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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: May 9, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
Frequency: semiweekly
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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: VID00552
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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SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.com
Their faces tell the story, as Venice High School seniors Niki Clark, Kayla Ellingsen, Casey Garner, Shannon Mulloy and Mo Sandidge accept the
Indians' Class 5A state runner-up trophy. The Indians fell 4-2 to Bartram Trail High School in the state championship game in Plant City. See story
page 10.


FAA to city: We'll


get back to you


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR


It may be uncomfortable and
unpopular, but somebody has to
do it.
That was the mindset of Ven-
ice City Council Member Rick
Tacy last week when he charged
Mayor Ed Martin and Council
Member Sue Lang with violating
the state's open-meetings law.
Tacy was leaving the April 29
council meeting when he hap-
pened by a conference room
where he saw Martin, Lang and
Mike Rafferty, who drafted a
controversial airport layout
plan, hovering over a map of the
airport.
Martin said Tacy might have
read something into what he
saw.
It was a moment in time
where, Martin said, he had laid
the color-coded plan out on the
conference table for Rafferty
and Lang to discuss. Martin then
left to make Rafferty a black-
and-white copy of the plan.
When Martin returned, in the
presence of Lang he asked Raf-
ferty whether runway 13-31
could be extended as part of the
alternate layout plan.
"With that I left and went
back to my office where I stayed
before I returned home," Martin
said.


"I did not speak with Sue
(about the plan) and she did not
speak with me in any way. And
she did not speak with me
through a third party. None of
that happened," Martin said of
the 60-second discussion.

"I'm just hoping this
will go away."
Council Member
Rick Tacy after being
criticized for accusing
the mayor and a
council member of
violating Florida's
Sunshine Law



Tacy called it "a total viola-
tion" of Florida's Sunshine Law,
which in most instances pro-
hibits private discussions on
public policy between elected or
appointed officials.
Alternate versions
Rafferty, recently appointed
to the Airport Advisory Board by
Martin, was preparing for
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BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR


A contingent of Venice citi-
zens and city leaders met with
Federal Aviation Administration
officials in Orlando Thursday to
review an alternative airport lay-
out plan.
The plan was designed by a
group of city residents con-
cerned about the airport's im-
pact on the community and and
airport businessmen. Their goal:
to minimize airport protection
zones from encroaching on the
Lake Venice Golf Club and Gulf
Shores neighborhood.
The FAA was in a listening
mode, said FAA spokesperson
Kathleen Bergen from Atlanta.
"We took an IOU to look at
the plan and get back to the city
by the end of the month," she
said.
During the brief meeting,
Bart Vernace, assistant manager
for the FAA Florida's southern
section, made a couple of
points. He asked the group to
give his staff two weeks to review
the plan and encouraged the
Venice contingent to look at ad-
ditional alternatives that would
not affect airport users.
He also reaffirmed a long-
held FAA position that the
agency does not advocate short-
ening runways to create runway
safety zones, for the same rea-
son it affects the types of air-
craft that can use the runway.
Suggestions
Mayor Ed Martin said FAA
official gave the group some
"constructive leads."
"The FAA said we could put in


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there what we would like, in-
cluding ways to protect Gulf
Shores and the golf course, and
they would like a narrative to
accompany that plan," Martin
said. "They also asked we list
other ways that could be done."
Due to their expense, Vernace
suggested not using "engineered
materials resisting system"
crushable concrete buffers in
case an airplane overshoots the
runway, said Martin. He sug-
gested lengthening one of the
runways as an option, or possi-
bly changing "declared dis-
tances" (allowing, for example,
aircraft to use only a portion of
available runway) as another
alternative, although Vernace
warned the FAA might not find
that possible.
"The FAA wants a plan that
shows we've considered alterna-
tives to get around the protec-
tion zone (issue)," Martin said.
"Vernace didn't seem to rule
anything out," Martin said. We
certainly don't want to do any-
thing to restrict traffic."
Jim Marble and Chuck
Schmieler, who helped craft the
layout plan, attended the meet-
ing with the mayor, City Man-
ager Marty Black and Airport
Manager Fred Watts.
Fear unfounded
The alternate layout plan or-
iginated from an effort to help
reduce airport noise impacts on
surrounding neighborhoods.
Council members have been
going back and forth on whether
to seek funds to conduct an
advanced noise study.
Please see FAA, 4A


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BY GREG GILES
NEW EDITOR

Venice Planning Commission
Chair John Osmulski announc-
ed his candidacy for Venice City
Council Seat 2 Tuesday.
He's the sec-
ond person
running for
the seat cur-
rently held by
Rick Tacy. Re-
tired correc-
tions officer
and union rep-
resentative
Gary Budway Osmulski
announced
his candidacy two weeks ago.
Tacy has yet to announce
whether he will seek another
term. Due to term limits Tacy
would not be allowed to serve
more than one additional year.
Osmulski, a volunteer in the
community for 30 years, has
chaired the city planning com-
mission since 1998. A general
contractor by trade, at one point
he served on five city and coun-
ty advisory boards chairing all
of them simultaneously.
He chaired the city Parks and
Recreation Advisory Board be-
ginning in 1991, helping broker
the deal between the county and
city that resulted in the Paw
Park. He served from 1993-97 on
the Code Enforcement Board,
and from 1994 to the end of 1996
on the county Natural Resources
& Recreation Advisory Board
until the board was dissolved.
In late 1996 he was appointed
by then Mayor Merle Graser to
city council and served out the
remaining four months of a
term vacated by former Council
Member Maggie Turner. He ran
for the seat and lost by 170 votes
to Janice McDermott.
Please see RUN, 4A

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clog traffic in downtown Ven-
ice Friday.
The Sarasota County
Health Department, Sarasota
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Venice will conduct a drill to
test their drive-through re-
sponse plan for distribution
of medications in the event
of a public health emergency.
The drill will take place
from noon to 1 p.m. at the
Venice Community Center,
326 S. Nokomis Ave. Motor-
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from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. that
day due to extra traffic along
U.S. 41 Business from the
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neighborhood of Riviera
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part of our series on River
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Three arrested in fight at alternative school


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR


A series of fights be-
tween juveniles that got
adults involved broke out
Tuesday afternoon at the
Gulf Coast Marine Instit-
ute in Venice.
Five Venice Police De-
partment officers, two
school resource officers
from the sheriff's office
and two county ambu-
lances responded to the
"second chance" alterna-
tive school on Bahama
Street at 2:36 p.m.
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lice Department Capt. Tom
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between two 16-year-old
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Ray Brydson saw the inci-
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other," according to aVPD
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then attacked Brydson "in
an effort to get him to
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were a little bit riled up.
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cers on site is not a normal
day for us."
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The female youth who
started the altercation was
arrested and released into
the custody of her mother.
Another female was seen
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was escorted into an ambu-
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of breath.
Police officers moved
more than 30 students
into the school courtyard
for questioning in an
attempt to determine the
cause of the fight.
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male student physically
resisted the officers and
had to be restrained. He
was charged with resisting
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released to a parent."
The student swung at
the officers before being
forcibly wrestled to the
ground and handcuffed.
He received a small cut on
the forehead and was
treated and released by
paramedics into the cus-
tody of his mother.
McNulty said the male
student who attacked the


school administrator was
charged with battery on a
school official and was
transported to the Juvenile
Assessment Center in
North County.
Sarasota County School
Resource Officer Todd Lucas
of the sheriff's office plan-
ned to charge the female
with disruption of a school
function, McNulty said.


Names of the students
were not released because
they are all minors.
Jackson said he hadn't
seen a situation like this in
the 10 years he has worked
at the school.
The incident may have
appeared to police to be a
big fight due to the height-
ened tension in the small
building and level of en-


forcement that responded.
"This is definitely not
common," Jackson said.
"We will make the neces-
sary changes" to make sure
it doesn't happen again.
Thirty-four students att-
end the alternative school,
mostly ninth- and tenth-
graders.
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County approves multi-generational project


Community will include independent and
assisted living for seniors, a child care center
and health services.


BY GERALD ROGOVIN
CORRESPONDENT

The Englewood Inter-
Agency Council moved a
step closer last week to its
goal of centering services
for seniors, children and
the ailing of the communi-
ty, joining forces with a
cooperative developer.
A 5-0 vote by the board
of county commissioners
to move the urban services
boundary will enable the
developer, J&A LLC of
Nokomis, to create a resi-
dential community. It will
include independent and
assisted living for seniors,


a child care center and
health services.
The plan to make about
35 percent of the homes in
the 40-acre parcel for
seniors won over the com-
missioners. The area will
be shared with as many as
15 IAC nonprofit agencies.
They will be located in
three buildings alongside
the Englewood Commun-
ity Hospital and the Eng-
lewood YMCA on Medical
Boulevard.
The state health depart-
ment will rent the largest
space. Charlotte County's
health department will
also occupy space. One of


the buildings will house
the YMCA child care pro-
gram. All will be adjacent
to the YMCA parking lot
and within walking dis-
tance of the hospital.
"We've been struggling
for six years to find the
right piece of land that we
can afford," said Dr.
William Coy, the council
chair. "It's been tough get-
ting everyone to agree.
"But Tom Joseph, the
developer, has compro-
mised and horse-traded.
We did the same, and so
did our neighbors. Then
the county came to our
rescue. The result is that
we're all going to benefit,"
Coy said.
He is a director of the
100-bed hospital.
Horse farms and 5-acre


FAA from Page 1A


Council Member Sue
Lang, who began her Ven-
ice political career by found-
ing the Venice Neigh-
borhoods Coalition to
fight airport noise, called
for an FAA-approved "Part
150 noise study" when the
coalition was concerned
the city was under esti-
mating the noise level.
Later Lang opposed the


study after she became
convinced a Part 150 Noise
Study could lead the city
down a path toward pur-
chasing homes within
runway protection zones.
During Thursday's FAA
meeting, Martin said, Ver-
nace said the noise study
would not trigger the tak-
ing of homes. The only
way that could happen,


Martin said, was if the city
asked the FAA to move for-
ward with that action.
If the study found unac-
ceptable levels of airport
noise, Martin said, it could
trigger some effort to pro-
vide insulated windows in
those houses.

ggiles@
venicegondolier.com


RUN from Page 1A


In 1998 Osmulski was
appointed as the first chair
of the newly formed Parks
and Recreation Council for
Sarasota County. He serv-
ed on the board until 2002
- the year he decided to
give up all of his advisory
board positions to focus
on the Venice Planning
Commission.

Direction
Osmulski said he decid-
ed to run for council be-
cause "very simply, I don't
like the direction we are
going in."
He wasn't referring to the
decisions made by council
since the November 2007
election, but more to its
inability to take decisive
action. He also referred to a
growing division within the
community.
"There is nothing wrong
with a little competition,"
said Osmulski. "Also, it's
the right time to do it ...
instead of wondering who
is going to do something.
Maybe we can hash out
some things. Maybe we
can pull together a non-
partisan grassroots move-
ment, unlike the last elec-
tion, and do the right thing
for this city.
"I just want to let every-
body know I'm not be-
holden to anyone."

Politics
Osmulski isn't a strang-
er to the rough and tumble
of city politics. He was at
the helm of the planning
commission's controver-
sial 2006 decision to over-
turn a city administrative
ruling that would have
banned short-term rent-


He wanted to ban them,
he said, but the law just
didn't exist to back up that
decision. He felt that the
commission's decision was
vindicated when Twelfth
Circuit Court Judge Robert
Bennett ruled similarly on
March 17 after the plan-
ning commission's deci-
sion was appealed. Since
then the city announced it
is drafting a ordinance so
short-term rentals can be
regulated.
"Sometimes people don't
like a decision you make,
but unfortunately you
have got to make decisions
based on the law," Os-
mulski said. "Everyone
wanted to vote for the city
(against short-term rent-
als) after the fact. But there
was nothing in the statute
to support the administra-
tive ruling.
"It was the first time
ever we had to consider a
zoning administrator's ap-
peal. Naturally, you would
do everything to protect
the city, but we had noth-
ing on our books. So we
had to make the decision
based on the facts."
Does he support city
council's decision to pro-
ceed with developing a
new code regulating short-
term rentals?
"Yes and no," he said.
"I'm leaning towards
'no.' It depends where it is.
Do I support them all over


the place? Absolutely not."
"I am all for the ordi-
nance. It's something that
should have been done a
long time ago. I have said
for a very long time we
need to update our entire
code system. There is
always someone who can
find a loophole. We've
learned the hard way, un-
fortunately."

No NIMBY
Osmulski lives in the
Golden Beach area, which
council members Sue
Lang, Ed Martin and John
Moore call home. But he
isn't a member of the
Golden Beach Homeown-
ers Association. He said he
joined the organization
years ago for a few years
then didn't renew his
membership after the
group "became so politi-
cal."
"I am by no means a
NIMBY (not in my back
yard)," he said. "I care just
as much as about Golden
Beach as I do about our
gateways East Gate,
Pinebrook, Laurel Road or
any other area.
"I really feel the youth
and younger families,
working-class people and
even retirees deserve a
consistent voice, and not
for one particular group."

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posed complex.

Closing ranks
Englewood residents 65
years of age and older are
expected to reach 52 per-
cent of the community's
population within four
years, according to Coy.
A mix of work force and
conventional single-fami-
ly homes, assisted living
and skilled care facilities
and the three buildings
housing council offices,
clinics and the child care


16 NOTICE OF ACTION
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: The Marriage Of:
ELIZABETH HUNTOON
COURSE,
Petitioner/Wife,
V.
PHILIP STUART NEIGH,
Respondent/Husband.
File No. 2008-DR-005760-NC
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: PHILIP STUART NEIGH,


NOTICE is hereby given you that
ELIZABETH HUNTOON
COURSEN has filed a Petition
for Dissolution of Marriage, in the
above-styled Court and you are
commanded to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, on
I H. STEPHEN HILLEBRAND, 46
N. Washington Blvd., Suite
| 20, Sarasota, Florida 34236,
Petitioner's attorney, on or
I before MAY 19, 2008, and file
the original with the Clerk of
Court either before service on
| Petitioner's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise, a
| default may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
* Petition.


>l
I
I


WITNESS my hand and seal of
the Court at Sarasota, Florida
this 14th day of April, 2008.
KAREN S. RUSHING
Clerk of the Court
By: Maggie Pard
Deputy Clerk
Venice Gondolier Sun
PUBLISH:
APRIL 18, 2008
APRIL 25, 2008
MAY 2, 2008
MAY 9, 2008

20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: The Estate of:
CLINTON 0. PRICE, SR.,
Deceased,
File No. 2008-CP-006330-NC


center will be built within
the complex.
Coy predicted that the
development will tie Char-
lotte and Sarasota coun-
ties closer.
"That is an objective that
Charlotte officials have
sought for quite awhile," he
said. "We have probably the
highest concentration of
seniors in the country, and
they need services."
Petitions to rezone
should go forward in July,
according to John Ask, a
development partner. He


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of CLINTON 0. PRICE, SR.,
deceased, whose date of death
was on or about December 22,
2007, and whose Social Securi-
ty Number is 204-32-8268, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Sarasota County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division; the address of
which is 2000 Main Street,
Sarasota, Florida 34237. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this court ON OR BEFORE THE
LATER OF THE DATE THAT IS
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THE NOTICE TO CREDI-
TORS OR, AS TO ANY CREDI-
TOR REQUIRED TO BE
SERVED WITH A COPY OF
THE NOTICE TO CREDITORS,
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE ON THE CREDITOR.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is May 9, 2008.
Personal Representative:
/s/Clinton 0. Price, Jr.
1532 Aspen Drive
Pottstown, PA 19464
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
/s/James L. Essenson
James L. Essenson, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 359033
2071 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34237
(941) 954-0303
PUBLISH: May 9, 16, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
AND FOR SARASOTA
COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CHARLES F. RUSSELL,
Deceased,
Case No: 2007-CP-005061-NC
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS


hopes they will reach the
county commission by
late September.
Ask, president of the
South County Association
of Neighborhoods, said,
"We're fortunate to have a
visionary like Tom Joseph
in our midst. He found the
80-acre parcel, arranged
with the Environmentally
Sensitive Lands Program
to take over half of it, then
met several times with the
neighbors to resolve how
to satisfy them and make
his plan viable."


LAWfrom Page 1A


Thursday's meeting in Or-
lando with FAA officials.
Rafferty and several oth-
ers, along with Martin,
City Manager Marty Black
and Airport Manager Fred
Watts, made the trip.
Tacy and some other
members of city council
have yet to see the alter-
nate airport layout plan,
although Martin said it is
available at city hall for
anyone to view.
Part of the problem rests
with the numerous versions
of layout plans that have
passed across the desks of
some but not others.
'As best I can tell, there
are actually more than two
versions of various ALP
alternatives that members
of the community have
been working on and that
have been shared with
several members of city
staff, some members of
council and the mayor,"
said City Manager Marty
Black.
Others have questioned
the process for considering
such a plan. The alternate
plans have yet to be pre-
sented before the Airport
Advisory Board. Martin said
AAB Chair Paul Hollowell
was aware of the alternate
layout plan and didn't
object to his discussing the
concept with FAA officials
prior to AAB review.

Backfired
Martin and Lang dis-


missed the accusations of
Sunshine Law violations
as untrue.
Tacy said he was trying
to make a point: private
meetings are taking place.
"It all backfired on me,"
Tacy said this week. "I am
just hoping this will go
away. As far as I am con-
cerned, I thought I was
doing the right thing."
The incident may not
have been, by itself, proof
of a violation, but Tacy still
asserts certain council
members are violating
more than just the spirit of
the law.
Last week the mayor
spent considerable time
clearing the air by explain-
ing to the public he didn't
take part in the develop-
ment of the alternate air-
port layout plan generated
by a citizen group. Yet the
plans were discussed
weeks ago with FAA offi-
cials in Washington, D.C.,
on an official visit by a city
contingency led by the
mayor.
Martin said it was noth-
ing more than a concept
brought forth by citizens
that was worthy of consid-
eration.
"I was just showing the
plan for comments, not
trying to get it approved,"
Martin said.
Still, the idea doesn't sit
well with Tacy.
"Yes, they have been
having private meetings,"


he said. You can tell "just
(by) the way they speak
when they say 'we' or 'our
plan' ... and I haven't even
seen the plan."
Now that he's actually
accused the mayor of Sun-
shine Law violations, he
said, one resident has threat-
ened to file ethics charges
against him if he doesn't
carry through with filing a
formal accusation.
"I know what the con-
sequences of breaking the
Sunshine Law are, but not
for pointing it out," Tacy
said.
Just the perception that
council members are break-
ing the Sunshine Law has
city officials concerned.
City Manager Marty
Black has warned council
members on occasion in
public to stay well within
the limits of the law when
discussing city business so
as not to raise even the
perception of a violation.
According to Martin,
City Attorney Bob Ander-
son on Monday told him
both instances taking
the alternate airport lay-
out plan to Washington for
review by FAA officials,
and discussing it with Raf-
ferty briefly in Lang's pres-
ence did not appear to
violate the open-meetings
law, from what he was
told.

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20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS


THE ABOVE ESTATE, the admin- NOTICE TO CREDITORS
istrationof the estate of The administration of the estate
CHARLES F. RUSSELL, of LARRY R. WAGNER,
deceased, File Number 2007- ofeceLARRY Rsed, File umbWAer 2008-
CP-005061-NC, is pending in CP-005396-SC, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Sarasota the Circuit Court for SARASOTA
County, Florida, Probate Division, County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is P.O. Box the address of which is 4000
3079, Sarasota, Florida South Tamiami Trail, Venice,
34230-3079. The names and FL 34293. The names and
addresses of the personal repre- addresses of the Personal Repre-
sentative and the personal repre- tentative and the Personal Rep-
sentative's attorney are set forth resentative's attorney are set
below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS forth below.
ARE NOTIFIED THAT All creditors of the decedent and
All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or
other persons having claims or demands against decedent's
demands against decedent's estate, including unmatured, con-
estate on whom a copy of this tingent or unqudated claims, on
notice is served WITHIN THREE whom a copy of this notice is
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF served, must file their claims with
THE FIRST PUBLER THE ICATION OF this Court WITHIN THE LATER
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THIS NOTICE MUST FILE THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
THEIR CLAIMS WITH THIS LOCATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
COURT WITHIN THE LATER OF 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
DATE OF THIS NOTICE OR NOTICE ON THEM.
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE All other creditors of the dece-
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY dent and persons having claims
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. or demands against the dece-
All other creditors of the dece- dent's estate must file their
dent and persons having claims claims with this Court WITHIN
or demands against the dece- THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
dent's estate must file their DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
claims with this court WITHIN TION OF THIS NOTICE.
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- FILED WILL BE FOREVER
TION OF THIS NOTICE. BARRED.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS The date of the first publica-
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR- lion of this notice is May 2,
EVER BARRED. 2008.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this notice is May 9, Personal Representative:
2008. DATRIlIA I ND.I


Personal Representative:
SANDRA M. RUSSELL
c/o 6624 Gateway Avenue
Sarasota, Florida 34231
KURT F. LEWIS
ATTORNEY for Petitioner
Florida Bar NO. 119630
6624 Gateway Avenue
Sarasota, Florida 34231
Tele: (941) 921-5595
Fax: (941)-921-3950
PUBLISH: May 9, 16, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORI-
DA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: Estate of
LARRY R. WAGNER,
Deceased.
File No: 2008-CP-005396-SC


940 Tresillian Ct.
Alpharetta, GA 30022
W. GRADY HUIE, ESQUIRE
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Grant philosophical about bill that got away


BY BOB FLISS
STAFF WRITER

Losing a bill on the last
day of the Legislature's an-
nual session may be frus-
trating, but it's hardly the
same as losing the champi-
onship in the last minute.
In sports, you have to
start the next season with
zero wins. In politics, all
the vetting that goes into a
bill that falls short needn't
be written off as wasted
effort. If nothing else, it
gives lawmakers an idea of
what will fly and what will
not. They can come back
with a streamlined bill the
following session and cru-
ise to passage.
Rep. Mike Grant, R-Port
Charlotte, said he hopes to
revive a bill
concerning
transparen-
cy in local
govern-
ment finan-
cial report-
ing that fail-
ed on the
S final day of
Grant the 2008
Florida Leg-
islature last Friday.
But if he gets the chan-
ce, it will be from the other
side of the Capitol. Grant is
leaving the House after
two terms to run for the
District 23 Senate seat be-
ing vacated by Sen. Lisa
Carlton, R-Sarasota, who
has reached her term limit.
House Bill 7123 was
Grant's big project for the
session as chair of the House
Government Efficiency &
Accountability Council.
"On transparency, we
were really dealing with
two separate issues; one
was budgeting, the other
was reporting purchases
and other contracts of over
$5,000," Grant said.
Web slinging
The basic idea behind
the transparency bill was
to hold smaller govern-
ment units to the same
reporting standards re-
quired of counties.
The Florida League of
Cities and other lobbying
groups raised moderate
objections about the cost
of compliance. After some
tweaking, the bill mandat-
ed that all governments
prepare a budget summa-
ry of no more than four
pages, which would have
to be posted to the Inter-
net or, at a minimum, filed
with the county clerk's
office for public inspec-
tion. This provision recog-
nized the fact that some
small governments have
yet to create aWeb site.
Counties would be held
to a higher standard. Along
with fulfilling the same
requirements as smaller
entities, counties would
also have to publish their
summary budgets in a
local newspaper of record.
But this requirement would
sunset in 2018, in anticipa-
tion that the Internet would
by then become the pri-
mary source of informa-
tion for most taxpayers.
Still alive
The bill was introduced
by Grant in the "Geek
council" in early April, and
was initially overshadowed
by two property tax-re-
form measures discussed
at the same meeting.
Council chair Rep. Frank
Attkisson, R-St. Cloud, in-
troduced a resolution to
put a referendum on the
November ballot allowing
Florida voters to decide
whether local government
revenue should be capped
with a formula that includ-
ed population growth and
the rate of inflation. And
Rep. Carlos Lopez-Can-
tera, R-Miami, introduced
another referendum reso-
lution that would have


capped ad valorem tax
bills at no more than 1.35
percent of the assessed
value of a property.
Both of these referenda


promised to be blockbuster
"sequels" to Amendment 1,
which was approved by
Florida voters in January.
Amendment 1 doubles the
homestead exemption to
$50,000 and creates a for-
mula that lowers tax ass-
essments for homesteaders
who relocate within Florida.
The House passed both
resolutions and the
Senate quickly informed
the House leadership that
it had no interest in them.
That left Grant's HB 7123
as one of the few "Geek
council" measures that had
a good shot at passing as the
Legislature entered its final
week of morning-to-mid-


night sessions.
Bargaining
It was at this point that
the second issue trans-
parency in government
contracting came to
dominate discussions. A
compatible Senate bill,
sponsored by Sen. Ronda
Storms, R-Brandon, called
for all local governments
to post contracts valued at
$5,000 or more to the
Internet.
Grant said he viewed
this as an "unfunded man-
date" that might better be
spoonfed to localities in
some future year when
there was more money. He


countered with an amend-
ment that would have
required the state to set
the example for local gov-
ernments state agen-
cies, the university system
and water management
districts would have to pub-
lish contracts of $25,000 or
greater to the Web.
Thinking he had a deal,
Grant went to the legisla-
tors' playbook around 11:30
p.m. on the next-to-last day
of session. He moved that
the House pass Storms' SB
392, with two amendments
- one incorporating every-
thing in the transparency
bill, another a much shorter
measure that clarifies the


county clerk's role as the
county's auditor.
Close, but ...
With time running out,
the House accepted the
amendments and the bill
in just a couple of minutes.
But the amendments were
substantial enough that
the Senate needed to vote
on it one more time.
There was plenty of
time for this on the last
day of session Friday. But
the Senate never took up
the matter.
In hindsight, Grant said
the sticking point was the
contract-disclosure provi-
sions the Senate spon-


sors wanted their $5,000
standard. Grant said he
would have been willing to
compromise on this point.
But time ran out during a
typically hectic final day of
session.
HB 7123 at least seems
to have created some kind
of House consensus on
budget disclosure that will
be a useful starting point
next year, Grant said.
And as for the more
unsettled matter of con-
tract disclosure, "I think
we can pick that up next
year when we have a little
more time to study the
issues," he said.
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OPINION


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SUN EDITOR
BROOKY BROWN
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OUR VIEW


They're still coming and bringing friends


Y ou thought Florida's housing mal-
aise would last forever? And that
migration from the north would stop, or
possibly reverse itself in years to come?
Guess again, according to consultant
Arthur Nelson, co-director of the Met-
ropolitan Institute at Virginia Tech.
Recently, Nelson laid out a demo-
graphic snapshot of the Sunshine State
in years to come for Sarasota County
commissioners. His presentation was
intended as a foundation for county
officials considering ways to steer de-
velopment in the future.
Some highlighted factoids from Nel-
son's presentation:
The population of the United States
will continue to soar. The 300 million
Americans in 2006 will become 500 mil-
lion in 2050. In fact, Nelson said, the rate
of growth is so high that this country is


adding 100 million people faster than
any place in the world other than India
and Pakistan.
Sarasota County's population
should grow from 327,000 in 2000 to
664,000 in 2040. How's that? Even with a
growth rate of only 3 percent per year,
Nelson said, the population roughly
doubles in 24 years. (The same happens
with your savings account, thanks to
compound interest.)
Total housing units needed in the
county will increase from 183,000 in
2000 to 372,000 in 2040.
The number of full- and part-time
jobs needed will grow from 192,000 in
2000 to 450,000 in 2040.
The makeup of "traditional" house-
holds is changing in the United States.
In 1960, 48 percent of American house-
holds had children. In 2000, only 33 per-


cent did, and in 2040 only 28 percent
will. That means people will want differ-
ent types of housing and communities.
Nelson did qualify his projections.
State taxing policies, in particular, could
throw the numbers off. But, overall, he
warned, dramatic change was coming,
one way or another.
People will continue to move south
to Florida, they'll need homes and jobs
and it's likely there will be less demand
for "traditional" stand-alone, single-
family homes with yards.
Without strong public policies, that
could mean existing green space could
disappear in 30 years. Nobody wants
that. That's why Sarasota County offi-
cials, backed by Nelson, are rethinking
land-use policies to encourage redevel-
opment of existing properties with
mixed-use principles essentially


attached housing and shopping.
Nelson said all the needed develop-
ment could be accommodated on exist-
ing sites; as he put it, it could be built on
all current "parking lots."
But to encourage that style of devel-
opment, county officials may have to
change land-use regulations to give
developers more financial incentives.
And that could mean relaxing guide-
lines dealing with traffic congestion,
among other things.
That makes sense. Mixed-use devel-
opments in existing sites create less traf-
fic than traditional retail developments
at those places or new suburban hous-
ing. But that could be a hard sell with
residents who are already upset about
existing congestion and other growth-
related issues.
That will be the trick.


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Suppose you became a
new county commission-
er. What would you do?
How would you make de-
cisions about public safety,
an aging infrastructure,
protecting the environ-
ment and economic devel-
opment?
And you don't have
enough money to pay for
everything. Now what
would you do?
You'll have a chance to
make those kinds of deci-
sions at three public ses-
sions this month.
Small groups of citizens
will play a county simula-
tion that will give them a
series of decisions about
priorities and spending.
We expect it to be a chal-
lenge and a great opportu-
nity for citizens to suggest
priorities for county deci-
sions especially when
there's no way to do every-
thing people want.
Why are we doing this?
For several reasons.
Sarasota County is ex-
periencing a volatile and
unpredictable combina-
tion of economic down-
turns, property tax pres-
sures, public demands for
service and rising expecta-
tions for financial ac-
countability from elected
officials.
For several years, the
Sarasota County Commis-
sion has worked to assure
a solid financial position
by reducing spending and
building a financial re-
serve. But a combination
of factors is driving new
financial challenges.
In 2007, the state Leg-
islature began instituting
limits on county spending.
Referendums are pushing
back ad valorem revenue
and the depressed real
estate market is affecting
property valuation and
revenue from new build-
ing permits.
Citizens last year over-
whelmingly approved
Amendment 1 to the state
Constitution, expanding
the Save our Homes provi-
sion and reducing proper-
ty tax revenues. The eco-
nomic downturn has dis-


rupted traditional revenue
sources such as sales taxes,
telecommunication taxes
and gas taxes.
Overall, county budget
analysts estimate revenue
losses of $14 million to $26
million for fiscal year 2009,
which will force further
cutbacks in Sarasota Coun-
ty's ability to maintain the
programs and services the
public expects. Mean-
while, many of the routine
costs of governmental op-
erations, like fuel, energy,
construction, materials
and insurance, are rapidly
increasing.
The recent session of
the Florida Legislature also
made it clear that legisla-
tors will continue to push
property tax initiatives that
will dramatically reduce
county revenues. The House
failed in an attempt to cap
all property taxes at 1.35
percent, but we know that
effort that will continue.

WANT TO
PARTICIPATE?
Each session lasts
about three hours. Par-
ticipants should plan to
attend the entire ses-
sion, and seating is limit-
ed to 300 participants.
Light refreshments will
be served.
The sessions:
May 22, 6-9 p.m.,
Municipal Auditorium,
801 North Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota
May 30, 2-5 p.m.,
Venice Community
Center, 326 S. Nokomis
Ave., Venice
May 31, 9 a.m.-
noon, Gulf Coast Event
and Conference Center
at Girl Scout Head-
quarters, 4780 Cattle-
men Road, Sarasota
For more information
or to register, call 861 -
5000 or visit www.
scgov.net.


But there's also an excit-
ing opportunity emerging
to shape our financial
decisions.
Communities through-
out the country, including
Sarasota County, are expe-
riencing a shift in how they
make budget decisions
and about public expecta-
tions for input and in-
volvement in the decision-
making process. Respon-
sive governments and
elected officials are look-
ing for ways to increase cit-
izen participation and

Please see LEY, 7A


LETTERS FROM OUR READERS

Urge board to rebuild Venice High School now


Editor:
It is time to proceed with the rebuilding of Venice
High School. The current facility was built in the mid
1950s and does not serve the needs of the students.
The costs of maintaining the outdated facility, espe-
cially the air conditioning system with its frequent
breakdowns, could better be spent toward building a
new facility. The existing facility lacks sufficient class-
room space, cafeteria space and instructional capabili-
ties. There are security concerns that cannot be met due
to the present layout of the campus.
A special capital advisory task force recommended to
the Sarasota County School Board that funds be bor-
rowed in order to start the rebuild of Venice High School
(and Booker High School). Currently, budget forecasts
project that rebuilding these schools may be completed
by 2020, if the school board waited for funds to be avail-
able on a pay-as-you-go plan.
Additional reasons to rebuild these schools now
rather than waiting five to 10 years, are that the current
interest rates are relatively low, cost of construction
would be lower at this time because more contractors
may be looking for work and offering these construction
jobs at this time would help boost the economy.
The outdated conditions of the facilities, the extra
ongoing maintenance costs and the lack of current
instructional capabilities are not in the best interest of
the students at Venice High School.
Please encourage your school board to make the deci-
sion to borrow funds and begin rebuilding Venice High
School (and Booker High School) as soon as possible.

Andrew J. Britton
President of the Venice High School Foundation
Lisa Callaghan
Elementary school teacher and chair of the VHS School Advisory
Committee
Donald Hay
Past president of the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce


Another word
beginning with
'rep ...'
Editor:
I think it is time we
stopped trying to per-
suade the rapacious pred-
ators at the top of the food
chain to make nice. You
might as well tell an alliga-
tor to stop eating your
pets.
These Republicans are
not interested in the well-


being of low-level pond
scum like me, an unem-
ployed, college-educated,
pinko liberal with an inter-
est in social conscience.
No, I am just getting in the
way of their agenda.
The eventual idea is to
marginalize those of us
that they can, and consoli-
date power at the top. This
is a long-term social agen-
da.
What does the Ever-


glades mean to them, if
they "own" the whole coun-
try? Medicare? Medicaid?
So what. Doesn't affect
them. They have private
money.
Police and fire? Child
abuse? Won't matter to
them, they have their own
strategies to cope, and
those things won't affect
their way of life in the
country club, especially
after a few more years of
this.
I am not a misanthrope.
(OK, so I am a little cyni-
cal.) But I know enough
not to let the alligators take
over my back yard and
then hope they will be nice
later, because by then, it's
too late.
Get the Reptilian Re-
publicans out now, while
there's still time. I am not
looking forward to grow-
ing old, living in a banana
republic, with haves vs.
have-nots.
I know which side I will
be on, and it's not looking
good for us in the pond
right now.

Janet O'Brien
Sarasota

Even conservatives
get representation
Editor:
Mr. West of North Port
wrote "GOP out of touch"
and then started to criti-
cize Rep. Kreegel voting for
the right to bring your gun
to work bill, H.B. 503. I say
he's taking our state one
step closer to responsible
safety, only proving Mr.
West is out of touch with
reality. I believe he would
be very surprised how
many already take their


gun to work.
Then Mr. West proceeds
on one hand to say Vern
Buchanan is sending out
surveys keeping us in-
formed, then when he gets
an e-mail stating the obvi-
ous opposite position of
Mr. West, he wants to
know why Vern Buchanan
wastes his time with such
questions. Well, Mr. West,
it's quite obvious the spec-
ified survey went against
your opinion, and Vern
Buchanan reported to you
how the survey came out.
After all, he does represent
the majority, not just the
liberal left.

B. Farley
Venice
Anti-war sentiment
crosses lines
Editor:
Mr. Brownlee's recent
letter seems to indicate
that he disagrees with al-
most 70 percent of his fel-
lowAmericans concerning
the Iraq war and its archi-
tect, President Bush. He, of
course, has a right to that
opinion, but some of his
points are way off the
mark.
I myself was a lifelong
Republican until the inva-
sion of Iraq. I have con-
verted to Independent,
which means I am capable
of forming opinions with-
out the help of party pro-
paganda.
Saddam Hussein was
indeed an evil man and it
is good that he is gone.
What a shame the Reagan
administration considered
him such a good friend
and provided him with
Please see LETTERS, 7A





FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2008


LET 'EM HAVE IT: SHOULD IMPROVEMENTS TO RIVER ROAD OR THE VENICE BYPASS GET THE HIGHER
FUNDING PRIORITY? CALL US AT 207-1111.


What's up with the dock?


Pier pressure. I heard that the people at the pier were
trying to make numerous police reports to try to lobby
Marty Black to close the pier at night. It's ludicrous. That
thing has been open since I was a kid, which is 30 years
or so; and it's a bunch of old people who, I guess, don't
like cleaning up a fishing pier. The kids need a place to
go. There's a lot of good kids out there who don't cause
any trouble. They're just trying to make a mountain out
of a molehill. Marty Black, do not let them talk you into
closing the pier. Hopefully, it's not anything you would
consider.


Just fine. I think the
code enforcement depart-
ment needs to start fining
residents. I happen to
know someone who works
there and they tell me that
the taxpayers have way too
many rights.
They've got 30 days to
take care of a code viola-


tion, and after that 30
days, they could do a
whole new code violation
and take another 30 days
for that to be taken care of.
So in other words, it's no
skin off the taxpayer's
teeth to keep breaking the
codes.
I think they need to be


fined and that would stop
so many code violations,
along with the code en-
forcement department ac-
tually making some mon-
ey and creating an income
for themselves, where they-
've been a service that's
costing the taxpayers mon-
ey. Talking about waist-
high weeds and people
who neglect their prop-
erties. They need to pay in
advance for the officer to
come out to their house.
They know what the codes
are and how the lawn is
supposed to be cut, and
they know they're not to
have derelict cars in the
yard.
Wired. While driving


across the Circus Bridge
onto the island, I noticed
the beautiful plantings
and trees and the very nice
appearance that visitors
get when they come on the
island. I was wondering
why this couldn't be car-
ried over at the South Jetty
area where there is chick-
en wire fence and a bunch
of shrubs.
It seems to me it's
unkept and that the city
could do a better job, be
more creative and provide
a more beautiful entrance
to our South Jetty recre-
ation area.
Other areas around the
Intracoastal don't have
chicken wire fence for
those visiting the Intra-
coastal. It seems to me that
visitors could get the
wrong impression.


LEY from Page 6A


knowledge about the costs
of services and programs,
as well as the difficult
choices that must be
made when public priori-
ties complete for increas-
ingly limited funds.
This emerging force is
driving a new kind of poli-
tics and a new kind of
democracy. It's new con-
cept of shared governance
characterized by public
dialogue, public engage-
ment and collaboration.
Elected officials and citi-
zens are learning and
working to collectively
govern themselves and
share the responsibility for
setting community priori-
ties and making budgetary
allocations to support
them.
This is happening a
number of ways. Govern-
ments are increasingly
reaching out to and work-
ing through community
and neighborhoods to en-
gage citizens through


those connections. Gov-
ernments also are organ-
izing combinations of
large and small group
meetings to encourage
public discussion and par-
ticipation creating a
shared dialogue about val-
ues and priorities that can
be formed into a consen-
sus that can move from
talk to public policy.
This is a new form of
local government where
working directly with citi-
zens, and involving them
in decisions, is as impor-
tant as representing them.
This, in turn, means a new
role for elected officials
and a new role for admin-
istrators who carry out
their policy directions.
To encourage and sup-
port this new spirit of col-
laboration, Sarasota Coun-
ty is inviting citizens to the
three budget simulations.
Participants will have an
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challenges to a hypotheti-
cal county.
We hope to share with
citizens the diverse chal-
lenges of balancing multi-
ple community priorities,
how we allocate resources
for those priorities and how
they can participate in the
decision-making process.
We also want citizens to
share their own communi-
ty priorities with us.
These are not presenta-
tions. Small groups of par-
ticipants will participate in
a simulation where they
will make decisions based
on realistic simulations.
Each situation covers a
typical day in a simulated
community.
Unexpected events will
require teams to make
decisions based on spend-
ing and priorities. They
might have to decide, for
example, whether to build a
hurricane shelter or con-
struct a needed road. If they


choose the road, they
might later find that a
strong hurricane has left
people without protection.
Choices will be design-
ed to encourage debate
and consensus. There
won't be any obvious or
easy answers. With limited
funds, the groups will have
to collaborate to reach a
consensus.
Three meetings will be
held throughout the coun-
ty, making them accessible
for as many people as pos-
sible. We believe our active
and engaged community
is our greatest resource in
a dramatically changing
time of financial restric-
tions and funding expec-
tations.
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for these sessions because
we need you to help us
make the important choic-
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weapons Iraq used to kill
tens of thousands of Iran-
ians another reason for
my conversion. Now Iran
is returning the favor by
giving weapons to our en-
emies in Iraq.
As far as the worn-out
phrase "cut and run" goes,
we can forget about it -
that option never really
existed. Our troops will be
bleeding in Iraq for gener-
ations to come.
To bring up all of the
half-truths, miscalcula-
tions and mistakes associ-
ated with the war would
be akin to beating the
proverbial dead horse and
would likely fill the entire
newspaper. We must ac-
cept the fact that our mili-
tary is stuck in a country
that had no WMDs, noth-
ing to do with Sept. 11 and
no al-Qaida presence.
This misplacement of
our military strength will
probably eliminate the
possibility of victory in Af-
ghanistan, where the real
bad guys planned and exe-
cuted the Sept. 11 attacks.

Al Bosch
Venice

Business gets
food for thought
Editor:
While dining out at a
very popular East Venice
Avenue restaurant last Fri-
day night, our table of five
was appalled at the atti-
tude of our waiter when
we pointed out an obvious
error on his part. A $4
overcharge on each of two
meals was met with a
childishly arrogant and
snotty attitude when the
correction was requested.
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whom had never dined
there before, were so
stricken by this attitude
that they removed the tip
from their charge receipt,
as we should have done.
As the incident pro-
gressed it was learned that
our poorly behaved waiter
was the son of the owner.
Not only did the waiter try
to force my wife out the
side door, telling her to
"Get lost," he held the door
closed when she tried to
re-enter in order to assist
and escort her 87-year-old
mother from the restau-
rant.
Pointing through the
glass door over this wait-
er's shoulder at her moth-
er, who has a hard time
walking unassisted, she
demanded to be let back
in. Our waiter finally al-
lowed her re-entry, as he
turned and stepped on the
toes of my mother-in-law
through her open-toed
sandals, causing her to cry
out.
The owner also took
offense at our pointing out
his son's gross mistake and
offered no reprimand for
his son's inexcusable be-
havior.
I say shame on you
both for this appalling and
rude behavior. You know
who you are. Such treat-
ment guarantees that
there are at least five cus-
tomers whom you will not
see again.


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Seaboard Office Park a hidden gem


BY ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST

Where do local entre-
preneurs, the future busi-
ness people of America,
launch their fledgling com-
panies? One such opportu-
nity in Venice is Seaboard
Office Park, 312 E. Venice
Ave., partially hidden on
the southeastern side of
the Venice Avenue Bridge.
Seventy-two small busi-
nesses use this facility, pro-
viding services to the resi-
dents ofVenice and the rest
of South Sarasota County.
The most recent occu-
pant is Sharon Gaza, a
massage therapist who
operates A Quiet Moment.
"I moved here because it
is so convenient," said Gaza.
"The management office


receives my clients and
mail, and parking, which is
always a problem in Venice,
is so convenient."
Seaboard Office Park is
a gem for dynamic busi-
ness people, home to such
diverse services as a pota-
to chip salesman, a mas-
sage therapist, mortgage
brokers, an alarm compa-
ny, real estate appraisers, a
plumbing company and
many others, including a
psychologist.
Originally the site of a
popular restaurant See-
ley's Steak House before
the Intracoastal Waterway
and bridge were con-
structed, it has apparently
had a number of uses until
reaching its full potential.
Owner Peter Richards
grew up in Saco, Mass.,


where he learned the hard
way how to run a small
business from his self-em-
ployed parents. His moth-
er operated a hairdressing
salon and his father was a
building contractor.
"Knowing what it is to
run a small company has
made me appreciate and
understand small busi-
nesses," he said. "That's
why I chose to get into
commercial real estate. It's
been very successful by
sticking with the basic for-
mula helping small
enterprises grow."
As he reaches his third
anniversary of acquiring
Seaboard Office Park with
55 tenants, he is delighted at
having filled it almost to
capacity with 72 occupants.
"It is a clean, updated


environment since being
refurbished," said Richards.
The 36 offices and 36
separate warehouses have
a centralized visitor wait-
ing room, an on-site man-
agement office, ample
parking and easy access to
the gateway to Venice and
the island.
'A lot of local entrepre-
neurs started with us and
grew to move on to larger
businesses in the Venice
area," said Richards. "Both
Fifth Third Bank and Ul-
timate Lawn Service began
their local operations here.
"In spite of the alleged
recession, our businesses
here are doing very well,
they're growing."


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SUN PHOTO BY ROGER BUTTON
New occupants of Seaboard Office Park, A Quiet Moment
owner Sharon Gaza, massage therapist and Reiki practitioner,
demonstrates on her daughter, Beth Walton, massage thera-
pist, while Barbara Fowler, property manager, watches.


Housing fund provides more than shelter


home. And for thousands
of Florida families, monies
from state housing trust
funds are the only way to
realize the American
dream of homeownership.
Florida Realtors join
Florida homebuilders and
15 other business groups in
seeking full funding of the
STEPHEN LINGLEY William E. Sadowski Affor-
REAL ESTATE COLUMNIST dable Housing Trust Fund.
As you know, the Sad-
owski Fund was established


assistance to Florida's low-
income families. It is sup-
ported entirely by a portion
of documentary stamp tax-
es on real estate transac-
tions. In fact, Realtors sup-
ported the proposed in-
crease in doc stamps with
the stipulation the funds
would be used solely for this
trust fund.
Beneficiaries of the
Sadowski Fund include
the elderly, teachers, fire-


ers supporting a family of
four by working two, and
sometimes three, mini-
mum-wage jobs.
With the median wage
at $28,570, or about $3,000
less than the national av-
erage, and a median home
price of $233,600, the need
for housing assistance
programs is clear.
For the 2007-08 fiscal
year, the Sadowski Fund,
intended as a dedicated


There's no place like in 1992 to provide housing fighters, nurses and work- revenue source for local


and state housing pro-
grams, is expected to reach
$561 million significantly
more than the $243 million
that will be available unless
the Legislature removes the
cap on the trust funds im-
posed in 2005.
Allocating $561 million
for the construction of
low-income single-family
and multifamily housing
would go a long way
toward providing jobs and
generating substantial tax


revenue. In fact, for every
$1 million of state funding,
$10.36 million of econom-
ic activity is generated.
This would be a great
stimulus in allowing ser-
vice workers and also pro-
fessionals to live where
they work.

Stephen Lingley is presi-
dent of the Venice Area
Board of Realtors Inc., 680
Substation Road, Venice,
809-7580.


Kozy Toes Flooring opens for business


ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST


Remodeling installer Ke-
vin Mayers left California to
come to Sarasota. For the
past seven years he has
operated Mayers Services
LLC throughout Sarasota
County. Now with his wife,
Rebecca, he has opened
Kozy Toes Flooring, 635
North Tamiami Trail, Noko-
mis, in the Park Isles Plaza.
"This is the retail arm of
our business, which will
help expand the services
we provide," Rebecca said.
Highlighted in their 900-
square-foot showroom are


new eco-friendly bamboo
and cork flooring together
with displays of hardwoods,
laminates, tile, carpet, fau-
cets, showers, baths, gran-
ite, Corian and quartz.
Since moving to Venice
seven years ago, Rebecca, a
professional photographer,
launched and continues to
operate her own company,
Rebecca Mayers Photo-
graphy. Call 488-2545.
Service for amputees
A new state-of-the-art
business supporting amp-
utees opened recently,
Gulf Coast Orthotics and
Prosthetics, 1203 Jacaran-
da Blvd., on the second
floor of the Venice Health
Park.
Keith Roderiques, CPO,
launched the new service,
which provides braces,
arch supports and artifi-
cial limbs by physician
prescription only.
"We can replace any-
thing needing replacement,
from heel lifts to neck brac-


ing and anything in be-
tween," said Roderiques.
From New Bedford,
Mass., he obtained a de-
gree and specialized in
physical therapy followed
by post-graduate work in
prosthetics at Newington
Children's Hospital. Dur-
ing a five-year internship
in Chicago he obtained his
ABC prosthetics and orth-
otic degrees.
In 2005 he came to Ven-
ice and has now opened his
own company. His wife,
Lilliane, is co-owner, Pat
Kolodgy is office adminis-
trator and Mary White is
secretary. Office hours are
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. week-
days. Call 497-3800.
Tenth-anniversary
party planned
Ten years ago enter-
tainer Bruce Tetley per-
formed at the opening of
the Honoluana Tiki Bar at
its original Dona Bay loca-
tion, which was torn down
two years ago to be re-


placed by condominiums.
This week he returns to
celebrate the 10th ann-
iversary at the new Hono-
luana Island Grill, 222
Airport Road, formerly the
44th Aero Squadron.
Restaurant co-owner
Marilyn Westrom said the
10th Anniversary and Pir-
ates Party will be Saturday
(May 10) evening; several
original employees and
customers are attending.
Guitar player and singer
Tetley, who performs
blues, Motown and reg-
gae, will be joined by the
Szambalan Vodka Girls.
Rental
company opens
Local broker Pam Cam-
eron has partnered with
broker Jolene Hauser to
open their new property
management and realty
company, Southern Sails
Properties Inc., 231 S.
Nokomis Ave., Suite E, ac-
ross from SunTrust Bank.
Hauser will operate the


property management
sales and administration
parts. Cameron will contin-
ue her personalized realty
interests, but also is devel-
oping links internationally
to offer Venice residents
rentals in Spain. She will be
promoting to Europeans
vacation rentals and sales
on the Gulf of Mexico.
"The market is chang-
ing, and there is a need to
help sellers who want to
earn income and defray
some of the costs, while
keeping their properties on
the market," said Cameron.
All listed rentals will be
on the MLS system, and
plans are to promote the
properties through Euro-
pean Realtors. Call
244-2901.
IHOP update
"It's taking longer than
we expected as we wait for
authorization to start ma-
jor renovations," said Dan
Enea, executive vice presi-
dent of Sunshine Restau-


rant Partners.
The company is opening
an International House of
Pancakes restaurant in the
former Durango's, 4369
South Tamiami Trail, South
Venice. Enea said it is not
abnormal to encounter
delays, and he is feeling
pretty good about the
progress of the project.
Internal reconstruction
has been approved and
contractors have started
demolishing the existing
layout to prepare it for an
IHOP dining room. Every-
thing is ready to roll, and
they are looking at an
August opening for the
location, which will serve
breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Going out of
business
In the past few days
Famous Footwear, 1846
South Tamiami Trail, ceas-
ed trading at that location.


businews@comcast.net


BIZ BRIEFS


Biz Briefs features
notices of business-related
events and meetings, new
hires and promotions, new
businesses and significant
professional awards, hon-
ors and achievements.
Submissions should be e-
mailed tobmudge@venice
gondolier com.
Chamber calendar
Network lunch, Mon-
day, May 19, 11:45 a.m.,
Cafe Venice, 116 W Venice
Ave., $12 per person. RSVP
required, 488-2236.
Wake Up! Venice, Wed-
nesday, May 21, 7:45 a.m.,
Bogey's Restaurant & Sports
Pub, 652 E. Venice Ave.
Tri-chamber Business
After Five, Thursday, May
22, 5:30 p.m., Plantation
Golf & Country Club, 500
Rockley Blvd., $5 mem-
bers, $10 nonmembers.


State releases
flu-planning kit
The Department of Flor-
ida Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services has devel-
oped a planning guide to
assist small businesses to
prepare for and respond to
a pandemic influenza out-
break.
Called the Pandemic
Influenza Agriculture Plan-
ning Toolkit, the 28-page
guide walks business own-
ers through various steps in
planning and responding to
such an outbreak, including
accounting for the where-
abouts of employees, stor-
ing emergency supplies and
establishing communica-
tions with key contacts dur-
ing the emergency.
It can be accessed on
the Florida Department of


Agriculture and Consumer
Services Web site at http://
www.doacs.state.fl.us.
The guidebook can be
altered or tailored to add-
ress the needs of most agri-
cultural operations and en-
courages such businesses
to review the tool kit.
Pandemic influenza is a
global disease outbreak in
which a new influenza
virus emerges a virus
against which people have
little, if any, immunity and
one for which there is no
vaccine. The disease sp-
reads easily from person
to person, causing serious
illnesses, and can quickly
move across an entire
country or continent.
SCORE needs
counselors
SCORE, counselors to
America's small business-


es, is seeking additional
counselors.
The nonprofit, all-vol-
unteer organization of men
and women who offer free
advice to small start-up and
existing businesses is look-
ing for people who have
had experience in the oper-
ation of business, either
large or small.
For more information,
visit www.score-suncoast.
org and click on "volunteer."
Schroeders takes
builders challenge
Schroeders Homes Inc.
has joined the U.S. De-
partment of Energy's Buil-
ders Challenge.
The EnergySmart Home
Scale, or E-Scale, will serve
as a tool for marketing ener-
gy-efficient homes. The
challenge program encour-
ages U.S. home builders to


adopt the E-Scale on a vol-
untary basis, and also to uti-
lize best practices for home
design and construction.
The initiative seeks to
accelerate use of successful
whole-house design and
construction practices that
have been developed and
verified through DOE re-
search in its Building Am-
erica program.
Honored at
Prudential
Prudential Florida WCI
Realty has recognized the
following associates:
Stacey Schwartz, who
received the Honor Society
award from the Prudential
Real Estate Network.
Kathe Owens, who
received the Leading Edge
award from the Prudential
Real Estate Network.
Team Venetian's Ron


and Margaret Dressel,
Judith Mazrin and Fredrick
Sawyer, who are Presidents
Circle award winners. The
Presidents Circle places
them in the top 5 percent of
sales professionals in the
Prudential Real Estate
Network in 2007.
Roffers joins
Clear Channel
Clear Channel has an-
nounced the hiring of
Bradlee P Roffers of Os-
prey as national sales
manager. Roffers will over-
see national sales for Clear
Channel's 20 Sarasota,
Fort Myers, Punta Gorda
and Panama City radio
stations. She will be based
in Sarasota.
Her husband, Chad
Offers, is president of Sky
Sotheby's International
Realty.





SUN NEWSPAPERS 9A


POLICE BEAT
Tree trimmer killed
At 8:43 a.m. Wednesday,
the Sarasota County Sher-
iff's Office responded to an
industrial accident at 808
Bayview Drive, Nokomis.
A man was found un-
conscious approximately 25
to 30 feel into a tree. The vic-
tim had no signs of life while
in the tree. The power was
shut down to the area so the
man could be lowered out
of the tree. The Special
Operations Unit used an
aerial apparatus and special
operation equipment to
lower the victim.
The victim, James Ray
Lykins, 55 of East Bay
Street, Osprey, was appar-
ently cutting a tree limb
when his saw slipped and
made contact with a pow-
er line, electrocuting him.
He was pronounced dead
on scene.
The victim was employ-
ed by H & H Tree Service,
Nokomis.
Sarasota County Sheriff's
Office detectives are work-
ing with the Medical Ex-
aminer's Office to deter-
mine the official cause of
death.
Venice Police
Department arrests
Michael J. Head, 50, 400
Midwest Parkway, Sarasota.
Charge: DUI. Bond: $500.
Jude J. Keenan, 44, 70
block Tulane Road, Venice.
Charge: DUI .20 or higher
or with passenger under
18. Bond: $1,000.
James Reed Ritchie,
38, 1400 block Turnberry
Drive, Venice. Charge: do-
mestic battery on a victim
over 65, domestic battery.
Bond: $2,500 (on first
charge only).
Jana Lanete Brate, 29,
1000 block Myrtle Ave.,
Venice. Charge: Hillsbor-
ough County warrant.
Bond:none.


OBITUARIES


Ina L. Donnan
Ina "Pidgie" Larson
Donnan, Sarasota, passed
away on Friday, April 19,
2008, following a coura-
geous battle with cancer.
Born April 9, 1934, in
NewYork City, she was the
daughter of the late Arne
and Elizabeth Muzzey
Larson.
Her grand-
father, Da-
vid Saville
.- Muzzey,
was a pro-
fessoratCo-
lumbia
w wUniversity
and the au-
Donnan thor of one
of the most
widely used American
history textbooks in the
nation. Pidgie grew up
wintering with her grand-
father and mother in
Yonkers, N.Y., and in Ven-
ice. She spent summers in
Annisquam, Mass. Pidgie
was home-schooled by
her mother until attend-
ing boarding school at the
prestigious Concord Acad-
emy in Massachusetts.
She majored in textile de-
sign at Rhode Island
School of Design and
began a promising career
in the textile industry.
Pidgie was a gifted artist,
finding beauty in every-
thing and often used
nature as her inspiration.
She was an avid bird-


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watcher and naturalist,
maintaining memberships
in the Audubon Society,
local bird groups and sev-
eral environmental orga-
nizations. For most of her
life she had a residence
and studio in Annisquam,
until returning to live
year-round in Venice.
Pidgie traveled extensive-
ly, including cultural
trips throughout Europe,
South America and China.
She also made expedi-
tions to the arctic aboard
a Russian icebreaker
and sailed on a tall ship
around the horn to
Antarctica. At the age of
65, Pidgie became a
member of the Tito Ga-
ona Flying Trapeze Acad-
emy, developing her skills
as an aerialist in addition
to the low wire.
Throughout her life,
Pidgie was a philan-
thropist and supported
many charitable organiza-
tions, including local char-
ities such as Gulf Coast
Community Foundation
of Venice, Sarasota Sailor
Circus and Tito Gaona's
Flying Trapeze Academy.
Most important, she was a
paragon of grassroots giv-
ing, always ready to help
any individual in need.
Pidgie is survived by
her cousin, Susan Muz-
zey Gerig of Sarasota;
Susan's daughter, Maggie
Patsel, of Virginia and her


two children, Stephanie
and Christopher; and her
former husband. In addi-
tion, she leaves behind
an extensive family of
close and devoted friends
and her faithful feline
companions, Smudgie
and Peaches.
Services: Inurnment will
be in the Muzzey Family
plot in Annisquam, Mass.
Contributions: Memorial
donations may be made to
TideWell Hospice and
Palliative Care, 5955 Rand
Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.
Margaret F. Holland
Margaret
Frances
Holland, 95,
1 known to

friends as
s "Peg" and a
resident of
Venice, Fla.,
Holland since 1983,
died peace-
fully in her
sleep at home on Friday,
May 2, 2008.
The daughter of
Dennis Joseph Scan-
nell and Adelaide Weir
Scannell, she was the
fourth and last surviv-
ing of five children.
She was born March 20,
1913, in Worcester, Mass.,
was raised in Milford,
Conn., and later lived in
NewYork City before mov-
ing with her family to


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Fairfield, Conn., where she
spent most of her married
life.
Before her marriage,
she was a professional
photographer, and later
for many years she own-
ed a women's dress store
in Fairfield, Conn.
Her home in Fairfield
served as a second home
for countless numbers of
her children's friends.
She was the center of
her family and was loved
by all for her warm and
gracious hospitality.
In Venice, she was a
communicant at Our
Lady of Lourdes and vol-
unteered with Venice
Hospital.
An avid bridge player,
she played with the same
bridge club in Venice for
almost 30 years.
She was also an enthu-
siastic gardener and in
her later years joined a
flower arrangement com-
mittee at Jacaranda Trace,
where she and her hus-
band moved in 2003.
She is survived by her
husband of 69 years,
Edward Joseph Holland
Jr., a retired attorney;
and by her four children
and their spouses: Ed-
ward J. Holland III and
Francisca Biascoechea
Holland of Miami, Fla.,
David M. Holland and
Anne Brown Holland of
Osprey, Fla., Maureen E.


Holland of South Venice
Beach, Fla., and Susanne
Holland Gilmartin and
Gene Gilmartin of Osprey,
Fla.
She is also survived by
seven grandchildren: Mi-
chael Holland of Norwalk,
Conn., Dean Holland of
Woodland Hills, Calif.,
Christopher B. Gilmartin
of Buffalo, N.Y, Katherine
Gilmartin O'Brien of New
York City, Cmdr. Paul Gil-
martin, USN, of San Diego,
Calif., Daniel Holland of
Seattle, Wash., and Na-
tanya Holland Allan of
Washington, D.C.; as well
as by her six great-grand-
children: Sydney Michella
and Sean Peter Gilmartin,
Tia Gilmartin, Aiden Hugh
O'Brien, Emma Lindsey
Holland and Stewart Ed-
ward Allen.
Also surviving are her
nephews William Holland,
William E Menold, Peter
Menold, Dennis Scannell,
Jeffrey Scannell and Weir
Scannell.
Services: A memorial ser-
vice at Epiphany
Cathedral, Venice, Fla., is
planned for June 21, as is
a reception following the
service at Jacaranda
Trace, also in Venice.
Contributions: The family
suggests that in lieu of
flowers, donations in her
memory be made to
TideWell Hospice in
Venice or SPARCC.


