Title: Venice gondolier sun
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Title: Venice gondolier sun
Alternate Title: Venice gondolier
Gondolier
Physical Description: v. : ill. (some col.) ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Venice Gondolier Sun
Publisher: Venice Gondolier Sun
Place of Publication: Venice Fla
Publication Date: August 15, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: semiweekly
regular
 Subjects
Subject: Newspapers -- Venice (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Sarasota County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Sarasota -- Venice
Coordinates: 27.098611 x -82.438889 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 56, no. 7 (April 4-6. 2001)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Issue for April 4-6, 2001 also called April 4, 2001.
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Crash victim loved family, flying


BY JON BRANTHOOVER
STAFF WRITER

The man who died in DeSoto
County Wednesday afternoon
after losing control of his plane
shortly after take-off was a
prominent figure in Venice Mu-
nicipal Airport circles.
"He was very passionate
about the community," said Ann
Hudson. "He loved life, loved his
family, loved flying."
Robert Hudson, 72, and his
wife had moved here from Ohio
in the late 1970s to start a new
life together, bringing his knowl-
edge of mechanics and his pas-
sion of flying to the Suncoast. He
was the owner and operator of
the Auto Service Center of Ven-
ice, located next to the Venice
Avenue Bridge, for 37 years.
Hudson was less than nine
months into retirement when he
was killed.
He bought the vintage 1946
single-engine ER Coupe that he
died in two years ago, after los-
ing his larger, twin-engine Ces-
sna Skymaster in a fire at the
Venice Municipal Airport.
According to his friend and
fellow pilot George Walter, Hud-
son's ER had a top speed of
around 100 mph.
"It wasn't a fast plane, but it
was renowned by pilots for its
ability to maneuver tight land-
ing spaces," he said.
Great pilot
With nearly 50 years of flying


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PHOTO COURTESY OF ANN HUDSON
Robert Hudson, shown here with wife Ann, died in a plane crash in DeSoto County Wednesday.


experience, Hudson was com-
fortable landing his plane on a
patch of ground that his step-
son, Andrew Daniels of North
Port, had recently converted
into a landing strip for his own
aircraft on property in DeSoto.
Hudson had flown to the airfield
about a dozen times before
without incident, Walter said.
"He was a great pilot and he
flew nearly everyday since he


retired," he said.
According to authorities, he
lost control of his plane as he left
Daniels' ranch, hitting a tree and
tumbling several hundred feet
before coming to rest upside
down on a neighboring proper-
ty, the B & R Ranch, next to
Sandhill Mining Co. off Kings
Highway. He was alone in the
plane.
DeSoto County Sheriff Vern-


on Keen said said he believed
Daniels called in the crash.
Farmworkers also called in the
crash, he said.
"Andrew told me that he
heard some sputtering from the
plane before it started to go
down," Walter said. "I can't obvi-
ously say for sure what hap-
pened though."

Please see FLYING, 6A


Low numbers but no hitches


SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.com
Commuters are expressing concern about the traffic flow through the U.S
41/Laurel Road intersection.

Nokomis residents worried

about U.S. 41 safety


BY GERALD A. ROGOVIN
CORRESPONDENT

Traffic at Laurel Road and
U.S. 41 in Nokomis is, depend-
ing on your age, a demolition
derby or a kamikaze attack.
Either definition describes an
alarming problem that devel-
oped when the highway was
widened.
Younger motorists have re-
ferred to the intersection as a
demolition derby: Skilled drivers
ram old vehicles into each other
until one remains running.
Older drivers have described
it as a kamikaze attack. Kami-
kazes were Japanese pilots in
World War II assigned to make
suicidal attacks on American
warships.
Currently, only one traffic
lane exists for vehicles moving
east on Laurel Road and cross-
ing U.S. 41. But it was planned
for use exclusively for right turns
onto the highway to go south.
Traffic moving east and west


Good morning,
Gondolier Sun
subscriber,
MARY KRALL


across the highway on Laurel is
limited to the middle lane of
three.
A back-up of traffic on Laurel
west of 41 is the result. It creates
a jam at the Laurel Road en-
trance into the shopping mall on
the southwest side of the road
and into a CVS parking area
across the road.
Until the highway was wid-
ened, it was possible to leave the
mall to drive south on 41 or
cross it to go north from the
Saltwater Cafe. But a median
was closed and ended those
choices.
Safety improvements, includ-
ing directional lines painted on
the pavement, and a new sign
are scheduled by early fall by the
county transportation depart-
ment. But frustrated residents
turned to the Nokomis Area
Civic Association for more im-
mediate help.
According to NACA President

Please see SAFETY, 7A


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OPINION
POLICE BEAT
SPORTS
WEATHER


BY ED SCOTT
STAFF WRITER

The signs are out that the
political season is gaining mo-
mentum in Sarasota County.
Not just the candidates' signs,
of which there are many.
A poll worker worried Tues-
day that a car sporting a candi-
date sign was parked too close to
the supervisor's office at Bis-
cayne Plaza, in North Port.
Candidates were out, waving
and smiling, keeping the proper
distance (100 feet) from polling
places this week, as early prima-
ry voting began Monday at
Sarasota County Supervisor of
Elections offices in Sarasota,
Venice and North Port, and four
remote locations.
Some voters hoping to cast
early votes for John McCain or
Barack Obama in the presiden-
tial race went away disappoint-
ed. Early voting for the general
election begins Oct. 20 and ends
Nov. 2.
Some 817 ballots were cast


Monday, 1,567 through 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday.
"Things are going well," said
Supervisor of Elections Kathy
Dent, who is seeking re-election
this year. "I'm not having as high
a turnout as I had expected, but
it's still early in the early-voting
process."
Early voting is held seven
days a week at the all seven
polling offices: Monday through
Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30
p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5
p.m. It concludes Sunday, Aug.
24 at 5 p.m.
Election Day the general
election is not until Nov. 4,
but the primary election will be
held on Aug. 26.
Even though this is early vot-
ing for a primary election, "there
are quite a few things for people
with no party affiliation to vote on
in this election," such as the
(Barbara) Gross-(Shannon) Staub
county commission race, two


Please see LOW, 6A


SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.com
Early voting turnout has been lower than expected, but candidates are
ready to try to exert last-minute influence on those who do show up.

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Windfall


is answer


to budget


problems


Council decides against a
millage rate increase after
reaping $2 million in
one-time funds thanks to
a fiscal decision made
two years ago.

BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR

A happy accident stunned
Venice City Council members
this week.
Council learned Thursday
that the city of Venice is $2 mil-
lion wealthier due to the transi-
tion from a city-run pension sys-
tem to the Florida Retirement
System.
It's likely to change what
might have been a tough budget
cycle with the prospect of
increasing the millage rate to
fund new city programs into
one that pleases just about
everybody without any millage
increase.
"I get the sense council would
be unlikely to change the mill-
age (rate) as long as it raises
taxes. At the same time I am cog-
nizant of the issue ... raised
which is ... we might be tying
our hands for the future," said
Mayor Ed Martin.
"Until Jeff (Snyder, finance
director) announced today there
was alternative funding, I was
considering we go up a little bit
(with the millage rate) to handle
some of those key expenses.
Basically that is off the table
now."
Dust settles
State actuaries informed Sny-
der of the windfall only two
weeks ago, just in time for bud-
get deliberations.
The windfall wasn't expected,
Snyder said. In fact, he anticipat-
ed the initial pension move
would be a wash. Over time,
however, it is expected to save
the city up to $200,000 annually.
It took two years for the dust
to settle, Snyder said, while city
workers decided whether to roll
over their retirement earnings
into the FRS, or cash out and
start anew in the state-spon-
sored retirement system.
When all was said and done,
the actuaries said it would
require only $3 million of the
pension's $5 million fund to
make the switch, he said.
The fund covers American
Federation of State, County and
Municipal Employees members,
nonunion exempt staff and
some police officials.
A city-run pension fund of
more than $5 million still exists
for city police and fire depart-
ment workers.
Requests
The windfall was immediate-
ly placed into the city's fund
reserve, so technically council
will tap the reserve to fund
department budget requests,
community grants and new pro-
jects endorsed by council.
Earlier this week city depart-
ment heads pitched their own
budget requests and put a price
tag on city initiatives.

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first you must consider your
skill level and where you
want to ride. A good bicycle
shop can then help you
make the right bike choice.
For comfort, your bicy-
cle must fit your body pro-
portions. Standing over the
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important. Gearing, handle-
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and the seat can all be
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you. The bike shop should
take all these into considera-
tion when assisting you in
the proper bike selection.
New or old, your bicycle
must be in good working
order. The gears should shift
reliably, and the brakes must
work smoothly.
Knowing your bike is prop-
erly fitted and is mechani-
cally sound will help you
gain cycling confidence and
enjoyment.
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SUN NEWSPAPERS 3A


County tapped for



fertilizer law advice


Retailers may help school



shoppers where state didn't


BY GERALD A. ROGOVIN
CORRESPONDENT

Add Roanoke, Va., Alpha-
retta, Ga., and Queen Anne's
County, Md., to the roster of
local governments that want
Sarasota County's advice
for reducing improper and
excessive use of fertilizer on
residential landscapes.
Theirs were the three
most recent inquiries.
Realizing the massive water
problems caused by nitro-
gen and phosphorus pollu-
tion, local governments
north of Florida on the U.S.
east coast have been query-
ing the county about its
success in passing a land-
mark ordinance a year ago.
They also want to know
how the county built the
strong coalition of neigh-
borhood associations, turf
companies and landscap-
ers that has been working
together to educate the
public on the need for the
ordinance.
"The county did a good
job of listening to business
in the months it took more
than 100 stakeholders to
hammer out the Fertilizer


and Landscape Manage-
ment Code," said Cynthia
Herleman, executive direc-
tor of the Sustainable Land-
scape Council in Osprey.
"We're getting lots of calls
from businesses and gov-
ernments asking how Sara-
sota did it. The county cer-
tainly is a model."
Queen Anne's County
asked Herleman's organi-
zation for help in writing
legislation to control and
use fertilizers. She referred
them to county commis-
sioners Shannon Staub and
Jon Thaxton
"They set the pace on
environmental legislation
around here," Herleman
said.
Staub is one of 12 county
commissioners on the Green
Government Initiative advi-
sory board of the National
Association of Counties.
Thaxton was a member of a
statewide task force that
early last year explored new
fertilizer regulations.
Sarasota established its
own regulations before the
state Legislature could
ignore the efforts of indi-
vidual counties and write


its own.
Since then, the new
ordinance has been the
inspiration for similar ones
among Florida's 67 coun-
ties to reduce nutrient
runoff from fertilizers, par-
ticularly nitrogen and
phosphorus, into the state's
waterways. This is the
opinion of state officials.
August is the third
month of the first officially
restricted season for fertil-
izer application. No fertiliz-
ers containing nitrogen or
phosphorus can be applied
to lawns or plants. The pro-
hibition affects private resi-
dents and professional
landscape companies.
More than 800 land-
scapers and 150 residents
have been trained by the
county in the best manage-
ment practices for applying
fertilizers.
The ordinance limits fer-
tilizers to no less than 50
percent slow-release nitro-
gen outside the restricted
season. It prohibits applying
fertilizer within 10 feet of the
edge of ponds, streams,
lakes, canals, wetlands and
the tops of seawalls.


BY ANNE KLOCKENKEMPER
STAFF WRITER

Fifteen states and the District of
Columbia are offering parents back-to-
school sales tax holidays this year. But
Florida isn't one of them, even though
shoppers saved more than $40 million
in 2007.
The sales tax holiday didn't pass the
Senate this year. The pre-hurricane sea-
son tax holiday suffered the same fate.
"There just was not enough money in
the budget to support it," said State Rep.
Mike Grant, who represents parts of
Charlotte, Lee and Sarasota counties. "In
the House and Senate, we were con-
cerned about supporting education, and
with the downturn in the economy, we
couldn't afford to give up the revenue."
Rick McAllister, president and CEO of
the Florida Retail Federation in
Tallahassee, knew many Floridians were
disappointed the back-to-school sales
tax holiday wasn't approved.
"It helps," he said of the tax break.
"Hopefully, the Legislature will not
make that mistake next year."


Grant, who is running for the District
23 state Senate seat, said he didn't think
the back-to-school sales tax holiday
would be back in 2009.
"I think in coming years, but I'm not
sure that the economyis going to be a heck
of a lot better next year than it is now," he
said. "But it's something the Legislature
believes in very strongly and would like to
support. And I applaud stores that are
doing those things. That's the whole thing
about being entrepreneurs you adjust
to the changing economy."
McAllister said shoppers would likely
see "very aggressive sales promotions"
from many stores to make up for the
lack of a sales tax holiday.
"Business hasn't been all that great to
begin with, so there is a lot of pressure to
move inventories," he said. "But the truth
is, there's something magic about not
having to pay tax. We can offer everything
in a store for 30 percent off and have more
people turn out for a 7-percent discount.
"Quite frankly, it's a stimulus, because
we don't just buy tax-free stuff during tax-
free time. And we'll be making those
same arguments next year."


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member of the Airport Advisory misidentified in an Aug. 10 article.
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4A SUN NEWSPAPERS


State Democrats call for FBI Buchanan probe


The congressman denies the allegations and calls the
request an attempt to smear him before the election


BY MIKE BILLINGTON
STAFF REPORT

The Florida Democratic Party
on Wednesday said the FBI
should investigate U.S. Rep. Vern
Buchanan, R-District 13, for
alleged election law violations,
fraud and violations of the feder-
al anti-racketeering statutes.
A spokeswoman for the
Buchanan campaign called the
Democratic Party's request for
an investigation
an election-year
"smear" tactic that
will backfire when
voters go to the
polls Nov. 4. -
In a statement
released Wednes-
day afternoon,
Democratic Party
communications Buchanan
director Eric Jot-
koff said an FBI probe should be
started because the allegations
involve serious violations of the
law, if they are true. Those
charges have been made by for-
mer employees of the congress-
man's car dealerships who claim
they were coerced into con-
tributing to Buchanan's 2006
campaign and were later reim-
bursed. They also said executives
at Buchanan's dealerships were
responsible for falsifying credit
applications.
"Based on the seriousness of
the charges being made, it is only
appropriate that the FBI and
other authorities begin investi-
gating these allegations," Jotkoff
said.
But Sally Tibbetts, a Buchanan
spokeswoman, said the Demo-
cratic Party's request for a federal
investigation was a "desperate
attempt to smear Congressman
Buchanan." She said it will back-
fire "because voters are tired of
the politics of personal destruc-
tion."
She blamed Buchanan's
Democratic challenger, Christine
Jennings, for Wednesday after-


noon's public call for an investi-
gation.
"The people deserve better
than a Washington-style smear
campaign from Jennings and her
partisan allies. With the election
just 82 days away and Jennings
trailing badly in the polls, it's sad
and disappointing that (she)
feels she has to resort to false and
negative attacks," Tibbetts said.
No comment
A spokeswoman for Jennings
said she could not comment on
the party's call for an FBI investi-
gation. Melissa Smith instead
referred all questions to state
party officials.
Democratic Party officials
said Wednesday that Jennings
was not involved in the deci-
sion to call for an FBI probe of
Buchanan. They said the deci-
sion was made by ranking party
officials without consulting
Jennings because there are now
more than six lawsuits filed
against Buchanan by former
employees. The seriousness of
the charges contained in those
lawsuits, party officials said,
warrants a federal investiga-
tion.
The Democratic Party did not
formally request an investiga-
tion into Buchanan's 2006 elec-
tion campaign or his business
practices. Party officials also did
not send any letters to the
bureau nor did they meet with
any agents about the charges
former employees are making
against Buchanan. Instead,
party officials said they issued
the press release and will let that
serve as their request for a feder-
al probe.
An FBI spokesman in
Washington said Wednesday that
the bureau does not comment
on the status of investigations
and does not confirm or deny
whether investigations are in
progress.
Buchanan's district includes
Sarasota, DeSoto, Hardee and


Manatee counties, as well as a
portion of Charlotte.
Allegations
According to the Bradenton
Herald, at least nine former
Buchanan employees, including
former executives, claim they
witnessed fraudulent business
practices at car dealerships that
the congressman once owned
outright. Buchanan is now a
silent partner in those dealer-
ships and takes no active part in
their administration.
One of those executives, for-
mer Venice Nissan Dodge finance
director Carlo
Bell, said he was
pressured into
- contributing to
:Q & Buchanan's 2006
S election cam-
paign. Bell claims
he gave the cam-
paign $1,000. He
also claims he
Jennings was later reim-
bursed for that
contribution.
Pressuring employees to
donate to political campaigns
and reimbursing donors are both
violations of federal election laws.
The Bradenton Herald has
also reported that other dealer-
ship employees, including for-
mer Sarasota Ford finance direc-
tor Joe Kezar, claim that top exec-
utives falsified credit data so that
people who might not normally
get a car loan could qualify for
one. Kezar claims he told execu-
tives that what they were doing
was illegal. Not long after that he
was fired from his $300,000-per-
year job, he claims.
Kezar also claims he was
intimidated into contributing to
Buchanan's 2006 campaign.


Democratic Party
officials said Jennings
was not involved in the
decision to call for an
FBI probe of Buchanan.


SUN PHOTO BY MOLLY DEMPSEY, mdempsey@sun-herald.com
Englewood-Cape Haze Area Chamber of Commerce President Lane
Diedrick, left, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan of District 13 and Ted Steele speak
in the Englewood-Cape Haze Area Chamber of Commerce Wednesday.


Local leaders make case


for River Road funding


BY DANA SANCHEZ
STAFF WRITER

Area business leaders identi-
fied federal funding for River
Road as the project of critical
concern at a meetingWednesday
with U.S. Rep. Vemr Buchanan at
the Englewood/Cape Haze
Chamber of Commerce.
Buchanan, R-Longboat Key,
who serves on the House
Committee on Transportation,
said he wants to make sure
Englewood gets its fair share of
an estimated $400 billion high-
way bill entering a new five-
year funding cycle next year.
Buchanan asked business lead-
ers for input on identifying crit-
ical projects that will help the
area.
"I don't have any favored
projects," Buchanan said. "I
know River Road is a big issue."
Buchanan did a whistle-stop
tour of area chambers of com-
merce, including Hardee and
DeSoto counties, and North
Port.
"I feel we're not doing enough
around here," he said. "What
two or three projects can I get
behind? How can we partner
up?"
Connectivity
Beyond its importance as an
evacuation route, River Road is
vital for linking the area to


Interstate 75 and airports and
for attracting businesses like
hotels, said Lane Diedrick,
president of the chamber and
Englewood Bank.
"Hurricane evacuation isn't
the highest priority- connec-
tivity is," Diedrick said.
Ted Steele and Bill Truex,
both chamber board members
and business owners, illustrat-
ed for Buchanan some of the
River Road issues that may have
delayed consensus when it
comes to funding the widening
and raising the level of the road.
For one, River Road is in
Sarasota County but has a huge
impact on Charlotte County,
Steele said.
"It's a communitywide con-
cern that Lee, Sarasota and
Charlotte County need to get
on board with," Truex said.
Other projects Buchanan
has been asked to consider for
federal funding include U.S. 41
Bypass in Venice and U.S. 17 in
Hardee and DeSoto counties.
Buchanan addressed the
River Road Task Force in
February, pressing for a contin-
gent to go to Washington to
argue the case for River Road.
"If you're not at the table, you
can't get the crumbs," Buchanan
said. "I hope to equalize the area
in terms of our fair share."

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FRIDAY, AUG. 15, 2008


CITY NOTES


SUN NEWSPAPERS 5A


City council actions
Venice City Council
took the following actions
at its regular meeting Aug.
13:
Airport board: Adopt-
ed an ordinance abolish-
ing the airport advisory
board, on first reading.
Adopted a resolution
authorizing the city to pro-
ceed with applications for
post-construction beach
renourishment activities
and environmental moni-
toring funds from various
state programs.
Adopted a resolution
urging the Florida De-
partment of Transpor-
tation to divide the U.S. 41
Bypass roadway improve-
ment project into phases,
and recommending the
Sarasota/Manatee Metro-
politan Planning Organ-
ization support the pro-
posal.
Approved a waiver
from the Venetian Urban
Design Overlay District
standards for building
placement of a Walgreens
Pharmacy.
Approved the name
change from Lord Family
House to the Lord-Higel
House.
Set the interim city
manager salary at $140,000.
Approved the Envision
Venice Strategic Plan 2020.
Approved a settlement
proposal in City of Venice
vs. Christopher Raney.
(Raney's insurance pro-
vider offered to settle for
$25,000 for damages caus-
ed by muddingg" in a city
stormwater retention pond
with his truck.)
Approved funding for
the following projects:
$18,477 for monitoring of
the interlocal agreement;
$135,611 in land value
match to the state required
to develop Ruscelletto
Park; $1.6 million for a
paving project rebid to
Gator Grading and Paving,
Bradenton $191,445 for
stormwater pipe lining by
Instituform Technologies
Inc. for Barcelona Avenue
and Avenida des Parques.
Postponed a motion
for the city to join the
International Council for
Local Environmental In-
itiatives and membership
software to proceed with
the Mayor's Climate Pro-
tection Initiative.
In case you
missed it
Venice City Council
took the following actions
at its regular meeting July
22:
City manager search:
Appointed Nancy Woodley
to serve as interim city
manager until a perma-
nent city manager has
been hired. Approved a
selection process for the
city manager search, and
authorized a request for
proposals for a search
firm. Established a search
committee consisting of
Mayor Ed Martin, Assis-
tant City Attorney Wayne
Hall, City Clerk Lori Stelzer
and Alan Bullock.
Set the FY2008-09 pre-
liminary operating millage
rate at 3.3588 and the debt
service millage rate at .205,
and set public hearings on
millage and the city bud-
get for Sept. 9 and Sept. 23,
both at 5:15 p.m.
Adopted a capital fi-
nancing and debt man-
agement policy.
Reappointed Verna
Silk to the Parks and Rec-
reation Advisory Board to
serve from June 25, 2008,


to July 31, 2011.
Appointed David Ross
Sherman to the Archi-
tectural Review Board to
complete the term of
Gregg Hassler from July 22,
2008, to Aug. 31, 2010.
Endorsed the
appointment of Jim Renz
and James Koepkey to


serve on the planning
committee for a perform-
ing arts center for Venice
High School.
Approved the 2008-
2013 consolidated plan
and year one action plan.
Approved a resolution
changing the city's sched-
ule of building depart-


ment permit fees for com-
bination hot water heater
permit.
Approved a resolution
authorizing the mayor to
execute a local agency
program agreement for
the participation in the
Auburn Road sidewalk
extension between the


Florida Department of
Transportation and the
city.
Boat ramp closure
The Higel Park Boat
Ramp will be closed be-
ginning Monday, Aug. 18,
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6A SUN NEWSPAPERS


Sarasota Memorial Hospital lays off employees


STAFF REPORT

Sarasota Memorial Hos-
pital Health Care System
announced Wednesday
the layoff of 31 employees.
CEO Gwen MacKenzie
said the staffing cutback
was necessary to help off-
set a nearly $10 million
reduction in tax revenue
expected in 2009, sharply
increasing operating ex-
penses and other financial


challenges triggered by a
weakened economy.
"The decision to lay off
employees was an ex-
tremely difficult one, and
one we made only after
exhausting other cost-cut-
ting measures and elimi-
nating as many vacant
positions and other ex-
penses as possible," Mac-
Kenzie said.
Last month, with the
support from hospital


PHOTO COURTESY OFTHE DESOTO COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
The wreckage of Robert Hudson's 1946 single-engine ER
Coupe airplane lies in a field in DeSoto County Wednesday
afternoon after a crash that claimed his life.


FLYING from Page 1A

The sheriff said that
deputies had trouble ac-
cessing the crash site,
which was near the Na-
ture's Balance nursery. The
area where the plane land-
ed, on private property, is
only accessible by dirt
roads a few miles off Kings
Highway.
Officials had to use


swamp buggies to reach
the crash scene, which
Keen said was was about
three-quarters of a mile off
the dirt road.
An investigation by the
Federal Aviation Admin-
istration is under way to
determine the exact cause
of the crash.

jbranthoover@
venicegondolier.com


leaders,
the Sara-
s o t a
County
Public
Hospital
Board
unani-
mously
vo t e d MacKenzie
not to
raise its millage rate next
year to help residents cope
with the rising cost of liv-
ing and economic down-
turn. Lower tax bills for
property owners, however,
means less revenue for the
hospital.
In addition to a nearly
$10 million loss in tax rev-
enue, the health system's
"cost of doing business" is
projected to increase by at
least $23 million in 2009.
The layoffs are expected
to save the hospital more
than $1 million next year.
The elimination of vacant
positions and restructur-
ing of others is expected to
save the hospital at least
$4 million more in fiscal
2009.
'Time-out'
The eliminated posi-
tions include a nonclinical
director, clinical manager
and staff members in pri-







an^^^


marily clerical and clinical
support areas.
Although some clinical,
nursing and outpatient
positions were restruc-
tured and scaled back, no
inpatient unit nursing
positions the primary
nurses who care for
patients throughout their
hospital stay- were elim-
inated.


"The decision to
lay off employees
was an extremely
difficult one, and
one we made only
after exhausting
other cost-cutting
measures ...."
Sarasota
Memorial Hospital
CEO Gwen
MacKenzie


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While the hospital re-
mains in a "hiring time-
out," it will continue to fill
positions important to
patient care and move for-
ward with critical growth
projects, including a new
bed tower to replace older
wings of the main hospital
and construction of a free-
standing emergency care
and outpatient center
already under way in
North Port.


LOW from Page 1 A

hospital board races, the
(Millicent) Puleo-(Caroline)
Zucker School Board race, a
judicial race, and two char-
ter amendments, Dent said.
The two hospital board
and county commission
races have only Repub-
lican candidates, so the
primary is open to all reg-
istered voters, she added.
For more information,
call 861-8600 or go to srq
elections.com.

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BUDGET from Page 1A

In total, $546,856 in new
positions and consultant
fees was presented, in-
cluding one position in the
city clerk's office, a part-
time fire department assis-
tant, a planning depart-
ment expert, as well as
assorted capital equip-
ment and park costs, in-
cluding three police cruis-
ers.
Additional non-general
fund positions are being
requested. One is for a
worker's compensation
specialist to help reduce
expensive claims against
the city, replacing one of
two positions vacated over
the past year. Funds would
come out of the Worker's
Compensation Fund.
Two new positions are
being proposed at the
Venice Municipal Airport to
help monitor noise and
other complaints. Those
funds would come out of
the airport enterprise fund.
Council made no offi-
cial decision about wheth-
er to approve the addition-
al positions and expendi-
tures but is clearly leaning
toward accepting the bud-


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"My concern is when the Legislature
looks at what communities did this year
... cities taking steps to bail themselves
out ... we could be setting ourselves up
to be shorted by the Legislature. We
may not end up faring as well."
-Venice City Council Member RickTacy


get requests.
Options
Snyder gave council
three options to consider.
Option 1 is simply to
adopt the budget as pre-
sented by former City
Manager Marty Black. This
scenario maintains the
current 2.779 millage rate,
but doesn't fund depart-
ment budget requests or
council initiatives.
Option 2 is to increase
the millage rate just to
cover the roughly $600,000
it would take to fund de-
partment budget requests
and council projects. That
would raise the millage


rate to 2.95, Snyder said.
Option 3, which council
agreed to by consensus, is
to utilize a portion of the
windfall to fund the
$600,000 in department
requests and council pro-
jects without increasing
the millage rate.
Presumably the unused
portion of the windfall will
remain in the reserve fund
unless and until future
projects are identified and
earmarked, like the perfor-
mance hall at Venice High.
Wild cards
Members aired con-
cerns about what poten-
tial wild card the Legisla-


ture might draw or citizen
referendum that might
surface, and how it might
affect the city budget
down the road.
"My concern is when
the Legislature looks at
what communities did
this year ... cities taking
steps to bail themselves
out ... we could be setting
ourselves up to be shorted
by the Legislature. We may
not end up faring as well,"
said Council Member Rick
Tacy.
One by one, each coun-
cil member went on
record in support of main-
taining the current millage
rate.
There was some dis-
agreement on whether to
fund community grants
for organizations like Little
League, SCOPE and Gulf
Coast Marine Institute.
Council took testimony
from invited organizations
but made no final deci-
sions.
Public budget hearings
are scheduled for Sept. 9
and Sept. 23 at 5:15 p.m. at
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by its first president, John
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bicycle trail, and they were
concerned about road
construction.
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ROBERT A. VEDDER
PHONE: (941) 207-1000
FAX: (941) 484-8460
8A
FRIDAY
AUG. 15,2008


OPINION


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


OUR VIEW


Redding merits GOP votes for commissioner


S arasota County Republicans have
a tough choice between the two
GOP candidates vying to replace
Paul Mercier on the county commis-
sion.
Carolyn Mason, 57, is a native Sara-
sotan, while Richard Redding, 41, grew
up there though born in Lake City, Fla.
Both are products of county schools;
both work in social services (Mason for
Habitat for Humanity and the Salvation
Army, Redding for Children First); both
have been active in the community.
They share many views as well. They
told us the local economy is a key issue
in this campaign. Both favor sustain-
able growth, with more citizen input
about what that means and where it
should happen.
Both said the county needs to mend
its relationship with North Port, now its
largest city. Neither is in favor of build-
ing another jail now, preferring to
explore ways to get nonviolent offend-


ers out of the existing one.
Both identified River Road as a major
South County concern. They both think
bringing in the Red Sox for Spring
Training would boost the economy.
We're not sure about the ultimate bene-
fit of a Red Sox deal, but otherwise we
think their views are in line with those of
their potential constituents.
There are, of course, some important
differences.
Unlike Redding, Mason has govern-
mental experience, having served on
the Sarasota City Commission, includ-
ing a stint as mayor (the job rotates
among the members). That would tip
the scales in her favor a bit, but for
someone running to help govern the
county she was surprisingly ignorant
about some major issues.
Most notably, she was not familiar
with proposed constitutional amend-
ment 5 the so-called tax swap
amendment that would eliminate


most of the property tax revenue that
goes to schools. That amendment,
combined with whatever tax reform
measures that Legislature passes next
year, potentially turns the county's
finances upside down. Redding called it
scarier than Amendment 1 passed earli-
er this year, and we agree.
Similarly, Mason was in the dark about
a keyVenice-area issue the bypass. It's
been a planning priority for more than a
decade, long enough to have come to the
attention of a commission candidate.
To be fair, Redding had some blind
spots, too. For example, he was unfa-
miliar with the water project the county
is contemplating for Cow Pen Slough.
We think that's part of his learning
curve.
He also has a Sarasota-centric view of
the county, playing down the need to
move county services south to meet the
growth in and around North Port. At the
same time, though, he recognized the


need to provide more services in South
County; political realities will make sure
that happens.
While those gaps are not insignifi-
cant, we thought that Redding made up
for them by having a firmer grasp on the
problems facing the county, seeing
more clearly the connections between
housing, jobs and the jail, for instance.
Of particular note was his point that we
need to give area youth a reason to
come home after going to college. He
was the only commission candidate to
bring that up.
In making our recommendations we
typically don't give a lot of weight to
endorsements. We have noted, though,
that while Mason has garnered a bunch
of them, Redding has Mercier in his cor-
ner. We agree with the outgoing com-
missioner.
We recommend Richard Redding in
the Republicans-only primary for Sara-
sota County Commission District 1.


More to it than


picking a president


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DEREK DUNN-RANKIN
GUEST COLUMNIST


Republicans and Dem-
ocrats have yet to formally
nominate their presiden-
tial candidate. We have
plenty of time to make up
our minds between Mc-
Cain and Obama before
Nov. 4.
That choice may be
easy compared to sorting
out all the candidates and
issues. Beside making a
judgment about the best
choice for state senator,
local Tallahassee represen-
tative, sheriff, public de-
fender or county commis-
sioner, we have more to
decide. There will be nine
constitutional amend-
ments for us to under-
stand and approve or junk.
They cover serious philo-
sophical and pocket book
issues.
All but the first two were
put before us by the mem-
bers of the Constitutional
Revision Commission. For-
tunately, they do not meet
again for 20 years. In the
interest of harmony, the
men and women of the
commission appeared to
have let a variety of views
make it to the ballot.
Amendment One, pro-
posed by the Legislature, is
straightforward enough. It
eliminates an old constitu-
tional provision that al-
lowed the Legislature to
control the disposition or
inheritance of real proper-
ty by aliens ineligible for
citizenship not the lan-
guage you want in the
Constitution if you hope to
sell real estate to a German
or Englishman.
Amendment Two bans
gay marriage, nailing cur-
rent law into the Consti-
tution, defining marriage
as a legal union between
one man and one woman.
Amendment Three grants
the Legislature authority to
exempt hurricane prepar-
edness improvements to
real property from the
property's taxable value. It
gives the same authority to


exempt alternative energy
improvements as well.
Amendment Four, which
was designed to encour-
age private conservation
efforts, exempts conserva-
tion lands held in perpetu-
ity from taxation. Other
conservation lands would
be taxed at current rather
than highest and best-use
values.
Most dangerous is
Amendment Five. It elimi-
nates a goodly portion of
the property tax for schools
and tells the Legislature to
make up the loss by some
other tax.
Another penny or two
on the sales tax would be
the beginning of the make-
up if this passes. Unfor-
tunately, a penny is likely
to cover only a third of the
shortfall. A state income
tax might be in the offing,
and changes to many cur-
rent sales-tax exemptions,
such as those on services,
might disappear.
Amendment Six sets the
taxable value on working
waterfront property, such
as public use marinas,
commercial fishing and
marine repair facilities,
based on current use ra-
ther than highest and best
valuation like a possible
condominium site, help-
ing to delay sales and con-
versions forced by high
property taxes.
Amendment Seven re-
peals a 100-year-old con-
stitutional ban on funding
religious groups. The old
"Blaine Amendment" rein-
forced church/state sepa-
ration and was the basis for
declaring school voucher
funding to church-spon-
sored schools unconstitu-
tional.
Amendment Eight al-
lows county voters to pass
a local option sales tax to
support community col-
leges. Sound good? Don't
count on it. If approved,
you can bet the Legislature
will cut back community
college funding.
Amendment Nine or-
ders that 65 percent of
school funding go toward
classroom instruction. That
policy and budgeting pow-
er currently lie with local
school boards. It also
changes the Constitution
to allow private school
vouchers.

Derek Dunn-Rankin is
president of Sun Coast
Media Group.


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UW goal met, but needs are growing


Editor:
It was such an honor to be the 2007-08 campaign
chair for the United Way of South Sarasota County. I am
so very proud of our campaign outcome and want to sin-
cerely thank all the individuals, companies and organi-
zations that have contributed this year to the goals and
success of this year's campaign.
Our campaign met and then exceeded our goal of
$750,000 with a total pledged amount of $758,968 end-
ing July 31.
In our current economy many people are seeking
assistance for the first time. All of our United Way agen-
cies needed additional support due to their increased
needs, as do new agencies that have come to us for fund-
ing.
As always, there is never enough money to take care of
every agency's total needs, but we continue to utilize our
volunteers in our allocation progress to distribute the
pledges to the most needed and most valuable services,
based on the contributions we have available.
As the needs in our community have dramatically in-
creased, the members of the 2008-09 Campaign Cabinet
are now focusing on meeting these challenges and have
dedicated themselves to finding solutions that will
address these critical needs. Our Campaign Cabinet
would welcome your help and imput as a volunteer.
I thank you again so very much for all your support of
the South County United Way.

Melinda Mudge
2007-2008 United Way of
South Sarasota Campaign Chair


One good turn
deserves another
Editor:
Among those who mic-
turate and moan about an
oil shortage is U.S. Rep-
resentative John Peterson,
R-Pa. He, with others, is
sponsoring a bill to end
the off-shore drilling ban.
Since the representative
has taken such a keen
interest in matters directly
affecting our coast, let me
reciprocate in kind.
Present plans call for a
national nuclear waste
storage facility in Nevada.
This will entail shipping


such material from the
East through some 2,000
miles or more of country-
side, at some risk to the
communities through
which it must pass. A bet-
ter solution would be to
establish an eastern stor-
age facility as well.
An appropriate location
for this facility would be in
Pennsylvania, where
many exhausted mines are
available, and surely suit-
able for this. The govern-
ment has long assured the
public that the waste con-
tainers are designed not to
leak, so safety is not an


issue. Moreover, the jobs
created by such a facility
should also address the
growing unemployment
problem. Congressman Pe-
terson, what's not to like?
I guess this is what one
might call a glowing rec-
ommendation.

John F. Myers
Nokomis

More of the same
not the answer
Editor:
Frank Weikel's letter
confirms the need to vote
for Obama. This country
needs change like never
before.
McCain will do nothing
more than perpetuate
control in a bunch of
elderly old-guard politi-
cians who have neither the
energy nor the convictions
needed to turn the coun-
try around. The national
debt has more than trip-
led, and everyone's wallets
are under attack, and the
administration's response,
which Weikel would con-


tinue, is simple
the same rhetor
We don't nee
eight years of a
who thinks the
obscene profits
is to let it drill
government lan(
to it at a pittance


Mitt would ge
McCain a voti
Editor:
I think very hi
Mormons. Whe


their died and my mother
was left all alone in her big
house, a neighbor suggest-
ed that she apply for two
young (18-21) Mormon
missionaries (they travel
in pairs). They are honest
and trustworthy and
would help her in whatev-
er capacity needed in ex-
change for a place to live in
a Christian home.
This was arranged to
both their rules and regu-
lations, and my mother
was well taken care of for
the next 10 years, safe and
in good hands.
I would vote for John
McCain if he chooses Mitt
Romney as vice president.

Marga N. Powell
Venice
Sink some wells
or you're sunk
Editor:
I'm fed up with Con-
gress playing politics with
oil.
Because of inaction by
the Democrats in Con-
gress, we are paying $4 for


a gallon of gas. Stop play-
ic. ing politics and start doing
d another something to help our
families.
president You can begin by letting
answer to the oil companies drill
by Exxon where there are proven
more on
more on reserves. The misinforma-
Sprovided tion that they have mil-
e. lions of acres leased that
Boyd Ferris they have not drilled on is
Osprey ludicrous. Most of that is
very unlikely to produce
t anything.
ee Businesses are closing
and airlines are going out
ih,1 .fth. r of business. People are los-


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LET 'EM HAVE IT: SHOULD VENICE CITY COUNCIL CREATE A NEW BOARD TO
ADVISE IT ON AIRPORT MATTERS? CALL US AT 207-1111.

Sorry, we lost our cookie cutter


Character. I guess one
man's slum is another
man's home. I never knew
it was a slum just because
you had a black roof,
unless he just means dirt.
And having the cars out
front I don't have a dri-
veway, so I have to park in
the grass.
I can't park out on the
street because there's no
room. I'm glad Center
Road isn't in the city. They
have character instead of
the house looking like the
one next to it. If he wants
his house to look like that,
why doesn't he just move
to Celebration over by
Disney where every house
looks exactly like the oth-
ers?
Stuck. Yet another call-
er has complained about
involvement with another
driver who did not carry
automobile liability insur-
ance. The police allowed
the driver to leave despite
the fact that if he then hit a
child, the child would just
be out of luck. I had the
same experience with an
uninsured driver four
years ago in Indiana.
This driver lied to the
officer about having insur-
ance. It was up to me to
take that driver to court for
punishment.
I notice when the coun-
ty collects its car registra-
tion fee, it gives a little
sticker that must be at-
tached to the license plate.
No sticker, and you'll be
picked up and fined. Will
the county sell you a stick-
er when they check and
find out you have no insur-
ance? How about a col-
umn by a Venice police
officer on the insurance
laws in our city in county.
Wrong. Was city council
right in asking the resigna-
tion of the Airport Advisory
Board members? Heavens
no, they weren't right. They
will probably replace the
Airport Advisory Board
with yes men, and that's
like putting the fox in
charge of the hen house.
Right. Venice City Coun-
cil was right in asking the
resignation of the Airport
Advisory Board members.
Somebody should be on
that board that will get
things accomplished.
Where the ...? In the
Our Town section of the
Gondolier Sun, July 30,
there's a four-column arti-
cle with pictures about
Emma and Bill Wilson. It
seems they have a restau-
rant called Scamotz. Would
you please advise Project
Editor Brooky Brown that
no story is complete with-
out the where.
I've never heard of this
place. Is it on the bypass,
Nokomis, Englewood, or
some place else? The fact
that one of the owners
home schools their kids
doesn't add anything. How
about the location and
addresses, and maybe
some details about hours
and a phone number? And


LL I I -HS from Page8A
ing jobs because of the
continued refusal to drill
for oil and put our own
people to work.
Some $700 billion year
is going to countries that
are not friendly to us. This
is causing our military to
have to deploy overseas to
protect the oil shipping
lanes.
Drill our own oil and
keep our money and jobs
here. It is a no-brainer.
Quit protecting the
whacko environmentalist
and work for the people
you represent. Some 75
percent of the people are
for drilling here now.
The voters are turning
against you very fast over


the high gas prices. Take
note, we will vote you out.

Rudolph Wilkerson
Englewood


there's another article by
Brown about Cassariano
Restaurant, which is on
Venice Avenue. Again, no
address, and Venice Ave-
nue is 3-plus miles long.


The phone number would
sure help here, too. Just a
remark that you've gotta
do the full job, you can't
just do part of it.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Scamotz


was
$169


is at 113 W. Tampa Ave.,
484-7072; Cassariano is at
305 W. Venice Ave., 485-
0507.
Unpaid. I would just
like to supply some infor-
mation for anybody who
has worked for a restau-
rant who has paychecks
coming from an employer
who refuses to pay current
or ex-employees at this
establishment.


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Applies to item #13588 only.
Offer valid 8/14/08 8/18/08. Discount
taken at register. See store for details.


Offer valid 8/14/08 8/18/08. Discount
taken at time of order See store for details.


SPECIAL
VALUE!
now
$438 was
$498 80 lbs.
PRO FINISH QUIKRETE
5000 Concrete Mix #234135


SPECIAL
VALUE!
now

$124


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bolt -Primed and ready to
paint *Ready-to-install door
with frame -Adjustable sill
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I would just like to put
the information out that
there is recourse. It's the
Department of Labor in
Tampa. Its phone number
is (813) 288-1242. There is
someone that can help
them and get the pay that's
coming to them.
Conclusion. It's been
said that a picture is worth
1,000 words. I think this is
the case with the photo on


SUN NEWSPAPERS 9A

page 12A of the Friday,
Aug. 1, Gondolier Sun.
Looks like Marty Black was
in bed with the Airport
Advisory Board after all.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The photo
shows Black receiving a
retirement gift from Nick
Carlucci, president of Venice
Aviation Squadron Inc. and a
former member of the AAB
whose term expired earlier
this year.


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now w
$2548 was

3-Pack 15-Amp/125-Volt
Residential GFCI -White #158883,
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was20oz.
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SPECIAL P-
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now [ James Hardie"
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7-1/4" x 12' Primed Cedarmill
Hardieplank #7103


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CONTACT US
BOB MUDGE
EDITOR
(941) 207-1000
bmudge@venicegondolier.com


Windsor at Venice in development


TIM PARADISE
REAL ESTATE COLUMNIST



Real estate


as I see it

Selling your house or con-
dominium in a challenging
market is, well, challenging, to
say the least. There are, howev-
er, crucial steps to be taken to
whet the appetite of the buying
public.
The three most important
things that motivate buyers in
today's housing inventory-
bloated market are pricing,
pricing and pricing. Unless your
property has extraordinarily
unique features, you must price
it below the competition to sell
it or to even have it looked at.
There is just too much available
housing inventory, offering
buyers many more options to
select from. You must take the
following butss" out of your
thoughts and also out of your
marketing vocabulary:
But, they can always make
an offer.
But, I need this amount of
money out of the deal.
But, I paid more than that
three years ago.
But, my neighbor sold his
for more money five years ago.
But, the tax assessor has
valued the property much
higher.
But, I have so many
upgrades and improvements.
But, but, but ... let's get away
from the buts and move on to
the art (it's not an exact sci-
ence) of pricing real estate.
There are several credible
sources of comparable sales and
listing data. Often the published
information is "right on" and
useful. Other times it is askew,
necessitating the use of no fewer
than two sources to make an
acceptable determination.
Consider sales for the last six
months to one year, depending
on the past and present market
activity in your area (condo-
minium or subdivision). Also,
view property currently offered
for sale. Your research should
cover properties of similar size
and characteristics to be accu-
rate.
Some national sites for your
research that are user friendly
are realtor.com, zillow.com and
homes.com. Venice user-
friendly sites would be the local
MLS service, most Venice-area
real estate offices and local real
estate agents themselves.
When you have completed
the gathering of marketing
data, resist the temptation to
set your property price in the
middle of the range.
Keep in mind that we are in
a buyers market and have been
so for some time. Prospective
purchasers are not only few
and far between but also may
be having a more difficult time
securing financing to complete
any real estate transaction. For
the most part they are shop-
ping for price and price alone.
Consider all current sales
and listing data, but price the
property at the lowest recent
sale or 10 percent below your
listing competition, whichever
figure comes in lowest.
Today, pricing, pricing and
pricing should be the first, sec-
ond and third most important
steps in any real estate market-
ing strategy. Use it to your
advantage.
Sharpen your pencil. Do
your homework. Follow the
statistics that will lead you to
your target: the sale.

