Title: Venice gondolier sun
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028295/00400
 Material Information
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: August 17, 2007
Copyright Date: 2007
Frequency: semiweekly
regular
 Subjects
Subject: Newspapers -- Venice (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Sarasota County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Sarasota -- Venice
Coordinates: 27.098611 x -82.438889 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 56, no. 7 (April 4-6. 2001)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Issue for April 4-6, 2001 also called April 4, 2001.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00028295
Volume ID: VID00400
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: ltuf - ANK8420
oclc - 47264140
alephbibnum - 002730652
issn - 1536-1063
lccn - 2001229429
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Preceded by: Venice gondolier (Venice, Fla. : 1983)

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Demystifying

TRIM notices

BY STEVEN J. SMITH
STAFF WRITER


If you're a Sarasota County
property owner, chances are
you have just received your
TRIM notice and may be
puzzling over its contents.
' TRIM stands for TRuth In
Millage and is an annual
announcement of proposed
property taxes owed by Sara-
sota County property owners.
The notices went out Mon-
day, according to Sarasota
County Property Appraiser
Jim Todora.

QUESTIONS
For answers to questions
abqut your TRIM notice, call
the Sarasota County
Property Appraiser's office
at (941) 861-8200 or visit
Web site, at www
sarasotaproperty.net.

"It gives you a complete
picture of your property tax
liability," Todora said. "It
shows you what your taxes
were last year and what
your taxes will be this year, if
the proposed budget goes
through."
In addition, the TRIM
notice details what your taxes
would be if there were no
budget changes, along with
your property value in-
cluding its market value,
assessed value, the value of
any exemptions you may

Please see TRIM, 7A

Good morning, Gondolier
Sun subscriber,
HAROLD SHAFFER


Venice City Council
Member John Moore
is asking for more
data on shortening
the airport runway to
allay safety concerns.

BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR

Venice City Council Mem-
ber John Moore announced
this week he's not convinced
that extending runway pro-
tection zones, or "RPZs,"
into residential neighbor-
hoods is a good idea.
He's wants to see more
research, and questioned if
it's safe to leave residences
within RPZs.
An RPZ is a swath of land
beyond each end of a run-
way that, ideally, should be
free of residences, business-
es and people in case an air-
plane overruns the runway.
The Federal Aviation Ad-
ministration urges entities
that run airports to pur-
chase the property within
RPZs where practical, so
they can be cleared. But it's
not required.
Leaving residences with-
in RPZs may be a time-hon-
ored practice, especially


Graphic courtesy of MEA-Hanson
MEA-Hanson's rendering of the proposed runway protection zone (blue) that juts out over a portion of
Golden Beach neighborhood.


around airports where
neighborhoods have built
up around them, but Moore
questioned the practice.
Some residents are hope-
ful Moore's stand will breathe
new life into a host of argu-
ments that challenge the


airport's proposed layout
plan, which some say could
attract more traffic and
development.
It's presumed that one
way to keep jets from pro-
liferating at the airport
and to reduce noise is to


Venice teacher honored as hero

BY CO ERTRUOCY LI NN:'" *


STAFF WRITER

Ed Coyne doesn't think of
himself as a hero. But Coyne,
an eighth-grade social studies
teacher from Venice Middle
School, was recently recog-
nized as one by the Sarasota
County school district.
On Wednesday, Coyne
received one of the district's
five Kaleidoscope awards for
performing cardiopulmonary
resuscitation on fellow
teacher Judy Vint in August
2006.
John Pestana, a behavior
specialist at VMS who helped
Coyne at the time,, said he
wasn't surprised by Coyne's
ability to act when there was
trouble.
"He's that kind of guy,"
Pestana said.
A hero's tale
A couple of weeks into the
school year, Coyne and his
team of teachers, including
Vint, were sitting down for a
meeting. Vint was eating a
snack.
"She just slumped over in
her chair," Coyne said.
Coyne tried to get Vint's
attention but didn't waste too
much time on it when he saw
she wasn't responding.
Coyne thought Vint was
choking and quickly reacted,
placing her on the ground. He
said he was impressed with
his team's ability to not panic
when he told them to call for
help.
Coyne stayed with Vint.
"I know enough to not
leave a person in trouble,"
Coyne said.
When he noticed Vint did-
n't have a pulse, he started
one-man CPR while he wait-
ed for help to arrive.


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shorten runways, al-
though that assumption
has been challenged by
airport experts.
To do so, some area citi-
zens came up with the idea
to change the airport refer-
ence code from a C-II to a B-


II runway with shorter
length.
At its last meeting, the
airport advisory board call-
ed the idea a red herring,
noting that jets can and do
land at B-II runways.
"It's an issue that's still out
there and now it's coming to
city council," Moore said
Tuesday.
"If the plan comes to me,
I don't see any way I can
(support) waivers (to run-
way protection zones) ...
There's no way I can ap-
prove an RPZ that has 24
houses in it," he said, refer-
ring to the Golden Beach
neighborhood at the end of
runway 13.
"Knowing that somebody
could overshoot and kill
people in the neighborhood
that's indefensible,"
Moore said.
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Council Member John
Simmonds, council's liaison
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"Golden Beach has never
been in jeopardy," Sim-
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"The FAA is not going to
put people in jeopardy. If, in
their judgment, the pro-

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Former clinic owner to sue


STAFF REPORT


Sun photo by Courtney Linn
Ed Coyne, a social studies teacher at Venice Middle School, used his life-
saving skills to try to save the life of a fellow teacher when she was in
peril.


Coyne is certified in CPR as
a summer lifeguard for Sara-
sota County and Booker High
School's varsity swim coach.
According to Coyne, one-
man CPR is much more com-
plicated than when there are
people helping. Coyne said
having to perform CPR is not
too common, despite what
people see on TV
When Cecil Elkins and
Pestana, two other VMS staff
members certified in CPR,
arrived to help, Coyne was
able to start two-man CPR,
which can be more effective.
After the paramedics ar-
rived, everyone pitched in,
Coyne said. he remembered
former VMS principal Jack
Turgeon on his knees squeez-
ing a manual resuscitation
bag, while the paramedics
tried to save Vint.
Vint was taken to the hos-


pital, where it was deter-
mined she had had a heart
attack; she was known to
have heart problems. After a
week on life support, her fam-
ily decided to take her off the
machines.
After the fall
Coyne said he sometimes
feels guilty about that day.
"I constantly second-guess
that morning," he said.
"Could the breaths have been
deeper? Could the compres-
sions have been deeper?"
But Coyne said he wouldn't
tave done anything different
if he had to do it again.
While he is upset about
Virit's death, he takes solace
knowing his actions enabled
Vint's family to say goodbye.
'At the very least, we gave

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The doctor who sold the
Venice Walk-In Medical Cen-
ter to a man who falsely
claimed to have a medical
license plans to take legal
action to undo the deal.
Dr. William Lovett released
a statement through attorney
Robert T. Klingbeil Thursday
in which he said Eduardo
Sanchez-Arias portrayed
himself as a family practition-
er seeking to relocate from
Miami.
Lovett sold the clinic, 333
South Tamiami Trail, to San-
chez-Arias in April. Tuesday,
Sanchez-Arias was led out of
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medicine without-a license.
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investigation.
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VPD Lt. Tom McNulty, a num-
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complained about Sanchez-
Arias.


McNulty said he could not
be more specific about the
nature of the complaints be-
cause the investigation is
continuing. Klingbeil declin-
ed to answer questions on
behalf of Lovett for the same
reason.
In his statement Lovett
said he plans to pursue legal
action to rescind the sale to
Sanchez-Arias and 'will con-
tinue to practice at the clinic.
The Florida Department of
Health Web site shows no
licensed medical professional
by the name of Eduardo
Sanchez-Arias in the state,
and no license,application is
on file, according to the VPD.
An Eduardo H. Sanchez
with a Nokomis home ad-
dress and offices in South
Venice and North Port has an
active, clear license, accord-
ing to the Web site. He gradu-
ated from medical school in
1962.
Lovett's statement
As has been reported, Dr.
William Lovett sold the Venice
Walk-In Medical Center to
Eduardo Sanchez-Arias in
April of this year. During
negotiations leading up to the
sale, Sanchez-Arias held him-
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Obedience club seeks new home


BY STEVEN J. SMITH
STAFF WRITER


Exercising its right to emi-
nent domain, Sarasota County
has offered the Sarasota
Obedience Training Club
$605,000 to build a new shop-
ping complex around its site at
1700 North Cattlemen Road.
"Neither the attorney, nor
the committee nor the club
feels that is enough money to
provide a replacement build-


ing and facilities for the club,"
said Nancy Murphy, public
information officer for the
club.
She said its present 4-acre
property includes an air-con-
ditioned 4,200-square-foot
building, a sprinkler system
on the grounds, lighted agility
fields and good drainage.
Members of the 40-year-
old club located on North
Cattlemen Road since the
early 1980s formed a com-


mittee to look for a new site,
research costs for a new
building, hire a commercial
Realtor to assist in the search
and retain an attorney.
"We also have a fundrais-
ing group, because we're pret-
ty much aware this is going to
be a costly thing to do,"
Murphy said.
"Thus far, we have found
nothing in Sarasota within a
five-mile radius and with
the appropriate zoning -


anywhere near the price
range of $605,000," Murphy
added. '
The club expanded that
radius after hearing of a
building north of Sarasota in
the $900,000 range.
"Still, we're pretty far apart
(from the county on price),"
Murphy said. "And we don't
even know if that building is
going to be adequate."
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City seeks

grant for

new park

BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR

' They've already got the
next Venice park named -
Ruscelletto Park, an Italian
word meaning "little stream"
- along U.S. 41 Bypass at
Hatchett Creek Bridge.
But it's just another
stormwater pond project be-
tween the county and city -
unless the city receives a
$200,000 grant to transform it
into a park for the public to
enjoy.
City administrators re-
ceived the go-ahead Tuesday
to apply for the grant from
Florida Recreation Develop-
ment Assistance Program.
The city would use the
funds to put in a parking lot,
walking trail, landscaping,
educational signs, a picnic
shelter and benches, accord-
ing to city spokeswoman Pam
Johnson.
The city already con-
tributed $1.25 million toward
the cost of completing the
stormwater retention pond,
which would meander
beneath two large oak trees
on 1.2 acres next to Hatchett
Creek.
A county grant from its
reinvestment program will
reimburse the city for the
$1.25 million.
It's not clear yet if
stormwater drainage will cul-
minate in a "wet pond" with
water year round, or a "dry
pond" that fills up only when
it rains, Johnson said.
Total cost for the project is
estimated between $2.2 mil-
lion and $2.8 million, accord-
ing to City Manager Marty
Black.
Building the stormwater
retention pond fixes a major
problem for the city.

yORTHOUGHTS?
The public Is invited to
comment on the proposed
plans for Ruscelletto Park,
to be developed at 115
North U.S. 41 Bypass, dur-
ing a workshop Thursday,
Aug. 23, 9-11 am., in the
community hall at Venice
City Hall, 401 W. Venice
Ave. For information, call
486-2626, Ext. 2331.



By purchasing the proper-
ty, it gets itself off the county's
list of properties that routine-
ly flood, said Black.
That helps maintain the
city's discount rate on insur-
ance.
The city approved the pur-
chase of 115 North U.S. 41
Bypass on Nov. 28.
City leaders then included
the property in the Envision
Venice 2007 Comprehensive
Plan Capital Improvement
Program as Ruscelletto Park.
As part of the grant appli-
cation, the Department of
Environmental Protection
requires the city to adopt a
resolution committing city
funds within its capital
improvement program for
development of the park.
ggiles@venicegondolier.com


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City backs performing arts center


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR

City leaders finally have all
their ducks in a row in favor of
a performing arts center.
On Aug. 14,o they adopted a
resolution in favor of partner-
ing with Sarasota County
School District to build one
on the Venice High campus.
The project depends on
whether the county secures
funding for the rebuild.
The school board often
looks upon this kind of
"school amenity project"
more favorably when it's
backed by a significant finan-
cial contribution from a part-
nering community.
Council ensured that weeks
ago when it adopted a list of
projects that would be paid for
by the city's share of 1-cent
sales-tax proceeds.
It earmarked $7 million
toward a performing arts cen-
ter on Venice High School
grounds.
Assuming county residents
approve extending the penny
tax, which expires in 2009, the
city wouldn't begin collecting
for the center until 2010.
A referendum to continue
the penny tax hasn't been
scheduled by the county for a
vote yet. The Sarasota County
Commission is debating
whether to put it on the No-
vember ballot.
More ducks
If approved, the tax is
' renewed and the school dis- .
trict could tap into the esti-
mated $16 million it would
bring in (one quarter of the
penny tax revenue) annually
over the next 15 years to help
pay for the project. It's one
possible source of funds.
It already earmarked
roughly $60 million in future
funds toward the Venice High
rebuild through its capital


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Candidate packets
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Packets for candidates for
Venice mayor and city council
are available now at the city
clerk's office at Venice City
Hall, 401 W Venice Ave.
Candidates must be regis-
tered to vote in the city for 12
consecutive months prior to
the qualifying date.
To receive a packet, candi-
dates must make an appoint-
ment for a one-hour, meeting
before the qualifying date to
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ments, between 8 a.m. and 4
p.m., Monday through Friday,
by calling 486-2626, Ext. 2010.
The qualifying period is
froni 8 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4,
until noon, Friday, Sept. 7.
-The election takes place on
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Leave utility.
markers alone
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marking underground utility
lines placed in the ground to
prevent digging or disturbing
existing pipes and wires.
The locations of the utilities
are marked with small flags or
paint in the public right of way
or easement where the utilities
are located. Some of the utility
easements appear to be on
private property.
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no digging should take place
within 2 feet of these utility
location markers. It is unlaw-
ful to remove these markers.
Once the work is completed
in the area, the contractors
will remove the flags.
The flags or paint are color
coded to show what type of
utility is buried in the area.
Green: sewer lines
Purple: reuse or reclaimed
irrigation water pipes
Blue: potable water pipes
Orange: communications ca-
bles or conduit
Yellow: gas, oil or petroleum
Red: electric lines, cable or


conduit
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ings
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site


budget.
Those funds are not set in
stone, but could be collected
beginning in 2011.
As a way to jump start a
couple of expensive high
school rebuilds in the county,


the Sarasota County School
Board is considering borrow-
ing funds.
The board will make that
decision in the next month. A
public hearing is scheduled
for Sept. 11 on the school dis-


trict budget.
Meanwhile, Venice Mayor
Fred Hammett has been col-
laborating with other entities
pursuing a performing arts
center.
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intense red tide blooms in
recent years. Development
interests and some scientists
say the link is sketchy.
'Probably'
In its report, the institute
says scientific evidence is still
lacking to draw concrete con-
clusions.
Coastal pollution does not
cause red tide, the report says.
Red tide algae which has
the scientific name Karenia
brevis exists naturally
worldwide and has been
sighted in the Gulf for many
years.
But to the question of
whether manmade pollution
makes red tide worse, the
report answers, "Probably."
The report says, "most sci-
entists agree red tide blooms
initiate offshore before being
transported inshore by wind
and ocean currents."
Near the shoreline, the
report states, scientists "ac-
knowledge that runoff can
play a role in intensifying or
prolonging a bloom."
It continues: "Assessing the
relative importance of terres-
trial nutrient sources, includ-
ing coastal pollution, remains
a top research priority."
And overall, the institute
says, "Scientific uncertainty
regarding the potential link-
ages between coastal pollu-
tion and Florida red tide
should not detract from pro-
gressing with agendas that
address both.
"Florida needs to reduce
coastal pollution for reasons
other than red tide. And it
needs to deploy a compre-
hensive management strate-
gy for combating red tides
that goes beyond reducing
nutrient loads."
High concentrations of red
tide cause huge fish kills. Mist
from redn tide along the
beaches also is a major irri-
tant that drives people from
the beaches.
Suggestions
The report also zeros in on
the state1 Department of
Environmental Protection's
current overhaul of water pol-
lution standards as as a way to
slow what is essentially man-
made fertilization of the algal
bloom.
New regulations, it says,
"have as great a likelihood of
reducing nutrient loads and
improving water quality in
Florida as would new laws
enacted as a direct response
to red tides."
It continues: "Supple-
mental ordinances from local
governments may improve
local conditions, but Florida's
future water quality will large-
ly be determined by rigorous
enforcement of permitting
requirements, as well as the
new standards being devel-
oped."
The Marine Policy Institute
also recommends "redesign-
ing, refunding and reconven-
ing the Florida Harmful Algal
Bloom Task Force," as well as
creating a process for outside
review of the program to
assess its effectiveness.
The task force was estab-
lished in 1997 and was autho-
rized by the Legislature in
1999 "to provide a handful of
governance and oversight
functions," the report says.
It has been inactive in
recent years, however.
In its conclusion, the
report says, "it will be very dif-
ficult to prevent" red tides,
but suggests actions to deal
with the problem:
Reduce pollution.
Continue studies of meth-
ods to control red tide.
Explore new technologies
that might control red tide.
Improve scientists' ability
to predict, monitor and track
red tide blooms.
Fund and improve the
oversight of research and
management of red tide.
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MCC Board elects officers, approves long range plan


FROM MANATEE
COMMUNITY COLLEGE

In its annual organization-
al meeting held Aug. 15, the
Manatee Community College
Board of Trustees elected
Venice resident Steve Harner
the board chair and former
U.S. Rep. Dan
Miller of Bra-
denton the
vice chair.
Both were f
appointed to "=
the board by .
former Gov..
Jeb Bush in
July 2005.
Along withHarer
wife Janis
Payne, Harn-
er owns and
operates the
Crow's Nest
Marina Rest-
aurant. Harn-
er also serves
on The Foun-
dation for
MCC board .
and was itsMiller
president
from 2002 to
2004. Other boards on which
Harner has served include the
Untied Way and The Venice
Foundation. The recipient of
several community service
awards, he was inducted into
the Sarasota County Video.
Archives Hall of Fame in 2003.
Miller, U.S. representative
from the 13th District, left the
U.S. Congress in 2002 after
serving 10 years, a self-im-
posed term limit.
A successful business en-
trepreneur and teacher, he
was a resident fellow at Har-
vard University in 2003. He
served as a trustee for Man-
atee Memorial Hospital for
four years.


Trustees approved a 2007-
10 strategic plan presented by
Dr. Thomas Cleary, vice presi-
dent of planning and institu-
tional effectiveness.
The Strategic Plan identi-
fies 12 issues and four priori-
ties and emphasizes student
success and student reten-
tion.
Strategic Issues
Competition (with public
and private colleges)
Inflation (housing, utili-
ties, insurance, books, gas)
Public Education Capital
Outlay (PECO) funding (state
funding expected to drop)
Distance learning
Critical job shortages
Excess hours legislation
(proposed legislation would
increase tuition for students
taking more than 72 credit
hours) *
Funding (unfunded
enrollment growth)
Student retention
Advising
Demographics (number
of high school graduates in
area expected to rise next year
but to decline for the next
four years)
Program mix (77 percent
of MCC students in advanced
and professional programs)
Technology (consider
expanding distance learning
program to offer online
degrees)
Priorities
Student learning and
development: Provide excel-
lence in education and sup-
port services to promote stu-
dent success
Technology and commu-
nication: Use technology to
promote student success, fac-
ulty and staff development
and operations excellence


Finances, fundraising
and facilities: Maximize and
manage fiscal and capital
resources
Human resources: Re-
cruit, develop and retain an
exemplary faculty and staff to
preserve MCC's reputation
for educational excellence


A projected $16.8
million will be
requested for new
construction ...


Capital ideas
A five-year capital im-
provement program request
was approved by trustees to
pave the way for seeking state
PECO funding for renova-
tions, remodeling and new
construction. The plan seeks
almost $50 million from
2009-2013.
,A projected $16.8 million
will be requested for new
construction including a sci-
ence and nursing class-
room/laboratory at MCC
Venice. The estimated $8.9
million project is anticipated
to begin, if funding is avail-
able, in 2010.
Another new construction
project included in the $16.8
million request is for a class-
room/laboratory building
that will be the second build-
ing at MCC Lakewood Ranch.
The Legislature has approved
$920,000 for planning, and a
request is pending for a dona-
tion of five acres from Schroe-
der-Manatee Ranch, which
donated the original five


acres of land for the existing
Center for Information and
Technology.
Proposed remodeling pro-
jects expected to cost $18 mil-
lion include the Library at
MCC Bradenton where re-
modeling is scheduled to
begin in the 2008-09 fiscal
year. The Gym and Tech-
nology buildings at MCC Bra-
denton'and the Library and
Student Services buildings at
MCC Venice are slated for
remodeling later in the five-
year schedule.
MCC's plan foresees the
need for $14.4 million for ren-
ovations to infrastructure,
building and site upgrades
that include replacing roofs,
air-conditioning system up-
grades and storm water
drainage systems at MCC
Bradenton and MCC Venice.
Double whammy
The expected impact of
state revenue shortfalls on the
community college system
was reported by MCC Pres-
ident Dr. Sarah Pappas from a
recent meeting of the com-
munity college system's
Council of Presidents with
Florida Senate staff members
and Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp.
Kottkamp acknowledged
that community colleges,
which receive funding from
the state based on the previ-
ous year's enrollment, experi-
ence a "double whammy"
when state funding is cut.
Although MCC's above-
average enrollment growth
will somewhat ease the im-
pact of immediate anticipat-
ed cuts, long-term unfunded
growth cannot be sustained,
Pappas said.
Gov. Charlie Crist is ex-
pected to order cuts of 4 to 10
percent in state agencies'


budgets. Although communi-
ty colleges are not considered
state agencies, a significant
portion of colleges' funds is
from state revenues.
A three-week special leg-
islative session, to begin Sept.
18, is expected to provide
more definitive answers about
what cuts will be required.
Students surveyed
Results of recent student
surveys, reported Pappas, re-
flect that student satisfaction
with the MCC experience is at
an all-time high point.
In the 2007 survey, graduat-
ing students rated MCC above
90 percent in 18 of 21 cate-
..gories, and 97.2 percent of
respondents said they would
recommend MCC to others.
The Noel-Levitz survey
compared MCC students' sat-
isfaction ratings with national
results and showed that MCC
consistently rates above the
national average. The highest
satisfaction rating for MCC
students was in a component
that stated that they are "able
to experience intellectual
growth here."
Giving
The Foundation for MCC
Inc., the College's private
fundraising arm, 10-month


report for the period ending
July 31 was presented by Peg
Lowery, Foundation execu-
tive director. The report an-
nounced a new endowment
established by former MCC
Board of Trustees Chair
Francis "Rip" DuPont and his
wife, Linda; and an all-time
participation record by MCC
employees.
A total endowment portfo-
lio of $45.8 million is still shy
of the goal of $50 million by
fiscal year end of September.
The $50 million goal was
established in recognition of
the college's 50th anniversary.
One of several endow-
ments thus far includes a
$50,000 equipment fund en-
dowed by former Board of
Trustees Chair Francis I. "Rip"
duPont and his wife, Linda. A
state matching fund program
will increase the duPonts' gift'
to $83,000.
An all-time record was set
in the Foundation's employee
fundraising campaign this
year. Seventy-nine percent of
MCC employees contributed
$53,501, compared to 6 per-
cent of employees who par-
ticipated six years ago.
The next meeting of the
Board of Trustees will be held
Sept. 19 at MCC Lakewood
Ranch.


