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Title: Venice gondolier sun
Uniform Title: Venice gondolier sun
Alternate Title: Venice gondolier
Gondolier
Physical Description: v. : ill. (some col.) ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Venice Gondolier Sun
Publisher: Venice Gondolier Sun
Place of Publication: Venice Fla
Publication Date: May 6, 2007
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Subject: Newspapers -- Venice (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Sarasota -- Venice
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 56, no. 7 (April 4-6. 2001)-
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On Page 1 of today's Our SUN PHOTOS BY JEFF TAVARES, jtavares@venicegondolier.com
Town section, Realtors offer
suggestions for preparing Discussing the real estate market in Venice recently were, from left, Coldwell Banker
homes for sale and for mak- Realtor Janice Holloway; Realtor Laura Kopple, president of the Venice Area Board of
ing the best use of a. Realtors; Marlene Merkle, executive vice president of the VABR; Michael Saunders Realtor
Realtor. Helen Moore; builder David Hunihan; ReMax Realtors Brian and Sandi Morris; SellState
Realtor Dennis Gardner; Realtor Tim Paradiso (hidden); and WCI Realtor Cheryl Youmans.



Realtors upbeat about home sales


BY KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR


Area Realtors are begin-
ning to smile again.
March MLS figures show-
ed a 16 percent increase in
sales. There also are fewer
homes on the market.
'A year ago there were
300 Realtors wait-listed to
get a lock box," Venice Area
Board of Realtors Executive
Vice President Marlene
Merkle said. "We have 3,500.
There's no wait today."
Merkle joined in a
roundtable discussion with
several area Realtors, build-
er David Hunihan and MLS
Board President Laura Kop-
ple. They met in the confer-
ence room of the Venice
Gondolier Sun on Wednes-
day to share their thoughts
on the Suncoast housing
market.
Prices of single-family
homes reached a peak at
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2005 and sales bottomed
out about three months
later, according to Trend
graphix.com data for Ven-
ice.
"It happened in October
2005," Realtor Tim Paradiso
said.
"We had the three big-
gest years in history," Huni-
han said. "Of course the
prices would be down. You
have to look. in cycles of
three to five years.
"There are a lot of people
waiting to buy but they are
still afraid, They are waiting
for the media to tell them it
is all right or for interest
rates to go up."
Indicators
Unlike any time in histo-
ry, all the economic indica-
tors are positive for home
buying, he said. The stock
market is at a record high.
Government debt ratios are
at a four-year low and un-
employment also is near


record lows. Sarasota, Bra-
denton, Venice and Jack-
sonville were named among
the best places to retire in
both Inc. and Money maga-
zines, he added.
Trendgraphix.com data
shows the average price of
homes trending downward
from the peak reached in
2005, but sales trending up-
ward.
"We have a great many
cash buyers," Michael Saun-
ders Realtor Helen Moore
said, adding that she also
had buyers waiting for
property to sell in Naples or
somewhere else so they can
buy here.
"I amn seeing an increase
in sales and in an interest to
relocate here," said SellState
Realtor Dennis Gardner
said, who sells from Venice
to Naples.
Demand for second
homes or vacation homes
in the area has been affect-
ed by a lack of liquidity be-


cause of weaker markets in
the Northeast corridor and
in the Midwest, and also by
concerns about insurance
and taxes, he said.
Lobbying efforts
The latter two problems
are ones Florida real estate
professionals are working
on.
"Realtors are in the fore-
front of lobbying to do
something about that," Ven-
ice MLS Board President
Laura Kopple said. "Four-
teen went to Tallahassee for
Realtor Day and they (the
legislators) were listening to
us."
Realtor Day was an event
sponsored by the Florida
Association of Realtors to
bring members to Tallahas-
see to lobby for tax and in-
surance reforms to benefit
homeowners.
"There will be meaning-

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EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the
third in a series of articles on water
resources, treatment, disposal and
conservation in Southwest Florida.
BY ROLLIE REYNOLDS
STAFF WRITER

Many years ago, the lead-
ers of the city of Venice made
a particularly good decision.
In order to establish a reli-
able source of drinking water,
and not be dependent on the
generosity of other govern-
ment agencies in the water
business, they drilled wells
300 to 400 feet down into the
aquifers below the city.
Six of them are located
along the east side of the In-
tracoastal Waterway, while
eight are located in the area of
theWellfield Recreation Com-
plex off Pinebrook Road.
"As a result," said Steve
Park, the city's chief water
plant operator, "we're draw-
ing prehistoric water that's
been in the ground for a mil-


The saga of Nokomis Pavil-
ion reconstruction continues,
but an end may be in sight.
During the past three years
several construction dates
have been projected; the
most recent, last year, was
that work was expected to
start in April 2007.
Continuing delays due to
unexpected problems with
the original structure have led
to more administrative and
regulatory work.
"Yes, it is moving forward
and the project has gone out
to bid," said Rob Ladue, of
Sarasota County Parks and
Recreation Services. "Eight
companies have received
copies of the plan; two have
picked up and I believe an-
other is interested in bid-
ding."
This week the bids will be


opened.
The successful bid will go
before the county commis-
... .. sion for approval. However it


lion years, instead of yester-
day's rain water."
"To some degree," he said,
"that makes us less vulnera-
ble to drought conditions
than the county, which is
drawing primarily from sur-
face water sources like the
Peace River and Lake Man-
atee."
Park said that the aquifers
that provide the city's water
are constantly recharged
from an area in North Florida
called the Green Swamp Wat-
ershed, which is at a higher
elevation than Southwest
Florida.
"It's all about hydraulics,"
said Park.
"Gravity simply forces the
water from the higher eleva-
tions down to our lower ele-
vations through the under-
ground aquifer system, which
is ultimately to our advan-
tage."

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SUN PHOTO BY ROLLIE REYNOLDS
Water Plant Operator Tim Olsen tests a water sample from one
of the city's wells as part of the regular local monitoring
process. An independent state-certified lab does a monthly
analysis to assure compliance with all state and federal stan-
dards.

Nokomis pavilion work


n July

is necessary for the county to
receive the Department of
Environmental Protection's
coastal construction permit,
which is unlikely to be forth-
coming until summer, when
the DEP will decide on ap-
proval, or denial if it requires
additional information, ac-
cording to LaDue.
Part of the financing is two
grants. One has already been
extended, but an extension is
required on the second.
"The soonest construction
could begin would be July,
assuming we received a time-
ly approval from the DEP"
said LaDue.
The work is expected to
take 12 months to complete.
The Nokomis Beach Pavil-
ion Casey Key by Albee Road,
Nokomis, was designed by
local architect Jack West and
opened in 1953. He was com-
missioned to design the re-
placement.
Plans were announced in
October 2004 for an $800,000

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When searching for their chil-
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tor Web site.
A resident recently alerted
the state Department of Edu-
cation about an online do-
main that takes advantage of
parents who misspell the
Internet address for the FCAT
Parent Network.
Tom Butler, DOE press sec-


retary, said legal staff is work-
ing with the actual Web site
contractor to determine any
options.
Parents should note the
correct address for, the FCAT
Parent Network is www.fcat-
parentnetwork.com. Adding
an "s" to "parent" will reroute


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known as a "typosquatter,"
filled with generic links and
pop-up advertisements.
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County workshop explores


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Editor's note: This is the first of
three workshops examining exten-
ding the term of the program's
next phase from 10 to 15 years, and
several scenarios for funding trans-
portation and criminal justice pro-
jects.
BY STEVEN J. SMITH
STAFF WRITER
A penny doesn't go as far as
it used to.
That was the general con-
sensus among the Sarasota
County commissioners Tues-
day at the first of three work-
shops this month aimed at
determining the best ways to
use funds generated by the 1-
cent sales surtax in its next
phase, beginning in 2010.
The 1-cent sales tax funds
many capital improvement
projects for Sarasota County,
the school district and the
cities of Sarasota, Venice,
North Port and Longboat Key.
That extra penny you pay at
the cash register provides the


county with money for buses,
roads, jails, libraries, parks
and fire stations, to name a
few without raising prop-
erty taxes.
The second phase of the

"The problem is, we've
spoiled (them) in the
past by covering their
allocations out of our
portion."
-Shannon &-aub,
C_,uru; Commissioner

program ends Aug. 31, 2009.
The commissioners agreed
one way to raise more money
for Phase III is to increase its
duration from 10 to 15 years.
"We accomplished going
for 15 years instead of 10
years, because of the cost of
projects having escalated,"
said County Commissioner,
Shannon Staub, at the meet-


ing's end. "By going to 15
years we can hopefully do a
lot of the projects the public
wants us to do."
Spoiled
Another goal of the work-
shop was to explore how
much participation the cities
might offer toward the
improvement of their infra-
structure, since they benefit
from the surtax as well.
"We've had a very serious
discussion about the respon-
sibility of the cities to use
some of their allocations of

TO LEARN MORE
For more information on the
1-cent surtax and what it
funds, go to www.scgov.net
and click on "Penny Surtax

the surtax to projects like the
jail and expanded court facil-
ities," Staub said. "The prob-
lem is, we've spoiled (them) in


the past by Covering their
allocations out of our por-
tion."
Staub said this practice
must not continue. If the
county takes on the jail and
court costs without help from
the cities, little will be left for
roads, libraries, parks and
other projects mandated by
the public.
This subject will be a prior-
ity next week when County
Commissioner Nora Patt-
erson sits with city officials
from around the county at a
meeting of the Council of
Governments.
"To our knowledge, these
numbers and alternatives
have not been brought for-
ward to any of the city com-
missions or councils," Staulb
said. 'At least then, mayors,
city commissioners and co-
uncil members will have a
chance to sit around a table
and talk about them."
ssmith@sun-herald.com


SUN PHOTO BY ROLLIE REYNOLDS
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praise at First Baptist Church of Venice, and his church's
Worship Choir and Praise Band perform "God Bless the
U.S.A" during the National Day of Prayer service in
Centennial Park Thursday.


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TeXcellence promotes excellence


BY COURTNEY LINN
STAFF WRITER


Up to 34 percent of stu-
dents in Sarasota County
schools might not have a
computer in their homes.
With technology needs
expanding throughout sch-
ools, not having a.computer
could hinder a child from get-
ting a good education.
The TeXcellence program,
which is funded through the
Education Foundation of Sar-
asota County Inc. and local
donors, helps low-income
families by providing a refur-
bished computer to help with
education needs.
Mike Horan, director of
institutional technology for
the Sarasota County School
District and the liaison for the


program, said the opportuni-
ty to have current technology
helps create equality in the
classroom.
Students in fourth grade
and who are eligible for the
free or reduced-price lunch
program are the focus of
TeXcellence.
Horan and Ron Zimm-
erman, the creator of the pro-
gram, said the fourth grade is
the best time to introduce
technology into children's
lives.
Students get a computer
with a P3/2.0 processor, 512
megabytes of random access
memory, Windows 2000 Pro
operating system and a 40-60
gigabyte hard drive. They also
get a monitor, keyboard,
mouse, speakers, CD or
CDRW drive, installed educa-


Third-graders improve

rankings on FCAT


tional software, delivery to
the school and training for
students and parents.
Intemet access
The computers have Inter-
net capability, but it's up to
the student's parents to pro-
vide Internet service.
Horan, his team and the
Education Foundation are
currentlyworking with a part-
ner to get free or low-cost
Internet service to the com-
puters they are providing.
Horan said he hopes to have
something in place by the
start of the 2007-08 school
year.
According to Horan,
Internet service is critical to
children who are learning.
For example, the Department
of Education hosts a program
designed to help children
with their Florida Compre-
hensive Assessment Tests
called the FCAT Explorer pro-
gram, and it is only Web-
based.
Zimmerman said getting


to the library to access the
Internet is difficult and not
always the best'way for a child
to learn. The days and hours
are often inconvenient, and
parents can't always get their
kids there. Also, library com-
puters have a time limit for
usage.
In the future, Horan said
he and his team hope to
branch out and find a way to
provide low-cost, or free,
Internet to all low-income
families within the district,
not just those who are part of
the TeXcellence program.

Origins
Zimmerman, a teacher at
Cranberry Elementary, spear-
headed the program nine
years ago. With a grant of
$500; he and his mother start-
ed fixing used computers and
donating them to children
who would benefit.
Children who have com-
puters in the home have
higher student achievement,


Zimmerman said.
He is currently taking a
back seat now that the district
and the foundation have
adopted the program, and he
has taken on the role of train-
er.
High hopes

WANT TO HELP
The North County drop-off
site for computer donations is
1755 Northgate Blvd.,
Sarasota. Donations are
accepted the first and third
Tuesday of each month
between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.
For more information on
the TeXcellence program and
how to participate, contact
your school or the Education
Foundation of Sarasota


According to a representa-
tive from the foundation, it
costs rdughly $250 to refur-
bish one computer. They
hope to place 1,000 comput-


ers during the 2007-08 school
year.
The program operates pri-
marily on donations of com-
puters from the Sarasota
County government and
from people in the communi-
ty.
Presently, there is only a
North County drop-off loca-
tion for computers that are
four to five years old. Hpran is
looking for a South County
location.
Representatives from the
TeXcellence program will be
donating computers to fou-
rth-graders from Booker Ele-
mentary on May 12. They
.have plans to go to Glenallen
and Toledo Blade in June.
Horan said he anticipates
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BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN
STAFF WRITER


Even though Sarasota
School District third graders
showed a slight decline in
2007 FCAT reading scores,
area students still scored sig-
nificantly higher than the
state as a whole.
In the Sarasota School
District, 80 percent of third-
graders passed the reading
portion of the standardized
test, compared with 83 per-
cent last year.
Third-graders showed im-
provement in the mathemat-
ics portion of the test, with 83
percent passing compared
with 77 percent last year.
Statewide
Statewide only 69 percent
of third-graders passed the
reading test, compared with
75 percent last year, and 74
percent passed the math por-
tion, compared with 72 per-
cent last year.
All Venice-area elementary
schools had higher average
scores for the FCAT than the
statewide average in reading
and all but Island Village
Montessori had a higher aver-
age math score.
According to a school dis-
trict press release, third-
graders in Sarasota County
Public Schools ranked fourth
among the state's 67 school
districts in reading and sixth
in the state in math.
Last year the district
ranked ninth in math and
fifth in reading, moving up
one place in that subject due
to a four-point drop in read-
ing scores statewide.
State department of edu-
cation officials are analyzing
test results. The 2007 scores
are still an improvement over
2005 results, suggesting the
higher 2006 scores may have


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The city's Chief Water Plant Operator, Steve Park, keeps careful watch over the flow of raw
water into the Warfield Avenue plant from 14 remote production wells. This electronic control
panel enables his staff to monitor and regulate that: flow by controlling the system's complicat-


ed series of pumps and motors.

WATER from page A
Deeper is safer
Another benefit of the pro-
duction wells being so deep is
that they are more protected
from saltwater intrusion and
stormwater and agricultural
runoff.
The wells next to the In-
tracoastal, for example, are far
below any saltwater that
might seep into the ground
from that waterway.
In the vicinity of each pro-
duction well is one or more
monitoring wells, which may
vary in depth from 15 feet to
400 feet, and allow testing of
the water supply at different
levels. Venice has a total of 20
monitoring wells.
In addition to testing the
water from the production
wells on a regular basis, the
Venice plant operators also
test each monitoring well in
the surrounding area to iden-
tify any pollutants or other
substances that may be
threatening the water supply.
The city's state-of-the-art
treatment process starts with
"membrane separation," in
which high-efficiency reverse
osmosis filters remove miner-
als and salts and other conta-
minants from the raw water.
Then a combination of chem-
icals is introduced to counter-
act any pollutant that might
be present.
Although the recipe sounds


REALTORS from page A
ful property tax reform and it
will happen this year," ReMax
Realtor Sandi Morris said.
"There are 61 bills regarding
property taxes on the floor."
Kopple said Gov. Charlie
Crist also was listening, and
that many legislators thanked
the Realtors for going to Tal-
lahassee.
Coming months
"Traditionally,. the second
quarter is the best," Merkle
said. "April, May and June.
Hunihan said there is an
eight-month supply of new
homes available, pointing out
that it takes about that long to
build a new home.
"To replace the current
inventory of new homes, we
have to start building now,"
he said.
More than 500 listings have
expired, Coldwell Banker
Realtor Janice Holloway said.
"In the past, we showed
more in season but sold more
in the summer," she said.
Hunihan said the end us-
ers are the buyers of record
today, rather than the "flip-
pers" who were in and out of
the market simply to make a
quick buck during the recent
boom years.
Currently there are 1,616
listings, of which 79 have
closed and 64 sales are pend-
ing.
Realtors account for 50
percent of real estate sales.
New homes and by-owner
sales account for the rest and
do not go through MLS.
"Last year was tough," WCI
Realtor Cheryl Youmans said.
"I wasn't here for the boom
times, but I have enough list-
ings. I don't need anymore
unless they are good.
"You can list your home or
you can sell it."
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makeover. Contractors would
tear out, rebuild and restore
the bathrooms. An air-condi-
tioned community meeting
room for 40 people would be
constructed. Outside in the
covered dining area would be
a lock-up service with refrig-
erator and kitchen sink.
Decorative floor tiles
would be fitted under the out-
side of the pavilion, with the
original fountain being recon-
structed and the landscaping
design completed.
Later it was decided to
redesign the bathrooms in a
linear fashion with entrances
on both sides.
An investigation revealed
problems with the septic tank
drainage, which will necessi-
tate additional work.
Last year it was decided to
rename the new structure
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THE RULES
In January the Southwest Florida Water Management District declared a water shortage throughout
Southwest Florida, and extended several restrictions on water use until July 31.
Lawn and landscape watering can be done only once-per-week, the day being determined by your
house number. Except as otherwise enforced, the SWFWMD rules are as follows: Mondays for num-
bers ending in 0 or 1, Tuesdays for numbers ending in 2 or 3. Wednesday for numbers ending in 4 or
5, Thursday for number ending in 6 or 7, and Fridays for numbers ending in 8 or 9, or locations with-
out a discernible address.
In addition, on the day you are allowed to water, you must do so before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m.
The city of Venice and Sarasota County have basically the same rule. Residents with even-numbered
addresses may water only on Tuesdays, while those with odd numbers may water only on Thursdays.
Certain exemptions are available for new plant materials, and properties which submit a viable alter-
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ent watering day assigned to each piece.
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Personal car-washing is limited to once per week. (Car-washing fund raisers are currently still allowed.)
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can save you both water and money.
Irrigation systems should have rain sensors installed that automatically override the sprinkling cycle
when adequate rainfall has occurred. Watering with reclaimed water is not restricted but conservation
is encouraged.
For more information or clarification regarding applicable restrictions and conservation measures, visit
the SWFWMD Web site at WaterMatters.org. To telephone, you may call either (800) 848-0499 or (800)
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BOB MUDGE
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FAX: (941) 484-8460
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VIEW


Fertilizer ordinance: Sometimes you settle for half a loaf


W hen passing a new fertilizer ordi-
nance this week, Sarasota County
commissioners were only con-
cerned with how tough to make it.
Commissioners opted for "Ordinance
Lite," arguing it could always be strength-
ened later after more research and public
hearings.
They were put in the position of rushing
something through by the Florida Legis-
lature, which itself is working toward state-
wide fertilizer standards. Legislators hope to
have a proposed state law by next January.
County officials felt that the statewide
standards were being influenced by the fer-
tilizer industry, which they maintain wants a
weaker law in place. Industry spokesmen
and legislators, including Rep. Michael
Granit, R-Port Charlotte, argue 67 rules cov-
ering 67 counties would impose a costly


burden.
A legislative council recently approved a
moratorium on local fertilizer laws, except
for counties already working on local ordi-
nances.
So Sarasota County took pre-emptive
action.
Sarasota had been working on an ordi-
nance for months, so it was relatively easy to
get something on the books quickly. It
appears other counties now will be up the
creek if they want effective rules of their
own.
But commissioners were angry they had
to act before they were ready for a compre-
hensive ordinance.
Commissioner Jon Thaxton complained
last week, "The special interests write the
laws for Tallahassee. ... What took us nine
months, they were able, to accomplish in


nine hours."
There are plenty of reasons for coastal
counties to be concerned about fertilizing
practices.
Excessive nitrogen and phosphate runoff
damages the waterways. It feeds plant and
algae growth and may contribute to red tide
blooms.
The new ordinance pertains only to com-
mercial and institutional fertilizer applica-
tors, who will be required to take a county
training program.
The tougher ordinance would have
restricted the times of application, the con-
tent and rate of fertilizer application and
total annual application. It would have
applied to both commercial businesses and
individuals.
A certain amount of slow-release fertilizer
would have been required. The amount of


phosphorus in the fertilizer would have
been restricted. People would have been
required to apply fertilizer in compliance
with package instructions.
One sticking point was fertilizer-free
zones, with no fertilizer allowed within 25
feet of a waterway.
This was a problem for some commis-
sioners who weren't convinced that was a
correct setback.
A tougher ordinance will be brought back
in the coming months and it will be put into
effect.
It's too bad the ordinance had to move
along before a complete law was ready. But
it's better to have something on the books
than nothing at all.
And it will be unfortunate if other coun-
ties aren't able to do a better job of protect-
ing themselves and their environment.


