Title: Venice gondolier sun
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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: September 26, 2007
Copyright Date: 2007
Frequency: semiweekly
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Subject: Newspapers -- Venice (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Sarasota County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Sarasota -- Venice
Coordinates: 27.098611 x -82.438889 ( Place of Publication )
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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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Preceded by: Venice gondolier (Venice, Fla. : 1983)

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"I was really screwed up ... I hated everybody."

Pastor Dan Merritt on his sordid past as a Crips Gang member.


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workshop


City council postponed action on the proposed
condo-hotel, and will hash out height and
density issues in a workshop setting.


SUN PHOTO BY JEFF TAVARES, jtavares@venicegondollier.com
Pastor Dan Merritt at his Nokomis home after becoming an ordained minister. Merritt talks to teens about his gang past in hopes they
will not make the same mistakes he did.


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TO THE PULPIT

BY TOMMY MCINTYRE -
STAFF WRITER '4'-


Not many people with Dan Merritt's background as a
gang member and methamphetamine "cook" are as lucky
as he is they are either dead or in jail.
"I was really screwed up, yes, did some time, got stabbed
three times, loved to fight, alienated my family," Merritt
said. "I hated everybody."
Methamphetamine is a powerful stimulant that is addic-
tive. Sometimes it is called "speed." It can cause death and
is dangerous to make.
Please see GANG, 6A


Pastor Dan Merritt when he was a Crips gang
member in California. Today, Merritt, who has
been there, done that, counsels teenagers who
may be headed down the wrong road.


Sarasota County adopts 2008 budget


BY STEVEN J. SMITH
STAFF WRITER


The Sarasota County Commission
unanimously approved a countywide
budget of $1.1 billion and millage rate
of 3.3384 for fiscal year 2008 Monday
night, following a public hearing at the
Robert L. Anderson building.
The 2008 gross budget decreased
about $31 million from fiscal year 2007
and the millage rate came down just
more than 7 percent, according to fig-
ures provided by the county.
One mill equals $1 of tax on every
thousand -dollars of a home's taxable
value.
Monday's public hearing followed
one held Sept. 10, when a passionate
contingent from North Port filled the
Sarasota County Administration Center
to protest the possible closing of the
sheriff's Venice holding facility.
Sheriff William Balkwill threatened
to shut the facility down, claiming he
had no money in his budget to fund the.
extra $1,032,649 required to keep it
open. Although the county commis-
sioners passed a motion encouraging
County Administrator Jim Ley to work
with Balkwill to find more room in his
budget and other sources for the
facility, it was clear Balkwill would stand
pat.


'Unbelievable'
Fireworks of that nature did not
occur Monday night, except for a plea
from a contingent from Talking Books, a
branch of the Libraries department,
which faced a cut of $108,000.
County Commissioner Shannon
Staub was rankled at the fact this ser-
vice would have to suffer when the
sheriff refused to come down a single
dollar in his budget.

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"Something's not right in this world if
this is allowed to happen," Staub said.
Staub then moved that $108,000
come out of the sheriff's budget to keep
Talking Books alive. Her motion passed,
3-2, with County Commissioners Nora
Patterson and Paul Mercier dissenting.
Balkwill left the building shortly after
the vote. He was not happy.
"I haven't decided what I'm going to


do yet," Balkwill said. "We're talking pu-
blic safety with an overcrowded jail
right now. And they want to pull more
money away from us. Unbelievable."
No magic wand
Back inside, the. commissioners' ire
was aimed much higher than the sher-
iff's office it went straight to the state
Legislature, whose mandate forced next
,year's dramatic budget cuts.
"They're just creating a mess," Staub
said. "And they need to know about it. I
think we've done as much as we can do.
It's not going to be any easier next year.
It's just going to get worse unless some-
body has an epiphany up in Tallahassee."
Patterson agreed.
"You know, the real truth is if the
county budget is 30 percent of the total
tax bill, and you cut it in half, it would
reduce people's tax bill by only 15 per-
cent. You can only make huge reductions
if you address the major portion of the
bill- controlled byTallahassee which
is the school board budget. This can be
easily lowered, hugely, by adding some
more revenue to it at the state level."
That revenue included sales tax ex-
emptions and an Internet sales tax,
which could generate $3 billion per
year, Patterson added.
"We just don't have a magic wand,"
Patterson said.


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR

None of the estimated 100
persons who packed city hall
on Tuesday got to say a word
about the proposed Tra Ponti
condo-hotel.
They didn't have to.
After a spirited motion by
retired judge John Moore,
council unanimously post-
poned final reading on the
project, and the scheduled
public hearing.
Instead, they agreed to
workshop the project.
Moore led a spirited dis-
cussion on the proposed de-
velopment.
"The reason this is the
most important (issue we
may ever address) is it may
irrevocably alter the land-
scape of Venice not only for
generations to come, but for-
ever," he said.
"In order to meet that
responsibility we need to take
more time to get it right."
"The CMU (Commercial-
Mixed Use) ordinance is
unique. It literally requires
council to help design the
project along with the devel-
oper. We sign off on every sur-
vey, every plat and plan and
change, in partnership with
the developer. We can't do it
up here on the dais.
"It begs a workshop ... to
iron out all the issues on this,"
he said.
Questions
The key problems are
height and density.
Tra Ponti on the Waterfront
calls for five buildings, with


Sarasota County Sheriff's
deputies responded to the
Subway sandwich shop at
4193 South Tamiami Trail, in
Venice, Sept. 21, at about 9:20
p.m. regarding a robbery.
An unknown suspect en-
tered the Subway and or-
dered a sandwich. The sus-
pect then displayed a gun
and demanded money from
the cashier. The suspect fled
on foot in an unknown direc-
tion with an undetermined
amount of money.
The suspect is described at
a white male, in his early 20s,
about 5 feet 10 inches, and
heavyset. He was last seen
wearing a beige fishing hat,
gray muscle shirt, baggy
black shorts and carrying a
green and gray backpack.
Anyone with information
regarding the robbery should
call Detective Ryan Brown
with the Sarasota County
Sheriff's South Criminal


the highest at six stories.
It's designed for 145 con-
do-hotel units that are 1,500
square feet each and can be
subdivided (and rented) to
make 290 units, sitting on
2.88 acres.
That's more than 50 units
per acre, Moore said.
"I find it too high (and the
plan is) so vague it has the
potential to destroy every-
thing we're trying to preserve
in downtown," Moore said.
Moore wanted assurances
about the project that extend
well into the future.
"The thorniest issue," he
said, "is regulating the condo-
hotel so that it is not a sub-
terfuge for a condo."
"Once it's built, how do we
prevent it from going back to
a condo? They could do any-
thing. What happens if a retail
(store) or restaurant goes out
of business (throwing off the
required square-foot ratio of
retail to condo-hotel unit)?
Who's going to make that
decision. We haven't done
anything. There are so many
issues unanswered. We
haven't done our job.
"Should we license (this as
a hotel)? How will we enforce
this code?
"What we have isn't good
for the community, in my
opinion."
His remarks drew sus-
tained and vocal applause.
'Bait-and-switch'
One by one, each council
member sided with Moore,
for a variety of reasons.
Please see PONTI, 7A


Call 861-1708 or 366-TIPS if you
recognize this suspect in the
robbery of a Subway sandwich
shop Friday.
Investigations Bureau, 861-
1708. Or, contact Crime
Stoppers by leaving anony-
mous information at 366-
TIPS (8477); online at
www. sarasotacrimestop
pers.com; or by text messag-
ing TIP109 plus a message to
25735.


Good morning,
Gondolier Sun subscriber,
BOB ANDERSON


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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26, 2007


BACK IN TIME
SOUTH JETTY, 1960s


PHOTO COURTESY OF VENICE ARCHIVES
A fisherman pursues his hobby at the South Jetty in the 1960s.
Note the North Jetty bait and concession stand across Casey's
Pass in the background. For more on this and other historical
materials, visit Venice Archives and Area Historical Collection
at 351 S. Nassau St., across from West Blalock Park. The mis-
sion of Venice Archives is to collect and preserve historical and
archeological material relating to Venice and the communities
of Nokomis, Laurel and Osprey, whose histories have been
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BY JACK GURNEY
PELICAN PRESS

An abandoned complex of
four duplex and one triplex
rental units in the Pine Shores
neighborhood just north of
Stickney Point Road and west
of U.S. 41 will be demolished
by Sarasota County building
officials. A lien will be placed
on the property.
"The person who owns it
is an investor. She pur-
chased the buildings before
our real estate market went
southh" said Joe Foster, a
county code enforcement
officer. "She pulled demoli-
tion permits, then every-


Thing fell into a dilapidated
state."
Public property records
indicate Melissa A. DeMarco
bought the complex of five
contiguous properties in
March and April from Arthur
H. Barrett, James Martin and
J&G Ventures Inc. for a total
price of $936,000. Their as-
sessed value for tax purposes
is $1,511,200.
DeMarco is a Siesta Key
resident. The Pelican Press at-
tempted to reach her for an
explanation of what hap-
pened, but she has an unlist-
ed phone number.
"We are considering this
an abandoned site," Foster


said.
Forristall Enterprises has
been employed by the county
to remove all five buildings
and clean up the mess.
"We won't know how
much it will cost until all the
bills are in," said Jim LeGay, a
county code specialist who
oversees demolitions. "Work
should start this week."
The urgency to finally do
something with properties
that have been in disrepair for
years was triggered by a
phone call.- R#PO
"Mrs. DeMarco called
here and said she would not
take them down," LeGay
said. "She decided to walk


away, so we'll do the work."
While the property is not
protected against- trespass
by a safety fence, some ini-
tial work has been done.
The windows are gone,
potentially harmful as-
bestos has been removed,
old wells have been capped
and the septic tank systems
have been torn out.
"We'll total up all the costs
when Forristall has finished,
then add on a dollar figure for
the hours we have to be
there," LeGay said. "The lien
will include 10 percent annu-
al interest, and wilbhave to be
satisfied if she wants to sell
the property."


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Tropical Bob saw his first
yellow leaf this week.
Fall has arrived.
Unfortunately for T.B., the
yellow leaf was on a prize
hibiscus, perhaps signaling a
nutritional deficiency. Truth is,
the weather doesn't "feel" like
fall here. Temperatures and
humidity remain at summer-
like levels. We get daily thun-
derstorms.
Plus, the tropics are more
active now than they've been
all year. Blame that on La Nina
in the Pacific. History tells us
late hurricanes are to be
expected in La Nina seasons.
How many? Three in
September, two in October
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LET 'EM HAVE IT: HOW DO YOU LIKE THE NEW LOOK OF OUR FRONT PAGE? CALL US AT -I111.


Why? It is an absolute shame, the amount of litter along 41,
along any street and along the freeway. Now, we know children
can't be doing it because they don't drive, and if they did, it's
mommy and daddy's fault. Do the people understand that lit-
ter pick-up is in their taxes and there is no reason to throw it
out the window? Take it home, put it in the garbage can. It's a
shame how America litters. Are they ignorant, lazy or just plain
stupid and uncaring?


Southbound. If we had to
wait for the construction
company building 41 up to
Sarasota to build a highway to
heaven, we would all be gone
to hell.
Not here. If you believe in
freedom of speech and the
right to protest without fear of
retribution, don't move into
Pinebrook as long as the cur-
rent board of directors is in
power.
Uni-cycle. Riding west on
Center Road at the intersec-
tion with 41 Bypass, the light
will not recognize a single
motorcyclist sitting there. The
only way we can get through
the light is to make a right


onto 41, make a U-turn and
come back, and then make a
right on Center Road, unless
we have a car joining us at the
intersection.
"Smart," not "no." The re-
cent column by guest colum-
nist Jim Clinch about how the
city of Venice should grow
and look in the future is so full
of untruths that I suspect he
may have been trained as a
disinformation specialist by
the Central Intelligence Agen-
cy. There are no anti-growth
groups in Venice. Rather,
there are Venice residents
who support smart growth
rather than developer-con-
trolled growth. The smart-


growth philosophy, an idea
whose time has come all over
this country, supports citizens
rather than developer power.
If you want to have more
influence on how Venice, this
beautiful, small city on the
gulf, looks in the future, vote
in November. And consider
also voting "yes" for the
super-majority amendment,
an amendment to the Sara-
sota County charter.
Says who? I had to call
because of the woman who
called in and said Democrats
cheat, and she knows because
her father told her so. There's
good and bad in both Re-
publicans and Democrats.
Being a Democrat, I don't be-
lieve we cheat anymore than
the Republicans, but maybe
we do because her father told
her. She sounds like some
innocent little child who is
going to grow up and do
exactly what her father says.
Also, in the letter to the editor,


Trashing the litterbugs


it wasn't Iraq that bombed the
World Trade Center, it was bin
Laden, and he's still out there.
Pakistan, Saudi Arabia it
has nothing to do with Iraq or
even Afghanistan. But these
people keep saying, "Re-
member Sept. 11." I just saw a
thing on TV how President
Bush has completely chang-
ed. We'll never win because
Iraq doesn't want to fight its
own battles. We'll be there,
according to the Republicans,
for the next 20 years. We start-
ed it up, and they won't fight
for themselves.
Hot water. OK, what's the
real reason that the-Farmer's
Market was moved to Miami
Avenue? You've given the rea-
son as the need for hot water.
Well, where's the hot water on
Miami Avenue? It's interesting
how it coincides with some-
one purchasing the Burgandy
Square Building. I wonder if
there's a correlation between
the two. Also, it's nice that
there's concerts at the gazebo
downtown, but they coincide
with kids laughing and play-
ing nicely in the water park
next door, which distracts


from the concerts. Perhaps
the concerts should be at the
park at the gazebo. Finally,
what's the deal with the circus
clowns being painted on the
wall down south of the hospi-
tal? I think there should be a
story done on what's happen-
ing with murals in town.
Fine print. I'm calling
about your TV guide. I've just
gone through the whole
thing, and I am so mad, I
don't know how to talk. This is
absolutely ridiculous. All the
people here will have to go
and get new glasses. The ma-
jority of people living in this
area will have to get new
glasses. I have 20/20 vision
and I'm having trouble with
it. Also, I do not like how it's
shown. I've had this paper for
30 years, but I'm about to go
somewhere else for my read-
ing. I hope you change it back
to the way it was for the sake
of all the older people in
Venice who use it most of all.
Another view. A person
whose initials are BF in the
Gondolier Sun expresses his
opinion that the only way to
heaven is through Jesus. To


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GANG from Page lA
Merritt, 38, was a member
of the notorious "Playboy
Gangsta Crips" gang near Los
Angeles. He became a "ban-
ger" when he was 15 years
old. He has been "clean" more
than five years.
Now, he is an ordained
minister and his new family
consists of conflicted teen-
agers who, left to their own
devices, might become gang
members. He talks with them
every chance he gets.
"I start out by telling them
there is nothing you can do,
nothing you can see, nothing
you can imagine that I have
not already done," Merritt
said. '"And there is no need for
you to make the same mis-
takes."
Part of Merritt's credibility
is an 8-inch scar the runs ver-
tically up his chest the
result of surgery following a
knife fight. And a tattoo on the
lower part of his chest runs
through the scar. It reads: "FT
50" for "F--- the police."
Family
Ironically, most of Merritt's
family were law enforcement
officers.
"My father was a cop, my
mother was a police dispatch-
er, my uncle was a chief of
police, my stepfather was a
detective I was the black
sheep of the family,", Merritt
said, "I hated cops."
Merritt said he moved out
when he was 15 and lived on
the streets.
"I found a group of people


who were my (gang) family,"
Merritt said, "who would pay
attention to me."


looking for that recognition.
And yes, I always carried a
gun and always had money."


make is one of the things that
make it so dangerous.
Because of the toxicity,


The 8-inch scar on Pastor Dan Merritt's chest is testimo-
ny to his many years as a member of the notorious
Crips Gang near Los Angeles. The tattooed "FT 50" on
Merritts chest stands for "F--- the police:'."


Twin angel wings represent the bond between Pastor
Dan Merritt and his wife, Noe. He met her years ago
when he made a trip to Hawaii to set up a meth lab
while still a Crips member. Noe was not a gang member.


Kept the bosses happy
Merritt said he worked
hard to stay in the good
graces of his gang family.
"I was living with older, 17-
and .18-year-old kids. They
wanted drugs delivered, I was
their guy. They wanted drugs
sold, I was their man. I be-
came a great meth cook,"
Merritt said. "I looked for rea-
sons to fight. I was stabbed
three times."
Merritt said for gang mem-
bers, fighting is a rite of pas-
sage.
"It adds to your credibility
on the street," he said. "I was


Didn't care
A methamphet-
amine "cook" mix-
es the chemicals
commonly used
to make meth-
amphetamine in a
"meth lab."
While meth,
known on the
street as "ice," is not
to manufacture, the
can be extremely dan
Merritt said meth c
made with items or
found in a grocery sto
feed store. Indeed, ti
fact that meth is so


Methamphetamine is an addictive drug that stim-
ulates the brain. It is made in illegal laboratories
and has a high potential for abuse and addiction.
Street methamphetamine is referred to by many
names, such as "speed, "meth" and "chalk."
Methamphetamine hydrochloride, clear chunky
crystals resembling ice that can be inhaled by ,
smoking, is referred to as "ice," "crystal," "glass"
and lina'."
Meth's effects include irritability, insomnia, confu-
sion, tremors, convulsions, anxiety, paranoia,
aggressiveness, hyperthermia and convulsions. It
also causes increased heart rate and blood pres-
sure and can cause irreversible damage to blood
vessels in the brain, causing strokes.
Methamphetamine use can cause death.

difficult many law enforcement offi- like the
process cers wear protective masks ing.
igerous. and clothing when raiding a "Go(
can be meth lab. my hea
dinarily Finding and taking down out hi
ore and meth labs is a law enforce- dead. I
he very ment priority at the national Mer
easy to and local level, depths


Suicidal
People making meth have
been killed or badly burned in


came when his ex-wife and
baby daughter left him about
14 years ago.


THE CRIPS GANG
The Crips are a primarily, but not exclusively,
black gang founded in Los Angeles, Calif., in
1969 by 15-year-old Raymond Washington.
What was once a single gang is now a loosely
connected network of individual sets, often
engaged in open warfare with one another.
The gang has grown to be one of the largest and
most powerful gangs in the United States with a
membership of more than 30,000 members.
The gang is known to be involved in murders,
robberies, drug dealing, among many other crimi-
nal pursuits.
The Grips are known to have an intense and bit-
ter rivalry with the Bloods as well as with some
Chicano gangs.
They are also locked in an ongoing struggle over
the drug trade with the Vice Lords in Memphis,
Tenn.

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lab explosions.
"I really didn't care
if I lived or died,"
Merritt said. "I
tried to kill myself
three different
times. Once, I took
an entire bottle of
Tylenol."
Merritt said he
had a lot of help in
deciding he did not
e kind of life he was liv-

d finally got through to
art," said Merritt. "With-
m, I would have been
I was nuts, evil."
ritt said the absolute
s of his life as a banger


'All that did was make me
even more hateful and evil,"
Merritt said.
Merritt said one of the
most important things for
wayward teens to realize is
"Every wrong road has a cul-
de-sac at the end, so you can
always turn around and take
the right road."
Merritt said he will never
pass up the opportunity to
help a young man or woman
who is heading up the wrong
road.
His cell phone number is
445-0733.

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Tacy attempts to save community grants


A last ditch effort before Venice City Council fails
to maintain grants to service organizations.


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR

Council Member Rick Tacy
made a final effort Tuesday,
Sept. 25, before his peers on
city council to reinstate com-
munity grants eliminated in
the draft budget.
In fact, he made three
efforts.
Three times Tacy made a
motion to reinstate a portion
of the funds.
All three times his plea was
met by city council members
with near silence.
His first motion to reintro-
duce funds to organizations
like Venice Little League and
Project Graduation was sec-
onded, but only for as long as
it took other members to say
'no' to the request.
Tacy argued council didn't
give organizations enough


time to anticipate periding
cuts to their budgets.
The addition of $12,000 in
interest earned, recently
accounted for by the city,
could help span the gap until
the funds which happened
to be about the same amount
in community grants are
cut for certain next year, he
said.
Even with $12,000 in new
revenue staring at them, how-
ever, council didn't blink.
"We had this discussion
last year," said Council
Member Bill Willson. "How it
could sneak up ... I don't
know."
"We know the time is going
to come when we can't afford
to do this," Willson said.
He and the rest of council
are more worried about a
troubling state and local
financial picture down the


road.
Council voted down the
motion.
Undeterred, Tacy made a
second motion to reinstate a
portion of the $18,200 the city
spent last year on overtime
for police and fire protection
at events like the annual boat
parade, Sun Fiesta, St. Pat-
rick's Day Parade, if it hap-
pens, or the Sharks Tooth
Classic.
Tacy's motion was to pro-
rate the $12,000 in interest
earnings toward the cost of
traffic control and police pro-
tection costs which have
been waived in the past. The
motion died for lack of a sec-
ond.
Council will consider a
new set of fees to address
police protection at future
special events. A draft report
on the fees is due in a few
months.
Tacy's third attempt was to
provide the $4,000 request to
cover police overtime for Sun
Fiesta, since the annual event


is coming up in October, and
Women's Sertoma Club of
Venice, sponsor of the event,
would have no time to con-
sider alternative revenue
streams.
That, too, was met with
silence.
During public testimony,
no representatives of the
affected service organizations
spoke to the issue.
With that, council adopted
the $68 million annual bud-
get.
The budget gives residents
a 12.1 percent reduction on
their property taxes, in the
form of a reduced millage rate
from 3.344 to 2.939.
The total budget of $68
million is reduced by more
than $16.8 million from last
year's budget, or a 9.15 per-
cent rollback and reflects
the city's compliance with
new state limits on local gov-
ernment property taxation.

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CITY NOTES


Venice City Council took
the following action Tuesday,
Sept. 25:
Promoted and swore in
Sgt. Jason Adams, Lt. Eric Hill
and Capt. Tom McNulty,
Venice Police Department.
Acknowledged 20 years of
service from Donald Cail-
louette, comprehensive plan-
ner with the planning and
zoning department.
Reappointed Emilio Car-
lesimo and Battalion Chief
Shawn Carvey to serve two-
year terms on the Fire Pen-
sion Board of Trustees. Reap-
pointed James M. Middleton
and Carolyn Sharuger to
three-year terms on the His-
toric Preservation Board.
Adopted a resolution up-
dating the annual local miti-
gation strategy guide for the
city of Venice's Hazard Mit-
igation Activities and Flood
Plain Management Plan.
Approved a work order
for $108,620 to TGW En-
gineering for engineering ser-
vices to assist the city for final
design and construction for a


new lift station waste facility.
Approved the transfer of
$39,500 for the purchase of
new computers.
Approved a work order
for $89,500 for emergency
repairs of the reverse osmosis
concentrate Intracoastal out-
fall assembly by TGW En-
gineering.
Approved a work order
for $39,500 for professional
services by Kimely-Horn and
Associates to renew a permit
for the industrial wastewater
facility.
Approved a contract to
Curry Controls Co. of $35,382
for the upgrade of the SCADA
system at the Eastside Water
Reclamation Facility.
Approved the transfer of
$7,894 for the emergency pur-
chase of a steep pump for the
utilities department.
Awarded a bid of $4,770
to Sully's LLC of Nokomis for
the sale of city surplus items
and mowing equipment.

Compiled by Greg Giles
ggiles@venicegondolier.com


PONTI from page 1 A


"Originally, it was going to
have a whole lot more retail.
At this point I feel like we've
almost got the bait-and-
switch going," said Council
Member Rick Tacy.
Council Member Bill Wil-
lson at first advocated killing
the project, and sending it
back to square one.
"I threw out a compromise
last time," Willson said. "That


was an opportunity" for pub-
lic comment and debate.
"That's why I was prepared
to come in here today and not
support this."
Anticipating the criticism
that will come from some
who say the postponement is
just a ploy to move the con-
troversial issue past the up-
coming November election,
Wilson said, "I won't shy


away from anything. Let's talk
about it today."
"I voted 'yes' last week
based on input," said Council
Member Vicki Taylor. "It was a
very attractive plan, (but) like
Mr. Moore said, a lot (of
issues) weren't addressed.
Over the last two weeks I
reread the CMU ordinance,
and I think the workshop is
the only forum we can go


back to besides killing the
project. So, I would support
having workshops."
Council members John
Simmonds, Willson and Jim
Woods said they were pre-
pared to make a motion to
lower height on the project,
and debate height right there,
but they agreed instead to
workshop the issue.
"I supported (the project at


the last vote) with the under-
standing that staff had
pushed the developer to the
wall on density and height,"
Simmonds said, echoing a
sentiment articulated by
Moore and others on coun-
cil.
"It's pretty clear in the last
few weeks, the public doesn't
support it," said Mayor Fred
Hammett.


Instead, council members
will have an opportunity to
roll up their sleeves in the
upcoming months to see if
they can help mold a project
that is appealing to Waterford
Companies' developer Mike
Miller and acceptable to the
public.

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BOB MUDGE
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FAX: (941) 484-8460
bmudge@venicegondolier.com


OUR VIEW



Bringing home that River Road bacon


here's a good reason incumbents are
overwhelmingly re-elected to Con-
gress.
The proper term is constituent ser-
vice.
Informally, it's got something to do with
the culinary delights associated with mam-
mals of the Suidae family. Pork-barrel
spending. Bringing home the bacon.
It's real grass-roots stuff, and it can be
very effective, especially for new members
of Congress.
Rep. Vern Buchanan, the freshman Re-
publican from Longboat Key and District 13,
is proving to be adept in this particular
realm. It's a good thing for him. And, as these
things generally are, it's a good thing for us.
Buchanan won a hotly contested race for
the open seat last year. He squeezed through
a bruising party primary, then won by a


mere 369 votes in the general election.
The legitimacy of that vote was suspect
from election night on, because of apparent
voting machine malfunctions.
Some analysis indicated Democrat
Christine Jennings might have been victo-
rious if the touch-screen voting machines
had not registered an 18,000-vote under-
count.
While Jennings and the Democrats took
their protest to court and to Congress,
Buchanan took his seat in the Capitol and
got to work. He did not toe the Republican
line on all issues and showed moderate
political stripes.
He also worked the pork-barrel circuit.
It doesn't hurt that Buchanan is a mem-
ber of the Transportation Infrastructure
Committee.
He has worked on road-improvement


projects for U.S. 41 and U.S. 17 from Punta
Gorda to Hardee County, among others.
Last week, Buchanan met with Sarasota
County Commission Chair Nora Patterson
to discuss the county's road needs. High on
the list, Buchanan said, was River Road,
which runs from Englewood to Interstate 75.
In the coming year, the widening of River
Road will become more critical, especially as
Thomas Ranch is built out. It already is a
vital hurricane evacuation route for the
Cape Haze peninsula. It is the main thor-
oughfare for most Englewood residents who
need to reach the interstate.
For the most part, it is a sketchy, two-lane
blacktop. Sarasota County just dropped the
speed limit on a stretch of it from 55 to 45
mph.
The problem with widening it. is, of
course, the cost of the potential project,


soaring to more than $100 million. A big
problem calling for a big solution, and our
congressman is in a place where he can help
big time.
Buchanan said all the right things after
meeting with Patterson.,
"River Road is one of those areas where
it's probably going to cost a lot of money, but
the reality is it needs to be done," he told the
Sun papers.
He is helping to write the transportation
highway bill for 2009 in his committee, a bill
that will contain $200 billion to $400 billion
for the nation's road projects.
With the season of campaign promises
coming again, and the real potential for a
promise that could bring badly needed road
improvements, Buchanan is positioning
himself for a re-election effort to achieve a
more clear-cut victory in 2008.