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$1389-$1699 $899-$989 $799-$889
$1679-$1829 $1069-$1089 $969
$1699-$1849 $1099 $999
$2329-$2709 $1449-$1569 $1349-$1469


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Full 2-pc. set $3689
Queen 2-pc. set $3699
King 3-pc. set $5059


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$1999
$2499


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PRICES IN EFFECT AUGUST 17-18, 2007, EXCEPT AS NOTED. Orig./Now and Special Purchase items will remain at advertised prices after event and are available while supplies last. Sales apply to selected items only. Everyday Values are excluded from "sales" and coupons/Macy's
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Reg.
. $659
$829
$849
$1389


Sale
$379
$489
$499
$799


Twin 2-pc. set
Full 2-pc. set
Queen 2-pc. set
King 3-pc. set


Reg.
$1029-$1079
$1189-$1359
$1199-$1369
$1709-$1849


Home sale
$499-$649
$689
$699
$899-$1099


final cost
$399-$549
$589
$599
$799-$999


Twin 2-pc. set
Full 2-pc. set
Queen 2-pc. set
King 3-pc. set


Reg.
$1539
$1679
$1699
$2479


Home sale
$899
$979
$989
$1439


final cost
$709
$789
$799
$1249


Twin 2-pc. set
Full 2-pc. set
Queen 2-pc. set
King 3-pc. set


$1789
$1799
$2299


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workplace pettiness seemed are given to district employ- Welcome Back ceremony for certified in CPR. was supposed to do. They
HERO from Page 1A to vanish after Vint's death. ees each year, representing teachers and staff. Coyne was humble about gave me an award for some-
her family an opportunity to "We appreciated each people, service, quality, re- VMS Principal Karin the honor. thing I would do for any-
her family an opportunity to other a lot more," Coyne said. sources and safety. Coyne Schmidt said she was proud "I understand why they body."
touch her when she was still received the safety award and of Coyne for receiving the gave me the award," Coyne
alive," Coyne said. Kaleidoscope a standing ovation from his award and recognizes the said, "but as a hero? That's
Coyne said day-to-day Five Kaleidoscope awards peers and colleagues at the need to have more teachers hard to believe. I did what I clinn@venicegondolier.com



TRIM from Page 1 A
have and ultimately the tax- to last year." "Take a close look at that, www.sarasotaproperty.net. owners have their assessed value. That's causing your tax-
able value for both last year Down and up especially the area of exemp- Todora noticed a unique value increase limited at 3 able value to increase."
and this year. tions," he said. "If you believe wrinkle in this year's TRIM percent or the change in Todora said it's important
Todora said the most im- Odds are you'll see a slight you were entitled to an ex- notices. the Consumer Price Index to remember your taxable
portant column is "the bot- reduction in your property emption and it doesn't show "Many of the market val- whichever is less, he said. value is still much lower than
tom line column," showing tax this year, Todora said. up on that TRIM notice, you ues have dropped," Todora "This year, your assessed it would be if you didn't have
what your taxes will be if pro- "This is attributed in large should contact our office said. "However, (property value will increase by 2 1/2 the benefit of the homestead
posed budget changes are part to the mandatory roll- right away." owners are) seeing their tax- percent, as long as it doesn't exemption.
made. back the Legislature adopted That number is (941) 861- able value increase. And exceed the property's current "All you have to do is com-
"You can see a line-item for cities, counties and most 8200. Be prepared to wait. they're wondering, how can market value," Todora said. pare that taxable value to the
breakdown from each of the of the special districts," Due to the high volume of my market value decrease "So increasing it by 2 1/2 per- market value column and you
districts levying a tax," Todora Todora said, adding school calls, you could be on hold for while my taxable value goes cent even considering the can see that for yourself right
said. "But at the bottom of taxes will probably be higher, a while as much as 10 min- up? change in market conditions away," Todora said.
that column is the total prop- Todora said another im- utes or so. You can also leave a That is attributed to the we've had in market values
erty tax. So you can look at portant number on the TRIM voice message or contact Save Our Homes law, under coming down is still well
that and make a comparison notice is your property value, them via their Web site at which homesteaded property below that current market ssmith@sun-herald.com


AIRPORT from Page 1A
posed RPZ would not take FAA clarifications aircraft," a C-II aircraft ... the "Knowing that some- and surrounding area, Chap- cil members with additional
care of Golden Beach, then Airport Advisory Board ARC of runway 13/31 would body could overshoot man said it was too early to correspondence from FAA that
they wouldn't do it." Member John Yurosko, a pi- (still) have been C-II," Chap- speculate on what impact the he says makes it clear the FAA
On the issue of shortening lot, chastised staff for not pro- man wrote. and kill people in the proposal may have on the isn't about to allow the city to
the runways to make room viding the advisory board and Chapman did confirm the neighborhood... environment, and whether shorten its runways, orevento
for the expanded RPZs, Sim- city council with recent FAA airport's 2000 layout plan any significant impacts would close down the airport.
monds said it'was bad idea. correspondence to Venice showed RPZs were incorrect- that's indefensible." be evaluated. Yurosko, a member of the
"I think they (FAA) will resident Michael Rafferty. ly drawn more in line with Council Member He did assure Rafferty that Aircraft Owners and Pilots
come down on us like a ton of Rafferty has been active in a B-II runway. But that has no rehabilitation of the airport's Association, distributed an
:bricks if we try to shorten the promoting the B-II designa- bearing on its correct ARC John Moore on the main runway does not re- AOPA article from 2002 when
runway," Simmonds said. tion and shorter runways. designation. proposed airport lay- quire RPZs to be addressed, the FAA told the city of St.
A handful of people show- A letter dated July 18 to He expects the new draw- Chapman's response would Petersburg that "it must keep
ed up to lend their support for Rafferty at a Massachusetts ings will be correctly submit- out plan. have been welcomed sooner, Albert Whitted Airport open."
the airport master plan address from FAA Southern ted. saidYurosko. Like the Venice airport, Al-
update at city council's meet- Region Airports Division Man- "The FAA is saying just bert Whitted is located on
ing Aug. 14. ager Rusty Chapman address- RPZs and acquisition of RPZ land to the what we have been saying all prime waterfront property
"Don't be swayed by the ill ed some of the same ques- neighborhoods extent practicable, it can be along," he said. that the city wanted to rede-
informed," said Paul Cellecz, tions Moore and others rais- Chapman reaffirmed the difficult and impracticable for "It seems to me that had velop into a park and mixed
a retired airline pilot who ed. FAA position that "there is no an airport owner to acquire we had this letter in hand, it housing. The FAA said the city
served on the safety commit- Ih the letter, Chapman requirement to have clear the full RPZ, especially in would have provided consid- couldn't do that.
tee of the American Aviation confirmed Venice Municipal RPZs (free of homes)." communities with rapid erable weight to moving a "It's information that, if
Society. "Stay the course." Airport has always been a C-II "The RPZ land use stan- growth, and it is not unusual process along that has be- made public (earlier), would
"Don't let the smokescreen airport. dards are only recommenda- to have development in these come mired in confusion and have shown that the master
of the.naysayers distract you," "Had the use of ARC desig- tions for that portion of the zones," Chapman wrote. misinformation." plan update was correctly
saidVenice businessman Don nations been in place (in RPZ not controlled by the air- Regarding reconstruction researched and prepared,"
Hay. 1987) ... when the Gulfstream port owner. of runway 4/22 and its impact Close it down Yurosko said.
III was shown as the "design "Although FAA encourages on the Lake Venice Golf Club Yurosko provided city coun- ggiles@venicegondolier.com


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2007, EXCEPT AS NOTED. Items shown are part of our Home Sale, already in progress, and are available at these or other sale prices through August 26, 2007. For phone orders, allow 4 weeks for shipping of in-store bonusess. One bonus per customer, per offer, while
supplies last. All returned merchandise must Include the bonus item(s). Extra savings are taken off already-reduced sale prices. "Final Cost" shows price after extra savings, and does not include any coupons/Macy's Card discount. Orig./Now and Special Purchase items will remain
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WWW.VENICEGONDOLIER.COM FRIDAY, AUG. 17, 2007


Budget a hurdle to Legacy Trail


The Carlton team


Funding for trestles over Dona and Roberts

bays cut.


BY GERALD A. ROGOVIN
CORRESPONDENT


With budget considera-
tions posing probable delays,
Sarasota County's Legacy
Trail planning team has been
looking for temporary fixes to
complete work on the 10.6-
mile-long rail corridor by
some time in 2008.
Design work for the trail
has been funded, according
to Mary Ellen Maurer, project
manager. But the estimated
$5 million required to build
two large trestles over Dona
and Roberts bays has been
cut. They would link the
Venice and Sarasota portions.
It may remain unfunded
until state-mandated reduc-
tions in county property taxes
are no longer required.
Asphalt paving of 4.5 miles


of the trail north of Laurel
Road to East Bay Street was
begun in June, and is expect-
ed to be completed by March
2008.
To get around the delay in
building the two large trestles,
county staffers came up with
a detour proposal: Put down a
surface where the trail inter-
sects with Laurel Road, then
east to Albee Farm Road,
south to the Bird Bay shop-
ping center on U.S. 41, then
northwest back to the corri-
dor.
But the Friends of Legacy
Trail, strong proponents of
the project from the outset,
opposed that suggestion.
"That will place bikers,
walkers, everyone, in the mid-
dle of traffic," said Mike Gip-
pert of Venice, its president.
"It won't be as much fun, and


it may be unsafe, especially
for pedestrians."
County Commissioner Jon
Thaxton suggested consider-
ation of using heavy timbers
in building the trestles to
reduce costs. Concrete-and-
steel structures were planned
originally. But Maurer objects
to that.
"The life span of the con-
crete-and-steel is an estimat-
ed 50 years," she said. "For the
timbers, it is less than half
that."
Maurer anticipates that
permitting will continue
through 2007. While there is
no budget for construction
currently, further discussion
is scheduled next month on
how to deal with the situa-
tion.
"We're very hopeful that
we can use the trail ASAP,"
Gippert said. "Those trestles
are so important. That was
one thing so appealing about
the design.


PHOTO COURTESY OF JERRY WOELFEL

Outgoing State Sen. Lisa Carlton, R-Osprey, left, was honored recently at the Tiger Bay Club for
her service to District 24. Shown with Carlton are her mother, Barbara, and staff members Linda
Mineer and Linda Spivey, who worked for her during her entire tenure in the Senate.


LEGAL NOTICES


NOTICE OF ACTION

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT, IN AND FOR SARASOTA
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No: 2007-CA-4367-SC
Division:
IN RE:
BERNICE V. RIZER, Individually
and as Trustee of the Trust
Agreement dated June 4,
2001, Plaintiff
and
DENNIS RIZER and the ESTATE
OF GAIL ANN RIZER,
Defendants


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The date of the first publication
of this notice Is August 10,
2007.
Personal Representative:
Sally G. Mooney
24821 Largo Dr
Laguna Hills, CA 82653

W. GRADY HUIE, ESQUIRE
143 East Miami Avenue
Venice, FL 34285
(941) 488-8551
FL Bar No. 192724
Attorney for Personal
Representative
PUBUSH: August 10, 17, 2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION 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
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is August 17, 2007.

Personal Representative:
Evelyn Steves
638 Bird Bay Drive East
Apt. 108
rf- ida^'j. 14jIMac


TO: h Dennis Rizer and IN RE: ESTATE OF e i e Frlda
the Estate of Gail Ann Rizer BETTY RADCLIFFE TOWNLEY, Attorney for
(address unknown) a/k/a BETTY JOAN TOWNLEY, Personal Representative:
You are hereby notified that a Cor- Deceased, Dennis J. Tracy. Esq.
laint was filed in Sarasota County, File No. 2007-CP-005807-NC AtFlorneyida Bafor EvelyNo. 176558t ves
Florida on April File No -CP-005807-NC FloridaBar No. 176558
BERNICEda on ARIZERpril 19, 0ndiv07 duay Division: Probate Dulmer & Tracy, Chartered
BERa nd as Trustee of the Trust ally 229 Pensacola Road
and as Trustee of the Trust NOTICE TO CREDITORS Venice, Florida 34285
Agreement dated June 4, 2001 The administration of the estate of Telephone: (941)-485-7761
S ovur -ner lefes BETTY RADCLIFFE TOWNLEY, PUBLISH Augu--lt 17.24.20D37
x,) to il. v., r nlti-, ole,', .nj, a.k.-a BETTY JOAN TOWNEY,
ney,' Whose naT,, ic,-, as.ress. s' na:.,, whose date of d ith
W. Grady Hule, 143 East Miami July 22, 2007'ib ending in
Avenue, Venice, Florida 34285 the Circuit Coprt for Sarasota IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
and file the original with the clerk of County Florida, Probate Division, SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA
the above-styled court on or before the address of which is P.O. Box PROBATE DIVISION
September 3, 2007; otherwise a 3079, Sarasota, FL 34230-
default judgment may be entered 3079. The names and addresses IN RE: ESTATE OF
against you for the relief demanded of the personal representative and DARLENE D. GRIMES,
in the petition, the' personal representative's attor- Deceased.
ney are set forth below.
Dated this 25th day' of July, All creditors of the decedent and File No. 2007-CP-9140-SC
2007. other persons, having claims or NOTICE TO CREDITORS
By: Colin Overholth demands against decedent's estate The antron estte of
Deputy Clerk on whom a copy of this notice is DRLENE GRIMtration of th e estate ofd
required to be served must file their FileNumber 2007-CP-2297e
KAREN E. RUSHING claims with this Court WITHIN THE SC, is pendingin the Circuit Court
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS for SARASOTA County, Florida,
AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST Probate Division; the address of
PUBLISH: PUBUCATION OF THIS NOTICE which is Sarasota County Court-
Venice Gondolier Sun OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE house, Probate Division, P.O. Box
August 3, 2007 OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF 3079, Sarasota, FL 34230-
August 10, 2007 THIS NOTICE ON THEM. 3079. The names and addresses
August 17, 2007 All other creditors of the decedent of the Personal Representative and
August 24, 2007 and other persons having claims or the Personal Representative's attor-
demands against the decedent's ney are set forth below.
estate must file their claims with All creditors of the decedent and
NOTICE OF AUCTION this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS other persons having claims or
NOIC FAUCIN AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST demands against decedent's
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. estate, including unmatured, con-
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN tingent or unliquidated claims, on
Johnson's Towing of Venice THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH whom a copy of this notice is
gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE served must file their claims with
and intent to sell these vehicles on FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
09/12/2007, 09:00 a.m. at BE FOREVER BARRED. 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
604 Tamiami Trail N, Nokomis, NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
FL 34275-2137, pursuant to sub- PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
section 713.78 of the Florida ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
statutes. Johnson's Towing of YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
Venice reserves the right to DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH THEM.
accept or reject any and/or all IS BARRED. All other creditors of the decedent
bids. THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI- and other persons having claims or
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS demands against decedent's
- 1992 FORD AUGUST 17, 24, 2007. estate, including unmatured, con-
1FDEE14H9NHA89018 tingent or unliquidated claims, must
- 2003 FORD Personal Representative: file their claims with this court
1FTSX30P43EC52845 MERLE L. GRASER WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
- 1997 CHEVROLET c/o 240 S. Nokomis Avenue DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
2G1WL52MXV1123520 Suite 200 TION OF THIS NOTICE.
- 2004 HOMEMADE Venice, FL 34285 ALL, CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
NOVIN0200417641 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
Attorneys for Personal THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICA-
AUGUST 17, 2007 tresfor Personal TION OF THIS NOTICE IS
AT120Reeeative AUGUST 17, 24, 2007.
P .I. l+~d+


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIR-
CNIIT IN ANn D F RSAArSOTA


C. e eyI oru r idge
Bechtold & Corbridge, P.A.
240 Nokomis Ave South
Suite 200
Venice, FL 34285
Telephone: (941)-488-7751


Personal Representative:
COLLEEN F. LUCAS
18729 Beatrice St.
Clinton Township, MI 48036


COUNI FL A I Florida BarNo.U 0325066 Attorney for Personal
COUNTY, FLORIDA PUBLISH: AUGUST 17, 24; Representative:
PROBATE DIVISION 2007 JERREL E. TOWERY

IN RE: Estate of JERREL E. TOWERY, P. A.
ARNO W. KLEINKE, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR Fla. Bar #267351
Deceased. SARASOTA COUNTY, 304 W. Venice Ave #220
FLORIDA Venice, FL 34285
File No: 2007-CP-8721-SC PROBATE DIVISION Phone: (941) 485-3391
PUBLISH: AUGUST 17, 24, 2007
NOTICETO CREDITORS IN RE: ESTATE OF IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
The administration of the estate of FLORENCE R. CREADY, THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIR-
ARNO W. KLEINKE, deceased, Deceased. CUIT IN AND FOR SARASOTA
File Number 2007-CP-8721- COUNTY FLORIDA
SC, is pendingin the Circuit Court File No: 2007-CP-9102-SC PROBATE DIVISION
for SARASOTA County, Florida, Probate Division
Probate Division, the address of IN RE: Estate of
which is 4000 South Tamiami NOTICE TO CREDITORS JEAN I. TWOREK,
Trail, Venice FL 34293. The The administration of the estate of Deceased.
names and addresses of the Per- FLORENCE R. CREADY,
sonal Representative and the Per- deceased, whose date of death File No: 2007-CP-8799-SC
sonal Representative's attorney are was July 3, 2007, is pending in
set forth below, the Circuit Court for Sarasota NOTICE TO CREDITORS
All creditors of the decedent and County, Florida, Probate Division, The administration of the estate of
other persons having claims or the address of which is P.O. Box JEAN I. TWOREK, deceased, File
demands against decedent's 3079, Sarasota, Florida 34230- Number 2007-CP-8799-SC, is
estate, including unmatured, con- 3079. The names and addresses pending in the Circuit Court for
tingent or unliquidated claims, on of the personal representative and SARASOTA County, Florida, Pro-
whom a copy of this notice is the personal representative's attor- bate Division, the address of which
served, must file their claims with ney are set forth below, is 4000 South Tamiami Trail,
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF All creditors of the decedent and Venice FL 34293. The names
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE other persons having claims or and addresses of the Personal Rep-
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- demands against decedent's estate resentative and the Personal Repre-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 on whom a copy of this notice is sentative's attorney are set forth
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER- required to be served must file their below.
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS claims with this court WITHIN THE All creditors of the decedent and
NOTICE ON THEM. LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER other persons having claims or
All other creditors of the decedent THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLI- demands against decedent's
and persons having claims or CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 estate, including unmatured, con-
demands against the decedent's DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER- tingent or unliquidated claims, on
estate must file their claims with VICE OF A COPY OF THIS whom a copy of this notice is
this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS NOTICE ON THEM. served, must file their claims with
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST All other creditors of the decedent this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. and other persons having claims or THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO demands against decedent's estate DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
FILED WILL BE FOREVER must file their claims with this court TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
BARRED. DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-


NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO CREDITORS

VICE OF A COPY OF THIS IN'THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
NOTICE ON THEM. SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA
All other creditors of the decedent PROBATE DIVISION
and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's File No: 2007-CP-009151-NC
estate must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS IN RE: ESTATE OF
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST CHESTER W. JOHNSON
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. a/k/a CHET JOHNSON,
ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO Deceased.
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED. NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The date of the first publication The administration of the estate of
of this notice is August 10, CHESTER W. JOHNSON, a/k/a
2007. CHET JOHNSON, deceased,
whose date of death was July 6,
Personal Representative: 2007, File No. 2007-CP-
Cynthia Steele 009151-NC, is pending in the Cir-
8937 Phyliss Avenue cuit Court for Sarasota County,
Sarasota, FL 34231 Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Post Office
W. GRADY HUIE, ESQUIRE Box 3079, Sarasota, Florida
143 East Miami Avenue 34230. The names and address-
Venice, FL 34285 es of the personal representative
(941) 488-8551 and the personal representative's
FL Bar No. 192724 attorney are set forth below.