A project in transition


BOB VEDDER
PUBLISHER


The airport development
project has certainly got peo-
ple talking.
City management has
done a nice job of listening to
the many different view-
points and has changed its
approach several times to try
to make sure that whatever is
done takes as many thoughts
into account as possible.
Many people want the city
to stop the process now.
Another argument is that the
city is moving too fast.
While it might seem fast,
developing the airport prop-
erty has been an undertaking
for more than a decade. It has
been studied, with a variety of
proposals and meetings for
input and modifications.
Much of what has been pro-
posed has come from those
sessions.
The city has taken feed-
back about the needs of the
community and tried to
match those needs to the
undeveloped land at the air-
port.
For those who want noth-
ing more to happen ,- no
more restaurants, no boat
slips, no hotel rooms then
obviously stopping now is the
answer. But those who have
found a dearth of marine
facilities or who bemoan the
loss of restaurants on the
water or who have seen hotel
rooms decline over the last
decade see this as a golden'
opportunity.
One argument that is a
concern is the environment.
Marty Black and the staff
have contended they want
the area to meet Audubon
standards.
People are upset that we
might displace some gopher
tortoises, even though that
happened already when we
built the waterway trail,
which people like. Those ani-
mals can be and have been
safely moved. I am more con-
cerned about the scrub jay
habitat to the south.
One of the funny things I
have heard is that some peo-
ple want to keep the airport
area unspoiled and beautiful.
There is nothing beautiful
about the airport and its
immediate area.
The area to the south
toward Caspersen, on the
other hand, is very special,
and that area needs to be
worked around and carefully
preserved.
Last weekend I had a
chance to play golf in Ala-
bama and by chance stayed at
a Marriott that had a confer-


ence center attached to it in
conjunction with golf cours-
es. It was a beautiful facility
that fit very nicely into the
surroundings.
Please do not think that I
am on the Marriott consult-
ing list, like others in the com-
munity, but it was in fact a
very nice setup.
As far as consulting goes, I
was disappointed to see Ed
Taylor as a consultant to one
group. It puts his wife, council
member Vicki Taylor, in a
bad position where she has to
remove herself from the deci-
sion process, and would
make a decision in favor of
that group look like it was
unfairly influenced.
Now the city has decided
to slow down the process. It is
proposing paying ;a consul-
tant even though we are cut-
ting costs all over in anticipa-
tion of reductions to property
tax revenues that the state
likely will impose.
I do like the idea of having
the community shape the
development or lack of it
- rather than doing it top
down by developers. I have
felt from the get-go on this
and on other projects that this
was a backward approach.
However, I doubt that we are
going to learn much more
than we have not already
learned over the last 10 years.
One thing that is surprising
is that there seems to be no
one speaking in favor of any
of the things that have been
offered. Not one letter from a
boater needing a berth, or a
golfer looking for a nicer golf
course, or a person wanting a
restaurant on the water, or
someone thinking we could
use motel rooms and a con-
ference center or .any avia-
tion-related services noth-
ing. Is the business commu-
nity against this?
A piece of the puzzle that
has not been mentioned is
the need to keep some of the
airport for festival grounds.
The Italian-American Fest-
ival, Sharks Tooth Festival,
Rotary Art Fest and an occa-
sional tent circus need a place
to go., Don't forget that.
And I must say that the
idea that the airport needs
additional operating funds is
just not correct. I have no idea
what the airport fund would
do with a half million addi-
tional dollars each year. It cur-
rently is in the black.
It would be great if each
citizen of the city could get a
dividend check, sort of like
Alaska does for its citizens
from oil sales. That would
truly make it a benefit to all
citizens.
The key is that whatever
we do, we want to make it
nice and ensure that the in-
frastructure can handle what-
ever we design, while trying to
meet as many needs as we
can and also realizing that
we will not please everyone.

RobertA. Vedder writes a
twice-weekly column in this
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LETTERS FROM OUR READERS


'Hometown' movement is anything but


Editor:
Hometown Democracy should be called "Hometown
Bureaucracy;" as it imposes impenetrable government red tape
on any effort to improve local economies and build homes. '
The movement by environmental extremists will force vot-
ers to approve all changes to local government comprehensive
plans in a special election. In other words, if you own property,
you will need to conduct an expensive political campaign to
get a simple zoning change. This will require several special
elections each year.
If Floridians vote for this special interest-funded effort, it
will shatter our local economies and bleed the landscape of
affordable housing, separating Floridians into those who have
homes already and those who do not.
With thousands of families moving to Florida each month,
conservationists who want to protect our Florida landscape
should focus on smart growth, not radical, zero-growth mea-
sures like Hometown Democracy.
It's irresponsible to refuse to allow young families a place to
live. Reasonable voters should not support this extreme, elitist
effort.

John G. Ryan
President and CEO
Venice Area Chamber of Commerce


Bad decisions?
Long memories
Editor:
Mr. Vedder's column con-
cerning Venice growth, was
very much out of line.
As a resident, Sue Lang is
entitled to her views on
growth on the island, and
contrary to Mr. Vedder's opin-
ion, most residents I know
agree that the type of expan-
sion that's been proposed is
horrendous.
We're not talking about a
Naples or Sarasota, with a
much larger area. We're talk-
ing about Venice island with
land connections dependent
on three bridges. We all know
what a disaster the traffic can
be in season, so it's certainly
natural to wonder how devel-
opment of 451 prime water-
front acres might impact the
area.
FAA officials leave airport
growth and development to


local authorities, and that air-
ports are expected to pay
their own operating costs,
though not necessarily "ma-
jor repairs and future devel-
opment."
So why the sudden need
for expansion when it's cer-
tainly not mandated by the
FAA? Could it possibly be that
our elected officials are look-
ing with fear and trepidation
to the property tax cuts being
discussed in Tallahassee and
want desperately to find a
new income source?
Unlike the rest of us who
have to budget when our
income is cut, government
finds new ways to tax and
grow. One thing it needs to be
reminded about, however, is
the next election cycle. People
stuck in bridge traffic, unable
to visit Caspersen or admire
our $4,500 Medjool date
palms, will have long memo-
ries.


. Finally, instead
Ms. Lang to move
maybe Mr. Vedd
transfer to the Mia




Two-way traffic
Editor:
I am shocked an
at Bob Vedder's att
Lang. Must be great
publisher.
I have only me
once but have fol
vision for the island
that certain builder
members of coi
Marty Black want
our wonderful vi
another Sarasota o
How very unki
Vedder to suggest
move to Bartow. We
to Venice to escape
and jets and their
fumes, and traffic,
nas, and high golf f
We like our
town and wish to
would leave it alon
Perhaps it is Mi
who should think a
ing (and take Ma
with him).

Alic

Looking for answ
Editor:
After reading th
about Sue Lang in
Gondolier Sun, I r
the Gondolier Sun
impartial in its cove
proposed airport p
Before condemn
suggest you consid
the following quest
Why has the VC
to receive bids for


of advising from developers other than
to Bartow, Marriott?
der could Why hasn't the Gondolier
mi Herald. Sun Googled the Marriott's
agent and other people con-
Diane Toth nected with the proposals
Venice submitted to council last
Wednesday? It is a matter of
public record that political
contributions have been
made to government officials
d appalled at other places where the
d appalled Marriott is trying to develop
ack on Sue resors.
at to be the resorts.
Why have rumors been cir-
t Sue culating for the past two years
t Sue Lang that Marriott would like to
allowed her develop a resort at the air-
d and agree port?
rs, lawyers Why the brouhaha about
ncil aned developing Tramonto Vista
to change Park if not to increase the
llage into attractions of a future Mar-
r worse. riott development picnic
nd of Mr. facilities, an arena for music
t Sue Lang performances, lots of parking,
high-rises, in close proximity to a pris-
noises and tine beach and all available by
anoisd mai- walking across the road from
fees. a Marriott?
pedestrian Why are the city fathers
God they pushing a marina when our
e. e very own airport consultants;
Or. Vedder who have been paid a great
.bout move deal of money to study the
arty Black airport, list a marina as the
least desirable project for the
airport?
*a Simmons And last but not least, why
Venice is council galloping ahead to
chose a developer when the
wers city's airport plan is hot fin-
ished and we have had no
e diatribe public meetings to decide
he diatribe what citizens want?
n Sunday's
realize that Rosemary Vauzanges
is far from Venice
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Slough water far



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What price will future
growth have on the health of
existing residents?
The natural limitations of
our ground and surface water
resources, when combined
with the substantial popula-
tion growth of our area, pre-
sent water supply and
demand problems.
In order to secure enough
drinking water for the future,
the Sarasota Board of County
'Commissioners is looking to
Cow Pen Slough as a future
drinking water source, with
plans to extract 15 million gal-
lons per day at an estimated
price of $186 million.
Cow Pen Slough is located
in southern Sarasota County;
it is the largest watershed
basin in the county and has
been highly altered by past
agricultural activities.
Agriculture continues to be
one of the most unregulated
and polluting industries in
Florida. The water quality
problems associated with
Cow Pen Slough are just one
example of the impact the
agriculture is having on Flor-
ida's waterways.
According to the Sarasota
County Comprehensive Plan,
septic tank pollution, silta-
tion, erosion, agricultural
runoff, excessive nitrogen and
phosphorus, coliform bacte-
ria and oxygen depletion are a
few of the current water qual-
ity problems identified in the
'Cow Pen Slough basin.
.The Sarasota County Land-
fill is also located within the
Cow Pen Slough watershed.
According to the Environ-
mental Protection Agency, all
landfill liners will eventually
leak. The hazardous liquids
placed in a landfill will even-
tually migrate offsite. This
may take years or decades,
but eventually will occur.
A significant benefit of
withdrawing water from Cow
Pen Slough is likely to be the
reduction of freshwater flow-
ing into Shakett Creek and
Dona Bay. Both are located


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downstream of Cow Pen
Slough, and Dona Bay is clas-
sified as an Outstanding Flor-
'ida Water. The OFW designa-
tion is intended to provide
additional protection to spe-
cial waters recognized for
their ecological significance,
by providing the highest de-
gree of protection under the
state of Florida permitting
policies.
Cow Pen Slough was "ca-
nalized" in the 1960s; since
then, the ecology of Dona Bay
has suffered as increased
freshwater flows during the
rainy season negatively affect
the salinity of Dona Bay.
Marine life in Dona Bay has
been drastically altered as a
result of too much freshwater
flowing into the Bay.
Freshwater flows into
Dona Bay need to be reduced
in order to. restore the valu-
able marine environment of
Dona Bay. It is unfortunate
that it has taken more than
four decades to begin to
address the water quality and
quantity problems of the Cow
Pen Slough watershed.
Florida is largely depen-
dent upon rainfall as a source
of freshwater. Recent drought
conditions have shown that
water managers cannot as-
sume surface and groundwa-
ter storage from rainfall will
remain relatively constant.
Freshwater is a finite re-
source, and there are no easy
answers to remedying, local
water quality and quantity
problems.
History has shown that
voluntary water conservation
measures are not adequate.
Additional mandatory mea-
sures to conserve water need
to be implemented.
Under existing state growth
management laws, local gov-
ernments, such as the Sara-


sota Board of County Com-
missioners, do not have the
final authority to deny resi-
dential or commercial devel-
opment based on water sup-
ply deficiencies.
In order for the county to
use Cow Pen Slough as a safe
drinking water supply for the
future, hydrological restora-
tion of previously destroyed
wetlands within the water-
shed and an increase in over-
sight and regulation of agri-
cultural activities in the upper
parts of the watershed will
need to be done.
A reduction in pollutant
loading from existing agricul-
tural and residential develop-
ment, especially nitrogen,
phosphorus and total sus-
pended solids, must occur.
Additional regulations for
existing and future land uses
in the Cow Pen Slough basin
that will reduce or eliminate
potentially adverse economic
and environmental effects
need to be adopted through
changes in the county's com-
prehensive plan.
If Sarasota Couinty decides
to use Cow Pen Slough as a
future drinking water source,
we can expect two things for
certain: It will cost a lot more,
than what is currently being
projected to bring the water
quality up to safe drinking
water standards, and new
growth will not pay for it.
It is also for certain that the
public will continue to pay
the cost for development of
new water sources, and
developers and growth inter-
ests will continue to receive a
direct subsidy through pub-
licly financed infrastructure
expansions.

Glenn Compton, a Noko-
mis resident, is president of
Mana-Sota-88.


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D.I.Y. Another unreal letter from a Realtor today. Why is it
that you Realtors expect the whole town to jump when you say
do this for the Realtors, do that for the Realtors? Now this guy
wants us all to call numbers to get trash off the real estate all
around so that they can make a bigger profit when they sell a
house. I don't know what the mentality is here; it seems like
they expect everything from everybody, but they won't do it
themselves. Realtors are in a bad place now; so why don't they
get their Realtors group together and all go out and collect the
trash and everything else on weekends?


Opposed. I'm a resident of
Venice and I'm calling about
the proposed marina at the
airport south of the Circus
Bridge and the hotel com-
mercial development near
South Harbor Drive. I'm also a
golfer, but I think we ought to
be a little bit more concerned
about the development in
this area,. and I'm certainly
opposed to development of
that area. I think, at least,
there should be a public refer-
endum before the city
decides what to do with the
property. Certainly they let us
vote on other things where
they think people won't vote
and they'll get their way. I
think they ought to have us
vote on something where
they think they might not get
their way.
Bottom feeders. Now that
the city has received several
bids on the airport property,
we can see the results of a lack
of planning. The idea to solic-
it bids without first writing
some ground rules is the ulti-
mate poor result. We have a
bunch of low-ball proposals,
grandiose fantasylands that
promise to pay the, city 20 to
40 pennies per year, per acre.
We are willing to give these
guys an option on city lands
for 60 to 100 years. These bot-
tom feeders have put condi-
tions on their bids that are
laughable. Most of the pro-
posals will' not start paying
fees until the projects are


built out and generating rev-
enues. And one, CAVU Cay,
has camping and RV parks in
its proposal a cash cow for
the builders which would
require city investment while
sparing developers the bother
of making any capital im-
provements to the land.
Match the impact of 500 or
600 new residents with their
cars, RVs and tents and park-
ing lots across the street from
Sharky's. These temporary
residents will require city ser-
vices, utilities and police pro-
tection, etc. Developers will
use the campgrounds to gen-
erate cash and then set to
work to flip the leases on the
remainder of these proper-
ties. Years will go by while we
hear about all the wonders of
the planned marina hotel and
convention center. Will the
city float bonds to achieve
this vision? When reality sets
in, the city would be left with
a sprawling RV park, a big
traffic jam at the beach and a
huge bill for needed commu-
nity services. The city tax pay-
ers will get stuck with that bill.
The city should start over, and
the first order of business is to
use land planners, and not
pilots, to write an airport
master plan that tells devel-
opers what city residents
would like tp see happen on
public lands. Require these
developers to put up a bond
- how about a mere $2 mil-
lion of earnest money to go to


city services? We will quickly
see how real these $100 mil-
lion proposals actually are.
Not sensible. I would like
the city council to put the
Venice airport development
to a public referendum. Don't
they understand how most of
us have voted now to have
sensible kinds of growth pro-
jects that we can look at?
Not compatible. I'm calling
im response to the idea of a
condo/hotel/marina down by
the airport. I am against it. We
have a nice, little town. We
could not handle that. The
two are not compatible, and I
think it should be put before
all the members of the city
who vote and pay taxes before
anything is decided.
No promotion. The news
tells us that Sarasota County
will likely approve two new
motels on U.S. 41 Bypass just
north of Venice Avenue. It's
great to know that- someone
appreciates the attractiveness
of the Venice region by getting
someone to build on the
bypass. Too bad Venice City
Council doesn't realize what
we have to offer. A few years
ago it allowed our Best West-
ern Beach Motel to close and
approved an even bigger
condo on the site. The city
never promotes our city's fine
motels. To attract the hotel,
council apparently feels it has
to sell the family jewels -
property near the beach at the
airport and also the use of
our airport golf course as a
bonus.


