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: November 2, 2007
Copyright Date: 2007
Frequency: semiweekly
regular
 Subjects
Subject: Newspapers -- Venice (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Sarasota County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Sarasota -- Venice
Coordinates: 27.098611 x -82.438889 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 56, no. 7 (April 4-6. 2001)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Issue for April 4-6, 2001 also called April 4, 2001.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00028295
Volume ID: VID00433
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: ltuf - ANK8420
oclc - 47264140
alephbibnum - 002730652
issn - 1536-1063
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Preceded by: Venice gondolier (Venice, Fla. : 1983)

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Is 41 medallion




worth the price?


'Nonpartisan'


envelope stretched

City council incumbents approved a paid advertisement
by the Republican Party of Sarasota County. They had to.


SUN PHOTO BY JEFF TAVARES, jtavares@venicegondolier


Workers prepare to construct the medallion at U.S. 41 and Albee Road.


BY BROOKY BROWN
SUN EDITOR

Flaring tempers, finger-point-
ing and anger are spurring frus-
trated business owners and a
county commissioner to speak
their minds about road construc-
tion in general and medallions in
particular.
Since the closing of Albee
Road on Oct. 14 for the construc-
tion of the first of two medallions
along U.S. 41, business owners in
the area are claiming a 50-per-
cent loss in revenue.
Those same people are tired of
broken promises.
"We-began the summer down
20 percent in sales because of the
economy- and the construction
on 41," said Jeff Tritko, an owner
of Pelican Alley restaurant. "Now
we are 50 percent below last year
since they closed Albee Road."
Tritko said on Tuesday the
road had been closed for two
weeks and three days.
"It was only supposed to be
closed from Oct. 14-28, and now
they are saying Nov. 19," he said.
To complicate matters, Tritko
said detours fail to draw patrons


to his restaurant.
"Detours basically tell people
to don't go there and FDOT and
the county don't believe this," he
said.
Tritko also is keenly aware of
how the lack of business is affect-
ing his employees.
"I have 20 employees," he said.
"One is a girl who can't pay her
mortgage, and I've got people
who can't pay their FPLbill." ''
Tritko said Pelican Alley has
been a successful business for 27
years, but now he fears it may
have to close before the Nov. 19
reopening of the road.
"I'm 45 years old, a disabled
veteran with a family, and I don't
have enough resources to start
over," he said.
"I'm not against us fixing up
and making Nokomis pretty, but
it should be functional," he said.
"Forget the medallion; pave over
the area and take the money and
build the kids a park or put a new
roof on a school. I don't care, but
open the road.",
Thaxton has had it
Sarasota County Commis-
sioner Jon Thaxton is fed up with


the road project.
"This has been the bane of my
existence the whole project,'
he said. "This is a state contract
and nothing has gone right since
the beginning."
While Thaxton has little sym-
pathy for motorists who have to
navigate the construction, he has
a lot for suffering businesses.
Thaxton said all motorists
have to do is slow down, be pa-
tient, pay attention and stay safe.
In the end they will have a "per-
fect, beautiful road."
"The impact on motorists is
short-lived," he said. "Not so for
businesses located along the
construction. These businesses
may not endure."
. Thaxton said 60-70 percent of
their income is earned during
season.
"They are on the verge of los-
ing everything," he said.
Teenagers suffer
Chris Stevens, owner of Bent-
ley's Homemade Ice Cream,
agreed.
"I have 10 part-time employ-

Please see PRICE, 7A


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR

The election of Venice City
Council members is supposed to
be nonpartisan by city ordinance.
. Candidates this year, however,
are stretching the spirit of that law,
especially in the last week before
the Nov. 6 election.
The' latest example to draw
attention was an endorsement let-
ter for city council incumbents on
Waterford Companies letterhead
signed by owners Mike and Georgia
Miller.
The endorsement was paid for
and sponsored by the Republican
Party of Sarasofa County.
That label was followed by:
'"Approved by Fred Hammett for
City Mayor, Bill Wilson for City
Council and Jim Woods for City
Council."
That may appear to be a viola-
tion of city ordinance that prohibits
candidates from running on their
party affiliation, but it's not.
That's the conclusion under
state law drawn by Sterling Ivey,
communications director with the
state of Florida department of elec-
tions.
Ivey, who reviewed the letter,
said candidates are required to
approve letters of endorsement by
state law.
"The mailer is okay, and the rea-
son is when we look at nonpartisan
offices we look at the campaigner's
activity," he said. "Others, including
political parties, can send out mail-
ers endorsing candidates."
Under state law, candidates in
nonpartisan elections are allowed
to say they've been endorsed by a
political party, or answer a direct
question about their political regis-
tration, Ivey said.
The only guidance local candi-
dates have received is a city of
Venice ordinance that reads: 'All
nominations and elections for the
office of mayor or city council
member shall be conducted on a
nonpartisan basis without regard
for, or designation of, political party
affiliation of any nominee on any
ballot."


Otherwise, the city charter states
most other election issues are gov-
erned by state law.
Violation?
Whether the Republican Party
endorsement violates the city ordi-
nance is uncertain.
City Clerk Lori Stelzer said the
city doesn't offer additional guid-
ance on the matter, and the issue
hadn't been raised in previous elec-
tions.
City Attorney Bob Anderson was
on vacation and `couldn't be
reached for comment.
"It's a very gray area," Ivey said.
"The easiest way to differentiate it is
by candidate activity. Is the candi-
date using an active voice? As in, 'I
am a Republican running for ...' "
That would not be allowed, he
said.
Did the Waterford letter violate
city ordinance? The Florida Elec-
tions Commission would have to
receive a complaint in order to
investigate, Ivey said.
Hammett's opponent, Ed Mar-
tin, said he didn't believe the en-
dorsement was illegal, but "it does
show the powerful connection
between developers and present
city council."
"Are residents comfortable with
that?" he asked.
Martin's campaign has refused
financial contributions from devel-
opers who have proposals pending
before council.
By coincidence, the incumbents
were at a meet-and-greet at Wat-
erford headquarters and unavail-
able for comment at press time.
Troubled
Others have found the letter
troubling.
"I don't know whether this is in
violation of Florida law, but it sure is
contrary to the spirit of a nonparti-
san election," said Jim Greenwood,
a longtime Republican and Venice
resident.
Greenwood said he supports this
election as nonpartisan.
"I am upset with them (the

Please see COUNCIL, 7A


Miami Avenue merchants want to keep farmer's market


Fall back... finally


BY SUSAN CAIRO
STAFF WRITER

Not everyone wants the
farmer's market to move
back to Centennial Park.
The Saturday-morning
market was moved out of
the center of town to Ponce
de Leon because of the lack
of hot water in the park's
bathrooms. Vendors and
director Nancy Trascik com-
plained about the move,
and there is a plan to let the
market back into the park
after the issue with hot
water is fixed.
But Miami Avenue mer-
chants say the city might be
in its own hot-water fix if it
OKs the move without tak-
ing into consideration their
views on the subject.
"Most of the merchants
on Miami are very sad to
hear the city would turn
around and move the mar-
ket back,"' said Stephanie
Claussen, a merchant and
organizer of the monthly
flea market.


Good morning,
Gondolier Sun subscriber,
CAROL JOHNSTON


SUN PHOTO BY SUSAN CAIRO
Donna Santoro, left, and Ross Esposito, plant vendors at the,
Saturday morning farmers market, are looking forward to moving
back into Centennial Park if they can go. Merchants on Miami
Avenue have gotten a petition together to keep them where they
are.


Claussen said that Venice
Avenue has everything.
Most of the city's events,
including street fairs, art
shows, parades and holiday
musical entertainment, are
held on Venice Avenue.


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"Miami Avenue should
have something to bring
tourists here," she said.
Bill Vanderstine, Venice
MainStreet vice president
and Miami Avenue mer-
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likes change but thinks the
city should give the market
a chance to grow in its new
location.
"Once people find out
where it is, they will get into
a routine and customers
will keep coming back," he
said.
Whatever
Trascik doesn't think so.
She has taken a proposal
to city council to move the
market back into Cen-
tennial Park after hot water
is available in the bath-
rooms for the produce ven-
dors. She feels that the
Ponce de Leon location is
too small and cramped for
the market.
Claussen said that the
location on Ponce de Leon
was not an alleyway, refer-
ring to a produce vendor's
comment in the Venice
Gondolier Sun about the
space allotted to the mar-
ket.

Please see MARKET, 7A


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year, thanks to the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Congress will
decide whether to keep the revised schedule once a Department
of Energy study is complete.


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Forecasters now foresee
something Tropical Bob
foresaw a week ago.
When the foolishness
called daylight-saving time
ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, we
will cool down by 10 or 15
degrees. Without an extra
hour of sunlight each day,
how could we possibly not
cool off?
T.B. checked with the
National Weather Service in
Tampa, a usually reliable
bunch, and was told up-
coming overnight low tem-
peratures will be 56 Saturday
night and 55 Sunday night.
Cool, huh? And before
you snuggle down Saturday
night, turn back your clocks
an hour. Do your part to
fight global warming.


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Street closed
forArt Fest
West Venice Avenue U.S.
41 Business and Harbor
Drive will be closed Saturday
and Sunday, Nov. 3 and 4, for
Art Fest 2007.
The annual art show
takes place in downtown
Venice from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
each day. It is sponsored by
Venice MainStreet.
Council recap
Venice City Council took
the following actions at its
Oct. 9 and 24 meetings:
Appointed: James S.
Kraut as commissioner and
reappointed Carol A. Walker
as resident commissioner to
the Venice Housing Author-
ity to serve terms from
October 2007 to October
2010; Gregg G. Hassler Sr. to
the Architectural Review
Board to serve a term from
October 2007 to August
2010; and Norman Holloway
to the Municipal Code
Enforcement Board to serve
a term from August 2007 to
June 2010.
Denied Sharky' pn the
Pier's request to erect a chic-
kee hut," pending further
information.
Adopted an ordinance
extending its electric fran-
chise to Florida Power &
Light Company.
Adopted a resolution in
support of extending the 1-
cent sales surtax for another
15 years.
Adopted a resolution
setting policies and proce-
dures for the use of council
chambers and city hall's
community room.
Adopted a resolution
endorsing the U.S. Mayors'
climate protection agree-
ment.
Approved a rezoning
application for TheVillage at
Venice located on Hatchett
Creek Boulevard, just east of
Pinebrook Road adjacent to
Aston Gardens, from county
OUE-1 (open use, estate) to
city RMF-3 (residential, mul-
tiple-family).
Postponed a public
hearing on rezoning for Tra
Ponti at theWaterfront along
Venice Avenue East along
the Intracoastal Waterway
pending two public hearings
scheduled in November.
Approved on a rezoning
application for Higelville


Estates, located at 800 Higel
Drive, from county RSF-3
(residential, single family) to
city RSF-3 (residential, single
family).
Approved an ordinance
granting membership to city
of Venice employees in the
Florida Retirement System.
Approved an ordinance
terminating the city retire-
ment plan and providing for
participation in the Florida
Retirement System.
Approved the city attor-
ney's request for a private
attorney-client session on
Oct. 23 regarding the city of
Venice vs. Venice Pier Group
'Int lawsuit.
Approved the following
items under the city manag-
er's report: execution of
Interlocal Agreement Com-'
munity Reinvestment Fund
Grant between Sarasota
County and city in the
amount of $1,250,000, used
to reimburse accounts for
property purchases; a grant
agreement between Gulf
Coast Community Founda-
tion of Venice and the city of
:.Venice accepting $35,000 for
Lord Family House rehabili-
tation; $7,500 for replace-.
ment purchase of a police
canine; the Venice Area
Beautification's Christmas
Walk at the Venice Arbore-
tum from Nov. 24 through
Dec. 28.
Council withheld its ap-
proval for a Venice Muni-
cipal Airport sublease agree-
ment between Purdy Enter-
prises Inc. and Chef's Rule,
LLC, pending further infor-
mation.
City settles litigation
City council's sign-off on
Oct. 9 was all that was re-
quired to finalize a settle-
ment of the Eastside Waste-
water Treatment Plant litiga-
tion.
The litigation took three
years, involving eight claim-
ants and four lawsuits.
The litigation involved


the laying down of a major
pipeline for the new eastside
wastewater facility and con-
structing new lift stations.
The pipeline project and
new lift stations were com-
pleted in February 2005, at
which time Cardinal Con-
struction submitted a claim
to the city for $1.1 million in
overrun costs. When the city
refused to pay, Cardinal
sued.
A mediated settlement
calls for the city to pay
Cardinal $700,000. Engin-
eers David L. Farabee and
Boyle Engineering Corp. will
reimburse the city $300,000.
The city negotiated a
guaranteed maximum price
of $8.6 million for the project
in March 2002.
Black, Stelzer finalists.
for excellence awards
The Florida League of
Cities has released the
names of its finalists for the
2007 Florida Cities of
Excellence Awards.
Among them are Venice's
Marty Black for city manager
of the year andLori, Stelzer
for city clerkof thteyear. ,
Wianers will be announc-,
ed at an awards luncheon on
(Nov. 9 at the Hyatt Regency
Orlando International Air-
port.
The Fourth annual Flor-
ida Cities of Excellence
Awards program highlights
innovative city services that
improve the quality of life in
Florida and honors dedicat-
ed city leaders for excellence
in public service.
City wins water
conservation award
City of Venice Utilities
Department is the recipient
of the 2007 Water Conser-
vation Award for Excellence.
It was selected by the
American Water Works As-
sociation in recognition of
its efforts to improve the
efficiency of the city's alter-
native water supply, known


as reuse or reclaimed
water. Reclaimed water
is produced by process-
ing sewage into clean
irrigation water, result-
ing in saving more ex-
pensive and less avail-
able potable water.
Venice employee
Rocky Reid led the
effort to improve the
amount of treated re-
claimed water available
by monitoring various
storage ponds around
the city on a daily basis
and finding ways to
avoid losing the waste-
water from discharge
and ways to better store
it.
The award will be
presented Nov. 14 at the
Florida Water Futures
2007 Conference in Or-
lando.
"The Venice utilities
staff continues to devel-
op and implement
strategies to conserve
our precious water
resources and to respect
the natural environ-
ment," City Manager
Marty Black'said. -...q


Florda Ltter


Oct. 31 .......242
Oct. 30 .......385
Oct. 29.......663
Oct. 28.......321
Oct. 27.......578


Oct. 31 ...........3-7-17-22-25
Oct. 30.........4-11-12-20-28
Oct. 29...........6-7-12-17-25
Oct. 28............. 5-7-8-19-27
Oct. 27.........5-10-11-22-26
Payoff for Oct. 31
6 5-digit winners: ....$39,794.49
498 4-digit winners:............$77
13,885 3-digit winners: ....$7.50
2-digit winners .....Quick Pick ticket


Oct. 31 .......8-13-16-17-40-46
Oct. 27.....13-20-33-38-41-45
Oct. 24.......8-29-30-41-42-46
Oct. 20.......2-15-21-32-45-53
Oct. 17.......6-31-32-41-44-47
Oct. 13.......5-14-25-30-33-46


a a Oct. 31 .....1305
Oct. 30 .....4706
Oct. 29.....6014
SOct. 28.....2923
Oct. 27.....0645


Oct. 30...................1-2-28-42
MegaBall........................7
Oct. 26..................3-27-29-36
M egaBall...............................5
Drawings occur Tuesday, Friday evenings
Payoff for Oct. 30
2 4 of 4 + MB...........800,000
10 4 of 4........................$929
47 3 of 4 + MB..............$433
1,128 3 of 4............$53.50
1,944 2 of 4 + MB ........$21.50


IOTT


Payoff for Oct. 31
1 6-digit winners: .....$3 million
45 5-digit winners: ...$6,054.50
2,801 4-digit winners: .......$79
61,088 3-digit winners: .......$5
Drawings occur Wednesdays, Saturdays


I The estimated jackpot is 3 million
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LNIt To- lI'1f save IThe ii [lIIIYou1Love.


ELECT SUE LANG

FOR VENICE CITY COUNCIL SEAT 5
EXPERIENCE:
Over 30 years in the Nonprofit and Public Sectors including municipal Depts.
of Police, Community Development, and Housing with Responsibility for
Multimillion Dollar State and Federal Programs.
Endorsed by Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club, Venice Neighborhoods Coalition and
Venice Taxpayers League: The only candidate for Seat 5 who has actively advocated for
our environment, saving our municipal golf course, and many other issues affecting
residents of Venice.
PRIORITIES:
Open responsive government Preserving small town charm *
Protecting sensitive habitat *
* Saving our Municipal golf course Keeping our airport safe and neighborly *

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GAS GAUGE
According to
autos.msn.com on
Thursday, the lowest gas
price in the Venice area
was $2.859 per gallon at
Hess, 350 Commercial
Court, Venice.The high-
est price in the area,
according to the Web
site, was $3.099 per gal-
lon at Myakka River
Trading Post, 9001 South
Tamiami Trail, Venice.


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FRIDAYNOV2 2007


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WareHouse volunteers shine on Make A Difference Day


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR


COURTESY PHOTOS
Manny Marmolejo and his crew from Mark Williams Construction pour a new\driveway for a wheel-
chair-bound 89-year-old Venice resident.