Attorney for Personal
Representative
PUBLISH: August 10, 17, 2007


All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice is
required to be served, must file
",... I]i,,T,: .1,11IiI1". i1 url W ITH IN
THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS
AFTER'THE-DATE OF'THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. WILL


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

IN RE: Estate of
HOWARD TAMMEUS,
Deceased.
File No: 2007-CP-4670-SC
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
HOWARD TAMMEUS, deceased,
File Number 2007-CP-4670-
SC, is pending in the Circuit Court
for SARASOTA County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is 4000 South Tamiami
Trail, Venice FL 34293. The
names and addresses of the Per-
sonal Representative and the Per-
sonal Representative's attorney are
set forth below. .
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is
served, must.file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM
All other creditorsool Ihe anCe0.e1rm
and .-., :.... haui;f .;i.'T,6 ..:,r
dema .- : ga'r,; ir,, rj.-,=r-. r i
estate must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this notice is August 10,
2007.
Personal Representative:
Brant W. Tammeus
246 Malvern Dr
Venice, FL 34293


BE FOREVER BARRED. W. GRADY HUIE, ESQUIRE
143 East Miami Avenue
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME Venice, FL 34285
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, (941) 488-8551
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) FL Bar No. 192724
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE Attorney for Personal
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH Representative
IS BARRED. PUBLISH: August 10, 17, 2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
The date of first publication of this SARASOTA COUNTY,
notice is August 17, 2007. FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
Personsal Representative:
MARILYN J. FISHER IN RE: ESTATE OF
c/o Jonathan E. Gopman, Esq. VIRGINIA P VOLZ,
CUMMINGS & LOCKWOOD LLC Deceased.
Post Office Box 413032
Naples, FL 34101-3032 File No. 2007-CP-008280-NC


JONATHAN E. GOPMAN, ESQ.
Attorney for Personal
Representative
Florida Bar No. 861480
CUMMINGS & LOCKWOOD LLC
Post Office Box 413032
Naples, FL 34101-3032
Telephone: (239) 262-8311
PUBLISH: August 17, 24, 2007

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR SARASOTA
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION


CITY OF VENICE
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE CITY OF VENICE PLAN-
NING COMMISSION WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON TUES-
DAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2007 AT 1:30 P.M., IN CITY HALL COUNCIL
CHAMBERS, 401 WEST VENICE AVENUE, VENICE, FLORIDA TO
CONSIDER REZONE PETITION NO. 07-5RZ.
To rezone the property as follows:

FROM: Sarasota County OUE-1

TO: City of Venice Residential, Multi-Family
3 (RMF-3)
or to such other Zoning District as the City Council of Venice,
Florida, shall deem appropriate.

DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:

Approximately 15 acres
Parcel Nos. 0412-11-0006, 0412-11-0005, 0412-14-0004
409 and 461 Ramsey Road and Hatchett Creek Road

Any person who decides to appeal any decision of the Venice
Planning Commission with respect to any matter considered at
this meeting will need a record of the proceedings and, for such
purpose, may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.

All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard. Plans
and/or details are available for public inspection at the Planning
& Zoning Department, 401 West Venice Avenue, Venice, FL
34285. Written comments filed with the Planning Commission
(c/o Planning & Zoning Department at the above address) will
be heard and considered. This public hearing may be contin-
ued from time to time.

IF YOU ARE DISABLED AND NEED ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CON-
TACT THE PLANNING & ZONING DEPARTMENT AT LEAST 24
HOURS PRIOR TO THE MEETING. (486-2626, EXT. 2043)

PUBLISH: AUGUST 17, 2007


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
VIRGINIA P. VOLZ, deceased,
whose date of death was June 4,
.2007, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Sarasota County, Flori-
da, Probate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 3079, Saraso-
ta, Florida 34230-3079. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate


NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO CREDITORS


on whom a 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) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE IS
AUGUST 10, 2007


demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE IS
AUGUST 17, 24, 2007.
Personal Representative:
VICKI R. TAYLOR
2450 Hatcher Mountain Rd.
Sevierville, TN 37862
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
JERREL E. TOWERY
JERREL E. TOWERY, RP. A.
Fla. Bar #267351
304 W. Venice Ave #220
Venice, FL 34285
Phone: (941) 485-3391
PUBLISH: AUGUST 17, 24, 2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION


THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE IS
AUGUST 17, 24, 2007.
Personal Representative:
VICKI R. TAYLOR
2450 Hatcher Mountain Rd.
Sevierville, TN 37862
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
JERREL E. TOWERY
JERREL E. TOWERY, P. A.
Fla. Bar #267351
304 W. Venice Ave #220
Venice, FL 34285
Phone: (941) 485-3391
PUBLISH: AUGUST 17, 24, 2007

OTHER NOTICES

NOTICE

This ad shall serve as legal noti-
fication of channel changes,
effective on or around Septem-
ber 1, 2007, for Comcast Cable
customers in digital areas of
Sarasota, Manatee, and Char-
lotte Counties:


............IN RE: ESTATE OF
Pers IeonaleDsentaNtiEv *D R .ASKO, FbodHDimill be a'dddd Mthat-l'"
5/fO Klintb lfR6bftsPR.A ... 2007-CP S H Dwb
341 Venice Avenue West File No. 2007-CP-138SC HGTV HDwill be dddfto chah-
Venice, Florida 34285 NOTICE TO CREDITORS nel415.
Attorneyfor Personal The administration of the estate of Pay-per-view channels INDE-
Attorney for Personalntative: EDWARD R. WASCO, deceased, MAND 3-7, channels 503-507,
RepreseC. onta erts File Number 2007-CP-9138- will be removed.
Gregorida Bar No. 438782 SC, is pending in the Circuit Court
Florida Bar No. 438782 for SARASOTA County, Florida, Hot Choice channel 508, will
Klingbeil & Roberts, P.A. Probate Division; the address of be removed channel 508
341 Venice Avenue West which is Sarasota County Court- be re d.
Venice, Florida 34285 house, Probate Division, P.O. Box .
Telephone: (941)485-2900 3079, Sarasota, FL 34230- A digital-ready television set
Fax: (941) 486-8565 3079. The names and addresses and/or digital equipment may
PUBLISH: August 10, 17, 2007 of the Personal Representative and be required to receive certain
the Personal Representative's attor- digital channels or certain ser-
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR ney are set forth blow. vices. Services not available in
SARASOTA COUNTY,'FLORIDA All creditors of the decedent and all areas, restrictions apply -
PROBATE DIVISION other persons having claims or please call for details. For infor-
demands against decedent's mation about all of our product
IN RE: ESTATE OF estate, including unmatured, con- offerings, please visit
DARRELL E. WASKO, tingent or unliquidated claims, on www.comcast.com.
Deceased, whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with PUBLISH: August 17, 2007
File No. 2007-CP-9195-SC this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF NOTICE
NOTICE TO CREDITORS THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
The administration of the estate of THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS This ad shall serve as correc-
DARRELL E. WASKO, deceased, AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE tion for a legal notification of
File Number 2007-CP-9195- OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON channel changes, effective on
SC, is pending in the Circuit Court THEM. or around September 1, 2007,
for SARASOTA County, Florida, All other creditors of the decedent for Comcast Cable customers
Probate Division; the address of and other persons having claims or receiving the Venice South
which is Sarasota County Court- demands against decedent's channel lineup (North Port and
house, Probate Division, P.O. Box estate, including unmatured, con- Englewood, Sarasota County),
3079, Sarasota, FL 34230- tingent or unliquidated claims, must originally published 7/31/07.
3079. The names and addresses file their claims with this court
of the Personal Representative and WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE Hallmark, channel 74, will be
the Personal Representative's attor- DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- relocated to channel 98, and
ney are set forth below. TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 will remain a Standard Basic
All creditors of the decedent and DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER- Service A Comcast notifica-
other persons having claims or VICE OF A COPY OF THIS .on dated 7/31/07 erroneous-
demands against decedent's NOTICE ON THEM. ly included HBO (analog) as
estate, including unmatured, con- All other creditors of the dece- relocating;cluded HBO (analog), chan
tingent or unliquidated claims, on dent and other persons having nel 98 will be removed effec-
whom a copy. of this notice is claims or demands against e, 9/1/07
served must file their claims with decedent's estate, including tie 9/1/07.
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF unmatured, contingent or unliq- Services not available in all
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF uidated claims, must file their Services not available in all
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF claims with this court WITHIN 3 areas, restrictions apply -
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF please call for details. For infor-
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF nation about all of our product
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THIS NOTICE. offerings, please visit
THEM. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED www.comcast.com.
All other creditors of the decedent WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
and other persons having claims or PUBLISH: August 17, 2007


PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER THE ADOPTION OF
CITY OF VENICE ORDINANCE NO. 2007-35

NOTICE is hereby given that the City Council of the City of
Venice, Florida will hold a public hearing beginning at 2:30 p.m.
or shortly thereafter, on August 28, 2007, In Council Chambers,
City Hall, 401 West Venice Avenue, Venice, Florida, to consider
and act upon the adoption of the following proposed City Ordi-
nance:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF VENICE, FLORIDA, AMENDING
THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 66, TAXATION, ARTICLE
III, OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE TAX, TO CHANGE THE TERM
OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE TAX TO LOCAL BUSINESS TAX; AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Purpose of Ordinance: Amending the Code of Ordinances Chap-
ter 66, Taxation to change Occupational License Tax to Local
Business Tax to accurately reflect the character of the charge.

This notice is published pursuant to the requirements of Section
166.041, Florida Statutes; accordingly, the publication of same
must be accomplished at least ten (10) days prior to the meet-
ing at which the above Ordinance is to be considered and acted
upon. A complete draft of the proposed Ordinance is on file in
the Office of the City Clerk for inspection by the public between
the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

This public hearing may be continued from time to time.

No stenographic record by a certified court reporter is made of
this meeting. Accordingly, any person who may seek to appeal
any decision involving the matters noticed herein will be respon-
sible for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evi-
dence at this meeting upon which any appeal is to be based.

All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. Writ-
ten comment filed with the City Clerk of the City of Venice, will
be heard and considered.
If you are disabled and need assistance, please contact the City
Clerk's office at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

/s/
Lori Stelzer, MMC, City Clerk
PUBLISH: August 17, 2007


CITY OF VENICE

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE CITY OF VENICE PLAN-
NING COMMISSION WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON TUES-
DAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2007 AT 1:30 P.M., IN CITY HALL COUNCIL
CHAMBERS, 401 WEST VENICE AVENUE, VENICE, FLORIDA TO
CONSIDER REZONE PETITION NO. 07-6RZ.
To rezone the property as follows:

FROM: Sarasota County RSF-3
TO: City of Venice Residential, Single-Family
3 (RSF-3)

or to such other Zoning District as the City Council of Venice,
Florida, shall deem appropriate.

DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
Approximately 1.7 acres
Parcel No. 0175-06-0015
800 Higel Drive

Any person who decides to appeal any decision of the Venice
Planning Commission with respect to any matter considered at
this meeting will need a record of the proceedings and, for such
purpose, may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.

All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard. Plans
and/or details are available for public inspection at the Planning
& Zoning Department, 401 West Venice Avenue, Venice, FL
34285. Written comments filed with the Planning Commission
c/o Planning & Zoning Department at the above address) will
be heard and considered. This public hearing may be contin-
ued from time to time.

F YOU ARE DISABLED AND NEED ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CON-
TACT THE PLANNING & ZONING DEPARTMENT AT LEAST 24
HOURS PRIOR TO THE MEETING. (486-2626, EXT. 2043)
PUBLISH: AUGUST 17, 2007


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School board OK's communications consulting contract


FinA ALL~~IG- 17.207W WVNCEODLE.O


BY RACHEL BROWN
HACKNEY
PELICAN PRESS

With its reorganized com-
munications department not
yet up to full staff, the Sara-
sota County School Board on
Aug. 7 approved a new con-
tract with a local consulting
firm to continue helping out
over the next year.
The vote was 4-1, however,
with board member Carol
Todd protesting that the
school district no longer
needs the services of Voss &
Associates since Communi-
cations Director Gary Leath-
erman had come on board in
April and other members of
his team were in place.
Although Voss principal
David Voss had done much
for the school system, Todd
said, "I believe it's time that
we build a capacity within the
district, and we now have the
staff and we have the budget."
Superintendent Gary Nor-
ris noted that the new Voss
contract, payable at $3,000 a
month, was 40 percent of
what the firm had been billing
in the past, when the district
had just one communications
employee.
Todd reminded her fellow
board members that they had
no idea what further cuts
might be dictated by the state.
'"Anytime we can be frugal,
with our dollars, it's to our
benefit," she said.
"I agree with most of what
you said," Chair Frank Kovach
told her. However, he said,
"My concern is with the lack
of continuity ... I think I
would look at it in a whole dif-
ferent light next year."
"Chairman Kovach, I could-
n't agree with you more," board
member Shirley Brown said,
adding that the. department
still was lacking itsWeb site spe-
cialist, a position the board
authorized in November.
Brown also pointed out
that, fQrg eshe jqped the
board in Novernble, "Com-
munications was one of';the
No. 1 issues that the public
was saying (needed to be ad-
dressed)."
Still, she said, this probably
would be the last year she
would support a Voss con-
tract.
Continuity
While appreciating the
need for continuity in the
communications department,
Todd said, "I am troubled that
it's going to take us a year to
get there ... I'm not sure it's
going to take Mr. Leatherman
a year to get up to speed and
continuity, and if it does, I
have to question what we're
doing."
Norris pointed out that the
contract was on a month-to-
month basis, with a 30-day
termination clause.
"There are key functions
we need Mr. Voss to take care
of for us as part of the team,"
he said.
(Leatherman told the Pel-
ican Press that Voss would be
doing "a lot of coaching activ-
ities and special events," add-
ing that the firm has expertise
in advertising, production,
planning and strategy-mak-
ing efforts. During an 80-
minute communications pre-
sentation to the board earlier
in the day, Leatherman said
David Voss was "very well
respected in the community
(and nationally) for his skills
as a communicator.")
Vice Chair Kathy Kleinlein
agreed with Kovach and
Brown. Perhaps in January or
February, she told Leather-
man, he could report to the
board on the progress he and
his staff were making, so the
board could reconsider the
contract at that time.
"I would like to say I know
what it is like to come into an
organization from out of state,"
board member Caroline Zuck-
er said," ... so I have no prob-
lem supporting the contract for
Voss & Associates."


However, she said, "I still
think we need to complete the
communications department."
Key position
During the earlier presen-
tation, Leatherman had said
interviews for the Web spe-


cialist were set for Aug. 17. He
told the Pelican that district
officials had decided to wait
until he came on board to
begin interviewing for that
position.
The initial applications,
Leatherman said, which were


in by Jan. 2, did not offer a
strong enough candidate
pool; the employee must be
able to write stories as well as
handle the technical aspects
of Web site design. Therefore,
the position was posted
again, closing on July 24.


As the Human Resources
department has been trying
to fill teaching positions,
Leatherman said, the screen-
ing of the new Web specialist
candidates had to wait.
"Of course," he said, "the
board is very concerned,


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because this is a key position."
Following the Aug. 7 meet-
ing, Kleinlein, who had been
one of the more vocal board
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OUR VIEW


Restoring anti-smoking funds a smart move


t's been a long time coming, but Florida
is back on track with its initiative aimed
at curbing smoking among our youth.
A referendum passed by 61 percent of
Floridians last November called on the state
to restore funds originally set aside for
smoking-prevention programs following the
1997 settlement of a lawsuit with the tobac-
co industry.
That settlement yielded $11.3 billion and
spawned the Florida Tobacco Control
Program.
Florida's initial anti-smoking campaign
was widely praised and highly successful.
According to the group Campaign for To-
bacco-Free Kids, smoking was reduced by 50
percent among middle school students and
35 percent among high school students in
the initial years of the program, 1998 to 2002.
But in later years, the huge pot of money


proved too attractive to money-starved state
government facing various budget short-
falls. Bit by bit the fund was raided until it
was down to $1 million in the 2006 fiscal
year.
It is now restored, thanks to the referen-
dum; some $58 million will be pumped into
anti-smoking programs in the coming year.
It's a good thing, and about time.
According to the Campaign for Tobacco-
Free Kids Web site, Florida's annual smok-
ing-caused health care costs total $6.32 bil-
lion. The Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention recommends spending $78.4
million on tobacco-use prevention; the state
will spend $5.6 million in fiscal year, ranking
it 41st in the nation.
Florida's tobacco-related revenue in fiscal
year 2007 is estimated at $845.8 million, rep-
resenting $393.6 million in tobacco settle-


ment revenue and $452.2 from tobacco
taxes. That puts tobacco-use prevention
spending at 0.7 percent of what the state
takes in from tobacco.
At least partly a result of the cuts in the
program, Tobacco Free Kids reports that ear-
lier trends toward less smoking among
teenagers have leveled off. At the beginning
of this year, it was estimated that 15.5 per-
cent of Florida's high school students smok-
ed, with 23,600 people under 18 becoming
new daily smokers every year.
That's just below the level of adult smok-
ers, 21 percent of the population.
Cigarette smoking kills, and its victims
often suffer a horrible, lingering death. The
bills they incur are a burden on all of society.
It's a healthy move to use the money orig-
inally earmarked for smoking prevention
programs for those programs. It's good to


have it back.
But anti-smoking advocates have also
pointed out Florida lags far behind other
states in excise taxes on tobacco; it ranks 46
out of the 50 states.
For more than 15 years, the state's tax rate
has remained at 33.9 cents per pack, accord-
ing to the American Lung Association.
The association also cites studies that
show that youth smoking rates drop by 7
percent for every 10-percent increase in the
price of cigarettes. Raise the per-pack price
more and even more smokers are forced to
quit. The higher pack prices also act as a
greater deterrent to new smokers, especially
among Florida's younger population.
The tobacco lobby is still powerful, but it
can be overcome when enough citizens de-
mand stronger action in Tallahassee.
It's time to start.


Perspectives on the


airport master plan


JOHN J. YUROSKO
GUEST COLUMNIST


Recognizing the recent
dialogue brought up with the
Master Plan Update issue, it is
-obvious to this -writer that-
confusion exists, and open
minds and common sense
are at a premium.
First, due to the manner in
which much of these con-
cerns were presented, it can
easily be understood why
confusion and consternation
persist. Perhaps some of this
is due to a general lack of trust
in just about everything that
we hear and read and, many
times, see.
As a longtime resident of
this area (South Venice, the
island of Venice, Osprey and
Nokomis), and a Venice-
trained and based pilot with
some 1,300 hours of flight
time, instrument and sea
plane rated, and in my third
year of volunteer service to
the Venice Airport Advisory
Board, please allow me to
attempt to simplify issues, as I
have tried in the past.
First, one must accept the
fact that when the city of
Venice obtained what is now
our municipal airport, it was
accepted with the conditions
that went along with it, one of
-which states that the city
would maintain the facility as
an airport in a functional
capacity, and should this not
occur, the airport would
revert to the federal govern-
ment. That is written as part
of the original quitclaim deed
of 1947.
Also, when that occurred, it
must be recognized that the
"airport" comprised all the
land from the current airport
to its then-northern bound-
ary in the area of our hospital.
Since that time, the city
fathers have given, sold and
otherwise conveyed much of
the land to homes, offices and
so on. This is the reason the
mobile home park and con-
dominiums are part of the
airport, as they occupy land
that was originally part of the
airport.
It was not long ago when
the airport agreed to sell
beachfront property the
old wastewater treatment
plant on Harbor Drive to
the city for the use and enjoy-
ment of the people of Venice.
Additionally, the Italian-
American Club and the Se-
nior Friendship Center sit on
former airport property.
The airport has sustained


continual erosion of what
used to be a very large parcel
of "airport" land and has
become, relatively, a fraction
of what it was when conveyed
to the city of Venice.
We are indeed fortunate to
have had people with fore-
sight who obtained the ap-
propriate leases and con-
structed a golf. course on air-
port property. This is a won-
derful asset, and it must be
preserved, though modifica-
tion may be necessary.
The fact is that we have an
airport that has a golf course,
not a golf course that has an
airport. Alterations necessary
for die continued safe use of
our airport must be made,
and whatever needs to be
done, should be done, but in
such a way as to preserve the
golf course as best it can -
and with engineering as it is
today, most likely even pro-
vide improvements. This is a
problem that can easily be
solved.
A second and perhaps big-
ger concern is the confusion
associated with the master
plan update. The plan itself is
best understood as if it were a
blueprint. Without a blue-
print, a house cannot be con-
structed; an airport master
plan is just the same.
It is a plan mandated by
the federal government that
provides guidance and direc-
tion. It is not mandatory in its
application, nor is it cast in
stone, it is a plan. Modif-
ications can and will be made
as conditions and finances
allow.
Some may say that the pro-
jected $60 million cost is
huge, and indeed it is. How-
ever, that estimate covers a
20-year period, and what will
be done will be based upon
what finances are available
and when they are available.
If items do not appear in
the master plan, they cannot
be added on later. All project-
ed improvements must be
presented at the time the plan
is approved. This is impor-
tant, as all airports, on a
national basis, must compete
for funding.
This reality alone may sig-
nificantly alter what does and
does not occur at our airport.
But if it does not appear in the
master plan, it assuredly will
not happen.
As an example, there are
some pilots who want a con-
trol tower; many do not. This
specific topic will provide
much discussion when the
. time arrives, but if the item
"control tower" does not
appear in the plan, it cannot
be considered for construc-
tion at any time.
So, if one can equate our
master plan with a blueprint,
the entire proposal should be
easier to understand.
The land use plan is a sep-

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LETTERS FROM OUR READERS


Golfers will pay for safety measures


Editor:
In your Aug. 10 article, Airport Advisory Board Chair Paul
Hollowell, citing safety measures, says it will not be a problem
until a plane overshoots the runway into the driving range and
kills five people. He also stated a jet can land on a 4,200-foot
runway and with a C-II designation we have a 5,000-foot min-
imum.
I have only lived in Venice for five years, but to my knowl-
edge, the airport and golf course have co-existed without
major accident problems for many, many years. I fully under-
stand that some things happen for the first time, but with
many years of not happening, the odds seem to be in our favor.
All of my golfing friends at Lake Venice are brave enough to
take this chance and generous enough to do what they can to
help anyone who may suffer misfortune or have unusual fears.
Since Hollowell is leery of far-out accidents, we will gladly
buy him a steel, cone-shaped helmet to protect him against
getting hit in the head by an unruly meteor.
In addition, we will pay the premium to insure against him
being bitten in the butt by a tiger, or stampeded by an elephant
within 1 mile of the intersection of Venice Avenue and U.S. 41.
We think all three possibilities have similar odds.
In return, all we ask is that the Airport Advisory Board ask
the Federal Aviation Administration to leave the golf course
alone and continue whatever variances now exist.