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Proery rasfrsApril16-0, 007


MariaesApil. 3-7,00


* Elizabeth Larrabee to Leslie
E. Soodak and Elizabeth
Larrabee: Lot 5024, South
Venice, UN 20
* Beam Properties LLC to
Michael James Welch and
Nadine M. Welch: UN 8A,
Garden Office Park at
Lakewood Ranch, Phase 2
* Geraldine Perry, Douglas R.
Perry, et al to Dale Kenneth'
Rohrer, Jane Ellen Rohrer and
trusts: Lot 389 Amend Venice
Golf and Country Club UN
IIIA2
* Doris M. Besok and Robert
R. Besok to Gerald Truax and
trust: Lot 119 Pelican Pointe
Golf and Country Coub, UN
4.
* Gerard E Kilmer and
Elfriede J. Kilmer to Douglas
E. Shepard and Jeselyn J.
Shepard: Lot 16, Venice
Gardens UN 1.
* Janice A. Wright, Herbert E.
Wright and trusts to Janice A.
Wright: UN 38, Englewood
Isles 1
* Merrill Lynch Mortgage
Lending Inc to
Homecomings Financial
LLC: Lot 18, Block 14, Venice
East, SC 1
* Homecomings Financial
LLC and Homecomings
Financial Network to Robert


* Holleigh B. Holford v. Mark
D. Holford
* Arnol L. Bartram v. Traci Joy
Bartram
* Helen M. Holland v. Sammy


Wetherill: Lot 18,. Block 14,
Venice East SC 1
* Josef Manjin to George Jung
and Annemarie Jung: Lot
266, Block 2, Holiday Park
UN 2
* Paul D. Johnson to Paul D.
Johnson and Diahn Lee
Deans: Lot 6463 South Venice
UN 24
* Joseph A. Rodier and
Pauline Chasse Rodier: UN
365 Tangerine Woods Condo,
SC I PH III
* Robert Carrier, Emily
Mokriski and Emily Carrier to
Robert Carrier and Emily
Carrier: UN 404, BD 1,
Pelican Cove
* Thomas V Barrows and
Joyce L. Barrows to Thomas
Barrows, Joyce Barrows and
trusts: Lot 506, Venice Golf
and Country Club, UN IIIB
* Wilfred P Totten, Eileen
Totten and Totten Family
Trust to Wilfren P Totten and
.Eileen C. Totten: Lot 13690
South Venice, UN 52.
* Caraway Drive LLC to Dayl
Ann Carlson: Lot 1624
Stoneybrook at Venice UN 3
* Michele DiCicco and Anna
DiCicco to Michele DiCicco
Trust, Anna DiCicco Trust
and DiCicco Family Trust:
UN 27 Venice Villas


Holland
* Cindy Boike v. ,Glenn
Boike
* Richard Lyscarz v. Wioletta
Sobocinska


Let the Venice Gondolier Sun Classifieds v


* William J. Jolicoeur III and
Sharon A. Jolicoeur to George
J. Kolega III and Rosemary C.
Torrinekolega: Lot 336
Pelican Pointe Golf and
Country Club UN 6
* David Barker to David
Barker Trust: Lot 2896 South
Venice UN 10
* David Barker Trust to Sarah
Louise White: Lot 2896 South
Venice, UN 10
* John M. Couchon to John
M. Couchon and Genevieve
S. Couchon: Lot 23, Block B,
Englewood View
* Anthony E. Andrews and
Jennifer M. Andrews to James
C. Alexander and trust: Lot
22, Venetian Golf and River
Club, PH 2H,
* Gale H Lyle and Geraldine
B. Lyle to Alice M. Trapp and
Alice M. Trapp Trust
Agreement: Lot 321 Venice
Golf and Country Club UN
IIB
* Mary I. Bohm and Floyd
R. Bohm to Mary Bohm:
Lot 33272 Venice Gardens
UN 33
* Peter A. Cumming, Mary
Diane Cumming and Diane
M. Wulff to Robinson
Gourley and trusts: PT Lot
55, Myakka Valley Ranches
UN 2


Morgag frecosresAprl 3-2, 007


* Wells Fargo Bank v. Barbara
Goodfriend, et al.
* LaSalle Bank National
Association v. MichaelW. and
Cara C. Cooper, et al.
* Nationwide Advantage
Mortgage Company v. Grace
Angie and Robert Lee
Portelli, et al.
* Wells Fargo Bank v. Gordon
Stone, Dorothy Stone, et al.
* Deutsche Bank National
Trust v. Lori Grennell, et al.
* Deutsche Bank National
Trust v. Nancy Radford, Tim
L. Radford, et al.
* HSBC Bank USA v. Sylvia
Jeffers, et al.
* Washington Mutual Bank v.
Michael J. O'Neil, Dana
O'Neil, et al.
* U.S. Bank National
Association v. Ingrid Stofan,
et al.
* Wells Fargo Bank v.
Christopher T. Short,
Christine M. Mink, et al.
* Nationstar Mortgage v.
Joseph A. Douglas, et al.
* Deutsche Bank National
Trust v. John Ignagni, et al.
* Deutsche Bank v. Lane A.
Bellino, et al.


* US Bank National
Association v. Andrew
McAllister, et al.
* Deutsche Bank National
Trust v. Susanne Hall, et al.
* Option One Mortgage
Corporation v. Lori Grennell,
et al.
* Deutsche Bank National
Trust Company v. Gary
Grennell, et al.
* R-G crown Bank v. Andrey
Korchevskiy, Svetlana
Korchevskiy, et al.
* Deutsche Bank National
Trust v. Maaike L. Schrock,
Ron Schrock, et al.
* PHH Mortgage Corporation
v. (Dena or Dean) EF
DeGarmo, et al.
* Wachovia Bank National
Association v. John M.
Fitzgerald, et al.
* Deutsche Bank National
Trust v. John Curry, Amee
Sams, et al.
* Englewood Bank v. Wesley
C. White and Brittany C.
White
* Deutsche Bank National
Trust v. Jaime Guzman, et
al.
* CitiMortgage Inc. v.


Timothy Walsh, Amanda
Walsh, et al.
* Deutsche Bank National
Trust v. Timothy J. O'Hare, et
al.
* Novastar Mortgage v.
Gerard J. Joseph, Michele J.
Joseph, et al.
* Wells Fargo Bank v. Jason J.
Numrich, Priscilla A.
Numrich, et al.
* Deutsche Bank National
Trust v. Gary Grennell, et al.
* Aurora Loan Services v. Alek
Grinchenko and Yelena
Grinchenko, et al.
* First Horizon Home Loan
Corporation v. Carrie Grace,
Peggy Thompson, et al.
* Washington Mutual Bank v.
Oscar Perdomo, Lida E.
Rojas, et al.
* Wells Fargo Bank v. Juan A.
Hidalgo, et al.
* Wells Fargo Bank v. Myra D.
Parker, et al.
* GMAC Mortgage v. Cory E
Bennett, et al.
* Wells Fargo Bank v. Mark
Niswander, Brenda
Niswander, et al.
* US Bank v. Dimitri Jansen,
Kay E. Jansen, et al.


Sml li s Arl262, 00


* Asset Acceptance v. Michael
Lane: between $500.01 and
$2,500.
* Asset Acceptance v. Tynisha
D. Salem; between $500.01
and $2,500.
* Asset Acceptance v. Susan
L. Stane; between $500.01
and $2,500.
* Alex J. McCloskey v. Peter E.
Tenn; between $2,501.01 and
$5,000.
* Larry S. Keller v. Rick P
Manning; between $500.01
and $2,500.
* Asset Acceptance v. Michael
Parks; between $500.01 and
$2,500.
* Capital One Bank v. Mirtha
Montero; between $500.01
and $2,500.
* Target National Bank/Target
VISA: John P Vedral; between
$2,501.01 and $5,000.,
* CathyA. Caudillv. Keith
Jansen; between $2,501.01
and $5,000.
* Midland Funding LLC v. Joe
S. Carpenter; between
$500.01 and $2,500.
* MRC Receivables Corp v.
Yolaine Senat; between


$2,501.01 and $5,000.
* H O Penn Machinery
Company v. Teno A.
Gustavoson; between
$500.01 and $2,500.
* Midland Funding NCC 2
Corp v. Pamela Papatola;
between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Liberty Point Corporation v.
Rebecca Porter; between
$500.01 and $2,500.
* Capital One Bank v. Valre K.
Hart; between $500.01 and
$2,500.
* Capital One Bank v. David
N. Jerauld; between $500.01
and $2,500.
* Chase Bank USA v. James E
Merchant; between $2,501.01
and $5,000.
* Capital One Bank v. Richard
J. Berryhill; between $500.01
and $2,500.
* Capital One Bank v. Lauren
Craddock; between $500.01
and $2,500.
* Discover Bank v. Jorge A.
Pena; between $2,501.01 and
$5,000.
* Discover Bank v. Kevin L.
Murrell; between $500.01
and $2,500.


* CitiBank South Dakota v.
Elizabeth Smith; between
$2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Capital One Bank v. Frank
E. Thackeray; between
$500.01 and $2,500.
* Capital One Bank v. Steven
Crego; between $500.01 and
$2,500.
* Ruth M. Van Horn v. John
Verost; between $2,501.01
and $5,000.
* Diana Iwaskewych v.
Christopher Furman;
between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Beechwood Builders v.
Condo and Commercial
Maintenance; between
$2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Capital One Bank v. John
Guild; between $500.01 and
$2,500.
* Wells Fargo Financial
Florida v. Keith T. Jackson;
between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Capital One Bank v.
Charlene Adkins; between
$500.01 and $2,500.
* Erin Capital Management
LLC v. Maria T. Wilson;
between $500.01 and
$2,500.


* Danielle Yoder v. Jeremy
Yoder
* Paula J. Angelis v. Sotirios
Angelis


york for you


* Brian S. Kloo and Katarzyna
A. Wojdyla
* Keith R. Betz and Wendy B.
Viggiano
* Timothy J. Heise and
Vanessa D. DeOliveira
* Gregory M. Jordan and
Joanna L. Sandnas
* Cuauhtemoc Valenzuela
and Reyna P Paz
* Craig W. Irvine and Wendy


Noonan-Hinkle
* Michael T. Coppola and
Margaret M. Wheeler
* Michael L. Capano and.
Glenda B. Barcome
* GeorgeW. Miller and Kristin
A. Garcia
* Alan E. McEwen and Terria
A. McEwen
* David J. Shacklett and'
Kimberley G. Dodge


* Charles E. Bauman and Joan
E. Manley
* Daniel J. Bonora and Carly
A. Magaris
* Nelson R. Sahm and Dawn
M. Behl
* DwightW. Rowe and Gina D.
Castelnovo
* Jason M. Anger and Anita M.
Callahan


Banrutces ay3,00


The following have filed
petitions with the U.S.
Bankruptcy Court for the
Middle District in Tampa.
SARASOTA COUNTY
Elmer G. Buckingham,
8004 Lars Road, North Port.
April 24. Chapter 13. 07-
03264.
Michael P. DeLoach, 6885
Dabarsky Ave., North Port.
April 19. Chapter 13. 07-
03137.
Stanley John Fontaine,
8659 Agress Ave., North Port.
April 23. Chapter 13. 07-
03234.


Hickory Ave., Punta Gorda.
April 19. Chapter 13. 07-
03135.
Elaine Eleanor Reyes-
McGann, 880 Dolphin Ave.
N.W, Port Charlotte. April 20.
Chapter 13. 07-03204.
Dewayne O.Z. Brown,
1355 Wilmette St., Port
Charlotte. April 19. Chapter
7. 07-03138.
Ricky Lee Corey, 1051
Forrest Nelson Blvd. #C204,
Port Charlotte. April 19.
Chapter 7. 07-03145.


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Legacy Awards May 8
The Venice Historic Preser-
vation Board will present the
Venice Legacy Award in hon-
or of Mary C. Richardson and
Janet A. Weis Tuesday, May 8,
at 1:30 p.m. in council cham-
bers at Venice City Hall, 401W.
Venice Ave.
Both women died last year
after spending many years
living in Venice and support-
ing the preservation of the
city's history.
The awards are giveri to
individuals or organizations
in recognition of their contri-
butions to historical preser-
vation or significant historical


impact in the Venice area.
Mary Richardson was in-
strumental in planning the his-
tory of Venice video, "Imag-
ining Venice," and researched
and prepared information for
the Fred Albee Municipal Air-
port historical marker. She was
a member of the Venice His-
torical Commission, Sarasota
County Historical Commis-
sion, Venice Area Historical
Society board of directors and
Triangle Inn Association.
She was a docent for His-
toric Spanish Point and led
Heritage Park and trolley tours.
Janet Weis was a charter
member and treasurer ofVen-


ice Area Historical Society, a
founding member of the
Triangle Inn Association, a
member of the Sarasota
County Historical Society and
Time-Sifters Archeological
Society. She served as the His-
torical Society's Sharks Tooth
Festival chairwoman; assisted
in the restoration of the Tri-
angle Inn building; and help-
ed organize the Venice Her-
itage walking tours.
Accepting the posthumous
awards will be Richardson's
sisters, Nancy Stone and Eve
Bendix of Venice, and Weis'
daughter, Trish Freeman of
Alachua.


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County Calendar
Board of County Commissioners May 8, 8:30 a.m.,
Commission Chamber, First Floor, Administration Center,
1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Call 941-861-5344
Board of County Commissioners May 9, 9 a.m.,
Commission Chamber, First Floor, Administration Center,
1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Call 941-861-5344
Board of County Commissioners Meeting/Surtax
Workshop May 7, 9 a.m., Commission Chamber, Robert
L. Anderson Administration Center, 4000 S. Tamiami
Trail,Venice. Call 941-861-5344
Cititzens Oversight Advisory Committee on Voting
Systems May 7, 1 p.m., Commission Chamber, First Floor,
Administration Center, 1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota.
Call 941-861-5907
Englewood Area Planning Advisory Board (EAPAB)
May 10, 9:30 a.m., Lemon Bay Park, 570 Bay Park Blvd.,
Englewood. Call 941-473-9795
Englewood Community Redevelopment Area Advisory
Board (CRA) May 10,1 p.m., Lemon Bay park, 570 Bay
Park Blvd., Englewood. Call 941-473-9795 j"
Historical Commission May 9, 4:30 p.m., Venice Train
Depot, 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice. Call 941-861-6090
Historical Commission Marker Committee May 9, 3:30
p.m., Venice Train Depot, 303 E. Venice Ave., Venice
Call 941-861-6887
Keep Sarasota County Beautiful Advisory Board May
9, 4:30 p.m., Sarasota County Environmental Services,
Conference Room B, 2817 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota.
Call 941-861-6767
Mechanical Contractors Licensing & Examining Board
May 10, 2 p.m., Second floor Conference Room, Building A,
Planning & Development Services, 1301 Cattlemen Road,
Sarasota. Call 941- 861-6126
Nokomis Center Revitalization Advisory Committee May
9, 6:30 p.m., Nokomis Community Center, 234 Nippino Trail,
Sarasota. Call 941-861-5507
Planning Commission Special Public Hearing May 10,
6:30 p.m., Administration Center, Commission Chamber,
1660 Ringling Blvd. Sarasota Call 941-861-5153
Sarasota Tree Advisory Council May 10, 3- 5 p.m.,
Colonial Oaks Park, 5300 Colonial Oaks Blvd., Sarasota.
Call 941-861-0844
Spencer Avenue Extension Laurel Neighborhood Plan,
Public Meeting May 7, 4:30-7 p.m., Laurel Community
Park, 509 Collins Rd., Laurel. Call 941-861-5000
Stormwater Environmental Utility Advisory Committee
(SEUAC) May 10, 3 p.m., Conference Room 8, Government
Operations Center, 1001 Sarasota Center Blvd., Sarasota.
Call 941-861-0900




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Traffic Calming Educational Workshop May 7, 6:30-8
p.m., Sarasota County Administration Center, Commission
Chamber, 1st Floor, 1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota
Call 941-861-5000

Advisory Board Vacancy
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: Open until filled
Advisory Board: Citizen Tax Oversight Committee
Information: Office of Fiscal Planning, Linda Darley,
941-861-5436
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: May 18, 2007
Advisory Board: Coastal Advisory Committee (CAC)
Information: Natural Resources, Loretta Levinus,
941-861-6230
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: May 18, 2007
Advisory Board: Community Action Agency Board (CAAB)
Information: Health and Human Services, Rik Jimisorr,
941-861-2564
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
Advisory Board: General Contractors Licensing and
Examining Board
Information: Development Services, Kim Kintz, 941-861-6126
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
Advisory Board: Mechanical Contractors Licensing and
Examining Board
Information: Development Services, Kim Kintz,
941-861-6126
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: May 25, 2007
Advisory Board: Metropolitan Planning Organization Citizens
Advisory Committee
Information: Administration, Marcia Campbell, 941-861-5344
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: Until Vacancy Filled.
Advisory Board: Parks Advisory and Recreation Council
City of North Port
Information: Community Services, Parks and Recreation,
Constance Ruhl, 941-861-9859

Photographing Wildflowers
Learn the basics of photographing wildflowers and
other plants that thrive on Englewood's Manasota
Scrub Preserve during a free nature walk 9-
11 a.m., Saturday, May 12, Manasota Scrub
Preserve, 2695 Bridge St., Englewood. Learn
basic photographic techniques to capture lasting
images of the plants and animals found within
the preserve. In addition to numerous subtropical
plants, visitors may hear the great-horned owl
or northern quail or see evidence of bobcat and
gopher tortoise.
For more information contact the Sarasota County
Call Center at 941-861-5000 and ask about
Photographing Wildflowers.


Sarasota County
kjl This listing is published weekly by Sarasota County
Government. Board of County Commission agendas are
A fl Coty available at www.scgov.net; to subscribe to the agenda via
e-mail, go to scgov.net/weeklycalendar.

2006


Susan L. Minnehan, 1524
Queen Road, Venice. April 24.
Chapter 13. 07-03263.
Joseph J. Nanfito Sr., 128
Wading Bird Drive, Venice.
April 19. Chapter 13. 07-
03155.
Sue E.Alber, 5271
Greenwood Ave. #521, North
Port. April 24. Chapter 7. 07-
03259.
Shaun Robert Stephen
Lehoe, 870 Porpoise Road,
Venice. April 24. Chapter 7.
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INDIANS IN FINAL WITH WIN FRIDAY


SUN PHOTO BY JEFF HIPPLE
Indian rightfielder Ryan Anderson's sixth-inning home run tied Friday night's game with
Middleton.


SUN PHOTO BY JEFF HIPPLE
Pete Hernandez' game-winning home run in the bottom of the seventh inning was his first this
season.