Please bring LIFE back


BOB VEDDER
COLUMNIST


This week has been a sad
time around the Gondolier
Sun. One of our former em-
ployees passed away, presum-
ably from an overdose of drugs.
This young lady, only 40,
had worked for us since high
School and'had b'eenr b^e of
pir very best talents. She was
96 bright, so cheerful, so loved
by all that came in contact
with her.
Yet she, like so many more
that I know, got caught by
crack cocaine and other
drugs in a spiral that led her,
months ago to lose her job
and waste her life away. So
many of her family and
friends worked so hard, each
hoping to save this rich talent
who also had a couple of chil-
dren. She fought it and made
several recoveries, only to slip
back into the same associa-
tions and habits.
Currently, there are few
drug rehab programs; the
major one is First Step and, to
a lesser degree, Coastal Re-
covery and some private
practices that coach people
through recovery. I do not
think any is as good as the
LIFE program that was in
Osprey in the early '80s.
It was a hybrid of sorts that
was a lot like Alcoholics
Anonymous as it also treated
for alcoholism, but it was
stricter and did more than
that. That program attracted
people from all over.
Having watched friends
and associates over the years
throw their lives away or
struggle to find a satisfying
and productive life, I can only
hope that we work harder to
find a better solution.
Maybe this can be done by
one of the marvelous founda-
tions we have in our county.
Maybe, just maybe, the new
sheriff will want to make
rehabilitation as important as
incarceration.
I know that the person who
worked for us was a fabulous
woman who got caught up
with the wrong people and
the wrong things. I know we
all want never to see another
like her waste a life and leave
so much sadness.


By's Crack: Some banks
charge credit card interest
as high as 18 percent. No
wonder banks are held up.
People want them to know
how it feels.


Congratulations to Mar-


lene Merkle, the wonder
woman executive director of
the Venice Area Board of
Realtors, who is celebrating
her 25th year as head of that
organization. That obviously
is a record for a person run-
ning a nonprofit organiza-
tion.
' During her tenure, the Ven-
ice board has been recog-
nized 17 times as the best
board of its size in the state
and on 15 occasions has won
state awards for education.
Congrats to this Punxsu-
tawny, Pa., super talent.

Hope you like our new
front-page design of the Gon-
dolier Sun, the product of
Chris Morgan, composing
dear ent manager.
I'd like to thank .Com-
munity, National '3arik' for
sponsoring more than 1,000
copies of our paper to allow
kids to have newspapers in
class to learn from.
For you high school sports
fanatics, we have added a
high school sports site to our
Web site. Go to venicegondo
lier.com and click on sports.
That takes you to a second
page that lists all the schools.
Click on Venice, and there are
pictures from all sports, hun-
dreds that do not make the
paper that you may want to
see or even purchase. You can
even get them on T-shirts,
coffee mugs or just regular 4
by 6s or 5 by 7s.

Today's Ism: Why do they
sterilize the needle for lethal
injections?

The new dog dish is in be-
hind the Gondolier Sun,
thanks to Jeff Horvath and
Westco Fountains and the
inspiration of Andy Britton
and his dog, Annie. This is a
beautiful piece that allows the
owner to refresh the water
each time.

The south campus of Man-
atee Community College -
often called the Venice cam-
pus though located in North
Port had an 18-percent
increase in its enrollment this
fall, year over year.
That put the enrollment
for the first time ever at more
than 2,500 students. Summer
enrollment was up 38 per-
cent.
Ann Roggero, the talented
campus executive officer,
thinks there are many reasons
this has happened.
First, there are a lot of peo-
ple out of work who are going
back to get trained in a new
field. She also thinks the huge
publicity MCC got for its 50th
anniversary helped.
The newest reason has
been difficulty for students to
get in our state schools. By
attending MCC, they can go
for two years and then auto-
matically be accepted by a
state school.
Of course, another reason

Please see VEDDER, 9A


LETTERS FROM OUR READERS



Please keep the books talking


Editor:
Late in July it was announced that the Talking Books Library
in Bradenton would be shut down on Oct. 1. People with visu-
al and physical disabilities in Manatee and Sarasota counties
who have depended on this local service for more than 35
years reacted to the announcement by calling and writing to
their county commissioners.
As a result the service was funded through March 31. This
gave everyone hope, but the future of the service is still up in
the air.
Users of the service and their families and friends are not sit-
ting still. They recently gathered more than 300 signatures in
support of the service and mailed petitions to the county com-
missioners.
We encourage others in the community to join us and help
save a local program that means so much to people with dis-
abilities in our community, most of whom are elderly.
The Bradenton Talking Book Service is the oldest of 11 such
local services in the state. All libraries in Florida are facing bud-
get shortfalls; not one of them is eliminating local talking books
service.
Volusia County, for example, is raising fees on library fines
and nonresident charges, as well as making across-the-board
cuts in library services to avoid focusing on one segment of the
community. Surely the library managers in Manatee and
Sarasota counties' can follow the lead of other library systems
in the state.
The failure to do so will be viewed by many as uncon-
scionable and discriminatory.
Fred Duda
Membership Secretary
Venice Chapter
Florida Council of the Blind


What made
the top three?
Editor:
With regard to the start of
Ramadan and the fasting
obligations of the religion of
peace, a local Muslim, Mo-
hammed Elsayed, states,
"When we fast, we don't eat,
we don't drink, we don't fight,
we don't say anything bad."
Interesting that the most
important thing to Muslims
after eating and drinking is,


apparently, fighting.
Who knew?

Raymond Becket
North Port


We left these
problems behind
Editor:
We are but two of hun-
dreds of Venice taxpayers who
happen to be on summer
vacation not snowbirds,


but politically active folks that
live and spend our money six
or more months here at our
unique, jewel on the Gulf,
Venice.
In our case, we are part of
the "Dennis (Cape Cod) in
Venice" crowd. We're here
because we know what high
density and overcrowding
can cause; because we know
the negative impact high-
rises have on the character of
a community; because we
know the environment comes
first.
We are here because we've
"been there done that" on the
negative impact of overdevel-
opment.
Venice has not been well
served by the council-led
travesty for airport land
development (Marriott over-
looking Red Lake, etc.), by the
recent poorly managed char-
rette debacle disguised as
public participation, or by the
total lack of reference to the
Envision Venice planning
template.
We support an open and
publicly informed govern-
ment, one that rests on John
Nolen's premise and one that
respects the uniqueness of
this place.

Charlie and Nancy Flinkstrom
Venice

Say yes to
super-majority
Editor:
People are leaving Sarasota
because speculative overde-
velopment has created an
unbearable situation of high
property costs, high property


taxes, horrible traffic conges-
tion, strained water supplies,
pollution, loss of environ-
mental features, inability to
access our beaches and the
list goes on.
Our elected officials have
let us down by enabling this
over-building to occur. It is
high time we vote to approve
the super-majority amend-
ments to both the county and
city of Sarasota charters.
It's sad that, in the county's
case, a group of citizens had
to lead this effort. Shame on
the greedy speculators and on
our elected officials.

Joan Grimm
Sarasota

No peace until
Iraq finds it
Editor:
It will take years, maybe
centuries, to obtain world
peace, but it has to begin in
places like Iraq with the chil-
dren.
They are taught that Allah
wants them to kill all Chris-
tians and Jews. They are
taught that losing their life for
Allah is a privilege. This is a
job for people like Rev. Jerry
Eckert (who wants to send all
of us that are for this war to
Iraq) to turn this around.
Until it is safe for all the
people who preach peace to
be able to go there and help
them learn this way of life, we
have no choice but to protect
our country by fighting those
who want to kill us. Saddam
was like Hitler. Saddam killed

Please see LETTERS, 9A








SUN NEWSPAPERS 9A


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Put people ahead of party politics


A new Gallup Poll finds the
public approval rating for
Congress is the lowest ever,
with just 18 percent approv-
ing of the job Congress is
doing.
Political analysts have
offered several theories on the
record-low rating, but one of
the complaints I hear most
frequently is that partisan
politics is preventing Con-
gress from addressing impor-
tant issues.
As a new member of
Congress, I can tell you that
there is too much angry parti-
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I ran for office to serve the
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Along this line, it was
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Service Employees Interna-
tional Union three groups
that often disagree on federal
issues launch a national
campaign to urge action on
the important issues of health
care and financial security.
The "DividedWe Fail" cam-
paign is encouraging elected
officials and advocacy groups
to work together in a biparti-
san effort to find solutions
hat are fair to all generations.


I commend the organizers
of this campaign and support
their effort.
Many American families
are struggling to afford health
care, save for retirement, send
their children to college and
support aging parents. At the
same time, the high cost of
health care is limiting the
ability of small businesses to
survive and expand.
I applaud the "Divided We
Fail" campaign for urging
individuals, businesses, non-
profits and government to
come together to find solu-
tions and I am committed to
working with them. I recently
signed the "Divided We Fail"
pledge to work with diverse
groups and individuals as well
as my colleagues on both
sides of the aisle to develop
and implement common-
sense solutions to to provide
all Americans with access to
quality, affordable health care
and promote lifetime finan-
cial security.
We need to enact legisla-
tion that provides informa-
tion about the quality, cost
and effectiveness of health
care services, prevents illness
and promotes good health.
We also need to reduce health
care costs while maintaining
quality of care; develop secure
health information technolo-
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treats all generations fairly
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greater access to retirement
plans and financial incentives
to save. We must also encour-
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workers regardless of age
- can continue to work and
contribute to society if they so
choose.
Many of us will have legiti-
mate differences of opinion
on how to best resolve these
issues and I look forward to a
healthy public debate. But to
resolve these issues, I am
hopeful that a bipartisan ma-
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instead on finding solutions
we can all support.

Vern Buchanan represents
Florida Congressional District
13 in the U.S. House of
Representatives.


VEDDER from Page 8A L: I I I S from Page 8A


could be the tight economy
and higher school costs mak-
ing MCC a real bargain.

Edith and Lou Matson
sent me a clipping from a
New Haven, Conn., paper
about how mad people were
with a roundabout that was
being built.
In its "Sound Off" column
most people were negative
while one or two said it
slowed traffic, making it safer.

Don't forget two things:
Oct. 9 is the deadline to regis-
ter to vote, and Oct. 18 is the
start of a new era downtown
as participating Venice shops
start staying open every Fri-
day night, at least during sea-
son.

Robert A. Vedder writes a
twice-weekly column in this
paper.


hundreds of thousands of his
own people and was a threat
to our people.
We. lose so many of our
young in car accidents, drug
overdoses and many in our
military. We want our military
volunteers to come home, but
as heroes, not waving a white
flag.
We must win in Iraq and
then, and only then, maybe
someday we can have world
peace.
Lillian lannarone
Englewood
It's OK in
theory, but...
Editor:
I see that no one has ever
had to deal with a round-
about with a lot of traffic and
when 90 percent of the vehi-
cles need to go straight
through the intersection.


You are all going left and
for you to get out on the
roundabout you need to wait
for a break in traffic. That's all
right if you have a lot of peo-
ple turning, but if everybody
needs to go straight you are
screwed waiting to get out no
matter how many lanes you
have.
It's nice for a place like St.
Armands Circle, where every-
body is looking at everybody
else.
From someone who has to
drive it at rush hour.


Bill Salter
Venice


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Gondolier Sun.


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1OA SUN NEWSPAPERS WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26, 2007


Scenic-highway meeting


deemed a success


BY STEVEN J. SMITH
STAFF WRITER


* The Tringali Center was
the setting for a public meet-
ing Tuesday held by the State
Road 776 Corridor Advocacy
Group to inform the commu-
nity about a plan to obtain
scenic-highway designation
for the roadway.
Attendees received a bro-
chure outlining the proposed
"Lemon Bay-Myakka Trail,"
which meanders from South
Venice through Englewood,
Grove City, Cape Haze,
Placida, South Gulf Cove, El
Jobean and Murdock.
Along the way, visitors can
take in about 50 sights -
including nature trails,
beaches, historic homes, fish-
ing piers, restaurants and
artist colonies, to name a few.
"The turnout is great," said
facilitator Kathryn Ortega.
"We will look at the com-
ments we get and address


them. Letters of support
agreeing with the (scenic-
highway) designation will be
included in a special section
of our application."
The Corridor Advocacy
Group was formed in 2006 to
seek scenic-highway designa-
tion from the Florida De-
partment of Transportation
for S.R. 776 and two loop
roads branching from it -
Old Englewood Road and
Dearborn Street in Sarasota
County and County Road 775
and County Road 771 in
Charlotte County.
The group selected the
name "Lemon Bay-Myakka
Trail" for the route and plans
to submit the designation
application this fall for con-
sideration by the state com-
mittee early next year.
New things
Boards, displays and maps
were set up at one end of the
meeting room, while a short


film about the trail played at
the other.
Taylor Meals, proprietor of
Buchan's Landing, was
impressed.
"I never realized there was
so much to do in this area,"
Meals said. "And I live here."
Sign-up sheets invited
people to support the trail by
donating their time, services,
knowledge or materials for
public outreach or educa-
tional efforts, landscaping
and beautification projects,
and other activities support-
ing the scenic highway.
If you missed the meeting
and would like to get involved
in the project, you can learn
more about it online at
www.charlottecountyfl.com/
adv%5Fcommittees/CA; or
call Warren Richardson, com-
munications manager with
Sarasota County Planning
and Development Services at
861-5325.
ssmith@sun-herald.com


Myakka Pines neighbors meet


BY STEVEN J. SMITH
STAFF WRITER


Developer John Cannon
and his team of consultants
held a neighborhood meeting
last week at the Englewood
Sports Complex, where they
presented plans for a project-
ed community of 877 units on
438 acres surrounding Myak-
ka Pines Golf Course.
Construction will begin
within three to five years,
depending upon approvals,
according to Don Neu, senior
project manager with plan-
ning firm Wilson Miller, who
began the proceedings.
The plan consisted of three
conjoined neighborhoods com-
bining single-family homes,
townhomes and multi-family
units.
"It will be big lots around
the edges, then more dense as
we go in," Neu said, adding
that the plans for the commu-
nity include abundant allow-
ances for stormwater re-
moval, wetland enhance-
ments, water improvement
and open space.


"We're already required
under regulations to have 33
percent open space," Neu said.
"We'll more than meet that."
Cannon underscored those
remarks with the assurance he
would apply the principle of
green building to the commu-
nity, "because it's the right
thing to do."
The development will have
two entrances: one onto River
Road and another via a road
to be named Gissinger, which
will be an extension of Win-
chester Boulevard.
William Oliver of Tindale-
Oliver & Associates addressed
impacts of the new commu-
nity on River Road.
"We'll probably be generat-
ing on the order of 7,000 daily
trips," Oliver said. "In the short
term, we can meet the level of
service standards to get the
approvals we need and then in
the longer term those
improvements hopefully
come down the road to sup-
port good traffic circulation."
Oliver said the community
will not be gated. This will
allow traffic to flow through


the development and onto
the Winchester Boulevard
extension, he said, which will
help alleviate the burden on
River Road.
Tom Minnich, president of
the South West County
Alliance of Homeowners
Associations, objected to the
limited ingress and egress.
"I'm concerned about fire,
police and ambulance
access," Minnich said. "There
are frequent fires in this area
and flooding on River Road.
What happens to your people
there if that occurs? You can't
get out."
Cannon said he has
offered to put a fire station on
the property and pointed out
the site was situated on "one
of the highest areas anywhere
in south county," which he
believed would help mitigate
flood dangers.
"Because we are in this
third zone of evacuation and
because of the current zoning
codes and how we're going to
build these homes, we're
going to be an oasis in a
storm," Cannon said.


Residents and planners no closer on Green Way Park


BY STEVEN J. SMITH
STAFF WRITER


Once again, they said no
way to Green Way. ,
The third public meeting
on a plan for Green Way Park
- an 11.2 acre site at the cor-
ner of State Road 776 and Old
Englewood Road, currently
zoned for one unit per two
acres ended last week with
nearby residents and plan-
ners no closer to seeing eye to
eye on how it should be built.
Close to 50 residents
showed up for the meeting at
the Englewood Recreation
Center on 101 N. Orange St.,
headed by Joseph Gilberti


and Aldrin Giler of Giler
Urban Design. Their client,
G182 Land Enterprise, seeks
rezoning for the site to
accommodate mixed-use de-
velopment.
Gilberti's primary design
showed plans for a possible
upscale restaurant or com-
mercial buildings at the north
end of the site. At the south
end, near the adjoining neigh-
borhood, four of the six pro-
posed condominium units -
estimated to house 18 families
each were laid out just
inside a small, wooded area,
with water retention ponds
and a wall intended to. pro-
vide about a 100-foot buffer


for nearby residents.
The temperature iin the
room quickly got hot.
"Why condos? Why not
one-story, single-family vil-
las?" demanded resident Bill
Crocker. "Every time you
come back to us, there's more
and more buildings going in
there."
"You're only one or two
people of a lot of people
involved," Gilberti said.
But it was immediately
apparent most of the people
in the room shared that opin-
ion, including resident Vito
Bisceglia.
"Back in 1992, when (the
county was) doing the com-


prehensive plan, people who
lived in our development
were led to believe that piece
of property would be allowed
two houses on an acre,"
Bisceglia said. "This would.
mean five, six, seven houses,
whatever. That's why you're
hearing questions.",
Getting gas
Gilbert reminded every-
one the property was granted
13 units per acre in a 2005 rul-
ing that amended the coun-
ty's comprehensive plan.
"And I'm only doing nine,"
Gilberti said. "If what you're
saying was allowed, I doubt
my client would have bought


this land. But he hasn't got it
done yet. He needs a rezone."
"And that's why every-
body's here," Bisceglia said.
"Well, the only one-story
structure that could economi-
callywork here is a gas station,"
Gilbert said, to a roomful of
loud groans. "Don'tworry, I did-,
n't design it that way."
"But we don't want the area
developed your way," said resi-
dent Victoria Rice. "We like the
plain old, one single-family
dwelling per 2 acres."
"If I had a magic wand that
could do that, I'd be living on
the ocean," Gilberti said. "The
option of doing nothing is not
an option for my client."


As the residents angered
once again and started to
leave the room, Giler asked
for attention.
"Just remember," Giler '
said. "Development is going ,
to happen on that land this ,
year, next year, whenever. ,
Somebody is going to develop
it. There's going to be some- ,
thing there."
The rest of what he said ^
was lost in the din of the exit-
ing crowd, many of whom -J
plan to fight the development
when it comes before the
Sarasota County Planning "
Commission. No date on that o
has been set..
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Barbara J. Baum
Barbara June Baum, 77, of
Venice, Fla., formerly of Old
Saybrook, Conn., went on to
be with her Lord on Thursday,
Sept. 20, 2007.
Barbara was born Barbara
June Street on April 11, 1930,
to Josephine and Lorenzo
Dow Street in Middletown,
Conn. She was retired from
the Southern New England
Telephone Company prior to
moving to Venice. Barbara
was an active member and
volunteer for her church, the
Episcopal Church of the
Good Shepherd.
She is survived by her hus-
band, James L. Baum. Bar-
bara leaves behind her
daughter, Kathy E. Sheridan,
and granddaughter, Emily, of
Venice, Fla.; and son-in-law
Philip and grandsons Mat-
thew and Jason of DeSmet,
S.D.
She was preceded in death
by her son, Dexter C. Krulis,
and devoted stepfather of her
children, Walter J. Wendry-
chowicz.
Barbara was dearly loved
by her family and friends. She
will be deeply missed. Say
hello to Jesus for us, Momma.
Services: A memorial ser-
vice will be given by her fami-
ly and friends at 3 p.m. on
Thursday, Sept. 27, at Good
Shepherd Church, 1115
Center Road, Venice, fol-
lowed by interment in the


church's memorial garden.
Arrangements are being
made by Farley Funeral
Home.
Contributions: In lieu of
flowers, memorial donations
may be made in Barbara's
name to the Venice Christian
School Building Expansion
fund, 1200 Center Road,
Venice, FL 34292.
Charles W. Henry
Charles W "Charlie"
Henry, 94, of Venice,
formerly of Cincinnati,
Ohio, died Friday,
Sept. 21, 2007.
Charlie (aka Dude) was
born Feb. 19, 1913, in Cincin-
nati and moved as a "snow-
bird" to Venice in the 1970s.
He served in the Army during
World War II. He retired after
40 years of service from
Proctor & Gamble. He was
a founding member of St.
Paul's United Church of
Christ in North College Hill,
Ohio. Throughout his life, he
volunteered for many chari-
table concerns and was active
in civic affairs. He served as
North College Hill city audi-
tor, was on the board of edu-
cation and, for 26 years, was
president of the NCH Build-
ing & Loan.
He was a loving and gener-
ous husband, father and
grandfather for 70 years. He
will be fondly remembered by
all he knew as a kind and just,


friendly and helpful man.
Survivors include his wife,
Dorothy; sons Tom (Cindy) of
Venice and Mike (Diane) of
Cincinnati; daughter Pat (Jim)
Ervin of Blanchester, Ohio;
grandchildren Buffy, Travis,
Andrew, Angela, Marianna,
Matthew, Dawn and Sarah;
and six great-grandchildren.
Services: Services will be
later in Ohio.
Contributions: Memorial
donations may be made to
the charity of your choice.
Frances Jo Huddy ,
Jo Huddy, 90, of Venice,
Fla., formerly of Nelsonville
and Columbus, Ohio, died
peacefully on Monday, Sept.
24, 2007.
She was born in Nelson-
ville and attended Ohio
University, where she was a
member of Pi Phi sorority. Jo
worked for the Upper Arling-
ton Public Libraries in Co-
lumbus. She was married to
and preceded in death by
Paul Parker Huddy. She was
also preceded in death by her
parents, John and Elizabeth
Riley; siblings Thomas Riley,
Ellen (Walter) Quigley and
Mary (Harold) Maxwell.
Jo was a former member
of Boulevard Presbyterian
Church in Grandview, Ohio,
and was an active member of
Trinity Presbyterian Church
since moving to Venice iri
1983, where she was a mem-


ber of Naomi Circle.
Survivors include son Ste-
phen of Marysville, Ohio, and
his special friend Susan Mit-
chell of Worthington, Ohio;
son John (Charma) of Co-
lumbus, Ohio; and daughter
Joellen of Venice. Also sur-
vived by grandsons, John
(Tina) and Randy (Erica) and
great-grandchildren Katie,
John Preston, Dylan Huddy
and Jay Thrash all of Marys-
ville, Ohio, as well as lifelong
friends Jack and Marion
Worthington, of Venice.
Services: A memorial ser-
vice will be held at 1 p.m.
Thursday Sept. 27, at Trinity
Presbyterian Church Venice,
where family will receive
friends one hour prior to the
service. Ewing Funeral Home
is in charge of arrangements.
Contributions: In lieu of
flowers, kindly donate to
Trinity Presbyterian Church
4365 State Road 776, Venice,
FL 34293 or TideWell
Hospice and Palliative Care,
5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota,
FL 34238.
Josephine Agnes
Michalski
Josephine "Jodi" Agnes
Santangelo Michalski, born
and raised in Frederick, Md.,
died Friday, Sept. 21, 2007.
She is from a family of 10
brothers and sisters. Jose-
phine lived most of her mar-
ried life in Baltimore, Brook-


lyn, Glen Burnie and Coltons
Point, Md.
She lived 20 years in
Venice, where she did vol-
unteer work
for Our Lady
of Lourdes
Cathedral,
Widowed
Persons and
NARFE.
She was J
preceded by
her beloved
husband, Michalski
Walter J. Mi- Michalski
chalski Sr.,
who died February 1983.
Survived by her son, Walter
Michalski Jr., his wife, Re-
becca Sue; grandson Todd
Holdcraft and his wife Kelly;
granddaughter Rebecca E.
Michalski; great-grandsons
Trent and Carson Holdcraft;
and her sister, Mary San-
tangelo Rice.
Services: The family will
received friends Monday
Sept. 24, at the Altmeyer
Funeral Home, Denbigh
Chapel. A funeral mass was
held on Sept. 25 at Holy
Angels Catholic Church in
Avenue, Md. Interment fol-
lowed at Charles Memorial
Gardens and Leonardtown,
Md. Arrangements were
under the care of Altmeyer
Funeral Home, Denbigh
Chapel, 12893 Jefferson
Ave., Newport News, VA
23608.


POLICE BEAT
Venice Police
Department arrests
Julia A. Mazzucco, 20, 900
block Nantucket Road, Ven-
ice. Charge: probation viola-
tion (battery). Bond: $7,500.
Bertram S. Hasset, 24, 700
block Palmetto St., Engle-
wood. Charges: obtaining a
controlled substance by fraud
(two counts). Bond: $2,000.
Eugene J. Hart, 53, 300
block Palmetto Road, Noko-
mis. Charge: driving while
license revoked (habitual traf-
fic offender). Bond: $2,000.
Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office arrests
Gregory A. Shiver, 54,
1300 block West River Road,
Venice. Charge: civil con-
tempt. Bond: $2,570.
Joshua J. Peterson, 27,
1200 block Rosedale Road,
Venice. Charge: attempt to
obtain a controlled substance
by fraud. Bond: $1,000.
Jason W. Whiting, 23, 200
block Via de Luna St., Eng-
lewood. Charges: contempt
(expired motor vehicle regis-
tration more than six months,
driving while license sus-
pended). Bond: $500.
StevenW. Branka, 39, 600
block Shore Road, Nokomis.
Charge: grand theft (Collier
County warrant). Bond:
$20,000.


