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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 29, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: semiweekly
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Subject: Newspapers -- Venice (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Sarasota County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Sarasota -- Venice
Coordinates: 27.098611 x -82.438889 ( Place of Publication )
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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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Volume ID: VID00618
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The agency won't seek a refund of the
$350,000 it paid the city to update its
airport master plan if the city agrees to
fork over the draft document, albeit
unapproved by city council.


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR

In a striking turn of events,
Venice City Council voted Aug.
26 to send the unapproved air-
port master plan update to the
Federal Aviation Administration
- something it had been loath
to do until making its own revi-


sions to the Martin
plan.
But a sweet deal appears to
have changed council's mind.
"I have been working with
Bart Vemace of the FAA," said
Mayor Ed Martin, "and they
have agreed to take the (former
airport consultant) MEA plan
with a letter from us saying it has


not been ap-
proved, and
we are not ask-
ing them to
approve it."
Martin told
fellow council
members the
deal means
Simmonds the city has
met the terms
of the agreement with the FAA to
"turn over the plan they paid
$350,000 for and not to ask us to
refund that sum. Very good news
for the city."
"I felt like Christmas came

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SUN PHOTO BY MOLLY DEMPSEY mdempsey@sun-herald.com
Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Kathy Dent and Sarasota County
Judge Emanuel Logalbo confer as absentee votes are reprocessed behind
them in the supervisor's Sarasota office Wednesday.


Texas vendor blamed

for Sarasota voting woes


SUN PHOTO BY JON BRANTHOOVER
Venice firefighters practice water rescue missions on Venice Beach using the department's new Jet Ski.

Three 'rescued' in VFD training exercise


BY TERRY O'CONNOR
STAFF WRITER

Don't call it a recount.
Sarasota County Supervisor
of Elections Kathy Dent calls it
"vote reprocessing."
Fortified by extra cups of cof-
fee after a long election night,
the Sarasota County Canvassing
Board convened Wednesday
morning to sort out Florida's lat-
est election vote-counting quan-
dary.
"I could not get to sleep last
night," Dent said. "I was wound
up."
Dent at first said high-speed
scanners used to input absentee
ballots were unable to upload
results properly on election
night. After speaking Wednesday
afternoon with election equip-
ment vendors from Allen, Texas-
based Premier Election Results,
she said the problem lies else-
where.
"It's not the scanner or scan-


VOTER TURNOUT
Florida voter turnout was just
17.4 percent statewide for the
2008 primary election.
Sarasota County's turnout
was a bit higher at 19.3 per-
cent, or 48,210 of the county's
250,249 registered voters.
Source: Florida Department
of State Division of Elections


ner software," Dent said. "It's a
programming error."
Premier president Dave Byrd
did not immediately return calls
for comment.
The Sarasota County Canvas-
sing Board trouble-shooting
exercise Wednesday came after a
new $3.5 million computer sys-
tem malfunctioned Tuesday
night. GEM software, purchased
by Sarasota County from PER to
remedy vote-counting problems

Please see WOES, 3A


BY JON BRANTHOOVER
STAFF WRITER

The Venice Fire Department
staged water-rescue training
missions Thursday on Venice
Beach using the department's
newly acquired Kawasaki Jet Ski.
Firefighters used the new Jet
Ski to practice deep-water
recovery methods, maneuvering
tactics and safe beaching proce-
dures. The mission was a part of
a once-monthly training pro-
gram aimed at keeping firefight-
ers familiar with how to deal
with an array of emergencies.
"We run different training
scenarios every month to keep
the department running
smooth." VFD Lt. Tony
Fitzgerald said. "Whether some-
one is stuck in a tree, out in the
water or in a burning apartment


building, we have to be prepared
to handle it."
In Thursday's practice sce-
nario, firefighters responded to a
report of three stranded swim-
mers a few hundred yards off the
coast. Using the boat ramp near
the Historic Train Depot as a
launch point, the department's
Jet Ski and speed boat were able
to respond within minutes to
the scene.
"If this were an actual emer-
gency situation, we would drive
a truck onto the beach and
launch the water craft from
there," Deputy Chief Steve Kona
said, "but since this is practice
during sea turtle season, we
don't want to risk disturbing any
nests with our vehicles."
Once on the scene, firefight-
ers took turns practicing recov-
ering life-jacketed volunteers


from the water using the Jet Ski
and a tow-along foam pad to
transport them to shore.
VFD Fire Medic Jerry Collins
said rescuers are trained never
to approach individuals strand-
ed in deep water face on.
"If someone on the verge of
drowning saw a rescue swimmer
coming towards them, they'd
likely grab at them any way they
could to stay afloat," he said.
"The result is that both people
go down."
Firefighters were also trained
on using proper maneuvering
methods while piloting a water
craft in rough seas. Fitzgerald
said putting distance between a
Jet Ski and the shore during
rough seas can be a challenge.
"Driving sideways in rough

Please see VFD, 3A


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SUN PHOTO BY GREG GILES
Scott DeDomenico and Larry Shipley chat outside Shipley's apartment at
500 W. Venice Ave. Eight tenants, all without year-long leases, were given
only 30-days notice to vacate the property, which is under contract to the
Diocese of Venice.


Pending sale leads to


North Venice rezone headed back to council short-notice evictions


BY GERALD A. ROGOVIN
CORRESPONDENT

Next month's scheduled sec-
ond reading by Venice City
Council of a petition to rezone
288 acres in North Venice has
been stirring conversation
among city officials and resi-
dents in recent weeks.
The hearing has been post-
poned several times since May
27, when it was originally sched-
uled.
Earlier discussions by the city
and residents of Venetian Golf &


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River Club led to two postpone-
ments. Those discussions have
centered on stipulations the
community wants added to
council's consideration of the
petition. Sources have suggested
that several council members
are in favor.
The 900-home, single-family
golf community abuts existing
mining operations on its north-
ern border. Residents have con-
tended that the manufacturing
and recycling of asphalt and
concrete there threaten their
health.


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They oppose the petition,
which would expand the exist-
ing operations. That, they say,
would add to the noise, dust and
carcinogen-carrying silica parti-
cles already being blown into
their neighborhood. Their com-
plaint includes the bright lights
used during nighttime work.
Dust from 50-foot-high
mounds of mining residue has
been reduced in recent weeks
because of a shift in wind direc-
tion, now from the south. That

Please see REZONE, 3A

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BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR

Renters at 500 W Venice Ave.
are taking their eviction notices
in stride as they scurry to find
new digs, but they aren't happy
about it.
The eviction notices were
received Aug. 4 from owners
Stephen and Julie Carr, of
Naperville, Ill., who are trying to
sell the eight-unit property to
the Diocese ofVenice so it can be
used "to provide additional tran-
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income single mothers and their
newborns," according to a dio-
cese press release.
Our Mother's House, a
Catholic Charities facility where
services are already provided to
new, single, low-income moth-
ers, is just a few blocks away
from this property.
The Carrs bought the proper-
ty a few days after Christmas
2005, shortly before the real
estate crash. The purchase price:
$1.5 million.

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SUN FILE GRAPHIC
According to autos.msn.com on Thursday, the low-
est gas price in the Venice area was $3.499 per
gallon at several local stations. The highest price
in the area, according to the Web site, was $3.799
per gallon at Myakka River Trading Post, 9001
South Tamiami Trail, Venice.


BY MONTY ANDREWS
GUEST WRITER

Drivers caught running a
red light are subject to a fine
and loses four points off their
driver license. What happens
when a cyclist runs a red
light?
On a recent Sunday after-
noon I was sitting at the traf-
fic light at U.S. 41 Bypass and
Venice Avenue. A cyclist
rolled up to the intersection
and, when there was no
crossing traffic, proceeded
to cross against the red light.
It's probably a more com-
mon event than we would
like to see, but this time it


was right in front of a Venice
Police car.
Florida Statutes classify a
bicycle s a vehicle. A person
in control of a vehicle on a
street or highway is a driver.
As a driver of a bicycle, you
must follow the traffic rules
common to all drivers.
If Venice is to become a
bicycle-friendly community,
and drivers gain mutual
respect, we must be treated
equally under the law. Police
enforcement must play a key
role in making this happen.
We are not doing the
cyclists a favor by allowing
them to disregard traffic laws.
Ride safe, ride smart.


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sets date for environmental summit follow-up


FROM SCOPE

The community is invited to
learn about local environmental
action on Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 5
to 7 p.m. at the Center for Arts and
Humanity, 1226 North Tamiami
Trail, Sarasota.
At the meeting, the five follow-
up committees from the Summit
for Environmental Action will
share their progress toward the
goals that were set at the summit
in late February.
The Summit for Environmental


Action was a day-long, communi-
ty-wide event that brought more
than 150 community leaders
together from diverse fields to
come to consensus on action
goals to improve our local envi-
ronment. Since then, more than
60 residents have been working in
committees to implement each of
the summit goals.
Goals include developing
alternate water sources, offering
incentives for low-impact devel-
opment techniques, increasing
solar water heater use, attracting


sustainable and green business-
es and expanding transit-orient-
ed development.
At the Sept. 9 meeting, atten-
dees will have a chance to meet
with committee members and
hear short presentations from
each group.
To RSVP, call 365-8751 or e-
mail Kate Irwin at kirwin@
scopexcel.org.
To learn more about the
Summit for Environmental Action
follow-up, visit the SCOPE Web
site, www.scopexcel.org.


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SUN FIESTA PARADE
Saturday, October 18, 2008 10 A.M.
Women's Sertoma Club of Venice is happy to invite you to
participate in the 2008 SUN FIESTA PARADE on Saturday,
October 18th. The parade has been part of Venice's Downtown
Activities for more than 30 years.
This year's theme is: "PARTY IN PARADISE
WITH WOMEN'S SERTOMA"
Women's Sertoma welcomes all area school, organizations,
churches and service clubs to participate in this parade. As
always, the parade will begin at the West End of Venice Ave.
Name of Organization:
Contact Person's Name
Home #
Work #
Cell #
FAX #
E-mail:


Are You Having Music?
Instructions and Parade Map will be provided at a later date.
Return Application and Entry Fee ($25) made out to Women's
Sertoma Club of Venice. (Entry fee will be waived for all
nonprofit organizations.)

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VFD from Page 1A


seas will likely result in a
rollover," he said. "We
teach them to drive direct-
ly at a wave."
He said drivers should
only turn sideways in the
trough if they need to


move north or south.
Collins said the VFD
mostly responds to areas
of beachfront where life-
guards are either not pre-
sent or aren't appropriate-
ly equipped to handle a


situation, but that the VFD
will also respond to dis-
tress calls along the
Intracoastal Waterway and
as far east as Myakka River.
jbranthoover@
venicegondolier.com


SALE from Page 1A


"The owners are selling
at substantially lower than
what they bought it for,"
said listing agent Helen
Moore of Michael Saunders
& Co. "It was well priced in a
primo location."
The real estate agency
was asked not to reveal the
owner's identity until clos-
ing, but the diocese elected
to come forward Thursday
because it was "concerned
about the people who live
there," the release states.
A condition of the sale
was that "everybody had to
have moved before we can
close," Moore said.
She delivered the evic-
tion notices herself, along
with a listing of nearby
affordable rentals to help
tenants begin the moving
process.
In its press release, the
diocese says it understood
from the Carrs that none of
the tenants was having any
problems relocating. Now
that it appears some of
them could use extra time,
the release states, it's the
diocese's understanding
that the Carrs have agreed
to an extension.
The pending sale should
close within two weeks,
Moore said.
Tenants scatter
On Thursday some of
the tenants had already
moved out. Nearly all had
found new living quarters.
Few had lived there for


any length of time. That's
partly because the owners
wouldn't allow long-term
leases, tenants said.
"We're all monthly rent-
als. No year-long leases,"
said Mary Nixon, manager
of the property and a ten-
ant herself for the past 16
years.
The lack of long-term
leases makes it legal to give
a 30-day eviction notice,
even though it potentially
places a hardship on ten-
ants who are likely have to
come up with first and last
months' rents at their next
apartment, with little fore-
warning.
That wasn't the case for
Larry Shipley. He found a
mobile home in Nokomis
through friends from the
church he attends.
It's closer to Walmart
where he works, he said,
and he wasn't required to
pay a security deposit.
Rodney B., who with-
held his last name, said he
had given notice he was
moving out just two days
prior to receiving his evic-
tion notice. He found a
"better apartment that was
less expensive and more
modernized" just blocks
away.
"It was more of an
annoyance," he said of the
short notice.
It was just another indi-
cation the owners are "flip-
pers," he said, who were
not interested in making


improvements to the
property for the people
who resided there.
Timing
Scott DeDomenico, 30,
was having a harder time
with the move. Bipolar and
on disability, he sat outside
Nixon's apartment, thumb-
ing through her copy of
newspaper classified.
His wife was hit by a
motorist while she was rid-
ing her bicycle earlier this
month, he said. Now
they're both out of work.
He contacted the dio-
cese and Catholic Charities
earlier to seek assistance,
but was told he didn't qual-
ify since one of them need-
ed to be employed, he said.
"We don't own a vehi-
cle," he said. "How are we
going to move our furni-
ture?"
Nixon is ready to leave
her home of 16 years.
"I can't wait to get out,"
she said. "It was nice. It's
quiet. But it's time to move
on."
Like others, she said the
owners could have given
her more time to move out.
Luckily, Nixon said, rent-
als are plentiful in the area
due to the economy. And
the rents are reasonable

since it's "out of season,"
she said referring to the
jump in rents that occurs
when snowbirds return.
ggiles@
venicegondolier.com


FAA from Page 1A

early, especially when they
talked about wanting the
$350,000 back," Martin
said.
"They really let us off
the hook on that one," said
Council Member John
Simmonds.
"That would essentially
complete our responsibili-
ties on the project," Martin
said, "and it doesn't re-
quire the FAA to have an
approved plan."
Council members made
it sound like the deal was
almost too good to be true,
and demanded the deal be


REZONE from Page 1A

has calmed many resi-
dents.
But the VGRC home-
owners association has
continued to ask for greater
safeguards and a scientific
study to measure how
much pollution is drifting
into the neighborhood.
Residents have ex-
pressed their disappoint-
ment with the mining com-
panies because of their
unwillingness to meet with
them.
But several point to what
appears to be a change of
attitude by the city.
Interim City Manager



WOES from Page 1A

from touch-screens used
in 2004, did not process
absentee ballots properly.
Dent said Premier will
supply 10 OSX scanners to
process ballots for Nov. 4
so she is not going to use
the high-speed scanners
again. The OSX scanners,
used in previous Florida
elections, will have to
process a record number
of absentee ballots, Dent
said.
"We're going to more
than likely have 50,000 ab-
sentee ballots," Dent said.
"The only time we've had
more was 42,000 in 2004."
Voting technology is
unique because it requires
precision and anonymity.
If a machine crashes and
ballots are lost, voters can't
be asked to repeat their
preferences.
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placed in writing.
If you are concerned
the FAA would somehow
take this plan and run with
it, said Martin, then don't
be.
"They aren't playing
games," he said. "Each
individual item currently
listed in the master plan,
such as a proposed control
tower, would still need city
council approval down the
road. The same is true for
the airport layout plan."
Council unanimously
approved a motion to for-
ward the draft update.
The FAA gave the city a
grant of $350,000 to up-


"We have never
previously receiv-
ed such notice
from the city."
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"as a courtesy, notify neigh-
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combination of Premier
software and the optical
scanners. Hillsborough,
which had just a 10-per-
cent turnout, encountered
the same problem as Sara-
sota, but assistant supervi-
sor Michelle Reiss said it
presented little difficulty.
"It went smoothly even
with the new machines
and everything," Reiss
said.
Levko Klos, who is chal-
lenging Dent in the Nov. 4
general election, said his
rival failed to fully test the
new voting machines be-
fore Election Day and the
omission caused more
needless confusion.
"How many times are
we going to hear them say
everything is going to be
fine?" Klos asked. "It's not
fine. If it was working, we
wouldn't be here today."
Dent first tested the
upgraded scanning sys-


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date the plan back in 2005,
hoping to receive the up-
date a year later. Plans
were held up, however,
when proposals to devel-
op some excess airport
property were considered.
Public concern over its
impact on the local golf
course ultimately turned
away the proposals. Coun-
cil has been reworking the
airport master plan, air-
port layout plan and land
development plan ever
since to scale back devel-
opment and meet FAA
safety standards.
ggiles@
venicegondolier.com


was a condition of the
approval.
VGRC residents could
recall only one previous
courtesy advance notice for
nighttime work. It came
from the county.
"We have never previ-
ously received such notice
from the city," said one.
"Mr. Black [the former city
manager] used to issue
approvals and just notify
the police."
Approvals of nighttime
operations are a condition
of the pre-annexation
agreement adopted by city
council in 2004.


tem in Sarasota County
July 8. Election staff also
tested optical scan tabula-
tors at 1001 Sarasota Cen-
ter Blvd. The testing was in
addition to equipment
testing done before every
Sarasota County election.
After each test, Dent
gave the machinery the
green light. That's what
has Klos steamed.
"If everything was fine,
we wouldn't be doing this
today," he said.
"We had a good elec-
tion," Dent said. She ex-
pects results to be certified
by the state on time within
the allotted seven days.
Vote reprocessing was
completed by 4 p.m. and
no race results changed.
Reprocessing of the first of
156 precincts was com-
pleted at 9:30 a.m.

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OPINION


FRIDAY
AUG. 29,2008


GONDOLIER SUN EDITOR
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BROOKY BROWN
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OUR VIEW


River Road: The money is the hardest part


W hen U.S. Rep. Vem Buchanan, R-
District 13, came to Englewood
recently to discuss local con-
cerns, he got one major message: River
Road.
For Englewood, all of Cape Haze and
the islands off the coast, River Road is the
most pressing issue, by far, representa-
tives of the Englewood-Cape Haze
Chamber of Commerce told the con-
gressman.
It is the key to economic development
with new manufacturing. New business
needs better access to Interstate 75.
It is the key to economic develop-
ment for the tourism industry. The local
business community sees a need for
more hotels close to the cape's beautiful
Gulf beaches, but casual tourists need
better access from the interstate.
It is the key for local residents who
have to commute out of town to work.
They need a safer, faster road.


It is the key to public safety as a hur-
ricane evacuation route. Everyone ac-
cepts the fact that it is woefully inade-
quate in this regard. If the next Hurri-
cane Charley turns onto the Cape Haze
peninsula instead of the Peace River,
we're in trouble.
As it exists now, it is also becoming
more and more unsafe for daily travel.
To understand a growing problem,
drive River Road during a downpour.
The road surface has cupped from the
weight of vehicles. The water no longer
flows well from the crown in the center,
and it puddles in grooves worn by tires.
The result is nightmarish miles of
hydroplaning for drivers trying to main-
tain position in their lanes. It's a danger-
ous situation, and becoming worse
every day.
Businesspeople and regular folk may
be split on many issues of growth and
development, chamber representatives


said, but on this question they were
confident: If you asked a random sam-
pling of the population to name the
most pressing concern, the answer
would be River Road. No question.
Buchanan, who is running for re-
election and has a position on the com-
mittee controlling transportation funds
for the next five years, offered to help.
But he made no promises. He said some
federal funding could be possible, but
local governments would have to shoul-
der a substantial part the burden.
And that's the problem. The only
active plan for funding is for the River
Road-U.S. 41 intersection, a small por-
tion of the overall project.
When the Sarasota County Com-
mission rejected the Gottfried Steward-
ship Village, the developer's offer of $90
million to finance reconstruction of
North River Road also came off the table.
With total road building costs running


higher than $150 million, the offer repre-
sented the best hope for imminent
action.
As it stands now, local officials' best
bet for rebuilding River Road is the old
standby, tapping into Fort Knox. But
Buchanan has made the point before,
and he made it again: Don't expect the
federal government to play sugar daddy
to road projects.
There are competing interests for the
federal dollars, even within the congres-
sional district. U.S. 17 in DeSoto County
needs to be rebuilt. The Venice Bypass
has an enormous price tag. Hardee
County has highway needs. Port
Manatee is a high priority.
There are limits, even for a well-
placed congressman.
What we have left is the option of cre-
ative financing a toll road? and the
need for a major concerted effort by lo-
cal officials. Again.


Chamber has helped


make Venice great


JOHN G. RYAN
GUEST COLUMNIST


A quote from a Venice
City Council member in a
recent article in the Gon-
dolier Sun caught the at-
tention of our members,
so on behalf of our board
of directors I thought I'd
take this opportunity to
remind the citizens of
Venice what your chamber
is and how we benefit the
entire community.
Since 1925 (yes we are 1
year older than the city of
Venice), the Venice Area
Chamber of Commerce
has been here to support
local business and build a
better community. While
our mission is to "promote
business growth and suc-
cess," for the past 83 years
our members have also
helped create the paradise
we all call home.
Currently, we serve 1,103
businesses in the greater
Venice area, of which about
400 are in the city ofVenice.
These businesses represent
thousands of residents, and
hundreds of them volun-
teer for the chamber and
countless organizations,
churches, clubs and even
within government to make
this a better place. They
must be doing something
right, as each of you chose
to live here because of their
efforts, not in spite of them.
We do not hide who we
are. Our membership is
published in print and
online, and each of these
members is proud of being
associated with the cham-
ber. They know that being
a member of the Venice
Area Chamber of Com-
merce is good for their
business and good forVen-
ice.
Businesses in the Venice
area pay hundreds of thou-
sands of dollars annually in
taxes. Ad valorum, non-ad
valorum, payroll, sales and
bed taxes and occupational
and permit fees are just
some of the taxes and fees
that are paid on a dispro-
portionate level when com-
pared to residential taxes -
and yes, as residents of the
area, we go home and pay
those taxes too.
Business pays for amen-
ities we cannot vote on. Our
members pay a large por-
tion of the debt service col-
lected by the city of Venice.


A quick sample of our
members shows that we
are contributing thou-
sands of dollars for the
recent bond issuance that
rehabilitated our fishing
pier and the community
center and helped re-
nourish our beaches. We
know that investments like
these should have a return
by making them more at-
tractive and welcoming to
those who visit our area
and relocate here.
As a chamber, we serve
the community in many
ways. Our Better Business
Department provides hun-
dreds of referrals to Venice
area residents looking for
reliable businesses. Resi-
dents, particularly seniors,
count on us to ease their
buying decisions. This de-
partment also helps medi-
ate on behalf of consumers
when they are not satisfied
with the products or ser-
vices they contract for.
Our chamber also serv-
es as a Visitor Information
Center and our senior re-
tired volunteers meet and
greet thousands of visitors
to our area. I cannot tell
you the number of times
we hear what a welcoming
community they have
found and how much they
wish they could live here.
Many come back and do
just that, knowing they
have finally found the right
place to be.
We have seven commit-
tees that help do the work
for the chamber. From
recruiting members, plan-
ning events and educating
our current and future
workforce, to providing
intergenerational oppor-
tunities for seniors, our
member volunteers make
a positive difference.
We represent business to
government, and get in-
volved in transportation so-
lutions and economic de-
velopment that help make
our community stronger.
The Venice Area Young
Professionals, an entity of
the chamber, has grown to
more than 100 individual
members and is getting
stronger. They represent
our future and we are con-
fident it is in good hands.
They are a constant
reminder that the volun-
teer spirit will not die with
the retirement of the baby
boomers, and that Venice's
future is bright if we con-
tinue to make the im-
provements needed to
keep them here. We need
them far more than they
need us.
We are all striving for
the same goals: to live,
work and play in a com-
munity unmatched in
Florida and, in my opin-
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LETTERS FROM OUR READERS


Minutes? More like days and weeks


Editor:
I like to be an informed citizen on local government
affairs.
The Gondolier Sun is a good, timely source of infor-
mation but newspapers are second-hand sources and
report an unofficial version of city business.
The best approach to information is to attend the
meetings of city council, its boards and committees
when the action is taking place. But I work and don't get
paid when I'm at a council meeting. So I follow key issues
with the minutes published on the city's Web site.
Historically, meeting minutes have been available on
the Web site immediately after approval at the next
meeting. All boards, including the Airport Advisory
Board but excepting city council, have kept to this pub-
lic information schedule.
Council seems to march to a different drummer. Not
only does it apparently ignore the Sunshine Law in keep-
ing select members informed, but it feels no need to
keep the public informed. Below is a sampling of the
percentage of time boards have published minutes on
time since January 2008:
Airport Advisory Board 100 percent
Architectural Review Board 100 percent
*Venice City Council 26 percent
Historic Preservation Board 100 percent
Planning Commission 90 percent
While all the contributing boards perform the admin-
istrative function of timely publication of minutes at or
close to 100 percent, council scores 26 percent, a re-
sounding "F" in public information availability.
The mayor would say things are great. Could be, but I
don't see the sunshine.


McCain is against
the wrong things
Editor:
Sen. McCain has fre-
quently insisted Sen. Oba-
ma admit he was mistaken
about not backing the
surge in Iraq. Sen. Obama
is too much of a gentle-
man to insist that Sen.
McCain admit he was mis-
taken back in 2002 and
should have voted with
Barack in opposition to
the war.
The facts have shown
there were no WMDs and
we were rushed into a war


Art Dover
Venice


that left thousands dead
and wounded and a
national debt of more than
$9 trillion, but McCain
wants to give a tax cut to
the wealthiest Americans.
McCain went on to crit-
icize Obama because he
visited the troops in Iraq
and Afghanistan, shook
their hands and shot a few
hoops. He also listened to
what they and the generals
had to say. Also, Barack
voted for the G.I. Bill;
McCain voted against it.
Then there's the Civil
Rights Act, which guaran-


tees equal pay for work.
Today, women are a main-
stay of family income, yet
McCain voted against
passing the bill. Yet he is
still trying to appeal to the
women's vote and their
pocketbooks.
Very soon, McCain will
be campaigning in Flor-
ida, but he won't mention
that he voted against the
bill to restore the Ever-
glades or that drilling for
oil in our backyard will
very likely destroy our
beautiful beaches, all for
something we won't see
the results of for 10 years.

Christine Cosgrove
Englewood
What more would
impeachment need?
Editor:
The president and vice
president have acted with
unprecedented abandon
for the U.S. Constitution
and the basic principles of
international law by pro-
voking and executing an
attack on the sovereign
nation of Iraq without due
cause.
The resulting loss of
lives, torture and maiming
of innocent civilians con-
stitute unjustifiable viola-
tion of the Geneva Con-
vention and human rights.
Using unsubstantiated
premises of weapons of
mass destruction, connec-
tion to known terrorists
groups and other immi-
nent dangers to the United
States or United States
interests, and ignoring all
reports to the contrary,
they carried out a cam-
paign of death and de-
struction throughout Iraq.
If this does not consti-
tute a basis for articles of


impeachment, then we
shall likely never find a
more egregious reason for
impeachment of any per-
son under the U.S.
Constitution, and we shall
have failed in our respon-
sibility, as a people, to
uphold the virtues that our
forefathers long ago estab-
lished for our government.

David DeGeorge
North Port
Enrollment flat, but
spending's not
Editor:
Allow me to point out a
few facts from the public
record that have just come
to light.
A paper ran a full-page
budget summary of the
school district for fiscal
year year 2008-09. It's in-
teresting to compare to
2005-06.
The former superinten-
dent breezed into town
with glowing endorse-
ments from school board
members of wonders
achieved in the little Kan-
sas town of Salina. He's
returning to a town in Iowa
with a few more students. I
wonder if the corn is as
high or has been topped
off by now for ethanol?
Here are a few compar-
isons between 2005 and
2008 that may bring Gary
Norris' resume up to date:
1. In 2005, Norris pro-
jected that Sarasota public
school enrollments would
grow by 1,000 kids a year
as far as the eye could see.
Fact: The school popula-
tion grew from 41,368 in
2005 to 41,918 in 2008, or
about 137 kids a year
2. The number of in-

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More mowing, less talking


No excuse. So, a resident on Center Road thinks that
just because times are hard one should be allowed to
trash his neighborhood. Many of those residents are just
too lazy to keep their yards up. There is no excuse for
blight. Why don't you help some of the guilty ones? The
yards are some of the worst I've seen in the Venice area.
Being poor is no excuse for living like a pig.