Hal Hearn
Venice


He'll take
heat over cooling

Editor:
According to his letter to
the editor, Matthew West is
very concerned about the
Earth getting warmer.
He references NASA as say-
ing that 2004, 2003, 2002, 1998
and 2005 were the warmest
years since the 1890s.
It is true, NASAs Web site
does say that. Evidently, we
must have had a cold spell
during the first 80 or 90 years
of the 20th century because,
according to NASA, it was
even hotter in the 1890s than
it is now.
I say, thank goodness the


Earth is getting warmer again.
I'd hate it if it were getting
colder. Another ice age scares
me much more than global
warming.

Tom Swepston
Englewood

Door open for
another candidate
Editor:
After boring us to death for
months with her crying and
complaining about losing the
election, Christine Jennings
has finally provided us with a
belly laugh.
I'm sure she's busy sending
written apologies to Jan Schnei-


der and Vern Buchanan for
her scathing criticism of their
tax issues; however, if she
finds the time she should
explain in detail why she
allowed her finances to be in
such disarray.
She said that when it was
brought to her attention, she
corrected the problem. At
that point, what other choice
did she have? However, one
would expect that a past pres-
ident of a bank might be a lit-
tle more aware of her finan-
cial obligations, especially
after castigating others for
having similar problems.
If we're lucky, perhaps this
revelation will cast a cloud on
Jennings' political ambitions
and bring to the surface a
more qualified and worthy
Democratic candidate for the
next election.


Bob Russell
Rotonda West


They face death
every day
Editor:
I would like to share a first-
hand experience with a house
fire. Before I get started, I
would like to say a huge
"thank you" to the firefighters
who serve our community.
Our family experienced a
house fire several months
ago. Within minutes, the fire-
fighters had responded and
were putting out the fire.
I have to say, I had never
seen a burned structure in
person before, and what I saw
was overwhelming. Every-
thing was either charred,
melted or covered with soot.


The smell was horrendous,
and of course, nothing was
recognizable.
Heavy smoke, flames and
falling debris are just some of
the dangers facing firefight-
ers, and they risk their lives
each and every day.
I want to personally say
thank you to all the firefight-
ers for their dedication, brav-
ery and willingness to keep
everyone safe. We truly appre-
ciate it.
PS. Thanks for saving our
pets.
Valerie Orr
North Port

Show red for
the troops
Editor:
As a disabled Vietnam vet-
eran myself, let's not forget
our men and women over in
Iraq.
Some people here in
America may not like Pres-
ident Bush for what he stands
for, so please remember Red
Friday: wear something Red
on Friday to support our men
and women in Iraq.

Peter Poulin Sr.
North Port


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JIM SMITH
GUEST COLUMNIST


High gasoline prices are
hard on drivers but, believe it or
not, they're hard on the people
that sell gas as well. Small gas.
station and convenience store
owners don't like expensive gas
any more than drivers.
Many think major oil com-
panies own most gasoline retail
outlets. But in reality they con-
trol less than 3 percent of the
more than .112,000 conve-
nience stores that sell gas.
And about 60 percent of
those are one-store operations,
owned by small, independent
entrepreneurs. These stores sell
about 80 percent of all the gas
purchased in the United States.
Gas is not a high-profit item
'for retailers. More than 95 per-
cent of the price of a gallon of
gas is set before it reaches the
station. And the profit margin
is actually down when prices
increase. After factoring in all
expenses the average profit is


close to only 1 cent per gallon.
Understandably, gas station
owners are as interested in
affordable fuel as the rest of us.
That's why they support sound
government policies that are
our surest bet for keeping
prices under control.
Basically, the best thing gov-
ernment can do to moderate
gas prices is to leave them
alone. The free market will
meet consumer demand in the
most efficient way possible if
it is not bogged down with
unnecessary government reg-
ulations and taxes.
Mandates to use high per-
centages of ethanol drive prices
up and make refining more dif-
ficult. Alternative fuels definite-
ly have great potential, but they
shouldn't be pushed onto the
market before they are ready.
There's still a lot of research and
development to be done before
alternatives are capable of re-
placing petroleum-based fuels.
Taxes must be kept to a min-
imum. When taxes go up, the
additional expense is tacked
directly onto the retail price.
Some politicians want to
slap windfall profit taxes and
ambiguous price gouging con-
trols on U.S. oil producers, but
doing so would only make our
problems worse.
Simple supply and demand
does (and should) dictate gas
prices. Demand is a tricky
problem and extremely resis-


tant to significant decrease. If
we want lower gasoline prices,
we have to increase our supply
of it.
The government has to
adopt policies that encourage
investors to sink their savings
into energy stocks. We're back
to taxes again.
If legitimate energy compa-
ny profits are depleted by ex-
cessive taxes, investors will see
smaller dividends and take
their money elsewhere. Oil
companies are making a lot of
money right now, but their
profit margins still fall below
those of several other indus-
tries and over time they
are only about as profitable as
the U.S. average.
We have to remember that
our domestic producers oper-
ate in a global market. If we
overtax them, all it does is make
American oil less competitive.
The end results are not only
higher prices and decreased in-
vestment, but also an increase
in imports to meet our de-i
mand.
The next time you feel like
giving your local gas station
owner an earful about the price
of gas, redirect those com-
ments toward Congress. They're
the ones that really need to
hear what's on our minds.
Jim Smith is president and
CEO of the Florida Petroleum
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Store Association Inc.


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What about dying palms?


Palmed off. Some friends and I were enjoying a fabulous
lunch until we looked out the window and saw a horrible sight
- another dead medjool palm tree. I would have thought
when we paid $4,500 per tree, the city would have taken better
care of them. The first one that died was in front of the Venice
oncology building. They took that one out and never replaced
it, and I'm sure they'll do the same with this one. I'm sure that
with the loss of $9,000, the city is hoping none of us will notice
two are missing.


Free ad. Ladies and gen-
tlemen. I wish you would go
to the back of your car and
take a look at your license
plate. There should be no let-
tering or numbers covering
the plate. Also, stop advertis-
ing for the auto dealers who
sell you the car.
Avalanche. I have lived
here in Venice since 1985.
Within the last three to five
years we've got investors
coming into our town pulling
their resources and buying up
property like crazy, building
high-rises, condos, buying up
single-family homes in resi-
dential areas and renting
them out on a weekly basis,
then petitioning the city for
increased height and density
that would ultimately give
them more bang for the buck.
Naturally, the prices for sin-
gle-family homes and proper-
ty were artificially driven up


drastically, which in turn
increased everyone's property
taxes. Ah, the city of Venice
loved the increased revenues
and is now in bed with the
investors. The "For sale" signs
went up like wildfire. People
saw an opportunity to get a
lot of money for their houses
and property. People on fixed
incomes who can't afford the
increases in property taxes
are currently forced to look
elsewhere.
Meanwhile, the city has all
these new plans in develop-
ment. They're talking about
giving tax cuts for everyone
and cutting back on essential
services at the same time.
Well, you see, the problem
with development is that our
tax dollars are going to sup-
port this new development,
i.e., the roads, water, sewer-
age, etc., and these tax cuts
would not have been neces-


sary if the city was not instru-
mental in encouraging these
greedy investors in the first
place. This avalanche of greed
is affecting the ability of peo-
ple to come in for necessary
jobs. They look and say Venice
is nice, but I can't afford to pay
these prices or even buy a
house.
The city says it needs more
fancy, expensive hotels be-
cause the hotels bring in
tourists and tourists bring in
more dollars to small busi-
nesses, etc. This is pure non-
sense. Do not buy into this
greedy mentality. Stop the
madness now before it's too
late.
. Ant bites. I want to call
and ask something. I use the
Venetian Waterway Park from
the Senior Friendship Center
all the way to Shamrock Park
and I was just curious to
know, does anyone ever treat
for fire ants out there? I walk
my dogs and I walk out there a
lot. We go out every single day,
and there are a lot of really
bad fire ants. I don't know
who to call, but is there any
way that we could get that
problem taken care of? My
dogs have been bitten several
times.


PLAN from Page 10A


arate issue. It has, to me, an practicably be done. They are si
indirect though real relation to employed as the specific con- ti
the master plan. editions that exist at a particular t(
Specifically, the LUPI which airport. t
is the purview of Venice City The motivating force that fr
Council, and the charrette pro- recently brought this about a
cess are to determine what can was the tragic accident at Chi-
and should be done with air- cago's Midway airport some d
port land not needed for avia- two years ago, when a trans- a
tion purposes. This land will port aircraft slid off the end of a a
always be under the Federal runway in winter and a young tl
Aviation Administration's juris- child in a passing automobile p
diction, and whatever may be was fatally injured. These aug-
proposed must receive its mented-protecgon areas came
approval before iges T tb' : ---a-addid-bo V1
occur. means to protect both the fly-
The FAA does mandate that ing and nonflying public.
all such land, if sold or leased, Why are shorter runways a
mustretum"fairmarketvalue," problem? First, one must
and the funding must go understand that the two most
directly to the airport enter- critical phases of flight are the
prise fund, which actually takeoff and landing.
maintains the airport. No On takeoff, the plane must
money from the Venice general achieve an altitude from which
fund goes toward the airport, it can return to the field should
The purpose of the LUP is to that become necessary. For
ensure that the airport main- most small planes, that altitude
tains its self-funding status, so is around 500 feet
that city funding will not be To illustrate, should a prob-
tapped. lem such as an engine failure
Safety issues are important occur prior to attaining that
to everyone who uses the air- altitude, the pilot must simply
port, drives by it, has lunch land directly ahead, on the run-
there, lives in proximity to it or way. If there is no runway
simply visits the beach. Pilots ahead, and insufficient altitude
are trained to handle emergen- to turn, the pilot has no choice
cies and, more important, to but to land straight ahead
take measures to prevent them regardless of what is in front of
and minimize any accident or him. Thus, the longer the run-
injury; hence, the protection way, the less chance for that to
areas associated with runways. occur. A larger safety zone pro-
These are designed and vides an additional margin of
were recently mandated by safety.
Congress no less to provide When landing, most pilots
additional measures to add aim "for the numbers" or, sim-
even greater margins of safety ply, close to where the runway
and to do so as best as can begins. But should conditions


uch as wind speed and direc-
don be a factor, the plane may
ouch the runway farther along
han normal; more runway in
Font provides clearance,
voiding an accident.
Shortened runways are a
istinct disadvantage when
ny emergency occurs. An old
viator's saying goes, "Two of
he most useless things to a
pilot are the sky above and the


runway behind." Those words
are still true.
Additionally, shortened run-
ways actually mean more
noise, as there is less room to
become airborne, or to land,
and the airplane does not
attain the desired altitude over
the runway.
Shorter runways are to the
advantage of no one, and any
proposal to shorten runways is,


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simply stated, not just a dumb
idea, but a real dumb idea.
And I am being kind.
I hope this has helped clari-
fy some of the concerns that
are present at every airport.
Every pilot and airport user
wants nothing more than a safe
and successful flight. So does
the FAA. That dictum is carried
over to all those who live and
work in proximity to an airport.


Your Airport Advisory Board
has worked diligently to be a
good neighbor and has tireless-
ly evaluated all proposals. We
have had the expert guidance
of one of the most respected
and qualified group of airport
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AUG. 17, 2007


CONTACT US
BOB MUDGE
EDITOR
(941) 207-1101
bmudge@venicegondolier.com


Come meet the Shear Heaven family

Amber Hansen is a profes- made soups., toward small businesses and lar restaurant on U.S. 41 Venice Hospital foundation
sional hair stylist and Zim- Caf6 Mangiafico has 20 mobile professionals, accord- Bypass, Venice. During the Venice Area Chamber
merman is the receptionist, seats inside and 30 outside ing to Julia McConnell, pub- past sixyears he has worked in Commerce and Leadershi
For the grand opening there and is open till 9 p.m. daily, lic relations officer for an Orlando Chinese restau- Sarasota. A Little Leagu
will be a 20-percent discount Call 480-9696. Ketchum PR. rant. coach, he is president of th
coupon in its advertising. Two weeks ago Mangiafico New offerings include no- The 49-seat Osaka Sushi Linebacker Club. Also i
The salon is open Monday announced the opening of tary services and technology Bar is open Monday through banking, his wife, Jud
through Saturday and offers his Sicilian Bakery, A Taste of products, such as thumb dri- Saturday. Call 493-3938. Lawrence, works for Region


ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST

Shear Heaven, 1740 E.
Venice Ave., in the new Villa
Venezia Plaza, is really a fami-
ly business.
Venice-born Amber Han-
sen; co-owner Debbie Zim-
merman, her mom; sister
DanielleZimmerman; moth-
er-in-law Diane Hansen; and
two colleagues opened the
salon last weekend.
Shear Heaven offers all
hair services, facials, mas-
sage, foiling techniques and
color corrections. Diane Han-
sen has 10 years' experience,
mom is the administrator,


evening appointments by
request. Call 484-1011.
New experience
Last week Enrico Mangi-
afico opened Cafed Mangi-
afico, 229 W. Miami Ave., in
the former Longo's Ice Cream,
Burgundy Square.
"It's a new experience for
the Venice community," said
Mangiafico.
A Sicilian, he came to this
country with his family 33
years ago and lived in South
Windsor, Conn., until moving
to Venice two years ago. With
his wife, Josi, son, Daniel and
daughter, Melissa, he serves
homemade Italian gourmet
gelato; Working Cow ice
cream; Italian specialty
cheesecake, pastries and
cookies; Sicilian pizzas; sand-
wiches; salads; and home-


Sicily, on West Venice Avenue,
but permitting issues have
delayed it till September.
National pack-and-
ship store
Part of FedEx Kinko's 2007
national expansion of 300
new centers will be the 1,800-
square-foot Venice location
opening early September.
FedEx Kinko's, Center
Road and South U.S. 41'
Bypass, will open alongside
Starbucks near SteinMart in
the Venice Marketplace Plaza,
employing four people.
Featuring enhanced pack-.
and-ship stations, this small-
er center's design format has
the same services as a tradi-
tional location.
With a greater emphasis
on office products, offering
700 items, services are geared


ves, DVD media and cell
phone accessories.
Chan opens
third restaurant
Jimmy Chan is back with a
new restaurant in Venice:
Osaka Sushi Bar, 1550 South
U.S. 41 Bypass, in the Venice
Marketplace Plaza.
Offering traditional Jap-
anese-style dine-in and take-
out, Osaka's specialties in-
clude Tokyo and Louisiana
rolls, Ragin' Cajun and Mt.
Fuji with a large selection of
sushi dishes.
"Sushi basic is traditional
Japanese style, but we can fla-
vor to alternate tastes," said
Chan.
Twenty years ago he
opened the Golden Gate
Chinese restaurant in the
Brickyard, followed by a simi-


Lawrence joins Orion
Venice banker Mickey
Lawrence has joined Orion
Bank, working initially at its
Sarasota location.
His banking career in
Florida began in 1972 when
he joined the First National
Bank of Venice. Twenty-one
years later, following several
bank mergers, he became
first vice president and cash
management sales manager
with SunTrust. Two years later
he joined Guaranty bank,
now Fifth Third Bank, before
moving to Orion Bank.
Certified in treasury man-
agement, cash management
and the transition from paper
to electronics have been his
specific interests.
Lawrence has served as
chairman of the former


n,
of
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he
in
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ns


Bank in Venice. Call (800)
648-4262.
Opening this weekend
Venice Sports Bar &
Billiards is definitely opening
this weekend, confirmed
owner Barry Lucibello. It is
located next to the Venice
movie theater in the Galleria
Plaza, South Venice.
Managed by his son, Barry
Lucibello Jr., and brother-in-
law Richard Lucibello from
West Haven, Conn., it offers
full-size billiard tables, darts,
poker, air hockey, football, a
cigar room, liquor and wines.
It will be open weekdays
from noon to midnight, and
till 2 a.m. weekends. Call 497-
2048.

businews@comcast.net


Jacaranda Plaza to get new look


Make virtualization a reality


BY ROGER BUTTON incorporating new facades.
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST It is in the planning stage
now, said Fiedler; architects
The neglected Jacaranda are working on a variety of
Plaza on South U.S. 41 Bypass design alternatives and com-
is to be completely renovated. mercial uses.
At the International Coun- In its plans for the new,
cil of Shopping Centers upscale shopping mall at
Conference in Orlando this Sarasota's Lakewood Ranch,
week, Kim Fielder, director of Benderson has enticed Nord-
land development for Ben- strom's to consider taking
derson Development Com- space, but that will not hap-
pqny Inc., UnLvgrs JPaJ ., agen aJrandgaq aza, which
Sarasota, confirmed it, had ;,has. Only four vacancies of
acquired the Venice property 10,000 square feet or less,
from a foreign investor, suitable for regional types of
Benderson, one of the tenants.
largest privately owned devel- "We will not be able to
opment companies in North constrict anything new, but
America, purchased the plaza have to operate within the
at 1667 South U.S. 41 Bypass existing layout," said Fiedler.
for $5.5 million from Krayer Benderson will bring the
Real Estate Management center up to code and utilize
Corporation. Fielder con- excess footage in the former
firmed the whole property Publix, partly occupied by
would get a total facelift, Lifestyles Fitness, making the
starting at the northern side plaza more productive.
of Kmart. "This a diamond in the
The property encompass- rough, and it's very rough
es the entire shopping center right now," Fielder said. "It
north to the end of the plaza, presents a very good oppor-
but not Century Bank on the tunity to take a property well
outparcel. past its shelf life, turn it
"We acquired the property around into something which
because of its very well situat- during the next several dec-
ed location, where Business ades will be very productive,
41 and Tamiami Trail Bypass very attractive and a bonus
come together making a focal for the area."
point for business enterprises
in the area," said Fiedler. Bottom line


In the rough
Fiedler acknowledged the
plaza has deteriorated, hav-
ing been neglected badly for a
number of years. Benderson
intends to completely reno-
vate the property, replacing
roofs, redoing parking lots
and updating storefronts


Fiedler thinks it will-take
two months for design. In the
fall Benderson should start
taking steps to make the
improvements, so by next
spring changes will be taking
place. The company plans to
evaluate the tenant mix, then
come up with ideas to com-
plement the existing mix with


what it would like to see in the
future.
"Bottom line is we take
pride in the properties we
own," Fielder said. "Looking
at our other properties gives
you a feel for the quality we
put into each.
"Eventually when you're
driving by and see the fin-
ished product you will say,
'Wow what a change.' In this
Scqase.it is a win-win for the'
property, for the community
and for us."
Barry Lucibello, owner of
Norma Jean's Bar & Grill, 1635
South U.S. 41 Bypass, at the
northern end of the plaza,
said the building is a sham-
bles in need of repair.
"I'm very excited this big
local development company
has acquired the plaza," he
said. "My brother-in-law, chef
Richard Lucibello, has joined
us, so we want to get more
creative in the kitchen and
expand."
Lucibello thinks it is a very
big plus for what will become
a great location benefiting
existing tenants.
According to Fiedler, his
company has been looking at
the Venice market and a num-
ber of different properties in
the area. Updating this prop-
erty will make it more service-
able to the community.
"Venice is a strong com-
munity with great potential
for existing and future retail
property sales," said Shaun
Benderson, vice president
and director of leasing. "It is
definitely a great market with
lot of future potential."

businews@comcast.net


LAMONT ANDREWS
(fOMPIITER COLUMNIST


Some powerful changes in
computer technology over
the past 10 years are enabling
small and medium enterpris-
es to gain a leading-edge
advantage over their com-
petitors.
One of those technologies
is "virtualization." We're back
to the structure of the main-
frame. And that's a great thing
for you, the business owner.
I want to share just three
real-world examples of how
virtualization can provide an
advantage to your business:
1) Peace of mind if your
server is older than two or
three years, it is getting statis-
tically closer to having a mov-


ing part of some kind fail on
it. Heaven forbid it cause any
business disruption, but the
possibility is there. For 'that
matter, hardware failure can
happen on a brand new serv-
er also.
One of the advantages vir-
tualization brings is its ability
to keep another identical
server running with identical
software so that your busi-
ness, does not even miss a
:heartbeat in the case of a total
hardware failure on one of the
servers. The second identical
server simply takes over and
nobody (except your Nerd,
that is) knows about the silent
hiccup.
2) Able to grow if your
business is in growth and
expansion mode, virtualiza-
tion is a must. Any business
that grows, requires new tools
and resources to manage
growth. Open Source Soft-
ware has become a strong
force, and many fully built
software packages can be
deployed within minutes or
hours and be available to
thousands of staff and cus-
tomers overnight. The only
requirement: a virtual envi-


they're No. 1


ronment.
For example, have you
been wanting to try out
SugarCRM without huge
costs and commitment? A
completely ready system
(called a virtual machine) is
available for download and
deployment within hours.
3) Security of the desktop
- a virtual desktop or a virtu-
al office is a perfect solution
to today's security-conscious
business. Rather than need-
ing to be concerned about
having sensitive data, off a
laptop that can be lost or
stolen, such programs and
applications need to live in a
virtual world that can further
be protected by remote con-
trol products such as the
NerdSecure Mobikey.
As long as a high-speed
Internet connection is avail-
able to you, you can work as
though you are in the office,
and yet not worry about leav-
ing a trace or an opportunity
for a would-be intruder to
access your systems.
Lamont Andrews is with
Nerds on Site in Venice,
www.nerdsonsite.com, 539-
9343.


