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Title: Venice gondolier sun
Uniform Title: Venice gondolier sun
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Physical Description: v. : ill. (some col.) ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Venice Gondolier Sun
Publisher: Venice Gondolier Sun
Place of Publication: Venice Fla
Publication Date: January 23, 2005
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 56, no. 7 (April 4-6. 2001)-
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AN EDITION OF THE SUN


SUNDAY-TUESDAY EDITION, JAN. 23-25, 2005


PUBLISHED WEDNESDAY, FIRDAY AND SUNDAY


MOVIE THEATER SEARCH


Epic


Theaters


close to


a deal

16-screen movie theater
in works for Venice.
BY ROGER BUTTON
BUSINESS COLUMNIST

Epic Theaters of Deland,
Fla., is planning to build a 16-
screen movie theater in
Venice.
Craig Melby, who repre-
sents Epic, together with
senior company executives
visited Venice during the past
week and discussions took
place.
"We met with a number of
developers and have put more
than one offer on the table,"
he said. "But I'm just leery
about giving you any promis-
es, because I've been doing
this for the past year and it just
has not happened. Now it is
definitely moving and I'm very
excited.
"We have identified every
vacant piece of land big
enough for our needs and are
waiting for a realistic offer."
The location within the
Venice, ".a're will -"notre
announced until an agree-
ment is concluded. Unfor-
tunately, some developers,
said Melby, are not motivated
to sell as they don't need the
money and are considering
residential options. He was
not prepared to disclose
potential sites for the new the-
ater, but said he was farther
along than any competitor.
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Darlene Kemp of Venice finds the "perfect gift" Saturday at the Venice-Nokomis Rotary Club Art Festival. Kemp said she attend
"special gifts and people wonder where in the world I found it." The festival continues Sunday at the Venice Municipal Airport


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BYJJ. ANDREWS
NEWS EDITOR


Lori Dahlberg of Grinning in the Wind motorcycle shop on Venice Island polishes up a 1948
Panhead Harley-Davidson motorcycle on display Saturday. More than a dozen classic motor-
cycles were on display at the festival.


Darlene Kemp of Venice
never misses the annual
Rotary Art Festival.
It's where she gets all of
her holiday, birthday and
other special occasion gifts
- for the entire year. Sat-
urday her "perfect gift" was
a hand-crafted flamingo.
"I come here every year,"
Kemp said. "It's where I get
all my special gifts and peo-
ple wonder where in the
world I found them."
The Venice-Nokomis Ro-
tary Club's annual event
continues until 5 p.m.
Sunday at the Venice Mu-
nicipal Airport. Gates open
at 10 a.m. in the fund-raiser
to benefit Venice area chari-
ties.


Turning water into land

Fisherman's Wharf's boat basins will be filled in
with dirt, leading to a rezoning request that
would allow condominiums and an expanded
marina.


BYJJ. ANDREWS
NEWS EDITOR

After more than a two-year
wait, a request to change
what can be built at Fisher-
man's Wharf is back on Venice
City Council's plate.
Tuesday's public hearing
will be the last one before
members vote yes or no. The
first reading and public hear-
ing was already held in
2002.
"Oh yeah, I remember
that," said council member
Rick Tacy, one of only three
members still serving from


the group that heard first
reading on Dec. 10, 2002.
"We got ourselves ahead of
the game there, so everyone
dropped back and that was
where we left it. I said, 'We're
doing a rezone on land that's
still water?' "
That land remains water.
The difference today is owner
John Konecnik has received
state approval to fill in two
boat basin areas, 0.3 and 0.26
acres, but two years ago he
was still negotiating with the
state.
Two years between public
hearings is rare, but does not


SUN PHOTO BY JJ. ANDREWS
State approval to fill a half-acre of boat basin, pictured above, at Fisherman's Wharf has
prompted a proposed land use amendment to be considered by city council Tuesday. Owner
John Konecnik wants the area to be rezoned from marina park use to commercial for a condo-
minium development.


violate any regulations, said
City Attorney Bob Anderson.
Having only three of the sev-
en council members who first


heard the ordinance still on
council doesn't make a differ-
ence either.
Planning and Zoning Di-


rector Tom Slaughter will re-
present the staff report, how-
Please see LAND, 6A


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Predicted rain never ma-
terialized Saturday, helping
make the turnout one of the
best Festival Chair Hank
Mikaelian has seen.
"I've been watching all
the cars backed up, trying to
get in." Mikaelian said. "It
seems just as good as any of
the festivals we've ever had."
In the previous 12 years,
the Rotary Art Festival has
raised more than $320,000
to benefit 30 local charities,
according to Rotary Pres-
ident John Ryan.
The principle charity for
Venice-Nokomis Rotary is
the Rotary Futures Program
at Venice High School. This
program helps high school
students find and win
scholarships to college.
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2A VENICE GONDOLIER SUN SUNDAY, JAN. 23,2005


A pair of Canadian geese sculpted by Bob Winship, left, are
pictured as he discusses another sculpture with potential buy-
ers. More of Winship's sculptures will be on display and for
sale Sunday at the Rotary Art Festival.


ART ,,. .


There is more to the art fes-
tival than just crafts, paint-
ings, sculptures and music.
This year there are Harley
Davidsons.


TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS
Here is what's planned at
Rotary Art Festival next to
Venice Municipal Airport,
where there are more than
160 exhibitors.
S10 a.m. Festival opens
with a motor boats show, chil-
dren's artwork competition
and classic car and motorcycle
displays.
11 a.rn. James Hawkins
performs
Noon Country Estates
Kitchen Band
S1-30 p.m. Stepping and
Country
S2 p.m. Starz Choice Dance
Academy
5 p.m. Festival closes


Grinning in the Wind
motorcycle shop on Venice
Island \vas invited to anend
for the Tfirt rime, and bought


more than a dozen classic
motorcycles. Their display
will be there again today -
rain or shine.
"So far, this is one of our
biggest hits," shop employee
Lori Dahlberg said of a 1948
Panhead Harley-Davidson.
"You don't get to see very
many of these anymore."
There's another reason to
celebrate the festival re-
union time.
Many of the artists travel
around the country hitting
festivals in'hearly every state.
Laurie Raymond and her son,
John Clayton, own a resi-
dence in Venice and it's
packed with fellow exhibitors
they've met over the years at
other festivals.
By day they show off and
sell their handmade Raku
pottery and stoneware
mugs, and by night they're
reminiscing about all their
adventures.
"It's like old-home week,"
Raymond said. "Everyone
gets together and just has a
great time."
You can e-mail J.
Andreu's at: jandreu's
.-'t 'enicegondoiier.conm.


SUN PHOTOS BY JJ. ANDREWS
Venice-Nokomis Rotary President John Ryan and Rotary member Doug Laudenslager work the grill at the club's food tent. The
festival raises money for Rotary charities.


Alexa LaMotte, right, arranges hei music as the Laurel Nokomis
Jazz Band prepares to perform at the festival Saturday.


Native American performer Whisper plays a cedar flute
Saturday at Rotary Art Festival. His albums, Wooden instrur- .
ments and crafts all were on sale.


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CONTACT
United Way of South Sarasota County, Inc.
7810 S. Tamiami Trail, #A4, Venice, FL 34293
Ph: (941) 408-0595 Fax: (941) 408-8795
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County Calendar
Note: Locaions ofsome South County public meetings
have changed due to the temporary dosing for repairs of
the Board Chamber at the R.L. Anderson Administration
Center.
* Board of County Commissioners-Jan. 25,9 a.m.,
Sarasola CountyAdministration Center, Commission
Chamber, 1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Call 861-5727.
Boaidof CountyiCommissoners- Jan 26,9am.
C-r itr Ihi. P,,,,jlh,,.j Bl,) 5ir ,1 i.: all l 5.-
SCommunlty Alliance Stering Committee Jan 24
1 30 p m.rr, n -.ir :,I:.:rl Ej,, ), jhr iTr, n: F Tr-
L.,rld,; oq. i-i. Nni, r -,,i,, il, l,,ir 1 Ii' .IL. lOin r Blu1
Sarasota.. Call 861-2877.
- Funding Calatyit Work Group -Jan 24. noon,
' i~,ai, 'lr:. ,i B. J I: r, tr, T. r l La,- ,,l,'-, E'r.,wri
Awr,,ni Buill,ng 1 L'jrir, i4r. Bd l S dar .13 C aii
6a I. i ,
* Health Coverage for Uninsured Children
Subcommittee-Jsn 25.330pm Hr-llrr.vilfau1l'.:
Sui.,M 1. CiTr,S ei w .:. Y.iiC'1 ," illI's,.A,-
*Honore AuenuelPinebrook Road Exension Public
Heanng-Jan 25, Open House 5p m.Publc Heanng
7 p.m., Laurel Nokomis School, 1900 Laurel Road,
Nokomis. Call 861-0876.
*Human ServicesAdvisoryCouncil-Jan. 28,3p.m.,
Community Foundation, First Floor, Hamm Room, 2635
Fuo rilllF',:,j i-r3. Call861-2882.
SLaurel Neighborhood Plan Open House-Jan. 24,4-
7 p.m., Laurel Community Center, 509 Collins Road,
Laurel. Call 861-5865.
* Library Advisory Board -Jan. 26,1:30 p.m., Venice
Library, 300 South Nokomis Avenue, Venice. Call 861-
9830.
* Nokomis Center Revitalization Committee-Jan. 26,
6:30 p.m., Nokomis Community Center, 234 Nippino Trail,
Nokomis. Call 861-5507.
* Public Workshop on the Comprehensive Plan,
Integrated Water Goals, Objectives & Policies -Jan.
5, 6 p.m., Sarasota County Operations Center, Large
raining Room, 1001 Sarasota Center Blvd., Sarasota.
Call 861-5140.
* PublicWorkshop on the Comprehensive Plan,
Urban Residential Capacity Methodology &Analysis
-Jan. 27,6 p.m., Woodmere Park, Meeting Room C,
3951 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice. Call 861-5140.
*PSRC Meeting: PS#5854JHInletManagementPlanl
Big Sarasota Pass/New Pass-Jan. 27, 8:30 a.m.,
Sarasota CountyAdministration Building, FirstFloor Press
Room, 1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Call 861-5264.
* Sarasota Firefighters' Insurance Trust Board
Meeting-Jan. 25, Ba.m., Comfortlnn, 5778 Clark Road,
Sarasota. Call 362-0891.
* SCAT/MCATRoute 99 Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony-
Jan, 24,8 a.m., Sarasota Bradenton Intemational Airport,
Transit CenterTerminal, 6000 Airport Circle, Sarasota.
Call 861-0951.
*School ReadinessCoalition-Jan.24,1 p.m.,
SarasotaFamily' 11 ta-i ,u: Tr,'.i,-,,,,.,e,,re, ;S
North School Avenue, Sarasota. Call 379-1479.
*School ReadinessCoalition-Jan. 28,8 am., Cavanaugh
& Company, LLP, Conference Room, 2381 Fruitille Road,
Sarasota. Call 379-1479.
* St Armands Stormwaterimprovement Project
PublicMeeting-Jan. 26, 5 p.m. Mote Marine
L qt:i al':, "'wel eI' nl,'r r i- l s;I F::.:T, 1600 Ken
Thompson Parkway, Sarasola. Call 915-3421.




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Ceremony marking new regional

Route 99 bus service set for Jan 24
Sa raj't.i and t.l.rnal .e I :,Cunly ONft..1i.al- 1iim na Iri Ihrn,:.ilui:l,',rn of a rnei, regional tbus
S ': l.:rn,. IJ S 41 lnom Palrmertlo i' )oinl':wn r Sa1 ia wilh iitbon-cullnin
cerem:rin,'y v 3 a T Mundajy n 24, atthe Sarasota Bradenton International Airport,
6(U)"0 Airp:ort Cir,:l
Tri,- ij rl Ceremony wnh :Oti, :ii,. .t rh C(urlluniei3nd irthe .araroialMarnalee
i :.l ihljrai F'lr nrin Crian,:ai l'ri i tri l te rdl l al lb r arpon I iar :ejr e l i i ',he Ne ih e bus
sr,.ller is Ic,:,-,ed lui.i .ei ,,I Ire airpior irirnial. The public is invited.
S Begun jar, e 3 a.3. iani, ert,:e ci Sarais5l.u ountv Area Transit (SCAT) and Manatee
County Area Trar,-l IMCAT P'ule 99 pr.vi:'de: dire:l Sernice between the two counties
on the-aiTiairro Tjail trom .s irt riorih aj tre Manaiee iCounly Fairgrounds in Palmetto to
as far I':'ulh 3s Ihre mair, .racuil.a Couni, iarnser pornt ,,n dowrilO)wn Saraisola currently
locjled d Ihe Selbty Publi: Library
Frf h'e i lh lime riders are able I' Iravel berwe.-n Ihe rMi:':ounli'i, wihoul li3nsferrin
lu Snulhe" Iransi Syaiim Trhy prevuilv hard :l Iransier beltwen Ire rwo sylsems at
he airport
II boajrnq in S aras.,la Couri l Iiv trSC AT rejuiar bus fare applies 50 cerIs per ride or
25 cents for enori ( age 5. and aiderl arnd per .o:,ns w dh d isabiliies It boarding in
M.nalee Coruniv Ire Mi_ AT lar is 1 ,', or.0i :ents Ifor seniors For PRule 99. Ihe round
trip cost is $1.50.
For 7r,:-. irnlormaljlii ,on Porule 99 and .,lher tbus ioulte. ~'nrilac MCAT at 19 I) 7749-
S7116 or ojnlir .31 www ro mnanileite ii ui or c1all SCAT at i941 186 -1234

'Fostering Sustainable Behavior'

marketing workshop set for Jan. 29
Sarasota and P nells ci..uniirs ard Ihre ,ulh&sI Florida Waler Management Dislri.c
are joining forces to present an innovative workshop in community-based social
marketing. The workshop, entitled "Fostering Sustainable Behavior," will be held'from
8:30 a.m, to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 29, at North Sarasota Public Library, 2801
Newtown Blvd., Sarasota.
.The in-depth program, led by environmental psychologist Doug McKenzie-Mohr, will
invite social marketers and community activists to move "beyond brochures" and
fundamentally change the way they promote a more sustainable Florida.
The workshop fee is $100; seating is available for 100 people. The tre includes lurh.r
and a copy of Dr. McKenzie-Mohr's book, "Fo; .erlnl Su.ias tabie Behari.r Inairei.ed
parties should register by Wednesday, Jan. 26
To register or for more information contact C.rd:r:e ,Gi.:ITI: at '27. 4 .9I7 4 l.r
ggomez@pinellascounty.org. :

Advisory Council Vacancies
CLOSING DATE -Jan.28, 2005:
Advisory Commission on the Status of Women
Information: Health and Human Services, Claire'Alexander, 861-2882.
Citizen Tax Oversight Committee
irilorm atlon FiscailPlairirnn,, Fpirr, I ,Fdll- ,1-5424.
Environmentally Sensitive Lands Oversight Committee
rlorrr aiion l.aluralPe Ou'.i r'-: -r.'"'0.
Solid Waste Management Citizens Advisory Board
Intlrri oiroi E ,,Lvir:,rrimerlai -.i,. e ,i,. ',e lithl W a~.Il LI:'i Pou's,8 61-1532.
CLOSING DATE- Feb. 4,2005:
Public Facilities Financing Advisory Board
Information: Planning & Development Services, Gene Engman, 861-5140.
CLOSING DATE Feb.11, 2005:
General Contractors Licensing & Examining Board
Information: Planning & Development Services, Rita McClain, 861-6126.
Health Planning Council of Southwest Florida Board of Directors
Information:Health and Human Services, Claire Alexander, 861-2882.
Mechanical Contractors Licensing & Examining Board
Information: Planning & Development Services, Rita McClain, 861-6637.
This listing is published weekly by Sarasota County Government Public
Communications. Board of County Commission agendas are available at
www.scgov.net; to subscribe to agenda via e-mail, at scgov.net click "The Sarasota
Weekly Calendar" under Links and subscribe. For more information, call (941)
861-5900.


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SUNDAY. JAN. 23,2005 VENICE GONDOLIER SUN 3A


Backflow assembly inspections program returns


The city sent out 400 notices as it works
through a list of 12,000 water customers,
notifying them they must have a backflow device
that requires an annual inspection.


BYJJ.ANDREWS
NEWS EDITOR
SCity staff threw a bit of a
Scare into some citizens last
summer with notices about
protecting public drinking
water, backflow devices and
potential fines.
SAnd then they stopped,
following complaints and
questions about the effective-
ness of the program.
.It's back.
The Venice Utilities De-
partment is telling 12,000
water customers they need
these devices, and have to get
them checked every year and
submit those results to the
pity. The first 400 letters went
put earlier this month.
SBackflow assemblies are
installed on the property
pwner's side of the meter and
stop water from backing up
and contaminating the public
supply.
Public Information Officer
Pam Johnson said the city
does not know which cus-
tomers have these and which
do not even though state
and federal guidelines re-
quire them.


Johnson predicts it will take
a year to find out who already
has a backflow assembly.
"I don't think anybody
knows (who has them). That's
why we're asking all of them
to be checked," Johnson said.
"But even if they have one,
they're going to have to have
them checked to make sure
they're functioning properly."
City staff are including a
list of certified testers with
the notices. Testers and
plumbers registered with
Venice forward results to the
utilities department as part of
their service.
Testing prices range from
$30 to $50, Johnson said.
Fine threats
Because the backflow as-
sembly is on the customer's
side, the city will not inspect
or install the devices; all
responsibility is with the pri-
vate citizen. Those who do
not comply are subject to
fines by the Municipal Code
Enforcement Board, Johnson
said.
One reason the program
was stopped last summer is
because notices threatened


to cut service within 30 days
if you couldn't prove a work-
ing backflow assembly was
in your home.
"We're just talking about
fines at this time," Johnson
said. "I have not heard of
anyone talk about cutting of
service."
State and federal rules re-
quiring backflow assemblies
have been on the books for
more than a decade. Specific
rules did not pass until 2003,
Johnson said, leading to the
city beginning enforcement.
According to the city, most
structures built within the
past decade already have
backflow assemblies. Also,
any reclaimed water custom-
er was required to have one
installed before receiving irri-
gation water.
It's the older homes most
likely to be missing these
devices, and no one has been
conducting annual inspec-
tions as state and federal
drinking water guidelines
specify.
Johnson anticipates many
people will have questions,
which is one reason why a
town hall meeting Feb. 28 will
have a presentation and
model that shows how the
public water supply can be
contaminated if these devices
are missing.
"It's part of being a good
neighbor," Johnson said. "You


SUN PHOTO BY JJ. ANDREWS
Do you have a backflow assembly, and is it tested annually? The city is notifying 12,000 water
customers that they are responsible for getting one installed and reporting annual testing.


wouldn't want your neigh-
bor's effluent to backflow into
your drinking water, so you
wouldn't want to let that hap-
pen to them either."
You can e-maill.].
Andrews at: jandrews@
venicegondoliercom.


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Osprey 2050-style village approved


The Sarasota County Planning Commission voted
7-0 to amend the Osprey Revitalization Plan to
allow Henry Rodriguez to build Bay Street Village.


BYWARREN RICHARDSON
SARASOTA COUNTY EDITOR

The village of Osprey in
central Sarasota County is
one step closer to showing
the rest of the county how
New Urbanist smart growth
principles will work.
After two hours of discus-
sion Thursday night, the
Sarasota County Planning
Commission unanimously
passed a proposal from de-
veloper Henry Rodriquez to
amend the Osprey Revital-
ization Plan to include a pro-
posed village. They also ap-
proved a rezoning petition
sought by Rodriquez to
change the zoning for the
property to accommodate
the multi-family uses he
plans for the project called
Bay Street Village.
Rodriquez' proposal con-
cerns about 40 acres along


U.S. 41 at the intersection
with Bay Street behind the
currently vacant parcel where
Wal-Mart will go.
"I'm excited but a little
envious that it's not in my
part of the county," said com-
missioner John Fellin of Eng-
lewood.
"This is vision in action,"
added commissioner Roland
Piccone. "This plan imple-
ments the tenets of 2050. It's a
good one."
Rodriquez wants to bring a
village-type scheme to the
property .that would follow
the compact, New Urbanist-
style of development envi-
sioned by the county's 2050
plan, although it is not part of
that plan. That type of devel-
opment form calls for non-
gated, walkable communities
with an interconnected street.
network and a variety of
housing types.


According to documents
filed with the county, Rod-
riquez wants to redevelop the
property with a mix of multi-
family residential units and
commercial buildings. Spe-
cifically, the development
would consist of 532 multi-
family dwelling units; 64,000
square feet of retail, office and
commercial space; and
25,000 square feet for either
civic, commercial or residen-
tial purposes.
Rodriquez hopes to use the
latter space for the construc-
tion of a Central County li-
brary that would serve Os-
prey. He has been in discus-
sion with county staff about
that possibility.
According to Judy Johnson,
president of the Osprey Civic
Association, proponents of
the library hope to bring that
proposal to county commis-
sioners in February.
Popular plan
Rodriquez plan drew wide
support from residents of Os-
prey and neighboring areas.
"I'm proud and excited at


the prospect of Bay Street
Village," said Robert Fellows
of Osprey. "This village will be
the ideal setting for walking. I
highly recommend this pro-
ject."
The Nokomis Area Civic
Association, South Venice
2010 and the Council of
Neighborhood Associations
also sent letters urging the
planning commission to sup-
port the proposal.
With the approval of the
planning commission, the
proposal will now go to the
county commission for final
consideration later this
spring.
At the conclusion of the
meeting, a tearful Rodriquez
thanked the commissioners
for their action and announc-
ed that he was donating
$100,000 to Habitat for Hu-
manity.
'Affordable housing is
close to my heart," he said.
"This is the right thing to do."
You can e-mail Warren
Richardson at: wrichardson
@sun-herald.com.


Commissioners to consider fiscal first aid for SCAT


The county's bus system is looking for an addi-
tional $1.6 million in order to keep the buses and
vans rolling without dropping any routes.


BY WARREN RICHARDSON
SARASOTA COUNTY EDITOR

The red ink continues to
flow in the Sarasota County
Area Transit system.
On Wednesday, county
staff will seek approval from'
county commissioners to ad-
vertise a public hearing on an
amendment to SCAT's budget
for 2005 to shore up the finan-
cially troubled transit system.
Jim Harriott Jr., general
manager of the county's
Transportation Planning and
Transit Services Department,
will tell commissioners that
the system needs -another
$1.6 million to remain sol-
vent.
Wednesday's request fol-
lows action by the board last


September, when it trans-
ferred $1.2 billion from the
county's transportation trust
fund into two operating funds
for SCAT.
At the same time, to ad-
dress the long-term situation,
commissioners also agreed to
create an ad hoc committee
of administrators from the


county and cities, and repre-
sentatives from nonprofit
groups whose clientele rely
on SCAT. That group is look-
ing at SCAT and is expected to
bring back recommendations
for the board by March 2005.
Ridership, costs up
According to Harriott, in a
memo to commissioners, the
$1.6 million is needed to meet
salary, benefits and other
operating expenses of SCAT
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alive and well

Off to a slow start, the proposed widening of
Interstate 75 from River Road to State Road 681 is
gaining momentum.


BY TOMMY MCINTYRE
STAFF WRITER


Plans to widen Interstate
75 from River Road to State
Road 681 north of Nokomis
are inching along.
An update was issued by
Frank Meares, planning liai-
son administrator with the
Florida Department of Trans-
portation.
"Right of way (purchase) is
scheduled to begin in fiscal
year 2006/2007," Meares said.
"The PD&E (Project
Development and Environ-
ment study) is complete and
location design acceptance
was approved in December
2003."
Meares said the ROW bud-
get is about $12.6 million.
He also said FDOT signed a
contract to develop design
plans in July 2004.
Construction is scheduled.
for-fiscal year 2009-10 at an
estimated cost of $35.2 mil-
lion.
The project calls for the
roadway to be widenedto six
lanes from River Road to
Jacaranda Boulevard. Plans
also call for the highway to be


eight lanes from Jacaranda to
State Road 681 (the Venice
Connector).
There are four inter-
changes along the 8.8-mile
stretch of 1-75 scheduled for
widening: North River Road,
Jacaranda Boulevard, Laurel
Road and State Road 681.
While improvements are
scheduled for the interchang-
es, the ramps will remain one
lane.
The changes are designed
to alleviate many of the back-
ups that can occur at those
interchanges because of
heavy traffic volume.
The widening of the inter-
state will be on the inside of
existing travel lanes within
the existing right of way. The
only potential right of way
acquisition would be for
stormwater retention ponds.
The project is funded
through the state's Mobility
2000 program, which is
designed to meet the area's
future social and economic
needs.
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Stuck in the mud, sunk sailboat leaks fuel


BY GREG GILES
STAFF WRITER
A sinking'sailboat attached
to a slip in a private Venice
marina owned by the Bahia
Mar Condos on Tarpon Center
Drive has been spilling No. 2
diesel oil since Wednesday, say
harbor workers, but no one
seems to be doing anything
about it.
The sinking boat, with in-
board fuel tanks, was first
reported to the Venice Fire
Department on Tuesday but
no action was taken because
no spillage was apparent,
said Pam Johnson, public
information officer with the
city of Venice.
Wednesday evening Mike


Clark reported to Venice
police an oil sheen going out
with the tide, he said.
He fished out of the water
a yellow jerry jug,- typically
used for fuel, that was floating.
nearby.
Clark enlisted the help of
Jim McGowen, dockmaster of
the Venice Yacht Club, who
gathered some workers to
help clean it up. They threw
in a 6-foot-long diaper with a
boat hook to soak up fuel,
said Clark.
"That was really nice of
the yacht club," said Clark.
"They didn't have to do
that."
The sheen was gone by
Friday morning, dispersed by
the tide.


Venice Fire Department
officials were going out to
the scene again Friday
afternoon, according to
Johnson.
If there is any fuel apparent
they will put booms around
the vessel, she said.
"I'm really tired of all the
spills," said Clark. "I don't care
how long that boat stays on
the bottom of the ocean, but
I hate to see fuel spilled in
the water."
Reportedly Bahia Mar
Condos is trying to reach the
vessel's owner but has not
been successful.
You can e-mail Greg Giles
at: ggiles@venicegondolier
com.


Waterford Companies begin demolition


STAFF REPORT


Demolition of some areas
around the Waterfront on
Venice Island will begin at 7
a.m. Monday.
These areas will include
the former antique store and
the Moose Lodge. The entire
demolition is expected to take
two to three days.
Waterford entered into an


agreement with the Moose
Lodge to purchase its property
in exchange for building a new
lodge, now open and located
at 111 North Auburn Road.
Additional demolition be-
tween the Hatchett Creek
Bridge and Venice Avenue
Bridge will take place in phas-
es throughout the year after
the new American Legion and
Elks facilities are constructed,


which is estimated to be by
August 2005.
The Waterfront on Venice
Island complex is. part of
Waterford's continuing efforts
to redevelop the area and
extend the boundaries of
downtown to the Intracoastal
Waterway.
For additional information,
contact Waterford Companies
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LAND from page 1A
ever, because two years have
passed and zoning codes
have changed since then.
"(Two years ago) I got the
impression the public never
had a problem with the com-
prehensive plan amend-
ment," Slaughter said. "They
just want to know what the
project will look like and how
it will affect Venice."
Future plans
Venice's future land use
map needs to be changed
because the basins are desig-
nated as marine park use for
boats. The option Konecnik
wants is commercial use, and
so far city staff agrees.
According to staff reports,
he plans to develop part of
the property for residential
and commercial uses and
apply for a special exception
to exceed 35 feet in height.
Commercial zoning would
allow up to 18 units per acre,
and redevelopment would
include the two filled-in


THEATERS from page A
Magnet
Henry Rodriguez, the de-
veloper of the new Osprey
Wal-Mart store, has been
asked about the possibility of
building a movie theater as
part of the new village he is
constructing.
Melby said he did not
know the location, but be-
cause it is only about 4 miles
south of the Westfield Shop-
ping Center, which has a six-
screen theater, his clients
would probably not be inter-
ested. Competition for sales is
high and it is important to
pitch the right location to
serve the needs of the locality,
he said.
A movie theater is its own
magnet and does not need to
be near a Wal-Mart or food
anchor, Melby said.
"My clients know it's im-
portant to stay away from the
competition," he said. "Ven-
ice is where we want to be."
Epic is looking to build a
60,000-square-foot location
with 16 screens.


basins, the Fisherman's Wharf
restaurant building and Gulf
Liner Marine building.
Going to commercial zon-
ing to prevent construction of
a three-story boat storage
facility is the city's major con-
cern, Tacy said.
"The last thing we want
built there is a building like
they have at the Albee Bridge
in Nokomis, that massive,
three-story boat storage
building," Tacy said. "From
my standpoint, it's something
we've got to look at. ... That's
the last thing we want at our
northern gateway."
Florida Department of En-
vironmental Protection issu-
ed a permit allowing Fisher-
man's Wharf to reconfigure
and expand the existing mari-
na, fill in the boat basins,
install new and replace exist-
ing sea walls, and construct
new docks and finger.piers at
the marina.
With DEP permits issued,
Sarasota County now has
jurisdiction in deciding what
these marina features will


"We have identified the
sites and are in active negoti-
ations. Unfortunately there is
no timescale, but we're fur-
ther down the road than we
have been," said'Melby. "Now
it's all up to the sellers."
Mike Miller, president of
the Waterford Group, con-
firmed Friday that his compa-
ny is having discussions with
Epic Theaters and will build
the new Venice movie theater
when a final decision is made
within 10 days, on a location
on the Interstate 75 corridor
at one of the interchanges.
Cobb Theaters III, which
has locations principally in
the north, is also thought to
be'interested in aVenice loca-
tion. Company spokesperson
Loretta Thomas was unavail-
able for comment.
Faded away
Regal Entertainment Group
Marketing and Communi-
cations Director Russ Nunley
commented that the Venetian
6 Movie theater, which closed


look like. City council only
has say over the land areas -
which the DEP permits will
allow to be created.
Neither Konecnik or his
attorney, Robert Moore, could
be contacted for comment.

ON THE WEB
A complete agenda and
detailed descriptions of items
before ciry council is available
online at venicegov.com by
clicking on the public meet-
ings link. Tuesday's meeting
starts ai 1:30 p.m. in council
chambers.


Other items
Also on Tuesday's agenda:
Swearing in Ryan Behling
as a firemedic with Venice
Fire Department.
Committee on Senior
Living citizen appointments

that include Keith Backhaus,
Melinda Mudge, Paula Cam-
ey and Marlene Fleming.
Presenting a five-year ser-


in September 2004, was un-
derperforming. His company
exited Venice and currently
has no plans to build another
location here. It continues to
monitor the situation and is
aware that Epic Theaters is
planning a 16-screen movie
theater in Venice.
The Venetian 6 Theater
faded away on Sept. 3, two
days ahead of a planned final
curtain staff celebration on
Labor Day as the second
major hurricane of the sea-
son, Frances, headed west,
bringing havoc to the East
Coast and Central Florida.
It was the final tenant to
vacate Venetian Plaza before
contractors began tearing
down the buildings to pre-
pare for the construction of a
new Lowe's home improve-
ment store.
Various locations for a new
theater have been suggested
during the last 12 months,
including ;,Jacaranda :Boul-
evard at Venice Avenue and
the Galleria Plaza.


vice award to Nancy Hurley,
senior program analyst.
Hoskins annexation -
Final approval for nearly 10
acres of property, owned by
Boyd and Evelyn J. Hoskins, at
2203 Knights Trail Road. The
property is developed as a
single-family residence. Fu-
ture development plans were
not stated in the preannexa-
tion agreement.
Future land uses Final
approval to change future
land use classifications from
the county's definitions to the
city's at the following sites:
Planned Industrial Develop-
ment at Triple Diamond
Commerce Plaza (125 acres);
Moderate Density Residential
at Truesdell Property (11
acres), Aston Gardens at Ven-
ice (32 acres), Auburn Ham-
mocks/Mirabella (15 acres),
Auburn Woods (15 acres) and
Venetian Woods (29 acres);
and Low Density Residential
atVanPelt Property (16 acres).
Accepting utilities and
improvements at Venetian
Golf& River Club, Phase 3G.
Increasing the budget on
the Venice Community Cen-
ter project to reflect a
$100,000 award from Selby
Foundation and $5,000 from
Sarasota County. The total
budget for the project now is
at almost $4.5 million.


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with Disabilities Act to pro-
vide bus service to the dis-
abled within 3/4 mile of the
fixed route.
SCAT operates 27 daily
paratransit buses.
In his report, Harriott told
commissioners that SCAT rid-
ership reached its highest
level in 2003/04 with 1.8 mil-
lion riders, which amounts to
an annual increase of almost
5 percent. At the same time,
SCAT made 180,000 paratran-
sit trips in 2004, an increase of
nearly 16 percent.
The exception to the red
ink on the paratransit side is
the highly-successful SCAT-
About bus in Venice, which
does not operate on a fixed
route.
Community buses have
also been proposed for Eng-
lewood, South Venice and
North-Port that would not be
subject to the ADA require-


ment.
With the shortfalls and the
inability to shift resources,
commissioners have not ap-
proved those recommenda-
tions.
Commissioners will meet
at 9 a.m. both Tuesday and
Wednesday in Commission
Chambers in the County
Administration Center, 1660
Ringling Blvd., Sarasota.
In addition, Access Sara-
sota Channel 19 will carry the
meeting live in its entirety for
viewing by Sarasota County
residents and will repeat the
broadcast throughout the
week. A program schedule is
available on the county's Web
site (scgov.net) by selecting
media from the links list at
the top of the page, then the
appropriate television sched-
ule.

You can e-mail Warren
Richardson at wrichardson
@sun-herald.com.


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High-risk people


urged to get flu shot


STAFF REPORT

Public health officials are
urging high-risk Floridians to
get flu shots before flu season
peaks in February.
Vaccines are.now available
for people who are age 50 and
older and family members
living in the same household
with anyone at high risk for
flu. This includes those living
with or providing care to chil-
dren age 3 and under, such as
teachers, day care .staff and
health care workers.
The cost for flu shots is $20
and $35 for pneumonia vacci-
nations. Cash and checks are
accepted.
Coalition partners Optima
Health Services and Sarasota
Healthcare Services will pro-
vide flu shots to adults at the
following community loca-
tions throughout the remain-
der of the month:
9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Jan.
26, Venice Public Library, 300
S. Nokomis Ave.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jan. 27,
Englewood Sports Complex,
1300 River Road.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Jan. 31,
Tabernacle Church, 4141
Desoto Road, Sarasota.
There are no appoint-
ments for any.of these com-
munity flu shot clinics. Flu-
Mist, the live-virus vaccine, is
available for healthy people
under age 50. Healthcare
workers and caregivers in this
category are excellent candi-
dates for the Flu-Mist vac-
cine.


Optima Health Services
continues to provide flu shots
at its office by appointment
only. Call (941) 747-1585 for
an appointment. Residents
are advised to persist in call-
ing the number if they don't
get through initially since the
office continues to receive
numerous calls daily.
The cost is $20 for the flu
vaccine injection, $35 for Flu-
Mist and $35 for pneumonia
shots. Cash, check and
Medicare B are accepted.
Present your Medicare B card
to get the shot at no charge.
The Sarasota County
Health Department contin-
ues to provide children's flu
shots to high-risk children
ages 6 to 35 months, those
children ages 3 to 19 years
who have chronic health con-
ditions, and children in
households with high risk
individuals.
Children under 9 who are
receiving influenza vaccine
for the first time will need a
second vaccine at least one
month after the first. The cost
is $10 for young children and
$20 for high-risk children
ages 3 to 19. Only cash is
accepted and clients will
need to file their own insur-
ance.
Since immunization clinic
days and hours vary by loca-
tion, parents are advised to
call first. Telephone numbers
are as follows: Ringling Boul-
evard location in Sarasota,
(941) 861-2784 and theVenice
site (941) 861-3300.


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Sunday
High 64, Low 60
More clouds, a shower
then windy.

Monday
High 65, Low 44
Mostly sunny and
cooler.

Tuesday
High 68, Low 48
Partly cloudy and
cool.

Wednesday
High 70, Low 50
Partly cloudy and
cool.


High Saturday 75
Low Saturday 60

Rainfall
Total this week 0.00
Total this year 00.36
Normal YTD 00.45
Rainfall totals are for a 24-hour
period ending at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
as recorded atthe official
weather station in Venice.


Below
Normal
for
Jan.

0.09

Jan.
rain
0.36


Sunrise/set


Tonight's sunset
Tomorrow's sunrise
Moonrise/set
Moonrise
Moonset


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7:19 a.m.

4:34 p.m.
7:01 a.m.


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Southwest winds at 10 to 15 knots.
Seas 2 to 4 feet, moderate chop.
Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola:
Southwest winds at 10 to 15 knots.
Seas 2 to 5 feet, choppy.


Precautions
Public health officials re-
mind everyone to take these
simple steps to protect
against flu and flu-related
complications:
Although pneumonia vac-
cine is not a substitute for the
influenza vaccine, it can help
shield against complications of
the flu. There is no shortage of
pneumonia vaccine.
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appropriate for you to receive
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For more information
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Paula Carney, and Marlene Fleming

III. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
1) Annexing Metes and Bounds, 2203 Knights Trail Road, North
Venice, Boyd and Evelyn J.,Hoskins (04-3AN)
2) Triple Diamond Commerce Plaza, from Major Employment Center
to Industrial Commercial (04-1CP)
3) Truesdell Property, from Major Employment Center to Moderate
Density Residential (04-2CP)
4) Aston Gardens, from County Moderate Density Residential to City
Moderate Density Residential (04-3CP)
5) Auburn Hammcks/Mirabella, from High Density Residential to
Moderate Density Residential (04-4CP)
6) Auburn Woods, from Medium Density Residential to Moderate
Density Residential (04-5CP)
7) VanPelt Property, from Major Employment Center to Low Density
Residential (04-6CP)
8) Venetian Woods, from Rural to Moderate Density Residential (04-
8CP)
9) Fisherman's Wharf, Designating the North Basin as Commercial
(02-4CP)
10) Fisherman's Wharf, Designating the South Basin as Commercial
(02-3CP)

IV. NEW BUSINESS
RESOLUTIONS
Accepting Utilities and Improvements, Venetian Golf and River
Club, Phase 3G

V. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS
CITY MANAGER:
1) Venice Community Center capital budget increased to reflect
additional funds receive
2) Use of Centennial Trust Funds for conversion of 1920's newspapers
3) Bid for $21,120 with ALC Land Services, Venice Municipal Airport
mowing services
4) Special Event at Downtown Gazebo on 2/19 and 3/19, 2005, Grace
Bible Church
5) Sarasota Conservation Foundation Park Lease Agreement

VI. UPCOMING MEETINGS
Youth Advisory Board: January 26 at 4:40 p.m.
Accessibility Advisory Committee: January 26 at 7 p.m.
Architectural Review Board: January 28 at 9 am.
Planning Commission:Tuesday, February 1 at 1:30 p.m.
Municipal Code Enforcement Board: February 3 at 9:30 a.m.
City Council: Harbor Master Plan Workshop, February 7 at 2 p.m.

BOARD VACANCIES
If you are interested in serving on a City of Venice Advisory Board,
please contact the Mayor's office at 486-2626, ext. 2010 for an
application and additional information.

CITY BUSINESS
The agenda materials can be viewed on www.venicegov.com or a CD
in pdf format is available upon request to the City Clerk's office for a
$2 fee. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the file.
Information on city projects in progress or pending, as well as
questions related to doing business with the City, may be obtained by
calling the Purchasing Department at 486-2626, Ext. 2031.
Venice Views, the City's 30 minute television show, will air
Wednesday at 3 and 6:30 p.m. on Comcast Channel 21.
The City of Venice Code Ordinances is available on the Internet at
www.municode.com. The City of Venice's web site is
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SUNDAY
JAN. 23,2005


CONTACT US
CLAUDE LEWIS
SPORTS EDITOR
(941) 207-1107
lewis@venicegondolier.coni'


VHS, Stritz

bomb

American

Heritage

STAFF REPORT

The Venice High boys bas-
ketball team rode the hot
hand of guard George Stritz to
a 62-46 victory over American
Heritage Saturday on day two
of the Lemon Bay Roundball
Showcase.
Thanks to the hot shooting
of Stritz, Venice was able to
run out to a commanding
39-20 halftime lead.
Stritz had 16 of his 20
points in the first half. He hit
for four three-pointers in the
first 16 minutes.
Bill Mehserle added 11
points while Kalen Lyons and
Ariel Bonilla had nine apiece.
Center Dexter Jackson had
12 rebounds and two blocked
shots. Lyons and Ilya Vasi-
levskiy had six boards each.
Heritage, which is in
Plantation, fell to 15-7.
With the win, Venice
creeps over the .500 mark for
the first time this season at
9-8. The Indians play Tuesday
night at Sarasota Christian.
VENICE 55, TAMPA
CATHOLIC 46- The Indians
weren't exactly humming on
all cylinders, but they played
well enough in spurts to
defeat Tampa Catholic Friday
night in the Lemon Bay
Roundball Showcase.
Reserve forward Ilya Vasi-
levskiy came up with three
gigantic buckets down the
stretch to help Venice stave
off the upset bid.
Vasilevskiy and center
Dexter Jackson led Venice
with 12 points apiece. Guard
George Stritz had three tre\s
and finished with nine points.
Venice (8-8) had trouble
solving Catholic's zone de-
fense in the first quarter, but
a solid second quarter gave
the Indians a pad they never
relinquished.
Venice scored 11 straight
points spanning the late first
quarter to early second quar-
ter, turning a 7-2 deficit into a
13-7 lead. The Indians led at
halftime 22-13.
SA mistake-prone third
quarter allowed Tampa
Catholic (9-8) to hang around.
Catholic, a Class 3A school
whose phief competition is St.
Pete Catholic, had three dif-
ferent players hit 3-point
bombs to cut the score to
33-29.
It got as close-as three
points midway through the
fourth quarter when Matt
Dziagwa's bomb made it
45-42.
Vasilevskiy hit his first big
bucket on a nice feed from
Kalen Lyons to make it 47-42.
Catholic stayed close at
49-46 after a Dziagwa layup
with a minute left.
SVasilevsky's work on the
offensive boards allowed
Venice to pull away. He fol-
lowed a missed free throw by
Ariel Bonilla to make it 52-46.
"Seconds later, he followed
another miss at the charity
stripe by Bonilla to make it
55-46. .

TAMPA CATHOLIC (46)
Dziaguia 6 0-1 15, Ciaccio 3 0-0 8,
Wallace 2 0-0 6, Lauteria 5 5-7 15;
Perrin 1 0-0 2, Mosley 0 0-1 0. Totals:
17 5-9 46.
VENICE (55)
Lyons 0 2-2 2, Abney 1 0-0 2,
Jackson 5 2-3 12,Bonilla 2 3-6 7, Stritz
3 0-1 9, Bier 1 0-0 2, Stasko 2 0-0 4, I.
Vasilevskiy 6 0-1 12, Mehserle 2 1-5 5.
Totals: 22 8-18 55.
Tampa C. (9-8) 7 6 16 17-46
Venice (8-8) 7 15 11 22-55
3-point goals: Dziagula 3, Ciaccio 2,
Wallace 2, Stritz 3. Total fouls: Tampa
Catholic 12, Venice 15.

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membership
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For more information,
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Venice Vikings drop season opener in overtime


BY CLAUDE LEWIS
SPORTS EDITOR


There wasn't much sepa-
rating the Venice Vikings and
the Bradenton Gladiators in
Saturday night's 2005 South-
ern States Football League
lid-lifter.
The fact that the game
went to overtime will back
that up.
But it was the expansion
Gladiators looking stronger in
the end, coming away with a
27-21 victory over the second-
year Vikes at Powell-Davis
Stadium.
The loss spoiled a number
of strong efforts by Vikings.
Likewise, it exposed some of
Venice's weaknesses.
Venice was plain unlucky
in losing the coin toss deter-
mining who would receive
the ball'in overtime.
Bradenton made the most
of it, marching 63 yards on
seven plays on a tired Viking
defense for the deciding
score. The big.play in the
drive was a third and seven
from the Gladiator 40. Quar-
terback Antonio Hale found
Bonshavior Bean down the
left side for a 29-yard gain that
put the ball on the Vikings 31.
The elusive Hale then
danced for 15 yards to the 16.


SUN PHOTOS BY JEFF TAVARES, jtavares@venicegondolier.cornJ
Viking fullback Andrew Jackson (28) gives Bradenton lineman Robert Goff a straight arm in Saturday night's game.


A carry by James Shelly took it
to the 2-yard line. From there,
Hale snuck it in for the win-
ning score.
Venice used the running of
Chauncey Jones to grab a 13-6
first quarter lead that stood
until halftime. Jones scored
from two yards out and then
27 yards out late in the quarter.
The former Booker star went
out of the game in the third


quarter with calf cramps.
Bradenton scored two
touchdowns in the third
Quarter to take the lead. The
Gladiators executed an on-
sides kick to start the period
an then marched 48 yards for
the go-ahead score.
Backed up near their goal
line, the Vikings coughed up
the ball and a touchdown to
go up 21-13. FullbackAndrew


Jackson's fumble was plucked
in the air by Thomas Jeffer-
son, who patriotically rum-
bled three yards for another
Gladiator TD.
Venice tied the game with
5:20 remaining on a three-
yard run by Timothy Howard.
Howard also ran the conver-
sion to knot the score. The big
play in the drive was a 30-yard
scramble by quarterback


Torry Johnson. o
Bradenton (1-0) 6 0 15 0 6-27D
Venice(0-1) 13 0 0 8 0-21
SCORING 42
V-Jones 2 run (kick failed)
B-Hale 1 run (kick blocked) .
V-Jones 27 run (D'Angelo kick)
B-Rawls 1 run (Singleton pass from C
Hale) 12
B-Jefferson 4 run with fumble
(Fragomeni kick)
V-Howard 3 run (Howard run)
B-Hale 1 run (no attempt) .


Indian matmen get revenge on Mantas ... and how
1


BY CLAUDE LEWIS
SPORTS EDITOR


When Lemon Bay beat
Venice by two points in a


wrestling dual meet a couple
weeks back, the Manta Rays
stirred up a hornet's nest.
The Indians were admit-
tedly complacent and, with a


SUN PHOTO BY CLAUDE LEWIS
Venice's Brett Nelson, left, tangles with Lemon-Bay's Aaron
Garlock at 140 pounds Saturday at Port Charlotte High.
Watching Nelson record a 3-1 decision at upper left is
unbeaten 189-pounder Jeremie Cook.