BY DEBBIE KIEWIET
SPORTS EDITOR


Senior Pete Hernandez
picked an opportune time to
hit his first home run of the
season. The catcher on the
Venice' High School Indians
hit the game-winner in the
bottom of the seventh in
Friday night's Class 5A Re-
gional baseball semifinal.
"I wasn't expecting it,"
Hernandez said after the
game. Still a little dazed, he
tried to put into words what it
felt like, but couldn't. "I can't
explain it."
The 2-1 win over the visit-
ing Middleton Tigers from
Tampa puts Venice in
Tuesday night's regional final
with Tampa's Jefferson High
School (13-10), who upset 21-
5 Seminole Friday night, 3-2.
Gametime is 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday on the Indians'
home field.
All three runs in Friday
night's semifinal game were
home runs. Middleton's cen-
terfielder, Anthony Langston,
had the first homer of the


Venice Italians
wallop Sarasota
The Venice Italian senior
softball team defeated the
Sarasota Sons of Italy last
week by scores of 32-7 and
31-11 at the Ronald Fox-
worthy Campus Park in Ven-
ice.
Matt Callahan and Frank
Gucciardo each went 9-for-11
for Venice. Callahan's hits
included two doubles and a
triple. Gucciardo stroked six
doubles while driving in nine
runs for the attack. Making
big contributions were Bill
Bloom 8-11, Jim Green 6-9,
and Hansel Faulkner 6-9.
Action the previous week
saw Venice again defeating
Sarasota, 12-7 and 24-6. The
veteran Ron DeFina had a
perfect day at the plate going
6-for-6 including a double
and a triple.
Also producing were Rich-
ard Marks 7-8, Dick Brown 5-
6, Callahan 5-7, Fred Kopp 5-
7, and Jack Walters 5-6.
The team's record is 16-2.
Gulf Tarpon 101
offered at West Marine
Always wanted to fish the
Gulf for tarpon but never
quite knew how? Gulf Tarpon
101 is the seminar for you.
At the May 10 class, Capt.
Kevin Deiter will teach begin-
ners how to catch spring-sea-
son tarpon in the Gulf of
Mexico. The seminar will be
held at 6:30 p.m. at West
Marine in Venice.
Seating is limited. To sign
up, call 408-8288.
Jeremie Cook guest at
wrestling camp
Two-time state wrestling
champion Jeremie Cook, a
2006 Venice graduate, will be


night in the top of the fourth
to put the Tigers up 1-0. With
the count full, the Indians'
first batter in the sixth, senior
rightfielder Ryan Anderson,
finally got the pitch he was
waiting for and slammed it
over the rightfield fence to tie
the game.
"We had two seniors come
through for us tonight,"
Coach Craig Faulkner said.
"Hernandez and Anderson
came through big time."
The hometown crowd saw
some excellent pitching from
both clubs. The Indians' Jason
Kaufman, a junior, had eight
strikeouts, giving up six hits
and walking one. For the
Tigers, Corey Thomas struck
out 10, allowed four hits and
walked two.
"Their pitcher was awe-
some, but what a game
Kaufman pitched," Faulkner
said. "He didn't let them con-
nect very often."
The Indians had a couple
of earlier opportunities to
score. Anderson singled on a
rightfield fly in the first inning
and, with shortstop Jordan


a guest at the youth wrestling
camp at Venice High School
May 23-26. Cook is wrestling
on a full scholarship at Lock
Haven University in Lock
Haven, Pa., where he was a
.2007 NCAA qualifier as a
freshman.
The camp will be held 8
a.m.-noon for students in
grades one through eight.
Instruction will be by the
Venice High School coaches
in addition to Cook.
Cost for the camp is $100.
For more information or to
sign up, call Coach Kelly, 493-
3286.
Glenn McClain Memorial
Winter Tournament Series
Heron Creek Golf
& Country Club
April 21
Boys 16-18 (6,3488 yards):
Eric Dobitsch,. Venice, 79;
Chris Dobitsch, Venice, 81;
RyanWilson, Bradenton, 82.
Boys 14-15 ,(5,940 yards):
Erick Bennett, Venice, 77; Ivan
Ross, Lakewood Ranch, 79;
Ray Cowart, Bradenton, 80;
Patrick Slattery, Sarasota, 80;
Timmy Garofino, Venice, 83.
Boys 13 and under (5,141
yards): Cole Johnson, Sara-
sota, 75; Michael Visacki,
Sarasota, 76; Connor Bald-
win, Bradenton, 77.
Girls "A" (5,940 yards):
Casey Kennedy, Venice, 77;
Maria Ronderos, Bradenton,
87. ,
Girls "B" (5,141 yards):
Lenka Capek, North Port, 87.
Complete results are at
sarasotajuniorgolf.com.

Legends Golf Tournament
Fundraiser for Greater Sarasota
Junior Golf Association


Lucas at the plate, got as far as
second. Indian centerfielder
Ricky Steranko doubled to
leftfield in the fifth and got to
third when the Tiger pitcher
overthrew a pickoff try. But
Steranko got squeezed at
home, collided with the
catcher and didn't score.
Anderson was valuable in
the outfield as well as at bat,
bringing down flies in the sec-
ond, third, fifth and sixth
innings and getting the final
out in the seventh with a Tiger
runner on.
Indian first baseman Mike
Atamanchuk took throws for
first-inning outs from Lucas
and third baseman Jordan
Wean. Hernandez behind the
plate secured the last out in
the second. In the fourth, Josh
Struble connected with Ata-
manchuk who also took the
pickoff throw that ended that
inning. Struble at second and
Brody McClean in leftfield
handled sixth-inning Tiger
flies.
"It was an exciting game,"
Faulkner said. "We didn't give
up the whole time."


Venetian Golf & River Club
April 22
First, 59: John Fuzak, Barry
Dean, Greg Searles.
Second, 60: John Bennett,
Erick Bennett (junior golfer),
Rick Fathauer, Brian Jones.
Third, 60: Mike Henry,
Jaime Veloz, jt. (junior golfer),
Linda. Freeman, Russ
Hightower.
Wednesday Night
Senior Softball League
Silver Division Results
May 2
Palmer Ranch Travel 12,
WGACA Trainers 10
Tu Be Computer 21, Fox Pizza
22
Builders Specialties 11, Rugs
AsArt 10
Critter Ridge Landscaping 16,
WGACA Trainers 5
Peluso Air 7, Fox Pizza 22
Venice Senior 17, Rugs As Art
4
Standings:
Venice Senior 2-0
Palmer Ranch Travel 2-0
Fox Pizza 2-1
Critter Ridge Landscaping 2-1
Builders Specialties 2-1
Peluso Air 1-1
Th Be Computer 1-2
Rugs As Art 0-3
WGACA Trainers 0-3

Venice community
summer basketball camps
The third annual Venice
Community Summer Basket-
ball Camp will be offered to
all children entering grades
fourth through eighth.
The camp will be held
Monday through Thursdays,
June 4-28, 1-3 p.m. at Venice
High School's north gym.
The $130 fee for the four-
week program includes a


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SUN PHOTO BY JEFF HIPPLE
The Tigers head home as the Venice Indians head for Tuesday night's regional final with
Jefferson.


m -- -'. "' .. m -. :U .
PHOTO COURTESY OF AMY DISALVO
The Venice Vipers 8-and-under girls softball team took first place in last Sunday's girls fast-
pitch softball tournament in Sarasota, front from left, Daniell Koche, Marissa Smith, Lindsey
Matthews, Brittany Clipse, Alexis Weaver; middle, Logen Lincoln, Katie Simes, Emily Sims,
Lauren DiSalvo; back, Jerry Clipse, Jerry Simes, Dana Clipse, Shannon Rasbury, Gerald Money
and Jim DiSalvo.

Venice Vipers win fastpitch tournament


SPECIAL TO THE GONDOLIER SUN


Winning first place in the
girls fastpitch softball tourna-
ment in Sarasota April 29 was
the Venice Vipers 8-and-
under girls softball team. This
is the first championship the
team has won in 2007.
The Vipers showed good


camp T-shirt.
Players will be divided by
age and ability.
The camp is based on
teaching the correct funda-
mentals of basketball, as well
as developing a proper athlet-
ic attitude.
The camp is under the
direction of Steve Cavallaro,
varsity boys' basketball coach
at Venice High School.
Camp applications can be
picked up at all area schools
or at the front desk at Venice
High School.


teamwork throughout the
day, defeating Sarasota Storm
in their seed game. The girls
went on to defeat Manatee
Twister and Sarasota Storm to
put them in the champi-
onship game.
The girls took the lead
from the first inning and
never gave it up. They defeat-


For more information call
Coach Cavallaro at 408-0661
after 3 p.m.
Free athletic screenings
for high school students
Venice Regional Medical
Center is hosting the 24th
annual athletic screening for
high school students partici-
pating in high school athletic
programs during the 2007-
2008 school year.
The athletic screening will
be held Tuesday, May 15, 6-8
p.m. at Venice Regional Med-


ed Sarasota Heat to take first
place in the eight-and-under
division.
The Vipers will play later
this month in Clearwater. If
anyone is interested in spon-
soring the 8-and-under
Venice Viper fastpitch travel
team, contact Jerry Clipse at
497-4260.


ical Center.
Consent forms are avail-
able at Venice High School in
the athletic department or
the administration office 7
a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday
through Friday.
All forms must be com-
pleted and signed by a parent,
or guardian before the.
screening and brought to the
hospital at the time of the ath-
letic screening.
All details concerning the
screening are included in the
packet of consent forms.


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Lacrosse: Fast, physical, challenging


BY DEBBIE KIEWIET
SPORTS EDITOR


John Villotti had never
seen lacrosse played.
"I'd heard of it, but I'd
never picked up a stick," he
said.
Warren Wood had never
even heard of it.
Villotti and Wood are both
from Venice and both attend
Sarasota Military Academy,
Where they play for the Eagles
lacrosse team. A freshman,
Villotti is a goal tender. A
junior, Wood leads the team
'and the league in scoring.
Last year, the first year
SMA had a lacrosse team, the
Eagles struggled to win just
two games. This year, they
were the reigning division
champions after regular sea-
son play. They lost to Lake-
wood Ranch in double over-
time April 21 in the West
Florida Lacrosse League Di-
vision B playoff tournament.
Wood, who used to play
soccer, said he likes lacrosse
better. "It's more physical," he
said. "You can hit with the
stick and you can knock play-'
ers off their feet."
Villotti has played baseball
and basketball and has been a
soccer and hockey goalie, but
he likes lacrosse better too.
'As a lacrosse goalie," he said,
"I fit in the goal better."
The lacrosse goal is 6-by-6
feet, while the hockey goal is
4-by-4 4/2 feet.


Warren Wood COURTESY PHOTOS
John Villotti


Offensive players like mid-
field and attackmen use short
sticks with a small net on the
end to handle the ball. The de-
fense has longer stickwith the
same size head.
The goalie has a stick with a
larger net.
Players wear helmets,
chest guards, arm guards and
gloves. Each game has four
12-minute quarters, and ref-
erees throw penalty flags just
like in football.
"Basically," Villotti said,
"you just keep running and


"It's more of a challenge to
stop the ball," said Villotti,
"and I like challenges. But if
anyone thinks being a goalie
is easy, they should know it
hurts to get hit with the ball."
Lacrosse is played on a
modified football field, the
two explained. The field has a
midfield line and a circle,
called a "crease," around each
goal. If the other team goes
inside the crease, it loses the
ball. Each goal is surrounded
'by a large restraining box, so
players can circle around the
goal.


running until a goal is scored
or there's a penalty."
Hitting is allowed, but only
controlled hitting. 'As long as
you keep your elbows by your
side, you can do basically
what you want," Villotti said.
"When you hit people,"
Wood added, "you can't ex-
tend your arms. You have to
keep your hands together."
"To put it in simpler
terms," Villotti said, "there are
more injuries in lacrosse than
in football."
Both would like to play
lacrosse at the college level
and think it would be fun to
play against each other some-
day. Wood is planning to go to
Manatee Community College
and then go on to another
college. Villotti hopes to get a
scholarship to the Naval or
Air Force Academy and be a
pilot. He is currently taking
flying lessons at Cirrus Avi-
ation in Sarasota and will solo
in about two months.
Wood and Villotti are both
playing in a summer lacrosse
league.
Games will be at the
Lakewood Ranch football
field Wednesday nights start-
ing May 16.
The regular lacrosse sea-
son starts again in January.
SMA plays its home games
at the Ringling Redskins
Field, 17th street and Tuttle
Avenue in Sarasota. For the
schedule, visit sarasotamili
taryacademy.com.


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COURTESY PHOTO
Abby Sierigk gets a final word of advice from Osprey Oars
assistant coach Andy Berster at the Cooper Cup in Cherry Hill,
N.J., where she raced in the first finals of her rowing career.


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for national competition


STAFF REPORT

The Osprey Oars quad
traveled to Cherry, Hill, N.J.,
April 29 to compete in the
Cooper Cup, a 2000-meter
race on .the Cooper River, in
preparation for the national
championships in June. The
Oars once again went head-
to-head with four-time na-
tional champion Malvern
Prep along with Maritime
Rowing Club, Conestoga,
Navesink and Albany.
The Oars' Alex Miller,
Parker Lawler, Kyle Schmidt
and lan Stewart won their
qualifying heat and in the
final crossed the finish line 2.5
seconds behind Conestoga
for fourth place with a time of


6:44.98.
Abby Sierigk raced in the
first finals of her career and
showed improvement, finish-
ing fifth ahead of LuccaTown-
send of New York Rowing
Association.
The Oars' Max Smith, Scott
Kalman, Will Park and Matt
Sobotka elected for the sec-
ond week in a row to race in
the junior varsity quad
instead of the novice quad
and placed fifth in the 14-
boat fleet, showing strong
improvement.
The Osprey Oars will be
competing May 12-13 in the
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April 24
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Maxine Bartone, Millie Carolla. minus 28;
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April 18
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This meeting will be broadcast on Comcast Channel 21 on
Wednesday, May 9, and Saturday, May 12, 2007, at 9:30 a.m. For
further information, log on to www.venicegov.com.
1. PROCLAMATION
Presented to Marine Officer Paul Joyce, Venice Police Department,
Designating May 2007 as National Bike Month Presented to Peter
Roach, Executive Officer of the Venice Sail and Power Squadron,
and Commander Judy Bidwick, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary,
Designating May 19-25, 2007 as Safe Boating Week
II. VENICE LEGACY AWARDS
Presented by the Venice Historic Preservation Board to:
Mary C. Richardson, Accepted by Nancy Stone and Eve Bendix
Janet A. Weis, Accepted by Trish Freeman
III. CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION
Presented to Neil Seiben by Police Chief Julie Williams
IV. BOARD APPOINTMENTS
Police Pension Board of Trustees
Officer Peter Sorrentino to Complete the Term of Robert Shaw from
May 8, 2007 to October 1, 2008
V. NEW BUSINESS
A. ORDINANCES FIRST READING
1. Ordinance No. 2007-22, Adopting a Revised Five Year Capital
Improvement Program for Roadways to Address Funding the
Revisions of the Future Traffic Circulation Plan
2. Annexing Metes and Bounds, 119 Acres, Randall C. Hurt, Joseph
W. Hurt, Mary McMullen, and Sandra S. Hurt, as Trustee of the
Carlton J. Hurt Trust, West Laurel Road, Venice, Florida (06-3AN)
3. Annexing Metes and Bounds, Tract 8, Shoppes at Friendship, LLC
(06_7AN) and Tract 9, Gateway Residential Land Developers, LLC,
(06 7AN-b), Kent Acres, South of East Venice Avenue, Venice,
Florida
VI. PUBLIC HEARINGS
1.2:30 p.m. Rezone Metes and Bounds, Royal Capri Development,
LLC, 9.6 Acres, East Side of Pinebrook Road South of Laurel
Road and North of Edmondson Road, from OUE (Open Use Estate)
to RMF-1 (Residential, Multiple-family), 07-1 RZ
2.2:30 p.m. Rezone Metes and Bounds, Royal Capri Development,
LLC, 30.1 Acres, East Side of Pinebrook Road South df Laurel
Road and North of Edmondson Road, from OUE (Open Use Estate)
to RMF-1 (Residential, Multiple-family), 07-2RZ
3. 2:30 p.m. Amending Chapter 86, Land Development Code, .
Section 86-121, NHO Neighborhood Height Overlay District to Add
Second Height Limitation, 06-3AM
4.2:30 p.m. Rezone, Blocks 32 and 42, Gulfview Section of Venice,
South of Barcelona Avenue, North of Granada Avenue, East of Park
Boulevard, and West of Avenue Des Parques, from RMF-4
(Residential, Multiple-family) to RMF_4/NHO-2 (Residential, Multiple-
family/Neighborhood Height Overlay), 05_14RZ
VII. COUNCIL ACTION
1. 2:30 p.m. Consideration of Conditional Use Order No. 06-1 CU,
Renaissance Development Project, 73.28 Acres, Northeast Corner
of the Laurel Road and Knights Trail Road Intersection, North
Venice, Florida
VIII. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS
A. City Manager
ITEM 1 Amendment to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination
System MS4 Monitoring Interlocal Agreement between Sarasota
County and City of Venice, Florida
ITEM 2 Payment of $41,500.00 from City of Venice Workers'
Compensation Claims Fund to Satisfy and Settle all Outstanding
Claims
ITEM 3 Award Bid, Upgrades to the Pinebrook Booster Station
Pump, R.C. Beach and Associates, $21,920.00
ITEM 4 1) Engage Independent Urban Design Consultant to
Develop and Lead Implementation of Public Design Charrette; 2)
Confirm Staff Recommendation Regarding Areas Inappropriate for
Development Based Upon Review of the Airport Master Plan,
Adopted Comprehensive Plan, City Council Strategic Plan, and
Community Values; and 3) Workshop with City Council and Airport
Advisory Board in May, Prior to Airport Advisory Board Final
Consideration of Airport Master Plan, to Jointly Review Airport
Operational Needs and Community Priorities
ITEM 5 Event Course Modification and Confirmation of Waiver of
Associated Fees, YMCA Triathlon, September 1,2007
UPCOMING MEETINGS
Airport Advisory Board: May 9 at 1:30 p.m.
Architectural Review Board: May 10 at 9:00 a.m.
Planning Commission: May 15 at 1:30 p.m.
Venice Historic Preservation Board: CANCELED May 18 at 9:00
a.m.
Parks and Recreation Advisory Board: May 21 at 3:00 p.m.
Board Vacancies: The City of Venice is looking for volunteers,
including high school students, to serve on the newly formed
Venice Lifestyles Committee.
If you are interested in serving on a City of Venice Advisory Board,
please contact the Mayor's office at 486-2626, Ext. 2010 for an
application and additional information.
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Martin D. Butler
Martin D. Butler of
Venice died Tuesday,
May 1, 2007. He was
86.
He moved to Venice 35
yeaus ago from Waterloo. N.Y.
He was a Woild War 11 U.S.
Army veteran and a life mem-
ber of die VFW.
In New York. he wasi a
machinist with the Amet ican
Can Company.'
Survivors include his wife.
Doris; four daughters, Rox-
anne Hardt and Doreen of
Venice, Beverly Ilacqua of
Geneva, N.Y., and Donna
Clark of Redlands. Calif.: two
sons, Martin of Waterloo, and
David of Sarasota; 18 grand-
children; and seven great-
grandchildren.
Services: A celebration of life'
will be held 2-4 p.m. Sunday,,
May 6, at Ewing Funeral Home.
Contributions: Memorial dona-
tions may be made to the VFW,
29 W. Alisha St.,; Waterloo, NY
13165.

