioned chairs $100 941-275-5837 G A S G RILL C harBroil tabletop grill,stainless steel,brandnew $ 60 339-832-3523 LANAI S ET 4 2 Ž round 4 chairs stackable exec condition $99, OBO 508-245-5327 OUTDOOR FIRE Pi t w i t h T an k $50, OBO 513-582-2747 PATI O S ET with table 4 chairs ornate chairs cushions. Exc. Cond. asking $90/obo 941 380-7224 PATIO/LANAI SET 42Ž roun d table and set of 4 chairs. Ex cond $99 941-295-6948 P O RTABLE grill C oleman NXT200 barely used folds, reviews text $125 941-270-7799 RU G 8  round outdoor/indoor plus 4x5, like new, terracotta & blk $75, OBO 941-876-3878 6170 BUILDING SUPPLIES D OO R S INTERI O R $2 5 each 941-380-9212 HURRI C ANE PANEL S Used $2per foot mixed lengths, good condition 941-661-1261 KIT C HEN S INK White f iber glass drop in farmhouse 34x23 $125, OBO 765-730-0510 KIT C HEN S INK White f iber glass farmhouse 34x23 $125, OBO 765-730-0510 LADDER Werner Wood Oak Great shape $35, OBO 941-276-4425 S HELVIN G W OO D boards various sizes, Pine and plywood $6 941-276-4425 6190 TOOLS/ MACHINERY 8  ALUMINUM BRAKE Like new $400 941-493-3550 A LUMINUM LADDER Multi Postion Werner excel cond $65 810-471-7008 A LUMINUM LADDER S (2) 8 & 6 exc. cond. $40 941-255-1845 BELT & DISC SANDER st ill i n boz $50 941-624-4244 BEN C H G RINDER 6 Ž Delta V. G condition $25 941-624-6310 BEN C H VI S E 4Ž Heavy duty $25 941-624-6310 BUMPIN G D O LLY S (8) plus 3 body hammers BARGAIN 11 pc set only $65 941-474-1776 CO MP O UND MITER S A W Delta 12Ž New blade $110 941-624-6310 ELE C TRI C IAN S T OO L pouch Klein #5166 Leather excellent condition $35 843-735-8912 MITER S AW Black & Decker 9 Ž $30, OBO 513-582-2747 6190 TOOLS/ MACHINERY FRAMIN G /R OO FIN G NAILER NAILER USED ONCE, $50, OBO 941-249-8181 LADDER KELLER 2 4 f t. alum. ext. type 2 commercial $125 315-380-7296 MA S TER ME C HANI C NEW Adj Workbench drill sander jigsa w blds Mish $90 941-408-7535 PORT A POWER $80 941-474-1776 P O RTABLE G ENERAT O R Elite series; 2000W; B&S engine $250 443-466-1101 PRESSURE WASHER MAX 2600psi Honda GCV 160 $250, OBO 941-485-0681 ROUTER CHICAGO 1/4Ž TRIMMER NEW, IN BOX. $30 941 697-5469 SANDER DEWALT P a l m gr i p 1/4 sheet. 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Page 46 E/N/C The Sun / Sunday, March 18, 2018 6260 MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE $75.00 per panel SLIDING GLASS DOOR REPAIRS Wheels Tracks & LocksLicensed & Insured, Free Est. since 1981 visit us at www. Call Bob 941-706-6445 Owned and operated by Local Fire fighter. L o w o v e r h e a d = L o w p r i c e s A MERI C AN FLA G 5x 9 .5 never flown-great shape-cotton $30 941-445-5619 C AR RAMP S A S ET GOOD COND $10 941-391-6377 COFFEE POT El ec F ar b erware $22 941-496-9252 CONFEDERATE FLAG never flown-3x5 great shape $15 941-445-5619 DEWALT S ANDER in case Palm grip 1/4 sq sheets like new. $40 941-629-6374 ELE C TRI C S H O E polisher kit never used in org box $18 941-391-6377 FIREWOOD Split, Bundled, and ready for the firepit! Perfect for these cooler nights! Pine, Oak, Citrus 941-468-4372 HAND T OO L S Table full tools assorted $50 941-391-6377 HORSE SHOE S et S tee l R egulation $18 941-496-9252 HP INK #74in pkg #74 & 75 open not used printer broke $25 941-429-0681 JI GS AW PUZZLE S 1 000 piece, Hometime, Wysocki $3 941-662-9191 JI GS AW PUZZLE S 1 000 Piece, Hometown, Charles Wysocki each $3 941-662-9191 LADDER 16 EXTENSION Al uminum NICE $70 941-2688951 NATI O NAL G E OG RAPHI C m agazines Years 2013-2017 ex cond $45 941-764-7957 PET C RATE Medium size metal pet crate with door and plastic tray insert. $25 716-708-8288 RECORD COLLECTION includes album covers 5 0 cents each. Entire collection. 941-496-9252 R OC KP O RT S H O E S brown slip on new $7, OBO 941-697-9485 S T O RM PANEL S 9 panels various sizes price includes all 9 $100 615-585-7436 WALKMAN TYPERADIOS SET OF 4 EX COND $35 941-391-6377 W INE C RATE S O ld G ood shape $100 941-624-0928 WOO D C ARVIN G kni f e set with accessories X-Acto in box like new $20 941-629-6374 Z BAR C L O THE S RA C K D O UBLE HUNG UP TO 500LBS, 4 MOS OLD $175 941-587-8870 6270 WANTED TO BUY/TRADE 4RUNNER R OO F rack cross bars 2013 model year $50 843-735-8912 A B L O UN G E 2 exercise chair or trade for patio umbrella $20 941-629-9822 BUYIN G S ILVER CO IN S DIMES Thru SILVER DOLLARS. 941-626-7785 7000TRANSPORTATION 7020 BUICK 20 1 6 BUI C K VERAN O $18,990. BLUE, 2,717 MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 7030 CADILLAC 2009 CADILLAC DTS $8,990. RED, 64K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 20 14 C ADILLA C C T S $24,990. RED, NAV, 34K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 20 14 C ADILLA C C T S $27,897. MOCHA STEEL, 16K MI 855-481-2060 DLR 2006 C ADILLA C XLRV, Excellent Shape, 86K, Silver 941-639-9797 200 5 C ADILLA C DEVILLE 81K MI. EXTRA CLEAN! MATTAS MOTORS 941-916-9222 DLR 7040 CHEVROLET 2010 CHEVROLET HHR LT $5,200 Leather, moon roof, sport pkg, 94k, Exc. cond. 732-887-4818 VALVE CO VER S For 1992 Chevrolet Corvette for all 350 HP engines. $75 941-697-5469 7050 CHRYSLER 2009 CHRYSLERSEBRING TOURING CONVERT 76K MILES! ONETOUCHOFTHE BUTTONPUTSTOPDOWN, WIN-DOWSDOWN& ADJUSTSMIRRORS. NEWFIRESTONERAIDALS, TOP LIKENEW, ALLMAINT. RECORDS PROVIDED& UPTODATE, EVERY IMANGIBLEOPTION, NICESTINTHESTATE$7975 CALL941-220-9752 NODISAPPOINTMENTS! 7070 FORD 20 14 F O RD FIE S TA S E $8,950 Auto, Midnight Black, 28K Mi.941-650-8715 Dlr 2014 FORD MUSTANG $12,950. Convertible,, Gun Metal Gray. 313-850-5887 Dlr 20 15 F O RD EXPL O RER $26,950. INGOT SILVER, 9,228 MI 855-481-2060 DLR FREE MERCHANDISE ADS!! WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE! To Place a FREE Merchandise Ad Go to: Click on Place Ad. 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RED, NAV, 113K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 20 17 LIN CO LN MKZ PREMIER $22,950. Black. 313-850-5887 Dlr 7100 MERCURY 2000 MERCURY GRANDMARQUIS LS $1,800 165k mi, V8, Well maint. Needs air compressor 941-475-9608 7135 SATURN USED SATURN CARS & SUVs Starting at $1,800 & Up. Saturn Parts Available. Pro Power Auto Sales941-627-8822 7145 ACURA 2008 A C URA TL $9,990. GRAY, 75K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 2008 A C URA MDX $15,990. BLACK, AWD, 66K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 2009 A C URA MDX $16,990. SILVER, 67K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 7147 AUDI 20 11 AUDI Q 5 20 T $15,990.BLACK, 67K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 20 14 AUDI Q 7 $25,477. DAYTONA GRAY, 73K MI 855-481-2060 DLR 7148 BMW 2008 BMW 535XI $8,990. BLACK, WS, 97K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 2008 BMW 328 I $8,990. WHITE, 81K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 20 11 BMW 5 28 I $17,990. WHITE, NAV, 44K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 20 14 BMW 5 S EIE S $27,877. JET BLACK, 11K MI 855-481-2060 DLR 2016 BMW 228I $32,990. BLUE, CONV., 8,179 MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 7160 HONDA 20 1 6 H O NDA A CCO RD $25,477 MODERN STEEL, 39K MI855-481-2060 DLR 20 15 H O NDA PIL O T $25,987 TAFFETA WHITE, 37K MI 855-481-2060 DLR 20 15 H O NDA PIL O T $25,997 OBSIDIAN BLUE, 39K MI 855-481-2060 DLR 20 17 H O NDA C R-V, $26,477 RED PEARL, EX, 4,388 MI 855-481-2060 DLR 20 1 6 H O NDA C R-V, $26,877 MODERN STEEL, 44K MI 855-481-2060 DLR 2015 HONDA PILOT $26,950 ALABASTER SILVER, 28K MI 855-481-2060 DLR 20 15 H O NDA PIL O T $26,987 ALABASTER SILVER, 21K MI 855-481-2060 DLR 20 15 H O NDA PIL O T $28,477 WHITE DIAMOND, 39K MI 855-481-2060 DLR 20 1 6 H O NDA PIL O T $28,977 WHITEPEARL, EX-L, 48K MI 855-481-2060 DLR 2016 HONDA PILOT $29,787 BLACK PEARL, CERT 58K MI 855-481-2060 DLR 20 17 H O NDA PIL O T $30,950 DIAMOND, EX, CERT 2,670MI 8 55-481-2060 DLR 20 1 6 H O NDA PIL O T $30,950 BLACK PEARL, EX-L 31K MI 855-481-2060 DLR 2017 HONDA ACCORD $43,950. LUNARSILVER, ELITE 7,832 MI85 5-481-2060 DLR 2008 H O NDA A CCO RD EX 95KMIMATTAS MOTORS 941-916-9222 DLR 7163 HYUNDAI 20 14 HYUNDAI S ANTA-FE $16,990. BROWN, NAV, 61K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 20 15 HYUNDAI S ANTEFE LIMITED ULTIMATE 1 Owner, 22k miles ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! MATTAS MOTORS 941-916-9222 DLR 20 1 0 HYUNDAI ELANTRA TOURING SE 27K MI MATTAS MOTORS 941-916-9222 DLR 200 7 HYUNDAI TU SCO N LIMITED, 1 LOCAL FL OWNER, MATTAS MOTORS 941-916-9222 DLR 7165 INFINITI 2011 INFINITI G37 $12,500 excellent shape, 94K miles, 941-716-5959 7175 JAGUAR 20 15 JA G UAR F TYPE $46,950. Navigation, 15K Miles. 941-650-8715 Dlr 7177 KIA 20 1 2 KIA O PTIMA EX $9,800. Silver, Auto, AC. 941 650-8715 Dlr 7178 LEXUS 2008 LEXU S L S -4 60 L $10,990. BLACK, 172K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 200 4 LEXU S RX330 $11,990. SAVANNAH, 69K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 20 1 0 LEXU S H S 2 5 0 H $12,990 BLUE, 70K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 20 11 LEXU S E S 3 5 0 $15,990. WHITE, 65K MI. 855-280-4707 DLR 20 11 LEXU S RX-45 0 H $16,990. 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The Sun /Sunday, March 18, 2018 E/N/C Page 47 your phone interview,Ž says Jordan Wan, founder of CloserIQ, a sales recruitment program in New York City. Try adding in”ection and emphasis when youre making your most crucial points.Ž One thing that can greatly help your con“dence is if you stand. Even though its over the phone, your body posture impacts your voice and audio tone,Ž says Georgene Huang, founder of Fairygodboss, a workplace improvement company for women based in New York City.Listen actively and take notesListening well is one of the most underrated interview skills, but a vitally important skill. Not only does active listening help pace the conversation, it will equip you with information you can use later on in the call. During the interview, practice your active listening,Ž says Mary Warriner, senior human resources specialist at BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. But dont let it distract you from picking up on critical pieces of information. Take notes while the recruiter gives you details about the job, the process, and company overview,Ž says Warriner. This is great information to have to create new questions for additional interviews or at the end of the call.Ž Again, one bene“t of a phone interview is that they cant see you taking notes. Scribble away, and use that info later to wow them with your perception and acute observational skills.End the call with clear next stepsOne of the worst parts about applying for a job is feeling like youve been left in the dark„not knowing how things went or what next steps to take. The good news is, you dont have to let that happen to you. Take a moment at the end of the phone interview to ask what to expect. And to make sure you dont forget, write yourself a note that says Ask about next steps.Ž The best way to end the call when asked do you have any questions for us? is to inquire about the next steps in the process,Ž says Dana Case, director of operations at MyCorporation. com, an online business “lings company based in Calabasas, California. This offers some insight into the timeline of their hiring process and how they will plan to follow up with you.Ž The job search process may seem confusing and even lonely. Dont let that deter you from “nding the job of your dreams. Become a Monster member and get expert career advice and job alerts emailed to you every week. Its like having a job coach in your corner every step of the way. PHONEFROM PAGE 2 Nix these things and make sure your “rst impression isnt the equivalent of a limp handshake. Avoid these common mistakes when writing your cover letter. Your cover letter is like a handshake„its how you introduce yourself to employers when you apply for a job. Like a good handshake, you want your cover letter to be strong, succinct, and make a great “rst impression. This isnt a part of the job application process you want to skimp on, either. A cover letter allows you to go into more detail than your resume allows, explain gaps in your employment history or your need for a career change, and make a case as to why you would be a great “t for the position. And a great cover letter can open the door to scoring an interview and, ultimately, landing a job. Make sure your “rst impression is a good and lasting one by avoiding these common mistakes below when writing your cover letter.1. Overusing IŽYour cover letter is not your autobiography. The focus should be on how you meet an employers needs, not on your life story. Avoid the perception of being self-centered by minimizing your use of the word I,Ž especially at the beginning of your sentences.2. Using a weak openingWhen writing a cover letter, job seekers frequently struggle with the cover letters opening. This dif“culty often results in a feeble introduction lacking punch and failing to grab the readers interest. Consider this example: Weak: Please consider me for your sales representative opening. Better: Your need for a top-performing sales representative is an excellent match to my three-year history as a top-ranked, multimilliondollar producer.3. Omitting your top selling pointsA cover letter is a sales letter that sells you as a candidate. Just like your resume, it should be compelling and give the main reasons you should be called for an interview. Winning cover letter tips include emphasizing your top accomplishments or creating subheadings culled from the job posting. For example: Your ad speci“es: Communication skills I offer: Five years of public speaking experience and an extensive background in executive-level report. Your ad speci“es: The need for a strong computer background I offer: Pro“ciency in all MS Of“ce applications with additional expertise in website development and design.4. Making it too longIf your cover letter exceeds one page, you may be putting readers to sleep. A great cover letter is concise but compelling, and respects the readers time.5. Repeating your resume word for wordYour cover letter shouldnt regurgitate whats on your resume. Reword your cover letter statements to avoid dulling your resumes impact. Consider using the letter to tell a brief story, such as my toughest saleŽ or my biggest technical challenge.Ž6. Being vagueIf youre replying to an advertised opening„as opposed to writing a cold cover letter„reference the speci“c job title in your cover letter. The person reading your letter may be reviewing hundreds of letters for dozens of different jobs. Make sure all of the content in your letter supports how you will meet the employers speci“c needs.7. Forgetting to customizeIf youre applying to a number of similar positions, chances are youre tweaking one letter and using it for multiple openings. Thats “ne, as long as you customize each letter. Dont forget to update the company, job and contact information„if Mr. Jones is addressed as Ms. Smith, he wont be impressed.8. Ending on a passive noteWhen possible, put your future in your own hands with a promise to follow up. Instead of asking readers to call you, try a statement like this: I will follow up with you in a few days to answer any preliminary questions you may have. In the meantime, you may reach me at (555) 555-5555.9. Being rudeYour cover letter should thank the reader for his or her time and consideration.10. 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The News Wire Sunday, March 18, 2018 STATE € NATIONAL € WORLD € BUSINESS € WEATHER RUSSIAN VOTERS PRESSURED AS PUTIN EYES REELECTIONSee page 10. WASHINGTON „ Toplevel congressional talks on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill are reaching a critical stage as negotiators confront immigration, abortion-related issues and a battle over a massive rail project that pits President Donald Trump against his most powerful Democratic adversary. The bipartisan measure is loaded with political and policy victories for both sides. Republicans and Trump are winning a long-sought budget increase for the Pentagon while Democrats obtain funding for infrastructure, the opioid crisis and a wide swath of domestic programs. The bill would implement last months big budget agreement, providing 10 percent increases for both the Pentagon and domestic agencies when compared with current levels. Coupled with last years tax cut measure, it heralds the return of trillion-dollar budget de“cits as soon as the budget year starting in October. While most of the funding issues in the enormous measure have been sorted out, “ghts involving a number of policy ridersŽ „ so named because they catch a ride on a dif“cult-to-stop spending bill „ continued into the weekend. Among them are GOP-led efforts to add a plan to revive federal subsidies to help the poor cover out-of-pocket costs under President Barack Obamas health law and to “x a glitch in the recent tax bill that subsidizes grain sales to cooperatives at the expense of for-pro“t grain companies. Trump has privately threatened to veto the whole package if a $900 million payment is made on the Hudson River Gateway Project, a priority of top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer of New York. WASHINGTON „ Andrew McCabe, the onetime FBI deputy director long scorned by President Trump and just “red “red by the attorney general, kept personal memos regarding Trump that are similar to the notes compiled by dismissed FBI chief James Comey detailing interactions with him, The Associated Press has learned. It was not immediately clear whether any of McCabes memos have been turned over to special counsel Robert Mueller, whose criminal investigation is examining Trump campaign ties to Russia and possible obstruction of justice, or been requested by Mueller. McCabes memos include details of interactions with the president, among other topics, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation who wasnt authorized to discuss the memos publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. The disclosure Saturday came hours after Trump called McCabes “ring by Attorney General Jeff Sessions as a great day for Democracy.Ž Sessions, acting on the recommendation on the recommendation of FBI disciplinary of“cials, acted two days before McCabes scheduled retirement date. McCabe suggested the move was part of the Trump administrations war on the FBI.Ž Trump tweeted in praise of Sessions announcement Friday night, asserting without elaboration that McCabe knew all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels off the FBI!Ž An upcoming inspector generals report is expected to conclude that McCabe, a Comey con“dant, authorized the release of information to the media and was not forthcoming with the watchdog of“ce as it examined the bureaus handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. The FBI expects every employee to adhere to the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and accountability,Ž Sessions said in a statement. McCabe said his credibility had been attacked as part of a larger effort not just to slander me personallyŽ but also the FBI and law enforcement. It is part of this administrations ongoing war on the FBI and the efforts of the special counsel investigation, which continue to this day,Ž he added, referring to Robert Muellers probe into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. Their persistence in this campaign only highlights the importance of the special counsels work.Ž Trumps personal lawyer, John Dowd, cited the brilliant and courageous exampleŽ by Sessions and the FBIs Of“ce of Professional Responsibility and said in a statement Saturday that the No. 2 Justice Talks on trillion-dollar US budget bill reach crucial stageAP learns McCabe kept personal memos regarding TrumpBy ANDREW TAYLORASSOCIATED PRESSBy ERIC TUCKERASSOCIATED PRESS MCCABE | 5 BUDGET | 5 AP FILE PHOTOIn this Dec. 22, 2017, le photo, is the U.S. Capitol in the early morning in Wash ington. DRONEBASE VIA APThis photo provided by DroneBase shows the collapsed pedestrian bridge at Florida International University in the Miami area on Thursday.MIAMI „ As crews began removing bodies from beneath a collapsed pedestrian bridge Saturday, a victims uncle raged against what he called the complete incompetenceŽ and colossal failureŽ that allowed people to drive beneath the un“nished concrete span. Why they had to build this monstrosity in the “rst place to get children across the street?Ž said an anguished Joe Smitha, whose niece, Alexa Duran, was crushed in Thursdays collapse at Florida International University. Then they decided to stress test this bridge while traf“c was running underneath it?Ž Authorities say at least six people were killed when the structure fell onto a busy six-lane road connecting the campus to the community of Sweetwater. Crews removed two cars Saturday morning and said they found three bodies, but of“cials said there were still at least two more victims beneath the rubble. Late in the day they recovered a third car but did not say if they found more remains. Right now were just chipping away,Ž said MiamiDade Police Director Juan Perez. The Miami-Dade Police Department con“rmed the names of four victims Saturday. Rolando Fraga Hernandez and his gold Jeep Cherokee were pulled from the wreckage Saturday. Later, the bodies of Oswald Gonzalez, 57, and Alberto Arias, 54, were found inside a white Chevy truck. Navarro Brown was pulled from the rubble Thursday and later died at the hospital. Authorities have not released Durans name, but her family has said she died. The FIU freshman was studying political science. The National Transportation Safety Board has con“rmed that crews were applying whats known as post-tensioning forceŽ on the bridge before the failure. Authorities are investigating whether cracking that was reported just before the span fell contributed to the accident. Experts interviewed by The Associated Press were mixed on the signi“cance of those reported cracks. Amjad Aref, a professor with the University of Buffalos Institute of Bridge Engineering, said they should have been a big red ”ag.Ž Bridges are really very Bridge collapse victims uncle rages at incompetenceBy ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON and JENNIFER KAYASSOCIATED PRESSWASHINGTON „ Gina Haspels long spy career is so shrouded in mystery that senators want documents declassi“ed so they can decide if her role at a CIA black site should prevent her from directing the agency. Its a deep dive into Haspels past that re”ects key questions about her future: Would she support President Donald Trump if he tried to reinstate waterboarding and, in his words, a lot worseŽ? Is Haspel the right person to lead the CIA at a time of escalating Russian aggression and ongoing extremist threats? Haspels upcoming con“rmation hearing will be laser-focused on the time she spent supervising a secret prison in Thailand. The CIA wont say when in 2002 Haspel was there, but at various times that year interrogators at the site sought to make terror suspects talk by slamming them against walls, keeping them from sleeping, holding them in cof“n-sized boxes and forcing water down their throats „ a technique called waterboarding. Haspel also is accused of drafting a memo calling for the destruction of 92 videotapes of interrogation sessions. Their destruction in 2005 prompted a lengthy Justice Department investigation that ended without charges. We should not be asked to con“rm a nominee whose background cannot be publicly discussed and who cannot then be held accountable for her actions,Ž said Sen. Martin Heinrich, who joined other Democrats on the Senate intelligence committee in asking the CIA to declassify more details about Haspel. The American public deserves to know who its leaders are.Ž Court “lings, declassi“ed documents and books written by those involved in the CIAs now-defunct interrogation program suggest Haspel didnt arrive at Senators want CIA to lift veil on nominees black site pastBy DEB RIECHMANNASSOCIATED PRESS BRIDGE | 5 CIA | 5 FORMER FBI DEPUTY DIRECTOR ANDREW MCCABE AP PHOTO/JENNIFER KAYJoe Smitha of Palm Harbor, Fla., speaks with reporters on Saturday, March 17, about his niece, Alexa Duran, whose family has identied her as one of at least six victims of a bridge collapse near the Florida International University campus in the Miami area on March 15. AP PHOTO/JENNIFER KAYSix crosses are placed at a makeshift memorial on Saturday, near the scene of a pedestrian bridge collapse that killed at least six people on March 15.


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The Sun /Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 3 NATION As she addressed the crowd during the walkout at her Idaho high school, Kylee Denny faced heckles and name-calling from a group of students carrying American ”ags, she said. The counterprotesters included many familiar faces, including her boyfriends stepbrother. To avoid making a dif“cult situation worse, Kylees boyfriend stayed in class during the rally at Hillcrest High School in Idaho Falls, which was part of Wednesdays national school walkout. Im dating his stepbrother, which is really incredibly awkward and its very tense because he was being so hostile about losing respect for me because I was walking out,Ž said Kylee, a 17-year-old junior who helped organize the protest. The walkouts to protest gun violence that mobilized students across the country have also created tensions in hallways and classrooms as a new generation was thrust into the debate over guns. While those calling for new restrictions stood in the spotlight, the surge of youth activism has exposed sharp differences of opinion. Administrators and student leaders are also sorting through the fallout as some schools hand out discipline for those who de“ed school instructions and participated in the walkouts exactly one month after the massacre of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. In some cases, personal relationships have been strained. Ryler Hanosky said he was disappointed that his stepbrother, Kylees boyfriend, did not join the counter-protest. Hes a hunter just like me. He likes his guns,Ž Ryler said. I told him, You need to come with us, and hes like, No Im just going to stay out of it. It kind of makes me mad a little bit.Ž Ahead of the walkout, Ryler and like-minded friends gathered at a high school spirit rock. There were some arguments about guns, he said, but it was peaceful and students respected one anothers views. The rally Kylee helped organize was supposed to be for school safety, not gun restrictions, she said, but some misunderstood, becoming angry and calling names. Youre just like, ooh, wow, OK, I have second period with you and I dont want you to think Im trying to destroy your constitutional rights,Ž she said. In Woodbury, Connecticut, about 75 students walked out of class Wednesday at the 750-student Nonnewaug High School, meeting in the auditorium before walking outside. They were followed by another group of about a dozen counter-demonstrators, including some who chanted, NRA is the only way!Ž One student, Jess Dooley, 16, said that the school in rural western Connecticut is small enough for her to know nearly everyone, but that she did not feel comfortable joining the walkout because of comments by gun rights supporters. Tensions already had been high since the Parkland shooting amid constant debate over arming teachers, school shootings and gun control. Everybody knows how everyone feels about it,Ž she said. The day after the walkout, Jess said, her civics teacher defused some tension by letting students take turns sharing their opinions on the walkout. Organizers of the national walkouts called for such measures as tighter background checks on gun purchases and a ban on assault weapons like the one used in the Florida bloodbath. A protest against gun violence is also scheduled in Washington on March 24, and another round of school walkouts is planned for April 20, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High shooting in Colorado. In last weeks walkouts, some students tried to steer clear of politics entirely, including Jacob Shoemaker, a senior at Hilliard High School in Ohio, who was suspended a day for not following instructions because he stayed in a classroom instead of joining protests or the alternative, a study hall. School, he said, isnt the place for politics, and he wasnt taking sides. In Pennsylvania, a superintendent issued detentions to 225 Pennridge High School students who walked out Wednesday instead of attending an assembly honoring the Parkland victims. Elsewhere, scuf”es broke out between walkout participants and students who had other ideas for how to spend the time out of class. At Blythewood High School in South Carolina, students were packed tightly together in a school atrium when some began talking during the moment of silence for the Parkland victims. Shoving broke out as some called for quiet. These kids, who were probably younger, they werent against the protests,Ž said Andrew Kilgore, an 18-year-old senior who said students would be better organized for the next demonstration. They were just being disruptive. They wanted a reason to get out of class.ŽSchool-walkout unity also lays division among studentsBy CAROLYN THOMPSON and MICHAEL MELIAASSOCIATED PRESS JOHN ROARK/THE IDAHO POST-REGISTER VIA APHillcrest High School junior Kylee Denny addresses classmates as they participate in a walkout to protest gun violence, Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Idaho Falls, Idaho, one month after the deadly shooting inside a high school in Parkland, Fla. CHICAGO „ A Congolese mother has been reunited with her 7-year-old daughter months after they crossed the California-Mexico border seeking asylum and were separated by the U.S. government, an American Civil Liberties Union lawyer said Saturday. The daughter had been placed in a Chicago facility while the mother was held in San Diego, about 2,000 miles away, after they entered the U.S. in November and turned themselves in to U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents. The mother was released from detention earlier this month. Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the ACLU Immigrants Rights Project, said the woman was allowed to travel to Chicago from San Diego on Tuesday, after a DNA test requested by the government con“rmed she was the girls mother. He says the daughter was released late Friday and brought to a Chicago shelter where she and her mother will be staying. They were hugging each other and sobbing,Ž Gelernt said. It was just incredibly emotional.Ž The woman is at the center of an ACLU lawsuit accusing the government of unlawfully separating immigrant families. Gerlent says the ACLU continues to pursue the lawsuit on behalf of other parents, many of whom are facing the same traumaŽ as the Congolese mother and daughter. A hearing in the case is scheduled is scheduled next month in San Diego. The ACLU says President Donald Trumps administration is targeting families seeking asylum under U.S. law. While no formal policy has been announced to hold adult asylum seekers separately from their children, top administration of“cials have said the system is overwhelmed by people making false asylum claims. A 1997 settlement in a long-running lawsuit over treatment of immigrant children requires the U.S. government to release the children from custody when possible or otherwise hold them in the least restrictive settingŽ available. The Trump administration has called for ending the settlement as part of changes its seeking to immigration laws. The woman reunited with her daughter Friday is from a village in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and speaks little English. According to the ACLU lawsuit, she passed the initial screening to determine whether she had a credible fearŽ of returning to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The ACLU has withheld the identities of the woman and child citing potential danger if they are denied asylum and returned to Congo.Immigrant reunited with child months after separation by USASSOCIATED PRESS Facebook suspended Cambridge Analytica, a data-analysis “rm that worked for President Donald Trumps 2016 campaign, over allegations that it held onto improperly obtained user data after telling Facebook it had deleted the information. The social network issued a blog post explaining its decision, although the tale is convoluted. Years ago, Facebook said, Cambridge Analytica received user data from a Facebook app that purported to be a psychological research tool, though the “rm wasnt authorized to have that information. Roughly 270,000 people downloaded the app and shared their personal details with it, Facebook said. Cambridge Analytica later certi“ed in 2015 that it had destroyed the information that it received, according to Facebook, although the social network said it received reports several days agoŽ that not all the data was deleted. While it investigates the matter, Facebook has also suspended the access of Cambridge Analyticas parent company, Strategic Communication Laboratories; the academic who created the app in question, a University of Cambridge psychology professor named Aleksandr Kogan; and another individual, Christopher Wylie of Eunoia Technologies, who also allegedly received the user data from the app. Exactly why the handling of this data warranted both suspension and Facebooks unusual public explanation of the move wasnt clear. The blog post, written by Facebook deputy general counsel Paul Grewal, cited the public prominenceŽ of Cambridge Analytica, called the alleged data retention an unacceptable violation of trustŽ and said the social network will take legal action if necessary to hold all parties responsible and accountable for any unlawful behavior.Ž In a statement, a Cambridge Analytica spokesman denied any wrongdoing. He said the parent companys SCL Elections unit hired Kogan to undertake a large scale research project in the U.S.,Ž but later learned that he had obtained data in violation of Facebook policies, and subsequently deleted all data it received from Kogans company. For the avoidance of doubt,Ž the spokesman said, none of Kogans data was used in Cambridge Analyticas 2016 election work. Kogan did not immediately reply to an emailed request for comment. Wylie could not immediately be located. Cambridge Analytica is probably best known for its political work in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. The company claims to build psychological pro“les based on personal details from millions of Americans that can categorize individual voters. It worked for both the primary campaign of Texas senator Ted Cruz and the Trump generalelection campaign The “rm is backed by the family of billionaire donor Robert Mercer, a hedge fund manager who also supported the Trump campaign and other conservative candidates and causes. Trump campaign of“cials have downplayed Cambridge Analyticas role, saying they brie”y used the company for television advertising and paid some of its most skilled data employees. But the company has also surfaced a few times during the probes into Russian interference in the 2016 election. For instance, Trumps former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who is now cooperating with special counsel Robert Muellers investigation after pleading guilty to a felony charge disclosed an advisory role with Cambridge Analytica last August. SCL later said that position never materialized. Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix also disclosed last November that the company reached out to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during the campaign to request emails related to the Hillary Clinton campaign. Nix said Assange said no. Clinton campaign emails stolen by Russian agents are one focus of the election-interference probes. Nix has denied any involvement in Russian election meddling.Facebook bans Trump-affiliated data firm Cambridge AnalyticaBy DAVID HAMILTONAP TECHNOLOGY EDITOR Superintendent apologizes after school shooting audio airedMOUNTAINTOP, Pa. (AP) „ A Pennsylvania school district is apologizing after audio clips of the school shooting in Florida were played during a tribute to its victims. Of“cials said the tribute was broadcast Wednesday during a walkout protest at the Crestwood School District that was part of nationwide demonstrations following the shooting at Parklands Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The (Hazleton) Standard-Speaker reports the tribute broadcast over the loudspeaker at the Crestwood Secondary Campus included the sounds of gun“re, students yelling for help and the sirens of emergency vehicles, as well as interviews with survivors. Some parents of students in the district complained. One parent said, I dont think (students) need to hear that.Ž The districts superintendent apologized Thursday on his personal Twitter account, saying This type of event will not occur again.ŽIllinois governor race more fierce, costly as primary nearsCHICAGO (AP) „ Illinois gubernatorial candidates are making their “nal push ahead of Tuesdays primary in whats become an increasingly “erce „ and expensive „ contest. Among the leading Democrats is billionaire J.B. Pritzker, who “led paperwork late Friday showing he gave his campaign an additional $6.3 mill ion, bringing his total investment to almost $70 million. Democrat Chris Kennedy gave his campaign another $500,000 this week, for a total of about $2 million. State Sen. Daniel Biss, campaigning as the middle-class candidate,Ž says the spending has reached new levels of absurdity.Ž The Democrats are looking to unseat wealthy Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, whos facing a challenge from conservative state Rep. Jeanne Ives. Rauner and the Democrats are marching Saturday in Chicagos St. Patricks Day parade. Ives is at a parade in a more GOP-friendly suburb. NATION NEWS BRIEFS


Page 4 The Sun / Sunday, March 18, 2018 NATION LOSTDOGBECKPREEMPT ARMOIREALOESHANTIES TEARGASLINTEASTASIA SICELECTNEPAL DOROTHYGALEADDINEBB UNOSOEDIPALREGALIA BIBASKSTHEDARLINGS YOYODIETERASUEMOTE ANNUALSTETSRATSROD TPKSHAIBAJARTE LITTLEORPHANANNIE BEEIONSSAYRKOS BAAPEERGYROSIMELDA ABDULOPEPUTONANACT NICKANDNORAOVIDSEA NEARYOUREDTAPESILL SSRMSNBCJONARBUCKLE MACAOMOUNTAIR GOTOTOWNEUROLINEOUT TEASERADTREYUTTERED ODYSSEYENDSXSANDYSANSWERS to crosswordDear Mr. Berko: I got a $10,000 bonus from my employer in January and put it with a broker in early February. He has made four trades, including a biotech stock with a funny name Ive never heard of. My account is now worth $12,200. He said if he had my account on margin, then he could have made twice as much money. Is that true? I asked how it works, and he said I wont have to put up more money but I just have to sign a brokers form and I can buy twice as much stock immediately. Because he doesnt explain things well, and I dont want to offend him, could you please explain how margin works? And is it true that I could have made twice as much money as he claims? Also, Id like to buy stock in the fantastic Chinese market. Do you think Chinese stocks will move way up? What Chinese stocks would you recommend? „ LD:, Portland, Ore. Dear LD: That brokers right on the money! If you had signed his margin agreement upon opening the account and followed his advice, youd have made twice as much money. That margin agreement would give you an extra $10,000 credit so you could buy $20,000 worth of stock. The ”ip side of that agreement is that you could also lose twice as much. Heres a very simple explanation of how it works. Margin accounts, offered by most brokers, enable clients to borrow money to purchase stocks or bonds. Assume you wish to buy 100 shares of the “ctional company LSMFT (LSMFT-$100), which would cost you $10,000. You can write the broker a check for $10,000 and own LSMFT free and clear. Or you can sign a margin agreement and buy 100 shares of LSMFT for $10,000, putting down 50 percent of the price ($5,000) and borrowing the remaining $5,000 from your broker. The broker charges interest (todays rate of 8 percent is turnpike thievery because the collateral is good as gold) on the borrowed $5,000 and he holds your 100 shares of LSMFT for collateral. If the brokerage charges 8 percent simple interest, then $33.33 will be deducted from your account each month. And if 10 months later you sell LSMFT at $110, youll have a credit in your account of $11,000, from which you repay the broker the borrowed $5,000. Now you have $6,000 remaining and a gross pro“t of ($6,000 less $5,000) $1,000. So, after subtracting buying and selling commissions of $150 and 10 months of interest of $33.33 from the $1,000 gross pro“t you have a net pro“t of $516.67. The important thing investors must understand about margin is that its a double-edged sword. If you had invested $10,000 in cash, your 10-month return wouldve been 5.16 percent. But you leveraged LSMFT with just $5,000 so your 10-month return is 10.32 percent. When stocks rise in value, your gains are ampli“ed and thats wonderful. However, in a down market, margin really hurts because the borrowed money exposes you to higher risks. Now, if you can get this in your head, youll have it in a nutshell. The extreme use of leverage is one of the reasons banks like Lehman, Bear Stearns, Merrill, JPMorgan, etc., collectively lost hundreds of billions of dollars nine years ago. Goldman, Citigroup, Bank of America, etc., traded bonds using 1 percent margin, investing only $1,000 for every $100,000 of market value. If the bonds fall 5 percent or $5,000 (many did and more), the $1,000 is wiped out and theyre $4,000 on the wrong side of the eight ball. Multiply this number by billions (remember those subprime mortgages) and you may understand how the great “nancial crisis occurred. Individual Chinese stocks scare the bejabbers out of me. I dont trust Chinas banking/“nancial system or its corporate and government executives. Corporate income statements are bloated, balance sheets are fudged, and I cant read Pinyin so Chinese corporate reports are Greek to me. But the China market can be hot and Id own the iShares MSCI China ETF (MCHI$69) „ thats a Chinese imitation of the S&P 500 Index. MCHI was plus 12.5 percent last year. Please address your “nancial questions to Malcolm Berko, P.O. Box 8303, Largo, FL 33775, or email him at mjberko@ Money on Margin Malcolm Berko SAVANNAH, Ga. „ Vice President Mike Pence strolled Saturday in the Souths largest St. Patricks Day parade, where a few lucky fans behind sidewalk barricades got hugs or sel“es and a small band of protesters followed nearby waving signs and rainbow ”ags. Pence swooped into Savannah on its busiest day of the year. The historic city has been celebrating St. Patricks Day since 1824, and the March 17 holiday has grown into one of the Souths biggest street parties after Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Organizers of Savannahs parade estimated crowds would swell to 500,000 or more. Wearing a striped green tie with a navy blazer, the vice president overall spent about an hour among the festivities. Flanked by his wife, Karen, and his mother, Nancy Pence-Fritsch, he stood on a second-”oor balcony of City Hall with Mayor Eddie DeLoach to watch part of the procession of marching bagpipe bands, classic convertibles and ”oats pulled by pickup trucks. Then, Pence and his entourage hit the street for nearly 30 minutes, walking past gaudy green revelers cheering and chanting U-S-A!Ž behind security barriers lining the streets and two of Savannahs oak-shaded squares. He ignored a group with rainbow ”ags and signs reading Mike Pence Is A HomophobeŽ and The Devil Went Down to Georgia,Ž then stopped to hug a woman next to them with a banner saying Team Trump Rebuild America.Ž A few blocks later, Shannon Lennon of Orlando, Florida, and her friends in shamrock glasses and leprechaun hats were stunned when Pence grabbed Lennons cellphone and snapped a sel“e with the group. He said, This is a great picture, give me that,Ž said an ecstatic Lennon, who admitted some of her friends werent quite as thrilled. Theres two out of six of us who are fans of his. But we all respect each other.Ž Elsewhere in the U.S., Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar joined in the St. Patricks Day parade in New York on Saturday, while Chicago continued its 56-year-old tradition of dying the Chicago River bright green. In Savannah, about a dozen sign-toting protesters on the sidewalk managed to keep pace with Pence, who walked roughly 0.3 miles of the parades 2.25-mile route. City of“cials had said signs would be prohibited in the parade area secured for Pence, but backed off Friday after the American Civil Liberties Union “led suit in federal court. Savannah Kite brought a sign reading Black Lives Matter, Protect DreamersŽ and wore a T-shirt with the words Gay, Irish and Proud.Ž She and other demonstrators chanted This is what Savannah looks likeŽ a few feet from where Pence shook a “nal round of hands before being whisked away by his motorcade. Protesters and others had ample room to maneuver because crowds in the 12 square blocks secured for Pence were notably lean in spots. People stood four deep behind barricades on one side of the street, while big gaps between spectators could be seen directly across the street. Many parade-goers simply chose to celebrate elsewhere. Spectators wanting to see Pence had to pass through metal detectors. Party tents, coolers and folding chairs were off limits. So was any outside food or drink other than bottled water. Ray Landin of Savannah and his brother stuck to their usual parade-watching spot a block outside the secure zone. Before dawn they arranged chairs on the sidewalk and a party tent draped with an Irish ”ag. Their food and drinks were divided between at least six coolers. Well welcome him and well show him a good time,Ž Landin said of Pence. But it does seem a little restrictive.Ž Thinner crowds inside the secure zone before Pence arrived meant fewer customers at Rise, a biscuit and doughnut shop on the parade route. Owner Shane Johnson said his workers made 2,000 doughnuts anticipating hungry hordes, but only six people stood in line about an hour before the parade. It looks like its going to kill our business,Ž Johnson said. We should be slammed wall-to-wall right now.Ž As an evangelical Christian, Pence may seem like an atypical guest considering Savannahs reputation for boozy excess on St. Patricks Day. However, organizers of Savannahs parade have long stressed the holidays religious roots and celebration of Irish heritage. Pence has proudly noted in speeches that his maternal grandfather, Richard Michael Cawley, came to the U.S. from Ireland in 1923. Kathy Richey of Savannah didnt mind that many St. Patricks Day revelers steered clear of Pences leg of the parade. Wearing her red Make America Great AgainŽ cap, she got a prime curbside spot on Johnson Square to get an up-close look at the vice president, even though she showed up more than hour after the security checkpoints opened. I can see why people arent here,Ž Richey said. For a lot of people its a big deal with the tables and the whole setup. Usually when I come to the parade, I just walk around. Getting to see Mike Pence is an added bonus.ŽPence takes short St. Patricks Day stroll in SavannahBy RUSS BYNUMASSOCIATED PRESS AP PHOTOVice President Mike Pence, center, his wife Karen Pence, left, and his mother Nancy Pence Fritch, right, march in the St. Patricks Day parade Saturday, in Savannah, Ga. Steady fire delays search for missing chemical plant workerCRESSON, Texas (AP) „ The search for a man missing since a North Texas chemical plant exploded and caught “re on Thursday has been postponed because of dangerous site conditions. Cresson Mayor and Assistant Fire Chief Bob Cornett said Saturday that “res are still burning at the 15,000-squarefoot Tri-Chem Industries plant in Cresson. Cornett says, Theyve pulled everybody out. Its just too dangerous.Ž Cornett identi“ed the missing worker who is presumed dead as 27-year-old Dylan Mitchell. Two other workers were injured in the explosion. One remained in the hospital Friday in serious condition with severe burns from the waist up. His condition could not be immediately be con“rmed on Saturday. Hood County Fire Marshal Ray Wilson said Saturday that hazardous-material crews are preparing for expected rain, which could aggravate the plants exposed chemicals.Barbra Streisand says no #MeToo moment marred her lifeLOS ANGELES (AP) „ Barbra Streisand says shes never suffered sexual harassment in her long career. Streisand made the comment when she was asked about the #MeToo movement during a tribute to her Saturday in Los Angeles. But she acknowledged the power of protests against gender inequality sweeping through Hollywood. Streisand was honored for her decades of work on TV specials and other programs at a Paley Center for Media event. She was joined on stage by producer Ryan Murphy, who said he owed his career to Streisands inspiration.Facebook seeks to expand Northern California campusMENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) „ Facebook is seeking to add a new of“ce building to its Northern California headquarters. The San Jose Mercury News reports Saturday that building permits compiled by Buildzoom show Facebook plans to erect the 465,000 square-foot building at its campus in Menlo Park, California. The plans come as a number of technology companies including Mountain Viewbased Google and Cupertinobased Apple are seeking space to expand in the region. John Yandle, executive managing director of a commercial realty brokerage of“ce in Santa Clara, says this part of the San Francisco Bay Area has never seen so many compan ies embarking on major expansions at the same time.Former NBA player Glen Davis arrested on drug chargesABERDEEN, Md. (AP) „ Police say former NBA player Glen Big BabyŽ Davis was arrested in a Maryland hotel last month on drug possession and distribution charges. WMAR-TV in Baltimore reports that Davis was arrested Feb. 7 at a Hampton Inn in Aberdeen. According to court records, the hotel owner smelled marijuana coming from Davis room. Aberdeen police Lt. William Reiber told WMAR that police found 126 grams of marijuana and a briefcase containing $92,000 in cash inside Davis room. Davis was arrested and later indicted on seven counts of drug possession and distribution. Davis attorney said Davis adamantly maintains his innocence and looks forward to clearing his name in court. Davis, a star player at Louisiana State University, went on to play for the Celtics, the Orlando Magic and the Los Angeles Clippers. NATION NEWS BRIEFS


The Sun /Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 5 FROM PAGE ONE ALMANACToday is Sunday, March 18 the 77th day of 2018. There are 288 days left in the year. Today in history On March 18, 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Gideon v. Wainwright, ruled unanimously that state courts were required to provide legal counsel to criminal defendants who could not afford to hire an attorney on their own. On this date In 1959 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Hawaii statehood bill. (Hawaii became a state on Aug. 21, 1959.) In 1962 France and Algerian rebels signed the Evian Accords, a cease-fire agreement which took effect the next day, ending the Algerian War. In 1965 the first spacewalk took place as Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov went outside his Voskhod 2 capsule, secured by a tether. In 1974 most of the Arab oil-producing nations ended their 5-month-old embargo against the United States that had been sparked by American support for Israel in the Yom Kippur War. In 1980 Frank Gotti, the 12-year-old youngest son of mobster John Gotti, was struck and killed by a car driven by John Favara, a neighbor in Queens, New York. (The following July, Favara vanished, the apparent victim of a gang hit.) In 1990 thieves made off with 13 works of art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston (the crime remains unsolved). Todays birthdays Composer John Kander is 91. Coun try singer Charley Pride is 84. Nobel peace laureate and former South African president F.W. de Klerk is 82. Actor Kevin Dobson is 75. Actor Brad Dourif is 68. Jazz musician Bill Frisell is 67. Singer Irene Cara is 59. Alt-country musician Karen Grotberg (The Jayhawks) is 59. Movie writer-director Luc Besson is 59. Actor Geoffrey Owens is 57. Actor Thomas Ian Griffith is 56. TV personality Mike Rowe is 56. Bible verse For God hath not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.Ž „ II Timothy 1:7. Be as quick to reject what is not of God as to receive what is from Him. Fear is not from God; therefore, turn up your faith and turn your back on fear. Father, in Jesus name, we plead his precious blood over every tormenting fear that is dragging us down and holding us back from your best. We praise you. CHICAGO (AP) „ The Chicago River has been dyed a bright shade of green, kicking off the citys St. Patricks Day festivities. Thousands of people lined the riverfront downtown Chicago on Saturday to see the dyeing, a tradition for the holiday that dates to 1962. A parade was also scheduled. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and many candidates running in Tuesdays primary election were expected to march. The grand marshal is Alderman Patrick OConnor. He says its a chance to celebrate the hard working Irish men and womenŽ of Chicago. The Chicago Plumbers Union started the tradition of dyeing the river green, with a material once used to locate leaks in buildings. Organizers say the powder used is a secret recipe and is environmentally safe.ODD NEWS Chicago River dyed green for St. Patricks Dayvulnerable when they are under construction, when there are just pieces,Ž he said. Its like still a ”imsy structure. And when you see cracks, somebody has to raise really a big ”ag and say, Ralph Verrastro, principle of Naples-based Bridging Solutions, was not surprised to hear about cracks, and said it was not necessarily a problem. Any bridge with concrete, thats made of concrete, theres always cracks,Ž said Verrastro, who has been an engineer for 42 years. If they had concerns that something was going on for that main span, then they would have called the sheriff or the police and closed the road. I would be very surprised if its determined that they were taking a chance and trying to do something under traf“c. Its just, as bridge engineers, thats just never done.Ž Two days before the collapse, an engineer with the design “rm left a voicemail to say some cracking had been found at one end of the concrete span, but the voicemail wasnt picked up until after the collapse, Florida Department of Transportation of“cials said Friday. In a transcript released Friday night, Denney Pate with FIGG Bridge Group said the cracking would need repairs but the company didnt think it was a safety issue. In a statement Saturday, university of“cials said representatives of FIU and DOT met with a FIGG engineer for two hours Thursday morning to discuss the cracking, and determined there wasnt a safety issue. The bridge fell soon afterward. The FIGG engineer of record delivered a technical presentation regarding the crack and concluded that there were no safety concerns and the crack did not compromise the structural integrity of the bridge,Ž FIU said. NTSB of“cials have said its too early to say whether any cracking contributed to the collapse. In a news release late Friday, FIGG Bridge Engineers said it continues to work diligentlyŽ to determine the cause of the collapse, and is examining the steps its team has taken. It added, The evaluation was based on the best available information at that time and indicated that there were no safety issues.Ž It also asked for time to accurately determine what led to the accident. Scheduled to open in 2019, the bridge was to provide safe passage over a canal and six lanes of traf“c, a showpiece architectural feature connecting the campus with Sweetwater. The $14.2 million project was supposed to take advantage of a faster, cheaper and safer method of bridgebuilding promoted by the university. Early renderings online appeared to show whats called a cable-stayedŽ structure supported by cables hanging from a central tower. However, a spokesman for FIGG said Saturday the bridge that was being built actually had built-in trusses. It is a truss bridge with above deck truss elements which, from an engineering perspective, is very different than a cable-stayed bridge,Ž FIGG spokeswoman Cheryl Stopnick said in an email. Verrastro said there may have been enough support in place at the time. He said these projects are constructed with very speci“c sequencingŽ and phases. Smitha, Durans uncle, cant help but believe that this tragedy could have been avoided. This was a colossal failure of the system,Ž he said. This was complete incompetence from the top ... I want someone to step up and say, The buck stops with me.ŽBRIDGEFROM PAGE 1 Department of“cial, Rod Rosenstein, should bring an endŽ to the Russia investigation manufacturedŽ by Comey. Dowd told The Associated Press that he neither was calling on Rosenstein, the deputy attorney government overseeing Muellers inquiry, to “re the special counsel immediately nor had discussed with Rosenstein the idea of dismissing Mueller or ending the probe. McCabe asserted he was singled out because of the role I played, the actions I took, and the events I witnessed in the aftermathŽ of Comeys “red by Trump last May. Mueller is investigating whether Trumps actions, including Comeys ouster, constitute obstruction of justice. McCabe could be an important witness. Trump, in his Tweet early Saturday, said McCabes “ring was a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI „ A great day for Democracy.Ž He said Sanctimonious James Comey,Ž as McCabes boss, made McCabe look like a choirboy.Ž McCabe said the release of the “ndings against him was accelerated after he told congressional of“cials that he could corroborate Comeys accounts of Comeys conversations with the president. McCabe spent more than 20 years as a career FBI of“cial and played key roles in some of the bureaus most recent signi“cant investigations. Trump repeatedly condemned him over the past year as emblematic of an FBI leadership he contends is biased against his administration. McCabe had been on leave from the FBI since January, when he abruptly left the deputy director position. He had planned to retire on Sunday, and the dismissal probably jeopardizes his ability to collect his full pension bene“ts. His removal could add to the turmoil that has enveloped the FBI since Comeys “ring and as the FBI continues its Trump campaign investigation that the White House has dismissed as a hoax. The “ring arises from an inspector general review into how the FBI handled the Clinton email investigation. That inquiry focused not only on speci“c decisions made by FBI leadership but also on news media leaks. McCabe came under scrutiny over an October 2016 news report that revealed differing approaches within the FBI and Justice Department over how aggressively the Clinton Foundation should be investigated. The watchdog of“ce has concluded that McCabe authorized FBI of“cials to speak to a Wall Street Journal reporter for that story and that McCabe had not been forthcoming with investigators. McCabe denies it.MCCABEFROM PAGE 1 the secret prison in Thailand until after one detainee, Abu Zubaydah, was waterboarded 83 times in August 2002. But they indicate she arrived before another detainee, Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri, was waterboarded at least three times in November 2002. Details about the two detainees treatment were disclosed in a 2014 Senate report. It said the prison was shut down in December 2002. Even if Haspel was at the prison site for just a few months, Steven Watt, an American Civil Liberties Union attorney, said she was deeply involved in the interrogation program. For much of its existence, Haspel was deputy director of the CIAs counterterrorism center that ran the program using enhanced interrogation techniques.Ž At least 119 men were detained and interrogated as part of the program, said Watt, who represented two detainees and the family of another in a 2015 lawsuit against a pair of CIA-hired psychologists. Its unknown if Haspel ever was or currently is a gung-ho proponent of brutal methods, or if she was only implementing orders from CIA headquarters. Several colleagues and former intelligence of“cials have come to her defense. Mike Morell, who was an acting director of the CIA, worked closely with Haspel from 2006 until he retired in 2013. Morell has described her as a warm and engagingŽ colleague with a selfdeprecatingŽ sense of humor. Shes a simply exceptionalŽ person who gets things done in a quiet, yet effective wayŽ and is calm under “re.Ž The media is also likely to refer to a moment in her career when she drafted a cable instructing a “eld station to destroy videotapes of CIA interrogations of senior alQaida operatives,Ž Morell wrote when Haspel became deputy CIA director last year. She did so at the request of her direct supervisor and believing that it was lawful to do so. I personally led an accountability exercise that cleared Haspel of any wrongdoing in the case.Ž While some of assignments have come under political “re, in each case she was following the lawful orders of the president,Ž Morell said. And, in each case, she carried out her responsibilities within the bounds of the law and with excellent judgment. Any criticism of her in this regard is unfair.Ž Psychologist James Mitchell, an architect of the CIA program who worked at the same black site, said Haspel wont “lter the intelligence she distributes to Trump through a political lens to please him or jockey for political reward. Wed be shooting ourselves in the foot if shes not con“rmed,Ž he told Fox News. Shes got deep institutional knowledge. She has worked more than 30 years in the agency. Shes earned the right to be there. She can go to work on Day One.Ž Former CIA spokesman Bill Harlow, who helped Mitchell write a book, said the focus on interrogation obscures the CIA directors wide-ranging portfolio. Instead of re-litigating the past, he said Haspel should be asked about Russia, China and cyber threats and how to improve intelligence collection on Americas adversaries. Ret. Air Force Col. Steven Kleinman, a longtime interrogator with lengthy experience during the “rst Gulf War, isnt sure. He said he doesnt know Haspels personal views about the harsh interrogations, but said theres no indication she ever tried to halt them. That question has to be asked by the Senate: Did you at any time suggest that it be stopped because its ineffective, immoral or illegal?Ž Kleinman said. I think we all deserve an answer to that.ŽCIAFROM PAGE 1 CIA DEPUTY DIRECTOR GINA HASPEL Trumps opposition is alarming northeastern Republicans such as Gateway supporter Peter King, R-N.Y., who lobbied Trump on the project at a St. Patricks luncheon in the Capitol on Thursday. The Gateway Project would add an $11 billion rail tunnel under the Hudson River to complement deteriorating, century-old tunnels that are at risk of closing in a few years. It enjoys bipartisan support among key Appropriations panel negotiators on the omnibus measure who want to get the expensive project on track while their coffers are ”ush with money. Most House Republicans voted to kill the funding in a tally last year, however, preferring to see the money spread to a greater number of districts. Obviously, if were doing a huge earmark ... its troubling,Ž said Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., a leader of House conservatives. Why would we do that? Schumers pet project and we pass that under a Republican-controlled Senate, House and White House?Ž Schumer has kept a low pro“le, avoiding stoking a battle with the unpredictable Trump. Theres also a continuing battle over Trumps longpromised U.S.-Mexico border wall. While Trump traveled to California on Tuesday to inspect prototypes for the wall, whats pending now is $1.6 billion for earlier designs involving sections in Texas that double as levees and 14 miles of replacement fencing in San Diego. It appears Democrats may be willing to accept wall funding, but they are battling hard against Trumps demands for big increases for immigration agents and detention beds they fear would enable wide-scale roundups of immigrants illegally living in the U.S. Meanwhile, a White House trial balloon to trade additional years of wall funding for a temporary reprieve for immigrants brought to the country illegally as children „ commonly called DreamersŽ „ landed with a thud last week. Republicans are holding “rm against a provision by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., designed to make sure that Planned Parenthood, intensely disliked by anti-abortion Republicans, receives a lions share of federal family planning grants. But another abortion-related provision „ backed by House Speaker P aul Ryan, R-Wis. „ that would strengthen conscience protectionŽ for health care providers that refuse to provide abortions remained unresolved heading into the “nal round of talks, though Democrats opposing it have prevailed in the past. Chances for an effort to attach legislation to permit states to require out-of-state online retailers to collect sales taxes appear to be fading. And Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., faces strong opposition from Democrats on a change to campaign “nance laws to give party committees like the National Republican Senate Committee the freedom to work more closely with their candidates and ease limits to permit them to funnel more money to the most competitive races. One item that appears likely to catch a ride on the must-pass measure is a package of telecommunications bills, including a measure to free up airwaves for wireless users in anticipation of new 5G technology.BUDGETFROM PAGE 1 AP PHOTOA worker uses a saw next to a crushed car under a section of a collapsed pedestrian bridge, Friday, near Florida International University in the Miami area.


