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    Section A: Main: Opinion
        page A 10
    Section A: Main continued
        page A 11
    Section A: Main: Obituaries
        page A 12
    Section A: Main continued
        page A 13
    Section A: Main: Sports
        page A 14
        page A 15
        page A 16
    Sun Coast Homes
        page 1
        page 2
        page 3
        page 4
        page 5
        page 6
    Section B: Our Town
        page B 1
    Section B: Coffee Break
        page B 2
    Section B: Venice Venue
        page B 3
    Section B: Well-Being
        page B 4
    Section B: Fresh Air
        page B 5
    Section B: Senior Scene
        page B 6
    Section B continued
        page B 7
    Section B: Travel
        page B 8
    Section B: Green Sheet
        page B 9
    Section B continued
        page B 10
        page B 11
    Section B: Pets
        page B 12
        page B 13
        page B 14
    Classified
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        page 4
        page 5
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        page 7
        page 8
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        page 10
    The Job Market
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On things new and renewed in 2005


BY BOB MUDGE
EDITOR


A lot went on in Venice
last year, too much to try to
summarize in the usual Top
10 list.
So here's a recap of many
of the significant news sto-
ries we covered in the last 12
months.


In the'news'
Many of the major items in
2005 involved "re"-birth, if
you will:
Bon Secours Venice Hos-
pital was "re"-born as Venice
Regional Medical Center.
New owner Health Manage-
ment Associates has put
millions into the facility, giv-
ing it an updated look out-


side and in, including the
creation of a new orthopedic
and neurosurgery unit that
opened in late December.
Funds held by The Hos-
pital Foundation represent-
ing its "seed money" were
returned to Gulf Coast Com-
munity Foundation of Ven-
ice, while additional funds
went to create a nursing


endowment at Manatee
Community College,
Venice's beaches were
"re"-nourished with more
than 100 feet of new sand.
The project was not without
glitches, as there were delays
due to hurricanes (which
shifted some sand and buried
turtle nests that had been
relocated away from the pro-


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ject) and bird nests. But the
work was completed with-
out major headaches, and the
expanded beach attracted
crowds when red tide was-
n't in the air.
Karenia brevis, the dinofla-
gellate responsible for red
tide, was present in varying
concentrations off the coast
all year. Numerous turtle and
manatee deaths were blamed
on it, and tourism-related
businesses reported signifi-
cant economic losses.
The Venice Community
Center was "re"-novated and
"re"-opened after more than
a year of construction work.
The facility came back on line
several months late, but visi-
tors think it was worth the
wait. The one remaining
question about the project is
whether it will qualify as a
hurricane evacuation shelter,
as the public was told it
should, or an emergency
shelter.
*Venice Elementary School
"re"-located to a brand-new,
state-of-the-facility. The 50-
plus year-old facility it re-
placed was inn use through
the last day of school, and
work on the new one contin-
ued up to the last minute.
Similarly. ground was bro-
ken for \Venice's Boys. & Girls
Club and the. South County
Family hMlCA's new facility,
aJd die V'eic' iC louriig Au-
thority announced plans to
seek federal funds to more


than double in size at its pre-
sent location after exploring
the possibility of moving.
A Lowe's home improve-
ment store opened in South
Venice and the much-antici-
pated Wal-Mart Supercenter
opened in Osprey, the first of
a number of development
projects in that area.
After missing a hoped-for
opening date aroundThanks-
giving, the Galleria 11 movie
theaters are expected be in
business in February.
Mixed up
After discussing it for
much of the year, city council
adopted an ordinance creat-
ing a new commercial mixed-
use zoning district proposed
by developer Mike Miller.
Tle zoning could be
implemented throughout the
city, but Miller specifically
was targeting the area south
of his Waterfront condomini-
ums on the island, where he
envisioned a four- to seven-
story complex of buildings
including a condo-hotel, a
parking garage and various
shops and restaurants.
As of the end of the year
Miller had not brought the
project before council, how-
ever. Because the ordinance
passed by only a single vote,
4-3, He said he needed more
direction from council mem-
b;is on what elements of

Please see 2005, 6A


SUN PmOTO B'. BOB MIJDGE
Robert Killian opens the 16th annual World Day of Peace event Saturday at Epiphany Cathedral in Venice by leading the
attendees in singing John Lennon's song "Imagine." Hundreds of people were expected to attend the interfaith programs
offered throughout the day, which included a video conversation with Walter Cronkite and Congressman Dennis Kucinich,
D-Ohio, who is pressing for the creation of a cabinet-level Department of Peace and Nonviolence.


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Price mixup mars opening of lot sales


BYANNE KLOCKENKEMPER
STAFF WRITER


A snafu in the posting of
minimum bid prices for the
first phase of North Port's
abandoned lot auction led to
confusion as the cost of some
lots seemingly tripled over-
night.
The Fisher Auction Com-
pany Web site alerted poten-
tial bidders of the price shift
in a bold, red notice printed
above the revised list: "The
original list of minimum bids
provided to us and displayed
on our Web site Dec. 23, was
incorrectly sorted, resulting in
the minimum bids for lots not
being aligned with the proper
lot. We regret any inconve-
nience this may have
caused."
Lots that were originally
priced as low as $12,000
appeared to leap to $32,200
overnight. It turned out that,
in the rush to post the lot
prices and make them avail-
able to the public before the
Christmas holiday, the ap-
praiser hired by the county
entered the data incorrectly.
"The prices haven't chang-
ed," Louis Fisher III, CEO of
Fisher Auction Company,
said reassuringly. "(He was


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putting) the auction lot num-
ber, the property ID number
and the minimum bid
amount onto a spreadsheet in
sequential order and, inad-
vertently, he did not sort the
value column."
"So," Fisher continued,
"the incorrect value was as-
signed to lots, and no one
went in to change the values."
He added that some lots
valued at lower prices. -
$12,000 and $13,000 for
example, will be seen in the
second and third sessions of
the land sale, and that two or
three people have double-
checked these data.
No control
Before the confusion was
cleared, some real estate
agents were in an uproar over
what they perceived as shady
business practices, and city
commissioners weighed in
with their opinions.
"I'm disappointed that the
wrong prices were posted,"
said North Port commission-
er Fred Tower III: "It's a bad
start to a good.process."
Other commissioners
wondered whether the confu-
sion about the now-higher
prices would prevent some
North Porters from bidding


on lots in the first phase of
the sale.
Commissioner Vanessa
Carusone said she regretted
that the average citizen might
not have a chance to bid on
higher-priced lots.
"We have no control over
this whatsoever. When the
average citizen gets (upset)
over not being able to bid on
lots, they should write to the
(Sarasota) County commis-
sioners," she said.
Carusone said she thinks
the high prices of some lots
will result in the city earning
less than originally envi-
sioned.
"We'll be lucky if we walk
away with $1 million," she
said.
A good thing
Commissioner Dick Lock-
hart is far more positive
about the lot sale process,
however.
"If prices are getting closer
to the market value, for the
city, that's good," Lockhart
said. "It's good for taxpayers.
We need revenue coming
into the city, and the 55 per-
cent we're going to get (from
the lot sale) will be good for

Please see SALES, 6A


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10A LOTTO
13A OPINION
5A SPORTS
12A WEATHER


11B LOCAL PHOTOS
2B PETS
10B SENIOR SCENE
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SUN FILE PHOTO
Mother Nature, in the form of hurricanes, birds and turtles,
delayed but couldn't derail the renourishment of Venice's
beaches, part of a 50-year Army Corps of Engineers commit-
ment to the city. The ceremony commemorating the comple-
tion of the project was held in August.


Density is key to

affordable workforce

housing


BY J J. ANDREWS
ASSISTANT EDITOR


Ask any resident to name
the most dense Venice devel-
opments, and you're likely to
receive all kinds of answers -
and some of those answers
may have little to do with the
number of living units per
acre.
The one location most
people forget to mention is
Venice's Historic Apartment
District Original city planner
John Nolen's vision for afford-
able, rental housing for blue-
collar workers is among the
most densely populated spots


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And few people give it a
second look, using words like
"quaint' instead of "mon-
strosity" to describe apart-
ment buildings containing as
many as 45 living units per
acre.
This has some city staff
taking another look at density
and affordable housing is-
sues. Venice Planning and
Zoning Director Tom Slau-
ghter thinks the city could
come up with a solution for
a modern-day problem by
digging deep into Venice's

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PHOTO COURTESY OF VENICE ARCHIVES
Remnant of Old Fill Road to Venice Inlet and the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers boat dock in the
1950s. For more on this and other historical materials,
visit Venice Archives and Area Historical Collection at 351
S. Nassau St., across from West Blalock Park. The mission
of Venice Archives is to collect and preserve historical and
archeological material relating to Venice and the commu-
nities of Nokomis, Laurel and Osprey, whose histories
have been interwoven from 1867 to the present.



THIS WEEK IN VENICE HISTORY


Tender moments

From the an. 2, 1998, Venice Gondolier Sun


BY DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC
STAFF WRITER

His office has been pelted
by bottles, cursed and he's
had people reveal their pri-
vate parts to him. He's not a
police officer or even a politi-
cian. He's the Venice Avenue
bridge tender.
Lloyd Parsons, 74, knows
about life's ups and downs,
but he isn't complaining.
"When you can go to work


and be happy, it's great,"
Parsons said. "I'm going to
stay here as long as my health
remains good, and my eye-
sight is good."
Parsons, who describes
himself as happy-go-lucky,
said his light disposition has
carried him through 18 years
of tending Sarasota's draw-
bridges.
Never was it challenged
more than when one motor-
ist decided he wasn't going to


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Temperature
Today
Normal
Record
Rainfall
Today
Month
Year


High
82
80
88
1957

Actual
1.26"
49.95"


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


Low
64
58
37
1969
0.00"
Average
1.18"
51.88"


Cape Sable to Tarpon Springs:
(Induding Sarasota and Charlotte counties)
East winds at 10 to 15 knots.
Seas 2 to 4 feet, light chop.

Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola:
Southeast winds at 5 to 10 knots.
Seas 1 to 3 feet, light chop.


EASTERN STANDARD TIME


DATE HIGH HIGH LOW LOW
A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M.
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7:20 a.m. MON 2--- 12:05- 3:43 8:41 7:20
TUES 3 1:05 4:00 9:22 8:37
WED 4 2:10 4:21 9:59 9:57
8:58 a.m. *STRONG TIDE
7:39 p.m. a-A.M. p- P.M.


wait.
"I was preparing to pull the
locks, and an 80-year-old
man hit the gate," Parsons
said. "He put it through his
windshield and kept going."
After stopping the bridge,
Parsons confronted the man.
"I said, 'Didn't you see the
traffic light? Didn't you see the
lights on the gates? Didn't you
hear my sirens?' Parsons
remembers. "You know what
he told me? 'I wasn't think-
ing'."
Another scary moment


happened two years ago
when Parsons noticed a per-
son in the water.
"I thought the guy was
snorkeling, but when I looked
again I thought, 'He's not
snorkeling, he's dead,'
Parsons said.
According to Parsons, the
man fell off his boat, hit his
head and drowned.
Parsons also has seen his
fair share of the human body
at work. He said some boaters
and especially their passen-
gers prefer not to have a tan


Tropical Bob: Slow global

warming in the new year


Tropical Bob is anxious as
2006 begins, aware that we're
in a cycle of increased hurri-
cane activity and intensity. -
These last two years have
been dreadful. Storms have
beaten us up. We're a punch-
drunk fighter, wondering
when a roundhouse right will
come our way.
Is 2006 the year?
Unfortunately, we can't
wish hurricanes away. But we
can join the worldwide effort
to-slow global warming and its
contribution to storm fre-
quency and intensity. WeI can
endorse the Kyoto protocol.
We need to help the climate TROPICAL BOB
find its balance again. T.B. WEATHER COMMENTS
hopes 2006 records this nation
moving in an earth-friendly
direction.


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Dec. 27....................317


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line.
Getting a little color where
the sun doesn't shine got one
bridge passer-by in trouble.
"He was pulling down his
pants at the people going


across the bridge," said
Parsons, who called the
Venice Police Department.
The man jumped off the
bridge only to be arrested
once he'came to shore.


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Clean out the closet for charity

Clean out the closet for charity


Tie donors pose: Nancy Corcoran, Mike Mackenzie, pub owner Kerry Hayes, Bill Foster, James
Corcoran and Brian Meurs.


BY JEREMY ROTTGEN
STAFF WRITER


If ties are constricting your
closet space, then bring them
down to the Ring of Ciarri
where they can be put to
good use.
Jamie Westrom, barmaid
at the Ring of Ciarri, wears a
tie to remind everyone about
the charitable activity and she
will gladly add any forlorn ties
to the big jar. James and
Nancy Corcoran set up the jar
to collect ties from local gen-
tlemen.
"You have to decide where
your priorities are and mine


Venice


are with kids and shriners,"
Nancy Corcoran said.
The donated ties will be
given to a quilt maker and
then will be auctioned off.
The proceeds will go to Make-
A-Wish foundation.
"I had this jar sitting
around the house, so I
brought it in. Jamie's been
putting a tie around her neck
making people ask about it,"
James Corcoran said.
Shortly after the jar started
it became an exchange. Bill
Foster, one of the first to
donate a tie, saw his Taz-
manian Devil tie disappear
almost instantly.


"Men were coming in and
finding ties they liked. Jamie
said they had to bring in five
more ties for it," Nancy Cor-
coran said.
The Corcorans are no
strangers to the Make-A-Wish
foundation. They have done
similar good-natured things
for the organization before.
"I've always been attached
to it," James Corcoran said.
"My favorite charity is Make-
A-Wish. Somebody's going to
be working hard on it. We're
not going to be."
Nancy Corcoran said it
started a couple of years ago
when she built a doll house


for the Make-A-Wish founda-
tion. Like the quilt will be, it
was auctioned off.
Nobody knows what the
quilt will look like, but it's
going to have a good auction.
The Corcorans' confidence
stems from previous projects
created by the same quilter.
The ties will be shipped to
North Dakota Jan. 15. When it
gets completed, the quilter
will ship it back to Venice.
Nancy Corcoran has already
talked to the local Make-A-
Wish foundation.
'A lot of people are getting
a kick out of it," James Cor-
coran said. "When you think
Sof how many millions of ties
are hanging in closets. Some
people are going 'What am I
going to do with all these
ties?'"
So far the collection effort
has been a success and the jar
.has been filled at least once.
Nancy Corcoran estimates
having more than 70, but
would like more.
"I know the end result -
because I've seen the lady's
work is going to be incred-
ible," James Corcoran said.
If you have any ties that
aren't being worn anymore,
bring them to the Ring of
Ciarri on Miami Avenue, ac-
ross from the old Landmark
restaurant on Business 41,
and throw them in the jar for
a good cause, or you can call
484-2538.
"I'd like to see several hun-
dred ties and make a few
more," Nancy Corcoran said.


Spa


SUN PHOTOS BY JEREMY ROTTGEN
Jamie Westrom is collecting ties at the Ring of Ciarri, located in
the old wine bar on Miami Avenue. The ties are being collected
to make a quilt for charity.


This is a T-shirt quilt that was made by Corcoran's sister-in-law.



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Schools may be upgraded as special shelters


BYGREG GILES
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Up for approval by the
Sarasota County School Board
at its Jan. 3 meeting is an
agreement between the
school board and Sarasota
County to upgrade selected
schools for use as shelters for
"persons with special needs."
The agreement, which is
not to exceed $2 million, will
provide county funding to
the district to investigate
and implement, where pos-
sible, an upgrade of electri-
cal generator capacity. The
generators are located at
Elementary School "H" under
construction and Cranberry
Elementary, both in' North
Port, and Tatum Ridge Ele-
mentary School in Sarasota.
If for any reason those
schools cannot be used, the
funding will be allocated to
other schools, say district offi-
cials.
The upgrades are needed
to provide for air condition-
ing and increased electrical
capacity for medical equip-
ment when schools are used
as shelters for .persons with
special needs during emer-
gencies.
Crisis
Also up for approval is an
annual contract to update
district (and individual
school) crisis plans.
Funded by a Federal Emer-
gency Response and Crisis
Management grant, the con-
tract calls for new crisis
response manuals and teach-
ing materials. Local fire, law,
enforcement, emergency
management and mental
health partners will be in-
cluded in the updates.
The contract with private
consultant Shannon Davis is
for $26,000.
Venice ,. : ,.-i.i
The district is also expect-
ed to approve a grant appli-
cation for $49,300 to the
Florida Department of Edu-
cation Safety Preparedness
and Response Coalition by
Venice High. It's a continua-
tion of a grant designed to
implement high school Com-
munitr Emergency Response
Teams.
The grant engages ninth-
through 12-graders in home-
land security service learning
to better prepare schools arnd
communities. Projects ad-
dress disaster preparation,
mitigation, response, recov-
ery, and school safety.
Also up for approval is a
Venice High field trip by the
school's Global Classroom
Project, to Costa Rica for two
weeks beginning March 24.
Plans
The school board is re-
quired by statute to annually
approve improvement plans
for each school in the district.
Jan. 3 the board will do just
that.
All schools are required by
the state to submit goals for
reading and mathematics.
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Local School Advisory
Councils help write the plans
under the guidance of school
principals.
Pulling rank
Superintendent Gary Nor-
ris has decided to pull the
rankings of construction


managers for the Riverview
High School project from the
school board's agenda.
Board members raised
red flags at a mid-December
workshop when it came to
their attention a special
committee that ranked .po-
tential construction manag-
ers consisted of only school
board employees who work


in the construction and facil-
ities area. Absent were any
members of the public (two
from outside the district are
required by policy) or from
the district's instructional
staff.
"While the process used
technically complied with
school board policy (which
requires a quorum of five


members to meet)," said
Norris in a communique to
the board, "I believe that
given the scope of this partic-
ular project, both the board
.and I would greatly benefit
from a full committee as set
forth in policy."
The project is estimated to
cost $80 million.
Norris instructed the di-


rector of construction ser-
vices to schedule additional
interviews with applicants
before a full committee. The,
new rankings will be pre-i
sented to the board forf
approval when available.
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BY GERALD A. ROGOVIN
CORRESPONDENT


The extension of Honore
Avenue from Central Sarasota
Parkway south to Venice and
the widening of 1-75 have
entered the design stage in a
coordinated approach involv-
ing road-builders and ecologi-
cal specialists from Sarasota
county and the Florida De-
partment ofTransportation.
The scheduled completion
of the county's third north-
south major roadway will be
in 2010.
Studies completed before
the start of the design phase
evaluated existing and future
roads. They sought cost-
effective solutions to link
wildlife habitats and reduce
road kill.
Millions of birds, reptiles,
mammals and amphibians
are killed every year by vehi-
cles traveling along the 3.9
million miles of public roads
that crisscross the United
States. The population of the
federally endangered ocelot
had been reduced to about


80 in 2000 by road kill, for
example, according to the
Federal Highway Adminis-
tration.
Slowvrmoving animals, !in-
cluding turtles and salaman-
ders, are at high risk of road
kill when 'they try to cross a
road when they try to reach
nesting or mating sites on
the other side. Wide-ranging
bears, bobcats and panthers
have been struck by vehicles
on Sarasota county roads.
Road kill also threatens
humans. Each year, more than
200 motorists are killed, and
thousands more are injured,
in collisions with animals,
according to The Wildlife
Society. Spokespersons for the
insurance industry estimated
that in 2000, individuals paid
$2,000 for repairs each time
they hit a large animal. Fa-
talities and injuries that year
cost more than $200 million
in the United States.
Few animals use every
part of the land. To survive,
they depend on their ability
to move from one patch of
land to another, according to


the U.S. Forest Service.
Wildlife in Sarasota county
(indeed, nationwide) are
threatened every time they
need to cross a road to meet
biological needs. The division
of wildlife populations often
reduces their stability. That
makes it easier for predators
to push them toward extinc-
tion.
1-75 exemplifies the situa-
tion. Wetlands and other areas
in which wildlife abounded
just 10 to 15 years ago have
been severed by the highway.
One consequence has been
the rising road kill.
The county-FDOT ap-
proach to the problem drew
considerable attention last
August in San Diego at an
international conference of
transportation and ecology
specialists.
Sherri Swanson, a project
scientist in the county Nat-
ural Resources Department,
encountered surprise when
she described the county-
FDOT approach. Such pro-
jects elsewhere in the United
States, Europe and Canada


have been undertaken by
larger governmental units,
including states, provinces
and regions, she was told.
"When we preserve wet-
lands in one place and woods
in another, they're not con-
nected," said Laurel Schiller,
president of the Friends of
Oscar Scherer State Park in
Osprey.
She wants to eliminate the
fragmentation of wildlife by
ensuring that preserved lands
are connected. The Friends
group has pushed the county
and the state to install culverts
alongside 1-75 and Honore
Avenue when construction
begins.
Their effort to simplify
wildlife protection language
in the amended county com-
prehensive plan preceded
design of the roadways. The
first step was investigating the
wildlife and habitats to be
affected by the Central Sara-
sota Parkway interchange, the
extension of Honore to Pine-
brook Road in Laurel, the
widening of 1-75 and the pro-
posed Englewood Interstate


Connector.
Photo stations located at
river banks, at culverts,
bridges and railroad tracks,
together with helicopter sur-
veys, have, been used by the
county to collect wildlife
data. One finding by Natural
Resources was that turtles
and small mammals are kill-
ed more often in summer
and early autumn, when nest-
ing and hatching cycles oc-
cur.
Steep-sloped man-made
canals and creeks and canals
without vegetation have been
discovered to be the sites of
the highest road kill in the
county. Existing span bridges
on 1-75 were designed before
anyone realized that they
often obstruct wildlife move-
ment. Similarly, fencing and
underwater structures are
now known to force wildlife to
travel in deep water or across
highways above, into the
paths of vehicles.
. The county-FDOT design
team has been designing un-
derpasses for bears; bottom-
less culverts to preserve the


natural flow of waterways; and
small mammal shelves sub-
merged in summer rainy sea-
sons that direct river otters,
reptiles and other amphibians
to safer crossings at nearby
culverts.
Swanson reports that since
her presentation five months
ago in San Diego, she has
learned of several govern-
mental units pursuing the
county-FDOT model.
Techniques that enable
wildlife to enjoy easier move-
ment across roads and high-
ways a county commit-
ment, according to Swanson
- have their roots in research
at the University of Florida.
That led to the development
of a computer model used as
a planning tool for the state.
With more than 49 million
tourists visiting the state
annually 43 percent by
automobile, according to state
estimates and about 700
people moving into Florida
every day, the challenge to
meet that commitment grows
tougher for Swanson and her
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Buyers should beware of conditions of properties in lot sales


BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH
NORTH PORT EDITOR

No water. No electricity. No
sidewalks. No fire hydrants.
Weeds growing through the
cracks.
These are the conditions
of the abandoned lots up for
sale in the east end of North
Port.
Unlike the busy and inhab-
ited -areas, where large signs
are posted for the upcoming
auction, some of these prop-
erties don't have ,access to
city services such as utilities
or power.
Auction winners will be
responsible for electrical con-


nections. They will have to
install a septic system. And,
for most-properties in the
most outlying areas of the city,
the property owner will have
to wait many years before
city officials vote to build side-
walks, pave the roads and
install water and sewer lines.
In areas east of the city,
such as Yorkshire Street, there
are blank street signs, numer-
ous large potholes and ruts
that have been created in the
would-be swales by dirtbike
and ATV riders.
Some of the properties list-
ed are in North Port Estates,
which is a flood zone, some-
thing. prospective .bidders


will have to consider when
evaluating the price.
Well known
While the price of some of
the lots listed in this barren
area rose overnight from
about $12,000 to $32,000, the
appraiser hired by the city and
Sarasota County, Roger Het-
tema, said he knows the area
well and didn't visit each site.
Fisher Auction Company,
the firm hired by Sarasota
County and North Port to
market and auction off the
1,900 tax-abandoned residen-
tial lots, is willing to talk.to
prospective bidders regarding
the lots.


In their makeshift auction
office at the former North Port
Yacht Club and teen center,
7050 Chancellor Blvd., staff is
available with maps' and tours.
Fisher Auction's hours are 10
a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday
and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.
About eight of Fisher's
representatives staff the of-
fice. Services for bidders
include maps illustrating the
entire inventory of lots. A re-
presentative from an area
lending institution will be
available to advise potential
bidders.
Strategically placed
The company's Web site,


.fisherauction.com, has been
updated to show the location
of the 1,900 lots up
for'sale. The site now allows
browsers to search for lots by
parcel number and general
location.
However, those wishing to
drive to some of the loca-
tions in the east end of town
might find it somewhat diffi-
cult as there are no street
signs or paved roads.
Fisher added that the
company will put up signs
advertising the lot sale at
strategically placed areas
around the city.
However, residents should
understand these signs are,


placed on the city's right of
way and not the actual aban-
doned lot.
The information boxes
containing plat maps are also
empty, but are expected to be
refilled often.
The auction will occur in
phases. The first will be a pri-
marily online auction from
Jan. 19 through Feb. 20.
The second phase will
begin Tuesday, Feb. 28,
with a live auction in the
North Port Performing Arts
Center at North Port High
School.
Fully interactive online
bidding will also be available
during the live auction.. -


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2005 from page 1 A

development they might find
acceptable there. It will be
the subject of a workshop
later this month.
Police beat
There was good and bad
news at the Venice Police
Department.
After extended wrangling,
the city and its police union
finally reached agreement on
a new three-year contract;
the cops had been working
without one for more than a
year.
Statistics show the depart-
ment has been writing more
traffic tickets, and a VPD
investigation led to the pend-
ing prosecution of Jim La-
Morte, a former Venice High
School teacher and coach
accused of molesting some
of his students more than 10
years ago.
But talk of low morale
continued to swirl around
VPD headquarters, and an
outside consultant found a
number of management
problems, particularly in the
failure to direct officers in
what to do in the time they're
not responding to calls.
Chief Jim Hanks an-
nounced he will be retiring
in March after more than 20
years of service.
The city pleaded guilty in
federal court to violating
federal environmental regu-
lation and paid a $100,000
fine. City officials agreed to
cooperate in the investigation
of unnamed former city em-
ployees who may be prose-
cuted individually.
Road games
Florida's unofficial state
bird, the construction
"crane," has been joined by
an unofficial shrub the
orange road-construction
cone.
The finishing touches
were put on U.S. 41 Business
not too long before the part
of the road between State
Road 681 and the north
junction got under way. The
road is being widened, as is
Center Road. Plans to widen
1-75 are also in the works,


and the final unpaved sec-
tion of Border Road soon
will be under asphalt.
The Pinebrook Road ex-
tension, however, remains
unused, now because of
delays in obtaining mast
arms for the traffic signals at
the intersection with Center
Road. Work is said to be ready
to recommence this week.
The widening of the by-
pass is now a high priority
of the Metropolitan Planning
Organization, but funding
for the project, which has
steeply escalated in price, is
uncertain.

Home work
Some progress was made
to solve the affordable-hous-
ing crunch that was aggravat-
ed by sharply rising property
values through much of the
year.
Sarasota County dedicated
its share of the sales of tax-
delinquent lots in North Port
to a housing trust, and Gulf
Coast Community Founda-
tion of Venice bought land
near PGT where it plans to
develop workforce housing.
The city of Venice agreed
to lease land to Habitat for
Humanity for the construc-
tion of affordable housing,
and the YMCA to build a
satellite location.

Tax, man
Despite higher than ex-
pected revenues from the
additional 1-mill property
tax for schools voters ap-
proved in 2002, the school
board decided to seek the
renewal of the tax in March.
School Superintendent
Gary Norris' NeXt Genera-
tion plan for the district
involves significant outlays
for teacher pay and training
and new technology, as well
as a longer working day.
The Economic Develop-
ment Corporation and the
Argus Foundation have come
out in favor of renewing the
tax, while local watchdog
groups and individuals are
questioning whether the dis-
trict has tightened its belt
enough and whether the state
shouldn't be picking up more
of the tab for county schools.


SUN FILE PHOTO

Construction delays kept the Venice Community Center out of commission longer than expected, but after it reopened in
September use of the facility quickly returned to pre-closing levels.


SALES from page lA


the city."
The other 45 percent of
the revenue generated from
the sales will go to Sarasota
County.
The first phase of the lot
sale will take place Jan. 19
through 26. The second and
third phases, when lower-
priced lots will be available,


will begin Jan. 30.
For more information, call
Fisher Auction Company at
(888) 425-2322 or county rep-
resentative Larry Arnold at
861-0940.
You can e-mailAnne
Klockenkemper at
aklockenkemper@
sun-herald.com.


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80-year past.
Why not treat these grand-
fathered nonconforming
structures as acceptable de-
signs?
"I don't have all the ans-
wers, but I'm not afraid to pro-
vide information, to float
ideas. ... And the question
is, is it appropriate to make
some of this nonconform'-ing,
conforming." Slaughter said.
"I'm willing to bet you, there'd
be no record of complaints (for
being high-density) on those."
Not allowed
Current zoning laws would
not allow any of Nolen's origi-
nal 11 apartment buildings,
all constructed before 1928
and still being rented out
today. RMF-3 zoning covers
the entire apartment district,
and cuts off density at 13 units
per acre. The maximum den-
sity allowed anywhere in
Venice is 18 units per acre.
Of the 11 historic apart-
ment buildings, the least
dense would be 410 Palmetto
Court, with 18 apartment
units for a density of 18.8
units per acre. The most
dense is 417 Menendez St.
with nine, apartments for a
density of 45 units per acre.
According to recent stud-
ies, fair market rent for a
one-bedroom apartment in
Venice is $685. All of the more
than 120 apartment units in
these 11 buildings are esti-
mated to be below that price.
But demolish any of these
buildings, and current zon-
ing laws kick in for the new
structure. That would elimi-
nate two-thirds of those
living units.
In an interview earlier this
year, City Manager Marty
Black said he was against step-
ping in to protect the apart-
ments from demolition -
both as historic preservation
and as 'workforce housing -
and said the solution is found
by reviewing current laws and
community standards.
This opens a Pandora's box
9f ,o plaints, as many anti-
growih advocates stand .op-
posed to taller buildings and
denser development.
"If we prohibit demolition,
we've in effect bought (the
building)," Black said. "You've
got people saying they want
the height low, density low
and affordable housing. You
can't do both. ... That's the
largest community issue we
have to deal with."
All about massing
Slaughter has long said citi-
zens are really complaining
about mass and siting, NOT
density and height People just
are using the wrong words.
Venice's. Historic Apar-
tment District is a classic
example. In early November,
the city planning commission
approved a project called
Kymberly's Court along Park
Boulevard, Menendez Street
and Armada Road. This nine-
unit condominium building
is by 'number of units -
less dense 'than the 14 apart-'
ments and one house already
on the site. The condos came
in at 12.3 units an acre, while
the 40-year-old apartments
tipped the scales at 20.5 units
; an acre.
Those "dense" apartments
were all isingle-story studio
and onie-bedroom units,
while the condominium
complex will be four stories
tall with pach condo taking up
3,000 square feet at a starting
price of $1 million.
A city could "encourage"
workforce housing without
ever subsidizing it, Slaughter
said.
Zoning districts could be
created that link density to
square footage, where devel-
opers are allowed more living
units if the apartments are
smaller. A person who can
afford to spend $1 million is
not going to live in a 700-900
square foot apartment,
Slaughter said, leaving it open


for workforce housing.
And Venice already has a
guide for what these high-
density apartments should
look like Nolen's 11 original
apartment buildings.
"As a staff, we have no
choice but to float ideas like
this," said Slaughter, who


speculated that council will
debate the idea during 2006
when Venice's new compre-
hensive development plan is
written.
Little time left
Allowing the city's island
rental district to slowly be
redeveloped from workforce
housing to high-priced condo-


miniums not only is sad, but
could have a negative impact
on the city, Slaughter said.
Directly across from Kym-
berly's Court at Menendez
Street and Park Boulevard,
the next 1.3 acres is up for
redevelopment by the same
company. The proposed
Kelly's Way complex calls for
demolishing 10 apartments,


three duplexes and a single-
family home.
There's no telling what will
be built, though most believe
it will be more high-priced
condos occupied by part-
time residents.
That is where the negative
impact comes in, according to
Slaughter. Walk through the
apartment district on a typical


summer day, and you're likely
to see children playing on the
swings of John Nolen Park,
neighbors talking, people wal-
king their dogs and everything
else those goes into a vibrant
community.
Remove all of those full-
time residents, and you're left
with a four-month-a-year
neighborhood that's shut-


tered up, empty and bare
most of the time.
"I don't know if that's what
you want there, and that's the
(policy) question," Slaughter
said. "If we only come (to
Venice island) to work instead
of live, what will then happen
on the weekends? Who will be
here? ... It could look like a
ghost town."


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BOB MUDGE
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OUR VIEW



Things we hope we're not still writing about in 2007


enice may be a small city, but there's
never a shortage of things for us to write
about. In fact, every time we print a
story, it adds to the list of things to keep an
eye on even as new topics pop up and
demand attention.
Here, in no particular order, is a list of
some stories we hope we'll be able to print
this year, writing the last chapter on some
subjects that have gone without resolution
for too long.
Sarasota County finally solicits bids for the
retail units at the train depot, and selects ven-
dors that complement the use of the depot as
the bus transfer station, as well as the boat
ramp.
The Pinebrook Road extension finally
opens, and the county decides to think twice
before letting a developer build any more
roads.
Venice City Council holds its own work-
shop to refine its new commercial-mixed use
district so developers won't be asking for it to
be done on an ad hoc basis.
The city finally hires a finance director.


The search for a new police chief brings in
a highly qualified candidate who moves
quickly to heal the rifts in the department
and address the remaining problems raised
in the Matrix Report.
Somebody, somewhere comes up with
some workable and politically palatable
ideas to solve the housing crunch, including
the preservation of Venice's Historic Apart-
ment District.
Eyesores like the old Amoco and Texaco
gas stations are demolished and replaced
with attractive, Venetian-themed buildings.
Authoritative scientific tests are conduct-
ed to determine whether Bob Rigby's red tide
formula is safe and effective in large-scale
applications.
The city and county agree on the painting,
and maintenance of the Venice Avenue
Bridge, and parlay that agreement into a
more cordial working relationship.
Student achievement levels reflect the
financial commitment Sarasota County
residents have made to their school sys-
tem.


The Venice Community Center andVenice
Elementary School are certified for use as
hurricane evacuation shelters.
Venice Regional Medical Center at least
breaks even in its first year of operation.
The American Legion moves into its new
post on East Venice Avenue.
City council imposes stricter height limits,
at least on the island.
The bond oversight committee meets and
provides a full accounting of the use of the
bond revenue.
Tramonto Vista Park, at the former Island
Wastewater Treatment Plant site, becomes a
reality.
Sawgrass Park and the public park at the
end of Laurel Road are developed.
The school board finds a way to control
spending so that, if the referendum is re-
newed next year, the funds it generates are
sufficient to keep the district going at a high
level for more than four years
The rest of Border Road gets paved.
Venice Area Beautification gets funding
for the east side of the Venetian Waterway


Park
Funding concerns about county water
projects in Nokomis and Laurel are resolved
and the pipes go into the ground without fur-
ther delay.
Mike Miller proposes a shorter, but still
beautiful and viable multi-use project for the
area south of his Waterfront condos, includ-
ing a year-round hotel.
Venice police keep a tighter watch for traf-
fic infractions during the season and after-
ward.
The city beefs up its code enforcement
efforts and trains the officers so cases aren't
lost on the failure to follow due process.
The city's most frequent critics focus on
'issues, not personalities, and back up their
allegations with hard facts and the city lis-
tens and responds appropriately.
A deal is struck to cap that wasteful water
pipe near Manatee Community College.
We could go on a bit, but getting even half
of these things accomplished would make
for a very good 2006.
Happy new year.


Another



great year


BOB VEDDER
COLUMN NIST "

We certainly are blessed to
live in such a great area.
Sarasota County and
Venice had a great year, with
some wonderful improve-
ments to what already is a
great community. Yes, there
were some things that were
not so great, like real estate
prices going up 30 percent
and housing becoming a real
problem, but overall it was a
another great year.
We started the year with
the sale of the hospital to
HMA, which has proven to be
a wonderful community part-
ner and, more important, has
made great improvements to
the facility and the care it
gives.
HMA has spent millions on
the interior and exterior,
adding rooms and making a
lot of single-bed rooms,
something the hospital
lacked for years. It gave a lot of
money to the YMCA and is
partnering with it on some
rehabilitation work. HMA
also gave a lot of money to the
nursing program at MCC.
In all, it has been a nice
addition. Of course, it made
efficiency moves, like changes
in some excessive benefits, to
bring the hospital back into
the black. Indications are this
has happened,
We got the roadways
through town finished with
beautiful palms expensive,
but certainly a beautiful look.
That has helped the traffic
flow, although in the height of
season, starting today, we will
find that there is never
enough infrastructure.
We broke ground on two
great new facilities: the Boys
and Girls Club and the new
YMCA. These will add tre-
mendously, not only to our
youth facilities but for adults
as well.
We got word on a partner-
ship between Waterford and
Frank Theaters to bring new
movie theaters to Venice, 11
in the Galleria Plaza to be
open by Feb. 1 or thereabouts.
That plaza will get some great
new shops.
Gulf Coast Community


Foundation of Venice struck
a deal to provide workforce
housing on a $16 million par-
cel on Laurel Road, which
goes along with work the
county commission has done
to fund the new housing trust
,to help preserve land and
provide more affordable
housing.
We finished the Pigs in
Paradise by raising more than
$150,000 for the Venice Art
Center to help fund the new
facilities inside its expanded
building. That is a wonderful
treasure.
Money was spent from the
$10 million bond referendum
to make improvements in the
city.
The Venice Community
Center opened in September
and is a beautiful addition to
the city. It has much better
sound and acoustics, a large
kitchen, a beautiful, larger
lobby and many new rooms,
as well as a look that fits the
city's architecture.
Many new events are going
there, such as the Cattle
Baron's Ball the American
Cancer Society put on that
was a huge first-time success.
The center was built so
that it could be a hurricane
shelter of some kind yet to be
determined. My recommen-
dation is to stay somewhere
off the island in case of a hur-
ricane.
Beach renourishment was
completed. Luckily the hurri-
canes that came buzzing
around spared us and did no
or little harm to our beaches.
We could actually thank
Hurricane Charley for getting
the feds to put money back
into that project.
Had our bond oversight
committee had a real meet-
ing, we might know if there
was going to be money left
from these projects, since
some bids came in below
original estimates and before
all the federal funding.
Leftover money is to be used
to pay back some of the
indebtedness.
The park and parking
where the old waste treat-
ment plant used to be got
started and will be finished
this year.
The Moose got a new
home that has been very pop-
ular. Venice Public Library
added a small addition to its
children's area. We built an
extension to Pinebrook Road,
although are not using it, but
at least it looks pretty. We also
started widening Center Road

Please see VEDDER, 9A


LETTERS FROM OR READERS


Salvation Army says 'Thank you'


Editor:
On behalf of the many who will be assisted in Venice and
South Sarasota County, I would like to take this opportunity to
say a big "Thank you" for your support not only with your
financial donations but the many donations of toys, stockings
and clothing for children, and gifts for shut-ins. The list goes on
and on.
A special "Thank you" to all of the organizations and
churches that participated in the bell-ringing campaign,
including the following: Church of the Good Shepherd, Venice-
Nokomis United Methodist Church, Christ United Methodist
Church, Grace United Methodist Church, St. Marks Episcopal
Church and Venice Presbyterian Church.
The following clubs and organizations: Venice-Nokomis
Rotary Club, Indiana Club, Builders Club, Early Bird Kiwanis of
North Port and Englewood Kiwanis. Other groups included
Riverside Bank, Key Club of North Port, Loveland Center and
many, many individual volunteers.
Our appreciation to the members of the Salvation Army
Advisory Board who also rang the bells in addition to partici-
pating in many other ways throughout the year: Mark Beebe,
Rue Berryman, Kim Cool, David Cornish, Joseph DeCiantis,
Harlan Domber, Lawrence Dunklee, David Farley, C.J.
Fishman, Jenni Fox, Rev. Christopher Gray, Martha Jarrett, Rick
Louis, Jeff McCay, Tommy McIntyre, Newton Miller, Benny
Weaver, Dan Whitaker, John Williams, Marlene Winchester,
Betty Hall and Robert Miles.
Without the support of our local advisory board and this
community in reaching out "Heart to God and Hand to Man,"
the Salvation Army could not carry on the work of helping so
many people. A special salute to you.
The kettle campaign goal this year was to raise $100,000. We
exceeded that goal and raised $125,159.
Again, thank you to all who contributed. The extra monies
raised will help us offset the loss to our local budget of funds
that went to hurricane relief this summer.
Maj. Howard Bratcher
Venice Corps Officer


Barbetta recognized
for commission service

Editor:
Dec. 15, I watched the
Sarasota County Planning
Commission meeting, sadly
the last for Commissioner Joe
Barbetta after 14-plus years.
I served with Joe for four
years on the commission. Joe
and I were occasionally on
opposite sides regarding
development issues, but I


never worked with a goverm-
ment official anywhere with
more integrity, honesty, intel-
ligence, perseverance and
deep concern for community.
I now realize that on some
issues where we differed, he
was more correct in his view.
His concerns about the pace
of development without pro-
per infrastructure have now
come to fruition despite his
valiant efforts.
Now, many of the solutions


he spoke about are finally
being considered or imple-
mented. And he has been a
leader in recognizing the
importance of preserving the
environment before that was
a "popular" thing to do.
For years he led the fight
for Osprey and Nokomis revi-
talization. His emphasis help-
ed result in the formation of
the Osprey Revitalization
Committee. And now what he
saw long ago as necessary for
a wonderful community is
coming true.
One of the first things I
heard Joe talk about, before I
even knew him, was the lack
of affordable housing. Vir-
tually all of the affordable'
housing programs now in
development by our county
have been proposed specifi-
cally and in detail over the
years by Joe.
Congratulations, Joe, on
your brilliant and tireless and
unpaid service to our com-
munity. Knowing you, I am
sure that your tireless efforts
will continue.
Richard Alpher
Rebuild Sarasota Inc.

Sold dream home
to get out of WMS

Editor:
I am saddened and anger-
ed that the Justice Depart-
ment ruled in favor of Renais-
sance Manor's six halfway
houses in my old neighbor-
hood of Warm Mineral
Springs.
Last March I sold the
dream house I built on
Sebastian Street because I
didn't feel safe there anymore.
I could hear foul language
and loud music from the


houses through the woods in
my backyard. Once a resident
of Tammi House chased me-
down Sevilla Street.
Most newspaper articles;
on the subject fail to mention
the many visits the police reg-
ularly make to Tammi House
for disturbances there (sui-
cide attempts, fights, drugs,
etc.) or the stream of cars
from people going to AA'
meetings in the evening.
These are not normal neigh-i
borhood activities.
I am one of the neighborsi
who complained to Sarasota'
County officials about the
houses. Fortunately I wasn't
sued by Renaissance Manor
for complaining, as were myl
other neighbors, Joseph and,
Maria Sema.
Dec. 17, I read in another
paper that Renaissance
Manor tried to negotiate with
Sarasota County for a year.
That is simply not the case.'
Renaissance Manor and its!
lawyers had their paperwork,
prepared even before the
zoning board of appeals
meeting in October 2004. The,
day after they lost, they sued
Sarasota County in federali
court.
What this ruling means is]
that nobody's neighborhood
is safe. Perhaps your neigh-i
borhood will be the next one,
where Scott Eller decides to'
use your hard-earned tax dol-I
lars.
Aly Andersonl
Venice'

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LET 'EM HAVE IT! SHOULD THE CITY BACK THE VENICE HOUSING

AUTHORITY'S EFFORTS TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF UNITS AT

GROVE TERRACE? CALL US AT 207-1111.


Growth has to help fund itself


Support Thaxton. County commissioner Jon Thaxton has
warned us that a 15-member state task force is composed of
the majority of builders and realtors. He fears that this task
force will recommend control of impact fees from local gov-
ernments to the state. In the state, lobbyists will surely try to
reduce impact fees on growth. The cost of growth will then be
transferred to homeowners, and, even worse, to our hard-
working business people. In recent years, our Venice council
members have made some costly blunders. They can largely
relieve themselves by publicly supporting Thaxton and
encouraging other governments to also support him. The local
government industry should also recommend that growth
costs be paid by their cause growth.


No help. Venice taxpayers
paid for aVenice police officer
to write a book. Patrolman
Dodd was taken off active
patrol duty by Chief Hanks for
several months to write a
book on the history of the
Venice Police Department.
Patrolman Dodd received his
full police salary and benefits
as an active police patrol offi-
cer while writing this book.
Dodd's personal opinions
and comments do not reflect
the history of the Venice
Police Department, and his
personal problems should be
kept to himself. Being taken
off road patrol did not help
the security of the city.
i Not above. The president
of the United States is never
above the law. His majesty
iing George obviously thinks
otherwise. Anyone who vio-
lates the law is a criminal.
Impeach, impeach, impeach.
Global taxing. Am I to
understand that my question
about SR 1017, or something
about the global tax levied by
the United Nations on citi-
zens of the United States
would not make it into the
column? People need to know
about this kind of thing. What
the heck is a global tax and
what business does the
United Nations have taxing


sovereign, people? This is
insane.
Breaking the rules. I'm
calling in reference to tacky
decorations in Venetia. The
property owner is kind of
determined to take the real
meaning, the true meaning,
of Christmas out of it and has
turned his front lawn, as
small as it is, into a field cov-
ered with deflated, tired-look-
ing sheets of plastic, which
give the appearance that the
lady of the house has tossed
out a month's worth of laun-
dry to dry. At night the lawn is
gagging with every square
inch ablaze in 10-foot blimps
of snowmen, reindeer, etc.
The problem in our commu-
nity with his decorations is
that he agreed when he
moved into the place that he
would observe the covenants
and the rules that we have set
up for decorating. It doesn't
mean that we're all grinches,
it's just that we'd like to keep
things to a tasteful appear-
ance and he feels that he has
to get involved in the blatant
commercialism of plastics,
which I don't even think he
Scan enjoy because it's outside,
it's not even in the house. So,
our friend who calls us the
grinch is quite mistaken. It's
just that he's taken the mean-


ing of Christmas out of it all
together.
Big surprise. Wow, gee gosh
was I ever surprised to read
the Laurel water project was
short on funds, and hook-up
costs have increased. It's real-
ly amazing things like this
happen after the affluent
neighborhoods are hooked
up and hook-up fees were
lower. So what else is new in
Sarasota County?
Don't give in. The school
board keeps saying they need
to the 1-mill tax for teachers.
The truth is that they want it
so that they can give them-
selves another big pay raise
like they did the last time.
Please don't give in to them.
Shape up. If Katie Couric
expects to be taken as a seri-
ous journalist and accepts the
CBS news anchor job, she
better shape up and quit
dressing and acting like a silly,
giddy teenager as she does on
the Today Show.
Change recipes. I'm call-
ing about the American
Parade section that we get
on Wednesday. There are
recipes that are put in there
each week, but I noticed,
most of the time it's for
desserts. Now, I think, in this
day and age, a lot of people
are watching their choles-
terol and their weight, and
wouldn't it be a lot better if
you just put in regular food
recipes for people like you
used to. I noticed lately it's a
lot of desserts, so please
consider that.
Editor's note: American
Parade is a supplement produced
by another company. We don't
Shave any editorial control over
what goes into it. We do, however,
run a recipe on Page 2 of each Our
Town section.


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hsed the words "dumb work- Working holidays and week- your glass?
ng folk." The opinion this ends is a choice we make. The Joshua Doerrfeld
pan holds toward the Republicans didn't tell me North Port
Republican Party is obviously where I could work. The-
marred by something, insurance issue is easy: Pay Time is now to
As a young adult (married for it and you'll get it. Make mend fences
with three small children), I that a part of your budget, not Editor:
can give the opinion of a eating out. The city must rebuild the
working-class family, so Our military is all volun- relationship with the police
please bear with me. teer, and only the poor are department, along with the
Don't hate the rich. They sent to war? You're right, rest of the city's employees.
still pay more taxes and con- insurance adjusters are preju- They enjoy the fact we have
tribute billions more than you diced toward the poor. They low crime and safe streets but
will in a lifetime. The gas have alist.Ifwethinklikeyou, refuse to support their police
problem isn't a Republican our kids' future will be given officers.
issue; it's a global issue. The to those Who don't work for it. They must rebuild this
people who drive cars are dri- Wake up. Life isn't a hand- trust or the long-term results
ving the cost of gas up; look it out. It's hard work. If there are will hurt. With a lack of quali-
up. perfect political parties out ty officers to hire, VPD has a
Emergency rooms they there, please tell me where. lot of officers retiring in the
take everyone and get stiffed My opinion is that we are a next few.years and must add
by the majority. Working for world of differences, ideas for growth.
peanuts, I get paid by check; if and realities mixed into a Jim Hitt
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east of Jacaranda and are just
finishing Border Road.
We didn't have a drought,
as we often do. We are 15
inches of rain above average
for the last 12 months.
We got a brand-new
Venice Elementary School
with a gorgeous new campus.
All of our elementary schools
received "A"' ratings. Venice
High exceeded most of the
other schools (not including
Pine View) in many perfor-
mance criteria.
We were all excited when
our girls volleyball team won
the state championship. They
are being celebrated Thurs-
day at Grace United Metho-
dist Church at noon, should
you want to come and cele-
brate their feat.
Many were excited by the
opening of the new Lowe's in
SouthVenice and Wal-Mart in
Osprey.
It's been a great year. We
can only hope that 2006 is as
rewarding.
****** *
By's Crack
I think the shelf life of the
fruitcake is longer than the
life of the shelf itself.
****** *
Once again I am on my
Oprah' Winfrey-like roller-
coaster weight loss program. I
started a month ago in hopes
that I might at least stay even
through the very tempting
holiday times.
You may want to contact
the YMCA, which has an ex-
cellent program to coach,
monitor and even give classes
on losing weight. The pro-
gram starts toward the end of
January and lasts 10 weeks. It
includes three assessments.
Burning lots of calories
through exercise is very im-
portant.


The program is $45 for
members of the Y and $149
for nonmembers well
worth it.
If you want a different ap-
proach Venice Regional
Medical Center is offering
hypnosis Jan 11. This is a two-
hour session for $69. I've
done this and it has worked
well at least for a while.

I was on the Venice Com-
munity Center committee to
help find funds to renovate it.
The committee was led by
Jim Myers, who really was the
driving force behind getting
the center overhauled.
One of the things the com-
mittee did was go after FEMA
money to make this a hurri-
cane shelter. Jim and others
wanted this to be Venice's
shelter, as there was none in
the city limits. It was dis-
cussed that it would be both a
low-level shelter and a recov-
ery center.
I really thought it was a bad
idea. A hurricane shelter on
an island, essentially, where if
things got bad people might
not get off seemed like bad
judgment.
While it might have got us
more money, the cost to hard-
en that facility far exceeded
the money received. This $2.4
million to $2.8 million project
ended up at $4.8 million,
although this is only part of
the reason.
Even as a recovery center I
wonder how effective it is,
since it is rated at Category 3.
Should the big one hit -
Category 4 or 5 -it might not
be standing to serve as such.

Today's Ism (at Fraser's
downtown I saw this, I think
on a towel): Kiss kiss kiss, still
no prince.


I very badly want to con-
duct the Venice Symphony. I
mean, dancing with the Eric
Watters troupe was fun, but I
think being a guest conductor
of the orchestra at its annual
free outdoor concert would
be awesome.
I have a chance, and you
can help me.
The.symphony is conduct-
ing an election of sorts to see
who gets to be maestro. Mayor
Dean Calamaras, Dick's
Shoes' Kathy Crisman, dentist
Scott Thompson and TV per-
sonality Vee Garry-Chiulli are
the other contestants.
You vote with money.
Every dollar donated is a vote
cast, with all the money going
to help defray the costs of the
concert, which has been
donated free to the commu-
nity every year.
This is one case where you
can actually buy an election.
You can make your checks
out to the Venice Symphony
and send to me at the Venice
Gondolier Sun, 200 E. Venice
Ave., Venice 34285.

Maybe the best news you
will get today is that, maybe
tomorrow but certainly this
week we are to start work on
the intersection of Pinebrook
Road and Center Road. The
contractor hopes to be able to
have it all done by Valentine's
Day how romantic. My
guess might be Washington's
birthday.

Happy new year!

Bumper sticker: Four out of
three people have trouble
with fractions.
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weekly column in this news-
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County Calendar

* Board of County Commissioners
Retreat-Jan. 6, 9 a.m., Twin Lakes Park,
Green Building Auditorium, 6700 Clark Road.,
Sarasota. Call 861-5915.
* Environmentally Sensitive Lands
Oversight Committee-Jan. 5,2:30
p.m.,Twin Lakes Park, Conference Room A,
6700 Clark Road, Sarasota. Call 861-6230.
* Mechanical Contractors Licensing &
Examining Board Jan. 5, 3 p.m.,
Planning & Development Services,
Conference Room, Second Floor, Building A,
1301 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota. Call 861-
6126.
* Planning Commission Jan 5, 6:30
p.m., R.L. Anderson Administration Center,
Commission Chamber, 4000 South Tamiami
Trail, Venice. Call 861-5140.
* PSRC Meeting: PS No. 5105JT- Jan. 4,
1:45 p.m., Design & Construction Administra-
tion Services,Osprey Library, Administration
Center, First Floor Press Room, 1660
Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Call 861-5264.
* Sarasota Soil & Water Conservation
District- Jan. 3,9 a.m., 6942 Professional
Parkway East, Sarasota. Call 907- 0011..
n Seniors Advisory Council Meeting -
Jan. 5, 3 p.m., The Center for Healthy
Aging, Second Floor Conference Room, The
Campus of Senior Friendship Centers, Inc.,
1900 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota. Call
861-2564.


Advisory Coun-
cil Vacancies
CLOSING DATE: Jan. 6,2006
Advisory Board: Osprey Revitalization
Sub-Committee Information: Planning &
Development Services Business Center,
CrystalAllred orJudyAdams, 861-5140.
CLOSING DATE: Jan. 13.2006
Advisory Board: Community Action
Agency Board
Information: Contact Rik Jimison, Health and
Human Services Business Center/Human Ser-
vices Unit, 861-2564.
Advisory Board: Keep Sarasota
County Beautiful Advisory
Board (KSCBAB)
Information: Environmental Services,
Sandra Washington, 861-6767.
Advisory Board: Public Facilities Financing
Advisory Board
Information: Planning & Development Services
Business Center, Gene Engman, 861-5140.





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Government closes for New Year's
All Sarasota County government offices, with the exception of
libraries and recreation centers, will be closed Saturday, Dec.
31, Sunday, Jan. 1, and Monday, Jan. 2, for the New Year's
holiday. County libraries and recreation centers will continue
normal hours on Saturday, Dec. 31, but close on Sunday and
Monday, Jan. 1-2.
All county offices will.reopen Tuesday, Jan. 3.
Bus service will be on normal schedule for Saturday, Dec. 31;
however, service will not be offered by Sarasota County Area
Transit (SCAT) on Monday, Jan. 2. Full bus service will resume
Tuesday, Jan. 3. For more information on the New Year holiday
bus schedule, call SCAT at (941) 861-1234.
The garbage, recyclables and yard waste collection schedule
for Sarasota County residents is unchanged for the New Year's
holiday since Jan. 1 falls on a Sunday and collection days are
now Monday through Friday only.


Artist 'DC' to display her artwork at
Jacaranda Library in January
"DC" (also known as Diane Worthen), a New England native
now living in Englewood, Florida, will display her artwork in the
Jacaranda Public Library auditorium throughout the month of
January.
Using sketches and photos, DC designs, illustrates and paints
in her "Garden Gossip Art Studio." She studied fine art and
painting, and later illustration and book design, at the Rhode
Island School of Design. Working as a freelance illustrator, DC
creates designs for T-shirts, cards and logos. For the last ten
years she has worked at perfecting her watercolor and pastel
techniques. She exhibits and sells her award-winning paintings
in New England, Florida and Southern California.
DC is an active exhibiting member of the Englewood Art
Center, the VeniceArt Center and the Center forArts in Sarasota.
She is also a member of Women Contemporary Artists and a
signature member of the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society.
.The exhibition is free and open to the public. For more
information please call Sarasota County Call Center at (941) 861-
5000 and ask about the "DC" art exhibit at Jacaranda Library.






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www.venicegondolier.com SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2006


VENICE GONDOLIER SUN 12AOBITURIES


Peter A. Brophy
SPeter A. Brophy of
Venice died Thursday,
Dec. 29, 2005. He was
64.
He was born March
12, 1941, in St. Albans, N.Y.,
and moved to the area 15
years ago from Wyckoff, N.J.
He owned and operated PA.
Brophy Auto Parts in Wyckoff
and later, with his wife
Carol, Mail Boxes Etc. of
Venice. He was a U.S. Navy
veteran.
Survivors include his
wife of 35 years, Carol; a
daughter, Donna Palmieri of
Midlothian, Va.; a brother,
Richard; and one grand-
daughter.
Services: Visitation will be
Monday, Jan. 2, 2-4 p.m. and
6-8 p.m., at Lemon Bay Funeral
Home. Graveside services will be


Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 11 a.m., at
Palm Memorial Park in Sarasota.
Contributions: Memorial dona-
tions may be made to NMSS Mid
Florida Chapter, 2701 Maitland
Central Parkway, Suite 100,
Maitland, 32751; or to TideWell
Hospice and Palliative Care, 5955
Rand Blvd., Sarasota, 34238.
James L. Cousins
James Lee Cousins of West
Palm Beach, formerly of
Venice, died Saturday, Dec.
24, 2005. He was 87.
He was born Dec. 26, 1917,
in Appalachia, Va., and mov-
ed to Venice in 1926 from
northern Virginia. He gradu-
ated from the Kentucky Mil-
itary Institute in 1936.
He was the first person to
solo at the first Venice airport,
which was located where
Venice High School now


stands.
During the war, he trained
Royal Air Force pilots as part
of the British Flight Training
School at Riddle Field in
Clewiston, Fla., first as an
instructor, then as a flight
commander and finally as
squadron commander in
1944.
After the war, he began a
career with Eastern Air Lines
in Miami, and became a
flight captain and a super-
visor of flight standards.
During the Goldwater presi-
dential campaign, he was
the pilot for vice presidential
candidate William E. Miller.
He was a member of the QB
Birdsmen. He retired in 1977.
His father was M. Cousins, a
mayor of Venice in the 1940s
and a Sarasota County com-
missioner.


Survivors include his
wife, Jane; two sons, Charles
of Boca Raton, and James Jr.
of Phnom Penh, Cambodia;
two daughters, Julie Han-
non of Venice and Mary
Robinson of West Palm
Beach; a sister, Julia Lanin
of Venice; and a great-
granddaughter.
Contributions: Memorial dona-
tions may be made to Hospice
of Palm Beach, 5300 East Ave.,
West Palm Beach, 33407.
Michael B. Mouhot
Michael B. Mouhot 'of
Venice died Thursday, Dec.
29, 2005. He was 48.
He was born Aug. 3, 1957,
in Lake Worth and had lived
in the Venice area since 1978.
He was the owner of
Total Lawn Care & Land-
scaping in Venice. He was a


Catholic.
Survivors include his
mother, Rosemarie Aragor i
of Englewood; two brothers,
Emile of Englewood and
Richard of Venice; three
half-brothers, Lee, Joe, and
Will, all of Sarasota; his
companion, Kay Beckner of
Venice; and many aunts,
uncles and cousins in Vir-
ginia.
Services: Visitation will be
Monday, Jan. 2, 6-8 p.m., at
Ewing Funeral Home in Venice.
A Mass of Christian'Burial will be
held Tuesday, Jan. 3, at
10:30 a.mi, at Our Lady of
Lourdes Catholic Church. Burial
will follow at Venice Memorial
.Gardens.
Contributions: Memorial dona-
tions may be made to The
Suncoast Partnership to End
Homelessness, 1445 2nd St.,


Sarasota, 34236.
Evelyn B. Radulic
Evelyn B. Radulic of Venice
died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005.
She was 67.
She was born April 8, 1938,
in Jersey City, N.J., and mov-
ed to Venice in 1989 from
Butler, N.J. She was employ-
ed with New Jersey Bell in
Wayne, N.J.
She was a member of
Epiphany Cathedral and
Senior Friendship Center in
Venice.
Survivors include her
husband of 48 years, Edward;
a sister, Marguerite of Coral
Springs, Fla.; a brother,
Thomas O'Neil of Toms
River, N.J.; and several nieces
and nephews.
Ewing Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.


POLICE BEAT
Sarasota County
Sheriffs Office arrests
Anita D. Johnson, 42, 500
block Lewis St., Englewood.
Charge: grand theft. Bond:
$1,000.
Michael E. Kaplonski, 22,
100 block South Shady Pine
Lane, Nokomis. Criminal reg-
istration.
Richard S. Parrow, 23, 500
block Bahama Road, Venice..
Charge: possession of can-
nabis less than 20 grams.
Bond: $120.
Jimmy L. Parks, 43, 100
block N. Orange St., Nokomis.
Charges: possession of rock
cocaine, possession of drug
paraphernalia. Bond: $1,120.
Scott A. Whetstone, 48,
200 block Redwood Road,
Venice. Charge: DUI with
passenger under 18 years
old. Bond: $1,000.
Gregory D. Sigmon, 44,
500 block Blue Bell Road,
Venice. Charges: DUI with
previous conviction, refusal
to submit to DUI test. Bond:
$1,620.
* John S. Harkai. 63, 300
block Buena Vista"'Dive,"
Nokomis. Criminal registra-
tion.
Deanalita N. Hoskins,
20, 300 block Avalon Road,
Venice. Charges: false display
of another person's driver
license, driving while license
suspended or revoked. Bond:
$370.
Sidney C. Hancock, 69,
700 block South Oxford Drive,
Englewood. Charges: refusal
to submit to a DUI test,
DUI with previous convic-
tion, refusal to sign citation.
Bond: $2,000.
John E Natale, 34, 2100
block Park Drive, Venice.
Charge: domestic battery.
Bond: no listing.



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STAFF REPORT,


Winners of the Venice Fire
Department 2005 Fall Fitness
Challenge are Firemedic
Derek Lowery (WaistWellness
Category for weight loss) and
Firemedic Ken Ridgeway (En-
durance Category for com-
bined weight loss and build-
ing endurance).
The contest was initiated
Aug. 8 in partnership with the
South County Family YMCA.
TheY staff took the initial and
final measurements, begin-
ning in August and ending in
December.
Measurements for the
weight loss consisted of
weight, percent of body fat,
fat-free mass, body-mass in-
dex and waist size.
Those who competed in
the endurance category
were also required to do as
many sit-ups as possible in
.one.minute. as well as push-
ups, a cardiac exercise which
measured the candidates'
aerobic capacity.
About 75 percent of the


Venice Fire Department par-
ticipated. The department
plans to make this an annual
event.
The program was devel-
oped in conjunction with a
national effort to improve
firefighter health and safety;
said Assistant Fire Chief
John Reed, who initiated the
local program.
Nationally, 50 firefighters
died in the line of duty
between January and May,
2005 10 more than the
same time the year before.
More than 78,000 fire-
fighter injuries occur annual-
ly, according to the National
Fire Protection Association.
These figures prompted the
International Association of
Fire Chiefs to-encourage fire
departments to develop pro-
grams to raise awareness of
firefighter safety, health and
fitness.