BIZ BRIEFS


Biz Briefs features notices
of business-related events and
meetings, new hires and pro-
motions, new businesses and
significant professional
awards, honors and achieve-
ments. Submissions should be
e-mailed to bmudge@venice-
gondolier.com.
Chamber calendar
Network lunch, Monday,
Aug. 27, noon, Sharky's on the
Pier, 1600 South Harbor Drive;
$10 per person. RSVP required;
call 488-2236.
Business After Five, Thurs-
day, Aug. 23, 5:30 p.m., Venice
Health Park, 1201 Jacaranda
Blvd. (enter at main lobby); $4
members, $8 nonmembers.
Colonial picks Blank
Colonial Bank has ap-
pointed Donna Blank to
branch sales manager for the
Venice island branch, ac-


cording to Harlan C. Parrish,
president and CEO. She is
responsible for the day-to-
day operations of the
branches while ensuring
bank policies and proce-
dures are followed.
Realtors tee it up
The Venice Area Board
of Realtors Golf/Scholarship
Committee is preparing for its
annual Student Scholarship
Fundraiser Golf Tournament,
to be held at the Plantation
Golf & Country Club Friday,
Oct. 12.
Since its inception 20 years
ago, when the event raised
$1,500 for scholarships, to
this year's $19,500, hundreds
of local area graduating
seniors have been helped.
The $75 cost includes golf,
beverages while playing, din-
ner and more. Several auction
items will be available to bid


on and lots of door prizes will
be given away.
Registration begins at 11
a.m. with a shotgun start for
the scramble at 12:30 p.m.
Dinner is at 6 p.m. Dinner-
only cost is $25.
Registration forms are
available at the Venice Area
Board of Realtors office. Call
484-0614.
Tops at Almar
Jeanie Canning, sales man-
ager of Century 21 Almar,
announces the top July
agents:
South Venice office list-
ings: individual Bob
Turner, team Verity; sales:
individual Eleanor Joki-
nen; team -Verity.
Venice Island office list-
ings: individual Jane Men-
dola, team Sckowska-Taylor;
sales: individual Allen Ram-
sey, team Sckowska-Taylor.


SUN PHOTO BY JAN LUGAR
From left, Leanne Crowley, Judy Crowley, Chip Hogan, Mary Ann McNutt, Keli Crowley and Peter
Crowley of ReMax Properties celebrate being chosen best real estate franchise office by the read-
ers of the Venice Gondolier Sun.











OBITUARIES VENICE GONDOLIER SUN 13A


FRIDlAY.AUG.( 17.2007 WWW.VENICEG~ONDOLIER.COM


Samuel J. Bonham
Samuel J. Bonham, 82, of
Sarasota and formerly of
Venice, died Friday, Aug. 10,
2007.
Sam Bonham was born
April 12, 1925, in Bellfoun-
taine, Ohio, and was a gradu-
ate of Ohio University, where
he received his bachelor of
arts degree and master's
degree in school psychology.
He attended Columbia Uni-
versity for advanced studies.
Sam Bonham served as a
school psychologist for 14
years and as the director of
special education programs
for the state of Ohio for 19
years. He was an adjunct pro-
fessor at The Ohio State


University until his retire-
ment on Jan. 1, 1982. During
his retirement, he served
Venice Presbyterian Church
as an elder and held the posi-
tion of chairman of the exec-
utive committee. Sam was an
educational consultant and
program co-chair for the
National Institute on Legal
Issues of Educating Indivi-
duals with Disabilities. Sam
also was a member of the
board of directors for Bay
Village of Sarasota for eight
years. Sam served his Lord
and Mankind his entire life.
Survivors include his wife
of 38 years, Martha; son, Jim,
his wife Diane and three boys,
Blake, Kyle and Seth; son,


John, his wife Barbara and
two girls, Randi and Rachal.
Sam was preceded in death
by his parents, his brother,
Dick, and his son, Sam.
Services: Memorial services
will be held at 10 a.m. at Bay
Village of Sarasota and 2 .
p.m. at Venice Presbyterian
Church, both on Sept. 8.
Contributions: In lieu of flow-
ers, memorials may be sent
in his name to Missions at
Venice Presbyterian Church
or Good Neighbor Foundation
of Bay Village.
Audrey B.
(Fahland) Hoskins
Audrey B. (Fahland) Hos-
kins, 79, of Venice passed


away Wednesday, Aug. 15,
2007.
She was born June 12,
1928, in Clarksfield, Minn.
She was a longtime resident
of St. Paul, Minn., prior to
moving to Venice in 1997.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Hank Hoskins of Ven-
ice; children David Fahland of
Moose Lake, Minn., Bruce
Fahland of Vadnass Heights,
Minn., and Diane Bona of
Venice; a brother, Gene
Peterson of Webster, Wis.; five
grandchildren; and seven
great-grandchildren.
Services: The family will
receive friends on Saturday,
Aug. 18, at Lakeside Lutheran
Church, 2401 Tamiami Trail


South in Venice, from 3 to 4
p.m. with services at 4 p.m.
Jennings Funeral Homes,
Sarasota, is in charge of
arrangements.
Contributions: Memorial
contributions may be made to
the Leukemia Society at
Moffit.
Walter G. Perkins
Walter G. Perkins of
Venice passed away
Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007.
He was born Jan. 11,
1923, in Pittsburgh, Pa.
He served in World War II
as a staff sergeant in the
infantry with Gen. George
Patton.
He is survived by his wife,


Jean; and two sisters, Martha
Hodgens and Dorothy Trapp
of Pittsburgh.
Private services will be
announced at a later date.
Patricia Ann
Skinner-Kacel
Patricia Ann Skinner-
Kacel, 57, of Nokomis and for-
merly of Anderson, Ind., died
Tuesday, July 24, 2007. Farley
Funeral Home was in charge
of arrangements.
Donnie J. White
Donnie J. White, 27, of
Venice, died Saturday, Aug.
11, 2007. Farley Funeral
Home, Venice, is in charge of
arrangements.


POLICE BEAT


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DUI checkpoint
The Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office will be con-
ducting a DUI/safety check-
point on Friday, Aug. 17. The
location of the checkpoint
will not be released.
Nationally, it is known that
fatal, alcohol-related acci-
dents are three times more
likely to occur at night than
during daylight hours.
,Motorists will recognize a
checkpoint operation by the
staging of appropriate signs
and warning devices and the
presence of uniformed law
enforcement personnel.
The operator of each vehicle
will be asked to display a driver


license, registration and proof
of insurance. A visual safety
check from outside the vehicle
will be made for proper seat-
belt usage, identifying persons
who are operating a motor
vehicle with defective equip-
ment, without proper insur-
ance, tag or driver license.
During this time, the operator
will also be observed for any
signs of impairment and/or
open containers of alcohol in
plain view.
If the driver can show all
appropriate documentation,
occupants are using seatbelts,
and there are no open contain-
ers of alcohol or other contra-
band in plain view and no


signs of impairment by alcohol
or drugs, the vehicle will be
allowed to leave:
Drivers who appear to be
under the influence' or who
have committed some viola-
tion will be directed to a safe
location off the immediate
roadway for further investiga-
tion.
Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office arrests
Tammy R. Bogart, 47, 500
block The Esplanade, Venice.
Charge: possession of drug
paraphernalia. Bond: $120.
Michael D. Dean, 21, 60
block Bay St., Englewood.
Charge: dealing in stolen


property (Charlotte, County
warrant). Bond: no listing.
Elysia M. Davfs, 27, 200
block High Point Drive,
Englewood. Charge: posses-
sion of a controlled substance
(Charlotte County warrant).
Bond: no listing.
Gary W. Webster, 39, 700
block South Tamiami Trail,
Osprey. Charge: obstructing
an officer without violence.
Bond: $750.
Sarasota Police
Department arrest
Robert B. Rigby III, 32,
300 block Winfield Way,
Nokomis. Charge: dealing in
stolen property. Bond: $1,000.


SARASOTA COUNTY BRIEFS


Bridge closes*
The Blackburn Point
Bridge will be closed to vehic-
ular and pedestrian traffic for
up to 30-minute intervals
during off-peak daytime
hours while scheduled main-
tenance work is under way on
the swing bridge to Casey Key.
The weekday closures are
expected to be finished by the
end ifAugust.


To allow residents and
businesses to plan their trips
to and from the island, the
half-hour closures will be
scheduled' only during the
following time periods:
Morning 5:30-6 a.m.;
6:30-7 a.m.; 9-9:30 a.m.; 10-
10:30 a.m.
Afternoon 1:30-2 p.m.;
4-4:30 p.m.
Closures will not occur


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Edwar~one


seeking to relocate his prac-
tice from Miami to the west
coast of Florida.
Approximately one month
after the sale, upon learning
that Sanchez-Arias is not a
licensed physician, Dr. Lovett
promptly instigated an inves-
tigation by the appropriate
authorities. He has fully coop-
erated with the investigation
into the matter of Sanchez-
Arias' seeing patients during a
single afternoon when Dr.
Lovett was called away on a
family medical emergency in
March.
At no other time has
Sanchez-Arias, or any other
unlicensed person, examined
patients at the Center. Dr.
Lovett has continued to prac-
tice at the Center and was
intending to remain there for
at least one year following the
sale in order to introduce his
patients to Sanchez-Arias and
assure a continuity of care.


Dr. Lovett remains the
Medical Director of the
Center and will be returning
to work on Tuesday, Aug. 21.
Dr. Lovett wishes to assure his
patients that he will continue
his medical practice in Venice
and provide the quality care
and personal service to which
they have grown accustomed
over the 14 years he has been
in Venice.
Dr. Lovett is in the process
of initiating appropriate legal
action to set aside the sale to
Sanchez-Arias and to resume
ownership of the Clinic in
order to ensure the continued
delivery of proper medical
care to his patients.
He wishes to thank his
many patients for their
understanding and support
during this unfortunate peri-
od and assure them that he
will make every effort to con-
tinue to meet their medical
needs.


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, PUBLIC NOTICE BUDGET WORKSHOP
CITY OF VENICE

The Venice City Council will hold a budget workshop on Monday, August
20, 2007, at 1:00 p.m. at City Hall, Council Chambers, 401 West Venice
Avenue, Venice, Florida.
The proposed budget is available for public inspection at the City Clerk's
Office, City of Venice, 401 West Venice Avenue, Venice, Florida.
All interested persons are invited to attend. No public input will be
heard.
No stenographic record by a certified court reporter is made of this
meeting nor will a verbatim record be prepared. Minutes will be written
for the public record.
If you are disabled and need assistance, please contact the City Clerk's
office at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.
/s/ Lori Stelzer, MMC, City Clerk
Publish August 10 & 17, 2007


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SPORTS


14A
FRIDAY
AUG. 17,2007


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Plays with pros at Pebble Beach


FROM THE SARASOTA/MANATEE
FIRST TEE CHAPTER

Billy Stevens, a junior at
Venice High School and a
member of the boys golf
team, will be playing with the
pros at the Wal-Mart First Tee
Open, Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at
Pebble Beach.
Mary Ann Andrews, direc-
tor of the Sarasota/Manatee
First Tee Chapter, announced
that Stevens has qualified to
represent the chapter at the
Wal-Mart First Tee Open. The
tournament pairs a tour pro-
fessional from the Champ-
ions Tour with a junior golfer.
Using a gross best ball format,
the low 22 pro/junior teams
will play for the title Sunday,
Sept. 2.
The tournament will be
nationally televised on the
Golf Channel 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 with the
final round shown 6:30-9:30
p.m. Sept. 2.
To qualify for the tourna-
ment, junior golfers from
around the world submitted
applications to a review com-
mittee, as well as being spon-
sored by their local chapters.
After reviewing the applica-
tions, .80 boys and 40 girls


were invited to Kansas State
University to compete in a 36-
hole tournament and pass a
series of interviews conduct-
ed by representatives from
the Wal-Mart Corporation
and First Tee Chapters.


Billy Stevens


Stevens is the first area
golfer to qualify since Paula
Creamer made the cut several
years ago.
Stevens, who has been
playing golf since he was 9,
has played on the VHS varsity
golf team for the last two
years. He is a past winner of
the Player of the Year award


for the Greater Junior Golf
Association. In addition to
GSJGA tournaments, Stevens
competes on the Florida Jun-
ior Tour, the Future Col-
legians World Tour, and at
American Junior Golf Associ-
ation tournaments.
Stevens recently won the
Sam Snead bracket for the
Florida State Boys Junior
Match Play Championship
sponsored by the Florida
State Golf Association.
In addition to his excel-
lence on the golf course,
Stevensis also an outstanding
student. He has a 4.2 weight-
ed grade-point average in the
Honors program at Venice
High School.
He plans to play collegiate
golf while pursuing a law
degree.
Stevens is coached by Tim
Sheredy of IMG Academies
and Jeff Boudrie of Golf Ad-
vantage, Inc. His high school
coach is Marty Tarala, who
has coached the VHS boys
golf team for 19 years.
For more about the 20,07
golf team, including team
photos and schedules, watch
for the Fall Sports insert in the
Aug. 24 issue of the Gondolier
Sun.


FROM GREATER SARASOTA Division, Lorenzo Tabares of
JUNIOR GOLF ASSOCIATION Bradenton received the 9-
Hole Division Sportsmanship
Outstanding young golfers Award, and Hunter Rieth of
were recognize.-tte aat .$qeaa. was..eleedias
al awards banquet of the Player of the Year.
Greater Sarasota Junior Golf The Tournament of
Association Wednesday, Aug. Champions winners were
8, at Bradenton Country Club. recognized as well as the 18-
Courtney Treubert of Hole Division High Point win-
North Port received the Mike ners:
Clayton Sportsmanship Boys 13 & Under, Michael
Award for thel8-Hole Visacki, Sarasota, 52 points;
Division. In the -9-Hole Boys 14-15, Michael Luck,


Sarasota, 31 points; Boys 16-
18, Brandon Cruz, Palmetto,
42 points; Girls, Kristin
Swindell, Bradenton, 46
points "
The 8-Hole Division Low
Stroke Averages were: Girls,
Kristin Swindell, 76.1; Boys,
Brandon Cruz, 75.5.
Jonathan Bozer of Sarasota
won the Beginner Division
Phyllis Wilbanks Memorial
Tournament at Gulf Gate by
shooting a 38.


Retention Pond Bass


My mission this week is to
promote the great catch and
release largemouth bass fish-
ing we have in our area. I'm
talking about your neighbor-
hood ponds and lakes. My
guess is most of you live with-
in a half mile from these kind
of waters.
I will give several examples
of the great enjoyment I per-
sonally receive from this kind
of fishing. First of all, I only
use artificial. My favorite is
plastic worms. I do have one
advantage. I keep my worms
in their original package with
a thin layer of my freshwater
Magic Formula. I have caught
bass in literally dozens of
retention ponds. My theory is,
if I can do it, so can you.
I use a seven-foot medium
to light limber rod. It's spooled
with 20-pound Power Pro
braided line with a mono
backing. The Power Pro is the
thickness of six-pound mono.
I tie on about two feet of 20-
pound fluorocarbon leader.
Needless to say, everything is
line to line. I use a small bul-
let-head weight.
Most of the time I retrieve
my line as,slowly as I poaWsibly
can. Sometimes actually stop
retrieving and let the worm
settle back down to the bot-
tom. The secret is not to be
over anxious, let the bass swim
a bit and then set the hook.
I use the 20-pound line for
two reasons. One reason is I
can set the hook hard. The


other reason, I'm able to free
my line most of the time
when I get hung up.
If you decide to do this
kind of fishing, find a culvert
or pipe, which most of these
ponds have. These culverts
are feeding stations for the
bass. Some days, I will go
from pond to pond until I find
the bass. They actually school
up and ambush the minnows
and bluegills. If you locate
them, don't overfish it. After
getting some action, let it rest
and come back in a half hour
or so.
About a week or two ago, I
made my own structure. A
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Mr. Sheepshead's grandson, --
Sean Dauer, with a largemouth
bass.

fallen from a tree from a
storm. I threw it out into the
pond with the elongated part
facing out towards the deeper


water. I left it alone for about a
week. Now I usually catch
three or four bass in 30- to 45-
minute stretches.
One of the problems fish-
ing with a worm is that the
smaller fish will hit it. I've
caught several 6- to 7-inch
bluegills. I've also caught an
occasional bullhead, tilapia
and even one 15-inch crap-
pie. Occasionally I will
throw a top water plug. It is
very exciting to see a five-
pound-plus bass slam it..
Some of my best days have
been on a cloudy or rainy
day with a falling barometer.
On these kinds of days I like
to use a brown worm that
imitates the real thing. I'm
not sure what the purple,
yellow or blue worms are
imitating.
I go out of my way not to
fish in someone's backyard. I
'find common ground and
cast towards their backyards.
Because of this, most people
are very nice to me.
You may be wondering
how you can tell if a pond has
bass in it. My guess is that 99
percent of them do have bass.
There are two key features
that make for a quality pond.
One is the pond needs to have
some areas that are at least 10
to 20 feet deep. The entire
pond doesn't have to be that
deep. The bass need some
deeper water to get some
. relief from the blistering heat.
The other feature is plenty of
forage fish.
Do yourself a favor and try
it (you'll like it).
Well, fellow Sheepshead-
ites, the time has come to say
goodbye .ntjl next week.

Davetadck/Mr. Sheepshead
can be contacted at 386-1998,
321-8849 or mrsheeps
head@verizon.net.

Mr. Sheepshead is moving
next week. Watch for his col-
umn in Waterline.


SPORTS BRIEFS


Fall ball registration
Get ready for the Venice
Little League Fall Ball season.
Registration will be held at
the Chuck Reiter Complex
Saturday, Aug. 18, 9 a.m.-
noon, and Friday, Aug. 24,6-8
p.m. Anyone interested in
being .a manager, call 486-
8006 or visit venicelittle-
league.com. A manager
meeting will be held at 6:30
p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at
Chuck Reiter.
Venice Little League is also
looking for some new, ener-
getic people to join the board
of directors. The annual
meeting for the election is
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5.
Anyone interested in joining
the board should call 486-
8006 or visit venicelittle-
league.com.
Registration fornis and
information are also available
at the Web site.
Join RoyalTribe
Information on the four
different levels of member-
ship with the Venice
Touchdown Club Royal Tribe
is available at veniceindian-
foofball.org. Punch cards can
also be ordered online for the
Pre-Game Barbecues at this
year's home football games.
The first Venice Touch-
down Club meeting of the
2007 football season will be 7
p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, in
Building 24 Room 004, be-
hind the front office on the
high school campus.
Wednesday Night
Senior Softball
Silver Division
Aug. 15 Games:
Affordable Tree Service 19,
WGACA Trainers 6
Peluso Air 25, Rugs As Art 13
Palmer Ranch Travel 4, Tu Be
Computer 17
Critter Ridge Landscaping 4,


Builders Specialties 16
Standings:
Affordable Tree Service 1-0
Tu Be Computer 1-0
Builders Specialties 1-0
Peluso Air 1-0
Rugs As Art 0-1
Critter Ridge Landscaping 0-1
Palmer Ranch Travel 0-1
WGACA Trainers 0-1 -
Swim team photo
Members of the 2007 boys
and girls swim team at Venice
High School should meet at
the VHS pool at 2:45 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 17, for a team
photo.
Chain gang
Anyone interested in doing
chain duties for the Venice
junior varsity and freshmen
football games is asked to
contact Coach Dombroski,
228-0936. The first home
game for the freshmen is Aug.
29.
USTA junior team tennis
The fall USTA Junior Team
Tennis league is now register-
ing boys and girls for inter-
club traveling team competi-
tion. This league is for ages
8-18 with levels from begin-
'ner/intermediate to ad-
vanced/tournament. Play will
be Saturday, 1-3 p.m., Sept.
15 through Nov. 10. Reg-
istration deadline is Sept. 5.
To register, contact a local
tennis facility or for more
information, call Sue Zipay,
area league coordinator, 475-
4489.
Linebacker Club
kicks off season
The Linebacker Club will
kick-off the 2007 season at
noon Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the
Honoluana Island Grill, 222
Airport Ave. in Venice.
Featured will be highlights
and insights fromVenice High


School Head Coach John
Peacock and his staff about
the previous week's game and
the upcoming opponent.
The club also presents
awards for the practice player
of the week (Rudy Award),
offensive, defensive and special
teams players of the game.
Award sponsors are Darby
Buick, Regions Bank, Babes
Ace Hardware and Porter
Paints and the Nautical Trader.
The lunch is open to any-
one interested in supporting
Venice football at all levels,
and no reservations are nec-
essary. Cost for lunch is $12.
Meetings will be held every
Tuesday throughout the foot-
ball season and play-offs. If
anyone has questions call
Mickey Lawrence at 552-
3729.
Softball registration
Fall registrations for Miss
Sarasota Softball will be held
at the Miss Sarasota Softball
fields on 17th Street in Sara-
sota for girls ages 4-16. The
schedule of registration dates
is: Thursday and Friday, Aug.
23-24, 5:30 to 8 p.m.; Sat-
urday, Aug. 25, 10 a.m. to 2
p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 26, noon
to 4 p.m.; Monday and Tues-
day, Aug 27-28, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
If you should have any ques-
tions, call 377-5335 or e-mail
MissSarasotaSoftball@yahoo.
com.
Scholarship GolfTourney
The Venice Area Board of
REALTORS Golf/Scholar-
ship Committee is preparing
for its annual Student Schol-
arship Fundraiser Golf Tourn-
ament to be held at Plan-
tation Golf and Country Club
Friday, Oct. 12. Since its
inception 20 years ago in
1987, when the event raised
$1,500 for scholarships, to
this year's $19,500, hundreds


of graduating seniors in the
Venice Area have been
helped.
The $75 fee includes golf,
beverages while playing, din-
ner and more. Several auction
items will be available to bid
on as well as lots of door
prizes to be given away.
Registration begins at 11 a.m.
Oct. 12 with the shotgun start
(scramble) at 12:30. Dinner is
at 6 p.m. The dinner-only
cost is $25. Registration forms
are available at the Venice
Area Board of REALTOR
office, 484-0614.
Sports card sale
A sports card and memora-
bilia show and sale will be
Saturday, Sept. 8,9 a.m.-4 p.m.
at the VFW 832 E. Venice Ave.
Come for sports cards, gar-
ments, books, Nascar items
and everything sports. Free
sports cards for kids accompa-
nied by an adult. Lunch con-
cession. This is an informal day
where sports enthusiasts are
invited to come and talk about
their favorite teams, winnings
and losings. Call Rocky
Jankowski, 484-4047.
Volleyball open gym
Open GymVolleyball at the
Venice YMCA is offered
Tuesday and Thursday eve-
nings in August, 7-9 p.m., for
adults and high school level
players. Tuesday evenings are
for more experienced, com-
petitive players; Thursday
evenings have separate
courts available for experi-
enced players and less experi-
enced players interested in
recreational play.
Cost for open gym is $3 per
player per night for nonmem-
bers; free forYMCA members.
For more information contact
YMCA Sports at 492-9622 Ext.
131 or sports@veniceymca.
org.


