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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: August 1, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: semiweekly
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Subject: Newspapers -- Venice (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Sarasota -- Venice
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 56, no. 7 (April 4-6. 2001)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Issue for April 4-6, 2001 also called April 4, 2001.
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Educators leery of 'tax swap' proposal


BY GERALD A. ROGOVIN
CORRESPONDENT

A proposed amendment to
the state Constitution that
would reduce the average bill for
taxpayers in unincorporated
Sarasota County by about 28
percent via a tax swap has stirred
up educators across the state.
It will mean more problems
in paying for the public schools,


they say.
Constitutional Amendment 5
would take effect in 2010 if
passed by the state Legislature. It
would eliminate the "required
local effort" portion of property
taxes that pay to operate the
public schools.
It would also reduce the
amount that nonhomesteaded
property assessments can in-
crease each year from 10 percent


to 5 percent.
The amendment would re-
place about $3 billion of the tax
cut by increasing the state sales
tax to 7 percent from 6 percent.
The reaction has been quick
and thunderous.
Several education groups last
week joined a lawsuit from the
Coalition to Protect Florida's
Economy to remove Amend-
ment 5 from the November bal-


lot. A hearing is scheduled for
Aug. 13.
Dr. Kathy Kleinlein, chair of
the Sarasota County School
Board, described herself as "very
uncomfortable with funding our
schools with an unstable tax."
Shortfall?
Florida Tax Watch opposes
the amendment.
"The solution is worse than


the problem," said Dominic
Calabro, chief executive officer.
"This amendment would not
be in the best interest of taxpay-
ers," FTW observed in a state-
ment.
Despite urging legislators in
recent years to reduce property
taxes that pay for schools "as the
best way to give equitable prop-

Please see SWAP, 12A


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SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.com
Residents of North Venice complain that industrial operations north of their homes are showering their property
with potentially harmful dust, and that neither the city of Venice nor Sarasota County seems to be doing anything
about it.



Study will track industrial pollution


BY JON BRANTHOOVER
STAFF WRITER

A joint effort between the Ve-
netian Golf & River Club
Homeowners Association and
state representative hopeful Sam
Rosenfeld may help determine
how big a barrier there should be
between the community and the
adjacent industrial park.
Residents are concerned that
the current one allows too much
noise and air pollution to enter
into VGRC, which is situated


directly south of a 900-acre
industrial park.
Rosenfeld, who is not a resi-
dent of VGRC but is running to
represent the district it sits in,
asked University of South Flor-
ida Occupational and Environ-
mental Studies Department
Chair Tom Bernard to assemble
a student team to set up instru-
ments and measure the amount
of pollution drifting across the
barrier.
The study's aim is to give the
association reliable data on how


unsafe the current conditions
are for residents and how high a
barrier would needed to be to
alleviate the problem. Bernard
said that the students will be
looking at two variables.
"We want to study the
amount of dust near the fence
line bordering the industrial
park, and the level of noise pro-
duced by the mining operations
as heard from the VG&RC," he
said.

Please see STUDY, 12A


BY BOB MUDGE
EDITOR

Is there any city board that
isn't talking about the airport?
It was a major topic at
Thursday's meeting of the city of
Venice Economic Development
Task Force.
And, although the task force
deferred voting on a list of prior-


ities, the airport is a principal
component of the first one:
identifying underutilized prop-
erty in the city and how it could
improve the economic vitality of
the community.
"To me it's our greatest
opportunity for economic vitali-
ty downtown ... to take advan-

Please see TASK, 7A


SUN PHOTO BY BOB MUDGE
Dave Lowell of Ram Marine Services addresses the city's Economic De-
velopment Task Force Thursday. He urged the members to try to find a way
for local businesses to get a leg up in securing government contracts.


School board candidate Puleo states her concerns


Millicent
Puleo is run-
ning for the
Sarasota
County
School Board
District 2 seat
held by Caro-
line Zucker.
The challeng- Puleo
er for this
nonpartisan position recently
gave an interview to Staff Writer
Audrey Blackwell.
Q.Why are you running?
A. I'm a parent with children
in the school system. What dri-


ves me is how the money of tax-
payers is spent. You do not go
before the public and endorse a
referendum for 1 mill, the refer-
endum installed in 2002 and
voted for again in 2006 -
because the community is so
generous and it will be up
again in 2010.
Q. Are you OK with the 1-mill refer-
endum or do you think it is too much
money?
A. I'm OK with half a mill if
we need it. We have two years to
go before the vote.
Q. Have you seen the tentative bud-
get, and what do you think about it?


A. I just got the budget and
have not had a chance to review
it. They will have to decide what
to do. I know there is a decrease
in enrollment, and it plays a
role in the budget.
Q. Do you think you'll be able to
work with the other board members?
A. I sit on other boards. It's all
about teamwork; not about me.
I sit on the Library Advisory
Board, for one. See my Web site
www.vote.millicent.com.
My husband and I own and
operate a business, Sarasota
Auto Rentals, directly across the
street from the school board.


I've worked in ESOL (English for
speakers of other languages).
Q. Do you think the current board
works well together?
A. Frank Kovach was re-elect-
ed to his position when no one
opposed him. Carol Todd has
been there 10 years. Kathy
Kleinlein has been on the board
a long time. I think they work
well; they have taken a course
(Master Board); they have
learned to deal with different
personalities and each other's
needs. Some need to see a doc-
ument where another can just
hear about it; some need to see


the numbers and ask "show me
the big picture" for their com-
fort level and they can reach a
stage to make a decision.
I do not see any problem
now. It is hard to say when I'm
on the outside how well they get
along. It is important for me to
see what comes out on the
agenda and how things are
voted. I would not want to rub-
ber stamp things; I'd want to
understand them.
Q. What is the most important
issue facing the board?

Please see PULEO, 7A


Zucker seeking another term on school board


Caroline
Z uc k er ,
incumbent, is
running for
the Sarasota
County
School Board,
District 2 seat,
a nonpartisan
position. She Zucker
recently gave
an interview to Staff Writer
Audrey Blackwell.
Q. You are currently vice chair of
the school board. How long have you


been on the board?
A. This time, 18 months. I
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was on it from 1992-2000, then
off for seven years; voted back
on in November 2006. This is
important to say, because a lot
of the plans they are doing now,
I was not a part of and can't take
the blame or the credit for.
Q.Why are you running?
A. Because of the dire finan-
cial times; I have the knowledge
and experience and community
involvement to work with the
system to cut budgets as far
away from the classroom and
students as possible.
In the 1990s, we cut budgets.
We had a small window when


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we could spend the money; it
came and went. Sarasota
County School District sued the
state, saying we should be able
to spend our own money. We
went for a referendum and got
it, and we saved some money.
The state took it away when we
lost the case and the communi-
ty gave us money.
Also, I've been involved with
leaders at state and local levels.
Q. What is your experience at the
state level?
A. I chaired a statewide com-
mittee on juvenile justice. I vis-
ited areas around the state lob-

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bying for support saying you
need to have education for kids
to keep them out of jail. It works
hand-in-hand.
Q. Was it hard to make the budget
cuts this year?
A. It was hard to cut the
home school liaisons. We had to
let them go from that position.
They went into other positions.
But there are no more HSLs in
performance-based programs.
Q. How will the needs of those kids
be met?
A. The kids will be treated
with guidance counselors, but
they are not getting the individ-

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ual personal attention as before.
Now it will be 400 students to
one guidance counselor; before
it was 90 to 100 students to one
guidance counselor. That was
much better.
Q. Is there any other way to get
help for those kids?
A. If we find an agency that is
interested in helping. The PTA
can't decide to fund it. But an
agency like the Education
Foundation or another agency
might be able to help. The com-
munity would have to fund it;

Please see ZUCKER, 7A


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With the 2008-09 school
year set to begin Monday,
Aug. 18, public schools
throughout Sarasota Coun-
ty are now open for stu-
dent registration.
Information about ori-
entation and meet-the-
teacher events is posted
on most school signs and
is available by calling the
school office or by visiting
the school's Web site.
Parents whose children
will be new to a school this
year, unless it is the stu-
dent's regular districted
school at the next level (for
the elementary-to-middle
school or middle-to-high
school transitions) should
contact the school directly.
Parents of students ret-
urning to the same school
do not need to contact
their child's school.
Parents of children who
are withdrawing from
school (because of a move
to another district, for
example), are encouraged
to contact the school to let
them know their child will
not be attending. This will
help the school and the
district with its planning.
The following informa-
tion is available online at
www.SarasotaCounty
Schools.net, by clicking on
links from the home page:
Information about
attendance areas (which
schools serve various neigh-
borhoods) click on
Attendance Areas from the
alphabetical list on the left
of the home page.
The names, addresses,
phone numbers and Web
sites of all schools click
on Schools from the
alphabetical list on the left
of the home page.
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3,270 4-digit winners: .... $93.50
70,539 3-digit winners: .........$6
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Family Handbook, which
includes district rules
about school attendance,
dress codes and the use of
cell phones, is available
from a Quick Link on the
home page. Other Quick
Links include Facts at Your
Fingertips (an overview of
the school district) and a
map of district schools
and facilities.
Marinas asked
to get in line
Sarasota County is ask-
ing local marina owners
and waterfront condomini-
ums to join its Monofila-
ment Recovery and
Recycling Program. The
program is part of a
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the problems associated


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with abandoned monofi
ment line and to encoura
recycling through a ne
work of recycling bins an
drop-off locations.
Monofilament line re
resents a persistent en
ronmental pollutant and
harmful and often fatal
manatees, dolphins, s
turtles, fish and birds.
can also threaten dive
and boaters and las
about 600 years in tt
marine environment.
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ment bin, call 861-500
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monofilament recyclii
program, visit ww
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SSW winds at 6 to 12 knots.
Seas 1 to 3 feet, light chop.
Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola:
W winds at 8 to 16 knots.
Seas 2 to 4 feet, moderate chop.
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MON 4 2:37 3:03 9:40 8:45 in the area, according to the Web site, was $3.979
7:00 a.m. *STRONG TIDE per gallon at Circle K, 101 North U.S. 41 Bypass,
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GUEST WRITER

Nothing brings to light
the need for safety mea-
sures than seeing an acci-
dent occur and having to
assist in helping the vic-
tim.
Last week I was driving
down a street when I
noticed a cyclist lying on
the sidewalk with his bike
on top of him. Two neigh-
bors who had witnessed
the fall were already there


assisting in any way they
could. I pulled over to
assist.
The cyclist had lost
control of his bike and
taken a bad spill. His head,
lying in a pool of blood,
had struck the concrete,


causing a severe lacera-
tion. A rescue squad was
called, and he was taken to
the hospital for X-rays and
stitches.
When asked why he
was not wearing a helmet,
he replied that he had
given it to another cyclist
he thought needed it
more. This is certainly a
noble gesture on his part,
but points out the need for
all cyclists to wear bicycle
helmets while riding.
Ride safe, ride smart.


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Cufftting consultant contract saves district $200,000


BY AUDREY BLACKWELL
STAFF WRITER

In her hunt for ways to cut
operating costs for the Sarasota
County School District, Super-
intendent Lori White pulled an
agenda item at the school
board's meeting July 22, saving
the district $222,000.
Up for board approval was
the third year of a contract with
GMS Partners Inc. to assist the
district in developing Small
Learning Communities at its
high schools.
While the district was $52,000
under budget with GMS in the
last school year, White said she
did not feel the district could go
forward in the third and final
year of the contract because of
economic considerations. She


said she was very pleased with
the results the company's
actions have brought so far in
the high schools.
"During these times, we will
have to go it alone," White said.
She said she has faith in the
high school principals and Steve
Cantees, their executive director,
to be able to continue the devel-
opment of the SLCs.
Like a college
Building Small Learning
Communities in the district's
high schools is part of NeXt
Generation Learning, according
to Scott Ferguson of the district's
communications department,
who provided two documents
explaining the concept.
An SLC is described as a
career-themed environment for


teaching and learning that
involves a team consisting of an
assistant principal, guidance
counselor, lead teacher and 300-
400 students in grades nine
though 12.
The main purpose of the SLC
is to graduate students who are
college- and career-ready.
The key components of an
SLC include a personalized
grade nine-12 environment with
an administrative structure; rig-
orous, relevant and engaging
academic and career-technical
curriculum with high levels of
accountability for all students
and teachers; and community
advisory to ensure alignment
with targeted economic needs.
Also included are special
ninth-grade transition activities
for students and families.


While the goal is to keep SLC
students together, they may
need to attend classes in anoth-
er part of the campus.
"Think of it like a college with-
in a university," Ferguson said.
An SLC that focuses on the
arts or medicine may keep stu-
dents together for most pro-
grams of study, but the students
may have to go to another part
of the campus to take a commu-
nications course.
Identification
Elementary and middle
school students are included
under the "Family and Student
Advocacy" section of the SLC
document.
So while the SLC is only at dis-
trict high schools, students will
be encouraged to start thinking


about what they want to do in life
at earlier stages, especially in
middle school when they partici-
pate in Career Technical
Education classes, Ferguson said.
"In elementary school, teach-
ers will help students cultivate
interests by starting to rule some
things out," he said. "That does-
n't mean they won't be learning
different things, because they
will. But as they try different
things it can begin to shape what
they want to learn."
SLCs are part of a national
trend and are especially benefi-
cial for high school students, he
said.
"It has been found that in
large high schools, kids need to
identify with a group that has
similar interests," Ferguson said.
"The SLC does that."


SMH profits from caring for North Port's poor


BY TERRY O'CONNOR
STAFF WRITER

Providing indigent care
for North Port was a big
moneymaker for Sarasota
Memorial Hospital last year.
SMH had an 81-percent
profit margin for treating
each of 1,997 indigent
patients from North Port in
2007. The profit was $1,180
per patient, or $2,356,460
total.
Sarasota Memorial
Health Care System spent
$2,898,636, or 55 percent, of
the $5,255,096 North Port
residents paid in property
taxes for indigent care. The
city dedicated a 0.941 mill-
age to fund its 2007 indi-
gent care at the Sarasota
County Hospital District,
which is run by Sarasota
Memorial Hospital.
David Verinder, chief
financial officer for Sara-
sota Memorial Health Care
System, said the North Port
overage helped offset enor-
mous Medicare losses.
"We as a system here
lose about $32 million by
doing work for Medicare
patients," Verinder said.
"What that means is
Medicare reimburses us
for less than our total cost."
The North Port overage
in 2007 was not earmarked
just for defraying Medicare
losses, he said. Some
money also went into the
$100 million capital fund,
which pays for items such
as the $16 million emer-
gency room SMH is now
building in North Port.
SMH is projecting that
facility will lose $4 million
in its first year of operation,
he said.
"The $4 million loss is
going to be for all costs,


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NORTH PORT INDIGENT CARE FUNDS
Year Millage Assessment Patients Average
2007 0.941 $5,255,096 1,997 $2,632
2006 1.000 $4,928,247 1,953 $2,523
2005 0.800 $2,366,117 1,816 $1,303
Source: Sarasota tax assessor


not necessarily charity
care," he said. "Physician
costs, nursing staff and all
other things go into that."
Dissatisfied
The gap between what
North Port pays for indi-
gent care and what it costs
SMH to provide it is a key to
the decision by the North
Port Commission to look at
establishing its own hospi-
tal board. The commission
believes it could keep more
of that money in North Port
by opening a hospital here.
The North Port Com-
mission voted June 23 to
study whether to create a
hospital board. It's a tenta-
tive step toward establish-
ing a hospital in North Port,
which is the biggest city in
the state without one.
Commissioners are also
dissatisfied with getting
back 55 cents on every
indigent care dollar.
"The reason North Port
is asking for a resolution is
we're getting very little of
that money back," said
Commission Chairman
Fred Tower III. "If we had
our own hospital district,
we could use it in North
Port. We could control the
money. That's what it is all


about. It's for indigent care."
As the North Port popu-
lation grows, Sarasota
Memorial Hospital has
treated more North Port
indigent patients every
year for the past five years
- with 77 percent more
patients (1,997) treated
last year than the 1,128
treated in 2003.
"My guess would be that
as North Port's census has


gone up, obviously we're
getting a percentage of that
and we're going to contin-
ue to get a share," Verinder
said of North Port's esti-
mated 54,308 residents.
Unknowns
Many financial and
political questions remain
about the viability of North
Port's quest to establish a
hospital within city limits:
Would Sarasota County
voters approve a referen-
dum for a North Port
hospital?
How would a North
Port hospital be funded?
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OPINION


FRIDAY
AUG. 1,2008


GONDOLIER SUN EDITOR
BOB MUDGE
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SUN EDITOR
BROOKY BROWN
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OUR VIEW


Zucker's experience is the big difference


Incumbent Sarasota County School
Board Member Caroline Zucker
says this is not the time for her to
leave the board, while challenger Mil-
licent Puleo, a Hispanic, says the board
would benefit from the fresh ideas and
diversity she would bring to it.
Between experience and new blood
in District 2, we think Zucker is the bet-
ter choice in this nonpartisan race open
to all county voters.
Zucker was elected in 2006 to fill the
last two years of the term of a member
who ran for another office, but she also
served on the board from 1992-2000.
She is certified by the Florida School
Boards Association and is vice chair of
its advocacy committee. She has a long
record of community involvement that
currently includes the Juvenile Justice
Council, the Do The Right Thing pro-
gram, and the Mentoring Task Force.
Puleo also has an extensive list of
community activities that includes
numerous stints as a school volunteer
and mentor as well as other education-
related service. She has even taken the
certification course from the Florida
School Boards Association but, not


being a school board member, could
not be certified. To the degree commu-
nity service counts, this race is about a
tie.
But there are clear differences be-
tween the candidates on the issues.
Zucker is 100 percent behind the use
of technology in the classroom, while
Puleo questions the decision to put an
Activboard system in every room.
That's a valid concern, but only
because this important technology has
yet to be embraced by a significant por-
tion of instructional staff. Making that
happen is up to each school's principal,
Zucker said, but we think there needs to
be some pressure from higher up -
and, of course, training, if necessary.
Puleo also questioned the use of ref-
erendum dollars, at least the half that
didn't go to teacher salaries. She said the
board should have asked for 0.5 mill
instead of a full mill, an idea we raised at
the time. Zucker pointed out that even
with the referendum dollars, tax reform
and a weak economy mean the district
has to cut another $5 million-$7 million
from its 2008-09 budget. Admittedly,
that funding is keeping the district


afloat.
Puleo gave former Superintendent
Gary Norris a "C" grade, crediting him
with having a vision of the future but
criticizing him for trying to implement
it from the top down. Zucker gave him a
"B," noting that he was brought in as a
change agent and he brought change,
including the NeXt Generation Learn-
ing Plan the district is still committed to.
We think Puleo would bring a new
perspective to the board, and she had
some good ideas. For example, before
hiring an outside consultant she would
look around the district for the type of
knowledge and talent needed, even
considering students. That could save
the district some real money each year.
She doesn't have a problem with the
Florida Comprehensive Assessment
Test being used for assessment but
thinks the results should not be tied to
school funding.
But when we asked her to be more
specific about how the district could cut
costs or improve relations with other
governmental agencies, she generally
gave vague answers, indicating she had-
n't thought through her positions. She'd


have a pretty steep learning curve in
some crucial areas, including the bud-
get, and this isn't the right time for on-
the-job training. Zucker, obviously,
knows the job inside and out.
We do have some issues with her,
though. When she ran two years ago she
said she'd turn down a raise. But then,
she said, Norris told her everyone else in
the system had gotten a raise, and turn-
ing down the money would have sent it
back to Tallahassee to be used else-
where. So she accepted the raise; in fact,
she made the motion to do it.
We also think the board is still doing
a lousy job communicating how it is
being a good steward of the referendum
funds.
The taxpaying public deserves more
than a PR blitz two months before the
referendum every four years.
While we think Puleo has the poten-
tial to be a capable school board mem-
ber, we have to give the nod to Zucker
for the depth and breadth of her knowl-
edge and experience.
We recommend Caroline Zucker for
Sarasota County School Board District
2.


Promises, promises


HERB LEVINE
GUEST COLUMNIST



Many years ago, in lots
of pretty little towns -
particularly pretty towns
with architectural codes
that restricted building
heights to a specific num-
ber of feet or stories -
someone came along and
asked for an exception.
Let's say that three sto-
ries was the downtown
business district limit and
a developer wanted to
make more money. He
usually asked for an excep-
tion to the height rule. Let's
say four, or maybe five sto-
ries.
There are always lots of
good reasons that make
the rounds, among them,
"the business area is so
boring because they are all
the same height" even
though there may be a
mixture of one to three
stories and no two in a row
are the same. How about
this one: "Think of all the
extra taxes coming in."
And I imagine that the
thoughts of some council
members or city commis-
sioners agreed with the
developer because, after
all, it was only another one
or two stories but that
was it. No higher. Right?
I wonder if those same
officials who went along
with those empty promis-
es took a long, hard look 10
years down the line when
the four or five stories had
jumped to 10 or 12? If they
were around 10 years later,
I would bet they blamed
their successors and could
not even concede that they
themselves unlocked the
barn door and left it open.
Developers have be-
come smarter, or at least
they have around here.
There was a time that
developers used to ask for
the city to waive certain
restrictions so they could
build a portion of their
particular development as
affordable housing. The
city almost always did, but
where is all that the afford-
able housing? It never
seemed to be included in
the final plans.
The latest development
ploy is for more and more


density density over
and above the city code. In
other words, density by
exception.
The given reasons are
many, such as to avoid
urban sprawl; more taxes
per square foot coming in;
and the good old village
concept. But the real rea-
son is so that the develop-
er can make more money.
And now there's a new
one, or really just another
version of an old one: Let
me have more density and
I'll go a little green.
Think of it, Venetians.
You let me cram more peo-
ple into your area than
your code allows, and we'll
help save the world by
going green. How about a
green hedge rather than a
cinder block wall around
the project?
Well, tell me, Mr. De-
veloper, who will pay for
the eco-friendly items you
build into your condos,
you or the buyers? I'm sure
they will.
I was told that one of
the developments within
Venice was a green ven-
ture, so I went there to take
a look. I drove around for
awhile but didn't see any-
thing that looked green, so
I went to the sales office.
After listening to their sales
pitch, I mentioned that I
had heard the project was
green and was told that it
was green ... by minimum
standards.
I asked what the stan-
dard was and was told that
all the scrap from each
house was recycled.
Rather than listen to de-
velopers pitch their wares
to get their wherefores, the
city should immediately
set up strict green stan-
dards for any new build-
ings built from now on
within our city. The builder
will surely pass on the
extra green costs, possibly
not including the state and
federal rebates he receives,
to the buyers, so there will
be no reason to even think
about density exceptions.
If anyone on our coun-
cil thinks that compromis-
ing with developers by giv-
ing them just a little of
what they want every one
will be happy, think again.
There's surely another one
and his lawyer working on
their project and already
planning to get you over
the next slightly higher
hurdle. They will promise,
promise and promise and
then maybe or most
likely maybe never de-
liver.
Our council should also
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LETTERS FROM OUR READERS



You can grow smaller, too


Editor:
As a pilot and user of the airport, I am amazed at the
misinformation perpetrated about the airport.
It's my understanding the Airport Tenants Union -
the tenants on the airport like the airport as it is and
only want repairs needed for safe operation, not a big
expansion.
The suggestion to shut down the flight schools is ludi-
crous at any time but even more so now as the Florida
economy is floundering. We don't need more people out
of work and unable to spend money in Venice and else-
where.
To the "no growth" city council members: Any city,
company, entity or person will always grow. It will either
grow larger and more prosperous or smaller and poorer.
Reasonable and not unrestricted growth is needed for
Venice and Sarasota County. Without it, Venice and
Sarasota County will not participate in the next round of
growth in Florida and the United States.

Richard Schacht
Venice


'T' as in trouble
Editor:
Voting for a president
should be simple this year.
Just ask yourself about
being a party to a $2.4 tril-
lion yes, that's with a "t"
- tax hike if the Dems will
not bring the Bush tax cuts
to a vote. Then add on
"socialized" everything.
You're paying, of course.
Dems believe govern-
ment should run the peo-
ple. McCain believes he
should listen to the people
and that the people should
run the government.
Dems would give the
leftovers from the rich to
the poor until there are no
more rich. So would we


have a welfare state. When
we are all poor, who pays
the government to run us?
Some day they will learn
that socialism doesn't work.
What is the incentive to cre-
ate and invent if you get
nothing for it? Sit back and
enjoy living off the govern-
ment while you can. It can't
last long.
As for the Libertarians,
they should have used a lit-
tle sense by telling each
candidate what it would
take to get their votes. Bob
Barr has pretentiously been
collecting funds for Repub-
licans and using those
funds for his own presiden-
tial candidacy as a Liber-
tarian. He is thereby help-


ing Obama by committing
fraud.
And while some are still
believing George should
not have gone into Iraq, few
Americans know that in
2006 U.S. forces discovered
505 rockets armed with
chemicals inside Iraq. They
were brought to the United
States for testing, where it
was learned that they were
lethal for 12 years.

Anne B. Graf
Venice
What do you think
Medicare is?
Editor:
Mary Kay Ruppel's col-
umn concerning Medicare
Advantage is a most stun-
ning example of old folks'
greed that demands reply.
To fight her demon of
socialized medicine, Mary
Kay would gladly deny any
health care to the "46-
year-old woman in Kan-
sas" while defending her
right to Medicare choice.
Mary Kay, wake up and
smell the coffee: All of
Medicare is socialized
medicine, mostly paid for
with the tax money of citi-
zens not old enough to
participate in its benefits.
The health-care debate
is one that is needed in this
country. If we as a society
decide that all our citizens
are not entitled tax-sup-
ported health care, then


none should have tax-sup-
ported health care.
Mary Kay seems to rep-
resent the worst this coun-
try has to offer in her
small-minded, selfish ap-
proach. She wants others
to pay her way, soak up the
benefits, but make sure
nobody else can partici-
pate.
Again, health care for all
or every man for himself.
Let's call it.

Michael McClellan
Venice
Want some
cheese with that?
Editor:
The whining report of
the survey by the Pew Re-
search Center gives new
meaning to the word
"whining."
It is unhappiness with
the price of gasoline, costs
of real estate, prices of
food, drugs, health care
costs, and inflation in gen-
eral. This is whining?
However, there is no
mention of the endless
whining by bureaucrats
and politicians who want
more. Increase in taxes,
official waste and inten-
tional inflation and waste
are not mentioned.
Maybe more whining is
justified.

John W. Lewis
Venice


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Singing the blues over the water towers


Faded. Some years ago when the two water towers
were repainted, there was a lot of controversy on the
color, which I thought was absolutely beautiful a
beautiful shade of blue. However, now, some years later,
I've noticed that the blue is getting very faded and tired-
looking. What's the chances of it being repainted and
spruced up a bit?


No to code. We do not
need a new building code
in this city. I've been read-
ing about the problems in
Gillespie Park, the parking
on lawns. Venice has its
own Gillespie Park. It's on
Center Road between
Route 41 and Garden Ele-
mentary. If you want to see
blight, drive down Center
Road. You'll see a discard-
ed boat surrounded by
high weeds that's been
there for 15 years, cars all
over the front lawns,
halfway on the sidewalk,
commercial trucks stuck
between homes, parked
motor homes, trash and
recycle bins used from the
street, black dirty roofs,
partly broken fences, a
yard waste pile stuck
between fences that's been
there for three years. No
wonder Pelican Pointe
built a wall. Who would
want to look at all that
mess all day. Check it out
sometime after working
hours or on a Sunday
morning when everyone's
home. It's a disgrace.
No parking. I am a
boater in Venice, and I
launch my boat at the
train station. We were very
happy when the ramp was
finally built, and there was
ample parking space there
with clearly marked letters
that say "Trailer Parking
Only." Now that the bicycle
trail is open, guess who
parks in all the boaters'
spots with their bike racks
on the tops of their cars? I
hope that somebody will
please enforce the parking
and let the bike people
know that the boaters
were there first and that
the spots are clearly mark-
ed "Trailer Parking Only"
for a reason. We can't park
our little cars or trucks and
trailers anywhere else. It is
a problem. I've been boat-
ing in Venice for 30 years,
and ever since that train
station opened, it was
wonderful, until the bike
trail came along. So now
we have no parking spaces
left because there's single
cars parking in a trailer
parking spot. I hope some-
body will do something.
Made bed. Move our
airport to Arcadia? It may
as well be Timbuktu. Con-
vert the land to a nice
green space and parks?


LEVINE from Page4A
realize that by giving com-
mercial developers more
and more exceptions, resi-
dential developers will
demand the same goodies.


You've got to be kidding.
What will go there will be
tall condos, which bring
people, noise and pollu-
tion. Then you guys will
start complaining about
that. You've made your
bed, now sleep in it. Also, I
saw a big dog's feces wash
into the Gulf at the dog
beach. Early one morning
when I walked on the
beach, I stepped in a shal-
low buried pile of disgust-
ing stuff. Dig the dogs a
pond some place and let
them do whatever they
want. There were people
in the Gulf and that dog
had done his business
right on shore and a little
bit of wave came up and
carried it right into the
Gulf. Those people stayed
in that water. There's
something wrong with
people who swim with
feces. There's no place on a
public beach where we
should have dogs doing
their business. The whole
place smells like an out-
door toilet. Very bad.
Moves. I, too, think it's a
good idea to move the air-
port to Arcadia, even if they
don't want it. Then we can
relocate all those folks in
the Grove Terrace public
housing complex area over
to that area. Build some
nice mixed-use units for
them. The less-advantaged
need a nice area to live, too.
Misplaced blame. I
guess I've read enough
about the one-sided views
and headlines on the min-
ing company dispute be-
tween them and the Vene-
tian Golf & River Club, and
now have to comment. I
have been hauling materi-
al out of the mine for 20
years. Because of the

downturn in building, my
business has almost ceas-
ed to exist. I wonder where
people think the concrete
material for building and
roads, the sand for golf
courses, the material for
the house pads where
their houses stand, the
decorative rock for their
garden, etc. comes from, if
not from businesses like
the mining company? If
we truckers had to haul
farther away, think how
the costs would escalate.
Just like the complaints
about the airport from the
developments that came


The right answer is "No."

Herb Levine is president
of the Venice Taxpayers
League.


Random thoughts from a snowbird


into being long after the
airport was there what
was there first? The fault
really lies with the Venice
City Council that approved
an insufficient set-back of I
a half mile when it
approved the develop- RICHARD MICHAEL
ment of the Venetian Golf HOLMES
& River Club; the develop-
er who elected to build GUEST COLUMNIST
that close to the mining
company (the greed factor
enters here); and the buy- As some of you may
ers into the development recall, this past fall and
who neglected to take a winter I wrote a few col-
close look at what they umns on life as I saw it in
were purchasing. Now, that other Eden, Venice.
because they have the Some of these included
Roman numeral III after the joys (?) of condo living,
their name and live in this the stigma of life as an "off-
high-end community and islander," retirement with-
think that they are finan- out golf and, finally, the
cially a step above, they are joys of transporting a $5
looking outside them- cat back and forth be-
selves to place the blame tween New York and Flor-
for what they purchased. ida.
To my knowledge, the I never got around to
mining company has not writing about my initia-
been cited for any defi- tion to red tide, something
ciencies in regard to air I never had heard of until I
pollution, silica sand, etc., landed in Sarasota County.
and how they control it. Be When I first heard about it
sure that you highlight the I thought it had something
word "alleged" ill-health to do with foreign espi-
residents seem to be expe- onage.
riencing at the Venetian But now I am in upstate
Golf & River Club, then find New York for the summer.
out just how many workers I can't help but do some
who actually work at the comparing of life in small-
mine itself experience such city Venice to life in not-
"alleged" ill health. Strange quite-so-small-city Albany
isn't? Put the blame where it where I grew up in the
really should be. 1950s.
Pull. The devil is in me I have no idea what
this morning and I just had Venice was like in 1950-
to call. I just had the results 1959, but I do know about
of my surprising visit to my Albany, especially life in
dentist last week and that's what I call the "inner city."
why I thought of Let'em If Venice has an inner city,
Have It. First, I had my I haven't found it yet.
teeth cleaned and X-rayed, Those of you who are na-
which was $160. The X- tives of Venice or are long-
rays showed that I had an time residents can draw
upper left molar that was your own comparisons.
bad, but was able to be First, living in the inner
saved with a root canal city, I was not acquainted
and a crown, which would with many trees ... except
have cost me $2,375. My those in the two nearby
Social Security is $685 a parks. I knew a lot about
month, so I asked him how concrete, though. I could
much it would be if he just roller skate on the side-
went ahead and pulled it. walk right outside my
It would have been $245. I house for hours on end
don't know if you'll print and no one ever com-
this, but at least I've got plained.
this off my chest. I enjoy My buddies and I play-
your column so much. ed "ledge ball" in the park-















Back by


popular demand.


ing lot of the supermarket
a block away ... after clos-
ing time. We used a rubber
ball, which usually lasted
only a game or two before
it split apart.
In the summer when
school was out, we walked
to the 'Avenue" on many
week nights. The Avenue
stores were open every
evening. On Thursday
nights we walked to the
"downtown" stores, which
were open only one night
a week.
Almost every Saturday
afternoon we went to the
Eagle Theater. For 16 cents
we were treated to two
full-length movies, news-
reels, cartoons, coming
attractions and an ongo-
ing serial that always end-
ed in an improbable cliff-
hanger that mysteriously
changed at the beginning
of the following week's
episode.
We played sandlot
baseball and pick-up foot-
ball in Lincoln Park. We
fished for sunfish and an
occasional bullhead in the
small lake in Washington
Park. Both of these parks,
with their rolling hills and
trees and walkways, were a
pleasant retreat from the
concrete jungle of our
neighborhoods.
Most of my friends and
I attended a small Catholic
school that was just three
or four blocks away. It had
no cafeteria, so we all went
home for lunch everyday.
My mother was a stay-at-
home mom and had a
simple lunch ready for me
each noontime.
She could stay at home
and work because she had
a very informal home
business: She washed,
dried and starched cur-
tains for a living. I can still
remember the curtain
stretchers in the narrow
hallway of our basement
apartment. More often
than I care to admit I
scratched my legs on the
pins of those curtain
stretchers when I walked
by them going from the
kitchen to the living room.
There's one other pecu-
liarity of inner-city life that
would never happen
today in Albany, or in


Venice for that matter. It's a
more personal ritual or
home tradition that I
clearly recall happened
over the course of three or
four years after I turned
about 10 years old.
Every weekday at 4:30
in the afternoon, my father
came home from work
very tired ... and very
thirsty. He would give me
35 cents to go across the
street to a tiny family-run
grocery store, where I
would buy a quart of Hed-
rick's beer for him.
At that time, nobody
seemed to care that I was
only 10 or 11 years old. The
storekeeper knew me and
knew my family well.
Curiously, my father
always cautioned me to
"watch out for the cars"
while crossing Madison
Avenue. Ironically, my
mother always warned me
to have clean underwear
on ... just in case I got hit
by a car and had to go to
the emergency room.
Fortunately, I never got hit
by a car but my underwear
was always clean.
In the same way, I often
went to that little grocery
store to buy a pack or two
of Raleigh cigarettes for
both of my parents. Ral-
eigh cigarettes came with
coupons that could be
redeemed by mail for free
gifts. They were addicted
to those coupons as much
as they were addicted to
the cigarettes themselves.
I have never smoked
but I'm sure I have had my
share of secondhand
smoke in my lungs. Over
the course of many years
there seemed to be a per-
petual cloud of blue ciga-
rette smoke in our kitchen
every night at dinner time.
It lasted for hours. If we
had company there were
several layers of blue
clouds.
I hold no ill feeling to-
ward my parents since I
don't think anybody ever
heard of "secondhand
smoke" in the 1950s.
Such was one kid's life
in the '50s in an inner city
in upstate New York. I ask:
Would it have been any
different had I grown up in
idyllic Venice?


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Green joins the Bradway team


BY ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST


At the pinnacle of a 20-year real estate
career, having risen from Realtor in
Orlando to management in the largest
real estate company in the country, Judy
Green decided it was time to retire.
Forsaking the corporate world, she has
returned to her roots in Sarasota County
to spend more time with her family and
friends.
Two of them, Dick and Linda Bradway,
had maintained contact with her and
decided Green's knowledge should not be
wasted, inviting her to join their Venice
company in the role of consultant to
them and their 35 agents.
Green will offer advice on the growth
and expansion of the company, its
employees and managing the forthcom-
ing recovery of the sluggish residential
sales market.
She is credited with growing Coldwell
Banker in Florida from 19 offices with
1,100 agents to 200 offices and 8,000,
agents including the largest acquisition


August brings


music


ever, of Arvida Realty, merging 4,000
agents.
Realogy, the parent company of
Coldwell Banker, Sothebys, ERA, Century
21, NRT and Better Homes & Gardens,
invited her to become chief operating
officer for ERA, a role she held for two
years until retiring a few weeks ago.
The position involved moving to New
Jersey, leaving friends in Florida. Now
she's back.
"I was tired of traveling and living in
New Jersey," said Green. "I wanted to
come home to my grassroots, where all of
my family and friends are."
Bradway expressed his delight that she
had placed her license with his company,
where she will be exploring some
avenues for restructuring and growth.
"The market has been tough and chal-
lenging across the nation, but we are firm
believers the future of real estate will be
strong, particularly along the coast of
Florida.," said Green. "Dickwants to posi-
tion his company and prepare for that
opportunity."
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KC QUARETTI-LEE
GUEST COLUMNIST


Tonight (Friday) Venice
MainStreet Inc. is hosting
its 11th Friday Nights Live
free concert. Velvet Ham-
mer will be playing at the
Gazebo in Centennial Park
from 8 to 10 p.m. Don't
miss this group; they are
great.
Kate Heddings, the own-
er of Uptown Girls and the
MainStreet promotions
committee chair, has been
busy organizing a back-to-
school concert to be held on
Aug. 15. This is another Fri-
day Nights Live free concert,
except with a big difference.
MainStreet has a full
day of entertainment lined
up to celebrate the end of
summer vacation and
heading back to school.
Nine groups will take turns
on the stage.
Also we've teamed with


the YMCA and Ollie's to
bring in a skate course and
competition. Naturally, hel-
mets and pads are manda-
tory if you want to skate, as
is a waiver signed by an
adult. So you can jive to
the tunes all day for free,
pay $5 to skate all day or
$10 to skate and enter the
competition.
I'd like to thank Venice
MainStreet Inc. for this
series of free concerts,
Kate Heddings for all she
has done to get this con-
cert organized and espe-
cially our generous spon-
sors, Venice Honda and
Nifty Nic Nacs, who help-
ed make this event hap-
pen.
The band schedule is:
1-2 p.m. Matt Ger-
hardt
2-3 p.m. D.J XXXotic
and skate competition
3-4 p.m. Third Society
4-5 p.m. The End of
April
5-6 p.m. Signal 76
6-7 p.m. Twenty Twel-
ve
7-8 p.m. The Real Mu-
phin Chuckers
8-9 p.m. Twenty Twel-
ve
9-10 p.m. Bootleg
I'll be there all day, so
please stop by and say hel-
lo.


Sept. 17-19 MainStreet
is hosting the annual State
MainStreet Conference.
There will be 200 delegates
here from all over Florida,
and I'm pleased to an-
nounce that Secretary of
State Kurt Browning will
attend.
Most of the delegates
will stay at the Holiday
House, which will also be
the venue for the awards
dinner. The opening re-
ception will be held at our
own Venice Theatre and
the Venice Gondolier Sun
will be providing special
photo coverage while the
delegates are here.
For all of you who re-
member the Third Thurs-
day Strolls, there is good
news. The downtown mer-
chants have decided to
bring them back starting
in October. So mark your
calendars for the 16th and
be sure to come down-
town and enjoy the enter-
tainment.
Miami, Nokomis, Tam-
pa and Venice avenues will
all have live music for your
listening pleasure. Plan on
walking all the avenues so
you don't miss any of the
fun.
KC Quaretti-Lee is exec-
utive director of Venice
MainStreet Inc.


In concert


COURTESY PHOTO
Venice MainStreet has another free concert Friday, Aug. 1. Velvet Hammer will be perform-
ing at the Gazebo in Centennial Park from 8 to 10 p.m.


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Party for ideas
Get brainstorming ideas for your busi-
ness or for a business you wish to create
and share your hopes and dreams Wed-
nesday, Aug. 6 and 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. at
Lightharts Retreat Center, off Blackburn
Point, Osprey. Facilitators are creative
visioning coaches Helena and Anne Hart.
Cost is $10. Call 966-6190 for reservations
or more information.
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The Humane Society of Sarasota
County Inc. has received the highest pos-
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For information, visit www.hssc.org or
call 955-4131.


BY ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST

The whole area around Indian Avenue
could be coming together if plans sub-
mitted for redevelopment are approved,
according to commercial Realtor Steve
Horn of Ian Black Associates.
SIK Corporation and Marvin Kaplan,
owners of the vacant lot, formerly a
decaying gas station at 401 U.S 41 Busi-
ness and 140 Indian Ave. on the island of
Venice want to develop Pilazzio de
Venice.
According to Horn, the plans include
renovating the existing strip center and
extending it out to U.S. 41 Business with a
new, attractive building. A second story
would be added above the existing strip
center currently occupied by New York
Bagels, continuing above the new retail
units. It is proposed to have nine com-


mercial and retail units on the first floor
with eight apartments on the second
floor.
The whole development would con-
form to the Venetian Urban Design Over-
lay District design. At the junction of In-
dian Avenue and Tamiami Trail the devel-
oper's plans indicate a patio with a deco-
rative arbor, benches and attractive land-
scaping.
"The idea for the apartments is to pro-
vide affordable accommodation for nurs-
es and hospital employees," said Horn.
Assuming plans are approved, he will
try to get national retail anchors such as
Subway for the new project to attract
more local retail.
Regions Bank acquired and tore down
the adjoining former Willette Automotive
premises to develop a new location next
to the proposed Pilazzio de Venice.
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Gulf Coast Gift Baskets moves downtown


ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST


Customers told Carrel-
Ann Dann-Kowark she
would get more foot traffic
if her business were down-
town, so this week she has
moved and opened Gulf
Coast Gift Baskets at 221
W Miami Ave.
Originally from Trini-
dad, she lived in West
Hartford, Conn., manag-
ing a restaurant until mov-
ing to Florida five years
ago to join a local bank.
Two years ago she started
her company on the Inter-
net and a year ago opened
a store in the Courthouse
Plaza in South Venice.
She personally makes
gift baskets for babies,
weddings, anniversaries
and any kind of celebra-
tion. In the store she will
have a large selection of
favors for wedding gifts,
bridal showers and differ-
ent events.
The top-selling basket
in Venice is the Taste of
Florida, with rum cake,
tropical iced tea and cool-
ers.
Store hours are 9:30
a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays and
Saturday mornings. Call
492-2200.
Family restaurant
opening
Chef Theo Koufogior-
gos and his wife, Tula,
have been working fever-
ishly preparing to open
Theo's Restaurant, 405
North U.S. 41 Bypass in
the former Dimitri's Coun-


try Oven Buffet.
Originally from Greece,
12 years ago he started
working in a Greek restau-
rant in Atlanta. Exper-
ienced in Greek and Amer-
ican cuisine, he moved to
Sarasota as chef at the El
Greco Cafd.
The Venice location has
been remodeled to a
comfy Greek restaurant
with blue and cream dd-
cor, new floor tile, carpets
and blinds. Wate-falls on
either side of the entrance
greet diners to the 120-
seat restaurant where
Theo serves lunch and full
dinner with beer and wine.
The large family-style
American with Mediter-
ranean and Greek special-
ty menu includes spinach
pie, the El Greco burger,
Theo's Greek salad and tra-
ditional desserts.
"I feel very excited," he
said. "I am ready to give
the people delightful food
like home cooking at de-
cent prices." he said.
Theo's, employing 15-
20 people, will be open 11
a.m.-10 p.m. daily with
brunch on Sundays.
Paper Pad returning
Saturday, Aug. 16, will
be an exciting day for
Lauranne Ahern, owner
of the Paper Pad, when
she reopens the store on
Venice's main street at 307
W Venice Ave.
Fifteen months ago the
Paper Pad moved to Busi-
ness 41 from its original
location on West Venice
Avenue, where it began in
1979.
"I'm so excited and so
are my customers," said
Ahern, who intends to
expand her lines of sta-
tionery, greeting cards, gift
wrap and paperweights.
She will continue to offer
fresh flowers, the recent
introduction of which has
proved so positive.
The Paper Pad special-


izes in printing personal-
ized invitations and an-
nouncements and contin-
ues to be the downtown
ticket venue for many
popular Venice and Sara-
sota garden tours and
community activities. Call
488 8300.
Caribongo coming
One of the hottest stores
under the sun opens soon
downtown.
Caribongo, 335 W Ven-
ice Ave., will likely be the
13th store this Florida
group launched in March
2005 by owner Marcia Di-
Placido in The Villages.
Products include the
new color-changing sun-
activated T-shirts for all
the family from infants to
adults, as well as jewelry,
hair clips, golf towels, can-
dles and the most unique
nail polish on the planet.
Bank building
acquisition
The Colonial Bank
building, 160 Pointe Loop
Drive at the intersection of
Jacaranda Boulevard and
Tamiami Trail was recently
acquired for $1.96 million
by Glenn Larsen of Holm-
del, N.J., doing business as
160 Pointe Dr. LLC.
Video store closing
Blockbuster Video,
4153 Tamiami Trail in the
Venice Village Shoppes,
South Venice is closing
Aug. 17. Business is being
transferred to the compa-
ny store in the Jacaranda
Plaza near Kmart.
Promotion for banker
With 25 years of mar-
keting, planning and fi-
nance experience as an
analyst in Northern Trust
Bank's Investment Divis-
ion, Mary Berkebile has
been promoted to senior
marketing officer for Sara-
sota.
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TASK from Page 1A

tage of this airport," said task
force member Trent Young,
owner of Captain's Landing,
a men's clothing store
downtown.
Mack Wilcox of the Bank
of Venice agreed, but sug-
gested taking a broader
view, even though Council
Member John Moore asked
for specifics. "I don't see us
getting specific right now,"
he said. "In my mind, from
30,000 feet the directive
ought to be to identify un-
derutilized city assets."
"I'd definitely put that No.
1," Young said.
The members reached a
consensus, then moved on
to talk about serving as a
conduit for communica-
tions between the business
community and the city.
The goal: to strengthen ex-


PULEO from Page 1A

A. Most important is fis-
cal accountability. We're all
going through it. A good
chunk of the tax bill goes to
the school district. I have
knocked on plenty of
doors and plenty of people
are upset and they want
change.
Q. What do you think about
NeXt Generation Learning?
A. Right now we have
NeXt Generation and it is
too early to determine if it
is successful. What comes
to question is how it was
implemented. Dr. Norris
brought forward new tech-
nology, but I don't think he
took into consideration the
teachers using it. He
should have gone at a
slower pace and with all on
board and then done
tweaking along the way.
Activboards came with
NeXt Gen, and you need to
ask yourself if they are
needed in all classrooms. I
just attended a two-day
orientation a UCF with my
second daughter who


ZUCKER from Page 1A

we don't have the money.
Q.What is biggest challenge
facing the board?
A. Fiscal: How are we
going to pay for every-
thing? What is coming next
if Proposition 5 passes?
With Amendment 5 the
district would be paid
through sales-tax revenue
and not property taxes. It
takes $8 billion to fund ed-
ucation statewide, and the
1-cent sales tax increase
only raises the amount to
$4 billion. The state says it
will close some tax loop-
holes and find other ways
to raise the money.
I understand there is a
need for reform, but the
properties were valued too
high and property taxes on
that, and the market is
adjusting itself. That is why
there is a downturned
economy. Our property
values grew so high, and
the cost of living has gone
up. House values are going
down, but the cost of edu-
cation has not come down.
Diesel fuel is up a half mil-
lion dollars this year. We
saved $1.7 million in ener-
gy costs (by doing things
better, like needing to turn
on an air conditioner every
four hours or it doesn't
run). But it's not enough.
The budget will change
in September, based on
student enrollment. If the
economy keeps going
down we will get less dol-
lars. We know the state will
cut us $5 million-$7 million
in the fall because their
revenues are coming


isting businesses.
The topic rang a bell with
Moore, who was filling in as
the city's representative for
Mayor Ed Martin. He asked
if the task force members
had seen a copy of council's
recently revised Envision
Venice: Strategic Plan 2020.
They hadn't.
"To me this is a blueprint
for the city this is where
our mind is," he said. "You
don't have to reinvent the
wheel here."
And they didn't, agreeing
on language from the plan
that commits the city to
support and promote exist-
ing business retention and
expansion.
The third talking point
came from Joan McGill,
who works for the Eco-
nomic Development Com-
mission. She recommended
looking at barriers to eco-


graduated from Pine View,
and there were no Activ-
boards there. The students
have laptops. I'm all for
technology, but how much
technology do we need?
You have to ask: Is it essen-
tial? We can spend the
money, but how much do
we use it? Is it money that
could go elsewhere?
Q. Where would you put the
money saved from technology
cuts?
A. Now, counselors. I
feel the human touch is
being lost.
In order to address the
achievement gap and the
dropout rate, and some

counselors eliminated,
sadly it is debatable how
to determine the effect on
the graduation rate when
you have big numbers of
students and few coun-
selors.
Q. What do you think of Lori
White as a superintendent?
A. I think she is leading
by example. She pulled an
item in the third year of the


down. If enrollment is
down, we will lose more
money. The $5 million-$7
million only has to do with
the economy.
The state's revenue is
down because they are
getting less sales taxes.
There is limited building
going on; people are not
spending money; and you
have to spend money to
make money.
And all this is why I
run; I understand it. I
know our elected officials
at state and local levels.
I've worked with many of
them for years. Shirley
Brown (board member) is
the legislative liaison and I
am the alternate, and the
two of us follow legisla-
tion. I am also vice chair
of advocacy for the Flor-
ida School Boards Associ-
ation.
Q. Is it fair for you to sit on
the FSBA since it advises
school board members on their


nomic development.
"We need to define what
is real, what is perceived,"
she said.
Among the perceived
barriers is the way business
people are viewed, accord-
ing to John Ryan, president
of the Venice Area Chamber
of Commerce. "Business
isn't something that hap-
pens up North," he said. "It's
something that you have to
do here to make a living."
His comments were
echoed by Dave Lowell of
Ram Marine Services, who
pointed out how business
people are portrayed in TV
shows and movies.
A fourth item made the
list at Wilcox's suggestion:
exploring public-private
partnerships.
"I'm more of a 'private'
guy," he said, but in this eco-
nomic climate businesses


contract at the last board
meeting. Her actions spoke
volumes.
Q.What role does the school
board play with the su-
perintendent?
A. I paid $320 for a
course at the Florida
School Board Association,
and they lobby on behalf of
the school. My opponent
sits on that board. The tax-
payer pays over $20,000 for
them to be a member of
school board association,
and I call for them to pay
half, or just a gesture. The
board works as a team; (it)
must put all cards on the
table, for students. The
board deals with policies
and procedures, and works
with administrators and
Superintendent LoriWhite.
There were problems
with the past superinten-
dent. There is not a prob-
lem with this superinten-
dent.
Q. Do you meet with legisla-
tors or have connections in
Tallahassee?


salaries?
A. The state Legislature
dictates school board sal-
aries. FSBA says how
much it should be based
on the population, but the
Legislature makes the
rules.
Q. What would happen to
your salary if you don't take it?
A. It would go back to
the state's general fund.
People talk that I made a
motion in 2006 to take a
raise, but the superinten-
dent said the board had
not taken a raise in two
years, and suggested we
should get one. So I made
the motion. But I do not
take mileage that is
allowed me or expenses
or anything for seminars
and workshops I attend
(school board members
are allowed to take $250 a
month for such meet-
ings). The salary increase
does not equal the $6,000
or $7,000 I1 don't take.


and government shouldn't
pass up opportunities to
work together.
Though there was a con-
sensus on the list, the mem-
bers decided to take time to
review it before voting to
send it to council for com-
ment.
"I'm getting overwhelm-
ed," said Lee Thacker. "I
need some time to think."
The members meet
again Aug. 20, but chair
Paula Dumas willbe making
an appearance at a council
budget workshop before
that if it appears the task
force's work will require any
funding.
"There are zero dollars
slated for the task force," in
the city's 2008-09 budget,
Finance Director Jeff Snyder
warned.
bmudge@
venicegondolier.com


A. It depends on who is
in office. I did when Kath-
erine Harris was in office.
If Shirley Brown does, I
don't know if she was elect-
ed or asked, but if she is
designated by the board to
attend meetings there I
would not want to over-
step boundaries. I do not
see it as an area of interest,
but would as needed to
address the needs of the
community.
Q. What is the first thing you
would do if elected?
A. Meet with board
members; get to know
them and see what needs
to be addressed. I would
like to be able to give a por-
tion of my salary to help.
They eliminated coun-
selors. I would be as involv-
ed as I have been in
schools and work directly
with students and see what
their issues are. I would
want to help address their
individual needs those
that come from broken
homes or those that drop


Q. What is the salary for
school board members?
A. $37,000 a year. This
is a $786 million budget.
Q. Do members of all school
boards in the state get paid?
A. As far as I know, they
do.
Q. What do you think about
the use of technology in the
schools and NeXt Generation
Learning? Is too much money
being spent on them?
A. They are two differ-
ent entities. NeXt Gener-
ation Learning is a five-to-
seven-year strategic plan
that calls for teacher train-
ing, the district to be a
good steward of its mon-
ey, good communication
with the community and
community involvement,
and school safety. A piece
of it is technology. The
technology budget has
been substantially re-
duced.
Q. What area of the budget
will the board look to cut first


OBITUARIES
Paul E. Harrison
* Paul E. Harrison,
. age 86, of Nokomis,
Fla., passed away
on Monday, July 28,
2008.
He was born on Feb.
13, 1922, in Washington,
D.C.
He was a retired
builder and also retired
S.E. director of OMF and
moved to the area in 1966
from Atlanta, Ga.
He was a member of
the First Baptist Church
of Osprey.
He was a veteran of the
U.S. Navy and served dur-
ing World War II.
Survivors include his
wife of 66 years, Martha;
son Byron (Elizabeth)
Harrison of Englewood;


out of school because they
need to work.
Q. What are small learning
communities and are they good
for the district students?
A. They are a part of
NeXt Generation. Big
schools in other states are
not working well, so we
need to have more one-
on-one where teachers get
to better know the needs of
the students.
Parents have to be very
involved. The school board
and schools can't do it all.
The parent must be
involved ... when dealing
with broken homes, it is
challenging.
Q.What is your platform?
A. Two parts: responsi-
bility and accountability
for money spent, and col-
laboration. We need to
work better together -
with parents, schools,
community organizations
and chambers of com-
merce.
Q. What board decisions do
you not agree with?


after the five-day count in
August?
A. Transportation cuts
are being looked at. The
state used to pay 60 per-
cent of this cost and now
we pay 60 percent. Fuel
costs are up. We have got
to find ways to reduce our
overhead.
One way to cut trans-
portation costs is to add
pocket pickups to get stu-
dents to locations. This
will cut the individual
pickups for Pine View and
Bay Haven students who
are in Choice programs.
As someone else once
said, "There isn't true
choice if you don't have
transportation." We have
to look at that.
Q. What are the problems
with the November election?
A. Amendments 5, 7
and 9. Amendment 5 calls
for cutting property taxes
that go to fund schools
and shifting it to sales


and daughter Sharon
Harrison, also of Engle-
wood. He also leaves
behind five grandchil-
dren and two great-
grandchildren.
Services: A memorial ser-
vice will be held at 3:30
p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, at
the First Baptist Church of
Osprey. Burial was private
in Gulf Pines Memorial
Park in Englewood. Farley
Funeral Home in Venice is
in charge of arrangements.
To send condolences visit
www.farleyfuneralhome.
com.
Contributions: In lieu of
flowers, memorial dona-
tions may be made to
OMF International, 10
West Dry Creek Circle,
Littleton, CO 80120-4413.