Ranch dominates


Indian booters


BY CLAUDE LEWIS
SPORTS EDITOR


There is no question as to
who has the upper hand en-
tering the Class 5A District 11
soccer tournament.
Lakewood Ranch locked
up the top seed in the upcom-
ing event with a convincing
5-0 victory over Venice High
Friday night at Powell-Davis
Stadium.
,Ranch finishes up regular
season district playwith a rec-
ord of 7-0-1. Venice is 5-2-1..
Ranch defeated Venice 3-1
earlier in the season. The'
Indians were missing some
key players in Friday's match.
"We're missing our right
midfielder, our stopper and
our striker," Venice coach
Michael James said.
Two will be back as Ven-
ice finishes out the regular
season this week. Midfielder
Francisco Juani and stopper
Erich Hess are due to return
Monday against North Fort
Myers. There are also home
matches Wednesday against
Palmetto and Friday Sen-
ior Night against DeSoto.
The district tournament is
the following week at Mana-


tee High. Venice will be the
second seed and play third
seed Manatee on Wednesday,
Feb. 2.
James wasn't impressed
with Friday night's turn of
events.
"Our defense wasn't com-
posed," he said. "We rushed
the ball, made mistakes and
they capitalized."
James also pointed to
Lakewood Ranch's superior
depth.
Ranch (14-5 overall) scored
three minutes in on a goal
by Mitch Veix. A penalty kick
goal by Ben Jackson 18 min-
utes in made it 2-0.
Michael Crook then scored
two goals to make it 4-0 by
the half.
"We had intensity," Ranch
coach Matt Kane said. "We
hadn't played well our last
couple games but we woke
up tonight."
Ranch was missing lead-
ing scorer Brandon Makow-
ski, who was on a recruiting
trip.
In Wednesday's match at
Riverview, Venice fell 3-0.
Venice takes an overall
record of 9-5-3 into this
week's action.


few wrestlers missing weight,
apparently fat.
Venice has been a lean,
mean mat machine ever
since,, which would mean
bad news for Lemon Bay in
Saturday's rematch at the
Port Charlotte Duals.
The Mantas got stung to
the tune of 59-11.
Venice won all five team
matches Saturday to take first
place in the tournament. The
Indians are now 12-2 in duals.
Against Lemon Bay, Venice
won nine of the 11 bouts
wrestled on the mat. Throw
in three forfeits, and it's no
wonder the second time
around would not be close. "
Three wrestlers who didn't
get a chance to contribute
the first time around were
elated to get a second chance
against the Mantas.
"I was really frustrated I
couldn't make weight," said
Zach Gaudreau, who stayed
unbeaten at 171 pounds with
a technical fall. "I'm glad I
could help this time."
Keith Koziel was another
who sat out the first time. He
redeemed himself with a sec-
ond-period pin Saturday.
"We didn't get two pounds
allowance and I missed by.3,"
said the Indian 130-pounder.
"I feel good."
'Viktor Vasilevskiy also
didn't wrestle Jan. 5 but was
able to.contribute a major
decision at 215 pounds
Saturday. The "Russian Bear"
also had Venice's quickest pin
of the day 17 seconds -
against Sebring,
The biggest turnaround
came from 152-pounder
Ricky Heil, who had lost to


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Grant Bowen Jan. 5. This time
Heil turned the tables, record-
ing a second-period pin.
"His strategy was to let
their guy make the mistake.
first," Venice coach Dan Kelly
said. "Their guy missed a
head throw. Ricky slipped it
ind gained control."
"I wrestled terrible the last
time," Hell said of his Jan. 5
outing.."I was better prepared
this time. I was warmed up
.and ready for him."
Randy Re also had a pin at
160 pounds. Cory Ritten-
house had a technical fall at

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103. Venice's Brett Nelson andc
Anthony Saputo won closeI
bouts. Nelson took a 3-1 de-"
cision over Aaron Garlock at
140. A gasping Saputo out-
lasted Adam Garlock 2-1 inI
a mammoth heavywveight-
battle.
SJohn Hodge won a deci-
sion at 145.
The other scores were
Venice 54, Sebring 13; Venice
58, Estero 7; Venice 73,1
Cypress Lake 3; and Venice
70, Port Charlotte 0.
Venice is home to Sarasotai
Wednesday night,

1 -u-u. i -


Ladies crush Ranch


STAFF REPORT


Host Lakewood Ranch
was no match for the Venice
High girls basketball team
Friday night.
The Lady Indians won by a
whopping 51 points, 64-13,
to improve their overall
record to 17-3 and their Class
5A District mark to 6-1.
Venice hit eight three-
point field goals with Marla
Cooke leading the way with
three. Jessica Enander had
two.
Natalie Gaudreau led Ven-
ice in scoring with 22 points.
Lisa Hough was next with a
dozen.
Lakewood Ranch was
missing top scorer Kristen
Fulmer.
"They're a different team
without the big stud in the
middle," said assistant coach
Cayll Smith. "Natalie had a


stellar performance."
Head coach Joe DiGia4
como said the mercy clocI,
was running by early in thep
third quarter.
Assistant Gary "Ken Sta-.
bler" Halbert declined corn-
ment.
, Venice will play host td
Southeast on Thursday!
Southeast is ranked 10th m
Class 4A.

VENICE (64)
Mitchell 2 1-2 5, Nostin 1 0-0 3,
Hough 4 4-5 12, Gaudreau 8 5-6 22, .
Cooke 3 0-0 9, Dettmann2 0-05,
Worthington 1 0-0 2, Enander 2 0-0 6;
Callaghan 0 0-1 0. Totals 23 10-14 64.
LAKEWOOD RANCH (13)
Onan 1 1-2 3, Hershberger 1 1-1 3,
Tobar 3 0-0 7, Gallon 0 0-2 0, Shattuck,
0 0-0 0. Totals: 5 2-5 13.
Venice (17-3) 17 18 13 16-6-1
Ranch 4 4 2 3-13
3-point goals: Gaudreau, 1f
Dettmann, Nostin, Cooke 3, Enander 2l
Tobar. Total fouls: Venice 9, Lakewood
Ranch 11.


Athlete of the Week

Junior Jeremie Cook is chugging along with an unbeaten
record so far this wrestling season. He improved his
record to 22-0 on the season against Manatee
Wednesday. Cook, also a promising baseball player, is the
top-rated wrestler at 189 pounds in Class 2A.


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JACARANDA WEST
COUNTRY CLUB
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FIRST ROUND
A FLIGHT Low Gross: Venus
Basta, Christine Starosta 74. Low Net:
Sookhi Kim, Elaine Robinson 60.
B FLIGHT Low Gross: Julie
Clifford, Anna Ziitler, 87. Low Net: Jo
Carol Abezetian, Geri Barbato 60.
C FLIGHT Low Gross: Gail
Pederson, Jean Bickel, 96. Low Net:
zuzie Pruden, Friedl Githens, 64.
, D FLIGHT-- Low Gross: Betty
Kiernan, Mimi Christie, 95. Low Net:
Blary Mahaney, Pat Bochnowski, 60.
8 HOLE LADIES
Z FIRST FLIGHT Sookhi Kim 38,
Bobbie Scott 36, Judy Christman 36,
laine Robinson 35, Anna Zeitler 34.
SECOND FLIGHT-- Millie Carollo
47, Sandy Blakely 39, Nancy Haughey
38, Kay Foy 37, Friedl Githens 37.
I THIRD FLIGHT Jean Bickel 40,
Gail Davey 39, Estelle Scanlon 38, Kathy
4arly 34, Marie Padden 33, Joyce
Peegan 33.
\ FOURTH FLIGHT Dot Mulreed
39, Betty Kiernan 39, Tommie LeGiadre
36, Ellen Dempster 36, Sharon Springall
.36, Mary Mahoney 36.
JACARANDAJILLS
TEAM LOW PUTTS
c 67- Nancy Thomas, Arlene
Ioldberg, Louella Schweitzer, Marno
Fibltz
S67 Mae Morrow, Joanne Warren,
Lou Signorino, Pam Reigeluth.
JACARANDA MEN'S DAY
SCRAMBLES 2 BEST BALLS OF 4
MINUS 33 Alex Ohison, Tom
Ohison, Dick Blakeley, John Moynihan.
MINUS 30 John Matarese, Harry
Githens, Jim Cassata, Bud Sullivan.
MINUS 28 Steve Tully, Joe
Skrabak, Rich Anderson, Don Seelow.
SUNDAY COUPLES
BETTER BALL OF PARTNERS
MINUS 14- Don and Marilyn
Dumas. MINUS 13 Lee and Eileen
Smutz. MINUS 13 Ron and Sharon
Springall. MINUS 12 Ken and Phyllis
Ormerod. MINUS 11 C.K. and Sookhi
Kim. MINUS 11 Wally and Emily
Nelson.
LAKE VENICE GOLF CLUB
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CLASS A 1. Shirkley Krebiehl; 2.
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VENICE GARDENS MEN
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MINUS 8 Dick Bragdon, Roger
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Krebiehl, Al Lindquist, Alex Simon.
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Al Rockey, Dennis Corcoran.
INDIVIDUALS Pete Krebiehl
plus 6, Roland Bosse plus 5, John Robb
plus 4, Al Ouellet plus 4, Rick Nicholas
plus 4.
MONDAY GROUP
QUOTA POINTS
PLUS 9 Alex Simon, Carl Gerner,
Mert Mear.
INDIVIDUALS Carl Gerner plus 7,
Bob Copas plus 6, Len Brady'plus 4,
Bim Wilder plus 3, Alex Simon plus 3.
WOMEN'S 18 HOLES
BEAT THE PRO
CLASS A 1. Joyce Bradner 65; 2.
Sara Maas 68; 3. Linda Haines 73; 4.
Ruth Dimlich 74.
CLASS B- 1. Nancy Taylor 77;.2.
Del Wilson 78; 3. Shirley Krebiehl 78; 4.
Pat Zingler 80.
CLASS C 1. race Babcock 75; 2.
Lois Rodgers 79; 3. Diane Jerome 80; 4:
Jane Renner 81.
LADIES 9 HOLES
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CLASS A 1. Terri Landry 14; 2.
Jeanne Crozier 16; 3. Dot DeJohn 17.
CLASS B 1. Ruth Tacy 16; 2.
Edna Laurita 16; 3. Dottie Rice 17.
CLASS C 1. Jan Stout 15; 2. Ann
Morgan 16; 3. Joan Turner 17.
MEN'S 18 HOLES
LOW NET
CLASS A Fran Marki 68; Jim
Eagleston 68; Bill Crozier 69.
CLASS B Art Howe 67; Don
Nixon 69; Ken Onstott 70.
CLASS C Pop DeMello 62; Bim
Wilder 63; Don Carlton 69.
CLASS D Earl lapain 68; Joe
LaDu 70; Rod Hines 70.
VENICE GARDENS MEN
HIGH BALL, LOW BALL
MINUS 5 Don Hummel, Dave
Duffy, Bill Thackara.
MINUS 4 Wayne Cadrette, Bud
Lightweis, proxy.
PLUS 3 Dick Bergston, Walt
Schatner, proxy.
LADIES 9 HOLES
PAR4s ONLY
CLASS A 1. Dot DeJohn;
2. DeeDee Stockwell; 3. Terri Landry.
CLASS B 1. Edna Laurita 13;
2. Gloria Sanders 22; 3. Ruth Tacy 23.
CLASS C 1. Claire Lawson 24;
2. Joyce Davis 25; 3. Jean Chamber-
lain 25.
BAY INDIES LADIES
9 HOLES
CLASS A 1. Peg Griffin;
2. DeeDeeStockwell.
CLASS B 1. Gloria Sanders;
2. Louise Drouin.
CLASS C 1. Ellie Paltrineri;
2. Fran Bouthlier.
WOMEN'S 18 HOLES
LOW NET
CLASS A 1. Freda Miller 72;
2. Joyce Bradner 75; 3. Ruth Dimlich
76; 4. Jackie Wheeler 81.
CLASS B 1. Peggy Nicholas 72;
2. Eileen Mahern 77; 3. Shirley Krebiehl
77; 4. Sarah Maas 80.
CLASS C.- 1. June Marceau 72;
2. Gebne Rausch 75; 3. Joan Noone 80;
4. Sue Howe 82.
CLASS D 1. Lois Rodger 76;
2. Kay Punkar 85; 3. Alie Braman 108.


Welcome to -the first
weekly golf column in the
Venice Gondolier Sun. This
will be your guide to local
golf and local golf courses.
We will, of course, cover the
majors and some profes-
sional golf'issues. However,
this column will be devoted,
for the most part, to local
amateur golf.
Are you a player who is
ready to take your game
public? In the legendary
movie "Caddyshack," Judge
Smails asks Ty Webb, "How
do you measure yourself
against other golfers?" Webb
responds, "By height." Well
that may work for Chevy
Chase, but the rest of us
(especially the short guys)
need a different measuring
stick.
That brings us to the point
of this week's column. Local
amateur tournaments are
plentiful during the summer
months and very popular
with the year-round players.
The following is a list of some
of the important area tourn-


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MINUS 15 Jim Manwaring,
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aments and their scheduled
dates.
We begin with the first
biggie on the calendar,
which is the City of Sarasota
Championship held at the
Bobby Jones Golf Complex.
Usually held over the last
weekend in April and first
weekend of May, it is the
only four-day tournament
held locally. The cost is
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may elect to walk or ride (for
a cart fee). Many notable
amateurs have won this
event, including Paul Azing-
er. A good tournament, but
noted for its long rounds.
Next up is the Venice City
Championship, which will
be held on October 1 and 2
at the Lake Venice Golf Club.
This is one of the best local
tournaments around. Priced
less than $100 for two days
including food and golf, the
course is always in good
shape for this event, especi-
ally the greens.
There are also several
two-man tournaments dur-
ing the year, of differing for-
mats, from the Lake Venice
Two Man to the Capri Isles
Best Ball and many others
which we will explore during
the coming months.
If you have any questions
or issues you would like cov-
ered in this column, feel free
to make suggestions. Just fire
off an email to lewis@venice-
gondolier.com. See you next
week.


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BLUE TEES
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Henderson 36. Low Net Back 9 -
Cheryl Hornberger 37.
CLASS B Low Net 18 Jessie
Meek 72. Low Net Front 9 Carol
Basler 36, Denise Daddino 36. Low
Net Back 9 Betty Faye Lewis 36.
CLASS C Low Net 18 Jill
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Joan Blum 37. Low Net Back 9 -
Eileen Britt 34.
CLASS D Low Net 18 Marge
Wolohan 72. Low Net Front 9 -
Sunny Leet 34. Low Net Back 9 Joan
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WEDNESDAY MEN
1 BEST BALL OF 4
WHITE TEES Minus 11: Richard
Womack, Don Oakley, Jeff Pick, Jack
Greenwald. Minus 11: Scott
McWhinnie, Bill Goodenough, Ed
Sullivan, Bob Metzger.
BLUE TEES-- Minus 11: Dick
Weller, Jim Hunnicutt, Paul Basham,
Jim Bourne. Minus 10: Dave Lewis,
Gene Bicknell, Joe Faccenda, Roger
Spidle. Minus 9: Dave Collins, John
Myers, Don Basil, C.T. Lewis. Minus 9:
Pete Mayer, Art Richart, Henry DiPrete,
Tom Slattery.
MYAKKA PINES
GOLF CLUB
MEN'S SHOOTOUT
QUOTA POINTS
PLUS 22 Dick Marker, Casey
Boczar, Junior Johnson, Bill Ellsworth.
PLUS 18 Charles Keoskie, Dick
Moran, Dick Newcomb, Elwin Sawtelle.
PLUS 16 Mike Booth, Chuck
Corey, Ewen Brown, Harold Anderson.
WEDNESDAY ALL STARS
TEAM QUOTA POINTS
PLUS 5 Al DeLuca, Hal
Vanderbush, Ed Delapiana, Irv Brott.
9 HOLE MEN
TEAM QUOTA POINTS
PLUS 11 Dick Young, Paul
Snider, Ed O'Brien, Mark Lies.
MEN'S SHOOTOUT
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PLUS 19- Don Hawk, Jack
Wilding, Tony Foster, Blackie Dewiche.
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PLUS 2 Charles Keoskie, Bill
Lappen, Jim Delwiche, Tim Horgan.
MINUS 1 Dick Newcomb, Jim
Reid, Paul Foster, Harry MacPherson.
HIGH INDIVIDUAL Harry
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9 HOLE LADIES
LOW GROSS
.A FLIGHT Lynch Anderson 53; B
FLIGHT Shirley Parker 54; C FLIGHT
- Althea Banfield 54; D FLIGHT -
Phyllis Emery 65.
18 HOLE LADIES
EVEN HOLE HALF HANDICAP
A FLIGHT Teresa Pifer 36.5; B
FLIGHT Bev White, Wanda
Hutchins 38.5; C FLIGHT Pauline
Wilding 27.5; D FLIGHT- Marcia
Helling/Penny Deacon 41.5; E FLIGHT
- Mary Sweeney 37.5; F FLIGHT -
Jane Casey 29.5.
MYAKKA PINES
GOLF CLUB
MEN'S SHOOTOUT
QUOTA POINTS
PLUS 14 Gus Dommermuth,
Dick Henry, Les Gray.
PLUS 11 Skip Miller, Tom
Hansen, Stan Oraczewski, Real Doucet.
PLUS 10 Bev Donaldson, Mike
Papin, Ron Gagne, Eric Bremner.
WEDNESDAY ALL STARS
TEAM QUOTA POINTS
PLUS 5 Stan Grover, Andy
Wright, Gaetan Racette.
9 HOLE MEN
TEAM QUOTA POINTS
PLUS 11 Harrison Smith, Zip
Ferriel, Burch Millsap, Mark Lies.
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OVERALL Jim and Cindy Bock
152. FLIGHT 1 Dave and Sue Good
131. FLIGHT 2 Tom Judge and
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Tom and Nadene Hanson 123. FLIGHT
4 Jim and Cathy Cameron 130.
FLIGHT 5 Jack and Mary Lee Lacey
134. FLIGHT 6 Bill and Joan Reed
129. FLIGHT 7 Jim and Margie
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MEN'S PRESIDENTS CUP
LOW NET
TWO ROUNDS
FLIGHT 1 Hal Loud 144. FLIGHT
2 --Tom Judge 146. FLIGHT 3 -
Rudy Hutter 143. FLIGHT 4- Mario
Testa 143. FLIGHT 5 Dallas
Robinson 143. FLIGHT 6 Richard
Miller 145. FLIGHT 7 Allen Petty
142. FLIGHT 8 Gordon Curnow
137.
WOMEN'S 18 HOLES
THROW OUT 2 HIGHEST HOLES
1 ON EACH SIDE
FLIGHT 1 Kate Borduas 56,
Sharon Malowney 58, Marijke Fisher
58. FLIGHT 2 Marilyn Oberstein 53,
Betty Hawthorne 56, Esther Kennedy
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Judy Rousseau 54, Sherry Peterson 60,
Nancy Dickey 60. FLIGHT 4- Judy
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LAKE VENICE GOLF CLUB
MEN'S 18 HOLES
LOW,NET
274 Neil Clauser, Bim Wilder,
Jim Thorpe, Pete Krebiehl. 276
Paul Flanagan, Norm Beck, Bud
Sullivan, proxy. 282 John
Harrington, Chet Hamlin, Floyd.
Tamblingson, proxy.
VENICE GARDENS MEN
TEAM QUOTA POINTS
PLUS 16 George Chatfield,
Wayne Cadrette, Don Hummel.
PLUS 13 Charles Feath, Dave
Duffy, Ed Holka.
PLUS 11 Bud Lightweis, Roger
Kramer, Walt Schatner.
WOMEN'S 18 HOLES
LOW PUTTS
CLASS A 1. Poppy McDonald
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CLASS B 1. Doris McManus 27;
2. Mary Ann Stewart 31; 3. Jeannette
Wilder 32.
CLASS C 1. June Marceau 27; 2.
Kay Punkar 32; 3. Jean White 33.
LADIES 9 HOLES
4 CLUBS AND A PUTTER
CLASS A 1. Nancy Totten 41; 2.
Peg Griffin 43; 3. Dee Dee Stockwell
45.
CLASS B 1. Anne Morris 47; 2.
Ellen Gagnon 49; 3. Patsy Faulk 51.
CLASS C 1. Anne Morgan 50; 2.
Pat Campbell 52; 3. Dot Henderson 52.
JACARANDA WEST
COUNTRY CLUB
MEN'S DAY
SUCKER IN THE BUCKET
MINUS 14- Ron Springall,
George Luby, Doug Scott, Don
Sinclair.
MINUS 7 Lou Haughey, George
Vogt, Len Hoagson, Charles Oskatis.
.MINUS 5 Dick Lippert, Bill
Grover, Reid Porter, Vic Barbato.
INDIVIDUAL LOW NET
A FLIGHT Jackie Lanford 34,
Marcia Franson 37, Sue Ayers 37, Perry
Faust 37, Gloria Thiers 38.
B FLIGHT Lu Signorino 37, Mary
Murphy 37, Carol Emanuelson 38,
Claire Johns 39, Dot Ulrich 41.
MISSION VALLEY
COUNTRY CLUB
3 BLIND MICE
CLASS A Kathy Gallo 57, Dottie
Kuhlman 62.
CLASS B Pat Urbanski 51, Betty
Fay Lewis 55, Lennie MacArthur 55,
Judy Brown 56, Ruth Schulenberg 56.
CLASS C Eileen Britt 54,
Christine McAllen 56, Carole Radlinski
58, Jill Faccenda 59.
SCLASS D Evelyn Brown 55.
9 HOLE LADIES
PRESIDENT'S CUP
18 HOLES
INDIVIDUAL LOW NET
67 Lynch Anderson. 68 Ann
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Barb Spedalire 149.
B FLIGHT Kathy Wallis 136,
Darlene Weidner 147.
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Thursday, Jan. 27.
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Venice High School Wellness Center hits snag


BYANGELINE TAYLOR
STAFF WRITER

Local attorney Wayne Hall
knew the philanthropic effort
to build a high school athletic
center would not be easy.
Little did he know that hur-
ricanes, a worldwide concrete
shortage and design delays
would get in the way.
Such events have served as
obstacles to delay construc-
tion of Venice High School's
Wellness Center. Hall, chair of
the wellness center conunit-
tee, has waited for comple-


tion of the building design to
update project donors. It's
been a frustrating wait.
"As a result of the hurri-
canes and construction booms
(it's been) hard to get the
design completed," Hall said.
"Everyone involved is ex-
tremely busy. People are help-
ing us for little or no compen-
sation."
A communitywide effort
has been under way to com-
plete the $450,000 project. Fi-
nancial obligations have been
cut up in thirds. The school dis-
trict, the Gulf Coast Com-


munity Foundation of Venice
and private donors have each
absorbed a third of the cost
"We are eagerly awaiting
the center," said VHS Princi-
pal Candace Millington. "It
will be a welcome relief."
That relief will provide
needed space for classrooms,
extra-curricular activities,
aerobic training, weight train-
ing and a floor area for dance.
The center was originally pro-
jected for 8,000 square feet
and construction was to start
this month. Now, it's about six
months behind schedule,


Hall said.
He has noticed a slow-
down in other construction,
which may end up helping
out his efforts. The school is
also constructing an upgrad-
ed swimming pool and eight
lighted tennis courts, Milling-
ton said. Each is an area of
improvement mandated by
the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools.
"Hopefully the worst of the
worst is behind us," Hall said.
You can e-mailAngeline
Taylor at: ataylor
@venicegondoliercom.


National magazine recognizes area schools for excellence


By ANGELINE TAYLOR
STAFF WRITER

Sarasota County schools
received a figurative 'A+" in
Expansion Management
Magazine's 14th annual edu-
cation ranking.
The monthly magazine is
targeted at executives of com-
panies that are looking to ex-
pand or relocate their facilities.
SEach year, the magazine
rates 2,800 school districts in the
country. Sarasota County
ranked in the top 17 percent
and earned a Gold Medal rating.
- The ranking system is
called the Education Quo-
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tient. Each year, EQ rates
school districts in three re-
sult-driven areas: How many
students stay to graduate? Is
the community involved in a
financial commitment to ed-
ucation? And, how does the
community rate adult educa-
tion and income levels.
The Gold Medal is followed
by a Blue Ribbon ranking.
Green light districts are aver-
age and yellow light districts
compose the bottom 25 per-
cent. Red light districts are
below the national average.
"We were the only school
district in Florida to receive a
gold medal," said Schools


Superintendent Gary Norris.
The ranking highlighted
districts with enrollments of
at least 3,300 students. Seven-
teen states and the District of
Columbia went without a
gold medal-ranked school.
Ten states including Florida
had only one school featured
as a gold-medal winner.
Pennsylvania earned more
gold-medal school districts
than any other state. New
York and North Dakota tied
for second place.
"In today's knowledge-
based economy, nothing is
more important to compa-
nies than the ability to find,


and employ, an increasingly
well-educated workforce,"
said Bill King, chief editor of
Expansion Management
magazine, in a press release.
"The Education Quotient
provides them with a way to
compare communities na-
tionwide in terms of the qual-
ity of the work force they are
likely to encounter should
they choose to open a manu-
facturing, distribution, or
other business facilities
there."

Expansion Management
.com Web site contributed to
this report.


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From left, State Rep. Nancy Detert, R.-Venice, presents a
check for $500 to Venice High School Band Boosters
President Mary Petty and Venice High School Principal
Candy Millington. Detert said she considers the boosters
first responders to Hurricane Charley because they were
among the first/to deliver ice and water to victims. The
money was left over from Detert's campaign fund.



City welcome-sign design contest


The city is looking for a few
good artists to help welcome
people to the community.
A contest is being held for
the design of new welcome
signs to be placed at the city
limits. Entries should be sub-
mitted no later than Jan. 31.
Each submission must in-
clude a completed entry
form, an 8.5-inch by 11-inch


color rendering, a list of con-
struction materials and an
estimated cost of fabrication.
The winner will receive
$100 and a certificate of rec-
ognition from the city award-
ed at a city council meeting.
To receive an entry form,
contact .Strategic Planning
.Manager Mary Holcombe at
486-2626, Ext. 2041.


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Job finished: White steps down at PGT


The mantle of power
will be passed
to one of the company's
three co-founders
as its chief for nearly
nine years
moves into "gainful
unemployment."

BYTOMMYMCINTYRE
STAFF WRITER
Randy White is leaving the
building.
PGT's chief executive offi-
cer is stepping down Jan. 28.
White, 58, simply said it is
time.
"I like to think I am still
wanted," White said, "but I am
no longer needed."
White's retirement be-
comes official at the'Feb. 3
PGT board meeting.
PGT President Rod Hersh-
berger, 48, one of the compa-
ny's three co-founders, will
become the new CEO, White
said.
White said he had only
planned to stay for five years
when he joined the company.
in 1996. However, when the
five years came and went,
White said he still had more
to do.
"I wanted to make sure I
had a good management
team ready to hit the ground
running," White said. "Well,
they are great, incredible,
capable, confident."
PGT Industries, located in
Venice, is one
of the world's
leading glass
and alu-
minum win-
dow and door
makers. It
is recognized
nationally and
international-
White lyfor the qual-
ity of its prod-
ucts and service.
Bittersweet
Among White's accom-
plishments besides phe- .
nomenal corporate sales
growth were two events
that had major impact on the
company. Both happened on
White's watch and under his
leadership.
Linsalata Capital Part-
ners (Ohio), took controlling
interest of PGT in January
2001.
JLL Partners, a $2.1-billion
New York equity firm, became
the new majority shareholder
of PGT Industries in January
2004.
The infusion of money
from the equity firms gave
impetus to the company's
expansion into the 21st cent-
ury.
Saddened but exhilarated
at another beginning, White
attributes the company's
worldwide reputation for in-
tegrity in one mission state-
ment.
"We say what we are going
to do and we do what we
said we would do," he said.
"And we do it faster and more
reliably than our competi-
tion."
White attributes the com-
pany's success in large part
to teamwork.
"We are a family," he said.
The companyis also known
for its community involve-
ment.
Full circle
" White, an industry icon
respected for his business
acumen and integrity, will
leave the company to do what
he has always dreamed of
'doing.
"Just being a very interest-
ed and vested board mem-
ber," White said, "back to
where I started in 1996."
White said his retirement
means he will be plowing
some uncharted ground.


"I've always had income
since I was 8 years old," he
said. "This is the first time I
will be 'gainfully unemploy-
ed' and I am looking forward
to it."
White said he and his wife,
Gail, will continue to live in
Venice. They will divide their


time between here and their
15-acre horse ranch in
Steamboat Springs, Colo.
White was named CEO
and president shortly after
joining the company.
In May 2004, he turned
over the presidency to
Hershberger.


Humble beginnings
Paul Hostetler, Noah Yoder
and Hershberger started the
window business 23 years ago
in a 7,000-square-foot rented
building on James Street off
U.S. 41 Bypass.
"We just ran it-pretty much
as a fun company," Hersh-


berger said earlier, "to take
care of our families."
Then, it was called Vinyl-
Tech. Today, it is called PGT
Industries.
It is Venice's largest em-
ployer, with more than 2,000
workers at its Venice and
Lexington, N.C., plants.


The Venice plant is locat-
ed on Technology Drive off
Knights Trail Road.
White said PGT's sales
this year should exceed $300
million.
You can.e-mail Tommy
McIntyre at: tmcintyre@
venicegondoliercom.


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PUBLISHER
ROBERT A. VEDDER
PHONE: (941) 207-1010
FAX: (941) 484-8460
13A
SUNDAY
JAN. 23,2005


OUR VIEW



The important part is the message, not the messenger


e occasionally get a letter to the editor
that either opens or concludes with a
dare, something along the lines of: I
bet you won't print this.
And often we don't. Partly that's because
letting people goad us into running items
would set a bad editorial policy. Usually, how-
ever, it's because the correspondence doesn't
comply with our letter policy- it's more than
250 words or it's unsigned and the writer
wants a "special exception" from the rules.
But a letter from "John Doe" raised an
interesting question, one we thought
deserves an answer: Why do we print our edi-
torials anonymously when we require letter
writers to sign their names?
The answer is pretty simple, but it comes
with an explanation that may not satisfy Mr.
Doe, or some of our other readers.


Letters to the editor are the opinion of one
person the author of the letter. While the
letter may purport to speak for other people,
unless it is written in an official capacity it is
only the viewpoint of the author, though it
may leave other readers nodding their heads.
And there is an alternative for those who
want to express an opinion anonymously:
the Let'em Have It line, 207-1111. No identifi-
cation is required, and we don't have caller
ID. If you don't say anything to identify your-
self or by which you could be identified,
you're as anonymous as the author of our
editorials.
Contrary to letters to the editor, editorials
are the viewpoint of the Venice Gondolier
Sun, not any one member of our editorial
board. Although some readers ascribe the
positions expressed elsewhere on our opin-


ion pages to us, the only place we take a stand
on an issue is right here.
That's not to say that you can never dis-
cern from a news story how a reporter feels
about the subject he is covering; we're
human, and there are limits to the ability to
remove oneself from one's writing. But we
strive to be fair in those stories, which means
trying to present as many sides of an issue as
we can as objectively as we can.
In our editorials there are fewer con-
straints. Anonymity is not a license to distort
or fabricate, however; it is just the device that
allows us to criticize where we think criticism
is due; praise where praise has been earned;
and try to fulfill our mission, part of which to
to try to make Venice an even better place to
live.
Since that's the paper's mission, it really


isn't relevant who had the idea for the editor-
ial, who first put the words on the page, who
commented on them or who added the fin-
ishing touches. In all cases they are the work
of more than one person; in some the effort
of four or five, though we would be hard
pressed to say who should get credit for what.
Much more important than who wrote the
editorial is whether it is relevant; whether it
makes a logical argument for (or against)
something that is important to our readers;
whether it makes them think about an issue
in a new way.
You won't always agree with the positions
we take; sometimes the members of the edi-
torial board don't see exactly eye to eye on an
issue. But the resulting editorial is then the
product of a healthy and vigorous debate -
which is what opinion pages are for.


What's the question?


It is the time of year when
our state legislative delega-
tion listens to what we want
them to push in this year's
session in Tallahassee.
It appears the economy is
ramping up and growth is
stimulating more revenue,
which is forecast to bring a
huge increase in ftuds this
year. That means they might
be able to make headway in
some areas.
So what are the things
important to our area? I'll give
you some of the ones that I
hear; I assume that there are a
lot more.
1. Put pressure on to stop
the insane heightening of the
Shakett Creek Bridge in
Nokomis just so a few home-
owners can buy bigger boats
and inflate the values of their
properties. This promises to
slow the widening of U.S. 41
and probably make it difficult
at all to do a trail to Sarasota.
2. Bring pressure to bear to
widen U.S. 41 Bypass. I sug-
gest a Phase One that would
include widening and redo-
ing the Venice Avenue inter-
section first, to help when the
rest is getting done.
3. As the state looks to
tighten Medicaid, it needs to
find better reimbursement
for hospitals before we drive
them all out of business.
Pressure on national legisla-
tors would help too. Jeb has
proposed- some drastic
changes to the Medicaid pay-
ment system that are worth
looking at. His ideas are quite
different, and if there is any-
thing that needs a new look, it
is Medicaid.
4. Large amounts of Flor-
ida transportation tax dollars
go to other states. We should
take a very aggressive role,
even if it is in the courts, to get
our fair share.
5. Sarasota residents pay
more than almost every other
county per pupil for a stu-
dent's education. The formula
for figuring that out needs to
be revised to make it fairer to
the taxpayer. In Georgia,
school districts that were get-
ting slighted by the formula
went to court and put enough
pressure on the legislature
that the formula got changed.
Out of the $1 billion more
that Jeb wants to give to
schools, will the amount
Sarasota gets be enough to
negate the need for another
school tax referendum?
6. Some Legislature sooner
or later has to look out for its
citizens by proposing a bill to
require older citizens to have


their eyes and driving skills
checked, instead of getting an
automatic renewal with no
checks, as now. They say it is
political suicide to do it, yet
none of us sent legislators to
Tallahassee to look out for
their own hide they are to
look out for our hide. Illinois
has residents past a certain
age checked every year. My
dad, who will be 95 in a few
weeks, just passed the driving
test, as he has had to every
year.
7. Last year the state gave
telephone companies the
ability to increase their rates
by a huge amount. It smelled
a lot the like pigs around
Venice, a real porker. Is it
going to reverse that action?
8. I would assume that
there will be several bills to
help hurricane victims. and
communities that still need
help. Insurance for mobile
home owners is becoming a
real challenge now; they may
need to help those residents
get covered.
9. Ensure that beach
restoration funds are still in
place and coming our way,
including new funds to help
replace the sand lost to hurri-
canes.
These are some of the
major issues; there are cer-
tainly many more. Campaign
financing, more tort reform,
worker's comp insurance
rates, uninsured health and
more are still out there. Give
me your thoughts.

By's Crack: A Rotary
member decided to hide
his money in his mattress.
However, he had a
waterbed and all he did
was liquidate his assets.

More than 300 tickets were
sold for the pignic at the
Thursday night stroll, making
some good money for the
Venice Art Center. It was just a
little chilly out there, making
the pig tails really curl. The
Pig Committee, headed by
Lynn Moseley, did a great job.

Dave Farley related that he
found another way to lose a
lot of weight: He had his ton-
sils out, which made it impos-
sible to eat much and what he
could eat had no taste.

Happy 50th birthday to
Mike Griffith, who celebrated
his big week by getting
approval, with wife Addy, for
an exception to allow a four-
story building downtown. It
appears that it will look very
nice, although I am one who
feels that height exceptions
should be for' extraordinary
reasons. The Griffiths will be a
nice addition to Venice
MainStreet, as they are active
in the community.

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Bikers just want respect on the roads


Editor:
For two successive Saturdays the Venice Gondolier Sun front
page has unfortunately reflected less-than-positve attitudes
toward bicyclists. We appreciated a balance offered in the Jan.
19 editorial, as obviously we each benefit by co-existing and
interacting with respect and responsibility toward everyone's
right to be on the roads.
The Coastal Cruiser Bicycle Club has been organized for 30
years to participate together in a challenging and entertaining
sport; to promote safety; to share the road; to support develop-
ment of trails; and to ride with guidelines and common sense.
Our club bicyclists choose to ride for fitness, for fun and recre-
ation, for commuting and for economizing on'fuel. ,
While we cannot claim to have a perfect safety record, our
members log thousands and thousands of solo and group acci-
dent-free road miles day by day, year after year.
We would not be alive without constant awareness of the
challenges of continuously unpredictable traffic and of ever-
changing and uncontrollable highway conditions.
We aim to share the road, ride with an attitude for safety,
and, like every other traveling person, arrive alive.
We very much look forward to our forthcoming monthly
guest column in the Gondolier Sun. We welcome dialogue with
and positive participation of community members.
Bring out the bike, wear the helmet, pack an energy bar,
come ride with us. We find it to be an irreplaceable prescription
to be fit, alert, energized, aware, enlightened.
As we all agree to responsibly share the road, we then can
more safely share the ride.
Wanda J. Short
CCBC President


Bush is wrong on FTAA
Editor:
President Bush is pushing
to pass the Free Trade Area of
the Americas agreement.
Bush insists that the North
American Free Trade Agree-
ment was a grand success
and should be expanded to
include nearly all the nations
of the Western Hemisphere.
The FTAA could be voted on
by Congress in April.
The FTAA is not about free
trade, in spite of its deceptive
name. It is really about a
power grab by international-
ists.
It will erode our sovereign-


ty and independence even
further than NAFTA has. It
will be European Union 2.
If Congress passes the
FTAA, it will have given gov-
ernmental authority to un-
elected, independent tri-
bunals of foreigners who will
tell us what to do without any
representation or control by
U.S. citizens. They will issue
orders to overrule our court
judgments and laws of our
nation.
The FTAA is really about
setting up a one-world gov-
ernment piece by piece. If the
FTAA is passed, we will lose
our borders and about 500


million people living south of
the United States will find it a
lot easier to take up residence
in the United States and take
American jobs or even get on
welfare. Moreover, more jobs
will be lost overseas.
I am a Republican, but
Bush is wrong here. Amer-
icans should write and call
their congressmen and urge
them to reject the FTAA to
keep the United States inde-
pendent, free and sovereign.
Tom Edmondson
Nokomis
Paying price
for ignoring rails
Editor:
When are the citizens of
the United States going to
realize that we have made a
terrible mistake in completely
abandoning the long-dis-
tance rail system in our coun-
try?
We have subsidized the
trucking industry by building
bigger and better highways.
The trucks are getting bigger
and creating dangerous dri-
ving conditions on our na-
tion's highways. They are
destroying the roads with big-
ger and heavier loads, all paid
for our gas taxes and other
costs passed on to the citi-
zens.
The rail system is deterio-
rating completely, as can be
seen by derailments and dan-
gerous cargo being hauled on
what is left of the system. The
airlines are already in a chaot-
ic state and filing bankruptcy
constantly.
We need to get on the
backs of our do-nothing rep-
resentatives in Washington,
D.C., and demand that some-


thing is done about the situa-
tion to return the rail system
to what works fine in other
countries of the world.
Years ago, a friend of mine
worked as a track supervisor
on a railway system in Ohio.
He told me then that it was
dangerous to ride on his
tracks with the lack of upkeep.
Fortunately, there were no
passenger services at that
time.
Most of the rights of way
are still in place and new sys-
tems could be added along
the major highway systems in
the country.
If you are tired of the mad-
house in the airports and over
the country, demand that the
rail systems be rebuilt. There
are many people who are not
physically able to fly and
have no other way of travel-
ing than the highways.
James V. Morrow
Venice
Kudos to Rev. Dolby
Editor:
Excellent expose by Au-
burn Road Presbyterian
Church Pastor Dwight Dolby
entitled "Margaret Sanger of
Planned Parenthood and the
Virgin Mary of Christendom,"
in the Dec. 11 issue.
Pastor Dolby wrote an ex-
cellent contrast between the
differing philosophies of Mar-
garet Sanger, the founder of
Planned Parenthood, and
Mary, the mother of Jesus.
We need more writing like
Pastor Dolby's.
Larry Smith
Venice

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SUNDAY, JAN. 23, 2005


V I (UNUULIriCo I


THE WORD ON THE STREET


A resounding

Yes!

Question: Would you sup-
port traffic light cameras to
detect violators who run red
lights?


LETTERS from page 13A
Silence would have done
Editor:
We are saddened and dis-
appointed to read in the arti-
cle about the Early Childhood
Center at Venice Presbyterian
Church that a man of God
would release such sensitive
and inflammatory informa-
tion to a newspaper and then
offer public comment on it.
At best, it is a serious error
in judgment, especially since
there is still an active investi-


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gation in progress. Discretion
and respect without personal
commentary or judgment are
values we cherish and behav-
iors we expect from our reli-
gious leadership.
If we were members of Rev.
Chris Romig's congregation,
we would be concerned that
if we sought his pastoral
counsel, our issues might not
be held in confidence or dealt
with in the most appropriate
way. What would Jesus do?
It is our hope that this inves-
tigation will see closure soon


for the sake of all involved, both
children and adults, so that the
rumors on the street can be
quelled, the many lives and
reputations that have been dis-
rupted and harmed can begin
to heal and the ECC might have
the opportunity to recover and
provide the essential child care
services that have been so valu-
able to our community for so
many years, especially to the
disadvantaged and disabled.
Bob and Rhonda Will
Venice


Marilyn Amick


VEDDER from page 13A


John Fiddles
John Fiddles, Venice: "I sup-
port it. People run red lights,
causing most of the acci-
dents. We've got to be careful
here. Especially with all the
bikers on the road. Everybody
has to be tolerant with each
other."

John Ball, Venice: "Yes, I've
seen too many accidents
from running stop lights and
stop signs. I was knocked off
my bike by a car six months
ago because someone ran a
stop sign. It's the same thing
-you've still got to stop."

Steve Carpenter, Venice: "Def-
initely support it. It's a b-


seeing other people get away
with it and you are the one
who gets caught. I guess it's a
jealousy thing. Plus, it's dan-
gerous."

Marilyn Amick, Sarasota:
"Yes, I'd support it. People
think they can get away with
it, so they do it. If they can't
get away with it, they won't do
it. It's a great idea."


Maria Murphy, SouthVenice: "I
think it's a good idea. People
who run through red lights can
cause horrible accidents. I
have time to slow down."

Got a question you'd like us
to ask? Send it to The Word on
the Street, 200 E. Venice Ave.,
Venice, FL 34285, or e-mail it
to bmudge@venicegondolier
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the envelope along with the
deceased person you want
remembered.
******
Many businesses are into
their United Way campaigns
now. Roberts Nationwide
and the Boone Law Firm
have just completed theirs.
Harbor Chase has a neat
fund-raiser planned: a lunch
on the lawn on Valentine's
Day.
For $10 you get a great
lunch, and there will be enter-
tainment, a kissing booth and
more. All proceeds go to Unit-
ed Way.

It was 65 years ago today
that the Albee Municipal Air-
port opened, attended by
1,500 people, with an air show
after the ceremony.

One person called me, as
we were all once again in a
colossal car jam because of an
accident on 1-75, and men-
tioned how important it was


to get Jacaranda Boulevard
extended to Laurel Road. I
certainly agree that would
help in certain cases. It seems
to me that the stretch from
681 to North Port has a very
high incidence of major
crashes and problems. Six
lanes would likely help some.

You may see a Kiwanis
member somewhere around
town selling peanuts on
Friday or Saturday.
"Peanut Days" is a long tra-
dition in Kiwanis clubs
around the country as a
major fund-raiser to help
fund many local projects,
mostly for kids.

The YMCA has just in-
stalled a lot of new equip-
ment, from treadmills to free
weight machines. It even has
a sophisticated tracking sys-
tem for your workouts.
****** *
Alex Moseley was on his
honeymoon, thinking mostly


about bringing back papers
for me, I guess. He dropped
off the Maui News and
Honolulu Advertiser and the
Honolulu Times. The Times
had a nice section about sav-
ing the ocean treasures. The
News had a full page of let-
ters, which is a healthy sign
for a newspaper.
Edgar Tafel, who a long
time ago worked for Frank
Lloyd Wright, brought in the
New York Observer. The
entire paper is on peach-col-
ored paper. It had six pages
on places to eat, called the
Gourmet Observer.
Sue Leister brought back
some memories when she
brought in the Boothbay Maine,
Register. This paper is 16.1 inch-
es wide versus our 12.1.

Bumper sticker: Quit honk-
ing, I'm on the phone.

Robert A Vedder writes a
weekly column in this news-
paper


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SUNDAY, JAN. 23, 2005


VENICE GONDOLIER SUN 15A


Lester E. Brew Jr.
^ Lester E. Brew Jr. of
Venice died Wednes-
day, Jan. 19, 2005. He
was 82.
He was born in Auburn,
N.Y.
He graduated from Ken-
tucky Military Academy, Uni-
versity of Tennessee and
Simmonds School of Mort-
uary Science.
He served in the U.S. Army
during World War II, was
awarded two Bronze Stars
and the Purple Heart, and
went on to operate Brew


Funeral Home until retiring
in 1985.
Survivors include a son,
Lester III of New York; two
daughters, Sally of Venice and
Muriel Alice Doeing of New
York; three grandchildren;
and a stepgrandson.
Services: Visitation and funeral
services will be held in Auburn,
N.Y., on Sunday and Monday.
Interment will be in Fort Hill
Cemetery.
Contributions: Memorial dona-
tions may be made to Auburn
YMCA-WEIU, 29 William St., Au-
burn, NY, or to Episcopal Church


of Saints Peter and John, 160
Genesee St., Auburn, NY, 13021.
Friede Dengel
Friede Dengel of Coral
Springs, Fla., died Monday,
Jan. 17, 2005. She was 87.
She was born in Germany
on Feb. 3, 1917, and lived in
Venice for more than 20
years.
In 2002, Friede moved to
Coral Springs from Venice.
She actively supported
Venice Little Theatre, Venice
Area Garden Club, the Hi-
biscus Society, the Venice


Women's club, was president
of the Venice Opera Guild and
a volunteer with Venice Area
Meals on Wheels and hos-
pice.
Survivors include her sis-
ter, Gerda Latham of Virginia;
a son, Wayne of Sarasota;
three daughters, Linda Simp-
son of Texas, Jane of Virginia,
and Pam of Coral Springs; 13
grandchildren; and nine
great-grandchildren.
Services: No services listed.
Contributions: Donations may
be made to a local Alzheimer's
organization.


Zelma L. Phillips
Zelma-L. Phillips of Venice
died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005.
She was 92.
She was born Sept. 27,
1912, in Maryland and moved
to Venice in 1970 from Wever,
Iowa.
She was a member of
Lakeside Lutheran
Church.
Survivors include her
daughter, Joanne Coleman
ofVenice; a son, Joel of North
Carolina; two sisters,
Blanche Gillum of Maryland
and Charlotte Raab of Palm


Bay; five grandchildren; 10
great-grandchildren; and
numerous nieces and
nephews.
Services: Visitation will be 1-3
p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, at Lemon
Bay Funeral Home, Venice
Chapel. Services will be at 10
a.m. Monday at the funeral
home, followed by the burial at
Venice Memorial Gardens.
Lemon Bay Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.
Contributions: Memorial dona-
tions may be made to Lakeside
Lutheran Church, 2401 South
Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34293.


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Judge rules pregnancy no defense in murder case


Watch your mail
Venice police want people
to be on the alert for a coun-
terfeit check scheme.
"We think a group is rent-
ing cars, coming down from
Tampa, stealing mail so they
can get the account numbers
off any enclosed checks,"
Venice police detective Eric
Hill said. "Then, they make
counterfeit checks using the
account numbers."
Hill said the gang then gets
identification cards to match
the signatures on the phony
checks.
"They'll find somebody on
the street, give him a couple
hundred bucks to go in and
cash the bad check," Hill said.
"Yeah, they're making money
at it."
Hill said the gang was
down last year about this time
but by the time police were
onto them, they left.
"We have reason to believe
they have stolen and will steal
again," Hill said. "A heads-up
bank teller helped catch one
guy for us yesterday (Thurs-
day).
Arrested and charged with
uttering a forged instrument
and unlawful possession of
(false) identification was Ed-
ward H. Jones, 46, 3000 block
N. 22nd St., Tampa.
The incident happened at


the Bank of Venice, 240 S.
Nokomis Ave., at 12 p.m., Jan.
20.
A patrol officer was at the
drive-through window wait-
ing for a teller to return his
deposit receipt.
The teller had previously
been helping a man inside
the bank.
As more time went by, the
man inside started getting
more nervous and talked on
his cell phone.
A teller came back and said
the man was trying to cash a
bad check.
When the officer pulled
out of the drive-through, he
saw the man and stopped
him.
The check was for $3,400.
Jones tried to cash it with an-
other person's driver license.
Investigators believe Jones
was part of the counterfeit
gang's operation.
Venice Police
Department arrest
Clifford G. Scarborough,
37, 300 block Pameto Road,
Nokomis. Charge: driving
while license suspended with
knowledge. Bond: $250.
Sarasota County
Sheriffs Office arrests
Terry L. Smith Jr., 23, 800
block Cohen Way, Sarasota.