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An African prince flees an arranged marriage to find his own American queen. Dear John (10, Drama) aac A woman falls for a soldier, but when war erupts, it threatens to separate them.(:50) Obsessed (09, Thriller) aa Temp worker develops fascination for employer and tries to seduce him. (HD) HBO302302302302302302400(4:45) Hidden Figures (17) aaac Women cross gender and racial lines.(:55) Kong: Skull Island (17, Adventure) aaa Tom Hiddleston. Scientific expedition unknowingly crosses into realm of monsters on island. (PG-13)Here and Now: Fight, Death Ramon struggles to avoid facing reality. Here and Now: Fight, Death Ramon struggles to avoid facing reality. Last Week John Oliver(TVMA)Here and Now: Fight, Death (R) HBO2303303303303303303402Real Time with Bill Maher(TVMA) (HD)Here and Now: Hide and Seek Greg and Audrey search for funding. Here and Now: From Sun Up to Sun Down Farid struggles.(TVMA)Predator (87) aaa A commando unit in the Central American jungle is hunted by an invisible alien. (R) (HD) (:47) Predator 2 (90, Action) aac Cops and an FBI agent seek to end the killing spree of a extraterrestrial. (R) HBO3304304304304304304404(5:25) Observe and Report (09) aac A mall cop seeks justice and love.(:55) The Theory of Everything (15, Drama) Eddie Redmayne. Famed physicist meets wife, faces physical ailment, and makes impact in science. Sideways (04, Comedy) aaac Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church. Best friends re-evaluate their lives while visiting the California Wine Country.(:15) A United Kingdom (17, Drama) Two face opposition to marriage. MAX320320320320320320420(5:00) The Postman (97, Adventure) aac Kevin Costner, Will Patton. In 2013, a lone drifter attempts to restore order to a post-apocalyptic America. Almost Christmas (16, Comedy) aac Kimberly Elise, Omar Epps. Patriarch asks his entire family to join him for Christmas and get along. (PG-13) (:55) Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (16, Comedy) aaa Zac Efron. Brothers shocked by wedding dates. Arthur (11) Bachelors choices. MAX2321321321321321321422(:55) Independence Day: Resurgence (16, Action) Liam Hemsworth. When aliens attack, it is up to a few brave men and women to save humanity. Strike Back Ex-CIA contractor. House of Sand and Fog (04) An Iranian immigrant uses the last of his savings to purchase a home he hopes to turn for a profit, only to discover it legally belongs to another person. The Mummy (17, Adventure) Ancient princess rises, bringing terror. SHO340340340340340340365The Chi: Wallets Brandon decides to go out on his own.(TVMA) (R)The Chi: Namaste Brandon attempts peace with Jerrika. President Presidents net wort President Presidents net wort Homeland: Species Jump Saul contacts an old friend.(TVMA) (N) (HD)The Chi: Ease on Down the Road Ronnie faces his past crimes. (N)The Chi: Ease on Down the Road Ronnie faces his past crimes. (R) TMC350350350350350350385(:05) Personal Shopper (16, Drama) aaa Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger. Woman makes effort to make contact with recently deceased twin brother. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (11, Thriller) Gary Oldman, Colin Firth. A British agent is tasked with finding a Soviet spy in the MI-6 upper echelons.(:10) Charlie Wilsons War (07, Drama) aaa Tom Hanks. An East Texas congressman secretly sends money to Afghans fighting the Soviets. (R) 6 PM6:307 PM7:308 PM8:309 PM9:3010 PM10:3011 PM11:30 Sunday TelevisionVEN-VENICE E-N-ENGLEWOOD SAR-SARASOTA PC-PORT CHARLOTTE ARC-ARCADIA SPG-SOUTH PUNTA GORDATodays Live Sports8:30 a.m. FS1 German Bundesliga Soccer Hannover 96 at Borussia Dortmund. (L) 10 a.m. WGN Marathon Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon. (L) 10:30 a.m. FS1 German Bunde sliga Soccer Bayer Leverkusen at Kln. (L) 12 p.m. CBS 2018 NCAA Basketball Tournament Second Round. (L) ESPN 2018 NIT Basketball Tournament Second Round Mississippi State at Baylor. (L) ESPN2 2018 NCAA Womens Basketball Tournament Second Round. (L) 12:30 p.m. FS1 FIA Formula E Championship Punta del Este. (T) GOLF PGA Tour Golf Arnold Palmer Invitational: Final Rnd. (L) 1 p.m. FSN MLB Spring Training Miami Marlins vs New York Yankees. (L) 2 p.m. ESPN 2018 BNP Paribas Open Tennis Mens & Womens Championships. (L) ESPN2 2018 NCAA Womens Basketball Tournament Second Round. (L) NBC PGA Tour Golf Arnold Palmer Invitational: Final Rnd. (L) 2:30 p.m. CBS 2018 NCAA Basketball Tournament Second Round. (L) 3:30 p.m. FOX Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400. (L) 4:30 p.m. ESPN2 2018 NIT Basketball Tournament Second Round Oregon Ducks at Marquette Golden Eagles. (L) 5 p.m. CBS 2018 NCAA Basketball Tournament Second Round. (L) FSSUN NHL Hockey Edmonton at Tampa Bay. (L) 6 p.m. GOLF LPGA Tour Golf Bank of Hope Founders Cup: Final Round. (L) TNT 2018 NCAA Basketball Tournament Second Rnd. (L) 6:30 p.m. ESPN2 2018 NIT Basketball Tournament Second Round Middle Tennessee at Louisville. (L) 7 p.m. ESPN 2018 NCAA Wom ens Basketball Tournament Second Round. (L) TBS 2018 NCAA Basketball Tournament Second Rnd. (L) 8:30 p.m. ESPN2 2018 NCAA Womens Basketball Tournament Second Round. (L) STATE TALLAHASSEE, Fla. „ Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who came into of“ce nearly eight years ago promising to slash government spending as part of a plan to turn around the states economy, signed a roughly $89 billion state budget Friday that is much larger than the one he approved back in 2011. Scott acted quickly on the annual spending plan that had been approved by the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature just days earlier. Heading into a crucial election year, Scott spared many individual projects from line-item vetoes. Instead, he vetoed a modest $64 million in projects and spending decisions „ the lowest amount he has vetoed during his time in of“ce. The GOP governor, who is leaving of“ce in early 2019 because of term limits, maintained that his “nal budget would build on his efforts during his two terms. The budget covers spending from July 2018 to June 2019. Today, Florida is strong and I am proud of our hard work over the past seven years to grow the economy, invest in education, protect the environment and keep our families safe,Ž Scott said in his budget-signing letter. Scott approved a budget that is 29 percent higher than the one he signed his “rst year, when the Great Recession had hammered Floridas economy and the governor and legislators responded by ordering deep budget cuts. But even with this years increased spending levels, the budget drew an outcry from school superintendents who said it could force districts to cut their budgets in the coming school year. Although lawmakers boosted overall school funding by more than $101 per student, most of the new money is tied to a school safety measure signed into law by Scott in the aftermath of the shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The new law includes money for mental health programs and to hire additional school resource of“cers. School districts arent allowed to move the money into other areas. Pasco Superintendent Kurt Browning was among several school leaders from across the state who asked Scott to veto the school funding portion of the budget and order legislators back to town to try again. Browning said in a letter to the governor that although he strongly supported the additional safety money, it had come at the expense of educating our students.Ž Democrats „ including those seeking to replace Scott „ blasted the governor for a budget that they said shortchangedŽ schools. Senate President Joe Negron said he was contentŽ that legislators had tried to set aside enough money for education amid what he called competing interests.Ž I think we have done a reasonable job in trying to increase K-12 funding and trying to increase teacher salaries as our economy has recovered,Ž Negron said Friday. The budget approved by Scott includes $100 million for Florida Forever, the states environmental land buying program, which has received minimal money since the Great Recession. Legislators also set aside $50 million to help deal with the states opioid crisis and agreed to expand the amount paid to 100,000 college students eligible for the states popular Bright Futures college scholarship program. Scotts vetoes touched primarily on projects sprinkled through the budget that he said bypassed the normal process or were local projects. The vetoes included $1.5 million to study extending an existing toll road from north of the Tampa Bay area to the Georgia state line. Legislators backed the idea because the road could be used for future hurricane evacuations, but Scott said the study could be done without extra money. The governor also vetoed $750,000 legislators set aside to look at reversing the ”ow on major highways during a storm. Scott said the money isnt needed because state of“cials have already concluded reversing highways is not effective.Florida Gov. Scott signs new budget, uses veto pen sparinglyBy GARY FINEOUTASSOCIATED PRESS 2 small planes crash on airport runwayPALATKA, Fla. (AP) „ Authorities say two small planes ran into each other on a Florida airports runway. The Florida Times-Union reports that the crash happened Friday morning at Palatka Municipal Airport. The Florida Highway Patrol says no injuries were reported to the three people involved. The Federal Aviation Administration says a singleengine plane landed and then a second plane landed on top of it. Of“cials werent immediately naming the pilots.Officials say fire drill during shooting walkout was mistakeLAKELAND, Fla. (AP) „ Of“cials at a Florida charter school have acknowledged that it was a mistake to hold a “re drill during a nationwide walkout on the one-month anniversary of the Parkland school shooting. Alan Black, director of schools for the Lakeland charter network, said in an email to the Ledger that the administrators at McKeel Academy of Technology deeply regretŽ the handling of Wednesday mornings walkout. Administrators had previously said that any students who left class would be punished. Black said the intent of holding the “re drill around the time of the walkout was to allow those students who wished to protest a safe place. Some students who hadnt planned to join the walkout said they felt forced to take part, while students who were planning to participate felt like their actions were being undermined. Most other public high schools in Polk County allowed students to leave class Wednesday for 17 minutes, one for each victim in the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.Police: Teen who stabbed 3 had been monitoredPALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) „ A Florida teenager accused of fatally stabbing a 13-year-old boy during a “ght about his religion during a sleepover had been monitored by federal and other authorities for months, police said. The teen, 17, was jailed in a juvenile detention center after his arraignment earlier this week on “rst-degree murder and attempted-murder charges, news outlets reported. Authorities havent yet said whether he will be charged as an adult. The Associated Press does not generally identify juveniles charged with crimes. The teen was arrested after police say he fatally stabbed Jovanni Sierra, 13, and wounded Elaine Simon, 43, and her 13-year-old son, Dane Bancroft, at a birthday sleepover. Police say the teen was upset because one of the boys had made funŽ of his Muslim faith by referring to celebrities as gods. Police say the boy told them he had read the Quran before going to the home. The teens lawyer did not respond to a voicemail seeking comment. A Jupiter, Florida, police report said several local law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, had been aware of threats the teen made to a school in England. The report also said he had sympathized with some terror groups, and that local authorities and the FBI had discussed pursuing charges. The FBI declined comment Friday. STATE NEWS BRIEFS


The Sun /Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 7 Name That CompanyIn 1954, my current chairman took over an Australian company and built a media empire that launched TV channels such as FOX News, FX, Fox Sports Network and National Geographic. It was split in two in 2013, and I got many enterprises you may know, such as The Australian, Barrons, Dow Jones, Harlequin, HarperCollins, MarketWatch, The New York Post, The Times, The Wall Street Journal, William Morrow and Zondervan, among others. (Fox News went to the other company, 21st Century Fox.) My market value was recently near $9 billion. Who am I?Think you know the answer? Well announce it in next weeks edition. todays date. Pretend theyve bought a few shares of each, then have them look up and record the latest prices every week or so, calculating their gains or losses. Such short-term stock price movements arent terribly meaningful, but they can help a child understand how the market works. (You can set up an online portfolio at sites such as finance. or elsewhere, which can make tracking their holdings even easier.) 3. Follow companies of interest together, watching them expand internationally, add stores, announce new products or services, compete with rivals, and report quarterly sales and earnings. Explore their websites and annual reports. Watch how news affects stock prices. 4. Eventually, help your kid(s) actually invest. You can open a custodial brokerage account, or you might informally sellŽ some of your own shares to your child. Once your child turns 18, she can open her own brokerage account. Teens (and clever preteens) can learn more in our book, The Motley Fool Investment Guide for Teens: 8 Steps to Having More Money Than Your Parents Ever Dreamed Of,Ž by David and Tom Gardner with Selena Maranjian (Touchstone, $16).The Motley Fool TakeInvesting in InfrastructureBrookfield Infrastructure Partners, L.P. (NYSE: BIP) is a master limited partnership (meaning its treated differently, tax-wise, than most public companies), owning and operating critically important infrastructure assets that provide water, energy, data and transportation to millions of people around the world. The companys funds from operations have been growing, rising 14 percent from 2016 to 2017. Much of its cash flow stems from long-term contracts „ in many cases in markets where it operates as a regional monopoly. Unlike many other companies that prosper or falter along with the economy, Brookfield Infrastructure is much less vulnerable to the economic environment. After all, people may put off buying a new car in a recession, but theyll keep paying for water and energy. Brookfield plans to increase its payout between 5 percent and 9 percent each year as it steadily expands its portfolio. In 2017, it invested $2.7 billion in new assets and ended the year with $3 billion in available funds to continue its growth. Infrastructure growth is a massive global need. Between 2014 and 2045, the global urban population is expected to increase by more than 2 billion people, who will need access to energy, water, data and transportation. A recent pullback in Brookfields share price resulting in a hefty dividend yield near 4.6 percent presents a nice opportunity for income-seeking long-term investors. (The Motley Fool has recommended Brookfield.) Ask the Fool My Dumbest InvestmentMissed MillionsI bought 3,000 shares of Intuitive Surgical for around $16 apiece, held for several years while it moved sideways and then ultimately sold when it was trading for around $30 per share. I was tired of waiting for its story to unfold, which was a big mistake. I did make several thousand dollars on the investment, but I could have made so much more. Argh! By the way, at a later point I noticed the Motley Fool recommending the stock, but I didnt buy any because at that time shares were priced at several times more than I had sold mine for. Dumb! „ R.B., online The Fool Responds: Ouch. That investment didnt deliver a loss, but you did lose out on a lot of potential gains. The company, which makes robotic surgical machines, split its shares 3-for-1 back in October. Pre-split, shares were trading above $1,000 „ post-split, they have recently been trading in the low $400s. If youd still had your 3,000 shares when the stock was at $1,000, they would have been worth $3 million! Its good to find and invest in strong companies with great prospects for continued growth, but you do have to wait for their potential to be realized. Sometimes that can take a while. Remember, too, that terrific companies that grow for many years will often seem overvalued along the way, scaring many away. Shifting Into ReverseQWhat are reverse stock splits? „ T.M., Augusta, GeorgiaAImagine you own 100 shares of a stock trading at $10 per share. With a regular split, such as a 2-for-1, youd end up with 200 shares of a $5 stock.Reverse splits go in the other direction. With a 1-for-10 reverse split, for example, youd end up with 1 share for each 10 that you owned, and the share price will be multiplied by 10, so youd have 10 shares, priced around $100 each. Note that the total value of your shares doesnt change „ its still $1,000. The company simply increased its stock price by decreasing its number of shares. Reverse splits are often done to avoid getting delisted from a stock exchange that has minimum stock-price requirements. They can also prop up stock prices so they look less embarrassing. Be wary of companies announcing reverse splits, as theyre often in trouble.***QI know its best to invest in stocks for the long term, but how long is that? „ B.P., Janesville, WisconsinAAim to hold on to the stocks you buy for at least several, if not many, years. As long as the company remains healthy and is likely to keep growing at a good clip, and as long as its stock price hasnt gotten way ahead of itself, its probably best to hang on. Many fortunes have been built by people who stayed invested in solid stocks for decades. Remember, too, that long-term capital gains are generally taxed at a lower rate than short-term gains. Thats another benefit of long-term investing. (For capital gains, long termŽ means at least a year and a day.)Want more information about stocks? Send us an email tos SchoolGet Your Kids InvestingGet your kids interested in money and investing while theyre still young, and you may set them up for a life of financial security and possibly even early retirement! After all, children have much more of a critical ingredient for wealth building than the rest of us: time. Here are some ways to get them started: 1. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureaus Money As You GrowŽ site at (click on Consumer ToolsŽ) offers activities for kids of all ages. Youngsters can also learn from the Secret Millionaires Club at „ it offers videos and games and features advice from Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. 2. Maintain a mock portfolio. Have your kids look around their home, school and town, and theyll spot companies such as Apple, Boeing, Disney, Facebook, General Motors, McDonalds, Microsoft, Netflix, Nike, Starbucks and Walmart. Have them list companies that interest them most, with ticker symbols, current stock prices and 2018 THE MOTLEY FOOL/DIST. BY ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION 3/15 LAST WEEKS TRIVIA ANSWERMy history goes way, way back. The oldest company in North America, I was chartered in 1670 as a fur-trading business. In 1870, I ceded my vast western territories to the new country of Canada. Today, Im a global retailing giant, with more than 480 stores ranging from luxury to discount, in various formats, such as department stores. You might know some of my brands: Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off 5th and Gilt. (Stores bearing my own name are well-known in Canada.) I employ more than 66,000 people and have many real estate investments. Who am I? (Answer: Hudsons Bay Co.)Want to Invest? Email us at, and well send you some tips to start investing. Sorry, we cant provide individual financial advice. FOR ANSWERS, TURN TO PAGE 4IF FOUND, CALL ...BY MATTHEW SEWELL / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ ACROSS1 Heading on a neighborhood poster8 Radio personality Glenn12 Bump, as from a schedule19 Standing closet20 Poison-ivy soother21 Huts22 Anti-mob tool23 Dryer buildup24 1984Ž superstate25 Get em!Ž26 Power up?27 High land28 Last seen riding in a basket. If found, call ____ [see 106-Across]32 Mix with33 Fall off36 Pizzeria chain, casually37 Like a certain Freudian complex39 Graduation attire41 It goes around theneck42 Doesnt just assume44 Last seen in the nursery. If found, call ____ [see 84-Across]46 One who cant keep weight off for long50 Tempe sch.51 Scream or bawl, e.g.52 Like most holidays53 Reverses, as a deletion55 Darn it all!Ž58 It may hold the line59 Toll rds.61 Yokohama yesŽ62 Tijuana setting, informally63 Postal abbr. for a rural address64 Last seen with a red-haired girl. If found, call ____ [see 119-Across]68 Drone, for one69 Cyclotron bits70 Heres an idea ƒŽ71 Some bygone theaters72 Bleat73 Confrere74 Food-cart offerings76 One of the Marcoses of the Philippines80 Alphabetically first American IdolŽ judge across all 16 seasons82 Go from bud to blossom, to a poet84 Pretend86 Last seen chasing down clues. If found, call ____ [see 24-Across]90 Poet who wrote ofDaedalus91 ____-green92 Theme song of Milton Berle93 Forms, forms and more forms96 Sash supporter97 Any of the Baltic states, once: Abbr.98 Whats left on TV?100 Last seen being mocked by a cat. If found, call ____ [see 46-Across]103 Gambling mecca104 Increase105 Lilt106 Proceed enthusiastically109 Symbol gotten by typing Option+Shift+2110 Hit straight to the shortstop, perhaps114 Promo115 War loser, usually116 Declared117 Storied journey118 Puts the kibosh on119 Algebraic variables DOWN1 Rowing muscle, for short2 Iron Range product3 Wee, to a Scot4 Chests places5 Sudoku entry6 Herb resembling spinach7 Some kitchen appliances, for short8 Adeles Someone Like You,Ž e.g.9 Hebrew for My God! My God!Ž10 Idea11 Etta of old comics12 Sister of Ariadne13 More hoarse14 Snares15 List-reducing abbr.16 Prefix with play and place17 Charlottetowns prov.18 Checkpoint org.21 Post26 Discharges28 4329 Kind of dip30 One-named Swedish singer with the Grammy-nominated song Dancing on My OwnŽ31 It goes around theneck32 Inn stock33 The U.S., to Mexicans34 Hallux, more familiarly35 Stationed (at)38 Clicking sounds?40 Gold medal, to an Olympian42 Repurpose43 Dressy accessory45 Boxing champ Roberto47 Navel type48 Cultural values49 Where the engine is in a Porsche 91154 A bit stiff56 A bit cracked57 Modest two-piece swimsuit60 Sharply sour fruit62 Ecosystem endangered by global warming63 Up64 Pacer65 2000s corporate scandal subject66 Heavenly sound?67 Vagabond68 Coddles72 Marriage announcement73 Some centerfolds74 Golden Globe-winning actor for ChicagoŽ75 Visit during a trip77 Vision-correcting procedure78 Big battery79 Subtitle of Hawthornes FanshaweŽ81 Former part of the U.S.S.R.: Abbr.83 Alternative to boeuf or jambon85 [continued]87 Love all around?88 Actress Faye89 Stop for now94 Saw the sights95 Ruffles96 Moviedom99 My word, maybe101 Lures102 Utahs ____ Mountains103 Some greenery thats not grass104 Parcel (out)106 60s Pontiac107 Websters Third competitor, for short108 Scotlands longest river110 Start of Yales motto111 Chicago terminal code112 Double-back move113 QBs tally 123456789101112131415161718 192021 222324 252627 2829303132333435 3637383940 4142434445 464748495051 52535455565758 5960616263 64656667 68697071 7273747576777879 808182838485 868788899091 9293949596 979899100101102 103104105 106107108109110111112113 114115116 117118119Online subscriptions: Todays puzzle and more than 4,000 past puzzles, ($39.95 a year). 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Page 8 The Sun / Sunday, March 18, 2018 CRYPTOGRAMS LOVE IN THE BACK YARD by Myles Mellor 1. H GHJJHXN CBHVA UHOU AE LYU GPAN DHBN VNYXLJEW, OEP RHDN RO LNHWA UDYC H JNNA!Ž 2. EPM QIWKEZ PVIV GYAAN YLH XUVLHVH EMFVEGVI PVUU. KC ZM FIYAVQWU EM XV GYTV NMW!Ž MLV CWICWIVH UMTKLFUN. 3. XKMW QGQ WKL XYVQLOERZ, ZYUGVN MHHZL PMI WY WKL EMDRZYRP DMVMVM? : G EGVQ IYR ULOI MHHLLZGVN!Ž 4. FYQ LXCS JSHSFIMTSP YSAS HSFFXCH ITQCH HASIF. QCS YSCF MAXHEF ASN ICN VBPED ICN PIXN: X TQJS DQB LAQV VD ESIN FQVIFQSP.Ž 1. A cabbage plant says to his cute kale neighbor, you make my heart skip a beet!Ž 2. Two fruits were happy and blended together well. Im so grapeful to be have you!Ž One murmured lovingly. 3. What did the wonderful, loving apple say to the fabulous banana? : I find you very appeeling!Ž 4. Two fine vegetables were getting along great. One went bright red and mushy and said: I love you from my head tomatoes.Ž CROSSWORD PUZZLE GOREN BRIDGECRYPTOGRAMS HOLIDAY MATHIS HOROSCOPES Your best „ thats all you can do, and its always going to be enough. Note that your best is going to be something dierent from moment to moment. The Aries moon suggests that your best will be in a sweet spot between the lazy way and the way of desperately trying to do too much. (Both of those extremes serve no one.) ARIES (March 21-April 19). Knowledge is the bread of life, and taking action is the meaty part of the sandwich. But constant action will be the thing that makes a dierence. No one can live long o one sandwich. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The change you desire is coming, though not immediately. Dont worry about the schedule. Every time you practice moving toward the goodness of life, you create momentum in that direction. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Dont let the obstacles get in the way of what you want to do. If you cant gure out how to conquer or control them, there is great power in ignoring them. Eventually, the troubles will fall away all by themselves. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Water transports nutrients and chemical messages to the vital organs. Being even 2 cups dehydrated can cause a mood swing in a negative direction. Stay happy. Stay hydrated. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Dont be afraid to try new things. Whatever you get into today, there will be a way out. It may be about going back. It may be about climbing up. But more than likely, the way out is through. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). To be alive is dierent from feeling alive. You notice the dierence particularly when youre around a certain person. That q uickenin g „ theres nothin g q uite like it. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You didnt get yourself into this position, but youre still the one who has to get yourself out of it. Buddha said, No one saves us but ourselves. No one can, and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.Ž SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It turns out the small things that make life great „ enjoying the sun, breathing fresh, sweet air, a touch „ are not small things after all. Ask anyone who cant do them. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Dare to leave your safety zone at least once a day. It doesnt have to be a big gesture. Just enough to trigger your fear will do. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). When the pressure builds and you start feeling anxious „ some days, that would be a sign to press on through. Not this time. Take a break! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). People experience their own state of mind for their own reasons. You may be caught in the emotional weather of this, but dont take it any more personally than you would an actual rainstorm. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Heres a way to avoid worrying about where to take a relationship next. At some point in your interaction, lay down the groundwork for your next interaction, whatever you want that to be. Envision it, and act on that picture. TODAYS BIRTHDAY (March 18). Lifes process is working. You trust it, and you are steadily growing into who you want to be. The victory in May will be hard-won (and thats the only kind worth anything). In August, youve an opportunity to turn a potential misfortune into a future fortune. Someone special helps you further develop your talent in September. Aries and Virgo adore you. Your luck y numbers are: 4 14 7 39 and 45.PUZZLE ANSWERSPuzzles on previous pages)


The Sun /Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 9 CROSSWORD PUZZLE DEAR ABBY HELOISE JUMBLE DEAR ABBY: Im a disabled middle-aged woman, married for 15 years. From the beginning, there was never much passion between my husband and me, but were friends. Im now becoming less able to go out and do things, and I will eventually be wheelchair-bound. I want to leave him so he can nd someone who is able to do things with him. I actually did it at one point. I moved into a cheap mobile home, but he sold the house and followed me. Hes a loving husband, but he is messy. I exhaust myself picking up after him, and two months after moving into another house, the entire garage and basement cannot be walked through. I really think what I want is to live alone in a simple, clean apartment. He „ and others „ tell me I need him and Im nuts to live alone on Social Security when I could stay in this nice house. Im just so tired all the time, and cleaning up after him is torture physically. Should I stay or should I go? „ EXHAUSTED IN NEW HAMPSHIRE DEAR EXHAUSTED: Although you didnt say it directly, your messy husband may be a hoarder. If thats the case, whether you stay or live elsewhere may depend upon his getting help for it „ not to mention getting the garage and basement cleared out. Obviously, your husband loves you or he wouldnt have followed you when you moved into the mobile home. Do not divorce him because you feel guilty about not being well. He may need you as much as you need him. If picking up after him is too tiring, then it may be time to get someone in periodically to clean. DEAR ABBY: My husband passed away last year after a six-year struggle with Alzheimers. It was a long and heartbreaking time for me. I have two sons, but they dont live close. I see them and their families only a few times a year. I have pretty much been alone since my husbands diagnosis. I have friends „ all couples „ but going out with them isnt comfortable. Its a very lonely life. I recently met a nice man who is divorced with no children. He has asked me to dinner. My problem is that he is 20 years younger. He says age doesnt matter to him, but I dont want to look like an old fool. (Im 84.) We communicate by phone or email. I have not told anyone about this. We have so much in common „ we like the same foods, same kind of music and other things. I have always taken care of myself, and no one can believe my age. Im not looking for marriage, but it would be nice to have someone to have dinner with, and good conversation. I love to play golf, and so does he. Am I foolish? „ LONG TIME LONELY DEAR LONG TIME LONELY: No. Unless you have a sell byŽ date stamped on your forehead, you should not preoccupy yourself with the dierence in your ages. You say you arent looking for marriage, so why not have an enjoyable time and see if a relationship evolves? You will have a happier life once you stop worrying about what other people may „ or may not „ think. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www. or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For everything you need to know about wedding planning, order How to Have a Lovely Wedding.Ž Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Wedding Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)Dear Readers: It can be a time-consuming and messy task to get nuts out of their shells. Use these hints to make it easier. Pecans: Cover them with boiling water and let the nuts stand until the water is cold. Walnuts: Soak overnight in a bowl of salted water. Chestnuts: Make a tiny gash on the at side of the nuts to pierce the outer skin. Roast in an oven at 400 degrees until the skins loosen. Once shelled, store nuts in an airtight container in a cool place. They can be refrigerated for four months and frozen for eight months. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: We j ust bought a house with a chandelier in the dining room. How can I clean it? „ Anne from Oregon Dear Anne: If the chandelier has hanging crystals, it can seem like a daunting task to clean and remove dust and dirt. Try this to make your chandelier sparkle again: 1. Shut o the chandelier and let it cool completely. 2. Put a plastic tablecloth or a sheet under the chandelier to contain drips. Use a sturdy ladder, if needed. 3. Put on clean cotton gloves and then spray glass cleaner on one glove and keep the other dry. Wipe the dirty crystal with the dampened glove and wipe dry with the other one. Repeat this with the cooled bulbs as well. 4. DO NOT spray cleaner directly onto the chandelier because it could corrode the metal parts. 5. NEVER TURN OR ROTATE the chandelier while you are cleaning it because the wiring could become damaged, and you might get an electrical shock. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: I have a family member who is about to celebrate a big birthday. Do you have an idea for a really spectacular cake that I can make for this special event? „ Bethany from South Carolina Dear Bethany: Yes, I do! You can make a dazzling, tower-shaped pastry confection for a memorable family celebration. Buy several bags of small cream pus lled with pastry cream, or you can make them. Select a large, round platter and pile up the cream pus into a tall pyramid shape. Drizzle chocolate over the cream pus. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or glittery, edible pieces. Tuck mint leaves or little owers in between the pus. „ Heloise Dear Readers: Burned popcorn leaves a horrible smell in the microwave. To remove it, ll a microwave-safe bowl with one cup of water. Sprinkle your favorite spice, like cinnamon, in the bowl or add a couple of drops of vanilla or lemon extract. Heat the water until it comes to a boil. Let this sit inside the microwave for 10 to 15 minutes to cool down. Wipe the walls with paper towels. Then open the door to let the microwave air out. „ HeloiseDisabled wife is overwhelmed by husbands hoarding, messy habitsDear Abby Hints from Heloise


Page 10 The Sun / Sunday, March 18, 2018 WORLD YEKATERINBURG, Russia „ Vladimir Putins victory in Russias presidential election Sunday isnt in doubt. The only real question is whether voters will turn out in big enough numbers to hand him a convincing mandate for his fourth term „ and many Russian workers are facing intense pressure to do so. Yevgeny Roizman, the mayor of Russias fourth-largest city Yekaterinburg, said in a recent video blog that local of“cials and state employees have all received orders from higher upŽ to make sure that the presidential vote turnout is over 60 percent. They are using everything: schools, kindergartens, hospitals „ the battle for the turnout is unprecedented,Ž said Roizman, one of the rare opposition politicians to hold a signi“cant elected of“ce. A doctor at one of the citys hospitals told The Associated Press how one kind of pressure works. The doctor, who gave her name only as Yekaterina because of fears about repercussions, said she and her co-workers were told to “ll out forms detailing not only where they would cast their ballots, but giving the names and details of two alliesŽ whom they promise to persuade to go vote. Its not something you can argue about,Ž she said at a cafe Saturday. People were indignant at “rst, said Theyre violating our rights ... but what can you do?Ž Yekaterina said she isnt sure what shell do with her ballot, musing that maybe Ill just write Putin is a moron.Ž But she clearly understands that not showing up at the polling place Sunday will not only endanger her job but will re”ect badly on her boss, whom she likes. The Russian doctor said she wouldnt go to vote if she wasnt forced to. Whats the point? We already know the outcome. This is just a circus show,Ž she said. The eight presidential candidates were barred from campaigning Saturday, but the message to voters was clear from billboards celebrating Russian greatness „ a big theme of Putins leadership „ and Kremlinfriendly media coverage. Putin urged Russians on Friday to use their right to choose the future for the great Russia that we all love.Ž He warned that failure to cast a ballot would mean that this decisive choice will be made without your opinion taken into account.Ž While Putin has seven challengers on the ballot, none is a real threat. The last time he faced voters in 2012, he faced a serious opposition movement, but since then he has boosted his popularity thanks to Russian actions in Ukraine and Syria. More than 1,500 international observers are joining thousands of Russian observers to watch the vote. The government wants to ensure that this election is clean after ballot stuf“ng and fraud marred the last presidential election in 2012. This time the outcome is so certain that authorities are investing in massive get-out-the-vote efforts to ensure a decent turnout that would embolden Putin domestically and internationally. A Russian election monitoring group said Saturday it has registered an alarmingŽ rise in recent days in complaints that employers are forcing or pressuring workers to vote. Grigory Melkonyants, co-chair of the independent Golos center, told the AP on Saturday the group has also recorded smaller complaints, such as gimmicks like discounted potatoes for people who vote, or schools holding special performances on Election Day to lure parents to an onsite voting station. He said his own group has come under increasing pressure as the election approached, and warned that independent observers may be targeted by some kind of attackŽ on voting day. He didnt elaborate. As U.S. authorities investigate alleged Russian interference in President Donald Trumps 2016 election, Moscow has warned of possible meddling in the Russian vote. Turnout-boosting efforts have been the most visible feature of the campaign „ and all come from taxpayers pockets. In Moscow alone, authorities are spending 50 million rubles ($870,000) on balloons and festive decorations at polling stations. In Moscow, “rst-time voters will be given free tickets for pop concerts featuring some of Russias most popular artists who have campaigned for Putin. For older voters, Moscow health authorities will be offering free cancer screenings at selected polling stations. In the southern city of Tambov, the state-sponsored Youth Parliament has backed an Instagram competition. Voters who take sel“es at polling stations and post them under the designated hashtag will be able to enter a raf”e for high-end electronics, including an iPhoneX. Election observers and local media have reported threats and coercion of voters to re-register at their place of work and report later that they have voted. Ella Pam“lova, chairwoman of the Central Election Commission who was appointed to clean up Russias electoral system, vowed to respond to complaints about being coerced to vote. Leave people alone,Ž Pam“lova said at a recent session of the commission. No manager has the right to tell them where to vote.Ž Voters in Russias Perm region said they were coming under pressure from their employers to vote Sunday „ and to prove it. Messages were sent Friday to regional employees, warning that information about their voting habits would be submitted to management. Putin has traveled across Russia, pledging to raise wages, pour more funds into the countrys crumbling health care and education and to modernize dilapidated infrastructure. The presidential vote is set on the anniversary of Russias 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. Polls show that most Russians continue to see the takeover of that Black Sea peninsula as a major achievement despite subsequent Western sanctions. Among Putins challengers is Ksenia Sobchak, a 36-year-old TV host who has campaigned on a liberal platform and criticized Putins policies. Some see Sobchak, the daughter of Putins onetime patron, as a Kremlin project intended to add a democratic veneer to the vote and help split the ranks of Kremlin critics. Putins main foe, opposition leader Alexei Navalny, was barred from the race because of a criminal conviction widely seen as politically motivated. Navalny has called for a boycott of the vote.Russian voters pressured as Putin eyes re-electionBy NATALIYA VASILYEVA and ANGELA CHARLTONASSOCIATED PRESS ANATOLY MALTSEV/POOL PHOTO VIA APRussian President Vladimir Putin gestures while speaking to employees of the Almazov National Medical Center in St.Petersburg, Russia, Friday. ATHENS, Greece „ A smuggling boat sank Saturday off a Greek island, killing at least 16 migrants including children, and a searchand-rescue operation was underway to “nd two others believed missing. The wooden boat was believed to have been carrying around 21 people when it sank for reasons that were not immediately clear off the coast of the eastern Aegean island of Agathonisi, the Greek coast guard said. Three people „ two women and one man „ managed to swim to the island and alert authorities. A massive search operation involving aircraft, the Greek navy and coast guard and a vessel from the European border agency Frontex was underway. A coast guard spokeswoman said the recovered bodies had not been identi“ed yet and they included six children. Despite a two-year deal between the European Union and Turkey designed to stop migrants and refugees from pouring into Europe from the Turkish coast to nearby Greek islands, dozens and sometimes hundreds of people still make the journey each week. Most cross in rickety in”atable boats or other unseaworthy vessels. The U.N. Refugee Agency released a statement saying it is deeply saddenedŽ at the sinking. Some 4,000 people, mainly women and children from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, have arrived by sea to Greece so far this year. Todays tragic incident is the “rst shipwreck in the Aegean of 2018, but some 500 refugees and migrants lost their lives or went missing in the Greek Aegean Sea over the past two years,Ž it said. The U.N. refugee agency said renewed efforts are needed to combat smuggling and traf“cking and to strengthen safe alternatives to the perilous sea journeys.Ž Also Saturday, demonstrators marched through central Athens protesting the EU-Turkey migrant deal, whose second anniversary falls Sunday. About 2,000 protesters ended the march outside EU of“ces, decrying Europes closed borders, but Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkeys military incursion into Syria. The latest tragedy at Agathonisi underlines in the worst and saddest way that human life cannot depend on the interests of smugglers, nor on the policies of states,Ž Greek Migration Minister Dimitris Vitsas said. He said the solution to the problem is providing safe procedures for refugees and migrants while also cracking down on smuggling rings.Greece: 16 migrants die as smuggling boat sinks in AegeanBy ELENA BECATOROS and DEMETRIS NELLASASSOCIATED PRESS AP PHOTOA coast guard vessel arrives with the bodies of migrants at the port of Pythagorio on the eastern Greek island of Samos, Saturday. STOCKHOLM „ Swedens foreign minister concluded three days of talks Saturday with her North Korean counterpart, saying they discussed the oppor tunities and chal lenges for continued diplomatic efforts to reach a peaceful solutionŽ to the Koreas security dispute. Minister Margot Wallstrom stopped short of saying whether North Korean Ri Yong Hos trip to Sweden had led to any further developments concerning a possible meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The main focus for the talks was the security situation on the Korean Peninsula,Ž Wallstrom said. The pair met S aturday at the Foreign Ministry in Stockholm as scores of reporters waited outside in sub-zero temperatures. In addition, the humanitarian situation in North Korea was discussed, sanctions and regional cooperation and security issues for, for example, South Korea, Japan, Russia, China and the United States,Ž she added, without elaborating. Ri, who has not made any public comments in Sweden, also brie”y met with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven on Friday. Sweden has had diplomatic relations with North Korea since 1973 and is one of few Western countries with an embassy in Pyongyang. It provides consular ser vices for the United States in North Korea. The Scandinavian country has been rumored as a possible site for the U.S.-North Korea summit, though a truce village on the South Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone between the Koreas is seen as more likely. Trump has agreed to meet Kim by May. So far, North Korea has yet to comment publicly on what it hopes to gain from the talks. Senior South Korean officials who traveled to the North Korean capital of Pyongyang this month and met with Kim say he is willing to discuss the Norths nuclear weapons program. That could suggest a potential breakthrough, or a fallback to the Norths longstanding position that its willing to get rid of its nuclear weapons if the U.S. guarantees its safety. In the past, that has meant Washington would have to withdraw all of its troops from South Korea, a condition no U.S. president has been willing to consider. On Friday, Ri also visited the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute for an off-the-record meeting on the situation in the Korean Peninsula and northeast Asia. The independent agency listed North Korea as having 10 to 20 warheads including operational warheads held in storage and retired warheads awaiting dismantlement.Ž Finlands STT news agency said North Korean representatives will be conducting negotiations tomorrow at the Japanese Embassy in Helsinki, adding no American of“cials would be involved in the lowlevel meeting.Sweden, North Korea end 3 days of talks on security issuesBy JAN M. OLSEN and DAVID KEYTONASSOCIATED PRESS VILHELM STOKSTAD /TT VIA APNorth Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, second right, leaves the Swedish government building Rosenbad in central Stockholm, Sweden, Friday.