A. The school board
meeting room was expen-
sive. It is up to people to be
involved. The average pub-
lic is so busy, they entrust
their leaders to make good
decisions. They hope they
put someone in office who
will make prudent deci-
sions when comes to their
money and not make reck-
less decisions. My oppo-
nent voted herself a raise
and gave Dr. Norris a raise.
She voted in favor of reno-
vating the meeting room
that cost $1 million. These
are things I do not agree
with.
Q. People can now watch
board meetings on TV through-
out the county. Isn't that a good
thing?
A. The county has live
TV They could have col-
laborated; the board could
have gone to county offices
to televise their meetings.
And they cut counselors
that directly impact the life
of a student? You need to
question those decisions.


taxes. Amendment 7 calls
for vouchers to fund pri-
vate schools. Amendment
9 is called the 65-percent
solution and says 65 per-
cent of the districts dollars
must be spent in the
classroom, which we do.
But, there is a hidden
voucher issue that most
people don't know about.
People will be voting
twice on vouchers.
Q.What is your platform?
A. My platform is in
three parts: fiscal responsi-
bility calling for conserva-
tive management of our
budget; technology; and
communication. We have
to slow down the technolo-
gy because of the budget,
which we saw when we
approved only half of the
document cameras. We did
a survey and found out not
all teachers would use
them, so we cut the cost
down to about $700,000
from about $1.2 million.


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SPORTS EDITOR
(941) 207-1107
tmiller@venicegondolier.com


Venice High School quarterback
Trey Burton got an early scholar-
ship offer from the University of
Florida, and he committed on
the spot.

BY TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR

Trey Burton has two years to improve
as a quarterback. But he doesn't have to
worry about getting that dream scholar-
ship anymore.
University of Florida head football
coach Urban Meyer offered the Venice
quarterback a full athletic scholarship
Thursday afternoon, and Burton accept-
ed right away.
"I couldn't ask for anything more than
this," Burton said. "I'm real excited. I just
got done and my mom just got done talk-
ing with everybody and we're officially a
Gator."
Meyer called Venice head coach John
Peacock Wednesday afternoon to let him
know that an offer was coming Burton's
way, but he wasn't allowed to contact the
dual-threat quarterback directly. Meyer
called Peacock again Thursday after-
noon and spoke to Burton on the coach's


cell phone.
"He just said that he's been watch-
ing me and he's real excited to
have me and they're real glad
I'm part of the family," Burton
said.
Needless to say, the 6-2.5,
215-pound quarterback is
pretty happy, too. He's been a
Florida fan since he was 6
years old. As a high school
quarterback, he's been to six
football camps three of
those were in Gainesville. The
latest camp was Florida's
Friday Night Lights the
weekend of July 18.
Leading up to now,
Burton and the Venice
coaches were under
the impression that
the University of SUN FILE
Florida does not
offer scholarships
to quarterbacks
before the end of their junior season.
"First of all, (Florida quarterbacks
coach Dan Mullen) told me he's not going
to offer anybody ... I was like, that's all
right, I'll wait until my senior year and see
what happens. If I'm lucky, I'll be able to
go there," Burton said.


"I guess I did good at that
Friday Night (Lights) camp ...
Something had to change
their minds drastically or
else they wouldn't have
done it."
Peacock said these
kind of early commit-
ments are happening
more and more
in college foot-
ball. He thinks
it's a good thing
because Burton now has two
-h years to get comfortable with
coaches and players at Florida.
"I thinkit's great for him to be
e- able to build a relationship with
those guys. (The recruiting
process is) not a guessing
game," he said. "He couldn't ask
PHOTO for a better situation."
Burton, who also stars on the
hardwood, plans to continue playing bas-
ketball in high school. He promised head
basketball coach Steve Cavallaro he
would. After this season, though, he plans
to graduate in the fall of his senior year
and enroll early at Florida.
"Wherever I went, I wanted to get their
playbook and get what they do," he said
of being able to start spring practice. "I


want to get it down real quick so I can go
right in if I have a chance to play."
Burton played his first season at quar-
terback at any level as a sophomore last
year on Venice's varsity squad. He turned
heads early, earning the area's best passer
rating last year. Since working with new
quarterbacks coach and passing coordi-
nator Jon Cooley beginning in January,
coaches have noticed his improvement
over his rookie season.
"He's raw, but I'll tell you what, the
improvements just over the summer
have been incredible," Cooley said.
"Since they saw him in the spring until he
went to the camps last week, they even
said they noticed that he's improving so
fast. I think with that type of improve-
ment and the kid he is, the leadership
abilities and the 'it' factor that he has, he's
going to be a big time QB."
In the meantime, Burton is focused on
this season.
"First, I want to win state," he said. "I'm
not even worried about college right now.
I mean, it's cool I'm going to Florida and
everything, but until I win state, I still
haven't done what I want to do in high
school."
Verbal commitments are nonbinding
until a national letter of intent has been
signed in February 2010.


Seniors stay in shape at the YMCA


BY TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR

Don and Janet Marine are
working up a sweat during their
warmup on the reclined station-
ary bikes. Don is pumping
through calories and Janet is
doing her best to keep up.
"I don't know how I'm doing,
but I'm sure I'm supposed to be
doing it faster," she said.
She isn't the fastest biker in
the room, but that's OK. She's 83
years young, and at least she's in
there. Don, 87, says the two of
them exercise every day before
breakfast.
The Marines, who moved to
Venice from Sarasota in October,
are part of a new Signature
Wellness Program between the
South County FamilyYMCA and
Jacaranda Trace retirement
community. All residents of
Jacaranda Trace receive free
YMCA memberships and get a
complimentary demonstration
of all the facility's equipment, all
for the sake of a more active,
healthier lifestyle.
The first step of the pro-
gram, which began July 1, is a
seven-page assessment that
covers physical activity levels,
intellectual interests, level of
social connectedness, spiritu-
ality and psychological out-


look. After that comes the ori-
entation.
Each Wednesday a bus brings
residents to the YMCA for one-
hour orientation sessions. After
two sessions, they are free to
return to use any and all of the
YMCA's amenities.
The goal of the program,
according to Jacaranda Trace co-
owner and developer Greg
Patterson, is "to energize, edu-
cate and empower our commu-
nity to evolve into successful
aging physically, socially, intel-
lectually and spiritually," he said
in a press release.
"We feel our wellness pro-
grams are the perfect fit for the
residents of Jacaranda Trace,
particularly our medically bases
programs on weight loss, cardiac
rehab, arthritis and diabetes,"
said Jennifer Tucker, associate
director of wellness at theYMCA,
in the same press release.
"Residents will be well taken
care of and get the guidance
they need to enjoy life to the
fullest."
Orientations will continue
throughout August. The buses
come on Wednesdays, but resi-
dents are free to schedule their
orientation at any time. So far,
YMCA staffers have performed
about 65 one-hour orientation
sessions on Wednesdays alone -


SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.com
Janet and Don Marine, aided by their personal coach, practice some stretching during their orientation to the
Signature Wellness Program at the South County Family YMCA.


and they still have all of August.
Don Marine said he already
feels more comfortable using
the machinery at the YMCA after
his orientation session with
Leslie Carlsen. Carlsen also


explained to the Marines the
importance of stretching before
any workout; she then demon-
strated a few stretches.
"I think it's wonderful, keep-
ing people active and working


on flexibility if they can avoid
falls and injuries," Carlsen said.
"I hope to be one of them some-
day."

tmiller@venicegondolier.com


The rookie rocket


Braden River Rage: An



international sensation


PHOTO COURTESY OF RICH MARKS
Larry Monroe, right, of the Venice Suncoast Orthopedic softball team
congratulates rookie of the year Sparky Branham. Branham batted
.670 and had a 23-3 pitching record in the Tri-County Travel League.
Suncoast Orthopedic (24-7) won their ninth consecutive league title
this year.


FROM THE
BRADEN RIVER RAGE

The 18-and-under Braden
River Rage girls soccer team,
which features five players from
Venice High School, made quite
an impression at the Disney Cup
International Youth Soccer tour-
nament.
They placed third in the com-
petition, but the relationship
made with the Costa Rican team
could prove to be of more signifi-



SPORTS BRIEF
Pythons 11 U tryout
The Venice Pythons 11-and-
under baseball team will be
holding tryouts Wednesday,


chance. Deportivo Saprisa of Costa
Rica has asked to sponsor the
Rage and host them for friendly
matches in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Rage coach Matt Foy is seriously
considering the possibility.
The Rage girls went out of
their way to approach the inter-
national teams during the tour-
nament by thanking them for
coming and handing out jerseys,
T-shirts and pins.
Braden River lost 1-0 in a rain-
shortened match with Canada in


Aug. 6, at 5:30 p.m. at Chuck
Reiter Park. Players on the 11U
team must be 11 or younger as
of May 1, 2009.


their tournament opener. They
bounced back, defeating Illinois
3-1 and Costa Rica 5-0. The Rage
fell in the semifinals 2-1 to Florida
Premier for a third-place finish.
Gemma Biasetto and Kelly
Cummins led the Rage in scor-
ing with three goals each in the
tournament.
Teams from Brazil, Costa
Rica, Peru, Canada, Illinois, New
York, Florida Premier and
Braden River all participated in
the eight-team tournament.


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coach Tom Grubbs at 928-5871
or coach Mike Schaetzer at
408-0495.


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Francoletti takes helm at Women's Resource Center


BY ALISON POSNER
STAFF WRITER


Kathy Francoletti took the
opportunity to combine her
professional expertise and com-
munity interests to help others.
Francoletti, 50, was recently
elected president of the
Women's Resource Center of
Sarasota County board.
"It just seemed like a great
organization and one that defi-
nitely aligns with my passions,"
she said.
Executive Director Janice Zarro
said Francoletti is a perfect candi-
date for the board. The two met
four years ago when Francoletti
was speaking at a women-in-phil-


anthropy organization.
"I was so impressed with her
insightful and focused response
to why people give money and
how important it was for not-for-
profits to have accountability for
donors," Zarro said. "I thought
she had some special gift."
As senior vice president and
relationship manager for
Wachovia Wealth Management
and with a 30-year career in the
financial services industry,
Francoletti soon discovered her
desire to help educate women
financially.
"There is a wonderful thing
about working with women,"
Francoletti said. "They tend to
reach out; they share and they


look for other women with a
common bond."
The goal of the WRCSC is to
empower women and help them
create independent lifestyles
through appropriate resources
such as education, support and
networking. Francoletti will be
responsible for leading the board
and its members to accomplish
financial goals and oversee the
services in the community.

Attachment
Living in Englewood for more
than 25 years, Francoletti took
every opportunity to get involved
in the community. Some of her
recent projects include Project
Graduation for Lemon Bay High


School and working with the
school's theater department. But
her fondest memories include
working and volunteering in the
schools.
"Since my daughter was born,
I have been involved in
Vineland, L.A. Ainger and then
Lemon Bay," Francoletti said.
She has an attachment to her
community.
"There is something special
about Englewood," she said.
"We are a community that really
looks out for each other, particu-
larly the youth."
Although her daughter grad-
uated from Lemon Bay High
School this year, Francoletti
plans to remain committed. Her


next project is to be a mentor for
the Big Brothers Big Sisters
Decision to Win program.
In addition to the WRCSC,
Francoletti is also on the board
of the Venice Estate Planning
Council and Gulf Coast
Community Foundation of
Venice and is board secretary
for the Girl's Inc. Foundation.
Zarro is confident that
Francoletti will be a perfect fit
at the WRCSC.
"She has good experience,
been involved in community a
long time. She has that gover-
nance background as well," said
Zarro. "She brings a rich texture of
experience to this new position."
aposner@sun-herald.com


LEGAL NOTICES


16 NOTICE OF ACTION

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA

Case No: 2006-CA-4670-NC
JUDGE: Division "A"

IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:

$2,439.00 U.S. Currency

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: REMINGTON J. COCCARO
UNKNOWN ADDRESS

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
a forfeiture action has been filed
against the above described cur-
rency by the Sarasota County
Sherrif's Office. You are required
to file your written defenses with
the Clerk of the Court, 2000
Main Street, Sarasota, FL
34237, and to serve a copy of
those defenses on or before the
18 day of August, 2008, on
Kurt A. Hoffman, Esquire, Post
Office Box 4115, Sarasota, Flori-
da 34230-4115. Failure to file
your defenses will result in a
default being entered against
you.

WITNESSED by hand and Seal of
the Court on this 11th day of
July 2008.

KAREN RUSHING
Clerk of Circuit Court
Colin Overholt
Deputy Clerk

PUBLISH:
JULY 18, 2008
JULY 25, 2008
AUGUST 1, 2008
AUGUST 8, 2008

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

Case No. 2006-CA-10548-NC
JUDGE: Division "A"

IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
$4,200.00 in U.S. Currency

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: ANDIE K. MENDOZA
JORDON L. MORALES
UNKNOWN ADDRESS

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a forfeiture action has been
filed against the above described
currency by the Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office. You are required
to file your written defenses with
the Clerk of the Court, 2000
Main Street, Sarasota, FL
34237, and to serve a copy of
those defenses on or before the
18th day of August, 2008, on
Kurt A. Hoffman, Esquire,
Post Office Box 4115, Sara-
sota, Florida 34230-4115.
Failure to file your defenses will
result in a default being entered
against you.
WITNESSED by hand and the
Seal of the Court on this 18th
day of August, 2008.

KAREN RUSHING
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: C. BRANDENBURG
Deputy Clerk

PUBLISH:
JULY 25, 2008
AUGUST 1, 2008
AUGUST 8, 2008
AUGUST 15, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA

Case No. 2007-CA-10807-NC
JUDGE: Division "C"

IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:

$5,200.00 in U.S. Currency

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: CARLOS T. GUTIERREZ
UNKNOWN ADDRESS

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a forfeiture action has been
filed against the above described
currency by the Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office. You are required
to file your written defenses with
the Clerk of the Court, 2000
Main Street, Sarasota, FL
34237, and to serve a copy of
those defenses on or before the
18th day of August, 2008, on
Kurt A. Hoffman, Esquire,
Post Office Box 4115, Sara-
sota, Florida 34230-4115.
Failure to file your defenses will
result in a default being entered
against you.
WITNESSED by hand and the
Seal of the Court on this 18th
day of July, 2008.

KAREN RUSHING
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: C. BRANDENBURG


16 NOTICE O



PUBLISH:
JULY 25, 2008
AUGUST 1, 2008
AUGUST 8, 2008
AUGUST 15, 200i

IN THE CIRCUIT


'F ACTION 16 NOTICE OF ACTION

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
Deputy Clerk THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA

Case No. 2008-DR-10819- NC
8
ROSEMANE ST. JEAN LOUIS,
SCOURT OFPetitioner,
COURT.OF and


THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CI-ATHIEU LOUIS,
CUlT IN AND FOR p en.,
SARASOTA COUNTY, Respondent.
F LORIDA


Case No. 2007-CA-10544-NC
JUDGE: Division "C"

IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
One 1999 Ford
VIN: 1FTNW20L7XEC72648

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: ARIEL S. GARCIA
UNKNOWN ADDRESS

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a forfeiture action has been
filed against property by the
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.
You are required to file your writ-
ten defenses with the Clerk of the
Court, 2000 Main Street, Sara-
sota, FL 34237, and to serve a
copy of those defenses on or
before the 18th day of August,
2008, on Kurt A. Hoffman,
Esquire, Post Office Box
4115, Sarasota, Florida
34230-4115. Failure to file your
defenses will result in a default
being entered against you.
WITNESSED by hand and the
Seal of the Court on this 18th
day of July, 2008.

KAREN RUSHING
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: C. BRANDENBURG
Deputy Clerk

PUBLISH:
JULY 25, 2008
AUGUST 1, 2008
AUGUST 8, 2008
AUGUST 15, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA

Case No. 2008-DR-10977-SC

HIRUTE S. MAY,
Petitioner
and

MICHAEL L. HARRIS, SR.,
Respondent.

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
TEMPORARY CUSTODY
MINOR CHILD

TO: MICHAEL L. HARRIS, SR.
38B Falcon Cir
Cartersville, CA 30120

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and
that you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it, on the petitioner
HIRUTE S. MAY, whose address
is 7422 Cameo Cir North
Port, FL 34291, on or before
September 3, 2008, and file
the original with the clerk of this
Court at 4000 S Tamiami Trail,
Venice, FL 34293 before ser-
vice on Petitioner or immediately
thereafter. If you fail to do so,
a default may be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.

Copies of all court documents
in this case, including orders,
are available at the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's office. You
may review these documents
upon request.

You must keep the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's office noti-
fied of your current address.
(You may file Notice of Cur-
rent Address), Florida
Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.)
Future papers in this lawsuit
will be mailed to the address
on record at the clerk's office.

WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules of
Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Fail-
ure to comply can result in
sanctions, including dismissal
or striking of pleadings.

Dated: July 10, 2008

KAREN E. RUSHING,
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: Amy Thomas
Deputy Clerk

PUBLISH
VENICE GONDOLIER SUN
AUGUST 1, 2008
AUGUST 8, 2008
AUGUST 15, 2008
AUGUST 22, 2008


NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE

TO: MATHIEU LOUIS
Address Unknown

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for dissolution of marriage
has been filed against you and
that you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it, on ROSEMANE ST.
JEAN LOUIS, whose address is
5141 Weatherton Street,
North Port, Florida 34288 on
or before August 13, 2008,
and file te original with the clerk
of this Court at 4000 S Tamia-
mi Trail, Venice, FL 34293
before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you
fail to do so, a default may be
entered against you for the
relief demanded in the peti-
tion.

Copies of all court documents
in this case, including orders,
are available at the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's office. You
may review these documents
upon request.

You must keep the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's office noti-
fied of your current address.
(You may file Notice of Cur-
rent Address, Florida
Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.)
Future papers in this lawsuit
will be mailed to the address
on record at the clerk's office.

WARNING: Rule 12.285, Flori-
da Family Law Rules of Pro-
cedure, requires certain auto-
matic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Fail-
ure to comply can result in
sanctions, including dismissal
or striking of pleadings.

Dated: July 8, 2008

KAREN E. RUSHING, CLERK
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: Amy Thomas
Deputy Clerk

VENICE GONDOLIER SUN
PUBLISHED:
JULY 11, 2007
JULY 18, 2007
JULY 25, 2007
AUGUST 1, 2007

19 NOTICE OF
AUCTION

PUBLIC VEHICLE AUCTION
The following vehicle/vessel(s)
will be auctioned for unpaid tow-
ing and storage charges only per
FS 713.78. Vehicle @ Kon-
rad's Towing & Recovery,
LLC, dba Flagship Towing &
Automotive, 106 Corporation
Way, Venice, FL 34285.

On 08/14/2008 @ 10:00 AM,
at the above address.
- 2003 FORD EXPEDITION
1FMRU15W53LA26168
-1999 FORD
1FMYU22E1XUC04509

On 08/26/2008 @ 10:00 AM,
at the above address.
- 1994 NISSAN
4N2DN11W6RD804804

PUBLISH: August 1, 2008

20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ALFRED E. DIETRICH,
Deceased.

File No. 2008-CP-10812-SC
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of ALFRED E. DIETRICH,
deceased, whose date of death
was June 26, 2008, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Sarasota
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is P.O. Box
3079, Sarasota, FL 34230-
3079. The names and address-
es of the personal representative
and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE IS
AUGUST 1, 2008.
Personal Representative:
Paul L. Dietrich
400 Eaglenook Way
Osprey, FL 34229
Raymond E. Miller
Attorney for Alfred E. Dietrich
Florida Bar No: 0115596
218 Harbor Drive South
Venice, Florida 34285
Telephone: (941) 488-9641
PUBLISH: August 1, 8, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
CHARLES A. LAURENT, JR.
a/k/a CHARLES A. LAURENT,
Deceased.

File No. 2008-CP-009723-NC

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of CHARLES A. LAURENT JR.,
a/k/a CHARLES A. LAURENT,
deceased, File Number 2008-
CP-009723-NC is pending in
the Circuit Court for SARASOTA
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is P.O. Box
3079, Sarasota, Florida
34230-3079. The name and
address of the Personal repre-
sentative and the Personal Rep-
resentative's attorney are set
forth below.

All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of the notice is
served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims
or demands against the dece-
dent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent and unliquidat-
ed claims, must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.

The date of the first publication
of this Notice is August 1,
2008.

Personal Representative:
PAM AYLIFFE
a/k/a M. PAM Ayliffe
a/k/a Melissa P. Ayliffe
241 Church St.
Peace Dale, Rhode Island
02879

Attorney for
Personal Representative:
John B. Mizell
Florida Bar No. 0562424
Mizell Law Firm, P.A.
331 Sullivan Street
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
Telephone: (941)-575-9291
PUBLISH: August 1, 8, 2008


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
ESTHER J. HILLIARD,
a/k/a ESTHER JANE HILLIARD,
Deceased,

File No. 2008-CP-10669-NC
Division: Probate

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of ESTHER J. HILLIARD,
a/k/a, ESTHER JANE
HILLIARD, deceased, whose
date of death was MAY 23,
2008, and whose social securi-
ty number is XXX-XX-6141, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Sarasota County Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 3079, Sara-
sota, FL 34230-3079. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons, having claims or
demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702
OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS
AUGUST 1, 2008.

Personal Representative:
Jacqueline H. Rouff
c/o 240 S. Nokomis Ave.
Suite 200
Venice, FL 34285

Attorneys for Personal
Representative:
R.O. ISPHORDING
Bechtold & Corbridge, P.A.
240 S. Nokomis Ave
Suite 200
Venice, FL 34285
Telephone: (941)-488-7751
Florida Bar No. 0038740
PUBLISH: August 1, 8, 2008

22 NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWELFTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION

Case No 2008-CA-5102-SC

JOHN COFFEY
and KAREN L. COFFEY,
Plaintiff,
vs.

UriAncRJL Ql1.UL i/ARi1


22 NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE

VENICE, as per Plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 2,
Page 166, of the Pubic
Records of Sarasota Coun-
ty, Florida.

and

Parcel2:
Lot 12, Block 209 of EDGE-
WOOD SECTION OF
VENICE, as per Plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 2,
Page 166, of the Public
Records of Sarasota Coun-
ty, Florida; LESS that por-
tion previously deeded to
the State Road Department
for right-of-way as shown in
Official Records Book 487,
Page 287, of the Public
Records of Sarasota Coun-
ty, Florida.


Parcel 4:
The East 8 feet of lot 14, all
of Lot 15 and the West 27
feet of Lot 16, Block 209,
of VENICE NORTH EDGE-
WOOD SECTION, according
to the Plat thereof recorded
in Plat Book 3, Page 8, of
the Public Records of Sara-
sota County, Florida.

pursuant to the Final
Default Judgment in Fore-
closure entered in a case
pending in said Court in the
above-styled cause.

WITNESS my hand and official
seal of said Court this 12th
day of July, 2008.

KAREN E. RUSHING
Clerk of Circuit and County
Courts
By: Grace Burch
Deputy Clerk

IF YOU ARE A PERSON
WITH A DISABILITY WHO
NEEDS ACCOMMODATION
IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE
IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU
ARE ENTITLED, AT NO
COST TO YOU, TO THE
PROVISION OF CERTAIN
ASSISTANCE. PLEASE
CONTACT COURT ADMINIS-
TRATION AT 2000 Main
Street, Sarasota, Florida
(941)-861-7400 WITHIN 2
WORKING DAYS OF YOUR
RECEIPT OF THIS DOCU-
MENT, IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING OR VOICE IMPAIRED
CALL 1-800-955-8771.

PUBLISH:
VENICE GONDOLIER SUN
July 25, 2008
August 1, 2008


GERARDE MIV. SULLIVAN1
AND and JOHN DOE AND Copy to:
JANE DOE as unknown ten-
ants in possession of sub- Matthew
ject property, 355 W. V
Defendants. Vni;' r
VciI.c F


NOTICE OF
MUMI ORE R1E SAIL


ven ce, I
Attorney


Rheingans, P.A.
enice Ave.
lorida 34285
for Plaintiff


rFnLJovurn ML. Gerarde M. Sullivan
2802 Norwood Lane
NOTICE is hereby given that Venice, FL 34292
the undersigned, KAREN E.
RUSHING, Clerk of Circuit CIRCUIT COURT OF
and County Courts of Sara- IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
sota County, Florida, will on THE TWELFTH
August 11, 2008, 8:30 JUDICIALCIRCUIT INAND
o'clock A.M., at Room 108, FOR SARASOTA COUNTY,
2000 Main Street, Historic FLORIDA
Courtroom, East, Wing, CIVIL ACTION
Sarasota, Florida, offer for
sale and sell at public outcry to Case No 2008-CA-8663-SC
the highest bidder for cash,
the following described proper- COMMUNITY NATIONAL
ty situated in Sarasota County, BANK OF SARASOTA
Florida. The highest bidder COUNTY,
shall immediately post with the Plaintiff,
Clerk, a deposit equal to 5% of vs.
the final bid. The deposit must
be cash or cashier's check BRUCE A. PARRISH and
payable to Sarasota County YVONNE PARRISH, and
Clerk of Court UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION,
Parcel 1: Defendants.


Lots 10 and 11, Block 209,
EDGEWOOD SECTION OF


NOTICE OF


22 NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE


30 NOTICE OF SALE


FORECLOSURE SALE the Sarasota County Court-
house, 2000 Main Street,
NOTICE is hereby given that Sarasota, Florida 34237, at
the undersigned, KAREN E. 8:30 a.m. on August 15,
RUSHING, Clerk of Circuit 2008. The highest bider
and County Courts of Sara- shall immediately post with the
sota County, Florida, will on Clerk a deposit equal to 5% of
August 21, 2008, 8:30 the final bid. The deposit must
o'clock A.M., at Room 108, be made by cash or cashier's
2000 Main Street, Historic check payable to the Clerk of
Courtroom, East, Wing, the Circuit Court. Final pay
Sarasota, Florida, offer for ment must be made by cash or
sale and sell at public outcry to cashier's check.
the highest bidder for cash,
the following described proper- Dated this 12th day of July,
ty situated in Sarasota County, 2008.
Florida. The highest bidder
shall immediately post with the KAREN E. RUSHING
Clerk, a deposit equal to 5% of Clerk of the Court,
the final bid. The deposit must Sarasota County
be cash or cashier's check By: Grace Burch
payable to Sarasota County Deputy Clerk
Clerk of Court.
Original notice to be


KAREN E. RUSHING INLie i is ieuy give iui Li eui-
Clerk of Circuit and County lowing person for rent not paid:
SG Court h The following units will be auc-

D t Clerk toned August 22, 2008 at 10
Deputy Clerka.m. Terms: Cash.


PUBLISH:
VENICE GONDOLIER SUN
August 1, 2008
August 8, 2008

Matthew Rheingans, P.A.
355 W. Venice Ave.
Venice, Florida 34285
Attorney for Plaintiff

30 NOTICE OF SALE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWELFTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA


Unit A168
Tiffany Hubbard
Household goods

Unit A028
Sheila Hollifield
Household goods

Unit P050
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Unit A026
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CaseNo.2008-CA001635-SC PUBLISH: August 1, 15, 2008


JEROME ELLIS AND FRED-
ERICK ELLIS,
d/b/a VENICE RANCH
MOBILE HOME ESTATES,
Plaintiff,
vs.

JAY MEDEARIS, AND IF
DECEASED, ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES, BENEFICIARIES,
HEIRS, SUCCESSORS, AND
ASSIGNS OF JAY
MEDEARIS, AND ALL PAR-
TIES HAVING OR CLAIMING
TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE
OR INTEREST IN THE PROP-
ERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED,
LOYAL MEDEARIS, AND IF
DECEASED, ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES, BENEFICIARIES,
HEIRS, SUCCESSORS AND
ASSIGNS OF LOYAL
MEDEARIS, AND ALL PAR-
TIES HAVING OR CLAIMING
TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE
OR INTEREST IN THE PROP-
ERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED,
MARIA MEDEARIS, AND IF
DECEASED, ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES, BENEFICIARIES,
HEIRS, SUCCESSORS AND
ASSIGNS OF MARIA
MEDEARIS, AND ALL PAR-
TIES, HAVING OR CLAIMING
TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE
OR INTEREST IN THE PROP-
ERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED,
TONY POWERS,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given pur-
suant to the final
judgment/order entered in the
abovenoted case, that I will sell
the following property situated
in Sarasota County, Florida,
described as:

1968 SUWA House Trailer,
VIN 154320086A and
154320086B, TITLE
3240457 and 32040456B,
located on 2482 Sylvia
Lane, Venice, 284 Venice,
Sarasota County, Florida
33701

At public sale, to the highest
and best bidder for cash, at


38 OTHER NOTICES

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

Case No. 2006-CA-7101-NC
JUDGE: Division "A"

IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
$982.00 in U.S. Currency

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: TONJAY L. SMITH
UNKNOWN ADDRESS

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a forfeiture action has been
filed against the above described
currency by the Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office. You are required
to file your written defenses with
the Clerk of the Court, 2000
Main Street, Sarasota, FL
34237, and to serve a copy of
those defenses on or before the
11th day of August, 2008, on
Kurt A. Hoffman, Esquire,
Post Office Box 4115, Sara-
sota, Florida 34230-4115.
Failure to file your defenses will
result in a default being entered
against you.
WITNESSED by hand and the
Seal of the Court on this 7th day
of July, 2008.

KAREN RUSHING
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Colin Overholt
Deputy Clerk

PUBLISH:
JULY 11, 2008
JULY 18, 2008
JULY 25, 2008
AUGUST 1, 2008



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and Lot 26, Block 1366 of 28th returned to the ulerK or the
addition to Port Charlotte Circuit Court.
Parcel 3: Subdivision, according to
All of Lot 13, and the West the Plat thereof as record- Bill and duplicate of notice
42 feet of Lot 14, Block ed in Plat Book 15, Pages eto mailed to Attorney for
209, NORTH EDGEWOOD 12-13, of the Public Plaintiff:
SECTION OF VENICE, as Records of Sarasota Coun-
per Plat thereof recorded in ty, Florida. Brandon M. Daniels
Plat Book 3, Page 8, of the Lutz, Bobo, Telfair, East-
Public Records of Sarasota Pursuant to the Final Default man, Gabel & Lee
County, Florida; LESS that Judgment in Foreclosure Two North Tamiami Trail
portion of Lot 13 containing entered in a case pending in Suite 500
117 square feet, more or said Court in the above-styled Sarasota, Florida 34236
less, taken by condemna- cause.
tion as described in Judg- PUBLISH:
ment recorded in Official WITNESS my hand and official July 25, 2008
Records Book 682, Page seal of said Court this 23rd August 1, 20080
534, of the Public Records day of July, 2008.
of Sarasota County, Florida. ,, NOTICE OF SALE
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Water district approves proposed village rates


FROM SWIFTMUD

The Southwest Florida
Water Management District
Governing Board adopted
its proposed Fiscal Year
2009 millage rates for the
general fund and the eight
basin boards Tuesday.
The governing board
adopted a proposed FY
2009 millage rate of 0.3866
mill for the district's gener-
al fund, which is the same
as the current fiscal year.
FY 2009 will run from Oct.
1, 2008, through Sept. 30,
2009.
The total proposed FY
2009 budget for the district
is $375.8 million, 4.9 per-
cent lower than the adopt-
ed budget for FY 2008,
which was $395 million.
The $19.2 million decrease
in the budget is primarily
due to the $20.6 million
reduction in ad valorem
tax revenue from FY 2008.
The total budget in-
cludes the general fund,
special revenue funds
and capital projects funds.
Special revenue funds
include the eight water-
shed basins and their basin
boards, Surface Water
Improvement & Manage-
ment Program and the
Florida Department of
Transportation mitigation
program.
Almost half of the FY
2009 budget $168 mil-
lion is designated for
the district's Water Supply
and Resource Develop-
ment and Cooperative
Funding programs, result-


ing in projects that focus
on managing water re-
sources and developing
sustainable alternative
water supplies. In most
cases, these projects and
programs also receive
matching funding from
the district's public, private
and agricultural partners.
For the owner of a
$125,000 home with a
$50,000 homestead exemp-
tion, the FY 2009 District-
wide tax would be $29 a
year, or about $2.42 per
month. Basin board taxes
would range from $11.13
per year in the Manasota
Basin to $27.76 per year in
the Pinellas-Anclote River
Basin.
The proposed FY 2009
millage rates adopted by
the governing board will
be used by county proper-
ty appraisers when mail-
ing out Truth in Millage
notices of proposed prop-
erty taxes to residents.
The district's proposed
budget includes funding
for water supply and
resource development pro-
jects, cooperative funding
projects and the SWIM
Program.
The district has tenta-
tively budgeted $117 mil-
lion for the development of
additional new sustainable
water supplies. Examples
of water supply and
resource development pro-
jects include reservoirs,
regional pipelines to con-
nect water supply sources
and projects that focus on
the use of surface water in


agriculture. This includes
$16.6 million in state fund-
ing. The governing and
basin boards have a long-
term financial plan through
2025 to meet regional water
supply and resource dev-
elopment needs.
The district has tenta-
tively budgeted $51 mil-
lion for cooperative fund-
ing projects, which are
proposed by local govern-
ments, are usually funded
equally by the basin board
and the local cooperator.
Examples of cooperative
funding projects include
reclaimed water projects
and projects that improve


water quality, reduce flood-
ing or conserve water.
These projects must sup-
port the district's responsi-
bilities of water supply,
flood protection, water
quality and natural sys-
tems.
The district has tenta-
tively budgeted $12 mil-
lion for SWIM Program
projects, which focus on
improving water quality
and habitat restoration.
Half of the funding
comes from state SWIM
funds. The goal is to pro-
tect, restore and maintain
the district's priority water
bodies, which include


Tampa Bay, Rainbow River,
Banana Lake, Crystal
River/Kings Bay, Lake
Panasoffkee, Charlotte Har-
bor, Lake Tarpon, Lake
Thonotosassa, Winter
Haven Chain of Lakes and
Sarasota Bay.
Two statutorily required
public TRIM hearings on
the district's total budget
will be held in September.
The first will be Sept. 16 at
5:01 p.m. at the district's
Tampa service office. The
district's second and final
TRIM hearing will be Sept.
30 at 5:01 p.m. at the dis-
trict's Brooksville head-
quarters.


The governor's office

will review and approve
the budgets of all five
water management dis-
tricts before the second
and final public hearing. At
the conclusion of the hear-
ing, the governing board
will formally adopt the
final millage rates and bud-
gets. The public is welcome
to attend any governing
board or basin board meet-
ing to provide comment on
the proposed budgets.
The adopted proposed
FY 2009 millage rate for
the Manasota Basin Board
is 0.1484 mill. The FY 2009
budget is $24 million.


Time on his hands


SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.com
Retiring Venice City Manager Marty Black, right, accepts a
clock from Nick Carlucci, president of Venice Aviation
Squadron Inc., at a party in his honor at the Venice Yacht
Club Thursday.


STUDY from Page 1A

Bernard said he can't
give any official figures,
but said the informal study
will indicate whether a
health risk is posed to resi-
dents that is significant
enough to take further
action.
Association vice presi-
dent Michael Rigdon said
he hopes the data will help
build a case in support of
new ordinances that
would place restrictions
on businesses that emit
light, noise and dust pollu-
tion.
"We want to be good
neighbors, but we also
want a safe place to live,"
he said.
Rosenfeld said that if a
new barrier were to be
constructed between the
industrial park and the
community, he thinks the
county, city, VGRC resi-
dents and business owners
that use the nearby indus-
trial park will foot the bill.
WCI, the developer that
constructed the commu-
nity, he said, is in financial
trouble and unable to fully
fund construction of a new
barrier.
"My role is that of a
problem solver, and I think
that this is something that
is very solvable," he said.

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SWAP from Page 1A

erty tax relief to all taxpay-
ers," the tax watchdog or-
ganization expressed con-
cern in its statement with
the instability of sales-tax
returns.
Mitsi Corcoran, chief fi-
nancial officer of the coun-
ty school board, said that
the 28-percent reduction
is questionable because it
does not take into account
moneys assessed in spe-
cial taxing districts. The
reduction could be less for
those property owners,
she said.
There is also the ques-
tion about what would be
used to pay to operate the
public schools in addition
to the 1-percent increase
in the sales tax, Corcoran
pointed out.
Kleinlein observed that
"current estimates are that
the increase won't even
pay for half of school fund-
ing."
The original estimate of
revenue from from the
sales-tax increase was
about $3.9 billion annual-
ly. But the slow economy
has reduced that calcula-
tion.
Lawmakers would have
to make up the difference
from new-found sources.
Among the first suggested
were further budget cuts
and removing some sales-
tax exemptions.


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BY MARTY DOVER
STAFF WRITER

here's a place in Venice
where everyone knows
her name.
"They call me 'Patty,' 'Patty
Melt,' 'Mustang Patty' or usu-
ally 'Norma Jean.' I've evolved
into 'Norma Jean' over the
years," said Patty Bryant, the
diminutive dynamo bartender
and waitress at Norma Jean's
Bar and Grill.
"It's really ironic, because
Norma Jean does exist,"
Bryant said. "She's a real lady,
she lives in this town.
Everybody thinks she's an
urban legend, but she is not.
They compare her to Marilyn
Monroe, Norma Jean Baker,
but actually her name is
Norma Jean Stebbins and
she's from Flint, Michigan."
Stebbins came here with
her husband, Hank, in the
early '80s and they opened
Norma Jean's Bar and Grill on
East Tampa Avenue, now the
home of Tavern on the Island.
The good old days
Bryant started working at
Norma Jean's in March 1995 at
its original location, where she
worked as waitress, bartender
and cook from 2-6 p.m. She
speaks nostalgically of the old
days at Norma Jean's.
"During that time we had
the circus folks come in," she
said. "Gunther Gebel-Williams
and Gregg Allman, of the
Allman Brothers, came in.
'Doc' was a regular; he wore a
big shark's tooth necklace.
'Teddy the Troll' was a bridge
tender and a former circus
man."'


Norma Jean's was a family
place where people would
bring their fresh catches of
fish and the cook would pre-
pare them. Customers arrived
in everything from Ferraris to
pickup trucks. They came for
the burgers as much as any-
thing else.
Bryant's first night on the
job, "Joe Early" (former
Cleveland Indian pitcher Early
Winn), who was more than 6
feet tall, fell backwards, arms
spinning like a windmill, onto
a table of food at the Friday
Fish Fry.
"Welcome to Fish Fry!"
cried Norma Jean.
The wildest tip Bryant ever
got was grouper, fresh-caught
and brought to the dock that
is now behind the Waterfront
condo complex. Another cus-
tomer before she passed
away gave her a clock. Big
bags of M&Ms were a favorite,
but now she's trying to stay
away from M&Ms.
Bryant worked at the old
location until they closed in
July of 2002, "a sad, sad day,"
she said. "The impact of our
closing was like a ripple effect.
People would come up to me
and say, 'What happened?
What's going on?' People
would never think they'd miss
that place so much."
A new era
When the island location
closed, Bryant worked at the
Cockpit Cafe on Airport
Avenue until she was asked to
once again work at Norma
Jean's when it reopened in the
Kmart plaza in 2004. There
were new owners. It is
presently owned by Barry


Lucibello, who kept the name
Norma Jean's, but it just
wouldn't be the same without
Patty Bryant.
"The atmosphere at the
new location has changed, but
the people are still special; it's
still the same people that
come here," Bryant said.
"People (snowbirds) will come
here before they unpack their
cars. They'll stop here to say
'hello' and have a burger," she
added, although it could be
argued that Bryant is as big a
draw as the burgers.
"Captain Kurt," a 13-year
customer who used to cook
on Fish Fry Fridays, said he
likes to come in after work "for
a couple of cold ones" on his
way home. "I've known this
kid for quite a while," he said.
"We're pals."
To many customers, Norma
Jean's has been a home away
from home.
"It's quite a place. It's
brought so many people
together," Bryant said.
She has watched her cus-
tomers' children grow up over
the years. She used to give the
kids a coloring book and color
with them, and now they're
grown.
Service is their game
Bryant likes her fellow
workers. She considers George
Way, the cook, a teammate.
Together, they make sure the
food is served hot and fresh.
The meat is from Herman's.
Norma Jean's has repeatedly
won the Gondolier Sun's Best
of Venice for a burger. "I
wouldn't work here if the food
weren't good," Bryant said.
Bryant strives to make


SUN PHOTOS BY MARTY DOVER
Patty Bryant, waitress and bartender at Norma Jean's Bar and Grill, is
often called Norma Jean. The restaurant is not named after Norma
Jean Baker, aka Marilyn Monroe, but the original owner, Norma Jean


Stebbins.

everyone feel welcome. One
day a group of Japanese peo-
ple came in looking rather
stern. Bryant greeted them in
Japanese and their demeanor


changed immediately into
smiles.
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Patty Bryant, center, has their beers poured even before Jeff Michaels, left, and Ron Vaughan, right, come through the door. Vaughan, a customer for six years, said "It's a unique little
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bowing, and we were able
to communicate," she
said. "When you can speak
to people in their lan-
guage, they melt like but-
ter."
In her way, she speaks
everyone's language.
A European
upbringing
Bryant was born in
Barberton, Ohio, but as the
daughter of an Air Force
serviceman and a Belgian
mother, she spent her
youth, from 1 to 19, mostly
in Belgium and Germany,
and traveled all over Eur-
ope.
Besides English, she
speaks French, Spanish,
Belgian, a little Italian and
a little Dutch... "and a little
BS," she added with a
laugh.
Her Belgian grand-
mother taught her to cook,
and she had an uncle in
Madrid, Spain, which is
how she learned Spanish.
She studied ballet and vio-
lin. "I wasn't very good at
the violin," she said. "My
mother threw it out the
window!" While in Europe,
she cultivated a love for all
kinds of music, from coun-
try to classical. "And muse-
ums," she said, "I lived in
museums!"
Bryant took courses
from the University of
Maryland, and recently
completed courses to be-
come a certified nursing
assistant. She's always
been drawn to nursing.
"Sometimes people
have this view of bar-
tenders and think we're
pretty dumb," Bryant said.
"When people come in, I
enjoy surprising them. I
mean, we are intelligent
people. It's an admirable
profession."
While attending high
school in Kaiser Slauten,
Germany, Bryant sang
with a high school band,
competed in "battle of the
bands" contests and made
an album with her group.
She can sing along with
every song in the juke box.
She loved to ski and was
"totally immersed in the
culture there," she said.


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Cynthia Marks of the Florida
Bat Conservency shows kids
a live bat. Four species of
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'cation machine.


Patty Bryant chats with customers Pat Kelly and her husband, not shown, both teachers at the
Venice Art Center. They come in periodically and say it has always been fun and the food is
good.


All roads lead
to Venice
Bryant was 19 when she
and her family returned to
Ohio, and she underwent a
bout of culture shock.
"I couldn't believe the
amount of prepared foods
in the grocery stores, espe-
cially the cereals," she said.
"My grandmother taught
me to prepare everything
from scratch."
She began her bartend-
ing career in the Tangiers
Supper Club in Akron,
where Tony Orlando and
Dawn played.
Bryant came to Venice
from Ohio in February
1992 "in a big yellow
truck," she said.
"It felt like 'The Beverly
Hillbillies.' "
She has done well since
then.
She owns a condo in
Venice which she shares
with her black mini poo-
dle, Peyton Manning, and
serves on the condo board.
She drives her favorite car,


a Ford Mustang. She likes
to read, travel, ski, hike,
swim, paint, write country
music and ride horses. She
plays Mrs. Santa Claus
each Christmas season at
the extravagantly decorat-
ed home on West Venice
Avenue. And yes, she is sin-
gle.
"Mr. Right, I wonder
where he is," Bryant sigh-
ed.

Give them what
they want
Bryant has enjoyed
working at Norma Jean's.
"You have to have a
good sense of humor
doing this," she said. "You
have to be a people per-
son. Sometimes I'm a psy-
chiatrist. You have to be
their mother, their buddy,
their sister and listen to
what they say. I'm all ears,
and guess what? Mum's
the word! I don't tell it to
anybody. As the barstool
turns, the soap opera sto-
ries and such, we've had it


all, babe. Oh my gosh!"
Bryant looked around
the restaurant, with its
booths, tables, outside
tables for the smokers, and
several TV sets tuned to
sports and news stations.
"Here, it's tamer (than
the old days)," she said.
"It's been a fun ride, it real-
ly has. Things have chang-
ed, things are evolving.
This place is ever-evolving.
"It's amazing. A little
place like this can bring so
many people together.
They walk in the door, you
know what they want, and
you just give them what
they want ... And that's
just something special to
do, you know? It's cus-
tomer service, giving peo-
ple hot food, a few laughs
and a joke. It's so much
fun. To be able to do what
you like in life, that's some-
thing.
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FRIDAY,

AUG. 1
Venice Theatre
Time: Varies
Where: Venice Theatre,
140 W Tampa Ave., Ven-
ice
Notes: Rodgers and Ham-
merstein's "Oklaho-
ma!"runs through Sat-
urday, Aug. 9. Perfor-
mances are at 8 p.m. Aug.
1, 2, 7, 8 and 9. Matinees
are at 2 p.m. on Sunday,
Aug. 3 and Saturday Aug.
9. Tickets can be pur-
chased online.
Call: 488-1115
Link: www.venicestage.
com
Photo exhibit
Time: During library
hours
Where: Jacaranda Library,
4143 Woodmere Park
Blvd., Venice
Notes: Jazz expert Bob
Byler of Venice is holding
a photo exhibit during the
month of August. He will
display travel and jazz
photos.
Call: 861-5000
Dinner theater
Time: Varies
Where: Golden Apple
Dinner Theatre
Notes: "The Musical of
Musicals the Musical,"
the hilarious celebration
of the world's most re-
nowned musical theat-
er composers, plays
through Aug. 13.
Call: For reservations or
further information,
phone the Golden Ap-
ple Dinner Theatre box
office at 366-5454.
Link: www.thegoldenap
ple.com
Start your heart
Register: Now
Date: Aug. 11
When: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Various South
Sarasota County loca-
tions
Notes: Sign up now for
this unique, ongoing
walking/jogging pro-
gram for all ages and fit-
ness levels. Free pedome-
ter with registration plus
incentives earned for
miles logged. Start any-
time and walk anywhere
at the following parks:
Laurel Park, 509 Collins
Road, Laurel; Nokomis
Park, 234 Nippino Trail,
Nokomis; Carlton Re-
serve, 1800 Mabry-Carl-
ton Parkway, Venice;
Woodmere Park, 3951
Woodmere Park Blvd.,
Venice.
Call: Sarasota County
Call Center at 861-5000
Cool walks
RSVP: Call now to re-
serve a spot
Date: Aug. 13
When: 9-11 a.m.
Where: Sleeping Turtles
Preserve North, 3462
Border Road, Venice
Notes: Join Al Squires,
amateur botanist and
Florida Native Plant So-
ciety member, for a na-
ture walk. Space is limit-
ed to 20. Wear comfort-
able walking shoes, a hat,
sun screen, insect repel-
lent.
Call: 861-5000
Business success
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.,
Where: Women's
Resource Center, 701
Center Road
Notes: Career advisor
offers career counseling,
resume assistance and
job resources to help
develop an employment
plan.
Cost: $8 nonmember do-
nation; $5 member dona-
tion
French Club
Time: 9:30 a.m.