Tim Paradiso has held a real
estate license since 1964 and
has been a Venice resident since
1972.


BY ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST

Local ownership is the theme for the new
Windsor at Venice, an assisted living facility
being developed by Sarasota residents, hus-
band and wife team Pete Russell and Cathy
Layton.
Groundbreaking at 1600 Center Road on
the southwest corner of Woodbridge Drive
at Plantation Golf & Country Club is set for
September with completion in September
2009.
Russell and Clayton teamed up with part-
ners Tim and Gail Buchanan of Wichita,
Kan., to create Windsor Senior Living Group
and already operate three assisted living
facilities in Bradenton and Lakewood
Ranch. Additional planned Windsor com-
munities are planned for Cape Coral, Ocala
and Palm Coast near Daytona Beach.
The Buchanans have been in the assisted
living business for 25 years operating 13
properties in Florida, Oklahoma and Kansas.
Russell has been in the construction and
development industry for 12 years and
Clayton in real estate and land acquisition
for 15 years.
The 68,000-square-foot Windsor at Venice
will have 84 apartments and offer many
amenities. There will be four models of pri-
vate one-bedroom and studio apartments.
Residences with kitchenettes, large bath-
rooms with curbless showers and individual
air conditioning will be available for month-
ly rental of $2,500-$2,600.
"Residents don't pay for the things they
don't need," said Russell.
Basic services include regular housekeep-
ing, laundry services, three daily meals with
snacks, 24-hour access to staff and a diverse


COURTESY GRAPHIC
An artist's rendering of the Windsor at Venice assisted living facility to be built in South Venice.


activities program. Additional services
include assistance with medication,
bathing, dressing and grooming and trans-
portation for medical appointments.
The Windsor welcomes dogs and cats for
residents who are still able to care for their
pets.
There will be a specialized wing providing
services and programs to meet the needs of
residents with memory care challenges.
The owners chose Venice for their next
location because it provides a good market
to serve, and is close to maintain and control
as they actively participate on the opera-


tional side.
"We are not out-of-town owners, and our
experience is residents and their families
certainly like this input," said Russell.
The facility will provide employment for
40 full- and part-time employees. An execu-
tive director reporting to Buchanan will
manage all staff including chef, activities
director and the maintenance team.
McLauchlin & Company of Ocala will
develop and construct the Windsor at
Venice.

businews@comcast.net


Chamber champion





SUN PHOTO BY BOB MUDGE
U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, right, received the United States Chamber of
Commerce's Spirit of Enterprise Award Wednesday from Venice Area
Chamber of Commerce President and CEO John Ryan and VACC Board
Chair Kathy Turner. Buchanan earned the award with an 85 percent voting
record on issues identified by the U.S. Chamber as being of importance to
the American business community.


Wheels turn at Reale Bicycles


ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST


New owners have acquired
Reale Bicycles, 478-B North U.S.
41 Bypass in the Sweetbay Plaza.
"We are continuing the high
level of service and introducing
road bikes," said owner David
Reynolds.
AWashington, D.C., car deal-
ership owner for 21 years,
Reynolds and his wife, Cyndee,
a nationally recognized indoor
cycle trainer, acquired the busi-
ness and moved to Venice in the
past few weeks. They plan to
introduce a full line of Giant,
Jamis and BMX bikes; recum-
bent bikes and trikes for
seniors; children bikes; and to
continue servicing and repair-
ing all bikes.
Community and fitness ori-
ented, the Reynoldses will be
promoting bicycle safety and
maintenance to schoolchildren
and encouraging fitness cycling.
"We're not just selling cus-
tomers a bike, but we will help
them to ride and enjoy the
cycling experience," Reynolds
said.
The store opens Monday
through Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
Call 484-3113.


IHOP renovations start
Good news for all the fans of
the International House of
Pancakes: Renovations began a
few days ago in preparation for
the new IHOP Restaurant, 4369
South Tamiami Trail, in the for-
mer Durango's Steak House in
South Venice.
Dan Enea, executive vice
president, Sunshine Restaurant
Partners area licensees, antici-
pates an opening in 120 days.
Upper Crust dinners
Tonight is the official start of
dinner service at the recently
opened Upper Crust Cafe &
Bakery, 213 W Venice Ave.
From her original West Miami
Avenue-based If Teacups Could
Talk Cafe, it has taken owner
Linda Chambers eight months
to create this French-decor
restaurant and bakery. Providing
an all-natural family dining
experience, the menu of home-
made American dishes includes
fish, chicken, beef and pastas,
complemented with beer, wine,
a full coffee bar, tea, smoothies
and frozen coffee.
With her own on-site bakery,
Chambers makes fresh bread,
cookies, cakes and pies daily.
The restaurant will be open 8
a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through
Saturday with dinner served till 9
p.m. Friday and Saturday. There
are 50 seats inside and 24 out-
side for diners. Call 244-0430.
Opening set for tiki hut
Jimmy Van Hubertz, owner
of the Casey Key Fish House,
801 Blackburn Pointe Road,
Osprey, confirmed this week he
hopes to have his new chickee
hut open Oct. 1.
"The tiki hut is being demol-


ished, crushed and trucked
away starting Sept. 8," said Van
Hubertz, who said he had
received numerous calls from
customers eager to know when
it would reopen.
A team of Indians will con-
struct the new chickee hut,
which will probably assume the
original Casey Key Tiki Bar title.
A soft opening is planned for
Oct. 1 with Van Hubertz' big
grand opening scheduled for
late October or early November.
He will be hiring six and is
looking for experienced, talent-
ed female bar staff. Call 966-
1901.
Encouraging news
Is the tide turning for sales of
homes inVenice? Details provid-
ed by Venice Area Board of
Realtors for July compared to a
year ago indicate improvement
in two of the four reported
groups: Condo sales increased
from 23 to 24 and three-bed-
room home sales increased by
five to 49.
Two-bedroom home sales
were down, from 23 to 15, and
four-bedrooms were down,
from seven to four. The median
price of two-bedroom homes
fell $25,000 to $185,000, but
three-bedroom homes were up
$15,000 to $250,000 and condos
were up $1,000 to $160,500.
Europeans are making cash
purchases, but as experienced
broker Tim Paradiso reports in
his column, it is no longer loca-
tion, but price.
Dance school opens
Ballroom and Latin-dance
teacher Alvaro Francisco
Madrigal has opened The Dance
Team, 616 North Tamiami Trail,


Suite A, Nokomis.
With studio manager Rachel
Uneberg, he is offering ball-
room and Latin dancing lessons
for singles and couples from
beginner through advanced.
Specializing in American social
dances and competitive styles
to competition level, their pro-
grams incorporate private
lessons with group classes and
practice sessions.
"For fitness enthusiasts we
have Latin cardio," said Uneberg.
"It's fun to enjoy and you shed
some pounds."
The Latin cardio class is
pumping to the exotic rhythms
of Caribbean music. Madrigal
came from Costa Rica in 1998 to
compete in professional Latin
dancing. From Miami, Uneberg
was a Montessori school teacher
for eight years before deciding to
pursue her career in amateur
dancing.
The studio is open from 1 to
9 p.m. weekdays, and Saturdays
by appointment. Call 488-0707.
Disruptive joy
The Businews column has
been a little disrupted this week
as Valerie and I have adopted
two little ones. Our family has
doubled with the arrival of Susie
and Jinx, 15-week-old kittens
from the Suncoast Humane
Society. Two little bundles full of
joy and life wanting to sit with
you at the keyboard causes
happy frustrations.
Many other cats and dogs
desperately need new homes
with family disruptions due to
foreclosures. Call SCS, 474-7884,
if you would like a new bundle of
joy sharing your life.

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SUN NEWSPAPERS 11A


Don't believe the water-filter salesman


A \

KEN KLEINLEIN
CRIME SCENE COLUMNIST


They're back.
In January 1997, January 1998 and
March 2001, I wrote columns on this
subject.
Recently I have been contacted by
some readers in the Englewood area
about a notice they received in the
mail or saw on their doors. It offers free
testing to determine if there are mate-
rials in their water that could affect
their health, plumbing and appliances.
The notice goes on to say that the
usual cost is $75.
The test will supposedly reveal the
presence of dissolved rock and solids,
sediment, hardness and chlorine.
Such a notice will certainly get one's
attention, and that is the intention. In
advertising it is called a "shock infor-
mation" sales pitch.
I contacted the Englewood Water
District, explained that I would be
doing a column about this subject and


received the following information
from Administrator Rich Rollo about
Englewood's potable water.
"While the EWD detected very small
amounts of possible contaminants we
routinely test for, the concentrations
were far below EPA allowable levels,"
he said. "We fear the elderly popula-
tion may be at risk of being frightened
into buying expensive treatment units
that are not necessary. We do suggest
an inexpensive carbon filter in the
kitchen to filter drinking water to
remove the residual disinfectant (a
combination of chlorine and ammo-
nia), only if the person is able to smell
or taste the disinfectant (which is
added to prevent drinking water from
carrying harmful organisms). Most
people usually cannot taste or smell
the residual, but some can.
"This water-test sales tactic is fre-
quently used and may go away for a
while when challenged in the press,
only to return in the future.
'All public water has a residual dis-
infectant and some level of hardness
which will always be detected with
simple swimming pool test kits. It is
difficult to stop salesmen from using
hard sell tactics that border on semi-
truth, and they always show up when
money can be made."
Should you be contacted by a water-
filter salesperson and decide to have
your water tested, and the test indi-
cates the presence of what you are told
are dangerous materials, before you
purchase anything, contact your local
water provider and identify the ele-
ments the representative claims are


present. Your water provider will be
able to provide you with valuable
information that will assist you in
making a decision as to what you
should do.
Three sad incidents in Florida Law
Enforcement:
Fort Myers Police Officer Andrew
Widman was shot to death by Abel
Arango, a recidivist felon, who was
assaulting a female that Widman
attempted to protect. Arango was
killed when he again opened fire on
other responding officers. He had pre-
viously stated he would go out "Miami
style" and take police officers with him.
Deputy Anthony Forgione, Oka-
loosa County Sheriff's Office, was shot
and killed while attempting to arrest a
suspect who had escaped from cus-
tody while being treated at a local hos-
pital. The gunman, Mark Reed, 33, was
shot and killed during apprehension.
In Cooper City, Broward County
Sheriff's K-9 Oozi was fatally shot while
pursuing suspected felon Delvin Lewis.
Some good news:
Kudos to Venice Police Officer Chad
Walker, who set three state records at
the Florida Police & Fire games.
Congratulations to U.S. Navy
Commander Michael Brunner, who
assumed command of the nuclear sub-
marine USS Annapolis on July 31. He is
the son of Otto and Alyce Brunner of
Englewood.

Ken Kleinlein, a former detective
with the NYPD Special Frauds Squad,
works as a crime consultant and infor-
mation specialist.


POLICE BEAT

Venice Police Department arrests
Anthony P Dagrosa, 71, 10 block Gardenia
Drive, Mt. Laurel. Charge: DUI. Bond: $500.
Raymond E. Morrison, 21,1500 block Lemon
Bay Drive, Venice. Charge: DUI. Bond: $500.
Edward Gonzalez, 44, 300 block Mission

Road, Venice. Charge: driving while license sus-
pended. Bond: $250.
Richard L. Guyn, 51,800 block The Esplanade,
Venice. Charge: petit theft. Bond: $120.
Christopher Hill, 21, 4400 block Streamside
Court, Sarasota. Charge: DUI. Bond: $500.
Jason Hoxsie, 25, 1000 block Rialto, Venice.
Charge: aggravated battery, felony battery. Bond:
none.
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrests
Andrea Jackson, 29, 3900 block Shamrock
Blvd.,Venice. Charge: obstructing or opposing an
officer without violence. Bond: $750.
Jack C. Jones, 41,1400 block Nantucket Road,
Venice. Charge: violation of probation. Bond:
$2,000.
Steven Newton, 20, 1200 block Columbine
Road, Venice. Charge: grand theft third degree
felony. Bond: $1,000.
Marie A. Owen, 37,1200 block E. Venice Ave.,
Venice. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond:
$1,500.
Michael Santora, 19, 100 block Myakka Drive,
Venice. Charge: violation of probation, contempt.
Bond: $3,500.
Thomas Eugene Eaton, 37, 1000 block
Columbine Road, Venice. Charge: possession of a
controlled substance. Bond: $1,000.
Hollie Greulich, 36, 100 block Marlin Drive,
Venice. Charge: possession of drug parapherna-
lia. Bond: $120.
Torrance T. Jackson, 32, 100 block Temple
Road, Venice. Charge: driving with revoked
license, flee in an attempt to elude law enforce-
ment. Bond: $3,000.


Basin board approves millage rate, budget


FROM SWIFTMUD

The Southwest Florida
Water Management Dis-
trict's Manasota Basin
Board Wednesday adopt-
ed a fiscal year 2009 mill-
age rate of 0.1484 mill,
which is the same as the
current fiscal year. The
Manasota Basin Board
area includes Manatee
and Sarasota counties.
This millage rate, com-
bined with a reduction in
taxable property values as
certified by the county
property appraisers, will
result in an estimated 12.7
percent decrease in ad val-
orem property tax revenue.
The budget for FY 2009
is $23,973,594, which is a
decrease of $1.3 million
from the approved FY
2008 budget. The decrease
is primarily due to a $1.8
million reduction in ad
valorem tax revenues from
FY 2008. FY 2009 will run
from Oct. 1, 2008, through
Sept. 30, 2009.
For the owner of a
$125,000 home with a
$50,000 homestead exemp-
tion, the FY 2009 basin
board taxwould be $11.13,
or about 93 cents per
month.
The basin board's bud-
get includes funding for
Water Supply and Resource
Development projects,
cooperative funding pro-
jects, Surface Water Im-
provement and Manage-
ment Program projects
and Basin Initiatives.
Water supply
The basin board has
budgeted $11.9 million for
the development of addi-
tional new sustainable
water supplies.
Examples of water sup-
ply and resource develop-
ment projects include
reservoirs, regional pipe-
lines to connect water
supply sources and pro-
jects that focus on the use
of surface water in agricul-
ture. This funding includes
$2.8 million in state fund-
ing.


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The governing and
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through 2025 to meet
regional water supply and
resource development
needs.
Cooperative funding
The basin board has
budgeted $4.2 million for
cooperative funding pro-
jects, which are proposed
by local governments, and
are usually funded equally
by the basin board and the
local cooperator.
Examples of cooperative
funding projects include
reclaimed water projects,
stormwater retrofitting
and the Florida Yards &
Neighborhoods Program.
These projects must sup-
port the district's responsi-
bilities of water supply,
flood protection, water
quality and natural sys-
tems.
SWIM Program
The basin board has
budgeted $1.2 million for
SWIM Program projects,
which focus on improving
water quality and habitat
restoration.
The Florida Legislature
established SWIM in 1987,
requiring the state's five
water management dis-
tricts to maintain a priori-
ty list of water bodies of
regional or statewide sig-
nificance. The districts
develop plans and imple-
ment projects to improve
these water bodies.
Basin Initiatives
The basin board has
budgeted $2 million for
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projects that the board
feels are of a high priority
to its basin. These projects
are typically initiated by
and solely funded by the
basin board.
The district has eight
regional basin boards that
provide guidance for local
programs that are specific
to the watershed basins
they protect. The district's
ninth basin, the Green
Swamp, is administered by
the governing board.
Basin boards work with
local governments and
other entities on water
resource projects that have
an impact in local commu-


nities. Basin boards often
provide partial funding for
these projects in partner-
ship with a local govern-
ment or local cooperator.
Volunteers
Basin board members
are unpaid citizen volun-
teers appointed by the
governor and confirmed
by the Senate. They serve
three-year staggered terms.
Each of the basin
boards includes a mini-
mum of one person from
each county within the
basin, and there must be
at least three members on
each board. Each basin


board has at least one of
the 13 members of the dis-
trict's governing board
who serves as the board's
chair ex officio representa-
tive.
Adoption
In September, the gov-
erning board will adopt
millage rates for the dis-
trict's general fund and the
eight basin boards after
two statutorily required
public Truth in Millage
hearings have been held.
The first will be Sept. 16 at
5:01 p.m. at the district's
Tampa Service Office.
The governor's office


will review and approve
the budgets of all five
water management dis-
tricts before the second
and final public hearing.
The district's second
and final TRIM hearing
will be Sept. 30 at 5:01 p.m.
at the district's Brooksville
headquarters. At the con-
clusion of the hearing, the
governing board will for-
mally adopt the final mill-
age rates and budgets.
The public is welcome
to attend any governing
board or basin board
meeting to provide com-
ment on the proposed
budgets.


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FRIDAY, AUG. 15,2008









12A SPORTS
FRIDAY
AUG. 15, 2008S


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


Venice football: Making the quarterback


Jon Cooley has been working with
Trey Burton since January, giving
him the necessary tools to be a
successful quarterback at the next
level and the current one.

BY TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR

The newest addition to the Venice High
School coaching staff is part of a pretty well-
known coaching tree.
You've probably heard of Venice quarter-
backs coach and passing coordinator Jon
Cooley's coaching mentor. His name is Jimbo
Fisher, and he's going to be the next head
coach at Florida State University.
Cooley, who joined the Venice staff in
January, played quarterback at Auburn
University from 1993-96 under head coach
Terry Bowden. Fisher was Cooley's quarter-
backs coach.
"I learned a lot from Jimbo Fisher," Cooley
said. "We run a lot of the stuff that I ran at
Auburn."
At Auburn, Fisher also coached Patrick Nix,
who is now the offensive coordinator at the
University of Miami. As the offensive coordi-
nator at Louisiana State University, Fisher
coached a guy by the name of JaMarcus
Russell, who was drafted first overall by the
Oakland Raiders in the 2007 NFL Draft. Fisher
is now the offensive coordinator and quarter-
backs coach at Florida State and has been
named the head coach in waiting.
Cooley can now apply what he learned
from his old coach to his new prodigy -
Venice quarterback Trey Burton. Burton
played his first-ever season at quarterback as a
sophomore in 2007. After that and eight
months with Cooley, the junior quarterback
finds himself with a scholarship to the
University of Florida and still two years to
improve on his game at the high school level.
"He's been working on my reads, my feet,
just the basic stuff that you need to be a quar-
terback and go to the next level," Burton said.
"It's a huge help having coach Cooley around
here ... There's no one else that you need to
help teach you except a coach like coach
Cooley. He knows everything you need to
know about football."
Already the improvement is dramatic.
Burton's throws are crisp, accurate and on a
rope. Venice head coach John Peacock predict-
ed earlier this summer that Burton's passing
numbers could double this season. Burton
threw for 1,318 yards, 13 touchdowns and six
interceptions while completing 46.8 percent of
his throws in 2007.
"When I watched film from last year when I
got in, a lot of stuff was flat-footed. His shoul-
der was back, so we corrected that. We worked
on footwork, his steps and his timing of the
drop with the route," Cooley said. "He's got his
footwork good now. He's on his toes. He's mov-
ing forward toward the ball when he throws it
to his receivers and he's looking good."


SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.com
Venice quarterbacks coach and passing coordinator Jon Cooley, right, gives quarterback Trey Burton
input after nearly every pass in practice.


Still, there is much work to be done.
Expectations are high for the quarterback who
has been thrust into the spotlight so quickly.
Cooley's goal is for Burton to complete 75-80
percent of his throws this season.
"If we can do that, we're going to be tough
to beat," Cooley said. "We've got some work to
get there, but we're getting there."
For now the focus isn't on Burton's throwing
mechanics, reads or even his completion per-
centage. Now they're working on getting him
to be a little more vocal in practice. He's a quiet
leader, which Cooley says is all right, but they
would really like to see a louder, more animat-
ed quarterback.
"I don't want him to sit there and yell and
scream, but I want him to pick up the guys


Linebacker, Touchdown


clubs to combine meetings


FROM THE LINEBACKER CLUB

Mickey Lawrence, president of the
Linebacker Club, and John Mussone, presi-
dent of the Venice High School Touchdown
Club, have announced that the two clubs
will combine their weekly meetings for the
2008Venice football season.
Meetings will be held Tuesday
evenings at the Crossroads American
Grill beginning at 6:30 p.m. Seating and
food orders will begin at 7 p.m. The cost
of meals will be $12.
Meetings will feature highlights from
the previous week's game and commen-
tary and scouting reports from Venice
head coach John Peacock and defensive
coordinator Larry Shannon. Awards will


GOLF RESULTS
MYAKKA PINES
GOLF CLUB
Aug. 13
All Stars (QP): 1. +35- Al DeLuca,
Steve Martin, Tom Milazzo, Buck
Walters; 2. +28 Casey Boczar,
John Kieck, Roy Rossetti, George
Almeder; 3. +25 Bob Hale, Ted
Gill, Bob Banz, George Vogt.
LAKE VENICE
GOLF CLUB
Aug. 13
Women's 18H, Summer Group
(LN): Class A: 1. Freda Miller 36; 2.
Jackie Wheeler 39. Class B: 1. Jean
White 36; 2. June Marceau 38.
Ladies 9H (low putts): Flight A: 1.
Maria Lytton 14; T2. Ruth Tacy 18;
T2. Peg Tomanio 18. Flight B: T1.
Dee Allain 16; T1. Carol Cerwinski


be presented to the Offensive and
Defensive Players of the Game, the Rudy
Award for the Practice Player of the Week,
and the Strongest Link Award. Sponsors
are Darby South Buick-Pontiac-GMC,
Babe's Ace Hardware and Porter Paints
and the Nautical Trader.
Meetings will begin Aug. 26 before the
Kick-Off Classic Aug. 29 and will continue
throughout the playoffs. Season tickets,
all-sports passes and individual game
tickets, as well as T-shirts and other
Venice football items will be available for
purchase at the meetings.
Anyone interested in supporting foot-
ball in Venice is welcome to attend. For
more information, call Mickey Lawrence
at The Bank of Venice at 412-2805.


16; 3. Dot Hakman 17. Flight C: 1.
Jan Start 19; 2. Joan Turner 21.
CALUSA LAKES
GOLF CLUB
Aug. 12
WGA (2BB front, 1 BB back): 1. -
11 Joyce Korinek, Sue Stitt,
Susie Bofinger, Lorraine O'Connor.
Niners (2 BB 10-13,1 BB 14-18): 1.
-8 Bonnie Clark, Judy Hellstrom,
Helen Fender, Mary Panek.
Aug. 13
MGA (2 BB front, 1 BB back): 1.
-16 Dick Hansen, Werner
Meudt, Leo Ressa.
JACARANDA WEST
COUNTRY CLUB
Aug. 6
Men's Day (2 BB 4, blind draw):


1. 116 Bud Weber, Chuck
Pontious, Paul Scanlon, Don Blem;
2. 127 Chuck Miller, Richard
Paul, Mort Carman, Bob Murphy.
Aug. 12
Jacaranda Jills 9H (bingo,
bango, bongo): 1. Claire Johns
10 pts.; 2. Anna Hohmann 12 pts.;
3. Barbara Miller 15pts.
Tuesday Ladies, Blind Partners
(1 BB of 2): 1.66 Bobbie Scott,
Virginia Skrabak; T2. 68 Mimi
Christie, Judy Christman; T2.68 -
Gail Pedersen, Dee Rice.
Aug. 13
Wednesday Men's Day (QP):
Flight 1: 1. Bud Weber +7; 2. Lee
Snell +2. Flight 2: 1. Herb Coffey
+5; 2. Frank Rodriguez +2. Flight
3: 1. Doug Scott +6; 2. Bob
Scherer +2. Flight 4: 1. Ernie
Skinner +6; 2. John Schultz +5.


around him and get them to follow him more,"
Cooley said. "Take the other guys for the ride."
Cooley grew up in Sarasota and played foot-
ball with Peacock at Cardinal Mooney High
School. After his Auburn career, he played pro-
fessional football in Europe with the Tyresso
Royal Crowns. Upon returning to the United
States, Cooley played quarterback on the silver
screen in "Remember the Titans," 'Any Given
Sunday" and "The New Guy." Cooley coached
two years at Cardinal Mooney and another at
Barron Collier High School before taking a
five-year hiatus from football. Peacock talked
him into returning to the coaching ranks to
help turn Burton into an NCAA Division-I cal-
iber player.
tmiller@venicegondolier.com


The importance of


taking a kid fishing


MR. SHEEPSHEAD
COLUMNIST

Let's talk about our kids.
They can be your own
kids, your grandkids, your
friend's kids or even a
neighbor's kids. I firmly
believe that taking a kid
fishing on a regular basis
can be a life-long, great
experience for a youngster.
As a youngster, my
father and mother had a
grocery store in a rough
Baltimore neighborhood.
Most of my playmates
ended up in reform school
or in prison. My parents,
knowing how much I
loved fishing, would take
me to a pond in a nearby
park. This was a way of
keeping me out of trouble.
I would catch 3- to 5-inch
sunfish for most of the day.
Fishing became a life-long
passion.
Do you know of a child


that this may help? When
you do this, you will be
doing much more than
just teaching him or her
about fishing. You will be
teaching them about con-
servation, not littering and
generally good habits that
will help them for the rest
of their lives.
Try it, you'll like it! You
will probably enjoy it as
much as the kid. My 5-year-
old grandson can't wait
until he visits again, so he
can fish with Poppa Dave.
My 10-year-old grandson
can already challenge me
on bass fishing in our
neighborhood ponds. I'm
probably enjoying it more
than they are.
On the fishing front
The mangrove snapper
bite is on. The jetty is a
great place to try (with a
kid). The snapper love
greenbacks/white bait,
dead or alive. Try my
"Tuffies" (treated, vacuum
sealed and frozen green-
backs). Well, the time has
come to say goodbye until
next week.

Mr Sheepshead is
Dave Hack, contact him
at 486-1998, 321-8849 or
mrsheepshead@verizon.
net.


SPORTS BRIEFS
Shark's Tooth
Golf Tournament
The Shark's Tooth Golf
Tournament at Mission
Valley Country Club bene-
fits the Venice High School
Foundation. Cost for the
Sunday tournament is $85
per player. Format is sepa-
rate flights for mixed cou-
ples scramble and four-
man scramble with an
8:30 a.m. start. For regis-
tration information, call
Marty Tarala at 488-8686
or Andy Britton at 408-
8008. The Venice High
School Foundation bene-
fits the the Rotary Futures
Program, mini-grants for
teachers, scholarships for
VHS grads and the VHS
boys golf team.
Countdown
to kickoff: 14 days
Season tickets for Venice
High School football are on
sale now for $36. Ticket
package includes one
reserved seat in the "B"
section at Powell-Davis
Stadium for all six home
games. All-sports passes
are also available for $60
per person and $150 per
family. Call the Boone Law
Firm at 488-6716 for more
information or to pur-
chase tickets.
Single-game tickets will
be available during the
week leading up to each
game for $6 and will be
available at the gate for $7.
Call Venice High School at
488-6726 to purchase sin-
gle-game tickets begin-
ning Aug. 25 for the pre-
season classic against
Cardinal Mooney.
Fall baseball
registration
The first registration for
Venice Little League fall
ball will be held Saturday, 9
a.m.-noon at Chuck Reiter
Park. There will be another
registration date Aug. 23, 9
a.m.-noon and another
Aug. 27, 6-8 p.m.
Free 10-and-under
tennis
Englewood Tennis Club
will host an afternoon of
free tennis Saturday at
3 p.m. for parents and their
young children, ages 10
and under, using the new
USTA Quickstart Tennis
method. The new method
includes age-appropriate
equipment, meaning small-
er courts, racquets, lower
nets and lower-bouncing
balls. Equipment will be
provided; wear tennis
shoes. Children and par-
ents with limited or no
tennis experience are wel-
come. For more informa-
tion, call 475-3386 or 475-
4489.
Venice volleyball
car wash
The Venice High School
volleyball team will be
washing cars 10 a.m.-
2 p.m. Saturday at the
Kmart south of Center
Road on U.S. 41. They will
be in the parking lot next
to the garden center. Cost
is by donation. All pro-
ceeds benefit the Venice
High School volleyball
program.
Learn to sail
The Women's Sailing
Squadron is holding a
Learn to Sail Course Sept.
8-12. Call Carol Miller
at 223-6049 or Helen
Gokbudak at 484-1492 for
registration information.


Catch up on all
your local
sports news.
Read articles
by Tripp Miller.




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Boaters rescued 21 miles off Stump Pass


BY STEVEN J. SMITH
STAFF WRITER


Vincent Leon and his daugh-
ter, Christina, were glad to get
back on dry land after being
stranded last week in the Gulf
of Mexico, 21 miles off Stump
Pass.
Trouble began around noon
when Leon, 60, of Englewood,
tried to start the engine of his 23-
foot cabin cruiser after catching
a grouper with Christina, 26, at
his favorite fishing spot.
"It wouldn't start," Christina
said. "The battery was dead."
Then Leon made an even
more ominous discovery: They
were out of radio range for help.
"This boat had a shorter
antenna (than my other one)
and I thought it would connect
me from wherever I was," Leon
said. "I was wrong."
Christina immediately pulled


out her cell phone and went to
work.
"The minute she realized we
were in trouble, she was cool as a
cucumber," Leon said. "I'm very
proud of her."
After a dropped call or two,
she finally reached Leon's neigh-
bor, who relayed their coordi-
nates to a local sea towing com-
pany.
The waiting game started as
storm clouds slowly rolled in,
bringing 6-7-foot waves with
them.

'No big deal'
The towing company, fearful
of the incoming rough weather,
referred the call to the Coast
Guard which, in turn, radioed its
boats in the area to be on the
lookout for the stranded couple.
"The (Charlotte County Sher-
iff's Office) picked (the transmis-
sion) up and sent out a plane to


SUN PHOTO BY STEVEN J. SMITH, ssmith@sun-herald.com.

Vincent Leon, left, embraces his daughter, Christina, 26, safe at home after
their adventure at sea Thursday.


search for us," Christina said.
Sheriff's pilots Mark Brownie
and John O'Sullivan flew to the
area, located the Leons and
alerted Lt. Andy Kolba of the
Special Operations Marine Unit.
Kolba and Cpl. David Stefanini
launched a patrol boat to rescue
them.
"It was no big deal, it's what
we do," Kolba said. "They were
really happy to see us. We started
this adventure at two in the
afternoon and we finally came
into Stump Pass at almost 8
p.m."
Kolba personally drove the
Leons home.
"I can't say enough about the
sheriff's office," Leon said. "They
treated us like family. And they
saved our lives."




ssmith@sun-herald.com


LEGAL NOTICES


16 NOTICE OF ACTION

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
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-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


16 NOTICE OF ACTION 16 NOTICE OF ACTION


being entered against you.
WITNESSED by hand and the
Seal of the Court on this 18th
day of July, 2008.


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


KAREN RUSHING Case No. 2008-DR-10977-SC
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: C. BRANDENBURG HIRUTE S. MAY,
Deputy Clerk Petitioner


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 I


IN RE: FO
$2,229.0

NOT

TO: MAI
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that a for
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on Kurt
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result in a
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PUBLISH:
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MICHAEL L. HARRIS, SR.,
Respondent.

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
TEMPORARY CUSTODY
MINOR CHILD

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


SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA

Case No. 2008-CA-9049-NC
JUDGE: Division "C"

IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
$3,120.00 in U.S. Currency

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO:
YESICA M. CEBALLOS-RIOS
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
8th day of September, 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.


19 NOTICE OF
AUCTION

NOTICE OF PUBLIC
AUCTION
The following vehicle/vessel(s)
will be auctioned for unpaid tow-
ing & storage charges only, per
FS 713.78 Vehicle @ Jimmie's
Firestone 6025 S SR53,
Madison
1. 1991 Ford Crown Victoria 4D
Whi 1FMDU32X4MUA78096
On 9/3/2008 at 9:00 am at 171
S Jackson Rd Venice
Publish: August 15, 2008
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Johnson's Towing of Venice
gives Notice of Foreclosure of
Lien and intent to sell these
vehicles on 09/03/2008,
09:00 a.m. at 604 Tamiami
Trail N, Nokomis, FL
34275-2137 pursuant to


NOTICE OF PUBLIC
AUCTION
The following vehicle/vessel(s)
will be auctioned for unpaid tow-
ing & storage charges only, per
FS 713.78 Vehicle @
North Collier Collision, Inc.
16210 Old 41 S, Naples
1. 1998 Ford Contour 4D Grn
3FAFP66L3WM138198
On 9/3/2008 at 9:00 am at 171
S Jackson Rd Venice
PUBLISH: AUGUST 15, 2008

20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF,
ROBERT K. HARTSOCK
Deceased.

File No. 2008-CP-012360-NC

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of ROBERT K. HARTSOCK,


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS


MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent'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 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 DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is August 8, 2008.

Personal Representative:
Walter P. Baughman III
43943 Cottisford
Northville, Michigan 48167


WITNESSED by hand and the deceased, whose date of death Attorney for Personal
Seal of the Court on this 01 day was June 21, 2008, File Representative:
of August, 2008. Number 2008-CP-012360- Robert P. Perry, Esq.
NC, is pending in the Circuit Florida Bar No. 0955833
KAREN RUSHING Court for Sarasota County, Flori- Butzel Long, P.C.
Clerk of Circuit Court da, Probate Division, the address 1200 N. Federal Highway
By: Colin Overholt of which is P.O. Box 3079, Suite 420
Deputy Clerk SARASOTA, FL 34230-3079. Boca Raton, FL 33432
The names and addresses of the Telephone: (561) 368 2151
PUBLISH: personal representative and the Fax: (561)368-4668
AUGUST 8, 2008 personal representative's attor-
AUGUST 15, 2008 ney are set forth below.
AUGUST 22, 2008 All creditors of the decedent and
AUGUST 29, 2008 other persons having claims or


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR


demands against decedent's SARASOTA
estate, on whom a copy of this FLORIDA PROBA
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this IN RE: ESTATE OF


court nWI I NI LTE LI FK TU
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME 01
THE FIRST PUBLICATION 01
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 dece
dent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE 01
THE FIRST PUBLICATION 01
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILE
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
VTi VTIJU I lIiii bT~iAir


COUNTY,
ATE DIVISION


20 NOTICETO
CREDITORS

IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702
OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.


JEANNE SENET NOTWITHSTANDING THE
F Deceased. TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
F ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
S File No. 2008CP 12052 SC TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
E AFTER THE DECENDENT'S
NOTICE TO CREDITORS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The administration of the estate The date of the first publica-
e- of Jeanne Senet a/k/a tion of this Notice is August
- Jeanne Senofsky a/k/a 15th, 2008.
e- Jeanne Alexandra Senet,
r deceased, whose date of death Personal Representative:
F was July 8th, 2008, and Erik R. Lieberman
F whose social security number is 227 Nokomis Ave. S.
XXX-XX-XXXX, is pending in the Venice, FL 34285
Circuit Court for SARASOTA
S County, Florida, Probate Division, KANETSKY, MOORE &
N the address of which is P.O. DeBOER, P.A.,
A Box 3079, Sarasota, Florida Attorneys at Law
E 34230-3079. The names and Attorneys for Personal
addresses of the Personal Repre- Representative
E sentative and the Personal Rep- 227 S. Nokomis Ave.
H resentative's attorney are set P. 0. Box 1767
D forth below. Venice, FL 34284-1767
E All creditors of the decedent and Telephone: (941) 485-1571
S other persons having claims or By: Erik R. Lieberman, Esq.
demands against decedent's Florida Bar No. 393053
f estate on whom a copy of this PUBLISH:
:, notice is required to be served August 15, 22, 2008
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
: MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF SARASOTA COUNTY,
E THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
. THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
3 AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE IN RE: ESTATE OF
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE RALPH H. WILLIAMS
ON THEM. Deceased.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims File No. 08-CP 12371 SC
or demands against the dece- NOTICE TO CREDITORS
dent's estate must file their The administration of the estate
claims with this court WITHIN of RALPH H. WILLIAMS,
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE of RALPH H. WILLIAMS,
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- deceased, whose date of death
TION OF THIS NOTICE. was June 15th, 2008, and
O TAIS NOTFICE. whose social security number is
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH- XXX-XX-4647, is pending in the
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET Circuit Court for SARASOTA
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 County, Florida, Probate Division,
OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE the address of which is 2000
R CODE WILL BE FOREVERMain Street, P.O. Box 3079,
BARRED. Sarasota, Florida 34230. The
SNOTWITHSTANDING THE names and addresses of the Per-
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH sonal Representative and the Per-
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED sonal Representative's attorney
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE are set forth below.
AFTER THE DECENDENT'S All creditors of the decedent and
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. other persons having claims or
The date of the first publica- demands against decedent's
tion of this Notice is August estate on whom a copy of this
8th, 2008. notice is required to be served


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims
or demands against the dece-
dent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION 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 DECENDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice is August
15th, 2008.

Personal Representative:
DANA C. WILLIAMS
305 Chalford Court
Franklin, TN 37069

KANETSKY, MOORE &
DeBOER, P.A.,
Attorneys at Law
Attorneys for Personal
Representative
227 S. Nokomis Ave.
P. 0. Box 1767
Venice, FL 34284-1767
Telephone: (941) 485-1571
By: Erik R. Leiberman, Esq.
Florida Bar No. 393053
PUBLISH:
August 15, 22, 2008

38 OTHER NOTICES



TO PLACE YOUR
LEGAL NOTICE,
CALL CAROL
(941)-207-1206
cmozik@
venicegondolier.com
fax (941)-485-3036


No. 2008-CA-6697-NC YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action subsection 713.78 of the Flori- 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
JUDGE: Division "C" has been filed against you and da Statutes. Johnson's Tow- PROBATE CODE WILL BI
that you are required to serve a ing of Venice reserves the FOREVER BARRED.
)RFEITURE OF: copy of your written defenses, if Venice reserves the FOREVER BARRED.
00 in U.S. Currency any, to it, on the petitioner right to accept or reject any NOTWITHSTANDING THI
HIRUTE S. MAY, whose address and/or all bids. TIME PERIOD SET FORTF
TWICE OF ACTION is 7422 Cameo Cir North ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
Port, FL 34291, on or before -2004 JEEP TWO (2) YEARS OR MORI
RK L. MORGAN September 3, 2008, and file 1J4GK48KX4W295997 AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
KNOWN ADDRESS the original with the clerk of this -2008 CHEVROLET The date of first pubcationoRRED.
Court at 4000 S Tamiami Trail, 2G1WT58N889119519 this notice is August 15th
E HEREBY NOTIFIED Venice, FL 34293 before ser- -2006 SATURN 2008
feature action has been vice on Petitioner or immediately 5GZCZ33D56S801859
nst the above described thereafter. If you fail to do so, -2005 mercedes-benz Personal Representative
by the Sarasota County a default may be entered WDBRF40J75F661016 RITA KLINI
Office. You are required against you for the relief PUBLISH: 3621 Roslyn Rd
ir written defenses with demanded in the petition. AUGUST 15, 2008 Venice, FL 3429
k of the Court, 2000
street, Sarasota, FL Copies of all court documents NOTICE OF PUBLIC Attorney for Personal
and to serve a copy of in this case, including orders, AUCTION Representative:
enses on or before the are available at the Clerk of The Following vehicle/vessel(s) Florida Bar No. 0351301
of September, 2008, the Circuit Court's office. You will be auctioned for unpaid tow- H. GREG LEE, P.A.
A. Hoffman, Esquire, may review these documents ing & storage charges only, per 2014 Fourth Street
ice Box 4115, Sara- upon request. FS 713.78. Vehicle @ L & T Sarasota, Florida 34237
orida 34230-4115. Towing, Inc. 100 Tonney Telephone: (941)-954-0067
file your defenses will You must keep the Clerk of Penna Dr. Jupiter Facsimile: (941)-365-1492
a default being entered the Circuit Court's office noti- 1. 2006 Hond TRX250EX Mc PUBLISH: August 15, 22,
ou. fied of your current address. BIk 1HFTE270964511990 2008
SED by hand and the (You may file Notice of Cur- On 9/3/2008 at 9:00 am at 171
e Court on this 01 day rent Address), Florida S Jackson Rd Venice
st, 2008. Supreme Court Approved PUBLISH: August 15, 2008
Family Law Form 12.915.) NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
KAREN RUSHING Future papers in this lawsuit Pursuant to F. S. 713.585(6), SARASOTA COUNTY,
Clerk of Circuit Court will be mailed to the address Elsie Title Services, LLC FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
By: Colin Overholt on record at the clerk's office. w/power of attorney will sell the
Deputy Clerk listed autos to highest bidder
WARNING: Rule 12.285, subject to any liens; Net pro- IN RE: ESTATE OF
Florida Family Law Rules of ceeds deposited with clerk of WALTER P. BAUGHMAN
3,2008 Procedure, requires certain court per 713.585; Deceased.
15, 2008 automatic disclosure of docu- owner/lienholders right to a hear-
22, 2008 ments and information. Fail- ing per F. S. 713.585(6); to post File No. 2008CP006268NC
29,2008 ure to comply can result in bond per F. S. 559.917; owner Division
sanctions, including dismissal may redeem vehicle for cash
or striking of pleadings. sum of lien; all auctions held NOTICE TO CREDITORS
D, w/reserve; inspect 1 wk prior @ The administration of the estate
SDated: July 10 2008 lienor facility; cash or cashier's of Walter P. Baughman
check; 25% buyer prem; anyone deceased, whose date of death
KAREN E. RUSHING, interested ph (941) 486-0800. was October, 62007, is spend
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT sale date ing in the Circuit Court for Sara
COURT 9/8/2008 @ 9:00 am 0 sota County, Florida, Probate
By: Amy Thomas 7040 15th St E, Sarasota Division, the address of which i
SDeputy Clerk 34243. storage @ $26.75 per 2000 Main Street, Sarasota, FL
PUBLt ISr day inc tax; 34236. The names and address
PUBLISH MODU M3 lien amt $6,345.23 es of the personal representative
VENICE GONDOLIER SUN 2006 Ford Mustang 2D, Gry, and the personal representative'.
SAUGUST 1, 2008 1ZVFT82H865145394 attorney are set forth below.
AUGUST 8, 2008 lienor Modular Madness All creditors of the decedent and
10loenor; Modular Madness other persons having claims o
AUGUST 15, 2008 Speed Centers, Inc, 7040 demands against decedent'
': AUGUST 22, 2008 demands against decedent'.
'15th St E, Sarasota, FL estate on whom a copy of thi.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF 34243 Reg #:MV63365, notice is required to be served
THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIR- (941) 758-8765 must file their claims with thi.
CUlT IN AND FOR Publish: August 15, 2008 rnrt WITHIN THF I ATFP NF
cout WTHI THLTERthFh3


Personal Representative:
Robert L. Moore
c/o Murray Kanetsky, Esq.
P.O. Box 1767
Venice, FL 34284-1767

KANETSKY, MOORE &
DeBOER, P.A.,
Attorneys at Law
Attorneys for Personal
Representative
227 S. Nokomis Ave.
P. 0. Box 1767
Venice, FL 34284-1767
Telephone: (941) 485-1571
Florida Bar No. 041192
PUBLISH:August 8, 15, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
PHILLIP G. SPIEGEL
Deceased.