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near Central Avenue and Myrtle
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Jie top 10 sports stories of 20


Friday night's champi-
onship game of the Coach
Eddie Shannon Classic fea-
tured contrasting styles.
In one comer was deliber-
ate Venice High and in the
other run-and-gun Southeast.
Venice slowed Southeast
down a bunch, but the Semi-
noles had enough quickness
and patience to polish off a
47-36 decision in front of a big
crowd at the Manatee Com-
munity College gym.
Venice fell to 6-8 while
Southeast improved to 8-3.
"When was the last time we
were in a tournament final?,"
asked Venice coach Steve
Cavallaro, flanked by trusty
assistants Silvio Tassotti, Jim
Davis and Dave Shacklett. "We
need to learn how to win. It's a
growing process. The experi-
ence will help us."
Venice was very tight in the
first half, committing 15
turnovers and only connect-
ing on three field goals. Still,
the Indians only trailed 15-10
at intermission.
"Holding Southeast to 15
points in a half is pretty good
defense," Cavallaro said.
The Seminoles were getting
away with some physical con-
tact while pressing the
Indians. This would prove to
be a factor all night long.
Every time it looked like
Southeast might pull away,
Venice hung in there.
The Seminoles scored two
buckets to open the third
quarter to go up 19-10, but
guard George Stritz canned
two free throws and a trey to
pull the Indians to within 19-
15.
Venice trailed 23-18 head-
ing into the final period.
Forward Kyle Abney had a
big fourth quarter to keep
Venice in the hunt. He scored
11 of his team high 15 points
in the final session. Forward/
guatd Kalen Lyons scored five
of his nine points in the fourth
quarter.
A 3-pointer by Lyons closed
Venice to 23-22 with 6:40 left
in the fourth quarter. Abney
did his best to keep Venice
close, but Southeast went to
the line a whopping 20 times
in the final period of play. The
Seminoles sank 15 of them.
Tournament MVP Brian
Alexander, a small guard, con-
nected on seven of 10 free
throws in the fourth quarter.
He finished with a game-high
16 points.
Lyons was selected to the
all-tournament team.
"In the second half, we had
a few kids step up," Cavallaro
said.
The Indians are back in
actionWednesday night, play-
ing host to Port Charlotte.

SOUTHEAST 47,VENICE 36

VENICE (36)
Abney 5 5-6 15, Lyons 3 1-2 9,
Vasilevskiy 1 0-2 2, Bonilla 0 0-0 0,
Stritz 2 2-2 8, Mehserle 0 2-2 2,
Jutras 0 0-0 0, Ream 0 0-0 0.
Totals 11 10-14 36.

SOUTHEAST (47)
Hill 1 0-0 3, Alexander 4 7-10
16, Cooper 0 3-4 3, Smith 3 3-4
11, Jones 2 0-0 4, Hawkins 2 0-0 4,
Maxwell 1 4-4 6. Totals: 13 17-22
47.

Venice (6-8) 8 2 8 18-36
Southeast (8-3)7 8 8 24-47
3-point goals: Lyons 2, Stritz 2,
Hill, Alexander, Smith 2. Total
fouls: Venice 15, Southeast 20.
Fouled out: Vasilevskiy, Abney.


1. VENICE HIGH VOLLEYBALL WINS STATE
CHAMPIONSHIP
The Venice High volleyball team came oh-so-
close to winning it all in 2004. Bolstered by a senior
laden squad, the Lady Indians made a determined
run only to lose to Fort Lauderdale-St. Thomas
Aquinas in the final.
2005 was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the
Lady Indians. There was only one senior returning.
The rest were talented but untested underclass-
men.
Venice took some lumps early, but by the end of
the season, the Lady Indians had gained confidence
and were snowballing to another State Final 4.
This time, Venice made good. The Lady Indians
rolled West Boca Raton-in the state semifinal and
then chopped up Tallahassee-Chiles in the state
final.
And coach Brian Wheatley had his second state
championship since coming to VHS in 1994.
Three players made first team all-state Dana
Dumas, Natalie Gaudreau and Nickie Halbert. Julie
Howlett was an Honorable Mention selection.
The Venice volleyball team ended the regular
season with a record of 18-7. The Lady Indians won
eight straight matches to close out the season. The
biggest victory came in the regional semifinal when
they upset top-ranked Tampa-Plant on the road.

2. GIRLS HOOPSTERS AN IMPROBABLE
RUN TO THE STATE FINAL
Venice has never been known as a basketball
town.
Sure, they play a lot of pickup down at Hecksher
Park. The seniors have their own league down at
Woodmere.
But the Venice High boys had not had a winning
season since 1999.
While the girls have posted some fine records
under Jim Hansen and his successor, Joe Di-
Giacomo, the Lady Indians never made any head-
way in the regional and state tournaments.
In 2004, a high flying VHS team was upset in the
opening round of regional.


COURTESY PHOTO
Venice High girls basketball assistant coach Gary
Halbert gives some advice to Lisa Hough during the
Lady Indians' state finals run.


That all changed this past February and March,
as Venice marched straight to the state champi-
onship game.
Nobody gave the Lady Indians much of a chance,
but an.upset of Clearwater, a team which handily
handled the Lady Indians early in the season,
showed signs of what was to come.
All of a sudden, the Lady Indians were in
Lakeland for the Final Four. They topped Haines
City and advanced to the final against nationally
ranked Fort Lauderdale-Dillard.
The Venice girls played the game of their lives,
rallying big time in the fourth quarter. The
Cinderella Lady Indians came up'a little short, los-
ing by a scant three points 52-49 but came home
the darlings of the town.
Hats off to coaches DiGiacomo and assistants
Cayll Smith and Gary Halbert.
The Lady Indians got big seasons from seniors
Lisa Hough, Kailie Dettman, Vickie Mitchell, Dana
Nostin and Jessica Enander and sophomore point
guard Natalie Gaudreau.

3. WRESTLERS SECOND IN THE STATE
Veteran Venice High wrestling coach Dan Kelly
thought he was facing a rebuilding season in 2004-
2005. Instead, he was pleasantly surprised as the
Indians finished second in the state to champion
Brandon in the Class 2A Finals held last February at
The Lakeland Center.
The team was propelled by individual champion
Jeremie Cook, who polished off a 45-0 unbeaten
season by winning an individual title at 189 pounds.
Cook was third as a sophomore.
The supporting cast was deep. Senior Zach
Gaudreau was third at 171 pounds. Junior Brett
Nelson was fourth at 140. Senior Matt Rossheim
(119) and sophomore Keith Koziel (130) each took
fifth.
Venice sent nine wrestlers to the state meet.
In dual meets, Venice finished 14-2 with losses to
Brandon and Lemon Bay. The Indians avenged the
loss to Lemon Bay later in the season.

4. HALL OF FAME INDUCTS CLASS OF 2005
The Venice Sports Hall of Fame grew by three in
June, as Sheryl Maize, Ralph Adrian Sr. and Milt
Maas were inducted in a ceremony at Bogey's
Restaurant in June.
The Venice Sports Hall of Fame now has 14
inductees. Plaques of each member are on display
on a "Wall of Fame" at Bogey's on East Venice
Avenue.
Maize was just the second female voted into the
Venice Hall: She won an individual state golf cham-
pionship during her senior year at Venice High in
1986. She went on to golf at the University of Miami.
From there, she played on the pro tour until a
shoulder injury ended her competitive career in
1994.
Adrian is a Venice-Nokomis High graduate who
was a part of local youth sports for decades. He
helped start up youth football in Venice. He coach-
es and served on the board with the Pop Warner
Vikings. Adrian announced Vikings andVHS games
for a number of years. He also coached in Venice
Little League.
Maas is the third Hall of Famer to be selected
posthumously. He was instrumental in organizing
girls fast pitch softball in Venice. He was coach,
umpire and board member with Miss Venice. Maas
later became heavily involved with the Venice High
girls volleyball program. Two daughters starred for
Lady Indian teams. Maas passed away in 2002.


5. FLORIDA LEGENDS SIMPLY THE BEST
The Florida Legends are part of the reason wiy
Venice is the unofficial "Senior Softball Capitol of
the United States."
The all-star 60-plus squad is dotted with players
from Venice guys like Lou Giovanini, Iat
Bidelman, Hansel Faulkner, Billy Brotherton, Lairy
Monroe and Richard Marks.
The Legends played in eight national tourpa-
ments in 2005. They incredibly won seven of them.
The Legends also captured another state title.
They have won five Florida Half Century champi-
onships over the past six years.

6. HUGHEY DRAFTED BY PADRES
Former Venice High pitching standout Arnold
Hughey finished his senior year at Auburn
University with a record of 8-4 and an ERA of 3.74.
In his four years at Auburn, Hughey was 22-17.
Pro scouts had his number. It came up in the
Major League Baseball Draft, as Hughey was picked
in the 13th round by the San Diego Padres.
Hughey signed immediately and was sent to play
short season for the Eugene Emeralds, Class A,
Northwestern League.
The lanky left-hander impressed immensely, fin-
ishing with a record of 5-1 and an ERA of 3.06. In 47
innings, he fanned 58 and walked 12.
Hughey has a number of school records atVHS.
In his senior year in 2001, he was 12-2 with an ERA
of 0.82. He helped lead the Indians to the State Final
Four twice during his Indian career.
Two other former Venice High baseball stand-
outs had impressive campaigns in the minors.
Jon Knott, a 1996 grad, batted .250 with 25 home
runs and 78 RBIs for the Portland Beavers, Class
AAA, Pacific Coast League.
Adam Pavkovich, Class of 2000, also played
AAA ball, for the California Angels. He played for
the Salt Lake Stingers. On the season, he batted
.269 with eight homers and 51 RBIs. "Pac" also
flashed slick leather at third base.


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SUN FILE PHOTO
Arnold Hughey fires during his Venice High days.
He went on to excel at Auburn and was drafted by
the San Diego Padres this past spring.


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begins Jan. 6. Practices are at
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days at Field 1 at the
Englewood Sports Complex,
River Road. Contact Norm
Ellis at 473-4248.
Scorpions look to spring
The South Florida Scor-
pions 10-and-under AAU
baseball team is looking for a
few players for the spring sea-
son. Players can't be 11 years
old before April 30.
The Scorpions finished 23-
3 in the fall and placed third
in the state tournament.
Tryouts will be late
December and in early
January. For more informa-
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The best thing about the
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great of returning to state and
doing even better.
The Venice girls have sen-
sational freshmen Casey
Kennedy and Crystal Smith;
super sophomore Katie
Kennedy; and solid junior
Megan Clipse.
The lone senior on the
team was Lindsey Hinshaw.
The State Finals was a two-
day event at a windblown
Club at Pointe West.
Casey Kennedy was low
scorer for the Lady Indians
with a 77-80-157. Smith
was next lowest at 80-81-
161.
It was the first season for
co-coaches Shari Lindsey and
Larry Sandburg.


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TRY MAKES STATE MEET
The Lady Indian harriers
put Venice on the state cross
country map by qualifying for
the Class 3A Finals held in
Dade City in November.
Venice High qualified for
the State Meet by finishing
high in the regional and dis-
trict meets.
The Lady Indians were led
by seniors Stephanie Korszen,
Genna Jones, Alex Natiss and
Katie Pfost; junior Erin
McCullough; sophomore
Chelsea Rose; and freshman
Sarah Britton.
Although Venice finished
18th out of the 24 teams, it
didn't dampen the Lady
Indians' spirit.
"Our goal was to get here,"
said brilliant young coach
Brenda Clark. "It's the first
time in 11 years. Itwas a good
year."
With runners like Rose and
McCullough coming back,
Venice aims to return in 2006.

9. CHARLES ONE OF THE
AREA'S BEST
Venice High senior Tony
Charles was arguably the top
football player in the tri-,


county area. He was the heart
and soul of a team that was
district runnerup and went
two deep into the playoffs.
Charles was a dual threat
for the Indians. He led the
team in rushing with 1,500
yards. On defense at safety, he
led the team in tackles.
Charles was picked to play
in the PAL Bowl All-Star
Game. He was one of the
Sarasota squad's captains. He
was also played in the FCAC's
North vs. South All-Star
Classic in Ocala.
Charles will be a true find
for the right college.
10. VENICE LITTLE
LEAGUE NATIONAL 9-10
ALL-STARS WIN DISTRICT
TITLE
Venice Little League had a
District 16 champion in the 9-
10 Nationals, which went a
perfect 6-0 in the tournament
played in late June and early
July.
The Nats defeated Venice
American in the champi-
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National was led by
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By DONNA DAVIDSON Habitat for Humanity.
FEATURES EDITOR 2005 President Russell
It was a very good year Garrod boasted the parade
especially when compared to had the most entries and
2004. largest traffic counts in the
Businesses survived, thrived event's 18-year history.
and lived to celebrate mile- The winners were:
stone achievements and In the $125,000 to $250,0(
anniversaries, category:
In February, the Charlotte Best Kitchen: "Susannah,
Builders and Contractors by John Ursu Construction
Association held its 2005 Best Bath: "Marabella,"
Parade of Homes, "Blueprints by Masterpiece Custom
to the American Dream." Homes
They had 35 new homes Best Livability:'
eight more than in 2004 on "Susannah," by John Ursu
their parade route, which Construction
covered Port Charlotte, North Best Outdoor:
Port, Punta Gorda and Roton- "Susannah," by John Ursu
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There were favorites, Superior Home:
winners. For the purposes of "Susannah," by John Ursu
judging, the homes were Construction
divided into three price In the $250,000 to $375,00
divisions and honored in five category:
categories (Superior Home, Best Kitchen: "Lexis,"
Best Bath, Best Kitchen, Rest by St. Clair Custom Homes
Outdoor Living and Best Inc.
Livability). Best Bath "Michelangelo,'
The "Caribbean" by Britan- by Newport Homes Inc.
nia Construction was the Best Livability:
Showcase Home. It obtained "Michelangelo," by
that status via an auction.
More than 1,700 Realtors and Newport Homes Inc. and
industry leaders were invited "Mocha," by R&W Custom
and $1,000 vwas raised for Builders


2005 Parade of Homes: Best Bath, Best Livability in the $250,000 to $375,000 category, "Michelangelo," by Newport Homes Inc.


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STATE-OF-THE-HOME-INDUSTRY UPDATE


* 2005
From page 2

County in Port Charlotte to get
,the lowdown on what local
contractors have to offer
homebuyers. Participating
builders were:
Sand Star Custom Homes
Elias Brothers
John Cannon Homes
Bruce Williams Homes
David Weekley Homes
Stock Development
CCI Homes
*'Home Gallery
US Home
S:SMC Membership
Centex Homes
SunQuest
Blue Dolphin
Mercedes Homes
Right Choice Homes
Carll Burr Homes
Beazer Homes
Lexington Homes

At the builders' Christmas
banquet and installation
dinner officers and award
winners were named. Suzanne
Grahamn, of American Pest
Control and Management Inc.,
was installed as the first


Best Kitchen, Best Bath, Best Livability and Superior Home in the Best Kitchen and Superior Home in the $250,000 to $375,000
$375,000-plus category: "LeGrande," by LaMaison. category: "Lexis," by St. Clair Custom Homes.


female president and Jon
Bednerik was named execu-


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ve officer of the Charlotte- Rebuilding
eSoto BIA. The Builder of the All year, local contractors
ear Award was given to Larry showed up in force to help
handles, of SandStar Custom homeowners and buyers
get a handle on the new
Shomescape in Charlotte,
DeSoto and Sarasota counties.
They had their hands full.,
There was so much to do.
But they kept their models
open and the Sun Coast
Homes section became their
bulletin board for many
months, updating the list
GRAHAM SANDLES of models open for business


every week.
While some development
plans stalled, the Sun.featured
builders and businesses in
Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte,
North Port, Englewood and
Cape Coral who were breaking
new ground.
KB Home, Park Place
Estates, RioVilla Lakes,
VivantW, Mondovi Bay and
Villa Grande, Ryland Homes'
Suncoast Lakes have projects
in Punta Gorda and Port
Charlotte. Third;generation
Florida home builder, Billy
Pearson, has added a new
gem to the community of


Deep Creek, the "Unbelievable
Entertainer" model..
Park Place Estates, designed
as duplex and fourplex villas,
has four models, the Heron,
the Egret, the Sandpiper and
the Osprey. It is, located at
3200 Loveland Blvd., Port
Charlotte, one block east of
Kings Highway between
Westchester and Olean
boulevards.
Park Place is an age and
deed restricted 55-plus
community and the amenities
being offered are almost
endless. Visit the Web site at
www.parkplaceestates.com.


Local development groups
led by managing partner Joe
Boff continued to develop
waterfront carriage home
communities in Charldtte
County, including Mondovi
Bay at Burnt Store Isles,
Schooner Cove and Snug
Harbor in Punta Gorda.
Punta Gorda Isle's Fountain
Court only has four of its 144
units left for sale.
Storybook Homes' presi-
dent and CEO Robert Rosasco
partners with Coldwell Banker
Sunstar-Morris Realty Inc.
with the Looking Glass model
in Deep Creek
American Dream Builders,
a McCord family business,
expanded its homes portfolio
by introducing its "Presidential
Series." Their Yellowstone
model on Toledo Blade in Port
Charlotte represents their
credo, "A family helping
families realize the American
dream of home ownership,"
with attention given to the
smallest detail in each home.

North Port Growth
U.S. Home, a Lennar
Company, has a bright .
Please see 2005, page 4


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* 2005
From page 3


presence in North Port and
Venice with Stoneybrook in
Venice and Heron Creek,
Villas at Sabal Trace and
Wonders at Talon Bay in
North Port.
Centex is opening Cypress
Falls and Cedar Grove at the
Woodlands. Heron Creek Golf
and Country Club in North
Port boasts many builders'
products including the
Therwood by Nohl Crest
Homes.
Other builders taking center
stage in North Port are:
CCI Homes


Peter Shipps
Home Masters Construc-
tion
Premier Homes
American Dream Builders
Heron Cove Construction
David Weekley Homes
Masterpiece Custom
Homes
CarllBurr Homes
Nick Bonsky, president of
Masterpiece Custom Homes is
pleased with the decision he
made two years ago to base
his company in North Port.
His company swept all six
awards in their price category
in the 2005 Home Builders
Association of Manatee and
Sarasota counties "Parade of


Homes" for their Marabella
model.
Gregory R. Leach, a
contractor since 1978, is proud
to say his company, Heron
Cove Construction, doesn't
need a punch list. Their
headquarters are in North Port
and they show nine models.
The Sanibel model by North
Port's Gulfstream Develop-
ment Group can be built on a
buyer's lot in Cape Coral,
Lehigh Acres
or North Port.
Peter Shipps Design &
Construction's new communi-
ty, The,Villas at Charleston
Park, is located on Pan
American and Spring Heaven


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Donna Davidson, Features Editor
(941) 206-1164

For advertising questions, please call:

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General Manager Steve Sachkar for North Port Sun (866) 562-6204

General Manager Lang Capasso for Englewood Sun (877) 827-6204

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Peter Shipps Design & Con-
struction, Inc. to include '
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popular floor plans, "on your
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The Burr family brought its
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Port, Fla. Carll Burr Realty
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which are permitted and ready
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with corporate headquarters
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in some of the most attractive
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Englewood Growth
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Majestic Landfair Group LLC,
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Alder Partners LLC, joined
forces to create Redfish Key
LLC.
Joining the magnificent
Hammocks and Lemon Bay
Preserve is another upscale
development, the Boca Royale
development, which sits at the
edge of a well-groomed golf
course. Boca Royale Golf and
Country Club encompasses
860 acres. Arthur Rutenberg
Homes, Thompson Custom
Homes have been built in
Grande Park along the golf
course.
First phase completion for
the villas at Alhambra on Lake
Marlin near Englewood is
slated for April 2006.

Poised for.regional growth
SThe potential growth and
comparative land bargains
continues to attract such
builders as:
Centex
RB Home
CORE Construction
SAmerican Homes
Stock Development
David Weekley Homes
HolidayHomes
SSunrise Pointe Condo-
miniums on Manasota Key


File photo
From left, Peter Shipps Design & Construction, Inc.s Director of
Sales Len Lentz and new home sales consultants Ralph Ramsey and.
Carrie Taylor celebrate a year of growth in North Port.


File photo
Barry Eisenberg, vice president of sales for Vivant6 and Gabe Bove,
president of Bove Company were photographed at the construction
site of the new development Vivant6 in Punta Gorda Isles.


File pnoro
In Rotonda, Blue Dolphin Builders, expanded their business,
opening the Sunrise I model. Vice President Paul Andrews, left, and
President Richard Dugas are an experienced team.


DiVosta Homes from the
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Centex
Centex Homes of Southwest
Florida joins the budding ,
North Port market with the
successful launch of Cypress
Falls and Cedar Grove in
North Port. These are the first


two of five communities in the
master-planned development,
The Woodlands. In May 22
homebuyers selected and
reserved their home site in
Cypress Falls, the active-adult
community.
Centex Homes also has six
Please see 2005, page 5


File photo
American Homes' management team stays personally involved in
the construction of their new model home the Asford, opening in
North Port. From left is Howard Bohnsack, production manager,
Dennis Kotaska, CEO and President Gus Hevia.


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776 and 1-75, homebuyers
have plenty of options on
where to choose their new
David Weekley home in Port
Charlotte.


SGroundbreaking forThe Alhambra on Lake Marlin in Charlotte County was well attended. At back
left are Derick Coles, CEO of New Horizons Group, Andr6 deQuervian, design manager of Fiore Co
tion, Esther Maisch, Realtor with New Horizons Realty Gulf Coast, Tony Fiore, Fiore Construction, a
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2005
From page 4

models open at the Riverwood
Golf & Country Club.

KB Home
KB Home's "aggressive
expansion into Florida" and
decision to expand its housing
products to target move-up
and active-adult buyers in
addition to entry-level buyers
is driving the company's
Growth. They have a Deep
SCreek model. KB Home
operates in several states,
including California, Florida,
Nevada, Texas and Georgia.
A subsidiary of the company
also builds homes in France.

CORE Construction
CORE Construction Florida
is based in Naples, Fla., with -
offices in Sarasota and
Orlando. In June, The Ameri-


can Specialty Contractors of
Florida Inc. (ASCF) named
CORE Construction, formerly
Southern GulfWest Construc-
tion, its "General Contractor of
the Year." CORE is building
several condo/coach home
neighborhoods in the Punta
Gorda/Port Charlotte area.
Some are right off Charlotte
Harbour.

American Homes
American Homes' CEO
Dennis Kotaska brags, "Ameri-
can Homes is structured the
same way as every successful
production builder, and we're
on target to build 300 to 500
homes annually within five
years."

Stock Development
Stock Development has
begun construction on the
Club atVivantd, a community
of waterfront homes located
adjacent to Charlotte Harbor.


The 550-unit commit
consists of two private
neighborhoods, as we]
as a central clubhouse
plex. Vivant6's site incl
expansive lakes windir
through the property.
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country club common
whose portfolio include
Grandezza, Lely Resor
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developer of Boca Lag'
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based design/build fir
expertise in luxury resi
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David Weekley Home
David Weekley Hom
based in Houston, Tex
new to the Fort Myers
as owners of Coastlani
Homes, decided to off
popular "Build-on-you


Holiday Builders
Providing quality-built
homes since 1983, Holiday
Builders, 30th on the Builder
100 list, announced Ronald K.
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market Pointe condominium project
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credentials she has earned.
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upheaval her clients have
experienced since Hurricane
Charley.

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this year in
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In 2004,
Sun readers
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ly Floors the
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Company in Charlotte
County. In 2005 her company
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TV CELEBRITIES
CAME TO TOWN

Vila helps rebuild
Hurricane Charley put
Charlotte County on the map
of national awareness and
celebrities came to help
others start over.


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expert, Bob Vila and FLASH,
the nonprofit Federal Alliance
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FRAN VALENCIC
SOCIAL COLUMNIST


Happy New Year

Here we go again. Let's see.
What resolutions are we mak-
ing this year?
Venice alumni news
While purchasing a new set
of windshield wipers at
Willette Automotive recently I
learned that Jason Willette,
the owners son, is one of my
former students. Jason was in
my class about 20 years ago.
This wonderful young man
is now a Sergeant with the
82nd Airborne serving in
Afghanistan. Jason has been
serving for 3 years. When
Jason finishes his service he
hopes to come home and do
body work on cars compli-
menting his dad's business.
We wish Jason and his fam-
ily the best.
Exchange students
Fabio Sousa, Maycon
Franchini, Marcelo Roth-
barth and Raphael Lopez are
university students in
Florienopolis, Brazil. For the
next 4 months they will be
working at the Venice Yacht
Club waiting tables and help-
ing with maintenance.
The young men are part of
an exchange program of
about 30 students. They are
marketing and economics
majors who hope to learn as
much as they can during their
time in Venice. When not
working they enjoy biking and
exploring Venice.
A new face in town
Guy Carpenter is the new
assistant food and beverage
manager at the Plantation Golf
Club. Guy admits even though
he enjoys the beautiful Florida
weather he does miss the
Buffalo, NewYork snow.
Enjoying a
moment of pride
If you want to see Pat Urich
smile ask her about her daugh-
ter. Darla Jaye is the new talk
,show host on a 3 hour program
:on KMBZ in Kansas City. The
show features lively discussions
about issues of the day.
Pat is one of the HVV volun-
teers who also enjoys the
movies. She can't wait until the
new theaters open in Gallery
Plaza. Pat and I are both hoping
the plans include the $3.50 after-
noon senior citizen specials we
enjoyed at the Regal Cinemas.
"Hearts For SPARCC"
Girl scouts Annette Kenny,
Karah Grodt, Shianne
Gordan, Alexxa Fazzone,
Heather Forsyth, Hannah
McCumber, Krista and Julie
Morgan, Megan McDaniels,
Joy Purcell, Jerica Caudiel,
Sharon Robinson, Danielle
and Bailee Lingerfelt, Alysa
Roberts and Penny and
Emma Mcllwain recently
spent a day making heart pins
to sell for $5.
Look for the pins in local
stores during Jan and Feb.
Proceeds benefit SPARCC. For
information call 408-8587.
Pat on the Back
Everyone who attends the
Third Thursday Strolls on
Venice MainStreet knows the
singing d.j., Bruno Mollica.
Bruno provides many ser-
vices in town including mas-
ter of ceremonies at fashion
shows. The Venice Historic
Society gives him a special pat
on the back for providing the
sound system and circus
music for the recent celebra-
tion honoring Gunther
Gebel-Williams.
Thanks, Bruno.


SUN PHOTO BY JEFF TAVARES
Doug Bolduc, former editor of the Venice Gondolier Sun, '.
initiated the Gunther Gebel-Williams statue project


BY KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR

Choosing the top 10 Our
Town stories was 50 percent
more difficult in 2005.
When the Venice
Gondolier Sun went to three-
day-a-week coverage, the
result was 150 front-page Our
Town stories.
Despite the lengthier list,
there was no denying the
biggest story of all the ded-
ication of the larger-than-life-
size statue of circus legend
Gunther Gebel-Williams on
Dec. 5.
The remaining stories on
the list hint at the potpourri of
offerings to be found in the
feature section of your com-
munity paper.


Circus legend honored
by his adopted home
Four years after his death,
Gunther Gebel-Williams re-
ceived the biggest honor ever
bestowed on, a Venice resi-
dent.
A larger-than-life-size
bronze statue depicting the
former star of the Ringling
Bros. and Barnum & Bailey
Circus and long-time Venice
resident was dedicated Dec. 5
at the restored Venice Train
Depot.
While some 300 friends,
family members and fans
looked on, remarks were
made by President Betty
Intagliata of the Venice Area
Historical, Society; Father
Jerry Hogan of St. Michael's
Church in North Landover,


SUN PHOTO BY KIM COOL
Local artist, arts supporter, board member of the Sarasota
Opera and retired engineer Ilse Kern died in July. She is shown
signing copies of her autobiography, "Looking Back, at the
Venice Yacht Club a year ago.


Mass.; Statue Steering
Committee Chair George
McLean; artist Ed Kasprovitz;
Pat Mackenzie representing
State Representative Nancy
Detert; Venice Mayor Dean
Calamaras; Feld Entertain-
ment Chair and CEO Kenneth
Feld; retired Ringling circus
veterinarian Dr. Richard
Houck; County Board of
Commissioners Chair Paul
Mercier, Sarasota Parks and
Recreation Department Gen-
eral Manager John E McCarty
and Venice Gondolier Sun
Features Editor Kim Cool on
behalf of former editor Doug
Bolduc, who initiated the
statue project shortly after the
death of the famous per-
former in Venice in 2001.
Final cost for the statue
was in excess of $40,000,
which came from large and
small donors and from a sale
of circus memorabilia that
kicked off the initial fundrais-
ing efforts. Gondolier Sun
Publisher Bob Vedder made
the first contribution. The
largest donations to the stat-
ue fund came from Feld
Entertainment, which owns
the Ringling Bros. and
Barnum & Bailey Circus; the
city of Venice and Sarasota
County. In addition to con-
tributing some $8,000 to the
statue fund, the county has
agreed to care for the statue in
perpetuity.
JCCV installs its first rabbi
Nov. 4, Ann :Campbell
White become the first resi-
dent rabbi at the 25-year-old
Jewish Community Center of
Venice.
"I converted to Judaism for
the direct connect," she said.
"I liked the structure and the
liturgy."
Self-described as having
been a "generic Protestant,"
the convert to Judaism was a
member of the Venice con-
gregation from 1996 to 2001,
when she began her rabbini-
cal studies at Spertus Institute
of Jewish Studies in Chicago,
before continuing studies
toward a rabbinical degree in
New York City at the
Rabbinical Seminary Interna-
tional, which offers individu-
alized programs that train
unaffiliated rabbis. Unaf-
filiated rabbis are those who
are not aligned with any one
division of Judaism such as
reform, conservative or
orthodox Instead, an unaffili-
ated rabbi such as Rabbi
White can administer to any-
one of the Jewish faith.
As the JCCV membership
is a blend of Jews from many
backgrounds, White was a
logical choice. She will con-
duct Shabbat (sabbath) ser-
vices twice monthly, lead a
monthly Torah study, con-
duct a spiritual workshop
based on mysticism and the
Kabbala and also will conduct
a Bible-reading program for
women only.
Area loses leading
artist and arts supporter
Ilse Kern, a renaissance
woman, accomplished as
much in retirement as many
people do in a lifetime.
With plans for a third book
in as many years, she died in
her Nokomis home Friday,
July 8, of heart failure. She was
80.
Surviving is her husband of
56 years, Gunther Kern, and a
cadre of friends and associ-
ates in the worlds of the arts
and engineering, fields in
which she excelled through-
out her life.
Following the creation of a
video archive of her life histo-
ry in conjunction with a story


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Sea turtles nesting on Venice beaches in 2005 had to contend
with shifting sands and lights.


for the Venice Gondolier Sun,
she decided to write her life
story, "Looking Back," which
was published in 2004. Some
of her German paintings were
included in that book.
Inspired by the success of
that volume, she assembled a
book of short stories about


a pastor and community
leader in Laurel. He was 83.
The pastor had lived inVenice
for 75 years, coming here, as a
child. His father was a section
crew chief for the Seaboard
Airline Railway.
Because of his long history
in the area, the pastor was


SUN PHOTO BY KIM COOL
Ann Campbell White becomes the first resident rabbi at the
Jewish Community Center of Venice


animals. The leatherbound
book is available at area book
stores.
"Turning possibilities into
realities that is Ilse," Selby
Foundation chair Debra
Jacobs said. "It is a shame she
had to have a human form.
Her mental ability was end-
less. It was only her body that
got in the way."
Religious
leader leaves a legacy
Rev. Clarence Sims Jr. of
Nokomis died Feb. 26, less
than one week after being
honored by the Venice
Historical Society for the
many contributions he made
during his long-time career as


prominently featured in the
historical documentary
"ImaginingVenice." His recol-
lection of Venice's black com-
munity is probably the most
respected and knowledgeable
of all. It covers the evolving
role of blacks in the Venice
community throughout the
years.
He raised a family of two
daughters and a son with his
wife, Ruby Wallace Sims. He
became an ordained minister
and started preaching at the
Johnson Chapel Missionary
Baptist Church in Laurel.
He was pastor at Galilee
Missionary Baptist Church in

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PHOTO COURTESY OF SANDRA TERRY SIMS
The Rev. James Clarence Sims died just two days after being
honored by the Venice Historical Society for his many contribu-
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2B VENICE GONDOLIER SUN


You should be


proud, Venice


There have been two arti-
cles appearing in this news-
paper within the past month
or so that really hit me the
article about the extravagant
amount of money spent on
the Medjool palms lining
Tamiami Trail and the stripe.
around Venice Regional
Medical Center. People of
Venice, do you see what I see?
Every morning while driving
to work I swing over to the left
to get in the lanes heading to
the South (Circus) Bridge. I
admire the beautiful new ren-
ovated bridge and tower, take
a glance over to see if anyone
is practicing on the trapezes
and slowly make my way
down Tamiami Trail. I also
take a look at the plantings at
Amora (they have done a fine
job). I have watched the new
palms from the very minute
they were planted and staked.
Months went by. Many times I
wondered when the land-
scape architect, or grower,
would finally cut away the
bands holding the palm
fronds. They were tied up for
so long, it reminded me of
how we used to blanch cauli-
flower as a kid. In the heat of
last summer, I even thought
for a moment that the palm,
fronds must be "baking to


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death." I still watched them
every day. Lo and behold,
someone finally unveiled the
trees and the majestic and
spectacular look of the island
of Venice came alive once
again. Take a look at the base
of these trees along the trail,
and you will also see hun-
dreds of other small plants.
Good going, Venice!
Take a gander at the hospi-
tal and actually see how neat,
clean and improved it looks. A
few weeks ago, they just fin-
ished off the plantings under
the first-floor windows and a
large landscaped section
where the street y's off. Look
at the pumpkin-pie-colored
stripes and how nice a visual
they really are.
I'm sure it was a struggle
many years ago to get the
funds appropriated for the
Venice Avenue plantings. I
think a big "thank you"
should be extended to the
visionaries who made that
possible years ago. The
-banyan trees, now a banned
species, were also preserved
to make a fine, grand appear-
ance. Sometimes it takes a dip
into the till for all of us to
enjoy nature, now and in the
future.
Good going!
Carol Mozik is a Venice
Gondolier Sun employee
(Church, Classified & Legal
Advertising Representative),
as well as past president, past
membership chair and board
member of the CC
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SUNDAY,
JAN.1
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Nature walk
The Manatee-Sarasota Sierra
Club leads a 4-6 mile Myakka
State Park walk at 8:30 a.m.
Wear sturdy shoes, sunscreen
and bring water, insect re-'
pellent and lunch if your time
allows. Donation: $5. RSVP to
Sally at 484-4113.
First ride of 2006
Dave and Mary Moulds of the
Coastal Cruisers Bicycle Club
lead a 40-45 mile ride at 16-18
mph, departing at 8:30 a.m.
from behind McDonald's on
U.S. 41 Bypass in Venice near
Bird Bay Drive. the route will
include Casey Key, so those
wishing a shorter ride, but at
the same speed, can meet the
group as it passes Nokomis
Beach around 9 a.m. Helmets
required. Call 493-6546.
Exhibit
"The Game," by Carole Con-
nely, oil on canvas 31 in. by
46 in., is just one of the
artist's pieces on exhibit
through Jan. 31 at The Palm
Avenue Gallery, 45 S. Palm
Ave., Sarasota. Custom pic-
ture framing available on
premises. Gallery hours are
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-
5 p.m. and by appointment.
Phone or fax 953-5757 or visit
palmavenuegallery.com.
Cricket
The Sarasota Community
Cricket Club plays Sundays
11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., at
Nokomis Community Park,
234 East Nippino Trail. All are
welcome. CallYogi Jani, presi-
dent, at 921-6110.
Euchre
VFW Post 8118 hosts Euchre
at 2 p.m. Sunday at 832 E.
Venice Ave. inVenice. Al play-
ers welcome.
Bingo
Knights of Columbus holds
early-bird bingo at 2 p.m.
Sunday at 512 Substation
Road (by Burger King). Doors
open at noon. Snacks avail-
able. Call 484-4512.


MONDAY,
JAN.2
Volunteer sessions
ThO'W. T. Sampson Smith
Center for Therapeutic Riding
in Nokomis needs volunteers


for their Monday-morning,
educational horseback-riding
program and the Special
Olympics Equestrian Team at
1621 Ranch Road in Nokomis.
Training takes place at the
center Jan. 2, 3-4 p.m., and
Jan. 7, noon-1 p.m. Call the
center at 412-9333.
Elks fun
Lunch is served Mondays,
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the
new Venice-Nokomis Elks
Lodge, 1021 Discovery Way
in Nokomis. Wings and things
5-8 p.m. Call 486-1854.
Sew Much Fun
The Venice/Englewood Sew
Much Fun group meets 1-3
p.m. at Jacaranda .Public
Library, 4143 Woodmere Park
Blvd., Venice. The group
meets the first Monday of
each month. Call Judy at 475-
2800 or e-mail needle.woman
@att.net.
Painting classes
An acrylic painting class starts
at 9 a.m. at theVenice Gardens
Civic Center, 406 Shamrock
Blvd. One-stroke technique.
Fee and supplies required. Call
Barb at 497-1395.
Bingo
Disabled American Veterans
hosts bingo with bingo sheets
and dabbers, Mondays at 6
p.m. at 600 Colonia Lane in
Nokomis. Call 488-4500.
SILL lecture
Romantic Vocal Music is the
first lecture of the season for
the Sarasota Institute of
Lifetime Learning, 10:30 a.m.
at Holley Hall, 709 North
Tamiami Trail in Sarasota.
Guest is music columnist
June LeBell of the Glenridge
Performing Arts Center.
Tickets: $8 at the .door. Call
365-6404..





Sculpture class
Nancy Heart teaches a terra
cotta clay sculpture class at
the Venice Art Center, 390 S.
Nokomis Ave., Tuesdays, 1-
3:30 p.m., Jan. 3-31, and
Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.-noon,
Jan. 4-Feb. 1. Beginners and
advanced students welcome
to this class with a strong
instructional component in a
relaxed atmosphere. Call 485-
7136 to register.
Ecosystem.workday
The American Littoral Society


Davison exhibit


GRAPHIC COURTESY OF ALLYN GALLUP CONTEMPORARY ART
Lynn Davison, "Gleeful Juggler," 36-in. by 36 in., oil on
canvas

Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art presents new work,
paintings and work on paper, by Lynn Davison, on exhibit
Jan. 4-28 at 556 5. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota. Gallery hours
are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and by
appointment. Call 366-2093 or visit miramararts.com..


leads volunteer work, 8:30
a.m.-noon, at Caspersen
Beach and Palmer Point,
clearing nonnative vegetation
and planting native plants. If
there are enough volunteers,
some will work in the green-
house at Venice High School
in preparation for growing
native plants to be used at
local beaches. Bring sun-
screen, water and work
gloves. Call John at 966-7308.
Croquet
Free Beginners Croquet Clin-
ic, 10-11 a.m., Tuesdays at the
Sarasota Croquet courts at
Wellfield Park, corner of
Lucaya and Pinebrook in
Venice. Call 484-3206.
Club fun
* Daughters of the British
Empire HMS Phoebe Chapter
meets at 1 p.m. at Jacaranda
Trace, 3600 William Penn
Way, South Venice. Women
of British birth or heritage
welcome. Call Sheila at 493-
7273.
* Lunch is served Tuesdays,
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and din-
ner 5-8 p.m. at the new
Venice-Nokomis Elks Lodge,
1021 Discovery Way in
Nokomis. Call 486-1854.
* The Sons of. Italy, Venice
Lodge 2747 holds its month-
ly membership meeting at
7:30 p.m., at the Nokomis
Community Center, 234 East
Nippino Trail. The public is
welcome. Call Fran at 484-
0746.
* The Venice Toastmasters
meet Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. at
the Venice Chamber of'Com-
merce, 597 South Tamiami
Trail on the island. Call Mary
at 488-1769.
Dancing
* Red Bates calls the follow-
ing square dance programs
Tuesday at Woodmere Park
Recreation Center, 3951
Woodmnere Park Blvd., Venice.
10 a.m.-noon, Plus level
class; 1-3 p.m., A-2 workshop;
3-5 p.m., Plus level workshop.
Call (941) 828-0481 or e-mail
redbates@juno.com.
* Tappercise: 10-11:30 a.m.,
beginners, Tuesdays at Starz
Choice Dance Studio, 348
Seaboard Ave., Venice, $10.
Noon-1 p.m., Tuesdays at
Venice Community Center,
300 S. Nokomis Ave., $6. Call
instructor Sharon de Marc at
408-0019.
* Gotta Dance Studio, 4-Bays
Center, 303 South Tamiami
Trail in Nokomis, offers
Argentine Tango Basics for
Beginners, 8-9:30 ,p.m. $10.
Call 486-0326.
Book club
The Jacaranda Public Library
Book Club discusses "Distant
Land of Our Father" by Bo
Caldwell 9:30-11 a.m. at 4143
Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice.
Chris Miller facilitates the
discussion. For more infor-
mation, call 861-1270.
Carlton Friends meet
The Friends of the Carlton
Reserve meet at 5 p.m. the
first Tuesday of the month at
the picnic pavilion at the re-
serve. The FCR supports the
Carlton Reserve with volun-
teer help, financial contri-
butions and public informa-
tion.
SILL lecture
"Measure for Measure" and
"Seven Curses": Shakespeare
and Dylan on Crime and
Punishment, presented by
the Sarasota Institute of
Lifetime Learning, 10:30 a.m.
at the Players Theatre, 838
North Tamiami Trail in
Sarasota. Guest is Chris-
topher Ricks of Boston and
Oxford Universities. Tickets:
$5 at the door. For more infor-
mation, call 365-6404.

Anglers
The Sarasota Sportfishing
Anglers Club meets at 7:30
p.m. at Bee Ridge Park, 4430
Lockwood Ridge Road.
Cynthia A. Heil of the Fish &
Wildlife Research Institute


discusses The Real Story on
Red Tide. For more informa-


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PHOTO COURTESY OF LIPIZZANER.COM


Horse play
The Lipizzaner Stallions present their 36th anniversary tour of the Dancing White Stallions,
performing at the Manatee Convention & Civic Center in Palmetto, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday,
Jan. 3; and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 4. Tickets: $19.50; children younger than
12 and seniors older than 60: $17.50. 2 p.m. show: $15.50. Order from ticketmaster.com or
call (941) 722-3244 or (813) 287-8844.

Yoga
Woodmere Park and Recreation Center, 3951 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice, offers begin-
ning through intermediate yoga 8:30-10 a.m., Tuesdays and Fridays, and 6:30-8 p.m.
Tuesday. Fees are $6.50 per class per pre-paid session and $8 for walk-ins. The instructor
is a certified yoga instructor and registered nurse. Call Alexis at 492-9353.

Music
Peter Buehr and his Florida Friends return to the Venice Gazebo, 1-3 p.m. Tuesday through
April. Performing with Peter on clarinet and sax at the free jazz concerts are Jack Fanning
on vibraphone, Ron Barber on piano, Mike Fiore on bass and Al Pierce ontlrums. All are


WEDNESDAY,
JAN. 4
Painting classes
Carolyn Merenda leads Fun
with Watercolor paint-alongs
for adults of all skill levels,
Wednesday, 2:30-4:30 p.m.,
Jan. 4-25 at the Nokomis
Community Center, 234 East
Nippino Trail. Cost is $62 plus
supplies. Register at first
class; supply list available at
the center. Call Merenda at
366-2866.
Elks fun
Lunch is served Wednesdays,
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the
new Venice-Nokomis Elks
Lodge, 1021 DiscoveryWay in
Nokomis. Call 486-1854.
Ecosystem presentation
Margaret' Stephens of the
Community College of Phil-
adelphia presents Fragile
Ecosystems: Kenya's Sam-
buru Region and the Pan-
tanal, Brazil. The public is
welcome to this multimedia
event at 2 p.m. at Jacaranda
Public Library, 4143 Wood-
mere Park Blvd., Venice. Call
861-1270.
Kiwanis
The Kiwanis Club of Venice


meets for lunch at noon at the
Holiday Inn of Venice, 455
North U.S. 41 Bypass. Sebas-
tiano Liseo discusses Medi-
terranean architecture of
Venice and Sarasota. Visitors
welcome. For more informa-
tion, call Irene at 484-6022.
Cribbage
The second annual Cribbage
Group meets weekly Wed-
nesdays at 6:45 p.m. at The
End Zone Sports Grille, Eason
Plaza, 2411 South McCall
Road in Englewood. Seven
different games played. $5
donation for prizes; no
muggins apply. Call "Boston
Bob" Waltzer at 276-1511.

Orchids
The Venice Area Orchid
Society meets at 7:30 p.m. at
the Venice Community Cen-
ter, 326 S. Nokomis Ave. The
public is welcome. For more
information, call Roy at 488-
4845.
Kayaking
It's Myakka Daze with the
American Littoral Society, a
full-day kayak trip for inter-
mediate paddlers at Myakka
River State Park. Equipment
and training provided. Fee:
$50 plus park entrance
fee. RSVP to John at 966-7308.


welcome. Call 488-8005.

tion, call Terry at 320-2613.
Pilates
Certified Pilates instructor
Randi Green teaches an
ongoing session with exercise
ball for beginners Tuesdays,
4-5:15 p.m. at Serenity Gar-
dens, 602 E. Venice Ave. in
Venice. Cost is $75 for six
weeks or $15 for walk-ins.
For more information, call
497-2239.
Tuesday bingo
* Venice Gardens Civic
Center, 406 Shamrock Blvd.,
doors open at 11 a.m., bingo
starts at noon. Hot dogs and
snacks available. Public wel-
come. For more information,
call 493-6541.
* Senior Friendship Center
Cafe, 2350 Scenic Drive,
Venice, holds bingo at 11 a.m.
Tuesday and Thursdays;
lunch at noon with 24-hour
advance reservations. Dona-
tion: $3. Call 584-0090 or
584-0031.
Stamp club
The Sarasota Philatelic Club
meets at 7 p.m. at the Uni-
tarian Universalist Church,
3975 Fruitville Road in Sara-
sota. All are welcome. Call
376-5689 or e-mail quality-
stamps@acun.com.


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NARSAD 2006 mental health research symposium


The event is free and
open to the public on
Jan. 7.

STAFF REPORT

Treatments for depressed
and bipolar patients, a new
approach to'severe mood dis-
orders and the role of nico-
tine addiction in psychiatric
disorders will be explored
Saturday, Jan. 7, at NARSAD
2006, a free symposium on
mental health research at the
Van Wezel Performing Arts
Hall, Sarasota.
The mental health
research symposium is free
and open to the public.
Registration opens at 8:30
a.m. Family and friends of
people with mental illness,
along with professionals, are
encouraged to attend. Health
care professionals can earn
continuing education units.
The symposium speakers
will be:
*Wade Berrettini, M.D., Ph.D.,
panel moderator, from the
University of Pennsylvania
School of Medicine, who will
speak on "Understanding
Nicotine. Addiction in
Psychiatric Disorders;"
* John Rush, MD, "Treatment
Algorithms: Implications for
Improving Outcomes with
Depressed Patients;"
* Joseph Calabrese, MD,

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By Vicki Connell.
Ml.A., CCC-A A
Certified Audiologist


Q. I have some pain in nil
right ear but I'm scheduled
to fly in two days. It is OK
for me to do so?
A. Any person with ear pain
should NOT fly unless he is
medically cleared to do so by a
'physician. Ear pain can be
caused by ear drum immobility
due to an infection and you
could experience horrific pain
when the airplane descends.
There is also a risk of
permanent nerve damage to
your hearing when one flies
with a middle ear disorder.
Those persons with diabetes
should be particularly'
concerned with a ear pain
because any infection in the ear
can quickly escalate to
dangerous levels. When we
fly, the air pressure outside our
ear drums becomes different
than the air pressure on the
other side of our ear drums. In
order to correct this we
"equalize" the pressure by
swallowing and allowing air to
enter our middle ear through
our Eustachian tubes. When we
have a head cold, our
Eustachian tubes can become
filled with fluid which will
prevent air from entering the
middle ear. This means our ear
drums cannot equalize and ear
pressure and pain can be the
result. If you are scheduled to
fly soon and have recently
recovered from a head cold or
sinus infection it would be wise
to see the Audiologists at
Woodmere Hearing &
Balance Centers, Inc. at 492-
4327 to have your ear drum
mobility evaluated. This
information will help you and
your physician decide how to
best prepare your ears for
flying.
Jacaranda Office Park
4120 Woodmere Park Blvd.
Suite 8A
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S Public Library)


PHOTOS COURTESY OF NARSAD
Wade Berrettini, M.D., Ph.D.,
Professor of Psychiatry and
Genetics, University of
Pennsylvania

Professor of Psychiatry, Case
Western Reserve University
School of Medicine, with an
"Update on the Management
-of Depression and Bipolar
Disorder;"
* John O'Reardon, Assistant
Professor of Psychiatry,
University of Pennsylvania,
on "Vagus Nerve Stimulation
- A Novel Approach to
Severe Mood Disorders."
Information booths and
exhibits, by local community
mental health care providers
and NARSAD will be open


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throughout the symposium
in the Van Wezel Grand Foyer.
Physicians, licensed men-
tal health counselors,
licensed clinical social work-
ers, nurses, and clinical phar-
macists can earn three
CEUs/Contact hours for a $20
fee. To register for CEUs or for
more detailed information,
call Sarasota Memorial
Hospital's HealthLine at (941)
917-7777, from 8 a.m. to 5
p.m., Monday through Friday.
The sponsors of NARSAD
2055 Sarasota are::Northern
Trust, Sarasota Memorial
Health Care System, Scene
magazine, Manatee
Memorial Hospital & Health
System, Louis de la Parte
Florida Mental Health
Institute at the University of
South Florida, Women's
Resource Center of Sarasota
County and Van Wezel
Performing Arts Hall.
"Through the generosity of
our sponsors, donors and
friends we are able to realize
one of our primary goals: to
close the gap in research
funding between mental ill-
nesses and diseases'such as
cancer and heart disease,"
NARSAD 2006 Co-chair Lee
Peterson said. NARSAD is the
largest donor-supported
organization in the world
devoted exclusively to sup-
porting scientific research on
brain and behavior disorders.
Since 1987, NARSAD has


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NAMI
The National Alliance for
the Mentally 11 of Sarasota
County Inc. meets at 7 p.m.,
Wednesday, Jan. 4, at Venice
HealthPark, 1201 Jacaranda
Blvd. Pam Fico of Serving
Health Insurance Needs of
Elders and a representative of
the Social Security Admini-
stration present recent up-
dates, in Medicaid and
Medicare. All are welcome.
Call 957-3626.
Health screenings
Therapeutic Recreation
Coalition is offering health
screenings and an expo for
any individual with a docu-
mented disability, 9 a.m.-3
p.m., Friday, Jan. 6, at the
Potter Building, Sarasota
County Fairgrounds, 3000
Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. T-
REC of Sarasota County is
providing this opportunity for
all individuals with disabili-
ties to start the new year off
right by getting health screen-
ings for vision, dental, hear-
ing, podiatry and blood pres-
sure. Several vendors will be
on hand to offer health tips
and options. All attendees will
be required to sign a release
form. Minors will need a par-
ent/guardian signature. All
caregivers and family mem-
bers / are encouraged to
attend. For more informa-
tion, contact the county call
center at 861-5000 and ask
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BodyTalk
Debbie Moran, LMT and,
Certified BodTalk Instructor is '
teaching BodyTalk Access on:
Saturday, Jan. 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
at the Comfort Suites Univer-
sity Park in Sarasota. You will
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Dr. Steven Masley
Dr. Steven Masley will dis-
cuss his book "Ten Years
Younger" 2 p.m., Thursday,i
Jan. 12 at the Selby Public
Library, Geldbart Auditorium,
1331 First St., Sarasota. Dr.
Masley's new book outlines,
his program to combat the ;
roots of accelerated aging.,
Masley, is a physician, nutri- i
tionist and former medical.
director of the Pritikinl
Longevity Center in Aventura,
Florida. The program is free,
and open to the public.1
Copies of the book will be-
available for sale and signing
by Dr. Masley. For more infor-
mation contact the Sarasota,
County Call Center at (941)
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'War' on dolphins and whales?


CONTACT US
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ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR
(941.) 207-1106
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Cleanup


LARRY ALLAN
FRESH AIR COLUMNIST

We all love to see the play-
fulness, friendliness and
intelligence displayed by dol-
phins, whether we encounter
them in the wild or in a nature
park. I know one of my
favorite encounters with ani-
mals in the wild was the won-
derful experience of seeing
black and white common
dolphins frolicking and danc-
ing in and out of the bow
spray of a small ship I was on.
I was thrilled.
I've also had the privilege
of working with an organiza-
tion that was retraining cap-
tive dolphins to fend for
themselves prior to release
back into the wild. That is an
unbelievably difficult task
Dolphins and whales are,
of course, closely related.
They're air-breathing mam-
mals, like you and me. The
magnificent killer whale has
been described as the largest
of the dolphin species, weigh-
ing up to 2,000 pounds and 15
to 30 feet in length. The bot-
tle-nosed dolphin, by com-
parison, is nine to 12 feet
long.
Whales and dolphins send
out ultrasonic signals that
help them find their way, and


help them locate prey (for the
toothed species, mostly fish
and squid). Captive dolphins,
I learned, often turn off this
ability when they are con-
fined to circular concrete
tanks, probably because of
the confusing reverberations
of their sonar-like sounds
from the rounded surfaces
that surround them.
Dolphins and whales have
very sensitive hearing.
There's a problem due to
this echolocation ability. Our
navy personnel are using


point out that some beached
whales have been found
bleeding around their brains
and ears after their fatal
encounters with mid-fre-
quency sonar.
The International Whaling
Commission says that there's
overwhelming evidence
pointing to military sonar as
the cause of mass whale
strandings. Whole popula-
tions of whales have simply
vanished after sonar exercis-
es. Did they die, or just leave
their known habitat?


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PHOTO COURTESY OF LARRY ALLAN
Dolphins and whales'super-sensitive hearing makes them sus-
ceptible to problems from sonar-like sounds in their tanks and
after Navy exercises.


mid-frequency sonar waves
in routine training. These
training exercises, searching
large areas of ocean for
unknown submarines, could
be endangering whole popu-
lations of dolphins and
whales. According to the
Marine Mammal Protection
Act, these training exercises
are illegal. After sonar exercis-
es off the Outer Banks of
North Carolina, 37 whales
(three different species) died
on the beach. Other such
incidents have happened
around the world after naval
training exercises, according
to the Natural Resources
Defense Council. They also


If this concerns you, if you
want to learn more about the
effort to protect our "smiling"
aquatic friends, contact the
Natural Resources Defense
Council at 40W. 20th St., New
York, NY 10011 or at nrd-
cwildplaces.org.
I want to continue to enjoy
encounters with dolphins
and whales. I hope you do,
too. They're among the most
human-friendly creatures
with whom we share this
planet.
Sarasota resident Larry
Allan is an award-winning.
photographer. See his work at
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Raymond and Palmer Boulevard. Cleanup materials provided. Call Jeanne at 355-7109.


NATURE BREIFS


Ecosystem workday
The American Littoral
Society leads volunteer work,
8:30 am.-noon, Tuesday, Jan. 3,
at Caspersen Beach and Palmer
Point, clearing nonnative vege-
tation and planting native
plants. If there are enough vol-
unteers, some will work in the
greenhouse at Venice High
School in preparation for grow-


ing native plants to be used at
local beaches. Bring sunscreen,
water andworkgloves. CallJohn
at 966-7308.
Kayaking
SIt's Myakka Daze with the
American Littoral Society, a full-
day kayak trip for intermediate
paddlers at Myakka River State
Park, Wednesday, Jan. 4.


Equipment provided. Fee: $50
plus park entrance fee. RSVP to
John at 966-7308.
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leads a Myakka River State Park
kayak trip, 8:30-11:30 a.m.,
Saturday, Jan. 7. Equipment and
training provided. Fee: $20 for
ALS members, $25 for guests,
plus park entrance fee. Call John
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assisted living institution
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midnight? No way! I
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life can you watch the ball go
down?"
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thing sillier than a bunch of
M old people wearing comical
hats and blowing horns at
midnight. But that's just me:
I'm a bit strange sometimes!
My really favorite way of
spending New Year's is danc-
ing with a loved one and a lin-
gering kiss at midnight.
citing But the two loves of my life
are gone so December 31,
nted a 2005 I went to bed at 10 p.m..
to an and dreamt about nice things
in. You that might happen in 2006.
a light I dreamt that political part-
nts are ners decided not to have con-
ventions because they could
Ilived save a lot of money and
came instead spend their time at
t at 10 their desks passing bills to
m just help the environment, to
improve education, and
own at devising ways to protect us
always from chemical and biological
stupid warfare!


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fogy knows! And as long as I
was dreaming I went all the
way. I actually thought all
nations would lay down their
arms and destroy all atomic,
warfare and chemical war-
fare. There was a fuzzy dream
somewhere in the back of my
head that all hurricanes
would be minor ones.
Then I think maybe I
dreamt the news media was
doing some genuine inves-
tigative reporting and writing
a lot more stories about how
much good our beloved
country does, And then from
somewhere I dreamt I heard a
voice. I think it was Bob
Mudge, the editor, saying.
"Virginia, you can't put all
this in your column: It will
have to go on the editorial
page.
You can see I'm just
dreaming.
Well this old fogy wishes
you a kinder, gentler NewYear
in 2006.


SENIOR BRIEFS


Help with insurance
Jacaranda Public Library,
4143 Woodmere Park Blvd.,
Venice, hosts a certified vol-
unteer from SHINE (Serving
Health Insurance Needs of
Elders) 9 a.m.-noon, Tuesday,
Jan. 10, to assist with health
insurance questions and con-
cerns. No appointment nec-
essary. Call 861-1260.
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irrGrandparents group ',,
The Grandparents Raising
Grandkids Support Group
meets the second Tuesday of
the month (Jan. 10) at 9:30
a.m. in the Englewood
Community Hospital
Cafeteria, 700 Medical Blvd.
Call Sandy at 475-3615.
Taste of Faith
Food in all its presenta-
tions will be the centerpiece
of the Senior Friendship
Center's fundraising event "A
Taste of Faith," benefiting its
Friendship at Home/Faith in
Action programs, 4 p.m.,
Sunday, Jan. 15, in Naar Hall
at the Venice United Church
of Christ, 620 Shamrock Blvd.
in Venice. Members of all
Venice faith communities will
present food from their faith
traditions, and restaurants
will feature tasting tables.
Entertainment will include
music, dance and stories.
Tickets are $20 'per person
and are available by calling
the Senior Friendship Center
at 584-0063. Parking is free.
Alzheimer's support
The Alzheimer's Support
Group meets the third
Thursday of the month (Jan.
19) at 10 a.m. at Pinebrook
Rehabilitation and Nursing
Center, 1240 Pinebrook Road
inVenice. Call 488-6733.
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Medicare Now, including part
D, 10-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan.
24, at The Women's Resource
Center of Sarasota County,
806 Pinebrook Road in
Venice. Fee: $5 for members,
$8 for guests. Call 485-9724.
Share your story
A free yeai'-irounsd Eife,-
History 'class Iteets "eery
Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the
Senior Friendship Center,
2350 Scenic Drive, Venice. All
are welcome. Each person is
given five minutes to read his
or story; all stories must be
family material of the life of
the reader or a family history.
Beginners welcome. Call 488-
8513.
Seniors needed
The Senior Companion of
Southwest Florida needs
senior volunteers, age 60 or
older, to be companions and
friends to homebound
seniors and others who have
difficulty with daily-living
tasks. Senior Companions
serve 20 hours a week and
receive a tax-free stipend of
$2.65 an hour, plus mileage
reimbursement of $0.29 per
mile, plus an annual physical
exam. Call Joan at (800) 332-
5346.
Drivers program
The AARP's Driver Safety
Program, the oldest and most
recognized comprehensive
nationwide course designed


especially for the older driver,
consists of two, four-hour
training sessions and is
offered year-round at two
locations in Venice, 9 a.m.-1
p.m., Monday and Tuesday or
Thursday and Friday. Cost is
$10 per person. Learn Getting
Started, Judging Yourself,
Physical Changes, Potential
Trouble Spots, Aggressive
Drivingiand'Road Rage, Safety
Considerations 'iad -more.
Registration required; call
488-1407.
Volunteers needed
The Foster Grandparent
Program of Southwest
Florida, sponsored by the Dr.
Piper Center for Social
Services Inc., needs senior
volunteers, age 60 or older to
become foster grandparents
and tutor and mentor chil-
dren in Head Start Centers in
Sarasota County. Foster
grandparents serve 15-20
hours a week and receive a
tax-free stipend of $2.65 an
hour, mileage reimburse-
ment of $0.29 per mile, and
an annual physical examina-
tion. Call Joan at (800) 332-
5346.
Senior Friendship Cafe
Monday-Friday, activities
at 11 a.m., lunch at noon.
Donation: $3. .Reservations
required 24 hours in advance
by calling 584-0031 or 584-
0090.
* Bingo Tuesday and
Thursday at 11 a.m. (with
noon lunch reservations).


PHOTO COURTESY OF PINES OF SARASOTA
The Funtastics, a local choral group, paid a visit to residents at the Pines of Sarasota
this week. They provided a selection of holiday tunes, holiday cheer and goodwill. They
also brought along Santa Claus, who spent time visiting with residents before heading
back to the North Pole. Since 1948 Pines of Sarasota has addressed the needs of the
elderly Sarasota County population that are in poor health and have limited financial
resources. No longer just for the aging population, today Pines serves those adults of any
age from Sarasota or Manatee counties who have specialized nursing care needs.