Joyless. Usually on
Tuesday mornings, we se-
niors would be going to Joy
group at the Salvation
Army. We would have a nice
time getting together, hav-
ing some speakers, taking
some little day trips to the
flea markets, but that's all
been disbanded. And what
a shame because we se-
niors really looked forward
to that Tuesday morning,
and we wonder really why
because it was a real nice
thing for us. Now we don't
have anything to look for-
ward to. I understand that
they play cards on Wed-
nesday, but for the rest of us
who don't play cards, there's
nothing there. It's really a
shame. Please ask them to
bring the Joy group back
because it's something we
widows who live alone
looked forward to. Some-
thing that was good is gone
and we wonder why.
Straighten up. Histor-
ically, powerful nations
have fostered stability by
insisting that smaller na-
tions near their borders
maintain friendly rela-
tions. Bush failed to un-
derstand this when he
encouraged any belliger-
ence toward Russia and
the country of Georgia.
Venice residents will re-
member in the 1970s, the
Caribbean nation of Gra-
nada elected a govern-
ment unfriendly to the


United States. Shortly
thereafter, Ronald Reagan
invaded Granada and a
friendly government was
installed. There's a good
side to this Georgian inva-
sion problem. The Russian
Putin has sent a message
to Venezuela that invasion
threats made by some U.S.
Congressional members
could indeed become a
reality for Venezuela.
Drilling. I'm calling
about a couple of articles
in the Gondolier Sun on
Aug. 13 concerning drill-
ing and fossil fuels. One is
saying that any drilling in
the Gulf and any oil spills
would wreck our beaches.
There were a hundred oil
derricks damaged during
Katrina; not one drop of oil
was lost. It also states that
it's time and it's way past
due to use alternative
sources. The fact is, these
sources aren't available at
this time. I have yet to see
an ocean liner or a semi
running down the road or
an airliner overhead pow-
ered with a windmill or a
solar panel. And the other
gentleman, he's talking
about the fact that Repub-
licans claiming that the
liberals are blocking the
drilling and causing dis-
ruptions in our economy
and so forth, which is ab-
solutely true. He goes on to
ask, would the Republi-
cans be this anxious to


RYAN from Page 4A


ion, the United States.
We all wish to raise our
families here, to have
them stay in our commu-
nity and raise their fami-
lies here.
We hope someday to
have the financial security
to do what most of our res-
idents have done retire
here.
We want what is best for
Venice, now and for the


future.
I am proud of our
members, what they have
accomplished and what
they will accomplish. They
are not sheep or groupies
who follow blindly. They
lead.

John G. Ryan is presi-
dent and CEO of the
Venice Area Chamber of
Commerce.


drill if it were undertaken
by the Army Corps of En-
gineers? Would this be the
same Army Corps of En-
gineers that screwed up
our Everglades?
Plus Ga change. The
more things change in
Venice, the more they stay
the same. I see city council
has given one of the good
old boy developers a vari-
ance on the Venetian
Theme district, a drug-
store on the island. Now it
looks like he's not going to
have enough parking, but
they're going to let him
build anyhow because he's
one of the good old boys.
What about all the people
who conformed to the
Venetian Theme district
and made their plans
work? How do they feel?
And how about people in
the future? What will hap-
pen to them since we've
given variances? Do the
rules of the theme district
go out the window? And
where was the Venice Tax-
payers League and their
fearless leader during all
this mess? They keep say-
ing they're going to step up
and stop these guys from
changing the rules. Where
are you, Herb?
Mex-ed up. I like your
editorial about not speak-
ing Mexican. Nobody I
know speaks Mexican.
And why do you have to
press "1" to get English?
Think about that.
Silver lining. The best
thing about Tropical Storm
Fay was the fact that we
were spared all the news
about Obama and Mc-
Cain. It was great.



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structional employees rose
31 percent, from 2,923 to
3,827. Teacher salaries in-
creased by more than 24
percent, to $44,860, and are
scheduled to increase to
$51,000 by 2010.
3. Although enrollment
was flat, capital projects
revenues increased from
$100.5 million to $162 mil-
lion.
4. Total expenditures in-
creased from $647 million


School in simpler times


It's got to be tough
being a student today.
The stuff that you're for-
bidden from having at
school these days didn't
exist when I was a kid, or
even a young adult. Same
thing with the stuff that
you're required to have.
Oh sure, there was that
business about having to
walk 10 miles to school
every day and 10 miles
back home.
Uphill in both direc-
tions.
Through the snow,
which was an everyday
occurrence here in Central
Florida.
The trip may have been
more burdensome, but
our academics were surely
easier. The periodic table
had only four elements:
earth, wind, fire and water.
Higher math was any
number that exceeded the
combined total of fingers
and toes.
And the rules ...
Take cellular phones,
please.
No, that's an old vaude-
ville line.
Cell phones. Ten years
ago they were Yuppie toys.
Before the odometer
turned over on the year
2000, owning a cell phone


to $873 million, or from
about $15,640 per student
in 2005 to $20,786 per stu-
dent in 2008.
The cost to taxpayers
was $15,000 to $20,000 per
year for students that sur-
vived the four years. I'll bet
that fewer than two-thirds
did.

Alan Kunerth
Sarasota


generally was an indica-
tion that you were (1) rich,
(2) important or (3) single,
not that they are mutually
exclusive.
Two decades earlier, it
was the pager that put you
in one of those three cate-
gories. There was a transi-
tion period when if you
had a cell phone, you also
carried a pager.
That way, if someone of
lower station than yourself
(i.e., someone who didn't
own a cell phone) wanted
to call you, he called your
pager. You could then
decide if you would deign
to talk to him, and if so,
you would call back on
your cell phone, for which
the charge per minute was
comparable to what it
would cost today to call a
European nation that
doesn't like Americans.
Like France.
Anyway, today, kids
have cell phones. In fact,
so many kids have cell
phones that schools have
rules about them. They
probably vary from county
to county, but typically,
you can have one, you just
can't use it.
I can remember when
teachers used to address
some of their students in
the same manner.
"You've got a brain, S.L.;
why don't you use it?"
Today, the rule is if you
have one, you have to keep
it in your backpack.
Not your brain; your cell
phone.
Backpacks, that's some-
thing else.
When I was a kid, Boy
Scouts had backpacks, and
you used them on camp-
ing trips. The idea of taking
enough books home that
you'd need a backpack to
carry them was about as
realistic as owning one of
those wrist-radios that
Dick Tracy and his friends
had in the comic strips.
At most, all we had were
Captain Marvel decoder


rings.
In my day, if you were
lucky, your parents might
buy you a slide rule. It got
you beyond 10 fingers and
10 toes. The more rows of
numbers it had, the more
stuff you had to learn.
Today, I can still fashion
a makeshift slide rule out
of two rulers. You can use it
to add any two numbers,
provided the answer isn't
higher than 12.
There's not a big de-
mand for my two-ruler
slide rule these days.
On the other hand,
knives have been forbid-
den at school for years.
Without a pocketknife,
what's a kid going to use to
whittle with, Bubba? An-
swer me that.
And how in the world
could you play Root-the-
Peg, a version of Mumble-
de-Peg, without a pock-
etknife?
It would never have oc-
curred to us to use a pock-
etknife as a playground
weapon, let alone to hijack
an airplane.
Wilbur and Orville
Wright didn't consider it a
crime to carry a pock-
etknife, and neither did the
schools, as best I can
remember.
We were even allowed
to chew gum, though to do
so in home ec class (which
in those days was only for
girls, to be taken while
boys took shop or ag) was
to risk having the teacher
observe: "The only differ-
ence between a cow chew-
ing cud ... and a girl chew-
ing gum ... is the intelli-
gent expression on the
face of the cow."
And nobody had a cell
phone to call home and
scream, "Mama, the teach-
er said I look dumber than
a cow!"

S.L. Frisbie is the pub-
lisher of the Polk County
Democrat, part of the Sun
newspaper family.


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WOMEN'S SERTOMA CLUB OF VENICE SUN FIESTA '08
IART & CRAFT APPLICATION I
October 17th, 18th & 19th Venice Avenue
RAIN DATE: November 7th, 8th, & 9th I
The Sun Fiesta committee is pleased to invite all exhibitors, non-profit
organizations, educational groups, and charities to participate in this three
day event. The Sertoma Club is a service organization, and this is a fund
Raiser for the Women's Sertoma Club of Venice.


'08 SUN FIESTA "BED RACES"
Theme: Party in Paradise with Women's Sertoma

Date: October 18, 2008
Time: 8:00 am Check-in, 9:00 am Race
Where: Downtown.. West Venice Avenue
Fee to enter: $100.00 per Team
Prizes: Trophies & Gift Certificates

Rules: Each team to provide their own Bed
* 1 Rider, 4 Pushers & 2 relief Pushers per team.
* No Mechanical Propulsion
Registration Deadline: Oct. 10, 2008
EVERYONE WELCOME!
For further information call:
Nancy Jordan 941-468-5146 or
Barbara Thompson 941-284-1239

Complete & Submit with entry fee to:
Sun Fiesta, c/o Nancy Jordan
641 Silk Oak Dr. Venice, FL 34293
Team Name
Team Captain
Sponsor
Address


E-mail


S $125.00 per space (each space is 12'X12')
$50.00 for non-profit (please provide copy of 501-c3)
Tents are available for a cost of $125.00 for a 10'X10' top only.
Electricity is available for a fee of $50.00 and the vendor must provide
his own 100' grounded electrical cord.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE SEPT. 15, 2008.
Refunds will only be given prior to September 30th.


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DO YOU NEED A MAP TO VENICE AND THE LOCATION?
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For and in consideration of permission to participate in the 2008 Sun
Fiesta in downtown Venice on October 17, 18, & 19, 2008, the
SUndersigned hereby agrees to assume the risk, and hereby releases and
agrees to indemnify the Women's Sertoma Club of Venice and any others
I organizing or assisting in the show from any and all losses or claims
arising out of the ,.. ... s participation.


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Downtown grill closure a surprise


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


Former circus gal opening glitzy business


BY ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST

Just months short of reaching its 24th
anniversary, the lights have gone out for
the final time at James' Place Island Grill,
117W Venice Ave.
A meeting point for hundreds of visi-
tors and residents, the restaurant opened
its doors in December 1984. For 15 years
it was a breakfast and lunch restaurant
operated by James Corcoran. Its sidewalk
dining became a hallmark of downtown
Venice.
Interior walls were decorated with
memorabilia of the British royal family. In
particular, the life of the late Princess
Diana became a popular attraction in
photographs, plaques and souvenirs.


Three years ago it was acquired by
Michael Meerman, who continued serv-
ing breakfast and lunch and then intro-
duced evening dining. The interior was
completely redesigned with artwork pro-
vided by a local gallery.
The current economic slowdown likely
precipitated the recent closure.
Local businessman David Macree pur-
chased the property from Corcoran about
12 months ago.
"It will definitely continue as a restau-
rant, but I am looking for an experienced
restaurateur," he said.
In the few days since posting a "For
Rent" sign, he was very surprised at hav-
ing already received 12 inquiries.

businews@comcast.net


NuBarter members take it in trade


BY ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST

Bartering for goods and
services is taking off
among businesses in Sara-
sota County, according to
NuBarter franchisee Car-
oline Gosnell. Her agency,
launched a year ago, is
growing fast assisting local
businesses.
NuBarter was launched
six years ago in Savannah,
Ga., by Gary Field, a mem-
ber of the global Inter-
national Reciprocal Trade
Association, which esti-
mates the industry has $10
billion in annual revenue.
A new twist on an old
idea, is how Field de-
scribes his company,
which aims to help busi-
nesses reduce cash expen-
ditures and save reserves
by obtaining new cash
customers, increasing
cash flow and profitability.
Field says he has devised
fail-safe methods for lim-
iting and monitoring bar-
tering, and not converting
cash clients into barter
customers.
Living in Savannah in
2005, Gosnell was strug-
gling to get into a business
of her own as her husband


had been forced into re-
tirement by ill health. See-
ing the fledgling NuBarter
company steadily grow-
ing, she took an adminis-
trative post.
Realizing there was an
opportunity to build her
own NuBarter territory,
she acquired the franchise
for Sarasota, Manatee and
Charlotte counties in 2007
and moved to Venice. In
the past year she has built
her NuBarter business to
28 members.
They pay a $395 fee to
join and receive a free $500
line of barter credit. A
monthly fee of $15 cash
and $15 barter dollars plus
a 10-percent fee on pur-
chases is used by NuBarter
for administration and
marketing for members.
"All bartering is done
100 percent trade in a new
currency: special barter
dollars," said Gosnell.
Members of the 6-year-
old company can barter
with colleagues locally, na-
tionally and international-
ly, and use the Internet
services of nubarter.com.
She highlighted a re-
cent barter transaction in
which a Savannah hotel
hosted the NuBarter fran-


chisees convention and
virtually no cash was ex-
changed. Participants paid
in barter dollars and the
hotel used those to barter
for replacement linens,
staff uniforms and clean-
ing supplies from NuBart-
er members.
Bobbie Burton, owner
of Burton's Party Store,
3956 South Tamiami Trail,
and a NuBarter member,
said, "I think it is an excel-
lent service, assisting local
businesses during these
difficult economic times."
Fran Miller of Ecosmart
Services said, "I've traded
my services and used the
barter dollars with a chiro-
practor and I am planning
a vacation with a NuBarter
travel agent."
The U.S. government
officially recognized barter
exchanges in 1982 with the
passage of the Tax Equity &
Fiscal Responsibility Act
requiring all barter ex-
changes to classify their
members' barter sales as
reportable income to the
IRS via an annual 1099-B
filing. Gosnell said that
NuBarter assists members
with their filing.

businews@comcast.net


ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST


After growing up and
performing in the circus all
her life, Venice resident
Bonnie Seidon has decid-
ed to turn her talents to
business, launching www.
glitz4pets.com.
Operating from her
home, she uses the skills
acquired making glitzy
costumes for performers
to custom design embroi-
dered dog coats and tags
with rhinestones and se-
quins for all occasions,
including Halloween and
Christmas.
Other stock items will
include beds, strollers and
goods pertaining to dogs,
including clutch and strap
bags, and book ends.
Seidon specialized in
the trapeze, Spanish cloud
swing rope work and trick
bicycling, working with
her family in Chipper-
field's Circus. She is a
member of the famed Bale
family inducted into the St.
Armands Circus Ring of
Fame in 2003. Her mother
was a custom designer and
maker of costumes for per-
formers. Her husband is
the owner Al's Fabrications
in Nokomis, manufactur-
ing auto gates and railings.
Sign Shak has moved
There is definitely more
traffic at the newly opened
location of Sign Shak, 1940
South Tamiami Trail, said
Bill Heydet, co-owner with
Gene Maillett.
For the past six years
they operated from Center
Court making every kind
of traditional sign in full


color on large-format digi-
tal printing machines.
"We do it all in-house
with our own designers,
printers and fitters," said
Heydet.
They supplied wrap-
around color signs for
Plumber Dave, County
Plumbing and House of
Lords vehicles. Addition-
ally they custom print T-
shirts and embroider caps
and shirts.
Heydet, from Newtown,
Pa., and Maillett, of Na-
shua, N.H., began as avia-
tion repair technicians be-
fore moving into the sign
industry.
Store hours are 9 a.m.-
5.30 p.m. weekdays, and
Saturday mornings. Call
408-7446.
Spring opening
for Publix
March 2009 is the
scheduled date for the
opening of the Publix at
345 Jacaranda Blvd., in the
new Jacaranda Commons
Shopping Center, said
Shannon Patten, compa-
ny spokesperson.
Construction of the
45,000-square-foot store
shell began a few weeks
ago. It is the anchor store
for this community shop-
ping center, which will
front the planned new
roundabout at East Venice
Avenue at Jacaranda Boul-
evard.
The store will have a
pharmacy, but due to less
available space it is unlike-
ly to have the walk-in clin-
ic Publix has been intro-
ducing to its stores in Flor-
ida.
Lobster pots
this weekend
Special celebrations are
planned for the Labor Day
weekend, highlighted with
lobster pots reminiscent of
a New England clambake.
For this annual event local
bands will entertain diners
at the Crow's Nest restau-
rant on the South Jetty
overlooking Venice Inlet.


Call 484-9551.
Forty and
Eight coming
One hundred and thirty
veterans of the Forty and
Eight American Legion
arrive in Venice for their
annual three-day conven-
tion on Sept. 25.
The group was formed
in 1920 by World War I ser-
vicemen who in France
had been transported to
the front line in small rail-
road boxcars holding 40
men and eight horses.
Coco Hibbitts of the
Venice Area Chamber of
Commerce is arranging
for members to contribute
store invitations and gifts
in welcome bags for the
veterans.
"It is the second gather-
ing we have hosted, and
they are returning because
they enjoyed their visit last
year," said Diana Metcalf,
general manager, Holiday
Inn Express Venice, 380
Commercial Court. Call
the VACC at 488-2236 to
contribute to the welcome
bags.
Island project for sale
Bill Martin of In-Island
Development has its 1.83-
acre planned project on
the island ofVenice for sale
at $3,995,000.
Plans have been ap-
proved for a 26-unit town-
house development on the
site of the former nursing
home at 437 S. Nokomis
Ave. Each of the tri-level
brownstone style town-
houses was being market-
ed at $675,000.
"Reality is, right now is
not a good time to be
building," said Troy Sacco,
Realtor with Re/Max Ef-
fort Realty.
He believes it is a per-
fect investor project for a
boutique hotel, splitting
the units to make 100
rooms, and using land
across the avenue for
parking. Call 445-3939.

businews@comcast.net


BIZ BRIEFS


Biz Briefs features notices of
business-related events and
meetings, new hires and promo-
tions, new businesses and signif-
icant professional awards, hon-
ors and achievements. Sub-
missions should be e-mailed to
bmudge@venicegondolier.com.
Fundraising forum
AFP Southwest Florida Chap-
ter will hold A Conversation with
the Grantmakers on Tuesday,
Sept. 9. Featured panelists are
Teri Hansen, president and CEO,
Gulf Coast Community Foun-
dation of Venice; Stewart Steams,
president and CEO, Community
Foundation of Sarasota County;
Marilyn Howard, executive di-
rector, Manatee Community
Foundation; and Gregory Bo-
bonich, CEO, Charlotte Com-
munity Foundation
The event is at Michael's On
East, 1212 E. Avenue S., beginning
at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $25 for AFP
members, $30 for guests. Call 921-
5410 or visit www.eventbrite.
com/event/154636522.
Lawrence joins
Bank of Venice
David E Voigt, chair of the
board of The Bank of Venice,
announced the appointment of
Mickey Lawrence, certified trea-
sury professional, to senior vice
president of corporate services.
Lawrence will be responsible
for the development of the
bank's treasury management
sales and services in the Venice
area. He will also serve on the
product development commit-
tee for the bank's parent compa-
ny, TIB Banking Corporation.
Lawrence has been working
in the in theVenice-area banking
industry since 1972. He has been
a senior vice president at both
Guaranty Bank and Trust and
First National Bank of Venice.
Lawrence is a past chair of the


Venice Area Chamber of Com-
merce, the Hospital Foundation
and Leadership Sarasota Coun-
ty. He is currently the president
of The Linebacker Club, a mem-
ber and emcee of the Venice
Sports Hall of Fame and a mem-
ber of the chamber's Past Pres-
idents Council.
Edwards receives
Impact Award
Nancy Edwards, director of
instructional technology and
distance learning at Manatee
Community College, received an
ANGEL Impact Award at the
annual ANGEL User Conference
in Cincinnati, Ohio, in May.
A New Global Environment
for Learning is the learning
management software MCC
uses to deliver online courses.
Before coming to MCC in
January of last year, Edwards
was interim director of faculty
and course development at
Florida Gulf Coast University.
She also has held director posi-
tions at two area hospitals and
worked as a teacher and a nurse.
She has a master's degree in
health education from Nova
Southeastern University, Fort
Lauderdale, and is pursuing a
Ph.D. in leadership and educa-
tion from Barry University, Mi-
ami.
Schott to lead
Coldwell Banker Residential
Real Estate announces that
Marilyn Schott, CSP a former
manager with Michael Saunders
and a veteran real estate profes-
sional, recently accepted the
position of branch manager of
the company's Siesta Key office.
A certified speaking profes-
sional, Schott, of Nokomis, is
experienced in all aspects of the
real estate transaction process
with domestic and international
customers. She is the author of


two anthologies. For more infor-
mation, visit www.marilynschott.
com or call 349-4411.
Ambassador Suites
goes green
The Florida Department of
Environmental Protection wel-
comes the Best Western Am-
bassador Suites to the Florida
Green Lodging Program, a vol-
untary state initiative that pro-
vides the lodging industry with
technical assistance and en-
courages hotels and motels to
adopt cost-saving "green" prac-
tices that reduce waste and con-
serve natural resources.
These practices include: water
conservation measures through
low-flow plumbing fixtures, a
linen reuse program, energy effi-
ciency, waste reduction and the
use of green cleaners.
PGT donates windows
PGT Industries donated 61
WinGuard Impact-Resistant
windows to the city of North Port
for use in the new Family Service
Center building currently under
construction.
These windows will con-
tribute to the integrity of the
new two-story Family Service
Center building, allowing vital
social services to be provided
uninterrupted in the event of a
hurricane.
PGT is headquartered in Ven-
ice, Fla. with two additional
manufacturing facilities in
Salisbury, N.C. and Lexington,
N.C.
\Taylor joins BBBS staff
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the
Sun Coast has announced that
Gina Taylor has joined the
agency as it communications
and marketing director.
After her retirement in 2002
from the Sarasota County
School Board, Taylor founded


the Cornerstone MODEL Pro-
gram at Venice High School. As
the mentoring program coordi-
nator, she worked in coopera-
tion with Big Brothers Big Sisters
in developing and running the
program.
Conference in Venice
The Florida Business and
Professional Women's 2008 Fall
Conference is being sponsored
by the BPW Englewood/Venice,
BPW North Sarasota and BPW
Charlotte County organizations.
The conference will be held at
the Holiday House ofVenice, 455
North U.S. 41 Bypass, Venice,
Oct. 10, 11 and 12.
There will be workshops,
speakers, entertainment and a
chance to meet with BPW
women from throughout the
state. Nonmembers are invited.
For more information contact
Chris Davis, (941) 473-4759 or
chris74davis@ewol.com.
Juchnowicz certified
Jeff Juchnowicz, an employee
of Venice-based Gardenmasters
of SW Florida pest control and a
full-time student at Manatee
Community College, passed the
Florida state lawn and orna-
mental exam to become a certi-
fied pest control operator. He is
now privileged to practice lawn
and ornamental pest control
and fertilization in Florida.
Gulf Coast accredited
Gulf Coast Orthotics & Pro-
sthetics Center LLC has received
a three-year accreditation award
in orthotics and prosthetics by
the American Board for Cert-
ification in Orthotics and Pro-
sthetics.
This award represents the
highest level of accreditation
achievable in the profession of
orthotics and prosthetics.
Gulf Coast Orthotics & Pro-


sthetics Center, 1203 Jacaranda
Blvd., Venice and provides brac-
ing and prosthetic services by
Keith Roderiques, a licensed and
certified orthotist and pros-
thetist. Call 497-3800.
MCC's Mahoney
wins award
Art Mahoney, a Manatee Com-
munity College Small Business
Development Center business
analyst, received the Regional
Certified Business Analyst of the
Year award from the Florida
SBDC Network at an annual con-
ference held in June in Daytona
Beach.
Mahoney's award recognized
his expertise in marketing,
teamwork, resource utilization
and client impact. Mahoney has
broad experience in marketing
and business development. He
is former president of a Colo-
rado marketing agency voted
"best strategic marketing com-
pany" by Colorado Business
magazine for two consecutive
years.
Mahoney volunteers his mar-
keting expertise to Sarasota
organizations that include the
chamber of commerce, Jewish
Family and Children's Service
and Senior Friendship Center.
He is a member of the Sarasota
Economic Development Corp-
oration's marketing committee.
Mahoney has a bachelor's
degree in journalism from Rut-
gers University, New Brunswick,
N.J., and attended Boston Uni-
versity's Graduate School of
Public Relations and Commun-
ication.
MCC's SBDC assists business-
people with classes, workshops
and individual counseling.
Many free services are available
to those seeking to start a busi-
ness or enhance an existing
business. For information, call
408-1412.





SUN NEWSPAPERS 7A


Eger edges


Filipkowski in


public defender


primary


BY ANNE
KLOCKENKEMPER
STAFF WRITER

Late Tuesday night, the
12th Judicial Circuit Public
Defender's Republican pri-
mary race between Ron
Filipkowski and Larry Eger
was still undecided, as
absentee ballots remained
uncounted due to a software
error in Sarasota County.
By Wednesday afternoon,
however, the absentee bal-
lots were counted. The unof-
ficial election night returns
revealed Eger defeated
Filipkowski. Eger won with
a total of 23,712 votes, or
50.5 percent, to Filipkowski's
23,287 votes, 49.5 percent,
once DeSoto, Manatee and
Sarasota county totals were
combined.
Eger could not be reached
for comment. In a previous
interview, however, he stat-
ed that one of his goals, if
elected, will be to establish
additional diversionary pro-
grams for the mentally ill
and those suffering from
drug addiction, where appro-
priate.
Eger will now face Demo-
crat Adam Tebrugge in the
Nov. 4 general election.
Although Tebrugge knows
who he'll be running against
in the fall, he said he doesn't
plan to change anything
about the way he's been cam-
paigning.
"I've been running a very
positive campaign, based on
my experiences, and I'm
going to continue doing
that," he said. "But this
(knowing his opponent) does
crystallize things."
Tebrugge, who was wait-
ing to put up signs and
advertising until after the
primary, will kick that por-
tion of his campaign off this
weekend. He said one of the
challenges of this race was
making the rounds of all
three counties, but added he
was trying to visit every
town.

annek@sun-herald.com


OBITUARIES

Joanna F. Bunker
Joanna Frances (Manning)
Bunker, 64, of Port Charlotte,
Fla., formerly of Johnson City,
Tenn., died Monday, Aug. 25,
2008, at Venice Regional
Medical Center after an
extended illness.
Joanna was born in Galion,
Ohio, on Nov. 15, 1943 to the
late Samuel and the late
Frances (Shockley) Manning.
She married Marvin Delouis
Bunker on Jan., 12, 1963, and
he survives her.
She was a graduate of
Galion Senior High School,
Class of 1961, and a graduate of
the Marion School of Nursing.
Joanna was employed as an
LPN with Galion Community
Hospital and Children's
Clinic, and then worked at
the Mountain Region Family
Practice, both of Kingsport,
Tenn., for 30 years, retiring in
2000. She attended Port
Charlotte United Methodist
Church, Port Charlotte, Fla.
She is survived by her
daughter, Cheri Lynn Bunker
of Johnson City, Tenn., her
son and daughter-in-law,
Stewart Lee and Robyn
Bunker of Taunton, Mass.; four
grandchildren: Evan Bunker,
Tara Bunker-Bolerjack, Peyton
Bunker and Ella Bunker; three
special aunts: Beatrice Monroe
of Venice, Fla., Patricia
Fisher of Galion, Ohio, and
Carol Shockley of Galion,
Ohio; five brothers-in-law
and seven sisters-in-law:
Keith and Laverne Bunker of
Lexington, Ohio, Shirley Rhea
of Mansfield, Ohio, Maxine
Bunker of North Woodbury,
Ohio, Gladys and Larry
Montgomery of Marion, Ohio,
Helen and Nolen Bunker,
Mansfield, Ohio, Harold and
Bert Clark of Des Moines,
Iowa, and Mildred and Ward
Carter of Stuart, Fla.; and sev-
eral nieces and nephews
Services: Friends may call
Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to
1:30 p.m. at Mark A.
Schneider Funeral Home,
Galion. Funeral services will
be held on Saturday, Aug. 30
at 1:30 p.m. at the Mark A.
Schneider Funeral Home,
Galion, with the Rev. Don
Trigg officiating. Burial will fol-
low in the Crawford County
Memory Gardens, Crestline.
Online condolences may be
made to the family at
masfh.com.
Contributions: Memorial
contributions may be made to
the American Cancer Society
through the funeral home.


Miss Sun Fiesta

Beauty Pagean

hosted for the 1 time by the
36h Annual Sun Fiesta


SATURDAY

OCTOBER 18, 2008

AT 11:30 A.M.
The winner will receive a scholarship!
The runners up will receive prizes.


Qualifications include:
Between the age of 17 & 20 years.