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big homecoming game.
Fans are encouraged to
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BY TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR


The Venice High School
boys golf team has lost three
matches this season.
The Indians fell to Sarasota
High School Aug. 28 in their
season opener. They dropped
one to Lakewood Ranch High
School Sept. 5. They lost again
last week to Riverview High
School.
The team that Head Coach
Marty Tarala predicted would
go undefeated had their
opportunity to at least avenge
their losses Tuesday in a
quad-match with Sarasota,
Lakewood Ranch and River-
view at Stoneybrook Golf
Club. And, as ugly as it was,
they did it.
"It wasn't the prettiest
score," Tarala said. "But we
will take it."
Venice shot a 159 on the
afternoon to edge Sarasota's
160, Lakewood Ranch's 162
and Riverview's 166. Venice
was unfamiliar with the back
nine at Stoneybrook, but so
was everybody else. Even
Lakewood Ranch had only
played the back nine once
this season, and it's their
home course.
Difficult playing condi-
tions also figured into the
higher than normal scores.
Rain began to fall after the
second group finished their


round. Sarasota had the lead
with the final group coming
into No. 18, but lost it when
Jordan de Graaf shot an eight
on the par four. It was just
enough to give the Indians
the win.
"It was a tough course with
tough conditions," Tarala
said. "And nobody knew the
course."
Timmy Garofalo and Eric
Dobitsch led Venice with a
three-over-par 39 each. Only
one other player from any
team outscored them. Steven
Lorr of Sarasota finished with
a38.
Garofalo struggled to start
the round, finding himself at
three over par through just
two holes. He regrouped,
though, and finished strong
with seven straight pars.
Dobitsch was just the oppo-
site. He hit his stride earlier
and was one stroke under par
before losing a few strokes to
finish at three strokes over
par. Brian Doyle added to the
scoring for Venice with a 40.
Sarasota actually had more
players under 40 than any
other team with three. Lorr
had his 38 and Sam Hall and
Damien Hickel each recorded
a 39. But a 45 from both Ryker
Milhorn and Will Stocke cou-
pled with a 44 for de Graaf
and the -Sailors surrendered
their lead to the Indians.
Ryarn Wilson of Lakewood


Ranch and Matt Smithman of
Riverview rounded out the
players under 40 with 39
each. Cole Medvetz of
Lakewood Ranch also had a
40 on the afternoon.
Mitch Blanco and Griffin
Sererson. both of.Lakewood
Ranch each finished the after-
noon with a 41 to bring them
to a 162.
Zach Boncynge and Mike
Luck, both of Riverview, each
finished with a 42, with Tom
Hlohinec bringing the Rams
to 166 with his 43.
Closing out the scores for
Venice were Spencer Dun-
ford, Erick Bennett and Tyler
Jones, each with a 41. Only
one of their three scores
counted because each team
is allowed to drop its two
highest scores. Venice was the
only team that had nobody
score above a 41.
Venice advances to 12-3-2
on the season. Sarasota
improves to 9-11-2. Lake-
wood Ranch falls to 15-6 as
Riverview falls to 6-5.
These four teams will meet
again at Sara Bay Country
Club Monday in the Donald
Ross Tournament. Fifteen
boys teams and 12 girls teams
will participate in the tourna-
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SUN PHOTO BY TRIPP MILLER
Timmy Garofalo attempts this birdie putt on the par-three fifteenth at
Stoneybrook Golf Club. He would finish the day tied,with Eric
Dobitsch for a team-best 39.


Venice volleyball avoids upset by Port Charlotte


BY TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR


Venice High School found
itself trailing 18-9 in game
two of their match with Port
Charlotte High School. It was
their largest deficit of the sea-
son against a district op-
ponent.
The Pirates had won only
two games all season; Venice
was undefeated. This was not
supposed to be happening.
Venice Head Coach Brian
Wheatley called a timeout,
calling his mostly sophomore
lineup to the sidelines for a
chat.
"I can't repeat (what was
said during the timeout),"
Wheatley said. "We had faith
in them and we were going to
leave them in there. Our
seniors were itching to go
back in after they tied it up 1-
1 (in games). But we were
going to leave them in there
and let them continue to fight


SWIMMING RESULTS


Tri-County Swim Meet
Selby Aquatic Center,
Sept. 22

Boys results

1st: Charlotte, 371; 2nd: Riverview,
363; 3rd: Lakewood Ranch, 233;
4th: Cardinal Mooney, 186; 5th:
Sarasota Christian, 150; 6th:
Sarasota, 143; 7th: North Port, 141;
8th: St. Stephens Episcopal, 141;
9th: Venice, 108; 10th: Port
Charlotte, 100; 11th: Lemon Bay, 70;
12th: Southeast, 50; 13th: Manatee,
44; 14th: Bayshore, 42; 15th:
Booker, 34; 16th: Out of Door, 11.


Top area finishers

200 medley: 3rd: Venice (Tim Tudor,
Tyler Revels, Mark Cox, Chip
Whittemore) 1:48.47; 5th: Charlotte
(Trevor Scott, Caleb Coldiron,
Jeffrey Lim, Addison Cates)
1:50.69; 200 free: 3rd: Jeffrey Lim
(CHS) 1:50.20; 50 free: 4th: Cates
(CHS) 23.80; 5th: Gareth Beck
(NPHS) 23.82; 100 free: 3rd: Cates
(CHS) 51.72; 500 free: 1st: Cox
(VHS) 4:47.56; 3rd: Lim (CHS)
4:55.65; 4th: Scott (CHS) 4:59.01;
200 free relay: 4th: North Port (Evan
Rhode, Matt Kopfhamer, Shane
Dougherty, Beck) 1:40.25; 100 back:
2nd: Scott (CHS) 59.17; 100 breast:
3rd: Beck (NPHS) 1:07.01; 400 free
relay: 2nd: Charlotte 3:30.93; diving:


out the match because they
are going to have to do that
next year."
The Indians made quick
work of Port Charlotte in the
Tirst game 25-8',.with th eir,
seniors in the game. The
crowd expected to see the
older lineup return to the
court when Venice fell so far
behind, butWheatley stuck to
his guns and let the young
players finish it out.
Venice staged a valiant
comeback, fighting back to
within two points at 24-22.
Port Charlotte didn't let it get
away, though. Senior Erin
Finnegan put it on the floor
for a kill shot to win game two
25-22.
"I'm not going to say they
played over and above what
they played," Port Charlotte
Head Coach Rodney Taylor
said of his team. "They played
what they should be playing
all year. It just finally came
out tonight against a great,


quality team."
Even after losing the sec-
ond game, Venice left the
sophomores in to finish the
match. They met some resis-
,,tance ,.in game three, ..Wbhen,
other district teams have
crumbled against Venice, the
Pirates made them work for
every point. The Indians won
game three 25-15, but it was
actually closer than the score
indicates. Port Charlotte was
right in the game, trailing 13-
11. But Venice went on a 12-4
run to finish the game.
The third game almost got
out of hand as the Indians got
into a rhythm with sopho-
more Taylor Capasso serving
the first 14 points. Venice was
up 14-0 and looking to cruise
to their 14th win of the sea-
son. Instead, Port Charlotte
fought back with a 9-1 run.
The Indians took a timeout
and apparently got their
heads on straight, finishing
the game and the match with


a 9-4 run.
Ultimately, Venice won the
match in four games 25-6,22-
25, 25-15, 25-13.
Sophomore Emily Daniels,
-.calJg.up. fror. th,.J V tam.,,
led the Indians with nine kills
and eight digs. Sophomore
Whitney Steranko finished
with six kills of her own.
Capasso compiled four aces
and 32 assists, and senior
Danielle Witte had three aces
and 13 digs.
"Obviously we played a lot
of our young kids and we're
just trying to get some of
those growing pains out of
the way this year instead of
pext," Wheatley said. "I think
a lot of the credit has to go to
Port Charlotte because those
kids hustled and I think they
worked extremely hard. We
were trying to put the ball
down and they were there
every time. I really though
that's the best I've seen Port
Charlotte look in quite a few


years."
Leading the Pirates were
junior Samantha Fox with
three digs and four kills, Fin-
negan with five aces and four
kills and senior Sarah Barton
with two aces and two ki-ls
"If we can get that out of
them the whole year, instead
of being 2-8 we would be 8-2,"
Taylor said.
Venice has their toughest
home match of the season
coming up with Evangelical
Christian School Thursday at
7 p.m. The Indians handed
Evangelical their only loss of
the season 25-19, 23-25, 33-
31, 26-24 at Evangelical in
their first meeting this season
Sept. 13.
Evangelical will be looking
for revenge, but they will have
to deal with Wheatley's
Wackos.
"It's going to be a barn-
burner," Wheatley said. "It's
going to be a great, technical
volleyball match."


GOLF RESULTS


3rd: Jared Peterson (CHS) 140.20;
4th: Henry Rivera Jr. (PCHS)
131.45; 5th: Raciel Cruz (PCHS)
120.60..

Girls results

1st: Riverview, 445; 2nd: Sarasota,
280; 3rd: Lemon Bay, 237; 4th:
Booker, 210; 5th: Lakewood Rach,
150; 6th: Manatee, 146; 7th: Venice,
144; 8th: St. Stephens Espisco-
pal,118; 9th: Charlotte, 116; 10th:
Cardinal Mooney, 115; 11th: Port
Charlotte, 114; 12th: Bayshore, 53;
13th: Southeast, 41; 14th: North
Port, 40; 15th: Braden River, 33;,
16th: Sarasota Christian, 33; 17th:
Bradenton Christian, 9.

Top area finishers

200 medley: 4th: Lemon Bay (Julie
Goodwin, Sarah Strauss, Colby
Keefe, Sierra Powell) 2:06.06; 200
free: 3rd: Michelle Gadowry (CHS)
1:58.64; 50 free: 5th: Powell (LBHS)
27.02; 100 fly: 3rd: Gadowry (CHS)
1:01.57; 500 free: 4th: Tori Kontor
(VHS) 5:25.20; 200 free relay: 2nd:
Venice (Nicole Gutzmann, Kontor,
Katie Kramer, Tobie Daniels)
1:51.13; 3rd: Lemon Bay (Strauss,
Mary Hecker, Keefe, Powell)
1:51.73; 400 free relay: 4th: Venice
4:00.11; diving: 3rd: Ashley Matherly
(LBHS) 150.60; 4th: Kelly LeBlanc
(LBHS) 148.70; 5th: Liz Norris
(LBHS) 128.20.


Calusa Lakes Golf Club
Women's Golf Association,
Two Best Balls on Front Nine,
One Best Ball on Back Nine,
Sept. 25
1st: Mary Ann Collins, Linda
Hansen, Joan Cheesman, Joan
Browning, -12; 2nd: Mary Booth,
Susie Bofinger, Allene Kilpatrick,
proxy, -11.

Niners, Two Best Balls 10-13,
One Best Ball 14-18, Sept. 25
1st: Diane Kendall, Joan Houston,
Judy Hellstron, proxy, -2; t-1st:


VENICE HIGH

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652 E. Venice Ave. 488-9156
www.bogeys-venice.com


Carolyn Miller, Marilyn Howard,
Maggie Froggatt, proxy, -2.
Lake Venice Golf Club
Individual Points, Sept. 19
Class A: 1st: Lois Middleton, 19;
2nd: Shirley Krebiehl, 19; 3rd:
Marilyn Clauser, 19.
Class B: 1st: June Marceau, 17;
2nd: Barb Galoti, 17; 3rd: Helen
Burnell, 14.
Men's Golf Association,
Points Plus Handicap, Sept. 22
Class A: Tom Mahern, 39; Al.
Rockey, 37; Neil Clauser, 36.


Class B: John Covert, 36; Jim
Smith, 35; Wandy Cox, 34.
Class C: Carl Gaites, 39; Dick
Drumgool, 37; Randy Pait, 36.
Class D: John Carroll, 43; Bob
Copas, 41; Bob Klotz, 40.

Monday Group, Quota Points,
Sept. 24
1st: John Covert, Moe Marceau,
Chuck Stevenson, +14; 2nd: Jerry
Greenler, Bill White, Randy Pait,
Jim Nestor, +11; Individuals: Moe
Marceau, +11; Gerry Chascin, +6;
Randy Pait, +6.


Athlete of the Week


Sophomore Kimmy Hough is one of the reason the Venice High
junior varsity volleyball team is keeping pace with the varsity. She
had 10 kills Saturday in a victory against Sarasota Christian High
School that took the team's record to 13-1. That followed a 17-kill
performance the previous weekend in the championship match of
the Riverview High School Junior Varsity Invitational.


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School board briefed



on coaching issues


BY COURTNEY LINN
STAFF WRITER

Instructional coaches with-
in the Sarasota County School
District play a fundamental
role in supporting teachers.
As a part of updating the
school board on the progress
of NeXt Generation learning,
a presentation was given last
week regarding the impor-
tance of instructional coach-
es in schools.
There are two types of
instructional coaches, data
and literacy, and they are
funded by referendum dol-
lars.
Instructional coaches, as a
part of NeXt Generation
learning, help teachers devel-
op and implement new tech-
niques to improve student
achievement, and they moni-
tor the progress of the stu-
dents and the teachers they
help.
Hal Nelson, associate su-
perintendent for NeXt Gen-
eration learning, said all of
the techniques that coaches
assist teachers with are data-
based.

In the field
Dwana Washington, an
instructional coach at Emma
E. Booker Elementary School,


,_was on hand at the presenta-
tion to tell the board mem-
bers what being an instruc-
tional coach is like and what
challenges they face.
She said the main purpose
of a coach is to prevent sur-
prises for parents and stu-
dents when test scores and
report cards come out.
Washington also said
instructional coaches wear
many hats in the school, and
they are often both literacy
and data coaches at the same
time.
There are currently 74 data
and literacy coaches in the
district, some of whom are
the same person.
She also told the board
about difficulties working
with teachers because coach-
es are often seen as adminis-
trators.
Coaches don't do evalua-
tions, Washington said. But
teachers are often afraid to
work with the coaches be-
cause they work directly with
district and school adminis-
trators.
Washington said another
problem was the amount of
prep time they are given,
which, according to her, is lit-
tle to none because they are
constantly helping teachers.
Overall, Washington told


the board members about the
importance of coaches in
schools.
"We are an intricate part of
the school," she said. "We're a
necessity. It's not an extra."

State model
Board member Shirley
Brown acknowledged the
value of the instructional
coaches.
"I see them
more as sup-
port for the
principal and
the assistant
principal,"
Brown said.
"It's a contin-
uous learning
Brown tool for the
teachers. It's a
good position, and they're
well worth all that they do."
Board Chair Frank Kovach
was concerned about instruc-
tional coaches taking on too
many responsibilities in the
schools.
"I'd hate to see these jobs
used for other than what they
were designed to do," Kovach
said. "I've seen different posi-
tions become the jack of all
trade in the district."
However, board member
Carol Todd was concerned
about teachers becoming


Kovach Todd


dependent on instructional
coaches and not learning the
new techniques themselves.
"Teachers will need to
have the skills and do what
Dwana is doing," Todd said.
"We don't know when we're
not going to have referen-
dum dollars."
Assistant Superintendent
for the district Lori White
assured the board the teach-
ers were using the help wise-
ly.
"Teachers are becoming
more skilled," White said.
She also told board mem-
bers to expect more of a
dependency on coaches in
the future.
"The state is.expecting you
will have a literacy coach," she
said. "It is becoming the state
model."



clinn@venicegondolier.com


WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26, 2007


Input sought for


presidential search


FROM MANATEE.
COMMUNITY COLLEGE

In preparation for a search
for the successor to Manatee
Community College Presi-
dent Sarah Pappas, who has
announced her ,June 30
retirement,
MCC trustees
are holding
community
listening ses-
sions at the p o
college's Bra-
denton and
Venice cam-
puses.
The pur- Pappas
pose of the
sessions is to hear input from
citizens of Manatee and Sara-
sota counties regarding char-
acteristics, skills and experi-


ence preferred in the next
MCC president.
All interested community
members are invited. Busi-
ness partners and MCC alum-
ni are encouraged to partici-
pate.
The community listening
sessions schedule is:
Wednesday, Oct. 3, from
5 to 7 p.m., at MCC Venice,
8000 South Tamiami Trail, in
the Selby Community Room,
Building 800.
Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 5 to
7 p.m., at MCC Bradenton,
5840 26th St. W., in the
Nursing Auditorium, Build-
ing 29, Room 106.
Directions and maps can
be downloaded at mccfl.
edu/ maps.
Reservations are not
required.


SARASOTA COUNTY BRIEFS


County's new voting
system unveiled
Sarasota County's new vot-
ing system will be formally
introduced to the public at a
series of open houses,
Supervisor of Elections Kathy
Dent announced.
The optical-scan voting
system, manufactured by
Premier Election Solutions,
formerly known as Diebold


Election Systems Inc., and the
AutoMARK Voter Assist Ter-
minal, for use by voters who
are visually impaired or dis-
abled, will be introduced at
the George Mullen Center in
North Port on Friday, Oct. 5;
at the Sarasota Municipal
Auditorium on Monday, Oct.
8; and at the Venice Com-
munity Center on Tuesday,
Oct. 9.


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NOTICE OF ACTION NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO CREDITORS
,~ ,~NPI THE C'DIRCUF fIT COUT CFOR


THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL All other creditors oftdecedent
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR and other persons having claims or
SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
CASE NO. 2007-DR-8691NC WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
CASE NO. 2007-DR-8691-NC DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
IN RE: The Marriage Of: TION OF THIS NOTICE.
IN RE: The Marriage Of ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
CHARLES GEORGE DEMARTINI, THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
CHARLES GEORGE EAR IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE
Petitioner FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL
MARTHA L DEMARTINI, andBE FOREVER BARRED.
MARSHAL. DEMARTINI, NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
Respondent. PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR ANY CLA -IED) TWO 121'
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH
TO: MARTHA L. DeMARTINI IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE IS SEP-
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action TIMBER 26, 2007
for dissolution of marriage has
been filed against you and that you Personal Representative:
are required to serve a copy of PATRICIA A. YARRANTON
your written defenses, if any, to it, P.O.Box 2257
on the petitioner CHARLES Venice, FL 34284-2257
GEORGE DEMARTINI, whose Venice, FL 34284-2257
address is 4347 Kingston Loop, Snowden S. Mowry
Sarasota, Florida 34238 on orAttorneyfor PATRICIA A.
before October 18, 2007, and YARRANTON
file the original with the clerk of this Florida Bar No. 0939129
Court at 2000 Main St, Saraso- 217Florida Bar No. 0939129South
ta, Florida 34236 before service Venice, Fas34u t South
on Petitioner or immediately there- (941) 480-0333
after. If you fail to do so, a PUBLISH: September 26, Octo-
default may be entered against ber 3, 2007
you for the relief demanded in
the petition.
Copies of all court documents IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
In this case, Including orders, SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA
are available at the Clerk of the PROBATE DIVISION
Circuit Court's office. You may
review these documents upon IN RE: ESTATE OF
request. ALTA LOUISE HAYES,
a/k/a ALTA L. HAYES,
You must keep the Clerk of the a/k/a, ALTA HAYES,
Circuit Court's office notified of
your current address. (You Deceased.
may file Notice of Current
Address, Florida Supreme File No. 2007-CP-010715-SC
Court Approved Family Law Division: Probate
Form 12.915.) Future papers
In this lawsuit will be mailed to NOTICE TO CREDITORS
the address on record at the The administration of the estate of
clerk's office. ALTA LOUISE HAYES, a/k/a ALTA
'L. HAYES, a/k/a, ALTA HAYES,
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Flori- deceased, whose date of death
da Family Law Rules of Proce- was August 12, 2007, and whose
dure, requires certain automat- Social Security Number is xxx-xx-
Ic disclosure of documents and xxxx, is pending in the Circuit
information. Failure to comply Court for SARASOTA County, Flori-
can result In sanctions Includ- da, Probate Division; the address of
Ing dismissal or striking of which is Karen E. Rushing, Clerk
pleadings. Probate Department P.O. Box
3079, Sarasota, FL 34230-
Dated: Sentember 11. 2007. 3079. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT the personal representative's attor-
By: Sara Bejar ney are set forth below.
Deputy Clerk All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
PUBLISHED: demands against decedent's estate
SEPTEMBER 19, 2007 on whom a copy of this notice is
SEPTEMBER 26, 2007 requried to be served must file their
OCTOBER 3, 2007 claims with this court WITHIN THE
OCTOBER 10, 2007 LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
NOTICE TO CREDITORS VICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM,
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR All other creditors of the decedent
SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA and other persons having claims or
PROBATE DIVISION demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
IN RE: ESTATE OF WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
ROBERT H. BRIDGE. DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
Deceased. TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
File No: 2007-CP-010894-NC THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
Division: Probate IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL
NOTICE TO CREDITORS BE FOREVER BARRED.
The administration of the estate of NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
ROBERT H. BRIDGE, deceased, PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE,
whose date of death was August ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
1, 2007, is pending in the Circuit YEARS OR MORE JFTER THE
Court for Sarasota County, Florida, DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH
Probate Division, the address of IS BARRED.
which is the Judicial Center, 2002 THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
Ringling Boulvard, Sarasota, FL CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS
34237. The names and address- SEPTEMBER 19, 2007.
es of the personal representative
and the personal representative's Personal Representative:
attorney are set forth below. TINA K. BUSS
All creditors of the decedent and 2112 McIntosh Road
other persons having claims or Sarasota, FL 34232
demands against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice is Wellbaum & Emery, P.A.
required to be served must file their Attorneys For Personal
claims with this court WITHIN THE Representative
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER 686 North Indiana Ave, Suite A
THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLI- Englewood, FL 34223
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 (941)-474-3241
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER- Florida Bar No. 0176816
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS PUBLISH: September 19, 26,
NOTICE ON THEM. 2007


SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LORETTA V. NEITZEL,
Deceased.
File No. 2007-CP-11066-SC
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
LORETTA V. NEITZEL, deceased,
File Number 2007-CP-11066-
SC, i: :r'nd,',g n m? C-rCu W Court
for SARASOTA C~pr,. flord.
Probate m D ,~o.', me adre.s '
which is Sarasota County Court-
house, Probate Division, P.O. Box
3079, Sarasota, FL 34230-
3079. The names and addresses
of the Personal Representative and
the Personal Representative's attor-
ney 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
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unllq-'
uidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE IS SEP-
TEMBER 26, 2007.
Personal Representative:
BARBARA J. TOPPER
412 S. Harbor Dr.
Venice, FL 34285
Attorney for Personal
Representatives:
JERREL E. TOWERY
JERREL E. TOWERY, P. A.
Fla. Bar #267351
304 W. Venice Ave #220
Venice, FL 34285
Phone: (941) 485-3391
PUBLISH: SEPTEMBER 26,
OCTOBER 3, 2007


NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE OF MEETING
IN THE CIRCUIT COURTEOR WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
SARASOTA COUNTY, F0i41DA DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- the successor to MCC Pres,-
PROBATE DIVISION TION OF THIS NOTICE. dent Sarah Pappas, who has
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN announced her June 30,
IN RE: ESTATE OF THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH 2008, retirement, MCC
WESLEY D. PECK, IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE trustees are holding communi-
a/kVa WESLEY PECK, FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL ty listening sessions.
BE FOREVER BARRED. y stenng ses
Deceased. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, The purpose of the sessions is
File No. 2007-CP-010761-SC ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) to hear input from citizens of
Division: Probate YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE Manatee and Sarasota coun-
DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH ties regarding characteristics,
NOTICE TO CREDITfRS,, j&jL.AR ,EO. -, in skills.andmtpsri a e-
,Jre aarrrii.u- .:.ir, e .;ii*aT .:' T E DATE OF FIRST PUBLICA- rred, in the rpxtJVMCC presi-
WESLEY D. PECK a k/BfiLgC.EA-FeWrSrIi SEth .rF--i7o rs
PECK. .isce.s .*''-. e ue -'0 TEMBER26, 2007"
death was August'12, 2007, and
whose Social Security Number is Personal Representative: Who All interested communi-
xxx-xx-xxxx, is pending in the Cir- DAVID E. PIKE ty members are invited. Busi-
cult Court for SARASOTA County, 420 Baynardrive i'ness partners aia MCC alum-
Florida,. Probate Division; the Venice, FL 34285 ni especially are encouraged
address of which is Karen E. to participate.
Rushing, Clerk Probate Attorney for DAVID E. PIKE
Department P.O. Box 3079, Snowden S. Mowry When and Where:
Sarasota, FL 34230-3079. The Florida Bar No. 0939129
names and addresses of the per- 217 Nassau Street South Oct. 3, 5-7 p.m.,
sonal representative and the per- Venice, FL 34285 MCC Venice Campus,
sonal representative's attorney are (941) 480.0333 Venice ampus
set forth below. PUBLISH: September 26, Octo- Building
All creditors of the decedent and ber 3, 2007 Selby Community Room
othpr persons having claims or
demands against decedents estate Oct 9 5-7 p.m.
on whom a copy of this notice is IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR C adenton Campus,
requried to be served must file their SARASOTA COUNTY, MCC Bradenton Campus,9
claims with this court WITHIN THE FLORIDA Building 29,
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER PROBATE DIVISION Nursing Auditorium
THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 IN RE: ESTATE OF Reservations are not required.
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER- ASHRAF RAHMAN,
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS Deceased. PUBLISH: September 26, 2007
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent File No: 2007-CP-1038Q-SC
and other persons having claims or Division: Probate OTHER NOTICES
demands against decedents estate
must file their claims with this court NOTICE TO CREDITORS
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE The administration of the Estate of NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- ASHRAF RAHMAN, deceased, PROCEEDINGS
TION OF THIS NOTICE. File No. 2007-CP-10380-SC, is
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN pending in the Circuit Court for TO: All Persons or entities having
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH SARASOTA County, Florida, Pro- or claiming to have any right, title
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE bate Division, the address of which or interest in the following property:
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL is P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota, FL
BE FOREVER BARRED. 34230-3079. The estate is tes- $15,536.00 in U.S. Currency
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME tate and the date of the decedent's
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, Will and any Codicils are April 1, YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
ANY' CLAIM FILED TWO (2) 2007, respectively. The names the Sarasota County Sheriff's
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE and addresses of the personal rep- Office seized the described proper-
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH resentative and the personal repre- ty on August 15, 2007 in Sara-
IS BARRED. tentative's attorney are set forth sota County, Florida. A forfeiture
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI- below, complaint has been filed in the Cir-
CATION OF -THIS NOTICE IS All creditors of the decedent and cuit Court Twelfth Judicial Circuit, in
SEPTEMBER 19, 2007. other persons having claims or and for Sarasota County, Florida,
demands against decedent's being Case No.2007-CA-11299-
Personal Representative: estate, including unmatured, con- NC, for the purpose of obtaining a
TINA K. BUSS tingent or unliquidated claims, on final order of forfeiture as to the
2112 McIntosh Road whom a copy of this notice is above described property upon
Sarasota, FL 34232 served must file their claims with producing due proof that same was
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF used in violation of Florida laws
Wellbaum & Emery, P.A. THREE MONTHS AFTER THE dealing'with contraband, pursuant
Attorneys For Personal DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- to the Florida Contraband Forfei-
Representative TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIR- ture Act, Sections 932.701-707,
686 North Indiana Ave, Suite A TY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF Florida Statutes.
Englewood, FL 34223 SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
(941)-474-3241 NOTICE ON THEM. KURT A. HOFFMAN, ESQUIRE
Florida Bar No. 0176816 All other creditors of the decedent General Counsel
PUBLISH: September 19, 26, and persons having claims or Sarasota County
2007 demands against the decedent's Sheriff's Office
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR estate, including unmatured, con- -Post Office Box 4115
SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA tingent or unliquidated claims, must Sarasota, Florida 34230
PROBATE DIVISION file their claims with this Court Telephone (941) 861-4059
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER (941) 861-5800
IN RE: ESTATE OF THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
JOHN G. PIKE, JR. CATION OF THIS NOTICE. PUBLISH:
Deceased, ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS SEPTEMBER 26,2007
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREV- OCTOBER 3, 2007
File No:12007-CP-01650-NC ER BARRED.
Division: Probate THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE IS SEP-
NOTICE TO CREDITORS TEMBER 26, 2007.
JOHN G. PIKE, JR., deceased, Personal Representative: TO PLACE YOUR LEGAL
whose date of death was August TARRUNUMN MURAD NOTICE, CALL CAROL
8, 2007, is pending in the Circuit 105 Glen Eagle Drive (941)-207-1206
Court for Sarasota County, Florida, Watchung, NJ 07069 cmolk@veniceodo-
Probate Division, the address of IWl.cOfl
which is the Judicial Center, P.O. Attorney for Personal Rep.
Box 3079, Sarasota, FL 34230. Robert A. Dickinson
The names and addresses of the FL Bar No. 161468
personal representative and the 460 S. Indiana Ave.
personal representative's attorney Englewood, FL 34223
are set forth below. (941) 474-7600
All creditors of the decedent and PUBLISH: September 26, Octo-
other persons having claims or ber 3, 2007 ......
demands against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice is NOTICE OF MEETING
required to be served must file their N I M I
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER NOTIC
THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 MCC Presidential Search
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER- V
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS The MCC District Board of
NOTICE ON THEM. Trustees Wants to Hear From
All other creditors of the decedent Trustees Wants to Hear From
and other persons having claims or the Community
demands against decedent's estate i
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Developer fined for mangrove damage on Key


Laguna Vista Properties
has replaced 77 man-
grove plants along the
Grand Canal. It will
also pay more than
$5,000 in fines to com-
ply with an out-of-
court settlement.
BY JACK GURNEY
PELICAN PRESS

A Siesta Key developer
who tore out more than 200
linear feet of marigroves to
provide Grand Canal water-
front access for new homes
has replaced them under the
terms of an out-of-court set-
tlement, and paid Sarasota
County more than $5,000 in
fines.
On Aug. 28, the county
commission agreed to the
deal with Laguna Vista Prop-
erties LLC, which owns 1.92
acres of vacant property at
the corner of Treasure Boat
Way and Ocean Boulevard. A
disagreement over how many
homes it can build on the site
is still unresolved.
"The county believes a
total of seven units may be
built on the property," Coun-
ty Attorney Steve DeMarsh
stated in an Aug. 13 memo.
"Laguna Vista contends that a
total of eight units may be
built. We recommend ap-
proval of this settlement to
dispose of the mangrove dis-
pute."
Late last year, the develop-
er reportedly cleared a man-
grove swamp growing along
the Grand Canal shoreline
and prompted county in-
spectors to issue a stop-work
order. A review process on the
developer's site plan for new,
homes was also halted.
Precedent
When the county began
code enforcement proceed-
ings against Laguna Vista,the.,
developer sought injunc e
relief in circuit court to pre-
vent code enforcement and
to claim that damages be
paid for the delay. The injunc-
tion was denied.
"We now have a prece-
dent-setting court decision
that the state
mangrove
code does not
pre-empt our
mangrove
protection
rules," Com-
missioner Jon
Thaxton said
after the set-
dtement with Thaxton
Laguna Vista
was agreed to. "That's a big
deal."
Just how big a deal it is
remains to be seen.
"Any case involving natur-
al resources is somewhat pre-
cedent-setting,". said Matt
Osterhoudt, a county re-
source manager. "I think this
case sends a message that
local, state and federal rules
are an interconnected regula-
tory process."
Laguna Vista has already
fulfilled its end of the settle-

shoreline area. The mitiga-
tion agreement allows county
officials to periodically in-
spect the new plantings and
be sure they are being pro-
tected.
State records on limited
liability corporations indicate
Laguna Vista Properties, LLC,
is affiliated with Coastal







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registered agent of Coastal
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LeFrock as the manager.
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Mangroves, play a critical
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'WEDNESDAY, SETi. e26, 2007


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FOUNDER OF PUBLIC SUPER MARKETS


We can only imagine what George W. Jenkins may have said if he had lived to see his 100th birthday

this Saturday, September 29, 2007. But we don't have to imagine what he believed. Every day we can

witness his philosophy, his ideals, and his legacy in action at Publix, the company he founded in 1930.