William F. Daigneault
William E Daigneault
ofVenice died Tuesday,
May 1, 2007. He was
65.
He was born Aug. 1, 1941,
in Hudson, Mass., and moved
to the area 15 years ago from
Marlboro, Mass.
He was a plant manager
with the New England Con-
fectionery Company for 23
years and for the past eight
years an operations supervi-
sor with Sarasota County. ,
He was a U.S. Air Force vet-
eran of the Vietnam War, and
a member of Epiphany Ca-
thedral and the Elks Club in
Englewood.
'Survivors include his wife
of 40 years, Patricia; two sons,
Edmond ofWatertown, Conn.,
and Jean-Paul of St. Peters-
burg, Fla.; three brothers,
Edmond and Joseph, both of


ROSEMARY (SCAGLIONE)
CAPRANICA
passed away on Tuesday May 1,
2007. There will be a private
gathering of family and friends at
the home.
She was born August 22, 1956 in
Hillsboro, New Jersey to John and
Mary Scaglione (both deceased).
She was a graduate of Venice high
school in Venice, FL and was a
resident of Oak Grove, MO for the
past 11 years.
She is survived by her husband,
soul mate, and best friend Michael
Capianika of tli horliae
One brother: ,John and Barbara.
DilMarsico of Farminglon, II
i'o sisters: Penns Kruse ol Grain
\alle). MO. Donna of Venice. FI
..rces: Apr)I. Tara, Emil) Ro,,
shai una. Laura. and Tara
Ntph-"us: Pai. Denin. .Ioe. John.
Dan. Tommy,. and Brandon
Mother-in-law: lackie Capranica or'
Blue Springs. MON
Father-in.lau: Palrick (apranica
of Lee's Summit. IMO
Broiher-in-lans: Pal and Mlarilin
(_apranica of Oak Grome. NMO
Tomn and leanette Capranica of
Grinian \alle%. MO)
In lieu of flo"ter-, Ihe fuanili
requests donations be made to:
Animals Best Friends
2302 S Chrysler
Independence, MO 64052
Arrangements entrusted to:
Meyers Funeral Chapel
1600 W Main
Blue Springs, MO 64015
816.229.3276
Online condolences may be made at
www.meyersfuneralchapel.com


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Hudson, Mass., and John of and Lewis of Melbourne, Fla.;
Sterling, Mass.; four sisters, a daughter, Diane Ross of Las
Virginia Gutman of Clinton, Vegas, Nev.; three grandchil-
Mass., and Margaret Sullivan, dren; and one great-grand-
Viola Romanelli and Marn son.
DeBeradinis, all of Hudson; Services: Visitation will be from
and two granddaughters. 1 to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 8,
services: A Memorial Mass will with family.remarks at 2 p.m., at
be helcd'i1a.m., Thursday', May 'EWing Funeral Home Graveside
10, at Epiphany Cathedral. services will follow at Venice
Ewinq Funeral Home is in charge Memorial Gardens.
of arrangements. Contributions: Memorial dona-
Contributions: Memorial dona- tions may be made to the
ions may be made to the American Cancer Society, South
Arthritis Foundation Florida Sarasota County Unit, 2801
Chapter, 501 Village Green Fruitville Road, Suite 250,
Parkway, Bradenton 34209; or Sarasota 3-1237.
St. Jude's Children's Hospital, N T k
501 St. J.wde Place, Memphis, TN, Nancy umock
38101. : Nancy Turnock of Venice


died Thursday, May 3, 2007.
She was 65.
Survivors include her hus-
band, James E; her mother,
Rita Kelley; a daughter, Amy
Raho; a son, Alex Moltzan;
three grandchildren; two bro-
thers, George Kelley, and Mi-
chael Kelley; two nieces; and
a nephew.
Services: Services will be held at
10 a.m., Tuesday, May 8, at St.
Raphael's Church in Englewood.
Contributions: Memorial dona-
tions may be made to St.
Raphael's Parish Center.,

Catherine F. Wagenaar
Catherine Wagenaar of
Venice died Friday, April 27,
2007. She was 93.
She was born Nov. 12,
1913, in Windsor, Ontario,
Canada, and moved to Venice
in 1972 from Muskegon,
Mich.
She was a registered nurse.
She was a hospice volunteer
for 22 years and a member of
the Reformed Community
Church of Venice.
Survivors include a daugh-
ter, Jean of Venice; a son,
Richard of Jacksonville, Fla.;
four grandchildren; two great-
grandchildren; two nieces; and
two nephews.


Diana Diana
Diana "Dee Dee" Diana ot
Braintree, Mass., died \Ved-
nesday. Mlay 2, 2007. She was
68.
She was born June 20
1938, in NevYork.
Survivors include two
sons, Steven of Dobbs Ferry,
N.Y., and Andrew Leone of
Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; a daughter,
Gina Hollenweger of Pough-
keepsie, N.Y; and six grand-
children.
Services: There are no local ser-
vices.

Alvin Schwartz
Alvin "Al" Schwartz of Ven-
ice died Friday, May 4, 2007.
He was 78.
He was born May 29,1928,
in New York, N.Y. and moved
to the area 36 years ago.
He was a performer with
Ringling Bros. Circus for 27
years as both an acrobat and
clown.
Later, he was a bridge ten-
der at the Circus Bridge. In
1955 he was awarded the
Carnegie Medal of Honor for
bravery.
He is survived by his wife
of 52 years, Betsy; two sons,
Michael of Portsmouth, N.H.,

JOSEPH E. WOOD
Joseph E. "Joe" 'Wood of Rocky
Mount, NC passed away on
Saturday, April 28, 2007,
surrounded by family. He was 75.
He was born January 26, 1932, in
Franklin County, NC to General
Lee and Lola Shearin Wood. Joe
was a retired cabinet maker of 30
years for Caro-Craft Furniture
Company (a division of Coastal
Lumber Company) and a U.S.
Navy Veteran serving during the
Korean Conflict. He was a charter
member of Englewood Baptist
Church and was a loving, caring,
and devoted father to his daughter,
Angela.
His wife of 49 years, Catherine B.
Wood, Sister Dorothy Wood, and
Brothers Howard Elmo and John
Calvin Wood, preceded him in
death.
He leaves to cherish his memory
his daughter, Angela C. Wood, of
the home; a sister Daphene
Radford, and husband Dale, of
Venice, FL; sisters-in law, Terry
Wood, of Venice FL: and Mildrtd
Wood, of Port ( harlotte. Fl.:
sisters and brothers-in-lai, Donald
and Faye Cole, of Henderson, NC;
Nelson ,and Violet Shearon, of
Louisburg, NC and Richard
Breedlove of Louisburg. NC: a
special double-first cou sin, \% illiam
Howard "Sam" \rond and 'ife'.
Betty of Louikhurg and several
nieces and nephliue-.
A celebration of his life wa's held
on Tuesday, May 1, 2(1107 ar 11:1111
a.m. at Wheeler and Woodlief
Funeral Home in Rock MlIIunt..
NC with the Dr. Harry Fowler and
Dr. Carl Poole officiating.
Interment' followed at Rocky
Mount Memorial Park.
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LEGAL NOTICES,


NOTICE OF AUCTION
NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
The following vehicle/vessel(s) will
be auctioned'for unpaid towing &
storage charges only, per FS
713.78. Vehicle @ Jimmie's Fire-
stone, 6025 S SR53, Madison,
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S Jackson Rd, Venice 34292.
PUBLISH: May 6, 2007

NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
The following vehicle/vessel(s) will
be auctioned for unpaid towing &
storage charges only, per FS
713.78 Vehicle @ North Collier
Collision, Inc. 16210 Old 41 S.
Bonita Springs. 1. 2005 Ford,
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5/23/2007 at 9:00 am, 171 S.
Jackson Rd, Venice, FL 34292.
PUBLISH: MAY 6, 2007

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DIANA VISCOVICH,
Deceased,
File No. 2007-CP-001765-NC
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
DIANA VISCOVICH, deceased,
whose date of death was August


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
19, 2006; File Number 2007-
CP-001765-NC, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Sarasota County
Florida, Probate Division; the
address of which is P.O. Box
3079, Sarasota, FL 34230-
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uriii u,' *,:,,: r,,.a, claims or
i.,1Tnr,r a g ,' .i decedent's
estate, on whom da copy of this
notice is required to be served,
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30)
DATE AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate' must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE (31
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE'OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE IS MAY
6,2007.
Personal Representative:
MARINO VISCOVICH
161-26 28th Avenue
Flushing, NY 11358


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Mary Lynn Desjarlais
Florida Bar No. 347469
Mary Lynn Desjarlais, P.A.
2750 Stickney Point Road
Suite 201
Sarasota, FL 34231
Telephone: (941) 923-3388
PUBLISH: May 6, 13, 2007


- OTHER NOTICES

NOTICE:
Comcast will be showing a
free preview of "The Tennis
Channel" from May 27,
2007, through June 10,
2007, in digital serviceable
areas of Manatee, Saraso-
ta and Charlotte Counties.
The preview will appear on
channel 277 May 27-31,
and channel 737 on June
1-10. (The Tennis Channel
is relocating from channel
277 to channel 737 effec-
tive June 1.) If you wish,
you may use Parental Con-
trol to block this channel
during the preview. A digi-
tal-ready TV set and/or
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PUBLISH: May 6, 2007


Venice Police
Department arrests
Robert H. Newfield, 33,
1300 block Falcon Road, Ven-
ice. Charge: no valid driver


Services: Services were
Wednesday, May 2, at the
Reformed Community Church.
Entombment was in Gulf Pines
Memorial Park.
Contributions: Memorial dona-
tions may be made to the
Reformed Community Chuich,
1600 Banyan Road, Venice
34293; or TideWell Hospice and
Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd.,
Sarasota 34238.

Paul J. Williams
Paul J. Willianms of Venice
died Wednesday, May 2, 2007.
He was 80.
He \\as born Nlarch 9.
1927, in Glenburn. Pa., and
had been a local resident for
15 \eais, having come from
Salamanca, N.Y.
Survivors include his wife.
Nlarv; three stepsons, Vei non
Harrington, Frederick Har-
rington and Glen Hai ington:
two stepdaughters, Sherl[
Siddiqui and \Vendy lulti: 12
grandchildren; a niece; and a
nephew.
Services: A Memorial Service
will be held 2 p.m., Saturday,
May 12, at Uniteq Church of
Christ in North Port. Farley
Funeral Home, North Port
Chapel, is in charge of arrange-.
ments.


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Sarasota County Cone Zone, May 7-13


The following is a summa-
ry of Sarasota County con-
struction, repair and mainte-
nance projects
expected to have
an impact on
local traffic dur-
ing the week be-
ginning, Mon-
day, April 30.
Circlewood
Drive, Venice:
Work on a stormwater im-
provement project in the
Circlewood subdivision con-
tinues to require occasional
temporary lane closures on
Circlewood Drive this week.
Signs, barricades and flag-
men will be present as need-
ed, and access to properties
will be maintained with slight
interruptions. Construction is
expected to be complete by
August.
Dearborn Street, Engle-
wood: Dearborn Street will be
reduced to one lane at South
Oxford Drive starting Tues-
day, May 8, to accommodate


daytime utility relocation in
the area. South Oxford Drive
continues to be limited to
local traffic this week for the
installation of utilities. Warren
Avenue and Euclid Avenue
are closed to traffic to allow
for installation ofVerizon util-
ities. There is a detour in place
that guides local traffic
around the closures using
Sylvania Avenue. There are
lane shifts beginning at the
intersection of Dearborn and
Pine streets; at the Gottfried
Creek Bridge, where a con-
crete barrier has been in-
stalled; and again at Beverly
Circle. Intermittent lane clo-
sures are possible throughout
the project area. Construction
is expected to be complete by
July 2008.
Pine Street, Englewood:
Work continues on the Pine
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With balloons, clowns and
a performance by the youths
of The Flying Fantastic Circus,
Keep Sarasota County Beau-
tiful had its annual volunteer
recognition awards ceremony
in Venice for the first time.
More than 250 people from
throughout the county came
to enjoy it.
"With Venice being cen-
trally located in the county,"
said KSCB Manager Sandra
Washington, "and having just
had a very successful year of
recruiting South County vol-
unteers, we wanted to estab-
lish a baseline tonight and see
how many would attend.,
Needless to say, we feel very
good about the turnout."
"Sandy and her helpers put
together a wonderful pro-
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'Washington's supervisor and
-Sarasota County's Solid Waste
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on stage. It was a real high-
light that everyone is still talk-
ing about."
Really big show
Paul Mercier, county com-
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and opening remarks wearing
a red clown nose.
"It's a privilege for me as a
county commissioner to be
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the volunteers who make
everything we do' possible by
giving their time, energy and
resources in all the different


phases of our county opera-
tions."
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sday's show really were all the
volunteers who were recog-
nized for their contributions
to the activities and success of
KSCB in the past year.
The award for Volunteer of
the Year went to 17-year-old
Alexander "Zander" Srodes,
who donated hundreds' of
hours of volunteer work
through environmental eff-
orts.
For creating Turtle Talks,
an educational program
designed to teach students
worldwide about sea turtles,
and his subsequent dedica-
tion to their preservation,
Srodes recently received one
of only 10 Presidential Envir-
onmental Youth Awards.
Venice resident Mike Bom-
bera was recipient of the Guy
Hudson Award for exception-
al dedication to a variety of
KSCB initiatives in the past
year.
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BY KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR

There is a right way and a
wrong way to market a home
for sale, local Realtors say.
"When there is too much
inventory, people can't make
a decision." Marlene Merkle
said. She is the executive vice
president of the Venice Area
Board of Realtors.
Meeting at the Venice
Gondolier Sun last Wednes-
day, 10 area Realtors talked
about what homeowners can
do to ready their homes for
sale and how to best use the
services of a Realtor.
"Examine your motives,"
Michael Saunders Realtor
Helen Moore said.
While the Realtors were
upbeat about rising sales and
decreasing inventory after the
recent market correction,


they said homeowners
should not list their homes
for sale just to "give it a go."
Prices have dropped by 20
to 30 percent, said SellState
Realtor Dennis Gardner.
Home prices
"Prices are not going tip
until we eat some of the
existing inventory," Gard-
ner said..
March figures in "Facts and
Trends," published by trend-
graphix.com, shows 1,616
single family homes listed for
sale in Venice.
This is up slightly from the
preceding month. Sold and
pending sales indicated less
time on the market than at
any time since June 2006.
Prices peaked in the sum-
merof. 2005, when homes
were selling in less than two
months after listing, about 10


times as fast as in March of
this year. At one point during
the boom there were fewer
than 40 houses for sale on the
island of Venice. In the
months since the correction,
some homes have been listed
with as many as three differ-
ent Realtors before actually
selling. Contracts with Real-
tors are usually for six months
but during the recent boom,
were occasionally for three
months and the houses were
selling.
"Be realistic," Coldwell
Banker Residential Realtor
Janice Holloway said. "Look at
what your house would have
sold for three to four years
ago."
That is the price that you
will need to use in order to
have people look at your
house. Several Realtors said
that when the price is out of
line with the competition, no
matter how wonderful the
house, no one will even look
at it.
Realtors have access to the
latest sales figures and do
market studies to help deter-
mine the best selling price for
a homeowner, based on a
number of factors, including
comparison to the sales of
similar homes in the neigh-
borhood.
Builder David Hunihan
said Venice is ahead of the
upward-moving trend line of
home prices, despite the
decline experienced since
October 2005.
"Real estate prices should
go up about 8 percent a year,"
he said. "The trend line would
put the average price of a
house in this area at $287,000
but the average actually is
about $302,000."


Choosing a Realtor
"There's a lid for every pot,"
WCI Realtor Cheryl Youmans
said. "Everyone will click with
someone."
Merkle said the local board
of Realtors will give sellers a
roster of its members.
"We never recommend any-
one," she said. "We don't even
keep track of their sales."
When ybulist with one, you
ultimately have listed with all of
them, Hunihan said.
"High on the list of the
Code of Ethics is shared coop-
eration and shared compen-
sation," Merkle said. "There is
a mutual commitment."
For Sale By Owner net less
and have much less visibility,
Hunihan said.
"Most people wouldn't go
to an IRS audit without their
accountant," he said. "Why
would they sell their house
without a professional?"
After choosing a Realtor,
it's important to listen to the
advice given.
"I take the seller out to see
what else is on the market,"
Moore said. "Pricing is all
important."
Buyers tend to look only at
the homes in the lowest price
range for the size and type of
home they seek. When sellers
price their homes above that
range, their homes will re-
main unsold, often until the
listing time ends.
"Have confidence in the
Realtor you hired," ReMax
Relator Sandi Morris said.
Sellers need to realize they
have had the use of the house
and received tax breaks such
as homesteading discounts
plus mortgage interest de-
ductions on their tax returns
and other financial advan-


tages, Hunihan said.
"What would you do if you
had to pay rent?" ReMax Real-
tor Brian Morris asked.
"Younger people should look
at what they can buy for their
income level."
Declutter and clean
The Realtors stressed the
importance of clearing out
clutter and making sure the
house was in good repair and
clean.
"Walk in through the front
door as a potential buyer
would," Venice Real Estate
Board President Laura Kop-
ple said. "Less is more. Stag-
ing may help."
There is a trend to hiring
professional home stagers to
make a house more inviting
to buyers. Realtors can help
sellers connect with such
people if desired, although


cleaning and decluttering
come first.
"Make it easy to show,"
Moore said. "The house has
to be available."
Animals have to be away
and out of sight. The home
should smell good.
"Don't try to cover up bad
smells," Holloway said.
One Realtor said she lost a
sale when a potential buyer
reached down toward a pet
door and got a strong whiff of
moth balls. That buyer never
even looked at the house.
Make, the home available
for showings. If potential buy-
ers have to wait for the house
to be cleaned or the out-of-
town visitors to leave or the
cats to be boarded, they will
go elsewhere.
"You can list your house or
you can sell it,"Youmans said.
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BY BOB MUDGE
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There are two types of bad drivers in the
world: people who are completely oblivious
to all other vehicles, and people who are par-
alyzed by the presence of another vehicle and
refuse to move without instructions from the
control tower or, perhaps, the mother ship.
I seem to spend most of my driving time
behind Driver Type 2, trying to avoid getting
hit by Driver Type 1.
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Driver Type 1 will pull into any space in
traffic big enough to accommodate a vehicle,
even if it's a smaller car than he's actually dri-
ving, or maybe a bike. Driver Type 2 will not
pull into any space too small to accommo-
date a funeral procession of 40 vehicles the
size of tandem tractor-trailer rigs.
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then accelerates, weaving in and out of the
other cars on the road, even if it's only two
lanes. Driver Type 2 merges at coasting
speed, stakes a claim to the left lane by,
putting on his right-turn signal, then relies
principally on gravity to propel his vehicle
forward.
Driver Type 1 turns right on red after
slowing down just enough not to tip over; half


the time Driver Type 2 won't turn right on
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speed ends up in the oncoming traffic lane.
Until he gets a chance to pass, Driver
Type 1 will follow you so closely he could
inventory your trunk. Driver Type 2 allows so
much distance between vehicles that by the
time he gets through a traffic light he needs to
renew his license.
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thing about the two driver types: They are
contagious in reverse. Scientific tests show
that if you spend enough time following
Driver Type 2, you become Driver Type 1, and
if Driver Type 1 rides your tail long enough,
you will transform into Driver Type 2.
I know this because I am the subject of
that scientific test. I don't mind driving, but I
get into my car for one reason and one rea-
son only: to go from where I am to some
other place quickly and safely. Driver Type 1
is a threat to my physical health and Driver
Type 2 is a threat to my sanity.
Here's all I ask of you, my fellow motorists:
Keep it moving, signal your intentions and
above all, don't act like you're the only driver
on the road.
That privilege is reserved for me.
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BY TED RANK
STAFF ESCRITOR

Hang on to your san-
ity, ladies and gentle-
men. It's time for News
from Ecineville.
The Liberal People
for the Equal Treatment
of Animals, LiPETA,
held a press conference
earlier this week and
had an interesting an-
nouncement that will
affect Ecineville.
It seems LiPETA ob-
jects to the Ecineville
Sharks Teeth Festival.,


"The Ecineville festi-
val is nothing more
than an insult to sharks
and other great crea-
tures of the sea. This
event displays the teeth
of what must be thou-
sands of sharks that
have been murdered
over many decades,"
said the statement re-
leased by LiPETA.
"These LiPETA nuts
need to find some kind
of hobby, like volunteer-
ing at the local psychi-
atric hospital," said long-
time Ecineville shark


hunter Phil Flavian.
Flavian didn't like the
other news from the
LiPETA press confer-
ence either. Starting in
2008, LiPETA will hold
an annual LiPETA
Sharks Food Festival
the same weekend as
the Sharks Teeth Fes-
tival.
"This festival is going
to take place on Cas-
pertheghost Beach. "We
will throw hundreds of
pounds of chum into
the gulf with the hopes
of atuacting as many


sharks as possible," said
LiPETA spokeswoman
Linda Lou Kowalski.
"We urge people to
go into the water and
visit with those beauti-
ful creatures of the sea.
They're not really much.
different from dolphins,
you know," said Kowal-
ski.
"What is wrong with
these people? Sharks
are dangerous. Sharks
in the water, and Li-
PETA wants you to go
into the water. It's like a
damn horror movie,"


said Flavin.
It seems unlikely that
the Save the Casper-
theghost Beach Com-
mittee, which overseas
the beach, would allow
such a festival.
"We've taken over
the beach because the
county and city law
enforcement didn't
want to drive all the way
out there. I want to say
that we certainly would
not allow those people
on our lovely beach,"
said SCBC spokesman
Phil Phantasm.