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10A2008 SPORTS

MAY 9,2008


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


SCOREBOARD

FHSAA State Finals
By the numbers...

State Semifinal Game 1
Bartram Trail 3, Dwyer 1


Dwyer
Mackey cf
Hosack c
Ojeda ss
Pizzo dp
Huffstetler lb
Caruso 3b
Jacobs rf
Watson If
Alexander 2b
Totals

Bartram Trail
Haladyna cf
Tewey dp
Manning p
Karshner c
Bernard lb
Bailey ss
Crowe 2b
Moore rf
Tappe If
Totals


BB SO
0 0
0 0
1 0
0 0
0 0
1 2
0 0
0 1
0 0
2 3


Dwyer 000 001 0 1 4 1
BartramTrail 002 001 x 3 8 3

LOB: Dwyer 6, Bartram Trail 8. Sac.
Bunt: Manning. CS: Mackey.

IP H R ER BB SO
Bartram Trail


ManningW(23-3) 7 4 1
Dwyer
Wallace L (9-4) 7 8 3

State Semifinal Game 2
Venice 7, George Jenkins 0


Venice AB
Clarkcf 4
Ellingsen 3b 2
Sandidge ss 4
Zgrabikc 3
Hatfield cr 0
Sullivan p 3
Juntunen rf 2
Harvey dp 2
Garner 2b 3
Me. Dembinski If 3
Totals 26

George Jenkins AB
B. Alderman p 3
Bassett cf 3
Abbott ss 2
Gabel lb 3
A. Alderman 2b 3
White c 2
Fulghum 3b 2
Ross rf 2
Berry dp 2
Totals 22


0 2 3

2 2 0


BB SO
0 2
1 1
0 0
1 1
0 0
0 2
1 0
0 1
0 3
0 3
3 13


LOB: George Jenkins 2, Venice 4. Sac.
Bunt: Harvey, Sullivan, Ellingsen. HR:
Zgrabik, Sandidge.

Venice 003 002 2 7 7 0
George Jenkins 000 000 0 0 1 1

IP H R ER BB SO
George Jenkins


Everything but a state championship


Title




eludes




Lady




Indians

BY TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR

In 31 games this season, two
runs would have been enough to
win or tie a softball game for
Venice High School.
In 31 games, Venice never gave
up more than two runs. But in
Thursday's FHSAA Class 5A State
Championship game at Plant
City Stadium, two runs weren't
quite enough.
Bartram Trail High School
defeated the Lady Indians 4-2 to
capture their first state title.
The Bears (29-3) hung up four
runs in the first inning and that's
all it took. Bartram Trail pitcher
Molly Manning was as dominant
a pitcher as the Indians have seen
all season, striking out 15 batters
on her way to her 24th win.
"She really threw well, she had
good control of her pitches,"Venice
Head Coach Larry Sandburg said.
"We scored two runs off her. That's
won a lot of games for us this year,
believe it or not. A lot of games."
Venice ace Stephanie Sullivan
just didn't seem herself in that
killer first inning. The junior
right-hander hit the first and
third batters she faced and
walked the fourth to load the
bases with one out. A fly-out to
the shortstop gave the brief
impression that Sullivan would
escape the situation unscathed,
as she has done so many times
this year.
But it was not to be.

Early scoring
After Bartram center fielder
Jessie Haladeena and Manning
got plunked and catcher Kelly
Karshner walked, shortstop
Christie Bailey drove an early dag-
ger into the Indians (31-1) with a
two-RBI single to left-center field.
A third run scored on an error
by center fielder Niki Clark.
Another Indian miscue by second
baseman Casey Garner two plays
later let a two-out bunt by Crystal


SUN PHOTOS BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.com
Venice High School pitcher Stephanie Sullivan finished Thursday's state championship loss with eight strikeouts.
She gave up three earned runs on just four hits, all in the first inning.


Venice High School assistant softball coach Pete Dombroski greets the
Indian Nation, which came out in force to support the team more than 80
miles away in Plant City, before Thursday's state championship game.


Moore score the fourth and final
Bartram Trail run.
"They came ready to play the
first inning and we didn't,"
Sandburg said. "We played them
tough after that, we came back ....
We just didn't come far enough
back."
The Indians, in the unfamiliar
position of trying to win one in a
comeback, relied on their heavy
hitters to climb back into the
game in the fourth. Mo Sandidge
(.435 postseason BA), Chelsea
Zgrabik (.706 postseason BA) and
Becca Juntunen (.429 postseason
BA) each came up big.
Sandidge started the two-run
rally with a single to shallow right.
Zgrabik belted a double to right-
center field to allow Sandidge to


score on shortstop Bailey's cutoff
throwing error.
With Zgrabik on third,
Juntunen came through with an
RBI-single to right-center for the
Indians' last score of the night.
Along with the rest of her
teammates, Sandidge, who went
3-4 a night earlier in the Indians
7-0 semifinal win over George
Jenkins High School, struggled to
find the same kind of success
against Manning. The Venice
shortstop struck out twice in
addition to her one hit of the
night.
"She was definitely one of the
best pitchers I've ever seen,"
Sandidge said. "She had a lot of
movement ... We didn't really
think that we would have a prob-


lem hitting off of her, but I guess
when you get up there you realize
what she throws. She definitely
kept us off balance with the
change-up."

'Be proud'
Sullivan kept it close for the
remainder of the game, striking
out eight batters and allowing
just four hits all night, but the
damage had been done back in
the first.
"I wasn't really nervous until
the first batter got on," Sullivan
said, choking back tears. "That's
never happened before (four
runs in an inning), so I just had to
play like I normally play."
The Indians don't have any-
thing to hang their heads over.
Venice set a new school record for
wins in a season with 31.
Stephanie Sullivan set a season
strikeout record of 293 that might
not be broken for awhile, unless
she does it as a senior next year.
In 31 games, the opposition
scored 15 runs.
"It is tough, there's going to be
emotions win or lose, but the
emotions of losing a state cham-
pionship game in such a good
game is a killer," Sandburg said.
"It's tough not just for the players
but for the coaches.
"You've got to be proud. I
mean, you can't say the season's a
loss ... We went all the way
through to the state finals and
that's not too shabby. There's not
too many teams that can do that."

tmiller@venicegondolier.com


4 3 13

0 1 14


BB SO
0 1
0 1
0 2
0 1
0 2
0 2
0 3
0 2
0 1
0 15


Alderman L (16-4) 7 7 7
Venice
SullivanW (25-0) 7 1 0

State Championship
Bartram Trail 4,Venice 2


Venice
Clarkcf
Ellingsen 3b
Sandidge ss
Zgrabik c
Sullivan p
Juntunen rf
Harvey dp
Garner 2b
Me. Dembinski
Totals

Bartram Trail
Haladeena cf
Ch. Moore dp
Manning p
Karshner c
Bernard lb
Bailey ss
Crowe 2b
Cr. Moore rf
Tappe If
Totals


LOB: Venice 3, Bartram Trail 4. Sac.
Bunt: Me. Dembinski. 2B: Zgrabik,
Haladeena.

Venice 000 200 0 2 4 2
BartramTrail 400 000 x 4 4 0

IP H R ER BB SO
Bartram Trail
ManningW(24-3) 7 4 2 2 0 15
Venice
Sullivan L (25-1) 7 4 4 3 1 8


SPORTS BRIEFS


Challenger
softball buddies
Challenger Little League
Softball needs volunteers for their
May 10 softball game at Chuck
Reiter Park at 5 p.m.
Call Rich Carroll at 485-0773
for more information on how to
help out.

Vikings registration
The Venice Vikings Pop
Warner Football and Cheer


Organization is accepting regis-
trations May 17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at
Letson Stadium, 1001 Pinebrook
Road in Venice.
Registration fees are $225 for
football and $250 for cheerlead-
ing. Credit cards are accepted.
Scholarships are available for
those in need.
Registration is first come, first
serve and teams are filling up
fast.
Please e-mail questions to


veniceviking@hotmail.com.

YMCA Summer Youth
Basketball League
Openings on teams for ages
8-13. The registration deadline
has been extended to Friday.
Practices begin the week of May
12.
Cost is $55 for Y members,
$75 for nonmembers. Season
runs through June 21 with week-
ly practices and games on


Saturday. Call 492-9622 for
more information.

American Legion
baseball tryouts
Tryouts will be held May 12-13
at 5 p.m. at the Venice High
School baseball complex.
Players must be entering
grades 9-12 to try out for the A or
B team.
Call Craig Faulkner at 412-
3611 for more information.


GOLF SCORES


LAKE VENICE
GOLF CLUB
April 29
Hole in One: Jan Cade, 120-yard
seven-wood on No. 4. Witnessed
by Evelyn Buckwalter.
April 30
Ladies 9H (LN): Flight A: 1.
Nancy Totten 37; 2. Maria Lytton
37; 3. Jeanne Crozier 37. Flight
B: 1. Phyllis Sullivan 32; 2.
JoAnne Gentry 39; 3. Ruth Tacy
39. Flight C: 1. Carol Cerwinski
37; 2. Dee Allain 37; 3. Lucille
41.
Women's 18H (LP): Class A: 1.
Joyce Bradner 26; 2. Jan Cade
28; 3. Lois Middleton 29. Class
B: 1. Shirley Kovarik 29; 2.
Helen Burnell 30; 3. Jill Urtz 30.
Class C: 1. Jean White 30; 2.
Pauline Murray 34; 3. Lois


Rodger 34.
May 2
MGA (points + handicap): Flight
A: 1. Bill Hanisits 45; T2. Bob
Joyce 39; T2. Roger Dellaire 39.
Flight B: 1. Bill Cade 39; 2. John
Covert 38; 3. John Dimlich 37.
Flight C: 1. John Galloway 39; T1.
Ron Longley 39; 3. Ben Bradner
38. Flight C: T1. John Crescenzo
43; T1. Henry Allain 43; 3. Bob
Copas 42.
May 4
Hole in One: John Haglund, 140-
yard seven-iron on No. 13.
Witnessed by George Ameden,
Lois Middleton and Jim
Middleton.
May 5
Monday Group (QP): 1. +5 -
Tom Buckwalter, Gary Beck, Bill
White, Earl Legge; 2. +3 Randy


Pait, J.P Smith, George Amedore,
Al Capps. Individuals Pait +7;
Roland Bosse +7; Dan Kilbane
+6; Ron Longley +4.
May 7
Ladies 9H (ind. points): Flight A:
1. Nancy Totten 23; 2. Sue West
19; 3. Dot Henderson 19. Flight B:
1. JoAnne Gentry 22; 2. Mary
Roberts 17; 3. Dot DeJohn 13.
Flight C: 1. Carol Cerwinski 17; 2.
Carole Goolden 14; 3. Anne
Morris 14.
Women's 18H (omit par 5s, 1/2
handicap): Class A: 1. Jackie
Wheeler 53; 2. Poppy McDonald
57; 3. Jan Cade 59. Class B: 1.
Shirley Kocarik 57; 2. Shirley
Krieble 58; 3. JoAnne Tocco 60.
Class C: 1. Pat Zingler 60; 2. Lois
Rodger 61; 3. Arlene Malcomson
61.


BIRD BAY
GOLF COURSE
April 29
Men's League (1 BB odd, 2 BB
even): 1.72 Gene Lange, Jack
Kiley, Jim Bassett, Tom Fear. 2.72
- Bill Prat, John Finnigan, Bill
McClennan, proxy.
April 30
Ladies League (SEN): Flight A:
1. Phyllis Pratt 27; Sharon
Simpson 29. Flight B: T1. Lele
Hinden 27; T1. Jeanne Green 27;
T3. Betty Murray 28; T3. Bernice
Hubbard 28. Flight C: 1. Marilyn
Garvin 20; 2. Carol Kulaga 22;
T3. Kay Widdis 24; T3. Dorothy
Mohr 24.

CALUSA LAKES
GOLF CLUB
April 30


MGA (2 BB OF 3): 1. -28 Bill
Harris, Peter Anthony, proxy; T2. -
25 Dick Hansen, John
Sorgenfrei, Dick Galla; T2. -25 ,
Louis Ortt, Mike Hoyles, Herb
Rich.
May 6
WGA (1 BB of 4): 1. -17 -
Debbie Lohner, Michele Guido,
Karen Reuter, Mary Zuzich.
Niners (2 BB 10-13, 1 BB 14-
18): T1. -8 Joan Bartlett,
Marianne Bokenkamp, Georgie
Ann Fedako, Lou Sawyer; T1. -8
- Barbara Hayden, Judy
Hellstrom, Norma Garard,
Bonnie Clark.
MGA (QP): 1. +12 Allan
Payleitner, Leo Ressa, proxy; 2.
+8 Joh Sorgenfrei, Peter
Anthony, Jack McEntee.




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SARASOTA COUNTY BRIEFS


County wants
kids' input

Sarasota County Parks
and Recreation, in part-
nership with the commu-
nity, is considering the
development of an 11.6-
acre park at the intersec-
tion of U.S. 41 and Taylor
Ranch Trail in Venice.
Deeded to the county by
the Tuscano Group for use
as a public park, this prop-
erty will be designed with
extensive community in-
put for active recreation.
A Kid's Design Day
event will be held 11
a.m.-noon, Saturday, May
17, atWoodmere Park, 3951
Woodmere Park Blvd., Ven-
ice. Children ages 6 and
older will be asked to pro-
vide their opinions on
what their dream play-
ground would look like.
In addition, the chil-
dren will participate in
several fun activities such
as watching a slide show,
drawing their dream play-
ground, participating in a
mural design and more.
Participants will receive a
certificate, a small gift and
a snack. There will also be


a random drawing to win a
free session of summer
camp at Woodmere Park.
For more information,
call 861-5000 and ask
about Tuscano Park.

Center Road
project honored
The Center Road im-
provement project, the
county's single largest road-
way corridor construction
project in recent history, has
been named winner of two
industry awards, one state-
wide and the other regional.
Begun in October 2005
and substantially com-
pleted in February 2007,
the Center Road project
was chosen Project of the
Year-Transportation by the
American Public Works
Association Florida Chap-
ter, which will present the
award May 1 during the
state APWA Annual Meet-
ing and Trade Show in
Jacksonville.
Center Road also was
selected as the 2008 Out-
standing Project of the
Year by the Suncoast Chap-
ter of the American Society
of Civil Engineers. The Sun-
coast Chapter serves the


west central coast of Flor-
ida. The latter award will
be presented in July.
Finished three months
ahead of schedule and on
budget, the $29.7 million
Center Road construction
project included widening
a 3.6-mile stretch of two-
lane roadway between
Jacaranda Boulevard and
River Road into a divided
four-lane road. Landscap-
ed medians, 4-foot bicycle
lanes, streetlights, traffic
signalization, roadway
drainage and stormwater
ponds were added, and a
10-foot-wide, combina-
tion path and sidewalk
was built on each side of
the roadway as part of the
county's trail system.
There also were major
improvements to the in-
tersections at Jacaranda
Boulevard and River Road,
where a traffic signal was
installed.

Indemnity
agreements sought
Sarasota County is ask-
ing for the public's help to
collect "hold harmless"
and right-of-way agree-
ments from owners of pri-


vate roadways in advance
of the hurricane season.
According to Solid Waste
Manager Lois Rose, debris
cleanup on private roads
after a natural disaster is at
the discretion of county
commissioners, but having
signed indemnity agree-
ments on file will allow
cleanup to begin sooner for
the areas affected.
Rose said some of the
roads lie in older areas
where homeowners asso-
ciations may have dis-
banded years ago. In those
cases, residents will need
to contact the county indi-
vidually, so they can sign
the agreements. The forms
will be required if the
county removes debris
from these areas and then
seeks financial reimburse-
ment from FEMA.
For more information on
which of Sarasota County's
roads are public or private,
call 861-5000 and ask for
Solid Waste. To see a list of
communities that have
completed the agreements,
visit www.scgov.net.

Nominate sites for
park acquisition


Sarasota County's Land
Acquisition Program is
seeking nominations for
sites to be considered for
acquisition as park land.
Citizens who wish to nomi-
nate land for this program
may fill out a nomination
form, available on the Sara-
sota CountyWeb site.
Among the criteria for
considering park land ac-
quisitions are: location,
broad community access,
proximity and connected-
ness, natural features, cul-
tural features, compatible
community needs and
water access.
To be considered under
this program a property
must have a willing seller.
For a nomination form,
visit www.scgov.net/parks.
Under Topics, click on
Land Acquisition Nom-
inations; the nomination
form may be downloaded
from the Web page in
Adobe PDF and Microsoft
Word formats. Those with-
out Web access can call
861-5000 to receive a
nomination form by mail.
To submit a nomination
form by e-mail, send the
completed nomination


form as an attachment (Ad-
obe PDF or MicrosoftWord)
to: LandNominations@sc
gov.net.
To submit by fax, send
the completed nomination
form to: (941) 861-9855.
To submit by mail, send
the completed nomina-
tion form to: Land Nom-
inations, Sarasota County
Parks and Recreation Com-
munity Services Green
Office Complex, 6700 Clark
Road, Sarasota, 34241.
For more information,
call 861-5000 and ask
about park land acquisi-
tion nominations.

Housing trust
orientations
Community Housing
Trust has begun holding
orientations for first-time
homebuyers.
The orientations will be
held in Sarasota, Venice
and North Port. Orient-
ations in Sarasota will be
held on the second and
fourth Wednesday of every
month at 6 p.m. at the
CHT office, which is locat-
ed at 3430 Magic Oak Lane
(the 4600 block of Fruit-
ville Road) in Sarasota.


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX
DEED
Notice is hereby given that 7TH CAVALRY
CORP, the holder of the certificate listed below,
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be
issued. The certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the property, and the
names in which the property is assessed are as
follows:
Certificate Number: 140.000
Year of Issuance: 2005
Tax Deed File #: 07-0378
TD
Description of Property 0028-04-0017 S 50 FT
OF N 350 FT OF E 100 FT OF LOT 16 LESS
W 15 FT FOR RD EASEMENT NEWTOWN
FARMS 396/909
Name in which the property is assessed'
ALBERTA WEEKS & GRADY WEEKS
All of said property being in the County of
Sarasota, State of Florida. Unless the
certificate is redeemed according to law, the
property described in the certificate will be sold to
the highest bidder at the Sarasota County Court
House, 2000 Main Street, Historic Courtroom,
East Wing, Sarasota, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 10TH day of JUNE, 2008.
Karen E. Rushing
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Sarasota County, Florida
By: T. Lake, Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: MAY 9, 16, 23, 30 2008.



NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX
DEED
Notice is hereby given that 7TH CAVALRY
CORP, the holder of the certificate listed below,
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be
issued. The certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the property, and the
names in which the property is assessed are as
follows:
Certificate Number: 4033.000
Year of Issuance: 2005
Tax Deed File #: 07-
0383 TD
Description of Property LOT 42 BLK 2260 46TH
ADD TO PORT CHARLOTTE
Name in which the property is assessed'
GEORGE N STAVROPOULOS
All of said property being in the County of
Sarasota, State of Florida. Unless the
certificate is redeemed according to law, the
property described in the certificate will be sold to
the highest bidder at the Sarasota County Court
House, 2000 Main Street, Historic Courtroom,
East Wing, Sarasota, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 10TH day of JUNE, 2008.
Karen E. Rushing
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Sarasota County, Florida
By: T. Lake, Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: MAY 9, 16, 23, 30 2008.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX
DEED
Notice is hereby given that 7TH CAVALRY
CORP, the holder of the certificate listed below,
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be
issued. The certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the property, and the
names in which the property is assessed are as
follows:
Certificate Number: 4094.000
Year of Issuance: 2005
Tax Deed File #: 07-0388
TD
Description of Property LOT 17 BLK 2086 45TH
ADD TO PORT CHARLOTTE DOC 86
Name in which the property is assessed'
ELIZABETH B WELLS
All of said property being in the County of
Sarasota, State of Florida. Unless the certificate
is redeemed according to law, the property
described in the certificate will be sold to the
highest bidder at the Sarasota County Court
House, 2000 Main Street, Historic Courtroom,
East Wing, Sarasota, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 10TH day of JUNE, 2008.
Karen E. Rushing
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Sarasota County, Florida
By: T. Lake, Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: MAY 9, 16, 23, 30 2008.




NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX
DEED
Notice is hereby given that 7TH CAVALRY
CORP, the holder of the certificate listed below,
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be
issued. The certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the property, and the
names in which the property is assessed are as
follows:
Certificate Number: 4749.000
Year of Issuance: 2005
Tax Deed File #: 07-0393
TD
Description of Property LOT 31 BLK 2036 44TH
ADD TO PORT CHARLOTTE
Name in which the property is assessed SUSAN
BIRRELL
All of said property being in the County of
Sarasota, State of Florida. Unless the
certificate is redeemed according to law, the
property described in the certificate will be sold to
the highest bidder at the Sarasota County Court
House, 2000 Main Street, Historic Courtroom,
East Wing, Sarasota, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 10TH day of JUNE, 2008.
Karen E. Rushing
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Sarasota County, Florida
By: T. Lake, Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: MAY 9, 16, 23, 30 2008.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX
DEED
Notice is hereby given that 7TH CAVALRY
CORP. the holder of the certificate listed below
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be
issued. The certificate number and year ol
issuance, the description of the property, and the
names in which the property is assessed are as
follows:
Certificate Number: 210.000
Year of Issuance: 2005
Tax Deed File #: 07-0379
TD
Description of Property 0032-15-0016 N 70 FT
OF W 125 FT OF E 302.7 FT OF SE 1/4 OF
SW 1/4 OF SE 1/4 SEC 10 ORI 1999065004
OR 2615/626
Name in which the property is assessed ERIC C
WITTE
All of said property being in the County o
Sarasota, State of Florida. Unless the certificate
is redeemed according to law, the property
described in the certificate will be sold to the
highest bidder at the Sarasota County Courl
House, 2000 Main Street, Historic Courtroom
East Wing, Sarasota, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. or
the 10TH day of JUNE, 2008.
Karen E. Rushing
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Sarasota County, Florida
By: T. Lake, Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: MAY 9, 16, 23, 30 2008.



NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX
DEED
Notice is hereby given that 7TH CAVALRY
CORP, the holder of the certificate listed below,
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be
issued. The certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the property, and the
names in which the property is assessed are as
follows:
Certificate Number: 4045.000
Year of Issuance: 2005
Tax Deed File #: 07-0384
TD
Description of Property 1129-22-0216 LOT 16
BLK 2202 46TH ADD TO PORT CHARLOTTE
Name in which the property is assessed'
BRAMWELL A RITSON
All of said property being in the County of
Sarasota, State of Florida. Unless the
certificate is redeemed according to law, the
property described in the certificate will be sold to
the highest bidder at the Sarasota County Court
House, 2000 Main Street, Historic Courtroom,
East Wing, Sarasota, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 10TH day of JUNE, 2008.
Karen E. Rushing
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Sarasota County, Florida
By: T. Lake, Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: MAY 9, 16, 23, 30 2008.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX
DEED
Notice is hereby given that 7TH CAVALRY
CORP, the holder of the certificate listed below,
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be
issued. The certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the property, and the
names in which the property is assessed are as
follows:
Certificate Number: 4141.000
Year of Issuance: 2005
Tax Deed File #: 07-
0389 TD
Description of Property LOT 3 BLK 2129 55TH
ADD TO PORT CHARLOTTE
Name in which the property is assessed OTTO
FERNSTROM & COMPANY INC
All of said property being in the County of
Sarasota, State of Florida. Unless the
certificate is redeemed according to law, the
property described in the certificate will be sold to
the highest bidder at the Sarasota County Court
House, 2000 Main Street, Historic Courtroom,
East Wing, Sarasota, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 10TH day of JUNE, 2008.
Karen E. Rushing
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Sarasota County, Florida
By: T. Lake, Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: MAY 9, 16, 23, 30 2008.




NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX
DEED
Notice is hereby given that 7TH CAVALRY
CORP, the holder of the certificate listed below,
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be
issued. The certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the property, and the
names in which the property is assessed are as
follows:
Certificate Number: 4823.000
Year of Issuance: 2005
Tax Deed File #: 07-0394
TD
Description of Property LOT 28 BLK 2162 45TH
ADD TO PORT CHARLOTTE
Name in which the property is assessed DIANA
M JIMENEZ & CAMELIA I JIMENEZ &
MILAGROS JIMENEZ
All of said property being in the County of
Sarasota, State of Florida. Unless the certificate
is redeemed according to law, the property
described in the certificate will be sold to the
highest bidder at the Sarasota County Court
House, 2000 Main Street, Historic Courtroom,
East Wing, Sarasota, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 10TH day of JUNE, 2008.
Karen E. Rushing
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Sarasota County, Florida
By: T. Lake, Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: MAY 9, 16, 23, 30 2008.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX
DEED
Notice is hereby given that 7TH CAVALRY
CORP, the holder of the certificate listed below,
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be
issued. The certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the property, and the
names in which the property is assessed are as
follows:
Certificate Number: 1663.000
Year of Issuance: 2005
Tax Deed File #: 07-0380
TD
Description of Property 0452-09-0020 LOTS
9676 & 9677 SOUTH VENICE UNIT 35
Name in which the property is assessed'
GEORGE W RINALDI
All of said property being in the County of
Sarasota, State of Florida. Unless the
certificate is redeemed according to law, the
property described in the certificate will be sold to
the highest bidder at the Sarasota County Court
House, 2000 Main Street, Historic Courtroom,
East Wing, Sarasota, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 10TH day of JUNE, 2008.
Karen E. Rushing
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Sarasota County, Florida
By: T. Lake, Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: MAY 9, 16, 23, 30 2008.




NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX
DEED
Notice is hereby given that 7TH CAVALRY
CORP, the holder of the certificate listed below,
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be
issued. The certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the property, and the
names in which the property is assessed are as
follows:
Certificate Number: 4052.000
Year of Issuance: 2005
Tax Deed File #: 07-0385
TD
Description of Property 1129-22-1005 LOT 5
BLK 2210 46TH ADD TO PORT CHARLOTTE
Name in which the property is assessed'
MARIANNE A WILSON
All of said property being in the County of
Sarasota, State of Florida. Unless the certificate
is redeemed according to law, the property
described in the certificate will be sold to the
highest bidder at the Sarasota County Court
House, 2000 Main Street, Historic Courtroom,
East Wing, Sarasota, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 10TH day of JUNE, 2008.
Karen E. Rushing
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Sarasota County, Florida
By: T. Lake, Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: MAY 9, 16, 23, 30 2008.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX
DEED
Notice is hereby given that 7TH CAVALRY
CORP, the holder of the certificate listed below,
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be
issued. The certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the property, and the
names in which the property is assessed are as
follows:
Certificate Number: 4236.000
Year of Issuance: 2005
Tax Deed File #: 07-0390
TD
Description of Property 1134-20-1417 LOT 17
BLK 2014 44TH ADD TO PORT CHARLOTTE
Name in which the property is assessed'
SAMUEL HAEMAN
All of said property being in the County of
Sarasota, State of Florida. Unless the
certificate is redeemed according to law, the
property described in the certificate will be sold to
the highest bidder at the Sarasota County Court
House, 2000 Main Street, Historic Courtroom,
East Wing, Sarasota, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 10TH day of JUNE, 2008.
Karen E. Rushing
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Sarasota County, Florida
By: T. Lake, Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: MAY 9, 16, 23, 30 2008.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX
DEED
Notice is hereby given that 7TH CAVALRY
CORP, the holder of the certificate listed below,
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be
issued. The certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the property, and the
names in which the property is assessed are as
follows:
Certificate Number: 1673.000
Year of Issuance: 2005
Tax Deed File #: 07-0381
TD
Description of Property LOTS 9948 9949 9950
& 9951 SOUTH VENICE UNIT 37 OR 498-858
Name in which the property is assessed'
EVELYN LANEY & LEO LANEY
All of said property being in the County of
Sarasota, State of Florida. Unless the
certificate is redeemed according to law, the
property described in the certificate will be sold to
the highest bidder at the Sarasota County Court
House, 2000 Main Street, Historic Courtroom,
East Wing, Sarasota, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 10TH day of JUNE, 2008.
Karen E. Rushing
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Sarasota County, Florida
By: T. Lake, Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: MAY 9, 16, 23, 30 2008.




NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX
DEED
Notice is hereby given that 7TH CAVALRY
CORP, the holder of the certificate listed below,
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be
issued. The certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the property, and the
names in which the property is assessed are as
follows:
Certificate Number: 4058.000
Year of Issuance: 2005
Tax Deed File #: 07-0386
TD
Description of Property 1129-22-2311 LOT 11
BLK 2223 46TH ADD TO PORT CHARLOTTE
Name in which the property is assessed'
SANDRA V SHELDRICK & VICTOR T
SHELDRICK
All of said property being in the County of
Sarasota, State of Florida. Unless the
certificate is redeemed according to law, the
property described in the certificate will be sold to
the highest bidder at the Sarasota County Court
House, 2000 Main Street, Historic Courtroom,
East Wing, Sarasota, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 10TH day of JUNE, 2008.
Karen E. Rushing
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Sarasota County, Florida
By: T. Lake, Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: MAY 9, 16, 23, 30 2008.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX
DEED
Notice is hereby given that 7TH CAVALRY
CORP, the holder of the certificate listed below,
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be
issued. The certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the property, and the
names in which the property is assessed are as
follows:
Certificate Number: 4243.000
Year of Issuance: 2005
Tax Deed File #: 07-0391
TD
Description of Property 1134-20-9234 LOT 34
BLK 2092 45TH ADD TO PORT CHARLOTTE
Name in which the property is assessed'
CONTENT OF SIESTA INC
All of said property being in the County of
Sarasota, State of Florida. Unless the certificate
is redeemed according to law, the property
described in the certificate will be sold to the
highest bidder at the Sarasota County Court
House, 2000 Main Street, Historic Courtroom,
East Wing, Sarasota, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 10TH day of JUNE, 2008.
Karen E. Rushing
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Sarasota County, Florida
By: T. Lake, Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: MAY 9, 16, 23, 30 2008.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX
DEED
Notice is hereby given that 7TH CAVALRY
CORP, the holder of the certificate listed below,
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be
issued. The certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the property, and the
names in which the property is assessed are as
follows:
Certificate Number: 4022.000
Year of Issuance: 2005
Tax Deed File #: 07-0382
TD
Description of Property LOT 10 BLK 2253 46TH
ADD TO PORT CHARLOTTE
Name in which the property is assessed
MILDRED F CONANT EST
All of said property being in the County of
Sarasota, State of Florida. Unless the certificate
is redeemed according to law, the property
described in the certificate will be sold to the
highest bidder at the Sarasota County Court
House, 2000 Main Street, Historic Courtroom,
East Wing, Sarasota, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 10TH day of JUNE, 2008.
Karen E. Rushing
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Sarasota County, Florida
By: T. Lake, Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: MAY 9, 16, 23, 30 2008.




NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX
DEED
Notice is hereby given that 7TH CAVALRY
CORP, the holder of the certificate listed below,
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be
issued. The certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the property, and the
names in which the property is assessed are as
follows:
Certificate Number: 4075.000
Year of Issuance: 2005
Tax Deed File #: 07-0387
TD
Description of Property LOT 25 BLK 2194 46TH
ADD TO PORT CHARLOTTE
Name in which the property is assessed
GEORGE CAMPBELL
All of said property being in the County of
Sarasota, State of Florida. Unless the
certificate is redeemed according to law, the
property described in the certificate will be sold to
the highest bidder at the Sarasota County Court
House, 2000 Main Street, Historic Courtroom,
East Wing, Sarasota, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 10TH day of JUNE, 2008.
Karen E. Rushing
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Sarasota County, Florida
By: T. Lake, Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: MAY 9, 16, 23, 30 2008.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX
DEED
Notice is hereby given that 7TH CAVALRY O
CORP, the holder of the certificate listed below,
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be
issued. The certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the property, and the
names in which the property is assessed are as
follows:
Certificate Number: 4575.000
Year of Issuance: 2005
Tax Deed File #: 07-0392
TD
Description of Property 1144-07-2426 LOT 26
BLK 724 12TH ADD TO PORT CHARLOTTE
Name in which the property is assessed
GILBERT E ULIKOWSKI & GEORGE J
ULIKOWSKI
All of said property being in the County of
Sarasota, State of Florida. Unless the
certificate is redeemed according to law, the
property described in the certificate will be sold to
the highest bidder at the Sarasota County Court
House, 2000 Main Street, Historic Courtroom,
East Wing, Sarasota, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 10TH day of JUNE, 2008.
Karen E. Rushing
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Sarasota County, Florida
By: T. Lake, Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: MAY 9, 16, 23, 30 2008.


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SUN NEWSPAPERS 13A


South County to benefit from voter-approved bonds


BY STEVEN J. SMITH
STAFF WRITER
Let the construction
begin.
Thanks to approval
granted by Sarasota County
voters Tuesday for up to
$300 million in bonds
aimed at jump-starting
the local economy, about
53 projects estimated at
$252 million will soon
commence.
According to Policy and
Program Consultant Steve
Botelho, 25 projects are slat-
ed for the fast track in South
County alone, including:
Restroom enhance-
ments on the North Jetty,
along with Manasota, Cas-
persen, Blind Pass and No-
komis beaches
Boardwalk replace-
ments at Alligator Creek,
Lemon Bay Park, Chauncey
Howard Park, Brohard Park
and Caspersen Beach
Beach and shoreline
preservation and access to
Indian Mound Park, No-
komis Riverview Park and
Snook Haven
According to Botelho,
some projects will start as
soon as within 12 months.
However, county residents
must not expect to see
shovels in the ground
quite that soon.
'A lot of this will involve
procurement work," Bo-
telho said. "So we're going
to have to get designs
ready, get them to pro-
curement, then they'll
advertise and award bids."


Residents
voice school
concerns
BY STEVEN J. SMITH
STAFF WRITER
About two dozen area
residents filed into the
meeting room at Lemon
Bay Park Thursday in sup-
port of keeping Englewood
Elementary School open.
The school has experi-
enced a decline in enroll-
ment, sparking rumors it
could close. School Principal
Pamela Buchanan, who was
joined by Ken Marsh, direc-
tor of long-range planning
for the Sarasota County
School District, assured
everyone Englewood Ele-
mentary would remain
open at least for now.
"Our school board has
been taking a look at our stu-
dent enrollment, trying to
determine what is the best
way to bring in additional
students to our school,"
Buchanan said. "We have
approximately 409 students
... and our projection for
next year's enrollment is
going down to 387."
Shrinking enrollment
numbers mean less re-
sources, she said, making
for greater challenges to
meet budgetary needs.
"This community is
very passionate about (the
school)," Buchanan said.
"Parents support it and it's
a real community school."
Buchanan said the
school board recently put
together a boundary advi-
sory council and met with
officials from Taylor Ranch
Elementary. The two groups
came up with a "plan which
took a look at increasing our
enrollment by looking at a
piece of property south of
Rutgers Road," she said.
Buchanan would not
confirm that a school
would be built there yet.
"It would mean redis-
tricting some students,"
she said. "But all of that
has been put on hold and
is not going to happen at
this particular time."
Esther Horton, daugh-
ter of Englewood pioneer
L.A. Ainger, said "Charlotte


County has built four
schools for us over the years.
We feel as though Sarasota
County should be able to
provide us with one."
ssmith@sun-herald.com


Up front
Botelho said the first part
of the bid, in many cases,
involves a project's design.
"So a lot of the jobs cre-
ated up front are going to
be engineering jobs for
sewer projects, for exam-


ple," he said. "That process
goes on behind the scenes."
Botelho said roadway
resurfacing projects will
be among the first visible
signs of fast-tracked work
slated for the county, most
likely within the next nine


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months or so.
"Procurement is now
setting up a Web site that
will show every single one of
these projects, so contrac-
tors and local vendors will
know when they're going to
be able to bid on them,"


Botelho said. "If you're a res-
ident, you can also find out
the status of a project."
Botelho said the Web
site has not yet been
established and should be
online within the next few
weeks. At that time, coun-


ty residents may phone
the call center, 861-5000,
for the Web address. Until
then, for more informa-
tion. you can log on to
www.scgov.net and click
on "Penny Wise."
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BY KIM COOL ing a
FEATURES EDITOR


1928 was a very good year for Venice.
Not only was the John Nolen plan
coming together, ensuring the city's sur-
vival despite the Great Depression and
other ups and downs that would befall
the city, but, on May 9, 1928, in
Pennsylvania, a baby was born, a little girl
who, years later, would one day be as well
known in Venice as Nolen or any of sever-
al others who put a stamp on this place -
Vee Garry-Chiulli.
"It is perfectly understandable that
Hoagy Carmichael wrote "Stardust" the
year Vee was born because 'she steals
across the meadows of your heart' (words
from the song)," local entertainer Eric
Watters said.
In 1994, Garry-Chiulli was named Mrs.
Venice. She was already making a name
for herself on TV making regular appear-
ances on the Comcast show, "Read to
Me." In 1999, she began hostessing "Vee
on Venice," now in its 10th season. Her
first guest was the city's mayor at the time,
Dean Calamaras. In the ensuing years,
her guest list became a Who's Who and
What's What of Venice as she covered its
people, places and events.
Vee on Venice
Guests in the first year, including the
mayor, included Maestro Wesley John
Schumacher of the Venice Symphony,
James Griffith of the hair salon, country
singer Yancy DeVeer, Capt. Eddie, Sigrid
Gebel of Sun Weddings plus representa-
tives ofVeniceYouth Boating, Our Lady of
Lourdes and the Christmas Boat Parade.
The second year she interviewed an
ostrich breeder, the legendary Connie
Haines, the Pelican Man (the late Dale
Shields), cosmetic surgeon Dr. John Fezza
and someone discussing the Italian Ren-
aissance architecture of Venice. Year in
and year out, Garry-Chiulli covered
Venice the old 44th Aero Squadron
Restaurant, artist Tatiana McKinney, soft-
ball in Venice, Snooty Corner, Snook
Haven, the Eric Watters Show at the Ven-
ice Little Theatre, the funeral mass for
Gunther Gebel-Williams, the Bishop
Nevins Academy, World Trade Center sur-
vivors, Christmas creches, Suzuki Music
Institute, area theaters, houses in the
Golden Beach subdivision, the YMCA
Luau, sculptor Julia Hyman, InStride
Therapy (formerly known as the Smith
Center), the Venetian Waterway dedica-
tion, the Sun Fiesta and so much more.
Just finishing her 10th season on
Channel 21 (BLAB), she is already picking
guests and topics for next year. Husband
Larry is her cameraman and last week
was a co-conspirator for a surprise early
birthday party. Today, May 9, is the official
day when 80 flamingos might arrive on
her lawn or not for today Garry-
Chiulli is 80.
"My goodness, how is that possible,"
Watters said.
Never taking the time to age, Garry-
Chiulli also has worked as an agenda con-
sultant for the Venice and Sarasota Stein
Mart stores. Part of her duties included
arranging fashion shows and often serv-


OUR TOWN


CALLING FOR UNDERSTANDING 6B























Vee Garry-Chiulli, left, he
s the show commentator. parade in October 2000.
ing a difference
hen she first came to this area, she
associated with the University of
[h Florida for seven years, teaching
ses in reading, language arts and
rent's literature. She also supervised
ns in the education department.
hours, she served on the board of
South County Volunteer Center, the
1 Protection Team, the Friends of the
ce Symphony, Women's Sertoma and
Council of Catholic Women. For two
, Garry-Chiulli was aVistaVolunteer
nal Coordinator of Parents -
nymous.
hday, her husband, her church
)hany Cathedral) and her show con-
e much, but not all of her time. She is
actor at Epiphany, editor of the a
hany Star and in 2006, was vice pres-
t of the parish council. She and her
band attend mass there "almost
s," she said.
he also is a contributing photograph-
r Gulf Coast Living Magazine.
he takes people to the nooks and Singer Connie Haines wit
nies of the greater Venice area,
umacher said.
1 2002, Women's Sertoma awarded
s Service to mankind Award. In 2006,
vas named Media Champion by the
and Culture Alliance.
road to Venice
arry-Chiulli's route to Venice was
what circuitous.
based in Pennsylvania, with her
iger brothers Joe and Jimmy, she grad-
I from the California State University
cnn. and the University of Pittsburgh,
ing a master's and doctorate in edu-
ns.
te taught elementary school for six
s and then became a grant writer for
school district as the Federal Project's
dinator. Her first grant was for
000 for underprivileged students.
was only a matter of time before she
back in college first as an associate
'ssor at Indiana University of Penn.,
r at the State University at Bing- Larr Chiulli and Vee Gar
ton, N.Y and at Elmira College, also
ew York. During these years she also
married and became the mother of
my who now lives in Pennsylvania;
n who lives in Montana, and Victoria,
lives in Sarasota. She has four grand-
ren. In addition to being a wife,
her and professor, she was president
ie local Montessori Day Care Center,
dent of the Tioga County United Way
he Binghamton Area Reading Coun-
id served on the board of the Ameri-
Cancer Society.
tally involved in the field of education,
y-Chiulli wrote a NewYork Times-syn-
ed column, "Dear Teacher," for seven
. She has had articles published in thed
ing Teacher, Journal of Reading, 1
entry English, Language Arts ande
exceptional Parent. Dya e r
perceive that she has Venice in heri
," Schumacher said. "She is really a
*minded person."


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PHOTOS COURTESY OF VEE GARRY-CHIULLI
r granddaughter Victoria and Larry Chiulli ride in the Sun Fiesta


th Vee Garry-Chiulli, hostess of "Vee on Venice."


a '. "'. ,.Maestro Wesley John Shoemaker with Vee
Garry-Chiulli at a Venice Symphony concert
ry-Chiulli during the 2005 season.


Venice song and dance man Eric Watters, Carl Watters, Jim Magero and Vee Garry-Chiulli
rehearse for the 2001 Eric and Friends Show to benefit the Venice Symphony.


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Local preschool celebrates

Week of the Young Child

Story and photos courtesy of
Lakeside Lutheran Preschool
The Week of the Young Child was April 13-19. This
year's theme, Bring Communities Together for Children
- Children Bring Communities Together, stressed two
messages: Children are an integral, vital part of each
community, and we should all join together to support
children and improve their opportunities. Gabby M
At Lakeside Lutheran Preschool a fun activity was
planned for each day of the week: crazy hat day, wear
something blue day, wear your pajamas to school day,
outdoor curriculum day, and parent-appreciation
breakfast/ice cream sundae bar. Throughout the week
the children learned about other children with different
abilities and on Friday a Hop-A-Thon for the Muscular
Dystrophy Association raised more than $1,500.
Dorothy Bays, the director of Lakeside Lutheran
Preschool, says she wanted the children to participate in
the Hop-A-Thon so that as they learned about different
abilities they would also know that their hopping can
help doctors and scientists who are working with chil-
dren with muscular dystrophy.
Lakeside Lutheran is a licensed, NAEYC-accredited
preschool program located at 2401 S. Tamiami Trail.
Lakeside's preschool serves children from ages 2-5, and
its hours of operation are 7 a.m.-6 p.m. A before- and
after-school program is offered to children who attend
Taylor Ranch.


Joey Crowell keeps track of the donations.


Miss Melissa's VPK class hopped 250 times.


FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2008


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Natalie Kisgen and Alex Reale wear cool hats.


Miss Carolyn's class hops for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Alexis Merritt helps with the tally.


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Jacaranda Public Library,
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861-1270
* 9:30-10:15 a.m. and
10:45-11:30 a.m.: Toddler
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* 1:30-3:30 p.m.: Ask Jack
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Annual exhibit of artwork
by area students at Engle-
wood Art Center, 350
South McCall Road. Call
474-5548.

Senior Friendship Centers,
2350 Scenic Drive, 584-0075,
seniorfriendship. corn
* 9 a.m.: Crochet class
* 9:30 a.m.: Balance move-
ment
* 10:30 a.m.: Hula class
* noon: Lunch for $3.50
with 24-hour reservations.
Call 584-0031 or 584-0090.
* 1 p.m.: Music by the
Harriotts
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Book signing, 5-8 p.m.,
Max's Dog Bakery, 1375
Main St., Sarasota. Mary
GrandPrO and Tom Cas-
mer sign "Henry and Pawl
and the Round Yellow
Ball." Proceeds benefit the
Animal Rescue Coalition.
Call 957-1955, ext. 5, or
visit arcsarasota.org.
Health matters
* Florida's Blood Centers
at Our Lady of Lourdes
Parish, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.,
1301 Center Road. Call
492-9202.
* Laurel/Osprey/Venice/
Nokomis Community
Health Action Team, 8:30
a.m., Venice Public Lib-
rary, 300 S. Nokomis Ave.
Use employee entrance by
parking lot. Call 650-4856
or visit chip4health.org.
* Caregiver support group,
1:15-3 p.m., St. Mark's
Episcopal Church, 508
Riviera St. Registration
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Mark's Episcopal Church,
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Do the 'Doo Wop'
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Studio performance troupe,
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the 1950s-style musical,
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Hood," at 7 p.m., May 9 and
10 at 838 North Tamiami
Trail, Sarasota. Tickets: $8.
Visit theplayers.org or call
365-2494.
Republican events
* Venice-Nokomis Federa-
ted Republican Women's
Club luncheon at Pelican
Pointe Golf & Country
Club, 575 Center Road.
Social at 11:30 a.m.; lunch
at 12:15 p.m. Speakers: Jon
Thaxton, John McCarthy
and Caroline G. Zucker.
Reservations required.
Call Patricia at 966-1806.
* Republican Women's
Club of Sarasota lunch at
Michael's on East, 1212 S.
East Ave., Sarasota. Social
at 11:30 a.m.; noon lunch.
Speakers: Nancy Detert
and Michael Grant. Cost:
$22. RSVP to 966-6978.

Venice Public Library, 300
S. Nokomis Ave., 861-1330
* 9:30-11:30 a.m.: French
club
* 2-3:30 p.m.: High Middle
Ages video lecture
Business success
Employment and Business
Success group presenta-
tions, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.,
Women's Resource Center
of Sarasota County, 806
Pinebrook Road. Dona-
tions welcome. To learn
more, call 485-9724.
Friday music
* Fish fry, 4:30-6:45 p.m.,
and music, 7-10 p.m.,
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 8118, 832 E.Venice
Ave. Call 484-8118.
* Fish buffet, 5-7:30 p.m.:
music and dancing, 6:30-
9:30 p.m., Venice Nokomis
Elks Lodge, 1021 Discovery
Way, Nokomis. Lunch, 11
a.m.-2 p.m. Call 486-1854.
* Pops and Jazz 2008, 7:30
p.m., May 9 and 10, Booker
High SchoolVPA Theatre,
3201 N. Orange Ave., Sara-
sota. RSVP to 355-2967.
* Acoustic jam, 7:30-10:30
p.m., Books-A-Million,
Sarasota Pavilion Shop-
ping Center, 6591 South
Tamiami Trail. Call 922-
7804 or 342-6419.











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Craft, game zone
Craft/Game Zone for
grades six through 12, 7-9
p.m. at the South County
Family YMCA-Venice, 701
Center Road, and South
County Family YMCA-
Englewood, 701 Medical
Blvd. Sponsored by Com-
munityYouth Develop-
ment and the YMCA. Free.
Bring photo ID. To learn
more, call 492-9622.
Author visit
Aging in America: A Con-
versation with Dudley
Clendinen, 10-11 a.m.,
Selby Public Library, Geld-
bart Auditorium, 1331
First St., Sarasota. Clendi-
nen discusses his book, 'A
Place Called Canterbury:
Tales of the New Old Age
in America." Free. To learn
more, visit scopexcel.org
or call 365-8751.

SATURDAY,
MAY 10
Dancing
* Country Club Estates,
7-10 p.m., at 700 Water-
way. BYOB. Music by
LaCroix. $7 per person.
RSVP to 488-5341.
* Mother's Day dinner
dance, 6 p.m., Polish Ame-
rican Society of Venice at
Venice Gardens, 406 Sham-
rock Blvd. Donation: $17.
Call Krzysztof at 416-4697
or Barbara at 426-9383.
* Dancing, 7-10 p.m., VFW
Post 8118, 832 E.Venice
Ave. Call 484-8118.
Bluegrass jam
The bluegrass slow (begin-
ners) jam workshop has
moved to Ramblers Rest
R.V Park, 1300 North River
Road, 10-11 a.m., in
McDonald Hall. Spon-
sored by the Southwest
Florida Bluegrass Associ-
ation. Free. Call 833-9291.
Depot tours
Guided tours every half
hour beginning 10 a.m.;
last tour at 12:30 p.m.,
Saturday, east side under
the Venice Avenue Bridge.
Sponsored by the Venice
Area Historical Society.
For 10 or more, call 493-
9061 or 492-5531.
Eat 'n play
Lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.,
steak dinner and open
menu, 5 p.m.; bingo,
6 p.m., Fraternal Order of
Eagles 3472, at 621 Colo-















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nia Lane, Nokomis. All are
welcome. Call 484-4470.
Get out
* 6-mile Myakka River
Trust Property hike with
the Manatee-Sarasota
Sierra Club, 8 a.m.-noon.
Wear sturdy shoes and
bring water and a snack.
RSVP to Sally at 484-4113.
* Caspersen Beach walk,
9-11 a.m. Meet at the end
of Harbor Drive. Led by
naturalist Bud Doyle. Free.
Call 488-4158.
* American Littoral Society
kayak trip from Little
Sarasota Bay to Palmer
Point Beach, 9 a.m.-noon.
Equipment and training
provided. Fee: $25. RSVP
to John at 966-7308.
* Overnight canoe
trip with the Sun-
coast Sierra Club,
16 miles, May 10
and 11, on
the Withla- \_
coochee
River.
Limited to
eight. '. _-
Contact
Rudy ---
Scheffer at (727) 726-8375
or rudy@adventures
worldwide.com.
Singing for Life
Suncoast Communities
Blood Bank joins Barber-
shop Harmony Society's
Singing for Life, 11 a.m.-
4 p.m., Westfield Mall,
8201 South Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota. Appearances by
the Sarasota Chorus of the
Keys and the Lemon Bay
Chord Company. Call 954-
1600, ext. 1022.
Yoga
Yoga classes, 8 a.m. and
9 a.m. at Venice Beach.
Free. Call Elin at 408-9642.
Author visits
* Matt Boerner, "The Great
Dolphin Door," 11 a.m.;
Kim Wirick, "The Boy with
the Magic Ears," 1 p.m.,
Circle Books, 478 John
Ringling Blvd., St. Armands,
Sarasota. Call 388-2850.
* Blaize Clement, "Even
Cat Sitters Get the Blues,"
11 a.m.; Clarissa Thomas-
son, "Lorinda's Legacy"
and her other Hillsbo-
rough County historical
novels, Sanddollar Book-
store, 272 W. Miami Ave.
Call 480-1930.
Plant workshop
Those Amazing Plants,
10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Myakka
River State Park, 13208
State Road 72, Sarasota.
Fee: $10. Call 316-8139 or
e-mail gallery@myakka
river. org.

Radio exams
The Tamiami Amateur
Radio Club offers Amer-
ican Radio Relay League-
coordinated exams for all
levels of amateur radio
operator licenses at 9 a.m.
in the conference room of
Venice Public Library, 300
S. Nokomis Ave. All are
welcome. Contact Jack
Sproat-W4JSf at 475-1929.


Bike rides
* Meet Sue Weast of the
Coastal Cruisers Bicycle
Club at 8:30 a.m. at the
Pioneer Trailhead (SR 776
and CR 771) for a 30-mile
ride in the Gulf Cove/
Rotonda area. Helmets
required. Call 460-0561.
* Join bicyclists at 9:30-
10:30 a.m. Saturday, at
Volunteer Park, behind
the Gulf Coast Commu-
nity Foundation of Venice,
for a 10-mile ride on the
Venetian Waterway park.
All levels of experience
welcome. Call 468-8124.
Tea party
Mommy and Me Tea,
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Woodmere
Park, Room BI, 3951
Woodmere Park

., family. Reservations
Required.
Call 486-2780.

) SUNDAY,
MAY 11
Mother's Day
* Mother's Day buffet
breakfast, 8 a.m.-noon, at
the Italian American Club
ofVenice, 1375 Ringling
Drive. Tickets: $5 for mem-
bers, $6 for nonmembers.
Club members' moms ad-
mitted free. The public is
welcome. Call 486-1492.
* Mother's Day meal, 2-6
p.m., at Fraternal Order of
Eagles 3472, at 621 Colo-
nia Lane, Nokomis. Lady
members eat free. All are
welcome. Call 484-4470.
* Mother's Day dinner,
4-7 p.m., at Disabled
American Veterans, 600
East Colonia Lane, Noko-
mis. Prime rib, baked po-
tato, vegetables, rolls and
dessert for $12. Giveaways
at 6 p.m. Call 488-4500.
* Free admission for
moms, Marie Selby
Botanical Gardens, 811 S.
Palm Ave., Sarasota.
Mother's Day brunch
catered by Michael's On
East, seating at 9:30 a.m.,
11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Prices for brunch are $45;
$18 for ages 6-12; free for 5
and younger. Brunch ticket
includes brunch, gardens
admission and music by
the Venturas, 1-3 p.m. Free
parking. Call 366-5731 or
visit selbyorg.
Cycling
Join DickWesling of the
Coastal Cruisers Bicycle
Club at 8:30 a.m. for a 30-
mile ride starting at the
North Manasota Beach
parking lot. Stop at Ntinos
for breakfast. Helmets
required. Call 475-5404.
Club fun
* Breakfast at 8 a.m.,
Fraternal Order of Eagles
3472, at 621 Colonia Lane,
Nokomis. All are welcome.
Call 484-4470.
* Breakfast, 8-11:30 a.m.;
pizza, noon-2 p.m.; music
and karaoke, 3:30-6:30
p.m., at American Legion
No-Vel Unit 159, 1770 E.
Venice Ave. All are wel-


come. Call 485-4748.
Music festival
Second annual Festival
of New Music at 2:30 p.m.
at Geldbart Auditorium,
Selby Public Library, 1331
First St., Sarasota. Michel-
le Giglio, John Goodman,
Dwight Oarr and Paul
Wolfe perform. Free. Call
861-1168 or e-mail
smarchive@yahoo.com.
Dancing
Ballroom dancing with the
Harriotts, 3-5 p.m., Noko-
mis Community Center,
234 East Nippino Trail.
Cost: $3 per person. Ref-
reshments for sale. Call
861-5000 or 486-2595.
Support
Al-Anon, 7 p.m., Emma-
nuel Lutheran Church,
790 South Tamiami Trail.
Visit southfloridaal-anon.
org or call 426-7655.
Bingo
Nonsmoking bingo, noon-
5:30 p.m., at Knights of
Columbus, 512 Substation
Road. Early bird at 2 p.m.
Coffee, tea and pastries
available. Call 485-1663.

MONDAY,
MAY 12
Veterans on video
Veteran interviews and
recordings at Senior
Friendship Centers, 2350
Scenic Drive. Call Debbie
Wilson at 584-0075 for
an interview.
Club fun
* Hot dogs, 9:30 a.m.-
7 p.m., and pizza, 11 a.m.-
2 p.m., American Legion
No-Vel Unit 159, 1770 E.
Venice Ave. Call 488-1157.
* Lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and
a spaghetti and meatball
dinner, 4-6 p.m., at Disabled
American Veterans, 600 East
Colonia Lane, Nokomis.
Call 488-4500.
* Lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.;
Italian Night, 5 p.m., at
Fraternal Order of Eagles
3482, 621 East Colonia
Lane, Nokomis. To learn
more, call 484-4470.
* Sloppy Joes, 11 a.m.-
2 p.m., atVenice-Nokomis
Elks Lodge, 1021 Disco-
very Way, Nokomis. Call
486-1854.
*Wings, 5-7 p.m., and
music, 6-9 p.m., atVFW
8118, 832 E. Venice Ave.
Call 484-8118.
Auto club
Venice Region of the
Antique Automobile Club
of America, 7 p.m. at Ven-
ice City Hall, 401 W Venice
Ave., Room 114. Use the
Venice Avenue entrance.
Call Gary at 493-3780.
Seniors group
Seniors Without Partners
meets at American Legion
No-Vel Post 159, 1770 E.
Venice Ave., 12:30-3:30
p.m. for a meeting and
cards. Call 485-8739.
He shoots, he scores!
The Sandra Sims Terry
Community Center hosts
over-50 basketball games,
6-8:30 p.m., at 509 Collins
Road, Laurel. All levels
welcome. Call 486-2753.
Empowerment
Empowerment & Self-
Esteem, 6-7:30 p.m., at
Women's Resource Center
of Sarasota County, 806
Pinebrook Road. Dona-
tion: $5. Call 485-9724.
Yoga
Yoga with Elin, 4:30 p.m.
on Venice Beach. Free.
Call 408-9642.
Storytime
Preschool Storytime for
ages 3-5, 10-10:45 a.m., at
Jacaranda Public Library,
4143 Woodmere Park Blvd.


Call 861-5000.

E-mail dshulman@
venicegondolier.com.

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ical Center is accepting
applications for its sum-
mer 2008 teenage volun-
teer program.
Learn about the many
facets of health care while
volunteering. Teens work
in the patient care areas
assisting with bed making,
errands, meal delivery and
numerous activities to
enhance patient comfort
and care. Other areas
include admitting, food
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and medical records.
To be eligible to volun-
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years old
* complete an application
and interview
* attend orientation from
9 a.m.-1 p.m. on June 4
* be able to volunteer a
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STAFF REPORT
May is ALS Awareness
Month, and the Muscular
Dystrophy Association will
once again commemorate
the national tradition by
ensuring that all members
of the public understand
the importance of curing
this deadly disease.
In Sarasota, MDA
will sponsor the South
Sarasota Lock-Up, 9 a.m.-2
p.m., Wednesday, May 21,
at Carrabba's Italian Grill
on Stickney Point. The
event will raise funds to
support the services,
research and information
programs of MDA's ALS


Division. For their good
deeds, participants will
have a chance to win a
grand prize of four tickets
to the Tampa Bay Rays
vs. Boston Red Sox on
July 2 with limousine
transportation by Elite
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astating disorder that
destroys the nerve cells
that control voluntary


muscles. Muscles grow
progressively weaker until
paralyzed, and death usu-
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five years. The disease typ-
ically strikes adults in the
prime of life. Its cause is
unknown, and no cure has
yet been found.
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help with purchasing
wheelchairs, leg braces
and communication de-
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educational materials,
support groups and an up-
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(als-mda.org).
For information about
the Sarasota Lock-Up, call
the MDA Greater Sarasota
office at 951-7890 or visit
als-mda.org.
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health organization work-
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diseases through pro-
grams of worldwide re-
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2. "Chameleon's Shad-
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of BernettaWallflower," by
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grams at its Venice location
at 806 Pinebrook Road:
gentle yoga, computer
classes, and empowerment
and self-esteem groups. To
find out more, call the center
at 485-9724.