Where: Venice Public
Library, 300 S. Nokomis
Ave.
Notes: Basic knowledge of
French required. Practices


BEST BET
THE LOCAL SCENE


Cassie Lima, left, plays the role of Laurey, and Evan Glantz plays the role of Curley in Venice Theatre's production of
Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!"


Summer Stock production


"Oklahoma!" is on stage at Venice Theatre, 140 West Tampa Ave., Venice. The play runs
through Saturday, Aug. 9. Performances are at 8 p.m. Aug. 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9. Matinees are
at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3 and Saturday Aug. 9. Tickets can be purchased online. Call
488-1115 for tickets or visit the Web at www.venicestage.com.


French conversation and
reading from French liter-
ature.
Toddler Tale Time
Time: 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Where: Jacaranda Library,
4143 Woodmere Park Blvd.
Notes: Toddlers ages 1-3
with parents, guardians or
caregiver join together for
songs, finger plays,
rhymes, active storytelling
and playtime. Space is
limited. Please observe
age limits.
Call: 861-5000

Time: 10:45-11:30 a.m.
Where: Jacaranda Library,
4143 Woodmere Park Blvd.
Notes: Toddlers ages 1-3
with parents, guardians or
caregiver join together for
songs, finger plays,
rhymes, active storytelling
and playtime. Space is
limited. Please observe
age limits.
Call: 861-5000
Middle ages
Time: 2-3:30 p.m.
Where: Venice Public
Library, 300 S. Nokomis
Ave.
Notes: Teaching Company
lecture series on the mid-
dle ages taught by Pro-
fessor Philip Daileader
through Aug. 29.

Computer questions
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Where: Jacaranda Public
Library, 4143 Woodmere
Park Blvd., Venice
Notes: If you have com-
puter questions, ask
Jack.
Cost: No cost
Call: 861-1270
Club food
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis


Elks Lodge, 1021 Discov-
ery Way, Nokomis
Notes: Lunch

Time: 5-7:30 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis
Elks Lodge, 1021 Discov-
ery Way, Nokomis
Notes: music and dancing,
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Cost: Fish fry buffet, $8
Post dance
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Where: American Legion,
1770 E. Venice Ave.
Notes: Dinner dance
Call: 488-1157
Latin dance class
Time: 7:30-8:15 p.m.
Where: 616 North Tami-
ami Trail, Nokomis
Notes: This class is de-
signed to get you moving
on the dance floor with
the most popular Latin
dances.

SATURDAY,

AUG. 2
Teacher
Appreciation Day
Time: 9 a.m.-i p.m.
Where: Staples, 4291
South Tamiami Trail,
Venice
Notes: The first 200 teach-
ers will receive raffle
prizes and a 512MB Flash
Drive giveaway. Last year,
280,000 gift bags were
given to teachers nation-
wide.
Link: www.staples.com/
teacherday
Jazz duo
Time: 8-11 p.m.
Where: Knicks Tavern,
Southside Village, 1818
South Osprey Ave., Sara-
sota
Notes: Keven Aland, Ven-


ice jazz violinist, and his
partner, Dave Steele, play
jazz, bluegrass and coun-
try.
Call: 944-7761
Ballroom dancing
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Where: Gotta Dance Stu-
dio, 303 South Tamiami
Trail, 4 Bay Center, Noko-
mis
Notes: Everyone welcome.
No partner needed.
Call: 486-0326
Depot tours
Time: Every half hour be-
ginning at 10 a.m.
Where: East side under
the Venice Avenue Bridge.
Notes: Trained Venice Area
Historical Society docents
tell the history of the de-
pot in Venice.
RSVP: For 10 or more,
call 493-9061 or 492-5531.
Dance school
open house
Time: Noon-5 p.m.
Where: Lully MAC Ballet
School
Notes: Open house/danc-
er registration, Blackburn
Point and U.S. 41,
1308 South Tamiami Trail,
Osprey
Call: 237.8373
Link:
www.LullyMACBallet
School.com


COMING SOON
AARP driver safety
RSVP: Aug. 7
Date: Aug. 14
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Senior Friendship
Centers, 2350 Scenic Drive
Call: 493-3065
Concealed-carry
course
Date: Aug. 9


Time: 8 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Where: AmericInn Hotel,
5931 Fruitville Road, Sara-
sota
Notes: Course meets re-
quirements for Florida
and 31 other states' Con-
cealed Carry permit.
Link:
www.ftisarasota.com
Back to school fair
Date: Aug. 9
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Goodwill Good-
Neighbor Center Railto.
652 South Tamiami Trail
Notes: Free fingerprinting
and DNA samples will be
taken by Venice Police
Department's Explorer
Group for family records.
Information on educa-
tional resources and ser-
vices. Food and fun
Call: 441-0241, ext. 304
Dogs' Night Out.
Date: Aug. 9
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Where: Ed Smith Stadium
Notes: Dogs at the ball-
park! Bring your best
friend to Ed Smith
Stadium and see the
Sarasota Reds take on the
Ft. Myers Miracles. All dog
admissions benefit the
Humane Society of
Sarasota County. Special
pet vendors, smooch a
pooch booth and more!
Gates open at 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $5 per person and
$5 per dog.
Link: www.hssc.org
Guitar lessons
Date: Aug. 11-Sept. 1
Time: 5-6 p.m. or 6:10-
7:10 p.m.
Where: Venice YMCA, 701
Center Road
Notes: Group guitar
lessons. Class includes
printed materials and a
CD. All ages and playing


levels are welcome. Must
sign up in advance. Space
is limited.
Cost: $5 nonmembers,
$2.50 members
Call: 492-9622 to sign up
History of Venice
Date: Aug. 11
When: 2-3 p.m.
Where: Jacaranda Library,
Meeting Room, 4143
Woodmere Park Blvd.,
Venice
Notes: Sue Chapman,
president of Venice Area
Historical Society, will talk
about the past of the
Venice we love.
Call: 861-5000
Gymnastics classes
Date: Aug. 11
When: 5:45-8 p.m.
Where: Nokomis Park
Community Center, Main
Hall, 234 East Nippino
Trail, Nokomis
Notes: This monthly
course offers instruction
in gymnastics, tumbling
and cheerleading for the
beginning gymnasts up to
the more advanced ath-
letes. Courses are avail-
able for children ages 5-12
and 13 and older.
Call: 861-5000
Women With Moxie
Date: Aug. 12
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Where: Boca Royale Golf
& Country Club, 1601
Englewood Road, Eng-
lewood
Notes: Inaugural mixer for
Venice WWM, hosted by
Sandra Finger of Bank-
United, Angela Balsinger
of First American Title
Co., Esther Bird of Bright
Future Coaching and
Paula Carney of OMNI
Home Care. Sarasota and
Venice groups are geared
toward creative business
women. This is a casual,
no-cost event in which to
connect.
E-mail: info@women
withmomxie.com
Link: www.womenwith
moxie.com
Fencing class
Date: Aug. 12
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Where: Venice Com-
munity Center, 326 S.
Nokomis Ave., Venice
Notes: Learn the ancient
art of combat by the
sword. Fencing is a great
recreational activity that
combines physical and
mental ability and can
also improve coordina-
tion, endurance and mo-
tor skills. This sport is
great for all ages. Equip-
ment provided.
Cost: $75 per six-week
session
Call: 861-5000
Money management
Date: Aug. 12
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Where: Women's
Resource Center, 701
Center Road, Venice
Notes: Learn tools and
techniques to take control
of your money.
Cost: $8 nonmembers, $5
members
Call: 485-9724
Link: www.thewomens
resourcecenter.org
Art history
Date: Aug. 13
Time: 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Where: Selby Public Li-
brary, Jack Geldbart Au-
ditorium Masters and
Masterpieces of Music,
1331 First St., Sarasota
Notes: Dr. John Goodman
holds a six-week class
about Gilbert and Sul-
livan. Classes are free.
Call: 861-1120
Link: vneumann@
scgov.net
Dance
Date: Aug. 14
Time: 7-10 p.m.
Where: Venice Commun-
ity Center, 326 S. Nokomis


Ave., Venice
Notes: Summer dance
with Jimmy Spoto. Free
dance lesson with Marilyn
and Vito at 6:30 p.m.


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Friend being harassed fears exposing her major client


DEAR ABBY
COLUMNIST

DEAR ABBY: A close
friend I'll call "Millie"
recently confided that she
is being sexually harassed
at work. The person is a
major client of hers, and
she could lose her job if
this is brought to light.
I would like to help
Millie, but I don't know
what to do. Please help
me. This is eating away at
me. HURTING FOR MY
FRIEND IN CONNECTI-
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DEAR HURTING: It is
important that Millie
report what has been hap-
pening to her boss. It is her
employer's responsibility
to see that she is not both-
ered.
I have long thought that
people who use their posi-
tion of power to sexually
harass are either so patho-
logically narcissistic they
can't believe everyone isn't
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delusional thinking), or so
pitifully unattractive and
insecure they must bully
their target into submis-
sion.
Whatever is driving
your friend's harasser, it is
vital for Millie's emotional
well-being that the person
is stopped. Laws protect
people in the workplace,
but only if the harassment
is reported.
DEAR ABBY: I would


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appreciate your perspec-
tive on something that has
been going on for about
five years. When my
granddaughter, 'Allie,"
receives a gift, she takes it
to her room to open. Allie
is no longer a child, Abby.
She's an intelligent, attrac-
tive college graduate. Later
on, she will say thank you
for the gift.
When I asked why she
won't open the gift when I
give it to her, her response


was, "I don't like to be
watched while I open
gifts." This leaves me
unable to witness her
pleasure and makes me
wonder why I spend my
time purchasing any-
thing for her. Please give
me your reaction. -
GIFT-GIVING GRANDMA,
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.
DEAR GRANDMA: You
are operating under the
assumption that your
granddaughter likes the


gifts you have chosen. Has
it occurred to you that she
may take the gifts to open
in private because she
knows you are waiting for
her reaction and finds it
intimidating?
My feeling is that you
and she should have a
frank talk about this, and
you should take your cue
from the outcome. It'll
clear the air.
Please see ABBY, 5B


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Ten schools receive more than $56,000 in Weller Arts Education grants


FROM SARASOTA COUNTY
SCHOOL BOARD

Ten Sarasota County public
schools will get a financial boost
for arts education projects for the
2008-09 school year, thanks to the
Weller Arts Education Program of
the Community Foundation of
Sarasota County.
The late Leslie and Margaret
Weller were longtime Longboat
Key residents whose interests
included the arts and the impor-
tance of arts education in helping
young people to become better
citizens. Funds from the Weller
Arts Education Program are used
to help schools and teachers in
Manatee and Sarasota counties
build and refine programs that
will enable students to develop a
deep understanding of culture
and the arts.
Guided by national standards
for the various aspects of arts edu-
cation, these programs engage
students with the arts including
dance, music, theater, visual arts
and newer technology-based art
forms; introduce students to the
roles that the arts have played
through time in a range of soci-
eties and cultures; and encourage
teachers and students to apply
learning in the arts to all areas of
the curriculum. The board of
directors of the Community
Foundation awards the Weller
Arts Education Program grants to
teachers to administer specific
arts education projects. Sarasota
County public schools will receive
$56,684 from the program for 12
projects in 10 schools in 2008-09.
The teachers and schools in
Sarasota County who are recipi-
ents of Weller grants for the
upcoming school year are:

Monica Brown, Laurel Nokomis
School, $5,000
Authors, Photographers and
Graphic Designers
Photography will be incorporated
into Brown's art classes in grades six,


seven and eight by the addition of 20
digital cameras provided by the grant.
As part of the grant activities, students
will photograph sea life at Mote Marine
Laboratory while on a field trip and will
combine their photos, illustrations and
writings they created about sea life to
author and illustrate their own book.
FCAT integration of reading, writing,
math and science activities will be fea-
tured as part of the book activities.
Careers of photography, graphic
design, authoring and marine biolo-
gists will be highlighted.

Gail Bruder-Werner, Booker High
School, $5,000
You're Hired! Interview Tips for High
School Students
The Booker High School Career
and Technical Education participants in
this project include Digital Design and
Business Entrepreneur classes.
Students will produce an interview
video that will include a two-day visit
by Melecho, a local video production
company. The students will storyboard,
edit and produce this student video
with the assistance of Melecho. The
entrepreneurial program students will
write a business plan, while digital
design students will complete story-
boarding, photo enhancement and
video editing. The VPA theater depart-
ment will also be invited to participate.
Students will complete pre- and post-
production assessments connecting
their love of music, video and the com-
puter while learning valuable career
tools for their first interview.

Julie Felts, Booker High School,
$5,000
Dig-it-al Design
The Dig-it-al Design project will
introduce advanced placement art stu-
dents to careers in interior design and
design technology The grant provides
a field trip to Ringling School of Art
and Design, where students will
explore careers in interior design,
graphic and interactive communica-
tions, and business. The process will
carry the student on a year-long
adventure in which students will
engage in real-life experiences such as


designing their own business cards
and creating and drawing plans for
their own digital design studio.

Sharon Ferguson, Venice High
School, $5,000
Theater Improvement
The Venice High School Theater
department's grant will allow the
school to improve the acoustics of its
Black Box theater. The primary objec-
tive of the project is to transform the
current room (a concrete walled room
about 16 feet by 30 feet) into a flexible,
intimate performing arts and rehearsal
venue and learning laboratory for small
performing groups and other events,
including music recitals, guest lectures
and conferences.

Colleen Glenney, Booker Middle
School, $5,000
Integrating the Arts Across the
Curriculum
The arts have been proven to posi-
tively affect student achievement, but
teachers need additional training and
resources to integrate the arts into var-
ious areas of the curriculum. The grant
funds will be used to create arts kits
for each teaching team. The kits will
consist of four books that instruct
teachers in methods to integrate
music, visual art, dance and theater
into core content areas. The kits will
also contain basic art supplies and a
guide to local theaters, museums and
other arts organizations that offer mid-
dle-school programming. The arts
teachers will conduct three one-hour
professional development sessions on
how to integrate their specific art form
across the content areas. Arts teach-
ers will also observe other teachers'
arts-integrated lessons and offer feed-
back.

Jackie Henson-Dacey, Riverview
High School, $5,000
International Puppetry and
Literature Publication
Students in visual arts and theater
arts will work together to create an
international puppetry unit. They will
explore and research a variety of pup-
pets in many cultures and create origi-


nal puppets and skits.

Deborah Herbert, Bay Haven School
of Basics Plus, $3,216
Metamorphosis: The Art and
Science of Change
This project will allow students to
see that many areas of scientific study
require skills that are also used in the
visual arts, including keen observation,
creative thinking and the keeping of
visual and written records. The grant
will allow students of every grade level
to be involved with activities dealing
with metamorphosis, including a com-
munity connection with the Ringling
Museum of Art.

Tiffany Jennings, North Port High
School, $5,000
Graphics and Sign Lab
The funding from this grant will
allow for the purchase of equipment
used in the graphic arts industry, with
the goal of increased enrollment in
CTE classes.

Rebecca King, Booker High School,
$3,498
Global FCAT Chats
The grant will fund the purchase of
a high-definition video camera to help
create a professional FCAT instruction-
al video for the high, middle and ele-
mentary school levels. Student film-
makers will learn the art of creating a
compelling film and will enhance their
creative editing and production skills.
All students in the district will have the
opportunity to watch the student-pro-
duced FCAT video that will result from
this project.

Cameron Parker, Alta Vista
Elementary School, $4,970
Lights, Camera, Action!
Approximately 25 students will be
members of the Eagle Eye broadcast
crew throughout the year. The Eagle
Eye broadcast will be shown school-
wide on a daily basis to more than 700
students and 100 staff members at Alta
Vista. Art, music and technology class-
es will participate in the creative design
and development of the program.
Classroom teachers will have the


opportunity to use the broadcast studio
to enhance student presentations.

James Reardon, Oak Park School,
$5,000
Garden Art Project
This project was conceived through
a collaborative process involving the
art and vocational teachers at Oak
Park School. The school's courtyard
was drab and uninviting, a place to
walk through, not to linger and enjoy.
This project has already begun to
transform the courtyard into a living art
and horticultural exhibit and will nur-
ture the talents of the school's chal-
lenged students. Concrete pillars have
been decorated with mosaic designs,
lush native plants and foliage have
been planted and steel sculptures
have been added. The grant will allow
the school to add a memorial garden
to the courtyard dedicated to the
memory of staff and students who
have passed away while they were
part of the Oak Park family.

Marjorie Williams, Fruitville
Elementary School, $5,000
Building Friendships: Fostering
Acceptance and Understanding of
Others through the Arts
This hands-on project will support
fine motor development and sensory
growth in all students. Students at vari-
ous developmental levels will create
three art projects, incorporating part-
nerships within the autism, regular
education and gifted populations to
foster acceptance and understanding
of various student abilities. The art pro-
jects will introduce students to multiple
painting genres while demonstrating
each student's collective talents and
modeling personal growth in accepting
differences. The steps of the art project
will be recorded in student memory
books and journals that aid autistic
students in overcoming memory chal-
lenges. Regular education and gifted
students will work on the writing crite-
ria. The memory books and journals
will offer teachers and families a
resource to continually review with stu-
dents. The projects will be shared
schoolwide.


ABBY from Page 4B
DEAR ABBY: Am I
doomed to be a "jack of all
trades"? I'm 21 and can
never stick with a job
longer than six months. I
get bored and start looking
for another one.
I have noticed my
inability to find satisfac-
tion in anything I do. I pick
up and drop hobbies in
the span of weeks. I'm cur-
rently in college and have
switched majors six times.
Women drop me because I
can't decide on what my
"life's work" should be.
I know I'm young, but it
feels like the years are
going fast. What can I do to
find my niche? A GUY
NAMED MIKE IN OHIO
DEAR GUY NAMED
MIKE: The first thing to do


should be to head to the
student health center,
explain your problem and
ask for an evaluation.
Next, stop berating your-
self for being indecisive
about your career path.
Generations ago, people
trained for one career that
was supposed to last until
retirement. Today, howev-
er, workers can expect to
change jobs several times
over the span of their
careers. And that's why a
liberal arts education can
be helpful, because it
exposes students to a wide
variety of subjects that can
be helpful in the future.

DearAbby is written by
Abigail Van Buren, also
known as Jeanne Phillips,


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Sixtieth celebration marks



couple's marriage, ministry


PROVIDED BY THE REV.
WILLIAM STONE

The Rev. Dr. William L.
Stone and Helen Farley
Stone will celebrate 60
years of both marriage
and ministry on Aug. 9,
2008, with an Open
House. It was June 23,
1948, when William Stone
was appointed by Bishop
Raymond J. Wade to begin
his ministry in the
Methodist Church. On
Aug. 9,1948, he and Helen
Farley were married at
First Methodist Church,
Highland Park, Mich.
The first 55 years of
their work and life togeth-
er were in Michigan, but
now continues here in
Venice and Englewood,
Fla. Here they first served
in the Covenant Church,
and now have a music
ministry in the Good
Shepherd Church. Almost
every week, Bill plays
piano in The Living Room
of the Senior Friendship
Center.
They have also served
Baptist and Presbyterian
churches as well as work-
ing with chaplains of the
U.S. Air Force. Both have
been members of the
USAF Auxiliary, Civil Air
Patrol. William Stone was
recently presented an
award by the Michigan
Wing for his 30 years of
CAP service. He holds
the rank of lieutenant
colonel. Both are mem-
bers of the International
Rural Chaplains Associa-
tion. They have visited 32
countries, some more
than once, and have been
delegates to the World


PHOTOS COURTESY OF WILLIAM STONE
The Rev. Dr. William L. Stone and Helen Farley Stone will celebrate 60 years of marriage and
ministry on Aug. 9.


Methodist Conferences
held in Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil, and Brighton,
England. Their home has
been open to many inter-
national travelers, includ-
ing students from Cuba,
Brazil and the Czech
Republic.
For 32 years they were
involved in a crisis inter-
vention counseling min-
istry, and William Stone
has also worked with
nonprofit housing, youth
services, mental health,
planning commissions,
and local and state town-
ship associations. He has


also served as chair of a
Department of Defense
Air Force community pro-
ject, and supervised a
Chippewa Indian Mission.
Helen Stone worked
with the British Army
Staff during World War II,
and later with Aeroquip
Corporation and the U.S.
Air Force, retiring as man-
ager of jet engines for B-52
and KC-135 aircraft.
The Stones' family, two
sons, a daughter, five
grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren will
join them for an Open
House celebration on Aug.


Earlier photo of Helen and
Bill Stone prior to their mar-
riage on Aug. 9,1948.

9, at the Stone's home in
Venice. On Aug. 11, a cake-
sharing celebration will be
held at the Senior


RELIGION BRIEFS

Support groups
* 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. Thursday at the Ven-
ice 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, atVictory
Baptist Church, 241 Burney
Road, Osprey. Call Pastor
Arlo Elam at 966-4716 or
visit reformu.com.
* Couples Helping Couples
meets 7:30-9 p.m. Friday
at Our Savior Lutheran
Church, 2705 N. Tamiami
Trail, Nokomis. An anony-
mous 12-step program for
all couples. No 12-step
experience necessary. Call
474-5315 or 492-9547 or
www.recovering-couples.
org.
Volunteers needed
A message from the Venice
Interfaith Community Asso-
ciation asks for volunteers
for The WareHouse Teen
Center, which has moved
to a new location. Needed:
Painters and someone to
replace broken windows
and carpeting. If you can
help for a few hours, call
Linda Banister at 497-7117
or 716-4100.
Healing
* Free community healing
room, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thurs-


days at Suncoast Worship
Center, 881 S. River Road,
Englewood. Call 474-5045.
* New Life Assembly of
God presents Taking Hold
of God's Vision for Healing
at 7 p.m. the first and third
Tuesday of the month, at
South Venice Christian
Church, 2390 Seaboard
Ave. Call 493-0775 or visit
www.nlaog.org.
Angel Ministries, 2269
South Tamiami Trail,
284-9459, angelministries
offlorida.com
* 7-9 p.m., Fridays: Dark
room meditation, $5
* 4-7 p.m., Wednesdays:
Free Reiki healing clinic,
followed by prayer group.
* 6:30 p.m. Thursday:
Healing Service; 7 p.m.
Thursday: Message ser-
vice.
* 10 a.m. -3 p.m., Saturday,
Aug. 9; Sept. 13; Oct. 11:
Psychic Fair. Astrology,
Tarot and Mediumship.
Private Readings are $15
per 15 minutes.
Preschool
A new classroom for 1-
year-olds opens Aug. 4 at
Lakeside Lutheran Pre-
school, 2401 S. Tamiami
Trail, a licensed, NAEYC-
accredited preschool pro-
gram. Hours from 7 a.m. to
6 p.m. To register, call 497-
5858.
Sign Language
Interpretation
* Debbie McWinnie pro-
vides sign language inter-
pretation at the 10 a.m.
Sunday worship and for
other events at the Venice-
Nokomis United Methodist
Church, 208 Palm Ave. in
Nokomis.
Women's events
* Moms Morning Out,

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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


Venice-
^ Nokomis
United Methodist
Church
Sunday Worship:
10:00 AM
Interpretation for the Deaf
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
Rev. Jim McWhinnie,Pastor
Rev. J. Ralph Burton, Associate Pastor


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.
|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





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


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St. Mark's Episcopal Church os 4e87
508 Riviera 5t ect, Venice (2ksieand eIo i/es ICtewr)
m Saturday 5:00 p.m. Holy Communion
Sunday 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.orgA


Auburn Road Presbyterian Church
(Presbyterian Church in America)
i^ * 642 N. Auburn Rd. 485-3551
Dwight L. Dolby, Pastor
S Sharon 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


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

Venice
United Church of Christ
CongaLpon Chri Ma EvmglinW, RcrW
620 Shamrock Blvd.
Every Sunday at 10:00
More Information? 493-6741
www.veniceucc.org


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 10:30 am
Nursery Provided for
All Services
Parking shuttle provided
493-7504
S 1475 Center Road, Venice
www.cumc.info


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


There's a place for you here!
Emmanuel Lutheran
p^ Church-ELCA
90 Tamiami Trl. S, Venice On the Island!
941-488-4942
Worship with us -
Nursery provided Sat. & Sun.
ll ~ Worships:
Sat. at 5:00 pm, Sun. at 9:30 am
Thursday Prayers 10:00 am
Counseling Appointments 926-2959


ToU place your reli -gijES ous serJ vices, call Carol 1(94)!L U 2047-1206Si


Assembly ot God
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.
THURSDAY: Family Ministries Night at 7:00 p.m.
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Some seniors are gambling more than money


FROM NAPSA

There's good news for seniors
who may have a gambling prob-
lem. A free national helpline
offers information and resources.
This is fortunate, because when it
comes to gambling, the stakes for
many seniors may be higher than
they suspect. The number of
seniors who gamble has grown;
in fact, seniors have become one
of the fastest-growing groups of
gamblers.
Between 1974 and 1998, the


percentage of seniors who
"recently gambled" jumped from
20 percent to 50 percent, and a
recent study found that gambling
is the most frequently identified
social activity among adults over
65. Some gaming venues provide
bus transportation, free or dis-
counted meals, special rewards
and other prizes that attract older
individuals. Seniors may be
found playing slot machines at
casinos, gambling at racetracks,
playing bingo games or purchas-
ing lottery tickets.


Gambling for many seniors is a
social activity that affords them
an opportunity for excitement.
However, experts say that seniors
are vulnerable to gambling prob-
lems for a variety of reasons. They
may use the distraction of gam-
bling to escape the loss of a
spouse or a medical concern. The
attention of the casino staff may
temporarily reduce feelings of
loneliness or depression. Some
may have financial problems they
are hoping to overcome.
Unfortunately, there are those


who suffer from cognitive impair-
ment who may have difficulty
understanding that, for them,
gambling may be a problem.
Seniors may not understand
addiction and be reluctant to seek
help. They may be overspending
and neglecting their nutrition,
lack funds for medication and
other medical needs or have less
working years left to recoup the
financial losses due to gambling.
Other seniors may have limited
finances and are looking for a "big
win to set myself up for life."


Often, seniors with gambling
concerns do not seek help,
telling themselves "at my age, I
should have known better," or
suffer from embarrassment.
Unfortunately, in some cases,
things can spiral out of control
rather quickly. Warning signs of a
gambling problem include pre-
occupation with gambling and
losing control of time or money
spent gambling.
To learn more or to find help,
call toll free (800) 522-4700 or
visit www.ncpgambling.org.


Local teens graduate from


STAR Leadership program


Sarasota Opera to hold


apprentice artists auditions


FROM COMMUNITY
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Five Venice students graduated from
the Community Youth Development's
STAR Leadership Training program
Wednesday.
Students were honored at a graduation
ceremony at the Leila and Michael
Gompertz Center, in Sarasota.
Venice 2008 summer class graduates
included Emma Dietrich and David
Portnow, 10th-grade students at Pine
View School; Jesse Frimmel, a ninth-
grade student at Venice Christian School;
Hannah Greenwald, an 11th-grade stu-
dent at Venice High School; and Jennie
Williams, a 10th-grade student atVHS.
The mission of the STAR Leadership
Training is to empower high school aged
youth as community leaders through
training and education. Youth participate
in extensive training (75 hours) focused
on development of leadership, commu-


nication and group work skills, as well as
specific tools needed to serve on boards,
such as meeting protocol and member
responsibilities.
Once trained, youth serve in a decision
making position as a full and equal mem-
ber of a city or county government com-
mittee, on a not-for-profit board of direc-
tors, or on countywide councils focused
on education, law enforcement, commu-
nity service or positive teen activities.
Since the program was created in 2000,
380 youth have completed the training.
Currently, 130 youth are serving in leader-
ship positions. STAR is recognized as a
national model for engaging youth in
community and civic life.
STAR is funded through a grant from
the Leslie and Margaret Weller Fund of
the Community Foundation of Sarasota
County and the CYD Project. For more
information on the Community Youth
Development Project, call Karen Bogues,
project director, at 922-5126.


FROM SARASOTA OPERA

Sarasota Opera will hold auditions for
its Apprentice Artists Program in Sarasota
on Monday, Sept. 17, 1-5 p.m. Auditions
will take place at the Sarasota Opera
House, 61 N. Pineapple Avenue, at the
corner of First Street.
This program seeks singers who are
serious about having careers as soloists in
opera and desire further development in
their craft. Applicants must exhibit career
potential. The deadline for submission of
applications is Aug. 15.
Sarasota Opera's Apprentice Artists
Program is recognized as one of the finest
in the country. It will run from Jan. 7
through March 29. Applicants must be
available to participate the entire time.
Apprentices will receive $400 per week,
housing and roundtrip airfare to/from
Sarasota.
Apprentices perform in the chorus for
Puccini's Tosca (in Italian), Donizetti's


L'elisir d'amore (in Italian), Mascagni's
L'amico Fritz (in Italian) and Verdi's Don
Carlos (in French). In addition to participat-
ing in the main stage chorus, apprentice
artists perform opera scenes and receive
music, dramatic and language coaching on
both program and non-program material.
They may also have the opportunity to sing
comprimario and to cover secondary roles
in the main stage operas.
Singers interested in auditioning must
complete and return the program applica-
tion form, which can be downloaded from
www.sarasotaopera.org. The application
form can also be obtained by mailing a
request for it along with picture and resume
to: Apprentice Artists Program, Sarasota
Opera, 61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, FL,
34236-5716.
Greg Trupiano, artistic administrator of
Sarasota Opera, is available to answer ques-
tions about the program. He can be con-
tacted at gTrupiano@sarasotaopera.org or
366-8450, ext. 420.


STUDY AND CLASSES


* Calvary Bible Church,
1936 E. Venice Ave.: 6:45-8
p.m., Wednesdays, Bible
study. Call Pastor Brett
Jones at 485-7070 or visit
cbcvenice.com.
* First Christian Church
of Venice, 1100 Center
Road: 9:30 a.m., Sundays,
Bible Study; 7-8 p.m. Thurs-
days, Roman Bible Study.
Fellowship Hall. Call 408-
8088 or visit www.church
thatcares.com.
* Fisherman's Net Com-
munity Church, 1101


RELIGION from Page 6B
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 Houser at
485-1314.
* Interdenominational
Women's Fellowship group,
9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday,
at Fisherman's Net Com-
munity Church, 1101 S.
Tamiami Trail, Venice
Island. Public welcome.
Call 223-1180.
* Sisterhood Book Circle
discusses "The Terrorist"
by John Updike, 1 p.m.
Monday, beginning July
8, with Arlene Stolnitz
facilitating; beginning Aug.
25 discussion of "Identical
Strangers" by Elise Schein,
with Joan Weiner facilitat-
ing at the Jewish Center of
Venice, 600 N. Auburn
Road. Call 484-2022.
* Amazing Love Women's
Healing Conference, Sept.
5-6 at the Christian Retreat
Center, Fort Myers Beach.
For more information, call
Church of the Holy Spirit,
941-966-1924 or visit www.
chsosprey.com
Music
* New Life Assembly of
God presents Sunset Gospel


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.
* New Life Assembly of
God at South Venice
Christian Church, 2390
Seaboard Ave. Breakfast
with the Boys at 6:30 a.m.
Friday at Perkins Restau-
rant on U.S. 41 Bypass.
Pastor Randy Burt hosts
Family Night, Adult Study,
with an evening of praise,


Sing-A-Long one hour
before sunset, Fridays, near
the lifeguard station at
Venice Beach. Bring a chair
and your request for a
favorite gospel song. Call
493-0775, or visit www.
nlaog.org.
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 N. Auburn Road.
Improvisational ability
helps and all are welcome.
Call Jason Arkin at 484-
1856.


Awana club
Calvary Bible
hosts Awana for


Church
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.
Buddhist meditation
Kelsang Donwang teaches
a beginners Buddhist
meditation Mondays, 7-
8:30 p.m., at Woodmere
Park Community Center,
Room 2-B, 3951 Woodmere
Park Blvd. This introduc-
tion to meditation from


worship and study. Infants
and toddler nursery;
Generation 360 teen min-
istry; and "Missionettes,
Royal Ranger & Daisey's"
for children, all at 7 p.m.,
Thursday. Call 493-
0775.
* Sarasota Baptist Church:
Bible study at 6:30 p.m.,
Thursday in the Venice
home of Stephanie and
Charlie Gardner on Capello
Drive. Book: "Discovery
Adult Study Guide," Genesis
1-27, winter '07-'08. Call


the Kadampa Buddhist
tradition includes two
guided meditations and a
short talk. All are welcome.
Donation: $10. Call 373-
1600 or visit meditation
inflorida.org.
Palm Singles
Palm Singles (50+) meet at
6 p.m. Monday for dinner
and program at Church of
the Palms, 3224 Bee Ridge


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
Center, 881 South River
Road, Englewood: 6:30-
8:30 p.m., Mondays.
"Breaking Free: Making
Liberty in Christ a Reality


Road, Sarasota. RSVP to
924-7430.
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
Bernadette Soubirous. See
Avignon, Paris, Normandy
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Sunday worship service.
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God's Family." Continues
each Sunday throughout
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PHOTOS COURTESY OFTONI ALLEN
The Rendezvous Cafe provided a buffet to the Venice High
School football team Thursday, July 17. The Indians were
given ample sustenance so that the restaurant owners and
staff could get to know the team.


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Doris Stern, second from right, back row, poses at her annual
pool party. The special guest was, second row, third from
right, Laverne Hicks from England and Dee Carvens, kneeling.
A good time was had by all.


PHOTO COURTESY OF DEBBIE WALDRON
Norman MacLellan, left, commander of American Legion Post
159, congratulates Ed Kalchbrenner on his first place award
for the post's history book. The history book was judged at
the Florida American Legion convention in Orlando. There are
more than 300 American Legion posts in Florida. Kalch-
brenner had been the historian for Post 159 for several years
and is a consistent winner in the history book competition.


Out and about





















Lauri Mahaney, owner of the Rendezvous Cafe, is holding up a
team jersey the team gave to her for showing her support.
She provided the buffet because she loves to give back to the
community that she has lived in for many years.



Editor's Note
Share your hobby, vacation, grandchildren and
club photos with us. Send ajpg no larger than 8 by
10 inches and no less than 4 by 6 inches to
rbroyles@venicegondolier.com or mail photos to
Venice Gondolier Sun, Attn: Photo Album, 200 E.
Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285. Jpgs measuring larg-
er than 8 by 10 inches and less than 4 by 6 inches
will not be used for publication.


PHOTO COURTESY OF MONTY ANDREWS
The Saturday Morning Walkabout group recently enjoyed a
celebration breakfast after having walked a cumulative 8,000
miles. The group meets Saturdays at 8 a.m. at Volunteer Park
along Golf Drive behind the gulf Coast Community
Foundation of Venice, then takes a 2.5-mile walk along
Venetian Waterway Park. New walkers and pets are always
welcome.


My vacation


PHOTO COURTESY OF JOHN OSBORNE
While visiting Newfoundland/Labrador and Nova Scotia, John
Osborne and his wife Julie of Waterford had the opportunity
to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site L'Anse Aux Meadows,
the 11th century Viking settlement of Leif Ericson and his fel-
low Norsemen. The Osbornes are pictured with their Viking
chieftain host Bjorn.


PHOTO COURTESY OF GINA E.TAYLOR
Public Displays of Affection board members hosted a
fundraiser with the proceeds going to Big Brothers Big
Sisters of the Sun Coast. Chief Development Officer of Big
Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast Ann Marie Welty, left,
receives a check from Jessie Balaity and David Kramer, along
with Sharon Barhorst, partnership director, Big Brothers Big
Sisters of the Sun Coast and Kane Geils, with Euphoria
Oxygen Bar. In the back row are Public Displays of Affection
board members Eric Massey and Zac Ross.


PHOTO COURTESY OF SANDY RHODUS
Tom, Sandy, Sierra, Kayla and Rachel Rhodus of Venice
recently enjoyed a trip to the beautiful island of Tenerife,
located in the Canary Islands, Spain.

My great-

grandchildren


Kathy Francoletti of Englewood, left, has been elected presi-
dent of the Women's Resource Center of Sarasota County.
Outgoing president Sharon Monk of Venice, right, passed the
gavel to Francoletti at the Women's Resource Center annual
meeting. For more information, call 485-9724 or visit www.the-
womensresourcecenter.org.




Right, Venice Chapter FM recently awarded an
international Chapter Program for Continuing
Education scholarship of $2,000 to Manatee
Community College student Kimberly Klijewski of
Venice. Pictured are Dottie Eiffe, Karen
Macdonald, Klijewski and Sue Carol McCullough.


PHOTO COURTESY OF NICK CATSAKIS
Frank Woodruff Buckles, 107 years old according to the
Department of Veterans Affairs, is the last surviving United
States veteran of World War I. He lives on his 330-acre cattle
farm which he still manages. In 1917, taking his word about
his age, in the absence of a birth certificate, the U.S. Army
took him in and sent him to France. After the war he worked
in the steamship business. He was in the Philippines in 1941,
was captured by the Japanese and spent three and a half
years in prison camps. On July 19, 2008, at Buckles' residence
near Charles Town, W.Va., Venice resident Jean Maxwell Cat-
sakis met and talked with him. Catsakis is chair of Service for
Veterans Committee, Sara De Soto Chapter, DAR.


PHOTO COURTESY OF SUE CAROL MCCULLOUGH


PHOTOS COURTESY OF CONNIE WILSON
Connie Wilson recently retired after 30 years as a Venice
Realtor to enjoy her family, like great-grandchildren Hailey
and Layla Schluter of Venice.


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CONTACT US
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(941) 207-1000
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,(, eam Venetian Realtors
/ of Prudential Florida
WCI Realty specialize
in homes at Venetian Golf &
River Club, the location of the
two homes featured in this arti-
cle.
One at 105 SavonaWay, is a
1,922-square foot, two-bed-
room, two-bath home with
heated inground black-bottom,
infinity-edge pool plus other
upgrades including travertine
floors within the lanai and the
interior of the house, under-
counter lighting and upgraded
appliances in the gourmet
kitchen and furnishings similar
to those seen in model homes.


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The home's master suite
includes atmospheric lighting
in the bedroom's tray ceiling,
deluxe bathroom with all the
amenities, a seating area in the
bedroom and French doors to
the pool area, which also con-
tains a fire pit and outdoor
cooking center.
The home has been listed for
$499,900.
At 286 Pesaro Drive, the team
is offering a 3,159-square-foot,
three-bedroom, three-bath
home with den and an infinity-
edge pool on one of the club's
prime estate lots. Golf club
membership is included in the
price.
The home's master bedroom
was extended and the master
bath features granite as well as a


whirlpool tub. There are high-
impact windows throughout
the house.
Built in 2005, the home also
has mature, professionally
designed and installed land-
scaping, outdoor lighting and,
in the pool and cabana area, a
spa and outdoor cooking area.
Listed for $659,000, the home
has a keyless entry system and
many other upgrades.
The home at 105 Savona can
been seen Sundays from 1 to 3
p.m. For appointments to see
the homes at other times call
Ron Dressel or his team mem-
bers at 232-6545, 922-7030, 270-
7363. The team has several
other listings within the club.
Visit www.VeniceFloridaNew
Homes.com.


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PHOTOS COURTESY OF TEAM VENETIAN, PRUDENTIAL FLORIDA WCI REALTY
The front yard of this home at 105 Savona Way features professional land-
scaping and two-car attached garage.


Swimmers in this pool at 105 Savona Way, at Venetian
Golf & River Club, enjoy sweeping views of more water Pool and fountain at 286 Pesaro Drive in Venice Golf & The home's great room area includes dining and seating areas plus the
and the golf course plus preserve land. River Club. convenience of the nearby kitchen area.


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North Port. Open Sun 24.
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2/2 Oxford $120,000
2/2 Sandhurst $80,750
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4/2 Kenvil $159,200
3/2 Lakatos $61,750
3/2 vizza $102,600
3/2 Coker $71,250
3/2 Sultan $120,000
3/2 Kenwood $86,400
2/1.5 Chicopa St. $48,000
2/1 Pontiac $52,200
2/2 Margarita $51,300
ROTONDA
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3/2 Harbor $70,000
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1022 ENGLEWOOD
FOR SALE

132 Kings Drive -
3 Bedroom Pool Home on
two lots. Excellent! $209k
135 Kings Drive Nice
3/2/2 Corner lot, Water &
Sewer. $168k
103 Mark Twain Ln.
3/2/2 Fam Rm & Huge
lanai $188k
48 Bunker Circle
Huge 3/2/2 pool home on
Golf Course $244k
Terry Long
941-830-2347
RE/MAX Bayside


1022 ENGLEWOOD
FOR SALE

8 Par View Road 3/2/2
Pool Home in Long Mead-
ow. $230k
711 Boundary Blvd.
Huge 4/2/2 w/ pool Over-
sized lot $289k
5 Marker Road
Newer Huge 3/2/2 pool
on canal $299k
248 Medalist Rd. Brand
New 3/2/2 Pool Home abuts
the Golf Course $319k
207 Rotonda Blvd.
Newer Huge 5 Bedroom
Pool Home $330k Terry
Long
941-830-2347
RE/MAX Bayside.
820 E. 5th St. Large 3
or 4 Bedroom with Water
& Sewer $146K
824 E. 5th St. 3BR/2BA
totally updated. Water &
sewer. $159K
135 Wilhelm Drive
Walk to beach. Totally
updated! Metal Roof!
$329,900. Terry Long
941-830-2347
RE/MAX Bayside
Brand New
Furnished Homes
Owner Financing
3/2/1 $99,900
941-685-3930
Coastal Living Realty
newenglewoodhomes.com
Newly remodeled 3/2/2
Most everything new
$115K. (941)-473-8079

1023 NOKOMIS/OSPREY
FOR SALE

2/2 Pool, Deeded boat
dock $219,900 (941)-
586-3936 Barb Gahry,
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730 Shakett Creek Dr,
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1025 PT CHARLOTTE
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2/1/Den/Cpt $70,000.
Central A/C, Scr Lanai,
New Roof 941-764-0676
3/1, Drastically Reduced!
Remodeled! $120,500.
Owner financing available
@ 5%. INT 941-629-6329
3/1, move in condition,
3267 Easy Street
$61,000.
(941)-457-7077
4/2, move in condition,
21440 Midway Blvd.
$87,000.
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BIG NEW.! 3/2/2
No Down Closing Costs
$1,290 mo. Must See
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FSBO single family single
story home @ 3538 Pine-
tree St. 3BR, 2BA,
attached garage,
$280,000.315-685-1248

PORT CHARLOTTE
3/BR 2/BA Lg. Lanai.
Fully remodeld. $59,500
or Best Offer. Inspect
Sat/Sun 10-5. Will be sold
Sunday to HIGHEST BID-
DER 941-685-2792

PORT CHARLOTTE
2/2, large lanai, carport,
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2/2/1 Island, w/Family rm,
walk to beach, New win-
dows, 70x140 lot $350k
Investment RIty 492-5050

Island Home. 3brm 2 Bath.
Remodeled with Corian
tops, Maple Cabinets.
Large Corner lot, Irrigation
& well, Lush Landscaping.
$238,000 Owner Agent
356-4407

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3/2/1 Punta Gorda
Isles Must sell, deep
water access, dock.
$219k. 941-740-5284.

NW P.C. 3/2.5/2, pool
home, SW canal, $319K,
(941)-429-2258
www.forsalebyowner.com/list-
ing/EB074

Port Charlotte 3/2/CP
1800sf. under air, 650ft.
lanai w/jacuzzi, dock, boat
lift, tile and laminate
throughout. New cabinets
& appliances. Must see!
$229K (941)-457-9439


1030 WATERFRONT
HOMES

WATERFRONT HOMES
5066 Ackley Terrace -
Right on the Myakka River
Gulf Access Wonderful
River Views. 2 Lots with
Protected Side Canal for
Boat Docking $495,000
1021 Humboldt St.
134' Canal Frontage to
Ainger Creek. Pool, Dock,
Davit & Boat House. One
Bridge to the bay. Exc
cond. $349k
1985 Georgia Ave.
Oversized Lot WATER-
FRONT Home with no
bridges to the Gulf of Mex-
ico $345k Bring Offers
Terry Long
941-830-2347
RE/MAX Bayside.

1040 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR SALE

Bird Bay Golf Course Villa,
2/2, Ldry rm, Cport, 8x25
Porch, Cath Ceilings, $199k
Investment RIty 492-5050
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In Bird Bay Village
Golf, Tennis, Pools,
Clubhouse
PRICES DOWN TO
2/2Waterfnt Condo $205,500
2/2 Waterview $169,000
1/1 Gardenview $94,900
2/2 Gold Course $180,000
1/1 Lakeside/Elevator $143K
3/2 Lakeside/1st Class $154K
2/2 Corner Golfcourse $165K
3/2 Corner, grnd fir $165,000
2/2 Villa $189,900
1/1 2nd fir, tile fir $119,000
2/2 Lakeside $199,999
1/1 Corner, Price!!! $85,000
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

NEW VILLAS!
Developer Says...
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Last 2 Units-
2 Bedrooms + Den,
2 Bath-Beautiful!
Close-Out Price-
$179,900.
+ Incentives
Visit Our Model at
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941-637-0132


941-918-8000 or
tol -free bOO-374-521O


1040 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR SALE

PG, BSI. Mondovi, '04
Grnd. Fir. 3/2/1, Tile.
1540sf U/A.$169,000
(216)-973-8111

1090 MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE

12x46, Vinyl Siding. New
Central Air, Carport &
Shed. A steal @ $2800
obo (941)-321-6070
Location & Priced
to Sell!
2BR/2BA well cared for
mobile home w/20' lanai
in 55+ waterfront
community in PC. Eat in
kit., custom floor/carpet,
incl. all appliances
& 8'x8' utility shed.
Call today for showing!
(941)766-1386
Mobile Home in Arcadia
Park for Sale $8000 or
Best offer for more infro-
mation 863-993-9969
PG, 2 new 2/2 fully set-up,
carport, scrn room, util.
shed nice park $45K ea.
941-626-7829
PG- TROPIC ISLE- New
2/2/CP w/ 12x28 Florida
room. Includes Shed.
$68,000. 941-637-1122


Polynesian Village
MHP.1495 Alamander
Ave, EngI Resident
owned, walk to Manasota
Beach, dbl wide resales
941-474-3636.


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201 ALTAIR
BUY ME! I'M ALMOST FREE!
Excellent condition and
consistently maintained.
Oversized enclosed lanai with
spa. 2 bedrooms, 2 bath split
floor plan. Was $149,900
NOW $124,000.
CHRIS LAVOIE
DIRECT: 234-8980


2/2 Dock your boat & go!
Totally remodeled kitchen with
breakfast bar, tile floors, 2
lanais, living room, family
room & dining room!
$99,900
CINDY FUCSIK
DIRECT: 416-5103


2/2 Wonderful starter
home! Updated kitchen
with 18 inch tile in family
room. Fenced backyard
with great landscaping, hot
tub & shed. $139,900
CATHY JEWELL
DIRECT: 223-7561


853 MORGAN TOWNE WAY
Chestnut Creek 4/3/2 -
Lincoln built pool home 3010
sq. ft. with preserve view & tile
roof. Central vac., alarm & 3
zone A/C, eat-in kitchen walk-
in pantry & 15x25 lanai with
wet bar. $362,500
MARY ELLEN DEITER
DIRECT: 809-7305


CLOSE TO HISTORIC
downtown Venice & the beach.
Three bedroom home features
2 master suites, newer roof,
alarm system. Plenty of room
for boat or RV parking.
$124,500
MARY ELLEN DEITER
DIRECT: 809-7305


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3/2/2 Incredible price for this
split plan home with a beautiful
park like setting on a corner lot
in nice quiet neighborhood
close to Jacaranda Library!
Central utilities. $179,900
KEN SULA
DIRECT: 544-3197


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FOR SALE


VENICE ISLE REAL
ESTATE SALES, INC. 55+
Resident Owned Comm.
Lic. R.E. Broker. 941485-
7743 Many homes to
choose from.

VENICE RANCH
12x56 2/1 Asking $3500
Furnished.
24x48 2/2 Asking $15K
Furnished.
55+ Comm. NO PETS. Oth-
ers to choose, www.venicer-
anch.com
Dick or Steve 941488-5672

Venice/Engl Japanesse
Gardens. Newly renovated.
2 master suites. $69900
(941)-276-7831

1115 TRADE/
EXCHANGE

Lovely 2/2/2 Foxwood,
Englewood FL, $210K
55+. 941-473-3544

1205 LEASE OPTION

PC. Lockwood St. 3/2/2,
sell or rent. Like new Make
offer. (813)-727-9255.

Pt. Char. $5000 MOVES
YOU IN! Rent to Own, NEW
3B/2B/2CG. Fully furn.
Builders Model $900/mo.,
$550/mo rent credit.
$165,900. 941423-1225

Venice, 2/2, canal front,
55+. 6 mos. or 1 year?
$850/mo. Appl/refs. check.
941-3874485

1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

$4,000 mo. Jamaica Way,
PGI, Harborfront 5/4/2,
5000 sf., Brian Keele,
RE/MAX Harbor (941)-
639-5661


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

$825/mo 3/2/2 East
Englewood
$900. Golf course
views Cape Haze condos.
Many others available
Remax Anchor Realty
Call Cathy Allford
941-830-2111
Floridahomeshere.com
3 & 4br Brand New,
Spacious, N. P. Rental
homes Flexible Terms
941-223-6067
owner broker
2/1 Gulf access, dock,
700sf. house, fenced yard,
dogs okay, $625 mo.
(239)-821-5551
2/2/1 Venice Island Walk to
beach $950
3/2/2 North Port Split $900
Near Toledo Blade School
Investment Realty 492-5050
2/2/1 w/dock @ PGI.
Nice water view & area.
1 month free. $895
561-685-4938
2/2/lcp, complete re-
done, 8503 Alam Ave.
$825 month + sec. (941)-
697-8416 ask for Fran
210 Delido Ct. PGI WATER-
FRONT, 3/2/1.5, $875 mo.
1st, last & sec. Must have
excellent references & verifi-
able income. 941-626-
2293
24 Homes, 9 Condos
Call for info on
FREE RENT
All Florida GMAC
Real Estate
941-629-1121
www.allfloridarealty.co
m
286 Madrid Blvd. 3/2/2.5
luxury home w/ in ground
spa on Twin Isles Golf
Course in Burnt Store Isles.
$1300. 1st, last & sec.
Must have excellent refer-
ences. 941-626-2293
3/2/2 In Peace River
Shores, never lived in, boat
ramp in com. $1000 mo.
(941)-575-4127


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

3/2/2 N. PORT, 1200sf,
all tile, incl. lawn care.
Quiet area. $875/mo. +
sec. 941-426-2969
3/2/2 PC, NEW
Fully furn. Builders Model
Rent to own, also.
$950/mo 941-423-1225
4/4/1 Furnished or Unfur-
nished Call Mario (941)
255-0154
Adorable & affordable
1BR house, $545 mo.
$350 sec. 4943 Grobe
St. North Port
1-866-586-2412



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Affordable Rentals
Starting @ $500.
941-613-3016
View ALL online
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57 UNFURNISHED HOMES
CALL OR VISIT OUR
NEW WEBSITE FOR
COMPLETE LISTING
ALMAR-RENTALS.COM
SHORTTERM FURNISHED ALSO AVAIL

Annual & Seasonal
RENTALS
M&M Property MGMT
Inc.
CALL (941) 473-9616
or visit us at our web-
site:
mmpropertymgmt.com

Arcadia 2/1 In town, $650
mo. 1/1 North of town
$525 mo. 1st & sec.
(863)-558-1130


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

AVAILABLE Aug. 1
PC 2/2/1, unfurn., Deed
restricted w/community
ctr. $700 mo.+ util. (603)-
209-2613.