Name


POLICE BEAT


'Tow to Go' offered
Anyone who has had too much to
drink Labor Day weekend has a safe
way to get home without jeopardizing
his life or the lives of others by driving
impaired.
Budweiser and AAAAuto Club South
will protect drivers on Monday thanks
to Tow to Go, a program that provides a
free, confidential ride home for any per-
son who has had too much to drink,
plus a tow home for his vehicle.
If you see that someone has had too
much to drink, or you yourself have
enjoyed a few too many, you can call
(800) AAA-HELP for you and your car
to get home safely. The service is
offered today through Monday.
Since 1982, drunken-driving fatali-
ties during the Labor Day period are
down 44 percent, according to the U.S.
Department of Transportation. In
addition, the U.S. Coast Guard reports
that boating fatalities with alcohol as a
primary cause were down 7 percent
from 2005 to 2006.
False report leads to arrest
On Aug. 22, at 2:52 a.m., Venice
Police officers were dispatched to an
overturned vehicle at Edmondson
Road and Capri Isles Boulevard. Upon
arrival, officers discovered a black
Infiniti on its roof.
Damage revealed that the vehicle
had been driven at a high rate of speed
westbound in the parking lot of Triano
Circle. It then crashed through a fence
and struck a large metal pole and a
concrete sign. Officers could not
locate anyone near the scene.
Shortly after discovering this crash,
the Venice Police dispatcher heard the
sheriff's office being dispatched to the
area of Jacaranda Boulevard and Plum
Lane to an intoxicated white male
walking in traffic, bleeding from
numerous abrasions. Officers respond-
ed and spoke with the subject and two
females.
While responding, VPD was noti-
fied by SCSO dispatch that Dominick
Melfi, 22, 400 block Argus Road, the
registered owner of the overturned
vehicle, had called them from his resi-
dence to report his car stolen.
An officer went to Melfi's home to
speak with him while the three sub-
jects were being interviewed. The
bleeding man admitted he knew Melfi
and that he had been at his residence
when Melfi came home saying he had
just flipped his car. The two females
also independently corroborated this
account.
Melfi was placed him under arrest
for leaving the scene of a crash with
property damage and filing a false
police report.
Assault with a knife
On Aug. 20, at 7 p.m., Venice Police
officers responded to the 1000 block of
Lillian Street regarding a domestic dis-
turbance involving a man armed with


SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.com
The Florida Highway Patrol reported a hit-and-run accident on Laurel
Road Tuesday east of U.S. 41. Chu Revel was driving his vehicle west-
bound on Laurel Road when what he described as a beige sedan heading
eastbound attempted to make a right-hand turn, cutting across Revel's
lane directly in front of him. Revel veered onto the shoulder to avoid a col-
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detained William J. Hurff, 48.
The victim reported that Hurff had
threatened her with a large fillet knife
during an argument. The argument
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Shopping Ave., Sarasota. Charge: dri-
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Forest St., Nokomis. Charge: driving
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with suspended license, failure to
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$370.
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Shamrock Drive, Venice. Charge: pos-
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grams, with intent to sell. Bond: $3,500.
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Pine Glen Way, Englewood. Charge:
obtaining property in return for
worthless check. Bond: $1,000.
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FRIDAY, AUG. 29, 2008









8A
FRIDAY
AUG. 29, 2008 SPORTS


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


HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCOUTING REPORT



Venice's opponent




for this week:




Cardinal Mooney


BY TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR

School: Cardinal Mooney High School
(Sarasota)
District: 2B-6
Record: (0-0)
Mascot: Cougars
Colors: Crimson and gold

Last year
The Cougars notched a 4-6 record
in 2007, but they lost three games by
one touchdown or less. Cardinal
Mooney head coach Josh Smithers
said he's tried to block out most of
2007, but is optimistic about the
upcoming season. The Cougars return
19 seniors -you will see 14 of those in
the starting lineup.

How Cardinal
Mooney can win
The size differential between
Venice's offensive tackles (combined
599 pounds) and the Cougars' defen-
sive ends (combined 418 pounds) is
astounding, That should make it easy
for Dri Archer to get to the outside or
for Trey Burton to pick apart the sec-
ondary with plenty of time to throw.
"We didn't say specifically that we
were going to try to get outside,"
Venice head coach John Peacock said.
"But we're going to try to create mis-
matches and get (Archer) in some
space at halfback and at wide receiver.
But we're going to still use our power
running game ... I don't consider Dri
an outside running back."
The Cougars don't have anybody as
fast as Archer, so their best bet is to
keep the Venice offense off the field. If
their experienced, athletic offensive
line can open up some holes against a
banged-up Indians D-line, senior
running back Stephen lerulli could
chew up some clock. Success running
the football should open up the pass-
ing game through some play-action
looks.
The key will be to keep the score


down, because Cardinal Mooney can-
not win a shootout.

Who to watch for
lerulli is the key to the Cougars'
offense, but they have a very capable
senior quarterback in Robby Lyons. At
6-foot-3-inches and 190 pounds,
Lyons is a prototypical high school
quarterback. Coaches have more con-
fidence in his ability to throw the ball
than they do in their receivers' ability
to catch the ball, however.
If lerulli can establish the run,
Cardinal Mooney will be able to move
the ball with short passes.

Coachspeak
"They've got the (Sarasota Herald-
Tribune) Coach of the Year in John
Peacock on the sidelines and we're
truly at a disadvantage," Smithers said.
"It doesn't mean we're not going to
play hard."

On the home front
Although it's only a preseason
game, Peacock insists the Indians'
offense won't hold anything back.
"You're going to see it all. I don't
want to go into Riverview holding stuff
back," he said. "We're not going to
sneak up on anybody this year (any-
way)."
On defense, Venice got a shot in
the arm Monday with the return of
senior defensive tackle James Auxier,
who missed two weeks with a bro-
ken hand. He'll be limited by playing
in a cast, but Peacock is confident
that he will be able to go 100 percent
by kickoff.
The Venice special teams need not
worry about their kicking game. An
earlier report that senior place kicker
Ed Delahanty had a broken toe turned
out to be false. A minor dislocation
kept him out of practice for a day, but
Delahanty will be ready for the Kickoff
Classic.

tmiller@venicegondolier.com


Berkeley 'Bucs' Venice


BY TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR

Welcome to the bigs,
Venice.
The Venice High School
volleyball team looked their
age in a 26-24, 25-13, 25-22
preseason loss to Berkeley
Preparatory School Thursday
at the Teepee. That is to say,
they were inconsistent.
Twice Venice held the
lead late in games, but the
Indians were unable to fin-
ish the job. The killer instinct
present in their sweep of
Fort Myers High School
Tuesday was nowhere to be
found.
"We're a couple serves
from being up 2-1. It's just a
matter of getting a little
dirty and getting in the pit a
little bit," head coach Brian
Wheatley said. "You can't let
a team get off so easy like
that."
Venice led 22-20 in game
one, but let the lead slip
away. In game three, the
Indians led 19-18 but ended
the match on the raw end of


SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.com
Brittany Burrows serves up the ball against Berkeley Preparatory
School on Thursday.


a 7-4 run.
The Buccaneers kept
Venice off balance all night


by using multiple offensive

Please see VOLLEYBALL, 9A


Smith finds competition in Englewood


BY TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR

The Venice High School girls
golf team has a long way to go.
As a team, the Lady Indians
shot a 259 in their loss to Lemon
Bay High School at Lemon Bay
Golf Club Thursday. The Manta
Rays shot a 178.
Venice's Crystal Smith began
her journey back to the state
tournament while her team-
mates struggled. The defending
District 2A-14 and Region 2A-5
champion shot a 2-over-par 38
for the second-best round of the
day. Lemon Bay's Kristin Galek
shot a 37.
"That's what Crystal needs is to
be playing competitive girls and
competitive opponents," Venice
head coach Wayne Robertson

Please see GOLF, 9A


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SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.com
Crystal Smith of the Venice High Girls Golf Team.


Depth Charts


When Venice has the ball...

FS
1 Joe Ceravolo
(Jr. 6'0" 190)
20 N. Conforti
(Jr. 5'8" 170)

SLB
22 S. Barletta
(Sr. 6'0" 195)
18 D. Lee
(Jr. 5'11" 175)


When Cardinal Mooney has the ball...


MLB
32 B. Flessner
(Jr. 6'1" 190)
35 N. Smith
(Jr. 6'1" 190)


SS
6 E. Maciejczyk
(So. 5'9"155)
20 N. Conforti
(Jr. 5'8" 170)

WLB
8 C. Toole
(Sr. 6'2" 190)
42 S. lerulli
(Sr. 5'9"195)


CB Cardinal Mooney CB
21 B. Bobish 2 J. Adler
(Sr. 5'10"180) eL defense (Jr.6'0"180)
25 -T. Mould 6 E. Maciejczyk
(Sr. 5'10" 175) (So. 5'9"155)

RE RT LT LE
90 J.Tate 99 G. Hamje 54 C. Cole 40 C. Montgomery
(Sr. 6'1" 200) (Sr. 6'0" 225) (So. 6'1" 300) (Sr. 6'3" 218)
7 T. Deering 73 -A. DeMauro 52 M. Smith 58 S. Kildahl
(Sr. 6'4" 210) (Jr. 5'10" 225) (Jr. 6'3" 260) (Jr. 5'10" 170)


OLB
15 -T. Haskett
(Sr. 6' 182)
9 R. McRae
(Jr. 5'8"162)


SLB
32 E. Mix (Sr. 5'11" 189)
34 O. Desyatnikov
(So. 5'10" 172)


RE RT
8 C. Burton 55 D. Fanti
(So. 6'3" 225) (So. 5'11" 219)
81 B. Wilkinson 75 D. Schillinger
(Jr. 6'4" 194) (Sr. 5'10" 251)


WLB
58 J. Owen
(Sr. 6'1" 197)
44 J. Bailey
(Jr. 5'10" 209)


Venice
defense



LT
65 J. Auxier
(Sr. 6'2" 256)
72 J. Barone
(Sr. 6'0" 247)


LG
50-
B. Howe
(Sr. 6'0" 210)
65-
J. Auxier
(Sr. 6'2" 256)


C
70-
B. O'Leary
(Jr. 6'0" 252)
76-
K. McKlenithan
(So. 6'0" 234)


RG
60-
K. Gilbert
(Sr. 6'1" 262)
66-
K. Suttles
(Jr. 5'11" 253)


QB
22 -T. Burton
(Jr. 6'3" 219)
11 J. lorio
(Jr. 5'10" 163)


FB TB
35 C. Armstrong 1 D. Archer
(Jr. 5'9" 210) (Sr. 5'7" 158)
44 J. Bailey 9 R. McRae
(Jr. 5'10" 209) (Jr. 5'8" 162)


RT
77-
B. Nagle
(Sr. 6'5" 302)
75-
D. Schillinger
(Sr. 5'10" 251)

TE
80 B. Wales
(Jr. 6'3" 217)
81 B. Wilkinson
(Jr. 6'4" 194)


WR
10 M. Brandow
(Sr. 5'11" 163)
21 J. Boyle
(So. 5'9" 148)
2 E. Boone
(Jr. 5'7" 160)


LT
77-
B. Nowak
(Sr. 6'3" 250)
70-
S. Ruane
(Jr. 5'11" 225)


LG
52-
M. Smith
(Jr. 6'3" 260)
77-
B. Nowak
(Sr. 6'3" 250)


WR C
11 D. Lustro 3
(Sr. 5'11" 170) (
12 D. Knopfke 2
(Sr. 6'0" 185) (


FB
Cardinal 22 -S.Barletta
Mooney (Sr.6'0" 195)
28 R. Lane
offense (Jr. 5'9" 165)


C
55-
M. Rzonka
(Sr. 6'0" 220)
70-
S. Ruane
(Jr. 5'11" 225)


RG
66-
J. Duncan
(Sr. 6'0" 225)
75-
Z. Azadian
(Sr. 6'1" 265)


QB
- R. Lyons
Sr. 6'3" 190)
- J. Adler
Jr. 6'0" 180)


HB
42 S. lerulli
(Sr. 5'9"195)
20 N. Conforti
(Jr. 5'8"170)
25 -T. Mould
(Sr. 5'10" 175)


RT
50-
G. Weber
(Jr. 6'4" 270)
75-
Z. Azadian
(Sr. 6'1" 265)


OLB
33 K. Rodgers
(So. 5'10" 175)
87 C. Sallis
(So. 6'1"183)






LE
78 B. Steele
(Sr. 6'5" 245)
80 B. Wales
(Jr. 6'3" 217)


LT
79-
M. Lopez
(Sr. 6'5" 297)
71-
J. Garcia
(Jr. 6'1" 264)


WR
4 R. Fordham
(Sr. 6'2" 167)
18 M. Bishop
(Sr. 5'8" 152)
10 M. Brandow
(Sr. 5'11" 163)


Venice
offense


TE
40 C. Montgomery
(Sr. 6'3" 138)
90 J. Tate
(Sr. 6'1" 200)


WR
1 J. Ceravolo
(Jr. 6'0" 190)
4 D. Obermeier
(Sr. 6'0" 175)


lK.,






FRIDAY, AUG. 29, 2008


GOLF from Page 8A


said. "They were back and
forth."
Smith's shot of the day
was a long birdie putt on a
par-3.
Venice (1-1) will get some
help beginning next week.
Defending Class 2A state
champion Casey Kennedy
missed Thursday's tri-
match while playing in an
out-of-state tournament.
Port Charlotte High
School was the third partic-
ipant in Englewood. The
Pirates forfeited with only
three golfers. Lemon Bay
begins the season 2-0.
In boys action, Venice
cruised to their third win in
two days. The Indians (3-0)
shot a 153 to defeat North
Port High School at Heron
Creek Golf & Country Club
Wednesday.
Venice's Spencer Dun-
ford, playing from the
three-slot, finished with the
low round of the day, a 1-
under-par 35. That brings
his season average to 37
after a 39 at Plantation in
the season opening tri-
match. Frank Perilli turned


in a plus-1 37 against North
Port from the five slot,
improving his score from
42 a day earlier. Tim
Garofalo shot a 38 from the
one slot, giving Venice
three scores below 40 on
the day.
North Port (0-1) shot 180
as a team and no players
broke 40.

miller@
venicegondolier.com

Scorecard
Girls
1. Lemon Bay-178. Kristin
Galek 37, Cara Zambello 41,
Elise Schanley 51, Nichole
Ducheney 50, Reann Kastor
50. 2. Venice 259. Crystal
Smith 38, Maggie Kowalik
70, Taylor Olson 68, Morgan
Farrell 83. 3. Port Charlotte
- forfeit.
Boys
1. Venice 153. Tim
Garofalo 38, Spencer
Dunford 35, Frank Perilli 37,
David Panfil 43. 2. North
Port 180. Chad Chamard
45, Chase Kulczak 42, Jesse
Ayres 47, Austin Myers 46.


SUN NEWSPAPERS 9A


VOLLEYBALL from Page 8A

weapons that you just don't see
playing at the junior varsity level.
Jordan Burgess, Chelsea Parker
and Lindsay Young each had
more than 10 kills. Burgess led
the team with 15.
The Indians had no such
options. Only Dorothy Rahal broke
10 kills to finish with 12. Especially
in game two, it seemed Venice had
no other hitters. Over and over,
Berkeley Prep defended Rahal's
hits because
they knew
"This is what where they
would come
preseason is d come
from.
about": "If you
Brian don't play de-
fense, you're
Wheatley, VHS a one-option

head volley- offense,"
Wheatley
ball coach said. 'Against
BerkeleyPrep,
it isn't going to
work."
Venice's Jillian Allen finished
with a team-high 14 digs and
Taylor Capasso garnered 31
assists.
The regular season unbeaten
streak in the Teepee still stands.
The Indians are still 0-0 this season.


SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.com

Emily Daniels makes a dig against Berkeley Preparatory on Thursday.


"This is what preseason is
about," Wheatley said. "This is why
we bring in good competition but I
really felt like we could have
pushed that team for a couple
more games at least."


Venice opens the regular season
on the road at District 5A-12 foe
Lakewood Ranch High School
Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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LEGAL NOTICES


16 NOTICE OF ACTION 16 NOTICE OF ACTION


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

IN RE:
Forfeiture of:
1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic
LS (Beige)
VIN: 1G1BN52P5RR191529

Case No: 2006 CA 011353 NC
Div. No.: C
Judge: The Honorable Deno
Economou

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO:
John Michael Karel and his
putative heirs
4821 Sunday Court
Sarasota, FL 34235

YOU ARE NOTIFIED than an
action to forfeit your interest in
the above-described property in
Sarasota County Florida has
been filed, and you are required
to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, on Petitioner's
attorney, Robert Dietz, Assistant
Attorney General, Office of the
Attorney General, 501 East
Kennedy Blvd., Suite 1100,
Tampa, Florida 33602, if you
wish to contest this forfeiture
action on or before September
22, 2008 and file the original
with the clerk of this court either
before service on Petitioner's
attorney or immediately there-
after. If you fail to do so a default
will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the peti-
tion.
Dated: August 12, 2008

Clerk Of The Court
KAREN RUSHING
Sara Bejar
As Deputy Clerk

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
copy of the Notice of Action has
been furnished by U.S. Mail to
John Michael Karel and his
putatuve heirs, at 4821 Sunday
Court, Sarasota, FL 34235 on
the 6th day of August, 2008.

Clerk Of Court
KAREN RUSHING
By: Sara Bejar
As Deputy Clerk

PUBLISH DATES:
August 22, 2008
August 29, 2008
September 5, 2008
September 12, 2008

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

Case No. 2008-CA-6697-NC
JUDGE: Division "C"

IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
$2,229.00 in U.S. Currency

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: MARK L. MORGAN
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.
WITNESSED by hand and the
Seal of the Court on this 01 day
of August, 2008.

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

PUBLISH:
AUGUST 8, 2008
AUGUST 15, 2008
AUGUST 22, 2008
AUGUST 29, 2008


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR
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.
WITNESSED by hand and the
Seal of the Court on this 01 day
of August, 2008.

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

PUBUSH:
AUGUST 8, 2008
AUGUST 15, 2008
AUGUST 22, 2008
AUGUST 29, 2008

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

NOTICE OF
FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS

TO: ALL Persons or entities hav-
ing or claiming to have any right,
title, or interest in the following
property:

One 2000 Saturn
VIN: 1G8ZK52732Z209475

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
the Sarasota County Sheriff's
Office seized the described prop-
erty on JULY 11, 2008 in
Sarasota County, Florida. A for-
feiture complaint has been filed in
the Circuit Court, Twelfth Judicial
Circuit, in and for Sarasota Coun-
ty, Florida, being Case No.
2008-CA-13393-NC, for the
purpose of obtaining a final order
of forfeiture as to the above
described property upon produc-
ing due proof that same was
used in violation of Florida laws
dealing with contraband, pur-
suant to the Florida Contraband
Forfeiture Act, Sections
932.701-707, Florida Statutes.

Kurt A. Hoffman, Esquire
General Counsel
Sarasota County Sheriff's Ofc
Post Office Box 4115
Sarasota, Florida 34230
Telephone (941)-861-4058;
861-5800

PUBLISH:
August 29, 2008
September 5, 2008


19 NOTICE OF
AUCTION

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Johnson's Towing of Venice
gives Notice of Foreclosure of
Lien and intent to sell these
vehicles on 09/12/2008,
09:00 a.m. at 604 Tamiami
Trail N, Nokomis, FL
34275-2137, pursuant to
subsection 713.78 of the Flori-
da Statutes. Johnson's Tow-
ing of Venice reserves the
right to accept or reject any
and/or all bids.
1995 PONTIAC
1G2HZS2K4S4294376

PUBLISH:
AUGUST 29, 2008


19 NOTICE OF
AUCTION

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Johnson's Towing of Venice
gives Notice of Foreclosure of
Lien and intent to sell these
vehicles on 09/24/2008,
09:00 a.m. at 604 Tamiami
Trail N, Nokomis, FL
34275-2137, pursuant to
subsection 713.78 of the Flori-
da Statutes. Johnson's Tow-
ing of Venice reserves the
right to accept or reject any
and/or all bids.
1B7GL22X1WS716351
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1999 PLYMOUTH

PUBLISH:
AUGUST 29, 2008
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Johnson's Towing of Venice
gives Notice of Foreclosure of
Lien and intent to sell these
vehicles on 09/12/2008,
09:00 a.m. at 604 Tamiami
Trail N, Nokomis, FL
34275-2137, pursuant to
subsection 713.78 of the Flori-
da Statutes. Johnson's Tow-
ing of Venice reserves the
right to accept or reject any
and/or all bids.
1988 Saab
YS3AT76L8J7039961

PUBLISH:
AUGUST 29, 2008

20 NOTICETO
CREDITORS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF,
EVELYN N. BECHER
Deceased

File No. 2008-CP-013249-NC


Personal Representative:
Alan A. Becher
4045 Mohawk St.
Uncoln, NE 68510

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Paul A. Moran, PA.,


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

Attorney
Florida Bar No. 320137
46 N. Washington Blvd
Suite 25A
Sarasota, FL 34236
Telephone: (941)-955-1717
Publish: August 29, 2008
September 5, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
JEANNE S. EGE
Deceased.

File No. 2008-CP-012916NC

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of JEANNE S. EGE, deceased,
whose date of death was August
1, 2008 is pending in the Circuit
Court for Sarasota County, Flori-
da, Probate Division, the address
of which is P.O. Box 3079,
Sarasota, Florida 34230-
3079. The names and address-
es of the personal representative
and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN 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
arTER THU nrrniDENT'c


IS BARRED.
ST PUBLICA-
NOTICE IS
8

presentative:
MDER G. EGE
SRoberts, PA.
Avenue West
lorida 34285

sonal

eil, Jr.
)366846
rts, PA.
ue West
4285
485-2900
8565
9, 2008
18

COURT FOR
COUNTY,
DA
DIVISION


P-013279SC
sion: Probate

EDITORS
of the estate
whose date of
0, 2008, and
rity Number is
pending in the
SARASOTA
obate Division;
ch is Karen E.
-Probate
SBox 3079,
14230-3079.
dresses of the
tative and the
Itative's attor-
elow.
decedent and
wing claims or
t decedent's
a copy of this
to be served
aims with this
SLATER OF 3
THE TIME OF


ney are set forth b
All creditors of the
other persons hav
demands against
estate on whom a
notice is required
must file their cla
court WITHIN THE
MONTHS AFTER


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

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 WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702
OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS
AUGUST 31st, 2008

Personal Representative:
MARC A, MULFORD
995 Tucker Gulch Way
Golden, Colorado 80403

R. W. Wellbaum, Jr, Esq.
Wellbaum & Emery, PA.
Attorneys For Personal
Representative
686 North Indiana Ave, Ste A
Englewood, FL 34223
(941)-474-3241
Florida Bar No. 0176816
Publish: August 31, 2008
September 5, 2008


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORI-
DA PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
ELEANOR P. SULLO,


File No. 2008-CP-11770-SC
Division: Probate

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of ELEANOR P. SULLO,
deceased, whose date of death
was April 29, 2008 is pending
in the Circuit Court for Sarasota
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 4000 S.
Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL
34293. The names and address-
es of the personal representa-
tives and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
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 PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE IS:
August 29, 2008.

Personal Representative:
Barbara E. Miliano
4150 Forbes Trail
Venice, FL 34292

Ann C. Thompson
Attorney For Karla Ebert Olson
Florida Bar No. 040444
152 Nokomis Avenue North
Venice, Florida 34285
Telephone: (941)-484-1996
PUBLISH: August 29, Sept
5th 2008


22 NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE

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

Case No 2008-CA-8919 SC


COMMUNITY
BANK OF
COUNTY,
Plaintiff,


NATIONAL
SARASOTA and


ROBERT A. ZOBRIST &
DONNA M. ZOBRIST,
CITIFINICIAL EQUITY SER-
VICES, INC., CAVALIER
CORPORATION, and
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that
the undersigned, KAREN E.
RUSHING, Clerk of the Cir-
cuit and County Courts of
Sarasota County, Florida,
will on September 17, 2008,
8:30 o'clock A.M., at, 2000
Main Street, Sarasota,
Florida, offer for sale and sell
at public outcry to the highest
bidder for cash, the following
described property situated in
Sarasota County, Florida. The
highest bidder shall immediate-
ly post with the Clerk, a
deposit equal to 5% of the final
bid. The deposit must be cash
or cashier's check payable to
Sarasota County Clerk of
Court.

Lot 14, Block A, Palm
Grove, according to the
Plat thereof, recorded in
Plat Book 1, Pages 69, of
the Public Records of Sara-
sota County, Florida.

Pursuant to the Final Default
Judgment in Foreclosure
entered in a case pending in
said Court in the above-styled
cause.

WITNESS my hand and official
seal of said Court this 18th
day of August, 2008.

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

PUBLISH:
VENICE GONDOLIER SUN
August 29, 2008
September 5, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWELFTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA

Case No 2008 CA 5102 SC

JOHN COFFEY and
KAREN COFFEY
vs.

GERARDE M. SULLIVAN and
JOHN DOE and JANE DOE,
as tenants in possession of
subject property,
Defendants.

SECOND NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that
the undersigned, KAREN E.
RUSHING, Clerk of Circuit
and County Courts of Sara-
sota County, Florida, will on
September 19, 2008, 8:30
o'clock A.M., at 2000 Main
Street, Florida, offer for sale
and sell at public outcry to the
highest bidder for cash, the fol-
lowing described property situ-
ated in Sarasota County, Flori-
da. The highest bidder shall
immediately post with the
Clerk, a deposit equal to 5% of
the final bid. The deposit must
be cash or cashier's check
payable to Sarasota County
Clerk of Court.


22 NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE

Parcel 1:
Lots 10 and 11, Block 209,
EDGEWOOD SECTION OF
VENICE, as per Plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 2,
Page 166, of the Public
Records of Sarasota Coun-
ty, Floirda.


Parcel 2:
Lot 12, Block 209 EDGE-
WOOD SECTION OF VENICE
as per Plat thereof record-
ed in Plat Book 2, Page
166, of the Public Records
of Sarasota County, Florida;
LESS that portion previous-
ly deeded to the State Road
Department for the right-of-
way as shown in Official
Records Book 487, Page
287, of the Public Records
of Sarasota County, Florida.

and

Parcel 3:
All of Lot 13, and the West
42 feet of Lot 14, Block
209, NORTH EDGEWOOD
SECTION OF VENICE, as
per Plat thereof recorded in
Plat Book 3, Page 8, of the
Public Records of Sarasota
County, Florida; LESS that
portion of Lot 13 containing
117 square feet, more or
less taken by condemna-
tion as described in Judge-
ment recorded in Official
Records Book 682, Page
534, of the public Records
of Sarasota County, Florida

and

Parcel 4:
The East 8 feet of Lot 14,
all of Lot 15 and the West
27 feet of Lot 16, Block
209, of VENICE NORTH
EDGEWOOD SECTION,
according to the Plat there-
of, recorded in Plat Book 3,
page 8, of the Public
Records of Sarasota Coun-
ty, Florida.

Pursuant to the Final
Default Judgement in Fore-
closure entered in a case
pending in said Court n the
above-styled cause.

WITNESS my hand and
official seal of said Court
this 20 Day of August.


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

If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs accomoda-
tions in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are enti-
tled, at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance
please contact Court Adminis-
trator at 200 Main Street,
Sarasota, Florida (941)861-
7400 within 2 working days of
your receipt of this document,
if you are hearing or voice
impaired Call 1-800-955-
8771.

PUBLISH:
VENICE GONDOLIER SUN
August 29, 2008
September 5, 2008

Matthew Rheingans, Esq.
3431 Magic Oak Lane
Sarasota, Forida 34232
(Attorney for Plaintiffs)


Gerarde M. Sullivan
2802 Norwood Lane
Venice, Florida 34292



30 NOTICE OF SALE

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


30 NOTICE OF SALE

Case No. 2008-CA-002270-
NC
Division: A

VILLAGEWALK OF SARASOTA
HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION,
INC
Plaintiff,

vs.

WES STRUEBING, a/k/a WILLIAM
E STRUEBING, a single man, and
UNKNOWN TENANTS AND OTH-
ERS IN POSSESSION
Defendantss.

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given pursuant
to a final judgment of foreclosure
entered in the above-styled case,
Case No. 2008-CA002270-NC,
in the Circuit Court, in and for
Sarasota County, Florida, that I
will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the east wing
of the Sarasota County Court-
house in Saraosta County, 200
Main St., Florida at 8:30am on
the 11th day of Sept, 2008, the
following described property:

lot 558, Villagewalk, Unit 2B,
according to the map or plat
thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 43, Page(s) 37, Public
Records of Sarasot aCounty,
Florida

DATED this 13th day of August,
2008

KAREN E. RUSHING
clerk of the Circuit Court
By Suzanne M Pomerleau
Deputy Clerk

Publish: August 22, 29, 2008

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

Case No. 2008-CA-4929-SC

GULFVIEW ESTATE OWNERS'
ASSOCIATION, INC.,
Plaintiff,

vs.

PAUL F. HOOKER and
KATHLEEN L. HOOKER
husband andn wife,
Defendantss.

NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a final judgment of fore-
closure entered in the above-
styled case, Case No. 2008-CA-
4929-SC, in the Circuit Court, in
and for Sarasota County, Florida,
that I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the North
door of the east wing of the Sara-
sota County Courthouse in
Saraosta County, Florida at
8:30am on the 16th day of Sep-
tember, 2008, the following
described property:

Lots 247 and 248, GULF VIEW
ESTATES, UNIT NO 1, accord-
ing to the plat thereof record-
ed in Plat Book 7, Page 86,
of the Public Records of Sara-
sota County, Florida.
DATED this 20th day of August,
2008

KAREN E. RUSHING
Clerk, Circuit Court
By: Grace Burch
Deputy Clerk

Publish: August 29, 2008
September 5, 2008


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NOTICE TO CREDITORS DATE OF DEATH
The administration of the estate THE DATE OF FIR
of EVELYN M. BECHER, TION OF THIS
deceased, whose date of death AUGUST 29, 200
was December 24, 2007; is
pending in the Circuit Court for Personal Re
Sarasota County Probate divi- ALEXAI
sion, File Number 2008-CP- c/o Klingbeil
013249NC the address of 341 Venice
which is P.O. Box 3079, Sara- Venice, F
sota, FL 34230-3079. The
names and addresses of the per- Attorney for Per
sonal representative and the per- Representative:
sonal representative's attorney Robert T. Klingbe
are set forth below. Florida Bar No. C
All creditors of the decedent and Klingbeil & Robel
other persons having claims or 341 Venice Aven
demands against decedent's Venice, Florida 3
estate, including unmatured, con- Telephone: (941)
tingent, or unliquidated claims, Fax: (941) 486-8
and who have been served a PUBLISH:August;
copy of this notice, must file their September 5, 200
claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE IN THE CIRCUIT
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS SARASOTA C
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER FLORII
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A PROBATE D
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dent's estate, including unma- File No. 2008-C
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claims, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS NOTICE TO CI
AFTER THE DATE OF THE The administration
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS of BEBE MULFORD
NOTICE. death was May 2'
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED whose Social Secu
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. XXX-XX-8761 is
NOTWITHSTANDING THE Circuit Court for
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH County, Florida, Pr
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED the address of whi
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE Rushing, Clerk
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S Department P.O.
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. Sarasota, FL 3
The date of first publication of The names and add
this Notice is AUGUST 29, personal represent
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Preparation and fresh ingredients are
the keys to Manee Kumpee's soups.
"We buy all fresh ingredients,"
Kumpee, the chef of Thai Bistro, said.
"We don't buy anything in a can except
bamboo."
It is bamboo root and it must be from
young bamboo or it would be too tough
eat, Kumpee said.
Kumpee said he started cooking
when a youngster. He would watch his
mother in the kitchen.
"I like to cook," he said. "I came here
in 1983 and for a long time I wanted to
have a restaurant here. This is my dream
come true."
The Thai Bistro, owned by his fiancee,
Kwan Taylor, will be 3 years old today,
Aug. 29, which also happens to be
Taylor's birthday.


One of
the features at the
restaurant is the fresh-made
soup, served at the start of the meal. It
varies from day to day but is always a
light soup and always made fresh that
morning by Kumpee who shared some
recipes for readers of the Venice
Gondolier Sun.
He arrives at the restaurant by 9 a.m.
to begin chopping all the vegetables and
meat in the main dishes and soups. He
keeps them chilled in containers of
chopped ice so everything is at hand
when needed for the lunch crowd.
Similar preparations are undertaken for
the evening meal.
Basic soup stock
5 cup chicken broth
1 tsp. granulated sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. fresh minced garlic
1 tsp. corn starch water (dissolve
cornstarch in water to use for clarifying
and thickening soups)
1 Tbl. finely chopped cilantro
1 Tbl. Thai soy sauce (available at eth-
nic food stores) or use Kikkoman
1/4 cup finely cubed pork or tofu
1/2 cup fine slices of bamboo
1 Tbl. vinegar


ing ingredi-
ents and you have a basic
wonton or bamboo soup. The spoonful
of vinegar at the end adds a tart quality.
Do not add the vinegar if making rice
soup instead of bamboo soup.
Kumpee said that in Thailand, fish
stomach is added to this soup, making it
into a high-priced delicacy in the finest
restaurants. Another variation is to add
quail eggs or shark fin. These also are
considered luxury ingredients in
Thailand.
Tofu is not likely to be used in
Thailand but for vegetarians, is it popu-
lar in America. To make it spicier, add
chili peppers. The restaurant always has
bowls of chili pepers on hand to spice
up the food.

Pad Thai
One of the most popular Thai dishes
is Pad Thai, a dish made from rice noo-
dles, Pad Thai sauce, some kind of meat
or seafood and chopped onions, sprouts
and finely chopped peanuts. Kumpee
demonstrated how he makes chicken
Pad Thai at the restaurant. To make it at
home, purchase ready-made Pad Thai
sauce at your super market. Publix sells
it in its ethnic food aisles.
Cut raw chicken into small pih- .'.-
and keep chilled on ice to k.- .p li 11-l
Use about 1/4 cup per pei ,' 1 Ih,.
remaining ingredients shioul lI bh, uis, -I L
taste and in amounts desil ,I h1 p11) t)lon
size. Read the label on the i i- ni II .
package for
serving
sizes.


noodles in water to soften. Using
a large wire mesh scoop, take a serving
of noodles and drop into boiling salted
water for 10 seconds. Drain immediately
and then put into wok or large frying
pan coated with vegetable oil. Add
chopped garlic and chicken to mixture,
while constantly stirring. When chicken
is cooked, add 1 cup Pad Thai sauce, 1
tablespoon chopped green onions, 1/4
cup bean sprouts and chopped peanuts.
"That's it done," Kumpee said.
Pour mixture onto plate. Garnish with
slices of cucumber and fresh tomatoes.
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Dinner theater
Time: Varies
Where: Golden Apple
Dinner Theatre
Notes: "The Musical of
Musicals the Musical," the
hilarious celebration of
the world's most
renowned musical theater
composers, playing
through Aug. 31.
Call: For reservations or
further information,
phone the Golden Apple
Dinner Theatre box office
at 366-5454.
Link: www.thegoldenap-
ple.com
Spaghetti benefit
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Where: Salvation Army,
1051 Albee Farm Road
Notes: Spaghetti dinner to
benefit Lora Saleh, in-
jured in hit-and-run acci-
dent.
Cost: $5
Call: 484-6227
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.
com
Duplicate bridge
Time: 12:50-4 p.m.
Where: Caitlin Senior
Friendship Centers, 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
Self-esteem
Time: 9:30-11 a.m.
Where: Women's
Resource Center, 701
Center Road, Venice
Notes: Empower your
mind, body and spirit
with Life Coach Esther
Bird.
Call: 485-9724
Link: thewomens
resourcecenter.org
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. or
10:45-11:30 a.m.
Where: Jacaranda Library,
4143 Woodmere Park
Blvd.
Notes: Toddlers ages 1-3
with parents or caregiver


join together for songs,
finger plays, rhymes,
active storytelling and
playtime. Space is limit-
ed. Please observe age
limits.


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21, 2-4 p.m., which is free and open to the
public. Mumper has won numerous
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Call: 861-5000
Middle ages
Time: 2-3:30 p.m.
Where: Venice Public Li-
brary, 300 S. Nokomis Ave.
Notes: Teaching Company
video lecture series on the
Middle Ages taught by
Professor Philip Daileader
through Aug. 29.
Computer questions
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Where: Jacaranda Public
Library, 4143 Woodmere
Park Blvd., Venice
Notes: If you have com-
puter questions, ask Jack.
Cost: free
Call: 861-1270
Club food
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis
Elks Lodge, 1021 Discov-
ery Way, Nokomis
Notes: Lunch

Time: 5-7:30 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis
Elks Lodge, 1021 Discov-
ery Way, Nokomis
Notes: Music and dancing,
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Cost: Fish fry, $8
American Legion
dinner-dance
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Where: American Legion,
1770 E. Venice Ave.
Notes: Dinner-dance
Call: 488-1157
Ballroom dance
Date: Aug. 29-Sept. 26
Time: 8-10 p.m.
Where: Attitudes in
Dance, The Rialto, Venice
Notes: First half-hour free
lesson, then open dancing
Call:488-3664
Cost: $5 each


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AUG. 30


Ballroom dancing
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Where: Gotta Dance
Studio, 303 South Tami-
ami Trail, 4 Bay Center,
Nokomis
Notes: Everyone welcome;
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 do-
cents tell the history
of the depot in Venice.
RSVP: For 10 or more call
493-9061 or 492-5531
Club food
Time: Noon
Where: Venice Nokomis
Elks Lodge, 1021 Discov-
ery Way


Notes: Hobo lunch sur-
prise
Cost: $3
Walk a hound,
lose a pound
Every day, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Woodmere Park,
3951 Woodmere Park
Blvd., Venice
Notes: Walk the inside
perimeter of Paw Park and
you've walked a mile.
Call: 861-5000
Walk/swim
Time: 7 a.m.
Notes: Venetian Parkway
Walk/Swim-Caspersen
Beach, four miles. Must
wear sturdy shoes, bring
water, sunscreen, break-
fast snack. Reserve with
Sally at 484-4113.
Sponsored by Manatee-
Sarasota Sierra Club
Cost: $5, members and
nonmembers


COMING SOON
Labor Day benefit
Date: Aug. 31
Time: 2-6 p.m.
Where: Fraternal Order of
Eagles, 621 Colonia East,
Nokomis
Notes: Music by R.PM.
Ribs by Charlie Bates.
Enter wildest shirt and hat
contest. Proceeds benefit
Aerie 3482.
Call: 484-4470
2008 Sun Fiesta
Date: Sponsorships by
Aug. 31 (Event Oct. 17-19)
Where: Women's Sertoma
Club ofVenice, P O. Box
1046, Venice, FL, 34284
Notes: Complete applica-
tion form, circle level of
sponsorship and send
with check and camera-
ready copy.
Cost: Varies
Call: Nancy Jordan, 468-
5146 or Melody Johnson,
323-2996
Link: www.thewomens
resourcecenter.org

Labor Day picnic
RSVP: 486-1854
Date: Sept. 1
Time: 2-7 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis
Elks Club, 1021 Discovery
Way, Nokomis
Notes: Food served 3:30-
5-30 p.m., includes chick-
en and ribs, beans and
coleslaw, 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.
Labor Day picnic
RSVP: 488-1157
Date: Sept. 1
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Where: American Legion
No-Vel Post 159, 1770 E.
Venice Ave., Venice
Notes: Prepurchase tickets


for chicken barbecue;
none at the door. Music
byWan-Na-Bes.
Vegans meet, eat
RSVP: Sept. 1
Date: Sept. 3
Time: 6 p.m.
Where: Veggie Magic, 4428
Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota
Notes: Completely organic
menu
Cost: $4.50-$11
Call: 923-6464, Gundl
Legacy Trail meeting
Date: Sept. 2
Time: 6 p.m.
Where: Oscar Scherer
State Park
Notes: The public is invit-
ed to a meeting of Friends
of The Legacy Trail. No
Park entry fee.
Call: 485-4921
Link: www.legacytrail
friends.org
Sarasota Opera
tickets
Date: Sept. 2
Where: 61 N. Pineapple
Ave., Sarasota 34236
Notes: Sarasota Opera
Winter Festival tickets go
on sale. The four-opera
season includes Puccini's
"Tosca," Donizetti's "The
Elixir of Love," Mascagni's
"L'amico Fritz" and Verdi's
"Don Carlos."
Costs, times: Vary
Call: 366-8450, ext. 1
Link: www.sarasota
opera.org
Book club
Date: Sept. 2
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: Jacaranda Library
Meeting Room, 4143
Woodmere Park Blvd.,
Venice
Notes: Talk about books;
discuss "The Devil in the
White City."
Call: 861-5000
Baby rhyme, sign
Date: Sept. 2
Time: 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Where: Jacaranda Library
Meeting Room, 4143
Woodmere Park Blvd.,
Venice
Notes: Program offers
nursery rhymes, baby sign
language for newborns to
18 months.
Call: 861-5000
Watercolor class
Date: Sept. 2-24
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Where: SouthVenice Civic
Association, 720 Alligator
Drive, Venice
Notes: Fun With Water-
color painting classes are
taught by Sarasota artist
Carolyn Merenda. Adults
of all skill levels are wel-
come. Pick up supply list
at SVCA.
Cost: $65, plus supplies
Call: 366-2866
College fair
Date: Sept. 4
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.


Where: Robarts Sports
Arena, 3000 Ringling
Blvd., Sarasota
Notes: School representa-
tives will be available from
11 post-secondary institu-
tions in the State Univer-
sity System of Florida as
well as other colleges and
universities from across
the nation.
Call: 927-4036
Marriage renewal
Date: Sept. 5
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: South Venice
Christian Church, 2390
Seaboard Ave. (three
blocks north of Jacaranda
Bloulevard), Venice
Notes: KISS (Keep it sim-
ple sweetheart), a 12-step
program for couples seek-
ing relationship renewal,
is a branch of Recovering
Couples Anonymous.
Call: 492-9547
Link: recovering-cou
ples.org
Vette-together
Date: Sept. 7
Time: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Centennial Park,
Venice
Notes: Fifth annual Cor-
vette show featuring a
classic 1954Vette up to
newer models. Food and
vendors will be in the
park, as will Tom's Trav-
eling Tunes. Hosted by the
Venice Florida Corvettes.
Learn to sail
Date: Sept. 8-12
Time: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Venice
Notes: The Venice Wom-
en's Sailing Squadron, aka
the Bitter Ends, is plan-
ning a Learn to Sail course
from Sept. 8-12. We sail in
prams and larger. VWSS
belongs to Florida Wom-
en's Sailing Assoc.
Call: 484-1492 or 223-6049
Venice-Nokomis
Women's Club
Date: Sept. 10
Time: 1 p.m.
Where: 200 North Harbor
Drive, Venice
Notes: Monthly tea will be
held with program, Yoga
with Elin. Guests are wel-
come.
Call: 486-1253
University
women meet
Date: Sept. 11
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Where: Church of the
Nazarene, 1535 E. Venice
Ave.
Notes: American Associ-
ation of University Wom-
en meet. New members
welcome.
Call: 484-0471
Sarasota Ballet
Date: Tickets on sale now,
season or single
Time: Varies, October-
April
Where: Three locations:


FSU Performing Arts,
Sarasota Opera House,
Van Wezel Performing
Arts
Notes: Ballets include
"Roccoco Variations,"
"The Lilac Garden," "Troy
Game," "Pineapple Poll,"
"Les Patineurs," "The Two
Pigeons," "Les Sylphides,"
"The Rake's Progress,"
"Facade," "Sarasota Ballet
Presents," "Touring Com-
pany," "Anna Karenina"
and "The Trilogy" (Wolf-
gang Amadeus Mozart)
Cost: Varies
Call: 351-8000; (800) 361-
8388
Link: 222.sarasotaballet.
org
Charity golf tourney
RSVP: Register early
Date: Sept. 13
Where: Bent Tree Country
Club, Sarasota
Notes: Annual Ron
Gordon Charity Golf
Tournament to benefit
Humane Society of
Sarasota County.
Costs: $85 per player
Sponsorships, $25-$75
available.
Call: 266-0526 or 955-
4131
Email: nuts4golf@
verizon.net
Scrapbooking 101
Date: Sept. 19
Where: Women's
Resource Center, 701
Center Road, Venice
Notes: Scrapbooking and
card making is taught by
Gloria Shirey.
Costs: $8 nonmembers,
$5 members
Call: 485-9724
Link: thewomens
resourcecenter.org
4H Hoedown
RSVP: Reserve in ad-
vance.
Date: Sept. 20
Time: 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where: Robarts Arena,
Sarasota
Notes: 4H Foundation
fundraiser for those 21
and older, includes silent
auction, drawing. Music
by One Night Rodeo.
Cost: Tickets are $15 early,
$20 at door, available at
Eli's Western Wear, Fruit-
ville Feed, Come See-
Come Sav, Myakka Ranch
Supply, Stockyard Feed
and Western Wear.
Call: 365-0818
Art show
Date: Sept. 2-Oct. 25;
reception Thursday, Sept.
4, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Art Center Sara-
sota, 707 North Tamiami
Trail, Sarasota
Notes: Four new exhibi-
tions explore meaning
and value. Art Center
Sarasota also will host the
Almost Too Precious to
Sell Fine Art Collections
Tour. Art collectors in the
Sarasota area open their
homes and collections to
the public. Art Center
Sarasota is open Tues-
day-Saturday, 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. (closed Sundays
and Mondays).
Cost: Admissions is free.
Call: Sarah Lewis, 365-
2032
E-mail: sarah@artsara
sota.org
Link: www.artsarasota.org
Food giveaway
Date: Sept. 3
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Venice Commun-
ity Center, 326 S. Nokomis
Ave., Venice
Notes: FDACS contracts
with All Faiths Food Bank
to distribute USDA com-
modities.
Call: 379-6333

Book discussion
Date: Sept. 4
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: Goodwill Good-
Neighbor Center, Rialto.
652 South Tamiami Trail,


Venice
Notes: Free 10-week
group for book discussion
and viewing of Oprah's
online class, A New Earth.
Call: 408-7442





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the women come over
with all the clothing, acces-
sories, jewelry, etc., they no
longer want. We strip down
to our skivvies, try on each
other's stuff, then vote on
who should get to keep it.
(Basically, we just swap
items to get new ones.)
I have a very good friend
I'd like to invite, but she is
significantly larger than
the rest of us and wouldn't
fit into any of our clothes.
She acts like she's not sen-
sitive about it, but I don't
want to embarrass her by
inviting her.
She and I work together
and some of the women
from work are invited, so
she will find out about it. I
feel like no matter what I
do, I'm going to hurt her
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DEARABBY: My daugh-
ter's 21-year-old boyfriend,
"James," tries to make her
jealous by complimenting
me or making inappropri-
ate comments about me to
her. I have only recently
been made aware of what
he's doing because he has
never directed his com-
ments to me only to my
daughter.
"Monica" is a beautiful
young woman. I am a 53-
year-old mom, attractive
for my age but nothing spe-
cial. It is apparent James is
playing some kind of mind
game with her, and it has
begun to have a negative
impact on her relationship
with me. I think my daugh-
ter needs to move on to a
more mature guy. What do
you suggest? JUST A
MOM IN GRAPEVINE,
TEXAS
DEAR JUST A MOM:
Either your daughter's
boyfriend has formed a
gigantic crush on you, or
she's dating the most
insensitive guy on the plan-
et. Whatever is motivating
him, the outlook is not
good for her, and I hope
she'll accept that the rela-
tionship is going nowhere
positive and give that heel
the boot.
DEAR ABBY: I was
taught that a performance
receives a standing ovation
when it is truly spectacular.
When you are especially
moved or inspired, you
show your appreciation by
standing. Abby, every show
I go to now receives a
standing ovation. I don't
always join in. I feel it
should mean something,
not just be expected at the
end of every show.
I'm tired of getting
the "evil eye" from peo-
ple standing around me
because I didn't feel an
ovation was warranted.
Don't get me wrong, I'm still
generous with my applause
and take into consideration
all the aspects of the show.
(For example, I wouldn't


expect a play featuring 5-
year-olds to be held to
the same standard as a
Broadway show.)
Am I wrong? Should I
stand with everyone else,
and am I confused about
the meaning of standing
ovations? Or should I
remain seated? RELUC-
TANT IN MADISON, WIS.
DEAR RELUCTANT: If
you don't feel a perfor-
mance merits a standing
ovation, stay in your seat.
Do not let the reaction of
other audience members
intimidate you. It's possi-
ble they may be related to
someone in the show, or
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ing year, from September
through May, VWSS races
or has fun sails each
Wednesday morning on
Roberts Bay. The squadron
has interclub races with
the other groups through-
out that period, culminat-
ing in a big regatta, known
as the Rainbow Regatta,
when all 10 groups with
teams of four sailors each,
sail together.
Helen Gokbudak said it
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SUN NEWSPAPERS


The miracle




of Mary's opal


A TRUE STORY WRITTEN
AND SUBMITTED BY MONICA R. MILLER OF VENICE


It was gone. Mary's family looked
everywhere. Each member took a
turn at looking through the quilted
pocketbook that Mary usually car-
ried. Eighteen-year-old Mallory was
on a mission. She looked through all
the dresser drawers, in every little
nook and cranny. She was deter-
mined to find her grandmother's
opal pendant. Mary had gifted her-
self with the opal because she was
convinced that her late husband
Clint would have wanted her to have
it, and she wore it always, except on
that last, final visit to the hospital.
But now it was gone. No one could
find it.
Mary had left specific instructions
to her family about what was to be
done after she departed this earth:
the Service of Worship to celebrate
her life at the church she attended in
Venice, what hymns were to be sung,
what readings were to be delivered,
where she was to be buried, and
exactly what was to be done with her
belongings.
Mary lived at Village on the Isle,
and at the Village there is a resale
shop called Mary's Boutique that is
run by the Resident Council. It is a
shop where residents donate clothes
that do not fit anymore, apparel they
have taken a dislike to, or outfits and
jewelry that they are just plain tired
of wearing. Mary had left instruc-
tions that her clothing and small per-
sonal items were to be offered to
Mary's Boutique first, and according-
ly, the family had packed up her
clothes, jewelry and handbags and
taken them down to the shop on the
first floor.
The day before the worship ser-
vice, while Mallory and others stayed
at Mary's apartment, continuing to
pack and always searching for the
opal, some of the family went to the
church to go over the service with the
minister. Martha and Peggy, Mary's


daughters, told the minister that they
wanted to display a special quilt that
had been made for Mary by her
fourth-grade students many years
ago. It was decided that they would
bring the quilt to the service the next
day and that the reverend would
mention it in his remarks. One of the
family members then also told the
minister the story of the missing
opal. He was as saddened as they by
the loss of the sentimental keepsake.
Meanwhile, back at Mary's apart-
ment, the telephone rang. It was Betty,
the manager of Mary's Boutique.
Phyllis, one of Betty's assistants in the
shop, had been sorting out Mary's
clothing, preparing to hang all the dif-
ferent pieces on the racks, when she
found a chain that had been caught
on the zipper of one of Mary's pocket-
books. Would the family like to have it
returned? Mallory almost jumped
through the phone.
Before the service the next day, as
the family approached the minister
at the door of the church, Mallory
had the multicolored patchwork
quilt snuggled up to her chest. As the
minister took note of the quilt, they
said that in addition to the quilt,
Mallory had something else to show
him. All eyes were glued on Mallory
She lowered the quilt about 6 inches.
Around Mallory's slim white neck
was Mary's opal pendant, its irides-
cence shimmering in the bright
afternoon sunlight. The reverend's
eyes popped open, wide as saucers,
as he sputtered, "That gives me
goosebumps!" They all decided that
the whole lost-and-found episode
was actually Mary's doing, that she
wanted to make sure that her
instructions to give her clothes to
Mary's Boutique had been followed.
Well, maybe. Yes, Mary's family did
what she told them to do. They did it
her way. Or, maybe, just maybe, it was
a minor miracle? He did it His way?


RELIGION BRIEFS
Support groups
* Bereavement support
group, 4-5:30 p.m. second
and fourth Thursday of each
month at Epiphany Cathedral
Parish Library. Call Phyllis
Jackson at 493-5436.
* Healing Hearts Grief and
Crisis Support meetings,
7 p.m., Thursdays, at the
Venice Assembly of God
Church at 695 Center Road.
Call JoAnn Myers at 492-5191
or the church at 497-5683.
* Reformers Unanimous Inter-
national meets 7-9:30 p.m.
Friday, at Victory Baptist
Church, 241 Burney Road,
Osprey Call Pastor Arlo Elam
at 966-4716 or visit reform.
com.
* Couples Helping Couples
meets 7:30 to 9 p.m., Fridays,
at South Venice Christian
Church, 2390 Seaboard Ave.
An anonymous 12-step pro-
gram for all couples. No 12-
step experience necessary. Call
475-8535 or 492-9547 or visit
www.recovering-couples.org.
Conference
The Diocese of Venice hosts
its 2008 Bilingual Catholic
Charismatic Conference, Oct.
31 and Nov. 1, at St. Charles
Borromeo Catholic Church,
215 Augusta Ave., Port Char-
lotte, for individual and com-
munity spiritual renewal.
Fee: $10 prior to Sept. 1; $15
afterwards. For details, down-
load a flyer and registration
form at www.dioceseofvenice.
org or call 863-699-9395
English or 941-323-2687
Spanish.
Emmanuel Lutheran, 800 S.
Tamiami Trail, 488-4942
* Free pancake supper from
4:30 to 6 p.m. Aug. 31, and the
last Sunday of every month.
No tickets, coupons or money
needed. All are welcome.
* Family Fun Day at 11 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 7, with barbe-
cue, bounce house, slide and
games. Public invited.
Healing
* New Life Assembly of God


presents Taking Hold of God's
Vision for Healing at 7 p.m.
the first and third Tuesdays of
the month, at South Venice
Christian Church, 2390 Sea-
board Ave. Call 493-0775 or
visit www.nlaog.org.
* Amazing Love Women's
Healing Conference, Sept. 5-6
at the Christian Retreat Cen-
ter, Fort Myers Beach. For
more information, call Church
of the Holy Spirit, 941-966-
1924, or visit www.chsosprey
com.
Angel Ministries, 2269 South
Tamiami Trail, 284-9459,
angelministriesofflorida.com
* 7-9 p.m., Fridays: Dark
room meditation, $5
* 4-7 p.m., Wednesdays: Free
Reiki healing clinic, followed
by prayer group.
* 6:30 p.m. Thursday: Heal-
ing Service; 7 p.m. Thursday:
Message service.
* 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday,
Sept. 13; Oct. 11: Psychic Fair.
Astrology, Tarot and Medium-
ship. Private readings: $15/15
minutes.
Sign language
interpretation
Debbie McWinnie provides
sign language interpretation
at the 10 a.m. Sunday wor-
ship and for other events at
the Venice-Nokomis United
Methodist Church, 208 Palm
Ave., Nokomis. 488-4137
Women's events
* Venice/Englewood Chapter
Women's Aglow Lighthouse
will present guest speaker
Shirley Ann Martin from 6:30
to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9, at
Venice HealthPark, Lions
Club Community Room,
Comer Jacaranda Boulevard
and Center Road. Open to
women of all denominations.
* Trinity Presbyterian Church,
4365 State Road 776, offers
The Mom's Morning Out pro-
gram, 9 a.m. to noon Mon-
days, Wednesdays and Fri-
days for parents of children
ages 2 through 4. Parents are
asked to donate a few hours


each month back to the pro-
gram. Details and registration
at 493-0018.
* National Council of Jewish
Women's "Start of the Season
Luncheon" at noon Wednes-
day, Sept. 17, at Bonefish
Grill, 8101 Cooper Creek Blvd.,
Sarasota. Learn about month-
ly programs, volunteer oppor-
tunities and training with the
Community Service and
Advocacy Programs. Reserva-
tions and more information,
call 929-7711.
* Moms Morning Out: Appli-
cations for ages 2-5 for Fall
Registration at First Baptist
Church, 312 W Miami Ave.
Program meets from 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesdays
and Thursdays. Call 485-1314
for more information.
*Women's Class, "Caffeine for
the Soul" starting at 11 a.m.,
Tuesday, Sept. 3, at The
Chabad Jewish Center, 2169
S. Tamiami Trail. 493-2770.
* The Greater Venice Chapter
of Hadassah holds a mah
jongg/cards/games day at
9:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 15,
in Gray Hall at St. Marks
Episcopal Church, 508 Riviera
St. Cost: $15 includes coffee,
bagels and lunch. Bring your
own group or get placed in a
group. Call Ruth at 492-6025;
or Ruthie at 493-9612.
* Interdenominational Wo-
men's Fellowship group, 9:30-
11:30 a.m. Tuesday, at Fisher-
man's Net Community Church,
1101 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice
Island. Public welcome. Call
223-1180.
Epiphany Cathedral, 350
Tampa Ave. W, 484-3505
* Voice of the Faithful/Venice
Area meets at 7 p.m. Sept. 17,
Room 109 Soy Building. All
welcome.
Music
New Life Assembly of
God presents Sunset Gospel
Sing-A-Long, one hour before
sunset, Fridays, near the
lifeguard station at Venice

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


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


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




New Hope

Christian Church

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


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
Coipgaphal Chritia Evragelial, Rfconedl
620 Shamrock Blvd.
Every Sunday at 10:00
More Information? 493-6741
www.veniceucc.org


You're Invited
CHRIST UNITED
METHODIST
CHURCH
Steven Miller, Pastor
Larry Potts, Associate Pastor
Sunday Worship Services
9:15 am (Contemporary)
and 10:45 am
Also, 8:00 am (Nov.-April)
Sunday School 9:15 am
and 10:30 am
Nursery Provided for
All Services
Parking shuttle provided
493-7504
S 1475 Center Road, Venice
www.cumc.info


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


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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
S Thursday Prayers 10:00 am
Counseling Appointments 926-2959


St. Mark's Episcopal Church o r.m77
508 Riviera S tret, Venice (2ab ck brhind Ven iRega Mesdi/Cener)

S 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
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Asmmbly oi God
A family of believers with a strong emphasis on
charismatic worship and the gospel
Meeting at South Venice Christian Church, 2390 Seaboard Ave., S.Venice
Call 941-493-0775 orcheckthe 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


t LAKESIDE LUTHERAN CHURCH
2401 S. Tamiami Trail (Across from So. Cty. Admin. Bldg.)
The Rev. Dr. Randy Winkel
493-5102
www.lakesidelutheran.net
Worship 8:00 or 10:30 a.m.
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


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SUN NEWSPAPERS 7B


Help Puffy Paws help kitties


Puffy Paws Kitty Haven needs your
help. The nonprofit, no-kill cat rescue
and haven is located in Englewood
and serves the tri-county area.
It's kitten season and Puffy Paws
Kitty Haven needs items from its
wish list.
Call 473-5406 to arrange for pick-
up or drop off donations at 270
Lakeview Lane, Englewood. The kit-
ties will really appreciate it.