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REV. SUSANNE NAZIAN
RELIGION COLUMNIST

He's perceived as a radi-
cal; as a narcissistic pre-
acher who's capitalized on
his 15 minutes of fame. And
he's perceived as a spokes-


RELIGION BRIEFS

Birthday party
Family Ministries of Trinity
Presbyterian Church holds
a Princess and Pirate Birth-
day Party, 7-8:30 p.m., Fri-
day, May 9, in the Com-
munity Life Center at 4365
State Road 776. Games,
prizes, cake and ice cream
for the whole family. Call
493-0018.
Day of prayer
Global Day of Prayer, 4-7
p.m., Sunday, May 11,
Sarasota Bradenton Inter-
national Convention Cen-
ter, 8005 E. 15th St., Sara-
sota. Free admission and
parking. Sponsored by
Center for World Revival &


person for what people of
color say to one another,
but don't generally say to
the white community.
And in this emotionally
charged breakthrough po-
litical year, I think he's
both.
Most of us preachers
like a bully pulpit, and
what is a more bully pulpit
than the national stage?
What can I say? Guilty as
charged; that is, if we are in
the tradition of prophetic
preaching. I've been str-
uck lately by what the Rev.
Dr. Rebecca Parker's say-
ing. She insists we had bet-


Awakening. Visit gdop
manasota.org or call (941)
782-0855.
Women's events
* Venice/Englewood Chap-
ter Women's Aglow Light-
house, 6:30-9 p.m., Tuesday,
May 13, Venice HealthPark,
Lions Club entrance, comer
of Jacaranda Boulevard
and Center Road. Speaker:
The Rev. Judy Taylor of
Jubilee Ministries Int. All
women welcome. Call Lucy
at 697-4657.
* Interfaith women's re-
treat, June 6 and 7, Venice
United Church of Christ,
620 E. Shamrock Blvd. 7-9
p.m., Friday: meditation


ter quit looking for the
Promised Land to come
and realize the old world
order is passing away, and
that it's been left to us to cre-
ate a new heaven and a new
earth here and now. That's
approaching radical theolo-
gy, and for liberal theolo-
gians, it's persuasive.
I once visited All Souls
Unitarian Church in Wash-
ington, D.C., easily one of
the most multiracial, mul-
ticultural churches in the
United States. Never have I
felt more instantly wel-
come. There is something
about a congregation that


and drumming; 9 a.m.-4
p.m., Saturday: workshops,
writing, drama and more.
Worship service to follow.
Contact Keran Olm-Sto-
elting at keranpaul@aol
.com or 484-2273.
* Moms Morning Out, 9
a.m.-noon, Tuesdays, at
First Baptist Church, 312
W Miami Ave., for infants
through age 5. Donation:
$10 for first child and $5
for each additional child,
per day. Call Kristin Hou-
ser at 485-1314.
Race day
Venice Presbyterian Church
presents Family Race Day
Sunday, May 18, to kick off


embraces ethnic, national
and racial differences in its
music, in its preaching
and in its practices that
invites everyone to feel at
home. In my heart was the
thought that if this church
embraced all these differ-
ences, surely it could and
would embrace mine.
What if that sense of home
could exist for every citi-
zen of this nation?
The church has been
the traditional author of
change in society. The
church was the bedrock of
the Civil Rights Movement
of the 1950s and 1960s.


its 10 a.m. Sunday pro-
gram for ages 4 and older,
June through August, at
111 E. Firenze Ave. Remote-
control racing for the kids
and special events. Lunch
included. RSVP to 488-2258.
Music performances
A Potpourri of Songs, from
Broadway to light opera, at
3 p.m., Sunday, May 18, at
the Jewish Center of
Venice, 600 North Auburn
Road. Julia Dadekian and
Ryan Gage perform ac-
companied by Thelma
Cohn. Donation: $20. Tic-
kets available at the JCV, by
calling Louise Brown at
375-0317 or at the door.


Today it can become the
bedrock of a deeper un-
derstanding of racial rela-
tionships and issues in this
nation. It invites us to
deepen our understand-
ing of the ways racism still
exists in the institutions of
society and to begin a pro-
foundly spiritual dialogue
that both educates and
reconciles.
Whatever one may
think of the Rev. Jeremiah
Wright, he has served
America's variety of reli-
gious faiths well. He has
raised issues, spoken the
truth to power and invited


Call 484-2022.
Interfaith
presentation
Venice Interfaith Com-
munity Association pre-
sents Accoutrements of
Jewish Worship at 7 p.m.,
Tuesday, May 20, at the
Lions Meeting room, 1283
at Venice HealthPark, cor-
ner of Jacaranda Boule-
vard and Center road.
Speaker: Rabbi Ann White
of the Jewish Center of
Venice. Call 496-8263 or
visit veniceinterfaith.org.
Movie series
Monthly movie series Reel
Fun at 7 p.m., Tuesday,


the whole nation into a dia-
logue on race and reconcili-
ation. Whether his words
were well timed or injurious
to one political candidate
are issues with many. But as
for opening a deeper and
more sacred dialogue, I say,
"Well done, thou good and
faithful servant."
Rev. Susanne Nazian is
minister of the Unitarian
Universalist Congregation
of Venice. The congrega-
tion's Web site is uucov.
corn and e-mail is uucov@
aol.com. Nazian can be
contacted at the church
phone at 485-2105.


May 20, at Jewish Center of
Venice, 600 North Auburn
Road. See a movie of
Jewish interest presented
by Joan Levin, followed by
discussion and refresh-
ments. All faiths welcome.
Donation: $3 for mem-
bers, $5 for nonmembers.
Call 484-2022.
Healing
* Free community healing
room, 6:30-8:30 p.m.,
Thursday, at Suncoast
Worship Center, 881 South
River Road, Englewood.
Call 474-5045.
* New Life Assembly of

Please see BRIEFS, 7B


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lecal worship services


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


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





Assembly of od
A family of believers with a strong emphasis
on charismatic worship and the gospel

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


No matter
who you are
or where you are
on hfe's journey,
you are welcome here
where God still has
something to say to you.

Venice
United Church of Christ
Congregational, Chnrstian. Evangelical, Reformed
620 Shamrock Blvd.
Every Sunday at 10:00
More Information? 493-6741
www. veniceucc.org


. VENICE _
PRESBYTERIAN T
CHURCH
SUNDAY WORSHIP
8:30 & 11 AM
Loving nursery available
k Sunday School all ages-9:45 am

Wednesday Night Live-6:15 PM
Dinner-5 PM, reservations required

488-2258
On the Island, 2 blocks S. of Venice
Regional Medical Center on The Rialto
www.venicepresbyterian.org
l waYamffanhKKS LJ


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

There's a place for you here!
Emmanuel Lutheran
S Church-ELCA
790 Tamiami Trl. S, Venice On the Island!
941-488-4942
Worship with us -
Nursery provided Sat. & Sun.
Worships:
Sat. at 5:00 pm Sun. at 8:30 am & 11:00 am
Thursday Prayers 10:00 am
Counseling Appointments 926-2959




New Hope

Christian Church (

PEOPLE OF ENCOURAGEMENT
SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE at 10:00
Contemporary Music Casual Dress Practical Messages Great Coffee
249 South Tamiami Trail ~ Palm Square Shopping Center ~ Nokomis
488-8051 or www.newhopepeople.org


.CHRISTIAN

SCIENCE
941-486-1406
First Church of Christ,
Scientist,
600 West Venice
Avenue, Venice
Sunday Service and Sunday
School at 10:30 am
Wednesday Testimony
Meeting at 7:30 pm
Child Care available
at all services
Reading Room
located in the Church
Open Mon., Wed., Sat. 10:00 am to 1:00
pm and Wed. Evening 7:00 to 7:30 pm


You're Invited
CHRIST UNITED
METHODIST
CHURCH
Steven Miller, Pastor
Larry Potts, Associate Pastor
Sunday Worship Services
9:15 am (Contemporary)
and 10:45 am
Also, 8:00 am (Nov.-April)
Sunday School 9:15 am
and 10:45 am
Nursery Provided for
All Services
Parking shuttle provided
493-7504
1475 Center Road, Venice
www.cumc.info


Located 2 miles south of Wal-Mart on US 41
COLONIAL BAPTIST CHURCH I
r 2400 Taylor Ranch Trail, Venice, FL 492-4678
S IPastor, Kerry Feathers
v Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Worship 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 6:45 p.m. AWANA 7:00 p.m. Bible Study
Nursery available



CALVARY BIBLE CHURCH
1936 E. Venice Ave.
*Sound Bible Teaching 9:30,10:30 & 6:00 pm
Loving Nursery www.cbcvenice.com
S* AWANA & Youth Children's Church
"Every visitor an honored guest..."


St. Mark's Episcopal Church office 48.77
508 Riviera Street, Venice (2 blocks behind Venice Pegional4MedicalCenter)

E Saturday 5:00 p.m. Holy Communion
SSunday 8:00 a.m. Holy Communion
10:00 a.m. Holy Communion (with nursery)
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion & Healing Service
The Rev. Christopher N. Gray, Rector The Rev. James Puryear, Assoc. Rector
Visit us on the web at: stmarksvenice.org


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


ToU place your reli -gijES ous serJ vices,1 call Carol (941) 20 f~47-1206S


6B
FRIDAY
MAY 9, 2008


Venice-
I Nokomis
United Methodist
Church
Sunday Worship:
10:00 AM
Children's Puppet Church:
10:15 AM
Adult & Children's Sunday
School 11:15 AM
Youth Fellowship Monday
5:30 PM
208 Palm Avenue, Nokomis
Phone 488-4137
(West of US 41,
4 blks. South of Albee Road)
www.vnumc.net
vnumc@verizon.net
Interim Pastor, J. Ralph Burton





SUN NEWSPAPERS 7B


BIBLE STUDY AND CLASSES


* Calvary Bible Church,
1936 E. Venice Ave.: 9-10
a.m., Fridays, Bible study.
Call Pastor Brett Jones at
485-7070 or visit cbc
venice.com.
* Chabad of Venice and
North Port, 2169 South
Tamiami Trail: 9 a.m.,


BRIEFS from Page 6B
God presents Taking Hold
of God's Vision: Healing at
7 p.m. the first and third
Tuesday (May 20) of the
month, meeting at South
Venice Christian Church,
2390 Seaboard Ave. Call
493-0775.
Voice of the Faithful
Voice of the Faithful meets
at 1 p.m., Wednesday, May
21, at Epiphany Cathed-
ral's Soy Building, Room
109. See the DVD "Vows of
Silence" about the life of
Father Marcial Marceil,
founder of the Legion-
naires of Christ. All are
welcome. Call 412-1275.
Angel Ministries, 2269
South Tamiami Trail, 284-
9459, angelministriesof
florida.com
* 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday,
May 24: Free animal heal-
ing clinic
* 4-7 p.m., Wednesdays:
Free Reiki healing clinic
Pancakes
Emmanuel Lutheran
Church serves a pancake
dinner, 4:30-6 p.m., Sunday,
May 25, at 800 South Tam-
iami Trail. Call 488-4942.
Speaker
Barbara Walker, Venice res-
ident and religion author,
discusses Religion and the
Inner Child at 11:30 a.m. the
first Saturday of each month
(June 7) at Pelican Pointe
Restaurant, 499 Derbyshire
Drive. Call 496-9463.
Interfaith school
Kids Creating Community
for grades kindergarten
through sixth, 9 a.m.-noon,
June 23-27. Sponsored by
Venice United Church of
Christ, Jewish Center ofVen-
ice and Unitarian Universa-
list Congregation of Venice.
June 23 and 26 held at the
Venice United Church of
Christ.
Pilgrimage
Father Vincent Sheehy
leads a Lourdes pilgrimage
to France, Sept. 15-26, to
commemorate the 150th
anniversary of the appear-
ance of the Virgin Mary to


Saturday, The Meaning of
Prayer; The Jewish Learn-
ing Institute, Talmudic
Ethics held at the center,
7:15-8:45 p.m., Wednes-
days, May 14-June 18; and
noon-1:30 p.m., Thurs-
days, May 15-June 19.
Light lunch served. First


Bernadette Soubirous. See
Carcassonne, Avignon, Ly-
ons, Normandy, Paris and
more. Call 408-7180.
Support groups
* Grief Support Group, 10:30
a.m.-noon, Monday, June 2,
for six consecutive Mon-
days, Emmanuel Lutheran
Church, 790 South Tamiami
Trail. Call 488-4942.
* Living Free support
group, 7 p.m., Tuesdays, at
First Baptist Church of
Englewood, 278 S. Mango
St. Led by Christian coun-
selor Dr. Christine Robins.
Fee for workbooks only.
Call 474-2473.
* Bereavement support
group, 4-5:30 p.m. second
and fourth Thursday of
each month at Epiphany
Cathedral Parish Library.
Call Phyllis Jackson at 493-
5436.
* Healing Hearts Grief and
Crisis Support meetings,
7 p.m., Thursdays, at the
Venice Assembly of God
Church at 695 Center Road.
Call JoAnn Myers at 492-
5191 or the church at
497-5683.
* Reformers Unanimous
International meets 7-9:30
p.m. Friday, at Victory
Baptist Church, 241 Bur-
ney Road, Osprey. Call
Pastor Arlo Elam at 966-
4716 or visit reformu.com.
Music
Pastor Randy and the
musicians and singers
from New Life Assembly
meet at 6:30 p.m. Friday
near the lifeguard station


class free. Call 493-2770 or
visit myJLI.com.
* Christian Metaphysical
Fellowship, 2044 Bispham
Road, Sarasota: 6-7:30
p.m., Sundays, through
May 18: Opening Your
Intuitive Self. Fee: $10 per
session. Call 266-8435 or


at Venice Beach. Bring a
chair and your request for
a favorite gospel song. Call
493-0775 or 497-7142.
Musicians wanted
The Klezmer/Dixie Band
of the Jewish Center of
Venice is looking for peo-
ple who would like to play
with the band, which prac-
tices at 9:30 a.m., Sundays,
at 600 North Auburn Road.
Improvisational ability
helps and all are welcome.
Call Jason Arkin at 484-1856.
Awana club
Calvary Bible Church
hosts Awana for kinder-
garten through third and
the sixth grade, 6:30 p.m.,
Wednesday at 1936 E.
Venice Ave. Call 485-7070
or visit cbcvenice.com.
Palm Singles
The Palm Singles (50+)
meet at 6 p.m. Monday
for dinner and a program
at Church of the Palms,
3224 Bee Ridge Road, Sara-
sota. RSVP to 924-7430.
Buddhist meditation
Kelsang Donwang teaches a
beginners Buddhist med-
itation Mondays, 7-8:30
p.m., at Woodmere Park
Community Center, Room
2-B, 3951 Woodmere Park
Blvd. This introduction to
meditation from the Kad-
ampa Buddhist tradition
includes two guided medi-
tations and a short talk. All
are welcome. Donation:
$10. Call 373-1600 or visit
meditationinflorida.org.


visit cmfsarasota.org.
* First Baptist Church of
Venice, 312W. Miami Ave.:
Ten-week study of Beth
Moore's "Beloved Disciple:
The Life and Ministry of
John," 9:30-11 a.m. and
6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesdays.
Child care provided. Wed-
nesdays at 6 p.m., Beth
Moore's "Stepping Up -
The Psalms of Assent!" in
the library. Call Betty Jo
Faulkner at 412-3611. Child
care provided. Thursday,
9:15-11:30 a.m. Beth Mo-
ore's "Daniel" with video in
the large Fellowship Hall.
"Experiencing God" by
Henry Blackaby with video
in the small Fellowship
Hall. Call Betty Morello at
474-4295 or Ethel Griffith
at 475-8105.
* Fisherman's Net
Community Church, 1101
South Tamiami Trail: inter-
denominational class on
the History and Back-
ground of the Bible, Thurs-
days, 7-9 p.m. Call 485-
8400 or 421-9948.
* Good Shepherd Epis-
copal Church, 1115 Cen-
ter Road: Church History:
Apostles, Persecution and
Tolerance (lst-3rd Cen-
turies), May 7-June 2, fol-
lowing 9:15 a.m. Holy
Eucharist and healing ser-
vice. Call 497-7286.


Questions
about a
Reverse
Mortgage!


* Jewish Center of Venice,
600 North Auburn Road:
Prophet lecture, 7 p.m., May
15: Micah. Call 484-2022.
* New Life Assembly of
God at South Venice Chris-
tian Church, 2390 Sea-
board Ave.: Women's Bible
Study at 10 a.m. Saturday
based on "Living From The
Life of Christ." Led by
Gladys Jarjisian. Breakfast
with the Boys at 6:30 a.m.
Friday at Perkins Res-
taurant on U.S. 41 Bypass.
Pastor Randy Burt teaches
Going Deeper: Adopting
the Keys to Vibrant Life
with God at 7 p.m., Thurs-
days at the church. Gen-
eration 260 teen ministry
at 7 p.m., Thursdays. Sun-
days at 1:30 p.m., Don and
Marty Blair present God's
Nature and Character. Call
493-0775.
0 Sarasota Baptist
Church: Bible study at
6:30 p.m., Thursdays in the
Venice home of Stephanie
and Charlie Gardner on
Capello Drive. Book: "Dis-
covery Adult Study Guide,"
Genesis 1-27, winter '07-
'08. Call 376-2199.
* St. Martha Catholic
Church, 200 N. Orange
Ave., Sarasota: Adult Latin
classes with Father James
Fryar, the third Thursday
of each month in the sec-


ond-floor Creed Room.
Call 366-4210 or visit
stmartha.org.
* Suncoast Worship Cen-
ter, 881 South River Road,
Englewood: 6:30-8:30 p.m.,
Monday. "Breaking Free:
Making Liberty in Christ a
Realty in Life," a woman's
Bible study by Beth Moore.
Call 474-5045 or visit sun
coastworship.org.
* Trinity Presbyterian
Church, 4365 State Road
776: Thursdays at Ten:
Pastor Charles Wiggins
leads systematic teaching of
the Gospel of Mark. The
Rev. Jack Chapin teaches
"On the Road Again to
Romans," Sundays. The Rev.
Larry Schweizer and Steve
Benz lead a study of "Just
Walk Across the Room" by
Bill Hybels, 11:15 a.m.,
Sunday. Mark Lamb teach-
es "What Grace Provides."
Call 492-0018.
* Venice Presbyterian
Church, 111 E. Firenze Ave.:
Six-week series at 6:15 p.m.,
Wednesday. Topic: Chris-
tian Perspectives on Hot
Button Issues. Two other
classes, "In the Beginning -
Grasping the Pentateuch"
and "His Name is Jesus" will
also be offered. Dinner
catered by Bay Point Grill at
5 p.m. with reservations.
Call 488-2258.


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8B SUN NEWSPAPERS

VENUE from page 3B

Dancing
Intermediate line dancing
classes, 7-8:30 p.m., at
Jacaranda Trace, 3600
William Penn Way. Fee: $4
per class. Call Jackie
Wheeler at 493-2776.
Walk it off
Start Your Heart program
for all ages and fitness lev-
els, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free
pedometer with registra-
tion and incentives for
miles logged. Call 861-
5000 before registering.
* Carlton Reserve, 1800
Mabry Carlton Parkway
* Laurel Park, 509 Collins
Road, Laurel
* Lemon Bay Park, 570
Bay Park Blvd., Englewood
* Nokomis Park, 234 East
Nippino Trail
* Woodmere Park, 3951
Woodmere Park Blvd.
Watercolor class
Big Brush Watercolor
Class, 6:30-8:30 p.m.,
Nokomis Park
Community Center, 234
East Nippino Trail. Fee:
$65 per month or $20
daily. Call 861-5000.
Ecosystem workday
Help reestablish the
American Littoral
Society's native plant
nursery in Osprey on
Little Sarasota Bay, 8:30
a.m.-noon. Call John at
966-7308.
Music makers
* Venice Gondoliers Men's
Chorus meets 6:30-9 p.m.
Monday at Lakeside
Lutheran Church, 2401
South Tamiami Trail. Call
412-0012.
* Venetian Harmony Cho-
rus of Sweet Adelines In-
ternational practices at
7 p.m. in Naar Hall at the
United Church of Christ,
620 E. Shamrock Blvd.
Call 480-1480.
* Acoustic jam, 7:30-10
p.m., at Books-A-Million,
4230 South Tamiami Trail.
All acoustic instruments
and playing levels wel-
come. Contact Bruce
Brunette at 492-6704 or
bruce@nativeamerican
fineart.org.
Read to the Dogs
Family Night, 6:30-7:30
p.m., Elsie Quirk Library,
Youth Program Room, 100
W Dearborn St., Engle-
wood. Kids are invited to
read to certified pet thera-
py dogs from the Suncoast
Humane Society. Gifts of
good used blankets, tow-
els, doggy toys and treats
are welcome. Call 861-
5000 or 861-1212.
Meditate
* Beginners Buddhist medi-
tation 7-8:30 p.m., Wood-
mere Park Community
Center, Room 2-B, 3951
Woodmere Park Blvd. $10.
Call 373-1600 or visit medi
tationinflorida.org.
* Finding Peace: Mindful
Meditation, 7-8 p.m.,
Serenity Gardens, 602 E.
Venice Ave. $5. Call 486-
3577 or visit serenitygar
densofvenice.com.
Health matters
* Support group, 10-11:30
a.m., and adaptive yoga


FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2008


classes, noon-1:30 p.m.,
the Wellness Community,
Jacaranda Trace, 3600
William Penn Way. Free
for cancer patients and a
caregiver. Call 921-5539.
* Florida's Blood Centers
at Englewood Community
Hospital, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.,
700 Medical Blvd. Call
492-9202.
* Al-Anon and Alateen, 7
p.m., St. Mark's Episcopal
Church, 508 Riviera St.
Visit southfloridaal-
anon.org or call 426-7655.
Senior Friendship
Centers, 2350 Scenic
Drive, 584-0075, senior
friendship.com
* 8:45 a.m.: Intro to Life
History Writing
* 9 a.m.: Mah-jongg;
Wake-up Stretch
* 10 a.m.: Exercise to
Music; Senior Aerobics
* 11 a.m.: Tap dancing
* noon: Lunch for $3.50
with 24-hour reservations.
Call 584-0031 or 584-0090.
* 1 p.m.: Scrabble
* 1 p.m.: Music by Upbeat
Gang


COMING UP
Physician lecture
Podiatrist Lyle Vasher dis-
cusses Medical and Sur-
gical Procedures in Foot-
care at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday,
May 13, at Englewood
Community Hospital, 700
Medical Blvd. Dinner pro-
vided. Free. Reservations
required. Call 473-3919 or
(888) 685-1598.
Retirement challenge
Women's Resource Center
of Sarasota County hosts
this 30-hour course for
retirees, 9:30 a.m.-3:30
p.m., May 13-15 and 20-
22, at 806 Pinebrook
Road. Free. Registration
required. Call 485-9724.
Nature events
* American Littoral
Society kayak trip to Alafia
Audubon Bird Rookery in
Tampa Bay, 9 a.m.-12:30
p.m., Wednesday, May 14.
Equipment and training
provided. Fee: $35. RSVP
to John at 966-7308.
* American Littoral
Society sunset kayak trip
from Little Sarasota Bay to
Palmer Point Beach, 7-
9:30 p.m., Thursday, May
15. Equipment and train-
ing provided. Fee: $25.
RSVP to John at 966-7308.
* Bayshore critter search on
Bird Key with the American
Littoral Society, 9:30-11:30
a.m., Saturday, May 17. Fee:
$5; free for kids. RSVP to
Ruth at 366-9479.
* Sierra Singles bike ride
and picnic, 9:30-11 a.m.,
Sunday, May 18. Ride the
new Legacy Trail bike path
starting from Oscar
Scherer State Park, 1843
South Tamiami Trail, Os-
prey. Optional picnic lun-
ch and swim. Moderate
pace, 15- to 18-mile ride.
Bring water, sunscreen
and helmet. Donation: $5
plus park fee. RSVP to
Sharon at 321-1218.
* American Littoral
Society kayak trip on the
Phillippi Creek Estuary,
8:30-11:30 a.m., Thursday


May 22. Equipment and
training provided. Fee: $25.
RSVP to John at 966-7308.
* Sleeping Turtle Preserve
5-mile walk, 8-11 a.m.,
Saturday, May 24, with
the Manatee-Sarasota
Sierra Club. Wear sturdy
shoes and bring water
and lunch. RSVP to Sally
at 484-4113.
* American Littoral
Society kayak trip around
South Lido Park at Bird
Key, 9 a.m.-noon,
Saturday, May 24.
Equipment and training
provided. Fee: $25. RSVP
to John at 966-7308.
* Manatee-Sarasota Sierra
Club sundown paddle on
Sarasota Bay, 7-9 p.m.,
Thursday, May 29. Fee:
$5. RSVP to Don Kirkley
at 493-3085.
Business women
Business and Professional
Women of Englewood
and Venice meet Tuesday,
May 20, at Boca Royale
Country Club, 1501
Englewood Road, Engle-
wood. The group will
meet with the Women's
Council of Realtors Engle-
wood & Venice. Network-
ing at 5 p.m., dinner at
6 p.m., speaker and busi-
ness meeting to follow.
Dinner: $24. Reservations
required. Call An Bacheler
at 661-6884 by Thursday,
May 15.
Card party
Venice-Nokomis Drove
No. 141 BPO Does Guys
and Dolls card party,
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.,
Thursday, May 15, Venice-
Nokomis Elks Lodge, 1021
Discovery Way, Nokomis.
Sandwiches, desserts,
prizes. Donation: $5. Call
Virginia at 484-2204.
Fishing tournament
Youth fishing tournament
for boys and girls ages 14
and younger, 8-11:30
a.m., Saturday, May 17, at
Nokomis Beach, 901
Casey Key Road. Catch
and release only. Bait pro-
vided; bring pole and
tackle box. Prizes and tro-
phies awarded. Fee: $1
per child. Registration
required at 8 a.m. Call
861-5000 or 486-2595.
Veterans on video
Veteran interviews and
recordings Monday, May
19, at Senior Friendship
Centers, 2350 Scenic
Drive. Call Debbie at 584-
0075 for an interview.
'Look Good ...
Feel Better'
American Cancer Society
-Venice Resource
Center "Look Good ...
Feel Better," 2 p.m.,
Monday, May 19, at the


South County Family
YMCA, 701 Center Road.
Use makeup and skin-
care techniques to over-
come the appearance-
related effects of
chemotherapy and radia-
tion. Free for women in
active cancer treatment.
Call (800) ACS-2345.
Military officers
The Venice Area Chapter
of the Military Officers
Association of America
meets for lunch at 11:30
a.m., Tuesday, May 20, at
the American Legion No-
Vel Unit 159, 1770 E.
Venice Ave. Open to all
who have held a warrant
or commission in the
Army, Marine Corps,
Navy, Air Force, Coast
Guard, Public Health
Service, NOAA and spous-
es. Last meeting until
September. Visit venice
moaa.com or call 497-
5906 or 412-3592.
Survivors day
National Cancer Survivors
Day, 2-4 p.m., Sunday,
June 1, at Michael's On
East, 1212 E. Ave.,
Midtown Plaza, Sarasota.
Keynote address by Paul
Jacobsen, Ph.D., division
chief of the psychosocial
and palliative care
department at H. Lee
Moffitt Cancer Center &
Research Institute. Music
by Sparrow plus enter-
tainment and refresh-
ments. Free but registra-
tion required by May 23.
Call the Sarasota
Memorial Hospital's
Healthline at 917-7777.
Golf tournaments
* Women's Resource
Center of Sarasota County
Golf Invitational Saturday,
June 7, at The Meadows
Country Club, Highland
Course, 3101 Longmea-
dow, Sarasota. 8:30 a.m.
shotgun start. All are wel-
come. Individuals: $85,
$340 for foursome; $125
for tee sponsor. RSVP by
May 23; tickets available
at 806 Pinebrook Road
and by calling 485-9724 or
366-1700.
* First Gulf Coast Marine
Institute South Golf
Classic, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.,
Saturday, May 31, at
Pelican Pointe Golf &
Country Club, 499
Derbyshire Drive. All pro-
ceeds benefit the insti-
tute, a nonprofit school
for troubled teens. To reg-
ister, call 244-2046.
Deaf camping
Florida deaf camping,
May 23-26, at Ginnie
Springs, 7300 NE Ginnie
Springs Road, High
Springs, 32643. Adults:
$18 per night. Visit gin


niespringsoutdoors.com.
Call Janet Quinones by
videophone at (904) 250-
6366 or e-mail Ppretty
flower81@yahoo.com.
Dancing
Country Club Estates
dances, 7-10 p.m., at 700
Waterway. BYOB. $7 per
person. May 24: Bill Mill-
ner. RSVP to 488-5341.
Memorial Day
Venice-Nokomis Elks
Lodge picnic, 2-7 p.m.,
Monday, May 26, at 1021
Discovery Way, Nokomis.
Hamburgers, hot dots,
cole slaw, baked beans,
draft beer and soda,
drawing and music by
Ziggy. Tickets: $12. Call
486-1854.
Historical society
Venice Area Historical
Society, 6:30 p.m.,
Tuesday, May 27, at
Venice Public Library, 300
S. Nokomis Ave. Free
refreshments and pro-
gram on the video inter-
views of former Ringling


performers and employ-
ees. All are welcome.
RSVP to 484-0769.
Teen volunteers
Venice Regional Medical
Center is accepting appli-
cations for its summer
2008 teenage volunteer
program. Learn about the
many facets of health care
while volunteering with
bed making, errands,
meal delivery and numer-
ous activities to enhance
patient comfort and care.
Other areas include
admitting, food and
nutritional services, gift
shop, emergency room,
clerical assistance and
medical records. Can-
didates must have com-
pleted the eighth grade
and be 14 years old; have
completed an application
and interview; attend ori-
entation, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.,
Wednesday, June 4; and
be able to volunteer a
minimum of 50 hours,
June 9-Aug. 11. Interviews
begin 1-3 p.m., May 19-
June 2. Call 483-7050.


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From left, assistants Celeste lacampo and Karen Bosley NAARFE Member John Paul dons a
joined auctioneer Jean Marie Burton. Stetson hat.


PHOTO COURTESY OF CAROL AND JOHN BOODEN
Carol Booden of Venice met her three daughters Margaret VanderWoude of
Portage, Mich., Stacy Siscoe of Vicksburg, Mich., and Susan Marcoccia of
Cornelius, N.C. in Charlotte, N.C., to celebrate VanderWoude's 50th birthday
with a "wicked" girls' holiday.

My vacation


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PHOTOS COURTESY OF JEAN MARIE BURTON

National Association of
Active and Retired Federal
Employees held an auction
for Alzheimer's research
April 17 at Harmony House.


Treasurer Saundra Barrington accepts a donation from Jean
Spataro. Steve Shoub is shown in the background.


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PHOTO COURTESY OF NANCY CHATFIELD
Nancy Chatfield spotted these ibis "decorating the
Christmas tree" on Glen Oak. The birds flew in one at
a time and left in reverse order.


PHOTO COURTESY OF ROMES
Edie and Bruno Rome dance to music by the Jess
and Joan Band at the German American Friendship
Club.


PHOTO COURTESY OF JUDIE BAUER
Venice Area Historical Society member Ricki Ernst
assists children making sharks teeth necklaces dur-
ing the Sharks Tooth festival in April.


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PHOTO COURTESY OF JUNE STRAYER
June Strayer spotted this beached "sand" shark at
Venice Beach.


Chris Skelton of Nokomis, left, is entertained by Bradenton residents Margie and
Perry Fulkerson at the Manatee DeSoto Heritage Parade.

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On their recent cruise to the Caribbean, Claire and Don Mercereau and Fran and
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REAL ESTATE/CLASSIFIED


Boater's paradise for sale in Sorrento Woods


BY KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR


y land or sea, entertaining
is a breeze in a larger
updated 3,921-square-foot
home recently listed with Re/
Max Alliance Group Realtor
Marty Tarala.
Located in Sorrento Woods,
the updated home has one of
the largest enclosed lanais with
summer kitchen in the area. The
space is elegantly framed by
stucco walls with multiple arch-
es to let the breezes through
while providing maximum pri-
vacy. A deep covered space that
is part of the lanai, offers shelter
for relaxing and dining while the
open areas offer space for sun-
ning around the el-shaped heat-
ed in-ground pool. Also under
cover, and adjacent to the
home's updated kitchen is the
summer kitchen with new stain-
less built-in covered grill, hood
and sink set in a solid surface
counter that matches the indoor
kitchen's new counters. There is
ample storage in the kitchen's


paneled wood cabinets as well
as in the u-shaped summer
kitchen's laminate cabinets.
Beyond the lanai is a large
back lawn area, with a gazebo
and another grill for casual
cooking. At the back edge of the
property, a boat ramp and deep-
water dock serve the needs of
boaters.
Within the house, which fea-
tures updated mechanical sys-
tems, there is a formal dining
room, casual dining area, formal
living room. family room, five
bedrooms and three bathrooms.
The master suite features a 15-
foot by 17-foot bedroom with
cathedral ceiling and sliding
glass doors to the lanai.
Professional landscaping and
a circular paver drive with extra
parking space for guests add to
the home's ambiance and func-
tionality.
Listed for $624,900, the home
is at 1167 Wyeth Drive, off Sor-
rento Woods Blvd.
It can be seen by appoint-
ment. Call Tarala at 486-8686 or
488-079.


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PHOTOS COURTESY OF MARKET CUMMINGS OF RE/MAX PROPERTIES
A circular drive offers additional guest parking space while making guests feel welcome.


Stucco walls enhanced by arches make the pool and lanai area seem like
another room. An outdoor kitchen with built-in grill and exhaust hood adds
utility to the comfortable space.


At the back of this home in Nokomis Solid surface counters, mirror backsplash and wood cabinets are features
there is a dock with deep-water of the kitchen, which includes a pass-through to the summer kitchen on the
access to the Gulf of Mexico. lanai.


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WEEKEND OPEN HOUSES

821 Montrose #202 Sunday 12 3
$169,900...ST. ANDREWS...Bright, open cathedral ceilings
in this 2/2 condominium in Plantation. Looks brand new!
No club membership required. Heated pool...excellent
golf! #N544516 Linthicum/White 228-9206
852 Bayport Cir- Saturday 12 2
$186,000...CHESTNUT CREEK VILLAS...Great Room plan
offers wide open floor plan in this lovely 2/2 with 2 car
garage and FULLY FURNISHED! Preserve view is an added
bonus! Community pool and tennis. 55+ community...
super location! #N574895 Becky Shontz-Bork 497-2229
260 Santa Maria #306 Saturday 2 5-30
$249,900...BELLA COSTA...Turnkey furnished, Island 2/
2...covered parking, plus great amenities...heated pool,
clubhouse, billiard room, ym and sauna! Walk to Venice
Little Theatre! #N567497 Marjorie Sager 223-6492
60 Inlets Blvd Sunday 1 4
$289,000...'THE INLETS...2/2 overlooking lake on cul-de-
sac. Gated security, clubhouse, heated pool, tennis and
storage for your RV! #N514717 Chloe Fleming 320-6466
4326 Via del Viletti Saturday 1 4
$499,000.V..VENETIA! Absolutely nothing has been
overlooked in this stunning 4 bdrm, 3 full baths with
crown molding throughout...radiant barrier, 2 zoned A/C,
security system and hurricane shutters, and of course,
heated pool! #N570105 Joan Lino 416-0140
5046 Bella Terra Saturday 10 1
$549,000...PRICE REDUCED! VENETIA! 3/3.5 with side
load garage on Preserve site...wet bar plus built-in
entertainment center in family room. Hurricane glass and
shutters. Gated community with pool, tennis and
clubhouse. #N541933 Linthicum/White 223-5378
405 Lansbrook Sunday 1 4
$619,000...OVERLOOKING 13TH FAIRWAY of Venice Golf &
Country Club! Lovely 3/3 with over 2,600 sq. ft. of living
area. Wavered lanai with pool/spa, upgrades in master bath
and fabulous kitchen! #N568662 Christine Neal 468-4028

NEW LISTINGS!

$240,000...TRIANO! The Savona! First floor 2/2 with great
views of waterfalls and tropical setting from lanai and
master suite! Corian Counters, impact windows and
hurricane shutters for lanai! Community gym, heated
pool, clubhouse! #N536987 Dee Gomber 497-9483
$315,000....CALUSA LAKES...FALCON TRACE 2/2 villa with 2
car garage in lovely greenbelt location. Free standing style
combines the benefits of single family living with maintenance
free living! Gated community, golf course, clubhouse,
community pool! #N546736 Dee Gomber 497-9483
$324,900...FALCON TRACE IN CALUSA! One of the largest
units in Falcon Trace! Many upgraded features in mhis
expanded 3/2! Glass front doors, mirrored dining area and
enlarged lanai and garage. Popular golf course
community with loads of amenities bordering Legacy
Trail! #N546736 Dee Gomber 497-9483
$329,900...SOUTHWOOD! Maintenance free Arthur
Rutenberg 3/3 courtyard home with pool that shows like a
model! Picture perfect with new flooring throughout, new
upgraded stainless steel appliances and beautifuflake view!
Large master bath w/sunken Jacuzzi tub for two!
#N5761115 Wheeler/Green 809-8432
$359,900...GOLF COURSE FRONTAGE! CALUSA LAKES 3/2 on
greenbelt area with sidewalks and wide streets! Oversized
master suite, Great Room and kitchen open to oversized lanai
and pool! Gorgeous neighborhood in outstanding golf course
community! #N553029 Dee Gomber 497-9483
$369,000...MANORS OF CHESTNUT CREEK...Exceptional
4/2.5 w/ pool, spa and expansive water views! Wood
fireplace in family room, complete with wet bar. A/C new
2007. Furniture negotiable for instant investor appeal!
#N5761057 Becky Shontz-Bork 497-2229
$374,900...SARASOTA LAKE VIEW! Beautifully updated
3/2 in Greenfield subdivision with gorgeous curb appeal!
Family rm, updated master suite, freshly painted, new
carpet and large lanai. Excellent location #N5761003
Wheeler/Green 809-8432
$399,900...PELICAN POINT...Overlooks large lake!
Beautifully appointed 3/2, 2 car garage, pool and high
upgrades including built-ins in living room! 27 holes of golf,
tennis and clubhouse! #N575589 Susan Dahn 408-3021
$449,000...VENICE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB...Landscaped
courtyard adds to the appeal of this rare 3/3 with views of
golf course and preserve. Large kitchen and master
suite...loads of storage! Exceptional in every way!
Outstanding amenities in premier country club setting!
#N5761064 Glo/Ron Rubin 223-1766
$449,000...CALUSA LAKES...One Owner! Lincoln built 3/
2.5 boasting high elevation and beautifully maintained!
Located on the 6th hole of Calusa Lakes' championship
golf course! Quiet cul-de-sac street offers privacy!
#N566528 Dee Gomber 497-9483
$529,900...NORTH PORT ESTATES! Located on 3 acres in
prestigious area of fine homes! Private, wooded site
surrounds this lovely 3/2 with solar heated pool and 2 car
garage. Large out building with electric, perfect for home
ased business or work shop. Horses permitted. Beautifully
maintained! #N575249 Gwen Heggan 468-1297


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to Gulf. Various docks accommodate up to 125' vessels
w/8'draft. Premium construction, water/power, pump
out, on site fueling, harbormaster. Rob Spikol 234-3336


$225,500...PELICAN POINTE...Barely lived in 2/2 with
views of the lake and the 11th fairway. Popular gated
and golfing community...furniture is being offered
under separate contract. #N572409
Susan Dahn 408-3021


$199,000...TREMENDOUS VALUE...Cypress Falls at the
Woodlands 2/2 villa w/2 car garage on protected
preserve...Extended lanai, tile on the diagonal,
hurricane shutters. Resort-style fitness and social
clubhouse with a fulltime social director, pools, tennis
courts, internet cafe, library, ballroom and much
more. #N5761098 Christine Neal 468-4028


$349,000...SORRENTO WOODS...Totally updated 3/3
with over 2,200 sq ft of living area, guest quarters with
cooking area, bath and separate entrance. Hardwood
floors, granite countertops, new appliances, saltwater
pool....the list is endless! #N570988
Bonnie Price 350-3362


$619,000...REDUCED! PELICAN POINTE GOLF &
COUNTRY CLUB! Custom Rutenburg 3/3 with 3 car
garage, huge bonus rm or 4th bedroom! Large pool,
summer kitchen, vaulted ceilings, built-in entertainment
center...tennis, gym, restaurant/clubhouse and award
winning golf! #N575645 Linthicunm/White 228-5378


$624,900...CALUSA LAKES...LOADS OF UPGRADES! One of
the most popular neighborhoods in our area, Calusa Lakes
offers this rare 3/2.5 with well appointed kitchen, tray
ceilings, crown molding, 3 car garage. Large pool
enclosure w/guartz, solar heated pool. Golf course
community offers Har-Tru tennis, clubhouse and activities!
#N570803 Dee Gomber 497-9483
$675,000...OAK CANOPY shades this unique 3/2 stilt home
on Lemon Bay, secluded behind automatic gate. Elevator
allows easy access to any of the four floors, each designed
for maximum views of 1CW, Manasota Key and the Gulf!
Stone bridge and wooden walkways meander through
mangroves to private sundeck and boat house!
#N5760976 Bonnie Price 350-3362
$949,000...VENICE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB...Nothing
short of spectacular describes this John Cannon 3/3.5 w/2Z
ceiling in family room...carved stone gas fireplace,
Mexican stone flooring, Viking gas stove in kitchen, 900
bottle wine storage, 2nd floor bonus room...pool with
waterfall...all on the signature hole of this award winning
golf course! #N575991 Glo/Ron Rubin 223-1766
$975,000...MARINA DEL SOL SIESTA KEY BAYFRONT!
Private elevator opens to almost new 2/2.5 with 2,500 sq
ft...tiled throughout, granite countertops, 3 lanais, parking
garage...clubhouse/pool. Walk to Siesta Beach! Wheeler/
green 809-8432
$1,450,000...U.S. 41 BY PASS...Multi-use parcel with direct
41 frontage. Parcel extends from Laurel Ave to Groveland.
All CI zoning. #N5761111 Bonnie Price 350-3362

SPECIAL FEATURES'

$229,000...EXCELLENT CLOSE-IN LOCATION! Big, corner
location for this newer 3/2 with vaulted ceilings, 2 car
garage, almost 1,800 sq ft of living area and enclosed
ana Beautiful home with so much to offer! Priced to
sell! #N574674 Wheeler/Green 809-8430
$239,900...NORTH PORT- NEW!! Custom 3/2 with
designer colors, beautiful built-ins in living room, large
walk -in closets, dual sinks and garden tub! Incredible
price for this high quality home with numerous u parades
and attention to detail! #N573412 Gwen Heggan 468-1297
$269,900...PINEBROOK! Completely updated 3/3 pool home
w/new kitchen and appliances, new baths...2 car garage and
caged, solar heated pool! Active community center featuring
pool and boat launch. #N563585 Paula Wesley 492-7515
$285 000...CAMBRIDGE MEWS OF ST. ANDREWS...Social
membership valued at $2,400 included in this
maintenance free 2/2 plus den, 2 car garage villa!
Clubhouse, two 18 hole golf courses, tennis club, Gym and
Jr. Olympic pool! #N573042 Leona Lingley 223-3801
$299,000...JACARANDA WEST! Exceptional 3/3 with close
to 2,000 sq ft of living area! Large lanai, 2 master suites,
new granite countered cabinetry, caged pool! #N565886
Linthicum/White 228-9206
$329,000...GOLDEN BEACH BUNGALOW! Deeded beach
easement...2/2 with den! Updated...workshop, outdoor
shower, and large back yard. Daily Gulf sunsets!
#N570077 Freya Fuller 223-1644
$359,000...JACARANDA WEST! Remodeled 3/2 w/views of
the pool and private yard. Updated kitchen, crown
molding, new wood flooring, plenty of storage, new
window treatments and much more! #N569389
Bridget DePalma 809-4786
410,000...GULF FRONT COMMUNITY! Bahia Vista turnkey
furnished 2/2, vaulted ceilings, celestial windows 2 balconies,
fabulous kitchen! Washer/dryer in unit. Excellent investor
potential! #N573862 Joan Lino 416-0140
$449,000...MISSION VALLEY! 2 acres surround this unique
and secluded 3/3 tastefully updated with wood flooring,
stainless steel appliances in almost 2,300 sq ft of living
area! Gorgeous pool area, large workshop. A horse lovers
dream home! #N569475 Gwen Heggan 468-1297
$550,000...ENGLEWOOD ISLES...Canal front 3/2 w/2 car
garage and boat lift on pristine lot...caged pool and large
anai... stone fireplace in family room. Popular Sarasota
County waterfront development! #N567360
Paula Wesley 492-7515
$569,000...GUEST WING of this custom 3/2 plus den and 2
car garage connects to a spacious 2/1 with private 1 car
garage by a common bonus room, both opening to dual
lanai and large pool area. Perfect for guests, care-giving
or large family! #N555526 Linthicum/White 223-5378
$599,000...SAWGRASS! Antigua Model....Fabulous 3/2 with
expanded 3 car garage. 43' wide paver brick patio with
expansive views of lake and golf course. Central vacuum,
securitysystem...radiant barrier!.#N565371 BobPiel 716-7435
$799,000....AUBURN ACRES...Stunninq 2 story traditional
w/almost 3,900 sq ft of living area ...4bdrms, 3-1/2 baths
plus office, family room ana library/conservatory. Winding
stairway leads to open second floor with bonus room. Caged
pool...meticulously maintained throughout! #N561576
Bonnie Price 350-3362/Laura Bennawy 416-3132
$975,000...MARINA DEL SOL SIESTA KEY BAYFRONT!
Private elevator opens to almost new 2/2.5 with 2,500 sq
ft...tiled throughout, granite countertops, 3 lanais, parking
garae ...clubhouse/pool. Walk to Siesta Beach!
Wheeler/Green 809-8432


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1010 Open House
1020 Homes/General
1021 Arcadia
1022 Englewood
1023 Nokomis/Osprey
1024 North Port
1025 Port Charlotte
1026 Punta Gorda
1027 South Venice
1028 Venice
1029 Sarasota
1030 Waterfront Home
1031 Foreclosures
1035 Golf Course
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1040 Condos/Villas
1060 Townhouses
1070 Duplexes
1075 Tn-Plex For Sale
1080 Apartments
1090 Mobile Homes
1100 Interval Owner-
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1500 Lots & Acreage
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1520 Out Of Area Lots
1530 Commercial Lots
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1600 Business For Sale
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1640 Warehouse &
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1650 Farm/Ranches

1010 OPEN HOUSE

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PUNTA GORDA
OFFICE

HAS MOVED

From
331 SULLIVAN ST
to
312 SULLIVAN ST
(The former
PURPLE HOUSE)


BUSINESS HOURS

Monday Friday

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

(941) 205-1000

Sat. 10-2. 18121
Garvin Ave. PC. 2/2,
LR, FR, $149,900. 941-
258-4444

TO ADVERTISE
IN THE
SHOWCASE
OF HOMES
CALL DEE,
941-206-1200
dscott@sun-
herald.com


1019 CAPE HAZE/
ROTONDA

*What a Deal! Rotonda
Brand new Mercedes built
home. 284 Albatross
1780sqft tile roof, paver dri-
veway, upgraded cabinets.
Corian counter tops.
Alarm,jacuzzi tub. Ins Only
$960. $229,900
Shells Realty Call Ron
941-223-4781
** Rotonda Beautiful 3/2/2 in
newer White Marsh section.
271 White Marsh Ln. Lease
option avail.Prop Ins Only
$930. $229,900 Shells Realty
Ron 941-223-4781

3/2/2 near Cape Haze
Publix. Gulf RIty.
Linda McCraney 941-
468-2076 $159,000

Just reduced! 3 bedroom
W/3 car garage & pool!
Gulf RIty 941-468-2076
Linda McCraney


$359,000
OPEN FRI/SAT 1-4, 407
Oak Point Rd, Blackburn Pt Must Sell! 2/2 close to
Woods, Osprev. 2/2/2 +den. Rotonda CC.Gulf RIty.
House+Furnishings $375K Linda McCraney 941-
(941)-966-6557 468-2076 $120,900


Notices

Financial


1020 HOUSES FOR
SALE

$$REDUCED$$ S Gulf Cove
8293 Burwell Ci
Unbelievable Price 2005
built 3/2/2,1700sq ft. Prop
Ins $960. $204,900
Lease option avail. Shells
Realty Ron 941-223-4781

$129,900
Largo Preserve
Models Now Open
Thurs-Sun 1-6:00
Dawn Cohen
Peens Property Group
(941)-228-0077
ALWAYS WANTED A
RANCH? This is your
chance. Come see this
20ac parcel that is com-
pletely fenced, ready for
cattle. Build your dream
home in the back of this
property for lots of priva-
cy. Offered at $165,000
MLS #196045 Flores &
Flores, Inc. 863-773-3337

Bank Foreclosures
budtraynerrealty.com
Bud Trayner Realty
941-766-7278
BUY! 4B HUD $45,000!
Only $358/mo. 5% Down,
20yrs @ 8%. For listings
800-366-9783 ext 7881
Ft. Green area, Hwy 62,
5ac w/3B 2B CB home,
computer room, outbuild-
ing, fenced, trees, excel-
lent homesite, additional
information call free 1-877-
632-1906 ext. 51
Reduced to $249,000
MLS #201124 Flores &
Flores, Inc. 863-773-3337




Venice
2/2 Oxford $150,000
NORTH PORT
4/2 Kenvil $199,000
3/2 Gailard $89,600
3/2 Norvell $98,800
3/2 Pine Cone $124,000
3/2 Sultan $150,000
3/2 Parkins $131,000
2/1.5 Chicopa St. $54,000
PORT CHARLOTTE
3/2 Harbor Blvd $90,000
3/2 Zana St. $51,300
You could save $1000's
Call for a list of
available properties
Hud Registered Broker
InvestorsChoice
941-475-7011 or
1-877-903-5533

JUST LISTED!! Brand New
Home!! Gated Golf & C.C
community 4/3/3 with
pool/spa and all upgraded
amenities. Best Value in
Sarasota County
$409,900 CALL NOW! 941
779-8700


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1020 HOUSES FOR
SALE

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Only 109K. Huge immacu-
late 2/1/1 on cul-de-sac;
was model home; near
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NEW CONSTRUCTION 3/2
CB HOME ON 1/2 ACRE.
MUST SELL. NR HWY 17,
S OF ARCADIA, $125K.
(941)-737-7037









1022 ENGLEWOOD
FOR SALE
351 E. Dearborn Updat-
ed 3BR on 2 lots, Water &
Sewer $139k
820 E. 5th St. Large 3
or 4 Bedroom with Water
& Sewer $160K
40 ANNAPOLIS LN Pool
home w/ hurricane shut-
ters $144k
Terry Long
941-474-2897 Ext 127
RE/MAX Bayside
48 Bunker Circle
Huge 3/2/2 pool home on the
golf course $244k
135 Kings Drive Newer 3/2/2
Corner lot, Water & Sewer.
Nice! $168k
103 MarkTwain Ln. 3/2/2 Famn
Rm & Huge lanai $188k
Terry Long
941-474-2897 Ext 127
RE/MAX Bayside
8 Par View Road 3/2/2
Pool Home in Long Mead-
ow. $248k
711 Boundary Blvd .
Huge 4/2/2 w/pool $289k
5 Marker Road
Newer Huge 3/2/2 pool
$314k Terry Long
941-474-2897 Ext 127
REMAX Bayside.
By Owner Engl. East 2/1
Immaculate, all new inside
& out. Open plan $115k
941475-7795
FSBO 3/2 Everything New,
Huge Corner Lot, 110
Euclid, Central Englewood,
$110K 941-27&7831


Business Service


1022 ENGLEWOOD
FOR SALE
Remodeled 2/2, 1 blk to
Bay. Pics zillow.com, 152
Magnolia St. $189,000.
863-324-1818
Walk to the beach! 3/2
Good rntl history.Gulf
RIty Linda McCraney
941-468-2076 $399,900
WATERFRONT HOMES
2302 Chilcote Terrace -
2004 Fero Built Myakka
River Waterfront with won-
derful River Views. Huge
3/2/3 Pool. Seawall, 2
lifts, Tile roof, No Bridges
to the Gulf of Mexico.
$599K
1021 Humboldt St.
Ainger Creek. 2/2/2w.
pool Dock, davit & boat
house. One bridge to the
bay. Exc condition. $349k
Terry Long
941-474-2897 Ext 127
REMAX Bayside.

1023 NOKOMIS/OSPREY
FOR SALE

A must see! Freshly remod-
eled 3/2 with new roof and
caged pool! Neat & Clean in
great location W. of Trail!
Small boat water with dock.
$339,900.Chris Tritschler,
RE/MAX Effort Realty, 941-
376-7740"

1024 NORTH PORT




NEW ON
THE MARKET
$800
MONTH!!!
OWNER
FINANCING!!!
6 MONTHS NO
INTEREST OR
TAKE $10,000
CASH REBATE
AT CLOSING
REMODELED
Like New 4br/2ba,
lanai, garage, tile &
carpet, fenced yard,
city water & sewer,
NOW!!! $119,900
Call (941)716-0040

3/2/2 most furnishings
included. Off Toledo Blade
Turn keyprice $145,000.
941-423-0488 obo
3/2/2, Fenced, Mostly Tile,
Stainless Appliances, 2 yrs
old, Like Brand New. Gener-
ator sys $165,000 obo.
(941)-539-6478

New High Quality Homes
For Sale
MANY EXTRAS INCL.
Heaton Terr, $159,900
Woodland Construction
941-232-0636


1024 NORTH PORT 1025 PT CHARLOTTE
FOR SALE
BUY AT THE BOTTOM!
1800sq ft 2/2/2 Fireplace, PC Must Sell before fore-
Maple Firs, Lanai, Fence. closure. 2/2/2, 1108 sf.
Sold for 203k in 06, Now House Vacant. No Reason-
just 109.9k 941-9224200 able Offer Refused! Grant
For sale or rent, 3/2/2 Money Avail. DESPERATE!!
plus bonus rm., quite St. 407-897-3917
like new, agent 941-268-
5711 TO ADVERTISE
FSBO, 2 story, 3/2.5/3, IN THE
Many Upgrades, 3140 sq ft, SHOWCASE
$209,000. (941)-628-9492 OF HOMES
CALL DEE,
North Port- Owner will 941-206-1200
carry with 1K down, 941-206-1200
payments of $1100/mo dscott@sun-
3/2.5/lcg, 8396 Trion- herald.com
fo Ave 926-0022
Sacrifice NICE HOUSE!!! 1026 PUNTAGORDA
$125,000, 4/2, corner FOR SALE
lot. Must sell! 941-539-


8428 or 305-801-5265

1025 PT CHARLOTTE
FOR SALE

2/2/1 Fenced yard, lanai,
All appliances. Nice area.
Move in Condition! Asking
$123,000. Will help with
mortgage. 941-623-3834
3/1, Large lanai. New paint
inside & out. Everything
new! Move in cond!
$73,000. (941)457-7077
3/2/1 w/ den fenced yd,
corner lot. tile, updated,
modern kit & bath $125k
941-876-3231
3/2/1 with 1600 sf.
2/1 Addition OR
5/3 for Large Family!
Great Mother/Daughter
Set-Up! $215,000.
941-626-5265
4/2, remodeled, corner
lot, convenient location
close to schools, $103K
obo, (941)457-7077
AAA Neighborhood
3/2/2, approx 1700sq ft
A/C 2yrs old, $119.9K,
off Collingswood Ave
941-725-1355

BARGAIN HOME!!
Unfinished Concrete
Shell, Section 15.
23156 Lark Ave,
$75,000. obo Call
Albert 941-629-2558
or 941-628-2883
INVESTOR SPECIAL: Buy
Large 4/3/2 w/apt, Pool
H.t., Dock 2 Lift on River.
Get 3 Rented Homes Free
$850k 941-613-3440
Like new 3/2/1.5 beauti-
fully completely remod-
eled, new everything,
$129,900 941-421-6250
Must see. Lg. home on 3
lots, 5 car gar., RV pking.
owners.com/WPA7478
or call (941)-268-6209
PC Cute 2/1 wAanai, w/ CR nice
area, fresh water canal, fruit
trees., appraised @$94k, sell
price-$86k (941)-429-1285


Ft Ogden, Historic, New
Kitchen/Bath, Wood Firs,
Appl Incl, 2 lots, RV Parking,
Low Tax/Ins (863)990-1607

SOUTH VENICE
FOR SALE

Sweet 2/2 home. Quiet,
Treed lot on quiet street.
Great Starter home for
Young Family. Owner mov-
ing & motivated. For Appt
Call 941-497-6071. Leave
Message
if necessary

1028 VENICE FOR
SALE

"SHORT SALE! Pride of own-
ership abounds in this 3/2/2
car garage home. Oak cabi-
nets, granite countertops,
two person jacuzzi, more!
$259,900. Kim Tritschler,
RE/MAX Effort Realty, 941-
780-7740"
3BR/2BA/2CG w/ fire-
place skylights & tree
house. Room for boat/RV
$155k (941)-408-7067
Curry Cove: 2/2 Handyman
$79K, 3/2 Nice View
$164.9K. 941-586-3936.
www.barbarasDroperties corn
Barbara Gahry,
Michael Saunders
BEST DEAL IN VENICE
3br/lba, City Water,
$124,900. Off Venice Ave
941468-2220
Just Listed $119,900!
Three bed S. Venice.
Gulf Realty. Linda
McCraney 941468-2076
Pelican Point 3br/2ba 2.5
car garage Pool & Spa
$475K (941)-408-8962

1030 WATERFRONT
HOMES

$$ INVESTOR ALERT!!
Fully remodeled furn condo.
Granite, new EVERYTHING.
Deeded dock Sailboat access
.$149,900 Shells Realty Ron
941-223-4781


5000


Pets/Livestock

Transportation/Bo


1030 WATERFRONT
HOMES

PC 5/3/3 Sailboat,
$750K. MLS 688479. 2
min to Harbor, 30 Bring
offers! 193 Beeney Rd.
(941)-628-4419

1 CHEAP DEEP
waterfront 2/2/2 only 3.85
min to Stump Pass/Gulf,
new seawall/dock. Lowest
price on Bay $419k.
941474-6633

3/2/2.5, almost 200 ft on
water, PGI home, currently
being remodeled. Possible
lease back. Drastically
Reduced to
$589,000.941-258-6655

Gulf Access @ $225K Nice
3BR + htd pool! 2000sf &
5K for dock!
Membership to beach
Club! Owner/Agent
Wendy Reinhardt RE
941-662-2345
www.BeckyLSells.com

**5 MINSTO**
FISHERMANS VILLAGE
By boat or foot. Beautiful
large 2/2 condo, htd pool,
deeded boat dock, large
lanai, New furnishings.
$269,900 Shells Realty Call
Ron 941-223-4781

530 Alligator Dr, 3/2/1 on
Alligator Creek, New Kitchen
& Bath, $395k, Owner/
Realtor 941492-5050


A MOVE IN
RIVERFRONT
W/GULF
ACCESS!!!
OWNER
FINANCING
Like New 3/3/2
Oversized Pool, Dock
& Seawall, Tile &
Carpet, Water & Sewer
Reduced Now!!!
$339,000 or
Best Offer
Call 941-716-0040
www.mmhammer.com


Bay front lot, Placida,
reduced, guaranteed
0% interest financing
941-474-6633

PGI, Sailboat section,
2bd/2ba/2cg, upgraded,
98' Seawall w/dock, great
view, 3 min. to
Harbor, no bridges,
$399K obo.Owner/Agent
(941)-916-9473

Venice, Downtown area,
canal front condo,
turnkey. $199,999.
941-726-7147, Alice


351 W. Venice Ave.,

Venice, FL 34285


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REDUCED
WATERFORD 5848 GARFIELD 428 CIRCLEWOOD
3/2/2 Peterson Built split plan I Gulfview Estates-3/2/2-Great Circlewood 2/2-Fantastic
pool home with gorgeous golf House! Great price! Great price for this lovely furnished
& lake views. Like new, move- location! Home features a villa located under 3 miles to
in condition with upgraded large built-in desk in kitchen Manasota Beach.
kitchen & baths. All new Win plus an extended lanai cage, Community offers 2 pools,
Guard Hurricane windows walk-in closets in all the & fitness
$419,000 bedrooms! $199,900 clubhouse, sauna & fitness
CLIFF STILES MARY ELLEN DEITER MARY ELLEN DEITER a
DIRECT: 468-3606 DIRECT: 809-7305 DIRECT: 809-7305 !