AVAILABLE NOW! 3BR
1BA, carport, central air,
laundry, pets OK. $550
mo. 941-815-8649.

Beautiful like new 3/2/2
quiet area, N. Port. Low
until. No smoke, $800 mo.
Agent 941-268-5711

Brand New Construc-
tion-3BD, full garage,
tile, granite c-tops,
loaded! Conveniently
located next to Venice
Golf & Country Club
$995 941-735-7552 or
330-936-1947

BUY! 4/B HUD $29,900!
Only $238/mo. 5% Down,
20yrs @ 8%. For listings
800-366-9783 ext 7584


CHECK OUT our immacu-
late rentals starting at
$500. www.flarentals.net
RIty Mgmt. 625-3131.

Deep Creek lovely furn.
3/2/2 pool, $1,000. PC
2/2/2 on Canal $850 508-
4154486

Deep Creek
3/2/2, $1,100
NO PETS
769-8453


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT






El Jobean
1/1 Harbor Village
$1000/S
North Port
3/2 Hartsdale $850/A
3/2 Affinity $950/A
3/2 Cosgrove $950/A
3/2 LaCoco $900/A
Englewood
COMM Fray St $800/A
Comm Tiffany Sq $1100+
3/2 Pine $1100/A
2/2 Pool Dearborn $900/A
2/1.5 Morningdove $550/A
2/1 Pennsylvania $650/A
Rotonda
3/2 Oakland hills pl $900/A
2/2 Natures Trail $800/A
2/2 Apts. Dogs ok $650/A
Port Charlotte:
3/2 Sailboat water $1200/A
Cathy Ledford, Mgr.
(Need Help?)
941-681-1189
941-475-7011
website: www.icre.us

Engl-Waterfront, fish from
dock. 2/2 Unfurn. mins to
beach. $900/mo + sec.
water incI 1493 Maryknoll
941-798-9173

Engl. 2BR/2BA, Nicely fur-
nished with w/d,
workshop, $700/mo
(941)408-7735

ENGLEWOOD VILLAGE,
2/1 compl remodeled
Medical help/services
avail. (941)-475-9247

_Engl, 2/2/1 newly renovated,
Irg encl. lanai, fenced yard,
lyr lease $950/mo 1st &
Sec (941)474-5036

ENGLEWOOD, downtown
area, 1/1+carport, lanai,
$475/mo. +util. 1st/
Lst/Sec. (941)-716-3090

ENGLW $550, 1/1 cot-
tage, canal w/no bridges 1-
2 adults, n/s n/p, 1st/
Lst/Sec. (941)-474-7272


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT





For a Complete List Go To
eraportcharlotte. corn
or call for info.
$850................ 3/2/2 PC
$1050..........3/2/2, pool PC
$495.............. 2/2 condo- DC
$750...2/2.5 Golf Course- DC
$875................ 3/2/2 DC
$795..................... 3/2/2- NP
$895....................3/2/2- NP
$950..................3+/2/2- NP
Available Sunday

FREE Rent Until Sept. 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

Gulf Cove 2/2/2 w/lrg
enclosed lanai on water
w/access to Gulf. $1000
(941)-830-8559

GULF COVE, 3/2/2, on
canal w/boat dock.
Easy access to Myakka
River. Exc. cond.
$1100 mo. 469-766-
061

Gulf Cove, 5440 Joslyn
Terr, Rent or Rent to Own
2/2/2, lanai, clean, tile firs
$750 (941)-769-5003




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


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

N P Spotless 3/2/2's
Manila Ave, Billingham
Ln & Rhumba Ter
$850/$975
(941)-927-9176
N Port 3/2 on Canal. Avail
8/14/08 $1000/mo 1st +
Sec (941)-876-4060 941-
234-8123
N Port REMODELED
1BR $575
2BR from $600 -695,
F & S 941-423-8029
N. PORT 2/1, avail.
now. All tile. Screened
Lanai. Pets Ok. $550.
916-221-1794.
N.P. Newer 3/2/2 on cor-
ner lot w/ large yard. Close
to 1-75 & shopping.
$1,000. (813)-777-8578
Near Nokomis Beach
2/1 Furn,W/D, N/P,
N/S Direct TV
$900/mo
(941)-488-3808
-NEED A RENTALS-
Paradise Properties
& Rentals, Inc.
941-625-RENT
NOKOMIS, new, 2550sf,
3/3/2, near beach, lanai,
$1500 (941)-539-5506
freewebs.com/house4rent

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 3/2/2 Lg.
Lanai, Clean, Close to
everything. $850/mo
(941)-232-6606
North Port LARGE NEW
3/2/2, formal living, dining
& family room, 18" tile,
screened lanai, $1050
Lease option avail.
(941)-457-0727


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

N. Port 3BR + Den/
2bA/2CG, 2 yr. old HM,
Near 1-75. $825 mo.
CALL 888-701-4001
NORTH PORT, 1br/ iba,
$500/mo. water includ-
ed. First & Deposit. 941-
426-7297
North Port, 3br/2ba
$750/mo. Also, 2br/2cg,
$750/mo. Furn at $850.
(941)-628-6226
NORTH PORT, BEAUTIFUL
Homes, 1-4 Bedrooms,
furnished or unfurnished.
941-234-2166
North Port, Built 2007,
larger 3/2/2, screened
lanai, tile, window treat-
ments, W/D, 5 min 1-75,
N/S $1100 mo + sec.
941-321-6545
North Port, new 3/2/2
Lanai, Tile & Carpet, Quar-
ter St. $950 mo. Call Rick
941-993-9887
NORTH PORT, Pool Home,
2Br + office, 2 Bath,
$800/mo.
Call (941)-371-1678

North Port-2BR/1Bath
all tile, pets ok
$595/mo,
6180 Freemont St
926-0022
North Port newer 3/2/2,
$850. Convenient area.
1st, last & security. Annual
lease. No smoking. Sm.
pet OK. Call Gloria 941-
429-4292.
NP 3/2/1 Updated Newer
Appls Fenced yard Lrg
Lanai. Clubhouse w/pool.
Sm Pets Ok. $875 mo
Ist/sec 941-429-8472
P.C. 3/2 All Tiled, Pets OK
$900. month or $225.
week or Lease/Option
941-575-6482
P.C. 3/2/1 w/ den fenced
yd, corner lot. tile, updat-
ed, modern kit & bath 941-
876-3231


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1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

P.C. 3/2/1, waterfront,
$760 mo. Annual, 1st.,
last + sec. Small pet okay.
(941)-380-9212
P.C. Canal w/ Dock,
3/2/CP, 21846 Edgewa-
ter Dr. $777/mo. + Dep
(941)-266-4945
PC $695 1587 Beacon
2/2/CP w/screen porch &
Shed on FW Canal
941-628-9810
PC 2/2 or 3/2, tile, lanai,
appl. w/d $675-$995 mo.
1st + sec. Ann. Sm. pet ok
(941)-626-1514
PC 2/2/1 1300 sq ft
Fenced yard. 20425
Kinderkemac Ave
$750/mo 941-626-3438
PC 3/2/2 SW canal, nice
view $1050. 3/1/CP, tile
$750. No smoking. Refer-
ences (941)-769-4077
PC Ex clean, 3/1/cp,
Saltwater & Dock,
New carpet/paint,
Incl. W & D, $800 mo.
$1,000 Moves You In!
Call (941)-661-5149
PC, 3bed/2bath/2gar
Beauty. $850.
ACCEPTS SEC. 8
(941)-228-7781
PC, 4/2, tile floors, F.W.
canal, extra storage. $795
mo. + sec. Pet ok extra $$
(941)-764-3904
PC- 2 & 3 BR Homes
From $595/mo
pets ok, easy qualifying
626-6600
PC-3/1/lcg
$595/mo, pets OK
2376 Picnic St
626-6600
PC-3/2/lcg
$795/mo, pets ok
fenced yard/on lake
5115 Administration
626-6600


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

Port Charlotte Lrg., 2
bdrm, 1 bath, central
heat & air NEW blinds
& carpets, No Pets
$575 (941)-743-3489
$850/mo. 3/2/2 beauty in
Port Charlotte, tile, gran-
ite, must see. (941)-276-
0413
Pt. Charlotte- Waterfront
3/2/2 (O'Hara Drive area)
2 Living Rooms, 2498 sf.
RentAHome Srvs 637-6797
PUNTA GORDA,
2BR/2BA/1CG on Canal
w/ Lanai. Like New! $900.
mo 908-303-5417
Punta Gorda, 3/2,
patio, beautiful area.
6041 Riverside Dr.
$795 941-740-4769
Punta Gorda. Burnt Store
Meadows. Like new 5/4/2
pool Includes in-law apart-
ment. $1850. Dave Hofer
agent-owner www.harbor-
paradise.com
941-575-3777
ROTONDA SANDS, NEW
3Br/2Ba/2Cg, Pool home.
Asking $980/mo. Call
941-258-6649
S VENICE, 1424 Piedmont
Rd. Immac, 2/2/2, lanai,
applia, $1,000/mo. Annu-
al. (941)-485-1973
S VENICE, 2/2/1 on
Creek, all tile, $875/mo.
Also, 1/1 w/loft, big yard,
$800/mo. (941)4885700
S VENICE, 3/2/1, file firs,
stone fireplace, Ig country
kitchen, quiet area. (941)
485-7135 or 492-7515
S. Venice 2/2/2 Great
Area Ist/last/sec $800
mo 941-473-4071
S. Venice 2BR/1.5BA
/1CG w/ CP fenced yard,
shed, 1st & sec $850/mo
941-408-9264


PC-Reduced 2/1/1 WF S. Venice 4bd/2ba/2 Fam-
$675 2/2/lanai $575, ily room, Fenced yard,
new roof, all tile, good water system. Pets Ok
loc, (941) 240-1749. $1000 497-1993


PG pets ok
2BR/lba duplex $550
3BR/1/lcg $695
626-6600
PGI 2/2/2, Canal home
w/dock, screened lanai,
10 min. to Harbor, $875
mo. (562)-397-2755


S. VENICE Waterfront on
Myaka, 2/2/CP, Furnished
w/ Boat lift $850/ mo 1st &
Sec 941-809-7072
S.VENICE, Lawn Care Incl
Imma, 2/2/1, LR, fam rm &
lanai, shed, $850 mo + Sec
Sm pet ok 941488-5303
RDI


Updated 2/2 w/new kitchen & much more!
Community clubhouse, pool & boat ramp. Close to
Wellfield Park, minutes to downtown
Venice and beaches. #N5761694
0 Sandra & Dan Simic
; Richard Bradway & Assoc. 941-509-0944
$237,900


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

SOUTH VENICE, 3/2/2, 6
yrs. old., 6 appliances,
weekly lawn care. $1095
(941)-346-9319

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

Venice 2/2/2 + Den
w/spa. Beautifully Fur-
nished in Venetia. $1000 +
Sec (941)-468-4071

VENICE 2000 SF, 3/2/2,
pool, canal & golf course
views. Jacaranda West, w/d,
n/s. $1400/mo. + sec.
annual. 941-321-6545


1240 CONDOS/VILLAS
FOR RENT

"LOVE THE PLACE
YOU LIVE"
No Outside Maintenance
These Condos are in a
first class neighborhood
in Venice City limits. From
$725/mo.
BIRD BAY REALTY
Venice office 484-6777

$99.00 MOVES YOU IN!
First Month FREE with annual
lease. 3/2/1 luxury 1425SF
under air. Small Pets OK.
OPEN DAILY AT
4520 S. Biscayne Dr.
North Port
941-350-2704 or
Toll Free 1-888803-3100
MARK V DEVELOPMENT
13355-C Tamiami Trail, N.P.

*2/2 waterview like new|
condo. Island of Venice
tn-TI ,_- I


I o-87/mo
941-488-8143 I
Venice 3/2/2
HourGlass family rm 2) New beautifully furn. 2 &
scr lanai, no pets. 3 bedrooms, Villa/Condos
$950/mo inclds in Burnt Store Isles, PG.
cable. lst/L/S 941- Annual or Monthly. (941)-
493-4570 833-9181


Venice 3/2/2 in exclusive
Jacaranda CC, 2700sqft
$1300/mo. +Dep. Annual.
N/S. (941)-955-1331

VENICE EAST
2BR/2BA/1CG NICE,
CLEAN, CITY WATER.
$800/MO (941)4936142

VENICE EAST
2BR/2BA/2CG QUIET
AREA. $790/MO
(941)-488-4109

VENICE, 3BR/2BA, fenced
back yard. Pets ok. 608
Country Club Way,
$950/mo. 941-2324725

VENICE-Vivienda W.$750
GREAT HOMES $850-$900
Gulf Coast Rentals & Real
Estate Co. (941)492-
4280

WATERFRONT CANAL
Home w/Gulf Access In
PGI, 3BR 2 full bath in quiet
area. A seawalled property
w/sailboat access min.
from harbor. 2CG, A/C,
appliances, deck. pool
(service incl. $1250 mo. If
interested, call 262-689-
5356.


2/2 Saybrook Center Rd.,
pool, $800/mo.
2/2Ven sl, wlkto bch, $700
Investment RIty 492-5050

2/2 Villa- Off Rampart
Blvd. D.C. Pool,
Washer/Dryer, Water &
Sewer. NP. $575. mo.
1st, Last & Sec. (941)-
456-7899

2BD/2BA, Villa Manor in
Deep Creek, 1st fl, Newly
Renovated, Lanai, Pool
Lounge area. $550 mo.
941-743-7161

2br 2.5ba North Port area
no pets no smokers. secu-
rity dep/rent $700
chip @ 931-739-0829
roger@ 941423-4103

2BR/2BA, water view,
new condo, Rolls Landing,
PC W/D, lanai, storage.
marina, 24hr sec. 795/mo
incl water/ cable Almar
Rentals MgmtSrvcs 941-
627-1465.

3/2/2 Jacaranda Trace
Villa, Like new, Tile floors
2,000sf, Over 55. $1100
Investment RIty 492-5050


Spacious 3BR/2BA, J&J built, solar heated pool
home. Split floor plan. Enormous family room.
Great buy!
Mark Floryjanski 941-468-0830
Coldwell Banker Residential R.E.
$264,900


1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT








37 UNFURNISHED UNITS
CALL OR VISIT OUR
NEW WEBSITE FOR
COMPLETE LISTING
ALMAR-RENTALS.COM
SHORTTERM FURNISHED ALSO AVAIL
AMAZING CONDO! 1200
sq. ft. 2/2 walk to down-
town PG. $640 mo. Call
Josh 941-661-3720.
Beautiful PG 2BR/2BA villa,
avail. Aug. 1. Absolutely no
pets or smoking. $850 mo
+ util. Kathy 631-379-
0274.
CHECK OUT our immacu-
late rentals starting at
$500. www.flarentals.net
RIty Mgmt. 625-3131.
Condo/Studio 1st Floor
pool side semi furn. Close
to shopping! Charlotte Har-
bor (610)-217-1437
D.C. 2/2, lanai, cath. ceil.,
tile, wood cab., granite,
w/d inc. Pets ok $675+ up
941-661-4539


D. Creek, 2/2 condo W/D,
pool, new appl, $600/mo.
+ dep. N/S, N/P. 941-
268-3875
Deep Creek 2/2 lakefront
condo, pool, tennis, club-
house. W & S incl. $650,
No pets. (941)-628-1745
DEEP CREEK 2B/2B
LAKEVIEW, LANAI, W/D,
POOL,TENNIS. $650.
941-255-9144
Deep Creek Gardens, 2/2,
1st. fl., w/d, pool, tennis,
No Pets $700 mo. + sec.
(941)-575-7559
Deep Creek Lakes
Edge, New 2 Possible
3/2/CP, Lakefront,
2nd. Fl, W & D, Pool,
Annual $750 mo., N/S
Available 8/15
941-286-0276
ENGLEWOOD 1ST
MONTH FREE 12 mins
from venice 2br w/ den
2 ba 1300sf, pool $399.
moves you in $799/mo
941-4730450


1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

ENGLEWOOD Sandpiper Key,
Furn 2/2 lanai, Sundeck, 2
pools, near beach, boat slip
$795 (941)-475-8191
ENGLEWOOD waterfront,
55+, close to Manasota
Key. 2/2/CP, pool,
$795/mo. 941-627-1058
GATED GOLF COMM
Brand New 3/2/1 Htd
pool, Tennis courts and
more! $900/mo
941-525-3127

HARBOR POINTE
LUXURY RENTALS!
Port Charlotte
*3 Bed/ 2.5 Bath
*1800+ sq.ft.
*Starting at Only
$1200/mo.
*INCLUDING ALL
UTILITIES!
(941) 627-9930

If you are 55+... we have
one 2/2/2 at $795. avail
July 15. Sunrise Villas of
Rotonda 941-662-9369
Island of Venice
2br 2 ba Bella Costa
Waterfront end unit. Totally
renovated. Beautifully Fur-
nished. Heated pool, W/D
in unit $975
(941)-358-8787
Lg. 2/2 2nd. fl. $650 fur-
nished, $600 unfurnished.
Incl. cable & water, N/S,
N/P (941)-380-2823 or
204-2303

MAGNOLIA PARK.
NEW SECLUDED &
SPACIOUS 2/2.
GRANITE, LAUNDRY,
POOL & CLUBHOUSE.
UPPER FLOOR.
DETACHED GARAGE.
$925/MO
CALL 941-758-6542

N. Port Sable Trace CC.
Gated, 2BR/2BA, Den,
lanai, W/D, pool, $795 No
pets. 941-625-8107
N.Port. 3/2/1, Gated
comm. $1200 Furn. $1000
Unfurn. Seasonal avail. 941-
3914018
Nice Lrg 2/2. New Apps &
w/w carpet. Convenient
Location $750 + elec. 941-
473-7425


/ /ILILz in mie only gatea community on venice
Island! Large kitchen with bayed eating area.
2 Community clubhouse w/fitness center,
pool tennis & more!
Bonnie Price
Richard Bradway & Assoc. 941-350-3362
$389,000


1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

NOKOMIS 55+, 2/2,
VILLA, fireplace, pool,
unfurn, nice, quiet,
$800/mo. 941-716-0844
NOKOMIS, Sorrento
South, 2BR/2BA, gar.
Lanai, w/d, $775/mo.
941-223-1171
North Port 2BR/2BA/2cg
Villa with den in gated
comm. pool and work out
ctr. $875 941-626-8826
OSPREY lbr/1.5ba, turn-
key, W/D, remodeled, eat-
in kit & bath, full amenities
$850 Annual (941)685-7527
P.C. 2/2 condo, 55+, 1st.
fl., fully furnished, nr. Cul-
tural Ctr., pool, tennis etc.
$595 941-625-5783
P.C. Rolls Landing on the
Bay, 2/2, all new appli-
ances, lanai, htd. pool, ten-
nis, fountain view, 1-3
mths. rent free, $825 mo.
(941)-380-8483
P.C. Updated 2/2 condo,
W/D, comm. pool, tennis,
grt. location $650. 941-
916-0120 Owner/Agent
PC 2/2, laundry, pool, ten-
nis, H20 incl. $675+, 1st.
& 2nd. fl. Sm pet ok. Furn
poss 941-624-5967
PC Brand New Luxury Con-
dos. Move in Special!
$299.-$399. Bella Via of
PC. (941)-743-7200
PG Newer Condo 3/2
gated, W/D, top fir, eleva-
tor, pool, tennis. $975
mo. 562-397-2755
PG, 2/2, 1276 SF, W/D,
pool, no pets. $700/mo,
1st., last, sec. annual,
(941)-639-8125

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

Port Charlotte ibed bath
Water included Near Shop-
ping, $575 + Sec (941)-
697-5015


1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

PORT CHARLOTTE, 1/1,
fully furnished, across from
Cultural Ctr. $550. mo.,
rest of July FREE! Dep.
neg. Nice Cat ok. Joanne,
941-629-8190
PUNTA GORDA ISLES
New Furn. 2/2, Club-
house, Elevator. Annual
www.trueswflorida.com
(239)-210-1521
Ven-Las Palmas, 2/2,
screened Lanai, Pool, Club-
house, Laundry, RV & Boat
storage, Walk to shopping,
Adult Comm, Ann Rental-
$875mo, $500 first month
(941)650-5085
VENICE ISLAND
2/2 spacious, located steps
to white sandy beach, beauti-
ful sunsets. (941)485-7645
VENICE

* Mission Lakes, 2/2, 1st
fir, $800;
* Casa de'Amici, 3/2,
pool, 1st fir $850;
* LaCasa 2/1, $825;
* MacArthur Beach, 1/1,
beach view, $975. Cindy
Patton, Venice Rentals
& Prop Mgmt (941)-
493-8036
VENICE, Mission Lakes,
2/2, 1st fir, $800; Casa
de'Amici, 3/2, pool, 1st fir
$850; LaCasa 2/1,
$825; MacArthur Beach,
1/1, beach view, $975.
Cindy Patton, Venice
Rentals & Prop Mgmt
(941)-493-8036
VENICE, new 2/2 + study,
furn or unfurn. Lake view.
Pool. $975 mo. short/
long term. 630-917-0202
VENICE, Newer condo,
2/2, pool, lanai, clubhse,
garage, $975/mo. Annual.
(203)-231-9559

VENICE: LAWN MOWER
NOT NEEDED, 2BR plus
den, 2nd floor corner
condo, lake view, com-
ing avail. Aug.,
$850/mo All util. paid
except elec. in "Fun"
Subdivision. Call owner,
941-350-0441

WATERFRONT PUNTA
GORDA. Furnised 1 2
bdrm. Bring suitcase &
boat. (941) 626-3350


82 INLETS







- New Listing! "Islander" model in sparkling
condition. Over 1,400 sq. ft. in this spacious 2/2
w/eat-in kitchen, solarium, screened lanai, 2 car
garage and more! MLS#N5762295
Chloe Fleming
Richard Bradway & Assoc. 941-320-6466
$265,000


412 FIELDSTONE


Value anu uetan in lUns i31 With gun course
view located on quiet cul-de-sac. Country Club
setting offers tennis, fitness center, restaurant,
pro shop & community pool.
Laura Bennawy
Richard Bradway & Assoc. 941-416-3132
$469,000


LCagea pool, large lanai &< stone replace in
family room. Popular waterfront development!
MLS#N567360
Paula Wesley
Richard Bradway & Assoc. 941-492-7515
$439,900


lUtcllUUlg oJJlJ CO J, UUsI IU iol Ui +111 UCUeUUIIIom
Large pool, summer kitchen, vaulted ceilings,
"1 built-in entertainment center. #N575645
L Jim White
Richard Bradway & Assoc. 941-223-5378
$574,999




ij^ -'7w"'


Newer elegant custom built 3BR/2BA home. Very
unique large home on 1 acre. Very tropical setting
with Koi pond and waterfall inside the caged paver
brick lanai, detached garage with 1/2 bath,
workshop and more! MLS#568160
Sandra Adkins-Pertz
Re/Max First Choice 941-587-3464
$475,000


well. Seawall. Oversized double car garage.
Private patio behind 3rd bedroom. Freshly painted
inside. #885T MLS#D516148
Carolyn A. Jarvis, P.A. ReMax Alliance Group
941-475-2298 www.floridahomescjarvis.com
Z, $399,900


SNew Listing! LaKe view, large rooms, z Master
suites and plenty of storage. New roof, windows
A/C, flooring and appliances. Golfing
community. Owner open to offers.
MLS#N5762283 $343,500
Cheryl Healy 941-228-8210
healyc21 @ aol.com
Century 21 Sorrento Realty


< landscaping + deck & patio back up to a bird
sanctuary. 3BR/2BA, family room & double car
garage home. Upgrades throughout. #886T
MLS#D5769221
< Carolyn A. Jarvis, P.A. ReMax Alliance Group
941-475-2298 www.floridahomescjarvis.com
$175,000


Private Preserve View On Large Lot in Rivendell!
You can have it all with this former model home!
00 ID#8247

Bras.
Happy Buyers & Sellers
Dial 941-308-6849 And Enter The 4 Digit ID Code.


New Listing! /th fairway backs up to this large
3/2.5 w/separate office & full guest quarters w/
rV walled private courtyard! New pool caged lanai
__ plus wood deck. MLS#5762199
Owner/Agent Linda Bradway
Richard Bradway & Assoc. 941-809-3555
$595,000


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Foxwood Villa beautifully furnished. 2BR/2BA,
living & family room, double car garage. Eat-in
kitchen, laundry room. Many amenities in this
over 55 community. #884T MLS#5769068
Carolyn A. Jarvis, P.A. ReMax Alliance Group
941-475-2298 www.floiridahomescjarvis.com
$155,000






Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, Real Estate Classified


1280 TOWNHOUSES 1300 DUPLEXES
FOR RENT FOR RENT

3 Story, New 3/2/2, PG DUPLEX 2/1, CHA, tile
3,200sf. prvt. elevator, floors, new paint, very


pool, $1095. 3929 Cape
Haze Dr. 786-255-2805

1300 DUPLEXES
FOR RENT

$100 Walmart Gift card
PC 2/1, duplex apt. quiet, but
close to us41 clean. Small
pets OK. $595. Incl. Pest,
Lawn. 1st & $500 Sec.
941-423-2856 or 716-2177
Port Char. 2/1 Completely
remodeled, tile throughout,
large, lanai, $600 mo.
(941)-639-2823
A GORGEOUS PUNTA
GORDA Big 2/1 brand
new kitchen, appls. & tile.
Large yard. Pets okay
$595mo.(786)-255-2805
Charlotte Harbor 1/1
$450. N. Ft. Myers, 1/1
$450. $300 dep. Pets
okay (239)-229-3716
Deep Creek 2bd/2ba,
Close to Exit 170,
$650/mo
(941)-737-7037
E Engl Lovely Spacious,
2/2 Lanai, Wood Firs
Cathedral Ceilings, W/D
$725 (941)-698-4003
E Englewood. 2/1 Lrg
Lanai, Tile, W/D hookup
Sm pet OK $625 incl lawn
serv. (941)460-9403

ENG. 2BR/1.5BA Tile
Floors Lanai, Conve-
nient loc. $550/mo
NS, No pets DAVE
475-7011


clean. $595 mo. + sec.
dep. No pets. No drugs.
appt. 941-629-8761.
Punta Gorda, 1/1, unfur-
nished, tile throughout,
central air $550, (941)-
639-2823
PUNTA GORDA EFFI-
CIENCY ONE MONTH
FREE! Waterfront. Free
laundry. $425/mo. ann.
941- 626-9652
PUNTA GORDA WATER-
FRONT. Watch boats go
by. Duplex, 1/1, remodel,
scr porch, W/D+xtras.
$590 mo. ann. 941- 626-
9652
ROTONDA, Lg 2/2/1, very
clean, W/D hu, lawn care,
N/S, $675. (941)-286-
6080 or 698-1817
VENICE EAST 2/2, large
lanai, very clean, storage
$750/mo. lst/Lst/Sec.
(941)-716-0844

1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT



**1 BEDROOM APT.
1/2 Block to Nokomis
Beach. $700/mo,
Less with maint. Assis-
tance. 1st, Last & sec.
941-488-5672
1BR starting @ $475,
2BR $595. With 12mo
lease, 3rd mo free. No
dep. PG (941)-639-0663
1 hr/1 h 3 hblock frnm


Engl. Newer 2/2, Irg yard, Venice Beach, off Venice
laundry hookup, screened Ave. New appls & W/D.
lanai. Reduced $685 + $695/mo 941-716-1431
H920 F7 Trm 493-32992


ENGL: Lg. 3br, 2 BA,
tile floors, stack W/D
incl. Clean, Very nice,
$750/mo 1st, last & sec.
989-585-3326
ENGLEWOOD E, 1&2br,
quiet, clean & roomy,
$630-$675. $500 Dep.
(941)-350-5705

ENGLEWOOD HIGH
TRAFFIC AREA
TIFFANY SQUARE
UNIT CAN BE USED
AS OFFICE/RETAIL
1024 SQ FT/$1100
MONTH/NEG.
DAVE NELSON
941-475-7011

Englewood Tropical Setting,
lbr/lba, New Paint & Car-
pet. $550/mo. Water Incl.
IstVL/Sec (941)-928-8239
ENGLEWOOD, 2/2/1, all
tile, large kitch, priv.
entry/lanai, $750/mo. +
sec. (941)-302-0629
ENGLEWOOD, 2br/lba,
W/D, quiet, N/S, No dogs.
1st & Lst. $575.
(941)-473-7847
ENGL, spacious
3br/2ba, w/dishwasher
& W/D, $750/mo. +
dep. 941-474-4921

ISLAND LIVING
Venice 2/2/cp
$775 across from
quiet park. Walk to
the Ave, Tennis courts,
Post office, etc. 941-
408-4404

Move in special. Nokomis
1 & 2 br from $525-$625
(941)-809-3869


Murdock Area, 2/2/1, Ig.
walk-in closet, pantry,
water incl. $625 941-423-
0486
MURDOCK, 2/1.5, w/w
carpet, screened lanai,
W/D hook-up, fans, lawn
care included, no pets.
$500/mo. Call 941-769-
6548 Days or 941-639-
8829 evenings.
N. PORT furn, 2/1
Utiilities Paid. Satellite TV
(941)-284-8348
NOKOMIS, 311 Shore Rd.
Nr hbch fst floor $;750


1ST MONTH FREE
VENICE- Newly Remodeled,
1br $650, 2BR $725.
N/Pets. Sea Jay Apts, under
new mgmt. 941-232-9893
2/1 VENICE: 2 miles to Beach,
walk to Publix, Shops & bus.
Immaculate, Tile Carpet.
$699/mo. Annual. No pets.
(941)-374-3401
2BR/1.5BA, Deep Creek,
$700 mo. 1st & last
required. Call 941- 204-
3224.
Hampton Point Apts.
currently is offering 2, 3 &
4 bedrooms starting at
$449. Located off Ram-
part Blvd. Call
(941) 979-1002 today
for move-in specials.
At the Venetian, call about
our amazing kick into
summer specials. 941-
484-2488
BANANA BAY MOTEL
Extended Stay Program
Furn. from $175 week
incl. utilities, pool & dock
(941)-743-4441
C.H. completely furn. 2
bdrm, covered parking,
immaculate, N/P, lease
$550, (941)-764-3969
CHAR. HARB. 2/2 CHA,
new kitchen, w/d hook up,
N/S. $575. mo. (941)-
505-8530
CHAR. HARB., 1/1, 2/2
Near Park. W/D Hook-up.
No P/S $600.-$700. mo.
Lease Sec 941-743-4663
Charlotte Harbor efficien-
cy furnished, clean, neat,
lease, no pets $600 mo
(941)-764-3969
DOWNTOWN Punta Gorda
2 room apt. upstairs.
Shared bath. $550. All util
incl. Jerry 391-4856
Eff $150 week, 1 Bedrm
apt $175 wk. Incl util.
Triangle Motel Punta
Gorda 941- 639-8356
ENGL, 1BR/1BA, NICELY
DECORATED, $525/MO.,
NO PETS.
941-276-3760
Englewood P.C. 3 months
FREE. 2/1, just remod-
eled, tile, new paint. Pets
ok. $600 mo. Call (239)-
398-5473


2/1.5 2nd floor $800. ENGLEWOOD 1ST
Investment RIty 492-5050 MONTH FREE 12 mins
P.C. centrally located 2/1, from Venice 2br w/ den
tile, clean, $550, 1st. + 2 ba 13esi, pooI $399.
sec. Small pets okay. resoui$99/r941-
(941)-916-1535
P.C. 2/2, lanai, washer, VENICE/NOKOMIS/ENGL
Furnished or unfurnished
dryer, $725 mo. 25038 Effs, 1 & 2brs. $450 -
Harborview. Small pets $850/mo. Annual or Mth to
okay. (941)-766-1928 mth (941)484-9034


1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT


HARBOR POINTE
LUXURY RENTALS!
Port Charlotte
*3 Bed/ 2.5 Bath
*1800+ sq.ft.
*Move-In Cost
Only $500.
*INCLUDING ALL
UTILITIES!
(941) 627-9930

Harbor Heights 2/1 canal
apt. 1,300 sq. ft., pool, all
util. included + cable.
$750. N/P 769-8453

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

MANASOTA Key 1BR on
beach, very quiet area. Big
porch. Small pet ok. $850
mo. Incl Utils 941-661-7120

MANASOTA Key, 2/1 Furn
W/utilities & cable,Long
term $270/wk
941-716-3660

NOKOMIS, Lg. 1BR/1BA
Walk to beach/all shop-
ping, water incl. Annual.
$650/mo. 941-966-5489

P.C. 2/2 corner 2nd fl.
quiet street. Sm. pet ok.
$750 neg. + $950 sec.
941-380-4111 Im.

P.G. on Peace River
1BR/1BA, nicely fur-
nished, dock, no pets.
(941) 639-8640.

PC on Easy St. Close to
41. 1/1 Studio. Utilities
incl. $150 weekly (941)-
488-9878

Pt Charlotte 1/1 W/D pool,
$525 Olean near hosp.
Annual, N/S, N/P Call Flip
(941) 505-0482

Punta Gorda, Harvey
Street, studio, immaculate,
water incl. NP/NS.
$550mo.(850)-841-9414

PUNTA GORDA 1BR, quiet,
charming old Florida, River-
side Dr. $385/ security.
941-740-4769

Rotonda 2/2, Spacious,
W/D, Ceramic Floors, 1st
Mo + 1 mo Sec, $595mo,
Pets OK, 941-697-9254

Woodmere
/ Apts of
Venice. Luxury
Community
SUMMER
SAVINGS!

1 bd apts/$688
2/bd apts $782
941-496-4161


S. SARASOTA OSPREY
furnished, large 1/1,
Avail Now. $695/mo.
(989)-295-1847

Toledo Club
Apts. Luxury



Studio's /$527
I bd apts/$605
2bd apts/ $647
941-423-6600

Venice Island, 2/1.5, all
new, near beach, N/S,
1st., last & sec. (941)-
626-0413

VENICE ISLAND Close to
Everything. F/L/S. No
smok/Pet, UtiV Laundry Incl
9414830053
VENICE ISLAND 1br +den
432 S Armada Rd, 2nd fir,
$695 wtr & swr incl. N/P
N/S. (941)4684970

VENICE ISLAND, Efficien-
cy, studios & several lbr
apts, available now! Nice.
(941)-7354020

VENICE ISLAND, Lg 1BR/
Tile Floors, Fans, Spotless,
Walk to Beach, $640Ann.
(941)484-7644

VENICE, furn, 1BR/1BA, LR
& kitchen dishes, linens, TV,
etc., utils incl. $190/wk
(941)4974970

VENICE-Spacious 2/1.5,
Unfurn, Close to shopping,
$700mo, 1st Last + Sec
(941)966-2762aft6pm


1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT

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

$200 OFF FIRST MONTH
RENT -1 & 2 BR TRAILERS
$450-$525/mo. + sec. PG
941-740-6000.
NOKOMIS:
1BR/1BA and 2BR/1BA
(941)-914-2760
Several Available From
$400 -$750. Punta Gorda,
Nocatee & Kings Hwy. Incl.
CHA. 1st, Last, & Sec.
941-624-0355
Venice Ridgewood MHP
55+ 1/1 + Den, furn, W/D,
Scr lanai $750/mo 3 mth
min 941-350-8938

1350 EFFICIENCIES
FOR RENT

1/1, PC, also living rm.,
kit. W/D. Lg. remodeled
incl. priv. entr. cable, util,
$170 wk. 941-661-8799
All 2 Rm Suites, DSL. Trop-
ical Bay Waterfront, Sunny-
brook, $170 wk. & Up.
941-625-3004.
BANANA BAY MOTEL
Extended Stay Program
Furn. from $175 week
incl. utilities, pool & dock
(941)-743-4441
FLAMINGO MOTEL, PG, 1
& 2 rm. effic, pool, cable,
$180 wk. & up. 941-286-
6511, 639-7750
Manasota beach area fum.
clean, quiet. W/D hse
privdg. Walk to beach
(941)-475-6152
RENT SPECIAL
Apartments
Efficiencies, & Rooms
Starting at $55/week.
(941)-484-2630
North Port, very clean,
utilities included. Close to
41 and 1-75. 5 min from
MCC (941)-323-0674
P.G. Furn. Studio/ lanai,
overlooks Peace River
NS/NP. 1st last & sec.
$625. (941)-505-8291
CLEAN furn. eff. apts. So.
PG $150-180 per wk, incl
util/cable, no pets. 941-
740-0491.
SOUTH VENICE, Furn. Effi-
ciency. $600/mo. electric
& cable included. (941)-
497-3440

1360 ROOMS FOR
RENT

$100 PER WEEK
Minister's Home
Peaceful & Clean
bornagain2008@yahoo
2 rooms, $100ea/week;
enclosed lanai, $75week
(941)-769-0157
BIG MASTER BEDROOM,
VENICE private bath, 2
walk-in closets.$550/mo.
util incl (941)-493-5955
CLEAN & SOBER Recov-
ery Housing in PC. Men
& Women. Interested in
sobriety 941-624-3748
Nokomis: large room with
bath; own entrance; gra-
cious country house with
pool and spa; single young
professional male; $700
month. Call Robert:
941416-1921
ONLY $100/Wk in PC/
Engl. Priv entry, cable, ac.
All until incl.941-276-3134,
681-1161 or 276-1025
P.C. clean, priv. entrance &
bath, TV, Micro,
furn./unfurn. $500 + sec.
$125/wk. 941-627-9933
PC Clean & Quiet, $120
wk. $450/mo incl utils,
furn'd, refs. 941-743-
3070. 941-740-2565


1360 ROOMS FOR
RENT

PC, room,
near CVS, non-smoker,
$495/mo. + sec.
239-269-5298
PG near 1-75 exit 164. fur-
nished rooms, country
setting, $80 per week. All
inclusive. Trailers also
avail, from $110 per week.
941-575-9577
PG, FREE RENT! Furn., all
incl. $125 wk. 2-3 BR apt.
$325 wk. N/P, 941-639-
1089,941-623-7921
PG room, utilities, cable &
laundry incl. Low move in.
Pet neg. $125/week.
626-5250 or 875-0242
PG, $90 a week for
single $110 for couple,
(941)-626-3230
PG, Exit 161 1-75, private
entrance, share kit. dish,
large yard, a/c, $80wk.
$290mo. 239-745-1372
Prvt entrance & bath. Lg
rm near WMS. Waterfront,
natural setting. Fish dock.
$560 (941)-321-5557
Seeking Prof female. Lrg
beautiful waterfront home
w/pool. Full house
privliges. $500 + Utiltilies
(941)-237-8744

1370 RENTALS TO
SHARE

H. Port Share my new
4BR/2.5BA/2cg pool hm. utils
incl. No pets! HurrY! Call now.
941-822-1044
Share Home. Priv. Bdrm &
Bath. For mature woman
exchange, housekeeping &
errands. 941485-2266
Share My 3/2/2 Newer
home. $450/mo 1st &
sec Non drinker, 30+
941-268-7732

1390 VACATION/SEAS
RENTALS

*Venice Island Condo on
Canal w/2 baths Heated
Pool on Gulf. Avail Jan-Feb-
Mar @ $2500/mo 203-
375-4151
P.C. 2/2/1, pool, cath.
ceil., upscale furnished.
Section 15. No smoke
$950 ref's 941-769-4077
VENICE ACRES, furnished,
2 story, for nature lovers,
huge amazing interior,
4BR/3.5BA, all amenities,
chef's kitchen, fireplace,
pool, non smokers, Short
term Avail or lease option.
941484-1198
Venice Summer Rentals
Condos & Homes
2/2 from $800
Investment RIty 492-5050
VENICE, 2br/2ba HOME,
fully furn, 50+ resort fac.
Wkly, Mo, Yearly. 516-728-
7487 or 516-728-2991

1500 LOTS & ACREAGE

$11,000 North Port over-
sized corner lot assessed
$29,100. Must sell. Own-
Agent 561-644-2100
Burnt Store Meadows
80x120 lot, great neigh-
borhood $60,000 serious
only (941) 628-1823.
FSBO. 3 PC residential
lots. No scrub jays.
$7,000 + up. Sold as pkg.
614-313-5404
Large residential over
8/10 acre, freshwater
canal. Close to 1-75 &
shopping. Valued at
$120,000. Make offer.
(941)-629-5755


1500 LOTS & ACREAGE

North Port 2 adjoining lots
near Tropicaire &
Sumter,high/dry $15,000
ea941-915-1083
WE BUY LOTS
SCRUB JAY OK
Gulfcoast Realty Int'l
941-766-7091

1600 BUSINESS
FOR SALE

AUTO REPAIR Best in N.
Port. Owner need not be
mechanic. Over 400K
sales. Price $165K w/only
$80K dn. Owner Financing.
Sun Business Brokers.
Terry Williams. (941)-400-
3927
BREAD ROUTE
Char County. Explosive
growth. Profit $60K. Price
$130K w/only $35K
down. Owner Financing.
Terry Williams, Sun Busi-
ness Brokers. (941)-400-
3927
BREAD ROUTE Work only
30 hrs/wk. Make $45K.
Pepperidge Farm route.
PC area. Truck incl. Price
$115K. Finance w/$33K
down. Terry Williams.
Sun Business Brokers
(941)-400-3927
Laundromat Profitable,
well established coin laun-
dry. Owner retiring. Partial
owner financing avail. 941-
475-8092 after 1:00
TATTOO shop, established
clientele next to night club
bar & grill. Everything you
need to succeed. $28,000
negotiable. (941)-586-
9368
Turnkey Fitness/health
club. Great location great
members. For more info.
call 941-685-7777

1610 BUSINESS
RENTALS

1250 2500 sf
Commercial/Retail
Former Bistro Sandwich
Shop. Good Location!
Albert 941-628-2883
CENTRAL PARK
4161 Tamiami Tr. PC
Two Suites Available
Suite 801 3122 SF
Suite 802 -3460 SF
Both Suites Beautifully
Decorated & Ready for
Occupancy. Network Hard-
wiring in Place
Price Negotiable
Triple Net Lease
(941) 380-7901
Class A Office or Retail
space, corner of 41 & Mid-
way. 2,000sf. ready to
move in. $15 NNN. Call
Tommy 941-6614138
800-1600 sf, OMI,
1 MONTH FREE.
Best in Murdock.
941-624-3055
ENGELWOOD, 2135sf,
AVAILABLE NOW office
space (941)-474-8599

Murdock Area
Prof. Plaza41 Frontage
Approx. 650 sf & 980 sf
All Florida GMAC
Real Estate
941-629-1121

Murdock 1,000 sq. ft.
Prime Executive/Profes-
sional office on 41 @ $10
sq. ft. (941)o875-4398
N. PORT US 41
1,000 sf Profess/Office
Reception, 3 offices, conf.
rm., internet ready.
Ample parking, signage &
visibility. $1,400/mo.
(941) 685-5702


bedrooms, 2 bath, 2 car ga. .... i
skylights & f D- ,,,, ,, ,,,,,,, 1i. I .
to big lanai. , i, .. water heater &
1.. opener. Reverse osmosis water treatment
S $199,500 MLS#N573463
LOCATION,
LOCATION Only a
few short blocks to
beach & downtown.
A great second
home or investment.
S:2BR, 2nd floor, end
I '!unit w/nice screened
balcony. Sit back
and relax and let the
island breeze blow
your troubles away.
m m$135,000
MLS#N541799


1610 BUSINESS
RENTALS

North Port Park
of Commerce
2583 Toledo Blade Blvd.
3000 SF Free Standing
Building
Will build out to suit.
(941) 380-7901

Office & Retail space. 700-
3000 SF. $10/SF on Tami-
ami Tr in Port Charlotte
(941)-204-3224

OFFICE/WAREHOUSE
3349 Technology Dr.
1-75/Laurel Rd. Exit 195
1633-6532 sf $122. sf
Lease/Option Available
Frank Logan
941-223-0489
Century 21 Sorrento Realty
Commercial Division 941-
966-3602





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

PAULSON CENTRE
EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES
18245 Paulson Drive, PC
80 s.f. to 230 s.f. Offices
Includes all utilities
Virtual Offices available
Call (941)206-2200 for info

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

6 MTHS FREE RENT.
VENICE AVENUE
RETAIL OR OFFICE USE
750SQFT $750/MO OR
1500SQFT $1500/MO
(941)-497-0775

1620 COMMER./
INDUST. PROP.

4.3 Acres in P.C. Owner
Financing. $1,390,000.
Real Estate Broker, Jack
Porter (941) 268-0861

Approx 1000sf, 950 NN,
Central Englewood location,
water & utilities provided.
Call (941)650-5084


1620 COMMER./
INDUST. PROP.




Sat Aug 2, 12:30pm
100 E Base Ave
Venice Island
Lic. ALF 23 Units
1+ Acres Comm
Corner Zoned RMF4
Near Airport/Beach




Cheapest commercial
warehouse space in
Port Charlotte. Zoned
C.I., (3) 900 sq. ft.
units, each has bath-
room, 10' O.H. & store-
front door. Ample park-
ing. Nice location.
$550 ea. unit.
941-628-2886 or
941-743-7322
DOWNSIZE!
Venice, 2000sf Industri-
al/Office/Warehouse.
14' oh doors, 3-ph elec-
tric, near 175 & Jacaran-
da. (941)-488-2021
ENGLEWOOD, Ave of the
Americas, work bays,
1250sf, $975
(941)-270-7602
Englewood, San Casa.
1000 SF, fenced yard. 10'
OH door. $750 mo. 941-
204-7352
Florida Street. PG, for
lease Warehouse/Office
w/ OH doors. Units from
600-6000sf, $6. p/sf &
up. New owner.
941-724,0048
Great Locations: Ware-
house & office spaces in
Murdock. From 875 s/f to
9800 s/f. Call 624-2250
Industrial Office Ware-
house, 1500 sf. for lease
$1700. per mo. 1st mo.
FREE. Call Larry Bailie
(239)-821-8027, Florida
Foundation Realty, LLC
PC. Prime office space,
3 units 1,000sf. each.
Brand new. Sandhill Blvd.
Turnkey/Fully built out.
(941)-624-5992
RENT TO OWN
P.C. whse/office 1,250-
5,000 sf., IL zoned, $700
(941)-204-7352

1640 WAREHOUSE
& STORAGE

4,000 sf. w/bath, O.H.
Doors. Also avail. 2,000,
1,400 & 400 sf. Paulson
Dr. CHEAP 941-626-0416


swimming pool. Spacious 3/2/2 home is almost 2000 sf
under air & features a separate family room, formal dining
room, breakfast nook, kitchen island. Corian counters and
much more. Offered at $209,900 Don't want the pool?
Price is $184,900 MLS #573563
SELDOM
AVAILABLE END
UNIT IN
SORRENTO
PARK! Green belt
view from this 2
bedroom, 2 bath,
second floor unit.
Close to beach and
shopping. This
won't last long call
today! $149,900
MLS #N5762229


Home & Condo Rentals and

Property Management, Inc.

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

Glenwood Manor condo, 2nd floor, lanai, comm. pool, approx. 899 sq. ft. .................$ 685
Costa Brava Island condo, 2nd floor, lanai, pool, approx. 900 sq. ft. ....................... $ 750
South Venice home, lanai, shed, pet neg., approx. 816 sq. ft. ................................. $ 750
Venice Gardens, close to school &YMCA, pet neg., approx. 1300 sq. ft. ...............$ 750
San Lino condo, 2nd floor, W/D, lanai, comm. pool, approx. 1488 sq. ft................. $ 875
Blackburn Cove condo, 1st floor, community pool, approx. 1464 sq. ft. ......................$ 925
Pinebrook home, dining room, lanai, community pool, approx. 1601 sq. ft. ..............$1100
Waterfromt condo, on intracoastal, comm. pool, approx. 1705 sq. ft....................... $1400


EAi 1VIANIUK VILLAA. IlNCUe /2 WILI carport.
Open floor plan. End unit affords extra light and
good cross ventilation. Ceramic tile throughout.
Ran it Tndav $134.000 MIT #N5761084


NORTH PORT ESTATES. Brand new 3/2/2 with over 2,200
sq. ft. of upgrades! Storm shutters, security system & central
vac to name a few. Formal dining plus breakfast nook, large
family room, bidet in master bath. The large swimming pool
has it's own half bath plus an outdoor shower. $299,900
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THE RENTAL COMPANY
OF VENICE, INC.
236 Tampa Ave. W., Venice, FL
941-484-7644
www.rentalcompanyofvenice.com
APARTMENTS
1/1 Island Apt., No Pets $575
1/1 Island Apt., No Pets $625
1/1 Venice Island Apt., No Pets $625
1/1 Antigua Apt., Furnished, No Pets $700
CONDOS & VILLAS
1/1 Las Palmas Condo, Comm. Pool, No Pets.....................$650
1/1 Villa D'este Condo, Furnished, No Pets ...................$700
1/1.5 Quails Run Condo, No Pets $700
1/1.5 Venice Centre Condo, Comm. Pool, Furn., No Pets.$800
212/1 Las Casa Association/Comm. Pool, No Pets.................$850
2/2 Venice Isle Estates Mobile Home, Furnished,55+.....$850
2/2 Gulf Aire Condo, Comm. Pool, Furn.,No Pets............$850
2/2 Costa Brava Condo, Comm. Pool, Furn., 1stMo. Free.$900
2/2 Saybrook Manor Condo, Comm. Pool, No Pets............$900
2/2 Costa Brava Condo, Comm. Pool, Furn., 1st Mo. Free.$900
2/2/2 Auburn Wood Att. Villa, No Pets $975
2/2 Holiday Condo, Comm. Pool, 55+, No Pets.................$975
2/2 Mission Lakes Condo, Furn.,Water & Cable Incl..........$975
2/2/1 Gondola Park Condo, Comm. Pool, No Pets...............$1000
3/2/1 Gondola Park Condo, Comm. Pool, 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 South Venice Home, Lanai, No Pets, Lawn Care Incl...$850
2/1 Venice Island Duplex, Newly Remodeled, No Pets.....$875
2/2 Venice Island Duplex, Furnished, No Pets.....................$950
3/2/1 Venice Island Home, Pets OK $950
3/2/2 Hourglass Estates Home, No Pets.............................. $1100
2/2 Jacaranda Home, Pets ok, $1200
3/2/2 Gulfview Estates Home, No Pets, Lawn Care Incl.......$1250
3/2 Venice Island Home, No Pets $1500
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1640 WAREHOUSE
& STORAGE


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

800 to 3000 SF Ware-
house/office space Mur-
dock & Char Harb. Start
$400 mo 941-639-7532.

New 20'x80' Warehouse in
P. G. Lease. O.H. doors ea.
end, Ig park lot. $800
mo/Tax. 239-248-0020

North Port 400, 800 &
1600 sf warehouse. $250
mo. + tax for 400 sf bay.
(941)-661-6720 or 941-
575-1908

S. VENICE 2400SF,
40X60 HIGH CEIL-


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adminexec@comcast. net.