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vations required 24 hours in
advance. Suggested dona-
tion: $3. All meals served with
bread and milk.
Monday, Jan. 2: Pork cutlet
with brown gravy, cheesy
mashed potatoes, broccoli
cuts, chunky applesauce
Frozen alternative: Maca-
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seasoned carrots
Tuesday, Jan. 3: Lemon


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Frozen alternative: Bread-
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beans, Italian vegetable med-
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with carrots and peppers,
Italian dressing, fresh banana
Frozen alternative: Oven
breaded chicken, whipped
sweet potatoes, green beans
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with gray, whippedpotatoes.
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Keeping yourself safe in the hospital


Dear Savvy Senior,
I recently read that medical
errors are the third leading
cause of death in the United
States, which I find very trou-
bling, especially for seniors who
typically require the most med-
ical care. Is this statistic true,
and is there anything we can do
as patients to protect our-
selves?
Vulnerable Senior
Dear Vulnerable,
It's hard to believe that
approximately 250,000
Americans die each year
because of medical errors -
but it is true. While many of
the errors that happen are
beyond your control as a
patient, there are some
things you can do to help
yourself. Here's what you
should know.
Preventing errors
The single most important
way you can help prevent
medical errors is to be an
active member of your health
care team. That means ask-
ing your doctor lots of ques-
tions, understanding the
answers,'and taking part in
every decision. Listed below


are four common causes of
medical errors you should be
aware of, and some tips and
resources to help you prevent
them.
Communication problems
Poor communication
between a patient and doctor
can lead to misdiagnosis -
and communication break-
downs between members of
your health care team can
lead to medical mistakes. To
improve patient/doctor com-
munication, choose a doctor
you feel comfortable talking
to, and bring a friend along
that can help you ask ques-
tions and listen. And to help
eliminate communication
breakdowns, make sure all
the doctors, clinics and hos-
pitals involved with your care
have your correct health
information. Don't assume
that everyone knows every-
thing they need to. A new
service that can help you dis-
tribute your medical infor-
mation is a resource called
iHealthRecord, a free, confi-
dential Web site
(www.ihealthrecord.org) that
lets patients store their med-
ical information electronical-
ly and easily share it with
members of their health care
team.
Medication mistakes
People over age 65 are
especially vulnerable to med-
ication errors because many
seniors tend to take multiple
medications at the same
time for various health prob-
lems. To help eliminate mis-
takes, provide your doctor
and pharmacist with a com-


plete list of all the medicines
you take (prescription and
non-prescription) and let
them know if you have any
known drug allergies. If your
doctor prescribes a new
drug, find out the possible
side effects, what to avoid
while taking the medicine,
and be sure to take the med-
ication as prescribed. Also
note that doctors are notori-
ous for sloppy handwriting,
so when your doctor writes
you a prescription, make
sure you can read it so that
you and your pharmacist
know what medication was
prescribed. For extra help
managing your medication,
contact the American Society
of Consultant Pharmacists.
They provide a nationwide
list of senior care pharma-
cists that help older patients
identify and prevent medica-
tion problems by managing
their medications. They also
offer a free packet of infor-
mation on medication-relat-
ed problems, including a list
of dangerous drug interac-
tions. Visit www.senior-
carepharmacist.com or call
(800)-355-2727.
Poor hospital care
Talk to your doctor about
which hospital is best for
your health needs. Research
shows that patients tend to
have better results when
they're treated in hospitals
that have extensive experi-
ence with their specific con-
Sdition. To evaluate quality
care hospitals, the Centers
for Medicare and Medicaid
Services offers a free new
Web site


(hospitalcompare.hhs.gov)
that allows you to see how
U.S. hospitals rank in treating
three major conditions: heart
attack, heart failure and
pneumonia. You can also get
this information by calling
Medicare at (800)-633-4227.
Surgical errors
If you're having surgery,
make sure that you, your
doctor and your surgeon all
agree and are clear on exactly
what will be done. Also, be
sure to tell your surgeon,
anesthesiologist, and nurses
about any allergies, bad reac-
tion to anesthesia, and any
medications you are taking.
A resource to help you
research different healthcare
providers is Subimo, who
provides an online tool
(myhealthcareadvisor.com)
that enables you to research
and compare hospitals,
physicians and treatment
options. Services cost $24 per
year.
Savvy Tip: The Agency for
Healthcare Research and
Quality offers free publica-
tions on patient safety and
on how to avoid medical
errors. Visit www.ahrq.gov or
call (800)-358-9295.
Send your senior questions
to: Savvy-Senior, PO. Box
5443, Norman, OK 73070, or
visit www.savvysenior.org.
Jim Miller is a regular con-
tributor to the NBC Today
Show and author of "The
Savvy Senior" book.
Send your senior questions
to: Savvy Senior, PO. Box
5443, Norman, OK 73070, or
visit www.savvysenior org.
Jim Miller is a regular con-


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STAFF REPORT

Venice Art Center, 300 S.
,Nokomis Ave. 485-7136
,:veniceartcenter.com. ;
' -Beginning drawing taught
by Karen Hitt, 9:45-12:15
p.m., six Tuesdays, Jan. 3-Feb.
7. Fee is $72 members, and
$90 nonmembers.
SBasket-weaving basics
taught by Sue Hosey, Thurs-
days, Jan. 5-March 30. $10 per
class.
* Portrait busts in clay,
Taught by Nancy Heart, 1-
3:30 p.m., sixThursdays, Jan.
5-Feb. 9 or Feb. 16-March'


23. Supplies available from
instructor. Fee includes clay
and firing.
* Learn .,.a hands-on
Approach' for' .darkroom
skills in black-and-white
photography with Sue
Turconi, Tuesdays January-
March. Call for fee and sup-
ply list.
* Drawing taught by Hodges
Soileau using graphite, char-
coal and pastels, 6-8:30 p.m.,
eight Tuesdays, Jan. 10-Feb.
28. Fee.
* Pottery classes, including all
levels of hand-building and
wheel-throwing, taught by


Walter Yovaish, 9:30 a.m.-
noon, 1-3:30 p.m., and 6-8:30
p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 10-Feb. 7;
and 9:30 a.m.-noon, 1-3:30
"p.m.,i and 6-8:30 p.m.,
Thursday, Jan. 12-Feb. 9. Fee:
$120 for members, and $150
for nonmembers.
* Make and design objects for
your garden and lanai using
hand-building or wheel-
throwing techniques, taught
by Pat Kelly Yovaish. The fee
includes clay, glazes and fir-
ing. Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m.,
Jan. 11-Feb. 8 and Feb. 22-
March 22. Hand-building
only class offered 9:30 a.m.-


noon, five Wednesdays, Jan.
11-Feb. 8. Fee: $120 for mem-
bers, $150 for nonmembers.
*Wirecrafted bracelets in gold
or silver, taught by Katrina
Meyer. All materials included
in fee, Thursdays, Jan. 12 and
19.
* Raku and pit firing taught by
Amy Webber, 5:30-8 p.m.,
Monday, Jan. 16-March 6.
Clay, glazes and firing includ-
ed in fee.
* Decorative furniture paint-
ing taught by Frances Smith,
Monday, Jan. 16-Feb. 6. Fee:
$50 for members, $65 for
nonmembers.


TOPTEN from page lB


Fort Meade, Fla., since 1966
and pastor of Union
Missionary Baptist Church in
Venice since 1959.
"There's a gene in our fam-
ily that makes us want to
make things better," the Rev.
Sims' youngest daughter,
Sandra Sims-Terry, said. "He
had a quiet deliberation and a
determination to always do
the right thing."
Sea turtles
continue struggle
Night lights, red tide and
beach renourishment chal-
lenged nesting sea turtles and
hatchlings during the 2005
sea turtle season, May 1-Oct.
31.
By season's end, the num-
bers told a sad story. False
crawls and disorientation
numbers were up as were the
numbers of sea turtles found
dead and ailing along gulf
coast beaches.
Lighting code enforcement
in Venice remains a constant
problem that was exacerbat-
ed this season by the $12.1
million Army Corps of
Engineers project, which
dumped an additional 1 mil-
lion cubic yards of sand on
.Venice beaches. Night light-
ing while the work was being
done and the extra sand com-
bined to confuse turtles and
to make it necessary to move
any nests dug in the path of
the work.
Volunteers trained by Mote
and the Coastal Wildlife Club
patrolled beaches from
Venice to Manasota Key,
caging nests, moving those in
harm's way and tallying eggs
and shells after the hatchlings
emerged and headed for the
waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Squealing
reduced in Venice
Following the April 30 auc-
tion of the Venice Art Center's
Pigs in Paradise, more than
half of the town's squealers,
including the Venice Gondo-
lier Sun-sponsored "The
Town Squealer" were taken to
new homes, .- ,
The year-long fundraiser
had won the hearts of resi-
dents and visitors alike.
Sponsored by 40 compa-
nies and individuals at a min-
imum cost of $2,400 per pig,
the porkers were painted by
area artists and placed
around town in the largest
display of public art ever held
in the city. While on display
they became the most pho-
tographed items in town,


especially by tourists who fell
in love with the chubby crea-
tures, posing children and
grandchildren, aunts, uncles
and friends next to the pigs
and sometimes, even on top
of the pigs, at all hours of the
day and night.
VAC director Marilyn
LaBallister said the total take
from the auction was
$102,000, money that will be
used to support a variety of
programs at the Venice Art
Center.
Those pigs remaining on
the sidewalks ofVenice will be
there until next April, with the
blessing of the city council.
Then the little pigs will cry
"wee, wee, wee all the way
home."
Chase celebrates
10 years atVLT
Ensuring that the show will
go on and on at the Venice
Little Theatre is Murray Chase
"He's one of a dozen rea-
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was purchased and could be
transformed into a cabaret for
performances.
"We have come a long way
as a community theater. The
volunteer base has grown,
and I feel like we've just
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Americans were a scarce commodity in Bangkok and



Bali in November and December, Part III


Frangi Pangi blossoms were scattered on guestroom beds nightly and filled the bathtub on
arrival. From the balcony, one could see the hotel grounds, private Ritz-Carlton villas and the
Indian Ocean beneath the cliff on which the hotel was built.


BY KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR

We would have duck
instead of turkey and more
Nasi Goreng.
We also had a tour of the
hotel, courtesy of Ritz-
Carlton public relations coor-
dinators Devina Hindom and
Meutia Irataliana.
With a driver and a stretch
golf cart, Hindom and
Irataliana showed us 'two of
the hotel's wedding pavilions,
several treatment rrooms 'in
i-thespa; the Aquatoniecseawa-
ter therapy pool and two of
the villas, which offer the ulti-
mate in deluxe accommoda-
tions. One-, two- and three-
bedroom villas each have
their own private gardens,
panoramic views, indoor liv-
ing rooms, outdoor showers,
private plunge pools and
expansive bathrooms plus
butler service and such luxu-


ry details as voluminous silk
draperies, DVD players and
more. One of the wedding
pavilions has a glass floor as
the center aisle and a cross
made of layers of green glass,
plus glass walls offering
sweeping views of the resort
and Indian Ocean.
The four of us iad lunch
together at Sami Sami, a casu-
al cliffside restaurant that
offers authentic Italian cui-
sine. Our hosts went for the
Italian entrees. I ordered
chilled shrimp on beans with
a lettuce bouquet in a tomato,
sort of a Balinese- Italian
entree and quite good.
After lunch we headed to
the pool for the afternoon.
About 3 p.m., as we Were seat-
ed on our lounges reading
our books, one of the Balinese
servers came by offering
slices of nearly frozen water-
melon so we wduld not be
dehydrated, a constant con-


Each day a Balinese woman would make hundreds of offerings
from native flowers, seeds and coconut fronds. The finished
offerings would be placed throughout the grounds of the
resort in order to honor the gods.


cern in the tropics. Chilled
fruit slices are a daily offering
at 1 and 3 p.m. A person could
get used to such treatment.
Water splashing from vari-
ous fountains replaced the
sounds of cell phones we had
become too used to in the
U.S. While we saw a few peo-
ple with the little cellular
beasties, they were as rare as
snow in Tampa.
The second afternoon I
enjoyed my first-ever Bali-
nese massage at the hotel spa.
Not knowing what to expect,
I opted for medium when
asked whether I wanted my
massage to be given in a light,
medium or heavy manner.
Had I returned to the spa for
another massage, I might
have tried the light touch.
A Balinese massage is sort
of a cross between a trip to a
chiropractor and a soothing
European-style massage. The
setting is pure Balinese, with a
decidedly Ritz-Carlton touch.
Face down on the massage
table I found myself staring at
a bowl of carefully arranged
flower blossoms similar to the
bowls of such blossom
arrangements that were
found in many places at the
resort.
Once the masseuse had
me comfortably settled under
a lavender towel, she started
by pulling my left leg liter-
ally before kneading it all
along the back with pressure
that was firm enough to earn
a "yelp" or two from me
before finishing off with long
soothing strokes. This was
repeated on the other leg and
both arms before she tugged
at my back, sort of pulling it
from one side to the other.
Eighty minutes later, I had
been pushed, pummeled,
kneaded but mostly soothed
into a state of total relaxation.
I had yelped about three
times during the kneading
process but when it was all
over, I was hooked on
Balinese massages and deter-
mined to have a few more in


the coming days in Bali. This,
was important research, and
someone had to do it..
Before heading for the
showers at the spa, I was
offered a cup of hot ginger tea
- different though not to
my taste. What was'to my
taste were the spa's French
rain showers and the wonder-
ful shampoos, conditioners,
soaps and piles of purple tow-
els.
My first full day in Bali was
just that and we had yet to go
to dinner at Dava, where we
would sit outside, overlook-
ing the Indian Ocean and sev-
eral of the resorts newer vil-
las. The restaurant's layout is
reminiscent of a lotus flower.
It has an all white marble
floor and slate stone "Dragon
Skin" wall. There is an open
kitchen for its 20 chefs who
man separate grill and rotis-
serie stations. There are sev-
eral private dining rooms for
up to 12 guests and a large
glass-walled wine cellar. Dava
is open for breakfast and din-
ner.
Too soon it was time to
turn in for the second of out
three-night stay. Despite the
leisurely Balinese pace, time


that we were in good health
and strong enough to endure
the treatment pool, we
changed into swim suits,
wrapped ourselves in purple
towels and headed to the cov-
ered pool pavilion for instruc-
tions from the aquatonic
therapy director.
You begin by walking
down about three steps into
the water of the subdivided
pool. From there he directed
us to the right where we
found ourselves holding on to
the rim of the pool with both
hands as we walked against
the current. We actually had
to pull ourselves along with
our hands as we made our
way around the two-way
course before our reward a
chance to sit on a bench in
the pool and have jets of
water press against our backs.
we were told to sit in each seat
about two minutes before
moving on to the next jetted
seat. The jets were at different
levels so that your entire back
was massaged by the time
you worked your way through
this section. Then it was time
to walk again, while more
water jets pummeled out
calves and thighs. Directed


walking route with still more
water jets. We had been in the
pool for 150 minutes and it
was dark as we climbed out of
the pool and were offered
fresh purple towels.
For our last night we
returned to Padi for more
Nasi Goreng and shrimp. We
stopped at the club room for
a few minutes, visiting with
the last Americans we would
see in Bali, a couple from
California, vacationing with
their daughter. The daughter,
a true chocoholic, asked for
chocolate sauce for her truf-
fles. No problem. This was the
Ritz-Carlton Bali. Within min-
utes she was happily spoon-
ing in mouthfuls of choco-
late-covered chocolate truf-
fles.
Saying good-night, we
headed off for our last night in
those canopied beds. In the
morning we would head for
Amed, a dive and snorkeling
center on the east coast of
Bali, stopping along the way
to buy stone carvings in
Batubulan.
For more information on
the Ritz-Carlton Bali, consult
your travel professional or
visit www.ritzcarlton.com.


The Thalasso Spa therapy pool would become like a bubbling caulron when guests were


enjoying its healing jets and currents.

was passing too quickly. We throu
decided to spend our last day found
at the pool, lunching there water
and chilling out with our, of ou
books until it was time for our bottom
final "Big Event," two and backs
one-half house in the latter
Thalasso Spa's 650-square- heavy
meter (7,000 square feet) 'tains.
aquatonic seawater pool. Hin
There also is one at Egypt's were
Red Sea resort of Abu Soma. our a
Another is in Paris, Hindom the si
and Irataliana told us. They arrive
suggested that we plan our whici
time in the pool for the last lounge
two hours before sunset. reclin
Like a combination obsta- enjoy
cle course, jetted hot tub and direct
therapy pool, this pool/gym jets in
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right about the timing of
aquatic adventure. Just as
un was about to set we
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the setting sun as the
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Editor's note:
In Part four, the Cools buy
stone carvings in Batubulan with
the help of the driver from the
Ritz-Carlton Bali and travel three
hours to Amed for a four-night
stay in a tiny resort with just seven
private villas, a rocky beach and
one open-air dining room.

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2006 season of lectures and discussions


SJacaranda Public Library
4143 Woodmere Park Blvd.,
Venice
861-1270
Exhibit
"DC," also known as Diane"
Worthen, a New England
native now living in Engle-
wood, displays her artwork
in the Jacaranda Library
through Jan. 31. Using sketch-
es and photos, DC designs,
illustrates and paints in her
Garden Gossip Art Studio.
The exhibit is free and open
to the public.
Bookclub
The Jacaranda Book Club
discusses "Distant Land of
Our Father" by Bo Caldwell,
9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 3.
Chris Miller facilitates the
discussion.
Kenya, Brazil presentation
Margaret Stephens of the
Community College of Phil-
adelphia presents Fragile
Ecosystems: Kenya's Sam-
buru Region and the Pan-
tanal, Brazil. The public is
welcome to this multimedia
event at 2 p.m., Wednesday,
Jan. 4.
Video lecture series
"The United States and the
Middle East: 1914 to 9/11"
examines the complex rela-
tions between the United
States and the nations of the
Middle East, as presented by
Salim Yaqub, PhD, of the
University of Chicago. Pre-
sented at 2 p.m., Thursday,
Jan. 5, is 'A Meeting of Two
Worlds: Wilson and the
Breakup of the Ottoman
SEmpire." fan. 12, the topic is
"The Interwar Period: U.S.
and the Middle East during
WorldWar II."
Computer classes
* Larry Ruckert gives tips for
beginner-level computer
users in Learning Basic Com-
puter Skills, 5:30-6:30 p.m.,
Thursday, Jan. 5 and 12.
* Jack Beale offers a question-


and-answer session for in-
termediate-level computer
users, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Fridays,
Jan. 6 and 13.
* Carolyn Wolf leads Intro-
duction to the Library Cata-
log, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Monday,
Jan. 9.
* Paul Finlayson. gives tips
for beginner-level computer
users in Microsoft Word for
Beginners, 2:30-3:30 p.m.,
Tuesday, Jan. 10.
* Joe Holler helps you Design
your Own Web Page, part.
four of six, 2:30-3:30 p.m.,
Wednesday, Jan. 11.
Darwin presentation
Margaret Stephens of the
Community College of Phil-
adelphia presents a multime-
dia discussion of Extreme
Environments: Antarctica -
the End of the World and the
Galapagos Islands In the
Footsteps of Darwin, 6:30
p.m., Thursday, Jan. 5.
Doggie Tales
Children of all ages can
improve their reading skills
by sharing stories with certi-
fied pet therapy dogs from
Suncoast Humane Society,
3:30-4:30 p.m., second Tues-
day of the month, (Jan. 10).
Call 861-1275.
Help with insurance
A certified volunteer from
SHINE (Serving Health In-
surance Needs of Elders) will
be available 9 a.m.-noon,
Tuesday, Jan. 10, to assist
with health insurance ques-
tions and concerns.
Pool maintenance tips
Don Kerr of Leslie's Swim-
ming Pool Supplies in Venice
offers two seminars on pool
and home spa care, 10:30
a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 18, and
Saturday, Jan. 28. The public
is welcome to this free event.
Gardening sessions
A certified Master Gar-
dener from the University of
Florida/Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences-Sara-


sota County Extension offers
gardening tips and answers,
Thursday, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Youth activities
* Preschool Storytime:
Monday, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
for ages 3-5 years. Dec. 26:
Library closed. Please ob-
serve age requirements.
* Baby Rhyme Time: Tues-
days, 9:15-9:35 a.m. for new-
borns through 12 months.
The program includes nurs-
ery rhymes, songs and a
board book. Older siblings
welcome, .but space is
limited.
* Partners in Play:
Wednesday, 9:30 ard 10:30
a.m. for 0-5 years. Parenting
education in a group-play
setting. Registration required
by calling 861-1275 at 9 a.m.
the day of the event.
* Toddler Tale Time: Fridays,
9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. for
ages 1-3 years and a caregiver:
Registration required; call
861-1275 at 9 a.m. the day
of the event.
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Venice Public Library
300 S. Nokomis Ave, 861-1330
sclibs.net

Venice Public Library will be
closed Sunday, Jan. 1, and
Monday, Jan. 2.
New discussion series
Dr. Will Fridy leads a new
monthly discussion program
on the Radical, Liberal and
Conservative, 1-3 p.m., the
first Tuesday of the month
through May. The first meet-
ing is Jan. 3. A detailed de-
scription of the approach to
the discussions is available at
the front desk
Film noir festival
Film historian Jim Orville
brings back a selection of
movies from the 1940s Film
Noir genre. Showings are 1
p.m. and 6 p.m. Jan. 5, Ray
Milland is framed for murder
in "The Big Clock." Peter
Lorre is a shady nightclub


owner in the murder mys-
.tery, "Black Angel" on Jan. 12.
Orson Welles directs "The
Stranger," starring Loretta
Young and Edward G.
Robinson, on Jan. 19. "Criss
Cross" will be shown Jan. 26
and stars Burt Lancaster
and Yvonne DeCarlo. Pick up
a film festival movie guide at
the front desk. Free and no
registration required.
Great literature
The Great Books and Great
Novels discussion groups
meet alternate Fridays 2-4
p.m., Jan. 6, the Great Books
group discusses Faulkner's
"The Bear." Jan. 13, the Great
Novels group looks at Hem-
ingway's "The Sun Also
Rises." Pick up a list of titles
at the front desk.
On Dashiell
"The Lives, Works,' and
Loves of Lillian Hellman and
Dashiell Hammett" is the
adult programming theme at
VPL this season. Friday, Jan.
6, at 2 p.m., the documentary
"Dashiell Hammett" intro-
duces you to the writer of the
novel, "The Maltese Falcon."
Spend "Friday Afternoons
with Dash and Lilly" as films
are shown based on their
writings, plus three lectures
by Phyllis Jaffe. Jan. 13 at 2
p.m., Sam Shepard and Judy
Davis star in "Dash and Lily"
(1999); then Jan. 20, Phyllis
presents the first of three
lectures on Hellman and
Hammett. The classic detec-
tive. couple, William Powell
and Myrna Loy, star in "The
Thin Man" (1934) on Jan. 27.
Live music
.Nina Collins brings back
classical concerts the second
Monday of the month, Jan-
uary through March. Violinist
Collins performs Jan. 9 at
3 p.m. with pianist Lisa
Frank and vocalist Speir
Collins.


Slide presentations
Dr. Ernestine O'(


Connell


returns with slide presenta-
.tions of her trips to the re-
motest human habitations:
Namibia, Ethiopia; Papua;
New Guinea; and Antarctica,
four consecutive Tuesdays at
2 p.m., Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31.
One-woman show
Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. local play-
wright and actress Peggy
Martin portrays writer Lillian
Hellman. Registration re-
quired; call 861-1331 or stop
by the front desk.
Portrayals of great
Americans
Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 2
p.m., visit with Harriet
Beecher Stowe, author
"Uncle Tom's Cabin," and
Frederick Douglass, the fa-
mous former slave and writer.
This live portrayal is spon-
sored by The Florida Hu-
manities Council and the
Friends of the Venice Public
Library. To reserve your seat,
caall 861-1331.
Classical guitar
Nationally recognized
classical guitarist Peter
Fletcher performs at 7 p.m.,
Tuesday, Feb. 7. Registration
required; call 861-1331.
Oui, oui
Practice your basic French
language skills Fridays at 10
a.m. with the VPL French
Club. The group practices
French conversation during
the first hour, followed by
readings from French litera-
ture and current topics, dur-
ing the second hour. Copies
of the readings available at
the VPL circulation desk.
New members welcome.
Learn e-mail and Intemet
Venice Public Library
offers weekly computer in-
struction at the public termi-
nals Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30
a.m. AVPL reference librarian
teaches an introductory
class on e-mail and Internet
functions. Registration is
necessary. Sign up Monday


before the Tuesday class at the
Reference desk or call refer-
ence at 861-1340.
At sclibs.net, use your
library card-to renew check-.
ed-out items and request
titles in the Sarasota County

libraries. 'The Web site also
provides free access to several
subscription databases and
links to other helpful Web
sites.
Plant help
Bring your gardening
questions to Venice Public
Library every Thursday, 9:30
a.m.-noon. From pesky
insects to alien plants, the
friendly experts from the
Sarasota County Extension
Service will help you with
your horticultural problems.
Youth activities
* Dial-A-Story: Dial 486-2330
and enjoy a two-minute
fairy tale for ages 5-10. The
story is changed every two
days.
* Preschool Storytime:
Tuesday, 10-10:30 a.m. for
independent 3-, to 5-year-
olds.
* Tot Time Storytime: Thurs-
days, 10-10:30 a.m. for birth to
3 years and a caregiver. The
themes for the Preschool
Storytimes and the Tot Time
Storytime are usually the
same: Jan. 3 and 5: Books,
Books, Books!; Jan. 10 and
12: Peace; Jan. 17 and 19:
Pups and Pooches.
* Craft fun: Saturday and
Sunday, Jan. 7 and 8: Drop in
anytime to make a craft.
* Fourth Monday of each
month (Jan. 23), 3:30-4:15
p.m. Doggie Tales Students
of all, ages can read to, pet
therapy dogs from Suncoast
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New Year starts out right with positive resolutions


DEAR ABBY
COLUMNIST


DEAR READERS: Rise and
shine, everyone! Welcome to
a brand-new year. Today is
our chance for a new begin-
ning, the day we discard,
destructive habits for healthy
new ones. With that in mind,
I'm printing Dear Abby's oft-
requested list of New Year's


resolutions adapted by my
mother from the original
credo ofAl-Anon.
JUST FOR TODAY, I will
live through this day only. I
will not brood about yester-
day or obsess about tomor-
row. I will not set far-reach-
ing goals or try to overcome
all of my problems at once.
I know that I can do some-
thing for 24 hours that'
would overwhelm me if I
had to keep it up for a life-
time.
JUST FOR TODAY, I will
be happy. I will not dwell on
thoughts that depress me. If
my mind fills with clouds, I
will chase them away and fill
it with sunshine.
JUST FOR TODAY, I will
accept what is. I will face
reality. I will correct those


things that I can correct and
accept those I cannot.
JUST FOR TODAY, I will
improve my mind. I will read
something that requires ef-
fort, thought and concentra-
tion. I will not be a mental
loafer.
JUST FOR TODAY, I will.
make a conscious effort to
be agreeable. I will be kind
and courteous to those who
cross my path, and I'll not
speak ill of others. I'll im-
prove my appearance, speak
softly, and not interrupt
when someone else is talk-
ing. Just for today, I'll refrain
from improving anybody but
myself.
JUST FOR TODAY, I will
do something positive to
improve my health. If I'm a
smoker, I'll -quit. If I'm over-


weight, I'll eat healthily if
only just for today. And not
only that, I'll get off the couch
and take a brisk walk, even if
it's only around the block.
JUST FOR TODAY, I will
gather the courage to do
what is right and take respon-
sibility for my own actions.
And now, Dear Readers, I
would like to share an item
that was sent in by I.J. Bhatia,
who lives in New Delhi, India:
DEAR ABBY: This year, no
resolutions, only some guide-
lines. The Holy Vedas say,
"Man has subjected himself
to thousands of self-inflicted
bondages. Wisdom comes to
a man who lives according
to the true eternal laws of
nature." The following prayer
of Saint Francis contains a
powerful message:


"Lord, make me an instru-
ment of your peace.
"Where there is hatred, let
me sow love;
"Where there is injury,
pardon;
"Where there is doubt,
faith;
"Where there is despair,
hope;
"Where there is darkness,
light;
"Where there is sadness,
joy.
"0 Divine Master, grant
that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
"To be understood as to
understand;
"To be loved as to love.


"For it is in giving that we
receive;
'It is in pardoning that we
are pardoned;
"It is in dying that we are
born to eternal life."
May we all be granted
peace and joy in this new
year.
To one and all, a happy,
healthy 2006! Love, ABBY
DearAbby is written by
Abigail Van Buren, also
known as Jeanne Phillips,
and was founded by her
mother, Pauline Phillips.
Write DearAbby at
DearAbby.com or PO. Box
69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.


January is National Mentoring Month


STAFF REPORT

The fifth annual National
Mentoring Month campaign
is scheduled for January 2006.
This month-long outreach
campaign focuses national
attention on the need for.
mentors, as well as how indi-
viduals, businesses, govern-
ment agencies, schools, faith
communities and nonprofits
can work together to increase
the number of mentors and
ensure brighter futures for
young people.
This year, the nationwide
drive, will target America's 77
million baby boomers with
the message, "Share What
You Know. Mentor A Child."
January 2006 also marks the
milestone 60th "birthday" of
the Baby Boomer Generation.
Leading up to the official
mentoring month, the fol-
lowing highlights just a few.
of the local activities and
recruiting vehicles already
created:
A 10-minute recruiting


video was produced with
assistance from students in
the TV/Film department at
Booker VPA (underwritten by
the Community Foundation
of Sarasota County)
A speaker's bureau of
eight volunteers has been
assembled -scheduling visits
with clubs, organizations
and businesses to promote
and recruit the advantage and
need for local mentors
Through the Friendship
Volunteer Center and the
Jewish Family, and Children's
Services, a simple rack bro-
chure has been developed to
be published and distributed
beginning next month
Friendship Volunteer
Center, Executive Director
Dennis Stover has created
implemented' an intake/
referral system for interested
volunteers to match with
young people based on geo-
graphic preferences and
personal interests
City, county and school
district officials have been


engaged to work in collabora-
tion promoting awareness of
the positive benefits to our
community of having sup-
portive adult/student rela-
tionships
Friendship Volunteer
Center has recently been
contracted to coordinate/
track the efforts of the Sara-
sota Young Professional
Group in their community-
based volunteer initiatives -
one will be to mentor stu-
dents at Phoenix Academy
Through relationships
with Comcast Cable and
Clear Channel radio, com-
nmitments to air PSAs will
begin in January on mentor-
ing local youth
Gen. Colin Powell has.
been approached about par-
ticipating in a show of sup-
port for mentoring during
his upcoming visit to Sara-
sota in March (Palm Literary
Series event); now awaiting
his reply
With assistance from
SCOPE we ,have amassed


some amazing statistics
about mentoring (the whys,
hows, outcomes, etc.) and
we have integrated some of
the more locally relevant
items in the video and in our
public presentations
Citizens are encouraged
to think of the mentors in
their life a team coach, a
teacher, a concerned neigh-
bor or another hearing adult
- and take a few minutes
to thank them and then con-
sider becoming a mentor.
Organizations can also have
a tremendous impact on
young lives by sponsoring
mentoring programs. For
instance, employers can part-
ner with a local school and
recruit employees to mentor
students. A workplace-based
mentoring program not only
benefits the kids, but also
employees and co-workers.
To learn more on how to
participate or contribute, visit
mentoring.org or call the
Friendship Volunteer Center
Sat 953-5965 to learn more


Marie Selby Botanical Gardens features exclusive exhibit,

The Garden's Living Collection by Dr. Phillip K. Nelson


Marie Selby Botanical
Gardens host an exhibit,
Focus on Selby's Plants, fea-
turing digital photographs
taken by Dr. Phillip K Nelson.
The exhibit will be on display
in the historic Selby House
until Jan. 19.
To date, Nelson has com-
pleted approximately one-
third of the 10,000 acces-
sioned specimens, taking


more than 65,000 photo-
graphs. Thirty-five of the
plant portraits he considers
to be his best work will be
on display.
Nelson will be sharing his
work at a free noon lecture
in Selby Gardens' Cooley
Theater. The Tuesday, Jan. 17
lecture is titled "A Pollinator's
View of the Garden."
Selby Gardens is open 10


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New books at the library


The follUoming books are
available at Jacaranda Public
Library:
1."ANANSI BOYS" by Neil
Gaiman.
2. "90 MILES" by Virgil
Suarez.
3. "ISLAM FOR THE


WESTERN MIND" by Richard
Henry Drummond.
4. "SHARON AND MY
MOTHER-IN-LAW" by Suad
Amiry.
5. "AFTER THE
VICTORIANS: THE DECLINE OF
BRITAIN IN THE WORLD" by
A. N. Wilson.


Hooky-bob, pasture surfing and teak


SLIM RANDLES
GUEST (t.liAkiS

"Teak surfing," Doc said,
raising his head from the
paper. "That tears it. Now
they've outlawed teak surf-
ing."
We looked at Doc and
wondered how late he'd been
up the night before.
"You know," Doc said, "teak


Malonev's


surfing, the great sport in
Oregon? Well, here's a story
about it. It seems that idiots
in Oregon .gra hold of the
back of speedboats and get
dragged along on their feet
at high speeds in the ocean,
and now they've outlawed it,
because the teak surfers
inhale fumes from the motor
and get goofy."
"Never heard of it," Dud
said.
"And I guess you never
will again," Doc said. "It's
been outlawed."
"It's like hooky-bob," said
Bert. The dumb kids up
north play hooky-bob in the
winter. They hide until a car
pulls up to a stop sign, then
they sneak out from the bush-
es, grab hold of the back


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When the car starts up, they
slide along on the snow-
covered road until they get
going about 30 miles an hour,
then let go and see how far
they can slide until some
other car puts them in the
hospital."
"Well," said Steve, "I feel a
little left out because I didn't
bob any hookies or surf any
teaks."
"You just haven't lived
right, Steve," said Doc, laugh-
ing.
"That's right," said the tall
cowboy. "About the only
thing I did as a kid was pas-
ture surfing."
We looked at him. "Pasture
surfing?"
"When I was a little fella,


my dad got a new rope, and
naturally the new rope need-
ed breaking in, so I roped old
Brownie with it, our- Brown
Swiss -miflk' cow. Wheni
Brownie felt that
loop come tight, she decided
to see if an old milk cow could
run real fast around her pas-
ture with a dumb
kid being dragged behind
her."
"And?"
"The answer was yes."
"Did the rope get broken
in?" Doc asked.
"Sure did," Steve said,
grinning. 'And so did the seat
of my pants."
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Born to Read, a program
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love of books and reading
with babies ages 0-3 years,
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grant. Research has shown
that during the first years of
child's life, brain develop-
ment is at its peak. Children
who are read to, and whose
parents and caregivers re-
spond to their indications of
interest in books and pic-
tures, have the greatest likeli-
hood of holding onto brain
pathways that will enable
them to excel later in life.


Born to Read encourages
this interaction between baby
and parents or caregivers by
providing books, audiotapes
and other means of positive
interactive behaviors to those
families who are unable to
provide themselves with
these basic learning tools.
Born to Read works in part-
nership with a number of
community agencies and
local health-care providers.
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12B
SUNDAY
JAN. 1,2006


CONTACT US
DEBBIE SHULMAN
ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR
(941)207-1106
dshulman@venicegondolier.com


Puppy update: 13 three-week-old elves


EDITOR'S NOTE: The story of
Mommy and her puppies, "The 13
puppies of Christmas," appeared
on the Gondolie/s Pet Page on
Dec. 11. Suncoast Humane Society
has provided an update.

BY DONNA KOLAKOWSKI
SUNCOAST HUMANE SOCIETY

You can hear the squeak-
ing of 13 little tykes as soon as
you walk in. Mommy Dog has
taken a much-needed break,
and there is a pile of "furry
bumper cars" milling about,
looking for dinner.
After their journey from
Suncoast Humane Society to
their "foster home," Mommy
and the 13 Puppies of Christ-
mas got off to a bit of a rocky
start. Mommy had obviously
not dealt with cats, immedi-
ately chasing her two new
feline friends directly up a
tree. Then there were the
horses, which Mommy dould


not understand at all. She
spent endless amounts of
energy running up to them,
barking them awa-, then run-
ning away when they refused


to move. Then there were her
new canine housemates. She
warned them away from her
babies, running back and
forth in her "customized
condo," barking a warning
message. Who would think
she would have the energy
after chasing the cats and the
horses?
SNow that Mommy and her
pups have had some time to
settle in, you see a new "fami-
ly" evolving, and even the cats
are safe now. Mommy will
turn her head to watch them,
her ears up and alert, but they
can actually remain on the
ground. She has figured out
the horses are staying, and
now actually goes up to them
and barks her greeting. And
the puppies, well, they are
getting bigger. At three weeks
of age, most'have their eyes
open, and all of them are
learning to take their first
steps. They pretty, much


remain moving balls of fur,
and when one occasionally
gets away, Mommy goes and
rounds her baby up, pushing
or carrying it back to the safe-


ty of its brothers and sisters.
Names are still elusive, but
"Hulk," "Chunky Monkey"
and "Moose" are describe the
biggest one. Mommy still
cleans and feeds them, ever
watchful over "the kids," but
when she gets her breaks, her
true personality shines. She is
smiling again! And she wants
to sit on your lap, even if you
are standing. She loves every-
one and every being she
resides with and that comes
to visit. She knows the name
Mommy and responds with a
vigorously wagging tail and a
whole bunch of kisses and a
smile. She is "personality
plus," and it is such a joy to
see her and her babies in such
a wonderful "foster" environ-
ment.
Unfortunately, since
Mommy came to Suncoast
Humane Society pregnant
and was in a kennel run until
she was moved out, she did
not show signs of the bad
front shoulder she has. She
plays and runs, blut she has a
very noticeable limp and will
occasionally yelp when she
puts too much pressure on
this injured area. Although we
have no idea how long she
has been hurt, she never let
on while caring for her-pups.
As soon as she is able to be
away from her babies for a
while, she will be transported
to a local veterinarian to be
evaluated for her shoulder
and to have a complete med-
ical checkup. Having 13
babies is no day at the beach!
It will be early spring
before all of these precious
animals are available for
adoption. The cost of foster-
ing, spay/neuter, vaccines
and medical treatment for
M\ omnmy and her pups will be


enormous. Sponsorships
have already been started for
Mommy's medical treatment.
Additionally, this family will
remain "fostered" until the
health and future of each and
every one of them is filled
with hope and the promise of
a new "forever" family!
If you are interested in fos-
tering, sponsorship, spay/
neuter programs, or any one
of the many programs avail-
able at Suncoast Humane
Society, feel free to visit us
6781 San Casa Drive, Engle-
wood, Monday through
Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and
Sunday, 1-4 p.m. You can also
visit us at humane.org.
The programs we offer to
Mommy, her pups and the
thousands of animals that
pass through our doors every
day would not be possible
without you.


PHOTOS CCOI .TES'i OF SiSt
(Top) One of the Christmas puppies; (above) Mommy and her little ones at suppertime;
(left) Mommy is doing well after her Christmas delivery.


Product spotlight: Scat Mat


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The scat mat works by giv-
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off when the
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humane


MONICA LEIGHTON
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I like to inform readers of
products I have used that I
have been very pleased with,
One of those products is the
Scat Mat. Scat Mat is a mat
that has a battery pack at-
tached and is used to keep
your pets off of couches or


and does
not hurt
pets, but it
scares them
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not want to


If you have a pet-
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Miss Garbo


keep your pet off the areas
and is a lot less expensive. You
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For more
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touch it
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They come in several sizes
and also come in semi circles
to place in doorways or
around plants or objects you
want to keep your pet away
from.
Once your pet knows to
avoid the mat, you can use a
Dummy Scat Mat (the mat
without the battery pack) to


Monica
Leighton is the owner of
Professional Pet Sitting and
the president and founder of
the Gulf Coast Pet Sitters
Association. She has been
the office manager for the
Jacaranda Animal Hospital
for the past eight years and
is very active in the local pet
community.


PHOTO COURTESY OF ST. FRANCIS ANIMAL RESCUE
Miss Garbo got her name by being aloof and elusive. You should see her now She
craves food and affection in equal amounts. Can you give Miss Garbo a home? St. Francis
Animal Rescue is a nonprofit, no-kill facility, located at 1925 South Tamiami Trail, Venice.
Adoption hours are Monday through Thursday, 1-5 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Call 492-6200 or visit stfrancisar.org.


,a. Little Angels Rescue introduces the
t. ,ir tf.r CUi ~ile 7 "Critter Cuisine Cookbook," a compilation
of "tasty treats for pampered pets." The
S0 ,,. book features special recipes for pups,
b kitties even parrots, plus a list of food
.- ',." '. dangerous to pets.
S", Available for $15, including shipping,
Test.y Treats online at littleangelsrescue.org.
'. Little Angels Rescue is a private, no-
or PMp r Pets i' kill, nonprofit, small-breed, dog rescue
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S VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Little Angels Rescue is always in need
of volunteers to assist with transports,
home visits, events and more. Foster
homes are especially needed in DeSoto,
Charlotte, Lee and Sarasota counties.
To help, contact Little Angels Rescue at
(863) 494-0673 or e-mail dbolvin@
desoto.net.


TABBY TACOS
Yields 2-3 servings

Ingredients
1/2 lb. ground beef
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp. tomato paste
1 tsp. corn oil
1 corn tortilla, cut into
kitty bite-size
pieces
1/2 tsp. bone meal
1/2 tsp. brewer's yeast
2 tbsp. cheddar
cheese, grated


Preparation
Brown ground beef
and garlic. Drain. On
low heat, stir in toma-
to paste, corn oil,
chopped tortilla, bone
meal and brewer's
yeast until heated
through. Cool and
serve topped with
grated cheese. Store
unused portions in an
airtight container and
keep refrigerated.


Doggie Tales coming soon to a library near you


Kids of all ages can share
stories with certified pet ther-
apy dogs from Suncoast
Humane Society.
Jacaranda Public Library,
4143 Woodmere Park Blvd.,


Venice, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Tues-
day, Jan. 10. Call 861-1275.
*Venice Public Library, 300
S. Nokomis Ave., 3:30-4:15
p.m., Monday, Jan. 23. Call
861-1330.


Blankets needed

for shelter dogs

STAFF REPORT

With the onset of chilly
days and nights, the
Humane Society of Sarasota
County is asking for dona-
tions of blankets for our
dogs. Since the kennels are
not heated, the dogs really
need to bundle up with nice
warm blankets.
Please look through your
closets and find those old
frayed spreads and blankets
and bring them to the shelter
at 2331 15th St., Sarasota. Our
dogs and puppies will love
you for it.
To volunteer or to find out
more about the HSSC, call
955-4131.







VENICE GONDOLIER SUN 13B


SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2006

TOP TEN from page 7B
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Murray Chase celebrated his 10th year as managing artistic
director of the Venice Little Theatre.


I-

SUN PHOTO BY KIM COOL
Father Jerry Hogan rekindled memories of circus days in Venice
and Sarasota when he presided over a special Circus Mass in
" Sarasota in February.

STo help, call Turner at 497- "Mama Dee" is the name


given to Venice resident Dee


McStravick by children at
Gabriel's Angels orphanage in
Haiti.
"About nine years ago, I
went to Haiti on a mission
trip down there," McStravick
said. "Over that nine years I
just got really attached and
wanted to help the people. I
was really touched by the
poverty down there. It was so
devastating. I wondered how
anybody could sunrive there."
Like Turner, she kept going
back, founding the orphan-
age and continuing to sup-
port it.
These are but two of many
Venetians who are showing
they care. We wrote about
many of them on these pages
in the past year and we will
continue to write about them
in the future for that is part of
what makes Venice such'a
special place its people.
Circus celebrated
at St. Martha's
While the circus has been
gone from Venice for more
than a decade, we have more
than a statue, bridge and
arena as a legacy.
In nearby Sarasota is the
U.S.A. Circus Church, St.
Martha's, on the southeast
corner of Orange Avenue and
Fruitville Road. Led by the
Reverend Fausto Stampiglia,
S.A.C., the church annually
holds a special mass on what
has come to be known as
.,Circus Sunday. The 13th such
miss was held Jan. 9 in the


main sanctuary.
Not only were there far
more priests than one might
expect at a regular Sunday
morning service, the priests
wear the most colorful robes
ever seen. One was wearing a
robe of orange fabric on
which were printed all sorts of
colorful circus images.
Another was in white but was
wearing a stole that looked
like an Indy 500 racing flag -
black and white checks.
Stampiglia wore a robe of
blues and greens emblazoned
with circus motifs and the
words, Ringling Bros. and
Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Priests who were robed in tra-
ditional white, accented
those white robes with color-
ful stoles featuring perform-
ing animals and other circus
themes.
Officiating at the service is
Father "Jerry" Hogan, the
National Circus Chaplain.
Hogan was present at the
Gebel-Williams statue dedi-
cation and also had presided
at the famous performer's
funeral in 2001.
The 2006 mass will be on
Sunday, Jan. 15 at 10:30 a.m.
End of an era
For 11 years 1 Hour Photo
was Venice's destination for
photo developing, and its
owner, Mike Balchin, had


SUN PHOTO BY KIM COOL
Pigs in Paradise chairman Lynn Moseley helped gather up pigs
that were all over Venice, and to transport them to the Venice
Yacht Club for an auction.


become a legend himself.
The Balchin era ended in
2005 when the knowledge-'
able Englishman closed the
doors to his downtownVenice
store.
He didn't want to put
money into a digital lab at his
age and then sit back and
wait years to recoup his prof-
its from that investment.
"Everything has its time,"
he said. "Basically, the tech-
nology of this business is


moving on. People don't
understand how high the
investment is to come into
this kind of business and
that's probably why I was the
only independent to survive
thislong."
Now, Balchin is moving on
too. Find him online at ibuy
cameras.com and camera-
clutter.com.
You can e-mail Kim Cool
at: kcool@venicegondolier
.com


PHOTO COURTESY OF ROSCOETURNER
Venice resident Roscoe Turner made several trips to Thailand in
2005 to help with Tsunami relief efforts for the people there.
New homes under construction along the beach at Phuket
have bedrooms on the second floor and living quarters below.


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Keep that promise you made to yourself. Complete
your college degree... or take classes toward a new
career path.. USF Sarasota-Manatee can help, with
two convenient locations including courses offered
in south Sarasota county'on the MCC Venice campus.


It's easier and more affordable than you think. Get
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ONE LAST WORD


"This benefit of seeing ... can come only if you pause a while,
extricate yourself from the maddening mob of quick impressions
ceaselessly battering our lives, and look thoughtfully at a quiet
image... the viewer must be willing to pause, to look again, to
meditate." Dorothea Lange, Photographer (1895-1965)


Pickpocket:


* I


of the it


BY DEBBIE SHULMAN
ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR


Pickpocket is a real pussy-


cat.
Well, not really. He is a
great big bear of a dog. Pony-
sized, with a sleek black coat,
speckled face and the biggest
baby-blues you've ever seen,
Pickpocket is as gentle as he is
striking.
Pickpocket, now about 7
years old, was a stray, aban-
doned in the itinerant dog
culture of the land of mushers
and the Iditarod.
In 2'001, Pickpocket was
discovered by Larry Brayton,
who can be described only as
the quintessential adventur-
er. A filmmaker, among other
things. Bray-ton had come to
an Alaskan kennel in search
of a replacement dog for his
movie, "Pickpocket, Con Dog
of the North." Filming of this
true story had come to a halt
in 2000 after the Swiss dog in
the lead role, Simba, was poi-
soned.
Brayton named the beauti-
ful, part Karelian Bear Dog
"Pickpocket," after the lead
character in his movie about
a clever dog with agile wallet-
swiping abilities.
The rescue
It took several weeks to
catch the dog who would later
be known as Pickpocket. Like
many abandoned dogs in
Alaska, he was running wild,
and some local residents
threatened to shoot him. Had
he been taken to a military
pound, Brayton says, Pick-
pocket would have been killed
immediately. Fortunately, he
was approached gentlyby car-
ing people who took him in to
their shelter, and that's where
Brayton found him. Brayton
had picked up seven or eight
dogs like that who had been
abandoned, and he found
homes for them. But this dog
was different
"I've been around thou-
sands of dogs, and EE is the
most accommodating. Each
dog is different, but PP is real-
ly special," Brayton says.
Pickpocket, whom Brayton
calls affectionately "EE," was
shyafter 15 months in the
kennel, but the two formed
/an inseparable bond. PP
loved the camera, and quickly
proved to be a quick study as
well as a tender companion.
At first "PP was terrified of the
world and used to hide,"
Brayton says, but you'd never
know it now.


"Dogs in show business
aren't very good until they're
six or seven," Brayton says, so
EP is now the perfect age.
After filming wrapped up,
Brayton .and Pickpocket
made their way south, arriv-
ing on the east coast of Flo-
rida as Hurricane Wilma ap-
proached. Brayton decided to


go as far as he could until the
gasoline ran out, and he land-
ed in Venice. After a stint at
Motel 6, Brayton discovered
that the nearby Holiday Inn
welcomes pets. That was in
October, and the two have
been favorite residents there
ever since.
Brayton, the experienced
cinematographer, is a pro
when it comes
to entertain-
ing, and EE is
a natural ham.
Together, the
two filled the
bill as the holi-
days app-
roached, Bray-
ton a natural-
born Santa -
with his white
beard, and PEE
barking a "Ho,
ho, ho" as the
trusty Ru-
dolph.
Travel
experts
So how did
this former
Navy seaman


and his cold-weather com-
panion.grow so attached to
Venice?
At 78, Brayton's arthritis
begs for a more temperate cli-
mate, and he finds the
warmth of Venice and its
friendly people very inviting.
The two have criss-crossed
the globe several times,.


Brayton visitingg more than
100 countries, 20 of those
with PP.Brayton is a veteran
of traveling with a pet for
business and for pleasure.
Paperwork, shots, certificates,
quarantine he's seen it all
in his work as a sled dog racer
and trainer. He is an expert on
pet travel. PP rides in bag-
gage, because, at 90 pounds,


he's too big For the cabin. And
while he doesn't like to be
confined, Brayton says, air-
line baggage handlers have
always treated RP. well.
The only travel experience
the two have not been able to
enjoy is a cruise. Cruising
with pets is definitely an idea
whose time has come,


Brayton says. In his experi-
ence, 'Americans are among
the most devoted of animal-
lovers," and even travel agents
he has talked to agree it would
be a good idea to let people
take pets on specialty cruises.
When asked whether he'd
rather travel with dogs or
with people, Brayton replies
good naturedly, "You can


take all my ex-wives, all
those love affairs and throw
them out the window I'll
take P.P."
Stay, boy, stay
Brayton spent much of his
early career in Alaska, docu-
menting scenery for the Na\y.
After his service, he honed his


skills as film technician,
cameraman and filmmaker
as part of a varied career,
which included everything
from newspaper publisher to
businessman to grade-school
teacher.
His specialty has been
filming and producing films
about Alaska and sled dogs,
including "Just Alaska," "Ala-
ska Offbeat,"
"Alaska's Idi-
W.: tarod," and
V "The Great Sled
*,% Dog Race to
00.* Nome." Add to.
this of course,
f "Pickpocket,"
**' which Brayton
* says has not
Been picked up
I for distribution
., because of its
lack of sex and
violence. The
dog story, he
says, is too
tame even for
Disney.
Nonetheless,
Brayton and PEE
are the stars of
the show in


Venice, and they plan to make
their home here. Venice's Paw
Park, for starters, is "the best
I've ever seen, and I've been
all over the world. Everything
is so organized, you've got the
fences in such a way that the
dog is under control, the
beach is wide open, and it's so
clean and all the dogs there
are friendly."
The daily routine
While Brayton goes for-his-
morning swimn,-iPestays dry
while gnawing on a ham hock
The dog rarely leaves his
master's side. He is never by
himself in the room, and the
two are a welcome site on the
grounds of the hotel and in
the lobby, and driving around
Venice. EP. "likes walking
around and everyone likes
him," Brayton says. "People
really enjoy seeing him and
petting him."
Every now and then some-
one might be nervous around
Pickpocket. "Believe it or
not," Brayton relates, "this big
Marine was very uncomfort-
able around dogs and didn't
want anything to do with
him." But usually the reaction
is positive.
PP is in good health and is
well cared for by the vets at
PetsMart in Sarasota, but
Brayton fears a possible late-
night encounter with a snake
or even an alligator might ne-
cessitate an emergency visit.
PP is microchipped and is
never left alone. He is most
comfortable in Brayton's car,
and he waits patiently at meal-
time or when Brayton visits
places that don't allow dogs.
"He's good about not run-
ning around," but Brayton
won't tether him outside for
fear of someone stealing PP
That's been known to hap-
pen, especially with a dog as
beautiful and talented as
Pickpocket.
In February, Brayton and
PP head off to Switzerland
and Sweden, where Brayton
has helped establish a sled
dog touring operation with a
friend.



WANT TO
LEARN MORE?
See a clip from Pickpocket's
movie at pick-pocket.com.


Staff writer Tommy
Mclntyre contributed to this
story.


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100RALETT


FORSALE
1010.............. Open Houses
1019 ........ Cape Haze/Rotonda
1020............. Homes/General
1021............ ..... Arcadia
1022 ............ Englewood
1023............ Nokomis/Qsprey
1024............... ...'North Port
1025. ........ .. Port Charlotte
1026 ..... ....... Punta-Gorda
1027 .. ....... South Venice
1028 .......... .. .. Venice
1029.. : .............. .Sarasota
1030........... Waterfront Homes
1040 ......... .. CondosNillas
1060.............. .Townhouses
1070-. ............. .. Duplexes
1075 ......... Tri-plex For Sale
1080.......... ... Apartments,
1090........... Mobile Homes'
1100 .......... Interval Ownership
1110 .......... Out Of Area Homes
1115 ...........; Trade/Exchange
1120 ..... .... ... Wanted To Buy
FOR RENT
1205 . ..... Lease Option
1210....... ........Homes
1240 ...... Condos 'Vllas
1280 ...... ... Townhouses
1300 ......... ... Duplexes
1320......... .. Apartments
1330......... ... HoletiMotel
1340.......... .. Mobile Homes
1345 ...... .Miscellaneous Renlals
1350..... ... .. Emlciencies
1360. ........ ....... Rooms


1370 ..... ;.: .... Rentals To Share
1390................ .. Vacation
1420 ............ Wanted To Rent

LOTS
1500... .. .... .Lots & Acreage
1515. ..............Walerfront
1520 ........... Oul O Town Lots
1530 ............ Commercial Lots
1540 ... ..... Trade'Exchange

BUSINESS
1600 .... ..... Business For Sale
1610 .........'.. Business Rentals
1611 ........ ...... Hall Rentals
1615......... Income Property
1620... Commercial/Industrial Property
S1640........Warehouse & Storage
1650 ............ Farms/Ranches


Ill I


3005 ......... 900 Phone Services
3010... ......... Announcements
3015.......... ... Happy Ads
3020 ............. Personals
3030 ........ .. Places To Eat
3040 .... .... .Card Of Thanks
3050......... .. Singles
3060 .... .... Schools. Insiruci-on
3070... ..... ..Burial Lols'Crypls
3080 ........ .. TravelTickels
3090 ..... Lost & Found


4010..... Business Opporluniijes
4020 :. ; F. F.nanciall Miscellaneous
4050 ..... Irnvesment Opporlunities
nRn L,..ansf,,MorlIao es


5005 ............ ...... Alterations
5020 ..... Appliance Service Repair
5040 .......... Carpet Services
5050 .... ...... Child/Adult Care
5053......... ... Computer Service
5054 ........... .. .Contraciors
5055............ Courier/Taxi
5060.......... Domestic Cleaning
5070 ............. .Eleclrcal
5075... ..... Errandi.'Sopping
5080 .. Excavaing.'Bush Hog
5083........... Floorin
5085 ........ .. Fences
5086......... Furniture Repair
5087 ..... .. FireplaceCnrmney
5088 ......... Health Beaury
5090 ...... ... Healing & Air
5100. ..... Home & Commercial
Improvements
5101 ........ :. House Sitting
5105 .................Insurance
5110..... .. .Lawn:Garden & Tree


5120 ........... Medical Services
5130 ........... Moving/Hauling
5140 .... Painting & Wallpapering
5150 .............. Pest Control
5155................. Pet Care
5160 ............. :. .Plumbing
5165 ........... Pool Services
5180 :.:....Pressure Cleaning
5181 ........... Recrear.:.n
5183 ....... ... Rec./cling'Salvage
5184 ....... Restaurani Equip-meni
5185. ................. Rooting
5190 .. ;SecrelariaL Bookkeeping & Tax
5193 .. Telephone Services
5195 ........... Typing Services
5200..... :... ... TVNCR Repair
5210 ....... Upholstery/Draperies
5225........... Window Cleaning
5230.... ...... .... Miscellaneous


GARAGE SALES
105 ..... ....... Arcadia Area
110 ... .. .. Englewood Area
120............ Lake Suzy Area
125....... Nokomis/Osprey Area
130 ...'.. ..... North Port Area
135...... ... Port Charlone Area
140 ......... .Punta Gorda Area
145 ....... ..... Rotonda Area
150 .........Sarasota Area
155.,.......... South Venice Area
160. ........... Venice Area
6015 .............. Flea Market
6020 ................ Auctions
6025.... ... Arts and Crafts
6027. ........ ..... Dolls
6030. ........ Household Goods
6040 ............ TV/Stereo/Radio


6060 ........ Computer Equipment
6065............ Clothing/Jewelry
6070 ...... .Antiques/Collectibles
6075 ....... .Fruits/egetables
6090 ....... .. ..... .Musical
6095...'.... ... ........ Medical
6100.............. Health/Beauty
6110 .............Trees & Plants
6120................ Baby Items
6125 .......... Golf Accessories
6128............ Exercise/Fitness
6130 ............ Sporting Goods
6135 ........... Bicycles/Tricycles
6138............ .........Toys
6140 .... ... ;. Pholography!Video
6145 .... ..Pool. Spa & Supplies
6160............ Lawn & Garden
6170 ............ Building Supplies
6180... Heavy Construction Equipment
6190 :... ........ Tools/Machinery'
6195 ............ Farm Equipment
6220 ... Office/Business Equipment
and Supplies
6225 ......... Restaurant Supplies
6230............ Pets & Livestock
6250 ............... Appliances
6260......... ... Miscellaneous
6270 ........ Wanted To Buy/Trade

HElll J.I:U .


7010 ..... .............. .Audi
7020 ... ............ .. Buick
7025 ............ .... BrvMW
7030 ...... ........... Cadillac
7040 ................. Chesrolet
7050 ....... ...... .... Crrysler
7060 ................... Dodge
7065 .................. Eagle
7070 ........ ..... . Ford
7080............... ......Jeep
7085.. .... ... .. ........... Lexus


7090 ........... ............Lincoln
7100 .......... ...... Mercury
7110 ............... Oldsmobile
7120 ................. Plymouth
7130 .................. Potiac
7135 .............. .. ..Saturn
7140 ... Miscellaneous Domeslic Auto
7145 .................. Acura
7150 ................. Daewoo
7160 .. ............... .. Honda
7165 .................... Infiniti
7170 .......... ............ Isuzu
7175 ................. Jaguar
7177 ............. ...... KIA
7180 .. ... .. .... Mazda
7190 ................ Mercedes
7195......... : ..... Mitsubishi
7200 .............. ... Nissan
7205 ......... . Sports Cars
7210. .................. Toyota
7220 ............... Volkswagen
7230 ................... Volvo
7240 ....... Miscellaneous Imports
7250........ Antiques/Collectibles
7252 .............. Budget Buys
7260........... .... Autos Wanted
7270....... Auto Parts/Accessories
7280 ......... Auto Service/Repair
7290.......... ........... Vans
7300 .... :...... Trucks/Pick-Ups
7305. ; ....... Sport Utility Vehicles
7310. .................. ...4x4s
7320 ............... .. Aviation
7341 ........ Trailer & Accessories
7360... Motorcycles/Mopeds/Scooters
7370....... Campers/Travel Trailers
7380........... Motor Homes/RVs
7381.. ............. RV Storage
BOATS
7329 ...... ..... Bargain Basket
7330 .. ........... Boats-Powered
7331 ............... Sailboats
7332 .......Personal Water Vehicles
7333....... Miscellaneous Boals
7334. ... OultoardMarine Engines
7335 ....... .CharterRentals
7336. ..... Boat Storage. Dockng
7337. .......... Boat Repairs
7338 ... Marine Supplies Equipment
7339............ Canoes Kayaks
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1019 CAPE
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$339,000 Ron (941-2234781


1019 CAPE
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Immaculate Rotonda Pool
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2076 Prudential Village Real
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1022 ENGLEWOOD
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3/2/1 & CP, lanai, fully remo-
vated in & out incl. new kitch.
& baths, new appl., a/c, water
heater etc., $215,900, (941)
5041063, (727) 224-8998
3/2/2 Htd pool, 2200sf,
$43k+ recent upgrades,
MUST SEE $273,900.
7397 BASS ST.
941-475-0115 Price reduced
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seller' For photos & inito visit
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(941132i 1671

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West Gate Condominiums
3BR/2BA, 2,000sf
Only 3 left
@ $359,900
2 MI TO ENGLEWOOD BCH
Selling FAST. Please call'
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westgatecondominiums.com
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large Family Room, cori-
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$249,500 TERRY LONG
941-475-1311
RE/MAX Bayside


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1021 ARCADIA
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GREAT GOLF COMMUNITY
BRAND NEW HOMES
Lake Suzy Area
OWNER FINANCING.
Vestor Realty 866-308-1176
REDUCED!! Newer 2004
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off Hwy 31 Arcadia, conve-
nient yet peaceful. Priced to
sell at $378,000. Utopia
Comm. RIty. 941-575-7111.
Spacious 3/B 2/B w/pool in Ft
Ogden, minor rehab needed
Asking
$200000,000, Call for detail
(239-248-2182

1022 ENGLEWOOD
FOR SALE

3 Bed, 2 Bath, Gar, Porch
TOTAL REMODEL LIKE
NEW. Minutes 1Co Engle*ood
Beaches or Port Cearlone,
Community Pool, Great Retre-
ment Home $194,900.
941-380-3674


1022 ENGLEWOOD
FOR SALE


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941-473-5444
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Furnished, Community
Boat Ramp and Split Bed-
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$224,000 Terry Long
RE/MAX Bayside
941-475-1311
PRICE REDUCED!
Lake Front Home 20,000
sq ft double lot, 2 master
suites, w/ office area off
kitchen. Room for pool, RV
or boat parking.
Larry Cornell
941-661-2072
Gasparilla Properties

PRCED REDUCED
Holiday Travel Park
2Br/1.5Ba. Manufac-
tured Home Mostly
furnished $72,900.
Contact Dave @
InvestorsChoice Real
Estate 941-475-7011

Rotonda Newer large
3/2/2 with Pool on two
oversized lots. Excellent
cond. Water & Sewer.
$309,500 Terry Long
RE/MAX Bayside
941-475-1311
ROTONDA HEIGHTS FSBO
3/2/2 newer pool home, fully
furnished, .open.wfli. \ plan.
$285Q,00 1941)-2;7,- 990
ROTONDA
Huge Waterfront Beauty with
Water views from every
room. Oversized Lanai! 3
bed. Pool Home. Water &
Sewer. Excellent $359,900
TaiyLng
941475-1311 RElFXBaysile

ROTONDA newhomae
completed 12/05 why
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ceilings, huge mstr bath
w/roman shower & tub,
plenty of closets, caged
pool on oversized lots
(941)-716-6792 j

Rotonda Newer 3 Bed-
room heated Pool Home
on 2 oversized cul-de-sac
lots. Wow! 4 car garage
and reduced to $299,900.
TERRY LONG
941-475-1311
RE/MAX Bayside
TOTAL REMODEL NICE!
3 BED, 2 BATH, GARAGE,
lew Kitchen, Appliances,
laths, Carpet, Tile, Lighting,
tc. Comm. Pool. Gardens
f Gulf Cove, Like New!
$194,900. 941-380-3674

Two duplexes, all units
ented, Olde Eng. location.
$249,000 each; Motivated
seller! Call Jessica Menzel
@ 941-815-8451
Gasparilla Properties.