Cat litter
* Special Kitty Multi Cat (red bag), 25
pounds, available at Walmart

Cat food
* Publix brand dry cat food


* Whiskas, Choice Cuts, multi-
pack
* Friskies, 13 ounce cans, Turkey &
Giblets Dinner, Walmart
* Friskies, 13.5 ounce cans, Chicken
Dinner In Gravy, Walmart
* Liquid Kitten Milk Replacement

Care and cleaning supplies
* Bleach
* Lawn trash bags
* 15-gallon trash bags
* Paper towels
* Sponges
* Windex
* Fabric softener
* Laundry detergent
* Towels and rags in good condition


Bedding and toys
* Catnip
* Wicker baskets
* New Hut type cat beds, small or
medium size
* New small, medium and large kitty
litter boxes
* Cat toys, especially mice
* Free-standing scratching posts and
circles and inserts

Gift cards and
gift certificates
* Publix gift cards
* Mike's Pet Store gift certificates
* Walmart/Sam's gift cards
* Target gift cards
* Home Depot gift cards


FROM NAPSA

The digital television age is set to
begin and if you rely on "rabbit ears"
or a rooftop antenna, there are a few
things you need to know. By law, on
Feb. 17, 2009, all full-power televi-
sion stations in the United States will
stop sending analog signals, broad-
casting in digital only.
Confused? You aren't alone. Best
Buy partnered with GfK Roper to
survey consumers nationwide and
discovered that 54 percent don't
understand why the DTV transition
is happening, and 50 percent are
concerned that their televisions
won't work after the switch.
"The DTV transition might seem
confusing at first, but it is nothing to
fear," said Mike Mohan, senior vice
president of consumer electronics
for Best Buy. "We are working hard to


educate people helping them fig-
ure out what, if anything, they need
to be prepared for the transition."
The switch to digital will open up
part of the broadcast spectrum for
better public safety communica-
tions and enhanced wireless service.
If you have a digital television or
subscribe to cable or satellite for
programming, you will not be
impacted by the DTV transition.
However, if you have an analog tele-
vision and rely on over-the-air pro-
gramming with an antenna, you
have three options to consider:
1. Purchase a digital-to-analog
converter box that plugs in to an
existing television. Best Buy is selling
an Insignia Converter box for $59.99
and the federal government is offer-
ing up to two $40 coupons per
household to be put toward the pur-
chase of converter boxes.


2. Subscribe to a cable, satellite or
telecommunications service provider.
3. Purchase a new television set
with a built-in digital tuner. It's
important to note that you don't
need a high-definition television
(HDTV) to receive the new digital
signals. Less expensive standard-
definition digital televisions will
allow you to receive the digital sig-
nal. All TVs now sold at Best Buy
have built-in digital tuners.
To offer further educational
assistance and answer questions
about the DTV transition, Best Buy
launched a dedicated hotline -
(877) BBY-DTV9 where con-
sumers can speak with a trained
home-theater specialist from the
comfort of home. You can also use
this number to purchase a convert-
er box using your government
coupon.


A supplement's label can indicate its quality


FROM NAPSA

A growing number of con-
sumers are taking dietary sup-
plements to enhance their
health and vitality.
Unfortunately, not all sup-
plements are made with the
same degree of care when it
comes to safety. Here are some
tips from the experts at The
VitaminShoppe on how to
examine a supplement's label


RELIGION from Page 6B


and packaging to make sure
you are getting a quality prod-
uct. For example:
Is the expiration date
clearly marked?
Do the bottle and cap fit
properly?
Is the product label cor-
rectly placed on the con-
tainer?
Does the bottle have a
safety seal in place, with no
openings visible?


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OF NAPSA
When pur-
chasing a
dietary sup-
plement,
make sure
the bottle has
a safety seal
in place, with
no openings.


STUDY AND CLASSES


* Emmanuel Lutheran
Church, 790 Tamiami Trail
S., presents a brown bag
noon lunch discussion led
by Intern Vicar Livenson
Lauvanus on topics relat-
ing to Christianity in
Haiti. Sept. 8: What is lib-
eration theology and
why is it more prevalent
in the Caribbean than
in the U.S.? Sept. 15:
How has history pushed
the direction of the
Caribbean Church? Sept.
29: Will the Lutheran
Church in Haiti ever look
like the Lutheran Church
in the U.S.? For more
information, call 488-
4942.
* A book discussion group
meets from 3 to 4 p.m.
beginning Thursday, Sept.
11 for eight weeks, ending
Oct. 30, at Jacaranda
Library, 4143 Woodmere
Park Blvd., to discuss
"When I Lay My Isaac
Down" by Carol Kent.
Charlotte Lashway, discus-
sion leader. You will need
to purchase a copy of the
book before the group
meets. For more informa-
tion, call 493-7504.
* Chabad of Venice &
North Port, 2169 S.
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, 6:45-8 p.m., Wednes-
days; Bible study, 9 to 10
a.m. Friday, Sept. 5, fea-
tures video teaching of
leading Bible scholars
across the nation; 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.
* Venice-Nokomis United
Methodist, 208 Palm Ave.,
Nokomis: A six-week begin-
ning watercolor class and
informal Bible study
class beginning Thursday,
Sept. 11, from 2-3 p.m. in
Fellowship Hall. Taught by


Senior Pastor and local
artist, Jim McWhinnie and
designed for those with no
art experience whatsoever.
Cost: $25 for materials.
Registration. Call 488-
4137.
* First Christian Church
of Venice, 1100 Center
Road: 9:30 a.m., Sundays,
Bible Study; 7-8 p.m.
Thursday, Roman Bible
Study. Fellowship Hall.
Call 408-8088 or visit www.
churchthatcares.com.
* Fisherman's Net Com-
munity Church, 1101
South Tamiami Trail: inter-
denominational class on
the History and Back-
ground of the Bible,
Thursday, 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, wor-
ship and study. Infants
and toddler nursery;
Generation 360 teen min-
istry; and "Missionettes,
Royal Ranger & Daisey's"
for children, all at 7 p.m.,
Thursday. Call 493-
0775.
* Sarasota Baptist
Church: Bible study at
6:30 p.m., Thursdays in
the Venice home of
Stephanie and Charlie
Gardner on Capello
Drive. Book: "Discovery
Adult Study Guide,"
Genesis 1-27, winter '07-
'08. Call 376-2199.
* Suncoast Worship
Center, 881 South River
Road, Englewood: 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 present a Bible
study on Ephesians at
11:15 a.m. following
Sunday worship service.
Lal and Elizabeth Milner
will lead using the
book titled "Ephesians:
Life in God's Family."
Continues each Sunday
through August. Call
493-0018.


Beach. Bring a chair and
your request for a favorite
gospel song. Call 493-
0775, or visit www.nlaog.
org.
Musicians wanted
The Klezmer/Dixie Band
of the Jewish Center of
Venice is looking for peo-
ple who would like to play
with the band, which
practices at 9:30 a.m.,
Sunday, at 600 North
Auburn Road. Improvisa-
tional ability helps and all
are welcome. Call Jason
Arkin at 484-1856.


AWANA
Calvary Bible Church,
1936 E. Venice Ave. offers
the AWANA program for
children between the ages
of 3-13, from 6:30-8 p.m.
Wednesday. Call 485-
7070 to register or visit
CBCVenice.com.
Buddhist meditation
Kelsang Donwang teach-
es a beginners Buddhist
meditation Mondays, 7-
8:30 p.m., at Woodmere
Park Community Center,
Room 2-B, 3951 Wood-
mere Park Blvd. This


introduction to medita-
tion, from the Kadampa
Buddhist tradition, in-
cludes two guided medi-
tations and a short talk.
All are welcome. Dona-
tion: $10. Call 373-1600 or
visit meditationinflorida.
org.
Pilgrimage
Father Vincent Sheehy
leads a Lourdes pilgrimage
to France, Sept. 15-26, to
commemorate the 150th
anniversary of the appear-
ance of the Virgin Mary to
Bernadette Soubirous. See


Carcassonne, Avignon,
Lyons, Normandy, Paris
and more. For more infor-
mation, call 408-7180.


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My club


PHOTO COURTESY OF ED KALCHBRENNER
Recently elected officers of American Legion Post 159 for 2008/2009 are, from left, in back row
Boys State Chair and Service Officer Tim Foster, Finance Officer Don Henry, Second Vice Com-
mander Richard Lemm, Commander Norman MacLellan, First Vice Commander Stan Rand,
Adjutant Greg Putnam, Ex-Board Jerry Reinert, House and Grounds Paul Washburn; front row
from left, Ex-Board Ray Bangart, Historian Ed Kalchbrenner, Ex-Board Ron Masella and
Chaplain Lorren Pittman.


PHOTOS COURTESY OF JACQUE SEEMAN
Newcomers of Venice Alumni officers for 2008-09 are from
left, Vice President Lillian Del Seni, President Linda Panke,
Secretary Pat Longson and Treasurer Charles O'Rourke.


PHOTO COURTESY OF MARY LINDSKOG
Virginia Rossi, left, and PE.O. Sisterhood, Chapter GU President Diane Sharp meet to talk
about a grant for Rossi's educational expenses. PE.O., one of the pioneer societies for women,
was founded in 1869 on the campus of Iowa Weslayan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Rossi
attends Manatee Community College and plans to be a nurse. She will use the grant to further
her studies in nursing.


My grandkids


Members of the Newcomers of Venice Alumni board are Tom
McGuire, programs; Lillian Del Seni, vice president; Jill Knox,
membership; Linda Panke, president; Pat Longson, secretary;
Jacque Seeman, public relations and historian; and Charles
O'Rourke, treasurer. Not pictured are Herman Baker, newslet-
ter; Bobbie McEntire, activity director; and Jan Turner, lun-
cheon meetings.


Out and about


PHOTO COURTESY OF VEE GARRY-CHIULLI
Kayla Lynam was recently crowned Miss West Virginia. She is
the granddaughter of Peter and Marilyn Hendrix of Venice.


PHOTO COURTESY OF DEBBIE SHAPIRO
Sarasota Garden Club recently announced its 41st president,
Barbara Rao. She will serve two years as president oversee-
ing the operations of the nonprofit organization. Rao's garden
club life began at Apple Blossom Garden Club, 15 years ago.
She was president there for two years, chairing a flower show
and beginning a flower show school for judging. When she
retired from teaching she moved to Venice, Fla., for the winter.
She finished her floral schooling at Sarasota Garden Club.
She quickly became involved with club membership and other
programs at the club. Flower shows and judging are her
favorite activities.

MILITARY HONORS


Army Pvt. Charles E.
Canham has graduated
from the Infantryman
One Station Unit Training
at Fort Benning, Colum-
bus, Ga. The training con-
sists of Basic Infantry
Training and Advanced
Individual Training.
During the nine weeks
of basic combat training,
the soldier received train-
ing in drill and ceremon-
ies, weapons employ-
ment, map reading, tac-
tics, military courtesy, mil-
itary justice, physical fit-
ness, first aid skills, Army
history, core values and
traditions. Additional
training included devel-
opment of basic combat
skills, battlefield opera-
tions and tactics, experi-
enced use of various wea-
pons and weapons de-
fenses available to the
infantry crewman.
The Advanced In-


dividual Training course is
designed to train infantry
soldiers to perform recon-
naissance operations; em-
ploy, fire and recover anti-
personnel and anti-tank
mines; locate and neutral-
ize land mines and oper-
ate target and sight equip-
ment; operate and main-
tain communications
equipment and radio net-
works; construct field fir-
ing aids for infantry wea-
pons; and perform in-
fantry combat exercises
and dismounted battle
drills, which includes sur-
vival procedures in a nu-
clear, biological or chemi-
cal contaminated area.
Canham is the son of
Richard and Deborah
Canham ofVenice, Fla.
His brother, Samuel, also
resides in Venice.
In 2007, the private
graduated from Venice
High School.


PHOTO COURTESY OF SAWGRASS HOMEOWNERS
A group of Sawgrass residents take time out after bowling a
round at their first-ever bowl-off in Venice recently. From left,
Carol and Les Tambour, Beverly Vanech, Stan Wright, in back-
ground, Bud Plageman, Cora Wright and Marty Plageman.


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COURTESY PHOTO
Tim, Dan, and Will Patton enjoying the surf near the home of
their grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. William Patton of Sunset
Drive, Venice.


My vacation


PHOTO COURTESY OF ENGLEWOOD ART CENTER
Sandi Orgovan with her photograph "Eye on Baby Owl" on
display at the Southwest International Airport in Fort Myers.
Orgovan, nature photographer, will exhibit her photographs in
the Members Gallery of the Englewood Art Center, 350 South
McCall Road, for the month of September. She is the center's
Artist of the Month for September. Her work is displayed and
for sale at the Arts Alliance of Lemon Bay on Dearborn Street,
The Beaux Art Gift Shop in the Englewood Art Center, The
Gifted Gator in Punta Gorda and at the Dome Flea Market in
Venice. For information, call 474-5548.


PHOTO COURTESY OF CHRISTINA SKELTON
Bob Peters of Nokomis is prepared to defend Key West and
the Mel Fisher Museum from pirates.






CONTACT US
KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
(941) 207-1000
kcool @venicegondolier.comREA ESTATE/CLASSI


Heron Creek home listed on the market


BY KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR

uilt by Ryland Homes, a
three-bedroom, two-bath
home has recently been
listed with Realtor Sandra Morris
of Re/Max Alliance Group in
North Port.
Located in the gated golfing
community of Heron Creek, the
house backs up to preserve land


Granite counter tops and real
wood cabinets are featured in
the kitchen, which has an adja-
cent laundry room and an extra
pantry closet plus access to the
attached three-car garage.
There are Corian counters in
the bathrooms. The second and


house. With walk-in closets and
spacious bath, homeowners have
a spacious and private suite.
The inground pool is heated
and includes a child-proof safety
fence. A cage covers the pool
and lanai area.
Listed for $327,500, the house


A child-safety fence comes with the pool. Beyond is the view of preserve
land and lake.


Granite counters sparkle in the home's kitchen.


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020 Homes/General
021 Arcadia
022 Englewood
023 NoRomis/Osprey
024 North Port
025 Port Charlotte
026 Punta Gorda
027 South Venice
028 Venice
029 Sarasota
030 Waterfront Home
031 Foreclosures
035 Golf Course
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040 Condos/Villas
060 Townhouses
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1640 Warehouse&
Storage
1650 Farm/Ranches

1010 OPEN HOUSE

08/29/08
Open Sat. 10am -2pm
255 Fountain Ct., Bldg 3
Unit 202. Unbelievably
priced. Bank owned.
Tammy McCormick 239-
691-9932. Dreams Come
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Shannon Dr. Punta Gorda,
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1020 HOUSES FOR
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941-766-7278


1020 HOUSES FOR
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Venice
2/2 Oxford $120,000
NORTH PORT
3/2Vizza $102,600
3/2 Sultan $120,000
3/2 Biscayne $95,000
2/1 Biscayne $47,500
2/1.5ChicopaSt. $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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I BUY CONDO'S OR
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(941)-237-8288

Last Chance! Builder
Close-Out 4/3/3 Pool/SPA
Loaded w/upgrades
$369,766 Call Marni
941-518-2354

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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 Fam 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 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. short sale $139K
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.

New Homes from
$99,900
-0- $ Down Possible.
Coastal Living Realty
941-685-3930
wwww.newenglewood
homes.com

Newly remodeled 3/2/2
Most everything new
$115K. (941)-473-8079

1024 NORTH PORT

$99.00 MOVES YOU IN!
First Month FREE with annual
lease. 3/2/1 luxury 1425SF
under air. Small Pets OK.
OPEN DAILY AT
4520 S. Biscayne Dr.
North Port
941-350-2704 or
Toll Free 1-888803-3100
MARK V DEVELOPMENT
13355C Tamiami Trail, N.P
4/2/2 Canal Front, Built
'01, Near Toledo Blade.
$175,000. Make offer
Investment RIty 492-5050

BY OWNER FINANCING!
Total payment $699.
Charming home and area
$79,950 941-623-7874


1024 NORTH PORT

HERON CREEK Golf & CC
Last New Home Lake/Golf
Course
View Beautiful
4BR/2BA/3CG/pool/spa
granite, tile thru out, etc
etc! $369,400.00
Won't last Call Joy @
941-209-9359
SHORT SALES
3 or 4 bedroom homes avail
for sale starting @
$107,000. Many diff floor
plans avail. aAction Prop
MgmtLicREBroker
941-627-5654

1025 PT CHARLOTTE
FOR SALE

2 homes on 2- 1/4 acre
lots w/pool, great area.
1st $260,000. 941-
815-5048
2/1 totally remodeled
kitchen, fenced yard,
$118,400, Owner financ-
ing WAC. 941-627-0770
3/1, Drastically Reduced!
Remodeled! $120,500.
Owner financing available
@ 5%. INT 941-629-6329
3/2/1 1987 totally remod-
eled, comm. pool etc
Owner fin. 20049 Isobar
$90K 239-821-5551.
BIG- NEW! 3/2/2
Owner will finance!
$1,290 mo. Must See
Details 407-923-2232
FSBO single family one
story home @ 3538 Pine-
tree St. 3BR, 2BA,
attached garage,
$280,000.315-685-1248
Heritage Oak Park,
A Villa, 2/2/2 + Den. SS
Appl. & More Upgrades!
$168,000 941-876-6086
PC, 3bd/lba $61,000.
4bd/2ba $87,000.
Both move in condition!
(941)-457-7077

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1026 PUNTA GORDA
FOR SALE

OFF HIGHWAY 17, 10
acres with house, needs
TLC. 3BR 2BA. Call after
5pm, 941-639-4003.

1028 VENICE FOR
SALE

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


1028 VENICE FOR
SALE

4BR/2BA, Great Location.
great shape, ready to
move in. REDUCED!
$135K. 941-809-8911

1030 WATERFRONT
HOMES

Must sell Bank foreclo-
sure. Waterfront direct
Gulf access. $145,000.
3/1/1 Call (941)-661-
6864 or go to www.
ViewHomesToday.net

PC, 3/2/1 Gulf access,
needs some work,
$245,500 Near Vo Tech
/PCHS 941-629-6329

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

Seize the sales
with Classified!

Tip Top Move In Cond.
PT Char. NW. Land-
scaped, 3/2/2 Home
w/pool w/complete storm
shutters, Gulf access, 5
min. to Alligator Bay, 10k
b. lift & dock, 45' con-
crete RV pad. Less than
replacement cost at
$325K,
Call owner, Rex at;
(941)-624-5347


1030 WATERFRONT
HOMES

WATERFRONT HOMES
5066 Ackley Terrace -
Right on the Myakka River
Gulf Access Wonderful
River Views. 2 Lots with
Protected Side Canal for
Boat Docking $495,000
FREE HOME with the pur-
chase of this Oversized
waterfront lot with no
bridges to the Gulf of Mex-
ico. 1985 Georgia Ave
Grove City Shores $345k
135 Wilhelm Drive -
Walk to Englewood beach.
Totally updated! Metal
Roof! South Manasota Key
$329,900.
Terry Long
941-830-2347
RE/MAX Bayside.

1040 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR SALE

Bird Bay Golf Course Villa,
2/2, Ldry rm, Cport, 8x25
Porch, Cath Ceilings, $199k
Investment RIty 492-5050

Advertise Today!


1040 CONDOS/ILLAS
FOR SALE

Birdbayrealty.com
In Bird Bay Village
Golf,Tennis, Pools,
Clubhouse
PRICES DOWN TO
2/2Waterfnt Condo $205,500
2/2 Waterview $169,000
1/1 Gardenview $94,900
2/2 Gold Course $180,000
1/1 Lakeside/Elevator $143K
3/2 Lakeside/1st Class $154K
2/2 Corner Golfcourse $165K
3/2 Corner, grand 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
55+ Low fees. A++ Cond
FSBO Price Reduced!!
$169,500 941-964-0410

GATED GOLF COMM
Brand New 3/2/1 Htd
pool, Tennis courts and
more! $230K
941-525-3127


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941-918-8000

Lots Available! Prime location in North Port. Many
oversized and in area of newer homes. Call Today!

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.
SMLS A386278
1477 Nantucket
MINT condition, GREAT location.
BIG bedrooms, TILED lanai,
30x14 HEATED pool, DOUBLE
lot. $249,900. MLS A385795


North Port Pool Home Rental
Built 2004. Good location, great for
family and entertaining. 3/2/2 split
plan w/dining room, living room, &
family room. All appliances. $1,350
per month. Available mid-September.

Lonie Buchner, Broker
www.estatebrokers.net


LAS PALMAS
1/1-2nd floor furnished condo.
Great price! Close to
downtown Venice & beaches.
Complex offers an elevator,
community pool, clubhouse
PLUS boat & RV parking.
Close to bus line, shopping &
restaurants. $79,500
MARY ELLEN DEITER
DIRECT: 809-7305


NORTH PORT GOLF GREEN
3/2/2-Plus den which can be 3/2-Private greenbelt views in
4th bedroom! Extensive tile this end unit condo w/cathedral
throughout, built-in ceilings & lots of upgrades.
entertainment center and Immediate occupancy.
fenced yard with room for a Motivated seller! $239,900
pool. $139,900 |


CATHY JEWELL
DIRECT: 223-7561


CLIFF STILES
DIRECT: 468-3606


2/2-Dock your boat & go! A
totally remodeled kitchen w/
breakfast bar, tile floors, 2
lanais, living room, family room
& dining room! A must see!!
$99,900
S CINDY FUCSIK
DIRECT: 416-5103


rI'llCDLnL-oR v LH.IC- VILU
2/2/1 Fabulous villa with
vaulted ceilings, skylight &
garage in a wonderful
location. Move-in condition!
$124,500

KEN SULA
DIRECT: 544-3197


WATERFORD
3/2/2-Great room home on the
golf course with updated
kitchen & oversized garage.
Move-in condition! $318,875


CLIFF STILES
DIRECT: 468-3606


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1040 CONDOS/VILLAS
FOR SALE


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.
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1090 MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE

$2,500 obo, furnished
2/1, porch, stove, refrig,
a/c, in park w/recreation
center (941)-276-0498
ATTRACTIVE DW 2/2/cp in
TOP Venice Park. NEW AC
& Refridg. 2 sheds, Lovely
encl. lanai, HW floors,
beautiful land scaping,
Photos avail.
$19,500.(941)-350-9896
Dbl Wide, 2/2, FL Rm,
Venice Ranch MHP
$515/mo lot rent. $8K
(517)-487-5874
NOKOMIS, Palm & Pines
MHP 55+, 1&2BR Starting
at $1500. All refurbished.
Move in now!
(941)4863637
P.G. 1/1, carports, screen
rms, shed. 40+ comm.,
starting @ $5,000. 941-
626-7829
PG- TROPIC ISLE- New
2/2/CP w/ 12x28 Florida
room. Includes Shed.
$68,000. 941-637-1122
Polynesian Village
MHP.1495 Alamander
Ave, EngI Resident
owned, walk to Manasota
Beach, dbl wide resales
941-474-3636.


1090 MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE

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

VENICE ISLE REAL
ESTATE SALES, INC. 55+
Resident Owned Comm.
Lic. R.E. Broker. 941-485-
7743 Many homes to
choose from.

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

1110 OUT OF
AREA HOMES

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

1205 LEASE OPTION


100% Rent
applied to purchase
BY-OWNER!
N. PORT 2/1 $700
PT. CHAR 3/2 $750
(941)-662-0961 or
941-662-0049


1207 FOR RENT

Englewwod 4br/2ba
941-697-7707

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Very nice 2/2 duplex in PC
only $575. free app fees
PCH 3/2 waterfront/fishing
dock a steal at $800 p/m
Brand new 3/2/1 maint
free townhse $850/mo.
Super nice 2/2 pool,
bonus rm. E. Engle. Great
Neighborhood only
$1000/mo. No sec.
Tenants receive a mini vaca-
tion when you lease through
us. HURRY.
SPECIAL ENDS 8/31/08
941-474-2882 or
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$825/mo 3/2/2 East
Englewood
$900. Golf course
views Cape Haze condos.
Many others available
Remax Anchor Realty
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941-488-8143

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I have several houses for
rent that are all remod-
eled & move in ready.
Call to see if we have
the size & location you
need. Rents start at
$750/mo (Lease option
avail.) Areas incl.
Englewood N. Port&Pt
Charlotte
(941)-662-0961 or
941-662-0049

2/1/1, close to
Fishermans Village, PG.
$765 mo. + sec.
Sandra (646)-284-5861

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 FREE,
last & sec. Must have excel
references & verifiable
income. 941-626-2293

24 Homes, 9 Condos
Call for info on
FREE RENT
All Florida GMAC
Real Estate
941-629-1121
www.allfloridarealty.com

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/carport, big yard,
pets OK. Port Charlotte.
$749 mo, 1st & last. 561-
351-5390


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

3/2/carport, newly
reno,corner lot,fenced
yard,lanai,pool,shed,
pets ok, near Midway &
Harbor. $1050/Mo
941-828-3670

3000 SF, brand new,
3BR/2.5BA/2CG, Ig. kit.
Burnt Store Lakes. $1300
mo. Lawn & pest incl. 1st,
last & sec. 941- 815-4013

3bed rm $625.00
Close to downtown.
Surfside Realty
941-473-4050

3bed/2bath/2car near
Sch. $900mo. pets wel.
1790 Narington N.Port
786-9429739

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

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Brand New luxury homes
in B.S. Village. Starting @
$1,505 mo. w/lyr. lease.
Sale poss. 941-623-2920
Charlotte Harbor
1 bed/i bath. Eat in
Kitchen. 4500 Shady Ln.
$495 941-815-1273

Deep Creek 3/2/2. Imme-
diate Occupancy. Pets
okay. $900 mo (941)625-
3502 or (941)626-5009

DEEP CREEK, 3/2/2 FR,
cul-de-sac, nice area,
$1200 mo. (941)-380-
9659

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

Deep Creek, beautiful 2004
3/2/2, N/S, N/P. 1st. last &
sec. Lawn Serv incl $1000
mo (941)740-1417

DEEP CREEK. Spacious
2/1, Ig. Fla. room, beauti-
ful area, like new. $700.
GREG (305) 506-5809. or
305-793-6157

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

E. EngI. 3/2/2 like new,
on canal, 1750sf. under
air, all appl. 1200sf.
lanai, $1050 mo. incl.
lawn service, 1st, last &
sec. Ref. req. (941)-
627-1369


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT






El Jobean
1/1 Harbor Village
$1200/S
North Port
3/2 Affinity $850/A
3/2 LaCoco $900/A
3/2 furn Snowflake $1100/A
Enslewood
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
2/2 Natures Trail $800/A
Port Charlotte:
3/2 Sailboat water $1100/A
3/1 Lucerne $650/A
2/2 Ware $650/A
Cathy Ledford, Mgr.
(Need Help?)
941-681-1189
941-475-7011
website: www.icre.us

ENGL 2br/lba, available
now, 835 Broadway
$600/mo 1st, last, sec
386-366-0868

Engl House 2/1.5ba. Lrg
Family rm, Prvt Lrg yard.
Quiet Street near beach.
$795 (941)-697-1502

ENGL, 2/1/1, Newly Reno-
vated in the Gardens,
Comm. Pool, Tennis &
Clbhse, Cbse to Every-
thing. Good Schools,
Unfurn. $775/mo. 941-
4685277

Engl, 2/2/1 newly renovated,
Irg encl. lanai, fenced yard,
lyr lease $900/mo 1st &
Sec (941)474-5036

Englewood Waterfront
home. Cute, clean unfur-
nished 2/1 with small
boat access to
Lemon Bay and Gulf.
$750 annual.
941-223-7711


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

ENGLEWOOD, Cedar St.,
2br/2ba Cottage, porches
Gr. location $750 mo. +1
mo Sec. 941-4836323

ENGLEWOOD/GROVE
CITY, 2/2/1 Home
w/ covered boat dock
& lift w/ Gulf access.
$1,100. mo. Call
239-207-0063 for details

ENGLEWOOD:
Lg 2/2/1 FL rm
Dock htd pool $1050
Overbrook 2/2/1
1951sq ft $825
WEST COAST PROP MGT
941-473-0718
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For a Complete List Go To
eraportcharlotte.com
or 941-255-0760
$1395, pool, canal 3/2/2- PC
$995...........3/2/2, pool- PC
$800....................3/2/2 PC
$675..........2/2 lawn inc. PC
$1495....... 5 Acre, Pool- PG
$875 ..... ............ 3/2/2 DC
$875 ..... ............ 3/2/2 NP

FREE Rent Until Sept. 1,
2008, Absolutely the
Best Deal! North Port
4br/2ba/2cG,
1471sf., Single-Fami-
ly Homes, Starting at
$775/mo
$199 move in fee on
approved credit.
(941)-613-1469