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Peninsula Bank is
accepting applications
for the position of
Assistant Branch
Manager
at our Englewood loca-
tion. Must be talented in
sales & customer ser-
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33953 or e-mail
resume to
tshremshock@charlotte
statebank.com EEO/AA

2020 CLERICAL/
OFFICE

Administrative
Assistant

Experience in office and
database management,
Experience with volun-
teer coordination a plus.
Database management
and Microsoft Office
skills required.
Good pay with health
benefits.
Fax resume to
877-834-2965 or email
to info@ears41ife.com.

OFFICE ASSIST. -
RECEPTIONIST. Duties
include but not limited to:
answering phones schedul-
ing appts., filing. Must be
able to take direction & be
computer literate. Must
have a willingness to train
& learn. Spanish speaking
a plus. Part time, 8am -
1pm. Salary $8 $9 hr.
please fax resume to 941-
766-9323
OFFICE ASSISTANT
Appt setter Med. Office
Customer Service.
For info 941-979-8527
Office Positions Available,
Receptionist, Front Desk,
File Clerk, Office Support.
Call 941-979-8527
RECEPTIONIST wanted,
FT, busy Punta Gorda
office. Computer & tele-
phone skills required.
Fax resumes to
941-575-6275.


2020 CLERICAL/
OFFICE

REAL ESTATE OFFICE -
Venice Full time. Must
be detail-oriented and
dependable, have multi-
line phone experience,
excellent computer skills
& be willing to do general
office tasks. Fax resume
to 941-613-3311
RENTAL AGENT, experi-
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must! Compensation
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CLINICAL RESEARCH
COORDINATOR with
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practice. F/T with
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DENTAL ASST, F/T,
some front desk, high
work ethic, new Venice
ofc. Exp reqd. Fax
resume 941-488-6460

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Experience a must.
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25325 Rampart Blvd.
Port Charlotte, FL
33983

FRONT DESK, scheduling,
billing, pre cert. Previous
med. office exp. req'd. Fax
941-258-3630
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Career minded profession-
al to work in Mastectomy
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NURSING SUPERVISOR for
Ambulatory Surgery Center,
20-24 Hrs Weekly, No
Nights/Weekends. Fax
Resume 941484-9690
Office Manager for
Doctors office needed.
Billing experience, good
computer, quick book &
medisoft knowledge
essential. Good benefits
provided. Fax resume to;
(941)-235-9200
OPHTHALMOLOGY ASST.
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HOTEL

A+ BARTENDER
School. Ages 18+
Placement Assistance
239-334-6300
Ft. Myers
www.BartenderDealer.com
Baker, experienced in
cookies, cakes & dannish-
es. P/T position avail.
(941)-445-0664

BOCA GRANDE CLUB
IS SEEKING AN ASST.
CLUBHOUSE MGR.
Candidate must have
solid Restaurant and Fine
Dining Mgmt. exp.
Restaurant POS knowl-
edge essential. Applicant
must possess exc. inter-
personal skills, positive
energy and attitude, orig-
anized and detail orient-
ed a must, BGC is a
Drug Free Workplace
and provides an exc.
salary and benefits pkg.
Bridge toll paid. Please
fax resume to 941-964-
0193,
Attn: Becky

DIETARY AIDE
Evenings & Weekends.
Apply in Person:
SANDHILL GARDENS,
24949 Sandhill Blvd.,
Deep Creek.
Domino's Pizza in
Englewood is now hir-
ing Assistant Managers
This is an entry level,
hands on, career opportu-
nity leading to a position of
a General Manager or even
a Franchise Owner! Candi-
dates should have recent
fast food or restaurant
management experience.
Please call Paul at (941)-
769-1769 to arrange an
interview.

FRONT DESK, P/T, experi-
enced. Call for appt after
1pm. (941)-426-4029
Warm Mineral Springs
Motel, North Port

KFC MANAGEMENT
Opportunities. Exc.
salary, Bonus & Benefits
package. Apply at any
KFC or fax resume to
239-997-2891.





LISTINGS WANTED


NEW, USED &
BROKERAGE SALES
900 S McCall
Englewood, FL 34223
941-681-3400
thundermarine.com

2050 SKILLED TRADES

Auto body painter w/5 yrs
min exp. Benefits available
Charlotte County 941-567-
7052


2050 SKILLEDTRADES 2070 SALES 2100 GENERAL


Cabinet and Counter Top
Installer needed, EXPERI-
ENCED ONLY !! No phone
calls. Fax resume to 941-
743-9600 or apply in per-
son at 1489 Market Cir
#309 Just counters &
Other Stuff Inc.
Drywallers, Mud & Tapers,
Texture and Laborers
(941)-979-8527
www.eaofswfl.com
Electricians
Experienced Industrial
Only
Career Oppty. In Arcadia
Call (863) 494-2400 or
E-Mail Resume
hr@fie-inc.com
EXP. DUCT Mechanics for
Arcadia jobsite. Exp. only
need apply. Call Robert
Grafing 407-949-1850
MAINTENANCE- Serious
maintenance person for 5
acre prop. with nursery
and warehouse. Must be
skilled in some of: carpen-
try, electrical, motor
repair, welding, irrigation.
Strong work record, NS,
presentable to public,
clean FL DL all required.
Southern Char. CO.
Fax resume or letter to:
941-505-8404.
MARINE MECHANIC NEEDED
For Fast growing Co. in
Venice. Stern Drive and Out-
board exp. nec, Must have
Valid DL, Tools, Cel Ph. Call
941493-1849
MOT Traffic Control Field
Personnel. Must have mini-
mum ATSSA Intermediate
Work Zone Traffic Control
certification. Pay based on
experience.
941-484-3608
PAINTER, Experienced,
needed. Interior/exterior.
Drywall and wallpaper
hanging skills a plus. Expe-
rience necessary; top pay
with benefits including
health insurance, dental,
retirement plan and vaca-
tion. Must have FL drivers
license. Must have own
tools. Full time work. Use
of company vehicle during
work hours. Equal opportu-
nity workplace. Drug free
workplace/ back ground
check. Apply in person -
17436 Seymour Ave., Mur-
dock, FL.
PLUMBING SER. TECH
Paid Hol., Vac.,Health,
Retirement Plan. DFW.
205-2133 or at
www.raysplumbinginc.com
ROOFER Shingle,
modified. Qualified,
$14/Hr.
941-473-7464
Servpro is seeking helpers
and techs for our cleaning
and restoration company.
Flex night time and week-
end availability a must.
Valid FL Drivers License &
clean record needed. P/T
F/T possibilities. Applica-
tions being accepted M-F
between 10a-3p. 355
Sand Pine Blvd. Venice
34292 or Fax resume to
488-3436
TAXI DRIVERS, days &
nights, available now. 26 -
65. Clean DL & criminal.
Drug free. Apply online @
www.ambertaxi.com. No
phone calls please.

2070 SALES

ATTENTION REALTORS!!
Tired of paying high fees
with your existing broker-
age firm? We assist you in
many ways to make it
affordable to practice real
estate. Call Stephen at
Your Home Realty Group
today to set up an inter-
view. 941-815-2791.

AUTO SALES
Charlotte County's
#1 Volume Used
Car Dealer Seeks
2 Sales Women or Men.
Must be Neat, Motivat-
ed & Energetic. Experi-
ence Preferred but not
Necessary.
Valid DL a Must!
Complete Training
Program! Guaranteed
Salary + Commission!
941-625-2141
GENE GORMAN'S
AUTO SALES
Port Charlottte
Career Opportunity
Licensed Hearing aid spe-
cialist needed for busy
office inside Venice Wal-
mart. Heavy foot traffic
with high visibility gener-
ates several tests a day.
One Consultant Office. 9a-


5p M-F (No nights, week-
ends or Holidays) Benefits
include health insurance &
paid vacations. Call David
810-931-6586
CAREER Changing Oppty. 6
Business Minded, ambitious
people needed to work from
home Top benefits! Pd wkly.
Call 941-375-2655


CAREER
OPPORTUNITY
INSURANCE SALES
60 K PLUS
FIRST YEAR

We are looking for:
Positive, Motivated
Individuals who can:
Work well with Retirees.
We Provide:
Complete Training
and Leads
Management &
Ownership
Opportunities.

Call Stephen Sestilio for
confidential interview at
941-743-2522
Fax: 941-743-2722

Communications, one of
the fastest growing high
tech telecommunica-
tions companies in
Southwest Florida, is
seeking a professional
Sales Account Manager
in Port Charlotte, FL
area. Excellent benefits.
Telecommunications
experience preferred. e-
mail resume to:
Beth Lowmaster
b.lowmaster@daystar.net
Phone: 941-206-7802
Fax: 941-629-4452

INSIDE SALES
Base + Lg. comm. Very
popular nutritional prod-
uct, sold within large
wholesale clubs. Motivat-
ed, outgoing individuals
can make $1000+
in 4 day work week.
1-800-482-2637 or
(864)-992-0859

Love's A/C seeking self
motivated Sales Person-
nel. Must have A/C experi-
ence. Fax resume to (941)
240-8411 or
call (941)-240-8400
to set-up interview.

NOW HIRING ASSIS-
TANT STORE MAN-
AGERS IN SOUTH SARA-
SOTA We are looking for
retail leaders in North Port,
Venice and Englewood.
Ideal candidates will have
retail leadership experi-
ence, clothing line knowl-
edge, and will enjoy hands-
on retail work. If you pos-
sess most of these skills,
come work for Goodwill
Industries Manasota, a
leader in retail and mission
work in our community.
Email your resume
to: Damary.Jacobs@gimi.org
or fax at 941-358-5171.

REAL ESTATE AGENTS
NEEDED. Get paid weekly!
1-yr exp preferred. Leads
provided. info@ listingser-
vicesdirect.com

The fastest growing Real
Estate company in the
country is hiring
recruiters. Earn upto
$50K per year.
Email:
jcrumbaugh@allisonjamesestates.com

Weekend
Leasing Agent
84 unit Sr. Comm. Seeking
PT Leasing Agent skilled in
marketing with strong clos-
ing techniques & exp.
w/Sr. population. Min. 2
yrs exp. in Prop. Mgmt or
similar field, Sales exp.
A+. Apply in person at
2305 Aaron St., PC

2090 CHILD/ADULT
CARE NEEDED

Mature woman over 55 to



housework. Must be kind
but firm. $15hr 941-223-
2099 Venice

TEACHERS, CDA cert. &
for afterschool program
for new child care facility.
FT/PT 941-625-8733

2100 GENERAL

Advantage take a short
class now. Learn electron-
ics, Office '07, accounting,
QuickBooks, website cre-
ation, beginner computer,
English (2nd language),
Health careers more.
941- 255-7500
CharlotteTechCenter.com



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Are You
People Oriented?
The Charlotte Sun is
accepting applications
for a part time
Customer
Service
Mall Kiosk
Representative
Must be 18 years or
older. Reliable, flexi-
ble, pleasant person-
ality and the ability to
handle customer
relations. Computer lit-
erate and be able to
multi-task. Approx. 25
hours per week. Avail-
able days, nights, week-
ends & holidays.
Please apply at
23170 Harborview
Rd. Charlotte Hbr.
Monday through Friday,
9:00AM to 4:00PM.
Applicants, please fill
out an application.
Attn. Lynda Toner
We will contact you for
an interview. We are a
drug free workplace and
pre-employment drug
testing is required.
EOE.
Non Smoking Office

ASSISTANT PRE-
SCHOOL DIRECTOR
needed. Free tuition for
your children. Call
(941) 625-7011
Become a tax preparer.
FREE TUITION TAX
SCHOOL @ LIBERTY
Classes starting soon
941-276-3618

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.
Experienced Individual
Income Tax Return Pre-
pares, wanted for the up
coming 2009 Tax session.
Flexible hrs, top wages &
bonuses. Call Floyd @
Jackson Hewitt 941-735-
8223

EXPERIENCED
Window, and Con-
struction cleaner
Must have exp. and
transportation
Venice area
941-284-6009

JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!
Check Our Opportunites!
www.shaveremployment.com
LAWN TECH, Must be exp.
Must have valid drivers lic.
& transp. Refs. checked.
(941)-492-2468

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
PERFECT FOR RETIRED
COUPLE Caretakers for
country property: Male:
Grounds & pool etc.
Female: Household, some
cooking & assisting
w/elderly lady. Cottage,
electrical, water provided
+ monthly salary. Refer-
ences w/experience.
The Domestic Register
(941)-365-7004
Refund Processors Need-
ed. No Exp necessary. Will
train. F/T & P/f available
1-877-788-4176




SIGN SHOP
Help needed.
Drug free, clean
driving record, reliable
transportation.
941-766-1330

TAX PREPARERS
Contact Jackson Hewitt,
Port Charlotte location.
Tax school starting soon.
941-629-1049


V6 oolierS
The Venice Gondolier Sun
is now taking applications
for Single Copy Carriers
in the Venice area. Must
have dependable vehicle,
a valid Florida Drivers
License and proof of
insurance. 3 Nights a
week.
Apply in person:
200 E. Venice Ave.
Venice, FL 34285
No phone calls please.

2115 HOME BASED/


BUSINESS

ACCESS TO ACOPIUTER?
$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.money2morrow.com


2120 POSITION/
JOB WANTED

Exp Woman with 12 yrs
care of one client. Local
area only. Ref's as needed.
(941)-928-9874


3000









NOTICES


3010 ANNOUNCEMENTS

Omni Home Care Open
House/Recruitment Fair
Wednesday, August 6,
2008 4-8pm 5260
Station Way Sarasota, FL
34233 For more
information, please call
941-953-9494





PUNTA GORDA
OFFICE

HAS MOVED

From
331 SULLIVAN ST
to
312 SULLIVAN ST

(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

70yr old Male looking for
a female companion, possi-
ble long term relationship.
Arcaida area (863)-494-
2747
ADORABLE
TASHA
941-497-1307
BRANDY
LOWEST RATES!
941-237-1157
EXOTIC DANCERS!
$100 hr. for adult videos.
Call for appt. (941) 623-
3425
HOT DATES AWAIT!


Call Now! 18+ Ad#8888

MORNING DELIGHT
(941)-623-2091
RELAXATION MASSAGE
Kristi 941441-0248
lic # MA53568
Relaxology 941-584-8013
STACEY
HOT SUMMER RATES!
941-237-1356
Stress Release
Discreet. Incall/Outcall
Now Hiring
(941)-554-7141

3060 SCHOOLS
& INSTRUCTION

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


3070 BURIAL LOTS/
CRYPTS

2 SxS Lots Restlawn Gar-
dens w/2 vaults & Comp.
Marker, $9000. value Sell
$4500. 941-629-1120
Restlawn Cemetery in
"Garden of Eternal Love"
LAST 2 spaces w/vaults 1
granite bar. Well below
value. (941) 276-2643


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Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, Real Estate Classified


41 SARASOTA COUNTY DESOTO COUNTY R/ RATES
1 day $11.50
r ^Pey 4 lines ($5.00 ea. add'l line)
rel 0012 days *17.50
\. 70 Arcadia 4 lines-($5.00 ea. add'l line)
004\ 3 days -22.50
V komis_ 4 lines- ($5.00 ea add'l line)

v 0 e O 7 days -$28.50
V enic 4 lines ($5.00 ea add'l line)
"a.n -B """ D- f^ Rates not valid with multi-family
Vni ce '6 600N, or community sales.

41 North Por To place your ad call:
Arcadia
\7 7 MurdkDeu ck / 494-7733
\I 6 jobean Creek / Charlotte
En2glewootd Gul t CHARLOTTE COUNTY 206-1200
6001 Arcadia Area \ r Englewood
6002 Englewood Area rove City
6003 Lake Suzy Area 7\ 6008(77 Punta 475-2200
6004 Nokomis/OspreyArea Rotonda Gorda .
6005 North Port Area West 60 ( Venice/North Port
6006 Port Charlotte Area 260. 0 7 1V / 00o
6007 Punta Gorda Area 207-1200
6008 Rotonda Area Boca \ G rRG E .
6009 Sarasota Area Grande Placida 41 FREE GARAGE
6010 South Venice Area B ----' \ SALE SIGN
6011 VeniceBurnttore \ WITH ANY AD


3080 TRAVEL/TICKETS 4080 LOANS/ 5053 COMPUTER
MORTGAGES SERVICE


TB Bucs tickets, 2 seats
lower level for 3 games,
$300 (941)-625-7789

3090 LOST & FOUND

FOUND: Dog, Beagle mix
female, Route 41 Punta
Gorda near Velda Farms,
7/24/08. No collar. (239)
567-1540
Lost black Pug, 5 years
old. Flat nose, curly tail.
Reward. Needs medica-
tion, please return ASAP.
Went missing from rela-
tives house in Harbour
Heights.

Please call (941) 456
1091 ANYTIME
LOST Dog between Elk-
cam & Harbor in PC Black
Female Pit Bull. (941)-875-
0511
LOST: Pomeranian pupply
Male black 3 mths. old,
white on chest, Deltona &
Hawaii Court 7/25 bet.
9am-lpm. REWARD.
REUNITED!!!


4000





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FINANCIAL

4010 BUSINESS
OPPORTUNITIES

Cash From HomeR
Returning Calls. Up toI
5k. No Selling. 888-
418-9400

Child Care Pre-School
Established locations. Lic.,
SBA Financing & insurance
arranged. Kids Depot
Realty Inc.
1-877-543-3376
www.kidsdepotrealtv.com

4020 FINANCIAL/MISC.

SAVE YOUR HOME
Call us and our Legal
Team will negotiate new
terms that you can
afford, lower your pay-
ments and stop foreclo-
sure!!
CALL NOW
Free Consultation
1-800-519-5388

4050 INVESTMENT
OPPORTUNITIES

Guaranteed Investment
Returns that start immedi-
ately. Minimum 5% or more
return. Actual company
owner. Local based. Limit-
ed time offer. Call Rick @
(941) 916-5178

4080 LOANS/
MORTGAGES

Are You UPSIDE down on
your mortgage?
House worth less than
you owe? Call today. We
have the newest pro-
grams to lower interest
rates & payments. 100%
loans are still available.
Eagle Mortgage Co.
941-496-9800

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


SAVE YOUR HOME
Call us and our Legal
Team will negotiate new
terms that you can
afford, lower your pay-
ments and stop foreclo-
sure!!
CALL NOW
Free Consultation
1-800-519-5388


5000







BUSINESSSERVICES

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


1-- T


PUNTA GORDA
OFFICE

HAS MOVED

From
331 SULLIVAN ST
to
312 SULLIVAN ST

(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.
CREEPERS & TOTS 04 Yr
Near new Middle School in
NP. Snacks/meals. No reg
fee $85/PT $115/FT Exc
refs. 9414296160
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.
Licensed & Exp Child care
provider. Venice. Reason-
able rates. Day, Weekend
& Nights. (941)-484-0333

5053 COMPUTER
SERVICE

**1A+ COMPUTER
REPAIR & TUTOR... IN YOUR
HONE
Reasonable & Prompt!
Sr. Disc. 941-615-7888
Computer set-up, repairs,
upgrades & training. Call
for estimate & free pc
check-up (941)-743-9787
Infotech Computer
Solutions. Repairs &
Service. 15% off 1st time
calls. 941-875-8107


Scotts Computer World
New & used computers,
upgrades & repairs.
941-492-9207 Venice

5060 DOMESTIC
CLEANING SERV.

Cleaning service now
accepting new accounts!
(941)-544-4060
Houses, Apts., Offices.
Anytime, Anywhere!
(941)-467-2954
References. Lic#1 76566
SIMPLY CLEAN
Reliable, Energetic, Expe-
rienced & Thorough
$10/Off 1st visit
(941)-875-2072

5080 EXCAVATING/
BUSH HOG

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

5088 HEALTH &
BEAUTY

Weight Loss Challenge
2008:6-Week program
No Meetings, No Appoint-
ments. Just desire to
lose Weight!! Fun motivat-
ing group. Cash prizes,
weekly prizes.
Starts Aug. 14 at 9pm
Tom (866) 271-0877

5100 HOME & COMM.
IMPROVE.

*CONCRETE *
High Quality Low Price
Driveway, sidewalks, patios
LIC. & INS. FREE EST. 941-
497-0907 or 586-4512
Bill's Handyman Service
Ceiling fans, lights,
faucets, drains, yard work
etc. Call 941-661-8585
CARPENTER, INC. One
call does it all. Licensed &
insured. #RR0067689.
Phil 941-627-0657.
CERAMIC tile installed
from $1 per sq ft.
Call now. 941- 769-TILE.
CONCRETE
Driveways, Sidewalks,
& Room Additions
Michael Hodge
941-743-4364
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

Masonry & Concrete. Full
Service General Contrac-
tor. Vet Construction. Lic &
Ins (941)-468-9978

5110 LAWN/GARDEN
&TREE

A+ Tree Cutting,
Stump Grinding, Debris
Loading & Hauling.
Local, 27 yrs. Good
work, very
reasonable prices
(941)-629-0020


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**
A + LAWN CARE
Professional, Depend-
able "Now Accepting
New Accounts"
(941)-661-4783


*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
N ATEPRO LA AL
Now accepting new acctss
Nokomis, Ven & Island. Lic
& Ins. For exc. lawn care
Call 4884462
An Occupational License
may be required by the
City and/or County. Please
call the appropriate occu-
pational licensing bureau
to verify
GREEN ACRES
LAWN CARE
Now taking new customers
in the Venice & North Port
area. Call today for your
free estimate. Family
Owned & Operated. Lic.&
Insured
941-423-4576
JIM BLAIS LAWN MAINT
OVER 15 YEARS EXP.
NOW ACCEPTING ANNUAL
ACCOUNTS. 941-9154677
Lawn Mowing & Bush Hog-
ging Service Lic & Ins. Rea-
sonable prices call (863)-
558-0232
Robert's Lawn service &
Landscaping now accept-
ing new clients. $$ Moder-
ate (941)-697-1243
SANDEFUR'STREE
TRIMMING,
LANDSCAPING,
PRESSURE CLEANING
& MORE. 941-484-6042

5120 MEDICAL
SERVICES

Licensed
HOME HEALTH CARE
*Certified Nursing Assis-
tants *Hands on Medical
Attention *Prescreened
Employment & Medical His-
tory *Skilled RN Case Man-
ager *Quality Care with
Zero Deficiencies
Let us "Take Care" of your
loved one
Granny Nannies
4055 Tamiami Tr. Ste 10
Port Charlotte
941- 769-1258
1-800-713-7210
grannynannies.com
NR30211351


Practical Nurse offering
live in Elder Care in my
home or yours.
Call 941496-4514

5130 MOVING/HAULING

AFFORDABLE HAULING
Cleanouts, House, Gar.,
Shed, Yard, Garb & Con-
struction (941)697-9923
FREE Pick-up on Appl.
Mowers, Grills, Engines,
ACs, Scrap Metals....
ETC! (941)-623-5673
Hauling Yard & Constr
Waste. Garage Clean Out.
Trash. Call Carlton,
564-6049 OR 914-2249


5130 MOVING/HAULING

Lowest Prices 1 piece or
whole house Omega Express
FL IM1560 (941)8150034
815-0022
SKIP'S MOVING Local &
Long Dist. 1 item, 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

5183 RECYCLING/
SALVAGE

Charlotte Metals- We
Buy All Types of Scrap
Metal & Copper Wire. We
Pay Top $$$$! 941-626-
9075/941-313-4442

5230 MISCELLANEOUS

Awnings $75 each, New
Carpet & pad $100 (941)-
697-1273 Rotonda


6000
fl** *.


MERCHANDISE

MERCHANDISE
GARAGE SALES
6001 Arcadia
6002 Englewood
6003 Lake Suzy
6004 Nokomis
6005 North Port
6006 Pt. Charlotte
6007 Punta Gorda
6008 Rotonda
6009 Sarasota
6010 South Venice
6011 Venice
6015 Flea Market
6020 Auctions
6025 Arts & Crafts
6027 Dolls
6030 Household Goods
6040 TV/Stereo/Radio
6060 Computer Equip
6065 Clothing/Jewelry
6070 Antiques/
Collectibles
6075 Fruits/Veges
6090 Musical
6095 Medical
6100 Health/Beauty
6110 Trees & Plants
6120 Baby Items
6125 Golf Accessories
6128 Exercise/Fitness
6130 Sporting Goods
6135 Bikes/Trikes
6138 Toys
6140 Photography/
Video
6145 Pool/Spa &
Supplies
6160 Lawn & Garden
6165 Storage Sheds
/Buildings
6170 Building Supplies
6180 Heavy Constr.
Equipment
6190 Tools/Machinery
6220 Office/Business
Equip & Sup.
6225 Rest. Supplies
6230 Pets & Livestock
6250 Appliances
6260 Miscellaneous
6270 Wanted to Buy/
Trade


6001 AR
GARA

08/01/08


CADIA AREA
GE SALES


3298 NE Worley Ave
Saturday only
8am-3pm


6005 NORTH PORT AREA
GARAGE SALES

[ FRI/SAT, 8-2pm,
-1 2682 Flagami Ln, off
Cranberry. Comic books,
baby, hot wheels & toys
[-SAT & SUN 9-3,
2907 Alcazar Ter
MOVING SALE All must
go, tools, furn, window
treatments, much more!
[ SAT. & SUN. 8AM-2P
4340 Cynthia Terr
MOVING: Furniture, tools,
lawn equip, toys, appli-
ances, and much more!

6006 PT. CHARLOTTE
GARAGE SALES

BUYING DVD's, Costume
Jewlery, Gold, Silver,
Household, Misc, Tools,
Toys, Etc (941)-875-3442
I-Fri & Sat. 8-12,
26293 Asuncion Dr.
Deep Creek. Tools, furni-
ture, pool table & more.
D FRI. & SAT. 7:30 3,
25491 Barinas Dr.
Deep Creek. Moving -
numerous items,furniture,
household & lots more.
Many fantastic bargains.
FRI.& SAT. 8am- ???,
233 E. Tarpon Blvd.
Moving sale furniture,
appl., misc. & lots more.
DOFRI. & SAT., 7:30am-
?, 25529 Terrain
Lane, Deep Creek. MOV-
ING SALE! Everything
Must Go!
DFSAT. & SUN. 8am -
2pm, 21078 Edge-
water Dr. Treadmill,
Household, 2 AC units, 2
pressure wash., Oriental
rugs, paintings, contrac-
tor supplies & more.
I-SAT. Aug. 2nd 9am-?
i11413 W. Corktree Cr.
MOVING SALE. Everything
Must Go Open House.
Furn., housewares, linens,
lamps, glassware &
china, lots of misc. Small
appliances, cookware.

6007 PUNTA GORDA AREA
GARAGE SALES

D FRI. & SAT. 8AM-?
30399 Beach Rd.
Ridge Harbor. ESTATE
SALE. Antiques, tools,
fishing poles, much misc.
F-Fri. Sun. 8- ? 26307
Glaspell Rd. MOVING
SALE!! Golf/Fishing stuff,
tools, lawn, 3 piece sleep-
er sectional & much more!
D-FRI., SAT. & SUN.
9AM-3PM. 4434
Palm Dr. Some furniture,
tools, fishing, new gener-
ator & much more misc.


[-]SAT,SUN 7am-2pm
S2100 Taylor Rd.
(across from American
Legion) Indoor Sale.
CASH only. New and used
merchandise, clothes,
jewelry, new microwaves,
closet-maid systems TVs,
housewares, tools, more.
F- SAT. 8am ??? First
IMacedonia M.B.
Church, 411 E. Charlotte
Ave. Yard sale TOYS,
FURNITURE, ETC.


I SAT. 8AM-11AM.
25200 Airport Rd.
St Vincent de Paul
Sale: Household, Cloth-
ing & More! Something for
everyone! Rain Date
Saturday, Aug. 9th.

6008 ROTONDA AREA
GARAGE SALES

MOVING SALE Saturday
8/2 8am-2pm
137 Spur Dr.
Rotonda W Mins from
776, Call 214-8302 for
easy directions & informa-
tion. Everything must
go! Household, tools,
lawn, kitchen, fishing,
underwater video camera
system new. Mermaid
pool fountain. Olde Florida
Avertising. Pool Heater.
etc...
D-SAT only, 8-1pm,
26 Oakland Hills Ct,
off Rotonda Circle.
INDOOR MULTI-FAMILY!
Furn, baby clothes & misc

6010 S.VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES

D-FRI/SAT, 8-12 pm,
1660 Willow Ln, off
Shamrock Blvd. Col-
lectibles, kids toys, Ani-
Ine, movies, action fig-
ures, kitch items, tools


6001 ARCADIA AREA
GARAGE SALES

F Bank of America
Parking Lot
processed to benefit
Sandy Baptist Church of
Myakka City Youth
Group,8-? Saturday only!
$100 Gas Card Raffle,
Hot dogs & Hamburgers
D-Fri & Sat. 8am-4pm
125 S Roberts Av.
clothing great for school,
misc items,
D-SAT. & SUN., 8-?,
1355 NW Eucalyptus
Ave. Tools, Kids Stuff,
Furniture & Much More!
F-Store close out
items, tools, lots of
cloths, household items
1204 E Gibson St. 1/2
Block S of Gibson on 12th
D-Yard Sale 3 Family
7327 SE Hwy 31
8AM-? Fri 8/1 & Sat. 8/2

6002 ENGLEWOOD AREA
GARAGE SALES

D-Fri & Sat 8-4 13316
Buckett Cir. Gardens
of Gulf Cove. Mega Toy
Sale, housewares, decor
& 50% off Mary Kay
D-Fri & Sat 8:30-2:30
13463 Foresman
Blvd. Gulf Cove. Collectible
dolls, and much more!
|-Fri & Sat 8am. 7074
ISunnybrook. Lots of
good stuff from Three
Families
[-Fri 8-1 & Sat 8-12
204 Woodland Dr.
(Engl Isles) Housewares,
Lamps, Ent Cntr, 57"
HDTV RP, HP 36" color
plotter & Much More!
F-FRI. & SAT. 9AM
10174 Seabrook Ave.
Glass sliding door unit,
Upright freezer, comm
refrig., Lots of misc.
|- FRI/SAT, 8-2 pm,
10388 Euston Ave,
off Wilmington. MULTI-
FAMILY SALE! Furn & misc

MON-SAT 9-4PM
197 S. McCall Rd.
S.H. TREASURES
Close-Out Sale
LOST LEASE
All Fumiture must go!

D-Sat & Sun 10-2 260
E. Fray St. Yard Sale
Furniture, Silk plants &
Misc. (941)-716-3258
[-| SAT/SUN, 9-?,
11334 Bisby Ave,
off Claremont. New appli,
lots of tools, hsehld, etc.

6003 LAKE SUZY AREA
GARAGE SALES

i-]THURS., FRI. & SAT.
8am-?, 8595 SW Riv-
iera Dr. New & old home
int., furniture, household.

6004 NOKOMIS/OSPREY
GARAGE SALES

1-Sat 7:30am Neigh-
borhood Sale in Mis-
sion Estates off Mission
Valley Blvd.

6005 NORTH PORT AREA
GARAGE SALES

[F Fri & Sat 8-12 1245
I Heath Ln (off Cham-
berlain-follow signs)
Multi-family Sale.
|-Fri & Sat 9-? 5419
Kenwood Dr. House-
hold items, Furniture, &
Much More.
F FRI. & SAT., 8am
IRain/Shine. 4076
Alwick off Salford. 3 FAM-
ILY! Microwave, Blinds,
Shelves, Kid Clothes,
Printer & MUCH MORE!!


6011 VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES

FRI & SAT
409 VILLAS DR Island
MOVING SALE -
Everything must go!
D-Fri & Sat 8-5 355
Seagrape Rd. Moving
Sale! Furniture, Appls,
Bedding & Much More
- FRI. & SAT. 7AM-2PM
1305 Greenfield Cir
In Venice Acres. Tools,
lots of misc. items.
D Sat 8-2 1336 Pine-
brook Way. Furniture,
youth bed, crib, stroller &
Misc Household items

6015 FLEA MARKET

S.S. Floating Dehooker
Best Design-Best Price.
Amer. Legion Flea Market
Sat./Sun. 941-258-1389.

6030 HOUSEHOLD
GOODS

ABSOLUTE BARGAIN
BEDS. Twin $160
Full $225 Queen $275
King $350 Free delivery.
(941)-815-6727

NEED CASH
NOW?
We Buy Quality
Home Furnishings,
Coins, jewelry,
antiques, autos or
anythi of value!
94 1-485-4964

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)-815-
6727

19" Color TV brand new
$75. bowling ball, bag and
shoes $50. 9414080437
ALMOST FREE

Full-size sofa bed,

Brand new, never
used,

dk green, orig $500,

First $250 takes it

call 941-662-0020
asap
Armoire Oak. Computer-
TV, pd $1400 take 350.
Daybed $50. 637-9639
Bed adjustable extra long
twin. $300. (941)-266-
7913
Bed, Queen Mattress and
Box. Brand New will sell
$175. Local 941-629-5550
or 941-456-5555. Also have
KING.
Bed, Queen Sonoma, pil-
low top mattress & box
spring, 1 yr. old, excellent
condition. $400. (941)-
875-9751
Bed Mattress/Box. New -
will sell $100. Local 941-
629-5550/941-456-5555.
Bedroom set, White wick-
er. King & 2 dressers
$700 (941)-475-8902
BUFFET, Ethan Allen, brand
new $400obo; Kitch Island
$350obo (941)-244-2735
Carpet- Lt beige w/
padding Like new, will cut
to size. $75 o/b/o 941-
475-8972 ater 5.
Couch, Tan $150, Kitchen
table w/2 chairs $65, Bed,
full $120, Microwave
w/stand $30 (941)-234-
7447
DINING RM. SET, Solid
Cherrywood, 6 Chairs, 2
Leafs, Pads, China & Bar
Cabinets. $800. Neg.
(941)-625-0658
DINING Set Contemp, cloth
chairs, stucco, glass like
new $175. 941-6284023
Dresser 5 chest vertical,
refinished, $85, (941)-623-
3182
ENTERTAINMENT Center
lighted, oak, 5-pc. exc
cond $750 (941)475-7228
Entertainment Cnt. Beauti-
ful 4 Big Scn. TV. $400
obo!asap!call941-685-
7034
Game table wood burled
46 X 46, 18" leaf, 4 uphol-
stered wheel chairs $500,
(941)-575-1778
Hutch, pine, country style,


custom made, exc cond.
$145. 941-380-4497
Industrial Singer Sewing
Machine w/walking foot in
large table. Button maker
w/lots of buttons. Many
spools of thread, some
rolls of welt. All included
$500. Upright Wurlitzer
Piano $250. Curio Cabinet
Gold Color 70" h $75.
941-875-9597


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-i Sat & Sun 8-3 5032
Linda St. Furn, Baby
Items, Household goods,
Tools, & much more.
[-Sat 9-12 355
Cypress Rd. Furni-
ture, Clothes, Books, CD,
TV, VCR, PS2 & Misc.
D SAT. & SUN. 8-4
5656 Varet Rd.
Collectibles, fishing,
tools, antiques, etc.






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GOODS

LANAI set, 54" glass top
table, 6 chairs, $150.
(941)-276-3565
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sets, dolls, misc. (941)-
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312 SULLIVAN ST

(PURPLE HOUSE)


BUSINESS HOURS

Monday Friday

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

(941) 205-1000

Q Mattress set w/frame,
$100. Sofa 85", floral,
Ethan Allen, $300. 941-
575-2466
Recliner's, 2 Oversized,
Camel leather. Will seper-
ate. Ex Cond $150
each/$275 pair (941)-497-
4788
Rectangular glasstop
wrought iron table w/6
cushioned chairs (2 swivel
tilt) $139 (941)698-9395
SOFA & LOVE SEAT $300.
Thomasville, Blue, 941-
575-9419
Table, Pedastal w/4
chairs. Natural finish VGC
$100 941-426-4512
Vacuum cleaner, Hoover
Windtunnel, bagless. Used
months $75 obo (941)-
423-3223
Washer, $100; gas dryer,
$100; gas water heater,
$50; under counter
microwave, $25. (941)
505-7297

6040 TV/STEREO/
RADIO

20 In. AKAI LCD TV/Moni-
tor/with DVD Player built in
(Silver). Retail $634. Sell
$250 with Swivel Wall
Mount, Used once in Travel
trlr(941)-763-0728
32" Curtis Mathis color
console, surround sound,
excellent picture $100,
(941)-627-9898
4 Direct TV Receivers w/
Remotes + Dish $150. for
all. (941)-833-0746
52" RCA Projection TV,
$600., 25" Magnavox Con-
sole TV, $70. Both in Per-
fect Working Cond! (941)-
624-3033 Lv. Msg.
55" Philips HDTV 5 yrs old
good condition too big for
new house. $450 627-
9344
60" PHILLIPS MAGNOVOX
PROJECTION TV $450.
(941)-716-8112
62" Mitsubishi TV w/ Sur-
round Sound & DVD. l1yr.
$2,000. (941)-629-7899
BOSE surround sound sys-
tem, 5 spkrs & 1 sub
woofer, AMFM amp, $200.
(941)-276-3565
Looking for someone who
repairs HiFi System for
Business not necessarily
pleasure. (941)-475-0575
Sony HD Blueray DVD play-
er and 3 movies $275.
941-743-2959

6060 COMPUTER


EQUIPMENT

#941-629-6337 Dave in-
house-office computer
repair, set-up Serving Char-
lotte Co. 9+ years
Computer w/printer, moni-
tor, CPU, scanner, $100
(941)-575-2466
Dell Laptop 500 MHZ, 20
GBHD, 256 MB, DSL,
$150. Call 941-204-2481


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6070 ANTIQUES
COLLECTIBLES

ALWAYS BUYING
Sterling Silver, Quilts.
Paintings, Furniture.
NEW ENGLAND
ANTIQUES
(941) 639 -9338
6 Windsor Rush Seat dining
chairs 1 Stickley gentle-
mans chest, 1 maple pre
war drop leaf dining table,
all early 20th Century will
separate. Call for details
941412-3677
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
Rocking Chair, End Table,
Fish Tank, Beer Knobs &
Cans, Neon Lights call for
prices (863)494-5305


6110TREES & PLANTS

COCONUT PALMS,
Queen Palms, Oaks,
E Pulatka holly.
(941)-474-0527
Neem Trees no skeeters,
flys, ants, 2900 medicinal
purposes. 863491-5149
Viburnum,Good privacy
hedge $2.50/up. Coconut,
Adonidia, Fish, Fox Tail
Palms, 941-488-7291

6125 GOLF
ACCESSORIES

Golf pull cart, never used,
wide wheels, folds, $75
Collection of 7 antique put-
ters. $15 each or $75 for
all.(941)-485-4436
Men's & Women's Golf
clubs w/bags. Very good
cond. $60/set, 6244617
Wholesale to the public
2004 48V Club Car, new
batt, windshield. $2595.
2002- 36V E-Z Go $1395
2004, 36V EZ-Go $1695
WHILE THEY LAST
(941)-625-7969
Yamaha Golf Cart,
w/charger & spare tire.
Good Cond. $400 (863)-
494-5941

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
Elliptical NordicTrack,
cx990, like new, iFit,
incline,fan $550.
941-426-0047
PROFORM ELIPTICAL
TRAINER. ASKING $250.
941-474-6158
Tony Little Gazelle Elite
$100, Body By Jake Car-
diocruiser $50, Contour
Shaper Body Sculptor $30
(941)480-1991


TREADMILL Pro-form
6090 MUSICAL Crosswalk $399 Like new
(941)423-5689


500 JAZZ LPS/CDS
$.25-$2.00 EA.
941-484-9803
Electronic Organ, Roland
model AT60R, cherry wood
cabinet, foot pedals, disc
player w/discs & music
books, padded bench $500.
941-475-8272
Free Introductory Guitar
Bass Banjo Piano Lessons
College trained profession-
al musician 941447-9117
Piano: $650.00
PC (941) 769-1762
PV PA System w/
2 12" Moniters, $450.,
SM58 Mikes, $75.
(941)-763-9550

6095 MEDICAL

Elec. Scooter for Handi-
capped, Elite Traveler,
4wheel, new. lOmi on
charge $1000 Firm (863)-
494-5305
Lift chair, recliner from
Babcock Furn. Orig $780,
Sell for $300 obo Must
Sell (941)-628-5012
MINI JAZZY Elect. wheel
chair. $1500 Ex cond.
(941)-661-1445


6130 SPORTING
GOODS
Beretta "Tomcat" INOX
"Stainless" 32 Auto Excel-
lent condition. $350
Sarasota 941-932-2820
Civil War, WWII Guns,
Swords, Daggers, etc.
Wanted. Paying up to
$900 for G.I. 45's &
German Lugers
(941)705-5145
GUN COLLECTORS! SKS
Chinese 7.62, excellent
PRISTINE condition $325
obo 941-286-5601
M1 Carbine and 3 Mags
$350 *Sold the first day*
Pool table, Robertson, 4
1/2' x 9', 1" slate,
Simonez cloth, balls,
sticks, $750/obo. (941)-
743-4007
S/W Mod 60 357 Stainless,
Mint cond. with Ammo
& holster 1st $400
9414236377
Savage model 99E, .308
Win. $400. Mathews FX
bow w/case, $250.
New Star stellar lite fish-
ing rod, $75. Lead shot -
8's, 7 1/2's & 6's, $75.
(941)-457-7014


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6130 SPORTING
GOODS

Smith & Wesson, Model
SW9VE, Sigma 9 mm,
S/S, N.I.B. Extras,
$500. (941)-764-6453


SPRINGFIELD XD-M
40 CAL 17 RND
S&W 360 38 SPL.
TAURUS JUDGE 6"
RUGER LCP 380
WATLHER P-22
BERSA 380'S
SKYY CPX-1 9MM
ALL NEW IN BOX
CALL9412350735
Springfield/Stevens 16 Ga
Dbl BrI SxS, $335 941-
650-5122

6138 TOYS

Play Station 3 w/Grand
Theft Auto 4 $300
(941)-423-5298

6145 POOL/SPA/
& SUPPLIES

18' X 33' above ground
pool. Includes ladder and
sand filter. You take apart
and haul away. $1200.
423-0519
HOT TUB, 5 seats, 2
lounge chairs, 3 person
bench seat, lots of extras,
w/cover, $6,800 new mov-
ing must sell, $900/ obo.
(941)-916-9604
POOL heat pump w/warr.
USED. $895 (Installation
avail) Call 9am-4:30pm
625-2143
SPA/HOT TUB 5 person,
never used, perfect cond.,
cover, light, delivered to
you $1,800 (727)-466-
7065
SPAS & MORE
Your LOCAL Dealer
EVERY DAY Special
Pool Vac. $189
WE BUY USED SPAS
(941) 625-6600

6160 LAWN & GARDEN

2007 YAZOO-KEES, Zero
Turn Comm. Mower, 61"
Cut, 27HP, 145 Hrs.
$4500. Firm. (941)-916-
0069 or (941)-639-2306
Attention: Organic Grow-
ers! Worm Compose Fertil-
izer great for Rose beds,
Potting plants, Raising a
fine garden. $7.00 per
501bs, $260 ton, call for
deliver prices 863-990-
7059
Cub Cadet '05 13hp
Kohler 38" cut $950 (941)-
474-0109
GAS TRIMMER Craftsman
New $120. Call (941)769-
2772
MOWER, 42" Troy-Bilt,
easy cut, 0 turn, 1 yr old,
$1800. 391-4707
Murry Lawn mower w/
bagger, Runs good, 5HP,
$35. **SOLD***
Murry rider, 16.5hp
$495 North Port (941)-
429-9564
PATIO SET 5'6" Glass Table
w/6 chairs $100
Call (941)769-2772
Riders & Push, satisfac-
tion guaranteed $50 to
$500. 941-268-0917
Stihl gas edger, used 2x,
extra blade, spool of line,
as new, $115. 624-2246


6160 LAWN & GARDEN

TORO Z 42" Recyclable
Cut Zero Turn Rider Mower.
$1,995. (941)-625-0658

6165 STORAGE SHEDS
/BUILDINGS

ROBIN SHED 12x16, 2x4
construction, 3 screened
windows, solid floor, new
workbench & pegboards,
elec outlets, ceiling fan.
Very solid $1500/obo u
move 941-276-1834 Roy

6170 BUILDING
SUPPLIES

3 1/2" BASEBOARD, 16'
long w/ matching door
trim. $2 each. Over 1000
in stock. (941)-286-8077
DESIGNER LAMINATED
FLOORING Never used
30% thicker. $.59 sq. ft.
Must sell 239-334-4839

Electric meter/panel box.
$100. 150 amp panel box,
$35 740-4769

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

KITCHEN cabinets, white,
like new, $500. 903 Baer
Ave. PC (941)-625-4595
LUMBER (250) new .40
pressure treated 2x6s 10'
long $5/ea 941473-2510

6180 HEAVY/CONST.
EQUIPMENT

Troweling Machine, Stone
Mixer, Cut off saws, Scaf-
feling, X41 Kubota mini
excavator & forms etc.
(941)-497-7779

6190 TOOLS/
MACHINERY

Clean 55 gal. DRUMS,
used for diesel only, $7 ea.
(941)-575-2778
DRYWALL TEXTURE
MACHINE, Exc. Cond!
$450. (941)-624-3033
Genarator, Briggs & Strat-
ton 5250, used once
$275. 941-766-1928
Generator Coleman Power-
mate 5000, used little
$300. 941-286-5601
Generator, Coleman Pow-
ermate, max output 6250
$300. 941-697-7938.
GRANDPA'S DO ALL Metal
Lathe, 220V, 5' bed, power
feed, tooling, tools, and
boxes incl. All in good cond.
$1500 obo. 9414964014
Table Saw Ryobi 10", 13
amp $40. Table saw 13
amp $25. Compound miter
saw 10" Ace $25. Safety
Harnesses, 1 light duty, 1
- heavy duty, 6' lanyards.
$100. exc. cond. 941-
286-5601
TOOL BOXES FOR TRUCK,
Steel Master, 2 side
boxes, $50/ea. 1 cab
box. $100. Call Ed
Mon-Fri. 941-486-2706


6220 OFFICE/BUSINESS
EQUIP. SUPPLIES

HUNDREDS OF Pre-
owned desks, files, chairs,
conf tables, workstations.
OFFICE OUTFITTERS
881 E Venice Ave., Venice
485-7015, 800-330-9215
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

Manatowic series 200 Ice
Machine for sale, works
great, $700.
Call 941-815-1496

6231 BIRDS

Baby Blue front Amazon.
14 wks. Very sweet. $700
941-408-4409
Nice little Sun Conure
w/floor standing cage,
toys & food to
good home. $300
(941)-426-4166

PARROT SALE
WE FINANCE!
Small Down,
Easy Payments
Take that sweet
Baby Macaw or
Cockatoo home
today!
941-475-1728

Parrot Outreach
Society
We can accept the bird
that you can no longer
care for. We also adopt
out to approved
homes. Small to large
parrots.
Pam 815-0879
Patricia 575-7702
Judy 629-1594

6232 CATS

4 FREE KITTENS to good
Homes. All females.
Please do not call before
9am (941)-629-5890
CAT, female, spayed,
shots, front declaw, 1-1/2
yrs old. FREE TO GOOD
HOME! Needs to be an
only child (941)-716-3988
FREE 1 yr old male CAT.
black & white. (941)-268-
4905
Kittens, male & female, 7
wks. free to good homes
(5) (941)-505-8018


6233 DOGS 6250 APPLIANCES


Dog door, medium size,
sliding glass insert panel,
$25. SOLD!
Great Dane 2.5yrs old
Great with kids $250 After-
noon 941-429-6122
Lab puppies for sale $150
(863)-773-3779
LOVE PETS?
WANT TO MAKE
A DIFFERENCE?
VOLUNTEER AT
EARS Animal
Rescue Sanctuary.
CALL US AT
(941) 475-0636
Red Nose Pitbull Male 1
year old, Crate Trained
$300 (239)349-5204
SHIH POOS 3 adorable
white & black males.
Raised in clean family
home w/parents. 8 wks on
8/8/08 $400/obo 941-
475-5341
Shih-tzu puppies Health
Certificates 1M/1F $500
or $550 w/papers 863-
558-2053
SHIH-TZUS, 10WKS
M-$450EA,F-$550EA
Must see! 941-764-6898
Yorkshire Terrier puppies,
2-,F, $800 ea. 1-M, $700.
7 wks., (941)-916-0536


Stove 30", $75. double
oven $45. Micro. $15,
Hood fan, $15. 740-4769

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

WASHER & DRYER
Maytag matching set,
$150. (941) 625-7510.