FOUNDED ON PRINCIPLES



It's only natural that Publix grew, because Mr. George's values were nurturing ones, including

respecting people and service to others. Whether customers or associates, it was people that George

Jenkins cherished. Even today Publix associates learn from Mr. George though 'they may never have

had a chance to meet him. Because whenever an associate serves a customer-breaks a package, offers

a taste, carries out groceries to a car, demonstrates a recipe ... it's a reflection of Mr. George. And

whenever a store serves its conimunity-co-sponsors a school supply drive, donates to a food bank,

supports a local charity ... it's a reflection of Mr. George.


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Every day Publix strives to uphold the lessons George Jenkins taught us by his words and deeds. And

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UPDATE


SEMINARS/LECTURES

Location: Venice Regional Medical
Center Auditorium B. Venice.
Wednesday, October 3
Heart Healthy Nutrition Class
8:15 a.m., 9:30 p.m. & 12:00 p.m.
Speaker: Rachel Chambers,
Clinical Dietician
Register by calling 483-"354

Location: Lions Club Room at
Venice HlalthPark.
1283 jacaranda Boulevard, Venirce
Thursday, October 4
Monthly Diabetes Lecture
1:00 2:00 p.m.
No registration necessary.

Location: Venice Regional Medical
Center Auditoriums. Venie.
Monday, October 8
Cardiac Club
5:30 p.m. Blood Pressure Screening
6:00 p.m. Program
Speaker: Jonathan Fong, AID,
Cardioiascular/Tozracic Surgeon
Topic: 'MAlini Alaze procedure"
Register by calling 486-605-

Monday, October 22
Ortho/Neuro Connection
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Register by calling 486-605-



SUPPORT GROUPS

LOCATION: Lions Club Room at
Venice HealthPark, 1283 jacaranda
Boulevard, Venice.
No registration necessary.

Monday, October 1 2:00 p.m.
Man-to-Man Support Group
A support group sponsored by the
American Cancer Society for men
with prostate cancer.
Wednesday, October 3 7:00 p.m.
National Alliance for the Mentally
III of Sarasota County
Friday, October 5, 12, 19, 26
Amputee Support Group
9:30 a.m. 12 Noon
A roundtable support session that
meets ever), Friday.
Tuesday, October 9 6:30 p.m.
Venice Aglow
Outreach group open to all women
Wednesday, October 10 2:00 p.m.
Live Wires Stroke Club
Sponsored by the Stroke Division of
tle American Heart Association
Wednesday, October 17- 1:30 p.m.
Ostomy Support Group
Sponsored b)y the United Ostomy
Association Chapter of the American
Cancer Socierty
Thursday, October 18 4:30 p.m.
Sjogren's Syndrome Support Group
A support group open to those wirth
Sjogit'n Syndrome


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In the United States, a new case of breast cancer will
be diagnosed every two and a half minutes. After lung
cancer, it's the second most fatal form of disease in
women. But there's good news! It's been estimated that there are
over 2 million breast cancer survivors alive today, and survival rates have been
increasing every year. Here's a quick review of how to think pink-the facts
about breast cancer risk factors, early detection and screening, and what to
expect if you're diagnosed.

Rick PFactor.
It's important to discuss your family and medical history with your physician,
and to familiarize yourself with the risk factors for breast cancer. Some risk
factors can't be controlled. They include:
Family history. Women whose mothers or sisters had breast cancer
are more at risk.
Age offirst period, menopause, and first full-term pregnancy.
Women who started menstruating early (before 12) or began menopause
late (after 55) are more at risk, as are women who were over 30 at their
' Rfirst pregnancy and women who had no children.
Age and ethnicity. Older women and white women are more likely to
develop breast cancer.
However, many risk factors are controllable, including:
Alcohol consumption. Women who have two or more drinks a day are
21 % more likely to develop breast cancer.
Obesity. Obesity increases the risk of post-menopausal breast cancer.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). Prolonged use of H RT
post-menopause increases risk of developing the disease.

Early Detection and Screening.
Breast cancer symptoms can be difficult to detect, and sometimes there are no
symptoms at all. That's why breast cancer screening is so important, because
early detection is critical to a successful outcome. Three screening tests are
commonly used to spot breast .cancer in its early stages.
Mammography. Mammograms-or breast x-rays-are the single most
important tool in the early detection of cancerous tumors in breast tissue.
If you're over the age of 40, make sure you've talked to your doctor about
scheduling annual mammograms.
Clinical breast examinations (CBEs). All women should have breast
examinations at their yearly checkups. The examiner gently feels the breast
and underarm tissue to detect any lumps or abnormalities.
Breast self-exams (BSEs). All women should be familiar with the
appearance and feel of their breasts, and contact their doctors immediately
if they notice any changes. Ask your health care provider to show you how
to perform a thorough self-exam.

Diagnosis.
A breast cancer diagnosis is frightening, but you're not alone--over 200,000
women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Your doctor will
discuss treatment options with you; they often include surgery, radiation, and
chemotherapy. Your doctor can also help you find local breast cancer support
groups, and you can visit www.breastcancer.org for more information and to
find online forums.

This October, be proactive about
S your breast health. Think about
making healthy lifestyle choices,
like exercising regularly, quitting
smoking, and curbing alcohol
intake. If you're over 40 and
you haven't had a mammogram
this year, schedule one. Early
detection is everything in the
fight against breast cancer, so
think pink!


DIGITAL

MAMMOGRAPHY AT
VENICE HEALTH PARK

Mammograms just got better with
Venice HealthPark's new Selenia'
digital mammography system.
"Digital mammography will allow
us to provide our patients with
the highest quality of care in the
prevention and early detection of
breast cancer," said Rob Bruce, the
Director of Radiology Services at
VRNIC and Venice HealthPark.

Benefits of digital mammography
include:

* lmcreased accuracy.
Radiologists can view the breast
tissue in much finer detail.
* Increased efficiency.
Digital mammograms take half the
time of traditional x-rays, and the
radiologist can view the images in
the exam room. That wayv, any
additional films can be taken right
then and there.
* Co(mputer-atded dckteitn (C i.Di.
CAD offers a "second-read" of the
mammogram by computer, calling
radiologists' attention to anything
they might have missed.
* Same dty refultf. In most cases,
results are available the same day.
meaning less anxiety for patients.

For more information, or to schedule
your digital mammogram, call
Venice HealthPark at 9- I) -483--634.



FREE SCREENINGS

Location: Lions Club Room at
Venice HealthPark.
1283 jacaranda Boulevard, Venice.
Thursday, October 4
Venice Lions Club Vision Screening
(monthly) 7:30 a.m.
Free screenings for income qualified
individuals. Pre-registration is required
by calling 486-6065.

Location: Venice He-alihPark.
MNaii I.obb-.. 1201 Jacaranda
Roulevard. \'nice.
Thursday, October 4
Blood Pressure and Blood
Sugar Screenings
8:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
Home Health Services will provide
screenings. Please fast beginning the
night before testing. Refreshments.

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Thursday, October 11, 18, 25
Blood Pressure and Blood
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8:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
Home Health Services will provide
screenings. Please If'lt beginning the
night before testing. Refreshments.


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SUN NEWSPAPERS
YOU SAY IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY? 3B


TALES FROM A TAXI


MURRAYS CELEBRATE THEIR 60TH


Christina Ingersoll has had chil-
drdh in the Salvation Army's
after-school program ever since
her older son, Matthew, heard
about the program from another
family member.


Alexa Tetzlaff, 8, and Olivia Straebel, 8, work on homework when they first arrive at the Salvation Army's after-school program.


After




The Salvation Army expands
its after-school program and
includes kids from all walks
of life.


he latch key generation has been replaced.
Parents and guardians have options for what
to do about children with no place to go and
nothing to do after school. In this area,
where many schools dismiss children as
early as2i.m. and parents may work until after 5 p.m., find-
ing a safe place for children to be during those hours is
important. Finding a place that offers homework help,
snacks and other opportunities is a bonus. Choices include
programs at schools, the YMCA and even specialized training
programs in dance or sports. Activities hosted by houses of
worship are other options. Cost varies from program to pro-
gram, based on what is included and the number of family
participants as well as whether transportation is included.
Most programs are limited to the number of students they
accept. Most are filled.
At the Salvation Army of Venice, which is expanding its
offerings, there is room for students up to age 19 or seniors
in high school.
Directed by Stephanie Rasley, the after-school program at
the Salvation Army of Venice headquarters on Albee Farm
Road offers transportation to the center from area elemen-
tary schools, including the Island Village Montessori School,
and a structured environment, where students can study,
* play, interact with other students,;watch films and partici-
pate in a variety of activities until 5:30 p.m., when their par-
ents or guardians come to collect them.


Nathalie Bailey, 10, and Aerona Wolak, 9, study the Girl Guides badge
requirements to see which badges they want to work toward next.
Activities
The first half hour is devoted to reading and homework. If
the children have no homework, they can work on puzzles or
crosswords. At 4 p.m. there is a snack for everyone and then
the children separate for various activities until it is time to
go home.
Matthew Krieger, 13, learned about the program from his
stepbrother and has been coming to the Salvation Army ever
since.
"He was in another program but it didn't work out," his
mother, Tina Ingersoll said. "He is looking forward to coming
back as a counselor in the summer."
Matthew's younger sister, Emma, has overcome her shy-
ness in the program.
"She has come a long way," Rasley said. "I love them all."


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Mike Tetzlaff, 8, and Nathaniel Blake, 11, were settling down to watch
a film in the sanctuary at the Salvation Army of Venice. Films are a
regular feature of the after-school program.

TNT
"Once they hit a certain age, they can come to TNT,"
Rasley said.
The TNT program serves teenagers until they are out of
high school. There are programs for boys and girls and some
coed group sessions, depending on the day of the week.
"Thursday night there are movies for the boys," Rasley
said. "There is always a structured plan."
While the boys watched a movie, the girls met with volun-
teers Donna Russo and Dan Merritt.
Boys and girls would get back together for dinner and an
after-dinner program. A recent program featured a speaker
who had AIDS and told the teenagers how he got the disease
- "sleeping around."
Most of the teens in the program have been coming to the
after-school program since they were in elementary school.
"They come back as counselors," Rasley said. "They don't
want to be out on the street and in trouble. They don't want
to get in with the wrong crowd."
The teenagers subsidize their program with car washes
and bake sales, using the money they earn for special trips.
They are going to the Walt Disney World Night of Joy pro-
gram, but only those teens who earned money for the trip
and also go to church regularly will go.
At least 50 of the summer camp staff members are teen
counselors who get community service credits for their
involvement.
Special needs
One of the newest children in the program is autistic. He
was turned away by virtually every after-school program in
the area because no one wanted to deal with his special
needs.
"For 13 years I've dealt with kids with needs," Rasley said.
"Everyone needs a shot."
The autistic boy was described as "high functioning autis-
tic." From the first day he buckled his seat belt as soon as he
got on the bus.
Four of the 25 students in the program have some form of


Stephanie Rasley, director of the
Salvation Army of Venice after-
school program, with her son,
Justin, 13, a participant in the pro-
gram.


STORY AND PHOTOS BY KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR


attention deficit disorder, she said.
Rasley
The director came to the Salvation Army as a single mom..-
"The only people who helped me were these people," she -
said. iNow I have a full-time job here. It's a family. Everybody-
helps one another."
Rasley's next goal is to open a preschool program, then a--
toddler room and then an infant room.
"There are not enough facilities around here," she said.
"When the kids are here we don't just deal with the kid but
with the whole family. We offer counseling and financial help
if needed."
Rasley has been involved in special education for 13 years
and also is a certified medical assistant. She has a commercial
drivers license so she can even drive the buses if necessary.
Rasley is assisted by Alex Rowland.
The cost
The fee for the afterschool program is $35 per week for one
child, $60 per week for two children in the same family and
$5 extra per week for more than two children. Some scholar-
ships are available for those in need. On in-service days when
the children need an all-day program, the cost increases by
$15, which covers lunch and a full day of activities.
One's religion or lack of religion has nothing to do with
one's acceptance in the program.
"We had two kids over the summer who were atheists,"
Rasley said. "You do not have to pray. Just close your eyes
while the rest of us pray. You don't have to be verbally
involved but you can sit and listen."
The program runs all year except for Christmas week,
when the Salvation Army offices close.


Morgan Farrell, 14, at left, listens to Ashley and Amber Foltz, 16-year-
old twins in the Salvation Army's TNT after-school program.

Security is an issue. Rasley makes a point of knowing
everyone. Children can be picked up only by someone who
is registered to do so. Even grandparents cannot pick up a
child unless they are registered.
"You have to be aware of everything," Rasley said.
The Salvation Army recently purchased two brand-new
40-passenger buses for use in the program. The buses also
are used by the JOY (Just Older Youth) seniors group for its
Friday outings as long as they are back in time to pick up the
children for the after-school program.
"We are starting to get kids here for the good environment
and not just because it is cheap or free," Rasley said.
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BY TED RANK
STAFF ESCRITOR

Hang on to your sanity,
ladies and gentlemen. It's
time for News from Ecine-
ville.
The Ecineville Hugger-
Mugger Festival was a success
yesterday, according to festi-
val organizers. The event,
held at Bikers World, drew a
crowd of more than 30,000.
Since this was the first
EHMF held, we thought an
explanation might be in
order for those who did not
hear about the festival and
don't know what a hugger-
mugger is.
Hugger-mugger is a ritual


And now

composed of complicated
and purposeless activity that
obscures and confuses.
Master of Ceremonies for
the festival Tmm N(o)vwlsx-.'
cpt(o)s began the festival by:
having the crowd go into dif-
ferent areas depending on
the color of the shirt they
were wearing; once sorted by
color, the people were fur-
ther, sorted by height, then
by age and then every third,
person in the group went
over to stand with a group
that had a, different color
shirt on before N(o)vwlsx-
cpt(o)s started speaking so
everyone could hear better.
After the speech, the tours
began.


People were assigned dif-
ferent-color tickets. Each
color represented a time that
their tour of the festival
grounds would begin. All the
tickets were red so no one
would be confused by the
` different colors.
Festival Tour Director Es-
telle Lipstaped then began
organizing the tour group
leaders and instructing them
in how to lead their groups.
"OK, everyone gather
'round please in a semi-cir-
cle, facing me," said Lips-
taped. "Now turn around."
Lipstaped then walked
around the group, faced
them and began the instruc-
tions.


Lipstaped explained how
it was very important that
the tour leaders keep every-
one in single file so that they
always have someone stand-
ing beside them. When stop-
ping at each venue, have
everyone stand in rows of
five, one row behind each
other facing the display so
that no one is standing in
front of each other and that
way everyone can see.,
She also reminded them
that after taking their groups
through all the displays to
return to the beginning of
the tour by walking back the
way they came so that way
they won't run into the next
group who will be coming


directly at them.
The festival culminated in
the crowning of Miss Hug-
ger-Mugger.
The five finalists were led
into a room with five 8-
ounce styrofoam cups; four
red pens; 19 indigo balloons;
three pairs of C. Lewis 5-inch
pumps; a live squirrel; a map
of New Mexico; a one-way
ticket to Newark, N.J.; an
autographed copy of the
book, "My Life in the Cold,"
by A.B. Snowman; and a dic-
tionary.
Each contestant had to
figure out what it meant.
The judges finally dec-
lared the winner Cindy
Lou Pooh, age 2, who was


laughing as she watched the
five contestants walking
around the room bumping
into each other.
"She was cute and we're
tired of waiting for the con-
testants to figure it out," said
Judge Joe Melt.
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, we know you're
confused, so just take one of
the red pills, watch two
episodes of Gilligan's Island
and then you'll understand
you are trapped here in
Ecineville.
trank@venicegondolier.com


Giving


their all


Recycle, recycle, recycle


BY MONTY ANDREWS,
GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

We do a great job of recy-
cling in our county. The
county estimates that 70-75
percent of our recyclable
household waste is recycled.
Because there is room for
improvement, let's review
those items that should be
recycled.
In the paper bin the fol-
lowing are permissible: news-
papers, magazines, junk mail,
writing paper, glossy sales fly-


ers, envelopes, shredded pa-
per (in paper grocery bags),
brown paper bags, corrugat-
ed cardboard (flattened) and


telephone books.
When recycling cans, glass
and plastics, only deposit:
glass bottles and jars, drink
boxes, aluminum cans and
foil trays, milk and juice bo-
xes, tin cans with lids, plastic
bottles (coded No. 1 or 2) and
aerosol cans (empty; remove
tops and place in trash).
Most grocery stores pro-
vide collection barrels to
accept plastic grocery bags
and newspaper wrappers.
The planet it's worth
saving.


PHOTO COURTESY OF SUNCOAST COMMUNITIES BLOOD BANK
Members of The Florida Highway Patrol, from left, Trooper James Wilmeth, Sgt. Randy Head, Cpl.
Chris Ricci and Capt. John Donovan, received a certificate of appreciation for participating in
Suncoast Communities Blood Bank's 2007 Boots and Badges blood drive competition. All par-
ticipating law enforcement and fire departments received certificates. This year's winner was
the fire departments of Sarasota County.


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WEDNESDAY,
SEPT. 26
Quilting
The Venice Area Quilt Guild
holds its first meeting of the
season at 7 p.m. in the main
room of the Venice Com-
munity Center, 326 S. Noko-
mis Ave. All are welcome. Call
Judy at 488-4737.
The great outdoors
* Oscar Scherer State Park of-
fers year-round, ranger-led
canoe tours of South Creek,
Wednesday. Register at 8:30
a.m., tour at 9 a.m. Canoe
rental fee and park fee. Call
483-5956.
* The Manatee-Sarasota Sier-
ra Club hosts a potluck and
full moon beach walk at 5:30
p.m. at South Lido Beach.
Bring a dish for eight, table
service and drink, bug spray
and a $5 donation. RSVP by
Sept. 24 to Mary at (941) 752-
3200.
Sew and sews
The Wearable Arts Group of
the Gulf Coast/Florida Chap-
ter of the American Sewing
Guild meets 1-3 p.m. at the
Gulf Coast Community
Foundation of Venice, 601
South Tamiami Trail. Topic:
Playing with Paintsticks (sup-
plies provided). All are wel-
come. Contact Martha at 480-
1032 or mbellos@earthlink.
net,
Support groups
* The Women's Resource
Center of Sarasota County
holds Moving On, 5:30-7 p.m.
Wednesday at 806 Pine-
brook Road. The group helps
women recover from loss; led
by Barbara Middleton. Fee:
$8. Call 485-9724.
* The Venice Chapter meeting
of the Alliance for Freedom
from Alimony Inc. meets at
7:30 p.m. This is a support
group for spouses paying
alimony who are looking for
relief. Contact Bill Cabana at
489-1395 or bill@cflap.org.
Mobile animal clinic
Animal Rescue Coalition vis-
its Robarts Arena, 3000 Ring-
ling Blvd., Sarasota, offering
low- or no-cost spays and
neuters for pets of income-
eligible families. Appoint-
ments required. Call 957-
1955, Ext. 5.


Tot fun
Nokomis Community Center
offers Tot/Parent Time, 10
a.m.-noon, at 234 East Nip-
pino Trail. Play time for pre-
schoolers. Toys provided or
bringyour own. Adults super-
vise their children. Call 861-
5000.
Benefit dinner
The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW
Post 8118 offers a spaghetti
dinner, 5-7 p.m. at 832 E.
Venice Ave. Donation: $6.
Proceeds supportVenice-axea
causes. All are welcome. Call
497-0654.
Hearing loss seminar
Dr. Jill Cardinale presents a
seminar on Hearing Loss and,


Relationships at 2 p.m. at
Summerville, 200 Nassau St.
Refreshments will be provid-
ed. RSVP to 485-2404.
Depot tours
Trained docents from the
Venice Area Historical Society
lead free Venice Train Depot
tours 10 a.m.-noon, Wednes-
days., Donations welcome.
For 10 or more, call 484-0769.
Stock club
The Stock Investment Club
RAMs meet at 6:45 p.m. in the
conference room, at Vernce
Public .Library, 300 S. Noko-
mis Ave. No dues or member-
ship fees required. Call 484-
7993. -

THURSDAY,
SEPT.27


Submarine vets
The United States Submarine
Veterans group is forming a
new base in Venice. Mem-
bership is open to all subma-
rine veterans qualified in sub-
marines. Associate member-
ship is also available to all
past Navy men and women
who served on a submarine
tender or submarine training
facility and to widows of for-
nmer submariners. The inau-
gural event will be a luncheon
meeting at noon at the No-Vel
American Legion Post 159 at
1770 E.Venice Ave. Call Jack at
493-7488..
Working women
The Women's Resource Cen-
ter of Sarasota County hosts


Success and the Working
Woman, 6-8 p.m., Thursdays,
at 806 Pinebrook Road. Jenny
Roberts, president of Stream-,
line Consulting & Solution
Inc., offers guidance on com-
munication styles, coworker
relations, managing conflicts
and more. Fee: $8. Call 485-
9724.
Homestead speaker
Venice Gardens Civic Center
hosts a free forum ,on the
Super Homestead Exemption
at 7 p.m. at 406 Shamrock
Blvd. Jim Todora, property
appraiser for Sarasota County,
will discuss the bill, which will
be on the ballot in January.
The public is welcome.
Mobile animal clinic
Animal Rescue Coalition vis-
its Sarasota County Animal
Services, 8451 Bee Ridge
Road, Sarasota, offering low-
or no-cost spays and neuters
for pets of income-eligible
families. Appointments re-
quired. Call 957-1955, Ext. 5.

Venice Public Library, 300 S.
Nokomis Ave., 861-1332
* 9:30 a.m.-noon: Horticul-
ture experts from Sarasota
County Extension Service
answer your gardening ques-
tions.
* 10a.m.-noon: Diabetes edu-
cation seminar. Receive a free
meter.
* 6 p.m.: The 12th annual film
festival continues with "To-
wer of London" from 1939.
Astronomy lecture
Jacaranda Public Library


hosts Understanding the
Universe: An Introduction to
Astronomy video lecture se-
ries, 2-4 p.m., at 4143 Wood- '
mere, Park Blvd. Call 861-
1270.

FRIDAY,

SEPT. 28
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. at the Chel-
sea -Center, 2506 Gulf Gate
Drive, Sarasota. Fine dining,
live performances, dancing,
auctions and more. Cos-
tumes optional. Tickets: $175.
Call 955-4131, Ext. 121.
Empowerment
The Women's Resource: Cen-
ter of Sarasota County offers a
weekly meeting on empower-
ment and self-esteem, 10-
11:30 a.m., Fridays at 806
Pinebrook Road. Led by Lori
Tuttle. Fee: $5. RSVP to 485-
9724.
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.
Food bank
The Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services and All Faiths Food
Bank distribute free USDA
commodities to eligible Sara-


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PHOTO COURTESY OF ST. FRANCIS ANIMAL RESCUE
Chip and Princess II are 3-1/2-year-old females who have been raised together. They lost their original owner due to illness and were too
overwhelmed to stay at St. Francis Animal Rescue, which found them a foster home. The shelter is seeking a permanent home to keep
Chip and Princess II together and are offering a special, reduced adoption fee for both.The girls are otherwise happy, healthy and
friendly. Can you give them the loving home they need? Call St. Francis at 492-6200, stop by 1925 South Tamiami Trail, or visit online at
stfrancisarfl.org.


sota County residents, 4-6
p.m. at a new site, Habitat for
Humanity, at 1400 Ogden
Road. Call 493-0529.
Music makers
* The Epiphany Cathedral
School Music Department
presents a monthly concert
series, beginning 11:45 a.m.-
12:30 p.m. in Epiphany Parish
Hall on Harbor Drive.
Performers will play a variety
of instruments, including vio-
lin, piano, flute, clarinet and
more. Students, parents and
the community are welcome.
No tickets or reservations
necessary. Call 488-2215 or
visit www.ecsvenice.com.
* The Osprey Music Club pre-
sents "An Ol'-Time Hymn and
Gospel Hour" at 1 p.m. at
1270 South Tamiami Trail.
The public is welcome to this
free event. Call 966-0800.
i Project SRQ performs 5-9
p.m. at Friday Fest on the. Bay
at the Van Wezel'Performing
Arts Hall, 777 North Tamiami
Trail, Sarasota. The public is
welcome to this free event.
Call 953-3368.
SAn acoustic music open-
mike jam meets 7:30-10 p.m.
Friday at Books-A-Million in
the Sarasota Pavilion Shop-
ping Center, 6591 South Ta-
miami Trail. Call 922-7804.
Game zone
Community Youth Develop-
ment and the South County
Family YMCA present a
Craft/Game Zone for teens in
grades six through 12, 7-10
p.m. at 701 Center Road.
Teens can create a craft pro-
ject, hang out with friends,
have dinner and play a variety
of video and board games.
Bring photo ID. Call 492-9622.