Charges: possession of co-
caine with intent to distrib-
ute, possession of cannabis
less than 20 grams, driving
while license suspended with
knowledge. Bond: no listing.
Kristen Souza, 19, 4200
block Mercury Road, Venice.
Charges: possession of chem-
icals used to manufacture
methamphetamine, posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia.
Bond: $2,500.
Samuel M. Drouillard, 24,
1400 block North Beach Road,
Port Charlotte. Charge: pos-
session of cocaine. Bond: no
listing.
Anthony L. Hager, 22,
5200 block Englewood Road,
Venice. Charge: battery. Bond:
no listing.
Richard L. Guyn, 47, 200
block Lake Shore Drive,
Nokomis. Charge: resisting
without violence. Bond: no
listing.
Scott D. Duda, 19, 1900
block Livingston St., Sarasota.
Charge: driving while license
suspended or revoked with
knowledge. Bond: no listing.


BY RENEE LEPERE
STAFF WRITER


AVenice woman will not be
able to use her pregnancy to
gain immunity from prosecu-
tion on charges she helped
her boyfriend burn the body
of a woman he killed.
Heather Marie Joslin, 20,
733 Myrtle Ave., was charged
in May with accessory after
the fact, a third-degree felony.
Joslin is accused of helping
her former boyfriend, Eustor-
gio Leonids Facundo, 25, of
dumping the body of Teresa
Knight in Gulf Cove and set-
ting it on fire.
Circuit Judge Stephen
Dakan ruled Thursday that
Joslin could not use a Florida
law that states certain family
members of a defendant -
spouses, parents, grandpar-
ents, siblings, children and
grandchildren cannot face
criminal charges if they assist


Sun Classifieds work


the person before or after the
crime.
Though Joslin and Facun-
do were not married, Joslin
was six months pregnant with
Facundo's child at the time
41-year-old Knight was killed.
Joslin's attorney, Jonathan
Greene, argued that because
the baby was created with
Facundo's DNA, she is a blood
relative and, therefore, can-
not be prosecuted.
"Just because they weren't
married doesn't mean this
wasn't a family," Greene said.
Dakan disagreed.
"If the Florida Legislature
wanted unmarried couples


with children to be part of the
exemption, they would have
been included," Dakan said.
Facundo received 15 years
in prison after he pleaded no
contest to manslaughter in
September. Facundo, an ille-
gal alien charged with stran-
gling the woman and setting
her body on fire, was initially
charged with second-degree
murder. He contended he
killed Knight in self-defense
after she attacked him in a
Sarasota home in May.

You can e-mail Renee
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PHOTO ESSAY: ONE LAST WORD 148


From Vietnam to VHS, author





Tim O'Brien shares his life

STORY BY KIM COOL FEATURES EDITOR

A uthor Tim O'Brien will speak at Venice
High School on Jan. 27 and 28 as part of
the VHS Literacy Celebration. Part of his
visit is open to the public.


Life happened and Tim
O'Brien wrote about it.
Thursday and Friday, Jan.
27 and 28, the award-winning
novelist will share that life,
including his experiences as a
writer, with students, faculty
and others. The occasion is
the VHS Literacy Celebration,
part of which is open to the
public.
Funded by donations from
the Gulf Coast Community
Foundation of Venice and
other organizations and indi-
viduals, the celebration will
include a Thursday evening
presentation and book sign-
ing featuring the author and
an additional meeting with
students to discuss writing on
Friday morning. Thursday's
presentation will begin at 7
p.m. in the VHS auditorium, 1
Indian Ave.

WORKS BY TIM O'BRIEN
"If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box
Me Up End Send Me Home,'
pub. 1973, a memoir
"Going After Cacciato," pub.
1978, National Book Award in
fiction
'The Things They Carried,"
pub. 1990, Winner of France's
Prix du Meilleur Livre
Etranger, Pulitzer Prize finalist
and National Book Critics
Circle Award finalist
"In the Lake of the Woods,"
pub. 1994, James Fenimore
Cooper Prize from the Society
of American Historians and
Time Magazine's Best Novel of
the Year
'Tomcat in Love," pub. 1998
"July, July," pub. 2002


Best known for his fictional
portrayals of the Vietnam
conflict, O'Brien currently is a
visiting professor at South-
west Texas State University
where he teaches in the cre-


ative writing program. Born
Oct. 1, 1946, in Austin, and
raised in Worthington, Minn.,
O'Brien escaped the monoto-
ny of the small town environ-
ment at its local library. He
earned his undergraduate de-
gree (political science) sum-
ma cum laude from Macal-
ester College.
O'Brien credits his success
about equally to his days in
that small-town library and
his two years in Vietnam.
Although involved in anti-
war demonstrations, he ruled
out going to Canada as so
many of his age group did.
"I was a coward," he said. "I
went to war."
Thus avoiding alienation
from the United States and a
different kind of separation
from his family and friends,
he served his country, earning
a Purple Heart for his efforts.
After serving with the
United States Army in Viet-
namn from 1969 to 1970,
O'Brien entered graduate
school at Harvard to pursue
an advanced degree in gov-
ernment. He worked as a
national affairs reporter for
the Washington Post from
1973 to 1974, and his first
novel, "Northern Lights," was
published in 1975.
The following year he left
Harvard to pursue his writing
career. While working at the
Washington Post, he penned
his memoir, "If I Die in a
Combat Zone, Box Me Up
and Send Me Home," and fol-
lowed that with several fic-
tional accounts of the Viet-
nam era.
O'Brien refers to his first
novel, "Northern Lights,"
published in 1975, as his
training novel. Although the
work earned mixed reviews,
he left Harvard without a
degree the next year.
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"The Nuclear Age," by Tim O'Brien.


"If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Send Me Home," by
Tim O'Brien is a memoir that was published in 1973.


sertation," he said, "I was
writing what I needed to
write."
Today, after some 30 years
as a writer, O'Brien is as
meticulous in his planning
and writing as if writing that
undone dissertation.
"If I don't plan well, I can
waste a year or two of my life,"
he said.
That could be as much as
one-third of the time it takes
O'Brien to craft a book.
He spends about three
years in the writing and about
two years on the research he
said.
"I write my way into a
book," he said. "I try a chapter
and work into it, sometimes
taking two or three years to
get into it. Then I can write


fairly quickly."
His current project is a
story about a honeymoon
that went very wrong. He has
completed the first chapter,
in which the woman is telling
another man about what
went wrong.

LITERARY
ACHIEVEMENT
AWARDS
American Academy of Arts
and Letters
Guggenheim Foundation
National Endowment for the
Arts


"And this guy is trying to
figure out if she is telling the


truth," he said. "It is kind of a
mystery. It is based on a real
event about two missionaries
in the Philippines. They were
kidnapped by revolutionaries
and in a fire fight, he was
killed and she survived. My
two characters are not mis-
sionaries but they were
abducted.
"That's the first chapter. We
will see what happens."
His editors will provide
feedback during the process
but not the title.
"It is my book, and I write
the titles," he said.
He will write it at the end.
His publisher, Houghton-
Mifflin, will plan a two-month
tour when the book is com-
pleted and ready to be intro-
duced to the public in hard


cover. A year later, O'Brien,:
who negotiates his own con-
tracts, will hit the road again:
to promote the paperback
version.

ELECTED
MEMBERSHIPS
Society of American Historians
American Academy of Arts
and Sciences


"It's not that difficult to;
negotiate," he said. "I stopped
having an agent 10 years ago."
O'Brien does not speak at
many high schools, he said.l
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Mary Lee Lacy, Carol Speir
and Judy Roettger prepare
sweet treats for the annual
Tomorrow's Woman Starts
Today! seminar Feb. 5, 9:30
a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Venice
Middle School on Center
Road.
This exciting half-day
event features regional lead-
ers offering educational and


motivational presentations.
Reservations are being
accepted for $35, which
includes a continental break-
fast, opening presentation,
two break-out sessions, lunch
and a wrap-up session.
To reserve a spot or for
more information, call 485-
9724 in Venice or 366-1700 in
- Sarasota.


The AARP Foundation
Senior Employment program
has programs available for
people age 55 and older with
limited financial resources.
The free program offers sen-
iors the chance to work part
time with local agencies while
receiving paid training and
personalized assistance from
trained employment special-


ists to help them obtain a per-
manent, better-paying job.
For more information, call
the AARP office at 366-9039.



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SUNDAY,
JAN. 23
Dollhouse festival
The 15th annual Festival of
Dollhouse Miniatures takes
place 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the
Holiday Inn/Airport Marina,
7150 North Tamiami Trail in
Sarasota. Admission is $6 for
adults and $4 for children.
See a show and sale featuring
craftsmen of scale minia-
tures and dollhouses from 16
states, England and Belgium.
For more information, call
371-3193 or visit molly-
cromwell.com.
Art festival
The 2005 Venice-Nokomis
Rotary Club annual art festi-
val takes place 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
at the Venice Airport festival
grounds. See arts and crafts,
car and motorcycle displays,
music, a children's art show
and more. Admission is $2;
children younger than 12
admitted free. This event
benefits Venice-area charities.
Bums Dinner
The St. Andrew Society holds
the 26th annual Robert Burns
Birthday Dinner, 6 p.m. at The
Palm-Aire Country Club in
Sarasota. Tickets are $60 per
person. RSVP to 723-0443.
Concerts
* Jazz Jams continue with the
incomparable Don Riddell on
keyboard at 7 p.m. at The
Venice United Church of
Christ, 620 Shamrock Blvd.
Donations accepted. For
information, call 493-6741.
* The Suncoast Concert Band,
under the direction of Leo
Laier, performs at 7:30 p.m. at
Payne Park Auditorium, 2100
E. Laurel St., Sarasota. For
information, call 955-9452.
* Epiphany Cathedral hosts
the 12th Annual Concert
Series, beginning at 3 p.m.
featuring The Gloria Musicae
Siners .from, Bradenton, :Fla.
Season tickets are $40; indi-
vidual tickets and discounted
student tickets available at
the door. Call 484-3505 or
stop by 350 W. Tampa Ave. in
Venice.
* Singer-songwriter Kate
Campbell performs at an
outdoor concert at Manatee
Community College-Venice,
8000 South Tamiami Trail.
Gates open at 1 p.m. and
the concert begins at 2 p.m.
Other performers are song-
writers Loma Bracewell and
Venice resident James Hawk-
ins. Free admission for stu-
dents and children; or pur-
chase tickets at the gate for
$10. Bring chairs, blankets,
picnics and nonalcoholic
beverages. Call 408-1404.
Author appearance
Rushton.Woodside visits Cir-
cle Books, 478 Ringling Blvd.,
Sarasota, at 1 p.m. to sign
copies of his mystery "Sara-
sota Bay." Call 388-2850 to
reserve a signed copy.

MONDAY,
JAN. 24

Enameling class
The Venice Art Center offers
an ongoing enameling class,
Monday, 1-3:30 p.m. at 390 S.
Nokomis Ave. Enamel is glass
on copper, fired at 1,500
degrees, and used for jewelry,
dishes, etc. For more informa-
tion, call Marine at 493-9685
or the VAC at 485-7136.
Music men
* Legendary sax player Boots
Randolph returns to Venice
Little Theatre's MainStage
with his jazz band at 3 p.m.
and 8 p.m. a show produced
by The VLT Theatre Guild.
Tickets are $25 and are avail-
able at the box office at 140
W. Tampa Ave. or by phone
at 488-1115.


* Sarasota musician Kenny
Soderblom returns with his
Jazz All-Stars at 8 p.m. at The
Players Theatre, 838 North
Tamiami Trail for "A Jazzy
Evening of Sultry Singer &
Soulful Saxes." Tickets are
$19. Call 365-2494.
* The Venice Gondoliers


Men's Barbershop Chorus re-
hearses Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
at Venice-Nokomis United
Methodist Church, 208 Palm
Ave., Nokomis. All men who
like to sing are welcome. Call
484-6333 or 484-3966.
German club
The German American
Friendship Club meets at 7:30
p.m. at the VEW. Post 8118,
832 E. Venice Ave. All mem-
bers are invited. A social hour
follows the meeting, with
music by Heinz. Call 473-0327
for more information.
Great Decisions
Global Water Issues is the
topic for a 9:30-11:30 a.m.
meeting on international is-
sues held at Venice Public
Library, 300 S. Nokomis Ave.
For more information, call
June at 484-1157.
Author appearances
* Venice resident, author M.P
Readon visits Frances T.
Bourne Jacaranda Public Li-
brary, 4143 Woodmere Park
Blvd., Venice, at 3 p.m. to sign
copies of her self-published
novel, "Unexpected Returns."
* Cassandra King visits Circle
Books, 478 Ringling Blvd.,
Sarasota at 1 p.m. to sign
her novel, "The Same Sweet
Girls." Call 388-2850.
Meditation
Kelsang Donwang leads a
beginners Buddhist medita-
tion, 7-8:30 p.m., atWoodmere
Community Center, Room
2-B, 3951 Woodmere Park
Blvd., Venice. A donation of
$5-$9 is requested. For more
information, call 373-1600 or
visit meditationinflorida.org.
SWP
Seniors Without Partners
meets 12:30-3:30 p.m. at the
VFW Post 8118, 832 E. Venice
Ave. for a meeting and cards.
Call Marie at 485-8739.
Living single
The Women's Resource Center
of Sarasota County holds
monthly discussions about
the challenges of living single,
6-7:30 p.m. at 806 Pinebrook
Road in Venice. Fee: $5. Call
485-9724.
Embroidery anniversary
The Sarasota Chapter of the
Embroidery Guild of America
celebrates its 25th anniversary
at 9:30 a.m. at the Waldemere
Fire Station in Sarasota with
cake and a program on The
Celebration of Classic to Con-
temporary Embroidery. The
public is welcome to this free
event.



JAN. 25

Scholarship workshop
University of South Florida
Sarasota-Manatee and The
Women's Resource Center of
Sarasota County sponsor a
scholarship application work-
shop led by career advisor
Leslie Yard, 4-6 p.m. at 806
Pinebrook Road in Venice.
Free. Call 485-9724 or 366-
1700 for reservations for this
free event.
Band Together
In honor of National Volun-
teer Blood Donor Month,
Florida's Blood Centers is
holding a "Band Together"
party for donors. Donate at
the Englewood branch locat-
ed in the Heron Plaza at 2670
South McCall Road on Tues-
day, Jan. 25, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. or
at the Venice branch in the
Galleria Plaza at 2065 South
Tamiami Trail on Wednesday,
Jan. 26, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Donors
receive a T-shirt and a red
wristband that represents the
gift of life. Florida's Blood
Center is the sole provider of
blood and blood products for
Englewood Community Hos-
pital and Bon Secours Venice


Hospital. For more informa-
tion on blood donation, visit
floridasbloodcenters.org or
call 460-0698 in Englewood or
492-9202 in Venice.

Audubon
The Venice Area Audubon


tion.


THE LOCAL SCENE JAN. 23 JAN. 25


PHOTO COURTESY OF HSP


HSP benefit lunch
Laura Peters, co-chair, and Cornelia Matson, chair, discuss
arrangements for Historic Spanish Point's annual benefit
luncheon. From Salsa to Sorbet II takes place Wednesday,
Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. at Michael's On East, 1212 S. East Ave.,
Sarasota and features a dynamic cooking demonstration by
Judi Gallagher, a raffle of gourmet gift baskets, a live auction
and more. Tickets are 560-5 100 and are available by calling
Linda Mansperger at 966-5214, Ext. 230.

Music of Italy
Sebastion Liseo, Italian language and culture teacher, presents
some of Italy's most popular and beautiful songs Monday,
Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. at Venice Public Library, 300 S. Nokomis Ave.
Call 861-1330 for more information.

Civil War program
The Venice Area Historical Society presents a lecture and slide
program at Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. at Venice Public Library,
300 S. Nokomis Ave. Evelyn Harrlson Hoskins, a member of
the Sarasota County Historical Commission, and her cousin,
Mary Harrison, travel writer and former teacher at the University
of Utah, discuss the sinking of the recently discovered
Confederate submanne H.L. Hunley by Union forces. The
program is open to the public and refreshments will be served;
donations are welcome. Call 412-0151 for more information.


Society meets at 7 p.m. (6:30
p.m. social) at the Venice
United Church of Christ, 620
Shamrock Blvd., South Venice.
The meeting is free and open
to the public. Clyde Butcher,
internationally known pho-
tographer, will present a pro-
gram based on his art. He is
known for his black-and-
white nature portraits of Flor-
ida's Big Cypress. He main-
tains a local studio in Venice.
For more information, call
Charles Sample at 496-8984.
Yoga
Woodmere Park and Recre-
ation Center, at 3951 Wood-
mere Park in Venice, offers
yoga Tuesdays 8:30-10 a.m.
and 6:30-8 p.m. Beginners are
welcome. Fees are $6 per ses-
sion or $8 for walk-ins. The
instructor is a certified yoga
instructor and registered
nurse. Call Alexis at 492-9353.
Pilates
Certified Pilates instructor
Randi Green teaches an Inter-
mediate class on Tuesdays,
5:45-7 p.m. at Serenity Gar-
dens in the Brickyard Plaza in
Venice. Cost is $10 per class;
bring a mat. Call 497-2239.
Jazz
Stop by the Venice Senior
Friendship Centers, 2350
Scenic Drive, 1-3 p.m., to hear
great jazz with Tin Pan Alley
Band with Les Gowan. Call
584-0052 for information.
Marine lecture
West Marine hosts a lecture
by Capt. Kevin Deiter on Less
Stress, More Fun Fishing
with Kids. This free event
begins at 6:30 p.m. at 1860
South Tamiami Trail, Venice.
Call 408-8288.

Senior Friendship Centers,
2350 Scenic Drive, Venice,
584-0052.
Every Tuesday: 9 a.m., wood-
carving; 9 a.m., bridge; 9 a.m.,
tai chi; 9:30 a.m., Teddy bear
making; 9:30 a.m., pine-nee-
dle weaving; 10 a.m., blood
pressure screening; 3 p.m.,
Alzheimer's caregiver support
group.
Golden Pelican
Dr. Irving Hall is the speaker at
the Golden Pelican Squadron
luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the
Sarasota Yacht Club, 1100


Ringling Blvd. He will present
a slide program about the
World War II fighter plane,
P-51 Mostang.' Cost'of the-
luncheon is $20. Mail check
to Bob Appe, 4499 White
Egret Lane, Sarasota, FL
34238. Call 927-7809.
SILL lecture
The Sarasota Institute of
Lifetime Learning presents
"The Rise of Islam: East vs.,
West," at 10:30 a.m. at The
Players Theatre, 838 North
Tamiami Trail in Sarasota.
Guest speaker is Dr. Felice
Lifshitz of Florida Inter-
national University. For more
information, call 365-6404.
Stamps
The Sarasota Philatelic Club
holds a collectors exchange,
6-8 p.m. at the Unitarian
Church, 3975 Fruitville Road
in Sarasota. The public is wel-
come. Call 376-5689 for more
information.
Cine Selby
Selby Library, 1331 First St.,
Sarasota, presents free screen-
ings of foreign films at 5:30
p.m. the last Tuesday of the
month through May. Call
861-1175.

WEDNESDAY,
JAN. 26
Computer class
Jacaranda Public Library of-
fers "I've Got a Computer,
Now What Do I Do?" for be-
ginners, 2:30-3:30 p.m. at 4143
Woodmere Park Blvd. in Ven-
ice. For more information, call
861-1270 to register.

Luncheon
The PE.O. Venice Reciprocity
Council Founders Day lun-
cheon takes place at noon at
the Jacaranda West Country
Club, 1901 Jacaranda Blvd. in
Venice. All PE.O. members are
welcome. For more informa-
tion, call Peggy Cottingham at
698-4174.
Cards
The Venice-Nokomis Woman's
Club hosts fun with cards and
games, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at
200 North Harbor Drive in
Venice. Get up a table and
come play. Cost is $1.50. Call
492-5136 for more informa-


SILL lectures
The Sarasota Institute of
Lifetime Learning presents
"Nuclear Headaches for the
President," at 10:30 a.m. at The
Players Theatre, 838 North
Tamiami Trail in Sarasota.
Guest speaker is Ambassador
(Ret.) James E. Goodby. This
lecture will also be held at 2
p.m. at Venice Church of the
Nazarene, 1525 E. Venice Ave.
Cost is $5. For more informa-
tion, call 365-6404.
WA.G.
The Wearable Arts Group
meets 1-3 p.m. at Frances T.
Bourne Jacaranda Library,
4143 Woodmere Park Blvd.,
Venice. For more information,
call Evelyn at 624-6237 or
Martha at 480-1032.
MOAA dinner
The installation of newly
elected officers and directors
of the Venice Area Chapter
of the' Military Officers As-
sociation of America takes
place jointly with The Lemon
Bay Chapter at a formal
dinner at The Boca Royale
Country Club, 1601 Engle-
wood Road. For reservations,
call 493-7365 or 493-9800.
Hospice volunteers
Hospice of Southwest Florida
holds a training program for
new volunteers Jan. 26 and
27 and Feb. 2, 1-5 p.m. at
220 Wexford Blvd., Venice.
Patient care is just one of the
roles available to volunteers,
including barbering/hair styl-
ing, foreign languages, gar-
dening, office assistance,
transportation, computer
data input, bereavement calls,
arts and crafts, pet therapy
and more. To register, contact
Linda Pierce at 496-4611 or
lpierce@hospice-swf.org.
Book group
The Contemporary Book Dis-
cussion Group meet at 7 p.m.
in the conference room at
Venice Public Library, 300 S.
Nokomis Ave., to discuss "Kite
Runner" by Khaled Hosseini.
The public is welcome.
Food bank
The Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services and All Faiths Food
Bank distribute 10-13 free
USDA commodities to eligi-
ble Sarasota County residents,
3-5 p.m., at the Laurel Com-
munity Center, 509 Collins
Road. Call 483-3338.
Kiwanis
The Kiwanis Club of Venice
meets for a lunch business
meeting at noon at the Holi-
day Inn of Venice, 455 North
U.S. 41 Bypass. For informa-
tion, call Irene O'Connell at
484-6022.
Genealogy
The Englewood Genealogical
Society of Florida meets 1:30-
3:30 p.m. at Elsie Quirk Li-
brary, 100W. Dearborn St. The
program covers online classes
featuring Sue Davis and Gloria
Weth. The public is invited.
Call Gene at 475-6353.

THURSDAY,

JAN.27
'Anton in Show Business'


PHOTO COURTESY OF VLT
Candace Artim, Amity Der-
touzos and Heather Gulling
star in the Venice Little
Theatre production of Jane
Martin's comedy "Anton in
Show Business," running Jan.
27-Feb. 13, Tuesday through
Saturday at 8 p.m. and
Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are
$16 and are available at the
box office at 140W. TampaAve.


or by calling 488-1115.
Watercolor workshop
Carolyn Merenda leads a cri-
tique and watercolor work-
shop 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at
the Nokomis Community
Center, 234 East Nippino
Trail. The cost is $65. For
more information, call Me-
renda at 366-2866.
Club lunch
Jacaranda Women's Club
meets for a buffet luncheon at
11:30 a.m. at the Jacaranda
West Country Club, 1901 Jac-
aranda Blvd. in Venice. Guest
speaker is Jan Hathy with a
presentation on Smile Mania.
Cost is $12. RSVP to Dorothy
at 497-3921.
Pilates
Certified Pilates instructor
Randi Green teaches a begin-
ner Pilates class Thursdays,
4-5:15 p.m. at Serenity Gar-
dens in the Brickyard Plaza in
Venice. Cost is $10 per class;
bring a mat. Call 497-2239.
Jazz
Tony Onorato and his Gentle-
men of Jazz perform in the
Gazebo at Centennial Park in
downtown Venice. Bring a
lawn chair and listen to great
jazz, every Thursday, 2-4 p.m.
Admission is free. Musicians
are always welcome.
Computer class
Jacaranda Public Library of-
fers "I've Got a Computer,
Now What Do I Do?" for be-
ginners, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at
4143 Woodmere Park Blvd. in
Venice. Call 861-1270 to reg-
ister.
Marine lecture
Capt. Kevin Deiter of the
Sarasota County Sheriff's
Office Marine Division, hosts
Lt. Robbie Gerkin of the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Commission at a free lecture
at 6:30 p.m. at West Marine,
1860- S6tith Tamiami Trail;
Venice. Gerkin speaks on
Rules and Regulations, Sea-
sons and Bag Limits. For more
information, call 408-8288.
Thursday bingo
* 11 a.m. Senior Friendship
Center, 2350 Scenic Drive:
Call 493-3065.
* 10 a.m., The Jewish Com-
munity Center of Venice, 600
Auburn Road, nonsmoking.
Hard cards available for sight-
impaired players. Lunch is
available. Call 493-7558.
* 5-6:30 p.m. Arby's, 430 U.S.
41 Bypass. Prizes are gift cer-
tificates.

Florida Wheelers Bowling
Association welcomes wheel-
chair- and standup bowlers,
Thursday at 3 p.m. at AMF
Venice Lanes, 1100 South U.S.
Bypass. No experience neces-
sary. Call Leon Thompson at
475-1369 or Yola Levenson at
493-5849.
Garden club lunch
Jasmine Poinciana Circle of
the Sarasota Garden Club pre-
sents a luncheon and fashion
show at 11:15 a.m. at Laurel
Oak Country Club, 2700 Gary
Player Blvd., Sarasota. This
fund-raiser supports educa-
tional and beautification
programs in Sarasota County.
For tickets, call 955-0875.
U.N. lecture
"Iran's Policy Toward Post-
Saddam Iraq" is the United
Nations Association-spon-
sored lecture by Dr. Mohsen
M. Milani, 11:30 a.m. at the
University Club, 1605 Main
St., Sarasota. Cost is $17. Call
923-2108.

FRIDAY,
JAN.28

Flute circle
Beginners and visitors are
welcome to a Native Amer-


ican flute circle, 7-8 p.m. at
Serenity Gardens in Brickyard
Plaza, 530 South U.S. 41
Bypass in Venice. The fea-
tured player is Lydia Swystun,
who will share some of her
collection of Native American
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10 ways to make


nutrition and health


resolutions a reality


STAFF REPORT

Frequently, our resolutions
for the new year focus on
improving our health, exer-
cising and losing weight. All
too often, despite our good
intentions, many of us find
ourselves slipping into our
old habits of unhealthy eat-
ing and inactivity early in
the year. Nearly six in 10
Americans resolve to lose
weight, exercise more, or
make some other health re-
lated changes in their lives.
Yet, only 10 percent of Amer-
icans strictly stick to their
resolutions, while another 24
percent do so occasionally.
This means that 66 percent
of us don't keep our resolu-
tions at all.
You may already know
that there is an epidemic of
obesity in the United States.
More than 60 percent of
adults and 16 percent of our
children are either overweight
or obese. Eating right and
being physically active are
vital to promoting health and
reducing the risk for death or
disability due to chronic dis-
eases such as heart disease,
certain cancers, diabetes,
stroke and osteoporosis.
Adopting a healthier life-
style involves healthy eating
and physical activity in a
series of small attainable
steps. It may not be the easi-
est thing to do, but when it
comes to obesity and over-
weight, we all must work
together to improve our lives
and the lives of our children.
The Departments of Agri-
culture and Health and Hu-
man Services just released
..the Dietary Guidelines for
,Americans, 2005 which high-
lights how to:
Make smart choices from
every food group.
Find your balance be-
tween food and physical ac-
tivity.
Get the most out of your
calories.
These guidelines can pro-
vide help to keep your nutri-
tion and physical activity
resolutions.
These 10 simple steps are
designed to help you achieve
your goals.
1. Don't try to do every-
thing at once. Set one or two
specific, realistic nutrition
and physical activity goals
and you will more likely stick
to them.
2. Focus on changing
behavior in small steps. Drink
water or low fat milk instead
of high calorie beverages with
your meals. Eat a salad as a
first course with your dinner.
Start your day with breakfast.
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day. When a dessert is a must,
make it fruit.
3. Write your goals down
and post them in a visible
place, like the refrigerator
door.
4. Log your progress. Keep
a journal or chart to track
your progress toward your
goal.
5. Reward yourself with a
favorite activity when you
reach your goals. Watch a ball
game or take a bubble bath
when you've stuck to your
exercise goals for a week.
6. Enlist supporters. Share
your goals with friends and
family and ask them to check
in with you to see how you
are doing.
7. Recruit a friend or family
member to participate in
your physical activity and
nutrition resolutions with
you. Commit to exercising
together. Walk or ride bikes
with the whole family. When
eating out, share an entree or
dessert with a friend.
8. Look for opportunities
to increase activity in your
day. Take the stairs rather
than the elevator. Choose
the far away parking space
rather than the one closest to
the door.
9. Control your environ-
ment. What triggers your
behavior? Don't have high
calorie snack foods in the
house if you are trying to lose
weight; keep the fruits and
vegetables handy to snack on
instead. Put your walking
shoes out to remind yourself
to exercise.
10. Don't give up. Accept
that you will probably slip up
once in a while. Forgive your-
self and get back on course
by renewing yourresolutions
throughout the year.
For more information and
tips on how to make your res-
olutions a reality, visit health-
ierus.gov/dietaryguidelines.


HEALTH BRIEFS


Look Good ... Feel Better
The American Cancer Society
offers its Look Good ... Feel
Better program to residents
in Venice, North Port and
Englewood. Guided by vol-
unteer cosmetologists, fe-
male cancer patients who
participate in this class will
learn how to use makeup and
skincare techniques to over-
come the appearance-related
effects of chemotherapy and
radiation. The class runs 10
a.m.-noon Tuesday, Jan. 25,
at the American Cancer
Society Resource Center
Tandem Center at 333 South
Tamiami Trail, Suite 375,
Venice. To register, call (800)
ACS-2345.
Band Together
In honor of National Volun-
teer Blood Donor Month,
Florida's Blood Centers will
be having a "Band Together"
party for donors. Donate at
the Englewood branch locat-
ed in the Heron Plaza at 2670
South McCall Road on Tues-
day, Jan. 25, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. or
at the Venice branch in the
Galleria Plaza at 2065 South
Tamiami Trail on Wednesday,
Jan. 26, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Donors


receive a T-shirt and a red
wristband that represents the
gift of life. Florida's Blood
Center is the sole provider of
blood and blood products for
Englewood Community Hos-
pital and Bon Secours Venice
Hospital. For more informa-
tion on blood donation, visit
floridasbloodcenters.org or
call 460-0698 in Englewood or
492-9202 in Venice.
Hospice volunteers
Hospice of Southwest Florida
holds a training program for
new volunteers Jan. 26 and
27 and Feb. 2, 1-5 p.m. at
220 Wexford Blvd., Venice.
Patient care is just one of the
roles available to volunteers,
including hair styling, foreign
languages, gardening, office
assistance, transportation,
computer data input, be-
reavement calls, arts and
crafts, pet therapy and more.
To register, contact Linda
Pierce at 496-4611 orlpierce@
hospice-swf.org.
Sjogren's group
Venice Sjogren's Syndrome
support group meets at 4:30
p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at
Bon Secours Venice Health-


Park, Lion's Club Community
Room, 1283 Jacaranda Blvd.
Guest speaker is ophthamol-
ogist E Dee G. Stephenson.
Friends, family and health
professionals welcome. Call
484-8542.
Start Your Heart
Get in step with the Start
Your Heart self-monitored
walking program at Wood-
mere Park, 3951 Woodmere
Park Blvd., Venice. Sarasota
County Parks and Recreation
promotes healthy lifestyles
and wants all of our citizens
to live long, healthy lives.
Register at Woodmere Park,
get your free pedometer and
start walking. This is a self-
monitored walking program
that encourages people of all
ages to get up, get out and
walk. Bring your dogs to
Woodmere Park and walk the
trails and the Paw Park. For
information, call Cynthia
Burnley at 486-2780.
Yoga
Woodmere Park and Recrea-
tion Center, at 3951 Wood-
mere Park in Venice, is offer-
ing yoga Tuesdays 8:30-10
a.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. Be-


Donate at January blood drives


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Florida's Blood Centers are
experiencing a shortage of all
blood types. Donors may do-
nate at 2065 South Tamiami
Trail, Galleria Plaza, in Venice
(492-9202) or 2670 South
McCall Road, Unit 9, Heron
Plaza in Englewood (460-
0698) or on the Blood Mobile.
Florida's Blood Center is
the sole provider of blood and
blood products for Bon
Secours Venice Hospital and
Englewood Community Hos-
pital. All donors will receive a
buy- one get o r-e fre e
coupon from Sonny's Real Pit
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words with the hearing aids
on and I did better than
without the hearing aids.
Even though they tell me I
hear better, I'm still
unsatisfied. Why?
A. Because classic methods for
verifying fittings do not
appropriately test the new
technology. In fact, the
clinician must turn off many of
the hearing aid's features in
order to make the old testing
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turning off features, the
clinician can't "see" the "real"
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cannot properly troubleshoot
problems the patient may be
experiencing. New verification
technology is now available
which does allow for proper
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aids. This new technology is
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flutes and offer instruction.
For more information, call
Serenity Gardens at 486-3577
or e-mail Ann-Marie at ven-
iceflutecircle@ verizon.net.
Peanut Day
Kiwanis Club's Peanut Day
takes place Jan. 28 and 29.
The Kiwanis Club of Venice,
together with its sponsored
youth clubs, are giving away
peanuts at area Publix stores.
Proceeds benefit community
youth projects. For more
information, call 484-6022.
Bypass
The Community Youth De-
velopment Project and the
Venice YMCA Youth Center
present a live concert featur-
ing local band Bypass. The
event is for middle- and
high-school students, 7-10
p.m. at 701 Center Road.
Refreshments will be served.
Call 492-9622, Ext. 133.
SILL lectures
The Sarasota Institute of
Lifetime Learning presents
"U.S-Iran Relations and the
Post-Saddam Iraq," at 10:30
a.m. at Venice Church of the
Nazarene, 1525 E. Venice Ave.
Guest speaker is Dr. Mohsen
M. Milani of the University
of South Florida. The cost is
$5. Call 365-6404.
Tour of Homes
Plantation Community
Foundation's fourth Tour of


Homes takes place Jan. 28
and 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Ticket
books can be purchased for
$20 by calling the foundation
at 497-4826 or Bev Rowe at
492-3460, or at the Paper Pad,
Frazier's and the Venice Golf
Center. Visitors are welcome
to the Manor Restaurant for
lunch ($10) to see food dem-
onstrations by Chef John.
For more information, call
Wynne Dallam at 497-7873.
Pasta
Lotsa Pasta is available 4:30-
7:30 p.m. Friday at the Italian
American Club of Venice,
1375 Ringling Blvd. Cost is
$7. Take out is available. Call
486-1492.
Powwow
The third annual Mystic
Eagle Pow Wow takes place
beginning at 9 a.m. Jan. 28-30
at Oscar Scherer State Park.
The public is invited for
dancing, food, children's
games, traders, craft auc-
tions, music, story telling
and more. No drugs or alco-
hol permitted. Admission is
$4 per day; free for kids
younger than 12; $6 for a
weekend pass. This event
raises money for the Native
American Cultural Center of
Central Florida. For more
information, contact Julie at
485-9072 or jno8363406@aol.
com.
Author appearance
Adriana Trigiani visits Circle
Books, 478 Ringling Blvd.,
Sarasota, at 1 p.m. to sign
copies of "The Queen of the
Big Time" and the cookbook
"Cooking with My Sisters."
Call 388-2850.
Poetry event
Barnes & Noble Booksellers,
4010 South Tamiami Trail
in Sarasota, welcomes poet
Linda Neckel White for Secret
Sharers, a poetry event. Sign
up at 7 p.m.; readings begin
at 7:30 p.m. The public is
welcome to submit poems
for advanced screening to
secretsharersjt@hotmail.
com. For more information,
call Joseph at 485-8106.
Sorority event
Delta Delta Delta Sarasota
Area Alumnae Chapter meets


at 11:30 a.m. at the Pelican
Point Golf and Country Club,
499 Derbyshire Drive in Ven-
ice. The program features Dr.
Larry Thompson, president
of the Ringling School of Art
and Design. Call 739-6500 for
more information.

SATURDAY,
IAN.29
Craft fair, flea market
The American Legion Auxil-
iary, No-Vel Unit 159, Venice,
sponsors a craft fair and flea
market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the
post home, 145 E. Venice Ave.
Chair Mary Martignetti will
have coffee and doughnuts
available, as well as baked
goods, hot dogs and chili.
Proceeds from this event will
sponsor four junior high
school girls from Venice and
Pine View schools to attend
the Auxiliary Girls State at
Florida State University in
Tallahassee for one week. For
more information, call Ruby
Bell at 485-3295.
Yard sale
The Isles of Chestnut Creek
holds its annual community-
wide yard sale, 8 a.m.-noon in
the clubhouse. A portion of
the proceeds benefit local
needs, such as the Red Cross
hurricane relief fund. For
more information, call Sandy
at 408-7064.
Bird walk
The Venice Area Audubon
Society sponsors a guided
bird walk with Charlie Sam-
ple at 7:30 a.m. at Jelks Pre-
serve, off North River Road,
between Center Road and
Venice Avenue. The public is

invited to this free event. Call
496-8984 for more informa-
tion,
Car show
Venice High School hosts its
second annual Rolling Thun-
der Car Show, 9 am.-3 p.m.
Proceeds benefit marching
band students by defraying
the costs of uniforms, instru-
ment rental and band fees.
Call Mark Petty at 497-5632
or 468-5525.
Kayak trip
Explore the wild and scenic
Myakka River by kayak, guid-
ed by John Sarkozy of the
American Littoral Society,
8:30-11:30 a.m. Training and
equipment provided. Cost is
$20 for ALS members, $25
for nonmembers plus park
entrance fee.
Sewing guild event
Nationally known sewing in-
structor Emma Seabrooke is
the guest at the 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
American Sewing Guild
event at Sunnyside Village,
5201 BahiaVista St., Sarasota.
Tickets are $35 for members
and $40 for nonmembers,
including lunch. Call Dolly
at 488-1350 or Norma at
351-2246.
Homerun Derby
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the
Sun Coast Inc. and DQ Grill &
Chill sponsor the Homerun
Derby, 12:30-5:30 p.m. at Ed
Smith Stadium in Sarasota.
Area high schools vie for
scholarship dollars and a
chance to compete in the,
main event with celebrity
players. Come for a day of
food, fun and prizes for the
whole family. For tickets, call
331-4376.
Playhouse open house
Lemon Bay Playhouse, Engle-
wood's only community the-
ater group, holds a tour and
open house at 1 p.m. at 96
W. Dearborn St. Learn more
about the Playhouse and the
opportunities to volunteer
in various areas of theater
production. Representatives


from costumes, .props, set
build, set decoration, stage
managing, lighting, publicity
and marketing as well as the
box office and house man-
agement will discuss their
tasks. Call (941) 475-6756.
Pops
The 75-members community
Sarasota Pops Orchestra cele-
brates its own soloists at 3
p.m. at Neel Performing Arts
Center. Tickets are $15-$18
and may be purchased by
calling the Asolo box office


at 351-8000 or toll free at
(800) 361-8388. For informa-
tion, visit sarasotapops.org.
Author appearance
Claire Maturro visits Circle
Books, 478 Ringling Blvd.,
Sarasota, at 1 p.m. to sign
copies of "Skinny-Dipping,"
a mystery. Call 388-2850.

Ansel Adams exhibit
The John and Mable Ringling
Museum of Art sponsors
'Ansel Adams: Celebration of
Genius," Jan. 29-April 10. This
exhibit is included with regu-
lar museum admission, 10
a.m.-5:30 p.m. Call 358-3180
for advance tickets.
Kumquats
Celebrate Florida's tiniest cit-
rus at the Kumquat Festival,
Jan. 29, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in
downtown Dade City, Fla.
This free event features a
kumquat cooking contest,
recipes and products, a craft
fair and antique car show.
Call (352) 567-3769 or visit
dadecitychamber.org.
Railroad clinic
Scale Rails of Southwest
Florida holds its annual rail-
road clinics Saturdays, 10
a.m.-noon, Jan. 15-March 26
at 1262 Piney Road, North
Fort Myers. The topic is care
and maintenance of loco-
motives and rolling stock.
Call (239) 731-3645.


RSVP
Dads class
Children First, Nurturing
Dads Initiative begins a new
fathering course just for dads.
Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 1,
the free class meets once a
week for nine weeks at Love-
land Center, 157 South Ha-
vana Road in Venice. To reg-
ister, call Vince at 953-3877,
Ext. 135.
Children's class
Oscar Scherer State Park
holds "The Magic of Drum
and Dance for the Young
Child! And the Adults who
Love Them!," a drum and
dance class for young chil-
dren and their parents in-
structed by Barbara Gail of
the Rhythm Inlet. The class
meets for five Thursdays,
Feb. 3-March 3, 10-11 a.m. at
the park, 1843 South Tami-
ami Trail in Osprey. Regis-
tration required by calling
(800) 631-0196. The class is
free; only a park entrance fee
of $4 per car. For park infor-
mation, call 483-5956.
Alumni event
Walton High School in the
Bronx holds its 18th annual
luncheon Friday, Feb. 4, at
11:30 a.m. at Michael's On
East, 1212 S. East Ave., Sara-
sota. The program features a
musical tribute to Jeannette
MacDonald and Nelson
Eddy. Cost is $20. For more
information, call 927-6331.
Fond du Lac Day
The sixth annual Fond du Lac
Wisconsin Day at the Beach
takes place at Siesta Key
Beach, Friday, Feb. 4, at 10
a.m. Bring your own food
and drinks for a noon lunch.
Grills, picnic tables and rest-
rooms available in shady
areas; white sandy beach for
sunning and swimming. For
more information, call Jerry
Jurgensmier at 358-7411.
Valentine's dance
The Italian American Club of
Venice holds its Valentine/
Installation Dinner-Dance
Saturday, Feb. 5, at 1375
Ringling Drive in Venice.
Cocktails 6-7 p.m., dinner at
7 p.m. and dancing until
10:30 p.m. with live music by
Tin Pan Alley Tickets are $17
for members and $20 for
nonmembers. Call Pat at
488-623 orVi at 497-6942.


Dance into spring
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
in Venice sponsors a dance
Saturday, Feb. 5, 7:30-10:30
p.m. in the parish center, 1301
Center Road. BYOB; ice and
light snacks provided. Music
provided by Jimmy Spoto. A
donation of $7 per person is
requested. For tickets, reser-
vations or information, call
Charlie and Clare Milligan at
485-8403.


Alumni event
New Utrecht High School
Alumni Association (Florida
West Coast Branch) holds its
annual luncheon for all grad-
uates Sunday, Feb. 6, at
noon at Michael's On East,
1212 S. East Ave., Sarasota.
RSVP to Muriel Hendricks at
966-5475.
Ice cream social
The public is invited when
Our Lady of Lourdes Council
of Catholic Women holds its
annual ice cream social
Sunday, Feb. 6, 3-5 p.m. in
the parish hall at 1301 Cen-
ter Road in Venice. Tickets
are $2, free for children 5
and younger. Tickets are
available at the door or by
calling 493-6298 or 492-2203.
HSSC benefit
Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, wine
tasting and live music at The
Tasting Room, 1917 S. Osprey
Ave., Sarasota, Wednesday,
Feb. 9, 6-8 p.m. Tickets are
$30. This event benefits the
Humane Society of Sarasota
County. RSVP to HSSC at
955-4131, Ext. 101 or visit
hssc.org.
Call for artists
The 24th Venice Snowbird
Art Fest takes place Feb. 11
and 12. Entry fee is $175 and
there are 200 spaces in the
Centennial Park and Gazebo
area. Only original hand-
crafted work is acceptable.
Contact show director Anita
Sander at 488-3390.
Venetian Nights
The South County Family
YMCA, 701 Center Road in
Venice, hosts its 18th annual
black-tie optional event ben-
efiting the Children & Family
Scholarship Programs, Satur-
day, Feb. 12. The evening
begins at 6 p.m. and features
hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and
silent auction, a gourmet
dinner, followed by enter-
tainment with Les McCurdy
and Ken Sons and dancing
with Double Vision. RSVP by
Feb. 4 by calling the YMCA at
492-4716.
Cruisin'to the Ritz,
Safe Place and Rape Crisis
Center holds its Second Hand
Rose Fashion Show Tuesday,


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Feb. 15, at the Ritz-Carlton
Sarasota. The fashion show is
chaired by Mary Kenealy-
Barbetta and Patti Potter and
features Les McCurdy and
Ken Sons. SPARCC models
will wear fashions from the
SPARCC Treasure Chest.
Doors open at 10:15 a.m. and
tickets are $55. RSVP to
Marion Huffmire at 496-9366
or Gloria M. Webel at 371-
3700. All proceeds benefit
victims of domestic violence
and rape.

Illini events
* Friday, Feb. 18, the Uni-
versity of Illinois Alumni Club
hosts a luncheon at 11 a.m.
at the Waterside Room at
the Sarasota Quay. Featured
speaker is former World War
II bomber pilot, U. of I. grad-
uate Aaron Cushman, author
of "A Passion for Winning."
Reservations required by
calling Dr. Bert Fivelson at
366-0582.
* Thursday, Feb. 24, the U. of I.
Alumni Club meets at 5 p.m.
at the Sahib Temple to dance
to the music of the 17-piece
band The Nobleman. A buffet
dinner follows at 7 p.m.
Reservations required by
calling Dr. Bert Fivelson at
366-0582.


'Three World Tenors'
A benefit concert starring
James Anderson, Mario Ma-
riani and Joseph Spinella
and featuring guest soprano
Rebecca Price, with accom-
panist Lee Dougherty Ross,
returns for a second season
performance in Venice at 3
p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, at Our
Lady of Lourdes Church, 1301
Center Road. Tickets are $15
and benefit the Parish Min-
istries Endowment Fund.
Tickets are available at the
Paper Pad, 213 W. Venice
Ave., or by calling Dorothy at
497-1865 or Judy at 497-4071.
Children First
The sixth annual Children
First Celebration takes place
Feb. 24-27 and includes an
evening of comedy at Mc-
Curdy's Comedy Theatre, a
golf tournament at Pelican
Pointe Golf & Country Club,
a kids' comedy show and a
celebration dinner at the
Chelsea Center with silent
and live auctions. For more
information and tickets, call
Janice Saayman at 953-3877.
Busin' to the opera
Venice opera lovers can leave
their cars at home and take
the roundtrip bus service to
the front door of the Sarasota
Opera House to see all the
season's operas. Four buses
are going to the evening per-
formances: Sunday, Feb. 27,
to see "Cavalleria rusticana
and Pagliacci"; Saturday,
March 5, to see "Stiffelio";
Saturday, March 12, to see
"Don Giovanni"; and Thurs-
day, March 17, to see "Lak-
me." The cost of the round-
trip bus fare is $15. In addi-
tion to purchasing the bus
tickets, make your own selec-
tion of ticket price and seat
location in the opera house
by calling 366-8450 or order
tickets at sarasotaopera.org.