LiPeta says tickets
will go on sale for the
Sharks Food Festival
early next week.
Well, this is Ted "I'm a
reporter, I'm a reporter"
Rank reporting. I'll see
you next issue with
more news from Ecine-
ville.
Until then, remem-
ber, it's all good here in
Ecineville.


trank@
venicegondolier.com


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MAY 6
Concerts
* Marie Selby Gardens pre-
sents its annual garden music
concert series, 1-3 p.m. at 811
S. Palm Ave. Connie Dillon
and Company perform coun-
try blues and rock. Lawn
chairs and blankets welcome,
no coolers. Call 366-5731 or
visit selby.org.
* Joan Curtco, cabaret singer,
performs "Of Thee I Sing: The
Lyrics of Ira Gershwin" at 7:30
p.m. at the Historic Asolo
Theater at The John and
Mable Ringling Museum of
Art, 5401 Bayshore Drive,
Sarasota. Tickets: $20, $25
and $30. Call 360-7399.
For the birds


* The Florida West Coast
Avian Society presents its
annual Exotic Bird Expo, 10
a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, May 6,
at Robarts Arena ori the Sara-
sota County Fairgrounds,
2890 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota.
Admission is $4; children
younger than 10 admitted
free with an adult. Call 302-
3258.
* The Venice Area Audubon
Society offers a free guided
bird walk with Carolyn and
Charlie at 7:30 a.m. at Carlton
Reserve at the end of Border
Road. Meet in the parking lot.
The public is welcome. Call
497-6463.
* Oscar Scherer State Park
`offers-guided scrub:walks ate
8:30 a.m. at 1843 South
Tamiami Trail, Osprey. Meet
at the Lake Osprey Pavilion.
See the Scrubby Flatwoods
from the inside out. Join a
volunteer for a trip back in
time and see how plants and
animals have adapted to
Florida's desert. Park en-
trance fee: $4. Call 483-5956
or visit floridastateparks.org/
oscarscherer.
Sunday games
* Knights of Columbus holds
bingo at 2 p.m. Sunday at
512 Substation Road. Doors
open at noon. Snacks avail-
able. Call 484-4512.
*VFWPost 8118 hosts euchre
at 1 p.m. Sunday at 832 E.
Venice Ave. All players wel-
come.
Kayak trip
John Sarkozy of the American
Littoral Society leads a kayak
trip on Little Sarasota Bay to
Palmer Point Beach, 9 a.m.-
noon. Equipment and train-
ing provided. Fee: $25. RSVP
to 966-7308.


MONDAY,
MAY 7
Seniors group
Seniors Without Partners
meets at American Legion


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The Confederate submarine, H. L. Hunley, sank with all hands after sinking the USS Housatonic off the coast
of Charleston in 1864. She was salvaged in 2002. This photo shows the burial of the sailors' remains with


suitable military honors.


Civil War presentation

The Civil War Round Table of Venice
marks its first anniversary with a presen-
tation by one of its members, Dr. William
R. Coyle: The sinking of the USS
Housatonic by the Confederate subma-
rine, H. L. Hunley, the first submarine
attack during the Civil War. Coyle, a
Venice resident, provides slides and com-
mentary at the Venice Public Library, 300
S. Nokomis Ave., 7-8:45 p.m., Tuesday,
May 8. All Civil War buffs are welcome.
Call 484-3459 for more information.

Boating safety
Registration and materials will be offered 6-7 p.m.,
Monday, May 7, for the Venice Flotilla 86 of the Coast


No-Vel Post 159, 1770 E.
Venice Ave., Mondays, 12:30-
3:30 p.m. for a meeting and
cards. Call 485-8739.
Dynamic ladies
The original Dynamic Fitness
Ladies hold a salad luncheon


Readers Theater


PHOTO COURTESY OF ROB DAVIS
Lemon Bay Playhouse is looking for people interested in
reading plays and other material at 9:30 a.m., Monday,
May 7, at 96 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. From left,
Richard Blanchard, Larry McGee, Ann Hanushek and Bob
La Salle read a play at the April meeting.


at 11:30 a.m. at the home of
Ann Herre. Dynamic Fitness
participants from the last 25
years are welcome. Bring a
silly gift ($5 or less) for
exchange and contribute $1
to the charity collection. Call
Jerry at 416-5510.
Masons
The Venice, Masonic Lodge
301 F&AM holds a Past
Masters dinner at 6 p.m. at
118 E. Venice Ave. Program for
the women to follow. A stated
communication will be held
at 7:30 p.m. Call M.B. Ryder at
966-8435.

Start Your Heart walking pro-
grams, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., 861-
5000
* Laurel Park and Sandra Sims
Terry Community Center, 509
Collins Road.
* Lemon Bay Park and En-
vironmental Center, outdoor
trail, 570 Bay Park Blvd.
* Nokomis Community Park,
outdoor trail, 234 East Nip-
pino Trail.
* Woodmere Park, outdoor
trail, 3951 Woodmere, Park


Guard Auxiliary's concentrated boating program,
America's Boating Course. The course will be held
6-10 p.m., Friday, May 11, and 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.,
Saturday, May 12, at the Coast Guard Auxiliary
Training Center, 1200 Harbor Drive. Fee: $7 per per-
son. Call Judi Bidwick at 492-5904 or visit
www.cgauxvenice.org.

Computer users
The Venice Area Computer Users Group meets at
6 p.m., Monday, May 7, in Room J at the Venice
Community Center, 326 S. Nokomis Ave. Speaker is
Adam Richter. The public is welcome. Call Ann at 484-
9339.

Audubon picnic
The Venice Area Aububon Society holds its annual
picnic meeting at 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 8, at the
Audubon Center, 4002 Tamiami Trail, off Annex Road.
Kathy Rader Gibson, director of Lemon Bay Park,
speaks on native plants that attract butterflies and
birds. All are welcome to this free event. Call 496-8984.


Blvd.
Basketball
* 6-9:30 p.m., over-50 basket-
ball games; practices are 6-8
p.m. Thursday at the Sandra
Sims Terry Community Cen-
ter, 509 Collins Road, Laurel,
861-5000.
* 7-9 p.m., adult basketball for
men at Woodmere Park, 3951
Woodmere Park Blvd. This
program is free with the pur-
chase of a team shirt. All skill
levels welcome. Call Wes
Meltzer to register at 488-
2803.
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The Sew Much Fun neighbor-
hood group of the Gulf Coast/
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ican Sewing Guild meets 1-3
p.m. the first Monday of every
'month at Jacaranda Public


Library, 4143 Woodmere Park
Blvd. Contact Evelyn LeVas-
seur at 624-6237 or evan
bill@comcast.net.

Jacaranda Public Library,
4143 Woodmere Park Blvd.,
861-1275.
* 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 10:45-
11:45 a.m., outreach parent-
ing classes for infants to 5-
year-olds and an adult.
* 10-10:45 a.m. Monday,
preschool storytime sessions
for ages 3-5.
Homework help
Laurel Park and the Sandra
Sims Terry Community Cen-
ter offer homework assis-
tance 3-6 p.m. at 509 Collins
Road. Meal provided. Child-
ren may also participate in
recreational activities. Free to
qualifying individuals. Call
861-5000.

Senior Friendship Centers,
2350 Scenic Drive. Noon
lunch available for $3 with 24-
hour reservations. Call 584-
0031 or 584-0090.
* 9 a.m., Mah jongg


* The Venice Sunrise Rotary
Club meets for breakfast at
7:15 a.m. at Vincenzo's, 385
North U.S. 41 Bypass. Call
Don Moore at 493-4680.
* The Venice Toastmasters
meet at 7:30 a.m. at the
Venice Chamber, of Com-
merce, 597 South Tamiami
Trail. Call'Rick Rabalais at
539-0029.
* The Masons Order of
Amaranth meet at noon at
118 E. Venice Ave. All regular
members welcome. Call M.B.
Ryder at 966-8435.
* The Venice Nokomis Elks
offers lunch at Buffalo Bill's
Restaurant, 11:30 a.m.-2:30
p.m., and a blue plate special
and more, 5-7:30 p.m., at 1021
Discovery Way,-Nokomis. Call
486-1854.
Get out
Naturalist Peggy Williams
leads a snorkeling trip with
the American Littoral Society,
9:30-11:30 a.m., at Point of
Rocks on Siesta Key. Bring
snorkel equipment and sun-
screen. Fee: $7. RSVP to 355-
2291.
Great grandparents
The Grandparents Raising
Grandkids Support Group
meets at 9:30 a.m. in the
Englewood Community Hos-
pital cafeteria, 700 Medical
Blvd. Call Sandy at 475-3615.

Jacaranda Public Library,
4143 Woodmere Park Blvd.,
861-1275
* 9:30-10 a.m., Baby Rhyme
and Sign Time. For newborns
to 18 months; nursery rhymes,
songs, reading from a board
book and using baby sign lan-
guage for hearing and non-
hearing children and parents.
Older siblings welcome.
* 9:30-11 a.m., Jacaranda
Book Club members discuss
"The Light of Day" by
Graham Swift.
* 10-11 a.m., Introduction to
Word computer class.
Walking tours
The public is invited to the
Please see VENUE, 4B


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MAY 6, 2007


* 9:30 a.m., Life history class.
Call 488-8513.
* 10 a.m., senior aerobics
* 11 a.m., tap dancing
* 1-3 p.m., The Upbeat Band
performs in the Great Room.
Call 584-0075.
Music makers
* Hear live acoustic music at
Books-A-Million, 4230 South
Tamiami Trail in Venice, every
first and third Monday, 7-9:30
p.m. Call Richard Brobst at
408-9515.
* The Venice Gondoliers
Men's Barbershop Chorus
rehearses Mondays at 6:30
p.m. at Venice-Nokomis Uni-
ted Methodist Church, 208
Palm Ave., Nokomis. Call 484-
6333 or 484-3966, or visit
venicegondoliers.com.
* The Venetian Harmony
Chorus rehearses Mondays at
7 p.m. at United Church of
Christ, 620 Shamrock Blvd.
Call 907-9545.
Laurel civic meeting
The Laurel Civic Association
meets 6-9 p.m. at the Sandra
Sims Terry Community Cen-
ter, 509 Collins Road. The
association serves low-in-
come and at-risk children
and their families through
activities that educate, pro-
vide positive social interac-
tion and lead to self-sufficien-
cy. Call 861-5000.


TUESDAY,
MAY8
Senior Friendship Centers
South County Satellite, Venice
Community Center, 326 S.
Nokomis Ave. Call Kathie
McMurrian at 584-0052
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needed
* 9:30 a.m., Scrabble; teddy-
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Fee: $2 per attendee. Call
Susan at 488-7794.
'Friendship' activities
Senior Friendship Centers is
offering Tai Chi at 8:30 a.m.
STuesdays and Latin danc-
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The American Cancer Society,
South Sarasota Unit, offers
three free Man-to-Man pro-
state cancer education and
support programs for men:'2
p.m., Monday, May 7, at
Venice HealthPark, 1283
Jacaranda Blvd.; 4 p.m., Mon-
day, May 14, at Englewood
United Methodist Church,
700 E. Dearborn St.; and 5:30
p.m., Monday, May 14, at
Englewood Community Hos-
pital, 700 Medical Blvd. Call
497-4309, Ext. 43.


Free EC day
Free Emergency Contracep-
tion (EC also known as
Plan B or the morning-after
pill) will be given out free, one
to a customer, noon-6 p.m.,
Tuesday, May 8, by Planned
Parenthood of Southwest and
Central Florida at its health
center at 1950 Prospect St.,
Sarasota. Call 365-3913, Ext.
108.
Wellness fair
Serenity Gardens hosts a
Wellness fair, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.,
Saturday, May 12, at 602 E.


Venice Ave. Sample healing
modalities and intuitive read-
ings. Call 486-3577 or visit
serenitygardensofvenice.com.
Wellness luncheon
The Wellness Community's
Venice-based support groups
offer nutrition education and
programs of light exercise and
stress reduction and a free
luncheon for cancer patients,
noon-1 p.m., Monday, May
14, at the Bistro at Jacaranda
Trace, Cadbury Commons
Building, 3600 Penn Way.
Each patient may bring one


support person. Space is lim-
ited. RSVP to 921-5539.
Parkinson's group
The Parkinson's Support Group
meets at 10 a.m. the third
Friday of the month (May 18)
in the Suncoast Auditorium of
Englewood Community Hos-
pital, 700 Medical Blvd.
Communication festival
The Community Center for
the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
holds its third annual Quest
for Unity: Connecting People
festival, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat-
urday, May 19, at the Sailor
PAL Circus, 2075 Bahia Vista
St., Sarasota. The festival, held
during Better Hearing and
Speech Month, will focus on
raising awareness about com-
munication, speech or lan-
guage disorders and hearing
loss. All are welcome for free


hearing screenings, craft
booths, food, signed perfor-
mances and more. For infor-
mation on exhibition booths,
contact Sarah Harris in
Bradenton by videophone at
(941) 758-2542 or sharris@
ccdhh.org.
Screenings
Health and Happiness to You
of Englewood Community
Hospital offers free choles-
terol checks for members at 9
a.m. the third Monday of the
month (May 21) in Suncoast
Auditorium, 700 Medical
Blvd. Reservations required.
Call 473-3919 or (888) 685-
1598 or visit h2u.com.
Wellness seminar
Venice Regional Medical Cen-
ter offers a hypnotic-behavior
modification seminar on
weight loss, 5:30-7:30. p.m.,


Wednesday, May 23, at 540
The Rialto. The first 45 min-
utes is a free orientation.
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for ages 8-10, 9 a.m.-noon
Wednesday, June 27-August
8 at 701 Center Road. The
program promotes healthy
body image, eating, fitness,
nutrition and weight in
developing children. Fee: $39
for members, $59 for non-
members. Call 492-9622, Ext.
145.
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mother crazy and even the
neighbors can hear it. I
heard about a device he
could use for hearing TV
more clearly. What is it?
A. Your family's problem is
not uncommon. One of the
first signs of hearing loss is
when the television volume is
up louder than others would
like. So if your father has not
had his hearing tested
recently, I recommend he do
so. There are a number of
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tions. Call 584-0090 or 584-
0031.
* Members of H2U Health
Happiness and You at Eng-
lewood Community Hospital
play cards Tuesdays in the
Suncoast Cafe at 1:45 p.m. at
700 Medical Blvd. Come early
for lunch. For a free copy of
the H2U newsletter, call 473-
5048.
College Club
The College Club of Venice
meets for lunch at noon at the
Jacaranda West Country Club,
1901 Jacaranda Blvd. Women
with a college degree are wel-
come. CallAnnDodderidge at
484-9339.
Show time
See "Take the Lead" at 2 p.m. at
Jacaranda Public Library, 4143
Woodmere Park Blvd. Popcorn
provided. Call 861-1260.
Health help
* Suncoast Communities'
Bloodmobile visits South-
bridge Park, 1501-1531 South
Tamiami Trail, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.;
and Hazeltine Nurseries, 2401
North River Road, 3;30-6:30
p.m. Call Suncoast at 954-
1600, Ext. 240.'
* PAST Parents of Addicts
Sharing Time meets the sec-
ond and fourth Tuesdays,
7-8 p.m., at Venice Public
Library in the conference
room at 300 S. Nokomis Ave.
Parents of addicts of any age
are welcome. Call Trina Hayes
at 266-8469.
Association meeting
The Nokomis East Asso-
ciation holds a general meet-
ing at 7 p.m. at the Nokomis
Community Center, 234 East
Nippino Trail. County com-
missioner Joe Barbetta is


Reni Ouzia of the Jon Marcus
Salon raised $1,000 at the
salon cut-a-thon. The group
gave 92 haircuts.
They are an example of the
volunteers in the community
who want to s amp out can-
cer. The Relay'for Life com-
mittee has been meeting
weekly at the Venice City Hall
community room since Nov.
14. As a two-time cancer sur-
vivor, I thank you for a job
well done. Together we are
winning the fight.
Boots and Bandannas
It's always good to ac-
knowledge the fabulous work
volunteers do to raise funds


speaker. Coffee and dessert to
follow meeting. The public is
welcome. Call Jim Cuddy at
484-6301.