File No. 08-CP 12573 SC

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of PHILLIP G. SPIEGEL,
deceased, whose date of death
was June 26th, 2008, and
whose social security number is
XXX-XX-1723, is pending in the
Circuit Court for SARASOTA
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 2000
Main Street, P.O. Box 3079,
Sarasota, Florida 34230. 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 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims
or demands against the dece-
dent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-


PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER THE ADOPTION OF
CITY OF VENICE ORDINANCE NO. 2008-17

NOTICE is hereby given that the City Council of the City
of Venice, Florida will hold a public hearing beginning at
2:30 p.m. or shortly thereafter, on August 26, 2008, in
Council Chambers, City Hall, 401 West Venice Avenue,
Venice, Florida, to consider and act upon the adoption
of the following proposed City Ordinance:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF VENICE, FLORIDA
ABOLISHING THE AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD, REPEAL-
ING CHAPTER 14, AVIATION, ARTICLE II, OF THE CODE
OF ORDINANCES TITLED AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD;
AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Purpose of Ordinance:
Abolishing the Airport Advisory Board.

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

This public hearing may be continued from time to time.

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

All interested persons are invited to attend and be
heard. Written comment filed with the City Clerk of the
City of Venice, will be heard and considered.

If you are disabled and need assistance, please conity
Clerk's office at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

/s/
Lori Stelzer, MMC, City Clerk

Publish: August 15, 2008


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Debbie Eaton, president of the WareHouse teen program, welcomes visitors to the new location at 132 Indian Ave.



WareHouse provides sense




of place for teens


BY AUDREY BLACKWELL
STAFF WRITER

L ife just got a little better for
the 400-plus teens in the
WareHouse database.
WareHouse program
leaders now have a home
of their own and are prepared to
hold further fundraising activi-
ties to build a better future for
area teens.
The WareHouse provides a
safe place for youth in mid-
dle school, high school or col-
lege to meet, plan events and
find ways to get involved in the
community.
Its new home is just down
the street from Venice High
School at 132 Indian Ave. Linda
Banister, executive director, and
Debbie Eaton, president, think
the new location is the perfect
spot for teens to visit before or
after school. The WareHouse
used to be located on Warfield
Avenue in Venice but had to
relocate after the property was
sold.
"We looked for space all over
town, and this place was avail-
able," Banister said. "We are
thrilled to be so near our target;
the high school is so close."
The first year's rent is pretty
much paid for thanks to a
$5,000 grant from Gulf Coast
Community Foundation of
Venice. In addition, a lot of
businesses and service clubs are
helping the youth organization,
such as the Venice Lions Club.
"The Lions have helped us
out for several years, and we
help them with things like the
Easter Egg Hunt we provide
the bunny," Banister said.


Eaton said an open house is
planned for Saturday, Aug. 16,
6-8 p.m., and another one will
be Aug. 18, the first day of
school, 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Parents and teens are welcome
to stop by and check the place
out.
Not a hangout
While WareHouse leaders
recognize the need for teens to
find a home away from home to
call their own, unfortunately,
the new location is not that
place. But it is a step in the right
direction.
"Youth love to have a place to
come into and sit and talk with
their friends. This is not the
place," Banister said, adding,
"we need a bigger place for
that."
She said in the previous loca-
tion they offered an after-school
program and had a pool table,
ping-pong table, a stage for
entertainment, music playing
all the time, coffee shop seating
where the kids could enjoy
sodas and candy bars, and a
place to play video games.
Teens are welcome to visit
the new WareHouse, which will
not set formal office hours, and
find out what is going on and
plan events.
The new place provides a
lobby where teens can check in
and collect volunteer hours for
school credit or to put toward a
Bright Futures scholarship. A
sitting room will be used for
mentoring and will have
resources for job searches. The
computer room will be used to
track the teens and follow up
with them. There are a few


other small rooms, one of
which will be used for planning
events or to test video games
that teens can earn the right to
play.
Event planning
Teens can stop in at the new
WareHouse and find out what
projects are available to volun-
teer for, and they can find out
what fun events are on tap.
Recently, a group of teens
helped residents of Grove
Terrace move to new housing.
Banister said they used to
have concerts for a $5 fee with
local bands playing at the old,
larger WareHouse.
"We try to use Christian
bands. We see the lyrics before
the kids sing and we will say no
if they are not good words,"
Eaton said. "The kids some-
times insist they need the words
to tell the story, but we will not
let them tell the story that way.
We feel it is our job to help
young people feel good about
themselves, and they will if they
use good lyrics to build them
up."
Teens can participate in the
Second Saturdays program at
the South County Family YMCA
Gym, 7-11 p.m. They can learn
croquet every Thursday from 6
to 8 p.m. at Wellfield Park where
expert croquet players provide
equipment and give lessons.
Also, they might want to vol-
unteer at the Venice Soup
Kitchen at Fishers of Men
Church on Saturdays. Recently,
the teens partnered with the
Friends of Shamrock Park

Please see SAFE, 2B


Sarah Banister, 17, paints a door to one of the rooms in the new
WareHouse location at 132 Indian Ave. The program is staffed by adult and
teen volunteers and provides a safe place for teens to meet, plan events
and find ways to get involved in the community.





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SUN PHOTO BY AUDREY BLACKWELL
Justin Banister, left, co-director, and Troy Fischesser, young adult leader, help with prepara-
tions of the lobby where teens will check in when entering the new WareHouse building that


has programs just for them.

SAFE from Page 1B
through the WareHouse, according to
Eaton. The gates were locked, doors were
opened and the kids spent the time play-
ing freeze tag, chatting and just having
fun.
"They don't need a lot. They just need
a safe place to meet and not get in trou-
ble for it," Eaton said.

ABOUT THE WAREHOUSE
132 Indian Ave.
Phone: 497-7117
Web: venicewarehouse.com
Number of teens in database: 400
Number of youth in Venice-Laurel area:
10,000 between the ages of 12 and 25


Answering a need
While the WareHouse database has
400 teens names in it, it barely scratches
the surface of kids in the area. According
to Eaton and Banister, there are about
10,000 youth between the ages of 12 and
25 in the Venice-Laurel area.
Sarah Banister, 17, Linda Banister's
granddaughter, said between strokes of


OPEN HOUSE
Teens. parents and Ihe public are invil-
ed Io open houses al the WareHouse.
132 Indian Ave.. Saturday. Aug. 16. 6-8
p.m., and Ihe first day of school. Aug.
18. beginning al 6:30 a.m. and conlinu-
ing until to 3 p.m.


the roller she used to paint a door in the
new facility that she thinks the
WareHouse is great.
"I have a lot of friends who need it. I
know a girl who just had twins. She is
welcome here, and the adults will help
her if she wants to finish her education,"
Sarah Banister said.
She added that she likes helping with
the building renovations.
"It feels good to do work, to get out of
the house," she said.
So, if you're a teen looking for a way to
get involved in the community, you just
might want to stop by 132 Indian Ave.
and check out the new digs of the
WareHouse.


ablackwell@venicegondolier.com


LIBRARY BRIEFS
Venice Public Library
300 S. Nokomis Ave.
Venice, FL 34285
Local history
Venice Library takes
part in the month-long
celebration of local history
with a Thursday event. On
Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. in the
meeting room, Womens's
Work Is Never Done looks
at the hard-working wom-
en of 19th century rural
Florida.
Summer
video lectures
On Fridays through
Aug. 29, 2-3:30 p.m., VPL
presents the Teaching
Company video lecture
series on the Late Middle
Ages (1300-1500) taught
by Professor Philip Dai-
leader, who has won nu-
merous awards for teach-
ing excellence. No regis-
tration necessary.
French Club
If you have a basic


knowledge of the French
language and wish to
practice those skills, then
you are invited to attend
weekly meetings of the
VPL French Club Fridays
from 10-11:30 a.m.
The group practices
French conversation dur-
ing the first hour followed
by reading from French lit-
erature and current topics
during the second hour.
No registration necessary.
New members are always
welcome.
Gardening questions
Every Thursday from
9:30 a.m. to noon bring
your gardening questions
to Venice Public Library
and receive help from the
friendly experts of the
Sarasota County Exten-
sion Service.
Youth Services
DIAL-A-STORY: Dial
486-2330 and enjoy a two-
minute fairy tale for chil-
dren (5-10 years). The


story is changed every
week.
Read Across
the World
Preschoolers through
entering grade five: Read
and record book titles
each week in a log. The
logs can be picked up at
the youth desk.
Turn in completed logs
through Aug. 16. Each log
is a raffle ticket for an Aug.
18 drawing for a Books-A-
Million gift card.
Reading with
the dogs party
Come read to the
Suncoast Humane So-
ciety's Pet Therapy dogs
and their trainers. This
event will be on Saturday,
Aug. 16, 2-3 p.m. in the
Meeting Room.
Along with a craft and
treats for the families,
there will be treats for the
dogs.
No registration neces-
sary.


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your events) but wish
to have events included
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please send an e-mail
to Kathi Walsh at


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name of the Organ-
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Group, Title of the
Event(s), Date(s) and
Firm Time(s), Location
of Event and whether
the event is open to the
public. Please give a
contact name and
phone number. (Your
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this information is
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AUG. 15
Blood drive
Time: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Venice Regional
Medical Center, 540 The
Rialto, Venice
Notes: "Dunk the Chump"
to help Florida's Blood
Centers and VRMC
strengthen the local blood
supply. All donors get a
free T-shirt, food, bever-
age and enter a drawing
for a gas card. Get three
balls to knock a person
into water. KIX Country
92.9 and The Beach 98.9
radio will do live remotes.
Call: 270-1144
Dog Daze of Summer
Time: 8 p.m.
Where: Collectors' Gallery
& Framery, 114 S. Noko-
mis Ave., Venice
Notes: Voting ends Friday;
votes will be counted
Saturday. Photos of the
top 10 dogs will be pub-
lished in the Venice
Gondolier Sun. If your
photo is the winner, you
will receive a Pampered
Pet gift basket. Dogs visit-
ing the gallery viewing
area must keep their own-
ers on a leash at all times.
Call: 488-3029
Link: collectorsgallery
andframery.com
Opera ticket sale
Where: 61 N. Pineapple
Ave., Sarasota
Notes: Sarasota Opera's
fall production of "The
Barber of Seville" ticket
sale starts Aug. 15. No-
vember performances
Cost: Varies
Call: 366-8450, ext. 1
Link: www.sarasota
opera.org
AARP driver safety
Where: Venice Health
Park and Senior Friend-
ship Centers, Venice
Notes: For those who are
older than 50. Need to
have enough people in-
terested before an exact
date and location are
selected.
Call: Bill at 475-6925
'Forbidden
Broadway'
Tickets: Now on sale
Date: Musical review runs
Sept. 5-21
Where: Venice Theatre,
140 W Tampa Ave., Venice
Notes: Tickets for "Forbid-
den Broadway" and the
Cabaret, MainStage and
Stage II Series are on sale
now. Box office hours are
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday and 10
a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Call: 488-1115
Link: www.venicestage.
com
Notes: Blood drive
Time: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Venice Regional
Medical Center, 540 The
Rialto, Venice
Take hook in hand
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Where: Senior Friendship
Centers, 2350 Scenic
Drive
Notes: Crochet class
Call: 584-0075
Link: seniorfriendship.
com
Get balanced
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Where: Senior Friendship
Centers, 2350 Scenic
Drive
Notes: Balance movement
Call: 584-0075
Link: seniorfriendship.
com
Swivel those hips
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Where: Senior Friendship
Centers, 2350 Scenic
Drive
Notes: Hula class
Call: 584-0075


Link: seniorfriendship.
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Duplicate bridge
Time: 12:50 p.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Caitlin Senior


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Back-To-School Extravaganza!

Aug. 15 marks a big day for the Venice community. Not only is it the last
Saturday of the summer for Venice High School students, but it is the first
(of hopefully many) Back to School concert put on by Venice MainStreet.
A total of eight bands will take the stage at Centennial Park in downtown
Venice, showcasing an assortment of musical genres, including punk, ska
and good old rock 'n' roll. The bands start playing at 1 p.m. and go all day
until 10 p.m. The YMCA and Ollie's Wake Skate Skim are setting up a skate
course for kids. The kids can skate all day and a skate competition will be
at 2-3 p.m. Anyone who wants to participate in the skating portion must
sign a waiver and wear a helmet and pads. Kids can skate on the course
all day for $5. To compete in the skate competition and skate all day is $10
per person. Participants will compete at beginner, intermediate and
advanced levels. Prizes will be provided by Ollie's. The following bands
will play: Matt Gerhardt, 1 p.m.; D.J. XXXotic, 2 p.m.; Third Society, 3 p.m.;
Bootleg, 4 p.m.; Signal 76, 5 p.m.; Twenty Twelve, 6 p.m.; The Real Muphin
Chuckers, 7 p.m.; Twenty Twelve, (plays again) 8 p.m.; and The End of
April, 9 p.m. The event is sponsored by Venice Honda and Nifty Nic Nacs
and organized by Kate Heddings of Uptown Girls and Venice MainStreet.


Friendship Center, 2350
Scenic Drive, Venice
Notes: Partner needed
Cost: $2 donation
Call: Daisy, 493-3065
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
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 story-
telling and playtime.


Space is limited. Please
observe age limits.
Call: 861-5000

Time: 10:45-11:30 a.m.
Where: Jacaranda Li-
brary, 4143 Woodmere
Park Blvd.
Notes: Toddlers ages 1-3
with parents, guardians
or caregiver join togeth-
er 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 Com-
pany lecture series on the
Middle Ages taught by
Professor Philip Dai-
leader 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: free
Call: 861-1270


Club food
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis
Elks Lodge, 1021
Discovery Way, Nokomis
Notes: Lunch
American
Legion dance
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Where: American Legion,
1770 E. Venice Ave.
Notes: Dinner dance
Call: 488-1157
FridayFest
Time: 5-9 p.m.
Where: Van Wezel Per-
forming Arts Hall, 777
North Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota
Notes: Julie Black aka
Angel for Blues, jazz and
blues music. Free and
open to the public.
Call: Box office, 953-3368
Link: vanwezel.org


SATURDAY,

AUG. 16
Labor Day picnic
Date: Tickets on sale for
Sept. 1 picnic
Time: 2-7 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis
Elks Club, 1021 Discovery


Way, Nokomis
Notes: Food served 3:30-5-
30 p.m., includes chicken
and ribs, beans and cole-
slaw, draft beer and soda.
Music by Blue Bayou.
Cost: Tickets $12 each,
available in our lounge.
Get tickets early. Limited
at the door on Labor Day.
RSVP: 486-1854
Kayak basics
Time: 2-7 p.m.
Where: North Jetty/Snake
Island
Notes: Learn to enter, exit
water, paddle, choose
equipment, get back into
kayak if overturned, help
rescue another, and tides.
Cost: $40
call: Terry Brawley, 960-
5505
Venice deaf social
Time: 5 p.m.
Where: Grand China
Buffet, 2108 Cortez Road,
Bradenton
Notes: This is the last get-
together dinner for the
group as they will not
have the deaf social any-
more.
Link: E-mail sharris@
ccdhh.org
Ballroom dancing
Time: 10-11 a.m.


Where: Gotta Dance Stu-
dio, 303 South Tamiami
Trail, 4 Bay Center, No-
komis
Notes: Everyone wel-
come. No partner needed.
Call: 486-0326
Depot tours
Time: Every half hour
beginning at 10 a.m.
Where: East side under
the Venice Avenue Bridge.
Notes: Trained Venice
Area Historical Society
docents tell the history of
the depot in Venice.
RSVP: For 10 or more call
493-9061 or 492-5531
Read to the Dogs
Time: 2-3 p.m.
Where: Venice Public
Library, 300 S. Nokomis
Ave.
Notes: Families are invit-
ed to read a story to a
trained therapy dog pro-
vided by the Suncoast
Humane Society. Make a
craft while waiting for
your turn with the dogs.
Call: 861-1348
Auditions
Time: Noon
Where: The Players The-
atre, 838 North Tamiami
Trail, Sarasota
Notes: Actors, singers,
dancers for: "Company,"
"Bye Bye Birdie," "Little
Women" and "The Spitfire
Grill." Actors reserve a 3-
minute slot; bring 1-
minute monologue and
1-minute song. Call for
audition time.
Call: 365-2494
Pups at the Point
Time: 9 a.m.-noon
Where: Historic Spanish
Point, 337 North Tamiami
Trail, Osprey
Notes: Historic Spanish
Point and the Humane
Society of Sarasota
County welcome well-
behaved, leashed dogs to
visit HSP Dogs must be
up to date on shots, dog-
friendly and not in heat.
Stay to designated paths
and clean up after your
dog.
Cost: $9 for adults, $3 for
ages 6-12 and free for 6
and younger and dogs.
Call: HSP, 966-5214;
HSSC, 955-4131
Link: historicspanish
point.org or hssc.org.
Moonlight walk
Time: 8 p.m.
Where: Meet at Caspersen
Beach. If it rains, change
to Sunday, Aug. 17, 7 a m.
Notes: Four-mile beach
walk with swim. Must
wear sturdy shoes, bring
water, sunscreen, insect
repellent. Sponsored by
the Manatee-Sarasota
Sierra Club.
Call: Reserve with Sally,
484-4113.
Cost: $5 donation, mem-
bers and nonmembers
Walk a hound,
lose a pound
Time: 7 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Where: Woodmere Park,
3951 Woodmere Park
Blvd., Venice
Notes: Walk the inside
perimeter of the Paw Park
and you have walked a
mile. Bring your dog and
walk. Paw Park is open
from dawn to dusk daily.
Call: 861-5000
Jungle Gardens
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Sarasota Jungle
Gardens, 3701 Bay Shore
Road, Sarasota
Notes: Back to School
Bash and Stuff the Bus.
Ages 3-12 register for a
$400 back-to-school
shopping spree. Bring a
new school supply and
get in free.
Cost: $5 annual pass
Call: 355-1112, ext. 313
Link: www.sarasota
junglegardens.com


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Ursula is now remind-
ing me that she and her
husband gave me the
swing and they would like
me to pass it along to
Bree. Am I obligated to
give what was a gift to me
and my children to Bree's
child? There were no stip-
ulations when I received it.
How do I handle this? -
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TEXAS
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how you dispose of the gift
takes a lot of nerve, and no
rule of etiquette obligates
you to give the swing to
Bree. However, unless you
want that swing to
become a bone of con-
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He has no living relatives.
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BY LARAINE JANSEN
COLUMNIST

The South Venice Civic
Association is a neighbor-
hood civic association, not
a homeowners associa-
tion. Therefore, member-
ship is voluntary.
With about 7,500 homes
in South Venice, the associ-
ation has close to 1,000
members. Of course, the
association is always look-
ing to increase member-
ship.
The board of directors of
the association is very good
at keeping the membership
aware of what is going on in
Sarasota County govern-
ment, the city of Venice and
the local neighborhood
that may affect the people
who live in South Venice.
That is only one reason to
join the association. Here
are several other reasons.
Meet the candidates:
On Monday, the SVCA
hosted its Meet the
Candidates evening. There
were 42 candidates in
attendance and many citi-
zens stopped by to meet
the candidates and ask
questions. There were no
speeches by those running
for office, just one-on-one
dialogue with the candi-
dates and the public. The
candidates were apprecia-
tive that they had the
chance to meet and
explain their positions to
the voters. The SVCA Meet
the Candidates Committee
and the other volunteers
did a great job decorating
the hall, and the coffee and
pastry delights were well
appreciated.
Family Fun Night: These
days with families strug-
gling to cope with the
downturn in the economy,
the SVCA is looking for
ways to help families in the
neighborhood. The high
cost of gas and most other
consumables has made it
difficult for families to
think about having fun or
socializing. The SVCA is
developing a Family Fun
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tainment and fun. Wi-Fi has
been installed in the build-
ing and one night a month
is planned for families to
bring their children to join
study groups, play comput-
er games on their laptops,
do their homework and
meet new friends. There
will be a Wii game, as well
as Nintendo and other
video games. If successful,
there will be adult evening
activities, and the chil-
dren's night will be
expanded to more than
just once a month.
South Venice Beach
Expo: Businesses are
already signing up for the
Jan. 10 event. This is a
great way for local busi-
nesses to get exposure to
many people in the area.
As many as 2,000 people
attend the expo each year.
Be sure to mark your cal-
endar so you won't miss
the 2009 South Venice
Beach Expo.
Challenger Park: There
are many resourceful peo-
ple in SouthVenice. A group
of citizens have taken it
upon themselves to bring
Challenger Park back to life.
Challenger Park is located
within the subdivision and
had become run down
because of neglect. These
neighbors have started
cleaning up the park and


they are in the process of
writing a grant to purchase
equipment and improve
the landscaping. It will be a
great place for kids to enjoy
sports in their own neigh-
borhood.
MOMS: There is a
Moms Offering Moms
Support group in the
neighborhood. Members
host many events each
month in order to connect
with other moms in the
local community and pro-
vide children with positive
educational and social
activities.
The association tries
very hard to involve the
community. The board
members and other vol-
unteers are dedicated to
making South Venice the
best neighborhood in the
area, and many more vol-
unteers are needed.
If you want to learn
more about this group and
you live in South Venice,
think about volunteering
some of your time and
your expertise. You will be
glad you did.
Contact the SVCA at
493-0006 with questions
you may have about any of
the activities in this article.
The SVCA office is open
on Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday from 9 a.m. to
1 p.m., or you can leave a
phone message and your
call will be returned dur-
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AUG.15, 2008 RELIGION
AUG. 15, 2008


CONTACT US
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Especially for Youth changes lives RELIGIONBRIEFS
DeMaio heads Youth
and Family Ministries


BY EDITH ALEXANDER
GUEST WRITER

"It really was a life changing experi-
ence," said 15-year-old Isabelle Tenoria of
Venice about the recent Especially For
Youth program of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints, which she
attended.
Approximately 650 Latter-day Saints
gathered for the EFY program held at
Eckerd College
in St. Peters-
burg in July. "It built my
Two otherVen- testimony of the
ice girls, Casey
Dooley and church. It made me
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also attend-
ed.
This youth
program of the
LDS Church
has the objec-
tive to encour-
age, assist and
guide boys
and girls, ages
14 to 18, to
strive to "come
unto Christ."
This program
creates a set-


VVaIIn U oUe a L IIer
person. The world
is so full of nega-
tive things and this
was very positive.
There were no
temptations to
worry about and
everyone there
had high stan-
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ting in which ua, us.
youth have the Isabelle Tenoria,
opportunity to 15, of Venice
develop spiri-
tually, physi-
cally, intellec-
tually and socially. These programs are held
in 45 locations throughout North America
every summer and are attended by more
than 50,000 youth.
Especially For Youth is a full, five-day,
overnight program which begins on
Monday morning and concludes early
Saturday morning. Youth have the oppor-
tunity to learn and grow together while
attending classes, devotionals and fire-
sides together. Weekly highlights include
Family Home Evening, dances, a musical
program, a banquet, games night, service
projects, a variety show and a testimony
meeting.
"It built my testimony of the church. It
made me want to be a better person. The
world is so full of negative things and this
was very positive," Tenoria said. "There
were no temptations to worry about and


PHOTOS COURTESY OF CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
Latter-day Saints Rebekka Schenk, left, and Austin Shipley were among 650 teenagers at the EFY
gathering.


everyone there had high standards."
Although most of the youth that
attended the St. Petersburg event were
from Florida, there were a few from as far
away as Connecticut, Canada and even
Austria. Rebekka Schenk, a former
exchange student from Austria who
attended Venice High School last year
while living at the home of Bishop Shipley
and his wife, returned especially for this
event.
The local youth all agreed they were
eagerly looking forward to attending again
next year.

Edith Alexander is Venice Area Public
Affairs Representative of The Church of esus
Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Isabelle Tenori of Venice, left, Freddy Rojas and
Katie Tolan were attendees at the Especially for
Youth program recently held in St. Petersburg,
Fla.


Kelly DeMaio is the new Youth
and Family Ministries Director
at Emmanuel
Lutheran Church.
DeMaio will work
with children
and their fami-
lies within pro-
grams such as
Sunday School,
Vacation Bible
School, youth
groups and com- DeMaio
munity events.
She is a Venice native, married
with two children and one on
the way.
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., Thurs-
days, at the Venice Assembly of
God Church at 695 Center Road.
Call JoAnn Myers at 492-5191 or
the church at 497-5683.
* Reformers Unanimous Inter-
national meets 7-9:30 p.m. Fri-
days, at Victory Baptist Church,
241 Burney Road, Osprey. Call
Pastor Arlo Elam at 966-4716 or
visit reformu.com.
* Couples Helping Couples
meets 7:30 to 9 p.m., Fridays, at
Our Savior Lutheran Church,
2705 N. Tamiami Trail, Nokomis.
An anonymous 12-step pro-
gram for all couples. No 12-
step experience necessary.
Call 474-5315 or 492-9547 or
www.recovering-couples.org.
Pancake supper
Emmanuel Lutheran Church,
800 S. Tamiami Trail, will offer a
free pancake supper from 4:30 to
6 p.m. Aug. 31 and the last

Please see RELIGION, 7B


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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


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

Venice
United Church of Christ
Cagmpi~a Chnstmr Evmclil, RconMd
620 Shamrock Blvd.
Every Sunday at 10:00
More Information? 493-6741
www.veniceucc.org


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St. Mark's Episcopal Church o ,.r 4 ,
508 Riviera street, Venice (2bkksdb&ed enazRegitorM tedi/rc ter)
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.org


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


Venice-
SNokomis
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


You're Invited
CHRIST UNITED
L 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
1475 Center Road, Venice
www.cumc.info


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


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


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


New Hope

Christian Church

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




SAssmmbly of God
L 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.
A full range of children's ministries is available at these services


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SUN NEWSPAPERS 7B


STUDY AND CLASSES

* Chabad of Venice & North
Port, 2169 South Tamiami
Trail, Venice, offers High
Holiday Classes: A four-week
series by Rabbi Sholom
Schmerling. Session 1 Aug. 27
- Rosh Hashanah: God as King;
Session 2 Sept. 3 Rosh
Hashanah: The Shofar; Session
3 Sept. 10 Yom Kippur:
Atonement by Default; Session
4 Sept. 17 Sukkot & Simchat
Torah: Joy and Unity. Free and
open to all. RSVP at 493-2770.
* Calvary Bible Church, 1936 E.
Venice Ave.: Bible study, 6:45-


RELIGION from Page 6B


8 p.m., Wednesdays; A 12-week
study titled "Back to Genesis" at
9:25 a.m. begins Sept. 7. Call
Pastor Brett Jones at 485-7070 or
visit cbcvenice.com.
* First Christian Church ofVenice,
1100 Center Road: 9:30 a.m.,
Sunday, Bible Study; 7-8 p.m.
Thursday, Roman Bible Study.
Fellowship Hall. Call 408-8088
or visit www.churchthatcares.
com.
* Fisherman's Net Community
Church, 1101 South Tamiami
Trail: interdenominational class
on the History and Background


of the Bible, Thursdays, 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 Restaurant
on U.S. 41 Bypass. Pastor
Randy Burt hosts Family Night,
Adult Study, with an evening of
praise, worship and study.
Infants and toddler nursery;
Generation 360 teen ministry;
and "Missionettes, Royal Ranger
& Daisey's" for children, all at 7
p.m., Thursdays. Call 493-0775.


* Sarasota Baptist Church: Bible
study at 6:30 p.m., Thursdays in
the Venice home of Stephanie
and Charlie Gardner on Capello
Drive. Book: "Discovery Adult
Study Guide," Genesis 1-27, win-
ter '07-'08. Call 376-2199.
* St. Martha Catholic Church,
200 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota:
Adult Latin classes with Father
James Fryar, the third Thursday
of each month in the second-
floor Creed Room. Call 366-4210
or visit stmartha.org.
* Suncoast Worship Center,
881 South River Road, Engle-


wood: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Mondays.
"Breaking Free: Making Liberty
in Christ a Reality in Life," a
woman's Bible study by Beth
Moore. Call 474-5045 or visit
suncoastworship.org.
* Trinity Presbyterian Church,
4365 State Road 776, will pre-
sent a Bible study on Ephesians
at 11:15 a.m. following Sun-
day worship service. Lal and
Elizabeth Milner will lead using
the book entitled "Ephesians:
Life in God's Family." Continues
each Sunday through August.
Call 493-0018.


Sunday of every month.
No tickets, coupons or
money needed. All are
welcome. 488-4942
Food distribution
SHARE (Self Help &
Resource Exchange), a
volunteer and food pro-
gram, will have grocery
pickup for August and reg-
istration for September at
the following host sites
Saturday, Aug. 23: Christ
United Methodist, 9:30 to
11 a.m., 223-5049 or 480-
0236; Epiphany Cathedral,
9:30 to 11 a.m., 484-3505;
Trinity Presbyterian, 9
a.m. to 10:30 a.m., 493-


1057; Calvary Chapel of
Nokomis, 9 to 11 a.m.,
483-4583. Call one of the
host sites listed above for
further information.
Speaker
TideWell Hospice and
Palliative Care presents
Doug Smith, professional
speaker, trainer and con-
sultant with 25 years as a
counselor, therapist and
health care administrator,
from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 15 at Venice
Church of the Nazarene,
1535 E. Venice Ave. Topic:
Concept of the Wounded
Healer. CE or Contact


hour credits. To register,
call 552-5959 or e-mail
iruark@tidewell.org
TeamKid program
TeamKid registration set
for 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday,
Aug. 20, in Fellowship
Hall at First Baptist
Church, 406 Shamrock
Blvd. TeamKid begins from
6 to 7 p.m. Aug. 27. A fun,
discipleship ministry for
kids age pre-K through 5
years. Call Randy Koach at
485-1314.
Marriage enrichment
Our Lady of Lourdes
Catholic Parish, 1301


Center Road, offers mar-
ried couples of all ages
"Married and Loving It
(Most of the Time)" a
marriage enrichment pro-
gram from 8:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug.
16. Topics include couple
decision making, talking
in the safe zone and win-
win conflict resolution.
Registration fee: $25 per
couple. Continental break-
fast, light lunch and all
materials included. For
information, call Sue and
Larry Haag at 927-3481.
Healing
* Free community healing


room, 6:30-8:30 p.m.,
Thursday, at Suncoast
Worship Center, 881 South
River Road, Englewood.
Call 474-5045.
* New Life Assembly of
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.


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Out and about


Right, Circus Video Project Director Betty Intagliata hands
Ringling Circus Museum Curator Deborah Walk a copy of
the 1-hour video "Under the Big Top." Looking on is Venice
Historical Society President Sue Chapman. The historical
society partnered with Venice Middle School social studies
teacher Barbara Woody and her eighth-grade class to pro-
duce the video composed of eight interviews of former
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performers
who live in the area. Any club or organization wishing to
view the video should call the Venice Historical Society at
412-0151.


Right, a Lake of the Woods
sandhill crane family watches
out for alligators.


Pictured outside the Lord-Higel House on the corner of Granada and Avenue Des Parques are
Dorothy Korwek, Judy Bauer and Jack Bauer, founders of the Friends of the Lord-Higel House.
Joseph H. Lord was one of Venice's earliest settlers. He operated a fleet of fishing vessels
between Venice and Sarasota and tried numerous professions, including practicing law, mining
phosphate, processing turpentine and growing citrus. Lord was elected the first state repre-
sentative when Sarasota County was established in 1921. George Higel and his wife Abigail
Williams raised six children, five of which were born in the house. Higel was the grove manag-
er for Lord's citrus holdings. Higel was the author of a column in the Sarasota Times newspa-
per, using the pen name "Nemo." Higel also served as an elected trustee of the Venice School
District and a Sarasota County commissioner.


My vacation


PHOTO COURTESY OF BOHDAN SZUPROWICZ


My club


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PHOTOS COURTESY OF ALAN B. CARTER
Above and below, Alan B. Carter recently toured Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Traffic
came to a standstill for more than 45 minutes while a herd of more than 500 buffalo crossed
the road.


Enjolli Collins, left, receives a
check from the RE.O. pro-
gram that awards educational
grants to deserving young
women. Mary Lindskog, right,
chair of Chapter GU's pro-
gram, said the money will go
toward Collins' associate's
degree in accounting, which
she is working on at Manatee
Community College-Venice.
The P.E.O. awarding this
grant has given more than
$30 million to more than
30,000 women in the 35 years
of its existence.





Amanda Garofalo receives a
scholarship award from
Kenney DeCamp, second
vice president of the Fine
Arts Society of Sarasota.
Garofalo, a visual artist, will
attend the International
Academy of Design and
Technology in the fall. Her
two major interests in life are
art and volleyball. She was
on the Venice High School
2005 State Champion Team.
The Sarasota-Bradenton
International Airport has
installed one of her works,
and she has won several
awards. The Fine Arts Society
of Sarasota is one of the old-
est art organizations
in the community.


PHOTO COURTESY OF FINE ARTS SOCIETY OF SARASOTA


PHOTO COURTESY OF CHRIS BROYLES
A whitecrested turaco waits for a treat at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne. The photo was taken
during a recent vacation in Cocoa Beach.


PHOTO COURTESY OF HELEN GOKBUDAK
The Venice Women's Sailing Squadron, better known as the Bitter Ends, recently set sail on the
Intracoastal Waterway from the Venice Yacht Club. The group is planning a Learn to Sail course
Sept. 8-12. The VWSS belongs to the Florida Women's Sailing Association, which comprises 10
women's sailing groups on the West Coast of Florida. From September through May the group
races or has fun sails Wednesday mornings on Roberts Bay. For information, call Carol Miller,
223-6049, or Helen Gokbudak, 484-1492.


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KIM COOL
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(941) 207-1000
kcool@venicegondolier.com


Rare Richmond home for sale in Venice


BY KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR

In the 1960s and 1970s,
Ruth Richmond was a
name to be reckoned
with in the Sarasota and
Venice area. One of the few
female builders, she made
a name for herself as a
woman who designed
homes that women would
appreciate.
"You can tell by the
glass doorknobs," said
the owner of a Richmond
home recently listed with
Wheeler Real Estate Realtor
Kelly Forman.
You can also tell a
Richmond by the larger
bedrooms and generous
closets, the spacious kitchen
and the extra-large pool
cages.


Built in 1969, the house
has a new kitchen with
Corian counters and tile
floors throughout. The tile
in the living area is placed
on the diagonal to add to
the spacious feel and is fur-
ther enhanced with a deco-
rative tile "area rug" pattern
at the entrance to the home.
The three-bedroom,
two-bath split-plan home
also has all-new bath-
rooms, with granite coun-
ters and designer wood
cabinets. The master bath
has a walk-in shower. The
master bedroom has a sit-
ting area, Pergo flooring
and plenty of room for the
present owner's large-scale
furnishings as well as slid-
ers to the lanai and heated
in-ground pool area.
The kitchen opens to


the lanai, facilitating out-
door entertaining.
There are plantation
shutters in the extra bed-
rooms and the entire
home is fitted with electri-
cally controlled hurricane
shutters.
Situated on one of the
larger lots on the north end
of the island area of Venice,
the 1,919-square-foot home
has a two-car attached
garage and circular drive,
which offers plenty of off-
street parking for guests.
Located at 613 Laguna
Drive, the house has been
listed for $695,000. It can be
seen during an open house
Saturday and Sunday, Aug.
16 and 17, noon-4 p.m. or
at other times by appoint-
ment. Call Forman at 716-
0751.


SUN PHOTOS BY KIM COOL
The master bedroom has plenty of space for oversized furniture and a sitting area.


A new kitchen was installed recently with Corian counters and new cabinets plus tile flooring.
A companion serving area and counter was installed on the adjacent lanai.


The front of this Ruth Richmond-designed house features a side-opening attached two-car
garage.


FRIDAY
AUG. 15, 2008






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Venice/Englewood/North Port

200 E. Venice Ave., Venice 34285


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Financial


3000
4000


Business Service


5000


Merchandise/Garage Sales 6000


Pets/Livestock


6230


Transportation/Boats 7000


1000







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1650 Farm/Ranches

1010 OPEN HOUSE

08/15/08
Brand new 3/2/2 + sun
rm, open plan with sep.
LR & DR. 2169 SF under
air. Sun. 8/17, 14.
1708 Jeannin, N. Port.
Make offer941-276-5007

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Saturday 10-3. 3/2/2 SW
Canal, 10 rooms. 3000
Shannon Dr. Punta Gorda,
FSBO (941)-637-4960

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1020 HOUSES FOR
SALE

Bank Foreclosures
budtraynerrealty.com
Bud Trayner Realty
941-766-7278

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


1020 HOUSES FOR
SALE





Venice
2/2 Oxford $120,000
NORTH PORT
3/2 Vizza $102,600
3/2 Sultan $120,000
3/2 Biscayne $95,000
3/2 Look out Ln $113,050
2/1 Biscayne $47,500
2/1.5 Chicopa St. $42,000
2/2 Margarita $45,600
PORT CHARLOTTE
3(2 Cottonwood $132,000
2/1.5Yates $63,200
1/1 Mallory $32,300
PUNTA GORDA
2/1 McKenzie $124,000
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Never Lived in
Log Home
5 Acres North Fort
Myers, 4 BR's, 3 Full
BA's, Den w/ Fireplace &
Wood Laminate Firs. 2
Decks, $289,900.
877-507-1122

1022 ENGLEWOOD
FOR SALE

132 Kings Drive -
3 Bedroom Pool Home on
two lots. Excellent! $209k
103 Mark Twain Ln.
3/2/2 Fa Rm & Huge
lanai $188k
8 Par View Rd. 3/2/2
Pool home in Long Mead-
ow $219K
48 Bunker Circle
Huge 3/2/2 pool home on
Golf Course $244k

Terry Long
941-830-2347
RE/MAX Bayside
2/2 Handyman Special +
bonus rooms, 1 car
garage, built 1987.
$59,900. 941-815-8649.


1022 ENGLEWOOD
FOR SALE
2/2 NEW 1200sf
100% Owner Financing
No Money Down-$750/mo
Owner: (239)-643-6672
6432 Thorman Rd.
newer. 3/2/2 Pool Home.
Excellent! $178k
820 E. 5th St. Large 3
or 4 Bedroom with Water
& Sewer $146K
824 E. 5th St. 3BR/2BA
totally updated. Water &
sewer. $159K
Terry Long 941-830-
2347 RE/MAX Bayside
711 Boundary Blvd.
Huge 4/2/2 w/pool Over-
sized lot $289k
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.
Bank Foreclosure. Remod-
eled 3/2/2, new Paint, car-
pet, appliances, pool
remarcited. 9406 Gulf
Stream Blvd. $99,900 Sun
Real Estate 941-376-7653
New Homes
3/2/2 1311SF $129,900
6166 Avila St

3/2/2 + Den 1480SF
$139,900
6161 Blueberry Dr

3/2/2 + Den 1825SF
$159,900
6169 Blueberry Dr.
Coastal Living Realty
newenglewoodhomes.com

1024 NORTH PORT
3/2/2 1200sqft. CASH
$135k OTHERWISE
$149K w/2yrsmtg
pymnts pd. Worth $189k
800-870-8041 ext 37
4/2/2 Canal Front, Built
'01, Near Toledo Blade.
$175,000. Make offer
Investment RIty 492-5050
HOME WILL BE SOLD
Aug 17 Bank Foreclosure
Huge 2/2/2 1800 sf, New
Roof, City Water. Sold for
$203K in '06 Opening bid
$68K (941)-922-4200
Sweat Equity = Downpay-
ment. Paint, Clean, Land-
sape your way into Home-
ownership. Large 3/2/2
RBJ Builders Inc. 941-725-
1355

1025 PT CHARLOTTE
FOR SALE
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


1025 PT CHARLOTTE
FOR SALE
3/2/1 1987 totally remod-
eled, comm. pool etc
Owner fin. 20049 Isobar
$90K 239-821-5551.
3/2/2 w/pool & extra
2400 sf. garage (40x60)
on 3 lots. $249,900.
(941)-286-4599
4/2, move in condition,
21440 Midway Blvd.
$87,000.
(941)457-7077
All Closing Costs Paid by
Seller. 3/2/2 Pool home.
20167 Holland Ave
$119,900 Sun Real Estate
941-376-7653
BIG NEW.! 3/2/2
No Down Closing Costs
$1,290 mo. Must See
Details 407-923-2232
FSBO single family single
story home @ 3538 Pine-
tree St. 3BR, 2BA,
attached garage,
$280,000.315-685-1248
PC, Gulf Cove Canal Home
3/2/2, caged pool
5281 Boyle Terrace
$174,900 941-926-0022
PC, Saltwater Canal
Steal this home, NO
bridges to open water
3BR/2Bath/lcg
18414 Van Nuys Circle
$139,900 941-926-0022
PORT CHARLOTTE
2/2, large lanai, carport,
shed, clean. $54,900. Call
941-764-0875.

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IN THE
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OF HOMES
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1026 PUNTA GORDA
FOR SALE
Wash. Loop/ 20 acres,
4/3/2, pool, barn, horses
OK. No fees, $425,000.
(941)-639-1797

SOUTH VENICE
FOR SALE
All Closing Costs Paid by
Seller. 3/2 Newer Roof &
Kitchen. Prvt Beach.
Owner will paint & replace
carpet. 837 Poinciana Rd
$119,900 Sun Real Estate
941-376-7653

1028 VENICE FOR
SALE
2/2/1 Island, w/ Family rm,
walk to beach, New win-
dows, 70x140 lot $350k
Investment RIty 492-5050
Lakes of Jacaranda Like
new 3BR/3BA pool, court
yard plan. Guest Apt.
$345k Angelia Young
A Young Realty Group Inc
941-966-8889


1030 WATERFRONT
HOMES


1030 WATERFRONT
HOMES


2002, 3/2, pool, deck, WATERFRONT HOMES
dock. Fresh & Clean. By 5066 Ackley Terrace -
owner 297M Right on the Myakka River
Gulf Access. 375-2723 Gulf Access Wonderful
River Views. 2 Lots with
EMERALD POINT, PG. Protected Side Canal for
Condo Boat dock, fur- Boat Docking $495,000
nished, pool, tennis, 1 & 2 1985 Georgia Ave. Over-
bdrms. SALE or RENT sized Lot WATERFRONT
941-626-3350 Financing Home with no bridges to the
Gulf of Mexico $345k Bring
Free waterfront MH w/3 Offers
years lot rent paid in adv. 135 Wilhelm Drive -
55+ park on lake. Call Walk to beach. Totally
for more info: 813-965- updated! Metal Roof!
3092/951-733-9322 or $329,900.
visit www.dinnerlake- Terry Long
haven.com. 941-830-2347
RE/MAX Bayside.
NW P.C. 3/2.5/2, pool
home, SW canal, $329K,
(941)-429-2258 www.for 1040 CONDOS/VILLAS
salebyowner.com/listing/EB074 FOR SALE

PC, 3/2/1 Gulf access, Bird Bay Golf Course Villa,
needs some work, 2/2, Ldryrm, Cport, 8x25
$245,500 Near Vo Tech Porch, Cath Ceilings, $199k
/PCHS 941-629-6329 Investment RIty 492-5050


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
PUNTA GORDA ISLES
old sailboat section,
needs partner, low $$
down. (800) 685-5341.

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1040 CONDOS/VILLAS
FOR SALE

Birdbayrealty.com
In Bird Bay Village
Golf, Tennis, Pools,
Clubhouse
PRICES DOWN TO
22 Waterfnt 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
2/2Villa $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...
Make Me An Offer!
Last 2 Units-
2 Bedrooms + Den,
2 Bath-Beautiful!
Close-Out Price-
$179,900.
+ Incentives
Visit Our Model at
325 Monaco, P.G.
Open Thurs.-Sun.
12-4 (or by appt.)
FLORIDA
HERITAGE REALTY INC.
941-637-0132


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941-918-8000

"This is the absolute time to buy" Donald Trump on
Good Morning America, August 12, 2008!