Sunday, March 18, 2018 SPORTS € @SunCoastSportsDAY 3 ACTIONEverything you need to know from the “ rst day of the second round of the NCAA mens basketball tournament. Page 4INDEX | Lottery 2 | Baseball 3 | College Basketball 4 | Scoreboard 5 | Tennis 6 adno=50531123 By MARC TOPKINTimes Staff WriterPORT CHARLOTTE „ Far from the circus atmosphere surrounding Shohei Ohtanis breathlessly anticipated and highly scrutinized performance in Angels camp, the guy who already is a successful two-way pro player in the states toils in relative anonymity on the back fields of the Rays spring complex. And Brendan McKay is quite okay with that. Someday „ and he and his bosses are adamant that its a matter of when and not if „ McKay will be the one, albeit reluctantly, in the spotlight. Pitching and playing a position on an everyday schedule in the major leagues. Adding his name to, maybe atop, a short list of players whove successfully pulled off this daily double in modern times. Changing not just how the Rays play games with essentially the benefit of an extra man on the roster, but perhaps the entire industry. That,Ž McKay said, is the ultimate goal.Ž Think about it, and why should dual duty be a big deal? Almost every talented kid does it in youth leagues and even into high school, often pitching and playing shortstop or centerfield. But when they get to college or the pros, they are routinely herded, the province being they cant do all the work needed to play well at both. So it follows that the idea of someone actually being both a pitcher and a position player/ DH (first base in McKays case) in pro ball, and especially the big leagues, is a very complicated issue, fraught with concerns, questions and high stakes, given that the Rays gave him a $7 million bonus.MLB: RaysCan the Rays Brendan McKay two-way experiment work? Well ƒCHRIS URSO | TIMESIts a rare moment when Rays two-way prospect Brendan McKay gets to stand still and watch. SEE RAYS, 3By GREG BEACHAMAssociated PressFONTANA, Calif. „ Kevin Harvick arrived in his home state this week on a three-race winning streak He promptly dominated practice and then set the Fontana speed record in qualifying. Yep, everybody in the NASCAR Cup Series knows theyre chasing Harvick on this wide, weathered California oval on Sunday. I think everybody is extremely confident,Ž Harvick said of his Stewart-Haas Racing team. I think that confidence just builds. With every moment, you just become more confident in the things that you can and cant do.Ž That cant-do list is awfully short these days for Harvick, who is attempting to become the 13th driver in Cup series history to win four consecutive races „ and only the sixth since 1991. Jimmie Johnson was the last to accomplish the feat back in 2007, and the only driver to do it in the 21st century. Although Johnson has six career victories on the closest track to his hometown, the Californian might not have the car to prevent Harvick from becoming the first driver to sweep all three races in NASCARs West Coast Swing. But many of the top candidates to challenge Harvick have their own local ties. Kyle Larson, a Sacramento-area native, is the defending Fontana champion and he finished third behind Harvick two weeks ago. Las Vegas Kyle Busch is a three-time winner here, and he has spent much of this season right behind Harvick, including second-place finishes the past two weeks.AUTO RACING: NASCAREverybody is chasing Kevin HarvickAP PHOTOMonster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick (4) speeds up during a NASCAR Cup Series race, on Sunday, in Avondale, Ariz. Driver enters Fontana on 3-race winning streak SEE NASCAR, 2 Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. „ First Buffalo sent No. 4 seed Arizona packing. Then Maryland Baltimore County dispatched of No. 1 seed Virginia in the biggest surprise of all. Consider the South Region officially up for grabs. Anybody could win it,Ž Cincinnati guard Justin Jenifer said. It could be us. It could be anybody else.Ž The highest seed remaining is Cincinnati, which earned the No. 2 seed and faces seventh-seeded Nevada (28-7) on Sunday. In Sundays other South Region matchup, No. 9 seed Kansas State (2311) meets 16th-seeded UMBC (25-10) in Charlotte, North Carolina.Early losses by Arizona, Virginia throw the South Region into chaosAP PHOTOSTOP: Kansas States Barry Brown (5) saves a ball from going out of bounds during the first half of a first-round game against Creighton Friday in Charlotte, N.C. BOTTOM: Virginias Isaiah Wilkins (21) is consoled after fouling out during the second half of the teams firstround game against UMBC Friday in Charlotte, N.C. COLLEGE BASKETBALL: NCAA TournamentUP FOR GRABS SEE SOUTH, 4AP PHOTOHenrik Stenson reacts after missing a putt on the second green during the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational Saturday in Orlando. By DOUG FERGUSONAssociated PressORLANDO „ Henrik Stenson gets his third chance in four years to finally win the Arnold Palmer Invitational, and the final hour Saturday reminded him it wont be easy. Part of that feeling came from three putts he narrowly missed „ two for birdie, one for eagle „ that could have given him some separation going into the final round at Bay Hill. Stenson settled for a 1-under 71 that gave him a oneshot lead over Bryson DeChambeau, who missed a few chances of his own in a round of 72. And part of that feeling was seeing some of the names suddenly in the mix. Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy made an eagle and birdied two of his last three holes, dropping a wedge into 3 feet on the 18th for a 67 to finish two shots behind. Former U.S. Open champion Justin Rose outplayed Tiger Woods before another raucous gallery, posting a 67 that left him three behind.GOLF: Arnold Palmer InvitationalStenson claims 1-shot lead at Bay Hill; Woods 5 backSEE GOLF, 3


Associated PressTAMPA „ Tuukka Rask stopped 23 shots to hand Tampa Bay its first shutout of the season and lifting the Boston Bruins over the Lightning 3-0 on Saturday night. It was Rasks third shutout of the season and 41st of his career. It was also the first time the Lightning failed to score a goal since a 4-0 loss at Boston on April 4, 2017 „ also against Rask. David Pastrnak, David Backes and Riley Nash all scored for Boston, which moved within two points of the Lightning for the top spot in the Eastern Conference with one game in hand. Torey Krug assisted on all three of the Bruins goals. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 24 shots for the Lightning, whose last shutout at home came on March 16, 2017, by Torontos Frederik Andersen. Tampa Bay has lost consecutive games for the first time since going 9-0-1 in the previous 10 games. The Bruins played the final two periods without Backes, who left following a scary incident late in the first period. As Backes tumbled to the ice and fell into the crease area, the back of Yanni Gourdes skate appeared to make contact just below Backes right knee. Backes immediately grabbed his leg. As he was making his way to the Boston bench, blood appeared to seep through his pants as he was rushed back to the locker room. The Bruins reported that Backes was resting after suffering a laceration on his knee that required several stiches. Pastrnak opened the scoring with his 28th goal of the season, getting a step ahead of Mikhail Sergachev coming down the slot to take a pass from Krug and slip a backhander past Vasilevskiy 3:07 in to the game. Backes scored his 12th off a rebound in front for the first of two Boston power-play goals on the night. Nash increased the lead to 3-0 in the second period with his 14th of the season.OILERS 4, PANTHERS 2: Connor McDavid had a goal and two assists in the third period and the Oilers rallied for a 4-2 victory over the Florida Panthers. He also assisted on goals by Adam Larsson and Ty Rattie as Edmonton scored three times in the “ nal period. Ryan NugentHopkins also scored for the Oilers, who are 4-1-1 in their past six games. Goalie Cam Talbot made 40 saves for Edmonton. SABRES 5, BLACKHAWKS 3: Nicholas Baptiste scored two goals in the third period to lead the Sabres to a 5-3 win over the Blackhawks on Saturday. It was Buffalos “ rst win over the Blackhawks since December 2009, snapping a 12-game losing streak against Chicago. Benoit Pouliot and Sam Reinhart also scored for the Sabres „ who wore green St. Patricks Day jerseys during warmups „ and Chad Johnson made 34 saves. Baptiste was an unlikely star, picking up the sixth and seventh goals of his career. BLUE JACKETS 2, SENATORS 1: Markus Nutivaara scored a power-play goal in the second period, Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 22 shots, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Ottawa Senators 2-1 on Saturday night. Boone Jenner also scored „ his third tally in three games „ for the Blue Jackets, who have won a seasonhigh seven straight and are holding on to the “ rst wild card spot in the Eastern Conference with 83 points, tied with Philadelphia and one point ahead of New Jersey. Alexandre Burrows scored his “ fth of the year and Mike Condon stopped 33 shots for Ottawa, which saw a three-game winning streak snapped on the second night of a back-to-back. FLYERS 4, HURRICANES 2: Valterri Filppula scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:49 left, and the Philadelphia Flyers scored four times in the third period to beat the scuf” ing Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 on Saturday night. Travis Konecny and Jakub Voracek also scored as the Flyers scored three times in a 5:52 span to rally for the win. Michael Raf” added an empty-netter and Alex Lyon stopped 23 shots. 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Fontana frequently sees wild, 200-mph racing on its grooved, five-wide track, and Harvick is eager to mix it up. I crashed going into the green flag last year,Ž Harvick said, referring to damage on his nose in the opening moments of last years race. So theres got to be a little bit of redemption somewhere along the line to pick yourself back up and recover from that. Hopefully we can keep doing what weve been doing.Ž Here are more things to watch at the track formerly known as California Speedway:TIRE CHANGEAfter 13 cars couldnt pass inspection to compete in qualifying Friday a few drivers up front complained that the mistakes would turn out to be an advantage because the cars in the back could start on fresh tires. On Friday night, NASCAR decided to eliminate that advantage by allowing the cars that made it through qualifying to purchase another set of tires. Tire degradation is a big factor on the weathered asphalt at Fontana.JJS TURN?Johnson is an enormous fan favorite at Fontana, and he is racing this week for the first time since Lowes announced the end of its long-standing sponsorship deal with the No. 48 car next season. Hendrick Motorsports is still attempting to optimize its performance in the new Camaro body, and the results havent shown up this season. Im fighting very similar issues that I did have last year,Ž Johnson said. Yes, we are still sorting out a new car and some new rules, so I think we will continue to evolve that side of it from an aero standpoint, but I feel there is a little more to it than just that.Ž Johnson last won at Fontana in 2016, and he has finished in the top two in 11 of his 23 career races here, but he returns to this favored track on 27-race winless drought, a career worst. He also has finished outside the top 10 in 10 consecutive races, another careerlong skid. Harvick beat Johnson by a fraction of a second here in 2011 in the closest Cup result in the tracks history.UP FRONTDefending Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. will be on the pole, and Busch will be right beside him in an all-Toyota front, with Larson sitting in third. Harvick will start 10th.NASCARFrom Page 1AUTO RACING 12:30 p.m. FS1 „ FIA Formula E, CBMM Niobium Punta del Este (Uruguay) E-Prix (same-day tape) 3:30 p.m. FOX „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Auto Club 400, at Fontana, Calif. 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WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon ESPN2 „ NCAA Womens Tournament, second round, teams TBA 2 p.m. ESPN2 „ NCAA Womens Tournament, second round, teams TBA 8:30 p.m. ESPN „ NCAA Womens Tournament, second round, teams TBA ESPN2 „ NCAA Womens Tournament, second round, teams TBA 10:30 p.m. ESPN „ NCAA Womens Tournament, second round, teams TBA ESPN2 „ NCAA Womens Tournament, second round, teams TBASPORTS ON TV Associated PressNEW ORLEANS „ James Harden had 32 points and 11 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets won for the 21st time in 22 games, beating the New Orleans Pelicans 107-101 on Saturday night. Hardens highlights included his usual array of explosive drives and pull-up jumpers, including a 27-foot, straight-on 3 that put the Rockets up by nine with 1:31 left. Chris Paul added 21 points and Clint Capela had 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Rockets, winners of four straight since their 17-game winning streak ended against Toronto. Anthony Davis had 26 points and 13 rebounds, and Jrue Holiday scored 19 points for New Orleans, which has lost four of five since winning 10 straight.WIZARDS 109, PACERS 102: Bradley Beal scored 19 points, Marcin Gortat had 18 and the Washington Wizards beat the Indiana Pacers 109-102 on Saturday night in a possible playoff preview. Washington (40-30) earned its second straight win to move into a tie with Indiana for fourth in the Eastern Conference standings. The Wizards also claimed the “ rst tiebreaker by taking two of three in the season series. Gortat was 6 for 8 from the “ eld and also grabbed eight rebounds. He scored a total of 17 points in his previous four games. BUCKS 122, HAWKS 117: Giannis Antetokounmpo had 33 points and 12 rebounds, Khris Middleton added 23 points and the Milwaukee Bucks held on for a 122-117 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday. The Bucks “ nished off the Eastern Conferences worst team with a gameending 11-5 run, pushing the pace after the Hawks lost ball-handler Dennis Schroder. KNICKS 124, HORNETS 101: Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 25 points, and the New York Knicks snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 124-101 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday night. New York had “ ve players in double “ gures in its highest scoring game of the season. NBA ROUNDUP Harden, Rockets earn 21st win in 22 gamesAP PHOTOHoustons James Harden goes to the basket in front of New Orleans forward ETwaun Moore during the first half of Saturdays game in New Orleans. Harden scored 32 points. AP PHOTOBoston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask, (40), of Finland, makes a pad-save on a shot by Tampa Bay Lightning center Yanni Gourde (37) during the second period Saturday in Tampa. NHL ROUNDUPRask, Bruins hand Lightning “ rst SO of season in 3-0 win


At this early stage, McKay, 22, has done well, making a solid debut last summer with short-season Class A Hudson Valley after being the No. 4 pick in the draft. A bigger challenge is ahead this season, as he faces the rigors of a 140-game full minor-league season. So here are five topics of conversation: 1. Why is he doing this? McKay would ask why not. To him, this isnt a matter of trying to be different, but of doing the same thing hes done all along. As much as people kind of want to make a big deal about it to me, its just what Ive been doing for 18 years or whatever, since I started playing,Ž he said. The difference is that McKay got to keep doing it. Through Blackhawk High in western Pennsylvania, through three years at the University of Louisville, and through his first pro season with the Rays. The point of demarcation came during his junior season in high school when several Division 1 college teams recruited him with the rare promise of letting him play both ways. It kind of showed up that, Hey, youve got something special going on,Ž McKay said. And when he not only kept doing it, but starred both ways at Louisville, there was further validation going into the draft as some teams saw him as a first-round talent as a pitcher, others as a first baseman. The always creative, often-outsidethe-box-thinking Rays saw no reason to stop having him do both. Its simple,Ž farm director Mitch Lukevics said. He did it. He did it. This young man has done it at his highest level of competition to date. Everybody else in the world says, I can hit and I can pitch, but theyve never done it to the degree that Brendan McKay has. And he did it so well he was college player of the year.Ž 2. What is the biggest challenge ahead? The talent gets better and the game faster as you play at higher levels, but most vexing for McKay and the Rays just may be playing every day. Consider that Louisville, in a march to the College World Series, played 65 games in 126 days. With cautious handling after that season, the Rays had McKay play 42 games in 54 days last summer at Hudson Valley. Now he is headed to either Class A Bowling Green (Ky.) or staying in Port Charlotte with the advanced Class A Stone Crabs, where they play 140 games in 151 days. No d isrespect to college baseball, but its more-or-less club baseball,Ž Lukevics said. Were playing every day. Theres an adjustment to pro ball, and he did a marvelous job. ƒ Now this is a whole different game, a whole different level. Hes going to a full-season club. Lets see how he can handle it.Ž A ke y is structured scheduling, detailing what he does on specific days and when he does nothing, factoring in time for recovery and training room treatment. Working off what McKay did in Louisville and with his input, the Rays came up with a plan last summer where he started once a week, played first three days, DHd the day before and after his start and was off the day he threw his long bullpen session. A slightly modified schedule is being worked out for this longer season. Everything McKay does is pretty much mapped out based on his pitching program, from bullpen sessions to batting practices. On the first day of minor-league workouts this month, McKay warmed up with the pitchers and threw a bullpen session, headed over to the fields to take batting practice, then rejoined the pitchers for conditioning. McKay, who said the only issue last year was dealing with the wear and tear on your body,Ž welcomes the structure. College teammates, such as new Rays minorleaguer Nick Solak, used to call him The MachineŽ because of how he handled it. Just to give me kind of an idea of how to plan,Ž McKay said. You kind of know yourself what youre doing. And how to recover and how to plan your whole time here. How to make your body feel at its best every day.Ž 3. What else are the Rays doing? In addition to monitoring how much McKay is on the field, the Ra y s are also limiting what he does when out there, specifically to limit stress on his valuable left arm. That includes the obvious, such as installing a six-man rotation to create an extra day (and sometimes two) between starts and limiting throws to other bases during infield work. Further, theyre also discussing changing the responsibilities on relays so, for example, on a ball hit into the rightfield corner he would cover second rather than potentially have to make a high-leverage throw to third or home. Even the decision on where to assign McKay is being closely analyzed, weighing the potential for weather disruptions to his schedule, travel and level of competition. 4. Whats he do better? Thus far, both Rays personnel and opposing scouts consider him more advanced on the mound, and he further impressed Thursday in a dazzling spring debut. His initial pro results at Hudson Valley show that, with a 1.80 ERA, 0.75 WHIP (walks and hits per inning) and dowdy 21 strikeouts in 20 innings, compared to a more pedestrian .232 average, .725 OPS and 22.15 percent strikeout ratio. McKay said that has been the case since he started playing high school ball, but is confident his bat will catch up to his arm. Its a little easier to make changes (in pitching),Ž he said. Hitting takes time and adjustments and everything. Obviously you get a little more instruction here (in pro ball).Ž 5. What can go wrong? As much as the Rays are doing to mitigate the possibility, injury is the biggest concern, and obviously McKay is subject to double exposure. Beyond the normal risks for any pitcher or hitter, especially the young ones who consider them invincible, the Rays have to be very proactively cautious. Any kind of tweak or tightness that a normal position player might play through has to be assessed so that it doesnt impact McKays pitching mechanics, and normal post-pitching soreness has to be factored into his daily duties. Obviously with the size of the investment, there is a lot of lose if hurt his golden arm getting a meaningless at-bat in a Class A game. Stubbornness, from either side, could be a close second. That is an element not just in the overall commitment to prove this can be done, that McKay is more a legit two-way player than a show pony, but also in advancing him through the system. Say McKay continues to be a better pitcher, to the point, even late this season, where he is ready for a promotion to Double-A, but he is still a Class A-level hitter. Do the Rays hold him back so his bat hopefully catches up and potentially slow his pitching progress, even delaying his arrival in the majors? Or do they play to his strengths and move him u p g amblin g the failure at the plate doesnt take a toll, especially mentally. Or do they decide then to end the experiment and have him focus on what he does best? That would be a tough thing,Ž McKay said. Being so fresh into it, youd want to keep doing it and see how it works out. See if I can take it to another level, ride it out until a true point where its got to be cut.Ž That said, McKay acknowledges the choice eventually may have to be made, and possibly made for him. Personally I want to do it as long as it takes me,Ž he said. But Id obviously be open to anybody that says, Hey, this is what were seeing. ƒ So I would take their insights.Ž Lukevics wont even play the what-if game, insisting the Rays are committed long-term to seeing this through, and that McKay has the talent and the intangibles to make it happen. This kid, hes intelligent, hes disciplined, he has a really good attitude, a good work ethic,Ž Lukevics said. You can see why hes had success and why what were doing can be successful. ƒ This is absolutely no gimmick. This is for real. This is every day, seven days a week that were getting Brendan McKay prepared to take on a full season and do both, as a starting pitcher and first baseman, with some DH. ƒ Were absolutely pumped about it. And we feel very strongly he is the ri g ht g u y for it.Ž The Sun / Sunday, March 18, 2018 SP Page 3RAYSFrom Page 1 Associated PressRED SOX 4, RAYS 3: Sam Travis hit a three-run homer for Boston, the fourth time hes connected this spring. Mitch Moreland added a solo shot. Brad Miller, playing for the “ rst time since Feb. 23 because of a broken toe, doubled twice for Tampa Bay. MARLINS 6, ASTROS 6, 9 INNINGS: Houston starter Charlie Morton gave up four runs, just one of them earned, in 4 2/3 innings. It was the “ rst run hes allowed in three starts this spring. Marlins opening day starter Jose Urena threw three shutout innings. The Astros scored six times in the ninth to tie it. Kyle Tucker had a two-run single and Anibal Sierra hit a grand slam. BLUE JAYS (SS) 5, ORIOLES 2: Newly signed Danny Espinosa had four singles in his Toronto debut and Kevin Pillar had three hits. Adam Jones hit his second homer for Baltimore. Another split squad of Blue Jays beat the Canadian Junior National Team 11-3 in a game full of familiar names. In the lineup for the Blue Jays were “ ve players „ Cavan Biggio, Bo Bichette, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Dwight Smith Jr. and Kacy Clemens „ whose fathers all played in the big leagues. Braden Halladay, the 17-year-old son of the late Roy Halladay, pitched a perfect inning of relief against Toronto. METS 9, NATIONALS 7: Adam Eaton homered in his “ rst game for Washington since tearing his knee last April. Bryce Harper had a hit from the leadoff spot. Nationals starter Tanner Roark gave up three runs on four hits and three walks in three innings. Wilmer Flores had three hits, including his second home run, for New York. Jay Bruce doubled and singled. TIGERS 9, YANKEES 3: Masahiro Tanaka continued to struggle in his third start for New York, pitching 2 2/3 innings and allowing four runs on four hits and a walk, striking out six. Miguel Cabrera and Leonys Martin homered for Detroit and Victor Martinez “ nished Tanakas day with an RBI single. Matthew Boyd, in the mix for the Tigers “ nal rotation spot, tossed three innings and gave up three runs on “ ve hits and two walks, striking out “ ve. CARDINALS 3, BRAVES (SS) 0: Luke Weaver, competing for an end-of-the-rotation spot, started for St. Louis and threw 4 1/3 scoreless innings, giving up one hit and striking out six. Atlanta closer Sam Freeman pitched a perfect eighth, striking out one. Freeman has yet to allow a run in six appearances this spring. PHILLIES 10, BRAVES (SS) 6: Carlos Santana had two hits, including a home run, while leading off for Philadelphia. Starter Zach El“ n allowed four runs and six hits in four innings. PIRATES 13, TWINS 5: Minnesota starter Phil Hughes was tagged for nine runs and eight hits in 3 1/3 innings. Jose Osuna drove in three runs with a pair of singles and Jordan Luplow homered and hit an RBI double in Pittsburghs ninerun fourth. Chad Kuhl, started for the Pirates, pitching 4 1/3 innings and giving up three runs on “ ve hits and two walks. ROYALS (SS) 7, RANGERS (SS) 6: Kansas City newcomer Lucas Duda hit a three-run homer and Jorge Soler followed with a shot in the “ rst inning against Bartolo Colon. The 44-year-old Colon pitched four innings, allowing “ ve runs on seven hits. Mike Moustakas had two hits, including his “ rst home run of the spring, in his second game since resigning with the Royals. INDIANS (SS) 5, CUBS (SS) 1: Roberto Perez hit a grand slam for Clevelands split squad. Trevor Bauer started for the Indians, pitching “ ve innings and allowing one run on six hits and a walk, striking out seven. Ben Zobrist hit his “ rst home run of the spring for Chicagos split squad and Kyle Schwarber added a triple and a double. BREWERS 4, ROCKIES 3: Jeff Bandy, trying to become Milwaukees backup catcher, had two hits, including his “ rst home run. Zach Davies allowed one run in 3 1/3 innings. Antonio Senzatela, competing for a spot in Colorados rotation, gave up four unearned runs „ set up by his own “ elding error „ on six hits in 3 2/3 innings. WHITE SOX 5, DODGERS 2: Hyun-Jin Ryu struggled in his second start for Los Angeles, pitching three innings and surrendering “ ve runs on seven hits and two walks. Ryus ERA is 14.29. Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen threw a perfect “ fth and Chase Utley homered. Miguel Gonzalez started for Chicago, tossing 5 1/3 innings and giving up two runs on six hits and a walk, fanning four. SPRING TRAINING ROUNDUPI think that I didnt really miss a shot the last six holes,Ž said Stenson, who was at 12-under 204. The only frustrating part was not really getting the score with me on that fine play coming in. ... I felt like I left one or two out there coming in, and I definitely could have wrapped up a twoor three-shot lead for tomorrow, which would have been a nice cushion. But I guess it didnt happen and weve just got to go out and play solid tomorrow to try and have a chance to win it.Ž Woods isnt entirely out of it just yet, either. He hit another shot that had the fans buzzing, switching from a wedge to hit back to the fairway to a 5-iron he took over the lip, over the trees and over the water to set up a birdie on the par-5 16th. Woods had a 69 and was five shots behind. Im within reach if I shoot a really, really low round tomorrow,Ž Woods said. Of his record eight victories at Bay Hill, Woods has led six times and was tied for the lead another time. His lone comeback also was from five shots behind in 2009, when he rallied to beat Sean OHair with a 67 in the final round. Woods has played in the final group at all eight of his Bay Hill victories. This time, he has nine players in front of him, and they have some pedigree. It starts with Stenson, who has reason to believe he is overdue at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. He had a one-shot lead with four holes to play in 2015 when he had consecutive three-putts „ one for bogey, another for par „ and Matt Every beat him with an 18-foot birdie on the last hole. A year later, Stenson was tied for the lead on the back nine until dropping two shots and tying for third. Ive been up in the mix and lets hope for a different outcome tomorrow,Ž Stenson said. DeChambeau, who won the John Deere Classic a year ago for his first PGA Tour title, hung with Stenson throughout the warm afternoon on greens that were getting crispy and fast. He took his only lead when Stenson fanned a 3-wood off the tee at No. 8 and had to lay up short of the water in making bogey. He fell no more than two shots behind, closing the margin when Stenson bogeyed the 17th. He, too, missed an opportunity to pull away with Stenson. And with his lack of experience, DeChambeau couldnt help but look over his shoulder at McIlroy and Rose, or even Rickie Fowler four shots behind, and yes, Woods. Unfortunately, just didnt go my way today,Ž he said. But tomorrow theres one more day, one back, got a lot of guys behind me that are lurking.Ž He paused to smile before mentioning players who were lurking. Ive got to go deep tomorrow,Ž he added. McIlroy has gone 26 tournaments since his last victory at the Tour Championship in 2016 to win the FedEx Cup. He has a chance to change that, which is all he wanted. I started the day just outside the top 10 and wanted to at least give myself a chance going into tomorrow, so it was a great day out there,Ž he said. I cant really ask for much more. Ill hopefully be within two or three of the lead, and I can make a run at it.Ž Fowler was tied for the lead briefly until a long three-putt on the par-3 14th and a messy finish. He bogeyed the 17th from a front bunker, and then from the 18th fairway, he pulled his approach into a buried lie in the bunker, left it in the sand and took double bogey for a 70. Woods avoided falling behind early when he holed a 40-foot birdie putt on No. 3, hit a beautiful bump into a slope below the green on the par-5 fourth hole to set up birdie and holed a 15-foot birdie putt on the par-5 sixth. He also made a few mistakes that slowed his momentum and caught some tough lies in the bunkers, but still managed to have his ninth straight round at par or better. Thats his longest such stretch in five years. I played well, scored well, it was a good day all around,Ž Woods said. Cant complain about anything I did today. I really hit the ball solidly, I controlled it, and I hit a lot of beautiful putts. Some went in, some didnt.ŽGOLFFrom Page 1 I think that I didnt really miss a shot the last six holes. The only frustrating part was not really getting the score with me on that “ ne play coming in. ... I felt like I left one or two out there coming in, and I de“ nitely could have wrapped up a twoor three-shot lead for tomorrow, which would have been a nice cushion. But I guess it didnt happen and weve just got to go out and play solid tomorrow to try and have a chance to win it.ŽHenrik Stenson


Page 4 SP Sunday, March 18, 2018 / The SunCincinnati (31-4) hasnt reached the regional semifinals since 2012 and has lost in the round of 32 two of the last three years. So the Bearcats certainly arent taking this second-round matchup for granted as they chase their first Final Four berth since 1992. If you look past anything, you could fall short,Ž Cincinnati forward Kyle Washington said. And in this tournament, you dont get a second chance. So if we look past Nevada, that would be our first mistake before stepping on the court.Ž Virginia and Arizona already learned that lesson the hard way. UMBC became the first mens No. 16 seed ever to beat a No. 1 seed Friday when it trounced Virginia 74-54 by racking up 53 second-half points against the nations top scoring defense. Arizona had a potential No. 1 overall draft pick in Deandre Ayton but still got blown out 89-68 by Mid-American Conference champion and No. 13 seed Buffalo. UMBCs stunner over Virginia was its first NCAA Tournament victory ever. Kansas State hasnt been to the Sweet 16 since making a regional final in 2010. Now one of them is heading to the regional semifinals. Beating the No. 1 seed and the No. 1 team is definitely a confidence builder,Ž said UMBC guard Jairus Lyles, who scored 28 against Virginia. But we also know this is the NCAA Tournament and we can easily go out there on Sunday and lose to the 9 seed, which people have probably picked us to do an y wa y But we have to stay confident and make the adjustments from team to team.Ž Even so, this regional is most noteworthy at the moment for the No. 1 seed thats already gone. Here are some things to watch in Sundays South Region action:STICKING UP FOR CAVS: Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin takes issue with the notion that Virginias loss indicates that teams relying so heavily on defense arent necessarily equipped for long NCAA Tournament runs. Cincinnati ranks behind only Virginia in scoring defense. Cronin said anyone criticizing Virginia ought to look at Pittsburgh,Ž a reference to how that program has struggled since defense-oriented coach Jamie Dixon left for TCU. Im going to start rooting for (Virginia coach) Tony Bennett now when hes not playing me every game,Ž Cronin said. I think its just unfair. Do these people know he lost one of his best players (DeAndre Hunter) to injury? I think thats more important than the style of play. Lets give the other team some credit that played great against them.Ž NORTH CAROLINA STATE REUNION: North Carolina State is out of the NCAA Tournament after falling to Seton Hall on Thursday, but a few players with ties to that program will face off Sunday in Nashville. Washington played with Nevada forwards Caleb Martin and Cody Martin on the 2014-15 North Carolina State team that reached the Sweet 16. When we “ rst got to (N.C.) State, he was guiding us through everything with college,Ž Caleb Martin said. He was like my big brother. I was actually just talking to him a little bit ago. He knows that were super close, but as soon as the clock starts and the ball gets tipped in the air, we cant be friends until afterward.ŽSOUTHFrom Page 1 NCAA TOURNAMENT ROUND OF 32A look at Saturdays second-round games Saturdays starCoach K: Dukes victory over URI gave coach Mike Krzyzewski 1,098 wins during his Hall of Fame career, breaking a tie with Tennessee womens coach Pat Summitt for the most ever by an NCAA basketball coach.In the spotlightUMBC basks in 15 minutes of fame as tourneys Cinderella As the sun rose on the Saturday morning celebration of their unprecedented NCAA Tournament upset, Ryan Odom implored his suddenly-famous basketball team to get some sleep. It was time for family and friends of UMBC to leave the hotel and for the Retrievers to return to their rooms. On any other night, theyd have started a FortniteŽ video game battle to unwind. The gamers sat this one out. The only devices the Retrievers were tethered to were their phones. UMBC had made history as the “ rst No. 16 seed in NCAA Mens Tournament history to knock off a No. 1 seed and the texts and the calls never stopped buzzing. And it wouldnt take more than a quick scroll to “ nd out they were trending. Up next, UMBC plays No. 9 seed Kansas State (23-11) on Sunday with a Sweet 16 berth at stake. UMBC is a commuter school in Baltimore „ one in which the chess team reigns supreme, no less „ and they had just checkmated No. 1 Virginia. The bracket-busting sweethearts were suddenly linked with Buster Douglas, the Miracle on Ice and Chaminade on the short list of sports all-time upsets. The pithy tweets from its Twitter account made highlight reels. The school website crashed. Virginia turned into a punchline. For these players, the ones no other teams wanted, it was simply surreal. Im getting so many noti“ cations that my phone froze,Ž said K.J. Maura, the emotional ” oor leader who played all 40 minutes Friday night. Todays top gamesEAST REGION: No. 2 seed Purdue (29-6) vs. No. 10 seed Butler (21-13), Sunday in Detroit BOTTOM LINE: An elbow injury to Purdue center Isaac Haas has put a damper on the Boilermakers chances of a deep run this year. He was ruled out for the season Friday, but it now appears that a return may not be completely out of the question. Purdue and Butler met earlier this season, with the Boilermakers winning that matchup of in-state rivals 82-67. Kentucky 95, Buffalo 75: Kentucky put an end to any upset talk on its watch Saturday, getting 27 points and a near-perfect shooting game from Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in a 95-75 pullaway from 13th-seeded Buffalo. Gilgeous-Alexander went 10 for 12 and made both of his 3-point attempts to send “ fth-seeded Kentucky (26-10) to the Sweet 16 for the second straight season. Coming into the day, the basketball world was still reverberating from Maryland-Baltimore Countys 16 vs. 1 stunner over Virginia the night before. Villanova and Duke both rolled early; the evening slate started with Kentucky, and the Wildcats, with their all-freshman starting lineup, trailed only once: 2-0. It wasnt a runaway until the last 7 minutes. Buffalo (27-9), which got here with a 21-point blowout over Arizona, twice trimmed a double-digit lead to “ ve midway through the second half. GilgeousAlexander answered both times „ once with a 3-pointer to extend the lead to eight, then again a few minutes later with a three-point play that started a 12-2 run and put the game away. Hamidou Diallo also went off „ going 9 for 12 and scoring all but four of his 22 points South RegionDuke 87, Rhode Island 62: Mike Krzyzewski might want to stop worrying about his teams inexperience. The loaded if young Blue Devils hardly seemed intimidated by NCAA Tournaments bright lights. Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year Marvin Bagley scored 22 points to go with nine rebounds, fellow freshman big man Wendell Carter Jr. added 13 points and second-seeded Duke rolled by seventh-seeded Rhode Island 87-62 in the second round to earn the programs 26th trip to the Sweet 16. Duke (28-7) will play either Michigan State or Syracuse in the Midwest Regional semi“ nals in Omaha, Nebraska on Friday. Kansas 83, Seton Hall 79: Malik Newman scored 28 points, Udoka Azubuike stood toe-to-toe with Seton Halls bruising Angel Delgado, and No. 1 seed Kansas held off the plucky Pirates 83-79 to send the Jayhawks to their third consecutive Sweet 16. Svi Mykhailiuk added 16 points and Lagerald Vick had 13 for the Jayhawks (29-7), who converted on every crucial play down the stretch to advance to the semi“ nals of the Midwest Region. Theyll take on the winner of Sundays game between Auburn and Clemson in Omaha, Nebraska. Delgado “ nished with 24 points and 23 rebounds in a virtuoso effort for the No. 8 seed Pirates (22-11), who snapped a fourgame NCAA Tournament skid in the opening round. Midwest RegionVillanova 81, Alabama 58: Mikal Bridges hit “ ve 3s, scored 23 points and helped No. 1 seed Villanova put the “ eld on notice that its the team to beat with an 81-58 win over ninth-seeded Alabama on Saturday. The Wildcats (32-4) are in the Sweet 16 for the “ rst time since they won the 2016 national championship. Bridges, Jalen Brunson, Phil Booth „ and yes, The Big Ragu „ look every bit the favorite to make it two in three years. Villanova plays Friday in Boston against the Marshall-West Virginia winner. Alabama (20-16) failed to make it two No. 1s KOd in less than 24 hours. After a tense “ rst half in a round that has given the program “ ts, the Wildcats hit their “ rst six 3s in the second and put on a thrashing up there among the most dominant under coach Jay Wright. Bridges, who averaged 17.9 points and played his way into a likely NBA draft lottery pick, scored 1 point and missed all “ ve shots in the “ rst half. He found his groove once the second half tipped. Bridges scored the “ rst 5 points of the half and then “ nished a thunderous alleyoop on a pass from Booth that made it 41-27 East Region By SCHUYLER DIXONAssociated PressDALLAS „ Another NCAA Tournament prayer answered for Loyola-Chicago, and the Ramblers are set to bring Sister Jean to the Sweet 16. Clayton Custers jumper took a friendly bounce off the rim and in with 3.6 seconds left, and 11th-seeded Loyola beat Tennessee 63-62 in a South Region second-round game Saturday night. Custers winner came two days after Donte Ingrams buzzer-beating 3 for Loyola against Miami, surely to the delight of Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, the 98-year-old nun, team chaplain and primary booster watching from her wheelchair on a platform near the main TV cameras. The Ramblers (30-5), who won the Missouri Valley tournament, broke the school record for wins set by the 1963 NCAA championship team. Loyola will play the Cincinnati-Nevada winner in the regional semifinals Thursday in Atlanta. No. 3 seed Tennessee (26-7) took its only lead of the second half on threepoint play by Grant Williams with 20 seconds remaining. After Loyola almost lost the ball on an out-of-bounds call confirmed on replay, Custer dribbled to his right, pulled up and let go a short jumper that hit the front of the rim, bounced off the backboard and went in. A last-gasp shot from the Vols Jordan Bone bounced away, and Custer threw the ball off the scoreboard high above the court as he was mobbed by teammates in the same spot that the Ramblers celebrates Ingrams dramatic winner. The Ramblers fell behind 15-6 in less than 5 minutes before the Volunteers missed their next nine shots and fell behind for the first time on Custers 3-pointer with 6 minutes left in the first half. Admiral Schofield scored 11 of those first 15 Tennessee points but didnt score again until a 3 nearly 32 minutes later that started a rally from a 10-point deficit in the final 4 minutes by the SEC regular-season co-champions. Tennessee coach Rick Barnes lost at American Airlines Center, home of the NBAs Dallas Mavericks, for the first time in six NCAA games. The first four wins were during his 17 seasons leading the Texas Longhorns. Schmidt, who leads the pregame prayer and gives the players feedback after, wasnt the only one pulling hard for Loyola. Late-arriving fans waiting for crowd favorite Texas Tech in the late game joined the raucous Ramblers supporters wearing maroon-and-gold scarfs and standing almost the entire game in sections across the court from their teams bench.Prayers answered AP PHOTODukes Marvin Bagley III grabs a rebound in front of Rhode Islands Jared Terrell, center, and E.C. Matthews, left, during the second half of Saturdays NCAA tournament second-round game in Pittsburgh. Ramblers hit goahead jumper with 3.6 seconds left, advance to “ rst Sweet 16 since 1985AP PHOTOLoyola-Chicago guard Clayton Custer (13) shoots over Tennessees Jordan Bowden and Jordan Bone and scores in the final seconds of Saturdays NCAA tournament second-round game in Dallas. The shot helped Loyola to a 63-62 win.