1022 ENGLEWOOD
FOR SALE



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NOKOMIS/OSPREY
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ATTN INVESTORS,
BUILDERS & DEVELOPERS
Approx. 1.71 acres, zone
RSF III, Albee Farm & Dona
Way Nokomis $805,00.
REDUCED $795k
Buy before real estate
listing (941)-416-3631
DESIGNER OWNED HOME
129 Loblolly Lane
3BR/2BA/2CG, Pool w,
new Krystal Krete & Tile
lot size 80 X 140, 1,712sf
4 minutes to beach, NEW
30 yr. old roof, fossil tiled
floors, carpet in bedrooms
outdoor lighting, landscape
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well & irrigation systems
NEW TUSCANY STYLE
Kitchen with all new appli
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$424,000 (Priced below
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941-485-4305
941-266-5626 (cell)
Waterfront 3/2/2 with 52
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$619,000 Horizon Realty
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$1300/mo
Venice Golf & River Club
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3/2/2 pool home, over 2000 sq. ft. $1800/mo


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A NEW YEAR,NEW HOME! New 2005, 3/2/2 with Den,
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HOMES NORTH Gorgeous. Avail 01/18/06. screened lanai By owner,
PORT Call owner! 650-876-7782 $269,900, (772)-263-2667
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CHLORINATOR OPEN 4/2 Awesome, large pool & 5 1400sf corner lot $233,000
SPLIT PLAN $285,000 stall barn. Priced to sell!! 1202sf $217,000
$599,000 Call Kim Spallone 1860sf, Granite tops,
JAN. 2006 3/2/2, at Tarpon Real Estate upgrades, $329,000
DEN/OFFICE, POOL/ (941)-286-0799 LIKE NEW 3/2/2
/ FRESHWATER FRONT. Brand New 3/2 with 2 car 1758SF Remodeled
SPLIT PLAN, NEUTRAL garage, in great North Port 2002 $269,0
COLORS. AGENT area! Why wait to build when 1547 SF2003 + canal
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$379,900 location, corner lot, 3/2/2 $265900, (941)-457-0727
+den, wd cab, ss appli.
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OWNED $309,900 Eight Brand New Homes ment $1299/mo. (480-991-
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OFFICE DAVID WEEKLY 3/2/2 Lanai & Studies. Call 1,200f 1800sf,
t BUILT VERY NICE Now 941-223-7286. $200,000 $300,000
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$379,900 FRESHWATER'CANAL water w/seawall,
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JAN. 2006 3/2/2 fam rm, pool, many
DAVID WEEKLY BUILT upgrades. Adjoining lots PREMIER HOMES
LARGE LANAI WOOD avail. Realtors welcome. Inventory or on your lot
CABINETS. $264,900 4657 Fernway Dr. Get more for your money.
$359,000. (9411-426-0825 941-429-2200
941-661-9000 HOMES AND LOTS 5397 Kenvil Dr., N. Port
TOLL FREE AVAILABLE IN FAST
877-661-9001 GROWING NORTH PORT Price reduced on 2/1 in
THE STEWAR GROUP GASPARILLA PROPERTIES North Port, Biscayne area.
REMAXPALM REALTY 941-473-5444 Exterior Updated. All
yA Bullock.941-815.8449
offers considered. Jon
3/2 REDUCED TO $219,900. Gasparilla Properties.
Hidden path, eat-in-kit., IBUY
Ask for Marsha Chancey, STORM DAMAGED HOUSES SPECIAL FINANCING
Realty Quest. 941-766-0127 1-800-SELL-NOW 3/2/1 NEW PAINT inside/
(1-800-735-5669) out, new kitchen, tile thru
3/2/1 BUILT IN 2002 www.WeBuyForida.com t, end lanai, scrn porch
1008sf with lots of tile. $179,000 (941)-812-0990
$195,000 Beccy Wolfe
(941)-504-4009 UNDER $200,000 CITY W/S,
GASPARILLA PROPERTIES INVESTOR MUST Sell BRAND 'upgrades, wood cab/floor,
NEW 3/2/2 Walker Home, 3/2. See Marsha Chancey,
3/2/2, tile/carpet floors, By Michael 2, Ig rear yd, green- Realty Quest. 941-766-0127
Owner, built 1999, 1,280 sf, belt, $199,900 Broker Ron
5215,000 (941-408-3369 (603)759-9000 VILLA AT SABAL TRACE
3/2/2 Windemere home w/ Lake view 4227 Fairway
400sf on a corner lot. Built Jacobsen Modular Place, gated community,
in [40 10 4 ona-" c e" l ,'. u Homes starting at 3/2/2, open floor plan.
Wn:.n ?i4I 5i.lJii-' $89,900 on your lot. many upgrades, Walk to
.. irh .. 11 I T www.baybuilthomes.com pool & club house.: ,.' r,lil Fr,:,,, rt,, (863).494-4010 to sell at $286,000.
New Construction! All prices, Call Ken Giunta, (941)-661-
below market value! '3/2/2 + Kessler Mortgage Corp. 1438, or Dan Beckworth
Cien w/ upgrades. Starting at FREE Appraisal Offer! 941- 457-4539. CENTURY
'.219K. Owner 561-756-4880 No application fee! 21 Aztec & Assoc
No credit report fee!
3/2/2CG, approx. 1680 liv. No Credit/Bad credit OKI
area, lanai, great area. Jan. No Hassles!
completion. Excellent price. We il meWBEAT any deal WE BUY HOUSES
(941)-725-1355 ALL types of loans! CASH
Call (9411-650-8044
GelFlordaHomeLoan.com 24 HR HOTLINE
4 Bedroom home, brand new, 800-987-3133
,:.ty water, over 2,100 sq. ft., LIKE NEW 4/2/2, split,
-creened lanai, priced to sell new tile throughout, car-
$249,900. Call pet. Must see! Off Jeannin.
Chris Mac Vicar, ERA $250k. (941)-629-9302
(772)-486-3392. N. PORT 3/2/2 almost 1/2
acre, below market. Seller
4/2/2, FSBO No agents. New pays $5k towards closing WE BUY HOUSES
Adams Home! Pristine, bright cost. $225k. (954)-553-9333 CASH
Sairy, 2169 sf..$291,000. Many 24 HR HOTLINE
upgrades! (941)-587-8382 OFF CHAMBERLAIN brand new 24 HR HOTLINE
upgraded pool home by Fel- 800-987-3133
lltl son homes. 3BR/2BA/2CG +
Den, granite, 1856 sf u/ar.
4565 Fairlane Dr. N. Port $314,900. Brkr 603-759-9000
Immaculate, spacious
3/2/2 Must see it It will not NEW CONSTRUCTION HOMES WHY WAIT TO BUILD? Like,
last at $249,900. 3/2/2 + Den (Poss. 4th BR) new '02, 3/2/2, fenced yard,
Ana Fox 941-915-7604. 2198 sf. 6 Sold, 2 remaining, close to everything, 1,201 liv-
Priced below market value! ing. $219,900. Tiffani Cartee,
A MUST see 3/2/2 Pool $229,000. 352-854-7170 Realty Quest (941-815-1600
home fenced, s/s voters, ie NEED A MORTGAGE?
shutters. $243,000 week100% investor Financing
9on". No Lavina St. Call Kazwell
Owner/Agent 941-429-5794 (941)-625-0015


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of Venice, Inc. Realtor
325 West Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285
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APARTMENTS/VILLAS/DUPLEXES
S625/mo 404 Armada Rd., Studio Apartment
5695/mo 408 Armada Rd., 1BR/1BA, includes water
S725/mo 417 MenendezSt. 1BR/1BA, includes water
S825/mo 409 Manatee Ct. #210, 2BR/2BA. Comm. pool, laundry
S850/mo 460 Base Ave. #129, 2BR/2BA. Sentinel Condos. Lanai
S1100/mo 244 St. Augustine #506 2BR/2BA. Costa Brava.
S1195/mo 868 Saranec Lake Dr #103 2BR/Bonus Room/2BNCP/Waterside Village
S1500/mo 8533 Hawk Nest Lane, 3BR/2BN2CG, Warm Mineral Springs
$1200/mo 500 The Esplanade #605, 2BR2BN6th fir, com. pool & laundry
FURNISHED ANNUAL RENTALS
$975/mo 647 Bird Bay 1BR/conv./2BA/anai/2nd floor.
$1100mno 813 A Ormond 2BR/2BA/Tfplex -Venice, by beach
$1400/mo 2404 Auburn Lakes Circle 3BR/2BN1CG cable inc., pool
$1500/mo 950 Tarpon Center Drive 2BR/2BA5th floor. Gulf front
$1500/mo 1313 Mango Avenue 3BR/2BN1CG. Pool.
HOMES
S600/mo 2538 Oneida Road, 2BR/1BA1CP. R
S995/mo 4596 Tollefson Ave. 3BR/2BN1CG/Newly remodeled North Port
S1025/mo 1524 Oketo Street, 3BR/2BA12CG North Port
S1100/mo 472 S. Shore Dr. B2BR/2B1CG/Lanai Sorrento Shores
S1100/mo 840 Sunrise Road, 3BR/2BN/2CG Patio South Venice
S1325/mo 3640 Sterling Road, 22/2CG with pool. South Venice
S1400/mo 11485 Tinder Court New 3BR/2BA/2CG Stoney Brook- Brand New
S1600/mo 11438 Roosevelt Dr. New 3BR/Den/2BN2CG/Pool, Gulf view
S1700/mo 5039 Bella Terra, 3BR/2BA1CG/Lanai -Venetia
FURNISHED SEASONAL RENTALS AVAILABLE MONTHLY MINIMUMS
FEATURED SEASONALS
MacArthur Beach #233 Gulf Twin Towers 506 & 605
Valencia Residences #1104 Plantation St. Andrews


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1025 PT CHAR
FOR SALE

1/ poss. 2/1/CP, 944sf,
Completely rebuilt on cor-
ner lot. new wiring, roof,
AC, tile, kitchen, bath. Too
much to list! Beccy Wolfe
941-504-4009
GASPARILLA PROPERTIES
1133 Beaumont Ave
2/2/1 Completely remodeled.
Must see! Partially furnished
w/new furniture. $219,900.
GIL-MOR Realty, Inc.
(941)-206-3050

$145,000. 2 Bed/1 Ba.
Near Beach! 1,695 sf.
Move in Condition. Must see!
(941)-629-3436
1636 Palace Ct., PC
Kingsgate
Ashton Model, 2 possible 3
with Den, 2 car garage,'many
upgrades, backs preserve.
$339,900
24284 Buckinham way. 2
possible 3/2/2 Lakeview,
many amenities. $227,500.
GIL-MOR Realty, Inc.
(941)-206-3050
2/1 Most Affordable updated
house. New a/c, roof and
kitchen. A must see!
$118,500 941-916-1535 .
2/2/1, 1615 sf. 20345 Asto-
ria Ave., Comp. remodeled Lg
bonus room, pool & cage.
$249,500. 941-6264825
2/2/1 MOVE IN cond., fully
furn., exc. shape, outside
storage, $145,900. (941)-
764-6916.
2/2/1 Waterfront in beautiful
Oak Hollow area. Community
pool & Rec center. All appli-
ances, tile floors, newly paint-
ed, roof just 3 yrs. old.
$176,000. Days (941)-204-
2140 Evenings (941)-627-
5223
2/2/2 corner lot 1592sf,
furnished, tile roof, city
water. $195,000
2/2/1 Remodeled, new
roof, tile, shed, privacy
$169,900.
2/1+ cpt, 970sf, extra stor-
age, $139,900 ,
2/2/1 912sf, Ig. lanai, park
setting. $169,000
2/1/1 1145sf, remodeled
corner lot, roof, $149,900.
2/2+cpt 1158sf, lakefront,
13,000sf lot, $209,900.
3/1 Corner lot 1339sf, new
roof & AC, $149,850
3/2, 1,198sf new carpet,
Ig lanai, $174,850
Sel-Fast RE List @ 3.5%
(941)-255-8282





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3 Bdrm. Fenced.
.. -:PRICED TO SELL!
pl.::-,866,208-1680 E..i 20u-1
3/1 Redone, Remodeled
and Updated $159,000
Realty Concepts, Inc.
(941) 743-8255
3/2/1 on oversized lot. Tiled
floors, Irg. laundry rm. & lanai.
Great backyard! Nice area!
$177,000. (941)-624-6763
3/2/1 Saltwater Canal home
w/ dock. 8 min. to Harbor.
$375,000. -Special Financ-
ing- 888-584-5482 ext. 4
3/2/2 18617- Alphonse
Circle. 1430 sf, completely
updated. New tile and lami-
nate flooring. New appliances.
Great neighborhood. Must
see! $239,000.
(941)628-4382
3/2/2, Deep Creek, with pool,
ready to move in.
$229,000/obo, (941)-613-
1008 or (239) 707-2481
3/2/2 pool, large corner lot,
lots of upgrades, very well
maintained. $249,900.
Barnes & Phillips Real Estate,
(941)-743-4200
3/2/2 Split Plan, Irg: Liv. &
Fam. rms., 1571 sf., tile
throughout, carpeted bdrms,
7 ceiling fans, central vac, sec
system, lanai. $239,900.
Susan Muse at Re/Max Pow-
erhouse 941-661-0362
3BR/2BA/2CG, Canal
home, 1934 SF under AC.
Fireplace, Custom Built.
1092 Hinton St. $245,000.
Open Sat. 1/7/06, 1 -
3pm. Call Rolando 941-391-
2514/941-629-3188. Centu-
ry 21 Aztec & Assoc.
4/3/3 Gorgeoeus
New Construction
Move in Jan '06
1090 Red Bay Ter
2016 sq ft $323,900
Lexington Homes
(941) 613-0009
www.lexhomes.net



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941-780-6600

Beautiful 3/2/2, move in
condition. Special touches
added by loving owners.
$199,900 Professional Realty
Elena Zinchuk 941-380-6895

Classified = Sales


1025 PT CHAR
FOR SALE

BEAUTIFUL HOME for
sale... but this will not last
long. 20012 Chalkleaf
Ct.. 1443 sf under air, fully
furn., newly remodeled and
upgrades. 2/2 Ig. living,
sep. dining, eat in kit., hick-
ory cabinet, mesquite hard-
wood floors, scrn. lanai,
deck, built in BBQ, 3rd
room for office, workshop
or bedroom, professionally
landscaped, situated in a
shaded oak sec. of PC.
$249,700. 941-613-0312

Clean remodeled, 2/2/1,
Office, 1700 sf, 2 storage
sheds, privacy fenced yard,
no storm damage ever.
$189,000. 941-624-0899
DEEP CREEK brand new 4BR
home, 2320 SF under air,
$25,000 under appraised
value, only $269,000. 26198
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Any cond. CASH
Call Bob 764-9231

Immaculate 2BR/2BA/
1CG, owner moving back
north. $189,900. 2105
Delta St. Call Rolando
941-391-2514/ 941-629-
3188. CENTURY 21 Aztec
& Assoc
Immaculate 2-3br/1.5ba, Ig
family rm, CHA, tile floors,
new appliances. $139,000
(941)-429-9033
Maple Leaf Golf & Country
Club, 2005 manufactured
home, fully furnished; new
A/C, 'appliances, $137,500.
305- 794-3921.

Motivated Seller!
3/2 newly'updated, won't
last. $219,000: Advanced
Realty (941) 623-3581
NEED A MORTGAGE?
1st Time Home Buyers
Call Kazwell
(941)-625-0015
NEW 4Br 2.5 Bath Home
3 car Garage 2300+Sq ft
AC, minutes from boat-
ing $369,000 incl $3000
appliance allowance Call
Chris 941-726-3165
Private seller
NICE 3/2 w/Lg. fenced back-
yard. Great loc. Bring offers.
Re/Max First Choice, Stacey
Schwartz, 941-441-5500
Owner relocated 3BR/2BA/
2CG, move in cond. 837
Mensh Terr. $239,900. Call
Rolando 391-2514 or 629-
3188. CENTURY 21 Aztec &
Assoc.

PERFECT FOR A Ig. family
or Mother-In Law. 4716 sf.
Lush gardens, waterfall,
handicapped access
and A/C shop makes
this house one of a kind.
4/4/2 gar. & carport.
$490,000.
Sunshine Realty Services,
941-637-3737.__

POOL HOME
RECENTLY
REMODELED
Awesome condition
location!
ONLY $239,000

TURN KEY
3/2 home used a few
mos. per yr. since new
roof. $219,900

LOCATION 3/2
NEW RENOVATION HAS
THE LOCATION AND CURB
APPEAL PRICED TO SELL
$179,900
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1025 PT CHAR
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PT. CHARLOTTE
HOMES

2/2/2 POOL/ SPA DBL
LOT HOME POSSIBLE
3 BDRM MUST SEE
$249,900

3 LOTS 3/2/2 POOL
BEAUTIFUL PARK LIKE
SETTING TOTALLY
R7MODED $389,900

2 LOTS 3/2/2
SIHOWS LIKE NEW
QUIET AREA CLOSE TO
EVERYTHING. $299,900

2/2/2 1809 SQ.FT U/A
SPIT PLAN VERY PRI-
VATE POOL OVER-
SIZED LOT. $264,900

941-661-9000 TOLL
FREE 877-661-9001
THE STEWART GROUP
RE/MAX PALM REALTY

RENT TO OWN !!!
2BR/2BA pool home, 3383
Harbor Blvd., great terms,
Call for information
(866)420-8804
SOUTHERN COUNTRY
CHARM? French Country home
nestled on 6.9 acre estate
complete with bridal and walk-
ing trails. 4B/2B pool/spa
home with attention to detail.
Charming country kitchen,
cast iron sinks, art niches,
sewing/craft rm., barn with
28x48 workshop, home war-
ranty. MLS 609041. "Christa
Murrh CFNTIIRY 21 A7ter &


1026 PUNTA GORDA
FOR SALE





Charlotte Park
3/2/2 Large garage.
Available now
$239,900.
MLS#603053
Call Linda Hobson
(941) 815-1277

Deep Creek pool home
2/2/2, newly remodeled,
cathedral ceilings, large pri-
vate lanai,hurricane shutters,
very light and bright,
$224,900 941-255-3425 or
941-875-1492
Harbour Hgts. By Owner,
Built '04 2/2/2 W/Bonus
Room, Ft Porch, L/Scaped,
$256,500 941-624-6602



NEW 3/2/2 almost complet-
ed, beautiful Key West style
home, metal roof, lap siding,
many extras. 11430 2nd Ave.
S. PG Heights. Asking
$275,000. (941-575-0490


SEMINOLE LAKES
COUNTRY CLUB

Gated Golf and
Tennis Community

Homes from the high 200's.

CONNIE NATALE
941-626-7767 or
866-332-1192


Assoc. 941- 235-5609 Coldwell Banker Morris Realty

Strter/Retirement Home 1027 SOUTH VENICE
2/2/2, split floor plan FOR.SALE
VsualTour on website
$175,900 2/2/1, spacious family home
Add'l Info @ KRolland.com on oversized lot, enjoy whole
941- 628-8816 house stereo, structured
Prudential Village Realty wiring, computer networking,
tastfully decorated & worry free
STOP w/high tech security, new roof,
FORECLOSURE HVAC, loan assistance avail.
R O $249,000 (941)492-5292
(239)-293-4251 AVOIDFORECLOSURE
Immediate Help Avail.
... Call Al I
Very nice home located 941-780-6600
near hospitals & shopping

throughout, fenced in yard,.
greenhouse, fruit trees,
Perfect for Pets. $159,900
Call Kim Heystek at FSBO Venice w, private
941-223-7286 or beach access. 80X100 Lot
941-255-2121. PC350-08 Updated country kitchen
w/all new appliances Tile
Waterview from every rm. & new wood floors over-
4/2.5/2, pool, 1900' LA on sized garage privacy
canal, beautifully remodeled, fenced yard, new roof, new
$289,900. (239)-898-1827 storage slfed, hurricane
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FOR SALE

2623. Stillwater Circle.


Prestigious community of
Seminole Lakes, overlook
large lake from the open
floor plan of this 3/2/2
Antigua model! Zero corner
sliders, spacious lanai, Rol-
safe shutters. $359,900.
Call Michele Brisendine at
RE/MAX Harbor Realty
(941) 204-9041
3/2 900SF, REMODELED,
SHEIK, PRIVACY! CLEAN!
1 $157,000.
Sel-Fast RE List @ 3.5%
(941)-255-8282
3/2, Stilt home, Built in 2004
minutes from 1-75,. exit 164,
1731 sq. ft., alarm, tile,
corain, allappliance, 1500 Sf
concrete paved parking under
home. $250,000. Call 239-
289-7000.
3/2/1 layout, location &
* waterview. Charlotte Park
home on large corner lot.
$259,900. (941)-505-2447
3/2/den, Inground
pool/spa, 1/2 acre.
Beautiful house. Must see!
$241,900 954-604-7736
3/3/2 HOME on 2.5 acres,
country living 2 miles from
175, hard woods, tin roof,
heated pool, sec. sys.,
gourm f kitchen, Ig. storage
shed, loads of extras. Custom
built 2001. $529,000. Call
941-815-5690.
4/2/2 SPECTULAR 2003
Custom on 2 lots w/pool.
Gated comm, Open/Split
plan, great room, all ameni-
ties, highly upgraded. Gor-
geous views 3,884 sqft.
$549,000
OPEN SAT & SUN 1-4PM
26250 Feathersound. Dr.
BARBARA EDGERTON
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
941-815-8787

RINGALL OFFERS
BURNT STORE LAKES
Walk to the golf course.
Newer home. Oversized
lot. 3/2/2 $318,000
SUNSHINE REALTY SERV.
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1028 VENICE FOR SALE

2/2/2, 1750SF CORNER
LOT, NEAR GOLF.
$334,900.
3/2/2 1960sf, 2004, Pond
view. Solid counters, $398,000
SEL-FAST LIST @ 3.5%
(941)-475-8282
CHESTNUT CREEK
MOTIVED SELLER
BY OWNER split plan 2/2/2,
featuring living room & family
room, wood cabinets, new
appliances, Lg scrnd lanai,
private back yard. $299,900.
Call (941)-928-4591
$$$ LOW DOWN
LOW PAYMENTS!!

VENICE GARDENS 2/2
Remodeled 1000 sf, 1/4
acre $665/mo with
$10,900 down

JACARANDA WEST Pool
1900 sf, 2CG $1039/mo
with $17,000 down

Call 941-320-8687 or
www.mhsells.com
VENICE ISLAND, MOTIVAT-
ED SELLER! 2/2 +garage,
pool w/heater, sprinkler sys.
(well), recently updated,
$550,000 (941)-809-5828


1028 VENICE FOR SALE

WANTED to buy from Owner
Venice Beach area, 2-3br
home or condo within walking
distance to beach, quiet area
pref. -$250K (508)4774505

1030 WATERFRONT
HOMES

"MUST SELL"
GULF ACCESS
Priced below appraisal
1999 3/2 SALTWATER,
POOL, SEAWALL, DOCK.
$484,900

GULF ACCESS
Million $$$ view! 2200 sq
ft. 2 1/2 baths, pool,
metal roof, granite,
covered boat lift, dock.
$639,900
******************
SAILBOAT HOME
4/2 BOAT LIFT, NEW
KITCHEN & MORE.
$419,900

Quick Harbor
access, 3/2 furnished
$299,900

SAILBOAT LOT
$229,000

South Gulf Cove
$319,900
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1030 WATERFRONT
HOMES

Manasota Key beach house
2/1 turn-key. Linda
McCraney 941-468-2076
Prudential Village Realty
NEW furnished waterfront
modular in River Forrest, Pic-
turesque sunset view over
Peace River. 2/2 with many
upgrades, incl. ceiling fans,
microwave & appliances with
dishwasher. Resident owned
community with heated pool,
new club house under con-
struction, Reduced to Only
$179,500 including equity
share Please Phone (941)-
423-6274 or (941)-815-6009
New Custom Sailboat Water-
front 3B/3B pool home.
Raised tray ceilings, crown
molding, granite counters, art
niches, built-in enter center,
landscaping, sprinklers, secu-
rity system, too many details
to list. MLS 608527. Christa
Murch, CENTURY 21 Aztec &
Assoc. 941-235-5609
PT CHARLOTTE 3/2/2
w/pool, remodeled kitchen &
bath, some existing hurri-
cane damage. Needs TLC,
2606 sf. $379,900 obo.
(7271-744-9346


FRESH WATER PC 2 Gulf access homes, min-
Cleared and ready utes to Bay, $319,000 each.
to build. Dock, seawall, pool, in-law
$114,900 suite, new tile inside, tile roof
SELL & SAVE in desirable area. Close to
Very low commissions everything. 941-223-9733
629-5590/888-775-0577 PGI- 30 Hibiscus. 6 lots from
Alicia Riedel photo's @ Harbor w/ million $ view. Very
www.eulfaccesshomes.com clean 3/2/2 sailboat canal
Gulf Access Homes Team home. Pool, dock, lift. 2200
sf, tile throughout. $699,000.
BOATERS DREAM (941)-626-9075 (By Owner)
in North Port w/gulf PGI, 3/2/2 pool home on nice
access. 3BR/3BA/2CG, cul-de-sac lot. 110' concrete
big pool, dock & seawall. seawall, quick boating access
LOOKS LIKE NEW!!! to Harbor. Over 2,000 sq. ft.
$498,000 Call (941)423- under air with spit floor plari.
1313 or (941)716-0040 Gorgeous home! Asking
$595,000, Phil Knowlton
2/1/1.5 Seawalled, 1 RE/MAX Harbor Realty, (941)-
bridge to harbor. $259,900 916-1001
Sel-Fast RE List @ 3.5%
(941)-255-8282 PGI, 3/2/2 powerboat tip lot,
150' seawall, dock, lift, hot
2/2 ON SW CANAL, min. from tub, remodeled kitchen.
the harbor, new central air, $595,000, (305)-766-9800.
new 200amp service.
$287,000. (239)-643-5117 I
2/2/1 ENGLEWOOD
1600 SF living, 90' con- PGI SAILBOAT only 13 lots
create seawall, deep sail- to the Harbor! Remodeled
boat water, 1 mi. to Lem. 2/2, 1525 A/C sq. ft. in
Bay, $699,000. Owner- great condition. Pool added
Broker. (941) 416-7866 in 99. 85 ft seawall & dock
3/2 1520sf, pool, 10 min in 2003. $674,900
to harbor, $349,900 PGI SAILBOAT 2043 sq. ft.
Sel-Fast RE List @ 35% + fam rm cathedral ceilings,
(941) 25582 wet bar, new roof & pool
(941)-255-8282
(941)-255-8282 cage 2005, lots remodel
AWESOME VIEWS from Venice done, 2 min to harbor!
Beachfront Condo! 2/2 $659,900
Updated, furn. Rarely avail. PGI POWERBOAT 85 ft on
$765K (941)-661-6377 canal, quick access to har-
bor, 2/2/2 plus 500 sq. ft.
," =I 'I ..rlalr room, newer tile
Canal front, CPT and carpet, room for pool!
2//P 'ln'n, wer"til' e"'
great room, furnished,


41 llg9-4178
r _Carol Borgstrom,
Prudential-Village Rt. Berson Realty,
941-539-4178(941)-456-0645

Custom home nearing com-
pletion, on the water -
w/access .to the Myakka .,
River. S Gulf Cove area.
2033sf under roof. 3/2 .
w/2CG. (941)426-1489 Fred Punta Gorda
Shute Real Estate & Devel- Harbor Access
opment, Inc. CB-C058694 | 3/2/2 pool, dock
CUTE 2/2/1, 1100SF on $499K, MLS#477797
end of saltwater canal w/ Call Linda Hobson
dock. Great landscaping. (941) 815-1277
$285,000.(619)979-0463 r ats-sriJ_ _E
Leave Message Seller financing avail.
Deep Creek home on Lake Direct Bayfront 2 br fur-
Henry. 2/2/2, lots of tile, nished Manasota Key dock
updates. Immed. Occ. Princi- & pool. $585,000 Charity
pals only $299,000. Call Cain Kelly
941-716-0685
Deep Creek home on Lake Gasparilla Properties
Henry. 2/2/2, lots of tile,
updates. Immed. Occ. Princi- Stunning "Sailboat Waterfront"
pals only $299,000. Call home. 3B/2 bath. Meticulous-
(941) 624-5178 ly kept, move-in condition,
split bedrooms, fam. rm.,
ENGLEWOOD, tri-plex w/addt'l pool, seawall, dock.-Only min-
empty lot located at 2044 utes to the harbor. MLS
Placida Rd, zoned RMF-15 614179. Christa Murch, CEN-
$695,000 Call (941)-5448822 TURY 21 Aztec & Assoc. 941-
Gracious professionally land- 235-5609
escaped, 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 Updated home on deep
bath, 2 car garage, PGI at end water canal. Lift, dock,
of cul-de-sac. 10,000# lift, 8 davits straight out to Gulf.
minutes" to Harbor, new Priced right, good cond.
kitchen, fire & security sys- Charity-Cain-Kelly
tem, hurricane shutters & (941)-716-0685
many other extras. Gasparilla Properties
$645,000, (941)-639-1440
Waterfront S. Gulf Cove
Great Deal! Seller Financ- 3/2 Key West style under
ing! 3/3.5/2, elevator, renovation-concrete dock
granite, terraces, new metal roof, cabs,
Bayviews. Charity Cain- flooring. $399,900 Ed
Kelly 941-716-0685 Perry 941-716-2948 Gas-
GASPARILLA PROPERTIES parilla Properties.
Great Deal! Seller Financ-
ing! 3/3.5/2, elevator,
granite, terraces,
Bayviews. Charity Cain-
Bayviews. Charity Cain- We sell Houses for $2,995*
Kelly 941-716-0685 VNICE NORTH PORT
GASPARILLA PROPERTIES VEICE NORTH PORT
Gre vacationhome o NGL TONDA492-3033 429-6993
Great vacation home or ENGL/ROTONDA 474-5598


Investment. 3/2 furnished.
Linda McCraney 941-468-
2076. Prudential Vig Realty
GREAT WATERFRONT
PROPERTIES! Let one of
our real estate associates
do the work to find your
dream waterfront home!
CALL GASPARILLA PROP-
ERTIES (941) 473-5444
GULF COVE, canal, gulf
access 2/2/1 1884 sq ft, gor-
geous view, by owner $479k
941-697-9438
Land & Water!Almost an
acre with access to the
Gulf. Over 2200sqft, Ask-
ing $475,000 Compare
prices, this is a steal! Call
before it's gone; Jessica
Menzel @ 941-815-8451
Gasparilla Properties.
Manasota Key 3/2 furnished
Exc. Investment or vacation
Home Rich McCraney 941-
468- 5201 Prudential Vil Rity


*Homes over $200,000
slightly higher
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1040 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR SALE

VENICE BIRD BAY VIL. Lrg
1st fl, 2/2 Furn., golf view,
end lanai, patio, shed.
Walk to shops. $239,000
By Owner
(941)480-9338


1040 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR SALE

1BR/1BA Promenades
West condo. Not a 55+ age
community. $84,900. Fur-
niture negotiable. Call
Rolando, 391-2514, 941-
629-3188. CENTURY 21
Aztec & Assoc.
1BR/1BA Pristine Cond.,
Security doors, pool, spa,
Rec Room. Washer/dryer


1040 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR SALE




HERITAGE OAK PARK

Active Gated
Community w/pool,
Clubhouse, Tennis.
Close to Shopping/
Restaurants


in unit. (941)-624-2922 2/2 Lakeview, CP $179,900
1ST SHOWING, 1ST FLR 2/2.Lakeview, CP'179,900
Rotonda RiverHouse, rare Irg 2/2/2 Den-B Villa $239,900
2/2, fully furn., dining rm, Irg 2/2/2 Den -A Villa $251,900
balcony, very clean. Tennis, 2/2/2 Ddn -A Villa $259,900
shuffleboard, 2 pools (1 2/2/2 Den A Villa $259,900
hted), sauna, clubhouse, 5 3/2/2 Lakefront Vil$304,900
golf courses & canal. Avail. BARB MCHENRY
now! $169,900 By owner Coldwell Banker
(941)-698-0340 Morris Realty.
941-769-2016
2/2 1stfloor, covered parking,
Charlotte Sq. just finished Heritage Oak Park Condo, 2
complete remodel, maple cab- BR/2BA/CP, elevator, like new
inets, corian, new appl., tile & cond. Gated comm, pool,
carpet, convenient location, lodge, tennis. Gorgeous lake
$129,900 (941)2584693 view. Upgraded .cab, neutral
2/2 condo, end unit, steps carpet/tile. All appl.,ceil. fans.
away from pool, all new appl. $179,900, (941)-255-9462
great location, covered park- Heritage .Oak Park Condo
ing, low assoc. fees. Low 3/2/CP, 1500 sf, end unit,
$160's. 941-627-6635 asking $234,900. 941-
2/2 Deep Creek Lakefront, 743-4742, view at:
2/2 Deep treek Laero, 'www.alveeters.comn
completely furn. All Appli-
ances. Corner unit, low maint. Heritage Oak Park
$135,900. (941)-380-1617 Sunsets over the lake
3/2, 2nd floor end unit
2/2/1 + DEN, overlooking the VisualTour on website
pristine Estuary in PGI. 1 yr $219,900
old w/ dock, pool & hot tub. Add' Info @ KRolland.com
Anchor Realty 941-286-9590. 941- 628-8816
2/2/2.5 Ig. townhouse mint Prudential Village Realty
cond., located between Sable Heritage Oak Park Villa-A.
Trace & Heron Creek, $199k Heritage Oak Park Villa-A.
Fla. Golf Prop., 235-2473 2/2/2, den. Many upgrades.
Fla. Golf Prop., 235-2473 $259,000. with some furn.,
2000 Forrest Nelson Blvd. $263,800. 941-629-5432.
Unit F-1, PC, 2/2/1, Patio & LIGHT BRIGHT 2ND FLOOR
$189l00.Redud CONDO. 1BR/1BA, Wonder-"
$189,900.Reduced ful location on Island of
3300 Loveland Blvd Venice, Easy walk to beach
#2201 or downtown. $237,900.
2/2 large walk-in closets. Par- 941484-8181 or 468-7541
tially furnished. $149,900
3300 Loveland Blvd. #801 NEED A MORTGAGE?
2/2 large walk-in closets, 100% Condo Financing
Florida Room with Therma- Call Kazwell
pane windows. $169,900 (941) 625-0015
GIL-MOR REALTY,
(941)-206-3050 Nokomis, Fairwinds over 55
Vilid, [19, jw kirhI.I


A SALE
Pre-Construction pricing
West Gate Condominiums
3BR/2BA, 2,000sf
Only 3.left
@ $359,900
2 MI TO ENGLEWOOD BCH
Selling FAST. Please call
(941)475-5553
westgatecondominiums.com



Direct Gulf access, brand
new, beautiful, 2/2/1 +
Den, pool, w/hot tub,
$389,000. Owner Real-
tor, (239)-898-0970
CEDARYWbS, 2/2 1st floor
Condo. Pool & Clubhouse.
Tenant in place. Asking
$119,000. (941)-380-9212



birdbayrealty.com
We Do All of Venice
+ area.
483 PluS
Condos Available!!

929 PluS
Homes Available!!
3rd l w/elevator, 2/2 next to
tennis & pool $199,000 Fum.
Golf course/Lake, 2/2 conv.
684 Bird Bay Cir. $274,900
3BR convertible ground fl,
Mint Conditionr $245,000
Golf course 2/2, cathedral
ceilings, $239,900
Garden court- pool, 2/2
comer $249,900
Bayhouse-split.plan 2/2
$274,900
On Cuny Creek/Roberts Bay
Full 2/2, ground f, $299,900
3/2 conv. condo on lake.
Excellent unit for this low price
$235,0002"
Gardenside 2/2,2 lanais
$224,900
Ground fl, golf course view
2BR/2BA $249,900
Saltwater Lagoon view 3BR
Conv./2BA, comer
THE FINEST $329,950
Bayhouse -Cathed. ceiling
2BR/2BA $258,000
Ground f. gorgeous 2/2
Bayhouse split $314,500
FOR OTHER CONDOS
680 Venice By-Pass N.
Sales Department
(941) 485-4804
1-800-464-8497
In the Venice area, we'll
find the property
you want
Rental Department
Annuals & Seasonals
(941) 484-6777


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483-4848


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BEACH! Reduced to $205,000 1 Mobile home Port charlotte
Investment Rlty (941)492-5050 55+, Lot 5C 1/1/CP, shed,
glass lanai, 12x46 $18,900,
PGI Beautiful sunsets (941)-624-4773
overlooking estuary, sailboat 1985 Single wide Wind Zone
watered 2005(9 26/2,de III, Ready to move in, heat &
$449.900. (941) 266-0296. AC, $9000 to $11,000
PGI EXECUTIVE CONDO on the Must be moved (941)623-3785
harbor (Starboard Point) next lbr/lba dblewide pet sec,
to Fishermen's Village: Top Ridgewood MHP, Scat bus
(4th) floor, sunset view, vault- line, good cond. New Trane
ed ceilings, 3br/2ba, covered heatac $13,500 (941)4083685
parking, deeded boat slip with
10,000 Ib lift. Heated pool, 2005 SPECIAL
tennis, DSL. Granite counters, Single wide, 16x56, 55+
3-way storm shutters, 2,000' park, own land. Pets Ok.
+sq. ft. Avail. 2006 $785K $49,900. (561) 506-4542.
(941)-575-6565 2005 JACOBSEN
2005 JACOBSEN
EFP i'EF-k Double Wide.
PGI new waterfront '. -: Double Wide.
condo, L rn ,, I8.],, I, ,-
II'" Ii .:,41-875-6148

PGI VILLA
End unit condo. 3BR/2BA/ I-
2CG, 1835SF. under air.
Cathedral ceilings. Screened I
lanai close to pool. '.:- --- ,, i-ij ,,-r,
$319,000. (941)-637-7797 Locatedin Encore ark
3737 El Jobean Rd.
Site 467 (ClevelandDr.)
m S.I (941)-764-6025
PGI- HARBORFRONT 4 8 MH Slip Axles. 16
bdrm, 2500sf, elegant & tires/wheels. All for $800
model condition, wet bar, OBO (863)-735-8765 Gardner
custom built ins, butler BUTTONWOOD- 2/1/CP Sin-
pantry, 2 covered parking glewide, Large lanai, shed.
spots, security bldg, Reduced $5000. $46,900.
$749,500. Negotiable. (941)-833-5767
PGI- TARPON COVE 2800
sq ft, 3/3/2 with den, pri- ENGL, DEER CREEK Park.
vate elevator, wood & mar- Access to Lemon bay & boat
ble floors, granite counters, ramps. Clubhse, laundry, etc.
summer kitchen, faux walls 2/2, carport, lanai, awn, util rm
& so much more! $659,000 & shed, appl's, some furn.
PGI- HARBORFRONT 2/2 $69,900/obo. 941-474-2792
3rd floor corner, updated & ENGLEWOOD, Furnished.
furnished 900 sq ft only 800.sq.ft. 2BR. Own your own
$299,900. lot. Boat dock avail. Oyster
PGI- WATERFRONT built Creek to the Gulf. $89,500.
Jan 2005, $189,900 buys (941)474-5984
spacious 900 sq ft 1 bdrm,
1 bath and $397,500 buys Factory Authorized
3/2, 1600 sq ft. Both 2nd Jacobsen Dealer
fir, granite tops, vaulted ceil- Models on Display
ings, Ig tile. Community Homes Available for
pool. Immediate Delivery
DEEP CREEK TOTALLY. Save Thousands Now!
REMODELED 2/2, pool Call Us Today
tennis. $128,500. 863-494-4010
Carole Borgstrom, baybuilthomes.com
Berson Realty,
(941)-456-0645 FSBO 1993 Mobile Hm w/
'added LR, W/D, shed, whole
Port Charlotte condo, 2/2, house air, small white railed
furnished, all new appliances, front porch, small back cov-
like new, $174,900, (941)- ered patio, concrete driveway
624-4178. in 55 & over park.
$80,000 (941)-475-4299
PORT CHARLOTTE Oaks Ill,
2BR/2BA, split, 1st fir, furn. HOLIDAY PARK, North Port
Imm. Poss. $155,000. (941)- dbl. wide, 2/2/CP. You own
629-7423 or (419)-302-3631 the lot. -5135 Palena.
$89,900. Fred (863)494-
rlEai iBiei.iJFeIBJiEr!.. 6511 /cell (863)-990-6131

S INVESTOR/PRE-RETIREE
01 .. |,, Canal, Seawall, Dock, Lift,
SEtc. Dbl-wide, 1.5 deeded
Promenades East ;pt, 55+, 843-696-6633
Condo
2/2 Covered parking. Lakewood Village, 1998
Fully furnished Fleetwood, 1056 SF. 2/2, Ig.
$137,777 kit. Lanai, (vinyl windows), nice
MLS#609114 park. Asking $69,000. 505-
Call Linda Hobson 7259
(941) 815-1277 r Lakewood Village, 55+, dou-
wiarialiE.PrIra-J'i blC e wide, on lake, next to pool,
Pt. Char. Deep Creek Area, upgraded,furn.$849 or best
Newport condo, 2nd fl, 2/2, offer. (941) 661.0371
grassland view from balcony, SELECTION OF
pool, tennis, $185,000. LARGE SELECTION OF
Investment Rity (941)492-5050 HO ES LOTSONED
OR RENTED LOTS
Venice Isles R.E. Sales
PUNTA GORDA Burnt Store Lic. Real Estate Broker
Marina boaters dream, 3/2, By-Pass 41. 485-7743
grand fir., furn. Pool. Water-
front, Slip avail. Exc. cond. Lowest prices on new manu-
$379,000. (941)-505-8293 factured homes from factory
owned Prestige Home Center
PUNTA GORDA ISLES in Tampa. 3BR, 2BA. Multi-sec-
WATERFRONT, 2/2 furnished tion homes from $45,900
condo, deeded dock. including Delivery, Set-up and
$289,900. 941-766-0918 A/C. 1-813-9100465


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1040 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR SALE

ROTONDA
PRE-CONSTRUCTION
PRICES.
Starting at $289,900
3/2 with Community pool,
completion date Nov. 2006
Call for more details.
KIM SPALLONE AT
Tarpon Real Estate
(941)-286-0799
ROTONDA RIVER HOUSE
Rare, large 2/2! Fully
furnished. Dining room, large
balcony. Very clean! Tennis,
shuffle board, 2 pools (1
heated), sauna, club house,
5 golf courses & canal.
Courtyard view.
Avail. now! By Owner
(941)-474-4999


Tala Lake (off Harbofview Rd.)
2/2, 1st. or 2nd. floor (fur-
nished or unfurnished), Pool-
Tennis from $149,500 to
$156,000. Punta Gorda Real-
ty (941) 815-8320
VENICE 2/2/2 + den w/office
room, end unit on lake, cor-
ner lot, BEAUTIFUL!!!
$379,900 (941)488-9628
VENICE 2BR/2BA, 3rd fir, end
unit, 55+, turnkey. Close to
shops & beaches. $164,900
(941)-412-0354
VENICE BIRD BAY VIL. Lrg
1st fir, 2/2 Furn., golf view,
end. lanai, patio, shed.
Walk to shops. $239,000
By owner (941)-480-9338






HAPPY NEW YEAR...
Nice 1 BD, 1 BA, good stor-
age, boat & RV parking, 1
mile to Venice isle and 2 miles
to beach.
(V041-01) $159,900
523 S. Tamiami Trail
Venice. (941) 484-0404

1090 MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE











Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, Real Estate Classified


1090 MOBILE HOMES 1120 WANTED TO BUY 1210 HOMES FOR RENT
FOR SALE
MobileHome rtgage WANTED DUPLEXES & BARNES & PHILLIPS
SpMobile Home Mrcialist OTHER MULTI-FAMILY REAL ESTATE, Inc.
a dolino PROPERTIES.IF 743-4260
Cal 5 Joe Ardol CONSIDERING SELLING
941-255-1111 Call (941)-468-1656 ANNUALS
MOBILE HOME 14 X 60,
FREE, YOU MUST MUST 2/2 Condo C.H. $675
REMOVE FROM PROPERTY 1205 LEASE OPTION 2/2/1 Oak Hollow PC $725
(239)-543-2290 2/1/CP PC $700


MUST SELL!!!
New Doublewide in 55 plus
community. Never lived in.
Call (941) 255-1122 for
appointment.
NEW 3/2, carport, manufac-
tred home on own lot, near
75. $119,00 or lease option
(941-697-2129
New manufactured
home, double wide in
Maple Leaf Estates.
55+ Community
(941) 255-1622


PALM HAKRbUO Modular ana
Mobile Homes. Call the facto-
ry for free color brochures &
quotes. 1-800-622-2832
PUNTA GORDA, Lakewood Vil-
lage 55+, 2/2/den/lanai.
Beautiful! Immediate Occupan-
cy. $89,900. 941-575-1540

Ready for Immediate
Occupancy
Over 10 homes available
in adult, resident owned
parks. Prices start at
$48,900. Call First Class
Homes for current
inventory & price list.
(941) 639-9497

SINGLES & DOUBLES -
14 models in stock or
special orders in 3 weeks.
Sample 2BR/1BA only
$29,900. Incl. Set-up,
A/C, skirting & steps.
First Class Homes.
(941) 639-9497

VENICE, 2br, Ig kitch, Ig scrnd
porch, 2-car carport, new flr
covering, new paint, partly
furn $14,900 (941)488-8866
or cell (941)-735-0790
VENICE Bay Indies 55+,
Fully furn. 2/2/CP, lanai
Nicely updated, all amen.
$18,500. 941-480-9070
VENICE RANCH
24X32, 2BR/2BA. Asking
$27,000. Furnished. ,
24x54, 2BR/2BA. Asking
$40,000. Semi Furnished.
Others to choose from! 55+
Community, No pets. Season-
al Rental Available. Call Dick
or Steve (941-488-5672
Xtra Clean lbr/lba,.Part. fur-
nished. Nice park, Engl. area.
close to shopping. Annual
$650/mo 941-6620015

1 't; 1110 OUT OF" I '
AREA HOMES



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Log cabin, $89,900 easy to
finish shell on secluded site. 1-
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NEW 3/2, carport, manufac-
tred home on own lot, near
75. $119,00 or lease option
(941-697-2129
NORTH PORT Lakeside Plan-
tation, 3+den/2/2, pool, lake-
front, Club House, Annual
$2,500/mo. Owner/Agent
(941)735-0035.
N.P ESTATES Large 3/2/2 w/
fam. room east of 1-75. 6244
Bluery Ave. Omwerwil finance
w/lease option. $1595 + low
down. Pets welcome! Call
Karen (941)-224-8664
Port Charlotte- Good area! 2
or 3 Bd, 2 Bath, 1285 s/f.
Excellent Condition! Call for
details. (941)-286-8050

1210 HOMES FOR RENT

ENGLEWOOD Gulf Cove
waterfront. Dock and
Davitts. 3 Bedroom, 2
bath Pool Home. Excellent
cond. $1500/ mo Avail-
able now. TERRY LONG
941-475-1311
RE/MAX Bayside

a.RENTALS
Annual & Seasonal
3/2/2 or 2/2/1
941-743-4831
866-519-3500




.2 Bedroom 1.5 bath house i1
family area. Available mid
January 2006. $875 mo. Call
or Email 203-378-8993OR
kiddos@optonline.net
MUST PASS A CREDIT CHECK

2/1 IN NORTH PORT, Includes
lawn care..Available.now. Pets
OK. $800mo. (9411-575-
6482
2/1 updated in the Heart of
Old Englewood, 392 W.
Wentworth, $875 + security
(941)474-7697
PC 2bd/lba, lanai, Avail, Jan
1st, $825 ist/last/sec, year
lease. Call Vin (941) 627-
1899 or (941) 276-2779
2BR/1BA, $850/MO. Engle.,
1st/ Last & deposit. Also,
sleeping room for rent.
$375/mo. (941)-2234438
2BR/2BA, newly remodeled,
convenient Pt. Charlotte loca-
tion. $1000/ mo. 1st, last &
sec. (941-625-0044
3 2 2 Complelly rebuilt, newv
pool, spacious. Ezc location.
$1400. per mo 941-624-
4844 or 941-661-2773
315 Treasure Rd. 2/2/1
Surfside Realty Inc.
941-473-4050
www.surfsiderealty.net

3546 Oasis, N.P. 3/2,
$995
2623 Ashland, NP, 3/2/2
$1095
3732 Easy St., PC
3/2 $1050

All New tile throughout.
Refurbished interior. Pet
welcome, with deposit.
Call 941-628-4494
3BR/2BA/2 CAR GARAGE
BRAND NEW LARGE HOME
in North Port. Lease opt.
to purchase.
Flexible rent & terms.
488-8143, Owner/broker
A beachfront ground level
2/2, Manasota Key, fabulous,
rooftop deck, $2500/mo
941474-6633


NP 2111 c sac, new itchen,,,,,,,....775
PC 2/2/1 lanai, FWF, Oak Hollow, tile,. 850
VE 2121 lanai, shed...................... 925
C 3/212 lanai,lenced yd., gleal room... 925
PC 22rport, den FWl/dock, sm pet.. 950
NP 3/2 one old, going area..... 950
NP 3/2/2 open plan, lanai, inside lIldry, 050
EN 3/2/2 braId ew, laai, E. Engle,.,, 11
NP 3/22 brand ne, cily watlrcable.,, 110
PC 3/22 almosl new, fam m, alll ile.., 1100
DC 3/213 Brand new, large garage...... 1175
PC 3/212, SWF, pool with se6ic........ 1200
NP 31212 large, 1 yr, old, inside land.. 1200
SGC 2/2 ew, wale iew, 1800 LA.., 1200
PC 3/22 pool w/sem,fm inm, Sec15.. 1300
DC 3/2 den, lam rm, lanai, old... 1300
CALL IEAIL FOR LIST OF ALL RENALS'
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REMAX GULF COAST REALTY
941-697-2521 OR 416-7866


2/1 H.H. Duplex $750
2/1/1 PC, Comm. Pool $750
2/1/CP PC $750
2/2/1 PC $800
2/2/1 PC, Comm. Pool $800
2/2/1 PC $850
2/1/1 North Port $850
2/2 PC Condo $850
3/2/Deep Creek, Comm.
Pool $900
3/1/CP PG lawn care incl.
$900
3/2/2 North Port $950
3/2/1 PG $950
3/1.5 PC $950
3/2/2 Deep Creek $1,000
3/2/2 NP $1,100
3/2/2 PC $1,100
3/2/2 North Port Comm. Pool
$1,200
3/2/2 Pool, PC $1,200
3/3/2 on water PC $1,200
3/2/2 Pool, Sailboat Canal
PC $1,300 '
4/2.5/2 PC $1,400


1210 HOMES FOR RENT 1210 HOMES FOR RENT 1210 HOMES FOR RENT 1210 HOMES FOR RENT


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PORT CHARLOTTE
2/2 condo..............$675
2/1 $700
2/2 updtd. kit & floor.$800
3/2/2 pool, SWF.....$1450
DEEP CREEK
3/2/2 pool, tile.......$1400
3/2/2 F.R., pool......$1400
EGl
2/2 Condo just built.$1050
NORTH PORT
3/2/2....................$1050
3/2/2 Family Rm.....$1150
3/2/2 Fam. Rm.......$1195
4/2/2 Den, just built$1300
3/2/2 Pool..............$1400
3/2/2, pool, gated commu-
nity,pool & lawn incl.$1600
ENGLEWOOD
2/2 $700
2/2/1 No Pets..........$800
3/2/1, canal.............$995
SEASONAL
2/2 Oaks IV, 3 month
minimum.................$1300
2/2/2.....................$1800

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Brand new 3/2/2 homes for
rent in North Port starting at
$1,100/mo. aAction
Prop Mgt-Lic RE Agent.
866-220-1146 or 3869318305
BURNT STORE ISLES
3/2/2 on 16th hole, new tile, Landlords!
granite counters & appli- Tired of Late Rent?
ances. W/Dryer, Lg. lanai, 6 I will solve your
person spa. Avail Jan. 1st, tenant problems.
$1200 mo. 941-629-5184 Limited availability.
Call Malendaz
Burnt Store Meadows, 3/2/2, (941)-628-1599
unfurnished. Beautiful area. dontpay7percent.com
available now. Excellent condi-
tion. (941-204-2141 Light, bright. & open 3/2/2.


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941-624-0500
PORT CHARLOTTE: Newly ren-
ovated, 1/1 fully furnished
and 2/1 partly furnished. 20
minutes to the beach. Non
smoking. Annual or Seasonal
More info. Call 941-766-9549
or 941-2764950
P.C. $995/MO.
3BR/2BA LARGE YARD
3284 Port Charlotte Blvd.
Pelican Property Mgmt., Inc
Lic Broker (941) 232-8223
P.C.: Sailboat waterfront,
3/2/2, in beautiful Col-
longswood Pointe. Rent neg.
941-255-1599.
P.G., 2/1/1, Large.yard, nice
porch. Recently renovated!
$950/mo., 1st, Last & Sec.
(941)-204-1015
P.G. Historic Dist.- Walk to
park/harbor, Quaint 2/1/CP,
corner lot. $975. mo. NS
small pet OK (941)-575-0481
P.G.I., 3/2/2 Sailboat Canal
Home. Clean, modern, pool,
dock & lift. Unfurn. Lease.
$1950. mo. 508-990-1563
PC 3/2/2 Pool, lots of
tile, 1900sq, ft, $1200
mo. 1st last & Sec.
941-626-9856
PC 3/2/CP on canal. Central
AC, carpet. Avail. Now. Credit
check. req. $895 mo. (443)
286-0501
PC Beautiful 3/2/2
w/pool, avail, Feb 1st.
$1400. Call for move in
special. 941-628-5863
PC CLEAN, FURNISHED,


Cape o 3 close to 1-75, school & shop z/l, ana, Cur, iC, RKe. St &
Capeool, acuzzi & fire place No ping. New ceramic tile security. $850/mo. 941-743-
pool, jacuzzi & fire place No
bridge. Gulf Access w/deep throughout, $1,200 mo, 1st., 0666
water dock. HarborsideRea last + sec. (239)-5404745 PC, Murdock area, 2/2/cp w/
Eastate 941-697-7077 Lic N. P. New, 3/2/2, pool, lanai & large yard. Convenient
RE Broker furn., W/D, appliances. ot shopping, restaurants &
Charlotte Harbor 2/1 family Option to buy. $1500/mo schools. $875 mo. 1st, last &
Charlotte Harbor 2/1 + family pt 95 sec. 941- 456-6052.
room. 1100 SF on canal. W/D (941)-429-1264 sec. 941-456-6052.
New interior. $900/mo. 1st, N. Port 3/2/2 PC Saltwater view, 2-3 Bdrm.
last & sec. 941- 916-1024. Beautiful, almost new, garage, Ig. lanai, Gulf access,
CHARLOTTE HARBOR 2/1 goodoc. $1,150/mo CHA. 900/mo.417406431st. Last&
Furn. Annual/Seasonal. New (941)-426-1849 SP, 93/2/1, p
carpet & tile. NP NS $750. N. PORT 3BR/2BA/2CG + PC, 3/2/1, pool, sailboat
carpetle.N. PORT 3BR/2A/2CG + $1,150/mo. Avail 1/1, Annu-
mo.+ elect. (941)-639-3268 Den, built 04', City water, tile al. 1st., last + security, (941-
Deep C k P. harupgrades. N/S, N/P. $1195/ 380-9212
Deep Creek Pt. Char., mo. lst/sec. (603)-759-9000
Home NEW 2005 3 or PC. 2/1 Clean Avail. 01/01.
4bd/2/2, Lanai. $1295. N. PORT- 3/2/2 home remodeled, CHA, d/w, w/d,
/mo. Call 941-875-2418 over 1200sf of liv space, Pets poss. $875/mo. 1st, last
DEEF CREEK. 3.2 ., Beau- quiet area. $1175/mo.+ & sec. 941-6614688
-sec.Nopets. 941-426-2969
lul, .neaer 1600 ~i. n hrus,. FG 3 21, saltwater cana,
on cul-.ra-sac...-Stove, i ng N.P., brand 'nw'" house updated, tiled,-close td'ever
lanai. 288Fortaleza. $11951 4/2/2, 2200SF under air, thing. Sm. pet ok. Avail.
year lease. 800-7474283 near schools, shopping, immediately. $1100/mo.
1-75, Rt.41. 1/L/sec (941)955-7417.
DEEP CREEK, 3/2/2, Beauti- $1350/mo. 941-426-6217
ful, newer 1600 sq. ft. house, or 347-721-2958. PG/BSI DOCK ON CANAL
on cul-de-sac. Stove, frig, 3/2/2, unfurnished, pool, No
lanai. 288 Fortaleza. $1195 1 smoke No pets. $1300/mo
year lease. 800-7474283 1st last & sec. (978)352-
N.Port., 1 MONTH FREE! 6060
E. ENGL 2/2/1, very clean, Nearly new, from 1,200 -
all tile, W/D, lanai, private, 1,800 sq. ft., 3/2/2's w/scr. PGI, 3/2/2, power boat lot
fenced yard. $1100. Pets lanai, w/d, pets okay. From 150' seawall, lift, dock, hot
ok. (941)-740-0761 $1,049 (941) 457-0727 Gulf tub, fully furnished
Efficiencies & 1 Bedroom Coast Waterfront Realty $2,000/mo. Avail now, mo. to
unmo. or annual, No smoke, no
furnished. $175 & up. NO CREDIT CHECK! pets. (305)-766-9800
Triangle Motel "
639-8356 2/1 1500 sq. ft. PORT CHARLOTTE- View of
2/1 1050 sq. ft. the Harbor! 3/2 sailboat dock
Engl canal front, 2,000sf (786) 546-1633 & pool. Great area. Avail now.
2BR/3BA/2CG, VP2111@AOL.COM. $1600. mo. (941)-575-6482
Avail now Seasonal or Annual
Ist/L/Sec. (941)-918-0872 NO PORT- $1250/MO Port Charlotte 2/2 on salt-
LARGE 3BR/2BA/2CG water w/dock. Close to all.
Engl. 1 yr. old 4/2/2, S. Gulf 5170 Wilton Terr Imm. Occ. Move in for New Years.
Cove,, pool, many upgrades, Pelican Property Mgmt. Inc Bedford Dr. $900/ mo.
NS/NP. $1775 incl pool & In Lic. Broker 941-232-8223 (619)979-0463 Lv. msg.
svc Linda (908)-399-3731
ENGL. 2 or 3/1, unfurn. 12. jOl~sI .e ld PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2/1
ms., W & ; nice area I ,2ir ~ l newly remodeled, harbor
rms., W & D; nice area i pln ia. .ir.sS d, access, water & elec. incl.
OLDE Engl. west of 776. A Y Pr- ', r S1500 mo. (941)-639-6147
$1000/mo. 941-475-7409 W/D,- wWtye .i'imaw
wli/dows l ...48c yy PORT CHARLOTTE, 3/2/2 on
ENGLEWOOD 2BR/2BA/1CG *, sailboat canal, screened lanai.
New updates, 2 FL rooms on -' Fully turn. Great area! $1550.
1/2 acre.,Close to everything. 1,35 "' 2 mo Annual. (239)-821-4750
$975/mo 941-460-9403 or 94i l 4 Port Charlotte beautiful 3/2
Englewood 3Br/2Ba House, North Port New Homes w/ pool & dock on canal, near
Irg garage, partially furnished 3/2/2 Imm. Occ- from Murdock. $1430/mo. neg.
$1150 annual or $1850. sea- $1195. 3 To Choose. 615-308-5099.
sonal 941468-7777 Call for Details Port Charlotte FURNISHED
Englewood, 2/2 on canal, Pelican Property Mgmt., 2/2/2 waterfront, htd. pool
min. by boat to bay & beach. Inc IUc Broker 941232-8223 3/2/2 near Midway Blvd.
$1100. mo. Ann. or $2700. NORTH PORT, 3/2/2, lanai, 941-637-6797 Rent-A-Home
mo. Seasonal. 239-398-8022 new, spacious, beautiful loca- PT. CHAR- Small but cozy
Englewood Area tion, Mins from 175. 2BR/1BA, A/C, $825/mo +
RENTALS '. $1,195/mo. (941)-240-5555 dep. 1-941-789-3776 or
West Coast Property Mgt NORTH PORT, 3/2/carport, 1-941-809-3480
473-0718 or 877-468-0667 1,200sf $950/mo. PT. CHAR., 3/2, new kitchen,
ENGLEWOOD, NICE Ig 3/2 1st/st/ Security. $1175. mo. Rent w/ discount
home, close to the bch, comm (941-628-6226 or lease option available.
(9411-875-4120
boat ramp, easy gulf access, North Port, Brand new
$1200/mo. (941)441-5210 3/2/2, all appliances, nice PT. CHAR.: 3/2/2, IMMACU-
area, 1,900sf, $1100/mo LATE, $1000/month/ securi-
ERA Randol Realty, Inc. 941-204-5555. ty. Call 941-628-9030
(941)-6254193 or Pt. Charlotte 3/2/2 w/ comm
(941661-0977 PORT Brand New Walk- pool Sm. pet ok, Avail Now
Unfurnished Homes: erHomes 3/2/2. Alapp- 13th Month free Harborside
3/2 n Port Ch ances, scr lanai 4045 Real Eastate 941-697-7077
3/2/2 in Port Charlotte...... in (cily Lic RE Broker
1$950. per mo. B damLane (dly Lic RE Broker
y$950. per mo.
2/2 Condo in 55+............. walr) 4436 AdoM a Ave. Pt. charlotte Easy St. Need
$600. mo. both of San MateoD) room-mate to share home with
SA$1,150/no. (941st&c7- 2 guys. Util. Incl. $90/wk.
Great non-smoking, 3/2/2's dep. Annlease(941)-927- Tim 941-488-9878
Rotonda West, some pets ok, 9176 or (941)-724-4045 PUNTA G
W/D, $1,150 or $1,250 PUNTAGORDA HOMES
w/pool. Avail. now. (2061-604- NORTH PORT 2/2/2 (PGI), pool, Ig garage,
4099 or (206) 396-1369 LAKEFRONT 3BR/2BA. off Magdalina. Available now.
$1100/MO + SEC. 941-637-6797 Rent-A-Home
.. (941-423-7807 Punta Gorda Sail Boat
eU_ / North Port 3/2/2's Water. 2330 Via Veneto -
Price ran e from $1495 Mo. 2 BR/2 Bath
$1,200-$1,400, 2CG. Pool Seawall, Dock
1st, Last & Security & lift. Pelican Property
Cal 941-223-7801 Mgmt., Inc Lic Broker
o woru CY 91 (941) 232-8223
i__ i AFFORDABLE Waterfront Punta Gorda -NEW HOME
rental, gulf access, Seasonal 3/2/2, den, office or 4th
or annual. Call NOW FOR bdrm, Burnt Store Village.
SuM DETAILS (941)426-2051 25308 Isles Dr. $1395/mo
S Classified Sal Pelican Property Mgmt.,
A 04-h. Classified = SalesI Inc ULic Brkr 941232-8223
ix_ r of ft m~lSm Hu Noesam 'jI


Punta Gorda, 4/1. 1,500 sq.
ft. Avail. 1/1. $1,500/mo
includes heat, air, laundry &
cable. 1st. & last. Small pet
okay. Jim (941) 585-9563
PUNTA GORDA: Gulf Access,
boat house, lift, furnished
3/2/CP. Pets OK. $1500/mo.
239-297-6628
RENT TO OWN !!!
2BR/2BA pool home, 3383
Harbor Blvd., great terms,
Call for information
(866)420-8804
Rent to own, Port Charlotte,
3/2/1 saltwater canal, boat
lift, hot tub, fenced. $995/
mo. 740-1435.