Registration under way for

fall youth sports at YMCA


FROM VENICE YMCA


The Venice YMCA is now
registering for fall youth
sports programs. The dead-
line to register is Sept. 2.
Register in person at the
YMCA or online at veniceym
ca.org. Fall sports run Sept. 4
through Nov. 10.
Soccer: Open to 4- to 13-
year-olds (as of Sept. 8, 2007).
$55 for Y-members, $75 for
non-members. Weekly prac-
tices and games held at the
Venice Middle School soccer
fields.
T-ball and Coach Pitch
Baseball: Open to 4- to 8-
year-olds (as of Sept. 8, 2007).
$55 for Y-members, $75 for
non-members. Weekly prac-
tices and games held at the
YMCA.
*Volleyball: Open to girls in
fourth through eighth grades
with elementary and middle
school player divisions. $45
for Y-members, $65 for non-
members. Practices Tuesday
evenings beginning Sept. 11
and games Saturday morn-
ings beginning Sept. 15 at the
YMCA.
Basketball Clinic: Taught
by local high school coaches
and varsity level players. $50
per player. Clinic held
Saturday in September and
October, 1-3 p.m. at Venice
High School.
Lacrosse Clinic: Introduc-
tory clinic to teach lacrosse.


Open to students in fourth
through twelfth grades with
elementary, -middle school
and high school divisions
available. Program held
Tuesday and Thursday eve-
nings beginning Sept. 11 at
Nokomis Community Park.
$45 for Y-members, $65 for
non-members.
Wrestling: Participants
will learn foundations of
wrestling, including proper
stance, balance, footwork,
beginning takedowns and
reversals. $40 for Y-members,
$50 for non-members. Held
Monday evenings, 6-7:30
p.m., beginning Sept. 10 at
the YMCA.
Sports Themed Birth-
days: Each party includes
games and activities from a
choice of four sports themes
- soccer, baseball, basketball
and football. Fun games,
competitions for prizes, a
party room for food and pre-
sents and optional swim-
ming time, too. Two days to
choose from, Saturdays 2-
3:45 p.m. and Sundays 1:30-
3:15 p.m. Cost for Y-mem-
bers is $60 ($110 with swim-
ming), for non-members
$110 ($165 with swimming).
Price based on 12 partici-
pants.
For more information on
YMCA sports programs or to
book a birthday party, call
492-9622 Ext. 131 or e-mail
sports@veniceymca.org.


Read about local sports in the Venice
Gondolier Sun every Friday, Sunday and
Wednesday.


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Dual-sax man Ron Drischel plays it all.


Dual sax player Ron Dreschel, left, performs at Snook Haven with
drummer Bob Ryan, pianist Ed Dobrosky and singer Mary Mancini.


BY BOB BYLER
GUEST WRITER


Tenor sax in his right
hand and alto in the
left, Ron Drischel
plays harmony to
back up guest players
and singers with his
trio on Monday evenings at
Snook Haven restaurant on
the Myakka River in Venice.
"Now we'll play a love
song," he said, ending a set.
"Put up your hands and clap
along."
As the clapping begins, he
explodes into "Yakety Sax" on
the tenor sax while prancing
among a big crowd of diners,
dancers and listeners.
That's not a love song, of
course, but the big hit by
Boots Randolph, Drischel's
longtime idol. He can play
thousands of tunes that cover
the spectrum of country, jazz,
Latin, rock, big band, popu-
lar and show music.
Drischel has worked for 20
years to become proficient at
dual-sax technique and has
written a four-volume course
on the subject. He.can play
harmonies with melodies or
mix harmony and melody on
tunes.
The other members of his
trio, billed as Dual Sax Ron
and the Hornets, are pianist
Ed Dobrosky and drummer
Bob Ryan. It expands to a
quartet when Canadian vib-
ist Dave Henderson winters
in Venice. Mary Mancini is its
popular singer of "great
American songbook" favor-
ites.
Play list
Historic Snook Haven
schedules varied groups
daily, except for Tuesdays
and Wednesdays in summer,
and fills up in season. New
sounds evolve as Drischel
invites many visiting musi-
cians to the bandstand.
A typical set by the trio
might include "Tuxedo Junc-
tion," "Watermelon Man,"
"Sweet Georgia Brown,"
"Rocky Top," "St. Thomas"
and singalong tunes. Mary's
vocals include 'Deed I Do,"


"When You're Smiling" and
country favorite "Crazy."
Specialties played often by
guests are "Caravan" by
drummer Lou Croes and
"Harlem Nocturne" by
Drischel's grandson, Justin,
on alto sax.
Some others I've heard are
whistler Janet McBride, reed-
man Peter Buhr, clarinetists
Bud Leeds and Tony
Onorato, trumpeters Armand
Olivaro and Jean Mercer, sax-
ophonist Bob Marshall, ban-
joist Bill Anderson and
pianist/singer Shari Linette.
I heard echoes of Law-
rence Welk when asking
band members about their
playing together.
"Wonderful, wonderful"
the band members kept say-
ing.
They agreed that they
enjoy the variety of music
and the enthusiasm of fans.
Playing around
Drischel also performs at
Snook Haven in banjoist ,'
Greg Allen's group Thursday
evenings and with the
Smoked Mullet band alter-
nate Sunday afternoons. He
joins guitarist/pianist
Claudio Baltiera for Tuesday
evening jams at Mama
Nunzia in Punta Gorda and
plays with other combos.
Mancini has sung at
Snook Haven since 1990,
with pianist Jimmy Jay's and
vibist Jack Fanning's groups
and the Dixie Spirit band.
She is with that band at T.J.
Carney's in season and has
sung at Jazz Affair concerts.
Dobrosky is in The Trou-
badours quartet for private
club dates and in Venice Hol-
iday Inn shows Fridays and
Saturday. He has played
with the Venice Symphony
and was an accompanist at a
New Jersey art center.
Ryan has played with the
Swing Kings, Top Hats and
Sophisticated Swing in Port
Charlotte and Punta Gorda
and groups backing singer
Valerie Sneade and others.
He is a lifeguard. He came
here from California.
Fun-loving fans of the


Justin Drischel, 15, left, performs on a single sax, while his grandfather Ron Drischel plays two saxophones at the same time.


group dance, clap, sing along
and laugh at Drischel's witty
introductions and jokes.
The restaurant also is
appealing for its river view
and legend of the "killer tur-
tles" in Tarzan movies filmed
at the site.
Epiphany
Drischel grew up in Cin-
cinnati. His father, Carl, was
a big band pianist, and
bands rehearsed at the fami-
ly home. Drischel began on'
piano, learned clarinet after
age 10 and won honors in
school bands.
He played classical music
with the Cincinnati Civic
Orchestra and bought a saxo-
phone after hearing Sil
Austin playing "Danny Boy."
He was in rock 'n' roll and


modem jazz groups, then
formed a trio to do big band,'
popular and country music
as well as mini-show skits.
"I realized that I was hap-
pier playing popular com-
mercial music when I saw
how joyfully people respond-
ed to it," he said. "I wanted to
hear a saxophone section on
big band tunes and to back
vocalists. My early trials with
two saxes were confusing
and didn't work out well
enough to use."
Drischel moved his family
to Venice in 1979 and joined
local combos. He said that on
Caspersen Beach in early
1985 he sang "Hey Good
Looking. He suddenly real-
ized that its melody could be,
played with one hand, leav-
ing the other hand free to


play harmony on another
sax.
"I rushed home to try it
out, and everything came
together quickly," he said. "I
was able to play melody and
harmony simultaneously on
two saxes, and that became
my first duo song."
Of course
Drischel had no sources
for dual-sax instruction. As
his interest and ability ad-
vanced, about 1988 he began
creating a course for other
players.
"It is complete, but I still
find ways to simplify and add
instructions, so it isn't ready
for public use yet," he said. "I
go beyond dual-sax instruc-
tion. I want these people to
succeed and advise them to


prove themselves, then move
to another level."
He also offers tips for.
using reeds and replacing
pads.
One payoff is that grand-
son Justin, now 15, is a fine
saxophonist and plays often
with his grandfather and
tutor.
Justin was just an infant
when Drischel began taking
him to hear his band at
Snook Haven.
Drischel was featured on
Jack Perkins' "Gulf Coast
Journal" TV show on Chan-
nel 21 last year.
"I like a little fire in my
music," he said.
That fire and his personal-
ity and musical versatility
draw fans to wherever he
plays.


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Hang on to your sanity, la-
dies and gentlemen. It's time
for News from Ecineville.
Once again it's time for a
list of upcoming events in
Ecineville.


Ecineville

Menue


SATURDAY,

AUG. 18


CRAP
The Ecineville chapter of
Citizens Reject Awful Prod-
ucts (CRAP) will be holding a
Chinese toy smashing event,
10 a.m.-noon, at the Bye-Bye
Birdie Bay Shopping Center,
1414 U.S. 14 Bypass. Ham-
mers and cheap, defective
Chinese toys provided. For a
$1 donation, destroy a toy of
your choice. Proceeds bene-
fit the American Society for
the Prevention of Cruelty to
Spiders and Snakes (PCSS).


BEER
The Better Ecineville En-
vironmental Resources com-
mittee will hold its monthly
meeting at the Ecineville
Public Library. This month's
guest speaker is former


Exxon Valdez Capt. Joseph
Jeffrey Hazelwood. Hazel-
wood, now a Baptist minis-
ter, discusses the importance
of the spirit of the land.
9 a.m. Coffee and a half a
doughnut will be served.


Rental seminar
The American Society of
Getting Filthy Rich through
Real Estate (ASGFRRE) will
be conducting a "free" semi-
nar, 10 a.m. 5 p.m, on how
to get rich through vacation
rentals. Topics covered in-
clude: "The more people you
rent one house to, the more
you can charge pack 'em
in special 20 people, 20 days,
$20,000. The Battality Inn
and Suites, 890 Viewless
Harbor Drive. Yerpso. Call
ASG-FRRE for details.


Landscaping on Saturn
The Ecineville Astronomy
and Landscaping Club holds
a roundtable discussion on
how one would landscape
on the planet Saturn. Com-
posed primarily of hydrogen
with smaller amounts of
helium, the surface is gas-
eous with surface wind
speeds reaching 1,800 km,-
landscaping can be a chal-
lenge. Did.you know the day
Saturday gets its name from
Saturn? Learn more at
today's EALC meeting, 1 p.m.
at the Jack and Rhonda
Library, 1 Jack and Rhonda
Drive, Ecineville.


SUNDAY,

AUG. 19


GODY Day
Today's Good Chance event
is the Greater Outdoor Des-
tination Yerpso Day. An all-
day affair with too many
events to list (but we'll try):
Armadillo races, hot air bal-
loon races, dancing. More
than (over) 50 events taking
place at more than (over) 16
venues, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. See a
complete schedule of events
in today's Ecineville Sun's
supplement, "Today in Ec-
ineville."

Dogs washed *
The Simokon Volunteer Fire
Department will hold a dog-
washing fundraiser, 9 a.m.-4
p.m., 182 Turk Ave. SVFD
wants to let everyone know
they promise not to use the
fire hoses this year to wash
the dogs and want to again
apologize to Mrs. Wilson
about what happened to
Miffy.
Well, this is Ted "I'm a
reporter, I'm a reporter"
Rank reporting. I'll see you
next issue with more news
from Ecineville. Until then,
remember, if you have an
event you'd like listed here in
the Ecineville Sun's Menue,
call our calendar girl at MY-
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FRIDAY,
AUG. 17
Club fun
The Venice Nokomis Elks
offers lunch, 11:30 a.m.-2:30
p.m., and an all-you-can-eat
fish fry ($8), 5-7:30 p.m., and
specials at 1021 Discovery
Way, Nokomis. Call 486-1854.
Lotsa Pasta, 4:30-7:30 p.m.,
at the Italian American Club
of Venice, 1375 Ringling Blvd.
Cost is $8. Take out, too. Call
486-1492.
The American Legion No-
Vel Unit.159 serves lunch, 11
a.m.-2 p.m., plus music by the
Wan-Na-Bes, 7-10 p.m., at
1770 E. Venice Ave. Call 488-
1157.
Mobile animal clinic
Animal Rescue Coalition vis-
its Kmart Plaza, 1687 U.S. 41
Bypass, offering low- or no-
cost spays and neuters for
pets of income-eligible fami-
lies. Appointments required.
Call 957-1955, Ext. 5.
Bus blessing
SThe Salvation Army hosts a
dedication and blessing cere-
Smny for two new buses for
community programs at
I p.m. at 1051 Albee Farm
SRoad. Call 484-6227.
Computer class
Jacaranda Public Library
hosts an Ask Jack computer
class, 1:30-3:30 p.m., at 4143
Woodmere Park Blvd. Call
861-1270.
Senior Friendship Centers,
2350 Scenic Drive, 584-0075,
seniorfriendship.com
8:30 a.m., Tai Chi
4 8:45 a.m., wake-up stretch
9 a.m., crochet class
9:30 a.m.; balance class
10:30 a.m., ballroom danc-
ing
noon, $3 lunch for 60+ with
24-hour reservations, 584-
.0031 or 584-0090
1 p.m., The Upbeat Gang
1 p.m., duplicate bridge


Health help
* The Wellness Community
offers free Qigong classes for
cancer patients and their
caregivers, 10:30-11:30 a.m.,
Friday at 3900 Clark Road,
Building P-3, Sarasota. To reg-
ister, call 921-5539.
* Florida's Blood Centers' Big
Red Bus visits the Elks Lodge
2378, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at 401
Indiana Ave., Englewood. For
more donation sites, call FBC
at 492-9202 or Suncoast
Communities Blood Bank at
954-1600, Ext. 240.
* A free, year-round respite
care program for caregivers
and their loved ones takes
place, 1:15-3 p.m., Fridays, at
St. Mark's Episcopal Church,
508 Riviera. Registration re-
quired. Call Pam at 366-2224.
* Step in the Right Direction,
an Al-Anon newcomer meet-
ing, takes place at 7 p.m., Fri-
days, at St. Mark's Episcopal
Church, 508 Riviera St. Visit
southfloridaal-anon.org or
call 426-7655. An Alateen
meeting takes place at the
same time in the lounge at
the church. Call 497-6879.
'contempo festival'
The Players Theatre hosts a
three-day festival of all things
contemporary: music, dance,
theater and fine art, 8 p.m.
Aug. 17 and 18, and at 2 p.m.
Aug. 19 at 838 North Tamiami
Trail, Sarasota. Participants
include Fuzion Dance Artists,
the Women's Contemporary
Artists Group, composer and
performer Francis Schwartz
and more. Tickets are $20, $12
for students. Call 365-2494 or
visit theplayers.org.


SATURDAY,
AUG. 18
Bike ride
Walter Taylor of the Coastal
Cruisers Bicycle Club leads a
30-mile moderate ride to
Boca Grande. Start at 8:30
a.m. at the Rotonda Commu-
nity Park at Parade Circle and


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Flute circle party
The Native American Flute Circle
celebrates its third anniversarywith
a party at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 17, at
Serenity Gardens, 602 E. Venice Ave.
Bring your noisemakers, flutes, drums,
rattles and bowls. Newcomers wel-
come.'No experience necessary.
Donations welcome. Call 486-3577.

Dancing
Learn new dance steps 7-7:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 17, at a free
dance lesson with instructors Vito and Marilyn Carcioppolo, at the
Venice Community Center, 326 S. Nokomis Ave. Stay for a dance,
7:30-10:30 p.m., with music by LaCroix. BYOB and snacks; ice,


Rotonda East Boulevard. Bring,
$1 for toll bridge. Helmets
required. Call 697-7159.
Iraq presentation
U.S. Army Major Timothy
McKee discusses "Cultural
and Spiritual Experiences
While Serving in the Middle
East" at 11 a.m. at Our Savior
Lutheran Church, 2705 North
Tamiami Trail, Nokomis. Bring
lunch; dessert and beverage
provided. Call 966-4442.
Market
Visit the Farmer's Market, 8
a.m.-noon, Satutdays, down-
town in Centennial Park. Call
484-0561.
Good for you
* The Saturday MorningWalk-
about group meets at 8 a.m.
at Volunteer Park, located
behind the Gulf Coast Com-
munity Foundation of Venice.
New walkers welcome.
* Florida's Blood Centers visits
Walmart of Englewood, 10
a.m.-2 p.m., at 2931 South
McCall Road. Call FBC at 492-
9202 or Suncoast Communi-
ties Blood Bank at 954-1600,
Ext. 240.
* Patti Yarranton leads Sacred
Choices: Thinking Outside
the Tribe to Heal Your Spirit,
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Serenity
Gardens, 602 E. Venice Ave.


Donations welcome. Call
486-3577.
* Saturday Night Live, an Al-
Anon newcomer meeting,
takes place at 7 p.m. at Em-
manuel Lutheran Church,
790 South Tamiami Trail. Visit
southfloridaal-anon.org. or
call 426-7655.


SUNDAY,
AUG. 19
Get out
* Oscar Scherer State Park
offers a guided scrub walk at
8:30 a.m. at 1843 South Tami-
ami Trail, Osprey. Meet at the
Lake Osprey Pavilion. Park
fee: $4. Call 483-5956 or visit
floridastateparks.org/oscar
scherer.
* Join Mike Granick of the
Coastal Cruisers Bicycle Club
for his "Famous Ice Cream
Ride" starting from Laurel
Nokomis School, 1900 East
Laurel Road, Nokomis. This is
a moderate ride of about 30
miles. Helmets required. Call
484-5717.
* The Manatee-Sarasota Sierra
Club leads a 12-mile bike ride
at 8 a.m. at Myakka River State
Park, 13207 State Road 72,
Sarasota. Donation: $5. Bring
helmet, water and sunscreen.


napkins, soda and cups available. Dance tickets are $5 per per-
son. For parties of six or more, reserve with Betty at 485-2297.

Leash the hounds
* Historic Spanish Point and the Humane Society of Sarasota
County welcome well-behaved, leashed dogs to visit HSP, 9 a.m.-
noon, the third Saturday of each month, at 337 North Tamiami
Trail, Osprey. Dogs must be up to date on shots, dog-friendly and
not in heat. Stay to designated paths and clean up after your dog.
Admission is $9 for adults, $3 for ages 6-12 and free for children
younger than 6 and dogs. Call HSP at 966-5214 or visit
historicspanishpoint.org. Call HSSC at 955-4131 or visit hssc.org,
*The Humane Society of Sarasota County invites you to bring
your best friend out to the ball park at 6,p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18, to
see the Sarasota Reds play the Clearwater Threshers at Ed Smith
Stadium, at the corner of 12th Street and Tuttle Avenue in
Sarasota. Admission is $5 per person, $5 per dog, limit two dogs
per person. All dog admissions benefit the HSSC, which can be
reached at 955-4131, Ext. 121. Call the stadium at 955-6501 or
visit sarasotareds.com.


Call Sharon at 321-1218.
* The Manatee-Sarasota Sier-
ra Club hosts a Fisheating
Creek Paddle, 8 a.m.-noon, in
Palmdale. Limited to 14. Do-
nation: $5, plus $20 shuttle
service per boat..RSVP to Pe-
ter at (941) 721-8006 or Ed at
(941) 747-2801.
Feral Cat Day
The Animal Rescue Coali-
tion's annual Feral Cat Day
takes place today at Ashton
Animal Clinic, 5660 Ashton
Road, Sarasota. All cats must
be brought at 8 a.m. and must
arrive in a feral cat trap.
Appointments are required.
Call 957-1955, Ext. 5.
Please donate
Florida's Blood Centers visits
Suncoast Worship Center,
8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at 881 South
River Road, Englewood. For
more donation sites, call FBC
at 492-9202 or Suncoast
Communities Blood Bank at
954-1600, Ext. 240.
Sunday games
* VFW Post 8118 hosts euchre
at 1 p.m. Sunday at 832 E.
Venice Ave. All are welcome.
* Knights of Columbus holds
bingo at 2 p.m. Sunday at
512 Substation Road. Doors
open at noon. Shacks avail-
able. Call 484-4512.