WEDNESDAY,
MAY 9

Car seat checks
AAA and SAFE KIDS coali-
tion-certified car seat techni-
cians check baby and child
seat installations the second
Wednesday of each month,
9:30-11:30 a.m., free at Forty
Carrots Family Center, 1500 S.
Tuttle Ave., Sarasota. Regis-
tration is required. Call 365-
7716.
Women veterans;
The American Legion No-Vel
Post 159 hosts a meeting of
women veterans at 11 a.m.
the second Wednesday of
each month at 1770 E. Venice
Ave. Call 488-4664.
Women's club
Claire Berten, education and
outreach manager of the
Suncoast Humane Society, is
guest speaker at a 1 p.m. tea
held at the Venice Nokomis
Women's Club, 200 North
Harbor Drive. Call 484-5898.
Lunch plans
* Disabled American Veterans
serves lunch daily, 11 a.m.-
2 p.m., at 600 Colonia Lane,
Nokomis. Call 488-4500.
* The Kiwanis Club of Venice
meets for lunch at noon Wed-
nesdays at Vincenzo's, 385
North U.S. 41 Bypass. The
program features Venice Little
Theatre, Children First and
the Venice Symphony. Call
Irene O'Connell at 484-6022.
* The Venice Nokomis Elks
offer lunch, 11:30-2 p.m. at
1021 Discovery Way, Noko-
mis. Call 486-1854.


The Mortgage Freedom Loan


for charities.
The fifth annual Boots and
Bandannas dinner-dance at
the Mission Valley Country
Club brought together a huge
group to hoot and hollar and
raise funds for Catholic
Charities. Program Director
Sister Ann DeNicolo, B.V.M.,
talked about the needs of
immigrants in the area and
how Catholic Charities meets
some of those needs.
Committee members Rose
Sherrard, Bob Gannon and
Gene Dolecki did a great job
in organizing the event. There
were 36 silent auction items
including baskets, bikes, ped-
al cars and rounds of golf.


Wednesday games
* The Venice Florida Chess
Club meets 1-5 p.m. at Venice
Public Library, 300 S. Noko-
mis Ave. Call the library at
861-1332.
* Venice Shuffleboard Club
meets at 9 a.m. Monday, and
Friday at Hecksher Park.
Lessons available. Call Bar-
bara at 485-1678.
Freedom from Alimony
The Venice Chapter meeting
of the Alliance for Freedom
from Alimony Inc. meets'at
7:30 p.m. This is a support
group for spouses paying
alimony who are looking for
relief and support. For meet-
ing details, contact Bill Ca-
bana at 480-1395 or bill@
cflap.org.
R/C Fliers
The R/C Fliers of Venice meet
at 7 p.m. at Venice Public
Library, 300 S. Nokomis Ave.,
the second Wednesday of
each month. All are welcome.
Please donate
Suncoast Communities' Blood-
mobile visits Crest Cadillac,
2367 SouthTamiamiTrail, 9:30-
11 a.m.; and the South County
Public Health Building, 7810
TamJami Trail, Suite. A14,,.
12:30-3 p.m. Call Suncoast at
954-1600, Ext. 240.
Republican club
The Republican Club of
South Sarasota County meets
at 11:30 a.m. at the Venice
Chamber of Commerce, 597
South Tamiami Trail. Speaker
is Eric Robinson, chair of the
Republican Party of Sarasota
County. All are welcome. Call
426-7006 or e-mail rcssc@att.
net.
Benefit dinner
The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW
Post 8118 offers a spaghetti


New on the team
The Gulf Coast Commu-
nity Foundation of Venice
welcomes Scott Anderson as
the newest member of its
team. Teri Hanson, president
and CEO of the foundation,
said Anderson will be work-
ing exclusively with philan-
thropists in the area.
Family fun
Be sure to get tickets for
"Anne of Green Gables." The
family play opens at the
Venice Little Theatre on May
10 and is a perfect place to
spend Mother's Day week-
end.
Murray Chase directs the


dinner every second and
fourth Wednesday, 5-7 p.m. at
832 E. Venice Ave., Venice.
Donation: $6 per person.
Proceeds help support Ven-
ice-area causes. All are wel-
come. Call 497-0654.
Tot fun
Nokomis Community Center
offers Tot/Parent Time,
10 a.m.-noon, at 234 East
Nippino Trail. Play time
for preschool-aged children.
Toys provided or bring your
own. Adults supervise their
children. Call 861-5000.
Canoe tours
Oscar Scherer State Park offers
year-round, ranger-led canoe
tours of South Creek, Wed-
nesdays. Register at 8:30 a.m.,
tour at 9 a.m. Canoe rental fee
in addition to the regular park
entrance fee. Paddle on South
Creek and about the inhabi-
tants of brackish tidal streams
and estuaries, and about the
history of this area. Call 483-
5956.

Partners in Play
Jacaranda Public Library
hosts outreach parenting
classes with educators from
Forty Carrots Family Center.
JHands-on acti'itie., music
movement and circle time for
infants to 5-year-olds and an
adult. Classes are 9:30-10:30
a.m. and 10:45-11:45 a.m.
Space is limited. Call 861-
1275.
Music series
Dr. John Goodman presents
the-Masters and Masterpieces
of Music weekly forum, 10:30-
11:45 a.m. Wednesday in
Geldbart Auditorium of Selby
Public Library, 1331 First St.,
Sarasota. May 9: The "Heroic"
Style, part 2. Free. Call 861-
5000 or e-mail vneumann@
scgov.net.


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play, which means the show
will be great. The cast
includes Hayley Balliet, Steve
Credeur, Lori Chase, Stacy
Pinkerton, Lillie Kontor,
Kristin Pinkerton, Becky
Pokorny, Elizabeth Connett
and Joseph Pokorny. Call
488-1115 for tickets and show
times.
'Color Me Beautiful'
Dora Jean Banes suggests
the perfect Mother's Day gift
is a ticket to the annual
Women's Sertoma Club fash-
ion show. Friday, May 18, at
the Jacaranda West Country
Club, the event features
clothes from local merchants.


BRIEFS .

who have loved ones affected
with drug addiction meets
at 7 p.m. Thursday in the
lounge at St. Mark's Episcopal
Church, 508 Riviera St. Call
Ray at 497-6879.
Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous meets
at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and
Thursday in the Suncoast
Auditorium of Englewood
Community Hospital, 700
Medical Blvd. Call 426-7655.
Walkabout group
The Saturday Morning Walk-
about group meets at 8 a.m.
Saturday at Volunteer Park,
located behind the Gulf Coast
Community Foundation of
Venice. Each Saturday a dif-
ferent 2-1/2 mile route is
selected. Mileage is recorded
and incentive awards are pre-
sented for various total miles
walked. Bring your pets, too.
New walkers welcome.

Al-Anon
Al-Anon and Alateen family
meetings take place several
times a week at area locations.
Call .426-7655 or visit south
flonda al-anon.org.


Proceeds benefit the Boys/
Girls Club of Venice. Call 496-
4220 for tickets.
Pat on the back
Marilyn Schwartz de-
serves a tip of the hat for her
work as publicity chair for
Relay for Life. Thanks to her
dedication members of the
press had lead time for events
they could list in the paper.
Marilyn made us aware of
'meetings and announce-
ments.
This dedicated volunteer
helped make sure fundraising
events for Relay for Life took
center stage.
fran@sunline.net


Alateen
* Laurel Nokomis Middle
School, 1900 East Laurel
Road, Nokomis, 8:30-9:30
a.m., Wednesdays
* Venice Middle School, 1900
Center Road, 8 a.m., Thurs-
days
* St. Mark's Church lounge,
513 Nassau St., 7 p.m., Fri-
days. Call Ray at 497-6879.
Al-Anon newcomer meetings
* St. Mark's Episcopal Church,
508 Riviera St., .7 p.m.,
Monday
* Let Go & Let God AFG,
Venice, Presbyterian Church,
111 E. Firenze St., 7:30 p.m.,
Tuesday
* Freedom AFG, Church of the
Nazarene, 1535 E. Venice Ave.
(children welcome), 10:30
a.m., Wednesdays
* Wednesday Step Study,
Grace United Methodist
Church, 400 E. Field St.,
7 p.m., Wednesdays
* Steps & Growth, The Church
of Christ, 4301 State Road 776,
10 a.m., Thursdays
* Peace Pipe, Emmanuel
Lutheran Church, 790 South
Tamiami Trail, Room 101,
7 p.m., Thursdays
* On the Island, Emmanuel
Lutheran Church, 790 South
Tamiami Trail, 8 p.m., Thurs-;
days.


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Senior Friendship Cen-
ters is in critical need of
volunteers at the Center
for Healthy Aging. Med-
ical, secretaries, nurses,
clinic aides, appointment
and financial desk per-
sonnel, dentists and den-
tal aides are needed. The
Center for Healthy Aging
provides basic care for
persons 50 and older who
are in need. Staffed by vol-
unteer physicians, nurses,
dentists and other med-
ical personnel, the center
offers a friendly, support-
ive atmosphere, and ori-
entation and training is
provided. For informa-
tion, call Caroline Allen at
556-3249.


, .- Lunch is served at noon at
Senior Friendship Centers,
2350 Scenic Drive, Venice,
* 584-0090 or 584-0031. The
- Senior Friendship Englewood
Cafe is open every Tuesday.
-* Please call Venice for reserva-
tions in Englewood. Reser-
vations required 24 hours in
advance. Suggested dona-
tion: $3. All meals served with
bread and milk.
May 7, Monday: Barbecue
pork riblet, seasoned black-
eye peas, turnip greens with
onion, hamburger bun, oat-
meal cookie
Frozen alternative: Batter-
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green beans with red pep-
pers, mixed garden vegeta-
bles
May 8, Tuesday: Crispy
chicken quarter, potatoes
O'Brien, green beans, diced
peaches
Frozen alternative: Maca-
roni and beef casserole, green
peas, California vegetable
blend
May 9, Wednesday: Split
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mushroom gravy, cheesy
mashed potatoes, chuckwag-
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peas, carrot cuts, chocolate
pudding
Frozen alternative: Home-
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May 11, Friday: Frank-
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baked beans with tomato
bits, creamy coleslaw with
shredded carrot, hot dog bun
Frozen alternative: Salis-
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Newcomer alums go wandering


Each year members of
Newcomers of Venice
Alumni, better known as
NOVA, take several day trips
to points of interest around
the Gulf Coast.
NOVA members are
continuing friendships
formed in the Venice
Newcomers Club during
their first two years in
Venice.
In the accompanying
photos, members can be
seen out and about getting
to know the area and its var-
ied offerings.
For more information
about NOVA, call Pat Ritner
at (941) 497-5266.


PHOTOS COURTESY OF PAT RITNER

Dora Getty, Sheila Jacobs, Wava Russell, Ingrid Trofi and Sal Trofi prepare for exciting action at Tampa Bay Downs.


Dick and Cheryl Brand seem to have picked the winning horses at a recent
NOVA Day Trip to Tampa Bay Downs. The group enjoyed lunch and racing.


S *' In photo at left, Dora Getty and Pat Ritner, day trip co-coordinators, enjoyed planning a cruise on the Starlite
S- Princess for NOVA members. They are seen here on the aft end of the boat where they took advantage of the sun-
shine and sparkling water. Above photo shows NOVA members who filled three airboats at Lake Trafford for a
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Q. I'd like to use my frequent-
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travel to Honolulu, but every
time I try, no seats are available.
Any ideas? J.G., Lafayette,
Calif.

A. Booking award seats can
be difficult for two reasons:
Airlines typically make only a
few seats available per flight,
and destinations such as
Hawaii are the most popular
for travelers looking to re-
deem miles. Still, a United
spokeswoman told us that
"every flight has award seats
available."
You'll fare better if you're
willing to redeem more miles
for an unrestricted ticket.
United's Mileage Plus "sav-
er" awards (commonly called
restricted awards) require
fewer miles, but there aren't
many seats and they're


snatched up quickly. United's
"standard" (or unrestricted)
awards allow you to fly any
time there's a seat available.
But while a "saver" award
to Hawaii will cost you 35,000
miles, a "standard" award is
70,000 miles.
Some suggestions from
Tim Winship, editor of Fre-
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331 days before your date of
travel; that's the earliest fre-
quent-flier seats are put into
airline computers.
If you can't find a seat
online, call the .airline; they'll
charge you $15 for ticket han-
dling, but reservations agents
sometimes have access to
seats you won't find online.
Try one of United's Star
Alliance partners, such as US
Airways, which also flies to
Hawaii. Or look for flights that
leave in the morning or mid-
week, which are less popular
times for travel.
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Finland with my dad. When is
the best time to avoid snow and
crowds, and how can I get there
from Pensacola? L.C.,
Niceville, Fla.

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weather in Helsinki, the capi-
tal of Finland, is small. The
warmest month is July, when
the average high is 70 degrees
and the average low is 52.
In June, the average high is
68; in August, it's 67. But
August is also the wettest
month of the year, averaging,
3.2 inches.
Don't expect to avoid
crowds, though. In the sum-
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vals including the popular
Wife-Carrying World Cham-
pionships, part of the three-
day Sonkajarvi Festival and
plenty of people. Boating,
biking, hiking and nordic
walking attract visitors.
Or consider renting a car
and seeing the country on


your own.
Find more ideas (and sug-
gested driving tours) at vis
itfinland.com, the Finnish
Tourist Board's Web site.
To get there, you'll have to
fly from a major airport, such
as Atlanta. United, Delta,
Northwest, Lufthansa, KLM
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Venice Public Library
300 S. Nokomis Ave., 861-1330
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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: Tues-
days, 10-10:30 a.m. for inde-
pendent 3- to 5-year-olds;
and Tot Time Storytime:
Thursday, 10-10:30 a.m. for
birth to 3 years and a caregiv-
er.
* Doggy Tales: 3:30-4:15 p.m.,
first Wednesday of each
month through May. Children
of all ages are welcome to
read to Suncoast Humane
Society pet therapy dogs and
create a craft. No registration
required.
* Grades nine-12: 2:30-5 p.m.,
third Tuesday of each month.
Call Young Adult Librarian
Theo Rockwell at 861-1348.
* Crafts Day in Celebration of
The Week of the Child 1-4:30
p.m., Sunday, April 22.
* Zander Srodes presents a'
talk on sea turtles at 2 p.m.,
Wednesday, May 30.
* Anime Club, Grades nine-
12, third Tuesdays; May 15,
2:30-5 p.m. Call Theo Rock-
well for information at 861-
1348.
* Summer Reading Kickoff:


PHOTO COURTESY OF JPL
Michelle Guy, gymnastics director at the South County
Family YMCA, was a special guest at Toddler Tale Time at
the Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library. Guy set up
an obstacle course of balance beams, a trampoline and
climb-on and jumping-fun equipment for this special pro-
gram.


Saturday, May 12, all day
summer registration.
Bonus week films
Film historian Jim Orville pre-
sents a bonus week of five
films in five days, May 7-11 at
1 p.m." only, featuring film
noir, mystery and Hitchcock.
May 7, "CryWolf" (1947), with
Barbara Stanwyck and Errol
Flynn; May 8, "Where Danger


Lives" (1950), with Robert
Mitchum and Maureen
O'Sullivan; May 9, "Pushover"
(1954), with Fred MacMurray
and Kim Novak; May 10,
"Angel Face" (1952), with
Robert Mitchum and Jean
Simmons; May 11, Hitchcock
finale, "Notorious" (1946),
with Cary Grant and Ingrid

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Jeanne Metzner as the showcase artist for the May 2007
Harmony Gallery exhibit. An artist reception will be held
on Tuesday, May 8, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Beatrice
Friedman Symphony Center.


BRIEFS orn previousGreen Sheet


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Book sale
Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m.-4
p.m., the Friends of the Venice
Public Library bookstore
holds a sale featuring select
books at four for $1. The
.bookstore is located in the
front entrance of the library.
The bookstore receives high
quality used books as dona-
tions and transfers from the
library collection to make
room for new items.
Adult computer classes
One-hour computer lab class-
es are being taught by VPL ref-
erence librarians. For a list of
classes and registration six days
before the day of the class, stop
by the reference desk or call
861-1340. Preference will be
given to patrons who have
never taken the class.
Plant help
Bring your gardening ques-


tions to Venice Public Library
9:30 a.m.-noon, Thursdays.
Experts from the Sarasota
County Extension Service
helps with horticultural prob-
lems..
Frances T. Boume Jacaranda
Public Library
4143 Woodmere Park Blvd.,
861-1270
Preschool storytime
Free preschool storytime ses-
sions at 10:30 a.m. Monday.
For ages 3-5. Includes stories,
finger plays, songs, guests
and craft activities.
Baby Rhyme
and Sign Time
For newborn babies to 18
months, 9:30-10 a.m. Tues-
days. The program uses nurs-
ery rhymes, songs, reading
from a board book and using
baby sign language for hear-
ing and nonhearing children
and parents. Space is limited.


Older siblings welcome.
Toddler tales
Toddler Tale Time takes place
Friday at 9:30 a.m. and 10:45
a.m. for ages 1-3 and their
parent or caregiver. Activities
include stories, rhymes, sign
language, songs and play-


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9 a.m. Friday, the day of the
session. Limited to 15 fami-
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Thank you to the following businesses f6r

supporting literacy during our 7th Annual

Charity Golf Challenge, April 29, 2007!


Newspapers in Education


Mel's Diner
Toledo Blade, Port Charlotte


New Hope Natural Healing Cafe Gelato
Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte 1401 S. Sumpter Blvd, North Port
766-1882 423-9575


Todd Pyle PGA Pro
Coral Creek Club
697-9100


Endless Sun Tanning
2465 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte
235-0271

Longwood Golf
Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor

Comprehensive Rehab Services
796 W. Crestview Cir, Port Charlotte
255-9494


Duffy's Golf Center
12455 McCall Rd
Port Charlotte


Cocoa Caf66'
859 US 41 Bypass South, Venice
480-1921


Jackson Signs & T-Shirts
2395 Tamiami Tr, Suite 20, Port Charlotte
255-1063

Whiskey Creek
2746 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte
766-0045

Touch of Class Car Wash
4732 Tamiami Tr,, Charlotte Harbor
2105 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte

First Impressions Sarah Z.
4200 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte
625-3B23

Gatorz
3816 TamamimiTr Port Charlotte
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1541 Sumpter Blvd, North Port
423-9400

Red Monkey Florist
789 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte
235-7400

Amber's Jewel Box
14839 Tamiami Trail, North Port
426-4653

Dunkin's Diamonds
Port Charlotte Town Center Mall
255-1999

Heron Creek Golf & Country Club
3401 S. Sumpter Blvd, North Port
423-695

Quiznos Subs
1159 N. Sumpter Blvd, North Port
240-621 i

Key West Express
239-463-5733

Etonk Golf
5767 Beaurivage Ave, Sarasota
941-358-5695

American Profile Magazine
1-800-720-6323


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Harbor Seafood
3762-D Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte

Peace River Medical Center


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Buffalo Graphix
18320 Paulson Dr, Unit A, Port Charlotte
625-2833
Golf USA
2000 Tumiami Tr., Suite 217, Port Charlotte
613-1400
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Peace River Distributing
9400 Piper Road Punta Gorda
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Golf Carts of Port Charlotte
4655 Tamlami Tr, Port Charlotte
625-7969
Don Gasgarth's Charlotte County Ford
3156 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte
Venward Wards
473-0722
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3036 Tamiami Tr, Port Charlotte
764-7200


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2320 Tamiami Tr, Unit 1 & 2, Port Charlotte
624-3713
Bank of America Englewood
Murdock Family Medicine
19531 Cochran Blv Port Charlotte


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Summer may be your
favorite time of year, but with
it comes the heat, humidity
and summer storms all of
which can be very hard on
your dog. When planning
your summer, it is important
to remember your canine
family members to make sure
they make it through the
summer happy and healthy.
"We see and hear of so
many dogs every summer
that get dangerously ill, or
worse, by being placed in
completely avoidable situa-
tions," said Liam Crowe, Bark
Busters' COO and master
trainer. "Many times the own-
ers just don't know any better,
so education is the first step
in preventing our dogs from
getting heat stroke, dehydra-
tion and other heat-related
maladies."
Depending on your experi-
ence level with dogs, below
are either some new tips or
some important reminders to
keep your canine friends


happy and safe during the
summer months.