Bimini Bay, 2/2
first fir condo, $725

5136 Chaves Circle
2/2/1, lakeview $850
lawn srv incl.

23225 MacLellan Ave
3/2/2 w/over 1700 sq ft
$1350, lawn srv incl.

Professional Realty
(941) 743-3636
YourFloridaHome.com


RIVERWOOD
8 Furnished Homes, Annual
or Seasonal (941)-629-
3337 or (313)-600-5238
Swww.mbgvacationproperties.com

RIVERVIEW CANAL HOME,
furnished, completely updat-
ed, and beautiful. $450 per
week. 941-815-7111
ROTONDA WEST 3/2/W
GARAGE. Pool. Call for info
Harborside Real Estate
941-697-7077 Lic RE Broker
S VENICE BEACH, fully furn,
enclosed pool,. 2/2, beautiful-
ly 'decorated, beach access.
N/S. $1395/mo. or short-
term negot. (941)492-9288

I SHAYMAN
B MANAGEMENT
* SERVICES

2004 Readers Choice
AwardWinner
Award winning Professional
Management Company
Serving the Areas of N. Port,
Pt. Charlotte & Punta Gorda
for over 15 years. For a list of
Annual & Seasonal Rentals
call (941) 764-7777, (800)
283-0431 or visit us at:
www.Shaymanmanagement corn
S. Venice 2/2/2, unfurn.,
tiled & windowed lanai, W/D,
5 yrs. old, minus 1/2 to ferry
N/S. No pets. Available now.
$1,100/mo. 1-st/L/Security
(941)-493-4692.
S. Venice 3BR/2BA story
on lake w/pool & garage.
Aiailabl 3Jianuary.'4712
Marlin Rd., 1S.150/mo.
Call (866)420-8804
S.VENICE 2/2/1. Lanai,
fenced yard. All
appliances,tile floors.' Family
n'hood. $900 mo. Annual.
lst/last/sec. 973-964-3672
South Venice 2/2/1
w/Den. Updated w/fenced
backyard. 220 Plantation
Rd $1200m. Also 2/2/1
carport 630 E.Seminole
Dr. $1050/mo.
Only 1st & Sec needed.
301-395-5592
Thomas Ryan
Real Estate Mgmt.
941- 205-2140


PC 2/2 2nd Fir condo $675
PC 3/2/1 new carpet $850
PG 2/2 sailbt condo $1000
PG 3/2/2 fenced yard $1000
PC 3/2/1 Comm. Pool $1000
NP 2/1.5 pool w/serv $1050
PC 3/2 remodeled $1050
NP 3/2/2 Built 2004 $1200
PC 3/2/2 pool w/serv $1300
PC 3/2 Seasonal $1300
PG 2/2 ssnl condo $1400



LOOKING FOR THE
PERFECT RENTAL?
Call Nancy Marshall
(941)726-1655
NP 2/2.5/1 Townhouse
$1,200/Annual
PG 2/2 Waterfront
$1,200/Annual
PC347-00

VENICE GARDENS 2/2/1
yearly, W/D, Ist/st/sec.
No pets. N/S. $1000/mo.
(941-493-7675

cConnick
L RCalty

VENICE ISLAND. Seasonsal
rentals available for 2006.
Prices range from $2200 -
$3800. (941-485-7127

VENICE: 1BR-2BR/1BA, tile
floors, 7 acre lot, $850/mo.
Call (941)-408-1984

VENICE: FURN HOUSE on 5
Acres, 3BR/2BA, E. Venice
Ave. Annual lease.
$1100/mo. Available in Jan.
Call 317-696-6234.









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Single Family Homes
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Punta Gorda/Port
Charlotte/North Port

LIESA PAYNE Phone:
800-268-5170 or 941-
613-3063:

30 Langsner. Engle-
wood 3/1/ duplex. New
carpet and paint. Very
nice condition. Close to
downtown, shopping, and
the Dearborn art district.
One & ? miles to beach.
Pet negotiable. $825.

18552 Grand Ave.. Port
Charlotte Large 3/2/2
split plan on quiet street
with nice lanai. $900.

19910 Midway. Port
Charlotte 3/2/2 SFH
with granite counter tops.
All new appliances, includ-
ing A/C. Large home set
back on street in nice area.
Pet negotiable $1,200.


CINDY STRUTHERS -
Phone: 800-301-7389
or 941-613-3012:

17107 Edeewater
Drive, Port Charlotte -
3/2/2 pool home with spa
and dock. 15, minutes to
harbor. Some view! Six
month rental OK. Available
thru 11/06. $1,500

18109 O'Hara. Port
Charlotte Large 3/2/2
SFH on canal with pool.
$1,500


CHRISTINE VEITENGRUBER
- Phone: 800-571-9890
or 941-613-3068:

2747 Suncoast Lakes
Blvd.. Port Charlotte -
2/2/2 plus den. Brand'
new SFH in new complex.
Community pool. Pet
negotiable. 1500 sq. ft.
$1,200.

1931 West Marion.
Punta Gorda 3/2/2 SFH
on power boat canal with
pool and dock. Lawn and
pool care included.
$1,200.

25516 Heritage Lakes
Park Blvd.. Unit #9.
Punta Gorda 2 2
brand new ila. "12?'4 'o
ft. Rea.d, immidT~,.jr,

Hamrnmc.c i rcle-; imlnl
#102, Pub Gurd-J ~i
brand new condo at Her-
itage Lake Park, Deep
Creek. Carport. Ready'
immediately. $950.


LORRAINE MATTHEWS -
Phone: 866-649-9525
or 941-429-4626:

1428 Eppinger, Port
Charlotte 3/ 2?/2 SFH
with heated pool. On
canal. Minutes to Myakka.
Dock. Peaceful and pri-
vate. $1,500.

5387 Delight Ave..
North Port 3/2/2 SFH.
Brand new. Features great
room with vaulted ceilings,
beautiful white kitchen and
much more. $1,200.

7820 Minardi. North


1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT


Pr Olangqeoo 212; sI I110oo0............. /z
PC Oaks IV, 22, lanai, 2d. loor....,,,,,750
PC Oaks IV, 32, lanai, 1st. FI...............$800
DC San Cristobal 22, lanai......,........ $800
DC Heritage lakes 2/2 lakelronlt ew.....$90
VE Mission Trail 2/2carporl, lake.......$900
PC Hieitage Lakes 2/2, carport, new.,..$900
PGI Whe Ibis Cl., 1ym Te. 2/ldock..$00
PC Heitage Oaks 22, gaag, lake,.....$95
VE I8he V6nian 3/2/1, brand lnew,,,,,,.l$t00
LS KingswayCir, Lk Suzy, 12/2...........$1200
CALUEMAIL FOR LIST OF ALL RENTALS
SHORTTERM FURNISHED UNITS AVAIL,

Bimini Bay Club 2/2 Refur-
bished, Newly Furnished, New
Appliances, Ground Floor Cor-
ner Condo. Ist/Last, & Secu-
rity. References, Short Term
Avail. $1,400 Utilities Inc.
(941)613-2919 LM.

CONDO FOR RENT
PROMENADES EAST
2 Bedroom 2 Bath
Washer/Dryer
Covered Parking
Heated Pool & Spa
N/S, No Pets
Annual
941 457-4050
DEEP CREEK LARGE LAKE-
FRONT 3/2/1.5, cath. ceil-
ings, tile firs., lanai + patio,
1st., last + sec, $1095/mo,
Annual, Pets negotiable.
(941)-743-0386 or (941) 661-
4539. Also 2/2 $895/mo.
DEEP CREEK 2/2, cath.
ceil., tile floors, all apple, 1st.,
last + sec., Annl. $855. (941)
743-0386 (941) 661-4539
Deep Creek on Golf course!
1/1.5 spacious luxury condo,
wet bar, carport, 18" tile
$730.00 628-8570
Deep Creek on Golf course!
2/2 all new luxury 2 balconies,
carport, no pets $850.00
(941) 628-8570
El Jobean, 2/1, villa, screened
porch, quiet cul-de-sac,
$750/mo. 1st., last & no
pets, (941)624-6063 leave.
message.
.EMERALD POINTE, P.G.
Condo, furn, 2BR /2BA /CP,
on canal, ann/seasonal. Agent
C. Constans (239) 850-1330.
EMERALD POINTE, PG.,comp.
furn. 2/1, tennis, pools, gated
comm., no pets. Annual or
Seasonal (941)-639-3499.
Emerald Pt. 2/2, cov. park,
all ammen. incls. boat slip N/P
N/S $1100 mo. 941-625-
6378 or 941-743-5938
HERITAGE OAK PARK vli.a ,n
'., ,-,T ,nJ r, I unt
Clubhouse, pool many amen-
ties. NS/NP. $1250/annual.
(941-766-0027
Lakeview Villa, Updated 2
bedroom, 2 bath, 1st floor
furnished. No pets. $950.
month. Annual rental. 1st,
last, Sec. $100.
application fee.
Call Kathy Delorenze
(941) 627-8073 to view.
RE/MAX Palm Realty
N. PORT, BRAND NEW!
COLONY OF SABLE
TRACE: 2/2 w/ DEN.
INCLUDES GARAGE.
N/S, N/P. (813)-267-9511
P.C. Condo 2BR/2BA
Imm. Occupancy.
19505 Quesada Unit AA201
Pelican Property Mgmt. Inc
Lic. Broker 941-232-8223


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rort- o//L nearly new P.C. Oak Forest 2/2, unfur-
SFH. All appliances. nished, very nice, 55+. N/S
Screened lanai. Pet nego- N/P, $750/mo. + sec. dep.
able $1,000. Bob Gray Sun Realty
941-456-0053
Sandpiper Key Condo- P.G. Beautiful Emerald Pointe,
miniums. Englewood -2 2/2 end unit overlooking boat
& 3 bedroom furnished basin. Safe gate guarded
condos & villas available comm., pool & tennis court.
off-season from $1,500. Newly painted & carpeted.
Call Diane Pfaehler: Furnished. Avail. January or
800-475-3108, March/April 941-575-6305
FOR SEASONAL PC Heritage Oaks Villa, 2/2/2
RENTALS SEE OUR Available early December. Fur-
WEBSITE AT: nished. $1500 seasonal.
www.sunstarrentals.com w/6mo lease., or $1350
annual. 941-268-1335.
PEACE RIVER, 2/1, In-law
1240 CONDOSNILLAS suite'with bath, fl. rm, pri-
1240 CONDOSILLA vate boat ramp, garage.
FOR RENT $1195/mo.239-398-5395

2/2 condo 1st. floor 55+ fully PG; 2/2/CP, All remodeled, +
furnished. Annual or Seasonal. new appl, $850 unfurn. $950
No pets, No smoke. Avail now fully furn. 1st, last sec. water
1st., last + sec. (941-743- incl. N/P. 941-766-1028.
8283 or (305)-304-8482 PGI 2/2, 1400 SF, dock, 7
2/2 P.G. O stflr min. to harbor. Beautiful new
2/2 P.G.I. CONDO, 1st floor interior, granite, tile. NP/NS.
unit, 1400 sf, new inside & $1150 ann. (941) 441-8842
out! Pool, dock. Annual,
$1200. mo. (941)-628-6251 PGI 2/2/2 furn. Condo,
canal front, sailboat acc. No
2BR/2BA, all appl. W/D. pets no smokers, annual or
Pool, furn or unfurn. seasonal. (734) 383-0991.
Quiet Modem Bimini Bay.
(941)-629-7709 PGI Condo, WF, unfurn, 2/2
tile floors, W/D, pool, dock,
3/2/2 Pool 1950 Oregon Tr. cov. parking, $990/mo. (941)
Surfside Realty Inc. 637-7808, (941) 626-7302.
941-473-4050
www.surfsiderealty.net PGI with big harbor view within
walking distance to Fisher-
men's Village. ALSO 3/2/1
PGI new condos w/ dock, pool
Ii sa & spa. Annual or Seasonal.
com e Anchor Realty Group
800-898-7353
PGI, waterfront, 2br/2ba, htd
pool, 1st fir. Annual $1,000/
CALL SUNLINE: mo.+Sec. Seasonal $2,000
/mro. 3mo min. (941)486-1625
141) 624 56 or PORT CHARLOTTE
41) 3483014848 Sunshine Villas, 1/1
941) 4 4848 $700/mo + security.
_Call 1941)-697-5015


1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT


PUNTA GORDA Waterfront
Condo, 1,400sf unit, newly
rentovated, ready to move
in. Pool, clubhouse, boat
dock avail. Annual
$1.200/mo. 941-426-7330



RENTALS
1/1 CONDO.. $650/MO

3/2 LAKEFRONT
CONDO......... $925/MO

2/2 VILLA... $1200/MO

"FREE MONTHS RENT"
2/2 DEN STUNNING 1st
FL END UNIT @ LAKES
EDGE............. $795/MO

2/2? TOWNHOUSE
.................... $950/MO

BRAND NEW CONDO'S
AVAILABLE IN FORT
MYERS AREA
.................. $1090/MO
WWW.ALLFLORIDAREALTY.COM


ALL FLORIDA REALTY
SERVICES, INC.
941-629-1121

Rentals Available
$650/mo long term
$1200/mo seasonal
Call (941) 815-2502
ROTONDA RIVER HOUSE -
1/1 Totally redecorated!
EVERYTHING IS NEW!
Fully furnished w/ all amenti-
ties. On Canal. N/P, N/S.
Seasonal or Annual.
(941)-474-4999
ROTONDA RIVER HOUSE
Available NOW. Rare, large
2/2! Fully furnished. N/P,
N/S. (941)-474-4999
SUNSHINE VILLAS, Furn. 1/1,
N/S & N/P 1st, last & sec.
$750/mo + electric. Leave
message. (9411-629-6663
VENICE, Capris Isles, 2br/
2ba, 2nd fir, htd pool. Annual
$900/mo.+Sec. Seas $1800
/mo.3momin. (941486-1625
Villa for rent in
Deep Creek,
2BR/2BA/2CG,
Avail. now. No pets.
Call (941)-766-8200
or cell 204-1304.

1300 DUPLEXES
FOR RENT

P.C. (3)- 2/1's with brand new
interior, tile, carpet, central
a/c, water & sewer included,
1st. & last, $725/mo., 1st.,
last + sec., no pets. Wilson
F-t jlt. r3.1ti'?4-_i .66:4
AVAILABLE-'JAN. '1 ,l /-1/GP,
.new apple, tile,.floors.;$650.
mo. 1st, Last, $600. Sec.
Whitman.Ave. Harbor Heights
(863)-244-3282 NO PETS
ENGLEWOOD, 1 BR, 1914
Massachusetts Ave. Private
sailboat dock, intercoastal,
lanai, gar, W/D. No pets. $950/
mo. 1 yr. lease (845)-255-1111
or (845)594-2418
WEST ENGL- 1/1 + fl room,
laundry, new carpets. NS/NP,
1st, last, sec. $700/mo.
Available now! (941)-321-9066
ENGLEWOOD 3br/lba, close
to Venice, beaches, new flrg.
Pets OK. Sec. & 1-yr lease.
$800/mo Lisa (9411613-3063
ENGLEWOOD, new 2/2/1 +
lanai, ofc/comp rm, close to
beach & shopping, lawn svc,
N/S, N/P. lst/lst/$500 sec.
$950/mo. (941)4746141
North Port 2br duplex
Remodeled Only $825/mo
Pelican Property Mgmt. Inc
Lic. Broker 941-232-8223
North Port 3BR/1BA/1CG
central A/C, new paint &
carpet. Available now
8503 Dorothy Ave.
Ist/L/Sec + Background
check. No pets.
$795/mo. (941)-743-7485
North Port 4br Warm
Mineral Springs. Canal
$1295/mo Fenced yard
Pelican Property Mgmt. Inc
Lic. Broker 941-232-8223
North Pt. Charlotte -
Immaculate 2BR/1BA with
tile thruout, central A/C.&
laundry room.
1sast/Security. $725/
mo. Great location-
354 Camillia Ln.
Call (941)-468-1656
Pt. Charlotte 2/1
Quiet & clean. 1 min. to
Bus 41. $700/mo.
1st/Last/Security
(941)-423-2856 or
(941)-716-2177
ROTONDA Spacious 2/2 cha,
W/D hook-up. $700/mo + sec.
Lawncare incl. No pets. Non-
smkr (941)-924-7237
VENICE ISLAND remodeled
2/2, beach access.
Brett Stephens, Re/Max
Properties, (9411-321-6876

1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT
(2) ENGLEWOOD AREA


efficiencies. Avail immed.
Call Mike (941)-302-0050
2/1 in SCARECROW FARMS,
(off 41 in Punta Gorda). New
appliances. $800. mo. Utili-
ties incl. (239)-247-1566
42 Boundary Bvd. 2/1
140 Boundary Blvd. 2/1
197 Boundary Blvd. 2/2, Pool
Surfside Realty Inc.
941-473-4050
www.surfsiderealty.net


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P.C. ROOM TO RENT LAST MINUTE CANCELLA- VENICE-LARGE TURNKEY 941-456-1626
Single/Couples Fine TION Ground Level, 2BR/2BA lbr condo on 2nd floor. Desoto County 5 acre Wood-
(941)-228-3677 Condo, Bahia Vista- Gulf side, Great location. Available ed & cleared, creek, pond,
(941)-504-5468 Open Jan. 1st Mar. 31st, Now-April 941-650-6689 barns & fenced. 3285 sq. ft.,
$3,000/mo. Contact Owner House under construction. 1
PG Clean, furn., New 24 hour directly Jami Dobson Toll Free 1500 LOTS & ACREAGE Bedroom Cabin. $795,000
Mgmt., cable, phone, until. incl. 888-888-1270. (941)628-1269
125 wk. No Pets941 Last Minute Cancellations! 11 lots for sale from Deep Creek Back on Market!
6391089 or 239-229-5228 Condos & Homes avail. 42,000 to $69.000. well-proportioned, oversized
Room for rent, full house Starting at $1650 No flood zone, great loca- on cul-de-sac $77,000
privileges, off Venice Avenue. Professional Realty tions. Charity Cain Kelly Add'l Info @ KRolland.com
Call (941)480-1136 (941) 743-3636 941-716-0685 941- 628-8816
leave message. YourFloridaHome.com Gasparilla Properties Prudential Village Realty


1500 LOTS & ACREAGE

Deep Creek ready to build
$89,000.
Rotonda building lot $94,900
Bill Brignul, ReMax Palm
941-276-6671.


DOUBLE YOUR
INVESTMENT
IN ONE YEAR!

1,744 BUILDER'S
LOTS IN FAST
GROWING DEED
RESTRICTED GOLF
COURSE COMMUNITY.


1320 APARTMENTS 1360 ROOMS 1390 VACATION/SEAS 1500 LOTS & ACREAGE
FOR RENT FOR RENT RENTALS
11 lots for sale from
C/H, spacious 1/1 w/ com- VENICE: Clean room in mobile MANASOTA KEY Avail. Jan- $42.000 to $69.000.
puter room, until. incl. $800. home, private bath, furnished. April. 0 Waterfront 2 homes No flood zone, great loca-
Lease. No pets/ no smoke. Female preferred. $375/mo. w/bch acc./dock. 0 1/1 Apt. tons. Charity Cain Kelly
1st, last, sec. 7434663. util. paid. (941)488-4614 w/ bch acc. (941)626-7158 941-716-0685
ENGL- Spacious 2/2 liv rm MANASOTA KEY BAYFRONT: Gasarilla Properties
eatn-kit, lanai, 120f. No 1370 RENTALSTO 3/3, Exceptional view; Dock 11.5 ACRES off of Environ-
pets. Util by tenant. $875. 1 SHARE w/16Klb boat lift, Beach mental Lab Road, De Soto
r set& sec. 941-697-9254 access, (941)474-8115 County, Over 300 ft. frontage
2/1, fully furnished, private MANASOTA KEY on Horse Creek. 35' x40' x16'
Englewood, 1 BR, 1916 Massa- court yard, $600/all incl. + GULFFRONT: Spacious 3/3 etal building, fenced & par-
chusetts Ave.- Private sailboat $200 security. No smoking, ULFFRONT: Spacious 3/3, tially cleared, many trails -
dock, intercoastal, lanai, nopets (94138-1663. Pool/Spa, (94174-8115 good building sites. Own a
garage, W/D. No pnets.$950/
garage, WDI yr. Nolease 845255- Lady will share home. Furn Manasota Key, newer, spa- piece of old Florida. $38,000.
mo. 1 yr. lease (845)-255-1111 Lady will share home. Furn. cious ground level 2/2 per acre. (941)-743-7535 or
or 845-594-2418 Utilities paid. Some work' cious ground level 2/2 per acre. (941R-743-7535 or
or845-594-2418 Utilities paid. Some work? nedil a (941)-268-7007
Rent negotiable. Close to home directly on private (941-268-7007
ENGLEWOOD 1/1 Near shopping, (94124-6735 beach/gulf. 570-943-2516 $175K 2.5 Ac. zoned
Merchants Crossing. Clean, MANASOTA KEY-STEPS res/bus Pine Villa Cir. hors-
rec. painted. $525/mo. NORTH PORT, Rental To TO THE BEACH 2/1 Apt. es paved private rd. sur-
No pets. (941R6854200 Share, 2BR/1.5BA, $300/wk; 1/1 Cottage, veyed. Michael 941-240-
psutilities. $300/wk; 1/1 Cottage, eyed. Michael 941-240-
$400/mo. plus utilities. $400/wk. (941)-716-3660 2518.
ENGLW. 1/1, downtown, ren- Call 941423-6648941716-30
ovated, beautiful yard, walk to pool home w/full MARDI GRAS, French Quarter, 178 Rotonda Blvd. North
everything. $700/mo +elect P G.- 3/2 Po er mue Feb. 24 March 3, sleeps 4, oversized in Rotonda
+$500 Sec. (941-4744452 house priv. Prefer mature kitchen, walk to parades & West. $124,900.
Female. No drugs, Smoking casino. $950. 9414639-1426
MANASOTA KEY, 2br/1 ba apt OK $600. mo. 941-505-7772 casino. $950. 941-6391426. Call (440)-829-7371
close to beach S1;00/mo. PROFESSIONAL or Retiree to EJ2 CANAL lots side by side on
2br/2ba house boat dock, share waterfront home. Full Battleship Ct. at end of cul-de-
(941625712 pets okay. house privileges. $130. per NEW AD LAST MINUTE sac off Theresa Blvd. PC.
(941)-625-7121. (94127-1233 CANCELLATION REDUCED $950 Each lot 100' deep x 160' on
MANOSOTA KEY, Studio on ROOMMATE WANTED female until Engl 2BR/1BA duplex canal. Call for more info
the beach w/ orch Annual prof or reirOOMMATE WANTED f/S. Must female fum. & carport, lanai, W/D, D/W, (9411-743-5802
only. $850. mo. utilities p rof o r retired, N/S. M bath & nr beach/shops 941474-3739
(941)-625-7121 kit priv in a 3/2 house NOKOMIS 1 bdrm Treehouse 2 Side $54,000 each.ove
NEW 1/1 in Port Charlotte $500/mo. Please'send bio Apt. Furn, cable, laundry. 2 Side by Side in Engle-
across from Cultural Center. with ref to 13624 Tamiami Tr. N/S. $1000/mnthi. 3 mnth wood Asking $54,000 ea.
Convenient location! $700. #189 North Port FL 34287 min. (941)4884339 No scrub J. Rotonda Over-
mo., 1st, last $ sec. (941- NO PORT New, 3BR/2BA sized Cul-de-sac w. water
626-1368 or (561-329-5111 1390VACATION/SEAS' Furnished. Nonsmokers, & sewer. $68k Teny Log
PG Historic Area, refurbished RENTALS no pets. $2500/mo. '941475-1311 RE/MXBayside
1/1 walk to amenities, block For details 941-493-0623 2.3 ACRES in P. G., Zoned
to harbor $650 mo.. 2/1 FULLY furnished $1200. P. C. Area 2b/2b Furnished, Residential off Hwy. 17 on
941-575-1348 per month water & elec. incl. Avail. For January. Utilities paved road. $160,000. (941)-
RAvail, immediately 629-4975. Incl. NP/NS 941-625-8147 628-0516 or (941)-628-2192
2/2 w/pool. N/P. $875/mo 2/1 PGI CONDO, Turnkey, PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2/CP. 2.5 Acre, on Swiss Blvd in P.
+ 1st, last & sec. (941)-809- ground floor., Furn., Dock & Very nicer' home. Fish from G. Ranchettes Close to
3508 pool, NS NP (941)-764- your backyard. Available Janu- Bermont Rd. Asking Price
R A- 2br/la, 1803 ary March. $1700. mo. Call $202,000. (9411-380-9212
ROTONDA- 2br/lba,
$725/mo. 1 mth security. 2/2 Condo, Punta Gorda Isles (941)-916-2229 22288 Niagara. Priced to sell.
Util. Pd. by tenant, on inlet, view of boats docks Pt. Char: $775/mo. Furn. Apt. Treed lot in desirable area.
941-697-9254 harbor, walk to Fisherman's 1/1, util. incl, walk to beach, $47,885. MLS 614122.
Village. Call 941-6284131 NP/NS. 2/1, furn. CHA, Christa Murch, CENTURY 21
2br/ba,lana, poolwalk to 3/2/2 Port Charlotte, pool, $1050/mo. 941-276-0136. Aztec & Assoc. 941- 235-
beach. N/P $725/mo. (941). furn N/P, N/S, Avail. now. PUNTA GORDA, 2/2, furnished 5609
493-6425 or (941)-266-2485 Security req. Call for MF home on 1/3 acre. No 3 acres in North Port
details. (941)-627-8622 park. Only 2 yrs old! $1500. Estates,with beautiful oak
Villas Del Sol A WATERFRNT SEASONAL mo. (941-639-7006 trees & privacy. Enjoy nature
Apartments HOME Charlotte Harbor w/ easy access to 175. Filled
Now renting newly remod- 3Br/3Bae & ready to build. Partially
eled, studios, 1 & 2 w/dock/pool/lanai/Jan & Feb cleared. $274,000 (941)-
eledREDUCED RATE PG OVER 426-8378 or 941-769-0010
bedrms., Ig. pool, rent 2,750/mo. 561-317-7936 LOOKING HARBOR Historic
starting at $495+. Close AVAIL. GULF BEACHFRONT Distric, large, 3/3.5, pool, 31 Lehigh Acre lots, must sell
to downtown Punta Gorda Venice Island Condo's Effs. gourmet kit, mo/wkly, 3 night as package, great locations!
& 1-75. (941-639-0663 & lbr. Turnkeyfurn., Pool, min., (941)575-4442 $39,900 each Call Hollie
Wk/Mo/Ann. 941-485-7967 drbarrvmary@comcast.net Dustin, HomeChoice Real
1330HOTEL L trudypage@hotmail.com S VENICE-2/2/2CG, Furn.Estate941-575-9775
DELIGHTFUL 2BR/2BA home. No pets/smoking. 34 Acres, close to Arcadia,
L SE, 1.5 a+, w Fully furnished S. Venice 1st, last, sec..$1800/mo. can be re-zoned to 4 or 6
HOTEL SITE, 1.5 acre+, within home. Avail March & April Refs: 941493-0849 units per acre. Working grove,
City limits, zoned by 50+ '06. $1800/mo. S VENICE- Small furnished $1.194M (941) 661-5316
units, 3000sf bdg included ays, 800-330-1320 efficiency, near Manasota 4 acres off Washington Loop.
$3M. Mary Beth Wilson alre- Eves, 800-940-5026 Beach. No smoking/no pets. 2 small pole buildings &
(941)484-6279 Seasonal Rentale Avail. in $800/mo. (941)493-0849 power pole at end of cul-de-
Bird BayVillage. 3 mos min- Seasonal Rentals Available sac. Scrub Jay area.
1340 MOBILE HOMES imum. One and two Bed- Single Months $45,000/acre.941-815-8633
FOR RENT rooms.Unitsfrom$1,800to North Port Pool Home 4 City water lots in good
$2,500 per mo. Call 3 Pt. Charlotte Condo's (3) area of N.P. 2 corner lots
FOR RENT (941)484-6777 or 1-800- Call For Details together & 2 reg lots
Dbl wide in Alligator Park 464-8497 Bird Bay Realty Pelican Property,, Mgmt. together nearby. EACH
Inc Uc Broker 941.232-8223 $50,000 Beverly A,, Ulrey
.2 bed,r;2 bath, furnished, CONDOSii Bumrt Store'Mari- 809-1936 or 349-3131
lanai under air, small pets na, overlooking Myakka River Small Cottage, 3/4 mi. to Prudential Cascade Realty
ok. $90/mo., year round, harbor. Anchor Realty Nokomis Beach. Available Prudenal Cascade Realty
hurricane displaced dis- Group 800-898-7353 January, February .& March. 80X125 cleared lot, near
count. Ist/last/deposit ref- $900/mo. (941)488-6636 waterway, nice location,
erences. (941)-637-8915 Efficiency apartment. 3/4 mi. SO VN 2, i c $49,900. obo. 719-238-6061
elleboy@sunline.net to Nokomis Beach. Available VEN 2, lin coice devel- 49 .
January, February & March op. turnkey, lanai, comm.
P.G., unfurn. Country living, $700/o.(941)488-6636 pool. Avail now-April.1 mth min. 80x125 LOT, NORTH PORT,
3/2, CHA, appliances + shed $2200/mo. 941497-6796 Pascal & Cranberry.
& car port, No pets. $800/mo El Jobean, Tarpon Bay Condo, SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA, OFFICE, $57,000.
+ sec. 941-637-9481 or 2/2 turnkey, waterview LANAI & HTD POOLBALSO, (847836-8704
LANAI & HTD POOL. ALSO, (8471-836-8704
941- 456-2935 w/pier, pool; N/P, 51800/mo. 1BR/1BA, MINUTES TO BCH.
avail, now. (941)-629-2475 ...T C
1350 EFFICIENCIES Engelwood/Rotonda VENICE, br/ba, fully furn, 3
Vacation Homes VENICElbr/lba, fully furn, 3
FOR RENT Vaont H min to beach & shopping.
Monthly-Weekly Avail Feb-May. N/P, N/S.t l
West Coast Property Mgt. Avail Feb-May N/PN/S
FLAMINGO MOTEL & APTS. 473-071 or 877468-0667 $1300/mo. (941)-488-9764 (866)-208-1680
Cable TV, Pool. No pets. VENICE CONDO 2/2 On golf 0
$39.95 & up. 941-286-6511 ENGLE. MANASOTA KEY, 1stfr, course in Capri Isles w / ol ext 2032
or 239-357-3319, 639-7750 1BR, just avail. Jan. & Feb. Jan 15-April 3 Attn Investors
N. Port Full kitchen, $2200/mo. cable, boat dock, $2200/mo (941)-650-1787
NPort -Fullkitchen, beach, htd pool. 941-475-2533 178Want land?
Parking. 1st/L/Sec + p VENICE GDNS, 2/2/1 tiled Want land?
Background check. ENGLEW OOD LEMON ome, frn, clean, very nice, Visit www.hishmeh.biz or call
No pets. Avail now! BAY CONDO on the near beaches & shopping. Jan, (941) 628-3434
$495/mo. (941)-743-7485 w A'IR. (865)-719-2316 Feb, March (941)492-9282
S VENICE- furn. in-law studio, MANASOTA KEY, Englw, 2/2 VENICE ISL STUDIO. 1/2 mi. i
w/garage, 1 pers, N/S, N/P compl fum condo, pool, beach from beach &Venice Main St Arcadia 40 acres.. 6 units per
until incl $595/mo, access, pier, until incl. Cancella- NP/smoke $1200/mo acre, beautiful high & dry
lst/Lst/Sec. (941)492-5480 ton, just became avail NOW 941-485-6019 acreage, Priced for quick sale
Studio Apt. with kitchenette thru May. $2700/mo. (941)- VENICE ISLAND Jetty Villas, $899,000 (305)-606-4909
and bath. Furn,. Includes until. 4260147 or (941-234-7077 Gulf front. 2BR/2BA, ATTN INVESTORS,
Private entrance. Large Cable Monthly rental. BUILDERS & DEVELOPERS
TV. $180/wk (941)426-2909 ENGLEWOOD: Bike to (941)484-9792 Approx. 1.71 acres, zoned
B Fenced yr nce VENICE ISLAND- Beach RSF III, Albee Farm &'Dona
Fenced yard. VENICE ISLAND Beach
1360 ROOMS $1600/mo. 950/ann condo 1/1, furnished, newly Way Nokomis $895,00.
FOR RENT 941-473-0297 decorated. Beach front, htd REDUCED $795k
pool, no pets. 1 mo min. Buy before real estate
1 Room w/private bath, large ENGLEWOOD: Spacious 941-485-9056 listing (941)-416-3631
home w/house privileges, 2br/2ba, furn., W/D. Now VENICE ISLAND 3BR/2BA BUILD YOUR DREAM
W/D $125/wk. Female pref. through season! $1800/mo pool home, garage, across HOME ON PALM
(941)-698-9147 (941)-474-8115 from Gulf. $1K/wk. Nego- ISLAND
2 rooms available now.. FURNISHED UNITS IN VENICE, tiable. Call 703-728-1728 AFFORDABLE INLAND LOT
@$115 at week ea. Some PT. CHARLOTTE, PUNTA Venice Island Beach Efficiency $380,000
house'prev. 941-416-8229 GORDA, NORTH PORT AREAS. Furn, kitchen, olympic size Motivated seller!!
CALL OR EMAIL FOR LIST. pool, elect, cable & phone incl. OVERSIZED LOT ON
BEDROOM, BATH, CABLE TV ALMAR RENTALS AND MGT. Wkly/Mthly (941)-716-3025 KETTLE HARBOR
Kitchen priv. Male preferred. SERV. 941-627-1465 OR VENICE ISLAND CONDO No fixed bridge to ICW
Non smoker. Reasonable. almarrental@vahoo.com ISLAND COND$625,000
941-497-5927 2br/lba, walk to beach, MANY OTHERS!
CLEAN & SOBER Recovery 2/2 Beach, Jan $2,500 totally updated, Avail 4/1 CALL FOR DETAILS.
CLEAN & SOBER Recovery 2/2 Island, $2,200 $1500/mo 941-493-0398 CAL FOR DETA1LS
Housing in PC. Men & Women. 2/2Islnd, $2,20n $ m 99 Contact Kim Spallone
If interested in sobriety call 2/2 House Jan $1900 VENICE ISLAND HOUSE Tarpon Real Estate
lan (941) 286-9019 1492-0 3/2.5 w/lanai. Close to (941)-286-0799
ISLAND OF VENICE 2/2/1 VILLA beach, golf & shopping!
ENGL- 1 singlerm furn, prvtent, by jetties. Immed. occupancy. N/S, N/P. (941)484-2035 BURNT STORE LAKES 2
satellite, a/c, (94 125/wk incl. all Heated pool, beach access. VENICE ISLAND Residential lots in Deed-
util. (941-276-3134 or (239)- Avail. now 'til end of March. Spacious 1/1 Condo, Restricted Community- on
464-8336 or (941)-2585486 2700/mo. 9414881120 or ground floor, 3 month mmin. preferred street, city water
FEMALE ROOMATES in new (941)-223-5247 (440)-725-3459 & sewer- $134,500. ea.
home in North Port. Quick ISLAND OF VENICE- 1BR VENICE ISLAND- 2BR/1BA 941-575-5916
access to 175. $125 week. duplex, walk to beach. 1 Turnkey. Walk to beach
941-661-0362 for more info.' month min. N/S, N/P. (941)- Completely updated. BY OWNER
NORTH PORT- LG. CLEAN, 488-7385 or (330)466-2375 Available March & On. Lot 5 blk 1052, 24th add to
FURN RM, prvt bath., house ISLAND OF VENICE- 2br Non-sinmk No pets 941-650-5309 Port Charlotte. $47K/firm
priv. W.l.C long term. $450/mo. 1.5ba, townhouse. Close to VENICE ISLES 55+ dble wide.No reactors. (937)433-5965
No drugs/alcohol/pets. Female beach &airport. 3-mo min. Avail Jan, Feb & March. Fully Cleared lot 10,000 sq. ft.,
pref. or retirees or snow birds. N/S, N/P. (941)-488-7385 pr furnished. 2br/2ba, N/P. Park St., Springlake area,.city
(941)240-5684 Lvmsg (330)466-2375 nfe (91 7t-5R-91 R-nm water; no Scrub Jay, $49,900
se(27-54------941-456-1626.y,$49900


Properties.
HAPSBURG ST.,
S. Punta Gorda Heights,
100 x 120. No Scrub Jays.
941-628-1269
Hole In One!! Cape Haze
Windward golf course lot
Rich McCraney, 941-468-
5201 Prudential Village Realty
LAKES OF JACARANDA By
Owner, Oversized Waterfront.
lot @ 359 Dahoon Ci
$249,000 (201)-8194381

LOTS
FOR SALE BY
OWNER
Six cleared,
partially filled canal lots
with city water available
on Nabatoff St in North
Port $75,000/ea Call
941-915-3299


LOTS! LOTS! LOTS!
ZBuild or invest in ypUr
future.

131 S. Gulf Blvd
$1,185,000.
595 GASPAR dR.
$995,000
15232 AQUARIUS
S$425,000
10111 CREEKSIDE DR.
$309,000
90 SPANIARDS RD.
$205,000
121 BONITA ST
$125,000
4301, 4311 HOGRATH
$115,000
9096 EVELYN RD
$104,900
14 ABACK CT
$84,900
5341 FARLEY ST
$76,000
7364 QUAKER
$65,000
9342 KLAMATH FALLS
$59,900
18638 ACKERMAN
$59,000
11041 EULER AVE
$52,900
CALL GASPARILLA
PROPERTIES
(941) 473-5444

MFG HOME LOTS UP TO A
SHY 2 ACRES. Well.& septic,
sub-dividable. $49K & up.
(941)-697-2129
N. Port Exc. area, dbl
corner lot, $110,000
(941-460-0257


N. Port area, 2 mi. to new
Home Depot & Walmart, min.
to beaches, quiet area. MUST
SELL (941)-766-7580
NO. PORT LOT- MUST SELL
PID #0960-11-4309
$52,500/OBO
(941)423-6922
OWNER MUST SELL
JUST REDUCED!
BELOW MARKET:
* 1481 Adalia $43,900
* 1489 Adalia $43,900
* 17493 Orion- $43,900
* 15416 Piedmont- $43,900
* 15424 Piedmont $43,900
Make offer on one or all
(941) 628-3434
PC Whitesides Ave. $44K;
Gillot Blvd. Gulf Cove corner
$64K; 179 MacArthur fresh
water, $78K; 1157 Cheshire
salt water. $210K
(561)-7534597
PLACIDA ACREAGE, 6.6
acres, zoned RMF 15,
close to golf, beaches &
intercoastal. $3.5M.
Can be split into
3 acres for $1.9M or
3.6 acres for $2M.
Owner, (941)-661-5316.
PORT CHARLOTTE, Corner
landscaped w/ mature oaks.
City Water. $54,900 (888)-
584-5482 ext. 3


1500 LOTS & ACREAGE

PORT CHARLOTTE LOT, 100'
x 100', totally cleared. Ready
to build! $48,000. Please call
Dave. (941)-627-4121
PORT CHARLOTTE LOT
18366 HARRISON AVE
$47,000.00 PLEASE
CALL MJ. 954-920-4079
Prairie Creek Park residential
acreage, approx 600' green
belt access to "creek"! Envi-
ronmental approval in place,
survey & septic design com-
pleted, pad cleared, only
$299,000. Call any agent at
Century 21 Aztec & Associ-
ates. 941- 629-3188
PRESTIGOUS boat comm. 5
Adjoining Bid Lots, .$399,000.
Waterview Lot, $239,000.
(239)-691-7636 Owner/agent

Price reduced on buildable
lots in E. Englewood, close
to everything. Jon Bul-
lock 941-815-8449
Gasparilla Properties.
PRICE REDUCED!
S Gulf Cove oversized corner
$74,900
Add'l Info @ KRolland.com
941- 628-8816
Prudential Village Realty
Reduced to Rock Bottom! Call
today on this Burnt Store
Meadows Multi Family lot with
city water and sewer. Only
$73,500! Wont last long, call
440-285-2852.
S. Gulf Cove SEAWALL 9208
Arrid Cir. Lot 9 (vacant) bik
4519, sec. 81, 2nd lot from
Zephyr $309K. 440-829-7371.
SOUTH VENICE, High/Dry,
100'x100' lot on .quiet Rd.,
$119,500. (941)-497-3425
No Realtors please.
TAX SALE LOTS
Expert advice at no extra
expense. Roxanne Moore,
Prudential VIg RIty 941-626-
3926 www.twomoores.com
Waterfront lot & seawall PC
Dock & boat lift permit.
Asking $299,900.
407-521-6867.
We've got the land for your
dream home... Canal front
lot, minutes to Peace River
$249,000. 5 Acres of fresh
country air $150,000. Utopia
Comm. Rlty. 941- 575-7111
WIIIIDE Greenbelt
in Burnt Store Lakes
near Country Club & Marina
$99,000 Owner/Realtor
adjacent lot also available
Add'l Info @ KRolland.com
941-628-8816
Prudential Village Realty

1515 WATERFRONT


1515 WATERFRONT 1610 BUSINESS 1640 WAREHOUSE
RENTALS & STORAGE
PC, oversized, cleared lot,
seawalled, deep water 19800 VETERANS BLVD, D-l,
canal, 1 bridge, 8 minutes Englewqod 776 CG P.C. for lease. 1,400 sf w/
to Harbor, close to every- Office Space, 1014sf, office and AC. (941)-629-
thing, will consider trade Avail immediately. 2845
for new home. $268,000 $1,250/mo. + tax.
941-815-5101 Dave@ ICRE.US $525. mth. 4270 James st.
941475-7011 Warehouse, Cl zoning,
PC, Saltwater canal lot 850 sqft.
$177,000. 2 bridges out. NEED OFFICE' SPACE? Brian Keele Re/Max Harbor.
No seawall, no Scrub $385/mo. ready to go 941-639-5661
Jay, city water. Must sell w/desk, internet, phone, fax,
make offer! copier, printer. 941-270-0024 CI ZONED SPACE AVAILABLE
(603)-361-2201 WWhidden Industrial Park
(603)Spc-361-2201 a, 2500 SF $1600/mo
PC SW Lot 80X125, Available immediately. 941-204-7352
cleared, gulf access, Minimum year lease.
$195,000.www.se-fastcom (239)-940-3200 Murd. Ind. Pk. 2,800 sf, all
Sl-Fast RE List @ 3. 5% A/C. Incl. 500 sf. office,
(941)-255R8282 OFFICE WAREHOUSE, min- 2,300 sf. open space, 14'
utes from 1-75 exit 161 or ceiling, OH door. Perfect for
PIRATE HARBOR 164, next to Charlotte Co. air- contractor or light ind., (941)-
100 x 100 lot w/ seawall, port. 1000 sq. ft. office with 743-6737 or (941) 626-0416
dock, 10k lift.$499,900. A/C, or 2000 sq. ft. office/
(941)629-9649 warehouse, up to 10,000 sq. OWN YOU OWN Warehouse
ft. Available Jan. 1st. Call Condominium Storage Unit.
1 A (2391-289-7000 12x28. New construction,
nearly complete. S45.000.


(954)-328-1010

* EAGLE POINTE MHP*
55+ park on Alligator Creek,
Resident owned. Lot #203.
$22,500. (941)-380-7702
East Englewood- Peacock Ln.
$55K, Calamondin $51K, Roton-
da Sands, Ships Ln. $59K. Wilm
ington $45K (561-262-6884
ENGLEWOOD, beautiful cor-
ner lot, Clewiston & Bowie
area of new homes, wtr & elec-
tr $71,500,(941)473-7988
ENGLEWOOD E, corner lot,
80x125, $69,500 negot. For
Sale By Owner. (941)-473-
1361 or (201)-998-8135
+ City Water Available +
Pickard Near Chamberlain
North Port Wooded Lot,
Near Homes, Construction
Schools, Shops, Everything
"Call Barrie White 6286344"
+Carll Burr Realty LLC +
FSBO 336 Flynn St.
$35,900. Side by side, fresh
W/F lots $58,900 ea: or
$116,000 both. No scrub
jays. 941-743-0834
Grove City lot; No scrub
jay, $55,000. Make offer,
Call Jessica Menzel @
941-815-8451 Gasparilla


4 lots in East Englewood,
Jennifern E Memoi Ron Struthers, PA, CCIM
Jennifer, Memorial, RE/MAXProerties
Seamist, Regina, city W&S, RE/MAX Properties
$78K ea., 941-391-7015. (941) 769-3316
41i 8,rdrd Dr:n olne 1600 BUSINESS FOR
t'r,,l-e to ryr0,jr. Lot clearedUSINESSFOR
anjI ret1 [,:I ui. j virus s trees, SALE
dock. MLS 488239. Christa
Murch, CENTURY 21 Aztec & Excitng, unique bus. Gifts, aro-
Assoc. 941- 235-5609 matherapy+++, well establ multi
locations, incl. inventory, turnkey,
5 multi-family lots in Rotonda Just reduced to $94,900 Mary-
zoned for up to 28 units, beth Wilson, Preferred Prop. Real-
sewer & water, poss. owner tors.. (941)484-6279
financing. 941474-6633
BUY/SELL/VALUATIONS
APOLLO WATERWAY VR Business Brokers
UNIQUE SALTWATER LOT no Fort Myers, Naples
bridges to Myakka River; Port Charlotte
short distance to Char. Har- 941-627-5565
bor & Gulf. 941-488-7242 www.vrfla.biz
941-234-6843
HOME INSPECTION Pest con-
ARE YOU LOOKING for trol in Pt. Char. No licenses
a fresh approach to needed. Well established.
your real estate'needs? $20,000. (941)-376-8448.
TIRED OF THE BIG Ice Cream Parlor Old Fashion
Brokerage houses? Sub/Gift Shop. Performance
CALL KIM SPALLONE Stage Beer/Wine lic.
@ Tarpon Real Estate (941)223-1406 Englewood
(941)-286-0799 JANITORIAL 4AM-8AM

Beautiful waterfront lot in S. 7 days a week.
Gulf Cove, close to beaches & Makes $1,710./mo.
shopping. $275,000. $6,000 (941)-587-8382
Stacy Scarrow
CENTURY 21 Aztec & Assoc
941- 629-3188 The Owners and
Professional Staff at
BEAUTIFUL tip lot in PGI, over Corporate Investment
200' seawall & 2 new lifts, 25 Business Brokers
& 15K Ibs. 60' dock. wish you and yours a
$795,000.Call 941-505-4021
BSI Price Lowered! Lrg. Hapy,
corner lot on sailboat canal.
$429,900. Call Chuck, Pru- 11Hatly
dential WCI, 630-769-5308
Build Your Home in Paradise an PlIed P e
400' in from cruising the \T YerI.
Myakka River, $399,900
Add'l Info @ KRolland.com This is our 20th year
941- 628-8816 of proudly serving the
Prudential Village Realty SW Florida Community.
No one has sold
BUILDABLE 1/2 ACRE more businesses in
LOT, Minutes to gulf, Cape SW Florida than
Haze. Sailboat water SW Florida than
Haze. Sailboat water. Corporate Investment.
Quick out to ICW. Avail.
owner financing. Make your dream of
Charity Cain-Kelly. financial security for
$995,000 941-716-0685 u a mily cuy f
GASPARILLA PROPERTIES your family come true
GASPARLLA PROPERTIES in 2006 by buying your
BUILDABLE 1/2 ACRE own business. We have
LOT, Minutes to gulf, Cape the largest selection ,
Haze. Sailboat water. of available business '
Quick out to ICW. Avail. opportunities in .
owner financing. SW Florida. '
Charity Cain-Kelly. Visit us on the web at 3
$995,000 941-716-0685 www.cibb.net
GASPARILLA PROPERTIES


Burnt Store Isles.
Fabulous Boating and Golf
Community! Outstanding
Sailboat Waterfront Lot.
Concrete Seawall. Great
view of undeveloped water-
front wetland. Near a cul-
de-sac for more privacy.
Short ride to the Harbor.
ERA Randol Realty, Inc.
(941)-625-4193
After Hours: (941) 391-
1301 or (941) 626-3620.
Gulfspray Cir,Canal lot,Gulf
Access $250K lowest price
in area, 301-814-0192
P.G. Lakefront lots, below
market value, need to sell!
All offers will be consid-
ered. (305)-213-5471


1610 BUSINESS
RENTALS

1447sf Prof office space
w/great layout. Conveniently
located off Venice Island @
New S. Bridge (941)4964533
or 232-9939. Avail 02/06.
1500sf professional office
spacein Murdock Profession-
al Ctr on access rd at Town
Ctr Mall.
Call Greg @ 941-625-0742
Commercial Rental Avail-
able Now. 121/123 E
Charlotte Ave. 750 sf,
$1,207 incl, sales tax.
incl.sales tax. Call
(941)575-6733
Leave message


PIRATE HARBOR No
Bridges 100 X 100 $440k
3%TO Realtor 239 290
1923 of 239-348-9492
SAILBOAT CANAL, 5 minutes
to harbor, 235' seawall, city
water & sewer. Ready for your
home! $299K. 941-815-7215
Sailboat double lot, El Jobean,
cleared, seawall & boat lift
4217 Nettle .Rd., asking
$262,000, (561)-791-2756
South Gulf Cove, sea-
walled sailboat water lot.
Close to Lock. Make an
offer! Charity Cain-Kelly.
(941)-716-0685
GASPARILLA PROPERTIES
South Gulf Cove, sea-
walled sailboat water lot.
Close to Lock: Make an
offer! Charity Cain-Kelly.
(941)-716-0685
GASPARILLA PROPERTIES
South Gulf Cove Waterfront
1 mile to Interceptor Lagoon
$350,000
Add'l Info @ KRolland.com
941- 628-8816
Prudential Village Realty
Waterfront Lot Picks:
www.findhomeflorida.com
Woody King. Prudential Vil RIty
(941)-258-0231

1530 COMMERCIAL LOT

VACANT LAND
Investment opportunity or
development opportunity,
3.4 acres average HH
income $40K, population
2 mi. radius from 3,000
plus residences. Located
on the corner of Sandhill
& Deep Creek Blvd. Deep
Creek.


PORT CHARLOTTE
Executive Office Suites
Receptionist, all util. & other
support svcs.
Omni Executive Center
4055 TAMIAMI TRAIL
Acrosss from Bob Evans
Call Marj or Jan
627-9755
Professional office space in
PC. 1 Office, 120 sq ft.
$395 office, includes
utilities. 941-743-3812.
Professional Office Space, US
41 & Shamrock, 1900sf,
great location. Available now!
(941)492-3436
Punta Gorda, 5 offices,
reception & waiting
areas. Will consider
dividing. Available now,
prime location 941-
575-4334
SEABOARD OFFICE PARK
Sm & Lg. offices starting
at 5335/mo avail for
immed. occupancy in
prime location. STORAGE
& WAREHOUSE Space also
avail. $325/mo
941-488-6666
VErIliCE AVE PETAL C
OFFICE USE IN ACTIVE STRIP
CENTER. 750sf $750/mo.
(941)-497-0775
VENICE FOR SALE
OFFICE/WAREHOUSE
CONDO SPACE
Pre construction pricing.
941-485-1119
VENICE
OFFICE/WAREHOUSE
1250SF $950/MO
(941)-485-1119

1620 COMMERJ
INDUST. PROP.

LITE iliDUST ;:,fi.:e/,ware-
prH:u ;r-ho.p, i _;51 ; full a 'C,
, ,ini. ; lotn i.lui o ge, rollup.
$1250/mo. 941-628-5501
1447sf Prof office space
w/great layout. Conveniently
located off Venice Island @
New S. Bridge. $250,000
(941)4964533 or 232-9939.
25139 Marion Ave 1200
sq ft. Sale/Lease. $1800,
Call 941-621-2101
5 COMMERCIAL LOTS, zoned
CG. Close to Super WalMart
on 776 in. Englewood. Wtr &
swr avail; Motivated seller. Will
divide. Ron (941)-2234781


i CIG

*C.I. Zoning, approx. 4,000
sq. ft. bldg. on 1 acre. Busi-
ness + Real Estate, 1.1 Mil.
Confidential.
*COMMERCIAL Bldg.
w/overhead door & offices.
Completely fenced with
1,344 sq. ft. carport, in
Harbor Hts. $275,000
*1,168 sq. ft. for lease.
Avail. Jan. 1, 06. Presently
a dental office.
*NOW under const. Resort
condos on Lemon Bay.
Deep water dockage. Hurry,
only 6 units left!
*2 LOTS Hwy. 41, 100' in
the .center of town,
Sewer/Water $335K
CALL TODAY
(941) 255-5300
1-800-940-5033
Commercial Investment
Group
CG BLDG 4644 Sqft
ST RD 776 $895,000
J.H. Thompson Properties,
Inc. 941-474-7447
HWY 17 FRONTAGE Zoned
CG, So. Desoto Co. 3.98
Acres for $565,000. Utopia
Comm. Rlty. 941-575-7111.

NORTH VENICE
Commerical,
Office, Warehouse
for Sale or Lease
941-416-1954

STOR FRONT, 900sf, S
Venice, US41 frontage, free
standing bldg. $1500/mo.
Mary Beth Wilson, Preferred Prop-
erties Realtor, (941)484-6279
Zoned IL 7800sf
4 UNITS $800,000
J.H. Thompson Properties,
Inc. 941-474-7447

1640 WAREHOUSE
& STORAGE

1400 SF Murdock area, 12 Ft.
O.H. door, with office.Avail-
able immediately. (941)-743-
6737 or (941) 626-0416
1400sf Warehouse, ac, new,
$1100/mo. Mary Beth Wil-
son, Preferred Properties
Realtor, (941)-484-6279


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MaryBeth Wilson, Preferred
Properties, Realtors.
941-484-6279


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NOTICES


3010
ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEED ANY INFO on commer-
cial white truck that side-
swiped a white Escort on
morning of Wed. 28th at
intersection Sumter & 41.
N.R Call (941)-423-6315



SUNf



PUNTA GORDA
OFFICE

NOW OPEN FOR ALL
CUSTOMER SERVICE
BUSINESS

331 SULLIVAN ST
(Green 2-story
house, ground fl,
Corner of West
Virginia Ave. and
Sullivan St.)

BUSINESS HOURS

Monday- Friday

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

(941) 205-1000


STOLEN

1998 Volvo L90C
Loader
Vin# L90CV62631

Stolen pay Loader on 12 -
18 2005 From Murdock
Carrosel Shopping Cen-
ter, Port Charlotte

There is a reward for
information leading to the
recovery of this machine.

Call 813-783-1688 or
813-918-7658 Cross Env-
ironmental Service Inc.

Charlotte County
Sheriffs Office
Teresa Hixson.
Case# 05026918.


VENDORS

WANTED
Gulf Coast Florida
At Play Expo,
Charlotte County
Fairgrounds,
Jan. 21st & 22nd.
For more info call
941-627-7573

3015 HAPPY ADS


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PLACE YOUR
HAPPY AD FOR
ONLY $5.25
3 LINES 1 DAY
ADD A PHOTO
FOR AN ADDI-
TONAL SMALL
CHARGE.
941-206-1200
Pt..Charlotte
or
941-207-1200
Venice/N.Port
Englewood



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3020 PERSONALS

A BABYDOLLS ESCORT SER-
VICE IN /OUT CALL AVAIL.
NEW YEAR SPECIALS.
HOTTEST GIRLS AROUND.
NOW HIRING 941-421-9223
SIERRA
(941)-460-1534
A RELAXATION STATION
STRESS RELEASE
WELCOME BACK
SNOW BIRDS!
1225 US 41 unit B3
N of 776 Char. Trade Ctr.
941-625-0141 Hiring,
Apply in person!
ALONE?
SENIORS DATING BUREAU!
RESPECTED, since 1977.
(Ages 50-90) 1-800-9224477
BAYSIDE RELAXATION
in/out call. Serious only
Venice, No Port, & Pt. Char
Engl areas. 941-914-3851
EMERALD CITY Female
Nude Dance Club
Entertainment Always hiring.
941-766-1161
1225 Tamiami Tr, PC.
FALLEN ANGELS ESCORT
SERVICE. SERVING ENGLE-
WOOD, CHARLOTTE CTY.
"New girls, incall avail" NOW
HIRING. (941)4084562
Forever Yours
575-1185 PuntaGorda
Let our all new staff make
your life more enjoyable!

HOT LOCAL SINGLES!
Connect/Meet/Chat!
Ft. Myers 239-590-9210
Sarasota 941-906-8844
Call Now! 18+ Ad#8888
4- ->- .-).- -4- -3-_

SENSATIONS
The Ultimate Stress Release
3860 Tamiami Trail, P.C
1/4 mile N. of Bob Evans
Now hiring 941-766-7995

3050 SINGLES

MALE, 70, seeking female
freind for coffee, lunch,
beach, walks & company.
Call Bob, Venice
(941)-492-9472

3060 SCHOOLS &
INSTRUCTION

2 WEEK CNA TRAINING.
Holiday special $250/incl. book
Quality Healthcare
Pt Charlotte 941-625-8933
BLACKJACK '
POKER DEALING &
BARTENDING
18 & Over
239-334-6300 Ft. Myers
www.BartenderDealer.com
NEW CAREERS IN
10 OR 17 WEEKS!





MASSAGE
& Skin (are
EducatingHands Since 1992
Day Eve. Part-Time
Financing Available
Placement Assistance
Open House Thursday
(800) 324-9543
www.famsc.com

LmOPr,, F


REAL ESTATE COURSES BOSMAN ANDEVELOPENT
Forming Now In LOT CLEARING & ACREAGE,
Pt. Charlotte & Sarasota PONDS, HOME & MOBILE
Salesperson Pre License HOME DEMOLITION CLEAR,
1-800-370-1570 FILL & GRADE. UC. &
INSURED. 941-426-8234
3090 LOST & FOUND DAN'S TRACTOR SERVICE
Comm. & Residential. Lot Clear-
LOST BIRD: MACAW. Vicin- ing, Tree Removal, Fill & Grade.
ity of.Venice Farm area on Free Est. Dan (941) 4684163
Wednesday 11/29/05.
941-484-0191 HENDRICKSON INC.
Demolition, Hauling, Clearing
LOST CAT, long haired, & Fill. 4 Generations in P.G.,
orange in the vincinity of Dump Truck, Back Hoe &
Country Club Estates. $50 Grade Tractor. 941-625-3365
Reward. (941)484-4178 or 941-626-7877 Lic.Ans.
leave message.
LOST DOG VENICE AREA / Hem Builders
Half poodle/half Shih Tzu, Lot Clearing, Eco Mulching,
small female w/ silver- Complete Site Prep,
colored head & face, white Tree & Stump Removal.
chest. Please call 492-3581. (941)-743-6955
3207 Valencia Rd. Lic./Ins.
Lost Fluffy, Tiger Cat with dark Pete Roots Bush Hog Service
colors, on Harvey St. in Arca- Bushhogging, Mowing, Post
dia on Christmas Eve call 863- Holes, Charlotte, DeSoto & Sara-
494-9311 sota Lic/Ins. .(941)716-4814
LOST HAND HELD Computer LITTLE JOHN'S
Palm model Zire 72, black
case. Reward. 941-625-1092 BUSh Hog Mowing.
LOST: German Shepherd; 6 Ven/Engl/N. Port 4936022
mos. female, "Layla" near THE BRUSH CUTTER
Washington Loop Rd., 12/25. Bushhog mowing, light
REWARD. (941)-505-1250 grading & reasonable rates!!
LOST: REWARD 'Silver' bangle (941)475-2188
surrounded by multi-colored
stones, vicinity Heritage Bap- 5083 FLOORING
tist Church during Miami Ave
Festival on Sunday 12/18. Ceramic Laminate Vinyl
(941)416-3829 Stein Installations, Est. 1977
Lost:Tri ColorFemale Sheltie, Lic AAA0010515 Locally
Last Seen 12/29 on Freeport Owned. 941-661-9793
Ave. PLEASE CALL Ceramic Tile & Wood
624-2645 or 2864071 Installatinn 5 vr+r e n Froe


4000








FINANCIAL

4010 BUSINESS
OPPORTUNITIES
A CASH COW!!
90 VENDING MACHINE UNITS
YOU OK LOCATIONS
ENTIRE BUSINESS $10,670
HURRY! 1-800-836-3464
#802428


Estimates. Reasonable Rates.
Eugene (941-380-2009

5100 HOME & COMM.
IMPROVE.

An Occupational License may
be required by the City and/or
County. Please call the appro-
priate occupational licensing
bureau to verify
CAGES, CAGES CAGES!!
Start in 3 weeks or. less!!
TRI-COUNTY CUSTOM
BUILDERS INC,
CRC053160 Locally owned,
over 20 years of experience of
screen enclosures.
Call 941-423-3399 Lv msg.
or 628-9075 cell
Campbell Rescreening &
Home Improvement Lic/Ins
#12246 Call 941-286-6330


5100 HOME & COMM.
IMPROVE,

CONCRETE *
High Quality Low Price
Driveway, sidewalks, patios
LICENSED & INSURED
Free Estimates
l-EZTE^Sfn:-


4010 BUSINESS
OPPORTUNITIES

FANTASTIC SAMS
National hair salon franchise.
No hair exp. needed. Low
investment. Strong local sup-
port. Cash business. Meets
E-2 Visa. 1-888-326-7267

4080 LOANS/
MORTGAGES

PRIVATE MONEY
Real Estate Only
625-7001 or 941-475-7755
World Trust Lending
Rates Low Qualify with 500
Credit Score Any Where in
Florida Call Nicole Wiley
941-286-7789
800-833-7806 or e-mail to
nicole@worldtrustlending.com


5000








BUSINESS SERVICES


5050 CHILD/ADULT
CARE

ATTENTION Parents. Looking
for child 'care but never
thought you could, afford it?
Call I have a Solution! All shifts
available incl. late night. 941-
916-0555 or 941-235-2728
FLORIDA STATE LAW requires
all child care centers and day
care businesses to register
with the State of Florida. The
Sun Newspapers will not
knowingly accept advertising
which is in violation of the law.
LICENSED CNA offering 24 hr
adult care in beautiful updated
So. Venice home. 22 yrs. exp.
Exc. references 941-497-6796
LOVING STAY AT HOME MOM
will watch your child in my
home. Affordable rate. P.G.
area. (941)-623-5015
Need a Babysitter? I will care
for your children in my home.
Price neg., Ref. Avail.
Call Rachel 628-6463

5053 COMPUTER
SERVICE

Kesselring Computer Srvs,
Repair, upgrades, tutoring.
Serving Charlotte & Sara Co
7+ yrs. Dave. 941-629-6337

Scotts Computer World
Free Pick up & delivery
Local Service area
We build new computers!
Buy-Sell-Trade.
Upgrades & Repairs
Ark Plaza 941-492-9207

5060 DOMESTIC
CLEANING SERV.

LUBA MAID Homes-Condos-
Move Ins/Outs. Daily, Wkly,
Onetime, Seasonal Christian
Fariily operated 941-223-1554

5080 EXCAVATING/
BUSH HOG


New roofs, repairs, inspec-
tions. Metal roof specialist.
Free estimates. Lic. #ccc058098
941-484-9787
CW's Quality Roofing Inc.
All Roofing & Repairs
Lic. #CCC1326175
(941) 423-2899 or 766-8676
ENGLEWOOD ROOFING
Re-roofs are our Specialty.
New Roofs & repairs
Call 474-5487 CCC1325679


5185 ROOFING

HONEYWELL ROOFING INC
Quality roofing & repairs
at reasonable rates.
255-3674 Lic.#RC0067344
KETTER'S ROOFING. Serving
Charlotte Co. 18 years. State
certified. (941)-815-8633
Lic. #CCC1325663 & Ins.