It was a cloud-covered
Saturday, Oct. 27 the
national Make A Difference
Day day of volunteering -
but that didn't stop the sun
from shining on the many
volunteers who took to the
streets to make life a little
better for others.
TheWareHouse, an orga-
nization that focuses on
youth activities, rallied the
troops Saturday.
With the help of a finan-
cial donation from Venice
Home Depot, The Ware-
House began the transfor-
mation of a used travel-
trailer into a portable soup
kitchen that will serve those
in need around the area. It's
currently run out of the
Fishers of Men Church on


Cypress Street a block away
from East Venice Avenue
and U.S. 41 Bypass.
According to The Ware-
House Director Linda Ban-
ister, teens painted, sanded,
scrubbed, sealed, "sweated
and laughed their way
through the day."
"They had so much fun
that many of them are
doing it again this Satur-
day," she said. Their next
project: installing new
plumbing and securing new
flooring in the trailer.
"We're looking for people
skilled in those areas to help
out," Banister said, "and
there's plenty to do for oth-
ers who want to volunteer
their time."
The WareHouse directors
also helped a 89-year-old
Venice resident by pouring
a new concrete driveway for


Make A Difference Day.
"Manny and his crew
from Mark Williams con-
struction did all the work,"
Banister said. "All I did was
see a need, make a few
phone calls and spend the
morning with a special new
friend who now has a new
driveway."
With the help of Banis-
ter and Mark Williams
Construction, one more
Venice resident can get to
and from the doctor, the
store and, hopefully, the
Senior Friendship Centers
to spread her cheery smile
and encouraging words,
Banister said.
"She was unable to do
this for many years," Ban-
ister said, "because her
wheelchair couldn't travel
over the gravel driveway."
ggiles@venicegondolier.com


Kaleb Kushman and TJ Fischesser refurbish new walls for the mobile soup kitchen.


With a financial donation from Home Depot, volunteers remodel a mobile soup kitchen run by the
Fishers of Men Church. Front row, Debbie Eaton and Sarah Banister; middle row, Peter O'Reilly
from Friendship Volunteer Center, Joshalynn Ward and Matt Ward, and Pastor Jim McCleland, direc-
tor of Soup Kitchen (wearing hard hat).


Corrections
-,-An Oct. 24 story on Tra
Ponti ht the Waterfront
contained incorrect dates
for upcoming public work-
shops Venice City Council
is holding on the proposed
development. The work-
shops will be held Nov. 29
and Dec. 7.


An* Oct. 26 story on the
city council, campaign for-.
umat Waterford Golf Club
incorrectly statedl-the city
is working on an affidavit
in support of a homeown-
er association petition to
privatize a portion of Ed-
mondson Road. The asso-
ciation is seeking to priva-


tize Capri Isles Boulevard extend the river's designa-
north, of Edmondson tion as "wild and scenic."
-';Road. i I . ''-inifact, the Florida Leg-
An Oct.'31 story on the islature will make that
Myakka River's wild, and decision based on a draft
scenic designation incor- report the council is pre-
rectly reported that the paring for the governor
Myakka River Coordin- and Legislature.
ating Council would be The Gondolier Sun re-
determining whether to grets the errors.


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Take the lime to enjoy our area.
Find necessary sources in your
dedicated local paper.


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The Lions Club holds its annual fall used glasses collection and
education event at Jacaranda Public Library.


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Pai lIur by Don 0 Connell A concerned ciizen


* Former CEO, Manatee Community College, Venice Campus
* Former President The Venice Hospital Foundation
* Venice City Council Member since June 2006
* Leadership on Boards: Venice Little Theatre, United Way, Chamber
of Commerce, Boys & Girls Club, SCOPE (Affordable Housing,
Community Healthy Improvement Project)
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BY COURTNEY LINN
STAFF WRITER

The so-called "super
bug," Methicillin-resistant
Staphylococcus aureus, is
new to many, but the Sara-
sota County School District
has a long-standing policy
to deal with it.
Each high school is tak-
ing preventive measures
and informing students of
the policies to keep MRSA
from spreading.
The policies have been in
place for awhile, said Sherri
Reynolds, supervisor for
pupil support services.
MRSA is a staph infection
that is resistant to tradition-
al antibiotics. It can cause
small lesions that may drain
pus. If untreated, it is conta-
gious.
Because of the nature of
MRSA, the district is treat-
ing it under the same poli-
cies the district already has
in place for rashes, abra-
sions and blood and body
fluid transfer.
It is school policy that
anyone with a rash see the
school nurse to determine if
he should be sent home and
placed under a physician's
care. A student who needs
to be placed under a physi-
cian's care is not permitted
to return without a physi-
cian's release.
Anyone who is out of
school for MRSA awaiting
treatment will get to make
up tests and homework.
Students who are out for a
rash are subject to the same
treatment as any other ill-
ness, said Gary Leatherman,
director of communications
for the district.
The district sends chil-
dren home and to their


physicians as a precaution.
"We don't know if a rash
is communicable until
there is a diagnosis," Rey-
nolds said.
Athletes
Student athletes are of
particular concern for the
district. Venice High School
held an assembly recently
for its athletes to remind
them how to' keep them-
selves clean and prevent
MRSA from spreading.
Wash hands with soap
and water using friction,
school nurse Kendra Bu-
chanan-Marsden said. This
is the most important thing
anyone can do.

IF YOU HAVE
A RASH
The school district
encourages all students
-who have have an
unidentifiable rash to visit
the school nurse or ath-
letic trainer.



Other reminders includ-
ed not sharing personal
items, such as towels, ra-
zors, soap, clothes and gear;
keeping all open wounds
covered .with a bandage;
remembering to bathe on a
daily basis; and remember-
ing to wash uniforms and
gear regularly.
VHS staff also asked ath-
letes to keep the locker
rooms free from gear so
they can be properly sani-
tized each night. Despite
district employees telling
the athletes that any gear
left on the floor overnight
would be thrown away,


SCHOOL DISTRICT
POLICIES
To read more on district
policies, visit www.saraso
ta.k12.fl.us/; click on
District Information, and
then Policy and
Procedures. To read more
on how the district han-
dles abrasions, rashes
and blood and body fluid
transfer, visit www.saraso
ta.k1l2.fl.us/schoolhealth/.



Reynolds said any stray gear
is bagged up and given to
the coach.
If an athlete is out for a
rash, he is not permitted to
play in any games or attend
practice until he returns
with a doctor's note.
Students who go to their
school nurse will have pri-
vacy. For example, if a stu-
dent who is diagnosed with
MRSA a day following a
sporting event with close
contact, any student who
came in contact with him
would not need tgo to the
nurse unless he had symp-
toms.
The district will not make
anyone who does not have
symptoms report to the
nurse, Reynolds said.

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To learn more about
MRSA, visit www.cdc.gov/
ncidod/dhqp/armrsa.html


Teacher pay negotiations on hold


BY COURTNEY LINN
STAFF WRITER


Schools have policy


for 'super bug'


Executive board sessions
are closed to the public.
One of the contract items
the two sides did work on
was the salary schedule for
teachers who have a spe-
cialist degree or a master's
degree plus 45 hours.
SC/TA Executive Director
Barry Dubin requested the
district treat the two levels
as the same in terms of pay.
The SC/TA's proposed
-language reads: '"A special-
ist's degree in a related field
will be considered equiva-
lent to a MA+45 for salary
purposes."
According to Dubin, the
academic hours accumulat-


ed by people getting their
doctoral degrees and their
specialist degrees often
overlap. Therefore, he said,
there should be no pay dif-
ferentiation.
"I want to solve the prob-
lem of the time issue,"
Dubin said.
The district was sympa-
thetic to the request.
"I very much understand
the problem you're trying to
fix," said Scott Lempe, chief
operating officer for the dis-
trict.
Teacher pay negotiations
are expected to resume Nov.
7.
clinn@venicegondolier.com


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Cleaning up contract
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Sarasota Classified/Teach-
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Discussions of the 5-per-
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Englewood Sports Complex to charge fees


SUN PHOTO BY STEVEN J. SMITH, ssmith@sun-herald.com
Ed Schneider, 72, begins his final workout in the fitness center area of the Englewood Sports
Complex after learning the formerly free weight room will now charge $4 per visit or $26.75 per
month.


In response to the Tallahassee tax reform man-
date, the Sarasota County Parks & Recreation
Department will institute a fee structure on
previously free services.


Steffen .said the county
looked at the.cost of mainti-
naing the Englewood Sports


Complex's fitness center
and obtaining new equip-
ment.
"Then we went out and
looked at what other coun-
ties do," Steffen said. "Sim-
ilar facilities, such as the
G.T. Bray Public Center run
by Manatee County, charge
$30 per month."
Weightlifters at the En-
glewood Sports Complex
fitness center had mixed
reactions on the new fees.
"It's a little bit high," said
Jim Pollard, 65, of Englewood.
"It's close to the YMCA fees
and I think if they come
down a bit more to, say, $2,
that'll be fine."
Pollard said the new
charge would cut his weekly
visits to the weight room
from two to one per week.
Jerry Skulski, 50, also of
Englewood, thought the
rate was fair.
"I know nothing's for free
and nothing lasts forever,"
Skulski said. "But I'm hop-
ing with this rate increase


that they upgrade the
equipment."
Understandable
Englewood resident Dus-
tin Simerly, 28, knew the
handwriting was on the
wall.
"I don't mind paying for
it," Simerly said. "I heard a
lot of people will be leaving
for the Y or the Tringali Cen-
ter, which is still free. But I'll
stay. I like it here and I've got
friends here."
Ed Schneider, 72, could
see the change coming as
well.
"I was hoping they'd have
a senior rate," Schneider
said. "I probably won't use
the exercise room now. I'll
stay out on the basketball
court, where it's still free."
George Domiano, 44, of
Englewood will be moving
on.
"I don't think it's worth
it," Domiano said. "The
Tringali Center is smaller,
but it's still free. I'm not


coming here anymore."
Lissa Courts, program
coordinator at the complex,
understood the frustration.
"Englewood is different
than the rest of Sarasota
County," Courts said. "There's
a lot of people here that can-
not afford to pay and when
they tell me that, I believe
them. They rent their homes
or they're on a fixed income
because they're seniors."
Courts said she has spo-
ken with seniors on fixed
incomes who she knows will
stop coming to the fitness
center. She has offered them
alternative, cost-free ideas
for fitness such as walk-
ing regimens and has
started looking into grants
and sponsors to start a fund
to help them.
"I wish it hadn't come to
this," she said.
For more information
about the new fees, call 861-
5000.
ssmith@sun-herald.com


BY STEVEN J. SMITH
STAFF WRITER
Want to pump up? You'll
have to pay up.
P The Sarasota County
Parks and Recreation Depart-
ment has responded to Talla-
.hassee's tax reform mandate
by instituting fees on previ-
ously free services.
As of Thursday, this in-
cludes the Englewood Sports
Complex, whose fitness
center now charges either a
daily fee of $4 or a monthly
rate of $26.75 to pump iron,
tax included.
The complex's gymnasi-


um will remain free for
pick-up games and shoot-
arounds, but special events
- such as basketball tour-
naments or league games
- will get charged on a per-
hour basis.
"The county looked at
cost recovery of what it's
costing to maintain special-
ized activities," said Kristin
Steffen, revenue specialist in
community services. "The fit-
ness center at the Englewood
Sports Complex is a special-
ized activity. To maintain
specialized activities; we
needed to associate a fee
with them."


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Education key element of settlement


BY JACK GURNEY
PELICAN PRESS

When Sarasota County
accepted the terms of an out-
of-court settlement with the
U.S. Department of Justice
to resolve alleged intention-
al housing discrimination
charges it assumed an ob-
ligation to learn more about
provisions of the 1968 U.S.
Fair Housing Act.
As a result, many top cou-
nty officials who make critical
building, planning and zon-
ing decisions will attend
classes arranged by a new
court-mandated county em-
ployee whose job title will be
the Fair Housing Act Comp-
liance Officer.
The officials include Zon-
ing Administrator Tina Craw-
ford, Planning and Dev-
elopment Services Manager
Rob Lewis, Planning Man-


ager Anne McClung, Build
Official Paul Radauskas, Code
Enforcement Manager San-
dra Jones, Community Hou-
sing Manager Mary Beth
Humphreys and Housing
and Community Develop-
ment Manager Don Had-
sell.
Also required to attend is
Assistant County Attorney
Gary Oldehoff, who is res-
ponsible for advising the
board of zoning appeals
about provisions of the Fair
Housing Act. He was a key
player in county decisions
that led to the federal law-
suit.
The Fair Housing Act
prohibits landlords, real
estate firms, local govern-
ments, banks, insurance
companies and all other
providers from denying
housing to people because
of their race, color, religion,


sex, national origin, familial
status or disability.
Oct. 24, the county com-
mission unanimously ag-
reed to settlement terms
with the Justice Department
that will remain in effect for
four years, during which
time the U.S. Federal Court
in Tampa will retain juris-
diction and decide whether,
all the parties have met their
obligations.
As has been previously
reported, the case stemmed
from a 2004 county decision
to close five of six Warm
Mineral Springs homes
clustered in a complex
known as Tammi House
that rents rooms to people
in recovery from alcohol
addiction and drug abuse.
County officials cited zon-
ing violations. Justice de-
partment lawyers visited the
facility in late 2005 and


warned the county its actions
were unlawful. In June 2006,
the county was charged
with violations of both the
Fair Housing Act and Am-
ericans with Disability Act.
The settlement allows all
six homes to remain open
as "sober houses," but states
they must be independent-
ly operated under rules that
prohibit on-site drug test-


ing, distribution of medica-
tions, group substance ab-
use education or group coun-
seling.
Terms of the settlement
include a $750,000 county
"contribution" to the own-
ers of Tammi House, a
$10,000 payment to the
Justice Department and
bills for a legal defense ag-
ainst the charges from the


Washington, D.C., law firm
of Holland & Knight.
The estimated cost to
county taxpayers for trial
preparation and the out-of-
court settlement is about $4
million. A more accurate tot-
al will be available when all
the bills have been submitted
for payment and are acc-
ounted for by Court Clerk
Karen Rushing.


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NOTICE OF AUCTION NOTICETO.CREDITORS NOTICETO CREDITORS

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
Notice is hereby given that the contents SARASOIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA
of the rental units listed herein wilr be S ARASOTA DIVISION PROBATE DIVISION
offered for sale at public auction, per
the Florida Self Storage Act. N RE ESTATE OF MAIN RE: ESTATE SMITH,
(Statutes/Sections 83.901 83.809). RICHARD G. CREAGER MARY LOU.. ISE SMITH,


The property list contained herein will be Deceased,
sold to satisfy liens imposed by EXTRA File No. 2007-CP-012436-NC
SPACE STORAGE on 11/15/2007 Division: Probate
AT 9:30 AM, or thereafter. The sale will Division: Probate
occur on premises, at EXTRA SPACE NOTICE TO CREDITORS
STORAGE, located at 1266 US Hwy The administration of the estate of
41, BYPASS, VENICE, Florida RICHARD G. CREAGER, deceased,
34285 in the County of Sarasota, Flori- whose date of death was October 1,
da. 2007, and whose social security num-
ber is XXX-XX-9648, is pending in the
UNIT 1172 BAYLIE CAMPBELL, House- Circuit Court for Sarasota County Flori-
hold Items da, Probate Division, the address of
UNIT 2174. JENNIFER SCHOCH, House- which is P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota, FL
hold Items 34230-3079. The names and
UNIT 4130. JAMES RENEY, Household addresses of the personal representa-
tems423 ROBIN MOYER, Household tive and the personal representative's
NIT 4230 ROBIN MOYER, Householdattorney are set forth below.
items All creditors of the decedent and other
TRA SPACE STORAGE reserves persons, having claims or demands
EXA SPACESTORAGE reserve against decedents estate on whom a
the right to reject all bids. Purchases copy of this notice is required to be
must be made at the time of sal e rved must file their claims with this
uCash" only. All contents are sold "as Cort WITHN THiE LATER OF THREE
is." Contents of the unit must be (3) MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
removed immediately, or the storage THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
unit containing the items must be rented NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
by the purchaser. Sale is subject to can- DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
cellation at any time. THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
-. _- t,- a AJ oior'tr cridiforu .Of the decedent and
PUBLISH: OCTOBER26 AD NOVEM- f the decent and
BE 26 200 oiner per :,s, raving clarns or
BER 2, 2007 demands against the decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
Need OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
Cash? TION. 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
C lash PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
Have A NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI
Have A OD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF
Garage DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
S ale TION OF THIS NOTICE IS NOVEM-
S cae BERe2,t2007.
Personal Representative:
-- - - --a-------.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: Estate of
JEAN BLOODGOOD,
Deceased.
File No: 2007-CP-12133-SC
/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
JEAN BLOODGOOD, deceased, File
Number 2007-CP-12133-SC, is
pending in the Circuit Court for SARA-
SOTA County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is 4000
South TamiamI Trail, Venice, FL
34293. The names and addresses of
the Personal Representative and the
Personal Representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or 'demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice is
served, must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST 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 decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the decedents estate must file
their claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this notice Is October 26, 2007.
Personal Representative:
PETER BLOODGOOD
516 Yale Road
Venice, FL 34293

W. GRADY HUIE, ESQUIRE
143 East Miami Avenue
Venice, FL 34285
(941) 488-8551
FL Bar No. 192724
Attorney for Personal
Representative
PUBLISH: October 26, November 2,
2007