Price Reduced $135,900
1874 S. San Mateo, N. Port
Like new with CITY WATER.
3/2/2, beautifully landscaped,
all appliances and centrally
located. MLS A386278


1477 Nantucket
MINT condition, GREAT
location. BIG bedrooms,
TILED lanai, 30x14 HEATED
pool, DOUBLE lot. $249,900
MLS A385795







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North Port Rental
Built in 2005, like new home with
dining room, living room, great room
& breakfast bar. 3/2/2 split plan with
all appliances. $1,000 per month.
MLS A387993


Lonie Buchner, Broker
www.estatebrokers.net


351 W. Venice Ave.,


351 W. Venice Ave.,

Venice, FL 34285


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80 CIRCLEWOOD
2/2 Turnkey furnished villa
with roll down shutters!
Huge indoor laundry, great
floor plan, located just
minutes from beaches.
$128,500
CINDY FUCSIK
DIRECT: 416-5103


428 CIRCLEWOOD PINEBROOK LAKE CLUB
2/2 Fantastic price for this 2/2/1 Fabulous villa with
lovely furnished villa located
under 3 miles to Manasota vaulted ceilings, skylight &
Beach. Community offers 2 garage in a wonderful location.
pools, clubhouse, sauna & Move-in condition!
fitness room. $104,900 1 $124,500


MARY ELLEN DEITER
DIRECT: 809-7305


KEN SULA
DIRECT: 544-3197


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WATERFORD 510 SOUTH VENICE BLVD. SOUTH VENICE.
3/3/2-Custom split plan pool 2-2-2 split plan home. Tile Very clean 2 bed, 2 bath with a
home with stunning lake views throughout except for living 2 ca
n gatedifuolfing community room. Family room plus Florida 2 car garage on quiet street
Bmany extras for emasy itained wit room. Side car garage on large close to all shopping. Fenced
entertaining. Immediate lot in South Venice. yard, tiled kitchen and baths.
possession. $469,900 $139,900 $129,900
CLIFF STILES CATHY JEWELL CATHY JEWELL
DIRECT: 468-3606 DIRECT: 223-7561 DIRECT: 223-7561


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1040 CONDOS/VILLAS
FOR SALE

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

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

Venice 2/2 Covered Park-
ing $129,900 Albee Farm
Rd. By Appt. only (941)-
484-8535

1090 MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE

55+, Happy Haven,
Osprey lbr/lba/cp, lanai
12x50 $6000 obo
(941)-961-7476

Dbl Wide, Furnished Ridge-
wood 55+, Pool & Clbhse.
Close to all. $27K (440)-
964-6536


1090 MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE

Nicely kept 1984 Trophy
Classic 1/1 trailer, on
prime corner lot, across
from pool. At Sun 'N'
Shade Campgrounds
South Punta Gorda.
Includes awning & shed.
Must sell $8500 obo.
Call (239) -793-5182

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.

Pre-Owned Units,
26-feet to 42-feet. Ready
to tow or
FREE local delivery.
Charlotte RV Center, Tami-
ami Trail at Kings High-
way, Port Charlotte.
(941)-883-5555


HANDYMAN SPECIAL in VENICE ISLE REAL
Punta Gorda, 2bd, 1 bath, ESTATE SALES, INC. 55+
approx 12x50, Owner Resident Owned Comm.
Fin., Total house pmt & lot Lic. R.E. Broker. 941-485-
rent under $400/mo. w/ 7743 Many homes to
$2000 dn, 941-416-3800 choose from.


Inverness Adult Park 1981
14x52 2br/1.5ba, laudry
off FL Room, Plywood
floors, Ceiling fans, Central
heat & air, Central water &
sewer. $215 mo lot rent
inclds mowing. Will accept
best cash offer. 352-615-
3167

Mobile Home in Arcadia
Park for Sale $8000 or
Best offer for more infro-
mation 863-993-9969

NEW 2BR/2BA DW
Delivered setup with
A/C, skirting and steps
for only $48,900.
(941) 639-9555


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

1110 OUT OF
AREA HOMES

Will Trade Home in Flat
Rock, N.C. 2500 elv. for
Home on Water or Condo
on the Harbor in Punta
Gorda. Real Estate
Broker Jack Porter,
bears9@aol.com


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

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

$550, PG 2/1 + lanai, no
pets/smoke. M. Lilly,
RE/MAX Harbor
(941)-764-7585
$675 clean, historic PG,
2/1/cp, close to eat/
shop/park. Incl. lawn cut,
sm pet ok, 941-575-0481

$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

$895, 3/2/2, Lake Suzy,
pets OK, golf course
comm. close to every-
thing. (239)-218-5085

3 & 4br Brand New,
Spacious, N. P. Rental
homes Flexible Terms
941-223-6067
owner broker

2/2/1 $650
Comm pool, w/d, pets
allowed
Surfside Realty
941-473-4050

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. $850. 561-
685-4938
Punta Gorda Isles 210 Dell-
do Ct. WATERFRONT, 3/2/
1.5, $875 mo. 1st, last &
sec. Must have excellent ref-
erences & verifiable income.
941-626-2293


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

24 Homes, 9 Condos
Call for info on
FREE RENT
All Florida GMAC
Real Estate
941-629-1121
www.allfloridarealty.co
m
Burnt Store Isles 286
Madrid Blvd. 3/2/2.5 luxury
home w/ in ground spa on
Twin Isles Golf Course.
$1300. 1st, last & sec.
Must have excellent refer-
ences. 941-626-2293
3/2/2 Saltwatercanal nice
home minutes to rt44, all
appliances,AC also in
Lanai. avail sept 15 $850
401486-4667
juliann41@cox.net
3000 SF, brand new,
3BR/2.5BA/2CG, Ig. kit.
Burnt Store Lakes. $1300
mo. Lawn & pest incl. 1st,
last & sec. 941- 815-4013

Close to downtown.
Surfside Realty
941-473-4050
3BR+ loft, 2.5BA, 2CG,
brand new 2 story on cul-
de-sac, 2855 SF. Burnt
Store Lakes. Rent $1100
mo or sell $275K. (239)-
273-7693
Adorable & affordable
1BR house, $545 mo.
$350 sec. 4943 Grobe
St. North Port
1-866-586-2412



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Annual & Seasonal
RENTALS
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CALL (941) 473-9616
or visit us at our web-
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Arcadia 2/1 In town, $650
mo. 1/1 North of town
$525 mo. 1st & sec.
(863)-558-1130
Arcadia, Harlem
Heights 2B/1B for rent.
1st & Sec. Deposit $500
ea 863-494-3141



AWARD WINNING
SUNBELT MGT.
SERVICES
RENTALS*
3/2/2 Leona St.,
PC, Built 2007 $900
3/2/2 Shreve St.,
PG Historic Dist.
$950 Mo.
COMPLETE LISTINGS
(941) 764-7777
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BRAND NEW 3/2/1
Trop Gulf Acres, 12433
Catalina Dr. $795/mo.
(310) 613-8779
BSI- 3/2.5/2 on Canal w/
Pool, Boat Dock & Lift.
Annual Lease. $1600. mo.
(941)-726-1722


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

Buffalo Ave. PC. Brand
new 2/1.5 w/FL rm. Lots
of storage. Nice yard &
area. $750 mo. + $750
sec. + $200 water sec.
941- 456-6288.

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

DEEP CREEK New 4/2/2,
Washer & Dryer, screen
lanai, liv. & din. rm $1050
mo 321-213-0168

DEEP CREEK, 3/2/2, pool,
caged lanai, fenced, fans,
tile, like new, $1300/mo.
lst/last/sec 941-323-2229

E. Engl 3/2/2 1800 sf,
Pool, Split plan, New carpet,
sod, yd care $1195 mo lyr
Ise 505-263-0434

E. Engl. 2BR/2BA with 2
Scr. porches, Poss 2 units
$900/mo(941 )-268-1992

E. Englewood 2BR/1BA +
carport Totally remodeled.
$850/mo
941-268-1992

E.Englewood 2/2/2 $795
3/2/2 $825 Ist+sec
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El Jobean
1/1 Harbor Village
$1000/s
North Port
3/2 Hartsdale $850/A
3/2 Aflnity $950/A
3/2 Cosgrove $950/A
3/2 LaCoco $900/A

COMM Fray St $800/A
3/2 Pine $1100/A
2/2/1 McFadden $800/A
2/2 Pool Dearborn $900/A
2/1 Pennsylvania $650/A
Rotonda
3/2 Oakland hills pI $900/A
2/2 Natures Trail $800/A
2/2Apts. Dogs ok $650/A
Port Charlotte:
3/2 Sailboat water $1200/A
3/1 Lucerne $650/A
Cathy Ledford, Mgr.
(Need Help?)
941-681-1189
941-475-7011
website: www.icre.us

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

EngI, Clean 2/2, Near
Beaches, Boca & Boat-
ing. NS/ Pet ok. $800.
(941)-350-1288

3Br/2Ba Executive
Pool home & 2br/2ba
Condo in Rotonda.
Furnished $995/mo -
$1400 Incls all utili-
ties. Avail Now Jan.
941-268-5275
www.LKVillas.com

ENGLEWOOD
Lg 2/2/1 FL rm
Dock htd pool $1095
OVERBROOK 2/2/1
1951sqft $825
WEST COAST PROP. MGT
941473-0718
www.RentalsFlorida.net


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

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




For a Complete List Go To
eraportcharlotte.com
or call for info.
$1395, pool, canal 3/2/2 PC
$850....................3/2/2- PC
$995...........3/2/2, pool PC
$1495, Pool, Acreage
..............................3/2/2- PG
$750...2/2.5 Golf Course- DC
$875 ....................3/2/2- DC
$895....................3/2/2- NP
$925..................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
GARDENS GULF COVE
3/2/1 comm pool $700
GULF COVE newer 3/2/2
granite counters $900
WEST COAST PROP. MGT
941-473-0718
www.RentalsFlorida.net
GOT DOCK IN PC
Ship Shape 3/2/2, on
SAILBOAT CANAL. Flex term.
$1100. with lawn care
941-753-7433
Gulf Cove 3/2/2, unfur-
nished. 5569 Gillot Blvd.
$850. mo., 1st., Last,
Sec. (941)-624-0355




GULF COVE, 3/2/2,
on canal w/boat
dock. Easy access
to Myakka River.
Exc. cond $1100 mo.
469-766-0641


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RENT




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

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
$950/mo 1st + Sec
941-234-8123
N Port REMODELED
1BR/1BA $595
2BR/1BA $695,
F & S 941-423-8029
Northport/PC Line
New 3/2/2 all apple's,
Pet Friendly $950 /mo
321-239-0647
N. Port 34BR, Lrg
Fenced yard, Completely
tiled throughout. New
fixtures & appliances,
Spacious Garage. Great
Neighborhood
$1,200/mo. lst/L/Sec
(941)-232-8312
N. Port- Newer 3/2/2 on
corner lot w/ large yard.
*** Move in Special***
$1,000. (813)-777-8578
N.P. 2/1 + carport,
RV/Boat parking, 6' fenced
yard. Pets OK. $650
mo.941-815-8649.
N.P. 3/2/2 Near shopping,
City water, Lrg Yard $950
mo + sec. N/S (941)-426-
2411
N.P. New 4/3/3, all appl.
w/d, furn/unfurn. min
from Murdock Cir. Pets
okay (941)-8763541
N.P. Rent or Lease to
Own No Bank Qual.
Low $ down. $1,000-
$1,250/mo, 1-yr lease.
New in '06. 1942sf,
4br/2ba/2cg, applia.
Scrnd lanai. Rudy
(231)-590-3729
-NEED A RENTAL
Paradise Properties
& Rentals, Inc.
941-625-RENT
New homes in Cleveland
section of Punta Gorda,
3/2/2, all appliances, all
tile, window treatment, hur-
ricane shutters $825 mo.
Call owner (718)-465-6388
or (718) 864-6482

No Port 3BR/2BA
RENT TO OWN
Move right in, Easy
qualify, city water, 4 to
choose from. $900
dwn/
From $750/mo
(941)-716-4451
NOKOMIS, new, 2550sf,
3/3/2, near beach, lanai,
$1500 (941)-539-5506
freewebs.com/house4rent
NOKOMIS, Sorrento East,
3/2/2 w/pool, recently
remodeled. On cul-de-sac,
lakeview, fenced yard.
$1395/mo. 941-234-2400
North Port 1/1, carport,
1,100 sf home, $475/mo +
util. 1st, last, sec. No pets.
94)716-3090
NORTH PORT 3BR/2BA
upscale condo w/ all appls
& garage. Close to shop-
ping. $950/mo Fred
Shute Realestate & Devel-
opment. (941)-426-1489
North Port LARGE NEW
3/2/2, formal living, dining
& family room, 18" tile,
screened lanai, $999
Lease option avail.
(941)457-0727
N. Port 3BR + Den/
2bA/2CG, 2 yr. old HM,
Near 1-75. $825 mo.
CALL 888-701-4001
North Port, 3/2/2 built
2005, soaring ceiling,
separate living/dining
$925. (941)-391-2665
NORTH PORT,
3BR/2BA, 2CG. Extra
Clean. $850/mo. 941-
812-4922
North Port, new, 5 min.
from Murdock Cir. 3/2/2
Lanai, San Mateo Area
$950 mo. 941-993-9887


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

North Port, Recently built
4/2/2 2200 sf under air.
Sec 8 Welcome. $1250
941-426-6217
941-423-0999 9-6
NORTH PORT New 4/2/2,
1860 sf. Reduced Price.
$1,100. mo + Dep. Credit
Check. 305-801-3838 or
970-214-8421
North Port. Like new
2/2/2 Cath Ceilings, Great
room 3481 S. Chamber-
lain $775/mo (941)-815-
1273
North Port newer 3/2/2,
$850. Convenient area.
1st, last & security. Annual
lease. No smoking. Sm.
pet OK. Call Gloria
(941)429-4292.
NORTHPORT 3/2/2
LANAI,BLT IN 03,ALL
APPLIANCES,895/MO+
500SEC 426-5904
NP 2/2/1 NEAR SCHOOL
& shops, Compl Renov,
tile,hdwood floors,patio,
$695 mo 94142&7240
NP 3/2/2 Quiet area,
close to PC $900/mo &
sec. 941- 544-3377
NP Newer 3/2/2 Beauti-
ful location Greenbelt
Near 175 & 41 $895/mo
941-240-5555 or 928-1506
NP, 2006 3/2/2,Heather
Terrace, Grt Loc., Near
41 & 75, $975/mo. Pets
ok. Call (941)-544-7623
NP, 3/2/2 New, Spacious
Bright. Near schools & shop-
ping. Quiet Street. $995
Water Incl. (941)780-3493
P.C. 2/2/1, Split Plan, w/
Lanai. Close to Kings Hwy.
$725 mo. Small Pet OK.
(941)-661-5388
P.C. 3/2 All Tiled, Pets
OK $800. month or
$200. week or
Lease/Option
(941)-769-4720
P.C. 3/2/1, waterfront,
$760 mo. Annual, Small
pet okay. 2/2 condo,
water incl. no pets. $600
1st., last + sec.
(941)-380-9212
P.C. spacious duplex,
2/2, lanai, w/d, $675
25038 Harborview.
941-766-1928
PC (3) 3 Bdrm. SW, nr. Jr.
High, very clean. Starting
@ $625. N/S., ref's 941-
769-4077 or 740-6431
PC 2/2 or 3/2, tile, lanai,
appl. w/d $675-$995 mo.
1st + sec. Ann. Sm. pet ok
(941)-626-1514
PC 1587 Beacon $685
2/2/CP Avail. Immed.
Screened porch w/shed
941-628-9810
PC 3/2, carport, 1 blk to
boat ramp. Near Elemen-
tary school. $800 mo. Pet
OK. (561)-843-2332.
PC large 2/2/2 fenced,
storage shed, clean, small
pet ok. $800 mo., 1st +
sec. 941-740-1169
PC large 2/2/2 Scr. lanai.
Olean Blvd. near hosp.
$700 mo. 1st. & Sec. Pet
OK. 239-293-3421.
PC, 3/2/1 w/pool, fenced
yard, pets okay, quiet area,
$1200 mo. + Sec. (941)-
624-3149
PC, 4bed/2bath/Pool
Beauty. $900.
ACCEPTS SEC. 8
(941)-228-7781
PC, STOP RENTING
OWNER FIN. Bad Credit
OK. Low Down. Low 30 yr.
fixed rate. $140K 3/2/1,
all tile, heated spa, pond,
fenced yard, shed. 22318
Priscilla Ave. 941-286-
5861.
PC-Reduced 2/1/1 WF
$675 2/2/lanai $575,
new roof, all tile, good
Ioc, (941) 240-1749.
PG
3Br/2Ba/Laundry/Lania
Shed A/C near 1-75
$800mth 941-637-9567
PGI 2/2/2, Canal home
w/dock, screened lanai,
10 min. to Harbor, $875
mo. (562)-397-2755

Port Charlotte
22072 Beverly, 3/1,
$595
North Port
3028 Velvet, 3/2
fenced in yard, $800.
Pets Welcome
(941) 628-4494


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

Port Charlotte 3/1, all tile,
pets okay. $700 mo. or
$175/wk. Available now.
(941)-769-4720
Port Charlotte, 3/2/1
newly redecorated, canal
in back, $750. 786-247-
3264
Pt. Charlotte- Waterfront
3/2/2 (O' Hara Drive area)
2 Living Rooms, 2498 sf.
RentAHome Srvs 637-6797
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.comrn
941-575-3777
Rotonda Area, 3bd 2 ba
Furnished, Split Floor Plan.
(941)493-1329
Rotonda West, 3/2/2, all
appl., lanai, near beaches.
$1,000 mo. + dep. Pets
ok 781-953-6653
S Venice 3bd/2ba Nice area,
close to walmart $575 mo
+ sec Short term ok Pets ok
544-7299
S VENICE, 3/2/1, file firs,
stone fireplace, Ig country
kitchen, quiet area. (941)
485-7135 or 492-7515
S. GULF COVE
New 3/2/2 on canal Master
suite garden tub fireplace wine
cooler. Sm pet ok $1350
WEST COAST PROP. MGT
941-473-0718
www. RentalsFlorida. net
S. Venice 2/2/1, updated
lanai, hot tub, ann. lease,
$850 +. Take 9/1 save
$150. 941-330-5093
S. Venice 2/2/2 Great
Area Ist/last/sec $800
mo 941-4734071
S. Venice 2BR/1.5BA
/1CG w/ CP fenced yard,
shed, 1st & sec $850/mo
941-408-9264
S. Venice 2BR/2/1 + Den
.Serious inq. only. No prior
Evictions $795/mo 1st &
sec. 941-258-5061
S. Venice Treasure 2/2/1
End sun room, huge yrd, 2
blocks to prvt. bch $875
(727)467-0202
S. VENICE Waterfront on
Myaka, 2/2/CP, Furnished
w/ Boat lift $775/mo 1st &
Sec 941-809-7072
SOUTH VENICE, 3/2/2, 6
yrs. old., 6 appliances,
weekly lawn care. $1125
(941)-346-9319

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

Venice 3/2/2 in exclusive
Jacaranda CC, 2700sqft
$1300/mo. +Dep. Annual.
N/S. (941)-955-1331
VENICE EAST
2br/2ba/2cg prof painted,
spotless, fenced yard, scr
lanai, w/d hook ups, Refs.
$825/mo. Last & Sec.
(941)-488-6695
VENICE GREAT HOMES
$850-$900
Gulf Coast Rentals & Real
Estate Co. (941)492-
4280


Venice Isl Spacious corner
unit, 2BR/2BA. Lanai, furn,
cable TV. 55+ near shops
& Hosp $800/mo. (941)
483-3407 or 713-517-1745
VENICE, 3BR/2BA, fenced
back yard. Pets ok. 608
Country Club Way,
$950/mo. 941-2324725

1240 CONDOS/VILLAS
FOR RENT

$575 Deep Creek, spa-
cious & luxurious 1 bed
1.5 bath, wet bar, 1st fir,
on golf course, covered
parking, 941-628-8570


1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

$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. Biscavne Dr.
North Port
941-350-2704 or
Toll Free 1-888803-3100
MARK V DEVELOPMENT
13355C Tamiami Trail, N.P.
*2/2 waterview like new
condo. Island of Venice
$875/mo
941-488-8143

2/2 Gulf Cove Pt, Water
View Furn villa, 13100
McCall Rd. Avail now! Rent
negot. 941497-0599 or
961-7178
2/2 PGI End unit condo in
gated complex w/1 car
garage, granite, stainless
steel appliances, W/D &
huge heated pool. Call Alex
at 512-750-3524 $850
per month
2/2 Saybrook Center Rd.,
pool, $800/mo.
2/2 Ven Isl, wlk to bch, $700
Investment RIty 492-5050
2/2, beautiful pool &
spa, elevator, near hospi-
tals, $625 mo, very nice.
(239)-671-3511
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
AFFORDABLE PGI 2/2
start @ $495. Others at
www.flarentals.net
RIty Mgmt. 625-3131.








38 UNFURNISHED UNITS
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NEW WEBSITE FOR
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AMAZING CONDO! 1200
sq. ft. 2/2 walk to down-
town PG. $640 mo. Call
Josh 941-661-3720.
Bird Bay Viliage,
Unfurn/furn 1/1/CP,
Lanai, Pool, Tennis, Golf,
W/D, N/S $795/mo inclds
water, cable, trash etc
726-5828
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
CONDO, LANAI, W/D,
POOLTENNIS. $650.
N/P 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
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,
$850/mo. 941-627-1058
FUN NEIGHBORHOOD
1 BED/2 BED/3 BED
Condos available as low
as $725/mo. All utilities
incl. Except elect. In
North Venice City Limits.
BIRD BAY REALTY
Venice office 484-6777
or 1-800-464-8497


1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

GATED GOLF COMM
Brand New 3/2/1 Htd
pool, Tennis courts and
more! $900/mo
941-525-3127
HARBOUR HGTS. 27235
Adams Dr. 2/2 condo-cpt.
1 yr old. $595 mo. Pets
allowed. 216-469-2944
Heritage Lake Park, 3/2,
w/d, cov. pkg., lakefront,
gated, pool, clbhse, N/P
$725. (941)-637-9842
HERITAGE OAK PARK,
2/2/CP. Like New!
1st Fir. All Ammenities.
$800. mo.
941-457-6811
Heritage Oak Pk condo,
1st fir., 2/2/cpt. Sm. pet
OK. Amenities. N/S. Annu-
al $850. 941- 627-1827
If you are 55+... we have
one 2/2/2 at $795. avail
July 15. Sunrise Villas of
Rotonda 941-662-9369
N. PORT, Free Standing Villa
2/1.5BA w/gar. Shows very
nice. 55+ comm. Pets ok.
$650. Pino, ERA Pref. Prop.
(941)-7164308
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
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 3BR/2BA
upscale condo w/ all appls
& garage. Close to shop-
ping. $950/mo Fred
Shute Realestate & Devel-
opment. (941)-426-1489
PC, 1st, floor end unit
2bd/2ba completely reno-
vated, all tile floors, lanai,
covered parking, $750
mo. (401)-954-5090
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
PG, BSI. Mondovi 3/2/1
condo, 1st. floor, 3 yrs.
new $795 mo.
(216)-509-2293
PGI 2/2 condo $485. PGI
3/2 house, dock $650.
BSI 3/2 house, boat lift
$795. (508)-528-3057
PGI 2/2 Waterfront $600
3/2/1 w/dock, $995
Call Debra Peters @
ReMax Anchor Realty
800-898-7353

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, $550 + Sec (941)-
697-5015


1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

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, beauty
ful sunsets. (941)485-7645
Venice Island 55 + 2/2
New Carpet & Appliances.
Water/Cable Incl. $800
(941)-730-3174
Venice, 2/2 1000 sf in
Plantation Golf & CC $800
Patricia Calkins, Agent
941 493-3359
VENICE, new 2/2 + study,
furn or unfurn. Lake view.
Pool. $975 mo. short/
long term. 630-917-0202
Villa Esta II, Deep
Creek 2/2/CP, villa,
pool, golf course. RENT
or SALE
941-627-3500
WATERFRONT PUNTA
GORDA. Furnised 1 2
bdrm. Bring suitcase &
boat. (941) 626-3350

1280 TOWNHOUSES
FOR RENT

3 Story, New 3/2/2,
3,200sf. prvt. elevator,
pool, $1095. 3929 Cape
Haze Dr. 786-255-2805

1300 DUPLEXES
FOR RENT

$100 CASH BACK
Annual Lease PC 2/1, duplex
apt. quiet, but close to US41
clean. Small pets OK. $575.
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
Deep Creek, new 2/2/1,
living, dining, kitchen,
lanai, Ig. yard. Nomad Rd.
$775 mo. 1st. + Last.
Avail now. 941-743-4761
Deep Creek 2/2/1,
Screened lanai. Great loca-
tion! $650. mo. + deposit.
(941)-629-9101
Deep Creek 2bd/2ba,
Close to Exit 170,
$650/mo
(941)-737-7037
E Engl 2/2 Small pet OK.
$700/mo. Yrly Lease. 1st
Mo Free. $1000 sec
moves you in. Adobe Real-
ty Inc. 485-3998
Marcel 468-2529
E Englewood. 2/1 Lrg
Lanai, Tile, W/D hookup
Sm pet OK $625 incl lawn
serv. (941)-460-9403
E. Englewood. 2BR/2BA.
Annual. Unfurnished. Imm.
Occ. $725/mo. $550 Dep.
(941)474-5367
ENGL: Lg. 3br, 2 BA,
tile floors, stack W/D
incl. Clean, Very nice,
$750/mo 1st, last & sec.
989-585-3326
ENGLEWOOD New 2/2/1
all tile, large kitch, priv.
entry/lanai, $675/mo. +
sec. (941)-302-0629
READY FOR
YOUR
VACATION OR
YEAR ROUND
lake & golf course
from glass-
enclosed lanai.
Furnished 2BR,
2BA condo,
community pool &
clubhouse &
laundry in unit.
SHORT SALE!
$129,900
MLS#563333
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

MLS#N5762229


1300 DUPLEXES
FOR RENT

ENGLEWOOD, 2br/lba,
W/D, quiet, N/S, No dogs.
1st & Lst. $575.
(941)-473-7847
EngI, nr beaches, 1/1,
Inclds water, sewer, w/d,
lawncare $600/mo.
Ist/L/Sec. (941)-468-
8771
FREE MTH RENT 2/1/1
CP w/ tile floors & scr.
lanai. Venice. $600/ MO
941-2234488
Harbor Hts. large 1/1
$550. $300 deposit Pets
okay (239)-229-3716
Murdock Area, 2/2/1, Ig.
walk-in closet, pantry,
water incl. $600 941-423-
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.
Nokomis Free Rent! 2
Bd/lba Clean, Close to
park. Move in special.
(941)-809-3869
Nokomis Walk to beach,
room for boat, Ig.
1B/2B/2CG. Pvt. setting.
$800/mo. 941-232-5440
NOKOMIS, 311 Shore Rd.
Nr bch, 1st floor, $750
2/1.5 2nd floor $800.
Investment RIty 492-5050
NORTH PORT 2/1 Fur-
nished, lanai, $600/mo.
Sec 8 Welcome
941-426-6217,
941-423-0999 Call 9-6
P.C. centrally located 2/1,
tile, clean, $550, 1st. +
sec. Small pets okay.
(941)-916-1535
Pt Char 2/1 + bonus rm.
tile & carpet throughout,
quiet area, W/D incl. $600
mo. 941-661-4771
RENT TO OWN, PGI:
2/2/CP all appliances,
$700/mo, no pets,
F/L/sec, immediate
occup. (239)731-5188
VENICE EAST 2/2, large
lanai, very clean, storage
$750/mo. lst/Lst/Sec.
(941)-716-0844

1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT

(2) 2/1 & 2 Efficiencies
Starting at $600/mo
941-474-7171
**1 BEDROOM APT.
1/2 Block to Nokomis
Beach. $700/mo,
Less with maint. Assis-
tance. 1st, Last & sec.
941-488-5672


1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT

*DOWNTOWN VENICE
Embassy Ibr apt.
$600/mo. + $600 Sec.
Walk to beach & churches.
N/P. (941)-2440700
1 Bedroom on the
Island $650 Per mo,
1st month free!
Pets ok 941-488-6666
lbr/lba, 3 blocks from
Venice Beach, off Venice
Ave. New appls & W/D.
$695/mo 941-716-1431
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 BTH private
entrance North Port off
41, $525 + utilities. 941-
815-3117
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.
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
Char. Harbor unfurnished
studio, elec. H20, inter-
net & washer inc. $625
mo. NS 941-628-0136.
CHAR. HARBOR 1/1 updat-
ed, incl. water, pool, scr.
lanai, no pets. $550 mo.
941-628-3759.
Eff $150 week, 1 Bedrm
apt $175 wk. Incl util.
Triangle Motel Punta
Gorda 941- 639-8356
Englewood P.C. 3 months
FREE. 2/1, just remod-
eled, tile, new paint. Pets
ok. $600 mo. Call (239)-
398-5473
ENGLEWOOD 1ST
MONTH FREE 12 mins
from Venice 2br w/ den
2 ba 1300sf,pool$399.
moes you in $799/mo941-
4730450
ENGLEWOOD WATERFONT
1/1, Very Clean, Close to
Shopping, N/P $580/mo
941-475-5409


NEW CONDO IN
MAGNOLIA
PARK. 2
Bedroom, 2 bath
plus den/ family
room 1st floor
condo has all the
upgrades: Plus a
garage! Cubhouse
and heated pool in
complex that is
convenient to

MLS#571529

GREAT
LOCATION! One

blocks to the Gulf
of Mexico or
downtown Venice.
Low monthly fees
and one month
rentals allow for a
.i It iI
allowed. $87,900
MLS#N575835


Home & Condo Rentals and

Property Management, Inc.

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

Villa D'Este, 1st floor, close to shopping, community pool, approx. 678 sq. ft. ..........$ 595
Eastgate home, family room, close to shopping, approx. 1150 sq. ft....................... $ 725
Villa Nova condo, 2nd floor, community pool, large lanai ......................................... $ 750
Venice Gardens home, den, lanai, W/D, small pet neg. approx. 1021 sq. ft. ............$ 825
Venice Park condo, 1st floor, furnished, pool, close to town, approx. 967 sq. ft.........$ 900
Blackburn Cove condo, 1st floor, community pool, approx. 1464 sq. ft. ......................$ 925
Pinebrook home, dining room, lanai, community pool, approx. 1601 sq. ft. ..............$1100
Island home, family room, pool, pet negotiable, lawn & pool care included..............$1500


VERY CLEAN 2 bed 2 bath + family room, 2 car garage.
Ask about list of updates. Newer roof & AC. Pool with spa in
privacy screened lanai. Near Venice East Golf, Library.
DREAV TO MO N T l MI $1 9 N 00 M '7T/i'7147


lhEACH MAINOK VILLAS. Nice 2/2 with carport on Venice
island. Open floor plan. End unit affords extra light and good
cross ventilation. Ceramic tile throughout. See it today!
$134,000 MIS#N57610R4


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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 $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
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., 1st Mo. 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
2/1 Venice Island Duplex, Newly Remodeled, No Pets.......$800
2/2/1 South Venice Home, Lanai, No Pets, Lawn Care Incl....$850
2/2/CP Venice Gardens Home, Pet Friendly............................ $850
2/1 Venice Island Duplex, Newly Remodeled, No Pets.,,,$800
3/2/CP Venice Gardens Home, Pets OK $900
212/2 South Venice Home, No Pets $900
212/CP Venice Island Duplex, Furnished, No Pets.....................$950
3/2/CP Venice Island Home, Pets OK $950
3/2/2 Hourglass Estates Home, No Pets................................$1100
3/2/2 Nokomis Home, Pets OK $1200
212/1 Jacaranda Home, Pets OK, $1200
3/2/2 Gulfview Estates Home, No Pets, Lawn Care Incl.......$1250
3/2/1 Venice Island Home, No Pets $1500
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1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT

ENGLEWOOD: 1/1 Gulf
front, furn., walk out door
onto priv beach. $650/mo.
+ elec. 9414754913


1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT

VENICE ISLAND, Efficien-
cy, studios & several 1br
apts, available now! Nice.
(941)7354020


ISLAND OF VENIC VENICE ISLAND, Lg 1BR/
Tile Floors, Fans, Spotless,
Eff, 1 & 2 br, 1-yr lease. Walk to Beach, $640Ann.
Immed. occup. No pets. (941)484-7644
(941)416-5757
VENICE, furn, 1BR/1BA, LR
MANASOTA Key 1BR on & kitchen dishes, linens, TV,
beach, very quiet area. Big etc., utils incl. $190/wk
porch. Small pet ok. $850 (941)-4974970
mo. Incl Ultils 941-661-7120


MANASOTA Key, 2/1 Furn
W/utilities & cable,Long
term $270/wk
941-716-3660
North Port. Brand New
1bd Furnished. Prvt
Entrance $500 incl utilities
(941)-371-1678
Pt Charlotte 1/1 W/D pool,
$525 Olean near hosp.
Annual, N/S, N/P Call Flip
(941) 505-0482
PUNTA GORDA 1BR, quiet,
charming old Florida, River-
side Dr. $385/ security.
941-740-4769
Punta Gorda, Historic Dis-
trict, studio, immaculate,
water incl. NP/NS. $550
mo. (850)-841-9414
JWoodmerek
.1j Apts of N.
Venice. Luxury
community
SUMMER
SAVINGS!

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


Toledo Club
Apts. Luxury

SAVIGS

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

VENICE ISLAND 1 bedoom,
clean & neat. Walk to beach-
es & downtown $595 1-
800-7464030
Venice Island, 2/1.5, all
new, near beach, N/S,
1st., last & sec. (941)-
626-0413


VENICE-Spacious 2/1.5,
Unfurn, Close to shopping,
$700mo, 1st Last + Sec
(941)-966-2762 aft 6pm
VICTORIA POINTE APTS.
1&2 BR apts. located
along Sumter Greenway
in North Port
(941)-423-8720

:.- .

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. 941-6244404.

@

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

Arcadia 3/2 Mobile Home
in Rural Setting. Fireplace
& Porches, $800. mo.
(863)-558-2452
Country Setting beside
lake, fully furnished, $120/
week. Move in for $170.
Near 1-75 exit 164. (941)-
575-9577
NOKOMIS:
1BR/1BA and 2BR/1BA
(941)-914-2760
P.G. 1/1 & 2/2, carports,
scrn rms, shed. 40+
comm., starting @
$8,000. 941-626-7829


1340 MOBILE HOMES
FOR RENT

Several Available From
$400 -$750. Punta Gorda,
Nocatee & Kings Hwy. Incl.
CHA. 1st, Last, & Sec.
941-624-0355

1350 EFFICIENCIES
FOR RENT

All 2 Rm Suites, DSL. Trop-
ical Bay Waterfront, Sunny-
brook, $170 wk. & Up.
941-625-3004.
RENT SPECIAL
Apartments
Efficiencies, & Rooms
Starting at $55/week.
(941)-484-2630
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.

1360 ROOMS FOR
RENT

AAA+ PC on canal. $125
wk. All util.+local/LD
phone, dish, DSL, no sec.
dep 941-244-7034 Frank
CLEAN & SOBER Recov-
ery Housing in PC. Men
& Women. Interested in
sobriety 941-624-3748
ONLY $100/Wk in PC/
Engl. Priv entr, cable, ac.
All udtl incl.941-276-3134,
681-1161 or 276-1025
P.C. furnished, private
bath, house priv., utilities &
cable incl. $120 wk. No
pets. 941-625-2617
PC Clean & Quiet, $120
wk. $450/mo incl utils,
furn'd, refs. 941-743-
3070. 941-740-2565
PG, FREE RENT! Furn., all
incl. $125 wk. 2-3 BR apt.
$325 wk. N/P, 941-639-
1089,941-623-7921

1370 RENTALS TO
SHARE

2 roommates to share
beautiful 3 bedroom pool
home off Peachland. (941)-
876-6876
3br/2ba SHARE DUPLEX
in Venice. $400/mo. Call
(941)-321-3578


1370 RENTALS TO
SHARE

Avail Prv Bdrm & Bath for
Mature older woman, in
exchange, do hsekeeping-
errands 941485-2266

1390 VACATION/SEAS
RENTALS

*Venice Island Condo on
Canal. Ideal for couple.
Heated Pool on Gulf.
$2500 203-375-4151

jCleanTime Ser-
vices, LLC Rental
Properties are our spe-
cialty. Contact Pamela @
941-320-0023 Clean-
Time- /
Services.comrn

PC 2/2/2, neat & clean,
close to beach & shop-
ping, move right in. Furn
Seasonal/Annual. 941-
456-1640

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

1500 LOTS & ACREAGE

10 Acres mostly dry, E.
Charlotte. SW canal lot, 1
bridge to Gulf by owner,
$95K obo.941-875-8974


AUCTION!!
5 Lots,Tamiami Trl.
COMMERCIAL
GENERAL
MUST BE SOLD!!
Auction ends 8/26
BID NOW!
Call for
bidder info & location
941-

743-4277

DeSoto County
5ac Tracts, On paved rd
$95,000, 40 accres,
Brownville $9,500 per ac
LOW DOWN
OWNER FINANCING
www.landcallnow.com
1-941-778-7980/7565


1500 LOTS & ACREAGE

Land for Lease avail imme-
diately. 300 ac of highly
productive sandy loam.
Suitable for Veg. Watermel-
on, etc. Excellent
drainage, large irrigation
well, located in Arcadia
Florida call 269-268-8119
Oversized lot in N. Port.
13,317 sq ft. Nome St
$5750 (941)-423-7250
WE BUY LOTS
SCRUB JAY OK
Gulfcoast Realty Int'l
941-766-7091
Your best North Port buy?
Canal lot Oceanside St.
$11K, 0% int,
$500 mo. till paid.
941-378-3780
www.mrlandman.com

1600 BUSINESS
FOR SALE

Florist Store for Sale
Turn key profitable bus.
941-456-1172 Mike Lowe
Oakmont Capital Res.
Manufacturing; Price
$52K; Patented product;
sales $120K Annually;
Be your own boss.
(941)-505-8022
Pool & Lawn Co. with or
without truck & trailer. 20
Lawn accounts & 18 Pool
accounts. 941-875-3052
Window Treatment Busi-
ness Est 1991. Operate
from home or store. Incl
Customer list, Ph #, Sam-
ples etc. $12,000 For
Quick Sale.
941-468-6369

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


1610 BUSINESS
RENTALS

Class A Office or Retail
space, corner of 41 & Mid-
way. 2,000sf. ready to
move in. Call Tommy 941-
661-4138
Comm/Prof Office space
avail 900sf-4000sf,
Walk to casey key
Starting at $927.
Angelia Young 966-8889
A Young Realty Group Inc
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
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
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


1610 BUSINESS
RENTALS

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
Venice OfficesANarehous-
es & office-warehouse
combo's, All sizes and
locations aval 485-1119

1620 COMMER./
INDUST. PROP.

215-255 CENTER CT.
Office & Warehouse
space avail. 1400sf,
Rent for $1050.
941-321-8720 or
941-223-2944
Approx 1000sf, 950 NN,
Central Englewood location,
water & utilities provided.
Call (941)650-5084
Cheapest commercial
warehouse space
in P.C. Zoned C.I., (3)
900 sf. units. Each
has bathroom, 10' O.H.
& storefront door.
Ample parking.
Clean! Built in '04.
$499 ea. unit.
941-628-2886 or
941-743-7322
Desoto County, for sale or
rent 14,000 +/- s.f. on 5
acres, fenced, zoned I.L.
Rent $3.75 s.f. (863)-494-
2651

DOWNSIZE!
Venice, 2000sf Industri-
al/Office/Warehouse.
14' oh doors, 3-ph elec-
tric, near 175 & Jacaran-
da. (941)-488-2021


1620 COMMER./
INDUST. PROP.

For Lease Florida St.
PG, Warehouse or Office
w/ OH doors. Units from
600-6000sf, $6.sf & up.
New owner. 941-724-0048
Industrial Office Ware-
house, 1500 sf. for lease
$1700. per mo. 1st mo.
FREE. Call Larry Bailie
(239)-821-8027, Florida
Foundation Realty, LLC
P.C. 4.3 Acres Comm. w/
use of Billboard & 175
Exposure. Owners Terms
10 yrs. Real Estate
Broker, Jack Porter
(941) 268-0861
PC. Prime office space,
3 units 1,000sf. each.
Brand new. Sandhill Blvd.
Turnkey/Fully built out.
(941)-624-5992

1640 WAREHOUSE
& STORAGE

12X18 Warehouse with
10' overhead doors
Electric Included. Call
941-488-6666

3,000 6,000 SF.
Warehouse Space
Available. Excellent
Locations! Call Albert
(941)-629-2558 or
(941)-628-2883
4,000 sf. w/bath, O.H.
Doors. Also avail. 2,000,
1,400 & 400 sf. Paulson
Dr. CHEAP 941-626-0416
800 to 3000 SF Ware-
house/office space Mur-
dock & Char Harb. Start
$400 mo 941-639-7532.
LAST ONE 1200SF ware-
house. $550mo+ dep.
Storage America, 1145
Capricorn Blvd. Deep
Creek. (941) 627-9999
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 w/sm. off,
800 & 1600 sf warehouse.
$250 mo. + tax for 400 sf
bay. (941)-661-6720 or
941-575-1908
WAREHOUSE SPACE for
Lease in NP 6000sf Great
Price & located close to 1-75
(941)4238100 ex17


3OJJCUIUlIS JDIJK/2A, J&X-J UUiL Ultsl IlChLCUt eJUUI
home. Split floor plan. Enormous family room.
Great buy!
Mark Floryjanski 941-468-0830
Coldwell Banker Residential R.E.
$264,900


RD.
On the Key,
furnished 2/2
townhouse w/2
private patios, just
steps to the beach
through deeded
beach access!
MLS#N565952
Gwen Heggan
Richard Bradway
& Assoc.
941-468-1297
$349,900


Near Gulf! Huge 3BR/3BA home, family room
with fireplace, eat-in kitchen, large patio, double
garage, plus extra 1BR rental apartment.
MLS#562705
Ed Myslivecek
| Paradise Realty of Venice, Inc. 941-485-0197
$548,000


, 4/3 PLUS DEN! Pool overlooks wide lake and
S18th fairway views! Wood floors, gas fireplace,
volume ceilings! MLS#N5761377
Glo/Ron Rubin
Richard Bradway & Assoc. 941-223-1766
$599,900


850 SENDA PLATA





e-7

2/2 Villa with community pool. Large
Kitchen and living area. Enclosed lanai.
Elinor Platt
Century 21 Sorrento Realty
941-993-3184
$157,000


0 h 2BK/2BA, 4 year-old split plan tree-standing
villa, gourmet kitchen, with breakfast area,
separate laundry, tiled entry, volume ceilings and
double garage. MLS#5761221
Bernice Yerich
O" Paradise Realty of Venice, Inc. 941-223-5608
$239,000


SWell kept 3 bedroom home in deed restricted
community. Furnishings available under separate
contract. New roof in 2007.
Ken Guillermnn
Joshua C. Joshson Real Estate
S941-380-1875
E $199,900


This brand new, never lived in 4BR/3BA plus den
home is located in a small gated section of Pelican
0 Pointe Golf & Country Club. Two large covered
Z lanais overlook the heated saltwater pool & spa.
( Gorgeous golf course view. MLS#N5761965
- Gary Miller
- Re/Max First Choice 941-400-2247
$599,000


M roof & carpet in this 3BR/2BA with carport and
city water. Minutes to downtown Venice,
beaches, shopping, etc. Must see!!!
MLS#N5761468
Kwee Huset
Century 21 C&L Real Estate 941-716-3090
$119,900


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A^ Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, Real Estate Classified


1640 WAREHOUSE
& STORAGE

Warehouse units avail.
1000 Sf with office,
clean, great location.
(Paulson Dr. ) 1st month
FREE starting @ $500
mo. Only 4 available.
(941) 815-6208
WAREHOUSE/work shop,
3000 SF, will divide, 12'
doors, close to 1-75, exit
164. Units from $350 mo.
(941)-575-9577
Whidden Ind. Pk.
1250 SF, 10' OH dr.
w/office & bath.
$650 mo. 941-204-7352