LiS AND
NOTICES

American Legion No-Vel Post
159, 145 E. Venice Ave., Ven-
ice, 488-1157:
...Mondays: all day belly-
buster hot dogs, $2; line danc-
ing, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; third
Monday: 10:30 a.m., execu-
tive board meeting; fourth
Monday: 7:30 p.m., 40/8
promenade.
STesday-Friday: 11 a.m.-2
p.m., lunch; Second Tuesday:
7:30 p.m., auxiliary meeting;
third Tuesday: 7:30 p.m. Post
meeting.
* Wednesday: 6-8 p.m. Bar
bingo, food available; first
Wednesday: 11 a.m., Amphi-
bious Forces meeting. Call
497-0345; second Wednes-
day: 11 a.m., Waves meeting.
* Thursday: 5-8 p.m., wings,
burgers and fish; first Thurs-
day: 11 a.m., WACs meeting.
* Friday: 6-8 p.m., dinner;
7-10 p.m., dancing.
* Saturday: all day belly-
buster hot dogs, $2.

Men of all ages are invited to
sing with The New Venice
Gondoliers Barbershop
Chorus, Mondays at 6:30
p.m. at the Venice-Nokomis
United Methodist Church,
208 W Palm Ave., Nokomis.
Call 484-4526 or 408-1266.

The Big Cat Encounter is
presented by Kay Rosaire
and her family of world-re-
nowned animal educators.
See this exciting show in free
open house demonstrations
at the Big Cat Habitat and
Gulf Coast Sanctuary, every
Sunday at 1 p.m. at 7101
Palmer Blvd., Sarasota. Do-
nations welcome. Call 371-
6377 for reservations.
Bingo
* Monday, 6 p.m. Disabled
American Veterans Chapter
101, 600 East Colonia Lane,


Nokomis. Call 488-4500.
*Tuesdays andThursdays, 11
a.m. Senior Friendship Cen-
ter, 2350 Scenic Drive. Call
493-3065.
* Tuesday and Saturdays,
7 p.m. Fraternal Order of
Eagles, 621 Colonia Lane,
Nokomis. Call 484-4470.
* Tuesday, noon, Venice Gar-
dens Civic Center, 406 Sham-
rock Blvd. Doors open 11
a.m., nonsmoking. Snacks
available. Call 493-6541.


* Wednesday, 6-8 p.m.,
American Legion No-Vel 159,
145 E. Venice Ave., Venice.
Doors open 5 p.m. Food
available. Call 488-1157.
* Wednesday, 11 a.m. Senior
Friendship Center at Epip-
hany Hall.
* Thursday, noon. The Jew-
ish Community Center of
Venice, 600 Auburn Road,
nonsmoking. Doors open 10
a.m. Hard cards available
for sight-impaired players.
Lunch available. For morp
information, call 493-"
* Thursday, 5-
Arby's 430 U.S. -
Prizes are gift certificate,.
* Sunday, 2-5 p.m., VFW, 8,.
E. Venice Ave. Call 484-8118.
* Sunday, The Knights of
Columbus, 512 Substation
Road, Venice. Doors open 1
p.m. Early Bird at 2 p.m. Free
coffee. Hot dogs and pastry
available. Call 485-1663.

Bon SecoursVenice Hospital,
540 The Rialto, Venice, 486-
6938
The cafeteria offers specially
priced meals, 5-6 p.m. daily to
those age 55 and older for
$4.60. Garage and valet park-
ing available. Buy 10 meals
and get the 11th free. Wed-
nesday matinees at 3:30 p.m.
in Auditorium A.

Free blood pressure and
blood sugar screenings are
offered 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Thursday at Bon Secours
Venice HealthPark, 1283 Jaca-
randa Blvd. Check in at the
front desk. Call 497-7800.

Florida Wheelers Bowling
Association welcomes wheel-
chair- and standup bowlers,
Thursday at 3 p.m. at AMF
Venice Lanes, 1100 South
U.S. Bypass. No experience
necessary. Call Leon Thomp-
son at 475-1369 or Yola Lev-
enson at 493-5849.

Cameo Singles is an over-60
group that meets the first
Sunday at 5 p.m. at Manasota
Beach near the pavilion for a
potluck supper. They also
meet Wednesdays at 3 p.m.
for bowling at Venice Bowling
Lanes. Social and dining out
after. All are welcome. Call
Louise at 412-9692 or Roger
at 492-7199.

Classics Club is an over-60
group that meets at area
restaurants for lunch Thurs-
days at 1:30 p.m. For more
information, call 493-3829 or
488-4150.

The Venice Florida Corvettes
Club meets at 7 p.m. the first
Tuesday at Jacaranda Trace,
3600 William Penn Way, Ven-
ice. Call 497-4590 or e-mail
vfcorvettes@sbcglobal.net.

HMS Phoebe chapter of the
Daughters of the British
Empire meets the first Tues-
day. Women of British birth
or heritage are welcome. Call
493-7273.

The Venice Doll Club meets
the first Monday at 10 a.m. on
the second floor at Jacaranda
Trace, 3600 William Penn
Way Venice. All are welcome.
Cost is $5, including lunch.
Call Barbara Williams, presi-
dent, at 473-3371.

Englewood Art Center Youth
Program presents a Pottery
Extravaganza for ages 10 and
older, two weeks of music,
pizza and crazy pottery fun,
Jan. 28-Feb. 4, Fridays, 5:30-
9 p.m. at 350 South McCall
Road, Englewood. Cost is
$40, all materials included.
Call (941) 474-5548 to register.

Greg Byler teaches guitar
Thursday at the Venice
YMCA, 701 Center Road. Be-
ginners: 6 p.m.; Intermediate:
7 p.m. Cost is $5. Register by
calling Youth Program Direc-
tor Clare Riggs at 492-9622,


Ext. 133 or Byler at 496-4398.

Gulf Coast Banjo Society
meets Thursdays at Snook
Haven, 5000 E. Venice Ave.,
Venice, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The
public is welcome. For more
information, call 488-3023.

The Gulf Coast Humanist
Association meets the third
Saturday at 1 p.m. at the

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What is the value ofa volunteer?


KEITH BACKHAUS



Claire recently passed
away. She was 99 in August.
She had no family left and
finances were tough. She
said, "I have outlived my fam-
ily, I have outlived my friends,
and now I have outlived my
money."
Things were better a few
years ago when her sister,
Ruth, was alive. They lived
together in Claire's home and
combined their Social Se-


curity incomes to meet ex-
penses.
Claire drove and Ruth
cooked. But then Claire need-
ed to give up driving. Claire
cried the day she sold her car;
knowing this would forever
change her life. (I never told
her I was the one that turned
her in for driving!) They
immediately became isolated
and had trouble getting to the
grocery store and out for any
social activity much less med-
ical appointments.
One of our early volun-
teers, Dan, agreed to take
Claire and Ruth shopping but
like many of our volunteers a
relationship soon developed.
Some times he just visited.
They occasionally went out to
lunch. He took Ruth to her
doctors' appointments.
One day Clair called me
and said, "Keith you've given
me my life back!" I was
speechless. What had I done?


I was still feeling guilty about
her losing her driver license.
She said, Dan is so wonder-
ful. He is more than just a dri-
ver. We have become friends."
Things went along fine for
a couple years. Volunteers
delivered a food bag each
month from All Faiths Food
Bank and we put in shower
chairs and other items to help
them stay in their home with
freedom and dignity. In coop-
eration with the Medical
Engineering Volunteers other
changes were made including
a special chair platform to
help Claire rise from her
chair.
About a year ago Ruth sud-
denly became ill and soon
entered hospice care. When
she died Claire was not only
alone but her income drop-
ped dramatically.
Ruth's death was hard on
Dan, too. He had lost a friend.
Claire's grief was deep. She


was angry with Ruth for leav-
ing her. In-home grief coun-
seling was brought in and we
added more volunteer help so
Claire could continue to live
on her own. At the same time
our devoted volunteer went
back to work.
Doug, another volunteer,
came to our rescue. He not
only filled in the extra time
needed but picked up the
previous volunteers' duties.
Claire, being a very bright and
intelligent person, had many
great discussions with Doug.
Her long life gave her a great
many experiences and stories
to share.
A conversation with Claire
was always interesting, spirit-
ed and a delight.
Finances became a bigger
and bigger problem. Claire
started selling off furniture
and collectibles to pay her lot
rent, which took three of her
Social Security checks. Claire


did not want to eat alone and
she lost her appetite.
A volunteer couple agreed
to fill in while Dougwas out of
town and they too became
fast friends with her. Mel and
Harriet often brought over an
evening meal to share with
Claire. She loved those special
meals.
The rest of the time Claire
liked her chocolate mocha
nutrition drink.
A neighbor from across the
street came over in the morn-
ing and walked Claire's dog
and opened her a can for
breakfast.
These four devoted volun-
teers allowed Claire to live in
her own home until just a few
days before she died.
After Hospice was brought
in, Claire told Mel and Harriet
that they had now lost their
job. We all miss Claire. But I
look back and think of all the
volunteers that gave their


skill, time and compassion. I
think about the financial sup-
port for the Friendship At
Home program from the Gulf
Coast Community Founda-
tion of Venice, which has
allowed us to expand and also
build that network of volun-
teer support for Claire and
many other seniors in our
South County area.
If one looks at the dollar
savings alone, this was a huge
return on the foundation's
investment.
But more important, I
think Claire would say to the
volunteers and to the founda-
tion, "You allowed me to live
and die with freedom and
dignity. You gave me my life
back."

Keith Backhaus is an elder
advocate with Senior
Friendship Centers-Venice.
He writes an occasional col-
umn for this page.


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It's only a twisted piece of
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On aging: Is September University for you?


BY CHARLES D. HAYES
GUEST COLUMNIST

Much has been written
about the seasons of life dur-
ing the past half-century. But
nothing gets to the heart of


the matter about being a
senior citizen in today's soci-
ety better than this assertion
in Ronald Manheimer's book,
"A Map to the End of Time":
"Old age is a conspiracy into
which we are reluctantly


drawn. The only way to con-
tend with the glance of others
and the threatening image we
behold in the mirror is to
refuse to withdraw from soci-
ety, disclaim the role of the
old-timer, and avoid slipping


into the self-deception that
you are as others see you, a
repository of memory, living
primarily in the past, a pas-
sive agent incapable of fur-
ther willful action and deci-
sions."


The September of life for
many of us represents our
first real opportunity to em-
brace large pools of solitude.
Once characterized as a
monkish virtue by the Scot-
tish philosopher David


Hume, solitude is certainly
rare enough today to qualify
as such. To experience soli-
tude in the 21st century more
often than not requires a

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MILLER from page 6B


of our vision, hearing, mobil-
ity and strength is so gradual
that many people don't rec-
ognize it until they're faced
with a quick driving decision
that they can't react to any
longer. Aging affects the three
most important require-
ments for driving: sensory,
decision-making and acting.
Let's take a look at these three
factors.
Sensory
The most important ele-
ment necessary to driving is
being able to see, which often
begins to diminish between
the ages of 40 and 50. We lose
some ability to read road
signs in the distance or shift
focus from the close-up
instrument panel to traffic
signals in the distance. Colors
can also become less bright
and older drivers require
more light while at the same
time struggle with glare.
Hearing loss can also con-
tribute to driving problems.
Decision-making
Driving involves many
judgment calls, which is good
news for older drivers.
Barring dementia or other
serious illness, judgment
skills learned from years of
driving usually don't dimin-
ish. Most older drivers recog-
nize and avoid situations
where their limitations put
them at risk, like driving after
dark, during rush hour or in
bad weather. However, some
older drivers deny having any
impairment, which can be
very dangerous to themselves
and others.
Acting
It's one thing to make a
decision and another to have
the ability to carry it out
quickly in the car. Effects of
arthritis, weaker muscles,
reduced flexibility and a lim-
ited range of motion can
restrict the ability to grip the
steering wheel, press the
brake and accelerator and
turn to look over the shoul-
ders.
Skill assessment
There are several ways to
determine an older driver's
ability to perform safe dri-
ving. Here are some ques-
tions to ask:
Does the driver have diffi-
culty working the pedals,
merging on freeways, or
turning onto busy streets?
When merging or chang-
ing lanes, does the driver rely
on mirrors, rather than turn-
ing fully to check blind spots
over the shoulder?
Does the driver have trou-
ble seeing other vehicles,
cyclists and pedestrians,
especially at night, weave,
straddle or drift into others
lanes?
In the past two years, has
the driver had two or more
near misses or collisions?
Driver's tips
Here are some things older
drivers can do to help correct
their limitations:


DEUPREE ;
It is my lifeline to security

It enables me to have mobility

An original Calder it is not

Safety is its only lot.

Pretty nifty this twisted
piece of metal.

Virginia Deupree, a 91-
year-old legally blind resident
of Harbor Chase of Venice,
was formerly the city editor
for the Pioneer in Big Rapids,
Mich. She writes an occasion-
al column for this page.


Get a complete medical
exam and eye exam and
leam if your medications can
affect your driving.
Choose a car with such
features as height adjustable
seats and safety belt anchors,
good visibility, legible instru-
ments, glare-proof mirrors
and a tilt steering wheel.
Choose routes with good
light, right-turn instead of
left-turn intersections, clear
signs and signals, well-
marked lanes, easy-in, easy-
out parking and light traffic.
Take a driver's refresher
course to renew and test dri-
ving skills.
Savvy resources
AARP: Offers a driver
improvement course special-
ly designed for senior drivers
age 50 and older. Call (888)
227-7669 or visit
aarp.org/55alive.
AAA: Many AAA-affiliated
motor clubs offer one-day
senior driving improvement
programs. Your local AAA can
be found in the white pages
of your phone book.
AAA Foundation for Traffic
Safety: Offers several free.


senior driving publications.
Visit aaafoundation.org.
Patient preparation
Dear Savvy Senior,
I've been seeing my doctor
for years now and I like her a lot.
She always does a great job and
caught a couple of problems in
the early stages skin cancer,
for example that could have
been severe. Lately, though,
she seems much more rushed
and less thorough. I noticed,
too, that the waits are longer
and there are more people in
the waiting room. I told my hus-
band that going to see our doc-
tor anymore is like shopping at
Wal-Mart on the weekend. It
leaves me feeling exhausted
and depressed. I'm just wonder-
ing, am I alone here, or have
others noticed the same thing,
and what can we do about it?
Exhausted and Depressed

Dear Exhausted,
Lots of people have the
Wal-Mart blues after visiting
their doctor. More time in the
waiting room and less time
in the examination room is
an increasing concern for
many seniors today that can


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lead to the bigger problem of
misdiagnosis. But, are doc-
tors really busier now than
before? Here are some things
to consider that might indi-
cate they are:
A study in the New
England Journal of Medicine
found that doctor's office vis-
its have increased over the
last decade, from 18 minutes
to 21 minutes.
Doctors today are treating
more complex cases during
office visits instead of in the
hospital as part of cost-sav-
ing efforts. Physicians have
more paperwork today than
ever before, given the insur-
ance and legal ramifications
of their practice.
Age and the
information boom
As our aging population
continues to increase, so too
do our trips to the doctor's
office. According to the
Centers for Disease Control,
more than half of all patients
visiting the doctor in 2001
were over age 45. A decade
ago the average age was 42.
Not only are patients
older, but they are better


informed, armed with infor-
mation from the media,
pharmaceutical advertising
and the Internet, and they
have more questions too.
Doctors may be spending
more time per patient, but
they're also handling more
issues per visit, and that con-
tributes to the rushed feeling
and the unanswered ques-
tions.
One study found that
seven in 10 people leave their
doctors' offices wishing they
had asked more questions.
Savvy fact
According to the Institute
of Medicine, between 44,000
and 98,000 Americans die
from medical errors each
year.
Patient tips
Here are a few things you
can do to help make your
next appointment more
valuable for both you and
your doctor.
Remember that you are
the customer, so emphasize
to the doctor how important
it is to you to have your ques-
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and in layman's language.
Don't beat around the
bush, but speak candidly,
even with problems that are
embarrassing. The five or 10
minutes it takes to get
around to some issues are
five or 10 minutes they can
spend on the problem once
it is diagnosed.
Before visiting your doc-
tor, put together a list of your
symptoms, when they start-
ed, your own personal med-
ical history, including pre-
scriptions, and even your
family's medical history. The
more information you give
your doctor, the more they
can help.
Put your questions in writ-
ing and don't leave until
you've reviewed the list.
Bring someone with you.
It is always helpful to have
support, a second set of ears,
and another person to help
you think of questions.

Jim Miller is a regular con-
tributor to the NBC "Today
Show" and author of "The
Savvy Senior" book. His col-
umn appears regularly on
this page.


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A luxury safari: Facing down lions, martini in hand


Editor's Note: This is the second
part in a two-part series. Part I
appeared on last Saturday's Travel
page.

BY JANE WOOLDRIDGE
GUEST WRITER

Rates noted below are per
person, double occupancy, at
current exchange rates. Rates
cost slightly less if you stay
more than three nights. Rec-
ommended tips of around
$42 per person per day can
add mightily to costs.
; Note: If you want one bed,
be sure you include that in
your reservation. Otherwise,
you're likely to be sleeping in
two beds pushed together.
Kwandwe Game Reserve,
on the Eastern Cape, charges
about $370 per person per
night at the main lodge in low
season (December, and Jan-
uary except during the holi-
day period, and mid-April
through July.) In high season,
the rate is about $660. Up-
lands, a three-bedroom house
with private chef, costs about
$1,360 per night for the entire
house in low season, about
$1,940 in high season.
Ngala Game Reserve, lo-
cated within Kruger National
Park, charges about $370 per
person per night at its main
lodge in low season (Decem-
ber and January except dur-
ing the holiday period, mid-
April through May); about
$470 in high season. Its tented
camp charges about $660
year-round. Three-night walk-
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son.
Among CCAfrica's best-
known luxury camps are Lon-
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Phinda Game Reserve, both
in South Africa. (Both rank in
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at Londolozi start at about
$825 per person, year-round.
At Phinda, rates start at $370
in low season, $575 in high
season.
Other luxury camps in
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Oft-lauded is Singita
Game Reserve bordering Kru-
ger National Park. Each of its
two lodges, Ebony and
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thatched guest cottage each.
Rates cost $960 per person
per night.
Singita has a second camp,
Singita Lebombo, with two
camps, one with 15 rooms,
the second with six rooms.
Rates here are about $960 per
person per night. Contact sin-
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in the wine country near
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2151; lequartier.co.za. $321-
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Family Table Restaurant,
14132 Tamiami Trail, North
Port. Lunch is available. Call
Rosemary Hagen at 475-4432.

The Italian American Club of
Venice, 1375 Ringling Drive,
Venice, 486-1492.
* Monday: Italian language
classes. Free and open to the
public. Beginners: 5:45 p.m.;
Intermediate and ongoing:
7:15 p.m.
* Friday: Lotsa Pasta, 4:30-
7:30 p.m., $7. Take-out avail-
able.
Jammin' at the Gazebo
Tony Onorato and his Gentle-
men of Jazz perform in the
Gazebo at Centennial Park in
downtown Venice. Bring a
lawn chair and listen to great
jazz, every Thursday, 2-4 p.m.
Admission is free. Musicians
welcome.

The Kiwanis Club of Venice
meets for lunch at noon
Wednesday at the Holiday
Inn of Venice, 455 North U.S.
41 Bypass. Visitors welcome.
Call 484-6022.

The Knights of Columbus-
Venice, 512 Substation Road,
holds pancake breakfasts first
and third Sundays, 8-11:30
a.m., adults: $3.50, children
under 6: free with parent. Call
485-1663.

Hear live acoustic music at
Books-A-Million, 4230 South
Tamiami Trail in Venice every
first and third Monday, 7-9:30
p.m. Call Richard Brobst at
408-9515.

Oscar Scherer State Park,
1843 South Tamiami Trail,
Osprey, 483-5956. Park ad-
mission is $4.25 per vehicle
and canoe rental fee is $5
per hour.
* First Sunday, all day: Free
entry for Friends of Oscar
Scherer Park.
* Wednesday: 8 a.m., Vol-
unteer field work; 8:30 a.m.,
ranger-led canoe trips.


Red Cross Infant/Child and
Adult CPR, AED and First Aid
courses are offered in Venice
the third Saturday each
month. For locations and
times, call 379-9300, Ext. 242,
or visit southwestflorida.
redcross.org.

Jewish Family & Children's
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sociation, 720 Alligator Drive.
Learn about resources while
your loved one enjoys a social
program. Lunch is provided.
Registration required. Call
June at 492-4717 or 366-2224.

The Venice Sailing Squadron
meets at the Jewish Com-
munity Center of Venice, 600
North Auburn Road, at 6:30
p.m. the second Wednesday
of each month, September
through April, for potluck
dinner and program. Visitors
welcome. Call 586-3317 for
more information.

Area Navy Seabee veterans
meet the second Saturday at
11:30 a.m. at the Family
Table Restaurant, 14132 Tam-
iami Trail, North Port. Call
Tom at 497-5944.

Senior Friendship Centers


* 2350 Scenic Drive, Venice,
584-0052
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Tuesday: 9 a.m., woodcarv-
ing; 9 a.m., bridge; 9 a.m., t'ai
chi; 9:30 a.m., Teddy bear
making; 9:30 a.m., basket
weaving; 10 a.m., blood pres-
sure screening; 1-3 p.m.,
music by Tin Pan Alley, with
Les Gowan; Alzheimer's care-
giver support group.
First Wednesday: Memory
screenings by Sarasota Me-
morial Hospital Memory Dis-
order Clinic. Call 917-7197 for
an appointment.
* Epiphany Parish Hall, 350
Tampa Ave., Venice, 584-0075.
Wednesday: 9:30-11 a.m.,
beginners acrylic painting; 10
a.m., Mah Jongg.
Thursday: 9:30-11 a.m., con-
versational French.

Seniors Without Partners
meets at the VFW Hall, 832 E.
Venice Ave., Mondays, 12:30-
3 p.m. for cards and music.
Call Marie at 485-8739.

Sons of Italy Venice Lodge
2747 meets at Park Place
Retirement Residence, 200 N.
Nassau St. The public is wel-
come. Call 484-0746.

Venice Foxettes Sharon de
Marc and Maria Santagado
teach Tappercise (tap dance,
clogging and Irish step) at
Starz Choice Dance Studio,
348 S. Seaboard Ave., Venice.
Call 408-0019.
* Beginners Tappercise: Tues-
day, noon-1 p.m.
* Intermediate Tappercise:
Tuesday, 1-2 p.m.
* Beginners tap only, Friday,
4:30-5:30 p.m.
* Intermediate/Advanced
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* Country dancing, 7-10 p.m.
the first Saturday at the South
Venice Civic Association
Center, 720 Alligator Drive.
Tickets are $5 in advance or
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Venice Shuffleboard Club,
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Venice Area Toastmasters
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Venice Duplicate Bridge
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day at 1 p.m.; Tuesdays at 7
p.m.; and Friday at 7:15 p.m.
at the Rialto Shopping Center.

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dinner, 5-7 p.m., $6
* Tuesday, Feb. 8, Salisbury
steak dinner, 5-7 p.m., $6
* Saturday, Feb. 12, Valentine's
Day dinner dance, social hour
at 5 p.m.; pork chops dinner
at 6 p.m.; music by Tony
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* Thursday, Feb. 17, spaghetti
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Women of the Moose, Chap-
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and fourth Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
at 4212 North Access Road,
Englewood. Members wel-
come, Call 473-9446.

Women's Resource Center of
Sarasota County, 806 Pine-
brook Road, Venice, 485-9724.
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* Tuesday: 2-4:30 p.m., Com-
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Yoga, $5; 3:30-5 p.m., Starting
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* Friday: 10-11:30 a.m.,
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* Peer counseling: Monday-
Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Evening
hours by appointment Mon-
day and Tuesday.
* Employment solutions:
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Kate Campbell to
appear at MCC Venice
Singer-songwriter Kate
Campbell, a country and folk
musician, will be the featured
performer in an outdoor con-
cert Jan. 23 at Manatee Com-
munity College Venice, 8000
South Tamiami Trail, Venice.
Other performers are
songwriters Lorna Bracewell
and James Hawkins.
With seven albums, Camp-
bell has been widely praised for
her angelic voice and as a
Southern storyteller. She has
toured throughout the United
States and the United Kingdom.
Bracewell has been per-
forming professionally since
age 13. Critics praise her bril-
liant songwriting, hard-hit-
ting acoustic guitar, distinc-
tive raspy alto and fun-loving
stage presence. Hawkins, a
Venice resident, has per-
formed in numerous folk fes-
tivals and also is an actor who
has appeared in more than 30
productions, including come-
dies and musicals. Two of his
songs were chosen for inclu-
sion in Friends of Florida Folk
Songwriter Samples CD.
Gates open at 1 p.m. and
the concert, free for all stu-
dents and children, begins at
2 p.m. Others may purchase
tickets at the gate for $10.
No refreshments will be
served. Guests may bring
chairs, blankets, picnics and
nonalcoholic beverages.
For more information, call
408-1404.
Fiber artist and
photographer exhibit
An exhibit of works by fiber
artist Sue Hosey and photog-
rapher Carter Wade is at the
Manatee Community College
Venice Fine Art Gallery, 8000
S. Tamiami Trail, Venice.
Hosey, a Nokomis resident,
uses natural materials she
gathers, collects, processes,
dyes and weaves to create
baskets and gourd vessels.
She sells works in her Lucky-
Stone Studio.
Wade, a Sarasota resident,
is a graduate of the Rocky
Mountain School of Photog-
raphy and has worked in the
custom frame-shop business.
He uses that experience to
create unique displays of
photography in custom-
made frames.
The exhibit, located in the
library foyer, continues
through Feb. 18. Regular gal-
lery hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday through Thursday
and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday.
For more information, call
408-1476.
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Professional Parkway East,
Sarasota.
Topics covered include
registration, navigation, price
gauging, etiquette, digital im-
ages, creating auctions and
completing a sale. The class
meets 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday,
Jan. 28. The fee is $129.
For more information or to
register, call (941) 752-5203.
Hours extended
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test preparation and counsel-
ing program has been ex-
panded and, for the first time,
will be offered Fridays and
Saturday at MCC Bradenton.
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campus locations. Successful
completion of the GED test is
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equivalent of a high school
diploma. Classes and coun-
seling are offered:
8 a.m. to noon, Monday
through Friday; 5:30 to 9 p.m.,
Monday through Wednesday;
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday,
room 221, building 18, MCC
Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W,
Bradenton.
4 to 9 p.m., Monday and
Wednesday, room 171, build-
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South Tamiami Trail, Venice.
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9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday
through Thursday, Grove
Terrace Housing Authority,
201 Grove St. N., Venice.
Classes at the off-campus
sites are offered in conjunc-
tion with the YMCA Even Start
program.
Sarasota residents who
qualify for that program may
receive free transportation,
meals and child care.
For more information, call
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VENICE GONDOLIER SUN 13B


SUNDAY, JAN. 23, 2005


PHOTO PROVIDED
Award-winning author Tim
O'Brien will speak to students
and other members of the
public while visiting Venice
High School this week.

AUTHOR `om mpageB 1B
School because of the enthu-
siasm evident from the first
phone call he received from
Michael James, a member of
the VHS Literacy Council.
Because of that call and
because VHS is a public


school, O'Brien dropped his
$20,000 fee by more than 25
percent.
In Venice, he will be talking
to the students about "The
Things They Carried."
"I will be discussing its ori-
gins and how it came to be
written and why I wrote it the
way I did," he said. "I want to
give the high school kids an
idea of how a book is made."
He said he also will be talk-
ing about writing in general
and will share some tips
learned over the years, some
learned by "trial and error."
"One of the big problems
with high school writing is
clarity," he said. "A good, clear
sentence is more powerful
than one that is ambiguous or
too flowery."
Remember that when you
write your next book, letter or
note to your child's teacher.
Tickets for the Thursday
evening presentation and
book signing are $10 for
adults and $5 for students.
Tickets can be purchased
at the VHS front office, 1
Indian Ave.; the Bookshop,
241 W. Venice Ave.; the Paper
Pad, 213 W. Venice Ave.; and
from the Friends of the
Library Bookstore, at the
Venice Public Library, 300 S.
Ave.


BY KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR


The Venice High School
Literacy Council was formed
to spread the idea that read-
ing can be an enriching part
of life forever.
"Our mission is to establish
a culture of literacy at Venice
High School," VHS English
Department Chair Suzanne
Krill said. "One facet of doing
that is to expand the concept
of literacy to encompass the
ability to read, write and
speak clearly and articulately
with a certain amount of crit-
ical ability, to appreciate the
arts and to make those cultur-
al connections."
Krill is the school's first lit-
eracy coach, a new position
this year at all the secondary
schools within Sarasota
County. Her job is to work
with other teachers, helping
them to plan lessons that
include critical reading and
writing skills, to team teach
and to model reading strate-
gies with teachers, and do this
across the curriculum.
Working with the 20 teach-
ers and five students on the
Literacy Council and with in-


HAYES from page 7B


deliberate attempt to override
time, place and our ever-
changing mainstream media.
It means turning off the tele-
phone, computer, TV radio,
CD player and our personal
digital assistants and leaving
them off until we can once
again hear the echoes and re-
verberations of our own
thoughts.
Most of human thought
occurs beneath conscious-
ness, so it shouldn't be sur-
prising that long periods of
silence must produce inter-
mittent floods of thoughtful
contemplation. Insightful
revelation can emerge if sim-
ply given a chance and the
solitude to develop.
Throughout our lives we
dream and search, reach and
get. We become disillusioned
or bored, and then we rethink
and start the process over
again. Later in life, most of the
things that have occupied our
lives as priorities begin to
seem more and more like triv-
ialities. We come to realize
that what is truly important is
that part of us that will linger
after we are gone, whether it
exists in the memories of oth-
ers or through individual
deeds that will outlive us.
The September of life is all
about perspective. The possi-
bility of sifting wisdom from
our lived experience is now
available to us, if we're willing
to accept the challenge and
make a commitment to learn-
ing and reflection. Enrollment
in September University is a
last chance for course correc-
tion, a final opportunity to
experience a life that truly
matters as a human being. We
should expunge the word
retirement from common
parlance and replace it with R
and R: reflection and reflexivi-
ty. Imagine what a different
perspective advanced years
would bring to society if,
instead of saying we were
looking forward to retire-
ment, we said we were eager
to begin our years of reflec-
tion, eager to sort the truth of
our experience from society's
fictions. Reflexivity is a turn-
ing back into one's experience
to retake bearings and reex-
amine one's coordinates. If
the autumn years begin at 50,
real education begins in Sep-
tember.
Those of us who are adults,
especially those of us who
have entered the September
of life and beyond, have one
last chance to matter as hu-
man beings by clearly dem-
onstrating the kind of interest
in life that makes younger
generations think we have
something going for us after
all. We can show respect and
enthusiasm toward the prop-
erties of time, place and
change. We can use the prop-
erty of regret with imagina-
tion, and use our search for
knowledge to resolve our
despair and anxiety in ways
that move us toward authen-
ticity and generativity. There
simply is no better way to deal


with existential angst than
through a life-affirming will-
ingness to look directly into
the abyss. By living our lives
as if we are really interested in
them, we can be assured of
the rapture of maturity and
leave the world a better place
in the process.


Self-education advocate
Charles D. Hayes is author of
"The Rapture ofMaturity: A
Legacy of Lifelong Learning,"
and other books. For more
information, visitseptem-
beruniversity.org or e-mail
charles@septemberuniver
.sity.org.


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dividual teachers in the school
is all in a day's work for Krill.
The council's goal is to
make high school students in-
to lifelong learners who take
responsibility for their own
learning. "Literacy within the
academic realm is one thing,"
she said. "This year the council
has focused on literacy in addi-
tion to the classroom."
Author Tim O'Brien's visit
within Literacy Week is a ma-
jor facet of the program, which
will incorporate a variety of


events in the school's media
center, classrooms and audito-
rium. Venice resident Jack
Perkins, a nationally known
broadcaster, will also be part of
the program, presenting two
programs Jan. 26. O'Brien will
speak to the public Jan. 27 and
to students Jan. 28.
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tribute to this program, send
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Council, Venice High School,
1 Indian Ave., Venice, FL
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SUN PHOTOS BY JEFF TAVARES. jtavares.venicegondolier.com


BY GREG GILES
STAFF WRITER


Yes, you read it right. The
sign in Mike Durham's Arcade
Barber Shop on Venice Ave.
reads: 'The best little hair-
house in Venice.'
It's part of Durham's hu-
mor that makes the Arcade
a landmark in downtown
Venice and keeps his clients
coming back.
Durham owns one of the
few independently run bar-
ber shops in the area, and the
oldest one in town.
The Arcade opened its
doors in 1927 under Elihue


Roberts.
Durham went to work at
the shop five years ago, then
bought it three years later,
hiring two retirees. He hopes
to keep the tradition of
Gossip Central going at his
shop.
"Some of my regulars
come in just to give me a
hard time," said Durham.
"Once in a while they get a
hair cut."
Take, for example, the old
Pharmacist from Philadel-
phia.
"We call him St. Patrick.
He's in here every other day
just to chit chat. He tells the


customers, 'Don't mind me.
I'm just their parole officer,"
said Durham.
"We talk sports, politics
and golf. You meet some real
characters here."
Or, take George Hector.
He's the unofficial ambas-
sador of the barber shop, said
Durham. He's got stories: he
fought for the middleweight
championship in 1953 in
Syracuse; sparred with Cas-
sius Clay; dated Grace Kelly
in high school; stole away
his wife from Al Haig; and
used to golf with Larry Bird,
said Durham.
A barber for 50 years,


Durham loves his job. "I was
burned out cutting hair in
Urbana. Then I came into the
Arcade and saw all the laugh-
ing and joking going on. I
realized I missed it. I got a job
here and before you knew it I
bought the place."
Durham readily admits he
is one of a dying breed of
traditional barbers who fly
the red, white and blue strip
pole.
"Most people today," he
said, "go to grooming school."

You can e-mail Greg Giles
at: ggiles@venicegondolier.
corn.


Venice Resident George Hector speaks with
Arcade Barber Shop owner Mike Durham,
shown in top photo on the right. Durham
describes Hector as the Arcade's "ambas-
sador."



"Some of my

regulars come

in just to give

me a hard

time. Once in

a while they

get a hair cut."

Mike Durham, Owner,
The Arcade Barber Shop


Thane Liming, right, a part-time Venice resident, and full-time
Venice resident Paul Nenno read while waiting for a haircut.


Jack Morgan, Lansing, Mich., came to The Arcade for the first time this week.


SUNDAY
JAN. 23,2005


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Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, Real Estate Classified


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1 000 1010 OPEN HOUSES 1010 OPEN HOUSES


REAL ESTATE



"We Are Pledged To The Let-
ter 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."

REAL ESTATE
1010- 1650
1010 Open House
1020 Homes/General
1021 Arcadia
1022 Englewood
1023 Nokomis/Osprey
1024 North Port
1025 Port Charlotte
1026 Punta Gorda
1027 South Venice
1028 Venice
1029 Sarasota
1030 Waterfront Home
1040 Condos/Villas
1060 Townhouses
1070 Duplexes
1075 Tri-Plex For Sale
1080 Apartments
1090 Mobile Homes
1100 Interval Ownership
1115 Out Of Area Home
1120 Wanted To Buy
Rent
1210 Homes
1240 Condos/Villas
1280 Townhouses
1300 Duplexes
1320 Apartments
1330 Hotel/Motel
1340 Mobile Homes
1345 Misc. Rentals -
1350 Efficiencies
1360 Rooms
1370 Rentals To Share
1390 Vacation
1420 Wanted To Rent
Lots
1500 Lots & Acreage
1515 Waterfront
1520 Out Of Area Lots
1530 Commercial Lots
1540 Trade/Exchange
Business -
1600 Business For Sale
1610 Business Rentals
1615 Income Property
1620 Commercial/Indus
trial Property
1640 Warehouse &
Storage
1650 Farm/Ranches

1010 OPEN HOUSES

1/23/05

2 4 Sunday
1635 Havelock Ave.
North Port
Lovely 3/2/2 pool
home built by
Windemere May '03.
Pristine with many
upgrades. Located off
N. Chamberlain on
secluded oversized lot.
Offered @ $289,900
Bud Trayner Realty
(941)-766-7278


3/2/2 Prestigious home in
desirable Sec. 15, just
$265K. Open Sunday 12 to 4.
23298 Garrison. For direc-
tions call "Mr. Mike" Col-
lands, Sun Coast Real Estate,
661-2497.
Can you believe this price
$179,900 In Punta Gorda?
Open house Sun. 1 4. Call
Marge Brooks at 941- 223-
5842. Prudential Village Rlty
Cape Haze Marina Bay
Open House Fri Sun 11-4
Townhomes off Placida
Look for signs... Charity
Cain/Gasparilla Properties
941-716-0685
ENGLEWOOD ISLES
13 BRIDGE ST
SUNDAY 12-3 3/2 pool, fire-
place. Arlene Knight,
Key Realty. 941-474-3228
KINGSGATE- Beautiful Bristol
model, 3/2/2, best exposure
on largest lake. Many extras.
Reasonably priced. 24412
Buckingham Way, P.C. OPEN
HOUSE EVERY
SUNDAY, 1:30pm-4:00
Klee Realty Services
(941)-625-0018
NORTH PORT, 3/2/2
SAT & SUN 10-3pm.
New carpet, tile. MUST SEE!
4185 Sandune Av. off Salford.
941-815-2278

OPEN 1PM-5PM
3/2/1, EXCELLENT cond.,
extra wide canal, 1350 SF,
561 W. Tarpon Blvd., PC.
$353,000. (941)-661-4659.

OPEN HOUSE, Sat & Sun, 11-
1pm., 3698 Chamberlain..
$175,000. Also, next week-
end. 941-426-1220


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OPEN HOUSE
SUN. 12PM 3M

2542 Parrot
North Port

3/2/2 Cathedral ceiling
in LR & Kitch., window
treatments, lighted yard
with fruit trees. 41 North
to right on Sumter, 1st.
right past Price
(Hansard), 3rd. left is Par-
rot. $189,000. A#2108
Host: Geri Scarboro

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MORRIS REALTY, INC.

OPEN HOUSE
Sun., January 23rd
1 P.M. to 4 P.M.

1190 Timber Trail,
Englewood Location,
location! This lovely
3/2/2 pool home on a
quiet cu-de-sac. Over-
sized lot has many
beautiful oak trees.
Very nice home waiting
for the right buyer. With
some TLC it could be
magnificent. Being sold
"as is" & priced to sell.
DIR: 776 to Dear-
born, west on Dear-
born to Old Engle-
wood Rd. Follow Old
Englewood Rd to
Bayshore, left on
Bayshore to Timber
Trail, home on cor-
ner of Bayshore &
Timber Trail. MLS#
443631. $249,900.
Hostess: Mary Ann
Rack 941-587-
8404.

2200 Hyatt Dr, Port
Charlotte Beautiful
3/2/2 with numerous
new features, including
Silistone countertops,
new top-of-the-line
appliances & more.
Large lot with room for
a pool. Great area,
quiet, yet close to
everything. DIR: From
Englewood, east on
776, right on Toledo
Blade, right on
Hyatt, follow to
2200. MLS# 450027.
$196,500. Hostess:
Jerri' DuBois 941-
914-3504.

11295 SW Essex Dr,
Lake Suzy Lovely villa
in the Kingsway Golf Vil-
las of Lake Suzy. 3
bedrooms, 2 baths &
beautifully maintained.
Open & airy with lots of
upgrades. Don't miss
this villa! DIR: Kings
Highway west to left
on Kings Circle,
around to Kingway
Golf Villas, turn right
to Essex. MLS#
454860. $250,900.
Hostess: Susan
Anderson 941-255-
7283.

21064 AlDine Ave,
Port Charlotte Haver-
hill area! Bright & airy
with tons of storage
space. 1/3 garage
converted to A/C,
includes workshop,
craft area & laundry
with laundry tub. Per
seller, new roof & A/C.
DIR: From Peach-
land, south on York-
shire, right on Alpine
to house on right.
(1st street north of
Quesada). MLS#
455070. $167,500.
Hostess: Sharon
Applegate 941-204-
0007

Open Sun 1-4; 3/2/2
22593 Quasar, Pt Char,
$219K Adjoining lot avail
See Venice Pelican Pt,
lake/golf lot-$198K
Calusa Lakes 3/2.1/3 golf
hm, $519K
http://FlordaHome.hypermart.net
John & Deb Ask
Ken Brand Realty
941-486-0012
OPEN SUN. & MON. 2-5pm
2737 Lucaya St. North Port.
3/2/2, modern, like new,
room for pool, ready to move
in. By owner. (941-408-9704


Classified = Sales


OPEN SUNDAY 1-3.
1616 Cypress Point Dr. E.
Extra Irg 2/BR on lake, pool,
from 41 W on Jacaranda, Rt
on S. Cypress. 941-927-0949
Remax First Choice
Sun, 1-3, 3393 Julia, N. P
2002 Windemere home on
double lot 3/2/2 2372 sf,
quiet wooded area. Now
$264,000. Owner motivated.
Prudential Village Realty, Rox-
anne Moore 941-626-3926
SUN. 11 3, Rotonda 3/2/2,
2100 SF. Open plan. Split bed-
rooms. Plenty of room. Walk
to golf. Sunnybrook S to
Rotonda Cir. R to Club house,
L to end. R to sign on L. Andy
Leonard (941-662-0033. Pru-
dential Village Realty.



Sunday llam-3pm, 3309
Sage Bloom Terr. N.P., 3/2/2,
Brand New built 2005, ready
to move-in. $217,000, Faith
Built Prop. (561)-302-0324


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BUSINESS HOURS

Monday Friday

7 a.m. 1 p.m.
2 p.m. 4 p.m.

(941) 205-1000

Woodland Estates 25121
Roland Lane, Sun. 12:30 -
3, near Burnt i. .- "
pool; lake fror. i '.''',' 1 "
Contact Nancy Elliott, 639-
5780, Landmark Realty,.
Punta Gorda.

1019 CAPE
HAZEIROTONDA

2BR/2BA/1CG, Ig. lanai,
totally updated & remodeled,
159 Annapolis Ln.
$179,900 (941)-828-0078
FOR SALE BY OWNER, Long
Meadow Ln, 3/2/2, 1999,
pool, fish/boat landing at rear.
$300,000 (941)-697-9302

1020 HOUSES FOR
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2/2/2 Rotonda pool home
recently remodeled, golf
course views 941-716-
0685 Charity Cain / Gas-
parilla Properties
21 Bunker Place 2/2/2
Canal, Golf and CC dis-
count, Vacant $218,900
Jessica Menzel
941-815-8451
Gasparilla Properties
3/2 FORECLOSURE!
Priced to Sell! Only $21,900!
For listings:
1-800)-749-8124 ex. 1887
76 Oakland Hills Ct, 3/2/2
$219,900 on golf course,
vacant. Jessica Menzel
941-815-8451
Gasparilla Properties
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gage, New Construction,
Investment & Development
www.americaninvest.com
(941)-255-1100
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BOCA ROYALE Waterfront-
3/4 br, formal living/dining
room, 2 fireplaces.
GORGEOUS! $699,900
Adele Bourcier, PA.Coldwell
Banker Residential R/E Inc.
(941)-468-2571


CHARLOTTE COUNTY
3/2/2 pool on lake $359K
2/1/1 canal home $349K
Call Weichert Realtors
Southern Choice, Sharon
Bradley, 941-613-2300 or
941-626-8474.


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NEW HOMES FOR SALE
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1021 ARCADIA
FOR SALE

2 Bedroom/1 Bath Cottage
on 1.39 acres. $129,900.
Call Curtis (941) 456-6749
RE/MAX PALM REALTY
55+ comm. canal front mobile
home site w/ driveway & slab,
price incl. park share,
$80,000. Utopia Comm. RIty.
(941)-575-7111.
Golf Course Comm. 3/2/2,
pool and spa, Panoramic
views, open floor plan.
$289,000. Utopia Comm.
RIty. (941)-575-7111.
HANDYMAN SPECIAL
Own fin. 4,000+ sf,
$72,000
888-584-5482 ext. 4

1022 ENGLEWOOD
FOR SALE

"FLORIDA STYLE RANCH"
Beautiful 2 bed/2 bath split
floor plan. 1,100 sq. ft. under
air $220,000. 941-475-0358
2.17 Acres 3/4/2 Pool w/
1608' Garage $539,000
Joe & Sondra Isgrig
RE/MAX Bayside 941-
400-1447 or 475-1311
4 Story Town Home 10 ft.
off the bay! 3/2.5 with
garage, ready to move
into. Charity Cain
941-716-0685
Gasparilla Properties
4/2/2 large home totally
remodeled, beautifully land-
scaped. Must see. $239,900.
Rotonda 941-828-0248
9147 Moss Dr, 3/2
$145,000, Hot tub. Jessi-
ca Menzel 941-815-8451
Gasparilla Properties

An oak tree'd lot
adjoins Keywest style
home. Lg. 2br/2ba with
Spa, A Must See
$299,000.
Touncan Investments
474-6173

Bank Owned & Gov't Owned
Homes. All Areas & Price
ranges. Call for current prop-
erties. i realty, Inc. 800-624-
0801, cell 941- 650-8086
BAYSHORE 4BR/3BA, acre
plus, extras, top condition,
$574,900 (941)-473-2585
BEAUTIFUL 3/2/2 HOME
on lake, cul-de-sac, lanai, solar
pool & cage, pet yard, fruit
trees, new appliances, off San
Casa, Palm Lake Estates,
$299,000 (941)-698-0085
BOTH OPEN SUNDAY 11-2
WATERFRONT- 2/br Like new
condition. 1 bridge to ICW.
595 Denburn
3BR/2BA includes separate
guest quarters on double lot
810 Palmetto
ENGLEWOOD ISLES lake
front, 3br/2ba, fam rm
359 Eden Dr


Adele Bourcier, PA.Coldwell
Banker Residential R/E Inc.
(941)-468-2571


Don't Miss Out! Homes are
for sale under $150,000
in Englewood. 716-0685
Charity Cain / Gasparilla
Properties.
E. Englewood pool home
3/2/2 $229,000 Lots of tile,
fenced yard, brkfst bar, cath
ceilings Rob Coseo Pruden-
tial Palms Realty
941-735-0035
ENGLEWOOD 3/2 Public
water & sewer, Irg. back
yard, dead end street. 8412
Osprey Rd. $159,900.
941-473-9191 or 855-0042
Englewood Isles 4/4/2
Pool home on deep canal
Over 4100sqft custom
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Rotonda 3/2/2 2002
pool, Like a model. 108
Cottage Place $249,900
Joe & Sondra Isgrig
RE/MAX Bayside
941-475-1311 ex 119
MANASOTA KEY New 3/2
Florida style home. Just steps
from the beach.
Rich McCraney, Re/Max
Properties 941-468-5201
NO MONEY DOWN
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Old Eng. Charming 2/1,
updated, 340 W. Langsner.
$160,000. M & M Realty.
Sherry McGill (941)270-2434
Overbrook Gdns 1759sf,
13500dsf lot, 12x16 shed
$217,500 Sel-Fast RE
list@3.5% (941)-475-8282
Oversized Cape Haze
Home w/pool. Cathedral
ceilings, fireplace, and
more on 1/2 acre lot.
941-716-0685
Charity Cain / Gasparilla
Properties
Remodeled: 3/2/1, large lot,
room for motor home.
$175,000. 941-460-0534
Rotonda Furnished
2/2/2 Golf Course, pool.
$189,000 TenyLongRE/MAX
Baysde 475-1311 ext 127
ROTONDA 2/2 Split plan
hm Panoramic golf course
views. $234,900 Rob
Stevenson Re/Max Bay-
side 475-1311 ext. 123
Rotonda Huge Pool Home
with Family rm. $280,000
Water & Sewer. TenyLng
RE/MAXBayside 475-1311
Rotonda Pool Home on
Canal. 3/2/2 Water &
Sewer! Excellent through-
out. $275,000 TenyLong
RE/MXBayside 475-1311
Rotonda Lakes, New Homes.
3/2/2 1645sf/3137sf,
w/pool & many xtras, asking
$269,900.
3/2/2, 1654sf/3145sf,
w/pool & many xtras,asking
$269,900.
3/2/3 1843sf/3567sf
w/pool, loaded w/xtras,
asking $329,900
Pelican Coast Development,
LLC. 941-628-2099


SANDELHAVEN ESTATES,
2/2, all appliances, 1388 SF
on large lot, ready to move
into, 10 yrs. old, one owner,
lived in seasonal. $139,900.
(941)-697-3064


NOKOMIS/OSPREY
FOR SALE

Park Trace Estates Beautiful
1 1/2 story, 4BR/4BA/3CG,
lakefront, 3,100sf,
$579,900 (941)-918-2446

1024 NORTH PORT

1 BEST VALUE IN North Port!
City Water! $159,900! Quiet
Street' Paul Svilokos at
941-628-5090
RE/MAX PALM REALTY.
1 BUILT 2004 3/2/2
$199,000 NO DAMAGE
941-276-3331
RE/MAX PALM REALTY
Financing Avail 629-3450
1 NORTH PORT! Saturday
OPEN HOUSE 12-2! 3612
WARRIOR TERR! 2 STORY!
Pool! Oversized Corner Lot!
$229,900! CITY WATER!
Paul Svilokos at
941-628-5090
RE/MAX PALM REALTY.
3 OR 4 BEDROOM, 3 FULL
BATH, LR, DR, FR,
BRAND NEW, $249,000
1-414-427-4107
3/2/1 beautifully landscaped,
corner lot, new roof, new
paint inside/out, solar-cooled
wdws. Call (941)-270-1143
3/2/2 $189,900 1200+sf
GREAT LOCATION!
REMAX PALM REALTY
941-650-5011
3/2/2, MODERN HOME, like
new, all new carpet, room for
pool, quiet area. Lucaya St.
$189,500. (941)-408-9704.