The Sun / Sunday, March 18, 2018 SP Page 5SCOREBOARD PRO BASKETBALLNBAAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division W L PCT. GBx-Toronto 52 17 .754 „ x-Boston 47 22 .681 5 Philadelphia 38 30 .559 13 New York 25 45 .357 27 Brooklyn 22 48 .314 30Southeast Division W L Pct GBWashington 40 30 .571 „ Miami 37 33 .529 3 Charlotte 30 40 .429 10 Orlando 21 49 .300 19 Atlanta 20 50 .286 20Central Division W L Pct GBCleveland 39 29 .574 „ Indiana 40 30 .571 „ Milwaukee 37 32 .536 2 Detroit 30 38 .441 9 Chicago 24 44 .353 15 WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division W L Pct GBy-Houston 55 14 .797 „ San Antonio 39 30 .565 16 New Orleans 39 30 .565 16 Dallas 22 48 .314 33 Memphis 18 50 .265 36Northwest Division W L Pct GBPortland 42 26 .618 „ Oklahoma City 42 29 .592 1 Minnesota 40 29 .580 2 Utah 39 30 .565 3 Denver 38 31 .551 4Paci“ c Division W L Pct GBy-Golden State 52 17 .754 „ L.A. Clippers 37 31 .544 14 L.A. Lakers 31 38 .449 21 Sacramento 23 47 .329 29 Phoenix 19 51 .271 33 x-clinched playoff berth; y-won divisionFridays GamesBoston 92, Orlando 83 Philadelphia 120, Brooklyn 116 Toronto 122, Dallas 115, OT Oklahoma City 121, L.A. Clippers 113 Miami 92, L.A. Lakers 91 Sacramento 98, Golden State 93Saturdays GamesMilwaukee 122, Atlanta 117 Houston 107, New Orleans 101 Washington 109, Indiana 102 Brooklyn 114, Dallas 106 New York 124, Charlotte 101 Cleveland at Chicago, late Denver at Memphis, late Minnesota at San Antonio, late Sacramento at Utah, late Detroit at Portland, late Golden State at Phoenix, lateTodays GamesOklahoma City at Toronto, 1 p.m. Boston at New Orleans, 6 p.m. Houston at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Portland at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.Mondays GamesCharlotte at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Indiana, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Chicago at New York, 7:30 p.m. Denver at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Memphis at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. Detroit at Sacramento, 10 p.m.BUCKS 122, HAWKS 117ATLANTA (117) Prince 13-26 8-8 38, Collins 6-8 3-3 15, Dedmon 3-7 2-2 10, Schroder 6-13 5-5 18, Dorsey 1-3 0-0 3, White III 3-6 0-0 7, Muscala 4-9 2-2 12, Cavanaugh 0-1 0-0 0, Taylor 1-4 5-6 7, Lee 2-8 2-2 7. Totals 39-85 27-28 117. MILWAUKEE (122) Middleton 6-14 9-9 23, Antetokounmpo 12-25 7-8 33, Henson 3-8 5-6 11, Bledsoe 5-10 8-9 19, Snell 4-8 0-0 11, Parker 7-12 0-0 15, Maker 3-4 0-0 8, Terry 0-1 0-0 0, Jennings 1-4 0-0 2, Brown 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 41-86 29-32 122.ATLANTA 31 19 37 30 „ 117 MILWAUKEE 26 30 39 27 „ 1223-Point Goals„Atlanta 12-36 (Prince 4-13, Dedmon 2-4, Muscala 2-5, Schroder 1-2, Dorsey 1-3, White III 1-3, Lee 1-4, Cavanaugh 0-1, Taylor 0-1), Milwaukee 11-25 (Snell 3-5, Maker 2-2, Middleton 2-4, Antetokounmpo 2-6, Bledsoe 1-2, Parker 1-3, Terry 0-1, Jennings 0-2). Fouled Out„Schroder. Rebounds„Atlanta 44 (Collins 12), Milwaukee 44 (Antetokounmpo 12). Assists„Atlanta 23 (Schroder 9), Milwaukee 31 (Bledsoe 9). Total Fouls„Atlanta 25, Milwaukee 24. Technicals„Atlanta coach Hawks (Defensive three second), Schroder, Parker. WIZARDS 109, PACERS 102INDIANA (102) Bogdanovic 4-7 0-0 11, T.Young 2-5 1-3 5, Jefferson 4-11 2-2 10, Joseph 1-4 2-2 5, Oladipo 7-16 3-4 18, Robinson III 0-5 0-0 0, Poythress 0-1 0-0 0, Booker 3-6 1-1 8, Leaf 3-4 0-0 7, Collison 3-7 0-0 9, J.Young 2-5 0-0 4, Stephenson 10-15 3-3 25. Totals 39-86 12-15 102. WASHINGTON (109) Porter Jr. 3-7 0-0 8, Morris 6-11 1-2 15, Gortat 6-8 6-6 18, Satoransky 5-7 1-2 12, Beal 6-12 6-7 19, Oubre Jr. 6-11 2-2 16, Scott 3-6 0-0 6, Mahinmi 2-3 1-2 5, Sessions 2-4 0-0 6, Meeks 1-4 2-2 4. Totals 40-73 19-23 109.INDIANA 20 25 26 31 „ 102 WASHINGTON 25 32 29 23 „ 1093-Point Goals„Indiana 12-24 (Bogdanovic 3-3, Collison 3-5, Stephenson 2-3, Joseph 1-1, Leaf 1-1, Booker 1-3, Oladipo 1-4, Poythress 0-1, T.Young 0-1, Robinson III 0-2), Washington 10-20 (Sessions 2-2, Porter Jr. 2-3, Oubre Jr. 2-4, Morris 2-5, Satoransky 1-1, Beal 1-3, Meeks 0-2). Fouled Out„None. Rebounds„Indiana 37 (Jefferson 9), Washington 38 (Gortat 8). Assists„Indiana 24 (Collison 6), Washington 29 (Satoransky 8). Total Fouls„Indiana 18, Washington 17. Technicals„ Indiana coach Dan Burke, Stephenson, Beal. ROCKETS 107, PELICANS 101HOUSTON (107) Tucker 3-8 0-0 9, Ariza 6-9 1-1 17, Capela 6-11 1-1 13, Paul 8-19 2-2 21, Harden 11-28 6-8 32, Anderson 0-2 0-0 0, Mbah a Moute 1-6 3-4 5, Gordon 2-4 1-2 5, Johnson 2-5 0-0 5. Totals 39-92 14-18 107. NEW ORLEANS (101) Moore 5-11 0-0 10, Davis 11-18 4-4 26, Okafor 0-4 0-0 0, Holiday 8-16 2-3 19, Liggins 1-4 0-0 3, Miller 4-7 1-1 13, Mirotic 2-7 2-2 7, Diallo 2-4 2-2 6, Drew II 0-1 0-0 0, Clark 8-9 0-0 17. Totals 41-81 11-12 101.HOUSTON 32 28 24 23 „ 107 NEW ORLEANS 29 25 18 29 „ 1013-Point Goals„Houston 15-41 (Ariza 4-6, Harden 4-13, Paul 3-6, Tucker 3-8, Johnson 1-2, Gordon 0-2, Anderson 0-2, Mbah a Moute 0-2), New Orleans 8-24 (Miller 4-6, Clark 1-1, Liggins 1-3, Holiday 1-4, Mirotic 1-5, Drew II 0-1, Davis 0-2, Moore 0-2). Fouled Out„None. Rebounds„ Houston 44 (Harden, Capela 11), New Orleans 40 (Davis 13). Assists„Houston 19 (Harden 8), New Orleans 18 (Holiday 8). Total Fouls„Houston 19, New Orleans 19. Technicals„Tucker, Rondo, New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry. A„18,495 (16,867).KNICKS 124, HORNETS 101CHARLOTTE (101) Kidd-Gilchrist 2-5 4-6 8, M.Williams 2-8 6-6 10, Howard 6-17 2-2 14, Walker 4-10 0-0 10, Batum 1-7 0-0 2, Bacon 6-10 3-4 15, Kaminsky 3-7 5-7 12, Hernangomez 2-2 4-4 9, Monk 4-16 1-2 12, Stone 0-0 0-0 0, Graham 1-1 0-0 3, Lamb 2-7 1-1 6. Totals 33-90 26-32 101. NEW YORK (124) Beasley 4-8 0-0 8, Thomas 1-6 0-0 3, Kanter 4-9 1-1 9, Mudiay 3-8 1-2 7, Hardaway Jr. 7-15 7-8 25, T.Williams 6-10 0-0 13, Kornet 2-5 0-0 6, Hicks 5-5 2-2 12, OQuinn 2-4 0-0 4, Jack 2-4 0-0 4, Burke 6-13 0-0 14, Ntilikina 5-8 3-5 15, Dotson 2-5 0-0 4. Totals 49-100 14-18 124.CHARLOTTE 24 26 17 34 „ 101 NEW YORK 22 35 42 25 „ 1243-Point Goals„Charlotte 9-33 (Monk 3-12, Walker 2-5, Hernangomez 1-1, Graham 1-1, Kaminsky 1-2, Lamb 1-3, Bacon 0-2, Batum 0-3, M.Williams 0-4), New York 12-26 (Hardaway Jr. 4-6, Ntilikina 2-3, Burke 2-4, Kornet 2-5, T.Williams 1-3, Thomas 1-4, Mudiay 0-1). Fouled Out„None. Rebounds„ Charlotte 50 (Howard 13), New York 56 (OQuinn, Kanter 9). Assists„Charlotte 11 (Bacon 3), New York 24 (Burke 5). Total Fouls„Charlotte 13, New York 22. Technicals„M.Williams. A„17,760 (19,812).ODDSPREGAME.COM LINENATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONTodayFAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at Toronto 6 217 Oklahoma City at New Orleans Off Off Boston Houston 7 221 at Minnesota at L.A. Cli pp ers 2 220 Portland COLLEGE BASKETBALLTodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG North Carolina 6 Texas A&M Kansas St. 10 UMBC Purdue 3 Butler Michigan St. 8 Syracuse Cincinnati 8 Nevada Xavier 5 Florida State West Virginia 12 Marshall Auburn 1 Clemson at Baylor 6 Mississippi St. at Marquette 5 Oregon at N. Colorado 7 Drake at Louisville 5 Middle TennesseeMondayat Oklahoma St. 7 Stanford at Utah 4 LSU at Saint Marys (Cal.) 10 Washington at Southern Cal 4 W. Kentucky at Campbell 6 New Orleans at Central Arkansas Pk Jacksonville St. at North Texas 1 Mercer Utah Valley 1 at San Francisco E. Michigan 1 at Sam Houston St.NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE TodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Chicago Off St. Louis Off at Colorado -175 Detroit +163 at Vegas -160 Calgary +150 at Tampa Bay Off Edmonton Off at Philadelphia Off Washington Off at N.Y. Islanders -110 Carolina +100 at Winnipeg -158 Dallas +148 at Anaheim -161 New Jersey +151 Updated odds available at Pregame.comTRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueTEXAS RANGERS „ Named Eric McMahon assistant major league strength and conditioning coach. Released LHP Jonathon Niese from minor league contract. TORONTO BLUE JAYS „ Signed INF Danny Espinosa to a minor league contract. Claimed LHP Sam Moll off waivers from Seattle.National LeagueCINCINNATI REDS „ Optioned C Stuart Turner to Louisville (IL). Reassigned LHP Kyle Crockett and RHP Jimmy Herget to Louisville (IL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES „ Extended their player development contract with the Altoona Curve (NYP) through the 2022 season. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS „ Optioned IF Ryder Jones to Sacramento (PCL).BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationNBA „ Fined Phoenix Fs Jared Dudley and Marquese Chriss $25,000 each, for their roles in an on-court incident with 6:55 remaining in the third quarter of a March 15 game at Utah. LOS ANGELES LAKERS „ Assigned C Thomas Bryant to South Bay (NBAGL).FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueARIZONA CARDINALS „ Signed OL Justin Pugh to a “ ve-year contract. BALTIMORE RAVENS „ RB Danny Woodhead announced his retirement. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS „ Released DT Johnathan Hankins. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS „ Signed DE Adrian Clayborn, RB Jeremy Hill and OL Matt Tobin. NEW YORK JETS „ Acquired a 2018 “ rstround (No. 3) draft pick from Indianapolis for a 2018 “ rst(No. 6), second(No. 37) and (No. 49) draft picks, and a 2019 second-round draft pick. OAKLAND RAIDERS „ Signed LB Kyle Wilber and DL Tank Carradine. TENNESSEE TITANS „ Released DL Sylvester Williams.HOCKEYAmerican Hockey LeagueHARTFORD WOLF PACK „ Reassigned F Dawson Leedahl to Greenville (ECHL).ECHLREADING ROYALS „ Announced F Steven Swavely was recalled by Lehigh Valley (AHL). WORCESTER RAILERS „ Signed F Jake Randolph.SOCCERNational Womens Soccer LeagueSKY BLUE FC „ Placed D Erin Simon on the 45-day DL.COLLEGESNORTHWESTERN „ Announced mens sophomore basketball G Isiah Brown will transfer.COLLEGE BASKETBALLMENS BASKETBALL NCAA TOURNAMENTAll times Eastern EAST REGIONAL First Round March 15 At PPG Paints Arena, PittsburghVillanova 87, Radford 61 Alabama 86, Virginia Tech 83At American Airlines Center, DallasTexas Tech 70, Stephen F. Austin 60 Florida 77, St. Bonaventure 62Friday At Little Caesars Arena, DetroitPurdue 74, Cal State Fullerton 48 Butler 79, Arkansas 62At Viejas Arena, San DiegoMarshall 81, Wichita State 75 West Virginia 85, Murray State 68Second Round Saturday At PPG Paints Arena, PittsburghVillanova 81, Alabama 58At American Airlines Center, DallasTexas Tech (25-9) vs. Florida (21-12), lateToday At Little Caesars Arena, DetroitPurdue (29-6) vs. Butler (21-13), 12:10 p.m.At Viejas Arena, San DiegoMarshall (25-10) vs. West Virginia (25-10), 9:45 p.m.At TD Garden, Boston Regional Semi“ nals March 23Villanova (32-4) vs. Marshall-West VirginiaMurray State winner Purdue-Butler winner vs. Texas Tech-Florida winnerRegional Championship March 25Semi“ nal winnersSOUTH REGIONAL First Round March 15 At American Airlines Center, DallasTennessee 73, Wright State 47 Loyola of Chicago 64, Miami 62At Taco Bell Arena, Boise, IdahoKentucky 78, Davidson 73 Buffalo 89, Arizona 68Friday At Spectrum Center, Charlotte, N.C.Kansas State 69, Creighton 59 UMBC 74, Virginia 54At Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.Cincinnati 68, Georgia State 53 Nevada 87, Texas 83, OTSecond Round Saturday At Taco Bell Arena, Boise, IdahoKentucky 95, Buffalo 75At American Airlines Center DallasLoyola of Chicago 63, Tennessee 62Today At Spectrum Center, Charlotte, N.C.UMBC (25-10) vs. Kansas State (23-11), 8 p.m.At Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.Cincinnati (31-4) vs. Nevada (28-7), 6:10 p.m.At Philips Arena, Atlanta Regional Semi“ nals ThursdayUMBC-Kansas State winner vs. Kentucky (26-10) Cincinnati-Nevada winner vs. Loyola of Chicago (30-5)Regional Championship March 24Semi“ nal winnersMIDWEST REGIONAL First Round March 15 At PPG Paints Arena, PittsburghRhode Island 83, Oklahoma 78, OT Duke 89, Iona 67At INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, Kan.Kansas 76, Pennsylvania 60 Seton Hall 94, N.C. State 83Friday At Little Caesars Arena, DetroitMichigan State 82, Bucknell 78 Syracuse 57, TCU 52At Viejas Arena, San DiegoAuburn 62, College of Charleston 58 Clemson 79, New Mexico State 68Second Round Saturday At PPG Paints Arena, PittsburghDuke 87, Rhode Island 62At INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, Kan.Kansas 83, Seton Hall 79Today At Little Caesars Arena, DetroitMichigan State (30-4) vs. Syracuse (22-13), 2:45 p.m.At Viejas Arena, San DiegoAuburn (26-7) vs. Clemson (24-9), 7:10 p.m.At CenturyLink Center Omaha, Neb. Regional Semi“ nals March 23Kansas (29-7) vs. Auburn„Clemson winner Duke (28-7) vs. Michigan State-Syracuse winnerRegional Championship March 25Semi“ nal winnersWEST REGIONAL First Round March 15 At INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, Kan.Houston 67, San Diego State 65 Michigan 61, Montana 47At Taco Bell Arena, Boise, IdahoGonzaga 68, UNC Greensboro 64. Ohio State 81, South Dakota State 73Friday At Spectrum Center, Charlotte, N.C.Texas A&M 73, Providence 69 North Carolina 84, Lipscomb 66At Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.Xavier 102, Texas Southern 83 Florida State 67, Missouri 54Second Round Saturday At Taco Bell Arena, Boise, IdahoGonzaga 90, Ohio State 84At INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, Kan.Michigan (29-7) vs. Houston (27-7), lateToday At Spectrum Center, Charlotte, N.C.North Carolina (26-10) vs. Texas A&M (21-12), 5:15 p.m.At Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.Xavier (29-5) vs. Florida State (21-11), 8:45 p.m.At STAPLES Center, Los Angeles Regional Semi“ nals ThursdayXavier-Florida State winner vs. Gonzaga (32-4) North Carolina-Texas A&M winner vs. Michigan-Houston winnerRegional Championship March 24Semi“ nal winnersFINAL FOUR At The Alamodome, San Antonio National Semi“ nals March 31South champion vs. West champion East champion vs. Midwest championNational Championship April 2Semi“ nal winnersSECOND-ROUND BOX SCORES VILLANOVA 81, ALABAMA 58ALABAMA (20-16) Key 2-5 1-4 6, Hall 1-2 1-2 3, Ingram 2-6 0-0 4, Sexton 7-14 3-4 17, Jones 0-1 2-4 2, Barnes 0-0 0-0 0, Reese 2-5 3-4 9, Smith 2-3 1-2 5, Giddens 3-3 1-1 7, Johnson 0-3 2-2 2, Petty 1-5 0-0 3, Schaffer 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 20-48 14-23 58. VILLANOVA (32-4) Spellman 3-8 0-0 7, Paschall 2-6 2-2 7, Brunson 3-7 3-3 12, Booth 1-5 2-2 4, Bridges 7-16 4-5 23, Cosby-Roundtree 1-1 2-2 4, Delaney 1-2 0-0 3, Samuels 0-1 0-0 0, Leibig 0-0 0-0 0, DiVincenzo 6-13 1-2 18, Gillespie 1-4 0-0 3. Totals 25-63 14-16 81. Halftime„Villanova 32-27. 3-Point Goals„ Alabama 4-16 (Reese 2-5, Key 1-3, Petty 1-5, Johnson 0-1, Schaffer 0-1, Sexton 0-1), Villanova 17-41 (Bridges 5-8, DiVincenzo 5-11, Brunson 3-6, Delaney 1-2, Gillespie 1-3, Spellman 1-3, Paschall 1-5, Booth 0-3). Fouled Out„None. Rebounds„Alabama 31 (Ingram 7), Villanova 33 (Spellman 8). Assists„Alabama 13 (Schaffer, Sexton 3), Villanova 18 (DiVincenzo, Booth 5). Total Fouls„Alabama 13, Villanova 21. Technicals„Sexton.DUKE 87, RHODE ISLAND 62RHODE ISLAND (26-8) Berry 3-9 2-2 8, Dowtin 5-10 0-0 10, Terrell 4-13 1-2 10, Matthews 9-19 1-4 23, S.Robinson 0-1 1-2 1, Layssard 0-0 0-0 0, Akele 0-0 0-0 0, Langevine 2-3 0-3 4, Tertsea 0-0 0-0 0, Dadika 0-0 0-0 0, Russell 2-4 0-0 6, Garrett 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 25-63 5-13 62. DUKE (28-7) Carter 6-6 1-1 13, Bagley 8-10 5-7 22, Duval 3-10 4-5 11, Allen 3-6 1-1 10, Trent 5-13 4-4 18, J.Robinson 0-1 0-0 0, DeLaurier 2-2 2-4 6, White 1-1 0-0 2, Bolden 0-1 2-2 2, OConnell 0-0 0-0 0, Goldwire 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 29-51 19-24 87. Halftime„Duke 45-28. 3-Point Goals„Rhode Island 7-19 (Matthews 4-8, Russell 2-4, Terrell 1-5, Garrett 0-2), Duke 10-21 (Trent 4-9, Allen 3-4, Goldwire 1-1, Bagley 1-2, Duval 1-4, J.Robinson 0-1). Fouled Out„Russell. Rebounds„Rhode Island 28 (Berry 8), Duke 36 (Bagley 9). Assists„Rhode Island 15 (Dowtin 9), Duke 20 (Duval 7). Total Fouls„Rhode Island 19, Duke 15.KENTUCKY 95, BUFFALO 75BUFFALO (27-9) Smart 2-2 0-0 4, Harris 4-12 2-4 10, Clark 9-19 4-4 26, Jordan 0-2 0-0 0, Massinburg 4-11 7-9 18, Agorioge 0-0 0-0 0, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Perkins 3-10 2-4 8, McRae 0-1 0-0 0, Bertram 0-0 0-0 0, Caruthers 3-6 1-1 7, Reese 0-0 0-0 0, Moultrie 0-0 0-0 0, G raves 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 26-67 16-22 75. KENTUCKY (26-10) Washington 4-7 4-5 12, Knox 4-10 0-0 8, Richards 1-2 0-0 2, Gilgeous-Alexander 10-12 5-7 27, Diallo 9-12 3-6 22, Killeya-Jones 1-1 0-0 2, Gabriel 5-11 3-3 16, David 0-0 0-0 0, Pulliam 0-0 0-0 0, Calipari 0-0 0-0 0, Green 2-9 1-2 6. Totals 36-64 16-23 95. Halftime„Kentucky 51-42. 3-Point Goals„ Buffalo 7-31 (Clark 4-10, Massinburg 3-6, Caruthers 0-1, Jordan 0-1, McRae 0-1, G raves 0-3, Perkins 0-4, Harris 0-5), Kentucky 7-15 (Gabriel 3-5, Gilgeous-Alexander 2-2, Diallo 1-1, Green 1-4, Knox 0-3). Fouled Out„None. Rebounds„Buffalo 27 (Massinburg 8), Kentucky 39 (Gabriel 11). Assists„Buffalo 8 (Clark 6), Kentucky 16 (Gilgeous-Alexander 6). Total Fouls„Buffalo 21, Kentucky 20.LOYOLA OF CHICAGO 63, TENNESSEE 62LOYOLA OF CHICAGO (30-5) Krutwig 3-7 1-2 7, Richardson 2-6 1-2 6, Custer 4-5 0-0 10, Townes 3-6 2-2 8, Ingram 2-8 0-2 6, Jackson 5-7 6-6 16, Skokna 1-1 0-0 3, Williamson 2-4 1-2 7. Totals 22-44 11-16 63. TENNESSEE (26-9) Fulkerson 0-0 0-0 0, Williams 5-9 2-4 12, Scho“ eld 5-10 0-0 14, Bowden 3-7 1-2 8, Bone 6-11 0-0 13, Pons 0-1 0-0 0, Walker 1-2 0-0 2, Daniel 1-4 0-0 3, Turner 4-11 0-0 10. Totals 25-55 3-6 62. Halftime„Loyola of Chicago 29-25. 3-Point Goals„Loyola of Chicago 8-19 (Custer 2-2, Williamson 2-3, Ingram 2-5, Skokna 1-1, Richardson 1-5, Jackson 0-1, Townes 0-2), Tennessee 9-25 (Scho“ eld 4-8, Turner 2-7, Bowden 1-3, Bone 1-3, Daniel 1-4). Fouled Out„None. Rebounds„Loyola of Chicago 23 (Townes 6), Tennessee 23 (Turner 5). Assists„ Loyola of Chicago 17 (Krutwig 4), Tennessee 15 (Bone 5). Total Fouls„Loyola of Chicago 13, Tennessee 17.KANSAS 83, SETON HALL 79SETON HALL (22-12) Rodriguez 2-10 1-2 6, Sanogo 0-3 0-0 0, Delgado 10-17 4-4 24, Powell 5-15 0-0 14, Carrington 9-13 5-8 28, Nzei 2-3 0-0 4, Mamukelashvili 0-0 0-0 0, Cale 0-1 1-2 1, Gordon 1-2 0-0 2, Flory 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-64 11-16 79. KANSAS (29-7) Lightfoot 2-3 0-1 4, Mykhailiuk 7-16 0-0 16, Newman 8-14 8-8 28, Vick 5-9 0-0 13, Graham 1-7 6-8 8, De Sousa 1-2 0-0 2, Azubuike 4-5 2-4 10, Garrett 0-0 2-5 2. Totals 28-56 18-26 83. Halftime„Kansas 31-26. 3-Point Goals„Seton Hall 10-24 (Carrington 5-8, Powell 4-10, Rodriguez 1-4, Cale 0-1, Gordon 0-1), Kansas 9-21 (Newman 4-8, Vick 3-4, Mykhailiuk 2-5, Graham 0-4). Fouled Out„Sanogo. Rebounds„ Seton Hall 37 (Delgado 23), Kansas 25 (Azubuike 7). Assists„Seton Hall 9 (Delgado 5), Kansas 18 (Graham 9). Total Fouls„Seton Hall 24, Kansas 16.NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENTAll times Eastern Second Round SaturdayPenn State 73, Notre Dame 63TodayMississippi State (23-11) at Baylor (19-14), 1 p.m. Oregon (23-12) at Marquette (20-13), 4:30 p.m. Middle Tennessee (25-7) at Louisville (21-13), 6:30 p.m.MondayStanford (19-15) at Oklahoma State (20-14), 7 p.m. LSU (18-14) at Utah (20-11), 9 p.m. Washington (21-12) at Saint Marys (29-5), 11 p.m. Western Kentucky (25-10) at Southern Cal (24-11), 11:30 p.m.NCAA WOMENS TOURNAMENT All times Eastern ALBANY REGIONAL First Round Friday At Columbia, S.C. Virginia 68, California 62 South Carolina 63, N.C. A&T 52 Saturday At Storrs, Conn. UConn 140, Saint Francis (Pa.) 52 Quinnipiac 86, Miami 72 At Athens, Ga. Duke 72, Belmont 58 Georgia 68, Mercer 63 At Tallahassee, Fla. Florida State 91, Little Rock 49 Buffalo 102, South Florida 79Second Round Today At Columbia, S.C.Virginia (19-13) vs. South Carolina (27-6), 9 p.m.Monday At Storrs, Conn.UConn (33-0) vs. Quinnipiac (28-5)At Athens, Ga.Duke (23-8) vs. Georgia (26-6)At Tallahassee, Fla.Buffalo (28-5) vs. Florida State (26-6) SPOKANE REGIONAL First Round Friday At Notre Dame, Ind. Notre Dame 99, Cal State Northridge 81 Villanova 81, South Dakota State 74, OT At College Station, Texas DePaul 90, Oklahoma 79 Texas A&M 89, Drake 76 At Eugene, Ore. Minnesota 89, Green Bay 77 Oregon 88, Seattle 45 Saturday At Columbus, Ohio Central Michigan 78, LSU 69 Ohio State 87, George Washington 45Second Round Today At Notre Dame, Ind.Notre Dame (30-3) vs. Villanova (23-8), 7 p.m.At College Station, TexasDePaul (27-7) vs. Texas A&M (25-9), 2 p.m.At Eugene, Ore.Minnesota (24-8) vs. Oregon (31-4), 10:30 p.m.Monday At Columbus, OhioCentral Michigan (29-4) vs. Ohio State (28-6) KANSAS CITY REGIONAL First Round Friday At Raleigh, N.C. Maryland 77, Princeton 57 NC State 62, Elon 34 Saturday At Starkville, Miss. Oklahoma State 84, Syracuse 57 Mississippi State 95, Nicholls 50 At Los Angeles UCLA 71, American 60 Creighton 76, Iowa 70 At Austin, Texas Arizona State 73, Nebraska 62 Texas 83, Maine 54Second Round Today At Raleigh, N.C.Maryland (26-7) vs. NC State (25-8), 2 p.m.Monday At Starkville, Miss.Mississippi State (33-1) vs. Oklahoma State (21-10)At Los AngelesCreighton (19-12) vs. UCLA (25-7)At Austin, TexasArizona State (22-12) vs. Texas (27-6) LEXINGTON REGIONAL First Round Friday At Louisville, Ky. Louisville 74, Boise State 42 Marquette 84, Dayton 65 At Knoxville, Tenn. Oregon State 82, Western Kentucky 58 Tennessee 100, Liberty 60 At Waco, Texas Michigan 75, Northern Colorado 61 Baylor 96, Grambling State 46 Saturday At Stanford, Calif. Florida Gulf Coast 80, Missouri 70 Stanford 82, Gonzaga 68Second Round Today At Louisville, Ky.Louisville (33-2) vs. Marquette (24-9), noonAt Knoxville, Tenn.Oregon State (24-7) vs. Tennessee (25-7), 2 p.m.At Waco, TexasMichigan (23-9) vs. Baylor (32-1), 8:30 p.m.Monday At Stanford, Calif.Florida Gulf Coast (31-4) vs. Stanford (23-10)PRO HOCKEYNHLEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA Tampa Bay 71 48 19 4 100 257 201 Boston 70 45 17 8 98 235 179 Toronto 72 43 22 7 93 243 204 Florida 69 35 27 7 77 210 216 Montreal 72 26 34 12 64 182 230 Detroit 71 26 34 11 63 183 219 Ottawa 71 26 34 11 63 197 244 Buffalo 71 23 36 12 58 172 232Metropolitan Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA Washington 71 41 23 7 89 222 208 Pittsburgh 72 41 26 5 87 237 218 Columbus 72 39 28 5 83 200 199 Philadelphia 72 36 25 11 83 212 212 New Jersey 71 37 26 8 82 215 211 N.Y. Rangers 71 32 32 7 71 205 227 Carolina 71 30 30 11 71 190 222 N.Y. Islanders 71 30 31 10 70 228 258WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA Nashville 71 47 14 10 104 232 178 Winnipeg 71 42 19 10 94 236 187 Minnesota 71 40 24 7 87 221 205 Colorado 71 38 25 8 84 226 208 Dallas 72 38 26 8 84 207 193 St. Louis 70 37 28 5 79 192 186 Chicago 72 30 34 8 68 204 218Paci“ c Division GP W L OT PTS GF GA Vegas 71 45 21 5 95 240 199 San Jose 71 39 23 9 87 214 196 Los Angeles 72 39 27 6 84 207 181 Anaheim 72 36 24 12 84 202 195 Calgary 72 35 27 10 80 202 213 Edmonton 71 31 35 5 67 200 228 Vancouver 71 25 37 9 59 183 231 Arizona 70 23 36 11 57 169 225 2 points for a win, 1 for OT loss. Top three teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffsFridays GamesWashington 6, N.Y. Islanders 3 Ottawa 3, Dallas 2, OT Nashville 4, Colorado 2 San Jose 7, Calgary 4 Anaheim 4, Detroit 2 Minnesota 4, Vegas 2Saturdays GamesBuffalo 5, Chicago 3 Edmonton 4, Florida 2 New Jersey 3, Los Angeles 0 Toronto 4, Montreal 0 Philadelphia 4, Carolina 2 Columbus 2, Ottawa 1 Boston 3, Tampa Bay 0 N.Y. Rangers at St. Louis, late Minnesota at Arizona, late San Jose at Vancouver, lateTodays GamesDetroit at Colorado, 3 p.m. Calgary at Vegas, 4 p.m. Edmonton at Tampa Bay, 5 p.m. Carolina at N.Y. Islanders, 5 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Dallas at Winnipeg, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. New Jersey at Anaheim, 9 p.m.Mondays GamesColumbus at Boston, 7 p.m. Nashville at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Florida at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Calgary at Arizona, 10 p.m.OILERS 4, PANTHERS 2EDMONTON 0 1 3 „ 4 FLORIDA 0 2 0 „ 2 First Period„None. Penalties„Haley, FLA, served by Malgin, (interference), 8:10; Khaira, EDM, Major (“ ghting), 8:10; Haley, FLA, Major (“ ghting), 8:10; Klefbom, EDM, (tripping), 17:08. Second Period„1, Florida, Vatrano 4, 8:02. 2, Edmonton, Nugent-Hopkins 20 (Draisaitl), 11:09 (sh). 3, Florida, Trocheck 28 (Ekblad, MacKenzie), 15:54. Penalties„Lucic, EDM, (cross checking), 2:09; Lucic, EDM, (roughing), 10:41; Klefbom, EDM, (delay of game), 12:43. Third Period„4, Edmonton, McDavid 34 (Rattie, Nugent-Hopkins), 0:38. 5, Edmonton, Larsson 4 (McDavid, Nurse), 6:13. 6, Edmonton, Rattie 1 (McDavid), 19:10. Penalties„Rattie, EDM, (holding), 3:21; Slepyshev, EDM, (roughing), 6:36; Trocheck, FLA, (roughing), 6:36; Draisaitl, EDM, (cross checking), 12:05. Shots on Goal„Edmonton 10-7-19„36. Florida 16-14-12„42. Power -play opportunities„Edmonton 0 of 1; Florida 0 of 6. Goalies„Edmonton, Talbot 26-27-2 (42 shots-40 saves). Florida, Luongo 14-9-2 (35-32). A„14,192 (19,250). T„2:29. Referees„Dean Morton, Kendrick Nicholson. Linesmen„Pierre Racicot, Tony Sericolo.BRUINS 3, LIGHTNING 0BOSTON 2 1 0 „ 3 TAMPA BAY 0 0 0 „ 0 First Period„1, Boston, Pastrnak 28 (Krug, McQuaid), 3:07. 2, Boston, Backes 12 (Marchand, Krug), 10:54 (pp). Penalties„Stamkos, TB, (interference), 10:41. Second Period„3, Boston, Ril.Nash 14 (Ric.Nash, Krug), 12:33 (pp). Penalties„Carlo, BOS, (tripping), 6:41; Sergachev, TB, (high sticking), 12:23; Acciari, BOS, (interference), 13:23; Schaller, BOS, (roughing), 13:23; Dotchin, TB, (roughing), 13:23; Carlo, BOS, (tripping), 15:50. Third Period„None. Penalties„Hedman, TB, (high sticking), 13:16. Shots on Goal„Boston 12-8-7„27. Tampa Bay 5-9-9„23. Power -play opportunities„Boston 2 of 3; Tampa Bay 0 of 3. Goalies„Boston, Rask 30-11-4 (23 shots-23 saves). Tampa Bay, Vasilevskiy 40-14-3 (27-24). A„19,092 (19,092). T„2:22. Referees„Frederick LEcuyer, Chris Lee. Linesmen„David Brisebois, Trent Knorr.FLYERS 4, HURRICANES 2PHILADELPHIA 0 0 4 „ 4 CAROLINA 1 0 1 „ 2 First Period„1, Carolina, Staal 16 (Slavin, Teravainen), 15:12. Penalties„Staal, CAR, (hooking), 10:08; Lindholm, CAR, (tripping), 18:21. Second Period„None. Penalties„Sanheim, PHI, (interference), 11:20; MacDonald, PHI, major (high sticking), 18:32. Third Period„2, Philadelphia, Konecny 19 (Sanheim, Simmonds), 8:19. 3, Carolina, Slavin 7 (Staal, Aho), 10:04. 4, Philadelphia, Voracek 17 (Patrick, Lindblom), 11:58. 5, Philadelphia, Filppula 11 (Simmonds), 14:11. 6, Philadelphia, Raf” 11 (Couturier), 18:10. Penalties„None. Shots on Goal„Philadelphia 11-7-9„27. Carolina 11-8-6„25. Power -play opportunities„Philadelphia 0 of 2; Carolina 0 of 3. Goalies„Philadelphia, Lyon 3-2-0 (25 shots-23 saves). Carolina, Ward 19-13-4 (26-23). A„14,805 (18,680). T„2:22. Referees„Kyle Rehman, Francois St Laurent. Linesmen„Greg Devorski, Tim Nowak.ECHLEastern Conference North Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA Manchester 63 38 20 3 2 81 233 186 Adirondack 64 36 21 3 4 79 209 199 Reading 63 34 21 8 0 76 202 175 Wheeling 64 31 25 7 1 70 222 221 Worcester 61 29 25 4 3 65 168 177 Brampton 63 24 29 6 4 58 185 214 South Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA x-Florida 62 43 13 2 4 92 216 155 x-South Carolina 61 39 15 6 1 85 182 133 Orlando 65 31 27 6 1 69 193 212 Atlanta 65 29 32 2 2 62 185 207 Norfolk 64 25 32 6 1 57 198 234 Jacksonville 63 24 32 4 3 55 185 216 Greenville 64 21 35 7 1 50 186 258 Western Conference Central Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA x-Toledo 65 45 15 3 2 95 217 153 x-Fort Wayne 63 42 17 3 1 88 262 185 Cincinnati 61 35 24 2 0 72 194 180 Kalamazoo 62 30 26 4 2 66 227 224 Indy 63 30 29 3 1 64 207 221 Kansas City 62 30 28 2 2 64 169 195 Quad City 63 20 39 3 1 44 172 263 Mountain Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA x-Colorado 62 40 16 4 2 86 222 184 Idaho 64 37 20 4 3 81 211 175 Wichita 63 33 24 4 2 72 201 198 Allen 61 31 24 4 2 68 203 194 Tulsa 63 28 24 3 8 67 191 201 Utah 63 25 24 8 6 64 207 223 Rapid City 63 20 38 3 2 45 172 236 Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-clinched conference Fridays Games Norfolk 6, Greenville 3 Adirondack 3, Fort Wayne 2, OT Manchester 5, Utah 4, OT Worcester 6, Wheeling 1 Idaho 1, South Carolina 0 Florida 3, Orlando 1 Cincinnati 6, Indy 1 Toledo 3, Quad City 2 Tulsa 5, Kansas City 3 Wichita 3, Rapid City 2 Saturdays Games Adirondack 3, Wheeling 2, OT Manchester 3, Utah 2, OT Reading 5, Brampton 1 Orlando 8, Florida 5 Norfolk 5, Greenville 2 Kalamazoo 4, Cincinnati 1 Jacksonville 5, Atlanta 4, OT Worcester 3, Fort Wayne 2 Toledo 4, Indy 3, OT Tulsa at Kansas City, 8:05 p.m. Allen at Colorado, 9:05 p.m. Wichita at Rapid City, 9:05 p.m. Sundays Games Adirondack at Brampton, 2 p.m. Jacksonville at Norfolk, 2 p.m. Toledo at Cincinnati, 3:05 p.m. Utah at Worcester, 3:05 p.m. Quad City at Kansas City, 5:05 p.m. Allen at Colorado, 5:05 p.m. Mondays Games South Carolina at Atlanta, 7:05 p.m.COLLEGE HOCKEY CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT GLANCESx-if necessary ATLANTIC HOCKEY CONFERENCE First Round (Best-of-3) Friday, March 2 American International 4, Niagara 1 RIT 5, Sacred Heart 4, OT Robert Morris 3, Bentley 1 Saturday, March 3 American International 4, Niagara 3, 2OT, AIC wins series 2-0 Sacred Heart 4, RIT 3, 3OT Bentley 4, Robert Morris 3 Sunday, March 4 Sacred Heart 2, RIT 0, Sacred Heart wins series 2-1 Robert Morris 3, Bentley 2, Robert Morris wins series 2-1 Quarter“ nals (Best-of-3) Friday, March 9 Mercyhurst 4, Sacred Heart 2 Canisius 8, American International 1 Robert Morris 4, Holy Cross 1 Air Force 5, Army 3 Saturday, March 10 Mercyhurst 3, Sacred Heart 2, OT, Mercyhurst wins series 2-0 American International 2,Canisius 1, OT Robert Morris 5, Holy Cross 1, Robert Morris wins series 2-0 Army 1, Air Force 0 Sunday, March 11 Canisius 3, American International 0, Canisius wins series 2-1 Air Force 1, Army 0, OT, Air Force wins series 2-1 Semi“ nals Friday, March 16 At Blue Cross Arena Rochester, N.Y. Robert Morris 5, Mercyhurst 4, OT Air Force 3, Canisius 0 Championship Saturday, March 17 At Blue Cross Arena Rochester, N.Y. Robert Morris vs. Air Force, 7:35 p.m. BIG TEN CONFERENCE First Round (Best-of-3) Friday, March 2 Ohio State 6, Michigan State 2 Penn State 5, Minnesota 3 Michigan 6, Wisconsin 5 Saturday, March 3 Ohio State 4, Michigan State 3, OT, Ohio State wins series 2-0 Penn State 6, Minnesota 5, Penn State wins series 2-0 Michigan 7, Wisconsin 4, Michigan wins series 2-0 Semi“ nals Saturday, March 10 Notre Dame 3, Penn State 2 Ohio State 3, Michigan 2, OT Championship Saturday, March 17 Ohio State at Notre Dame, 8 p.m. ECAC First Round (Best-of-3) Friday, March 2 Dartmouth 2, St. Lawrence 1 Colgate 3, RPI 1 Princeton 8, Brown 2 Quinnipiac 5, Yale 1 Saturday, March 3 St. Lawrence 4, Dartmouth 2 RPI 1, Colgate 0 Princeton 7, Brown 1, Princeton wins series 2-0 Quinnipiac 4,Yale 1, Quinnipiac wins series 2-0 Sunday, March 4 Dartmouth 2, St. Lawrence 1, Dartmouth wins series 2-1 Colgate 2, RPI 0, Colgate wins series 2-1 Quarter“ nals (Best-of-3) Friday, March 9 Cornell 9, Quinnipiac 1 Princeton 5, Union (NY) 3 Colgate 2, Clarkson 1 Dartmouth 4, Harvard 1 Saturday, March 10 Cornell 2, Quinnipiac 0, Cornell wins series 2-0 Princeton 3, Union (NY) 2, Princeton wins series 2-0 Clarkson 3, Colgate 0 Harvard 7, Dartmouth 1 Sunday, March 11 Harvard 4, Dartmouth 2, Harvard wins series 2-1 Clarkson 5, Colgate 1, Clarkson wins series 2-1 Semi“ nals Friday, March 16 At Herb Brooks Arena Lake Placid, N.Y. Princeton 4, Cornell 1 Clarkson 5, Harvard 4, OT Championship Saturday, March 17 At Herb Brooks Arena Lake Placid, N.Y. Princeton vs. Clarkson, 7:30 p.m. HOCKEY EAST First Round (Best-of-3) Thursday, March 1 UMass 3, Vermont 2, OTFriday, March 2 Vermont 4, UMass 3, OT Merrimack 2, UMass Lowell 1, OT Maine 4, New Hampshire 1 Saturday, March 3 Merrimack 3, UMass Lowell 2, Merrimack wins series 2-0 Maine 3, New Hampshire 2, Maine wins series 2-0 Sunday, March 4 UMass 5, Vermont 1, UMass wins series 2-1 Quarter“ nals (Best-of-3) Friday, March 9 Providence 4, Maine 3 Northeastern 3, UMass 2 Boston College 1, Merrimack 0 Boston University 5, UConn 4, OT Saturday, March 10 Boston University 2, UConn 1, Boston U. wins series 2-0 Providence 3, Maine 2, Providence wins series 2-0 Northeastern 7, UMass 2, Northeastern wins series 2-0 Boston College 4, Merrimack 3, OT, Boston College wins series 2-0 Semi“ nals Friday, March 16 At TD Garden Boston Boston University 4, Boston College 3, OT Providence 3, Northeastern 2, OT Championship Saturday, March 17 At TD Garden Boston Boston university vs. Providence, 7 p.m. NATIONAL COLLEGIATE HOCKEY CONFERENCE Quarter“ nals (Best-of-3) Friday, March 9 Minnesota-Duluth 5, Western Michigan 0 St. Cloud State 5, Miami (Ohio) 2 North Dakota 4, Omaha 0 Colorado College 2, Denver 0 Saturday, March 10 Minnesota-Duluth 2, Western Michigan 0, Minnesota-Duluth wins series 2-0 Miami (Ohio) 3, St. Cloud State 2, OT, series tied 1-1 North Dakota 4, Omaha 3, OT, North Dakota wins series 2-0 Denver 3, Colorado College 2, series tied 1-1 Sunday, March 11 St. Cloud State 4, Miami (Ohio) 3, OT Denver 6, Colorado College 1 Semi“ nals Friday, March 16 At Xcel Energy Center St. Paul, Minn. St. Cloud State 3, North Dakota 2, OT Denver 3, Minnesota-Duluth 1 Saturday, March 17 At Xcel Energy Center St. Paul, Minn. Third Place North Dakota 4, Minn.-Duluth 1 Championship St. Cloud St. vs. Denver, 8:38 p.m. WESTERN COLLEGIATE HOCKEY ASSOCIATION Quarter“ nals (Best-of-3) Friday, March 2 Northern Michigan 7, Alabama-Huntsville 1 Michigan Tech 5, Bemidji State 3 Bowling Green 2, Ferris State 1, OT Minnesota State 8, Alaska 2 Saturday, March 3 Bowling Green 5, Ferris State 2, Bowling Green wins series 2-0 Alabama-Huntsville 3, Northern Michigan 2 Michigan Tech 5, Bemidji State 4, Michigan Tech wins series 2-0 Minnesota State 6, Alaska 2, Minnesota State wins series 2-0 Sunday, March 4 Northern Michigan 5, Alabama-Huntsville 2, Northern Michigan wins series 2-1 Semi“ nals (Best-of-3) Friday, March 9 Northern Michigan 6, Bowling Green 1 Minnesota State 2, Michigan Tech 1 Saturday, March 10 Bowling Green 1, Northern Michigan 0 Michigan Tech 4, Minnesota State 2 Sunday, March 11 Northern Michigan 3, Bowling Green 2, OT, Northern Michigan wins series 2-1 Michigan Tech 2, Minnesota State 1, OT, Michigan Tech wins series 2-1 Championship Saturday, March 17 Michi g an Tech at Northern Michi g an 7:07 p .m.


Page 6 SP The Sun / Sunday, March 18, 2018 RESULTS Tequila Patrn ESMWINS SEBRING ALLEN MOODY/STAFFThe No. 22 Tequila Patrn ESM Nissan DPi races Saturday on the way to winning the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts.SEBRING „ After watching the No. 2 Tequila Patron ESM Nissan DPi taken out of the race on the “rst lap, the drivers of the No. 22 ESM car knew they were carrying the teams banner in Saturdays Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts. The driving trio of Johannes van Overbeek, Nicolas Lapierre and Pipo Derani went out and took care of business, winning the race by more than 12 seconds over Wayne Taylor Racings No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R to give the Florida team its second win in three years at Sebring. ESM didnt need any last-minute heroics from Derani this time, but he was just as impressive, turning in several impressive stints and helping the team move into lead and taking a lot of suspense out of the last couple of hours. The No. 7 Acura Team Penske looked as though it was going to battle the Patron car, but the car began spewing ”ames from its exhaust at the midway point of the race and was forced to retire after running a strong second place at the time. The No. 55 Mazda Team Joest DPi was another which ran a strong race, but was plagued issues, which ended any chances of a Mazda victory. The No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac “nished third and the No. 54 CORE autosport ORECA LMP2 followed up a strong showing at Daytona with a solid-fourth place “nish. The No. 22 car also captured the Tequila Patron North American Endurance win at Sebring, where points were awarded at four hours, eight hours and the end of the race. Corvette Racing saw its three-year stranglehold on the GTLM end, as the No. 911 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR captured the title by 6.23 seconds over the No. 25 BMW Team RLL BMW M8 GTLM. The No. 912 Porsche GT Team entry “nished third. The No. 3 Corvette suffered tire problems early on and was never a threat, while the No. 4 Corvette “nished sixth. The No. 911 Porsche also won the North American Endurance Cup win. In the GTD class, the No. 48 Lamborghini Huracan of Paul Miller Racing led a good portion of the last three hours, and momentarily dropped back when making a pit stop, but Bryan Sellers turned in a huge effort the last stint and passed the No. 33 Mercedes-AMG and went on to win by 8.169 seconds over the No. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari, with the No. 33 Mercedes placing third. At the end the car was great,Ž said Sellers. This is a huge race.Ž The race was a bit more special for Sellers, as it was the 20th anniversary of when his father “rst brought him to Sebring to watch the races. 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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 1 Sun Newspaperswww.yoursun.comSun Coast Media Group 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor 941-206-1000 David Dunn-Rankin President Glen Nickerson Publisher Jim Gouvellis Executive Editor John Hackworth Commentary Editor Garry Overbey Charlotte Editor Nicole Noles Community Editor Copydesk Page Design Robert E. Lee Regional Director of Advertising This is no time to be napping. Thats right. If you choose to take an extended nap you might wake up with no idea where you are. Thats how fast things are changing in our little piece of paradise. A reinvention is coming, whether we all like it or not, and the wave starts at the county seat in Punta Gorda and washes over the entire county to Englewoods beaches. For us folks who have been around more than a couple of decades, change can be dif“cult to accept. Weve grown accustomed to our laid-back lifestyle. For newcomers „ and prospective newcomers „ change can be exciting. It will start on the banks of the Peace River. Anyone sitting outdoors nursing a drink around sunset at a Punta Gorda bar will have a whole new view in a year or more. Just across the water, Sunseeker Development, af“liated with Allegiant Airlines, plans a mammoth resort that will hug both sides of U.S. 41 going north. Sunseeker wants to build 202 hotel rooms and 142 condominium units, along with a marina on the east side. A walkway, built with private money over U.S. 41, would connect the public park and Sunseeker East with Sunseekers main resort on the west side of U.S. 41. On the west side, Sunseeker investors purchased 22 acres along the harbor. Plans call for 90-foottall waterfront buildings with 720 condominiums, 75 hotel rooms, a 1,000-footlong pool, an event center, restaurants, bars and shops. The resort has been called transformational „ and no doubt it will be. Meanwhile, back in Punta Gorda, after you “nish that drink you may soon have more opportunities for shopping if everything goes as planned. A 103-room Marriott Springhill Suites is about 70 percent complete in City Marketplace „ giving Things they are a changing in Charlotte County JohnHACKWORTHEDITOR PHOTO PROVIDEDZone of proposed development by Allegiant of Sunseeker Resorts.CHANGING | 47


Page 2 Sunday, March 18, 2018The Blanchard House Museum, established in 2004, was the vision of Bernice Andrews Russell. Mrs. Russell was a humanitarian, social activist, and historian of the AfricanAmerican community. She was a proud descendant of the African-American pioneers who settled and helped to develop Punta Gorda. Mrs. Russell felt it was important to document the history, culture and contributions of Local African-American history and culture preserved in Charlotte County PHOTOS PROVIDEDThe Blanchard House Museum is located at 406 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Punta Gorda, 33950. They are open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Private tours are provided upon request. Martha Bireda HISTORY | 44


Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 7 Founded in 1978, Peace River Wildlife Center is a 501(c)(3) nonpro“t wildlife rehabilitation facility that treats injured, orphaned and ill native Florida wildlife, many of which have been impacted by the burgeoning human population in southwest Florida. The organizations primary purpose is to release healthy animals back out into the wild after treatment. Their patients include many species of birds, mammals and reptiles. Nestled in the mangroves at Ponce de Leon Park at the far west end of Marion Avenue in Punta Gorda, the tranquil setting is ideal for their secondary goal of education. Animals that are unable to care for themselves in the wild after recovery, are offered a permanent home at PRWC. Open to the public seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., PRWC houses many species of native Florida birds in natural settings for unique photographic opportunities. Tour guides are available to escort visitors along the shaded boardwalk winding between habitats of bald eagles, raptors, songbirds, shore birds and more. While no admission is charged, donations are gratefully accepted. Receiving no federal or state funding, PRWC relies solely on admission donations, memberships, sponsorships, and gift shop sales to supply the medical and dietary needs of over 100 resident Wildlife Center aids injured animalsBy ROBIN JENKINSPEACE RIVER WILDLIFE CENTER SUN FILE PHOTOPeace River Wildlife Center veterinarian Robin Jenkins and volunteer John Hime oer information on the Punta Gorda sanctuary, along with a close-up look at Luna, an albino screech owl, and Hootinannie, a great horned owl. PHOTO PROVIDEDPRWCs resident great horned owls raise foster baby owlets that have gotten displaced from their nests and are unable to make it back to their parents.CENTER | 8


Page 4 Sunday, March 18, 2018The best words to describe the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce would be high energy. As with any Chamber of Commerce activity, the more you are involved and participate, the more business and success you will muster for your own business. We undertake the more usual Chamber networking programs such as Business over Breakfast, Networking Luncheons, Business After Hours, ribbon-cuttings and grand openings (and believe you me in our city that is growing as we are, the last two programs are very frequent and wellattended). But what really sets us aside from other chambers is the amount of destination marketing we undertake in the presentation of public events we produce in and around the city. Three times a year (January, March and September) we bring a packed Arts and Crafts Festival to town that “lls Sullivan Street from the Event Center south to Virginia Avenue. The streets are crowded with locals and visitors alike, all enjoying what Punta Gorda has to offer as a great place to live, work and retire. From January to May every year, we offer Trolley/Boat combo tours every Friday to offer our guests a great opportunity to learn more about our city from both land and sea. To reserve your seat, call 941-639-3720 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Better yet, why not swing by our of“ce, which offers a large area of brochures, maps, guides and local information to help you make the most of your stay here? We are located at 252 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, on the corner of Marion and Sullivan between the two U.S. 41s. Award-winning events Every year February every year brings the award-winning Wine & Jazz Festival, which started back in 2005 as a chance to showcase that Punta Gorda was back on the road to recovery after Hurricane Charley in 2004. Since then, the festival has gone from strength to strength, bringing thousands of visitors every year. Internationally acclaimed jazz artists grace our stage and include such illustrious names as Mindi Abair, Dave Koz, Ramsey Lewis, the Rippingtons, Peter White, Eric Darius and Nick Colionne. This is an event not to be missed and, year after year, receives gets awards as being the best festival in town. Given its success, we added Blues Brews and BBQ three years ago; now that event has become a staple of our April event schedule. In October, we celebrate the music of the late great local song writer and artists Jim Morris at our Harboritaville-Magic on the Water Festival and „ just added for November 2018 „ theres our brand-new Mindi Abair and Friends Festival, featuring Mindis new genre of blues/rock music, accompanied by many proteges she has met along her musical journey. This event will tie into Restaurant Week 2018, giving a great climax to the week long festivities. In collaboration with the Downtown Merchants, the Punta Gorda Chamber works on the award-winning Saturday Farmers Punta Gorda Chamber hosts events all year round PHOTO PROVIDEDVendors ll the streets during one of the many arts and crafts fairs held in downtown Punta Gorda.JOHN | 5 Punta Gorda ChamberJohn Wright 941-639-5245 129 Carmalita St. € Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Proudly Serving SWFL Since 1970 I NDUSTRIAL & M EDICAL G ASES B EVERAGE & S PECIALTY G ASES H YDROSTATIC C YLINDER T ESTING W ELDING A ND S AFETY S UPPLIES Now Now Offering Offering Propane! Propane! adno=50532639


Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 5 Market on Taylor, which has now grown to be one of Southwest Floridas largest year-round markets operating from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in winter/spring and fall and 8 a.m. to noon in the summer. Every Third Thursday, Alive After 5 invites you to enjoy everything that Punta Gorda has to offer, with live music, art in the streets, late-night store openings and much more between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Locals and visitors alike mingle and stroll on these nights and enjoy the paradise that Punta Gorda truly is. Additionally, there are downtown bashes in May and September., Oktoberfest is on the “rst Saturday of October, with dragon boat races also in October, Veterans Day parades in November and so much more. To keep up and keep yourself in the loop, we invite you to visit www. or our Facebook page. On our site, why not sign up for our free weekly e-newsletter The Friday Facts, so youll never be out of touch with the goings-on in and around Punta Gorda ever again. The Punta Gorda Chamber, which was created out of the Punta Gorda Business Alliance back in 2004, continues to go from strength to strength. Its a can-doŽ chamber offering those who want to participate, regardless of location, type of business or business size, a great opportunity to get your business incredible exposure in the community. Ask our members and theyll tell you! They are our walking ambassadors. We welcome you all to Punta Gorda and are here to help you at either our downtown location at 252 W. Marion Ave., or the Visitor Center at 26600 Jones Loop Road, Punta Gorda. You have arrived at a truly special destination, where community thrives. John R. Wright is president of the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce. Contact him at jrwright@punta PAGE 4 PHOTOS PROVIDEDThe award-winning, annual Wine & Jazz Festival is one of many events organized by the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce. Mindi Abair performs with Eric Darius at the 13th annual Wine & Jazz Festival in Punta Gorda.


Page 6 Sunday, March 18, 2018Every day we take guests and residents to the big map in the wall and give them the quick one, twoŽ about Charlotte County. We talk about the population, schools, real estate, and then we describe our hometown, the places we go and things we do. Please join us on this tour. Lets start in historic Punta Gorda, a walkable, bike-friendly city with restaurants, galleries and shops just steps away from each other. You can learn much about our history by visiting the historic sites, such as the Freeman House (our of“ce in Punta Gorda), the Blanchard House museum, the History Park, the Train Depot and viewing the murals throughout the city. From downtown, walk less than a mile to Fishermens Village, a waterfront resort with dining, shopping and marina, and home to the Military Heritage Museum. Across the street from the Village is the Visual Arts Center where you can create, learn and enjoy art. Take advantage of the Citys Bicycle Loaner Program and then bike (or walk) the Punta Gorda Harborwalk, along the shores of Charlotte Harbor, and enjoy the activities in Tour the area with help from the Charlotte County Chamber Charlotte County ChamberJulie Mathis SUN FILE PHOTOSSandhill cranes are just some of the many birds that can be seen during a tour at Babcock Wilderness Adventures. Wildlife is everywhere during a Babcock Wilderness Adventures tour.TOUR | 45


Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 7 Founded in 1978, Peace River Wildlife Center is a 501(c)(3) nonpro“t wildlife rehabilitation facility that treats injured, orphaned and ill native Florida wildlife, many of which have been impacted by the burgeoning human population in southwest Florida. The organizations primary purpose is to release healthy animals back out into the wild after treatment. Their patients include many species of birds, mammals and reptiles. Nestled in the mangroves at Ponce de Leon Park at the far west end of Marion Avenue in Punta Gorda, the tranquil setting is ideal for their secondary goal of education. Animals that are unable to care for themselves in the wild after recovery, are offered a permanent home at PRWC. Open to the public seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., PRWC houses many species of native Florida birds in natural settings for unique photographic opportunities. Tour guides are available to escort visitors along the shaded boardwalk winding between habitats of bald eagles, raptors, songbirds, shore birds and more. While no admission is charged, donations are gratefully accepted. Receiving no federal or state funding, PRWC relies solely on admission donations, memberships, sponsorships, and gift shop sales to supply the medical and dietary needs of over 100 resident Wildlife Center aids injured animalsBy ROBIN JENKINSPEACE RIVER WILDLIFE CENTER SUN FILE PHOTOPeace River Wildlife Center veterinarian Robin Jenkins and volunteer John Hime oer information on the Punta Gorda sanctuary, along with a close-up look at Luna, an albino screech owl, and Hootinannie, a great horned owl. PHOTO PROVIDEDPRWCs resident great horned owls raise foster baby owlets that have gotten displaced from their nests and are unable to make it back to their parents.CENTER | 8


Page 8 Sunday, March 18, 2018 animals and over 2,000 patients annually. Peace River Wildlife Center is one of Charlotte Countys most valuable treasures. For more than 30 years, they have been serving the Charlotte Harbor community and beyond. Peace River Wildlife Center is at 3400 Ponce de Leon Pkwy, Punta Gorda, FL 33950. For GPS directions, use 3400 W. Marion Ave. For more information, visit http://, or call 941-637-3830.CENTERFROM PAGE 7 SUN FILE PHOTOSChickie-pants, a sandhill crane, has a crisscrossed beak, which causes diculty eating. It eats from a bucket now at the Peace River Wildlife Center in Punta Gorda. PHOTO PROVIDEDCallie Stahl and Bella. Promoting the Peace River Wildlife Center, a few of their owls were on site at Fishermens Village last year posing for photos and generally just looking good.Ž John Hime shared information about the center and the 2-year-old great horned owl named Annie with the crowd that gathered throughout the day. Luna on the arm of Peace River Wildlife Center volunteer Sue Gilleo.adno=50530726"Why Pay More?" Enjoy Resort Style Living!Monthly Rent Includes:€ Free Transportation € Three Delicious Meals Daily € All Utilities (except telephone) € Housekeeping € Heated Pool € Wellness Center € Social Activities € Social Center € Full Service Salon Small Pets are Welcome2305 Aaron Street, Port Charlotte, FL 33952941-629-0043 $500.00 Off First months rentMention this ad Independent Senior Living Community


Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 9Author Crystal Woods wrote, A sunset is the suns “ery kiss to the night.Ž Whether someone wants to think of a sunset as a passionate moment, or simply the end of a gorgeous day, it really doesnt matter. What matters is the breathtaking collage of yellows, oranges and reds, painted across the sky „ and Charlotte County offers some of the most spectacular sunsets in the country. There are plenty of locations where people can kick back and enjoy them as well.Hurricane CharleysFor those who like a fast-paced atmosphere while watching old sol leave for another day, Hurricane Charleys, located adjacent to Punta Gorda Waterfront Hotel & Suites on 300 W. Retta Esplanade, in Punta Gorda, is right up their alley. Visitors can have a bite to eat, a cocktail and listen to music on the HunkerDown Deck. People can also join the Sunset Club to keep informed about upcoming specials. For more information, visit or call 941-639-9695.Harpoon HarrysAnother great view of Charlotte Harbor at the end of the day is Harpoon Harrys, at 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, in Punta Gorda, in Fishermens Village.Located on Charlotte Harbor, visitors ”ock there to catch natures dazzling display Discover beautiful sunsets in Charlotte SUN FILE PHOTOBefore the reworks went o at Laishley Park on July 4, the sunset sky put on its own blazing display over Charlotte Harbor.AL | 10By AL HEMINGWAYSUN CORRESPONDENT and Bamboo Farm We Show Our Colors! 25370 Zemel Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33955 adno=50530873


Page 10 Sunday, March 18, 2018of colors. There are two bars and tables lining the outside that provide easy viewing. Boaters can dock their vessels outside the restaurant and walk upstairs as well. For more information, visit or call 941-637-1177.Captains TableIf it is steak and seafood guests want, then all they have to do is dine at the Captains Table, located directly above Harpoon Harrys. People can dine on handcut steaks, grouper, tuna, ribs or lobsters, as the sun bids farewell to end another day. For more information, visit or call 941-637-1177.Laishley Crab HouseBack on the Punta Gorda side of Charlotte Harbor, people can sit on the outside deck of Laishley Crab House, located at 150 Laishley Court. In addition to steaks, chops and seafood, the restaurant also offers an extensive sushi menu. The outside bar is available to those who just want to enjoy a nightcap and observe the kaleidoscope of colors as the sun sets.For more information, visit or call 941-205-5566.Wyvern HotelYou dont have to be a guest at the Wyvern Hotel to go topside and delight in a beautiful Charlotte harbor sunset. Located at 101 E. Retta Esplanade, in Punta Gorda, people can take the elevator to the top, sit at a table, have a few cocktails, order a bison steak from The Curve Restaurant and catch the last of the suns rays. The hotel provides a wonderful view of Charlotte Harbor as well as downtown Punta Gorda. For more information, visit or call 941-639-7700.Four Points Sheratons TTs Tiki BarAs they say at TTs Tiki Bar, located on 33 Tamiami Trail, right behind the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Punta Gorda, sink your toes into the sand and join us.Ž Visitors can sip on their favorite beverage, have some dinner, listen to music and watch the sun slowly set from a great vantage point. For more information, visit www.fourpointspunta or call 941-637-6770.ParksIf it is quiet and a bit of solitude is what youre looking for then watch a sunset from one of the many parks in Charlotte County. € Port Charlotte Beach Park, 4500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte € Bayshore Live Oak Park, 23169 Bayshore Road, Punta Gorda € Gilchrist Park, 400 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda € Laishley Park, 120 Laishley Court, Punta GordaHarborwalkPunta Gordas Harborwalk is a 2 -mile pathway that snakes its way along Charlotte Harbor and the Peace River. It starts at Adrienne Street, just off West Marion Avenue, and runs along the mangroves before making a slight turn to the north, arriving at Laishley Park. Along the way, pedestrians and bicyclists can stop and look at the Spirit of Punta Gorda,Ž a sundial which remembers Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, the day Hurricane Charley struck. People will go beneath the Barron Collier Bridge, then pass TTs Tiki Bar, the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center, before passing underneath the Gilchrist Bridge to Fishermens Village, where it ends. For more information, visit punta-gorda-harborwalk. aspx.ALFROM PAGE 9 SUN FILE PHOTOA couple watches the sunset on a picnic table at Gilchrist Park in Punta Gorda.adno=50531049 (941) 766-1801 2081 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33948 ” Hydrotherapy IrrigationBuild Your Own Spa Package!Therapeutic services to heal and clean the body, mind and soul Gift Certificates Available License#: 2790Select from the following services: Hot Stone Massage Facial Body Wrap Colon Irrigation Steam or Whirlpool BathService Pricing Varies


Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 11 After 12 years of planning and fundraising and a recent burst of building and planting activity, Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens opened its gates to the public last year. The new garden at 5800 Riverside Drive, is the brainchild of Linda, an art lover, and Roger Tetrault, who had a distinguished career in the U.S. Navy and as a civilian in the defense and oil industries. Their Tetrault Family Foundation is funding the design and construction of the massive project. The Rev. Bill Klossner, president of PRB&S Inc., the nonpro“t formed to operate and maintain the garden, said of the Tetraults desire to build a garden here, In their travels around the world, they would always see botanical gardens. They planned their retirement around giving one to the community. Roger always says he received a lot of help from the community in the process and that he didnt do it alone.Ž There was no ribboncutting or formal ceremony to herald the opening. Roger said, We already had a soft opening for family and friends. One hundred people from 13 states showed up. They “lled up the parking lot for sure.Ž Klossner echoed that concern, saying, The 20th is going to be very simple, nothing special. Parking is an issue for us; we dont want huge crowds right now. An expansion next year will double the parking.Ž Another reason is the garden is a work in progress; Roger sees whats been completed as only an interim step forward. His vision is several years away from completion. He said, We have a lot of work to do. I have at least 10 years left in it.Ž Klossner seconded that notion. He said, A botanical garden is always going to be a work in progress. Weve put in 3,500 plants the last three years and will add another 750 a year for the next three years, and this is only phase one and two of probably seven phases. Who knows? There may be a phase eight.Ž The current 11 acres feature a sculpture garden Botanical garden opens gatesBy GORDON BOWERSTAFF WRITER SUN FILE PHOTOThe water garden pool is also adjacent to the Community Center, which oers a good view of Steel PalmŽ and the boardwalk to the river.GARDEN | 12 C.A.R.E. REUSE STORES partner with Charlotte County to Help You ReUse/ReCycle*Merchandise is Color Coded, Marked Down Regularly, and Finally Unsold Merchandise is FREE! Help Keep Useable Household Items Out of Our Land“ ll! DONATE OR SHOP … PROCEEDS HELP VICTIMS OF CRIME€Domestic Violence Shelter €24 HR Crisis Hotline €Rape Crisis Center €Youth Violence Prevention €Victims Criminal Court AdvocacyWest County Transfer Station7070 Environmental Way Englewood, FLOpen Tuesday Saturday Call 697-8800Mid County Transfer Station19675 Kenilworth Blvd Murdock, FLOpen Tuesday Saturday Call 624-3488 Violence doesnt discriminate. We C.A.R.E … Were here for you HOTLINE: 941-627-6000 adno=50531233


Page 12 Sunday, March 18, 2018 of largely monumental art suitable for the large natural spaces, 840 feet of boardwalks, including one leading to a covered observation deck on the Peace River, a community center, water garden and beautiful terraced water pool, plus the start of many gardens dedicated to tropical plants like hibiscus, bromeliads, caladiums, palms, bamboo and staghorn ferns. The sculptures, all striking, are worth the price of admission. The most eyecatching are Ostriches,Ž 18-foot-tall, painted aluminum silhouettes of two people bowing toward each other, and Steel Palm,Ž the signature piece of the sculpture garden located in front of the boardwalk to the observation deck. Ultimately, the build out of the 27-acre parcel will add many more gardens fully grown out, a conservatory, an art museum and library in the Tetraults current home featuring their art collection, a welcome center with a cafe, gift shop and plant store, a conservatory and many more feet of boardwalks leading to an island with a childrens garden, interactive fountain, multiuse pavilion and event lawn. The plans go out for years, and it will take time,Ž Klossner said. This is Rogers life.Ž Klossner and the board of directors have no doubt the garden will rapidly become a destination. He said, Its going to attract a GARDENFROM PAGE 11 SUN FILE PHOTOSOstriches,Ž by Yu Zhaoyang, towers over the landscape at Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens. The two metal sculptures can be lowered to the ground in high winds.GARDEN | 13 Tree Trellises,Ž by Stefani & Co., of Orchard Lake Michigan, support owering bougainvillea at their base. TRAVEL EASE LTD INC. € 941637 7771TRAVELEASE@COMCAST.NET www.travelease2.vacationport.netLET US SHOW YOU THE WORLD!Whether your looking for Sunshine, Art, Culture or Adventure we can assist you with your next Luxurious Escape! 100 M ADRID BLVD., SUITE 411 NEXT TO SMILES OF PUNTA GORDA, PUNTA GORDA 33950 2017 a dno=50531148


Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 13 lot of visitors and tourists. Were already getting inquiries from surrounding counties, and I believe it will eventually become a world-class destination. Its right in the middle of the botanical gardens in Naples and Selby Gardens. The nice thing about all three are unique. Naples is Japanese, Selby is orchids and bromeliads, and here we have a combination of art and plants. Most of all, we want the community to know the garden is a unique experience and enjoy it as often as they can.Ž Maintaining and operating such a large garden is a major undertaking for PRB&S Inc., and achieving long-term success is going to require support from that community to supplement fundraising and grant writing efforts. A wide variety of giving and membership levels and sponsorships, from buildings to benches, are available under the get involved tab at www.peacerivergardens. org or you can call 941-621-8299. Volunteers are the heart of almost every public garden, and PRB&S is looking for everything from plant parents to tram drivers to gardeners (skills not necessary) and of“ce workers. Much more detail is available under the get involved tab.GARDENFROM PAGE 12 SUN FILE PHOTOSThis beast, with Bill Klossner for scale, is the centerpiece of a growing collection of staghorn ferns. Steel Palm,Ž by Jacob Kulin, is the signature sculpture in the garden. Waves of Light Metaphysical Store 3057-B Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33952 (941) 456-7643Lic MM37057 Your Homeopathic Place for Health & WellnessŽ JUST ARRIVED Ginseng productsGinseng is one of the most popular herbal medicines in the world. Ginseng is used to improve thinking, concentration, memory, physical endurance, anxiety, chronic fatigue, help with depression, boost the immune system, “ ght infections and help men with ED.Salt Lamps | Jewelry | Stones | Crystals | Oils | Sage Incense | Candles | Buddhas | Trinket Boxes Energy Work | Reiki | Massage | Readings and more...Visit us on Facebook to learn about upcoming classes and events. Visit our Psychic Fair every 3rd Saturday from 10-3 pm adno=50532755 J J S lt L | We offer: $1.00 a minute massages. Stop by and enter our monthly raf” es V V Vi i Vi V Vi Vi Vi Vi i Vi V Vi Vi i Vi i i si i t us o n W S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S ld s s s s s s s s


Page 14 Sunday, March 18, 2018There is no questioning Charlotte Harbors beauty and natural wonders. There are many ways to experience our harbor. You can walk the local piers and beaches. You can take a boat ride to the many bays, keys, islands, points and passes. But there is one way to experience this wonderful estuary unlike any other „ from a kayak. Kayaking is one of those things you just need to experience to understand. By now, weve all seen them around. Theyre in our canals, our lakes, our harbor and even in the Gulf. There was a time when you could go an entire winter without seeing a kayak. Those days are long gone. And the growing popularity of kayaking makes good sense. The obvious reason is the price. Not everybody can afford to go out and drop a savings account on a new boat. But if you do your research, you can “nd a used kayak for a couple hundred bucks. Sure, you can drop a pretty penny on a fancy, decked-out kayak, but you dont have to. Kayaking also provides a terri“c workout „ without really thinking that its a workout! Think about it: You use your arms, shoulders, lats, abs and obliques. If you dont believe it, try kayaking a couple miles, then turn around and come back. But you dont have to be a muscle-builder to kayak. Todays models are much lighter in weight than the older prototypes. Even the paddles today are made from lightweight composite material. And the durability? You can drag them over asphalt, oyster beds and just about everything else. Sure, they get scratched up, but theyre not going to break or crack too easily. Other than price and reliability, kayaking is just different from boating. You can take them almost anywhere. Freshwater or saltwater, all you need is a place to launch, then youre off. And most of our areas public boat ramps allow for easy launching. You can even get adventurous and launch from places off the beaten path. The ”ats of our harbor are full of excitement, and relatively safe. If need be, Paddle your way through paradiseBy LEE ANDERSONSUN CORRESPONDENT SUN FILE PHOTOSFishing from a kayak can be lots of fun. These girls found a beautiful live conch in the mangrove tunnels on their kayaking trip. You can launch just about anywhere with a kayak.ANDERSON | 15 HAVE A WILDŽ TIME IN PUNTA GORDAOCTAGON WILDLIFE SANCTUARY VISIT US AT: 41660 HORSESHOE ROAD, PUNTA GORDA(HWY 31, DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM BABCOCK RANCH ENTRANCE)OPEN Mon-Fri...9-noon, Saturdays 11-4 (All year 'round), Sundays 11-4 (Nov-May) Closed Sundays (June-Oct) FOR MORE INFORMATION AND DIRECTIONS, VISIT OUR WEBSITE: OR FACEBOOK PAGE!Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary is a non pro t organization and is run solely by volunteers and donations. Your support is greatly appreciated. e wildest retirement home for over 100 exotic zoo type animals. Our mission is to provide a safe haven to animals that were discarded or mistreated. BRING THIS AD ON YOUR NEXT VISIT FOR $1 OFFADMISSIONadno=50531507


Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 15 you can always get out of your kayak in the ”ats, as the depth is generally a few feet or so. And going through the mangroves is something you just have to experience for yourself. The different types of birds are unbelievable. Its just you and them out there. It will make you imagine what the area must have been like way before humans made their presence known. There are also many types of marine life to see. Manatees, “sh and crustaceans are just a few things that will catch your eye while kayaking. You also can kayak off the beaches. The waves and currents will be a little stronger out there, so look into weather conditions before you set out. You can go inland to lakes and rivers. Again, be aware of the current. Its easy kayaking with the current of the river „ its not so easy kayaking into it on the way back. Many people make plans to have transportation at both the starting point and the “nishing point, just to avoid having to paddle back. Another bene“t of kayaking is the ability to go “shing. Fishing from a kayak takes a little getting used to, but once you get the hang of it, you can do many things you cant from a boat. The main advantage is access. You can slip through narrow passages in the mangroves or under structures like docks and bridges. You can get kayaks these days with rod holders and storage compartments. It makes things a lot easier. The obvious disadvantage of “shing from a kayak is that it takes a little longer to get to your destination than traveling by boat. But thats kind of the point of kayaking. You can enjoy a laid-back, quiet and relaxing day out on the water.So if youve ever been curious about kayaking, give it a go. The experience is incomparable to any other.For more information about adventures in our local waters, subscribe to the Suns WaterLine weekly magazine (call 941-206-1300). Find WaterLine online at www. boatingand“ and on Facebook. A couple come across a resident manatee on their kayak adventure. Norm Gravelle of Punta Gorda heads out in his kayak o the shoreline at Ponce de Leon Park in Punta Gorda recently for a morning on the water.SUN FILE PHOTOSHeading across Charlotte Harbor, a small group of kayakers make their way from Laishley Park in Punta Gorda to Bayshore Live Oak Park in Charlotte Harbor.ANDERSONFROM PAGE 14 adno=50532718 Military Heritage MuseumFishermen's Village 1200 West Retta Esplanade, Unit 48 Punta Gorda, FL 33950 941-575-9002 www.freedomisntfree.orgAdmission is Free.The Experience is Priceless.