2000


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

2010 PROFESSIONAL

H.& R. BLOCK the nations
largest tax firm has open-
ings for TAX PREPAR-
ERS. Experience pre-
ferred but will train. Earn
great seasonal income.
Call (941) 629-0624.
DFWP- EOE
Hair Stylist & Nail Tech
needed w/following pref-
ered. Busy upscale salon.
Fun, professional environ-
ment. Call Jo or Heather
941475-5252

HAIR STYLIST
SOME CLIENTELE
PREF.
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941-493-5868
941-716-3107
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dates should e-mail
resume to
gjones@farr.com or fax
to 941-639-0028
TAX PREPARERS
Experience needed. Great
pay. FT/PT. Call Richard
Santos. (941) 456-4359

2020 CLERICAL!
OFFICE

Accounting Support Posi-
tion. Accounting back-
ground with general ledger
knowledge. Computer
skills with Excel a must.
Fax Resume to 941-488-
4963 DFWP
ADMINISTRATIVE
OFFICE ASSISTANT
needed FT. Minimum
3 years experience in
Quick Books & Excel for
Construction Manage-
ment. Send Resume to :
Charlotte Sun,
23170 Harborview Rd.
Box B,
Port Charlotte, FL 33980


2020 CLERICAL/
OFFICE

RENTAL AGENT
experience & R.E. license
a must! Compensation
based on experience.
Email: j.ament@
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2030 MEDICAL

Activities
Coordinator

For the #1 Assisted Liv-
ing and Retirement
Community in
Charlotte County.
Candidate must be
energetic and a team
player; experience with
Senior Activity
Programs is required.
Excellent
Communication and
Computer Skills.
Benefit Package
includes Health,
Dental, Vision and 401K

Fax resume or apply
in person to
Royal Palm Retirement
Centre
2500 Aaron Street
Port Charlotte, Florida
33952
Fax (941) 627-9890

ALLPRO HOME HEALTH
Is looking for
Occupational Therapist
for Charlotte County.
Psych Nurse, for Char-
lotte & surrounding
counties. Excellent
Benefits, Flexible
Schedule & a great
working environment
(941)258-3355
or fax resume to:
(941)-258-3358
BEST CHANCE CPR &
FIRST AID TRAINING.
Now offering classes at
your convenience. Amer-
ican Heart Asssociation
two year certification: We
specialize in Child Care,
Medical/Dental Workers
and anyone interested in
learning to save a life.
Call 941-255-0675 or
Cell 865-776-9260
BUSY Orthodontic
office in PC seeking
assistant lab tech. Den-
tal knowledge a PLUS.
Will train 4 days a
week. Fax resume to
(941) 627-6716
CMA/CNA Part time poisi-
tion for very busy office.
Applicant must be able to
multi task! Send resumeto:
P.O. Box 494650, Port
Charlotte, FL 33949
DENTAL ASSISTANT, Certi-
fied, part time to work in a
Punta Gorda office that is
warm, friendly & caring.
Good salary & benefits.
Please call 941- 575-
9200.
EMT needed for mobile
unit. Fax resume to 407-
320-0820 or contact 407-
947-0071

Food Service
Director
Charlotte Harbor Health-
care is seeking a dynamic
& creative individual to
direct our food service
operations. The ideal can-
didate will have a strong
hospitality background.
CDM certificate and proof
of successful sanitation
survey history preferred.
CHHC wants to change
the way people think


about food service in
health care. If you are
excited by this challenge
please fax or email your
resume to: tbell@hpclini-
cal.com or (941) 255-
9006.
Attention: Administrator
Front Desk Position for sur-
geons office in PC. Experi-
enced a must. Fax resume
to 941-766-8081


2030 MEDICAL

FRONT DESK MEDICAL
RECEPTIONIST, P/T,
must be experienced
w/insurance knowledge.
Punta Gorda/North Port
area. Ability to multi-task
and handle several tasks at
a time. Energetic, friendly
disposition. Medical assist-
ing experience helps and is
a plus. Email: ofb@itdcon-
sulting
inc.com or fax resume to
(941) 347-8244
HHA/ CNA/ Homemak-
ers needed for immediate
placement in Port Char-
lotte, Arcadia, Venice &
Englewood. Competitive
wages. Health plan &
401K available. Call today,
work tomorrow. Call Mon -
Fri., 8am-4pm. 941-764-
0880 or 941480-0880.
ALL STAT HOME
HEALTH

HOME HEALTH
RN Case Mgr. Full
Time
LPN Part Time, 20
hours per week




Human Resources
Desoto Memorial
Hospital
900 N. Robert Ave.
Arcadia, Fl. 34266
OR
www.dmh.org and look
under Careers
OR
Fax Resumes to:
863-494-8400
E-mail: hr@dmh.org
863-494-8405

INSURANCE BILLER -
Accounts Receivable
Specialist P/T for med-
ical office in Punta Gorda.
Medics Elite experience
helps and is a plus. Email:
ofb@itd
consultinginc.com or fax
resume (941) 347-8244



B, o k DA f, .:
S'.rIOK Lt" I< (

LPN Sterling House
Port Charlotte is search-
ing for a LPN to fill a full-
time 3 -11:00 p.m. shift,
Monday thru Friday. The
ideal candidate will have
experience working with
an elderly population,
working flexible days, be
caring, compassionate
and able to work with lim-
ited supervision. Please
stop by to fill out an appli-
cation. Sterling House
Port Charlotte, 18440
Cochran Blvd., Port Char-
lotte. EOE M/F/D/V
LPN's and RN's needed.
Great starting pay! Work
when you want! Start
immediately! Most of the
work is in Desoto Coun-
ty. Must be dependable.
Call Affordable Staffing @
941-743-5912 9a-6p
MA, RMA, CNA P/T for
medical office in Punta
Gorda. Email: ofb@itd
consultinginc.com or fax
resume (941) 347-8244
Murdock Family Medicine
is currently seeking a
Florida Licensed
Nuclear Medicine
Technologist.
Must possess NMTCB or
ARRT. Qualified candidate
will have at least 2 yrs of
experience administering
radiopharmaceuticals in
diagnostic and therapeutic
studies following state
guidelines regarding
radioactive materials. Abili-
ty to handle and possibly
lift patients, dynamic per-
sonality, team oriented and
strong computer skills a
must.
Benefits include: health,
dental, Retirement w/co
match, Life, STD, AFLAC,
paid vacation, sick and hol-
idays. DFWF
NURSING SUPERVISOR for
Ambulatory Surgery Center,
20-24 Hrs Weekly, No
Nights/Weekends. Fax
Resume 941484-9690
Optical Lab Tech, experi-
enced & Customer Serv
Rep for Lab in Sarasota
Keith@PelicanOptical.com
Phamacy Tech. Experi-
ence required. No nights,
Sunday or Holidays. Ex
wage/benefits package.
LTC experience a +
941-488-8800 Venice
PHYSICAL THERAPIST
PHYSICAL THERAPIST


ASSISTANT, LICENSED
MASSAGE THERAPIST
needed F/T in out
patient clinic. Please
fax resume to:
(941)-766-1644
Physical therapist or
PTA needed for one-on-
one patient care at pri-
vate practice in Engle-
wood. Full or part time.
Fax resume to: 941-
474-0547


2030 MEDICAL

PT Medical Asst. or LPN
Approx. 2 to 3 days
per week. Fax resume
to: 941-639-0466

RECEPTIONIST
Full-Time for busy med.
office. Must be EXPERI-
ENCED, detail oriented
and able to multi task.
Excellent wages, health
ins., 401K, PTO. Free uni-
forms. Friendly work
atmosphere. Please fax
resume to 941-255-1085

RECEPTIONIST needed
for busy Surgeon's Office
in P.C. Immediate opening.
Medical office
experience a MUST!
Fax resume to:
941-624-0941

RELIEF COOK
F/T Must be experi-
enced In LTC, diets &
regulations. Excellent
Salary & Benefits. Qual-
ity Health Care 6940
Outreach Way North
Port, FL Call for an
appointment
(941)-426-8411
EOE DFWP

RN or LPN. Busy Office in
Venice. GYN exp pref.
Great salary & benefits.
Fax: (941)-484-5580

2035 MUSICAL

CHORUS DIRECTOR
needed for Local Sweet
Adelines Ladies Barber-
shop Chorus. 941-743-
3050 or 941-575-7669

MOTIVATED WOMEN
SINGERS WANTED.
Peace River Harmony
Women's Barbershop Cho-
rus meets every Monday
night @ American Legion
Post #103, Taylor Rd.,
Punta Gorda in the
Women's Auxiliary room
from 6:30 9p. Holding
open call for performing
season. (941) 743-3050
or (941) 423-0290






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2040 RESTAURANT/
HOTEL

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

COOK
for busy ALF. with Fine
Dining, hotel & buffet
experience a plus. Call
between 9-4.
(941)-426-9175

Cook, Dayshift, Full Time.
Great Pay/Benefits. Call
Nancy 941-468-6419

FT Dietary Aide
84 Unit Senior bldg. seek-
ing a flexible, energetic,
super customer friendly
team player. Wkend rota-
tion. NO late hours,
Crim/Drug Test req.
Restaurant exp. helpful.
Medical Benes+ Apply in
person at: 2305 Aaron
Street, PC

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

WAIT STAFF 5+ years
experience in Fine Dining.
Able to work flexible hours.
References Contact Julie:
941-258-7424.


2050 SKILLED TRADES

ELECTRICIAN NEEDED
for SERVICE WORK.
Must be able to trouble
shoot.
(941)-484-6410

FT Marine Mechanic
Yamaha or Mercury
Certified only apply.
Noah's Marine 474-3300


2050 SKILLEDTRADES 2100 GENERAL


Local excavating company
is seeking a motor grader
operator with at least 10
years of experience in
heavy highway and local
municipal and commercial
construction in the state of
Florida. Applicants must
have proven work experi-
ence in fine grading lime-
rock base and crushed
concrete. Applicants must
also be self starters and
willing to accept responsi-
bility. Interested parties
should contact the main
office number 941-756-
6760 for an application.
E.T. Mackenzie of Florida,
Inc. is an equal opportunity
employer.
MARINE CONST
Venice based company
seeks experienced
Dock builder. Clean DL
req'd Please call
941-716-4987 between
9am-3pm Mon-Fri Only

MOLD & WATER
REMEDIATION

Must be Mold &
Water Certified.
Top $40K Per Year.
Possibility for
Advancement.
Drug Free Workplace

Apply in person to:
Southwest Restora-
tion, 4290 James St
Unit 8. Port Charlotte
(941)-743-4466
SAND SET PAVER
INSTALLER wanted.
Lic. & Ins.
941- 628-8781.

2070 SALES

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
CAREER Changing Oppty. 6
Business Minded, ambitious
people needed to work from
home Top benefits! Pd wkly.
Call 941-375-2655

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

Door to door sales all
local, $25 per hr. potential.
Own transportation req.
Highly motivated, sales ori-
ented pref. Call today
(941)-661-1496
EXP. R.E. AGENTS, Solid
Company building our
core team, no fees!! R&W
Realty (941)-474-7570
GET PAID TO GO
Hunting, fishing, golfing,
boating and more. Great
benefits. Call now
(941)-623-8878
Inside Sales Associate
position available
at local company.
Experienced in
telecommunications
a plus.

Job Summary:

The Inside Sales
Associate is responsible
for increasing
business sales for
communication's
company by setting
appointments in order to
expand business in our
existing markets.

The position is also
responsible for acquiring
new customers and new
business opportunities.

This position evaluates the
market, develops leads,
contact prospects, makes
appointments and deter-


mines needs.

Apply with resume and
salary requirements to:
g.sprnmont@daystar.net
RECRUITERS NEEDED
EXCELLENT INCOME
POTENTIAL,
Commission only email
jcrumbaugh@allisonjamesestates.com


Become a tax preparer.
FREE TUITION TAX
SCHOOL @ LIBERTY
Classes starting soon
941-276-3618

Bindery Person Needed
PART-TIME The Venice
Gondolier Sun is looking
for a Part-Time person to
stack and insert papers.
Day-Shift 8-4:30 / Days
may vary This is an entry
level position in a produc-
tion environment. You
must be able to stand for
long periods of time and
be able to lift up to 25
Ibs.

Apply in person at:
The Venice Gondolier Sun
200 E. Venice Ave.
Venice, Fl. 34285

Bus Driver needed for
before & after school pro-
gram, Part Time.
(941)-255-5544

Electrician Helpers FT
Must be Dependable
Call 941-979-8527
WWW.EAOFSWFL.COM

Fashion Diva Needed
Must be able to price
clothes for consignment
store. Apply at Consign-
ment America 1881
Englewood Rd. (Hwy 776)
Lemon Bay Shopping Cen-
ter DFWP

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

Lot Attendant Clean FL DL
a must & Dependable
Call 941-979-8527
WWW.EAOFSWFL.COM

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

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/T available
1-877-788-4176

TELEMARKETERS, PC
area. $9/hr+ comm. &
bonuses. Avail. now.
Ronald @ (310)-753-3625

Warehouse & Shipping
Dept. Immediate Openings
FT, Responsibilities include:
packing, labeling & receiv-
ing, must be able to pass
both background drug test-
ing. Starting at $9.50/ hr.
Apply at: 3439 Technology
Drive, Unit 8 N. Venice.

2110 PARTTIME/
TEMPORARY

Bindery Person Needed
PART-TIME The Venice
Gondolier Sun is looking

for a Part-Time person to
stack and insert papers.
Day-Shift 8-4:30 / Days
may vary This is an entry
level position in a produc-
tion environment. You
must be able to stand for
long periods of time and
be able to lift up to 25
Ibs.

Apply in person at:
The Venice Gondolier Sun
200 E. Venice Ave.
Venice, Fl. 34285

2115 HOME BASED/
BUSINESS

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

Cash From Home
Returning Calls. Up to
5K/wk. No Selling.
888-481-9111

Recession Proof Income.
Earn $500 to $2,000 per
month. Home based busi-
ness with full training.
Simple to learn. Diane at
941-350-5959
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NOTICES

3010 ANNOUNCEMENTS


S.UN


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

ALONE?
SENIORS DATING
BUREAU! SAFEST since
1977! (Ages 45-90)
1-800-9224477
24 hours. or log on to:
www.RespectedDating.com
BRANDY
LOWEST RATES!
941-237-1157
HOT DATES AWAIT!
Sarasota 941-906-8855
Ft. Myers 239-590-9210
St. Pete 727-319-8336
Call Now! 18+ Ad#8888

JESSICA SUPER
SPECIAL SUMMER
RATES! 941-237-1356
MORNING DELIGHT
(941)-623-2091
MWM looking for female,
for relationship,no strings
attached, just good clean
fun. Call (941)-661-1715.
Savanah's Back!
(941) 467-5363
SENSUAL RELAXATION
wm.RelaxatonMichelle.com
Walk ins Welcome!!
941-584-8013
Stress Release
Therapy. Incall/Outcall
Now Hiring
(941)-554-7141
Wine, Dine & Dance
w/sexy classy lady. Aford-
able companionship (941)-
718-9319

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 & dual
Marker, $9000 value. Sell
$4500. 941-629-1120

3090 LOST & FOUND

FOUND in Arcadia on
Sat. Schnauzer, call to


identify. 863-990-3424,
Little Angels Rescue.
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


3090 LOST & FOUND

Lost Cat Black &
white/tuxedo male, red
collar, Call anytime,
941-426-2595
Lost Gold charm bracelet
w/angels, dolphins, &
hearts etc. Lost 7/29 in
PT Charlotte Mall area.
Sentimental value. Reward
941-223-8880
Lost: Black & Tan German
Shepherd, Female in North
Port Estates. 751bs
Friendly & "IN HEAT" 941-
726-6558

Lost: black cat, small with
round face, green eyes,
and red collar. Spayed
female. Golden Beach area
of Venice island. 941-223-
5577.
Lost: DOG Black & Rust
Peekenese, Answers to
Bennie, has tags. Lost
near Lucinda Rd in
North Port.
Call 941-240-6452

Lost: DOG, Pitbull,
blonde brindle w/ white
chest. on August 1st
Near Venice Ranch
MHP. Female, Spayed,
chipped.
941-780-3936
STOLEN, (3) 4-wheelers &
utility trailer from Storage
America in Deep Creek on
8/1/08. Any info which
results in the recovery will
pay up to $10,000
REWARD. 941-769-9341


4000


FINANCIAL


4010 BUSINESS
OPPORTUNITIES

Sales Partner Needed
Acc/Tax Bus. Will Train.
Investment,$25,000
Resume 764-0608

4050 INVESTMENT
OPPORTUNITIES

Learn to Trade Stocks
responsibly, cheaply,
without emotion. The
traders tutor. Free initial
consultation. Local res.
(800) 685-5341

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


5000


BUSINESS SERVES


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






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


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Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, Real Estate Classified


41S SARASOTA COUNTY DESOTO COUNTY RATE
\ 1 day- $11.50
s\ prey 4 lines- ($5.00 ea. add'l line)

rel 2 days- $17.50

S70 Arcadia 4 lines- ($5.00 ea. add'l line)

n 3 days -$22.50
4 lines-($5.00 ea add'l line)

V n 0117 days -$28.50
Senic e 4 lines ($5.00 ea add'l line)
nter Rd Rates not valid with multi-family
r V e Rd or community sales.
\So. Venice Port To place your ad call:



,1 N Arcadia
7 Murd ck Dee 494-7733

6002 Jobean Creek / Charlotte
S Englewood Gulf ort CHARLOTTE COUNTY 206-1 200

6001 Arcadia Area Englewood
6002 Englewood Area ,\4
L odr re? 6008 77t )un\ 475-2200
6003 Lake Suzy Area 7 76008 d Punta4
6004 Nokomis/OspreyArea Rotonda Gorda
6005 North Port Area Wes.t | s60 Venice/North Port
6006 Port Charlotte Area 07 1 00
6007 Punta Gorda Area -1200
6008 RotondaArea Boca \ FREE GARAGE
6009 Sarasota Area Grande Placida 41 FREE GARAGE
6010 South Venice Area SALE SIGN
6011 VeniceArea Bu'rnt tore WITH ANY AD o


5000 5088 HEALTH & 5110 LAWN/GARDEN 6000
000 BEAUTY & TREE
rI *.


BUSINESS SERVICES


5050 CHILD/ADULT
CARE

ALL CHILDCARE FACILI-
TIES MUST INCLUDE WITH
ADVERTISEMENT STATE
OR LOCAL AGENCY
LICENSE NUMBER.


CNA, OFFER TLC.


HOME BOUND?!? I am an
exp'd licensed hair dresser
who will come to you for your
hair needs. (941)4730135

Licensed, Exp'd hair-
dresser for homebound
Englewood & Pt. Charl
(941)-697-7442 Carol
or 941-662-8781

PRIVATE GENTLE YOGA
INSTRUCTION IN YOUR
HOME OR MINE.
(941)4730135

5100 HOME & COMM.
IMPROVE.


NU JU IUU TOO SMALL. *CONCRETE *
REFS. AVAIL.3 High Quality Low Price
941-623-6903 19
Driveway, sidewalks, patios
CREEPERS & TOTS 04 Yr LIC. & INS. FREE EST 941-
Near new Middle School in 497-0907 or 586-4512
NP. Snacks/meals. No reg
fee $85/PT $115/FT Exc Bill's Handyman Service
refs. 9414296160 Ceiling fans, lights,
faief c drain vard flwrrkL


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.

FREE Pre-K for 4-year-
olds at Chutes 'n' Lad-
ders, www.chutesnlad-
ders.net 828-0080

Reliable Babysitting in my
Punta Gorda Home. Refer-
ences Available. Call Susan
(941)-769-1510

5053 COMPUTER
SERVICE

* 1A+ COMPUTER
REPAIR & TUTOR... I YOUR
HOI-IVE
Reasonable & Prompt!
Sr. Disc. 941-615-7888

Computer repairs,
upgrades, training & virus
removal. (941)-743-9787
or (941) 815-4692 cell.

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

5060 DOMESTIC
CLEANING SERV.

Houses, Apts., Offices.
Anytime, Anywhere!
(941)-467-2954
References. Lic#176566

SIMPLY CLEAN
Reliable, Energetic, Expe-
rienced & Thorough
$10/0ff 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


etc. Call 941-661-8585

CARPENTER, INC. One
call does it all. Licensed &
insured. #RR0067689.
Phil 941-627-0657.

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

JACK OF ALL TRADES,
No Job Too Big or Small.
Lic/Ins. Free Estimates.
Call (941)-623-3374

5110 LAWN/GARDEN
&TREE

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

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

** Weeding, Trimming &
Clean Up. Local, Reliable,
Reasonable. Donna
(941)-697-5423


*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

Acropolis Lawn Care &
Lawn Equiptment Repair.
Blades sharpened, Free
Pick Up in North Port 941-
456-8858
ALEPRO LW A
Now accepting new accts
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
BALLINGER'S
Lawn Maintenance
Full Service By the
Cut or Contract. Lic. &
Ins. 941-628-9291
Beautiful Boundaries
Mowing, Landscaping &
Tree Service.
(941)-875-3559
JIM BLAIS LAWN MAINT
OVER 15 YEARS EXP.
NOW ACCEPTING ANNUAL
ACCOUNTS. 941-9154677
JMS MOWING SER-
VICES, Great rates & ser-
vice! Per cut or monthly.
(941)-628-1283
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

5130 MOVING/HAULING

FREE Pick-up on Appl.
Mowers, Grills, Engines,
ACs, Scrap Metals....
ETC! (941)-623-5673
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

5230 MISCELLANEOUS

CREDIT REPAIR! Can't
get a credit card or a loan?
Repair your credit legally
ASAP. Call me at 941-815-
7178. FREE Consultation


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 ARCADIA AREA
GARAGE SALES

08/15/08




Place your garage
sale ad in the Arcadi-
an for only $11.50 1
day, $17.50 2 days
or $22.50 3 days.
Deadline for your
garage sale ad is
3pm the day before
you want it to appear
in the paper. Give
Tami a call in your
friendly local home-
town office 494-
7600 or email her at:
tjewell@sun-herald.com
I-Thur Sat. 8-?? 6018
NW County Rd. 661
Everything must go!
Tools, household, large
outdoor toys + more!
(863)-990-7157

6002 ENGLEWOOD AREA
GARAGE SALES

FRI & SAT 8-?
833 East 7th St
Canoe, washer, dryer,
desks, furn. bikes, etc.
(941)-473-0649
I-Fri & Sat 94 Moving
Sale! 6460 Blueberry
Dr. (East Englewood)


6002 ENGLEWOOD AREA
GARAGE SALES

-iFri & Sat 8-12 9322
Lucian Ave. Pool
Cleaner, Propane Heater
& Misc Household items.
D-FRI & SAT, 8AM-4PM
10524 Greenway Ave
BENEFIT SALE FOR
DANNY MATTESON
Too much to list
FRI SAT & SUN
I I 8:30 AM-3PM
1865 SHADOW LN
LARGE MOVING SALE
EVERYTHING MUST GO!
301-924-5161
D- FRIDAY 8AM
6097 Shearwater Dr.
Furniture, lamps, Silk
plants, patio furn, tools

MON-SAT 9-4PM
197 S. McCall Rd.
S.H. TREASURES
Close-Out Sale
LOST LEASE
Liquidation Sale!
D SAT 8AM-1PM
10105 Edmonton
MOVING SALE Everything
Must Go! furniture, house-
hold items, patio table &
chairs & much more.

6003 LAKE SUZY AREA
GARAGE SALES

iFri & Sat. 8-??11878
SW Lake George
Terr. Carport Sale! House-
hold items & lots of misc.

6005 NORTH PORT AREA
GARAGE SALES

i FRI & SAT 8:30-?
5460 Kenwood Dr
HUGE SALE! Jewelry &
lots of great items.
D-FRI. & SAT. 7 4,
3496 S. Chamberlain
Blvd. Huge 2 family, furn.,
washer, dryer, lots more.

6006 PT. CHARLOTTE
GARAGE SALES

Best Prices paid for GOLD,
STERLING, COINS & JEW-
ELRY. D'Legacies
Antiques. 941- 875-4667
i-FRI. & SAT. 7am, 132
Sinclair St,SE. Beach
complex. 3 whl bike, fire
fighting gear, wine ref,
furn, gas scooter & more
IDFRI. & SAT. 8 12,
21221 Hubbard, Off
Midway. Toys, Furniture,
clothes, household, more
I-FRI. & SAT. 8 12,
4188 Eastlake Ct.
Tools, furn., oil paintings,
5' statues, live/silk plants
FFRI. & SAT. 8-2. 845
IIConreid, off Edgewa-
ter near Gardner. MOVING
SALE. Reasonably priced.
Call 941-244-7034.
I-FRI., SAT. & SUN,
8AM, 2165 Beacon
Dr. Entire contents incl.
furn., collectibles, more.
4 FRI.-SAT. 8am-dark.
2449 Haven St.
Bikes, tools, micro,
stereo equip., camping
equip., boxes of stuff
$1-$5. Everything will go!
[:GOING OUT OF
BUSINESS SALE!
Sun Dollar Store @ Sun
Flea Market. Every-
thing 2 for 1. Fri. Sun.
9-4. Behind the big fer-
ris wheel. Paulson Dr.
|-Sat Only 8-2. 737
Columbia St.


6006 PT. CHARLOTTE
GARAGE SALES

F SAT. &SUN., 8am-
2pm, 21123 Meehan
Ave. Guns, Knives, Hunt-
ing, Fishing & Tools.
I SAT. & SUN., 8am-
3pm, 12165 Karney
Ave. HUGE MULTI FAMILY
SALE!! Boat, Furn., ETC!!
D-SAT. ONLY. 8:30-
4:30. 1436 Song St.
Cor. Rutherford. 2 family,
lots of everything & more
D-THURS. & FRI., 8am-
?, 2797 Cabaret St.
Household, Small Appli-
ances, Lamps, Bedding,
Tools & MUCH MORE!!

6007 PUNTA GORDA AREA
GARAGE SALES



D5FRI. & SAT. 9am-
3pm. 5801 Sabal
Palm Lane. Off Bermont.
Barn Sale.
-] SAT, 7AM-12NOON
429 Matares Dr. (Off
Bal Harbor) 3-FAMILY
SALE. Mini Art Show!!!
i-SAT. 8 4, 629 Tra-
Libue Ave. CD stereo,
washer, dryer, TV,
clothes, books, misc.
S-|Thu- Sat. 8-4, 27510
Pasto Dr. Moving
Sale! Something for
everyone!
YARD SALE CROSSTIESS
Rt. 17 Fri/Sat 8-1 Horse
items,Show Clothes,Brey-
er Horses,Household
goods,Toy trucks/Cars

6008 ROTONDA AREA
GARAGE SALES

FRI ONLY 8-2
97 Mark Twain Lane
LP's, Antiques, Baseball
cards, Bar items,furn, etc
- THURS FRI & SAT 8-5,
249 Rotonda Blvd N.
Girls clothing 0-2; Car seats,
walkers, Headboard, patio
set, refrig, Ent center, Toys,
pictures and much more.

6009 SARASOTA AREA
GARAGE SALES


At this sale first! Sat 8-4
(offers at 4:00) Call 484-
3757 for details. Various
quality items from a
Casey Key home. Exam-
ple..a massage chair,
crab traps, current cloth-
ing, entertainment ,& dec-
orative furnishing, Priced
Low to Go! 7488 Cass
Circle (off 41 near
Shells/Goodwill)

6010 S.VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES

S Fri & Sat Only 8-1
214 Golf Club Ln
VENICE EAST
HUGE HUGE SALE
D-Sat Only 9-3 164
Durian Rd. Everything
Must Go! Children, Hse-
hold furn., W/D, & CAR!!!!!!

6011 VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES

-iFri & Sat 8-? Moving
Sale. 4890 Pompano
Rd. Furniture & Much
More


6011 VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES

SAT. & SUN. 8A-6P
615 Alhambra Rd.
off Harbor Dr.
Venice Island Garage
Moving Sale. Misc.
items, furniture, appli-
ances, clothing, books.
Come By and See!





Suncoast
Humane
Society
will have "Adorable
Adoptables" at our
Store Sat. August 16,
10AM-2PM.
Also 20% Off Sale.
9AM-3:30PM
Adoptions have a
reduced fee. $50 or
$35 instead of $75.
Thrift Store at
656 S Tamiami Trail,
Venice, Rialto
Shopping Center



(941)-480-9811




I-Thurs, Fri & Sat 8-3
1444 Graham Rd.
MOVING SP games, movies,
furn, Yamaha mtrcycle, Dish-
es THIS IS IT. All must go!

6020 AUCTIONS

ON-SITE ESTATE Liq-
uidation Auction
Sat. August 16 11AM
Preview at 10AM
3130 Traverse Ave
North Port
20 Ft Glasstron Boat,
Modern & Tropical Fur-
niture, New furniture,
40 + New Barstools,
Collectables, Home
Decor, Wall Art, Gener-
ator, Power Washer,
Household & Much
More
Go to web for pics
westcoastauctionco.com
Terms: Cash, Ck,
CC. 13% B.P.
West Coast Auction
Ray Sherman -
Auctioneer
Ab2448 Au3340
(941) 468-7815

6027 DOLLS

Cherry wood doll cabinet,
4'W X 6'6"H with 17 porce-
lain dolls. $500, (941)-
276-7320

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
anything of value!
94.-485-4964

A FURNITURE SHOPPE
1552 S. McCall Rd., Engl.
Buying Quality Used Fum.
M-F 104. 941-473-1986


6030 HOUSEHOLD
GOODS

*WHOLESALE
FURNITJRE
Bedroom, Dining room
Living room & more.
Many to choose from.
50-80% off Retail. Pkg
deals avail. Can
Deliver(941)-815-
6727

2 Little Tykes Racecar
Beds $150/ea big leather
chair $35 941-626-3102
Area Rugs 8x10 & 4x5.5
Lapis Blue $150 both,
Desk w/chair $250,
Lamps (2) $100, Coat
Rack $75, TV Stand, $50,
Wall Cabinet, small $75,
Sofa, sleeper $175 (941)-
408-8172 after 4
Armchair, Blue nubby
material, Clean $35 (941)-
488-0865
BAR STOOLS (2), Decora-
tive Wrought Iron. $75. for
pair. 941-661-4708
BED Toddler,Lt oak w/
matt. Like new $89.00
(941)-637-1438
Bed, Queen Mattress and
Box. Brand New will sell
$175. Local 941-629-5550
or 941-456-5555. Also have
KING.
Bed, Double, frame,
boxspring/mattress. $70
(941)-488-0865
Bed Mattress/Box. New -
will sell $100. Local 941-
629-5550/941-456-5555.
BUYING DVD's, Costume
Jewlery, Gold, Silver,
Household, Misc, Tools,
Toys, Etc (941)-875-3442
Coffee table, end tables &
sofa table, glass & marble
look Ex Cond. $200 (941)-
457-6161
Computer Armoire Mission
oak, pd $1400 take
$350. 941-637-9639
Computer Armoire Mission
oak, pd $1400 take
$350. 941-637-9639
COUCH, perfect cond.
100%, premium leather.
Beige, $500. 627-0227
DESK, large oak $75;
Computer Desk $75.
(941)426-0825
DINETTE SET, 48" Glass
Rattan w/ 4 Chairs. VGC!
$200. (941)-235-3399
Dinette Set- 45" Glasstop
w/ black base & 4 black
vinyl swivel rocker chairs
on casters. Asking $175.
(941)-833-4319
Dining game table, wood
burled 46sq, 18" leaf, 4
upholstered wheel chairs
$450, (941)-575-1778
DINING RM TABLE solid
wood w/large leaf and 4
chairs, $95. 941493-2108
Dining table, wood, Broyhill
w/ 2 leaves & 2 pc. china
closet w/ 2 glass shelves
& mirrored back. Exc.
cond. $400. (941)-627-
6514
EASY CHAIR, Large very
comfortable, Dark blue
leather, wingback, w/large
ottoman, excellent cond.
Cost new $1000, $200
(941)488-2838
Entertainment center, light
oak, great cond. $300.
(941)-629-8821
Girls bedroom, full HB,
dresser & mirror, desk
w/hutch, like new $400.
(941)-623-2405
Great Furniture $100 and
less view on 8/16/08 AM
or call 257-2028 leave
message.
Headboard, king, w/2 side
cabinets, light bar, mirrors
$250, 380-8587
LARGE EASY CHAIR. Quality
Dark blue leather wingback
w/ ottoman. Very comfort-
able. Exc. cond. $200
(941)488-2838


Microwave Oven,
stainless and
$60.00
call 941-244-3214


black


Microwave Oven-White
$40.00
call 941-244-3214
MOVING sale 2 bedroom
sets, dolls, misc. (941)-
743-5314




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6030 HOUSEHOLD
GOODS

ON-SITE ESTATE Liq-
uidation Auction
Sat. August 16 11AM
Preview at 10AM
3130 Traverse Ave
North Port
20 Ft Glasstron Boat,
Modern & Tropical Fur-
niture, New furniture,
40 + New Barstools,
Collectables, Home
Decor, Wall Art, Gener-
ator, Power Washer,
Household & Much
More
Go to web for pics
westcoastauctionco.com
Terms: Cash, Ck,
CC. 13% B.P.
West Coast Auction
Ray Sherman -
Auctioneer
Ab2448 Au3340
(941) 468-7815



SUNI


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

Queen Size Bed-firm
$125.00 Dinette w/4
chairs $125.00 call
941-244-3214
SOFA, leather, dark blue,
Thomasville, $300. Sofa,
$75. (304)-542-0596
Sofa, loveseat, chair &
ottoman, leather, medium
brown, 3 yrs. old. Good
condition. $750 obo,
(941)-624-6646
Tables, Rattan, 1 coffee, 2
end, $100, (941)-391-
5674
Whirlpool Dryer $70 941-
468-3552

6040 TV/STEREO/
RADIO

27" Color TV $50.00
13" Color TV $35.00
call 941-244-3214
60" PHILLIPS MAGNOVOX
PROJECTION TV $300.
(941)-716-8112
65" Toshiba paid
$2100, sell $1000 obo
call 941-3912509
JVC color 32" TV $150.
JVC color 36" TV $200.
Call 941-870-4878.
MITUBISHI 60" proj. TV,
removable plastic screen
$750. 941-870-4878.
Panasonic home theater
sys. DVD/VCR, 5 speak-
ers, sub-woofer $250.
Stereo AM/FM receiver
$50. All exc. cond. (941)-
629-8821
Sony 32" TV. Excellent
Condition. $125
(941)-698-1727

6060 COMPUTER
EQUIPMENT

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house-office computer
repair, set-up Serving Char-
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6070 ANTIQUES
COLLECTIBLES

NORTH PORT COINS
IS BUYING
Turn Your Old Coins into
Cash, We are Buying US &
Foreign Coins, Old Paper
Money & All Bullion Gold & Sil-
ver in any cond. Also Buying
All Gold Jewelry Used or Bro-
ken.
North Port Coins
14291 Tamiami TrI
(Winn Dixie Shopping Center)
or call 941-240-5560
Bruce Lee statue, seen in
the movie "Green Hornet"
$1,000 obo
(941)-759-0123
War World 1/11 Austrian
/German Transitional Hel-
mut $585 941-917-0900
Rocking Chair, End Table,
Beer Knobs & Cans, Neon
Lights call for prices Brad-
ford Exch. Titianc 1st edi-
tion. Halley Comet Big
telescopes (863)-494-
5305
Collectible Coke Deli
Fridge, 1950's, $700. obo
(941)-769-1510
Antique Victorian Cast Iron
Decorative Wood Burning
Stove, $800. obo 941-
769-1510

6090 MUSICAL

12 Channel Maki Mixer
w/vocal eliminator $220
941-323-5863
Bass Player needed for
Mature Clasic R & R Band
828-8870 Englewood
BLACK HAWK Prof. 5 pc.
Drum Set, high hat, cymbal
stand + 20" cymbal $750.
941-870-4878.
Free Introductory Guitar
Bass Banjo Piano Lessons
College trained profession-
al musician 941447-9117
Keyboard, Casio 3500 Ex
Cond w/adaptor stand &
manual $200 941-320-
9474
PIANO Kohler & Campbell
upright with bench seat
$1000 627-4245
Private PIANO LESSONS.
Englewood Area.
Experienced Teacher 941-
697-8653
TAYLOR accoustic elec.
guitar w/case, Fishman
pickup, very good cond.
$390. (941) 628-5709

6095 MEDICAL

3 Wheel Scooter, new,
"Go-Go Elite Traveler" Ultra
$1200 941474-0163
Elec Wheel chair lift, crane
$300, Elec Wheel chair lift,
ride on. $400 941-468-
5119
Elec Wheel Chair, Whizz
Joystick operation w/built
in charger. $800 (941)-
468-5119
Elec. Scooter for Handi-
capped, Elite Traveler,
4wheel, new. lOmi on
charge $1000 Firm (863)-
494-5305
Hospital bed w/trapeze
bar & pillow-top mattress,
1$1000 obo call 941-627-
1582
Light beige lift chair $500
obo call 941-627-1582
Merits brand power scoot-
er w/lift $1000 firm call
941-627-1582
Rascal Elec Mobility Chair
Front/rear baskets. Good
Cond $500 828-0363

6110TREES & PLANTS

1 Very Large Yellow Water
Lily, $35 (941)-623-0346
COCONUT PALMS,
Queen Palms, Oaks,
E Pulatka holly.
(941)-474-0527
Viburnum, Eugenia, Good
privacy hedge, Poinciana
Travelers tree, Coconut,
Adonidia, Many other
palms. 941-488-7291

6125 GOLF
ACCESSORIES

2007 YAMAHA Golf Cart
w/charger, used 10 hrs.
$4195. 941-769-0141.
CLUB CAR 2 pass 48V
programable speed.
Dealer maint. $1500
(941)-423-3739
E-Z GO golf cart, extreme-
ly nice, new batteries,
newer lift kit, tires, carpet,
simulated wood dash, rear


6128 EXERCISE/
FITNESS

Browning Citori O/U shot-
gun 26" bbl; grade 1 w/
Briley chokes $795/obo
(941)445-3807
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
TREADMILL Nordic Track.
Like New! Originally $800.
Sell for $250. obo. (941)-
575-4653
WEIGHT SET, Pd. $1450.
1st $325. cash takes it.
Call 4 info 941-623-8204

6130 SPORTING
GOODS
12 gauge pump Norinco
$200, Remington .22 rifle
w/scope $100
(941)-493-2803
30 30 Winchester Lever
Action Riffel w/ scope
$195 941488-6537
38 COLT Detective Special
w/trigger lock and cleaning
kit. $450. 941497-5357
Civil War, WWII Guns,
Swords, Daggers, etc.
Wanted. Paying up to
$900 for G.I. 45's &
German Lugers
(941)705-5145
Dillon RL 550B Reloading
complete package Has
Everything. $775/obo
941-917-0900
EAGLE ARMS AR15
Preban, $585
(941)-379-8687
FED. Firearms Instructor
Learn to Shoot. NRA Cert.
Concealed Carry Classes
$59. 941-235-0278.
FLORIDA CONCEALED
Weapons Permit Class
(941)697-1885

GLOCK Mod. 19, 9m hi
cap & std. mag flat hand
grips, $450. US Spring-
field 30-40 Craig, 2 boxes
ammo, good cond. $300.
Call 941-769-1367.
GUN COLLECTORS! SKS
Chinese 7.62, excellent
PRISTINE condition $325
obo 941-286-5601
Marlin 30-30, new, $325;
Winchester 30-30, $215.
12ga dbl. barrel, $300.
941- 268-9029
Pinball Machines, very
nice. 100% working
$1200 obo Ms. Pac Man
$400 (863)-558-0198
POOL TABLE, 9', Solid
Oak. Blue felt w/ Cover.
$650. (941)-639-2829
Pool Table. Pd. $1400. 1st
$350 firm. cash takes it
(941)-623-8204
S&W 41 Mag 6" Blue $550
6x48 Sander w/ 9" dsk
$125 941-4974673
Savage 92R17 .17 HMR
BSA 3-9x50 $300 Custom
camo 12ga $160 941-
234-2901
Stainless Steel S&W
9mm, 2 clips & holster.
Perfect Cond. $500 (941)-
460-1527
TAURUS 608 .357MAG 6"
ported barrel, blued, C-
MORE optical reflex sight,
ammo, excel cond. $450
941-724-0522


6130 SPORTING
GOODS

WIN. MOD. 94 .33, Golden
Spike. Comm. New in Box.
$700. 941-564-6581

6135 BICYCLES/
TRICYCLES

2 Diamond Back & 1 10
Spd. Raleigh Bike, All 3 for
$100. **sold*****
CAR TOPPER- Sears 20-SV
Pd $199 Buy $90. BIKE
RACKS fit 2" hitch $29
941-426-2306
CLASSIC Cruisers-Ladies
Trek, Men's Huffy, just like
new $85 ea. 627-9736.
Ladies and Man's 26"
16 speed Mongoose
Bikes, excel. cond, $50
each. S 0 L D

6138 TOYS

NINTENTO Wii Fit, new,
never opened, $125. Call
941-764-7474.
Step 2 House w/chairs,
some access $200. FP Geo
Trax, many sets $200. FP
Power Touch w/11 books
and cards $100. All in very
good condition 941-380-
1871
Wii Game console, games
& access included $250
(941)-423-9653

6140 PHOTOGRAPHY/
VIDEO

CANON VIXIA HF10 cam-
corder
Brand New, comes with
cables, software, remote
control, case, tripod
Must sell $850 OBO
941-276-4677

6145 POOL/SPA/
& SUPPLIES

SPA, 8 person, less than 1
yr old. multi color lights
w/strobe, AMFM CD &
MP3 player. New $7995
asking $2800/obo. 941-
4570001
SPAS & MORE
Your LOCAL Dealer
EVERY DAY Special
Pool Vac. $189
WE BUY USED SPAS
(941) 625-6600

6160 LAWN & GARDEN


Marlow

Werner
2005 Ford F-350, Flat
Bed, Powerstroke,
Turbo Diesel, A/T, A/C,
Side Tool Box, 24,597
Mi. $17,700.
(941)-639-3175
marlowwerner.com
6x7 Trailer $750 42" cut
rider, gas hedger, self prop
mower etc $950 626-3102
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
CONCRETE round table,
$150.
(941)-380-3690


6160 LAWN & GARDEN

Craftsman Riders and
Push Mowers $50-$500
Call for Details 941-
623-6946
Lanai set, Oval table & 6
chairs, 3 loungers & side
table, Neutral tones $300
(941)-626-7374
Mac gas chain saw, 16",
like new, $55. (941)-575-
4572
Mower 50" riding Toro, like
new $1,100 obo, (941)-
916-2948
Patio Set, 10 pieces PVC
w/chaise & 2 recliners
$140.00 call 941-244-
3214
Snapper Rider 30" Deck
11hp Brigs Runs Great
Looks Ugly $225 941-716-
6792
WANTED-Any used mow-
ers-Cash Possible-FREE
Pick-Up 941-623-6946

6165 STORAGE SHEDS
/BUILDINGS

40' STORAGE TRAILER w/
tires & wheels $1000. obo
(863)-491-0447
8x10 TEDS SHED, 1 win-
dow, electrical wired,
$700 obo. SOLD!
Build a Shed $1000 doors,
windows, straps, etc $595.
or trade 941-626-3102

6170 BUILDING
SUPPLIES

Brick Pavers, never used
approx. 250 sq. ft. $300,
(941)-875-4689
DESIGNER LAMINATED
FLOORING Never used
30% thicker. $.59 sq. ft.
Must sell 239-334-4839

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

Granite counter tops-sev-
eral colors. $35 per sq ft
941-416-7966.
Kitchen cabinets for
info and pictures email
dmsmith247@aol.com
ALL STEEL BUILDINGS
AG BUILDINGS ON SALE!!!
Hay Storage,
Barns, Arenas
Factory Directo to Site
www.scg-grp.com #OJN
941-623-4383

6190 TOOLS/
MACHINERY

New 1500 Watt Power
Inverter 12V-120V $125
941-323-5863

6195 FARM
EQUIPMENT

Case 510B, 4 cyl., gas,
w/loader, PTO, 3 Pt.
$5,500, (941)-639-7613
JOHN DEER 755 Midsize
Diesel Tractor 3pt hitch
Width woods 550; 60" cut.
1300hrs $4500. (941)-
426-5469
TDAPTORD Ki, i fnAK45S


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Craftsman 6.75hp Power 2006, 120 hrs. comes w/
propelled 22" multi cut. Ex front loader, rotary cutter,
Cond. $100 Call Mike box blade, $16,500. 941-
(941)-223-3889 457-6806


6220 OFFICE/BUSINESS
EQUIP. SUPPLIES

FILE CABINETS, 3 letter
size & 3 legal size, $25
each. (941)-380-3690
HUNDREDS OF Pre-
owned desks, files, chairs,
conf tables, workstations.
OFFICE OUTFrITERS
881 E Venice Ave., Venice
485-7015, 800-330-9215
HUNDREDS OF Pre-
owned desks, files, chairs,
conf tables, workstations.
OFFICE OUTFrITERS
881 E Venice Ave., Venice
485-7015, 800-330-9215

6231 BIRDS

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

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

6232 CATS

KITTENS & 2 adult cats
Loving to approved home.
941-276-4478

6233 DOGS

**TOY BREED
PUPPIES
Adorable, Reg.,
Shots, Teacup Size
Available, Credit
Cards OK.
(941)-780-1630
tinypuppiestogo.com
$295up

2 year old female golden
retriever, free to good
home 941-916-2284
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
Fmitville Rd. next to Target
Blue Pitt Pups, razor edge
bloodline. $300. 941429-
4883 or 941-237-1180
CHIHUAHUAS, 8 wks, 3M,
IF, black & white, $250
ea. (941)-875-9769
German Shepherd pups,
$450 ea.
(941)-467-5550
Jack Russell Terriers pup-
pies. Super sweet & laid
back $350-$450.
(941)-475-1728
LOVE PETS?
WANT TO MAKE
A DIFFERENCE?
VOLUNTEER AT
EARS Animal
Rescue Sanctuary.
CALL US AT
(941) 475-0636
Male English Bull Dog
Puppy, 16 wks. old.
AKC, 1st Shots. $1200
941-628-5760


6233 DOGS 6250 APPLIANCES


PIT BULL PUPPIES for
sale 4 females 5 males
$450 female $400 male
941-244-0345
Pomeranian puppies, CKC
reg. health cert,
8 wks. & ready to go!
$500 (941)-268-0603
Pomeranians, 2 rare gray
puppies, IM, IF, 3 1/2
mos. old. $350 each.
ALSO adult female
pomeranian, house broken
shots up to date, 1 1/2
yrs. $250. 863-244-3635

SHEARER'S
GROOMING
Summer Sale
$5 Off your next
Doggie Groom.
(941)-488-1549

Shepherd white male
neutered, 3 yrs old. House-
broken, loves children &
other dogs. $200. (863)-
244-3246
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 Pups AKC mf
AKC healthC lO0wks $200
-$400. (941) 639-2332.
SHIH-TZUS, SMALL &
adorable, $500ea 941-
764-6898
Yorkshire Terrier puppies,
2-Females 1-Male, 7
wks., (941)-916-0536

6234 MISC. PETS

Butterfly Koi-3 at approx
24" ea $100ea or $250
for all. (941)-408-7802
Chinchilla with 2 story
cage & access. $100.
Large Ginea pig, with cage
& access. $50, (239)-590-
5992

6235 LIVESTOCK

12 yr. old TB gelding, rides
English, jumps 2'9" cours-
es. Owner must sell imme-
diately. $1,900, (941)-
740-1630
Treeless saddle, brand
new cond. $625 obo call
941-391-5833

6250 APPLIANCES

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

Dryer Good Condition $50.
743-8605
Freezer, upright GE white
17.1 cu. ft. exc. cond.
$285, (941)-629-3727
Fridge side by side, H20,
ice $550. GE elec. stove,
& D.W. $150 ea. $800 all
white. Delivery available.
(941)-916-2948
GE DISHWASHER, used 1
month, exc. cond. $145.
Call 941-626-7682.