COMING UP
Golf benefit
The Venice Lions Club hosts
its eighth annual charity golf
tournament Saturday, Sept.
29, at JacarandaWest Country
Club, 1902 Jacaranda Blvd.
Four-person scramble format
with 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.
Men and women welcome.
Fee: $75 per player; $300 for
four-person team for golf,
cart, driving range, coffee and
doughnuts, buffet luncheon
and prizes. Individuals wel-
come. Make check payable
and mail to Venice Lions Club
Foundation, Attn: Golf Com-
mittee, 1289 Jacaranda Blvd.,
Venice, FL 34292, or call 486-
6065.
Deaf bikers picnic
Florida Deaf Bikers Inc. hosts
an end of summer picnic at


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THE LOCAL SCENE


Senior Friendship Centers holds a September birthday

party at 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, at 2350 Scenic Drive.

A $3 noon lunch is available for age 60+ with 24-hour

advance reservations; call 584-0031 or 584-0090.


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WEDNESDAY
SEPT. 26, 20Q7

10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, at
Gilbert Park, 310 S. Tremain
St. in Mt Dora. Free for mem-
bers who bring a covered
dish. Cost for nonmembers:
$7, $5 for children young&
than 8. Raffles, food and funi.
Visit floridadeafbikerassod.
com or call Scott at (352) 86Ct-
1966 (VP).
Artist events
Venice artist Clyde Butcher
presents a slide show lectux*
and luncheon, 11:30 a.m-
2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, at
the Venice Yacht Club, 133p
Tarpon Center Drive. Tickets:
$85 per person for silent auq-
tion, appetizers and lunch.
cocktail party and book sign-
ing will take place, 5:30-b
p.m., at Butcher's gallery at
237 Warfield Road. Tickets:
$75 per person.
DeafSUN fundraiser
Sign Language Associates Inc.
celebrates 25 years of service
with An Evening of Humor,
Hope and Healing in Support
of DeafSUN, 6-9 p.m., Sa-
turday, .Sept. 29, at Hillsbo-
rough Community College,
400 Tampa Bay Blvd., Tampa,
33614, Dale Mabry Campus,
DSTU Auditorium. Come-
dians, prizes, storytelling;
sign language interpreters
provided. Tickets: $15 iji
advance or $20 cash at thf
door. Proceeds benefit Deaf-
SUN, a project dedicated to
the empowerment of deaf
and hard of hearing people
who experience domestic
violence or sexual assault. E-
mailSLA25FL@signlanguage.
com.
Locks of Love benefit
Great Clips for Hair sponsors
-a cutathon to raise awareness
for Locks of Love, 9-11 a.mrr,
Sunday, Sept. 30, at 3562
Clark Road, Beneva Village
Plaza, Sarasota. The public is
welcome for a free haircUit
when they donate 10 inches
of hair, to LOL, a Florida,-
based organization that pr(-
vides hairpieces for childreti
suffering from long-terr(i
medical hair loss. RSVP tp
Great Clips at 929-7892.
Divorce information
The Women's Resource Cen-
ter of Sarasota County pre-
sents Divorce and Custody:
Legal Issues and Logistics,
6:30-8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct.
3, at 806 Pinebrook Road.
Speaker: Attorney Marie
Coleman Wilson. Fee: $8.
RSVP to 485-9724.
Watercolor class
Carolyn Merenda leads hdr
Fun with Watercolor classes
for adults, 2:30-4:30 p.nt,
Wednesday, Oct. 3-31, at tbp
Nokomis Community Center,
234 East Nippino Trail. Cost:
$75 plus supplies. All skill lev-
els welcome. Supply list avai-
able at the center; register at
first class. Call Merenda at
366-2866.
Association party
Nokomis East Association
celebrates its 50th annivef-
sary, 1-5 p.m., Saturday, Oct.
6, at the Nokomis Commd-
nity Center, 234 East Nippint
Trail, with hamburgers, hot
dogs, beverages and popcorn
for all. Live music by Robin
Skinner, games for children,
and a video and displays of
Nokomis history. All Nokomis
residents welcome to this free
event. Call Jim at 484-6301. :
DAVOktoberfest
Disabled American Veterans
hosts an Oktoberfest celebra-
tion, 2-9 p.m., Saturday, Oct.
6, at 600 Colonia Lane, Noko-
mis. Live music 5-7 p.m.,
German food 4-7 p.m., prizes
and festivities. Dinner served
4-7 p.m. Dinner donation is
$10. Send payment and a set-
addressed envelope to Aq-









SILES 'NES


WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26, 2007


60TH ANNIVERSARY

Murray


Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Murray of Venice, Fla., cele-
brated their 60th anniversary
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007.
They were married in Long
Beach, N.Y., on Sept. 20, 1947.
Mrs. Murray is the former
Joan Harkins.
Mr. Murray worked as an
advertising executive and
Mrs. Murray worked as a sec-
retary at Tom Murray Pre-
prints in NewYork, N.Y.
The couple are the parents


of three children: Susan Sny-
der of Monroe, N.Y., Thomas
Jr. of Crawfordsville, Ind., and
Don of NewYork, N.Y.
Mr. and Mrs. Murray have
eight grandchildren.
Mr. Murray is a member of
the American Legion and
Mrs. Murray is a member of
TideWell Hospice and Palli-
ative Care. Both are members
of Epiphany Cathedral and
are formerly ofWaterford Golf
Club.


The engagement of Anna
Darby Harrison of Beaufort,
S.C., to Daniel Louis Winters
Jr. of Venice, Fla., has been
announced. She is the daugh-
ter of George Harrison of Au-
gusta, Ga., and Maryanne
Payne of Beaufort. He is the
son of Vanessa Smith of Ve-
nice and Daniel Winters Sr. of
Boynton Beach, Fla.
The bride-elect is a 2001
graduate of Florida State
University with a bachelor of
arts degree in English, and a
2003 graduate of the Uni-
versity of South Florida with a


master of business adminis-
tration degree. She is emp-
loyed by JBM Realty Advisors
as senior marketing director.
The bridegroom-to-be is a
1996 graduate of Venice High
School, a 2000 graduate of the
University of Florida, where
he majored in finance, and he
is pursuing an MBA at Duke
University. He is employed by
Raymond James Financial as
vice president-director of
acquisitions.
The wedding will take
place May 3, 2008, in Beau-
fort.


Joyanne Duyn of Venice,
Fla., daughter of Allen and
April Duyn of Venice, became
the bride of Andrew DeJonge
of North Port, Fla., Friday,
Aug. 24, 2007. He is the son of
Henry and Eileen Dejonge of
Nokomis, Fla.
The 6 p.m. ceremony was
performed at Covenant Life
Presbyterian Church with
Pastor Darryl Davis officiat-
ing. A reception followed at
Harmony House in Venice.
Bridesmaids were Eliza-
beth DeJonge of Nokomis,
sister of the groom and friend
of the bride, and Lindsey
Scarpinato of Sarasota, Fla.,
and Samantha Worthington
of Venice, both friends of the
bride.
Groomsmen were Leigh
Dejonge of Nokomis, brother
of the groom, Cory Hayes of


Venice, friend of the groom,
and Hank Duyn of Venice,
brother of the bride and
friend of the groom.
The bride is a 2006 gradu-
ate of Venice High School and
a 2007 graduate of Sarasota
County Technical Institute in
Sarasota. She majored in nur-
sing and is employed by Ve-
nice Internal Medicine as a
nturse.
The groom is a 2005 gradu-
ate of Potter's WheelAcademy
in Nokomis and a 2007 gradu-
ate of Manatee Community
College inVenice. He majored
in business and is employed
by Dejonge Excavating as a
mechanic.
After a honeymoon cruise
to Nassau, 'Bahamas, St.
Thomas and St. Maarten, the
newlyweds will reside in
North Port.


Ben and Sam Binder will
celebrate their first birthday
Tuesday Oct. 2, 2007.
Their parents are Beth and
Brian Binder of Aurora, Ill.
The boys' grandparents
are Charlotte and John


Kuropatwa of Venice, Fla.,
and Apple River, Ill.; and
Dorothy and Gene Binder of
Portage, Ind.
Their great-grandmother
is Frances Huber of Arlington,
Texas.


MILITARY HONORS
Navy Reserve Seaman Recruit Michael D. Myher, son of
Debra L. Myher of Venice, Fla. and Terry L. Myher of Beloit,
Wis., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit
Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, Myher completed
training that included classroom study and practical
instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water
safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An
emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot camp is "Battle Stations,"
which gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to
succeed in the fleet.
Myher is a 2007 graduate of South Beloit High School of
South Beloit, Ill.


PHOTO COURTESY OF DENISE CARROLL
ENGAGEMENT

Carroll-Blackburn


Mr. and Mrs. Francis T.
Carroll Jr. announce the
engagement of their daugh-
ter, Denise Elizabeth Carroll
of Fairfield, Conn., to Travis
Daniel Blackburn of Venice,
Fla. He is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. DanielW. Blackburn.
The bride-elect is a 1992
graduate of Fairfield High
School in Connecticut. She is
a junior attending University


of South Florida, majoring in
elementary education.
The bridegroom-to-be is a
1996 graduate of Heritage
Christian Academy in Engle-
wood, Fla. He is a sophomore
attending Manatee Com-
munity College in Venice. He
is majoring in accounting.,
The wedding will take
place Dec. 29, 2007, in
Venice.


Venice resident named

Florida poet laureate

Katherine Z. Sherin-Zauner of Venice
has been named Florida State Senior Poet
Laureate by the Angels Without Wings
Foundation.
She is the author of three chapbooks of
poetry and her work has been published in
national and international literary journals
since 1998.
S)ierin-Zauner was voted Poet Laureate
by Poets at Work Poetry in 2004, received Sherin-Zauner
the Pearl Swear Award in 2006, and has
garnered multiple awards from the Florida
State American Association of University Women and
United Poet Laureates International.
Sherin-Zauner is a member of the Venice Branch of the
American Association of UniversityWomen and the
Sarasota Branch of the National League of American Pen
Women.


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Walking tour
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
has published a walking
guide to its art collection.
Available at the concierge


desk, the self-guided tour
includes a map of the most
significant art works to be
found on the property. Also
included are details about the
hotel's architecture, interior
design and the resort's his-
toric legacy.
Guided tours are conduct-
ed Saturday at 3 p.m. for
resort guests.
Long a dream of the late
John Ringling, the hotel is a
great weekend destination as
a getaway without jet lag and
with all the other bonuses of
flying to a resort out of the
area. When you already live in
one of the resort capitals of


the world, it makes sense to
experience one of the finest
hotels in the world.
Ringling actually secured
the rights to the Ritz-Carlton
name and began the con-
struction of his hotel in 1926.
The end of the Florida land
boom and the onset of the
Great Depression tabled that
plan until 2001 when the
hotel finally opened a
Sarasota hotel, although clos-
er to downtown Sarasota.
Surrounding the hotel's
courtyard, which contains
2,400 of the original rose-
brown bricks from the unfin-
ished Ritz-Carlton on Long-


boat Key, is a rose garden
honoring Mable Ringling.
Mable's own rose garden can
be seen at the John and
Mable Ringling Museum of
Art, several miles north of the
hotel at 5401 Bay Shore Drive,
on the Sarasota campus of
Florida State University.
Tea for two or more
Another way to sample the
Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota is to
experience its afternoon tea
service in the dining room. A.
harpist is often there to pro-
vide background music as the
servers bring you plates of tea
sandwiches, scones and clot-


ted cream and a variety of tiny
dessert cakes while pouring
the tea of your choice.
While sipping your tea,
ponder the thought that the
Ringlings found their way to
Sarasota after being snubbed
by society folk in Tarpon
Springs.
At his death, Ringling left
his house and the art muse-
um plus a modest endow-
ment to the state of Florida.
Make your day
To make a day of it, check
out the Clyde Butcher exhibit
at the museum in the morn-
ing, have a light lunch at


Treviso in the museum's.Vi-
tor center and then he t'.
the Ritz-Carlton for its!
walk and complete yotq, .
with afternoon tea. Be s
call for reservations for t .41
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Carlton Drive, which
before the entrance t$,1
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leads to St. Armands C'ir q ^
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concierge at 309-21601. f
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call the hotel's main nu'E.
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communicating across the
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First some statistics that
you've undoubtedly heard:
Two-thirds of Americans are
overweight or obese; In the
past year, obesity rates have
risen in 31 states; There are 25
million American children
overweight or obese; In
Florida, 60% of the popula-
tion is overweight or obese.
Is there an obesity epidem-
ic in America? According to a
poll by Trust For America's
Health, a non-profit, non-
partisan national health orga-
nization, 85% of our popula-
tion feel there is.
When reading the statis-
tics, it appears as if Americans
are indifferent to their weight
problems and don't care
about improving their health
status. However, talk to any-
one struggling with their
weight and -you will hear
recurring themes: Losing
weight is difficult to near-
impossible for some people
and keeping weight off is a
constant, often losing battle.
Why is it that something as
simple and basic to our
human nature as the intake of
nutrients to sustain our bod-
ies has become such a huge
problem? As an exercise
physiologist, I was taught in
college that weight mainte-
nance boils down to a simple
calculation of calories in
equaling calories out. If a per-
son expends the same num-
ber of calories as they take in
each day, they will not gain
weight. It sounds straightfor-
ward and it is, yet it is any-
thing but simple.
Ten thousand years ago,
humans moved from hunting
and gathering to an agricul-
tural system. And that is
where the trouble began. We
became more sedentary in
our.lifestyle and simultane-


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including their directors, officers, employees and agents, from any personal injury or property damage which I, my vessel, or my
passengers may cause in any way, or which may be occasioned by me or those on my vessel as a result of my participating in the
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ously had more food at our
immediate disposal. Because
we stopped our nomadic
existence and settled down to
form societies, food became
something to do when we
gathered together. Suddenly,
food became more than
merely sustenance, it became
fun. And today, our relation-
ship with food is complex in
that food and food consump-
tion has a myriad of social
and cultural implications
beyond what we need to eat
to live.
Add to our confusion an
abundance of constantly
changing nutrition and exer-
cise information and a
plethora of "misinformation"
surrounding dieting. It is no
wonder the average Ame-
rican is overweight and over-
whelmed. These are not
excuses however, and I'm not
writing this to give anyone
ammunition about why they
can't lose weight. My intent is
to provide an approach to
weight loss that is realistic
and logical, smart and sus-
tainable.
,First, don't go it alone.
There are numerous, valid
programs and organizations
that provide sound guidance
and support to individuals
wanting to lose weight. Get
referrals and investigate.
Support is key and often nec-
essary for long-term success.
Secondly, get the facts. Don't
fall prey to fads or phony
claims. Read credible sources
and be skeptical of anything
that sounds too good to be
true. Third, consider social
and cultural factors that influ-
ence your eating. Analyze
why you eat when you do and
how the food or act of eating
makes you feel. Get to the
root of your overeating on all
levels. Finally, realize that
maintaining a "normal"
weight is about lifestyle which


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includes the way you eat and
the way you move your body
every day. Physical activity,
whether it is organized exer-
cise or activities of daily life,
impacts your weight as much.
as or more so than food
intake.
The South County Family
YMCA is offering Discover
You, a 12-week weight loss
program incorporating all the
elements of healthy weight
loss and lifestyle change. We
are here to educate, encour-
age, support and sometimes
prod. Please call us today to
discuss the possibilities. The
statistics can be reversed!

Jennifer Tucker, MS, is the
association director of well-
ness and membership at the
South County Family YMCA.
Call the YMCA 492-9622, or
visit in Venice at 701 Center
road or Englewood at 701
Medical Blvd. Check out the
YMCA's Web site at
www.southcountyfamily
ymca.org.


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CLASS ACTS


Teen summer volunteers


Scouting


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WEDNESDAY
SEPT. 26, 2007


the Appalachian Trail


PHOTO COURTESY OF VENICE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
Gene Burke, directory of volunteers, presents Shannon Pasik a cer-
tificate of appreciation and a small gift. Pasik, a student at Venice
High School, volunteered in the Ambulatory Care Unit this summer.


SPECIAL TO THE
GONDOLIER SUN


Venice Regional Medical
Center's patients visitors, staff
and volunteers enjoyed inter-
action with. 44 youth volun-
teers this summer.
Teens wore red shirts
that easily identified them
throughout the healthcare
system.
Volunteers worked in the
emergency room and the
Elephant's Trunk thrift store.
Most of the teen volunteers
used the experience to explore
a career goal in healthcare.


They gained volunteer hours
toward the Bright Futures
Scholarship Program.
If you're interested in vol-
unteering at Venice Regional,
Medical Center, call 483-7050.
In 1997, the Florida Leg-
islature created the Florida
Bright Futures Scholarship
Program. This Florida Lot-
tery-funded scholarship re-
wards students for their
academic achievements
during high school by pro-
viding funding for them to
pursue post secondary edu-
cational and career goals in
Florida.


Florida Bright Futures
Scholarship information may
be obtained at the Rotary
Futures Program, from your
guidance counselor and at
www.firn.edu/doe/bright
futures.
Students complete an
online application for the
Bright Futures scholarships
beginning in December of
their senior year. Students
and parents may use www.
facts.org to monitor Bright
Futures status beginning
their freshman year.
In 2001, several Venice-
area community leaders rec-
ognized the need to provide
additional support to stu-
dents and community mem-
bers regarding post-sec-
ondary planning and deci-
sion-making.
These community leaders
formed a 22-member board
of directors with the vision
of starting a program that
would supplement the ser-
vices provided by Venice
High School.
Coupled with support
from community organiza-
tion, the Venice-Nokomis
Rotary Club agreed to be the
primary continuous spon-
sor of the program, thereby
the name "Rotary Futures
Program."
Located in VHS portable
406, the RFP is a unique
resource to the Venice-area
community and is open to
students of all ages.
Hours are Tuesday through
Friday 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.,
closed on Monday. All ser-
vices are free of charge.
For more information, call
480-3178.


It's an educational tea party time


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The preschoolers at Venice.
Nokomis United Methodist
Child Care Center dressed in
costumes, then went to a tea
party at If Tea Cups Could Talk
tea room on Miami Avenue.
Children were allowed to
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Upon returning to their
classrooms, the children pre-
pared for their own tea party
lunch. In keeping with cus-
toms, the children were pre-
sented to the queen by her
court jester before sitting
down to eat at tables decorat-
ed for the occasion.

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Lemonade tea was served
from tea pots and the chil-
dren ate tiny sandwiches and
fruit, as well ,as English cook-
ies for dessert.
This educational experi-
ence taught manners, eti-
quette, the history of royalty
and castles and imagination
and creativity.


PHOTO COURTESY OF DEBBIE WOOD
Boy Scout Troop 1001 went on a high adventure campout for this summer's activity. The troop spent
10 days hiking the Appalachian Trail, caving, panning for gemstones and whitewater rafting on a
class 4 river in South Carolina. The boys had a great time and honed their hiking and camping skills.
They packed in all their food for the Appalachian Trail hike of 20 miles. For Boy Scout troop informa-
tion, contact Scoutmaster Brown at 488-4510.


WHAT'S Fr 0i T -


Wednesday, Sept. 26
Spaghetti with whole wheat roll and corn
dog; 1905 salad; garden cup/steamed zuc-
chini; applesauce/orange; grape juice.
Thursday, Sept. 27
Nachos with chili and cheese; baked potato
with chili and cheese; turkey salad stuffed


tomato; steamed broccoli corn; mixed fruit
banana; apple juice.
Friday, Sept.28
Chicken Nuggets with brown rice; PBJ
uncrustable; tuna salad platter; green
beans/tomato wedges; grapes/pears; orange
juice.


Playing it by the numbers


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mathematics competition for
students from two-year col-
leges on Oct. 26-27 at MCC
Bradenton.
This competition is the
first math event that has been
held at the college. Co-spon-
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American Mathematical As-
sociation of two-year col-
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Guest speakers are mathe-
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mathematician and artist
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Zerla, a University of South
Florida professor, specializes
in the history of mathematics.


In 2002, he received a Cer-
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Formerly coordinator of
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national exhibits, and will be
displayed Oct. 5 though Nov.
8 at the MCC Bradenton Fine
Art Gallery. For more infor-
mation, call 752-5523.


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This topic was suggested
by a letter from John Cog of
Norfolk, Va. Here's the entire
text:
"How come when I'm
standing in front of a full-
length mirror with nothing on
but socks, white socks look
OK, but dark-colored socks
make me look cheap and
sleazy?" This letter was
passed along to me by my
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there's a perfectly innocent
explanation she has seen
John Cog of Norfolk, Va.,
wearing nothing but socks.
But the point is that dark
socks, as a lone fashion acces-
sory, create a poor impres-
sion. This is a known fact that
has been verified in scientific
experiments wherein fashion
researchers put little white
socks on one set of naked lab-
oratory rats and dark socks on
another, then exposed both
groups to a panel of leading
business executives such as
Bill Gates, who indicated that
they would be "somewhat
more likely" to hire from the
white-sock group, should
their personnel needs ever
include a rat.
What this nieans, men, is
that if you're dressing for an
important job interview,
church supper, meeting with
my Research Department or
other occasion where you
could wind up wearing noth-
ing but socks, they should be
white.
Likewise, if you're going to
be wearing just your under-
wear, you should always tuck,
your undershirt way down
into your underpants. This is


the "look" favored by the con-
fident, sharp-dressing men
found in the underwear sec-
tion of the Sears catalog, who
are often depicted standing
around in Rotary-Club-like
groups, looking relaxed and
smiling, as if to say: "Our
undershirts are tucked way
down into our underpants,
and we could not feel better
about it!"
These men live in Sears
Catalog Men's Underwear
Town, where all the residents,
including on-duty police offi-
cers, wear only underwear. All
the residents are always in a
good mood because they live
only a few pages away from
Sears Catalog Women's
Underwear Town, which is
occupied by hundreds of
women who stand around all
day wearing nothing but
brassieres and underpants
and thinking nothing of it.
Sometimes, late at night, they
all get together for wild par-
ties in the Power Tools sec-
tion.
The happy mood in the
Sears underwear towns
stands in stark contrast to the
mood in Calvin Klein
Perfume-Ad Town, where


you'd THINK people would
be ecstatic, because they're
always writhing around in
naked co-educational groups
like worms in a bait bucket,
but they always have troubled
expressions on their faces, as
if they're thinking: "SOME-
BODY in this co-educational
group had Mexican food for
lunch."
One last underwear tip: No
doubt, your mom always told
you that your underwear
should be clean and free of
holes or stains, because you
might get in a car crash and
be taken, unconscious, to the
hospital, and people would
see your underwear and pos-
sibly ridicule it. Your mom
was absolutely right, as we
can see from the following
unretouched transcript from
the emergency room of a
major hospital:
DOCTOR: What do we
have here?
NURSE: We have a car-
crash victim who has severe
head trauma and a broken
neck and massive internal
injuries and is spewing blood
like a fire hydrant.
DOCTOR (briskly): OK,
let's take a look at his under-


wear. ... WHOA! How do you
get Cheez Whiz THERE?
(Laughter from everybody
in the emergency room,
including gunshot victims.)
Our final fashion tip for
men concerns those special
occasions when, for whatever
-reason, you want to wear
something on top of your
underwear. What style of
clothing is right for you? The
answer taking into consid-
eration your particular age,
build, coloring and personali-
ty is: "clothing that has
been picked out by a
woman." Because the sad
truth is that males, as a group,
have the fashion sense of
cement.
Oh, I realize that there are'
exceptions men who know
how to pick out elegant suits
and perfectly color-coordi-
nated accessories. But for
every man walking around
looking tasteful, there are at
least 10 men walking around
wearing orange plaid
Bermuda shorts with non-
matching boxer shorts stick-
ing out above AND below,
and sometimes also, poking
out through the fly.
Men are genetically pro-


grammed to select ugly cloth-
ing. This dates back millions
of years to when primitive
tribal men, responsible for
defending their territory,
would deck themselves out in
face paint, animal heads and
nose bones, so as to look real-
ly hideous and scare off
enemy tribes. If some prehis-
toric tribal warriors had
somehow got hold of modern
golf clothing, they would have
ruled the rain forest.
In conclusion, men, please
remember that the fashion
tips contained in this column
are just the "basics." To learn
more about the current men's
fashion "scene," get a copy of
Esquire or GQ magazine and
study the ads and articles pre-
senting the latest styles, mak-
ing a mental note to never,
ever wear any of them,
because unless you're a male
model, you'd look stupid. Just
wear a regular blue suit like
everybody else and try to
have both shoes the same
color. You can get that Cheez
Whiz out with bleach.

Dave Barry is continuing a
leave of absence from writing
his weekly humor column.


The Animal Rescue Coal-
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that Roberta C. Druif has
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utive director, effective imme-
diately.
Druif has served as ARC's
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director of the Indianapolis
Art Center, four years as
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director of the Indianapolis
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ARC is a nonprofit organi-
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end the. killing of adoptable
dogs and cats in Sarasota and
Manatee Counties by means
of an active spay/neuter pro-
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tion program and otLer pro-
grams designed to recognize
the profound benefits to peo-
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knowing their home town
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"We celebrate your achieve-
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we celebrate your promise,"
said Dr. Richard Conroy,
board chairman of the foun-
dation at the scholarship
reception.
He welcomed several hun-
dred students and their fami-
lies to a gala at the Plantation
Golf & Country Club. He rec-
ognized the volunteers who
read through the many schol-
arship applications determin-
ing who would receive
awards. Longtime volunteer
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for contributing more than 50
hours to the\ scholarship
process.
President and CEO of the
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read the name of each stu-
dentr-asshe introduced them
to the group. Family members
beamed while watching the
recipients step forward to
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Grardma Maria Geronimo
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being honored. The family
enjoyed meeting other recipi-
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desserts.
Barbara Hart smiled as
daughter Tarah Hart received
her award. Both women star
at iC.e Venice Little Theatre.
Jean Taylor got to see her
granddaughter, Venice High
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ing two scholarships.
Former school board
member Lee Byron now
serves on the board for Big
Brothers Big Sisters. She and
executive director Joy Mahler
cheered students in their
organization receiving a-
wards. Jean Trammell hon-
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Quota Club scholarships.
Other community members
on hand were Andy Britton
and the Rev. Chris Gray, a
board member of GulF Coast
Community Foundation of
Venice.
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The special person of this
week is Julie Smith. This ter-
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dren each day.
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served on booster and parent
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parents in New York and
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Yankees. Julie Smith is one of
the multi-tasking moms who
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From left, Lee Byron, Joy Mahler and Shelby Tudor represent Big
Brothers Big Sisters at the scholarship awards reception. Mahler is
executive director of Big Brothers and Big Sisters.


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and front from left, Lindsey Smith and Allison Knaust, enjoy the reception
at the Plantation Golf & Country Club. Lindsey and Allison received
scholarships.


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from Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice.


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two scholarships from Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice.