Page 16 Sunday, March 18, 2018Here in Southwest Florida, we have “sh. Lots of “sh. And many different species. While a typical moderatesized lake in the Midwest might play host to two dozen species of “sh, there are more than 250 swimming in the waters of Charlotte County. Although many of them are small or vegetarians, there are 100 or so that you reasonably might expect to “nd on your hook someday.Now for a really good trick: Being able to identify what you catch. This is hugely important for a number of reasons. First, many of our “sh are strictly regulated with size limits and bag limits. Keeping an illegal “sh out of ignorance is still against the law. If you cant identify it, you dont even know if its an edible species. And even if you let your “sh go, you need to know which ones have venomous spines, sharp teeth or razor-edged gill plates. Thats right „ “sh here can hurt you. Theres not enough space here to teach you every species, but lets look at some of the most likely catches.CatfishThere are two kinds of cat“sh in our saltwater areas. The hardhead looks a lot like the channel cat“sh you probably know from back home. But theres an important difference: Hardheads have venomous spines in their “ns. Just a scratch from the spine is enough to cause stinging and burning, and if you actually get jabbed, the spine probably will break off in your ”esh. Then you get to go to the emergency room. The other kind is called the gafftopsail cat“sh, or sailcat. Its larger and has greatly elongated (and still venomous) “n spines. Hardheads are one of the most common “sh in this area, and theyll eat almost anything. Sailcats usually are caught on live or dead “sh. If you go “shing in this area, youll probably catch cat“sh. The best thing to do is cut the line as close to the hook as possible „ otherwise you risk a potentially serious injury.Jack crevalleThese guys are fun to catch, because they pull really hard. A 1-pound jack puts up a more impressive tussle than a 5-pound bass. Their disc-shaped bodies are the secret to their “ghting ability. There are several related “sh with similar shapes. The most common is the pompano. Telling them apart is important, because while jacks are hardly worth eating, pompano are delicious. Look at the pectoral “ns (on each side behind the gills). A jacks are long and sickleshaped; a pompano has much shorter pec “ns.Know your local fish READ WATERLINE EVERY WEEKFishing conditions change frequently throughout the year. To keep up with whats biting, be sure to subscribe to WaterLine Weekly Magazine. Call 941-206-1000 and add it to your newspaper subscription today. Waterline PublisherJosh Olive PHOTO PROVIDEDHeres a photo of my rst sheepshead „ a whooping 6 1/2 pounds. I caught it at Alligator Reef while shing with my dad.FISH | 17adno=50531066 NOW OPEN! ROOM BY ROOM FURNISHINGSThe Hottest New Furniture store in Port Charlotte o ering a variety of unique decor for your home. At Room by Room Furnishings you can create a room that you love. There is a style for everyone at a price anyone can a ord. New selections are delivered weekly. Find us on Facebook for more information or stop by and visit us today. Monday Friday 10am6pm Saturday 9am3pm 701 JC Center Court, Port Charlotte (o exit 170-Kings Highway in the shopping plaza next to D'vines Wine and GTS Law Firm)Contact us today at Room by Room Furnishings


Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 17LadyfishAlso big fun to catch, but for a different reason. Lady“sh are very acrobatic, and usually make spectacular jumps when hooked, much like a tarpon. In fact, theyre sometimes called the poor mans tarpon. Watching them launch their slender, silvery bodies skyward is highly entertaining. Youll lose most of the “sh you hook because their leaps are very effective at getting them loose, but thats OK „ they usually form fair-sized schools, and its common to hook one after another. Although theyre considered inedible, they do make great bait for some other “sh, whole or cut into chunks. Also, when you get them in the boat, they usually evacuate their bowels.FISHFROM PAGE 16 Michigander Joe Lambrix with a nice Stump Pass Spanish mackerel.PHOTOS PROVIDEDTim and Christine with an average winter snook.FISH | 18 adno=50531236 Protect Your RVƒ Store It Under Steel!Fenced € Personal Gate Code 24/7 Access € Surveillance Cameras Lighted Area € Police Patrolled Covered Storage to 80' € Dump Station Compacted Gravel Parking Area Covered Detailing Building € Propane Electric Water Air AvailableDiscount Rates for Annual RentersCharlotte RV Storage150 Rio Villa Dr., Punta SW Florida's Premier RV Storage Facility 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017


Page 18 Sunday, March 18, 2018Spotted seatroutAlthough they look a bit like freshwater trout, seatrout are not even related. Their silvery sides and black spots are excellent camouflage in areas of mixed grass and sand, and thats where youre most likely to find these fish. The speckles and bright yellow mouth make these fish easy to identify. Trout are very good on the table, but often have a few white wormlike parasites in the muscles, especially near the tail. Theyre harmless to humans; some people remove them, while others just cook them in the fillet.RedfishMost redfish are a bright coppery color, but fish caught on the beach or in the Gulf of Mexico are more silvery. Reds almost always have one or more distinctive dark blotches near the tail, though spotfree fish do exist. They are much sought on the flats in Charlotte Harbor for their sporting qualities and fine flesh. They like to school, especially in fall when the big ones move back in from the Gulf to mingle with the up-andcomers in the Harbor.SnookOf all our local saltwater fish, this is the one most like a FISHFROM PAGE 17 PHOTOS PROVIDEDEthan Phillips caught his 29-inch red grouper o Venice. Glen Coey of Punta Gorda caught this beautiful red snapper while shing with Capt. Paul D. Wagner 2 miles o Destin, Fla.FISH | 19 WELL SELL YOUR RV FREE Skip Eppers RVs Voted #1 in Charlotte County!2012-2017 € Motor Homes € Travel Trailers € Van Conversions € Toy Haulers SALES € SERVICE € PARTS € FREE CONSIGNMENT € FINANCING AVAILABLE Closed Sunday & Monday941-639-696912705 Tamiami Trail € Punta Gorda, FLFrom I75 Take Exit 158 go west to Hwy 41 (Tamiami Trail) Go South for 1 1/2 miles. Were located directly under the cell phone tower on the A family-owned business who gives you that Small Business, Extra Special Attention.Ž adno=50531602 CLEARANCE SALE! SAVE $$


Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 19freshwater bass: Theyre usually found alone or in loose congregations, they strongly orient to structure, and they are ambush predators that can be annoyed into striking by repeatedly casting the same lure to one. In the summer, theyre more common on the beaches, where they move to spawn. In the winter, many of them move up the rivers seeking warmer water. In the fall and the spring, they might be anywhe re. Snook are very sporting, with lots of strength, and they jump. Theyre easily identified by a single black stripe running from the tail to the gill cover. Handle with care „ these fish feed by suction, and if you dangle them by the lower jaw only, you can damage the muscles needed for slurping in prey. Always support the underside of the fish with your other hand, and watch the very sharp gill covers.GrouperThese often are caught on reefs and wrecks. Gag grouper, which are gray with darker blotches, grow up inshore and then move out to deeper water. Adult fish can be found in surprisingly shallow water sometimes, especially in the cooler months. Red grouper are rarer catches inshore. The largest grouper in the Atlantic, the Goliath grouper (formerly called the jewfish) is common here because of our healthy mangroves, FISHFROM PAGE 18 FISH | 20 PHOTO PROVIDEDCatch & Release 32Ž Snook by George Folio in Charlotte Harbor Custom Granite CountertopsLARGEST INVENTORY IN OUR AREA!!Countertops:Kitchen, Bath, Laundry & LanaiGranite € Quartz € Cambria LG Viatera € Recycled Glass *FREE ESTIMATES* 18440 Paulson Dr., Suite B € Port Charlotte 941-624-5958 Mon-Fri 9-5 € Sat 9 Noon € Sun Closed www.acergranite” Licensed & Insuredadno=50531245


Page 20 Sunday, March 18, 2018though it was protected under the Endangered Species Act until 2006. It can be identified by its paddle-shaped round tail and must be released immediately. Grouper have been depleted in Florida by heavy commercial and recreational fishing pressure, and are far less common than they were a few decades ago.SnapperAlthough there are several species on the reefs, the most common is the mangrove snapper. Mangoes, as theyre called, can be found inshore as well, and frequently are caught around piers and docks, though most inshore fish are small juveniles. To catch the bigger ones, use small live fish instead of shrimp. Unhook with care; theyre not called snapper for no reason. Although everyone knows about red snapper, theyre a rare catch in local waters because they prefer depths of 150 feet or mo re. Its a long run out to find 150 feet off our coast.TarponThe ultimate Southwest Florida gamefish, tarpon are huge and powerful animals that can leap 15 feet out of the water. Each spring Boca Grande Pass, the main channel between Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico, plays host to the largest spawning aggregation of these “sh in the Atlantic basin. Many “shing guides make the lions share of their annual income during the twomonth tarpon season,Ž though there are tarpon here to be caught yearround if you know where to look.SharksAlthough there are large numbers of sharks here, most are small and harmless. In shallow water, youre likely to see bonnethead sharks, which look like miniature hammerheads, cruising around. Blacktip sharks are common here and frequently are caught on whole or cut “sh. When the spawning tarpon arrive, they are followed closely by large bull and hammerhead sharks. Obviously, sharks have very sharp and dangerous teeth, so the best way to deal with a hooked shark is to cut the leader as close to the hook as you safely can get. For more information about these “sh and a many more species, be sure to subscribe to the Suns WaterLine weekly magazine (call 941-206-1300). Find WaterLine online at and on Facebook.Email: jolive@sun-herald.comFISHFROM PAGE 19 PHOTO PROVIDEDCapt. Josh Greer and The Original F ishin Frank (known to his pals asŽSeniorŽ) with a cute little blacktip shark. www.pomegranateand“ g.com117 W. Marion, Suite 111 Punta Gorda, FL 33950 941-205-2333 Locally owned Gift Boutique in Downtown Punta Gorda. Featuring Home Decor, Womens Accessories, and Childrens Gifts.Open Monday-Saturday adno=50531587


Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 21 Last season, between March 2016 and March 2017, the area spanning North Port, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda and Englewood exploded with 40 new eatery debuts. But with neither diners to “ll them year round nor staff suf“cient to operate them, the bistro boom slowed. Growth continued, but with more caution. Instead of last seasons astonishing count of 40, weve had only about half as many debuts since March 2017„ one-third of them fast-casual or fast-food chains and food trucks. And it isnt just the number of launches that has dwindled. Its also their size. New ventures now tend to be smaller, more manageable operations. Most of this years new entrants have fewer than 50 seats and “ve employees. Among them are Patsys Caribbean Delight and Golden China in Port Charlotte, Flour Your Buns Caf and Texas Best Barbecue in Englewood, and Charlotte restaurants regroupBy SUE WADESUN CORRESPONDENTRESTAURANTS | 22 PHOTO PROVIDEDThe Texas Best Barbecue family brings small-town Texas grilling to Englewood. SUN FILE PHOTO88 Keys Florida is the rebranded Wyvern Hotel dining room. adno=50532719 RESCUE REHABILITATE EDUCATEOpen to the Public Daily € Tours from 11am-4pmOVER 100 NONRELEASABLE ANIMALS ON EDUCATIONAL DISPLAYNo admission, donations welcome Located at 3400 W. Marion AveIn the Ponce de Leon Park, Punta Gorda941-637-3830 €


Page 22 Sunday, March 18, 2018 The Belgian Monk in Punta Gorda. Compared with last seasons 15 major unveilings of big new restaurants with 50 or more seats, weve seen only two that large in Charlotte County: F.M. Dons in downtown Punta Gorda and Rossini Trattoria Gastronomica at Port Charlotte Town Center mall. Restaurants are closing, too, as they always do. But where a mere dozen local restaurants closed their doors the previous season, twice as many have fallen since last March„perhaps because too many opened in the “rst place. Half of those 25 demises were under two years old. But the other half were neighborhood standbys like Burnt Store Grille, Whiskey Creek, Angelos Pizza and Sunset Grill on the Harbor. Recent developments could signal the bursting of a Great Restaurant Bubble. But, more likely, they mark a momentary breather in the cycle of growth, before the Great Gastronomic Glut of 2019, when Allegiant Airs Sunseeker Resort gives us its promised 10 new restaurants.Two big changesWhen the classic, highend Trabue closed its doors and Punta Gorda diners lost Chef Keith Meyer last season, foodies went into mourning. Their tears dried quickly in spring 2017, when Meyer became majority owner, with Punta Gorda developer Chris Evans and New York partner Bill Socha, of Jacks on Marion, renamed F.M. Dons to honor Evans grandfather F. M. DonŽ Donelson, developer of Fishermens Village. In Port Charlotte, a very different Italian restaurant opened in the former Da Vinci Pizza & Pasta space. Rossini Trattoria Gastronomica features fresh, local, organic produce; grass-fed, hormone-free protein; and non-GMO ”our imported from Italy. But more than exquisite food, Rossini has renowned co-owners Maurice LoMonaco, an accomplished lyric tenor who sings at the restaurant, and Chef Dario Leo, a maestro of cuisine.Small, the new normalThe recent uptick in smaller eateries and in food trucks like Mobstah Lobstah and Cesars Tacos is telling. That we have more mobile startups than usual re”ects not only a more welcoming county, but also that mobile vending is a more conservative investment, which requires minimal hiring. Rather than invest in another storefront after the demise of his brickand-mortar Benos Brew & Que, Greg Beno instead launched a successful food truck, Benos Barbecue. Vito Recchia will turn the key on a new Bella Napoli truck this season. Hed like to expand Bella but said, I just dont want to take more risk right now (because of the dif“culty of) staf“ng.Ž Among small mom-andpop eateries to open in Port Charlotte, we have Golden China replacing Peach Garden on Peachland; Patsys Caribbean Delight in the former Benos Brew & RESTAURANTSFROM PAGE 21 RESTAURANTS | 23 PHOTO PROVIDEDF.M. Dons in Punta Gorda. 2705 Tamiami Trail, Unit #415 € Punta GordaLocated in Towles PlazaMonday-Friday 10:00-5:00 € Saturdays 10:00-3:00 € Closed Sunday (941) 655-8172 € Punta Gordas award winning consignment shop selling only the most trendy and stylish previously loved clothing and accessories in designer and mall labels. Shop our huge selection of designer handbags, shoes, Chicos, Anne Klein, Calvin Klein, Lilli Pulitzer, Talbots, etc.Now shop online at proud supporter of Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary!adno=50531234


Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 23 Que shack south of Fuccillo Kia; Shiver Shack Take 2 on SR 776 instead of The Ice Cream Place; Angies Fresh Fruit Smoothies & More, next to the relocated Curry and Kabab; and Zozo, a fresh new breakfast caf in the old Breakfast Barn.Changing handsThere might not be as many brand-new restaurants this year, but that doesnt mean lack of change. Changes of management, like that at Fat Point Brewing, can make a place like new or keep it alive. Few such transitions were more dramatic RESTAURANTSFROM PAGE 22 RESTAURANTS | 24 SUN FILE PHOTOCesars Tacos, one of Charlotte Countys newest and most popular food trucks, at Port Charlottes Marathon. We o er our entire Cigar and Cigar Accessory Inventory for sale online from our website at: www.tobaccolocker.com17506 Brighton Ave, Unit E, Port Charlotte € 941.255.8825adno=50531048Our CIGAR BAR o ers CRAFT BEERS & WINEJoin us for our FRIDAY CIGAR and BEER HAPPY HOUR from 4-6pm We stock products from 96 Cigar manufacturers and have 2 MILLION CIGARS in stock! We Price Match Any Advertised In Stock Price On All Cigars and Cigar Accessories!


Page 24 Sunday, March 18, 2018 than the ownership shuf”es spurred by retirements, from Manasota Key all the way to Desoto Marina. When Keys and Margie Elmore hung it up after 33 years on North Beach Road, Scott and Jill Hemmes of Beach Road Wine Bar & Bistro became proud owners of Gulf View Grill, renamed The Waverly Restaurant & Bar. Rocket and Sue Atamanchuk now own two restaurants across Beach Road from each other „ Lock N Key and Flounders, now renamed SandBar Tiki & Grille. SandBar proved more ready for season than ever, with faster ticket times, new hickory-smoked barbecue and shuttles to nearby offsite parking. After 23 years at the historic riverbend site of Fort Winder, Capt. Dennis Kirk and his wife, Nancy, “nally got serious about selling. (They continue to manage Desoto Marina and Peace River boat ecotours.) Handpicked new owners Shauna and Jesse Shows and their chef, Capt. Billy Barton, have already transformed the menu at Nav-A-Gator Grill. Less noticeable but no less notable are new ownership at Punta Gordas Golden Corral (37-year Golden Corral owners, the Tharp family) and Port Charlottes JDs Bistro (where Linda Grother sold, but Chef Danny Cortes continues to keep the menu stellar as ever).Changing brands New brandings also bring change to familiar venues. Hurricane Irma gave Chris Evans a little push toward “nally rebranding The Turtle Club & Claw Bar as The Blue Turtle. Its spruced-up interior reopened for business, with live music, on the Monday after Thanksgiving. The Wyvern Hotel opened the rooftop Perch 360 before the end of last season, but the remake of its ground”oor dining room remained to be completed. Now sporting a lipstick-red baby grand and glittering chandeliers, 88 Keys Florida has an all-new menu from Chef Josh Booze, formerly of Fins at Sharkeys. Lighthouse Grill at Stump Pass is the expanded and renovated St ump Pass Grill. And just when we were getting used to Port Charlottes Jimmys Grill being Camila Restaurant, owner Arturo Guido went all-Mexican there, with the popular n ew Las Margaritas de Camilas.Bigger footprints and menus Several established owners have chosen to build on what theyve already achieved, through internal expansions and bigger menus. Owner Michael Barone built out a brand-new bar and dining room at Port Charlottes Pioneers Pizza, and still plans a gelateria before the year is out. Punta Gordas Celtic Ray is hard at work on its beer garden, with outdoor deck bar and patio. RJs in Port Charlotte, now renamed RJs New England Seafood, will, true to its new name, serve year-round fried seafood from a kitchen with a new fryer. And if renovation isnt in the budget, several restaurants have chosen to build their menus instead. Mint Asian Cuisine in Punta Gorda recently printed a large new menu, with detailed descriptions to educate diners about its pan-Asian options. All-Star Sports Grill of Port Charlotte plans to start flipping eggs and pancakes soon, when it begins serving breakfast, with 50-cent coffee, at the end of March. And, every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., F.M. Dons serves a dozen new gourmet brunch items, along with mimosas and a bloody Mary bar.RESTAURANTSFROM PAGE 23 RESTAURANTS | 25 SUN FILE PHOTOJesse and Shauna Shows, new owners at the Nav-A-Gator. adno=50532635


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adno=50531119 6 5 4 8 2Punta Gorda 3 1 Las Margaritas de Camilas 2665 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33952 941.627.5156 2 Ice House Pub 408 Tamiami Trail Unit 111 Punta Gorda, FL 33950 941.575.0866 3 Wallys Southern Style BBQ 3591 S Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33952 941.613.0005 4 The Celtic Ray Public House 145 E Marion Ave Punta Gorda, FL 33950 941.916.91155 Deans South of The Border 130 Tamiami Trail Punta Gorda, FL 33950 941.575.61006 Hurricane Charleys Raw Bar & Grill 300 W Retta Esplanade Punta Gorda, FL 33950 941.639.96957 Gatorz Bar & Grill, P.C. 3816 N. Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33952 941.625.50008 Isabel and Annabels Mexican Restaurant 201 W Marion Ave Punta Gorda, FL 33950 941.639.40869 Soup Jungle Cafe 4200 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33952 941.258.350010 Downtown Gatorz Bar & Grill of P.G. 502 King Street Punta Gorda, FL 33950 941.347.751811 TTs Tiki Bar & Grill 33 Tamiami Trail Punta Gorda, FL 33950 941.637.6770Port Charlotte 7 9 10 1 11


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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 25Bars and brewsMany dream of opening their very own bar in Florida, and the past year has seen several tap into that trend. The Hive Bar is drawing a younger crowd to the 27-year-old neighborhood favorite Willies Cocktails, which closed this fall. Former IceHouse Pub manager Dave Robbins and partner Ken McCoog bring continental ambiance and drafts to Punta Gordas The Belgian Monk. New owners Susan Filkins and Jamie Charleston, “rmly plugged into the local music scene, have revived the Tamiami RESTAURANTSFROM PAGE 24 RESTAURANTS | 26 SUN FILE PHOTOPioneers Pizzas new dining area doubled its seating overnight. P E R S O N A L S E R V I C E PERSONAL SERVICE ( 9 4 1 ) 5 0 5 0 4 0 0 (941) 505-0400 100 Madrid Blvd., Suite 214, Punta Gorda Dr. Ricardo Gauthier WE LISTEN SO YOU CAN HEAR. 2003-2016 Diagnostic Hearing Testing Tinnitus Evaluation & Treatment Hearing AidDispensing & Repair Assistive Listening Devices Batteries & Supplies Services include: adno=50531191


Page 26 Sunday, March 18, 2018 Trail biker haunt Our Place, now christened Hawgz & Dawgz. Cold River Saloons down-Maine owners Russ and Kathy Bellerose continue the U.S. 17 taverns own live music tradition. If youre a craft brew fan, you probably thought youd lost Fat Point Brewing for good and would never see it again. In fact, Fat Point is not only open for business through its alliance with Big Storm Brewing Co. of Tampa Bay, its reopened its kitchen under Peace River Pizzas chef Eric Sabatino. And if craft breweries are as much a measure of a towns foodie status as “nance experts at WalletHub contend, Punta Gorda truly arrived with the opening of Fort Myers-based Bury Me Brewings new brand and outpost„Peace River Beer Co.„in a barn-red warehouse on Steadley Avenue, the heart of Gettel country.Where did they go?Curry and Kabab, Punta Gordas upstart Indian phenomenon with the popular lunch buffet, is busier than ever since moving to 3492 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. Caf Creole Caribbean Spice not only changed hands but also moved to larger digs near Sweets Diner and Beef Country, at 2320 Tamiami. Three Port Charlotte favorites emerged from invisible former locations: Hometown Grill moved to the former Abbie Anns in LTM Party Plaza; Kristas Cheese Kakery reopened in RESTAURANTSFROM PAGE 25 RESTAURANTS | 27 SUN FILE PHOTOSThe mellow crew at Peace River Beer Co., Heather Vaughn, Barry Schrayer, Bill Vaughn and MeeWichitsakulrat, show o their new Punta Gorda outpost. The rebranding of Lighthouse Grill at Stump Pass expanded its seating and continued to take advantage of a stunning view.


Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 27 Nurse On Call Of“ce Park; and Uncle Nicks Pizza will move to larger digs up the road, after acquiring Best Pizza. Englewoods Placida Grill shuttled 2 miles, 4 minutes down the road, to the former Zydeco Grille location at 8501 Placida Road.Englewood bucks trendOnly “ve new Englewood eateries opened their doors in 2015 and 2016, but 2017 was different. It proved to be a boomlet. Englewood even caught the eye of two half-century-old franchising giants, both of them convinced that the little town is on an upward growth curve. Burger King mega-franchisee Daniel Fitzpatrick, CEO of Indiana-based Quality Dining, explained, Florida is a high-growth market, and Englewood is part of that.Ž His newest among 162 Burger Kings in three states now occupies two landscaped acres at 2961 S. McCall Road, between Sunfresh Produce and Walmart Supercenter. And Furmans, Burger Kings oldest franchisee of all, jumped on the BK remodeling bandwagon at 171 S. Indiana Avenue. Burger King isnt the only new fast-dining option in town, either. Canadianbased Mary Browns Diner RESTAURANTSFROM PAGE 26 RESTAURANTS | 28 Rossini Trattoria Gastronomica co-owners Chef Leo Dario and Maurice LoMonaco toast their new Port Charlotte restaurant. SUN FILE PHOTOSSandBar Tiki & Grille now boasts its own brand of barbecue. ROTONDA ELKS LODGE 303 Rotonda Blvd. East 941-697-2710 Elks are community. Join us at ROTONDA ELKS and be part of a spirited, friendly and charitable Lodge! Elks caring and sharing since 1986. € Supporting Veterans of All Wars € Promoting Patriotism and Citizenship € Providing Summer Camp for Youth € Supporting Drug Awareness Programs € Reaching Out and Supporting Local Charities Join us for lunch, dinner with live entertainment, and special events. Always Welcoming New Members! adno=54529558


Page 28 Sunday, March 18, 2018 on Placida Road, now under new management, has been frying up chicken and poutine, with a brief hiatus following Hurricane Irma, since last April. Angelos Pizza might have closed its doors after 45 years of gator bread and pies, but four new independent eateries have premiered in its place. Green Fox Bistro on Placida Road serves vegan and vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and drinks that even a carnivore can appreciate. The creatively christened Flour Your Buns Caf brings good food fastŽ to the middle third of the deserted J.B.s Conch Caf space. Abbes Donuts has a new little sister, Abbes Lil Donut Nook, with all the same recipes that have made Abbes a local waistline widener. It was about time Englewood got its share of barbecue, too. Now it has plenty. Texas Best Barbecue has moved into the former Gramcracker Caf on S. Indiana Avenue, adding to the hickory smoke already drifting all over Englewood from Benos Barbecues new mobile enterprise, Lighthouse Grills Little Red Smokehouse, and SandBar Tiki & Grilles new monster smoker. And though threatened by proposed redevelopment of the Fishery property in Placida, chef-manager Justin Bowns insists that the 30-year-old Fishery Restaurant isnt going anywhere.Where are they?For an online map of all referenced new or relocated restaurants, type the following casesensitive link into your computers browser: PAGE 27 SUN FILE PHOTOSThe Fisherys chef-manager, Justin Bowns, insists that the Placida landmark will remain for years to come. At right: Zozo Breakfast Caf owner Omaima Amr is typical of new mom-and-pop owners investing in small eateries throughout the area.

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 29 € Hotel Charlotte Harbor & Hotel Punta Gorda: Charlevoi Condominiums, 3150 Harborside Ave. € Classics of the Past: Steves Auto Shoppe, 305 N. Tamiami Trail € Wotitzky General Store: WCI Prudential Realty Building, 309 N. Tamiami Trail € Natural Beauty: Florida Power & Light wall between East Virginia Avenue and Nesbit Street € Saving Dollars Makes Sense: Bank of America building, 126 E. Olympia Ave. € Cattle Drive Down Marion Avenue: Attorney Rooneys building, corner of East Olympia Avenue and Wood Street € Postcards in Time: Andrews building, 126 Nesbit St.Discover art in Punta Gorda SUN FILE PHOTOSLiz Hutchinsons The Harbor Bridges,Ž includes a pair of shermen enjoying a beautiful setting sun. Hutchinsons mural is loca ted at LaishleyMarina. Punta Gorda residents check out the new rehouse mural.ART | 30

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Page 30 Sunday, March 18, 2018 € Lest We Forget: Kiwanis Veterans Garden, Laishley Park € Natures Harmony: Laishley Municipal Marina, Laishley Park € Harbor Bridges: Laishley Municipal Marina, Laishley Park € Captivating Charlotte County: Laishley Municipal Marina, Laishley Park € The Conquistadors: Deans South of the Border, 130 N. Tamiami Trail € Bayshore Lodge: Amberg Insurance, 1900 Tamiami Trail € Movie Memories: The Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center € First City Council: Punta Gorda City Hall Annex, 126 Harvey St. € School Marms on the Bay: Fishermens Village € The Churches of Sacred Heart: Sacred Heart Church, 211 W. Charlotte Ave. € Harbor Life, Then and Now: former Slip-Not, 1601 Tamiami Trail € Building a Community: Quality Self Storage, 901 Taylor St. € Peace River Panorama: Sallie Jones Elementary School, 1221 Cooper St. € Developing Minds and Bodies: Cooper Street Recreation Center, 650 Mary St. € Local Black History: Baker Center School, 311 E. Charlotte Ave. € Fishing Tales: Ankle and Foot building, 401 E. Olympia Ave. € The Great Sculling Race: Punta Gorda YMCA, 2905 Tamiami Trail € Womens Professional Golf: Punta Gorda YMCA, 2905 Tamiami Trail € Life and Times of George Brown: Charlotte County Historical Courthouse, 277 Taylor St. € A Hunters Paradise: Punta Gorda YMCA, 2905 Tamiami Trail € End of the Line: 101 W. Marion Ave. € Our First Firehouse: PG Fire Station #1, 1410 Tamiami Trail „ Source: Punta Gorda Mural SocietyARTFROM PAGE 29 SUN FILE PHOTOFriends of George Brown members Myrna Charry, from left, Sushila Cherian and Sue Taylor stand in front of the George Brown mural in downtown Punta Gorda during a ribbon-cutting ceremony in 2014. As the founder of Cleveland Marine Steamway Enterprises, Brown was a successful black businessman during the time of segregation. The Punta Gorda Historic Mural Society commissioned artist Mike Vires to design and paint the mural, which consists of two panels painted on a wall near the Historic Charlotte County Courthouse, at the corner of Olympia Avenue and Taylor Street „ a property Brown once owned. adno=50512710 Come Enj oy Our Come Enj oy Our World Famous World Famous Fi sh n Chi ps Fi sh n Chi ps ( Icelandi c Cod) ( Icelandi c Cod) 14 Import ed Draughts € 8 Craf ts Full Servi ce Bar € Li ve Ent ertai nment 941-916-9115 € www. Celti cRay. net 145 E. Mari on Ave. Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Open 7 days a week, 365 days a year 11 AM …2 AM The CELTIC RAY PU BLIC HOUSE Punta Gorda s Oldest Iri sh Pub Establi shed 1997 COME ENJOY SOME AUTHENTI C I RI SH FAI RE Beaut i f ul New Ki t chen Compl et ed & New Out si de Bar On t he Way!

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Page 32 Sunday, March 18, 2018 Richard Willard remembers how, from an early age, his brother wanted nothing more than to be a pilot. In their bedroom in Quincy, Massachusetts, plastic models of helicopters and jet planes that Ralph had pieced together circled overhead, hung with string. His younger brother by “ve years would go on to live out his dream, joining the Army and ”ying helicopters for the 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam. But on July 26, 1968, the 20-year-old pilot and his crew were shot down and killed during a volunteer mission to resupply Marines with ammunition. Richard Willard of Punta Gorda relived the loss of his kid brother at the opening of the Southwest Florida Vietnam Memorial Wall in Laishley Park, a half-size replica of the original in Washington, D.C. Although Vietnam Memorial Wall debut evokes love, lossBy GARY ROBERTSSTAFF WRITER SUN FILE PHOTOSSheri Bill Prummel, center, stands with Dr. David Klein „ Wall supporter, Ret. U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Dick Carr „ president of the Wall Committee, and members of the Sherris Department Honor Guard „ Ocers Dan Wharton, Russ Epeards, Nate Edwards and Mike Fraser, for a photo. A QR Code(it stands for Quick Response), a mobile phone readable barcode, is situated at the east and west entrances to the Wall. When scanned with a free QR Reader mobile app, it brings you to a website where you can look up a name and locate it on the Wall.VIETNAM | 33 adno=50532608Las Margaritas de Camilas Authentic Mexican Cuisine Best Food and Margaritas in the area!Lunch Specials Mon-Sun 11am-2:30pm2665 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33952 (Corner of 41 & West Tarpon)(941) Dinner Specials Served DailyFamily Owned & Operated

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 33 Willard had visited the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in the nations capital several times, he was unprepared for his reaction. I didnt think it was going to affect me so much,Ž said Willard, his voice choking with emotion. Its been such a long time.Ž Like many of the 58,300 servicemen and women whose names are engraved on the black, granite walls, Ralph Willard was a young man who wanted to serve his country. In fact, the mean age of all those who sacri“ced their lives or remain missing also was just 20. I think the Wall is magni“cent. I couldnt think of a better VIETNAMFROM PAGE 32 VIETNAM | 34 SUN FILE PHOTOMindy Hill Knight points to the name of her brother, Robert Hill, Jr., on the Wall. adno=50531481 Both Stores Located in Fishermens Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda Ultra Premium Gourmet Chocolates Fresh Homemade Fudge € Gelato Popcorn € Baked Goods Delicious Gifts € Retro Candies Soft Serve Ice Cream 941-347-7322 9 4 1 3 4 7 7 3 2 2 941-347-7322 A wonderful selection of Florida gifts and coastal home decor Something for everyone!

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Page 34 Sunday, March 18, 2018 SUN FILE PHOTOSThe Vietnam Memorial Wall in Punta Gorda.way to honor the veterans of Vietnam,Ž Willard said. It is solemn, and has dignity.Ž The soft opening of the replica Vietnam Wall, only the second of its kind in the nation, culminated a 2 -year fundraising campaign that raised more than $600,000, including a $150,000 state grant and $50,000 from Charlotte County. The overwhelming community support, led by a coalition of veterans groups known as the Vietnam Memorial Wall of Southwest Florida Committee, saw their efforts fully realized in 2016, when the Wall was of“cially dedicated. Dr. David Klein was among a number of volunteers on hand to assist people in locating the names of loved ones and friends on the Wall. A QR (Quick Response) Reader on-site allows visitors with a smartphone and downloaded code scanner to “nd the section of the wall and row where the listed name can be found. Visitors also can Google Vietnam WallŽ and the name of the veteran to get the location, as well as additional information. Klein explained there are eight women so honored, including one who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. And there is a friend and neighbor from Kleins hometown of Bellmore, New York. VIETNAMFROM PAGE 33 Vietnam veteran Francis Moriarty looks up a name of a friend on the Wall. Vietnam veteran Jerry Baumgarter is deep in thought as he visits the names of men he knew.VIETNAM | 35 DINE IN, PICK UP & DELIVERY* *$8 minimum Family Owned & Operated4200 Tamiami Trail € Port Charlotte 941-258-3500 Pizza € Calzone € Sub Wraps € Chicken DinnersHours: Monday Friday 8am 5pm Saturday 8am-3pm € Closed Sunday adno=50532607 Cafe The Soup JUNGLE 2017 Voted the BEST Soup & Salad

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 35 Fishermens Village is Punta Gordas must-seeŽ attraction. This pet-friendly destination features 40 independently owned shops, boutiques and galleries and four waterfront dining options. Offering free parking and no admission fee, Fishermens Village is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday during high season. The Village ended the year with completion of exciting updates and additions. A beautiful dry beach has been added adjacent to the front entrance and parallel with the resort parking lot. This is another dynamic location to catch an amazing sunset on the Harbor. The public restrooms were completely renovated with state-of-the art equipment. The Harborwalk project is in full swing around the property; work will resume after season this year. Fishermens Village was host to a NYE Fireworks Display this past Dec. 31, the “rst show to be held in Punta Gorda since 2008. This will be an annual signature event for the Village, along with several other new events scheduled for 2018 including a May 5 Cinco de Mayo/Kentucky Derby Celebration, The Southwest Florida Attractions Association Showcase on June 2, and an International Cultural Heritage Festival on July 13-14. The Marina has begun a terri“c off-season promotion for boaters, too. BOGOŽ is being offered for slip rentals June 1 through Sept. 30. Fishermens Village full service Marina beckons boaters from near and far. A Florida Clean MarinaŽ, we offer ValvTect Marine Fuel and affordable dockage. Contact our Harbormaster for details regarding our summer BOGO offer at 941-575-3056. Water recreation is at your “ngertips via King Fisher Fleet! Consider an out island or sunset cruise. Like to “sh? King Fisher offers deep sea and back bay “shing trips. Or, perhaps you would like to rent a boat for the day. Holidaze Boat Rentals located at the Marina would be happy to help you plan your day out on the water! There is always something happening on the harbor at Fishermens Village! A variety of musicians perform live music most days of the week on the promenade and in the Village Courtyard. For a complete schedule of entertainment and events, visit us on line at www.“ We look forward to seeing you at Fishermens Village!Fishermens Village beckons pets and people, boaters and shoppersBy KATHY BURNAM FISHERMENS VILLAGE IF YOU GOWhat: Fishermens Village Where: 1200 W Retta Esplanade #57, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday during season Phone: 941-639-8721 Website: http://www.fishville. com Bill Wicks, 20, was killed by mortar “re in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. He was a smart guy who wanted to go to college. But “rst he wanted to defend the world from communism,Ž Klein said. Philip Wahl, of Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania, also signed up to “ght for his country, and was on his third tour of duty in 1967, when he perished. He was really gung-ho, fun and outgoing,Ž said his VIETNAMFROM PAGE 34 VIETNAM | 36 adno=50532709 Authentic Mexican CuisineFamily Friendly Atmosphere SERVING LUNCH AND DINNER Beer & WineMon…Thurs 11AM…9:30PMFri…Sat 11AM…10PM Closed Sunday941-639-4086201 W Marion, Suite 113 Downtown Punta Gorda

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Page 36 Sunday, March 18, 2018 high school friend, Dolly Ford of Punta Gorda. Helen Cernoch, another Punta Gorda resident and Pennsylvania native, came to salute her cousin, James McGill. We were kids who played together,Ž she said. Cernoch is already planning a family reunion centered around the Vietnam Wall, a personal commitment that the memory of her cousin „ and the war in which he fought „ lives on. Its an important part of this countrys history and it shouldnt be lost,Ž she said. I want to make sure that this part of our family history is maintained.ŽEmail: groberts@sun-herald.comVIETNAMFROM PAGE 35 Vietnam veterans take care of the Wall, which honors their fallen friends. SUN FILE PHOTOSRon Muschong looked up the name of a close family friend, Albert J. Carrier III.

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 37 SUN FILE PHOTOJohn Weil of Weil Farms Honey and Maple syrups smiles with many of the oerings in his booth during Englewoods market. Thursdays are special on Englewoods West Dearborn Street. Starting just before 9 a.m., the traffic starts to steadily increase. By midmorning and continuing until after lunchtime, youll see hundreds of people walking up and down the street, many carrying bags full of fresh fruit and vegetables, baked goods, plants and even pieces of art. If you get closer to the hub of activity on the 300 block of the street, you can smell the kettle corn being popped, the smoky smell of barbecue and maybe catch the sound of live music. Its not your typical weekday morning. What started out as a single farmers market has grown to several individual markets. By all indications, farmers markets in Englewood have become a thing.Ž We love to come once a month,Ž said Peter Salvation, who lives in Englewood. Peters wife Jan loves the organic Day trips: Discover farmers marketsBy ALEXANDRA HERRERA STAFF WRITERFARMERS | 38 adno=5053271733 Tamiami Trail Punta Gorda, FL 33950 941-637-6770 TTs Tiki Bar & GrillYour Hot Spot for Summer Fun! Enjoy Live MusicCome out and enjoy our new Tiki Hut with all new tables and chairs!Always Sizzlin Always Open to the Public April 14th Brews, Blues & BBQ May 19th Kix Country Summer Concert June 16th Kix Country Summer Concert July 4th TTs July 4th Extravaganza July 21st Kix Country Summer Concert August 18th Kix Country Summer Concert September 22nd Kix Country Summer Concert October 20th Harboritaville Volleyball

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Page 38 Sunday, March 18, 2018 SUN FILE PHOTOEfrain Martinez of Al Anadaluz packs up a tin of paella during the Englewood Farmers Market. selections as well as the fresh flowers. The farmers markets have helped West Dearborn Street attract people seeking fresh, local produce, but also others looking for that smalltown feel. We prefer this market,Ž said Jenette Nagle. The Nagles live in Sarasota, and drive the 30 or so miles to Englewood because they enjoy the feeling of West Dearborn Street during market days. FARMERSFROM PAGE 37 FARMERS | 39

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 39 SUN FILE PHOTOYoga buddies Neshia Blackman and Nancy Miller left the North Port Yoga studio Friday and headed to the North Port Farmers Market in the green at City Hall o Sumter Boulevard. They checked out creations at Designs by Patrice.Before the Englewood market opened, those looking for outdoor vendor stalls selling fresh produce and other goods had to travel to Punta Gorda or Venice for Saturday markets. Venice has had the longest-running market in the area, opening in 1997, and Punta Gordas opened in 2008. Both are well-established year-round markets that attract a full slate of vendors and thousands of patrons each week. Englewood is the newer player, but seems to have caught up, mainly by opening on a weekday. The Englewood Farmers Market organizers, Lee Perron, Marie Laforge and Ricardo Ruggiero, owners of Mango Bistro, and three other friends found it was the best bet. We did the research and found there was no Thursday market,Ž said Perron. The group figured they could attract produce vendors who were booked on weekends at Venice and Punta Gorda, but would be willing to give Englewood a try on an off-day. What started with a small group of vendors in 2011 has taken off, and the Englewood Farmers Market quickly filled up. It now has some 60 vendors on a waiting list. The Englewood Farmers Market attracted 145,000 visitors during its FARMERSFROM PAGE 38 FARMERS | 40 Over 10 Years Experience!We Do: Closets, Garages & Laundry Rooms FREE MEASUREMENTS | FREE CONSTULTATIONIts like adding another room without the high remodeling costs!Price includes measurement, design, delivery, installation and Choice of Serta Mattress for all of Southwest Florida.VISITORS COMING?WHERE WILL YOUR GUESTS SLEEP? WE CAN ANSWER THAT!PORT CHARLOTTE4014 Tamiami Trail941-743-2337 (BEDS)FORT MYERS16257 S. Tamiami Trail239-245-7335SARASOTA6528 S. Tamiami adno=50531582 Of“ ce By Day Bedroom By Night

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Page 40 Sunday, March 18, 2018 SUN FILE PHOTOFresh vegetables from JTs Vegetables at the EARS Farmers Market invite those passing by to pick up a box or two during the mar ket. 2016 season, according to a study by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The success has attracted other farmers markets to open and tap into the market. In 2013, Joyce Colmer, owner of Vino Loco Wine Bar & Tapas, opened the Dearborn Street Market on a vacant piece of land across West Dearborn. She first opened at night, but then quickly moved it to Thursdays because the Englewood Farmers Market was attracting more customers and vendors than it could accommodate. She recruited vendors on its waiting list, and her market grew. It has evolved since it started,Ž said Colmer. Colmer said she was FARMERSFROM PAGE 39 FARMERS | 41

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 41 inspired by the street markets in Europe and has tried to distinguish herself from the beginning, offering things like jewelry and art in her market. We have a different model than others,Ž she said. Her idea was for people to stroll and buy, but also be able to linger and enjoy a bite to eat. Colmer and Perron were soon joined by other markets on Thursday, a FARMERSFROM PAGE 40 SUN FILE PHOTOTerry Fay, who owns Glass Holez, sells not only at Bohemian Bazaar but markets from Fort Myers to North Sarasota.FARMERS | 42 adno=50531590 High Quality Furniture & Home DecorLocal Artist Items € Handmade Soaps, Lotions & CandlesAnnie Sloan Paint StockistSTORE HOURS Season : Mon-Sat 10-4 Sunday 11-4 Summer : Tues-Sat 11-4 Closed Sunday & Monday 130 E. Ann St., Punta Gorda 33950941-916-9172www.qtllc15.comKaren White, owner

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Page 42 Sunday, March 18, 2018 SUN FILE PHOTOSAbove: Starr Zachritz, a member of the Punta Gorda Historical Society and director of the art gallary at the History Park in Punta Gorda, is pictured in front of some of her many photos displayed in the art gallary. Zachritz also conducts garden tours at the park every Sunday starting around 2p.m. Left: Mary Taglieri paints en plein air at the Punta Gorda Downtown Farmers Market on a pleasant Saturday morning. Artists demonstrate their work regularly throughout the weekly event.third market sprouted up alongside the main markets in 2016. Karen Dega created The Farmers Market that Cares.Ž Degas market is at Mango and West Green streets, and for the current market season Dega said shed be donating to a different charity every month. Any money raised FARMERSFROM PAGE 41 FARMERS | 43

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 43 Jacob Rhoades of Rhoades Produce poses at his table during the Thursday market in Englewood.from the markets weekly operation will go to help one charity from her list. The markets along West Dearborn Street operate from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays, October through May. Email PAGE 42 SUN FILE PHOTOSThe North Port Farmers Market participates in a program where individuals with a SNAP card can buy fresh fruits and veggatables with the card. adno=50531482 Pet Motel/Grooming Salon Call To Book Your Pets Vacation Today! € Grooming € Boarding € Tiled Runs with Indoor / Outdoor Access € Reasonable Rates 9 4 1 6 3 7 9 8 8 8 941-637-9888 28540 Bermont Rd., Punta Gorda, FL 33982 (1 mile east of Winn Dixie) Owner Caroline Damask, National Certified Master Groomer

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Page 44 Sunday, March 18, 2018 PHOTO PROVIDEDThe Blanchard House Museum is located at 406 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Punta Gorda, 33950. They are open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Private tours are provided upon request.African-Americans in Punta Gorda and Charlotte County. The Blanchard House, home to Joseph and Minnie Blanchard, was built in 1925. He was a steamboat pilot, and she a mail-order bride. The Blanchard House Museum is an open access, educational institution devoted to the procurement, preservation, study and display of artifacts and materials related to the African-American experience in Charlotte County and Southwest Florida. The Museum contains two exhibit rooms; the permanent exhibit includes the history of the AfricanAmerican pioneers, the historic African-American neighborhood, and the social and work life of African-Americans in Charlotte County. Each September, a changing exhibit pertaining to the AfricanAmerican experience in the United States is hi ghlighted in the John Henry Allen Gallery. The Blanchard House Museum is a site on the Florida Black Heritage Trail, a member of the Florida African American Heritage Preservation Network (FAAHPN), the Florida Association of Museums, and the Association of African American Museums (AAAM). The Blanchard House Museum was honored to be a co-partner in the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in September 2017. The Blanchard House Museum is located at 406 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in Punta Gorda. It is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Private tours are provided upon request. For more information, call 941-5757518 or visit http://www. blanchardhousemuseum. org.HISTORYFROM PAGE 2

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 45 Laishley Park and Gilchrist Park. Stop by the beautiful Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center and learn about the concerts, plays, sports, expos and other events hosted in the facility. Punta Gorda is also home to Muscle Car City, the museum that features more than 200 automobiles from every era, the Redneck Yacht Club, Floridas largest off-road park, and Floridas Tracks & Trails, a unique attraction with over 1,000 acres of world-class outdoor TOURFROM PAGE 6 TOUR | 46 SUN FILE PHOTOMark Chesnutt performs at the Redneck Yacht Clubs New Years celebration. Your Locally Owned Book Store Since 1987We Encourage TradesWe Accept Mastercard, Visa, & DiscoverWe give discounts for many cash purchases941-624-4878Monday Saturday 9:00 5:00 year round2150 Tamiami Trail #8, Port Charlotte Charlotte Square Plaza at 41 & Forrest Nelsonadno=50531158We Sell, Buy and Trade Used & New Books and Audio Books??