Refridgerator GE
18cf, Ice maker
(941)-408-9568


White
$100


Refridgerator/Freezer,
many features, $450 obo.
(941)-627-8957


REFRIGERATOR, white,
good cond. $150.
(941)-380-3690

SS 2yrs old Refrig, micro
& flat top stove all $1,000.
Will sell seperatly. 941-
623-2405

UPRIGHT white freezer, 4-5
yrs old. exc. cond. $250.
941- 235-0142.

W/D set $249 delivered.
Dryer $90 Washer $155 Irg
mini fridge $45. 626-3102

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

Washer & Dryer Fridigair
Lg. cap, Heavy Duty, Like
new $300 941493-4870

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

Washer GE, Dryer Ken-
more. Good cond. $125
both. (941)-743-4682

Washer, Whirlpool $75,
Dryer, Roper $50 (941)-
488-0865

Washer/Dryer, Maytag
Heavy Duty VG Cond.
$200 (941)493-7293

6260 MISCELLANEOUS

4 METAL fold down
awnings, perfect shape
incl. all fastening hard-
ware, $50 ea. 505-9718.

CAR TOPPER-Sears 20-SV
Pd $199 Buy $88.
BIKE RACKS fit 2" hitch $32
941-426-2306

GREAT SALE! Come check
us out, Household furn,
kitchen tables, etc, beds and
frames, antique hall tree, drill
press, band saw, etc. Tables
& chairs. Little of everything
for everyone. 2 Kilns, table,
pedal, everything you need
for ceramics, Dodge 1990
Van Loaded. $2500 obo.
305 Ortiz, N Port. 94

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

Washer/Dryer Kenmore
Super Cap, 2yrs new
$350 Dresser,7 drawers
& mirror, Oak $200 (941)-
426-5817

Seize the sales
with Classified!

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


6070 ANTIQUES
COLLECTIBLES

ALWAYS BUYING
Sterling Silver, Quilts.
Paintings, Furniture.
NEW ENGLAND
ANTIQUES
(941) 639 -9338


seat, side curtains & mir-
rors, w/s, $3,750/obo.
(941) -575-0766
EZ GO GOLF CART
new batteries & charger
$850/firm 941-416-2165
EZGO. Street Legal.
High spd. chip, $5475.
(941) 629-2279

6128 EXERCISE/
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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

7020 BUICK
08/15/08
1992 Skylark, 79K, Auto,
4 cyl., AC, 4 Dr. Great
Transportation. $1,795.
(941)-575-7843 dir
1994 Lesabre 4dr, auto,
ac, 78k, new tires
Good cond. $850/obo
(941)468-1489
1995 Buick LaSabre 80K
mi., cold a/c, moonroof,
black. $1,750 obo
(941)-628-3408 DIr.
1997 Buick Century, 1
owner 58K mi. Good cond.
$4,500.
***SOLD***
1999 LeSabre, only 70K
mi. V-6. Babied it's whole
life. Seasonal use,
$4,495/obo. 575-7843dlr

7030 CADILLAC
1989 Cadillac Deville, 4
Dr., a/c, runs great, 105K
actual mi. $950 obo cash
now! 941-626-3674
1996 Sedan DeVille,
only 69k mi. loaded,
very clean, $4,000.
(941-979-6234


7030 CADILLAC 7070 FORD 7080 JEEP 7110 OLDSMOBILE


1999 Catera, 67K, 4 dr. V-
6, Auto, Leather, SnRf,
Wht. Drive in style. $5295
(941)-575-7843 dlr
2001 Catera, only 43K mi.
moon roof, chrome
wheels, very clean $5950
(941)-979-6234
7040 CHEVROLET
1985 CORVETTE, full
power, runs good, new
tires $2800./obo
1-508-292-3069 aft 4pm
1988 Celebrity SW, V6, all
power, cold A/C, extra
clean, 96K mi, $950. obo
941-391-2503
2000 Corvette, 2 tops
Auto 81K mi All the extras
$15,900 (941)-625-8900
2000 Impala, Champagne
V-6 auto, all power, Alum
wheels,new tires. 65k mi.
$5,995. 941-423-2708
2002 Chevy Tracker LT,
new tires, new brakes
58Kmi $5000. 255-0203

GENEGORMAN
"FAMILY"
PT. CHARLOITE
2006 IMPALA LTZ,
LOADED. ABSOLUTELY
GORGEOUS! $12,990.
941-625-2141
www.genegormans.com
2007 Cobalt 4cyl Factory
Warranty 34 MPG
$10,200 obo
(941)-926-1443
7050 CHRYSLER
1997 Sebring Conv. New
Top, Runs & Looks Great
$3500 (941)-488-9005
2004 Sebring LX1 Conv,
40K Showroom cond.
$10,300 (941)228-7918
2007 PT Cruiser 4cyl
Auto Loaded. Great on
gas. 35 MPG!
$8900 obo
(941)-926-1443
7060 DODGE
2004 DODGE RAM 1500
THIS IS A MUST,MUST
SEE! EX COND, DVD, DUAL
EXHAUST.LOOKS AND DRI-
VES NEW! $10.990 FIRM
941-979-9885
7070 FORD
1995 Crown Vic.
1 owner, 59K, loaded,
almost perfect, $3950.
(941)-979-6234
1997 FORD ESCORT,
Great Cond! AC, Serviced.
$2,500. (941)-268-1315


1998 FORD TAURUS,
loaded cold air. $2000
obo. Call 941-769-2111.
2000 FORD Explorer LTD,
loaded, blk, super sharp
$4500 (941)-488-5700

GENE GOiAN
PREFERR"
PUTA GORDA
2003 FORD FOCUS ZX3
COUPE, 5 SPD. ALL
PWR! SPORTY! $6,990.
941-639-7300
www.genegormans.com

GENE GORAN
"PREMIER"
PUNTA GORDA
2003 FORD MUSTANG
COUPE, 1000 WATT
MACH SYST! $8,990.
941-639-7300
www.genegormans.com
2005 Focus ZX4 SE, 4dr.
52K. Auto, New tires.
Loaded. $8,400/obo.
(941)-575-7843 dir
2007 Fusion SE Gas
Saver 34 MPG! 4cyl
Loaded $13,900 obo
(941)-926-1443



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7080 JEEP
1995 Jeep Wrangler. Nice
cond. $3,900 obo (941)-
628-3408 Dealer.

GENE GORMAN
"FAMILY"
PT. CHARLOTTE
2004 GR. CHEROKEE
LAREDO, 6 CYL., LOW
MI! MINT! $9,990.
941-625-2141
www.genegormans.com

GENE GOBRN
PREFERR"
PUNTA GORDA
2006 JEEP COMMAN-
DER, LOADED, DVD.
ONLY 12K MI! $16,990.
941-639-7300
www.genegormans.com


GEE GORMAN
FAMILY "
PT. CHARLOTTE
2006 LIBERTY, ONLY
8K MI! NEED WE SAY
MORE! $10,990.
941-625-2141
www.genegormans.com

7085 LEXUS
2003 LEXUS GX470 SUV
fully loaded, gps, tow pkg
$21,500 (941)-391-4014
NEED CASH?
Have A Garage
Sale!

7090 LINCOLN
2001 Lincoln Touring
Sedan, Excellent cond!
ONLY 43K MILES!! $8,500.
(941)-255-9679
7100 MERCURY
1997 COUGAR, white,
dealership svcd, gd cond
$2500 (941)-445-4429
2005 Mariner, 26K mi. V6,
silver/blue, w/tan int. PL,
PW, cruise, cd, alum
wheels, super nice with
great economy. $10,950.
obo. (941)-518-1321


1995 Olds Cutlass
Supreme Conv. New tires,
top & AC. Exc. Cond!
$3,200. (941)-286-0226
1997 Olds LSS 4dr, auto-
matic, loaded, 75 mi,
$2450.
(941)-468-1489
1998 Olds Cutlass
Supreme 6cyl, auto, 90k
mi, Nice cond.
$2700/obo
941-7374847
1999 OLDS Alero, 72K
cold air, well maint. great
mi. runs like new. $3000
obo. **SOLD* *
7140 MISC. DOMESTIC
AUTOS
Mod-Lite, needs finished.
$3,500 obo (954)-494-
1990 Mike
7160 HONDA
1996 Delsol, like new,
auto, 1.6, upgrades, tires,
rims, radio, $4,200 obo.
239-839-1611
1998 HONDA ACCORD
4-dr, 1 Sr owner, always
garaged. Full power,
like new inside and out.
NO DISAPPOINTMENTS
$5375obo (941)468-3375


7160 HONDA
HONDA ACCORD LX 105K
mi $5,900. 30+ mpg
Excellent condition. 941-
626-6157.
7163 HYUNDAI
2000 Elantra wagon Auto
A/C CD Great on Gas. Real
nice car. $1900 (941)-
391-5786
7177 KIA
2001 Sportage 4dr Auto
A/C Stereo. Great on Gas.
Real Clean $3200 (941)-
391-5786
PUT CLASSIFIED
TO WORK FOR YOU
Venice, Englewood,
North Port 207-1200
Pt. Charlotte Areas
Call 206-1200
2003 Spectra 4dr A/c
5spd 34 MPG 40K mi
$4850/obo
(941)-468-1489

GENEGORMAN
"FAMILY"
PT. CHARLOTTE
2005 SORENTO LX,
4X4, LOW MI! LOADED!
SPORTY! $11,990.
941-625-2141
www.genegormans.com


7180 MAZDA
1993 Mazda Miata MX-5,
auto, AC, 96K mi. Runs &
looks great. Red/black,
30+mpg. $4800. (941)-
625-7411
7190 MERCEDES
1985 300D Turbo Diesal,
35-40 mpg, nice cond.
$2700 (941)-613-1313
7195 MITSUBISHI

GENEGORMAN
PREFERR"
PUITA GORDA
2004 MITSUBISHI
DIAMANTE, 4 DR.,
SUNROOF. $9,990.
941-639-7300
www.genegormans.com

7200 NISSAN
1992 Sentra A/C Auto
4cyl 82K Miles $1800
(941)-429-9393




2002 Nissan Altima SSL,
49K, brand new tires, exc.
cond. $8,000. (941)-766-
0855


7200 NISSAN

GENE GOiMAN
PREMIER "
PINTA GORDA
2005 NISSAN SENTRA,
ALL POWER! 35 MPG!
SWEET! $9,490.
941-639-7300
www.genegormans.com

GENE GORMAN
FAMILYY"
PT. CHARLOTTE
2007 SENTRA 2.0SL,
6 SPD. GAS SAVER!!
PRISTINE! $11,990.
941-625-2141
www.genegormans.com

7208 SUZUKI

GENE GORMAN
"FAMILY"
PT. CHARLOTTE
2007 XL7, 3RD ROW,
ONLY 16K MI!
BRAND NEW! $15,500.
941-625-2141
www.genegormans.com

7210 TOYOTA
2002 Avalon XLS 59k
miles, loaded, 1 owner,
$12,500 (941)-697-6977


AUTOMALL PUNTA GORDA
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2008 Elantra OLS
Example: 28
stk#HS469 MPG
LIST: $18,577.00
Ewby PFil $1%14O.9OO


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2008 Yarin 2cdr
Example: 35
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LrST: *-I aI 38.1.00


EnAloye Price S139866.00


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Z005 Chevy Cobamlt
Exampfte: 36
stk#CS05S7 MPOI
L1ST: SI ,S40-.0
Enqloyee Prick $13,48300
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2008 MAZDA 3 I
Exempted: 28
atk#M8251 MPO
LIsr" 17,807-00
Ewlee Pri $15,383.00


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2008 PT Cruiser
Eaampte: 23
sak#PS0376 MPG
LIST $*9,008.00
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200 OGrand Cherokes
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2000 Cabller
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7300 TRUCKS!


7210 TOYOTA
1991 CAMRY 4dr, 4cyl,
AT, AC, 67k mi, Ex cond.
31 MPG!! $5795.
941-698-1444
1995 Camry LE 4cyl Auto
Cold A/C 135K mi
35MPG! $2400 obo
941-315-1279
1995 Corolla 4dr, AT, AC,
Extra Nice 114k mi,
33 MPG!! $4195.
941-698-1444
1995 Toyota Corolla, a/c,
114K mi., $3,300. 1991
Camry 67K mi., a/c,
$5,000, both exc.
cond. (941)-916-0380

GENE GORMAN
FAMILY "
PT. CHARLOTTE
2002 RAV 4, AUTO,
4 CYL. GREAT MPG!
SPORTY! $10,990.
941-625-2141
www.genegormans.com

GENEGOREMAN
FAMILY "
PT. CHARLOTTE
2004 TOYOTA HIGH-
LANDER, 4 CYL.,
3RD ROW. CLEAN!
$13,990.
941-625-2141
www.genegormans.com

GENEGORMAN
"PREMER"
PDWA GORDA
2005 TOYOTA HIGH-
LANDER, 3RD ROW,
GOOD MPG! $14,990.
941-639-7300
www.genegormans.com

7220 VOLKSWAGEN

GENE GORKAN
PREFERR"
P WTA GORDA
2005 VW JETTA, 30K
Ml. GREAT ON GAS!
SWEET! $13,990.
941-639-7300
www.genegormans.com

///////
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CLASSIFIED
YOU CAN.....

/Find a Pet

/Find a Car
/Find a Job

/Find Garage Sales

/Find A New Employee

/Sell Your Home
/Sell Your Unwanted
Merchandise

/Advertise Your
Business or Service


Classified -
it's the reliable
source for the
right results


7250 ANTIQUES/
COLLECTIBLES
1968 Chevy Impala, 2
door, needs restored. 327,
have title.Best Offer. 941-
423-0450.
WANTED: MODEL T FORD
PARTS PRE-1950 CAR
PARTS. LITERATURE,
LICENSE PLATES, AUTO-
MOBILIA (941)408-9601


7250 ANTIQUES/
COLLECTIBLES




SAVE THIS DATE:
SAT 11/15/08
9AM-2PM.


For The Fall
Welcome Back
Collector
Auto Show
Hosted by The Sun
Newspapers 23170
Harborview Rd Char-
lotte Harbor Port Char-
lotte 30 Trophies Total
for 13 Class Cate-
gories. TOUR OF THE
PAPER OFFICE &
PLANT. See first hand
how the Best Communi-
ty Newspaper in the
Country operates! Live
Music Begins at 10AM
Featuring "Country
Dynamics", FOOD AND
BEVERAGES AVAIL-
ABLE.
ALSO a SPECIAL
DISPLAY of UNUSUAL
2009 AUTOS
Open to all Non-Modi-
fied Cars & Trucks at
least 22 years old. NO
REGISTRATION FEE.
Owners that will
exhibit at this fun
Event must RSVP to
the Veteran Motor
Car Club of America
at 941-235-7701
Regretfully Space
Allows for only 120
Vehicles.

7252 BUDGET BUYS

#1 Top $$Paid
For Your CARS
& TRUCKS
(941)-626-9120
1992 Buick Regal, cold
a/c, 103K mi. $1500.
(941-286-4599
1996 MERC VILLAGER,
Runs good, clean, a/c,
good shape. $1850.
(941)-421-8804
Police Impounds 93 Honda
Civic $400, 94 Acura
$700, for listings 800-
366-9813 Ext. 3964

7260 AUTOS WANTED

CASH FOR
YOUR CAR
941-286-4599

tC tC t t


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


7260 AUTOS WANTED
Junk & Abandoned
VEHICLES REMOVED!!
COULD BE WORTH $$$$
697-7222 OR 475-9007

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!


M.S.B. RECYCLING
$400 for any car
with title!
941-575-4008
7270 AUTO PARTS/
ACCESSORIES
CAR TOPPER-Sears 20-SV
Pd $199 Buy $88.
BIKE RACKS fit 2" hitch $32
941-426-2306
Chevy Motor 4.31, 80k mi,
New top end. $500.
941-626-3265
Jeep Wrangler 5 Wheels
off of 2001. $305 941-
917-0900
Tires 2 sets of 4 LT
235/75R-15, like new
$150/ea set Sold!!!!!
Truck Cap 8' Fiberglass
$300/obo
(941)-697-4707

7290 VANS
1992 FORD Conversion
Van, hi top, new tires, Nice!
$1950 (941)626-3102
1995 Astro cargo van,
V6,. auto, runs good,
$850. 769-1336
1996 Dodge Caravan
104K mi V6, Runs $1250
(941)475-5054
1996 Dodge Grand Cara-
van, runs great, well main-
tained $1,400 obo, (941)-
766-7659
2003 Ford E150 V6 68K
mi. New tires. Well main-
tained. $9895 (941)-488-
8016
2004 Nissan Quest SL,
auto, PW, PL, AC, 6 cyl.
Exc. cond. Must see. Can
be seen @ 18000 Paulson
Dr. Mon-Fri. 10-2. $9,500.
769-1336.


7300 TRUCKS/
PICK-UPS
14' SMOKER CRAFT 30hp,
elec. start, w/trlr & bimini.
Runs great $900/obo 941-
391-1598
1985 Nissan PU, 5sp.
$850. (941)-286-4599


1991 Ford Ranger, lift kit,
a/c, highway miles, re-built
engine, $2,000 obo,
(941)-286-1539
1994 Dodge Dakota, runs
great, $600, (941)-625-
8098
1996 Sonoma, AC, 86K
mi. 3 doors, good cond.
$3,995. (941)-467-2827


Val Ward r*
Proudly Serving Southwest Florida Luxury Car Needs for Over 35 Years.
2 LIBERTY. AND THE PURSUIT.
Manager's Special


7300 TRUCKS/
PICK-UPS

1994 GMC & 1992 Ford F-
350, Both in good cond.
runs great, each $2,000.
(941)-206-3906
1995 CHEVY SILVERADO,
Most Accessories incl. Air.
Nice looking truck! $1500.
**SOLD**
1997 DODGE 1 TON Dump
truck New trans, tires, radi-
ator, Good running
$3500/obo
(941)-284-3155
1997 DODGE 1500
Laramie ext., 84K exc.
con. loaded, cold air, 2nd
ownr.$4200. 916-1134.
1997 Ford F-150, X-cab,
V8, Triton, auto, great
tires, $2,000 SOLD!
1999 Ford Crew Cab, Dual-
ly, New Rears, Good Shape
XLT Lariat $8950 o.b.o.
916-0190 Anytime
2002 Ford Ranger, XLT, X-
Cab, Loaded, 65K Mi., Xtra
Clean $8900. Bill 941-
626-3407. Agent
2002 S-10 ZR2 4x4,
Loaded...very sharp
$7500. 941-716-1433

GENE GORMAN
"FAMILY"
PT. CHARLOTTE
2003 DODGE RAM
1500 QUAD CAB. AUC-
TION PRICE! $9,990.
941-625-2141
www.genegormans.com
2003 Ford E150 work van,
approx. 90K. PS, PB, AC,
$5200. 625-8900
2003 Nissan Frontier Crew
Cab, power everything,
well kept, leather,
$9,500/obo. (941)-624-
3149 or (941)380-6885.

GENEGORMAN


2003 TOYOTA TACO-
MA, DBL. CAB PRE-
RUNNER, LEATHER
$15,990.
941-639-7300
www.genegormans.com
2004 GMC Sierra 2500
SL, H/D,Crew Cab, 4x4,
Low Mi. ,Diesel,Leather
Loaded,Dealer Serviced,
$17,000 941-661-8991


7300 TRUCKS/
PICK-UPS

Marlow

Werner
2005 Ford F-350, Flat
Bed, Powerstroke,
Turbo Diesel, A/T, A/C,
Side Tool Box, 24,597
Mi. $17,700.
(941)-639-3175
marlowwerner.com

7305 SPORT UTILITY/
VEHICLES
2000 4 door Chevy Blazer,
under 70K miles $4200
obo 743-8605

GENE GORMAN
"11FAMILY"
PT. CHARLOTE1
2001 FORD EXPEDI-
TION EB, WHOLESALE
PRICING! MINT! $8,900.
941-625-2141
www.genegormans.com
2001 Lincoln Navigator,
Loaded, Very Nice. A
Steal @ $7,700. Dean
(941)-916-1317. Agent
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 1
owner Off Lease 58K mi
Loaded, 3rd row seating.
$12300 obo
(941)-926-1443

GENE GORMAN
PREFERR"
PUTA GORDA
2005 CHEVY EQUINOX,
LT. GREAT GAS MI!
CLASSY! $10,990.
941-639-7300
www.genegormans.com
Kevin's Car Sales
El JoBean, Florida
(941)-268-4395
Why Pay Hwy. 41 Prices?
02 Kia Sportage $5995
00 Ford Explorer $4995

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


7320 AVIATION 7330 BOATS-POWERED


1975 Cessna 150M. IFR.
Exc. cond. Any reasonable
offer 941-629-5755
582 Rotax 65HP, 3 Blade
warp drive prop, 177 hrs
$2500. (941)-624-0355.
Airplane Hanger Condo
60x7Osf, $334,000. Call
Larry Bailie (239)-821-
8027 Florida Foundation
Realty, LLC.
LSA Challenger II
Reduced to $9,995!!
239-731-5524
navalairestates.com

7330 BOATS-POWERED
$$ CASH PAID $$
For Your Boat or
Yacht.Any Size or
Price.Will Come To You.
(941)626-9075
08/15/08
10' Jon w/trailer, elec
motor, many extras $675
941-627-9310
14' ALUM V-hull, great
shape. $450. 941-492-
6386 or 941-539-0337
14' Fiberglass w/almost
new 2006 25hp Merc O/B.
Approx 70hrs. $1900
(941)-321-9722
14' Johnboat 2000 15hp
Yamaha 4 stroke 1999
Low Hrs. GreatTrailer.
$2395 (941)-488-8016
14' LANDAU w/trailer 9.9
Johnson extra's. trolling
motor $1100. 916-1134.
16' '85 Skeeter bass boat,
many extras, $1200/obo;
19 1/2' '90 Bayliner,
many xtras, $2000/obo.
16', '05 pontoon w/brand
new trlr, many xtras
$9,000 firm. (941)-628-
3460
16'- 1996 PROSPORTS
Flatsboat, 55HP Yamaha
O/B 1994, Good cond.
$3500/obo
941-270-1449
16' Larson, renewed, new
trailer, 90HP evenrude,
completely rebuilt, $2950
obo 941-763-0608
17' Glastron 1986 70hp
Evinrude $1500 or trade
for Flat boat of equal value
(941)-493-3799
18' Cobia, CC, bimini &
console cover, 120 Evin-
rude. Motor needs work
$1,800, *SOLD*


18' Wellcraft 1981
w/85hp Evinrud. Open
Bow $1K (941)484-8320
18'10", 1997 Proline flats
boat, 2001- 115 Yamaha 2
stroke OB, 2004 alum.,
trlr, polling platform,
trolling motor, $8495.
(941) 629-3600.
19' Sweetwater Pontoon
2006, 40hp 2006 Merc,
Porta potty, Canvas cover-
ing for cabin, GPS,
CD/AM-FM stereo.
Paid $20K, $11,999
(941)-321-9722
19'-'89 OMC Cobra 5.0L
HO, perfect cond very low
hrs $3999 941-257-8259
1984 21 3 Chris craft, cc,
92 Yamaha 225 hp Runs
grt. Must Sell. $7200
o.b.o. 315-3200
1989 28' ALUM. Pontoon
Boat, 100 HP Merc, new
bimini top, w/float on trail-
er, seats 10 people. Call
941-627-3065.
20' 2005 Wellcraft 212
Fisherman w/Trailer, CC, T-
Top, FF, VHS, EBox,
200HP Yamaha 4 Stroke.
Just Titled 4 Mos. ago.
Only 80 hrs. $28,000. obo
(941)-815-7978

CASH
TODAY
For Your Boats
& Jet Skis
(941)-268-7516
20' Pathfinder CC 2008
150 Yamaha 4 stroke 30
hrs, Trolling motor, power
poll, hydrulic jack plate,
Fishfinder, GPS w/trailer
$36000 (941)-626-7374
20' Pontoon boat 23hrs.
on new yamaha motor
w/2yr. old trailer, $5,200
(941)-286-4599
21' 1978 Mako w/ 2004
Alum. Tandem trailer. Good
cond. 1988 175HP Evin-
rude, runs, needs wk.
$5000. (941)-475-3003
21' 2002 Sea Fox, Merc.
150. Less than 200 hours.
T-Top, electronics. Runs
great. Trailer 2004. Good
shape. Good on gas.
$15,000 obo.
(941)-697-9732
25' Chris Craft 1980 Cabin
Cruiser, inboard, $2,995
(941)-623-3182


7330 BOATS-POWERED
22' 1988 CHRISCRAFT
CC, '95/225hp John-
son, Outrigger, Down
rigger, 3 live wells, Very
clean, Deep V, Engle-
wood $6900/obo 863-
660-8827
25' SeaRay Sun Dancer,
'04 trlr w/brake, $9500/
obo. (941)-585-9992


Boat Donations wanted
to support Clearwater
Marine Aquarium. Tax
Deductable (727)
409-6282 ext. 235
TO ADVERTISE
IN THE
BOATER'S
BARGAINS
IN WATERLINE
CALL DEBBIE,
941-206-1200
dnemser@sun-herald.com

7331 SAILBOATS
Free 22ft. Sailboat. No
sail, no mast, no leaks, no
trailer, (941)-979-8818
7332 PERSONAL
WATER VEHICLES
(2) 2005 SEE DOO RXP
Super Charged, Garage
Kept, 40 hrs. Exc. Cond!
w/ Trailer & Accessories.
$14,500. 941-204-5427
1995 GTS SkiDoo, needs
repairs or parts. $300
(941)-575-4328
2000 Sea Doo LRV, 13'
Wave runner. Low hrs., 4
passenger, trailer. Asking
$3,800, (239)-777-6221

7333 MISC. BOATS
AVON dinghy 11'2, air
floor, davit rings, good
cond. $250. 505-4081
7334 OUTBOARD/
MARINE ENGINES


1994 Yamaha 9.9 O.B.,
short shaft, 2 stroke,
no salt water $550.
941-505-7431
3.7L Mercruiser eng. Exc.
cond. $650/obo. (941)-
505-0901
Mercruiser Alpha-One out-
drive, exc. cond. $600/
obo. (941)-505-0901


Top Dollars Paid GENE GORWAN
for Cars, trucks, "PREEEB"
vans, any cond. "--irM
(941)-650-5785 PUNTA GORDA
2005 CHEVY UPLAN-
WE BUY CARS DER LT, LEATHER, DVD.
$300 CASH +UP CLASSY! $12,990.
941-639-7300
Frank 276-0204 www.genegormans.com


**


$


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for every vehicle purchased


2008 Nissan Frontier

Crew Cab

Stk#8714N


$79* + tax per month


2008 Nissan XTerra S

Stk#8231N


$1 8* + tax per month


2008 Nissan Titan XE

Crew Cab

Stk#8088N


$157* + tax per month


2008 Nissan Armada LE

Stk#8276N


$318*+ tax per month


* Leases are 39 months, payments are plus tax. 12,000 miles per year. Customer must put $3000 down plus startups. With
approved credit. **$100 Gas Card is only available with purchases presented with this AD prior to purchase.

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7341 TRAILER
& ACCESSORIES


9.9hp Johnson, elec. start, LOAD TRAILER '07, 26'
LS also 50hp Johnson, lo w/ Hyud. lift. Brand new
hrs. Exc. cond. $400 ea. $5000 *S*O*L*D*
941- 268-9029 NEW AND USED OPEN
( NEED A JOB? & ENCLOSED UTILITY,
CHECK THE BOAT, CAR HAULERS AND
CLASSIFIED! DUMP TRAILERS. TRAIL-
ER HITCHES AND WIRING.
7336 BOAT STORAGE/ TWO-MORROW'S TRAIL-
DOCKING ER SALES, ENGLEWOOD,
FL. 941-460-9700
DEEP WATER BOAT NEW BOAT TRAILERS AT
SLIPS Englewood 25-60' Dealer Cost. Credit Cards
$9FT/MO. Accepted. WEST COAST
941-270-1449 TDAII CD IQ( 1 9QPQQO9


7337 BOAT REPAIRS/
DETAILING
Boat repair, fiberglass, gel-
coat, paint. Lic & insured,
Mobile Service, too..
. Marlin's boat Repair (941)-
468-9293
***Cut & Save this Ad***
Wood/Fiberglass expert
Fab. jointer wood work Lic
& Ins 941-473-8120
954-805-9337 Robert.
7339 CANOES/KAYAKS
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Week of August 14,2008


































% & FISHING JOURNAL:

i Johnson has a tale for
one who doesn't believe in
monsters.
.Page 7
to Fort Myers









Fishin' Buddies gets kids out on the water


A few months ago I
wrote about a
local couple that
wanted to do something
to help our area's youth
experience the joy of
being on the water
fishing. They focused on
youngsters who other-
wise might not get the
opportunity to fish, even
though they live in one
of the best fishing
locations in the country.
The couple began by
offering a "scholarship"
to a Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission summer
youth camp but they
didn't stop there. Over
the course of the last few
months they worked
diligently to form a
nonprofit organization
entitled Fishin' Buddies.
They succeeded and
received the official
letter from the IRS
granting Fishin' Buddies
its nonprofit status. Now
the real work begins.
Fishing' Buddies was
formed to provide
children especially
those in need an
opportunity to simply go
fishing from a boat, with
a professional charter
captain. Rods, reels, bait
and anything else
necessary to make the
day successful is provid-
ed and Fishin' Buddies
picks up the tab. Each
child also receives a
Fishing' Buddies t-shirt.
It's a great deal for
everyone: The charter
captain gets paid for a
half-day trip (four hours
is long enough to be on
the water during the
summer) and the
children are treated to a
wonderful experience -
a win-win situation.
Fishing' Buddies is
working with a local
Boys and Girls Club that
identifies and provides
the appropriate young-
sters. They also send a
counselor along to assist
and monitor the chil-
dren. The local charter
captains selected to
participate are fully


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vetted, so parents can
rest assured that their
children will be safe (a
sorry but necessary
procedure in this day
and age).
Charter captain take
as many youngsters and
one counselor as their
boats can safely handle
- some can take three,
others more. A recent
development involves
the Placida Queen,
which can accommo-
date a group of young
adults at a time. This
way more children can
participate.
Captain Al White took
the inaugural trip and a
great time was had by
all. Even though sum-
mer is coming to an end
and time may be limited
to weekends because of
school commitments,
more trips are planned;
some may even be
completed by the time
you read this.
But there is a fly in the
ointment: Funding.
Bruce Vogt, the chair-
man of the Fishin'
Buddies board, along
with other board mem-
bers are in the process of
speaking to as many
community organiza-
tions, clubs and corpo-
rate sponsors as possible
to drum up funding. It's
an extremely worthwhile
program, so if you are
personally willing to
support a child or two,
or belong to an associa-
tion, fishing or boating
club that would like to
sponsor a trip or
more, contact me at
rwalinchus@
sun-herald.com (I also
serve on the board) and
I'll make sure the infor-


Makeshift vacation works out OK
Readers Write
JANIE DUKE
Even the best-laid
plans are prone to
collapse, but that's
just an excuse to
W. make lemonade out
of life's lemons. Or go
catch a ginormous
redfish. Whichever
you'd prefer,.

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PHOTOS PROVIDED

Above, Capt. AI White lends a hand at the helm. Below, the official Fishin' Buddies
T-shirt.


mation gets passed on.
Captains, if you would
like to participate,
contact me at the above
Web address. Some of
the captains have
offered to donate trips as
a way to help defray the
organization's expenses,
but that isn't necessary
to participate.
Soon, Fishin' Buddies
will have its own Web
site that will feature


information about the
organization, blogs and
photos from the partici-
pants and a place to
click onto to make a
donation.
Our youth is our future


and given the many
pitfalls that lay in wait in
their journey to adult-
hood, fishing may
smooth their path.
Consider sponsoring a
trip.


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PHOTO PROVIDED

Mark Stevens with a nice snook caught on a fly.


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Light Tackle CAPT. MIKE MANIS
Soft plastic swim baits and silver kings . ............... Page 3
Florida Fauna JOSH OLIVE
Warning colors: There's danger underfoot ................ ...Page 4
Fly Fishing CAPT. ROD WALINCHUS
Help fish find your fly in black water . ................. . .Page 5
Boating Safety BILL HEMPEL
25 miles offshore, you are all alone .................. . . .Page 6
The Fumbling Fisherman TOM JOHNSON
I am now a true believer in sea monsters ............... . .Page 7
Reader Photos
Who's been catching what where ................ . . . Page 8
Tournament Bassin' GREG BARTZ
Tactics to heat up your summer bassin' .......... . . .... Page 10
Ask Capt. Ralph CAPT. RALPH ALLEN
FW C officers stay busy . . . ........ ................ . Page 11
Fish Finder, Page 6 Tide Charts, Page 16


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Soft plastic swim baits and silver kings


For years, the soft
plastic swim bait
has been gaining
in popularity. This
particular style of
artificial bait has
proven itself to be
versatile, easy to work,
and decently durable.
In fact, it's one of my
favorite type baits for
skipping up under dock
structures for snook.
This is tough on baits,
so any lure that can
take this kind of beating
is a keeper in my book.
This time though, it's
another gamefish that
brought this versatile
bait to my attention. It's
definitely that time of
year again when the
tarpon begin to move
into the upper Harbor
and if you're looking for


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an effective artificial
bait, the swim bait can
be tough to beat. Many
of us who like to throw
plugs have long consid-
ered the deep running
D.O.A. Baitbuster,
especially the trolling
model; the old standby
that we know can be
counted on to put a fish
in the air.

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WATERLINE PHOTO
BY MIKE MANIS
A Storm Wlldeye
Live Mullet and the
good old standby
D.O.A. Baltbuster
trolling model.


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Warning colors: There's danger underfoot


mhe wet season is
in full swing, with
thunderstorms
darkening the skies
somewhere in South-
west Florida every
afternoon. The drench-
ing rains are welcome,
but the downpours
cause new problems
for area residents.
Flooded roads and the
threat of being struck
by lightning are every-
day dangers but a
less common peril
comes in a brightly
colored package.
Coral snakes are
burrowing animals,
spending the majority
of their lives hidden
from sight under a few
inches of sandy soil or
leaf litter. During the
rainy season, many
burrowing animals are
temporarily forced into
the open when their
homes are inundated
by sudden showers.
Seeking alternative
shelter, coral snakes
may come into contact
with humans, often
with disastrous results
for the snake.
Confronted with a
snake of any kind,
many people react
negatively. Fear of
snakes is nearly univer-
sal, but in truth snakes
even venomous
species are in far
greater danger from us
than we are from them.
According to statistics
compiled by the
Centers for Disease
Control and Preven-
tion, about 7,000
people are bitten by
venomous snakes in
the U.S. annually.
Fewer than 15 of those
bitten die as a result, so
you have a 99.8-
percent chance of
surviving a snake bite.
Less than one percent
of snake bites are
attributed to coral
snakes.
In contrast, hundreds
of thousands of snakes
a year meet up with the
business end of a
shovel, their sin having
been to be in view of
someone who fears or
dislikes anything that
crawls on its belly.
Coral snakes are
members of the rear-
fanged Elapidae family,
which also includes
kraits and the familiar
cobras. Unlike pit
vipers, which have
large fangs located at
the front of the upper
jaws, the coral snake's
small, primitive fangs
are only moderately
effective envenomation
tools. Little or no
venom is introduced in
as many as two-thirds
of coral snake bites.


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Front-fanged snakes
generally strike with a
wide-open mouth and
immediately draw
back, but rear-fanged
snakes tend to bite and
hang on. Although
coral snakes don't have
to chew to deliver their
venom, the longer a
bite lasts the more
venom is injected.
As with other elapids,
coral snake venom is
neurotoxic. An untreat-
ed coral snake bite can
cause death due to
paralysis of the car-
diopulmonary system.
However, there have
been no U.S. deaths
reported since coral
snake antivenin has
become widely avail-
able. Regardless, a bite
is serious recovering
patients often experi-
ence respiratory
distress for up to a
week and general
weakness for up to
several months.
The simplest and best
way to avoid being
bitten by any snake is,
not surprisingly, to
avoid snakes. The
majority of venomous
snake bites occur when
people intentionally
handle or attempt to
capture or kill a snake.
It's telling that fewer
than 5 percent of
snakebite victims are
female. Not surprising-
ly, alcohol is involved in
a high percentage of
snakebites. If you
encounter a snake and
cannot verify if it is
nonvenomous, a
simple and slow retreat
is irrefutably the safest
way to deal with the
situation.
The bright warning
colors of a coral snake
make accidental
contact unlikely. The
bold red, black and
yellow pattern is highly
effective at keeping
would-be predators at
bay so effective, in
fact, that two com-
pletely unrelated
snakes have copied it
to their own advan-
tage. Unfortunately,
the protective mimicry
that for millennia
staved off hungry
predators now causes
many humans to
believe these animals


" This Eastern coral snake has a venomous, though
rarely fatal, bite. The mimics below the scarlet
snake and the scarlet king snake are complete-
ly harmless. The pattern differences are clearly
shown. Remember: Red touch yellow, kill a fellow.


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August 14,2008









Help fish find your fly in black water


Tarpon season is
winding down.
Sure, there are
still plenty of fish to be
caught, but they are
harder to consistently
find or so it seems
to me. So I've begun to
think about other
species like redfish,
snook and trout. Now
my day on the water
begins by looking for
tarpon and then
fishing the bushes and
flats for other game-
fish. Hopefully I will
get at least one Super
Slam (tarpon, snook,
redfish and trout)
before too long.
One of the reasons I
haven't spent much
time chasing reds,
snook and such is
because of the black
water of the summer
- the tannic-stained
water, especially in the
backcountry, typical of
summer. I enjoy sight
fishing and would
rather see what I'm
casting to, so blindly
fishing tannic water
has no real appeal. But
as much as I love
tarpon and sight
fishing, I'm itching to
catch a red or two.
One of the problems
a fly fisherman deals
with in the summer is
visibility his and the
fish's, especially from a
distance. If a fish
cannot see your
offering, it probably
won't strike it. So I use
flies tied with rattles
- sound chambers -
to give me an edge.
The clicking sound
made by the rattle
calls attention to a fly
pattern that otherwise
might go unnoticed by
a red, snook or trout.
Unfortunately, there
are few fly patterns
designed and sold by
major manufacturers
that have built-in
rattles. The patterns
that are available, if
one searches hard
enough, are often of
limited use: They are
either too large, heavy
and of limited style. If
one looks long and
hard enough, some of
the bendback style of
flies can be found with
rattles tied into them.
But a fly fisher would
be hard pressed to
actually find one in a
fly bin at the average
retail shop. The fly
fisher that doesn't tie
his own flies is, very
often, out of luck and
relegated to fishing
whatever patterns that
are available.
Until recently, fly
tyers were also some-
what limited in their
ability to add rattles in


a meaningful way to
patterns, especially
patterns designed for
the relative shallow
water we find on local
flats. It has never been
too big a deal to add
rattles to flies
designed for deeper
water; the additional
weight benefited the
fly by assisting it to
sink. Many of the
rattles that were
available from cata-
logs were large and
heavy; again not a big
deal for larger flies
used in deeper water.
These relatively large
rattles were also
difficult to attach to a
hook without making
the pattern too bulky
and one had to use
extra long hook styles.
The bendback was the
logical choice as a
style of fly to add a
rattle to.
Now manufacturers
are meeting our needs
by offering rattles in a
variety of sizes,
weight and styles.
One can now pur-
chase micro to extra
large sound chambers
made of plastic, glass
and Pyrex. They are
also available in
different configura-
tions: Pointed, round
and even a shape that
can be tied crosswise
to the hook shank.
Eyes can be painted
onto the flanged ends
of this style. So now at
least fly tiers have the
tools to design pat-
terns that are user-
friendlier in out little
part of the world.
Now that I have
access to the many
different sizes and
styles of sound cham-
bers, I've found ways
of incorporating them
into the pattern styles
I prefer.
I've found that by
using a light-weight
hook with a short
shank I can use a
rattle as an extension
of the body and still
keep the overall size
of the pattern small
and compact if I need
to. This discovery on
my part has probably
been in use by other
fly tyers for years, but
has become a quan-
tum leap in my fly
tying, enabling me to
incorporate a rattle in
baitfish patterns and
still keep them rela-
tively slim. The result
has been a limitless
use of sound
chambers.