GARDENS GULF COVE:
3/2/1 comm pool $800
GULF COVE newer 3/2/2
granite counters $900
WEST COAST PROP MGT
941-473-0718
www.RentalsFlorida.net

Gulf Cove 3/2/2, unfur-
nished. 5569 Gillot Blvd.
$850. mo., 1st., Last,
Sec. (941)-624-0355


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Aak
GULF COVE, 3/2/2,
on canal w/boat
dock. Easy access
to Myakka River.
Exc. cond $975 mo.
469-766-0641




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

Large 2BR on lake, PG
Annual $900 mo.
1st & last
941- 639-8356
N Port 3/2 on Canal. Avail
Now $975/mo. 1st +
Sec. 941-234-8123 or
941460-8263
N PORT Newer 3/2/2,
1450sf, pets ok, Super
clean $900/mo
941-735-7744
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)876-3541
N. Port. 3/2/1, Gated
comm. $1200 Furn. $900
Unfurn. Seasonal avail. 941-
3914018
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, Sorrento East,
3/2/2 w/pool, recently
remodeled. On cul-de-sac,
lakeview, fenced yard.
$1395/mo. 941-234-2400
North Port 2/1.5BA,
$700/mo. Avail immedi-
ately, annual lease.
941423-8448
North Port
2BR/1BA, 1st & sec
$550& up!,
941-423-8029
NORTH PORT
3 or 4 bedroom homes avail
for rent starting @
$900/month! Many floor
plans avail. Many homes are
pet friendly! aAction Prop
Mgmt-LicREBroker
941-627-5654
North Port large 3- 4/2/2
nearly new, screened lanai,
w/d $988 mo. + sec.,
dep. 908-922-7110
North Port LARGE NEW
3/2/2, formal living, dining
& family room, 18" tile,
screened lanai, $999
Lease option avail.
(941)457-0727
NORTH PORT, lbr/ Iba,
$500/mo. water includ-
ed. First & Deposit. 941-
426-7297
NORTH PORT, 3/2/1 on
Canal. Fenced Yard. Pet
OK. Storage Shed. $875.
mo. (408)-391-0579
North Port, 3/2/2 built
2005, soaring ceiling,
separate living/dining
$925. (941)-391-2665
North Port, 3/2/cp
$795/mo, pets OK
8577 LaBoca Ave
626-6600
North Port, new, 5 min.
from Murdock Cir. 3/2/2
Lanai, San Mateo Area
$950 mo. 754-244-0347
North Port, Recently built
4/2/2 2200 sf under air.
Sec 8 Welcome. $1250
941426-6217
941423-0999 9-6


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1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

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.
NP 2/2/1 NEAR SCHOOL
& shops, Compl Renov,
tile,hdwood floors,patio,
$695 mo 9414267240
NP 2/2/lcp, completely
re-done, 8503 Alam Ave.
$775 mo + sec. (941)-
697-8416 ask for Fran
NP Newer 3/2/2 Beauti-
ful location on Greenbelt
Near 175 & Schools $-
$875/mo 941-240-5555
Off Venice Ave, 3/2/2 City
Water. Nice Home. $900
mo 1st/last $500 Sec.
(941)468-2220
P.C. 2/2/CP, windowed
lanai, living, dining area,
new kitchen, $800 (941)-
629-8203 or 661-5287
P.C. 3/1/1, eat-in kit.,
w/scrn. lanai, cath. ceil.,
a/c, quiet street. N/P.
Landmark 866-213-2033
P.C. 3/1/CP, CHA, $650
mo. 1st., last, security.
22043 Catherine Ave. Sm
pet Ok 941-769-1497
P.C. 3/2, pool, comp. ren-
ovation, all appliances N/S
$750 mo. References req
910-315-5540
P.C. 3/2/1, all appl., tile,
$700 mo., 1st., last, sec.
Pets neg. 3 yrs. ref's
required (802)-363-5619
P.C. 3/2/2 direct access
waterfront, dock & lift
updated, $1,000 mo.
(239)285-1293
P.C. 3/2/2 Home, Peach-
land Area. Avail Now. N/S,
N/P, $800 Rent Neg.
239-561-0756
P.C. 3/2/CP, WF, large
great rm, w/d, $800 mo.
Annual. No pets. (941)-
625-5526, 769-8610
P.C. beautiful 3/2 pool, on
wide canal, min. to Harbor
$1,800. Pets okay (941)
391-5359
P.C. Canal w/ Dock,
3/2/CP, 21846 Edgewa-
ter Dr. $777/mo. + Dep
(941)-266-4945
P.C. New York Sec. cozy
3/2/1, pool, new carpet,
paint, CHA. Rent or sell,
$775. mo 305-342-1227
P.C., 2/2/1, 1,250 sf
lanai & utility rm, fenced
yard in quiet area, $825
mo. 941-623-3834
P.G. Burnt Store Meadows
3/2/2, pool, avail. 9/1,
$1,200 mo. Pet okay.
(941)-769-7766
PC 2/2 or 3/2, tile, lanai,
appl. w/d $675-$995 mo.
1st + sec. Ann. Sm. pet ok
(941)-626-1514
PC 3/2, carport, 1 blk to
boat ramp. Near Elemen-
tary school. $800 mo. Pet
OK. (561)-843-2332.
PC 3/2/2 Saltwatercanal
nice home min. to rt41, all
appl., AC also in Lanai.
avail sept 15 $850. 401-
486-4667 or 401-738-
0654 juliann41@cox.net
PC large 2/2/2 Scr. lanai.
Olean Blvd. near hosp.
$700 mo. 1st. & Sec. Pet
OK. 239-293-3421.
PC sailboat waterfront
3/2/2, remodeled, tile,
2250 SF. Dock, $1090.
18646 Arapahoe Cir. Rent
applied to purchase. Avail-
able immediately. 941-
626-2344.
PC, 4/2/2 w/screened
in lanai, newer home,
$1,100 mo.
Call (219)-246-7099
PC-2/1
$550/mo, pets ok
21067 Gephart
941-626-6600
PC-3/1 1/2ba/lcg
$750/mo, pets OK
18455 Van Nuys Cir.
941-626-6600
PC-3/2/2cg
$950/mo, fenced yard,
pets OK
155 Bedford Dr.
941-626-6600


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

PC-Gulf Cove, $850/mo
4BR/2Bath, pets OK
3475 Blitman St
626-6600
PC-Reduced 2/1/1 WF
$675 2/2/lanai $575,
new roof, all tile, good
loc, (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
PGI 3/2/1, pool, sailboat,
ann, unfurn. Pets OK Call
Debra Peters, ReMax
Anchor Realty 286-0201
Port Charlotte Lrg., 2
bdrm, 1 bath, central
heat & air NEW blinds
& carpets, No Pets
$575 (941)-743-3489
PORT CHAR, 3/2/2 spa-
cious, pool, ex. lot $1100
mo. 22230 Peachland
Blvd. 941-204-7630
Port Charlotte 1/1, Pets
Ok, $150 wk. incl. elec-
tric & water. Avail now
(941)-575-6482
Port Charlotte 3/1, all tile,
pets okay. $700 mo. or
$175/wk. Available now.
(941)-769-4720
Port Charlotte, 3/2,
pool, private, 161 Lenoir
St. Pet ok (941)-268-
7718
Port Charlotte 3/2/2 on
sailboat canal. 1 block
from harbor. $1100 mo.
Call Steve 941-457-2244

Punta Gorda 2/2
1CG in Historic
District. Three blocks
from the river.
$750 mo.
(954) 410-8571

Punta Gorda, 3/2,
Patio, Beautiful Area.
6041 Riverside Dr.
$795 941-740-4769
Punta Gorda, Adorable
updated 2Br/lBath Cot-
tage off Riverside Dr.,
8001 Hillman Ave., W/D
Near Boat Ramp... $595
mo. (credit cards accept-
ed).941-457-7213
Punta Gorda. Burnt Store
Meadows. Like new 5/4/2
pool Includes in-law apart-
ment. $1850. Dave Hofer
agent-owner www.harbor-
paradise.com
941-575-3777
S. GULF COVE
New 3/2/2 on canal
Master suite garden tub
Fireplace pet ok $1350
WEST COAST PROP MGT
941-473-0718
www.RentalsFlorida.net
S. Venice 2/2/1 Clean,
easy care. Great Location
Avail 09/01. Ist/last/sec
$875 (941)-475-0274
S. VENICE Waterfront on
Myaka, 2/2/CP, Furnished
w/ Boat lift $775/mo 1st &
Sec 941-809-7072
SOUTH GULF COVE, 3/2/2,
Pool, new house, very pri-
vate. Avail Sept. 1st.
$1200/mo. 941-697-6157
SPGH 3/2, W/D hook-up,
attached storage, $625
month + util. Avail. now.
(941) 639-1355.

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

Venice 2 or 3 BR/2ba
Cottage Det garage on
acreage, storage, ani-
mals ok, cute/clean,
refs, dep. $900/mo
941-412-0021

Venice 3/2/2
HourGlass family rm
scr lanai, no pets.
$950/mo inclds
cable. 1st/L/S 941-
493-4570

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


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

VENICE EAST, 2BR/1BA,
NICE CLEAN UPDATED.
LANDLORD PAYS ALL
UTILITIES + LAWNCARE
$900 MO. AVAIL SEPT.
1ST! 941-302-0023
Venice Gardens 3/2/2
Remodeled w/large fenced
yard. $1250 941-228-
2411
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, 4/2/lcg
$995/mo, pets OK
849 Mangrove Rd
626-6600
Warm Mineral Springs
2/2/2 W/D Screened
Lanai. $750mo incl utili-
ties. (941)-875-6891

1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

2/2 Condo. Gulf Cove
area.Furnished $600 per
month.941-270-0186
2/2 Furnished condo on
Deep Creek Golf Course.
$675 mo. (734)-483-
0412 or 730-2415
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 $795
per month
2/2 Saybrook Center Rd.,
pool, $800/mo.
2/2 Ven Isl, wlk to bch, $700
Investment Rlty 492-5050
3/2/2 Jacaranda Trace
Villa, Like new, Tile floors
2,000sf, Over 55. $1100
Investment RIty 492-5050
A Lg 2BR/2BA, Great loca-
tion $695 941-387-0990








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2/2 Kings Hwy, PC
Comm. Pool $650
2/2/2 Nordic Way,
DC, Villa, Sm. Pet Ok
$750 Mo.
COMPLETE LISTINGS
(941) 764-7777
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Bimini Bay Club 2/2 Refur-
bished, Newly Furnished, New
Appliances, Ground Floor Cor-
ner Condo. 1st & Security. Ref-
erences, $650 12 Month,941-
276-8084 LM.
BSI new 3/2/2 villa
1772 SF, pool, unfurn.
$975 annual
941-456-0645Broker/Ownr
D.C. 2/2, lanai, cath. ceil.,
tile, wood cab., granite,
w/d inc. Pets ok $675+ up
941-661-4539
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,
POOL,TENNIS. $650.
N/P 941-255-9144
DEEP CREEK CONDO
2/2 den lakefront, pool-
across from golf. $575 mo.
+ until. 941-662-5545
Deep Creek Gardens, 2/2,
1st. fl., w/d, pool, tennis,
No Pets $675 mo. + sec.
(941)-661-7585
DEEP CREEK, 2BR/2BA,
Pool, Tennis, Lakeview,
W/D, NS/NP. Sec. req'd.
$600mo. 941-276-4650.


Home & Condo Rentals and

Property Management, Inc.

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

Las Palmas condo, 1st floor, furnished, lanai, approx. 902 sq. ft................................. $ 750
San Lino condo, st floor, W/D, lanai, comm. pool, approx. 1488 sq. ft ..................... $ 875
Waterside Village, 2nd floor, comm. pools, tennis courts, approx.1176 sq. ft.............$ 900
Tuscany Lakes condo, 2nd floor, W/D, comm. pool, approx. 1467 sq. ft.....................$ 925
Pinebrook Preserve 1st floor, lanai, comm. pool, approx. 1384 sq. ft......................... $ 950
Island home, family room, all tile/terrazzo, close to beach, approx. 1423 sq. ft..........$ 975
Pinebrook home, dining room, lanai, community pool, approx. 1601 sq. ft. ..............$1100
Pennington Place home, furn., w/den, W/D, close to beach, approx. 2113 sq. ft......$1300


1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

ENGLEWOOD 1ST
MONTH FREE 12 mins
from venice 2br w/ den
2 ba 1300sf, pool $399.
moves you in $799/mo
9414730450
ENGLEWOOD waterfront,
55+, close to Manasota
Key. 2/2/CP, pool,
$850/mo. 941-627-1058
ENGLEWOOD, Oak Forest,
gated, clubhouse, w/pool,
2BR+den/2BA/2CG. $900.
Ann. 941-8700600
FUN NEIGHBORHOOD
1 BED/2 BED/3 BED
Condos available as low
as $725/mo. All utilities
Paid, Except elect. In
North Venice City Limits.
BIRD BAY REALTY
Venice office 484-6777
or 1-800-464-8497
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 Pk, Lake-
view, 1st fir., 2/2/cp. Sm.
pet OK. N/S. Annual $850.
941-627-1827
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 PK 2/2
1st FI, Pool, View, 2 lanais
1300 sq ft, W/D hk up
$800mo (941)485-8151
NORTH PORT 3BR/2BA
upscale condo w/ all appls
& garage. Close to shop-
ping. $950/mo Fred
Shute Realestate & Devel-
opment. (941)-426-1489
P.C. 2/2 condo, w/d, off
Kings Hwy. lakeview,
$650, annual lease 1st. +
last. (941)-629-1383
P.C. 2/2 condo, water
incl. no pets. $600 1st.,
last + sec.
(941)-380-9212
P.C. 2/2, Cedar Woods,
$650 mo., no age limit
near all, w/d, pool, 954-
803-3908 305-776-8520
PC 2/2, laundry, pool, ten-
nis, FREE WATER $675+,
1st. & 2nd. fl. Sm pet ok.
941-624-5967
PC, 1st, floor end unit
2bd/2ba completely reno-
vated, all tile floors, lanai,
covered parking, $750
mo. (401)-954-5090
PC, 2/2 Waterfront Condo,
Private Fishing Pier, Pool,
Covered Parking, $775 mo
Ann/Seas. Poss. Incl.
Water & Cable 1st/I/sec
(941)764-6069
PG Newer Condo 3/2
gated, W/D, top fir, eleva-
tor, pool, tennis. $975
mo. 562-397-2755
PGI 3/2 house,
dock $650.
(508)-528-3057
PGI 3/2/1 w/dock
Call Debra Peters @
ReMax Anchor Realty
800-898-7353
PGI Condo, 2BD, 2BA on
the Water. 2 Blks. from
Fisherman's Village. Avail.
10/1. $800 mo. No Pets.
800-345-4324 Patty
PGI canal front condo,
2/2, W/D, pool, dock,
lanai, 1st + sec. $695 mo.
941- 661-3654


1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

PGI furnished end unit
condo, 3/2/1, att. gar.,
gourmet kit, W/D, gated
comm., heated pool & spa.
$1700/mo. short or long
term 941-637-6418

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

PGI, Large 3/2/1 boat
dock, pool, tennis, gated,
$900 mo. Dep. $900. No
pets! (502)-551-6257
or (502)-592-3008
Port Charlotte, Newport
Condos, 2/2, 1st. floor,
near golfing. $725 mo.
Sue Ellen Fumich,
Century 21 Sunbelt
(941)-276-2894
PUNTA GORDA ISLES
New Furn. 2/2, Club-
house, $900. mo Annual
www.trueswflorida.com
(239)-210-1521
SOUTH PUNTA GORDA
Country Tropical Acres,
Furnished 1 Bedrm, Lrg
Pool, Spa, Pond, W & D
on 3 Acres. $600 mo.
(239)- 225-8416
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, beaut&
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-Magnolia Park.
New spacious secluded &
quiet 2/2 with granite
counters, washer/dryer,
garage. Pool & clubhouse.
$875/mo. CALL 941-758-
6542
Villa Esta II, Deep
Creek 2/2/CP, villa,
pool, golf course. RENT
or SALE
941-627-3500

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

$525, PG 2/1 + lanai, no
pets/smoke. M. Lilly,
RE/MAX Harbor
(941)-764-7585
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 2bd/2ba,
Close to Exit 170,
$650/mo
(941)-737-7037


BRAND NEW HOME IN NORTH PORT with swimming pc
Spacious 3/2/2 home is almost 2000 sf under air & features a
separate family room, formal dining room, breakfast nook, kitcl
Island, Corian counters and so much more, offered at $209,900
DON'T WANT THE POOL.? PRICE IS $184 900. MITS# 57


VIVIENDA WEST. Lovely 2/2/1 detached villa on a quiet cul-de-
sac in an adorable community. Extremely well maintained
w/brand new paint & carpet in neutral colors. Huge living room.
Very convenient location. $170,500 MLS#N5762320
LOCATION,
LOCATION. Only
a few short blocks to
beach, downtown,
shops & restaurants.
A great second
home or investment.
2BR, second floor,
end unit has extra
windows and a nice
i, 1 1 I I I ,
$135,000 MLS#
N541799


1300 DUPLEXES
FOR RENT

E Engl 2/2 Pet OK
$650/mo. Yrly Lease. 1st
Mo Free. $1000 sec
moves you in. Adobe Real-
ty Inc. 485-3998
Marcel 468-2529
E. Englewood. 2BR/2BA.
Annual. Unfurnished. Imm.
Occ. $725/mo. $550 Dep.
(941)474-5367
EAST ENGLEWOOD 2/1
w/w carpet, W/D hook-up,
lawn care. N/P $500/mo.
941-769-6548 days/ 941-
639-8829 evenings.
Eng East. 2/1 Cath Ceil,
Irg, C/H/A, clean, N/P N/S
$600 F/L/S. Historic Dist.
2/1 Furn. N/P N/S $850
Incl water & elec. F/L/S
(941)-475-4562
Engl, Lg remodeled 2/2,,
lawncare incl, W/D hook
up, $600/mo 1st & Sec
941408-1925
ENGLEWOOD
1/1/cp new carpet tile
paint water/sewer inc
on bus route $495
WEST COAST PROP MGT
941473-0718
www.RentalsFlorida.net
Englewood 2/1, screened
lanai, new paint & tile, no
pets, $650 mo., 1st. +
security. (941)-624-5233
Englewood Tropical Setting,
lbr/lba, New Paint & Car-
pet. $550/mo. Water Incl.
lst/L/Sec (941)928-8239
ENGLEWOOD, 2/2, tiled,
newly decorated, immac,
quiet location. $650/mo
(941)6984061 286-3902
ENGLEWOOD, 2br/lba,
W/D, quiet, N/S, No dogs.
1st & Lst. $575.
(941)473-7847
ENGLEWOOD, Spacious
2/2, lanai, wood floors,
washer/dryer. $750/mo.
(941)-763-3700
EngI, nr beaches, 1/1,
Inclds water, sewer, w/d,
lawncare $550/mo.
Ist/L/Sec. (941)-468-
8771
ENGLW, very clean 2br/lba tri-
plex unit, satellite, new appl,
carpet & wdws. Want quiet tenant
$625941-697-1869
FREE MTH RENT 2/1/1
CP w/ tile floors & scr.
lanai. Venice. $600/ MO
941-2234488
FREE RENT! E. Engl 2/1
New Tile & Carpet, sm pet
ok. $550 + $300 sec.
941-234-7077


1300 DUPLEXES
FOR RENT

Harbor Hts. large 1/1
$550. $300 deposit Pets
okay (239)-229-3716
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.
Murdock Area, 2/2/1, Ig.
walk-in closet, pantry,
water incl. $600 941-423-
0486
Nokomis Free Rent! 2
Bd/lba $600-650 Clean,
Close to park. Move in spe-
cial. (941)-809-3869
NOKOMIS, 311 Shore Rd.
Nr bch, 1st floor, $750
2/1.5 2nd floor $800.
Investment RIty 492-5050
NORTH PORT 2BR/
1BA, living room, lanai,
very clean, appl. $650 &
Sec. (810)-794-3721
NORTH PORT-2/1 Fur-
nished, lanai, $600/mo.
Sec 8 Welcome
941-426-6217,
941423-0999 Call 9-6
Port Char. 2bd/2ba/lcg
screened lanai,
oversized lot, $725 mo.
(718)-608-5185
Pt Char 2/1 + bonus rm.
tile & carpet throughout,
quiet area, W/D incl. $600
mo. 941-661-4771
PUNTA GORDA EFFI-
CIENCY ONE MONTH
FREE! Waterfront. Free
laundry. $425/mo. ann.
941- 626-9652

1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT

*FIRST MONTH FREE
DOWNTOWN VENICE
Embassy Ibr apt.
$599/mo. + $600 Sec.
Walk to beach & churches.
N/P. (941)244-0700
1 Bedroom on the
Island $650 Per mo,
1st month free!
Pets ok 941-488-6666
1BR starting @ $475,
2BR $595. With 12mo
lease, 3rd mo free. No
dep. PG (941)-639-0663
lbr/lba, 3 blocks from
Venice Beach, off Venice
Ave. New appls & W/D.
$695/mo 941-716-1431
1ST MONTH FREE
VENICE br $600, 2BR
$675. N/Pets. Sea Jay Apts,
under new mgmt.
941-232-9893


V EYn U m b Cu d Vath + la rnty rmuun. 2 ca gar age.
Ask about list of updates. Newer roof & AC. Pool with spa in
privacy screened lanai. Near Venice East Golf, Library.
READY TO MOVE IN! $179,000 MLS#N5761478







BEACH MANOR 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!
$133,500 MLS#N5761084
GREAT
LOCATION! One
,D -1-m r n11
I , I ,,I
of Mexico or
downtown Venice.
Low monthly fees
and one month
rentals allow for a
....II
allowed. $87,900
MLS#N575835


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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 $595
1/1 Antigua Apt., Furnished, No Pets.......................$700
CONDOS & VILLAS
1/1 Las Palmas Condo, Comm. Pool, No Pets.......$650
2/2 Venice Isle Estates Mobile Home, Furnished, 55+k850
2/2 Costa Brava, Comm. Pool, Furn.,1st Mo. Free.S900
2/2 Saybrook Manor Condo, Comm. Pool, No Pets$900
2/2/2 Auburn Wood Att. Villa, No Pets......................975
2/2 Mission Lakes, Furn.,Water & Cable Incl........$975
2/2/1 Gondola Park Condo, Comm. Pool, No Pets $1000
HOMES
2/1 North Port Home, No Pets,lst Month Free.......$650
2/1 Venice Island Duplex, Newly Remodeled, No Pets..$800
2/1 Venice Island Duplex, Newly Remodeled, No Pets.8OO
3/2/CP Venice Gardens Home, Pets OK....................$900
3/2/2 Hourglass Estates Home, No Pets................$1100
3/2/2 Nokomis Home, Pets OK $1100
3/2/2 Gulfview Estates, No Pets, Lawn Care Inc1....$1250
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Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, Real Estate Classified


1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT

2) 2/1 & 1 Efficiency
Starting at $600/mo
941-474-7171
2/1 VENICE: 2 miles to Beach,
walk to Publix, Shops & bus.
Immaculate, Tile Carpet.
$699/mo. Annual. No pets.
(941)-374-3401
2BR/1.5BA, Deep Creek,
$700 mo. 1st & last
required. Call 941- 204-
3224.
Arcadia, Furn. 1B/1B, AC,
Full Kitchen, All Utilities
Included Plus Satellite
863494-5920
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. $550. 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
ENGL 1BD SCREENED
LANAI, CLOSE TO SHOP-
PING ON BUS LINE $495
YR LEASE 941-276-3760
ENGL-really nice 2/1,
waterview, priv parking,
quiet $600/mo 1st/
Lst/Sec (941)-223-4188
Englewood P.C. 3 months
FREE. 2/1, just remod-
eled, tile, new paint. Pets
ok. $600 mo. Call (239)-
398-5473
ENGLEWOOD 1ST


1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT

MCPINES APARTMENTS
1 & 2 Bedroom Apart-
ments with air condition-
ing, carpet, appliances,
spacious closets, win-
dow treatments offered
at affordable rental
rates beginning at $383
Handicap Unit
Income limits apply.
For Rental Info & Appli-
cations McPines Apart-
ments 1514 E Cypress
Street, Arcadia (863)
494-4811, M-F 9:00 AM
5:00 PM TDD 1-800-
955-8771 Equal Hous-
ing Opportunity


NOKOMIS, Lg. 1BR/1BA
Walk to beach/all shop-
ping, water incl. Annual.
$625/mo. 941-966-5489
NOKOMIS: 2 Blocks to
beach. 2BR/2BA &
2BR/1BA, 1 small pet OK.
Details 941-485-1206
North Port Furnished
Apartment, 1/1 Kitchen, liv-
ing room. No smoke no
pets 941-276-4771
Presbyterian Homes of
Port Charlotte and Char-
lotte Towers are low-
income housing for the
elderly and are now
accepting applications for
our waiting lists. Residen-
cy is Open to all persons
age 62 or older who meet
the current HUD income
limits. Residency at Char-
lotte Towers is also open
to persons under 62 with
mobility impairment.
Applications may be
picked up at Charlotte
Towers at 2295 Aaron St,
Mon.- Fri. 8am 4pm.



EQUAL HOUSING
OPPORTUNITY
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


MONTH FREE 12 mins
from Venice 2br w/den Punta Gorda, Historic Dis-
2ba1300sf,pool$399. trict, studio, immaculate,
moresyouin$799/mo941- water incl. NP/NS. $550
4730450 mo. (850)-841-9414
ENGLEWOOD WATERFRONT Rotonda 2/2, Spacious,
1/1, Very Clean, Close to W/D, Ceramic Floors, 1st
Shopping, N/P $580/mo Mo + 1 mo Sec, $595mo,
941475-5409 Pets OK, 941-697-9254


Englewood, 1/1 fully fur-
nished, swimming pool,
beach access, on the key,
$850 mo. 941-380-9659
MANASOTA Key 1BR on
beach, very quiet area. Big
porch. Small pet ok. $850
mo. Incl Utils 941-661-7120
MANASOTA Key, 2/1 Furn
W/utilities & cable,Long
term $270/wk
941-716-3660


SWoodmere
/ Apts of N,
Venice. Luxury
Community
SUMMER
SAVINGS!

1 bd apts/$688
2/bd apts $782
S941-496-4161


1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT

Toledo Club
Apts. Luxury

SAVIGS

Studio's /$527
1bd apts/$605
2bd apts/ $647
941-423-6600

Venice Furnished 1/1, sin-
gle occupancy, $625 +
Dep, WiFi, Cable & water
incl 941493-1529
VENICE ISLAND lbr +den
432 S Armada Rd. 2nd fir,
$695 wtr & swr incl. N/P
N/S. (941)4684970
VENICE ISLAND Efficen-
cies/1 bdrm, clean & neat.
Walk to beaches & dntown
$125wk+ 1-800-7464030
Venice Island newly
reno, furn/unfurn Near
shops,beach 1/1 $600
incl wtr. (941)-586-8966
VENICE ISLAND, 1 Bed
Apt & Efficiency,
Available now! Nice.
(941-7354020
VENICE ISLAND, Large
2 Bedroom apt., Near
hospital $750 inc. water
& cable, avail, now.
941-587-9997
VENICE ISLAND, Lg 1BR/
Tile Floors, Fans, Spotless,
Walk to Beach, $595Ann.
(941)484-7644
Venice Island, North Side 1/1
$540 mo or 1/1 Condo. Furn
$625 mo. Both Annual. Water
Incl. Grnd Fl. (941)4882613
VENICE ON THE ISLAND.
Ibd, Short or long term,
furn. or unfurn. $650
(813)-690-1359
VENICE-Spacious 2/1.5,
Unfurn, Close to shopping,
$700mo, 1st Last + Sec
(941)966-2762 aft 6pm
VILLA SAN CARLOS II
22250 Vick St. PC.
Now Available -1 bedroom
For 62 or Older HUD
Subsidized Rents, income
limits apply. Call for appli-
cation. 941-624-4404.



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




1340 MOBILE HOMES
FOR RENT

Arcadia 3/2 Mobile Home
in Rural Setting. Fireplace
& Porches, $800. mo.
(863)-558-2452


1340 MOBILE HOMES
FOR RENT

NOKOMIS:
1BR/1BA and 2BR/1BA
(941)-914-2760
Several Available From
$400 -$750. Punta Gorda,
Nocatee & Kings Hwy. Incl.
CHA. 1st, Last, & Sec.
941-624-0355

1345 MISC. RENTALS

ENGLE. 2bd Duplex & Furn
house on water.
SeasonaVannual. Rent neg.
941474-6141 for details.