6000
lv <


CONCRETE
Driveways, Sidewalks,
& Room Additions
Michael Hodge
941-743-4364
Drywall, hang & finish. Demoli-
tion. Finish Carpentry & Fram-
ing. Roof Repair. Gabe 239-
775-1794, 239465-6198
FULL BATHROOM REMODELS
Custom tile work. Free
Estimates! Lic& Ins. Jade
Installations, (941)-539-
8703 or (941)-429-0772
PRO. HOME IMPROVEMENT
Everything under the roof!
CBC1253461. Carports,
Windows, Soffit, Screen rooms
& enclosures. (941-504-8158
QUALITY DECKS
Decorative Concrete coat-
ings, Multi. colors & pat-
terns to choose from.
Polly pebble removal,
"Enhance the look of
your investment!"
Lic/lnsu.
941-716-4232
THE CARPENTER, cabinetry,
rotted wood, doors, windows,
counters, soffit, fascia.
#RR0067689. Phil 627-0657
Top Performance Co. Home
Improvements, Bathroom, Kitch,
Doors, Windows, Tile Work, Int &
Ext Painting. (904)6080437

5110 LAWN/GARDEN
&TREE

A JAMISON TREE SERVICE
Complete & Professional
Will Beat Any Estimate!
Free Est. 10% Senior
Disc., Lic. & Ins. 24 Hr.
475-6611 423-0020
An Occupational License may
be required by the City and/or
County. Please call the appro-
priate occupational licensing
bureau to verify
C Frates Tree Service
Doing stump removal.
Call 625-4154.
Now accepting annual
contracts in Pt. Char-
lotte, Englewood
& Rotonda.
Royal Dolphin
(941)-661-5509
TREE STAKING
TREE TRIMMING
TREE & STUMP REMOVAL
941-637-8506
SOUTHWEST LAWN
SERVICE
Wedgwood Lau, Eerr .r:e
Reasonably priced
quality work. Venice Area.
Call (941)408-5287

5115 LEGAL SERVICES

BANKRUPTCY
DIVORCE Cmporaions
1 Signature Divorce
*Missing. Spouse Divorce
1-88-705-7221

5130 MOVING/HAULING

HAULING, YARD &
CONSTRUCTION WASTE.
Garage Clean Out. Trash.
FURNITURE-ANYTHING!!
'426-6379 OR 914-2249
SKIP'S MOVING 766-1740
Local & Long Dist. I item or
whole house; Fla. Movers
Reg. # IM1142 Lic. & Ins

5140 PAINTING/
WALLPAPERING

Bobs Home Care- Painting
inside/out Presiure Washing
Honey do's. Ref's, & Lic.
941-496-9131 223-0941
HSM & JC Corp. Pressure
Washing/Paint- In & Out,
Lic./lns., Free Estimates.
941-627-0910
B5 PAINTIrG Int Ext.
Lic 0 Ins. Senior Discounts
Call Kirt at 941-145-7087 or
231-83&7708 For Free Est.
LARRY'S PAINTING &
WALLPAPER
"Northeast Workmanship &
Reasonable Prices. No Job
Too Small! (941)-228-6747

WALLPAPERING &
Painting
Interior & Exterior,
No Job too Big or Small
7 days/wk, Call for free
est. 28 yrs experience
in Venice Area. Jim 492-
3748

5180 PRESSURE
CLEANING

ALL AMERICAN
Pressure Cleaning Services
Licensed Insured
(941)-276-8588 Ask for Terry
TOP QUALITY
PRESSURE CLEANING
Licensed & Insured.
Toby, (941)-626-8233

5185 ROOFING

ALL LEAKS STOPPED


A FURNITURE SHOPPE
1552 S. McCall Rd., Engl.
dosed Dec 24th Jan 1st
M-F 10-4. 941-473-1986
APARTMENT FULL OF FURNI-
TURE, Couches, End Tables,
Lamps, Plants, King & Twin
Size Bed, Kitchen Table.
$300. for ALL! Will separate.
*SOLD!*
BDRM Solid Oak'3pc. Dresser,
mirror & California Qn. bed.
$650/obo (941)473-7675
BEAUTIFUL Queen Ann Chaise
Lounge like new. Burgundy.
$250. 941-426-5133
Bed Electric Hospital
Type adjustable Twin size
$295/obo,
(941) 661-8746
BED 0 ACHES
All new Nasa Visco Memory
Foam. Full or QUEEN,
FULL OR TWIN $275
KING $475. New in plas-
tic with warranty Can
deliver 941-518-4787

BED, 1 (2 pc) all New
Qn Pillow top set $110
King $140. in plastic w/
warranty Can deliver
941-518-4787

BED 1 2pc Absolute all
NEW FULL size set. $80,
TWIN SET, $80. still in
plastic. w/warr. Can
deliver. 941-518-4787

Bed trundle. Twin or make
into King, $80
SOLD!


MERCHANDISE

MERCHANDISE

Garage Sales
105 Arcadia
110 Englewood
120 Lake Suzy
125 Nokomis
130 North Port
135 Pt. Charlotte
140 Punta Gorda
145 Rotonda
150 Sarasota
155 South Venice
160 Venice

6015 Flea Market
6020 Auctions
6025 Arts & Crafts
6027 Dolls
6030 Household Goods
6040 TV/Stereo/Radio
6060 Computer Equip
6065 Clothing/Jewelry
6070 Antiques/
Collectibles
6075 Fruits/Veges
6090 Musical
6095 Medical
6100 Health/Beauty
6110 Trees & Plants
6120 Baby Items
6125 Golf Accessories
6128 Exercise/Fitness
6130 Sporting Goods
6135 Bikes/Trikes
6138 Toys
6140 Photography/
Video
6145 Pool/Spa &
Supplies
6160 Lawn &Garden
6165 Storage Sheds
/Buildings
6170 Building Supplies
6180. Heavy Constr.
Equipment
6190 Tools/Machinery
6220 Office/Business
Equip & Sup..
6225 Rest. Supplies
6230 Pets & Livestock
6250 Appliances
6260 Miscellaneous
6270 Wanted to Buy/
Trade

6020 AUCTIONS


ANTIQUE

AUCTION
WED. JAN. 4.6PM

Antique rniture, leather
sofa^ eamScollecibles,
civil war swords estate
jewelry, See webpage for
inventory and photos@
wwwsarasotaaucton.com
PAview4PMDeayOfSeb

Sarasota
Auction
625 N. Tamiami Tr,
Nokomis.
Jeff Carison Auctioneer
AB896, AU1299
12% BP, Cash. Chk, CC
485-3141


6030 HOUSEHOLD
GOODS

1920's?? Full size metal bed
frame. Antique rocker needs
paint. $75/obo ea.575-4652
3 Piece Wall Unit, hold 36" TV
,lighted, plenty of storage.
$500. 613-1288


I BUY
FURNITURE OR
ANrfTHIfN V VALUE
1 PIECE OR ENTIRE
ESTATE 941-4854964
KIRBY UPRIGHT Tradition w/
attachments. $120. Call 941-
625-0816
La-Z-Boy Recliner, big, leather,
brown, $150. King mattress
set, clean $100. Small hutch
$60. White wrought iron &
glass table set, pretty $150.
(941)-575-9317


Dish TV Receiver w/digital
recorder & 2nd receiver, new
in box. Both w/current smart
card $60. SOLD!
SHARP 26" LCD HD TV,
(NEW). Paid $1100, Asking
$575. (941)306-7247
TV 26" Sanyo w/remote,
$100. obo. (94)-637-7850
or 941-380-8364.
WANTED: Dish Network or
Direct TV Receiver, Card,
Dish, up to $100 743-7344
WANTED: Old wood AM
table radio. (941)474-1566


6030 HOUSEHOLD 6030 HOUSEHOLD
GOODS GOODS

BED: New wall bed, Qn size MATTRESS & BOX SPRING
custom built white raised pan- Full sz., perfect cond. $150
nel doors, headboard, side CASH ONLY (941)-376-9549
shelves avail, delivered &
installed. $1295. MATTRESS ALL Tempur
941497-2613 Authentic NASA VISCO
BEDROOM 9-pc solid cherry, MEMORY FOAM NEW
Louis Phillipe style sleigh bed, in plastic QUEEN, Full or
dbl. dresser, 2 night stands, twin $275; Kg $500
Chest, All American Dove Tail. with warranty, can deliver.
Still in box. 941-518-4787
Cost $5500. Sell $1965
Can deliver. (941)-234-3352 MATTRESS BLOWOUT
BEDROOM SET ALL Cherry All brand new QUEEN,
qn sleighbed, night stand, dress- Full, Twin $110, KING
er & mirror, TV/clothes armoire $140. In plastic w/warr.
& chest New still in box. Retail Can deliver 941-518-4787
$6900; MUST SELL $2400 Mattress Topper, 2" Tem-
(941)-737-7662 per-pedic type memory
Bedroom Set, light pine, full foam, $99/obo, (941) 661-
size, mattress included, 8746
dresser & night stand.. $400, MAYTAG washer $100; DRYER
(941)-766-1525 $75; Workbench $40; 4
BREAKFAST NOOK, benches antique Bentwood chrs $45;
& table, brand new never Hoosier $150. (941)408-9307
used. $175. (941)-726-0205 MOVING SALE! Living rm/
Bunk Bed, full on the bottom dining rm furniture. Console
w/drawers, twin top, natural & curved.glass cabinet.
maple, no mattresses, (941)-475-5804
$200(941)-876-0159 MOVING SALE!! Tall Mhhogony
BUNK BEDS oak with dresser, TV Ent. Center, Traditional
book case & desk, 1 yr old. Mahogony Credenza, Danish
$500. 941-697-0266 modern teak 3 pc Creden-
China Cabinet, 85"Hx55"W mint za/bookcase/desk, Sm.
cond., lighted w/glass shelves white desk, 2 draw steel file,
$385, Twin glass curio cabinets, (941)475-133
75"Hx26"W mint cond., MOVING SALE- Couch, brown
,$200/ea. (941)4854473 tones,$125, (2) Green pver-
China Hutch, Florida style, 3 stuffed chairs $125/ea, stu-
glass shelves, 2 drw, lower dent desk $40; chest of draw-
storage. 54"W, 80"T, 155" ers $25, misc. FREE ORGAN
deep. $350 941-833-4380 (941)475-2666
China cupboard lighted dark.MOVING SALE: Furniture &
wood $150., Pedestal table other items. Please call 941-
only$.50. Call 941-7635141 624-4844 or 941-661-2773
Chocolate Leather Sofa,
Loveseat, and Chair and
Ottoman $750 OBO Great
Condition Mahagony sofa
table with glass top with hand Enter your classified, ad online
carving on it, claw feet $100 and pay with your credit card.
OBO (941)-697-1596 It's fast, easy, and convenient.
Computer desk, natural wick- Go to sun-herald.com/classi-
er, hutch top, 4 sm. drawers fieds.
& 2 file drawers; 56"L x 26"D. Fast Convenient Easy
$650/obo. 941-833-4380 Sun-Herald.com/classifieds
(Visa or Mastercard)
Couch, 3 piece white section-
al, good cond. $75, (941)- SUN' A
626-8950
COUCH, 6 mo.-old, dble reclin- '*
er w/fold down table, micro-
suede $500/obo (941)3568713 PIMM-11or '
Dining Room Set, glass, wood PATIO SET, 8 pc.: 5 cush.
& wrought iron, Pier I table chairs, umbrella, stand &tbl.
w/4 chrs + wicker antique $325 OBO (941)473-7675
sofa, all the cushions match.
$600/all (941)473-2238
DINING ROOM SET & CHINA I T INA
CABINET, Mediterranean style, S N,.-.6v d n EW
pecan wood, 6 chairs, 2 leafs,
padded table cover, great
condition. Great for large fam- PUNTA GORDA
ily dinners. Asking $650./obo
Must see, must sell 941474- OFFICE
7927 Iv msg
DINING ROOM SET NOW OPEN FOR ALL
15 piece, solid cherry, CUSTOMER SERVICE
double pedestal, 8 chairs, BUSINESS
hutch, server, cabinet.
Cost $5800, SELL 2450 3 SU A
Never used, still in box. 331 SULLIVAN ST
Can deliver. (941-234-3352 (Green 2-story
DINING ROOM SET, glasstop, house, ground fl,
42" x 72", 6 chairs w/ match- Corner of West
ing buffet. $750. (941)743- Virginia Ave. and
7056 508-982-5945 Sullivan St.)
Sullivan St.)
Dining set, dark wood, French
provinsial, 6 chairs, lighted
china cabinet, leaf. $2500 BUSINESS HOURS
new. asking $999.
941-628-0227 Monday Friday,
DINING TABLE, glass top, 5'
x 3'4",' 4 Parsons chairs,
$450. PGI (941) 575-9327. 7 a.m. 1 p.m.
DINING TABLE- HONEY PINE 2 p.m. 4 p.m.
42" round, 4 chairs. Good
cond. $150. (941496-4903 (941) 205-1000
Diningroom Table, Oak & 6
chairs, Arts & Crafts style, RECLINERS (2) La-Z-Boy, It.
$300, (941) 661-0317 blue color, exc. cond. $100
ea. or 2 for $175. (941)-627-
DRESSER 5 drawer, antique 4563
log cabin style, unfinished,
$100 (941)429-5138 RECLINING sofa & love seat,
wing back recliner, LA-Z-Boy,
Drbpleaf table (Maple) with blue upholestry. $450. Poster
chairs, 2 leafs, $295. 3 bed frame, double, $100.
Tiered fan back shelf (Maple), (941)-637-8425 after 5:30
$195.' Maple Frame Mirror: pm
20x39, $50, End Table Maple
$15, obo. 941-637-1927 SECTIONAL W/2 recliners,
nuetral, $250., 3 end tables,
ENT center, 3 pcs., white white wash, w/glass tops,
wash w/ glass doors, exc. $75., ea. recliner, teal $75.,
cond. $400. King size head- (941-629-4605
board, white wash w/ bed
rails, exc. cond. $200. Curio SOFA, 78", recliner each end.
cab., lighted; mirror w/ glass $370/obo. 48" Magnavox TV,
doors, dark mahogany wood, Ig. screen, $400/obo. (941)-
exc. cond. $300. 661-2487 639-5135
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, 3 SOFA AND LOVE SEAT
pc., holds 50" TV. $500. MATCHING SET GOOD CON-
(941)-764-7168 EDITION, CREAM COLOR
S $200; COFFEE AND END
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,, 3- TABLES SET $50; 29 GAL
pcs, oak w/glass .doors, GLASS AQUARIUM WITH
101"Wx61"Hx23"D holds up to STAND $20 CALL 624-2192
40" TV +components. Photo
avail on web. Exc Cond. $450 SOFA BED, dbl, Florida print,
(9411423-6150 good cond. $125. (941)-255-
(941)4236150 6993.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
rustic pine, fits 32" TV, $300; SOFA, LOVESEAT $300
KITCHEN Table, rattan, 4 Soft pinks and lavenders,
chairs, $200. Best offer. very clean, very comfort-
Both very good condition. able. 941-625-8924
(941)492-4240 SOFABED & LOVESEAT, blue
FUTON- SOLID OAK, medium floral, good cond. $499
finish, mission frame, 9 layer (941)-496-8794
foam matt. NEW IN BOX. TABLES, (2) Wrought-iron,
COST $525; SELL S295 glass-top end tbls. LIKE NEW!
(941)-234-3352 $200 OBO (941)473-7675
GRANDFATHER CLOCK
Howard Miller, $350. 6040 TVISTEREO/RADIO
(941)474-5292


6145 POOL/SPAN
& SUPPLIES
uMAT Di IMPAD fo r Qn 1


6060 COMPUTER
EQUIPMENT
941-629-6337 Dave for
Prompt professional in-house
Computer repair. Instruction
& Upgrds. Days/Eves/Wknds
Serving Char. Co. 7+ yrs.
COMPUTER desk, corner unit,
black top, w/elm trim & fin, 2
matching file cabinets & book-
case. $100 (941)-321-7409
Dell Dimension 2400 17" CRT
monitor, excellent condition,
$50..941-426-5133
MONITORS 17"
Exc. condition. See run!
$35 (941)4744550
NEW & REFURBISHED
COMPUTERS, also repairs.
Training provided in your
home. John 941-234-7249
Toshiba Laptop, 17" screen,
P4; 2.8 Ghz, 60 Gb HD, 512
ram, nvidia FX 5200-128ram,
CDRW/DVD, XP Home, and
more. $1200 obo.
941-766-8267

6065 CLOTHING/
JEWELRY
Blue Jeans, like new, name
brand, size 10-12 $3/each,
Shoes, NEW $3, boots san-
dals, etc. (941)474-0782

6070 ANTIQUES
COLLECTIBLES
Record Albums, 60's-80's,
Rock, some Jazz & classical,
$1-$3 (941)441-6611 Nokomis
WANTED: Antique Car Parts,
manuals, mags lit.Lic, plates,
automobilia. 941-408-9601

||I^j


Antiques, Collectibles,
Coins, Art, Lamps,
Jewelry, Pottery, etc.
One pc. to entire estates
(941)-468-7815
ARABIAN KNIGHT STATUE,
white bronze, approx. 4' tall,
over 300 Ibs. Paid $11,500.
1st $7,900. cash takes it.
Rare Find! (941)-626-6313
ALWAYS BUYING CHINA
Antiques, Paintings, Silver
New England Antiques
(941) 639 -9338
CLASSIC COIN CO.
BUYING ALL COINS
2265 Tamiami Trail, P.C.
Call Andy (941)-629-1508

6090 MUSICAL

Dean Acoustic Guitar, Good
Cond. Asking $75obo. Call
before 3pm. 941-625-9069
FENDER BASSMAN 400
amplfier head, w/4 10" and 1
15" sub woofers, $1000.
(941J-815-1789
ORGAN w/bench New Lowry
Adventure, Cost $1,300. Sell
for $1,000 (5741-581-0019 ,
:'IlIP" r'lMe L.L rith ff3tihirrg
nci .:h r o- r.tl, lun, ], ,
cond. $1200. 941-493-7577
PIANO Wurlitzer console,
mint condition with match-
ing bench. $1250.
941-460-9403

6095 MEDICAL

PRIDE JAZZY power chair/
scooter. Used 1 month. Cost
$5600 sell $1450. (941)-
473-8558. Lift avail, also
PRIDE LIFT CHAIR. Like
new. Suede Cover.
$400. (941)743-0207

6100 HEALTH/BEAUTY

ACNE PROBLEMS???
FOR A FREE
SKIN ANALYSIS
CALL (941)716-1560 OR
(941)232-3351

6110TREES & PLANTS

BOUGANVILUA, VIBURNUM &,
BLACK OLIVE, FOXTAIL,
ALLKN)S OF PELVIS
COCONUTS, ROYAL PALM, ETC
Reasonable prices. 941-488-7291
FREEZE CLOTH
10 CENTS PER SQ FT
941488-7291
STAGHORN FERNS
VARIOUS SIZES
AS LOW AS $50-$700.
941-416-3631

6120 BABY ITEMS

CRIB, cherry, sleigh, no matt.
barely used, $100; Baby
Trend hi-chair, sage green,
$75; Evenflo Infant car seat/
carrier/ stroller, black & gray,
$125. 815-1317.

6125 GOLF
ACCESSORIES
2002 CLUB car, lights, club


protectors, hub caps, 48V,
$2350. (941)-766-9'191
A Christmas Special 2002 EZ
Go's $1695 + tax. Gulf Carts
of Port Charlotte. 4655 Tami-
ami Tr, PC. 625-7969
CLUBS, Lady's MacGregor, 1-
3-5 woods, 3-SW irons w/ 105 A
bag. $50 (941)475-3059 1/01/06
L.H. GOLF CLUBS FOR
SALE. IRON SETS, DRIVERS, 135 PO
WOODS, WEDGES,
BAGSAND PUTTERS.
PING ZING IRONS,
3-PW. $240.00 m-Mov
P.G. 941-5754235 LI-mod
PING ZING GOLF CLUBS Trail. Sur
2-SW Irons, 3-7 Driver
woods with bag, 140 P
$350/obo. 941-485-1791

6128 Sat
EXERCISE/FITNESS 4pm
352 Milus
Bowflex Extreme 2 $1300. love seat
call 941-628-5853. tures, DR


6128
EXERCISE/FITNESS

BUYING & SELLING USED
Treadmills, Exercise bikes,
weight equip., Schwinn Force
by Nautilus Bowflex. for
$499.95. Play It Again
Sports. US41, Just South
of Midway. 941-255-1378
EXERCISE BIKE, Tunturi model'
715D, like new; $75.
*. SOLD""***
WEIDER 4100 Total Work-
out $100 (941)-662-7204

6130 SPORTING
GOODS

38 SPECIAL S & W, 2" barrel,
5 shots. Exc. Condition! $375.
(941)-626-6313
Asnew, S&W M22A. 22 target
pistol. 5 1/2" barrel. Wood
grips. 3) 10 round mags.
$320. (941)637-7993
GUN & KNIFE SHOW
Sat. Jan. 7th 9-5 Sun. Jan 8th 9-3
Bradenton Auditorium
941-746-7937
cell 941-224-2181
Health Rider Exercise Machine
(2) VCR instruction tapes Pd
$500. + tax Will take $200.
OBO (863)494-5821
M1 Carbine, Iver-johnson, 50,
year anniversary as new $500
941-743-4454
Sig Sauer 229, 40 cal, w/
nightsights & extra clips. exc.
cond. $550. 941-815-1457
SLOT MACHINE- Retired
from casino: Refurbished with
warranty. (941-234-3352
Taurus 24/7. Blue. (2) 17
round mags. Integral lock.
Picatinny rail. Box and warran-
ty card $400. 941-637-7993
TAURUS MODEL PT911 4",
9MM SS/GOLD W/PEARL,
N.I.B. Top of the line
$500/obo. 941-764-6453

Thompson Center pistol,
30/30 & scope, stainless
$525 (941)416-1033
Walther P38, post war as
new. $495 941-743-4454
Welder weight bench kit.
Brand new in.box. Never
opened. 7 foot bar, heavy
duty bench, 200 plus pounds
of steel plate weight. Paid
over $300. $225 firm. 941-
204-0259.
WINCHESTER 30/30 lever
action, synthetic stock, Black
Shadow, $285 (941-809-5220


6135 BICYCLES/
TRICYCLES

1989 Cannondale Black
Lightning 21" Frame, needs a
tune up. $110.
941-426-4776
3-WHEEL, 3-speed, Sears
Free S i.;r;i .' ? ,; Mj'i 3.1
.cc.1, -?u." '.41 J ..-31,

6138 TOYS

Superior Tattoo Kit, 2
machines, ink, pw supply, etc.
$250 (941)416-1033
XBOX w/5 games, exc
cond $300 (941)-586-0660


nIl rulvtr iui spaJd I IJ I p
121K BTUs, used 1 season, 2 CUR Puppies 2 Brindle'
cost $2600 sacrifice $900. males, 8 weeks old, $75/ea.
(941)-255-5047 (941) 628-6533.
MANUFACTURER'S OUTLET 2 FANCY PARAKEETS,
PURCHASE DIRECT & SAVE! females, 1-1/2 yrs old $25.
View Spas at: eemspas.com 941-697-3957
SHOWROOM 371-5259 AA Pets & Feed
AA Pets & Feed
6160 LAWN & GARDEN NICE PUPPIES
(941) -743-3045
2 Snapper Rider Mowers AMAZON PARROT, hand tame,
$300 for both. Both of them hand fed, very lovable, Talks.
mow!,WILL DELIVER!!! $950/obo. (941)4264030
863-993-3253 after 6pm
8 9 3 r Aquarium -(2) 29 gallon w/
HUSQVARNA, Back Park Blow- Aquarim () 29 gallon w/
e r $17; arime 1 stand& hood, heater& filter
er $175; Trimmer $175l'
S$ $120/both (941)423-0223
Edger$100new (941306-7247
Murray Tractor Mower, 30" AQUARIUM, Bow front, 28
cut $450 obo, Men's 26" bike gal., w/wood stand, cover,
$35 obo (941)493-5745 light and 330 Bio filter. $225.
obo. SOLD
MURRY, 42", 17HP Twin, Auto,AQUA 5 ,
New battery. $550. Good AQUARIUM, 125 gal., with
New battery. $550. Good cabinet and accessories.
cond! (941)-625-7900 $500 obo. Call 764-9294.
Poulan Weed Eater Mower, Bambino Chicks $3.00 & up
.20", 4 h.p., 7 mos. old. $65 Babino Chicks 30 &
Also Ducks & Roosters Call
(941)-625-5252 for Appt. (863)491-5149

6165 STORAGE SHEDS/ Chihuahua, AKC, 5 yrs. male,
BUILDINGS fawn, black face 5 1/5 Ibs.,
UILI lap dog, $225, SOLD!
SHEDS NOW IN PT. CHAR! DACHSUND, Full breed Male,
NEW LOCATION! 7 wks. old. Great X-Mas pre-
2.5 MILES EAST OF THE 175 sent! $350. "SOLD"*
OVERPASS ON KINGS HWY.
PRICED TO SELL! Doberman Pups Full blooded,
FAST DELIVERY! Black & Tan, Red. Ready Jan.
FASTDELIVERY 16. $350 ea **SOLD'**
(941)-629-9955 Office 350 a LD
(941)-626-0711 DOG CAGE, Large clean,
(941)-623-3742 metal, 42x30x29, $45.
M/C, Visa & Am. Express Please call 941-625-0132


RCADIA AREA 140 PUNTA GORDA
AREA


RT CHARLOTTE


* PGI ISLES GIRLS*


AREA Estate Sale Assisted by
Isles Girls & Guys
ing Antiques and FRI Jan 6: 8am Noon
ern 38 Sunise SAT Jan 7: 8am 10am
lern 3218 Sunrise 1629 SUZI STREET
nday 1/1/06 8-? West off US 41 on Marion
Ave, left on Bal. Harbor'
UNTA GORDA Blvd, right on Suzi St.
AREA Bedroom furniture, 2
recliners, sofa, occasional
., Sun & Mon. 9am- chairs, tables, large pine
Moving Sale! hutch, chest of drawers,
St. Living rm. sofa, Pfaltzgraff dishes, kitchen
, tbls, lamps, pic- & garage misc, lanai furni-
Set, plants, misc. ture, 2 love seats.


6165 STORAGE SHEDS/
BUILDINGS

Used 8x12 Storage Shed
$1295 (941)628-1269

6170 BUILDING
SUPPLIES

100' galv. drip edge, 1 3/4 x
10', $25; 6' sliding glass
door, $95. 941-625-0816
280 FT. of 16" Cooper col-
ered Galvalum Metal Roofing,
and misc pieces. $225. Call
941-920-0132 cell.
300sf Granite Tiles, 12x12,
dark green, Retail price
$6.50 per sf, $1,000/all
(941)493-1286
AVAILABLE 100 square Tim-
berline 30 year weathered
wood dimentional SHINGLES.
You pick up, Port Charlotte, FL
$3500 takes all. 941- 769-
8027
DESIGNER LAMINATED
FLOORING Never used.
30% thicker. $.85 sq. ft.
SMust sell. 239-3344839

6180 HEAVY/CONST.
EQUIPMENT

325X BOBCAT mini excavator
backhoe w/trailer, ready to
work $6,000 (941)-815-2396

6190TOOLS/
MACHINERY

AIR COMPRESSOR, Coleman
Powermate 4hp- 20 gal tank
w/ air tools. Over $500 new,
asking $175. SOLD
GEN. Coleman, 5000 watt, -
$475; Sear's air comp., $50.
ALL like new!! (941)-815-6015
Generator 15,000 watt,
whole house generator and
accessories; electric start,
brand new never used, pur-
chase price $2500, moving
sale $1500. **SOLD**

MATCO NASCAR EDITION
TOOL BOX
2 END BOXES, 6' LONG
$3995
941-416-3631
SEARS CRAFTSMAN 2hp, 10"
compound mitre saw. $50;
RYOBI 10" surface planer.
$100 (941-662-7204
WELL DRILLER Drill your
own wells w/deep rock hydro-
drill, lots of access, $3,000
$1500. (941)-662-0528

6220 OFFICE/BUSINESS
EQUIPJSUPPLIES

C.Lowell City Collection
Desk Credepza and hutch.
$250 941-815-8632
HUNDREDS OF Pre-owned
desks, files, chairs, confer-
ence tables, partitions,
workstations. All at huge
savings. Office Outfitters
881 E. Venice Avenue
Venice 485-7015 or
1- (800)-330-9215

6230 PETS &
LIVESTOCK

1 row no climb horse fence &
7 ig. fence posts. New.
$90/obo. 941-5754652.
1 Yr. Old Female Yorkie, AKC ,
Can Be Bred. $1000. (863)-
773-0459 .or 941-256-6522


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6230 PETS & 6250 APPLIANCES 7010 AUDI 7050 CHRYSLER
LIVESTOCK


Golden Retriever Pups AKC
First Shots, Wormed, HealtI
Certificates, Gorgeous
$650 .941-626-6411
Hand Fed Cockateils $40-50
941-624-3782 or 941-740
4245

HORSE OF
YOUR VERY
OWN

Ever dreamed of owning a
horse of your very own, let
us show you how. We now
have available registered
quarter horses and a Ten-
nessee walker. Our staff
will be able to help you
make a choice that is right
for you. Reasonably
priced for years of love
and enjoyment.

BWR Ft. Ogden:
Contact Dave
941-234-7660

/ .

Horse
Pasture
Beautifully maintained
acreage off Hull Ave in Ft.
Ogden $250/mo. Per
Horse/You feed.
(Pricing available with
feeding upon request.)
ALSO:
HAY FOR SALE
BWR Ft. Ogden:
Contact Dave
941-234-7660


HORSES FOR
SALE
We have a wide variety of
horses available.
PAINTS, PALOMINOS,
REINING, CUTTING,
QUARTER &
TENNESSEE WALKER
AT REASONABLE
PRICES.
Let ourexperienced man-
ager and trainer put you in
the
saddle of the right one.
BWR Ft. Ogden:
Contact Dave
941-234-7660

Male Rottie, $500., Male
Guinea Pig w/ cage, $30.,
Male Sugarglider, $150. ALL
obo. (941)-625-0942 or(941)
623-3632
MIN. PIN, female, 4 1/2 mos.
old, fawn color, comes with
cage collar and leash, $350.
SOLD
Need to rent stall & pasture to
board horse in Punta Gorda.
(941-637-6924
Needed: Adopters, Foster-
H.n-,. Volunteers, Spon-
sors, Donations. Rescued
felines looking for a good
home.
Also Barn kitties avail-
able neutered/spayed,
rabies shots.
CAT DEPOT
Call for information
941-351-0824
PAPILLONS 12 WK red/white
male, mature 8-9 Ibs. Great
markings. Devoted family pet.
$475. (941)429-9373
Parrot breeding pair, double
yellow head Amazon,
$400/ea., (941)-6294954
Pit Bull Pups, Brindle Red
Nose mix Shots Health Cert.
$200. (941-255-1472
Pitbull Puppy
$50 to good home
(941-697-7625
PITBULL PUPS brindle, red
nose mix, shots, health cert.
$200. avail. 12/30 255-1472
Pitt Bull Puppies $150ea. 4
boys 4 girls. Parents on
premises. For info call Nicole
at 941-623-3080.
POODLE Rich red, 11 wk
male, outstanding coat. Fun
loving child size. Mature 8-10
lbs. $395. 941-429-9412
Radio Dog Fence, includes
everything, paid $250.
Sell $100 (941)-876-0159
Red tail Boa, w/homemade
cage, $200. 941-624-3782
or 941-740-4245
TOP DOG PETS
Quality Puppies for Xmas
Professional Grooming.
Call (941)-927-1119
YORKIE PUPPIES, reg. 7 wks
old, place your order. Call
941-815-3310

6250 APPLIANCES

2ND HAND TREASURE
Stoves $95+ Refrig $125+
Washers $110+ Drers $95+

A & A APPLIANCES
LIKE NEW!
Refrigerators $75, Washers
$75, Dryers, $75, Dishwash-
ers, $99, Stoves $75, Stack
laundry $199. Side-By-Side
Refrigerators starting at
$149. Delivery available.
100% Guaranteed
(941)-627-4104
APPLIANCE WORLD Wash-
er or Dryer $95 & up
Ranges/Refrigerators
$100 & up


UP TO 1 YEAR WARRANTY

"SPECIAL" Washer/Dryer
$129 ea or $249 set,-
Super Capacity
Delivered 766-0226
Dryer, GE, electric, used 1 yr.,
white, exc. cond., $200,
(941)-743-2080


Electric Range, Hot Point,
White, good cond. $50,(941-
639-7006 daytime
GE Double oven, white,
2001 like new. $300
941-505-9677
GE self cleaning stove/oven.
White with black front. $85.
941-204-0259.
Range Kenmore, 30" self
cleaning, electric free stand-
ing $150, (941)423-6776
Range, Gas, 2 yrs. old,
bisque, GE, auto pilot, exc.
cond. $150, (941)639-7006
Refrigerator Kenmore side by
side w/ ice/water on door,
new in 2003 $500. 627-9793
REFRIGERATOR 20.6cf GE
w/icemaker, great condition.
$175. (941)475-1362
REFRIGERATOR, 25.2 cu. ft.
White Whirlpool, $450.,
STOVE, Whirlpool Ceran/Flat-
top, $300., DISHWASHER,
Whirlpool, $125.,
MICROWAVE, Maytag wall unit,
$100. ALL in Excellent Condi-
tion! (941)-628-5055
REFRIGERATOR- late model
G.E. 18 cu. ft. w/working ice
maker. $175. 941-639-1212
Stove, GE, electric, white,
good cond. $25, (941)-637-
0851

WASHER & DRYER
$100/PAIR
USED REFRIGERATORS
$50 & UP
941-416-3631
WASHER & DRYER,
1 Year Warr. $109. ea.
Delivered or $199./Pair
(941)-623-2353
WASHER & DRYER; Kenmore,
Ig cap, almond, works great.
$150/pair (941)473-7000
WASHER/WHITE $100 OBO
941-625-0760
WATER SOFTNER, 250 Gal.
Aerator tank, bladder, pump,
$400. (239)-995-0262


2000 CATERA white, tan
6260 MISCELLANEOUS leather, spoiler, 49,500 mi.
Perfect. $9295. 941-232-3131


only 8k mi. $25,999
Tol re 6-2607215


2-drawer file cabinet, oak, 2002 CADILLAC ESCALADE,
good cond. $30 (941)-764- $21,500. all power options, 2006 CHRYSLER PT GT CV
8896 aft 6 moon roof. Red metallic. 138k ONLY 637 MILES, FULL
hwy mi., exc. cond. (941- POWER, CRHOME WHEELS,
26 Oak, padded Pews, 14 575-1525 SAVE THOUSANDS!!! 6104A
footers, nice condition. 863- 941-922-0711, DLR
990-6131 or 863-494-6511 7040 CHEVROLET
Awnings, clam shell type, 7060 DODGE
used, good shape, 1978 CORVETTE, 25th year
$100/all/3, (941)-505-2725 anniversary, 2 tone silver, oys- 2000 NEON LX, 4cyl, 4 dr.,
ter int., 61K mi. T- tops, auto, auto, A/C, stereo, new
BURN BARRELS AC, PW, PS, PB, PL, tilt & tele- tires, 60k orig. mi. exc.
$8 EA scopic steering. Non Smoker. cond. in and out, great on
ARCADIA 863-990-3345 Garaged, adult owned. gas. $5900. (941)-613-
FIREWOOD FOR SALE $9,900 neg. 941-624-2138. 1800 dIr.
941-475-2619 1986 CORVETTE, new tires, 2001 STRATUS SE, 4cyl,
941-228-6504 rotors & brakes, new exhaust. 4dr., auto, A/C, PS, PS,
941-815-2099 Cold A/C, needs TLC. $4500. PM, PL, PW, tilt, cruise,
(941):627-0502 Iv. msg. t tint, bra, 80k orig. mi,,.
FRESH SHRIMP 1991I exc. cond. in and out.
Sold daily off shrimp boat tires, brakes, good trans- 0 -
"Mystic" at Fishermen's Vil- portation. $2500. obo. 941- dr.
lageP.G. (904) 753-0661. 627-6937 2003 Dodge Caravan, great
SINK, DOUBLE DEEP with 1999 CORVETTE COUPE condition, must sell fast.
Moen faucet. $125 dark blue w/tan interior, mint $14,000. 941-426-4837
Call 941-505-0551 cond., only 15,400 mi. ;oaded 2005 DODGE NEON SXT
WORKING LIGHTHOUSE, w/heads up display, $33k. LOW MILES AND SRT
hand crafted, stands 55" tall (603)-765-2722 only in Florida APPEARANCE PKG,
$135. (941-924-7795 for 3 weeks ONLY $11,995. X1970
2000 CAVALIER, 83K, AC, 941-922-1522, DLR


Yorkie puppies, Tiny, I te
$850, 1 male $800 left. Born
10/22/05. CKC reg. All 8 wks
shots & health cert. (941)-
740-2330

6270 WANTEDTO
BUY/TRADE

A COLLECTOR BUYING
Old Fishing Lures, Rods,
Reels. Call 941-743-9114
I PAY THE MOST!!


7000
t' 'V
.0*


power win/lock. Runs Great
$3500 obo. 941-813-6183




2003 Cavalier, Blue, 4dr
Sedan, Low miles.
Stop by & take a look.
Only $9,995!
Suncoast Auto PG
639-7300


GENE

GORMAN'S
2005 IMPALA, 1 OWNER
ESTATE SALE! ONLY 11K
MILES! AUTO. $15,500.
639-1601, Punta Gorda

7050 CHRYSLER


TRANSPORTATION 1996 Cirrus LX, V6, 105k,
great cond., new tires,
$4,500, (941)-628-9889
S 1997 CHRYSLER Sebring con-
iivrt., JXi. 74K Mi., $3900.,
cu....o....... I ...... o ..i (502)-639-4834
1999 SEBRING CONV
PUNTA GORDA JX Trim, only 58k miles
OFFICE $6,999

NOW OPEN FOR ALL oll -20
CUSTOMER SERVICE
BUSINESS

331 SULLIVAN ST
(Green 2-story 2000 Sebring
house, ground fl, Conv, Auto, Custom
rWheels & Tires, A/C, To
Corner of W. Vir- much to list!.Only $11,995
ginia Ave. and Sul- Suncoast Auto PG
livan St.) 639-7300

BUSINESS HOURS GENE

Monday Friday GORMA 'S
2001 CHRYSLER SEBRING
7 a.m 1 p COUPE, LEATHER, AUTO,
a.m. 1 p.m. V6, 33K MI. $11,900.
2 p.m. 4 p.m. 639-1601, Punta Gorda
2001 PT CRUISER, Limited
(941) 205-1000 Edition. All the extras.- Exc
cond. 60K miles. $8600.
(941)-497-3117
7010 AUDI 2001 PT CRUISER LTD, Wood
grain, loaded, all power.
$6,800. (9411-639-4930
Need Cash? 2003 CHRYSLER PT LTD
Have A LEATHER, SUNROOF,
Garage Sale CHROME WHEELS, LOW
MILES AND MORE. 6070A
941-923-9400, DLR


7070 FORD

1987 Mustang GT 5spd, cold
AC, rims, stereo. Good cond.
$4000obo. 941-628-1657
1995 FORD AREOSTAR,
DUAL AC, POWER CONTROLS,
7 PSGR, RUNS GOOD. 1,950.
941-815-6176
1998 Ford Mustang Convert-
ible, V6, auto, air, all power,
leather. Black. $6895. PRO-
POWER AUTO SALES (941)
627-8822 or (941) 628-1203


GENE

GORMAN'S
1999 ESCORT ZX2, AUTO,
4 CYL., SR, LOW MI.
EXTRA CLEAN! $5,400.
639-1601, Punta Gorda


GENE

GORMAN'S
2001 ESCORT ZX2, 5
SPD, 4 CYL., WARRANTY!
EXTRA CLEAN! $6,100.
639-1601, Punta Gorda




2001 Mustang GT
Convertable, Auto, A/C, A
must to see! Only $16,995
Suncoast Auto PG
639-7300
2004 MUSTANG GT, 40th
Anniversary. Flow masters,
under lights, loaded, lk,
detailed exterior, showroom
kept. $18,500 941-613-1725
Ford F150 1995, 302. Parts
only! $550 941-380-5556




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7080 JEEP 7135 SATURN

1977 CJ7, Blue & sharp G I
360 GMN
restored w/fiberglass body,
10" lift, 36" tires-much more- GOS
14K, 276-2846, after 5SPD CYL
1997 SL2, 5 SPD, 4 CYL.,
1997 GRAND CHEROKEE LOW MILES W/WARRAN-
Laredo, 4.0, 6 cyl, 4 dr., TY. EXTRA CLEAN! $6,200
auto, 2 whl drive, loaded, 639-1601, Punta Gorda
new tires, exc. cond. in and
out. $6500. (941)-613- 2000 SATURN SL2 4DR
1800 dir. Auto w/only 52k mi.
$4,999


GENE

a GORNAN'S
P 2001 SEBRING LTD
PUT A CONV., LOW MI., 1
PICTURE OWNER. CLEAN! $15,300
OF YOUR 639-1601, Punta Gorda
AUTOMOBILE
IN YOUR
CLASSIFIED AD
2002 PT Cruiser, Auto,
CALL FOR DETAILS! loaded. Like new. Drives
like new. A must to see!
Venice & North Port Only $10,995!
Call 941-207-1200 Suncoast Auto PG
639-7300
Englewood Areas
Call 941-475-2200 2004 CHRYSLER CROSSFIRE
ONLY 2070 MILES, LTHER,
Pt. Charlotte Areas FULL POWER, LIKE NEW,
Call 941-206-1200 MUST SEE. X2013A
941-923-9500, DLR
1/01/06
2004 CHRYSLER PACIFICA
7020 BUICK Very clean, only 39k
p5384a S15,499
1990 REATTA, runs good, 384a 515,4
$1,500. 941423-9202 T
1995 RIVIERA, 89K mi., dark
cherry, moonroof. Loaded! 2004 CROSSFIRE, Loaded,
$2,700. ***SOLD*** Exc. Cond! 32K mi. $25,000.
By appt. only. (941)-628-6814
7030 CADILLAC

1990 SEVILLE, ALL POWER,
COLD AC. $2,500. OBO. /
941-268-2511
2004 Sebring Convertible
1998 DEVILLE, one owner5 Only 14K on this beauty!
71K, Tuxedo Top. Mint cond. Save Thousands over new.
$43K NEW, NOW $8900. MUST SEE!
(941)-473-2802 Suncoast Auto PG
1998 SEDAN DEVILLE D 639-7300
Elegance, 1 owner, 58k
orig. mi., pearle white, with 2005 CHRYSLER PACIFICA
a top, leather, loaded, exc. AWD LEATHER, FULL
cond. in and out. $7900., POWER, ALUM. WHEELS,
(941)-613-1800 dir. ONLY $22,995. X1888
941-922-0712, DLR
GENE 2005 CHRYSLER PACIFICA
G TOURING 3RD SEAT,
GOR ANlA'S LOW MILES, FULL POWER,
ONLY $18,995. X1916
2000 CATERA, LOW 941-922-0713, DLR
MILES, LEATHER 1
OWNER. MINT! $10,900. I 2005 HONDA S-2000 I
639-1601, Punta Gorda VoYllnw w.hndAklit


7085 LEXUS

2002 LEXUS SC430
LOW MILES, FULL POWER,
ALUM. WHEELS, AND
MORE. X2014A
941-922-0711, DLR

7090 LINCOLN

1996 TOWN CAR, showroom
shape, 65K, Executive model.
$7,000/obo (941)-697-2291
1997 TOWN CAR, white, 67K,
loaded, 1 owner. Exc. cond.
$6,900 (941)497-2887
2000 TOWN CAR, Signature,
white, leather, carriage top,
59K,$10,500.941-769-2431


GENE

GORMAN'S
2000 TOWNCAR,1 OWNER
ESTATE SALE! LOADED,
29K. IMMAC! $14,900.
639-1601, Punta Gorda

7100 MERCURY


1972 Montego, 351. $400
941-380-5556
1991 C APRI CONVERT. HARD
TOP, Auto, 91k mi, Ex. c.rd


2000 SL-1 4cyl, 4 dr.,
auto, A/C, CD, tilt, 60k
orig. mi., exc. cond in and
out. Great on gas, $5900.,
(941)-613-1800 dir.
2001 SATURN SL1
LOW MILES, AUTO, AND
MORE. ONLY $6995.
6147A
941-922-0712, DLR
2001 SL-2 4cyl, 4 dr.,
auto, A/C, CD, tilt, cruise,
loaded, leather, 60 k orig.
mi., great on gas, exc.
cond. in and out. $6500.
(941)-613-1800 dir.
2002 SL-2 5spd., 4cyl, A/C,
cruise, PD, PW, PL. CD, sun-
roof, 59k mi. w/warranty.
$4500. good cond., (941)-
2684112

USED SATURNS
*****************
20 to choose from
$1,599 + UP

SALES, SERVICE &
PARTS
PRO-POWER
AUTO SALES
HIDDEN IND. PARK
(941) 627-8822
(941) 628-1203


Suncoast Iu t ro
639-7300


7160 HONDA 7205 SPORTS CARS

1986 HONDA CRX garaged 1988 NISSAN 300ZX 5spd,
kept, 65k orig. miles, loaded, Orig. red paint w/immacu-
and in new cond. asking late int. $4995/OBO. Might
$2850. (941)-6134030 trade for truck, van or what-
1994 Honda civic LX, dk blue ever 941-493-4277
4 dr, 5 sp, 153k, well main- 1999 CORVETTE rare hard top
trained, $2,500 (941)426-0111. only 4,000 made, 6 spd, Z51
1997 Civic EX, black, a/c, low susp, predecessor to the Z06
mileage, one owner, sun roof, style, multi color change. Fully
premium sound system, char- serviced all.updated, 73k hwy
lie scratches. $5,400 mi. $19,500. (941)-4974120
(941)575-2178 7210 TOYOTA
1998 CIVIC EX, 2 dr., AC, sun-
roof. 63K mi. Exc. Cond! 1992 CELICA, auto, ac, 150K,
$6,500. (941-625-1585 sunroof, runs great. $1,200
2000 Honda Accord Spe- Stacey (941)-374-0030
cial Edition 4dr Auto 4cyl 1999 TOTYOTA RAVE 4, 2 dr.,
30MPG 118K excellent removable top w/sunroof,
cond one owner cold A/C, dependable, runs
$8500 624-3058 and looks great $6500. obo.
2003 ACCORD LX, Auto, CD, (941)-627-5401
Excellent Condition! 17k mi. 0 CAMR
$16,500. (94 1255-5474 2TRIM, 5SP
I mw inumn nr'rn In v I y ONLY 47K MI. 57 999


$2400 941-266-7913 32 03Iu HONDACORDA L
Gold w/spoiler 4dr a 't
1996 Mere Marquis only I only 22k mi. $13,999
original miles with extr ai
LIKE NEW! $4500. 380-9114
2000 COUGAR, 75K, silver
ext., gray leather int. power 2003 HONDA 5-2000
everything, new brakes, spoil- Light blue, only 23k
er. $5900. 941-769-8161. $20,999


2003 Marquis, Only 13K.
Factory Warranty.
Like New! $15,995.
Suncoast Auto PG
639-7300
2004 Grand Marquis. GS, V8,
all power, door opener,'21K
mi. Hand controls, rear
mounted chairlift. $18,000.
Call (941) 625-5069

7110 OLDSMOBILE

1992 OLDS SUPREME S,
LOOKS & RUNS GOOD,COLD"
AIR,1,000 OBO 941-743-
8276 LVE MESS


2004 ACCORD EXL V6
w/DVD fully loaded.
only 18k $20,999



7163 HYUNDAI





2003 Santa Fe, Loaded
Low miles. Sharp!
Must see to believe!
Only $14,999.
Suncoast Auto PG
639-7300


7130 PONTIAC 7165 INFINITI


1994 Grand Am good running
car, needs A/C work asking
$1000. I also have a 1995
Grand Am asking $250.
Please call 941-625-7007



GENE

GORMAN'S
'2000 BONNEVILLE SE, SR,
AUTO, CD, LOW MI!
EXTRA CLEAN! $10,900.
639-1601, Punta Gorda
2000 GRAND AM GT, V6, 2
dr, auto, A/C, sunroof, CD,
loaded, leather, 80k orig.
mi., exc. cond. in and out
$6500. (941)-613-1800
dir.
2001 PONTIAC GRAN PRIX
GT- AUTO, AIR, LOADED
$6,990
Cramer Toyota 484-9000

GENE

GORMAN'S
2002 GRAND AM GT, RAM
PAmc, I nrc., iurrnuu


1993 INFINITI Q45 165k mi,
sunroof, loaded, RUNS GREAT
$1900/obo. (941)-716-1377
1997 1/2 Infiniti Q45
blk/blk, 67k miles fully
loaded, dealer serviced,
showroom condition.
$13,900. 941.624.7972
or
97q45infiniti@earthlink.net

7180 MAZDA


GENE

GORMAN'S
2000 626 ES, V6, LTHR.,
SR., ABSOLUTELY
GORGEOUS! $10,700.
639-1601, Punta Gorda




2001 Miata Conv.,
Loaded, low mi. Fun in the
sun! A/C & more.$13,995
Suncoast Auto PG
639-7300


HIR, LTHnn., SUNROOF.
VERY CLEAN! $12,400. W
639-1601, Punta Gorda U

GORMAN'S
e *2002 MIATA MX5, 6 SPD.,
LEATHER, 33K MI.
IMMACULATE! $17,600.
2005 Sunfire. 2dr. Auto. 639-1601, Punta Gorda


A/C, Looks & drives like
new! Only $12,995
Suncoast Auto PG
639-7300

7135 SATURN


7190 MERCEDES

1989 560SL, black with 2
tops + lift, tinted glass, 80K
US miles, $17,900. Call 941-
743-7595


2001 TOYOTA AVALON
6 CYL, LOADED,
CERTIFIED $13,990
Cramer Toyota 484-9000
2001 TOYOTA SOLARA
Auto, air, alloys, spoiler, cd,
certified. $11,990
Cramer Toyota 484-9000
2004 COROLLA TYPE S
4dr a..t only 23k mi.
$12,999



7220 VOLKSWAGEN

2002 VW BEETLE GLS
Auto, yellow w/only
21)( miles. S11,999
IIIIIIM-ram" ..


7252 BUDGET BUYS

1979 PONTIAC CATILINA
Good cond. Fast, old car.
$700 (941)-697-6669
1983 TOYOTA CAMRY, Very
Clean! $1500. (941)-743-
2086 or (941)-2864599
1985 MERCURY COUGAR,
runs good, V6, A/C, asking
$800.00. *SOLD*
1986 DODGE OMNI 4-dr, only
65k orig mi, economical 4-cyl,
auto, cold a/c, garagr kept,
nice $1400. 941-474-2208
1988 CROWN VICTORIA, 91K
orig. mi. 1st $750. cash takes
it. (941)-626-6313
1988 Jeep Pick-up, man.
stick, runs good, good work
truck, $450. (941) 639-5843
1989 CHEVY CAVALIER- blue,
GOOD CONDITION. $800.
(941)-423-1797
1989 DODGE OMNI, 2.2L,
81K original mi. Runs great!
$500. Firm (941)-787-0387
1989 SKYLARK, lots of new
parts, runs great, 79k mi.
$1500/obo. *SOLD*
1990 BUICK LE SABRE,
Clean, $875. (941)-743-2086
or (941)-286-4599
1993 OLDS CUTLASS CIERA,
Runs & looks good. $850.
*SOLD!*
1993 TOYOTA CAMRY
NEW PAINT & A/C.
$1995/OB0.
941-493-4277
1994 OLDS CUTLASS CIERA,
Runs & looks good. $975.
*SOLD!*
2 Classic Old Cutlass Supreme
78 & 87, both 2 dr, V8,
loaded, 1 owners, all org., low
mi., very rare A Steal @
$1500/each. (941)429-0079


002 VW GOLF GLS E IN
4DR, Hatch, Auto,
Only 29k. S9.999
. f R C..5 .-.- .'


2004 VW BEETLE
CONVERTIBLE GLS
FULLY LOADED, ONLY
19K MI. $18.999



7240 MISC. IMPORTS


2004


2004 Suzuki Forenza,
only 14K on this Beauty.
Great starter car!
Only $10,999
Suncoast Auto PG
639-7300

7250 ANTIQUES/
COLLECTIBLES

1930 FORD MODEL A, 4 door,
needs restoration. $4500 or
trade. North Port Cell (941)-
302-7787
1930 FORD MODEL A, cus-
tom body roadster, many best
of show trophy, must be
seen. $15,000/obo (941)-
426-5282
1950 CHEVROLET PICK UP, 5-
window, 350 V8, auto, ps, pb,
4-wh drive, mounted on '78
Blazer subframe. $8500/obo
(941)697-9406
1954 Chevy 4 dr Belair, needs to
be restored. Moving Must sell.
$2,000 obo, (941)4738542
1963 Chrysler 300 Exc,
Cond, $12,000.
863-558-2761
1978 CAPRICE CLASSIC,
2dr., Hard Top, One Owner
$4000 obo. 941-629-8427


4 TOYOTA TACOMA Pick-Up
tires & rims, Exc. Cond! $400.
Call (941)-764-1328
PARTING OUT 1997 S10
Chevy Blazer. Good trans. &
transfer case. ALSO Parting
out 1996 Honda Civic (941)-
743-2086 or (941)-286-4599
TIRES 4 brand new
23575R15 BF Goodrich,
A/Land Terrain. Mounted on
(4) Ford XLT Chrome, Ranger
rims. $400. (941)-626-0612


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1998 Cherokee 4x4, Red
& Ready! Sunroof, auto,
Loaded. Only! $6,995
Suncoast Auto PG
639-7300


GENE

GORMAN'S
2000 CHEROKEE SPORT,
4.0L, AUTO, LOADED, LOW
MI., CLEAN! $10,000
639-1601, Punta Gorda




2003 Wrangler 4x4, 6
cyl., AC,, new tires & rims,
low miles. Like new!
Only $17,995
Suncoast Auto PG
639-7300


7190 MERCEDES 7250 ANTIQUES/
COLLECTIBLES
1996 S600 black on black,
beautiful, 71k mi., V12 1965 CORVETTE Coupe -
w/every option, bullet proof 396 restored, $65,000.
glass, must see, $23,900., 1972 CORVETTE Coupe
719-238-6061 Pro Street. 454 blower, fast.
$35,000. 1965 BUICK Riv-
iera, exc. cond., $7500. Call
(941) 743-6737 or (941) 626-
0416
2002 MBZ C240, Loaded, 1965 CORVETTE Coupe -
Sunroof, low miles. 396 restored, $65,000.
Like New! Only $22,995. 1972 CORVETTE Coupe
Suncoast Auto PG Pro Street. 454 blower, fast.
639-7300 $35,000. 1965 BUICK Riv-
iera, exc. cond., $7500. Call
(941) 743-6737 or (941) 626-
7195 MITSUBISHI 1213
1977 RARE Camero type
SLT power windows & locks.
No plastic, all metal, No
Rust! 98% Perfect Florida
Car. 18K Certified orig. Miles
1997 Eclipse, Sharp & $6500/obo 941-493-8690
Sporty, A/C, Sunroof,
Auto, Check this one out. 1979 LINCOLN MARK V, Cold
Only! $5,995 AC. Great Condition! $3,900.
Suncoast Auto PG (941)-626-6313
639-7300 1984 CHEVY Choo Choo El
1999 Eclipse Spyder GS- Camino SS, 77k orig. mi.,
Turbo, cony., loaded, leather, like new in and out. loaded,
extras $7800obo. 268-1616. must see, serious buyers
only. $9500. (941)-613-
2003 Eclipse GT: Silver, 1800 dir.
pwr sunroof,auto,45K,
100,000 mile extended Moving out of state. For sale
warranty till 2008.Great 1966 Mustang, call for
deal @ 10,900 628-1608 details. 941-743-3072
PC. 2.5 Bay garage for rent.
7200 NISSAN Half $300 Hold $500 a
month. Also exterior spaces.
941-8754120
S* Restore SPECIAL 2 El
Camino's (1) 2/3 restored
2nd for parts $500 take all
2005 Pathfinder, (863)-494-4455
Moonroof, power seats,
Loaded. Save a-Bunch WANTED: Antique Car Parts,
on this Beauty! manuals, mags, lit. Lic. plates,
t. ..+ a. .O- automobilia. 941-4089601


I


7252 BUDGET BUYS

DONATED CARS
FOR SALE
PROCEEDS HELP QUALIFIED
FAMILIES ACHIEVE HOME
OWNERSHIP;
ALL VEHICLES
THOROUGHLY SAFETY
CHECKED &
RECONDITIONED
1988 Dodge Dynasty
4,Jr 16r'I rr,, rc.ld Sr,
Iog ed r' equip 1 riiv-r,
ein- remol, nr.:e co ".
516 '5
1992 Dodge Dakota LE
PI. u0, l.ngf ted I1SOk
mr ic. e .r.d 3ir .:3riaier
rh0ell : 0i :ond .u 'r:
1992 Mercury Grand
Marquis, 4-dr loade.i, gor
geou: : n-l. Anor her LiT
1 l: '.'Id Ladle: i'r" n-e,
-re; *: -00 S:-i;
1995 Pontiac Grand AM
2dr. i i( mi 4.: 1. ,jr
I:,l, 11 r, re. ,rres. "ar e .

1979 Mercury Cougar
EruUJriam 4-r r lojdej,
4'_i 1 1' ajr u I mili e
Crjrdp :'*. car .'M,5.

1996 Pontiac Bonneville
SE. 4 .0 ,la~d including
-ldldrn. 'unrool. `4 MPG'
,:,r, re, : ,nd 54401.
1998 Saturn SL2. jdr
'Icel, 4e.lu .pe, 3 4 -1. :t
mTle older ljjises cir

1998 Buick LeSabre,
,J.r claded J il' mi ,
Ijd, d ,vern ,:.r;_e u-:
.:nd -.900
1995 Honda Accord LX
o l I 1 k I -,, Id o .jd ,d
e,.. o:,nd 6.:.,
1996 Chrysler Sebring
JX, ic. n,rt -,' h miT
l'3dl-d gy.rgeou: onl
'.-.00 NEW TOP!
1997 Buick Park Ave.,
F- mtni: la3derj i,-
Ibrjnd rne'. -'i, l ij
1996 COACHMEN 20'
CLASS C MH 'i\ i:
mil-:. ld, .:.r..ne j d I ri ..
7 1 l' ,:,,a r d r o o f i ,ir c, g e ", -
erato, '~ 1 ,L IL900

ALL REASONABLE
OFFERS CONSIDERED

Charlotte County
Habitat For Humanity
Dick Fields
Cell 941-740-4043

7260 AUTOS WANTED

CASH POSSIBLE for your
vehicle! Fast Removal!
Call (941)-286-4599
(941)-743-2086
M.S.B. RECYCLING
Free Vehicle Removal
Plus $25. & Up
941-575-4008


CAN'T SELL

YOUR CAR,
TRUCK, R.V.

OR BOAT?
DONATE IT TO
CHARLOTTE
COUNTY HABITAT
FOR HUMANITY FOR
A TAX WRITE OFF.
PROCEEDS HELP QUALIFIED
FAMILIES ACHIEVE HOME
OWNERSHIP'
DICK FIELDS
CELL 941-740-4043


*WE BUY CARS & TRUCKS
*Any condition $200/ up
*Call Frank 941-276-0204
Junk & Abandoned
VEHICLES REMOVED!!!!
COULD BE WORTH $$$$
697-7222 OR 475-9007
FAST, FREE, REMOVAL of ALL
vehicles running or not. Cash
possible. Guaranteed fastest
service 24/7. 941-875-0300
or (941)-627-3776
JUNK CARS REMOVED.
FREE! RUNNING OR NOT.
CASH POSSIBLE! Ready
24/7! (941) 276-8826
(941)-286-3122
TOP CASH
$$$$$$$$$$
FOR CARS &
TRUCKS
DEAD OR ALIVE
485-7515

7270 AUTO PARTS/
ACCESSORIES

1985 Chevy PU, 3/4 ton, V-8
auto, selling for parts $225.
941475-2121
302 MOTOR WITH NEW
CRANK. $350
(9411-815-8743
305 Chevy, V8, $300. 700 R
Transmission. $200 283 V8
Chevy motor complete with
trany $500. Ford brush guard -
92-97. $150 941-380-5556
351W, auto, still in 1971 Ford
Galaxie, $500. 941-625-0816
4 RIMS & Tires 12" M/T Bart
rims 6 lug; tires 31 1150 15,
$700 firm. (941) 628-6533.











.inrndv .lan- 1. 2006. Real Estate Classified


7270 AUTO PARTS/
ACCESSORIES

Weld draglite Wheels, slicks
nitrous kits,carb,EFI MSD box
coils, chrome and more call
941-456-5134


S 7280 AUTO SERVICE
& REPAIR

AUTOMATIC
TRANSMISSIONS
Are you looking for used or
rebuilt? Over 35 yrs. exp. Call
A & S TRANSMISSIONS. 743-
4411 or 1-877-355-6802

7290 VANS

- 1985 DODGE VAN, needs
windshield. $400. obo (941)-
743-2558 or 941-916-2421
1987 DODGE HI-TOP, Good
motor, needs trans. $200.
obo (941-743-2558 or (941)-
916-2421
1992 GMC, with wheelchair
lift, Hightop conversion,
$4000. Call 941-627-0371
S1996 FORD Custom van, 75k
miles, $1500. (502)-639-
4834


GEE

SGORMI&'S
1998 FORD WINDSTAR,
EXTRA CLEAN, REAR AIR.
WARRANTY! $6,200. -
S639-1601, Punta Gorda
1998 TOYOTA SIENNA XLE
ONLY 40K MILES, LOADED
$9,990
Cramer Toyota 484-9000
1999 Chevy Astro 4.3, full
power, rear a/c, exc. shape,
$7,200. 941-627-4553
S1999 DODGE Caravan, nice,
51K mi. AC. tilt, cruise,
$7,900. (941)456-2328


GEE
GORIAN'S
1999 DODGE GR. CARA-
VAN SPORT, DUAL DRS., 7,
PSGR. LOADED! $8,900. \
i 639-1601, Punta Gorda
2001 GRAND Caravan
Sport, 1 owner, 3.3 V6,
5dr., 7 pass, dual A/C,
-loaded, 80k orig. mi., exc.
Second. in and out. $7900.
S(941)-613-1800 dir.