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Page 46 Sunday, March 18, 2018 recreation and year-round entertainment fun for all ages and interests. If you enjoy a more nature-based activity, visit the Peace River Wildlife Center, Babcock Wilderness Adventures, Worden Farms, the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center and Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary. Bring your shopping bags to the weekend Farmers Markets on Saturday (Taylor and Olympia) and Sunday (Shreve Street History Park). Be one of the hundreds of people who daily walk the bridge to Port Charlotte and continue your walk down the oak-lined street of Bayshore Live Oak Park. Head to the Port Charlotte Town Center mall and shop CharlotteŽ at the many national chain stores located at the mall and in the Murdock area. Take in a baseball game at the Charlotte Sports Park, spring training home of the Tampa Bay Rays, and home to the minor league Charlotte Stone Crabs. Enjoy an afternoon at the Sun Flea Market. Recreational and educational activities are the core of the Cultural Center of Charlotte County, just as “tness and child care are to the Charlotte County Family YMCA. The County can boast about a fantastic park and recreation department that manages more than 66 parks and facilities, libraries, special events, concerts, classes, skate parks, disc golf and more. The Arts & Humanities Council, the Chamber of the ArtsŽ promotes local artists, music, theater, visual arts, dance, writers and more than 40 cultural organizations, Please stop by the Chambers of“ce in Port Charlotte (2702 Tamiami Trail) and in Punta Gorda in the historic Freeman House (311 W. Retta Esplanade) or visit our website at www. and pick up brochures from local businesses and organizations, a calendar of events that highlights something to do almost every day, a detailed Community Guide and a Business Directory that you can use as your yellow pages. Our members have agreed to abide by a Code of Ethics, so youll feel con“dent when using their products or services. Youve discovered Charlotte County, now be an ambassador for our community and tell your family and friends that this is a great place to live, work, retire, volunteer and play! Julie Mathis is executive director of the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce. Email her at jmathis@ PAGE 45 SUN FILE PHOTOSMaestro Raaele Ponti shows his connection to the music while leading the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. Hello, donkey. This friendly fella is just one of about 200 animals being cared for at Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary. 6781 San Casa Drive, Englewood, FL 34224 | 941.474.7884 | Donate Adopt Volunteer 1825 Tamiami Trail 941-456-7359 Mon-Sat 9:00am 5:00pm adno=54529507

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 47 PHOTO PROVIDEDSunseeker Resort will transform Charlotte Harbor with a beachfront boardwalk, condos, and 10 restaurants where Sunset Grill on the Harbor used to be.visitors a fourth waterfront option for a nights sleep. A block off U.S. 41, is the Peace River Beer Co., which started welcoming thirsty customers late last year. The brewing company is located at 1732 Steadley Ave. A little further off U.S. 41, east on Airport Road to the Florida SouthWestern State University campus, is a planned pickleball complex, which could prove a major tourism draw to the region. If funding can be secured, the $4 million PicklePlex would include 32 outdoor courts, eight indoor courts, a “tness center with a pro shop, a restaurant and bar, and a conference center. Along North Jones Loop Road there is substantial commercial activity, including plans by Aldi to build a 19,084-square-foot grocery on a 3.4-acre site near Taylor Road. The brand-new Holiday Inn Express on Mac Drive, near Interstate 75, has added needed hotel capacity. And, at U.S. 41, a building permit application has been submitted for the third new Wawa in the area. Wow! Is your head spinning yet? A little further north on U.S. 41 „ where you will notice some new shops dotting the route „ we might soon see groundbreaking for a new waterpark/entertainment/ shopping complex that has been approved by the county. Lost Lagoon is the developer of the $132 million entertainment district on 157 acres of land that was formerly a part of Murdock Village. Plans call for an Orlando-caliber water park; two hotels with conference centers; “ve smaller hotels; a town center retail area and an outdoor amphitheater. While the entire project will take years to complete, hopes are there will be activity on the parcel of land by the end of 2019. If you continue west toward the beaches, you can see some changes too „ including a couple of traf“c lights you wont remember, a new county government building and a new sheriffs substation. Developers have been pushing for a new project at the old Placida “shing village, where the Fishery restaurant is located, but that is on hold. Meanwhile, the shops and restaurant are open and the weekly art market on weekends is thriving. Yep, you dont want to get caught napping in Charlotte County.CHANGINGFROM PAGE 1adno=50530917 Come see why our Residents Call Lexington Manor HomeCALL US TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR OWN PERSONAL TOUR.www.lexingtonmanorportcharlotte.com941-766-7991 20480 Veterans Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33954Assisted Living Facility # ASSISTED LIVING FOR SENIORS!Our Assisted living community includes upscale restaurant dining, with many choices. You can rest easy knowing the details are taken care of so that you can live a carefree lifestyle.At Lexington Manor you have the freedom to remain independent while relaxing or enjoying our fully scheduled calendar of social and recreational activities. Our many exceptional services and amenities include outings, exercise classes, full-service beauty salon and barber shop, game room, library, transportation, laundry, and housekeeping.

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Page 48 Sunday, March 18, 2018 € Mid-County Regional Library 2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte 941-613-3166; 941-613-3160 Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; closed on Sundays. € Port Charlotte Public Library 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte 941-764-5562 Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays; closed on Sundays and Mondays. € Punta Gorda Public Library 424 W. Henry St., Punta Gorda 941-833-5460 Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursdays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; closed on Sundays and Mondays. € Englewood Charlotte Public Library 3450 N. Access Road, Englewood 941-681-3736 Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays; closed Sundays and Mondays.Discover new worlds: Charlotte County libraries SUN PHOTO BY CHRIS PORTERThe Englewood Charlotte Library. PHOTO BY DEBRA GOUVELLISThree and a half year old Nikita Walkan does a wall hand stand at the Toddler and Preschool yoga class at the Mid-County Regional Library on Forrest Nelson Blvd in Port Charlotte, while her instructor, Kathleen Strong, spotsher.

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Page 12 Sunday, March 18, 2018AUDIOLOGYCARDIOLOGY adno=50530573 adno=54529262 Noel Crosby Au.D.Doctor of AudiologyAdvanced Hearing Solutions 655 S. Indiana Ave. Englewood, FL 34223 Phone: (941) 474-8393www.advancedhearingsolutions.netadno=50530711 Bethany L. Walden, Au.D.American Board Certi“ ed Doctor of AudiologyCharlotte Hearing Center, Inc.Central Plaza West 21216 Olean Blvd., Ste. 4 Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: (941) 766-8886adno=50531217Robert B. Garrett M.D. Board Certi“ ed in Cardiology and Internal MedicineCardiology Associates 2300 Loveland Blvd Port Charlotte, FL 33980 Phone (941) 629-4500 adno=50531218James A. Hearn M.D. F.A.C.C.Board Certi“ ed in Cardiology and Internal MedicineCardiology Associates 2300 Loveland Blvd Port Charlotte, FL 33980 Phone: (941) 629-4500

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Page 14 Sunday, March 18, 2018CARDIOLOGY CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY CHIROPRACTIC Dr. Hiren Patel Hiren Patel, M.D., F.A.C.C. American Board Certified in Interventional Cardiology and Cardiovascular Disease 941-258-3635 Cardiology & Vascular Care Center adno=50530610 3115 Harbor Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL 33952 adno=50531687ADNO=54529573 Sailendra Upendram, M.D.Board Certi“ ed Internal MedicineCardiology Center of Englewood 601 Medical Drive Englewood, FL 34223 Phone: 941-475-5621 Fax: 941-474-8587adno=50530702 Tom Kartis, M.D. FACS, FACC, FCCPHeart, Lung & Vascular Specialist Double Board Certi“ ed SurgeonPort Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Englewood, Arcadia6 time winner of Charlotte Sun Reader's Choice Heart Bypass, Valve, Maze Lasers for Legs, Stents for Aneurysms Minimally Invasive VATS for LungsPhone: (941) 235-4400adno=50530701 Laura R. Korman, DC, DACBNDiplomate American Clinical Board of NutritionKorman Relief and Wellness Center 16954 Toledo Blade Blvd.Port Charlotte, FL 33954 Phone: (941) 629-6700kormanreliefandwellness.comadno=50531416Rick Mentzer, D.C.Chiropractic PhysicianCommunity Chiropractic Center, P.A. 2866 Tamiami Trail, Suite C Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: (941) 627-5414

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 15 € Implant Dentistry € Crowns & Bridges € Fillings & Extractions € Wisdom Teeth Extraction € Nitrous Oxide & Oral Sedation € In Office Same Day Denture Repair € Laser Gum Therapy Office Hours Monday-Thursday 8AM 5PM Friday by Appointment 9 4 1 2 3 4 3 4 2 0 941-234-3420 New Patients & Emergencies Welcome Financing Options Available We Accept Insurance  S e n i o r s … O u r S p e c i a l t y Ž LOW COST D ENTURES SUSAN R. BROOKS DDS, PA General and Cosmetic Dentistry 3440 CONWAY BLVD. SUITE #2A €PORT CHARLOTTE Dr. Susan R. Brooks Dr. Susan R. Brooks adno=50530620

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Page 16 Sunday, March 18, 2018DENTISTRYDENTISTRY Proud Veteran Caring for the Community Since 1992 120 N. Indiana Ave € Englewood 941.475.1185 www.lounders.dentistKenneth W. Lounders DMDPrivate Practice DentistFamily, Cosmetic, Implants, Extractions, Most Insurance Accepted, Flexible Financing Available Care CreditAccepting New Patients adno=54529307 ADNO=54531814 ADNO=54531814 Alexander Gaukhman, DMD, PA Venetian Dental463 US Hwy 41 Bypass SouthVenice, FL 34285 Tel: (941) 234-4455 Fax: (888) 349-5335adno=50530692 Joseph C. Bender, D.M.D.Comprehensive DentistryPanther Hollow Dental Lodge19240 Quesada Ave. Port Charlotte, FL Phone: (941) 743-7435adno=50530599 Gregory J. Brandau, D.D.S. PLLCGeneral DentistryHarbor Family Dental2762 Tamiami Trail, Suite B Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: (941) 629-4804 Susan R. Brooks, D.D.S., PA International Congress of Oral Implantologist Fellow 3440 Conway Blvd. #2A Port Charlotte, FL Phone: (941) 629-4311 adno=50530621 adno=50530693 Robert G. Coseo, D.D.S.Comprehensive DentistryPanther Hollow Dental Lodge 19240 Quesada Ave. Port Charlotte, FL Phone: (941) 743-7435adno=50530694 Melissa M. Duston, D.D.S.General DentistryPanther Hollow Dental Lodge19240 Quesada Ave. Port Charlotte, FL Phone: (941) 743-7435

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 17DENTISTRYDENTISTRY BRIAN CRUPI, DDS & ASSOCIATESDiplomate in the International Dental Implant Association Fellowship in The International Congress of Oral ImplantologistsIMPLANTS, COSMETIC and GENERAL DENTISTRY€ New Patients and Emergencies Welcome € Second Opinions Given € Affordable Payment Plans Available € We Work With Most Insurance Companies PROCEDURES INCLUDE€ Implants € 3-D Imaging € Crowns & Bridges € Root Canal Therapy € Cosmetics € IV Sedation € Dentures € ExtractionsTWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONSSouth County Dental Care ENGLEWOOD 2828 S McCall, Ste 49 Englewood, Florida 34224941-475-9915Venice Island Dental VENICE 700 Nokomis Ave S Venice, Florida 34285941-485-1111adno=54529272 Joseph H. Farag, D.M.D. Diplomat of the International Congress or Oral Implantologists Port Charlotte Dental Care 3441 Conway Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL Phone: (941) 764-9555 adno=50531193 adno=50530581 Frederick J. Fox, III D.M.D.General Dentistry Cayo Costa Dental Inc.316 W. Helen Ave. Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Phone: (941) 575-1446 www.Cayocostadental” .comADNO=50531417 R. Boyd Gilleland, D.D.S.Cosmetic, Implant & Restorative Dentistry2496 Caring Way, Suite A Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: (941) 627-9900 FAX : (941) 627-2629www.caringwaydentistry.comadno=50530706 Melody L. Herston, D.M.D.Comprehensive Family DentistryHerston Dental Services, PL 4161 Tamiami Tr., Ste 803 Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: (941) 255-3700 Fax: (941) 255-3703

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Page 18 Sunday, March 18, 2018DENTISTRYDENTISTRY B EAUTIFUL S MILES B EGIN H ERE Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry € Cosmetic Dentistry € Personal Care € Aesthetic Dentures & Partials € Metal Free Fillings € Single Appointment Crowns € Dental Cleanings € Laser Gum Surgery Joseph H. Farag, D.M.D. 3441 Conway Blvd, Port Charlotte (941) 764-9555 WWW DRFARAG COM Comprehensive Family Dentistry NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS adno=5053119 2 adno=54529305 Kenneth W. Lounders, DMD, PAPrivate Practice Dentistry120 N. Indiana Ave. Englewood, FL 34223 Phone: (941) 475-1185 Fax: (941) 473-4102www.lounders.dentistadno=54531783 Dr. Inger L. Malwin D.D.S. Malwin & Malwin Family Dentistry Comprehensive Family Dentistry343 Miami Ave WestVenice, FL 34285 Phone: (941) 488-1459 Fax: (941) 488-0521adno=50530712 Matthew Navidomskis, DMD, MPH, Dentist Dragon” y Dental 2616 Tamiami Trail, Suite 8 Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: (941) 249-9383 Dragon” yDentalPortCharlotte.comadno=50530695 Timothy L. Palmer, D.D.S.Comprehensive DentistryPanther Hollow Dental Lodge19240 Quesada Ave. Port Charlotte, FL Phone: (941) 743-7435

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 19DENTISTRYDERMATOLOGY HURRY IN TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OURNEW PATIENT SPECIAL Only$59Includes Comprehensive Exam, X-rays and Comprehensive Cleaning D1110, D0150, D0210, D0274Free 2nd opinion, Most insurance acceptedBest Fees in 2 Counties!Dr. Gregory Brandau is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, The American Dental Association and Florida Dental Association GREGORY J. BRANDAU, D.D.S. HARBOR FAMILY DENTALCALL FOR APPOINTMENT941-629-48042762 Tamiami Trail, Suite B, Port Charalotte, FL 33952 adno=50530600adno=50530696 Ashley N. Reynolds, D.M.D.Comprehensive DentistryPanther Hollow Dental Lodge 19240 Quesada Ave. Port Charlotte, FL Phone: (941) 743-7435adno=54529276Geary S. Yamashita, D.D.S.General DentistryAmber Dental LLC 13435 S. McCall Rd., Suite C17 Port Charlotte, FL 33981 Phone: (941) 828-1698 Fax:941-828-1758 adno=54531790adno=54531789 Bradley J. Abrams, D.O.Specialties: Dermatologic Surgery, MOHS Micrographic Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery, Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology Board Certif: American Osteopathic Brd of Dermatology, Fellow of the American Society of MOHS Surgery Medical School: Kirksville College of Osteopathic medicine.Abrams Dermatology 3328 Bee Ridge Rd. Sarasota, FL 34239 Phone: (941) 926-2300 Fax: (941) 926-8424 www.abramsderm.comadno=54531798 Stephanie A. Caradonna, M.D.American Board of DermatologySarasota Skin & Cancer Center2179 S. Tamiami Tr., Suite 101 Osprey, FL 34229 Phone: (941) 966-0222Medicare and most insurance accepted

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Page 20 Sunday, March 18, 2018DERMATOLOGYDERMATOLOGY adno=54531795 Specializing in:€ Cosmetic Dermatology € Skin Cancer € Mohs Micrographic Surgery € Adult & Pediatric Dermatologyadno=50531428 Stephen E. Chiarello, M.D., P.A.Board Certi“ ed Dermatology & Internal Medicine3280 Tamiami Trl, Suite 20 Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: (941) 625-2878 Fax: (941) 627-4389www.Totalskincarecenter.netadno=50527504 Alfredo D. Fernandez, M.D.American Board of Dermatology American Academy of Dermatology American Society of Mohs SurgeonsADF Dermatology & Skin Surgical Center3195 Harbor Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: (941) 743-7546 Fax: (941) 743-7540 2426 S. Tamiami Trl., 3rd Flr. Sarasota, FL 34239 Manuel Hernandez, M.D. American Board of Dermatology, Fellowship Trained In M ohs Skin Cancer Surgery 4235 Kings Hwy., Ste. 101 Port Charlotte, FL 33980 Phone: (941) 764-7773 Fax: (941) 764-7681 adno=50527987 adno=54531784 Jeffrey R. Hunek, M.D.Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology395 Commercial Ct., Suite E Venice, FL 34292 Phone: (941) 486-1404 Fax: (941)

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 21DERMATOLOGYDERMATOLOGYDid you know? Considering all the tissues and cells in your body, 25 million new cells are being produced each second. Thats a little less than the population of Canada „ every second. 4235 Kings Hwy., Suite 101 € Port Charlotte, FL 33980 adno=50526794 € Graduate of Cornell University & Tufts School of Medicine € Dermatology Residency, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis € Fellowship, Oregon Health Sciences University € Fellow, ABD & ACMMSCO Medicare Participating Physician adno=54531797 Heather S. Larabee, M.D.American Board of Dermatology Fellowship Trained Mohs SurgeonSarasota Skin & Cancer Center 2179 S. Tamiami Tr., Suite 101 Osprey, FL 34229 Phone: (941) 966-0222 Medicare and most insurance acceptedadno=50530617 Jonelle K. McDonnell, M.D., FAADBoard Certi“ ed in DermatologyMcDonnell Dermatology25097 Olympia Ave., Suite 202Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Phone: (941) 205-DERM (3376)www.McDonnellDermatology.comadno=54531796 Julie T. Templet, M.D.American Board of DermatologySarasota Skin & Cancer Center2179 S. Tamiami Tr., Suite 101 Osprey, FL 34229 Phone: (941) 966-0222 Medicare and most insurance acceptedadno=54531785 Olga Ulitsky, M.D.American Board of DermatologyWasserman Ulitsky Dermalotogy 1111 A venida Del Circo Venice, FL 34285 Phone: (941) 484-8222adno=54531786 Justin Wasserman, M.D.American Board of Dermatology and DermatopathologyWasserman Ulitsky Dermatology 1111 A venida Del Circo Venice, FL 34285 Phone: (941) 484-8222

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Page 22 Sunday, March 18, 2018ENDOCRINOLOGY FAMILY MEDICINE FAMILY MEDICINE GENERAL SURGERYadno=50530666 Accepting New PatientsSpecializing in Endocrinology & Internal Medicine. On-site diagnostic testing including sonograms, formal neuropathic studies and DEXA scans.Dr. Janick and his staff stay involved with the patient along their journey to obtaining and maintaining good health.WE TREAT ALL AILMENTS YOU MAY HAVE!€ Primary Care € Diabetes € Osteoporosis € Thyroid diseases € Hormones € Cholesterol disorders € Hypertension € Metabolic disorders € Lack of growthMost Insurances Accepted1649 Tamiami Trail Unit 1C Port Charlotte FL 33948941-629-3366 John J. Janick, MD John J. Janick, MDEndocrinology, Diabetes, ThyroidJanick Medical Group 1649 Tamiami Trail, Unit 1C Port Charlotte, FL 33948 Phone: (941) 629-3366 Fax: (941) 629-6999 adno=50530664 adno=50531227 Jennifer Gilpin ARNP, FNP-BC713 E. Marion Ave. Ste.1121 Punta Gorda, FL 33950Phone: (941) 505-2100 www.gulfviewmedical.comadno=50530577 Rae Ann High, ARNP, AGP-BC713 E. Marion Ave. Ste.1121 Punta Gorda, FL 33950Phone: (941) 505-2100 www.gulfviewmedical.comadno=50530578 Joseph Ravid, M.D.Board Certi“ ed in Family Medicine, Age Management and Hormone Optimization713 E. Marion Ave. Ste.1121 Punta Gorda, FL 33950Phone: (941) 505-2100 www.gulfviewmedical.comadno=50530710 Alvaro Miguel Bada, M.D.General SurgeryMurdock Circle Executive Center18308 Murdock Circle, Ste. 101Port Charlotte, FL 33948 Phone: (941) 255-0069 Fax: (941) 255-0072 Natalie Ruland, ARNP, FNP-BC713 E. Marion Ave. Ste.1121 Punta Gorda, FL 33950Phone: (941) 505-2100

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 23GENERAL SURGERY adno=50530575Extra Special Care We provide a full spectrum of diagnostic and treatment procedures for maintaining well-being, treating illnesses, injuries and also deal with acute needs. Dr. Joseph Ravid is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and is also an Associate Professor of Medicine at USF. 713 E. Marion Ave € Suite 1211 € Punta Gorda 941.505.2100 Joseph Ravid M.D, F.A.A.F.P Jennifer Gilpin ARNP, FNP-BC Natalie Ruland ARNP, FNP-BC Rae Ann High ARNP, AGP-BCadno=50530709 Alvaro R. Bada, M.D., PAFellow American College Surgeons Board Certi“ ed General SurgeryMurdock Circle Executive Center18308 Murdock Circle, Ste. 101Port Charlotte, FL 33948 Phone: (941) 255-0069 Fax: (941) 255-0072 www.badamd.comadno=50530605Maria Castilla M.D.Fellow American College of SurgeonsBoard Certi“ ed General SurgeryMaria Castilla M.D. 4245 Kings Hwy Unit A Port Charlotte, Fl. 33980 Phone (941) 391-5102 Fax (941) 391-6937 Unique Healthcare for Women by WomenWhere else can you go to receive such complete medical and cosmetic care in one convenient location?MEDICAL SERVICES€ Obstetrical Care € Gynecological Care € Heavy Bleeding € Urinary Incontinence € Hormone Replacement € Gynecological Surgeries € Da Vinci Robotic Surgery AvailableCOSMETIC SERVICES€ Neocutis and Bio Renew Products € Neo-Peel Exclusive Swiss Technology (Available through Physicians) € Belotero Filler € Tumescent Liposuction € Laser Cosmetic Procedures € Body Sculpting € Radiesse Treatments € Hair Removal € Botox Treatments € Micro NeedlingWEIGHT LOSS PROGRAMDr. Charlene OkomskiBoard Certi“ ed Obstetrics & Gynecology(941) 205-26662484 Caring Way Suite D Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Hours: Monday-Thursday 8am-6pm www.timelessimagesw” .com Initial patient work-up includes medical history, labs, EKG, physical exam, weight and body fat index. Counseling on diet nutrition, behavior modi“ cation, exercise and medication. 2017a dno=50531420

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Page 24 Sunday, March 18, 2018GENERAL SURGERY GYNECOLOGY John Guarino MD, PA Board Certi“ ed General Surgeon & Fellow of the American College of Surgeons4245 Kings Hwy, Unit A Port Charlotte, FL 33980(941) 391-5102 € www.castillamd.comMany of the surgeries are performed in an outpatient setting, allowing patients to go home the same day. adno=50530606 adno 505 3060 6 2010 2011-2017John Guarino MD, PA Maria Castilla MD Maria Castilla MD Board Certi“ ed General Surgeon & Fellow of American College of SurgeonsServing Charlotte County for 23 yearsCharlotte Countys only Female General Surgeon* Colonoscopies & Endoscopies Cancer Screening Gallbladder Surgery Mass / Lesion Removal Breast Biopsies Breast Cancer Surgery Thyroid/Parathyroid Surgery Colon Surgery Lap. Nissen Fundoplication Surgery for severe GERD. Hernia Surgery Hiatal Hernia Surgery Colonoscopy: Safe and Painless Cancer Screening/PreventionDid you know that 1 in 20 Americans get colon cancer? Colonoscopy doesn't just “ nd cancer early, it reduces cancer risk by removal of precancerous growths (polyps). The procedure is performed under anesthesia by a board certi“ ed physician. The American Cancer Society recommends starting at age 50.Call This Week For A Consultation(941) 475-5431Dr Adam P. Lipkin, MD, FACS 779 Medical Dr, By law, your insurance/medicare covers screening colonoscopy, usually with ZERO cost. adno=54529567 Dr. Adam P. Lipkin M.D. Fellow American College of Surgeons Board Certified General Surgery D r Adam P Lipkin M.D. 779 Medical Dr. Ste. #1 Englewood, Florida 34223 Phone: (941) 475-5431 www Dr A damPLipkin com adno=54529566 adno=50531422 Charlene Okomski, D.O., P.A., FACOOGBoard Certi“ ed Obstetrics and Gynecology2484 Caring Way Suite D Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: (941) 205-2666 Fax: (941) 205-2677www.timelessimagesw” .com

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 25HEARING INSTRUMENT SPECIALISTHOSPITAL/URGENT CARE/MEDICAL FACILITY 9 4 1 5 6 4 9 7 8 0 M a u r y a H e l l a n e H A S B C H I S M B A w w w Y o u r H e a r i n g N o w c o m World Class Hearing Solutions Affordable Pricing Truly Free Trial Wireless TV & Phone Options Qualified Financing Available Your Hearing Now at Paulson Centre 18245 Paulson Dr Port Charlotte, FL 33954 adno=50530931 adno=50530932 Maurya Hellane HAS, BC-HIS, MBA Hearing Aid Specialist 18245 Paulson Drive Port Charlotte, FL 33954 Phone: (941) 564-9780adno=54529356 Robert A. Vetter, L.H.A.S.Licensed Hearing Aid SpecialistAdvanced Hearing Solutions 655 S. Indiana Ave. Englewood, FL 34223 Phone: (941) 474-8393www.advancedhearingsolutions.netadno=50531679 Southwest Florida Heart Center 2500 Harbor Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: (941) 766-4122 adno=50531680 Port Charlotte2500 Harbor Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: (941) 766-4122 Punta Gorda809 East Marion Ave. Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Phone: (941) 639-3131

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Page 26 Sunday, March 18, 2018*Data is sourced from the most recent CMS Hospital Compare, Q2 2016 … Q1 2017. MINUTES MINUTES MINUTES MINUTES MINUTESFAWCETT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 4 MINUTES ENGLEWOOD COMMUNITY HOSPITAL 6 MINUTES BAYFRONT PORT CHARLOTTE 23 MINUTES SARASOTA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 45 MINUTES DONT WAIT.IN AN EMERGENCY, MINUTES MATTER. COMMUNITY HOSPITAL 21298 Olean Boulevard I Port Charlotte, Florida 700 Medical Boulevard I Englewood, Florida adno=50532679

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 27 DONT LET A MINOR HEALTH EMERGENCY GET YOU DOWN! MILLENNIUM PHYSICIAN GROUPS WALK-IN MEDICAL CENTERS ARE HERE FOR YOU. Walk-in Medical Center Locations Venice Walk-in Medical Center 1287 U.S. 41 Bypass Venice, FL 34285 Phone: 941-244-5716 Open Seven Days A Week 7:00 A.M. 7:00 P.M. Englewood Walk-in Medical Center 2400 S McCall Rd, Suite C Englewood, FL 34224 Phone: 941-548-1716 Monday Friday: 7:00 A.M. 7:00 P.M. Saturday: 9:00 A.M. 3:00 P.M. Sunday: 9:00 A.M. 3:00 P.M. North Port Walk-in Medical Center 13823 Tamiami Trail North Port, FL 34287 Phone: 941-888-0770 Open Seven Days A Week 7:00 A.M. 7:00 P.M. Port Charlotte Walk-in Medical Center 2450 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: 941-624-2704 Open Seven Days A Week 7:00 A.M. 7:00 P.M. Our Walk-in Medical Centers Treat: € Sprains € Fractures € Sore Throat € Stitches € Lacerations € Flu € Burns € Infections & much more! SKIP THE LINE!Text WALKIN to 41-411 to access this online feature and pre-register for your appointment. You can also see our current wait times! Your Connection to a Healthier Life adno=50530584

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Page 28 Sunday, March 18, 2018HOSPITAL/URGENT CARE/MEDICAL FACILITYHOSPITAL/URGENT CARE/MEDICAL FACILITYINTERNAL MEDICINE Following a hospital stay, if you need help with any of these conditions, you may bene“t from an inpatient skilled nursing and rehabilitation stay.To learn more, call: ManorCare Health Services … Venice 941.486.8088 adno=54531788 adno=50532680 Englewood Community Hospital 700 Medical Blvd. Englewood, FL Phone: (941) 475-6571 Website: Fawcett Memorial Hospital 21298 Olean Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL 33949 Phone: (941) 629-1181 adno=50532681 adno=54531710 ER & Health Care Center at North Port2345 Bobcat Village Center Road North Port, FL 34288 (941) 257-2800 smh.comadno=54531711 997 N. US 41 Bypass Venice, FL 34285Open 8am 8pm € 7 days a weekPhone: (941) adno=54531810 East Venice 1700 E. Venice Ave. Venice Phone: 483-9760 Venice Jacaranda 8431 Pointe Loop Dr. Venice Phone: 207-5320 Both locations open 7 days a weekadno=54531811 540 The Rialto Venice FL, 34285 Phone: (941) 485-7711adno=50526803 David S. Ballestas, M.D., P.A.Internal MedicineMedical Pavilion Clinic 2525 Harbor Blvd., Ste. 102 Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: (941) 629-9190 Fax: (941) 625-2751

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 29INTERNAL MEDICINEINTERNAL MEDICINEMASSAGE THERAPY adno=50530611 Primary Care 3115 Harbor Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL 33952 941-258-3635 Dipal Patel, M.D. Specializes in: € Internal Medicine € Adult Health € Preventive Health Care € Womens Health adno=50530582 Zaida C. Bermudez, M.D.Internal Medicine350 Mary Street, Suite A Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Phone: (941) 575-1514 Fax: (941) 639-0466adno=50530708 Mario E. Carbonell, M.D.American Board of Internal Medicine17912 Toledo Blade Blvd, Suite A Port Charlotte, FL 33948 Phone: (941) 766-1001 Fax: (941) 766-1830adno=50530697 Tanya Metyk, M.D.Board Certi“ ed, Internal Medicine Preventive Health Care Diabetes Management Women's Health Primary Care3191 Harbor Blvd. Suite D,Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: 941-613-1919adno=50530685 Susan Boland, LMTTherapeutic Deep Tissue MassageSandhill Healing Center, Inc. 24451 Sandhill Blvd. Suite B Port Charlotte, FL 33983 MM30714/MA20202Phone: (941) 235-8929 www.shh.abmp.comadno=50530684 Kelly Dinnan, LMT, MMPTherapeutic Massage, Medical Massage PractitionerSandhill Healing Center, Inc. 24451 Sandhill Blvd. Su ite B Port Charlotte, FL 33983MM30714/MA50409Phone: (941) 235-8929www.shh.abmp.comadno=50530700 Pete Hutchison, LMTNationally Certi“ ed, Florida Licensed Massage Therapist Reiki MasterMassage Therapy by Pete, Inc.2886 Tamiami Trail #7 Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: (941) 235-1997Lic #MA32705

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Page 30 Sunday, March 18, 2018NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY adno=50531427 ad n o = 505 3142 7 7 7 Rental Lift Chairs & Scooters Knee BracesBilled to MedicarePower WheelchairsBilled to Medicare Custom Built RampsRENTALS SALES SERVICEWe rent Hospital Beds, Lift Chairs, Electric Scooters, Knee Scooters, Cold Therapy Pumps, WheelchairsFamily HomeMEDICALEquipment & Supplies941.444.19031825 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33948Bathroom Safety, Incontinence, Orthopedic Braces, Compression Stockings, CPAP Supplies, Custom Ramps, Lift Chairs & Scooters Located in the Plaza with Staples, Big Lots & Sav-A-Lot N ACASSIDY & GUERIN, M.D., P.A.B C N S VENICE: 842 Sunset Lake Blvd., Ste. 302 | Venice € 34292 SARASOTA: 5741 Bee Ridge Road, Ste. 320 | Sarasota € 34233 ENGLEWOOD: 779 Medical Drive, Ste. 8 | Englewood € 34223 941-484-3404 John R. Cassidy, M.D.Trained at Johns Hopkins Medical School Awarded Sarasota Top Doctors for the past 10 years Jy, € Back & Leg pain € Neck & Arm pain € Spine Surgery € Cervical, oracic, & Lumbar Problems € Brain Tumors Christopher Guerin, M.D. VENI CE Surgical Locations: DOCTORS HOSPITAL OF SARASOTA SARASOTA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL VENICE REGIONAL BAYFRONT HEALTH adno=54531805adno=54531806 John R. Cassidy, M.D.Neurological SurgeryNeurosurgical Associates842 Sunset Lake Blvd. Ste 302Venice, FL 34292 Phone: (941) 484-3404 Fax: (941) 496-7895adno=54531807 Christopher Guerin, M.D.Neurological SurgeryNeurosurgical Associates842 Sunset Lake Blvd. Ste 302Venice, FL 34292 Phone: (941) 484-3404 Fax: (941) 496-7895

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 31NURSE PRACTITIONER Next to ABC Liquor in the Baers Plaza adno=50530603 4200 Tamiami Trail Suite D Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: 941-235-1840 Fax: 941-235-1842 Sales and Rentals of Medical Equipment and supplies to help you continue doing what you love to do. Visit our new and expanded showroom Nora A. Davis, M.S., ARNP-BC Board Certified in Dermatology McDonnell Dermatology 25097 Olympia Ave., Suite 202 Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Phone: (941) 205-DERM ( 3376 ) adno=50530616 adno=50530602 Jenny Ingle, ARNP2484 Caring Way Suite B Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone (941) 752-7842 Fax (941) 451-2096 adno=50526804 Stephanie Knapp, MSN, ARNP, 33952 Medical Pavilion Clinic 2525 Harbor Blvd., Suite 102 Port Charlotte, FL 33957 Phone: (941)629-9190 Fax: (941) Michael Lawson, ARNP, FNP-BC Medical Pavilion Clinic 2525 Harbor Blvd., Ste. 102 Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: (941) 629-9190 Fax: (941) 625-2751 adno=50526805

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Page 32 Sunday, March 18, 2018NURSE PRACTITIONER OBSTETRICS OPHTHALMOLOGY OPHTHALMOLOGY adno=50530608 € Weight Loss € Diabetes type 2 € Binge Eating Disorder Own your body. Never diet again. Strong body, Strong mind. Real food. Sustainable weight loss!Chrisanna Harrington-WrightM.A., R.D.N., L.M.H.CFlorida Licensed Dietitian #ND2695Florida Mental Health Counselors #MH9462(941)-787-3525 € FAX (941)-257-5550WWW.NUTEGRAMNT.COM252 W Marion Ave Suite #1133 € Punta Gorda, FL 33950 2013-2014 2015Medical Nutrition Therapy 2011-2012adno=50530607Chrisanna Harrington-Wright M.A.,R.D.N.,L.M.H.C.Florida Licensed Dietitian #ND2695 Florida Mental Health Counselors # MH9462Nutegra Medical Nutrition Therapy252 W. Marion Ave Suite 1133 Punta Gorda, FL 33950Phone (941) 787-3525 Fax (941) 257-5550 adno=50531421 Charlene Okomski, D.O., P.A., FACOOGBoard Certi“ ed Obstetrics and Gynecology2484 Caring Way, Suite D Port Charlotte FL 33952 Phone: (941) 205-2666 Fax: (941) 205-2677www.timelessimagesw” .com Dr. Scott Durrett is proud to be the “ rst ophthalmologist in Sarasota County to offer Alcon LenSx Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery enhanced with the precision of the ORA VerifEye and Verion Image Guided Scott Durrett, M.D. Board Certi“ ed Ophthalmologist Robert Daddario, O.D. Board Certi“ ed OptometristVenice 941-493-0311 Englewood 941-475-85321191 JACARANDA BLVD473 INDIANA AVE S. PROVISION LASER EYE CENTER"Setting A Higher Standard."Many insurances accepted including Medicare, Aetna, United, Cigna, Blue Cross, Humana and more.www.provisioneye.comadno=54531792adno=54531794 Scott Durrett, M.D.American Board of OphthalmologyProvision Laser Eye Center 1191 Jacaranda Blvd. Venice, FL 34292 Phone: (941) 493-0311 473 Indiana Ave. S. Englewood, FL 34223 Phone:(941) 475-8532 www.provisioneye.comadno=50531688 William W. Ehrlich, M.D., FAACSAmerican Board of Ophthalmology Cosmetic and Oculofacial SurgeonFrantz EyeCare 109 Taylor St. Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Phone: (941) 505-2020 Fax: (941) 505-2024 FrantzCosmeticCenter.comadno=50531689 Jonathan M. Frantz, M.D., F.A.C.S.Cataract and Refractive Surgeon, Named in Guide to America's Top OphthalmologistsFrantz EyeCare 109 Taylor St. Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Phone: (941) 505-2020 Fax: (941) 505-2024

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 33OPHTHALMOLOGYOPHTHALMOLOGYadno=50531683 Emmanuel Kai-Lewis, M.D.Board Certi“ ed Ophthalmologist and Cataract Surgeon Fellowship Trained in Problems of the Cornea20600-A Veterans Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL 33954 Phone: (941) 766-7474adno=50531684 Michael Lewis, M.D.Eye Surgeon American Board of Ophthalmology20600-A Veterans Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL 33954 Phone: (941) 766-7474adno=50530689 John H. Niffenegger, M.D., FACSAmerican Board of OphthalmologyRetina Assoc. of Sarasota Promenades Mall 3280 Tamiami Trail, Suite 41Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: (941) 743-3937 Fax: (941) 623-0309adno=50531692 Oren Z. Plous, M.D., F.A.C.S.Retina SpecialistFrantz EyeCare 109 Taylor St. Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Phone: (941) 505-2020 Fax: (941) 505-2024 BetterVision.netadno=50531682 Nika Priest-Allen, M.D.Board Certi“ ed Ophthalmologist and Cataract Surgeon Fellowship Trained in Glaucoma20600-A Veterans Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL 33954 Phone: (941) 766-7474adno=50531681 Thomas A. Quigley III, M.D.Cataract Specialist American Board Of Ophthalmology20600-A Veterans Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL 33954 2529 Tamiami Trail Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Phone: (941) 766-7474adno=50530690 Elizabeth Richter, M.D., PhDAmerican Board of OphthalmologyRetina Assoc. of Sarasota Promenades Mall 3280 Tamiami Trail, Suite 41Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: (941) 743-3937 Fax: (941) 623-0309adno=50531690 Jeffrey B. Robin, M.D.American Board of Ophthalmology LASIK & Dry Eye Specialist Named in Best Doctors in AmericaFrantz EyeCare 109 Taylor St. Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Phone: (941) 505-2020 Fax: (941) 505-2024

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Page 34 Sunday, March 18, 2018OPHTHALMOLOGY OPTOMETRY OPTOMETRY ORTHOPEDICSadno=50530691 Keye L. Wong, M.D., FACSAmerican Board of OphthalmologyRetina Assoc. of Sarasota Promenades Mall 3280 Tamiami Trail, Suite 41 Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: (941) 743-3937 Fax: (941) 623-0309adno=50530669Denise Foran Billings, O.D., F.A.A.O.Board Certi“ ed Optometric PhysicianVision Designs 2135 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33948 Phone: (941) 624-5772 Fax: (941) 624-5730 adno=50531685 James Campbell, O.D.Board Certi“ ed Optometric Physician20600-A Veterans Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL 33954 2529 Tamiami Trail Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Phone: (941) 766-7474adno=54531793 Robert Daddario, O.D.Board Certi“ ed OptometristProvision Laser Eye Center1191 Jacaranda Blvd. Venice, FL 34292 Phone: (941) 493-0311 473 Indiana Ave. S. Englewood, FL 34223 Phone:(941) 475-8532 www.provisioneye.comadno=50531691 Patricia Duf“ eld, O.D.Doctor of Optometry… Paci“ c University College of OptometryFrantz EyeCare 109 Taylor St. Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Phone: (941) 505-2020 Fax: (941) 505-2024 BetterVision.netadno=50530597 Rhiannon Maggiore, O.D.National & Florida Board Certi“ ed in OptometryMaggiore Family Eye Care970 Kings Hwy, Unit 1 Port Charlotte, FL 33980 (941) 624-3939 Darren Morchesky, O.D. Board Certified Optometric Physician 20600-A Veterans Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL 33954 2529 Tamiami Trail Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Phone: (941) 766-7474 adno=50531686 adno=50530678 Steven R. Anthony, D.O.Board Certi“ ed Orthopedic Surgeon Fellowship trained in Foot and Ankle1641 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33948 350 Mary Street Punta Gorda, FL 33950 P.C.: (941) 629-6262 P.G.: (941) 639-6699

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 35ORTHOPEDICS adno=54531799 Sarasota Lakewood Ranch Veniceadno=54531800 Julie Gladden Barre M.D.Board Certi“ ed Sports Medicine Orthopedic SurgeonSarasota Orthopedic Associates435 Commercial CtVenice, FL 34292 Phone: (941) 951-2663 www.SOA.mdadno=50530677 Nicholas J. Connors, M.D. Board Certi“ ed/Fellowship Trained in Total Joint Replacement Specialty Trained in Robotic Hip and Knee Replacement1641 Tamiami TrailPort Charlotte, FL 33948 350 Mary Street Punta Gorda, FL 33950 P.C.: (941) 629-6262 P.G. (941) 639-6699adno=50530675 Ronald M. Constine, M.D.Board Certi“ ed Orthopedic Surgeon Specialty Trained in Robotic Surgery1641 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33948 350 Mary Street Punta Gorda, FL 33950 P.C.: (941) 629-6262 P.G.: (941) 639-6699adno=50530676 Gregory P. Gebauer, M.D.Board Certi“ ed Orthopedic Spine Surgeon. Fellowship Trained in Surgery of the Spine. Specialty Trained-Robotic Spine Surgery1641 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33948 Phone: (941) 629-6262

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Page 36 Sunday, March 18, 2018ORTHOPEDICSORTHOPEDICS adno=50531226 adno=50530714 Robert Getter M.D. Spine Surgeon, Board Certi“ ed & Fellowship Trained in Neck & Back SurgeryMI DISC Spine Care 3067 Tamiami Trail, Suite 3 Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: (941) 979-5260 www.getterspine.comadno=50530674 Dale A. Greenberg, M.D.Board Certi“ ed Orthopedic Surgery Board Certi“ ed Sports Medicine1641 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33948 350 Mary Street Punta Gorda, FL 33950 P.C.: (941) 629-6262 P.G.: (941) 639-6699adno=50530673Kenneth D. Levy, M.D.Orthopedic Surgeon Specializing in Upper Extremity including Hand and Elbow1641 Tamiami Tr., Suite 1 Port Charlotte, FL 33948 (941) 629-6262 adno=50530672Jason Mlnarik, D.O.Board Certi“ ed Orthopedic Surgeon Fellowship Trained Trauma1641 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33948 350 Mary Street Punta Gorda, FL 33950 P.C.: (941) 629-6262 P.G.: (941) 639-6699

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 37ORTHOPEDICS OTOLARYNGOLOGY PAIN MANAGEMENTDid you know? Our lungs inhale over two million liters of air every day, without even thinking. Their surface area is large enough to cover one side of a tennis court. adno=50530671Jason Reiss, D.O.Board Certi“ ed Orthopedic Surgery Specializing in Total Joint Replacement Including Anterior Hip Approach1641 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33948 350 Mary Street Punta Gorda, FL 33950 P.C.: (941) 629-6262 P.G.: (941) 639-6699 adno=50530670Robert Stchur, M.D.Board Certi“ ed Orthopedic Surgery/ Sports Medicine Fellowship Trained The Shoulder GuyŽ1641 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33948 350 Mary Street Punta Gorda, FL 33950 P.C.: (941) 629-6262 P.G.: (941) 639-6699 adno=50530707 Hector N. Hernandez, M.D., FACSBoard Certi“ ed ABOto21297-A Olean Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: (941) 764-0660 adno=50526800Robert D. Ball, D.O.Board Certi“ ed in Pain Medicine, Board Certi“ ed in Anesthesiology, Fellowship Trained in Interventional Pain ManagementSW Florida Pain Center19621 Cochran Blvd., Unit #1Port Charlotte, FL 33948 1299 Jacaranda Blvd. Venice, FLPhone: (941) 766-PAIN(7246) Fax: (941) 629-6993adno=50531425 Anjan Ghosh, M.D.Amer. Bd. of Interventional Pain Amer. Bd. of Pain Med Amer. Academy pf Pain MgmtCharlotte Pain Management Center3109 Tamiami Trail Unit 3 Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: (941) 629-3000 www.painpc.comadno=50530679 Lee M. James, D.O.Board Certi“ ed Interventional Pain Management and PM&R1641 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33948 Phone: (941) 629-6262adno=50526801 L.K. Valente, M.D.Diplomate American Academy of Pain ManagementSW Florida Pain Center19621 Cochran Blvd., Unit #1Port Charlotte, FL 33948 Phone: (941) 627-9095 Fax: (941) 629-6993

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Page 38 Sunday, March 18, 2018adno=50526799 Your PAIN MANAGEMENT TeamWelcome to Southwest Florida Pain Center. We specialize in reducing or eliminating your pain using the latest in successful interventional pain management techniques. We have combined highly advanced imaging technologies and ground-breaking surgical techniques that are taking patients to a whole new level of successful mitigation of chronic pain ... without drugs. Interventional Pain Management gets to the root cause of your pain and addresses it aggressively. Our state-of-the-art surgical suites and imaging technologies are the best available anywhere. Advanced treatments include spinal cord stimulation, radiofrequency ablation, discography, ultrasound guided, ” uoroscopy guided injections and epidural steroid injections. Drs Robert D. Ball and L.K. Valente cordially invite you to arrange a consult at your convenience. Offering Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation by Dr. Ball for hip, knee and leg pain.19621 Cochran Blvd. # 1 € Port Charlotte, FL 33948 1299 Jacaranda Blvd, Venice, FL 941.627.9095 € 1.888.237.7246 € 941.629.6993, faxRobert D. Ball, D.O., M.S. Board Certi“ ed in Pain Medicine & Anesthesiology Fellowship Trained in lnterventional Pain Management L.K. Valente, M.D. Diplomate American Academy of Pain Management, Member of American Academy of Pain MedicineOn site surgical suites ensure convenience and precision. Our atmosphere provides a soothing environment. Announcing our new Venice location and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, Gina Sussi. 2 0 1 8 0 3 1 8 p y 3 8 p d f 1 0 5 M a r 1 8 1 8 : 1 2 : 4 8

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 39PEDIATRICSPEDIATRICS PHYSICAL THERAPY Benjamin Helgemo, M.D. Wen Liou, M.D. Carmen Caldwell, PA Ashley Reid, PA Jeannette Zerpa, ARNP New Patients Welcome Most Insurances Acceptedadno=50530668€ Newborns to Adolescents € Well & Sick Waiting Areas2040 Tamiami Trail, Suite C, Port Charlotte, FL adno=50530663 Benjamin Helgemo, M.D.American Academy of PediatricsHelgemo and Liou Pediatrics 2040 Tamiami Trail Suite C Port Charlotte, FL 33948 Phone: (941) 629-4464 Fax: (941) 629-4701 adno=50530665 Wen Liou, M.D. American Academy of Pediatrics Helgemo and Liou Pediatrics 2040 Tamiami Trail Suite C, Port Charlotte, FL 33948 Phone: (941) 629-4464 Fax: (941) 629-4701adno=50530920 Susan F. Williams, M.D., P.A.Board Certi“ ed Pediatrics17928 Toledo Blade Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL 33948 Phone: (941) 743-PEDS (7337) Fax: (941) 743-2099adno=50530686Wayne Gof“ n, M.S., DPTPhysical TherapistFYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers17751 Murdock Circle Port Charlotte, FL 33948 Phone: (941) 9417438700 Fax: (941) 6291894 14880 Tamiami Trail #C107 North Port, FL 34287 Phone: 9414235668 adno=50527984 2016 2017Most Insurances Accepted Bunions € Heel Pain € Hammertoes Ingrown Toenails € Neuromas € Wound Care € Diabetic Shoes € Reconstructive Flatfoot Surgery Medicare & most insurances

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Page 40 Sunday, March 18, 2018PODIATRY Skip the ER, wound centers and walk in clinics. CALL US FIRST. We can treat your lower extremity ulcers, sores, sprains, injuries, fractures, broken bones, full diagnostic facilities and X-Rays. Available 24 Hour a Day 7 Days a Week 365 Days a Year American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery American Board of Wound Management S k W Samir Vakil, DPM Pamela Humpel, DPM Andre Williams, DPM Arlo Yaege, DPM adno=50530586 18308 Murdock Circle Unit 102 Port Charlotte 941-624-2141www.aims” .comO ering... New Revolutionary TreatmentThat does not involve surgery or cortisone injections for relief of arthritis, sports injuries, ligament and tendon pain. Let your body do the work to heal itself. Call for more information.Foot & Ankle Screening!Come see any of our 16 Doctors in any of our 16 locations for an exam or consultation.Are you experiencing... Nerve Pain in your Feet or Legs?Multiple innovative non-surgical treatment options available. Fungus NailsTreatments available for diabetic or patients on blood thinners.Bunions, Hammertoes, CallousesWe offer surgical and non-surgical treatments. adno=50531039Andrew G. Levitt, D.P.M. Soorena Sadri, D.P.M.adno=54529568 David Danielson, DPM, FACFAS, ABFASNorth Port & Englewood PodiatryConservative & Surgical Care of the Foot & Ankle North Port: (941) 429-1702 Englewood: (941) 474-5577 www.northportpodiatry.comadno=50530591 TaNika Harlis, D.P.M. 352 Milus St. Punta Gorda, Fl. 33950 Phone:(941) 639-0025 3406 Tamiami Tr. Suite #1 Port Charlotte, Fl.33952 Phone:(941) 627-5161