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Suite 200
Venice, FL 34285
Attorneys for Personal
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240 Nokomis Ave South
Suite 200
Venice, FL 34285
Telephone: (941)-488-7751
Florida Bar No. 0325066
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File No. 2007-CP-11823-NC
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
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5, 2006, and whose Soccial Security.
Number is XXX-XX-1266, is pending in
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Petitioner
Mary L. Metzger
7580 Coronet Drive
Sarasota, FL 34240
Richard O'Connor
Attorney for Petitioner
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SARA- Florida Bar No. 0015705
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IN RE: ESTATE OF PUBLISH: November 2, 9, 2007
CLAMIAMARGARETsd IERSTa
Deceased.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is November 2, 2007.
Personal Representative:
Barbara B. Sanchez
c/o 151 Center Rd.
Venice, FL 34285
Attorney for
Personal Representatives:
Andrew J. Britton, Esq.
Attorney for Barbara B. Sanchez
Florida Bar No: 213500
151 Center Rd.
Venice. FL 34285


served must file their claims with this NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE Telephone: (941) 4
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE The administration of the estate of IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF T PUBLISH:November
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF CLAUDIA MARGARET WHITEHURST, TWELFTH JUDICIALND FOR
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS deceased, whose date of death was CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE September 2, 2007, and whose SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF social security number is XXX-XX-
THIS NOTICE ON THEM. 0578, is pending in the Circuit Court for Case No. 2007-CA-003266-NC _
All other creditors of the decedent and SARASOTA County, Florida, Probate SOLLENBERGER IN THE CIRCUIT CC
other persons having claims or Division, the address of which is 2000 GREG SOLLENERGER,SOTA CO
demands against the decedent's estate Main Street, P.O. Box 3079, Sara- DPlaintiff, SOTA CO
must file their claims with this court sota, Florida 34230-3079. The vs. FLORBATE
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE names and addresses of the Personal STOTTLEMYER & SHOEMAKER PROBATEBETT
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION Representative and the Personal Repre- LUMBER COMPANY; DON CORBETT
OF THIS NOTICE. sentative's attorney are set forth below. ELECTRIC, INC.; ROBERT A. TER- IN RE: ESTATE OF
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE All creditors of (he decedent and other HAAR, an individual; JOHN H. EUGENE L. SPICE,
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC- persons having claims or demands ,and JANE A GROSS Deceased.
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA against decedent's estate on whom a Defendants.File No. 2007-
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER copy of this notice is required to be
BARRED. served must file their claims with this NOTICE OF ACTION NOTICE TO C
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI- court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 NOThe TO of
OD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE TO: DON CORBETT ELECTRIC, The administration of
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS INC. EUGENE L SPICE,
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE c/o DONALD CORBETT, as date of death wase I
DEATH IS BARRED. DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF a last Director pending in the CircuitC
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- THIS NOTICE ON THEM. 4915 29th Avenue West ta County, Florida, Pr
TION OF THIS NOTICE IS NOVEM- All other creditors of the decedent and Bradenton, Florida address of which is
BER 2, 2007. person having claims or demands Sarasota, Florida
against the decedent's estate must file ROBERT A. TERHAAR The names and addr
Personal Representative: their claims with this court WITHIN A-1 Fifth Avenue sonal representative
DONALD E. SMITH THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE Key West, Florida representative's attor
c/o 240 Nokomis Avenue S OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF JANE A GROSS All creditors of the d
Suite 200 THIS NOTICE. JANE A. GROSS All creditors of the de
Venice, FL 34285 ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE 1704 Lemon Avenue persons having claim
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC- Englewood, Florida 34223 against decedent's
Attorneys for Personal TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA COPY of this notice
Representatives PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Action has served must file their
DANIEL A. BECHTOLD, ESQ. BARRED. been commenced against each of you court WITHIN THE L
Bechtold & Corbridge, PA. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIE PERI. attempting to extinguish a Final Judg- (3) MONTHS AFTER
240 S. Nokomis Ave OD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM ment entered against the Plaintiff in your THE FIRST PUBLIC
Suite B 00 FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE favorAFTERICTHEORDATEHIR
Venice, FL 34285 AFTER THE DECENDENT'S DATE OFAFE THINO
Telephone: (941)-488-7751 DEATH IS BARRED. You are required to serve a copy of your COPY OF THIS NOT
Florida Bar No. 0678880 The date of the first publication of this written defenses, if any, to it on Allother creditors of
PmLISH HENOVEfMBlEH 2 9 20 07 Notice is November 2, 2007. STEPHEN H. KURVIN, ESQUIRE, the othef persons ha
.ia.n.....a ...... ....krne1,1adomrnds ainstde


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SARA-
SOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2007-CP-012226-SC
Division: Probate
SIN.RE: ESTATE OF
OLIVER WENDELL BOCH,
Deceased.


Personal Repre
John Joseph W
3720 Spruce S
Philadelphia,
KANETSKY, MOORE &
P.A., Attorneys at Law
Attorneys for Personal
Representative
227 S. Nokomis Ave.
P. 0. Box 1767
Venice, FL 34284-1767
Telephone: (941) 485-157
ERIK R. LIEBERMAN, ESQ.
Florida Bar No. 393053


lamintiffs attorney, whose address is / 7 ........-- .. ...
esntative: South Lime Avenue, Sarasota, Florida must file their claim
Whitehurst 34237, within 30 days of the first date WITHIN THREE (3) I
t. Ste 211 of publication of this notice of action, THE DATE OF THE
PA 19104 and file the original with the clerk of TION OF THIS NOTII
court either before service on the plain- ALL CLAIMS NOT FI
DeBOER, tiff's attorney or immediately thereafter, TIME PERIODS SET
Otherwise a default will be entered TION 733.702 OF
against you for the relief demanded in PROBATE CODE WllI
the complaint or petition. BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
Dated on October 16, 2007. ODS SET FORTH
CLAIM FILED TWO
71 KAREN E. RUSHING, MORE AFTER THI
SARASOTA COUNTY DATE OF DEATH IS I
By: Deelan Fall THE DATE OF FIRS
.. d -. OF THIS NOTICE j


NOTICE TO CREDITORS PUBLISH: November 2, 9,007 Clerk ot Court
The administration of the estate of
OLIVER WENDELL BOCH, deceased, PUBLISH DATES:
whose date of death was December 5, OCTOBER 26, 2007
2006, and whose social security num- NOVEMBER 2, 2007
ber is XXX-XX-1860, is pending in the NOVEMBER 9, 2007
Circuit Court for SARASOTA County, NOVEMBER 16, 2007
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 2000 Main Street, P.O. Box
3079, Sarasota, Florida 34230- IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SARA- -
3079. The names and addresses of SOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF SARA-
the Personal Representative and the PROBATE DIVISION PRSOTA COUNTY
stforthe beslow Filersn200t-CP-12Sd2-hC PROBATE DMSION
Personal Representative's attorney are
set forth below. File No. 2007-CP-12892-NC
All creditors of the decedent and other IN RE: ESTATE OF
persons having claims or demands IN RE: ESTATE OF RENE H. SANCHEZ
against decedent's estate on whom a CARRIE M. HARTMAN, Deceased.
copy of this notice is required to be Deceased.
served must file.their claims with this File No. 2007-CP-009993-NC
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 NOTICE TO CREDITORS CR
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE The administration of the estate of NOTICE TO CREDITORS
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS CARRIE M. HARTMAN, deceased, The Administration of the estate of
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE whose date of death was May 25, RENE H. SANCHEZ, deceased, whose
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF 2007 and whose Social Security Num- date of death was May 23, 2007, is
THIS NOTICE ON THEM. ber is 294-40-6023 is pending in the pending in the Circuit Court for SARA-
All other creditors of the decedent and Circuit Court for Sarasota County, SOTA County, Florida, Probate Division,
persons having claims or demands Florida, Probate Division, the the address of which is P.O. Box 3079,
against the decedent's estate must file address of which is 2000 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34230-3079. The
their claims with this court WITHIN Sarasota, Florida Probate Division. names and addresses of the personal
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE The names of the Petitioner and Peti- representative and the personal repre-
OF THE FRST PUBLICATION OF boner's attorney are set forth below. sentative's attorney are set forth below.
THIS NOTICE.- All creditors of the decedent and other
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE persons having claims or demands All creditors of the decedent and other
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC- against decedent's estate, including persons having claims or demands
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA unmatured, contingent or unliquidated against decedent's estate on whom a
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER claims on whom a copy of this notice is copy of this notice is required to be
BARRED. served must file their claims with this served must file their claims with this
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI- court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE court
OD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
AFTER THE DECENDENT'S DATE OF NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
DEATH IS BARRED. AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER.
The date of the first publication of this COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. VICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
Notice is November 2, 2007. All other creditors of the decedent and- ON THEM.
other persons having claims or
Personal Representative: demands against decedent's estate, All other creditors of the decedent and
ARDIS E. BOCH including unmatured, contingent or other persons having claims or
1005 Gondola Dr N unliquidated claims must file their claims demands against decedents estate,
Venice, FL 34293 with this court WITHIN THREE (3) must file their claims with this court
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
KANETSKY, MOORE & DeBOER, FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
P.A., Attorneys at Law NOTICE. OF THIS NOTICE.


2007


08-8008
r2, 9, 2007




'URT FOR SARA-
UNTY,
IA
DIVISION




CP-0131364-NC


NOTICE OF SALE


NOTICE OF SALE


property situated in Sarasota County,
Florida, described as:
Unit 1811, THE CONDOMINIUM ON
THE BAY, TOWER II, a condominium
according to the .Declaration of
Condominium recorded in Official IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE
Records Book 1546, Page 1511, as TWELFTH JUDICIAL
amended, and as per plat thereof CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
recorded in Condominium Book 19, SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA
Page 33, Public Records of Saraso-
ta County, Florida, TOGETHER WITH Case No: 2007-CC-003570-SC
the right to use as Limited Common
Elements, Parking Space Number SARASOTA COMMONS, LTD, A
120 and Locker Number 1811. FLORIDA PARTNERSHIP,
PLAINTIFFSS,
at public sale, to the highest and best vs.
bidder for cash, in the east wing of the SARASOTA BAGEL CAFE, LLC,
Historic Courthouse in Sarasota County, DEFENDANT(S)
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on November
13, 2007. NOTICE OF SALE


KAREN E. RUSHING,
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Tina Lake
Original notice to be returned to the
Clerk of the Circuit Court. Bill and dupli-
cate of notice to be mailed to Attorney
for Plaintiff: SHARON S. VANDER
WULP. ESQ.. Kanetskv. Moore &


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to the Final Summary Judgment of Fore-
closure entered in the above-styled
case, Case.NP/ 2007-CC-003570-SC,
in the County Court in and for Sarasota
County, Florida, that I will sell the follow-
ing property situated in Sarasota Coun-
ty, Florida:


DeBoer, PA., P.O. BOX 1767, 227 All furniture fixtures and equipment
NOKOMIS AVE S, VENICE, FL used in tie operation of a bagel
34284. Counsel for Plaintiff, shop located at:
PUBLISH: October 26, November 'Sarasota Commons
2, 2007 935 N. Beneva Rdh,&Sultea7qP)1I-.W
Sarasota, FL 34232


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN


REDITORS AND FOR SARASOTA COUNTY,
the estate of FLORIDA
deceased, whose .
May 8, 2007, is Case No: 2007-CA-007906-SC
Court for Saraso- DIVISION: Civil
obate Division, the
P.O. Box 3079, PLAINTIFFSS:
34230-3079. HELEN C. MEKARA,
dresses of the per- vs.
and the personal DEFENDANT(S)
ney are set forth THOMAS E. CARR and DONNA,
FARR,
ecedent and other
ms or demands AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
state on whom a Notice is hereby given pursuant to the
is required to be Summary Final Judgment/ Order
r claims with this entered into the above noted case, that
ATER OF THREE I will sell the following property situated
R THE TIME OF in Sarasota County, Florida, described
ATION OF THIS as:
TY (30) DAYS
F SERVICE OF A Lot 260, NOKOMIS MANOR
ICE ON THEM. NATURE'S PARK, according to the
the decedent and Plat thereof as recorded in Plat
,ing claims or Book 2, Page 69, of the Public
ecedent's estate Records of Sarasota County, Flori-
s with this court da.
MONTHS AFTER
FIRST PUBLICA- Mobile homes on said premises are
CE. identified as ID #'s
LED WITHIN THE GDOCFL488074I9A and
FORTH IN SEC- GDOCFL48807419B and Title #'s
THE FLORIDA 21823129 AND 21823130.
LL BE FOREVER !
at public sale, to the highest and best
THE TIME PERI- bidder for cash, at the Sarasota County
i4ABOVE, ANY Courthouse, 2000 Main Street, Historic
(2) YEARS OR Courtroom, East Wing, Sarasota, Flori-
E DECEDENTS da, 34237 at 11:00 a.m. on Novem-
BARRED. ber 19, 2007. The highest bidder
T PUBLICATION shall immediately post with the Clerk, a
IS NOVEMBE 2, deposit equal to 5% of the final bid. The
deposit must be cash or cashier's check


Personal Representative:
KATIE J. LEHFELDT
c/o Klingbeil & Roberts, P.A.
341 Venice Avenue West
Venice, Florida 34285
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Gregory C. Roberts
Florida Bar No. 438782
Klingbell & Roberts, P.A.
341 Venice Avenue West
Venice, Florida 34285
Telephone: (941)485-2900
Fax: (941) 486-8565
PUBLISH: November 4, 11, 2007





NOTICE OF SALE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWELFTH JUDiCIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA

Case No: 2007-CA-11377-NC
DIVISION: A

PLAINTIFFSS:
THE CONDOMINIUM ON THE BAY
TOWER II ASSOCIATION, INC.,
vs.
DEFENDANTS)
ROBERT ARCS, ELENA ARCHI, AND
CENTER MORICHES PAPER COMPA-
NY, Inc.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given pursuant to the
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure
entered into the above-styled case,
Case No. 2005-CA-11377-NC, in the
Circuit Court, in and for Sarasota Coun-
ty, Florida, that I will sell the following


payable to the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
Final payment must be made on or
before 5:00 p.m. of the date of the sale
by cash or cashier's check.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A
RIGHT TO FUND REMAINING AFTER
THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU
FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL
NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAIN-
ING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY
THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE
DATE OF THE US PENDENS MAY
CLAIM THE SURPLUS.
Original notice to be returned to the
Clerk of the Circuit Court. Bill and dupli-
cate of notice to be mailed to Attorney
for Plaintiff: SHARON S. VANDER
WULP, ESQ, 227 NOKOMIS AVE S,
VENICE, FL 34285.
KAREN E. RUSHING,
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: TIna Lake
PUBLISH: November 2, 9, 2007


at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder for cash, at the Sarasota County
Courthouse, 2000 Main Street, Historic
Courtroom, East Wing, Sarasota, Flori-
da 34237 at 11:00 a.m. on Novem-
ber 21, 2007.
Original notice to be returned to Clerk of
Circuit Court.

Bill and duplicate of notice to be mailed
to Robert N. Harrison, Esq., 825
South Tamiami Trail, Suite 2,
Venice, FL 34285, Telephone:
(941)-485-8551, Facsimile: (941)-
488-8932, Counsel for Plaintiff.
KAREN E. RUSHING
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Tina Lake
Deputy Clerk
PUBLISH: November 2, 9, 2007




OTHER NOTICES

NOTICE PURSUANT TO
RULE 64B8-10.002

Ross Thro Ruane MDs P.A.
(RTR Urology) announces
the retirement of Dr. Joseph
Thro from the full time prac-
tice of Urology. Dr. Thro had
made his retirement known to
most of his patients over the
last 6 months, and is pleased
to leave them in the caring
hands of his partners, Drs.
Ross and Ruane. Any patient
wishing to obtain their med-
ical record may do so upon
signing the appropriate
release at RTR Urology, 842
Sunset Lake Blvd, Venice, FL
34292 (941)485-3351.

PUBLISH:
November 2, 2007
November 9, 2007
November 16, 2007
November 23, 2007



TO PLACE YOUR LEGAL
NOTICE, CALL CAROL
(941)-207-1206
fax (941)-485-3036

cmozik@venicegondolier.
com


CITY OF VENICE
SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that a special meeting of the Venice City
Council will be held in Council Chambers at City Hall, 401 West
Venice Avenue, in the City of Venice on Wednesday, November
14, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. for Council to certify the election
results for the City of Venice General Election. The newly elect-
ed officials will be sworn In at this meeting. All interested par-
ties are Invited to attend.
/s/
Lori Stelzer, MMC, City Clerk
City of Venice
PUBLISH: November 2, 2007


FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2007


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FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2007


MARKET from Page 1A
"They have an entire
parking lot available to
them," she said.
It is a beautiful location,
said K.C. Quaretti-Lee,
MainStreet executive direc-
tor, and definitely not an
alleyway because it's used it
to feature fine arts and
crafts vendors.
Quaretti-Lee said that


the third Sitmiday antique
and flea market was held
right next to it: there was
ample parking and market
was very busy.
"Our plans were to bring
in more local artists, pot-
ters, sculptors to make it
into a full-blown Saturday
market," she said.
She said that MainStreet
was trying to build the mar-
ket up, but if the city choos-


es to move it back, then that
is fine also.
"MainStreet's goal was to
keep it from being closed,"
she said.
Thrilled
"All of the tenants, com-
mercial and residential are
thrilled with the farmer's
market," said Barb Fowler,
property manager for Bur-
gundy Square.