* German concert pianist Gre-
gor Breier performs at 11 a.m.
at Fellowship Bible Church,
meeting at the South Venice
Community Center at 720 Alli-
gator Road. All are welcome;
nursery provided. Donations
welcome. Call 496-8590.
* The Glenridge Performing
Arts Center and The Jazz Club
of Sarasota sponsor a summer
jazz series with Debbie Keeton
and Gary Deary at 2 p.m. at
7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota.
Cost: $5 for Jazz Club mem-
bers, $10 for nonmembers.
Call Lori at 552-5325.


RSVP
Nature events
* Sarasota County offers a free
nature walk in Venice's Le-
mon Bay Preserve, 9-11 a.m.,
Tuesday, Aug. 21. Led by vol-


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AUG. 17,2007


unteer and Sarasota Bay Es-
tuary Program Coordinator
Julia Burch. Limited to 15.
Call 861-5000 and ask for Na-
tural Resources.
Kayak on Little Sarasota to
Palmer Point with the Ameri-
can Littoral Society, 6:30-9
p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25. Begin
the paddle before sunset and
return in the moonlight. See
birds, fish, the Neville Pre-
serve and other bay islands.
Another trip takes place 8:30-
11:30 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 2.
Bring water, sunscreen and
insect repellent. Equipment
and training provided. Fee:
$25. RSVP to 966-7308.
Walk both sides of Border
Road at Sleeping Turtle Park
with The Manatee-Sarasota
Sierra Club, 7:30 a.m., Satur-
day, Aug. 25. Wear sturdy
shoes and bring insect repel-
lent, water and a snack. Do-
nation: $5. RSVP to 484-4113.
Kayak with the American
Littoral Society on the near-
shore waters of the Gulf of
Mexico from Turtle Beach to
Point of Rocks, 8:30-11:30
a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 28. Bring
snorkel equipment and sun-
screen. Kayak equipment pro-
vided. Fee: $25. Call 966-7308.
Kayak at Sister Keys on
Longboat Key, 8:30-11:30
a.m., Friday, Aug. 31. Bring
sunscreen, sturdy shoes and
water. Kayak equipment pro-
vided. Fee: $25. Call 966-7308.
Potluck
H2U Health Happiness and
You at Englewood Commu-
nity Hospital invites all mem-
bers to a potluck lunch and
games, at noon, Wednesday,
Aug. 22, in the Suncoast Audi-
torium at 700 Medical Blvd.
Admission is $1. Bring a dish
to share and beverage. Plates
and plasticware provided.
RSVP to Gale at 473-5048.
YMCA luau
The South County Family
YMCA presents the sixth an-
nual Hawaiian Luau fund-
raiser, 7-11 p.m., Saturday,
Aug. 25, at 701 Center Road.
Food by local restaurants, a
live disc jockey and perfor-
mance by The Cryin' Shames.
Tickets are $50 per person
and are available at the YMCA
or online at veniceymca.com,
click Register Online. Must be
21 or older to attend. Pro-
ceeds benefit the YMCA Chil-
dren & Family Scholarship
Program. Call 492-9622.
Beach gathering
Members of the deaf and
hard of hearing community
are invited to a get-together at
Nokomis Beach, 10 a.m.-5
p.m., Sunday, Aug. 26, at West
Albee Road. Bring food,
drinks and chairs. Contact
Peter and Laura at Dimples
LJP@aol.com.
EARS fiesta
Compadre's Mexican Res-
taurant hosts a benefit fiesta
at 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 26,
at 498 W. Dearborn St.,
Englewood. Cash bar, enter-
tainment, silent auction and
more. Tickets are $35, with all
proceeds benefiting EARS
Animal Rescue Sanctuary.
Call EARS at 475-0636.
YMCA triathlon
The 2007 Venice YMCA tri-
athlon will take place at 7:30
a.m., Sept. 1, at Sharky's on
the Pier, 1600 South Harbor
Drive. The event consists of a
400-meter swim, a 10-mile
bike ride and a 5K run.
Sharky's will host a post-race
breakfast for participants. To
register for the event, visit
active.com or call 492-4716.

Golf tournament
The third annual Ron Gordon
Charity Golf Tournament to
benefit the Humane Society
of Sarasota County takes
place Saturday, Sept. 8, at
Stonebrook Golf and Country
Club on Palmer Ranch, Sara-
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HILLSTROM
COLUMNIST


: I'm back from a fabulous
:family get-together and hap-
:py to return to my own com-
'munity of South Venice
Beach.
Our full agenda at Mon-
day's board meeting certainly
:brought me back in a hurry.
At a special meeting in July
;held at Shamrock Park, the
-South Venice Civic Associa-
*tion was invited to join in a
challenge to improve and
bring activities to Challenger
Park, a large area located
within our subdivision at
Ponderosa and Pompano
roads currently managed by
Sarasota County Parks and
Recreation.
Around 1986, seven trees
were planted at the park in
memory of the astronauts


who lost their lives in the
Challenger spacecraft trage-
dy. Fencing and landscape
were added as well as play-
ground equipment, a horse
shoe pit and ballfield.
Today, the park has been
sorely neglected, and graffiti
and fire ants inhibit neigh-
bors from sending their chil-
dren to play there.
The interest of several
SVCA members is to clean up
the park and make it a prac-
tice field for youth soccer. The
group called a meeting to
attract immediate neighbors
and soccer enthusiasts and
several attended.
After the discussion, they
drove to Challenger Park to
check out its condition and,
for some, learn that it even
existed. By the way, a big
thank-you goes to Domino's
Pizza who donated 10 pizzas
to the event, and also Hobie J
Gourmet Sauces for the deli-
cious meatballs.
At the Shamrock Park
meeting later in July, the
Friends of Shamrock Park, led
by its president, Jim Mahon-
ey, heard from interested resi-
dents about ways to bring the
community into the project.
The next meeting will be held
this Saturday, Aug. 18, at 10


a.m. at the Shamrock Park
facility. The agenda will be
how to, and who to, take a
leadership role in forming a
Friends of Challenger Park
organization.
Did you know there is an
active countywide organiza-
tion called Friends of Sarasota
County Parks? It is not-for-
profit and dedicated to the
preservation of parks in Sara-
sota County.
Its mission is to build a
partnership between com-
munities and the park sys-
tem; to advocate for quality
services and facilities; and to
raise funds toward that pre-
servation. It is the umbrella
organization of many local
Friends groups. It is truly
made to order to guide a new
volunteer Friends of Chal-
lenger Park organization into
reality.
I am sure the Sarasota
County Neighborhood Grant
Program would be an excel-
lent source of funding to get
the project started.
If you want to improve
Challenger Park, please at-
tend the Aug. 18 meeting.

Ellen Hillstrom is the
South Venice Civic Associ-
ation development director.


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p.m., Tuesday and Thursday;
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Cancer support
* The Wellness Community
hosts free cancer support
groups, 10-11:30 a.m., Mon-
days, at Jacaranda Trace, 3600
William Penn Way. Two
groups meet simultaneously:
one for patients, onefor care-.,
givers and family 'embers.'
To register, call 921-5539.
* The Wellness Community
offers free, adaptive yoga
classes, noon-1:30 p.m., Mon-
days, at Jacaranda Trace, 3600
William Penn Way. To register,
call 921-5539.


* The Wellness Community
hosts a free small-group dis-
cussion, "For Men Only," 2-3
p.m., the first and third
Tuesday of each month (Aug.,
21) at 3900 Clark Road,
Building P-3, Sarasota. This is
a drop-in,, casual meeting
open to male cancer patients
at all stages of treatment for
prostate cancer. Call 921-5539
or e-mail hope@wellness
swfl.org.
Lunch and learn
The Wellness Community
,hosts a lunch and learn pro-
gram, noon-1.30 p.m., Mon-
day, Aug. 13, at Jacaranda
Trace, 3600William PennWay.
Patients and caregivers are
welcome for a discussion
about foods that promote

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HOROSCOPE FOR AUG. 17-AUG. 23,2007


ARIES (March 21-April 19).
Smart work versus hard work
is the game today, and you
can guess which side wins
out. Those in sales (and when
it comes down to it, who is
not in sales?) have success
with a disarming approach.
TAURUS (April 20-May
20). When you see things dif-
ferently from how a partner
sees them, sometimes that's
called a fight, other times,
beautiful, life-affirming diver-
sity. A Scorpio person chimes
in just when you need it.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21).
By doing your own thing,
you're not only pleasing your-
self, you may also be building
your net worth and in-
creasing other people's inter-
est in your talent.
CANCER (June 22-July 22).
You almost unravel a juicy
mystery. You don't solve it,
though what would be the
fun in that? Tonight, someone
is just as interested in you as
you are in him or her. Oh,
delight!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22).


You're better off being an
example than trying to make
an example of someone else.
One way to fight for your
principles is to live up to
them. And that's the best way
now.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).
What a flirty mood you're in!
Your crazy notions are so
adorable to the one who's
nuts about you. Water signs
(Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) fol-
low your every move.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23).
You've studied aesthetics -
perhaps not formally, but you
have superb taste. You want
to share your appreciation for
fine things with others, but
not just anyone. You delight
in the company of discerning
people.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
21). Still trying to get orga-
nized? Don't let it hold you
back. There will always be
some degree of clutter in your
world. Accept it. Use chaos as
the background for your for-
midable talent.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-


Dec. 21). When you make a
choice, you reject everything
that isn't that choice. Such a
sacrifice is necessary for you
to establish your life's direc-
tion once again.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19). You're getting more spe-
cific about how your life
should go through the end of
the month hopefully the
people around you are on the
same page. If not, they're
about to see your tougher
side.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
18). Whoever remarked, "The
watched pot never boils," did-
n't know your powers of con-
centration. You vigilantly
observe a project, enjoying
each tiny development along
the way to your ultimate suc-
cess.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March
20). Gatherings that you plan
now will be a fabulous hit. You
could get a job out of the
whole deal. Tonight, the per-
son you're thinking of is also
thinking of you. Pick up the
phone.


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ht unto all nations


Study sessions


BENNETT GROSS
RELIGION COLUMNIST


Through the ages our peo-
ple have always lived up to the
Hebrew meaning of the word
Israel, "wrestling." Wrestling
in the spiritual sense withthe
texts in the Torah, wrestling
indeed with almost every
facet of Judaism and especial-
ly with the most fundamental
challenge to religion: Why
does God who' is so good,
allow so much evil in the
world?
Those who have experi-
enced the ravages of the
Holocaust, the world's worst
atrocity have, of course, grap-
pled with that perplexing
question since its perpetra-
tion as have those whose
loved one have been taken by
natural disasters, acts of ter-
rorism or the recent collapse
of the bridge in Minneapolis.
Some have turned to the
Book of Job, whose main
character led the most pained
life of any character in the
Bible. "Why me," he asks.
"What have I done to deserve
all that has befallen me?" God
never tells Job why other than
to counter: "Where were you


when I established
world?"
As Rabbi Joseph Te
and Dennis Prager w
"The Nine Questions
Ask About Judaism,"
God, and who are
assume that we can
stand everything tha
pens in the world?"
Perhaps we can't; c(
not the forces of natu
unleash death and d
tion to all in its path,
cerning victims who
good life and those w
n't.


But we do know tha
God established the
and created man and'
he gave them the ab
choose between goo
evil; sometimes wise
other times to the dei
of others.
Yes, ultimately the
is ours and what better
can we make than to
the path of Hillel, who
approached about t
sence of Judaism, said:
is hateful unto you, do
unto others. The rest i
mentary."
It is with this spirit t
Jewish Center of Veni(


d the comes new members to a
spiritual home filled with
lushkin friendship and fellowship
rote in with RabbiAnnWhite, Cantor
People Marci Vitkus and its board of
"God is directors, working together to
we to make every facet of Temple
under- life a joyous experience.
at hap- It is also with this spirit that
the JCV is proud to be part of
certainly the Venice Interfaith Com-
ire that munity Association and par-
lestruc- ticipate in all its events foster-
not dis- ing mutual respect and un-
led a derstanding of the various
ho did- faiths that sewn together in
harmony make our country a
torch to the world.
Sunday, Aug. 26, 1-4 p.m.
the JCV will be participating
in a communitywide Syna-
gogue Open House presented
by the Sarasota-Manatee Jew-
ish Federation. It's an oppor-
tunity to tour our facilities
(including the Ruth Satzman
Levy Religious School), meet
our rabbi and cantor and vol-
unteer leadership as well as
at when experience our welcoming
Earth spirit.
woman That said, the JCV doors
Ability to are always open for all to par-
d and ticipate in our Shabbat ser-
*ly and vices, educational programs,
triment lecture series and social
events. We strive to build
choice community, not only within
choice our own, but also in the
follow Venice area, where we are all
, when so blessed to live. To be as the
he es- Torah instructs, 'A light unto
"What all nations."
not do Shalom.
is com- Bennett Gross is active in
Catholic/Jewish studies as
hat the well as other interfaith
ce wel- affairs.


Fisherman's Net Com-
munity Church hosts an
interdenominational
class on the History and
Background of the Bible,
Thursday, 7-9 p.m., at.
1101 South Tamiaumi
Trail. Cal.223-3077. '
First Christian Church
offers sevgral.study' .
groups at 1100 Center
Road. 9:30-a.m., Sundays;
adult Bible study group;
I 'am., Sundays: Faith
Corher Bible study
group; 7-8 p.m,
Thursday: adult Bible
study of the Book of
Romans; starting 6-8
p.mr., Snday, Sept. 8:
W.O.W Bible study'
Sgroup.Visit churchthat
cares.com or call 408-
8088.
w Pastor Randy Burt of
New Life Assembly of
' God presents i 10-week
study on the person and
work of the Holy Spirit
called "The Helper, 7 ..
p.m., Thursdays, aOtSouth
Venice Christian Church,
2390 Seaboard Ave. Call
493-0775..
Trinity Presbyterian
Church hosts a class on
"What Grace Provided"
. at 11:15 a.m., Sunday,
Aug. 19, at 4365 State.
Road 776. APBS docu- .
mentary narratedby
Walter Cronkite and
highlighting the lives of
Ruth and Billy Graham.


will be shown. All are
.welcome. Call 493-0018
or visit. trinitypc.org.
The Rev. Patricia Reiter
of Unity Church of
Venice beginW.a series aon
,"TheSecrets'of
Prosperity" at 7 p.m.
Wednesday in'August.
Reiter willus&the princi-
ples of Unity's Law of
Mind and Action that
.. have been taught for
more than'120 yeats.
Donations are welcome,
and the public is wel-
come. Call 484-5342 or
* visit veniceunity.coni.
Pastor Gary and Sheri
Roy facilitate "Men Are
Like Waffles Women
Are .L'ce Spaghetti," a
elght-week study dass
Son coiples,.at 6 p.m.,;
Sunday, at Colonial
OaKl Ba'tist'Church,
16901 BeeRidge Road,
Sarasota All are welcome
to this free class. Call-
377-2737.
Sandy Aug. 19, Is
opening day for the
Good Shepherd -
Episcopal Church -..
Sunmdayschool'dasses for,
grades kindergarten
through high school at.
115 Center Roa&d .
Nursery4s available.
Registration at 9:30 a.m.,
service at 10 a.m. Call s
497-7286.
First Baptist Church of
Venice hosts "Living


Beyond Yourself.
Exploring the Fruit of the
Spirit," an 11-week study
beginning Tuesday. Aug.
21, at 312 W. Miami Ave.
Two sessions daily: 9:30-
11:30 am. and 6:30-8:30
p.m., both in Small
Fellowship Hall. There
will be a charge for the
workbook, and childcare
will be provided for both
sessions. To register, call
Mary Lou at 408-0205 or
the church office at 485-
1314.
* A free discussion group
will meet to discuss Rick
Warren's book, "The
Purpose-Driven Life," 3-4
,p.m.,Thursdays, Sppt 6-
Nov.29, at jacaranda
Public Library, 4143
Woodmere Park Blvd.
The discussion will be
facilitate by Dr. Larry D.
Potts, who has attended
the instructional course
conducted by the author.
Participants will need to
bring their own copies of
the book. To register, call
Potts at 493-7504, 9:30
a.m.-noon, Tuesday
through Friday.
* Veriice Bible Church
holds an 11-week
women's Bible study,
based orn "Living Beyond
Yourself" by Beth Moore,
starting at 9:30 a.m.,
Monday, Sept. 10, at 2395
West Shamrock Drive.
Call 493-2788.


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VENICE
PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH

lay Worship 10 AM
ing childcare available
Island, 2 blocks S. of Venice
I Medical Center on The Rialto

488-2258
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CHRIST UNITED
METHODIST
CHURCH
Steven Miller, Pastor
Larry Potts, Associate Pastor
Sunday Morning Worship
Year Round 10:30am
Nov.-Apr. 8:30am & 10:30am
Sunday School 9:00am
Nursery Provided For All Services
0 493-7504
1475 Center Road, Venice
www.cumc.info

LAKESIDE LUTHERAN
CHURCH
2401 S. Tamiami Trail
Across from So. Cty. Admin. Bldg.
The Rev. Dr. Randy Winkel
493-5102
www.lakesidelutheran.net
Worship 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.
Contemporary Service 9:15
Adult Bible Study 9:15
Sunday School & Nursery 10:30
Youth Group Sundays at 6 p.m.
PRESCHOOL 497-5858
Christian Marriage & Family Counseling
Counseling Office 493-5102


St. Mark's Episcopal Church


Office 48.77n14


508 ivlera Street, Venice (2 blocks behind Venice ReplonlMedicel Cen&r)
- Satura 5 p.m. Holy Communion
n/ Sunday 8a.m. Holy Communion
S10.m. Holy Communion (wth Nduity)
/ Welr)esday 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion & Healing Service
The R visit us at www.stnlamArsce.o4r


SPIRITUALLY

HOMELESS?
Seeking
... a deeper spirit?
... a life that matters?

Welcome Home
Venice
United Church of Christ
620 Shamrock Blvd.
Every Sunday at 10:00
More Information? 493-6741
www.veniceucc.org
www. ucc.org


OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA)
'Sunday Worship 10 a.m.
Sl Tuesday Healing Service 9:30 a.m.
^ ?Bible Study 10:00 a.m.
,, 2705 N. Tamiami Trail, Nokomis
Pastor Sarah Brown
We welcome you! 941-966-4442


Auburn Road Presbyterian Church
S(Presbyterian Church in America)
642 N. Auburn Rd. 485-3551
Dwight L. Dolby, Pastor
Sharon E. Rogers, Director of Music
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible Class 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday Eves Prayer Service 7:00 pJmn.
visit our webside: www.arpca.org


There's a place for you here
Emmanuel Lutheran
Church-ELCA
790 Tamiami Trl. S, Venice On the Island!
488-4942
Worship with us -
Nursery provided Sat. & Sun.
Worships: Sat. at 5:00 pm Sun. at 9:30 am
Thursday Prayers for Healing 10 am
Counseling Appointments 926-2959


First Baptist
Church of Venice
312W. Miami Ave.,
485-1314
Hours of Worship
Sunday School 9:30 AM
Classic Worship Service
8:30 AM
Contemporary Worship
Service 10:30 AM
Evening Worship 6:00 PM


Nursery-Children-Youth Groups
Small Groups-Bible Classes
Sunday Services 9:00 & 10:40 a.m.
2395 W. Shamrock (West of US 41)
493-2788
www.venicebiblechurch.com


IAswmblyofCGod
A family of believers with a strong emphasis
on charismatic worship and the gospel
Meeting at South Venice Christian Church, 2390 Seaboard Ave., S. Venice
Call 941-493-0775 or check the web @ www.niaog.org
NEW SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
SUNDAY: Main Service at 2:30 p.m., Adult Bible Study at 1:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: Family Ministries Night at 7:00 p.m.
A full range of children's ministries is available at these services


New Hope
i Christian Church


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PEOPLE OF ENCOURAGEMENT
SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE at 10:00
Contemporary Music Casual Dress Practical Messages Great Coffee
f 249 South Tamiami Trail Palm Square Shopping Center Nokomis
S488-8051 or www.newhopepeople.org



The Jewish Center of Venice

invites ou to An Open Hiowse

Sunday, ;ugust 26, 2007 from I to 4 T1

Come and learn what our center has to offer. 'We
have 1Xeligious Services and many varied programs.
Meet our members, officers and directors, for more
Information, call Gloria Sussman. 488-2533.
Refreshments will be served..All are welcome.
JeWish Center of Venice
s 600 North Auburn Road, Venice, F! 3429


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Venice-Nokomis
United Methodist Church
Sunday Worship:
10:00 AM
Children's Puppet Church:
9:45 AM
Sunday School 11:00 AM
208 Palm Avenue,
Nokomis
Phone 488-4137
(West of US 41,
4 blks. of Albee Road)
c www.vnumc.net
s vnumc@verizon.net
Pao: J. Gonion H, J. Ralph Bu


UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION OF VENICE
1971 Pinehpook Road, at Edmondson Road
A Welcoming Congregation
Sunday service in our sanctuary at 10:30 a.m. each week
Minister: Rev. Susanne Nazian Music Director: Deborah Berioli
www.uucov.org Sunday School at 10:30a.m. tel.485-2105


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Farewell


Diocese names executive director for

Catholic Community Foundation


Larry Chiulli, left, and Yvonne Koeper bid Father Jan Antonik good luck in his transfer from
Epiphany Cathedral to St. Thomas More Catholic Church.