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
CLEAN furn. eff. apts. So.
PG $150-180 per wk, incl
util/cable, no pets. 941-
740-0491.
Venice, Walk Town/Beach,
Seperate Entrance, Small
Kitchen Fully Furn,
$550 mo (941)488-5303

1360 ROOMS FOR
RENT

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 until incl.941-276-3134,
or 276-1025, 467-2333
P.C. ROOM FOR RENT with
house privileges. Util. incl.
$130/wk. + deposit. Call
(941)-276-2681.
PC Charming home near
Peace River. Single sleep-
ing room. $95. wk. rent.
941-625-5670
PC Clean & Quiet, $120
wk. $450/mo incl utils,
furn'd, refs. 941-743-
3070. 941-740-2565
PC private room & bath.
Full use of house. Nice
place $300 mo. Small pet
ok. (941)-624-3714
PG, FREE RENT! Furn., all
incl. $125 wk. 2-3 BR apt.
$325 wk. N/P, 941-639-
1089,941-623-7921
PGI 1 or 2 rooms, 1 1/2
baths in private portion of
fully furn. spacious villa.
Share chef's kit., laundry,
pool. Util. & cable incl. NS.
Ref. (941)-575-2481
Rent Private bed & bath
house access.
No drugs/Alchol
(941)493-2010


1370 RENTALSTO
SHARE

2 roommates to share
beautiful 3 bedroom pool
home off Peachland. (941)-
876-6876
N.P. 3/2/2 Newer
Home. $425/mo. 1st
& Sec + 1/2 Utilities.
941-268-7732
P.C. 3/2, Pool, Waterfront,
Furnished. Cable provided.
$100 wk. + 1/3 Util.
(941)-613-1741
PC, looking for retired per-
son to share fully furn.
house. Great location,
$575 mo. 941-625-5783
Port Charlotte, Furnished
room, pool & house priv.
Must like dogs!
(941)-627-3137
Priv. Bdrm, BA, Hse Privdg.
for mature woman RENT
FREE exchange for hsekeep &
errands. (941)485-2266

1390 VACATION/SEAS
RENTALS

*Venice Island Condo on
Canal. Ideal for couple.
Heated Pool on Gulf.
$2500 203-375-4151
PC 2/2/2, neat & clean,
close to beach & shop-
ping, move right in. Furn
Seasonal/Annual. 941-
456-1640
Punta Gorda Villa in BSI
Furnished 2/2/2 with den
& living room, 1596 sq.ft.
RentAHome Srvs 637-6797
Venice Summer Rentals
Condos & Homes
2/2 from $800
Investment RIty 492-5050
VENICE, 2br/2ba HOME,
fully furn, 50+ resort fac.
Wkly, Mo, Yearly. 516-728-
7487 or 516-728-2991

1420 WANTED TO RENT

Retired woman N/S, look-
ing to rent living quarters
Jan. & Feb. in Port Char.
area. Under $1,000. incl.
all. Ref. (631)864-7109

1500 LOTS & ACREAGE

$11,000 North Port over-
sized corner lot assessed
$29,100. Must sell. Own-
Agent 561-644-2100
2 Adjoining lots on
Wymore, NW Port
Charlotte $25,900 for
both. 941-815-1990
Charlotte Ranchettes 2.5
AC. Surveyed. High land.
$35K. All offers consid-
ered. 239- 910-1374.
DeSoto County
Sac 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
Lot in Murdock area near
mall. $15k or trade for
Car/Rv worth $15k. No
Scrub Jay .25 acre. 520-
665-8191
WE BUY LOTS
SCRUB JAY OK
Gulfcoast Realty Int'l
941-766-7091

1520 OUT OF TOWN
LOTS

NE GEORGIA MOUNTAINS
Clayton GA, Furnished
cabin in the woods on 2
acres. Income producing.
$125k Call Karen
706490-2009

1600 BUSINESS
FOR SALE

AUTO REPAIR Best in N.
Port. Over 400K Sales
Owner Net $65K +++
Price $165K w/ONLY
$80K dn. Owner Financing.
Sun Business Brokers.
Terry Williams. (941)-400-
3927
Bandito's on Rt 776
Bar and or land for sale.
4 COP, smoking ok. 1
acre. 941-4294898
CONVENIENCE STORE
& DELI FOR SALE.
$250,000. + Inventory or
best offer. For more info
(941)-268-8555

ENGL BREAKFAST &
LUNCH Great menu &
reputation. Beer & wine
$85k Firm
Fred Smith Realty, Inc.
(941)-475-5686

ITALIAN RESTAURANT
WITH PIZZA
Established 17yrs.
49 seats, Great
Englewood location
REDUCED $160k
Fred Smith Realty, Inc.
(941)-475-5686

MARTIN'S BREAD ROUTE
Char County. Explosive
growth. Profit $60K. Price
$130K w/ONLY $35K
down. Owner Financing.
Terry Williams, Sun Busi-
ness Brokers. (941)-400-
3927

1610 BUSINESS
RENTALS

1250 2500 sf
Commercial/Retail
Former Bistro Sandwich
Shop. Good Location!
Albert 941-628-2883


1610 BUSINESS
RENTALS

2 OFFICE SPACES
3rd Floor
VENICE ISLAND
Overlooking
Intercoastal or
Downtown view.
Best Rate in Town!
Please
Call 941-207-1010
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
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. Plaza-41 Frontage
Approx. 650 sf & 980 sf
All Florida GMAC
Real Estate
941-629-1121
North Port Park
of Commerce
2583 Toledo Blade Blvd.
3000 SF Free Standing
Building
Will build out to suit.
(941) 380-7901
All,


Port Charlotte
Executive Office Suites
Receptionist, all util. &
other support svcs.
Omni Executive Center
A Friendly Place to be!
4055 TAMIAMI TRAIL
Across from Bob
Evans. Call Marj or
Jan 941-627-9755
PAULSON CENTRE
EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES
18245 Paulson Drive, PC
80 s.f. to 230 s.f. Offices
Includes all utilities
Virtual Offices available
Call (941)206-2200 for info
PIK-N-RUN PLAZA
Peachland Blvd.
Retail/Office/Profes-
sional, Newly Renovat-
ed, Plenty of Parking.
1,200 sq. ft. @
$15.00, based on
annual lease, includes
CAM (941)-627-3500
Retail Office on US 41
Just north of Chamberlain
800 sf units, $800 mo.
959 sf units $959 mo.
Prof. Offices Veterans
Blvd. 1,056 sf. unit
$1,056 mo. 1,082 sf unit
$1,082 mo. (incl. CAM!)
(941) 629-1115


1610 BUSINESS
RENTALS

6 MTHS FREE RENT.
VENICE AVENUE
RETAIL OR OFFICE USE
750SQFT $750/MO OR
1500SQFT $1500/MO
(941)-497-0775
VENICE AVE/US 41 By
pass 1450sf Prof/
Office bldg. Reception,
4 offices, newly deco-
rated $1095/mo
(941)-484-6022
Venice Offices/Warehous-
es & office-warehouse
combo's, All sizes and
locations aval 485-1119

1620 COMMER./
INDUST. PROP.

5 BAYS Available for rent in
Port Charlotte. Month to
Month. Call Jay for Details.
941-350-5103
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
Englewood, San Casa.
2000 SF, fenced yard.
Showroom WH, $1500
mo. 941-204-7352
For Lease Florida St.
PG, Warehouse or Office
w/ OH doors. Units from
600-6000sf, $6.sf & up.
New owner. 941-724-0048
For sale or lease 1100 SF
Built 2005, mixed use
Punta Gorda city. Five Star
Realty 941-456-0645
Industrial Office Ware-
house, 1500 sf. for lease
$1700. per mo. 1st mo.
FREE. Call Larry Bailie
(239)-821-8027, Florida
Foundation Realty, LLC
Medical office, 2400 Har-
bor Blvd. Suite 1, 979SF,
Port Charlotte. (941)-629-
8080 or 626-8075.
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


plus den home is lovely. Features large tile, new
Z carpet, pool on a large lot w/beautiful
T landscaping.
Jean Collins $949,000
CALL TO SEE THIS HOME!


Canal tront 3/2/2 and boat lilt on pnstine lot.
J Caged pool, large lanai & stone fireplace in
family room. MLS#N567360
SPaula Wesley
Richard Bradway & Assoc. 941-492-7515
$439,900


o VIoIcUUsb Il g~me c urautIlIuny appnullltaU J//
with a 2 car garage, pool and high upgrades
7 including built-ins in living room! MLS#575589
Susan Dahn
Richard Bradway & Assoc. 941-408-3021
$379,900


Just off the Myakka River. Gazebo overlooking
canal to river. 2BR/2BA split plan home w/huge
great room, kitchen with eat-in area, sea wall &
boat lift. #887T MLS#D5768588
Carolyn A. Jarvis, P.A. ReMax Alliance Groui
941-475-2298 www.floridahomescjarvis.com
$379,950


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1640 WAREHOUSE
& STORAGE

1 MONTH FREE- Special
Self-Storage. North Port
Self Storage Offers the
Lowest Prices for Stor-
age, and RV Parking. Stop
by! We also rent UHauls.
Will beat any competitors
price!
5055 Pan American Blvd
Off 41.
941-426-6464.
OPEN SUNDAYS!
www.north-portstorage.com
12X28 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.
EngI Worth Ave. Industri-
al areall186 sf work-
shop/office For Lease
$595 mo 941-697-4774
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


2010 PROFESSIONAL 2030 MEDICAL


TAX PREPARERS
Experience needed. Great
pay. FT/PT Call Richard
Santos. (941) 456-4359
TAX PREPARER- Experi-
enced Tax Preparers for
upcoming season. Corpo-
rate & individual positions
available. Send resume to
2511 Vasco St. Suite 115,
Punta Gorda, FL 33950 or
fax 941- 639-8291 or
email: info@stevenstax.com

The Sun newspaper
group is looking for the
right person to take the
leadership role for one
of our weekly products
in beautiful Lake Placid,
Fla.

The right person should
have a passion for com-
munity journalism, good
writing skills and some
pagination experience.

The person selected will
have an opportunity to
make this product their
own < with a strong
senseof ownership
from the community.

For more information
call or email
John Hackworth,
941-206-1147 or
hackworth@sun-herald.com


2016 FINANCIAL

Local Financial Servies
Agency searching for new


partL-tille or IUlltIIIIe self1
North Port 400 w/sm. off, motivated individuals. We
800 & 1600 sf warehouse. will train and assist in
$250 mo. + tax for 400 sf licensing interested per-
bay. (941)-6616720 or
bay. (941)-661-6720 or sons to join our team.
Fax resume to 629-3396
WAREHOUSE SPACE for
Lease in NP 6000sf Great
Price & located close to 1-75 2020 CLERICAL/
(941)4238100 ex17 OFFICE
WAREHOUSE/work shop,
3000 SF, will divide, 12' Accounting Support Posi-
doors, close to 1-75, exit tion. Accounting back-
164. Units from $350 mo. ground with general ledger
(941)-575-9577 knowledge. Computer


Whidden Ind. Pk.
1250 SF, 10' OH dr.
w/office & bath.
$650 mo. 941-204-7352


2000


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2015 Banking
2020 Clerical
2025 Computer
2030 Medical
2035 Musical
2040
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2060 Management
2070 Sales
2090 Child/Adult
Care Needed
2100 General
2110 Part-
time/Temp
2115 Home Based
Business
2120 Position/Job
Wanted

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H.& R. BLOCK the nations
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ings for TAX PREPAR-
ERS. Experience pre-
ferred but will train. Earn
great seasonal income.
Call (941) 629-0624.
DFWP-EOE


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Fax Resume to 941488-
4963 DFWP


Administrative
Assistant/Secretary
responsibilities to include
experienced customer ser-
vice/relations skills, filing,
answering phones, clean-
ing offices, construction
and permitting skills a defi-
nite plus. Please contact
eitherFred Schroeder or
Bill Green Jr. at (888) 458-
3701.
FT & PT Positions Avail.
From Mgmt, Office, Labor-
er 941-979-8527
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OFFICE person wanted to
answer phones & other
related office duties. Pt.
Charlotte 941-764-8324

Sunshine Payday Loan
looking for Clerical help in
Arcadia. Mon-Sat. 40hrs,
Fax resume 863-453-
6138

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Hair Salon booth rental
avail. Spacious, Clean Veterinary Assistant &
Affordrhl Casev Kpv Receptionist-Venice: Will


Salon (941)-484-7273
Hair Stylist Station
Rental. Charlotte
Harbor Call Cindy at
941-255-0955.
LOAN OFFICERS/ BROKERS
We are the FHA Specialists.
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Splits. GREAT AMERICAN
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rate with experience. Fax
resume to 941-485-1265

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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

CNA's / HHA's /RN's
For home health agency
FAX resume to:
239-247-5151 or email
rthomas@assistinghands.com

COOK
DIETARY AIDE
Full time and Part time
Tired of being just a
number... at HARBOR-
CHASE we care about
our employees as much
as our residents.

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

Experienced DENTAL
ASSISTANT, Needed for
North Port Practice.
Please Call
(941)-426-8289

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

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

Marketing/
Community
Relations
Coordinator

Charlotte County's #1
Retirement and Assisted
Living Community
Royal Palm
Retirement Centre

is seeking an experi-
enced, motivated team
player with public rela-
tions and excellent
sales skills to market to
seniors.
Senior Living Sales
Experience is Required
Mail resume to
Royal Palm Retirement
Centre
2500 Aaron Street
Port Charlotte, Florida
33952
Or fax to
(941) 627-9890



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MEDICAL ASST FRONT &
BACK OFFICE. PT
Busy Dermatology Practice
in Venice. Join Our Growing
Practice! Fax
941485-2288

Nuclear Tech, licensed &
certified, PC cardiology
office. Exc. benefits. Fax
941-258-3630

NURSING SUPERVISOR for
Ambulatory Surgery Center,
20-24 Hrs Weekly, No


Nights/Weekends. Fax
Resume 941484-9690

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


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2040 RESTAURANT/
HOTEL

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

COOK, PT, Min. 2 yrs.
exp. req'd. to asst. in
prep of hot/cold items for
service to senior popula-
tion. Apply in person Royal
Palm Retirement Centre.
2500 Aaron St. PC.
DFWP EOE

Domino's Pizza in East
Englewood is now hir-
ing Assistant Managers
This is an entry level,
hands on, career opportu-
nity leading to a position of
a General Manager or even
a Franchise Owner! Candi-
dates should have recent
fast food or restaurant
management experience.
Apply in person at the East
Englewood store.

Drug Free
WorkplaceFull/Part Time
Counter Help. Food experi-
ence a plus, but will train.
Great pay plus tips. Apply
in person for appt & appli-
cation, Mon thru Fri 9am-
1pm, ask for manager.
Myakka Pines Golf Club,
2550 S River Rd, Engl.
941474-1753 ext 6

GENERAL MANAGER
for great sports bar
concept in Pt. Char-
lotte, Must have min
1 yr full service
restaurant GM expe-
rience. Challenging
hands on position.
Great wage & benefit
pkg.
fax 941-488-6682
or email
Sharkys@Daystar.net


LINE COOK
EXPERIENCED
Fulltime
Apply in person:
Mon-Fri. 1-3PM.
Jacaranda West CC,
1901 Jacaranda Blvd,
Venice. EOE,
D/F/W/P

Local sports bar restau-
rant now seeking Restau-
rant Manager & Sous
Chef/Manager. Please
send resume with salary
requirements to Charlotte
Sun, 23170 Harborview
Rd. Box S, Charlotte Har-
bor, FL 33980.

NIGHT AUDITOR FT,
11pm-7am, Experi-
enced preferred.
$10/hr to start. Apply
Hamption Inn & Suites
881 Venetia Bay Blvd.
Venice, FL
(941)-488-5900

SHORT ORDER COOK
Must be flexible
Apply in person
Bowland Pt. Charlotte
3192 Harbor Blvd.
No phone calls please!

2050 SKILLED TRADES

A/C lead Installer, residen-
tail change out. Min 5+
Yrs. Exp a must! Full Co.
benefits 40+ Hrs DFWP
Kobie Complete (941)-
474-3691

CABINET SHOP
BUILDER/
LAMINATOR


Experience & Valid
drivers license a
must.- Drug Free
Workplace -Salary
commensurate with
experience.

Apply in person to:
Southwest
Restoration, Inc.
4290 James St.
Unit 8, Whidden
Indust. Park, PC
941-743-4466


2050 SKILLEDTRADES 2070 SALES 2100 GENERAL 2100 GENERAL


DeSoto BOCC is seeking
qualified applicants for:
County Surveyor.
Salary negotiable. Profes-
sional land surveying activ-
ities within the County.
Diploma or G.E.D w/ eight
yrs. of land survey exp.
Drafting exp. w/ AutoCAD
and operation of GPS
equipment. FL PLS regis-
tration.
(EEO and Drug-Free
Work Place)
For more info contact
Human Resources at
863-993-4808.


FIBERGLASS
LAMINATOR/
MOLD BUILDER
seeking individual
with fiberglass &
mold skills. Must
have references.
Only responsible per-
sons need apply. FT,
Benefits, Drug Free.
(941)-485-0984


Granite Fabricator
Experienced only
Call (941) 235-1300


MAINTENANCE
SUPERVISOR

Picerne Mgmt is
currently accepting
resumes for Mainte-
nance Supervisor
position. Experi-
ence and HVAC
required. Come join
our winning team!

Please fax resume
to 941.979.1003
DFW/EOE

Refrigeration
Supervisor needed -
min. 1 yr. Anhydrous
Ammonia refrigeration
experience a must, RETA
certification preferred,
leadership experience
helpful. Please mail
resumes to: Personnel,
6785 S.W. Enterprise
Blvd., Arcadia, FL 34269

ROOF repair person, EXPE-
RIENCED. Tile, shingle,
metal. Drivers lic, Drug
Free 941-639-1653

Sarasota area Tree Com-
pany looking forTop
Climber. CDL Class B
w/air req. Top Company,
Top Pay, Exp'd required.
941-359-0026

SERVICE TECH for AC co.
Must have service tech
exp. Top performance pay
avail. 764-8324

TECHNICIAN/
PAINTER
$60,000
plus potential
Fast Growing
Collision Center
State of the Art
Paint Booth

North Trail RV
FORT MYERS, FL
Contact:
Mike Mc Dade
239-693-8200
michael.mcdade
@northtrailrv.com
Fax: 239-694-0832

EOE, DFWP
Health, Dental,
401k, Disability,
Paid Vacation


2070 SALES

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
ALL AGENTS RECEIVE
100% Commission
Open 7 Days a Week
Non-competing broker
does not list or sell. The
agents are our only cus-
tomers. Monthly fee
$100. Transaction fee -
$75/side. No other costs
or fees. MLS functions in
Naples, Marco Island, Ft.
Myers, Cape Coral,
Lehigh Acres, Port Char-
lotte, Tampa, Orlando,
Monroe, Dade, Broward,
Palm Beach and Martin
counties. Offices in
Naples, Marco Island,
Bonita Springs and Punta
Gorda. Private offices
desk space avail;
Call or e-mail Gary for
confidential interview
Gary Hicks
gary@naplessunrealty.com
1 -877-649-1990
25166 Marion Ave.
Punta Gorda, FL 33950


Sun Realty


BUSINESS TO BUSINESS
Sales Position. Bottless
Water Coolers. Full time.
Training salary. Benefits.
email resumes to
simplypuresales@comcast.net

GET RESULTS -
USE CLASSIFIED!


AUTO SALES &
FINANCE MAN-
AGER
Charlotte County's
#1 Volume Independent
Dealer Seeks
a Highly Motivated
Leader for of Their
Prime Locations. Must
Have Desk & Finance
Experience, Be Neat,
Energetic & Goal Orient-
ed
Valid DL a Must!
Excellent Pay Plan
& Demo!
Drug Free Work Place
Call Gene Gorman
941-628-0491

CAREER Changing Oppty. 6
Business Minded, ambitious
people needed to work from
home Top benefits! Pd wkly.
Call 941-979-8509

CAREER
OPPORTUNITY
INSURANCE SALES
60K 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

CLASSIFIED
ADVERTISING

Full time Position now avail-
able for a Classified Adver-
tising Sales Representative
at the Sun Newspaper. We
are currently seeking a
motivated outgoing, well-
organized individual with
computer exp., good typ-
ing & spelling skills, and
good phone/customer ser-
vice skills.

We offer excellent benefits
and compensations pro-
gram and a fun working
environment.

Come Join Our Team!

Please email resume to:
inottingham@
venicegondoliercom

Experienced Sales person
for Satellite TV Sales.
Earn $100.00 per sale.
Flexible hours or work
from home.Call tiffany
863-491-0555

Field Customer Service
Rep. Forward thinking &
aggressive.
Reply to Charlotte Sun,
23170 Harborview Rd.,
Box F, Charlotte Harbor,
FL 33980

Manager-in-Training for
new Englewood pet store.
Strong retail experience
required. Bachelor's
degree desirable.
MUST LOVE CATS.
Responsible for sales,
inventory, recruiting volun-
teers. Excellent customer
service skills a must. Inter-
est in pet nutrition.
E-mail resume to
info@ears41ife.com.


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A FEW GREAT PEOPLE
is what we're looking for!

Can't find that
part-time job that fits your
schedule?

Looking to make
full-time income without
the full-time hours?


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www.shaveremployment.com
MAINTENANCE TECH, A/C
Cert. Call for appt. The
Venetian,
941-484-2488
Motivated, Multi-task,


Perfection driven, highly
Come join us! detailed respectable clean-
er desired.


EARLY MORNING
NEWSPAPER
DELIVERY FOR
THE ENGLEWOOD SUN

We are looking for
select individuals to
provide delivery service of
the utmost quality to our
customers.

Are you service-oriented?

Are you conscientious?

Would you enjoy
being a part of
the fastest-growing daily
that serves
your community?

Are you interested in earn-
ing monthly bonuses for
providing
first-class service?

Get paid weekly!

All you need is a reliable
vehicle, valid Fla. Drivers'
License, auto insurance
and Social Security card.

Don't wait!
Only a few opportunities
are available!

For consideration,
please fill an application
out in person and visit us
in historic downtown
Englewood at
167 W. Dearborn Street


Blue Jean Job
Seeking sharp go-getters
able to travel USA who
enjoy working in a rock &
roll environment. Demo
chemical products. Must
be able to start immediate-
ly. For info call Kelly 1-
800-201-3293 9am-6pm.
CAR CARRIER EXP. DRI-
VER, running within the
United states. 786-306-
0376 or 239-825-1188
CERT. LIFEGUARD Positions
Open, WMS Day Spa, N.
Port. FT/PT. Call Mary,
9-5 M-F. 941-426-1692.
Concrete block, form, fin-
ishers and laborers need-
ed steady Comm work
941-979-8527

CUSTOMER
SERVICE REP.
Part/full time, must
help move furniture.
Apply in person:
CONSIGNMENT
AMERICA, Lemon Bay
Shopping Center,
1881 Englewood Rd.
(Rt 776) Englewood.
DFWP.

GROVE SCOUT WANTED
Full time, energetic, must
enjoy outdoors and toler-
ate Florida climate. Atten-
tion to detail a plus. Job
location is in the Burmont
area. Please fax or e-mail
resume to: 407-992-4423,
hmartin.trb@earthlink.net,
Attention: Hilary Martin

Health Specialist -
(Arcadia Area) We are mak-
ing a difference for chil-
dren, come join our Head
Start Program! Preferred
qualifications: degree or
experience in health field,
some of which has been
with economically disad-
vantaged people and chil-
dren such as nursing,
health education, commu-
nity health or related field.
Bilingual (English/Spanish)
preferred. Send resume
to Sharon Fox or Gloria
Kendricks at RCMA 241 S.
Orange Ave. Arcadia, FL
34266, or Sharon
@rcma.org.
RCMA is an Equal Opportu-
nity Employer.


Housekeeper
Upscale Senior Living Com-
munity is looking to fill a full
time
housekeeping/ laundry
attendant position.
May include some week-
ends. Only responsible,
committed candidates
need apply. We offer a
great working environment,
Opportunity for growth,
and a full benefits package
including
medical, dental, and vision.
Please apply in person
at 1000 Aston Gardens
Drive, Venice

Aston Gardens at
Pelican Pointe
a Sunrise Senior
Living Community -


(941)-bZ3-66bb93
Paver sealing business
seeks male or female for
light to medium duty out-
door position. Sales, cus-
tomer service exp. a +.
Exc. growth opportunity.
Send short 1 page max.
resume to: info@al-
seal.com
ROUTE DRIVER PT/FT
Able to lift up to 601bs, assist
in shop. Clean DL a must.
Poss. benefits. $8-$10/hr.
941-493-2224 or Fax
Resume 941492-3500

2115 HOME BASED/
BUSINESS

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


3000









NOTICES


3010 ANNOUNCEMENTS



SUN "_

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)
1-800-922-4477
24 hours. or log on to:
www.RespectedDating.com
JESSICA SUPER
SPECIAL SUMMER
RATES! 941-237-1356

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

MORNING DELIGHT
SPECIAL
(941)-623-2091
SAVANNA
CALL FOR APPT
941-467-5363

SENSUAL RELAXATION
www.RelaxationMchelle.com
Walk in's Welcomer!!
941-584-8013

TIFFANY
LOWEST RATES!
941-237-1157


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Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, Real Estate Classified


3040 CARD OFTHANKS 4000 5000


May the Sacred Heart of
Jesus be praised, adored,
glorified and loved through-
out the whole world both
now and forever. Sacred
heart of Jesus, Have
mercy on us. St. Jude,
apostle of miracles pray
for us, St. Jude helper of
the helpless pray for us. IB

3050 SINGLES

Retired Military Exec DWM
Financially stable, warm, fit
bike rider, world traveled,
70 yrs old, romantic, look-
ing fora a happy, easygo-
ing, slim, affectionate lady.
Snuggling is essential.
Reply to: Box 4011 200 E
Venice Ave. Venice FL
34285

3060 SCHOOLS
& INSTRUCTION

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

3080 TRAVEL/TICKETS

2 TICKETS Available for Fri-
day 8/29, Kenny Chesney
in Tampa. $250. for pair
(941)-258-8450
GATOR FOOTBALL Row 1
End Zone $300 941-979-
9427

3090 LOST & FOUND

FOUND male kitten, area
Peachland & Northview in
PC. 941- 979-2753 to
identify

Lost Cat Black &
white/tuxedo male, red
collar, Call anytime,
941426-2595

LOST Puppy, Silver
Poodle, Female, Lost
8/26, Near Pellam
& Sunniglow In PC.
REWARD!!
(941)-769-0933

LOST, Black Lab male, red
collar in accident Cochran
& 41, Sat. 8/23, 9pm,
flew out window & may be
hurt. Children devastated.
(941)-391-2793

LOST: American Bull-
Dog, Jones Loop area,
PG, brindle & white
male, $1,000 reward.
(239) 410-4296

Lost: black cat, small with
round face, green eyes,
and red collar. Spayed
female. Golden Beach area
of Venice island. 941-223-
5577.

LOST: Grey cat. Island of
Venice. Male, neutered.
11 years old weighs
approx 10 pounds.
If found, please call
941-485-2729.


FINANCIAL BUSINESS SERVICES


4010 BUSINESS
OPPORTUNITIES

EARN UP TO 14% INCOME
ON YOUR MONEY INVEST IN
PRIVATE MORTGAGES.
ONLY INVEST IN THE DEALS
YOU LIKE. GREAT AMERI-
CAN MORTGAGE LCML.
941429-5638

4080 LOANS/
MORTGAGES

$500. in your account in
the next 24 hours. Find
out how TODAY for FREE.
NewPaydayCash.com

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

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


5000







BUSINESS SERVICES


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



,, SUN@

PUNTA GORDA
OFFICE

HAS MOVED

From
331 SULLIVAN ST
to
312 SULLIVAN ST

(PURPLE HOUSE)


BUSINESS HOURS

Monday Friday

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

(941) 205-1000


5050 CHILD/ADULT
CARE

ALL CHILDCARE FACILI-
TIES MUST INCLUDE WITH
ADVERTISEMENT STATE
OR LOCAL AGENCY
LICENSE NUMBER.
OPEN ENROLLMENT AGES
1-5 VPK offered, part & full
time avail. Registration fee
waived for mth of Sept.
MISS HEIDI'S PRESCHOOL
941475-3955
Lic. #C08CH4593
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.

5053 COMPUTER
SERVICE

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

Computer repairs,
upgrades, training & virus
removal. (941)-743-9787
or (941) 815-4692 cell.
Infotech Computer
Solutions. Repairs &
Service. 15% off 1st time
calls. 941-875-8107

5054 CONTRACTORS

CONTRACTOR: Roofing
and Hurricane work, will
qualify subs. (239) 989-
3546, (954) 384-2200.