She agrees they have to
change things around
with the parking area to
allow more space for the
market.
"That would just take
one day a week, and that
would be well worth it," she
said.
Fowler has started a peti-
tion of Burgundy Square
store owners who want to
keep the farmer's market


where it is. The petition
includes photographs of a
busy market and will be
presented at the next city
council meeting.
She said that there are 35
apartments on Burgundy
Square and the tenants also
want the market to stay.
"We intend to fight this
all the way," Fowler said.
Parking is available on
both Miami and Ponce de


SUN NEWSPAPERS 7A

Leon. There is also space
available in the SunTrust
Bank parking lot.
"I have been to every
Saturday market since its
opening and have not seen
one person who could not
find a place to park," she
said.

scairo@
venicegondolier.com


PRICE from Page 1A


ees that are all Venice High
School students, and I'm
having to cut their hours by
40 percent," he said. "These
kids talk to me like their dad,
and this is their gas and
insurance money with a lit-
tle left over for what social
life they have. They aren't
able to go back to mom and
dad for help. If there is no
gas and no insurance, the
car has to be parked."
Bentley's is a retail and
wholesale operation that
has been in operation for
three years.
Like Tritko, Stevens' busi-
ness was already down 20-
30 percent before Albee
Road closed.
"Now that they closed the
road, we are down 50 per-
cent and probably more,"
he said. "It's the medallion
debacle. I want a street. I
don't want a medallion."
What the
people wanted
John Ask and Bruce
Dillon, of the Nokomis Area
Civic Association board of
directors, said the medal-
lions are what the people
wanted. They know this
because public meetings
have been held throughout
the development of the No-
komis Revitalization Plan.
"Our Nokomis Revitaliza-
tion Committee, of which
Bruce is the chairman, have
between the two groups
held in excess of 20 public
hearings and neighborhood
community meetings over
the past 26, months," Ask,
saidinan.email.
"The medallions came
out of our original plan that
is still being implemented."
-When finished, there will
be three medallions mark-
ing the Nokomis area. The
first was completed at Co-
lonia Lane and Albee Farm
Road. The other two are part
of the U.S. 41 road project.
The one currently under
construction is located at
U.S. 41 and Albee Road. The
final one to be constructed
will be at U.S. 41 and Co-
lonia Lane.
"It makes sense to retain
the big-picture goals and
vision when addressing
short-term challenges such
as we're facing at this time,"
Ask said.


project in general seen nu-
merous delays, the medal-
lions have their own issues.
Ken Nelson, public infor-
mation officer for the U.S.
41 Nokomis Project with
AIM Engineering, said
problems have included
subbase and drainage is-
sues, the color of the con-
crete and payments to the
Hubbard Construction.
Gary Downing, manager
for road program construc-
tion with Sarasota County
Public Works, said the
drainage issues as well as
the money, which was de-
posited in 2005, have been
taken care of.
"We gave them $429,000
on Oct. 23, 2001, .and an
additional $810,980 shortly
after July 26, 2005 when the
county signed the resolu-
tion," he said.
Downing said rain also
has slowed things down.
"The limestone base has
to dry before the asphalt
can be poured," he said.
"I'm hopeful they will get
the asphalt base down be-
cause once they do then
they can rock and roll with
the concrete."
Ask said that while the
medallions were in the orig-
inal bid, they somehow
were overlooked, and when
that was discovered the
issue was how they were
going to go back and put
them in.
"There has been an ad-
mirable effort of collabora-


DETOURS
Detour directions to businesses affected by the Albee
Road closing, courtesy of the Nokomis Area Civic
Association Web site, naca-nokomis.com:
Motorists have these alternative routes to choose from
during the Albee Road closing:
1. To reach Albee Road West from U.S. 41 in both
directions: Follow Laurel Road west (1/2 mile) and
Bayshore Road south (7/8 mile); or take Palmetto Road
west (3/8 mile) and Lyons Bay Road north (1/8 mile);
2. To reach U.S. 41 in both directions from Albee Road
West: Follow Bayshore Road north and Laurel Road
east; or take Lyons Bay Road south and Palmetto Road
east.
All motorists are urged to obey the posted speed lim- .
its on the streets being used as detour routes and are
reminded that all businesses along Albee Road West will
remain open during construction. Truckers are advised to
use only the Laurel Road/Bayshore Road detour route.


SUN PHOTO BY JEFF TAVARES, jtavares@venicegondolier
Motorists are notified that Albee Road is closed. The reason:
installation of a decorative medallion.


tion by FDOT, Greenhome
& O'Mara, Hubbard Con-
struction and the county to
go back and put them in,"
Ask said.
While rumors were circu-
lating that there was an
issue with the color in the
medallion, it appears that
isn't the case.
"They are working on the
technical aspects of the


concrete," Ask said.
The good news
Dillon attended a pro-
gress meeting on the U.S. 41
project Wednesday and
confirmed FDOT is working
on the colored concrete
standard.
Dillon reported there


0


wasn't a problem with the
color of the medallion,
which is musky mulberry-
the same color used in the
medallion at Colonia Lane
and Albee Farm Road.
"The problem is that
FDOT didn't have a pre-
scribed standard for colored
structural concrete," he
said.
They are working to solve
that issue.
Other good news includ-
ed possibly finishing the
medallion early.
"The contractor (Hub-
bard) didn't want to prom-
ise to beat the Nov. 19 dead-
line, but they hope to beat
it," Dillon said.
Dillon said people need


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Republican Party)," he said,
"and will let them know that
as well."
Party politics first entered
into the Venice race when
the city council challengers
were invited to make com-
ments at the Venice Area
Democratic Club.
The South Sarasota
County Republican Club
responded by organizing its
own candidate forum, invit-
ing the incumbents and
challenger Gary Budway.
But Budway didn't re-
ceive an endorsement, and
was left out of Thursday's
Waterford meet-and-greet.
He's unhappy about it.
According to Budway, he
cornered Jack Malone, pres-
ident of the South Sarasota
County Republican Club, at
the Bay Indies candidate
forum last week and asked
why he wasn't getting the
same kind of backing of
Republican party mailers as
the incumbents.
"Apparently I'm no
longer a Republican," Bud-
way said. "Just look at this
and tell me its fair."

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* Only candidate
running that lives off
the Island -
approximately 5,600
voters on Island and
approximately 9,700
off Island. Council
already has 5 Island
members.
* Committed to one,
3 year term without
pay or benefits
* Independent of any
organizations/special
interest groups
* Golf course should be
saved and operated as
a low cost municipal
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* Off Island areas must
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height and developers
to pay service
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to remember that the
medallions are part of the
much larger view for No-
komis and in the long run it
will have a positive aspect
on business.
"It's going to be a differ-
ent place; it's just under
construction," he said.
Downing echoed Dillon's
sentiment.
"The medallions are an
extra nicety, but I think they
are important as Nokomis
rebuilds itself," he said. "And
they are what the people
wanted."


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venicegondolier.com


Gary Budway


for Venice City


Council Seat 5

Full-time resident taxpayer and
voter of City of Venice since 1997


Retired corrections supervisor for State
of Michigan at men's maximum security
prisons and a certified Department of
Corrections weapons instructor


Past President and presently
2nd Vice President of
Curry Creek Homeowners Association


President of Michigan
Correction Officers chapter and
labor management co-chairman


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& Wayne State University for Advanced
Grievance/Bargaining


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Career Counseling Programs


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municipal employees union


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Councils Essex County AFL/CIO


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PUBLISHER
ROBERT A. VEDDER
PHONE: (941) 207-1000
FAX: (941) 484-8460
8A
FRIDAY
NOV. 2,2007


OPINION


GONDOLIER SUN EDITOR
BOB MUDGE
bmudge @venicegondolier.com
SUN EDITOR
BROOKY BROWN
bbrown@venicegondolier.com,


OUR VIEW



Martin has a vision for Venice's future


Playing a small part in shaping the
debate on issues of public interest is
a serious responsibility we also
sometimes take pleasure in.
This is not one of those occasions.
Endorsing a candidate in the race for
mayor of Venice between incumbent Fred
Hammett and challenger Ed Martin is prob-
ably the hardest election decision we've had
to make.
We know and respect both men:
Hammett from his long and varied commu-
nity service record and his time on the city's
planning commission as well as city council;
and Martin from his somewhat more limit-
ed civic activities and the columns he wrote
for us on city issues.
Our connections to them had us feeling
conflicted even before we started to debate,
this recommendation in earnest
Overall, Hammett has done a decent job
as mayor (though even his colleagues tease
him about keeping too loose a rein on their
meetings). He's especially good in the more
ceremonial duties of the position, which


Martin likely would enjoy less.
Both men have a great deal of business
experience, Hammett in private enterprise
and Martin largely in the federal govern-
ment under several presidents. They're
both very successful and neither needs the
headaches that come with being mayor.
Both men loveVenice and are concerned
about its future, and we couldn't say voters
would make a bad choice electing either to
office. Our decision came down to two fac-
tors: vision and the need for some change
on council after a less-than-distinguished
year.
In our interviews of the candidates and
on the campaign trail, Martin articulated a
vision for the city, both where he thinks it
should go and how it should get there, and
Hammett really didn't. That's why Martin
gets the nod.
Hammett deserves credit for several
achievements, most notably reaching a joint
planning agreement with Sarasota County
(he had the leading role on council assisting
City Manager Marty Black) and securing


funding for beach renourishment.
But the JPA was forced on the city and
the beach project is part of a 50-year deal
with the Army Corps of Engineers.
Hammett did well managing those issues
but after a couple of years on council we
think he should have an agenda other than,
basically, more of the same.
Martin has been a vocal, occasionally
strident, critic of city council. But efforts to
paint him as anti-growth and anti-business
are exaggerations. Martin has never advo-
cated locking Venice in a time capsule, and
his focus has been at least as much on
council's decision-making process as on the
results.
What got Venetians up in arms about the
airport and Tra Ponti was the feeling that
they had spoken loud and clear during the
Envision Venice meetings and their voices
were being ignored.
There was also a sense that council had
failed to set the boundaries of the discus-
sion and instead had assumed a passive
role in two matters that will change the


character of the city forever. Hammett gave
himself and his colleagues a "B+" for the
year; Martin, we think, was more accurate at
a "C."
As mayor, Hammett had only one vote to
cast, but his office put him in a position to
push for more community involvement
Stronger leadership would have kept coun-
cil from looking like the tail was wagging the
dog.
We don't know whether Martin's plan to
have staff provide option papers on projects
come before council will fly, but it seems a
big improvement over the current system.
Martin is for stricter height limits and
making sure NorthVenice shares the identi-
ty of the rest of the city. And he has a few
wish list items, such as a "riverwalk' by the
Intracoastal, that are at least worth talking
about.
Hammett will do a good job ifre-elected,
but we think Martin could be just a bit bet-
ter.
We recommend Ed Martin for Venice
Mayor, city council seat 7.


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MARY KAY RUPPEL
COLUMNIST

Venice, the city on the
Gulf, is quaint, charming -
and yes, even beautiful, but
one of the Seven Natural
Wonders of the World it i
not.
What you see now is
nothing like the early set-
tlers found in the 1870s.
Venice, in fact, is the inspi-
ration and creation of na-
ture and humans.
Early Nokomis and Ven-
ice settlers had a strong
interest- in finding relief
from flooding, which was
accomplished by upland
drainage (please relay this
information to our home-
owners, insurance people).
They also wanted to create a
protected waterway that
would work for pleasure
boating as well as commer-
cial use.
In the 1920s the Bro-
therhood of Locomotive
Engineers purchased exten-
sive land in Venice and east
to the Myakka River, where
they engaged in large-scale
land reclamation projects.
The Intracoastal Waterway
has had a profound effect
on coastal development in
Venice.
Venice represents the
extreme case of altering
land and water for coastal
development within the 55-
mile reach of the Sarasota
Bay system. More than 80
percent of the bay water
region has changed in the
area between the Albee and
Hatchett Creek bridges.
What I envision is an
even more beautiful, tour-
ist-friendly, younger-resi-
dent-friendly environment.
I'm a senior and when I'm
ready for the old folks,
home, I'll go quietly, but I do
not want to turn Venice into
that old folks home.
Some of the resistance to


change obviously comes
not as much from fear as
from plain snobbery. For
instance, for those who
claim that aWal-Mart Super
Center will not fit in with
their new upscale subdivi-
sion in east Venice, I have a
suggestion. Since we're so
big on all things "Venetian"
here, let's change the name
from Wal-Mart to Muro
Mercato.
After all, the proposed
condo-hotel in downtown
Venice is called Tra Ponti (by
the way, that means be-
tween three bridges). Tra
Ponti is certainly a lot
classier than, say, Daze Inn
or Extended Strays.
I'm sure those people
offended by Wal-Mart
would rather have a Saks or
Neiman Marcus as the cen-
terpiece store. Think how
impressed your visitors
would be when you took
them there. But then you'd
have to drive a piece to pick
up every-day items.
Poor Wal-Mart. Every-
body wants to shop there
but nobody wants to admit
it.
Yes, I will admit that I
would very much like a
beautiful waterfront hotel
here in Venice. I'm not even
that concerned about
height restrictions as long
as it's in the right place and
not blocking any major
views.
There is so much to be
decided in city planning
and surely we want to avoid
overdevelopment in too
small an area that would
result in traffic problems
such as they are experienc-
ing down the road in Na-
ples.
I will though be the first
to admit that when it comes
to envisioning things, I'm
clueless. I leave that to the
experts.
I do know what I like
when I see it, but I haven't
seen everything yet that I
like in Venice.
Ciao!

Mary Kay Ruppel is a
Venice resident and has
been a frequent contributor
to other publications. She
writes a regular column for
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LETTERS FROM OUR READERS


The will of the majority should control


Editor:
Tra Ponti is an Italian phrase meaning "between
bridges." One can't help but see the irony that a project
named for bridging a divide has so completely divided this
community.
Many residents are angry and feel helpless and unheard
by city council. They have become involved on an almost
unprecedented scale (for Venice), attending council meet-
ings to voice their discontent.
At times, council has been less than open-minded and
willing to listen objectively. Some on council have taken the
criticism personally and reacted with comments I feel sure
they might now wish had been more tempered.
Each group is sure the other is absolutely wrongheaded
in its thinking. What does seem wrongheaded is the propo-
sition that if one does not want 85-foot towers downtown,
then that brands them as "anti-growth."
After so many years of civic passivity, I for one find the
activism, interest and debate healthy and beneficial.
If the majority of Venice residents want restrictions on
building height and a slower pace of growth overall, then
that "will" should be heard. If they turn out to be misguid-
ed (which, in my opinion, is not the case), then they will
have learned valuable lessons for the future.
As a resident of the city ofVenice, you pay your taxes, you
stay informed, you become active in local affairs and, most
important, you vote.
In so doing, you earn the right to determine the direction
your city takes on its way to the future.
Janice Collins
Venice

EDITOR'S NOTE: Janice (McDermott) Collins is a former Venice


City Council member.
Red tide is a
political problem

Editor:
I remember many dec-
ades ago when the local ma-
rine biology lab was very
small. It began growing by
getting lots of funding for
giving us a cure for cancer
by studying sharks, which
do not get cancer.
Abundant funding cap-
tured since then enabled
the construction of very
impressive, luxurious facili-
ties, which, rather than a
scientific research laborato-
ry facility, is increasingly


looking more and more like
a theme park for tourists,
bringing in more revenue.
Decades of fundraising ob-
tained to cure cancer have
passed and I have not heard
yet of a single human saved
by that endless research.
Many of us who after
many decades have be-
come quite familiar with
local waters do not need
any more scientific research
to tell us what we already
have experienced and have
known full well: Red tide has
been occurring after torren-
tial rains, which pour nutri-
ent runoff into our canals,


bays and Gulf. Scientists
have already confirmed
what we already suspected:
What makes red tide thrive
is the concentrated pres-
ence of nitrogen and phos-
phorous. These are two of
the three chemicals in fertil-
izer.
We citizens, and our
media, should encourage
our local elected officials to
continue their relentless ef-
forts to regulate the wasteful
use of fertilizer and not to
waste our tax dollars on
endless research.
The fight is not over yet
and it will be a long one.
Research entities will keep
on buying legislator influ-
ence to get more tax dollar
pork by dedicating plaques
in their honor hanging in
the halls of their expensive
facilities.
Nick Catsakis
Nokomis

This 'grass'
had no roots
Editor:
Astroturfing: creating a
fake or staged grassroots
political movement.
At the last planning com-
mission meeting, Mike
Miller's Waterford company
organized an astroturfed
protest. Waterford employ-
ees, subcontractors and
various hangers-on were
given T-shirts and signs.
They left the signs behind
and, according to city hall
staffers, left behind a heck
of a mess in council cham-
bers and in the city hall
bathrooms.
This was all for a quasi-
judicial hearing, which
shows the amount of re-
spect Miller has for the legal


process and the city of
Venice.
The astroturfing contin-
ues in the papers. Waterford
employees Stephanie Tan-
cey, Tammy Lindemuth and
Pat Waguespack have writ-
ten to the Gondolier Sun
and the Herald-Tribune, all
in favor of the Wal-Mart.
The three Waterford em-
ployees forgot to mention
that they worked for Mike
Miller and that none of
them really want to work at
Wal-Mart. Instead, they
touted low, low prices and
the great economic boon
that will come from allow-
ing aWal-Mart to be built by
their unnamed real employ-
er.
Go to YouTube.com and
put in the search phrase
"Mike Miller busted" to see
Miller's response; when
caught, he stated that may-
be a few people were taking
his shenanigans a bit too
seriously.
It's a quasi-judicial pro-
cess you are going through,
Mike. Shame on you for not
taking the legal process or
the citizens of Venice seri-
ously.
Please cut a check to the
city for cleaning up the mess
you created at city hall.
Including the police presence
that your zoo required, the
total bill should be some-
where around $400.
John Patten
Venice

EDITOR'S NOTE: John Patten
is a Venice Taxpayers League
board member and editor of
Venice Florida!.com.


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SUN NEWSPAPERS 9A


FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2007


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Ahoy!
I know many of you are
boaters in our community,
so I feel confident that this
analogy will ring true: In
many ways our community
is like a boat.
First off, we are all in it
together. Wherever the boat
goes, we go.
Likewise, who we select
to be the captain and crew is
all-important. It is very risky
to try to run a boat by com-
mittee.
But perhaps one of the
most important similarities
is the concept of "way."
"Making way," in the
nautical sense, means noth-
ing more than moving for-
ward through the water.
Sometimes this is expanded


to include moving toward


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t Salaries out of whack
Editor:
Am I totally out of touch
with the world or are the
f salaries of the top officials in
w Sarasota and Charlotte
I counties totally outrageous?
t It is no wonder that our
I taxes are exceedingly high;
, they are needed to continue
to fill the county coffers.
When are the counties go-
i ng to get spending and
budgets under control?
0 Getting salaries and
perks under control and
reasonable.would be a ma-
jor siep! AJet tti We' cadn
begin to analyzes person-
s nel, vehicle and equipment
levels in all departments.
We need to bring busi-
ness acumen to county
administration. Give us a
break.