I take a length of
Mylar tubing and pull
out the core material. I
then tie one end
closed with a length of
tying thread or
monofilament (an
arbor knot works well
for this step). I do
leave a little of the
tubing beyond the
knot so it frays with
use. I then insert a
rattle (more often than
not a micro-sized one)
into the tubing and tie
it to the back of the
hook shank. At this
point a drop or two of
head cement is added
to keep the knot from
unraveling. Now I can
tie any pattern with
any material as I
normally would. The
fly tracks straight and
true and emits a fish-
attracting clicking
sound on the retrieve.
I'm sure that there
are other effective
ways of attaching
rattles to favorite
patterns, but this


method has solved
many of my fly tying
problems. It's quick,
easy and effective.
I also use the
flanged style of sound
chamber in place of
small lead or bead
chain eyes in many
patterns. However,
they do add extra bulk
to the pattern, but I
can live with it
because of its effec-
tiveness. Replace the
lead eyes with these
rattles in crab or
shrimp patterns for a
natural clicking
sound.
The dark, tannic-
stained water of the
summer forced me to
seek ways of attract-
ing fish to my pat-
terns. The logical
solution was the
addition of a rattle, so
they could locate the
fly through sound. I
am amazed at how
well these things
work. My catch rate
has risen significantly.


The most surprising
element is that my
catch-rate of larger-
than-usual snook has
dramatically gone up
since I began using
patterns with sound
chambers. Maybe it's
coincidental, but I
think not. Give them a
try and make your
own judgment. Now, if
I can only figure out a


way to use some sort
of scent-producing
product without
stinking up my fly
tying room.
Capt. Rod Walinchus
is an author, illustra-
tor fly tyer and charter
guide specializing in
fly fishing. You can
contact Capt. Rod at
rwalinchus@
sun-herald.com.


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25 miles offshore, you are all alone


Too many people
forget that when
you are over 20
miles off shore, you are
very much alone. With
all of the potential
hazards of boating you
need to be certain you
recognize this and are
equipped to avoid and
if necessary, resolve any
emergencies that arise.
While the general rule
of thumb is a 25-mile
range, once you get
beyond 20 miles or so,
both your VHF radio
and cell phone are on
the fringe of not reach-
ing shore. You may have
read recently of the
Englewood boater who
was 21 miles offshore
with a dead battery. He
was fortunate to have
gotten a cell phone call


through. The article
reported that he was
connected only after
several "dropped calls."
That is the advantage of
aVHF radio. You stand a
better chance of con-
tacting a nearby boat
for quicker assistance.
You also can have a
fellow boater relay your
distress call to shore. If
you are 20 miles out
and your radio reaches


a boater 10 miles out,
that boater's radio can
then reach the authori-
ties onshore.
Knowing that once
you are 20 miles out,
you are all alone and
you should look at your
running gear a little
differently than if you
were fishing in the river.
Gas is all-important.
Make certain your tank
is full and your gauge
works. You need suffi-
cient anchor line to
securely anchor your
boat. The rule of thumb
is 7 to 10 feet of line for
every foot of water
depth. Anything less
and you will drift at the
whims of wind and
current. Two batteries
become all-important.
A set up with a switch


so you can run one
battery out and the
other back is ideal. This
also allows you to utilize
one battery as a house
battery (run your gear
while the engine is off)
and the other as a
starting and running
battery. Life jackets
should be the "offshore"
(type I) style. They
provide more flotation,
more protection
against hypothermia,
the ability to rotate you
face up when uncon-
scious, and pockets for
your handheld VHF
signaling devices.
A float plan is a
necessity when ventur-
ing out. Make sure
someone knows your
approximate location
and the time you


should be returning
safely to shore. The
newer VHF radios have
an auto locator feature
that will broadcast your
location in case of an
emergency. If you have
one of these, be certain
you have registered it
properly so the emer-
gency rescue teams can
identify you. If you
venture offshore
frequently, you should
look into having an
EPIRB on board. Again,
properly registering
these devices will
identify you and
broadcast your loca-
tion to search and
rescue teams.
Preventive mainte-
nance is of the utmost
importance to mini-
mize the chances of


mechanical problems.
You should have a
check list and go over it
every time you are
getting ready to venture
out. Lastly, you need to
know what to do in
case of an emergency.
How do I react to
minimize the danger
from the situation I am
facing? For more
information on preven-
tative maintenance,
float plans, proper
safety gear and how to
handle adverse condi-
tions, contact the Peace
River Power Squadron
and enroll in the next
boating class. It covers
all of this and more.
Bill Hempel is the
Assistant Safety Officer
for the Peace River
Power Squadron.


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I am now a true believer in sea monsters


I hear a lot of fish
tales in my line of
work. Most are
mostly true with an
occasional inch or
pound added size
does matter. Some
stories are over-embell-
ished and lose credibil-
ity in the retelling. And
a few fish-catching
stories are outrageous
lies. When Todd
McAdams of North
port told me there were
quarter-ton fish hang-
ing out a half mile from
my house, I thought he
was full of doo-doo. I
don't believe in sea
monsters, even if their
name happens to start
with goliath.
Goliath grouper are
much larger than
inshore sharks and
tarpon. A 7-foot long
tarpon could exceed
200 pounds. A 7-foot
bull shark could weigh
out at 350. But a 7-foot
goliath grouper tips the
scales at right around
500 pounds.
I have two important
warnings before you
even think about
fishing for goliath
grouper. They are
designated as a prohib-
ited species. An FWC
rule states that "No
person shall harvest in
or from state waters,
nor possess while in or
on the waters of the
state, or land, any
Nassau grouper or
goliath grouper. 'Har-
vest' means the catch-
ing or taking of a fish
by any means whatso-
ever, followed by a
reduction of such fish
to possession. Fish that
are caught but imme-
diately returned to the
water free, alive and
unharmed are not
harvested."
The law becomes
somewhat ambiguous
regarding hook
removal and picture
taking. They say that
"removing smaller
goliath groupers from
the water to remove
hooks is not necessarily
a bad practice, but this
process must be done
with care, using proper
fish handling tech-
niques, and as expedi-
tiously as possible."
Another paradox: You
must use circle hooks if
fishing for goliath
grouper from a vessel,
but that's not required
if fishing from shore or
a pier. For the full story
of regulations go to the
FWC Web page: www.
floridaconservation.
org/marine/grouper/
goliath_grouper/catch_
release.htm.
Second warning
note: Fishing for this


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species is not an
activity for beginning
saltwater anglers with
Wal-Mart rods, bad
knees, high blood
pressure, or rotator cuff
problems. It's a rule of
(broken) thumb that
covers about 90 per-
cent of Charlotte
Harbor fisherpersons,
including me. After
seeing the specialized
heavy-duty gear, the
dangerous bait, and
the sheer muscle work
involved, I know I
would never attempt to
catch a goliath by
myself. We are not
talking a big snook
here! Nine times out of
ten, theses leviathans
break off. The other
one time, you will be
very lucky if the goliath
doesn't drag you over a
pier railing or gunnels.
Even Todd McAdams,
my resident expert,
brought a back-up
man he could depend
upon and I don't
mean me. Fourteen-
year-old Chris Riegler
from South Gulf Cove
is a relative newcomer
to our area, along with
his mom and dad and
six siblings. Chris is an
unusual teenager. He is
easy to get along with,
follows shouted direc-
tions well, and doesn't
try anything stupid.
Chris is not a big guy,
but has the quick
power of a roadhouse
bouncer. He also smiles
constantly and the girls
at Lemon Bay High (his
new school this fall)
are going to fall
instantly in love.
Let's get to the
adventure. First comes
bait catching. Goliath
grouper have devel-
oped an appetite for
some very unappetiz-
ing species in the
Myakka River -
cownose rays and
small catfish. After
catching a few, Todd
rigged up a goliath
breakfast special by
tossing a 5-pound ray
over the rail. Less than
a minute later, the reel
clicker started slowly
popping.
Goliath grouper can
easily chop a fish in
half with their powerful
jaws ask any charter
guy whose client reeled
in a fish head without a


body. But their favorite
method of feeding is a
vacuum-powered
inhale through their
basketball-sized
mouth. They taste-test
the food by gumming it
around for a while.
These are wary crea-
tures.
With a sense of
patient timing gleaned
from experience, Todd
set the hook. And from
that moment on there
was never any doubt
that a monster slob
goliath grouper was on
the line. The hour and
half fight that ensued
was filled with ups and
downs of every kind.
The goliath's defense is
the same as offshore
grouper he heads
downward to hide. In
this case, the fish also
circled around a sharp
barnacled pier piling
that threatened to cut
through the 125-pound
line. Todd had to climb
down to the base of the
pier (not recommend-
ed) where amazingly
he managed to unwrap
his line by passing his
rod hand-to-hand
around a horizontal
piling. I'm certain the


battle left Todd's arms
an inch longer.
When the titanic fish
breached the surface,
Chris and I gasped in
unison. Chris proceed-


ed to climb over the rail
to help apply a gaff.
This was to keep the
fish from hurting itself
by thrashing against
the pilings. I was


momentarily responsi-
ble for holding the rod
- terrified that the
goliath might make a

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Steve caught and


released this nice snook.


Patrick O'Keefe caught this beauty in Chark


Ards,


Zak's first Cecil Webb bass.


Morgan Sweeney with a 6-foot sand shark. Morgan is
to fishing.


12 and is dedicated


Andrew Rybarczyk with a very nice red.


Former Port Charlotte resident
Scott Fahrney, on the left, caught
this 75-pound salmon on the
Klutina River.


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A.J. Marcinkewicz with a beautiful specimen of a triggerfish.


Jean and
Chris Newber-
ry took their
10-month-old
Lab pup, Sam,
on her first
fishing trip.


ie6 Galloway holding a brace of snapper.


WE WANT YOUR
PHOTOS!
Here's how it works: Take
pictures of the fish you
catch or your other
outdoor adventures.
PLEASE don't send us
photos of oversized or
other release-only fish
being poorly handled.
Pictures of such fish
being gaffed, held by the
lower jaw only or
obviously damaged or
dead will not be
published. Send your
high-quality photos by
email to rwalinchus@
sun-herald.com,
or by snail mail to
The Charlotte Sun,
23170 Harborview
Road, Port Charlotte,
FL, 33980, attention:
Josh Olive. Include a
self-addressed stamped
envelope if you want your
prints returned to you.


in McGee of Punta Gorda with a 14-pound redfish
eight near Two Pines.


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Emma McAndrew
caught this nice
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Jim Heichel-
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this nearly
50-inch
barracuda at
7 Mile Reef.


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Tactics to heat up your summer bassin'


Everywhere I
stopped produced
another boatload of
bites. I couldn't keep bass
off of my bait. Cast after
cast produced another
quality keeper consider-
ing the time of year we
are currently in. Do you
think many bass anglers
are uttering statements
like this during the
summer months of
fishing? Maybe not, but I
was last weekend.
As usual, the fishing
always seems to slow
down when the water
temperature starts to
climb near 90 degrees.


That should not stop
you from successfully
catching bass on your
favorite lake. There are a
few tricks involved, and
covering water thor-
oughly is probably the
key to having success.


E fill] I OLi I IA


Last weekend, I found
myself practicing for our
last "regular season"
tournament before our
season ending Classic
Tournament. The day
was still, hot, muggy, and
had a haze to the morn-
ing that made things
worse. Oh well, what can
you do that is summer
in Florida. We were
fishing on the lake where
we opened our season.
The water temps were a
far cry from what they
were in January, but
Missy and I did manage a
first place finish in that
tournament, so we


decided to visit the same
spot where we won first.
Fortunately, the first 15
minutes produced three
keepers, which gave us
the confidence we
needed for the rest of the
day. We moved on to
another area that was
similar to what we had
been fishing, but an area
we had never fished
before. We didn't catch
any fish there, but when
we moved out to deeper
water, we found some
vegetation and managed
a few more keepers.
Our last spot was one
on the opposite end of


the lake. Trolling along
and throwing a lipless
crankbait found us a
couple of fish out in the
middle of nowhere. After
a little investigation, we
found a slight drop-off in
the area that we assumed
was holding the fish.
Whether it was due to the
temperature of the water
below the surface or not
was hard to tell. No
matter what the reason,
we caught fish there and
caught them fast.
The one thing we did
was move; and moved
often. I constantly had us
jumping from one spot to


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August 14,2008


the next. We never let up
on the trolling motor.
When we caught a fish in
a certain area, we covered
it thoroughly for the next
15 minutes, always with
successful results. We
eliminated a lot of water,
but in that process, we
found three spots that
were very good to us.
Now the only
question is, were they
good enough for us to
make up the ground we
need to win the club
championship?
Greg Bartz is a
tournament bass fisher-
man in central Florida.


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August 14,2008 WO-14,


FWC officers stay busy


Each week the
Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission
produces a report that
summarizes the activi-
ties of their field officers
throughout the state.
This report is interest-
ing reading as it shows
the types of interactions
between FWC law
enforcement officers
and members of the
public. The report runs
several pages in length
and on the mid-July
week that I perused the
report there were
approximately 42
actions described.
These guys handle a
wide variety of situa-
tions, many of which
have little to do with
fishing law violations.
The term "game war-
den" is woefully inade-
quate when describing
the functions of these
state law enforcement
officers. For example, of
the 42 entries there
were 14 or fully one-
third that involved
drugs or alcohol while
only seven of the
incidents involved
violations of fishing
regulations. There were
a handful of hunting
incidents (there would
probably be more


hunting issues during
the fall or winter
hunting seasons), a
couple of boating
accidents, and a few
incidents involving the
illegal capture or
feeding of alligators.
Following are some of
the entries that particu-
larly caught my eye.
On Econofina Creek
in Bay County two FWC
officers came upon an
unusual scene, a vessel
was lodged in the trees
with four people
standing around
looking at it. The vessel
had failed to negotiate a
turn on the creek and
had run ashore and the
four onlookers had all
been passengers at the
time of the crash.
Nobody was hurt and
the boat was refloated.
The operator was
issued a citation, no
word on how the trees
fared.
There was a really
interesting case in
Gilchrist County
involving a bass fishing
tournament. Two
officers were tipped
about a pair of tourna-
ment anglers who were
suspected of cheating
in a weekly bass tourna-
ment on the Suwanee
River. The two officers


followed the two
tournament anglers on
the day before a tourna-
ment and witnessed the
anglers catch six bass
that they transported to
a wire fish basket. On
the next day, tourna-
ment day, the officers
used an unmarked boat
to follow the anglers
and were able to
witness them retrieving
bass from the sub-
merged basket and
placing the fish in the
boat's livewell. During
the subsequent inter-
view of the suspects by
the FWC officers the
anglers admitted that
this was not the first
time they'd done the
dirty deed, and they
had won tournament
money at least twice in
the past using the same
tactics. They are being
charged with fraud by
the State Attorney's
Office.
The only incident
reported in Charlotte
County during this
particular week
involved a suspicious
vehicle. The driver of a
pickup claimed to be
collecting scrap metal,
though this would not
explain why he drove
off-road and attempted
to conceal the truck


when the officer was
spotted nearby. The
reason the suspect tried
to hide: He was wanted
on a warrant for viola-
tion of probation for
drug possession
charges.
Here's one that will
make you cringe: An
officer responded to a
boating accident on the
Kissimmee River in
which a person was
struck in the face by an
airboat propeller.
Amazingly, the accident
victim was released
from the hospital that
same evening. Talk
about your lucky
breaks.
Not too far from
home, there was an
incident on the Peace
River in Desoto County
when a complaint came
in about a person in a
boat who was imper-
sonating an FWC officer
by pulling up to boaters
and asking to see boat
registrations or boater
ID cards. The individual
was located and during
an interview with a real
FWC officer the phony
confessed and will
likely be prosecuted by
the State Attorney's
Office.
In response to com-
plaints from members


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of the public, FWC
officers launched an
undercover operation
against Everglades
airboat tour operators
in Broward County. The
airboat operators were
feeding and/or harass-
ing alligators during
tours with passengers
aboard. Citations were
issued to the offending
operators.
These guys have an
interesting, important,
dangerous (and under-
paid) job that reaches
far beyond the "fish
cop" function that is
usually the only thing
that most of us ever get
to see. Next time you


get checked on the
water, give the officer a
"thank you."
Let's go fishing!
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and operates the King
Fisher Fleet of sightsee-
ing tour boats, deep sea
fishing charter boats
and back bay guide
boats located at Fisher-
men's Village Marina in
Punta Gorda. He can be
reached by phone at
941-639-0969 or by e-
mail at captain@
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boating or fishing
information or with
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We were packed
and ready to
go to St.
Maarten for some
fishing and to catch
some sun. But on the
day we were supposed
to leave, the weather
report showed a hurri-
cane making its way to
the island just in time
to meet us at the
airport. Not wanting to
sit in the rain for days
in our hotel room, we
decided to stay home.
Not sure what to do for
a quick vacation, we
turned on the television.
We watched a fishing
show and learned of a
guide by the name of
Eric Manuno right here
in Florida. We watched
as the men with him
caught very large redfish.
Each fish weighed at
least 30 to 40 pounds.
They were fishing at a
place called Mosquito



PLASTIC
From page 3

Last week I was
getting a fishing report
from Robert over at
Fishin' Franks when the
tarpon bite came up.
During the discussion
he told me he also
considered the Bait-
buster an old standby as
well as one of his go-to
baits this time of year.
In addition, he told me
about a swim bait from
Storm Lures that has
also been getting good
reports. So, I figured the
timing was right with
the fish right here in our
own back yard and this
was a report worth
passing along.
At first glance, the
2.5-ounce, 6.75-inch
Storm Wild Eye Live
Mullet looks huge, and
is, compared to the 1-
ounce D.O.A Trolling
Model Baitbuster.
Robert explained that
the Storm bait casts
well, tracks straight in
the water, and tends to
fall more horizontally
than just drop straight
nose down when
working the retrieve. I
did notice right away
that the bait is made
out of a very soft plastic
and is designed with a
large shad style tail.
This combination gives
the bait lots of action
and combined with the
green and silver holo-
graphic colors, the bait
does give off the same
sort of flash we see with
real mullet. Moreover,
the bait gave off some
good flash even when
worked in the dark
water of the upper
Harbor towards the end


Lagoon. We had never
heard of it. It is located
just south of Daytona
Beach on A1A.
Now if you can't go to
St. Maarten to catch fish,
the next best thing is to
go to Mosquito Lagoon
and land one of the big
redfish that reside there.
So we called the guide
and were in Daytona
four hours later.
Luckily for us, we
called him on a Tuesday
and he had no charters
for a Wednesday. Perfect!
The next morning
found us on the water
fishing with him in what
looked like a huge
shallow lake. We saw
plenty of redfish tailing,
but we were told that
those slot-sized fish were


of the day when there
wasn't sunlight to bring
out the colors.
So, for anyone who
may want to get in on
some tarpon action but
may not want to mess
with getting threadfins
or ladyfish, the swim
bait can be a fairly
simple way to spend a
few hours getting a line
wet. If you think about
it, there are four ramps
- Laishley, Ponce, the
Port Charlotte Beach
Complex and El Jobean
- that are close to the
area between Colony
Point and the 1-75
bridges where Robert
has been getting lots of
good reports.
All in all, swim baits
come in all shapes and
sizes and are one of the
baits that are good to
have on the boat
whenever you go out.
They catch fish and are
just plain easy to use;
which by the way
makes them a great bait
for the kids. It just so
happens that these two
are designed just right
for the tarpon that are
hanging out in the dark
water at the top of the
Harbor. If, by chance,
you've never taken the
time to throw a soft
plastic swim bait, stop
by one of our local
tackle shops and take a
look. There's no better
place to find someone
that'll take the time to
get you headed in the
right direction.
Capt. Mike Manis
specializes in fishing the
backcountry of Char-
lotte Harbor You can
contact Capt. Mike at
941-628-7895 or by
e-mail at flatscaptain@
comcast.net.


not what we were out to
catch. My husband Steve
was shocked that Eric
did not put us on those
perfect redfish. Nope, we
were hunting the
monsters. Then the boat
stopped. We saw some-
thing huge flash near us.
I thought it was a nurse
shark, but it was a very,
very large redfish
pushing the biggest
wake I had ever seen. It
was headed straight for
my husband's line.
Wham! The ensuing
battle seemed to take
forever, but actually it
took only 45 minutes
before the fish was to the
boat. I don't know who
was more tired, the fish
or the fisherman after
Steve pulled the monster
into the boat.
The picture says it all.
It was 52 inches long
and weighed 43 pounds.
Now that's a redfish!


After taking a few
pictures, Steve released
it back into the Lagoon
so he could catch him
on our next trip. It was
the best vacation we
ever went on. And that's
no fish tale.


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MON I ItKS
From page 7

second escape attempt. I
mean, how do you reel in a
submarine?
A helpful couple in a nearby
boat gave Todd a 30-second
ride toward the shoreline for a
photo session before we
released the fish. The lady
onboard got a wakeup call as
she leaned over the bow with
her camera. The reoxygenat-
ed goliath slapped his
massive tail against the boat
hull and nearly knocked her
in the water. Her alarmed
helmsman shouted, "Did I
hit a rock?
With assistance from
Randy at El Jobean Tackle,
Todd and Chris managed to
position the goliath grouper
at the water's edge. Then the
gaff and hook were removed
and the fish was sent on his
merry way.


Todd was still filled with
whooping adrenaline -
enough to head back and try
to help Chris and I catch
another goliath. I hooked a
baby of about 15 pounds, but
the all pier-dwelling
dinosaurs had gone to sleep.
Todd had the expected sugar
crash, so we escorted him off
the pier. I'll bet he couldn't
lift a coffee cup the next
morning.
Anyway, I am going to be
conservative and say this
goliath grouper was some-
where between 400-500
pounds Todd thinks 550.
In any case, from all
accounts (well, most
accounts), this was the
largest fish ever caught off
the El Jobean Pier. I am now
a believer in sea monsters.
Tom Johnson, the Fumbling
Fisherman, is an award-
winning outdoor humor
writer You can contact Tom
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A juvenile goliath grouper. Hard to believe
this cute little fella will grow up to be a
Volkswagen-size behemoth.


WARNING
From page 4

are dangerous threats.
Since the mimics -
scarlet king snakes and
scarlet snakes are
both more common
than coral snakes,
most "coral snakes"
killed are actually
harmless look-alikes.
Although all three
snakes have similar
coloration, the patterns
are not the same. Coral
snakes' bands start
with a black band on
the snout, while
scarlets and scarlet
kings generally have
red noses. To tell for
sure, memorize a
simple mnemonic: Red
touch yellow, kill a
fellow. The mimics
have the same band
pattern of red-black-


yellow-black, so red
and yellow bands are
never side by side.
Coral snake bands are
red-yellow-black-
yellow. If you're not too
terrified to stand still
for a moment and look,
the difference is
unmistakable.
If you see one of
these snakes, or any
other snake, leave it
alone. Don't try to kill it
- even coral snakes
are not dangerous if
you let them be. There
are no documented
cases of coral snakes
attacking unprovoked.
Once the water goes
down, the snakes will
go back into their
burrows. And if you're
frightened of snakes,
you might actually like
having coral snakes
around: Their preferred
diet is other snakes.


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Whose name should
be put on the bridge?

Kim
Cool
Let's Go!
Features Editor
kcool@venicegondolier.com

N ow that
w the price has been deter-
mined, whose name
should be put on the Ringling
Causeway Bridge next year?
This could be a great way to
raise a little money for the city,
although $200,000 doesn't even
buy many gallons of gasoline
these days. And, with the excep-
tion of some doghouse I don't
know about in some place I
have never heard of, I cannot
remember when $200,000
bought the naming rights to
anything of any importance.
According to news accounts
about the renaming of the
Ringling bridge, there were sev-
eral bills and much bumbling
involved at city and state levels,
yet not one of the people
involved seems willing to admit
accountability. This is enough
to make one lose faith in one's
elected officials.
I don't fault state legislators
because those who have never
been to Sarasota may not know
about the Ringling impact on
the city, but anyone who has
breathed the air of Sarasota for
more than five minutes should
know that no one person ever
did more for Sarasota and this
entire area than John Ringling.
(Perhaps Sarasota City commis-
sioners need not live in
Sarasota?) John Ringling not
only put the little town of
Sarasota on the map when he
brought his circus to the city,
but he cemented its fame when
he built his art museum, which
then spawned the Asolo Theatre
Company, The Sarasota Ballet of
Florida and the Sarasota Opera
either directly or indirectly in
the ensuing years.
The value of all that to Sarasota
and its residents? Priceless!
Perhaps that would be a
more appropriate price for
renaming the bridge.
To add your name to the list
of those who hope to rename
the bridge, go to
gopetition.com/petitions/john-
ringling-causeway-bridge.html.


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August 21.
St. Pete Times Forum
401 Channelside Drive, Tampa.
813-287-8844 or
www.ticketmaster.com.

DIVA AND THE ITALIAN GUY
7:30 p.m. Aug. 22 and 2 p.m. Aug. 24.
Lemon Bay Playhouse,
96 W Dearborn St., Englewood.
941-475-6756.

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.
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'. Born in England, she
was discovered by Merv Griffin and
has her own hit show 'Lisa
Williams, Life Among the Dead',
which is going into its second sea-
son on Lifetime TV.
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers.
239-481-4849
or www.bbmannpah.com.

'STEEL MAGNOLIAS'
Sept. 30 Oct. 19.
Venice Theatre
140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice.
941-488-1115.

'GOLDDIGGERS OF 1633'
Sept. 30 Nov. 22.
Golden Apple Dinner Theatre
25 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota.
941-366-5454
or www.thegoldenapple.com.

'NIGHTWATCH'
Charlotte Players
Oct. 10-12; Oct. 16-18.
This ingeniously devised thriller
builds steadily in menace and sus-
pense until the final, breath-stop-
ping moment of its unexpected
'twist ending.
Cultural Center Theatre
2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte.
941-625-4175.

NEIL DIAMOND
8 p.m. Oct. 24.
St. Pete Times Forum
401 Channelside Drive, Tampa.
813-287-8844
or www.ticketmaster.com.


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Let's Go! Page 2


August 14-15, 2008


Music of North Port
hits the road

Marie
Merchant
Let's Go! Editor
mmerchant@sun-herald.com r

North Port
groups will
be taking their music on the
road Saturday.
The North Port Summer Band
will get your toes tapping with
show tunes at Ramblers Rest at
1:30 p.m. Friday.
Ramblers Rest is located at
1300 N. River Road, Venice.
There is a $3 donation at the
door.
For more information call
941-426-1533.
000
The North Port Choraliers are
bringing "Friday Nite Live" to
MacDonald Hall at the First
Presbyterian Church of Port
Charlotte at 7 p.m. Friday.
The 20-person group will sing
songs from classical music to
Broadway hits.
There will be specialty coffees
and baked goodies for a
donation of $5.
MacDonald Hall is located
at 2230 Hariet Street.
For more information, call
941-423-7335.

Markyour calendar for Aug. 28.
The newWhalley Stage at
Laishley Park in Punta Gorda
will be dedicated at 5:45 p.m.
Food will be available at 5 p.m.
Jim Morris and The Big
Bamboo Band will be in
concert from 6 p.m. 8 p.m.
For more information, call
941-505-1915.

LET'S GO! INFO

Publisher
David Dunn-Rankin
Let's Go! Editor
Marie Merchant
Phone: 941-206-1145
E-mail: letsgo@sun-herald.com
Fax: 941-629-2085
Mail: 23170 Harborview Road,
Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980
Let's Go! Web site:
www.sun-herald.com/letsgo
Please submit information at least
two weeks before the event.
To send items for the calendar, lease
include the time location, cost of tickets
and where to get them and a
number to call for more information.






COVER STORY
August 14-15, 2008


Southwest Florida Museum of

History features 'Visions of Florida

- A Clyde Butcher Retrospective'


Let's Go! Page 3


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Works by Clyde Butcher, the
photographer known for
mucking about in swamps,
will be the feature attraction at
Fort Myers' Southwest Florida
Museum of History.
Sometimes compared to
Ansel Adams who also worked
in black and white, Butcher is
as well known for the size of
his photos, which he prints at
his studio in Venice with the
aid of enlargers he built him-
self for the purpose of printing
his mammoth studies of
nature especially the
Everglades.
"Visions of Florida A
Clyde Butcher Retrospective,"
will feature 30 to 40 black and
white silver gelatin original

CALENDAR EXTRA

Coast Guard Auxiliary
Kids Safety Day
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Flotilla 98 will hold a Kids Safety
Day starting at 10 a.m. Aug. 30 to
promote boating safety and
teach parents and children the
importance of wearing a proper-
ly fitted life jacket.
A display will be set up in the
Regal Cinema court area of the
Port Charlotte Town Center mall
at 1441 Tamiami Trail.
Auxiliarists from Charlotte
Harbor, North Port and Cape
Coral will also participate. The
display will include several dif-
ferent types of life jackets, from
infant size to adult size (inflata-
bles and noninflatables), and
will include instruction on how
to properly fit life jackets to the
size of the individual. A special
appearance by the remote-con-
trolled boat named "Coastie"
will be there to talk to the kids.
Call 941-637-1975 for more
information.


photos and giclees assembled
strictly for this special show.
They will remain on display at
the museum through Oct. 31.
Most of the photos were taken
in Florida, but the show will
contain some images from his
America the Beautiful collec-
tion.
Since moving from
California to Florida, where he
also began to concentrate on
black and white photography
and to build his special enlarg-
ers, Butcher has developed a
national reputation and fol-
lowing.
Studio tours in Venice are
always packed when they
occur. Through the use of con-
tinuous running DVDs, visitors
to this show will be able to see
what happens from the origi-


nal photo in the wild to the
printing. Also on DVD will be
other works.
The museum also will dis-
play some of Butchers' large-
format photographic equip-
ment.
The museum store will offer
a variety of Butcher merchan-
dise for sale, including his
books, individual photos and
other items.
Information will be avail-
able about Butcher's
September swamp walk,
which sells out year after year.
This year's annual trip
through the Everglades will be
Aug. 30-Sept. 1. For informa-
tion or reservations for the
walk, visit www.clydebutch-
er.com or call his studio in
Venice at 941-486-0811. The


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Clyde Butcher with one of his large format cameras, deep into
Brother's Creek in Florida.


studio is on Warfield Avenue.
Oct. 8, Butcher will be the
featured author in the muse-
um's new series of presenta-
tions of Florida authors.
The museum is at 2300 Peck


St., Fort Myers. It is open
Tuesday through Saturday,
from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
For information visit
www.cityftmyers.com/museum
or call 239-332-5955.


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Sunday, August 17, 1-4P.M.
Hyatt Sarasota Grand Ballroom
join the area's premiere wedding & event organization
for our 8th annual Bridal Show


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ENTERTAINMENT
Mon. HOSPITALITY NIGHT with "Maybe" at the piano.
Happy Hour 5pm-7pm
Tues. TROPICAL NIGHT with "Maybe" at the piano. Happy
Hour 5pm-7pm with our featured Island cocktails.
Wed. BOARD GAMES & BLUES NIGHT 6pm-10pm, with Jimmi
Banks on guitar. Wear blue & receive half off drinks.
Join us in one of our tournaments.
Thurs. BLACK HAT NIGHT 6pm-10pm, with Mark Dupuy on
instrumentals. Wear a black hat & receive half off drinks.
Fri. HAPPY HOUR 5pm-7pm, with "Maybe" at the piano.
Also enjoy Live Jazz & Blues 7pm-1 1pm with our staff
preparing our late night menu, tableside.
Sat. "Maybe" at the piano. Live Jazz & Blues with our late
night menu prepared tableside. Also, look for our Wine
& Cheese Fondue feature of the evening.
Sun. Sangria Sunday. Enjoy housemade Sangria & Bloody
Mary's, Mimosa's, Well Cocktails, Beer & House Wine at
half price all day long.


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ENTERTAINMENT
Let's Go! Page 4


August 14-15, 2008


'The Two Heavy Crew' starring Al Holland and Tim Goodman


By TEDDI THOSATH
SUN CORRESPONDENT
Tim Goodman and Al
Holland started attracting
crowds for their duo when
members of their band took
vacations. The two worldwide
musicians are bringing their
act for the third time to Visani
on Tuesday night with "The
Two Heavy Crew" show, enter-
taining the audience with
music, dancing, and trivia pro-
vided by host Jeff Collins.
"It's great music, great enter-
tainment and a lot of fun,"
Collins, the morning DJ from
1580 am onWCCF and known
as "The Golden Hippo," said.
"It's second to none in
entertainment. I start off with
some trivia, we give away some
tickets and it's just fun."
"You're going to hear some
good music, have a good time,
and eat some good food,"
Goodman said. "And we'll
open it up for dancing after the
first set."
Goodman, whose family
heritage has been in some sort
of show business for the past
three generations, knew he
wanted to be a musician since
he was 5.


What: "The Two Heavy Crew" Show.
Where: Visani Dinner Theater
featuring Al Holland and
Tim Goodman with guest
MC Jeff Collins from WCCF 1580.
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday with dinner
served from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m.
Where: Visani, 23490 Spencer
Court, Port Charlotte.
Tickets: $8 per person
Info: 941-629-9191
or www.visani.net.

"I remember specifically in
first grade I knew I wanted to
do music as my livelihood and
profession and also as my
hobby," Goodman said.
"I'm very lucky."
Goodman added that both
he and Holland have per-
formed all over the world
throughout their musical
careers.
Goodman, who does
keyboard and vocals, has spent
more than 35 years on the road
and in the recording studio
as a musician and arranger.
The night will begin with
trivia provided by Collins, and
then music by the two per-
formers. Throughout the show
the host, who has done shows


from Boston to Vegas, will do
more trivia, giving away prizes
such as lottery tickets and
show tickets.
Holland has performed all
over the world with The
Platters and now lives in the
area performing shows
around Southwest Florida.
Holland "fell into the
career," he said, because his
music teacher mother would
bring home instruments and
he'd pick them up. The Cape
Coral resident said he tries to
perform with Goodman for
the Visani shows whenever
their schedules allow.
While this is their third
show at Visani, Goodman
said they will have new
material and a new act
for the audience.
"We try to do something
different each time, but do do
some of the original stuff," he
said. "You'll be hearing the
new stuff in the first act. We'll
open it up for more dancing
after the first set too."
"The audience should
expect the unexpected,"
Holland said about the show.
"We have a plan, between
Tim and I, but it's all about


the audiences. There will be
some great singing, some
music, some funny trivia,
and just a fun time."
The three-hour show
begins at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at
Visani, 23490 Spencer Court,
Port Charlotte. Dinner is
served at the restaurant from
4 p.m. until, 10 p.m., and the
dance floor will be open.


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Tickets for the show are
$8 per person.
For more information about
the show or Visani call
941-629-9191 or www.visani.net.
For more information about
Tim Goodman or to hear
some of his music, visit
www.timgoodmanmusic.com.
For more information aboutAl
Holland, visit www.alhmusic.com.


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You're Invited to the
American Cancer Society
Cattle Barons' Ball
First Annual Pre-Party Event

Thursday, August 21, 2008
6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.

Bin 82
258 West Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda
$25.00/couple
$12.00/single


PHOTOS PROVIDED
The Two Heavy Crew starring: Al Holland (left) and Tim Goodman (right) with host and master of trivia: Jeff
Collins, "The Golden Hippo" (morning DJ from 1580 am WCCF) comes to Visani Dinner Theater, 23490
Spencer Court, Port Charlotte at 7 p.m. Tuesday.


All proceeds benefit the
American Cancer Society

Admission Includes:
access to the VIP area where heavy appetizers will be served
and a discounted wine and beer menu will be available;
12 free-chance drawing tickets for a $100 wine package
donated by Nick Nemec of Bin 82; and live entertainment.

Tickets for the 2008 Cattle Barons' Ball will be available for a
reduced price of $80.00 per ticket.

Packages for the event's silent auction will be on display.

Please confirm your attendance by
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Terri Huff
941.627.3000, ext. 117

Pre-Party Event Sponsored by Bin 82

Print Media Sponsor:
Charlotte Sun

Gold Sponsor:
Fawcett Memorial Hospital






ENTERTAINMENT
August 14-15, 2008


Let's Go! Page 5


Banyan's 'Clean House' makes clean sweep of summer season


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Sara Ruhl's "The Clean
House" was a tidy way to com-
plete the Banyan Theater
Company's seventh season.
Douglas Jones' directing,
coupled with a strong cast and
beautifully written script
resulted in one of the most
enjoyable evenings in theater
this summer.
Nearly stealing the show was
Karina Barros as Matilde, a
Portuguese-speaking maid

CALENDAR EXTRAS

Charlotte Symphony
Orchestra celebrates
30 years
Charlotte Symphony
Orchestra's Maestra and Music
Director, Janita Hauk has
announced the 2008-09 concert
series, celebrating the orchestra's
30th year of presenting
symphonic music in
Charlotte County.
This Diamond Anniversary
series will feature seven concerts
including the annual Holiday
Magic pops concert and a spe-
cial appearance by world-
renowned flutist Lady Jeanne
Galway. Individual concert and
season series tickets may be pur-
chased by calling 941-625-5996,
Visa and MasterCard accepted.
Performances will be held on
Sunday evenings at the Center
for Performing Arts & Education
Center, 701 Carmalita St.,
Punta Gorda.
Nov. 16, "Czech it Out!"
Jodi DeSalvo, piano.
Dec. 7, "Holiday Magic,"
Nat Chandler, vocalist
Jan. 25, CSO's Greatest Hits,'
James Zhang, violin and
Joe Spinella, tenor.
Feb. 15, 'Rule Britannia,'
Adam Satinsky, cello.
March 1, "The Streisand
Songbook," Valerie Sneade,
vocalist.
March 22, "Celebrating
Women," Lady Jeanne Galway,
flute.
April 5, "Bridge to


who really wants to be a
comedian like her recently
deceased parents, played by
Robert Herrle and Ann
Morrison. Seva Anthony por-
trays Lane, a successful doctor,
married to a successful surgeon,
who is also played by Herrle.
Lane's bedside manner seems to
be reserved only for her patients
and certainly not for the maid
or her sister Virginia, played by
Geraldine Librandi, or even her
husband Charles.
The clever set by James


Romanticism," George
Catandella, piano.

Hurricane Run 5K
The fourth annual Hurricane
Run 5K has been announced
for Saturday. The Charlotte
County Parks, Recreation and
Cultural Resources
Department is now taking reg-
istrations. The run will take
place at the North Charlotte
Regional Park at 7:30 a.m. The
registration fee is $20.
All participants will receive a
goody bag including a T-shirt.


Florek manages to be both the
all-white living room of a fine
house and the balcony of a
tiny, sparsely furnished home
by the sea.
Those who enjoy a good
ghost story should enjoy the
vignettes of Mathilde's parents
in Brazil. Those who don't can
consider the vignettes as mul-
tiple looks into her memory
bank. Sur titles such as those
employed by the Sarasota
Opera, also help, especially
when the Portuguese flies.


Awards will be presented to the
top three male and female per-
formers in the following age
groups 9 and under, 10-14,
15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34,
35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54,
55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74,
75-79 and 80 and up.
Refreshments including
fruit, water and breakfast bars
will be provided following the
race. Fliers and registration
forms can be picked up at any
Charlotte County recreation
facility.
For more information, call
941-743-2425.


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Sat & Sun. w/purchase of regular
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Barros is as stunning as she is
funny and uses her body well
whether seating herself in one
of those white chairs or walk-
ing on and off the stage. To tell
you any more of what she does
would spoil your fun.
Morrison and Herrle do
double duty as mimes for part
of the play and as speaking
actors for part of the play.
Morrison brings us nearly to
tears yet also manages to have
us nearly "die laughing."
Throw in some sibling rival-



Family Day fundraiser
The Denise Amber Lee
Foundation is presenting a
"Family Fun Day" fundraiser
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The event will be held at Dallas
White Park, 5900 Greenwood
Ave., North Port. There will be
games, food, crafts and music.


ry, the "other woman," betray-
al and a few fetishes or three
and then stir gently for a
delightful summer theatrical
dessert.
"The Clean House" contin-
ues through Aug. 24 in the
Cook Theatre at the Florida
State University Center for the
Performing Arts, 5555 North
Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. For
tickets, call the box office at
941-552-1032. For informa-
tion, visit www.banyantheater-
company.com.


Children's Safety awareness and
family fun will be provided by
the North Port Police
Department, the North Port Fire
Department and the Blood
Bank. If you would like to be a
part of this event, contact
jenn@deniseamberlee.org. Visit
www.deniseamberlee.org for
more information.


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Harrison Funk photograph exhibit comes to Delray Beach


By MICHELLE BROWN
KALIAH COMMUNICATIONS INC.
Harrison Funk, famed
celebrity photographer who
has photographed everyone
from Bono to David Bowie to
Michael Jackson to Amy
Winehouse, will be showing
his work at the Palm Beach
Photographic Centre in
Delray Beach from Aug. 14
through Nov. 15.
The exhibition, "Packaging
the Music," will feature
Funk's contemporary and
historical images from labels
such as Sony, Motown, and
Warner Records, as well as
many periodicals. Funk has
selected more than 50 of his
original photographs -
from album covers to
posters used in market-
ing, merchandising and pro-
motion of music's icons.
Talking with Funk is like
strolling the aisles of a vin-
tage LP store, while listening
to current iTunes.
"I've shot Bono, Michael
Jackson, The Red Hot Chili
Peppers, Amy Winehouse
and Ice-T during my career,
bridging the generation
gap of the music industry,"
Funk said.
Funk has selected more
than 50 of his original
photographs from album
covers to posters used in
marketing, merchandising
and promotion of music's
icons.
The opening reception for
"Packaging the Music" will
be held 6:30-8:30 p.m.
August 22 at the Centre,
55 N.E. Second Ave. in
Delray Beach, and is open
to the public. The event will
feature a live performance
by Here II Here, a world
music/Latin band out of
Miami that Funk discovered
and whose images are
included in the exhibit.


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Bono Portrait, New Jersey 1987.

Show details
For "Packaging the Music,"
Funk specifically chose pho-
tographs that were used to
make a statement about the
music in order to market the
musician and the band.
Following are Funk's memo-
ries about some of the exhib-
it's photos:
The Red Hot Chili Peppers
in war paint: "I took an edito-
rial shot for Rolling Stone's
(magazine) for 'Random
Notes' in the mid-1980s. I
believe the photo is of the
original incarnation of the
band backstage at the Ritz in
NewYork. They knew (the
shoot) was happening, and
that they were going to be in
war paint on stage. It was just
them being fun; they were
cooperative, very cool and
completely uninhibited."
Bono's portrait, sans glass-
es: "I don't think I've ever
seen another portrait of
Bono without his shades. We
were back stage at the
Amnesty International con-
cert at Giants' Stadium in
the Meadowlands, NJ. He
was sitting for me, looking
over to talk to someone else.
He took his glasses off, and I
liked that he was looking off


David Bowie The Making of
Labyrinth,Atlantic Studios, NewYork,
N.Y. 1986.

to the side."
Michael Jackson: "Michael
changed the face of the
industry by creating through
collaboration. It was very
interesting to see the con-
glomeration of people he
brought together because of
his music. Having been
around the world with him
(as his photographer during
the 1980s-90s), I saw audi-
ences that didn't even speak
the same language express
how much they loved him. He
is one of the most amazingly
talented people I've had the
opportunity to work with, and
he has transcended all styles
of music. A homage to
Michael will definitely be in
the show."
Born in NewYork, Funk
shot his first professional
assignment at 17. Beginning
in news and sports, his career
later turned towards fashion,
entertainment and advertis-
ing and has allowed him to
work in still photography, and
as a director of music videos
and film. Respected media
outlets, such as LIFE, Time,
Newsweek and USA Today,
have featured his work, and
his subjects have ranged from
rock 'n' roll legend David


Bowie to rap founders Grand
Master Flash and the Sugar
Hill Gang.
He has served as Executive
Vice President and Creative
Director of Outwest Records,
an independent record label,
and Creative Director of
London-based Blink
Magazine. Funk has lectured
in the U.S. and Europe and

taught classes on photogra-
phy, most recently at the
Palm Beach Photographic
Centre.