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 41PODIATRYPODIATRY Some common foot & ankle problems Some common foot & ankle problems we treat every day: we treat every day: Heel Pain € Ingrown Toenails € Plantar Fasciitis € Diabetic Foot Care Heel Pain € Ingrown Toenails € Plantar Fasciitis € Diabetic Foot Care Wounds € Bunions € Sports Injuries € Warts and Much More Wounds € Bunions € Sports Injuries € Warts and Much More David Danielson, DPM Board Certified Su r g eon North Port 941-429-1702 Englewood 941-474-5577adno=54529569 adno=50530587 Pamela J. Humpel, D.P.M.Fellow American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Fellow College of Certi“ ed Wound Specialists352 Milus St. Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Phone: (941) 639-0025 3406 Tamiami Tr., Suite #1 Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: (941) 627-5161 Tom Lane, D.P.M. Diabetic Foot Care; Diabetic Wound Care; General Podiatry Fellow of American Professional Wound Care Association Board Certified in Wound Care Guardian Angel Foot Care 2400 S. McCall Rd, Suite F Englewood, FL 34224 Phone: (941) 473-3338 adno=54529274 adno=50531693 Andrew G. Levitt, DPMAssociate, American College of Foot & Ankle SurgeonsSWF Ankle & Foot Care Specialists18308 Murdock Cir., Unit 102 Port Charlotte, FL 33948Phone: (941) 624-2141 Fax: (941) 624-0482adno=50530698 Michael Metyk, D.P.M.Podiatry3191 Harbor Blvd. Suite D, Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: 941-613-1919adno=50531694 Soorena Sadri, DPMAssociate, American College of Foot & Ankle SurgeonsSWF Ankle & Foot Care Specialists18308 Murdock Cir., Unit 102 Port Charlotte, FL 33948Phone: (941) 624-2141 Fax: (941) 624-0482adno=50527985Mark S. Tracy, D.P.M.Board Certi“ ed in Foot Surgery American Board of Foot And Ankle Surgery3028 Caring Way, Suite 9 Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: (941) 627-6366 Fax: (941) 627-6677 adno=50530590 Samir S Vakil, D.P.M.Fellow American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Fellow American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine and Fellow College of Certi“ ed Wound Specialists352 Milus St. Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Phone: (941) 639-0025 3406 Tamiami Tr. Suite #1, Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: (941) 627-5161

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Page 42 Sunday, March 18, 2018PODIATRY PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES PULMONARY/SLEEP MEDICINEadno=50530589 Andre Williams, D.P.M.Fellow American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons. Associate American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine. Fellow College of Certi“ ed Wound Specialists.352 Milus St. Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Phone: (941) 639-0025 3406 Tamiami Tr. Suite #1 Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: (941) 627-5161adno=50530588 Arlo H Yaege, D.P.M.Associate American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons352 Milus St. Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Phone: (941) 639-0025 3406 Tamiami Trl. Suite 1 Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: (941) 627-5161adno=50531161 goodfriendhealthinsurance.comYour Local Agency forBrian Goodfriend 941-629-7000 17843-A Murdock Circle Port Charlotte, FL 33948ADNO=50531224Mary Spremulli, MA, CCC-SLPSpeech Language Pathologist Voice Aerobics, LLC Private Practice318 Tamiami Trail, Unit 211 Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Phone: (941) 204-1515 adno=50530705Joni Thompson, PA-CPhysician AssistantJoyce Vein & Aesthetic Institute 25092 Olympia Ave, Suite 500 Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Phone: (941) 575-0123 adno=50526797 Lohaliz Bob M.D., FCCPBoard Certi“ ed Pulmonary & Critical Care MedicinePulmonary, Sleep & Critical Care Specialists 4235 Kings Hwy., Ste 103 Port Charlotte, FL 33980 Phone: (941) 613-1777 Fax: (941) 613-1779 adno=50530688 Manish Kapadia, M.D.Board Certi“ ed in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep MedicineGulf Coast Pulmonary Medicine3014 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: (941) 625-7775 Fax: (941) 255-1745adno=50530660 Carlos E. Maas, M.D., FACP, FCCP, FAASMBoard Certi“ ed Sleep, Pulmonary & Critical CarePulmonary, Sleep & Critical Care Specialists 4235 Kings Hwy., Ste 103 Port Charlotte, FL 33980 Phone: (941) 613-1777 Fax: (941) 613-1779

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 43PULMONARY/SLEEP MEDICINERADIATION ONCOLOGY Fabrizio Monge, MD Lohaliz Bobe, MD Carlos E. Maas, MD Edgardo Soto, MDStacey Pappas, ARNP (Not shown) Sara Woolf, ARNP (not shown)Zahily Perraza-Higgins, ARNP (not shown)Board Certi“ ed in Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine € Di culty Breathing € Pulmonary Fibrosis € Asthma € Alpha 1 Treatment € Obstructive Sleep Apnea € REM Sleep Behavior Disorder € Shift Work Sleep Disorder € Pulmonary Hypertension € COPD € Emphysema € Lung Cancer € Bronchiectasis € Pulmonary Function Testing€ Restless Legs Syndrome € Narcolepsy € Insomnia Fully Accredited Sleep Disorders Center Port Charlotte 4235 Kings Highway, Suite 103 Port Charlotte, FL 33980 Punta Gorda 25086 Olympia Ave, Suite 300 Punta Gorda, FL 33950941-613-1777adno=50526795 A+Ratingadno=50526796Fabrizio Monge, M.D. FCCP, D, ABSMBoard Certi“ ed Pulmonary, Sleep & Critical Care MedicinePulmonary, Sleep & Critical Care Specialists25086 Olympia Ave Suite 300Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Phone: (941) 205-5300 Fax: (941) 205-5302 adno=50526798 Edgardo Soto, M.D., FCCPBoard Certi“ ed in Pulmonary & Critical Care MedicinePulmonary, Sleep & Critical Care Specialists 4235 Kings Hwy., Ste 103 Port Charlotte, FL 33980 Phone: (941) 613-1777 Fax: (941) 613-1779adno=50530722 Daniel E. Dosoretz, M.D., FACR, FACROBoard Certi“ ed Therapeutic Radiology21st Century Oncology 3175 Harbor Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: (941) 627-6465 Fax: (941) 627-5257adno=50530721 Tyler R. Hollen, M.D.Board Certi“ ed Radiation Oncology21st Century Oncology 720 Doctors Drive Englewood, FL 34223 Phone: (941) 475-7128 Fax: (941) 473-2204

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Page 44 Sunday, March 18, 2018RADIATION ONCOLOGYRADIATION ONCOLOGY SENIOR LIVINGadno=50530720 Michael J. Katin, M.D., FACP, FACR, FACROBoard Certi“ ed Radiation Oncology21st Century Oncology 3175 Harbor Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: (941) 627-6465 Fax: (941) 627-5257adno=50530719 Stephen J. Patrice, M.D., MPHBoard Certi“ ed Radiation Oncology21st Century Oncology 901 S. Tamiami Trail Venice, FL 34285 Phone: (941) 485-8455 Fax: (941) 485-5378adno=50530718 Alan H. Porter, M.D., FACRBoard Certi“ ed Radiation Oncology Porter Radiation Oncology21st Century Oncology Af“ liate901 S. Tamiami Trail Venice, FL 34285 Phone: (941) 485-2340 Fax: (941) 485-5378adno=50530717 David J. Rice, M.D.Board Certi“ ed Radiation Oncology21st Century Oncology 3175 Harbor Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: (941) 627-6465 Fax: (941) 627-5257adno=50530723 Gray B. Swor, M.D.Board Certi“ ed Radiation Oncology21st Century Oncology 901 S. Tamiami Trail Venice, FL 34285 Phone: (941) 485-8455 Fax: (941) 485-5378adno=50530667 CALL US TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR OWN PERSONAL TOUR.www.lexingtonmanorportcharlotte.941-766-7991 20480 Veterans Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33954Assisted Living Facility # 10548 You can rest easy knowing the details are taken care of so that you can live a carefree lifestyle. At Lexington Manor you have the freedom to remain independent while relaxing or enjoying our fully scheduled calendar of social and recreational activities. Our many exceptional services and amenities include outings, exercise classes, full-service beauty salon and barber shop, game room, library, transportation, laundry, and housekeeping. ASSISTED LIVING FOR SENIORS!Our Assisted living community includes upscale restaurant dining, with many choices. Come see why our Residents Call Lexington Manor Home adno=50527986 Assisted Living Facility Five Star Senior Living20480 Veterans Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL 33954 Phone: (941) 766-7991www.Lexingtonmanorportcharlotte.comALF Lic. #10548

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 45SENIOR LIVING Discover why the local community has voted us the best of the best in Assisted Living and Memory Care for eight years running.ŽWith over 30 years of experience in serving seniors, The Windsor offers the highest standards of service and proven best practices.Our Experienced Leadership Team is Available to Answer Your Questions:Schelley CunninghamDirector of Sales and Marketing Top 40 Business Professional 2013 2014 2015 2016 -2017FL ALFA Sales Director of the Year 2014-2015Call us today to schedule your personal tour and lunch:(941) 408-2600LIMITED AVAILABILITY!Ten locations throughout Florida1600 Center Rd € Venice, FL 34292www.legendseniorliving.comALF #11714 8 YEARS IN A ROWadno=54531712 BEST OFVENICE Venice Gondolier SunF I R S T 2017€ Non-medical in home care € Meal preparation € Personal care € Companionship € Light housekeeping € Errands... and much more941-505-0559Serving Charlotte, DeSoto, Hardee and Highland counties AHCA# 30211622adno=50531232 www.securityalarmcorp.com941.625.9700 First all-in-one mobile health, wellness, personal safety solution. € The most advance fall detection available € Broad customer base-Designed for the active seniors and people with chronic illnesses € With location (GPS) services € 2 way Nation Wide Voice Communication € Water resistant for use in Bath & Shower Free Equipment Low Monthly Monitoring Welcome to an exciting new independent way of living in your home or on the go!adno=50531162 adno=50530649Diana Rinear, Owner/CEO Home Care AgencyA Better Solution of Punta Gorda 265 E. Marion Ave., Ste 117C Punta Gorda FL 33950Phone: 941-525-2322 HCS232855 2 0 1 8 0 3 1 8 p y 4 5 p d f 1 0 5 M a r 1 8 1 8 : 1 4 : 2 1

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Page 46 Sunday, March 18, 2018SENIOR LIVINGDid you know? When we touch something, we send a message to our brain at 124 mph. We exercise at least 36 muscles when we smile. ASSISTED LIVING AND MEMORY COTTAGELOVE WHERE YOU LIVE EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE 941.979.60232595 HARBOR BOULEVARD PORT CHARLOTTE, FLORIDA, 33952 LICENSE # AL 13075adno=50531423 adno=50530680"Why Pay More?" Enjoy Resort Style Living!Monthly Rent Includes:€ Free Transportation € Three Delicious Meals Daily € All Utilities (except telephone) € Housekeeping € Heated Pool € Wellness Center € Social Activities € Social Center € Full Service Salon Small Pets are Welcome2305 Aaron Street, Port Charlotte, FL 33952941-629-0043 € $500.00 Off First months rentMention this ad Independent Senior Living Community adno=50530681 he Only Thing Common About iver ommons Is Our Name. 2305 Aaron Street Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: (941) 629-0043 Independent Senior Living Community

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 47UROLOGYUROLOGY Andrew K. Weitzel, D.O., FACOS Eric E. Coronato, D.O. 21260 Olean Blvd., Suite 202A Port Charlotte, FL 33952 713 East Marion, Suite 135 Punta Gorda, FL 33950 720 Doctors Drive, Englewood, FL 34223 adno=50526806Board Certi“ ed UrologistsTel: 941-625-1550… Introducing new and contemporary options to address Bladder Control Problems … Addressing Urinary Incontinence Issues in Women … Treating Prostate Issues and Kidney Stones … And All Urologic Cancers Leading the Community in: GULF COAST UROLOGY A Division of 21st Century Oncology, Inc. Compassionate Physicians Comprehensive Care 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009adno=50530662 Eric E. Coronato, D.O.Board Certi“ ed UrologistGulf Coast UrologyA Division of 21st Century Oncology21260 Olean Blvd. #202A Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: (941) 625-1550 713 E. Marion, Suite # 135 Punta Gorda, FL 33950adno=54531787 William M. Letson, Jr., M.D., FACSAmerican Board of UrologyA Division of 21st Century Oncology1505 Tamiami Tr. S., Ste. 405Venice, FL 34285 Phone: (941) 497-7700 Fax: (941) 493-3703adno=50530699 Marc A. Melser, M.D.American Board of UrologyA Division of 21st Century Oncology3410 Tamiami Tr., Suite 4 Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: (941) 235-7281 Fax: (941) 235-1837adno=50530661 Andrew K. Weitzel, D.O., F.A.C.O.S.Board Certi“ ed UrologistGulf Coast UrologyA Division of 21st Century Oncology21260 Olean Blvd. #202A Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Phone: (941) 625-1550 720 Doctors Drive, Englewood, FL 34223

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Page 48 Sunday, March 18, 2018VASCULAR/VEIN SURGERY Attending Urologists at Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, and Doctors Hospital Decades of ExperienceState of the art care for Prostate, Bladder and Kidney Diseases941-485-3351 (24Hr) www.RTRurology.com842 Sunset Lake Blvd., Ste 403, Veniceadno=54531791Female Urology € Voiding Dysfunction Urodynamics € UTI € Prostate Enlargement BPH € Male & Female Incontinence Kidney Stones € Prostate Cancer € Bladder CancerKidney Cancer € Endoscopic Surgery Laparoscopic Surgery € Laser Surgery Brachytherapy/Seed Implantation Robotic Surgery € Percutaneous Surgery ESWL (shockwave therapy) Thomas J. Ruane M.D. Practicing since 1992 Gregory M. Lomas M.D. Practicing since 1991Carl G.Klutke M.D. Practicing since 1989 To schedule an evaluation, call: Laura A. Gruneiro, MDAdvanced Vein Center of Charlotte County 18316 Murdock Circle Suite 107 Port Charlotte, FL 33948 941-627-6700 Treat the underlying cause with minimally-invasive procedures performed in a state-of-the-art office setting. Unsightly, painful varicose veins? Leg swelling & discoloration? 2009 20 1 1-2017 Practice devoted entirely to the treatment of venous disease adno=50522876 € Fast and mild recovery € Covered by most insuranceadno=50530687 James P. Bartek, M.D. FACSJames Bartek, M.D., PL Vascular Surgeon2525 Harbor Blvd, Suite 201BPort Charlotte, FL 33952Phone: (941) 625-4357 Fax: (941) 625-5306adno=50530716Laura A. Gruneiro, M.D.Board Certi“ ed Vascular SurgeonAdvanced Vein Center of Charlotte County 18316 Murdock Cir, Ste 107 Port Charlotte, FL 33948 Phone: (941) 627-6700 Fax: (941) 627-3300

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 49VASCULAR/VEIN SURGERYVASCULAR/VEIN SURGERY A Better Solution 941-525-2322 Aalderink, Kristopher J. 941-629-6262 Abernathy, George T., MD 941-488-7333 Abrams, Bradley J., DO 941-926-2300 Abrams Dermatology 941-926-2300 Acker, Arthur I., DMD 941-484-3885 Adhinarayanan, B.G., MD 941-613-1223 Adler, Michael D., DO 941-629-3366 Aguila, Zenobio, MD 941-485-4858 Aippersbach, Wm. H., DMD 941-484-8740 Aippersbach, WM. J., DMD 941-484-8740 Aldrich, David K., MD 941-488-7742 Al-Khatib, Tareq, MD 941-625-4442 Allen, Brian K., DMD 941-966-4751 Allen, George S., LMT 941-235-1997 Allen, Kathie, DDS 941-492-3211 Altajar, Sam, MD 863-491-9200 Alvarez, Jamie A., MD 239-432-0774 Amontree, James S., MD 941-764-6664 Anarumo, Beverly J., DO 941-629-3618 Ancheta, Jullius, MD 941-412-1208 Anthony, Steven R., DO 941-629-6262 Arabitg, Gina, MD 941-485-9941 Araja, Premala, MD 941-475-5672 Ardel, Brian D., MD 941-627-3882 Area Agency on Aging for SWF 866-413-5337 Arents, Donald N., Jr., MD 941-484-5864 Arias, Bernardo J., MD 941-833-1750 Arturo, Rodriguez-Martin, MD 941-613-1356 Aygen, Kaya, DMD 941-488-1075NAME PHONENAME PHONEadno=50530704Douglas H. Joyce, D.O., FACOS, FACPhTHE ULCER CENTER Treating all aspects of venous disease of the legs.Joyce Vein & Aesthetic Institute25092 Olympia Ave, Suite 500Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Phone: (941) 575-0123 adno=50530703Tom Kartis, M.D. FACS, FACC, FCCPHeart, Lung & Vascular Specialist Double Board Certi“ ed SurgeonPort Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Englewood, Arcadia6 time winner of Charlotte Sun Readers Choice Heart Bypass, Valve, Maze Lasers for Legs, Stents for Aneurysms Minimally Invasive VATS for LungsPhone: (941) 235-4400

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Page 50 Sunday, March 18, 2018 NAME PHONENAMEPHONEAzima, Ali, MD 941-629-3646 Bada, Alvaro M., MD., 941-255-0069 Bada, Alvaro R., MD., PA 941-255-0069 Baga, John, MD 941-483-9700 Baga, Victor, MD 941-497-5511 Bagan, Matthew, DO 941-743-4150 Baker, Steven S., MD 941-637-2663 Ball, Robert D. DO, MS 941-766-7246 Ballestas, David S., MD., PA 941-629-9190 Balzano, Joseph, A., MD 941-485-8190 Barnett, Marguerite P., MD 941-927-2447 Baron, Jack E., MD 941-460-1522 Baroudi, Issa, MD., FACS 941-627-5155 Barr, Julie Gladden, MD 941-951-2663 Bartek, James P., MD., FACS 941-625-4357 Bartlett, Gary, PA-C 941-474-9314 Bartruff, J. Kent, MD 941-637-9966 Basnight, Michael A., MD 941-497-5511 Batzer, Jon, OD 941-625-1325 Bayfront Health Port Charlotte 941-766-4122 Bayfront Health Punta Gorda 941-639-3131 Bayfront Health Venice 941-485-7711 Bender, Joseph C., DMD 941-743-7435 Bennett, John H., DC 941-497-4222 Bentley, James MD 941-889-6936 Benzing, Peggy, DO 941-429-3400 Berger, Gary L., MD 941-625-6992 Bermudez, Edmund A., MD 941-485-8190 Bermudez, Zaida C., MD 941-575-1514 Bernotus, Ervin E., MD 941-488-5224 Berrios, Luis D., MD 941-637-2664 Best Hearing Aid Solutions 941-979-9552 Beyer, Brent C., DDS 941-488-1075 Bhanot, Sumeet, MD 941-366-9222 Bhat, Saligrama, MD 941-629-8006 Bhatnagar, Vinod K., MD 941-483-4391 Bilik, Alfred, MD 941-309-7000 Billings, Denise F., OD., FAAO 941-624-5772 Bills, Mark M., DMD 941-488-2000 Binoy, Susan, MD 941-473-9505

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 51 NAMEPHONENAME PHONEBlack, Jarrett C., MD 863-494-6215 Blain, Timothy, MD 941-473-5100 Blakeslee, Darren ARNP 941-629-5757 Blem, Donald P., DO 941-474-3759 Blood, Jeffrey, MD 941-483-9730 Bobe, Lohaliz, MD., FCCP 941-613-1777 Bodman, Marc G., MD 941-505-2020 Boeller, James N., DMD 941-474-6466 Bolen, Gary E., DC 941-497-7424 Bono, Samantha M., PA 941-833-4400 Bottenfield, Todd D., RPT 941-697-7737 Boyd, Bruce, MD 941-484-2250 Brandau, Gregory J., DDS 941-629-4804 Bratschi, Susan E., MD 941-497-5511 Braut, John P., DO 941-625-0984 Bresser, Arthur R., DDS 941-474-2223 Briggs, Brian T., MD 941-497-1771 Brill, Thomas F., OD 941-426-9521 Brooks, Susan R., DDS, PA 941-629-4311 Brown, Christina, OD 941-475-7991 Brown, David C., MD 941-743-2020 Brueck, Robert J., MD 239-939-5233 Bunning, Kenneth R. DO 941-625-1550 Burgess, Raymond R. 941-629-2900 Burgardt, Craig, DC 941-249-9020 Burks, Matthew, MD 941-488-8112 Burt, Melody, DO 941-205-2600 Busch, Dan & Amy DC 941-412-3800 Butler, David A., MD 941-629-3500 Butt, Farzana, MD., FAAP 941-629-9200 Cabrera, Jose, MD 941-629-7920 Callejas, Alex, MD 941-627-9119 Calvino, Stephane M., MD 941-205-2600 Campbell, James 941-766-7474 Canada Med Service 941-927-3600 Cannon, James T., DMD 941-966-9600 Caradonna, Stephanie A., MD 941-966-0222 Carbonell, Mario E. MD 941-766-1001 Casanova, Luis A., MD 941-883-3313 Case, Robert M., DPM 941-629-3535

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Page 52 Sunday, March 18, 2018 NAME PHONENAMEPHONECash, Charles,HIS 941-625-2002 Casonova, Pedro, MD 941-474-4499 Cassidy, John R., MD 941-484-3404 Castilla, Maria, MD 941-391-5102 Cepero, Belkis, MD 941-629-4464 Chace, Todd R., DO 941-474-9314 Chandrahasa, Usha, MD 941-743-2277 Chang, Karen, MD 941-483-9730 Charlotte Pain Center 941-629-3000 Chau, Hien Thai, PA-C 941-629-5757 Chaykin-Glover, Dana, DO 941-497-8220 Chen, Melvin C., MD 941-627-3238 Chiarello, Stephen E., MD, PA 941-625-2878 Chirillo, Jeffrey A., DMD 941-475-2442 Chirillo, Joseph S. JR., MD 941-474-3359 Chirillo, Joseph S., DO 941-474-3359 Chism, Lynn, OD 941-235-2020 Chizea, Dora, MD 941-423-0022 Cho Chung Hing, Lorraine S., MD 941-485-4700 Christesen, Steven D., MD 941-624-3600 Chrzanowski, Maureen, ARNP 941-488-1906 Ciborowski, C. James, DDS 941-629-7779 Cislo, David G. DO 941-426-4900 Claessens, Eric-John, DDS 941-423-1777 Clemmons, Anton M. MD 941-917-4700 Cleppe, Pete, HAS/BC-HIS 941-979-9552 Coffey, Michael A., MD 941-766-4777 Cogburn, William E., MD 941-488-7716 Cohen, Jerome B., MD 941-629-5757 Cohen, Louise, MD 941-255-3535 Cohen, Seth J., MD 941-486-1404 Coleman, Juliette, MD 941-244-9322 Connelly, Terence P., MD 941-764-5858 Connors, Nicholas J., MD 941-629-6262 Conroy, Richard A., MD 941-493-9393 Constance, Christopher, MD., FACS 941-639-5665 Constine, Ronald M., MD 941-629 6262 Coppola, James B., OD 941-625-5797 Corin, William J., MD 941-492-5666 Coronato, Eric E., DO 941-625-1550

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 53 NAMEPHONENAME PHONECorrenti, Gary J., MD 239-432-0774 Coseo, Robert G., DDS 941-743-7435 Cossu, Sergio F., MD 941-764-5858 Cox, Laura M., MD 941-457-0071 Criss, Cathy, DO 941-255-3535 Crosby, Noel, Au.D 941-474-8393 Crosley, Powel A. MD 941-485-1890 Cottone, William, OD 941-743-7449 Crick, William F., MD 941-485-8190 Crouch, Randall, LMHC 941-960-7185 Crouch, William L., MD 941-423-9936 Crupi, Brian, DDS 941-475-9915 Cuff, Derek, MD 941-492-3000 Czyz, Craig, DO 941-629-1090 Daddario, Robert, OD 941-475-8532 Dakouny, Antoine I., MD 941-624-4507 Damayo,Mizyl, MD 941-833-1750 Damiani, Karl, MD 941-613-2800 Dash, Jeffery A., DO 941-629-2900 Dave, Deven M., MD 941-483-9700 David, Gerald T., DDS 941-475-9915 David, Mark, MD 941-613-3800 Davis, Alan F., DMD 941-474-6466 Davis, Charles H., DDS 941-488-1075 Davis, Cynthia, MD 941-475-5002 Davis, Mark, MD 941-613-3800 Davis, Nora A., MS., ARNP-BC 941-205-3376 Dawoodjee, Yousuf, MD 941-488-1906 Dayo, Mateo B., MD 941-484-8004 DcLeon, Ramon, MD 941-473-5100 DeJesus, Alexander, MD 941-921-8645 Delara, Teresita C., MD 941-629-1288 DeMasi, Ronald, MD 941-584-6272 Denholm, David K., MD 941-488-1906 DePinto, Mario, MD 941-483-9760 Devar, Nagarajan, MD 941-493-3900 Devos, Alan J., DMD 941-474-2664 Dibbs, Elliot D., DDS 941-484-3581 Dillon, William H., OD., DO 941-485-1212 DiTomaso, Anthony, MD 941-473-8881

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Page 54 Sunday, March 18, 2018 NAME PHONENAMEPHONEDomzalski, James P., DC 410 493-9191 Donahue, David M., DO 941-488-8884 Dosoretz, Daniel E., MD., FACR 941-627-6465 Dubin, Robert L.,MD 941-488-7716 Dulaney, Jaimela J., MD 941-235-9229 Dumas, Peter, MD 941-493-4997 Dunham, Deborah Jo, MSN ARRP 941-625-6223 Dunn, Cary L. MD 941-484-1510 Duston, Melissa M., DDS 941-743-7435 Durfee,Kiersa, MD 863-494-8436 Durrett, Scott, MD 941-493-0311 Eaton, william J., MD 941-426-6622 Eby, Charles S., MD 239-936-1145 Ehab, S. Michael, MD 941-629-5757 Ehrlich, Jesse B., DDS 941-475-6860 Elliott, Lawrence J., DO 941-492-5666 Englewood Community Hospital 941-475-6571 Ermin, Thomas, MD 941-460-1300 Ervin, Thomas J., MD 941-460-1300 Estepa, Samuel V., MD 941-637-7000 Fabian, Thomas M., MD 941-235-4646 Fabiani, Douglas R., DMD 941-926-0000 Farag, Joseph H., DMD 941-764-9555 Farahmand, Audrey, MD 239-332-2388 Farooq, Ahmed O., MD 941-244-9524 Farris, N. Joseph, DDS 941-485-1133 Fawcett Memorial Hospital 941-629-1181 Fedako, Catherine, MD 941-483-9730 Feder, Kenneth, DC 941-205-2225 Feldman, Steven J., DDS 941-485-9633 Felman, Robert, MD 941-484-3557 Fernandez, Alfredo D., MD 941-743-7546 Fetherolf, Edward, MD., PA 941-474-2266 Fezza, John P., MD 941-488-2020 Fields, W. Jeffrey, DDS 941-492-2967 Fineman, Matthew J., DPM 941-639-0025 Finkel, Douglas, DPM 941-488-0222 First Light Home Care 941-208-3109 First Physicians Group 941-497-8220 Fitch, Dwight L., MD 941-485-8455

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 55 NAME PHONENAMEPHONEFletcher, Donald C., MD 941-627-4422 Fonfara, Ted, HIS 941-629-8808 Fong, Jonathan C., MD 941-484-4004 Forster, James, DDS 941-474-6466 Fowler, Robin, MD 941-205-0270 Fox, Frederick J. III, DMD 941-575-1446 Fox, James J., MD 941-485-8190 Frantz, Jonathan M., MD., FACS 941-505-2020 Fraser, Jeffrey, DO 941-483-9730 Gaar, Laini R., MD 941-613-2400 Gaeta, Joseph, DDS 941-426-1134 Gahhos, F. Nicholas, MD 941-764-6900 Galliano, Domingo E. Jr., MD 941-625-3411 Galliano, Karin, Ph.d 941-255-5489 Galloway, Michael E., MD 941-485-2340 Gapin, Tracy, MD 941-309-7000 Garcia, Gerardo E., MD 941-613-6850 Garcia, Jose, MD 941-391-5522 Garrett, Robert B., MD 941-629-4500 Gaudiel, Remo G., MD 941-484-9538 Gaukhman, Alexander, DMD, PA 941-234-4455 Gaunt, J Campbell, OD 941-474-2020 Gaurino, John 941-391-5102 Gauthier, Ricardo A. AUD 941-505-0400 Gebauer, Gregory P., MD 941-629-6262 Getter, Robert, MD 941-979-5260 Gershon, Julian R., DO 941-474-9314 Ghosh, Anjan, MD 941-629-3000 Ghuman, Tom, MD., FACS 941-627-4422 Giannone, Louis S. DPM 941-223-8968 Gibson, Brian C., DC 941-284-5568 Gil, Ramon A., MD 941-743-4987 Gill, Stacy B., DO 941-484-1600 Gilleland, R. Boyd, DDS 941-627-9900 Glock, Jacob L., MD 239-561-3430 Glover, Jeffrey, DO 941-497-8220 Goldin, Steven B., MD, PhD 941-743-4150 Golosow, Lorraine M., MD 239-939-5233 Gonter, Paul W., MD` 941-408-0500 Gonzalaez-Canal, Jose M., MD 941-764-0444

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Page 56 Sunday, March 18, 2018 NAME PHONENAMEPHONEGonzalez, Aimee, MD 941-613-2222 Gonzalez, Christian, MD 941-205-0270 Gonzalez, Eduardo R. Carmona MD 941-255-0405 Gonzalez, Javier, DDS 941-485-1133 Goodfriend, Brian 941-629-7000 Gonzalez, Julio, DO 941-485-3302 Gooding, David DO 941-474-1003 Gooding, David J. 941-474-3359 Goodman, Elizabeth, DC 941-493-2900 Grappin, Carl W., DC 941-426-9551 Grappin, Linda S., DC 941-426-9551 Graser, Shaun D., DMD 941-485-1191 Greenberg, Adam S. MD 941-488-5300 Greenberg, Dale A., MD 941-629-6262 Greenburg, Adam S., MD 941-488-5300 Greenfield, David I., MD 941-497-4069 Gregush, Eugene, MD 941-624-3500 Grenz, Lyle, DC 941-244-2427 Gross, Lee S., MD 941-423-9936 Grossbard, Howard A., MD 941-484-6353 Grubb, Debra, DOM, AP 941-505-8735 Gulf Coast Medical Group 941-483-9760 GulfView Medical Institute 941-505-2100 Gruneiro, Alexander, MD 941-625-3411 Gruneiro, Laura A., MD 941-627-6700 Gruning, Alan W. DO 941-629-9700 Guarino, John F., MD 941-391-5102 Guerin, Christopher, MD 941-484-3404 Gulick, James J., MD 941-484-2417 Gutierrez, Liliana, MD 941-483-9700 Gutierrez, Robert, DO 941-426-4900 Gvenli, Gkhan, MD 941-637-7000 Guzman, Ruben, MD 941-766-0400 Haas, A. E., MD 941-492-4775 Haber, David, DO 941-488-0074 Halaby, Issam A., MD 941-488-7742 Halasz, Steven P. MD 941-629-3366 Hale, Lawrence, DDS 941-493-4156 Hansell, Robert A., MD 941-637-2663 Hanson, Lenita, DO 941-624-4800

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 57 NAME PHONENAMEPHONEHardin, Kimberly, MD 941-206-4200 Harms, Barbara L., DC 941-474-9374 Harms, Douglas R. Jr, DC 941-474-9374 Harper, Michael, DDS 941-629-3200 Harrington-Wright, Chrisanna 941-787-3525 Harrison, Fawn, MD 863-494-8401 Hart, Melinda Beth MD 941-492-6227 Hassan, Syed, MD 941-625-9494 Hassler, Gregg G., Jr.,DMD 941-486-8883 Hassler, Ki M., DO 941-492-5666 Hawke, Jess H., DO 941-966-2342 Hearn, James A., MD 941-629-4500 Hecter, Rosa, MD 863-494-2606 Hegleh, Joseph A., MD 941-883-2020 Helgemo Jr., Stephen L. MD 941-625-6547 Helgemo, Benjamin, MD 941-629-4464 Herbst, Jay S., MD 941-764-1055 Hernandez, Anna L., MD 863-494-4433 Hernandez, Hector N., MD., FACS 941-764-0660 Hernandez, Manuel, MD 941-764-7773 Hershkowitz, Douglas, MD 941-625-0600 Herston, Melody L., DMD 941-255-3700 Hibbs, Michael, ARNP 941-483-9725 Hicks, Ronald, MD 941-483-9730 Higgins, Herbert, MD 941-483-9760 Hill, Cecelia M., AP 941-235-8929 Holec, Sidney W., MD 941-488-7742 Holguin, Raul, MD 941-492-2212 Holmes, Monique, DPM 863-494-6222 Hooker, Robert, MD 941-206-0325 Hollen, Tyler R. MD 941-475-7128 Hooper, Robert L., Au.D. 941-627-0464 Hord, Allen, MD 941-205-0270 Howard, Grossbard, MD 941-484-6553 Huber, S. Cary, MD 941-639-6616 Hughes, Michael F., DDS 941-497-4702 Huguenin, Tatiana, MD 941-475-3839 Humpel, Pamela J., DPM 941-627-5161 Hundt, Nancy, MD 941-505-5500 Hunek, Jeffery R., MD 941-486-1404

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Page 58 Sunday, March 18, 2018 NAME PHONENAMEPHONEHurvitz, Lawrence M. MD 800-346-0634 Hutchison, Pete, LMT 941-235-1997 Idewu, Olawale, MD 941-624-2704 Ikeman, Robert L., MD 941-475-3839 Imig, Joseph, DC 941-627-3711 Ingle, Jenny ARNP 941-752-7842 Jacobs, Karen, OD 941-483-9730 Jakubaitis, Steven, DMD 941-629-4400 Janick, John J., MD 941-629-3366 Jannou, Susan, DPM 941-966-1777 Janz, Timothy A., MD 941-505-6033 Jaquith, Michael H., MD 941-497-2663 Jaworski, Jennifer L., DMD 941-966-7226 Jefferson, Christopher, MD 941-497-8220 Joffe, Jeffrey, DMD 941-637-6003 Johnson, Jeffrey P. DC 941-484-5333 Johnson, Keith B., MD 941-480-0500 Johnson, Mark A., MD 941-480-0600 Jones, Dennis, DMD 941-624-4000 Jones, Philip L., DDS 941-484-4357 Joyce, Douglas H,DO,FACOS,FACPh 941-575-0123 Judd, T. Aaron, OD 941-505-2020 Junagadhwalla, Aziz, MD 941-484-0651 Junagadhwalla, Mehnaz A., MD 941-460-1300 June, Emily, MD 941-484-4778 Kagan, Abbott II, MD 239-4828788 Kaine, Jeffrey L., MD 941-484-4409 Kaler, David J., MD., FACS 941-625-0984 Kalosis, John J. Jr., DO 941-629-2900 Kalwinski, Pawel A., MD 941-474-6474 Kamal, Asif, MD 941-625-9494 Kaminski, Joseph, DO 941-488-1906 Kantrowitz, Lawrence, MD 941-473-0500 Kanuck, David M., DPM 941-624-2141 Kapadia, Manish, MD 941-625-7775 Kaplan, Harold Jack, MD 941-488-5608 Kaplan, Kenneth A., MD 941-625-0111 Kapuchinski, Stanley, MD 941-205-3333 Karp, Lance A., DMD 941-926-0000 Kartis, Thomas, MD 941-235-4400

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 59 NAME PHONENAMEPHONEKasonovich, Tad R., OD 941-473-1392 Katz, Michael H. DPM 941-484-2602 Kelley, Jan, DC 941-625-2667 Kennedy, Donald E.,DO 941-255-3535 Khalidi, Sakina, MD 941-629-3113 Khan, Azima T., MD 941-480-0088 Khan, Jaffer J., MD 941-412-9787 Khan, Tariq J., MD 941-412-9787 Kianoosh, Kaveh, DO 941-505-8720 Kilcullen, Linda, LMT, FS 941-235-8929 Kim, Joshua W., MD 941-426-9521 Kim, Michael K., MD 239-939-5233 King, Alan D., DO 941-917-4700 King, Christopher B., OD 941-475-7991 King, Helen Jelks, OD 941-475-7991 King, Roy W., DO 941-764-0800 King, S. William, MD 863-494-0405 Klein, David M., MD 941-764-0035 Klein, Lisa A., DMD 941-484-6400 Klemeyer, Lisa, DPM 941-429-1702 Klucka, Charles B., DO 941-505-0000 Klutke, Carl G., MD 941-485-3351 Knapp, Alan J. MD 941-474-2266 Knapp, James E. MD 941-474-2266 Kobliska, David, MD 941-629-2900 Kondapalli, Ravi, MD 941-483-5730 Konwiser, Mark, MD 941-624-4888 Korman, Laura R., DC 941-629-6700 Kornhaus, Kathryn, AP 941-575-6645 Kosanovich, Tad R., OD 941-473-1392 Koster, Erwin K., DMD 941-346-0007 Kramer, Robert D., MD 941-485-7888 Kreegel, Paige V., MD 941-629-3366 Krishnamurty, V. MD, PhD 941-629-7092 Kulawik, Elwira E., DC 941-486-8126 Kuhns, Robert, MD 941-764-5858 Kuma, Ebenezer, MD., MBA 941-625-4919 Kumar, Sanjay,MD 941-613-2222 Kuncheria, Joseph, MD 941-485-6969 Kurecki, Scott P., DPM 941-426-1167

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Page 60 Sunday, March 18, 2018 NAME PHONENAMEPHONELackey, Donald W., DDS 941-493-7768 Lahners, William J.,MD 941-488-2020 Laird, R. Clint., DPM 941-624-6300 Lakomy, Dale G., MD 941-485-2340 Lamar, Susan, DMD 941-497-5591 Landis, James P., MD 941-485-8190 Lane, Tom, DPM 941-473-3338 Lang, Todd B., OD 941-637-0202 Larabee, Heather S., MD 941-966-0222 Larkin, Marilyn K. 941-505-0400 Larson, Dean W. MD 941-423-8137 Lastomirsky, Robert R., MD 941-484-8414 Lavarne, Lorena, DMD 941-497-5591 Lawson, Joseph B., DMD 941-764-0919 Lawson, Michael, ARNP, FNP-BC 941-629-9190 Lee, Roger s., DDS 941-743-4425 Lehninger, Nicole R., DMD 941-484-3885 Lemon Bay Dental 941-474-2664 Lenhart, James R, OD 941-488-2020 Leroux, Pierre, MD 941-889-9525 Leslie, Tar, MD 941-625-3402 Letson, William M. JR, MD 941-497-7700 Letson, William M., MD 941-493-4700 Levin, Jon T. DO 863-494-6694 Levy, Kenneth D., MD 941-629-6262 Levy, Marc H., MD 941-627-3238 Lewis, Michael M. 941-766-7474 Lexington Manor 941-766-7991 Li, George, MD 941-764-0800 Lian, Jen, DO 941-627-9768 Life Care Center 941-639-8771 Lifton, Allen, MD 941-485-2220 Lifton, Robin, MD 941-484-3531 Liou, Wen, MD 941-629-4464 Lipkin, Adam P. MD 941-475-5431 Little, Lew, MD 941-441-9007 Llerena, Lynette M., DO 941-681-3690 Lobo, Christopher F., MD 941-766-7222 Loeffler, Arno G., MD 941-483-7000 Lomas, Gregory M, MD 941-485-3351

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 61 NAMEPHONENAME PHONELopez, Mario J., MD 941-764-5858 Lough, Eric, MD 941-483-3377 Lounders, Kenneth W., DMD 941-475-1185 Lovett, William, MD 941-485-4858 Lubiner, Eric T., DO 941-766-7222 Lumkin, Lee R., MD 941-486-1404 Lunin, Scott D., MD 941-766-7222 Lyon, Anthony, MD 941-483-9760 Maas, Carlos E., MD., FACP 941-613-1777 Madera, Arelis, MD 941-235-0542 Madjar, David D Jr, MD 941-480-0715 Maggiore, Joseph J., DDS 941-639-1124 Maggiore, Larry L., DDS 941-629-5597 Maggiore, Rhiannon, OD 941-624-3939 Magnant, Joseph, MD., FACS 239-694-8346 Malone, Michael A., DO 941-764-5858 Malwin, Inger L., DDS 941-488-1459 Malwin, Jarl E., DDS 941 488-1459 Mamad, Karen M., MD 941-917-4700 Manik, Apurba, MD 863-767-1414 ManorCare 941-486-8088 Marek, Charles F., DDS 941-474-2664 Markgraf, Michael R., DDS 941-575-2273 Marmol, Luis G., MD 941-235-1901 Marshall, Judy Y., DMD 941-629-8187 Marshall, Philip L., DMD 941-629-8187 Martin, Jeremy K., DMD 941-575-2626 Martinez, Alexander J. 941-629-6262 Martinez, Manual, MD 941-613-2222 Martinez, Ricardo R., MD 941-764-5858 Martone, Arlene R. MD 941-408-9838 Mascola, Trent, DO 941-492-2212 Masi, Juan, MD 941-423-5056 Mason, Peggy F., DMD 941-484-3551 Matthaews-Ferrari Katina, MD 941-639-8300 Mather, Robt. S., DDS 941-966-1805 Maule, Cynthia, MD 941-484-4778 Maun, Noel A., MD 941-408-0500 Mayers, Stephen, MD 941-244-9430 Mayo, Margaret G., MD 941-624-4748

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Page 62 Sunday, March 18, 2018 NAME PHONENAMEPHONEMazza, Joseph Jr., MD 239-482-7676 McAllister, Bennett, MD 941-625-5895 McAtee, David L., DO 941-255-3535 McCartney, Jonathan, DMD 941-473-9213 McCormick, Michael T., DPM 941-624-6300 McCullough, Craig A., MD 941-488-7716 McCullough, Heather C. MD 941-488-7716 McDonnell, Jonelle K., MD, FAAD 941-205-3376 McEachern, Donald A., MD 941-497-2138 McKenzie, William T. Jr., DMD 941-629-3443 McKinney, Trenity S., MD 941-493-9393 Medina, Avis M., DMD 941-347-7573 Mehserle, William L., MD 941-497-2663 Meleks, Larisa, DO 941-423-5056 Mellor, Amy, MD 941-258-3515 Melser, Marc A., MD 941-235-7281 Memon, Aaron, DMD 941-426-2555 Memon, Muhammed Y., MD 941-625-0414 Memon, Tanweer, MD 941-625-9494 Mendez, Elvin M. MD 941-255-3722 Menendez, Tony, DDS 941-624-4575 Mentzer, Rick, DC 941-627-5414 Mertzlufft, David P., OD 941-488-2020 Mesghali, Sheeba, MD 941-480-0500 Mestrezat, William J., MD 941-925-2020 Metyk, Michael, DPM 941-613-1919 Metyk, Tanya, MD 941-613-1919 Michael, Mumma, MD 941-485-8190 Millares, Avelino, MD 941-474-1042 Millennium 941-743-2277 Miller, Gregory, DO 941-255-3535 Miller, Kevin, MD 941-485-2332 Miller, Rhee, MD 941-205-0270 Mitchell, Christy, DMD 941-627-5858 Moenning, Daniel K., DDS 941-575-9200 Moenning, Michelle W., DDS 941-575-9200 Moenning, Stephen P., MD 941-639-4646 Moitoso, Dental, DMD 941-429-6558 Molzan, Arthur K., DDS 239-772-3700 Monge, Fabrizio J, MD., FCCP 941-205-5300

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 63 NAME PHONENAMEPHONEMontoya, Liliana, MD 941-764-0800 Moopen, Moideen, MD 941-625-1391 Morell, Thomas C., MD 239-949-9000 Morgan, William R. MD 941-484-4778 Mumma, Michael, MD 941-485-8190 Murphy, Jean, MD 941-255-3535 Murty, Velamakanni Krishna, MD 941-627-6400 Myers, Gene E., MD 863-491-9200 Myers, John D., MD 941-629-2900 Nackley, George, MD 941-624-3600 Nagarajan, Devar, MD 941-493-3900 Naik, Alka, MD 941-485-4858 Nair, B. K., MD 941-613-1919 Nandigam, Bala K., MD 941-625-6187 Nandigam, Usha K., MD 941-625-6187 Napoliello, David A., MD 941-388-9525 Narayan, Dev, MD 941-627-2121 Narayanan, Mohan, MD 863-484-5909 Nash, Eric A., MD 941-629-3937 Nathan, Vaidy V., MD 863-494-6599 Navarro, Armando, MD 941-492-2212 Navidomskis, Mathew, DMD, MPH 941-249-9383 Nedelcovych, Pierre, MD 941-244-9430 Neily, J. Gregory, DO 941-493-7400 Newman, Jushua M., MD 941-488-2020 Niffenegger, John H., MD., FACS 941-743-3937 Noah, Joseph, MD 941-485-1505 Noles, Nicole, D.O.M. 941-766-1882 Noltee, Minerva 941-255-8526 Noone, Thomas, MD 941-205-5205 Nord, Janice G., MD 941-255-3535 Novak, Gary L., DMD 941-485-1111 Nunez, Juan E., MD 941-488-2881 Nutegra Medical Nutrition Therapy 941-787-3525 Okomski, Charlene, DO., PA 941-205-2666 Oleary, Kay, DDS 941-627-2011 Orman, Stephen V.,MD 941-408-0500 Overbeck, Cara L., DDS 941-475-0843 Oynick, Guillermo M. 941-488-7716 Pachota, Donna, ARNP 941-484-4778

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Page 64 Sunday, March 18, 2018 NAME PHONENAMEPHONEPacifico, Daniel S., MD 941-485-8190 Padmanabhan, V. S., MD 941-613-1223 Page, Gordon, MD 863-494-8401 Palmer, Timothy L., DDS 941-743-7435 Palomado, Raul, MD 863-376-2214 Pamittan, Franzuel B., MD 941-629-7777 Panjikaran, Rosamma, MD 941-505-0604 Panther Hollow Dental Lodge 941-743-7435 Paolillo, Richard D., MD 941-488-2020 Papan, Ebrahim, MD 941-624-2704Parkside Assisted Living & Memory Cottage 941-979-6023 Parmjit, Gill, MD 863-767-1414 Patel, Dipal, MD 941-258-3635 Patel, Hiren K., MD 941-258-3635 Patel, Mahendra A., MD 863-494-7100 Patel, Vasant, MD 863-494-8401 Patete, Michael, MD 941-485-7783 Patrice, Stephen J., MD., MPH 941-485-2340 Pawich, Rod, R.Ph 941-426-2800 Pawlus, Michael, A., DDS 941-484-9205 Paz, Gina Lombardo 941-255-3535 Pearce, Gary J., MD 863-494-7744 Pearce, Gary J., MD 863-494-7744 Percent, Ivor, MD 941-766-7222 Perdigon, Rhoniel, MD 941-473-5100 Peretz, Julianne, DC 941-475-9500 Perkins, Charles, MD 941-627-6465 Perry, Matthew J., MD 941-309-7000 Peter, Dumas, MD 941-493-4997 Petrofsky, Stephen, DPM 941-625-3330 Peykar, Sydney 800-771-7164 Pfahler, Kenneth, MD 941-475-5621 Phifer, William F., MD 941-488-7716 Pierce, Carol 941-474-0419 Piscitelli, Ann, MD 941-483-3377 Planer, Dana, DO 941-255-3535 Plous, Oren Z., MD., FACS 941-505-2020 Plummer, Gary, DC 941-460-0287 Pogue, Craig S., DC 941-627-3711 Pond, Sandy, LMT 941-421-4313

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 65 NAME PHONENAMEPHONEPopper, Paul M., MD 941-625-6223 Port Charlotte Rehab Center 941-629-7466 Porter, Alan H. MD., FACR 941-485-2340 Pressman, Eric, DO 941-475-5621 Priest, Mark, DO 941-480-2800 Provision Laser Eye Center 941-493-0311 Pumphrey, Cherra F., MD 941-637-2119 Purser, Philip A., MD 941-485-8455 Quigley, Thomas A., III 941-766-7474 Quintos, Elias R., MD 941-639-6616 Quigley, Thomas A., MD 941-766-7474 Radish, Douglas, OD 941-255-5776 Ragozzino, Stefano, OD 941-429-1430 Rainer, Laura, MD 941-483-9725 Raja, Jay, MD 941-408-7188 Rand, Joseph, MD 941-484-0508 Rand, Richard J. Jr, DMD 941-639-8030 Raskauskas, Paul, MD., FACS 941-627-4422 Ravid, Joseph, MD 941-505-2100 Reid, Witford MD 941-423-9100 Reifschneider, Ronald A., DPM 941-743-3668 Reintsema, Eric P., MD 941-423-1111 Reiss, Jason, DO 941-629-6262 Reyes, Joseph, OD 941-625-1325 Reynolds, Ashley, DMD 941-743-7435 Reynolds, Thomas E., DDS 941-484-4001 Rice, David J., MD 941-627-6465 Rice, Wayne W., DC 941-484-0940 Richey, Hobart K., MD 941-484-2246 Rios, F. Louis, MD 941-205-2180 Rioux, John P., MD 941-625-4270 Ritter, David C. MD 239-948-7777 River Commons 941-629-0043 Rivera, Juan, MD 941-205-2600 Riverchase Dermatology 941-955-0360 Riverside Behavioral Center 941-637-2474 Robbins, Harold, II, DC 941-743-5700 Roberts, R. Victor, MD 941-475-2626 Roberts, Ryan E., DMD 941-474-6466 Robertson, Randal C., DMD 941-629-3200

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Page 66 Sunday, March 18, 2018 NAME PHONENAMEPHONERobin, Jeffrey B. MD 941-505-2020 Robinson, Boyd, DPM 941-624-6300 Rodgers, James, DO 941-497-8220 Rodman, John S., MD 941-917-4700 Rodriguez, Charles L., MD 941-488-7727 Rodriguez, Luis R., MD 941-625-1999 Rodriguez, Victor, MD 941-613-2222 Rodriguez-Martin, Arturo, MD 941-613-1356 Roelant, Geoffrey, MD 941-833-1580 Romanski, Erene M., DC 941-412-3800 Romanski, Martin, DC 941-493-2900 Rosenberg, Seth, MD 941-484-2469 Rosenfield, Louis D., MD 941-629-4500 Ross, Ira E., MD 941-492-2212 Ross, Robert Jr., MD 941-485-3351 Ross, Thro Ruane, MD 941-488-0811 Rossman, Steven, DC,PHD 941-625-2667 Rowe, David W., DMD 941-627-5858 Royal Palm Retirement Centre 941-627-6762 RTR Urology 941-485-3351 Ruane, Thomas J., MD 941-485-3351 Ruano, Odel, MD 941-613-1700 Rubenstein, Leonard A., MD 941-957-3890 Rubin, Alec, MD 941-244-9430 Rubin, Keith, DO 941-205-2600 Rubinsak, James R. MD 941-408-0500 Ruggieri, David E., MD 941-637-7000 Russo, Kathie, ARNP 941-828-0250 Sadri, Soorena, CPM 941-624-2141 Sagini, Dennis O. MD 239-337-2003 Salazar, William R., MD 941-764-8550 Sallapudi, Neetha, MD 941-483-9730 Sallapudi, Nitin, DDS 941-485-7006 Samale, Richard, MD 941-483-9700 Sambandam, O., MD 941-627-0323 Samotin, Myles Rubin, MD 941-661-6757 Sanchez, George, DMD 941-637-0101 Santaella, Elliot, MD 863-494-1918 Sarasota Memorial 941-917-9000 Sarasota Orthopedic Assoc. 941-951-2663