Ty Bevington
Englewood

Help to fund a
performance hall
Editor:
One of the many benefits
of extending the 1-cent
sales surtax will be funding
for the inclusion of a much
needed performing arts
auditorium in the renova-
tion plans for Venice High
School.
There is currently no per-
forming arts venue in Ven-
ice.
The Venice Community
Center, although recently
greatly improved, does not
adequately meet the needs
of the many excellent local
performing groups.
North Port's magnificent


your destination.
So why is it so important?
Have you ever been out on
the water and have the
engine die? Or, if you are a
sailor like me, have the wind
die and you are becalmed?
What happens? You
quickly lose way and there-
fore you lose steerage the
ability to steer or guide the.
boat. You are adrift.
Now I don't know about
you, but my experience has
been that being adrift rarely
leads to positive outcomes.
Whatever hazards are out
there seem to draw your
boat toward them like a
magnet. So it is important
to be making way.
You may be asking your-
self, what has this got to do
with our community or
more specifically with Ven-
ice Area Beautification Inc.?
It is my contention that in
order for our community to
maintain control of its fu-
ture, it must be moving for-
ward.
Moving forward doesn't
imply throttles full forward
or too much sail, but it does
mean making progress
toward a specific set of goals
at a reasonable speed. Only
in a progressive, forward-
moving and thinking envi-


auditorium at its high
school is the envy ofVenice's
outstanding bands, orches-
tras and choral organiza-
tions.
The opportunity to con-
struct something similar
here in Venice is finally a
reality. Let's not lose it.
Bill Millner
Director
Venice Concert Band
Nokomis

Who's responsible
for the numbers?
Editor:
Sarasota's city finance
department told the city the
Cincinnati Reds' rent is
largely a fiction; in fact, the
whole $10 million that the
Reds were to contribute
toward the new stadium is
fictional.
Aren't finance officers
supposed to keep city man-
agement informed to make
good decisions? Two possi-
bilities: 1) he knew and kept
quiet to help someone push
the stadium through; 2) he
was lazy and didn't do his
job. Who cares? He should
be fired,
I must have gone to 75
council meetings and
watched our former finance
officer sit quietly in his little
. post, rarely speaking unless
asked his opinion on some
noncontroversial subject,
even when George Hunt
gave his famous and in-
complete simplistic calcula-
tions on profitability of the
Henry Ranch. Our finance
officer was, of course, an
elected official, responsible


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ronment can organizations
like VABI thrive or even
exist.
This is why the decisions
that are before us on Nov. 6
are so important. Some of
the decisions affect the fuel
or wind that we have to help
maintain our forward mo-
mentum. Others deal with
our captain and crew.
Given the wrong leader-
ship, we may lose way and
run aground (another nau-
tical term with very un-
pleasant consequences).
With forward-thinking, pro-
gressive leadership, we will
continue to make way
toward our community's
goals.
So, as we approach this
waypoint (a spot where you
may or may not change
course), I ask you to take the
extra effort to study the
issues carefully and gather
your information for your-
self (there are always ru-
mors of sea monsters).
Remember, once we
have selected our captain
and crew and have set our
course, we are all in this
together.
Please vote Nov. 6.
Don Hay is president of
Venice Area Beautification
Inc.


to council and the public.
Of course, our new fi-
nancial officer is totally be-
holden to our city manager
and his perfect behavior is
expected.
I like the Gondolier Sun. I
hope its finance people
know where their loyalty
belongs so the paper stays
profitable and in business.


DickWindgassen
Venice


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Rooftop tennis.You certainly need a downtown parking
garage to keep the merchants' cars off the street so the cus-
tomers can use the street parking. My suggestion is to take
where the tennis courts are and put the garage there, and
put the courts on top of the three-story garage. At my high
school, we had the tennis courts on the roof of a six-story
building, so I think you certainly could do it here.


One-sided. In his col-
umn, Bob Vedder explained
that the Republicans had a
stand at the expo, but he
failed to say that right
around the corner, the
Democrats also had a stand
and were giving out yard
signs for Democrat candi-
dates. .When you're going to
tell the story, tell the whole
story, not one side.
Unfair. I think that the
rules for the Pine View
School lottery are just
breathtakingly unfair.
They're undemocratic.
They reek of poorly ratio-
nalized preferential treat-
ment. If some children are
discriminated against by,
arbitrary rules that are
based on who has been in
the system longest, their
parents and all parents who,
because they arrived re-
cently, are discriminated
against, would seem justi-
fied in demanding a refund
of the school taxes for not
getting a fair shot at what
the schools have to offer,
and for no good reason.
Sounds like one of those old
boy schemes to exploit
newcomers by taking their
money and then stacking
the deck in favor of those
who have been here the.
longest.
Old news. I am respond-
ing to today's comment
about districts in Venice. All
of a sudden someone is
concerned that we might


have three candidates from
the Golden Beach area, but
they're not concerned that
we've .had three council
members, including two of
the incumbents, who live
within a few blocks of each
other on the northern end
of the island.
Cliques. It- was with
interest that I read of a big
organization here in Venice
that caters to seniors, but it
has changed so that I can no
longer be interested. What
the article said is very true.
The one-day trips were real-
ly looked forward to, but we
can't get on the trips any-
more because the bus holds
20. I'm very discouraged
with it. They used to have
great programs. I think the
-system should be changed
as far as the trips are con-
cerned. Now they take
cruises. They go overnight
to Texas and we little guys
don't have a chance be-
cause we don't have that
kind of money, but we do
enjoy the day trips but
can't get on them. The atti-
tude is awful. I'm 75 and
will find other things to do,
but it's just not fair when
there's cliques that can get
the favoritism. It's just not
right.
Clubbing. A big-box
store in North Venice is a
good idea; however, instead
of Wal-Mart, I think a Sam's
Club-type of store would be
a much better addition to


the community. We have
two Wal-Mart stores within
easy driving distance;, we
have to travel a bit to get to a
Sam's Club. So perhaps
that's something that the
developers could look into,
since Wal-Mart and Sam's
Club are basically from the
same corporate entity.
Outside job. Benjamin
Bell, the analyst who was
hired to make a decision
about Venice Housing Au-
thority since when is the
most cost-effective solu-
tion the most important
thing? Shouldn't it be the
community that lives
there? They're a strong,
supportive community
and Benjamin Bell will be
breaking that up.
Raise the fees. Florida's
new tax laws should address
both the unfairness of cur-
rent property tax laws as
well as the failure of local
government to impose ade-
quate impact fees for infra-
structure on new construc-
tion. To a certain extent, the
much higher property taxes
on new construction par-
tially make up for the im-
pact fees that should have
been levied. So recent buy-
ers of new construction
should stop complaining.
Snowbirds, businesses and
renters are the ones who
really suffer from an unfair
property tax. Here's a solu-
tion. Continue the current
property tax system for five
years. In the interim, agree
on what a real impact fee on
growth should be. After five
years, apply the same prop-
erty rate to all property and
impose the new adequate
impact fees on new con-
struction.


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Fiftieth Anniversary spruce-up for Babe's


ROGER BUTTON
BUSINESS COLUMNIST


Renovation and upgrad-
ing are in the plans for
Babe's Ace Hardware, 140
E. Miami Ave., across from
the former Landmark Rest-
aurant on the island.
"We're going to spruce
up our property starting
with the showroom," said
owner Joe Dalton.
Work is under way to
renovate the front, replac-
ing the single column with
an archway, stuccoing the
walls and adding a tile fin-
ish. Dalton believes there is
a need to dress this side of
town up to attract visitors
and more customers.
Eventually, when the
economy is good, the store
will be upgraded, and he
has plans to bring in new
products.


"We've been here a long
time, 50 years. If we dress
up, others around us will do
the same thing," comment-
ed Dalton.
Babe's Hardware was
started by the Dalton family
during 1957 in Nokomis,
near what is now Captain
Eddie's restaurant, .moving
to the island in the '60s to
take over their current loca-
tion, which was the former
Venice Gondolier Sun of-
fices. Call 488-0411.
Customer buys store
Regular customer Gor-
don McKeehan was so en-
thralled with The Nautical
Trader, 110 East Colonia
Lane, Nokomis, across from
Captain Eddie's restaurant,
when he learned it was for
sale, he bought it.
A Sarasotan, he has spent
most of his career in retail
automotive parts merchan-
dising. An office manager,
his wife, Melissa, and their
two sons and daughter, are
helping in the store on
weekends. Manager Jim
Johnson and John Maher,
the fishing and sports ex-
pert, are operating the store
daily.
No changes are planned
for the front of the property
until the road program is


completed, but the outside
rear display area has been
expanded. Internally, the
decorative antiques section
has been increased by 200
percent, and the fishing and
scuba department has been
enlarged.
Bank chartered
At the ribbon cutting this
week, Jim Kuhlman, presi-
dent and chief executive
officer of Venice's newest
bank, announced it had re-
ceived its official charter.
Florida Shores Bank, 500
U.S. Highway 41 Bypass
opened in September as a
sister branch of the Pomp-
ano offices.
Having received approv-
al from the state and the
FDIC, the bank will have its
Nokomis official charter
confirming its own legal
entity on Nov.'26.
"Looking at the big pic-
ture with all the real estate
issues, we could riot have
timed it better to start a
bank with a clean slate,"
said Kuhlman.
Eleven of the 14 employ-
ees worked with Kuhlman
at the former Premier Bank
inVenice, including Liz Cra-
pet, senior vice president of
-retail operations, and Ty-
rone Shinn, executive vice


president of lending. Sub-
ject to planning approvals,
Kuhlman expects to break
ground on the new perma-
nent building in February
for an opening 12 months
later. Call 237-2026.
The Mermaid
store opens
In the new downtown
store Sirene (meaning a
mermaid) opened by shell
artists Valerie Doss and
Ashley Deleon, everything
is geared around the sea.
Doss is well known in
Venice, where, until re-
cently, she operated The
Merchant of Venice on
West Miami Avenue. Si-
rene, 237 W Venice Ave.,
next to TJ Carney's restau-
rant, offers mirrors, a bath
tub, chandeliers, jewelry
and more, all decorated
with sea shells.
"We come to your home
and will decorate your fur-
niture in shells," said Doss.
Whatever the need for con-
servative, traditional and
crazy designs, they will
artistically decorate cus-
tomers' items with sea
shells.
It's a hobby turned into a
career for Doss, who has a
lot of local artists' work and
has scoured the Earth to


obtain artistic items for the
store. Open Monday-Satur-
day and Sunday in season.
Call 488-3830.
Bottled water services
Residents and business-
es now have a new family-
owned Venice water suppli-
er. All American Bottled
Water, 740 Commerce
Drive, Suite 3, Venice at the
Jacaranda interchange of
Interstate 75, owned by
April and Sean Kidwell,
offers a filtration salt service
supplying, fixing, servicing
and repairing water soften-
ers.
"We purify your system,
building the machine that
caters to your type water,
whether it is well or city
supplies providing a ma-
chine to suit your needs,"
said Kidwell.
Sean's grandfather start-
edAll American Purification
18 years ago, and Sean
joined him 10 years ago.
They recently sold the busi-
ness to concentrate on their
new company. Call 483-
4426.
Watch out this
holiday season
Unfortunately, volun-
teering can come at a price
as a friend of mine found


this week. While managing
the cash till and computer,
she put her purse in the
drawer, as she had done for
sometime, but the Venice
store had been revamped.
Customers could now
access the cashier's loca-
tion.
A thief chose the oppor-
tune moment when the
store was busy to steal her
purse. Within minutes, her
credit card was being used
in a Port Charlotte super-
store for high-priced items.
Gone forever is the cash
with personal documents.
Remember the slogan,
Watch Out, Thief About,
and don't succumb to this
problem during the ap-
proaching holidays.
Name correction
In last week's Businews, I
incorrectly named DMK
Associates, Inc., 435 Com-
mercial Court, Suite 200,
which moved into larger
premises to centralize its
expanding operations in
Venice.
Launched in 1980, the
company is a multi-disci-
pline engineering and land
surveying firm. Call 412-
1293.

businews@comcast.net


New coffee shop scheduled


for South Venice opening


Women of honor


BY ROGER BUTTON door seating.
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST "What sets us apart from
Crsno... others are our natural
Realtors Charles and Kim smoothies," said Rowley.
!Rowley areJaunchinrgtheir, ,-, Cuppy's ,customers can
new Cuppy's Coffee, Smooth- enjoy the whole range of
ies and More, 2111 South hot, iced and frozen coffees,
Tamiami Trail next to the teas, muffins and pastries.
British Pub near Frank Gal- The theme for their new
leria. Cuppy's business is, "We
The pre-constructed, 1,200 put love in every cup," said
square-foot modular shop Kim Rowley.
will be delivered to the loca- The Rowley's are attend-
tion for anchoring to the ing Cuppy's Coffee College
concrete slab. for a week of training.
Within a week, the Row- Charles Rowley consid-
leys plan to have Cuppy's ers himself a barista, or spe-
open. Kim Rowley, a mom cialist in coffee, having
with a baby, knows the fast, worked for two years in a
to go service will be advan- Palmetto coffee caf6 while
tageous to parents and peo- writing songs and working
pie on the go. on CDs.
Cuppy's will have two Kim Rowley, a Venice
drive-through windows, a high School graduate, has
walk-up window and out- been a Realtor withWheeler


Real Estate in Venice for
three years.
Her husband, from Lib-
eral, Kanr, was in music
ministry ivit a praise and
worship band until arriving
in Florida in 2001L
Their intentions are to
differentiate themselves
from competitors by pro-
viding a local, easy, real-
quick, convenient, afford-
able service and offer week-
ly specials for Cuppy's cus-
tomers.
Fundraisers are planned
to give back to the commu-
nity, schools and nonprof-
its.
Venice Cuppy's will open
from 6 a.m., Monday
through Saturday. They are
hiring for all positions. Call
587-2753.
businews@comcast.net


PHOTO COURTESY OF BPW OF ENGLEWOOD AND VENICE
Saundra Petty, 2006 Woman of the Year, left, presented Christine Davis the 2007 Woman of the
Year award at the Oct. 16 Business & Professional Women of Englewood & Venice meeting. Not
pictured, Wendy Brandon, chief executive officer of Englewood Community Hospital, was pre-
sented the Business of the Year award by Barbara Connolly. For more information, on Business
& Professional Women of Englewood & Venice visit www.bpwengven.org.


Enjoy a sunset gulf cruise on the Fantasy Island


BY ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST

Would you and five
friends enjoy a first-class,
private luxury cruise in-
cluding a wonderful dinner
at sunset on the Gulf of
Mexico?
Now for the first time in
Venice, Nokomis entrepre-
neur Fred Figg is launching
this personalized cruise.
"We're doing it first class,
all inclusive, with a full bar,
four-course superb dinner
and the delight of enjoying
sunset cruising off the
desert island-style Venice
beach," said Figg.
DriftwoodYacht Charters
operates the Fantasy Island
from Casey Key Marina,
Blackburn Point Road, Os-
prey, near the former Flying
Bridge restaurant.
Capt. Steven Gribb will
welcome guests aboard the
Fantasy Island for the 5 p.m.
departure on their relaxing
three-hour cruise. Depart-
ing the marina dock enter-
ing the Intracoastal Water-
way, the yacht glides toward
the Gulf of Mexico as guests
enjoy cocktail hour.
Diners can move around
the beautiful, nostalgic,
wide-beam, roomy, 1983


42-foot Californian motor
yacht. Throughout the
cruise, soft background mu-
sic adds to the tranquility of
the cruise at sunset.
"It's your cruise; you do
what you want," said Figg.
Guests will enjoy their
delicious dinner served by
the crew on the back deck at
sunset, or they can choose
to dine on the bridge.
The chef individually
serves the four-course din-
ner starting with shrimp
cocktail and salad, then
-your choice of filet mignon,
chicken or salad with all the
trimmings. A desert tray
Sand wine complete the
sumptuous meal.
Hang out on bridge, relax
in the comfortable seating
there is even a stateroom
for meetings and celebra-
tions.
Gribb, who lives in Ven-
ice, obtained his 100-ton
master's license five years
ago after working with
boats since 1998. As far as
. he knows, nobody has done
this exactly before inVenice.
'"A nice slow cruise where
everyone can eat and enjoy
dinner," said Gribb.
"In Venice we don't have
something special like a pri-
vate cruise," said Figg. "It's


not like joining 60 other
strangers on a Sarasota
cruise."
Luxury dinner cruising is
just another of his sidelines,
which include Driftwood
Pet Care, Laurel Road, No-
komis, now in its 31st year,
and all the ancillary ser-
vices, including True Love
Beads and the paintball
field.
The Fantasy Island has
been docked permanently
in Key West under Figg's
ownership for the past five
years. It was a charter boat
for people to stay on as an
alternative to motels and
never left dock.
Although that was a very
successful business, Figg
had become tired of con-
stantly commuting to man-
age the operation.
"I brought the boat up
here to sell, then Steve sug-
gested, why don't you offer
dinner cruises?" said Figg.
He is taking reservations,
specializing in anniver-
saries, birthdays, special
events, corporate breakfasts
and lunches aboard the lux-
ury yacht. Call 320-6943 for
Driftwood Yacht Charters to
reserve a night on the Fan-
tasy Island.
businews@comcast.net


PHOTO COURTESY OF FRED FIGG
The Fantasy Island is available for dinner cruises out of Casey Key Marina.