By Owner.
3/2/2 Modern home. Pool,
lanai, Many upgrades,
Sumter Blvd., $239,000
941-922-2267 or 724-2904757


1024 NORTH PORT

3/2/2 pool home built in
2002, 1620sqft, Lots of
upgrades, Beccy Wolfe
Gasparilla Properties
941-504-4009
3BR/2BA/1CG ON 3 lots
(can divide) 1850sf total
lanai, new roof. $197,000.
By Owner 941-223-6715
Attn Investors! Home = 4
more lots $265,000 2/2/1
w/ fenced yard and 2adja-
cent lots + 2 more lots. Rob
Coseo Prudential Palms Real-
ty 941-735-0035


BOBCAT VILLAS 3/2/2
golf course, water view.
$249,600. Call Sue Ann
Meyer, "Sam" (941) 456-
8131 RE/MAX Palm Realty



Brand New, CBS, 3/2/2
w/Den or 4th Bedroom &
Lanai. Ready mid Feb.
$199,900, (772)-528-4198
BRAND NEW! 3/2/2, possi-
ble 4, tile in wet areas & front
foyer, all appliances, large
screeened lanai. Call Chris at
ERA (772) 486-3392
Builders Home, Total of
2,950 Sq. Ft. under roof,
many upgrades, 3 Bedrooms,
3 Baths, Family Room, office
that could be converted to
fourth.bedroom, heated pool,
and oversized 2 Car garage.
Located on a double lot with
city water. CALL (941)426-
1489
to schedule appointment to view.
Fred Shute
R. E. & Development, Inc.
CB-C058694.
Buyers; sellers, investors.
Specializing in south county
properties. Investment props,
or sell fast at top $$
Rob Coseo Prudential Palms
Realty 941-735-0035
Completely remodeled 3/2/2
saltwater canal front
$279,000. Eric, Re/Max Palm
Realty. (941-661-3423
Don't Miss Out! Homes are
for sale under $150,000
in Englewood. 716-0685
Charity Cain/Gasparilla
Properties
DUDLEY'S DEALS
On 5 best fix'r upper
opportunities
Dudley Kearney
626-8067 / 877-216-1160
GulfAccessHomesTeam
FOR SALE BY OWNER
2353 sq.ft. 3/2/2, 100%
Financing $1215/mo. P&l,
20% Down? $886/mo. P&i. No
M.I. required. (941)429-5639.
Great Area! Newer Home,
3/2/2, Open Floor plan, plant
shelves, lanai, Hurr. shutters.
$249,000. Utopia Comm.
Rlty. 575-7111.


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IMMAC. 1,786SF POOL HOME
3BR/2B Updated kit, tile,
wood firs, frpl, Looks brand
new! $272,900 (941)270-
2887 Matthew James Realty
LAKEVIEW 4br, 2 baths, 3 car
garage, 1.5 lots, Irg lanai, fruit
trees, 2200 sf under air, quiet
area. $285,000. 423-4490
cell 941-223-5985
LIKE NEW 3/2/2, close to
shopping, schools & 1-75.
Wooded view. $179,900.
BRING ALL OFFERS!
Shannon Moore
Owner/Agent 941-276-8142






LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT ...
Adorable home built in 1996,
impeccabe inside and out.
Great room plan, 3BR/2BA, 2
car garage, wooded views,
great area, city water.
(It928-01) $189,900
523 S. Tamiami Trail
Venice (941) 484-0404
New home, 3/2/2,
Screened Lanai,
$194,900, Salford Blvd.
Call Don (941)-629-7768
New const, 3-4/2/2 2240sf,
$284,900 DR, LR, den, eat in
kitch, wood firs, Rob Coseo
Prudential Palms Realty 941-
735-0035

Classified = Sales


1024 NORTH PORT 1025 PT CHAR
FOR SALE


NORTH PORT ESTATES.
3 ;rires, 3 L.e, Luilt in
2001 In-,maic late ''iC,
Pole Barn ., Hors: 'ill's
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pltel, Finr ed in
'4 19 93o Call 'val-er,
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Almar '19411-3 -955i

OWNER FINANCE
BRAND NEW HOMES
LOW DOWN PAYMENT.
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3BR/2BA/2CG
2200sf, '02, 1/2 ac fenced,
888-584-5482 ext 3
OWNER MOVED! ANXIOUS!
Country'fied Liv'n! Super quiet
location. Freshly painted and
carpeted. 3 bedrooms, 2
baths, 2-car garage. Minutes
to 1-75 and close to all conve-
niences! QUICK SALE-PRICED!!
$184,900.
Waterman Group, 951-2000.
#VG268306. ERA Mount
Vernon Realty Co. Inc.
WANTED: Owner financing
home in North Port or
Venice area. Please Call
631-236-3204

1025 PT CHAR
FOR SALE

1 adorable 3/2/2 w/pool in
Sec. 15. OPEN HOUSE Sat.
1/22, llam-3pm, 23247 Kim
Ave., $242,900, 255-5620


3/2.5/2 + Pool, two lots,
FR, DR, LR, KT Split Plan,
Shed, Fenced, $250,000
LOOK!

Free Map or Market Value
Marianne Lilly, GRI, SRES
RE/MAX Harbor Realty
(941) 764-7585
LillyM@comcast.net
3/2/1 POOL HOME, 2800
total sf. + Extra lot. New roof,
fascia & soffit. $269,000.
obo (941)-380-6212
3/2/2 golf course home,
2201 Beacon, 2000 SF, com-
letely remodeled, $239,000.
(941)-255-9011
3/2/carport, completely
remodeled, new roof, win-
dows, appliances, cabinets,
countertop, tile + bathrooms.
$139,900 negotiable.
Call Ruth (941)426-3222
3BR/2BA/2CG, FL room, sep-
arate dining room, city'water
& sewer. Barrel tile roof,
MLS#448186. $158,900.
Don't be silly call Bev Lilly at
C21 Aztec. 629-3188.
4/2.5 2283sf, 13,500 lot,
Lg. lanai & shed $229,000
Sel-Fast RE List @ 3.5%
(941)-475-8282


4/2/2, beautiful pool, LR
1 beautiful home built in April w/fireplace, Ige. lanai, very
'04 with 4 bed/3 baths/2 cg secluded on 3 lots.
plus fireplace in great room. $410,000, (941)-235-0135
Jetted tub in huge master
suite, center island kitchen, 5 ACRES....PLUS
tile/carpet. Call Marge to see 2 Story 5,000 sf Custom
this 3000 sq. ft. Deep Creek Home & 3,000 sf Garage
home offered at $325,000.. $599,000. Some Damage.
Motivated seller. Bud Trayner ....ALSO AVAILABLE....
Realty (941)-766-7278 5 Vacant Acres: $299,000.
Suncoast Estates,Pt.Char
1 HANDICAP POOL HOME **CALL: 941-629-3436
3/2/2 built 2000 new
code, shutters, Haveril ABSOLUTE DREAM HOME!
area, close to Hospitals & 4/2.5/2 poolhome on .74 ac.
services. $269,000. Serene setting, awesome con-
941-276-3331 struction & architectural
RE/MAX PALM REALTY detail, over 3100 sq. ft. of Ivg,
Financing avail 629-3450 exceptional floor plan. None
like it- a MUST SEE!
1 LAKE VIEW pool home $379,900. Call Cliff &
like new no damage city Debra Mann Sun Realty
water/sewer, $259,000 941-625-5715
941-276-3331
RE/MAX PALM REALTY ATi MENTION
Financing Avail 629-3450 PORT CHARLOTTE &
PUNTA GORDA
1 Well Kept Home 3/2/2 + RESIDENTS!
Florida Room No storm Prestige Homes/Nobility
damage. $179,900 Homes, 37 years building
941-276-3331 manufactured homes in
RE/MAX PALM REALTY Ocala, FL, now has
Financing Avail 629-3450 representatives in your
area to assist in your
10- ACRE Estatew/pon new manufactured
3/3.5, gourmet kitchen, for home purchase.
mal dining, den, living room
w/fireplace, pool, 4 horse Charlie Cox
barn w/tack room avail. / (352) 598-7103
$649k (941)-764-8377 Ken Lowe
(352) 895-6173
1996 Large custom Ocala Office:
waterfront home in
desirable Section 15. (800)-313-6324
3/3/2 w/ high ceilings, BEAUTIFUL new home 3/2/2
plant shelves, den in master on dbl lot, open Sat. & Sun.
suite and much more. 12 5 or call for appt. 941-
$353,700. RA# 8419. 629-2000 or 380-0909


Move right into this
charming waterfront home
on Buffalo Waterway.
Lifetime roof, newer A/C,
Water Heater. Pride of
ownership in this house.
No repairs needed!
Priced at only
$147,000. RA# 8441

ERA Realty, Inc.
941-625-4193
ask for Ray Jeries or
Diane Johnson.
Cell #s 941-391-1301 or
941-626-3620
www.bestlistedhomes.com
Have listed and sold
numerous hurricane
damaged homes.
We also have lot listings
call for more info.


21969 FELTON, 3BR/1BA/
carport. Like new. Totally
remodeled, asking $139K.
Call for details 255-5947





23392 KIM AVENUE
Why build? This section 15
home has it all. Spacious,
custom 4BR/2BA, family
rm. w/ heated pool home
shows like a model.
$299,900.
925 Neptune St
3BR/2BA/1CG home totally
remodeled in & out 2004.
Located off Tropical & out
of flood zone. $139,900.
18098 Garvin Ave.
This great room home fea-
tures 2BR/1BA & ready for
occupancy. $129,900.
Call Ann Vituj at
629-8538 / 380-0855
Century 21 Aztec

3 BDRM Split, 2 Bath, wood
burning frpl, 1956 under air.,
2650 Total sf. $194,000.
2nd lot avail. 941-629-1841
3/1 1450SF, Remodeled.
Lanai, shed, $139,000 t
Sel-Fast List @ 3.5%
(941)-475-8282


BRAND NEW HOME 3/2/2,
under construction, corner lot.
Ready mid April. Buy now pick
your own colors. Near Peach-
land Publix. $264.995. Call
941-628-8183
Buy Foreclosure! Must sell.
Only $34,500! For listings call
1- 800-749-8124 Ext. B239
BY OWNER 3BR/2BA family
rm, big lanai, carport, new
paint in & out, all appl. fenced,
$137,000. (941)-629-4847
BY OWNER
2/2/1
Fully updated, new roof
newer AC, screened
lanai, great home,
great location.
$124,900.
(941)-457-6811
BY OWNER: 3/2/2, like new,
eat-in kitchen, family room, liv-
ing & dining rooms., Ig. lanai,
$250,500. 941-629-3998
BY OWNER 3/1, 1180 SF
Ranch home, 24' above
ground pool & deck,
$145,000. 941-743-4553
DEEP CREEK, 3/2.5/2 + loft,
2680 under air, 2 story new in
'05, kitchen island, tile,
Berber, lots of upgrades.
$339,900. (941)-276-6873
or 587-0330 No Realtors.
Deep Creek, 3/2/2. Approx.
1700 sf. Under air.Built in
2002. Shows like model.
$223900. 941-286-4183.
DEEP CREEK Beautiful 3/2
pool home on lake, 2 jacuzzi,
Steam, Bidet, 3800sqft total,
$399k By owner 429-1295
DEEP CREEK, New home
3/2.5/2. Appl. incl. Lots of
extras! $299,000. obo (941)-
627-1361 or 286-0444

DISASTER HOMES.
Top Dollar Cash
IMMEDIATELY!
No Bull!!
941-468-7614r,... ...- ,

For Sale By Owner. 2/2/2,
beautiful, NW Pt. Charlotte.
MUST SEE! $164,500
(941)426-8939


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1025 PT CHAR
FOR SALE

Great Investment on Canal
2/2/1. 1076 Hinton St. P.C.
941 473-2880. Open house,
Sat & Sun 10-4 $148,000.
Great Starter or Retirement
!ome. 3/2/CP, city water &
sewer, new roof, tile carpet &
paint. 21421 Kenyon Ave.,
.124,9i00. Lifestyle Realty &
.'gmt (941) 627-4613

GULF COVE, 2/2/2 in
fabulous boating
conmmiinity located near
the Myakka River.
Only minutes from golfing,
beaches & shopping.
You'll feel like you re living
in the country in this
private & secluded home.
$190,000.
Call Lori Ann Mertens
Prudential Village Realty
(941)-457-7072

HOME LOANS*
e FHA/VA Loans Available
e No/Bad Credit OK
Bankruptcy No Problem
Call Tim for your no
obligation Pre-Approval.
(941)-623-2525



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INVESTORS TAKE NOTE!

4/2 Saltwater canal bridge
to harbor. Some hurricane
damage. 1674 under A/C,
roof dried in. Good deal as
is at $259,525.

Waterfront Group at
ERA Randol Realty
Call Debbie Fitzpatrick,
941-268-6030 or
1-800-982-5469

JUST REDUCED
$15,000.00
SECTION 15 HOME
3/2/2, Pool, Spa,
1720 sq. ft. under air.
6 A Must See!
S Sale price $255,000.
S(941)-628-1599
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KINGSGATE, Gated communi-
ty, 55+, 3/2/2, lanai, patio,
some furniture, appliances,
$265,000. 941-235-1761
KINGSGATE, 3/2/2 "Bristol",
Hurricane Shutters. Many
amenities. Asking $229,900.
GIL-MOR Realty 206-3050
LOOKS "JUST BUILT"!
Immaculate!! 3 bdrm. split, 2
baths. Features new kit. &
appliances, new carpet and
tile floors, vaulted ceilings,
decorator colors, 2-car gar.,
huge corner lot, community
pool and more! Priced for
immediate sale. (Vacant)
$179,900. Waterman Group,
951-2000. #VG269852. ERA
Mount Vernon Realty Co. Inc.


MODEL HOME
FOR SALTWATER FRONT
Beautiful country style
home, wrap around
porch, 3/2.5/2, many
upgrades on waterfront
property. Pool package
w/ summer kitchen.
524 Comstock St.
941-764-1776


NEW SALTWATER FRONTi

ft. living. 3184 Christopher St.
$435,000. Contact David
Lowe at (941) 456-1457 or
Fred Goff at (941) 456-0249
or at Century 21 Aaward (941)
637-1120
NO M1IONEY DOWN
Financing
Perter.t Credit Not Req'd
,.r 941-473.1911 or
800.624-0801

O'Hara Area. 2/2/1, possible
3br, new roof, tile & wooc
floors. Owner financing avail
$149,900. (941)-628-4051

On two rots 3 bedroom,
3 bath pool home over
2128 sq ft., in Haverhill

Call Rosemary Mahoney
941 456 0965 ,
Professional Realty of
SW FL LLC


1025 PT CHAR
FOR SALE

POOL home, 3/2, fenced
yard, new cage, enc. Florida
room. $191,700. (941)-613-
3552
PORT CHARLOTTE resident
looking for a storm damaged
or fixer upper home, any con-
dition. Will pay cash. Will pay
higher than most investors.
Call (941)-875-0825
Riverwood Golf Course
New/Pool/Spa/Waterfall,
Many Upgrades! $499,900
Mike Smith 941-628-4162
RE/MAX PALM REALTY

SECTION 15, 1993 3/2/2,
move in cond., many extras! A
must see! $260k. Tom,
(941)- 661-0736
SECTION 15, lovely home
on a great street. Like new
cond., 3BR/2BA/2CG, 16"
Italian tile, tumbled marble
counter top, brandnew, neu-
tral paint-inside & out- and
carpet. Beautiful spa with
privacy fence. $238,900. By
owner. (941) 815-0559.
Spec. Home, 3/2/2, ready
to move-in by closing. Located
by Town Center Mall.
$195,000, (941)-505-2732
Storybook Homes
New models, Open House
2084 Rio de Janiero Blvd.
Spec homes available. Move
in now. 743-5900 or 639-
2266

THIS HOME HAS IT ALL
3/2/2 Pool home with
back-up generator,
custom touches
throughout in
Section 15 area of new
homes. Bring your bathing
suit and move right in.
Realistically priced at only
$315,000. RA# 8446
No hurricane damage, but,
owner is installing
new roof and skylites.
ERA Randol Realty, Inc.
(941)-625-4193
Ray Jeries
(941)-391-1301 Cell
Diane Johnson
(941)-3620 Cell


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BRITE 2004 2004 PAINT AND
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RIGHT IN TO THIS
JEWEL.YOU MUST SEE THIS
CHEF STYLE KITCHEN,
AWESOME MASTER SUITE,
LANAI FOR ENTERTAINING
$259,900
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1026 PUNTA GORDA
FOR SALE

3/2/1 oversized corner lot;
boat ramp block away; new
40yr roof, AC, kit, win+ more.
$164,900. 941- 661-7395
4/2 NEWLY remodeled home.
Tile throughout, new roof.
Quite area. $149,999. (941)-
623-3012
4/3/2, Praire Creek West, 5
acres, thanks to Hurricane
Charley this home has a whole
new face lift. $374,900. Call
Barnes & Phillips (941)-743-
4200
BURNT STORE Meadows -
Model Condition Custom 3
Br, 2 1/2 Ba, Pool Home
W/6 Car Garage on 2 Lots!
Water & Sewer! Loaded
W/Upgrades! $379,900.
Barb McHenry, Coldwell
Banker Morris Realty.
941-769-2016.
BURNT STORE Meadows -
Well Maintained 1994,
3/2/2, 2093 Sq. Ft. Living,
New Roof, A/C, Carpet &
Tile. Room for Pool!
$262,900
BEAUTIFUL 1994, 3/2/2,
1623 Sq. Ft. living, New
Roof, Shutters. Lots of
Upgrades. Room for a pool!
............. $224,900
Barb McHenry, Coldwell
Banker Morris Realty.
941-769-2016.
BURNT Store Meadows, new
3/2/3, split floor plan, many
upgrades, $275K. 7173 N.
Plum Tree. 505-8530.
Charming Home, Lots of
Land! 3/2/1 on 4.6 acres.
Move right in. Many upgrades.
Everything new including roof,
Berber, appliances, paint, etc.
$325,000. Quick possession
possible. 941-624-2542.


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1026 PUNTA GORDA
FOR SALE

COUNTRY LIVING
Spacious 3 bedroom,
2 bath modular home on
corner lot. Boat ramp
access optional.
Priced at $149,900.
RA# 8440
ERA Randol Realty, Inc.
Irma Wilcoxon
(941)-625-4193

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Subdivision Punta Gorda Isles
23, Retail $210,000 asking
$165,000. Cash Investors
Only. (954) 938-5155
Handyman's Special, 3/2/2,
Subdivision Punta Gorda Isles
23, Retail $210,000 asking
$165,000. Cash Investors
Only. (954) 9385155
NEW HOME!
Completed 7/04 PGI Water-
front with all upscale fea-
tures. SEVEN minutes from
harbor. $749,900. furnished.
812-579-5585
S. PUNTA GORDA.
Handyman Special!
$92,900.
Call Weichert Realtors
Southern Choice, Sharon
Bradley, 941-613-2300 or
941-626-8474.

1027 SOUTH VENICE
FOR SALE

2BR/1.5/1CG ONLY
$170,000. Living, Dining,
Family rms, ALL NEW:
water pump, hot water
heater, AC & duct work, paint-
inside & out, tile & carpet.
READY TO MOVE IN!
941-492-9789 or 2700611
3/2, garage conversion Beau-
tiful Pool, Many upgrades.
$189,900.
941-504-3707
3BR/2BA, Lg. Fam. rm, tile,
Fireplace, new roof, Corner lot
close to park & Intracoastal
$195,000. (941)493-6235


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1028 VENICE FOR SALE

3/2/2 LAKE OF THE WOODS
$410,000 2300+SF over-
sized pool, and separate hot
tub. 24 hr notice for appt.
Remax Palm Realty
941-650-5011
3BR/2BA/2CG, fireplace, new
kitch appl., open kitchen, city
water & sewer, 340 Redwood
$255,000 (941)716-2846
420 Beach Park, Venice
Island House, 3BR/2BA/2CG,
pool, VERY NICED!!A

$570,000 (941)-84-0131

































ST ANDREWS EAST Plantation
BEST PRICE IN TOWN ...
pGreat starter home, new win-
dows and paint. Home needs
some TLC. . but don't pass
this up as the price is right.
3BR/1BA, ceiling fans.
$38t920-01 $139,000
523 S. Tamiami Trail
Venice(718)-356- 484-0404
CHESTNUT CREEK! Desirable
split plan 2/2/2, featuring liv-
ing rm & family rm, beamed
cath. ceilings, wood cabinets
tile thruout, Irg screened lanai
('03) overlooking private back-
yard. $210k (9411-7264646
JACARANDA Pool Home
3/2/2 updated $279,000
Fireplace, sunken LR, Brkfst
bar, cath ceilings Rob Coseo
Prudential Palms Realty
941-735-0035
Pelican Pointe Lakeview,
2BR/2BA/2CG, den, Ig lanai,
many upgrades & built-ins.
Owner financing available.
$369,900 (941)-497-1970
ST. ANDREWS EAST Plantation
G&CC. BY OWNER New com-
pletion 5/05 2br patio home.
$389,000. inci membership
(914)-668-9750 days;
(718)-356-4852 eves.


PREFERRED LOCATION ISLE OF VENICE 7,400 sq. ft. professional
office building zoned O.P.I.; two units --- approximately 3,500 sq. ft. & 3,800
sq. ft. Ample parking on site; airport &
beach nearby. Located just north of
Circus Bridge on Bus 41. Entrance
to the proposed Airport Business
Park just blocks away!

Call Brad Jordan or
Dan Heschmeyer, -_ a
Exit Realty Gulf Coast C j :
(941) 485-5454


1028 VENICE FOR SALE

VENTCE GDNS By Owner,
2/2/2, all upgraded. French
drs, fenced yd, tiled wood
firs, city wtr & swr. $239,900
By appt. (941)-493-0594 or
(941Y809-7602

1029 SARASOTA
FOR SALE

Beautiful Rutenberg 3-4BR
on lake w/golf course
view, many upgrades
include granite & marble
throughout, 3 1/2 car
garage, heated pool, open
split plan. "A jewel in a
Tiffany Setting" $725,000
(941)-927-9838

1030 WATERFRONT
HOMES

1 Amazing Saltwater Home,
3/2/2, lanai, dock, boat lift,
tile, marble, hot tub
$354,840. 941-624-4801,
www.bluewatercruising.co.uk/
house.htm
2003 FRESH WATER
CANAL 3/2/2 Like new,
no storm damage,
$299,900. 941-276-3331
RE/MAX PALM REALTY
Financing Avail 629-3450
3 Waterfront homes from
$349k, bay lot $639k, 1
near tip lot $459k, all sea-
walled, no bridges, deep
water 570-943-2516
The best view on Lake Suzy, new
premium lakefront hm. 3/2/2
w/pool &dock, 11625 SW Dal-
las $374,900 (94194564675
3/2/2 Privacy fence,
sprinkler, all tile, davits,
seawall, Charity @
Gasparilla Properties
941-716-0685
4 Story Town Home 10 ft.
off the bay! 3/2.5 with
garage, ready to move
into. Charity Cain
941-716-0685
Gasparilla Properties
ALL WATERFRONT Homes
View all homes for sale
www.zip33952.com
or call me for the list
Mark Richter 391-0396
CENTURY 21 Aaward


We sell use or2,995
VENICE NORTH PORT
492-3033 429-6993
*Homes over $200,000
slightly higher
www.4venicehomes.com
BEAUTIFUL 2/2/2 saltwater
canal home, family room,
office, tile throughout, finished
garage w/heat & air. Large
lanai w/heated. pool.
MLS#437845. $359,900.
Don't be silly call Bev Lilly at
C21 Aztec. 629-3188.
BURNT STORE ISLES
FSBO, 3/2/2 updated, cus-
tom kitchen w/ granite, tile
floors on diagonal, great room
style, vaulted ceilings, pool,
heat pump & cage, dock, 10K
lift, quick access to harbor.
$595K. Call 941- 286-5618.
BURNT STORE MARINA
Need we say more? Beautiful
2/2, $259,000 furnished.
Call Macks Dillon, Sun Realty.
(941)457-9997
Cape Haze 3BR split plan,
30x15 pool, sailboat canal
1/2 acre w/boat lift,
2550sf, oversized gar.
workshop. $1,249,000
Jim McKinnie
941-468-7777
Gasparilla Properties
DUDLEY'S DEALS
5 waterfront fix- r- uppers
626-8067/ 877-216-1160
Dudley Kearney
GulfAccessHomesTeam
GULF ACCESS 268 McCabe
St. 3/2/2 new paint, tile &
heated pool, owner.
$349,000. (941)-764-1471.


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The following homes
are located in Harbour
Heights on sailboat
saltwater front water-
ways with direct access
to Peace River &
Gulf of Mexico.

3339 Peace River Dr
Great Potential!
4/3/2 pool home, 120 ft
on canal. Needs a lot of
TLC. Sold for under lot
value, $274,900 as is.
3503 DeSoto Dr.
Newly Remodeled
2BR/2BA
garage home w/ work-
shop, boat ramp & new
roof. $339,900.
3717 Peace River Dr
Awesome 3BR/2BA family
room home, oak cabinetry
& island open to fam. rm
with fireplace. Abundant
storage, pool & hot tub.
New roof & decor.
$479,900.
3417 Peace River Drive
3BR/2BA oversized 2 car
gar. Great room floor plan.
Built 2002. New roof, wood
floors, Shed/ workshop too!
Under priced at $359,900.
3146 Daytona Dr.
91' of rip rap seawall on tip
lot accents this 3/2/2 pool
home. new roof, oversized


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1030 WATERFRONT
HOMES

SALTWATER AWESOME
VIEW OF SPRING LAKE &
NATURE ISLAND
OUTSTANDING WIDE water
basin view 10 min to harbor
over 2500 sq, ft, 150 ft of
seawall 3/3/2 dock, pool,
huge living & dining room
family room with fireplace
new roof AC $465,000
SELL & SAVE
2% 4% 5% commissions
629-5590/888-775-0577
Alicia Riedel photo's @
www.gulfaccesshomes.com
Gulf Access Homes Team
So. Gulf Cove, new custom
home 4/2.5/2, 15416 Avery
Road. Avail. immed.,
$415,000, (239)-455-0023

This has it all a wide
view of wildlife sanctuary -
boat lift, dock, solar and
electric pool heater- you ge
a fabulous home with new
roof, carpet and paint!
$565,000 for 2300 sq ft
3be/2ba /2 car garage wit
summer kitchen. Sailboa
access! Call Rosemary
Mahoney 941456-0965
Professional Realty of


1040 CONDOS/VILLAS
FOR SALE


double shed & immaculate! 2/2 Newly tiled, 6 appliances,
$379,000. in Gulf Cove Pt. Pat Murphy,
3503 DeSoto Dr. Harborside Property Mgmt.
Newly Remodeled 941-759-0088
2BR/2BA
garage home w/ work- A bright & airy villa on lake
shop, 100' seawall incl Waterside Village
boat ramp & new roof. 305 Sunset Lake Blvd.
$339,900. 2/2/2cg + den $299,900.
(94114964119
WATERFRONT HOME
SITES AWESOME BURNT STORE
3525 Peace River Dr. MARINA FURNISHED,
Fabulous sailboat lot within TURNKEY POOL/SPA
500' to river, seawalled & GOLFING, MARINA. HARBOR
surveyed. Build to suit. BOCA MODEL DEEDED
Asking $259,000. 2 COVERED PARKING
MUST SELL. Make offer. $222,900S
190 Oma Dr. SELL & SAVE -
Nestled between 1-75 & 2% 4% 5% commissions
41, this centrally located 629-5590/888-775-0577
sailboat lot has quick Alicia Riedel photo's @
access. Asking $269,900. www.aulfaccesshomes.com
View Dr. Gulf Access Homes Team
120' sailboat, seawalled. Charlotte Square,-1 st. floor,
Build to suit, $339,000. 2/2/CP, pool, tennis, 55+,
27357 Neaptide Dr. $87,950. Call Bob Gray, 941-
Old Florida setting, 120' x 456-0053. Sun Realty.
155'. Value at $179,900.
Call Ann Vituj at AWESOME WATER VIEW
629-8538/ 380-0855 Colony Point 2BR/2BA top
Century 21 Aztec floor end condominium in PG
Isles. Elegant & totally updat-
ed with custom cabinets,
I BUY HOMES granite, crown moldings, hard
Pay top n ric Dock availability. Move in
any condition
941 2866286 cond. 510K. (941)-637-8098
EMERALD POINTE Town-
LOOKING FOR A GREAT house, end unit, 2300 sq. ft.,
WATERFRONT DEAL! Get on canal, furnished, move in
pit on our list to be condition. Lots of upgrades.
called first. Call Charity By owner $349,000. Appt.
Cain/Gasparilla Properties only, call 575-7582 after 5pm
MLS office 941-716-0685 or email:
New luxury condo, profession- EPtownhouse@aol.com
ally decorated, directly on EngI Forest Park condo,
Lemon Bay, 1,821 sq. ft. FOR SALE BY OWNER
3/2/2 + 9'x23' balcony, boat 4260 Placida Rd., end
dock $734,900 by owner. 941- unit, 2BR/2BA split plan,
474-3200 or 941-662-6234 garage on 1st fir, All
PORT CHARLOTTE resident anem, pool, tennis, etc.
looking for a storm damaged furn, move in cond,
or fixer upper home, any con- $249,900. Appointment
edition. Will pay cash. Will pay only. Call 941-697-3463
higher than most investors. after 5 pm or on wkends.
Call (941)-875-0825 ENGLEWOOD, 55+ Sanctuary
on golf course, 4br/2.5ba ltd
Punta Gorda Isles, 3/2/2, tennis ct, htd pool, clubhouse,
Sailboat access, quick out nature trail. Seldom available.
to Harbor, light, cheery & $269,000 (941)-698-0117
bright. Updated. $485,000. FULLY furnished condo across
/MCall Jef Carlo, from Cultural Center & Library,
RE/MAX Harbor Realty, Inc. newly remodeled, tile, appli-
(941) 833-4207
ances, carpeted bedroom.
enclosed FL rm., tennis, heat-
Punta Gorda Lake Front 3/1, ed pools, many amenities.
1250sf, dock, $239,000 Smoke free corner unit. MLS
Sel-fast RE list at @ 3.5% #447121. $79,900. Don't
(941)-475-8282 be silly call Bev Lilly at C21
Aztec. 629-3188.
IS. GULF COVE. 3 '2.5 '2
Custom Built in 2002.
Cul. a 1Bu l t l 2002. Gulf Front Complex! 2 bed,
,luc .'. a'-,: l i. 3t l Condo. Fantastic views,
qu i'. ,- Gu'r Imm ed. Occupancy. Manaso-
4- l al ta Key! 9414734050
Th,'m rscrn t .:entui -'
Ah I Irrr 1 i 'i,. Surfside Realty, Inc.

Sailboat waterfront home 6 Need Cash?
lots from harbor 3/2/cp, Have A
Remodeled, $599,000
Re/Max Palm Realty Garage Sale
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FOR SALE


"FLORIDA WANTS
YOU"
We Do All of Venice
+ area.
105 PluS
Condos Available!!

269 Plus
Homes Available!!
1/1.5 bath-walk to shop-
ping ......... $125,000
2 bed deluxe 2 bath cor-
ner apt. w/family rm built
just a few years ago. Like
a model Plantation GCC
$234,900
2/2 bath Golf course
course condo unit in popu-
lar Bird Bay Village furn.
for a low price of $224,900
2/2 Lakeside corner, totally
brought up to date brand
new appliances $229,000
2/2 with elevator very
clean, bright, cheerful
for only ...... $152,900
"Anywhere in Venice area"
Ask us about our bonus to
you for listing with us.
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And any others Available in
Your Price Range
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680 Venice By-Pass N.
Sales Depart.
(941) 485-4804
1-800-464-8497
Rental Department
Annuals & Seasonals
(941) 484-6777
www.birdbayrealty.com

HERITAGE OAK Built 2004,
3/2 end unit, cov. park, kit.
appl. all upgraded, lakefront
view, $210k. 941-627-6297
Heritage Oak Park Villa A.
2bd/2ba/2 car garage w/
den. Upgrades. Well kept
$228,900. 941-629-5432.
Heritage Oak Park. Almost
New 3 BR, 2 BA, 3rd. Floor
End Unit w/Elevator, Car-
port! Fantastic View of
Lake! Lots of Upgrades!
Clubhouse, Pool! Close to
Shopping! $225,900.
Barb McHenry, Coldwell
Banker Morris Realty
941-769-2016.
Heritage Oak Lakefront
Condo: Beautiful Lakeview.
3/2, 2nd fl, end unit, open
plan, priv entrance, valted
ceilings, many upgrades,
partly furn, $241,900, call
941-626-7102 or 626-7925

Heritage Oaks- 3 bed
2bath carport- 3rd floor
elevator- 1254 sq ft-
Hurricane assessment
paid- monthly fee $110.
$205,000.
Call Rosemary Mahoney
941-456-0965 ,
Professional Realty of
Q SWFL LLC

Highly Sought After Lake Suzy
Villa, 3/2. Open Airy, Beauti-
fully decorated & maintained.
$250,900 Susan Anderson,
Coldwell Banker Sunstar Real-
ty, 941-255-7283.
LAKE SUZY/NORTHSHORE:
Clean and bright and open
3/2/1 second floor condo
overlooking lake. 1360 sq. ft.
living space, built in 1998.
pergo, carpet and tile.
$179,900. Contact Sarah
Newfield at Coldwell Banker
Sunstar 941-276-8490.
Loveland Courtyards, 2/2
Villa, #804, fenced lanai,
$139,900. GIL-MOR Realty,
Inc. (941)-206-3050
Man Key 2BR,2 Direct Bay
view Tamarind condo.
Remodeled and furnished.
520-797-3976.
NOKOMIS/OSPREY 2BR/2BA,
2 LANAIS, CARPORT,
COMM. POOL. $149,500.
FOR APPT. (941)-966-2507


1040 CONDOS/VILLAS
FOR SALE

Palmer Club at Prestancia,
3731 Sarasota Sq Blvd.,
1BR/1BA, 55+ comm., many
amentities. $149,000
(941)-650-3335
PC 2/2 Condo 1st fir, conve-
nient area, pets ok, pool, ten-
nis court. Serious inquires
only! $129,900.
941-276-2631
PG, Luxurious waterfront
Condo/Townhse. Building with-
stood both storms unscathed.
Deeded dockage, Gulf
access, waterview. All top of
the line. By Owner, $340,000,
(561)-832-0523 or (561) 312-
1580
PGI CONDO
5 minutes to harbor by boat
2/2/cp, 2nd floor, $349,000
Re/Max Palm Realty
Nancy Rector 888-391-2606
PROMENADES EAST
CONDOMINIUM
1/1 & 2/2 Units
Jerry L. Kegel,
Lic. R.E. Broker
941-766-9339
Pt. Charlotte New Links
Edge, 2-3BR/2BA, Upgrades
$195,000 (941)-484-8284 or
(941)266-5359.
PGI WATERFRONT, Ground
Floor Condo, 3/2/1 + media
room. Many upgrades. Sell w/
or w/out furniture. $345.000.
With furn. (941)-637-3808
Punta Gorda Isles new
construction condo,
3BR/2BA/1CG with
deeded sailboat dock,
$382,000.
Brian Helgemo
Five Star RIty 380-3727
PUNTA GORDA Large 2
bedroom luxury condo,
new Murphy bed. boat lift,
accommodates boat & jet
ski. Harbor view. 1 minute
to Charlotte Harbor, walk
to Fisherman's Village.
ready to carpet and paint
to buyers specs. Must see.
5449,000. Call 941-637-
1413 for appt.
Riverwood Country Club,
3/2/2 Condo, community
pool -+ clubhouse pool &
amenities. $309,900 (561)-
718-7055

ROTONDA 2br/2ba/lcg
on beautiful lake
1 yr old, all appliances,
ceramic floors, lanai,
storage & more.
$225,000/firm.
(941)-697-7869

VENETIAN ARMS
City Of Venice 2BR/1BA,
renovated, GORGEOUS!
$129,900 (941)-488-9203
VENETIAN FALLS VILLA Cen
ter Rd, Venice, New 2br/ba +
den, Prime location,
$279,500. 941-488-1399
VENICE 2BR/2BA, 1st fir, cor
ner unit, Like new, Turnkey
furn, Pool & clubhse.
$217,900. (414)-588-1111
VENICE ISLAND,2ND FLR,
2/2 Condo,MANY UPDATES
near beaches. $159,900
By Owner (941)484-6202
Very clean Villa, many
upgrades. 2/2/2, den, great
rm., com. pool. Debi
Valencia, Kings Realty
$237,000 (941)-815-8869

1070 DUPLEXES
FOR SALE

4-4 Partial BAY View!
2963' on 20500' lot
Upgrades $399,000 Joe 8
Sondra Isgrig RE/MAX
Bayside 941-400-1447 or
475-1311
ENGLEWOOD, exc cond, 5
min from beach, 2/2/1 eacl
unit, new air/roof/hot wate
htrs. $250,000 (941)473-223t
NOKOMIS, Spacious 2Br/2Ba
each, side. covered parking.
Heated pool, conv. to all.
Anthony Cerrato 485-2266
Gulfcoast Properties Of Distinctior
TRIPLEX, 2/1, 1/1, efficiency
exc. cond. Next to Warm Min
eral Springs. $250K. 941
623-0084 (D) 359-0241 (E).


1080 APARTMENTS
FOR SALE

CLOSE TO Cultural Center, 1
bedroom Apartment, C/H/A,
new roof, floor tile, carpet &
paint. Low maintenance stove
and fridge included. $58,950.
Call 941-235-0255.

1090 MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE

"Maintenance free"
Adult Resort community
New and used homes avail.
Close to Everything!!!
Bay Lakes
Nokomis, FL
Call (941)485-2555
"VACANT & AFFORDABLE"
Gorgeous 2/2
In active Adult Community
Bay Lakes
Nokomis, FL
(941)485-2555
10x30 Mobile w/add on room
fully furnished most be moved
$10,000 OBO 863-494-0453
leave message
1BR/1BA totally renovated
2004, turn key, 55+ park.
Upscale waterfront communi-
ty in Placida. $239 lot rent.
$21,500. (941-575-6358
2005, 3/2 24' x 44' Wind
Zone 3. Ready for delivery.
Regular set $49,900. or
FEMA Flood Set $54,900.
Turn-Key. (813)-641-8798
2br/2ba, Venice Ranch MHP
55+, 12x56 fully furnished,
washer & dryer, carport, stor-
age shed, $15,000
941-485-7605 or 830-0337
56 FT Mobile Home in Adult
Park Peace River, Everthing
Goes, New Carport, NO Pets.
$21,500 941-743-7304






2/2 Home in Bay Indies
Thurs. Feb. 10th, 11am
981 Kenoma Av. E.
Call For Details
1-941-497-7997
Neal Van De Ree
Auctioneers/Realtor
www.vanderee.com

BAY INDES -
VENICE, FL
Several Pre-owned 2/2
models available. Priced
from $15,000-$79,000
in Adult Amenity filled
Resort Community
Call (941)485-5444
n-
BAY INDES -
VENICE, FL
S The Ultimate
Resort Community
929 Eleuthera 24x40, 2/2;
carport, lanai, all new inside,
partially furn $27,000

870 Exuma 24x48, 2/2,
carport, lanai, partially furn.
pet area $24,900

917 Ybor 24x48, 2/2, car-
port, lanai, screen rm, many
updates! $39,000

982 Ybor 24x36 2/1,
carport, lanai, $15,000

1250 N. Indes 24x44, fur-
nished, 2/2 on Curry Creek,
carport, updated $69,500
BAY INDES -
VENICE, FL
Call (941)485-5444
h BAY INDIES- 2BR/2BA
r Furnished/unfurnished
8 $17k-$35k. 3 to choose from.
Pat Rubin 941-650-3591
Below Market! Pine Lakes
CC, 55+, Prime Lakefront,
cute, furnished, 2BR, 2BA,
n Gar, $48K, (239)-567-0617
, BUTTONWOOD, Punta Gorda,
i- 2/2 fully furn. on water, needs
- some repairs. BARGAIN
$25,000. (941)-639-3002


ERA Preferred Properties

of Venice, Inc. Realtor


One, two & three month seasonal rentals
still available, single family homes, luxury
Gulf front condos, villas in golfing
communities:
Plantation, Venetian and Pelican Pointe.





$550/mo 404 Armada Street South efficiency, Island of Venice.
$645/mo 408 Armada Street South 2 units- 1BR/1BA, Island of Venice,
$895/mo 595 Morningside Road 2BR/2BA/2CG mid-Feb thru Oct.
$945/mo 1211 Hudson Road 2BR/2BA/2CG, pending.
$900/mo Mission Lakes 2BR/2BA 2nd floor condo including water/sewer/cable.
$1100/mo 3707 Champagne Ave.- North Port .3BR/2BA/1CG, pool. $75 pool fee.
$1100/mo 705 Ravinia Circle. 2BR/2BA/1CG Condo, 2nd floor.,
$1300/mo 509 Dona Dr., Waterfront Home Nokomis 2BR/Den/2BA.
$1350/mo 388 Flamingo Dr., Island 2BR/2BA pool home. Golden Beach area.
$1500/mo 3650 Sterling, South Venice, Newly furnished 3/2/2 + pool, available April.
$1700/mo 633 Alhambra, 11th Floor Penthouse -2/2 Gulf-front, furnished or unfurnished.



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1090 MOBILE HOMES 1110 OUT OF
FOR SALE AREA HOMES

DOUBLEWIDE IN Lemon Bay LABELLE, HENDRY COUN-
Isles, Engl. 2br/2ba/2cg, TY Waterfront home. Supe-
part. furn, Immediate occup. rior quality new CBS 3/BR
$163,900. (941-697-6064 2/BA home with canal access
to Caloosahatchee River. Tile,
GULF access! Canal front carpet, French doors & cathe-
home site in fast growing area dral ceilings. Home is built to
$125K. Utopia Comm. RIty. Dade County hurricane stan-
575-7111. dars with PGT (150 mph wind
Holiday Estates, 1356 Seag- factor) windows. Owner
ull, 2BR/2BA, furnished, on financing possible Will trade
canal w/access. $134,900 for hurricane damaged
(941)-460-1774 properties. $350,000 Call
Heritage Land Co. 888-675-
LAKE VILLAGE Nokomis, 6762.
55+, pet friendly & close to
beach & shopping, 1120 WANTED TO BUY
2-3BR/2BA, fireplace & FL
room, unfurn., 1,650 sf, near-
ly new, many upgrades. A 1-(941)-628-1599
MUST SEE! (941)412-1759 Stop Foreclosure
Stay In Your Home
LARGE SELECTION OF Save Your Credit
HOMES & LOTS OWNED dontpay7percent.com
OR RENTED LOTS
Venice Isles R.E. Sales
Lic. Real Estate Broker A House wanted
By-Pass 41. 485-7743
3/2 pref. Any cond. ok.
Lemon Bay Isles, across from 941-474-9080
Wal-Mart. Dbl wide, 2br/2ba
corner lot owned, furnished. ALL CASH for houses, con-
$148,900. (941)-4734931 dos, lots. Any condition. Fast
closings. 1-800-433-1556
Lowest prices on new manu- www.HouseTraders.net
factured homes from factory
ownacturedPrestige Home Center Exhausted trying to rebuild or
owned Prestige Home Center
in Tampa. 3BR, 2BA. Multi-sec-renovate your home? Call this
tion homes from $39,900 number for cash today (239)-
including Delivery, Set-up and 64-0227 or (239) 2420523
A/C. 1 (800)-232-1644
Mobile home on Saltwater Fast cash for your
canal. Placida, Senior park, house, will beat
2BR/2BTH, liv. rm., din. rm., au w ie
$57,900. Lot rent $286. mo. any offer!!
CENTURY 21 AAWARD 941- (941)815-8649
475-0004
New 2005 Clayton Mobil
Home 16x60 Furnished, BUY
2BR,2BA in 55+ Resident STORMDAAGED HOUSE
Owned Park at Forest River Vil- 1-800-SELL-NOW
lage. Great Area on Peace (1-800-735-5669)
River Asking $72,500obo. www.WeBuyFlorida.com
Call 419-566-4697.