1380 PORPOISE
3 bedroom, 2 bath home
within minutes from the South
Venice Beach Ferry Breakfast
bar, large laundry and tiled
Florida room.
$134,900
CATHY JEWELL
DIRECT: 223-7561


/.L-IVI u- loL-CO
2/2-Dock your boat & go! A
totally remodeled kitchen with
breakfast bar, tile floors, 2
lanais, living room, family
room & dining room! A must
see! $115,000
CINDY FUCSIK
DIRECT: 416-5103


BRING YOUR BOAT OR R.V.
100x100 lot with pad for extra
parking. Built in 1988 this 2-2-
2 split plan offers newer roof,
fenced yard, shed, fruit trees
freshly painted interior and new
carpeting thru-out. Large lanai
great for entertaining. This is a
must see home. $163,900
MARY ELLEN DEITER
DIRECT: 809-7305


Merchandise/Garage Sales 6000


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1040 CONDOS/VILLAS 1040 CONDOS/VILLAS
FOR SALE FOR SALE

2/2 Condo Lakes Edge- PG, Burnt Store Isles
Port Charlotte $109,000 PG, Burnt Store Isles.
Must See! Mondovi Ct Quick Sale!
239-850-2899 '04 Ground Floor 3/2/1,
Tile, Lanai, 1540sf U/A.
3/2, Heritage Lakes Reduced to $169,000
1,254 SF with upgrades, (216)-973-8111
great view. A Must See. 1-
941- 928-3428 PGI on canal 3/2/1 1500
Bird Bay Golf Course Villa, sf, boat lift $265,000 see
212, Lryrm Co 825 www.templez.net 941-
Porch, Cath Ceilings, $199k 639-8107 or 286-6047
Investment RIty 492-5050 1 .


Birdbayrealty.com
In Bird Bay Village
Reduced! Reduced!
FROM $85,000!
Here is a samDling
Garden Gr Fl 2/2 $109k
1/1 Renovated,Tenant$119k
FountainLake 2/2 $199,999
Garden Side 3/2 $173.9k
Lakeside 3/2 $178.5k
Gardenside 2/2 $149.5k
Lakeside 3'2 $155.4k
Townhouse Cndo 3/3 $239.9k
Golfcourse 2/2 $180k
2nd Fir Corner 1/1 $80k
Grnd fir Garden $150k
Call For Full Inventory
730 US-41 By-Pass N.,
Venice, FL 34285
(941)485-4804 or
1-800-464-8497

Chestnut Creek villa.
844 Bayport Cr 2/2/1
Well maintained 55+ Low
maint. fees.
Pool/tennis. FSBO
$175/obo 941-964-0410
Chestnut Creek! 3/2/2,
Lakeview, clbhse, pool &
tennis. Now $275k
Investment RIty 492-5050
EMERALD
OAKS CONDOMINIUMS
Now open for Inspection.
Come see North Ports New
Luxury Condominiums.
1855 Total sq. ft. 3/2 with
single car garage.
Open daily at
4520 S Biscayne Dr
North port, FL
941426-1489/628-9414
Toll Free: 1-888-803-3100
Fred Shule RE & Dev hc.
13355C TamiarriTrail,
NP,.FL 34287
P.G.I. Condo PRICE
REDUCED 2/2, Total reno-
vation, Absolutely Must
Sell Now (941)-626-3674
PC, 55+ 1/1, Fully furn.
covered parking, near cul-
ture center, pool, tennis,
$42,900. 941-625-5783


Punta Gorda Luxury 3/z
condo in Vivante. Best
priced lake front, harbor
view. Paid $415,000,
priced at $338,000 firm.
770-265-6447
or 678-296-3574

Tarpon Cove, 2nd. fl.
3/2/2+ den over looking
pool. 2600 sq.ft. Appt
only, no agents. $455k
941-628-1141.

VENICE GULF POINT, Steps to
the beach. 2/2, 1st Fir!
Heated Pool, $290K
Investment RIty 492-5050

1090 MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE

3BR/2BA on 3/4 AC,
Lettuce Lake area,
paved roads. only 2 mins.
to boat ramp. Brand
new. Must Sell Investor
Overstock Save $$$
$135,000.239-229-7051


Bay inaies resort oo +
Venice, 2/2 20' lanai New
Improvements, Furnished
Reduced to $15,000/obo
(941)-586-1047

FURN dbl wide in 55+ resi-
dent owned park 2/2 rent
$800 mo. w/yrs. lease,
sell $55,000. 637-8915.

LET'S MAKE A DEAL fur-
nished 2/1 newly renovat-
ed, $332 lot rent, resi-
dence only boat launch on
Peace River, minutes to
1-75, Punta Gorda.
$10,895/obo. (941)-623-
5751 leave message.

ADVERTISE!


1090 MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE

MINI RANCH in
FT. MYERS
2007 Log Home on
5 Acres. 4/3, 2260 sf.,
Wood Laminate Floors,
Tape & Texture Walls.
E-Z Terms
$500. Down with AC
Prestige Home
Centers
941- 637-1122 or
877-507-1122
Polynesian Village
MHP.1495 Alamander
Ave, EngI Resident
owned, walk to Manasota
Beach, dbl wide resales
941-474-3636.
Repo Mobile Homes
100's to choose from
863-381-1000
Ven Mun MHP-Island,
2/1.5, Remodl, Partial
Wood Firs, W/D, Shed,
$26,000 (941)-485-8469

VENICE 2br/2ba in
GREAT 55+ Park
Furn, carport, shed,
Steal it at $11k.
941-928-2796

VENICE ISLE REAL
ESTATE SALES, INC. 55+
Resident Owned Comm.
Lic. R.E. Broker. 941485-
7743 Many homes to
choose from.
VENICE RANCH
24x40, 2BR/2BA. Asking
$12,500. Furnished.
24x34 2/1.5 Asking $6K
Furnished. 55+ Comm. NO
PETS. Others to choose.
www.veniceranch.com
Dick or Steve 941-488-5672

1205 LEASE OPTION

3/1 Pt. Charlotte home,
beautiful renovations, all
new, $5K down, $700 mo.
(941)-629-6329
3/2/2 never lived in! 100%
owner financing or lease
option.Must go!!1900 sq.
feet under air, 2550 total
sq. ft. Screened
Lanai,fenced front porch!
Must see!!
813-226-7688

1207 FOR RENT

Rent or rent to own. New
3/2/2 $900/mo on David
St. Engl. (941)-809-1283
or (941)-809-1820


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

P.C. 21234 Glendale
2/1/1, Enclosed Lanai,
all tile firs, $700/mo.
(941)-769-5003
$$ 750 per month!
Venice home! 2 bed-
room 2 bath!
Completely remodeled.!
Great location!
Call 941-650-4720.
$695. 2/2/1 Gardens
of Gulf Cove home.
$900. Golf course
views Cape Haze condos.
Many others available
Remax Anchor Realty
Call Cathy Allford
941-830-2111
Floridahomeshere.com
$300 DOWN, 3/2, Vine-
land School Dist. All tile
freshly painted. (941)-473-
1177 or (941)-716-4883
3 & 4br Brand New,
Spacious, N. P. Rental
homes Flexible Terms
941-223-6067
owner broker

***FREE RENT***
5177 Chaves $600
1 car garage
4127 Gardner $900
Pool, dock
13243 Copper $625
New Carpet
5997 Mashie $550
End Unit
Complete list of rentals
www.allfloridarealty.com
All Florida GMAC
Real Estate
941-629-1121

1A Rental Property*
SUNCOASTEAM REALTY
Dp Crk Town Hm $750
Pt C -3/2/2 pool $1100
Dp Crk 2br condo $625
Pt C 3/2/2 $975
INFO 941-875-4744
www.suncoasteam.com
*4/2/2 Gorgeous Spa-
cious Home in Venice.
High ceilings, Wood floors
$1300/mo
941-488-8143
18254 Arapahoe Cir. cute
3/2/, on canal, dock,
$800 mo. Kathy Hinga,
Paradise Properties &
Rentals (941)-628-8855
2/1 N.P. $595 mo. 3/1,
P.C. shared pool, $675
mo. Avail. now. Pets ok.
Free rent. 916-221-1794


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

2/2/1 w/dock @ PGI.
Nice water view & area.
1 month free. $850
561-685-4938
3/2/2 SOUTH VENICE, split
plan, larg. liv. rm., porch, S.V
Ferry to bch. $1000
3/2/2 North Port Split $900
Near Toledo Blade School
Investment Realty 492-5050

3411Wa tham. PC

lanai $695
225524 Alika. PC.

PETS WELCOME
941-62844974
A S.Venice, remodeled
2/2/1, w/ tile floors, 860
Queen Rd. $800/mo. Sue
Miller, MatchMaker Homes
(941)-468-9978
Adorable 1/1 furnished
cottage just blocks from
Nokomis Beach & Casey
Key. Minutes from every-
thing! $695/mo. Chris
Tritschler, RE/MAX Effort
Realty, 376-7740"
Affordable, pleasant home,
PC 2/1 + den, CHA,
fenced yard, more, $695
mo (941)-624-2953








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CALL OR VISIT OUR
NEW WEBSITE FOR
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Annual & Seasonal
RENTALS
M&M Property MGMT
Inc.
CALL (941) 473-9616
or visit us at our web-
site:
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Are you in a current
FORECLOSURE?
Hampton Point Apts. can
help! We offer 3 & 4 huge
apartment homes located
off Rampart Blvd.
A great location. Call
(941) 979-1002 to
discuss moving today.


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

AVAILABLE June 1.
PC 2/2/1, unfurn., Deed
restricted w/community
ctr. $700 mo.+ util. (603)-
209-2613.
Avoid the middle man & go
to landlord! 2 Homes for
rent in PC $725/$750 +
Sec. (646)-284-5861



AWARD WINNING
SUNBELT MGT.
SERVICES
RENTALS*
3/2/1 Edgewater
Dr., Lanai $700 Mo.
3/2/1 Corvette
La., NP, off Salford
$700 Mo.
COMPLETE LISTINGS
(941) 764-7777
sunbeltmgtservices corn

Beatiful single family in
excellent area, 474
Birchcrest Blvd, PC.
3bed/2ba/1 garage,
inground pool,ceramic tiles
entirely house. 1/4
acreage fenced yard, no
pets. Available inmediately
$950.00 per month Cell
978-828-2889,
978-689-8670 Email:
frankcruzmail@juno.com
Beautiful Pt Char 3/2/2 on
sailboat canal, Ig. FL room,
$1000 mo. Call Steve @
941-457-2244



S fM RA.4ALM, INL.
Mk 1S AEAI.n', I4-N
Best Prices
Great Selection
941-629-1243
View ALL online
sunstarrentals.com

Burnt Store Lakes,
Brand new! 3/2 w/office,
pets ok, $900 mo. last +
dep. (954)-394-1949
BUY! 4B HUD $45,000!
Only $358/mo. 5% Down,
20yrs @ 8%. For listings
800-366-9783 ext 5683
DEEP CREEK, 3/2/2
new carpet, new tile,
vaulted ceilings/great
room, across from lake.
1 mo. free. $900/mo.
Call Tammy, Coldwell
Banker, 941-347-6371


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

Deep Creek, large, 3/2/2
heated pool, fireplace, all
tile, fenced, riding mower,
$1,200. (941)-235-0906
or (941)-258-2360

E. EngI. Lg 3BR/2BA, LR
+ den xlg scr lanai
w/hottub, w/d shed,
$900/mo. lst/L/Sec.
(941)-426-4474

Eng/Placida 55+ new
DW 3/2/2, htd pool, club
hse,all appl,very nice N/S
$575/mo (941)698-1058

Engl**/Rotonda Very nice
1700sqft Home. Beautiful
Golf Course View. w/ LG FL
room. Can be furn. 26
Bunker PI. $950/mo Call Ron
941-223-4781

EngI, New 3BR/2BA
Condos w/Tennis, Pool,
Fitness, Pet ok,
$975/mo inclds water
& cbl (941)-350-1288

Englewood/Rotonda West
4/2/2,w/pool, canal, golf,
90& 399 3731, lindareciniel-
lol@verizon.net

ENGLEWD, 1st MTH FREE
2 & 3 Bedroom homes
941-474-9536
Manasota Key Realty



ENGLEWOOD 4/2
$950.00
off Placida Road and
Gasparilla Pines Blvd
786-326-0222

Englewood Brand new
2/2/2 Duplex Much pri-
vacy. Pet OK. $700/mo
941-350-1288

ENGLEWOOD, BAYFRONT,
2/2/2, deep water dock,
huge view, $1195/mo.
Annual. (941)484-7644

ENGLEWOOD, Must See!
2/2/2 New Kitchen & Bath-
room. Freshly Painted.
$800. 239-285-1293

ENGLEWOOD:
QUAILS RUN CONDO 55+
1BR w/ attached sitting rm.
$625 Includes water cable
pool. 1 mile from beach non
smoker Totally renovated
239-738-2833


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT





For a Complete List Go To
eraportcharlotte.com
or call for info.
$725................ 3/2/2 PC
$895....................3/2/2- PC
$1150 ..............5/3/2- PC
$650..2/2 condo,pool-DC
$795....2/2.5 townhouse -DC
$995.................... 4/2/2 DC
$1195..................4/3/3 DC
$1000 .................. 3/2/3 NP
Available Sunday

FREE Rent Until May 1,
2008 Absolutely the
Best Deal! North Port
4br/2ba/2cG,
1471sf., Single-Fami-
ly Homes, $828/mo.
No Application fee,
$199 move in fee on
approved credit.
(941)-613-1469
Gardens Gulf Cove, Ebony
Ave., 3/2/2, screened
porch, fenced, nice. $950.
(239)-410-5507
Gardens of Gulf Cove,
2/2/1, w/FL rm, Fenced
Bk yard. 13610 Martha,
$800 mo. 941-475-1604



HOMES IN GATED
COMMUNITY
15 Homes!
Furn./Unfurnished
Annual or Seasonal
(941)-629-3337 or
(313)-600-5238
www.mbgvacationproperties.com

Many to choose from
starting @ $600/mo.
ReMax Anchor Realty
1-800-898-7353.
N Port-Why just rent? Super
purchase options! Large
2/2/1 on water & 3/2/1 in
nice n'hood. Call now for
info 941426-7625
N Port- New
3/2/2 near mall
Pet Friendly $995
321-239-0647
N. PORT, $450/mo,
1/1 w/kitch, util incl.
(Warm Mineral Sprgs)
(941)-875-6891
N.Port, 3/2/2 Pool, Fenced
Yard, 4869 Libby Rd,
$1095mo (941)4160281


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1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

N.P. 3/2/2, spa, fenced
yard, pets ok, close to
schools & 1-75. $850/
mo. (941)-544-4060
N.P. Warm Mineral
Springs, 2/2 w/scrnd
porch. $700/mo.
1st & sec. Fred
941-322-0181

N.Port-3/2/2 $900mo
1/1 Efficiency $550mo
1st & Security
(941)-223-7801

New Rentals!
Short Commute!
New Rentals!
Brand NEW Homes *
'Short Commute*
3/2/2 1,520 sq ft
4/2/2 & Pool Homes Avail.
Rentals as low as
$845/MONTH!!!
NORTH PORT CAPE
CORAL-LEHIGH ACRES

Contact Brian Fischer
(941)-240-6404
Se hablo espanol:
(866)-441-1405
BrianFischer@gulfstreamrealty.com
www.GulfstreamRealty.com

dfU FSThEAM


Near Nokomis Beach
2/1 Furn,W/D, N/P,
N/S $1000/mo
(941)-488-3808
Near Nokomis Beach
Lrg 3/2/2 + office,
Pool, Jacuzzi, W/D,
N/P, N/S, Furn or
unfurn. $1700
(941)-488-3808
i-NEED A RENTALS-
Paradise Properties
& Rentals, Inc.
941-625-RENT
Nokomis, Waterfront, 2/2
NewTile/Carpet, Dock,
Shed, Close to Beach,
$850/mo.941-3496338
NORTH PORT 3/1, patio,
new appliances, W/D,
close to schools & shop.,
$700/mo 561-662-3840







North Port
3/2 Fitzgerald $900/A
2/2 + Office Ronald $1100/A
3/2 Jollrvette $1000/A
3/2 Urbino $800/A
Englewood
COMMERCIAL $1000/A
3/2 Pelican $800/A
2/2 Green $900/A
2/2 Pool Dearborn $900/A
1/1 Cedar St $550/A
2/1 Pennsylvania $650/A
1/1 Pennsylvania $500/A
Rotonda
2/2 Oakland Hills PI $800/A
2/2 Natures Trail $800/A
2/2Apts. Dogs ok $650/A
3/2 Clubhouse $1000/A
Port Chariotte:
3/2 Sailboat water $1500/A
3/2 Cannolott $900/A
3/2 Boggs $1000/A
1/1 Condo Harbor Village
$1800 Seasonal
Cathy Ledford, Mgr.
(Need Help?)
941-681-1189
941-475-7011
website: www.icre.us



North Port FREE RENT!
Large new 3/2/2, den, 18"
tile, screened lanai, w/d,
R/O system, $995 mo.
(941)-457-0727

North Port, 10 brand
new 3/2/2's. Different
floor plans, fully appli-
anced, W/D, tiled,
hurricane windows,
sprinkler system,
lanai, lawn serv. inc.
$950 $1,150
(941)-391-7987.

NORTH PORT
New 3/2/2, 1750sq.
Close to schools and 1-75
(941)256-4103 (781)599-
7692
North Port-3/2/2 homes
avail w/ many diff floor plans
+ amenities to choose from.
Many homes are pet friendly
and offer immediate movein
availability. Starting at $850!
aAction Prop. Mgmt.-LicREBro-
ker www.NortPortRental.net
941-627-5654
Northwest Port Charlotte
3/2/2, beautiful home,
great room, carpet in
bedrms. Annual $975, 1st
& sec. Call Ron (941)-815-
5889
NP 3/2/2 2006, solar
heated pool, all appl,
pool & lawn services,


Near Elem. School,
shopping, 41, 175,
$1300 Ist/Sec, 941-
764-0761 / 258-8874
Old Englewood Village 2/1
New Kit, New Paint, Close
to Bay & Parks
$850/mo(941)-928-8239
P. C., 3/2/1, Lanai, CHA,
All Tile, Fenced Yard. Close
to Shopping. $795. mo.
(941)-258-0168


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

P.C. 1/1, granite counters,
all tile, $550 mo + last &
dep, util. incl. Pets okay,
(941)-445-0681
P.C. 2 & 3 bdrm homes
from $650 mo.
pchomesdirect.com
(941)-916-0896
P.C. 3490 Sunrise Tr.
2/2.5/2, dock, saltwtr,
Ist/Lst/Sec. $750 281-745-
3665 (cell) 941-926-7885
P.C., 3/2/1, canal; $895
per mo; 877-874-9299 for
details or online
333029.rentals.com
P.C.- 1 Possible 2 Bed-
room on Wiley. $600. +
Dep. N/S, (941)-575-9802
or (941)-916-0100
PC *WHY RENT!
1ST TIME BUYERS OK!
$1000 DOWN $900/MO
CALL DAVE 268-4921
PC 2/2 or 3/2, tile, lanai,
appl. w/d $675-$995 mo.
1st + sec. Ann. Sm. pet ok
(941)-626-1514
PC 21364 Edgewater Dr.
3/2/1 saltwater, nice area.
Avail. now. $595. Call 941-
626-4490.
PC 3/1, totally remodeled,
$700 mo. 1st & last. Avail.
June 1st. Pets OK. 941-
769-2111.
PC 3/1/1 $750
22261 Midway Pets ok
941-626-3230
PC 3/2/1 fully furn-corner
lot, beautiful landscaping.
$1000 mo. plus sec. dep.
neg. 941-624-5275.
PC 3/2/1, centrally locat-
ed, Ig. yard, NS. Sm. pet
OK. 1st, last, sec. $725.
941- 456-6052 Iv mesg.
PC Cute 3/1 or 2/1 wAanai, w/
CR nice area, canal, pets ok.
$600/mo $900 Moves in. 80%
rent credit (941)-429-1285
PC Don't lose your home
to foreclosure! I can keep
you in it. Call Dave for
Details. 941-268-4921
PC New Suncoast Lakes
Gated Comm 3/2/2, den,
Cul de sac $1095/mo
(941)-380-0889
P.C. 21210 Gladis Ave.
2/1+Carport. Clean, nice
all tile firs, $650/mo.
(941)-769-5003
PC SW brand new upscale
3/3/2, beautiful setting,
furnished, $1000 mo.
941- 624-2296
PC, 2/1 CHA, all tile, lanai,
blinds, Irg yard, $575 mo.
1st & Sec. Avail Now! 239-
283-6009
PC, 2/2/2, nice area,
close to shopping, beach-
es. Paint, carpet, appl.
$750 mo. 941-624-6067
PC, 3/2 saltwater canal
$800. 2/2 Ig yard $650
quiet area. No dogs,
Details: (207)-590-6897
PC, 3/2/2, pool $900
Michigan Ave & 4/2/2
Avacado $950 + dep.
Call Yvon (941)-815-0285
PC-3BR/2BA's
From $850/Pet OK
Section 8 OK
626-6600
PC-3BR/2BA's
From $850/Pet OK
Section 8 OK
626-6600
PC-Canal Home
3/2/lcp, $850/mo
554 Lindley Terr,
Pets OK 626-6600
PC-from $595/mo
2BR Homes, Pets OK
626-6600
PC-Reduced 3/2/lanai
$675 2/2/lanai $575,
3/2/1 $699, good loc,
VIEW! (941) 240-1749.


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1210 HOMES FOR
RENT


PC. 188 POINSETTIA
3-4BR. QUIET.
ALSO 6BR/2BA
AVAIL.
(941)-504-5468

PG 3/1 Pets ok
4733 Westwood
$750 941-626-3230

PGI 3/3/3 on canal
w/pool. Former model
home. Annual only.
$1600 (410)-820-5065

PGI nice 2/2/2, great
pool. Available now
$1,100 mo. Pets okay
(941)-575-6482

PGI peaceful 2/2/2 near
Fisherman's Village, Lift
Dock & Lanai, $895. mo.
(954)-581-1650

PGI WATERFRONT 2/2/1,
scr. lanai, boat dock & lift,
new A/C. $850 mo. annu-
al. Call 703-597-7628.

PGI, waterfront 3/2.5/2,
2080 sf, dock, 5 min. to
open water, walk to Fish.
Village, Pets ok, $1,150.
mo. 937-609-7630

PORT CHAR. 2 yrs old
gated 4br/3ba/2cg, open
floor plan, lawn maint. incl.
and much more.
$1295/mo. Call Billy,
(571)-246-5050

Port Charlotte 2135 Ger-
ard Ct 2 bed 1 bath car-
port central air lanai tile
floors nice clean ns/np
675 mo 380-0072

Port Charlotte beautiful
home 3/2/2 $800 mo.,
1st. mo, last mo, + mo.
sec. (813)-531-5682

Port Charlotte Lrg., 2
bdrm, 1 bath, central
heat & air NEW blinds
& carpets, N/P $600
mo.(941)-743-3489

Port Charlotte, 3460
Lucern Terr. 3/1/CP,
1,100sf., newly renovated,
$650. mo (954)-708-
3037 or (561)-337-9079

PORT CHARLOTTE, newly
refurbished, immaculate
3/2/2, nice neighborhood.
Avail 5/16 NO PETS 1st, sec.
dep. Required $850/ mo.
Call (941)4236024.

Pt. Charlotte 2/1 w/den,
Very clean,Central AC,
$575/mo + $575 dep Sm
pet OK. (941)228-2627

PT. CHARLOTTE, 23364
Altman. Spacious 3/2/2
$900 mo. Neg. sec.
deposit. 941-204-7630.

PUNTA GORDA, 2/1/1 on
2 Fenced Lots! Nice
Peaceful Area. $700. mo.
+ Sec. (941)-624-0355

PUNTA GORDA downtown
2/2, facing Gilchrist Park.
$750 mo.
(941)-626-6263

PUNTA GORDA
RENT/LEASE OPTION
New 3/2/2. $900. mo.
Burnt Store Lakes.
239-821-0157

PUNTA GORDA, TGA,
3/2/2, $750. mo.
(239)-542-0460 or
(239)-443-6769

REAL ESTATE IS CHEAP
NOWILock in today low prices w/
a purchase option. Rent as low as
$875/mo on boating water!!! Half
your rent applied to purchase.
Several homes avail. Call Wendy
@ 941-426-7625.


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

Regal Property Svcs.
Inc. 941-629-8717
D.C. 3/2/2, $745
2610 Explorer
P.C. 2/1, $625
2169 Elkcam
2/2/1 spacious
$800, 566 Azalea
3/2/2, $850 Wtr-
frnt. 119 Cousely
3/2/2, $855.
1097 Cabot St.
Many Pet Friendly
Homes. Reasonable
application & move-in
costs. Call today!
S VENICE, 2/2/1, fully
furn, scrn lanai & frt
porch. $950/mo. Lst/
Sec. (941)-496-9325
S VENICE, 2/2/1, tile firs,
fenced yard, lanai, $750
w/good credit. 1st/ Lst/
Sec. (973)-627-6719


S. Venice 2/2/1 Fur-
nished Avail immedi-
ately $950.00 703-
919-5069

S. Venice 3/1.5, Furn,
W/D, Fenced yard, Pets
OK, $900mo Flex
lease! 941-497-1993
S. VENICE Waterfront on
Myaka, 2/2/CP, Remod-
eled, w/ Boat lift $750/ mo
1st & Sec 941-809-7072
So. Punta Gorda Heights 3
poss 4/2/2, 4 lots, $900
mo. 11160 Pinetrail.
(941)-268-7718
Solona area, 2/1, all appli-
ances, $575 mo. + dep.
No pets. Available now.
(941)-639-5067

TO ADVERTISE
IN THE
SHOWCASE
OF HOMES
CALL DEE,
941-206-1200
dscott@sun-
herald.com

Updated spacious 2/1.5 bath
unit in Nokomis! Convenient
to US41, Casey Key and the
beach! $850/mo. Chris
Tritschler, RE/MAX Effort
Realty, 941-376-7740
Venetian Golf7 River Club,
2br/2ba + Den, Pool &
Spa, $1300/mo. Incls all
fees (715)-617-6603
VENICE City 2706 sq ft,
1317 Mango, 2/2/2, Avail
6/1, NS, Max 151b Pet,
$1000mo 941488-9486
Venice East, 253 Alsace,
2/2/1, Irg end porch & shad-
ed back yard. $800/mo Call
Lauren at ERA 485-9602
Venice Gardens, 2br Iba
sunroom & carport,
$775/mo. Avail 6/1
(941)-484-6538
VENICE ISLAND FURN. 2/1
Home close to the beach.
Avail $1000/mo. until
12/30/08. 233 Fiesole.
941-365-8769
Venice-Pine Brook, 3/2/2
New Carpet& Tile,1600+sq ft
1343 Pine Needle Rd.
$1050mo+sec 941-497-2728
VENICE-Vivienda W. & 5
Great Houses $650-875,
Gulf Coast Rentals & Real
Estate Co. (941)492-
4280

1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

*2/2 waterview like new
condo. Island of Venice
$875/mo
941-488-8143
2/2 Bimini Bay, turnkey,
furn., htd. pool, nice
condo. $600 mo. F/L/S,
NS/NP, 941-6984653


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941-918-8000

1477 Nantucket Road
Perfect for the active family, walk to
Shamrock Park, boat ramp & private
beach 3 minutes away or swim in your
30x14 pool. 3/2/1, many upgrades. Live
year-round in vacation land. $259,000.
MLS#695657.


$139,000
1874 S San Mateo
maculate inside and out. Newer
ome with city water in one of North
rt's most popular areas. Beautifully
ndscaped front & back, 3/2/2, 1870
tal sq. ft. MLS#688605.


Open Saturday May 10th
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
235 Base Ave., #201
Luxurious Brezza del Mare on the
Island of Venice. Walk to Gulf
beaches, restaurants or golf course
from this 2/2/1 condo. $300,000.
MLS#690800.
LONE BUCHNER, BROKER
www.estatebrokers.net


1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

2/2 Furnished, W/D, pool,
courtyard, water incl. 6 or
12mo. lease. $600 mo.
941-625-9763
2/2 Saybrook Center Rd.,
pool, $800/mo.
2/2 Ven IsIl,wlkto bch, $775
Investment RIty 492-5050
2/2 second floor, New
Appl & Paint, $650mo+
Dep. (941)-697-0710 or
625-8293
3/2 Condo, $950mo, walk
to shopping, save gas,
Venice, Call Mike 917-669-
4469
3/2/2 in Burnt Store Isles,
PG. Brand new,
$900/$1200 per mo.
941-639-3731







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Bimini Bay Club 2/2 Refur-
bished, Newly Furnished, New
Appliances, Ground Floor Cor-
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erences, $650 12 Month,941-
276-8084 LM.
Condo/Studio, 1st Floor
pool side. Close to shop-
ping! Charlotte Harbor
(610)-217-1437
D.C. 2/2, lanai, cath. ceil.,
tile, wood cab., granite,
w/d inc. Pets ok $675+ up
941-661-4539
DEEP CREEK
Beautiful 2/2 condo's on
golfcourse. Granite coun-
tertops, stainless appli-
ances, N/S. No pets,
$650 mo. annual. Cheryl
G. Wynn, Lic. R.E. Broker
941-766-8126.


1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

DEEP CREEK Condo
2B/2Ba. Lanai, W/D,
Pool, Tennis. $675 N/P.
941-255-9144
DEEP CREEK, 2/2 Fur-
nished. All utilities. Pool.
6 mo. lease. $850. mo.
(941)-661-9570
Deep Creek. Two condos
avail. 2/2, W/D, Pool, Ten-
nis $675 & $700 on lake
Call (941) 255-9144
Deep Crk Lake front, 2/2+
Den, pool, 1st fir, Golf
Comm, Annual $795. mo.
941-268-6750
Emerald Point, 2/1 com-
pletely furn., gated, pool,
tennis, boat docking avail.
$850 mo. 941-639-3499
Eng/Placida New Luxury
Condos 2 & 3 bedroom
from $795/mo annual.
Gated, pool, exercise etc.
some w/garage. Resort
Real Estate of Cape Haze
Len Desmond 941468-
6369
ENGLEWOOD 12 mins
from venice 2br w/ den
2 ba 1300sf, pool
$1000. moves you in
$799/mo
941-473-0450
ENGLEWOOD waterfront,
55+, close to Manasota
Key. 2/2/CP, pool,
$850/mo. 941-627-1058
Englewood, 2/2, Furn,
Annual, NS, NP, 55+
(941)-697-4565
Deep Creek, 2/2
Condo, Pool, Tennis,
Clbhse, Ceil. fans, tile
firs., appis, incl. micro
1st + sec. N/P $600.
Paul 941-876-0160
GATED GOLF COMM
Brand New 3/2/1 Htd
pool, Tennis courts and
more! $900/mo
941-525-3127
HERITAGE OAK PARK
Large 2/2, W & D. Like
new! Great community.
$800mo 941-286-0296
Jacaranda Trace Villa,
Venice's finest retirement
comm. 2,000sf, 3/2/2 $1600
Investment RIty 492-5050


1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

Nice Lrg 2/2. New Apps &
w/w carpet. Convenient
Location $750 + elec. Avail
5/12. 941473-7425
Now is the time to buy'!
Deep Creek Ground Floor
2/2 Furnished Condo
Pool, BBQ area + more
$75,000 Call Karen Beck-
er@ 628-2207 Dream
Quest Realty
P.C. 2/2, pool, tennis,
clbhse $650 annual. H20
incl. Furn. poss. Sm. pet
ok. 941-763-9052
PC 1st. floor end unit 2/2
newly decorated, pool, ten-
nis, laundry $725, Sm pet
ok. (941)-286-5003
PC, 2/2 Condo Oaks IV,
Pool, New Appl. $500. mo
+ Dep. NS NP Bckgrnd Ck.
941-286-9074
PC. Newly refurbished,
1/1 950sf, close to shops
& hosp. $575/ mo.
Ist/last. (941)-375-3671
PGI canal front condo,
2/2, W/D, pool, dock,
lanai, 1st + sec. $695 mo.
941- 661-3654
PGI Harbor Front. Fur-
nished or unfurnished. 2/2
w/pool, cov pkg. $750 to
$2500/mo. Annual, sea-
sonal, or sht term. 815-
341-9185
PGI on canal 3/2/1 1500
sf, boat lift $950/mo. see
www.templez.net 941-
639-8107 or 286-6047
PGI Sunset Views, luxury-
canal front, 2BR, Den,
2BA. Dock. Furn/unfurn.
Seas.-Ann. 404-895-5557

PGI WATERFRONT
2504 Magdalina Dr.
Condo. Spacious
2/2, lanai w/water
view. Off of Aqui
Esta. 4 unit com-
plex. $600, First +
security. Small pets
okay. No age limits.
239-939-7674 M-F
9-5, 805-698-9835
after 5:00pm
& weekends


1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

$99.00 MOVES YOU IN!
First Month FREE with annual
lease. 3/2/1 luxury 1425
square feet under air. Small
Pets OK. Open Daily at 4520
S. Biscayne Dr. North Port,
FL. Phone:941-426-1489/
941-628-9414, Toll Free 1-
888-803-3100. Fred Shute
Real Estate & Dev. Inc.
13355-C Tamiami Trail, North
Port FL 34287
ATHENS TOWNHOUSE
2br/1.5 marble bath, great
loc, walk to bch, Venice Ave
shops Ann. 941485-7645
VENICE ISLAND, 2/1, pool,
near beach, Newly remod-
eled. 2nd floor. $675/mo.
(941)697-7246
VENICE, new furn/unfurn.
Condo, 2/2 + study, pool,
lakeview, top fir, elevator
$1200mo.630-917-0202

1300 DUPLEXES
FOR RENT

$500 + To move in, 2 & 3
Bedrm in Venice. Wkly
$250, Mthly $800 to
$900, 843-297-0123

$$ FREE RENT $$
Last month's rent free.
1, 2, 4 beds, PC & Eng
941-312-7670

1/1/CP Char. Hrb., close
to 1-75, lanai, new paint,
carpet, sm. pet ok. $575
+ sec. (941)-628-6251
2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, newly
remodeled, furnished in
South Punta Gorda. $500
per month plus electric.
941-628-9390
2/1 Completely remod-
eled, tile throughout, large
screened in lanai, $600
mo. (941)-639-2823
A GORGEOUS PUNTA
GORDA Big 2/1 brand
new kitchen, appls. & tile.
Large yard. Very private.
$695mo.(786)-255-2805
CHARLOTTE HARBOR
- 1/1 $460 per mo. 1st,
Last + $150. Sec. Annual
lease (941)-626-1365
Clean 2/1, Sm pets ok,
$600mo. last mo free w/lyr
contract. Call Josh after
12:00 9414686216


1213 IULAtNI DLVU. YELILCN YUINIE G &C LL
Exceptional lakefront Arthur Rutenberg Estate Home 1017 TUSCANY BLVD. PELICAN POINTE
& Country Club. This expanded Tradewinds III model Golfside, 4B/3BA, professionally decorated model home
boasts 2745 sq. ft. under air and is brimming with custom with pool bursting with fabulous upgrades around every
features. 4BR, 3 full baths, gourmet kitchen with maple corner. The kitchen is a Chef's delight with premium raised
cabinetry & granite countertops, beautiful lanai & pool wood cabinetry, solid surface countertops and top-of-the-
overlooKing the sparkling lake & golf course. line appliances. ALL FURNISHINGS INCLUDED!
$699,900 $599,900


LOOKIEOOKIE Ground floor 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo. 200 SILVER LAKE DR U104 BLVD. WATERSIDE VILLAGE
H r"' .ramic tile on the diagonal, laminate wood flooring in This Condo is bursting with upgrades and fresh revisions.
|....i,:,:, new kitchen cabinets, c-tops and appliances. Open Tile on the diagonal, etched entry window, Corian kitchen
kitchen, enclosed sunroom. Great lake view. counter, Murphy bed and California closet organizer in guest
$169,900 bedroom. $217,000







1715 DOGLEG DRIVE- PELICAN POINTE
1847 SAN SILVESTRO DRIVE PELICAN POINTE Late Season Offering Priced to Sell! Lake views from this
2 bdrm, 2 bath attached villa with 2 car garage. 1340 sq. Ryland built single family home. Guest suite features bright
ft. of living area. Interior features include an attractive and guest bedroom, full bath and access to den/possible third
completely furnished package perfect for move in ready bedroom through pocketing door. Large master suite fea-
second home or rental. tures water view, roomy walk-in closet and fabulous bath
$264,900 with garden tub. Spacious extended lanai. $379,900


1 961 CHICKADEE DRIVE PELICAN POINTE
Casual Elegance defines this stunning Arthur Rutenburg 857 BLUE CRANE PELICAN POINTE
Estate home on premium homesite overlooking #4 fairway: 3 Elegant 3BR/3BA/den home on an oversized premium lake-
bedrooms, 3 full baths, pool bath, formal dining & living front/golf course homesite. Key Largo floor plan with 2BR/
room, music room, leisure room, bonus room, pool/spa 2BA guest suite living room complete with a
cabana and 3 car garage. gas fireplace. Pool/spa.
$649,900 $499,900


4032 S. WHISPERING OAKS DRIVE NORTH PORT Three bedroom canal front pool home with no fixed bridges
Pristine golf side 3 bedroom plus den, 2.5 bath with heated and access to Charlotte Harbor. Many new upgrades. Split
pool overlooking oaks #3 fairway in prestigious Heron Creek floor plan with a two bedroom guest suite and separate
Golf & Country Club. 2197 sq ft Ryland built Sago. Master that overlooks the sparkling pool and canal. 7 x 15
$329,900 concrete dock and boat lift just steps from your doorway.
$474,900

Where Buyers & Sellers Come Together at the "Pointe of Palms"


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1300 DUPLEXES 1300 DUPLEXES
FOR RENT FOR RENT

E ENGLEWOOD, 2br/lba, NP 2/1 W/D hookup. Walk
W/D, clean. No pets. No to shops & Churchs
Smoking. $575/mo. 1st/ $600/sec $625/mo 941-
Lst/Sec. (941)-473-7847 426-3272 or
E. ENG, Lrg 2B/2B, W/D 941-740-6999
Hookup, Lrg Concrete Car- P.C. 2/1, Lanai, Washer &
port, N/S $625/mo. Dryer, Lg. Yard. Near
941-726-5983 Peace River. Nice Area!
$675. mo + Sec. & Dep.
Eng 2 & 3 Bed st+ (941)-623-3834
Sec. W/D Hkup, Pets OK
941-240-1772 $600 up P.G. 2/2 central location,
SandDollar Prop SW FL CHA, W/D hook up, screen
porch & lanai. $650. mo.
AI P G& I (941)-505-8201

ENGI: $475/mo 1/1 T JTT[T.
new apple. tile, wtr lz
sewer np, ns, 1st & P.G.I.-2/2, CP, all appli-
Sec (941)-400-1670 ances, near canal,
ENGL: Lg. 3br, 2 BA, $725/ mo., NP, F/L/
ceramic tile floors, sec, immed. occ.
stack washer & dryer (239)731-5188.
incl. Clean, Very nice, Port Charlotte 2/1.
Close to Walmart. Close to hospitals, shop-
$775/mo 1st, last & sec. ping & bank. $575 +
9224 Anita Ave. Engl. sec. 941-457-9055
989-585-3326
or (989)-295-1847 Pt. Char 2/1, quiet &
clean. Close to 41. Small
ENGLEWOOD, 2-3br/ pets OK. $625/mo, Inc
2ba, w/kit apple & W/D, Water, Pest & Lawncare
$700/mo + dep. Anita Ist/L/$400 Sec.
Ave. 941-723-7727 941-423-2856 or
ENGLEWOOD, 2/2, all 941-716-2177
tiled, newly decorated, Punta Gorda Historic Dis
immac, quiet location. trict efficiency, immacu-
$650/mo (941)-6984061 trict efficiency, immacu-
late, water incl. $550 mo.
Englewood. Newly remod- (850)-841-9414
led, 2/2 Tiled, Lrg Lanai,
W/D $700/mo + Sec. PUNTA GORDA WATER-
(941)-626-7158 FRONT 1 MONTH FREE!
1/1 +Xtras, $590 mo.
ENGLW, 2br/lba tri-plex unit, ann. 941-626-9652.
satellite, new appli, carpet &
wdws. Want quiet tenant $685 Rotonda 2/2/1
(941)-697-1869 w/screened lanai. All apple
on small lake $755 + Sec
MURDOCK, 2/1.5, w/w (941)-697-7869
carpet, screened lanai,
W/D hook-up, fans, lawn ROTONDA WEST
care included, no pets. 2/1 New Carpet &Tile,
$595/mo. Call 941-769- 2/1Newarpet & Tile,
6548 Days or 941-639- Appl, w/d $500/mo.
8829 evenings. Ralph (941)-380-0878
Murdock Area, 2/2/1, Ig. Venice East Sub. 2/2, W/D
walk-in closet, pantry, Hookup, 213 Golf Club Ln,
water incl. $625 941-423- $750 +$1000 sec (941)-
0486 232-1164


1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT

$700/mo. VENICE
ISLAND 2/1 Lower
Condo, Beaches, pool,
W/D, 941-480-9496
or 716-741-4191
**1 BEDROOM APT.
1/2 Block to Nokomis
Beach. $700/mo,
Less with maint. Assis-
tance. 1st, Last & sec.
941-488-5672
*DNTOWN VENICE Embassy
1br apt. $600/mo. + $600
Sec. Walk to beach &
churches. NP (941)484-
3436
1 bedrm starting @
$475, 2 bedrms $595.
No deposit. Punta Gorda.
(941)-639-0663
*2/1 ENGLEWOOD,
3 MOS. FREE!
PETS OK.
NEW PAINT, NEW
TILE. $600/MO.
(941)-475-2178
1ST MONTH FREE
VENICE Newly Remodeled,
Ibr $650, 2BR $725.
N/Pets Sea Jay Apts.
(941)232-9893
2/1 VENICE: 2 miles to Beach,
walk to Publix, Shops. Immac-
ulate, Tile Carpet. $725/mo.
Annual. No pets. (941)-374-3401
2BR/1BA, PG fully furn.
apt. Lg lanai & pool. Pri-
vate home. Utilities & satel-
lite incl. $750 mo. $500
sec. No Pets. (941)-505-
1005
BURGUNDY SQUARE
APTS. On the Island
of Venice. Studio & 1
Bdrm. Small Pets ok!
941-488-6666
C.H. 2BR/1BA, all remod-
eled/tile, lanais, 2 blocks
from Harbor. Pets OK.
$655 (941)-391-1559.
CHAR HARBOR 1/1 updat-
ed, incl. water, pool, scr.
lanai, no pets. $600 mo.
Ist+sec. 941-628-3759.


1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT

CHARLOTTE HARBOR 1/1
near fishing, shopping,
view of harbor. Starting at
$425. 239-567-3419.
CHARLOTTE HARBOR 1 mo.
FREE, new 1br unfurn, c/h/a,
fans, N/P. $595/mo. (941)-
587-7828
(941)-9182078
Clean, Cozy, private Deep
Creek 1/1,all appliances,
Screened in lanai, $625
plus electric and security.
Storage America 941-627-
9999 Tom
CLEAN, COZY, quiet,
safe, PG, 1 BR furnished,
courtyard, private deck,
laundry, utilities.
941-815-0711
Efficiencies $159 week
1 Bedrm apt $175 wk
Triangle Motel Punta
Gorda 941- 639-8356
Eng. Poolside LG 1BR Furn
Apt. Town Center,W/D, Utils
Incl. $800/mo
(941)2236572
NGL. 1/1 Quiet,
refurbished. Furn or Unfurn
$500/mo incls water.
Refs. $300 sec.
941-223-1809
ENGL: Clean, Quiet 1br/1ba,
W/D hookup, AC, NearTown
Center, $530/mo, L/Sec.
941-492-6025
ENGLEWOOD 12 mins
from venice 2br w/ den
2 ba 1300sf, pool
$1000. moves you in
$799/mo
941-473-0450
HOUSES FOR RENT,NO
CREDIT CHECK, SE HABLA
ESPANOL, 1ST $ SECURI-
TY
305-968-9410

ISLAND OF VENICE
Eff, 1 & 2 br, 1-yr lease.
Immed. occup. No
pets.
(941)416-5757


1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT

MANASOTA Key 1BR on
beach, very quiet area. Big
porch. Small pet ok. $850
mo. Incl Utils 941-661-7120
MANASOTA KEY, STEPS
TO THE BEACH,
Eff/lbd/lba, furn, util
& cable incl. $200-
270/wk long term 941-
716-3660
May's Rent Free!!
Grand Court Apts
LARGE 1,2,3 BR
Pool, Fitness Center
Pets OK
Starting @ $575
(941)-426-6554
Near Nokomis Beach.
Unfurn 2/1. N/P, N/S
$700 annual
(941)-488-3808
Nokomis, 1.5 room studio
effs., kitchen, near buses,
util incl. $525-$575/mo.
1st & Sec. 941-350-3503
NOKOMIS, 311 Shore Rd.
Near beach, second floor,
2/1.5, 12x20 porch, $850.
Investment RIty 492-5050
North Port- fresh paint,
clean, Upstairs, 2 Bed-
room, 1 Bath, W/D, $750
month (941)468-8220
P.C. 2/2 nr. Promenades
Mall, tile, carpet, lanai,
canal, n/p $575 mo. 457-
1888 941-724-3352
P.G. on Peace River,
water front, off 17, IBR
nicely furnshed triplex,
dock, no pets,
$650/mo. $300 sec.
(941) 639-8640.
PG Historic area 1 blk. to
Hbr. charming 1/1 furn
$625 incl water. 941-575-
1348 616-540-5515
Port Charlotte 1/1, all
tile $170 wk. all incl.
Pets okay. Available
now. (941)-575-6482
Pt Charlotte 1/1 W/D pool,
$550 Olean near hosp.
Annual, N/S, N/P Call Flip
(941) 505-0482


1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT

]WoodmereV
S Apts of
Venice. Luxury
Community
BlOW
Out
Sale
1 bd apts/$605
2/bd apts $698
\ 941-496-4161/"

Toledo Club
Apts. Luxury
community.
BdoU
Sale.
Studio's /$518
Ibd apts/$597
2bd apts/ $625
941-423-6600

VENICE ISLAND Studio
apt, No pets. 2nd floor
$475/mo (941)-484-2206
or (941)485-5698
VENICE
1BR $575 util incl.
2 BR $625 Avail Now.
941-809-7368
VENICE ISLAND, down-
town. Nicely furn, no pets.
2/1 apt $900/mo. Only
$500 Sec. (941)650-5309
VENICE ISLAND
1 BDRM
AVAILABLE NOW.
(941)7354020
Venice Island newly reno-
vated, furn. Near beaches
IBR $650. 2BR $750. incl
water. 941-586-8966
VENICE ISLAND, Lg IBR/
Tile Floors, Fans, Spotless,
Walk to Beach, $640Ann.
(941)484-7644
Venice, Guest House, 1/1
LR/DiningRm/nKit, Dishes,
Linen, TV, $210/wk Utils Incl
(941)4974970
VENICE-Spacious 2/1.5,
Unfurn, Close to shopping,
$700mo, 1st Last + Sec
(941)966-2762 aft 6pmr


1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT

VICTORIA POINTE APT.
Accepting applications
for 1&2 BR apts.
3950 S. Sumter Blvd. NP
941-423-8720

r0
VILLA SAN CARLOS II
22250 Vick St. PC.
Now Available -1 bedroom
For 62 or Older HUD
Subsidized Rents, income
limits apply. Call for appli-
cation. 941-624-4404.



Villa San Carlos
Apartments
Now accepting applications
for housing for the elderly,
62 and older, or needing
features of accessible units,
income limits apply. Limited
availability. Please call 941-
624-2266




1340 MOBILE HOMES
FOR RENT

2/2 Holiday Pk, beautifully
furnished. North Port.
Quiet area. $650/mo.
(941)-639-3920
2/2 VIZCAYA LAKES (El
Jobean) 55 + community.
Furn. $650 mo. 1st, last
+ dep. 502-608-5618.
55+, 2/2, lake view,
P.G. furnished near Hwy
75, 1st mo. rent + sec
dep. (941) 505-2960.
ENGL CHOICE OF 2 CLEAN
1BR1BAW/D, $575 &
$675/MTHLY NICE CLEAN
PARK IN ENGL. AREA.941-
662-0015
N. Port 55+ Furnished
1/1 with lanai, $545/mo
everything incl.
941400-5337
NOKOMIS:
1BR/1BA and 2BR/1BA
(941)-914-2760


1340 MOBILE HOMES
FOR RENT

PG, 2bd/1.5ba, No pets,
$600 mo. 1st. last & sec.
Call before Noon. (941)-
639-8953
Several Available From
$400 -$750. Punta Gorda,
Nocatee & Kings Hwy. Incl.
CHA. 1st, Last, & Sec.
941-624-0355
SPGH, 2/1.5 w/lanai on
it's on land. June Dec.
lease, NP/NS, $450. or
$500. mo. + util. Furn or
unfurn., credit & back-
ground check. (616)-866-
5494
VENICE, BAY INDIES,
55+, fully furnished,
2BR/2BA. $800/mo.
(941)-485-1921

1350 EFFICIENCIES
FOR RENT

AAA effic apt, VEN Island,
furn, quiet, near bch, $200/
wk, incl cable&util. lst/Lst/
Sec. N/P, N/S. 941-485-7053
BANANA BAY MOTEL
Furn. from $195 week
incl. utilities, pool & dock
(941)-743-4441
Extended Stay Program
FLAMINGO MOTEL, PG, 1
& 2 rm. effic, pool, cable,
$180 wk. & up. 941-286-
6511, 639-7750
Manasota Bch area, fur-
nished, clean, quiet, utils,
Walk to beach. $200/wk
941-475-6152 Iv msg
RENT SPECIAL
Apartments
Efficiencies, & Rooms
Starting at $75/week.
(941)-484-2630
NOKOMIS FURNISHED
STUDIO $180/wk + Dep,
Utilities Incl 3 Month Min
941-484-3656
PG 1/1 Efficiency, $475 +
dep. incl. water, yard &
trash. N/S (941) 916-
0100 or 575-9802


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1350 EFFICIENCIES
FOR RENT

PG, Country setting in
Solona. $600 mo. (unfurn
- incl. everything but the
phone) 1st plus $600 sec.
941-639-4051
PUNTA GORDA Water-
front. 1 MONTH FREE!
Furnished. Incl. water,
N/S. N/P. $425 mo. annu-
al. 941- 626-9652
CLEAN furn. eff. apts. So.
PG $150-180 per wk, incl
util/cable, no pets. 941-
740-0491.
S. Venice. Furnished,
Small, Single. N/P, N/S
$450/mo Utilities Incl
1st/Sec (941)-497-1095
TROPICAL BAY Waterfront
2 rm suites. $200/wk &
up. Sunnybrook $170/wk
& up 941-625-3004.

1360 ROOMS FOR
RENT

500/mo quiet, incl ut,
internet, ph, cbl, poss pet
ok, smoker ok. on water
w/dock 979-9025
Avail Now. N Venice Home
$120/wk incl nice furn rm
w/pvt entr, util, some meals,
Pool & Tennis 485-3943
CLEAN & SOBER Recov-
ery Housing in PC. Men
& Women. Interested in
sobriety 941-624-3748
N.Port, Partially Furn,
House Privs, NS, NP,
Mature Person, $125wkly,
+1/2 utils (941)661-7600
ONLY $100/Wk in PC/
Engl. Priv entr, cable, ac.
All util incl. 941-204-0566
or 276-1025 or 276-3134
P.C. ROOM FOR RENT with
house privileges. Util. incl.
$130/wk. + deposit. Call
(941)-276-2681.
PC Clean & Quiet, $120
wk. $450/mo incl utils,
furn'd, refs. 941-743-
3070. 941-740-2565
PC. Wanted clean working
lady, private bath, water-
front, $300. mo. (941)-
629-6155 no smoking.
PG, FREE RENT! Furn., all
incl. $125 wk. 2-3 BR apt.
$325 wk. N/P, 941-639-
1089,941-623-7921
PG Rms. $300. mo. or
$85. wk. 3 Brdrm, Dbl.
Wide TrI. 1st, Last & Dep.
(239)-247-4029
PORT CHARLOTTE
$125 & up. Clean & close
to everything
COUPLES WELCOME!
941-504-5468
Punta Gorda, clean, furn,
cable, pool & utilities incl.
and fish from private dock.
Close to 1-75. $100/wk.
941-575-9577
S. VENICE 2 Lrg Rms
Pvt Bath Walk in
closets $400/mo
941-306-8155

1370 RENTALS TO
SHARE


1370 RENTALS TO
SHARE

Beautiful Brand New PC
Pool Home. Great Loca-
tion! $125. wk. + Share
until. (786)-597-4195
Companion Roommate to
share home 55+. Prefer
male roommate. $65/wk
(941)-697-9482
Mature person private BR
& BA, Deep Creek home,
garage parking $100.wk +
1/2 util 941-625-8599
Nokomis: large room with
bath; own entrance; gra-
cious country house with
pool and spa; single young
professional male; $700
month. Call Robert: 941-
416-1921
North Port mature female
preferred, full hse & park
priv, $100 wk. privt. ent.
941-429-2037
P.C. nicely furnished 2Br.
home, your room $98 wk,
+ $100 dep. Full house
priv. (941)-639-6422
P.C. room for Female priv.
bath, furnished. $500 mo.
Pets possible (941)-626-
1368 or 627-1045
PGI, water front, dock,
pool, $525 incl utilities.
(561)-400-2511
S. Venice Pool home
w/pool. Own room & bath,
Pet friendly. References
$500mo.
941-408-7361. Lv.Msg.
Seek Mature woman. Use of all,
incl priv. Bdrm & Bath, at no
cost in exchange for house-
keeping. 941-485-2266

1390 VACATION/SEAS
RENTALS

*Venice Island Condo on
Canal w/2 baths Heated
Pool on Gulf. Avail Jan-Feb-
Mar @$2500/mo 941-
484-7313
2/2 Condo by River, short
term, heated pool, fishing
pier. Anytime from May
thru Dec. 941-544-3377
3br/2ba N/S Executive
Condo in Rotonda.
marble B-tub w/spa
jets Pool, Beautifully
furn. $1999/mo. Lots
of amenities! 941-268-
5275 www.LKVillas.com
Manasota Key condo
Avail off season 2/2 w/
loft, pool, spa, priv
beach 201-638-5805
Manasota Key Upscale
Bayfront, Beach access
4/3, Dock, $2950/mo
(514)696-2331
THE VILLAGES 2BR
Townhouse Great location,
Walking distance to Span-
ish Springs, use of golf
cart & free golf. $800/per
week. No pets. No smok-
ing.
941-270-1793
Venice Condo, 2/2, 1CG, 1st
Floor, $2k Month, 3 Month Min,
Lanai, Pool, Near Beach & Golf
(941)-244-2091


1390 VACATION/SEAS
RENTALS

Venice Summer Rentals
Condos & Homes
2/2 from $800
Investment Realty 492-5050

1500 LOTS & ACREAGE

10 North Port lots, Deal!!
www.mrlandman.com
941-378-3780
80 X 125 CANAL LOT
READY TO BUILD ON
W/TREES $50K OBO 474-
4891 OR 661-1260
Charlotte Ranchettes,
1.25 Pretty acres,
165 x 330, $36,500 Neg.
(239)-777-5695
Choice Rotonda, Pine-
hurst, Longmeadow &
Broadmoor lots from
$31,900. 22 sold 9 left
0% interest owner finance.
941-474-6633
DeSoto County
PRICES REDUCED
5ac, Arcadia, $95,000
40 ac, Brownville,
$12,000 per acre
OWNER FINANCING
www.landcallnow.com
941-778-7980/7565
NORTH PORT LOT 12,366
sq.ft. with city water.
$23,999.
Call 941-426-2594
PUNTA GORDA, 2.5 Acres
Alan Blvd., $70,000. or
$36,000. each 1.25
Acres. Cleared, Fenced,
Well. (941)-740-1454 or
(334)-598-1363
WE BUY LOTS
SCRUB JAY OK
Gulfcoast Realty Int'l
941-766-7091

1515 WATERFRONT

Bay front lot, Placida,
reduced, guaranteed
0% interest financing
941-474-6633
P.C. freshwater, Kensing-
ton St. cleared, water
meter in place, make offer
$26,500. 941-628-5633
Punta Gorda Waterfront.
Half Price Sale
First $124,900 takes it.
941-204-3927

1520 OUT OF TOWN
LOTS

Maggie Valley, NC. Beaut.
mountain view lot. Build
your dream home or
invest. 941-204-2141
WESTERN NC MOUNTAIN
PROPERTIES Spectacular
views, homes, cabins &
investment acreage. Call
Cherokee Mtn GMAC Real
Estate for a FREE color
brochure (800)841-5868
or
www.cherokeemountainrealty.com

1600 BUSINESS
FOR SALE


1600 BUSINESS
FOR SALE

DaySpa For Sale
Profitable, established, full
service, extensive lease-
holds & equipment incl.
Prime location, perfect for
the licensed professional.
$69K Offers.
dayspa4sale2008@yahoo.com
Established Alterations
Business for sale, Venice
Area, 941-284-7568
VENDING ROUTE FOR
SALE. 10 combo snack
and soda machines, 9
placed. 941-815-2319.

1610 BUSINESS
RENTALS

$1295 PRIME RETAIL
OR OFFICE SPACE ON
THE ISLAND OF VENICE.
HIGH TRAFFIC COUNT.
941-483-3418

AUTO SALES
OFFICE & lot
$600/mth 268
Warfield Ave,
Venice, Corner
Spur St.

1250 2500 sf
Commercial/Retail
Former Bistro Sandwich
Shop. Good Location!
Albert 941-628-2883
5800 SQ. FT. of Show-
room, Office & Ware-
house space, loc. in
Charlotte Commercial
Center, Punta Gorda,
easy access off 1-75,
$1850/mo. For appt.
call (941) 575-7222.
600 Sq ft, Partitioned,
Route 41Exposure, North
Port, 1st Floor, $865mo +
Security (941)468-8220
CEDAR POINT OFFICES
Downtown PG, 270 sf
$463.50 + tax
FLIP 941-505-0482
800-1600 sf, 2 Offices
and recp., area each.
Best in Murdock.
941-624-3055
ENGELWOOD, 2135sf,
AVAILABLE NOW office
space (941)-474-8599

OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT
$175-$475/Mo.
Investors Choice in Engle-
wood is offering rental
space to business entities
that are new or choosing
to down size due to the
economy. Included use of:
Conference room
"Kitchen & more
Stop in or call Dave
Nelson 941-475-7011

Office Space starting @
$400 including use of
Internet. Located in
central Port Charlotte,
call (941)-624-3472
for details.
OFFICE SPACE S,
Venice Tamiami Tr.
750sf, $950/mo inclds
utils. 941-484-3596


1610 BUSINESS
RENTALS





Port Charlotte
Executive Office Suites
Receptionist, all util. &
other support svcs.
Omni Executive Center
A Friendly Place to be!
4055 TAMIAMI TRAIL
Across from Bob
Evans. Call Marj or
Jan 941-627-9755
PIK-N-RUN PLAZA
Peachland Blvd.
Retail/Office/Profes-
sional, Newly Renovat-
ed, Plenty of Parking.
1,200 sq. ft. @
$15.00, based on
annual lease, includes
CAM (941)-627-3500
PROF. OFFICE
MEDICAL SPACE
2000 + SF great loc. PG.
Cheryl G. Wynn, Lic. R.E.
Broker 941-766-8126.
Professional office near
Venice Hospital. 1,100 sq.
ft.,$1,450/mo. Non-med-
ical welcome. Call
(941)484-3891.
Restaurant for Rent
8000+ SF on lake, on
776 near Englewood.
Ready to Go 941-204-9084
Towles Plaza East Hwy.
17, 2 units, side by side,
1,120 sq. ft. each
(941)-916-9631
Venice Island Retail Store
Lease Avail. Close to 850
sq ft. Opportunity to buy
remaining inventory, com-
pany name & store web
site. Also available, dis-
play cases, office equip-
ment & vendor stands cut-
ting your opening cost up
to$10K (941)-485-3918
or 941-586-1305 ask for
Rick

1615 INCOME
PROPERTY

7 UNITS, Including 2 Apts.
upstairs, (total 7200 SF),
mixed uses. City limits.
$695,000.
MaryBeth Wilson,
Pref. Properties, Realtor.
941-484-6279


1615 INCOME 1620 COMMER./
PROPERTY INDUST. PROP.


FULLY LEASED 2004,
4,600 sq. ft, office bldg
plus 8 unit mini storage
and yard space, PG,
Reduced $989,000- Offer
Utopia Comm RIty
941-815-0711

Mini Storage Facility
Venice 425 units, various
sizes, nearly full, low rates,
1.5 M. MaryBeth Wilson,
Preferred Properties
Realtors. 941-484-6279

1620 COMMER./
INDUST. PROP.

$$ Investors $$ $135,000
under assessed value. Engl.
3420 sq ft building w/ four
suites. $359,900 Add'l lot.
75x180, $135k land equals
31,500 sq ft. Zoned Comm
General Shells Realty Call
Ron 941-223-4781

.67 ACRE 173' on Duncan
Rd. C.I. zoned. Must sale
$115k obo. John Bockin,
Re/Max Harbor Realty,
(941)-833-4216

ENGLEWD, Commercial
Rental near Walmart
941-474-9536
Manasota Key Realty

Englewood N. Cl Zoned,
house w/2,000sf shop,
$360,000
(941)-475-5409

1-75/Laurel Rd.Exit 195
3449 Technology Dr.
NEW OFFICE,WAREHOUSE
Open T/W/TH 10-2
1633 SF $199,000
Lease/Purchase Avail
Frank Logan
941-223-0489
Lauden Pitts
941-374-7349
Century 21 Sorrento
Realty 941-966-3602

MURDOCK 800 swf to
9800 sf Warehouse &
warehouse w/office space.
941-628-9016.