BIZ BRIEFS


Biz Briefs features notices
of business-related events
and meetings, new hires
and promotions, new busi-
nesses and significant pro-
fessional awards, honors
and achievements. Sub-
missions should be e-
mailed to bmudge@
venicegondolier.com.


VAYP networking event
Thursday, Nov. 8, at 5:30
p.m., the Venice Area Young
Professionals will have its
networking event at Har-
mony House, 455 South
U.S. 41 Bypass.
The event is for people
ages 21-40. VAYP members
are free.


Wake Up! Venice
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7:45
a.m., Wake Up! Venice will.
be held at Manatee Com-
munity College, Venice Cam-
pus, 8000 Tamiami Trail in
the Professional Develop-
ment Center, Building 800,
in the Selby Community
Room.








SUN NEWSPAPERS 11A


FRIDAYv Nov 9 9 007


OBITUARIES


Edward W. Taube Jr.
Edward W. Taube Jr., 89,
of Venice, formerly of
Grosse Pointe, Mich., died
Friday, Oct. 26,2007. He was
born Dec. 26, 1917.
He is survived by his lov-
ing wife of 40 years, Dell;
their six daughters, Janice
(Robert) Wheeler, Joyce
(Gary) Zwieschitz, Christine
(Richard) Sobak, Janet (Jer-
ry) Cottrell, Patty (Philip)
Mitchem and Barbara (Ken)
Shepherd; their 12 grand-
children, Brad and John
Zwieschitz, Kristen Mackie,
Edward Wheeler, Steven
and Patrick Sobak, Ryan
and Alan Noble, Jessica and


Tre Smith, and Andre and
Margaret Shepherd; and
seven great-grandchil-
dren.
The family thanks every-
one for being a part of Ed's
life through the past 89
years. He dearly loved his
family and friends.
Services: Services will be
at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3,
at Venice Presbyterian
Church, 111 E. Firenze
Ave., Venice.,
Contributions: In lieu of
flowers, friends may make
memorial contributions to
TideWell Hospice and
Palliative Care, 5955 Rand
Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.


Lock your home and


Time to change smoke alarm batteries


FROM SARASOTA
COUNTY

Daylight-saving time ends
Sunday, Nov. 4, and Sara-
sota County Fire Marshal
Jane Ross reminds residents
that this is an opportune
time to replace the batteries
in smoke alarms and
weather radios while you're
changing the clocks.
According to the Na-
tional Fire Protection Asso-
ciation, approximately 70
percent of home fire deaths
result from fires in homes
without smoke alarms or
lack working smoke alarms.
Smoke alarms can save
lives, but only when they


work properly. If installed
and maintained according
to the manufacturer's in-
structions, a smoke alarm
will provide an early warn-
ing to your household.
According to Ross, these
safety tips could save lives:
Install smoke alarms-on
every level of your home.
For extra safety, install
smoke alarms both inside
and outside any sleeping
areas, especially if you sleep
with your bedroom door
closed.
Make a habit of replac-
ing the batteries in your
smoke alarm when you
change your clocks for the
time change.


Keep smoke alarms
clean by regularly vacuum-
ing it. Dust can interfere
with the operation of a
smoke alarm.
If a smoke alarm emits
a chirping noise, it could
mean the battery is low. Re-
place the battery immedi-
ately.
Replace your smoke
alarms about every 10 years.
They do wear out, so write
the purchase date with a
marker on the rear of the
alarm to know when it
should be replaced.
Weather radios are also
as important as smoke
alarms in saving lives.
"One only needs to look


at the daily news to know it is
important to be prepared to
react when severe weather
threatens," said Ed McCrane,
Sarasota County's Emerg-
ency Management chief.
"Tornadoes, hurricanes,
floods, etc., can strike in a
moment's notice and quick
action must be taken to pro-
tect families and homes
from harm. Change those
batteries in smoke alarms
and weather radios when its
time to change the clocks."
If you cannot afford a
smoke alarm or for infor-
mation on smoke alarms,
call 861-5000 and ask for the
Sarasota County Fire Pre-
vention Office.


car even
BY TOMMY MCINTYRE
STAFF WRITER

Law enforcement offi-
cials say it is sheer stupidity
not to lock your doors even
though this is Paradise,
where people aren't sup-
posed to break into your
home or car.
You moved here from Up
North to get away from that,
remember?
That is the message that
should get through to you
following a spate of residen-
tial and car burglaries in the
high-end Waterford Subdi-
vision ofVenice.
Break-ins are crimes of
opportunity. If your home
and car are locked, a burglar
generally will move on and
find a home and car that is
not. It is that simple.
Case in point.
Venice police recently got
a call at around 11 p.m.
about someone loitering
and prowling in the 1700
block of Kilruss Drive.
The callers said they
chased a burglar from in-
side their lanai. When police
got- there, they learned
ere al'other burglary
a teijts ahnd actual bur-
glaries in the area. Because


in Paradise
it was raining heavily, a
police dog was unable to
find a track or a suspect.
The Venice Police De-
partment would like to re-
mind residents to lock their
homes, as well as their vehi-
cles, to limit opportunities
for this type of crime.
"We would also like to
strengthen our continued
partnership with the com-
munity and urge residents
to call us if they observe any
suspicious person or activi-
ty in their neighborhood;"
VPD Capt. Tom McNulty
said. "We, the members of the
Venice Police Department,
are committed to your safety
and want your calls.
"Many times we hear,
after the fact, of suspicious
activity in an area where a
crime occurred and resi-
dents respond that they
didn't want to bother us or
were not sure if what they
were observing would,be a
police matter."
McNulty said any citizen
complaint will be investi-
gated and no request is too
small.

tmcintyre@
venicegondolier.com


POLICE BEAT


Venice Police
Department arrests
Mark A. Blewett, 45,
1000 block Albee Farm
Road, Venice. Charge: do-
mestic battery. Bond: no
listing.

Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office arrests
Byron Smith, 18, 200
block Shore Road, Nokomis.
Charge: petit theft. Bond:
no listing.
Loren S. Smith, 19, 10
block Cove Lane, Engle-
wood. Charge: battery.
Bond: $750.
Dolores A. Wilkinson,
45, 1200 Barbara Drive, Ven-
ice. Charge: petit theft.
Bond: $120.
Andrew E. Clark, 39, 500
block North Havana Road,
Venice. Charges: introduc-
tion of contraband into a
detention facility, posses-
sion of cannabis less than
20 grams, possession of
drug paraphernalia, DUI.


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Bond: $5,740.
Gregory A. Reniska, 20,
1600 block Falls of Venice
Circle, Venice. Charge: pro-
bation violation (criminal
mischief; Volusia County
warrant). Bond: $1,000.
Jeffrey G. Oswald, 41,
100 block N. Portia St., No-
komis. Charge: probation
violation (petit theft). Bond:
$10,000.
Robert G. Simon, 55,
300 block Briarwood St.,.
Venice. Charge: DUI with
previous conviction. Bond:
$1,500.
Bryon P Klair, 400 block
Seville St., Warm Mineral
Springs. Charges: probation
violation (possession of a
controlled substance (two
counts), sale of cocaine).
Bond: no listing.
Mark E. Wilson, 49,2800
block Bonita Road, Venice.
Charge: DUI. Bond: $500.
Alicia L. Calvert, 30,
1400 block Overbrook Road,
Englewood. Charge: bur-
glary. Bond: $10,000.


Daniel C. Kutscher, 20,
200 block Mt. Pleasant St.,
Nokomis. Charges: at-
tempted car burglary, loiter-
ing and prowling. Bond:
$10,120.
Jeffrey J. Lepine, 35,
5000 block Jack St., Venice.
Charges: aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon with-
out intent to kill, battery,
possession of cannabis less
than 20 grams, contempt
(no valid driver license).
Bond: $920.
Joshua J. Menard, 20,
300 block Morningside
Road, Venice. Charge: bur-
glary. Bond: $10,000.
William L. McClintock,
51, 200 block Ravenna St.,
Nokomis. Charge: battery.
Bond: $750.
Debra C. Newman, 41,
1400 block Falls of Venice
Circle, Venice. Charge: dri-
ving while licensed sus-
pended or revoked (Char-
lotte County warrant).
Bond: $3,000.
Kevin E Mullally, 36,200


block Grove St., Venice.
Charge: obstructing or op-
posing an officer without
violence. Bond: $750.
Kathy A. Sujdak, 49, 40
block W. Langsner St., Eng-
lewood. Charge: sale or
delivery of cocaine. Bond:
$5,000.
Mario Santosrios, 31,
1000 block Lillian St., Ven-
ice. Charge: probation vio-
lation (possession of a con-
trolled substance). Bond:
no listing.
Tina M. Morris, 27, 900
blockW. Albee Road, Noko-
mis. Charge: driving while
license revoked (habitual
traffic offender). Bond:
$2,000.
Jacqulynn M. Tatarcyk,
23, 100 block Stratford
Road, Englewood. Charge:
probation violation/bur-
glary. Bond: no listing.

Criminal registration
Michael J. Hicks, 45,
1300 Kimball Road, Venice.


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"Venice City Council Elections"
Help keep Venice a beautiful, vibrant and safe place to live by reelecting our community leaders:
Mayor Fred Hammett, Councilman Bill Willson and Councilman Jim Woods.


Hammett. Councilman Bill Willson and Councilman Jim Woods:


o ,
Incumbents have over 10 years, of combined leadership experience in Venice government.
Smart, methodical growth planning involving the entire community. Venice growing at only 2-3% per year.

Vision for Venice's future. Venice was named 1 of the top 10 Retirement communities
by U.S. News & World Report, 2007. An acknowledgement that took years to accomplish.



Accountable to all residents for every vote.
Pro economic stability and financial sustainability
Community and city leaders, who are forward thinkers, and
have long-standing roots invested in Venice.
Incumbents know that Venice Airport's runways will NOT be lengthened.


Opponents:
No experience.
No growth.

No vision for Venice's future. Opponents have not
participated in the planning of the community, nor
were
they responsible for Venice receiving national
recognition.
No accountability.
Unfriendly to businesses.
Limited community involvement and knowledge.

Believe Venice Airport's runways will be
lengthened.


This Council passed two height overlay districts to protect No viable plan to enhance downtown Venice's
economic
and preserve Historic Downtown Venice, which will guarantee its vitality, prosperity or maintain the city's tax base.
Please remember to vote on Tuesday, November 6.
Pd. Pol. Adv. for and sponsored by Kevin W. Ward, 1435 E. Venice Ave., Suite 226, Venice, FL 34292
Approved by Fred Hammett for City Mayor, Bill Willson for City Council and Jim Woods for City Council.


Mayor Fred


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12A SPORTS
FRIDAY
NOV. 2, 2007


-CONTACT US
TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR
(941) 207-1107
tmiller@venicegondolier.com


Comeback Kennedy brings home



individual state championship


BYTRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR


Casey Kennedy ended the
first day of the Florida High
School Association Golf
Finals in third place and
soaking wet from Lakeland's
Tuesday rain storm.
By the end of the second'
and final day of the state
championship tournament
at The Club at Eaglebrook,
Kennedy was high and dry.
And she was the state cham-
pion.
"It's great," Kennedy said
after receiving her gold
medal during the awards
ceremony. "This is what I've
been working for."
Day one ended with a,
pouring rain and Kennedy
trailing the leader by two
strokes with a one-over-par
73. When the sun came out
on day two, Kennedy came
to life. I
"It wasn't that much dif-
ferent from yesterday," she
said of her second round of
the tournament. "Ihad three
more birdies and just two
bogeys. It wasn't much dif-
fereht besides I made a few
more putts."


She birdied the first hole
of the day and that pretty
much set the tone for the
rest of the tournament.
Kennedy was unstop-
pable on par threes. She hit a
30-foot putt on the par-three
No. 3 to bring herself to two
under par. That would have
been enough to get her the
state championship, but she
wasn't done yet. She did it
again on the par three No. 6
to bring herself to minus
three, where she would stay,
"She had the low round of
the tournament, she's the
only one with a total score
under par, what can you
say?" Venice Head Coach
Wayne Robertson said. "She
did great, she deserves to be
in first place."
Crystal Smith, the Class
5A, District 14 and Class 5A,
Region 5 champion, had a
tough first day of the state
tournament but she re-
bounded extremely well on
day two. After shooting an 84
on the first day, Smith shot a
two-under-par 70. Her score
was second only to Kennedy
for day two. .
Gina Cassan, Jessica Bro-
verman and Seirra Rhodus


also struggled on day one,
shooting a 116, 103 and 146,
respectively. As a team, their
day-one total came to 376,
but three of the five girls
improved their scored on
day two to shoot a 366. That
brought the team's tourna-
ment total to 742, landing.
Venice in 13th place in the
state tournament. Lake
Mary High School took first
place as a team with a score
of 616, followed by Nease
High School with a team
score of 629.
"I hope that they want to
come back here. I hope that
they want to do what it takes
to be competitive in districts
and regionals," Robertson
said. "This year obviously
Casey and Crystal carried
more than their fair share of
weight. They both did a great
job all year and I hope that
all four of the freshmen on
the team do some good
work and get better.
Everyone has improved.
Every girl out there im-
proved through the year and
if they keep working, they'll
continue to get better."

tmiller@venicegondolier.com


4Le


SSUN PHOTO BY TRIPP MILLER
Casey Kennedy played in difficult conditions to win the state title, but she was used to it. Here the
future state champion fought difficult conditions during an Oct. 2 tri-match with Manatee and
Lemon Bay High Schools. Kennedy had the best score in that match as well as in the FHSAA Girls
Golf Finals Tuesday and Wednesday.


BYTRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR

Nothing ruins a good
season like losing to a big
rival.
That's just what Class 5A,
District 11 championVenice
High School will be trying to
avoid tonight as they take
on North Port High School
at Powell-Davis Stadium at
7:30 p.m.
"I don't expect a big let-
down, but they're definitely
still on cloud nine," Venice
Head Football Coach John
Peacock said. "I think we'll
be fine once we kick off."
The Bobcats (2-6, 1-3)
will be looking to play the
spoiler for their rival. The
Indians (6-2, 4-0) are
already a lock for the post-
season as they clinched the
division last week with a big
win over district-favorite
Manatee High School. After
a 1-9 season last year,
Venice has a reason to be on
cloud nine. They not only
made the playoffs this year,
but they will be hosting the
first round.
"We just told them the
importance of going to the
playoffs. We don't want to
lose any momentum, we
just want to build off of
what we've done arid keep
the pressure on them as
coaches," Peacock said.
"When they're up you've got
to bring them back down
and when they're down
you've got to bring them
up."
North Port will try to run
it .right at the Indian
defense. Their feature run-
.ning back, Martae Taylor,
averages almost nine yards
per carry. When he isn't car-


"I think.we'll be fine
once we kick off."
Venice Head
Coach John Peacock



trying the ball, running
backs Alex Portee, Daniel
Gerstlauer and D.J. Edwards
all average at least five yards
per carry.
If North Port can estab-
lish a running game early,
watch out, because this
game could be more
intriguing than Venice fans
might like. The Bobcats
move the ball well on the
ground, averaging 235 yards
per game. With a running
attack like that, they can
keep opposing offenses off
the field and chew up the
clock.
The Venice defense will
have the good fortune of
being able to key in on the
running game. They will try
to make the Bobcats and
North Port quarterback
Henry Manna win the game
with the pass.
"They have a pretty solid
running game. They put up
pretty good numbers and
they're not playing slouch-
es. They do a great job run-
ning the ball and we're
going to have our hands full
with Martae Taylor and
Portee. Our goal is to go into
the game and shut down
the run and force them to
start throwing the ball,
something they don't neces-
sarily like to do," Peacock
said.
They don't like it for good
reason. The Bobcats aver-


age just 74 yards per game
through tPKdir aind Manna
has' tlfewn 10 interceptions
to just three touchdown
passes.
After being shut down in
the running game last week,
Venice will be trying to
make some adjustments to
counteract the tendencies
they have developed over
the last eight games. Of
course, the Indians are still a
running football team and
will continue to try to get it
done on the ground. North
Port gives up 162 rushing
yards per game, so Venice
can hope to have some
more success than last
week.
"We're expecting to come
out and play hard," Peacock
said. "This is a big rivalry
game so it's going to be
huge."
Junior varsity
and freshmen
After an 0-2 start, the
junior varsity Venice In-
dians went on finish the
season 5-2. Venice defeated
Riverview, Sarasota, North
Port, Port Charlotte and
Booker high schools to win
the county championship.
The freshman, though
they were plagued by bad
weather and had their first
two games canceled, also
finished strong. The fresh-
men Indians lost their final
game of the season to
Booker, but they finished
the season 5-1.
There will be plenty of
holes to fill next season with
so many seniors on the var-
sity roster this year, but the
future looks bright for
Venice football.
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North Port Offense vs. VWrice Defense:
North Port runs the ball very well, but that's about it. The Bobcats average 235
rushing yards a game and have four different guys that can get it done. Four
North Port running backs, Martae Taylor, Alex Portee, Daniel Gerstlauer and D.J.
Edwards, all average at least five yards a carry. Fortunately for Venice, they will be
running at the strength of their defense. The Indian front seven gives up just 98 yards
per game on the ground. Don't think that North Port will be able to turn to the pass
when Venice shuts down their run game. North Port quarterback Henry Manna has
10 interceptions this season compared to three touchdown passes. Edge: Venice.

North Port Defense vs. Venice Offense:
The Bobcats gave up 52 points to Manatee High School, 48 of which were offen-
sive points. Venice gave up seven points to the Hurricanes, 0 of which were of the
offensive variety. The North Port defense already gives up about as many points
per game (24.5) as the Venice offense puts up (25.3). After a less-than-stellar
offensive performance last week, look for the Indian offense to make a statement
against a weaker defensive unit. Edge: Venice.