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at the Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice scholar-
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awards. Tarah and Elizabeth received scholarships to help pay their tuition at the
University of Central Florida.


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Golf & Country Club.


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

1010 OPEN HOUSE

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Financial


1010 OPEN HOUSE 1020 HOUSES FOR 1022 ENGLEWOOD
SALE FOR SALE
S3/2/2 pool home, new
kitchen, new air & heat
EWSPAPERSi $179,900. 6366 Conis-
ton.St, Gardens of Gulf
Cove. (941)-697-9923
PUNTA GORDA 5307 Early Terrace
3/2/3 WATERFRONT Pool
OFFICE Home w/Gulf Access,
$379K,
NOW OPEN FOR ALL 2067 Omega Ct 'North
CUSTOMER SERVICE NEED A MORTGAGE? Port Newer 3/2/2, Pool,
BUSINESS Jumbo Loan Specialist Cul-De-Sac $225K
-et- Call Kazwell, Englewood area Lots
icy 331 SULLIVAN ST (941)-625-0015 $9000 $94,000.
nity (Olive green 2- Terry Long
We story house, 1st fl. N'e e oPac 941-474-2897 Ext 127
An Corner of West C e REMAX Bayside.'
ich Virginia Ave. and 6432 Thorman Newer
o Suivin AEnter your classified ad online 3/2/2 w/POOL. $199K
se Sullivan St.) and pay with your credit card. 6407 Thorman Newer
ec, It's fast, easy, and convenient. 3/2/2 water/sewer $173
Or BUSINESS HOURS Go to sun-herald.com/classi- 743/2/2 water/sewer $
fieds. 7424 Quarry 3/2/2
Fast Convenient Easy Pool, on 2 lots. $219K
Monday Friday Sun-Herald.com/classifieds Terry Long
(Visa or Mastercard) 941-474-2897 Ext 127
7 a.m. 1 p.m. SUN &l RE/MAX Bayside
2 p.m. 4 p.m. ". .^ 9404 El Campo 3/2/2
New Roof. $149K
(941) 205-1000 E. Dearborn Updated
3BR on 2 Lots, Water &
New Home for Sale By Owner, Sewer! $149K
NE Arcadia. 3/3/2 Lots of tile, 198 Annapolis 3/2/2
Italian Ceramic & Bath. Great Pool, Canal, Nice! $194K
kitchen. Vaulted Ceilings. 62 Golfview Rd. Updated
$229,000 (9411-780-0020 4/2/2, Pool, New Roof,
e $229K. Terry Long
941-474-2897 Ext 127
RE/MAX Bayside
Open House SATURDAY NEED A MORTGAGE?'
1-4pnm 1110 Porpoise No Money Down
1019 CAPE Rd, 3/2, Close to Water, Call Kazwell
p HAZEROTONDA Move in Condition, Solar (941)-625-0015
e HAZEM/OTONDA Heated Pool, Owner Moti- ROTONDA LAKES, brand
vated. PRICE REDUCED new nicely furnished, 1875sf
4/2/2, Pool. Golf course & NOW $289k. Seller wil air, 3/2/2, extras, Cost
pond view. $359,900. The $325K, ell for $199.900.
Very Team Century 21 Aar ayuDto4000 forCos325K, Sell for(941) 698 S199.99600
941-268-1930 ing Costs, BRING OFFERS! (941) 6988969.
CALL John McGreevy Waterfront off of Lemon
CORAL COVE, 941-962-4905 Bay, 3BR/2BA, office, fully
10071 Creekside. New gated Prudential Florida WCI furn., set up as a vacation
neighborhood, dry lot rental w/4 websites
weeded dock on Coral already established. 2 car
Creek c260KCor ADVERTIS oversized garage, swim-
Gasparilla Prop., Carol Stew- Pool home, 1989, 3/3/2 on 2 mfish cleaning pool, boat dock & lift
art 941-964-5650 lots asking $150,000. Call OWNER MUST SELL! 852
Henry Gustaf, (866) 626-7375 E. 6th St., Engl $290,000
NEWER 3/2/2 pool on RE/MAX Powerhouse obo (775)-690-5332
80x180 lot. $339,900. www.usarealestatel969.com
The Verity Team Century 21
Ats nar 941-268-1930 SACRIFICE SALE! EngI,
2/2/1, 5233 White Ave., NOKOMIS/OSPIEY
e POOL HOME On canal with Recent Upgrds, Cmr Lot.
wooded lots 3 sides. 4/2/2; $169K 941-697-7707 FOR SALE


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Sun. Sept 30, 12-4,
2br/2ba Updated kitchen &
bath, lanai, turnkey $19,900.
941-484-0649

OPEN SAT & SUN 1-4 1931
Hawthorne Rd, Venice, Clean
2/2/2 Great Nhbrhood, All
Appli Incl., S170K's Call Con-
nie Birchhill, Corporate Realty
Group (941)-735-5190


OPEN SUN 9/30 12- 3
144 Rose Street, Venice
$210K Carrie Roberts
RE/MAX TS 941-539-3407

Advertise in
The Classifieds!


$343,000.
Built 2002.
Gasparilla Properties, Carol
Stewart, or Kelly Reark941-
964-5650

1020 HOUSES FOR
SALE

AUCTION
Starting bid $50,000,
Auction will end Oct.
10th. Submit all offers
via fax to
(941)875-9325
3383 Harbor Blvd. PLt.
Char. Must be preap-
proved or cash buyer.
Bank Foreclosures
budtraynerrealty.com
Bud Trayner Realty
941-766-7278

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FOR YOUR HOME
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nitely DON'T WAIT!
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HomeChoice Real Estate! We'll
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immediately! Hollie Dustin
941-916-2251. Oralia Ramer-
iz 863-990-6093


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'We Will Sell Your Home, or
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has the Sqllers Security
Falh(certain conditions apply)
Call for details!
ERA Advantage Realty
(941) 255-5300
www.eraportcharlotte.com
VIEW HOMES ONLINE
SunStateRealtyLLC.com
SUNSTATE REALTY
CALL 766-0500

1021 ARCADIA
FOR SALE

LEASE OR PURCHASE!
E-Z Terms either way. Nice
area, 3/1.5+crprt. Take
over pymts & own. No
qualifying! (941)286-8376

1022 ENGLEWOOD
FOR SALE

$100 Dep
New-2b/2b gar $690/mopi
Decent Credit & SE Req
941-255-2197 for details
$139,900 New 3/2/1's
$159,900 New 3/2/2's
Own, No Down!
941-270-1461 Cell
ActivityRealtyCo.com
28 Long Meadow Lane
3/2/2 Pool, canal. Nice!
$249,000
294 Mariner Ln 3/2/2,
Pool, canal, Tile Roof,
Circular Dr. $239,000
239 Spring Dr. New,
Huge 3/2/3 Pool, 17K sq
ft, Corner lot. $339K
Terry Long
941-474-2897 Ext 127
REMAX Bayside.


FSBO, Dona Bay waterfront,
dock, 2BR/2BA split plan.
PRICED REDUCED! (941)485-
8229
UNDER $150K, 2/1/1, Walk to
beach, elziaphillips @michae-
saunders.com (941-223-3344


1024 NORTH PORT
$139.900! Updated
3/2/2, lanai, new roof,
beautiful yard, 2313 Cran-
berry Blvd. Karen Hamil-
ton, ReMax Anchor Realty.
941-456-1486.
$176,500 3/2/2 NEW,
over $20K in upgrades,
priv lot, cony to 1-75 &
shops. (941)-475-8966
$2500 BUYS YOU A HOME!
3/2/2, built in '04. Private
fixed rate mortgage
$1,197.68/mo. 4608 But-
terfly Lane. (941)-628-5278
$89,850 illness forces sale.
3/1.5/1, 1,000sf, new car-
pet & paint, quiet area, cent.
AC (941)-423-5379
*UNBEUEVABLEI
2 NEWBEArFILL
3/2/2 HOMES IN
NORTH PORT For Sale
By Owner for Q=IY
$149.900 & 169.900
(440)-915-5255
FSBO New 3/2/2 w/den,
lanai, over 2,100sf. under
air, exc., floor plan, must
sell. $195,000. Financing
avail. No realtors please.
(561)-248-0458
3/2/2, Fenced, Mostly Tile,
Stainless Appliances, 2 yrs old,
Fum/Unfurn $185,000 obo.
(941-539-6478


Classifications


Business Service


5000


Pets/Livestock


6230


Transportation/Boats 7000


1025 PT CHAR 1028 VENICE FOR SALE
FOR SALE
3/2/2 Immac. Pool. Golf
NEED A MORTGAGE? course view. $369,900. The
1st Time Home Buyers Verity Team Century 21 Almar
Call Kazwell 941-268-1930
(941)-625-0015
BEST DEAL S. VENICE
New 3/2 House, $159K BEACH $20K Below
Owner will finance. Real recent appraisal!!!
Estate Broker Jack $165,000 obo. 2 poss
Porter (239)-860-0577 3/2/2, 2350 SF, .total
remodel w/designer
Our new home completed touches, 120x100 Lot.
early. Must sell current 1023 Southland, OPEN
3/2/2 in Sec. 15, Lots of Sat-Sun 1-4, (941)497-
upgrades! Great area! 1947 or (812-350-7966
$209K. 941-457-0279 FSBO SALE OR TRADE
OWNER FINANCE 2543 sq ft, Beautiful 3/3,
$125,000 + P Pool, Lake, Golf,
$3, 5,000 own Listed 4/06 $519,000
(941)-268-7718 w Appraised 7/07 for $453,000
REDUCED TO $398.000
Peachland area 3.2 split (972)333-5896 for Access
plan, tile, sliders, ready .to Jacaranda Pool hm @ unbeli-
build a deck $115,000/offer veable $249,900 The Verity
FHA. Utopia Comm Rlty (941)- Team Century21Almar 941-
575-7111 268-1930


1025 PT CHAR
FOR SALE
$100 Dep
New-2b/2b gar $690/mopi
Decent Credit & SE Req
941-255-2197 for details
$119K 3/2 +CPT,
1830SF, fire plc, pool,
new AC. Sel-Fast List
@ 3.5% 475-8282
$134,500 3/2/1
Murdock area, lanai, cath
clgs, inside laundry, grt cond
& area 9414758966
2/1/CP, on freshwater
canal. Owner financing
available or rent to own.
$800/mo. 775-690-5332
AUCTION
Starting bid $50,000,
Auction will end Oct.
10th. Submit all offers
via fax to
(941)875-9325
3383 Harbor Blvd. Pt.
Char. Must be preap-
proved or cash buyer.-
3br/2ba/CP, remod-
eled, swimming pool,
fenced yard, central
heat/air, sunroom,
$145,000.
(775)-690-5332
2/2, large, yard & lanai,
recently remodeled. Must
sell ASAP. Asking $90,000.
Call (305)-205-4602
3/1, Large lanai. New
paint inside & out. Every-
thing new! Move in cond!
$99,000. (941)-457-7077
3/2 BLOCK home 12077
Warden Ave. Gulf Cove
area. Like new cond.
$128,000 941-628-3934
4 Bedroom, 3 Bath
Home! $20,000 Must
sell. For listings. 800-
366-9783. ext. 5543
4/2/CP, recently updated
electric, new heat & air, priced
to move $126,000 603-765-
7152

AWESOME OPPORTUNITY!
3/2/1 Must Sell to Move
$159K Gutted & Beutifully
Rebuilt! 630 Edgemere St.
Great Area!
(941-743-9521


1024 NORTH PORT

New High Quality Homes
For Sale
2 to choose from
Heaton Terr, $159,900
Woodland Construction
941-232-0636 for appt

CUTE 1BR/1BA, c/h/a,
new appliances, tile, shed,
Irg lanai w/laundry room
$61k 941-979-9983
Extraordinary Opportunity
Sabal Trace single family
gated 3/2, $309,900 FCR
(941)276-0516
FSBO Lease Opt. or Trade
3/2/2, 0/S Cmr Lot, lyr old,
6010 Ganyard Ave, Price Nego.
Very Motived Sellers! 941-484-
2060.

Great 6 mo..young home in
gated comm., pond & club-
house view from lanai, granite,
SS appl., all tile,
2/2/2 + den, 1,950 sq. ft.
a/c, (941)-876-3815

* MUST SELL!!
JUST REDUCED!!! *
3/2/2, pool, 1800 sf,
many upgrades, $235K
3/2/2 pool, 2,100sf,
1 1/2 acre lot w/
26x36 galv. steel bldg.
set on back corner
of lot$310K
No credit or bad credit
OK. Seller financing
aval. Lease options
available. Very creative
terms, financing avail-
able for any person.
(941)223-7801


Homeowners
,and Realtors
P etan ,
Appraisal
on. your home for
JUST $95.00
Call for details:-
(941) 743-3700 or
(941) 457-7213

MASADA HOMES spec 1829
New London St. 1685 living
area 3/2/2. Many upgrades,
pool package avail. Call 941.
625-9065 or 941- 979-8773.


1030 WATERFRONT
HOMES
By Owner Beach Complex
Totally Handicapped
Access. 3/3.5 Appraised
$550K. 941- 815-6797

PORT CHARLOTTEWa-
terfront Homes
************* *
TAKE ADVANTAGE NOW!
3/2/1, 1 Bridge,
5 Minutes out..
$200,000

3/2/2 Sailboat Water,
Pool, 2 Minutes out.
$450,000

Possible Financing or
Rent to Own

(630)-964-2834



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and Realtors*
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on your home for
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("941) 743-3700 or
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OWNER FANCMG 100%
Take over existg paymentof
$1,908. Perfectvacation renal.
Balanceod $28600.
3BR/2BA/1CG, pool, FL rm,
boat dock on deep wde canal
w/guf access, bridge out, in
resteneihbohtdu -
18430 Briggs Cile, P Char.
(941)-875-9023
PC Beach 2 for 1!
Fero 4/3.5, pool, no
bridges! 3800 sf &
3/2 waterview 2050 sf.
$975K 941-815-7189.
Will Separate.
PG, 3/2/2, pool, jacuzzi,
dock & lift, new carpet &
paint inside, $270,000
obo, 941-347-8860
S. GULF COVE w/ lease
option. 3/2/2,
1850sqft, 80' on water.
Rent $1400 Purchase
$340k 1/2 Rent
towards purchase
941-697-9763
SHELLS
REALTY
2494 Vankeuren Dr.,
Custom 3/2/3, built 2002,
160' on access canal nr
Riverwood, dock/lift/pool
$499,900
Kent Wolfe (941)-504-4019
Waterfront off of Lemon
Bay, 3BR/2BA, office, fully
furn., set up as a vacation
rental w/4 websites
already established. 2 car
oversized garage, swim-
ming pool, boat dock & lift,
fish cleaning station.
OWNER MUST SELL!
852 E. 6th St., Englewood
$290K obo (775)-690-5332
www.usarealestatel969.com

1040 CONDOS/VILLAS
FOR SALE
2/2 D.C. Golfers Dream, fur-
nished, granite, wood floors,
awesome views. Owner-Agent
$130K (941) 698-4653


Peppertree Estate gated
comm.. 3 bedims, 2 ? bas,
2 car gar. 2,160 sq ft many
upgrades $259,900
Home on corner, 2 lots with
courtyard pool, 4 bedrm, 2
? bas, 2 car gar. 3,896 sq
ft upgrades galore.
$349,900
Call Ellen McCarthy,
McCarthy Realty for
more info. 628-6954



Spacious 2006 Home, 376
Skyland In. 3/2/2 + Den &
Lanai, city water, Hurr shut.
$171,000 (941)-266-2835

Steal My Home
Valued @$119K
$69,900
22094 Marshall Ave
941-626-6600

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1026 PUNTA GORDA
FOR SALE

By Owner 4BR 2.5BA new
wood floors, country home
on 1 ac. Zoned agricultural
$140,000. 239-247-1566
Great opportunity!
4/2/2 house, listed on
www.eBay.com,
250159674196.


/New Home in
Pumnta Gorda
This 3/2 spacious
home Is minutes from
Golf courses, famous
Burnt Store Marina
(public boat launches)
and beaches. Offers a
large lot, 2 car garage,
sprinkler and alarm
system. Over 1800sf
7lving. $209,900
941-493-0400/

New listing L-shaped ranch -
2,500 sq. ft., 4/2/2, fire-
place, tilapia pond, 900 sq.ft.
block bldg. 2.5ac. Utopia
Comm RIty (941)-575-7111


1027 SOUTH VENICE
FOR SALE




1028 VENICE FOR SALE

$167,500 VENICE E, 3/2/1.5
& $165K VENICE Condo
Beautifully decorated,
all ceramic tile

2br/2ba Pre Fab Home,
fully furn, in 50+ resort
facility. $10K owner
financing 516-728-7487
or 516-728-2991


Venice Beach efficiency
must sell. $129,000
Will consider all offers
(239)-403-8822
Venice Gardens Spacious
2/2/2, 2457sf home on 2 lots,
REMODELED new AC, carpet,
tile, paint, city water, comm.
pool. PRICED TO SELU $165K
497-6703

VENICE GARDENS 3br
w/poss. inlaw, 2500sf,
Remodeled, Corian, gran-
ite, Beaut. Owner fin. poss
941-2234488
VENICE GARDENS, S169K
2/2/2, 2438sf, L/Rm,
D/Rm, Fam Rm, Eat-in Kit,
Pantry, Laundry, Office,
CitY Water, NEW Plumbing
CarpetD,WD, Lanai, Patio,
Ext. Paint, 941-408-2300
Venice, Gause Dr. 3/2,
Nice Sized Rms on Canal
just off Myakka. Lrg Stor-
age Shed; Corner Property
w/ Fruit Trees. Check
Comps, this is a Steal at
$229,000. 941-228-6637

1029 SARASOTA
FOR SALE


4/3/2, 2 story home
ESTATE OF Laura J.
Furtaw Hagan Ellen at
4721 Stone Ridge
Hidden Oak Estates,
Sept. 29, 2007 Noon
2004 SPV &
Furnishings at 10AM




1030 WATERFRONT
HOMES



A MUST SEE!
Riverfront w/gulf
accessP! Move right in.
3/3/2, oversized pool,
dock & seawall.
Appraised in 2006 for
$500,0000. Now
$369,000. Owner will
consider lease option.
Call (941)716-0040
or (941)-423-1313
www.mmhammer.com




[FL GRANDACTN
October 27 in Florida
& Chicago & on-line.
CALL NOW TO BUY OR
SELL AT AUCTION.




| Classified Works! |
Boston Investor paying all
cash for waterfront, Gulf
access properties. Any loca-
tion, any condition. Close in 2
weeks.
(978)423-6529


NEED A MORTGAGE?
100% Investor Financing BARGAIN HOME!!
Call Kazwell Unfinished Concrete
(941)-625-0015 Shell, 23156 Lark Ave,
NEW CONSTRUCTION 1800sf, $80,000. obo Call
mid S180s, Albert 941-629-2558
2625 Yuma Ave, or 941-628-2883
(941)-376-4902 BRAND NEW Masada Homes
spec.Sec 15 184 Harrisburg
NORTH PORT LOT, beaut. St.2298 living area 3/2.5/2
oversized corner lot, cleared w/many upgrades. Call 941-
& elevated, nice neighborhood 625-9065 or 941- 979-8773.
w/new homes. Only $30K
obo. BY Owner 4/2/Pool only
941-661-0564 $179,500. or good, offer,
22106 Elmira Blvd 941-979-
North Port, Steal my
Home, 3/2/2, 1500 .
Sq.Ft, Built in 2000, Canal Home a gain!
$139,900 926-0022 815 Conreid Dr
$149,900
NP PRISTINE 3/2/2 941-626-6600
Pool Home,Numerous
UpGrades 2763 Burri Ter. COMPLETELY RENOVATED
$229,900 941-240-5361 HOUSE in & out, 3/1/1 w/Ig.
fam. rm or 4th BR Downtown
Triple income Property-Fuly PC. Only $125K obo.
occupied. Brings h$360 posi- 941-661-0564
tive cash flow after expenses per
month. $123,000
(941)-875-9023 CREATIVE FINANCING


Unbelievable
Offer!!!
$10,000
Cash big rebate
at closing. lew
3/2, lanai, garage,
tile, carpet, oversized
, comer lot, city water
& sewer, REDUCED
NOW TOlM S159,000
Call (941)716-0040

WHY RENT? Buy our house!
No bank qualifying. Bad cred-
it okay. Low dn pmt. Easy
monthly pmts. New 2007
3/2/2, off Atwater Drive. Call
Bob at (941)-358-9936.


3/2/2 +Pool, 2100sf,
$0 Dn, BK OK, Easy Terms,
Dave (941)-2684921
Gorgeous! 2/2, Grg,
Big Yard. No qual.
Owner Finance! $149K.
(561)-352-3010
Investor Sell Off
Homes from $69K
Call for List
941-626-6600
MASADA HOMES model w/
lease back. Sec 15, 477
Loveland Blvd. 2061 living
area 3/2/2 w/upgraded pool.
Call 941-625-9065 or 941-
979-8773.
MOVING MUST SELL! '06
4/2/2 Pristine! Upgrades!
1538 Frisco. $218K obo
941-743-4692


jr-


p
'V


4000 Merchandise/Garage Sales 6000


E.Englewood BRAND NEW
2/2/1. $149,900.
The Verity Team Century 21
Alnar 941-268-1930








Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007, Real Estate Classified


1040 CONDOS/VILLAS
FOR SALE

EMERALD OAKS CONDOS
'Take advantage of this one
time oppty. Purchase a Lux-
ury Condo unit in a Presti-
gious Comm. in N. Port,
FL. Save up to $70K in
pre-sale & seller conces-
sions on the next 20 units
'sold. No closing costs No
condo fees for the 1st yr -
Low interest rates. Special
,'financing-Programs avail.
for 1st time buyers. Special
-15ricing avail, only thru Oct
Fred S Iute RE & Dev ir.
CBC058694
S(941)426-1489 or
Tol Freel-888-803-3100
* ENGLEWOOD, Quail's Run
55+. Must Sell or Lease. .By
* Owner. www.ebay.com
- Item #170151072977
Harborfront PG, breathtaking
long range water views. New
3/2 w/designer uoerades.


1090 MOBILE HOMES 1210 HOMES FOR RENT 1210 HOMES FOR RENT
FOR SALE


$ SAVINGS ON RENTALS
Nn...U L O k^ ich I .l.n A MHPUD


okoUmis, Spanisrh AakesA R TAL ,
55+, 2/2, Wood Firs thruout, ANNUAL RENTALS
Lakefront, Hurricane Tie Downs, Heron Creek Executive
Cvrd Carport, Scrnd Porch, Pool Home $1,975
Shed, All Appliances. $41K Deep Creek
(386)4456179 Condo 2/2 $750
Sable Trace NEW
3/2/2 Ibis Ct $975
NOKOMIS: 2BR/1BA, Newly North Port PLUSH 3/2/2
remodeled, Own lot, $82,000. -Marjorie Ln $1,475
Owner partial fin. (941-484- Rotonda Lakes 3/2/2
0642 Antis Rd $1,100
Rotonda 4/2/1
Own Land,Lot is 110 x 50 Furnished Pool Home $900
Furnished, P.G. 600 sq. ft Gl Cursie
Inside $51,000 Negotiable Placida Golf Course view
(941) 875-1837 2/2 Condo $975
El Jobean 3/2/2
River front townhome
VENICE ISLE REAL ESTATE $1 475
SALES, INC. 55+ Resident
Owned Community.
Lic. R.E. Broker. SEASONAL RENTALS
41 .48F-7741 Manv I mnn Ra MView 3/2 Fxec


homes to choose from.