Advertise in
The Classifieds!


North Port
Office Space
1500 Sq Ft -
$1,250 per month
Water and electrical
included
Will remodel or update
as desired
Attached warehouse
space also available
(941) 255-5340

PC, 1,250 to 5,000sf.
lease or lease option half
of the rent towards pur-
chase, (941)-204-7352

PC. Prime office space,
3 units 1,000sf. each.
Brand new. Sandhill Blvd.
Turnkey/Fully built out.
(941)-624-5992

Pt. Charlotte/Tamiami
Trail, across from Ford
Garage. Soto Building.
Small retail/office
$725/mo. Call Suzanne
Reed. O'Conner Realty
941-625-6100

1640 WAREHOUSE
& STORAGE


1640 WAREHOUSE
& STORAGE

12X28 Warehouse With
10' Overhead Doors
Located in Venice 941-
488-6666

20x40 WAREHOUSE
w/AC office. Overhead
doors, Water & dumpster
clean restrooms, 1 Block
off Rt. 41 in Charlotte Har-
bor. $520. mo. Call 941-
276-5068.

3,000 6,000 SF.
Warehouse Space
Available. Excellent
Locations! Call Albert
(941)-629-2558 or
(941)-628-2883

6000 SF, Near E. Venice
Ave. 125'x115'
front and rear access.
Partially leased. $499K.
Mary Beth Wilson,
Pref. Properties
Realtors. 941-484-6279

800 to 3000 SF Ware-
house space Murdock &
Charlotte Harbor. Start @
$400 mo 941-639-7532.

860 SF WAREHOUSE,
overhead door, restroom,
$575 mo. water & taxes
incl. 941-815-1561.


LIVING. Enjoy the pleasant view of lake and golf course
from the glass-enclosed lanai. This nicely furnished 2 bed 2
bath condo offers community pool & club house; and laundry
in unit. SHORT SALE! $135,000 MLS#563333
/ -'M


NEW CONDO IN MAGNOLIA PARK. This 2 Bedroom,
2 bath plus den/ family room 1st floor condo has all the
upgrades: granite counters, wood cabinets, tile, crown
molding, and much more. Plus a garage! Enjoy the
clubhouse and heated nool in this beautiful complex that is


GKEAl VALUElIN OUITH VENIiE!: very clean with
many updates this 2/2/1 has a separate family room, dining
area plus breakfast bar and a huge lanai with a hot tub.
Convenient, quiet neighborhood surrounded by nicely
maintain edhonme <$a14dd400 MIST.7O3d


Home & Condo Rentals and

Property Management, Inc.

704 W. Venice Ave. 941.484.0670
www.homeandcondo.com


GREAT ISLAND LOCATION BETWEEN TOWN AND NORTH PORT ESTATES. Brand new 3/2/2 w/ over 2200 SF
BEACH. Catch the breezes from the second floor two bedroom of upgrades! Storm shutters, security system & central vac to
name a few. Formal dining, large family room, bidet in master
end unit. Relax on the screened lanai and watch the world go bath. Large swimming pool has its own half bath plus an
by. Possible lease option! $144,900 MLS#541799 oudo .......... 7r. 0 nnn 0 ,I M,# AAAA


Villa D'Este condo, 1st floor, close to shopping, community pool..............................$ 650
Costa Brava Island condo, 4th floor, enclosed lanai, overlooking pool.......................$ 750
Venetia condo, 1st floor, washer/dryer, community pool............................................$ 875
Home, den, lanai, washer/dryer, small pet negotiable...........................................$ 900
East Gate home, lawn care included, close to island..................................................$ 975
Waterside Village condo, 1st floor, den, community pool, tennis courts.....................$1000
Tuscany Lakes condo, 2nd floor, washer/dryer, community pool..............................$1000
Pinebrook home, dining room, washer/dryer, community pool.................................$1200


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To advertise contact
Jan Lugar 941-207-1219
or e-mail your listing & photo to
homepage @venicegondolier.com


ureat getaway or starter Adorable i2SK nome,
furnished & move-in ready. Plumbing & electric
upgraded. Nicely landscaped on a good sized lot in
pleasant area. Shed in back for extra storage. #882S
MLS#570705
Carolyn A. Jarvis, P.A.
ReMax Alliance Group 941-475-2298
1m 1n5. 00


2065 SECOND ST.







2BR/3BA home sits among majestic Oaks on over 4.5
acres. Screened porch off master suite. Huge screened
C lanai under living area. Completely fenced & cross
*4 fenced. Six-stall barn, two 4-stall barns. Separate 2CG
w/apt, above. #873T MLS#556545
n Carolyn A. Jarvis, P.A.
ReMax Alliance Group 941-475-2298
$.849,500


9277 ST. CATHERIN







3BR/2BA home, open floor plan and a dream
kitchen with snack bar and center island; 2 family
rooms, a huge screened lanai and pool area. #839T
MLS#545909
Carolyn A. Jarvis, P.A.
3 ReMax Alliance Group 941-475-2298
REDUCED TO $265,000


279 ROTONDA BLVD.







~ Never occupied, Builder's model split floor plan with
LR, DR, family room, den and caged pool. Abundant
upgrades include cook's gourmet kitchen w/granite
S counters and stainless steel appliances; crown
molding, central vac & more. #882T MLS#572532
Carolyn A. Jarvis, P.A.
5 ReMax Alliance Group 941-475-2298
$550,000


62 N. GOLFVIEW







, Ready for summer! Beautiful 4/2/2 w/open kitchen,
9 living room, dining room, family room, screened lanai
9 and pool. New barrel tile floor in 2005. Close to
schools, golfing and shopping. #881T MLS#571560
Carolyn A. Jarvis, P.A.
ReMax Alliance Group 941-475-2298
o $194,500


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THE RENTAL COMPANY
OF VENICE, INC.
236 Tampa Ave. W., Venice, FL
941-484-7644
www.rentalcompanyofvenice.com
CONDOS & VILLAS
1/1 Venice Island Apt., Furnished, No Pets ........................ $625
1/1 Island Apt., No Pets $640
S111 Las Palmas Condo, Comm. Pool, No Pets.................... .$650
1/1 Venice Island Apt., Furnished, No Pets..................$695
1/1 Antigua Apt., Furnished, No Pets $700
1/1 Villa D'este Condo, Furnished, No Pets...... ............$700
1/1.5 Quails Run Condo, Available 6/1,55+, No Pets.............$750
1/1.5 Venice Centre Condo, Comm. Pool, Furnished, No Pets..$800
22/21 Las Casa Association/Comm. Pool, No Pets..................$850
212 Gulf Aire Condo, No Pets $850
2/2 Costa Brava Condo, Comm. Pool, Furnished, No Pets.$900
2/2 Costa Brava Condo, Comm. Pool, Furnished..............$950
2/2/2 Auburn Wood Att. Villa, No Pets $975
32/2 Talon Bay Attached Villa, 1st Month Free, No Pets.......$975
2/2 Holiday Condo, Comm. Pool55+, 5 No Pets..................$975
2/2 Plantation Condo, Comm. Pool, Furnished, No Pets..$995
212/1 Gondola Park Condo, Comm. Pool......................$1000
3/2/1 Gondola Park Condo, Comm. Pool......................$1100 r
2/2 Mission Lakes Condo, Furnished, No Pets...............$1100
3/2/1 Gondola Park Condo, Comm. Pool, No Pets...............$1200
HOMES
2/1 North Port Home, No Pets,1st Month Free....................$650
2/2 Englewood Duplex, Pet Negotiable................................ $700
3/2/1 Venice Gardens Home, Pet Friendly................................$850
2/2 Venice Home, Lanai, No Pets $875
3/2/1 Venice Home, Lawncare Included $875
2/2/1 Venice Gardens Home, No Pets $900
2/2 Nokomis Home, 1st Month Free, Pool Serv. Included...$900
2/2 Venice Home, No Pets $950
2/2/2 Nokomis Home, Available 5/1, Den, Pet Ok..................$975
3/2/2 Hourglass Estates Home, No Pets.............................$1100
2/2 Englewood Home, Bayfront, No Pets ......................... $1195
2/2 Venice Home, Pets ok, $1200
S2/2/2 Englewood Home, Comm. Pool, Pets ok.....................$1200
3/2/2 Gulfview Estates Home, No Pets, Lawncare Incl..........$1250
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Friday, May 9, 2008, Real Estate Classified


1640 WAREHOUSE
& STORAGE

NOKOMIS Hobby or
warehse.500sqft,Avail.
Now. another 500sqft
avail in June Christa
941-342-2856

North Port 800 & 1600 sf
warehouse. $250 mo. +
tax per bay. (941)-661-
6720 or 941-575-1908

North Port Self Storage will
beat any competitors price!
No Admin Fees, Free lock
and 7 day gate access/ 24
hrs. Your one stop shop for
boxes, Storage & Uhaul
rental! 5055 Pan American
Blvd. Just off US41.
941-421-6464
OPEN SUNDAYS!
www.north-port-storage.com

Secure Public Storage
5'X12' & 10'X12' units
Outside Storage avail.
8890 NE Hwy 17,
Zolfo Springs
863-993-1355


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EMPLOYMENT

EMPLOYMENT
2005 Services
2010 Professional
2015 Banking
2020 Clerical
2025 Computer
2030 Medical
2035 Musical
2040
Restaurant/Hotel
2050 Skilled Trades
2060 Management
2070 Sales
2090 Child/Adult
Care Needed
2100 General
2110 Part-
time/Temp
2115 Home Based
Business
2120 Position/Job
Wanted

2010 PROFESSIONAL

3 Stylist's Needed
Tired of current shop?
Need a change? Come on
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Physical Therapist
Home Health Experience
Preferred
Fax resume to:
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Brand New Spa, Downtown
Venice Seeking Full Time
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Appnt (941)480-9009

Chair Open in North Port Spa
for Exp Hair Stylist with Clien-
tele, 50-60% Comm, Call
Amy 941-257-2122

CHURCH
ADMINISTRATOR
Port Charlotte United
Methodist Church is seek-
ing a person, experienced
in church administration.
Must be proficient with
computers and a non-
smoker.Full time position,
Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM to 5:00
PM; Salary range $28,000
to $30,000 plus benefits
which include health ins. &
pension plan.
Fax resume with refer-
ences to: (941) 625-0144
attn: Chairperson, Staff-
Parish Relations Commit-
tee.

HAIRSTYLIST & NAIL
TECH. Booth rental or
commission.
Call (941)475-9090

Insurance Agency needs
experienced Personal
Lines, Licensed, CSR.
Benefits included. Fax
resume to: 766-8001

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STYLIST with following pre-
ferred. Apply in person
Vicky's Shear Experience,
2705 Tamiami Tr., #311 or
call 941-505-1011.

Teacher for growing
preschool. Inf/todd exp +
40 hrs training required.
CDA preferred. (941)-323-
5509

2020 CLERICAL/
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Busy insurance agency
seeking a smart, self moti-
vated individual for a
Receptionist position.
Must have great clerical &
customer service skills.
Fax resume to: (941) 575-
1275


2020 CLERICAL/
OFFICE

Customer Service Rep-FT,
Seeking an exp'd CSR to
handle incoming customer
calls and support sales.
Must have
excellent org skills.
Email Resume to
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941-441-2302 Apply in
person M-F, 9a-4p, 201
Triple Diamond Blvd., No
Venice www.tervis.com
DFWP EOE

Human Resources/Payroll
person needed for 79 bed
skilled nursing facility.
Must be computer literate,
experience in Human
Resources and Payroll a
must. High School grad.
Apply in person or fax
resume to:
Hardee Manor
Healthcare Center
401 Orange Place
Wauchula, FL 33873
PH 863-773-3231
Fax 863-773-0959

INSURANCE CUSTOMER
SERVICE REP & ASSIS-
TANT for independent
insurance agency in Engle-
wood. 3-5 yrs
Experience Dorthy
(941)474-8431

LEGAL SECRETARY, 2+
yrs in Construction/Civil
Lit. Proficient in MS Office
Word.
Fax resume to:
941-361-3023 Attn: Legal
Admin,
Walters Levine

LEGAL SECRETARY,
EXPERIENCED PRE-
FERRED/ PT/FLEXIBLE
HOURS for small civil liti-
gation Law Firm. Submit
resume to Glenn N.
Siegel, P.A., 17825
Murdock Circle, Ste. A,
Port Charlotte 33948,
Attn: Office Manager

Classified = Sales


2020 CLERICAL/
OFFICE

National Accounts
Coordinator
Venice Location

Min. of 3 yrs exp. as
a coordinator in a
sales and/or
marketing
environment.
Strong Excel skills
required.

Apply online at:
www.wmcareers.com

PERSONAL ASSISTANT
Needed for very busy
local Englewood business
woman. Duties will vary
from clerical to shopping.
Mon Friday. 40 hrs a
week $15-$20/per hour.
Must be professional!
Background check nec-
essary
Send letter of interest to
BOX 555
167 West Dearborn
Englewood, FL 34223

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HarborChase
OF Venice
950 PINEBROOK RD
VENICE, FL 34292
(941)484-8801 ph
(941)484-3450 fax
EOE M/F/D/V

CNA/HHA for home
health care, contract
basis. Call Tina at
(941)-743-4312

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has a great attitude
& is ready to have
some Fun at work.
Apply at River Oaks,
925 So. River Rd.,
Englewood, FL.
941-474-8600

Family Home Health Ser-
vices, a large growing
Home Health Agency in
Port Charlotte, is looking
for Psych RN's, Physical
Therapists and PTA's to
help provide quality patient
care to our community.
FHHS offers great pay and
flexibility with a "Family"
oriented work environ-
ment.
Learn more about FHHS by
visiting our website at
www.fhhs.us. Email or
fax your resume to
bsalvi@fhhs.us or 941-
629-5001.

HOME CARE
SERVICES

RN's, PT's, OT,
SLP & MSW
Per Diem

Fax resume to:
(941) 624-2398 or
apply in person
23013 Westchester
Blvd., Port Charlotte
HHA# 29999-1017


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Live In Caregivers (2) for
elderly woman. $800-
$1100/ mo. dep on quali-
fications, +room & board.
(941)423-3202 cell
(612)-209-4223


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2030 MEDICAL 2030 MEDICAL 2035 MUSICAL


LPN
Exp. LPN for med.
office, FT, exc.
wage/benefits. Fax
resume 941-505-
6057

LPN
Sat & Sun Only
8-5 Private Duty Homecare.
Excellent Pay. Call Elaine
(941)-925-9532
or email resume to:
Elaine@youthfulaging.net
EOE
LPN, IV Experienced For
Doctors Office, Mon Fri.
8am-4pm. Fax Resume:
Attention Office Manager
to (941)-624-0212

MEDICAL BILLER and Med-
ical Asst., computer knowl-
edge and experience desir-
able. Salary comensurate
w/exp. Send resume to
The Charlotte Sun, 23170
Harborview Rd., Box I, Port
Charlotte, FL, 33982.

NEED ADDITIONAL
INCOME, P/T, from
home. For interview,
Jeff (941) 928-6499
NURSES ,FT & X-RAY
TECH, PT & FT needed
for medical office. Experi-
ence a must. Fax resume
941- 347-8244 or email
applied200@yahoo.com

Nurses, PT, 7 3
Please apply in person
Deep Creek Rehab &
Nursing Center,
25325 Rampart Blvd
Port Charlotte, FL

NURSING SUPERVISOR for
Ambulatory Surgery Center,
20-24 Hrs Weekly, No
Nights/Weekends. Fax
Resume 941484-9690

OPHTHALMOLOGY ASST.
COA or COT, FT for
busy Ophthalmologist.
Exc., benefits provided.
Fax resume to
Zusman Eye Care
Center at:
(941) 624-6066

Growing Pharmacy full
time position avail., no
nights or weekends. Fax
resume to 941-625-8701

PHYSICAL THERAPIST
PHYSICAL THERAPIST
ASSISTANT needed F/T
in out patient clinic.
Please fax resume to:
(941)-766-1644

RN for assestments &
management
CNA'S & HHA's
Become a valued mem-
ber of our team.
(941)-244-2217


RN/LPN
FULL TIME / PART TIME
/ POOL
7-3 & 3-11 shifts
$1000 sign on bonus
for FT associates
$500 sign on bonus for
PT associates
Must be employed by
May 22 to be eligible
for the sign on bonus.
Pool wages starting
at $22.50
Tired of being just a
number...at HarborChase we
care about our employees as
much as our residents.


HarborChase offers com-
petitive wages and an
excellent benefits package
such as Medical, Dental,
Vision & 401K.
Part-time team
members receive
benefits at 20+ hours.
For consideration please
apply in person to:
HarborChase
OF Venice
950 PINEBROOK RD
VENICE, FL 34292
(941)484-8801 ph
(941)484-3450 fax
EOE M/F/D/V

SKILLED
NURSING
FACILITY

RN Unit Manager
F/T Day Shift, M F
Medicare Unit

LPN's 3-11

Apply online:
www.WORK4SHP.COM
or Call
1-866-WORK4SHP
1-866-967-5474
Extension #101

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B 0 0 K nA .I- E
S lon RlIV 'iN;
Sterling House of
Englewood has an
immediate opening
for PT Resident
Assistant Night
Shift, 10pm-6am,
Must be CNA or
have experience
working with the
elderly.
Please apply in
person:
550 Rotonda Blvd
West, Rotonda
or Call
941-698-1198

Advertise Today!


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and convenient. Go to sun-
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2040 RESTAURANT/
HOTEL

A+ BARTENDER &
POKER DEALER
School. Ages 18+
Placement Assistance
239-334-6300
Ft. Myers
www.BartenderDealer.com

FOOD PREPARER, F/T
Food Manager's License
required. Sandwich shop in
Venice. (941)-587-8895

MISSION VALLEY COUNTRY
CLUB NOW HIRING P.T.
HOUSEKEEPING POSfTION
APPLY IN PERSON
1851 Mission Valley Blvd.
(off Laurel Road in Nokomis)
(941)-488-9683
Drug-free workplace

SKILLED
NURSING
FACILITY

Kitchen Supervisor
Diet Aides
Dishwashers
Servers

Apply online:
www.WORK4SHP.COM
or Call
1-866-WORK4SHP
1-866-967-5474
Extension #101

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2040 RESTAURANT/
HOTEL


The Gasparilla Inn &
Club

We are currently
looking for experi-
enced fine dining
and banquet
servers. The Inn is
located on Boca
Grande. Excellent
pay & bridge tolls
covered.

Please contact us
at...
PH: 941-964-4570
FX: 941-964-4571



2050 SKILLED TRADES

A/C SERVICE TECH.
min. 5 yr. exp. carrier
exp. pref. Great wages &
performance pay. A win-
ning attitude a plus.
Drug test & valid FL DL
required. Apply at: 4
Seasons AC, 1592
Market Cir., Murdock
(941)-627-2132

AC Service/Replacement
Tech. Min 3 yrs
experience. Clean DL#
(941)485-3238

AC sheet metal mech.
Helpers & welders needed
for HVAC sheet metal co.
Job site in Arcadia. Call
Mike 321-262-7342

ADVISOR
MATHEWS CURRIE FORD
Full Time position, Experi-
enced Service Advisor,
Excellent Benefits. e-mail
to: service@mc-ford.com

Artistic Plumbing in Punta
Gorda has Job openings
for Commercial Plumbers
& Plumber Helpers. Experi-
ence a Must & Valid DL
Required. Top wages &
Vacation Pay. Call 941-
575-6257 or fax your
resume to 941-575-0661

INSTALLATION
MECHANIC min. 5 yr.
exp. Immediate opening
available. Top piecework
pay. Drug test & clean
valid FL DL required.
Apply at: 4 Seasons AC,
1592
Market Cir., Murdock
(941)-627-2132

ARE YOU ONLINE?
INCREASE YOUR
EXPOSURE!
Add your internet address
to your ad for a little extra!


2050 SKILLEDTRADES 2070 SALES 2070 SALES 2100 GENERAL


LOCAL COMP. IS
PRESENTLY TAKING APPLI-
CATIONS FOR H.A.R.V.
TECHS. MUST BE EXP.,
KNOWLEDGABLE & WILL-
ING TO TRAVEL IN STATE.
MUST POSSESS VALID FL
DRIVERS LIC. REFERENCE
CHECKS. PAY RATE PER
KNOWLEDGE & EXP. CALL
941-624-2223

PLUMBER NEEDED lOyrs
serv. experience & excel-
lent driving record required
(941)-488-1610
SEEKING AN EXPERI-
ENCED ELECTRICAL SER-
VICE TECHNICIAN WITH
TROUBLE SHOOTING &
CODE KNOWLEDGE IN
RESIDENTIAL & COM-
MERCIAL SETTINGS.
GOOD DRIVING RECORD.
TOP PAY FOR THE RIGHT
PERSON. CALL JOHN AT
941-493-2145

2070 SALES

Are you a good closer?
Make up to $50,000+ yr.
Ask for Jim
(941)-258-3326
CAREER Changing Oppty. 6
Business Minded, ambitious
people needed to work from
home. Top benefits! Paid
weekly. Call 941-375-2655.

EARN $8.00. Per Hour,
4 Hours Per Day
Telephone Work.
Call 941-258-3326

Experienced SALES per-
son needed for Port
Charlotte, Sarasota &
Fort Myers for estab-
lished water damage
company. Must have
dependable transporta-
tion and a good drivers
license. Please call
for interview
(888) 694-9273

FURNITURE SALES
Enthusiastic & expd in
retail. Salary, commission,
& benefits. The Furniture
Warehouse. Venice Loca-
tion (239)-246-6262
GOODWILL INDUSTRIES
The Hand Up People
Goodwill Industries Manasota
has been changing lives, oper-
ating superior retail and pro-
cessing centers &
building community work-
forces for 35 years. We
currently have exceptional
opportunities for
ASSISTANT MANAGERS in
Englewood & neighboring
locations in the Sarasota area.
If you have retail leadership
experience, enjoy hands on
work & team management
please fax your resume
to: 941-358-5171,
or e-mail to:
theresa.geisler@gjmi.org


GREAT OPPORTUNITY
Become a part of a
winning team.
Join the Charlotte
Sun Store Front
Sales Team.
Meet people and sell
subscriptions to the
area's #1 newspaper.
Guaranteed pay plus
commissions, 9
hours per week.
Can make $200 -
$300 per week.

Start a job that is
rewarding and fun
Today!
Several Openings
Available.
Please call Jane at:
(941) 206-1303

I Inside Sales
Associate
position available
at local company.
i Experienced in
telecommunications a
E plus.

Job Summary:
The Inside Sales Asso-
ciate is responsible
for increasing busi-
ness sales for com-
munication's company
by setting appoint-
L ments in order to
expand business in
our existing markets.
The position is also !
responsible for acquir-
ing new customers n
| and new business
opportunities. This
position evaluates the
market, developsR
leads, contact
prospects, makes
appointments and
determines needs.
Apply with resume
and salary require-
ments to:
Charlotte Sun, Box S
23170 Harborview Rd
Charlotte Harbor, FL
33980.

WE ARE SELLING
CARS!!! Areas fastest
growing used car dealer-
ship needs exp. Salespeo-
ple. Our top people are
making $10K+ per month.
Commission to 35%. Call
941-966-7111, ask for
Jamie.
AUTO CITY


RENT ME FLORIDA
Needs experienced
RENTAL AGENTS
Port Charlotte, Venice,
Sarasota & Bradenton
areas. Must be licensed
Florida RE Agent & com-
puter savvy. Compensa-
tion based on level of expe-
rience. We offer profit
sharing and 100% insur-
ance. Bi-lingual (Spanish)
helpful. Email resume to
mihank@RentMeFlorida.com

2090 CHILD/ADULT
CARE NEEDED

Daycare Attendant
Needed Full-Time Exp
Pref But not Ness.
941-979-8527

2100 GENERAL

Answering Service
FT Phone Operator,
Some Evenings/Wknds
941-979-8527
Avail. FT & PT Positions,
Management to Laborer
941-979-8527
WWW.EAOFSWFL.COM
BIKINI DANCERS wanted
for Sports Bar. 11am-7pm.
$1,000 sign-on bonus.
(941) 457-7077

Blue Jean Job
Seeking sharp go-getters
able to travel USA who
enjoy working in a rock &
roll environment. Demo
chemical products. Must
be able to start immediate-
ly. For info call Kelly 1-
800-201-3293 9am-6pm.

COPY DESK
EDITOR
The Venice Gondolier Sun
seeks a creative, efficient
team player to work part
time on its copy desk. One
full time and one fill in posi-
tion are available. The job
requires page design and
layout experience in Quark;
Exceptional spelling and
grammar skills; and knowl-
edge of the AP Stylebook
are mandatory. Night and
weekend work are
required. Send a resume,
references and work sam-
ples to:
VENICE GONDOLIER
SUN
200 E. Venice Ave.
Venice, FL 34285
Attn: Bob Mudge,
or e-mail
bmudge@venicegondolier.c
om
Custodian: Looking for
energetic and reliable per-
son for custodial duties &
minor maintenance tasks.
30 40 hours. Apply in
person: 6025 Taylor Rd.,
Ste 2, Punta Gorda or fax
resume to 941-575-7968


Driver
Upscale Senior
Living Community
is looking to fill a full time
transportation position. A
CDL and clean driving
record are required.
We offer a great working
environment, Opportunity
for growth, and a full bene-
fits package including med-
ical, dental, & vision.
via email to
PelicanPointeAG.HRM@
sunriseseniorliving.com
or apply in person at
1000 Aston Gardens
Drive, Venice
Aston Gardens at
Pelican Pointe
a Sunrise Senior
Living Community -

JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!
Check Our Opportunites!
www.shaveremployment.com

MODELS NEEDED
Print, commercials, fash-
ion shows, promos etc. No
experience nessessary, No
fees or tuitions. All ages &
types. 5yrs & up. Under
18, must have parent or
guardian call. 955-9128

P/T Driller's Helper,
involves heavy lifting &
shoveling. Drivers license
required. 624-2912

PEST CONTROL Techni-
cian. Must have good dri-
ving record. Experienced
only need apply. 941-
743-6020.

2110 PARTTIME/
TEMPORARY


CRAMER TOYOTA
OF VENICE
seeks PT customer
service greete.
Call Jodi
941-484-9000
eoe


2115 HOME BASED/
BUSINESS

ACCESS TO A COMPUTER?
$25-$75/per hr. PT or FT
877-212-3568 go to:
www.dreamsdocometrue4us.com

No Selling, Work from
home, Make money 24/7
www.fortebuilder.com/97
6225702

OWN A COMPUTER? Put it
to work! Up to $1500 to
$7000/mo FT/PT.
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6006 PT. CHARLOTTE
GARAGE SALES

l:Saturday 8am-3pm,
S18121 Garvin Ave.
R STES off of Cochran Blvd. Furni-
-41 SARASOTA COUNTY DESOTO COUNTY ture, Tools, Kayak & Golf.
1 day -$11.50
\ prey 4 lines ($5.00 ea. add'l line) i-Saturday 9-2. 1255
2 days $17.50 Jl& 1169 Rio De
L rel 6001 4 lines ($5. ea. add'I line) Janeiro Ave. Something
-OO 0a.0 Arcadia add ine) for everyone!
sO3 days -22.50
V kor i 4 lines ($5.00 ea add'I line) f]Thur/Fri/Sat 8-4
\\ 7 days 28.5I0 22105 Rochester Av.
\ Venice e. 4 lines ($5.00 ea add'lI line) off Conway, LgSale Kids/

r_ p tnter Rd Rates not valid with multi-family ladies' bikes, LOTS more
00or community sales. THURS., FRI. & SAT.
To place your ad call: 8 4, 1040 Tropical
41North ort Ave. Power, hand, yard
Arcadia tools, concrete orna-
6 Murdock 494-7733 ments & more.

6002 Jobean SCreek / (Charlotte i]THURS.-SAT., 8am,
onglewood Gulf -CHARLOTTE COUNTY 206-1200 Child's1 desk &hobby

6001 ArcadiaArea 76 ove Enlewood horse, shelving, books,
6002 Englewood Area rove ity plants, clothes, etc.
6003 Lake Suzy Area 7\ 6008 (77u \ 475-2200
6004 Nokomis/OspreyArea "- Rotonda Gorda
6005 North Port Area ,- ..West 60 Venice/North Port 6007 PUNTAGORDA AREA
6006 Port Charlotte Area 1 GARAGE SALES
6007 Punta Gorda Area 2 0 7-1 2 0 GARAGE SALES


3000 3060 SCHOOLS 5000 5080 EXCAVATING/ 5110 LAWN/GARDEN 6000
S&INSTRUCTION BUSH HOG &TREE


S ..




NOTICES


3010 ANNOUNCEMENTS


SUN :Y
S, ,' N., A 1..,'.,

PUNTA GORDA
OFFICE

HAS MOVED

From
331 SULLIVAN ST
to
312 SULLIVAN ST
(The former
PURPLE HOUSE)


BUSINESS HOURS

Monday Friday

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

(941) 205-1000

3015 HAPPY ADS



PLACE YOUR
HAPPY AD FOR
ONLY $8.75
3 LINES 1 DAY
ADD A PHOTO
FOR AN ADDI-
TONAL SMALL
CHARGE.
941-206-1200
Pt. Charlotte
or
941-207-1200
Venice/N.Port
Englewood



3020 PERSONALS

ADORABLE TASHA
Relax, Destress, Unwind
941-497-1307
DWM mid-60s, phys & fin-
ancially fit, seeks female
for LTR. PIs resp w/pict &
phone to: S.RP., P.O. Box 892,
Englewood, FL 34295

HOT DATES AWAIT!
Sarasota 941-906-8855
Ft. Myers 239-590-9210
St. Pete 727-319-8336
Call Now! 18+ Ad#8888

Need to Relax?
941-237-1977 www.
relaxationwithcheryl.com
OUTCALL SERVICE
Reasonable Rates.
Now Hiring FT/PT.
(941)-554-7141





RelaxationMichelle.com
941-584-8013
SWEET SINDI
CALL FOR SPECIALS
941-237-1157
T. M.& B. Come meet
our new staff. Private
parking 2705 Rte. 41
941-258-3222. Hiring


2 WEEK CNA Class $300
SPECIAL Books Included.
State testing onsite.
941-822-2273

JOLLITY FARM IS NOW
Accepting new students
for Horse backriding
lessons (941)-423-6104

3070 BURIAL LOTS/
CRYPTS

2 CRYPTS FOR SALE
Rest Lawn Memorial
Gardens in Pt. Char-
lotte $8000.
(941)-350-1144

3090 LOST & FOUND

Dog Found in
South Venice area.
Call 941408-3706

FOUND: Puppy approx 8
mos., 5/5/08 off Edgewa-
ter & Rock Creek. Call to
identify, (941) 916-6655
or (941) 916-5495

Lost cat, DSH, BI & Wh,
Spayed Fern, Declawed, 1.5
yr old, answers to Eliza,
REWARD. (941)485-1432

Lost tennis bracelet, NP
Applebee's on 5/2 reward,
941-426-8466

LOST: DOG Pomeranian,
female, lost behind PC Mid-
dle school 815-3846


4000








FINANCIAL


4080 LOANS/
MORTGAGES

PRIVATE LOANS
Non Qualifying Mortgages
Purchase or Refinance
Any Real Estate Will Be
Considered. Lic. Lender
(941) 627-2277 ext. 102

PRIVATE MONEY
Real Estate Only
625-7001 or 475-7755


5000







BUSINESS SERVICES


An Occupational License
may be required by the
City and/or County. Please
call the appropriate occu-
pational licensing bureau
to verify.







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dI^.h


BUSINESS SERVES






PUNTA GORDA
OFFICE

HAS MOVED

From
331 SULLIVAN ST
to
312 SULLIVAN ST
(The former
PURPLE HOUSE)


BUSINESS HOURS

Monday Friday

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

(941) 205-1000


5050 CHILD/ADULT
CARE

ALL CHILDCARE FACILI-
TIES MUST INCLUDE WITH
ADVERTISEMENT STATE
OR LOCAL AGENCY
LICENSE NUMBER.
Are you seeking a capable
trustworthy dependable Sr
Lady to care of your loved
one 625-5738
Attn: Creepers & tots 0-
4yrs (off Haberland), PT/FT,
refs avail, great area, $85/wk
and up. 4296160
Elder Helper/Companion.
Honest & Dependable.
Experienced & References
(941)-661-9951
Experienced Mother will
care for children in my
home. Low summer rates.
(941)-769-6867
FLORIDA STATE LAW
requires all child care cen-
ters and day care busi-
nesses to register with the
State of Florida. The Sun
Newspapers will not know-
ingly accept advertising
which is in violation of the
law.
Young Nana will give TLC
to your toddler. Deep
Creek, clean, safe enviro-
ment. M-F 941-627-4763

5053 COMPUTER
SERVICE

**IA+ COMPUTER
REPAIR & TUTOR... IN YOUR
HOIE Reasonable &
Prompt!
Sr. Disc. 941-615-7888

5060 DOMESTIC
CLEANING SERV.

"ABSOLUTELY
SPOTLESS
HONESTY IS OUR MOTTO
LbinsBonded941-587-6179
RENT-A-MOM
Cooking, cleaning &
errands. Very flexible. Call
941-623-2201.
THE BEST CLEANING
SERVICE
Mansions, Houses, Offices
Lic#0005334 References
(941)485-7376 or
(941)875-6548


Englewood Tractor Svc
Inc Bushhog mowing,
grading, driveways, grav-
el, shell, fill & topsoil.
Lic/Ins. 941-475-2188

Pete Root's Bush
Hog Service
Vacant lots, Acreage
mowing, Hauling,
Debris removal. Serv-
ing PG, PC, NP Arca-
dia areas. Lic/Ins.
(941)716-4814

5100 HOME & COMM.
IMPROVE.

*CONCRETE
High Quality Low Price
Driveway, sidewalks, patios
LIC. & INS. FREE EST. 941-
497-0907 or 586-4512
CARPENTER, INC. One
call does it all. Licensed &
insured. #RR0067689.
Phil 941-627-0657.
*CONCRETE or BRICK*
Drives Walks Patios *
Repairs Concrete Stain-
ing* Glass Block ACI Cert
941-623-9746 Lic/Ins
CONCRETE
Driveways, Sidewalks,
& Room Additions
Michael Hodge
941-743-4364
Concrete driveways,
patios, sidewalks, culverts,
bobcat & tree service.
941-815-3452
DAN THE HANDYMAN
I do it all with just one call.
Painting, Carpentry, Any-
thing? (941)-697-1642
HALLS TRUCKING
SERVICES
Stone*Washed Shell
Fill Dirt*Mulch *Shell Dri-
veways Installed
*Sm tree brush Removal
Commercial & residential
clean-ups Reasonable
Rates & Reliable Service
485-5717 OR 716-3650
Handies Handvman Service
Kitchen, Bath & Plumbing,
Doors & Trim, Painting,
Ceramic Tile, All Indoor &
Outdoor Repairs
941-5864856
Hurricane Windows Facto-
ry Direct. 40% Energy Sav-
ings Guaranteed Contact
Pete from The Window
Pro's.(941)726-7916
JACK OF ALL TRADES,
No Job Too Big or Small.
Lic/Ins. Free Estimates.
Call (941)-623-3374
Professional Handyman
Service- Repair, Remodel-
ing, Painting Etc. (941)-
391-5121
VINCE DeRico
Handyman Service
*Rescreen *Gutters
*Hauling *Misc
Serving Venice, N Port & EngI
941483-1060

5110 LAWN/GARDEN
&TREE

DIFFLEY & DAUGHTERS!
$ AFFORDABLE $
**LAWN SERVICE**
Spring Cleanups, Mowing,
Trimming, Edging, Plantings,
Mulching,Tree Service
LANDSCAPE DESIGN
& INSTALLATION
#941-726-9677
Patrick Diffley
**FREE ESTIMATES**
FIRST CUT FREE
FOR NEW ACCOUNTS
WITH THIS AD
**CSA Lawn Service*
Serving Nokomis,
Venice & N. Port
YR. ROUND OR BY
THE CUT!
941-628-2708 Uc./ Ins.


*MARK DOUGLAS*
LAWN CARE
Mowing, Edging, Prun-
ing, Landscaping, Tree
Trimming, Seasonal,
Annual, Odd Jobs!
Call 941-234-2486
Mark Douglas -
Venice Native
Owner/Operator

*A&E Lawn Services*
Professional care
Call for pricing
941-456-5134

A & A LAWN CARE
Professional, Depend-
able "Now Accepting
New Accounts"
(941)-661-4783
A+ Tree Cutting,
Stump Grinding, Debris
Loading & Hauling.
Local, 27 yrs. Good
work, very reasonable
prices (941)-629-0020

An Occupational License
may be required by the
City and/or County. Please
call the appropriate occu-
pational licensing bureau
to verify

BALLINGER'S
Lawn Maintenance
Full Service By the
Cut or Contract. Lic. &
Ins. 941-628-9291
Bills Lawn Care, NP, D Creek
Complete Mow/Shrub Trimming
Service. Contract Discounts.
Dependable! 941-423-9956

BUDGET TRACTOR
SERVICE
Pro Lawn Maintenance
Affordable & Dependable.
Lawns Lots *
*Weeding *Trimming*
*Acreage Mowing*
Bush Hog Service *
(941)-875-9606
Cell (941)-258-5397

*Mark's*
Lawn Service
Landscape & Tree
(941)-740-2234

SANDEFUR'STREE
TRIMMING,
LANDSCAPING,
PRESSURE CLEANING
& MORE. 941-484-6042
TOTAL YARD CARE
Mowing, Tree Trimming
Planting & Removal,
Free Estimates.
941-223-1101

5130 MOVING/HAULING

SKIP'S MOVING Local &
Long Dist. 1 item or whole
house! Fla. Movers Reg.#
IM1142 Lic/Ins 766-1740

5140 PAINTING/
WALLPAPERING

Alexander's Paint
In/Out Pressure Wash
Home/Drive Redo-
Remove-Install Too!
Pre Rent/Sale Spe-
cials 30 yr Exp., Lic.,
Ref., Free Estimates
Bob 941-496-9131 or
223-0941

5190 SECRETARIAL/
BOOKEEPITAX

Quickbooks Affiliate over
10 yrs. exp. Your office or
mine. Bookeeeping by
Marie, (941)-6274662

5230 MISCELLANEOUS

2000 BRAND NEW VHS
MOVIES. $999/obo (941)-
426-8180


MERCHANDISE

MERCHANDISE
GARAGE SALES


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Arcadia
Englewood
Lake Suzy
Nokomis
North Port
Pt. Charlotte
Punta Gorda
Rotonda
Sarasota
South Venice
Venice
Flea Market
Auctions
Arts & Crafts
Dolls
Household Goods
TV/Stereo/Radio
Computer Equip
Clothing/Jewelry
Antiques/
Collectibles
Fruits/Veges
Musical
Medical
Health/Beauty
Trees & Plants
Baby Items
Golf Accessories
Exercise/Fitness
Sporting Goods
Bikes/Trikes
Toys
Photography/
Video
Pool/Spa &
Supplies
Lawn & Garden
Storage Sheds
/Buildings
Building Supplies
Heavy Constr.
Equipment
Tools/Machinery
Office/Business
Equip & Sup.
Rest. Supplies
Pets & Livestock
Appliances
Miscellaneous
Wanted to Buy/
Trade


6001 ARCADIA AREA
GARAGE SALES

05/09/08
F 1429 NE Cross Av.
Fri, Sat. & Sun. 8-?
Lots of stuff, everything
must go, cheap!
D Huge Sale Fri & Sat
1556 Bountiful off
Masters 10,000+ items
Fri .50 ea, Sat. $1 bag
D Huge Yard Sale Fri &
Sat. 114 Asbury St.
9am-? Furn,clothes, tools,
Appl, fishing, Moving

6002 ENGLEWOOD AREA
GARAGE SALES

e Fri & Sat 7:30-? 240
SPine St. Big Church
Yard Sale. TV's, VCR's,
Tools & More + Daycare
closed, lots of toys &
baby furniture. Subaru
Fun Cart Raffle. Conces-
sions available.
SAT 9AM-2PM ONLY!
2240 OLEADA CT
Off San Casa, Misc. tools
and Misc. lawn & garage
items
- Sat Only 9-4 Fos-
sils/Antiques/Misc
Items. Kentucky & 13th
St. Grove City.

6003 LAKE SUZY AREA
GARAGE SALES

I -SAT. 8am, 11162
SW Welch Ave. USA
wooden clarinet, nice;
some antique glassware,
some unique items, come
browse.

6004 NOKOMIS/OSPREY
GARAGE SALES

D Sat 8-12
126 Bavshore Rd.
Moving Sale. Furn,
Househould items, etc.


6005 NORTH PORT AREA
GARAGE SALES

DFri & Sat 8-3pm
6358 Sooner St. of
Biscayne. Collection of
Owls and misc.
D FRI 8AM-?
3195 Draper Terr
Cranberry to Coldwater to
Draper 2 FAMILY SALE
Fri, Sat & Sun, 3633
Ribera Ave off Sal-
ford. Collectable, house-
hold, furniture.
DSat & Sun 9-3pm
8127 Chesebro Ave
off Biscayne. furn. appli-
ances, electronics, house
hold goods & more.
DSat 8-? 6581 Marius
Rd. off Hoffman.
MOVING SALE, tools.
SATURDAY 8-1, 4275
Tollefson Ave. Moving
Sale, everything must go!
(239)-283-1091

6006 PT. CHARLOTTE
GARAGE SALES

* rTIL'jr;.M


D-Saturday 9am
Until it gets to hot!
21051 Kearney Ave. We
have a brass king head
board w/frame, leather
wear, computer Windows
XP w/desk, CD's, lots of
Playstation 2 games,
color TV, dishes, glass-
ware, many small kitchen
appl., baby stuff & more!
Fri & Sat. 8-12. 181
Salem Ave. 3 Family,
cedar chest, rocker,
womans clothes & more!
FRI. & SAT. 8-1. 1613
Dorchester. Clothing,
fishing gear, household
items, computer access.,
& lots of other good stuff.
FRI. & SAT. 8:30AM-
1PM. 27064
Ecuador Dr. Deep Creek.
Lots of misc. items
DFRI. & SAT. 8AM-
4PM. 1164 Beau-
mont Ave. Off Midway.
MOVING SALE. All furni-
ture goes. Good furniture
cheap. Everything goes.
DFRI. & SAT. 9-3,
26045 Explorer Rd.
S. of Sandhill/W. of Rio.
Dp. Crk. JEWELRY SALE.
Huge selection of 'Hand
Crafted' one of a kind
items from $2 to $40.
FRI. & SAT. 9am-
2pm. 1140 Yarmouth
St. off Dorchester &
Peachland. No Early birds
FRI. & SAT., 8am-
4pm, 4246 Cockrel
St. MOVING SALE!
DFRI., 8AM-2PM,
25457 Terrain Ln.
(Deep Creek). 3 FAMILY
SALE!! Everything from
Baby Furniture, Children's
Clothes, Household, Furni-
ture & MUCH MORE!!
DFRI., SAT. & SUN.
8AM-4PM. 1393
Kindel Ct. Deep Creek
area. Furniture, bicycles &
much more misc.
DSat 8-1 200 Robina
St, sm frig, men's LH
golf clubs, Ig birdcage,
treadmill, quality sports
cards, football table, PS2
games & much more
D SAT. & SUN. All Day.
456 Birchcrest Blvd.
Tools, Xmas, books,
Credit Card accepted.
DSat. 8am-?? 21223
Wynyard Ave. My
Trash, Your Treasure!
DSAT. MAY 10th, 7-4.
25118 Harborview
Rd. Must sell everything.
Call 941-875-3195.
DiSAT. ONLY 8AM-
12PM. 119 Allwor-
thy. Off Peachland. Baby
items, clothes, toys etc.
D SAT., 8-12, 19218
Abhenry Cir. furn.,
baby items, tools, books,
home gym, collectibles


D- ESTATE SALE
16658 San
Edmundo, Burnt Store
Lakes. Saturday 8 1
House, furnishings &
soft goods.Click on
"auctions" to see
furniture on line at:
www.harborDaradise.com

FRI. & SAT. 8am-?
17268 Butternut Ct.,
off Burnt Store Rd Lots of
odds & ends, collectibles.

-]FRI. & SAT., 8am-?,
800 Marlin Dr. (41S R
on Pompano L on Chap-
man) Too Much To List!!

6008 ROTONDA AREA
GARAGE SALES

FRI & SAT 8-2
15 Golf View PI
LANAI FURN, tools, house-
hold, camping, etc

r-]FRI & SAT, 9AM-2PM
252 Bunker Rd.
MOVING SALE-furn, golf
clubs, antiques, Desert
Rose dishes, Ruby Red
glassware/dishes, Apple
dishes, tools & toolchest

D SAT 9-3
113 Jennifer Dr.
Rotonda West
Spring Cleaning, furn,
household & much misc.

6010 S. VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES

|-|Fri & Sat 8-1:00
2794 Sunset Beach Dr
Furn, Lawn Equip, Mens &
Womens Clothes, Misc items

D Fri & Sat8-3:00
2790 Sunset Beach Dr
Household Items, Much
Misc, Carpet Clnr, Patio Tbl

D FRI, SAT & SUN 9-4
The Dome Flea Market
LAST CHANCE
Sheet sets -Twin $6, ect...
Cecile's Linens #138
941)-493-7166

I FRI. & SAT., 8am-?
1793 Croton Dr.
Furniture, Drapes.
Valences, Rods, Baby items

PSYCHIC
FAIR
SAT. May 10, 10-
3
TOP READERS
FREE HEALING
$15/15 min
ANGEL MINISTRIES
2269 Tamiami Trail S
SUITE 3A, VENICE.
941-492-4995 or 493-6779

SAT & SUN 9-3
1655 JUPITER RD
Huge Sale, furniture,
misc, toys & much more.

D-Sat 8:30-3:30 430
Crane Rd. Quality
Clothes Cheap, BMX
Bikes, XBox, Collec-
tables, Household & Misc.

D Saturday-Estate Sale
5120 State Rd 776
Furniture, Misc. Items,
Books & Clothes

6011 VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES

S Sat 8-?? Venice Island
633 Valencia Rd
HHold Items, Paintings,
Jewelry for Mother's Day

D -Sat 8-5 1020 Capri
Isle Blvd. Community
Yard Sale. Something for
Everyone!

-SAT only, 9-3, 516
Armada Rd S, (Island).
Collectibles, brass items,
furn, beanies, tools, knicks
knacks. No earlybirds!

Yard Sale 161 Sandhurst
Dr Venice East Saturday
May 10, 8am-2pm.






Friday, May 9, 2008, Real Estate Classified


6020 AUCTIONS






Saturday May 31,
2008 9:00 a.m.
1740 SE US 27
Moore Haven, FL

Sale Site Phone:
863-946-9135
Terry DeMott, Sr. Mobile:
229-891-1832

CONSIGNMENT'S
WELCOME!

1894 Sylvester Hwy
Moultrie, Ga. 31768
(229) 985-4565 Fax
229-985-0754
www.demottauction.com
E-MAIL: sales@demot-
tauction.com
Auctioneer: Terry DeMott,
Sr. FL #AU1833 -
AB1285

6025 ARTS AND
CRAFTS

Baby Lock Ellageo Embroi-
dery Machine, Remaining
Ext. War., Avail. 4 Hoops,
Hard Case, Extras, Great
Cond. $1,700 941-625-
3295

6030 HOUSEHOLD
GOODS

ABSOLUTE BARGAIN
BEDS. Twin $160
Full $225 Queen $275
King $350 Free delivery.
(941)875-7726 (941)-815-
6727
A FURNITURE SHOPPE
1552 S. McCall Rd., Engl.
Buying Quality Used Fum.
M-F 10-4. 941-473-1986

**WHOLESALE
FURNITURE
Bedroom, Dining room
Living room & more.
Many to choose from.
50-80% off Retail. Pkg
deals avail. Can Deliver
(941)-875-7726

*All Cherry & Leather Furn,


6030 HOUSEHOLD
GOODS

Dining Room Set Black
Lacquer Table, 6 Chairs,
Leaf, Table Pads. Matching
Server. $500. 941-769-
0346
Dinette Set w/4 cloth
chairs on casters, Oak
table top w/leaf, $299.
(941)-575-4784
DINING ROOM SET table 1
leaf 6 chairs, buffet &
china cabinet, Duncan
Phyfe mahogany, $1000
obo. 941-457-5724.
Diningroom 54" Oval table
w/4 upholstered chairs
44" Matching Hutch. $500
(941)-492-2069
MATTRESSES now at
The Sun Flea Market.
Fri., Sat. & Sun. Twin
sets @ $148, Qn $228.
DRESSERS & Tables, Vari-
ous. $20-$80 must sale
(941)-227-4381
END TABLES, $75. set or
$35. ea. Armoire, $75.,
night stand, $25., lamps,
$25. set $15. ea, and
mower $350., Call aft.
1pm, (941)-766-8233
ENT CTR. Sauder Oak Fits
up to 36" TV. $120 (both
$300) Zenith 32" HDTV.
Incredible picture, loads of
inputs/outputs. Original
Owner SOLD!, Call Will
941-408-5144
Entertainment Center, Wall
Unit, Holds 36" TV. White-
wash finish. Good Cond
$100, 36" TV $50, 19" TV
$20, Dark Wood Entertain-
ment Center, $65, 4 Draw-
er dresser, $45. 941-204-
3273
ESTATE LIQUIDATORS
Quality Used Furniture,
Antiques & Collectibles
AT LOW LOW PRICES!
609 E Colonia Ln,
Nokomis, Tues-Sat,
10-5pm. (941)485-3040
Futon w/gently used
matress. Sturdy frame,
real wood $100 (941)485-
7462 Venice
Glass/Rattan Kitchen Set


Accessories & Window w/2 matching barstools
treatments from 2 br $125/obo 941-698-1291
Model Condo. Upscale I BUY CLEAN USED
Condo Included for the FURNITURE, 1 PC OR
right price. Avail for view HOUSE FULL. TOP $$
and/or purchase 2-4pm PAID. (941)-661-8705
on 05/10/08 235 E Base
Ave #201 Venice (941)- NEED CASH NOW?
586-2979 we Buy Quality
2 large dressers, 2 end HOME FURNISH-
tables, coffee table $150 INGS, COINS JEW-
takes all (561)-400-2511 ELRY, ANTIQUES,
Bed, Queen Mattress and AUTOS OR ANY-
Box. Brand New will sell THING OF VALUE!
$175. Local 941-629-5550
or 941-456-5555. Also have 941-485-4964
KING. Junior loft bed, solid wood,
BED, beauty rest, king w/mattresses $500,
mattress & box, HB & FB, (941)-624-6789
like new, $275 obo. Kit cab $500, vanity tops,
*SOLD* $65, 2 exterior glass
BED, queen size, brass, doors,$100 ea, Int doors,
headboard, pillow cases & Lighting. (941)4968655
spread, all like new. $190 LANAI SET, Rectangle
(941)-497-6123 Table, 6 cushioned chairs,
Bed Mattress/Box. New- 2 foot stools. Bought at
will sell $100. Local 941- Sears. for $400. Exc.
629-5550/941-456-5555. Cond! Always indoors.
Bedroom Set King plat- $160 obo (941)-764-0690
form 6 pc., white oak or (94)-268 1011
w/mattress. B.S.M. $600, LANAI SET, White PVC, 42"
(941)-639-3105 Glass table w/ 4 cushioned
BEDROOM SET, Queen, chairs on wheels. Very
BEDR6pcs wood, no matt. good cond! $175. (941)-
6pcs wood, no matt. 627 8957
$600. (941)-698-4158 627-8957
BEDROOM SETS FURNITURE
5pcs. At least 15 differ- camel back yellow custom
ent sets STARTINGAT sofa w/ custom pillows
QnFRE1 DEIRY $5 $500, antique finish dark
FREE DELIVERY wood chairs $100 ea, 3
(941)-815-6727 carved wood glass top

BEDS! BEDS! BEDS' tables $200, exotic floor
An Absolute Deal, Nasa lamp $50, decorations.
Memory Foam Mattress 941-830-0601
Qn $398; Kg $498 Orig MATTRESS CLOSEOUT
Tempurpedic from $698; King & Queen save $$$$$$$$
Adjustable bed starting 1 g warranty onlv 18 left
@ $799. Free delivery. 10yrwarranty only18 left
www.mattressdr.com 941-815-6727
Showroom @ 4305 MEMORY FOAM MAT-
Clark Rd. Sarasota 941- TRESS See ad under beds
9214010 Open 7 Days www.mattressdr.com
941-9214010
BEDSPREAD,King,ShamMR. MAGNET, Sun Flea
Skirt, Pillows. Exc. Cond! Market complete line of
$60. 941-743-4579 .
$60. 9417434579 magnetic products, incl
CEILING FAN, 48" Off white matt. pads. 50% off Sale
w/ sand finish. $50. (941)- Murphy Beds,
505 9237 Brand New!
Chest of drawers/mirror, At Used Prices!
hard rock maple $250. (239)-768-7160
34" Panasonic TV. $100.


941-787-4481 after 3pm
Coffee Table 2"w/match-
ing 24" end table. Carved
pecan color woodw/glass
insert. $250 (941)-661-
3649
COFFEE TABLE, light oak
real wood, rectangular,
exc. $50. 941-764-8216
COUCH, ARMCHAIR &
ottoman, dk green w/aztec
pat., $400. obo 941-276-
0736
COUCH: Ashley Plush Brown
leather, 2 Match rock/recline
941-244-2089
CRAFTMATIC Elect Adjust
bed, twin sz, exc cond.
$300/obo (941)485-2110


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Oak Dining Tbl, 6 Chrs,
Exc Cond, $500, (941)-
473-4071. Call between
9am & 8pm. 8345 Mana-
sota Key rd


6030 HOUSEHOLD
GOODS



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PUNTA GORDA
OFFICE

HAS MOVED

From
331 SULLIVAN ST
to
312 SULLIVAN ST
(The former
PURPLE HOUSE)


BUSINESS HOURS

Monday Friday

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

(941) 205-1000

SECTIONAL HENRE-
DON 3pcs. with
wedge, leather sofa,
love seat w/4 reclrs.
$500 ea. obo. 941-
625-4533.

SLEEPER COUCH, Qn, all
rattan, whitewash; glass
coffee tbl, etagere, reclin-
er, $499 (941)-493-1055
TV STAND holds up to 50"
Flat LCD TV incl. 3 glass
shelves. Exc. Cond! $75.
obo 941456-2176

Twin, Captain's Bed
w/3drawers, includes mat-
tress & box springs plus 5
drawer dresser $250 863-
990-2234 Arcadia

Vintage Earth tones,
Floral, Love Seat & Sofa,
Good Cond, $150each
(941)-492-5765

6040 TV/STEREO/
RADIO

32" JVC Flat screen TV 3
yrs old good picture, Not
HD, $175. 941-276-9580

TV, 52" RCA projection,
$300. (941)-235-1746

6060 COMPUTER
EQUIPMENT

#941-629-6337 Dave in-
house-office computer
repair, set-up Serving Char-
lotte County 9+ years

Home Computer & Fax
Machine $350 (863)-491-
9998

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USB modem used 4 mo.
was$150/$60.286-5093
Toshiba Laptop, windows
WIFI, $150. HP iPAQ, new
in box, $125. (941)-276-
7818

X-Box 360 new, in
unopened box $250 or trade
for PS3 9414754692

6065 CLOTHING/
JEWELRY

1 carat diamond ring,
appraised $1,950, Sell
$500. Diamond & Tanzan-
ite earrings appraised
$600, Sell $150. Diamond
tear drop necklace, $150.
*SOLD*
MEN'S BRACELET 14K
gold w/ 1/2 carat dia-
monds. NIB Pd. $1,995.
$895. (941)-623-8204


Tanzanite & Diamond Ear-
rings, white gold. Pd
$900.+ First $395. takes
it. 941-623-8204
Women"s Mavado/Eliro
Watch w/box, Orig $1000
will sell $450 (941)-626-
7841

6070 ANTIQUES
COLLECTIBLES


6070 ANTIQUES
COLLECTIBLES

NORTH PORT COINS
IS BUYING
Turn Your Old Coins into
Cash, We are Buying US &
Foreign Coins, Old Paper
Money & All Bullion Gold & Sil-
ver in any cond. Also Buying
All Gold Jewelry Used or Bro-
ken.
North Port Coins
14291 Tamiami TrI
(Winn Dixie Shopping Center)
or call 941-240-5560
ALWAYS BUYING
Sterling Silver, Quilts.
Paintings, Furniture.
NEW ENGLAND
ANTIQUES
(941) 639 -9338
Globe Wernicke Antique
sectional bookcase, Fair
Cond $500. 941-276-
5007 after 7PM

6090 MUSICAL

Collection of Classical & Old
Time Hits in Exc Cond
w/boxes & sleeves, over 350
albums, 33's, $500obo
(941)488-7804
Like new electric drum set
Yoki dd608 w/brain
$350.00 obo 941 276
1122
Lots of musical stuff, Flex-
tone II, pedals, empty
cabs, speakers, all cheap.
941-628-6120
Peavy PA-2 Impulse, 12"
SPKR's, 18" Sub, $400
W/powered mixer. $700.
obo. 941-625-5715
SNARE DRUM, near new,
MAPEX M, upgraded
heads, $50. 941- 815-
8164.

6095 MEDICAL

4 wheel walker, w/seat,
used 1 month, $125. 3
wheel walker, like new
$100. Handicapped bed
rail $50 (863)494-1481
JAZZY/ Scooter chair, 4
wheel, cost $5800, used 2
mos. 6 mos wrrnty,
$1200. Lift also avail. 941-
421-6836
Powered Wheelchairs,
New Merit power chair,
$800. Merit wheelchair,
new batteries $300. Both
obo. 941-627-6095

6100 HEALTH/BEAUTY

"AVON" ORIG. SKIN SO
SOFT 24oz., $10.00.,
NATURALS SHOWER GEL,
BODY SPRAY, LOTION.
4/$9. 941-627-6923

6110 TREES & PLANTS

COCONUT PALMS,
Queen Palms, Oaks,
E Pulatka holly.
(941)-474-0527
Neem Trees no skeeters,
flys, ants, 2900 medicinal
purposes. 863-491-5149
Viburnum,Good privacy
hedge $2.50/up. Coconut,
Adonidia, Fish, Fox Tail
Palms, 941-488-7291

6120 BABY ITEMS

CRIB, $200 highchair,
$35., walker $30., must
sale. (941)-227-4381
TWIN CAR BED $125;
Princess House Crystal
WINE GLASSES, $15/set.
(941)-697-0446

6125 GOLF
ACCESSORIES

1/2 PRICE Golf for 4 qt
Heron Crk., $120. Call
(941)-626-9622
2002 E-Z Go golf cart,
New lift kit, tires, rear seat,
& more. Must see at
$3500. (941)-575-0766
Golf Cart Wheels/Tires (4)
$50 (941)-697-3153
PREOWNED GOLF BALLS,
over 70 doz. to choose
from. All brands. $3/dz.
(941)-6254188
WHILE they last 2004 E-Z
GOs, windshield, sun top &
chargers. VERY CLEAN.
$1695+tax. 625-7969

6128 EXERCISE/
FITNESS

BUYING &
SELLING USED
Treadmills, Exc. Bikes,
Weight Equip., Ellipticals
12 Mo. No Payments,
No Interest. Play It
Again Sports. US41,
Just South of Midway
941-255-1378


Fitness Circuit Training, 16
pcs, 3 yrs old $3000.
/obo 941-661-5300
NORDIC TRACK CX 998
Elliptical, used twice, kept
inside, $300 obo. Call
941421-8816.
Treadmill Sears Proform
480 Pi space saver, Good
Cond $175.00
***SOLD!***


6130 SPORTING
GOODS

Beretta 96FS Brigadier,
.40 cal in great condition,
factory hogue grips, very
smooth
$450 941-255-0850
BROWNING HI POWER 9
MM SEMI AUTO 13 SHOT
PISTOL.
EXCELLENT ORIGINAL
BLUE FINISH, EXTRA MAG
AND HI GRADE LEATHER
HOLSTER WHICH HOLDS
EXTRA MAG. $900. CASH
FIRM.