Special Teams:
nn Venice's new kicker has proven himself. Even if he almost forgot to take the field
to kick the extra point after the first touchdown last week, he did make it. He also
made the next two and the Indian's kickoff coverage was vastly improved. Dre
Archer, the self-proclaimed fastest player on the team (he's probably right), got
his first special teams touchdown on a punt return last week. Things are really stack-
ing up against North Port. Edge:Venice.

Intangibles:
Everything about this game screams trap. Venice is coming of an upset win over ..
the district favorite to clinch the Class 5A, District 11 championship. The B
Indians are ranked seventh in Class 5A by the Florida Sports Writers
Association and are looking forward to hosting the first round of the playoffs. lP
North Port has no post season to look forward to, has nothing to lose and will
be looking to play the spoiler. Edge: North Port.

Overall:
n On paper, this one looks pretty predictable. There is no reason whyVenice can't
come out tonight and pound the daylights out ofthe Bobcats, but they play these
games for a reason. If North Port can establish a running game and get on the
board early, they might knock Venice off balance and have a chance at pulling off
the upset. However, Venice is probably just too strong in all aspects of the game.
Besides, the Gondolier Sun predicted an Indian loss last week and is afraid of being
wrong again. Overall Edge: Venice.


SPORTS BRIEFS


Pregame tailgate
Before the Indians foot-
ball game Friday, NTB
Industries is having a pre-
game barbecue just outside
the stadium to raise money
for the booster club. The
NTB crew includes Venice
Head Coach John Peacock's
brother Frank and former
Venice Head Coach Nick
Coleman.
Be sure to make it out to


the game in plenty of time to
fill up the tanks before the
Indians take on North Port
for their final Class 5A,
District 11 contest.
Linebacker Club
meetings
The Linebacker Club,
which supports Venice High
School football at all levels,
hosts a weekly lunch meet-
ing every Tuesday at noon at


the Honoluana Island Grill
at 222 Airport Ave.
The meetings feature
highlights from the previous
game, as well as insight from
Head Coach John Peacock
and his staff about the previ-
ous week's game and the
upcoming opponent. The
club also presents awards
for the practice player of the
week, offensive, defensive
and special teams players of


the week.
Award sponsors are
Darby Buick-GMC, Regions
Bank, Babe's Ace Hardware
and Porter Paints, and The
Nautical Trader.
No reservations are nec-
essary and $12 lunches are
open to anyone interested
in supporting Venice foot-
ball. This Tuesday will be the
second-to-last meeting of
the regular season.


Correction
Wednesday the Gondolier
Sun reported that Venice
High School swimmer Tyler
Revels would be making
his first trip to the state
championship meet. Actu-
ally, Revels not only qualified
for state as a sophomore last
year but he also made it to
the finals and placed eighth.
He and Mark Cox also quali-
fied for state on a relay as


freshmen. The Gondolier
Sun apologizes for the error.
Volleyball semifinal
Manatee High School
defeated Lakewood High
School in the regional quar-
terfinal volleyball match
Tuesday night. As a result,
Venice High School will host
the regional semifinal game
against Manatee Tuesday at
7 p.m. in the teepee.


District champs look


to avoid letdown








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The Venice Crusaders: Gretchen Gokey, Brittany Detert, Lindsey Johnson, Natalie Kipp, Karlee
Ream, Kristen Lemay, Alexis Weiss, Kelsie Stubbs, Lindsey Gaines, Noel Roberts, Shelby Casey,
Shelley Long,Taylor Hill, Sydney Roper, Sydney Thinnes, Skylar Sellitti, Kayla Braham and Maria
Amnato-Barone and coaches.


The Venice Warriors: Mia Moore, Britney Gulbertson, Courtney Stubbs, Chloe Weber, Alex Thomas,
Natalie McCaffrey, Nikisha Curingtion, Devon Mclaughlin, Mia Moore,lMackenzie Moore, Lindsey
Soltis, Casey Underwood, Alyssa Casey and Amanda Deto. Coaches Carlina Stubbs, Cheryl Deto,
Alexis Clevenger, Sandy Soltis, Brittany Bergeron and Sherri McLaughlin.


PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE VENICE VIKINGS
The Venice Lancers: Brenda, Maddie, Kiki, Lil Bit, Gracie, Hawaii, Lizzie, Thumper and Aqua, Gabbi,
Germany, Shortie, Bri and Jazi, Gokey, Ty, Tiny, Scarry, and Teeney. Coaches Sam, Megan, Debbie,
Colleen and Mallory.


The Venice Knights: Brooke Behler, Heather Braswell, Logan Balsinger, Ashley Kot, Jillian Totten,
:Lisa Detert, Ashlyn Pietraniec, Skylar Kidwell, Stephanie Deter, Caitlyn AtwellyTatumnFranklin,
Brittany Smith, MadisoynTuccillo, Alyssia Smith and Tanner Gauthier. Coaches Courtney
Ridley,Taylor McLaughlin, Monica Underwood, Courtney Osborne and Kim Kot.


FROM THE VENICE
VIKINGS
The Venice Vikings Pop
Warner Cheerleading and
Football Program couldn't
have been prouder. For sev-
eral years the Venice
Cheerleaders have come
home from area competi-


tions with spectacular re-
sults. But for the first time in
Venice Vikings history, all
four competitive cheerlead-
ing teams came home from
the Peace River Cheer Off
with first-place trophies.
The first-place wins quali-
fy each of the four teams to
move on to the Southeast


Regional Cheer Competition
that will be held at the Uni-
versity of Central Florida over
Thanksgiving weekend. Al-
though the Viking organiza-
tion is no stranger to compe-
tition at the regional level,
this will be an amazing year
to be able to bring all of their
teams together.


With this honor, however,
comes a pretty hefty price
tag. The cost to bring these
four teams and their coaches
to competition will run
approximately $10,000. The,
Vikings' are hoping the com-
munity will come by and
help support these amazing
girls Saturday when they will


be raising money at the fol-
lowing Publix Supermarkets
from 9 a.m. to 3 pm.: Publix
on the island, Publix on
Venice Avenue and Publix at
Nokomis Village.
If the teams place in the
top two at regionals, they
would have the opportunity
to move on to the Pop Wamer


National Cheer Competition
that is held at the Walt Disney
Wide World of Sports during
the first week of December.
Ifyou would like to make a
donation to the nonprofit
organization, you can also
mail a check to Venice Vi-
kings, EO. Box 1702, Venice.
FL 34284.


GOLF RESULTS


Venice Golf &
Country Club
Men's Golf Association,
Individual Low Net, Blue Tee
Oct. 24
1st: Vern Montgomery, 75; 2nd:
Doug Blampied, 88.
Three Best English
Stableford Totals, White Tee
Oct. 24
Bob Mursch, Bill DeRosa, Fred
Lipscomb, Richard, Rohrer, +8;
Jim Mitchell, Bob Keiller, Monti
Becker, +7; Fran Parisi, Tony.
Testa, John Diohep, Jules
Bouthillet, -2.


Men's Golf Association,
Member-Guest, One Best
Ball of Two
Oct. 27
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Sanford, 63; -1st: Richard Gupta,
Johann Meissenheimer, 63.
Flight 2: 1st: Mike Lane, Mike
Zinn, 61; 2nd: Bob Keiller, Jeff
Cornish, 63.
Flight 3: 1st: HosseinAlemazkoor,
Steve Picazio, -63; 2nd: Gordon
Curnow, Bruce Wilson, 65.
Women's Golf Association,
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C-Span's Book TV visits MCC


Why they call them heroes


Police officers show
their mettle in heroic
efforts.
BY TOMMY MCINTYRE
STAFF WRITER
Even before Sept. 11-,,
police officers and fire-
fighters were called
heroes.
Here are just two reasons.
Sheriff's deputies Jeffrey
Gross and David Clark got a
call Wednesday morning
that a car was partially sub-
merged in South Creek at
the South Creek Bridge and
U.S. 41 in Osprey.
, According to a Florida
Highway Patrol investiga-
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68, Sarasota, was going
south when she veered to
the left and onto the medi-
an.
Her car, a 2005 Thunder-
bird, hit the guard rail,
swerved to the right across
both southbound travel
lanes, hit the concrete
bridge rail, overturned and
landed in the water.
Gross and Clark dove in
and pulled her from the
water.
They resuscitated the
woman with CPR.


She was taken to Venice later identified as Darryl
Regional Medical Center. V Anderson, 21 Whit-
Her condition Thdrsday worth ran out of the store
afternoon was described as and kept going.
stable by VRMC Marketing Broken arm -
Director Kathy Turner. Broken arm-
Gross and Clark were no big deal
treated for minor injuries at Another officer showed
a walk-in clinic and re- ,and .chased Whitworth
leased. down an alley. He fell and
broke his arm, got up and
Citizen helps police continued chasing her. He
Another incident earlier finally caught her and, with
this week involved Venice the help of a citizen, and
police and a Good Samar- severe pain in his arm,
itan. Police are looking for handcuffed her.
the Good Samaritan so they The officer's pain was so
can formally thank him for bad he passed out before he
his help in capturing a sus- was taken to VRMC.
pect. He left the scene as Whitworth was charged
soon as he helped collar the with resisting arrest without
suspect and before police violence. Anderson was
could get his name. charged with possession of
Officers were going to crack cocaine.
Heitel Jewelers, 347 W. Both could face more
Venice Ave., to check out charges following an inves-
reports of a woman passing tigation.
a bad check. Some people would call
On the way, they learned the two deputies and the
that the suspect had moved Venice police officer heroes.
over to Bari Jewelers, 315 W. The officers would tell you
Venice Ave. They also it's no big deal. They would
learned that the suspect, tell you they were just doing
Amanda E. Whitworth, 29, what we pay them to do -
Bradenton, was inside the protect and serve.


store. There was a vehicle
outside waiting for her.
While an officer was talk-
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Forestry shift will advance tree planting


BY JACK GURNEY
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A four-year effort to mea-
sure Sarasota County's tree
canopy loss from rapid de-
velopment, and initiate pro-
' grams to build a healthy ur-
ban forest, achieved a mile-
stone last week when for-
" estry workers were moved
from public works to.the en-
vironmental services divi-
sion.
While the shift may ap-
pear as little more than blip
in the county's administra-
tive command structure, it
t should free forestry officials
i iZ to pursue planting pro-
grams beyond the narrow
public rights of way where
;. public works builds roads,
sidewalks and transporta-
--- tion infrastructure.
On Oct. 18, in a memo-
randum to commissioners,
County Administrator Jim
if Ley reluctantly ordered the
move, but not without ex-
pressing concern about a
perceived "conflict between
,.-.(competing policy direc-
tdons" with respect to road
.,i. building and tree planting.
The document was circu-
lated late on a Thursday
J afternoon and had not
reached several commis-
.p' sioners who were prepared
to order the shift at a Friday
morning meeting. Its con-
tents averted a potentially
embarrassing public squab-
ble over the tree issue.
--. Long concerned about
the lack of attention paid to
trees when road project
plans are devised and exe-
cuted, Chair Nora Patterson
summarized the commis-
sion's frustration when she
observed, "If we can't set an
example with our projects,
how can we educate the
public?"


money would come from to
plant and maintain trees.
Public works officials
assured them road funds
would be moved around to
provide enough for tree pro-
jects.
In 2005, the commission


adopted American Forest
tree canopy coverage stan-
dards for the southeastern
United States that requires a
minimtumn ofi 1) 15 percent
coverage for urban core
areas; 2) 25 percent for urban
residential; 3) 35 percent for


suburban residential; and 4)
50 percent for subur-
ban/rural.
In addition, commission-
ers directed the forestry divi-
sion to develop an Urban
Forestry Master Plan, expand
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Tug-of-war
In addition to embracing
the change. the commission
uMmammously agreed to puir-
sue an ordinance amend-
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confirm extensive tree can-
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Ley has expressed con-
cern that a tug-of-war over
tax dollars could eat into the
county's road program. His
memorandum asked the
commission to address
"your commitment to work
with us to define the value
balances between compet-
ing infrastructure objectives
A commission majority
L has voiced the belief that
trees should be considered a
fundamental part of infra-
I structure because they can
'lower the community's am-
bient temperature, clean
the air and absorb dirty
storm water before it wash-
es pollutants into rivers and
bays.
But it has been a hard sell
when critical budget deci-
sions are made about mil-
lions of dollars annually all-
ocated for road projects and
0-stormwater facilities. The
temptation to tap money for
W., trees and spend it on roads
has raised questions about
priorities.
Shifting funds
In 2006, the commission
approved a reallocation of
revenue for trees from the
1999 sales surtax extension
and reduced the 10-year
commitment from $3.7 mil-
lion to $2.4 million. One of
the consequences is no
sales tax money for trees in
2008.
On Oct. 19, several com-
missioners appeared con-
fused about the shift of
funds and questioned where


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Jack Fanning plays

good vibes and

creates a musical

shadow


PHOTOS COURTESY OF BOB BYLER
Jack Fanning and Peter Buhr perform in their group in a 2005 concert at Centennial Park where they played for two seasons. Other
regulars were drummer AI Pierce, bassist Mike Fiore and pianist Ron Barber.


BY BOB BYLER
GUEST WRITER


Vibraphonist Jack Fanning has
won legions of fans, as his name
implies, from California to Ger-
many to the Gulf Coast where he
now lives in Warm Mineral
Springs.
Besides combos he leads or
plays in, Fanning programs up to
16 instruments in a MIDI (Musical
Instrument Digital Interface) sys-
tem backing his vibes and vocals
as a popular one-man band
named "Shadows."
Fanning's huge musical range


spans dance, classic popular, big
band swing, Dixieland and Latin
music. Jazz is a first love, however.
He played the first Venice Jazz
Festival Sept. 29 with famed
pianist Johnny Varro's quintet He
jams often on Tuesday evenings at
the Holiday Inn's Harmony House
sessions led by David Pruyn.
Those sessions regularly draw
many top area players.
Fanning will lead quartets for
Sarasota Jazz Club concerts on
Sunday, Nov. 4, at .Veice's Har-
mony House and Friday, Nov. 16,
at Sarasota's Bayfront Room. Both
concerts are from 2 to 4 p.m;.


Kay Fanning and Jack in duet at Family Table restaurant. She sang with her
brother for about 10 years before she died in June.


For three weeks in October
Fanning toured Germany with
Peter Buhr and His Florida
Friends quartet. This was his
fourth tour with reedman Buhr's
groups. They drew big crowds in
dozens of jazz club and public
concerts. They made two CDs and
a demo DVD and are seeking U.S.
jazz festival dates.
Buhr wintered here and sat in
with Fanning's trio at Senior
Friendship Centers dances. That
led to forming groups that played
for private parties, club dances,
retirement homes and weekly
concerts in the:Gazebo in down-
town Venice.
Among favorite tunes Fanning
plays are "Sweet Georgia Brown,"
"Avalon" and "Flying Home." The
influence of Benny Goodman
combos and vibraphonist Lionel
Hampton is evident. German fans
also gave him ovations for his
vocal on "Shine."
Some favorites heard on his
"Shadows" CD are "The Shadow of
Your Smile," "Route 66" and
"Wonderland By Night." "Willow
Weep for Me" is another favorite.
His sister, Kay, sang with him for a
decade, and their most-popular
duets were "Georgia on my Mind"
and "Lida Rose."
"I like many kinds of music, but
favor the traditional and wasn't
into modem jazz where soloists
play a lot of notes and little
melody," Fanning said.
Fanning moved from California
to Warm Mineral Springs in 1992.
His first regular gigs were at Snook
Haven in Venice. He invited dual
saxman Ron Drischel to sit in, and
Ron's trio succeeded Jack's when
he quit the job. He led a trio for
Senior Friendship Centers
Monday dances for 10 years.
Guest players were welcome and
sometimes expanded the trio to
full band size.
Fanning's Shadows played the
Day's Inn three nights a week in


the mid-'90s. He also performed
for a year at the Family Table in
North Port, Jewish Community
Center food fairs, Books-A-Million
in Venice and Sarasota, residential
communities and churches.
His partner in Shadows and life
is his wife, Billie, who operates the
MIDI system that emulates full
orchestra backing for his vibes.
There is a poignant love story
here. Jack married Billie two
months after they met in 1974.
She has been in a wheelchair for a
decade because of an inoperable
aneurysm on an artery. But her
sharp mind-and sense of humor
are not impaired, and friends
enjoy her witty e-mails. Jack takes
her everywhere, even around
Germany, in the van that also
hauls his vibes.


Jack Fanning plays vibes at first
Venice Jazz Festival, Sept. 29. He was
pianist in Johnny Varro's quintet with
clarinetist Bud Leeds, guitarist Dave
Trefethen and bassist Richard
Drexler.
Jack Fanning was born in
Baltimore in 1929, lived in several
states and went from sixth grade
through high school in The Bronx.
"I played drums in the march-


ing band, piano and even a valve
bugle and fife," he recalled. "Our
favorites then were Glenn Miller
and the big swing bands."
He saw many musical greats in
NewYork City, including shows by
Vaughn Monroe's orchestra with
the Nat Cole Trio at intermissions.
Fanning was in the National
Guard. His unit was activated in
1950. He was in Germany during a
two-year stint, then did factory
work until going into the Army in
1958. He was a Green Beret in
Vietnam and Laos and earned a
purple heart and bronze and sil-
ver stars. He, finished a- 17-year
service career in 1972 at Ford Ord,
Calif.
He had not been active musi-
cally until trumpeter Joe Ingram
asked him to learn vibes to play in
his trio. "I knew piano and drums,
so I put the two together and
learned the instrument rather
quickly," he said. The trio was
popular, and Fanning also was
invited to play in other groups.
In 1974, he was among advisors
who helped begin the Sacramento
Jazz Jubilee. It is the world's largest
of itstype and offers 100 bands on
Memorial Day weekends. Later
that year Fanning founded the
Monterey Bay Hot Jazz Society. It
drew 150 fans at its first meeting
and is still going strong.
In the next several years he
helped organize bands that the
Monterey club sent to Sacra-
mento. He was busy avocationally
for service club dances with his
own group or as a sideman. His
regular jobs for 17 years were with
McGraw Hill and Lockheed.
He and Billie visited Florida
often, because his parents came
to live in Venice Gardens in the
1950s. In 1992 they bought the
house of friends they were staying
with at Warm Mineral Springs,
and he quickly became a main-
Please see VIBES, 8B


Billie Fanning operates the computer with MIDI system backing Jack's
Shadows group at Family Table restaurant, North Port, 2005.