New and Pre-
Owned Homes Looking for Distressed
Properties in Charlotte
Clubhouses, Pools, Fitness Area. Local Buyer.
Center. To many Amenity's Cash/Quick Closing. Call
to List! Close to everything! Bob at (941) 628-4463
The Ultimate Adult OUT OF TOWN BUYERS
Resort Community Pay Top Dollar For
Storm Damaged Homes
BAY INDES For info.(786)-586-1500
VENICE, FL PORT CHARLOTTE resident
(941)484 looking for a storm damaged
(941)485-5444 or fixer upper home, any con-
NEW MOBILE HOME NOW! edition. Will pay cash. Will pay
WHYEWAIT OmedaNOW higher than most investors.
WHY WAIT! Immediate to 6 Call (941)-875-0825
wks. delivery. Ask for Ron
1-800-769-0952. Qualified buyer seeks FSBO
home, PGI, Sailboat Canal,
NEWLY REMODELED fixer-upper ok, (508)-990-
in Lake Village 55+ MHP. 1563 or rolley96@msn.com
2 mi tn hoarh Fnr sale nr


Rent, lbr/lba, new a/c,
ceramic tile, many extras.
$13,500 w/owner financing
avail. (941)-223-0895
NOKOMIS PET FRIENDLY
55+ park single lbr/lba furn.
W/D; air, move-in cond.
$12,500. Call 1-815-751-3281
NOKOMIS, 2br/1.5ba, open &
airy dble wide. Exc location,
55+ near beach & shopping.
$28,000 (941)-485-6854
P.G. RIVERSIDE OAKS, Palm
Harbor, FSBO, 55+, 2/2, Ige
rms, end lanai. $77,900.
(941) 505-8365.
PALM HARBOR Factory Liqui-
dation Sale. All Models must
go. Call for free brochures &
quotes. 1-800-622-2832
Park unit w/sunroom & lot 41,
Beautiful Adult Aion Palms,
Bowling Green; FL. Just
reduced price to $43,000
come see or Call 863-375-
3889 or 205-902-3248
PG, park on river, turnkey,
12x56, 2/1, +12x20 Fla. rm.,
CHA, 12x14 laundry W/D,
$28k firm 863-494-5450
PUNTA GORDA Pelican Har-
bor. Waterfront, 55+ Park,
own property, 2005 (Code 3)
S/W mobile, 2/2, boat lift,
$140,000. (863) 885-1426.
PUNTA GORDA EAGLE POINT
double wide 2BR/2BA. Asking
. $68,000. (941) 637-1940.
SARASOTA, Camelot Lakes
55+ Park, 24' W x 48' L,
2/2/CP, living rm, dining rm,
full kitchen, lanai, W & D.
$24,500. (941)-926-9400

SINGLES & DOUBLES -
22 models in stock or
special orders in 3 weeks.
SSample- 2BR/1BA only
$26,900. Incl. Set-up,
A/C, skirting & steps.
First Class Homes.
(941) 639-9497

STANTON MOBILE HOMES
South Florida's largest Dealer.
Serving Florida Since 1981.
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Skirting, Complete Turn Key.

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North Hwy 17,
Punta Gorda, Fl 33982
941-505-0029

1100 INTERVAL
OWNERSHIP

Timeshare, Ocean Reef Yacht
Club in the Bahamas, 2
bedrm, full kitchen, livingrm.
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1210 HOMES FOR RENT

100% FHA Financing
For Displaced Hurricane
Disaster Victims In Florida,
Homeowners & Renters
Call Rudy 941-473-1911
or 800-624-0801
American Federated Funding Inc
Corr Mortgage Lender/Equa Housing
2 Bed Direct Gulf Front.
Englewood Avail now
Long or Short term.
Surfside Realty, Inc.
941-460-9606
2/1.5/1 house for rent; quiet
neighborhood in PC w/Ig
fenced yard & screened lanai,
wd, pets ok, 1st, last, securi-
ty $850/mo.
941-380-6572, 380-6885
2284 Palm Tree, PGI 2 Bed-
room, 2 Bath, 2 Car Garage,
Pool, minutes to Harbor.
$1,750/mo + Utilities. (941)-
916-2401 or 941-270-0408.
2BR/2BA on Altiar, no pets,
$1,050/mo. 1st & Last.
Call (941)-475-9897
2BR/2BA/1CG completely
renovated. All new elec. &
appl. AC, carpet, etc. $850
long term. (941)-815-0930
3/1.5, in Port Charlotte, W/D,
DW, ice maker. $1100. Call
941-833-0694
3/2, FORECLOSURE! Stop
renting and own for $21,900.
For listings call 1-800-749-
8124. ext R224.
3/2/1 unfurnished, Pt. Char-
lotte, on saltwater canal,
appliances, $1500/ mo.
(941)-625-6700
3/2/2, nearly new, 6 mos.-
lyr., unfurnished, just inside
North Port, nice family area,
water incl. No smoking, no
indoor pets. $1,200/mo,
(941) 255-3886


1210 HOMES FOR RENT

3/2/2 Rotonda Annual. Lanai,
freshwater canal. Avail.
Feb 1, 2005 460-9606
Surfside Realty, Inc.


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RENTALS
SEASONALS
North Port 3/2/2 fully
furn, quiet neighborhood,
$1800/mo + tax & dep

ANNUALS
North Port Brand New
3/2/2 In area of newer
homes, No pets.
$1200/mo + deposits

Pt. Charlotte 3/2/2 on
Salt water canal, fenced
bk yard, Freshly painted,
$1100/mo + dep.

Property Management
Division
941-743-4831
Toll Free
866-519-3500
Visit our website
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All Renters
Can you afford
$1000-$1500/month
Call James Jerome
941-228-0806


I;i: l 1', ; 1 a- l. wn a .........$825
VE 221 F. Rm rr rea................$85
OC 32/2 FM m, den, anai e,,......$1300
DC 3/22 larg, o001 wisev........ $1450
WE NEED MORE RENTAL UNITS
SHORT TERM FURNISHED UNITS AVAIL

Annual & Seasonal
RENTALS
M&M Property MGMT Inc.
CALL (941) 473-9616
or visit us at our website:
mmpropertymgmt.com

Arcadia 2BR,1BA, No pets No
smoking Completely redone
$650 mth Lease, tenate
check (941-586-7678
Arcadia Village by Owner
3B/2B, Lg. Kitchen, Dinnette,
Dbl Carport, Screen Lani
1950 sq ft (863)-491-4058
BARNES & PHILLIPS
REAL ESTATE, Inc.
743-4200
ANNUALS
2/1/CP, PC $750
2/2/1, PG on Water $900
3/2/1, North Port $1,100
3/2/2 North Port $1,200
3/3/2, PC on water, pool care
included $1,400

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Brand new 3BR/2BA/2CG,
screened lanai, all appliances,
N/S. $1,100/mo. 1/L/Clean-
ing deposit (941)379-4463
CAPE CORAL SE, direct
access, davits & dock, 2/2/1,
1st, last, sec. Credit check.
$995 mo. (716)-491-5462

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DEEP CREEK, 3/2/2 NEW
HOME. INCL: W/D. LAWN
MAINT. INCL NO PETS.
NO SMOKERS. $975/MO.
SEC. & 1 MO. RENT REQ'D
AVAIL. 2/1
(239)-822-4007
DEEP CREEK 3/2/2 pool
home, renovated, $1550/ mo
annual. 1st & last. 941- 875-
0790

MANASOTA KEY
PROPERTY
MANAGEMENT, INC.
474-9536

6725 MARION ST.
2BR/2BA Pool & Dock
$1400/mo + utilities &
deposits

1090 GULF BLVD.
2/2 $1100/mo incl. water
& electric.

163 L BOUNDARY BLVD
2br/2ba with garage
$1200/mo + util

We Need Rentals!!!

ENGLEWOOD 2/1/CP New
kitchen, tile, laundry room,
NS, No pets, Ann. $850/mo
lst,L,S, 941-474-3523
ENGLEWOOD, 2/b 2/b water-
front, dock annual $1,058 mo
473-5558
ENGLEWOOD Close to down-
town, nice neighborhood.
2/2/1 + den/office
$1100/mo. 1 yr. min. No
smoking/pets. 941-697-3066


1210 HOMES FOR RENT 1210 HOMES FOR RENT


Englewood new home,
2BR/1BA, small carport, laun-
dry rm, screened lanai, cent
H/A, lawncare incl. No smok-
ing inside. Pets on individual
basis. Ist/L/Sec $850/mo.
(941)475-2540
ENGLEWOOD:
3/2/2 pool on canal
3/2 w/barn on 6 acres Lg
3/2/2 screen lanai
Lg 2/2 FL rm furnished
RE/MAX Properties
941-548-0140 or 468-0667



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NOPT: Brand New, 3/2/2,
1622sf, AC. 1333 Japan,
$1195. 941-480-1266,
Backs up to Toledo Blade Ele-
mentary School.
NORTH PORT 3/2/2
4141 HAMWOOD ST.
1st, last, sec.
$1200/mo. 941-223-7801
NORTH PORT new construc-
tion, 3br/2ba w/den & 2cg,
pool, $1595/mo. incl pool
svc. Call Douglas Realty Prop-
erty Mgmt at 1-888-208-5129
NORTH PORT, Toledo Blade/1-
75. New 3/2/2, $1675. mo.
Lease purchase option avail-
able. Florida Gulf Coast
Group. 239425-3633
Old Englewood Village,
2BR/1BA, across from park,
nice neighborhood. Avail
immediately $750 + utilities
& security. No pets or chil-
dren. (941)474-7697


1210 HOMES FOR RENT 1210 HOMES FOR RENT


S.VENICE, 3/2/1, new Ig.
lanai, w/wet bar, tile/hrdwd
floors, landscape, fenced.
$1250/mo. 941-484-1919
SARASOTA 3BR/2BA/2CG
HOME w/htd pool, fireplace
in family rm in desirable
Sherwood Forest Immediate
occupancy. Call for details
Pelican Property Mgmt., Inc.
Lic. Broker (941)-232-8223
Seasonal or Annual
NP/PC/PG/Venice
Houses and Villas
(941)429-6223
SEMINOLE LAKES 3/2/2 on
golf course with beautiful view
Available 2/15. Annual only.
$1300 mo. (815)-355-1119

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Featuring: 149 Francis
Drive, Port Charlotte.
3-bed, 2-bath on the
water with pool and
dock. Gorgeous water
views. $1,070. Call
Lee Ann Levesque, 941-
613-3016.

Additional Properties:

3179 Tucson, North Port.
4/3/2 almost new ('03)
home in North Port.
Dishwasher, refrigerator,
washer and dryer. Eat-in
kitchen plus dining
room. Screened lanai.
Small pet OK. $1450.
Call Lorraine Matthews,
941-429-4626.

2424 Devore Street, North
Port. 3/2/2 brand new
with refrigerator, ceramic
top stove, dishwasher. Pet
negotiable. $1,200. Call
Lorraine Matthews 941-
429-4626.

13408 Golf Pointe, Port
Charlotte. Gorgeous new
home at Riverwood: 3-bed,
2-bath, 2-car garage.
$1,500 Call Cindy
Struthers 941-613-
3012.

4662 Fallon Circle, Port
Charlotte 3/2/2. Perfect
condition single family
home with dock on saltwa-
ter canal. Heated pool.
Rent includes pool and
lawn care. Pet negotiable
$1,500. Call Cindy
Struthers, 941-613-
3012.

18893 Hottelet, Port Char-
lotte. 2/2/2 saltwater
home w/86 ft. seawall and
dock. Split floor plan.
Great view. $1,200. Call
Lee Ann Levesque, 941-
613-3016.

14522 Keystone Blvd.,
So. Gulf Cove. 2-bed, 2-
bath, one car garage.
Canal waterfront with boat
dock. $995 Call Lee Ann
Levesque 941-613-
3016.

1931 W. Marion. Punta
Gorda Isles. 3-bed, 2-bath,
1-car garage. Perfect con-
dition, heated pool, dock.
Light neutral colors.
$1,300 Call Jan Lodyga,
941-833-1658.


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*********** 941-624-0500 Pt. Charlotte & Punta Gorda
PORT CHARLOTTE 2/2, $900/mo. 2/1/for over 15 years. For a list of
PORT CHARLO'TrE P.C.- 2/2, 5900/mo. 2/1/G Annual &,Seasonal Rentals
2/2/1.......................$900 WF or 3/2, $999. 3/2/G, all (941) 764-7777, (800)
3/2/2...................$1100 $1,100. $1,200/Dep. ann. 283-0431 or visit us at:
2/2/2 pool..............$1200 lease only. (941)240-1749 wwwShaymanmanagement.com
3/2/2 pool ..............$1300
DEEP CREEK P.C. 3BR/2BA SALTWATER So. Gulf Cove Immaculate
2/2 Condo................$800 Canal home newly remodeled e
3/2/2 pool..............$1500 covered boatdock. 1 st//sec fully urn. short term, water-
PGI $1400/mo. 941-504-5468 front, 4/2/2, dock/davits,
PG $51,800/mo, (561)-722-0802
2/2 Lux. Condo, avail, in P.C. Harbor View, 3/2, pool.
March.....................$1300 Available now. Nice area. Sorrento Shores- 3BR/3BA/
2/2/2 furn..............$1800 $1650. mo. 1st, Last, & Sec. 2CG, den, huge lania on deep
NORTH PORT (941)-575-6482 water canal, pool & lawncare
2/2/2..................... $950 incl. $1995/mo.
3/2/2 ...................1150 Pc 2/2/1 Oakhollow, no pets/ South Sarasota- 3BR/2BA,
smoking. $875/mo. 1st, last, den, 2CG, fenced yard.
.I $500 deposit. Lorna White $1195/mo
603-387-2076 Sorrento East- 3BR/2BA/2
GARDENS OF GULF COVE PC, 3/2, furnished, No smok- pool beautiful private setting
3/2/2 tile, comm pool &ten- ing, no pets. Short term ok. C. on South creek. $1695/mo.
nis. $1200/mo + dep. Konstans Realtor, (239)-850- Casey RealtyCorp. 941-922-3391
Harborside Property 1330 sarasotaspropertvmanaeer.com
Management 941-697- PELICAN POINTE GOLF & SEEING IS BELIEVING!
7077 Lic RE Broker C.C. beautiful, brand new, New 3/2/2 homes
Gdns of Gulf Cove, lovely 4br/3ba/3cg, pool on large lake, Corian counters, ceramic
remodeled 2br/2ba/lcg, $2,000/mo. (941)4088964 floors, Hurricane shutters,
Ispa, comm pool, Ist/L/ Sec. PG canal front home 2BR/ all appl. And more! Ask
$850/mo. (941)-716-5318 2BA, garage, large FL room. about Our "Spec" homes.
GULF COVE, 2/2/1, family rm, CHA, tile throughout. $1200 North Port's
no pets. 1st/last/sec. monthly. 941-639-2823. Most Reputable Builder!
$1000/mo UNFURN. (941) PGI WATERFRONT, Attractive 941-423-7161
697-9532 or (941)-698-0628 1900 sf. 3/2/2 w/poo & www.mvwalkerhoe.com
dock. $1400. mo. Kids& Ven Gardens 2/2/2, lanai,
CASH IN small pets ok. Call Angus at newly remodeled on cul-de-
CASH 1-800-2074174 to inquire, sac, $1,250/mo. 1st &Sec.
A FLASH PGI: 3/2/1, SWF, $1300 mo. Purchase opt avl. 941-266-5111
FOR YOUR HOME 1st., last &'security, includes Venetian Homes Brand new
OR LAND, ANY lawn care. No pets, no smok 3/2/2, over 55, main. free,
CONDITION, ing. Available 2/1/05. Please Annual $1,400/mo. Ist/L/
CLOSING IN 946262293 Security (941)308-3783
PGI- 3/2/2 Fully furn.-heated
24HRS.MEETOR 3/2 y Venice 3BR/1BA det.
24HRS. MEET OR & caged pool home on canal- Venice- 3BR/1BA dt.
BEAT ANY apprx. 1 mi. from Fishermans garage w/bath, newly remod-
apprx. 1 mi. from Fishermans rea s e1
OFFER!!! Village. Living, family, dining ed ready 2/1. Possible 1-2
(866)420-8804 and brkfst area-indoor laundry. h 941o412 0021
Roof dried in (cmpl. 2/05),
MURDOCK AREA, 3/2/2 new carpet. N/S, N/P. $1900. VENICE 4BR/2BA 2100+SF
very clean, nice area, no w/lyr lease. Sec. Dep. and Comm. Ctr w/ pool/tennis
smoking, no pets. $1300/ 1st mo. rent. Avail 2/1/05. $2,200/mth 1 mth security +
mc r-.lii '' 941-505-2261 st. Call 941-266-9522
N Port Beautiful BRAND NEW PORT CHARLOTTE, VENICE, Chestnut Creek
3/2/2, over 1800 SF. tile, Unfurnished 3/2/2 home. Patio Home, 2/2/2, large
wooded lot. $1295/mo. Randol Realty, Inc. florida room, great comm.
Annual Lease 941-457-0727 (941)-625-4193 or amenities, pool, tennis, activi-
N PORT Gorgeous new 3/2/2, (941)-661-0977 ties avail. Util. Incl. $1650/mo.
Ig. lanai. All appl's, blinds & Pool + 3 Bed Rotonda on the 941-364-9505 ext. 2200
lawn svc. incl. $1250/mo No Golf Course! Great.House! 800-237-9505 ext. 2200
smoking. 941-429-1952 Immediate Occupancy! ResortQuest Real Estate
N. Port 3/2/2, 1,440 sf, $1600/mo 941-460-9606 VENICE- 2/2/2CG, gated golf
screened lanai, unfurn., new Surfside Realty, Inc comm, scr. lanai, lawn maint.
carpet & paint, Annual, PORT CHARLOTTE, 2/2/1, Club/pool. No pets/smkr. 6 mo
$1,250/mo. (941)-358-7585 on Fresh Water Canal, annu- min $1600/mo. 941-741-2502
N. Port LG. 3 or al $900/mo., 1st., last + dep. VENICE- 4/4/3CG, gated
4BR/2BR/ Ig. carport, No pets. 941-6244773 golf comm, pool/spa, lawn
cathedral ceilings, newly PORT CHARLOTTE, 2BR/1BA, maint. Clubhse. No
remodeled, nice area. lanai, CHA. Near hospital. pets/smkr. 3 mo min
$1,100/mo. Nice area, no damage. $900 $3650/mo. 941-741-2502
(941)426-7625 mo. Call 609-709-8538 VENICE Central location. 3/2/1
VENICE- Central location. 3/2/1
N. PORT Heron Creek G&CC PORT CHARLOTTE sailboat/ lanai, fenced, new paint. Sm
New 3/2/2 enjoy the maint pool home off Manchester pet OK. Annual. $1025/mo
free-care free lifestyle. Wtrwy. 2/2/1 (pos. 3br), 1st, L, Sec. 941-716-3085"
$1800/mo annual. Gerald dock, new cond., Pets OK.
Steineman Licensed Real $1600/mo. (561)-445-2023 Villa, Rotonda West Blvd.
Estate Broker 941-493-7447 2/2, New $985/mo. + dep.
NO PORT 3/2/1 nice areaPT CHAR 2BR/1BA c/h/a Associated Realty Brokers
NO PORT- 3/2/1, nice area, Available February 1st (941)-627-0028
Irg. fenced back yard. pets ok 725/mo(941)-627-0028
$865/mo 1st, last sec 7541 Pelican Property Mgmt., Inc.
Hanchey St. (941)-586-5418 Lic. Broker (941)-232-8223 Summer is a great
NO PORT- 4411 Botwick ti
t.New 3BR/2BA/2CG, PT CHAR 2BR/2BA c/h/a timetoadopt a
1703 SF, ON PRESERVE. $750/mo. furry friend or two
$1,250/mo + sec. Pelican Property Mgmt., Inc.
(941)-780-4937 Lic. Broker (941)-232-8223 and house-train
NO PORT- Brand new home PT CHAR 3BR/1BA/1CG before school
3/2/2, appl. & blinds incl. completely renovated with starts
1866 Boca Chica Av. air conditioned family rms
Open Sun. 1/23, noon-5. $825/mo.
$1250/mo. (941-429-2846 Pelican Property Mgmt., Inc. Check the
Lic. Broker (941)-232-8223
No. Port, brand new, ready to declassified!
move in on Feb. 1st. 3/2/2, ** RENTALS **
close to US 41 & major To advertise in Sun
stores. 1st & sec. 7 mos. or neis
1 yr lease. Starting $1,300 Brand New, BEAUTIFUL newspapers
including lawn care. 941429- 2 bedroom, 2 bath call 207-1200
0574 or 941-544-3377 i condo in Deep Creek on enice&
the second floor. North Port)
NOKOMIS Irg completely Saxony Drive or
renovated 3BR/2BA $S1400/month 475-2200
2 car detached air cond. -l \(Englewood)
garage. Available Feb. 1st ALL FLORIDA REALTY
$1600/mo. For Private showing SERVICES, INC.
Pelican Property Mgmt., Inc. 941-629-1121
Lic. Broker (941)-232-8223
NOKOMIS/OSPREY, S. VEN. 2BR/2BA/1Cg +
2BR/2BA, 2CG, encl. lanai, great area. 1st,
Sorrento East, immaculate, last, sec. 724 Brandeton Rd.
$975. 941-918-0010 $925/mo. 941-923-5700



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1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

DEEP CREEK, 2/2 condo, 6
months min. $1050/month.
Furn. / non. Available
2/5/05. Call (941)-815-0544
DEEP CREEK new on golf
course, 2/2+ den, $1,100,
1st, last & sec. (941)-637-
1500
El Jobean Waterfront,
2br/2ba, lanai, pool, furn.
N/S, will consider pet. Month-
ly $2750 (9411475-5311
EngI -Waterfront, 2BR furn,
pool, boat dock, Avail now.
Walk to shop Seas/Ann. Pet
OK $1495. (941)-475-7751
It's ready for you Now!
ROTONDA River House,
2/2 2nd fir, Turnkey, furn.,
very clean, Ig. rms & lanai, 2
pools, sauna, tennis, club-
house near gulf & golf, No
pets/smoking. Seas or Ann.
(941-474-4999
P.C. Off Kings Highway, 2/2,
laundry. 1st & 2nd floor units.
Furn./Unfurn. 1st, Last +
$600. dep. NP 941-624-5967
PGI 2/2 w/ garage, gorgeous
waterfront $950. 2BR duplex
in PG $675. Realty Manage-
ment (941)-625-3131
PGI, new luxury 2/2 canal
front condo, covered parking,
screened lanai, 30' dock for
all or power. Avail 2/1 for long
term lease. No smoking, no
pets. 1 month security
$2,400/mo. (941)-639-4569
PGI Waterfront Villa, 2/2,
washer/dryer, garage, 2
lanais, dock, pool, annual
$1,200/mo., No smoking.
1st., last + dep. (941)-505-
2608 or (941) 661-3654
PUNTA GORDA ISLES:
New Luxury 2/2 WATER-
FRONT Deep water dock
direct access to Charlotte
Bay.$2,000.00 Annual
561-747-6618
VENICE ISLAND- 2/1 totally
Upgraded, Walk to beach &
shops. $1000/mo. incl maint
fees & cable. (941)-223-0595
VENICE, PLANTATION G&CC
3/2 condo, comm. pool, unfur-
nished. $1650/mo
941-364-9505 ext. 2200
800-237-9505 ext. 2200
ResortQuest Real Estate


1300 DUPLEXES
FOR RENT

2/1 DUPLEXE, $775. mo
$2,325. moves you in, no
pets. Available now.626-6390
Purchase price $175,000.
2/2/1 like new, lawn care incl.
$825. 9216 B. Anita Ave. E.
Englewood. ALMAR RENTALS
& MGMT. (941) 2074007
ENGL- VERY Nice 2/1 with lanai,
lighted walkway & grounds, W/D
hook-up. No dogs. 1st, last sec.
$650/mo. 9414600543
ENGLEWOOD- 2br/lba, newly
remodeled, pool, boat dock,
minutes from gulf-no bridges.
(941)473-7867 or 356-3203
LEHIGH ACRES,
brand new,
(239)-253-2884
PC, 1/1, furnished, No smok-
ing, no pets. Short term okay.
C. Konstans Realtor, (239)-
850-1330
VENICE 2br/lba, clean
duplex, pool, laundry, + xtras,
on golf course. NICE! Vari-
able leases. (941)-927-0365

1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT

1 BEDROOM APART'S
AVAIL CHARLOTTE HAR-
BOR AREA. $680/MO
INCLUDES WATER &
CABLE. 941-475-2178
CHARLOTTE HARBOR effic.
apt., completely turn., all new,
util. incl. full kit. & bath, no
pets or smoking. 1 yr lease.,
1st., 'last & damage, $600/
mo. eves. 941-764-3969
DEEP CREEK, Remodeled 2/2
w/ appliances. Nice yard.


Great schools. Pets ok,
$900. mo. (239)-898-7269
BSI-Waterfront Condo ground 900 239-898-7269
fl, 2004, 3/2/1,media rm,
granite countertops, ceramic DOWNTOWN VENICE, lbr
& Berber, dock with 10K lift, Unfurn. Newly decorated,
$475,000. (941) 639-6446. wood firs. Walk beach, no
pets. $550/mo. (941)484-6022
DEEP CREEK 2/2, all appl,
cath ceil. ceramic tile, Englewood, Beautiful water-
screened lanai $895/mo, front efficiencies apt. W/D,
annual 1st last & sec 941- D/W, CHA, Utilities Feb-April
661-4539 or 941-743-0386. $1000 mth (941-586-7678


1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT

HERON COVE APTS
OF ENGLEWOOD (off Dear-
born) SPACIOUS 2BR WITH
DEN OR 3BR, HTD. POOL,
GAZEBO, TENNIS COURT,
CLOSE TO BEACH & WALKING
DISTANCE TO PUBLIC & WAL-
GREENS SM. PETS & FAMILIES
ARE WELCOME. 941-473-
0450 AVAILABLE NOW.!!
ROTONDA WATERVIEW, 2
BR./2 BA. 2 STORY, 290
Boundary, Unit D, Credit/Annu-
al $750/mo. (941) 778-1319
ISLAND OF VENICE-
1 BEDROOM. Clean & Neat
Walk to Beaches. Close to
downtown. 1-800-746-4030
VENICE ISLAND newly remod-
eled lbr + den, 432 S. Arma-
da, 1st floor. $675/mo water
& sewer incl. No pets. Annual.
1st, last, & sec. 485-9588
VENICE ISLAND, SMALL APT.
Furnished. Cute, clean, walk
to beach & shops. NS/NP.
1st, last, sec. 9414844520

1340 MOBILE HOMES
FOR RENT

3/2 On Canal, Port Charlotte,
1st, last & security. No pets,
ask for dawn. 941-423-2740
So. PG, Travel Trailer, 8 X 30,
all utilities included, on private
land, $125/wk + security, No
Pets. (941)-637-6710

1350 EFFICIENCIES
FOR RENT

NOKOMIS Area, Lg 1 room,
frig, A/C & electric included.
$150/wk. $200 deposit, small
pets OK (941)-488-5729

STUDIO RENTALS
Island of Venice $750/Mo.
3 mo min. 1st, last, sec.
incl. elec, water, cable,
40+ comm. Snowbirds
welcome. 941-484-2632

VEN. EAST-Avail Feb & March
$1000/mo. or 6 mth min. $600/mo
Effic. w/Kitchen, full bath &
access to W/D. 941492-5919

1360 ROOMS
FOR RENT


CORNER OF River Rd. & 41,
Venice. $125/wk pays all,
full house priv. Immediate
occupancy. (941)467-0272
East Englewood private enter-
ance & bath, $110/wk
Call after 1pm 474-8939
ENGL- 1 single rm furn, prvt
ent, satellite, a/c, $125/wk
incl. all util. (941)-787-0294,or
(941)914-0552 or 662-0094
N. Port- Close to 1-75, Master
Suite, private bath, kitchen,
laundry, satellite
$120/wk./security 284-5456
No. Pt.. Private room & bath,
kitchen priv., phone, satellite
A/C, $150/wk 1st,last & sec.
(941)-429-6308
PG newly remodeled fur-
nished, cable, phone utilities
included. $125/week. (941)
505-0172 or (239)-229-5228
S VENICE, single rm, furn, priv
bath, kitch privileges, M or F,
N/S, N/P. $125/wk + sec.
Avail. 2/1/05 (941-4974569

1370 RENTALS TO
SHARE

P.C Area, Room Mates Need-
ed, $400 per month, 1/3 util-
ities, 941-235-4757
PC Gardens of Gulf Cove, 3
rms. to 3 prof. Seasonal or
long term lease. No smoking,
no pets. Avail 3/1, 1st., last +
security. (941)-743-7706

1390 VACATION/SEAS
RENTALS

2 Bed Pool Home. Dock No
bridges to Lemon Bay. Avail.
February, March & April.
460-9606
Surfside Realty, Inc.
2/2 House Close to shop-
ping! Beaches! Golfing! $2100
per month Available March!
Surfside Realty, Inc.
941-460-9606
Bayfront House! Dock! Beach
Easement! 2 Bed + Pool.
Englewood Beach area.
Surfside Realty, Inc.
941-460-9606
Elegant 2br/2ba on Golf
course in Capri Isles in
Venice. 3 mo min.
$2500/mo includes all
amen. 941-475-5899


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regardless of who issued the prior Owner's Title
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1240 CONDOS/VILLAS
FOR RENT

1BR/1BA, furn., W/D, car-
port, golf, htd, pool, Annual
lease. $800/mo. + Sec. Bird
Bay Village. (941)484-6436
2/2 Condo Bimini Bay
Avail 2/1/05 $875. mo. annu-
al FLS, No Smokers, No Pets
941-235-2473
2/2, quiet 55 + NS, NP, 1st,
last & sec. annual rental.
$750 mo. incls water, sewer
& cable. 941-475-9820








PC 22 To n Home, large ......................$775*
A a Gardens Fotest Nelson
E NEED MORE RENTAL UNITS
SHORTTERM FURNISHED UNITS AVAIL,

ANNUAL unfurn. rentals avail.
2/2, $850, or luxury 2/2 +
den, waterfront, $1800.
Seasonal 2/2, $2300.
Anchor Realty 639-1376


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1390 VACATION/SEAS 1500 LOTS & ACREAGE
RENTALS
7 LOTS IN ROTONDA LAKES
Eng. 3/2 or 2/2 house avail SINGLE, CORNER & DOUBLE
Feb., March, April w/city utilities. Starting at
By the month or more! $35K. 941-697-3869
RE/MAX Propeties 941- 8 LOTS LEFT!
548-0140 877-468-0667 PORT CHARLOTTE
ENGL 2BR/1BA duplex, car- Deed Restrict
port, washer/dryer, scr. Ready To Build
porch, dishwasher. Near H20, Sewer
beach & shops. Avail Feb 1-2 $185,000/Takes Them All
mos. min. $1,200 util incl, no 941-953-9772 x302
pets. 941-474-3739 James Frederick
Richardson Kleiber Walter
Englewood Beach 1 & 2 BR Richardson Group LLC
beautifully furnished apart-
ments w/beach access sea- 80X180 lot on preserve,
sonal or annual. 941-474-8869 1059 Boundary Blvd., Roton-
Fiddlers Green rental com- da, $89,900. Kelly Verity,
pletely furnished. 2/2 avail Century 21 Almar & Assoc.
thru April Rob Stevenson BEAUTIFUL CANAL LOT.
Re/Max Bayside 475-1311 High & dry, close to PC,
x123 $2800/mo $54k, Call George at
Furnished Condo in Golden 973-476-8234
Strand, across from Venice BURNT STORE LAKES, fresh
Bch. Avail Feb, Mar & Apr. waterfront lot, 17180 Bar-
Call Owner (941)-493-3192 crest Ln, Punta Gorda.
or (941)416-5196 $118,900 (941)456-5299 or
ISALND OF VENICE Small apt, (941)-697-7432.
3 blks from beach & town, DEEP CREEK, 25072 Nectar
No pets, no smoking. Ct., on cul-de-sac. Wtr. & Sew.
941-488-1992 hook ups, $59,000. obo. 941-
NORTH PORT, New, 3/2/2, 286-0444 or 627-1361
furnished, no pets. Non smok-
ers. $2300/mo. Call for
details. 941-493-0623. DOUBLE YOUR
INVESTMENT IN
PC 3/2, nice area, big trees, ONE YEAR
$1400/mo. 4 month minimum OE
(941)-637-0793 or (941)-266-
7795. Looking for the next new
area to invest in lots?
PGI- House in Historic District. 743 Builder's Lots
Adorable 2/2 fully furnished. in fast growing, deed
Available February 1 restricted development.
Call Five Star Realty
941-637-6116 Buy one or buy them all!
PGI- Villas of Cedar Key (954)-605-6407
waterfront condo. Furnished
2/2. Available immediately. Double lot in Rotonda
Call Five Star Realty RMF10 zoning, one of a
941-637-6116 kind. Charity Cain @ Gas-
parilla Properties
Punta Gorda 2 bedroom, den, 941-716-0685
canal front condo. seasonal Gasparilla Properties
$2400.00 per month. 941-
376-1663 DOUBLE LOT on greenbelt
privacy, close to 1-75
RIVERWOOD 3/2 Condo, in North Port. $67,000.
pool clubhouse, golfing. Call (941)-429-4741
for pricing. HERON CREEK:
3/2/2, den, sleeps 10, pri- E. Englewood & Gulf cove
vate pool & spa, clubhouse & Oversized, Dbl & Multi
golfing. Call for pricing. 941- family lots $31k-$45k Teny
255-8881 Shells Realty. LongRE/MVAXBayside 475-
1311 ext 127
Rotonda West, 3/2, pool, golf
view, avail Feb. $2,600 mo. E. Englewood 11225
incl. tax & util. NS, NO PETS. Carnegie Ave.
941-697-4987 Linda McCraney, Re/Max
Prop. 941-468-2076
S VENICE- 2br/2ba, garage, Prop. 941468-2076
lanai, clean, exc cond. N/P, E. Englewood 11396 Ocean
N/S. $1,800/ mo. +sec. Spray Blvd. Linda
(941)493-0849 McCraney, Re/Max Prop.


VACATION RENTALS
Homes & Condo's, Avail in
Pt. Charlotte & Engelwood
Call Harborside Property
Mgmt, Inc. 941-697-7077
harborsideprooerties.com
VENCIE ISLAND Home close
to shopping, beaches, pool,'
avail now. $2500/mo.
Weekly poss. 941-488-7272.
VENICE 2BR/2BA, turnkey,
private garden area.
Seasonal or Annually.
Call Brad (941)504-1320
VENICE 2Br/2Ba Lakeview
Furnished, incl. utilities
$1575/mo, (586)939-4436
www.pctom.150m.com
VENICE AREA furnished units
941-493-8036
ALMAR RENTALS & MGMT.
VENICE GDNS, 2/2/1 tiled
home, furn, clean, very nice,
near beaches & shopping.
Feb, Mar, Apr (941)-492-9282
VENICE ISLAND Beach Front
Efficiencies. Daily, weekly,
Monthly. Call 941-308-3783
or www.veniceflrentals.coin
VENICE ISLAND, 2 1BR
condo units avail, side by side.
Remodeled, furn. on Historic
Venice Ave. 2 Blks to beach,
pool, tennis. 2000 /mo. per
unit. 3.mo. min. Call Maureen
(203)-378-7516 or Carol 203-
345-6200
VENICE ISLAND CONDO 55+,
2BR/2BA w/ lanai. Furnished,
Seasonal- Annual $1600
/mo seas. 941-496-0063
VENICE ISLAND EFFIC
Central loc, 1/2 mi to beach
& Main St. $1200/mo. No
pets/smoke 941-485-6019
-VENICE: Plantation Golf & CC
2BR/2BA Villa on Golf Cour,
N/S, N/P, turnkey, all amen. Mth
to Mth 734-330-9521 OR
venicevilla@juno.com

1420 WANTED TO RENT

THIS hard working couple
needs to rent 1 or 2 bedroom
house, as soon as possible.
(941)-875-0520

1500 LOTS & ACREAGE

2 5-ACRE PARCELS, area
of Million Dolllar+ homes,
$275K & $500K, 1 on
Myakka River (941)-408-9295
2 Beautiful adjacent lots in
North Port on Palisades. Area
of nice homes! $35K ea. or
$65K for both. 772-460-6441
2 LOTS Side by Side,
off Masten Ave. P.C.
1st $48,000 takes both.
Call Chris at: 772-215-4495
Motivated!
2 LOTS SIDE BY SIDE. from
$57,800 Others avail in PC,
NP & E. Eng. Sel-fast list @
3.5% (941)-475-8282
3 lots in South Gulf Cove
15169 ALDAMA CIR $64,500;
8089 ANTWERP CIR
$64,500; 8061 TECUMSEH
CIR $68,500.
941-875-1328
www.south-gulf-cove-land.com
5 ACRES High & Dry in Hidden
Acres, Fenced Pasture Grass,
Paved Roads, Hurricane Dam-
aged Home, Arcadia Area
Sold As Is $105,000. (863)-
494-5921


941-4bu68-20
Engl/Rotonda Canal Front
Condo. 2/2 Water &
sewer. $109,000 TenyLong
RE/,M Baysde 475-1311
FOR SALE Hampton St,
Pt. Charlotte, Close to beach
& Springlake Park boat dock.
125X80 $35K 941-429-1452
Gardens of Gulf Cove.
$145,000. Minutes to shop-
ping, beach, golf & hospital.
Community clubhouse, pool &
tennis. 1274sf, 1-owner
2/2/1 w FR & scr lanai, on
corner lot. New AC, appli-
ances, windows, roof!
Patty Gillespie
REALTOR 941-875-2755
RE/MAX PALM REALTY
GULF COVE LOT, on Gillot,
10,000 sf. Quite area. No
Scrub Jays. Build today!
$37,000. (239)-370-4450
GULF COVE WEST
CORNER & INSIDE LOT
On Drysdale Ave.
No Scrub Jays
ERA Randol Realty, Inc.
(941)-625-4193
(800)-982-5469
Gene Osborne
Cell (941)-661-3747
Lot close to 41, off Cham-
berlain Blvd, No. Port.
Electric and phone nearby.
$37,500. Bev Ulrey a/h
809-1936 or 349-3131
Prudential Cascade Realty

LOTS-NORTH PORT
SOUTH GULF COVE
Many to choose from
$23,000 & up. Ron
(800)-596-1410

NORTH PORT, Cranberry cor-
ner oversized w/ water, Pairs
& Regular lots! Reg. lots
$25K & up! 561-756-4880
NORTH PORT, 7 lots on same
street. $33,600/ea. Quest
Real Estate & Investments.
Karen (941)-429-0522
NORTH PORT, city wtr, Jeannin
Dr, near Blade Elementary,
$39,900/firm. Other lots
available. Call Eagle Proper-
ties, Inc. (941)-228-5675
NORTH PORT PREMIUM LOTS
STARTING AT $26,500
MANY TO CHOOSE FROM
OR BEST OFFER. 941-2840247
NP $29,450/ea. & Abady,
City water $32,900. Dble lots
Rockwell, More. Must sell.
Agents OK. 941-716-3010
PC, Eblis Ave. (2) lots, partial-
ly cleared & filled, city water,
no scrub jay. $27,000/ea.,
(9411-764-0425
Prestigous Section 15,
many lots for sale, call for
details, 941-628-3434
Pt. Char. 2, possible 3, side-
by-side lots, no scrub jay,
$29,900 ea. Call Ellen
McCarthy, C21 Aztec, 235-
5648.
Punta Gorda, 1.25 Acre on
Swiss Blvd Close to Bermont
Rd. Asking $55,000
941-380-9212
PUNTA GORDA RESIDENT
LOOKING FOR STORM DAM-
AGED FIXER UPPER HOME,
WILL PAY ALOT MORE THAN
MOST INVESTOR'S. CALL
ERIC @ 941-270-0404


1500 LOTS & ACREAGE 1515 WATERFRONT

Rebuilding sites available. Res- Rotonda Lakes -Desirable Dou-
ident owned community. River' ble Waterfront Lot in area of


Forest Village, Inc. 4300
Riverside Drive, Punta Gorda
Florida. 33982 Call or stop by
for listing. 941-639-3311.
ROTONDA Bunker Canal
$92k, Tournement Future golf
view $96k, Cabezon Villas
Lake view $85k, M&M Realty,
Sherry McGill 941-270-2434
www.florida-englewood.com
Rotonda 3 in a Row!! No
Scrub Jay! Backs to pre-
serve, Great Investment
$119,900 Jessica Menzel
941-815-8451
Gasparilla Properties
Rotonda Lakes, Wright Dr.
Larger than average, area
of new construction
$39,900 Jessica Menzel
941-815-8451
Gasparilla Properties
Rotonda lot 15,138sqft,
Water & sewer $114,000
TeanyLngRE/MiAXBayide 475-
1311 ext 127
SOUTH GULF COVE LOTS
2 lots corner of Dimstean
and San Domingo Blvd.
Perfect for builders model.
$41K each OBO.
Ron 941-923-4616
SPG DEER RD $34,900
EAGER RD (2) $34,900 EA.
CUSTER RD. $34,900
PC SUNNILAND $27,000
HIAWATHE $35,000
HIAWATHE $33,000
Weichert Realtors, Southern
Choice, Sharon Bradley 941-
613-2300 or 941-626-8474.
SW FL Lots Many to choose
from. N. Port, Lehigh, Pt.
Char. Fr. $23k 941-447-5012
www.trooical]p.com
TROPICAL GULF ACRES,
10 buildable lots, Up &
coming area. $23,500. ea.
(772)-528-4198
WANTED: Owner financing
Lot in North Port or
Venice area. Please Call
631-236-3204

1515 WATERFRONT

1 WATERFRONT 2 LOTS
72' Seawall 225 ft deep
gulf access, city wtr/swr
$249,000 ea.
941-276-3331
RE/MAX PALM REALTY
Financing Avail 629-3450
10,000SF lot on Jupiter Water-
way, extra privacy water,
$164,000 Sel-Fast RE List
19 ;0/ IdI\ jr,-,-oAo9


new homes. City water &
sewer, cleared & ready to build
$197,500 (9411661-3460
S. GULF COVE waterfront,
intersecting views, $225k.
Oversized waterview tip $85k.
Ancel Cir. Call Tom, 627-3599







Sailboat lot, Riviera
Lagoons, 80 X 92',
10K Ibs., dock, MHS

Free Map or Market Value
Marianne Lilly, GRI, SRES
RE/MAX Harbor Realty
(941) 764-7585
LillyM@comcast.net
Sailboat lot, South Gulf Cove
Sec. 82, 91' Sea wall, 11,368
sq ft. Water & Sewer impacts
pd $299,000 (941)302-1356
VACANT AVAILABLE LOTS
-Phyllis St. PC......... $29,500.
-Phyllis St. PC..........$29,900.
-Monterey Ln. NP.... $37,500.
-Lexington St......... .$72,000.
Tanglewood PC......$50,000.
-Organ St. PG......... $49,000.
Weichert Realtors SC
Lolly Lopinski 941-628-0941
or 941-613-2300

1530 COMMERCIAL LOT

10 CG Lots & 1 RMF Lot in
North Port. Veterans Hwy &
Trevor. Rich McCraney,
Re/Max Prop. 941-468-2076

1600 BUSINESS FOR
SALE

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY
12BR/7BA, licensed for 16,
turn key profitable operation
with residents in place!
Fabulous value $695,000.
Real Estate included.
Cliff & Debra Mann
Sun Realty
941-625-5715

Buy or Sell a Business?
VR has sold more busi-
nesses in North America
than anyone.
(941)-627-5565
www.vrfla.biz
VR Business Brokers of
SW Florida
Member FBBA and IBBA


.3.5% (L941L475-82
2 SIDE-BY-SIDE lots w/harbor
access. Mature oaks, quiet,
growing area. Near shopping. Corporate Investment
Easy drive to beaches. Lots Business Brokers, Inc.
18 & 19, Hoffer St. 941-625-6414
$225,000 ea. 817-447-7117 cibb.net/cibb@cibb.net

80 ft seawall on Rock THIS WEEKS
Creek, 6 mins. to harbor FEATURED LISTINGS
& gulf. $250,000. **** ....******* ....
Brian Helgemo
Five Star RIty 380-3727 Pizza/Restaurant #5116
Tourist destination w/
Burnt Store Isles sailboat strong year round busi-
access lot, mins. to ness. Seats 151.
harbor. 95 ft seawall on Inside/Outside Dining.
mangrove preserve with Asking $395K.
channel views.
$519,000. Moving Company
Brian Helgemo #5104 Venice Based.
Five Star RIty 380-3727 Leading in state mover.
Good equipment. Own-
CLEARED LOTS In South Gulf ers Benefit $90K. Only
Cove, Deep water access, $100K Down.
City Water & Sewer. Call for
info Fla. Golf Properties Inc., Blind Franchise #5046 -
Kat Stevens 941-626-5069 10 yr. old, family owned,
COLLINGSWOOD POINT home-based business.
sailboat lot, 80' seawall. Nets $163K. Asking
water/ sewer, priced to sell. $250K Down.
$349,900. 941-628-3434.
Construction Company
El Jobean 95' of Sea wall on #5110 Specializes in
deep water canal. New dock Concrete Masonry -
and lift. Rich McCraney, Decks. One of the best
Re/Max Prop. 941-468-5201 known 'in Charlotte/Lee
GULF COVE beautiful canal Co. Nets$425K. Asking
front saltwater, direct access $1.2M.
to Gulf, Conner Terrace.
$314,900. 352-245-9735 Plus Many More
NOKOMIS, 1 bridge to Dona
Bay & less than 10 min. to Member FBBA BBF
open water. $325.000. i real-
ty, 474-5011 or 650-8086 ENGLEWOOD Health Prompts
NORTH PORT Estates, Retirement, Realestate com-
NORTH PORT Estates 3 pany established in 1985 for
acres, heavily wooded sale All inquires confidential.
$175,000. Call 270-0320. $16,000 941-468-7040
NORTH PORT fresh water
canal lot, area of newer
homes, near 1-75. Realtor jI j
owned, $48,000. 941-380- ,
6824.
NORTH PORT fresh water FOR SALE
canal lot loc. off Cranberry on Over 300 Area
Lagoon WW. Realtor owned, Businesses
$48,000. 941-380-6824. 941.625.6414
OVERSIZED sailboat saltwater www.cibb.net
lot w/ city water & sewer, sea- I A
wall & dock. Prestigious Port
Charlotte beach area. 125 SE
Graham. MLS#452814. LANDSCAPE business- too
$489,900. Don't be silly call much equip. to list, 50+ accts.
Bev Lilly at C21 Aztec. 629- Get ready for spring rush.
3188. $19,500. (941)474-2388
Palm Shores. On canal, river LAWN BUSINESS for sale.
to gulf. Cement landing, rip 75+ customers, all equipment
rap, large dock, sailboat included $30,000/ obo.
water. $210,000. 468-4598 (941)-223-0123
PGI sailboat, easy harbor OBEAUTY SHOP-Three to
access via Ponce, quiet choose from. Good location.
street, 54' seawall & 110' Well established.
frontage. $489,500. (941)- BUSY SEAFOOD MKT.-
639-5501 $110K owner benefits. Prime
PGI Sailboat 80' Seawall. property included.
Close to Ponce Outlet. Great *FASTFOOD FRANCHISE-
Value $485K/Offer. Bob Gray Great island location. $137K
941-456-0053. Sun Realty owner benefits.
*JANITORIAL OR HANDY-
PORT CHARLOTTE 1/2 acre, MAN-Buy one or both. Moti-
W. Tarpon & East Springlake vated seller.
area. Seawalled $275,000. VR Business Brokers of
(941)-764-7398 SW Florida
PORT CHARLOTTE 2 lots, Member of FBBA/BBF/1BBA
Ramblewood St. Gulf access. www.vrfla.biz
Water & elec. $185,000 ea. (941)-627-5565
(239)-213-1179 or (800)881-5834
PUNTA GORDA, Breathtaking
view of wide lake in HOT AREA Advertise Today!
of Tropical Gulf Acres.i
$64,000. Call 305-860-9353


1600 BUSINESS FOR
SALE

Tanning Salon & Spa for
sale. 11 private rooms,
totally 1,860sf, services
include tanning, airbrush
tanning, massage therapy,
manicures & pedicures.
Potential for Esthetician.
All contents included.
Located in an active strip
mall w/a client database
of 3,000. Contact Owner
at (941)380-9290
WELDING SHOP & Steel sales,
well established business for
sale. Fully equipped. Rented
bldg. $50,000 cash. Appt.
only(9415815-5555.
Well Established NAIL
SALON in Venice with
office, 3 Pedicure Massage
chairs, 5 workstatons, Direct TV,
LOTS OF CLIENTEL!!
Reduced to $27K
Call Hieu or Tammy
(941)412-9589 or
(727)415-3530

1610 BUSINESS
RENTALS

2700 Sq FT. New. Deep Creek
near 175 Flex space. 3 Over-
head doors. Ready for build
out. $12 sq. ft. NNN 941-
916-2401 or 941-270-0408
Deep Creek facing 1-75, office
space, 1,000 sq. ft., finished.
$1350/mo. Avail 2/1/05,
(941)-629-4164
ISLAND OF VENICE 1000SF
Office. Great location.
941-587-7828
North Port Office Space,
Avail. Now. 2-units
approx. 650 sq. ft. ea.
Minimum year lease.
(239)-940-3200
OFFICE/ Retail space 1,100
to 3,260 sq. ft. in Strip Mall on
Hwy 17 near new WalMart
Distr. Center. Utopia Comm.
RIty. (941)-815-0711





PORT CHARLOTTE
Executive Office Suites
Receptionist, all util. & other
support svcs.
Omni Executive Center
4055 TAMIAMI TRAIL
Acrosss from Bob Evans
Call Mar or Jan
627-9755

PAULSON CENTRE
EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES
18245 Paulson Drive
80s.f. to 230s.f. Offices
All Utilities, Receptionist,
Kitchen, Internet Access &
other Support Services
(Behind Charlotte Honda/VW)
Call (941) 206-2200


PC Off;- ?uj;i- 0,sq. ft.,
_.-d. floor, quiet office area
orn!busy corner off 7,76 &4;1.
Ideal for accounting office or
similar profession.
(941)-629-7449
PORT CHARLOTTE
EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES
Receptionist, all util.
& other support svcs.
Omni Executive Center
4055 TAMIAMI TRAIL
Across From Bob Evans
Call Marj or Jan
*627-9755*
VENICE (2) LOCATIONS
OFFICE SPACE 1100 sf,
zoned ILW. $915/mo.
OFFICE/WAREHOUSE 4800sf
will divide. 941-485-1119

1620 COMMERJ
INDUST. PROP.

5 LOTS on 41,
(Tamiami Trial)
Port Charlotte/North Port
Corridor. 250' frontage.
Very close to new proposed
Walmart. Across the street
from future 77 acre
commercial development
$600.000
Call (941)-743-4277
Why Rent?
Own Your Ofc/Whse
2,325$F-33,000SF Avail.
Call (941)486-4264
sarasotabusinesscenter.com
LOOKING for commercial
office/ warehouse yard space
in exchange for roofing
repairs. Reputable Florida
roofing company moving into
area. (904)-814-4421

1640 WAREHOUSE
& STORAGE

Avail. Murdock Industrial Park.
1500sf, 2000sf, 3500 sf
w/bath & office. Reasonable
rates, (941)-626-0416
PC, Warehouse & Small
Office, approx. 1,950 sq. ft.
$1,300/mo. C. Konstans -
Realtor, (239)-850-1330
PRIVATE STORAGE, ENGLE-
WOOD, 2 garages, perfect for
cars, boats. 473-5558
WAREHOUSE STORAGE
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ft.), 10' X 9' OH Door,
$1,500/mo + Tax. Call Brian
at (941)-627-9999 for infor-
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LOCATION LOCATION
Handy to all building activity,
up to 14000 sq ft available,
building renewed after
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Investors Ready to Buy.
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2010 Professional
2015 Banking
2020 Clerical
2025 Computer
2030 Medical
2035 Musical
2040 Restaurant/Hotel
2050 Skilled Trades
2060 Management
2070 Sales
2090 Child/Adult
Care Needed
2100 General
2110 Part-time/Temp
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Business
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7 a.m. 1 p.m.
2 p.m. 4 p.m.