Gated. $485K. Owner-Agent. VENICE RANCH
(941) 376-1663 24x32, 2BR/1.5BA. Asking
$6000. Furnished.
12x56. 2BR/2BA. Asking
ADVERTISEI $12,000. Furnished.
ADVE55+ Comm. NO PETS.
Others to choose from.
-- www.veniceranch.com
HERITAGE OAK PARK Dick or Steve (941)488-5672
FOR SALE BY OWNER
'* WATERFRONT MOBILE
1/1 on the Peace River in PG.
Due to illness must sell. TOTALLY FURNISHED. Possi-
B VILLA 2/2/2 +DEN ble boat slip. ASKING
1502 Red Oak Ln. $42,000. Call 941-421-9929
$145,000. 1118 under or 941-421-2569 after 4pm
,air, upgraded carpet tile or email
in living area, new paint, solly0069@yahoo.com
like new condition.
Gated community, club-
-house, heated pool, 1110 OUT OF
many amenities and AREA HOMES
social activities. Enjoy
maintenance free living. Mayo FL Close To Suwannee
CONTACT OWNER River, 3BR/ 3BA Brick 8.8
941-627-2067 acres, Pool and Pond
$395,000. 386-208-2540 or
IN VENICE IT'S 386-294-1834
BIRD BAY VILLAGE
CONDOMINIUMS! Own/Rent Your Own
Pools, Tennis & Golf Vacation Home on the
N Maintenance Free Adriatic Sea. Call for
. WHY PAY MORE, Details! 262-968-2918
1/1 w/priv laundry $162,500
2/2 overlooking pool $195K
22Vilaongdfcourse$249,900 Say goodbye
S2/2Bahouseaptspit$239,900 to hurricanes, traffic
, 3/2cnLake $17500 jams, and high
2 Call us- Condo specialists prices!
Oird Bay Realty, Inc.
S 94485-4804 Visit our new Palm
Harbor Homes deed
MUST SELL 3BR/2BA, restricted community
Porches of Deep .Creek in just 40 miles north of
Punta Gorda. Pool & lake. the Florida line, conve-
179,900. Nancy (727)- niently located 15 mins
424303 Owner/Agent between Thomasville
NEED A MORTGAGE? and Moultrie, Georgia.
V 100% Condo Financing Complete 1 acre
Call Kazwell land/home packages,
(941) 625-0015 plus all improvements.
OWNER FINANCING Starting at $ 89,900
Low Down Pmnt. 2/2 for 3 BR 2 BTH homes.
- Condo, good area, pool. Taxes & Insurance
'-Call 941-380-5626 or approximately
941-625-0015 $1200.00 annually.
PC 2/2 pool, Cedar Cepcot Meadows
Noods, 1st floor. Must (229) 985-1145
,sale. $98,500: obo. Call or EMAIL
1941)-624-5234 mattcolandbrokers
@gmail.com
> 1070 DUPLEXES
FOR SALE

154,900, 2/1, scr. lanai, 1120 WANTEDTO BUY
)V/D hookup, good rental his-
oy, conveniently located. 2 2004 homes or younger. Up
-ail 941-685-7612 to 90% market value. Princi-
i97-199 Golf Club Ln, Venice, pies only. No realtors.
1br/1.5ba, Remodeled, on Golf 941-234-2166
course $235,000 (941)492- 120 LEASE OPTION
;73 1205 LEASE OPTION
S- 2BR/1BA & 3BR/1BA.
1341 & 343 Granada Blvd. 3/2/2 on Cul-de-sac w/ Scr.
*--North Port, FL 34286 lanai, sprinkler system, 3 yrs
-. Owner needs to sell!!!l new. $1000/mo or lease opt.
U$145,000 (775)-690-5332
"*w.usarealestatel969.com
'3IR/2BA/2CG 2 Kits, 2 FLORIDA DOWN PAYMENT
L Rm's, huge fncd yard. ASSISTANCE N.P. Built
1se opt., Price negot. 941- 2000, Nice 3/2/2, City Wtr,
423-4601/262-968-2918 $995/mo + $500 rent credit.
,UNTA GORDA historic dis- Call (6031-759-9000 Broker
*^rict, walk to parks & down-
town, 2BR/1BA open floor Englewood
Plan ea. unit. Gar. 1 side A RENTER NO MORE
hw/extra fam. rm. Carpt on 100% 1st yrs. pmt applies
their side. Positioned on 3 to purchase. Brand new
lots 120x90, each side par- 3/2/2. Owner financing.
Ally furn. Priced to sell 3/2/2. Ownerfinancing.
Z299,000/ obo. (941)-505- Rick 954-673-3772
2488
8" N.P. 2000 Like New, 3/2/2
Lanai, Sec Sys, 52"TV, grt
Trple hcomeProperty-Fuly location. Rent to Own.
occupied. Brngs in $360 pod- $995/mo.(941)-485-2337
!- cash flow after expenses per
moh. $123,000 S. GULF COVE.
S (941)-75-9023 Pet friendly!!
S0 M E2-3BR/2ba
,1090 MOBILE HOMES fenced yard, 2 sheds,
S FOR SALE $1000/mo 1/2 Rent
,towards purchase.
1984-PARK MODEL $175K 941-697-9763
Px32, 9x32 deck, 8x18 scr. $175K 941-697-9763
1/1, FURNISHED- Water- SELLER FINANCING. No down
ont view. Lots of parking. SELLER FINANCING. No down
Pier steps away. ASKING pymt/closing costs. Cute 3/2.
18,500. 941-421-9929 or Renovated. New roof. Close to
141421-2569 after 4pm or beach. S160k. 352-201-
Jmail solly0069@yahoo.com 0658
r" SPECIAL FINAN
2007 FACTORY DIRECT, new d
%,nd codes, 14x48 2/1, set Lanai, Irrigation; Cul-de-
p in 55+ park. Dealers cost, Sac, $000/mo
34x4500. 941ba474-1 r Fred (941)-322-0181
!4x41 2br/iba Park
obdel, across from heated
t1 pool, on Myakka Rvr, 1210 HOMES FOR RENT
;21K OBO 941-240-8703


Need Cash?
Have A
Garage Sale


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Condo $2,300 21334 Coulton Ave. 2 bed-
Rotonda Lakes waterfront room, new paint & tile floors.
3/2/ 2,40 $625 mo. Landlord/Broker
3/2/2 $2,450 456-4157
Heated Pool Home
Claremont 3/2/2 $2,775 22322 Catherine Ave, PC
Gulf Cove Pt ,Villa 3BR/2BA/lCG
2/2 $1,900 $450 BW
239-437-6892
Cathy Alford Remax Anchor 2B/1B, Utilites included $750
Really mth, 1B/1B $450 mth utilities
941-697-9210 'included. 6 mi N of Arcadia
wmaLWal, 'le.m off Hwy 17 863491-6484
3&4 Bdrm execc) homes in
North Port; 3/2/2 on 5'
acres +pond/barn/stalls
in Venice. (941)423-5379
3/2/1 Homes $700
per month.
Diane L. Doily
$$*$975 A 3/2/2 Port Lic. RE Broker
Charlotte on canal, harbor (800) 785-9555
access, boat dock, quiet
area. 561-251-5119. 3/2/1 N. Port on Maraldo Ave.
$950/mo., 1st mo. free! Avail-
$0 Rent Unil Sept 1, 2007 able Immediately. Move in for
Absolutely tie Best Deall $950. Call 941-726-5594
Notth Port
4br/ba/2cG, 1,471sf., 3/2/2 + Den in N. Port,
Single-Family Horpes, Newer Custom Home, Design-
$799/month er Upgrds, Near 175, $1000/
No Application fee,. mo + Sec. 941-587-5861
$199 move in fee on
approved credit. Classified Works!
941423-8837
$100 Dep 341 Waltham
New-2b/2b gar $690/mopi 3/1/1, fenced yard
Decent Credit & SE Req Port Charlotte
941-255-2197 for details $825
$2500 BUYS YOU A HOME! PETS WELCOME
N.P. 3/2/2, built in'04. Pri- 941-6284494
vate fixed rate mortgage
$1,197.68/mo. 4608 But- 3br/2ba + 2 kitchens, in
terfly Lane. (941)-628-5278 N. Port, $995/mo. +
$850.NoC (1} P6o28 5278 utils. (941-423-4601 or
$850 NICE 3/2/1 Port (262)-968-2918
Charlotte All Tile, New (262968-2918
Kitchen & baths Good area. AFFORDABLE HOMES
Pets ok. 941-743-2040 $625 & up, 4BR $975 & up!
$995/mo. S750 Sec DeD. $750 www.flarentals.net
1st Mo. Rent. Updated 2/2/1 in Realty Mgmt 941- 625-
Venice Gardens, Bonus Lenai, 3131 or 877-655-3131
Bright & Clean, New Ceramic Tile,
Fresh Paint, Convenient to Every-
thing, Pets Okay 941-400-2247
$750 PC 2/2/1 on END
Canal-harbor access. Newly
remodeled -wood Call (941)-
629-8239 Leave message.
4


**2br/2ba/lcg in Nokomis,
Sm. Pets Okay. 1/2 mi. to
Beach $925/mo. (941-587-
2445
**4br/3ba on E Clarke Rd.
Sarasota, 7 acres, Horse.
Stalls, Lake, Pool, $2300/
mo. (941M-9202883
*Featured Home**
1/1 home tiled thru -
out, lanai, A MUST
SEE!!
5033 Lacepa, NP
$600
2 Bedroom
6637 Rue $500
6351 Myrtlewood$600
20012 Beule $650
6875 Etna $665
3937 Corvette ,$670
20021 Isobar $675
3 Bedroom
8221 Lombra $600
8148 Skile $600
4425 Aladdin $700
20005 Sancraft $750
422 Ricold $750
Condos 2 & 3 Bdrms
$600 $1800 ALL
AREAS!
941-629-1121
www.allfloridarealty.com
**Salt Water Canal Front Hm
in PC, 2/2/1, 4422 Meager
Cir, Great Area. $750/mo
Rent Neg. for Handy Person
(888-774-7400 Iv msg
*P.C. New 3/2/2, 1900sf,
gated, tile, comm pool, scrnd
lanai, upgrades. $950/mo.
OPtion to Buy (941)-708-3463
Pt. Charlotte, 3br/lba,
nice, clean, large, commu-
nity pool, small pets OK.
Available now!i!'
$1.000 moves you In.
$750/mo. (941)875-9324
AUCTION
Starting bid $50,000,
Auction will end Oct.
10th. Submit all offers
via fax to
(941)875-9325
3383 Harbor Blvd. Pt
Chir. Must be preap-
proved or cash buyer.
1 FREE MO-NP Home, Nr
Heron Crk, Almost New 3/2/2,
tile floors, new apple, lawn &
water svc. incl., pets OK,
$1,050/mo. 941-234-7618
3 & 4br Brand New,
Spacious, North Port
Homes, Rent or Lease
Option, Flexible Terms
941-223-6067 owner broker


OVER 60 HOME LISTINGS
DUPLEX (3TO CHOOSE FROHI),,S00-$900
TWO BEDROOM HOMES....,,,$750. $850
THREE BEDROOM HOMES.$700 -$1150
FOUR BEDROOM HOMES...$1095-$1600
POOL HOMES...................... $875 $1700
CAEMAIL FOR LIST OF ALL RENTALS
SHORT TERM FURNISHED ALSO AVAIL


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


Brand new, w/pool 3/2.5/2
Annual & Seasonal upgraded inside. Located in
RENTALS Burnt Store
RENTL Village. 239-789-5980
M&M Property MGMT Inc.
CALL (941) 473-9616 Burnt Store Lakes, PG
or visit us at our website: 17222 Nile Ct, 3/2/2 den,
mmp.ertymgm..cor new 2,232sf $995 /mo.
mmproetygmtcom 239) 919-2243.


129 Via Madonna 2/2 A.C.
$650. 2 more houses, 2/2
$650. 941-375-1144 or 941-
623-8449
1A Bay view, canal, 3/2/2, 3
min to Gulf across from
Stump Pass. Vry Deep water,
OK for 2-3 large boats. Rent
or rent to buy 941474-6633
2-3br/lba CHA in NP. 3br/lba
CHA in PC. Sm Pet Okay
$695/mo. Ist/L & $400 Sec.
Dep. (941-429-2809
2/2 In Quiet Area. $875 mo.
Plus Deposit. Water Included.
(941) 276-2662
2000 sq. ft., .3/2/2 pool
home, totally updated, off
Peachland in nice area. Pest
control & pool care included.
A must see! $1,5Q0 mo. Avail
Nov 15. Call (941) 766-9847


ANNUAL RENTALS
S Gulf Cove Reduced
$1650 4/3/3 Singer-Pool
$ 900 3/2/2 Yager
$1000 3/2/2 Yager

ENGLEWOOD
$ 750 2/2 fum. condo
$1250 4/2/3 Bantry Bay
$1100 3/2 Hammocks

$5500 WATERFRONT!
Placida Bay, Furnished,
3/3.5/2 500' pier, 44'
heated pool boat lift for
boat Annual Rental or 3 or
more months at $7,000
per month.

ROTONDA Reduced!
$1200 3/2/2 Wh Marsh
$ 950 3/2/2 Sportsman
$ 775 2/2/2 4 units 55+
$ 900 3/2/2 GolMVew
$850-1100 Condos Pool I

OWNERS ASK US
ABOUT OUR TENANT
FINDER PROGRAM!
WE WILL FIND
YOU A TENANT!
Seasonal Rentals
Available

WE NEED
PROPERTIES!
WWW.
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ANNUAL/SEASONAL 2BR/2BA
Recently renovated, and never
Rented. Fenced Back Yard,
Screened Lanai with Hot Tub.
Community Pool, Playground,
& Clubhouse. 1789 Birch Dr.,
Venice Gardens $1250/mo.
lst/L/Sec 941-650-1789



AVAILABLE NOW!! !
Thomas Ryan
Real Estate Mgmt. Inc.
941- 833-4777
1/1: $600
2/1: $600- $775
2/2: $600 $1300
3/2: $750- $1500
4/2: $995
Inquire about our pool
and seasonal homes

BRAND NEW 3/2/2, den,
great loc. in North Port.
$1050 mo. Must See!! Call
941-815-2152 for details.


ENGLEWOOD, 2/1 fenced
yard close to beaches. 4/2.
Htd pool, on Golf Course.
(941)460-0668
Engl, 2/2/1 newly renovat-
ed, Irg encl. lanai, fenced
yard, lyr lease $1000/mo
1st & Sec. (941)474-5036
ENGLEWOOD, Newly
renovated 3br/lba
home 3 blocks from
gulf. Pets ok. $850/mo
(732)-245-9591
ENGLEWOOD- 3BR/2BA/1CG
deepwater canal w/dock
$1200/mo. Available 9/11.
1st & last. (941)-346-1418
ENGLW, 2-3/3/2, 1800sf,
Lrg Crnr Lot, on Forked Crk,
No Bridges to Gulf, $1,150
lst/Lst/Sec. (941-650-8656


Burnt Store Village, Corner
lot, brand new construc-
tion, 3/2.5/2cg, large fami-
ly room (239)-789-5980
Char. Harbor
2bd/2ba/2cg with lanai.
Waterfront w/dock, nice
area, ns/np,$1,125/mo.
(239)-821-8252
CHAR. HARB 3/1 tile, pets ok,
fenced yard, 12x12 shed,
wrkshp Move in now.941-
613-2872
CLEAN & READY FOR YOU
Duplex, condo, maint free
home, 2 & 3BR's, 3w/pools,
$600/mo.-$l,200/mo.
Gulf Coast Rentals & Real
Estate Co. (941)492-4280
DEEP CREEK 4/2/2 New,
Scrnd. Lanai, Lse/Rent Opt.,
N/S. $1275/mo. R. Deas,
IBR Realty (941-726-9300
Deep Creek, 3/2/2 pet friend-
ly. Rent includes lawn care,
$1,100 mo. 443-293-2758


Deep Creek, Beautiful
3/2/2, Pool
26546 Trinilas
$1095 626-3230
DEEP CREEK, new '05
3/2/2, cul-de-sac, 25399
Rupert, N/S, 1st-sec $900-
$975. 941-726-9654
Deep Creek 4/2/2 luxu-
rious & spacious with
lanai. 98 Seasons Dr.
$1245. (941)-766-1928
E. Eng. 2/1 New Kitchen,
washer, Tile floors, Dishwash-
er, Water & lawn inc.
$695+sec 941474-3639
East Englewood & Port
Charlotte, 3 or 4 bed
homes, pool house avail.
$1,000 to $1,250 mo. Jerry
Tomlinson
'(941)-258-5880
EngI, Brand New 3BR
Condos w/Tennis, Pool,
Fitness, Pet ok, From
$995/mo inclds water &
cable (941)-350-1288
ENGL/ROTONDA 2/1 COT-
TAGE, CERAMIC TILE,
INDOOR PET OK $675 INCL
LAWNCARE 941-460-9403
Englewood 2/2, Bright & Clean,
New AC, Landscaping & water
incl. Nr Beach, NP, NS, $800
941-954-9599
Englewood 2br + Den
/lba/lcg newly decorated.
shaded lot, No smoking.
(941)-474-4825
Englewood
A RENTER NO MORE
100% 1st yrs. pmt applies
to purchase. Brand new
3/2/2. Owner financing.
Rick 954-673-3772
ENGLEWOOD Yr round
2br/lba, 1 mth FREE rent,
Nice area. $800+ utils 1-
800-226-6434
ENGLEWOOD, 2 & 3 BRs,
AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY
LITTLE MONEY DOWN!
Call (9411-302-0050


For a Complete List Go To
eraportcharlotte.com
$875............... 3/2/2 -PG
$475, 55+...........1/1 PC
$525...................2/1 PC
$600...................2/1 PC
$875................3/2/2 PC
$900........2/2/2, pool PC
$700 2/2 condo, new DC
$995 ................4/3/2 DC
$800 ...................3/2/2 NP
$1000..... 3/2/2 just bit. -'NP
$1100........3/2/2, pool NP
$1300.....4/3/2 just bit- NP

S. Gulf Cove
4/2/2........$1100
EXECUTIVE HOME, Pt.
Char. 5 min. to mall, 3/
2.5/2, htd. & scrn pool,
RV carport. 2425 AC/SF.
2030 Tinker St. $1900/
mo 305-216-9565








.(866 .44-- 72:.
FREE Lawn Svc. at Hamp-
ton Point Apts. Call about
our huge 3 & 4 bedroom
apt homes 941-979-1001
FREE TV! 2/1/CP in N.
Port, Lanai, Workshop,
Great In-town Location,
$750. (941)-920-6860
A FREE WASHER &
DRYER with 6 or 12 mo.
lease. New Homes 1600 -
2200 sf. $1,000-$1,200
mo. PC & NP. 1st. & sec.
Pets ok. Denise at
(941) 204-0031
Gulf Cove waterfront w/gulf
access, 3/2/3, boat lift, dock,
$1,800/mo. unfurn. Long .
term lease. 941-268-1992
GULF COVE, PC, 3/2/2,
clean, carpet/tile, fenced,
pet w/dep. 1st/L/sec.
$950/mo. 941-475-2533
* $925, 3/2/2 2003 home
in N Port on a quiet street,
nr 1-75 & shopping. 1st/Sec.
941-809-7430
Newer 3/2/2 in NP,
Scr Lanai, W/D Crnr Lot,
$875/mo. Grt School Area
1st/Sec. 941429-2846


$1500/A


- CathyLedford, Mgr.
(Need Help?).
941-681-1189
941475-7011
website: www.icre.us


.N.P. 3/2/1 Updated $775
.N.P. 3/2 Large home $795
.N.P. 2/1+ Fl room $650
.Venice 3/1+ Updated $725
Small Sec Dep.
(941-223-7786 or 408-7557


PORT CHARLOTTEWa-
terfront Homes
TAKE ADVANTAGE NOW!
3/2/1, 1 Bridge,
5 Minutes out. $1,000
mo.
3/2/2 Sailboat Water ,
Pool, 2 Minutes out.
$1,300 mo.
Possible Financing or
Rent to Own

(630)-964-2834



HARBOUR HEIGHTS,
3/2/1, Fla. rm, on the
water, $795/mo. Close
to 1-75. 239-200-4940.




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15 Homes!
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(3133-600-5238
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PARADISE REALTY
941-488-1111
AT THE INLETS... $325,000 Nicely decorated
3BR/2BA villa w/screened lanai, full dining room &
double garage, colorful breakfast room, overlooks rose
garden. #541950

HOURGLASS DRIVE!! $198,500 2BR/2BA split
plan colorful breakfast area overlooks caged pool,
double garage, many recent upgrades in popular
Hourglass Estates. #558045

NORTH PORT! $193,900 Spacious 3BR/2BA home,
breakfast bar, family room, vaulted ceiling, double
garage, fenced yard. #558145

UPGRADED & EXPANDED...$235,000 2BR/2BA
condominium w/2 balconies, granite counter, breakfast
bar, overlooks pool area & slight view of bay. #551099

BELLAGIO! $405,000 3/2 w/double, garage, paver
drive, screened lanai, sunny breakfast area, tiled roof.
Gated community w/pool & tennis. #542749

RE/MAX PROPERTIES
941-486-8686
IDEAL FOR THE FAMILY...$289,900 4BR/3BA+
office/+family room, located on almost an acre, walking
distance to shopping, banks, churches, restaurants. Large
kitchen with breakfast nook and bar. Fence & pool.


HACKWORTH REALTY
941-485-9147
.SOUTH VENICE...$254,900 2/2 pool home with 5 lots
on the corner!! Features 2 master suites, updated kitchen,
pad for boat or RV parking & new drain field.

RICHARD BRADWAY & ASSOCIATES
941-488-2600
RAVINIA!$279,000 New first floor 3/2/garage with golf
course view! Crown molding.. .plenty of storage plus
roomy garage! Walk to pool! #553957

ELLA COSTA W/PRIVATE DOCKAGE... $279,000
Ground floor furnished 2/2 w/30' deeded boat dock!
Expansive view of the ICW from your air conditioned
lanai or open deck. #535312

VENETIA! $279,000 3/3.5 w/side load garage on
Preserve site.., .wet bar+built-in entertainment center in
family room. Hurricane glass and shutters. Gated
community w/pool, tennis & clubhouse. #541933

DEE GOMBER REALTY, INC.
941-488-3952
2197 MUSKOGEE TRAIL...$574,900 3BR/2BA home
on Calusa Lakes Golf Course. Granite counters in eat-in
kitchen. Lanai has a wet bar w/ice machine & double
refrigerator for drinks. Pool has rock waterfall, 3 car
attached garage. #543294


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1210 HOMES FOR RENT
LEASE OR PURCHASE!
E-Z Terms either way. Nice
area, 3/1.5+crprt. Take
over pymts & own. No
qualifying! (941)286-8376

Classified Works!
Move-In Cost Reduced
PC, N. Port, Englewood
Associated Realty
Brokers 941-627-0028
MUST SEE! GORGEOUS
NEW N. PORT HOME.
Mins from 1-75 & Walmart,
1700sqft, $995/mo 1st &
Sec. 4br/2ba/2cg Call
for Tour (941)-544-3553
N Port New built in 2005,
3/2.5ba, scr. lanai, 2 car
garage, close to schools,
175, Quiet neighborhood,
Rent $1050/mo + Sec dep.
941-575-7878
N. Port Price Reduction
3/2/2-1800 Sq Ft $950
4530 Abernant Av. 3/2/2
1639 Heath Lane 3/2/2
1291 McCrory St 3/2/1 $895
2078 Smyer Ave 3/2/2 $925
www.Delicanpm.com
Uc Broker 941-232-8223
N. Port, 2/1/CP, Lanai, Tile.
$750/mo. + Dep. 1/2 off
4th Mo.'s rent, if rent is paid
on time. (941-957-3087
N. PORT, 3/2/2,
NEARLY NEW HOME,
Rent or Rent-to-Own
Cell (248)-910-0341
N. Port, BEAUTIFUL Like new
3/2/2, quiet neighborhood
Drive by at 2637 Seagull Ln.
$900/mo (727-455-0635
N. Port, New 3/2/2, Fam
Rm, 5 Mins to 175 &
US 41, $975/mo.
(9411-2664945
N.P. 3/2/2 almost new,
well kept, great location
$875. Regal Property
Services, Inc.
(941) 629-8717.
N.P. 3/2/2 pool, brand
new, private area, upgrad-
ed kit, $1,300 mo. 1st
last, sec. 941-815-1128
N.P. 3/2/2, Spacious
5050 Richmond Terr
$900 + Sec. Yrly Lease
No Pets. 941-962-1197
N.P. Beautiful new home,
3/2/2, great location. $1,000
cable & water incl Negot.
(813)-2444819
N.P. Like New Rent or
Lease Purchase, 3/2/2,
SI 100 mo 50% Rent cred-
it towards purchase. Won't
lIst! 800-328-267 ..
NEED A RENTALS
Paradise Properties
& Rentals, Inc.
941-625-RENT
NEED TO RENT ASAP!
3/2/2, spacious, Port
Charlotte, flexibility of secu-
rity dep. 941-204-7630
NEW 3/2/2 + den,
1800 SF, nice North Port
area. $925/mo.
941456-1486.
NEW 3/2/2 + den,
1800 SF, nice North Port
area. $925/mo.
941-456-1486.
North Port 3/2/1
Corner Lot $650. Per Mo.
Call 941426-3341


InvestorsChoice
A Faith Based Business
North Port
3/2 Churchill $ 900/A
3/2 Snowflake $1250/A
3/2 Ashland $1000/A
3/2 Seaport $1000/A

3/2/ Marcum St $ 900/A
3/2/2 S. Lake Dr $3000/S
3/2 Clewiston $2600/S
2/2 Condo $2300/S
2/2 Manasota bch condo
$3000/S
2/1.5 Morning Dove $675/A
2/2 Green $900/A
2/2 Martin $ 750/A
2/2 Pend duplex $700/A
Rotonda
3/2 Oakland Hils F $1000/A
2/2 Oakland His F $1000/A
2/2 Duplex Boundry $600/A
2/2 Oakland Hils Fl $900/A
2/2 Natures Trail $900/a
2/2Apts. $700/A
Port Charlotte:
3/2 Lakeland,pdd $2600/S
3/2 Arapahoe $2200/S
3/2 Thorman $2200/S
3/2 Bitlmore $1000/A
2/2 Abscott $ 800/A


Venice:
3/2 Braemar









Wednesday. Sept. 26. 2007. Real Estate Classified


1210 HOMES FOR RENT


Nokomis Waterfront, 2br
/1.5ba, W/D, dock, shed,
close to beach, $850/mo.
(941)-349-6338
Nokomis Beach area 2br/2ba
garage, 520 Acacia Ln. fur-
nished. $950/mo. Annual,
N/S, N/P. (941)492-7831
NOKOMIS, 3BR/1BA/CP.
W/D hkup. Conv. location,
walk to beach/shopping.
$895/mo. (941)966-5489
North Port '07-1856 sf liv.
3/2/2 den-DR-area of new
homes. $1000 mo. if no pets.
owr. 941-544-5641
North Port Brand New
Custom Home-2000+Sq Ft
1139 Wapello Street
www.pelicanpm.com
Lic Broker 941-232-8223


1210 HOMES FOR RENT 1210 HOMES FOR RENT


1210 HOMES FOR RENT
P.C. 4/2/CP, fresh water, fish
& ducks. Lots of storage.
$850/month, plus security.
941-626-7600
P.C. recreational resort liv-
ing, 2/2, 55+ gated com-
munity. Avail. Sept. Dec.
$550 mo. (207)-846-2343
P.C. REDUCED 3/2/2
blinds, fence, near Mall,
$865 2/2 lanai $750, f/l/s
no pets (941) 240-1749

Classified Works! |
P.C. waterfront, dock, pool, 2-
3/2.5, office, gour. kit., wood
& tile firs. $1,300, 941-629-
6889
P.C.- 3/2/CP on Wide FW
Canal! Tile, New Appl.,
CHA. 1 BIk. to School, No
Busy Roads! Some Pets
OK w/ Dep. Close to
Hosp. & Shop. 5 Mins to
1-75. $850. mo. 1st, &
Sec. (941)-380-1205
P.G. COUNTRY Cottage,
fully furn, 1/1, utilities incl.
N/S $545 annual, 1st; last
& sec. Bob 941-575-1905
P.G. B.S.1, executive home


PORT CHAR. 3/2/2 fenced
yard, $900/mo. +dep.
close to shop, schools &
hospitals. (941)-625-3341
Port Charlotte $650
3404 Lucerne Terrace
www.pelicanpm.com
Uc Broker 941-232-8223
Port Charlotte $695
2/2 new paint & carpet
2127 Giralda Street
www.pelicanpm.com
Uc Broker 941-232-8223
Port Charlotte Must See!
2bdrm/ 2bath /gar. $750
2/2 Furn'd, sailboat canal
RentAHomeSrvs637-6797
Port Charlotte
22135 Breezeswept
$695
21338 Percy $695
941-626-6600
Port Charlotte 3/2/CP
2515 Tamarind St., CHA,
Ig. lot. $795/mo, 1st, last,
sec. N/P (941)-391-4069.
Port Charlotte, 2 bedroom,
central A/C, new paint. Tile
floors, large lanai. $625 mo.
Landlord / Broker 456-4157.