Peter Buhr and His Florida Friends in concert at a school auditorium in Unterweissach, Germany, in May 2006. Buhr on
clarinet, Dane Hassan of Venice on drums,Tony DiBianca of Sarasota on accordion and MIDI bass, Jack Fanning on
vibes,










YOUR TOWN OVER EASY


FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2007


And now


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The News


from Ecineville


BY TED RANK
STAFF ESCRITOR

Hang on to your sanity,
ladies and gentlemen. It's
time for News from
Ecineville.
It's the Ecineville Elec-
tion Preview.
Oh no! Oh yes!
After several hundred
meetings between Ecine-
ville Sun attorneys, outside
attorneys, the Ecineville
Sun publishers, owners,
editors, stockholders and
this reporter, it has been
agreed that the ANNFE
election preview cannot do
the following:
Mention any of the
candidates by name.
Describe any of the
candidates in any way.
Name the offices that
are being contested.
Describe in any way
any ballot initiatives.
Mention any ballot ini-
tiatives.
Describe the stands
the candidates have on any
of the issues.
Talk about any of the
issues.
Describe the new bal-
lots.
Talk about the fact that
there are new ballots.
Say where the polling
places are located.
Endorse anyone.


Say when the election
will take place.
Indicate how the elec-
tion could affect the future
of Ecineville, or
The fact that an elec-
tion is taking place.
It was further decided
by the really smart people
who monitor this column
to make sure, as is stated
on page 357, line 26 of the
Ecineville Election Preview
Censorship Agreement,
that "the columnist is not
to use any of the following
words or phrases: candi-
date, city council, vote,
future, important, Tuesday,
Mayor, issue, ballot, pol-
ling places, election, vot-
ers, endorse, debate,
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ber, city hall, Nov., No-
vember or grouper."
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Ecineville fWlt
preview
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come into city hall by 9
p.m. 11, iOW. 6.
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fresh p will be do-.
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Well, this is Ted "I'm a
reporter, I'm a reporter"
Rank reporting. I'll see you
next issue with more news
from Ecineville. Until then,
remember, if you're going
to be a reporter and cover
an Itim here in Ecine-
ville, you better bring
Jimmy Carter along to
monitor it.
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FRIDAY,
NOV. 2
SPARCC sale setup
The Auxiliary of Safe Place
and Rape Crisis Center sets
up today for its sixth annu-
al Treasure Chest sale Sa-
turday, Nov. 3, at the
Woodmere Park gym, 3951
Woodmere Park Blvd.,
8 a.m.-2 p.m. Call Ruth at
408-8587. All proceeds be-
nefit Safe Place and Rape
Crisis Center to aid victims
of sexual assault and do-
mestic violence.
Caregiver Time Out
A free weekly caregiver
support group meets 1:15-
3 p.m., Fridays at St. Mark's
Episcopal Church, 508 Ri-
viera St. Led by a profes-
sional facilitator, Caregiver
Time Out offers group sup-
port, community resources
and activities provided for
loved ones during the ses-
sion. Registration required.
Call Pamela at 366-2224.
Music time
The Sophisticated Swing
Big Band performs
10 a.m.-noon, Fridays, at
Harmony House at the
Venice Holiday Inn, 455
U.S. Bypass. Call 474-7408.
The American Legion No-
Vel Unit 159 hosts music
by Jimmy Spoto, 7-10 p.m.,
at 1770 E. Venice Ave.
Members and guests wel-
come. Call 488-1157.

Senior Friendship
Centers, 2350 Scenic
Drive, 584-0075, senior
friendship.com
9 a.m., crochet class
9:30 a.m., balance move-
ment class
noon, $3 lunch for 60+
with 24-hour reservations.
Call 584-0031 or 584-0090.
1 p.m., music by the Gene
Bennett Trio
- -Health matters
\ 4
* Suncoast Communities
4 Blood Bank's Bloodmobile
visits Country Club Estates,
noon-4 p.m., at 700 Water-
way. For more sites, call
SCBB at 954-1600, ext. 240,
o? r Florida's Blood Centers
I? at 492-9202.
The Hearing Loss Associ-
ation of Charlotte County
meets at 1 p.m. in the Palm
Room at the Charlotte
County Cultural Center,
2280 Aaron St., Port Char-
, lotte. Grit Upchurch with
', Caregivers for Seniors Inc.
is speaker. Amplified lis-
e tening devices available for
members, families and
4 friends. Call 624-2947.
Masons
The Venice Masonic Lodge
offers Earl Blackburn's
famous smoked chicken
dinner at 118 E. Venice Ave.
Tickets available at the
lodge. Call 488-1575.
Art events









PHOTO COURTESY OF EAC
Sally Milne's watercolor,
"Fishing Boat," was awarded
first place in the nautical-
themed show at the Engle-
wood Art Center, 350 South
McCall Road. Call 474-5548.

The Venice Art Center
hosts a multimedia exhibi-
tion of Women Contem-
Sporary Artists, with a re-
ception, 4-6 p.m., at 390 S.
Nokomis Ave. The Solo
Salon features clay works
by Julie Baxter. Both exhi-
bits will be on display


through Nov. 20. Hours are .
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday
through Friday, and 9 a.m.-
2 p.m., Saturday. Visit
veniceartcenter.com or
womenconteporaryartists.
corn or call 485-7136.
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The Arts and Culture Alliance and Venice MainStreet Inc. present
the Venice MainStreet Art Fest 2007, including a juried student
art show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 3 and 4 on Venice Avenue in front
of the Bank of America. The festival, in its 20th year, includes student
participation from Osprey to Boca Grande-area schools and studios.
Awards will be given for first and second place'in each grade, kinder-
garten through 12, for Hanging Art, 3-D Art, Graphics and Photography
and Best of Show. Call 484-6722 or visit venicemainstreet.com.


nal watercolors and prints
and meet internationally
renowned artist Drew
Strouble, aka "Catman
Drew," 7-9 p.m., at the Bliss
Gallery, 5214 Ocean Blvd.,
Sarasota. Strouble will do-
nate a portion of his pro-
ceeds to Cat Depot. The
exhibit runs through Dec.
1. Call 312-9790.
Hospice training
TideWell Hospice and Pal-
liative Care's volunteer
training takes place 9 a.m.-
4 p.m. at the Hospice Staff
Center, 220 Wexford Blvd.
in Plantation Golf &
Country Club. Lunch, bev-
erages and snacks will be
served. To attend, com-
plete and return a volun-
teer application, two vol-
unteer reference check
forms and a volunteer self-
analysis. Call 441-2003 or
e-mail lpierce@tidewell.
org.
Depot tours
Trained docents from the
Venice Area Historical
Society lead free Venice
Train Depot tours 10 a.m.-
noon, Fridays, Mondays
and Wednesdays, located
east side under the Venice
Avenue Bridge. Donations
welcome. For 10 or more,
call Jerry at 496-9474.
Monsters at Mote
Students in grades K-12
will come face-to-face with
monstrous sea creatures
during SEA Adventures at
Mote Aquarium at 1600
Ken Thompson Parkway,
Sarasota. See videoconfer-
ences about sea monsters
and tours of Mote Aqua-
rium, and record data in a
research journal. Two, 30-
minute broadcasts of the
Sea Monsters Distance
Learning program at 10:30
a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Regis-
tration required. Fee: $8.
Call 388-4441, ext. 263 or
visit www. mote.org
education.


SATURDAY,
NOV. 3
Fashion show
The Venetian Harmony
Chorus of Sweet Adelines
International hosts its lun-


cheon, fashion show and
mini-performance at 11:30
a.m. at Naar Hall at United
Church of Christ, 620
Shamrock Blvd. Lunch by
Nick's Cafe and fashions by
La Casa del Quetzal. Prizes,
raffles and 50/50. Tickets:
$15. RSVP to 480-1480.
Benefit dance
The fifth annual Loveland
Center black-tie dinner
dance and auction takes
place 6-11 p.m. at Venice
Golf & Country Club, 250
Venice Golf Club Drive.
Tickets are $125 for wine
and hors d'oeuvres, gour-
met dinner, music and
silent auction. RSVP to Co-
lette at 493-0016, ext. 310.
Craft show
Venice Isle Estates on U.S.
41 Bypass holds its annual
craft show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
All are welcome for ref-
reshments, prizes and
lunch. Admission is free;
door prizes offered every
half hour. A bake sale will
be held by Beta Sigma of
Venice Isle, which donates
its proceeds to cancer re-
search. Call at 483-3308 or
484-0421 to learn more.
Organ concert
Composer and recitalist
Doug Leightenheimer per-
forms the new 3,200 pipe,
62-rank Reuter organ at
7:30 p.m. at Venice Pres-
byterian Church, 111 E.
Firenze Ave. The concert
will include selections by
Rossini, Mendelssohn,
Bach and others. Tickets
are $10 at the door or by
calling 488-2258.
Garden volunteers
Marie Selby Botanical Gar-
dens holds a volunteer ori-
entation, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at
811 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota.
Tour and Gardens and
learn about volunteer
opportunities. Drinks and
snacks provided; bag
lunches welcome. Call
Emily at 366-5731, ext. 267
or e-mail volunteer@
selby.org.
Racing to a Cure
A business expo and thrift
sale benefiting Racing to a
Cure will be held 10 a.m.-
4:30 p.m., Nov. 3 and 4
under the tent next to De-


Sears on Tamiami Trail.
Racing to a Cure raises
funds for All Children's
Hospital, Ronald McDo-
nald House and the Ju-
venile Diabetes Research
Foundation. Call 809-2333
or visit racingtoacure.org.
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The 17th annual Carl Black
GMC Sarasota Bluefest
takes place at 11 a.m., rain
or shine, at Ed Smith Sta-
dium, Field 1, 2700 12th
St., Sarasota. Five-time
Grammy winner, legen-
dary bluesman Buddy Guy
is the headliner, with per-
formances by O'Teil & the
Peacemakers, Mighty Les-
ter, Conrad Oberg, Zac
Harmon and the Allstars.
No coolers, pets or cam-
eras. Tickets: $25. Raffles
and partial proceeds bene-
fit the PAL Sailor Circus
Capital Campaign. Visit
sarasotablues fest.com or
call 954-4101, ext. 5454.
Farmers' market
The Venice Farmers' Mar-
ket is located in the 200
block of Miami Avenue in
the breezeway and parking
lot behind it. The market,
which offers fresh produce
and handmade items for
sale, is open 8 a.m.-noon.
Call 484-3801.
Square dancing
Buttons and Bows of
Englewood/Venice Square
Dance Club begins Satur-
day dances at Woodmere
Park, 3951 Woodmere Park
Blvd. Dances start with
rounds at 7 p.m., plus
square dancing 7:30-9:30
p.m. All plus dancers are
welcome. Call 473-2449 or
493-6035.
DAV flea market
The Disabled American


Veterans 101 Auxiliary
hosts a flea market, 8 a.m.-
1 p.m., at 600 East Colonia
Lane. There will be a bake
sale, and hot dogs and
bean soup will be available
all day. Call 485-8260.
Fundraiser
The Nokomis Volunteer
Fire Department is spon-
soring a fundraiser dinner
for Kerri Donnelly, noon-4
p.m., at Harmony House at
the Venice Holiday Inn, 455
U.S. 41 Bypass. The fire-
fighters will serve ham-
burgers, rolls and chips.
Proceeds support treat-
ment for Donnelly, who is
suffering from Hodgkin's
lymphoma. Call 488-8855.
Please donate
Suncoast Communities
Blood Bank's Bloodmobile
visits Stoneybrook,
11 a.m.-2 p.m., at 2365 Es-
tuary Drive. For more sites,
call SCBB at 954-1600, ext.
240, or Florida's Blood
Centers at 492-9202.
SPARCC sale
The Auxiliary of Safe Place
and Rape Crisis Center
holds its sixth annual
Treasure Chest sale at the


Golf benefit
Company B of Starz
Choice Dance Academy
hosts its 10th annual golf
tournament at the Lake
Venice Golf Club. 8 a.m.
shotgun start, four-person
scramble. Lunch and
awards ceremony to follow.
A new 2007 Kia Spectra for
Hole-in-One. Other big
prizes on par threes, plus
cash. Every player receives
a new club. Cost: $65 per
player, $100 hole sponsor,
$350 hole sponsor/team
package. All proceeds ben-
efit the Company B dan-
cers, including a $500 col-
lege scholarship to a quali-
fying student. Call Beverly
or Cathleen at 485-7450 to
learn more.
Auditions
Venice Little Theatre holds
auditions for its Broadway
in Concert production of
"The Music Man," 7:30
p.m. Nov. 4 and 5 at 140 W.
Tampa Ave. Performances
are Dec. 28-31 at 8 p.m.
Bring a song and sheet
music. Call 488-1115 or
visit venice stage.com.
The great outdoors
* Explore the wild and
scenic Myakka River on a
full-day, intermediate-pad-
dlers kayak trip with the
American Littoral Society.
Equipment provided. Fee:
$50 plus park fee. RSVP to
966-7308.
* Oscar Scherer State Park
offers a guided scrub walk.
at 8:30 a.m. at 1843 South
Tamiami Trail, Osprey.
Meet at the Lake Osprey
Pavilion. Park fee: $4. Call
483-5956 or visit florida
stateparks.org/oscarscherer.
* Sarasota County Parks
and the Venice Area Au-
dubon Society hosts a free
guided bird walk, 7:30
a.m.-1 p.m., in the back
country of the Carlton
Reserve (Venice area, end
of Border Road). Meet in
the parking area, and bring
water and binoculars. The
public is welcome. For
more information, call
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Doogie js a brindle male hound, about a year old, weighing
in at about 55 pounds. He's very friendly and active, and
he'd be a great companion for a family with older children
who can run and play with him and get him plenty of exer-
cise, as well as mental stimulation. He is neutered and
microchipped, and has his current vaccinations, so he
could go home with you today. See Doogie and all of
Suncoast's adoptable animals online at humane. org, stop
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Woodmere Park Blvd.,
8 a.m.-2 p.m. Call Ruth at
408-8587. All proceeds be-
nefit Safe Place and Rape
Crisis Center to aid victims
of sexual assault and do-
mestic violence.
Elks idol
"The Elks' American Idol,"
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Nokomis Elks Lodge, 1021
Discovery Way, Nokomis.
Cash prizes for first-, sec-
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show. Proceeds benefit
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whose habitat?


ELLEN HLLSTROM
COLUMNIST


First, a true story: A
member of the SouthVenice
Civic Association decided to
build a new home on his 80-
foot by 100-foot cleared,
vacant lot, with one cab-
bage palm tree, located
among other homes already
built. After a year of looking
at floor plans with the
builder, he and his wife
made some adjustments to
the plan, then told the
builder to go ahead and
obtain the permit. It turned
out.: that the lot had to be
tested for possibly being a
scrub jay habitat.
The survey application
was $3,000. The surveyor
planted- "voice recorders"
around the edges of the
mowed lot to project scrub
jay sounds and within three
days scrub jays responded
to the sounds.
Notice was received that
"to proceed with develop-
ment, you will have to go to
the next step: federal per-
mitting application to the
U.S. Fish &WWildlife Service."
The permit fee quoted was
$16,000 for the state and
$1,800 more for the survey-
or.
We contacted the county
immediately to ask what is
going on. General informa-
tion about the scrub jay
habitat need for a possible
survey on a vacant lot was
known, but the cost of it
- came as quite a shock.
From Rachel Herman,
Sarasota County Resource
Protection, we were given

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Subdivision. Ms. Herman
can be reached at 861-6232.
"The Florida scrub jay is
protected by the Federal
Endangered Species Act
and is a threatened species.
The ESA is handled by the
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
In order to help make sure
that activities in Sarasota
County are consistent with
the ESA, we (Sarasota
County Resource Protec-
tion) developed the interim
strategy for Lots in Scrub-
Jay Habitat.
"For properties that are
within documented habitat
areas based on relevant sur-
vey information, coordina-
tion with USFWS is required
when development is pro-
posed. The interim strategy
outlines the steps in the
process for someone who
wants to build on a vacant
lot. (A copy of the interim
strategy is in .the SVCA
office.)
"In order to simplify the
process for property owners
and to address the conser-
vation of scrub jays in a
comprehensive way, the
county is in the process of
developing a countywide
HCP One of the major ben-
efits of a county-wide HCP
(habitat conservation plan)
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down on the time it takes for
owners to move through the
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mitigation fee associated
with the countywide HCP
would be put toward the
conservation of the scrub
jays throughout the county.
The species will be man-
aged in a comprehensive
way in order to ensure the
long-term survival on a
large scale rather than the
current lot-by-lot scheme."
There has been discus-
sion about starting a class-
action lawsuit by home
builders and lot owners, but
it may be prudent to learn
more about the countywide
HCP first.
If you as a local lot owner
would like to be informed
further, you may leave your
e-mail name and address
with our office at SVCA@
verizon.net and we will
keep you advised when we
receive updates from the
county.
Ellen Hillstrom is the
South Venice Civic Asso-
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