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

Washer/Dryer, $119 ea.
Pair $219. 1 year warran-
ty. Excellent cond. Delivery
(941)-875-0609

Washer/Dryer (condo sz) &
Dishwasher, whi, exc cond
$275 (941)735-0802

Washer/Dryer Stackable,
natural gas, LG, 2 mths old
Pd $2100 Installed $900
(941)-2684097

Whirlpool refrigerator side
by side. Works great Ice
maker $150. almond 941-
426-8204


6235 LIVESTOCK 6260 MISCELLANEOUS


Chicks $3 & up Spring
Fancy Baby Ducks, Geese
Goats 863-491-5149

6236 PET SUPPLIES
& SERVICES

52 Gallon fish tank w/
stand light & all equipment
new $1200/ asking $600.
(941)-423-8406
75 gallon aquarium for
sale, no frills $50 firm 941-
429-8307
DOG CRATES: (2) 24"W X
33"D X 21"H, (1) 22"W X
30"D X 20"H. $25 ea.
Good cond. 286-5601
DOG FENCE, Chain Link,
4'x4' w/ Gate Opening.
$75. (941)-833-0746
Dog Kennels, 6'xl10'x6'
$100 ea., Plastic Dog
Houses, $20. ea. (941)-
628-5760
FISH TANK 72 gal corner
tank, stand & filter. lyr old
$350 941-740-1414
LIZARD terrarium, 6'long,
glass front, you haul,
FREE. (239)-745-1372


6233 DOGS 6250 APPLIANCES


3 1/2 yr. male yellow lab
$100. 423-0519
3 Poodle pups. 7wks.
ready on 8/6. Health cert.
$500. (863)465-1897
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
CHIHUAHUA MIX Adult,
male, shots, good w/ ALL.
$40 (941)-626-2772
COCKAPOO PUPPIES, tak-
ing deposits. $300 each.
Also male Cockapoo, 1.5
yrs. old $200.
(941)-623-3468


$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+

GE PROFILE CONVECTION
OVEN Almond, flat top.
$150 941-475-1141
MAYTAG WASHER &
DRYER Stack, HD Lg. cap
Perfect cond. $325
(941)-830-8599
Ref/Freezer 25 Cu ft
side/side doors/ice-
maker Hotpoint white Ex
Cond
$300.00 941-493-
6555


*FREE Removal of Appli-
ances, Batteries, Mowers,
Grills, A/Cs, Motors
Sheds etc 941-276-5453

55-GALLON EMPTY OIL
DRUMS, good cond,
$10/ea. (941)-685-0602

Credit card machine, 6'
display case, sterling
silver jewlery, Gift Items
Asking $1000
(941)-475-0776

EXCELL PRESSURE
Washer 3.5HP, Good
cond. $75; Rototiller
F/R, 5hp, rear 16" tines,
like new $250; Rotary
Lawn spreader Baloon
tires, $20; (13) 20' L
PVC Sch 40, + fittings
new make offer, all best
offer. (941)-697-8878

FREE HAULING
Appliances, Mowers,
All Metal Items incl.
941-626-7148

Portable Sewing Machine,
Viking model 6030, in
carry case w/foot control
& extension plate, instr
manual & sewing guide
book. Good operating
cond $75. 941-475-8272

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

AUTOS WANTED!
Let me take the hassle
out of selling your car.
Cash Offered Today'
Call Mike 941-713-2277

PRIVATE COLLECTOR Buy-
ing Gold and Silver Jewelry &
Coins, antique toys, watch-
es. 941-3234502


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TRANSPORTATION


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OFFICE

HAS MOVED

From
331 SULLIVAN ST
to
312 SULLIVAN ST

(PURPLE HOUSE)


BUSINESS HOURS

Monday Friday

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

(941) 205-1000
AI VER I USE W I HE
SUN CLASSIFIED

7020 BUICK
08/01/08
1986 Le Sabre, 25mpg.
very very nice cond. Ice
cold climate control air,
$1475 SOLD!
1994 Buick Regal Gran
Sport, local lady owner,
4dr., cold AC, Loaded, 6
cyl, $3,995, 575-7843 dlr
1996 Buick Century,
52,500mi.Exc.Cond.
$4250 (941)830-0848


7020 BUICK 7040 CHEVROLET 7070 FORD 7130 PONTIAC


2000 Buick Park Ave., 4
Dr., leather, 106K mi.,
good tires, cold air,
$3,900, (941)-505-7470

7030 CADILLAC
1993 Deville, 117k,
loaded looks, runs great,
$2900 941)-766-1928
1995 Sedan DeVille, 116k,
loaded, beige, extra clean.
20MPG. $3500. (941)-
429-6107
2002 DeVille Beautiful.
Loaded, good mpg. 65K,
$8,300 (941)-423-8390
2003 DHS Caddy, top of
the line, perfect cond.
$15,500. 941-456-5104
2008 Cadillac XLR, Special
Ed., 500 mi. white.
$75,000 (941)-505-1121

7040 CHEVROLET
1987 Spectrum Runs
good. $1200/obo (941)-
697-1082
1997 Cavalier 1 owner, Ice
cold Air, lOOK mi $1500
Sold!!!
1999 CHEVY METRO, 3
Cyl., 60k mi., Original
Owner. 2 dr., Gray. Well
Maintained. New Tires &
Wheel Rims. Make Offer.
SOLD!
2000 Malibu All power,
new brakes, v6, Ex.
cond 29k miles,
$4550. 941-486-5069

GENE
GORMAN'S
2005 EQUINOX,
LOW Ml! ABSOLUTELY
GORGEOUS! $11,990.
625-2141, Pt. Char.
www.genegormans.com
2007 Cobalt 4cyl Factory
Warranty 34 MPG
$10,200 obo
(941)-926-1443


Kevin's Car Sales
El JoBean, Florida
(941)-268-4395
Why Pay Hwy. 41 Prices?
03 Ford Focus $5995
02 Chevy Astro $4995
04 Colorado LS $6995

7050 CHRYSLER
1997 SEBRING Convert-
ible, 70K, runs & looks
great! $4200. 764-9569.
2007 PT Cruiser 4cyl
Auto Loaded. Great on
gas. $8900 obo
(941)-926-1443

7060 DODGE

2003 Dodge Stratus SE, 4
Dr., auto, a/c, fully loaded.
Nice cond. Gas saver
$3,800 (941)-255-0097
Dealer

7070 FORD

1995 Ford Escort Wagon,
auto, cold AC, low
mileage, new belt & tires,
great mpg. $2,000/obo.
**SOLD!**
1992 FORD EXPLORER
EDDIE BAUER, 4-dr, senior
owned, always garaged.
LOW MILES. Full power,
like new inside and out.
All records.
NO DISAPPOINTMENTS
$3475obo (941)468-3375
1995 Crown Vic.
1 owner, 59K, loaded,
almost perfect, $4,250.
(941)-979-6234
1997 Ford Escort LX, cold
a/c, 4 Dr., 4 cyl. gas
saver. Excellent cond.
$2500, (941)-627-2249
1997 Taurus SHO 8 cyl
Rebuilt engine, $2000
/obo (941)-685-8891
1999 Ford Crown Victoria,
exc. cond. inside & out,
a/c, $1,900 obo (941)-
628-3408 DIr.


G E N E 2000 SONATA, GLS, V6, 2005 COROLLA S, 21k o,
great car, First $2900 neweng, Al pwr, Lint, newires
O R M A N'S Takes it! 941-235-2238. $10950 941460-0264
2004 GR. CHEROKEE
LAREDO, 6 CYL., LOW GENEG ORMAN N ORMA
MI! MINT! $11,990. "P RE MIE R" ENE MIEAR"
625-2141, Pt. Char. P EMIER
www.genegormans.com P U N T A G 0 R D A
2006 HYUNDAI TUC- PU N T A G 0 R D A
SON, FULL FACT WARR! 2005 TOYOTA HIGH-
7085 LEXUS GOOD MPG! $12,990. LANDER, 3RD ROW,
941-639-7300 GOOD MPG! $15,990.
2003 LEXUS GX470 SUV www.genegormans.com 941-639-7300
fiill, dir d t kn www.genegormans.com


lully IUoaeU, gps, OWLUVV pg
$24,990 (941)-391-4014

7090 LINCOLN
1998 TOWN CAR, execu-
tive, like new, garage kept,
loaded, 39k $12,500 /obo
(941)-628-5012

7100 MERCURY
1992 Grand Marquis, 36K
Actual, white, full power,
cold air, runs exc. $2950.
(941)-237-1380

7110 OLDSMOBILE
1996 Olds Ciera, V6, 54K
mi, looks & runs like new,
$1950. (941)-743-3966


2000 Focus, AC, 123K
mi. runs good. $3,000/
obo. 941-467-2827
2000 FORD Explorer LTD,
loaded, bik, super sharp
$4500 (941)-488-5700
2002 Ford Focus XZ3,
118K, cold a/c, gas saver
exc. cond., $3,200
obo(941)-628-3408 DIr.

GENEGORMAN
PREMIERE R"
PUNTA GORDA
2003 FORD FOCUS ZX3
COUPE, 5 SPD. ALL
PWR! SPORTY! $7,990.
941-639-7300
www.genegormans.com
2004 FORD Mustang
Conv. 3.9, Red w/Tan Int.,
27k mi., Pony Pkg. Brand
new tires, new dual
exhaust, tinted windows!
$16,000. 941-286-1486
2005 Focus ZX-4 SE, 4
cyl, auto, 4dr, new tires,
52K Loaded. 30+mpg.
$8,995. 575-7843 dIr
2007 Fusion SE Gas
Saver 4cyl Loaded Facto-
ry Warranty $13900 obo
(941)-926-1443



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7080 JEEP
1994 Wrangler, 4 cyl,
100K, 5 spd, Rust Free,
great tires, int, stereo/CD
$3,995. 575-7843 dIr
1995 Jeep Cherokee,
immaculate, needs noth-
ing. $2,000. 302-354-
5342 or (941)-467-4577
2000 Jeep Wrangler
Sahara, hardtop, 6cyl,
5 spd, air
Runs excellent!
105K. $7000 OBO.
941-916-6488


1978 Pontiac Firebird
Esprit, 2nd Owner. $2995
obo (941)-6244947
2000 SUNFIRE GT Convert-
ihle Q95l White A uvl Pwrr


7175 JAGUAR

GENEGORMAN
"P REMI E R"
PUNTA GORDA
2003 JAGUAR X TYPE,
LEATHER, SUNROOF.
SPORTY! $12,990.
941-639-7300
www.genegormans.com

7190 MERCEDES
1983 Mercedes 380 SL
convertible, 2 tops, runs
good. Needs paint & some
interior work. $2,000 obo.
Cash talks. (941)-743-
0871


7195 MITSUBISHI
1995 3000 GT, red, 115K,
maintained to perfection.
$6,000/obo. 941- 815-
3545,


auto, cold air, runs exc. GE NE GOR MAN
$2950. 941-237-1380 "P R E MIE R"
PUNTAGORDA
G E N E 2004 MITSUBISHI
S0 DIAMANTE, 4 DR.,
G 0 R M A N' S SUNROOF. $10,990.
2002 GRAND AM SE, 941-639-7300
LOW MI! AUTO, 4 CYL. www.genegormans.com


PERFECT! $5,900.
625-2141, Pt. Char.
www.genegormans.com

7135 SATURN
1998 SC2, beautiful run-
ning cond, inside & out.
$3700/obo (941)4164986
1999 Saturn, 66,900 mi.
very good cond. 1 owner,
new tires & batt. $4000
obo. **SOLD* *
PRO-POWER
AUTO SALES
(941) 627-8822
USED SATURN SALES
PARTS & SERVICE
"THE SATURN GUYS"
03 VUE Bronze..... $7,495
02 LW300 Wagon. $8,595
02 SW2 Wagon...... $5295
02 SL1 Sedan...... $5,295
01 SL2 Sedan...... $5,295
00 SL2 Sedan...... $2,995
01 SC2 Coupe...... $5,295
99 SC2 Coupe...... $3,695
98 SC2 Coupe...... $3,695
98 SC1 Coupe...... $2,995

7136 SCION


7200 NISSAN
1995 Maxima 6cyl Auto All
Power 142K mi Well Man-
tained. $2400 obo 941-
737-4847

7208 SUZUKI


GENE
GORMAN'S
2007 XL7, 3RD ROW,
ONLY 16K Ml!
BRAND NEW! $15,500.
625-2141, Pt. Char.
www.genegormans.com

7210 TOYOTA
1993 Toyota Camry LE,
new a/c, 178K mi., well
maintained. $2,000 firm,
(941)-916-0380
1997 TOYOTA RAV 4, 88K,
runs great, 27 MPG,
$5000. **SOLD* *


2002 Toyota Solara SE, 2
Dr. coupe, auto, a/c. Gas
Saver. Loaded. Nice cond.


4,00UU. 941-255-009UU
GENE ORMAN Dealer
"P R E MI E R"
PUNTA GORDA GENE GORMAN
2006 SCION XB, "P R E MI IE R
ALL PWR. GREAT GAS P R M
SAVER! $11,990. PUN ITA GORDA
941-639-7300 2004 TOYOTA CAMRY
www.genegormans.com XLE, LEATHER,
GREAT MPG! SWEET!
7145 ACURA $11,990.
941-639-7300
,nn ) ..... Dr V T.... www.genegormans.com


2UU2 Acurad ROXA S-lype,
2D Hatchback, 42,000 mi.
Red Exterior, Grey Leather
Interior, Electric Moon
Roof, AM/FM Bose Stereo
6 CD Changer, Cassette,
Power windows, doors
Excellent condition.
$12,500 (941)255.1659

7163 HYUNDAI


GENE
GORMAN'S
2004 TOYOTA HIGH-
LANDER, 4 CYL.,
3RD ROW. CLEAN!
$14,990.
625-2141, Pt. Char.
www.genegormans.com


2006 Corolla, auto, cruise,
hitch, exc. cond. $13,500.
(941)-639-0477 or 276-
8484.
2007 CAMRY CE, 31MPG,
29K. 6 disc CD, sunroof.
Very clean. $16,800. 941-
474-7832

7220 VOLKSWAGEN


GENE
GORMAN'S
2005 VW NEW JETTA,
30K MI! GREAT ON
GAS! SWEET! $14,990
625-2141, Pt. Char.
www.genegormans.com


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7250 ANTIQUES/
COLLECTIBLES
1932 CHEVY
5 WINDOW COUPE
Mostly original, Runs &
looks good $13,500 /
obo 941-473-0375 or
727-434-1926
1969 Rolls Royce Silver
Shadow. Exc. cond. Orig.
Red w/Camel Int.
$17,000. 941-740-2198
1979 Chevy Malibu V8
Great project car $1500
941-662-5770
1984 CAMARO 350 CID,
Alumi. head. Disc/Posi.
Fast! $2500. obo Call Any-
time. (941)628-0332
1985 CHRYSLER LE
BARON, Town & Country
Classic Woody Conv.
Excellent Cond! Ladies Car.
Well Maintained! 44,970
mi., 4 cyl. Great mpg! You
will be pleased to drive this
car. A very good invest-
ment! $4,595. (941)-639-
1938
Collector Car Storage.
3/single car garages
$125 per month each,
Rotonda West.
(941)-697-0987
WANTED: MODEL T FORD
PARTS PRE-1950 CAR
PARTS. LITERATURE,
LICENSE PLATES, AUTO-
MOB ILIA (941)-408-9601
7252 BUDGET BUYS

#1 Top $$Paid
For Your CARS
& TRUCKS
(941)-626-9120
1973 Honda CB100, Orig-
inal 830 mi.
New Tires/Battery,
$850 (941)-626-4854
1985 Buick Century
6-cyl, auto, new ac/tires,
$900/obo
941-780-3502
1988 Ford Ranger, ext.
cab, V6, auto, a/c, gas
saver. Good work truck
$995. 941-255-0097 DIr
1989 Caddy Sedan Dev-
ille, 1 Naples ownr, white,
116K, Great ttransporta-
tion,$2,000.575-7843 dlr
1989 Cadillac Deville, 4
Dr., a/c, runs great, 105K
actual mi. $950 cash now!
941-626-3674
1992 Buick Skylark, 4dr,
auto, 79K, cold AC. Great
transportation, 4 cyl.
$2,195. 575-7843 dlr
1993 BUICK LeSabre,
loaded, new tires, good
cond $1495 (941)626-3102
1993 Lexus ES300, 4 Dr.,
auto, a/c, great on gas.
$995. 941-255-0097
Dealer
1994 Nissan Altima, 4 Dr.,
auto, gas saver, great
work car. $995. 941-255-
0097 Dealer
1994 Saturn SL-1, 4 dr, 4
cyl, auto, 88K, cold AC, 1
ownr. Looks/runs great.
$2,995 or ? 575-7843 dlr
1997 Kia Sephia RS, auto,
a/c, great on gas. Good
cond. $995. (941)-255-
0097 Dealer
1999 Dodge Neon 4-dr,
approx 85k mi, ice cold
a/c, new timing belt, water-
pump, battery $1500obo
941-5444300
Police Impounds 96 Honda
Accord $900, 97 Acura
$999, for listings 800-
366-9813 Ext. 3964

7260 AUTOS WANTED
M.S.B. RECYCLING
$300 for any car
with title!
941-575-4008


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7260 AUTOS WANTED


MAXIMUM TAX
WRITE OFF!
DONATE YOUR
RESELLABLE
VEHICLE
(BOATS W/TRAILER
& RV'S ALSO)
TO
CHARLOTTE
COUNTY HABITAT FOR
HUMANITY
941-206-2606
PROCEEDS HELP QUAL-
IFIED FAMILIES
ACHIEVE
HOME OWNERSHIP!


CASH FOR
YOUR CAR
941-286-4599


Top Dollars Paid
for Cars, trucks,
vans, any cond.
(941)-650-5785
WE BUY CARS
$300 CASH +UP
Frank 276-0204

ALL JUNK
VEHICLES WANTED
$300 $5,000
Free pick up.
941-623-5118
*Junk Cars Wanted*
24/7 Fair $ paid
941-286-3122,
941- 623-5550
$$ TOP CASH $$
FOR CARS & TRUCKS.
DEAD OR ALIVE. 485-
7515
CASH
FOR YOUR CAR
OR TRUCK
ANY YEAR OR MAKE
(941) 966-7111
AUTO CITY
Junk & Abandoned
VEHICLES REMOVED!!!!
COULD BE WORTH $$$$
697-7222 OR 475-9007

7270 AUTO PARTS/
ACCESSORIES
2 TON ENGINE LIFT, brand
new, $125. Call 941-769-
0141.
2 used Bronze Vision 5/10
lug 18" rims with 2 used
225/40ZR1888W tires.
$100 obo (941)-743-
3193
Alum. tools/parts box,
8"x4' $75. Midsize car
cover, $15. 740-4769
Chrome wheels 2008
Cadillac XLR never used
$950, (941)-505-1121
Parting out 1994 Ford Pick
Up F-150, ext. cab, (941)-
286-4599
Parting out 1998 Ford
Ranger, 5sp trans.
941-286-4599
Rims & Tires, (4) NEW
Bronze Vision, 4/8 lug, 18"
rims with 2 new
225/40ZR1892W tires.
Sharp $450 obo, (941)-
743-3193
Set of 4 225/75 R16's,
$200. Other sizes avail-
able. (941)-286-4599
Tires (3) 205-65R-15 5 lug
Ford rims, 2 exc., 1 good
$100 all. 286-5601
TIRES for big truck, 305 -
55R20, set of 4, $200/
obo. (941)-916-0137
Tires, Baja (5) MT & rims
for Jeep 265-70-R17
$650, (941)-979-8383


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7270 AUTO PARTS/
ACCESSORIES

TOPPER, 6-ft, fits Dodge
$260. 941-661-0689
TRUCK CAP, fiberglass, 3
window, 7' long, 6' wide
$85/obo 941-270-1073
WANTED: Inside Driver's
Door Panel for '99 GMC
Jimmy w/elec, 4-dr.
Color doesn't matter
941-623-2550

7290 VANS

'06 Express Van 13K
Miles, Like New $12,500
941-637-1366(daytime)
941-639-1878(nighttime)
1992 FORD, vg conver-
sion, hi topper, new tires
$1950 (941)-626-3102
1993 Chevy Astro van,
runs good, w/ trlr hitch,
$1500/obo. (941)-613-
6094
1995 GMC Safari 1 owner
83k mi, runs/looks good
$3800. 941-475-5538
1997 Chevy Express pas.
van, 112K, exc cond.
$3875. (941)-474-7387
1998 FORD WINDSTAR,
auto, ac, 7-pass, exc cond
$2,999 (941)-623-3095
1999 Ford Windstar LX,
3.8, 94K mi 17/24 mpg
$5300 941-828-8871

GENEGORMAN
PREMIERE R"
PUNTA GORDA
2004 NISSAN QUEST SL,
ALL POWER, DVD,
3RD ROW.
GAS SAVER! $13,990.
941-639-7300
www.genegormans.com

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2006 Handicapped Van,
Loaded, V-6, Auto Ramp
$31,000 941-204-4159

7300 TRUCKS/
PICK-UPS

'04 Chevy 2500 HD Silver-
ado L/T, Quad Cab, 4WD,
Loaded 50K Mi., Very
Clean $14,500 941-223-
6924
1996 GMC Pickup, good
for parts, new tires, make
offer, (941)-815-5795
1997 DODGE 1500
Laramie ext., 84K exc.
con. loaded, cold air, 2nd
ownr.$4350. 916-1134.
1997 Ford 350 XLT Crew
Cab Dually diesel. Auto
A/C 229K mi Nice Cond.
$4900 obo 941-350-1251
1997 RAM 1500 P/U, auto,
PW/PL, tilt/cruise, 93K, cold
air, RED. Runs exc. $3450.
941-237-1380
2000 Dodge ram 2500
Series, new trans. exc.
shape, $2,700 (941)-743-
5511
2000 Ford Ranger XLT Ex
Cab 4x4 6cyl Auto A/C
64K mi Good Cond.
$3900obo 941-350-1251
2001 Chevy S10, 4 cyl.,
41K mi. Auto. Tow pkg.
$6200. (941)-916-0137
2001 Dodge Dakota, ext.
cab, nice cond. cold a/c,
V6 gas saver, $3,750 obo
(941)-628-3408 DIr.


7300 TRUCKS/
PICK-UPS

2001 Tundra, V-6, good
MPG, well maintained,
180K hwy mi $9,500.
(941)-661-9171
2002 FORD F-250 Diesel.
Ext Cab. 8' Bed. 92k mi.
$13,000. 941-815-0911


2002 Ford Ranger XLT,
Ext. Cab, V6, Cold A/C,
56K mi. $6,600 obo.
(941)-661-7262

GENE

GORMAN'S
2003 DODGE RAM
1500 QUAD CAB. AUC-
TION PRICE! $10,900.
625-2141, Pt. Char.
www.genegormans.com
2006 DODGE Ram 2600
SLT turbo diesel, 40K mi.
$27,000. 941-769-0141.
2006 Toyota Tundra SR5
Access Cab, 6cyl. topper,
9K, tool box, $16K obo.
(239)-246-0045

7305 SPORT UTILITY/
VEHICLES

1993 Explorer XLT V6,
4x4, Very clean.
$1950/obo
(941)-468-1489
1999 Chevy Blazer, 4 Dr.,
4X4, CD, cold a/c, mint
cond. high mi. $4,000
obo, (941)-518-3858
1999 FORD EXPLORER Ice
cold air, new tires, V6,
$2750 (941)-492-3898
2000 GMC Jimmy SLT, 4
dr., Full Pwr, 95k mi., Exc!
$5,500. (941)-769-3336


2004 FORD EXPEDITION
XLT, 4 WHEEL DRIVE, all
power, front and rear air,
exc. condition. $14,200.
(941)-809-3397
or 941-4934393
2004 Lincoln Aviator Sil-
ver Grey leather Chrome
wheels. 57K mi $12300
obo (941)-926-1443

GENEGORMAN
"P REEMIER"
PUNTA GORDA
2005 CHEVY EQUINOX
LT, LTHR, SUNROOF.
LOADED! $12,990.
941-639-7300
www.genegormans.com

7310 4 X 4'S

2004 FORD EXPEDITION
XLT, 4 WHEEL DRIVE, all
power, front and rear air,
exc. condition. $14,200.
(941)-809-3397
or 941-4934393
2004 GMC Sierra 2500
SLT H/D,Crew Cab,
4x4, Low,
Miles,Diesel,Leather
Loaded,Dealer Serviced,
18500 OBO 941-661-
8991

7320 AVIATION

1975 Cessna 150M. IFR.
Exc. cond. Call for details
(941)-629-5755


7320 AVIATION
Airplane Hanger Condo
60x7Osf, $334,000. Call
Larry Bailie (239)-821-
8027 Florida Foundation
Realty, LLC.

7330 BOATS-POWERED

$$ CASH PAID $$
For Your Boat or
Yacht.Any Size or
Price.Will Come To You.
(941)626-9075
08/01/08
14" Jon boat 25HP Evin-
rude w/trailer, trolling
motor 15+ fishing poles &
tackle ready to fish
$1,800. obo. 239-940-
5113
14' alum. boat, 15hp Evin-
rude & trailer, $850/ obo.

(941)467-5550
14' LANDAU w/trailer 9.9
Johnson extra's. trolling
motor $1350. 916-1134.
15 1/2' Alum. Polarcraft,
50 hp Yamaha, 2005
motor, 2006 sportsman
fishing boat, great shape,
asking $5,000/obo. (941)-
815-1349
15' BASS TRACKER, alum,
25hp Evinrude, new trailer.
Runs great. $1500. Call
SOLD!
16' Fiberglass, 15HP Elec-
tric Start, Bimini, Trailer
w/ New Tires. Exc. Cond!
$2500. obo 941-575-
6861
16' Lund alum. & trailer,
40 h.p. Nissan 2003, F.I.,
elec. start, FF, live well,
bimini, fully loaded, like
new. 3 pedestal seats.
$3,900. (941)-625-5252
17' Bass Tracker, boat,
motor, trailer, $3500.
(941)-639-6647
17' Mako 171 Flats boat
Yamaha 90hp, GPS Fish
finder 24V trolling motor,
Alum Trailer, Lots of
extras $8500 obo
941-628-0058
19' 1993 Hurricane deck
boat, clean, 85hp Yamaha
engine, bimini top, 2004
Continental trailer, $3,000.
*SOLD*
19'-'89 OMC Cobra 5.0L
HO, perfect cond very low
hrs $4999 941-257-8259
20' 2006 Coastal Bay
Action Craft, 150 Yamaha
4-Stroke, T-Top. Loaded!
65 Hrs. Exc. Cond!
$27,900. 941-575-1071

CASH
TODAY
For Your Boats
& Jet Skis
(941)-268-7516
2005 FOUR WINNS, 180
Merc, 1-owner, low hrs,
trailer, ss prop, full cover,
$18,000 (941)-484-6978
22' 1999 EXTRA CLEAN
Trophy, Cuddy Cabin, 150
Merc, low hrs. head, elec-
tronics, Helm enclosure.
$11,999. 941-623-9677
24.5' 1998 Bayliner Hdtp.
New 5.0 Mercruiser
engine. Fully equipped.
$10,500/obo (941)-629-
9218
25' Chris Craft 1980 Cabin
Cruiser, inboard, $3,800
(941)-623-3182
25' SeaRay Sun Dancer,
'04 trlr w/brake, $9500/
obo. (941)-585-9992
29' 2005 Wellcraft Coastal
Cruiser- Loaded! Pristine
Cond! Only 60 hrs! New
$178K Sell $120K (941)-
625-3410
29' WELLCRAFT Many
New Parts. Tired of Restor-
ing. A Steal @ $6000.
941-575-6861





99 Crest Pontoon 25 ft 50
Merc 4 stroke $6500
941-321-7752. Low hrs.


7330 BOATS-POWERED



Boat Donations wanted
to support Clearwater
Marine Aquarium. Tax
Deductable (727)
409-6282 ext. 235
I'm looking to buy a 2004
or newer 16-17' welded
hull, alum boat, no rivets,
boat motor & trailer call
941-629-3675
Seaswirl Striper 19", walk
around. 115hp Yamaha.
Trailer.low hours $15,000
obo. 941-423-3529

7331 SAILBOATS
SAILBOAT dinghy w/
brackets & motor, $400.
(941)-467-5550

7333 MISC. BOATS
2001 Jolly Boat, 10' 4",
Hard Dinghy w/Trailer,
$2,500 obo. (239)-218-
3710
PUT CLASSIFIED
TO WORK FOR YOU
Venice, Englewood,
North Port 207-1200
Pt. Charlotte Areas
Call 206-1200

24' Pontoon Boat, Suntrack-
er, 90 HP Johnson, Boat has
been re-stored, Trailer Incl.,
$5500 (941)-730-2421
DINGHY, Avon, 11'2", air
floor w/davit rings, good
cond. $350. 505-4081
Sevylor 4 man inflatable
w/motor brkt. In box. $75.
(941)-637-5825
Watertender 9.4 rowing
dinghy, 9'4" x 55", poly.
$300. (941)-637-5825
West Marine 2 man mini-
dinghy w/12V. mtr. In
box.$150.941-637-5825

7334 OUTBOARD/
MARINE ENGINES

1999 Yamaha 4 stroke
shortshaft 4 h.p. outboard.
Never in salt water, looks
great, runs great, $550
941-505-7431

7336 BOAT STORAGE/
DOCKING

DEEP WATER BOAT
SLIPS Englewood 25-60'
$9FT/MO.
941-270-1449


7338 MARINE SUPPLY
& EQUIP.

MERC SS Props Bravo 110
17P & new 4 blade 16P for
90-150HP OB, $175 ea.
OBO. 1 Suzuki 14 1/4x28
SS, $100 OBO. 941-661-
1061.

7339 CANOES/KAYAKS
KAYAKS & CANOES
SALES, RENTAL,
EQUIP. LARGEST
SELECTION IN
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
ESTERO RIVER
(239) 992-4050

7341 TRAILER
& ACCESSORIES



18 X 6 open lawn trailer,
racks & box. Heavy duty,
tandem axle. Good cond.
$750. (941)-815-1349
18-20' alum. float on boat
trailer, $650. (1) 12-16'
trlr,$200. 941-467-5550
BOAT TRAILERS
Continental & First Load.
Discount Pricing.
17marinellc.com

NEED CASH?
Have A Garage
Sale!
CLASS 5 Hitch Receiver
w/stabalizers, sway bars
$225. 941-769-0141.
DRAW TITE 5th wheel 16K
slider hitch, new $950, sell
$500.941-769-0141.
NEW BOAT TRAILERS AT
Dealer Cost. Credit Cards
Accepted. WEST COAST
TRAILER (941)698-9902
New on Rim 5 hole trailer
tire. F78-14. 205x75-14
$50 firm (941)-257-8344
Trailer, flatbed, all steel 16'
long, 7' wide heavy duty
$975 941-270-1073






NEW PRE-OWNED
Cargo Utility
Repairs Tires Hitches
(941)-833-2200
RESCUE TECH
SALES & SERVICE


7341 TRAILER
& ACCESSORIES

TWO-MORROWS
TRAILER SALES
941-460-9700
Open:5x8 $199.00
Boat:Dbl. Jet Ski $499
22' Alum. t/a $1,699.
Enclosed:5x8 999.00
5X10- 1,499.00,
6X12 1,099.00

7360 CYCLES/MOPEDS/
SCOOTERS

'06 Road Glide Stage 1,
3500 mi. Black/silver,
$16,000. 941-628-1124
1982 Honda Goldwing.
New tires & Windshield.
Immaculate! $2,800. obo
(941)-575-6861
1982 YAMAHA XS-650,
Heritage Special, great
shape. $1500 obo. 941-
315-3960 cell
1996 HARLEY DAVIDSON
Road King, low miles
$10K/firm (941)-740-1974
1999 Honda 70cc Dirt
Bike. $700 (941)-445-
0664
2000 Harley Davidson
Ultra Classic 14,500 mi.,
88" motor, black, mint!
$5K in extras, lowered 2".
Stage 1 chip, Vance &
Hines exhaust $13,000/
obo, (941)-380-4080
2002 Triumph Bonneville
America 6300 mi., black,
silver, chrome & beautiful,
many Triumph extras. Runs
& looks new, $6000 obo,
(941)-915-0161
2003 Suzuki Intruder,
3,900 mi. $4200
(941)-639-6487
2004 HD Sportster 1200
Custom. 4000 Miles.
Exc. Cond! $6500.
941-769-0433
2004 Suzuki VS 800 Intrud-
er. 2K. Like new. Extras.
$3995. 941-493-0155
2005 HONDA Goldwing
GL 1800 Champion Trike,
black cherry color plus
bike trailer, great mi.
$26,900.(941) 916-9536
2005 ROAD KING, 5600
mi. Stage 1, extras. Mint.
$14,000. 941-255-3817
2005 Yamaha V-Star
1100. Windshield, bags,
lots of xtras! Runs and
Looks New. $6,000 obo.
(941)661-2511


7360 CYCLES/MOPEDS/
SCOOTERS

2006 HONDA SHADOW
1300. Windshield,
crash bars, back rest,
hard saddle bags, only
1500 miles. $7495.
941-809-3397
WANT TO SAVE GAS?
Moped, $850.
(941)-637-8141

7365 ATV
Cuzum 50cc & Honda
50cc quads $800 both
(941)-445-0664
Go Kart, single seat lhp.
$200 (941)-445-0664
HONDA 650, $4,400.,
HONDA 250, $2,900., 2
YAMAHA 80's, $1,700.
each. (941)-639-6647

7370 CAMPERS/
TRAVEL TRAILERS

1999 COLEMAN Taos Pop
up, 8seat, sleeps 6, air,
Ex cond. $2900 (941)-
473-0110
2005 Fleetwood Prowler
33', sleeps 9, slider, Ex
$15,500. 941-626-7682
2005 FourWinds 27B, dbl
bunks rear, Q front, sleeps
9, ducted AC/Heat stereo
Syst/TV, awning, all
extras, fully loaded, run-
ning gear incl. like new.
Must sell $10,500 obo.
941-764-7120



2006 FLAGSTAFF by For-
est River, 29' super slide,
sleeps 6. $12.5K. Exc.
cond. 941-408-1843
2007 21'Classic Cruiser
TRAVEL TRAILER. New only
used once. Save BIG
$10,500. Call 941-916-
0069 or 941-639-2306
33' 5th Wheel Toy
Hauler/Camper, $5,000
obo. (239)-218-3710
34' Fifth Wheel, generator,
2 slides, W/D $12500
(941)-497-7779
Cheap Living, 31' Rolls
International, setup
on the water, needs
cosmetics, $2500 obo.
(941)-457-3700
I Buy Travel Trailers, 5th
Wheels & Park Models.
Pay Cash/Top $$
Dave813-713-3217


7380 MOTOR HOMES/
RVs

1985 34' Winnebago Itas-
ca Windcruiser. Runs.
$4,500. (941)-815-0911
23' Phoenix Cruiser '05
B+, Very Low Mi! New
Tires. Many Extras! A Must
See. Near Wholesale.
(941)-624-2618
33' 1 bedroom complete,
Good cond. $1,900 obo.
(941)-740-4769
CLASSIFIED
SELLS
CALL TODAY!
941 207 1200
Venice/Englewood
North Port areas
OR
941 206 1200
Pt. Charlotte Areas
BLUE OX RV Golf Cart Car-
rier, new $3000, sell
$1500. 941-769-0141.
$$ CASH PAID $$
For Your Motor Home/
Travel Trailer Any Size
or Price. Will Come To You.
(941)626-9075
Charlotte RV Center
Great selection of pre-
owned RVs! Buy Sell -
Trade Financing
We'll sell your RV FREE!
Ask about our marketing.
Repairs Maintenance -
Parts Body Shop
US 41 at Kings Hwy., Port
Charlotte
(941) 883-5555
www.CharlotteRVcenter.com
Saturn Tow-Cars. 15 to
choose from. Blue-Ox tow
hitches. PRO-POWER AUTO
SALES (941) 627-8822
P.C.
A Bargain Hunters Delight
Check the
Classifieds first!
A Whole Marketplace of
shopping is right at your
fingertips!
Call The Sun Classifieds
Today!
From Venice, Englewood,
North Port Areas
Call 941-207-1200
From Pt. Charlotte Areas
Call 941-206-1200

7381 RV STORAGE
LARGE RV LOT in nice,
quiet, clean safe Park
with shed. Clubhouse &
boat ramp. EngI area
$360/mo
941-662-0015


4336 Ta8miami Trail Charlotte Harbor, FL

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"PRE MIER" GENE
PUNTA GORDA
2005 CHEVY UPLAN- G 0R M A N'S
DER LT, LTHR, DVD.
CLASSY1 $12 990. 2001 FORD EXPEDI-
941-639-7300 TION EB, WHOLESALE
www.genegormans.com PRICING! MINT! $9,900.
625-2141, Pt. Char.
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GORMAN'S GENE
2005 FORD FREESTAR, G 0 R M A N'
EXTRA CLEAN,
LOADED. 2001 GMC JIMMY, 4
PERFECT! $7,700. DR., 40K MI! AUCTION
625-2141, Pt. Char. PRICE! MINT! $7,800.
www.genegormans.com 625-2141, Pt. Char.
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MODEL YEAR CLEARANCE Z

NEW 3 PORD

!B P-S UUP/ERCAEB UTX
WITH FULL POWER
$28,025 MSRP
STK#83315T $23,188.45 FAMILY PLAN PRICE
*$2,000 FORD CUSTOMER CASH
*$1,000 FORD CREDIT REBATE
$3,000 OWNER LOYALTY REBATE

S $17,188.45 YOUR PRICE
*Ford owner loyalty rebate must own 1998 or newer Ford product.






STK#81192F STK#81232F = STK#81238F
P-
TTE COUNTY FORD CREDISCT BOU OTTE COUNTY FORD DISCOUNT -LOTTE COUNTY FORD DISCOUNT.
$500 FORD CREDIT BONUS CAS - $500 FORD CREDIT BONUS C -$500 FORD CREDIT BONUS C
-$2, RETAIL OWNER LOATE *$1,500 RETAIL FORD REBATE $1,500 RETAIL FORD REBATE
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STK#81058F STK#81238F
LOTTE COUNTY FORD DIS COUT LOTTE COUNTY FORD DISGOUN4T
RETAIL CUSTOMER CASH *$$500 FORD CREDIT BONUS CASR
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*$500 FORD CREDIT BONUS C *$750 FORD CREDIT BONUS C *-- $500 FORD CREDIT BONUS CA-
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*$2,000 RETAIL CUSTOMER CASFI *$2,500 RETAIL CUSTOMER CA SH- *$1,000 RETAIL CUSTOMER CA

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*All prices exclude tax, tag & dealer fees. All offers end August 4, 2008.
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Those pestiferous mosquitoes have ruined
many a Florida outdoors adventure. How
can you avoid the bugs?
Page 2


New regulations affect triggerfish and
amberjack and there are still more
rules in the works.
Page 4


With the whole Harbor to fish, why
does Gene Kingery hit the canals for
silver kings?
Page 6


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






Page 2 July 31, 2008


Swatting, itching and protection


Florida's typical wet
summer weather
and relatively calm
early mornings have
made messing with my
boat at the dock and
walking my dog an itchy
situation. So I thought
you would be interested
in what I found out
about mosquitoes.
First, the bad news:
There are over 3,000
species of mosquitoes
and many have evolved
and successfully adapted
to climates from the
arctic to the equator.
They have developed
means of locating
indigenous bloodhosts
in each locale some
mosquitoes prefer frogs,
others mammals, still
others birds.
The scary part is that,
worldwide, mosquito-
borne diseases kill more
people than any other
single factor. Mosquitoes
can be carriers of
malaria, yellow fever,
dengue fever, and West
Nile virus in humans. In
the United States,
mosquitoes spread
several types of
encephalitis. They also
transmit heart worms to
cats and dogs.


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Mosquitoes breed in
standing water areas
like rain gutters, tree
holes, old buckets or
tires with stagnant water
are breeding sites. One
female mosquito may
lay 100 to 300 eggs at a
time and may average
1,000 to 3,000 offspring
during her life span. A
mosquito develops from
egg to adulthood in four
to seven days and the
average life span of a
female mosquito is three
to 100 days; the male
lives 10 to 20 days.
For flight energy, adult
mosquitoes feed on
flower nectar, juices, and
decaying matter. The
larvae are filter feeders
of organic particulates.
Mosquitoes do not
feed on blood; howev-
er, the female mosqui-


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to requires a blood
meal for development
of her eggs.
Because mosquitoes
don't see very well, they
have trouble distinguish-
ing you from any object
of similar size and
shape. But when they
are about 10 feet away,
they use extremely
sensitive thermal
receptors on the tip of
their antennae to locate
blood near the surface of
the skin. They can smell
your scent, especially
the carbon dioxide you
exhale. C02 is present
naturally in the atmos-
phere but we emit
higher-than-normal
concentrations. They
then follow your scent
and C02 concentration
upwind until they find
you. This explains how
you can be mosquito-
free one moment then
you're covered in bugs
the next.
So how do we protect
ourselves? What I found
wasn't great news but
offered hope. I found
some home remedies
that may work for short
durations but are
essentially ineffective.
Here is a sampling:


Taking a vitamin B-I
tablet a day is supposed
to prevent mosquito
bites. Wipe yourself with
a sheet of Bounce Fabric
Softener, especially to
protect infants. Stop
eating bananas the
oil, as your body
processes it, is supposed
to attract mosquitoes.
Rub yourself with Vick's
VapoRub. Use clear real
vanilla a pure vanilla
sold in Mexico.
These and other home
remedies are essentially
modern-day wives' tales
that have been proven
only somewhat effective.
If you're really con-
cerned about mosquito
bites, douse yourself in a
product that contains
DEET (N, N diethyl-m-
toluamide) rather than
entrust your safety to
dryer sheets, VapoRub,
vanilla, or any other
items touted by even
your closest friends.
DEET is a chemical
compound that effec-
tively repels mosquitoes.
It does not kill the
critters; it just makes
them unable to locate
those covered in it. Most
mosquito repellents,
despite the nomencla-


FWC offers Outdoors-Woman workshops


The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission announces
upcoming workshops
for women who want to
spend a weekend
learning a variety of
outdoors skills.
The first Becoming an
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workshop will be Oct.
10-12 at Wallwood Boy
Scout, Camp 23 Wall-
wood, BSA Drive in
Quincy. The second


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Everglades Youth
Conservation Camp in
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Management Area, west
of West Palm Beach. The
third workshop will be
March 27-29, 2009, at


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Center, 7325 N.E. 170
Ave., in Silver Springs on
Lake Eaton, in the Ocala
National Forest, about
20 miles east of Ocala.
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held at rustic summer
camp facilities with
basic, modern ameni-
ties, and the lodging is
dormitory style, with
meals served in the
cafeteria. Sessions begin
Friday afternoon and


end Sunday with lunch.
The FWC invites
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attend the workshops to
learn or improve their
outdoors skills and enjoy
a few recreational


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ture, don't technically
"repel" mosquitoes; they
block the receptors on
mosquitoes' antennae
for the aspects of human
beings moisture,
warmth, body odor, and
exhalation of carbon
dioxide. Some concerns
have been raised about
how safe it might be to
use on children, so
follow the directions
carefully.
According to the first
study to scientifically
compare a wide range
of products for their
effectiveness in
repelling mosquitoes,
most insect repellents
containing herbal oils
proved far less effective
than those containing
DEET. This study
appeared in the New
England Journal of
Medicine in July 2002.
The products with the
highest concentrations
of DEET protect the
most. Although no
product is completely
effective against every
species of mosquito, the
one with DEET seems to
be the best solution.
So protect yourself and
stop swatting and
itching.


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July 31,2008


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Yet more new fishing rules


July 31, 2008


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New fishing
regulations are
coming our way
once again in the form
of new federal rules that
will affect offshore
fishermen. It's getting
hard to keep abreast of
all the changes, and it's
not done yet. So far this
summer we received
new red snapper rules,
new rules for circle
hooks, dehookers and
venting tools, new shark
rules and now the Gulf
of Mexico Fishery
Mexico Council is
changing the rules on
two popular offshore
species: Amberjack and
triggerfish. If you're
keeping track of the
federal rule making
process, these changes
are part of Amendment
30A to the Reef Fish
Management Plan for
the Gulf of Mexico.
Here's the info:
Effective on Monday,
August 4 are two new
regulations. First, the
size limit on gray
triggerfish is being
increased from 12
inches overall length to
14 inches fork length.
Note that the change
from overall length to
fork length measure-
ment for this fish is very
significant, so significant
that the effective
increase in size is
probably on the order of
three inches when the
two-inch increase in
legal size is added to the
additional length
resulting from the
change in measurement
technique. The result?
Based on the size of the
triggerfish I've seen
landed in area waters
over the past few years,
we're probably going to
be releasing most of the
triggerfish we catch.


Hopefully after a season
or two, the local fish will
grow enough so we'll
have a good number
that will measure up to
the new size limit.
The second new set of
regulations is for greater
amberjack. There are
three changes to the
regulations for amber-
jack. The first and most
immediate impact is an
increase in minimum
size limit from 28 inches
to 30 inches. The
second is a change in
the bag limit, which will
still be kept at one fish
per angler, but under
the new regulations the
captain and crew of a
charter or head boat
will not be allowed any
amberjack. Under the
old rules, a charter boat
with six passengers, a
captain and a mate
could legally land eight
amberjack. Under the
new rules, that boat will
be limited to six amber-
jack. The third change
to the amberjack rules
will not have an imme-
diate effect, but it could
become important in
the future. There will
now be an annual
amberjack catch limit
for all recreational
anglers in the Gulf of
Mexico of 1.368 million
pounds. If this limit is
exceeded, or is project-
ed to be exceeded in


any given year, then the
season can be short-
ened, most likely by
closing the fishery for
some period of time at
the end of the year. If it's
discovered after a
fishing year has ended
that the recreational
catch limit was exceed-
ed, then the difference
must be made up the
following year by fishing
under a smaller annual
catch limit and possibly
an even shorter fishing
year.
Are you confused? The
new amberjack size
limit is going to impact
local anglers. In recent
years there have been
quite a few amberjack in
the 26- to 30-inch size
range caught on off-
shore wrecks and reefs.
It's not been unusual for
anglers to catch a fair
number of fish smaller
than the old 28-inch size
limit while trying to get
a few keepers to meas-
ure up. Increasing the
size limit by two more
inches will just make it a
little bit tougher to find
fish for the cooler.
One other thought: All
these new regulations
apply to anglers fishing
in federal waters of the
Gulf of Mexico, waters
that are more than nine
nautical miles offshore.
Florida regulations for
triggerfish and amber-


jack have not been
changed at this time, so
anglers fishing within
nine nautical miles of
land fall under less
restrictive regulations. /
Florida usually, but not /
always, tries to match
federal regulations, so %L
we'll have to watch for


updates on the status of
these fish in state waters.
By the way, the torrent
of fishing regulation
changes shows no sign
of slowing. The Gulf
Council is now working
on changes to the
grouper rules for next
year.
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having more competi-
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may now want to try
this fun and easy
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canals when there is all
of Charlotte Harbor,
Pine Island Sound, and
Lemon Bay to fish? It is
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Dream on r


When your
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you be ready? Probably
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whoppers wait till you
are taking a whiz. Then
they grab the hook and
surprise you. Just once,
I would like to be
prepared for this
onslaught.
Don't misunderstand,
I still want my fish to
jump up and say,
"boo." But I'd sure like
to be aware enough to
enjoy the full spectrum
of the battle. And just
once, I would prefer to
not drop my half-eaten
Suzie Q into the bait


bucket. Or not dump
my soda onto your lap.
Or not knock my open
container of hooks and
swivels into my shoes.
It can be done. Every
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Shift work


Sometimes it
seems that the
more I fish, the
more I feel like I'm
hunting. By that I
mean that many times
I pull up to a flat and
find myself looking for
clues in the same way
I'd look for animal
tracks in the woods.
It's great when you
pull up and fish are
right where you
thought they'd be
based on tide and
time of year. If you're
like me, you've proba-
bly also come to
expect some form of


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instant gratification
being part of our fast-
paced electronic
generation. Take the
weather for example;
in just seconds on the
Internet, we can go


right to the radar and
get real time informa-
tion. Even better, we
can now get the same
timely information
right from a cell phone
without even going
home and turning on
the computer. I guess
we're getting a little
spoiled and some-
times, if not always, it
seems like I find
myself looking for the
same quick results
during a day on the
water.
Well after a few


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Use due care when you're tying one on


It would be fair to say
that most large fish
are lost because of a
failure of one of the
knots in our rigging. The
feeling of disappoint-
ment is often com-
pounded when we
examine our line after a
break-off and discover
the telltale little curled
pigtail of monofilament
left behind by a knot
that slipped before it
broke. We then know
that the fish was lost
because of a poorly tied
knot our fault the
evidence is compelling.
A fly fisherman needs
to learn a few knots to
set up the simplest of
systems. He will need an
arbor knot to secure the
backing to the spool, a
knot to connect the
backing to the fly line,
another knot to connect
the fly line to the leader,
a knot to attach the bite
tippet to the leader and
finally, a knot to tie the
fly on with a mini-
mum of four knots. And
that's using a store-
bought knotless tapered
leader. Most fly fishers
go a step further by
customizing their



WORKSHOPS
From page 2
and non-consumptive
activities, such as
canoeing and camping,
at all levels of physical
activity.
The Becoming an
Outdoors-Woman
program offers a fun and
supportive atmosphere
to experiment and enjoy
the camaraderie of
others who want to learn
about Florida's great
outdoors. Although it is
designed with women in


leaders or at least,
modifying the store-
bought ones after they
have been fished for a
while. Some fly fisher-
men even build their
own leaders to suit their
individual needs. Even
with the simplest hand
built leader formula of
60 percent butt section,
20 percent intermediate
section and 20 percent
class tippet and the
addition of a short bite
tippet, a few more knots
figure into the system.
Build some specialty
leaders and even more
knots are tied.
Every knot added to
the system is a potential
weak spot in the entire
system. Often we get
careless with at least one
of the knots, especially if
we have to tie them
while on the water with
fish around. Sure, the
whole rig may hold up
for most average-sized
fish and even hold up for
a long period of time,
but when a fish that has


mind, the camp is open
to anyone who wants to
learn in a comfortable,
non-threatening, non-
competitive, hands-on
atmosphere. The camp's
instructors strive to
make participants feel
at ease.
The cost is $175.
However, partial scholar-
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low-income, first-time
participants. Workshops
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participants on a first-
come, first-served basis.
Sessions include
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the potential of being a
"Kodak moment" grabs
the fly, we tax the limits
of the poorly tied knot to
the point of failure.
So what can we do to
minimize premature
breakage and insure a
solidly tied knot? Here
are a few tips that may
prevent a trophy from
breaking off at the knot.
First, learn a handful of
appropriate knots. Really
learn them know how
to tie each correctly
under most circum-
stances. Follow the
instructions to the letter
- if a particular knot
requires five turns, do
five turns and not four
or six. Many knots are
weakened by too few or
too many turns because
some simply cannot be
tightened correctly.
When choosing knots,
opt for the ones that are
easy to tie and are close
to or at 100 percent
breaking strength of the
line, anything else is
useless. (The exception
here is when using a
knot to attach a fly to a
very heavy bite tippet -
if the class tippet breaks
at 16 pounds and the


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bite tippet is rated at 100
pounds then it matters
little if the knot breaks at
50 or 60 pounds of
pressure.)
Practice tying the
selected knots at home
without the stress and
hurry of fishing until
you're confident in your
ability to tie them
correctly. Do this with
your glasses on and in a
well-lit environment.
Test the knots by trying
to break them. You'll
know if they are tied
correctly, but if you see
the little curlicues of
monofilament, you'll
know the knot failed
because it wasn't tied
right.
Eliminate friction
when tightening the
knot, friction cause heat
which weakens most
monofilament. This can
be accomplished by
lubricating the knot
before it is cinched tight.
Water works, saliva is
better, some commercial
products are even more
useful and in a pinch, lip
balm works well. The
lubrication insures that
the knot seats properly
when tightened without


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damaging friction.
Most knots should be
tightened with a smooth,
continuous pull unless
the directions specify
another method. A
slowly tightened knot
can generate damaging
heat. Many knots used
in saltwater may require
pliers or other tools and
considerable pressure to
cinch tightly use them
and get comfortable
doing so.
Use plenty of materi-
al when tying knots. It's
much harder to tie a
good knot if everything
is too short, especially
the tag end. Some
fluorocarbon material
is expensive, but that's
no excuse for being
stingy with material. It
will pay dividends in


the long run.
There are plenty of
good information
sources on the wide
array of knots available
to fishermen in various
magazines, books and
Internet sites. Finding
exactly how to tie a
specific knot is an easy
research project. A good
site to begin with is
www.animatedknots.
com/indexfishing.php;
the knots are animated
- step-by-step.
Practice until you are
absolutely familiar with
each knot and hopefully
break-offs will be a
problem of the past.
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an author, illustrator,
fly-tyer and charter
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Charlotte Harbor Boat of the Year


Last June 28 the
outh West Florida
performance
Handicap Racing Fleet,
an organization that
handicaps racing
sailboats from Crystal
River down to Naples,
held its annual meeting
at the Punta Gorda Isles
Civic Association
building organiza-
tions, in today's prolifer-
ation of alphabetic
shortcuts, are known as
West Florida PHRF,
PGICA, and PGSC.
Sailors, while we're on
alphabets, do you know
these P abbreviations:
PWC and PFD? That's
U.S government-speak
for what used to be
known as ski-doos and
life jackets. The former
are a real pain when
buzzing around you
when you are anchored
in what you thought was
a nice quiet anchorage,
and the latter are a real
pain when you have to
wear them in a race -
until you fall overboard.
The climax of the
WFPHRF meeting was
the awarding of BOTY
prizes for the 2007-2008


1' II E' ':1
racing season. BOTY
means Boat of the Year.
For WFPHRF, that means
a BOTY for each of the
four regions in their
allotted stretch of the
Florida coast. Of most
interest for this column
are the BOTY awards for
Charlotte Harbor.