North Port 2/1, new paint, 3/2/2 on golf course, S. Venice, 2/2/2, pool, lanai,
available now. $750 mo. or 2,000 sq. ft. $925 mo. Port Charlotte, Large 2/1, cathedralceilings, quiet neigh-
$200/wk. weekly rental. Annual, No smoking/pets. all appliances, lanai, tile borhood, N/S.
(941)-575-6482 (941)-505-8201 $600 mo + security & Avail Oct 1st. $900/mo.
NORTH PORT 3/2/2 nicely PC 2 3/2/2's converts water, (239)-878-7938 (603)-428-3851
furn., breakfast bar, clean, easily to 5 bdrms, all tile,
near schools, $100no. 941- nice, $195k or rent & 1 Port Charlotte- $595 S. VENICE, Lawn Care nc
380-1311 Brand New hm. $1300. 2BR +/ 1BA/CP Immaculate, 2/2/1, LR, Famn
NORTH PORT Newer 941-255-3530. 21146 Meehan Ave rm & scr lanai, Shed, $975
3br/2ba Ist/Last & PC 2/1 & 3/1 clean, 941-626-6600 /mo + sec. (941)488-5303
Security. $750/mo. No updated. $600 up. 1st, Port Charlotte- $750 So. Punta Gorda Hts.
pets. (941)-270-0331 L & $500 sec. 941- 3BR/1BA/CP Fully tiled 2/2/1 w/
NORTH PORT Nice 2/2/1. 916-08960wner/Agent 21490 Gladis Ave screened lanai on beauti-
Recently redone. 8649 Alam9462 ful 1/2 acre. Pets OK.
Ave. Now $850. mo; No Pets PC 2/1/1 Waterfront 941-626-6600 Avail. immediately. 941-
(941)-629-4413 18875 Ashcroft or 661-0002
5081 Administration Port Charlotte-$795
*N.PQRT 3/2/2 1800+ $750 626-3230 3BR/2BA/1CG SOUTH VENICE, 2BR/2BA,
sf Move in by the end of 373 Grenada St $650 STOVE/FRIDGE &
Sept. and get 1/2 off PC 2/1/cp Florida room 941-626-6600 WATER INCL, NO PETS
Dec. or Jan. Rent. or 3rd. bed? CHA, all tile, (941)-484-8093
$1150/mo st/Sec Mike w/d hookup $775 + sec. PORT CHARLOTTE: SOUTH VENICE,
941-232-5402 Realtor (941-204-2333 Large 2 bedroom, 1S
bath, CHA, NEW blinds 3/2/1, Big Fenced Back
NORTH PORT! NEW PC 2/2 Waterfront and carpets, N/P $600 yard. Pets ok. $950/mo.
HOUSE 4/2/2, 2600 SF. 502 E. Tarpon $850 mo.(941)-743-3489 + Sec. 941-320-1597
Split fir. plan, scrnd lanai, 626-3230 Port Charlotte, nice 2/1, all Spacious Deep Creek 3/2/2
near schools. Ref. req'd.
$1200. 954-682-0648 so.tile, central a/c, pets okay w/pool. For slideshow & info
S PC 3/2 Waterfront $800 mo or $200 weekly,. go to
North Port, 3/2 Very Clean, 168 Barre$795 (941575-6482 www.camortgages.com
rg P rd o We626-3230click Real Estate, 202 Iquitos
Large Back Yard on Wide Pt Char 3BR $650 or call 941456-1197.
Canal. $950/mo. 1st/1i PC 3/2/carport, 1400 SF 4097 Yucatan Circle
Sec. 941-228-6637 living. 2597 Starlite. Lg. 21171 Meehan Ave.
NORTH PORT, 3BR 2BA shed. Sm. pets OK. $775 3584 Pt. Charlotte Blvd.
with boRus room, mo. (941)-661-8632 www.pelicanpm.com
upgrades, rent or lease/ PC 702 Kellstadt $775 Uc Broker 941-232-8223 .
purchase. $1100 mo. 3/2/1 screened porch PC 3/1.5/1 new paint/car-
deposit or Comer lot 1,300 sq ft a/c pet, appliances, dishwasher
772-287-1614 941-628-9810 W/D, Ig. larfai. 41 & Elkcam MR* F .
PC-Beach area, gor- area $825. 941-258-7943
'NORTH PORT HOMES gous 6/4/2, 2- story Special Discount on
FOR RENT, 2 & 3 pool home, jacuzzi, .2//1, $9/ Waterfront homes in
BDRM $650 $850 + pavers, sailboat water, 941.50468 4mEnglewood!
DEPOSIT 4,550 sq. ft. $2,250. Pt.Chariott3BR+oficeor
(941-724-5907 941-624-2138 41h bedroom, 2 ingrooms, 3/2/1 with dock and

North Port, BRAND NEW PC house 2//carport. New firepla2 caport, lift $1,100 p/m
appliances. $695/ mo. Deep wnrkshop, diedppe O
3/2/2, formal living, dining Creek condo: 2/2. Water incl. 21298 Hepner $850o. 2/1 furnished with
& separate family room., totally redone. Comn-pool (941)8759023 dock $975 p/m
large tile throughout, quiet courts. $725/mo. 941-276- Pt.Chariotle4BR/2BA, comer LowSecurity Deposit
neighborhood $1,000 mo, 2779 calair, floors Low Securty Depost
(941)457-0727 screened pordh, 2 deA RNFsI
PC NEW Executive Home lagehousepels OK a RENT ME FLORIDA
North Port, 3/2/2 quiet street. Tile, car- 21875HemandoAve. 941-474-2882
onvient to 1-75 Brand pet, cath. $1100. 1st, last, $850/oin. (941)-875-9023 Visit
new home 1800sqft sec. 410-562-2666. Pt Chaotue Large 3BR2BA, RentMeFlorida.com
3/2/2 pet ok. PC spacious 2/1/1, W/D, fencedya, al K,
$1000/mo 1st last & carpet, painted, nice area, locatedonveryprivsreetno
sec. (941)-322-2789 no pets. 1st, sec. $775 mo neighbors $850ma.+security
credit ck. 941-624-0756 & background check req.
North Port, like new, PC Waterfront 2/2/1 CHA, (941)875-9023
3/2/2, serene wooded set- Appl. $750. mo. 1st, Last Pt.Charioe Large cute, clean
ting but close to I 75. & Sec. 941-769-1497 2BR/1BA,cenralinside
$915 mo. (561)-644-2100 Eves 941-627-5750 Das laundly,pets negot,FREE
M 941-627-5VE I GFT, brand new
North .Port, Nice 4BR 2Ba + PC 3 spacious BR 2BA, ae upon move .
Bonus Rm private setting on
green belt. Close to, schools lanai, garage, Ig. yard, $725/o. (760)529-9248
and shops. $1200 mo 1st, Exc. schools. 20094
last, security. Call Jeff @ 479- Lorenzo Ave. $1,045. ADVERTISE.
790-8077 mO. (941)-766-1928
Wn 'm-2MAD I 46DR


PC, 1 Nice 3/2/CP, all appl.
& tile, lanai, Section 8,
/ TH POR- $750/mo. Avail able now.
I Ansonia Terr. Nea 941-2684339
SSchools & Shp. Ctrs
3/2/2 Large fenced\ PC, 2/1 Incl. Elect. &
/backyard. $1050. mo Water. Small, Clean & Tiled.
Ick 941-993-9887 $650. mo. 1st, Last &
N Sec. (941-916-1535
NORTH ePRT-3/2/ I
3953 V Shtln St. $ PC, 250 Shadow St.
33Veilnt 3/1 $695 1
Smo. ar rent to own 3/1 $ 5056 Chaves Cir.95
941-650-6433 T 5056 Chaves Cir.
941 650-6433 3/2/1 $750
NP 2005 3/2/2 & 4th Br, 5040 Chaves Cir.
w/wo Furn, Fenced Yard, 373 Grenada St.
Near 75, (2) Houses 626-3230
Avail, Rent $895.
(941)-875-7888 PC, 3bd/1.5ba with shed,
Nice area, $850/mo. $1250
NP A Nice 3/2/1, all appl. moves you in. No pets!
carpet/tile, lanai, Sec. 8. (941)456-5293
$800/mo. Avail. now.
(941)-268-4339 PC, saltwater 3/2, Florida
Room., new paint & carpet.
NP, 4020 Suburban Lane, Call (9410-766-0778
3/1/1, Appl., Fenced Yard,
Shed. $800. mo., $800. Dep PC, 3BR/2BA/CP, Pool,
941-766-1828 spa, $1100/mo incl lawn &
pool maint. 1st, last & sec.
NP, Lease / rent new No pets. Nice area! 941-
3/2/2 1700sq. Near 1-75. 629-2858, cell 815-8687
50% of your rent back
toward closing cost. PGI 3/2/1, waterfront w/sail-
(781)599-7692, boat access. Brand new &
(941)256-4103 beautiful. Avail. Nov. 1. (941)-
P.C. 2/2 tile, lanai, appli- 286201
ances; w/d, $725 mo. 1st. PGI waterfront, dock,
+ sec. Annual. Small pet, 3/2/2, pool, remodeled,
okay. (941-626-1514
okay. (941-626-1514 nr. Fish Village $1400 mo
P.C. 2/2, like new annual. 877-661-6102
w/fenced yard. Pet ok.
$795/mo. includes water. PGI; 3 bdrm, 2 bath, single
(941)-350-1288 family, pool, dock/sailboat,
P.C. 3/2 pool, boat dock, sail- 10 min. to Harbor, $1,350/
boat access, $1,250 mo. + mo. Annual lease or lease
dep. No smoking. Annual. Q9Pi.n. No smoke (239)
(239) 272-7842 571-2287, (239)272-7842
P.C. 3BR/2BA/1CG, Appl Incl. PGI, Pristine sailboat home,
857 Webster. Exc. Cond. new granite & S/S kit, new
$850/mo. Ask. 1st & Sec. dock + spa. $1395/mo.
941-362-7522 Lve Msg ann. (781)-413-5629


PtChariote, 2BR/VlBA+
boxif roon-inside buan-
dry, nice & dean. Avail
nowl S850 mnves you In
s62S/mo. F REtNf'
(941)875-9324
Pt.Charlotte Spacious
2/2/2, all appliances, w/d,
nice lot, $800 mo. +
deposit. (239)-340-0952
Punta Gorda Burnt Store
3/2/2 2000 Sq Ft
25308 Islas Dr. $950
www.pelicanpm.com
Lic Broker 941-232-8223
Punta Gorda Must See
3/2(BSI) New Town House
3/2 pool & 2/1 waterfront
RentAHomeSrvs637-6797


SUNSTAR REALTY, INC.
MORRIS REALTY, INC.
RENTALS PRICED
RIGHT. Call today
800 -252-7809
Many pet friendly.
View them All online
sunstarrentals.com

Rent or Lease to Own No
Bank Qualifying. Low money
down moves you .n. Your job is
your credit. Lease payment.
S ,000-$1,350/mo. Length of
lease 3-12 mos. New in 2005.
1,942sf, 4BR/2BA/2CG,
.10x12 lanai. Available Now!
Call Rudy 231-590-3729
Riverwood Rentals
Reduced Rates
Call Riverwood Realty
(941)-743-9663
Rotonda 2/2/2 39 Annapolis.
Split plan and large lanai.
Updated. Pet OK. $900 +
dep. 941-698-6692


ROTONDA 3/2/2 Almost
new. 3 floor plans to
choose from. $1000/mo.
941-697-8266
ROTONDA, 3/2/2,
Immaculate & beautiful,
Ig. lanai, priv, Pets ok.
$1050. 941-740-0761
S VENICE 2/2/1 on Alligator
Creek. $875/mo. ENGL
ISLES 2/2/2 pool, $975/mo.
jawncare incl. (941)488-5700
S. VENICE 2/2/1, quiet
setting, new carpet, tile,
paint, apple, spa & fenced
yard. (941H485-7135
S. Venice 2/2/1CG w/tile
floors & lanai. 860 Queen
Rd., $800/mo if paid by
1st. Sue Miller, MatchMak-
er Homes 941 468-9978
S. VENICE waterfront, 2/2/CP,
Remodeled, new kit cabs, appls,
WD w/ Boat lift $850/ mo
lst,Lst,Sec 941-809-7072
S. VENICE, 2/2, 1560 SF,
compl. remodeled, Ig. fenced
yard, pet friendly. $1200/mo.
Annual or lease opt. 941-468-
0852


1240 CONDOSVILLAS
FOR RENT

$685/mo. VENICE
ISLAND 2/1 Condo,
Beaches, pool, W/D,
941485-6679 or,
L716441-4191


2/2 BEAUTY, turnkey furn. on
D.C. Golf Course, $800/mo.
incl. water/cable, F/L/S,
NS/NP, 866-698-3898.

2/2, 1st fir, remodeled,
new appli, pool, tennis,
laundry rm in unit w/wash-
er, incl. water. NP/NS
$699 mo. 941-627-1414

2BR/2BA IN CAPE HAZE
RESORT, Placida. 3 miles N.
of Boca Grande. Annual.
Beaches, golfing, fishing,


1210 HOMES FOR RENT 1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT
Tw homes fo rent Both 3/2
w/garage. One house is locaed $950/mo VENETIA Venice!
on comerlobtance fay New 3BR /2BA/lcg super
neighbaxood.TheIother isa view, pools, tennis, Gym,
BME's n ew model hm w/pod. gated, N/P, 941-497-2888
Red SMue RE & DevJnc.
(941)426-1489 1/1 Promenades East,
Venice 2/2/1, new a/c & clean, secure building,
2/2/1, new amenities, near hospital.
roof $795 mo. Annual $625 mo. 941- 286-4813
lease Pets possible. (941) or 774-521-6730
486-8954 Leave mess.
Venice close to Rt 41 & 182 Rotonda Blvd. W., new
Jacaranda/Rt.776. 3/2/2 2/2/1 condo, $750/mo.
Jacmm. pool, $1,200/mo.' $750 damage deposit. Call
comm. pool, $,200a/mo. 941-662-0467
Great cond. Quiet area
w/sidewalks, Lawncare incl. 1BR Sunshine Villas, $550
Pets OK. 845-674-1587 Call mo 1st, last & sec. Wilson
for virtual tour. Realty, (941)-629-6624

IClassified = Resultsl
VENICE E. home 3/2/1.5 2/2 annual seasonal PGI
$975; Or, VENICE Isl. condo waterfront-dock-furn-unfurn
2.1.5 $895; N.S, sm dog ok storage, washer/dryer, no
pets. 941-629-4444.


boating, 3 full Marinas. All the
Luxuries of Resort style liv- Deep Creek Heritage Lake
ing, pool, jacuzzi, fitness ctr, New 2/2 pets ok, $750/mo.
tennis, volley ball, putting www.nhtoflorida.com
green, etc. Free cable, water, (603)-930-0718
city sewer. Never lived in. DEEP CREEK 2/2 cndo, 1
$950/mo (941)-408-3265 DEEP CREEK 2/2 condo, 1
year old with pool & carport
3/2 fully furn condo, communi- $795 mo. Pet allowed.
ty, 2 pools, tennis, club house, 216-469-2944.
$1700 is negot. Also 3/2
waterfront house for rent, fully DEEP CREEK, 2/2 on Golf
furn, $1800 941-426-3952 Course. Pool, Tennis, Lanai
$850. mo. 1st Month's
3/2/2 new const. villa, Rent Free! 941-815-3058
Burnt Store Isles. Comm. DEEP CREEK Villa 3/2
pool, upgrades. Unfurn l.arEE2 CRE/
$1,100 mo. + dep, credit large 2 car garage, mpd-
check. (434-251-9302 ern kit., nice yard, tile,
w/d. Sm. pet $850. mo. +
AFFORDABLE CONDOS dep. (941)-626-3687
$495 & up! EI-Jobean Waterfront
www.flarentals.net condo on freshwater
Realty Mgmt 941- 625- condo on freshwater
3131 or 877-655-3131 ,canal, 2br/lba fully
turnsnee comm pooi


Venice East 2/2/lcg,
Immaculate. $1050/mo
Venice Gardens 2/1/CP
Brand new carpet, both have
city water. $850 941-223-
2624
VENICE EAST, 2/2/1, Alail
10/1, Nice Yard, Very Clean,
Sm Pet ok, N/S. $825 Annual.
ERA (941)-485-9602

VENICE EAST, NICE, Avail. Oct. 1.
2BR/1BA, Irg yd, Dog OK
$800/mo.+Sec. $775/mo. if
rented by Oct 1.941-302-0023
VENICE GARDENS -
2BR/2BA, fam. rm, LR rm,
$900/mo 1st, last & sec.
(941)-493-7297
VENICE GARDENS
3/2/2 pool, fenced
Rent/option 941-416-
0529 for more info.
VENICE GDNS 3
BR+/1BA Remodeled
in/out. Avail. Oct 1st.
$1050/mo 941-232-5391
VENICE ISL 1/2 mi from
beach 2/2 furn. No pets/
smok. incl. utilities & Cable TV
$1000/mo. 941-485-6019
Venice Isl 2/2/1 htd pool hm,
708 Armada Rd. N.
$1200/mo includes lawn care
& pool. Walk to beach! Avail
now! Call Sue Miller, Match-
Maker Homes, 941 480-9090
Venice Island 3BR/2BA,
furn/unfurn, close to dow-
town-shopping-bch. Short or
long term. (813)-690-1359
VENICE PLANTATION, 3br/
2ba, Gated Comm, Next to
Pond, Encl Lanai, Rent w/
option to Buy. $1200/mo. 1st
& 2nd Mo. + $500 Dep. 11th
Month Free. (941)-735-3785
VENICE, N/S, sm pet ok
.3/2/1 $925 1308 Cypress
2-3/2/2 $9251130 Everest
(941)-488-9486

Venice, Rent/Lease Option
Brand New Lakefront Cus-
tom 3/2/2, Comm. Pool,
ennis, CIbhs $1500 941-
468-5146

VENICE: Cozy 2/2/1 within
City Limits. $850/mo. Annual.
1st, last, sec. 941484-5188

WATERFRONT canal Home
w/Gulf Access In PGI, 3BR
2 full bath in quiet area. A
seawalled property w/sail-
boat access min. from
harbor. 2CG, A/C, appli-
ances, deck. pool (service
incl. $1250 mo. If inter-
ested, call 262-689-5356.
WHY RENT? CREATIVE
FINANCING
3/2/2 +Pool, 2100sf,
$SO Dn,BK OK, Easy Terms,
Dave (941-2684921


furnished, comm. pool
& club house, 6 or 12
mth lease. $750/mo +
Imth sec. no pets.
(941)-661-4372


1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT








34 CONDONILLA LISTINGS
ONE BEDRO OM ..0.............................. $575
TWO BEDROOM ..............$500,, $1500
THREE BEDROOMy ........................,,00
VILLAS WITH GARAGE,,.,,, $800* $1050
CALUEMAIL FOR LIST OF ALL RENTALS
SHORT TERM FURNISHED ALSO AVAIL

Bird Bay Realty, Venice, FL
Annuals from $750/mo..
Seasonals from $1,800/mo.
Rental Dept (941)484-6777
BIRD BAY, Venice 2/2, unfurn.,
annual Is, NICE; W/S & cbl
inc.; tennis, htd pool, N/S,
N/P, $895/mo. 941-223-1210
Brezza Del Mare Venice Isl
New Condo, 2/2 w/gar,
W/D, pool, Ig patio,
$1,200/mo. or Seasonal
$1,500/mo. 941-323-4385
D.C. 2/2, lanai, cath. ceil.,
tile, wood cab., granite,
new appl., 1st., last + sec.,
$695-$895 941-661-4539
D.C. 2/2, ground w/d, H20,
pool, greens, N/P $50 fee,
$595 mo. Annual. F/L/S
(941)-815-0544


1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

EMERALD PT. Luxury
gated maintenance free
living w/panoramic water-
views from every room.
3/2 gourmet kitchen, fire-
place, wet bar, marble
floors, tennis, pools, boat
dock. (941)-626-3350
Engle. Forest Park, Prestine
2/2.5, all appl., gar. & stor.,
pool/tennis, $1,100/mo. N/P
Owner/Agent (941)-474-4191
ENGLEWOOD OAK FOREST
VILLA, 2/2/2+den, pool, ten-
nis, clubhse, gated, W/D, cable
incl, $1100 Istlst/Sec (941)-
473-7342
ENGLEWOOD, Quail's Run
55+. Must Sell or Lease. By
Owner. www.ebay.com
Item #170151072977
HARBOUR HEIGHTS 2/2
condo with carport, 1 year
old. $695 mo. Pets
allowed. 216-469-2944.
Heritage Lake, 2bd/2ba
Gated, tennis crt. gym &
pool, $750/mo. 1st. & Sec.
(941)-255-0304
MUST SELL 3BR/2BA,
Porches of Deep Creek in
Punta Gorda. Pool & lake.
$179,900. Nancy (727)-
642-4303 Owner/Agent
NEW 2BR/2BA LUXURY
CONDO W/ DEN & MANY
UPGRDS. GATED,CLBHSE
$850. AL (941)875-3968
Nokomis, 1817 Tamiami Tri,
2br/2ba/2cc, Split Plan, Pool,
Sm Golf Course, $900/mo. Ist
mo. 1/2 off. (768)-564-6806

North Port brand new 2/2/1
condo in gated community
Colony of Sabal Trace. 850
mo. Annual. Sue Ellen Fumich,
Century 21 Sunbelt Realty
(941)-276-2894

P.C. 2/2, 22291 Westch.
ester, 1st. fir. all upgrades
pool, w/d, $600 + utilities
& deposit. 941-629-2475
P.C. 2/2, Kings Hwy
Westchester area, unfurn.
Ann. lease. N/P. $750 +Sec
Water incl. 941-697-3620
P.C. off Kings Hwy POOL
& TENNIS 2/2 condos,
owner upgraded $695
mo. 941-833-0563 oi
941-286-5003


ANNUAL RENTALS
CONDOS
#17 TROPICAL COURTS 2/1 $615,
603 GLENWOOD MANOR 2/2, furnished $850,
304 VENCE CENTER MALL 1/1 $850
1817 TAMIAMI TRAIL. 2/2/2, 1st month free $900
1408 PINEWOOD LAKE 2/2, 1st floor $930
1731 AUBURN LAKES #24 3/2/1 $950f
137F BELLA COSTA 2/2, 1 st floor $975.
610 TRIANO.- 2/2/1, 2nd floor $975-
104 WATERSIDE 306 LYNBROOK 2/2/den, 1st floor $975-
204 WATERSIDE 891 NORWALK 2/2, 2nd floor $975
4215A VINCENZA 3/2/1, 1st floor $985
6101 LAPAVIA 2/2/1, 1st floor, furnished $995.
812 MAGNOLIA PARK 2/2/1 $1000
1506 GONDOLA PARK 3/2/2 $1000
307 RAVINIA CIRCLE 3/2/1, 2nd floor $1000
301 BREEZA DEL MARE #40 2/2/1, 3rd floor, elevator unit, pet OK $1025.
122 SAN LINO 2/2/1/den, 2nd floor, elevator unit $1050.
401 ISLAND PARK 2/2/den, 4th floor, furnished $1100,
4417 CORSO VENETIA 3/2/1, 1st floor $1150
7103 JESSE HARBOR 2/2 $1150
885 NORWALK 204 WATERSIDE 2/2/den, 2nd floor $1200-
HOURS OPEN DAILY 9AM TO 5PM, CLOSED SATURDAY & SUNDAY. NOW RESERVING 2008 SEASON.
Check our web site at www.horseandchaise.com for continued updates of annual and seasonal rentals.
, 941-483-3331


with vaulted ceilings, large lanai with plus pool, take over $14,000 seasonal ICllil dl s
WJacuzzi, solid surface counters, plus rental, 2 car garage, updated roof, close to
double garage in quiet setting beaches and shopping
MLS#555627 $449,000 MLS#549819 $529,900




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;IPGRADED AND EXPANDED... 2 RE4[ OF FINFR HOMtE b r,:..m LAP OF LUXURY! Three bedroom
bedroom 2 bath condominium with 2 1 1/2 bath home with terrazzo floors, condo with two car garage, huge screened
balconies, granite counter, breakfast bar, cedar closets and shed on fenced corner balcony overlooks pool, clubhouse &
overlooks pool area and slight view of bay lot in area of quality homes lake, priced to sell
MLS#551099 $235,000 MLS#537192 $189,000 MLS#527868 $345,000





M A L I Beach Easement, NATE Bright airy I VENETIA!! Large buildable lot on cul-
furnished duplex with 4 bedrooms 3 bedroom downtown Venice condo across de-sac in popular upscale gated
baths, terrazzo floors, 2 carports, good from city park. open plan w/breakfast bar, community, convenient to shopping and
rental history, Island of Venice Walk to shops & beach banks.
MLS#512640 $484,900 MLS#519999 $114,900 MLS#533823 $249,000


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1240 CONDOSVILLAS
FOR RENT
P.C. Promenades East 1/1,
updated kit. & bath, beauti-
ful decor, pool, sauna .&
elev. $650 annual, $950
seasonal, (941)-255-3006.
P.C. Updated 2/2 condo,
fresh & clean, W/D, comm.
pool, tennis, some pets ok
$685 mo. (941)-916-0120
P.G. Charlevoi 2/2
luxury Condo 55+, desir-
able 1st floor, furnished,
lanai with water view, heat-
ed pool, annual, $900
/month plus sec. ';
(941) 639 8640
P.G.I., 2BR/2BA 1st floor,
only $800/mo., no pets.
Comm. htd pool. Waterfront
priv. dock (941) 661-3987
PC Promandes East, 1/1
Furnished, Sauna, Pool.
Secure. Great Location!..
$625. mo. 941-625-9763
PC 2/2 Condo w/ pooJ-
Off Kings Hwy. 4 miles td
1-75 $695/mo 941-697-
2290 Lv. msg please_--
PC 2/2/CP, Furnished, ter-
nis, pool, waterview and
more. $800/mo. 941-833-
0278 or 941-626-6774.- 1
PC 2bd/2ba, 55+ full,
furn., Exc. location, ls'
floor, pool, tennis, $73a5
mo. Call 941-625-5783 -.
PC CEDAR WOODS 2/2 cen-
tral A/C, walk-in closet, W/I,
pool, N/P, N/S. $625 mo.
Lease. 603-305-5515. ..
PGI 2/2 CONDO, screened
lanai with canal vieW
unfurn. $850 mo. 1st,
month free 352-382-74741
PGI waterfront 2/2 furnr
condo, dock avail. Nt
pets. Ann/Seas 941-627-
3154 or 706-896-8341 '

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& $400.09'seGurltyJ

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after 5:.OOpm & "
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Gardens, 1st flr. end unit;
r upgraded. Pool, spa, N/
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Landscape Lighting
Commercial Residential
-0L% Discount, Ist Time Customers'
/ Charlotte (941) 624-0890
Sarasota (941) 375-3539
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SECURE YOUR YARD
INLINE FENCING
WOOD & CHAIN LINK
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941-416-7430


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PLUMBING
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POWER WASHING
LANDSCAPING & MAINT.
AlSO. properlT prparerlneSc.
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[el I^'-t'l lell -,l i_. Infl


Reliable. clean quality
work! Call KEITH FOR
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941.313-1777"
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A Carpenter
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the House
Interior!Exterior
Remodel & Finish Work
Cabinet. Door & Window
Installations
Full Handyman Services
James M. Okell
941-270-1693
A RegisiT red FL. C(u Since I993
ticensedIlniurea


A BEACON
ELECTRIC
Residential/
Commercial
The Best.
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941-726-8239


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Free Estimates
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Home Approved
VENICE: 347.4143
ENGLEWOOD:375-6679
N. PORTIPT CHARLOTTE:
423-6800
PUNTA GORDA: 548-1163
FL Lic# CBC033137'
www.allied-doors.com


ROBERT CHASE
Handyman
& Repair Service,
Lawn Service


35 YRS EXP
FL Resident
Over 30 yrs
Licensed & Insured in
Charlotte & Sarasota
Counties
941-468-0694



Handyman
Specialists
Residential & Commercial
Repairs or
Improvements
Interior/Exterior
Free Estimates
All phases of work.
Licensed & Insured
Call 941-301-9663


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Handyman
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941-408-3594


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Driveways Sidewalks Patios


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INC.
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Tired Of
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Call Blaine:
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License Insured


An Occupational
License may
be required by
the city and/
or county.
Please call for
the appropriate
Occupational
Licensing
Bureau to verify.



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Area covered includes
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Englewood. North Pqrt
& Arcadia
207-1200
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ELECTRICAL
CONTRACTORS,
INC.
Commercial
& Residential
Service and
Construction
24 Hour Emergency
Service
941-697-1133
Licn EC13003502




niomefront
Builders,,
Residential & Commercial
Renovations
SStorm Smhutters
Handyman Services
Myers Russell
35 yrs Experience
Uc#CBC1254700
(941)408-3570



Construction
& Painting
l1omeC l letodeling
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Furnishing 1e\Iure
SPeSUres l asking
L.dlillS(d|)llg
R Roofing
"We do it the right wav".
(941)628-2151
Nextel: 161*55176*1


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