2001 Town & Country.
Loaded, leather. Like new!
Choice of Two!
Suncoast Auto PG
639-7300
*. ....




2002 Cargo Van, Low
miles, A/C, Loaded &
Ready to work.
Only $13,995
Suncoast Auto PG
639-7300


GENE

GORbA&N'S
2002 MERC. VILLAGER
SPORT, LTHR, 1 OWNER,
LOW MI., MINT! $14,900
639-1601, Punta Gorda


GME E

GORMAN'S
2002 OLDS SILHOUETTE,
LTHR, LOW MI. 1 OWNER
ESTATE SALE! $1i4,900.
639-1601, Punta Gorda
2003 04 E250 VANS,
58,000, 47,000 miles. 941-
628-1269.


7290 VANS 7300 TRUCKS/
PICK-UPS

GE E 1999 TOYOTA TACOMA
G 1- a *m m Air, low miles, clean
@GOR $6,990
Cramner Toyota 484-9000
2003 T & C LTD, LOADED!
ESTATE SALE CAR! 33K.
MINT $20,990. O EMN
639-1601, Punta Gorda
2004 HONDA 2000 DODGE DAKOTA
ODYSSEY EX TRIM QUAD CAB SLT, V6 AUTO,
Only 30k. Very Nice TONNEAU. $12,300.
$15,999 639-1601, Punta Gorda


2005 CHRYSLER T&C G W1 = 1
14,200 MILES, FULL
POWER, WARRANTY. 2000 Sld 4X4 EXT. CAB,
ONLY $13,995. X1953 V6, AUTO, TONNEAU
941-922-0714, DLR COVER. CLEAN! $12,600.
2005 DODGE CARAVAN 639-1601, Punta Gorda
SXT LEATHER, FULL PWR, 2001 Dodge Ram Sport Off
DVD, QUAD SEATS & Road Edition, good cond, 3"
MORE. X2010 body lift, 36" tires, dual
941-922-1521, DLR exhaust. Call for more details!
Handicap Van w/wheel chair $7,500 obo. 941-628-2335


7305 SPORT UTILITY/
VEHICLES

2000 MITSUBISHI
MONTERO SPORT XLS
VERY CLEAN
ONLY 53K MLES. $9,999




GENE

GORMAN'S
2001 CHEVY BLAZER, LT
4X4, SR, LEATHER,
LOW Ml! MINT! $12,900.
639-1601, Punta Gorda




2001 Explorer Sport Trac,
Auto, A/C, PW, PDL.
Excellent Condition.
Only $10,995!
Suncoast Auto PG
639-7300


lift. 1993 Ford Econoline. 2001 FORD Ranger, green,
$3500 (941)204-2188 less than 54K mi. CD.
$10,600. (941)-276-2880 i
7300 TRUCKS/ 2001 Ford Ranger XL 5 spd., GORM 'S
PICK-UPS 2 dr, ext. cab, air, ps
jumpseat, cap, tow pkg. Exc. 2001 SUBURBAN 1500 LT,
cond. $8,000 FIRM (941)-628- 4X4. LOADED, LOW MI!
6112 or (941)429-4218 PERFECT! $19,900.
2002 TOYOTA TACOMA 4cyl 639-1601 Punta Gorda
automatic, short bed, step 2001 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER
side, 68k miles, Ex cond. 6 CYL, ALL POWER
pUT A M Sale due to illness. $8,500. CERTIFIED. $15,990
PICTURE 941-3744136 Cramer Toyota 484-9000
2003 CHEVY S-10 EXT CAB
OF YOUR 6 cyl, auto, 16K mi excellent 2002 CADILLAC ESCALADE,
S c, under warranty. $21,500. all iower options,
TRUCK/SUV cond, loaded,underwarranty moon roof. Red metallic. 138k
$13,300. (941R426-7029 moon roof. Red metallic, 138k
IN YOUR (94hwy mi., exc. cond. (941)-
2003 Chevy S10, single cab, 575-1525
CLASSIFIED AD V6, loaded, mint cond., 21k,
$11,900 (941)-429-7748 G ]
CALL FOR DETAILS! 2003 Ford F-150 XLT, 4Dr.,
4.6L, V8, auto, air, CD, White, GORdIVI8 S
Venice & North Port $10,995. PRO-POWER. AUTO MA
Call 941-207-1200 SALES (941) 627-8822 or 2002 FORD EXPLORER
(941) 628-1203 4X4, EXTRA CLEAN, 3RD
Englewood Areas SEAT. MINT! $15,400.
Call 941-475-2200 2004 F150 XLT ext cab, like
new, 18,000 miles. Asking 639-1601, Punta Gorda
Pt. Charlotte Areas $14,500 (941)-408-3670 2002 ISUZU AXIOM GS, 55K,
Call 941-206-1200 2004 FORD F150, Lariat, 6.5 white, full power, -leather htd,
Sbed, super cab, 22K, many cd. $11,900 (941)-716-0891
1966 Chevy Pickup Shorbed, options includes premium JEEPGRCHEROKEE
V8, 4sp, reartruck, needs restor- warranty to 75K mi. $25,995 LA REDO- AUTO, AIR,
ing $2000 (941)4738542 LAREDO- AUTOAIR,
g $2000 (941738542 (941)423-9186 or (941)-685- ALL POWER. $11,990
1985 Chev C-10 P/U- New 4561 or (941)-685-7546 Cramer Toyota 484-9000
paint, small V8, auto, new
trans-radiator, mag wheels 2004 TC 2002 TOY -SRUNNER
wides tires. $2495/obo. Fully loaded with only 2002 TOY 4-RUNNER
941-493-4277 22k miles. $15,999 Only 59k. $13,999
Wlea Only 59k. $13.
1988 Dodge Ram Charger, .
318 engine, mint cond. A/C T6
& rebuilt engine, runs exc.
$1,900/obo (9411-626-3684 7305 SPORT UTILITY/ 2003 CHEVY SUBURBAN, exc
1992 GMC SUBURBAN, Cold VEHICLES cond, full power & more. 10-
AC. Runs good! $4200. (941- mo 10,000 warranty. Must
624-6989 1995 Chevy Blazer, runs see! $19,500 (941485-5245
good,' looks good, power win-
1993 GMC, Flat bed cab over dows/doors, a/c & leather 03 HONDA ELEET EX
fake bed, 2 ton truck, excel- seats 78K miles. Asking! 4X4 Auto, running
lent condition. Asking $5500 $3,900 obo. SOLD! boards, only 39k $13.999
FIRM. Won't Last. Please call i n
4..4 1 9 i -nI !959 'iveradn Suhurbanl h,;h
mrPeasg; runs well ,gnfrrdTt,r, : Fl
00 ,3bj (,-.ij..iu i 7. [I .. .. .
S1994 FORD BRONCO FULL 2004HODA CRV EX 4X4
SIZE V8 AUTO, 4X4, 10OK MI very clean, auto
*IZ 'CLEAN. $3750/00 20k mi. $16,999
1995 F150 XLT, Great (9411-650-5785 W ld u
work truck, Dual Tanks 1997 NISSAN PATHFINDER*ee 6 7
& Ready to roll. Only 50k miles, loaded
Only $2,995! $7,990
Suncoast Auto PG Cramer Toyota 484-9000 7310 4 X 4'S
639-7300 1997 TOYOTA RAV 4
1995 GMC Top Kick, Low Pro- AUTO, AIR, ALL POWER 1994 FORD EXPLORER
file, 24' box truck. Cat diesel, $5,590 Only 73,500 Miles! Good
auto, ac, exc cond. Cramer Toyota 484-9000 Shape with Brand New
$6,000/obo (941)-468-0716 1999 GMC SUBURBAN Brakes& Tires. Excellent
Vehicle. $4,000 o.b.o.
1996 FORD F-150, not used SLE, 4x4, 350 Vortec V8, 3 (815)-520-8719
as a work truck. looks & runs seats, 5 drs, dual A/C, LCD
great. $3500. 941-627-5452 TV, CD, DVD player, 1995 Ford
loaded, exc. cond. in and F150 XLT Ext, Cab, 8 ft bed
1996 GMC SONOMAV6 out. $9500. (941)-613- w/topper $5,000. (863)-990-
Automatic, air, ext. cab, nice 1800 dir. 6364
cond. $4950 (941-468-1489999 TRAIL BLAZER, 4x4,
1998 DODGE RAM 1500 4.3 Vortec, V6, auto,
SLT, Laramie Ext. cab, 5.9 leather, loaded, new tires, 9
V8, auto, loaded, exc. brakes, trans, and more.
cond., 80k mi., $7900., Must see, like new,
(941)-613-1800 dir. $7900., (941)-613-1800 2003 Land Rover 4x4
1999 Dodge 1500 Quad Cab, dlr. Discovery SE. Leather,
138k mi., 318 auto, tow pkg. 2000 Ford Expedition Eddie loaded, low miles. Hard to
P/W, P/L, cruise, new brakes, Bauer all leather, $1500. TV find! Only $26,900.
nice truck, $5,800/obo, DVD installed, $13,500. obo Suncoast Auto PG
(941)-661-2512 anytime (863)-494-3386 639-7300


7341 TRAILER &
ACCESSORIES
2000 ALUM. PERFORMANCE
BOAT TRAILER. 2 Axle. Disk
brakes. For 18-22' Boat.
$1495/obo. (941)-6984796
2004 Cargo Express, 5x8,
rear barn doors, rt. hand side
dr. $2100obo (941)505-1808
2004 Pace enclosed trailer, 7'
X 14' box, double axle, elec-
tric brakes, GVWR 7,000 Ibs.
$4,100, (941)-639-8949
6'6" X 12'6" utility lawn open
trailer, tool box, drop ramp,
side rack holds 3 trimmers,
$875, Tom (941)-276-6512
B & G Trailers, Inc. Quality
enclosed trailers by Pace
American. Utility, Lawn,
Goosenecks & Equipment
trailers available. We also
have a full line of hitches,
parts & accessories. Visa
& Mastercard Accepted.
Mon. Sat.., 12677 Tamia-
mi Trl. So. Punta Gorda,
Call (941) 575-7876
CAR DOLLY, GOOD CONDI-
TION $500 OBO.
239-595-4014
NEW BOAT TRAILERS AT
Dealer Cost. Credit Cards
Accepted. WEST COAST
TRAILER (941)698-9902
Pace American Trailer 8 1/2'
X 20'. Car hauler, 70001b
axle's torfion bar suspension.
Used twice! New $6300 sell
for $3800 941-764-7775
Trailer homemade 8ft long by
6ft wide by 2ft high. $275. or
best offer. 941-475-2121
Utility trailer.w/drive up ramp,
9' X 6', brand new wheels &
spare, $500/obo, (941)-268-
3089
Utility Trailers, New &
Open, Enclosed, Car
Haulers, Equipment and
Dump trailers. Trailer hitches.
Sand wiring professionally
installed. Complete parts
store and trailer repairs.
Two-Morrow's Enterprises,
Inc. 999 S. McCall Rd. Engle-
wood, FL. 34223 941-460-
9700.


7360 CYCLES/MOPEDS/
SCOOTERS
1980 YAMAHA 750 Virago,
$500. obo. (941)-286-7319
or 286-7315
1985 HONDA Nighthawk S.
700cc, best offer, runs good.
1982 HONDA CB900C, best
offer (941)475-1109
1986 Police Special KZ 1000
Kawaski $2500 obo (863)-
993-2628 leave message
1.993 Yamaha TW200, trail
bike, 2,000 miles, exc. cond.,
$1,675 (941)423-1684
1994 Harley Davidson 1200
Sportster- like new, 5800 mi,
windshield, leather bLt; hri
mets. $5500. 94149'-' 341 i
1998 Harley Davidson Dyna
Super Glide, Only 10K miles,
forward controls, saddlebags,
many extras, $10,000 obo
Excel Cond, Garage Kept!
941-255-6967
1999 HARLEY Softail custom,
many extras, 12K miles, mint
condition. $12,400 neg. Call
941-380-1793
1.999 Roadstar Custom, Less
than 10K miles, $5500.
2864410 or 613-1288
2000 CMC/ Indian wide rider,
custom soft tail, must sell,
$9,500. (941)-916-6484
2001 Buell (Harley) X1 Light-
ening 3,100 mi., 102HP,
excellent cond. REDUCED
$3995/obo (941)429-5829
2001 HARLEY DAVIDSON
SPORTSTER 1200, Screamin'
Eagle II Kit, maroon/black,
only 4,900 mi. Runs great!
Like new! $6,500. Firm. (941)-
639-6728 or (941)-661-4571-
(P.G.I.)
2003 HONDA Reflex 250
scooter, 2000 actual mi, like
new $3700. 941-625-7510


7360 CYCLES/MOPEDS/
SCOOTERS

2001 YZ125, Bike'in excellent
condition! Very strong motor!
Many extras. Ready to race.
$2200. obo (9411-626-8319
HIS'& HERS matching'jade
grn. 2002 Road King, 3,700
mi, $6000 in accessories,
$18,000 OBO; 2002 Fat
Boy, $6,000 in accessories,
3,666 mi., $18,000 OBO.
(941)423-5582
Call after 5PM
2002 SUZUKI VL1500- Intrud-
er. 4400 miles, custom paint,
bars, pipes, braided cables,
back rest (Arlen New Mirrors)
great cruiser! $6500/ obo or
will trade (941)-627-5575 or
(941)-624-0066 ask for Joe.
2002 Yamaha V-Star Clas-
sic, 400 mi, $10,00O
invested, extras,' sacrifice
$5900/firm 1-207-841-
2441 Englewood
2004 HONDA CRF450 great
cond, garage kept, must sell.
$4000/obo. (941)-626-1186
ONE OF A KIND Custom Chop-
per. Not Mild Just Wild!.
$19,000. Appointment only
Call 941-623-3315.
TRIUMPH PARTS
projects or Riders
(941)-234-7743


7365 ATV 2003 LEISURE TIME FREE
SPIRIT 210A M. H., Only 18k
2002 Honda 300 EX miles! Freightliner w/ Mer-
$2500. cedes Turbo diesel. Loaded
S941-426-2837 Exc. Cond! $55,000. Will
2004"HONDA 250 EX bring to P.C. area for serious
2004 HONDA 250 EX
Exc. cond. Low hours. inquires only. (910)-612-1129
$2400 (941)-429-6181 2000 Coach House Wide
Bocy, KA190, 3500 Dedge
Suzuki LT80, runs great, Chasis, 30k mi, generator
$725 (941)416-1033 used 5 hrs. appliances never
used. New Tires, Roof A/C
7370 CAMPERS/ Micro, TV FantasticFan, Air
TRAVELTRAILERS Ride Steer Safe, Fully Con-
tained w/ power king bed, like
16' Screen Room W/2 doors, new $32,000. obo 863-
Can modify .to any size 990-3567
awning. $500 863494-3456 2001 JAYCO CLASS C 29'.
1987 29' CHATEAU, $3000. with slide-out, 28K miles,
obo (9411-575-6283' excellent cond with new tires.
1988 ALLIANCE $42,500. (941)-223-7412
1988 ALLIANCE Coach
camper, sleeps 6, all real 2002 Fleetwood Diesel
wood, very nice, $4000. obo. Bounder 39Z, 23,50.0 mi.,
(941)-627-0502 Iv. msg. 39', livingroom slide out, all
leather interior, hide-a-bed,
1995 WILDERNESS, 33' 5th 2 $85,900, (9411-575-7656
slide outs, front queen bed,
ducted heat & air, extremely 2002 RexHall American Clip-
clean. $11,500. 941-255- per, 36', Diesel pusher, super
1912 slide, dual air, 29K miles, X-
cond. $75,000, (941)-627-
2002 29' Dutchman Toy 8822 or (941-628-1203
Hauler. Like new, used twice.
$30,000 new, sell for 2003, 40' DUTCH STAR, Spar-
$16,800. Ph. (941)-697-8760 tan chaisse, Cummings 350
or cell 239-8254433 hp, 40 factory options,' plus 5
after market. 39K miles,
2002 Everest 323K 5th licensed in Montana (can be
Wheel, 3 slides, Queen bed, transferred) $128,000. 941-
slieper sofa, kitchen island, 625-6288.
raised oak cabinets, O
microwave, range oven, 2005 "OPEN ROAD" 5th
Splendide washer dryer wheel 38', new condition,
combo, 50 amp svc, 10 gal used once, 3 slides, "no more
...rt._r htr,,. free standing shower t1i,:. 1 r,a;' large.
dinette, recliners, tv, vcr,-dvd, r,:,wer, elec./propane hot
stereo, surround sound. Com- water, large toilet, 2 AC units -
plete with hitch, tripod, tow- one with heat, elec. fire place,
able waste tank; fully fur- also standard propane heat-
nished with all pots /pans/ ing..Beautiful oak interior,
utensils/ linens. Asking alum. wheels, tinted windows,
$34,000; Can email pictures never lube hubs, Torflex axles
upon request. Will deliver to and much, much more. View-
buyer when paid in full. Call ing by appointment only, cell
270-877-2567. (352) 586-1512, location
2003 1940 Rockwood ltd, Punta Gorda, $38,000, seri-
ous inquiries only.
pop up camper, air, awning,
sink, heated mattress, stove, 2005 31' Flaggstaff, Sleeps
spare tire, sleeps 6,very 9. Queen & Double are heat-
clean $3,500. 941-276-5994 ed, 2 slides, DVD, BBQ, Mag
Wheels, Awning. Only slept in
2005 DUTCHMEN TREASURE 10 days. Super nice! Like new!
SHIP, 28', 14' slideout, sleeps $19,500. 941-575-6488 or
10, Absolutely brand new! 941-2764143
$23,000. (941)-815-1506 37' GULFSTREAM 2003
(cell) Class A, fully loaded, 2 slide
outs,' 3,000 mi., Ford V-10,
/2'Toy Hauler, brand solid wood cabinets, corian
new, fully loaded, counter tops, double vanities,
$9,000. (941)-575-11 full size bath tub, 1 owner, no
storm damage, price reduced
27' 2002 SUNNYBROOK to $76,000. (941) 637-1068.
Good shape. $15,500 OBO $$ CASH PAID $$
(941)-962-4573 For Your Motor Home/
28', Aerolite 2001, 5th wheel, Travel Trailer Any Size or
super slide, hitch included. Price. Will Come To You.
$13,500. (941)-627-2214 (941)626-9075


7380 MOTOR HOMES/
RVs

FREE *
We'll sell your RV/Camper
at no cost!
Skip Eppers RV's
941-639-6969
We do it right!!
!!HELP !!
We have sold most of our
Motor homes!!
If you want CASH &
don't want your RV
CALL CAMPER DEPOT
639-6000


Call JH -'




Surfing
I will
never
be the
same!

629-8256
or
483-4848
A d of SuCoast Mea Group, In
Pubshers c Sun Herald New p .


When you're looking
for that special item,
look in the classified first.

To advertise call

207-1200

Venice/North Port

475-2200
Englewood


SUNCOAST BOATIN


7330 BOATS-POWERED 7330 BOATS-POWERED 7330 BOATS-POWERED 7330 BOATS-POWERED 7330 BOATS-POWERED 7330 BOATS-POWERED 7331 SAILBOATS 7335 CHARTER/
RENTALS


PUT A
PICTURE
OF YOUR BOAT
IN YOUR
CLASSIFIED AD

S CALL FOR DETAILS!
Venice & North Port
Call 941-207-1200

Englewood Areas
Call 941-475-2200

Pt. Charlotte Areas
Call 941-206-1200
1/01/06
14' SEA-NYMPH alum-V-
hull w/1988 15hp John-
son, runs great. No trlr.
$1000/obo (941)-474-6158
14' 2002 JR SKIFF four stroke
Mercury short shaft w/ trailer.
- $3500 (941)429-6181
14' Starcraft alum. boat,
9.9hp motor, boat cover,
trailer, oars, $12,00/obo.
(941)-629-7709


16.1' 1998 AQUA SPORT 18' 1984 Angler '88 140Hp 21 5' 1999'? a Fo... wa311
AQABPA99K798, 1998 50hp Johnson ne floor, 33 gal ajrund .:uddy I. rHF, TI aier
Johnson O/B, G04449198. gas tank & seats Bimini hydr. ev: .:onn Must iell due to ill-
1998 EZ Load galv. trailer, steering, trimtabs, trailer w/ -nes 57.700 94 t-53.'i345'
many extras, $6500. 224- elec. winch clean garaged
629-6698 cell. $2200 473-8146 21'- 2005 PARKER
Center console, 150 Yamaha
16' CAROLINA SKIFF, 1996, 18', 2000 SEA CHASER, CC, MANY EXTRAS, $27,900.
30hp Tohatsu w/trailer, just 90 hp Yahama, FF, GPS, live 941-698-1444, dir.
svcd, runs great. $3500/obo well, alum trailer, $9750. Call 21' 1995 CUTTY Off-shore w/
(941)426-6746 94-2-1 21'1995 CUTTY Off-shore w/
(941)426-6746 941-628-3871. trailer. 200 HP Yamaha. Exc.
16' McKee Craft, 1985, 85 19' GRADY WHITE CV.2 1994 cond. $7800 OBO (941)-423-
h.p.. Suzuki, CC, runs, 115 Yamatha, 4 stroke 2003, 6256 After 6PM
$1,500, (941-639-8976 263 hrs, trailer, $15,500. 21' AQUASPORT CUDDY,
17' Bass Tracker Bass Boat ( -239. 200hp 1982 Johnson. Alu-
60HP Merc. Runs Great, Live 19' STRATOS CC, 1997, trlr, minum trailer. Very clean oldie
Well etc. $2500 Call 941- 150 Johnson, C.G. equipd. NICE! but goodie. In water, will demo
629-2121 and ask for Daniel EXTRAS! $6500. 941-587-6100 $2500. 941-697-4165 .
17' 1987 BAYLINER, CC, 19'-1988 RENKEN Bowrider, 21' Sylvan 2000 Model deck
85hp Force eng. w/trlr. Pro- Merc. Cruiser I/O,. SS prop, boat. 115 HP Evinrude, bimini
ject boat, eng. is good, trir trailer, Low hrs. Nice cond. top, livewells, seats 12. Great
good, $875. (941-637-0654 Extras $3200. 941-380-1578 cond. readyfor fishing or plea-
sure. $8,900 941-626-9075
17' 2004 Carolina Skiff, 50hp 1998 Bayliner 160LX, 90HP,
yamaha, 4 stroke, trailer, fully galvanized trailer, fine run
equipt, ONLY 4 hours use. about. $4400. 941-493-9183 22' 1999 CREST Pontoon
$10,000. 941-639-1782 Boat, 70hp Johnson, 2003 EZ
1 1 20' Pontoon, 40hp Johnson, ltlv. trailer $11,000. 941-
17' fiberglass boat, 115 Mer- needs lower unit $800. 150 'e2lva0l02
cury, alum. trlr. w/ torsion Old Engl. Rd 941474-9594
spring, trolling motor, batter- 22' AQUASPORT, 1987
ies, live well, many extras. 21' 2003 Rinker 212Captiva Walk-around cuddy, 200hp
$3800/obo. (941)-6264825 B/R Liberty Edition. Exc.Con- Yamaha, $6,000/OBO
dition-Needs Nothing-Only (941)-828-0401
17' Price Reduced, 2004 BAY- 135 hours. Original Owner-
LINER CAPRI, Mere Cruiser Cruise,Fish,ski.Steal this Boat 22'2" AQUA SPORT, walk
motor. Still under warranty. &Trailerfor $15,995. Call for around cuddy, w/99 175hp
Great on gas!! $7,800/obo. details.' Johnson, w/trailer, exc cond.
(941-623-2720 941-223-2819 $6900/obo (941)-539-3977


23' PROLINE, '89 Model, walk
around cuddy, 1998 175HP
Yamaha, Very good condition,
ready for fishing! $5,900.
941-626-9075 dlr
24' SEA Chaser 2003, cc,
225hp Yamaha, 4-str, 80 hrs,
like new $31,000 (941)429-1253
25' "88" Mako wac, Show-
er/kitchen/head, 04 factory
paint job/rub rail/railing, all
cushion seats etc, 04, elect,
trim tabs 04, twin 04 Yamaha
150, 50 hrs, double axle trail-
er recon 04, garmin chart
plot/GPS & color depth finder
04. No storm damage! 28K
obo. (941)505-0657 Lv, Msg.
25' 1986 WELLCRAFT
Walk Around Cuddy with
1994 Yamaha 225 V-6 with
700 hours. Tandem-Magic
Loader Alum. Trailer.
$7,500 OBO MUST SELL!!
Englewood (585)-3224423
or (941)-378-3635
25' Bay shrimp boat w/Tan-
dom aluminum trailer, new
net, doors, winch, GPS, depth
finder & radio. Needs some
wood work. $6000 obo.
863-993-3253 after 6pm.
25' GRADY WHITE 1999
Yamaha 225, w/ CPR.
Console, GPS, chart plotter
trailer, low hrs., Exc cond.,
Extras- $28,900. (941)-
485-4605


25' SEAFOX, Bayboat, 2004 25.5' HUNTER sails, bimini,
Model w/ 225 HP 4 stroke knot meter, $1000. hurri-
Mercury. T-Top, leaning post, cane damaged. (941)-815-
electronics, trailer, full Factory 8766
Warranty, Ready for fishing!
needs nothing! $24,900. 7332 PERSONAL
(941-626-9075 WATER VEHICLES
26' 1988 SYLVAN Sport-Fish-
erman, 5.0 Mercruiser. new WANTED: Cash paid for
risers, SS prop + 2 extra unwanted Jet Skis or
props. Runs great! Full canvas Jet Skis in need of repair.
enclosure. Too much boat for (941)-613-0001
this old man! $5,100. obo
(941)-764-0614 7333 MISC.
27' '01 REGAL, Commadore. BOATS/WATER SPORTS
Twin Volvo 4.3 litre w/dual
props. $48,900. 743-5445
props. $48,900. 743- 5 Watertender 10 w/oars $220.
Boat Donations Needed 10' Foldaboat /.oars $220.
Non-Profit for (2) inflatables, $50. & $100.
lh & Fitn 3.5 hp Nisssan $200. Call
Health & Fitness 941-629-8674
Supports Special Needs
Call Dennis (800)488-6745 7334 OUTBOARD/
**** Free Pick Up *** MARINE ENGINES
Fl. Dept. of Agriculture CH16520


$$ CASH PAID $$
For Your Boat or Yacht.
Any Size or Price.
Will Come To You.
(941)626-9075

CLEAN USED BOATS
LARGE INVENTORY
FISCHER MARINE
(239)694-4626


1989 Nissan 8hp, new prop,
runs great, $800.
941-623-3178 080B
BRAND NEW 15hp Yamaha, 4
stroke, short shaft, will partial
trade for smaller 9hp. (941)-
624-4312/941-815-5048


Charter fishing trips off shore
or in shore. 35' Contender.
(941)-575-7867

7336 BOAT STORAGE/
DOCKING

FRESH WATER W/saltwater
access on the Peace River.
Dockage starting at $100/mo
FREE trailer storage. Nav-A-
Gator 941-627-3474.

7338 MARINE SUPPLY
& EQUIP.

Autohelm Mark 2 $250. Jib
luff 28.5' w/bag $100., dingy
davits $175., Yachting har-
nessw/tether $20. Blocks,
shackles, etc. Trinidad bottom
paint 1 gal. $60. Call 941-
629-8674
DAVITS 5500LBS,
$500/EA NEW IN BOX;
FLOAT ON CAT BOAT
RACK 26-30' $900/080;
USED ALUM BOAT LIFTS
10K LBS, $1500/OBO
CONTACT JOHN
941-650-1716


Need Cash?
Have A Garage Sale!


7338 MARINE SUPPLY
& EQUIP.

Raymarine 435 chart platter,
Navionics gold compact flash
card, Raystar 120 antenna,
Raymarine DSM 250 digital
sounder module. Everything
like brand new! $1200 for all!
(941)764-7775

7339 CANOES/
KAYAKS

2 FRENZY KAYAKS (yellow)
complete with extra padded
seats, paddles & life jackets,
$350/ea or $600/pair. (941-
479-1523 or 941-662-0479
Canoe 18', aluminum floata-
tion pillows, cartop supports.
$300. (941)-613-1995
FL's Largest Kayak Selec-
tion! Rentals, Tours, Classes.
Economy Tackle 6018 S
Trail, Sara. (941)922-9671
Flow Boat, 2 seater, like
Kayak, has wood paddles,
'$550 (941)423-1684
KAYAKS & CANOES
SALES, RENTAL, EQUIP.
LARGEST SELECTION IN
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
ESTERO RIVER
(239) 992-4050

Classified = Sales


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7370 CAMPERS/
TRAVEL TRAILERS
I BUY Travel Trailers, 5th
Wheels & Park Models. Pay
Cash/Top dollar. Call Dave
(813)-713-3217

7380 MOTOR HOMES/
RVs
11978 ROADCRUISER MH, 26',
350 Chevy, 8 cyl., sleeps 4-6,
sink, stove, fridge, bath,
stereo. Runs great! $2,500.
obo (941)-639-6728 or (941)-
661-4571 (P.G.I.)
1987 TRAVEL CRAFT motor
home 33 1/2 ft, totally self
cont., many extras, good
cond.$17,000.941-575-6842
1997, 34' AIRSTREAM EXCEL-
LA Trailer, widebody. Roller
over on-roadside, completely
rebuilt by Airstream. Low
mileage, w/leveling jacks, 2
skylights. Fantastic fan, rear
bedroom w/walk around
queen bed, Ig. cedar
wardrobe, center dinette con-
verts to extra bed, center
kitchen has 3 burner stove,
microwave/convection oven.
Front living room couch sleeps
2. Parquette floors throughout
in 2005. Outside Awnings.
Lots of extras. Very good con-
dition. $27,000. 205-826-
9668 or 941-505-9164


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WASHINGTON Experts differ on how many
U.S. jobs have been sent offshore, or may be. The
McKinsey Global Institute, a pro-business research
center, estimated that 11 percent of U.S. jobs -
almost 15 million hypothetically could be done
overseas.
Among the service-sector jobs that McKinsey
considers ripe for offshoring are engineering it
says 52 percent of U.S. engineering jobs could be
done elsewhere; accounting, 31 percent; and
insurance, 19 percent.
But McKinsey thinks only a small fraction offhe
jobs at risk will be lost. It projects that by 2008, 4.1
million jobs will move from developed nations,
primarily the United States and Europe, to develop-
ing countries.
Forrester Research expects that within 10 years,
at least 3.3 million U.S. jobs will be shipped to
lower-cost countries.
In November, 142.6 million Americans had jobs,
so the offshoring projections are a relatively small
share of the U.S. economy.
Archstone Consulting and. Duke University's
Center for International Business Education and
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shoring survey of 100 companies in October.
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Upcoming events at the
Career and Service Center of
Charlotte County, 19500 Toledo
Blade Blvd., Port Charlotte.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday. The center will
be closed Monday.
WORKSHOPS/SEMINARS
Career and Service Center


Orientation Tuesday, Jan. 3,
10, 17, 24 and 31,.1:30 p.m. to
3:30 p.m.,Resource Room. Pro-
vides information about eligi-
bility for training funds avail-
. able through the Workforce
Investment .Act _.and an
overview of the services avail-
able within the center. Con-


ducted by Southwest Florida
Workforce Council Services
Coordinator Patricia Fryer.
ResumeWriting -Wednes-
day, Jan. 4 and 18, 9 a.m. to
10:30 a.m., Resource Room.
Provides information and skills
on how to prepare a resume.
Conducted by Employer Ser-


vices Resource Room Coordi-
nator Dee Rutko.
Job iSearch/Labor Market
Information Wednesday,
Jan. 4 and 18, 11:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m., Resource Room.
Provides help in improving job-
seeking skills and information
on how to search for good jobs.


Provides local employment
opportunities and methods
and resources to find area jobs.
Conducted by Rutko.
Interviewing Skills Thurs-
day, Jan. 12 and 26, 11 a.m. to
12:30 p.m., Resource Room.
Provides techniques and skills
to assist job seekers with inter-


views. Conducted by Rutko.
For more information, call
Fryer at (941) 613-1434 orRutko
at (941) 613-1448, ext. 232.
The center is an equal oppor-
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available upon request to
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credit and financial informa-
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and borrowers. Must'have
good analytical, computer &
orginanizational skills. Must be
willing'to wiok in a team envi-
ronment: -Bachelor degree -in'
Finance,~Accounting or Bust-,
ness Administration and credit
analysis experience is
rqciuired.' Send resume to'
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992 Tamiami Trail. PC
(941) 624-5570
STYLIST & NAIL TECH F/T
rental. Positive work envir-
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Television Production
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Government Access Televi-.
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ADMINISTRATIVE FT. Must have computer skills
ASSISTANT and accounting skills. Pay
MS Excel & Word & commensurate with experi-
multi-tasking abilities a ence. Fax resume to (941)-
must, corporate experi- 743-3146
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benefit package, Part time Stenographer, 30 to
growth for opportunity 40 hours per month at Herons
incl continuing ed. Glen Golf & Country Club
Immediate position located in North Fort Myers.
available in Venice Attends meetings, takes min-
area. utes for executive board,
ejbrannick@yahoo.com some evenings. Shorthand
required. Call Dave Klackle
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Moni-Fri.. Must be experi-
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Fax resume to: (941)-637-
9598 or Email to:, deb-ken-
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CONSTRUCTION
OFFICE Looking for
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UPSCALE ASSISTED
Living facility is looking
for a F/T 4-midnight
FRONT DESK RECEPTIONIST
Excellent benefits.
Fax resume to: 484-6674
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Financial Employee Leasing is 505-9511, ask for Shawney
seeking qualified applicants to or Scott.
join ou'tfast paced payroll pro-


Scessing teams. Must possess
good computer & data entry
skills, be extremely depend-
able, detail oriented and have
excellent telephone & cus-
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t1 4 11 .' !.'-..:. 4 or- email:
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2030 MEDICAL

1 F/T Receptionist anid 1 F/T
Veterinary technician. Apply at
Charlotte Animal Hosptial
23041 rlarborviewiRd. P.C.
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Holiday special $250/incl:-
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to schedule interview 941 time. Call (941)-255-5939 harletd971@aolco purchase orders, sub (All Shifts) CMA or LPN F/ in Pediatric task,
PUNTA GORDA 505951 ,- -ask-for-Shawney-. Eai phyllisg@carlsontraiv-elrc-l- c-hacom negotiation, development office. Exp. pref. Benefits, greal
OFFICE or Scott: and preparation of options *C.N.A. s Full Time Fax resume to (941)-412- grow
Insurance Agency in 2015 BANKING LEFl.L F. iTIl .:.manuals, and central dis- (7-3, 11-7) 5 or call (941-412-1515 inc
NOW OPENFOR ALL .Englewood loDking for pro- ,. ribur .,ro h brtion. Construction r Co Multil
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-. p-r :- ,- p. j i.n ,. I ,F I. resume to 941-441-1399 or mail 25325 Rampart Blvd. for busy surgical practice.
1 wN T eek. Duties include: processor for our North Port to: (941) 764-1784 or to sandw@waterfodcom- PortCharlotte, FL 33983 Must possess exc. people
331.SULLIVAN ST er san diw@ waterfordcom- Port Charlotte, FL 33983
33 SULLIAN ST veeringn g pones greeting office. Computer and a,:::u,-ri apply ihi person, at: ,paniescom ormail to HR (941)629-7466% skills. Competitive salary
(Green 2-story .:u:r:mers, filing and general ing exp. preferred t.ur r.I Seabreeze Electric, 892 anor &great benefits including
house, groud fl : dutlie:Fax resume torequired Salary + beius- Tamiami Trail, Pt. Charlotte Man aer Waterford Co m- Co100% paid employee E
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Corner of West -r1"4756556- Ume to AAA 4.:.01 i t :-. Trail, Ste 101, Venice, FL Karen Lawrence, SDC healthnsurance-: tantJfe
Virginia Ave. and ..r, 941-4239777. .'- Comnmercial construction 34285. EOE 941-4 Fax esm T hur,fice
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BUSINESS HOURS resume to 475-0550 Bright Lg Office, clean mod- Contructio exp a plus. wordexperience a must. 60 Bed Skilled Weekends only. Single must.
ern prof bldg on i Bs. 41 Phones, filing, data entry, a/p, Drug Free Workplace. Fax Nursing Facility Is Hiring (941)-6
,IC C.A.M. neeEdedr Venice Signage, parkig a/r. Must have great commu- resume to 941-488-4963. shift or doubles.
Monday- Friday for 454 unit mobile home park 5inlo jii 0 nication skills. Fax Resume e tte r r n s 9RN OR LPN .EOE. DFWP. Apply at FRONT
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S,220/440 Agents, (941 -27-2233 d- TAX PREPARER, :ll, ir,.-.i Boca Grande. F/T Mon-Fri appraisals@daystar.net Apply in person to:
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ties availaldlE Tr.,p i-P '. i .: i PAYABL ':. --,r't' tion -Assistant "Two 'years "Sales Office. Computer profi- available at Murdock Fami- M-F, 8-5. Benefits. Fax
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EOE M/F Punta Gorda law firm. Must e...x p e r e n c.e
EXP HAIR STYLIST to join be able to prepare closing necessary, earn while
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2030 MEDICAL
CAREGIVER F/T
2:30-10:30pm Mon Fri.
First aid, CPR & Meds
class req. (941)-484-1222
CAREGIVER Imme-
diate opening
AFTERNOON &
EVENING SHIFT,
exp'd. Will train.
941-628-9030
CAREGIVER LIVE-IN for
small ALF in Venice. Will train
Background &clean drug
test. Call 941-468-2673
CAREGIVERS NEEDED.
F/TNights, 10PM-8AM &
Evenings, 2PM-10PM.
Call Sandhill Gardens
(941-764-6577 9AM4PM
CERTIFIED MEDICAL .
ASSISTANT/NURSE NEEDED:
for family physician. 4 days
per week. Computer skills -
required. Fax. Resume to
941-485-8062

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nced Dental Assis-' met 'and benefits. Send
needed for fast paced resume to Dorie @19531
Good salary. Mon. Toledo Blade Blvd., Port
(941)-624-0990 Charlotte FL 33948 or fax
LERK- FT Position for (94)' 766-1212. DFWiP.
octor's office. E.pen-i
id attention to detail a Licensed Pharmacist
Heavy filing. Call Friday & Saturday only.
25-0600. Island location.
Call Holly
OFFICE FULL TIME for.. (941)468-4475
lysical Therapy ou:e. (
ter prol.r.r~ LPN FT ,
i. Fax -it -- 11- 9,
-M. Fa 4 urdock- Family 1-Mediine is
)NT OFFICE- FI- :lookingU'to hire:- ndocrine
ntic w/superior cu:t :rr. :ierin,.-ed LPI., Ex,ellent
sfor checking, check-out, ,working environment, compet-
posting. Computer litera& itive pay and benefits.. Send
red. Prior med exp help- resume to Bridget .@ 19531
to: (941)4924655 OR Toledo Blade Blvd., PC 33948
ALL 941493-0311 or fax to 941.766.7999
SDFWF
,BA;ADA LPN NEEDED for busy Doc-,
S. .'torso ffice. Must be' 'l6fes-
NUIRSES sional & a team player. Good
, eca especis", benefits Great hours. Please
-Q x '"r is to. 941 1 91401
)ME HEALTH resume 941 01
ES & CNAS's MEDICAL: Come in to apply
S& S and let's discuss our new
ed Immediately for 2006 pay rates
wood and Venice.
ly & sign on bonus. CARETENDERS HOME
na Jordan, to begin HEALTH
immediately.
-953-5900. or fax, RNs:, Needed for Medicare
e to 941-953-9595. HomiT, f Iralli v: iiitn ,Cm,:hr-
KEEPER I.:,r tui,, ALF' W n.e I.:.uNr, a-es. Iull riT &
experience h loi ul"i "P i 1 "a Hours
person Sandhill Gar-. 'uri 'ur ,mie'.ul'e Grea
4949 Sandhill Blvd. visitrafes and mileage.
reek, (941)-764-6577 ,e conta
Please contact:
sekkeepers Nancy Ciuici
Ph# 239-481-5999
eded at local nursing Fax# 239-481-9448
. Daylight shifts, Exe- Email: NancyCiunci@care-
ent Pay & Benefits tenders.com
PLY IN PERSON: EE
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e Albee Farm Rd. NEED A JOB?
Albee Farm RECK TE .
e (941)-484-0425 ". CLASSIFIEDS!


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set-out for yourself.: Come make 2006 your ye a-r
here at Fawcett Memorial Hospital!


Nursing *- Allied Health Support Services

Make it your goal to attend our Career Fair!
Wednesday, January 4th,.from 7am-11am
Fawcett Memorial Hospital Front Lobby

ForPreferred Consideration, Visit:
www;fawcettjobs.com


Apply online now for a future of possibility, along with
excellent benefits, sign-on bonuses, education/scholarship
programs, and a satisfying, collaborative atmosphere'in a
waterfront co6mmuiy. If unable to see us online, please
contact Karen Gentry at (941) 629-1181, ext. 6619.

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030 MEDICAL

FT 11-7 Bonus,
POOL WITH NEW
LPN/RN FT 11-7 fof
d SNF Apply in person
arlotte Harbor Health-
1000 Kings Highway;
:e Harbor. EOE Drug
workplace.
Dishwasher, Servers.
enes, immed. start.
at: Lexington Manor
Veterans Blvd, PC.
ELOR-THERAPIST for
n Counseling practice.
d & experienced pre-
(941)-916-2222

ITAL ASSISTANTS
rience a plus, flex-
Sschedule, great
benefit package,
Rth for opportunity:
Ic continuing ed.
ple locations in Tri-
nty area, immedi-
lositions available.
941)-350-0835
NTAL LAB TECH
ssibility of $12/Hr.
+ delivery. Will train..
le. (941)716-5120

DENTAL TEAM
COORDINATORS
perience a plus,
t be able to multi-
flexible schedule,
t benefit package,
rth for opportunity
:c continuing ed.
Ile locations in Tri-
nty area. immedi-
positions available.
941)-350-0835


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..--: -- ... Merchandisers-
: $10.00/ Hr to Start
Increases Every 30 days for 1st 6 Months
.* Vehicle or Mileage Provided
.: ...... -... 3 Positions Open :
FullTime Day-Locally.: .
"" '':500"o 90o.Day.Hiring Bonus;
'.: P'art Time Evenings-Locally"
'Par Ti e nWeekends-Arcadia, Resident a Must
Training Provided

S. Class A CDL Driver
Includes- nvoicing & Customer-Service
.. : Tues-Sat Workweek, 45+-Hours
Increases Every 30 Days forthe 1st 6 Months
........ $4,000 90 Day Hiring-Bonus


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H lS 'biplioma/GED Required, Clean Driving
record, Work is Physically Demanding.
6 pportunities-for Ad'. :,rinnieril in Sales,
Dei e Operations, and Administration.

Impressive Benefit Package Includes: -
...- Free Beer Monthly -
: Blue-Cross/Blue ShieldMajor Medical .
Health; Dental,Life; Disability
Educational Assistance
...And More

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Home Health
R Case Mar.

RN with private 'duty
home health & supervi-
sory experience (non
medicare). Marketing
experience a plus
*Flexible 30 hr Schedule
*Full benefit & time off pkg
*No weekends .", :
Position location is in
Venice, FL at luxury community

Apply Mon-Fri & Sat at
Sarasota BayClub
1301 N. Tamiami Tr.
Sarasota
Ph: 941-366,7667
ext. 308 or.316
Ibaiema@sarasotabayclub.net
EOE/DFWP
HYGIENIST Experienced for
general dental practice in
Venice. Looking for a team
player. Call (941)4974997
*CNAs.
We are full and adding posi-
tions. Still need CNAs 3PM &
11PM 7AM FT & PT
APPLY IN PERSON:
Heritage Health Care Ctr.
1026 Albee Farm Rd.
Venice (941)-484.0425
Lab Technician, Assistant -
Murdock Family Medicine
in search of an organized,
efficient individual with
prior moderate to high
complexity lab experience.
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2030 MEDICAL

Medical Clerk FT.
MA/CMA Preferred. Med-
ical office experience
required. Excellent work-
ing environment, competi-
tive pay and benefits. Send
resume to Glenda at
19531 Toledo Blade Blvd.,
PC 33948 or Fax to 941-
788-7999. DFWP.
MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST/
MA/LPN. FT. Ped. Exp. &
Med. Mgr. Exp. Necessary.
Contact Diane 625-4919
MEDICAL ASSISTANT
(PHLEBOTOMY)
VENICE ISLAND

Florida Cancer Specialists is
looking for a Medical Assistant
with excellent phlebotomy
skills to work in our Venice
Island Office. This position will
also perform lab work, take
vitals, assist doctors, and fol-
low up on their requests.
Prior experience in a physi-
cian's office or hospital and
extensive experience with
blood draws is required! This
position is full time, Monday
through Friday. You may fax
your resume to: Office
Manager at 486-1701 or
e-mail it to
resumes@f!cancer.com.
EEO / DFWP
MEDICAL CODER for cardiol-
ogy practice. Immediate open-
ing for a Coder with a mini-
mum of 3 yrs. coding & com-
pliance experience. CPC pre-
ferred. Misys Tiger System
experience preferable, but will
train the right candidate. Fax
resume to: (941) 629-1737
MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST
"Girl Friday". F/T. Venice/ Port
Charlotte. Computer savy reqd.
Fax resume: (941)485-6314
Neurology group adding, a
physician looking for an expe-
rienced Nurse & Receptionist.
Fax resume to 764-6494.




Life
care
center
of punta Gorda

Now hiring -
Licensed Nurses/ CNA's
all shifts.
Housekeeping &
Dietary Aide positions
available,

Apply in person or
fax resume
450 Shreve St.
Punta Gorda, FL '
Phone 941-639-8771
Fax 941-639-3422

OPHTHALMOLOGY Assis-
tant. Full time COA.or Scribe
for busy ophthalmologist.
Ophthalmology experience
preferred. Excellent benefits
provided. Fax resume.to.Zus-
'Tan E:,e C'ar Center 941-




OPTICAL SALES
FT/PT Experience
a plus. Willing to train
for Venice Location.
Call 813-385-1872.

Pediatric practice seeks
LPN/ Medical Assistant.
IMut t m a .- 3,T, player. Com-

Please fax resume to: 9.41-
6294701 Attn: Tina. .
PHYSICAL THERAPIST.
Currently interviewing for full-
time PT in Port Charlotte.
SNF exp. pref'd. Call Lisa Mur-
phy 800-432-9592, fax to
800-432-9593.
Imrehabcplus@comcast.net
PHARMACY TECHNICIAN

Florida Cancer Specialists'
Venice Health Park office is
seeking an experienced Phar-
macy Technician with prior
experience preparing admix-
tures in a hospital pharmacy.
Working hours are Mon.- Fri. 8
to 5! No weekends
required! Qualified candi-
dates can fax their resume to
the Office Manager at 496-
8558 or e-mail to
resumes@flcancer.com!
EEO DFWP
Physical Therapist needed
for busy Punta Gorda office.
Top pay/benefits. Contact
Owen @ (941) 915-7101
Physical Therapist Techni-
cian Position Available.Out-
patient clinic seeking ener-
getic, outgoing individual,
experience helpful but will
train. Fax resume to "(941)
743-8850
Physical Therapy Tech Part
Time needed for Punta Gorda
office. Will train. Apply in per-
son. 530 E. Olympia Ave. PG
(941)-575-7300
RECEPTIONIST needed for
Doctor's office. Must be team
player and able to multi task.
Experience needed. Please
fax resume to 941- 613-2401
RESIDENT AIDE for assisted
living facility. Full time 11PM -
7AM. Apply in person:
Regents Club; 22332 Vick St.
PC, (941-627-5388


RESIDENT AIDE for assisted
living facility. Full time 7AM -
3PM. Apply in person:
Regents Club, 22332 Vick St.
PC, (941-627-5388
RN/LPN for 3PM-
11:30PM & 7PM 7AM
Baylor Full Time & also PT
positions available. Any shift.
APPLY IN PERSON:
Heritage Health Care
1026 Albee Farm Rd.
Venice 941-484-0425


2030 MEDICAL

RN
Supervisor,
F/T 3-11pm
$1000 sign on bonus
Call or apply in person::
Quality Healthcare Ctr,
6940 Pan American Dr.
North Port
(941)-426-8411
RNs, LPN, CNAs, RA, F/T.
Benes. Immed. start.
Apply at: Lexington Manor
20480 Veterans Blvd, PC.
Stress Lab Tech M F -
7:00am 3:30pm (flexible).
Experience w/IV's, blood
pressures and EKG's
required. Experience
w/treadmills a plus. Full ben-
efits including 401(K). Week-
ends off. Fax resume to:
(941) 629-1737

WANTED
P/T Nurse or Medical
Assistant for busy ENT
office. Must be cheerful,
smart, reliable, and hard-
working. Prefer Medical
Office Exp., Hector N.
Hernandez, MD, PA, in
Port Charlotte, FL Fax
resume directly to
(941)505-9253 or leave
voicemail (941)766-3083


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Auntie Anne's Pretzels
Now hiring crew &
management positions.
Apply in person Port Char-
lotte Towne Center Mall.
Benedetto's Steakhouse now
hiring Managers, Banquet
Managers, Assistant Man-
agers, Servers, Bussper-
sons, Dishwashers,Bar-
tenders, Broiler Cooks (top
pay), Broiler Cooks with
experience starting @
$12/hr. (813) 504-5218
Boca Grande Restaurant
seeks full time DISHWASHER
'/BUSSER. Please call Mark
at 941-286-8626.
Drug free workplace.
Breakfast-Lunch Server.
Apply Linda Lou's Home-
cooking, 3974 South Tami-
ami Trail, Venice
BUSY WATERFRONT
RESTAURANT IN ENGLW.
Needs servers.
S 1855 Gulf Blvd.
(941)-475-6801
CAFE 776 IS now accepting
applications for WAIT STAFF &
HOST PERSON Apply in
person 9AM-11AM:
138 N. Indiana Ave, Englw
CHEF, COOK & BAKER.
Experienced for new N.P. ALF
& retirement facility.
Fax resume (941)-764-8767.
or Apply 10AM-1PM
(941)-764-6577
DIETARY AIDES
River Oaks Retirement &.
Assisted Living Community has:
New starting salary, w/
Exp'd pay differentials &
BENEFITS START AT
30/HRS PER WK.
Please apply in person at
RIVER OAKS
925 S. F;i.r Pd
Englewood FL ::4.'. EOE
941474-8600
AL#5501
COOKS full time/part time,
flexible hours. Benefits.
Cracker Barrel, 800 Kings
Hwy. Apply in .person. EOE,.
DFWP


0 RESTAURANT/ D S
HOTEL DAYS INN
HOUSEKEEPING
Apply in person:
1941 Tamiami Trail P.C

S5+++---+/HR Dishwasher, Monday- Friday,
7am lpm. Good starting pay.
ES SHIFTS AVAIL Call (941)255-3524 leave
AAIT STAFF message or call back. Nancy's
EAT HOURS Diner 2686 Tamiami Trail,
4PM-9PM; Port'Charlotte
4PM-9PM
\pply in Person DISHWASHERS full
lEA'S RESTAURANT' time/part time, flexible
:0 W. Miami Ave. hours. Benefits. High Scool
11-484-5187 students encouraged to
apply. Cracker Barrel, 800
k t Kings Hwy. Apply in per-
son. EOE, DFWP
Xe.e.Ot DISHWASHERS/PREP wanted
PT. Apply in person after
c3:30 Briandi's Restaurant,
202 S. Trail, Nokomis
A Place to wirk :' -Se Habla Espanol-
Id be like chbosing a DRIVERS; -wanted,- P-T--week-
ne wine. You want ends. Must be reliable w/
thing pleasant that fits decent MVR. 941-627-9200-
tastes, and only gets
better with time. HAMPTON INN

ome to Olive Garden 'NIGHT AUDITOR
e the authentic Italian Apply in person:
ig experience is our 24480 Sandhill Blvd.
on. Here we share the
irit of Italy with our Herons Glen Golf and Country
ts, and the feeling of club located in N. Fort Myers,
with our employees; seeks exp:; fobod"and'bever-
iver why Olive GArd'f- age manager-for its'outstand-
the perfect career-- ing.and.ve:y busy lub res'tau-
choice for you. :rant. Send resume to Dave
Hiring Culinary and Klackle General Manager
ice Team Members 2250 Avenida Deo Vera suite
100 N. Fort Myers. or E-mail
ie & Production daveklackle@hgrecdistrict.com
ks, Dishwashers, HOST & HOSTESS full
vers, Bartender, time/part time, flexible
Host and Bus hours. Benefits. High Scool
students encouraged -to
s a little taste to get apply. Cracker Barrel, 800
started. Ourbenefits Kings Hwy. Apply in per-
started Our benefits son EOE, DFWP
I, + o ,,arloc son. EOE, DFWP


lllrlUUC 11CAIU[IC) 3II;CUUICO,
excellent training, meal'
discounts, paid'
vacation, medical/dental
insurance, 401(k) savings
plan, and management
career advancement
opportunities. Come see
the difference we're
making at Olive Garden.
To apply, visit us today
at: Olive Garden,
1341 Tamiami Trail,
Port Charlotte.





When ja~ie .ene

EOE M/F/D/V.
www.olivegarden.com
All Positions, Managers,
.Assistant Managers, Inside
Help. Delivery Drivers, $10-
$15/hr cash nightly, we pay
gas. Domino's Pizza,
Venice (941) 484-3030
Sarasota (941) 345-7553
ANGELINO'S PIZZERIA
NOW HIRING
PIZZA MAKERS
SERVERS
COOKS
Apply within. 992 Tamiami
Trail, PC (941)-624-0161
Are you looking for year round
employment? VILLA SANS
SOUCI RETIREMENT has a
FULL TIME WAITSTAFF posi-
tion avail. 6:30AM- 2:00PM.
Apply in person at 2305 Aaron
Street, Port Charlotte.
-NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE-
ASSISTANT FOH Mgr., Cooks,
and all positions. Apply in per-
son: Nav-a-gator Grill, just off
Kings Hwy. 941-627-3474.


ISLES YACHT CLUB
New Facility Now Hiring
LINE COOKS
Drug Free Workplace
Apply in person: 1780 W.
Marion/ Jamaica Way. P.G.
Tues .-Fri 9AM-2PM OR.
CAL'L (941) 639-1908

JOHNY'S
DINER & PUB
Now Hiring;r
PM LINE COOKS
KITCHEN STAFF
Apply in person:
1951 Taniami Tr., P.C.
Blue Cross Medical
after 90 days.

6 GRILL COOKS
COOKS
SERVERS
DISHWASHERS
HOST &
HOSTESS

ALL SHIFTS
Apply in Person
800 Kings Highway
Port Charlotte




Old Caitry Store
MANATEES PIZZA now hiring
delivery driver, day and night
shift. Apply in person 3941
Tamiami Trail Unit 3135
MOTEL 6 is looking to fill the
following positions: HEAD
HOUSE KEEPER & HOUSE-
KEEPING. Will train. Apply in
person at 9300 Knights Dr.,
Jone Loop/1-75. Punta Gorda.


2040 RESTAURANT/ 2050 SKILLEDTRADES 2050 SKILLEDTRADES 2050 SKILLED TRADES
HOTEL
f[T1At The
NOW HIRING FRY COOKS, READY MIX Palm Collision
DISHWASHERS, CASHIERS, DISPATCHER PRINCE Center in
HOSTESSES & WAITSTAFF. MANAGER, A construction industry Punta Gorda
FT/PT openings available stry has immediate
Apply in person: Fishery Rest., Miami Valley Concrete leader, is currently looking openings with
13000 Fishery Rd. Placida. all Locations for the following people experience in
941-697-2451 Applicationsbeing to help us in Venice:the following
Now hiring Hostess, Cooks, accepted for ready Office Engineers departments:
Servers & Dish Washers mix dispachmanag- Finish Dozer Operators Heavy Collision Tehs
Apply in person, Clock Faly y mum two Pipe Foreman WITH SIGNING BONUS
Restaurant, 1121 E. Oak St. Pipe Crews Also needed:
Arcadia. NO Phone calls year experience Pipelayers *Detail
please, required in AES or Laborers w/pipe exp. *Estimator
NOW HIRING Command Data Dis- Co etit god Great pay plan. Full
Competitive pay, good time, Medical & Dental,
Pizza Makers parching Sysems benefits. Previous experi- 401K and more.
" Server s and management. ence and a clean driving Call Ron Jekonski
" Delivery Drivers Call Ron Jekonski
* Cooks Full benefit package record required. Please (941)-639-1155
Apply within. Luigi's Pizza available. EOE drug apply in person at 1505 for an immediate interview.
3883 Ta mi Trail PCTamiami Trail S., Suite DFWP/- EOE L
3883 Tamiami Trail PC. Free Workplace 402 in Venice or call 941-
NOW HIRING: GRILL Call 941-915-2048 492-3444 or fax resume AUTO TECH. Must have tools
COOKS Apply in person: Bob to 941-492-2333. DFWP. fence Ex
Evans. 4080 Tamiami Trail, EOE. FL Lic #QB0001789. eCall Rick (941) 575-7294 p
Charlotte Harbor. Positions Available: Auto Body. Growing business
Miami Valley Concrete needs more combination Autobody Tech w/ heavy colli-
all Locations workers for fiberglass, wood, sion exp. cell ntBenefit
01-RLCK DRIVERS 'metal, fabrication, painting, program 401k call Jack Man-
raCK DRIV S interior and prep work. Supe- ningat Arcadia Chevrolet
cS (Class A&B CDL) T rior wages, benefits; flat rate (8631-494-0665
=m W _LODE R OPERATORS .I
OFORKI.FTr OPEJtATORS .system, insurance, holidays, AUTOMOTIVE
NOWHIRING:uniforms. Charlotte RV AUTOMOTIVE
NOW HIRING: ECHAN Service in Port Charlotte. SERVICE
Open to 4PM *L ORS 941-883-5555 TECHNICIANS
& Excellent Wages Palm Hyundai is taking
4PM to Close Fll Benefit Pkg applications for Service
4PM to Cle F Bnefit Pkg Technicians. The hottest
eueIdrufifree workplace .. ..,selling car in the market
Apply : Call 941-915-2048 EXPERIENCED ONLY today and service is busy
PEACHLAND & HIGHLY MOTIVED all the time: Anyone-
McDONALDS TRAINEES looking for the benefits
2433 Peachland Blvd. LOCAL WORK of a newcar dealer and
not already in a dealership
Or should apply immediately!
MURDOCK Interested applicants
.McDONALDS please call
1805 Tamiami Trail PC. .Mr. Dennis Tagge at
(941)-639-1155 x 330
+ tool allowance or apply in person at
; .IMMEDIATE HIRE Palm Hyundai.
OLIVE GARDEN is no MAINTENANCE Full benefit pkg E.O.E. / D.F.W.P
hiring motivated, upbeat MECIHANIC Starting day
SERVERS. Will provide day 1 Jim (941)488-4608 AUTOMOTIVE
benefits. No side work! eoe/dfwp. SERVICE
Apply in person to: Join PGT Industries, a TECHNICIANS
1341 Tamiami Trl., Pt.Char. leading manufacturer. A/C DUCT INSTALLER Palm Chrysler
of state-of-the-art win- Some experience or will train. Dodge Jeep is taking
PORT CHARLOTTE MOTEL, dows and doors, as a Valid FL drivers license. n fo vice
Experienced FRONT DESK full-time Maintenance (941)-485-3238 applications for Service
PERSON & HOUSEKEEPERS Mechanic.hnicians. he hottest
needed. Must apply in person, A/C SERVICE selling vehicles in the mar-
3491 Tamiami Trail, PC The qualified candidate TECHNICIANS ...... ket today and service is
Porto Bello Restaurant will be responsible for No sales. Up to $25/hr. busy all the time. Anyone
rlow hiring Servers, wil pay the installation, mainte- Benefit pkg. 59 yr old look aing for the benefits
i'4 15 perr hur clr, m-ke nance, and repair of company. Call Paul of a n a dealer n
Sup 15toper hour cn we production machinery 941-315-0745 not already in a dealership
up .IOaw ni production machinery a should apply immediately!
Sact i Ben or Carl and mechanical equip- A/C SERVICE TECHS, Interested applicants
hydraulic systems, and DUCTMECHANICS, lesecall
Prep Cook, Male or Female, machineprocesses.HELPERS & Mr. Dennis Tagge at
pCo, ale o emale, machine procssesss. DUCT CLEANING TCH (941)-639-1155 x 330
Do all phases of kitchen. Must possess the abili- DUCT CLEANING TECH (941)-639-1155 x 330
Please apply at Clubhouse. ty to troubleshoot elec- NEEDED. or apply in person at
Bobcat Trail Golf Club trial/electronic con- Must be exp.(Will train Palm Chrysler
trols, piping and tub- helpers), Service .Techs --Dodge Jeep
Sing. pneumatic controls earn great wages &-per- E.O.E. / D.F.W.P
and hydraulic systems. formance pay. Must have
winning attitude. BOBCAT OPERATOR

941-429-0500 Requirements include a Mechanics are paid needed for Swimming
minimum of 3 years top piece work pay. Pool Contractor in P.C.
RED LOBSTER Now hiring experience in journey- Change outs, rough & Class C License
ALL POSITIONS A fun and level equipment main- trims. DFWP. Must have required. DFWP.
exciting place to work! Apply tenance knowledge of valid FL drivers lic. call (941)-743-3794
in person to: 1331 Tamiami electrical/electronic, Apply 4 Seasons AC,
Trail, Port Charlotte. pneumatic and 1592 Market Cir., BRADY CONCRETE now
RESTAURANTM E hydraulic systems. Murdock (941)-627-2132 hiringE ORM CARPENTERS.
RESTAURANT-MANAGER Shitwoks.1/2 as & FINISHERS for immed.
for Eco Tour. 1 Person Oper- Shif works /2d ys .I .: ES '- :. II,r,,,, l.:.l,,,,, Must have Flori-.
No ok~ Han- nand 3 1/2 days off. M_,utr;a ve, l,',, .: -"
action. Nog:eoking, Food Han- *HdHii''5PM-5AM INSTALLERS pA"1',, '1 IL O.n, experienced-need
dlers Cert. a Plus. Other posi- 'H i'5P 5AM' "INSLLERS ppl(941)-575-8319
tioners available. Other posi- with every other week- 4186 Kings Hwy. P.C. appl (941)-575-8319
tons available. Punta Gorda. e of Position is ei-
Cal M a 80 5-53 end off. Position is eli- Burglar Alarm & Low Volt-
Call Maryann 800-500-5583 gible for quarterly ALL PHASES OF CONSTRUC- Bu r Alarm & Lowol
RIVER CITY GRILL gainsharing bonus; TION. Daily Pay! $8.00- Sage staler. 54r new olf
Voted Charlotte's #1 Restau- shift differential, and $16.00/hr. Suncoast babor SinNorth Por.. Existing &
rant. Now hiring, has opportunity for Solutions. (941)-613-0070 growing clientele. Experi-
SBar Managers advancement. ALUMINUM INSTALLERS & enced installers & techs.
eBar Tenders HELPERS, experience need- Benefits! Contact: Mark
eServers Please apply in person, ed. Transportation & drivers (941)-391-0188
eBus People MondayFriday,-from icense,req.,,(941)d27Q-0921"
*Dishwashers 7:30am-5pmiat 100 c ... CABINET SHOP
Apply daily 2-4pm Technology Drive, : AREA CONSTRUCTION. $500 BONUS AVAILABLE
(941)639-9080 Nokomis (exit 195, off M~ANAGER NEEDED CABINET.INSTALLER
1-75); Fax your resume Must have 4 plus years TOP BUILDER/LAMINATORI
Sam Seltzer's Steakhouse to 941-486-0809; or experience in custom FULL BENEFITS
Now Hiring Dishwashers & e-mail home building. Extensive CALL 941-235-1300
Servers,must be 21 yrs or recruiting@pgtindustries.c knowledge of build time
older. Apply M-Th 2-4PM Port om permitting draws and
Charlotte Town Center Mall www.pgtindustries.com punch list. Great pay,
Seminole Lakes Country Club EOE Drug Free Workplace benefits and bonuses.
off 41 in So. Punta Gorda now Fax resume to: 727-835-
hiring AM.-.PM.Servers, great The,. 1140,, Drug Free Work
hours & pay, apply in person, -Th ,N L Place. EOE. .
Tues-Sat, l0am-4pm. S. U N-
A Asphalt workers needed in
SERVERS'&HOSTESSES All North Port area. $12/hr.
Shifts. Experienced. Apply: ea dr s lc
Stuff A Belly Diner, 14525 PUT CLASSIFIEDS Repair Service Call. Asphalt
Repair Service. Call Dick
Tamiami Trail, North Port. TO WORK at (941)350-2050.