THE CHARLOTTE
HARBOR AWARDS
There are actually
several BOTYs in each of
the four regions: One
each for boats that race
with a spinnaker, for
boats that race without a
spinnaker (spinnakers
are those parachute-
shaped, usually colorful
sails that billow out at
the bow of a sailboat
before the wind), as well


I SAILING AWAY I


p

Dave Thie caught
and released this
39-inch snook.


as for true cruising boats
that are loaded down for
cruising and must be
sailed that way, for
multi-hulled craft,
known as catamarans
and trimarans, and for
sport boats. The last two
are just too doggone fast
to compete with the first
three. As far as racing on
Charlotte Harbor is
concerned, it seems they
are just too doggone fast.
No Charlotte Harbor
BOTY was named in
either category.
Charlotte Harbor Boat
of the Year in the largest
class by one boat, the
True Cruisers, is "Free
Again," a modified
Catalina 36 owned by
David Cleverly of the
PGSC (see lead para-
graph for translation.)
She rates 198 on a
"circular" course, which
means that the legs of
the course are of equal
length, or as close to that
objective as the race
committee can make
them. Most BOTY
courses are known to
sailors as 'round-the-
buoys courses. They are
usually "circular."


Actually, they are usually
triangles. If the triangle
is equilateral, it fits
nicely into a circle.
The non-spinnaker
BOTY is Jerry Poquette's
"Fancy Free," a Soverel
39 rated at 120. The True
Cruisers had 24 boats
registered for the series;
the non-spinnaker boats
numbered 23. The series
actually began with
three multi-hulled boats
registered, but none
sailed enough races to
qualify as BOTY.
In the spinnaker fleet,
BOTY is "Tippicanoe," a
Tartan 3800 rated at 129.
She was also named
BOTY in the Southwest
Florida region, a distinc-
tion that indicates her


owner, Dan Kendrick of
the Sailing Association of
Marco Island, loves to
sail far and wide to find
top competition.
The spinnaker is
usually the toughest sail
to handle, so at least
some of the crew need a
modicum of athleticism.
A sport boat is fast and a
handful, and requires a
lot of athleticism. This
may be why they aren't
sailed in the Charlotte
Harbor BOTY competi-
tion; most Charlotte
Harbor sailors are
retirees.
The number at the end
of the brand name of a
boat usually indicates
feet of length. Fifty years
ago that usually meant


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waterline length; now it
usually means overall
length. If you noticed
that "Tippicanoe," the
spinnaker BOTY, has
3800 after the builder's
name, you probably
assumed that she
couldn't possibly be
longer than an oil tanker.
You'd be right. The 00 is
just an identifier for the
latest model of the
company's 38-footer.
Will White has raced
and cruised sailboats
since 1942, published
The Sunfish Bible, wrote
a bunch ofsailing
articles, and is building
31 -foot schooner He can
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DREAM
From page 7
purpose of catching big
keeper-sized fish. They
actually plan on it.
Most accomplish this
feat and return without
any equipment break-
age or personal injury.
No line wound around
their prop. No circle
hooks in their nose. An
amazing outcome by
my standards.
I decided to try their
method, with a few
necessary exceptions.
Number one: For a
recreational angler like
me, "pre-fishing" and
"fishing" are truly the
same thing. Number
two: There would be
no prizes to win or
trophies waiting for
me onshore. I can live
with that fact consid-
ering my only compe-
tition is me.
Yesterday morning, I



TARPON
From page 6
themselves. So if you
are going to fish a
canal system, then
please be extra quiet
and courteous.
Tarpon fishing in
Boca Grand Pass is
winding down and it
seems like every time I
want to tarpon fish in
the Harbor the wind
comes up and spoils
my fun. Added to that is
the very frustrating
exercise of attempting
to get bait usually
large threadfins this
time of year. So what is
a guy to do if he wants
to fish for tarpon? Most
canal systems hold lots
of small tarpon this
time of year. The rub is
that you have to know
where to look for them
and it is generally very


I saw my terrified shrimp jet to the surface
once, twice, three times. But he could not
escape the savage beasts. The orange float
ducked down and sideways, and my reel
drag screeched like 12-year-old girl.


calculated a plan to
catch a giant redfish. I
tried to take all the
variables into account
- including weather
and water conditions. I
was going out early to
meet the incoming
tide. I was going to
hang out at the mouth
of a little canal because
a downpour of rain was
washing food (along
with fertilizer unfortu-
nately) into the Myakka
River basin. To make
up for my own famous
klutziness, I would
limit myself to one
active rig. It would be


difficult to get the little
rascals to eat. At least,
that was my experience
until recently. Having
fished these smaller
tarpon usually in the
10- to 30-pound range
- many times before
with little to no luck, it
became my mission to
learn more about this
fishery and what makes
these particular tarpon
tick. It took a while, and
I talked (actually
begged for help) with
several knowledgeable
sources of fishing
information. Finally
after many attempts,
my hookup rate for
canal tarpon has
improved significantly.
What changed? The
quiet mentioned
before. Now whenever
possible, the use of
even my trolling motor
has been minimized. If
you spot a number of


strictly hands-on no
rod holders. I was
going to stay focused.
I motored to my
selected location and
arrived just as the sun
burst over the top of
the mangroves. Anchor
goes out. Coffee goes
in. It was time for my
first cast.
Ten seconds later,
the flats came alive.
Twenty yards out, I
watched the water
wiggle back and forth
as a group of swim-
mers made their way
to the mouth of the
canal. Meandering


canal tarpon rolling, try
to set up a drift where
only the wind or tide is
guiding you toward the
fish. Certainly you do
not want to run a gas
engine, and stealth on
the boat is a must. No
loud music, loud voices
or hooping and holler-
ing. Also, downsize
your lure presentation.
It seems so simple. But
we usually open a bag
of soft plastic jerkbaits
and put one on a jig
head or weedless offset
hook and start fishing.
These canal tarpon are
eating small bait fry, so
you must pay attention
to the old tried and
true "match the hatch"
idiom. The live bait fry
are too small to cast, so
you have to use artifi-
cial usually soft
plastic -lures. But you
do not have to use the
entire lure. Cut the


mullet, maybe? I
thought I glimpsed a
fin breaking the
surface, but it could
have been a snapped
branch floating toward
me. Also, I had passed
a lot of cownose rays
on the way to this site.
Maybe it was their
wingtips I was seeing. I
was gratefully wrong
on all counts.
The school headed
directly for my bobbing
bait. I saw my terrified
shrimp jet to the
surface once, twice,
three times. But he
could not escape the


jerkbait in two and
using the bottom half,
put it on an eighth- or
sixteenth-ounce jig
head. Using a 4000
series reel with 15-
pound braid and 25-
pound fluorocarbon
leader, cast straight at
the rolling fish. Off
white or pearl colors
seem to work the best.
You still have to cast a
great deal but hooking
three to four fish in a
morning of fishing is
now about the norm.
Great fun, but please
be nice to these fish
and treat them gently.
Until next time, tight
lines and keep your
paddle in the water.
Gene Kingery is an
avid angler and has
lived in Southwest
Florida for the past 10
years. You can contact
Gene at special@
comcast. net.


savage beasts. The
orange float ducked
down and sideways,
and my reel drag
screeched like 12-year-
old girl. Yes friends, the
Fumbling Fisherman's
dream fish was ready
to rumble.
When I saw the
monster splash on the
surface, I thought
maybe I had a snook.
But then he went for a
high speed run toward
deeper water, and I
knew it was a redfish.
With my lightweight
gear, a magnificent
five-minute battle
ensued. I had to pull
that tough old redfish
alongside of the boat
three times before he
finally settled down
and surrendered. He
(or more likely she)
measured out at almost


exactly 27 inches. She
was plump as a
Thanksgiving turkey -
close to 9 pounds.
But here is the best
part: I arrived home
with fish blood
(instead of my blood)
on my shirt. My boat
and motor were still
functional. I hadn't
even lost a hook or a
leader. And after
talking my wife into
snapping a picture in
the backyard, I filleted
a meal that would
serve at least four
hungry fish-lovers. You
know, I could get used
to this kind of fishing.
Dream on.
Tom Johnson, the
Fumbling Fisherman, is
an award-winning
outdoor humor writer
You can contact Tom at
trjmcp@aol.com.


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JEFF The outside shorelines The El Jobean Bridge is There are small slot fish just Permit are holding on crab Cobia have been hanging
between the Two Pines area fishing well for anglers off the Intracoastal in the pots off the beaches. around Harbor channel
CAPTAIN TED'S TACKLE and Matlacha have been throwing swim baits. Three Sisters area of markers and small sharks are
Port Charlotte holding fish. Gasparilla Sound. still plentiful.
941-627-6800
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10'1997 Sea Doo XP & 1996 Sea Doo GTI: Dble trail- 15'4" GHEENOE $949.00 Plenty of fishing room, sleek, & 17' 1991 Mako 171 CC, Johnson 115 hp. bimini top, 2
er. Both Have Sea Doo fitted covers, maint. by Action streamlined, easy to paddle, w/option of trolling motor or livewells, Fishfinder, new canvas cover, includes '01
Kawasaki in Bradenton, maint. records avail. Fully serv- OB motor, MORE. BOOMHOWER SALES (941)637-9337 aluminum trailer ASKING $6,500. Lowe's Marine Sales
iced, new batteries. $4,995. Call Ray at 866-432-8570 5229 Hwy 17, Punta Gorda FL. Visit: http://www.ghee- 239-642-3439 or 239-775-5639 Email sales@lmsfl.com
to arrange purchase MANATEE MOBILE MARINE noes.com Pictures @ www.lmsfl.com


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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 $11,500. Call
(239)649-7711 GulfCoast Boat &Yacht Sales www.gulf-
coastboatsales.com


11' 2008 Flatstalker. Smallest, lightest,
most portable "micro flats skiff" on the mar-
ket. 11' long w/a 35" beam, Provides amaz-
ing stability. Designed to be paddled, poled
or fitted with a trolling motor. $1149 Call
941-966-5477 Silent Sports Outfitters








12' 2003 Yamaha Waverunner FX Cruiser, 140 hp 4-
stroke Only $3,995. Lowe's Marine Sales 239-642-3439
or 239-775-5639 Email sales@lmsfl.com Pictures @
www.lmsfl.com









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


15'6 CLASSIC GHEENOE (WHITE) w/stick steering, 9.8 17' 2004 Carolina Skiff 17 V Series, Powered
hp 4 stroke Tohatsu, and Jack Plate, and Galv. Trailer by a Yamaha F50TLRB 4-Stroke (50hp). Asking
$9 995 00 Call for Details. Scotties Canvas &
$5, 278.00 ANDY BOOMHOWER SALES (941) 637-9337 $995rine Outfitters, 239-995-1196 Boat-
5229 Duncan Road, Puntta Gorda, Fl. 33982 OR VISIT Sales@ScottiesCanvas.com WWW.Scotties-
http://www.gheenoes.com Canvas.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
(9411 637-9337 or e-mail aheenoes@suritvnet.net


GREEN CAMO IT COMES W\ CARRYING HANDLES, good running condition. 45 MPH SS prop, trolling
AND MESH SEATS $525.00 ANDY BOOMHOWER motor, poling platform, fishfinder. Shorelander trail-
SALES (941) 637-9337 5229 Duncan Road, Puntta er included at $4,000 Call Ray at 866-432-8570.
Gorda, Fl. 33982 OR VISIT http://www.gheenoes.com MANATEE MOBILE MARINE
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14' RIVER SKIFF, FLAT BOTTOM, TUNNEL HULL with 17' 1990 Sea Ray bow rider with 2003 Mercury 115
deluxe seats, and back rests, 2 HP Island Hopper Out- ELPTO, full cover, bow area cover, and bimini top.
board motor $999.00. BOOMHOWER'S SALES (941) Hummingbird FF. Trailer with newer tires and
637-9337 5229 Duncan Road, Punta Gorda, Fl. 33982 mounted spare included at $4,995 Call Ray at 866-
Visit: http://www.gheenoes.com 432-8570. MANATEE MOBILE MARINE


clean Mercury. Bimini Top, bait well. 2 Pedestal fish-
ing seats. Trailstar trailer included at $4,995 Call
Ray at 866-432-8570 MANATEE MOBILE MARINE


17' 2008 Triumph 170DC: FF, DF, Motorguide
Trolling Motor, Bimini, 9hrs on Motor, Swing
Tongue, Oil bath Bearings, 60ho (75ft) Yamaha 4
stroke, 6yr Warranty, Plastic hull, Boat cover. ASK-
ING $20,000 obo. Offers 941-876-4059








17' Necky Chatham 17 lime. Manufacture
demo kayak. IRoomy cockpit, 17' length give it
nice balance, superb rough water performance.
Retractable skeg, bow, day, & stern hatches.
New price-$ r,729 Demo price-$1099
Silent Sport Outfitters 941-966-5477


18' 1979 Manatee Cuddy Cabin: Older Depth Sounder, Com-
pass, Swim Ladder, VHF, New Carpet, Good Seats & Uphol.,
1985 90hp Johnson Tilt/trim, Oil Inj, Runs Good. 1982 EZ Load
Trailer, Galvanized, Roller, MORE ASKING $2,500 CRYSTAL
CAY CENTER 941-639-6603 www.crystalcay.com


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Volvo Penta 3.0L 135hp. Asking $18,995.00
Call for Details. Scotties Canvas & Marine
Outfitters, 239-995-1196 BoatSales@Scotti-
esCanvas.com WWW.ScottiesCanvas.com








18' 2008 Glassmaster 180 CC: Powered by a
Mercury 90 ELPTO 2 Stroke. Asking $13,995.00
Call for Details Scotties Canvas & Marine Out-
fitters, 239-995-1196 BoatSales@Scotties-
Canvas.com WWW.ScottiesCanvas.com








18' 8" 2001 Smokecraft Deckboat powered by
a Evinrude E90FPLSSH 90hp. Asking $8,995.00
Call for Details. Scotties Canvas & Marine Out-
fitters, 239-995-1196 BoatSales@Scotties-
Canvas.com WWW.ScottiesCanvas.com








18'10" 2003 Hurricane 187 Sun Deck: 115hp Yamaha 4-
Stroke, 75hrs since new, 2006 Aluminum Trailer, Trolling
Motor, DepthFinder, 3 Batteries, Charger, Bimini, Potty
more, Shows Like New Asking $16,900 Call BAYSHORE
MARINE 941-627-5777 www.bayshoremarinefl.com

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nized Trailer, All Safety Equipment, Life Vests, New Battery,
Walk Thru Bowrider, Full Mooring, 235 Mercruiser, Great
Condition, ASKING $4,500 CRYSTAL CAY CENTER 941-
639-6603 www.crystalcay.com


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19' 10" 2007 Tahoe 196 Powered by a Suzuki
DF140 4-Stroke (140hp). Asking $25,995.00 Call
for Details. Scotties Canvas & Marine Outfit-
ters, 239-995-1196 BoatSales@ScottiesCan-
vas.com WWW.ScottiesCanvas.com


DepthFinder, GPS, Bimini, Trailer, Basic CG Pkg, Great
Florida Boat, Turn Key & Ready to Fish..
Reduced to Sell $7,900 Call BAYSHORE MARINE
941-627-5777 www.bayshoremarinefl.com


19' 11" 1999 Larson 206 SEI Powered by an 20'1997 Angler Dual console: 150hp Merc just serviced,
Evinrude (1998) Intruder E150GLECD (150hp). New starring cable, new rpm gauge, New Anchor, New
Asking $9,495. Details. Scotties Canvas & lines, New tires, rims on trailer, New S/S Prop! This boat is
Marine Outfitters, 239-995-1196 Boat-
Sales@ScottiesCanvas.com WWW.Scotties- in great shape! Asking only $11,000 941-637-7788
Canvas.com STARBOARD YACHT boats@starboardyachtinc.com


2008 NuCanoe A versatile, stable boat. Con-
figure seats to 1,2,3 persons. Paddle as a
canoe, kayak, add a motor or row with
optional rowing package. $879 Call 941-966-
5477 SILENT SPORT OUTFITTER








17' 2000 RENDEZVOUS Deck Boat: Very Low
Hours, Like New, All Covers, Head, Electronics,
5.OL Mercruiser, Still in break in period, Must See
ONLY $19,990 Financing Avail., Major Credit
Cards Accepted SUN HARBOR Marine 941-
698-9100



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Johnson, Armstrong bracket, Nice Size cabin, Hlen-
ty of storage for a dive trip, or fishing for a
day/Weekend, Hard Top, Tandem Trailer Only
$11,990 Financing Avail., Major Credit Cards
Accepted SUN HARBOR Marine 941-698-9100


19' 2000 Key West 1900 Center Console, Mercury 90 hp
4-stroke, electronics, livewell, looks and runs great
ASKING $9,995. Lowe's Marine Sales 239-642-3439 or
239-775-5639 Email sales@lmsfl.com Pictures @
www.lmsfl.com


19'8" 2002 Carolina Skiff Super V: 2002 Gal-
vanized Trailer, 1996 130hp Yamaha, Jack Plate,
Trim Tabs, Depth Finder, 24V Trolling Motor
w/Onboard Charger, Excellent Condition Asking
$6,500 obo. Call 941-637-1848


Good on Gas, New Engine over hall, New Seat, Bimi-
ni, 6-Passenger Sleeps 2, Great Maneuverability,
Fish, Ski, or just Fun in the Sun. $5,000 obo Call
941-639-7830 bmolnar8@embarqmail.com


20' 2004 Sea Craft 20 CC: 2005 Suzuki 140, 250hrs, SS
prop, TT, T-top spreader light aft, E-Box. GPSMap198C
combo chartplotter, depth sounder, Kenwood AM/FM CD
player, IC-M422 VHF '05 Performance alum trailer $24,000.
Call Ray at 866-432-8570. MANATEE MOBILE MARINE


4Stroke, Apx 200hrs, Custom Aluminum Trailer, Garmin
GPS, DF Livewell, Cooler Seat, Much More Rides like a
25' boat Asking $24,900 Call BAYSHORE MARINE
941-627-5777 www.bayshoremarinefl.com


20' 7" 2004 Sun Tracker Fishin Deck 21 Pow-
ered by a Mercury 115ELPTO (115hp). Asking
$12,995.00 Call for Details. Scotties Canvas &
Marine Outfitters, 239-995-1196 Boat-
Sales@ScottiesCanvas.com WWW.Scotties-
Canvas.comrn


200 Hp SW series Yamaha, V-birth, electronics, porta
pottie, Good condition. Asking $17,500 941-637-7788
STARBOARD YACHT boats@starboardyachtinc.com


18' 2003 Polar flats: Yamaha OB 90hp Brand
New/df/ff, only 120hrs, 24v trolling motor, Always
been very well taken care of in Ex. Cond. Only
$14,990 Financing Avail., Major Credit Cards
Accepted SUN HARBOR Marine 941-698-9100







19' 1987 Stingray: Great Skiing Boat, Very
Smooth w/Fresh Motor, 10 Mercruiser 300hp, High
Output Stero & E Pkg, Boat Cover, Trailer Included,
Must GO Only $10,850 Financing Avail., Major
Credit Cards Accepted SUN HARBOR Marine
941-698-9100


19' 1989 Renken: 2004 4.3L volvo penta sx
10 set-up for skiing and a day of fun in the sun,
new radio, new batteries, complete boat cover
Only $8,990 Financing Avail., Major Credit Cards
Accepted SUN HARBOR Marine 941-698-9100







20' 1989 Sport Craft: Great Fishing Boat w/T-Top,
E Pkg, Plenty of Room for Storage, Livewells, 2000
Yamaha 2-Stroke, 130hp, Armstrong Bracket Trailer
Avail. Must Sell Only $7,990 Financing Avail.,
Major Credit Cards Accepted SUN HARBOR
Marine 941-698-9100


z4 zuuJi ea Kay weeKenaer cruiser, uay, or
Weekend Trips, 5.7L Dual Props. Mercruiser Bravo
III, Many Options to Choose from ONLY $26,850
Financing Avail., Major Credit Cards Accepted SUN
HARBOR Marine 941-698-9100








24' 97 WELLCRAFT: boat is better than excellent,
Johnson 200hp ocean pro, huge cabin w/ stove,
sink & port o potty, comes w/ trailer and electronic
package Only $17,990 Financing Avail., Major
Credit Cards Accepted SUN HARBOR Marine
941-698-9100








27' 1989 EXOTIC Center Console: Made for
Shallow Water, Custom Made, Plenty of Comfortable
Seating, Great for Fishing, Skiing, MORE ONLY
$11,900 Financing Avail., Major Credit Cards
Accepted SUN HARBOR Marine 941-698-9100


21' 1971 Aquasport 191 Flatback. Completely refur-
bished, New stringers, full transom, A "must see" boat.
2005 Johnson Ocean runner mounted on a SS engine
bracket. New power head w/4hrs. Dual batteries with
switch. 2000 Magic Tilt trailer included at $25,000: Call
Ray at 866-432-8570 MANATEE MOBILE MARINE


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20' 1992 Bayliner Trophy, Walk Thru Bow Rider, Depth
Sounder, Bilge Pump. Swim Ladder, Live wells, Rod Holders,
200hp Evinrude 1985 Gd Condition, Galv. Trailer Escort w/new
fenders. Newe Cockpit & Bow Rider Covers. ASKING $4,850
CRYSTAL CAY CENTER 941-639-6603 www.crystalcay.com


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21' 2005 Hurricane: 2006 Yamaha 4-Stroke 150,
multi purpose vessel set up for fishing, w/tackle
storage, poles, storage, seating, Trailer Only
$25,990 Financing Avail., Major Credit Cards
Accepted SUN HARBOR Marine 941-698-9100
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21' 1988 Pro Line 21 WA: 2002 Mercury Optimax 21' 2004 SeaPro Sea Boss Cuddy: Johnson
mounted on an engine bracket. Bimini, Heavy duty tan- 140HP Four Stroke, Low Hours, Steal It For
dem galv. trailer included. Hyd. OB cylinder needs to be
replaced, Owner Discounted the boat to $7,995 Call $16,900 Redfish Yacht Brokers 639-9400
Ray at 866-432-8570. MANATEE MOBILE MARINE www.redfishyacht.com



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21' 1994 DYNASTY BowRider: 220 Chevy Motor, Runs Good,
1990 Performance Galvanized Trailer, New Tires, Bimini, New
Upholstery, Very Clean ASKING $5,500 CRYSTAL CAY CEN-
TER 941-639-6603 www.crystalcay.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


21'5" 1992 Wellcraft 210 Coastal Powered by
a Mercury Black Max 150hp. Asking $8,995.00
Call for Details Scotties Canvas & Marine Out-
fitters, 239-995-1196 BoatSales@Scotties-
Canvas.com WWW.ScottiesCanvas.com


22' 2002 Bayliner Trophy: Walk Around, 125 Merc. Lg V-
Berth, Bimini, Full eisenglass enclosure. VHF, FF FW
shower. Swim platform w/Ladder. Magic tilt alum tandem
trailer w/mounted spare included at $18,995 Call Ray at
866-432-8570. MANATEE MOBILE MARINE


22 Correct cratt 2UU0 super Air Nautique 220 features
long, firm, rampy wake, w/clean lip, no trough. The Super
Air 220 will turn your riders into frequent fliers. Rope
winder, Perfect pass, 3 additional ballasts, wate gate. Plus
a whole lot more Asking $72,900 941-637-7788 STAR-
ROARD YACHT boatgN0tarboardvachtine cnm


zL i zuuo anallow oport: Lulue -la[s risrning 0oa[, zz hurricane z i I-unaecK, i ounp Yamana, low nours,
True 3" draft, Yamaha 200hp HPDI VMax, Jack Plate, Hyd electronics, trailer, full boat cover. Priced to sell at. $29,500
Steering, 40Gal Livewell, Plus baitwell, Tandem Axle Call (239)649-7711 GulfCoast Boat & Yacht Sales
Trailer, Great Buy Asking $29,900 Call BAYSHORE
MARINE 941-627-5777 www.bayshoremarinefl.com www.gulfcoastboatsales.com


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hrs 5.7 Mercruiser 260HP. Equipped w/Transom Shower, alum engine bracket. SS prop. Nice boat, Ex. Cond.
Encl. Head w/Potty, Dual Batteries, Cockpit Cover, Bimini $4,995. Life jackets, anchor, All equipment included.
VHF, Bottom Paint. Ready, No Trailer, But we can provide Tandem Galvanized Magic Tilt trailer, mounted spare
one for you $13,500 Call 941-359-0390 Sara Bay Marina Call Ray 866-432-8570 MANATEE MOBILE MARINE





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22' Pathfinder 2200V, Yamaha 150 4-stroke, trolling 24' 2000 Cobia 256 Coastal Deck, Yamaha 225 hp Out-
motor, fish chair, power pole, trim tabs, T-Top, Garmin board, Very Spacious, Very Clean, Stereo, Lift stored,
2006 C,VHF, Stereo, $29,995. Lowe's Marine Sales 239- $19,995. Lowe's Marine Sales 239-642-3439 or 239-775-
642-3439 or 239-775-5639 Email sales@lmsfl.com Pic- 5639 Email sales@lmsfl.com Pictures @
tures @ www.lmsfl.com www.lmsfl.com


tronics, stereo, VHF, bow cushions, clean, Includes
Trailer $13,995. Lowe's Marine Sales 239-642-3439 or
239-775-5639 Email sales@lmsfl.com Pictures @
www.lmsfl.com







21' 2002 Regal 2110 Destiny: Mercruiser 5.0, Alpha I.
Full cover, bimini, AM/FM cassette, FF, Fresh water sys-
tem, transom shower, Ig swim platform, Dual batteries,
switch, Potty under console. Tandem alum trailer
$15,000. NADA value over $20K Call Ray 866-432-8570
MANATEE MOBILE MARINE


outboard, enclosed head, Only $9,995. Lowe's Marine
Sales 239-642-3439 or 239-775-5639 Email
sales@lmsfl.com Pictures @ www.lmsfl.com


Inboard Power, Hard Top, Lift Kept
ASKING $29,900 Redfish Yacht Brokers,
941-639-9400 www.redfishyacht.com


22' Sea Hunt Triton 220, 200hp HPDI, 300hrs, T-Top, full 24' 2000 SEA SWIRL: 200hp Johnson, Batteries, Gel, only
electronics, live well, fish holding tanks, clean. Competivly 2yrs Old, 5yr wty, VHF, FF, GPS, Bimini, Full Canvas Encl.,
priced at. $23,000 Call (239)649-7711 GulfCoast Boat & Storage Cover, Pottl, Double Bunk, Excellent. Cushions &
Upholstery, Sink, Compass, Lots More. REDUCED $19,999
Yacht Sales www.gulfcoastboatsales.com CRYSTAL CAY CENTER 941-639-6603 www.crystalcay.com


New Cover, New Canvas, Ready for Some Fast Fun, Boat Rides
Thru Hull Exhaust. Great Ride & Sound
ASKING $10.990 Call BAYSHORE MARINE 941-627-5777
www.bayshoremarinefl.com


Volvo Penta 5.7 GXI 320hp Duo Prop, 5yrTransfWty, GPS,
FF Bimini, Mooring Cover, Transom Shower, CD Player,
Potty, MORE ASKING $59,361 Call 941-359-0390 Sara
Bay Marina


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23' 2001 CHRIS CRAFT 232 SPORTDECK, 2 bimini tops, full
windshield, enclosed head with sink, snap in carpet,
stereo Volvo 5.0 GL very clean, $17,995 LOWE'S
MARINE SALES 239-642-3439 OR 239-775-5639 EMAIL
SALES@LMSFL.COM PICTURES @ WWW.LMSFL.COM







23' 2001 Sea Pro 235CC Powered by a Yama-
ha SX225TXRZ (225hp). Asking $16,995.00 Call
for Details. Scotties Canvas & Marine Outfit-
ters, 239-995-1196 BoatSales@ScottiesCan-
vas.com WWW.ScottiesCanvas.com







23' 2002 SEA Fox 230 CC: T-Top, Powered by 200hp EFI Mer-
cury with SS Prop, 200 Very Low Hrs, Dual Livewells, Wash
Down, FishFinder, DepthFinder, Aluminum Trailer
Just Reduced $14,990 Call BAYSHORE MARINE
941-627-5777 www.bayshoremarinefl.com






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Penta 5.7L GXI DP 280. Asking $49,995.00 Call
for Details Scotties Canvas & Marine Outfit-
ters, 239-995-1196 BoatSales@ScottiesCan-
vas.com WWW.ScottiesCanvas.com


25' 2007 Trophy 2503 CC, Twin Merc Optimax 150 hp 27' 1985 Bayliner Cierra, Garmin GPS Chart Plotter, FF
each, only 30 hours! Loaded, T-Top, Full electronics, DF Refinished Interior, Bimini, Remanufactured 2005
much more, Like new $54,995. Lowe's Marine Sales Penta 260hp, Only 15hrs, MORE! REDUCED $7,995
239-642-3439 or 239-775-5639 Email sales@lmsfl.com CRYSTAL CAY CENTER 941-639-6603 www.crystal-
Pictures @ www.lmsfl.com cay.com


trawler, powered by Honda 50HP four stroke w/112 hours,
bimini top, full boat cover, like new condition. Priced at galley, dinette, sleeps three, separate head, teak & holly
$48,000 Call (239) 649-7711 Gulfcoast Boat & Yacht sole. Like new condition, lift kept. REDUCED $29,900. Call
Ray Mason (941) 505-7269 SeaAmerica Yacht Sales
Sales www.gulfcoastboatsales.com details seaamericayachtsales.com


Hard Top, GPS, VHF, FF Windlass, Anchor, Offshore
Quests into the open water. Stable & Smooth Ride
Reduced Only $12.990 Call BAYSHORE MARINE 941-
A97-r777 wnA Ar h-avchnrmarinefl -rnm


Carpet, Sunbrella Cover, Trim Tabs, Bidge Pump, Stripes,
Graphics, Detailed, Waxed. 460 Ford 340hp, New Exhaust
Risers, Manifolds, '03 Alum. Trailer. MORE Boat, Motor,
Trailer $14,500 CRYSTAL CAY CENTER 941-639-6603


LI-1, SS Prop w/lock, CC, Encl. Head, 1-lop outboards, hardtop, GPS, Radar, F/F VHF Radio, cabin
w/spreader lights, Rocket Launchers, livewell, swim w/enclosed head, clean, Only $14,995. Lowe's Marine
plat., Several Stg Compt, GPS, FF, VHF, Trim Tabs, Sales 239-642-3439 or 239-775-5639 Email
Alum. Tandem Trailer $19,500 Call 941-223-0414 sales@lmsfl.com Pictures @ www.lmsfl.com


cruiser 1/O's, Radar GPS, Sounder, VHF radio, Stereo,
Great fishing cruising boat REDUCED AGAIN $10,995
Lowe's Marine Sales 239-642-3439 or 239-775-5639
Email sales@lmsfl.com Pictures @ www.lmsfl.com








27' 1989 CARVER 27 MONTEGO, Very roomy cabin cruiser,
Twin Mercruiser 4.3 I/O's, Full galley and head, sleeps
four, lift stored ONLY $9,995 Lowe's Marine Sales
239-642-3439 or 239-775-5639 Email sales@lmsfl.com
Pictures @ www.lmsfl.com


Gd Cond., Bimini, Cabin Nice & clean, All Appliances,
Upholstery & curtains Gd, V-Berth, Full Enc. Aft Sleep-
ing, Galley, Head/Shower, DRASTICALLY REDUCED.
Boat, Motor, Trailer $14,000 obo CRYSTAL CAY CEN-
TER 941-639-6603 www.crystalcay.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


Trailer. Volvo Duo-Prop, Air Conditioning,
ONLY 7.6HOURS!!! $48,500
Redfish Yacht Brokers Call 941-639-9400
www.redfishyacht.com


27' 2006 Chaparral 276 SSI: Volvo 8.1 375hp Duo Prop,
125hrs, Vacu-flush Head, Speaker Upgrade, Stern
Rail,Transom Shower,Trim Tabs, SS Anchor, Fire Ext. Sys.,
Hinged Radar Arch, BBQ Grill, Much more Asking
$65,999 Call 941-359-0390 Sara Bay Marina








27' Contender 2006 Perfect condition fully loaded and
ready for some serious fishing! Twin 300 HPDI Yamaha's
have only 265hrs and ext warranty till 2011! There is not
even a scratch on the lower units.NO BOTTOM PAINTLift
kept. Trailer not included. Asking $98,000 941-637-7788
STARBOARD YACHT boats@starboardyachtinc.com


hrs, Galley w/Transom Shower, Bimini, Compass, Docking Wide band Gel Coat (Black)T-Top, Taco (Gradslam) Outrig-
Lights, This Boat Is Loaded and Ready to Go LOTS MORE gers, Vacu-flush Head, Windlass, Pull Up Cleats, Much
A MUST SEE VESSEL Asking $58,300 Call 941-359- More, Very Well Maintained, Low Hours Call 941-359-
0390 Sara Bay Marina 0390 Sara Bay Marina


A great family cruiser which sleeps four, powered by a 7.4L Engines, Low Hrs, Head, New T-Top, Rocket Launchers,
Volvo, stern drive w/dual SS props, 380 hours, serviced Full Covers, Lots of Boat for the money GPS, FF D
2/08, mid-cabin, galley. REDUCED $27,900. Call Ray Fu Covers, Lots of Boat for the money GPS, FF DF
Mason (941) 505-7269 SeaAmericaYacht Sales, details Asking $24,995 A Steal Call BAYSHORE MARINE
seaamericayachtsales.com 941-627-5777 www.bayshoremarinefl.com


25' 2005 Triton 2486 WA: Loaded, Fishing Ready! Twin 263 COBALT: Volvo Penta 8.1 DP 54hrs, Bimini, Cockpit 27' 2001 Maxum 2700 SCR mid-cabin cruiser, single
F150 Yamaha's, 105hrs, Mfg Warranty on engines & Boat, Cover, Transom Radio, SS Docking Lights. Swim Plat, Mercruiser 7.4 MPI, B-ll, low hrs, very clean, A/C. Only
Dual Axle swing tounge Trailer. Garmin GPS, FF, Hard Top, Transom Shower & Tilt Switch, Potti, Dual Battery Switch, $39,995. Lowe's Marine Sales 239-642-3439 or 239-775-
Spreader Lights, Trim Tabs, READY REDUCED $58,600 Trim Tabs, Garmin, VHF, Hand Held Atlantis, Lots MORE 5639 Email sales@lmsfl.com Pictures @
Call 941-359-0390 Sara Bay Marina Asking $60,999 Call 941-359-0390 Sara Bay Marina www.lmsfl.com


Electronics, Anchor winch, Cabin, Enclosed head, Great fish-
ing Machine ASKING $29,995 LOWES MARINE SALES Call
239-642-3439 or 239-775-5639 Email: sales@lmsfl.com
Pictures @ www.lmsfl.com






July 31, 2008


SEE THEM ON THE INTERNET
www.boatingandfish ing.com


28' 1999 Formula 280 BR, twin Mercruiser 5.7 EFI with 29' Sea Ray Amberjack 2002, Twins, Air, Lift
Bravo III drives, cockpit wetbar, filler cushions, fast Kept, Cruise or Fish ONLY $54,900 Redfish
and fun ASKING $29,995. Lowe's Marine Sales 239-
642-3439 or 239-775-5639 Email sales@lmsfl.com Pic- Yacht Brokers, 941-639-9400 www.redfishy-
tures @ www.lmsfl.com acht.com


30' Wellcraft 302 Scarab Sport,Twin Merc 250 hp, Alum
arch, Bimini top, CC with cuddy, low hrs, SUPER
CLEAN! Reduced $39,995 LOWES MARINE SALES Call
239-642-3439 or 239-775-5639 Email: sales@lmsfl.com
Pictures @ www.lmsfl.com


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


28' 2004 PRO Sport Cat: Twin Honda 225hp 4 Strokes 30'1997 Pro-Line 2950Walkaround Hardtop with Elec-
with 200hrs, This Fishing Machine is Loade with State of tronics, Shorepower, Twin Mercruiser 5.7 Bravo III, low
the Art Electronics, Excellent Condition. Asking $59,900. hours, clean lift stored, $36,900. Lowe's Marine Sales
(239)649-7711 GulfCoast Boat &Yacht Sales www.gulf- 239-642-3439 or 239-775-5639 Email sales@lmsfl.com
coastboatsales.com Pictures @ www.lmsfl.com
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GENERATOR, KEPT IN FRESH WATER price. Only 40 hrs on T-5.0L, 270HP economical Volvos w/
$59,900 Redfish Yacht Brokers ext. warranties, gen set w/84 hrs., A/C, chtpltr/radar, hull
warranty, full camper top, mooring cover, enc. head, full gal-
Call 941-639-9400 ley sleeps 6, lift kept. Asking $125,900. Call Ray Mason
www.redfishvacht.com n41-ns-79IQ nDtailc (d -aaamarieavarht-alaQ enm


Zou rils., + yrs on w Ly. uarrmli i u IU L0 r -IviouZ vnrl-,
Battery charger 3-bank, stereo/cd player, livewell, frig.,
head, hard top, SW/FW washdown, spreader lights, wind
less, lift kept, no bottom paint, EX Cond. REDUCED
$55,000 obo 941-662-0195 karen_rand@yahoo.com


low hours on her dependable Volvo Penta Diesel engine.
She is designed for the serious offshore fisherman and is
ready to go fishing today! Asking $49,500 941-637-7788
STARBOARD YACHT boats@starboardyachtinc.com


31' 2001 Formula 31 PC, Twin 385 hp Mercruiser's, 245 33' 1998 Sea Ray .
hrs, Full electronics, Generator, Air conditioner, Eisen 7.4L, 310HP Inboard
kept, C80 Raymarne
glass enclosure, Excellent condition REDUCED $70,000. fuel monitors to maxir
Call (239)649-7711 GulfCoast Boat & Yacht Sales Asking $74,900 Call
www.gulfcoastboatsales.com ca Yacht Sales deta


ered storage, full electronics, live well, fish tank, outriggers,
trailer, Ready for serious fishing or cruising, Ex. Condition
Asking $59,900 OBO. Call (239)649-7711 GulfCoast
Boat &Yacht Sales www.gulfcoastboatsales.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
Asking $45,900 Call 941-359-0390 Sara Bay Marina


Clean Boat, Full Electronics, Raymarine Auto Pilot, 2 GPS
Lg Screens, Very Plush, Clean Interior, Twin 5.7 V-Drives,
Way Below Market Steal $59,990 Accepting Offers
Call BAYSHORE MARINE 941-627-5777
www.bayshoremarinefl.com


inboards, 10hr on new Motors, 300 on Boat. Gen., Full Canvas
pkg., GPS, Radar, DE Autopilot, Swim Platform, Loaded w/Options,
Lift Kept, REDUCED Again $98,900 Great Buy Call
BAYSHORE MARINE 941-627-5777 www.bayshoremarinefl.com


29' 1979 Chris Craft 29 Catalina Express Twin Crusader 30'2003 Grady White Marlin, Twin 225hp Yamaha 4Stroke,
5.0 inboards, Very Roomy cabin, GPS, VHF, FishFinder, lift 450 hrs, Full Electronics, Generator, A/C, Professionally
stored, Asking $7,995 LOWES MARINE SALES Call Maintained and Lift Kept. Recently reduced $110,000 Call
239-642-3439. or 239-775-5639 Email: sales@lmsfl.com (239) 649-7711 Gulfcoast Boat &Yacht Sales www.gulf-
Pictures @ www.lmsfl.com coastboatsales.com


er, full electronics, great for cruising and weekend get- engines, A/C, windlass, electric pump out head, marine
aways. REDUCED $45,000 Call (239)649-7711 Gulf- radio, swim platform, SS props, lift kept. Excellent condition.
Asking $79,900. Call (239) 649-7711 Gulfcoast Boat &
Coast Boat &Yacht Sales www.gulfcoastboatsales.com Yacht Sales www.gulfcoastboatsales.com


3bUcI iviercruiser, NJVV bK.V .onler genset, only
10hrs,3 Batteries New 2007, Fully equipped, 24
mile radar, garmin color GPS, chart plotter, flat
screen TVs, more! Huge salon for ent. Full galley
Reduced $29,900 Offers 941-637-7788 STAR
BOARD YACHT boats@starboardyachtinc.com








32' 1989 LUHRS CONVERTIBLE AIR,
GENERATOR,STEAL IT FOR $35,000
Redfish Yacht Brokers
Call 941-639-9400
www.redfishyacht.com


34'1986 SEA RAY EXPRESS: 2001 Mercruisers Engines
7.4 MPI Freshwater Cooled, 425 hours, New Generator,
Turn Key Ready Reduced $35,995 LOWES MARINE
SALES 239-642-3439 or 239-775-5639 Email:
sales@lmsfl.com www.lmsfl.com for more photos.


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w/I- Y4Ull-l Yanmar aieseis on tne marKet. unly 13b nrs,
engines serviced every 50 hrs, 10 gals per hr at 18K cruise,
centerline queen, LG flybridge, lift kept. Owner incentive.
Asking $199,900. Call Ray Mason 941-505-7269,
SeaAmericaYacht Sales. seaamericayachtsales.com


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35' 1999 ALBIN Tournament Express: Super Clean Well 38' 1991 Bruno Abbate Primatist Offshore: Italian Built, 2
Maint., Single 420hp Yanmar Diesel w/bow thruster, New 454 (400hp each) Mercruiser Velvet Drives, 40hrs w/outdrives,
Bottom Paint & Wax job Feb 08, Color Charplotter/radar, Runs GD, Tn Axle Trailer, Needs TLC, Cushions, Head, Show-
Autopilot, FF, Reduced $167,000. Ray Mason (941)505- er, Pressure water, More ASKING $40,000 CRYSTAL CAY
7269 SeaAmericaYacht Sales, seaamerica@comcast.net CENTER 941-639-6603 www.crystalcay.com
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48' 2002 Sea Ray MotorYacht: Like new, engine warranty PEEKABOO: Unique Kayak includes a large view-
'09 on T-QSM11 Cummins diesels, dinghy, Maptech Navi- .
gator, spare props, stored out of water in off season, ing window to see underwater and a jump seat so
12.5KW gen set, A/C helm & aft deck. Loaded w/electron- you can share the view with a little one. $829 Call
ics. Asking $389,900. Call Ray Mason (941)505-7269
Details seaamericayachtsales.com 941-966-5477 SILENT SPORT OUTFITTER


S ..... ............. ...... 1.. ...11... ghing c. ai'rl'in' deck fish b.oxes',bait statio, r ecirculaf-
cruiser, T- 7.4 L Crusaders, 7.3KW Gen set, A/C, full galley, ghting live well. Wrap around dinette makes sleeping for 2.
WA queen berth, great electronics, fully enclosed bridge, lower helm, flat screen tv. full head w/seperate shower
master birth is fwd w/queen bed.Updated eisinglass full
much more. $119,900. Call Ray Mason, (941) 505-7269, electronics. Asking $129,900 941-637-7788 STAR-
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36' 1977 Pearson Ketch SLEEPS 6 W/V-BERTH, 2 PORT 38' Sea Ray Diesel Aft Cabin: Exceptionally clean, well
SETTEE, 2 SINGLE BERTHS ABOVE AND BELOW ON maintained motoryacht. Powered by T-Caterpillar
STARBOARD. HAS ONE HEAD WITH SHOWER. 6'3" diesels.TNT dinghy lift, two staterooms, two heads, AC,
HEADROOM. 5" RITCHIE COMPASS NEW, Auto helm washer/dryer, Garmin chartplotter and much more. Asking
Apelco Loran,Asking 49,500 941-637-7788 STARBOARD $174,900. Call Ray Mason (941)505-7269 SeaAmerica
YACHT boats@starboardyachtinc.com Yacht Sales Details at www.seaamericayachtsales.com


GENERATOR, YOU CAN OWN IT FOR arf-... .or... Counters oe urr. n
$65,000 Redfish Yacht Brokers Sound, New Electronics batteries Bimini, Car-
Call 941-639 pet, LOTS MORE Reduced $20,000
Call 941-639-9400 $249 900 Offers 941-637-7788 STARBOARD
www.redfishyacht.com YACHT boats@starboardyachtinc.com


37' 1985 Hunter Cutter Rigged Shoal Draft
Sailboat, Yanmar 44hp diesel. ASKING $
36,900 Redfish Yacht Brokers 941-639-9400
www.redfishyacht.com


53' 1984 Hatteras Extended Deckhouse
Motor Yacht, Newly Updated Inside & Out,
$300,000 Redfish Yacht Brokers 941-639-
9400 www.redfishyacht.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


Malibu XL Tandem: Stable & Versatile Kayak fea-
tures seating for One, Two or two plus a child. Built
for family Fun. $739 Call 941-966-5477
SILENT SPORT OUTFITTER


diesels, spacious salon, Ig head, separate shower stall, 2-
staterooms, roomy flybridge, Ig cockpit with molded tackle
centers, bottom painted 12/07, 514 hrs, fish rigged but
never fished.Loaded Asking $295,000 941-637-7788
STARBOARD YACHT boats@starboardyachtinc.com


37'1999 Cruisers 3750 Aft Cabin: Ex Cond., Maint. w/open 43' 1980 Viking Motor Yacht Diesels, Just
checkbook. New Manifolds/Risers in 2007, oil changed every
50hrs. Twin 454 Mercruiser Mag MPIs, 10KW Kohler gen set, Refurbished, Loaded w/Options, $139,900
full galley, 2-staterms,2-heads, dinette, Details@seaamer- Redfish Yacht Brokers 941-639-9400
icayachtsales.com. REDUCED $129,900. Call Ray Mason
(941) 505-7269 SeaAmerica Yacht Sales. www.redfishyacht.com


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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didn't take me long to
realize that when it
comes to finding fish, I
was going to have to go
back to doing things
the old fashioned way
and use a bit of elbow
grease. The anglers I
fish with like to call it
"shift work." This is a
term we like to use
when we are taking
turns trying to find
fish. Yes, there's noth-
ing like teamwork. And
some of the shifts I've
put in have helped me
draw the comparison
to hunting. To a certain
extent, what I've come
to realize is that it's
sometimes best to just
let things happen
around you and let the
fish come to you. Now,
I'll be the first to admit
that it does take some
patience and there are
no guarantees, but
sometimes, you might
be surprised what can
be learned by sitting
back, observing and


giving a particular area
or flat the time to
develop or turn on.
Sometimes you just
have to let a spot settle
down, depending
upon how much noise
you may have made
coming in, but there
are also a few key
elements on every flat
that we can use to give
us an idea that good
things may or may not
be beginning to
happen around us.
First and foremost is
tide movement, and a
great way to figure this
one out is by looking
at just how much the
seagrass is bent over.
In addition to deter-
mining the tide's
strength, this also lets
us know whether the
tide is coming in or
going out. In most
cases I prefer an
incoming, but as long
as the tide is moving,
I'm more confident.
Next, I like to see lots
of bait such as mullet,
pinfish, scaled sar-
dines, threadfins, and
the real small minnow
baits we call sizzle
baits. I'm not exactly


sure which bait species
these are, but we
named them for all the
noise they make on
the surface. I never
really see all these
baits at the same time;
it's usually a mix of two
or three species. I do
however feel the most
confident when I see
lots of mullet. Lastly, I
really know the flat is
beginning to come
alive when I start to
see the birds working
the bait this tells me
there are predator
species pushing the
bait to the surface.
All in all, there's a lot
to see out there and
sometimes it's not a
bad idea to sit back,
take it all in, and let
some things begin to
happen around you
before giving up on a
spot. I'll be the first to
admit that it's a lot
easier with some
shade, but we can learn
a lot by watching a flat
come to life. And with
fuel costs what they
are, it's not a bad idea
compared to running
and gunning all over
the place looking for


that quick bite.
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Summer theater is
the in thing to do

Kim
Cool
Let's Go
Features Editor
kcool@venicegondolier.com
S ummer the-
ater is not what it used to
be at least not along the
Cultural Coast.
When I first moved to this
area, many of the theaters were
dark in the summer. Those that
did open their doors, more
often did so to try out new
material or to produce plays
that might or might not be
ready for prime time.
Things have changed. With
the advent of the Banyan
Theater Company seven years
ago, the bar has been raised.
Jerry Finn's company produces
just three plays each summer,
but each one is a meaty work
with a top cast. The Banyan's
recent production of Sam
Shepard's "True West" is but one
example. It closes Aug. 3 but will
be followed by Sarah Ruhl's
"Clean House," featuringAnn
Morrison, Karina Barros,
Geraldine Librandi, Seva
Anthony and Robert Herrle, from
Aug. 7-24. Call 941-552-1032.
Another summer gem is the
Sarasota Golden Apple's "The
Musical of Musicals: The Musical,"
which continues throughAug. 31.
Call 941-366-5454.
Venice Theatre also has
seriously upped the ante these
past few years. Thursday is
opening night for "Oklahoma,"
that venerable theater's
SummerStock production,
featuring a talented cast of
young actors. "Oklahoma"
plays through Aug. 9 on the
main stage.
Aug. 12-24, the theater will
offer its eighth annual Summer
Repertory Series, featuring four
plays in staged readings plus
two sit-down readings. These
are not experimental works but
plays under serious considera-
tion for MainStage and Stage II
seasons. Comments of those
who attend are considered by
the selection committee.
For tickets to "Oklahoma"
and to the readings, call
941-488-1115.


AN EVENING WITH YES
8 p.m. July 31.
Ford Amphitheatre,
4802 U.S. Highway 301 North,
Tampa.
813-740-2446
or www.ticketmaster.com.
'OKLAHOMA!'
July 31, Aug. 1-3 and Aug. 7- Aug. 9.
Venice Theatre
140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice.
941-488-1115.

GEORGE MICHAEL
8 p.m. Aug. 2.
St. Pete Times Forum
401 Channelside Drive, Tampa.
813-287-8844
or www.ticketmaster.com.

PROJECT REVOLUTION 2008
2 p.m. Aug. 2.
Ford Amphitheatre,
4802 U.S. Highway 301 North,
Tampa.
813-740-2446
or www.ticketmaster.com.

'DIVA AND THE ITALIAN GUY'
CABARET SHOW
Aug. 5 Aug. 6.
Visani
23490 Spencer Court,
Port Charlotte.
941-629-9191.

RASCAL FLATS
8 p.m. Aug. 16.
Ford Amphitheatre,
4802 U.S. Highway 301 North,
Tampa.
813-740-2446
or www.ticketmaster.com.

AMERICAN IDOLS LIVE
August 21.
St. Pete Times Forum
401 Channelside Drive, Tampa.
813-287-8844
or www.ticketmaster.com.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS
Aug. 22.
Ford Amphitheatre,
4802 U.S. Highway 301 North,
Tampa.
813-740-2446
or www.ticketmaster.com.


ROD STEWART
7:30 p.m. Aug. 28.
Ford Amphitheatre,
4802 U.S. Highway 301 North,
Tampa.
813-740-2446
or www.ticketmaster.com.
'FLASHBACK' FEATURING
THE MYSTIC ORCHESTRA
8 p.m. Aug. 29.
"Flashback -- the Classic Rock
Experience;' delivers the hit music
of the all-time greatest artists:
Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, the
Doors, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd
and more, presented in a
mind-boggling multimedia
spectacle one must see to believe.
St. Pete Times Forum
401 Channelside Drive, Tampa.
813-287-8844
or www.ticketmaster.com.
JOHN MAYER
7 p.m. Aug. 30.
Ford Amphitheatre,
4802 U.S. Highway 301 North,
Tampa.
813-740-2446
or www.ticketmaster.com.
JONAS BROTHERS
Sept. 4.
Ford Amphitheatre,
4802 U.S. Highway 301 North,
Tampa.
813-740-2446
or www.ticketmaster.com.
EXTREME FIGHTING
CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sept. 13.
St. Pete Times Forum
401 Channelside Drive, Tampa.
813-287-8844
or www.ticketmaster.com.
BRAD PAISLEY
Sept. 19.
Ford Amphitheatre,
4802 U.S. Highway 301 North,
Tampa.
813-740-2446
or www.ticketmaster.com.
'FORBIDDEN BROADWAY'
Sept. 5 Sept.21.
Venice Theatre
140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice.
941-488-1115.