Heat
Heat can kill ... and very
quickly. Make sure your pet
has plenty- of cool, clean
water. Do not dehydrate your
pup by exercising it in the
heat of the day. Save the run
or long walk for early morn-
ing or late evening when it is
cooler. Bring plenty of water
with you and give him a drink
whenever you take one. Be
aware, too, that hot pavement
can burn your dog's paws. So
if the pavement feels warm or
hot to your hand, your dog
will not like it. Dogs don't
have shoes to insulate their
feet.


MORE INFORMATION
Pet owners interested in
learning about Bark Busters'
holistic, home dog training
approach can call (877) 500-
BARK, e-mail
SarasotaNorthPort@.-bark
husters.com, or visit bark
busters com.


If your dog is spending
time outside, make sure he
has shade available to him
along with plenty of cool,
clean water. Provide two or
more sources of water in case
one gets knocked over. Your
dog will also need shelter in
the event of a sudden storm.'
He does not want to be out in


the storm any more than you
do. For his shelter, be sure to
provide adequate ventilation
because heat is a major cause
of death in pets in the sum-
mer.

Cars and trucks
Do not leave your dog in
the car, even with the win-
dows open. Heat buildup. is
tremendous, and it will not
take long for him ,to overheat
and suffer heat stroke. In less
than 10 minutes, a car can
reach more than 120 degrees
when it is only 80 degrees
outside. Remember, your dog
is wearing a fur coat. Think
how you would feel if you
were wearing fur at this time
of the year.
Some dogs love to stick
their heads out of the window
to catch a breeze. It may look
cute to you, but flying objects
can injure your dog's eyes and
the constant flapping of his
ears in the wind can harm
them. Instead, crate or har-
ness your dog to keep him
safe. The back of a pickup is
not a safe place for him. If
untethered, he can jump or
fall out, and even if he is teth-
ered, he may get jerked
around and injured during
turns or sudden stops. He
could also be hurt from the
intense heat on the bed of a
pickup.

Water
If your dog loves the water
and loves to jump into the


pool, make sure he knows
how to get out safely. Dogs
will instinctively try to get out
at the same place they went
in, so it is important to teach
your dog or puppy where and
how to get out of the pool
regardless of where he went
in. It is also important for you
to keep an eye on him when
he is in the pool because
swimming is very tiring for a
dog.
Be aware of the surround-
ing area if you take your dog
to the beach, lake or pond.
Watch for trouble and make
sure your dog will come to
you as soon as you call. Recall
is one of the most important
lessons you can teach your
dog. It, can literally save his
life.
With a little planning and
thought,, we can help our
dogs enjoy the summer and
make it through without inci-
dent. We love our pets and
want them to be with us for as
long as possible.

Bernie Thomas, dog
behavioral therapist and
trainer, is the local franchise
owner of Bark Busters Home
Dog Training.


Feed the kitty

The Humane Society of
Sarasota County needs dry
cat food. Call 955-4131, Ext.
114, or visit hssc.org.


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PHOTOS COURTESY OF ST FRANCIS ANIMAL RESCUE
Poncho and Pooh Bear are both male, all-black kittens.
They are very people friendly. Poncho is smaller, but he
loves to "talk" and be picked up. He enjoys people and
also loves to play with his brother, Pooh Bear. Pooh Bear is
a little more independent but still loves attention and
loves to play. Neither are neutered, but they are up to date
on shots. St. Francis Animal Rescue is located at 1925
South Tamiami Trail. Hours are Monday through Thursday,
1-5 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 492-6200 or
visit stfrancisarfl.org.


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WOODY KING 941-258-0231
REDUCED! WELL MAINTAINED! $153,100
Bright and spacious located in a great neighborhood this home features 2
BR/1 BA with a gorgeous view. Convenient to schools ad doctors. Large
walk in aclsoets, brand ew kitchen and appliances with mature landscaping oa
an oversized corner lot. A Great Buy! ML#665301 prudenialloridowci.com
ROSE-MARIE CHORLY 941-416.1390
SPACIOUS AND READY! $199 900
Ready for your family i o enjoy. Beaulul home offers all the space you II eve
need in a really lively neighborhood. Huge Kirhen w/im for eat-in or island,
plus Breakfast Bar nd Biefast Nook overlookin family size Lanai w/In-Giound
aacuzzil Oarge giving Rm, Sepertae Dining, In,qp Fnnml,' Pm rn wer'roof& evrey
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GAIL COLLINS 941-426-8965
$3,000 CLOSING COST PAID BY SELLER $174,900
TOWARDS BUYERS CLOSING COSTS! This 3/2 has it all. Waterfront,
open floor plan, new kitchen with wood cabinets, newer auplinces, new
metal roof, eow doors and windows, separate workshop. Furnished clean
and neat. MLS#659799 prudentialfloridoawci.com
LUCILLE MAILLET 941-769-1062
LUXURY ON THE WATER! $310,000
Outstanding 3br 2 both pool home on waterfront. Situated on
two lots with an air-conditioned garage. Solar-leated caged pool.
Wonderful (like new) condition. MLS 61613 prudenfialfloridawci.com
JO ANN TENBUSCH 941-716-0345
NICE HOME! $219,900
Major renovations/upgrades since 04. Ready to occupy. Established
neighborhood. Perfect for couple or family with children. Schedule a
showing and bing offers! Must he seen to appreciate! MLS#663452
prudenHiolfloridawci.com
GEORGE FUCHS 941-580-2333
BUILT LIKE A ROCK! $129,900
.Plaster walls, huge (Iosels and storage, ,,' .-I.c."'- ,-y 1-yr old, fenced yard
with lotis oat pivcy, in iound gas Uppli ...' ... ,i I kilre n nd b rlhs,
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GAIL COLLINS 941-426-8965
PRICE REDUCTION WARM MINERAL SPRINGS $133,333
A pleasant surprise, in the beautiful Worm Mineral Springs area.
Spacious with inside utility room, tiled living & florida rooms, on a quiet
street in low traffic area. Owner is Realtor. MLS#666442
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HENRY SLEPECKI 941-234-3076


GOING FOiR SHORT SALE! 185,000
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SHANNON MOORE 941-276-8142
PRICED REDUCED! $124,900
Move in ready 2 BR 2 Bath split floor plan. City water &
sewer, sidewalks, street lights. Close, to schools shopping. Priced
to sell. Won t lost long!!! MLS#64 I,.,,J'i llh.,.u. .....i.
Gail Collins 941-426-8965
PRIVATE POOL W/ SPA! $249,900
Enjoy club setting w/ huge lot in private cul-de-sac.
Oversized lanai for entertaining. www.NiceHomesinFlorido.com
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CONNIE NOWELL 941-628-0949
LIKE NEW WINDEMERE HOME! $168,800
Only lived in one month a year for lost 3 years. Ceramic tile in all
rooms except bdims. Tiled lanai & large palio. Walk in closet in nmster
bdim. In a neighborhood of newer homes on a quiet street. See more
pitos w 1.find omeflorida.cont MLS#665864 prudentialfmidawci.com
WOODY KING 941.258-0231
NORTH PORT PRICE REDUCTION! NEWI 259,900'
Neow Custom Home with city sewer, city water 3/2/2 formal dining or
office. Huiricane windows, secuaily system, built in bookcases in greol room.
Ceramic file, blerber corpet, solid counlertops wood cabinets in kitchen.
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FRAN TEMPLE 941-423-0211
WATERS EDGE CONDO GROUND FLOOR UNIT $149,900
Two. bedroom, two both, one car carport remodeled, new copet,
open kitchen, breakfast bar, living, dining room, gated community,
recreational facilities, Heritage Oak Park. MLS#661686
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JENNIFER GOVERO 941-204-2224
TWO STORY HOME W/ 3 BDRMS $237,000
Nice Neighborhood 3 bedrooms 2 and a half bnths 2
years old. To view other listings and virtual tours visit
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BOB MARTIN 941-713-2025
NEW! OWNER FINANCING! $224,900
3/2/2 w/ upgrades! Ceramic tile and tray ceilings oversee
this spacious floorplan. Explore this beauty! Visit
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LOIS KOZAK 941-468-2973
WATERFRONT & POOL IN"PT CHARLOTTE $329,900
Like-New 3/2/2 w/ spacious floor plan offering a great pool & lanai
areo along 'w/a dock. BBQ on the extra patio or boat to the harbor.
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ENJOY THE AMENITIES! $124 500
of Jockey Club. 2/2/1 with loanai rea. New flooring, kitchen
cabinets, freshly painted. Move in ready! MLS#660666
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LOIS KOZAK 941-468-2973
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1- 3 $290,000
6389 Maatoro North Port Solthotorfront gulf access, oversized tip
lot on o cul de sac one bridge harbor. Dock, davits, caged
pool, two storage sheds. A view to thiill. City water andr sewer:
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RICHARD KNOPE 941-429-3024
INVESTMENT OR RETREAT! $89,900
(Clean and totally furnished home with carpet and storage building. Good
investment. Room being used as a 'second bedroom has no closet. City
water and sewer. Control Air. MLS#670725 prudentialfloridowi.com
WOODY KING 941-258-0231

VENETIAN GOLF & RIVER CLUB $469,900
,NEW 3 BR/2.5 BA, DEN, LAKE VIEW. VIEW ANYTIME -
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VENETIAN GOLF & RIVER CLUB $375,000
2BR/2BA + DEN. Awesome lake view. MLS#524138
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VENETIAN GOLF & RIVER CLUB $299,500
$299,500. NEW CONSTRUCTION. FURNISHED 3B/2B.
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Handyman or Investor Spedial $189,900
This South Venice home is perfect for buyer with bandyman skills.
Adjacent lot included is fenced aind perfect for boat' or RV storage,
Boot' ramp community with ferry to gulf front beach. Cell to see
anylime. MLS#544885 piudentialfloidowci.com
DAVE HOFFA 941-626-3001
South Venice Charmer with Pool $198,800
You must see this nice 2/2/2 at reduced price. Near beach aed
boot ramp. Large pool with new meclianicols. Exha parking for your
boat or RV. Call to see. Possession at closing. MLS#526441
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Privacy in Jacarando West $176,900
ive in your own uivate park with oaks, fruit hrees and no houses behind
you. Immaculate 2/2/1 with updated kitchen and oversized rooms. Quiet
cude-sac location in desirable neighborhood. HUGE master and three waolk-
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CHARRYL YOUMAN 941-468-5215
SAWGRASS CUSTOM STUNNER $503,000
WiTH BREATHTAKING VIEW. Pcivicy ouoanteed with lake oand gol course views.
Diamond Blate wteoifll pool HUGE kitchen with miles of Corian counters and
trmbled stone island, plus breakfast bar. Decorator upgrdes throughout this
oversized 3/2/2.5 with soming ceilings, MLS#538B20 prudenlialfloidcci.conc
CHARRYL YOUMAN 941-468-5215
Rarely Available Wide Waterfront Condo $194,900
Lake views front and back highlight this immnaculote tissioc Lakes 2 BR, 2 0,
cuqHni'd mtnne n Cemi ciars, lloo c raloIem hlghting, builtin wet bar bullet,
1r .. ........h, furniture, walk-in closets, woslier o d d .-r,.. im..,,, 'nif r
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CHARRYL YOUMAN 941-468-5215
PLANTATION GOLF & CC $225,000
MYRTLE TRACE, 314 PEMBROKE, 2 BR + bonus room/den, 2.5 baths.
Exquisite long views of lake. All white kitchen recently rqinodeled.
Vaulted ceiling in LR. New ile roof. Ready to move into NOW.
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CHERYL TORRES 941-915-9026
OPEN SUN. 11-1 ... 110 BELLINI CT. $429,000
VENETIAN GOLF & RIVER CLUB . pgrades Galore! Nice likeview
lot. Close to 1900 snft, 2BR + den. Spacious, bight, open
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EE PAQUETTE 941-416-1923
OPEN SUN. 1-3, 189 MEDICI TERRACE $589,900
VENETIAN GOLF & RIVER CLUB-UNBELIEVABLE PRICE! HNw 3BR + den
limor, Premiucm pool with wateriall/spa ovldokinrrg T lke. 'e,,,,I, ,i,,k ...
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LEE PAQUETTE 941-416-1923
2/2 WITH A POOL
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STEFANIE JULIAN 941-716-2996
FLORIDA RETREAT IN GULF TO BAY
wwwEnglewoodToday.com $249,900
the pfec otvacation Ihome w ltih united sunsies and walks on the beaode Eno
the sui and sand in this active 55+ (ommnuity Own your oaw piece *. 1.'r
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BETTER THAN NEW $255,000
North Prt Exquisite 2005 home in a desirable ,i.,i.i....i. This
2000 sq. ft. home has many upgrades including lush new bamboo
floating, island counter, wood cabinets, room for a pool and much more!
Pock up the family and move in. MLSi542838 prudentioalordowecicom
RICHARD KORDA 941-544-2201
WATERFRONT $279,000
Perfect time to own -your own Florida Pordise Fully furnished -
Great location and buyers home warrontly. Call today!
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KATHE OWENS 941-735-2332
BEACH LIFE AT IT'S BEST
www.EnglewoodToday.com $625,000
Steps to the bentifl whie scads of M nasoa o Key o enjoy the sunse fom your
ay own home. 1400 SF, 3/2/2 home with open tloor phn, Screwed Lanai,
S.,,. i, ,1 c, .. I Pier available w/voluntany HOA. MLS495081
PHYLLIS ROLLO 941-416-1164
NEW LISTING $149,000
2nd floor courtyard view...This condo is like new and available fully
furnisled with quality furnishings. Shuffleboard, olympic size pool ,
sauna, tennis courts and much more. Call for your tour today!
MLS#551773 pmdengalfloridavci.com
MYRON (INDIANA) JONES 941-223-5204
UNDER lOOK??!
www.KalheOwens.com $59,000
YEP- you can have a nice new home in a gret area AND own the
land! Call now- possible owner financing. MLS#550369
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ATHE OWENS 941-735-2332
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ive inll his pinvte 187 acre wontefront Ihome in the center of town. Be on the
ICW in 10 minutes from you vy aown b oot dok. 3BR .'hi h ,
ow por i. A cmust see praopty. Agiilt/owner MtLS#5OO7 .,, .,i... ..
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2,67 Aaces 4.3-2 w/ 30X22 outbuilding. Greol room w/ doublesided
Birepce. Wiodedlot w/ plenty of room to odd o pool, greenhouse, elt..
Close to beaches, shopping ind hospital. atLS#499602 prudenalioloddo i.comani
JOE THOMPSON 941-539-4178
MANASOTA BEACH GARDENS CONDO
www.EnIlewodToday.com $225,000
nmmaculate, furnished round Tloor end unit within walking distance to
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Gray wolves: education vs. extinction


LARRY ALLAN
FRESH AIR COLUMNIST

As I looked down into a
recessed area about half the
size of a football field, I
watched an adult gray wolf
being licked around the
mouth by three small cubs.
Then it regurgitated food
onto the ground. The cubs
eagerly ate the presented
food. They weren't yet old
enough to digest solid food,
but milk alone wasn't supply-
ing them their needed nutri-
ents. These cubs were pro-
gressing toward solid foods-
and membership in the pack.
The adult I saw providing
food for the cubs, might, or
might not, have been one of
the parents. In wolf packs, all
adults help tend the young-
sters: providing food, protect-
ing them, supervising play.


They're a family.
This was a unique oppor-
tunity for me to observe a
known behavior I hadn't wit-
nessed before. I was thrilled
with this encounter. And I
photographed it as best I
could.
As I watched this wolf fam-
fly go about its daily activities,
I couldn't help but reflect on
the need to preserve these
animals so that others might
benefit from similar encoun-
ters such as mine. Right now,
the administration in Wash-
ington wants to remove fed-
eral protection from wolves in
the Yellowstone Park area,
where the reintroduction of
wolves has improved the
entire ecosystem. For in-
stance, wolves keep grazing
animals from decimating
vegetation by keeping those
grazers moving through the
area.
The removal of federal pro-
tection would definitely lead
to the slaughter of these mag-
nificent canines. We have
only until May 9 to register
our opposition to this change.
To make your voice heard,
click on the NRDC Action
Fund on the Internet. They'll
give you a quick way to reach
Washington's bureaucracy-


and to make a difference for
thewolves.
The Natural Resources
Defense Council points out,
"Removing wolves from the
endangered species list
would put them at the mercy
ofWyoming and Idaho, which
are already plotting to kill off
half their wolves." They con-
tinue, "Wyoming is seeking
federal approval for a plan
that would classify wolves
as 'predators,' which would
allow anyone to shoot a wolf
anywhere at anytime, virtual-
ly ensuring that the wolf pop-
ulation dwindles to the ab-
solute minimum number
allowed by law."
I couldn't help myself.
After watching and pho-
tographing for nearly an hour,
I just had to try to get a howl
out of one of those wolves. I
gave itmy best wolf imitation,
howling, through my hands
up into the sky. I was reward-
ed by responsive howls from
two adults, and from one of
the little cubs, whose tiny,
high-pitched howl joined our
chorus!
There are many people
who care about wolves, and
their preservation. I'm so
pleased to know the wonder-
ful people who volunteer for


PHOTO COURTESY OF LARRY ALLAN
The yellow eyes of this gray wolf followed my every move-cautious, careful, but not threaten-
ing.


the animals at Shy Wolf
Sanctuary Education and
Experience Center in Naples;
at Wolf Park, Battle Ground,
Ind.; and Mission: Wolf, Silver
Cliff, Colo., to name just
three. They're all working
toward education versus
extinction.
Wolves depend on wild-


lands for survival. We've been
continuously taking away
their natural habitat with our
oil and gas exploration, log-
ging, noisy recreational vehi-
cles and increased human
interaction. But in the Yellow-
stone area, wolves have
scored one of America's great-
est environmental successes.


Please help them maintain
their place in our world. But
remember, we only have until
May 9 to be heard. Click
on the Internet now, and
howwwl for the wolves.
Larry Allan is an award-
winning photographer See
his work at preserveourwild
life.org.


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