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ADMINISTRATIVE
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Contact:
Harborside Property
Management, Lic Re
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(941)-697-7077 or Fax


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ADMINISTRATIVE
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FL Real Estate Lic. req.
Contact:
Harborside Property
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(941)-697-7077 or Fax
Resume 941-697-3744

Architectual Review Program
Administrator to review new
home plans & provide adminis-
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property owners association.
Cal (941)697-9722 for full job
description and specifications.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAM coor-
dinator, First Presbyterian
Church of Pt. Charlotte has an
opening for Part-time Chil-
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Applicant must be able to cre-
ate & implement Bible base
programrf~g for preschool to
5th grade. (941)-625-5045
for application information.
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Fax resume to: 766-1488 or
e-mail jgerace@aesfl.com
CNA/HHA FT & PT residential
positions open working with
developmentally disabled
adults in a community setting,
Pt Charlotte.
1) Weekend- all shifts, 2) Mon
-Fri 3p to 11p working with 3
men- must be able to lift, #3
awake over night avail. Exp. +
minimum HS diploma
required. Pay $7 to $8 hr.
Full benefits after 6 mo.s, den-
tal after 90 days. Contact CIE,
Inc. @ 629-4109 (or 276-
3227 cell & leave message.)
EOE

Corporate Accountant
Bachelor's Degree req'd.
Previous exp. in a wholesale
environment. Must have
knowledge of MAS90, Quick-
books, ADP Processing.
Excellent benefit package.
SLocal employer.
NO FEES
2394 Tamiami Trail
(941)-629-2611

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Customer
Service Representative

Charlotte State Bank seeks
Customer Service Repre-
sentative for the Punta Gorda
Office. Must be experienced,
able to provide highly person-
alized service, be an effective
communicator and be com-
puter literate.

If you would like to join the
growing Hometown Team,
apply in person, mail a resume
to Charlotte State Bank, 2331
Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, FL
33950, or submit to
tshremshock@charlottestate-
bank.com EEO / AA


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e C y s s a STYLIST on the Island of
Charlotte County seeks a Venice Self employment.
human resources professional V elf pl T 941)468-1730
to lead employee relations,
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policies, performance man- paced real estate company.
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coaching areas. great organizational skills,
good people and communica-
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edge of public admin. + labor fax resume to 941-255-3511.
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growing real estate develop-
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benefits. Relocation expens- estate sales and marketing
es will be considered. Apply with knowledge of Lee and
to: Charlotte County Human Charlotte County real estates
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lotte, FL 33948; FAX (941) thru point of sale. 2-5 years of
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Responsible for administra-
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fund raising; for publicity;
development of and
adherence to annual
budget; and recruitment of
volunteers. Salary commen-
surate with experience plus
generous fringe benefits.

Submit resumes no later
than 2/4/05 to:

St. Vincent DePaul
Community Pharmacy of
Charlotte County
1282 Market Circle, #6
Pt. Charlotte, FL 33953

FULL CHARGE bookkeeper
position available with busy
accounting firm. 8:30-5, M-
F,benefits & 401(k). Mail
resume to Charlotte Sun,
23170 Harborview Rd Box L,
Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980.
HAIRDRESSER needed, Satur-
days only, 8:30 -3pm. Busy
salon. Cindy & Company Hair
Designers. (941)-629-2200
Habitat for Humanity Con-
sti'uction Supervisor Resi-
dential Const. Knowl. And
supervisory exp. needed. F/T.
Perm. Benefits. Resume,
refs: Habitat for Humanity,
P.O. Box 496088, PC 33949.
Fax 639-7414.
HAIR STYLISTS & NAIL
TECHS needed for our beauti-
fully redone salon expecting to
reopen in January. Rental &
commission available. Call
Nancy or Barb at Scruples
(941)-624-4239 or (941-743-
3781
HAIR STYLIST to join Vicky's.
Must be motivated, person-
able and a team player. Apply
in person at 2705 Tamiami
Trail, Suite 311, Punta Gorda
HAIRSTYLIST: Great Opportu-
nity for established stylist,
newly remodeled salon. Sign
on bonus! Call 941-204-0074
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Young Trucking needs bright &
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requires positive, people ori-
ented, take charge individuals
capable of thriving in a dynam-
ic multi tasking'environment.
The ideal candidates will have
a strong command of
telecommunication tech-
niques, and be able to think,
plan & select the best from a
number of options to maxi-
mize customer satisfaction.
Bi-Lingual & Spanish is an
asset. We will gladly train the
right person for this career
opportunity. Apply in person
to: Young Trucking, 12164
Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda
(941)-637-3723 ext. 204
LEADING SW Florida builder
offering a premium incentive
package for highly motivated
professional superintendent
with min. 3 yrs. Exp. Call 941-
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Email:
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Office Coordinator F/T.
Perm. Benefits. Admin. sup-
port exp. reqd. IT & Mortgage
receivable exp. helpful.
Resume, refs: Habitat for
Humanity, P.O. Box 496088,
PC 33949. Fax 639-7414.
Probate Processor opening in
Punta Gorda lI irm Fi-r. ,. .r ,
experience pr,-r, rr.J L-gal
experience land good Ecompt-
er skills necessary. Seeking
motivated, intelligent and ihde-
pendent person. Send resume
to Legal Administrator,' 99
Nesbit Street, Punta Gorda, FL
33950
PROJECT MANAGER &
SUPERINTENDENTS
for Commercial and High Rise
projects. Minimum 5 years
experience in local area.
Excellent opportunity with
well established General Con-
tractor. Excellent benefits,
profit sharing & growth
opportunity, Email resume to:
bsmith@vbcnaples.com
or Fax to 239-591-8181
PROPERTY manager position
for multiple condo associa-
tions in Charlotte County. CAM
license & exp. necessary.
Resume to PO Box 512702,
Punta Gorda, FL 33951 or fax
941-637-1889

REAL ESTATE
ASST./PROCESSOR
needed full time for estab-
lished Venice law firm.
Prior Title Insurance/Real
Estate Law Exp. helpful
Excellent computer skills
required. Long term career
opportunity. Excellent
salary/benefits.
Please fax resume to:
941-484-4786

REAL ESTATE CLOSER
Immediate opening for an
EXPERIENCED Real Estate
Closer in Punta Gorda Law
Firm. Must be able to prepare
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needed full time for estab-
lished Venice law firm.
Prior Title Insurance/Real
Estate Law Exp. helpful
Excellent computer skills
required. Long term career
opportunity. Excellent
salary/benefits.
Please fax resume to:
Charles Wheeler
941-484-4786

STYLISTS needed for friendly
& professional salon. Rental
or commission. Colours Hair
Formation (9411-766-0111
State of FL., DeSoto Juvenile
Correctional Facility located in
Arcadia is seeking position of
Vocational Instructor II to
teach Cosmetology to youth.
Minimum qualifications; HS
Diploma or Equiv., 2 yrs exp.
in Cosmetology. Exc. Bene-
fits. Contact H.R. (863) 491-
5367 ext 2251 or apply at
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DeSoto Co. AA/EOE/ ADA
Store Manager Soon to
open used bldg. goods store.
F/T. Benefits. Retail Mgmt.
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Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box
496088, PC 33949
STYLIST NEEDED for busy
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ins. Ask for Jan, 941-637-
3839
TAX PREPARERS NEEDED
through April 15th. Must have
experience. Please call (941)-
575-8822

2015 BANKING


Customer Service
Representative
Peninsula Bank has an
immediate opening for a
Customer Service Repre-
sentative at our Port Char-
lotte Branch. Must have
excellent interpersonal
skills, and the ability to be
promoted to Assistant
Branch Mngr. 2 yrs bank-
ing CSR experience is
required. EOE Email
resume to:
hr@peninsulabank.com
Or Fax 941-629-8409


LOAN SERVICING
SPECIALIST
Peninsula Bank
Has a FULL TIME & PT
(30 hrs/wk) opening for a
Loan Servicing Specialist
at our Englewood Branch.
Must be proficient in Word,
Excel & Internet. Must
have knowledge of com-
mercial real estate/con-
struction &consumer loan
documentation. Knowl-
edge of property insurance,
financial statements bene-
ficial. EOE. Please Email
resume:
hr@peninsulabank.com
Fax 941-629-8409


2016 FINANCIAL


APPT. SCHEDULER EXEL DIRECT
P/T. FLEX. HOURS. Insurance ARE YOU LOOKING FOR
'knowledge pref. No sales AN EXCITING NEW
calls. Pleasant personality, OPPORTUNITY?
great phone communication Exel is a leading global 3rd
skills. Accurate data entry party supply chain manager
skills. Send resume to specializing in a wide range of
Joel@spds.us or fax to: warehousing transportation &
(941) 486-8675 logistic services. We have the
Assistant Office Manager following opportunities avail-
position available. Full time to able:
manage & maintain special LOCAL DELIVERY
program & to assist Manager. DRIVERS
Fax resumes to: (941) 637-
6323 Mon-Frl work. Applicants must
have a minimum of 2 years
CENTURY 21 AZTEC driving experience and a
in Charlotte Harbor clean driving record
seeks an OFFICE ASST. .
F/T multi-tasking, computer FORKLIFT OPERATOR
savvy, detail friendly, prev Qualified candidates will have
office exp helpful. $9/hr. 1+ years experience and be
Opportunity to grow! very safe and security con-
Email resume to scious.
cherib@c21aztec.com
ADMINISTRATIVE
CONSTRUCTION OFFICE ASSISTANT
help needed. Answer phones, This person will be responsi-
data entry, typing. Full time ble for a wide e firange of admin-
$8/hr. (941)-743-5900 or istrative duties including pay-
(941) 639-2266 roll and other related duties.
Construction Admin Asst Qualified candidates will have
Must be experienced in all 2 to 5+ years experience.
areas of new home con- Must be detail oriented, self
struction administration, starter, have strong communi-
Excellent salary & benefits cation skills and will be well
package. Fax resume to organized. Strong PC &
(941)378-8994 or email to Microsoft skills required.
careers@jadehomes.com
The above positions have
CONSTRUCTION excellent compensation,
CLERK/SUPERVISORY, FT, monthly bonus program, out-
Some experience please standing benefits which
Call Albert (941)-629-2558 include medical, dental, life,
CUSTOMER SERVICE / matching 401K, profit sharing
and tuition reimbursement.
ORDER ENTRY. Applicant mustFo imm a ent
be reliable, self-sufficient, For immediate consideration
organized and willing to work. please apply in person at
Must be'computer literate. 6190 Mid Metro Drive, Bldg 7,
Experience helpful but will Ft. Myers, 33912 or
train the right person. Apply call 239-482-2197
in person Carpet Stop, 590 FRONT DESK, FT for General
Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte Contractor. Office experience


Customer Service
Administrative Assistant

North Port location. 8-5
M-F. Benefits. Send resume
with salary requirements to
Box 1020, 200 E. Venice
Ave., Venice, FL 34285 or
E-Mail to
kwheeler@venicegondolier.com

CUSTOMER SERVICE REP.
BUSY OFFICE, HOURS
MONDAY THRU FRIDAY
9:00-5:00. 941-255-5111
Customer service/clerical
needed by Venice wholesale
distributor, multi-tasking
essential, computer skills,
typing, non-smoker, 30+
hours Fax resume to 941-
492-9772
ESTIMATOR w/ XACTIMATE
experience, PT&FT avail. E-
mail RBSConstruCtion@earth-
link,net


ACCOUNTING office seeks .
individual to track, report & j
analyze grant programs.
Other duties include invoicing
of grants, preparation of man-
agement reports & bank rec-
onciliations. BS degree with 2
years experience preferred, 0*- o
but may substitute work expe- e nMc ne
rience. Excel proficiency L O t
required. Smoke free environ- a$d n rlraA
ment. Pre-employment drug
test. Resume to: SP, Senior
Friendship Centers, 2350 207-1200VeneelNoftkPort
Scenic Dr., Venice, FL 34293. 475-2200 Englewood
EOE


ACCOUNTS PAYABLE
CLERK
Venice. Knowledge of full
accounting cycle, experience
with AP/AR, payroll, fixed
assets. Filing, data entry,
account reconciliation. Must
be proficient with computer &
accounting software. Smoke
free environment. Pre-employ-
ment drug test. Resume to:
Finance Dept., Senior Friend-
ship Centers, 2350 Scenic
Dr., Venice, FL 34293.
EOE

LOAN OFFICER needed for
expanding Correspondant
Lender in North Port. Over
$100,000 realistic.
Experience preferred. Fax
resume to: (941)429-0032


2020 CLERICAL/OFFICE

Accounting Clerk Palm
Automotive needs depend-
able, customer-oriented indi-
vidual for Accounts Receiv-
able, bank deposits, and other
clerical responsibilities.
Opportunity to grow with one
of Charlotte County's premier
companies. Candidate must
be well organized and detail
oriented. Medical, dental,
401-K, etc. Send resume w/
salary requirements to: Fax -
639-1456. Call Phyllis at 639-
1155 x-100. E-mail-
p_fordyce@palmautomall.com
ADMIN. ASST.
for Interior Design firm. Cost
research, order samples, cre-
ate PO's, update library. Assist
Project Managers, Designers,
Purchasing. Great fit for ener-
getic, organized person who
enjoys numbers/details.
Requires excellent computer
& phone skills. Dream job for
right person.
Fax resume: 941-423-3328
or e-mail to
re~'iue@jwooddesign.com.


& Customer Service a must,
Computer skills & typing
required. Paid benefits & holi-
days. Fax resume to: Mechelle
(941)-629-9667
Full time Office Assistant posi-
tion in a fast paced office.
Needs excellent customer ser-
vice skills, ability to multi-task,
computer and typing knowl-
edge required. Benefits, great
working environment. Fax
resume to 941-255-5856
Attn: Helena.
Full time office position,
with Orange-co. of Florida Inc.
located on US 70, 10 miles
east pf Arcadia, Florida. The
position is for an experienced
clerical person with good
communications skills bilin-
gual a plus. The position is an
hourly position with overtime,
sick leave, vacation an holiday
pay. Additional benefits
include life and health insur-
ance, 401K and Credit Union
Membership. Accepting appli-
Ations in person at 12010
rE Highway 70, Arcadia, Flori-
'd'J or Fax Resume to 1-863-
494-2655, no phone calls
please
General Office

RECEPTIONIST
lor casual, friendly Port Char-
I:,rte sales room. Requires
irrendly attitude, attention to
detail, accurate math skills &
,:.mputer basics. FT $7.00/hr
benefits, incl. insur., paid
.ac & 401K. 941-625-8800

In ;urance/CSR Busy Insur-
.jnce Agency seeking a full
uime, experienced, ambitious
professional. Have excellent
communications, organization-
al & computer skills. Excellent
people skills required. Salary
interested parties fax your
resume to (941)497-4492.


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* R.E. Secretary
* Receptionist
* P/T Word Processor
Many other City &
County positions.
NO FEES
2394 Tamiami Trail
(941-629-2611

OINE SERVICES.
LAW office needs occasional
part time receptionist. Please
mail resume to Charlotte Sun,
23170 Harborview Rd. Box P,
Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980.
LEGAL SECRETARY, EXPE-
RIENCED/PART TIME for
small civil litigation/family law
firm. Submit or deliver resume
to Office Manager, 18501
Murdock Circle, Ste. 304,
Port Charlotte 33948.

Looking for a job that
provides meaningful
work and competitive
compensation? Consid-
er a position in a State
Farm Agent's office.


iireet clients in person
or on phone (must have
..uperb customer handling
qualities)
*AsSilt Artlh Agent's ser
ice needs
*A'.sist wlth Agent's mar.
keting efforn
*Opportunity lor growth.
*rtAdvaiconient Available
Tn1. erTil.I, mneri ..cp rl.unit,
,i nAlh a Si.ile Fjrm igernt
ricl rth SrIle Fa'rn inisuraice
c.:.njnen'; Please mail or
fr. resume to
STATE FARM
3631 S. ACCESS RD
ENGLEWOOD, FL
34224
FAX: 941-474-6684


National Consulting Firm in
Englewood needs an Adminis-
trative Assistant. Excellent
English skills, strong entre-
preneurial work ethic, friendly
telephone voice & exemplary
ethics. Proficient with MS
Power Point & Word. Duties
include organizing information
archives & development of
educational material. Com-
pensation based on
past experience.
Non Smoker. Email
cweylman@comcast.net or
mail to P.O. Box 436, Boca
Grande, FL 33921
OFFICE HELP F/T, in Punta
Gorda Must have computer
skills & be able to multi-task.
Call Nikki: 941-628-3506.
OFFICE HELP/MANAGER,
smallstart-up company, look-
ing ftir lep-n,'J atle per: :rn I,:,
handle various office duties.
Must be honest, motivated
and willing to work hard.
Some exp needed. Pay com-
mensurate with experience.
PT leading to FT.
(941)-488-5773


FULL TIME PAYROLL
PROCESSORS Mon.-Fri.,
8am-5pm. Computer, Data
Entry & Customer Service
skills required. Must be
detailed oriented. Previous
payroll exp. a plus. Email
resume to: sandym@ffel.net
or fax to 941-883-5834.
Probate Processor opening in
Punta Gorda law firm. Probate
experience preferred. Legal
experience and good comput-
er skills necessary. Seeking
motivated, intelligent and inde-
pendent person. Send resume
to Legal Administrator, 99
Nesbit Street, Punta Gorda, FL
33950
PT Office Experience in
accounting & contact manage-
ment programs. Approx. 8
hrs/wk Engl (9411475-7699
PURCHASING AND
RECEIVING position. Experi-
ence required for HVAC Co.
Career opportunity. Please
call 941-624-5515
REAL ESTATE AGENT
ASSISTANT
Experienced in managing, list-
ings & escrow. Real Estate
License preferred. Please fax
resume to: (941)-206-2358
Attn. Rick Page
REAL ESTATE OFFICE in
North Port prea looking for
~ RECEPTIONIST.
(94 1)-223-3845
REAL ESTATE office needs
managing broker. Must be
familiar with Charlotte County.
Compensation commensurate
with qualifications Sellstate.
(941)-505-6669
REAL ESTATE CLOSER
Immediate opening for an
EXPERIENCED Real Estate
Closer in Punta Gorda Law
Firm. Must be able to prepare
all closing documents. Accu-
racy & attention to detail very
important. Good people skills
required. Contact Mrs. Webb
at 639-1158



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Snelling Personnel
Services
992 Tamiami Trl. Suite D2
941-624-5570
RECEPTIONIST F/T, Word,
Xcel & telephone skills
required. Fax resume to 941-
743-9649.
Receptionist for Venice Law
Firm. Experienced preferred.
M-F, 1PM-5PM. Typing & com-
puter skills helpful. Call (941)-
493-0871 for appointment.
RECEPTIONIST, IMMEDI-
ATE POSITION. FT. Respon-
sible individual who can
answer multi line phones &
multi task in a busy office.
Detail oriented & customer,
service skills a must. Salary &
benefits. Fax resume 629-


5990.
Office Manager needed for5
busy collision repair center. RECEPTIONIST/FRONT DESK
Great pay & great benefits. part-time, hours Mon.-Fri.,
(239)693-7300 8:30-1:30 plus fill in for vaca-
ask for Teresa tion and sick days for small
Auto Pride Collision Family law firm. Computer lit-
e rate and able to multi task.
PART-TIME: Retirement Mobile Please fax resumes to 941-
Home Park, seeking a Recep- 627-5781.
tionist, General Office duties,
be Computer Literate: RECEPTIONIST/Patient Coor-
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Accounts Receivable. Resume for busy Doctor's office.
may be faxed to (941) 485- Excellent benefits. Friendly
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office@KGC.cc Please resume to 941-629-5317.
respond by February 1, 2005.


Responsible person wanted
for herbal health center,
knowledge of natural health
required. Please call 255-
1979.
SECRETARIAL POSITION for
Plumbing Service. F/T, 8am-
4:30pm. Must have computer
skills & office skills. Paid ben-
efits. Apply in person between
9-4 at: Palm Plumbing, 1182
Market Circle, Unit C, Pt. Char-
lotte. (941)-627-5520
SECRETARY with knowledge
of Computers & Quickbooks
needed. P/T to start Full Time
possible. (941-833-0079
SERVICE COORDINATOR. Take
& dispatch service calls,
answer phones & general ofc
duties. Call (941)-966-7440

TECH SUPPORT
Englewood Software Co,
PC, Phone, and problem
solving skills required. Will
train, benefits available.
bmitchell@merrymech.co
m or fax to 475-4827

Title Company needs full time
person to be responsible for
answering phones, scheduling
closings and all post closing
functions. Experience helpful.
Must be customer service ori-
ented. Benefits provided.
Send resume to: Able Title
Company, 1978 S. Tamiami
Tr., Venice, FL 34293

2025 COMPUTER

COMPUTER TECH P/T for
House Calls, experienced &
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e-mail dkesselr@gls3c.com

2030 MEDICAL

2 WEEK CNA TRAINING
$300/books inc. Quality
Healthcare, Port Charlotte
Testing on site 941-625-8933

Administrator /
Practice Manager

Medical practice in Port
Charlotte needs an admin-
istrator to manage a grow-
ing radiology practice,
building administration and
medical billing practice.
Will be responsible for
daily operations, person-
nel, billing & collection,
budgeting and building
operations. Excellent com-
munication, managerial
and billing skills are
required. Experience with
Advanced Data Systems -
MedicsElite a plus. Salary
commensurate to employ-
ment history and qualifica-
tions. Fax resume to 941-
255-8853. Refer to Tami-
ami Health Center, Attn:
Randy


Alterra
STERLING HOUSE
Administrative Assistant
Part time
Working with senior adults.
Must be a professional with
knowledge in the use of
computers, letters, filing
and human resources
processes, payroll data
entry experience is a plus.
High school diploma and
several years experience
required. We offer competi-
tive salary.

Life Enrichment
Coordinator Full time
Working with senior adults
in an assisted living setting.
LEC will coordinate, direct
and plan resident recreation
programs including a vari-
ety of activities, in contact
with community. Will also
maintain budgets, equip-
ment and supplies. We are
seeking a compassionate,
caring person who will make
a difference in the lives of
our residents. High school
diploma as well as several
years experience with elder-
ly and/or adequate training
is preferred. We offer com-
petitive salary and benefits.
Qualified candidates apply
in person to: Alterra Sterling
House of Pt. Charlotte,
18440 Toledo Blade Blvd.
EOE M/F/D/V

ALTERRA Sterling
House of Englewood
Currently has opening
for Resident Assistant
FT nights & PT
evenings, and also PT
Dining services assis-
tant.
Must have exp. with
elderly. Competitive
salary & Exc. benefit
package.





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APPLY IN PERSON:
550 Rotonda Blvd. W.
Englewood, FL

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NURSING & REHAB
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CNA:
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4328 E-mail: candice diet-
rich@bshsi.com. Or apply
online at www.BSSJCon-
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4384 or (941) 766-4295.
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CARESTAF
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Currently Accepting
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LPN's up to $26.00
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ICU Nights & Shifts
OB Day & Nights

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941-951-6080
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239-278-3633
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941-460-2846
or
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CAREGIVER, in small ALF
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E-Mail: Patrick.Kerrwood@HCAhealthcare.com
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ENGLEWOOD
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EOE


2030 MEDICAL

Charlotte Community
Mental Health
Services, Inc.
1700 Education Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Phone: (941) 639-8300
Fax: (941) 639-6831
Email:
jvanderweele@ccmhs.org

Billing Specialist (FT -
Weekdays)
Min. 2 yrs. billing exp. req;
also exp. with Medicaid and
Medicare Billing: excellent
computer skills; understand-
ing of appointment software
which integrates with business
systems; and prefer exp. with-
in a managed care environ-
ment. Employee will oversee
and/or perform all client relat-
ed insurance billing for the
agency, including auditing
accounts.
CNA or Medical Assistant
WITH EXPERIENCE
for family physician.
Call (941) 426-6622



Alterra
STERLING HOUSE

CNA'S.
Alterra Sterling House, a
42 unit assisted living facil-
ity, is currently hiring part
time to full time CNA's for
our day and evening shifts.
Join our team of compas-
sionate care givers and
become part of the Alterra
family. Apply in person at
250 Bal Harbor Blvd.,
Punta Gorda.

CNA/MA/LPN for busy der-
matology practice. Full time
with experience preferred.
Good pay & benefits. Call
(941)-625-2878 or Fax
resume to: (941)-627-4389
CNA's, HHA's, RN's and
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941-624-6100
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2030 MEDICAL 2030 MEDICAL

HOUSEKEEPING/LAUNDRY
NS/ FULL TIME for 180 bed SNF.
BILLING Apply in person at Charlotte
SPECIALIST Harbor Healthcare, 4000
SPEIALIS Kings Highway, Charlotte Har-
************ bor. EOE Drug Free Work-
MEDICAL lace.
RECORDS
Experience Preferred Interior Mainte-
************ nance Person F/T
Competitive Pay
Full Health Competitive Pay
Insurance Cover- Full Health
age Available Insurance Cover-
401(k) age Available
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Apply at HQM in
Port Charlotte Apply at HQM in
4033 Beaver Lane Port Charlotte
Port Charlotte. 4033 Beaver Lane
Port Charlotte.
DENTAL ASSISTANT for pro-
gressive office, Assist. Doctor LPN 32 hours weekly, M-F.
with all patient care. Promo- ALF, no thrid shift. Punta
tions, raises, bonuses match Gorda Elderly Care Center,
your contribution to our office. 2295 Shreve St., PG, (941-
Are you hard working, kind, 575-9390
detailed, caring and like peo-
ple... it's for you. Looking for LPN/RN FULL TIME NEEDED
the right person with the right FOR BUSY INTERNAL MEDI-
attitude and ability. Fax CINE OFFICE. COMPETITIVE
resume to 941-743-8448. SALARY WITH BENEFITS
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DENTAL ASSISTANT, CDA or
expanded duties w/exper..
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w/exp. Established solo prac-
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DENTAL ASSISTANT-Certi- ing Home is seeking
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required. Quality solo practice tam. We offer premium
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team player. Full time or Ins. for all full time
Part Time 941-639-8030 employees after 90 days
probationary period.
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needed full time. Permanent ALL SHIFTS
position, Mon. thru Thurs., Work where you can
with a progressive practice make a difference.
in a modern state of the Apply in person to:
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team centered focus. LUKE HAVEN
Dr. R. Boyd Gilleland.
Call Debbi at: 910 TAMIAMI TRAIL,
(941)-627-9900 VENICE, FL or call
486-5471 to make appt.
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care. Professional work envi-
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State Veterans Resources 941-485-1837
Nursing Home
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evenings & weekends.
Apply in person @ 21281
Grayton Terrace, Port Char-
lotte. Monday Friday. 8:00
AM to 5:00 PM.
EOE M F DV

Experienced
A.R.N.P. / P.A.
Established PCP Practice
Full Time/Part Time
Excellent Career Oppty
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Excellent Growth Potential
Professional work environment

Fax or email resume in
confidence to:
(941)423-9422
physiciansoffice@lycos.com

FILE CLERK needed for busy
cardiology practice -filing exp.
necessary. Salary commensu-
rate with experience. Fax
resume to: (941) 629-1737

FRONT OFFICE- FT. Check-In
& Check-Out. Medical office
experience and coding knowl-
edge preferred. Excellent cus-
tomer service skills a must.
Competitive pay and benefits.
Send resume to Jan at:
19531 TOLEDO BLADE
BLVD., PC 33948 OR FAX TO:
(941) 766-7999
FT/PT COLLECTION
CLERK & MED. SECRE-
TARY FOR PED. OFFICE.
MED. MGR. &/OR COLLEC-
TION MODULE EXP. NEC.
CALL DIANE 625-4919


GROWING NEUROLOGY PRAC-
TICE hiring a MEDICAL and
CLERICAL Assistant. Fax
resume to 941-764-6494
HHA/CNA
Fast growing private duty
agency has immediate
openings. Call Pat at Nursing
Resources at 941-485-1837

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WEEKENDS
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we have IMMEDIATE shifts
available. If you can work 2
shifts or more per month, we
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*Stock Purchase Plan *401k
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*Minimum of one year acute
care experience in hospital
setting
*BLS Certification required


PHONE TODAY!
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COORDINATOR


Englewood health care
is seeking a nurse to
join our nursing man-
agement team as long
term care coordinator
to assist PPS coordina-
tor in the RAI process.
Apply In person
Englewood
Healthcare
1111 Drury Ln
Englewood. FL 54224
or call
474-9371

Medical

Ready to take your
healthcare career
to new heights?

*Registered Nurse -
Clinical Manager
Medicare HH exp. and
supervisory exp. required
*Physical Therapists (FT
and Per Diem)
*Occupational and Speech
Therapists (Per Diem)

Benefits include: Medical/den-
tal/vision insurance, 401(k),
ESPP, PTO and free CEUs at
Gentiva University.

Call 1-866-436-8482 or
email
portia.anderson@gentiva.com

Come home to Gentiva.
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EOE


STAFFING
STAFFING


2030 MEDICAL 2030 MEDICAL 2030 MEDICAL 2030 MEDICAL


Medical

Sarasota Memorial
Healthcare System
has the following openings:

*Psychiatric Nurse
Manager/Education
*Clinical Educator-OR
Clincal Coordinator-ER
Nights
*CNS-Surgical
*IV Team RN-Experienced
*EP Nurse-Experienced
*Experienced Night RN's-
Critical Care, Cardiac, Oncol-
ogy, Surgical Acute, Renal
Diabetic Wound Care,
Urology/Neurology
*Family Resource
Specialist-Early Steps
*Primary Service
Coordinator-Early Steps
*Medical Records Clerk II
*Respiratory Therapist
*Medical Technologist
*Phlebotomist-Per Diem
SChild CareTeacher
CDA/CDS

We offer a competitive
salary and a comprehen-
sive, flexible benefit pro-
gram. For immediate con-
sideration, please con-
tact: Human Resources,
Sarasota Memorial
Healthcare System, 1852
Hillview, Sarasota, FL,
34239. (941) 917-1402
or 800-531-6891
Fax (941) 917-2211
We are an equal
opportunity employer




Famy HethCenters


Medical Assistants/
LPNs

Both front and back office
duties. Certification or
previous physician office
experience required.
Competitive compensation
and great benefits.
Please respond to:
Family Health Centers
P.O. Box 1357
Fort Myers, FL 33902
Fax to: (239) 278-3203
E-Mail to:
fmjobs@hcnetwork.ore
EOE/ DFWP

Medical Front Office

Florida Cancer Specialists is
seeking a dependable team
player to handle multiple cleri-
cal tasks for our Port Char-
lotte office. Prior medical front
office experience preferred,
excellent customer service
and communication skills
required along with the ability'
to answer amulti-line phone.
system. Experience with Med-
ical Manager System is pre-
ferred. Great work environ-
ment and benefits. Fax your
resume to Office Mgr
766-1146.
EEO /.DFWP
Medical Front Office

Florida Cancer Specialists'
Port Charlotte Office is seek-
ing a dependable team player
to work 3 days per week
(24 hours) on Monday,
Thursday and Fridays han-
dling multiple clerical tasks.
Prior,medical office or hospi-
tal experience, excellent cus-
tomer service, and communi-
cation skills are required along
with the ability to answer a
multi-line phone system.
Experience with Medical Man-
ager System is highly pre-
ferred. Paid Time Off benefits
available. Please fax your
resume to: Office Mgr. at
766-1146 or e-mail to
resumes@flcancer.com
EEO/ DFWP

MEDICAL RECORDS
CLERK/FRONT DESK
RECEPTIONIST needed for
high volume/fast paced cardi-
ology practice medical filing
exp. necessary.. Good
salary/benefits including
401(k). Fax resume to 941-
629-1737


MEDICAL BILLING. HIGHER
STARTING SALARY. BENE-
FIT PACKAGE. FAX
RESUME TO 941-627-
5377
Mental Health
Integrity
At Wexford Health Sources,
Inc., we believe that all people
have the right to quality
healthcare. We do not judge
or discriminate; e care for
those in need by providing
direct access to healthcare
services. Join us in the most
noble mission of your career.
We now seek

BEHAVIORAL
SPECIALISTS
Licensed Mental Health Coun-
selor, licensed Clinical Social
Worker, licensed Marriage
and Family Therapist opr Reg-
istered Intern

Charlotte Correctional
Institution, Punta Gorda

Wexford Health Sources, Inc.
is a privately owned national
provider of contracted med-
ical services for correctional
facilities. We offer competitive
salaries and benefits, and a
truly rewarding environment
that promotes the essence of
caring. Please apply to:
bpurcell@wexfordhealth.com
Fax: 888-937-4471
Phone: 800-903-3616
EOE




Mental Health
Integrity
At Wexford Health Sources,
Inc., we believe that all people
have the right to quality
healthcare.'We do not judge
or discriminate; we care for
those in need by providing
direct access to healthcare
services. Join us in the most
noble mission of your career.
We now seek:,

BEHAVIORAL
SPECIALISTS
Licensed Mental Health Coun-
selor, licensed Clinical Social
Worker, licensed Marriage
and Family Therapist opr Reg-
istered Intern'

DeSoto Correctional
Institution, Arcadia

Wexford Health Sources, Inc.
is a privately owned national
provider of contracted med-
ical services for correctional
facilities. We offer competitive
salaries and benefits, and.a
truly rewarding environment
that promotes the essence of
caring. Please apply to:
,- ,, h.:..-llh-:- -r

Phone: 800-903-3616
EOE




NURSING

11PM 7AM.
LPN'S & RN'S

P/T ACTIVITIES
ASSISTANT

REHAB DEPTJ
COTA PART TME
PTA FULL TIME
PT/OT/SPEECH
THERAPIST

Competitive Pay
Full Health
Insurance Cover-
age Available
401(k)

Apply at HQM in
Port Charlotte
4033 Beaver Lane
Port Charlotte.


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Sales


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SAM SELTZER'S IS SEEKING TALENTED PERSONNEL FOR OUR
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ASSISTANT KITCHEN MANAGERS,
GRILL COOKS, LINE COOKS & PREP
COOKS, DISHWASHERS, BAKERS,
BARTENDERS, RECEPTIONISTS,
SERVERS, BUSSERS

High volume restaurant experience required
Please apply In person
Monday-Friday: 9am-3pm & 5pm-7pm Sar.rda. li3m-4pm
1441 Tamlaml Trall Port Charlotte. FL 33948
(Located In the Port Charlotte Town C terry Mall)







2 STEAKHOUSE
S-LF ; ; ,


Nursing
RNs & LPNs
Port Charlotte

NO PATIENT
CARE INVOLVED!
Full Time. Put your clinical
skills and exp. to work. We will
train you to perform medical
chart audits. Basic computer
skills necessary. You can
expect to receive not only a
competitive starting salary
and F/T benefits, but also:
MON-FRI DAYS, NO NIGHTS &
NO HOLIDAYS! For considera-
tion, please FAX resume to
(847) 925-0893. EOE.
NURSES FT 11PM TO 7AM
SHIFT Needed for a 79 bed
SNF. If you like geriatrics
come join the Hardee Manor
Healthcare Team. Apply in per-
son or by fax. SIGN ON
BONUS
Hardee Manor
Healthcare Center
401 Orange Place
Wauchula, Fl 33873
Ph 863/773-3231
Fax 863/773-0959


PATIENT SERVICE
CENTER SUPERVISOR

DSI Laboratories, a growing
regional reference and hospi-
tal based laboratory, is seek,
ing a Patient Service Center'
Supervisor to coordinate the
daily activities of PSC's in
Sarasota, Englewood and Port
Charlotte.

Responsibilities include all
training, travel between facili-
ties and general supervision of
the centers. Candidates must
have Phlebotomy experience,
knowledge of laboratory
billing procedures and an
excellent understanding of
medical terminology. Profi-
ciency in MS Word and Excel
required. -

We offer a competitive wages
and immediate eligibility for
benefits Interested candi-
dates can e-mail or fax
resume to:

DSI LABORATORIES;
Attn: Human Resources
12700 Westlinks Drive
Ft. Myers, FL 33913
email:
,karen.quick@dsilabs.com
(239) 561-8219 or 561-8205
Fax: (239) 561-8236
Equal Opportunity Employer
Drug-free Workplace
PHYSICAL THERAPIST
Currently seeking a full-time
PT at a busy skilled outpatient
facility. New grads welcome,
exc. salary & benefits. Call
(941)-575-8228 or fax
resume to 941-575-9743.
PHYSICAL THERAPIST"
Very busy 1r i. "ii r'l ,i ,ri t.,;pe-
dic practice I:oo: ii. li:.r FT rt)
join our team. Competative
salary & Benefits. Please call
(941)915-7101
PHYSICAL THERAPY Clinic /
Health Club now hiring:
Receptionist, Physical
Therapy Aid, Physical
Therapist Assistant, Physi-
cal Therapist, Sales Man-
ager. Expanding into brand
new facility. Full & P/T posi-
tions available. Fax resume to:
941-743-8850.


PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Journeys Home Care, an
expanding Medicare certi-
fied home care agency, is
seeking a PRN Physical
Therapist to be responsible
for the provision, direction,
and evaluation of skilled
therapy intervention in the
treatment of the patient's ill-
ness, rehabilitative needs
and preventative care. Addi-
tional responsibilities
include providing supervi-
sion and coordination of
patient services as required.

Selected applicant will be a
a graduate from a Physical
Therapy program approved
by the American Physical
Therapy Association, the
Committee of Allied health
Education and Accreditation
of the Medical Association,
or the Council on Medical.
Education of the American
Medical Association. Candi-
dates must have current
Florida license/registration
and a minimum of one (1)
year acute care or home
care experience. Knowledge
of State and Federal Regula-
tions/ reimbursement guide-
lines preferred.

Bilingual (Spanish) wel-
comed. Our healthcare pro-
fessionals receive an excel-
lent wage. We-offer our full-
time employees a benefit
package which includes
Paid Health/Dental/Life
Insurance. Retirement Plan,
Tuition Reimbursement,
Mileage Reimbursement and
26 Paid Vachtion/Holidays
per Year. For immediate
consideration, please for-
ward your resume to Mary
Harris in Human Resources.
Fax: 941-552-5990. Email:
Mary Harris,
mharris@hospice-swf.org or
mail to 6310 Capital Drive,
Suite 100, -Bradenton, FL
34202.
No phone calls please.
EOE

Journeys HomeCare

See pur website at
hospice-swf.org
for more information.

POSITIONS available immedi-
ately for fast paced medical
practice: Receptionist w/
good people skills, Nurse, RN
or LPN, & Medical Transcrip-
tionist. Mon. Fri. No week-
ends. Full time with benefits.
Fax resume 629-7729
RADIOLOGY TRANSCRIP-
TIONIST FT. Experience nec-
essary. 5 days a week in
house required for family prac-
tice. Great benefits in a nice
i :..o r, iro:ni,nn ,r. Port Char-
1.:,. i~,-rj PF) i :. fax resume
to Amy (941)-639-4200

RN's/LPN's FT & PT, 3-11,
every weekend 7-3, PT, 11-
7, CNA's FT 3-11 & PT7-3
SIGN ON BONUS FOR FT
Apply at Quality Health-
care Center 6940 Pan
American Dr. North Port


GET RESULTS -
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2030 MEDICAL 2030 MEDICAL 2040 RESTAURANT/
HOTEL
l U n STATE of Florida Residential
Juvenile Correctional Facility BOCA BAY PASS CLUB on
located in Arcadia has imme- Boca Grande is now accept-
diate openings for the folllow- ing applications for the
60 Bed Skilled Nursing ing positions: Houseparents following position:
Home is looking for a (Correctional Officers); Group Dishwashers. We offer exc.
self-starter, highly moti- Treatment Leaders; Rehabilita- wages, meals and bridge toll
vated and organized indi- tion Therapist; LPN's; RN reimbursement, along with a
vidual for Supervisor; RN Specialist; great work environment!
Psychological Specialist; Please call (941-964-0769
IU V Senior Psychologist. Exc. Ben- for more info and directions.
1*1 Pefits. Contact Human habla espanol EOE DFWP
Resources (863) 491-5367
Excellent benefits pkg ext 2251 Or apply at BOCA GRANDE BAKING
Excellent benefitsng pay. Pay httos://eolefirst.mvflorida.c COMPANY is hiring for
and starting pay. Pay PT counter help. Coffee
commensurate with om Central Region Desoto PT counter help. Coffee
oentrack record. No County. AA/EOE/ADA- House/Bakery Experience
proven track record. No & References preferred. Con-
waiting period for benefits. STAFF DEVELOPER RN or tact Violet
Contact Kathy Margraf, LPN is needed at local nursing 941-964-5818 or
HR Director at 486-5463 home. Experience preferred. 270-7525 Lv. Msg.
or fax resume to 484-0407 Excellent pay & benefits.
Apply at Heritage Health Care
Apply in person to: Center 1026 Albee Farm Rd.,
920 TAMIAMI TRAIL Venice, FL. (941)-484-0425
VENICE, FL BON SECOURS PLACE
E Drug Free orkplaceWEEKEND & Wednesdays, 18400 Toledo Blade Blvd.
8am-7pm, exp. care giver for Port Charlotte
Dementia and elderly resis-
dent, private small home in COOK/UTILITY
For Charlotte. 941-764-9653 Full Time, Day
Full Time, Day Shift


60 Bed Skilled Nursing
Home is seeking individ-
uals to join their team.




We offer premium pay
and pay for experience.
We offer a full benefits
package, Medical, dental
Ins., 403B Retirement
Plan, Disability ins. and a
free $40,000 Life Insur-
ance Policy for all full
time employees after 90
days. Work where you
can make a difference.
Apply in person to:
910 TAMIAMI TRAIL
VENICE, FL or call
486-5471 to make appt.
EOE Drug Free Workplace


RNS/LPNS

FT 3-11
Need skilled & com-
passonate Nurses
for 120 bed skilled,
nursing facility.
Great benefits.
/
Apply in person
Englewood
Healthcare
1111 Drury Ln.
Englewood, FL 34224
or call
474-9371

SOCIAL WORKER for 180
bed LTC facility, excellent
salary and benefits. Apply at
Charlotte Harbor Healthcare,
4000 Kings Highway, Char-
,lotte Harbor. EOE Drug Free
Workplace.



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through our Sincerus Care Philosophy. Join
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*PTs & PTAs FT & Per Diem

*OTs Per Diem

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*RN Case Managers
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*Admission Nurse
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*Community Liaison
Charlotte County
Dynamic individual needed w/ sales &
business development exp. Develop referral
base, community education and referral
intakes. Entry level medical sales. Must have
outside business to business sales exp.
**New increased competitive
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forward resume to: 628 N. Indiana Ave.,
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2035 MUSICAL

Keyboardist/Vocalist ?
The BoogieMen
766-1398
VOCALIST or player w/vocals
needed for est. duo, must
cover all styles. Steady work.
(941)-268-1982

2040 RESTAURANT/
HOTEL

A rare opportunity is available
for a talented working Dining
Room Manager. We are an
established prestigious pri-
vate club with a new kitchen
and dining facilities. Private
club or hotel experience is
helpful. Excellent salary and
benefits. To inquire call
(941)492-9600 Ext. 122 or
fax resume to (941)492-
9662. Drug Free Workplace.
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
Wing City hiring FT/PT Cooks.
2390 Tamiami Trail, P.C. 941-
629-5533

All Restaurant posi-
tions. Now hiring for
upscale Restaurant in
Osprey. Cafe 16/60.
Apply in person
9-5, M-F, 1660 S. Tami-
ami Tr., in Osprey. .