CHRIS ISAAK with Lisa Loeb
Sept. 9.
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers.
239-481-4849
or www.bbmannpah.com.

'WELCOME BACK FROM IRAQ'
CONCERT
A concert to benefit Iraq war veter-
ans featuring country recording
artists Twinkle Schascal, Janid and
local band, the Armadillo Band.
Noon to 8 p.m. Sept. 13.
Charlotte County Fairgrounds,
2333 El Jobean Road (State Road
776), Port Charlotte.
Concerts from the Heart was creat-
ed by Margaret and Tony Rotondo.
The mission statement is to raise
funds using music events and fes-
tival celebrations then distributing
donations to individuals and orga-
nizations on an as needed basis.
The Welcome Back From Iraq con-
cert's specific goal is to aid return-
ing veterans and families from all
armed services. It is a ticker-tape
parade of sorts and celebration of
their return to show appreciation
for their service to the people of
America. Organizers are seeking
sponsors, bands, concessionaires,
veteran organizations, or anyone
else who would like to be a part of
the event. For more information,
call 941-423-1266 or e-mail
celinaflyguy@gmail.com.

SARA EVANS
8 p.m. Sept. 19
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers.
239-481-4849
or www.bbmannpah.com.

LISA WILLIAMS:
LIFE AMONG THE DEAD
7:30 p.m. Sept. 24.
As an Internationally acclaimed,
Medium and Clairvoyant, Lisa
Williams has an amazing ability to
communicate with loved ones and
friends who have passed on to the
'other side'.
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers.
239-481-4849
or www.bbmannpah.com.


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July 31 August 1, 2008


Mr. McFeely
arriving in our
neighborhood

Marie
Merchant
Let's Go! Editor
mmerchant@sun-herald.com

M McFeely
will make a speedy
delivery to our neighborhood,
or more specially, the G. WIZ
science museum in Sarasota
Saturday.
David Newell will bring his
"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood"
speedy delivery man character
to host story time from
12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. He will
also be available from 11 a.m. -
4 p.m. for autographs.
While at the museum, check
out "The How People Make
Things," a hands-on exhibit
inspired by "Mister Rogers'
Neighborhood."
G. WIZ will also be sponsoring
a Neighborhood Food Drive.
Visitors are encouraged to bring
a nonperishable food donation
to benefit the All Faiths Food
Bank in Sarasota. The book,
"Mister Roger's Neighborhood"
book will be given to anyone
making a donation.
Admission is $9 for adults,
G.WIZ general admission, $6
for children ages 3 to 18 and
$8 for seniors 65 and over.
Children under age 3 and
G.WIZ members are free.
G. Wiz is located in the
Sarasota cultural district at
The Blivas Science &
Technology Center, 1001
Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota.
For more information, visit
www.gwiz.org or call
941-309-4949.

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Let's Go! Editor
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Phone: 941-206-1145
E-mail: letsgo@sun-herald.com
Fax: 941-629-2085
Mail: 23170 Harborview Road,
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COVER STORY
July 31 August 1, 2008


'Oklahoma' at Venice Theatre


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Four weeks of concentrat-
ed tech work, costume mak-
ing, singing and dancing and
many run-throughs went into
"Oklahoma," the second
annual Summerstock presen-
tation at Venice Theatre.
Selected by audition, the
summerstock players were
directed by Brad Wages for
this year's production of the
classic Rogers and
Hammerstein musical.
The actors range upward
in age from 14 and all have a
desire to do more in the
world of theater. After
mounting a full-blown
Broadway musical within just
a month, every one of the
actors is that much closer to
being ready to live out his
dreams.
When produced in 1943
and for many years there-
after, "Oklahoma" had the
distinction of being the
"longest show on Broadway,"
Wages said.
Without cutting the meat
of the show, Wages managed
to shorten the production by
nearly 11 minutes.
Wages, also a professional
choreographer, did not cut
any of the high kicks that are
key to the big dance numbers
in the show.
Summerstock participants
have been at the theater daily
to paint, stitch, light and
publicize their show. Arriving

CALENDAR EXTRA

Sunrise Park opening
The Charlotte County
Commission invites the public
to the official opening of
Sunrise Park located on
Edgewater Drive near Port


PHOTOS PROVIDED BY VENICE THEATRE
From left to right: Cassie Lima as Laurey, Evan Glantz as Curley and
Will Betterton as Judd in 'Oklahoma' at Venice Theatre.


daily at 2 p.m., the young
actors work on technical
aspects of the show plus their
singing and dancing before a
30-minute dinner break and
then a lengthy evening run-
through of the show.
Student actors have
crawled catwalks, stitched
costumes and painted sets in
true summerstock fashion to
learn every aspect of play
production from the theater's
summerstock staff, which
includes most of the theater's
key production people and
educators: director/choreog-
rapher Wages; assistant direc-


Charlotte Blvd.,
Port Charlotte, at 11 a.m.
Thursday.
Sunrise Park was developed,
in part, with sales tax funds
and provides open space with
active and passive recreational


tor/choreographer Natalia
Mock; musical director
Michelle Kasanofsky; techni-
cal director Chris McVicker
and his assistant, Bill
Czarniak; production manag-
er Mark Dukes; sound
designer Dorian Boyd; cos-
tume designer Nicholas
Hartman; set designer
Michael Newton-Brown;
lighting designer Shawn
Watkins; and the theater's
director of education and
outreach, Sandy Davisson.
Boy's mother, Priscilla, an
administrator and school
nurse at St. Stephens


amenities for public use.
Set among a natural envi-
ronment of mangroves and the
beautiful, serene Sunrise
Waterway, the active elements
of the park include tennis
courts, a fishing pier,


Cassie Lima as Laurey and Evan
Venice Theatre.

Episcopal School is the pro-
duction coordinator.
While Summerstock play-
ers seemingly filled the the-
ater and all its various
rehearsal halls, costume
rooms and other nooks and
crannies, other young people
were involved in Venice
Theatre's Theatrefest pro-
gram, producing their own
show in late July.


canoe/kayak launch, a
restroom facility, a walking
trail and picnic facilities.
Bring your fishing pole, ten-
nis racket, walking shoes,
canoe or kayak and come join
us as we celebrate the opening


"Oklahoma" will be per-
formed from July 31 through
Aug. 9 on the main stage at
the Venice Theatre, 140 W
Tampa Ave., on the island in
downtown Venice. Tickets are
$15 per person. Call the box
office at 488-1115 or visit
www.venicestage.com. While
there, order tickets for Venice
Theatre's Summer Repertory
Series.


of Sunrise Park.
For more information,
please contact the Charlotte
County Parks, Recreation and
Cultural Resources
Department at
941-625-7529.


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ENTERTAINMENT
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July 31 August 1, 2008


2007 International Clown of the Year, Barbara Waters-Riddle,

presents the History of Clowning at Elsie Quirk Library


PROVIDED BY
THE ELSIE QUIRK LIBRARY
Sarasota County libraries and
the History Center are celebrat-
ing local history during the
month of August.
Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W
Dearborn St., Englewood will
kick off their celebration with an
array of opportunities to experi-
ence the sights and sounds of
the Circus.
Circus clowns bring joy to both
young and old. Our circus her-
itage has been a Sarasota tradi-
tion since John Ringling moved


the winter quarters of the
Ringling Bro. and Barnum &
Bailey Circus to Sarasota in
1927.
At 2 p.m. Friday, Barbara
Waters-Riddle, 2007
International Clown of the Year
from Clowns of America
International, will share her
expert knowledge of the history
of clowning in Venice. She will
share information about various
types of clowns, International
Clown Hall of Fame, the red
wagons and the Circus Parade.
Ms. Waters-Riddle's background


as the founder of Clowns Like
Us, teacher of the Art Of
Clowning, and a seasoned circus
performer, provides the enrich-
ing experiences that are sure to
bring the joy and excitement of
clowning to her presentation.
Immediately following this
presentation, two circus films
will be shown: The Circus and
our Community and Dolly
Jacobs, Pedro Reis: A Living
History. Both films are part of
the Community Video Archives
Collection. With a valid library
card, the films from this collec-


tion can be checked out at any
Sarasota County Library.
Community Video Archives was
established in 1991 with the
objective of documenting and
preserving the living history of
our community in professional-
ly produced biographic and the-
matic videos.
After the film showings, please
be sure to stop by the library
display case to see the clown &
circus memorabilia provided by
Circus Sarasota. Also take the
time to browse our collection of
historical poster reproductions


provided by the Ringling Circus
Museum on display throughout
the library.
During the month of August,
Elsie Quirk Library will be offer-
ing several local history pro-
grams. Take advantage of these
opportunities to learn more
about the history of the Sarasota
area.
For more information or to
register for this program, stop by
the library or call 941-861-5000
and ask about the Local History
programs at the Elsie Quirk
Library.


Golden Apple Dinner Theater season tickets on sale


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Sarasota's Golden Apple
Dinner Theater season tick-
ets are on sale for its 2008-
2009 production year, which
begins Sept. 30.
Four musicals are sched-
uled for the theater's 38th
year, which begins with
"Golddiggers of 1633," open-
ing Sept. 30 and playing
through Nov. 22. The show is
a spoof of the Moliere work,
"School For Wives." It will be
directed by Apple producer
Robert Ennis Turoff.
The remaining shows are

CALENDAR EXTRA

Artist reception
Gallery Joe Mathis presents
a reception for "Through the
Eyes of the Photographer," fea-
turing Ruth Spies, Brian E Call,
Rick Seekamp and Joe Mathis,
from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 1 at
403 Sullivan St., Swiss
Connections building in Punta
Gorda.
The public is invited to view
these artists and enjoy the
717th Swiss National Day cele-


"La Cage aux folles," running
Nov. 25-Jan. 18; "Sugar,"
(based on the film "Some
Like it Hot"), running Jan. 20-
March 22; and the Maury
Yeston and Arthur Kopit
American version of
"Phantom" running March
25-May 31. Both the
American and the Andrew
Lloyd Webber versions of the
book by Gaston Leroux and
both have lovely music and
falling chandeliers. The
American version is consid-
ered by many to be closer to
Leroux's story but is less
often seen simply because



bration. The exhibit will run
through Oct. 4 and is free and
open to the public.
All the featured artists
explore their love for nature
and present their individual
view through their lenses.
Ruth Spies, who is originally
from Chicago and now is
retired in Punta Gorda, at a
young age had an interest in
photography with the gift of
her first camera from her
father. Today, she continues to


the Webber version was the
first to hit Broadway and
win acclaim.
The Sarasota Golden Apple
Dinner Theatre is at 25 N.
Pineapple Ave., Sarasota.
Tickets include a buffet
lunch, supper or dinner pre-
ceding the show. Four-show
packages are $134-$162 per
person for the coming sea-
son. Three-show packages
are $100.50-$121.50 per per-
son, including meals. Call the
box office at 941-366-5454
or toll free at 800-652-0920
or visit
www.thegoldenapple.com.



pursue her passion for photog-
raphy; being especially drawn
to subjects in our natural
world.
Brian E Call is currently a
resident of Miami. His ultimate
goal with photography is to
encourage others to reconnect
with our imperiled natural
world. He discovered a passion
for nature photography in the
years following graduation
from Montserrat College of Art.
Rick Seekamp originally


Audition notice
The Golden Apple Dinner
Theater will hold auditions
for its winter 2008-2009
season from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. Aug. 11, at the
theater, 25 N. Pineapple Ave.,
Sarasota.
The season's shows are:
"The Golddiggers of 1633,
which will play from Sept.
30 through Nov. 22; "La Cage
Aux Folles," which will play
from Nov. 25 through Jan.
18; "Sugar: the Some Like It
Hot Musical," which will
play from Jan. 20 through


from NewYork, is a native of
Punta Gorda for 20 years. As a
self-taught photographer and
artist, he picked up his first
camera in South East Asia in
1971. During the last five years
he has been seriously involved
in photography. Through his
love of geometry, Seekamp's
goal is to embrace what others
take for granted and transform
everyday images into another
dimension.
Joe Mathis has enjoyed pho-


March 22; and the Maury
Yeston and Arthur Kopit
version of "Phantom," which
will play from March 25
through May 31.
Equity and non-Equity
actors, singers and dancers
are needed. For information
or to schedule an appoint-
ment, call 941-366-2646 or
send an email to produc-
tioncoordinator@thegolde-
napple.com. Those with
questions should call the
above phone number and
ask for Keith or Andrea.
Information from the Golden
Apple Dinner Theatre.


tography from early on. He has
always tried to capture nature
and the immediate surround-
ings through his camera lens.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. Monday to Saturday and
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the
Third Thursday Gallery Walk of
downtown Punta Gorda. For
more information, call 941-
639-8488, e-mail galleryjoe-
mathis@embarqmail.com or
go to www.swissconnection-
susa.com.






ENTERTAINMENT
July 31 -August 1, 2008


Banyan Theater presents 'Clean House'


Let's Go! Page 5


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Closing out the Banyan
Theater's summer season is a
play that has no bearing to the
TV show of the same name -
"Clean House."
This "Clean House" concerns
a cleaning woman named
Matilde who would prefer to
clean up on the comedy stage.
Playing Matilde in the Sarah
Ruhl play is Karina Barros, a
profession entertainer with
more than a decade in major
roles. Matilde is fresh from
Brazil and so is Barros who was
raised in Sao Paulo where she


attended college, earning a the-
ater performance degree, and
studied classical ballet, South
American dancing, hip hop
and other dances. She plays
guitar and is fluent in her
native Portuguese, Spanish
and English.
In "Clean House," which has
both comedic and tragic
themes running through its
convoluted storyline, Matilde
manages to find Virginia
(Geraldine Librandi), a woman
with a cleanliness fetish, to
clean the house so that she can
pursue her search for the per-
fect joke. The first detour


occurs when the would-be
comedian cleaner and the
actual cleaner come to the
conclusion that the husband,
Charles (Robert Herale) of
their client is cheating on Lane
Seva Anthony), his wife and
their client. Librandi appeared
in an earlier Banyan produc-
tion Inez in "Life X 3." She also
appeared in Sarasota at the
Asolo in the title role of
"Filumena."
Also appearing is Ann
Morrison as Ana, who is
befriended by both Charles and
Matilde as the plot thickens.
"Clean House" will be per-


formed in the Cook Theatre at
the Florida State University
Center for the Performing Arts,
5555 North Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota. Take Exit 213
(University Parkway) and travel
west toward the Ringling
museum complex. The FSU
center and parking is on the
right, just east of Bay Shore
Drive.
Single tickets are $28.50 per
person. For tickets, visit
www.banyantheatercompany.com.
For information, visit the
Web site or call 941-358-5330
to learn more about the plays
and the company.


PHOTO COURTESY OF THE
BANYAN THEATER COMPANY
Karina Barros as Brazilian house-
keeper Matilde in the Banyan
Theater production of "The Clean
House," by Sarah Ruhl,Aug.4-24 in
the Cook Theatre, 5555 North
Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. For tick-
ets, visit www.banyantheatercom-
pany.com. For information, visit the
Web site or call 941-358-5330.


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July 31 August 1, 2008


Disney adds more acreage to sports complex


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
The Walt Disney World Resort's
Wide World of Sports Complex is
on the grow again.
Its newest addition will be a
100-lane bowling center large
enough for national bowling
tournaments, which can attract
thousands of bowlers. Disney
will provide the land on which
an unnamed third party will
build the facility by 2011, when
Oseola County will host the first
of 13 United States Bowling
Congress (USBC) tournaments.
According to a release from
the Walt Disney Company,
Congress representatives worked
with representatives of the coun-


ty, Disney Sports Enterprises and
the Central Florida Sports
Commission to work out the
deal that is expected to generate
nearly $750 million for the area.
The complex name and spon-
sor are not expected to be
announced until later this sum-
mer or early fall, a Disney repre-
sentative said. It is expected to
take 16 to 18 months to build the
bowling center, which will have
stadium-style seating. The con-
gress deal is good through 2029.
When not being used for con-
gress tournaments, the lanes are
expected to be open to the public.
Wide World of Sports Complex
Disney's sports complex
already hosts some of the biggest


tournaments in such sports as
baseball, lacrosse, cross coun-
try, Tae Kwan Do, Karate, bas-
ketball, soccer and football.
There are more than 170
scheduled events. Coming up
in August this year will be the
Baseball Elite World Series,
Aug. 3-10; the USSSA Men's
Military World Series, Aug. 15-
17; the International Police
and Fire Games, Aug. 16-23;
the KSA Field Hockey Fall
Classic, Aug. 28-30; and the
Disneyland Health & Fitness
Expo, Aug. 29-30.
The Atlanta Braves team has
trained at the Wide World of
Sports complex for 11 years.
Games are played in a 9,500-
seat stadium, which is used


the rest of the year for many
other events.
Several major corporations
sponsor various aspects of the
complex. An example is Toro,
which is the official Field
Maintenance Provider.
Another is Sharpie, which
sponsors individual events
such as the Disney Golf
Classic.
The 80,000-square-foot
Jostens Center (sponsored by
Jostens) is used for volleyball,
basketball and roller hockey.
The Disney complex also has a
variety of playing fields, tennis
courts, cross country course
and the Milk House, which has
workout rooms, seats for 5,000
spectators and arena-type


space ofr competitions.
General admission to the
Disney sports complex is
$11.75 per person for adults 10
and older and $9 per person
for those ages 3-9. General
admission covers admission to
many events held at the com-
plex and includes admission
to practice sessions for the
Tampa Bay Buccaneers foot-
ball team which holds its sum-
mer training camp at the com-
plex from July 26 to mid-
August. Practices are generally
held in the morning and in the
afternoon. There are addition-
al charges for some special
events.
For information, call
407-W-DISNEY.


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HOLLYWOOD 20, 1993 Main St., Sarasota. 941-954-5768.
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The Dark Knight (PG-13) A-
With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and
District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out
to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good.
The triumvirate proves to be effective, but they
soon find themselves prey to a rising criminal
mastermind known as the Joker, who thrusts
Gotham into anarchy and forces the Dark
Knight ever closer to crossing the fine line
between hero and vigilante. 2 hrs. 32 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:05 a.m., 1:30, 4:45,
6:15,8:15,10
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 10 a.m.,
10:30 a.m., 1, 1:30, 4, 4:30, 7, 7:30, 10,
10:30
Hollywood 20: Noon, 1:50, 3:30, 4, 5:10,
7:15, 7:45, 8:30, 10:30, 11, 11:50 Fri-Sat;
Noon, 1:50, 3:30, 4, 5:10, 7:15, 7:45, 8:30,
10:30 Sun
Merchants Crossing: 10 a.m., 10:45 a.m.,
1:30, 2, 4, 5, 5:45, 8, 8:30, 9:15
Town Center 16: 12:20, 12:50, 1:20, 3:40,
4:10, 4:40, 7, 7:30, 8, 10:15, 10:45

Elsa and Fred (PG) A-
Elsa and Fred is a story about two people
who, at the end of the road, discover that it's
never too late to love... or to dream. Elsa is 82
years-old and for the past 60 years she's
dreamt of a moment that Fellini had already
envisaged: the scene of La Dolce Vita at the
Fontana di Trevi.The same scene without Anita
Ekberg in it but Elsa instead. Without Marcello
Mastroiani but with that love that took so long
to arrive. Alfredo is a bit younger than Elsa and
was always a good man who did everything he
was supossed to do. After losing his wife, he
feels disturbed and confused and his daughter
decides that it would be best if he moved into
a smaller apartment where he'll meet Elsa.
From that moment on, everything changes.
Burns Court: 3:40, 8:30

Get Smart (PG-13) B-
When the headquarters of U.S. spy agency
Control is attacked and the identities of its
agents compromised, the Chief (Alan Arkin)
has no choice but to promote his ever-eager
analyst Maxwell Smart (Steve Carell), who has
always dreamt of working in the field alongside
stalwart superstar Agent 23 (Dwayne "The
Rock" Johnson). Smart is partnered instead
with the only other agent whose identity has
not been compromised: the lovely-but-lethal
veteran Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway). As Smart
and 99 get closer to unraveling KAOS' master
plan they discover that key KAOS operative
Siegfried (Terence Stamp) and his sidekick
Shtarker (Kenneth Davitian) are scheming to
cash in with their network of terror.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:20 a.m., 12:45,
3:15
Hollywood 20: 12:55, 7:50
Merchants Crossing: 10:10 a.m., 12:45

Hancock (PG-13) C+
There are heroes... there are superheroes...
and then there's Hancock (Will Smith). With
great power comes great responsibility -
everyone knows that everyone, that is, but
Hancock. Edgy, conflicted, sarcastic, and mis-
understood, Hancock's well-intentioned heroics
might get the job done and save countless
lives, but always seem to leave jaw-dropping


damage in their wake. The public has finally
had enough as grateful as they are to have
their local hero, the good citizens of Los
Angeles are wondering what they ever did to
deserve this guy. Hancock isn't the kind of man
who cares what other people think until the
day that he saves the life of PR executive Ray
Embrey (Jason Bateman), and the sardonic
superhero begins to realize that he may have a
vulnerable side after all. Facing that will be
Hancock's greatest challenge yet and a task
that may prove impossible as Ray's wife, Mary
(Charlize Theron), insists that he's a lost cause.
1 hr. 32 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:25 a.m., 12:50,
3:10, 5:25, 8:25, 10:50 Fri-Sat; 10:25 a.m.,
12:50, 3:10, 5:25, 8:25, 10:40 Sun
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium:
11:30 a.m., 1:35,3:35,5:30, 7:35,9:30
Hollywood 20: 12:45, 3:10, 7:15, 9:30,
12:10 a.m., Fri-Sat; 12:45, 3:10, 7:15,
9:30 Sun
Merchants Crossing: 11:10 a.m., 1:35,
4:40, 7:10, 9:40
Town Center 16: 1:05, 3:30, 7:55, 10:40

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (PG-13) B
After an ancient truce existing between
humankind and the invisible realm of the fan-
tastic is broken, hell on Earth is ready to erupt.
A ruthless leader who treads the world above
and the one below defies his bloodline and
awakens an unstoppable army of creatures.
Now, it's up to the planet's toughest, roughest
superhero to battle the merciless dictator and
his marauders. 1 hr. 50 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 7:35, 10:35 Fri-Sat;
7:35, 10:25 Sun
Hollywood 20: 4:55,10:35
Merchants Crossing: 10:20 a.m., 1:10,
4:50, 7:45, 10:25
Town Center 16: 12:35, 3:55, 7:25, 10:10

Journey to the
Center of the Earth (PG) C+
During a scientific expedition in Iceland,
visionary scientist Trevor Anderson (Brendan
Fraser), his nephew Sean (Josh Hutcherson)
and their beautiful local guide, Hannah (Anita
Briem), are unexpectedly trapped in a cave
from which their only escape is to go deeper
and deeper into the depths of the Earth.
Traveling through never-before-seen worlds, the
trio comes face-to-face with surreal and
unimaginable creatures-including man-eating
plants, giant flying piranha, glow birds and ter-
rifying dinosaurs from days past. The adventur-
ers soon realize that as volcanic activity
increases around them, they must find a way
back to the Earth's surface before it is too late.
1hr. 32 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:10 a.m., 12:30,3,
5:30, 8:30, 11 Fri-Sat; 10:10 a.m., 12:30, 3,
5:30, 8:30, 10:45 Sun
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 1:20,
7:10,9:10
Hollywood 20: 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:50,
10:25, 12:45 a.m., Fri-Sat; 12:20, 2:40, 5,
7:50,10:25 Sun
Merchants Crossing: 10:35 a.m., 1:05,
4:20, 6:40, 9:20
Town Center 16: 12:45, 3:05, 5:25, 8:10,
10:25


Mamma Mia! (PG-13) B
Donna (Meryl Streep), an independent
hotelier in the Greek islands, is preparing for
her daughter's wedding with the help of two
old friends. Meanwhile Sophie, Donna's spirit-
ed daughter, has a plan of her own. She
secretly invites to the wedding three men from
her mother's past in hopes of meeting her real
father and having him escort her down the
aisle on her big day.
AMC Sarasota 12: 11 a.m., 2, 5, 7:45,
10:30
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 10:10
a.m., 12:30, 2:45, 5:05, 8, 10:15
Hollywood 20: 11:45 a.m., 12:15,2:30,
3:05, 5:05, 7:40, 8:10, 10:15, 10:55, 12:50
a.m., Fri-Sat; 11:45 a.m., 12:15, 2:30, 3:05,
5:05, 7:40, 8:10, 10:15, 10:55 Sun
Merchants Crossing: 11:15 a.m., 1:45,
4:30, 7:05, 9:45
Town Center 16: 12:25, 3:10, 7:35, 10:25

Mongol (R) B
Award-winning Russian filmmaker Sergei
Bodrov (Prisoner of the Mountains) illuminates
the life and legend of Genghis Khan in his
stunning historical epic, Mongol. Based on
leading scholarly accounts and written by
Bodrov and ArifAliyev, Mongol delves into the
dramatic and harrowing early years of the ruler
who was born as Temudgin in 1162.As it fol-
lows Temudgin from his perilous childhood to
the battle that sealed his destiny, the film
paints a multidimensional portrait of the future
conqueror, revealing him not as the evil brute
of hoary stereotype, but as an inspiring,
fearless and visionary leader. Mongol shows us
the making of an extraordinary man, and the
foundation on which so much of his greatness
rested: his relationship with his wife, Borte, his
lifelong love and most trusted advisor.
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 12:15,
9:15

The Mummy: Tomb of the
Dragon Emperor (PG-13) NEW
Brendan Fraser returns as explorer Rick
O'Connell to combat the resurrected Han
Emperor (Jet Li) in an epic that races from the
catacombs of ancient China high into the frigid
Himalayas. Rick is joined in this all-new adven-
ture by son Alex (Luke Ford), wife Evelyn (Maria
Bello) and her brother, Jonathan (John
Hannah). And this time, the O'Connells must
stop a mummy awoken from a 2,000-year-old
curse who threatens to plunge the world into
his merciless, unending service. Doomed by
a double-crossing sorceress (Michelle Yeoh)
to spend eternity in suspended animation,
China's ruthless Dragon Emperor and his
10,000 warriors have laid forgotten for eons,
entombed in clay as a vast, silent terra cotta
army. But when dashing adventurer Alex
O'Connell is tricked into awakening the ruler
from eternal slumber, the reckless young
archaeologist must seek the help of the only
people who know more than he does about
taking down the undead: his parents.
1 hr. 54 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:30 a.m., 12:15,
1:15, 3:30, 4:15, 6:30, 7:15, 9:30, 10:15
FrankTheatres Galleda Stadium: 10:15 a.m.,
11:15 a.m., 12:45, 2, 3:15, 4:45, 5:45, 7:15,
8:15, 9:45, 10:35


Hollywood 20: 11:30 a.m., noon, 12:4(
2:10, 2:40, 3:15, 4:50, 5:20, 5:50, 7:30,
8:25, 10:10, 10:30, 11, 12:45 a.m., Fri-S,
10:30 a.m., noon, 12:40, 2:10, 2:40, 3:15
4:50, 5:20, 5:50, 7:30, 8, 8:25, 10:10,
10:30, 11 Sun
Merchants Crossing: 10:30 a.m., 11:30
1:15, 2:15, 4:15, 5:15, 7:15, 8:15, 10
Town Center 16: 12:10, 12:40, 1:10, 2
3:20,3:50, 5:30, 7:20, 7:50,8:20, 10, 1

Space Chimps (G)
Two NASA chimps are sent to a galaxy I
far away. One chimp has 'The Right Stuff; a
the other, a good natured goofball, has 'Th
Wrong Stuff! The two chimps find themselves
on a strange, uncharted planet, where they
embark on a fantastical journey to save its
inhabitants from a tyrannical leader.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:45 a.m., 12:55,
3:05, 5:20
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium:
11:10 a.m., 3:10, 5:10
Hollywood 20: 12:30, 2:55, 5:15, 7:20
12:15 a.m., Fri-Sat; 12:30, 2:55, 5:15,
7:20 Sun
Merchants Crossing: 10:05 a.m., 2:30,
4:55
Town Center 16: 12:55, 3:15, 7:15

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Brennan Huff (Will Ferrell) and Dale Doback
(John C. Reilly) have one thing in common:
they are both lazy, unemployed leeches who
still live with their parents. When Brennan's
mother and Dale's father marry and move in
together, it turns the overgrown boys' world
upside down. Their insane rivalry and narcis-
sism pull the new family apart, forcing them
to work together to reunite their parents.
1 hr. 35 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10 a.m., 12:25,2:45,
5:15, 8, 10:45 Fri-Sat; 10 a.m., 12:25, 2:45,
5:15, 8, 10:35 Sun
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 11 a.m.,
1:15,3:30,5:45,8:10,10:20
Hollywood 20: 11:50 a.m., 12:20,2:20,
2:50, 4:45, 5:15, 7:10, 7:40, 9:35, 10:10,
midnight, 12:30 a.m., Fri-Sat; 11:50 a.m.,
12:20, 2:20, 2:50, 4:45, 5:15, 7:10, 7:40,
9:35, 10:10 Sun
Merchants Crossing: 11 a.m., 1:50, 4:25,
7, 9:30
Town Center 16: Noon, 12:30, 2:25, 3:25,
4:50, 7:10, 7:40, 9:35, 10:05

Swing Vote (PG-13) NEW
Bud Johnson (Kevin Costner), an apathetic,
beer-slinging, lovable loser, is coasting through
a life that has passed him by. The one bright
spot is his precocious, over-achieving 12-year-
old daughter Molly. She takes care of both of
them, until one mischievous moment on
Election Day, when she accidentally sets off a
chain of events which culminates in the elec-
tion coming down to one vote... her dad's.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:15 a.m., 1, 4:30,
7:30,10:20
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium:
10:45 a.m., 1:45, 5, 7:40, 10:10
Hollywood 20: 1:10, 4:40, 7:45, 10:35
Merchants Crossing: 10:15 a.m., 1, 4:45,
7:30, 10:15
Town Center 16: 12:15, 3, 7:45, 10:40


Up The Yangtze (NR) B
A luxury cruise boat motors up the Yangtze
- navigating the mythic waterway known in
China simply as "The River." The Yangtze is
about to be transformed by the biggest hydro-
electric dam in history. At the river's edge a
young woman says goodbye to her family as
the floodwaters rise towards their small home-
stead.The Three Gorges Dam contested
symbol of the Chinese economic miracle -
provides the epic backdrop for Up the Yangtze,
a dramatic feature documentary on life inside
modern China. 93 mins.
Burns Court: 1:30, 6:15

WALL-E (G) A-
What if mankind had to leave Earth, and
somebody forgot to turn the last robot off?
Wall-E, a robot, spends every day doing what
he was made for. But soon, he will discover
what he was meant for.
AMC Sarasota 12: 11;15 a.m., 1:45, 4:05,
6:45, 9:15
Frank Theatres Galleda Stadium: 10:05 a.m.,
2:35, 4:45, 7
Hollywood 20: 12:05, 2:35, 5, 7:30, 10,
12:35 a.m., Fi-Sat; 12:05,2:35,5, 7:30,10 Sun
Merchants Crossing: 10:40 a.m., 1:25,
4:05, 6:50, 9:10
Town Center 16: 12:05, 2:45, 5:20, 8:05,
10:35

Wanted (R) B-
Wes (James McAvoy) was the most disaf-
fected, cube-dwelling drone the planet had
ever known. Until he met a woman named Fox
(Angelina Jolie). After his estranged father is
murdered, the deadly sexy Fox recruits Wes
into the Fraternity, a secret society that trains
Wes to avenge his dad's death by unlocking
his dormant powers. As she teaches him how
to develop lightning-quick reflexes and phe-
nomenal agility Wes discovers this team lives
by an ancient, unbreakable code: carry out
the death orders given by fate itself. Wes will
come to learn what no one could ever teach
him: he alone controls his destiny
Hollywood 20: 12:50,3:25, 6:45, 9:25,
12:05 a.m., Fi-Sat; 12:50,3:25,6:45,9:25 Sun
Merchants Crossing: 7:25, 10:30

The X-Files:
I Want to Believe (PG-13) C+
It is a stand-alone story in the tradition of
some of the show's most acclaimed and
beloved episodes, and takes the complicated
relationship between Fox Mulder (David
Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson)
in unexpected directions. Mulder continues his
unshakable quest for the truth, and Scully, the
passionate, ferociously intelligent physician,
remains inextricably tied to Mulder's pursuits.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:35 a.m., 1:40, 4:25,
7, 9:45
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 10:20
a.m., 12:45, 3, 5:20, 7:45, 10:10
Hollywood 20: 12:35, 3:25, 7:25, 9:40,
10:25, 12:50 a.m., Fri-Sat; 12:35, 3:25, 7:25,
9:40,10:25 Sun
Merchants Crossing: 10:50 a.m., 1:20,
4:35, 7:20, 10:10
Town Center 16: 1, 3:35, 7:05, 9:50, 10:20


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Student Art Show
The North Port Art Center,
5950 Sam ShaposWay, is pre-
senting a Student Art Show
through Aug. 29. There will be
an opening reception at 7 p.m.
Thursday. The public is invited
to view artwork created by chil-
dren and adults, as well as
pieces from the Art Center
teachers. The solo gallery art
show features the paintings and
fiber art of Louise Hall.
For more information, call
941-423-6460.
'Sleeping Beauty' and
'Willy Wonka Junior'
The Lemon Bay Performing
Arts Academy will be present-
ing their summer camp per-
formances of "Sleeping
Beauty" and "WillyWonka
Junior." There will be two
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auditorium at Lemon Bay
High School, 2201 Placida
Road, Englewood.
The first play, "Sleeping
Beauty," is performed with the
cast of young campers in
kindergarten through fourth
grade. After a short intermis-
sion will be a performance of
"Willy Wonka Junior," with a
cast of campers including
middle and high school chil-
dren. Ticket holders can view
both plays for the same price.
Jennifer Kelly is the camp's
executive director and she
directs both plays, assisted by
choreographer Sarah Baer,
accompanied by Beth
Morrison and Jackie Cushman.
Tickets cost $10 for adults and
$5 for children under 12, and
can be purchased in person at
the box office or by phone
during open box office hours.
For more information, call
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National Night Out
The Punta Gorda Police
Department announced that
Tuesday is the scheduled date
for the annual City of Punta
Gorda National Night Out. The
event will be held from
5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the
Cooper Street Recreation
Center, 650 Mary St.,
Punta Gorda.
Now in its third year in
Punta Gorda, National Night
Out is a crime and drug pre-
vention event that has been
held nationally for 25 years.
According to the NNO Web
site, www.nationaltown-
watch.org/nno, the National
Night Out is designed to:
heighten crime and drug pre-
vention awareness; generate
support for, and participation
in, local anticrime programs;
strengthen neighborhood spir-
it and police-community part-
nerships; and send a message
to criminals letting them know
that neighborhoods are
organized and fighting back.
The Police Department
would like to invite the public
to join in this year's event and
encourages them to enjoy the
wide range of fun and free
activities. There will be a dunk
tank, giveaways from local
merchants, free food and
drinks, displays by the police
and fire departments, catering
by Smuggler's Enterprises, a
bounce house, free popcorn
and snow cones, and a raffle
for prizes.

Elber's School
of Rock
Productions/Elber's School
of Rock will be hosting a free
concert/showcase at
Fishermen's Village Center
Court from 10 a.m. 2 p.m.
Aug. 9.
Headlining the concert will
be Phil Coale, a young local
artist who continues to win
fans over with his catchy song-
writing, eccentric guitar play-
ing and exciting live perfor-
mances. With the anticipated


release date of his album at
the end of August, Phil and his
production team are ready to
take the next step to get this
young performer on the road.
Several other artists slated
to open the showcase are: The
Decor, a power trio out of
Sarasota, who have a sound
and style that is hard to resist.
They have been performing as
a group for more than two
years, and have also opened in
the past for Phil Coale. Their
live performance is crazy
funny and their songwriting is
very much in tune with the hot
sounds of today. Also appear-
ing will be Hip Hop Artist J-Dez
and G.M.A. J-Dez is a rapper
that many will agree, is one of
the next new hot artists to
come out of the Southwest
Florida area.
Fishermen's Village is
located off Marion Avenue
in Punta Gorda.

National Marina Day
On Aug. 9, Fishermen's Village
Yacht Basin, located in Punta
Gorda, will observe National
Marina Day. It is a time when
marinas across the nation cele-
brate their contribution to boat-
ing recreation. It is also a time
to reflect on the value of marine
recreation to our community.
The University of Florida has
reported that Florida is the top
ranked destination for marine
recreation in the United States,
with an estimated 4.3 million
boating participants. According
to the Marine Industries
Association of Florida,"marine
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output, recreational boating is
Florida's largest industry.
Unfortunately, according to the
University of Florida, publicly
assessable marinas in Florida
are being displaced by private
land uses, in particular, condo-
minium development which
converts existing public docks
into private use. On National
Marina Day, Fishermen's Village
Yacht Basin rededicates itself to
being a local, environmental
friendly public destination serv-
ing as a gateway for boaters to
enjoy on of Florida's great
national resources,
Charlotte Harbor.
In observance of National
Marina Day, and as a way of
saying "thank you" to our local
boating community for its sup-
port, Fishermen's Village Yacht
Basin will be providing free
docking for the two-day event,
and hosting 70 vessels repre-
senting eight local boat clubs.
There will be displays and pro-
motions by marine-related
organizations including the
United States Coast Guard, and
various environmental groups
involved with Charlotte Harbor.
Fishermen's village Yacht Basin
is a Florida state-designated
"Clean Marina," and participat-
ing boaters will be asked to sign
a "Clean Boater" pledge card
during the event.

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7 p.m. on Aug. 15 in
MacDonald Hall at First
Presbyterian Church of Port
Charlotte. MacDonald Hall is
located at 2230 Hariet Street.
This evening of vocal music
will encompass classical music
to Broadway show tunes, from
folk to sacred something for
everyone! The setting will be
"coffee-house" style, with
round tables, specialty coffees
with baked goods all for only
a suggested $5 donation.
The Choraliers is a select
20-person vocal group of
singers from the North Port
Chorale, also directed by Pat
Prentzel. This specialty group,
which began with the 2004-
2005 season, performs a wide
variety of musical genres, and
in addition to performing with
the Chorale, they are available
to perform throughout the
community at special events
and occasions.
For more information,
call 941-423-7335.

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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.
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
* Braemar Pub & Family Restaurant
2440 S. McCall Road, Englewood.
4 p.m. 8 p.m. Sunday, karaoke
by WAM Entertainment.
- Calico Jack's
1950 Beach Road., Englewood.
941-475-8671.
9:30 p.m.- 1:30 a.m. Friday Saturday,
live music.
- 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.
Mookeys Bar & Grill
4821 Placida Road, Grove City.
941-697-0349.
8:30 p.m. Friday Saturday, karaoke.
* New Blue Lagoon
2000 Oyster Creek Drive, Englewood.
941-473-7796.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m. Saturday, c.u. Later Gator.

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.
7 p.m 10 p.m. Wednesday and
Saturday, karaoke.


PORT CHARLOTTE
*American Legion Post 110
3152 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte.
941-629-7746.
7 p.m. 10 p.m. Saturday, Harmony.
Tuesday, Bingo. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.
Games begin at 6 p.m.
* 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
tournaments with registration at 6 p.m.
4 p.m. Saturday, Texas Hold 'em Poker
tournaments with registration at 3 p.m.
SCoyote'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.
941-764-6825.
5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Friday Saturday,
dinner and entertainment.
* Gatorz Bar & Grill
3816 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-625-5000.
Live bands Saturday night.
* 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, live music.
8 p.m. midnight Saturday, live music.
- 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.
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Friday, Full Tilt.
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Saturday,
karaoke with Philly Billy.
1 p.m. Tuesday, Texas Hold 'em Poker
tournament with registration at noon.
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Wednesday, karaoke,
open mike with Philly Billy.
. Port Charlotte Elks #2153
20225 Kenilworth Blvd.,
off Veterans Blvd., Port Charlotte.
941-627-9811.
5:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m.,
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23241 Bayshore Road, Charlotte Harbor.
941-743-2800.
6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Wednesday,
Friday, Saturday, live entertainment
in the Sinatra Room Lounge.
* Portside
3636 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-629-3055.
9 p.m.- 1 a.m. Thursday, Ladies night
with DJ T.
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Saturday, '80s Night with
video games, pricing and DJ T
with '80s music.
9 p.m. Tuesday, DJ T.
SQ's Sports Bar and Girl
4030 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-764-6969.
3 p.m. Thursday, Texas Hold 'em Poker.


8 p.m. Thursday, ACS League 8 Ball.
10:30 p.m. Thursday, $100 First Place
Open 8 Ball Tournament.
7 p.m. Friday, Texas Hold 'em Poker
8 p.m. Friday, 9 Ball Texas Express.
3 p.m. Saturday, Texas Hold 'em Poker.
7 p.m. Saturday, Texas Hold 'em Poker.
8 p.m. Saturday, 8 Ball. League rules.
7 p.m. Sunday, Texas Hold 'em Poker.
7 p.m. Monday, Texas Hold 'em Poker.
8 p.m. Monday, APA 9 Ball League.
8 p.m. Tuesday, Q's Texas Express
9 Ball League.
3 p.m. Wednesday, Texas Hold 'em Poker.
7 p.m. Wednesday, Texas Hold 'em Poker.
8 p.m. Wednesday, APA 8 Ball League.

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* Sports City
4660 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-627-6264.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m. Thursday,
Fakahatchee.
8 p.m. midnight Friday,
Sammy J and The Guys.
8 p.m. midnight Saturday,
EZ Money Band.
4 p.m. 6 p.m. Sunday, Chiki Monkey.
Monday, closed.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m.Tuesday,
Karaoke with Marlene.
7 p.m. 11 p.m. Wednesday,
Tobacco Road.
* Stogies Sports Bar & Venue
1225 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-766-1161.
10 p.m. 2 a.m. Thursday, Raggae,
Raggaeton and Hip-Hop. Ladies no
cover. Guys $5.
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Friday, Bike night with
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1059 Tamiami Trail,
Port Charlotte.
941-625-3930.
11:30 p.m. Friday, Cosmic Bowl.
8 p.m. Saturday, Cosmic Bowl.
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23241 Bay Shore Drive,
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941-743-2800.
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941-629-9191.
8 p.m. Thursday Friday, live comedy
with Tomy Tone and Roy Haber.
7:30 p.m., 10 p.m. Saturday, live
comedy with Tony Tone and Roy Haber.
7:30 p.m.Tuesday, Diva & The Italian Guy.
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941-225-1080.
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8 p.m. Saturday, DJ Ron.
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PUNTA GORDA
* Bin 82 Tasting Room
258 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda.
941-916-9581.
8 p.m. 11 p.m. Friday, Marcus Lee.
8 p.m.- 11 p.m. Saturday, Jay Webber.
* 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 at the piano.
- Danny's Deep Creek Pub
24901 Sandhill Blvd. Unit 14,
Punta Gorda.
941-764-0640.
7:30 p.m. Thursday, DJ Pete.
9:30 p.m. Friday, karaoke contest
qualifier.
9:30 p.m. Saturday, karaoke
with Danny.
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, karaoke with Danny.
Free Poker and Black Jack every night.
- Dean's South of the Border
130 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda.
7 p.m.- 10 p.m.Thursday, Terry Hogan.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m. Saturday,
Storm Surge.
4 p.m. 7 p.m. Sunday, Salty Sam.
- Fishermen's Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade,
Punta Gorda.
941-639-8721.
5 p.m. 9 p.m. Friday, Dan & Sunny.
5 p.m. 9 p.m. Saturday, The Top Hats.
7 p.m. 9 p.m. Wednesday, country line
dance lessons, $3 per person,
center court.
c 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.Tuesday, live music.
8 p.m. Wednesday, Texas
Hold 'em Poker.
H 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.
- River City Grill
131 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda
941-639-9080.
8 p.m. 11 p.m. Friday, Terry Hogan.
8 p.m.- 11 p.m. Saturday, Mike Hirst.
* 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, Low Rent.
8 p.m. midnight Saturday,
Tight Squeeze.
6p.m.- 10 p.m. Tuesday,
Tim & Rosanne.
6 p.m.- 10 p.m. Wednesday,
Sudden Impact.
*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.

SARASOTA
* Club Escapes
3218 Clark Road, Sarasota.
941-925-4144.
Saturday, Voces Libres playing live.
Wednesday, techno music.
- Five O'clock Club
1930 Hillview St., Sarasota.
941-366-5555.
10 p.m. Friday, Big Night Out.
10 p.m. Saturday, G Force.
- Fly
2831 N. Tamiami Trail., Sarasota.
941-360-1788.
Hip-hop, '80s, Motown and R & B.
- The Gator Club
1490 Main St. Sarasota.
941-366-5969.
Monday, Texas Hold-em tournament;
Dancing to live music 7 nights a week.
- Hammerhead Reds Sports Tavern
and Grille
501 N. Beneva Road. Sarasota.
941-951-6998.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday,
live bands.
- Michael's on East
1212 S. East Ave., Sarasota.
941-366-0007.
Piano bar and lounge. Live music
every Wednesday.


VENICE/NOKOMIS
- 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.- 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.
6 p.m. Tuesday, Jimi Banks.
6 p.m. Wednesday, karaoke with Bruno.
- Saltwater Cafe
1071 N.Tamiami Trail, Nokomis.
941-488-3775.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m. Friday, Gary Lesher.
7 p.m. 11 p.m. Saturday, Gary Lesher.
11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m., Sunday Brunch,
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,
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7092 Placida Rd.
(water taxi adjacent to Leverock's)
(941) 697-0566
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2095 N. Beach Rd. I ) $$
(941) 475-3500
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1400 Aqua View Ln.
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5201 Heron Creek Blvd.
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14595 Tamiami Trail
(941) 429-2150
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ROAD TRIP
July 31 -August 1, 2008


Oscar Scherer State Park


is for kids of all ages


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By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
With the high price of gaso-
line, this is the perfect time
to go camping at a state park,
especially one close to home.
For Sun readers, Oscar
Scherer State park in Osprey
is the prefect choice. Open
365 days a year, Oscar
Scherer offers overnight
camping, hiking trails, canoe-
ing and kayaking, swimming
in a freshwater lake, the
chance to view wildlife where
it lives and spectacular
scenery for less than the cost
of a day's parking at one of
the big theme parks in
Orlando.
Whether you go for a day or
more, pack plenty of sun-
screen, water for pets and
people, hats to shield heads
from the sun, picnic baskets,
your favorite camping gear
and binoculars and a camera.
Early morning hours and
the hours near sunset are the
coolest times to visit.
Photographers will find those
times perfect for spectacular
photos and also the best
times to spot the native
wildlife. Wednesday morn-
ings, join a guided canoe trip
with one of the rangers. No
matter how observant you
think you are, the ranger will
be able to point out at least a
dozen things you might oth-
erwise miss, simply because
the rangers know the park
inside and out and know just
where to find a gopher tor-
toise, an eagle's nest, alliga-
tors, osprey, scrub jays and
native plants in bloom. After
paddling through some of
Florida's most beautiful
scenery and imagining what
it must have been like to be
one of the first people to dis-
cover this land, kick back at


What: Oscar Scherer State Park
Address: 1843 South Tamiami Trail,
Osprey.
Phone: 941-483-5956.
Fax: 941-480-3007.
Hours: 8 a.m.-sundown, 365 days a
year.
Pets: Well-behaved pets on a 6-foot
hand-held leash permitted in camp-
ground and visitor recreation area.
No permitted in restrooms, swimming
areas, canoes or near playground
equipment. Service animals allowed
throughout the park.
Admission: $4 per vehicle for up to
four people or $3 at sunset. Annual
family pass is $85.60, individual
pass is $42.
Camping, canoe rental and other
fees: Call for information.

the beach near Moss Lake,
soak up some sun for a bit
before heading to one of the
picnic pavilions for lunch. In
the afternoon, take a shady
walk (it may be too hot for
hiking) or find a restful spot
to sit in the shade and finally
read that book you have been
putting aside.
Have an early dinner and
enjoy the setting sun in the
park. It is not the same as at
the beach but just as special.

Flora and fauna
Oscar Scherer Park con-
tains some acres of protected
scrubby and pine flatwoods
- the perfect home for
Florida scrub-jays, a threat-
ened species. The park also is
home to alligators, bald
eagles, bobcats, gopher tor-
toises, indigo snakes and
river otters. There are 15
miles of trails within the
park. The park's acreage is
about one-half of the coun-
ty's scrubby flatwoods-type
land. Most of the rest,
because it is high and dry,
has been purchased by
developers. Wildlife has born


Take Interstate 75 north to Exit 195
(Laurel Road). Take Laurel west to
U.S. 41 and U.S. 41 north to the
park entrance. From the north, take
1-75 south to Exit 200 (S.R.-681)
Turn right on U.S. 41.The park will be
on the right.Take Interstate 75 to Exit
213 (University Parkway). Travel west
toward Bay Shore Road, crossing
U.S. 41. Parking is to the right just
before Bay Shore Road in the lot
serving the Florida State University
Center for the Performing Arts. Park
in the northwest area of the lot as
you enter to be close to the muse-
um's Visitor Center building just
beyond the former gates to Ca d'Zan.

the brunt of this, especially
the Scrub-Jays which need
this type of land for their
nests.
The pine flatwoods are a
legacy of the early days when
turpentine ruled in much of
the area. The pines and other
plantlife welcome wood-
peckers, warblers, gopher
tortoises and occasional
white-tailed deer. The pine
trees were the source of the
resin used to make turpen-
tine, one of the state's largest
industries at the turn of the
20th century. Some of the
trees used remain and can be
identified by the slash marks
which caused the trees to
"bleed" resin.
South Creek is a perfect
freshwater stream for fishing,
canoeing and kayaking. Both
craft can be rented or you
can bring your own. Motors
are not permitted on bikes or
boats.

Facilities
There are picnic pavilions,
which can be reserved; pic-
nic tables and grills, camp-
sites with complete facilities
such as showers and toilets
and campsites for groups like


SUN PHOTO BY KIM COOL
Fish for bluegills, largemouth bass and catfish in Lake Osprey or sim-
ply float along in a canoe or kayak, enjoying the ever-changing views.


scout troops. Volunteers care
for several indoor displays
and exhibits. There are
videos about the park's vari-
ous facets which are shown
on occasion.
Rental bikes and canoes
are available by the hour or
the day. A ramp is available
for launching them at the
South Creek Picnic area.
There are three play-
grounds, all accessible. Two
picnic sites are ADA-accessi-
ble and there are ADA-acces-
sible restrooms within the
park. All three playgrounds
are ADA-accessible.
There is a ground grill area
in the campground where
campers who bring their own
firewood, may make a camp-


fire. During dry weather such
as we had at the beginning of
the summer, campfires are
not allowed.
Lake Osprey is stocked for
fishing. It contains catfish
and bluegill, bream and
largemouth bass. Fish from a
dock or canoe or kayak.
Licenses are needed by those
15 and over. The dock is
ADA-accessible. Swimming
and snorkeling also are pop-
ular in the lake.
Seven of the park's many
campsites are ADA-accessi-
ble. For information on spe-
cific facilities, fees charged
and the costs involved for
camping, call the ranger sta-
tion at 941-483-5956.
Reservations are suggested.




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