BUYER MUST BE OVER 21
AND HAVE CURRENT FLA
DRIVERS LICENSE.

941-460-9540
Civil War, WWII Guns,
Swords, Daggers, etc.
Wanted. Paying up to
$900 for G.I. 45's &
German Lugers
(941)705-5145
CZ 452, 22 mag, Classic
European stock w/ Schn-
able four end, Tasco 3-9
scope, NIB Cond, $375
(941)-497-7951

I FLORIDA CONCEALED
Weapons Permit Class
(941)697-1885

FLY ROD, used 1 time,
Berkley Cherry Wood
Series, 8'6" X 7/8 weight
w/Martin reel. $60 obo,
(941)-769-1580
FLYRODS. Sage 790 RPL #7
Line, 2 pc, $225. Sage 590
RPL, #5 Line, 2 pc $225.
G.Loomis GL3 FR789 #3
Line, 2pc, $190. G.Loomis
Custom #12 Line, 2pc
w/Redddington Real, $425.
Reddington FSF 9052, #5
line, 2 pc, $110. All rods are
clean & in Exc Cond (941)-
497-7951
H& R16ga., $100., REM
870 EX, $225. (941)-637-
1479
PISTOL, Ruger, ss, model
P345, 45-cal, mint, $525.
(941)492-4503
Pool Table Leisure Bay
Reg Slate table w/all
accessories $500.
941-276-5007 after 7PM
Remington 30-06 w/
Scope & 12 ga. Single
Action. $525. for both
(941)-2623-8204
Remington Mod 521-T
w/sling & Weaver K6
scope, re-chambered 22
mag, near perfect cond
$325 (941)-497-7951
RWS Air Rifle, Mod 45,
177 cal, NIB Cond, $195
(941)-497-7951
Winchester 12 guage
pump,mod 1200, mint
cond w/manual & chokes,
$285 (941)-650-5122
Winchester 9422, 22 mag,
NIB Cond, $625 (941)-
497-7951

6135 BICYCLES/
TRICYCLES


Girls Scwinn Bike,
$50obo
(941)484-0010
TRIKE BIKES 2, $35. ea.,
kitchen nook chairs, 3,
$20. all SOLD!

6145 POOL/SPA/
& SUPPLIES

2.5 HP 2 speed pool pump
& LRG sand filter, $250.
(941)-625-5715
Above Ground Pool, 27'
Good Cond w/filer. You
take down. $300/obo
941-204-3273
Hot Tub, 5 person,
Portable w/cover. Has
small leak, needs gasket
$400 (941)-697-4512
Hottub, 4 person portable,
round incls heater & cover.
Uses O110vt Ex Cond.
$300/obo (941)-426-941-
204-3273
SPA/HOT TUB 5 person,
never used, perfect cond.,
cover, light, delivered to
you $1,800 (727)-466-
8738

6160 LAWN & GARDEN

2 Steiner 52" 0-Radius
Mowers $4500 obo (941)-
876-3618
Bolens Riding Lawn Mower.
38" cut 15.5 hp B & S.
Garaged 2 years old. New


battery, blades, oil change.
$650 cash 941-276-7889.
Commercial Size Encore
16hp Kohler, runs great
$350. 941-475-4692
Grasshopper 0 turn 23 hp
52' deck $2200/obo
enclosed trailer 16 ft
$2800. 941-681-2391
LANDSCAPE TRAILER,
6X10, 2' sides, gate, new,
$999 (941)473-2424


6160 LAWN & GARDEN 6231 BIRDS 6250 APPLIANCES


Murray lawn mower
rider 48" cut $600;
Echo blower $125;
Echo edger $100;
Echo weedeater $100;
Echo hedge trimmer
$125. Please call David
497-3374

Riders and push, A- 1 con-
dition, $50 to $500.
941-268-0917 625-3463
Self-prop $175. mower
$90. Toro Rider $375 mini
fridge $75 626-3102

6170 BUILDING
SUPPLIES

2 bath basins, white w/
Delta faucets, $50 ea.
white kitchen cabinets suit-
able for garage stor-
age.$75.(941)-743-4074
4 Doors-solid hardwood for
closet-all 4 $150obo PC
area 786-255-2137
DESIGNER LAMINATED
FLOORING Never used
30% thicker. $.50 sq. ft.
Must sell 239-334-4839

ENERGY SAVING TITAN
TANKLESS WATER-
HEATERS Save
money Save space
$249.00 FACTORY
DIRECT PRICE!!!
www.gulfcoastenergysaver.co
m
(941)-492-5675

French Doors (3) sets,
used 6' X 6'8", complete
pre-hung, $75/set, SOLD!
Garage Door, Insulated,
7'X16', complete, $250
OBO, 941-276-2627
Garage Doors, (2) 8'H X
9'W, raised panel, Decade
II by Raynor w/Lift Master
closer, like new, make
offer, (941)-637-7936
GATES, stainless steel for
entrance, 12'x7', ornate,
$3,000. (941)-258-0038
or (239) 410-9870.
Patio Sliding Glass Door,
Frame & track incl. $100
for all (941)-460-1536

6180 HEAVY/CONST.
EQUIPMENT

10'6" TAPCO brake w/
stand & wheels. Also Metal
cutter attachment $950.
941-661-6023
3 HIGH SCAFFOLDING with
boards, rails, wheels.
$600/obo 941-320-4302

6190 TOOLS/
MACHINERY

10" DELTA Cabinet Saw.,
Like new! $700. obo (941)-
268-8420
5.5 HP Honda motor, hori-
zontal shaft. runs exc.
$75. 941-575-2778 aft 5p
BOSTITCH Roof
Nail Guns, $35.
(941)-661-6023
CLARK FORK LIFT, cap
4000# auto LP fuel, cush-
ion tires, triple lift. $1900
obo. 941-505-1929.


Generator-Guardian Ultra
Source 15K Watts $1350
941-429-8234
Metal Lathe, Logan 12" X
24" $500, Coleman 6250
Generator, Briggs & Strat-
ton 10 h.p. motor, new
$350 (941)-661-8444
TAPCO easy angle
cutting table, $200.
Call 941-661-6023.

6220 OFFICE/BUSINESS
EQUIP. SUPPLIES

5'xlO' Enclosed Trailer
w/assortment of tools for
Handyman business.
$3000 (941)-828-0247
HUNDREDS OF Pre-
owned desks, files, chairs,
conf tables, workstations.
OFFICE OUTFITTERS
881 E Venice Ave., Venice
485-7015, 800-330-9215

6225 RESTAURANT
SUPPLIES

Restaurant Equipment
Oven, Blast Chiller, Prep
Cooler, Steamer, Fryers,
Froz Cocktail Machines, 3"
Rope, Chairs. Call 484-
7362 Venice

6231 BIRDS

PARROT
BABIES
Hand Fed
African Grays, Suns,
Ringnecks, Macaws,
Moustached, Alexan-
drine. $150 w/cage &
up. 5 Yr Exchange Guar-
antee. Seed Mix &
Cages. Terms Available
941-475-1728


Parrot Outreach
Society
Ready to adopt out to
approved homes only.
Small to large parrots.
Now available: peach-
face lovebird, friendly
quaker, 4 cockatiels.
Pam 941-815-0879
Judy 941-629-1594

6232 CATS

Beautiful Cats, 1 Himalayan F 1
Persian M, Interviewing for tempo-
rary home placement, 4-5 months
941-493-8095
FREE KITTENS!
Clean, Inside
(941)-423-9466

6233 DOGS

AiredaleTerrier Puppies,
Oorang, AKC, $550 each
(941)-722-4809
Akitas to Yorkies
PUPPYS PUPPYS PUPPYS
Many to Choose From
Our Quality Puppies
Are worth your Drive
Puppies starting at
$288 Petland of Sara-
sota 941-343-9752
Fruitville Rd. next to Target
Basset Hound puppies for
sale $400, Ready 5/19
(863)494-9146
CHIHUAHUA pups CKC 1st
shots, ready 5/9,
$400.&up 863-244-8790
Chihuahua, 8-wks, fawn/
blue, Apple Head, pocket
size $495 (941)423-7319
Chihuahuas, CKC, M & F
Ready Mother's Day. (941)-
979-8545
Cookapoo Puppies. 1
Female $500, 4 Males
$400. Ready Now.
(941)-697-1679
English Bull Dog Pups. Gor-
geous, H.C $1,500 + up.
941-585-1171.
For Sale: 1 1/2 Year old
Siberian Husky up to date
on all shots! $700 O.B.O.
941-661-3805
FREE 1 yr old lab mix to
loving home. Owners gone
too much.**Found
Home!**
Lab Puppies, Choc, AKC
1st shots, wormed, Health
Cert $500-$600
(941)-815-0572
LOVE PETS?
WANT TO MAKE
A DIFFERENCE?
VOLUNTEER AT
EARS Animal
Rescue Sanctuary.
CALL US AT
(941) 475-0636
MALTESE PUPPIES, 3 Males,
9 Wks. old. $500/each.
218-3434563
Pomeranians, 9wks,Tiny
Female, Awesome Cream
Coat, Short Muzzle, $450
(941)423-7319


AIA, zivi. t4UU eacn
or $600 for both.
*SOLD**
Shih-tzau Toys, 10 wks,


Loving Tiny Treasures,
$475-$550 941-423-
7319

6234 MISC. PETS

Ferret, complete with
essentials, extras. Moving
$225 obo.941-623-3959
PARAKEETS Babies 8 wks
old, All Colors $20/ ea.
(941)-244-2123
REPITLE AQUATIC CAGE,
glass w/scrn top. Under
heat & light. $40 w/all
access. (941)-244-2123

6235 LIVESTOCK

Chicks $3 & up Spring
Fancy Baby Ducks, Geese
Goats 863-491-5149
Stall for Rent in Punta
Gorda. Full board. Jumps
and trails available.
$400/month. Call Lori
941-639-2201.

6236 PET SUPPLIES
& SERVICES

Older Parrot Cage
24"x24"x29" $35.
941-475-2121

6250 APPLIANCES

$40 SERVICE CALL The
Areas most trusted Appli-
ance Repair Service, serving
PC, N.P. EngI, Venice. We
can fix it' 941473-9484
2ND HANDTREASURE
Stoves $95+ Refrig $125+
Washers $110+ Dryers $95+

Free Working Refrigerator
& Dishwasher, You Pick Up
(941)-697-3697
GE washer & dryer, exc.
cond., $100 ea., 941-575-
2383


GE Almond Dishwasher
$37.50, Micro/hood
combo $37.50, Refridg
w/ice $63, Self Clean
Stove $49. Good Condi-
tion 941- 474-2108

HOT WATER HEATER 1
month old 40 gallon 220V
$100. 941-258-7413.

Kenmore dryer, like new,
new heater element,
$150, 941-286-5908

Kenmore washer/dryer
being used works great, Ig
cap. 941-429-8796

Most Washers, Dryers &
Refrigerators can be repaired
for $65 or less. No charge if
not repaired 941- 460- 0763

RANGE, like new Almond
30" elect. range, $125.
941-258-7413.

REF., 21 cu ft GE, ice
maker, top freezer, like
new, $290. 743-4074

W/D set $295. white elec
range $150 Mini Fridge
$75. washer 626-3102

Wash Machine, GE, Lg Cap,
H.Duty, Almond, Good Cond
$75 (941)-223-2625

WASHERS/DRYERS
$139. each or $270.
Set Delivered.
1 Year Warranty.
941-766-0226

Ken Washer & Dryer $100ea
* Upright Freezer $85
* GE Range $100
* Refridg $125
(941)-492-6698

Washer/Dryer, $125 ea.
$239/pr. Excellent condi-
ton. Delivered. 1 year war-
ranty (941)-875-0609

6260 MISCELLANEOUS

#1 KEY WEST PINK
SHRIMP, from our boat
$4. lb. + up.
941-639-6442

**Fresh Jumbo
Key West SHRIMP
ARRIVING NOW @
$6.99 LB.
941-623-2100

3 1/2 4 Gal. Buckets w/
lids, Any Quantity. $1.75
ea. obo (941)-6614463

Gas stove 1896 Perf.
cond. $495; Port stereo
$20; Whole house attic
fan $45; Violin $99; Gran-
ite 30x32 $75. Amplifier
$35; Wheel chair alum
ramp$99 WANTED: 45
Records
(941)-496-9252

International LB Hopper
cooled 3-5 h.p. engine,
$600 (941)-661-8444

OLDE TYME THRIFT STORE
221 W Langsner, Englewood
Tues thru Sat l0am-4pm
4500sf of Good Stuff!

Pinball & Arcade
Cash paid $20 to
$1000
Working or Not
(863)-558-0198

6270 WANTED TO
BUY/TRADE

A COLLECTOR BUYING
wristwatches & pocket
watches, working or not,
costume jewelry, knives,
swords, weapons, military
& fire dept, +cigarette
lighters. (941)-412-9391

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

WANTED: Hair salon
hydrulic chair and sink in
good cond. (941)-629-
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FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2008

CAR TALK: CLICK & CLACK
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Old Car Hobby Class 101 continued


Two weeks ago, I
wrote about a very
interesting couple
who reside in Englewood
and have a collection of
14 varied antique and
collector vehicles. The
story came out fine for
them and the Sun papers,
receiving compliments
from readers who did not
know these people, Babe
and Dave Lanning, nor
me.
Only one sentence
came out wrong. Some-
how the word "never"
turned up in the sen-
tence, "He is content
never doing mechanical
work." Nothing could be
further from the truth, as
Dave is very content
working Monday through
Thursday, diagnosing and
turning wrenches to keep
both old and newer autos
on the road. His employ-
er is Lemon Bay Auto of
4820 Placida Road,
Englewood. Now you
know the rest of the story!
The photos and text
today cover three fellows
who live and work in the
Arcadia area of DeSoto
County, where the old car
hobby is rapidly growing.
This quaint little town
has several streets
including Main Street,
featuring dozens of
antique shops, several
restaurants and a brand
new upscale bed-and-
breakfast, The Oak Park B
& B. The street is also
home to The Last Chap-
ter Bookstore and Coffee
Shop. The latter two are
owned by car collectors
Martha and Chuck
Craven, commercial
property investors who
possess 26 varied antique
vehicles, from a 1924
Model T, other Fords,
Buicks and Plymouths of
the '30s, to "some old
pickup and panel trucks,"
as well as several 1960
autos. Chuck's favorites
are two 1940 Fords, while
Martha likes their 1950
Ford convertible. Howev-
er, when this picture was
taken, Chuck chose to be
next to his friend's 1966
Pontiac GTO.
The 1969 Camaro,
center, is a very rare
RSZ28-DZ302 one of
2,500 manufactured with
the race-car option.


The owner, Robert
Shaver, 40, stands proud-
ly next to it with his
daughter, Jessica, by his
side. Shaver and his wife,
Carrie, have 17 collector
autos, from a "T Bucket"
Hot Rod to a 1972 Nova
SS. In between are four of
his favorites on which the
tops go down, starting
with a 1963 Nova by
Chevrolet, then a 1964
Corvette, one 1968
Impala, plus their newest
old vehicle, a 1972
Corvette.
This collection did not
come easy by any means,
but from hard work and
long hours since age 17,
when Robert moved to
Arcadia from Columbus,
Ohio. He was interested
in old cars as a young boy
of 12 who would get
excited at the sight of
such "machines" in the
area where he grew up.
To reach his dream of
being able to acquire
such autos, this fellow
worked in construction
for years, moving up to
be the owner/manager of
Ratherbes Lathing &
Plastering Co., which he's
operated since 1998.
They also own and
manage a body shop, but
as he quickly stated,
Ratherbes is the real
"bread and butter"
income. This family is
proud of what it has
accomplished in business
and in the hobby of
vehicles of yesteryear in
DeSoto County mainly
Arcadia.
Marvin Allred Sr., 68,
on the left by his other
auto, the 1967 Chevelle
SS, also has a story to go
with his involvement in
muscle-car collecting.
Marvin's is a tragic one,
however.
He, his wife, Connie,
and three family mem-
bers were hit head-on by
a car doing an estimated
80 miles per hour, on
Nov. 11, 2005. The female


PHOTO PROVIDED BY LEE ROYSTON


driver of that vehicle was
allegedly under the
influence of alcohol,
resulting in her death and
that of a passenger. Also
killed was Mrs. Allred.
Badly injured were
Marvin and his daughter,
son-in-law and a grand-
child. After being married
for 44 years, this man was
completely devastated by
the loss of the woman
whom he describes as
not only a wife, but his
best friend. After griev-
ing, he decided he
needed something to
keep him busy. That's
when he sold some stock,
took the money and
bought the GTO. Later,
the 1967 Chevelle was
available and that too
became his. Now, howev-
er, no further purchases
are planned as these two
four-wheel gems truly
keep him physically
occupied and are good
therapy as well.
A little about his
background. Born and
raised on a farm in
northern Alabama, he
like others at age 18 "took
off" with a buddy to
move to Arcadia. Being a
hard worker, he was hired


for construction jobs,
then a canning factory, a
feed mill, and a stint at G.
Pierce Wood Memorial
Hospital, then back into
the better-paying con-
struction field until he
retired. Bored, he found a
position driving a large,
air-conditioned tractor
cutting grass in orange
groves something he
still does full time.
Allred always wanted to
get into the old-car
hobby, but with a family
to support, there never
seemed enough time,
funds or free time to
carry out that dream.
With the kids grown and
being alone because of
that needless accident,
the two cars help his
healing. He, Chuck
Craven and Robert
Shaver can be seen out
and around local DeSoto
County vintage car
events, such as the up-
and-coming Beef
O'Brady's Cruise In that is
held the second Saturday
evening of the month on
State Road 70, near
Tractor Supply.
Other cruise-ins
normally run on a regular
basis each month as


follows:
First Friday Mel's
Diner, Venice 5-9 p.m.
First Saturday -
Dearborn Street, Engle-
wood 5-8:30 p.m.
Every Monday -
Merchants Crossing, U.S.
41, North Fort Myers -
5-8 p.m.
Second Friday -
McDonald's, Murdock -
5-9 p.m.
Second Saturday -
Sonic Drive-In, North
Port 5-9 p.m.
Third Friday -
Albertson's, Venice 6-9
p.m.
Third Sunday Beef
O'Brady's/Quiznos,
Sumter and Price boule-
vards, North Port 4-8
p.m.
May 17th ONLY-
Special Car Show at
Home Depot, Englewood
- 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Third Saturday -
Wendy's, North Port -
5:30-9:30 p.m.
Fourth Friday Cafe
Gelato/Subway, Sumter
and Price boulevards,
North Port 5-9 p.m.
Fourth Friday -
Stefano's Restaurant, S.
Indiana Avenue and State
Road 776, Englewood -


5-9 p.m.
Fourth Saturday -
Sonic Drive-In, S.R. 70,
Arcadia 5-9 p.m.
**Dates may not be
accurate Please call
sponsors to verify.**
Kindly retain these
listings as no further
cruise-ins will be pub-
lished until June. Watch
the Sun Community
Calendar page and
Community News Briefs
for last-minute event
notices.
Before closing, I want
to inform you why
attention has been given
to various regions. The
Wheels section has a
heavy known readership
throughout Charlotte,
Sarasota and DeSoto
counties, thus the
coverage of people and
outings in those areas.
**Please note Nov. 15
is the Sun's Annual
Welcome Back Car Show
- Mark your calendars!

Don Royston is Presi-
dent and co-founder of
the SWFlorida Chapter of
the Veteran Motor Car
Club of America. He can
be reached at 941-575-
0202.


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TRANSPORTATION


SUNA -"

PUNTA GORDA
OFFICE

HAS MOVED

From
331 SULLIVAN ST
to
312 SULLIVAN ST
(The former
PURPLE HOUSE)

BUSINESS HOURS

Monday Friday

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7020 BUICK
05/09/08
CLASSIFIED
SELLS
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941-207-1200
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OR
941-206-1200
Pt. Charlotte Areas
1988 Buick LaSabre
4-dr, good cond, $900.
***SOLD!***


1992 Centry, low miles,
araged,gold, like new.
3,000 obo 941-380-
2468
1999 BUICK Century Limit-
ed 4 door, one owner, fully
loaded, V-6, nice cond.
$2950. Call (941)-255-
0097 DIr.
7030 CADILLAC
1995 Eldorado 85K Mint.
Must Sell $4800 (941)-
228-1745
1997 Cadillac Eldorado
Touring Coupe All Power
New Tires $2500 Evenings
941-255-3887
1997 Cadillac Eldora-
do, Cream Puff, like
new, low miles, 1st.
$6,500 takes it
(941)-204-4181
1998 Catera, 45k, loaded,
brand new, $5,150 (941)-
979-6234


7030 CADILLAC 7060 DODGE 7080 JEEP 7130 PONTIAC


1998 SEDAN DEVILLE
Delegance Edition, Every
immaginable option,
26+Mi/Gallon, Garaged,
Senior Owned.
Beautiful Condition
Beyond your expectations
NO DISSAPOINTMENTS
$5975obo (941)468-3375
1999 Cadillac Deville,
loaded, 60K orig. mi.,
beautiful car, exc. cond.
$5,250, (941)-626-3674
2003 CADILLAC DEVILLE,
Champagne with tan
leather. Clean Car Fax. All
maintenance records. New
Brakes. Mint Condition!
64K mi. $11,995. (941)-
764-1865
2004 CADILLAC XLR
blk/blk, 11K mi, excel.
cond, garage kept,
loaded w/nav, $39,900
(941) 639-6639.
2005 DeVille DTS 12K
mi, has warranty, spec.
white paint, XM radio,
prem. lux. pkg, perfect
cond, $26,500 sell or
trade (941) 637-3770.
7040 CHEVROLET
1996 LUMINA, loaded, 2-
owners, well maint, looks
& drives like new, 160K
orig mi, $1800/obo
***SOLD!***
1994 Chevrolet Impala SS,
classic car, original owner,
137K miles, $7,700.
(941)-505-9562
1996 Camaro T-top 5spd
Looks, runs great. Cus-
tomized $2900 484-1198
or 685-1149
1996 Cavalier 4cyl, 120k
miles, AC, Runs and drives
great. 1950/obo (941)-
941-315-1279
2000 monte carlo ss
one-owner, good condi-
tion, 90K miles $4,500
941-575-7530
Kevin's Car Sales
El JoBean, Florida
(941)-268-4395
Why Pay Hwy. 41 Prices?
02 Chevy Cavalier $2995
02 Kia Sportage $2995
93 Caprice wagon. Ice
Cold Air, all the bells &
whistles ,tilt, cruise, new
tires,3rd seat, tinted win-
dows. Runs great. $2,200.
(941) 875-8686
7050 CHRYSLER
1999 SEBRING Conv JX,
Exc Cond, Runs Great,
$4300 (941)-698-0900
1999 SEBRING JXI CON-
VERT. auto, ac, clean,
$3450/obo (941)-468-
1489
2004 Sebring LXi, Loaded!
Like New Cond! $10,900.
941-661-2977


GENEGO999 eep Cherokee
Sport, 6 cyl, 4X4, 1 owner
"PREMIER" exc. condo. $3,80(
2006 STRATUS SXT,
4 CYL, AUTO. LOADED!
PERFECT! $8,990. GENE GORU
941-639-7300 "PREMIER"
2000 Intrepid, 31 mpg 2001 JEEP WRANGLER
New Paint Runs & Looks SPORT, V6,
Great! Worth a Look!! YELLOW & RUGGED!
$5,599. Reduced $4,500 $10,990.
Bob 637-6831 941-639-7300
www.genegormans.com

GO E S 7085 LEXUS
2005 DODGE NEON GORKA N
SXT, ALL PWR! GAS GENE OU
SAVER! $9,490. "PREMIER"
625-2141, Pt. Char.
www.genegormans.com 2000 GS300, ESTATE
SALE! PRISTINE!
A STEAL @ $14,990.
7070 FORD 941-639-7300


1988 FORD LTD Station
Wagon, runs good, $800
obo. 941-979-2672.
1993 Crown Vic, Runs Great,
Cold AC, Very Good Cond,
$1500obo 941-697-7885 Iv msg
1994 FORD Taurus LX
wagon, auto, 90k mi., full
service history, loaded,
good cond. $1750. Call
(941)-627-5811
1998 Mustang GT Conv
Loaded, 86K mi, Mint
Cond. $7000
(941)-468-7469
2000 Mustang Pony, Auto,
6 cyl, Conv, All Equip, Exc
Cond, $6500obo(941)698-
1813
2005 Ford Focus ZX4-SE,
23K, 4dr. auto. Looks new.
35+mpg. $9,295. Finan
avail. 575-7843 dlr
2005 Ford Focus ZX4-SE,
35mpg, (1) 23K mi., auto,
$9,295 & (1)51K mi. auto,
$8895. E-Z Financing.
575-7843 dlr



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7080 JEEP
1977 Jeep CJ7, 3 spd
AMC 360, V8, Hooker
headers, new exhaust &
brakes, 6" lift, 35" tires.
Runs strong! Nice cond!
Bimini top, soft doors. 2
sets full hard doors, hard
top. $4,500/obo
941-815-1053


7090 LINCOLN
1991 Towncar 67K
original mi, Cold A/C,
Really Nice! $1795
***Sold***
1996 Lincoln Town-Car
Signature Series, Garage
Kept, Pristine Cond &
Only 75K Miles 941-204-
5427
1999 LINCOLN Continen-
tal, 4 door, leather interior,
exc. cond. $3000. Call
(941)-255-0097 DIr.

GENE
GORMAN'S
1999 LINCOLN TOWN-
CAR SIG. 46K MI!
CHERRY] $9,990.
625-2141, Pt. Char.
www.genegormans.com

7100 MERCURY


e


2005 GR. MARQUIS LS
21K miles, Ex. cond.
Sr. owned/health issues
must sell. $9k/obo 941-
716-3100

7110 OLDSMOBILE
1997 Crown Vic LX 50k
orig miles, 1 owner,
front end damage.
$995/obo
(941)-315-1279


7148 BMW
1994 BMW 740 EL, 180k
mi. gold, runs good,
$2,800. 941-286-2765
7160 HONDA
2003 CRV, 75k mi., very
good cond., Asking
$11,500 (941)-624-4614
I BUY HONDAS!
Any Shape, Any Cond!
Any Year!
(941)-286-4599


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GENE
GORMAN'S
2000 PONTIAC SUN-
FIRE SE, ONLY 50K MI!
EXTRA CLEAN! $6,990
625-2141, Pt. Char.
www.genegormans.com
2004 Grand Am, Runs & Looks
Great, New Brakes & Rotors,
Take over payments
(941)-697-2238 or 276-2027
2005 Pontiac L6GT, white
sedan, 7,500 mi.
$14,000. 941-505-9562
7135 SATURN
1994 SATURN SL2, 4
door, 5 speed, stereo, nice
car. $1000. Call (941)-
255-0097 DIr.
1999 Saturn, SW2, 4 cyl,
auto,ac, 120K $2125,
good cond, 426-5924




2000 SATURN SW2, PW,
PD, auto, bra, ready to
tow/Blue Ox, 86K mi. Exc.
condo. $4500. Call 321-
246-4753.


PRO-POWER
AUTO SALES
(941) 627-8822
USED SATURN SALES
PARTS & SERVICE
"THE SATURN GUYS"
04 VUE Blue, 41K. $9,495
02 LW300 Wagon. $8,595
02 SL1 Sedan...... $5,295
01 SL2 Sedan...... $5,295
00 SL1 Sedan...... $2,799
01 SC2 Coupe...... $5,295
99 SC2 Coupe...... $3,695
98 SC2 Coupe...... $3,695
98 SC1 Coupe ...... $2,995
98 SW2 Wagon..... $3,395


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GENE 7145 ACURA
GORMAN'S .
2001 MERCURY
COUGAR, AUTO, V6, GENE GORMAN
LOW Ml! $8,990. "PREMIER"
625-2141, Pt. Char. 2003 ACURA RSX
www.genegormans.com SUNROOF. GREAT GAS
2003 Grand Marquis, 39k MI! SWEET! $12,990.
mi. exc., cond. $8,500 941-639-7300
(941)-629-6233 www.genegormans.com


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7163 HYUNDAI
1999 Accent 5spd 30+
mpg VG Cond. 112K mi
$1999 (941)-716-0692
2002 Accent GL 4dr, auto,
A/C, 94K, P/W, P/L, CD,
Great Cond. $2450. obo
204-3069
2004 Hyundai Sonata
GLS, loaded, 62K mi.,
sunroof. Rescue Tech
Value Price $7775, (941)-
833-2200
2006 ELANTRA hatch-
back, estate asset, 23K,
exc cond. $9,900 1
Call Barbara, Boone Law
Firm (941)-488-6716

GENE GORMAN
"PREMIER"
2007 HYUNDAI
SONATA, V6, SUNROOF.
LIKE NEW! $16,990.
941-639-7300
www.genegormans.com
7165 INFINITI
1995 Q45, 1 owner, Pearl
white, loaded, new brakes
& tires, $2,995 obo (941)-
204-4181

GENE GORKAN
"PREMIER"
2004 INFINITI G35
COUPE, SUNROOF.
SPORTY] $20,990.
941-639-7300
www.genegormans.com

7175 JAGUAR
2000 S series, 75K mi.
Exc. cond. $14,200.
(941)-575-0342
7180 MAZDA
2005 MAZDA TRIBUTE
(BLACK) 4DR
4CYL,65K MI, $8800.
941-375-8121
7190 MERCEDES
1990 Benz, 300SL, Rare 5 Sp
Stick, 56kmi, Loaded & extras,
$19,000 (941)-473-3563
7195 MITSUBISHI
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse,
97K mi., 42 mpg, a/c
$5,500, (941)-766-0202
7200 NISSAN
2000 Maxima, runs like
new, cold A/C, $5500.
obo. (941)-421-8454
ADVERTISE
In
The Classifieds!

7205 SPORTS CARS
1990 Benz, 300SL, Rare 5 Sp
Stick, 56kmi, Loaded & extras,
$19,000 (941)-473-3563


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7205 SPORTS CARS


7260 AUTOS WANTED


GENE GORKAN MAXIMUM

"PREMIER TAX WRITE
2005 MAZDA RX8, H T! XOFFT
INDY PADDLE SHIFT! OFF!
SPORTY! $15,990.
GQl1U2 3U-Unn


941-639-7300UU
www.genegormans.com

7210 TOYOTA

1996 Le Toyota 121K mi,
Exc cond, auto, air $2300.
941-626-3829
2005 Highlander V6, 32k,
new tires,
under warr. good cond.,
dealer serviced, $17,799
(941)-625-1682
2006 TOYOTA COROLLA
Exc. Cond! 27k mi.
$13,500. 941-575-6217

7250 ANTIQUES/
COLLECTIBLES

1967 Pontiac GTO clone,
389 V-8, Auto, $3500/
obo. (941)-815-7551


DONATE
YOUR
RESELLABLE
VEHICLE
(BOATS W/TRAILER
& RV'S ALSO)
TO
CHARLOTTE
COUNTY HABITAT
FOR HUMANITY
We pay the tow if it won't
go!
John (J.D.) Duplice
941-206-2606

PROCEEDS HELP QUAL-
IFIED FAMILIES
ACHIEVE
HOME OWNERSHIP!


1972 VW Super Beetle
good cond, $3200.00 Classified = Sales |
obo. (941) 456-1296.
1977 Corvette, Black, T-
Top, 4sp. 57k mi. $12K
obo. (941)-743-2328
1984 Chevy El Camino,
Must see, nice,
new tires, $8,250 obo.
PG 941-624-6668
1984 Dodge 600, beauti-
ful convertible, garage
kept, all power, options,
orig owner, 98k miles
$1100. Sold in 1 DAY!!!
1984 EL DORADO convrt.
asking $2200. call 941-
255-9141
1987 Toyota Supra Turbo,
kaminari package, mint
cond., 41k mi. $12K
(941)-575-0790


7260 AUTOS WANTED
M.S.B. RECYCLING
$300 for any car
with title!
941-575-4008
CASH FOR JUNK
VEHICLES
Paying Top Dollar Always
Fair & Honest
Ron at (941) 661-7799
WANTED: JUNK CARS,
RUNNING OR NOT
$200.00 & UP!
FAST, FREE, SERVICE!
(941)-276-8826
S ET RESULTS
USE CLASSIFIED!
ABSOLUTELY ALL
CARS & TRUCKS
TOP $$ PAID
(941)-627-3363



Top Dollars Paid
for Cars, trucks,
vans, any cond.
(941)-650-5785
Junk & Abandoned
VEHICLES REMOVED"!!
COULD BE WORTH $$$$
697-7222 OR 475-9007


7260 AUTOS WANTED

CASH
FOR YOUR CAR
OR TRUCK
ANY YEAR OR MAKE
(941) 966-7111
AUTO CITY
$$ TOP CASH $$
FOR CARS & TRUCKS.
DEAD OR ALIVE. 485-
7515

ALL JUNK
VEHICLES WANTED
$300 $5,000
Free pick up.
941-623-5118
ADVER I ISE Wl I H I HE
SUN CLASSIFIED
CASH FOR
YOUR CAR
941-286-4599
*JUNK CARS WANTED*
Running or Not. Fast Ser-
vice. Fair $ paid 941-286-
3122, 941-623-5550
$400 CASH +UP
for old Toyota Honda
Nissan Kia Hyundai
Frank 276-0204


7270 AUTO PARTS/
ACCESSORIES

17" Black & Silver
custom rims w/ lugnuts &
locks. Fits Toyota
or Honda. $300. Firm
(941)-815-6329



4 Chrome Rims for Chevy
S-10, good condition
$50/all 941-475-2121
Accessories for '03 Mustang
Conv: factory tonneau $125
LeBra bra $65
or both for $150. firm, cash
only 941460-1852
Custom wheels 20"
chrome, 5 lug, $350 obo
(941)-627-2743
Ford 1992 alum wheels 4
15x6.5x.35 tires
P205/75R15 $300.
(941)-460-0355
Like New (4) Micky Thompson,
MTZ on Incubus Chrome
Rims, 38"TruckTires, Best offer
941-815-3635
TIRES (2) 185x65x15,
excellent condition
$45/pair 941-270-1073


7270 AUTO PARTS/ 7290 VANS
ACCESSORIES


Topper for small Dodge
'02 truck, good cond.
$200, (941)-629-8810
Track RAC, D-RAC Pro,
w/Toolbox mount, for a full
size Pickup, This is one of the
best racks available today
$295. 941497-7951

7290 VANS
1993 Ford E150 van, AC,
new motor, runs great,
$1500. (941)-639-3253
NEED A JOB?
CHECK THE
CLASSIFIED!
1994 FORD HI-TOP Con-
version van, 2 a/c's, 79K
miles, exc. cond. new
tires. $4195 obo. 941-
575-8525
1995 Chevy Conversion
Van, 350 engine, 20+
mpg, good mechanical
condition, tow package,
high miles, $2,500 obo,
(941)-624-0581
1999 PONTIAC Montana,
nice,cold air, $1950/obo
(941)626-1055 623-7401


1999 Dodge B3500 ram
van, 104395K 318-8cyl
excellent mech. cond.
used for light cargo.
$4,000.
941-889-7870 Bet. 8 AM
and 6 PM only
2000 Dodge Ram 1500
Cony. Van, 4 Bucket seats,
5.2 liter V8, 112kmi, Orig
ownr,$3850(941)662-0916
2000 DODGE RAM 1500
Van Mark III Conversion,
loaded, 76K mi. auto, A/C,
stereo, V-6. $3000. (941)-
255-0097 DIr.
2001 Chrysler Town &
Country Limited, equipped
with lift for electric wheel-
chair in cargo space. Good
cond. $10,000.(941)-625-
9837
2002 Dodge Grd Caravan
Sport, Rear AC, Loaded.
White, 6 cyl, Runs new.
$6,595. 575-7843 dlr
2006 HONDA ODYSSEY
Loaded, 21k mi. $23,500.
941-575-6217


7290 VANS


GENE

GORMAN'S
2005 FORD FREESTAR,
LOW MI! ALL POWER!
SPOTLESS! $9,790.
625-2141, Pt. Char.
www.genegormans.com
2007 Chrysler Town & Coun-
try LX, Wheelchair van, 10"
lowered floor, 20,000
miles. (727) 644-4668
97 Voyager grt condition
89,000 mls $2950/obo
cold air 941-769-0270

7300 TRUCKS/
PICK-UPS

1992 F150, runs great,
$500. ***SOLD!***
1992 Ford F-150, Long
bed, tool box, great work
truck. $1,500, (941)-769-
5982
1993 FORD RANGER must
sale, work truck w/utility
box. $700. firm
runs good. (941)-662-
7209


7252 BUDGET BUYS

1989 Dodge Dynasty. 4dr,
V6, A-T, A/C, Nice car.
$1150. 941-916-9173 or
268-7365
1989 MAZDA 323 4CYL
5SPD, 90K miles,
runs/drives exc.
$995/obo 941-315-
1279
1992 Jeep Cherokee runs
ood, fair shape, 4WD
1200. 941-286-0226.
1996 Ford Explorer XLT, 4
Dr., auto, 4X4, a/c, nice
SUV $1,400, (941)-255-
0097 DIr.
1996 Grand Marquise Hi
miles but impecable cared
for. Garage kept Ex cond.
Must see $2250 (941)-
830-8214
1998 Dodge Caravan, 5
Door, auto, a/c, stereo,
V6, nice van $1,400 (941)-
255-0097 DIr.
1998 Suzuki Swift
35mpg, cold AC, new
tires, Radiator, brakes,
paint. VG cond. $2250
(941)-830-8214

GOOD CARS
AT
REDUCED
PRICES
ALL VEHICLES
THOROUGHLY SAFETY
CHECKED &
RECONDITIONED

PROCEEDS HELP
QUALIFIED FAMILIES
ACHIEVE
HOME OWNERSHIP!
1993 Subaru Legacy,
4dr., 4 cyl, auto, A/C,
AM/FM, pretty car, sun-
roof. 166k mi. $2295.
2001 Toyota Corolla LE
4dr., 4yl, 5spd, great mpg,
runs great, as is. 130k mi.
$3295.
1997 Chrysler Sebring
JXi, convrt., V6, auto, Ithr,
PW/PL, sharp, great fun in
the sun. 117k mi $3295.
1995 Chrysler Cirrus
XL. 4cyl, auto, A/C, nicely
equip. 58k mi., very clean,
great buy. 58k mi. $3995.
1996 Mercury Grand
Marquis LS, Cabriolet
roof, Ithr, all options, and
only 50k mi. a bargain at
$3995
1998 Chevy Blazer LT,
very clean and well equip.
incl., Ithr, PS, pwr sunroof.
160k. $5695.
1999 Ford Explorer XLT
4 Dr., 132K i-owner miles,
4X4, loaded, mint cond.
123k mi. $5995
2001 Mazda Tribute ES
SUV, 4WD, loaded, new
tires, MUST SEE! 70k mi.
$7995.
2001 VW Jetta GLX VR6
4dr., beautiful cond.
loaded, incl. moonroof,
96k 1 own. mi. $7995.
1996 Searay Searayder
jet boat, sporty fun boat
with trailer, needs a little
TLC. Buy your fun for
$2495.

PLUS TAX, TAG,
TITLE & $75
RECORDING FEE


CHARLOTTE
COUNTY
HABITAT FOR
HUMANITY
1354 SR 776, Murdock
1 BIk. W. of Sam's Club
John (J.D.) Duplice
941-206-2606


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Starting at $2,490
89 LeBaron



4 Mini Vans Available
Starting at $3,990
99 Dodge Caravan


3 SUVs
Starting at $3,990
S96 Ford Explorer
ddie Baue


% -ALEANA
C USED CARS


7300 TRUCKS/
PICK-UPS
1995 F450 Super duty, Stake
Bed, Tommy Lift gate, 12.5 long x
3 wide, Tool Box, Gas Eng, 5spd,
117kmi, New Tires, 1 owner,
$2450 (941)-204-0451
1995 Ford F250 XLT pkg.
5.8L, HD, long bed, cap &
bedliner, 122K. $3800.
(941) 456-5690
1996 CHEVY 3500 DUL-
LEY DUMP TRUCK 5.71, V8
Automatic, Cold ac, 96k
actual miles, Nice cond.
$4250/obo
[941)-737-4847
1996 FORD F150, 4x4,
351, tow pkg., 112k mi.,
$3750. (941)-625-3165
1997 Ford F350 107K AT
7.3 Diesel, Duals, Crew,
4lum wheels. Nerf, Trailer
Pkg, Sprayed Liner, Loan
Value $9700/obo
(941)-740-1528
1997 NISSAN XE, 5-spd,
87K, runs & looks good
$2800 (941)-246-8314
1997 Silverado Ext Cab,
L/B, Loaded, V8, Duals,
Auto, A/C, 115K, Looks
Seat $2550. 204-3069
1998 Chevy S-10,
extended cab,
auto, cold a/c,
22mpg, 32k original
miles. $6,500
(941)-628-8570.
1998 Dodge Ram 1500,
white, Quad cab, 5.9, 4x4,
low mi., loaded, exc. cond
w/cap. Garaged. $6300.
:941)-391-0777


7300 TRUCKS/
PICK-UPS
1998 Ford F-150 Ext Cab
4.6 126,000 Miles Excel-
lent Condition $5500 810-
6254803
1999 CHEVY P/U, 4x4,
1500 V8, Contractor's
Cap, 140k, $5,000. obo
(941)-575-0766
200 Toyota Tacoma, 4 cyl,
5 spd., Rg. cab, AC,
HATES GAS! E-Z Finan.
$7,395. 575-7843 dlr
2000 Dodge SLT 1500
Quad Cab, 5.9 V8, full
power, bed liner, tool box,
runs great, $6,000, (941)-
916-1317
2000 Ford Ranger XLT
Met. Beige Ext. cab. All
power, painted Tonneau
cover, Rhino liner, cold AC,
chrome wheels, clean &
nice!! $6,370/obo. (941)-
266-2100
2001 Dodge 1500 SLT
V8, long bed, ext cab,
topper. EX Cond 78K mi
$6950 (941)-697-3556
2001 Ford F150 Ext. Cab.
Long Bed New Brakes,
Rotors, Tires. Black, No
dents Great condition.
941-661-4275 $8,500.
2001 Ford F250 XLT, 4X4,
Off Road, Triton V8, Tow
Pkg, Well Maintained, Exc
Cond, 85kmi, $16,000
(941)-828-0347
2001 TOYOTA TACOMA 4
dr. Pre Runner TRD, 6 cyl.
Auto. 115k mi. Nice cond!
$8,200. (941)-268-8420


7300 TRUCKS/
PICK-UPS
2002 FORD F-150 Lariat 4
door, TV/DVD, 84K mi.
$9500. 941-769-2111.
2002 GMC SLE 1500 LB
5.3 V8, bedliner, tow pkg,
topper, burg. Good Tires
80K mi. VG Cond. $8500
(941)-697-6234
2002 SPORT TRAC Red
w grey int. Loaded w/
all opt's. 99k, New tires,
Will take trade ('98 or
older) in $9500 941-
266-2813

GENE
GORMAN'S
2003 DODGE RAM
1500 QUAD CAB, 4X4.
TOUGH! $14,990.
625-2141, Pt. Char.
www.genegormans.com
2003 DODGE RAM 1500,
4D, burgundy/grey, 48K,
$11,500 (941)-223-4104
2003 F250 XLT Crewcab
29 K Mi., Clean & Loaded
$18,000 941-6244213
2003 Ford Ranger Edge,
Dr., loaded, 49K, C-clean-
Rescue Tech Value Price
$10,700 941-833-2200
2004 Dodge 1500 SLT
Reg. Cab, 29K miles.
Loaded. Tonneau top. 20"
wheels. 1st $9500 takes
it. (941)-575-0548
2005 Ford F150 Triton,
air, auto, bedliner, toolbox
Ex Cond $12,900 obo
941-743-6388


7300 TRUCKS/
PICK-UPS
2005 Dodge 1500, 8'
box, auto, a/c, only 19K
mi., NADA Avg. Retail
$14,900. Rescue Tech
Value Price $10,500,
(941)-833-2200

GENE


GENE GOHMAN
"PREMIER"
2007 CHEVY COL-
ORADO CREW CAB,
ONLY 16K MI! $16,990.
941-639-7300
www.genegormans.com
2007 DODGE RAM SLT,
4x4, Thunder Road, multi
Disp. Hemi, 15K mi.
Loaded. Like new.
$19,400. 941-661-7262


7305 SPORT UTILITY/
VEHICLES
'95' HONDA PASSPORT
4X4, SUV V6 4.2 liter FOR-
SALE!! Dark Gray, cold
A/C. SHARP TRUCK! RUNS
GREAT! $1,350 O.B.O
***SOLD!**
( NEED A JOB?
CHECK THELASSIFIEDS
CLASSIFIED!


2002 Dodge Durango 35K
mi, V8, new tires, $7500
(941)-423-7771

GENE
GORMAN'S
2003 CHEVY TRAIL-
BLAZER LT, EXT.,
3RD ROW. LOW MI!
$13,290.
625-2141, Pt. Char.
www.genegormans.com


7305 SPORT UTILITY/
VEHICLES
2003 Mercury Moun-
taineer, silver, 85K,
Leather, $7,800. 2003
Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-
7, blue, 109K, $6,800.
(941)-286-2765
SClassified: Sales I

GENEGOEMN
"PREMIER"
2004 ACURA MDX,
LTHR, SUNROOF, NAVI.
GORGEOUS! $20,990.
941-639-7300
www.genegormans.com
2004 Chevy Blazer, 4 Dr.,
loaded, 45K mi., X-Nice
Rescue Tech Value Price
$9,600 941-833-2200

GENEGOMEM
"PREMIER"
2004 FORD EXPLORER
SPORT TRACK, 4X4,
SUNROOF! $14,990.
941-639-7300
www.genegormans.com

GENEGOME
"PREMIER"
2004 LINCOLN NAVIGA-
TOR, LEATHER, RED!
SWEET! $18,990
941-639-7300
www.genegormans.com
2005 Chevy Trailblazer
Dark Green Low mi.
12,500K, sell $15,500
941-276-4488


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Johnson, TT, DF, LW, Gal
GENE GORAN Trailer. Must see!
GENEGORMN $3450/obo
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18, Pontoon, Cute,
7310 4 X 4'S 40HP. $2500. (941)-
623-2100
1972 Hunting Buggy, 44"
tires, 350 V8, 205 XFR 1990 DONZI 250 GT.
Case, extra heavy w/trailer, $8,866 941-
bumpers, $1500 (941)- 575-6867/639-2815.
613-1035 1997 24.52' Bayliner Ex
1999 Jeep Cherokee Cond, Mercruiser, 5.7 I/B
Sport, 6 cyl, 4X4, 1 owner Full galley, never used,
exc. cond. $3,800 new GPS & fish finder
SSOLD w/alum trailer, lift kept,
very clean, cost $49,000
sell for $13,995. 941-875-
GENE 4677
GOAB iAlI 20' 1976 ROBALO CC '95
0UJflM L i 150 Johnson,trailer, clean
2001 CHEVY BLAZER $3950. 941-815-2909.
LS, 4X4, 62K MI! 20' BAYLINER, 1993,
EXTRA CLEAN! $9,290. cuddy, 175hp Merc o/b,
625-2141, Pt. Char. 05' tandem trailer
www.genegormans.com w/brakes, $8500/obo
(941)-423-9612 or 626-
2002 TOYOTA 4-runner 4675
SR5, 54K, exc cond
$12,600 (941)-473-8223 CASH
Dodge Ram 1500 SLT: TODAY
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100k miles, & Jet Skis
Fully Loaded, (941)-268-7516
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Condition! 20' CC BOAT, Alum. TrI.
$8800/OB0 150HP Yamaha. Needs
941-391-1333 some work. $800.
**SOLD IN 1 DAY!**
7320 AVIATION 20' CRAB BOAT NEW
PAINT Needs engine. $900
WANTED: Partner(s) (941)-623-2100
In LSA Plane
(239)-731-5524 20' Key West Cent Cons,
navalairestates.com 90hp, w/Bimani & Trlr
$4500obo (941)8280083
7330 BOATS-POWERED 21' 1987 Sea Ray with
trailer. Full cabin. Inboard-
$$ CASH PAID $$ outboard. Asking
For Your Boat or $2500.00. 426-9478.
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new tires, brakes & bunks,
10' PELICAN Fiberglass exc. $13,500, (941)-286-
Boat & TrI. w/ 2003 5HP 3238
Mercury Longshaft Motor.
Like New Cond! $1,600. NEED CASH?
***SOLD*** Have A Garage
10' Pram, 3 h.p. Gamefish- Sale!
er air cooled motor, $350, 24' Alum Pontoon Boat,
(941)-661-8444 Needs work, New trlr, 2003
12' Alum, lOhp johnson 60hp Yamaha-Exc Cond,
Front Mount Troll motor, $4500obo (941)497-2881
Built In Cooler & live well 24' SOUTH SEAS CC 225
w/pump, Must see! $1500 Evinrude '05, loaded, trail-
(941)-423-7942 er $6800 941-815-2909.


7330 BOATS-POWERED
25'6", 1997 Cobia 240
WAC, T- top, 250 Yamaha
2 stroke, low hrs, lift kept,
$16,500/obo. (941)-661-
6912

10' to 40'
SELL YOUR
BOAT TODAY!
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OR TRADE
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(239) 694-4626

7332 PERSONAL
WATER VEHICLES
1993 SeeDoo Wave Run-
ner w/ trlr. Blown engine.
$300. (941)-815-6329
1994 SEEDOO with
Trailer. Runs Good!
$1500. (941)-320-0478
2002 Sea Do GTX Ltd, 2003
Kawasaki STX12F, 4 Stoke, 3
Strs, low hrs, ext warr, runs
exc, dbl trIr, $8900 obo
(941)650-2915

7333 MISC. BOATS
2000 CARIBE 8' Dinghy,
Manual Lift & Cradle.
$1,750. (941)-637-7855
8'6" BOAT US RIB w/5 HP
Nissan. Good Cond!
$1,200. (941)-505-7400
SUNFISH $900, 10' JON
BOAT $400 941-639-2226

7334 OUTBOARD/
MARINE ENGINES
1999 90HP EVINRUDE 20"
SS PROP, CONTROLS
RUNS GREAT HAS VERY
LOW HOURS $3900 OBO
941-815-2104
8HP YAMAHA, 8HP
MARINER ,15HP EVIN-
RUDE, 30 HP SUZUKI
$500-675 .
941-815-2104
Mercury Mariner 9.9hp
motor, runs great $500.
941- 235-0897

7336 BOAT STORAGE/
DOCKING
DEEP WATER BOAT
SLIPS Englewood 25-60'
$9FT/MO.
941-270-1449
PC- Slip with 10,000 Ib
lift. Sailboat access. $150.
mo 561-222-3812
PGI DOCK for 30' or less
boat, 30 seconds to Har-
bor newly dredged $200
mo. (941)-639-4606


7336 BOAT STORAGE/
DOCKING

Sailboat/Powerboat Slips.
$175-$200/mo Beach
Road Watersports. 941-
475-9099
WANTED TO RENT,
20,000 LB BOAT LIFT.
941-637-7873.

7338 MARINE SUPPLY
& EQUIP.

320 qrt SSI Cooler, $425.
Cannon 10OHS Uni Troll
Downriggers $200 each.
(941)-526-7108

7339 CANOES/KAYAKS

17' Wilderness System
Sealutions II w/ rudder &
skirt. Good Condition!
$650. (763)-443-4056
Hobie Cats & Adventure
Island Sailing Kayaks. In
stock & available now.
Gulf Island Sails
(941)-639-2320
Huge Selection New &
Used Kayaks Starting
at $299. Economy
Tackle 941-922-9671
KAYAKS & CANOES
SALES, RENTAL,
EQUIP. LARGEST
SELECTION IN
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
ESTERO RIVER
(239) 992-4050

7341 TRAILER
& ACCESSORIES

14' West Coast Enclosed
Trailer $3500 obo
(941)-876-3618
15'-17' Galvanized boat
trailer. New 2007. Never
Used. 12" Wheels. Ideal
for Skiff. $699
941497-7951
2 Van Captain's Chairs,
Gray, Exc. Cond! 1st
$250. (941)-627-0227
8 lug 16" White rims (2)
New $40 each.,RBW 15K
5th Wheel Hitch $100
(941)-474-2490
ALL NEW BOAT TRLS.
in Punta Gorda.
Continental & First Load.
Competitive Pricing
17marinellc.com
CARGO MATE enclosed
trailer 7'x12' side door,
ramp, $2400. 661-6023
Enclosed Trailer 5'x8'x6'
Haulmark 2007 new cond.
Cost $1830. sell $1250.
Englwd 941-474-8947


7341 TRAILER
& ACCESSORIES
FAST LOAD Alum. Float
On, 5200 Ibs. up to 22',
new springs, hubs, tires,
lights, $1450.
941-828-3647
Flat Bed Trailer 20X8, Tan-
dem Axe, Good tires,
$500 (863)494-4466
Goodyear tires (4)
614RST, LT23585R16,
load range G, 20K mi
$100 (941)474-2490
HORSE TRAILERS
For Sale, American spirit,
from bumper pull to
living quarters. Supreme
Trailers & Service.
(941)-628-4112
NEW BOAT TRAILERS AT
Dealer Cost. Credit Cards
Accepted. WEST COAST
TRAILER (941)698-9902
TRAILER SALES,
RENTALS, REPAIRS.
Trailer Hitches &
Wiring. Two-Morrow's
Trailer Sales.
941-460-9700
Utility or Car Trailer, Open,
6'6"x16'6", Ramp, New
Tires,Dual Axle New Treat-
ed Floor, $900
941-474-7696
WANTED: Car tow dolly,
good shape. (941)-505-
4064

7360 CYCLES/MOPEDS/
SCOOTERS
'06 DR/Z400S on/off
road, exc. cond. Less than
1K mi. Extras. $4,750.
(941)-625-9508
1973 Sportster 1000 cc
7700 mi, cust paint BEST
OFFER 743-2749
1982 Yamaha Virago,
750cc, Runs & Rides Good,
Many New parts, Must Sell.
$700 (941)-286-7154
1987 Harley Bagger. Evo
Stroker, 5 spd. extras,
sharp, $7,000 obo 941-
426-6941
1989 Honda Shadow,
600VLX, 9kmi, New Wind-
shield, Tires, Paint, Great
Shape, Like New, $2500 obo
(941)475-6128
1993 Goldwing 1500,
52K, Aspencade, exc.
cond. w/Corbin seat, air
horns, footboards, lug-
gage rack, Ring of Fire
lights, fog lights & arm
rests. $6,700.380-5762.
1998 Honda Valkyrie Tour-
er, 1500 cc., 1 owner,
56K, exc. cond. $6,500,
(941)-421-9678


7360 CYCLES/MOPEDS/
SCOOTERS

2001 HONDA XR 50, exc.
cond. $650. obo. 2002
Yamaha PTR 250, $850.
obo. incl. helmets. Call
941-769-6515.
2001 Yamaha Virago
250cc, perfect cond.,
3,700 mi. $1,699 obo
(941)-916-9473
2003 HONDA 750 Shadow
Spirit, 14k mi., extras.
$4,500. (941)-627-8851
2004 Harley Davidson Soft
Tail Heritage Classic,
12,800mi Fully loaded.
$13,000 obo (863)-494-
6301
2004 SUZUKI GSX 600
LOW MI'S, Well maint,
$5000 941-276-9337
2006 Baccio 150 scoot-
ter, yellow 1400 mi., exc.
cond. $1,450,
****SOLD******
2006 HD Soft Tail Heritage
18Kmi, fully loaded, new
tires, all tuned up w/oil
change. Very Clean
$13,995. 941-8754677
2006 Zeus 150cc scooter,
NEW, red & silver, $1,300,
(941)-639-4361
2007 Harley FLHTCU,
7,500 mi. Blue & better
than new. Extra chrome.
Rhinehart Pipes. Incl. 2
headsets. MUST SELL.
$17,500. 941-391-0777
Triumph Parts
Buy** Sell** Trade
(941)-234-7743

7365 ATV

2004 YAMAHA Raptor 50,
exc. cond. $850. 2004
Baja 150, exc. $750.
2007 Big Bear 250. brand
new, $3800. incl. helmets.
941-769-6515
2005 HONDA 350 Ranch-
er, runs great $2,000/
obo (941)-706-6445


7365 ATV

2005 KAWASAKI 750
Brute Force, Low hrs.
$5,500. (941)-628-5846
2006 KAWASKI KFX400,
$2700 MUST SELL. (941)-
8154513

7370 CAMPERS/
TRAVEL TRAILERS

WANTED
Motorhomes & Campers
We'll sell it!
FREE
Skip Eppers RV's
639-6969 Punta Gorda
1999 SunnyBrook 33', 2
slideouts, big queen bed,
Exc Cond, $15,000obo
(941)-698-1813
2002 Innsbruck 30' Travel
Trailer, exc. cond. 14' slide
out, sleeps 6, No
pets/smokers.$11,000/
obo. PC (810)-813-6342
2005 BUNKHOUSE 32'
Nice! Queen Bedroom
$7000/obo 941-6263951
31' 1976 Airstream, good
cond, All Orig
Cold A/C $6K /obo
(941)-716-9632
I Buy Travel Trailers, 5th
Wheels & Park Models.
Pay Cash/Top dollar
Dave, 813-713-3217
SAMPER 26' TT exc. cond.
I/O new tires/brks $4800.
941-625-3165

7380 MOTOR HOMES/
RVs

1998 CHINOOK 21', Good
gas mileage. Self con-
tained. Exc. Cond!
$25,000. 941-625-0164
WANTED
Motorhomes & Campers
We'll sell it!
FREE
Skip Eppers RV's
639-6969 Punta Gorda


7380 MOTOR HOMES/
RVs
1995 DAMON ULTRA
SPORT 34', 35k mi., Jack,
Excellent Cond! $13,500.
941-769-0626
2005 NEWMAR 32' 5th
Wheel & 2005 Chevy Sil-
verado. $15K below book
Asking $45,000; will take
Class A motorhome on
trade. (941)468-8469
28' 1994 Travel Craft
Class C, 31K mi, Beautiful
$12,000 (941)697-9222
PUT CLASSIFIED
TO WORK FOR YOU
Venice, Englewood,
North Port 207-1200
Pt. Charlotte Areas
Call 206-1200

30' DAMON '98 37K, gen,
exc cond in & out $19,995
(941)-697-3556
$$ CASH PAID $$
For Your Motor Home/
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or Price. Will Come To You.
(941)626-9075
Charlotte RV Center
Sales Service Parts
Trades & Financing.
Clean used
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On US 41 at Kings Hwy.
Port Charlotte, 33980.
(941) 883-5555
www.charlottervservice.com
Charlotte RV Center
Great selection of pre-
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US 41 at Kings Hwy., Port
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INSIDE THIS EDITION OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S BOATING & FISHING JOURNAL:


It's all too easy to hurt yourself while
you're trying to have fun fishing, so let's
learn from the mistakes of others.
Page 2


We find ourselves fast approaching the
time of year when prognosticators usually
blow harder than tropical winds.
Page 7


The bass are biting well on area waters.
For those who prefer fish fries to sport,
panfish action is good, too.
Page 12


A weekly section of the Sun, serving readers from Venice to Fort Myers





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No one plans on
going to the
hospital as they
ready their gear for a
fishing trip, but it
occasionally happens.
Over a few malted
beverages the other
evening, a few friends
and I began a game of
one-upmanship the
subject: Fishing wounds.
As the evening wore on
we embellished our tales
in an attempt to gross
each other out, and I
think we eventually
succeeded.
It all stated innocuous-
ly enough; I related an
incident in the Keys
when I stuck 3/0 tarpon
fly smack dab in the
center of my back,
between my shoulder
blades a spot that was
unreachable. I cut the
leader, retied another
and continued fishing
because tarpon where
still streaming by. After a
while I poled over to a
nearby boat and asked
for assistance removing
the fly and explained
how to remove it. The
charter captain paled


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and emphatically said he
couldn't do that, but his
client was eager to give it
a try. Using the looped-
line technique, he
effectively snatched the
fly from my back, but
the captain nearly
fainted. We all laughed at
this and then the game
was on.
Soon, tales of hooks
stuck into various body
parts flowed like the
amber liquid in the
pitcher in front of us.
Some were hilarious and
others downright scary
- treble hooks to the
face, deeply embedded
hooks that required
surgery and such. The
gross out came as one of
the guys who does


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- or else


double duty as an EMT
related an incident he
was called out to. He
arrived at a marina to
find an angler with a
MirrOlure stuck to his
face and one of the
treble hooks penetrated
his eyeball. His com-
ment: "I nearly puked."
We quickly moved on
to fish bites. We all have
had fingers severely
lacerated by mishan-
dling fish. I wasn't
paying attention as I
retrieved a fly from a
Spanish mackerel once
and noticed copious
amounts of blood after I
released the fish. I
remember remarking
how much the fish bled
before my partner
pointed to the gash in
my fingers that later
required five stitches to
close. Others related
similar injuries with
similar results, but I was
able to top them all.
Years ago while shark
fishing in the Atlantic off
the coast of Long Island,
we caught a small 50-
pound mako shark that
we decided to keep and


steak out. The mistake
we made was to hang it
off a gin pole in the boat
- we thought it dead,
but lashed its head down
as insurance. Many
hours passed and the
shark hung upside down
with its stomach hang-
ing out of its mouth in
90-degree weather. My
friend Richie passed by
the upside down shark
and began screaming.
Somehow the little mako
arched its back and had
a firm hold of one of
Richie's buttocks. Blood
freely ran, Richie danced
wildly and we scurried
around trying to free
him. We eventually did,
patched Richie up as
best we could and
laughingly teased him all
the way to the hospital.
After 120 stitches, Richie
was not amused.
We then moved on to
big fish and broken
bones. One of the guys
told us how a tarpon
broke his nose as it
thrashed at the boat
while he held the leader.
Another told of a large
green cobia brought


Redfish Survivor Series tests the best in Punta Gorda


Classic Tournaments,
Inc. of Punta Gorda has
announced that the
Redfish Survivor Series
will take place June 19 -
21 in Punta Gorda. The
Redfish Survivor is a
high stakes, limited
entry, four round, single
elimination redfish
tournament that match-
es teams head-to-head
in four rounds of
competition. Each team
is randomly paired
against another in a one-
on-one battle for two
redfish. Each round,


only the i ---und pits the
winners final seven
advance teams
to the m against
next L-3 L-' UJ each
round and other for
the losers o one last
are eliminal- UrJ day of
ed. Pairings are competition. The
redrawn after each final day winnings boast
round. Winning the an additional $46,500 in
second round will prize money including
ensure teams a $1,000 $35,000 in total prize
check, while all third money for the overall
round winners will take winner. Over $70,000 in
home an additional total prize money will be
$1,500 in prize money, awarded during the
The championship four-day event. For 2008,


the field will be limited
to 50 teams on a first-
come basis.
Fishermen's Village
will host the 2008
tournament with the
head-to-head weigh-in
to be held live on the
mall's center court stage


each day at 3 p.m. All
weigh-in festivities are
open to the public.
Redfish Survivor Series
information is available
at www.redfishsurvivor.
com or by contacting
tournament headquar-
ters at 941-637-5953.