SERVERS full time/part FOR YOU!
time, flexible hours. Bene-
fits. Cracker Barrel, 800 FIND A JOB!
Kings Hwy. Apply in per- A HO !
son. EOE, DFWP BUY A HOME!
BUY A CAR!

ARE YOU ONLINE?
INCREASE YOUR
EXPOSURE!
Add your internet address
Smuggler's to your ad for a little extra!
Captain's Table &
Harpoon Harry's
Now hiring
BUSSERS, RUNNERS, Come Join The I
PREP, Dishwashers,
Salad Bar Attendants Here at Deep -reek
Apply in person We have Sc
Fishermens'Village
or call 637-1177 ext 116 we be i

T.G.I. FRIDAY Director
Now Hiring
Line Cooks A..ol Ir
Apply in Person: IDeep ,Creek Peh
18600 Veterans Blvd P.C. 2.32,5 F.
(941)-625-2225 PFrl C'harlo
(941)
2050 SKILLED TRADES

DRIVERS Are you tired of b
another
S(Class A&B CDL) another
Miami Valley Concrete Well then coe
allLocations Deep Creek Reha
eTRLiCK DRIVERS
(Class A&B CDL) We are I
LOADER OPERATORS Social Se
FORKUFT OPERATORS (Long term Ex
*NfECUHAMCS
*LABORS pl, ;
Excellent Wages Deep Creel Peh
Full Benefit Pkg 25325 R
eoeldrugfe-e workplace Port Charl(
Call 941-915-2048 (941)


Season


2050 SKILLED TRADES

Cabinet Shop accepting
applications for Shop
Delivery & Installation.
Apply within Busy Bee Cabi-
nets, 2221 Murphy Ct.
.North Port DFWP
Car & Light Truck tech.
exp. in all fields required.
Ability to make $50,000 +.
Exc. benefit package. Own
tools & valid license a
must. Contact Joe @
(941)637-7009 or
(941)916-4123
CARPET, CERAMIC, WOOD
& LAMINATE INSTALLERS.
Must have own van & tools.
(877)-577-1277 X 5
CARPET INSTALLERS
Experienced persons wanted.
Licensed subcontractors and'
/or.payroll positions available
Apply in person: CARPET
STOP, 590 Tamiami Trail, Port
Charlotte, Florida
CARPENTER, MUST HAVE
EXP. New residential fram-
;i,. il- ), ,r ..rI Good job.
II Ir o ar,-i r, _it-628-6179
CARPENTER EXPERI-
ENCED or carpenter helper
with transportation. Call (941)-
628-1798
CARPENTERS.(FRAMING)
Valid dii..-r ; lic, tools &.trans-
portation 'required.
941-475-7641,
LP',:LFEF HELPEF, for estab-
lished Venice remodeling co
Trans needed. Must be depend-
able! DFWP (941-484-5433
CARPENTERS needed for
new construction framing. Top
pay & local work. Must have
reliable transportation. 941-
626-0869
CARPENTERS needed for,
framing in Boca Grande.
Must be experienced & have
transportation & tools.
SDays 941-270-2483
eies/wkends 941-698-0630
CARPENTERS- Experi-
enced; tools; valid FL dri-
vers license w/own trans-
portation. Boca Grande -
tolls paid; holidays paid;
annual bonus; full-time;
long-term; 401K available.
Drug Free Workplace
941-964-1090
CARPET INSTALLERSr
needed. Well e-tsbli.hed
flooring contractor Full Tmi
local work, top pay. Exp.
required. Call Kristian or Abby
(941) 429-5900
CDL DRIVERS & HELPERS
Labor intensive. Immediate
benefits, Medical, Dental &
Vision-plans,, _.- i' : ur.,iia e
t'?.;remi .rii 401t 1H ,,] ',' c '
-n:,r: i:,. i. h:.ll j, : Appi, at:


Englewood, 941-474-8185
D/F/W/P
CHAUFFEURS will train.
Fax resume and clean MVR
941-627-5712.


2050 SKILLED TRADES

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOY-
MENT needed,
Duties include: Erect roof
frames and other frame
work for roof structures in
buildings: Construct, erect,
install and repair wood roof
structures using carpenter's
hand tools and power tools,
conforming to local building
codes: Study blueprints,
sketches or building plans
for information for materials
required, e.g. lumber or
fiberboard and roof struc-
ture dimensions. Prepare
layout using rule, framing
square and calipers. Mark
cutting and assembly lines
on materials using pencil,
chalk and m rt;in, gauge.
Shape materials to pre-
scribed measurements
using saws, chisels and
planes. Assemble cut and
shaped materials and fasten
hem together with nails,
dowel pins or glue. Verify
roof trueness with carpen-
ter's level. Cover roofs with
roofing materials, e.g. com-
position sheets, wood shin-
gles. Cut roofing paper to
size using, ,,ru- ran nail or
staple it to roof' :..erija-
ping strips to form t.ie I.:or
roofing materials. Align roof-
ing i.ait'r;l with' roof edge
and overlap successive lay-
ers gauging overlap dis-
tance with chalk'line or by
lines on shingles.: Fasten
shingles .or sheets to roof
nails. Cut flashing'strips and
fit them into angles formed
by intersecting roof nails.
Construct and attach pre-
fabricated roof sections to
rafters. ,rrtv,:., i,,,-gle I .:
exterior ..aii; r -j'l .a3io'd,'
roofing paper and tar 'to
shower pans, decks, and
promenades to waterproof
surfaces.

Required: Six (6) months
experience in the job
offered.

Salary: $13.81 per hour
for 40 hour work week,
6:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Job
located in Port Charlotte,
Florida.

All interested applicants
:.Iuld ,:ont,':l jru: Gos-
sett, Elegant Homes Con-
struction, Inc.,;2672 Tamia-
jmi Trail, Port Charlotte,
Florida 33952; telephone
(941) 628-3690.
DIESEL MECHANIC wanted
for heavy equipment, Must
have own tools & transporta-
n:n I. all I'i1 i 1-6 I -c. :5.
DRIVERS needed for Brady
Concrete. Must have CDL
License. Experience in driving
concrete trucks a must.
Please call (941)-575-8319
DRIVER needed Full Time
Must have CDL, Class C
license, (Hazmat pre-


ferred), and be able to lift
COMPASS CONSTRUC- 501bs. minimum. Fax
TION SEEKS GENERAL resume .to:,9,4,1-6,29-6097 or
SUP'T FQR IULTI- 'if-i., ,-' c:-ron to: 4190
FAMILY CONSTRUC- 'ri-r i.l. -. :,rt ":C rlon e
TION PROJECT. MUST DRIVER/DRY MIX CONCRETE
HAVE EXP. IN MULTI- Starting rate $10/hr While
FAMILY PROJECTS. training. 50-60 hrs./wk
EXCELLENT PAY AND 401K & BENEFITS D/F/W/P
BENEFIT PAKCAGE. (941)-484-9300
FAX RESUME TO:
(239) 542-8648 DUMP TRUCK DRIVERS Need-
ed, A & B license, $700/wk.
CONCRETE DRIVERS needed, (239)-731-6918 or 239-
Class B-lic: (941-629-9859 -'-?':` 11- ,
....... *DUMP TRUCK DRIVER,
SB.UY IT,,.., ..CLASS-B CDL required.
;,:':.:SELLT :1.1! .... Call-863-993-0880
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BCNUS $3000 Days/$5000 Nights
*Seasonal or Pool

'Maternal Child Center RN
BONUS $3000 Days/$5000 Nights
*LDRP 7a or 7p FT
SPeds 7a or 7p FT
* Nursery 7p
eSeasonal or Pool
Clinical/Support
* CNA Rehab Center
All shifts
* Unit Secretary/PCT ICU 7p
*Housekeeper Days
*Security FT or Pool


Home Health
* Performance Improvement
Coordinator
*RN-FT- Weekends
RN BONUS $1500/$5000 F/T
*Telemetry & Med Surg. 7a or 7p
SAssistant Director Surgical Svs.
* OR Scrub/Circulate 7a 3p or Pool
*ICU 7a or 7p
* Seasonal or Pool All Shifts
* Infection Control Coordinator Training
available
LPN
* Seasonal or Pool -All shifts
* Ortho 7p
STele or Med/Surg 7a or 7p FT
* Nursing Rehab Center
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2050 SKILLED TRADES 2050 SKILLED TRADES


ELECTRICIANS
$1,000 Sign-On Bonus
Seabreeze Electric is IMMEDIATE OPENINGS
now hiring residential Wanted INSTALLERS &
rough & trim workers. PAINTERS for texture
We have more than 20 Co. Will train. Employer
openings in the Char- pay percentage of
lotte County area! We health insurance.
offer the best pay plans Call Jeff
in the area, piece work (941)-815-0005.
or hourly, Medical Insur- INSTALLERS NEEDED
ance, retirement plan, Screen wall
AFLAC, company vehi- 0 Hand rail
cle. If your looking for a shutters
job with a future, call siding glass doors
(941) 255-5968 or apply soflitn gascia r
in person at: 892 Tamia- Great pay& benefits
miTGreat pay & benefits.
mi Trl. DFWP Exp. a plus, but will train
ELECTRICIANS needed Call 800-987-7582
ASAP. LEADMEN, JOUR-
NEYMEN & SERVICEMEN. Instalers Wanted
Long term Commercial work. vinyl,laminate, tile
Call: ABC Electric 863-993-9010
1-800-282-7093 or fax
resume (239)-936-9541 Keesling
Construction, Inc.
Electricians and Electricians Area's most established
helpers needed, will train. Ben- structural concrete con-
efits avail. Must have valid structors are currently seek-
Florida drivers license. Apply ing personnel for the follow-
in person The Drage Corp., ing positions for work in the
1089 Tamiami Trail. PC Charlotte Co. area. Long
term, career minded, quality
Electricians Helpers EXPERI- conscious individuals only
ENCED. Full time. Paid holi- need apply
days, vacation & medical ben- *Crane operator,
efits. Apply at AC Delta Elec- *Boom Pump Operator
tric Co., Inc 18290 Paulson Dr *Working Foreman
B-4 Port Charlotte *Form Carpenters
ELECTRICAL Project *Carpenter Helpers
Supervisor, Electricians & *Concrete Finishers
Supervisor, Eidentia, full ben- *Marine Construction
Helpers, residential, full bene- Personnel
fits, DFWP. 239- 772-2131. *Masons
Electricians & Helpers Mason Tenders
Wanted Pd holidays, Pd vac.,' Apply in person at 615
bonuses, health insurance. Dupont Street, Punta Gorda,
Longterm employ 698-9799 FL or call (941).639-3166.
ELECTRICIAN'S APPRENTICE Drug Free Workplace
NEEDED NOW LAND SURVEYOR SENIOR
ZERO EXPERIENCE CREW CHIEF. $20 $30 / hr.
Will train Great opportunity Benefits/ OT. Call 941- 341-
for career & advancement. 9100.
Benefits, Top Pay. LAND SURVEYOR. EXPERI-
1-800-730-9449 ENCED PARTY CHIEF AND
CRC-043721, EC/13001300 INSTRUMENT PERSON WANT-
CGC1505350 EOE-D/F/W/P ED. EXCELLENT PAY AND
BENEFITS. JOIN THE BBLS
ELECTRICIANS PT/FT, TEAM. CALL 941.575.8004.
Valid FL DL required. 401K, EMAiL
Pd. Vacations, RSOUTH@BBLSINC.NET
Pd. Holidays & Health Ins.
Call Mike at Robinson Looking for painters in new
Electric for interview constr. Will train career moti-
941-628-3332. DFWP vated people. Qual work &
transp reqd. (941-626-8195
ELECTRICIANS LUBE/TIRE TECHNICIAN.
AND HELPERS POSITION HAS POTENTIAL
w/ Commercial experi- FOR ADVANCEMENT.
ence. F/T permanent VALID DRIVERS LICENSE &
position w/full benefits SOME TOOLS REQUIRED.
package. Top pay, EXCELLENT BENEFIT
valid driver's license PACKAGE. CONTACT JOE
required. DFWP @ 916-4123.
(941)-474-3104 MARINE .11: FHA[rII: IJEIE(LE
Sfor ast-growing company.
Elevator Residential Mercruiser and outboard"
Positions, DFWP, experience needed.
1-800-962-5581 Call (941)-493-1849
MECHANIC W/TOOLS, $800-
ELEVATOR RESIDENTIAL posi- $1500 WEEK. Call 941-639-
tions. DFWP, 1-800-962- 5681.
5581.
EXPERIENCED REAL FORE- TT, T T
MAN, CARPENTERS &
FRAMERS wanted for South MECHANICS WANTED.
Gulf Cove Rotonda-areas. Saraota/Bradenton
Greatfpay & benefits. Call (941): area. Call Nathan @
916-5208 (941) 915-4162
EXPD TREE CLIMBERS &
LABORERS WANTED METAL FRAMERS wanted.
FOR TREE SERVICE. Interior light guage work,
Good pay. Start immed. Commercial/Resident
Must have CDL license. Please call 941-629-2558.
(941)-475-6611 OFF ROAD END DUMP
EXPERIENCED Dump Truck TRUCK DRIVER needed. Call
Driver, Class B CDL. ALSO Forsberg Construction (941)-
experienced PIPE LABOR- 637-8500. E:O.E.. Drug Free:
ER for underground utilities Workplace
& storm pipe. DFWP. Apply PAINTERS needed. Must be,
at D. M. Construction Corp. experienced. dependable-
801 Henry St., P.G. (941)- & have own transporta-
639-3666 tion. Start immediately.
EXPERIENCED Call 941-764-1171
PLUMBERS/ HELPERS PAINTERS WANTED. Must
All phases needed..Great have 7 years experience in
wages with benefits included. ALL Phases: paint, spray,
Call Brad (941)-916-6381 t-.u:r. roll. TpP PAY! Also
EXTREMEL' Ei. ,I S.,; Shop 'i:,.:l r, for QUALIFIED
in Charlotte Harbor- needs LEADMEN. Call ..*41i-743-
experience Body Pebpleb:Top 4939 Leave message
wages & excellent benefits. I- PIPE LAYERS, EXPERI-
Car certified helpful. Apply in ENCED & CONSTRUCTION
person A-1 Auto Body, 23309 LABORERS,
Harborview Rd. Charlotte Har- CallEmery @ Forsberg
bor. Attn: Rich O'Brien. Construction.(941)-637-8500
FACIA, SOFFIT, GUTTER EOE/DFWP
INSTALLERS. Immediate PLASTERS, LATHERS &
openings for experience quali- Laborers wanted.
ty minded installers. This is a Top pay. Local Work.
ground floor opportunity with Must have transportation.
room for advancement to a 474-7419 or 321-3121
management position. We pro- ...
vide you with a new truck, cell PLUMBING FOREMEN
phone, gas card, power tools PLUMBERS & HELPERS
& competitive pay. You provide Top Wages
you own hand tools. Florida Great Benefits Health &
Drivers license & a great atti- Life Ins.
tude are a MUST! Southwest Dental, LTD, 401(k), ESOP,
Construction Group (941)- Paid Vacation
255-3330 Call (239)-332-4646 ext
Fnreman fnr snnit*rv spwor '244


& utility work. Exp. required.
J.P. Murphy, Inc. (239)-470-
2821
LEAD GLAZIER POSITION
Top pay to right person. Exp.
in mirrors, showers & store-
front. (941)-473-9600
HEAVY EQUIPMENT
MECHANIC/ GREASE
JOBS AND TIRE WORK.
(863)-993-0880
HEAVY EQUIPMENT
MECHANIC w/own tools.
Call Bill @ Forsberg
Construction.(9411-637-8500
EOE/DFWP
Heavy Truck tech. Exp. in
all fields a plus, but not
req. Ability to make
$50,000+. Exc. benefit
package. Own tools.
Contact Joe @ (941) 637-
7009 OR (941)916-4123

PUT CLASSIFIED
TOWORK FOR YOU
Venice, Englewood,
North Port 207-1200
Pt. Chqrlotte Areas
Call 206-1200


B&l Contractors, Inc.
An Employee Owned
Company
Visit us on-line
bandicontractors.com
PLUMBER & EXPERIENCED
HELPER needed. Top pay,
Insurance, Benefits. Must
have valid Drivers License.
Patten's Plumbing (941-625-
1263
PLUMBERS & HELPERS,
Experience necessary. Pay
based on experience. Valid
Florida Drivers License. Paid
holidays & benefits. Apply at:
Palm Plumbing 1182 Market
Circle. Port Charlotte, (941)-
627-5520
PLUMBERS (all phases) &
SERVICE PLUMBERS Bene-
fits including insurance &
more. DFWP. Top Wages. Call
Charlotte Plumbing (941)-625-
9981
PLUMBERS SERVICE
TECHS,' experienced Drivers
license, DFWP, paid holidays,
vacation, health & other bene-
fits, overtime. Call (941)
639-4690 or (239) 435-


2050 SKILLED TRADES

MASTER PLUMBERS
Openings with room for
advancement.
Plumbers, re-pipers,
laborers, equipment
operators. Pay
Commensurate with
experience. Call
MASTER PLUMBERS
for interview.
(941)-429-8200


PLUMBERS AND HELPERS
NEEDED TO WORK CHAR. &
SARASOTA COUNTY, EXP.
NECESSARY, 423-1400
Plumbers/Helpers &
Service Techs
Immediate openings. No 24hr.
requirements. Babes Plumbing
Inc, 140 E. Miami Av. Venice.
(94114886074 D/F/W/P, EOE
PLUMBERS
TOP PAY.
BENEFITS. START NOW!
(941)-475-0781
PLUMBING TECHS
, Service work, $18/hr to
start or commission. Call
for details. MASTER
PLUMBERS
(941)-429-8200
Dozer Operator for local Land-
fill needed call (863)-494-
0123 for more information.
POOL PLASTERERS &
LABORERS WANTED. Work to
begin 1st week of 2006; Call
Phil Hart, West Coast
Marcite, Inc. (941)429-5083





The Venice Gondolier Sun
is looking for a
PRESSMAN
with Goss Communitypress
experience. Compensation
based on experience.

BENEFITS INCLUDE
*Health Care
*Medical
*Prescription Drugs

SECURITY
ODisability
*Life Insurance

EQUITY
0401(k) Savings Plan
with Company match
*Employee stock
purchase plan

WORK & FAMILY
*Paid Vacation
*Paid Holidays
*Tuition Reimbursement

"Please send resume ol
application to
Production Manager.

r L .J"'L
SGondolier Sun

200 E. Venice Av.
Venice Florida 34285
email:
jldng@venicegondolier.com .
Drug-Free Workplace
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
HANDYMAN Needed to
manage and maintain residen-
tial homes. Looking for self
starter with construction
experience and management
skills. Must be professional
with good appearance, refer-
ences required..
Fax Resume to
941-964-8137 or -'
Call 941-964-3006
RV Technician. Growing busi-
ness needs more workers
for body and technical depart-
ment, Superior wages, bene-
fits; flat rate system, insur-
ance, holidays, uniforms.
Charlotte RV Service in Port
Charlotte. 941-883-5555
ROOFERS, EXPERIENCED.
Excellent pay.,
S Drivers Lic. required.
Call 474-5487 CCC1325679

.'Roofing _
Estimatoro !
Must have at least 5 yrs
eKp. (10 years a plus!)
in all types of Commer-
cial and Industrial root-
ing systems with an
emphasis on single ply
systems. Duties incl.
estimating & coordina-
tion of material pur-
chases & deliveries.
Please call Staci 's
941-964-6472. f





for Bus- RV D'alerslpll_
Eielleni PF}[ Plans
SldrC-O f.01 Ile-. FeU IliIn
Colllaci Gary M. Fern
RV WORLD
OF NOKOMIS
941-966-5335
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2050 SKILLED TRADES

SERVICE TRUCK OPERA-
TOR- Mechanical skills
required. Great pay & benefits
DFWP Apply in person 16070
Tamiami Tr., -S. Punta Gorda
(239)-567-1800
SERVICE REPAIR TECH
With Window & Exterior
Door repairs necessary.
Good starting pay & benefits.
Apply in person Kimal
Lumber, 400 Riverview Dr.
Nokomis. EOE/DFWP


Superintendent for custom
home builder. Absolutely
must have experience.
Must be organized, detail ori-
ented & able to schedule.
Must have own reliable trans-
portation. Call (941) 833-
1013 ext. 105.

SURVEYING
Banks Engineering is now
hiring, qualified candi-
dates for Survey Crew,
Crew Chief and Instrument
Man. Positions at our Port
Charlotte office. Competi-
tive wages and benefits.
For interview call:
(239)910-5052. Sat-Sun
from 10am to 5pm or Mon-
Fri 8am to 5pm.

TILE SETTER HELPER needed.
must have own transportation.
941-445-0681
UPHOLSTER
$16 per hour. Great Work
Environment 941)-875-0128
Equal Opportunity Employer
VANITY DRY CLEANERS needs
experienced FT Dry Clean-
er/Spotter. $15.00 per hour.
(941)-204-3224
WAREHOUSE MANAGER
.Good driving record.
Benefits. Call levae name and
number. (941)-412-9030
Welders and Erectors Needed
for Fabrication and Erection
of Structural Steel. Apply at
3945 Edison Avenue, Fort
Myers 7a.m. 'to 4:00pm.
DF/SF Workplace.

2060 MANAGEMENT

AUTOMOTIVE
CONTROLLER/OFFICE
MANAGER
Must have Extensive
Automotive Experience
and Background as
Controller in Auto Deal-
ership Team Player,
Great Work Habits.
Arcadia Chevy-Buick-
Pontiac and LaBelle
Dodge Chrysler-Jeep
"- Fax Resume To:
Doug Plattner Owner
1-941-371-5408

CAM mger. for small mgmt..
co. in Osprey. Computer
savvy, multi-tasker. Fax
Resume (941)966-7158

CIRCULATION
DISTRICT
MANAGER
The Englewood Sun is
seeking qualified applicants
for a fuJl-time position,
responsible for sales and
customer service in an
assigned district area.
Responsibilities include, but
are not limited to the
following:
1) Contract adult carriers
for routes within a specified
district area.
2) Promote the growth of
circulation distribution in
Englewood and the sur-
rounding area.
3) Maintain a high level of
customer service by
promptly correcting any
service problems.

The successful candidate
will be sales motivated,
detail oriented, familiar with
all Microsoft office applica-
tions, and possess good
communication and organi-
zational skills. Applicants
must have a valid driver's
license and proof of valid
insurance.

The Sun offers a competi-
tive compensation pack-
age, including salary plus
incentive, a comprehensive
benefit package, and plenty
of opportunity for advance-
ment. Drug free workplace.
Pre-employment drug test-
ing required. EOE.
To apply, please submit
resume to:
ENGLEWOOD SUN
Attn: Jeff Davis,
167 W; Dearborn St,
Englewood FI 34223
941-681-3000 ext 211
or e-mail to
jldavis@mail.sun-
herald.com.

NEED CASH?
Have A Garage
Sale!


2060 MANAGEMENT 2070 SALES


MANAGER & ASSIST. manag-
er w/ exp. for new N.P. ALF
& retirement facility. Exp.
preferred, but will train. Fax
resume to (941)-764-8767
or apply 10AM-1PM
(941)-764-6577.
QUALIFIED ASST. SUPERINDEN-
TENT. Pt Char/No Port area.
Benefits & Co. vehicle. Fax
resume to 941-827-9526

2070 SALES'

20 yr old Patio business seek-
ing exp'd full-time salesper-
son. Hrly+Comm. New store
local: Pt Charlotte area.
Please fax resume to Marilyne
@ 239-334-3790.
A CAREER IN REAL
ESTATE? Go to
,v'i \ .. p rui d r li a l ,illa g e c *iTi
and 1.3c e 1.a t. o -.1 e i it It'. Ihr-
:arer I'jr -olU Just cil:"- or,
"': jrer in R I 31 F t3te"
Agents REALTY
EXTRAORDINAIRE SEEKING
AGENTS. Exp'd/New!
No extra fees/Will train
Call Estelle (941)223-4008

$$ ATTENTION $$

$12 to $18 per hr.

That's/what you can earn
on an average week.
We have operators earning
much more. P/T & F/T
positions available.

No selling Simply set
appointments for our
Premier Resorts
nationwide.

Must enjoy talking to
people, have clear
speaking voice &
positive attitude.

We will train you while
you are earning an income.
Limited positions available:

Established Nat'l Resort
Company in business in
Pt. Charlotte 6 yrs.

Weekly & monthly bonuses.
Benefits available -
Good work environment
Hourly + Bonuses =
$12.- $18. hr.

Convenient US 41
Location near the
Town Center Mall

For confidential
interview call:
1-800-295-6551

Ask for
Joyce

CAREER CHANGE
Mortgage Corp. seeks self-
starters. Will train. $1200-
$5K/mo. 1-800-632-0434

i a,,.'.. F r',-- r.u .
iTiulllln-ill: l,-l Tii M : hil/
.,[)r ,: ,r,,-,.- d- _" ,nr:..:,un ,J r-ie .
Must be:
*a fast learner
*able to multitask
*dependable & reliable
ea team player
Great Pay Hourly +
commission
Medical Paid vacation
Minimum 3 years
experience.
Our inbound reps earn
$400 $600 wkly.
Ask for Madison
941- 613-1870



HARBOR
NISSAN

Due to recent expansion
Harbor Nissan is looking
for SALES ASSOCIATES
Excellent Pay Plan
W- Benefits, 401K
-* Drug Free Workplace

Apply in person at:
Harbor Nissan
4318 Tamiami Trail,
Charlotte Harbor, FL
Or Fax resume to:
941-629-7753

FLOOR COVERING SALES
PERSON. Must have experi-
ence. Salary plus commission
& benefits. $1,000 sign-on
bonus. Apply in person: Show-
case floors 1264 Market Cir-
cle, Unit #2, Murdock (941)-
743-3159


Is It Time
For A New

Career?

Come work at the
Charlotte Sun
Newspaper, located in
Port Charlotte, Florida.
We are America's
Best Community Daily
Newspaper.
This is an outstanding
opportunity to join a
company where you
make the difference.
We are looking for

people with a positive,
energetic, can-do
approach to join our
advertising team. We
are looking for a highly
motivated individual who
thrives on the sales
challenges and enjoys
working -in a positive
team environment.
Some sales experience
is a plus.

We Offer:
SCompetitive Salary
Plus Commission
*Vacation
SSick And Short
Term Disability
*A40Q1 k) With
Company Match
S Training
EStable Company That
is Very Community c
Minded And Involved.

Please send resume to:
Charlotte Sun
Attn: Glen Nickerson
23170 Harborview Rd.
Port Charlotte, Fl.
33980
Email:
nickerson@sun-herald.com
Fax: (941)629-4499

Equal Opportunity
Employer/
Drug Free Workplace

New Year New Career
Write Your Own Paycheck
Tired of not making what
you're worth? Average reps
earn $20/hr+. Join our Movie
Facts family selling movie the-
atre advertising nationwide.
Full Time Benefits Include:
Insurance, 401K, Paid Vaca-
tion, Weekdays. NO weekends
or late evenings. CALL NOW!
941-625-8800 xl11.


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CLASSIFIED
YOU CAN.....

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/Sell Your Unwanted
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Business or Service


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PT. CHARLOTTE 206-1200
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2070 SALES 2070 SALES 2070 SALES


NEWSPAPER
ADVERTISING
SALES MANAGER

Come work at the Char-
lotte Sun, American's
Best Community Daily
newspaper. This is an
outstanding opportunity
to join. a company where
you make the difference.
We are looking for an
experienced sales
manager with a positive,
energetic, can-do
approach to join our
adverting team..We are
looking for a highly
motivated individual who
thrives on the sales
challenges and enjoys
working in a positive
team environment.

Responsibilities include
managing a sales team
to service existing
clients, marketing of new
prospects, face-to-face
sales, closing contracts,
identifying client needs,
and cold calling. Quali-
fied candidate will have
the drive to meet and
exceed sales targets,
exceptional sales presen-
tation skills, and excel-
lent verbal and written
communication skills.

Join us as we set the
industry standard for pro-
fessionalism and quality!

We offer:
* Competitive salary plus
commission
* Vacation
* Health Insurance
* Sick and Short Term
Disability
* 401(k),with company
match
* Training
* Stable company that is
very community mind-
ed and involved

Please send your resume
to:
Charlotte Sun
Advertising Manager,
Debbie Dunn-Rankin
23170 Harbor View Road
Port.Charlotte, FL 33980

Fax to: 941-629-4499-
Email:
Debbie@sun-herald.com



Now hiring for the following
positions for our Pilot Travel
Center and Arby's Restaurant
in Punta Gorda, FL!- '

*LEAD
MAINTENANCE
SUPERVISOR*
Good leadership,
strong organiza-
tional skills and
ability to multi-
-task required, :-

We are also hiring
for the following:
*Deli Coordinator*
*Arby's Crew*
*Travel Center
Team Members*


Real Estate Internship.
Learn while you get paid.
Weekends mandatory. Berson
Realty Group. Linda Berson
941-639-3200 Ext. 201

REAL ESTATE
OPPORTUNITY
Statewide Real Estate firm
has an immediate opening
for a SALES DIRECTOR /
MANAGER in our Port
Charlotte office. Please
fax resume to:
941-625-5959
All inquires are
confidential.



ROUTE SALES DRIVER
SIGN ON BONUS
T.G. LEE DAIRY
Great pay & benefits!
Min. valid FL CDL B per-
mit, CDL A or CDL B.
Sales/Distribution/Driving
Exp. pref. Apply in person
Mon. Fri. Jan. 2 thru 6
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
1401 Whitfield Ave.,
Sarasota, FL 34243.
M/F/D/V
EOE/AA Employer.
SALES PEOPLE WELCOME
Steve Westphal's Auto Show-
case is looking for highly moti-
vated people for sales posi-
tions.
We offer:
*Unlimited Earning Potential
*Over 400 vehicle inventory
0401K & Full benefits
*Heavy advertising support
*Aggressive bonus plan
*Supportive Management
team.
Come work for a proven
leader in automotive sales.
NO Experience. Necessary.
Willing to train. Contact Randy
or Derek (941) 637-0587
SALES PERSON. Well est.
Pool Construction Co. looking
for independent sales contrac-
tors. Must have exp. in site
evaluation, good customer
skills & computerized pool
draw. High volume calls, work
your own hours. Fax resume
to: (941)-475-5925
Sales Professional
Merit Resources, Inc.,
one-of the nation's
largest Professional
Employer Organizations
(PEOs), is offering an
exc oppty for a mature
professional to join our
Florida Team. Work from
your Sarasota home
office with the support of
St. Petersburg staff of
professionals. Proven 10
yrs sales track record
required. Computer
skills necessary. Must be
attentive to details with
excellent follow up skills.
Generous base salary
plus comm. Full benefits
avail, including 401k.
Fax resume to HR Man-
ager at 727-896-1508
or e-mail ktransue@
Smeritresources.com

/ SALES -
with a LIFE
Darby South Buick-Pontiac-
GMC used car Superstore
is seeking experienced
salespeople with a proven
track record. We offer a
guaranteed weekly salary
based on experience.


Join Pilot and receive: : We are closed on Sun-
* Competitive.Salary -* days and most major Holi-
* .,i- ji-i I In.;,: al Insurance .days. Our sales staff has
* 401 (k) every other Saturday off.
* Paid Vacation We offer a competitive
* Development and Advance- compensation package
ment Opportunities along with benefits.
* National Leader in the Inter- Please apply in person
state Travel Center Industry. with your employment his-
tory. All inquiries will be
Please apply in person at the kept confidential.
Jones Loop Road location or
call: 941-637-3974 .. .. Darby South Used
www.pilottravelcenters.com Car
OEar
Superstore
REAL ESTATE LICENSE Su re
Full tuition riembursement! (941 )-483-4276.
Century 21 C&L Real Estate 1455 S. Tamiami Trail
(Community & Leadership) (on the island of Venice).
Full scheduled training/support Drug Free Workplace
Liberal Commission Split equal Opportunity Employer
Days (941) 485-9222
Eves (941) 497-0620
Salesman wanted
REAL Estate Sel-fast has for flooring store
3-ij 3 d.,rti'.,'u eid ,"... 863-993-9010 or
High commission rate. Fax resume 863-993-9020
Proven marketing program.
Eric Edwing, (941)-475-8282 NEED A JOB?
CHECK THE
Results rewarded in Software CLASSIFIEDS!
Sales. Must cold call. Email
jobs@scheduleview.com with
your sales skills, ability to cold
call & accomplishments.


.Salesperson wanted for Har-
bor Style Magazine. Great
money potential! Ad Sales for
a premier lifestyle publication.
Call 205-2410
Training, Support, Leads
No Fees, Great Splits
New Licensees Encouraged
Realty Concepts 743-8255
Want to make more
money than lawyers or
doctors?
Call 1-800-640-8168

2090 CHILD/ADULT
CARE NEEDED


Y AFTERSCHOOL

.Earn Extra Cash!!
Job Opportunities

PT Afterschool
Positions Avail. NOW
Mon. Fri/1:15- 6pm
(approx.)
CDA,CPR & 1st Aid A Plus!
Will train the right person
Apply in Person:
YMCA Edgewater Branch
19333 Quesada Ave.
Pt. Charlotte, FL
941- 629-2220
Child care needed for 2 boys,
ages 2 1/2 yrs &.8 mos. in
our Punta Gorda home. Must
have exp. & references. Eng-
lish/ Spanish a plus. Mon Fri.,
8am -5pm w/ paid holidays,
etc. $1200/mo. 941-286-
6374
Due to expanded growth, Full
time personnel needed for
Child Care Center. Flexible
hours, pay based on experi-
ence. Educare. Call (941)-
624-3382
HOLIDAY DEBT
90 day incentive BONUS
Be a homemaker or caregiver.
Must be dependable &
flexible. Call M-F 8am-5pm.
(941)-480-9191

In Home Caregivers For
Developmentally Dis-
abled. Part time
Evenings/Weekends.
$8.50/b.enefits. Call Kim
941-457-2523

LIVE IN CARE GIVER .
For 2 men with developmental
disabilities. Beautiful Cape
Coral home, loving caring indi-
vidual needed. Long term
commitment. Call Community
Homes & Hearts. 239-770-
5668,
Now hiring an energetic, fun &
child friendly toddler teacher.
Apply at Tiny Hands
Preschool, 20150 Midway
Blvd. PC. No phone calls.
P/T Position for child care in
exchange for apartment. Seri-
ous inquires only. Must have
references. (941)-484-8515
or joan@moapilot.com

2100 GENERAL -

AGE-DOOR hiring FT-Exteri-
OdrShop Help. Exp. preferred
but. not necessary. Benefits
available after 90 days. Apply
at 1232 Market Circle, Pt.
Char.


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ADDITIONAL
INCOME NEEDED?

ARE YOU AVAILABLE
2:00- 5:30AM 7 days
per week?

EARLY MORNING
DELIVERY FOR THE
ENGLEWOOD SUN

EARN $800- $1500 PER
MO. NO COLLECTIONS!!

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er.

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Call Jeff in the
Circulation Dept.
941-681-3000 ext 211
Appointment setter needed,
P/T F/T Flexible hours.
Great pay & incentives.
Call Mike @ 941-639-2381.



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Mortgage Loan Offices


Flagstar Bank is looking for (8) Mortgage
Loan Officers for its South West, Florida Loan
Center covering from Bradenton to Naples
markets centered in Port Charlotte. This posi-
tion requires at'least 2 years of mortgage
loan officer experience, a proven track record
in sales, with a customer base or referral net-
work and exceptional communication skills.
Conventional, FHA/ VA and compensation
plan plus an excellent benefits package,
incentives and bonuses! If you are interested
in joining an aggressive, entrepreneurial com-
pany, please forward your resume to:

Flagstar Bank Port Charlotte
Office: (866) 372-3220
Fax: (888) 500-6371
Email: Philip.sampiere@flagstar.com.

Flagstar Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer


CADD Designers Needed
Fort Myers Office

CPH Engineers is growing and needs
Civil Eng. CADD designers w/AutoCAD
design skills for subdivision and com-
mercial projects. We are a positive
family-friendly corporation with great
benefits. Send your resume to:
sseymore@cphengineers.com or fax
to (239) 332-2955
EOE, DFWP Drug Testing


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Professor of Public Safety Management

EDISON Established 43 years ago in Fort Myers, Florida, Edison
COLLLGE College serves 16,000 credit students annually in a
five-county, three campus district. Offering Associate in
Arts, Associate in Science and certificate programs, the college is
expanding its mission this year to offer a Baccalaureate of Applied
Science degree in Public Safety Management.

Edison College is seeking a full time, 12-month Professor of Public
Safety Management for its new Bachelor of Applied Science degree
program. The successful candidate will have 5-7 years progressively
responsible experience in Criminal Justice, Fire Science, EMS, or
Homeland Security related field, and an earned Ph.D., or DPA or equiv-
alent terminal academic degree from a regionally accredited institution
with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in Public Administration.

Interested applicants should apply online at jobs.edison.edu
and include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and copies of all
transcripts. An official translation and evaluation must accompany
all foreign transcripts. The salary is commensurate with degree
level and experience. Screening of applications will begin February 1,
2006. Position will be open until filled.

Edison College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association
of Colleges and is an Equal Access/Equal Opportunity employer


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The ~. Sun


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2100 GENERAL

APT. FREE For maintenance
small Bayfront Resort ir
Englewood. Single or couple
www.leyside.com 475-7751
Attn: Computer Help Wanted
Earn 25-75/hour, PT/FT
Training Provided, Ind. Inc.
Opp. 888-680-6155
www.revenueworldwide.com
AUTO TECH/LUBE SPE
CIALIST needed, 1 year auto
motive experience preferred
but will train. Steady work
Mon Sat. Good pay. Call Pau
941-743-2699.
Blue Jean Job
Seeking Sharp Go-getters
Able to Travel USA Who Enjoy
Working in a Rock & Roll Envi
ronment. Demo chemical
products. Must be able tc
start immediately. For Infc
Kelly 1-800-201-3293 9a-6p.
BODY WRAP TECH
Willtrain, no weekends,
$9 + hourly, Apply:
2592 Tamiami trail.

CARPET CLEANING
STANLEY STEEMER

Full time Employment
Paid Training
Guaranteed Hourly Rate
Bonuses and Overtime
$300.-$400/wk While
Training
$350-$650/wk After ..
*Fr'ee ,r':jdr Union
Healthilnsurance
Assistance
$300 Signing Bonus
After 90 Days
We Supply All Equipment

Driving record, criminal
background check and'
Drug screening
performed.
Call 941-423-5380
L, for interview.

CAR FERRY MATE, FT, start-
ing at $8/hr, Please Call
941-628-1386
CAR WASH
FT/PT Flexible hours. Earn up
to $,8.5Air, no experience
necessary. Great ,environ-
T-,,,I ir.i:,I, E .-L -r Beaver Cat
Wash (941)497-6665
Caregiver to live in & care for
6 elderly Residents. Will train/
certify. Salary w/benefits.
(941)-497-034 # AL7471

CIRCULATION
i DISTRICT-:.:
1MANAGER ..
The' Englewood Sun is
seeking qualified applicants
for a full-time position,
responsible for sales and
customer service ii an
assigned district area.
Responsibilities include, but
are not limited to the
following:
1) CQntract adult .carrier
for r,: r,- ..,tr,,-, r' ir,.lh ,J
distrvr ,. a '. .
2) Primdte the grdtiftof.
circulation distribution in
Englewood and the sur-
rounding area.
3) Maintain a high level of
customer service by
promptly correcting any
service problems.

The. successful, candidate
will be-h sales TA..t,
detail oriented, a Ti lll 'iii-
all Microsoft office aroli'.: a'
ttrtS!'`r nd posses-s ,:,-:-,,
.:.:.TuTni : i ri:i) -i and il i: 3n
:jr,:.-;.i i ~,li :. A ppii.: 'ii :
must have a valid -jr.*_r':"
license and proof or .jlid
insurance..

The Sun offers a c:.iT, -rh
tive: compensation .j:a
age,,,including splar, piu.
incentive, a comprenensive-
berieit' package,' j- I, _,r.
ofb'o bprtunity for ad. n. .: e
-;-ir Fru,: fr-e workplace.
Pre-employment drug test-
irig required. EOE.
To apply, please submit
resume to:
ENGLEWOOD SUN
Attn: Jeff Davis,
167W. Dearbori St;'
Englewood Fl 34223
941-681-3000 ext. 211
or e-mail to .t
jldavis@mail.sun-" '. .
herald.com

CLEANING SERVICE needs PT
or FT day help for residential
home cleaning. (941)-575-
0311 ...
COUNTER :lI'i.:'! 'rF.ER
NOONS NO EXP. NEC. Mon.
Fri. & some Sat. Apply within:
Venetiain Cleaners, ? S.
Tamiami: Trail, Venice. .....
BUY IT!
SELL IT!
FIND IT!'
SUN CLASSIFIED!


2100 GENERAL 2100 GENERAL


2100 GENERAL


2100 GENERAL


m EXPERIENCED ESTIMATOR OFFICE (OLD FLORIDA CRACK- I
n WANTED FOR BUSY AUTO LOOKING FOR ER STYLE) MANAGER. FT/PT
-BODY SHOP. CALL NANCY @ ADDITIONAL for restaraunt/resort/gift I
COOL JOBS 6245-4555. INCOME TO PAY shop + more. Must be outgo- 9
Now hiring 10 sharp people Female/male full or part time. THOSE ing & personable, tele. voice,
to work in the Road Rules Flex. hours. Easy job winding CHRISTMAS BILLS?? plus ler iie rk ll a
type environment. Travel to small bobbins.'860 C'S. River CHRISTMAS plus. Flexible workdays,
NY, Chicago, LA, Dallas & Rd. Engl. 941-475-8805 ORJUST START good pay, good fun, plus ben-
other major cities. Seeking SAVING FOR THE efits. Also Asst. Rest. Mgr.
enthusiastic people to start Floor Person NEXT Apply in person at Na-A-
-today. 2 weeks paid training. Is needed at local nursing Applications for Gator, 9700 Sw Riverview Cir.
Transportation furnished. home. Floor care experience 'Contracted Newspaper or call (863)-627-3474
Return trip guaranteed. Daily preferred. Daylight shifts, .,, Carriers P. C. FUN JOB! Magical
& Weekly Bonuses. For more Excellent Pay & Benefits .Now being p.n.sidered Players Video-Arcade.
Information call Mike @ 866- APPLY IN PERSON: for the Min. wage + TIPS! No exp.
298-0163. Heritage Health Care Ctr.. PORT CHARLOTTE/ preferred. Open 24hrs.
CUSTODIAN: FT, Custodial 1026 AlbeeFarm Rd. PUNTA GORDA AREA! F/T, P/. :(941)-7,64-1898
Dutiess, minor maintenance Venice (941)-484-0425 (Current areas available time Cleaner, non smo
tasks. Hiring Bonus. Apply in FLOOR buffer, operators. are Jnes Lop, Midway, rt time Cleaner, non smok-
y person: 6025 Taylor Rd., Ste. Run a propane floor buffer Hillsbbrough). Someof the er, must have car, exp. prf.
2, Punta Gorda or fax resume machine, sweep' & mop. $10: benefits of working for Days,Mon-Fr. Sharon 941
Ito 941- 575-7968. $1/hr, part time m rings .yourself include; 764-7763.
DRIVERS POSITIONS avai- 20 30 hrs/ w W Early momirig hours that Pest, Control & Termite
DRIVERS POSITIONS avail- 20,- 30 hrs/ week. Weely don'tinterferew/daytime Tech Positions available, Join
able for Sarasota & Charlotte pay. Call for appt. 352-564- don't interfere w/ daytime Tech Positions available. Join
able for Sarasota & Charlotte 2025or 800-236-9398 ..activities. the County!s best-qualified
Counties, Class. /CDL $150. to..$300. Approx. Pest contr.ol.Cp. Apply in per;.
required, along with current Garage' Door -Company income per week s:, i'. FI;P;i.::, Cir, Venice.
DMV report. Benefits, major. requires DOOR.INSTALLER.: .1, i,,- ,,-,,, ir.,:- c4 J t-. directions.
medical, 401K, paid vacation Full Time, will train. Call Bonus+ NeW.IlCstomer
&.pension plan. Apply 3333 (941)-625-6258 .....reards PEST CONTROL
Acline Rd. Purta Gorda or 123 Gate keeper/check-in per- NO COLLECTIONS! SPRAY TECHS: Lawn & Orria-
Jackson Rd., Venice. 4500 son needed Full time person Our contractor routes are mental.experience needed for
Linwood Rd, Placida, 1-941- to check-in trucks at a landfill. great for anyone looking Ft: Myers -.Punta Gorda area.
626-9700 Mon Fri. 8 4pm. Inquirein person at Southwest for part-time income from Apply Greenscapes (239)-643-
DAILY WORK/DAILY PAY Land Developers, 30001 a 2nd .:.r, r~i.r.,r :, 4471
Temp. to Perm No Fees Zemel Road, Punta 'Gorda' college students, and
All Types of Positions' (94'1) 6'37-8345 ,' Morn's and Oadis. wanting Picernei gmt. Corp. is
ABOR FINDERS General Labor positions: to stay home with the kids currently accepting applica-
LABOR FINDES General Labor positions: during the day! tions for several positions
627-4041 Must be able to lift up to CHECK OUT OUR available at Hampton
EOE Trans. Avail. 501bs. Long term; day shift, OPPORTUNITY AND Point Apartments. Come
DANCERS TOPLESS .,$li I ;1 COME GROW WITH US! i.:.,a rnmr '
WANTED GOLF COURSE pr, I t1O .H- '. ,e, m i. ,,
.$300 a shif EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN J.r .: t4l, 9-1.10
$3900ashift- Brand NEW equipment. Pt (941) 20:1322 or apply in person:
9414577077 Charlotte area. F/T. Vacation '. OR :2511 Lther Road
DELIVERY DRIVER and benefits. EOE DFWP.:Con- Tim eahey Port Charlotte, FL 33983
& YARD WORKER tact Jeremy 239-872-06.06. i :. i. DFWP/EE
At-least a-Class D- license TI-,irl PINEMOORGO-F CLUB
required. Murdock Stones Etc. GOOD PEOPLE H.rr.,.. Rd now hiring GolfCourse
-l' '.e ..ANTED, Fr ;hrrl.nri Laborer & PT Mechanic.
DELIV ERY ROUTE DRIVER, FT, Ca.ig, d.p.. abrl .e 4 ,24310 No.eip.necessary. Call
SDELIVERY ROUTE DRIVER, ,-, -Must be Over 18 years of between 5:30am & 2pm
for Portable Sanitatio Co. ,o rg fo "lder- NiMhuBa st O 18 years of between 5:30am & 2pm
Port be familiar with Char-o infoelderly- Nighta age, have insured vehicle, (941).662-0072
I-,ri- countyy & Sarasota .: .* Position.,Will train. I-,u:'- sial security'#'& valid
ty would be helpful. Clean dri- keeping, also dr .r:. license.
ving record required. 941- (941)-575-9390, 22
629-2665 7:30am- 3:30 pm Shreve Street, P.G. MAINTENNCE P/ POOL TECHS

DELIVERY DRIVER HELP WANTED ON FISH FARM 4 days per week, Fri 5-10pm;
Englewood has an immediate outside labor, housing & a& .. i.u,'' -I l-1..l: Mon
opening. Class B CDL with salary 863-494-4149 5-10pm. Lightmaint, clean--
air9 brakes. Contact Debbie. b:l: .r 6pm & 7pm ONLY!! ing, light landscaping. Good
for more information'at H.'i.EH,_-,LL, MANsGF- starting pay, ,good working
conditionMs; mustbe depend-
484-9721 or apply in person r lEI JT I ii i ji,-i I.Iir a busi-,F Loi..t~ :st aleus- ,'- '.
.... .,....;,,,CallTues-. ,
at 6520 Industrial Ln. n :: :...nr re:dc eep 1 1._ C3-
Englewood DrugfreeWorkplce' Creek; in lud. :, cleaning, J I H AR S
EXP FURNITURE DELIVERY laundry, errands, etc. Must be HOWARDS
IMMEDIATE OPENING organized, reliable, honest, Maketer POOL WORLD
FT/PT, delivery warehouse xible & detail oriented.2-3 Audition to be our
positions. Heavy lifting, days perweek. $10.00 per hr. famous iy Liberty
pSiTiosHeN v R iT References & info toi- .Fax: amous Lady Liberty
requires clean driving record. efMo a 'ale and 'Female,
Please apply in person 'to941-743-3297, EMail: Energy and Enthusiasm 941)-625-6
3069 S. McCall Rd, .Engl ..- 'debbiel @aol.com, -ausu l plus .
.-..-' llL--1-.'-..- ,, "- '" "- "u performance bonuses "-,, il',r ,- ,'. ..-
:DELIVERY/WAREHOUSEl: :. HO4USEKE pEP E .- '; atI4S4-45954 '..':'- 'iJc'i ii..r TiLI-F'Hi:iJE
dependablele, eager, honest wanted fo'Full-'i r'and i ip r. I s
Earn competitive wages to wanted for'Fullit e and Part- -a. ,,,: ia i ,,,,I C ,r
start with group health ins,' Time postions;all shifts. M'urketin i 'assistant 'r ..'.i i T
paid vac, weekends off. Starting wages range Fastest growing tax n:, j Lci.a.i, Bi, j ur,l, ,
Apply at between $7.00 .- $8.00 / hr. service ever seeks E i. E
STEPHEN'S FURNITURE Pleas call (941) 637-2592. Marketing assistant I .,.- "' We HIl
S 30H ryStrong organization trin t.he Ih
4427 S. Tamiami Tr. Housekkeepers Strand planningskillsa ', .
Venice 4930087 Are needed at local nursing must Call 484-5954 t.s-,- T1,-: i-a.,J
DIETARY AIDE FT & Dish- homes. Daylight'shifts, Exe- L'. ir.-i i: ,ii
-wiasher PT, Experienced, ,cellent Pay & Benefits MATURE, ENERGETIC, PUNC- i.':ii-. -
for busy retirement--.home. ,' .APPJLY IN PERSONW -Tii -"rnf l if. .-: i, ,learn PR-._SIRM--S HERz /I'mW :
SiDDilv at: ,jn3-.iill ,'jr.1,' .HeritageJHeallh .Cae Ctr. lit i .: i, l- i, hi"'' 1ij-i I-,,, tenancp i, w-..i 'c ,l i[ j n_
-J'-'J' Sanirll E5 F'" T| |-:, '1026 Albee Farm-Rd. mrjr, tr u i- .velcome. Fr- ri.,r-rj.3, i
Creek or call (9411-764-6577 Venice (941)-484-0425 ;'l. ; :r ri4 I-I -'6-9190 -;,4 i -
DOG GROOMING Immediate Opening for Driver: MF ,. IL'ii, ,:,-
Busy Punta Gorda shop Local sod company needs full IV'erry IV dia fr ,:l,, .i., ,r ri. i',
needs a 3rd. Groomer & time driver. Must have Class A IonT d -: ,:,r," ,,,,-,,
part time Bather. Good hrs. & CDL w/ minimum 4 yrs. expe- .Theageader nthe huse .- ,,,
good pay. (941) 639-3303 ience and clean driving Cleaning Industry is Seeking!. ,,, I
record. Route delivery expert. Professional Full ,:,i,,,- .rii. iir, ,.i-i
DRIVERn .- .I ,,,r;-:ij .Tampa Com- Cll -' ii.. '-'1
25+. Gd driving record:'.'pany e. in,: ,i- local area:' -Time Cleaners -C ,
r,, to start. Night i drTfivb' j lo,, It,:,-, : j' a,.' i, i I "'M'' a l rid ay '" R 'sident Cape-
'l,,, d 941-475-8294 hri.;-"a An a r Mohday thrunFrida
.... ,,_dd 941.4..__29.4_ -,-- F, 8:00 -5:00 "' Assistants .-
DRIVER SOS SEPTIC inside, Sales- irii.:u..LiSI .^ MWst4'aie F,:,I i,. l ,iir,-,, ;r ,,j
'L cIL'L-. ,, Starrt ,-.,,- i,-,r ,,,r -:, vi ,,,e Valid FDL-& Insurance u,,,ted .Li lg CuoiTii 'ul, .
at 5l13.00 hr ui hT,," I -.'- rS ii i ,i :I : ,-.,-d- 510.00 hr. training, in (C i r,,:,n-' County. We .; ill
at 513.00 hr I-: ir,-,r ,,- lul eekly paychecks train -the' right person.


9-. 14r, ,,1-473-1767 i .,i
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941-473-1767


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Must have CDL Class'. t,- in ,,
-M"P drriing- .ir',-i.: ~ :,ii KITCHEN & BATH SHOP
Ir Tr,,hj 941-A._- '- our I',-'J Cabinet Fabrication
941-815-2298 '.''' .-/Installers. Apply-at: Solid'
DRIVER cle, Building 11, Port Char-
Leading HVAC wholesaler l otte.
seeks positive individual to '
join our winning team. Excel -. .rii ..
lent 401k, insurance & bonus $250 Sign-on Bonus
program. Start Immediately, .Eperience preferred
Call Jeff 941-426-979 1-' .r,' i ,.. ; I i :
North Port Location.DFWP- .. ': E,:: a E.. 'I)11A:'1 ",
DRIVER NEEDED, Class B, LAW 1e lIr llE i, -. Fr
Dump truck exp. Contact exp preferred. Boca Grande
Larry (248)-939-6123 or area. .Company truck,e'll
(941)-460-0625 phone i..il. .- .lu;i lh.-
clean driver's lic.
DRIVER/PARKING. LOT. Call(941)-964-0888
Sweeper. In Ft. Myers. Must
have clean license. 3rd shift A S K US
hours. PT/FT. Good :.rlrn .' '- .
-pay. 941-764-9898 '"
DRIVERS, for non-emergency n w
.medical transport, F/f ob /T
25+ yrs. old. Clean Fi,,r;, O can lace a
MVR. For interview cal i li 1 ~'PICTURE ..
624-4554, Mon.-Fri; ." of tem
EARN $3200/MONTH for sale
PROCESS HUD REFUNDS in your
.HUD-INFO-HOTLINE in y r
941-556-1300 classified ad!.


Apply. in perpQn: M-F
S10:00 -,4:00pm '
or call 941 255-5656
18350,RPaulgdn Dr. A-1
.. : l. Cariptte, FL
Behind Sun Fleamarket
Ed lbirui&'gickground
S""' Checks
r '.GET RESULTS
USE CLASSIFIED!


Excellent Benefit Package.
H, health, Dental, '.;.:.,
'401K, Vacation. Fax
Resurie to (941) 627 -'.:1 ,:'
or'apply il parson
i Roy al iT Il i F ir.rii'- ri

S2500'Aaron Street'--
*Port Charlotte, Florida ,.
D.. 3 E3952E ;
DFW/EOE _,_


S CITY OF NORTHIPORT*'' ,*
The Place toBe
f, or great careers and benefits
,pid Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
12 paid holidays and more...


CITY MANAGER DEPARTMENT
Senior Executive Assistant
$13.4245 .':0.'l 65

-' BUILDING DEPARTMENT
Property Standards Inspector
S.... $12.7851 $19.1774 --- -

POLICE DEPARTMENT
Police Officer .
$16.9973 $25.7993

PUBLIC WORKS
MAINTENANCE WORKER
$8.2413 $12.3620

,., Senior Staff Assistant at
S $10.5183 $15.7774 -

UTILITIES DEPARTMENT
WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATOR A
Salary, $14.0957 --$21.1433

Apply in person or send/fax application
to Human Resources
5650 North Port Blvd., North Port,,FL 34287
941-423-3174 Fax: 941-423-3194
For more information & application go to
.' www.ci.north-port.fl.us

EOE/DFWP


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Boar Ydrrd ETperient :
.\ Plus. Keep Invenlorn
Clean & Organized.
Ad% ant emeni Opplor-
tunil), Miustl Ilale
'alli Drivers License
Yont U r GaivOal Ferry
--RV WORLD.
OF NOKOMIS
941-966-5335.

RV Technician
Good hours, good work
environment.
(941)-639-6000

SECURITY

OPPORTUNITIES

O WEEKEND
SECURITY

OFFICER: FT

POOL

SECURITY

OFFICER
Interested and qualified
candidates, please call
941-255-2446. Visit us
online at www.Faw-
cettjogs.com. EOE. DFWP.

aFAWCETT
r'Mp Nlemonal Ho- pTal
SECURITY OFFICERS
Local -positions. Venice.
Engl...No. 'Pbrt. Sarasota.
FT-PT.-split shifts avail.
941-486-9051
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SEWING HELP, P T, F ,.
Venice Drapery & Valance
Workroom. ,v-ill rr i,, :ri'."u:
,,Quir,,- 7 c, r,'74 .-!'7":,


Snelling
"Eveellence in Personnel"
aipt. ; .e.qp..nece.ss-iy _
Temp. Workers needed.
'' I.,T,,=ITU Ir b,
(941) 624-5570
ADVERTISE
In
The Classifieds!


2100 GENERAL

RESIDENT PROPERTY MAN-
AGER for upscale 12 unit 55+,
community in Rotonda. appr.
3 hrs/wk 941-698-9991
ROOF COMPONENT MFG
Now'hiring
Saw Dept. & Table Dept.
eOvertime
*Paid holiday & vacation
oBenefits
*Quick Advancement
Apply.at 5300 Linwood Rd.
Rotonda. (941)-698-0800


2100 GENERAL

Swimming Pool Con-
struction: Long term,
career minded, quality
conscious individuals
only need to apply. Expe-
rienced or will train the
right person.
LAYOUT/DIG/STEEL
DECK CREW
BRICK & TILE
PUNCHOUT
Clean FL Drivers License
required & DFWP. Apply
in person @ Nautilus
Pools, Inc. 18380 Paul-
son Drive, Port Charlotte
or call 941-624-5744.
RRITAX PREPARER
Tax preparation involves peo-
ple skills too! Liberty Tax
Service the fastest growing
tax service ever is offering
free computer tax class to
train tax preparers for sea-
sonal employment:
Call 484-5954 for details
TELEPHONE Cable
Installers needed. Full size
truck required. Will train. Drug
Free Workplace. Call (941)
575- 9444.
Warehouse Attendant/Deliv-
ery, good driving record w/
some parts exp. Mon-Fri 7-5
Call (863)-494-1614
WAREHOUSE
Leading HVAC wholesaler
Seeks positive individual to
join our winning team. Excel-
lent 401k, insurance & bonus
program. Start Immediately,
SCall Jeff 941-426-9791
North Port Location DFWP

$ WEEKLY PAY $
1 position available -

Immediate opening
for contracted
Newspaper Carrier.

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9, 1 I :T 1 "

Call Jeff Davis
941.681-3000 x211
Englewood Sun

2110 PARTTIME/
TEMPORARY



SUN
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ADDITIONAL
INCOME NEEDED?

ARE YOU AVAILABLE
2:00- 5:30AM 7 days
per week?

EARLY MORNING
DELIVERY FOR THE
ENGLEWOOD SUN

ETARN S800. S1500 PER
IVc. NO COLLECTIONS!!'

io'pportunritii- nc..v av.ailble
tor couil .i3c d to route d lii'

IMuSi t ha'.' 3 rhlable I,
cle jalir l Florid. dil ,ei;
I,.:en'e i..:,,:1 l:-iujlrf
"ard.

-Call Jeff in the..
t'Crculation Dept.
941-681-3000 ext 211

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SELL IT!
FIND IT!
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The window of opportunity is always open.


OFF-SHIFT
OPPORTUNITIES


SHIPPING SUPPORT
SPECIALISTS
Previous warehouse, shipping,
and/or loading experience a plus.
Responsibilities include packaging,
staging and inventory, and loading
product onto delivery trucks.
*Continual heavy lifting required
.(50-100 Ibs). '

Hours: Sun-Thurs, 11pm-7am

GLASS PLANT WORKERS
Prior heavy trades experience in a
non-air conditioned environment
highly desirable. Must be able to
perform frequent heavy lifting.

Hours:.5:30pm to 5:30am. Rotating
schedule &.works every other
weekend.




Sw w. p g t i n d


In return for your energy and
commitment, we are proud
to offer:

Highly Competitive Pay
Shift Differentials
For Off-Shifts
Matching 401K
Medical/Dental
Tuition Reimbursement
Product Discounts
SGym Memberships & More!

S Don't miss this opportunity to
be part of one of the fastest
growing companies in Florida!

Apply in person,
Monday-Friday,
7:30am-5:00pm, at:
1070 Technology Drive, Nokomis
(exit 195, off 1-75)
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