RELIGION BRIEFS


Iraq presentation
U.S. Army Major Timothy Mc-
Kee discusses "Cultural and
Spiritual Experiences While
Serving in the Middle East" at
11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 17, at Our
Savior Lutheran Church, 2705
North Tamiami Trail, Noko-
mis. Bring a brown-bag
lunch; dessert and beverage
provided. Call 966-4442.
Concert
German concert pianist
Gregor Breier and his family
perform at 11 a.m., Sunday,
Aug. 19, at Fellowship Bible
Church, meeting at the South
Venice Community Center at
720 Alligator Road. All are
welcome; nursery provided.
Donations welcome. Call 496-
8590.
Card party
Epiphany Cathedral Council
of Catholic Women hosts an
indoor "beach party," noon-
3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 21, at
Epiphany Hall, 310 Sarasota
St. Enjoy an afternoon of
cards and games. Donation:
$6. RSVP to Anne at 493-8368.
Women's events
* The Women's Fellowship of
the Venice United Church of
Christ, hosted by Deborah
Circle, meets at 11:30 a.m.,
,Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Cafe
Venice, 116W. Venice Ave.
* The Venice/Englewood
Chapter of Women's Aglow
Lighthouse meets, 6:30-9
p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, at
Venice HealthPark, Lions
Club entrance, 1201 Jacara-
nda Blvd. Dramatist and vo-
calist Sue Ulrich presents an
intimate look into the life of
Lazarus' sister. Women of all
denominations are welcome
for this free event. Call Pat at
(429) 484-5040.
Voice of the Faithful
Voice of the Faithful/Venice
Area meets at 7 p.m., Tuesday,
Aug. 21, in the Epiphany
Parish Library, 224 North
Harbor Drive. All are wel-
come. Call 412-1275.
Awana
International ministry club
Awana for ages 3 through
sixth grade begins Wednes-
day, Aug. 22, at Calvary Bible
Church, 1936 E. Venice Ave.
The church also offers youth
programs every Sunday. Call
485-7070 or visit cbcvenice.
com.
Spaghetti dinners
* The Venice Salvation Army
hosts an all-you-can-eat spa-
ghetti dinner for the commu-
nity, 5-7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 24,
at 1051 Albee Farm Road.
Garlic bread with choice of
sauce, beverage and dessert
for $5. Proceeds benefit the
Salvation Army TNT. Call 484-
6227.
* Our Savior Lutheran Church
hosts a spaghetti dinner for
the community at 5 p.m.,
Saturday, Aug. 25, at 2705
North Tamiami Trail, Noko-
mis. Enjoy snacks, spaghetti
and meatballs, salad, bread,
dessert, soda and coffee. Tick-
ets are $7 and must be pur-
chased by Saturday, Aug. 18.
Call the church office at 966-
4442, 9 a.m.-noon, Monday
through Friday, or Ron Gillis
at 486-0469.


Open houses
Tour area synagogues and
meet the rabbis, staff and lay
leaders. Chabad of Venice &
North Port (493-2770) and
Chabad of Sarasota (925-
0770) open their doors at 7:30
p.m., Friday, Aug. 24. Other
participating synagogues, in-
cluding the Jewish Center of
Venice (484-2022), will be
open 1-4 p.m., Sunday, Aug.
26. For details, visit the Sara-
sota-Manatee Jewish Feder-
ation Web site at smjf.org.
Youth group
Youth fellowship ,group Pow-
erHouse for sixth- through
12th-graders meets 7-9 p.m.,
Friday, Aug. 24, at First Chris-
tian Church, 1100 Center
Road. Visit churchthatcares.
comrn or call 408-8088.
Pancakes
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
offers a free pancake supper
the last Sunday of each
month (Aug. 26), 4:30-6 p.m.,
at 800 South Tamiami Trail.
All are welcome. Call 488-'
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Luncheon
First Christian Church holds a
fellowship luncheon at noon
the first Sunday of each
month (Sept. 2) at 1100 Cen-
ter Road. Visit churchthat-
cares.com or call 408-8088.
Car show
Sarasota Baptist Church hosts
a free car show, 10 a.m.-4
p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, at 7091
Proctor Road. The event fea-
tures Larice Hobschmitt and
Cruzin' to the Hop, as well as
food, music and prizes. To
enter or for more informa-
tion, call 922-1449 or visit sara
sotabaptist.com/carshow.
Rosh Hashanah
The Jewish Center of Venice
invites congregants and their
guests to a post-services buf-
fet dinner Thursday, Sept. 13,
at Venetian Golf & River Club,
102 Pesaro Drive. Cost is $24
for members, $26 for non-
members, and $12 for chil-
dren younger than 12. For
menu choices, call the JCV at
484-2022.
Awards dinner
Ringling College's Awards
Dinner, sponsored by the
American Jewish Committee,
takes place Thursday, Oct. 25
at Michael's On East, 1212 S.
East Ave., Sarasota. To learn
more, contact Hope at hope.
conner@yahoo.com.
Agape fundraisers
Agape Flights hosts a "Wings
of Hope" dinner, 6:30-8 p.m.,
Thursday, Nov. 8, at Venice
Assembly of God Church, 695
Center Road. Music by Phil
and Jan Enloe of the Inter-
national Music Ministry. A
second fundraiser will be held
at a noon luncheon, Feb. 21,
2008, at Christ United Meth-
odist Church, 1475 Center
Road. RSVP to either event at
488-0990 or by e-mail to go
missions@agapeflights.com.
Support groups
* Emmanuel Lutheran Church
at 790 South Tamiami Trail
hosts a grief support group,
10:30 a.m.-noon, Mondays.
Call Bev at 488-4942.


* A support group for those
who have lost a loved one to
suicide meets 3-4:30 p.m. the
first Friday of each month at
Epiphany Cathedral Parish
Library. Led by Bev Zeiss,
R.N., certified grief counselor.
* A bereavement support
group is held 4-5:30 p.m. the
second and fourth Thursday
of each month at Epiphany
Cathedral Parish Library. All
are welcome. Call Phyllis Jack-
son at 493-5436.
* Healing Hearts Grief and
Crisis Support meetings are
held at 7 p.m. Thursday at
the Venice Assembly of God
Church at 695 Center Road.
Call JoAnn Myers at 492-5191
-or the church at 497-5683.
* Victory Baptist Church, 241
Burney Road, Osprey, hosts a
local chapter of Reformers
Unanimous International,
helping those with addiction.
The group meets 7-9:30 p.m.
Friday. Call Pastor Arlo Elam
at 966-4716 or visit reform.
com.
Beach event
Pastor Randy and the musi-
ciainsand singers from New
Life Assembly meet Fridays
one hour before sunset near
the lifeguard station at Venice
Beach. Bring a chair and your
request for a favorite gospel
song. Call 493-0775 or 497-
7142.
Healing
* New Life Assembly of God
presents Taking Hold of God's
Vision: Healing at 7 p.m. the
first and third Tuesdays of the
month, presenting a biblical
view of sickness and God's
provision for healing. A video
study by Keith Moore, "God's
Will to Heal," will be present-
ed, followed by a question-
and-answer period and dis-
cussion. New Life meets at
South Venice Christian Church,
2390 Seaboard Ave. Call 493-
0775.
* Suncoast Worship Center
has a community healing
room that is open free for the
public, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thurs-
days at 881 South River Road,
Englewood. Call 474-5045.
* Angel Ministries offers a free
Reiki healing clinic, 4-7 p.m.,
Wednesday, at Church of the
Angels, 2269 South Tamiami
Trail. Call 492-4995.
Buddhist meditation
Judy Posner teaches a begin-
ners Buddhist meditation
Monday, 7-8:30 p.m., at
Woodmere Park Community
Center, Room 2-B, 3951
Woodmere Park Blvd. This
introduction to meditation
from the Kadampa Buddhist
tradition includes two guided
meditations and a short talk.
All are welcome. Donation:
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The Diocese of Venice has
named Philip Flynn III as ex-
ecutive director of the Cath-
olic Community Foundation
of Southwest Florida Inc., a
501(c)(3) corporation set up
to build and manage endow-
ments to fulfill the needs of
diocesan member organiza-
tions such as schools, parish-
es, ministries and outreach
programs.
"The Catholic Community
Foundation of Southwest
Florida is the avenue for all
the faithful in the Diocese of
Venice to come together as a
giving community," said Flynn,
who has made a career of
helping nonprofit organiza-
tions with fundraising for the
past 25 years. "As the execu-
tive director, I believe that my
role is to continue to foster
good relationships with
members of our Catholic
community and give them a
vehicle that will enable them
to help their brothers and sis-
ters in the years to come."
The Catholic Community
Foundation was established
in 2002 as a vehicle for donors
who wish to contribute in
perpetuity to the schools,
parishes, institutions and
agencies of the Diocese of
Venice. The Catholic Com-
munity Foundation will pro-
vide funds, particularly en-
dowed funds, to be used as
financial support and grants
for charitable and religious
purposes.


Philip Flynn III is the new executive director of the Catholic
Community Foundation of Southwest Florida Inc.


The foundation will also
receive, hold and invest assets
bequeathed or gifted to the
Diocese.
Flynn and the foundation
will also oversee planned giv-
ing and fund development for
the Diocese.
"Charity starts here at
home first," Bishop Frank J.
Dewane' said. "Having had
the opportunity to visit our
10-county Diocese, I have
seen the tremendous growth
and the needs that have
arisen from that growth
throughout the Diocese. It is
our responsibility to address
those needs, including edu-
cation, social service and sup-
port for the poor. There is
much to be done and the
foundation will help tremen-
dously. With a generous
response from the people of
God, we will be able to help
our brothers and sisters."


Flynn was born and raised
in the New York City area. He
earned a bachelor's- degree
then a master's degree in
administration from State
University of New York, New
Paltz. He then earned a doc-
torate of education in admin-
istration and supervision
from North Carolina State
University,
Before joining the Catholic
Community Foundation, Flynn
worked for a consulting firm
in Vero Beach, Fla., where he
advised nonprofit .organiza-
tions in management prac-
tices and compliances of
fundraising. He and his wife,
Gwendolen, have three chil-
dren, Mathew, 15; Emma
Maisie, 6; and Philip Riley, 4.
For information, contact
Adela Gonzales White, com-
munications director, at 486-
4702, or agwhite@diocese
ofvenice.org.


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recovery during and after
cancer. A complimentary
lunch is available. To register,
call 921-5539.
Health screenings
The Sarasota County Health
Department's Health in
Motion Medical Unit visits
Elsie Quirk Library, 9:30 a.m.-
3 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14, at
100 W. Dearborn St., Eng-
lewood. Services include
adult immunizations, health
education and eligibility
screening. Call 861-5000 or
861-2852.

Crohn's help
A monthly Crohn's Disease
Support Group meets at 7
p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 15, in
the Englewood Community
Hospital Cafeteria, 700 Med-
ical Blvd. This free meeting
also addresses colitis, IBD
and IBS. Call 815-3669.
Hearing loss group
The Hearing Loss Association
of Sarasota meets 1:30-3:30
p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 15, in
the auditorium at Selby
Public Library, 1331 First St.,
Sarasota. Dennis Silver dis-
cusses his travel to China,
with travel tips for the hard of
hearing. The public is wel-
come to this, free event. Call
484-5461.
Diabetes support
Englewood Community Hos-
pital and Dr. Lenita Hanson
cosponsor a monthly Living
Smart Diabetes support
group, meeting at 9 a.m.,
Monday, Aug. 20, in the cafe-
teria, 700 Medical Blvd. Call
207-3000.

Physician lecture
Jay Meyer, board-certified
internist, presents What's
New in Emergency Medicine
at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 20,
in the Administrative Con-
ference Room at Englewood
Community Hospital, 700
Medical Blvd. Reservations
required. Call 473-3919 or
(888) 685-1598.


Pain options
H2U Health Happiness and
You at Englewood Commun-
ity Hospital meets at 1 p.m.,
Monday, Aug. 20, in the
Suncoast Auditorium at 700
Medical Blvd. Marsha Mason,
RN, CPAN of Spine Care
Center of West Florida, dis-
cusses common causes of
back pain and how to avoid
these ,painful problems. Call
473-3919 or (888) 685-1596.
H2U potluck
H2U Health Happiness and
You at Englewood Commun-
ity Hospital invites all mem-
bers to a potluck lunch fol-
loWed by games, noon, Wed-
nesday, Aug. 22, in the
Suncoast Auditorium at 700
Medical Blvd. Admission is
$1. Bring a dish to share and
beverage. Plates and plas-
ticware provided. RSVP to
Gale at 473-5048.
Nominations sought
The HIV/AIDS Network of
Sarasota is accepting nomi-
nations for volunteers to
serve as members of the
review committee to make
recommendations on fund-
ing for HIV/AIDS prevention
grants for fiscal year 2007-08.
The committee comprises
seven or eight members and
at least two alternates who
will be asked to review grant
applications 1-4 p.m., Wed-
nesday, Aug. 22, in the audito-
rium at the Sarasota County
Health Department. Call Joan
Surso at 861-2976.
Nar-Anon
A support group for those
who have loved ones affected
by 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.

AI-Anon
Al-Anon and Alateen family
meetings take place several
times a week at area loca-
tions. Call 426-7655 or visit
southfloridaal-anon.org.

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., Mon-
days
* Let Go & Let God AFG,
Venice Presbyterian Church,
111 E. Firenze St., 7:30' p.m.,
Tuesday
* FreedomAFG, 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.,
Thursday
* Step in the Right Direction,
St. Mark's Episcopal Church,
508 Riviera St., 7 p.m., Fridays


* Saturday Night Live, Em-
manuel Lutheran Church,
790 South Tamiami Trail,
7 p.m., Saturdays
* Keep it Simple Sunday, Em-
manuel Lutheran Church,
790 South Tamiami Trail,
7 p.m., Sundays

Educational programs
The Alzheimer's Association
has numerous educational
programs open to the public.
Offerings include Basic
Course for Caregivers, Main-
tain Your Brain and informa-
tion about local caregiver
support groups. They will also
come to your community
with the Memory Mobile and
a speaker's bureau for presen-
tations. Call 365-8883 for
details and locations.

Bereavement group
The Bereavement Support
Group meets 3-4 p.m., the
second and fourth Thursdays
of the month in the
Administrative Conference
room at Englewood Com-
munity Hospital, 700 Medical
Blvd. Call 697-0783.

Parents support
PAST Parents of Addicts
Sharing Time meets the sec-
ond and fourth Thursdays, 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.
Down Syndrome
support
The Manasota B.U.D.S.,
South County Branch,
Down Syndrome Networking
Group, meets the first
Monday of each month, 6-8
p.m., at PlayAway in Galleria
Plaza, 2097 South Tamiami
Trail. Meetings include edu-
cational topics, informal
sharing "and networking.
Refreshments and care for
children and siblings provid-
ed. \Vsit manasotabuds.com
or call 493-8907.


Summerstock players

are 'Footloose'


BY KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR

Venice Little Theatre's
Summerstock Company
staged a full-fledged musical
on the main stage at the the-
ater Aug. 3-4.
The summerstock expan-
sion of the theater's list of
educational offerings, under
VLT's Director of Education
and Outreach Sandy Davis-
son, is designed to give the-
ater students an experience
closely resembling the one
would-be professionals re-
ceive in summer stock the-
aters all over the United
States.
The only difference here is
that the students will pay for
the privilege, $350 each for
the six-week program. Every-
thing else is the same, begin-
ning with the auditions they
underwent to be accepted
into the program.
Don Dillon was brought to
VLT for the summer from
Kalamazoo, home of the third
largest community theater in
the country. With more than
20 years as college drama
teacher and music director,
Dillon was the first choice of
Duwain Hunt, theVIT's direc-
tor of advancement and the
creator of the program at the
University of Omaha that was
the model for the VLT's tech-
nical apprentice program.
After auditions were held
earlier this year,; 26 students
from New .Hampshire, New
Jersey, Michigan and the
Venice area were selected for
this year's summerstock pro-
duction of "Footloose," the
award-winning musical that
began as a film starring Kevin
Bacon. They have been work-
ing together since June 25 to


build the sets, plan advertis-
ing and promotion, create
costumes and rehearse the
show, polishing a vast array of
skills on their way to
Broadway or wherever their
hopes and dreams might take
them.
The story is about a young
man named Ren who moves
to a farm town from Chicago.
He is unprepared for the
rules at his new school,
especially the one about "no
dancing." Ren turns things
around'and the audience is
treated to some Oscar-nomi-
nated music and great danc-
ing.
None of the students knew
what part they would play
until three weeks before
rehearsals began. Arid then,
to make sure there would be
no prima donnas, everyone
began their summerstock
experience by replacing the
main stage floor at theVLT the
first day.
Before two weeks were up,
there were complaints.
They wanted to work seven
days a week, Dillon said.
"I expect this to become a
national model for communi-
ty theaters across the county,"
Hunt said. "Our goal is to
enhance the school pro-
gram."
Dillon said it was the
strongest cast of young peo-
ple with whom he has ever
worked, praising their "pas-
sion for performing."
All performances of "Foot-
loose" were sold-out. The
audiences were very well
entertained by these talented
actors.


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429-2911 or visit bpwengven.
com and follow the link to the
Women's Workshop.
Hospice training
TideWell Hospice and Palli-
ative Care's volunteer training
will be held in Venice, 9 a.m.-
4 p.m., Sept. 17 and 18 at the
Hospice Staff Center, 220
Wexford Blvd. in Plantation
Golf & Country Club. Lunch,
beverages and snacks will be
served. Completion of the
volunteer application form
and two volunteer reference
check forms are required
before course attendance.
TideWell Hospice and Palli-
ative Care does a background
check and provides an annu-
al mandatory tuberculosis
skin -test on all volunteers.
Space is limited. Contact
Linda at 441-2003 or pierce
@tidewell.org for an applica-
tion packet.
Emergency training
South Venice hosts a Com-
munity Emergency Response


Team training class, 1-5 p.m.,
Sept. 17-21, at the South Ve-
nice Civic Association Com-
munity Center, 720 Alligator
Drive, and at the Venice Fire
Training Facility. To register,
call Laraine at 493-3176.
C.E.R.T. meetings are held the
second Tuesday of each
month at 7 p.m. at the SVCA
center.
Humane Society gala
The Humane Society of Sa-
rasota County hosts its 15th
annual "Hot Dogs & Cool
Cats" formal masquerade
gala at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Sept.
23, at the Chelsea Center,
2506 Gulf Gate Drive, Sara-
sota. Enjoy fine dining, live
performances, dancing, auc-
tions and more. Costumes
optional. Tickets are $175.
Call 955-4131, Ext. 121.
Locks of Love benefit
Great Clips for Hair sponsors
a cutathon to raise awareness
for Locks of Love, 9-11 a.m.,
Sunday, Sept. 30, at 3562
Clark Road, Beneva Village
Plaza, Sarasota. The public is
welcome for a free haircut
when they donate 10 inches
of hair to LOL, a Florida-
based organization that pro-
vides hairpieces for children


suffering from long-term
medical hair loss. RSVP to
Great Clips at 929-7892.
'American Idol'
The Venice-Nokomis Elks
Lodge hosts "The Elks' Ame-
rican Idol," Saturday, Nov. 3,
at 1021 Discovery Way, Noko-
mis. Cash prizes for first-, sec-
ond-, and third-place win-
ners. Entry fee is $10. Guests
will be charged $15 for buffet
dinner and the show. Pro-
ceeds benefit Harry Anna.
Call Betty at 497-2753 or Rose
at 488-8069.
Craft show
The Even Keels, South Venice
Yacht Club, are taking reser-
vations for their Nov. 3 craft
show. Call Jean at 492-4109.
Beantown cruise
The Beantown Travel Club of
current and former Massa-
chusetts residents is planning
a 10-night Panama Canal
Adventure Cruise aboard the
Coral Princess, leaving Ft.
Lauderdale March 16, 2008,
with stops in Aruba, Carta-
nagena, Columbia, Gatun
Lake, Cristobel Panama and
more. Arrangements by Ve-
nice Travel. Call 488-2680 or
485-0624.


Annabell is a gorgeous red Chow mix found languishing in a
Mobile, Ala., shelter. She is an "heir" of dogs lost during Hurricane
Katrina. Annabell is quiet and laid back, well mannered, only
1-1/2 years old and wants her own family to love. Annabell prefers
women and children, and she gets along with other dogs. Call
EARS Animal Rescue Sanctuary at 475-0636 if you would like
Annabell to become.your couch potato.


Venice High School reunion


Venice High School Class
of 1977 holds a 30-year re-
union Labor Day weekend. If
you know of someone who
would be interested, please


contact Debbie Goode Pres-
ley at 485-3109 or send an e-
mail to ppanthernole24@ver
izon.net for more informa-
tion.


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PHOTO COURTESY OF SARASOTA-MANATEE JEWISH FEDERATION
Children played on the playground during last year's Family Fun Day.


Jewish community


invited to Family


Fun Day Sept. 9


FROM SARASOTA-
MANATEE JEWISH
FEDERATION

IMPACT, with event co-
sponsors Sarasota-Manatee
Jewish Federation and The
Better World Foundation for
Children, presents a commu-
nitywide Family Fun Day,
4-8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 9, at
Arlington Park, 2650 Walde-
mere St., Sarasota. This event
is free and open to the entire
Jewish community; it takes
place rain or shine.
Highlights of the event


include music, fun and
games, with indoor and out-
door activities including color
wars, swimming, pie eating, a
dance contest and more.
Attendees are asked to bring a
picnic dinner and invite their
friends. Participants are also
asked to bring a new or slight-
ly used DVD to be added to a
movie library for U.S. soldiers
serving overseas.
Call Elise at 925-4033 for
more information or visit
impactsarasota.com to regis-
ter online (requested but not
required).


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PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ENGLEWOOD ART CENTER
Nancy Colby, artist, assists Arnie Parios in hanging her painting
at the Englewood Art Center for the "Celebration of the 100th
Birthday of the Hermitage.'The Hermitage exhibit can be viewed
at the Englewood Art Center, Ken Mitchell Gallery, 350 South
McCall Road, Englewood, through Aug. 30. The Hermitage, 6650
Manasota Key Road in Englewood, is an artist retreat inspiring
creativity and communal living with fellow Hermitage artists.


Happy birthday, Hermitage


VENICE GONDOLIER SUN 9B


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