Osv T I Co-
WATERLINE PHOTO BY MOLLY DEMPSEY

Cole Wilson, 8, holds up his catch for a picture after
catching the fish off the pier beside the Tom Adams
Bridge Thursday.


Be careful out there


Page 2


into his boat its wild
thrashing broke his arm.
But the topper was
when a tarpon's first
jump landed in a nearby
skiff in the Keys. One of
the guys witnessed the
event, he said, "I
watched the fish cart-
wheel into the boat and
heard a sickening
"snap" and the fish
flipped back out into
the water. The snap was
a leg shattering. I can
still hear the sound."
As we amassed a
collection of pitchers on
the table, our stories got
gorier. Tales of fingers
neatly sliced off while
handling big game
leaders and wild super
fish and anglers being
yanked from boats while
strapped into harnesses
and nearly drowning.
You get the idea the
evening deteriorated
into wild yarns.
But the fact remains
that accidents do happen
when fishing. Most of the
time they are minor but
they can be grisly and life
threatening, so be careful
out there.


May 8, 2008


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rwalinchus@
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Oh no, not another hurricane season


May has only
just arrived
but the media
clowns are already
preparing for their six-
month long celebra-
tion of "hurricane
season." Case in point:
I will bet that the
name of your local TV
weather report has
recently changed to
"The Hurricane
Tracking Center." Each
night the meteorolo-
gist (an astrologist
who uses tooth
whitener) spends 10
minutes describing a
satellite picture of the
Atlantic Ocean with a
close up of the coast
of Africa.
He (or she) carefully
marks off the areas
that could become
tropical depressions,
that could become
tropical storms, that
could become hurri-
canes three weeks
from now, or maybe
not. Oh and one more
thing, they won't affect
the USA, Florida or the
Sun Coast. Then, the
weather prediction for
my area flashes on the
screen, but only for a
microsecond.
Wonderful! I now
know it will be safe for


me to go boating off
the coast of Nigeria,
but what about here
at home? Don't these
wind-watchers under-
stand that weather is
above all a local
event? A storm system
(excuse me "a possible
developing storm
system") in Siberia
will not affect what I
wear fishing tomor-
row. It is totally and
completely irrelevant
to your viewers.
The weather person's
counterparts in the
newsroom are busy
filming advice seg-
ments about how to
prepare for a hurri-
cane. They will run
these episodes five
nights a week for six
months because is
easier (and cheaper)
than gathering news
stories that are actual-


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ly important to Gulf
Coast residents. They
will squeeze these
advice pieces in next
to urgent news stories
about Britney's
bloomers
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where the flawed
concept of hurricane
"prediction" really
comes from. After all,
nature thrives on
being unpredictable.
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named Dr. Gray in the
Bahamas who is
considered an expert
in the field of future
cyclonic activity. Each
year, I guess he
consults his voodoo
dolls and smokes
some juju weed.
Inhale and report
your findings doctor,
"Hey mon, the big


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next week." Exhale.
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said (and I quote) that
"knowing more about
hurricanes will help us
predict them earlier."
But that was before
last year when they
over-predicted by a
thousand percent!
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has officially
announced that they
will stop predicting
the number of hurri-
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fame three years ago.
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was going to miss us
and hit Tampa. It's
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2008: Year of the cobia?


Sometimes fishing
is great and
sometimes "You
should have been here
yesterday" stories
abound. Angling
success goes in cycles
as the populations of
various species rise and
fall. Sometimes the
fluctuations in the
numbers of fish are in
response to natural
events such as red tides
or cold weather, either
of which can kill large
numbers of animals.
Sometimes fish fluctu-
ations are in response
to human affairs that
can either be immedi-
ate, as in a chemical
spill or some other
disaster, or more long
term like over harvest
of a particular fish, and
sometimes fish num-
bers go way up or way
down for reasons we
never understand. A
perfect example of this
last scenario is playing
out right now in the
waters of southwest
Florida where anglers
are finding more cobia
than have been seen in
a number of years. And
while we may not
understand why this is
a strong cobia year, no
one is complaining
about the unexplained
abundance of these
popular fish.
There is often a
springtime showing of
cobia in Charlotte
Harbor. It's not unusual
for the grassflats to
hold fairly good num-
bers of cruising cobia
in March and April.
These flats cobia are
sometimes accidentally
hooked by trout
anglers who are often
overmatched on their
light trout tackle when
a strong cobia in the


10- to 20-pound range
inhales a shrimp and
heads for the horizon.
There is also normally
a winter/early spring
offshore cobia run that
sees pods of larger fish
migrating northward
just off the beaches,
and some of these fish
seem to peel off from
the herd and enter
Charlotte Harbor
where tarpon and
shark anglers some-
times encounter fish in
the 15- to 40-pound
range through the
course of the summer.
For some reason
there have been cobia
everywhere this year
and they've been in the
area for quite some
time. Schools of cobia
have taken up resi-
dence over many of the
offshore wrecks and
artificial reefs where
anglers have reported
seeing dozens of fish at
a time, including some
large specimens. Last
week, we had an
estimated 80-pounder
at boat side on an
offshore trip before it
escaped to become a
"big one that got away"
story. Inshore anglers


are finding cobia on caught in Australia, but
the flats, and several don't think you have to
have been caught in go overseas to find a
recent weeks by anglers big boy there was a
fishing right along the
mangroves where the
big, brown fish have
been cruising like Subscribe
redfish. Others have
been taken in the rno lro 1-1'1


deeper waters of the
Harbor by tarpon and
shark anglers. It seems
as if about half the
cobia caught in the
Harbor have been
below the 33-inch (fork
length) minimum size
limit and about half
have been over, includ-
ing some fish that have
been way over, running
well up into the 40-
inch-plus sizes.
How long will it last?
No one knows for sure,
just like no one knows
why there are so many
fish this year in the first
place, but we just
might have strong
cobia fishing all sum-
mer. That would be
fine by me, cobia are
strong fighters and
they are good on the
table. Cobia get big,
too. The current world
record is a fish of just
over 135 pounds


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Time to hit the lakes


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This is a team tourna-
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Shell crackers and
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I've heard some anglers
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11' CAPER: Only 451bs, and the Stability for
3251bs, High Volume kayak delivers big Fun and
Performance $624 Call 941-966-5477 SILENT
SPORT OUTFITTER








12' Scrambler XT Angler: Affordable choice for
Fishing. 12' with a bow hatch, and two rod holders,
Only 491bs, $499 Call 941-966-5477 SILENT
SPORT OUTFITTER








13 PROWLER: One of the Most popular Angler
Kayaks on the market. 13' long, only 541bs, Sta-
bility for $4501bs. Asking $779 Call 941-966-
5477 SILENT SPORT OUTFITTER


13' CAYUGA 130: Sea Kayak blends efficiency,
speed and performance that avid paddlers crave
and the stability a novice will appreciate. $884
Call 941-966-5477 SILENT SPORT OUTFIT-
TER


deluxe seats, and back rests, 2 HP Island Hopper Out-
board motor $999.00. BOOMHOWER'S SALES (941)
637-9337 5229 Duncan Road, Punta Gorda, Fl. 33982
Visit: http://www.gheenoes.com


Very Low Hours, New Tilt, Trim, Full Custom Cover, Trailer,
Livewell, Fishing Chair, Depth Finder, Turn Key Fishing
Machine. Reduced $2,995 Call BAYSHORE MARINE
941-627-5777 www.bayshoremarinefl.com


15' 1986 STOTT Craft Bass Boat: Looks New. New Uphol-
stery, New Black Carpet, New Seats, Livewell, New Clear
Coat, 70hp Johnson w/Tilt & Trim. Runs Good. Trailer has
been Rebuilt. Boat, Motor,Trailer REDUCED $3,650 CRYS-
TAL CAY CENTER 941-639-6603 www.crvstalcav.com


14 i iccNuEEIc UE .uu rieity uO Iiiiulyg ruool, sleek, a
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OB motor, MORE. BOOMHOWER SALES (941)637-9337
5229 Hwy 17, Punta Gorda FL. Visit: http://www.ghee-
noes.com


14' 1997 Nautico Cat Hull: 2000 40hp Yamaha, Under 15'6 CLASSIC GHEENOE (WHITE) w/stick steering, 9.8
100hrs, This is a Rare Find, Rides like 18' Boat. Shallow hp 4 stroke Tohatsu, and Jack Plate, and Galv. Trailer
Draft, Stable Ride, Includes Trailer. ASKING $5,990 Call $5, 278.00 ANDY BOOMHOWER SALES (941) 637-9337
BAYSHORE MARINE 941-627-5777 www.bayshore- 5229 Duncan Road, Puntta Gorda, Fl. 33982 OR VISIT


GREEN CAMO IT COMES W\ CARRYING HANDLES, start, tiller driven. Performance trailer is included at $3,995
AND MESH SEATS $525.00 ANDY BOOMHOWER Call Ray Manatee Mobile Marine 866-432-8570
SALES (941) 637-9337 5229 Duncan Road, Puntta
Gorda, Fl. 33982 OR VISIT http://www.gheenoes.com


16' 2000 BAYLINER Capri: 90hp Mercury, Dry Stored
since New, Used Only 8 Times, Great for first time boater
or someone looking for a clean dependable boat. Mak
Offer $6.990 Call BAYSHORE MARINE 941-627-5777
www.bayshoremarinefl.com


seats, and 2 HP Island Hopper Outboard motor $999.
BOOMHOWER'S SALES (941) 637-9337 5229 Duncan
Road, Punta Gorda, Fl. 33982 Visit: http://www.ghee-
noes.com


DECK W/75HP EVINRUDE MOTOR, CONTINENTAL
TRAILER, 1-OWNER ONLY GOOD CONDITION, AND IS
AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION $4,495 CALL RIZA AT
(941) 637-9337 or e-mail gheenoes@suritynet.net








17' 1985 MC Kee Craft Center Console: New Upholstery,
Depth Sounder, VHF, 2 New Batteries, Auto Battery Charger,
90hp Evinrude, Tilt, Trim Runs Good, Single Axle Galvanized
Trailer w/New Tires. Boat, Motor, Trailer $4,295 CRYSTAL
CAY CENTER 941-639-6603 www.crystalcay.com








17' 1988 Center Console: 115hp Yamaha,
2006 Continental Trailer, Runs Great, SS Prop,
Fish Finder, Compass, Baitwell, Bimini, Built In
Cooler, ASKING $2,200 Call 941-255-8630.
dawhittingtonl@comcast.net








17' 1994 Boston Whaler 17 Outrage, Center Console,
Bimini top, Flip cooler seat, Fishfinder, Evinrude 90hp,
includes Trailer, Very good Cond. Only $6,595 Lowe's
Marine Sales 239-642-3439 or 239-775-5639 Email
sales@lmsfl.com Pictures @ www.lmsfl.com


Warranty 8/2009, New flip-back cooler seat, control box,
cables, harness, steering helm & cable. Swim platform
with ladder. Great boat, Best OB available. Trailer included
at $9,995 Call Ray Manatee Mobile Marine 866-432-8570


Hours, Fish Finder, Compass, Livewell, Fish Box,
Excellent Condition & Ready for Fishing. Trailer Ask-
ing $10,900 Call 941-637-7788 STARBOARD
YACHT Email: boats@starboardyachtinc.com


Mercury, New Trolling Motor, 2 Livewells, Nice Trailer,
DepthFinder, Ready for Flats Fishing. BLOWOUT $8,900
Call BAYSHORE MARINE 941-627-5777
www.bayshoremarinefl.com


Hydraulic jack plate, trolling motor, FF, chartplotter.
Great boat in great condition. Owens & sons alum trail-
er with mounted spare included at $15,995. Call Ray at
866-432-8570 to arrange financing and sea trial


90hp Yamaha 4-Stroke, 60hrs, 20 Gallon Built in
Tank, Cooler Seat, Garmin Plotter/Sounder, SS
Bimini, Trailer. Very Nice Rig! Asking $8,500 Call
Steve 941-639-4671 PG


18'2001 Logic Marine 180 Bay, powered by 2003 115hp
Johnson, less than 75hrs, live well, holding tank, trolling
motor, captains chair, GPS, Trailer Asking $12,900. Call
(239)649-7711 GulfCoast Boat &Yacht Sales www.gulf-
coastboatsales.com


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i zuu/ ulastron ui-Ji. powered Dy a volvo
Penta 3.OL 135hp. Asking $18,995 Details
Scotties Canvas & Marine Outfitters, 239-
995-1196 BoatSales@ScottiesCanvas.com
WWW.ScottiesCanvas.com
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18' 8" 2001 Smokecraft Deckboat powered
by a Evinrude E90FPLSSH 90hp. Asking
$8,995 Details Scotties Canvas & Marine
Outfitters, 239-995-1196 BoatSales@Scotti-
esCanvas.com WWW.ScottiesCanvas.com


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20' 1984 Wellcraft V20 CC: 2004 140hp Suzuki 4 Stroke, 17' 1989 MAKO Center Console: Exceptionally
SS Prop, Tons of Garmin Electronics, Color GPS, Lg Clean, Mid 90's Electronics, Bimini, 2005 Aluminum
Livewell, Nice Offshore or Bay Boat. ASKING $9,990 Call Trailer, Turn Key Boat, ONLY $9,990 Financing
BAYSHORE MARINE 941-627-5777 www.bayshore- Avail., Major Credit Cards Accepted Sun Har-
marinefl.com bor LLC 941-698-9100


20' 1989 Shamrock Cuddy Cabin, Ford 302 Inboard,
GPS, Fishfinder, Fish or Cruise, Lift Stored $12,995
Lowe's Marine Sales 239-642-3439 or 239-775-5639
Email sales@lmsfl.com Pictures @ www.lmsfl.com


17' 1997 Sea Hunt Bay/Flats Boat Great for
Running in Shallow Waters, Mercury/Force 125,
Trailer, LOaded with Options. Ready to Fish ONLY
$7,900 Financing Avail., Major Credit Cards
Accepted Sun Harbor LLC 941-698-9100


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zi zuuO bFA VKU: bvzl uooa as new! i-lop,
Yamaha 150 4-stroke, less than lOOhrs. Too many
options to list. Over 50% off Owner motivated ONLY
$19,990 Financing Avail., Major Credit Cards
Accepted Sun Harbor LLC 941-698-9100


vveeKenda rips, I./L uual rrops. iviercruiser bravo
III, Lots More ONLY $29,990 Financing Avail.,
Major Credit Cards Accepted Sun Harbor LLC
941-698-9100


a Yamaha 2001 4Stroke 115hp. Asking hp, 80hrs., Very clean, Includes trailer, $16,995 Lowe's
$14,170 Details Scotties Canvas & Marine Marine Sales 239-642-3439 or 239-775-5639 Email
Outfitters, 239-995-1196 BoatSales@Scotti- sales@lmsfl.com Pictures @ www.Imsfl.com
esCanvas.com WWW.ScottiesCanvas.com


19'1978 Boston Whaler CC: Completely refurbished and 20' 2001 Cobia 214CC: 150hp Yamaha HPDI,
a must see boat. 2004 Yamaha 150, this is the cleanest Electronics, Ladder, Dual Batteries, Full Sun-
engine I have ever seen. Mechanical jack plate, full bow
and side rail. Bimini top. 2004 Magic Tilt trailer included at brella Cover, Livewell, Lift Kept. Asking
IR a QQS Call Ray Manatea Mnhila Marine aRA-&2'9-aR7n $13.500 obo. Call 941.258.6294


4 Stroke, 4 Blade SS Prop, Bimini, Full Cover, GPS, Depth
Finder, Nice Trailer, ASKING $13.990 Call BAYSHORE
MARINE 941-627-5777 www.bayshoremarinefl.com


17' 2000 RENDEZVOUS Deck Boat: Very Low 24' 2005 SEA PRO: Center Console, Boat is like
Hours, Like New, All Covers, Head, Electronics, Brand New, 225hp Yamaha 4-Stroke, Very Very Low
5.OL Mercruiser, Still in break in period, Must See Hours, T-Top, Jackplate, Power Poll, Trolling Motor,
ONLY $19,990 Financing Avail., Major Credit Many Electronics. WAS $39,900 Now ONLY
Cards Accepted Sun Harbor LLC 941-698- $37,900 Financing Avail., Major Credit Cards
9100 Accepted Sun Harbor LLC 941-698-9100








18' 2004 Carolina Skiff: Sea Chaser, Flats Boat, 27' 1989 EXOTIC Center Console: Made for
like brand new, Not 1 Flaw w/Suzuki 4-Stroke Shallow Water, Custom Made, Plenty of Comfortable
115hp, & MinnKota Trolling Motor, Excellent Trailer Seating, Great for Fishing, Skiing, MORE ONLY
& Poling Platform, Boat is Ready for Fishing. ONLY Seating, Great for Fshng, Sking, MORE ONLY
$21,900 Financing Avail., Major Credit Cards $11,900 Financing Avail., Major Credit Cards
Accepted Sun Harbor LLC 941-698-9100 Accepted Sun Harbor LLC 941-698-9100


20' 2003 Bayliner 205 Bowrider powered by 19' 2003 Palm Beach: Brand new vessel has never 21' 1987 DONZI:, 350 Chevy 260hp Mercruiser Mag,
a Mercruiser Alpha One 220hp Asking touch water. The 135 Optiamax mercury has Ohrs. 420hrs, New Exhaust Manifolds & Risers, New Upholstery
includes warranty, Gd bay fisherman boat Also includes a Batteries, Floor, Brand New Red Custom canvas cockpit
$11,995 Details Scotties Canvas & Marine new 2003 roller trailer only $19900. 2 TO CHOOSE Cover, Tandem Axle Trailer (Galvanized Roller type w/New
Outfitters, 239-995-1196 BoatSales@Scotti- FROM!!! Financing Available we accept all major Winch MORE Boat, Motor, Trailer Reduced $9,950 CRYS-
esCanvas.com WWW.ScottiesCanvas.com credit cards SUN HARBOR MARINE 941-698-9100 TAL CAY CENTER 941-639-6603 www.crystalcay.com


19'6" 2003 SEA FOX 196 Bayboat: Tunnel Hull, Shallow 20'2004 Triton Sea Hunt CC: 150hp Yamaha 4- 21' 1996 SEA SWIRL 2100 Dual Console: Great 21' 1989 MAKO 212 WA: 1997 Johnson Ocean Runner
Draft, Fuel Efficient, 135hp Mercury 4 Stroke, Boat used stroke 145hrs, Dry stored, livewell, rod holders, Fishing Boat, 22 Gal. Bait Tank, Bimini, Boat Cover, 225hp, 200hrs, New Water Pump & tstats, Lower Unit Ser-
Front/Rear Stg/seating, washdown system, encl. Electronics, Stereo, ONLY $11,900 Financing
29 Hours, Brand New Condition, New over 28K, STEAL head, garmin 240 w/blue chart. Great for fishing! Avail., Major Credit Cards Accepted Sun Har- viced, SS Prop, Trim Tabs, Dual Batteries w/Switch, Loran,
@ $16,490 Call BAYSHORE MARINE 941-627-5777 Asking $18,900 Offers 941-637-7788 STAR- bor LLC 941-698-9100 VHF Reduced $6,995 What a Buy! Call BAYSHORE
www.bayshoremarinefl.com BOARD YACHT boats@starboardyachtinc.com MARINE 941-627-5777 www.bayshoremarinefl.com


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245hrs, TTop, Nice Electronics, Bow Cushions, Anchor wind- Chart Plotter, Trolling Motor, Bimini, Aluminum
lass, Lift Stored, Runs & Looks Great! ASKING $15,995 Trailer. Asking $27,500. Call 941-391-1592
LOWES MARINE SALES Call 239-642-3439 or 239-775-
o' c-H. -. --,_,_ n ............. ,_,, email: straubeconstruction@yahoo.com


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22' 2005 Sea Hunt 22 Navigator Bay Boat,Yamaha 150 23' 1998 Chaparral 232 Sunesta Deck, Bimini top, Can-
4-stroke ,80hrs,T-Top with Electronics, Trolling Motor, vas Covers, FishFinder, VHF, Stereo, Enclosed Head,
Fish chair, Nice Electronics, Like new, $24,995 Lowe's Clean $13,995 Lowe's Marine Sales 239-642-3439 or
Marine Sales 239-642-3439 or 239-775-5639 Email 239-775-5639 Email sales@lmsfl.com Pictures @
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on alum engine bracket. SS prop. Nice boat in excellent condi-
tion for $4,995. Life jackets, anchor and all equipment includ-
ed. Tandem Galvanized Magic Tilt trailer with mounted spare
Call Ray Manatee Mobile Marine 866-432-8570.


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21' 1997 SEA RAY 215 Express: Clean, Less than 200 22' 1983 1 Ship, Long Shaft, Mercury, Roller
hrs 5.7 Mercruiser 260HP Equipped w/Transom Shower, Furling, Bimini, Many Extra's, New Trailer,
Encl. Head w/Potty, Dual Batteries, Cockpit Cover, Bimini
VHF Bottom Paint. Ready, No Trailer, But we can provide New Bottom paint, $2,100 Call 941-697-
one for you $13,500 Call 941-359-0390 Sara Bay Marina 4675 for Details.


electronics, trailer, full boat cover. Priced to sell at. $29,500 ETEC w/Apx 12 hrs. Factory Warranty VHF, Furuno GPS, DF,
Call (239)649-7711 GulfCoast Boat & Yacht Sales FF, Stove, Porta Potty Galv. Tandem Trailer, Much More. Very
Good Condition ASKING $23,490 Call BAYSHORE MARINE
www.gulfcoastboatsales.com 941-627-5777 www.bayshoremarinefl.com








22' Hurricane 226 Fundeck,3 Fish Chairs, Livewell, Bimi- 23' 2001 Four Winns Horizon Bowrider 230hp
ni Top, Mariner 150hp OB, Seat Covers, Porta Potty, Runs Volvo penta I/O, 277 hrs, Mooring cover, Potty, Bimi-
Sni, Swim platform, boarding ladder, 2-new Batteries
& Looks Great Only $5,995 Lowe's Marine Sales 239- 2006! Excellent shape! Perfect for the whole family.
642-3439 or 239-775-5639 Email sales@lmsfl.com Pic- REDUCED $22,900 Call 941-637-7788 STAR-
tures @ www.lmsfl.com BOARD YACHT boats@starboardyachtinc.com


128hrs, T-Top, Nice Electronics, Anchor, Windlass, the Harbor & Overnight, Sleeps 4, Fully equipped,
SAutopilot, Compass, Depth, VHF, Nylon Sails,
Indoor stored, $18,995 Lowe's Marine Sales 239-642- Alum Deck stepped spar, 2-Self Tailing Winches,
3439 or 239-775-5639 Email sales@lmsfl.com Pictures More Asking $8,900 941-637-7788 STARBOARD
@ www.lmsfl.com YACHT boats@starboardyachtinc.com







21'2006 CAROLINA SKIFF: Sea Chaser 210 Offshore 22' 1998 Angler, 200 HP Mercury & Trailer... Like NEW!
Series, Not a scratch, Very well maint., North Star GPS, T-
Top, Potty, Alum. Trailer, Everything Only 25hrs, 150hp 4 ($11,980.00)Now$10,900.CRYSTALCAYCENTER941-639-
Stroke Yamaha, Full Factory Warranty Reduced $30,000 6603 www.crystalcay.com
BAYSHORE MARINE 941-627-5777
ww.bayshoremarinefl.com


Penta SX-A (220HP). Asking $24,995. Details cruiser 5.0, V-berth, Galley, Enclosed Head, GPS, F/F,
Scotties Canvas & Marine Outfitters, 239- Includes trailer, $21,000 Lowe's Marine Sales 239-642-
995-1196 BoatSales@ScottiesCanvas.com 3439 or 239-775-5639 Email sales@lmsfl.com Pictures
WWW.ScottiesCanvas.com @ www.lmsfl.com


22' Sea Hunt Triton 220, 200hp HPDI, 300hrs, TTop, full
electronics, live well, fish holding tanks, clean. Competivly
priced at. $23,000 Call (239)649-7711 GulfCoast Boat &
Yacht Sales www.gulfcoastboatsales.com


New Cover, Canvas, Ready for Some Fast Fun. Boat Rides
60mph+, Thru Hull Exhaust. Great Ride & Sound
ASKING $10.990 Call BAYSHORE MARINE 941-627-5777
www.bayshoremarinefl.com







23'1990 Chaparral Sport Cruiser: 1990 260hp Chevy, Good
Condition, 1989 Galvanized Trailer, 2 Tops, FF, Am/Fm Cas-
sette Radio, Cuddy Cabin, Potty, Sink & Bar. Great Family
Boat. Boat, Motor, Trailer Reduced $4,995 CRYSTAL CAY
CENTER 941-639-6603 www.crystalcay.com


cury with SS Prop, 200 Very Low Hrs, Dual Livewells, Wash
Down, FishFinder, DepthFinder, Aluminum Trailer
Reduced $16,900 Call BAYSHORE MARINE
941-627-5777 www.bayshoremarinefl.com


Yamaha 200 hp 4-stroke, 50hrs, Bimini top, VHF, Fish
package, Livewell, Enclosed Head, $28,900 Lowe's
Marine Sales 239-642-3439 or 239-775-5639 Email
sales@lmsfl.com Pictures @ www.lmsfl.com


Boat is like new condition, Ready for the Water Lots of Good-
ies that come with Florida most popular boat. ASKING
$23,900 Call BAYSHORE MARINE 941-627-5777
www.bayshoremarinefl.com


Well, Bimini, 200hp Johnson Ocean Runner, B&S Galvanized
Double Axle Trailer, Custom Mooring Cover, Potty, Very Clean
&Well Taken Care of. REDUCED $13,999.99 CRYSTAL CAY
CENTER 941-639-6603 www.crystalcay.com

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24' 1990 SEA RAY Laguna: Twin 1994 Merc 2.5L 150s,
SS props, boarding ladder, large baitwell, leaning post.
Uniden VHF, SiTex Fishfinder, Head under console. T-top
with speaker lights. 2004 Continental Tandem alum trailer
with mounted spare included at $9,995 Call Ray Manatee
Mobile Marine 866-432-8570


Props, Full Head, Shower, Sink, Power Hatch, Outdrive just
had Service, 232 Hours on Boat, Very Comfortable, Smooth
Ride, Seats 14 $12,900 Retail over 17K Call BAYSHORE
MARINE 941-627-5777 www.bavshoremarinefl.com


Z4 Zuu/ mlastron us zev powerea Dy a
Volvo Penta 5.7L GXI DP 280. Asking
$49,995 Details Scotties Canvas & Marine
Outfitters, 239-995-1196 BoatSales@Scotti-
esCanvas.com WWW.ScottiesCanvas.com


volvo venta a./L Uxi uy Zbu. AsKing
$49,995 Details Scotties Canvas & Marine
Outfitters, 239-995-1196 BoatSales@Scotti-
esCanvas.com WWW.ScottiesCanvas.com


24' 2000 Cobia 256 Coastal Deck, Yamaha 225 hp Out- 24'7" 1999 Century 230WAC: 225hp Yamaha OX66 Fuel Injected
board, Very Spacious, Very Clean, Stereo, Lift stored, Motor, Canvas Cover, Bimini Top, SS Prop, Much More,
$19,995. Lowe's Marine Sales 239-642-3439 or 239-775- Only 50hrs on boat & Motor, Like New Condition for Super Price
5639 Email sales@lmsfl.com Pictures @ ASKING $13.990 Call BAYSHORE MARINE 941-627-5777
www.lmsfl.com www.bayshoremarinefl.com


iUtHL LUUJfJ 'f-OLIIui Idl-llLI CC), Lyi t-L. VVLy. M rri r A ha n h A in
Hard top, Garmin color GPS, FF, plus a 2000 tan- by a Mercruiser Alpha One 260hp. Asking
dem axle trailer. Perfect for overnight stays or off- $12,995 Details Scotties Canvas & Marine
shore fishing !This boat last long! REDUCED Outfitters, 239-995-1196 BoatSales@Scotti-
$25,900 0 fers 941-637-7788 STARBOARD
YACHT boats@starboardyachtinc.com esCanvas.com WWW.ScottiesCanvas.com








24' 2000 SEA SWIRL: 200hp Johnson, Batteries, Gel, only 24ft World Cat Center Console 2000 T-130HP
2yrs Old, 5yr wty, VHF, FF, GPS, Bimini, Full Canvas Encl., Honda Four Strokes, T-Top, New Electronics
Storage Cover, Potti, Double Bunk, Excellent. Cushions & ASKING $41,000 Redfish Yacht Brokers,
Upholstery Sink, Compass, Lots More. ASKING $22,900
CRYSTAL CAY CENTER 941-639-6603 www.crystalcaycom 941-639-9400 www.redfishyacht.com


Volvo Penta 5.7 GXI 320hp Duo Prop, 5yrTransfWty GPS, Hard Top, GPS, VHF, FF Windlass, Anchor, Offshore
FF, Bimini, Mooring Cover, Transom Shower, CD Player, Quests into the open water. Stable & Smooth Ride
Potty, MORE ASKING $59,361 Call 941-359-0390 Sara $13.990 Call BAYSHORE MARINE 941-627-5777
Bay Marina www.bayshoremarinefl.com


zb 1i9o tayiiner iropny z1z: tu iviercury 22b LI-, bb prop,
T-top, E-Box, Rear Bench Seat. Lg bait well, Potty Garmin
GPS120XL, Furuno FCV-667 color sounder. Ex Condition.
Quickload low profile alum trailer included. $11,500 Call Ray
Manatee Mobile Marine 866-432-8570.


EFI, SS Prop w/lock, CC, Encl. Head, T-Top
w/spreader lights, Rocket Launchers, livewell, swim
plat., Several Stg Compt, GPS, FF, VHF, Trim Tabs,
Alum. Tandem Trailer $19,500 Call 941-223-0414


zb zuub iron Z4uW WA: Loaaea, -isning Heaay! iwin
F150 Yamaha's, 105hrs, Mfg Warranty on engines & Boat,
Dual Axle swing tounge Trailer. Garmin GPS, FF HardTop,
Spreader Lights, Trim Tabs, READY REDUCED $58,600
Call 941-359-0390 Sara Bay Marina








25' Nimble Nomad Tropical: Unique one of a kind mini
trawler, powered by Honda 50HP four stroke w/112 hours,
galley, dinette, sleeps three, separate head, teak & holly
sole. Like new condition, lift kept. Asking $32,900. Call
Ray Mason (941) 505-7269 SeaAmerica Yacht Sales
details seaamericayachtsales.com








25ft Grady White Center Console 2004 T-


250HP Mercruiser w/dual props. Fwd/mid cabin berths, enc Top,Yamaha 225 Four Stroke ASKING
head w/shower, galley bimini, shorepower A/C. Great price $56,900 Redfish Yacht Brokers, 941-639-
$26,900. Call Ray Mason (941) 505-7269 SeaAmerica
Yacht Sales, seaamerica@comcast.net 9400 www.redfishyacht.com


cruiser inboard. 20hrs. Hard top, nice cuddy cabin, VHF 1997 350hp Crusader Engine, Low Hours. Fresh
water Cooled, New Radar 2004, Color GPS,
GPS Cart 160. Boat is in great shape.Tandem alum trailer Lots of Upgrades! Asking $21,900
with brakes included $27,995 Ray 866-432-8570 MANA- Call 941-637-7788 STARBOARD YACHT
TFF MORII F MARINF Fill 1yr Warrantv w/FPC Inc lded Email: boats@starboardyachtinc.com


25' 2003 Sea Fox 257 CC, T-Top, GPS, Fishfinder, Bow
Cushions, Mercury 225 HP, enclosed head, incl trailer,
runs and looks great, Asking $26,995 LOWES MARINE
SALES Call 239-642-3439 or 239-775-5639 Email:
sales@lmsfl.com Pictures @ www.lmsfl.com








25'2005 COBALT 255: 420HP Volvo Penta 8.1GXi DP low
hrs, Galley w/Transom Shower, Bimini, Compass, Docking
Lights, This Boat Is Loaded and Ready to Go LOTS MORE
A MUST SEE VESSEL Asking $58,300 Call 941-359-
0390 Sara Bay Marina


26' 1992 BAYLINER Rendezvous: 2000 200hp Yamaha
OX66, Fuel Injected, Always Covered, Kept in Beautiful
SHape, Seats 13, Tons of Storage, Potty, Tandem Axle Trail-
er. ASKING $10,990 Call BAYSHORE MARINE 941-627-
5777 www.bayshoremarinefl.com








26' 2000 Sea Ray Sundancer: Ex. Cruiser Great price.
5.0L Mercruiser w/402 hrs.& recent service, V-berth & mid-
cabin sleeps 4, full camper top, mooring cover, encl. head
w/vacuflush head & shower, full galley, Clarion stereo,
Garmin GPS, AC. $39,900. Ray Mason 941-505-7269
SeaAmericaYacht Sales seaamerica@comcast.net


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26' 2002 Sea Fox 257 CC: Twin Merc 150 Saltwater 27' 1996 Cobalt 272 Bowrider, Mercruiser 7.4L
Series. SS props.T-top w/Spreader lights.Trim tabs, Board- B-Ill, Yellow/White, New Interior, Includes Trailer,
ing ladder, leaning post, head under console. Standard Beautiful! New Price $22,995 LOWES MARINE
horizon GPS Chart 170C, Hummingbird 200 DX, and Icom AL l -63 o 2 5 E
VHF Jensen AM/FM CD Player. Cooler seat. More Asking SALES Call 239-642-3439 or 239-775-5639 Email:
$23,500 Call Ray Manatee Mobile Marine 866-432-8570 sales@lmsfl.com Pictures @ www.lmsfl.com


26' 2002 SEA RAY Sundancer: Like New Condition, 130hrs, 27' 1996 WELLCRAFT EXCEL: Volva Penta V8, Boat in
MX 6.2L Mercruiser, Raytheon Color RC 530 Chartplotter, Full Gd Cond., Bimini, Cabin Nice & clean, All Appliances,
Upholstery & curtains Gd, V-Berth, Full Endcl. Aft Sleep-
Galley, Enclosed Head, Lift Kept, Detailed on Reg. Basis, ing, Galley, Head/Shower, New Cockpit Upholstery by
Clean In/Out Asking $52,900. Call Ray Mason (941) 505- Crystal Cay. Boat, Motor, Trailer $20,000 obo CRYSTAL
7269 SeaAmericaYacht Sales seaamerica@comcast.net CAY CENTER 941-639-6603 www.crystalcay.com


26' 2006 ROBALO 260CC: Clean, Used Complete with 27' 1998 Sea Ray 270 Sundancer, Single Mercruiser 7.4
Wide band Gel Coat (Black)T-Top, Taco (Gradslam) Outrig- MPI Bravo III, Mid-cabin, shorepower, a/c, full galley indoor
gers, Vacu-flush Head, Windlass, Pull Up Cleats, Much stored, very clean, Reduced $31,995 LOWES MARINE
More, Very Well Maintained, Low Hours Call 941-359- SALES Call 239-642-3439 or 239-775-5639 Email:
0390 Sara Bay Marina sales@lmsfl.com Pictures @ www.lmsfl.com


zi 2zuu unaparrai 21zb bi: voivo 8.1 3/bnp uuo Prop, ZS 1iaV/ Kegai ;ommoaore evZ powerea
125hrs, Vacu-flush Head, Speaker Upgrade, Stern by Twin Volvo Penta DP-S 220hp. Asking
Rail,Transom Shower,TrimTabs, SS Anchor, Fire Ext. Sys., $44,995 Details Scotties Canvas & Marine
Hinged Radar Arch, BBQ Grill, Much more Asking Outfitters, 239-995-1196 BoatSales@Scotti-
$65,999 Call 941-359-0390 Sara Bay Marina esCanvas.com WWW.ScottiesCanvas.com








27' Chaparral Signature: A lot of boat for $29,900! A great 28'9" 2001 Harris FloteBoat Classic 240 pow-
family cruiser which sleeps four, powered by a 7.4L Volvo, ered by a Mercury 60ELPT EF 60hp. Asking
stern drive w/dual SS props, 380 hours, serviced 2/08, $29,995 Details Scotties Canvas & Marine
mid-cabin, galley Asking $29,900. Call Ray Mason (941) Outfitr 2 9 6 B l
505-7269 SeaAmerica Yacht Sales, details seaamer- Outfitters, 239-995-1196 BoatSales@Scotti-
icayachtsales.com esCanvas.com WWW.ScottiesCanvas.com








28' 1992 Wellcraft 2800 Coastal, Twin 5.7 Inboards, (2002), 29' 1979 Chris Craft 29 Catalina Express Twin Crusader
Electronics, Anchor winch, Cabin, Enclosed head, Great fish- 5.0 inboards, Very Roomy cabin, GPS, VHF FishFinder, lift
ing Machine ASKING $29,995 LOWES MARINE SALES Call stored, Asking $7,995 LOWES MARINE SALES Call
239-642-3439 or 239-775-5639 Email: sales@lmsfl.com 239-642-3439. or 239-775-5639 Email: sales@lmsfl.com
Pictures @ www.lmsfl.com Pictures @ www.lmsfl.com


Hecenh iuunr compieie engine service, amana gauges,
Raytheon chartplotter & FF, T-top, livewell, encl. head, lift
kept. Asking $35,900. Open to offers. Call Ray Mason
(941) 505-7269 SeaAmerica Yacht Sales, details @
seaamericayachtsales.com


Cover, Transom Radio, SS Docking Lights. Swim Plat,
Transom Shower & Tilt Switch, Potti, Dual Battery Switch,
Trim Tabs, Garmin, VHF, Hand Held Atlantis, Lots MORE
Asking $60,999 Call 941-359-0390 Sara Bay Marina


DF, Refinished Interior, Bimini, Remanufactured 2005
Penta 260hp, Only 15hrs, MORE! REDUCED $7,995
CRYSTAL CAY CENTER 941-639-6603 www.crystal-
cay.com


Magnum MPI, Shorepower, AC, Electronics, Anchor wind-
lass, Indoor Stored, Super Clean Asking $26,995 LOWES
MARINE SALES Call 239-642-3439 or 239-775-5639
Email: sales@lmsfl.com Pictures @ www.lmsfl.com








27' 2003 Monterey 268SS, powered by Volvo 8.1 Duo
Prop, excellent condition, full boat covers and ready
for fun in the sun. A must see boat ONLY $42,900. Call
(239)649-7711 GulfCoast Boat &Yacht Sales www.gulf-
coastboatsales.com


27' 2004 COBIA 270: Loaded! Lift Kept. Yamaha 225 4-
Stroke, 481hrs, lyr wty left on Engine, Color Garmin GPS
w/FF VHF, Hard Top w/Encl., Full Mooring Cover, Anchor
Windlass, 1500W Invertor, Washdown, LOTS MORE Ask-
ing $42,200 Call 941-359-0390 Sara Bay Marina


28' 2004 PRO Sport Cat: Twin Honda 225hp 4 Strokes
with 200hrs, This Fishing Machine is Loade with State of
the Art Electronics, Excellent Condition. Asking $69,000.
(239)649-7711 GulfCoast Boat &Yacht Sales www.gulf-
crnathnatialAc ~cnm


ered storage, full electronics, live well, fish tank, outriggers,
trailer, Ready for serious fishing or cruising, Ex. Condition
Asking $65,000 BO. Call (239)649-7711 GulfCoast Boat
&Yacht Sales www.gulfcoastboatsales.com








28' 2007 Mako 284 CC, T-Top, Twin Mercury Verado 250hp
4S, Full Elect., Live Well, Fish holding tanks, Eisenglass
Full Cover, Outriggers, tri-axle alum Trailer, Many extras,
Covered storage. Asking $109,000 Call (239)649-7711
GulfCoast Boat & Yacht Sales www.gulfcoastboatsales.com


market! T-5.7 Mercruisers, A/C, dinette, full enclosure,
windlass, full galley, sleeps six, lift kept, one owner.
Asking $41,000 Call Ray Mason 941-505-7269
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200hrs, 5KW gen set w/63 hrs, Raymarine
chartplotter/radar, full camper top, new canvas, auto trim
tabs. Asking $49,900. Call Ray Mason (941)505-7269
SeaAmericaYacht Sales seaamerica@comcast.net


270 hrs. SS props, T-top, Outriggers. Canvas cover for con-
sole, engines. Garmin 2010C GPS/sounder/fishfinder.VHF
AM/FM/CD player. Lots More Asking $59,995 Call Ray
Manatee Mobile Marine 866-432-8570


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Pkg, Air and Gen, Like New, Reduced to hrs, Full electronics, Generator, Air conditioner, Eisen
$58,900, Redfish Yacht Brokers, 941-639- glass enclosure, Excellent condition Asking $99,900
OBO. Call (239)649-7711 GulfCoast Boat &Yacht Sales
9400 www.redfishyacht.com www.gulfcoastboatsales.com


tronics, Shorepower, Twin Mercruiser 5.7 Bravo III, low
hours, clean, lift stored, $36,900. Lowe's Marine Sales
239-642-3439 or 239-775-5639 Email sales@lmsfl.com
Pictures @ www.lmsfl.com


Full compliment of electronics, AC/Gen, Galley, full
head, and plenty of seating for long or short cruising
ONLY $55,500. Call (239)649-7711 GulfCoast Boat &
Yacht Sales www.gulfcoastboatsales.com


u 2zuuu Mviaxum -UH I//22Unp iviercruisers.uDi 31 r'ursuit urrsnore ZUU4, Iwin uiesels,
berth fwd, Full galley, Dinette, Head w/shower
More! 4.5kw runs reverse cycle a/c, electrical Great Electronics, Like New ASKING
appliances with ease. Great cruising boat with all
of the goodies.Call today to schedu e your private $179,900, Redfish Yacht Brokers, 941-639-
viewin $49,900 Offers 941-637-7788 STAR-
BOARD YACHT boats@starboardyachtinc.com 9400 www.redfishyacht.com


30'2000 PROLINE 30 Walk: Around, Twin 225hp Mercury,
Electronic Shift & Gauges, Just Serviced, New lower units
on both motors, New interior, canvas, 3-New Batteries,
Fresh Bottom Paint, GPS, FF Compass, VHF, Lots More
Askina $45,900 Call 941-359-0390 Sara Bay Marina


Boat, Full Electronics, Raymarine Auto Pilot, 2 GPS, Lg
Screens, Very Plush, Clean Interior, Twin 5.7 V-Drives, Way
Below Market $69,990 Accepting Offers Call BAYSHORE
MARINE 941-627-5777 www.bavshoremarinefl.com


v ns._. .... ',... .., c.i 35Oci v Mercruiser, NEW 5KW Kohler genset, only
arch, Bimini top, CC with cuddy, low hrs, SUPER iohrs 3 Batteries New 2007 Fully euipped, 24
CLEAN! Asking $49,000 LOWES MARINE SALES Call mile radar, garmin color GPS, chart plotter, flat
screen TVs, more! Huge salon for entertaining
239-642-3439 or 239-775-5639 Email: sales@lmsfl.com Full galley $39,900 Offers 941-637-7788 STAR
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350hp Caterpillar, Gen. Set, Raymarine E80 Chartplotter,
Bow Thruster, New White Imron paint Job, Best Albin Buy
on the Market! ASKING $139,900! Call Ray Mason
(941)505-7269. SEA AMERICA Yacht Sales. Email:
Seaamerica@comcast.net








32'2006 COBALT 323: Twin Mercruiser 496 Mags w/Bravo
3 drives, Apx 70hrs, Drive Train Pkg, Anchor Windlass, SS
Anchor, Cockpit Cover, Gen., AC, Heat, Bimini, Transom
Shower, CG Equipped, Fully Loaded Asking $199,900
Call 941-359-0390 Sara Bay Marina








33' 1994 Sea Ray Sundancer, Twin Inboards,
Air, Gen, Just Serviced ASKING $39,900,
Redfish Yacht Brokers, 941-639-9400
www.redfishyacht.com








33' 1996 Sea Ray 330 Sundancer: Twin 300hp
Mercruisers, Gen Set Radar, Depth Sounder, Marine
Air, Extra Props, Transom Shower, Windalss, Fridge,
Microwave, Water Heater, Head w/Shower, Wet Bar.
MORE! Reduced $64,900 Call 941-637-7788 STAR-
BOARD YACHT Email: boats@starboardyachtinc.com


Quickly" 280hrs on T-340hp Mercs, Gen Set w/102hrs, New
canvas, Vacuflush Head, Full Galley Lift Kept, Recently
Detailed. Priced to sell @ $69,900 Call Ray Mason
(941)505-7269. SEA AMERICA Yacht Sales. Email:
Seaamerica@comcast.net


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33' 2002 SEA RAY 310 Sundancer: New Twin 5.7L Mercruiser
inboards, 10hr on new Motors, 300 on Boat. Gen., Full Canvas
pkg., GPS, Radar, DF, Autopilot, Swim Platform, Loaded w/Options,
Lift Kept, REDUCED Again $98,900 Call BAYSHORE MARINE
941-627-5777 www.bayshoremarinefl.com








33' Cape Dory 1982 Classic Carl Alberg
Design, Very Clean ASKING $49,900 Redfish
Yacht Brokers, 941-639-9400 www.redfishy-
acht.com


34'1986 SEA RAY EXPRESS: 2001 Mercruisers Engines
7.4 MPI Freshwater Cooled, 425 hours, New Generator,
Turn Key, Ready $37,995 LOWES MARINE SALES 239-
642-3439 or 239-775-5639 Email: sales@lmsfl.com GO
to www.lmsfl.com for more photos.


Diesel, Air, Generator, Etc. REDUCED to
$95,000 Redfish Yacht Brokers, 941-639-
9400 www.redfishyacht.com








35' 1999 ALBIN Tournament Express: Super Clean Well
Maint., Single 420hp Yanmar Diesel w/bow thruster, New
Bottom Paint & Wax job Feb 08, Color Charplotter/radar,
Autopilot, FF Asking $174,900. Ray Mason (941)505-7269
SeaAmerica Yacht Sales. seaamerica@comcast.net


30ft Luhrs/Alura Classic 1987 Rare Factory 32' 1989 Carver Mariner: Roomy Condo Size Cruiser. Lg
Salon, Settee, Full Galley, Private Fwd Stateroom, Massive
Hardtop,21OHP Diesel, Very Clean ASKING Flybridge, Lots of seating. Bimini, Full Enclosure, T-Crusaders,
$54,990 Redfish Yacht Brokers, 941-639- Recently Detailed. Must See Asking $42,500. Call Ray
Mason (941) 505-7269 SeaAmerica Yacht Sales seaameri-
9400 www.redfishyacht.com ca@comcast.net


33' 1998 Sea Ray Sundancer: Super clean, Like new Twin 36' 1999/2003 NORTHERN Bay Downeast HardTop:
7.4L, 310HP Inboard Mercruisers w/V-drives, 4.5KW gen., lift 500hp Yanmar Diesel, Custom built teak/Cherrywood
kept, C80 Raymarinne chartplotter/48 mi.radar combo, Floscan Throughout, Full keel w/semi-displacement hull. 2.5 miles
fuel monitors to maximize fuel economy, Autopilot, Full camper. per gallon At cruise speed. Like new, Asking $325,900
Asking $74,900 Call Ray Mason (941)505-7269, SeaAmeri- Call Ray Mason (941) 505-7269. SeaAmerica Yacht
caYacht Sales details @seaamericayachtsales.com Sales. Details @seaamericayachtsales.com


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Crusaders, 132hrs, full electronics pkg, full set of enclo- Diesels,Large Cockpit & Cabin ASKING
sures, Generator, A/C, lift stored. Beautiful yacht, Asking $64,900 Redfish Yacht Brokers, 941-639-
$119,000. Call (239)649-7711 GulfCoast Boat & Yacht
Sales www.gulfcoastboatsales.com 9400 www.redfishyacht.com


Lehman, New Bottom Paint 12/07, 1,000 Watt 350HP Caterpillar diesels w/710hrs. Raytheon chartplot-
Inverter, Onan Gen Set, Marine Air, Great Live ter/radar, 7.0 KW gen set, A/C, two Vacuflush heads, full
aboard, Waiting for a New Owner ASKING camper canvas, fwd and mid-cabin staterooms. Asking
$39,900 Call 941-637-7788 STARBOARD $145,900. Call Ray Mason (941) 505-7269 SeaAmerica
YACHT Email: boats@starboardyachtinc.com Yacht Sales, seaamericayachtsales.com


52' 2007 CarverVoyager. Only 80hrs on T-575 Volvo diesels.
Loaded w/options: Carver docking system, 24KW gen set,
the latest electronics, Sat TV, auto pilot and much more. Ask-
ing $850,000. SeaAmericaYacht Sales, Call Bob Babineau
(941) 626-1329, details @seaamericayachtsales.com







9' Frenzy: Compact and Fun. affordable for Every-
one, Paddle Calm waters or ride the surf. Ton's of
stability with capacity of 3251bs, $379 Call 941-
966-5477 SILENT SPORT OUTFITTER


PEEKABOO: Unique Kayak includes a large view-
ing window to see underwater and a jump seat so
you can share the view with a little one. $829 Call
941-966-5477 SILENT SPORT OUTFITTER







PROWLER Big Game: Largest Capacity of any
fishing kayak at 6001bs, Boat was built to go after
the Big One. Plenty of Storage space and Big on
Stability $859 Call 941-966-5477 SILENT
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37' 1999 Cruisers 3750 Aft Cabin: Ex Cond., Maint. w/open 45' 1992 BAYLINER 4588 Pilothouse Motoryacht: Excel-
checkbook. New Manifolds/Risers in 2007, oil changed every lent Liveaboard, Long Range Cruiser, T-250hp Hino
50hrs. Twin 454 Mercruiser Mag MPIs, 10KW Kohler gen set, Diesels, 1000hrs, Dual Helm Stations, 3-Staterms, 2-
full galley, 2-staterms,2-heads, dinette, Details@seaamer- Heads, Fully Loaded & Electronics, Extra's REDUCED
icayachtsales.com.Asking $139,900. Call Ray Mason (941) $1 89,000 Call Ray Mason (941)505-7269. SEA AMER-
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o/ xAu AItQ LUagOuUi .alaiiiara. Fully 1*+o vUU3 Oea ray e-xpress Dunuge, LUdueu,
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Garmin Chartplotter, Autopilot, SSb, AC/Heat, Water Perfect, New Bottom Paint, T-480 HP Cummins,
Maker, Galley Down, Full Cockpit Enclosure, MORE. ASKING $349,900, Redfish Yacht Brokers,
Asking $175,000 Call Jim 941-639-6225
jworks321@embarqmail.com 941-639-9400 www.redfishyacht.com


Malibu XL Tandem: Stable & Versatile Kayak fea- PROWLER Trident: $949 Angler Alert! Profes-
tures seating for One, Two or two plus a child. Built sional Anglers from all over the world were asked
for family Fun. $739 Call 941-966-5477 for their wish list. The results are in. $949 Call


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Old Town Dirigo: 120 Angler Kayak, Rigged with
the perfect equipment for any sport fisherman,
Extra Comfort seat, Cockpit anchor system,
Space Hatch and Scotty rod Holder $834 Call
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washer/dryer, Garmin chartplotter and much more. Asking mins diesels, 12.5KW gen set, AC helm & aft deck. Loaded
$174,900. Call Ray Mason (941)505-7269 SeaAmerica w/electronics. Mint condition. Asking $389,900. Call Ray
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39' 2002 Mainship 390: Like new condition, Must see, Loaded
w/Extras, bow & stern thrusters, 370HP Yanmar diesel, 8KW
gen set, Lg flybridge w/summer kitchen, custom cabinetry,
Upper/Lower helm stations, WA fwd berth. Asking $210,000.
Call Ray Mason (941-505-7269), seaamericayachtsales.com


49' 1978 Marine Trader Pilot House: Presently under
Renovation: Twin 120hp Lehman Diesels, Runs Gd, 12KW
Gen Set, NAIAD hyd Stabilizers, Fiberglass Hull Good, Super
Structor Only Needs Major Rest. Right Boat for Right Owner
Price will change as Rennovation Progresses CRYS-
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Cape Haze
941-697-7595


Shorelines towards the back
of Bull Bay have been
productive for anglers trying
to keep out of the wind.


The docks on the inside of
Little Gasparilla Island are
holding good fish.


Deep water adjacent to the
Intracoastal in Lemon Bay is
worth targeting.


Most of the close artificial
reefs are holding good
numbers of mangrove
snapper.


Tarpon are spread throughout
the Harbor.


BECKY Decent reports are coming Shorelines facing the Harbor There are lots of small fish No reports. Sharks are all over the
out of Turtle Bay. below Alligator Creek are throughout Turtle Bay. Harbor.
RIO VILLA BAIT AND TACKLE providing some catch-and-
Punta Gorda release action.
941-639-7166

ROBERT The best reports are coming The beaches are providing There are numbers of small There are good-sized bonito There are tarpon all over the
from the Matlacha and Pine the best catch-and-release fish on the deep flats outside at 2 to 4 miles and mangrove Harbor and in the pass.
FISHIN' FRANK'S BAIT & TACKLE Island Sound areas. action. the Boca Bayou and snapper are on just about
Charlotte Harbor Whidden's Creek area. every nearshore artificial reef.
941-625-3888


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Port Charlotte
941-627-6800


BACKWATER OUTFITTERS
Cape Coral
239-541-2532

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Osprey
941-966-2400

BOCA GRANDE MARINA
Boca Grande
941-964-2550


Good reports have been
coming out of Lemon Bay.


CHIQUITA BAIT & TACKLE
Cape Coral
239-540-0052

D&D BAIT AND TACKLE
Matlacha
239-282-9122

ENGLEWOOD BAIT HOUSE
Englewood
941-475-4511


A good catch-and-release
bite is taking place at night
along the dock lights of Boca
Grande and Little Gasparilla
Island.

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North Port Plac
941-240-5981 941

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Englewood Punt
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Port Charlotte Punt
941-625-3888 941


There are lots of small fish in
Turtle Bay.


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a Gorda
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a Gorda
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Kings are mixed with schools
of bait at around 15 miles.


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Englewood
941-475-6882

SEVEN SEAS BAIT & TAC
Matlacha
239-283-1674

SHARKY'S ON THE PIER
Venice
941-488-1456


Small blacktip and bull
sharks are all over the west
wall.


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Englewood
941-697-2206

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Nokomis
941-966-5333


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Boca Grande
941-964-2878


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Mother's Day

Kim
Cool
Let's Go
Features Editor
kcool@venicegondolier.com
Instead of
taking your mother out for
dinner for Mother's Day,
Sunday, consider afternoon
tea at the Ritz-Carlton
Sarasota Friday or Saturday.
The benefits are many. You
will not have to deal with over-
crowded restaurants on
Sunday. You will get extra
points for honoring your
mother ahead of the crowd
and, in the cozy lobby lounge,
you can have a pleasant chat
while sipping tea and dining
on finger sandwiches, scones
and wonderful pastries from
the hotel chefs. The price is
$41-$49 per person depending
on your selection and the
champagne is complimentary.
Or, join Mom in a cooking
class with the hotel's Chef de
Cuisine Greg Howe of Vernona
and his mother, Therese Howe
in honor of the holiday, Howe
will share recipes and tips for
light summer meals. The two-
hour class is scheduled for
11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the lobby
lounge. The cost for the class
is $40 per person plus tax and
tip. Again, reservations are a
must.
I never miss a chance to
have tea at the Ritz-Carlton, in
Sarasota, Naples or elsewhere
but, as one who also has been
to the hotel's cooking schools
in the past, the class with Chef
Howe sounds great too. For
reservations to tea or the class,
call 941-309-2000.
Should you opt for the tradi-
tional Mother's day out, the
hotel will offer brunch from
11 a.m.-3 p.m. I would not
dream of going without reserva-
tions and an empty tummy.
Monday, at 9 a.m. top
golfers will begin teeing off at
the Ritz-Carlton Members
Golf Club, in hopes of qualify-
ing for this year's U.S. Open.
To watch, call 941-309-2998.


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(Through May 18)
Lemon Bay Playhouse
96 W. Dearborn Street, Englewood.
941-475-6756.

'THE HOBBIT'
May 8 May 18.
Venice Little Theatre
140 West Tampa Ave., Venice.
941-488-1115 or
www.venicestage.com.