BAR TENDER/ Wait Staff,
Experienced, full time, wknds.
nights. Good pay & tips. Apply
in person: Portside Tavern,
3636 Tamiami Trail, Port
Charlotte.
BARTENDER, Charlie's Pub.
3496 Tamiami Tr. PC. Apply in
person between 9am -Noon.
No phone calls.
BARTENDERS, E p.r..,-,.,l
Full & Part time hgri ; ,:,:,
wages & tips. Apply in person
between lO0am-Noon to: PJ's
Grill & Lounge, Harbour
Heights (941)-743-0991

Classified = Sales


Requires 3 years restaurant
or other commercial food
service experience. Must be
able to obtain a Florida state
sanitation certification.

Full benefits after satisfactory
probation period.
Contact Ron Creger 941-255-
2003 Mon.-Fri., 8am-3pm.
EOE/DFWP
CAP'N AND THE COWBOY
Now hiring, Daytime Servers.
Also hiring Banquet Servers &
Experienced Line Cooks.
Apply in person 2200 Kings
Hwy., Maple Leaf Plaza. Pt.
Charlotte.

CASES GRILL
AND TAVERN
Opening Soon!!!!
Casey's is looking for spir-
ited "can do" Front of the
House and Back of the
House players to join what
will be the newest dining
sensation in Venice!! Come
and join us as we set new
standards for dining and fun!
Apply in person at 900 Vene-
tia Bay Blvd across from the
Hampton Inn and Northern
Trust Bank between 10am
and 2pm Mon. thru Sun.
S(941)486-0061
CASHIERS & SANDWICH MAK-
ERS for SUBWAY. Good pay.
Experience necessary. Apply
in person to: Kings Am
Port Charlotte
Cook Ft/Pt Fun atmosphere
Great pay
Arcadia Oaks
1013 E. Gibson St.
Arcadia, FI 34266
863-993-9760

COOKS & SERVERS P/T,
needed for busy restau-
rant. Apply 992 Tamiami
Tr. PC. 941-624-0161


Apply in person only
Presseller Delicatessen
209 W Olympia Ave.
Downtown Punta Gorda


At Pl I,


GREAT OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADVANCEMENT
FOR THE MOTIVATED WORKER!
1st 2nd & 3rd Shifts Available Immediately:

* 2nd shift earns.$.75 cents more per hour as a shift premium.
* 3rd shift earns $1.00 more per hour as a shift premium.

Glass Workers
We are seeking Glass Workers to process glass before it is assembled in
windows and doors. Necessary work includes cutting, laminating,
tempering and insulation. The qualified candidates must possess
measuring skills and be able to stand for an entire shift with the capability
of lifting up to 75 pounds on a regular basis. Previous window
assembly/glass handling experience a plus.

Manufacturing Assemblers
We are seeking Manufacturing Assemblers to perform line assembly
operations to mass-produce products. Necessary work includes cutting,
screwing, clipping, cementing or otherwise fastening parts together, using
hand/power tools or tending machines. The qualified candidates must
possess measuring skills and be able to stand for an entire shift with the
capability of lifting up to 75 pounds on a regular basis. Previous window
assembly/glass handling experience a plus.

Shipping Support Specialists
We are seeking Shipping Support Specialists to transport finished goods
from production lines, package products, and load products on trucks for
delivery to the customer. Other responsibilities include running reports
and managing products loaded onto trucks. The qualified candidates must
possess measuring skills and have the ability to stand for an entire shift
and pull hand truck loaded with finished goods to warehouse as well as
lift 100 pounds on a regular basis. Previous shipping support/distribution
experience a plus.

All positions require proven longevity and dependability in previous
positions.


Come see everything PGT has to offi
* Competitive Pay
* Quarterly Bonus Program
* Formal Career Paths
* Medical/Dental
* Matching 401K Plan


Apply in person, Monday-Friday,
7:30am-5:00pm, at: PGT Industries,
1070 Technology Drive, Nokomis
(exit 195, off 1-75). Email:
recruiting@pgtindustries.com.
Fax: (941) 486-0809.
Jobline: (941) 480-0650 (Option 5).


* Tuition Reimbursement
Computer Purchase Assistance
* Subsidized Fitness Programs
* Product Discounts & More


PGT

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Sunday. Jan. 23. 2005, Real Estate Classified


2040 RESTAURANT/
HOTEL

COOKS
DISHWASHERS
SERVERS
NIGHTS &
WEEKENDS




od Counlry Store
Apply in Person
800 Kings Highway
Port Charlotte

DAYS INN
HOUSEKEEPING
Apply in person:
1941 Tamiafni Trail P.C.
JOHNY'S DINER
& PUB
Now Hiring:
COOKS PM SHIFT,
DISHWASHER,
BREAKFAST BUFFET
HOSTESS
Apply in person:
1951 Tamiami Trail, P.C.

DISHWASHER P/T EVES
Experienced F/T LINE COOK
Apply in person
BARNACLE BILL'S
2901 Placida Rd,
DISHWASHERS/PREP wanted
PT. Apply in person after 3:30
Briandi's Restaurant, 202 S.
Trail, Nokomis
Domino's Pizza -
Arcadia, Englewood
eJust how much CASH did
you take home from your job
today? Deliver part time for
the #1 pizza delivery Compa-
ny in the world and make full
time income up to $500 per
week, including CASH tips
and mileage!
Join the Winning Team -
apply in person at the
Arcadia and Englewood
locations!
EXP. COOKS, SERVERS &
prep. Apply in person: Nav-a-
gator, just off Kings Hwy.
(941) 627-3474.
FISHERY RESTAURANT Now
Hiring Day Busser, also Part
Time Waitstaff Hostess
Dishwasher & cashier.
Please apply in person:
13000 Fishery Rd. Placida.
(941-697-2451

FRONT GATE Officers &
Graveyard rover patrol for
the Boca Grande Club.
Flexibility a plus. PT/FT,
bridge toll paid. Call Phil at
941-964-2211

Full Time Cook, Breakfast &
Lunch wanted. Apply at: Engle-
S .,:-,,:,,j :,:-- i:i ,j 7' rle,
C r : i r,:i, :i i
GATORZ BAR & GRILL, The
best working environment in
town, is hiring Managers &
Waitstaff. Apply in person:
3816 Tamiami Trail, Port Char-
lotte between 9am-3pm
Harpoon Harry's
Waterfront Restaurant
Now hiring
Line Cooks, Janitorial
Bussers, Runners, Valet
Dishwashers
Apply in person, Fishermen's
Village, 1200 W. Retta
Esplanade, Punta Gorda.
HIRING 2 positions: F/T
days Cooking in the best
Italian Restaurant in Port Char-
lotte, Great hours, Premium
pay. Sign on bonus. F/T
nights Ekpediter/ Line
Cook. Great hours, Premium
pay. Sign on bonus.
Donatos, Murdock Carousel
Plaza (near Blockbuster &
'Shells) 941-764-1006.
HIRING FT & PT STAFF:
Tropical Smoothie-Cafe opening
soon at the Port Charlotte Town
Center Mall. (941)-629-3726
for more information,


2040 RESTAURANT/
HOTEL




PU

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ITALIAN
BISTRO
Opening
March 2005

New Look!
New Opportunity!
New Atmosphere!

Shift Leaders
Cooks
Production
Order Takers
Hosts Hostess
Delivery Drivers

Pizza Hut Italian Bistro is an
exciting new concept with a
complete new menu, casu-
al dining style service, in an
entirely redesigned restau-
rant.
Insurance benefits, 401k
and vacation available.
Opening in March in Port
Charlotte and Punta Gorda.
Please apply at Pizza Hut
4200 Tamiami Tr,
Port Charlotte.
EOE DFWP


KITCHEN
STAFF

WCI's Venetian Golf &
River Club is now hiring ull
& part-time Cooks and
Dishwashers! Full-time
employees receive great
benefits, tuition reimburse-
ment and golf discounts.

For more information
please call 941-412-9550
EOE/DFWP

Looking for experienced
Cook. Apply in person:
14512 Tamiami Trail

*SERVERS
*DISH
*COOKS
*Night maint.
FT/PT



Od Country Store
APPLY IN PERSON
at Cracker Barrel
445 Commercial Ct.

MANAGER Local fast casual
franchise seeking individual
with solid management skills
& experience. Progressive
equity possible. Call (941)
228-4373 for more info.
MONTY'S RESTAURANT, Now
accepting' applications for
experienced: PIZZA PERSON
LINE COOK, SERVER & DELIV-
ERY DRIVERS. Please apply in
person between 2-5PM, 2310
Tamiami Trail, PG

Call I-I -.,



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will
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629-8256
or
483-4848
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2040 RESTAURANT/
HOTEL





Better Ingredients.
Better Pizza.
NEW YEAR'S
RESOLUTION
START THE YEAR OFF
WITH AN AWESOME
OPPORTUNITY AT
ONE OF THE FASTEST
GROWING PIZZA
CHAINS IN AMERICA

MANAGEMENT
TRAINING PROGRAM!

DRIVERS AND INSIDERS

Managers & Assistant
Managers
Competative Salary -
Great Benefits Package
(Includes Health, Life,
Dental & Vision
Insurance, 401K,
Vacation and more)
$$$ Monthly Manager
Bonuses $$$

Drivers-Insiders-Shift
Managers
(health reimbursement
program advancement
opportunities)

HAVE FUN WHILE EARNING
EXTRA MONEY

Applications taken at the
following locations:
1900 Tamiami Tr.
Port Charlotte
1223 US 41 Bypass
South Venice
11951 S. MbCall Rd.
Englewood

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
EMPLOYER
NOW HIRING
AM HOSTESS
AM SANDWICH MAKER
Apply in person:
Olde World Restaurant,
14415 S. Tamiami Tr, N Port
NOW HIRING Cocktail Servers,
Bar Tenders, Manager & DJ
for upscale, night club. Call
Debbie 941-613-4020
NOW HIRING day shift,
Skyview Cafe at Charlotte Co.
Airport, bldg 317. Apply in
person.
NOW HIRING SERVERS &
HOSTESSES. Apply in per-
son: Bob Evans. 4080 Tamia-
mi Tr, Charlotte Harbor.
Now hiring MANAGERS and
ALL POSITIONS. Apply in per-
son, Clock Restaurant, 1121
E. Oak St: Arcadia.
NOW HIRING Servers & Prep
Cook for upscale restaurant
House Of Prime. Call Debbie,
(941)613-4020



McDonaides

NOW HIRING:
ALL SHIFTS

Apply anytime.


2040 RESTAURANT/ 2050 SKILLED TRADES 2050 SKILLED TRADES
HOTEL
2 positions available -Experi- AUTO BODY & EXPERI-
Porto Bello at Latitudes enced Loader operator ENCED PAINTERS HELPER
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Now hiring. Apply in person: Al CABINETS is now hiring PAI R AND BODY
Lastanza Restaurant builders, laminators & REPAIR
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Englewood. 4186 Kings Hwy. P.C. Palm Automall, the largest
automotive dealership in S.W.
SERVERS/PIZZA AC Commercial Service Florida with ten franchises,
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S COOKS needed for exploding Service stores and truck center is
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with $500 Sign-On bonus for and dental benefits, life insur-
STUFF A BELLY DINER qualified person. Contact Ser- ance, 401k, paid vacations
Now Hiring: COOKS, Host- vice Dept. @239-939-4502 and a yearly matching fund
esses & Servers. All Shifts & bonus!
Excellent pay. Apply 14525 A/C HELPER & INSTALLER Please apply in person at
Tamiami Trail, North Port needed. Apply in person, M- F, Chevy, Chrysler or Toyota
(941)426-9885 9am-4pm at: 17324 Seymour stores. No phone calls accept-
SUBWAY NOW HIRING Aye, P.C. (941)-629-2863 ed. 1901 Tamiami Trail Punta
All Positions available. Apply in ADAMS HOMES has imme- Gorda, FL. EOE/DFWP
person: 3941 Tamiami Trail, diate openings for qualified AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC
Unit 3169, Punta Gorda CONSTRUCTION needed immediately. Experi-
T.G.I. FRIDAYS SUPERINTENDENTS enced with own tools. Salary
T.Now HiF S with at least 3 yrs. exp. in the negotiable. (941)-639-2894
Now Hiring field. Fax resume attn.
Line Cooks & Servers Dave Paulson (941)426-7443 BLOCK MASONS, LABORERS
Apply in Person: GOOD PAY & STEADY WORK
18600 Veterans Blvd P.C. AIR BRUSH TECHNICIAN for MUST BE HARD WORKER &
(941)-625-2225 new motorcycle detail shop. HAVE DRIVERS LICENSE.
TOMMY'S- VENICE (941)-624-5610 CALL 941-815-8610
Cash everyday $$$ ALUMINUM CONSTRUC- or 941-429-6506
Cooks, Servers TION help needed. Experi- Boat Rigger Large boat deal-
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work and make money! (941)- enced, rigger. Must be able to
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basic understanding of boat
e for ALUMINUM INSTALLERS, & systems. Good pay, and full
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Apply in person to: needed for all phases of alu-
VILLAGE ON THE ISLE minum. Immediate employ TRI-AXLE Dump Truck Drivers
930 TAMIAMI TRAIL ment for Aluminum Designs needed (2), building housepa-
VENICE, FL or call Experts, 1602 Market Circle, ds in North Port area. WANT-
486-5456 for appt. Unit 3, P.C. (941)-627-9294 ED: Truck foreman, lots of
EOE Drug Free Workplace experience. Good pay for the
ALUMINUM INSTALLERS right person. (941)-628-1460
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Entrys, Carports, Screen
Rooms, etc. Must have experi- in N Port. Loader & track
ence, truck, & tools. Medical hoe operator needed.
Benefits. (941)-629-3490 Class A license & exp
required. Good pay for the
ALUMINUM INSTALLER, right person. (941)628-1460
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HOW MUCH? wages fr e seeking self motivated service
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18320-D Paulson Dr. Pt. Char
viduals, including a Fresh Exp preferred or mech. 18320-au Dr har
and Exciting work enviro- inclined. Call 9-5 Mon-Fri. CARPENTER & CARPENTERS
ment. You'll find this and a (941)429-2299 North Port HELPER needed in Englewood
whole lot more at the area $1018r. 40 hr. work
DENNY'S inmMurdock. ASSISTANT SUPERINTEN- area. $10-$18/r. 40 hr. work
COOKS WANTE- DENT/Punch Person needed week. A weeks paid vacation
for North Port Production after 1 yr. IRA avail. (941)473-
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bonus $100 preferred. Fax resume to CABINET


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A Drug-free Workplace.
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Experienced Housekeepers sanitization trade Primary or
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. AUTO BODY/COLLISION
Very busy shop hiring all posi-
tions. Great pay & benefits.
Call M-F 941-475-9944


INSTALLERS
Exp. req'd, re-face/replace.
Trans. & tools req. Excellent
pay. Call 941-625-8003


2050 SKILLED TRADES

CABINET SHOP has Immedi-
ate openings for Counter Top
Builder, Installer, Cabinet
Builder & Delivery Truck Dri-
ver. Apply in person: 6601
Taylor Road, P.G.
Cabinet Installers needed.
Experienced Subcontractors
and In House preferred.
(239)-770-8560
CABINET SHOP has immedi-
ate openings for Shop Help &
Installers. Top pay for experi-
ence. Please call (941-623-
0002.
Carpenters/Framers wanted
for N. Port area. Steady work,
OT, pd vac, health &'dental
benefits. (941)916-5208
CARPENTERS & HELPERS
new construction, local
work, top pay. Call Gary,
941-815-1912.
CARPENTERS & HELPERS
needed for new construction
framing. Top pay & local work.
Must have own tools & trans-
portation. 941-626-0869
INSTALLERS
Carpet, Wood & Ceramic
Needed for established
large flooring company.
Experience a must. Great
benefits & income oppor-
tunities. Apply in person
MANASOTA FLOORING
2247 S. Tamiami Trail,
Venice or call Helen at
941-493-7441
CARPENTERS, EXP. NEC.
New Residential framing,
steady work, Top pay. North
Port area. 941-628-6179
CARPENTERS & CARPENTER
HELPERS WANTED
Valid drivers lic, tools &
trans. required. 475-7641
CARPENTERS Experienced
framing carpenter/helper,
Englewood area.
Own transportation req.
(941)475-3736
Carpenters & Helpers. North
Port to Venice. Top pay, insur-
ance, 40 hr./wk. Must have
hand tools & transportation.
Call (941)-4754725
CARPENTERS- Lead & Experi-
enced ONLY. Work from North
Port to Punta Gorda. Hand
tools & transportation a must.
Call 941-628-4746
CARPENTERS TOP PAY
EXPERIENCED FOR
FRAMING IN ROTONDA AREA.
(941) 662-0152 JOSHUA
C. JOHNSON BUILDER, INC.
CARPENTERS EXPERIENCED
Interior Trim Installers
needed. Quality minded
people with.strong atten-
tion to detail. Excellent pay
& benefits. Drug Free
Workplace. Fax resume to
941-484-9593 or apply in
person KIMAL LUMBER
400 Riverview Dr. Nokomis
CARPENTERS HELPER/LABOR-
ERS for long est. remodeling
Co. Trans. req. Good pay/bene-
fits. DFWP (941)484-5433
CARPENTERS with framing
experience. Top pay. Call 941-
743-0131
CARPET & VINYL
INSTALLERS, WANTED
863-993-9010
CARPET INSTALLERS needed.
FT ,work. Must have legal doc-
uments & transportation.
(941)-486-0844 ask for Pete.


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TRIM Carpenters for cus- drivers NOW! No exp. need-
tom home builder. ed. School financing avail, if
Call (941)626-7018 qualified. No CDL? No prob-
CDL, CLASS B, HAZMAT lem! 3 week training @ Road-
ENDORCEMENT, Mon.-Fri. master Driver's School (239)-
days. Apply 525 Nesbit St. 995-0584
Punta Gorda DRIVERS POSITIONS avail-
CDL DRIVERS/DELIVERY able for Sarasota & Charlotte
Labor intensive. Immediate Counties. Class B/CDL
benefits, Medical, Dental & required, along with current
Vision plans. Life insurance, DMV report. Benefits, major
Retirement, 401k, Paid Vaca- medical, 401K, paid vacation
tions, paid holidays, Apply at: & pension plan. Apply 3333
Seacoast Supply Acline Rd. Punta Gorda (941)
3045 S. McCall Rd. 637-4929 or 123 Jackson
Englewood, 941-474-8185 Rd., Venice. (941) 483-9090
D/F/W/P Mon Fri. 8- 4pm.
CERAMIC TILE HELPERS & DELIVERY DRIVER needed,
MECHANICS NEEDED VALID FT for Venice area. Experience
FL 'Drivers License, clean preferred. Must have Class D
record and transportation License or better. Heavy lifting
REQUIRED. 941-628-6132 required. Start immediately,
No phone calls please Apply
Certified Pest Control Opera- In person to: Badcock's in
tor: Lawn, PC & Termite. Ser- Murdock 3900 Tamiami Trail
vice tech needed. No exp.
necessary. (941)-766-1885
Direct TV Installers needed
COMMUNITY MAINTE- ASAP. Earn up to $50K. Must
NANCE HANDYMAN use own truck & tools. Paid
Painting, sign repair, light- training. Call 877-543-9540
ing & troubleshooting for ext. 707.
large upscale community.
Must be organized, agres- DOG GROOMER, Exp. in
sive, detail oriented, dedi- grooming al breeds, F/T or
cated and extremely moti-, P/T, no weekends, 629-5786
cated and extremely moti- ask for new owner Stern
vated. Electrical experi- ask for new owner Sherri
ence necessary. Compen- DRIVER CDL CLASS A for
station & benefits nego- prestigious Mobile Home com-
tiable. Send resume to pany. Full Time, Local Work.
MASTER ASSOCIATION (941)-833-0079
250 Venice Golf Club Dr
VENICE, FL 34292 Driver/ Ind contractor w/own
Full Size Cargo van for office
CONCRETE FINISHER/LABOR- product delivery. FT $550 -
ER w/valid Florida driver's $600 wk. Call 877-861-9162
license. 40 hrs/wk, 1 week or visit cci-delivery.net
paid vaca after 1 yr. DRIVER/BOBCAT OPERATOR
Pay based on experience. EXPERIENCED ONLY. Class A
(941-698-0905 CDL. Good Pay, Paid Vaca-
COPIER PRINTER *tions. Benefits available.
TECHNICIANS Call 941-915-0746
NEEDED DRYWALLERS $30/HR
Authorized Sharp, HP & Okida- TO START Please
ta dealer needs Copier & Print- Call Bruce
er Technicians. Successful (941) 626-3230
candidates must possess
strong customer service skills HANDYMEN WANTED
and be reliable. Computer and FOR LARGE PROPERTY
Networking skills are a plus. MANAGEMENT COMPANY
We are willing to train the right Call Bruce
people. (941) 626-3230

We offer top salary, auto DUMP TRUCK DRIVER
expenses, health benefits and experienced w/ B CDL. need-
a 401k program. Equal oppor- ed. Benefits, O.T., Pay Based
tunity employer.. on Experience. Apply at D.M.
Construction, 3801 E. Henry
Fax or email resumes to: St, P.G. (941)-639-3666.
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2050 SKILLED TRADES 2060 MANAGEMENT


DUMP TRUCK DRIVER, must
have Class I license. Local
work. 941-875-1450
DUMP TRUCK DRIVER,
CLASS B CDL required.
Call 863-993-0880
ELECTRICIAN- JOURNEY-
MAN & HELPERS
Exp. in all phases of residen-
tial wiring. Full time, Benefits-
Medical, Dental, & Retirement
plan. Piece work or hourly.
Call 941-627-6887
ELECTRICIANS needed
ASAP. LEADMEN, JOUR-
NEYMEN & SERVICEMEN.
Long term and disaster relat-
ed work. Call: ABC Electric
1-800-282-7093 or fax
resume (239)-936-9541
ELECTRICIANS, Seabreeze
Electric is now hiring for the
following career opportunities.
* Residential Project
Foreman
* Residential Rough &
Trim Pieceworkers
* Low Voltage Installers
* Commercial Leadman
Our Pieceworks average well
over $1,000/wk. Call today
and earn the money you
deserve. DFWP, (941)-255-
5968 or apply at: 892 Tamia-
mi Trail, Pt. Charlotte,

Electrical Underground
Construction Co. needs
experienced Directional
Drillers for Underground
Elec. Utility work in
Western FL. EOC. 941-
916-6379

ELECTRICIAN JOURNEYMAN
needed. Commercial Residen-
tial experience only need
apply. Drivers license
required. (941-639-1250
Electricians & Helpers
Wanted Pd holidays, Pd vac.,
honnases health insurance.


FRAMING & TRIM CAR-
PENTERS. Full time. No
Trusses. Good Pay. Only expe-
rienced need apply. MUST
HAVE OWN TOOLS & TRANS-
PORTATION. 941)-6282340
FRAMING CARPENTERS, Expe-
rienced Only. Insurance bene-
fits available. Must provide
own tools & transportation.
Call 941-457-2775 or after
5PM 941-629-2462
FT/PT tow truck driver/
mechanic/ service manager.
Must live in Punta Gorda area.
DFWP. 637-8355..
FUEL & SERVICE TRUCK
DRIVER for Heavy equipment.
Must have HAZMAT endorse-
ment. Call Bill at: Forsberg
Construction. 941-637-850O
EOE/DFWP
GARAGE DOOR INSTALLER
Top wages for exp. Clean dri-
ver's license. Benefits. Local
Company. Call (941)412-1883
GLAZIER Experienced, Store-
front, windows, sliding glass
doors, mirrors & showers.
Exc pay (941-473-9600
GOLF CART MECHANIC & road
tech. Full time. Benefits.
Apply in person, Gulf Carts of
Port Charlotte, 4655 Tamiami
Tr.
GOOD starting pay- local com-
pany needs dependable hard
working help. Drivers license
& carpentry exp. a must. Must
be 21. Call for interview.
(941)-575-4900
GROUNDS 'MAINTENANCE
Technician needed for fast
paced apartment community.
Knowledge of sprinkler con-
trols. a must. Maintenance
knowledge helpful. Will train
the right person. Please apply
in person to: Pines Of Punta
Gorda, 1200 Slash Pine Cir-
cle, Punta Gorda, FL. or fax


Keesling
Construction, Inc.
Area's most established
structural concrete con-
structors are currently seek-
ing personnel for the follow-
ing positions for work in the
Charlotte Co. area. Long
term, career minded, quality
conscious individuals only
need apply
*Crane operator,
*Boom Pump Operator
*Working Foreman
*Form Carpenters
*Carpenter Helpers
"Concrete Finishers
*Marine Construction
Personnel
* Masons
* Mason Tenders
Apply in person at 615
Dupont Street, Punta Gorda,
FL or call (941) 639-3166.
Drug Free Workplace

2 K
*OUTBOARD
TECHNICIANS
MARINE
RIGGERS
UFT
OPERATORS
BOAT BOTTOM
PAINTER, EXP
SBOARWASWHRS

8 Immediate openings,
fu11 time positions,
Excellent pay,
Benefits, Busy shop
Lots of work.

Call John at
941-475-6882

Or Fax resume to
941-473-7525


Longterm employ 698-9799 resume to 941-637-1242. .Royal Palm
GROWING FURNITURE STORE Marina
ELECTRICIANS requires 1 full time furniture 779 W. Wentworth
& Experienced Tech. to build and repair furni-
HELPERS w/Residential ture and touch up upholstered Englewood, FL
experience. FT perma- goods. 40 hours per week,
nent position w/full with benefits. Please call Dan
benefit package. Top 941-629-5725 Large Construction Co.
pay, valid drivers seeks sub-contractor for
license required. DFW GUTTER INSTALLER, experi- Window Installation
(941)-474-3104 enced. Must have transporta- in North Port area.
tion & tools. Call Economy Contact Vincent @
ELECTRICIANS/HELPERS, Gutter, (941)-629-0455 813-630-0528 ext. 122
wCmmercinal ork. Excelle Handyman Established LARGE PROPERTY
wages & benefits. No prehire RV manufacturer looking MANAGEMENT COMPANY
testing. Immediate positions for indiduals w/lt.
available. Call Merit Electric, for individuals w/t. Seeking dependable
(727)-7484833 or plumbing, electrcal/cabi- multi-skilled subcontrac-
1-(800)-539-3900 net exp. Wages competi- tors to complete hurri-
tive, benefits, FT. DFWP cane restoration work in
EQUIPMENT MECHANIC Mini- Ask for David 941-485-0984 Lee, Charlotte And Sara-
mum 2 yrs. experience. Must sota County. Truck &
have own tools/transporation, HEAVY EQUIPMENT tools requried. Great pay
competitive wages, benefits, MECHANIC w/own tools. Please Call Mike (941)
vacation, paid holiday. Call Bill @ Forsberg 302-1033, Kevan (941)
DFW/EOE (941)-484-0454 Construction.(941)-637-8500 724-3300 or Bruce (941)
Call 10AM-3PM EOE/DFWP 626-3230
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR HIGH PRODUCTION LOCAL CONTRACTOR seeks
experienced needed. Benefits, CABINET SHOP Seeking exp. employees for all type of
O.T., Pay Based on Experi- Highly Motivated, storm damage repair. Must
ence. Apply at D.M. Construc- INSTALLERS have drivers lic. & vehicle.
tion, 3801 E. Henry St, 'P.G. Top Pay, Great benefits. Please call (941) 627-6954
(941)-639-3666. DFWP Apply within:
Equipment operators for cit- 6522 San Casa Dr. rIRU(CK DRIVERS
rus grove operation. Job appli- Englewood. SEMI DRIVERS
cations are available at OLOADER
Orange-co 12010 NE Hwy 70, HVAC, Installer & Techs. OPERATOR
Arcadia, Fl 34266. The posi- Immediate work. Top pay MECIHNIC
tions are full time year round & benefits. Apply 4-Sea- AtIICATIC- S Etr'C
positions, with Health Insur- sons A/C, 1592 Market ACCElIU i 'EO 4AEN
NMIIX CCN(. PEfTE
ance, 401K and paid vacation. Circle, Murdock.; CLAS C.L'L) XL
Orange-co is EEO and Drug .[LC -t.s EMI LI) .PS
Free Workplace compliant HVAC INSTALLERS Commer- I AD \C iFA.
cial/Industrial, Permanent Call:
Exp. A/C Installers. Must Position, Exc. pay& Bene- 941-639-7787
have clean drivers license fits. EOE, Drug Free Wor Fu k- Beneft Pack-
Bene's after 3 mos. Call or fax place. Phone (941)485-5298, age Available
resume to (941) 625-2143 Fax 941-485-5389, or (Heath Dental,
www.amsco-ac.com t
EXPERIENCED METAL ww.a -a. Lie, Disability,
FRAMERS, piece rate, own INDEPENDENT 40
tools & transportation. DFWP, C NRA R Paid Vacation).
(239)-590-6161 CONTRACTORS EOE
Experienced person for BOAT WANTED Drug free work-
REPAIRS. Fiberglass & paint- place
ing. Punta Gorda shop (941)-'Florida Independent Delivery
639-6603 Service has a rewarding MAINTENANCE PERSON need-
EXPERIENCED PLUMBERS career opportunity available ed $8.50 to $9.00 per hour
NEEDED FOR WORK IN for professional, dependable based on experience. Flexible
NORTH PORT & PORT Owner Operators to service 25 hour week. Apply in person
CHARLOTTE. Top pay for our customers needs. Both in at: Villa Sans Souci, Retire-
skilled plumbers for all phas- -home and line haul delivery ment Community, 2305 Aaron
es. Insurance, holidays paid, specialists are desired. A sign- St., Port Charlotte. No phone
vacation. Company vehicle on bonus, outstanding earn- calls please.
provided for lead persons. ings potential, paid training,
Vaid FL Drivers License steady income, local service MAN WITH TRUCK
required. Drug Free Work- area, performance and safety As Carpenters Asst.
place, Call 1- (941)916-6381 incentives, and an available Noexpeq. Call Bruce
ask for Brad truck lease program are all a (941626-3230
part of this dynamic opportu- MARINE CONSTRUCTION
Experienced SALVAGE YARD nity! Become part of the deliv- LABORERS. No experience
help. MECHANIC w/tools, ery team for the nations #1 will train. Good
DRIVER w/CDL License, furniture retailer. For more necessary ad b it la call .
MISC. HELP. $14/hr. (941)- information contact Paul pay and benefits. Please call
639-8719 Aquilino @ (800) 496-0404 Blair at941-629-4900
ext. 3213; or fax your resume Mechanic wanted Immedi-
EXPERIENCED Water Treat- to (813) 621-7593. ate opening in Arcadia. Diesel
ment Technician; Softeners, EOE/Drug-Free Workplace. experience a plus. Drug Free
Aerators, Well Pumps & R/O
Workplace. Arcadia area only.
Installations. Service calls. WINDOW/DOOR NSTALLER/ Pay based on experience.
Excellent opportunity ($$$) for SERVICE. Exp. helpful will Please call 863/993/3733 to
the right person. Call today train. Top pay for top work. schedule an interview
629-4777. ADVANCED WINDOW
CONCEPTS. (941)480-1568 MECHANIC/WELDER imme-
EXTREMELY BUSY Stucco diate opening in Arcadia at
company looking for PLAS- INSTALLERS wanted for Sorrells Bros. Call PL at 863-
TERS & LABORER. Excellent awning Co. Top pay plus ben- 494-3066 ext. 32
pay. Transportation and expe- efits, bonus for exp. Drivers
rience a must. Guaranteed 40 lic. D/F/W/P (941-475-7699 METAL FRAMERS
hours. Call 941-625-6337 or Experienced plus Helpers
941-286-5409 INSULATION INSTALLERS with transportation.
needed. Now interviewing Call (941)724-2250
Fabricator for Granite team oriented hard workers.
Shop. Experienced only. Great pay & benefits. FL dri- NEW CONSTRUCTION
$600-$750 per week. vers lic. required. DFWP. Apply PLUMBER WANTED.
(941)-255-7866 to Davidson Insulation, 2200 941- 204-5143.
Murphy Ct. North Port. (941)-
FRAMERS experienced only 429-3600 NOVti HIRING ELECTRICIAN'S
with own transportation & hand 429-3600
& Electrician's Helper. Please
tools. Competitive pay, friend- Journeyman & Experienced call (941)-429-4900
ly work environment. Call helpers in DeSoto, Charlotte ASK FOR JENNY
(941-627-2123 ext. 105. County area. Contact D.L.
941-345-3855 or 941-365- PAINTER- Experienced
FRAMERS HELPER 1919 Must have valid drivers lic.
Tools & trans a must. Top pay & BENEFITS.
Englewood to Punta Gorda JOURNEYMAN OR PLUMBERS CERTIFIED RESTORATION
(941) 628-9781 anytime. HELPER needed. Exp. a plus 121 Coroporation Way
but not necessary, will train. Suite E, Venice or call
Framers Wanted, Truss & Call Triton Water Systems. 941-232-0473
Decking Exp, Tools and 941-235-9768.
Trans: a Must. Steady year- Painters & Foremans
round work, North Port area, needed, Must have own
call Darren 941423-6321 or Advertise Today! tools & transportation. 5
941-5864555 yrs. exp.(727)710-0638


PAINTERS, PORTOBELLO AMERICA Inc.
EXPERIENCED ONLY. has immediate opening for
Work in Venice & North Port. warehouse worker, 70 Ib lift-
Call (941)429-9828 ing requirement, fork truck
PAINTERS Must have own experience required. Apply in
transportation & tools. person 2885 Commerce Park-
Sprayers Preferred. Pt. Char way, Unit B, North Port, FL.
Sprayers Preferred. Pt. Char 941- 426-8111
area. Call 941-575-8866 941-4268111.
PAINTERS needed. Minimum Project Coordinator+ for
5 years interior experience. large commercial roofing
Immediate employment. Call contractor. 2-5 yrs. exp.
(941) 276-6952 Exp w/ acctg software,
Excel & Word. Job set up
PAINTERS WANTED, ALL thru close out. Permits, AIA
PHASES. 5 YRS.'EXP. & billings, cash
OWN TRANSP. A MUST. receipts,insurance, releas-
941460-1904 es, warranties. e-mail
Painters Wanted: resume & salary req. to
Sprayers and Exp. Painters jeanne@sutterroofing.com
Sprayersand Exp. Painters to
Fax 629-6030 PH 235-5555 or fax to 941-556-0115
Start Immed. Ablo espanol PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
CO. Needs Clean-Up
PLUMBING SERVE. TECHS Crews in Lee & Charlotte
$19.50 $25.50 Pd. Vac., County. Must have own
Hol. & Med., Retire. DFWP. truck that can pull trailer.
625-4171 Please Call Mike (941)
302-1033, Kevan (941)
Plasters, experienced needed 724-3300 or Bruce (941)
for busy Stucco Co. 626-3230
Transportation preferred. .
Call (941)468-8888 PUNCHOUT PERSON for
PLASTERS NEEDED top pay. warranty work for new home
941-270-2260 ask for Mike construction. Experience
needed. Apply at: Ideal
PLUMBERS, EXPERIENCED. Homes, 2414 Tamiami Trail,
needed. Paid holidays, med-.Unit C, Pt. Charlotte
ical, vacation. Please apply in
person 1182 C. Market Circle, PUNCHOUT'SERVICE ORDER
PC. (941-627-5520 PERSON for high end condos
on Boca Grande. Fax resume
PLUMBERS- EXPERIENCED or name/number & brief expe-
ONLY. Residential. Clean dri- rience to: (941-964-2009
ving record. Drug free work-
place. Includes benefits. Rare opportunity, $3,000
Call 941-625-9981 sign on bonus for the right
Auto Technician. Call Steve
PLUMBER at (941)408-1717.
Service Technician, Experi- mix Truck Mechanic
enced. Good benefits. Needed Ready mix Truck Mechanic
immediate. (941)474-2011 wanted pay/mfor Venice area.
Good pay/major med,
PLUMBER vacation & pension. No
Be rewarded for your Skills! engine work required.
Plumbing contractor seeking Apply 3333 Acline Rd.,
service plumber & helper. P.G. (941)637-9370 or
100% paid medical insurance, 123 Jackson Rd., Venice
dental, vision, paid life insur- (941)483-9090 ask for
ance policy, just part of our Bill, Manager
full benefit pkg! Paid uni- SAL N n d
forms, vacations, holidays. SALESPERSON needed for
Profit sharing plan provides ledoc Roofing Company.
security for you & your family. Knowledge of the roofing
Permanent, full time available industry preferred. Apply in
to those who want more out of person to: 2222 Claude Ct.,
life than just a job. Clean FL P.C. (941)-625-0800 DFWP
driver's license. D/F/W/P SECURITY ALARM CORP
Venice (941)488-2665 seeks alarm technician.
Requires valid drivers license,
PLUMBERS agility, construction knowl-
edge & team work. Competi-
tive wages, benefits, paid
CAN YOU MAKE A vacations. Come join the
DIFFERENCE IN areas #1 security company.
OUR COMPANY? Stop in to apply, 17776 Tole-
ARE QUALITY do Blade Blvd. PC. EOE
AND ATTITUDE SEPTIC INSTALLERS
IMPORTANT TO & EQUIPMENT OPERATORS
YOU? ARE YOU
YOU? ARE YOU J.L Burrow Enterprises
READY TO MAKE (941)625-2870
A MOVE? (941)625-2870
We are a customer SERVICE MECHANIC
focused plumbing compa- Crowther Roofing is looking
ny with immediate open- for a service mechanic with no
ings for PLUMBING SER- more than two years experi-
VICE TECHNICIANS AND ence; valid driver's license
CONSTRUCTION needed. Knowledge of:
MECHANICS. If you have brakes, tires, vehicle service
more than four years expe- maintenance. Own mechanic
rience tools and tool storage box
We Offer... required, 2543 Rockfill Road,
High Pay-Company Vehicle- Ft. Myers, FL.
Job Security- Paid Health &
Dental Insurance-Paid Holi- SERVICE TECH needed for
days-Paid Vacation-Bonus- construction & tree equip.
es-401k-Sign on Bonus- CDL preferred. Full benefits.
Pleasant Workplace (239) 337-5900 EOE/DFWP
For a confidential Inter- STUCCOERS,
view call 474-4474 or PLASTERS &
941-964-1070 LABORERS. TOP PAY

PLUMBERS EXPERIENCED & FOR HIRE LICENSED
HELPERS, GOOD WAGES SUB-CONTRACTORS
& BENEFITS. FOR ALL DRYWALL
(941-468-2642 WORK
PLUMBERS immediate opening. (941)-743-2171
Must have clean driving
record. good wages & benefits. CARPET &VINYT LARS
Drug Free Workplace DRYWALLERS,
Call for appt (941)-358-3355 PAINTERS, & HANDYMEN
PLUMBERS, now hiring expe- MUST HAVE OWN TOOLS
rienced First Rough Leadman. & INSURANCE
Valid Clean FL. DL. Excellent 941-484-7777
benefits. (941)-6284161
SUPERINTENDENT needed for


Plumbers
Repipers
Exceptional Pay
(941)625-2870
PLUMBERS AND HELPERS
NEEDED TO WORK CHAR. &
SARASOTA COUNTY, EXP.
NECESSARY, 423-1400
PLUMBERS, SERVICE
PLUMBERS & Qualified
Assistants. Must be motivat-
ed & have a valid FL. Drivers
License. Apply in person at:
Arrow Plumbing, 2180 9th.
St. Sarasota, FL.



Service & New Construction
Now hiring for F/T
Plumbers in Sarasota,
Charlotte, & Manatee Ctye.
$70K+ Potential 1st year
Benefits to include
Health Ins. & 401K.
Drug Free. Apply within
Bill The Plumber Inc
6020 F Deacon Rd.
Sarasota or phone
(941)-924-8418



POOL TILE SETTER
Subcontractor/employee
CALL (941)-474-2421


North Port Production Builder.
Exp. a must. Fax resume to
(941)423-9759.

TECHS NEEDED!
Palm AutoMall
We need technicians in
Toyota, Chrysler
& Chevy.
Come join our Family!
We Survived
Charley and
we're Very Busy.
Palm Automall in
Punta Gorda is
Growing and we
Need Technicians
We are the
Fastest Growing
Automall in
Southwest Florida!
Enjoy our Family
Environment,
Busy Shop,
Great Pay Plan,
Medical and
Dental, 401K and
Christmas Bonus Club.
Call Today!
Toyota, Devin O'Brian
Chrysler, Dennis Tagge
Chevy, Bob Pilgrim
941-639-1155
1-800-226-7256
DFWP / EOE

TILE SETTER Experienced,
Own truck & Driver's License.
Englewood/Venice area.
941-474-1000 or 232-8731


Port Cnarlote contractor
needs painters, carpenters TILE INSTALLER needed.
and drywallers for busy Must have experience, be
reconstruction company. licensed & insured. Apply in
Experience necessary; top person Carpet Stop, 590
pay. Must have FL drivers Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte
license. Must have own tools.
Full time work. Use of compa-
ny vehicle during work hours. Need Cash?
Drug free workplace/back Have A
ground check. Gara al
Apply in person- 17436 Sey- garage le
mour Ave. Murdock, FL.


Tire Technician TRUCK DRIVER ASST Resale
Fleet of Heavy Duty Trucks store, F/T. Perm. Benefits, M-
needs tire service man. F, experience in moving furni-
Experience preferred, ture, Class D Lic. preferred.
This position is 2nd shift 639-3162.
and full-time.
Benefits package includes WELDERS & skilled laborers
Health, Dental, Life Insurance needed for structural steel
and matching 401K. fabrication & erection. Apply
Apply in Person: at 3945 Edison Ave., Ft.
23046 Harborview Rd. Myers, 7 to 4pm. Drug Free
Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980 Smoke Free Workplace.
EOE/DFWP WELDING SHOP
Tommy's AC Large 50-year-old specialty
is hiring experienced Field contractor has opening for
is hiring experienced Field certified welder (all phases,
Techs and Installers, also hir- certified welder (all phases,
ig non experienced helpers truck and equipment). Individ-
Call 625-"270 or 575-8803 ual must be a self-starter, fab-
Caricate and creative. Experi-
and fax resume to 505-9091. ricate and creative. Experi-
ence will dictate above aver-
Transmission Installer for busy age wages and benefits. Apply
shop. Experienced w/tools in Bldg. #1 Reception area, at
preferred. General automotive 2543 Rockfill Road, Ft. Myers,
skills are a plus. Call (941) FL, 239-791-3708
815-7905 for more info
815-7905 for more nfo Will Train Granite Counter-
TREE CLIMBER, Experienced. top Fabricator. Experi-
Must have class D license. enced with hand tools.
766-9660 or 628-5323. Top pay. (941)-255-7866


WINDOW BLIND INSTALLER
needed. Experience preferred
but will train (941)766-9200
between 10am-4pm
WINDOW INSTALLER,
experienced or will train.
Own truck & tools.
Charlotte County work.
(239)-332-1501
WORKING SHOP FOREMAN
Must have own tools for
busy truck repair shop.
Strong people skills & knowl-
edge in all phases of heavy
duty truck repair a must
D.F.W.P. (941)-475-8429

2060 MANAGEMENT

MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR
& TECHNICIAN needed for
large apt. community in North
Port. A/C exp. preferred.
Good Benefits & Salary.
HOUSING INCLUDED Fax
resume to 941-429-2850 or
Call 941-429-2402


MANAGER for $W FL condo,
CAM lic. and experience
required. email resume to:
RESUMEJAN05@AOL.COM.
MANAGER for SW FL condo,
CAM lic. and experience
required. email resume to:
RESUMEJAN05@AOL.COM.
PLANT MANAGER NEEDED
to plan, direct and manage all
production, warehouse opera-
tions including quality control,
inventory, job costing/budget-
ing and safety. Douglass Fer-
tilizer & Chemical in Lake
Placid is looking to hire a
TEAM player, good pay and
benefits. Please fax resume to
863/465-2951 or email to
mbaggs@dfcinc.net Drug
Free Workplace, EOE

SEARS, ENGLEWOOD,
WAREHOUSE MANAGER
FT/PT, computer skills
nec. Call Tom at
941-468-7121


105 ARCADIA AREA 135 PORT CHARLOTTE 135 PORT CHARLOTTE 150 SARASOTA AREA
AREA AREA


Si--Sat &Sun, 8-?, 2152
-SAT. & SUN. 8AM4PM. L]Redmond St, (off 776 to
U 6971 S.W. County Rd. Como), Computer & desk,
769. Lots of tools & equip- toys, furn, free items, big
ment. A man's dream sale. christmas tree.

110 ENGLEWOOD I-SAT. & SUN, 8am-lpm,
SEN E18064 Windswept Ave.
AREA MULTI FAMILY MOVING SALE!
Furn., baby items, toys,
I-SAT & SUN, 8-5ish, household goods, baby, kid, &
D 5122 Rilke Ln. adult clothes..etc
(off of Cannon in Gulf Cove) SAT. & SUN. 8:30 -4,
I1186 Forrest Ave. Moving
Sat. & Sun., 7AM-1PM, everything must go furni-
3 E. Horton. 2 FAMILY ture, clothes,Christmas, etc.
YARD SAl F
I SAT. & SUN. 8am -6pm,
SAT/SUN8-2347 Lakeview Blvd.
SAT3SUN, 8-5pmke Moving furniture, lawn, spa,
13162 Finkle Ave, Gulf sports collectibles, tools, etc.
Cove. Furn, teen clothes,
household items, organ, books -iSAT. & SUN. 9am-5pm,
2120166 Astoria Ave.
Clothes, household & LOTS of
130 NORTH PORT misc!!
-SAT. & SUN. 9AM-5PM.
I4389 Wischamper St.
SUN ONLY8-4pm HUGE YARD Off Ackerman. Household
SALE. 5634 S. Salford. Ever: items, furniture, clothes, toys
thing must go. Used boat. & more.


-' .AT FEB. 5, 9AM ?, Jo
Bean Storage Facility
200 TENANTS garage
sale: Crafters/ Vendors
Welcomed. Reserve Space
Now! 255-0211
S-THURS SUN, 8am -
13pm, 1554 Nuremberg
Blvd. Deep Creek. Huge Mov-
ing Sale! Furniture, appli-
ances, pictures, dishes and
collectibles.

140 PUNTA GORDA
AREA

--SAT. 10 -4& SUN, 10-2,
ICharlotte Park, 329 Tar-
pon Way. ESTATE SALE Furni-
ture, electronics, clothes,
kitchenware & home deco.

SUN. JAN. 23, 8a.m. -
S_2p.m. MEGA COMMU-
NITY GARAGE SALE! Char-
lotte County Memorial Audito-
rium, 75 Taylor St. Over 100
booths outside.


TUES., JAN 25, 10-5P&
WED., JAN 26, 10-4P
801 N. Tamiami Tr
FLEA MARKET
Sarasota Municipal
Auditorium
call 954-4165

155 SOUTH VENICE
AREA

SAT. JAN. 29TH, 9AM-4PM
Corner of US 41 &
Jacaranda Blvd.
JACARANDA TRACE
RUMMAGE SALE

160 VENICE'AREA

SAT, 1/29 8AM-12NOON
ISLES OF CHEST NUT
CREEK- 115 Homes In
the Isles Club house, off
Center Rd. No early birds.


Classified = Sales


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Sunset Chevrolet/Pontiac Has Immediate Openings For Individuals
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