About the Palm Beach
Photographic Centre:
The Palm Beach
Photographic Centre is a non-
profit visual arts organization
founded 20 years ago by Art
and Fatima NeJame. The
Centre is dedicated to the
enrichment of life through
exhibitions, community pro-
grams, workshops and educa-
tional activities that promote
the arts of photography and
digital imaging. The centre is
open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday-Saturday. Admission
to the galleries is $3.

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Boating safety courses 'Hook Kids on Fishing'


The Coast Guard Auxiliary will
be offering two Boating Safety
classes to the public. The first
one will begin at 6:30 p.m. Aug.
13 and run for two weeks on
Wednesday and Friday. The sec-
ond class will be at 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 8 and run for two weeks on
Monday and Wednesday. Both
classes will be held at the Coast
Guard Auxiliary building at 7030
Chancellor Blvd. in North Port.
Upon successful completion
of the program, which includes
a test, the participant will
receive a certificate from the
Coast Guard Auxiliary and a
"Boating Safety education ID
Card" from the state of Florida.
All boaters under the age of 22
must have a Boating Safety Card
to legally drive a boat in Florida.
The cost is $45 and includes
course materials. For registra-
tion, call 941-627-3837 or
ebasf56@embarqmail.com.


program
Capt. Rodney Smith under-
stands kids and fishing. Being
involved in Florida's fishing com-
munity since childhood, he is
also a longtime fishing guide and
father of four kids; Rodney has
had his share of family fishing
experiences.
On Sept. 13, Fishermen's
Village will hold a free "Hook
Kids on Fishing" program at the
Fishermen's Village Waterfront
Mall Resort & Marina's docks
from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., in con-
junction with volunteers from
the Coastal Angler Magazine,
Anglers For Conservation,
Florida Outdoor Writers
Association, the Florida Guides
Association, and other
community-minded groups
and volunteers.
Each of the first 100 children
6 to 16 years old attending the
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call Kingfisher Fleet at
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Extension Service at 941-764-4347
Charlotte Extension.
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Hard Rock Casino Trip
The St. Maximilian Catholic
Church KOC Ladies Auxiliary is
sponsoring a casino trip to the
Hard Rock Casino in Tampa.
The bus will leave at 10 a.m.
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Tour Ca d'Zan with iPod


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
The John and Mable
Ringling Museum of Art has
introduced its second iPod
tour.
In May 2007, the museum
offered iPod tours of the art
museum's permanent collec-
tion as displayed within the 21
galleries of the main building.
Enhanced by music from the
Ringling Steinway in the Great
Hall, the iPod audio tour was
designed to give visitors a look
at glorious pre-Depression
days when the museum and
Ringling winter home were
built along Sarasota Bay.
Character voices enhance the
experience for tour-goers as
they meander along the 23-
stop route that covers the first


floor and gardens of the for-
mer winter home of the
Ringlings. The complete tour
takes 45 minutes although
tour-goers can choose to stay
a bit longer at some stops and
to skip others entirely. There
also are high-resolution
images on the iPods.
Museum Director John
Wetenhall greets visitors at the
beginning of the iPod tour.
Ron McCarty, the "Keeper of
Ca d'Zan" for some 26 years,
also provides comments on
the Ipod, as does the muse-
um's assistant curator of
European Art, Alexandra Libby.
McCarty knows the historic
house as well as if it were his
own. McCarty has been known
to personally change light
bulbs in the dining room's
chandeliers, out of concern


that a bulb might drop on
the valuable table and mar
its surface.
IPod listeners will learn
about the design of the
Venetian gothic mansion and
about the design details incor-
porated into both the exterior
and the interior of the house,
which was designed from pho-
tographs and postcards gath-
ered by the Ringlings on many
trips to Europe.
The tour ends outside, with
stops on the terrace where
Mable Ringling entertained
guests at tea dances and finally
at Mable's Secret Garden.
Both the museum and Ca
d'Zan tours are available on
one iPod. The cost is $5 per
person with regular admission
and $4 per person for museum
members. Earphones are dis-


posable. Return the iPods to
the Visitor's Pavilion at the
end of the tour.
Admission to the museum
and grounds, including Ca
d'Zan and the Circus Museum,
plus the original Historic Asolo
Theater, is $19 per person for
adults, $16 per person for
seniors 65 and older, and $6


for children 6-17. Admission
is free for children 5 and u
under when accompanied
by an adult and for museum
members.
The museum is at 5401 Bay
Shore Road, Sarasota. For
information, visit www.rin-
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Beach storytelling
The Englewood Charlotte
Public Library would like to
invite the public to join staff
under the "Library Umbrella"
to listen to fun and education-
al stories. This program will be
at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays,
Aug. 14, 21 and 28, and is
designed for children ages
2 and up, accompanied by an
adult. The group can be found
behind the playground on
Englewood Beach. This pro-
gram is free and open to the
public. Registrations are not
needed. For more information,
call 941-474-1881 or visit
www.CharlotteCountyFL.com.

Student Art Show
The North Port Art Center,
5950 Sam Shapos Way, 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
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paintings and fiber art of Louise
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Brideshead Revisited (PG-13) B The Last Mistress (NR)


The memoirs of Capt. Charles Ryder reveal
interesting details of living at Brideshead
Castle. 1 hr. 40 mins.
Burns Court: 1:45, 5, 8
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 10 a.m.,
1, 4:05, 7,10:05
Merchants Crossing: 10:40 a.m., 1;40,
4:50, 7:50, 10:45 Fri-Sat; 10:40 a.m., 1;40,
4:50, 7:50 Sun
Town Center 16: 1:25, 4:30, 7:40, 10:40

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 a.m., 1:15, 4:45,
6:30, 8, 9:45 Fri-Sat; 10 a.m., 1:15, 4:45,
6:30,8 Sun
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium:
10:30 a.m., 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30
Hollywood 20: 12:30, 1:10, 3:55, 4:40,
7:10,8:10,10:25, 11:40 Fri-Sat; 12:30,
1:10, 3:55, 4:40, 7:10, 8:10, 10:25 Sun
Merchants Crossing: 10:30 a.m., 1:50,
4:05, 5:05, 7:20, 8:20, 10:35 Fri-Sat; 10:30
a.m., 1:50, 4:05, 5:05, 7:20 Sun
Town Center 16: 1, 1:35, 4:15, 4:55, 7:30,
8:10, 10:45

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
misunderstood, 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. 1 hr. 32 mins.
Hollywood 20: 12:25,3:45, 6:50, 9:20,
11:45 Fri-Sat; 12:25, 3:45, 6:50, 9:20 Sun
Merchants Crossing: 11:20 a.m., 6:30,
9:15 Fri-Sat; 11:20 a.m., 6:30 Sun
Town Center 16: 7:05,9:40

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. The
adventurers 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: 10:15 a.m., 12:45,
3:15, 5:40, 8:05, 10:35 Fri-Sat; 10:15 a.m.,
12:45,3:15, 5:40, 8:05 Sun
Hollywood 20: 11:45 a.m., 2:10, 4:30,
7:05,9:25, 11:50 Fri-Sat; 11:45 a.m., 2:10,
4:30, 7:05, 9:25 Sun
Merchants Crossing: 10:35 a.m., 4:55,
9:55 Fri-Sat; 10:35 a.m., 4:55 Sun
Town Center 16: 1:10, 4:10


Controversial director Catherine N EW
Breillat delivers her most ambi-
tious film yet.Adapted from the novel by Jules
Barbey d'Aurevilly, the film is set in 19th-centu-
ry France, when the world was a seemingly
much more innocent place. Underneath the
surface, however, lurk infidelities and other
dark secrets. Ryno de Marigny (Fu'ad Ait
Aattou) is about to marry the beautiful and
sweet Hermangarde (Roxane Mesquida). He is
so devoted to her that he has decided to
make a clean break from his ongoing affair
with the tempestuous Vellini (Asia Argento).
One day, Hermangarde's grandmother, the
Comtesse d'Artelles (Yolande Moreau), con-
vinces Ryno to tell of his affair with Vellini,
which he does. By the end of his story, even
she is concerned that he is in too deep with
Vellini and that the couple's torrid romance will
continue. Nonetheless, Ryno and Hermangarde
get married, but Vellini's lure proves too strong
a temptation.
Burns Court: 2, 5:15, 7:45

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: 10:45 a.m., 1:30, 4:15,
7:05,10 Fri-Sat; 10:45 a.m., 1:30, 4:15, 7:05 Sun
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium:
10:10 a.m., 12:30,2:45,5:05, 8,10:15
Hollywood 20: 11:45 a.m., 2:20, 4:50,
7:35, 10:15, 12:50 a.m., Fri-Sat; 11:45 a.m.,
2:20, 4:50, 7:35, 10:15 Sun
Merchants Crossing: 10:10 a.m., 12:45,
4:15,6:50,9:35 Fri-Sat; 10:10 a.m., 12:45,
4:15, 6:50 Sun
Town Center 16: 2:10, 4:50, 7:25, 10

Mirrors (R)
An ex-cop (Kiefer Sutherland) NEW
becomes a night security guard at
a long-closed department store that was rav-
aged by fire. He discovers that the store's mir-
rors harbor a horrific secret that threatens him
and his family.
AMC Sarasota 12: 11:30 a.m., 2:15, 5:30,
8:15,10:45 Fri-Sat; 11:30 a.m., 2:15, 5:30,
8:15 Sun
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium:
10:05 a.m., 12:20,2:50,5:10, 7:40, 10:05
Hollywood 20: 11:50 a.m., 2:25, 5, 7:40,
10:20, 12:55 a.m., Fri-Sat; 11:50 a.m., 2:25,
5, 7:40, 10:20 Sun
Merchants Crossing: 11 a.m., 1:45, 4:45,
7:30, 10:15 Fri-Sat; 11 a.m., 1:45, 4:45,
7:30 Sun
Town Center 16: 1:40, 5:05, 8, 10:35

The Mummy: Tomb of the
Dragon Emperor (PG-13) C
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


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Himalayas. 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. China's ruth-
less 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., 1:40, 4:20,
7:15, 9:55 Fri-Sat; 10:30 a.m., 1:40, 4:20,
7:15 Sun
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 11:15
a.mm., 2, 4:45, 7:15, 9:55
Hollywood 20: 12:45, 4:35, 7:45, 10:45
Merchants Crossing: 10:55 a.m., 1:35,
4:10, 7:25, 10:05 Fri-Sat; 10:55 a.m., 1:35,
4:10, 7:25 Sun
Town Center 16: 1:55, 4:45, 7:20, 10:15

Pineapple Express (R) B
Stoner Dale Denton's (Seth Rogen) enjoy-
ment of a rare strain of marijuana may prove
fatal when he drops his roach in a panic after
witnessing a murder. Upon learning that the
fancy weed can be traced back to them, Dale
and his dealer (James Franco) go on the lam,
with a dangerous drug lord (Gary Cole) and
crooked cop (Rosie Perez) hot on their heels.
1 hr. 45 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:50 a.m., 1:45, 5:05,
7:50, 10:40 Fri-Sat; 10:50 a.m., 1:45, 5:05,
7:50 Sun
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium:
10:20 a.m., 12:40, 2:55, 5:15, 8:10, 10:25
Hollywood 20: 11:55 a.m., 12:55,2:35,
4:05,5:15, 7:25, 7:55, 10:05,10:35, 12:40
a.m., Fri-Sat; 1:55 a.m., 12:55, 2:35, 4:05,
5:15, 7:25, 7:55, 10:05, 10:35 Sun
Merchants Crossing: 11:30 a.m., 2:15,
5:15,8, 10:40 Fri-Sat; 11:30 a.m., 2:15,
5:15, 8 Sun
Town Center 16: 1:05, 4:20, 7:15, 7:45,
9:50, 10:20

The Sisterhood of the
Traveling Pants 2 (PG-13) B+
It's three years later, and Tibby (Amber
Tamblyn) and her three lifelong friends
embark on separate paths for their first y
ear of college and the summer beyond.
1 hr. 57 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:20 a.m., 1:05,
4:10, 7, 9:50 Fri-Sat; 10:20 a.m., 1:05,
4:10, 7 Sun
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium:
10:10 a.m., 12:50, 4:10, 7:10, 9:40
Hollywood 20: 12:40, 3:40, 7:15, 10,
12:45 a.m., Fri-Sat; 12:40, 3:40, 7:15,
10 Sun
Merchants Crossing: 10:20 a.m., 1:15,
4:40, 7:35, 10:20 Fri-Sat; 10:20 a.m., 1:15,
4:40, 7:35 Sun
Town Center 16: 1:50, 4, 7:05, 10:05

Space Chimps (G) C
Two NASA chimps are sent to a galaxy
far, far away. One chimp has 'The Right
Stuff, and the other, a good natured goof-
ball, has 'The Wrong Stuff.' The two chimps


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


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: 11 a.m., 1:35, 3:45
Merchants Crossing: 1:55, 4:20

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (PG)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars NEW
showcases an entirely new look
and feel to the galaxy far, far away-com-
bining the expansive scope of the Star
Wars Saga with state-of-the-art computer-
generated animation. On the front lines of
an intergalactic struggle between good
and evil, fans young and old will join such
favorite characters as Anakin Skywalker,
Obi-Wan Kenobi and Padm6 Amidala,
along with brand-new heroes like Anakin's
padawan learner, Ahsoka. Sinister vil-
lains-led by Palpatine, Count Dooku and
General Grievous-are poised to rule the
galaxy. Stakes are high, and the fate of
the Star Wars universe rests in the hands
of the daring Jedi Knights. 1 hr. 30 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:05 a.m., 12:30,
3, 5:25, 7:55, 10:15 Fri-Sat; 10:05 a.m.,
12:30, 3, 5:25, 7:55 Sun
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium:
10:45 a.m., 12:55, 3:10, 5:25, 7:35, 9:45
Hollywood 20: Noon, 1, 2:30, 4, 5:10,
7:20, 7:50, 10, 10:30, 12:30 a.m., Fri-
Sat; Noon, 1, 2:30, 4, 5:10, 7:20, 7:50,
10, 10:30, Sun
Merchants Crossing: 10:45 a.m., 1:30,
4:30, 7:15, 9:45 Fri-Sat; 10:45 a.m., 1:30,
4:30, 7:15 Sun
Town Center 16: 2:15, 5, 7:55, 10:25

Step Brothers (R) C+
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 narcissism pull the new
family apart, forcing them to work together
to reunite their parents. 1 hr. 35 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:10 a.m., 12:25,
2:45, 5:20, 7:40, 10:20 Fri-Sat;
10:10 a.m., 12:25, 2:45, 5:20, 7:40 Sun
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium:
11:05 a.m., 1:15, 3:30, 5:45, 8:05, 10:20
Hollywood 20: 12:20, 2:55, 5:20, 8:05,
10:25
Merchants Crossing: 11:10 a.m., 2:30,
5:10, 7:55, 10:25 Fri-Sat; 11:10 a.m.,
2:30, 5:10, 7:55 Sun
Town Center 16: 2:05, 4:40, 7:10, 9:55

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she accidentally sets off a chain of events
which culminates in the election coming
down to one vote.., her dad's.
AMC Sarasota 12: 4:30, 7:30, 10:25
Fri-Sat; 4:30, 7:30 Sun
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 5:20,
7:40,10:10
Hollywood 20: 12:35,3:50, 6:55, 9:45,
12:35 a.m., Fri-Sat; 12:35,3:50, 6:55,
9:45 Sun
Merchants Crossing: 12:55, 7:10
Town Center 16: 1:20, 4:05, 7:50, 10:35

Tropic Thunder (R)
Tugg Speedman (Ben Stiller), NEW
pampered action superstar, sets
out for Southeast Asia to take part in the
biggest, most-expensive war movie pro-
duced. But soon after filming begins, he and
his co-stars, Oscar-winner Kirk Lazarus
(Robert Downey), comic Jeff Portnoy (Jack
Black) and the rest of the crew, must
become real soldiers when fighting breaks
out in that part of the jungle. 1 hr. 46 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 11:15 a.m., 2, 5,
7:45, 10:30 Fri-Sat; 11:15 a.m., 2, 5,
7:45 Sun
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium:
10:15 a.m., 12:30, 2:50, 5:05, 7:45, 10
Hollywood 20: 11:40 a.m., 12:10, 2:15,
2:45, 4:55, 5:25, 7:30, 8, 10:10, 10:40,
12:45 a.m., Fri-Sat; 11:40 a.m., 12:10,
2:15, 2:45, 4:55, 5:25, 7:30, 8, 10:10,
10:40 Sun
Merchants Crossing: 10:15 a.m.,
11:15 a.m., 1, 2, 4, 5, 6:45, 7:45, 9:30,
10:30 Fri-Sat; 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1,
2, 4, 5, 6:45, 7:45 Sun
Town Center 16: 1:30, 2, 4:35, 5:10,
7:35, 8:05, 10:10, 10:40

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (PG-13)
Vicky and Cristina, these two N EW
young Americans spend a sum-
mer in Spain and meet a flamboyant artist
and his beautiful but insane ex-wife. Vicky is
straight-laced and about to be married.
Cristina is a sexually adventurous free spirit.
When they all become amorously entangled,
both comedic and harrowing results ensue.
1 hr. 36 mins.
Hollywood 20: 12:15, 2:50, 5:15, 7:35,
9:55, 12:15 a.m., Fri-Sat; 12:15, 2:50,
5:15, 7:35, 9:55 Sun
Merchants Crossing: 10:50 a.m., 1:20,
4:25, 7:40, 10 Fri-Sat; 10:50 a.m., 1:20,
4:25, 7:40 Sun
Town Center 16: 1:15, 3:55, 7:20, 9:45

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 dis-
cover what he was meant for.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:25 a.m., 1:10
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium:
10:45 a.m., 1:10, 3:10
Hollywood 20: 12:50, 4:10, 7
Merchants Crossing: 10 a.m., 12:30
Town Center 16: 1:45. 4:25





ENTERTAINMENT
Let's Go! Page 12


August 14-15, 2008


Opera audition application deadline is Friday


By RICHARD RUSSELL
SARASOTA OPERA
Sarasota Opera will hold
auditions for its Apprentice
Artists Program in Sarasota
from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 17
at the Sarasota Opera House,
61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota.
This program seeks singers
who are serious about having
careers as soloists in opera
and desire further develop-
ment in their craft. Applicants

CALENDAR EXTRAS

Kids Night Out
at the YMCA
Charlotte County Family
YMCA is hosting "Kids Night
Out" from 6:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m.
Friday and Aug. 29 for children
in grades K-5 at the Charlotte
County Family YMCA, Franz
Ross Park Branch, 19333
Quesada Ave., Port Charlotte.
Children will enjoy the game
room, swimming, active games
and popcorn and a movie.
The cost is $10 for Y-members
and $15 for nonmembers.
Reservations are required.
For reservations or more
information, call 941-629-9622,
ext. 106 or
dquail@charlottecountyymca.com.

United Dirt Late Model
Challenge Series
United Dirt Late Model
Challenge Series Saturday at the
Charlotte County Motorsports
Park, Piper Road in Punta Gorda.
The dirt meets the asphalt in the
"Battle on the Blacktop." The top
Dirt model racers in the south
take on the Charlotte County
Motorsports park. For more
information, call 941-575-7223.

Bridesmaids' Bash
The Make-A-Wish Foundation
of Central and Northern
Florida/Suncoast Region
announces the first Bridesmaids'
Bash to be held from 8 p.m. to
midnight Saturday at the Hyatt
Regency at 1000 Boulevard of


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 partici-
pate the entire time.
Apprentices will receive $400
per week, housing and
roundtrip airfare to/from


the Arts in Sarasota.
Ladies, make good on the
promise to wear that dress
again! It's the perfect time to
sport the Pepto-pink taffeta
number with the giant bow for
the "Once Was Enough" award.
Guys, don't miss out on the
"Terrible Tux" contest and show
off the cummerbund that keeps
on giving. The Bridesmaids'
Bash will coincide with the
Weddings of Sarasota Annual
Bridal Show to be held Aug. 17
at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota.
Members of Weddings of
Sarasota are donating services
and items to the Bridesmaids'
Bash. There will be swag bags
with freshwater pearl necklaces
donated by overstock.com as
well as a tarot card reader, DJ,
cake tasting, "bad up-do" hair
stylists, a photography "wall of
shame" and much more.
The Make-A-Wish
Foundation of Central and
Northern Florida now serves 54
counties including the Central,
Northern, Space Coast and
Suncoast regions of Florida.
There are over 1,000 Make-A-
Wish volunteers.
Tickets can be purchased
online at www.bridesmaids-
bashsrq.kintera.org and are $35
in advance or $40 at the door.
Ticket price includes wine,
snacks and entertainment.
Swag bags will be handed out to
the first 200 attendees. For more
information about the Make-A-
Wish Foundation, contact 941-
952-6474 or marie.riley@sun-
coastwish.org.


Sarasota. Apprentices perform
in the chorus for Puccini's
"Tosca" (in Italian), Donizetti's
"L'elisir d'amore" (in Italian),
and Mascagni's "L'amico Fritz"
(in Italian), and Verdi's "Don
Carlos" (in French). In addi-
tion to participating in the
main stage chorus, Apprentice
Artists perform opera scenes
and receive music, dramatic,
and language coaching on
both program and non-pro-


'Top Dog Cook-Off
Eagles Aerie 3296 will hold a
"Top Dog Cook-Off" from noon
to 6 p.m. Saturday at 23111
Harborview Road, Charlotte
Harbor, between chefs Don
Peyton, "Radio Dave" and Gregg
Gregoire.
The event is open to the pub-
lic at a cost of $3.50 per dish.
There will be a live entertain-
ment with Bob's Redneck with
Buck, a silent auction, raffles, a
bake sale, a tool show and sale,
and door prizes every hour.
Proceeds will benefit the
Eagles' Disaster Relief Trailer fuel
and building fund.

'Nightwatch' auditions
The Charlotte Players will be
holding auditions for the


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gram material. They may also
have the opportunity to sing
comprimario and to cover sec-
ondary roles in the main stage
operas.
Singers interested in audi-
tioning must complete and
return the program applica-
tion form that can be down-
loaded from Sarasota Opera's
Web site at www.sarasota-
opera.org. The application
form can also be obtained by


performance of "Nightwatch,"
written by Lucille Fletcher, at 7
p.m. Aug. 24-25 at the Cultural
Center of Charlotte County,
2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte.
With a cast of five men and four
women, this thriller builds
steadily in menace and sus-
pense until the final, breath-


mailing a request for it along
with picture and resume to:
Apprentice Artists Program,
Sarasota Opera, 61 N.
Pineapple Ave., Sarasota.
Greg Trupiano, Artistic
Administrator of Sarasota
Opera, is available to answer
questions about the program.
He can be contacted
by e-mail at
gTrupiano@sarasotaopera.org
or at 941-366-8450, ext. 420.


stopping moment of its unex-
pected "twist" ending.
The performances are sched-
uled for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10-11 and
16-18, and at 2 p.m. Oct. 12.
Tickets will go on sale Sept. 8.
For more information, call
941-255-1022 or e-mail
charlotteplayers@comcast.net.


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August 14-15, 2008


Gallup Gallery features


contemporary art


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Works by one of Sarasota's
most honored artists, Gale
Fulton Ross, will be featured in
the new show, "Abstraction:
New and Review," at the Gallup
Gallery in Sarasota.
Ross, who has been honored
by Sarasota's Video Archives, is
the only Sarasota artist whose
work is included in this two-
part display of the work of con-
temporary American artists.
Ross spent a month this sum-
mer in Bellagio, Italy, painting

CALENDAR EXTRAS

Diva and the
Italian Guy
"Diva and the Italian Guy,"
with Marcy Downey and Buddy
Sebastian, is being featured at
the Lemon Bay Playhouse at 7:30
p.m. Aug. 22 and 2 p.m. Aug. 24.
The show is presented in the
spontaneous and fun style of a
Vegas lounge act. Swing tunes,
oldies, Broadway favorites,
country, and comedy songs are
all part of the act.
Tickets are$15 each, and are
available at the Lemon Bay
Playhouse, 96W Dearborn St.,
Englewood. For more informa-
tion, call 941-475-6756.

Comedy Night
in Deep Creek
Deep Creek Community
Church announces a Family
Comedy Night featuring Tim
Hawkins at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 at The
Center for Performing Arts &
Education, 701 Carmalita St.,
Punta Gorda. Tickets cost $10
per person and can be pur-
chased at Deep Creek
Community Church, 3101
Sulstone Drive, and Gospel Gifts,
3786 Tamiami Trail, both in
Port Charlotte.
Call 941-235-7325 or e-mail
deepcreekcc@earthlink.net
for more details.


the sites there, returning in late
July to her Sarasota studio
Part I of the Gallup show will
be on display in the gallery
from Aug. 15 through Sept. 20,
and Part II will be displayed
from Sept. 24-Nov. 1.
Other artists whose work is
being exhibited include: Linda
J Ging, Michael Kessler, Helen
Shulman, and Tremain Smith.
Ging and Kessler live and work
in Santa Fe. Shulman winters
in Naples and summers in
Vermont. Smith is a
Philadelphia artist.



Rib/fishing
tournament festival
The Charlotte-DeSoto
Building Industry Association
presents its first "Ultimate Rib
Fest" and Charlotte Harbor
Challenge Fishing tournament
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 23 at
Laishley Park at 100 E. Retta
Esplanade in Punta Gorda.
The tournament is sponsored
by Honc Industries and will fea-
ture redfish, trout and snapper.
The entry fee is $300 per boat,


Ron and Sheila Gallup
opened their gallery in 1991,
dedicating its space to contem-
porary art by midcareer artists
represented in public collec-
tions.
The gallery is open Tuesday
through Saturday from 10 a.m.-
4 p.m. through Sept. 10 and
then until 5 p.m. for the fall
and winter season.
The gallery is at 1419 Fifth
St., Sarasota, FL 34236.
For information, visit
www.allyngallup.com or call
941-366-2093.


per three angler team. There is
more than $8,000 in first-place
prize money to be given away.
The top weight of each species
will win $2,500. The prize money
is not based on combined
weight.
Friends, family and the com-
munity are invited to see the
weigh-in and enjoy the free
Ultimate Rib Fest. Local restau-
rants will compete to see who
has the ultimate ribs in town.
KIX Country will be there, live
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and a kids area will be offered. A
portion of the proceeds will be
donated to the Big Brothers Big
Sisters of Charlotte County. The
event is free and the public is


welcome to attend. If you are
interested in sponsoring the
event or booth space, visit
www.charlotteharborchallenge.com
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August 14-15, 2008


Let's Go! Page 15


DESOTO COUNTY
- Bulldogs Roadhouse
4313 NW Highway 70, Arcadia.
863-993-9989.
www.Bulldogsroadhouse.com.
Thursday, karaoke with Buz.
7 p.m. Wednesday, Pool Tournament.
- The Loading Zone
2135 U.S. 17,Arcadia.
863-494-9688.
Friday- Saturday, karaoke/dance with Buz.
8:30 p.m. Sunday, pool tournament.
8 p.m. Monday, pool tournament.
Tuesday, Texas Hold-em poker.
- Nav-A-Gator Bar & Grill
9700 S.W. Riverview Circle
(off Kings Highway)
941-625-4407.
Thursday, Friday, Sunday, local entertainment
2 p.m. 5 p.m. Saturday, Gary and Kerri.
- 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.

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* Banditos
5665 S Mccall Road, Englewood.
941-697-4221.
8 p.m. close Thursday, Saturday,
Tuesday, karaoke.
Friday, live entertainment.
8 p.m. Tuesday, Bingo.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Ladies Day with
Texas Hold 'em Poker.
* 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,
Full Tilt.


- End Zone
2411 S. McCall Road, Englewood.
941-698-4019.
7 p.m. 9 p.m. Monday, Live trivia.
- Fat Katz Pub
125 S. Indiana Ave., Englewood.
941-473-7388.
8 p.m. midnight Friday, Riding High.
- 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.


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Fri. 8/15, Karaoke w/Open Mike 5:30-8:30pm
Sat. 8/16, Laurie Colvin 5:30-8:30pm
Sun. 8/ 7, Rode Hard 1:00-5:00pm
Mon. 8/18, Dual Sax Ron & The Hornets 5:30-8:30pm
Tue. 8/19, Close at 4pm!
Wed. 8/20, Close at 4pm!
Thurs. 8/21, Banjos with Greg Allen & Friends I lam-2pm
Ricky & Franky, '50s & '60s Dance Party 5:30-8:30pm
Fri. 8/22, Karaoke, w/Open Mike, 5:30-8:30pm


- New Blue Lagoon
2000 Oyster Creek Drive, Englewood.
941-473-7796.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m. Friday, Mango Boys.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m. Saturday, David M.
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jimmy Cee and
Judy Love DinnerTheater. Advance
tickets required.
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.
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FROM PAGE 15
*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.Thusday, karaoke with Billy G.
7 p.m. 10 p.m. Friday, Rhythm Aces.
7 p.m.- 10 p.m. Saturday,Anything Goes.
2 p.m. 5 p.m. Sunday, Just Du-et.
Tuesday, Bingo. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.
Games begin at 6 p.m.
7 p.m.- 10 p.m. Wednesday, Blue Byou.
* Boomers
2360 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-743-4140.
6 p.m.- 10 p.m.Thursday,
live classic rock band in the Tiki Bar.
Thursday, Hip Hop DJ in Club,
karaoke in the Lounge.
6 p.m.- 10 p.m. Friday,
live rock band in the Tiki Bar.
9 p.m. Friday, Dance DJ in Club,
karaoke in the Lounge.
6 p.m. 10 p.m. Saturday,
live rock band in the Tiki Bar.
9 p.m. Saturday, Dance DJ in the Club,
karaoke in the Lounge.
1 p.m. 3 p.m., 4 p.m. 7 p.m. Sunday,
live rock band in the Tiki Bar.
8 p.m. Monday, dart tournament.
9 p.m. Tuesday, 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.
* Coyote's
4300 Kings Highway, Schoolhouse
Square, Port Charlotte.
941-629-2114.
Thursday, Mechanical Bull Riding
and DJ Daron.
The firstThursday 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. Friday, dinner followed by
music by Harmony.
- 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, Lithium.
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Saturday, karaoke with
Philly Billy.
1 p.m. Tuesday, Texas Hold 'em Poker
tournament with registration at noon.
10 p.m. Wednesday, Jager Girls.
- Port Charlotte Elks #2153
20225 Kenilworth Blvd., off Veterans
Blvd., Port Charlotte.
941-627-9811.
5:30 pm. 8:30 p.m. Friday, dancing
with Harmony


- Portofino Restaurant
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.
6 p.m. Saturday, Lu'au in August.
Hog Roast at 8 p.m. Plate cost goes to
fundraiser for Kathy McAndrews. 50/50
drawings. Parrot Magazine's #9 Nascar.
Gary & Kerri on the patio at 7 p.m.
Bar goodies auction at 9 p.m.
9 p.m. Tuesday, DJ T.
* Q'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.
* Sports City
4660 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-627-6264.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m.Thursday, Tobacco Road.
8 p.m. midnight Friday, The Crashers.
8 p.m. midnight Saturday, Boca Band.
4 p.m. 7 p.m. Sunday, Chiki Monkey.
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 live music.


10 p.m. 2 a.m. Saturday, Ladies
night with Top 40 music. Club Night.
No cover.
- Treasure Lanes
1059 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-625-3930.
11:30 p.m. Friday, Cosmic Bowl.
8 p.m. Saturday, Cosmic Bowl.
- Tuscany Room
23241 Bay Shore Drive,
Charlotte Harbor.
941-743-2800.
Wednesday, Diamond Night.
. Visani featuring The Comedy Zone
23490 Spencer Court,
off Kings Highway, Port Charlotte.
941-629-9191.
8 p.m. Thursday Friday, live comedy
with Mike Rivera and GR Goodwin.
7:30 p.m., 10 p.m. Saturday, live com-
edy with Mike Rivera and GR Goodwin.
7 p.m. Tuesday, The Two Heavy Crew.
8 p.m. Wednesday, live comedy with
Julie Scoggins and Doug Mellard.

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Ziggy's Lounge
1825 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-225-1080.
7 p.m. Friday, Texas Hold 'em Poker
tournaments with registration at 6 p.m.
8 p.m. Saturday, DJ Ron.
Daily, Baseball Ticket on DirectTV.

PUNTA GORDA
- Captain's Table Restaurant & Lounge
Fishermen's Village,
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda.
941-637-1177.
5 p.m.- 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday,
Mable at the piano.
5 p.m.- 9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday,
Mable at the piano.
- Danny's Deep Creek Pub
24901 Sandhill Blvd. Unit 14,
Punta Gorda.
941-764-0640.
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, Terri Hogan.
8 p.m. midnight 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, Destined.
5 p.m. 9 p.m. Saturday, Magen & Mike
"Unforgettable.'
7 p.m. 9 p.m. Wednesday, country line
dance lessons, $3 per person, center court.
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.
- 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
M 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, Beans n Seeds.
- 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,
Koko Ray & The Soul Providers.
8 p.m. midnight Saturday,
Two Can Jam.
1 p.m. Sunday, Food, music and
Harley raffle for the Kathy McAndrews
Cancer Fund.
6p.m.- 10 p.m.Tuesday,
Sudden Impact.
6 p.m.- 10 p.m. Wednesday,
Anything Goes.
*Tower Lagoon
Highway 17, Punta Gorda.
941-639-8222.
7 p.m. Friday, Karaoke with Country Jim.
2:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, live
music with Signal 20.
3 p.m. Sunday, Karaoke with M&M.
7 p.m. Wednesday, Karaoke.


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, live music.
10 p.m. Saturday, live music.
- 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.
7 p.m. Friday, Alternator Blues Band.
* 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.
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of entertainment at area nightclubs
and restaurants. To include your club
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Johnny Leverocks I ft t
7092 Placida Rd. 1I O -
(941) 698-6900
Casual, American cuisine, full bar, onion-crusted
Salmon, daily specials, seafood and more.
Rum Bay Iff A$$
7092 Placida Rd. ]
(water taxi adjacent to Leverock's)
(941) 697-0566
Located on Palm Island, $5 water taxil(E under free),
famous baby-back ribs, seafood.
Gulf View Grille f s
2095 N. Beach Rd. W J L
(941) 475-3500
Great ambience, only waterfront restaurant in
Englewood. Full service bar, Sunday brunch.
Howard's ff
1400 Aqua View Ln. I
(941) 473-0171 ) $$
Waterfront dining, 1/4 mile East of Beach Rd and McDonald's on Rt.
776. Specializing in Seafood & Steaks Early bird & lunch specials.
Lock & Ke Pub
Restauran & Pub L s $$
2045 N. Beach Rd.
(941) 474-1517
Across from Englewood Beach, patio dining, live music,
full bar, seafood, steaks, lunch & dinner. Open 7 days.
Stefanos Family IfT
Restaurant i SA" $
401 S. Indiana Ave. (776)
(941) 475-0868
Pizza, pasta, steaks, seafood, ribs & a full bar.
Disabled American
Veterans Club
600 Colonia Lane
(941) 488-4500
Friday night Fish dinner 5-8pm. Enjoy Bandana that
"rocks" 8-12pm! Public is welcomed!
Bianca's Ristorante
Italiano & Pizzeria .111 .w C
16251 N. Cleveland Ave.
(239) 995-3272
Authentic Italian food, casual dress, reservations not
required, offers daily specials & discount coupons.


China Buffet
4311 Aiden Lane
(941) 423-9594


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Three beautiful dining rooms, 100 items on buffet inc.
snowcrab, sushi, chinese & american, all you can eat!


Heron Creek Golf & CC
5201 Heron Creek Blvd.
(941) 240-5100


Casual & fine dining! Overlooking the golf course. Full
bar. Banquets and weddings.
Shark's Fish 1e
House Restaurant 1110
14595 Tamiami Trail
(941) 429-2150
Home of the world famous fish & chips. Noted best
seafood restaurant in North Port in 2007.
Casy Key Fish House -I9T j$$
801 Blackburn Pt. Rd ills--
(941) 966-1901

A waterfront Seafood Grill, "Old Florida at its Best."
Rosebuds Steak & T
Seafood House \\ $$
2215 S. Tamiami Trail
(941) 918-8771
Tender Angus Beef, fresh seafood, sautes, delicious
veal & chicken dishes, extensive wine list.
Boomers s
2360 Tamiami Trail W '
(941) 743-4140
Indoor Sports Bar w/DJ and karaoke as well as one of the
largest tiki bars in the area. Live bands on Friday &
Saturday nights. Join us for happy hour daily.


Joe Cracker
1020 El Jobean Rd
(941) 258-3444


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Casual dining, 27 flat panel TVs, wings, pizza, seafood,
22 beers on tap. Outside dining and tiki bar.
Sakura Buffet If
2390 Tamiamit Trail
(941) 766-9595
Charlotte County's only sushi bar. Serving over 60 kinds
on sushi weekly, over 35 kinds daily. Now serving sake
& beer


Visani
23490 Spencer Court
(941) 629-9191


Ill W- $$


Freshly prepared Italian meals- Black Angus Steaks.
Live comedy every Thursday, Friday & Saturday.
The Captain's Table | $$
1200 Retta Esplanade Il I/ '
"At the end of Fisherman's Village"
(941) 637-1177
Elegant dining overlooking Charlotte Harbor Breath-
taking sunsets. Live piano bar Tue.- Sat. Sunday Brunch.
Harpoon Harry's $$
1200 Retta Esplanade w I
"At the end of Fisherman's Village"
(941) 637-1177
Waterfront sports bar, over 30 TV.s, live entertainment
Wed, Fri. & Sat. Karaoke dance party on Thurs.
Mamma Nunzia f.$
1975 Tamiami Trail
(941) 575-7575
Private room, full bar, entertainment,
early bird lunch $5.95 www.mamma-nunzia.com


The Perfect Caper
121 E. Marion
(941) 505-9009


Ill as$$


Charlotte County's choice for upscale dining with live Jazz
in JR's cocktail lounge, private dining & catered events.
Swiss Chocolate + $ s
403 Sullivan St.
(941) 639-9484
Gourmet chocolates, Norman Love Confections,
pastries, coffees, teas, cappuccino, lattes & an art
gallery attached.
Sparrow's Jazz & Blues
Lounge at Captain's Table lI-A $$
Fisherman's Village
(941) 637-1177 ext. 113
Late night menu specializing in fondue, sushi & seafood.
Nightly entertainment, fine cigars, wines, ports & martinis.


Trattoria Limoncello
10361 Tamiami Trail
(941) 639-6500


Authentic Italian specialties, family atmosphere, pizza,
pasta, seafood, veal & chicken, Beer & wine.


The Crow's Nest
1968 Tarpon Center Drive
(941) 484-9551


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Venice's waterfront landmark since 1976. Fresh caught
seafood, steaks, and award-winning wine list.
Myakka River Oyster Bar
121 Playmore Dr.
(941) 423-9616 $
Waterfront dining. Great seafood, steaks, pasta. Full
bar, daily early bird specials. Margaritas.


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5000 E. Venice Ave.
(941) 485-7221


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Re-'Joyce' at Orlando Museum of Art this summer


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Through Aug. 31, the
Orlando Museum of Art is
showcasing the work of book
illustrator William Joyce.
Joyce is one of those illustra-
tors whose work makes people
happy as much for the colors
he chooses as for what he
draws with those colors. His
animated children's show
"Rolie Polie Olie" earned two
Emmys for the artist. The show
was based on his picture books
of the same name. Other Joyce
works, which have been turned
into animated films, include
"George Shrinks" and "Meet
the Robinsons." The latter was
based on the book, "A Day With
Wilbur Robinson."
The Orlando show features
some 60 works by the artist, in
a variety of media and includ-
ing computer graphics. The
works are from his popular
children's books as well as the
"Rolie Polie Olie" TV series.
Joyce's style and characters
are cartoonish yet his subjects
appeal to all ages. Think
robots, doodlebugs and base-
ball-playing dinosaurs. The dis-
play itself is like an interactive
game in which children and
parents find special "spots"
where they can stop to learn
more.
For those who consider
summer the happy season, a
trip to the Orlando Museum of
Art could be a happy road trip.
That admission prices have
been significantly lowered
through Aug. 31 should be

CALENDAR EXTRA

YMCA Safari Party
fundraiser
The Charlotte County
Family YMCA's seventh
annual Safari Party will be
held 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday at the Cultural
Center of Charlotte County,
2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte.
Net proceeds from this party


SUN PHOTO BY KIM COOL
There is plenty of free parking in front of the Orlando Museum of Art in Loch Haven Park, Orlando.


cause for even more smiles.
Organized by the National
Center for Children's
Illustrated Literature in
Abilene, Texas, The World of
William Joyce exhibit contin-
ues through Aug. 31.

Other displays
In addition to selections
from the museum's permanent
collection on display through-
out the 2008/2009 season are
American portraits and land-
scapes, which are on loan from


and the previous six parties
will help rebuild the
YMCA's Edgewater Child
Development Center that
was destroyed by Hurricane
Charley in 2004.
Since August 2004, the
YMCA's Child Development
Center has been operating in
three portable buildings
behind the YMCA's Franz


the Martin Anderson/Gracie
Anderson Foundation.
An exhibit that will remain
on display this fall pairs works
from different time periods
side-by-side. It can be interest-
ing to see the way the use of a
different medium changes the
way one views an object or
scene.
Coming up later this year
and during the winter season
are shows that have a common
theme three dimension.
Sculpture by John Henry will


Ross Park Branch off
Quesada Avenue. Architect
Jack Williams from Harvard
Jolly has donated his services,
and general contractor
Brian Brunderman has been
chosen to direct the rebuild
that will take place at the
former Charlotte County
Fire & EMS headquarters on
Glass Lane in Charlotte Harbor.


be displayed from Dec. 13-Feb.
15, one on the lawn within
Loch Haven Park and another
in the museum's plaza area.
Models of his work will be dis-
played within the museum.
Part of a seven-city display,
Henry's work also will be
shown in Sarasota and five
other cities at the same time.
Jan. 10-May 10, the museum
will show the work of glass
artist Therman Statum, who
was mentored by teacher Dale
Chihuly. Statum's works often


In addition to the renova-
tion of the existing 5,800-
square-foot building, a new,
4,000-square-foot classroom
facility will be built along
with covered walkways and
an outdoor play area.
The cost for this year's
Safari Party is $90 per person,
which includes dinner, an
open bar, and silent and live


What: Orlando Museum of Art
Address: 2416 North Mills Ave.,
Orlando. (within Loch Haven

Park)
Phone: 407-896-4231
Web site: www.omart.org.



Take Interstate 75 to Exit 261 (1-4)
Take 1-4 to Exit 85 (Princeton
Street). Travel east on Princeton to
Mills (U.S. 17/92).Turn left. Go
one block to East Rollins Street
and turn left. Use the first driveway
on the left. Parking is free

include other materials and
nearly always are large. The
Statum works to be displayed
are described by a museum
spokesman as "room-size
installation art." Visitors will
walk through something akin
to a mirrored glass maze.
Founded back in the 1920s,
the Orlando Museum of Art is
supported by the community.
It was accredited by the
American Association of
Museums in 1971. Newsweek
magazine recently named it
one of the best museums in the
south.
Make a day of it while in
Orlando. In the same general
area as the Orlando Museum of
Art, visitors will find the
Orlando Science Center
(www.osc.org). Or, head over to
nearby Winter Park to see the
Charles Hosmer Morse
Museum or Leu Gardens.


auctions led by auctioneer
Phil Wilson. Tim Goodman
will be providing live music,
and as always, there will be
an appearance by the YMCA's
very own "Village Guys."
Dress is safari causal.
For more information or
to make reservations, call
the YMCA's administration
office at 941-629-0909.




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