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 67 NAMEPHONENAME PHONESarasota Skin & Cancer Center 941-966-0222 Sardzinski, Michael, DMD 941-492-3570 Sarfraz, A. Islam MD 941-426-4448 Sarzier, John S., MD 239-772-5577 Saslow, Howard F., MD 941-625-0984 Savage, Douglas F. MD 239-432-0774 Schaeperklaus, Alan, DDS 941-484-4357 Schaible, Eric, MD., FACS 941-625-1325 Schapley, Kevin, DMD 941-426-0615 Scheer, Steven J., MD 941-342-3400 Schroering, Stephen P, MD 941-637-2663 Schulte, William J. MD 941-483-9700 Schurman, Seth S., MD 239-939-2828 Schwartz, Donald P., MD 239-945-0505 Schwarz, C. Michael, MD 941-484-4778 Scott, Patricia A., DDS 941-625-8500 Seshadri, Kala, MD 941-627-5151 Seshadri, Sash S. MD 941-627-5151 Sforzo, Christopher R., MD 941-378-5100 Shadle, Douglas J., MD 941-639-4248 Shahzad, Saeed, MD 941-833-1750 Shamsham, Fadi, MD 941-497-5511 Shariff, Souhail, MD 941-244-9536 Sharma, Ashish G., MD 941-627-4422 Sharma, Om D. MD 941-475-8291 Shartzer, Jay C., DDS 239-275-8880 Shell, Stephanie, DO 941-743-3311 Shell, Steven, DO 941-743-3311 Shelton, Tiffani, DO 941-833-1580 Shenoy, Parna, MD 239-278-4733 Shevach, Michael N. 941-627-6465 Shoemaker, David, MD 941-474-2020 Shoemaker, S. Brad, MD 941-485-8190 Siddiqi, Dennis, DMD 941-627-8022 Sidduns, Jennifer A., ARNP 941-966-0222 Siegel, David A., MD 941-426-0632 Sigafoose, James M., DC 941-493-3445 Silverman, Larry N., MD 941-485-8455 Silvestre, Justino, MD 941-255-9815 Simoneau, Cheryl, OD 941-625-1325

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Page 68 Sunday, March 18, 2018 NAME PHONENAMEPHONESimovitz, Rick, MD 941-484-8792 Sims, Douglas, MD 941-445-5425 Smith, Bryan L., MD 941-488-7742 Smith, Daniel 941-888-3232 Smith, Gregory L, DC. 941-423-2667 Smolinski, Donna L., DMD 941-766-9156 Snead, John W. MD 941-936-8686 Solaris Heath Care 941-255-5855 Sollot, Stephen, DO 941-497-4303 Soto, Edgardo, MD., FCCP 941-613-1777 Southwest Florida Heart Center 941-766-4122 Southwest Pain Center 941-627-9095 Spadafora, Joseph, DO 941-625-1325 Spencer Jonathan, MD 941-625-7775 Spencer, Stephen A., MD 941-613-2400 Spinella, Anthony J DPM 941-484 2602 Spremulli, Mary, MA, CCC-SLP 941-204-1515 Stampar, Michael G. DO 941-205-3030 Stchur, Robert, MD 941-629-6262 Stelly, Christopher T., MD 941-575-9300 Stephenson, P. Dee G., MD., FACS 941-485-1121 Stevens, Carol W., DDS 941-743-7434 Stevens, Scott A., OD 941-488-2020 Stoker, Kristin, OD 941-426-9521 Story, Curtis, MD 941-426-6622 Stout, Gene F. DDS 941-743-4545 Strickland, George, DDS 941-488-1730 Suleskey, Charles A. DPM 941-493-7999 Sundeen, David, DDS 941-474-2664 Sutshi, SanJeev, MD 941-883-5050 Swanson, Rozales, MD 941-206-0325 Sweet, Craig R., MD 239-275-8118 Swenson, Andrew J., DDS 941-493-7768 Swing, Fred P., MD 941-629-2355 Swor, Gray B., MD 941-485-2340 Tadalan, Lourdes, MD 941-639-7880 Tamayo, Numa, MD 941-613-2222 Tan, Ekiong C. MD 941-475-5405 Tarakofsky, Debra, MS, CCC-SLP 866-578-0078 Tarn, Lawrence A., DDS 941-475-3962

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 Page 69 NAME PHONENAMEPHONETemplet, Julie T., MD 941-966-0222 Teodorescu, Dumitru-Dan, MD 863-494-1918 Thatte, Lalita, MD 941-629-4676 The Heart Institute of Venice 941-412-0026 The Windsor of Venice 941-408-2600 Theriault, James V., DC 941-497-7005 Tietsworth, James H., MD 941-629-3937 Tingle, William J., MD 941-309-7000 Tisinger, Christine, ARNP 941-564-4058 Tobin, Janet M. MD 941-629-3435 Toledo, Delia 941-883-4518 Toman, Charles, V., MD 941-637-2663 Tracy, Mark S., DPM 941-627-6366 Triana, Elizabeth A. MD, FAAFP 941-625-1990 Triola, Brian R., MD 941-629-4500 Tucci, Steven M., MD 941-764-1933 Twargoski, Paul, DMD 941-493-5495 Ulitsky, Olga, MD 941-484-8222 Ultimate Wellness Physical Therapy 941-764-9695 Unity Medical 941-235-1840 Upendram, Sailendra, MD 941-475-5621 Urschel, William, DMD 941-492-2967 Vaddepally, MD 941-474-4040 Vakil, Samir S., DPM 941-639-0025 Valente, L. K., MD 941-627-9095 Valladares, Navija, MD 941-205-2600 Van Nostrand, Kevin, DC 941-205-2180 Vanderbeck, James, DC 941-627-0095 Velamakanni, Krishna, MD., PhD 941-629-7092 Velez, Sherrilyn, ARNP 941-629-4464 Venetian Dental 941-234-4455 Venice Regional Bayfront Health 941-485-7711 Vidolin, John Paul, MD 941-497-1771 Villanueva, Peter R., MD 863-494-1553 Villotti, James P., MD 941-474-9581 Vollberg, Carlton R., MD 941-743-4445 Waddell, Holly, DPM 941-624-3668 Wagner, William H. Jr., MD 941-486-6120 Wahl, Stephen M., MD 800-346-0634 Walden, Bethany L. Au.D 941-766-8886 Walker, Joseph P. MD., FACS 941-627-4422 Walker, Monica, MD 941-486-1404

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Page 70 Sunday, March 18, 2018 NAME PHONENAMEPHONEWaltimyer, Anelique, MD 941-474-0778 Wang, Gordon, MD 941-505-0974 Wassenaar, John W., MD 941-917-4700 Wasserman, Justin, MD 941-484-8222 Wasserman, Steven Jay, MD 941-484-8222 Waterside Dental 941-417-8280 Wazny, Tomasz K., MD 941-613-2800 Weber, Elizabeth L., ARNP 941-613-2400 Weckesser, Barry J, MD 941-412-0026 Weerasooriya, Shanaka, L., DMD 941-474-9548 Wei, Michael H. C., MD 941-205-5864 Weitzel, Andrew K., DO 941-625-1550 Weitzner, Ronald I, MD 941-484-4409 Wesson, Michael D., OD 941-575-0903 Wierichs, Frank J., MD 941-484-3234 Williams, Andre M., DPM 941-639-0025 Williams, Keith A., MD 941-207-4117 Williams, Susan F., MD., PA 941-743-7337 Williams, Thomas, MD 941-309-7000 Williamson, Douglas E., MD 941-485-0137 Willingham, Thomas III, MD 941-629-7855 Willkomm, Christopher, MD 941-488-7742 Wilson, David G III, DDS 941-625-5141 Windom, Jon, DDS 941-575-2626 Wing, Glenn L., MD 941-627-4422 Wing, Yeen, MD 941-206-0325 Witkowski, Edmund, MD 941-485-1505 Wolpmann, Michael J., MD 941-485-5700 Wong, Keye L., MD., FACS 941-743-3937 Woolverton, William S., MD 941-492-5666 Wright Clark J., DMD 941-493-5923 Wright, Paul S. ARNP 941-457-0071 Wright-Brown, Vance M., MD 941-766-7222 Wulff, Enrique, MD 941-244-9322 Yadanza, James, DC, PA 941-639-2900 Yamashita, Geary S., DDS 941-828-1698 Yaege, Arlo H., DPM 941-639-0025 Yaremo, Theodore, MD 941-637-6062 Yeen, Wing, MD 941-206-0326 Yeh, Joseph S., MD 941-917-4700 Yonker, Richard A., DO 941-475-3839 Young, Aimee, M.D. 941-766-0400 Yturralde, Frederick R.,MD 941-497-5511 Yurosko, John J., DMD 941-493-3352 Zamora, Isaac, MD 941-365-0330 Zieman, B. Martin, OD 941-235-2015 Zusman, Neil B., MD 941-624-4500

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NEW YORK … The curtain goes up and the opening number of the new Broadway musical Frozen kicks o with little Disney princesses Anna and Elsa on stage in front of a packed house. Backstage at the St. James Theatre, their grown-up counterparts are letting loose for an audience of two.The second-oor dressing room of CaissieLevy, who plays ice queen Elsa (she of the empowerment anthem Let It Go ), is the location of a nightly dance party co-starring her theatrical partner Patti Murin, aka Elsas vivacious, loving younger sister, Anna. Since they dont have to come out right away, the two use the rst 10 minutes of Frozen to bust a few moves to the downstairs show tune. Sometimes theres some jumping on the couch, sometimes there are some ballet moves that are truly heinous that no one should ever witness,Ž Levy says, laughing. Its always done in our nude undergarments, which are really unattractive: a whole lot of Spanx and tights, and we dont look cute at all.Ž Its all business and belting once the Broadway veterans inhabit their characters in Disneys next big musical extravaganza, now in previews (the show opens March 22). Producers could have done a note-for-note staging of the 2013 Oscar-winning animated movie and been just ne, nancially: The lm spawned a cultural phenomenon that continues to this day. Fans at Disney World wait hours to meet Anna and Elsa or to get on the Frozen Ever After ride. They can buy a litany of stu „ from hoodies to toothbrushes „ featuring the sisters or that lovable goofball snowman, Olaf, and theyre probably already planning to Broadway veteran Caissie Levy sings the Oscar-winning song Let It GoŽ as Elsa in Frozen.ŽPHOTOS BY ANDREW ECCLESHot stu: Frozen comes to BroadwayTHEATERBrian TruittUSA TODAYSeeFROZEN,Page2U Patti Murinconnected with Anna after seeing FrozenŽ for the rst time in a movie theater. USA SNAPSHOTSSOURCE HomeAway survey of 1,006 dog own e MIKE B. SMITH, JANET LOEHRKE/USA TODAY35 % of U.S. do g owners hav e traveled o will trav e with thei pets thi s yea r SUNDAY TVTune in : Station 19 the latest addition to ABC's Thursday night lineup, premieres at 9 ET/PT. The series from the executive producers of Greys Anatomy and Scandal follows a group of reghters stationed at Seattle Fire Station 19.DVD/BLU-RAYView : Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is out on Tuesday. The lmfollows four teens who are transported via a video game into an alternate world.STREAMINGWatch : Catch Santa Clarita Diets second season this Friday. The series, starring Timothy Olyphant and Drew Barrymore, follows husband-and-wife Realtors Joel and Sheila, who must adjust when Sheila goes through a dramaticchange.MUSICListen : Jack White releases Boarding House Reach on Friday. The albums singles include Connected by Love Respect Commander and Over and Over and Over .CALENDAR Kevin Hart SONY Jack White GETTY IMAGESPlan your week in entertainment with these highlights and pop-culture milestones: Compiled by Mar y Cadden USA TODAY LIFE MARCH 1 8 2 01 8 USA SNAPSHOTSSOURCE HomeAway survey of 1,006 dog ownersMIKE B. SMITH, JANET LOEHRKE/USA TODAY35%of U.S. dog owners have traveled or will travel with their pets this year.

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2 SUNDAY,MARCH18,2018 USA TODAY LIFE PRESIDENT AND PUBLISHERJohn ZidichCHIEF REVENUE OFFICERKevin Gentzel 7950 Jones Branch Dr., McLean, Va. 22108, 703-854-3400 Published by Gannett USA TODAY LIFE is published weekly. Advertising: All advertising published in USA TODAY is subject to the current rate card; copies available from the advertising department. USA TODAY may in its sole discretion edit, classify, reject or cancel at any time any advertising submitted. National, Regional: 703-854-3400 Reprint permission, copies of articles, glossy reprints: or call 212-221-9595 USA TODAY is a member of The Associated Press and subscribes to other news services. USA TODAY, its logo and associated graphics are registered trademarks. All rights reserved. USA TODAY is committed to accuracy. To reach us at any time, call 800-872-7073 or e-mail Please indicate whether youre res p ondin g to content online or in the news p a p er. Corrections & Clarifications Trusting News project USA TODAY is undertaking an effort to better demonstrate our own credibility by participating in a national effort called the Trusting News project. The project, conducted by the Reynolds Journalism Institute, aims to examine how news organizations can build trust. In January, we started exploring weekly initiatives that explain who we are and why we do what we do, and weve been working on being more accessible and responsive to you. For more information or to send feedback, email Desair Brown at yourselves „ the wild and wonderful St. Patricks Day weekend is here. As much as you may love to celebrate St. Patricks Day, your favorite TV shows just may love it more. The infamous debauchery on the holiday allows characters to get a little wasted and let loose. We rounded up ve of our favorite St. Patricks Day episodes that are available to streamand hope you make better decisions than some of these guys. If you have to work before you celebrate: St. Patricks Day,Ž The OfficeThe rare St. Paddys episode about not being able to party, this Season 6 outing from The Oce which takes place just after Pam (Jenna Fischer) gives birth to her and Jims (John Krasinski) rst baby, mostly focuses on the tension between Michael (Steve Carell) and Jo (Kathy Bates). Jo makes everyone work late, delaying their St. Patricks Day plans (Michael was going to meet Todd Packer, of course), although eventually everyone gets to meet up at the bar. Stream it on Netix.If you regret your partying decisions: No Tomorrow,Ž How I Met Your MotherThe long-running sitcom was (partially) able to keep Ted (Josh Radnor) from meeting the titular mother for nine seasons because it argued that he had to mature into the kind of man she would fall in love with. No episode argues that point better than this Season 3 gem, in which Ted and Barney (Neil Patrick Harris)go all out on St. Paddys Day, and Ted is kind of a jerk. The mother just happened to be at the same bar, and if she and Ted had met, they might never have gotten together. Stream it on Hulu.If you channel Tracy Jordan: The Funcooker,Ž 30 RockIn addition to subplots about GEs new tiny microwave and an appearance from Dr. Spaceman (Chris Parnell),this Season 3 episode also is memorable for being the one where Tracy (Tracy Morgan)and Jenna (Jane Krakowski)get wasted and then host the TV coverage of the St. Patricks Day parade. Cursing, passing out and an FCC ne ensue. Stream it on Hulu.If you like chaos: Charlie Catches a Leprechaun,Ž Its Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaNobody does St. Patricks Day like the Its Always Sunny crew. In this Season 11episode, Charlie (Charlie Day)and Mac (Rob McElhenney)spend most of their time trying to catch a thieving leprechaun while Dennis (Glenn Howerton)tries to create a mobile St. Paddys pub experience. There are varying degrees of success all around. Stream it on Hulu.If you love pranks: Bar Wars VII: The Naked Prey,Ž CheersEven in its 11th season, Cheers was still delivering the goods, and the cast lets loose in this silly episode. The bar battles Garys Olde Towne Tavern for the most St. Patricks Day sales. Stream it on Hulu.BINGEINGYour Irish eyes will smile with these ve Kaitlin Olson, Glenn Howerton, Danny DeVito, Charlie Day, and Rob McElhenney are mesmerized by the holiday on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.ŽCRAIG BLANKENHORN/FXKelly Lawler USA TODAY Tracy (Tracy Morgan) and Jenna (Jane Krakowski) love a parade. NBC Steve Carell visit their nearest cinemas on Nov. 27, 2019, for Frozen 2 The movies creative team has devised a musical that honors and also adds to Frozen s legacy while making it more socially relevant than ever. Songwriting couple Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez crafted 12 new tunes for the show, and movie director Jennifer Lee wrote the book, which expands Anna and Elsas back story. Add theatrical director Michael Grandage, who has taken this story that people think is for little kids because of the branding, and hes made it this very rich, Shakespearean, lush adult story,Ž says Anderson-Lopez. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersens The Snow Queen Frozen at its warm heart is about a pair of sisters who grow up in isolation and nd their way back to each other. Due to an accident involving Elsas ice powers, shes kept apart from her sibling for much of their childhood, even as they each harbor a yearning to be close to one another. After their parents die, Elsa is crowned queen of the kingdom of Arendelle. And after a lifetime of keeping her snowy abilities bottled up, she accidentally lets them loose and turns Arendelle into an icicle. Elsa leaves Arendelle on a mission of self-discovery, while Anna hooks up with hunky ice deliveryman Kristo (played in the musical by Jelani Alladin) and Olaf (singing puppeteer Greg Hildreth) to nd her sister. Murin, a New York native who has done Xanadu and Lysistrata Jones on Broadway, is a Disney kidŽ who connected with Anna when she saw Frozen in a movie theater ve years ago. Anna was the rst one where I was like, Oh, thats totally my princess,  Murin says. She doesnt quite have the poise that a lot of the other Disney heroines have. She is a true heroine. With others, its a lot of women waiting around for men to come and kiss them. And she doesnt.Ž Levy says she was an early adopter of the Frozen franchise, taking in a screening with her girlfriends and thinking it would be a perfect musical.Ž The most glaring dierence between Frozen and many of Levys other Broadway productionsis the lack of a romantic love interest. Its colored the entire experience in a dierent shade,Ž Levy says. Its been a really cool thing to explore as a woman and as an actor to be doing a show that centers around the love of two sisters. ... What that tells the world is its a really exciting time to be doing a show thats not about a man.Ž That non-romantic take on true love hit a nerve with women when the movie came out, Murin adds, and now with the Me Too and Times Up movements, its re-establishing that, but it also explores the complex relationships of sisters and women with each other. Its not the easiest relationship. We have not been raised as of yet in society to fully support other women, so were guring it out how to do it ourselves.Ž Disney is showing its progressive side with another of Frozen s core dynamics: In the movie, Kristo is a blond white guy who falls for Anna, and in the musical its Broadway rookie Alladin, an African-American Brooklynite. Alladin wanted to bring an emotional quality to Kristo. Someone called me an action gure the other day (but) to then have these moments in Act 2 where he opens up „ you see the warmth, the tenderness, the heart.Ž Not everybody was a fan at rst. During a pre-Broadway run in Denver last year, Alladin received hate mail regarding his race and the on-stage interracial romance. (African-American actor James Brown III plays Anna and Elsas father in the Broadway production, while Asian-American actress Ann Sanders is their mother.) I had to take a moment to say, You know what, if this is what being a pioneer in this type of thing has to be and what I have to deal with, I will deal with it,Ž Alladin says. But toward the end of their Denver days, he says, People didnt say, Oh, theres a black man playing Kristo. When I came on stage, they just saw Kristo.Ž Kristo and Anna get a new duet, What Do You Know About Love? and Elsa sings both the interior monologue Dangerous to Dream in the rst act and Monster in the second. The Oscar-winningElsa anthem is, unsurprisingly, the biggest in the musical as it ends the rst act. At a recent performance, with the Broadway casts of Aladdin and The Lion King in the house, a buzz starts as soon as theopening piano notes signal Elsas appearance. Little girls shush each other, then everybody erupts in cheers once Elsa literally lets her hair down and closes with the iconic line, The cold never bothered me anyway.Ž Its Levys favorite part of the show. Its such a nice turn for the character to go from spending most of the rst act in fear and anxiety to then just letting herself be who she is and celebrating it,Ž says the actress.FrozenContinued from Page 1U Anna (Patti Murin) falls hard for Hans (John Riddle) in the musical Frozen.ŽDEEN VAN MEER

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USA TODAY LIFE SUNDAY,MARCH18,2018 3 TRAVELBoeing rolled out its 10,000th 737 jet Tuesday, marking the latest milestone for the workhorse airplane that just celebrated its 50th anniversary in April 2017. For the 10,000th 737, thousands of employees gathered at Boeings factory in Renton, Wash., to commemorate the occasion. This incredible milestone is a testament to the work we do every day to build the most reliable and ecient single-aisle airplane in the world,Ž Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Kevin McAllister said in a statement. The 737 is the best-selling commercial passenger jet of all time. Boeing continues to rake in sales for the plane, including the new MaxŽ versions of the jet that represent the latest update to the model. The plane that rolled out on Tuesday is a 737 Max 8 variant bound for Southwest, the worlds top operator of the 737. Boeings Renton assembly line remains busy with 737 activity. Boeing says it will increase 737 production from the current rate of 47 airplanes per month to 52 airplanes per month later this year. The 737 program has more than 4,600 airplanes still on order, according to Boeing. „ Ben Mutzabaugh Boeing employees celebrate the 10,000th 737 jet to come off the assembly line. BOEINGMajor milestone for popular planeNew Mexicos Chile Capital of the WorldŽ license plate is the winner of Americas Best License Plate Award for 2017, the state announced in a news release. This is the second time New Mexico has received the award, issued annually by the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association, therelease stated. In 2011, the state won the award for the turquoise Centennial License Plate. Gov. Susana Martinez said she was proud to accept the award. Chile plays a signicant role in our states culture and is one of our greatest treasures,Ž she said. This license plate lets the world know that New Mexico is „ without a doubt „ the Chile Capital of the World.Ž ALPCA president Cyndi McCabe noted the plate was simply stunning.Ž Seventeen license plates were nominated for the award, the release stated. Hawaii came in a distant second place, followed by Wyoming and Oklahoma. Since the launch of the license plate in July 2017, the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division has issued nearly 1 40,000 Chile Capital of the WorldŽ license plates. ALPCA sponsors the annual Best License Plate Award program. Pennsylvania won the rst award in 1971. „ Las Cruces Sun-News New Mexicos Chile Capital license plate was named the USAs best.NEW MEXICOChile license plate puts the heat on DISPATCHES Its a long way from the U.K.s Island of Sodor to Pittsburgh. But Thomas the Tank Engine will be making the transatlantic journey. The cheeky little engine and his pals will be taking up residence at Kennywood when the historic amusement park opens Thomas Town this summer. Based on the popular Nick Jr. series Thomas & Friends the highlight of the new land will be a ride aboard a train led by a full-size replica of the blue locomotive. Four additional rides themed to other characters on the program, along with an indoor play area and a show, also will be making their debut. Like the Nick Jr. series and the Thomas line of toys, Thomas Town will be geared to young children. Thomas will commandeer the existing Olde Kennywood Railroad. According to Nick Paradise, the parks director of public relations, the seven-minute train ride will chug along the same route it has been taking for years. It will meander along a blu that overlooks the Monongahela River and oer views of the Edgar Thomson Steel Works, one of the nations oldest mills. Its an industrial, yet natural setting,Ž Paradise says. Riders will feel like theyve been transported to the Island of Sodor.Ž The parks 36-inch narrow-gauge railway trains have a colorful history. They date to 1939, when visitors at the New York Worlds Fair rst rode them. After the fair, Gimbels, the department store in downtown Pittsburgh, bought the trains. In 1945, Kennywood moved the trains to its park, where they have remained. Coincidentally, the rst of the Railway Series books, which later introduced Thomas the Tank Engine, was published in 1945. Some Six Flags parks had small Thomas-themed areas for a couple of seasons, but they have since removed the branding. In 2015, Edaville Family Theme Park in Carver, Mass., opened a Thomas Land. Kennywoods land will mark the second permanent location in North America where kids and their families will be able to visit Thomas and his friends. Hemmed in by the river, and located on hilly terrain, Kennywood has precious little space to expand. We have to get creative when adding new things,Ž Paradise says. The park was able to carve out just less than an acre next to its Auto Race ride for Thomas Town. Despite its small size, the land will incorporate a slew of new features. The other attractions will be similar to ones at Edavilles Thomas Land, including Harolds Helicopter Tour, a Dumbo-style spinning ride. Passengers will be able to move the helicopter vehicles up and down using a joystick. Riders aboard re trucks will circle a faux burnin g buildin g and shoot water from cannons to try and extinguish the ames for Flynns Fire Training. Diesel Drivers will send a convoy of diesel engines around a short track. Passengers aboard Crankys Drop Tower will ascend 45 feet and plummet down. Other than infants, riders of virtually any age will be able to experience all of the Thomas Town rides except for the drop tower, which will have a 42-inch height requirement. The land will have an indoor play zone with a climbing structure and a model railroad display area where kids will be able to become conductors and engineers. Clips from the Thomas and Friends series will be screened in the climate-controlled space. Three times daily, the park also will present Steel City Adventures, an outdoor show featuring Sir Topham Hatt, the imposing head of the railway, and Gordon, James, Emily and Percy, four of the trains at Tidmouth Sheds. Paradise sa y s that the show will help explain why Thomas and the gang are in Pittsburgh. The audience will learn that the trains are bringing special things to Kennywood, like wood for the wooden roller coasters,Ž he says. Kennywood is known for its trio of wooden coasters, which date to the 1920s. The oldest, Jack Rabbit, opened in 1920. Kennywood traces its origins to 1898, when, appropriately enough, it was a trolley park. Around the turn of the century, railway companies built and operated parks at the ends of their lines to encourage weekend ridership. Kennywood is located on the outskirts of Pittsburgh in West Miin. While there used to be hundreds of trolley parks, Kennywood is one of a handful that remain in operation today and is designated a National Historic Landmark. The parks Kiddieland was one of the amusement industrys rst areas dedicated to rides for young children. Thomas Town will oer Kennywoods rst new kiddie rides in 10 years. Unlike modern theme parks, Kennywood is a classic amusement park. Its more of a random collection of rides than attractions designed to tell stories and conform to unied themes. For the parks 120th anniversary, Thomas Town marks a departure. We have to walk a ne line,Ž Paradise says. We continue to evolve and oer new attractions for todays guests. But we also stay true to our roots.Ž It's a long way from the U.K.s Island of Sodor to Pittsburgh. Still, Thomas the Tank Engine will be making the transatlantic journey to Kennywood amusement park. MATTELThomas the Tank Engine chugging to KennywoodArthur LevineSpecial to USA TODAY The cheeky little engine and pals will be taking up residence at Kennywood when the amusement park opens Thomas Town this summer. KURT MILLER/KENNYWOOD Kennywood is known for its wooden coasters, which date to the 1920s. Jack Rabbit opened in 1920. KENNYWOOD Its an industrial, yet natural setting. Riders will feel like theyve been transported to the Island of Sodor.ŽNick ParadiseKennywood director of public relations

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4 SUNDAY,MARCH18,2018 USA TODAY LIFE The scene: A porcine logo adorning a barbecue restaurant is usually a good sign, and over the years Ive seen cartoon pigs, pigs in top hats with bejeweled canes (my favorite), and pigs holding a ham (a little creepy), but never before have I seen a pig with a cast on one of its legs. The logo is a stand-in for restaurant owner and pitmaster Carey Bringle, a Nashville native who grew up around Western Tennessees barbecue culture and fondly recalls his grandfather cooking whole hogs for family gatherings. Bringle was mentored in competition barbecue by his uncle, who competed in the rst Memphis in May World Championship in 1976. Hooked, Bringle has competed in the Super Bowl of SwineŽ for more than 25 years, taking second-place honors three times with his former team, Hog Wild. The pig represents barbecue, and the cast represents Bringle, who lost his right leg to bone cancer at age 17. He emerged with a new outlook and dedication to living life to the fullest, and his samesense of humor, reected in the Peg Leg Porker brand. The Nashville eatery opened in 2013, and Bringle also has a line of sauces and rubs, professional-grade home smokers, even limited-edition Peg Leg Porker whiskey. Therestaurant enjoys a prominent location in The Gulch, a trendy neighborhood located between the citys Music Row and downtown. It is big and, with the upstairs addition and large open-air front patio, seats a few hundred people. Because it often has been featured on TV, Peg Leg Porker is sought out by visitors, and you routinely see people come in with luggage, straight from or on their way to the airport. Reason to visit: dry ribs, green beans, fried hand pies The food: Pork is the main event, and named Bringles dry ribs the best in the nation. The operation is derived from the owner's experience in competition barbecue, and focused on pork. Bringle describes his style as West Tennessee, meaning hickory wood in the smoker and tomato-based sauce in mild and hot versions, served as a condiment alongside un-sauced ribs. The signature dry ribs are unusual, seasoned just with Kosher salt, then smoked for eight to 10 hours, a long time for ribs. They are nished with house spice rub only when pulled from the smoker and served. Bringlegets anice bark, and the contrast with the tender ribs is great. With all the avor from the dry rub you really dont need any sauce. There is alsorst-class pulled pork (plate or sandwich), where you get to experience the delicious barbecue sauce, and solid smoked half chicken. There is more variety in the appetizers, with a nice take on barbecue nachos. Sides are more noteworthy, including a standout potato salad. Green beans are cooked in the smoker, and are the best Ive ever had. The beans are also very good, the coleslaw above average, the mac and cheese fair, and the fries uninspired. Nashville has a vibrant brewing scene and Tennessee has a famous whiskey scene, so the full bar has 11local taps and lots of brown spirits, including a private bourbon label. The only dessert optionis the all too rare fried hand pie. These empanadashaped hot pies come in peach, apple and chocolate. Pilgrimage-worthy?: Yes for barbecue fans. Rating: Yum! (Scale: Blah, OK, Mmmm, Yum!, OMG!) Price: $$ ($ cheap, $$ moderate, $$$ expensive) Details: 903 Gleaves St., Nashville; 615-829-6023; peglegporker.comPeg Leg is worth a pilgrimage to NashvilleLarry OlmstedSpecial to USA TODAY The restaurants name and logo are nods to the owner and pitmaster, who lost a leg to bone cancer. PHOTOS BY LARRY OLMSTED, SPECIAL TO USA TODAY EXPERIENCEFOR MORE INFORMATIONUSATODAY.COM/EXPERIENCE/ TRAVEL FOOD & DRINK The dry rub is applied to ribs only after smoking and before serving. ANTARCTICA … I bundle up next to my sister in my heavy-duty sleeping bag around 11p.m. The sun has just set and the snowy peaks are bathed in a pale pink hue, making everything look even more like a fairytale wonderland. Gentle waves wash over pebbles on shore. A fast-ying petrel squawks as it passes by. And a curious seal pops its head out of thewater, eyeballing us. Its mid-November, summertime in Antarctica, and the weather is a mild 37 degrees Fahrenheit. This time of year there are nearly 24 hours of daylight. So Im not counting on getting a lot of sleep. But the show is spectacular. So, how did I make my way to one of the worlds most remote campsites? Pretty easily: our expedition vessel, the Ocean Endeavor, dropped us o for the night. Through Quark Expeditions camping program, intrepid passengers can experience a night of snoozing under the brilliant Antarctic sky. Our snow-covered spot by the shore is almost completely devoid of manmade noise even though there are dozens of campers nearby. I think most sign up for the bragging rights,Ž says Jimmy MacDonald, a guide with Quark Expeditions. To be able to say that Ive spent the night in Antarctica is pretty cool.Ž Here, its not uncommon to wake up to penguins staring you down or to the noise of whales feeding. I remember waking up Christmas day, and there were penguins scattered in between almost every bivy sack,Ž says MacDonald. Weve had Weddell seals within 15 meters (about 50 feet) of people sleeping.Ž Inside my bivy sack,its toasty. Nothing wakes me until around midnight, when I hear whats known as Antarctic thunder.Ž With a kaboom not unlike reworks, there is snow rushing down the mountain behind us. Thankfully there is a ridge separating us. Here are other equally epic spots. Camp by the glow of avolcano Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkTheres nothing like spending the night inside a national park, especially when that park is home to an active volcano,Kšlauea. And you can stay about a half mile awayat Namakanipaio Campground. Volcano House, the only lodging within the park, oers three ways to camp: a camper cabin that sleeps four, a tent with a mattress or a campsite lot where you canbring you own tent. The lava lake within Halemaumau Crater is currently the largest lava lake on earth,Ž says Jessica Ferracane, public aairs specialist at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Its about 10 acres in size. So the reective glow it casts into the night sky is quite dramatic.Ž Tip: The park is open 24 hours a day,Ž says Ferracane. If you come before sunrise or after 9 p.m., you can practically get the volcano to yourself.Ž Snooze on the side of a cliff Estes Park, Colo.Sign up to spend the night sleeping under the stars on a portaledge, a nylon cot no bigger than the size of two sleeping bags. You hike up to base camp, then up to Deville III, a perch with views of Rocky Mountain National Park. Once there, yourappel down to the portaledge where you have dinner and fall asleep. After breakfast, you rappel down. Tip: Bring extra layers.View northern lights from a hut Kilpisjrvi, FinlandKilpisjrvi, a remote Finnish village, is known for its beautiful Arctic tundra. This makes it the perfect spot to gaze up at the northern lights. The new Aurora Wilderness Camp has two mobile, twoperson, glass-roofed huts placed in a primelocation.Amenities include a gas stove,bed, table, heater, dry toilet, snowshoes and kick sleds. Tip: Add a snowmobile excursion to the border where Norway, Finland and Sweden meet.Sleep beneath an arch Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument, UtahCoyote Gulch is home to two arches, a natural bridge and several waterfalls. The Jacob Hamblin Arch is the show stopper. At 150 feet wide and 100 feet tall, its amonument inside the canyon. You can either rappel directly down to it... or you can take one of three other methods to hike in,Ž says Kristin Addis, creator of Since its not as well-knownas so many other more popular trails in Utah, you can get a nice little area to yourself directly under the arch.Ž Tip: Most hikers turn a visit to the Jacob Hamblin Arch into a multi-day backpacking trip. Apply for an overnight permit through the National Park Service. Camping in Antarctica is a bucket-list activity.LEAH MURR In Colorado, spend the night sleeping under the stars on a portaledge, a nylon cot no bigger than the size of two sleeping bags.JIM HOBARTSarah SekulaSpecial to USA TODAYAntarctica to arches, go to extremes while camping In Hawaii, you can camp about a half mile from one of an active volcano: Kšlauea.NPS

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USA TODAY LIFE SUNDAY,MARCH18,2018 5 BOOKSMarch is Womens History Month, and one of the most important milestones for those with two X chromosomes was getting the right to vote. In the United States, womens suffrage became the federal law of the land with the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which was passed by Congress on June 4, 1919, and ratied Aug. 18, 1920. The 14-month journey was not an easy one, but the climax came when suragists worked tirelessly to secure the 36th state ratication required. That little-known battleground was Tennessee. The epic struggle to secure the vote for half the American population is chronicled in The Womans Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote (Viking, 340 pp ., eeeE ). Author Elaine Weiss presents both sides arguments and the challenges each faced. Suragettes and their male allies felt the right to vote had belonged to American women since Abigail Adams rst asked her husband to remember the ladiesŽ before the U.S. declared independence in 1776. That European countries „ including Germany, which the U.S. had fought in the recently ended Great War „ had seen t to give their female citizens the vote made it all the more important to the so-called Sus. Opponents „ called Antis „ were vocal about their fear that women would be sullied by engaging in the mans world of dirty politics; there were even women among their ranks.What the Antis didnt discuss as loudly were male politicians fears that women who o pp osed their p ositions would vote them out of oce, along with the reluctance of Americans „ of both genders, but of one color „ to give AfricanAmerican women the vote. (Black mens surage became ocial when the 15th Amendment was ratied in 1870.)And that monumental clash came down to a state better known for liquor and railroads than cuttin g -ed g e p ublic policy, a state in the Jim Crow South, a state with enough regional conicts and political inghting to make Gen. John J. Pershing queasy. Weissreportage clearly shows she did a huge amount of research, which enables her to add splashes of color to what could have easily become a snooze-worthy political-science tome. Bits about the special pin suragettes who went to prison were awarded by their colleagues and the various main characters preght histories add wonderful dimensionto this important tale. But much of the drama seeps out of the book, the result of too many unnecessary details andchapters that bounce between themes and timelines. And an explanatory list at the front of the book of important players and the similarsounding organizations on both sides o f the issue would have hel p ed. REVIEWThe Womans Hour: A nations epic power struggleZlati MeyerUSA TODAY Author Elaine WeissAs he approaches his 70th birthday on March 22, Andrew Lloyd Webber has decided the time is right to share some memories (sorry). And yes, the story behind Memory from Cats or at least Barbra Streisands rendition of it, is one of the juicier tales in Unmasked (Harper, 487 pp., eeeE ), Lloyd Webbers meticulously rendered memoir of his life and fabulous career „ up to The Phantom of the Opera in 1986. (He says he planned to write a singlevolume autobiography, but verbosityŽ got in the way. He wraps up the ensuing 30 years in a mindbogglingly brief nal chapter that may presage a sequel.) Even if the 1970s and 80s marked the creative pinnacle for Lloyd Webber (and early collaborator, lyricist Tim Rice), the composer/musical impresario has been enjoying a revival. In 2017, four of his shows were on Broadway at the same time. And on Easter Sunday, NBC will resurrect the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar with a live broadcast. While hardly universally beloved by critics, no one can deny Lloyd Webber knows how to grab an audience. Unmasked will tickle music and theater geeks. Its an insiders inside account, highly readable, thanks to Lloyd Webbers aable, intelligent voice, but disappointingly discreet when it comes to personal gossip. The fact that Tim Rice was an apparent stud who had to ght o women is one of its more amusing revelations. When it comes to his own relationships, lets just say Lloyd Webber seems more comfortable extolling his love for ecclesiastical architecture and his foresight in securing Grand RightsŽ to his shows, which helped make him a very rich man. Some impatient readers may nd Unmasked more of a door-stopper than a show-stopper. We journey through the enfant terrible s somewhat eccentric childhood as a musicbu, and before long he and Rice are ginning up Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat which began life as a piece for a local school choir. Some highlights: Lloyd Webber hastily scrawled the Superstar theme chords on a paper napkin in a London restaurant. During an early L.A. run of Evita Lloyd Webber fretted about star Patti LuPones dictionŽ and feared she wasnt caressing and seducingŽ the audience during Dont Cry for Me Argentina When it opened on Broadway, the show received excoriatingŽ reviews, he writes, and then went on to win seven Tony awards, including one for LuPone. Streisand, who was thinking of recording Memory insisted on seeing Cats incognito in 1981. After Act 1, she pleaded claustrophobia, ed the theater and missed the song in Act 2. A few months later the star showed up to record the song. The next day was spent revoicing,Ž with Streisand constantly nding some tiny fault or otherŽ with her performance.Sitting in the vocal booth, she asked if she could stand for the big Touch meŽ verse. Barbra,Ž joked the future British knight, most artists kneel when they record my songs.ŽREVIEW British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, center, director Trevor Nunn, left, and choreographer Gillian Lynne with performers promote the return of the musical CatsŽ to London in 2014.LEFTERIS PITARAKIS/APLloyd Webber nds himself Unmasked Jocelyn McClurgColumnist USA TODAY The most poignant literature gives a voice to the voiceless. And in Jeersons Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America (Ballantine, 448 pp., eeeE ), Catherine Kerrison tells us the stories of three o f Thomas Jeersons children, who, because of their gender or race, lived lives whose most intimate details are lost to time. More scholarly than lyrical, Jeersons Daughters pieces together letters, oral accounts and biographies to craft a portrait of Martha and Maria, Jeersons children with his wife, Martha Wayles Jeerson, and Harriet, whose mother was the slave Sally Hemings. Their stories are shaped as much by the laws and social mores of ColonialAmerica as they are by their father, a man of infuriating contradictions. Jeerson doted on Martha and Maria, aording them an education at girls schools in Paris and the U.S. Marthawas exposed to an intellectual ferment in Europe that encouraged political discourse. But to be an outspoken woman back home was frowned upon. So Martha and Maria found subtle ways to push against patriarchy. Martha ensured that her daughters got an educationon par with that of her sons. Maria, meanwhile, asserted her feelings about where she wanted to live, both as a child who had lost her mother and as a young newlywed. Harriets voice is far fainter. As an enslaved black woman, it often was felt her experience was not worth noting. Yet what Kerrison discerns is intriguing, from Harriet apparently being named for one of Jeersons favorite relatives, to her brothers account that when she was freed from plantation life, Harriet decided it would be best to go to Washington to assume the role of a white woman.Ž Kerrisondoes not sugarcoat the white womens privileged status nor deny their racism. It did not matter who her father was,Ž Kerrison writes. All the Randolphs had to do was to look past her and, in their willful blindness, deprive her even of her name to ensure she understood her place.Ž Jeerson did not give Harriet an education, an inheritance or even papers declaring her freed. But a historical account does say he had his overseer, Edmund Bacon, give her $50 and fare for a coach to Philadelphia „ away from Virginia and slavery, forever. Jeersons Daughtersis a vivid reminder of both the ties that bind and the articial boundaries that divide us.REVIEWStirring Jeersons Daughters is our storyCharisse JonesUSA TODAY 2 0 1 8 0 3 1 8 l i f e 0 5 p d f 1 1 5 M a r 1 8 0 1 : 3 7 : 3 9

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6 SUNDAY,MARCH18,2018 USA TODAY LIFE The book list appears every Thursday.For each title, the format and publisher listed are for the best-selling version of that title this week. Reporting outlets include, Amazon Kindle, Barnes &, Barnes & Noble Inc., Barnes & Noble e-books,, Books-A-Million, Costco, Hudson Booksellers, iBooks (Apple, Inc.) Joseph-Beth Booksellers (Lexington, Ky.; Cincinnati, Charlotte, Cleveland, Pittsburgh), Kobo, Inc., Powell's Books (Portland, Ore.),, R.J. Julia Booksellers, Schuler Books &Music (Grand Rapids, Okemos, Eastwood, Alpine, Mich.), Target, Tattered Cover Book Store (Denver). n Rank this week n Rank last week(F) Fiction(NF) Non-ction(P) Paperback(H)Hardcover(E) E-book Publisher in italics WHAT AMERICAS READING USA TODAY BEST SELLING BOOKS BOOKLIST.USATODAY.COM 1Alternate Sideby Anna Quindlen (Random House, ction, on sale Tuesday) WHAT ITS ABOUT:A tight-knit middle-class neighborhood in New York City is shaken by an unexpected act of violence by one of the residents.THE BUZZ:Complex themes and clever motifs make this eminently suitable for book groups,Ž says Booklist in a starred review.New and noteworthy 2The Bishops Pawn by Steve Berry (Minotaur, ction, on sale Tuesday) WHAT ITS ABOUT:Cotton Malones very rst case is the focus, as the then-young Navy lawyer is drawn into an investigation and discovers explosive secret les related to Martin Luther King Jr.s assassination.THE BUZZ:Berrys 2017 Cotton Malone thriller The Lost Order reached No. 7 on USA TODAYs Best-Selling Bookslist.3Harry: Life, Loss and Loveby Katie Nicholl(Hachette, non-ction, on sale Tuesday) WHAT ITS ABOUT:This bio of Britain's Prince Harry arrives as the royal prepares for his May 19 wedding to American actress Meghan Markle.THE BUZZ:Nicholl also is the author of William and Harry and Kate: The Future Queen .5The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman (Viking, ction, on sale Tuesday) WHAT ITS ABOUT:The son of a famous painter tries to nd his own place in the world; by the author of The Imperfectionists .THE BUZZ:Poignant ƒ a sensitive look at complicated relationships,Ž says Kirkus Reviews .4The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s by William I. Hitchcock (Simon & Schuster, non-ction, on sale Tuesday) WHAT ITS ABOUT:In this biography of our 34th president, Hitchcock, a professor of history at the University of Virginia, makes the case that theres a lot to like about Ike.THE BUZZ:A comprehensive and persuasive revisionist biography,Ž says Publishers Weekly .USA TODAYs Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. Sen. Richard M. Nixon, right, Republican vice presidential candidate, appears with Dwight D. Eisenhower, the presidential nominee, at a rally at Wheeling, W.Va., in 1952. ASSOCIATED PRESS DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS AFP/GETTY IMAGES Anna QuindlenMARIA KROVATINBOOKS THE TOP 10 11 A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine LEngle Youth: Otherworldly visitor informs family of a tesseract,Ž a wrinkle in time; classic (F) (P) Square Fish 2„ Burn Bright Patricia Briggs Mated werewolves Charles and Anna have to track down wolves attacking innocents; fth in series (F) (E) Ace 3„ The Escape Artist Brad Meltzer Jim Zigarowski searches for Nola, a painter with the U.S. Army who faked her own death (F) (E) Grand Central Publishing 4„ Ive Loved You Since Forever/ Hoda Kotb; art by Suzi Mason Children: A poem about the love between a parent and child (F) (H) HarperCollins 56 The Great Alone Kristin Hannah In 1970s Alaska, a teenage girl „ the daughter of a disturbed Vietnam War POW „ has to grow up in a hurry (F) (E) St. Martins Press 62 Green Eggs and Ham Dr. Seuss Children: Turns out green eggs and ham arent so bad in this Seuss classic (F) (H) Random House 79 Red Sparrow Jason Matthews Former Bolshoi ballerina Dominika Egorova, now a Russian intelligence officer, works as a trained seductress (F) (E) Scribner 8„ The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition Jason Fry The Resistance needs Luke Skywalker to ght the threat from the First Order; Star WarsŽ movie tie-in (F) (H) Ember 9„ High Voltage Karen Marie Moning Dani OMalley has to protect the human race from a rising dark magic (F) (E) Dell 10„ The Woman Left Behind Linda Howard Jina Modell goes on the run when the paramilitary base she is working on is dest royed (F) (E) William Morrow THE REST 11„ Camino Island /John GrishamA charismatic Florida bookseller becomes a suspect after daring thieves steal the original manuscripts of F. Scott Fitzgeralds novels from Princeton (F) (P) Dell 1216 Ready Player One /Ernest ClineWade Watts escapes his grim life by searching for a lottery ticket in a virtual world (F) (P) Broadway Books 13„ Children of Blood and Bone /Tomi AdeyemiYouth: Zlie Adebola tries to bring back magic after its been taken by a dictator (F) (H) Holt Books for Young Readers 1413 The Woman in the Window /A.J. FinnA 38-year-old woman in New York City, a shut-in who self-medicates, believes she sees a crime committed in the townho use across the park (F) (E) William Morrow 1522 Little Fires Everywhere /Celeste NgMia Warren rents a house in suburban Cleveland and causes upheaval in the neighborhood (F) (E) Penguin Press 168 Dr. Seusss ABC /Dr. SeussChildren: Book teaches the alphabet in a fun way (F) (H) Random House Books for Young Readers 174 One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish /Dr. SeussChildren: A collection of rhymes that includes old sh and new sh (F) (H) Random House 1814 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos /Jordan B. PetersonPsychologist proposes 12 practical rules to live by based on science, faith and human nature (NF) (H) Random House Canada 1924 Dog Man and Cat Kid /Dav PilkeyYouth: Dog Man and his sidekick, Cat Kid, search for a missing movie star; fourth in series (F) (H) Scholastic 2011 Fifty Fifty /James Patterson, Candice FoxAustralian Detective Harriet Blue is banished to a small town, where she nds a diary outlining a killers plan to wipe out the whole place; second in series (F) (H) Little, Brown 2118 Wonder /R.J. PalacioYouth: August Pullman, who was born with a facial irregularity, wants nothing more than to be normal (F) (H) Knopf Books for Young Readers 2212 Are You My Mother? /P.D. EastmanChildren: A bird who falls out of a nest goes around asking everyone „ dog, cat, plane „ are you my mother?Ž (F) (H) Random House Childrens Books 23„ The Kremlin Conspiracy /Joel C. RosenbergFormer Secret Service agent Marcus Ryker tries to protect the U.S. from a growing threat in Moscow (F) (E) Tyndale House 24„ Marriage of Inconvenience /Penny ReidHeiress Kat Tanner enlists the help of security guard Dan OMalley to pretend to be her husband; seventh in series ( F) (E) Cipher-Naught 2519 An American Marriage /Tayari JonesNewlyweds Roy and Celestia see their lives ripped apart when Roy is convicted of a crime his wife knows he did not commit; Oprahs Book Club (F) (E) Algonquin Books 267 The Cat in the Hat /Dr. SeussChildren: Much happens when Mom is away and the cat turns up (F) (H) Random House 2764 Call Me By Your Name /Andr AcimanA romance blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents home on the Italian Riviera; movie (F) (P) Picador 2830 Before We Were Yours /Lisa WingateRill Foss ghts to keep her siblings together after theyre forced into an orphanage (F) (E) Ballantine 29„ The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi / Kathie Lee Gifford, Jason Sobel Subtitle: My Journey Into the Heart of Scriptural Faith and the Land Where It All BeganŽ (NF) (H) Thomas Nelson 30„ Until Harmony /Aurora Rose ReynoldsHarmony Mayson moves to a new town, where she meets biker Harlen MacCabe; sixth in series (F) (E) Aurora Rose Reynolds 313 Food /Mark HymanSubtitle: What the Heck Should I Eat?Ž (NF) (H) Little, Brown 3210 Ive Been Thinking ... /Maria ShriverSubtitle: Reflections, P rayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful LifeŽ (NF) (H) Pamela Dorman Books 33„ Mother Bruce /Ryan T. HigginsChildren: Bruce the bear nds goslings who believe he is their mother; rst in series (F) (H) Disney Press 3434 The Subtle Art of Not Giving a (Expletive) /Mark MansonSubtitle: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good LifeŽ (NF) (H) HarperOne 3557 Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda /Becky AlbertalliYouth: Simon Spiers secret is in danger of coming to light (F) (P) Balzer + Bray 36„ Lake Silence /Anne BishopThe Others believe human Vicki DeVine is the prime suspect in a murder; rst in series (F) (E) Ace 3715 Fox in Socks /Dr. SeussChildren: Tricky fox and lots of tongue-twisters (F) (H) Random House Books for Young Readers 3843 Milk and Honey /Rupi KaurPoetry collection divided into four chapters that explore four pains (F) (P) Andrews McMeel Publishing 3947 The Sun and Her Flowers /Rupi KaurA look at growth and healing through poetry; follow-up to Milk and HoneyŽ (F) (P) Andrews McMeel Publishing 4033 Still Me /Jojo MoyesLouisa Clark has found solace with Ambulance SamŽ in England, but can her new relationship survive a job opportunit y in New York? (F) (E) Pamela Dorman Books 4121 Ill Be Gone in the Dark /Michelle McNamaraSubtitle: One Womans Obsessive Search for the Golden State KillerŽ (NF) (H) Harper 4246 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway /Jeff KinneyYouth: The Heffleys plans go awry when they take a tropical trip for the holidays; 12th in series (F) (H) Amulet Books 4342 The Wife Between Us /Greer Hendricks, Sarah PekkanenRichards ex-wife, Vanessa, is determined to make sure his new relationship with Nellie fails ( F) (E) St. Martins Press 4438 Educated /Tara WestoverMemoir by a Cambridge Ph.D. who was raised by Idaho survivalists and did not enter a classroom until she was 17 ( NF) (H) Random House 4523 Theres No Place Like Space /Tish Rabe, art by Aristides RuizChildren: The Cat in the Hat takes Dick and Sally to explore the planets of the solar system ( F) (H) Random House Books for Young Readers 46„ Box of Butterflies /Roma DowneySubtitle: Discovering the Unexpected Blessings All Around UsŽ (NF) (H) Howard Books 4737 Fire and Fury /Michael WolffSubtitle: Inside the Trump White HouseŽ (NF) (H) Henry Holt and Co. 48„ Restore Me /Tahereh MaYouth: Juliette Ferrars has to respond to a tragedy after she takes over Sector 45; fourth in series (F) (H) HarperCollins 4960 You Are a Badass /Jen SinceroSubtitle: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome LifeŽ (NF) (P) Running Press 5051 The 5 Love Languages /Gary ChapmanSubtitle: The Secret to Love That LastsŽ (NF) (P) Northeld Publishing

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