TIM McGRAW
8 p.m. May 9.
Ford Amphitheatre,
4802 U.S. Highway 301 North,
Tampa.
813-740-2446 or
www.ticketmaster.com.

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Ford Amphitheatre,
4802 U.S. Highway 301 North,
Tampa.
813-740-2446 or
www.ticketmaster.com.

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7 p.m. June 11.
St. Pete Times Forum
401 Channelside Drive, Tampa.
813-287-8844 or
www.ticketmaster.com.

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7:30 p.m. June 12.
St. Pete Times Forum
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23490 Spencer Court, off Kings
Highway, Port Charlotte.
941-629-9191.

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7 p.m. July 9.
Ford Amphitheatre,
4802 U.S. Highway 301 North,
Tampa.
813-740-2446 or
www.ticketmaster.com.

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8p.m. July 11-July 12.
Cultural Center Theatre
2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte.
941-206-LEAF (5323)

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Kidz World Expo
is Saturday

Marie
Merchant
Let's Go! Editor
mmerchant@sun-herald.com

K Widz
World
Expo returns to the
Harborside Event Center
Saturday.
While children play in
the bounce houses, take a
ride on the trackless train,
see dance performances
and play laser tag in the
arena, parents can tour the
vendor exhibits and learn
about new gadgets, pro-
grams, tutoring, schools,
nutrition, security and
identification.
Parents can also speak
with doctors, lawyers and
family experts.
The event also features
live animals, a fashion show,
as well as games and prizes.
And don't miss the
clowns and Ronald
McDonald.
The expo will be held
from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. at the
Harborside Event Center,
1375 Monroe St.,
Fort Myers.
Children 12 and younger
are free. Anyone over
the age of 13 is $5.

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Publisher
David Dunn-Rankin

Let's Go! Editor
Marie Merchant
Phone: 941-206-1145
E-mail: letsgo@sun-herald.com
Fax: 941-629-2085
Mail: 23170 Harborview Road,
Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980
Let's Go! Web site:
www.sun-herald.com/letsgo
Please submit information at least
two weeks before the event.
To send items for the calendar, please
include the time, location, cost of tickets
and where to get them, and a
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COVER STORY
May 8 9, 2008


'Hobbits' invade Sarasota County


Let's Go! Page 3


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
If one "Hobbit" is good,
then two "Hobbits" should be
quite grand.
For opera and theater buffs
on the Cultural Coast, that is
the situation this May.
Thursday, Patricia Gray's
theatrical adaptation of the
J.R.R. Tolkien tale will open
for a 10-day run at the Venice
Little Theatre as the final
Theatre for Young People pro-
duction of the season.
Friday Saturday, the
Sarasota Youth Opera produc-
tion of Dean Burry's "The
Hobbit," the prequel to "The
Lord of the Rings" will be pre-
sented on stage at the
Sarasota Opera House.
In both adaptations, Bilbo
Baggins, the Hobbitt, joins
Gandolf, the Wizard, the king
and a bunch of happy dwarfs
on a mystical adventure to
the middle earth. Accidents
will happen and so will the
good and the bad as a dragon
must be slain and a castle
must be recaptured. And that
is just part of the story, which
also includes fairies, trolls
and elves.

CALENDAR EXTRAS

Mother's Day Arts
& Crafts Show
Carmen Lambert, owner of
Sunset Boulevard promotions,
will be bringing a Mother's
Day weekend Arts & Crafts
Show to the walkways of
Fishermen's Village in Punta
Gorda, May 10-11. Show hours
will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday and noon to 5 p.m.
Sunday. Show admission and
parking are free.
The show will feature
approximately 25 specially
selected vendors featuring live
demonstrations including art,
pottery, woodworking, jewelry,


PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE
VENICE LITTLE THEATRE
Tony DeNiro as Bilbo Baggins,The
Hobbit, in "The Hobbit," at the
Venice Little Theatre.

VLT's "Hobbit"
The Venice Little Theatre
production will be performed
in the Pinkerton Theatre,
home of Stage II productions,
at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday
and Saturday and at 2 p.m.
each Saturday and Sunday. It
is being directed by Ron


photography and crafts.
Fishermen's Village is locat-
ed at 1200 W. Retta Esplanade,
Punta Gorda. For more infor-
mation, contact Carmen
Lambert at 941-379-0951.

Open jam with
Bad Ju-Ju Band
Come jam with Bad Ju-Ju
Band or replace one of the
band members for a few songs
in an open jam every
Thursday at 8:30 p.m. through
May 29 at Junior's Cabaret on
Placida Road in Englewood.
Local musicians can get
together and have fun enter-


Hayley Balliet asThorin, leader of
the Dwarfs, in "The Hobbit."

Myroup with a stage set by
Donna Buckalter, designed of
the recent VLT mainstage pro-
duction of "Urinetown."
Costumes are by VLT resident
designer Nicholas Hartman
with lighting by Alise Hart
and sound design by Dorian
Boyd and Jaclyn LeDoux.
Tony DeNiro plays the role
of Bilbo Baggins. Patrick
Mounce portrays Gandolf the
Wizard and Hayley Balliet
plays Thorin, leader of the


training those who enjoy danc-
ing or just listening.
For more information, call
941-408-6237.

Hurricane Expo at
Town Center mall
In preparation for the 2008
hurricane season, the Port
Charlotte Town Center, one of
the area's most popular retail
destinations, will hold
Charlotte County's Official
Hurricane Expo 2008 on May
17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The
expo will consist of more than
50 local businesses and agen-
cies, as well as guest speakers


Dwarfs.
Tickets are $12 per person
and available online at
www.venicestage.com or by
phone to the box office at
941-488-1115. The VLT is at
140 W. Tampa Ave., on the
island in downtown Venice.

Opera "Hobbit"
The Sarasota Youth Opera
version is a United States pre-
mier of Burry's adaptation,
which was commissioned by
the Canadian Children's
Opera Chorus. The world pre-
mier occurred in Toronto in
May 2004, prior to a tour of
the eastern Canadian
provinces of Prince Edward
Island, New Brunswick and
Nova Scotia.
Burry's version was revised
for the Sarasota production. It
is being directed by Lance
Inouye, the music director for
the youth opera. The stage
director is Martha Collins
who was the stage director for
Ver's "I due Foscari" during
the most recent season of the
Sarasota Opera. Two years
ago, Collins directed the
youth opera production of
Aaron Copland's "The Second


who will offer useful tips on
hurricane preparedness.
Key speakers will conduct
two seminars throughout the
day, one at 10:30 a.m. and the
other at 1:30 p.m., to discuss
vital issues and instruct the
audience on how to be pre-
pared for the upcoming hurri-
cane season.
WINK Weather Team mem-
bers, including chief meteo-
rologist Jim Farrell and Scott
Zedeker, plus Charlotte
County Emergency
Management Director Wayne
Sallade, will be on hand at
each seminar to discuss
issues. Other guest speakers


Hurricane." There was no
youth opera production last
year because the historic
opera house was closed for its
recently completed renova-
tion and restoration.
Sets for the opera's produc-
tion are being designed by
Jeffrey Dean with costumes
by B.G. Fitzgerald.
Performances will be at 7:30
p.m. Friday and 1:30 p.m.
Saturday at the Sarasota
Opera House. A champagne
and dessert reception with
the cast will follow the Friday
performance. Tickets to the
reception, a fundraiser for the
youth opera program, are $25
per person for adults, $10 per
person for students and $60
for the family package. These
prices are in addition to the
tickets to the performance.
Call the box office at 941-366-
8450, ext. 1, or go to
www.sarasotaopera.org.
The Sarasota Opera House
is at 61 N. Pineapple Ave., in
downtown Sarasota.
Tickets are $20 per person
for adults, $15 per person for
students or $50 for a family
pack (Two adults and up to
four students)


include Mike Lee from the
American Red Cross,
Charlotte County Chapter,
and Terry Cerullo, an insur-
ance expert from the
Department of Financial
Services.
In addition to the Hurricane
Expo, residents can visit the
Town Center mall beginning
May 16 to pick up a copy of
the Sun Newspaper Official
2008 Hurricane Guide. The
guide includes hurricane
tracking maps, survival kit
lists, insurance issues, evacua-
tion maps and many more
helpful tips for families to
keep in mind.






ENTERTAINMENT
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May 8 9, 2008


One hundred singers join youth opera


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Sarasota's beautifully restored
opera house has both an
enlarged orchestra pit and, now,
an enlarged youth opera pro-
gram.
Opera spokesmen recently
announced a 75-percent
increase in program enrollment
over a year ago, with more than
100 young singers signed up for
the spring session.
Under the direction of
Sarasota Youth Opera Music
Director Lance Inouye, the
singers are preparing for the
United States premier of Dean
Burry's opera based on J.R.R.
Tolkien's novel "The Hobbit."
The opera, which contains 25

CALENDAR EXTRAS

Healthcare
carnival day
Charlotte Harbor Healthcare
will celebrate National Nursing
Home Week with a carnival day
from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 14 at
4000 Kings Highway, Port
Charlotte. Charlotte Harbor
Healthcare invites the commu-
nity to come enjoy free food,
games and mini health screen-
ings. There will be vendors,
clowns, pets, a bounce house
and music by Dave Lapio. It is
open to the public. For more
information, call 941-255-5855.

Art auction,
wine show
An exhibition and silent
auction of artwork from local
artists and a wine show will
be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
May 16-17 at the Bin 82 Wine
Tasting Room, 258 W. Marion
Ave., Punta Gorda. A portion
of the proceeds will go to the
Center for Abuse and Rape
Emergencies in Charlotte
County. The winners of the
auction will be announced at
9 p.m. May 17. For more
information, call Wayne Lewis
at 941-628-9994.


solo roles, was revised by its
composer for the Sarasota cho-
rus. It will be presented Friday -
Saturday in the opera house,
which has only recently
reopened following a $20 million
restoration and renovation pro-
ject, resulting in the larger
orchestra pit, new and improved
sound and lighting systems, larg-
er lobby space, new seating and
other enhancements.
During recent auditions, 52
youth opera members tried out
for the solo roles. All other youth
opera members will participate
in the opera as members of
ensembles and the chorus.
Burry was commissioned by
the Canadian Children's Opera
Chorus to create the work, which
debuted in Toronto in May 2004



United Way Tee Off
On May 30, the Peace River
Regional Medical Center will
be holding the second Tee Off
for the United Way golf tourna-
ment at Riverwood Country
Club, 4100 Riverwood Drive,
Port Charlotte. The United Way


and then toured to the eastern
provinces of Canada: Prince
Edward Island, New Brunswick
and Nova Scotia.
Innouye will conduct the
Sarasota presentations, assisted
by Martha Collins who was the
stage director for last season's
Sarasota Opera production
Verdi's "Attila" and this year is the
stage director for Verdi's "I Due
Foscari." In 2006, she directed
Aaron Copland's "The Second
Hurricane" for the youth opera.
Jeffrey Dean, set designer for
this season's "I Due Foscari" will
design the sets for "The Hobbit."
Tickets for "The Hobbit" are
on sale now at Sarasota Opera
Box Office, by phone at 941-366-
8450, ext. 1, or online at
www.sarasotaopera.org.



directs virtually all of its
resources toward programs for
children, families, homeless-
ness and older adults. If you
are interested in taking part in
this event and supporting the
United Way of Charlotte
County, contact Tammy Jones
at 941-766-4361.


PHOTO COURTESY OF SARASOTA OPERA
Members of the Sarasota Youth Opera at one of the early rehearsals for
"The Hobbit," which will have its United States premier at the Sarasota
Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota Friday Saturday.



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May 8 9, 2008


'Come Blow Your Horn' opens

at Venice Little Theatre


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Neil Simon's "Come Blow
Your Horn" is expected to
end the current Venice Little
Theatre Mainstage season
with laughter as well as
applause.
Simon plays are the stuff
of American comedy theater.
From the beginning of his
lengthy career, Simon had a
knack for showcasing real
people and their real foibles,
earning such applause and
enthusiasm that show after
show set one record or
another on and off
Broadway.
"Come Blow Your Horn,"
which debuted on Broadway
in 1961, earned Simon his
first Tony nomination and
set a run record for the
time. That play also was the
beginning of a Simon string.
For 14 years straight, there
was always at least one
Simon production on the
Great White Way. This will be
the 19th Simon production
at the VLT.
New York actor Bryant
Mason, a graduate of the
Asolo Conservatory for Actor
Training at the FSU Center
for the Performing Arts in
Sarasota, will perform the
role of Alan Baker. He has


been signed to play Macbeth
this summer with the New
York Classical Theatre.
Jeremy Heideman will play
his brother Jeremy, with
Steve Credeur as the father
and a visitor, and Angella
Walton Baker as the mother.
Also in the cast are: Grace
Vitale as Peggy Evans and
Autumn Cassandra Taylor as
Connie Dayton.
Larry Golden who earned
kudos for his portrayal of
Tevye in the VLT production
of "Fiddler on the Roof" in


the 2005-06 season, is the
play's director, the first time
he has been on that side of
the footlights.
That one brother is some-
what of a bon vivant and
ladies man who might lead
the younger brother astray,
causes much commotion
with the pleading parents
who want the younger sib-
ling to return home to join
the family business.
Performances will be
Tuesday through Saturday at
8 p.m. with matinees on


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Horn" at the Venice Little Theatre May 13-25.


Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are
$23 per person.
The Venice Little Theatre is
at 140 W. Tampa Ave., on the


island in downtown Venice.
For tickets, call the box
office at 941-488-1115 or
visit www.venicestage.com.


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AndyWarhol's "15 minutes of
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seen Sarasota's Got A Minute
play festival in Sarasota.
This year's festival, the third, a
cooperative effort by The Eclectic
Theatre Company and the Players
Theatre, is again a fundraiser for
The American Cancer Society and
Making Strides Against Breast
Cancer. The annual event was the
brainchild of Players Artistic
Director Jeff Kin shortly after his
mother was diagnosed with
breast cancer.
The one-minute plays must be
seen to be believed. At last sea-
son's festival, the diminutive pro-
ductions drew both laughter and
tears. So did the antics of the two
lovelies who advanced the clock
arms forward every five minutes
(every five plays).
One of the most poignant sto-
ries was by Sarasota radio per-
sonality, actor and emcee Cliff
Roles. It concerned his mother's
death and was beautifully writ-
ten and lovingly presented by
Roles. Director Robert Trissolini
choreographed the time-
advance segments and Kin over-
saw the production.
Performances for the third
annual festival will be Sept. 12
and 13 at 7:30 p.m.. There also
will be a matinee, at 2 p.m., on
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Meanwhile, the plays need to
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This year's festival theme is
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21 (PG-13) B-
Ben Campbell (Jim Sturgess) is a shy, bril-
liant M.I.T. student who is recruited to join a
group of the school's most gifted students that
heads to Vegas every weekend armed with
fake identities and the know-how to turn the
odds at blackjack in their favor. 1 hr. 58 mins.
Hollywood 20: 1, 4:20, 7:15, 10:15

88 Minutes (R) C-
Al Pacino stars as Dr. Jack Gramm, a col-
lege professor who moonlight as a forensic
psychiatrist for the FBI. When Gramm
receives a death threat claiming he has only
88 minutes to live, he must use all his skills
and training to narrow down the possible
suspects, who include a disgruntled student,
a jilted former lover, and a serial killer who
is already on death row, before his time
runs out. 1 hr. 48 mins.
Hollywood 20: 12:20, 2:50, 5:25, 7:50,
10:20, 12:50 a.m., Fri-Sat; 12:20, 2:50,
5:25, 7:50, 10:20 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 7:55, 10:20

Baby Mama (PG-13) B-
Kate Holbrook (Tina Fey) is a 37-year-old
professional who has always put her profes-
sional life before her personal life, but these
days her biological clock is ticking louder
than ever before. Unfortunately for Kate, the
chance of her ever becoming pregnant is
slim to none. Undaunted, a willful Kate drafts
South Philly working girl Angie Ostrowski
(Amy Poehler) to be a surrogate mother. As
Kate attempts to transform Angie into the
ideal expectant mother, this odd couple will
discover that families aren't always biological,
but occasionally formed through friendship
as well. 1 hr. 36 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:05 a.m., 12:25,
2:45, 5:15, 7:40, 10:10 Fri-Sat; 10:05 a.m.,
12:25, 2:45, 5:15, 7:40 Sun
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 10:35
a.m., 12:50, 2:55, 5:10, 7:25, 9:45
Hollywood 20: 12:45, 3:05, 8:05,10:40
Merchants Crossing 16: 10:55 a.m., 1:30,
4:20, 6:45, 9:10
Town Center 16: 12:50, 3:40, 7:35, 10:15

Flawless (PG-13) B-
Style and substance get equal billing in
this beautifully shot heist film starring Demi
Moore and Michael Caine. In 1960s London,
a business woman and a janitor are eater to
exact revenge on their mutual employer
by stealing a cache of diamonds.
Burns Court: 2:20, 5:15, 7:35
FrankTheatres Galleda Stadium: 11 a.m.,
1:50, 5:15, 7:45, 10

The Forbidden Kingdom (PG-13) C
Jason (Michael Angarano), an American
teenager, is a huge fan of Hong Kong cinema
and old kung-fu movies. While browsing in a
Chinatown pawn shop, he discovers the stick
weapon of an ancient Chinese sage and war-
rior, the Monkey King. The magic relic trans-
ports Jason back in time, where he joins a
band of legendary martial-artists on a quest
to free the imprisoned man. 1 hr. 53 mins.


FrankTheatres Galleda Stadium:
Noon, 8:05
Merchants Crossing 16: 1:20, 7:05
Town Center 16: 12:45, 4:15, 7:45, 10:25

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (R) B
Peter Bretter (Jason Segel) is better-known
as the boyfriend of TV star Sarah Marshall
(Kristen Bell). After she unceremoniously
dumps him, he feels lost and alone but
makes a last-ditch bid to get over it by going
to Hawaii. However, she and her new
boyfriend (Russell Brand) are there in the
same hotel. 1 hr. 52 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 11:30 a.m., 2:15,
5:25, 8:10, 10:55 Fri-Sat; 11:30 a.m.,
2:15, 5:25,8:10 Sun
Frank Theatres Galleda Stadium: 11:45
a.m., 2:20, 4:45, 7:10, 9:30
Hollywood 20: 12:25, 4:05, 7:05,9:40,
12:15 a.m., Fri-Sat; 12:25,4:05, 7:05,
9:40 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:40 a.m., 2:25,
5:05, 7:40,10:15
Town Center 16: 12:40, 4:05, 7:10, 9:50

Harold & Kumar Escape
from Guantanamo Bay (R) C
The same morning that Harold and Kumar
eat at White Castle, Harold learns that Maria,
the girl he lusts after, has set off for
Amsterdam.The pair decide to pursue her so
Harold can proclaim his love. However, an
overzealous airline passenger mistakes
Kumar for a terrorist, and the plane is divert-
ed as the duo get stuck in a case of mistak-
en identity. 1 hr. 42 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 11:45 a.m., 2:30,
5:20, 8:05, 10:50 Fri-Sat; 11:45 a.m., 2:30,
5:20, 8:05 Sun
Hollywood 20: 12:45, 3:05, 5:35, 8:05,
10:40
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:55 a.m., 2:50,
5:25, 8:10,10:40
Town Center 16: 12:20, 3:45, 7:15, 9:45

Iron Man (PG-13) B+
Robert Downey Jr. stars as Tony Stark,
a billionaire industrialist and genius inventor
who builds a high-tech suit of armor to
escape captivity. 2 hrs. 6 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:15 a.m., 11 a.m.,
1:15, 12:45, 1:45, 3:45, 4:45, 6:45, 7:15,
7:45, 9:55, 10:30, 11 Fri-Sat; 10:15 a.m.,
11 a.m., 1:15,12:45, 1:45, 3:45, 4:45,
6:45, 7:15, 7:45 Sun
FrankTheatres Galleda Stadium:
10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1, 1:30, 4, 4:30, 7,
7:30, 9:45, 10:15
Hollywood 20: Noon, 12:30,1:30, 2,3,
3:30, 4:30, 5, 6, 6:30 0, 8, 9,9:30,
10:30, 11, midnight, 12:30 a.m., Fri-Sat;
Noon, 12:30, 1:30, 2, 3, 3:30, 4:30, 5, 6,
6:30, 7:30,8,9,9:30,10:30,11 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 10 a.m., 10:45
a.m., noon, 1, 1:45, 3, 4, 4:45, 6, 7, 7:45, 9,
10, 10:45
Town Center 16: Noon, 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2,
3, 3:30, 4, 4:30, 5, 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8, 9,
9:30, 10, 10:30


Leatherheads (PG-13) B-
In 1925, Dodge Connolly is a charming,
brash football hero who is determined to
guide his team from bar brawls to packed
stadiums. But after the players lose their
sponsor and the entire league faces certain
collapse, Dodge convinces a college football
star to join his ragtag ranks. Welcome to the
team Carter Rutherford, America's favorite
son. This new champ is almost too good to
be true, and Lexie Littleton aims to prove
that's the case. 1 hr. 54 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 4:10, 10:05 Fri-Sat;
4:10 Sun
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 2:10,
5,10:05
Merchants Crossing 16: 10:25 a.m.,
4:05,10:05


Made of Honor (PG-13) C
ForTom (Patrick Dempsey), life is good:
he's sexy, successful, has great luck with the
ladies, and knows he can always rely on
Hannah (Michelle Monaghan), his delightful
best friend and the one constant in his life.
It's the perfect setup until Hannah goes over-
seas to Scotland on a six-week business
trip... and Tom is stunned to realize how
empty his life is without her. He resolves
that when she gets back, he'll ask Hannah to
marry him but is floored when he learns
that she has become engaged to a hand-
some and wealthy Scotsman and plans to
move overseas. When Hannah asks Tom to
be her "maid" of honor, he reluctantly agrees
to fill the role... but only so he can attempt to
woo Hannah and stop the wedding
before it's too late. 1 hr. 41 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:45 a.m., 1:30,
4:30, 7:30, 10:20 Fri-Sat; 10:45 a.m., 1:30,
4:30, 7:30 Sun
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 10:20
a.m., 12:30, 2:45, 5:05, 7:20, 9:25
Hollywood 20: 12:05, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10,
9:50, 12:20 a.m., Fri-Sat; 12:05, 2:30, 4:50,
7:10, 9:50 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 10:50 a.m., 1:25,
4:25, 6:50, 9:15
Town Center 16: 12:15, 2:50, 5:20, 7:50,
10:20

Married Life (PG-13) B-
After many years of marriage, Harry Allen
(Chris Cooper) falls in love with lovely Kay
Nesbitt (Rachel McAdams). Harry therefore
plots to kill his wife Pat (Patricia Clarkson),
because he feels divorce would be too hard
on her. Meanwhile, Harry's roguish best
friend, Richard (Pierce Brosnan), is also in
love with Kay, and would like nothing
better than to steal her out from under
Harry's nose. 1 hr. 30 mins.
Hollywood 20: 12:15, 3:10, 5:30, 7:55,
10:35

Nim's Island (PG) C+
Anything can happen on Nim's Island, a
magical place ruled by a young girl's imagi-
nation. It is an existence that mirrors that of


her favorite literary character, Alex Rover the
world's greatest adventurer. But Alexandra,
the author of the Rover books, leads a reclu-
sive life in the big city. When Nim's father
goes missing from their island, a twist of fate
brings her together with Alexandra. Now they
must draw courage from their fictional hero,
Alex Rover, and find strength in one another
to conquer Nim's Island. 1 hr. 35 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 11:15 a.m., 1:35, 7:20
Merchants Crossing 16: 10:30 a.m.,
12:45,3:10, 5:30
Town Center 16:12:10,2:30,4:55,7:20,9:40

Prom Nigfht (PG-131 B


Donna's senior prom is supposed to be
the best night of her life. After surviving a hor-
rible tragedy, she has finally moved on and is
enjoying her last year of high school.
Surrounded by her best friends, she should
be safe from the horrors of her past. But
when the night turns deadly, Donna and her
friends must find a way to escape the sadis-
tic rampage of an obsessed killer, and sur-
vive a night "to die for.":' 1 hr. 28 mins.
Merchants Crossing 16: 8:20, 10:30

Redbelt (R) NEW
Martial artist Mike Terry
(Chiwetel Ejiofor) lives by a strict code of no
competitions, for he feels that such contests
weaken fighters. After saving a famous action
star (Tim Allen) from a brutal attack, Mike
takes a job in the film industry. He soon finds
his personal beliefs and integrity on the line
as circumstances force him to participate in
a prize fight. 1 hr. 39 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:30 a.m., 12:50,
3:10, 5:35, 8, 10:40 Fri-Sat;
10:30 a.m., 12:50, 3:10, 5:35, 8 Sun
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 10:45
a.m., 1:10, 3:20, 5:30, 7:35, 9:50
Merchants Crossing 16:11:50 a.m., 2:30,
4:55, 7:20, 9:50
Hollywood 20: 12:30, 3:20, 5:30, 7:45,
10:10, 12:35 a.m., Fri-Sat; 12:30, 3:20,
5:30, 7:45, 10:10 Sun

Speed Racer (PG)
Born into the family busi- NEW
ness of race cars, Speed Racer (Emile
Hirsch) is one of the track's hottest
stars. Sitting behind the wheel of his
awesome Mach 5, Speed consistently
blows away the competition. When
Speed turns down an offer from the
head of Royalton Industries, he uncovers
a terrible secret: powerful moguls are fix-
ing the races to boost their profits.
Hoping to beat Royalton at his own
game, Speed enters the same grueling
cross-country race that claimed his
beloved brother's life.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10 a.m., 12:15, 1,
3:30, 4, 6:30, 7, 9:45, 10:15 Fri-Sat;
10 a.m., 12:15, 1, 3:30, 4, 6:30, 7 Sun
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium:
10:15 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:15, 2, 4:15, 5,
7:15, 8, 10


Hollywood 20: 11:50 a.m., 12:20,
12:50, 2:45, 3:15, 3:45, 5:40, 7:20,
7:50, 8:40, 10:15, 10:45, 12:10 a.m.,
Fri-Sat; 11:50 a.m., 12:20, 12:50, 2:45,
3:15, 3:45, 5:40, 7:20, 7:50, 8:40,
10:15, 10:45 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 10:15 a.m.,
11 a.m., 12:15, 1:15, 2, 3:30, 4:15, 5,
6:30, 7:30, 8:15, 9:30, 10:35
Town Center 16: 12:25, 12:55, 1:25,
3:25, 3:55, 4:25, 7:05, 7:25, 7:55,
10:05, 10:35

The Visitor (PG-13) A-
In a world of six billion people, it only
takes one to change your life. In actor and
filmmakerTom McCarthy's follow-up to his
award winning directorial debut The Station
Agent, Richard Jenkins ("Six Feet Under")
stars as a disillusioned Connecticut eco-
nomics professor whose life is transformed
by a chance encounter in New York City.
Burns Court: 2:30, 5:25, 7:45

Ihat Happens in as (PG-13) NEW
Following a night of wild partying, two
strangers (Cameron Diaz, Ashton
Kutcher) awaken to find they've married
each other and won a jackpot.
1 hr. 39 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:10 a.m., 12:30,
3:15, 5:30, 8:15, 10:45 Fri-Sat; 10:10
a.m., 12:30, 3:15, 5:30, 8:15 Sun
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium:
Noon, 2:30, 5:20, 7:50, 10:10
Hollywood 20: 12:10, 12:40, 2:40,
3:10, 5:15, 5:45, 7:40, 8:10, 9:55,
10:25, 12:25 a.m., 12:55 a.m., Fri-Sat;
12:10, 12:40, 2:40, 3:10, 5:15, 5:45,
7:40, 8:10, 9:55, 10:25 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:15 a.m.,
11:45 a.m., 1:55, 2:45, 4:30, 5:15,
7:15, 8, 9:45, 10:25
Town Center 16: 12:05, 12:35, 2:35,
3:05, 5:05, 5:35, 7:40, 8:10, 10:10,
10:40

Young At Heart (NR) NEW
Since 1982 Young At Heart, a chorus
composed of senior citizens, has enter-
tained audiences at home and abroad
with unique renditions of punk, rock, and
rhythm-and-blues songs by musicians as
disparate as the Clash, Coldplay and
James Brown. With a new show entitled
"Alive and Well" six weeks away,
Young@Heart's taskmaster choral
director has six new songs for these
inspiring elders to learn.
While the chorus prepares for the con-
cert, some members struggle with serious
health problems, impressing us even fur-
ther with the special challenges the group
faces. Funny, Poignant, and inspirational,
Stephen Walker's intimate documentary
demonstrates that the Young@Heart chorus
only gets better with age. 107 mins.
Burns Court: 2, 5:05, 7:20


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May 8 9, 2008


'Welcome Back From
Iraq' concert needs
participants
A concert to benefit Iraq
war veterans will be from 10
a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 13 at the
Charlotte County
Fairgrounds, 2333 El Jobean
Road (State Road 776), Port
Charlotte. This will be a bat-
tle of local bands. Organizers
are seeking sponsors, bands,
concessionaires or anyone
else who would like to be a
part of the event. It will be a
family carnival atmosphere
with civic groups running
fundraising booths, and
bands signing autographs,
selling band merchandise
and meeting the public. For
more information, call
941-423-1266 or e-mail
celinaflyguy@gmail.com.


'All My Sons' at
Lemon Bay Playhouse
The play "All My Sons," writ-
ten by Arthur Miller and direct-
ed by Matt McCord, runs at
Lemon Bay Playhouse through
May 18. It tells the story of Joe
Keller and Herbert Deever, who
ran a machine shop during
World War II. Deever was
accused of hiding the fact that
defective airplane parts were
sold to the Army. Those defec-
tive parts caused the deaths of
several airmen. Deever was
convicted and imprisoned for
this crime. Keller, on the other
hand, went free and proceeded
to make a great deal of money.
However, his oldest son, Larry,
was reported "missing in
action," and Keller's wife, Kate,
doesn't know how to deal with
that. The shadows of this cata-
strophe dominate the action to
its electrifying conclusion.
"All My Sons" is based on a
true story, which Arthur
Miller's then-mother-in-law
pointed out in an Ohio news-
paper. The story described how
a woman informed on her
father who had sold faulty


parts to the U.S. military
duringWWII.
Ticket information is
available at the box office at
96W. Dearborn St., Englewood,
by calling 941-475-6756.

Bicycle safety rodeo
Kays-Ponger Funeral Homes
and Cremation Services at 635
E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, is
holding a bicycle safety rodeo
from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday
to educate the children in our
community about the impor-
tance of bicycle safety.
The Punta Gorda Police and
Fire departments are teaming
up with Kays-Ponger Funeral
Homes and Cremation Services
to invite families to witness a
Bicycle Safety demonstration
and receive a free DNA kit for
children. Sparky the fire dog
will be making a visit to teach
children about fire safety in our
community. There will also
have a demonstration from our
Escape School child abduction
program along with free give-
aways. For more information
on the Escape School Program,
visit the Web site kays-
ponger.com and click on
Community Programs.
There will be free hot dogs
and drinks, 100 free helmets
donated by the state
Department of Transportation,
Honeybee the clown doing
face-painting and
Liberty Ice Cream.
Acme Bicycle Shops will be
donating a girl's bike and a
boy's bike. Registration will
take place during the event.
For more information, contact
Kays-Ponger Funeral Homes
and Cremation Services at
941-639-1133.

Auxiliary Flotilla 92
open house
The U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary Flotilla 92 of North
Port will demonstrate to the
public boating safety skills and
how to survive on the water
during an open house
Saturday. Children will also


learn how to properly put on
and wear a life jacket.
Safety demonstrations will
be given during the open
house from noon to 4 p.m. at
7030 Chancellor Blvd.
in North Port.
National Safe Boating Week
begins May 17 through May 23.
A surprise gift for the winner
of the door prize will be award-
ed. Refreshments will be pro-
vided to all who attend. Call
Frank Colucci at 941-423-0295
for more information.

Open Mic Night
The Peace River Center for
Writers will hold an Open Mic


Night 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Monday at Fishermen's
Village Center Stage,
1200 W. Retta Esplanade,
Punta Gorda.
Read or recite poems, short
stories, essays, or whatever
you have written. Singer-
songwriters are invited to per-
form original works. Listeners
are welcome too. The event is
free and open to the public.
For more information, call
941-575-1976 or e-mail peac-
eriverwriters@comcast.net.

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Casino Trip
The Knights of Columbus is


sponsoring a one-day trip to
the Hard Rock Casino in
Tampa on Monday, departing
from the St. Raphael Parish
Center parking lot, 770
Kilbourne Ave., Englewood,
at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $30 per
person and includes the
round-trip motor coach, a $5
food voucher and $25 free play
coupons. Reservations are
required by May 9, with
information to include name,
address, date of birth or play-
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be made payable to Knights of
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CALENDAR EXTRAS
Sarasota 'Big Band'
Jazz Ensemble
The Sarasota "Big Band"
Jazz Ensemble will perform at
7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The
ensemble is made up of
approx. 25 musicians, direct-
ed by Tony Benade, leads the
band playing charts from
Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey,
Count Basie, Duke Ellington,


Glenn Miller, Benny
Goodman, Woody Herman
and Artie Shaw jazz favorites,
smooth and mellow, with
some improvisational music
at Mildred Sainer Music &
Arts Pavilion at New College
of Florida, 5800 Bay Shore
Road, Sarasota. The Mildred
Sainer Music & Arts Pavilion
is the building next to the
Ringling Museum, near


University Parkway, on the
west side of U.S. 41. Tickets
are $15 and may be
purchased at the door.
For more information, call
941-487-4491.

Kids Heart Show
The second Kids Heart
Show art exhibition and auc-
tion will be held at 5:30 p.m.
May 15 on the fourth floor of


the Charlotte Regional
Medical Center office build-
ing, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta
Gorda (across the parking lot
from the hospital).
The event will feature origi-
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elementary schools, silent
and live art auctions, food


and drinks and
"Pawtographs" from area ser-
vice and therapy dogs.
Proceeds will benefit EARS
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Center for Great Apes, the
Animal Welfare League of
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DESOTO COUNTY
* Bulldogs Roadhouse
4313 NW Highway 70, Arcadia.
863-993-9989.
www.Bulldogsroadhouse.com.
Thursday, karaoke with Buz.
7 p.m. Wednesday, Pool Tournament.
-The Loading Zone
2135 U.S. 17, Arcadia.
863-494-9688.
Friday Saturday, karaoke/dance with Buz.
8:30 p.m. Sunday, pool tournament.
8 p.m. Monday, pool tournament.
Tuesday, Texas Hold-em poker.
* Nav-A-Gator Bar & Grill
9700 S.W. Riverview Circle
(off Kings Highway)
941-625-4407.
7 p.m.- 10 p.m. Thursday, Jim Morris.
- Spurs & Spokes
4135 S.W. Highway 17, Arcadia.
863-993-0974.
7 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Wednesday,
karaoke.
- Wagon Wheel Saloon
165 S. Polk Ave., Arcadia.
863-494-6803.
Friday, karaoke with Bob and Jerry.

ENGLEWOOD
* Blue Lagoon Restaurant
2000 Oyster Creek Drive, Englewood.
5 p.m. 8 p.m. Thursday, Terry Anthony
& Friends with a tribute to Frank Sinatra.
5 p.m. 9 p.m. Friday, George McClain.
5 p.m. 10 p.m. Saturday, Dave Bryan.
5 p.m. -11 p.m. Sunday, Jack Mosley.
* Calico Jack's
1950 Beach Road, Englewood.
941-475-8671.
9 p.m.- 1 a.m. Frday Saturday, The FatTones.
* End Zone
2411 S. McCall Road, Englewood.
941-698-4019.
7 p.m. 9 p.m. Monday, Live trivia.
- Junior's
2643 Placida Road, Grove City.
941-474-8730.
Thursday and Sunday, karaoke.
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, DJ.
7 p.m. Monday, Texas Hold 'em Poker
tournaments with registration at 6 p.m.
- Steamers
3754 N. Access Road, Englewood.
941-473-2111.
8:30 p.m. Frday Saturday, local entertainment.

NORTH PORT
* Olde World Restaurant
11415 S.Tamiami Trail, North Port.
941-426-1155.
7 p.m.- 10 p.m. Thursday, Open mic night.
8 p.m. 12 a.m. Friday, karaoke.
7 p.m. Saturday, Monday, No limit Texas
Hold 'em Poker tournaments.
Registration at 6 p.m.
7 p.m. Tuesday, swing dancing. lessons
start at 7 p.m., dancing at 8 p.m.
* Stuff A Belly Diner
14525 Tamiami Trail. North Port.
941-426-9885.
5 p.m -8 p.m. Friday and Monday,
Ron & Trish "Music and Comedy."


PORT CHARLOTTE
*American Legion Post 110
3152 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte.
6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Wednesday,
Kool Katz Band.
* Blue Parrot Bar
1059 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-625-3930.
9 p.m. Friday, men's night.
9 p.m. Tuesday, Service industry night.
* Boomers
2360 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-743-4140.
Friday Saturday in the Tiki Bar, Classic
Rock and Roll.
Friday Saturday in the Club, Country-Western.
Friday Saturday in the Lounge, Karaoke.
* Chubby'z 2
4109 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
7 p.m. Monday, Texas Hold 'em Poker tour-
naments with registration at 6 p.m.
4 p.m. Saturday, Texas Hold 'em Poker
tournaments with registration at 3 p.m.
* Coyote's
4300 Kings Highway, Schoolhouse Square,
Port Charlotte.
941-629-2114.
Thursday, Mechanical Bull Riding
and DJ Daron.
The first Thursday of every month is bike
night at 7 p.m. with Florida Motorsports.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
Saturday and Sunday, $1000 Texas Hold
'em Poker tournament qualifiers.


9 p.m. 2 a.m. Friday Saturday,
Live country bands.
9 p.m. 2 a.m. Monday,
karaoke with DnD Karaoke.
9 p.m. 2 a.m. Tuesday, karaoke
with DnD Karaoke.
10 p.m. Tuesday, karaoke contest.
9 p.m. 2 a.m. Wednesday, Open mic.
* Deep Creek Elks
1133 Capricorn Blvd., Deep Creek.
941-764-6865.
5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Friday Saturday,
dinner and dancing.
5:30 p.m. Tuesday, karaoke.
* House of Prime Restaurant
Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-613-4020.
Hafla belly dancing show at 8 p.m.
every third Friday of the month.
* Joe Cracker
1020 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte.
941-258-3444.
8 p.m.- midnight Friday, Tuccy.
8 p.m. midnight Saturday,
karaoke with Michelle.
* Johny's Diner & Pub
1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-255-0094.
Karaoke the third Saturday of every month.
* Loony Bin Pub Eatery & Pub
1182 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
www.loonybinpub.com.
941-255-5999.
1 p.m. Thursday Texas Hold 'em Poker
tournament with registration at noon.
7 p.m. Thursday Texas Hold 'em Poker


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Bruce Nye, The Elvis Guy! 6-9pm
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Laurie Colvin 5-9pm
Sun. 5/11, Smoked Mullet I-Spm
Mon. 5/12, Dual Sax Ron & The Hornets 5-9pm
Tue. 5/13, *** DULCIMERS *** 12-2pm
Laurie Colvin 5-9pm
Wed. 5/14, *** CHAKULLA *** 12-3pm
Banjos with Greg Allen & Friends 5-9pm
Thurs. 5/15, Gulf Coast Banjo Society I lam- :30pm
Ricky & Franky, 50s & 60s Dance Party 5-9pm
Fri. 5/16, Skunk Monkey 1-3pm
Bruce Stuart 5-9pm


tournament with registration at 6 p.m.
4 p.m. Sunday, Texas Hold 'em Poker
tournament with registration at 3 p.m.
1 p.m. Tuesday, Texas Hold 'em Poker
tournament with registration at noon.
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Friday, The Fog Band.
* Port Charlotte Elks #2153
20225 Kenilworth Blvd., off Veterans
Blvd., Port Charlotte.
941-627-9811.
Friday, music by LaCroix.
6 p.m. 10 p.m. Saturday, music by
Kool Katz Band.
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23241 Bayshore Road,
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941-629-3055.
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Thursday,
Ladies night with DJ T.
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Saturday,
Dance music with DJ T.
8 p.m. midnight Tuesday,
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* Q's Sports Bar and Girl
4030 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-764-6969.
8 p.m.Thursday, ACS League 8 Ball.
10:30 p.m.Thursday, $100 First Place
Open 8 Ball Tournament.
7 p.m. Friday, Black Jack
Poker Tournament.
8 p.m. Friday, Open 9 Ball Tournament.
9 p.m. -1 a.m. Friday, Karaoke with Joanna.
7 p.m. Saturday, Texas Hold 'em Poker.
8 p.m. Saturday, Open 8 Ball Tournament.
3 p.m. Sunday, Alabama 8 Ball
Tournament.
8 p.m. Monday, APA League 9 Ball.
8 p.m.Tuesday, In-House League 9 Ball.
7 p.m. Wednesday, Free Texas Hold'em Poker.
8 p.m. Wednesday, APA League 8 Ball.
* Sports City
4660 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-627-6264.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m.Thursday, live music.
8 p.m.- midnight Friday, live music.
8 p.m. midnight Saturday, live music.
4 p.m. 7 p.m. Sunday, live music.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m.Tuesday, karaokewith Marlene.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m. Wednesday, live music.




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- Treasure Lanes
1059 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-625-3930.
11:30 p.m. Friday, Cosmic Bowl.
8 p.m. Saturday, Cosmic Bowl.
9:15 p.m. Monday, Quarter Night.
9 p.m. Tuesday, Service Industry Night.
-Tuscany Room
23241 Bay Shore Drive, Charlotte Harbor.
941-743-2800.
Wednesday, Diamond Night.
* Visani featuring The Comedy Zone
23490 Spencer Court, off Kings Highway,
Port Charlotte. 941-629-9191.
8 p.m. Thursday, live comedy with Mark
Reedy and Irving Louis.
7:30 p.m., 10 p.m. Friday Saturday, live
comedy with Mark Reedy and Irving Louis.
2 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Sunday, live comedy
with Mark Reedy and Irving Louis.
7 p.m. Tuesday, Al Holland and Tim


Goodman. The 2 Heavy Crew Show.
8 p.m. Wednesday, live comedy with
Michael Mack and Pat Duax.
- Ziggy's Lounge
1825 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-225-1080.
7 p.m. Friday, Texas Hold 'em Poker tourna-
ments with registration at 6 p.m.

PUNTA GORDA
* Captain's Table Restaurant & Lounge
Fishermen's Village, 1200 W. Retta
Esplanade, Punta Gorda.
941-637-1177.
5 p.m. -10 p.m. Friday Saturday Mable at the piano.
5 p.m.- 9 p.m.Tuesday-Thursday Mable atthe piano.
* Danny's Deep Creek Pub
24901 Sandhill Blvd. Unit 14, Punta Gorda.
941-764-0640.
10 p.m. Friday, karaoke with Danny.


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9 p.m. Saturday, karaoke contest.
8 p.m. Monday, APA Pool league.
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, karaoke with Danny.
* Fishermen's Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda.
941-639-8721.
5 p.m. 9 p.m. Friday, Sound Investment.
10 a.m. 6 p.m. Saturday, noon 5 p.m.
Sunday, Arts & Crafts Show.


5 p.m. 9 p.m. Saturday, The Top Hats.
6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Monday,
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7 p.m.- 9 p.m. Wednesday, country line
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FROM PAGE 16
* Harpoon Harry's Lounge & Raw Bar
Fishermen's Village, 1200 W. Retta
Esplanade, Punta Gorda.
941-637-1177.
8 p.m.- 11 p.m. Thursday,
karaoke with DJ Franco.
* Mamma Nunzia
1975 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda.
941-575-7575.
7 p.m. Tuesday, Jam session.
7 p.m. Wednesday, dinner and dancing.
Tuesday Saturday, live music.
* Mooseheads
318 Tamiami Trail #111
Corner of U.S. 41 North and Virginia,
Punta Gorda.
941-505-0404.
8 p.m.Thursday, Open mic night.
9 p.m. Saturday, Terry Hogan.
4 p.m. Sunday, Poker.
8 p.m. Sunday, Rock Band game.
7 p.m. Monday, Darts tournament.
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jazz/Blues
night with Hip Pocket.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Poker.
* Peace River Seafood
Highway 17, Punta Gorda.
941-505-8440.
5 p.m. 8 p.m. Friday, Bruce Stuart.
5 p.m. 8 p.m. Tuesday, Mark the Pan Guy.
* The Perfect Caper
121 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda.
941-505-9009.
6:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m. Thursday- Friday,
Live Jazz in the lounge.
* PortoBello
1200 Matecumbe Key Road,
Burnt Store Marina,
Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda.
941-639-3650.
7 p.m. 1 a.m. Thursday, karaoke.
7 p.m. 10 p.m. Friday, The Yard Dogs.
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8 p.m. Thursday, Terry Hogan.
8 p.m. Friday, Jason Brownie.
- Scotty's Last Chance
25354 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda.
941-639-1005.
Pool tournament Tuesdays; karaoke
Thursday, Saturday night.
- Slip-Not Lounge
1601 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda.
941-639-7677.
7 p.m. 11 p.m. Thursday, Two Can Jam.
7 p.m. -10 p.m. Thursday, karaoke by
M&M inside.
8 p.m. midnight Friday, Riverside.
8 p.m. midnight Saturday, Sudden Impact.
3 p.m. 7 p.m. Sunday, Freemont John.
6 p.m. 10 p.m. Tuesday, Sudden Impact.
6 p.m. 10 p.m. Wednesday, Anything Goes.
-Tower Lagoon
Highway 17, Punta Gorda.
941-639-8222.
7 p.m. Friday, Karaoke with Country Jim.
2:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Saturday,
live music with Signal 20.
3 p.m. Sunday, Karaoke with M&M.
7 p.m. Wednesday, Karaoke.

VENICE
* Bella Luna Cafe
200 W. Miami Ave., Venice.
941-488-3089.
6 p.m. 9 p.m. Saturday, entertainment.


* Buddy's Pizza
822 Pinebrook Road, Venice.
941-484-6551.
5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and
Thursday, Patti Highland.
* Caribbean Snow-Ball Company
Venice Beach Pavilion
101 The Esplanade, Venice.
941-483-9070.
5 p.m. Sunset. Saturday,
Bruno & The Venice Karaoke Dance Party.
6 p.m. 8 p.m. Monday,
Bluegrass Band & Jam.
6 p.m.- 8 p.m. Tuesday, Country Time Band.
* Harmony House
Inside Holiday Inn,
455 U.S. 41 Bypass, Venice.
941-412-3000.
6 p.m. 10 p.m. Friday Saturday,
Parlour Show '60s
6 p.m. 10 p.m. Sunday,
Parlour Show Variety.
7 p.m. 9 p.m. Monday, Line dancing.
7 p.m.- 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jazz Jam.
7 p.m.- 9 p.m. Wednesday, Country music.
7 p.m. 10 p.m. Thursday, Shari Linette,
in the lounge.
* Honoluana Island Grill
222 Airport Ave., Venice.
7 p.m. 11 p.m. Friday, Koko Ray &The
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Honoluana 10 Year Reunion Pirate Party.
4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Ribbon Cutting & Sign
Party with Jimi Banks.
7 p.m. Wednesday, karaoke
with Bruno of Venice.
6 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Thursday, DJ "Dine &
Dance" with Bruno of Venice.
- Saltwater Cafe
1071 N.Tamiami Trail, Nokomis.
941-488-3775.
7 p.m. 11 p.m. Friday,
Kick Off Party with Tommy Doerr.
7 p.m. 11 p.m. Saturday,
Oldies night with DooWop Denny.


11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. Sunday,
Brunch with Gary Lesher.
* Sharky's on the Pier
1600 S. Harbor Drive, Venice.
941-488-1456.
6 p.m. 10 p.m. Wednesday -Thursday,
David Moore.
Nightwatch is a free, weekly listing of
entertainment at area nightclubs and
restaurants. To include your club or
restaurant on the list, fax the information,
by noon on Monday, to 941-629-2085,
or e-mail to letsgo@sun-herald.com.


Englewood Elks

Lodge 2378


MAY EVENTS
MOTHER'S DAY
Sunday, May 11th, the Lodge will celebrate Mother's Day.
The ceremony will begin at Noon with dinner following
till 3:30 PM. Menu will be choice of Roast Turkey Breast
w/ Dressing, Baked Virginia Ham w/ Raisin Sauce or
Baked Grouper, Mashed Potato, Vegetable dujour, roll &
butter. Coffee, tea, or iced tea, and Desserts, $15.00 p/p.
Music from 1:00 4:00 PM will be provided by
Somnny & Sable. Reservations will be taken
for the dinner beginning on May 1st.

WEDNESDAY COMEDY NIGHT
Starting April 9th, Comedy Night will run for 13
consecutive weeks featuring a line of Comedians who
have appeared around the country. They are headliners
straight from the Late Show and Comedy Central.
Comedy Night is sponsored by Radio Station WENG in
Englewood. The cost of the show is $8.00 P/P in advance
or $10.00 P/P at the door. Showtime is 8:00 PM
with open seating. Dinner will also be available
from 5:00 to 7:00 PM
ELKS HARD ROCK CASINO DAY
Wednesday, May 21st
Cost: $40.00 per person
You receive $25.00 in Machine Money,
a $5.00 Meal Voucher, Round Trip Transportation
and Dinner upon return at the Elks Lodge,
" V plus one well drink and continental breakfast.
,44 Depart at 8:30 AM from the Elks and
3:30 from the Casino.

MEMORIAL DAY PICNIC BUFFET
Monday, May 26th
12 Noon to 3:30pm
$7.50
Music by Jay Smith 1:00 4:00 PM

CALL FOR MORE
INFORMATION
401 N. Indiana Avenue
Englewood, FL
941-474-1404






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Boomers I $
2360 Tamiami Trail $
(941) 743-4140
Indoor Sports Bar w/DJ and karaoke as well as one of the
largest tiki bars in the area. Live country bands on Friday
& Saturday nights. Join us for happy hour.


your Guide to Restaurants on the Suncoast
Average
Breakfast Dinner Kids Menu $$ 10-20
% de $$$ >20
Lunch Reservations
Lunch Accepted Early Bird Waterfront
Johnny Leverocks L I
7092 Placida Rd.
(941) 698-6900
Casual, American cuisine, full bar, onion-crusted
Salmon, daily specials, seafood and more.
Rum Bay
7092 Placida Rd. 111 $$
(water taxi adjacent to Leverock's)
(941) 697-0566
Located on Palm Island, $5 water taxi (2 under free),
famous baby-back ribs, seafood.
Gulf View Grille I
2095 N. Beach Rd. )
(941) 475-3500
Great ambience, only waterfront restaurant in
Englewood. Full service bar, Sunday brunch.
Howard's l
1400 Aqua View Ln. \
(941) 473-0171 $$
Waterfront dining, 1/4 mile East of Beach Rd and McDonald's on Rt.
776. Specializing in Seafood & Steaks Early bird & lunch specials.
Lock & Key
Restaurant & Pub ITT $$
2045 N. Beach Rd.
(941) 474-1517
Across from Englewood Beach, seafood & beef
specialists, full bar.
Saltwater Cafe T
1071 N. Tamiami Trail $ J
(941) 488-3778
Seafood, raw bar, steaks, pasta & pizza.
Sunday Brunch, full service bar and wine list.


Gatorz Bar & Grill
3816 Tamiami Trail
(941) 625-5000


China Buffet
4311 Aiden Lane
(941) 423-9594


Three beautiful dining rooms, 100 items on buffet inc.
snowcrab, sushi, chinese & american, all you can eat!


Heron Creek Golf & CC
5201 Heron Creek Blvd.
(941) 240-5100


Casual & fine dining! Overlooking the golf course. Full
bar. Banquets and weddings.
Rosebuds Steak & f s
Seafood House $
2215 S. Tamiami Trail
(941) 918-8771
Tender Angus Beef, fresh seafood, sautes, delicious
veal & chicken dishes, extensive wine list.


Enjoy outside dining. Happy hour -Mon Thurs Fri Sat
* Sun. Tues & Wed 250 wings. Live music 7 days a week.


Joe Cracker
1020 El Jobean Rd
(941) 258-3444


e0 l3 $


Casual dining, 27 flat panel TVs, wings, pizza, seafood,
22 beers on tap. Outside dining and tiki bar.
Sweet's Diner 0Ip t $
2320 Tamiami Trail #9
41 Between Forest Nelson & Midway next to 'The Cow"
(941) 624-3700
Hot, fast, breakfast. Expanded lunch menu. Open 7 days
a week 6 a.m. 2:30 p.m. Formerly Simply Cafe


Visani
23490 Spencer Court
(941) 629-9191


III Rj $$


Freshly prepared Italian meals- Black Angus Steaks.
Live comedy every Thursday, Friday & Saturday.
Burnt Store Grille 7 IfT
3941 Tamiami Trail
Suite 3131
(941) 575-2757
Family Restaurant, continental italian cuisine. Fast service,
delicious daily specials. Happy hour 4-6pm.
The Captain's Table lT s $$
1200 Retta Esplanade III I '
"At the end of Fisherman's Village"
(941) 637-1177
Elegant dining overlooking Charlotte Harbor Breath-
taking sunsets. Live piano bar Tue.- Sat. Sunday Brunch.
Harpoon Harry's 9 f A $$
1200 Retta Esplanade w I I v
"At the end of Fisherman's Village"
(941) 637-1177
Waterfront sports bar, over 30 TVs, live entertainment
Wed, Fri. & Sat. Karaoke dance party on Thurs.
Mamma Nunzia If
1975 Tamiami Trail
(941) 575-7575
Private room, full bar, entertainment,
early bird lunch $5.95 www.mamma-nunzia.com


The Perfect Caper
121 E. Marion
(941) 505-9009


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Charlotte County's choice for upscale dining with live Jazz
in JR's cocktail lounge, private dining & catered events.
Riviera Oyster Bar lIfT s
5500 Deltona Dr. 1
(941) 639-2633
Oldest family water front restaurant.
Full bar, all you can eat specials.
Lunch on Saturday & Sunday only.
Swiss Chocolate + w $ t $
403 Sullivan St.
(941) 639-9484
Gourmet chocolates, Norman Love Confections,
pastries, coffees, teas, cappuccino, lattes & an art
gallery attached.


*11@ $


Sparrow's Jazz & Blues $ $
Lounge at Captain's Table I -1 $$
Fisherman's Village
(941) 637-1177 ext. 113
Late night menu specializing in fondue, sushi & seafood.
Nightly entertainment, fine cigars, wines, ports & martinis.


Trattoria Limoncello
10361 Tamiami Trail
(941) 639-6500


b* \ ess


Authentic Italian specialties, family atmosphere, pizza,
pasta, seafood, veal & chicken, Beer & wine.


The Crow's Nest
1968 Tarpon Center Drive
(941) 484-9551


Venice's waterfront landmark since 1976. Fresh caught
seafood, steaks, and award-winning wine list.
Dara Thai
1965A S. Tamiami Trail $$
(941) 493-8499 111
The finest in authentic Thai cuisine, Cambodian &
Vietnamese. Former chef of Thai Bistro.
Myakka River Oyster Bar
121 Playmore Dr.
(941) 423-9616 $
Waterfront dining. Great seafood, steaks, pasta. Full
bar, daily early bird specials. Margaritas.


Snook Haven
5000 E. Venice Ave.
(941) 485-7221


Live entertainment daily! Venice's best kept secret!.


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Englewood 681-3000

DeSoto 494-2434

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ROAD TRIP
May 8 9, 2008


Paddle

By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Experience the Serengeti,
without having to board an
airplane or cross the Atlantic
Ocean.
At the Brevard Zoo, which
is on the other side of the
state instead of on the other
side of the ocean, visitors,
accompanied by a guide, can
kayak through an area that
resembles the wooded areas
of the Serengeti National
Park, Tanzania, South Africa.
Kayaking also is offered in
the zoo's wetland area and
also off site but nearby.
Rounding the bend and
looking up into the trees,
paddlers will see reticulated
and other varieties of giraffes.
On my most recent visit,
there was even a youngster
only about 8 or 9 feet tall.
According to one of the 300
docents who donate their
time to the zoo, the calf was
nearly 6 feet tall when born.
The Serengeti remains on my
"want to go there list" but
thanks to the Brevard Zoo I
have had a taste of some of
what is to be found on that
continent and especially at
that park. At the Brevard's
giraffe platform, you can feed
them and sometimes, pet
them. The platform puts
guests at eye level with the
giraffes. Giraffe food costs $2.
A short walk away, at
Lorikeet Landing, for $1, you


Motorcoach trip to
Georgia planned
The Burnt Store Presbyterian
Church Travel Team has
planned a trip from Oct. 21-24
to see historic Savannah and
quaint Jekyll Island in Georgia.
Highlights of the trip include
a narrated trolley tour of


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through Africa at the Brevard Zoo


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SUN PHOTO BY KIM COOL
Brevard Zoo giraffes can be hard on trees. They can strip them raw by
nibbling on the leaves and then spend many hours rubbing against
them as this one is doing at the zoo near Melbourne.


can feed nectar to the little
parrots dwelling there.
Should you get hungry while
feeding the animals, people
food is just a short stroll away
at the Flamingo Cafe.


Savannah, with a visit to one of
the historic homes, a river
cruise, and a tram tour of Jekyll
Island that will provide a
glimpse into the lives of some
of the nation's 19th century
wealthiest citizens like J.P
Morgan and William
Rockefeller.
The trip cost is $589 per per-


Brevard zookeepers feed
the zoo's otters on a regular
schedule enabling visitors to
learn more about those little
creatures as well as about
the much taller giraffes and


son, double occupancy, and
includes three nights of
accommodations, eight full
meals, daily attractions, lug-
gage handling, taxes, gratuities
and motorcoach transporta-
tion. Locally owned KeRu
Motorcoach Company will be
coordinating the travel logis-
tics.


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Melbourne.
Phone: 321-254-9453
Web site: www.brevardzoo.org.
Admission: $11.50 for adults, 10.50
for seniors and $8.50 for students
aged 2-12.
Parking: Free
Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last
admission at 4:15 p.m. During July
and August, the zoo remains open
until 9 p.m. each Saturday, with the
last admission at 8 p.m.
Handicap accessible.

the tiny lorikeets.
No Florida zoo is complete
without alligators. They too
are fed on a regular sched-
ule, as are the zoo's croco-
diles so that visitors can
watch. Crocodiles also are
native to the state, found
primarily in the southern-
most area. While there are
many similarities between
the two creatures, by the
time you watch the feedings,
listen to a docent or two,
and study them up close -
but not too close you
should be able to discern the
differences. Find both in
Brevard's Wild Florida sec-
tion.
On display through
Sunday is Planet Dinosaur,
which features 13 robotic
dinosaurs. There is an extra
charge of $5 to see them.
Weekends, the Brevard Zoo
offers more chances to get


Reservations, with a $100
deposit, must be made by Aug.
24. The deposit is fully refund-
ed for any cancellations prior
to Aug. 24.
Reservations may be made
at the church during business
hours or before and after wor-
ship services on Sunday morn-
ings. For more information,


please call the church office at
941-639-0001 during business
hours, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday, or by
e-mail to info83@embarq-
mail.com.
Burnt Store Presbyterian
Church is located at 11330
Burnt Store Road,
Punta Gorda.


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4). Take 1-4 east to Exit 72 (SR-28,
Beeline Expressway East). Merge into
1-95.Travel south to Exit 191 (CR-509
Wickham Road). Turn left, going east
past Patrick AFB. The zoo is just ahead
at 8225 North Wickham Road.

off the boardwalk that circles
through its property. The
zoo's Wild Adventures -
Destination Africa gives
guests one-on-one interac-
tion with the zoo's keepers.
For an extra fee, weekend
guests may interact with
some of the more unusual
animals and learn about
their care and feeding.
Reservations are suggested.
The African connection is
especially strong at the zoo.
In addition to providing sev-
eral opportunities to see
and/or interact with African
creatures, the zoo supports
chimpanzee research in the
Congo and an education
center in Kenya.
Sea turtle research and
manatee rescue also receive
support from this zoo.
That all this happens at a
56-acre zoological park
proves that good things do
indeed come in small pack-
ages.
The zoo is open daily
except Thanksgiving and
Christmas. For information,
call 321-254-9453 or visit
www.brevardzoo.org.





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