5060 DOMESTIC
CLEANING SERV.

HOUSE CLEANING
by Lorena
941-474-6922 661-8487
Houses, Apts., Offices.
Anytime, Anywhere!
(941)-467-2954
References. Lic#176566

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


5100 HOME & COMM.
IMPROVE.

CONCRETE *
High Quality Low Price
Driveway, sidewalks, patios
LIC. & INS. FREE EST 941-
497-0907 or 586-4512
Bill's Handyman Service
Ceiling fans, lights,
faucets, drains, yard work
etc. Call 941-661-8585
BUILDING CONTRACTOR
FOR HIRE! We can design,
build, remodel any type of
structure. Free estimates by
appt. Hire a Licensed Build-
ing Contractor!
Fred Shute Real Estate
& Dev. Inc.
941426-1489
Toll Free 1-888-803-3100
CARPENTER, INC. One
call does it all. Licensed &
insured. #RR0067689.
Phil 941-627-0657.
DAN THE HANDYMAN
I do it all with just one call.
Painting, Carpentry, Any-
thing? (941)-697-1642
HANDLES HANDYMAN
SERVICE 30 yrs. exp.
Kitchen, Bath & Plumbing,,
Painting, Ceramic Tile, All
Indoor & Outdoor Repairs.
941-586-4856
JACK OF ALL TRADES,
No Job Too Big or Small.
Lic/Ins. Free Estimates.
Call (941)-623-3374
KEN'S HOME Maintenance
& DRY WALL REPAIR. Free
Estimates (941)-716-5107

5110 LAWN/GARDEN
&TREE

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

AAA Quality Clean Cut
Lawn Care. Great rates.
Better quality.
charlottecountylawns.com
Chuck 941-380-3118

Now .accepting new accts
Nokomis, Ven & Island. Li
& Ins. For exc. lawn car
Call 4884462


5110 LAWN/GARDEN
&TREE

An Occupational License
may be required by the
City and/or County. Please
call the appropriate occu-
pational licensing bureau
to verify
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
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
Sprinkler/well repair, trim
trees, ripout/resod, mow
lawns, design curbing 941-
661-7015 661-7013
The Wild Weedwacker Jun-
gle Yard Specialist. Over-
grown Yards &
Lots Cut, Weeds Pulled,
Stumps Removed.
941-661-2126

5130 MOVING/HAULING

FREE Pick-up on Appl.
Mowers, Grills, Engines,
ACs, Scrap Metals....
ETC! (941)-623-5673
Hauling Yard & Constr
Waste. Garage Clean Out.
Trash. Call Carlton,
564-6049 OR 914-2249
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
Bryon C. Clemons Painting,
Inc. Interior/exterior. Pool
Decks, etc. Free est. 941-
266-5007 VernN.P Area

5192 PROFESSIONAL
SERVICES

DANCERS Venice YMCA
seeks dancers interested
in Professional insturction
& performance program.
CALL 375-9121 for info

5230 MISCELLANEOUS

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


5230 MISCELLANEOUS

Generator like new, lawn
mower, chainsaw.
941-426-9100


6000
i**l *"


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/Radlo
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

08/29/08
-iMulti Family, 3930
SE Co. Rd. 760.
(Joshua Creek Rd)
Sat & Sun, 8am-2pm




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


6001 ARCADIA AREA
GARAGE SALES

-Yard Sale Animal Auc-
tion 2635 W Hwy 17
Thursday & Friday 8am-?

6002 ENGLEWOOD AREA
GARAGE SALES



Estate Sale 1551
Keyway Rd Fri
29&Sat 30 8-4 Every-
thing must go! Furni-
ture,artwork,crystal-
collectables,electron-
ics and much much
more!

FRIDAY & SAT ONLY
19357 CRUGAR TERR
ESTATE SALE
Everything must go!!!
Mon- Sat 8am-4pm
1981 neptune dr Over-
brook gdns,MOVING
Everything must go!!!!
i SAT, 7AM- NOON
165 Sabal Lane
2 Bikes, vintage kitchen
collectibles, books, tools,
kayak & lots more

6004 NOKOMIS/OSPREY
GARAGE SALES

Thurs -Sun. 8-?
500 S. Jessica St Col
lectibles LOTS of new items
Cleaning out Hse & Garage

6005 NORTH PORT AREA
GARAGE SALES

D Fir & Sat 8-? 6763
Higdon Rd. Near old
Yatch Club. MOVING SALE
-Sat Only 10-? 4022
Corvette Ln off Sal-
ford.
SThurs-Mon 9-6 2609
Valkaria Ave. Please
no early birds!
The best of the rest
Garage sale.
Price/Cranberry/Flagami
Left on Sareta to Valkaria

6006 PT. CHARLOTTE
GARAGE SALES

2 Family Sale, Too Much To
List..Friday & Saturday
Only, 23225 Aberdeen
Ave, Port Charlotte.
Fri & Sat 8-4 3295
Steadman S on Beacon
off Olean. Multi-Family
D-Fri & Sat. 8am-3pm.
2543 Conway Blvd. 1
tommy bahama dining
room set, vintage pinball
machine, 1 new Full mat-
tress set & 1 new Queen
mattress set + other
items, too much to list!
IFRI & SAT. 9 2,
21053 Delake Ave.
Indoors. Off Yorkshire.
Moving- lots of almost
new furniture & misc.
Fri-Sun 8-2 Moving Sale
Everything must go!!
18257 Robinson Ave
DFRI. & SAT. 9AM-?
22150 New York
Ave. Off Conway. clothes,
freezer, tools, much misc


6006 PT. CHARLOTTE
GARAGE SALES

F-FRI. 8-1 & 6-8 SAT. 7-
1. 24511 Sunrise Dr.
Suncoast Lakes off Kings
Hwy. Moving sale, entire
contents of house. Tools,
computer equip., riding
mower & much more.


[: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.
D Sat 7-2 Sun 8-12
202 Uruguay Dr
Deep Creek hsehold
Clothes, appl, tools, etc
D-SAT 7-3 199 ROSE-
MARY STREET PC,
HAND/PWR TOOLS TOOL
BOX,VINTAGE BARBIE&
KEN,OAK DRAFT TABLE
W/ARM& HALO
LGHT,FURNITURE, WED-
DING DRESS-WORTH THE
TRIP!!!
FSAT ONLY. 7-11.
1032 Darby Dr.
(Off Midway) Furn,
Books, Movies, Misc
-THUR., FRI. 8AM-3PM
& SAT. 9AM-4PM.
139 Mollendo St. Deep
Creek. Something for
everyone. No early birds!

6007 PUNTA GORDA AREA
GARAGE SALES

FSAT. ONLY. 8AM-
12PM. 12 Sabal Dr.
Off Tropicana. Something
for all. No kid's stuff.

6010 S. VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES

[FRI & sat 8-?, 86
ICypress Rd. HUGE
MULTI FAMILY SALE! Col-
lectibles, Bucs' memoribila
Tools, Furn, Clothes, Too
much to list! Rain or shine.
941-544-1270
Fri & Sat9-? 755 Tan-
ager Rd. 4 wheelers,
Fishing equipt, tools,
welder, generator, bicycle
& too much to list.
D-Sat 8-1 707 E. Baffin
Dr. Furniture, books,
Furniture, misc. items &
records. Rain or shine.
- SAT 84
1366 Roosevelt Dr
Gulf View Estates
MOVING SALE furn, misc
SAT, SUN & MON 8-?504
Mt Vernon Dr Brand New
27" Flat scr, Pewter Dinet,
glass tables, stove, elect
Items, outdr tools & misc.

6011 VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES

D-Fri & Sat 8-12 708
Nokomis St. Estate
Sale. Loft Bed, Victorian
Livingroom, Etc.
-Fri & Sat 8-5
355 Seagrape Rd.
Inside Moving Sale! Appli-
ances, furn, beds, etc.


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^ Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, Real Estate Classified


6011 VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES

RFRI. & SAT. 7AM-3PM
245 North Havana
Rd. MaryKay Product Liq-
uidation & Moving Sale.
D Sat 9-5 822 Carefree
Country Club Estates
Household, boating,
upscale clothing & Misc

6020 AUCTIONS

Antique
Collectible
Decorative Arts
Auction
Sun Aug. 31th,
12 Noon
(Preview at 10:30am)
Held at: VFW Post 8203.
4680 Trott Cir
North Port.
Great sale to include Vin-
tage Toys, Coins, Curren-
cy, Fine 10K, 14K, 18K
Jewelry, Costume Jewel-
ry, China, Porcelain, Auto-
graphed, Sports Memo-
rabila, Antique Furn.,
Antique and Vintage Dolls
and Collectible Bears,
Marlin Rifle, Pottery,
Glass, Art...& much
more! Go to website for
pics at:
westcoastauctionco.com
Terms: Cash, Ck, CC.
13% B.P
West Coast Auction
Co. Ray Sherman,
Auctioneer
Ab2448 Au3340
(941) 468-7815

6030 HOUSEHOLD
GOODS

NEED CASH
NOW?
We Buy Quality
Home Furnishings,
Coins, jewelry,
antiques, autos or
anything of value!
941-485-4964

2 curio cabinet 6ft 3 side
glass w/ light 125 obo
each 2049723
2 Twin Beautiful Floral
Comforters w/matching
ruffles $40. 941473-5544
22 cu ft side by side fridge
works good 75 obo
2049723
6ft fish tank w/ everything
great cond. 300 obo
2049723
Bambo/Glass Dining Rm
table w/6swivel/rocker
chairs(on castors) Good
Cond$250.941473-7011
Bed, Queen Mattress and
Box. Brand New will sell
$175. Local 941-629-5550
or 941-456-5555. Also have
KING.
Bed, Queen, mattress &
box springs, VGC, $125
OBO, (941)-626-2832
Bed Mattress/Box. New -
will sell $100. Local 941-
629-5550/941-456-5555.
BED: Qn size bod
w'.'ith rail $30.
Living room furniture; 3
love seats, 1 lounge chair
and ottoman all match-
pattern of palm trees and
water It blue.
$600. obo
941-240-6543

Bedroom Set.
Mahogany.Queen 4 Poster
Bed, Dresser w/Mirror,
Chest of Drawers.Good
Condition. Solid wood.
Asking $600. Entertain-
ment center Asking $125
Call-505-1145
Bunk bed/futon, blk.
w/mattresses, cover &
linens $150 obo, (941)-
457-9348 or 255-0216
Cabinets (2) black laminate
finish, mirrored double
doors, 2 drawers & 2
shelves, good cond. $45
ea. (941) 276-6705
Ceiling Fan, 52" Hampton
Bay. Still in Box $45., Lex-
mark Printer 3100 Series
$40. 941-743-5142
CHANDELIER Magnifi-
cent, Very Heavy, Gold
Candle type, Cost over
$2500 new Asking
$500 (727)-534-4789


6030 HOUSEHOLD
GOODS

DR Set Oval Dolphin Table
w/6 chairs Like New $400
obo.703-303-0768 or
703-789-7300
DR table, white wash, solid
oak w/4 chairs & leaf,
$200 941-639-2592
Dropleaf table chairs great
cond. 250 obo 204-9723
EARS Animal Rescue
Sanctuary is asking for
donations of used good
condition furniture,
books, office equipment,
bikes, household appli-
ances, etc for a Yard Sale
being held October 4. No
clothing or mattresses. All
proceeds used for the ben-
efit of animals. Please
call 941-475-0636 for
drop off information or
if you have items that
you need to have picked
up.
ESTATE SALE. RCA 60" flat
screen TV w/base $600.
Vegas style slot machine
$250. Hutch & DR table,
$400. Fake fireplace
$100. Kenmore SS grill
$250. Kenmore freezer,
$225. 764-7474
ge dishwasher black works
good 50 obo 2049723
Lazy Boy rocker/recliner,
leather. New $800, sell for
$125. Small couch $25
941-639-2592
Living room furniture, sev-
eral pieces, $750 Call for
details. (941)-639-7799
Livingroom set, 7 piece,
Bedroom Set queen, 6
piece, Office Furniture.
Assorted Tools & Equipt-
ment. Call for description
& pricing.(941)-961-0092
North Port
LOVESEAT leather & Swiv-
el Chair Beige, $200.;
Black TV stand $50 Good
cond. (941)497-2853
LR set 2pc, $250; DR
glass top table & 4 chairs,
$150; Bedrm set, 5pc,
$250. (941-764-6810
MOVING SALE: Din Rm, 2
Double Beds, 2 twin beds,
bar stools, glass coffee,
end, side tables, other misc.
items. All nearly new.
(317)-2884522 or
317-2600768




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8+ext.pc$150 627-6815


SUN


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

On whift wic'kr hod


coffee table sold wood chest&nightstand, extras.
small scratch 75 obo $342.White couch $100.
2049723 obo. 941-240-6543


computer desk light wood
pull out keyboard 50 obo
2049723


RECLINING couch &
loveseat tan, light colors
nice $150.941-456-9269


DESK, Black & Chrome, SILK BANANA TREE 10' Beau-
Good Condition. Asking tiful Life like Pd $300 Now
$50 627-6599 or 391- $125(941)474-2386
1873 ..


Dinette set w/4 chairs & 3
matching bar stools. 42"
glass & bamboo
$200/obo
(941)475-3654
DINING ROOM TABLE-
Solid Wood $500


Sofa Dea sectional, beige
cushions, wicker arms
$200, (941)-639-3599
SOFA, LOVESEAT & 2
matching chairs. Brand
new condition. $400 o/b/o
941-505-0258


(941769T385 able Med. oak 48" round
w/ 4 matching chairs & 2
DINING set, glass table leafs. Very nice $150.
w/6 hi-back white chairs, (941)473-9838
exc. cond. Almost new.
$400. (941)-627-2730 TaNe, Oak w/4 chairs


Dining table seats 6,
glass top, good cond.
$175 obo Must Sell!
941-258-6386


1/ , CIIIIId lad, Udoa
$100, Entertaiment Cabi-
nets (2) Oak, $125 each,
Computer desk w/hutch
$175 (941)-240-6543


6030 HOUSEHOLD
GOODS

THE CLASSIFIED
ADVERTISING DEPT.

WILL BE CLOSED
MONDAY,
SEPTEMBER, 1ST

EARLY DEADLINES
FOR CLASSIFIED
LINE ADS FOR

SUNDAY, MONDAY,
& TUESDAY,
AUGUST 31,
SEPTEMBER 1ST &
SEPTEMBER 2ND
ARE FRIDAY,
AUGUST,
29TH AT 5:OOPM
Wooden table w/6 chairs,
$95. (941)-268-3136

6040TV/STEREO/
RADIO

32" JVC Color TV Ex Cond
$150. 941-8704878
60" Mitub. Rear Proj TV, Ex
Cond $650. 941-870-
4878
SONY51" Hi Def Projec-
tion TV, 3 1/2 yrs. old
$450 obo 941-764-8605
TV- Sony 32" Trinitron. Pic-
in-pic. Exc. cond.
$100. **SOLD**
TV, 32" Sharp. excel. pic-
ture, $100. (941)-743-
6081 or 268-3111
TV, 36", 3 yrs. old.
Like new. $150.
**SOLD**
VHS player (working) &
114 VHS tapes. $100 all.
(941) 286-5601

6060 COMPUTER
EQUIPMENT

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house-office computer
repair, set-up Serving Char-
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941-421-2703

6070 ANTIQUES
COLLECTIBLES

ALWAYS BUYING
Sterling Silver, Quilts.
Paintings, Furniture.
NEW ENGLAND
ANTIQUES
(941) 639 -9338
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 Trl
(Winn Dixie Shopping Center)
or call 941-240-5560
Country Antique
Show
Mon. Sept. 1st. 2008
lOam-3pm, $2 adm.
Arbor Banquet Hall
Downtown Arcadia
Rain or Shine
863494-9311
Sponsored By:
Maddy's Antiques
Antiques & Collectibles
Open Daily
US 17 Galleria
Antique Mall
5260 Duncan Rd.(US17)
Punta Gorda, FL
941- 347-8044
NOW OPEN
M-S 10-4, Sun. 11-4
Dealer spaces available


Gorgeous CABLE Brand
upright piano from
Pritchards in Venice
used.Comes with bench
for $900.00 Dark wood
with detail! Call 496 9202
Theological Book Collec-
tions, entire works of J


Krishnamurti. Also entire
collection Prof Hilton
Hotema 941474-0520
Cups Saucers 15 sets.
Wood wall display shelf.
$100 (941)429-1608

6090 MUSICAL

5 Pc Drum Set, plus
extras, Ex Cond, $750.
941-870-4878


6090 MUSICAL

Drums, Dbl set, 2 bass, 4
toms, 2 floor toms, 2
snares, complete w/cym-
bals & throne. Burgandy
Good Cond. $650
(941)456-5198
Flute silver, open hole,
w/case, exc. cond. $770
obo, (941)-629-8171


GORGEOUS UPRIGHT
CABLE Brand beautifully
detailed wood piano. Ask-
ing only $900.00. Bought
from Pritchard in
Venice.Call 496-9202
Guitar, Berringer elec
bass, 2 pick up, Blue $110
(941)-456-5198
HAMMOND ORGAN, Model
124XL, mint cond. $365.
9414088140, 416-7730
MANDOLIN/Kentucky Style
KM850 And/or Electric
$899. (941)-423-5689
Piano upright Kohler &
Campbell, mahogony, mint
cond. Beautiful piece of
furniture $8,000, (941)-
815-6147

6095 MEDICAL

Full Hosp. Bed w/ air
Matt. 1 yr old Price
$3500/obo; Lift chair
$250; Walker Best
offer.(941)426-9272
Lift Chair. $150. Call (941)-
4264984
Mobility Scooter Almost
new Light, basket, 25 mi
chg $800 941-4844490
Rally 3 wheel scooter good
cond $425, hoist for
scooter $325, lift chair
$275. 4744169

6110TREES & PLANTS

COCONUT PALMS,
Queen Palms, Oaks,
E Pulatka holly.
(941)-474-0527

LOOK
PLUMERIA (FRANGIPANI)
TREES DIRECT FROM
MAUI HAWAII, FRAGRANT
HAWAIIAN LEI FLOWERS,
ALL ROOTED.
MANY VARIETIES
$10 AND UP
941-628-0410
Viburnum, Eugenia, Good
privacy hedge, Poinciana
Travelers tree, Coconut,
Adonidia, Many other
palms. 941-488-7291
Wanted, Staghorn
Ferns, Cash Paid!
(941)-286-5501

6128 EXERCISE/
FITNESS

BUYING &
SELLING USED
Treadmills, Exc. Bikes,
Weight Equip., Ellipticals
12 Mo. No Payments,
No Interest. Play It
Again Sports. US41,
Just South of Midway
941-255-1378
Total Gym Model 1100,
exc. cond. $300, (941)-
639-3332

6130 SPORTING
GOODS

30 cal Carbine-$550; Mini
14 223 cal S/S w/scope-
$700. 941-697-5989
38 COLT Detective Special
w/trigger lock and cleaning
kit. $425. 941-343-7863
BERETTA 12 GA Model
1200 Field, 28" VR Barrel,
Choke Mod 2 3/4". Check-
ered European Walnut
Stock and Forearm, 4 Shot
Mag, 81bs, Imported from
Brescia, Italy, 1986 New in
Box, $475/0B0 941-629-
9185
Browning B.A.R, 300 Win
Mag, 4.5-14x40 Nikon
Scope $800 624-2421
Civil War, WWII Guns,
Swords, Daggers, etc.
Wanted. Paying up to
$900 for G.I. 45's &
German Lugers
(941)705-5145
Colt 38 Detective Special,
chrome, holster & ammo,
$400. (941)-575-0398
Desert Eagle .357-.44
Mag .50 ANE-Aluminum
Case, 6 mags ammo,
cleaning kit $2200 624-
2421
EXERCYCLE, $50; Slate
pool table/ping pong top,
$400; Dumbbell set/ rack,
$.80/Ib; glass backboard
free standing basketball,
NIB, cost $500 asking
$250. (941)-505-8867
GSG-5 MP5 REPLICA IN


.22 LR CALIBER/ SEMIAU-
TO/ 22 RND MAG/ EXCEL-
LENT CONDITION. $480.
941-815-1618
GUN COLLECTORS! SKS
Chinese 7.62, excellent
PRISTINE condition $200
obo 941-286-5601
Gun Safe Winchester, like
new, holds 12 guns $500
obo, (863)491-0464


6130 SPORTING
GOODS

Marlin 3030, gold trigger,
scope, case & ammo,
$400. (941)-575-0398
Pinball & Arcade
Cash paid $20 to
$1000
Working or Not
(863)-558-0198
Pistol Ruger, MK II, .22
NRA edition, new unfired,
$350 obo.941-6284187
Pistol, Glock 23 .40, new
in box, unfired, $490.
(941)-628-4187
Pool Table Ex Cond. New
Felt, high end pool cues
$250 (941)484-8169
REMINGTON 22, mod 66, 15
shot auto., $125. Win mod
25, 12 ga. pump.
c-1950. $260.
941493-5649
ROSSI Interarms 357, SS,
Packmyer grips, holster &
ammo. $450; (941)-575-
0398
Ruger red lable 20 guage
w/screw in chokes &
orig box. $1000
(941)-697-4732
S & W Snubnose 38SPL
+P Airweight Hammerless
stainless Ex Cond $350.
941-769-1367
Treadmill-Good Cond.
Sears Model. New $435
Sell $75. 941-473-7011

6145 POOL/SPA/
& SUPPLIES

HOTTUB/SPA 5 person
portable w/ lounger 5HP,
Brand new w/ warranty.
$1795 (727)-678-0717
Pool cover roller/return
$50 (941)-697-9923
Spa 6 person, stairs,
cover. $700 obo. 941-
457-9348 or 255-0216
Swim Spa, complete
portable, never used,
with cover, full warranty.
Can deliver, $7,995
(727)-466-7065

6160 LAWN & GARDEN

19" BOLENS mulching
mower, excellent cond,
$65. (941) 889-7289.
2006 Scag Tiger Cub, 50"
Cut, 41 Hrs. $4,500.
(941)-286-4599
42" Yard Master riding
lawnmower, Like new.
Used 10 times-lightly $825
(941)423-9923
Chaise Lounges, (2)
w/cushions & protectors
$35 ea. Dieffenbachia (2)
large in pots, $35 ea.
(941)-627-9469
ECHO blower $150. Home-
lite edger, wacker, hand
blower & chain saw $50
ea. 941-391-4988.
Lanai set, PVC Table w/4
chairs & ottomans. $130
(941)497-2792
Murray 43/4HP 22" cut
Runs good, Looks new
$75. (941)-416-5599
Riders & Push, satisfac-
tion guaranteed $50 to
$500. 941-268-0917

6165 STORAGE SHEDS
/BUILDINGS

Build a Shed $1000 doors,
windows, straps, etc $595.
or trade 941-626-3102
Shed, 8'x8', Wood fir.,
alum. frame. Punta Gorda
$265. 941-740-4769

6170 BUILDING
SUPPLIES

2 METAL FRENCH DOORS
Speo- $75; Dog Kennels
& House $150 (941)-257-
8259
Bathtub w/jets, drop in, &
commode It grey. $400
obo (941)-697-9733
DESIGNER LAMINATED
FLOORING Never used
30% thicker. $.59 sq. ft.
Must sell 239-334-4839

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

Six metal impact- resistant
Hurricane panels; each
15.5 by 83. $190 or best
offer, 497-7492
STORM PANELS, clear,


G.E. Lexan, large sizes,
approx. 490 sq.ft. w/hard-
ware. Asking $1600. Call
for details. (941)-408-
8106
Storm Shutters, metal, 5
panels, 15.5" W x 80" L,
exc. cond, w/all hard-
ware,$80. 941-743-3258
Veranda Classic Gothic
PVC Fencing, 45' w/
6 Posts. $175. BO
941-629-5295


6190 TOOLS/
MACHINERY

AC Generator Craftsman
6300watts, Elec. start,
New never used. Costs
$1100 Sell $850. (941)-
496-4315
Contractor's tool & equip-
ment sale. Something for
everyone. Fri., Sat. & Sun.
9am-3pm. Call Tim 941-
763-9637. 3277 Nor-
mandy Dr. Port Charlotte.
Behind Brown Cow. Too
many items to list.
Generator 6250w Cole-
man $300; Stack on tool
chest $40 SOLD!!!!!!
Kohler 12HP 7000kw Gen-
erator, Like new Pd $1200
Asking $850. (941)423-
2270
Miller 6000 welder genera-
tor, 10 hrs., on cart, Elec-
tric Start, leads plus 801bs
of good welding rods.
$1700/firm.
941492-5104. Venice
MISCELLANEOUS TOOLS
$5 &up 941-270-1073
Spectronics UV HVAC Leak
Detector. Like new. $75.
941-286-5601

6220 OFFICE/BUSINESS
EQUIP. SUPPLIES

COMPUTER DESK Oak fin-
ish $250 24"deep
60"wide 30"high HUTCH
Med Oak finish $100
20"deep 33"wide 29"high
BOTH NEW Call Connie
941 483 4353
HUNDREDS OF Pre-
owned desks, files, chairs,
conf tables, workstations.
OFFICE OUTFITTERS
881 E Venice Ave., Venice
485-7015, 800-330-9215
HUNDREDS OF Pre-
owned desks, files, chairs,
conf tables, workstations.
OFFICE OUTFITTERS
881 E Venice Ave., Venice
485-7015, 800-330-9215

6225 RESTAURANT
SUPPLIES

Absolute Auction
Sarasota Yacht Club
Sept. 4th @ 10am
941-918-1439
AB2278 AU3100
www.suncoastauction.com
Catering Supplies, call for
details & prices. (863)-
491-0464

6230 DO NOT USE!!!!

30 Gal fishtank, high
stand, filter topcover, all
access & lots of fish $150.
941-473-7011.

6231 BIRDS

EXOTIC BIRD FAIR
SUNDAY AUGUST 31
Robards Arena. Sarasota
9am4pm. Adults $3.00,
Kids Free. 941-580-2966

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

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

Severe Macaw, 2yrs. old,
talks fluently to good
home,941- 624-2296

6232 CATS

Free to good home with
no pets or kids. Beautiful
Bombay type female.
Shots current.
(941)-625-0860
OUR OWNER MOVED &
can't keep us. We are shy,
we were stray kittens she
adopted. We are neutered
& sprayed, 2 yrs. old &
need a good home. Call
941-575-5134 & leave
msg. *BOO & OREO*

6233 DOGS

AKC LAB PUPPIES
Ready for new home on
SEPT. 5th 1ST shots
& Health Cert. 5


Females 1 Yellow 4
black $575 400-0632
OR 941-483-7941
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
Fruiville Rd. next to Target


6233 DOGS 6250 APPLIANCES


Boston-Pug pups, brindle,
born 6/1/08, parents on
site, 1-F, 2-M, $300. (941)-
726-2661
Daschunds AKC miniature
longhair Dapple M & F
$350 (863)494-4215
EARS Animal Rescue
Sanctuary Adopt-a-thon
August 30th
145 W. Dearborn St,
Englewood, FL
10 am to 2 pm;
Dogs & Cats available;
Low-cost vaccinations
FREE kittens to good
home. 1st shots &
wormed. Litterbox trained.
(941)-743-9460
GERMAN SHEP. PURE
BREED, ALL BLACK, 1 yr.,
Chipped spayed, Gr temper
$150 (941)493-5757
JACK RUSSELL male stud,
5yr old, White & Brown-SM
CT, SH LG $200 855-1529
Jack Russell Terriers, 2
puppies. Super sweet &
laid back $200/ea
(941)475-1728
LOVE PETS?
WANT TO MAKE
A DIFFERENCE?
VOLUNTEER AT
EARS Animal
Rescue Sanctuary.
CALL US AT
(941) 475-0636
MIN PINS!!! 1 male/ 1
Female lyr old. $300 obo
for each. 941-875-6443
MINI SCHNOCKER PUPS 8
wks old, tails, dew claws &
vet checked. Call for more
details. $100. (941)-623-
3784
Poodle F, 5 mos. $500
Pom F 5 mos. $400.
Shots up to date.
(941)-764-6082
SHEARER'S
GROOMING
Summer Sale
$5 Off your next
Doggie Groom.
(941)-488-1549
Yorkshire Terrier puppies,
2- gorgeous Females 11
wks., (941)-916-0536

6235 LIVESTOCK

8 yrs old reg. APH Mare,
exc bloodlines $1500 or
trade poss. 941475-3265

6236 PET SUPPLIES
& SERVICES

EARS Animal Rescue
Sanctuary Adopt-a-thon
August 30th
145 W. Dearborn St,
Englewood, FL
10 am to 2 pm;
Dogs & Cats available;
Low-cost vaccinations

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
22,000 BTU, hot & cold
Whirlpool a/c, good cond.
$150. (941)-623-3042
2ND HANDTREASURE
Stoves $95+ Refrig $125+
Washers $110+ Dryers $95+

Brand New Whirlpool Elec-
tric Range, Hood, Dish-
washer, Bisque. $350.
Takes All (941)-505-2749
Central Air. New, In Box w
Warranty. Will Deliver.
$950. 941-932-3046
DISHWASHER, GE Profile,
black front, lightly used,
$225. (941)-235-0390
KITCHEN AIDE Trash Com-
pactor, butcher block top,
18x24x36, $45. Call 941-
505-9390
refrigerator, Kenmore,
$300. like new. 241-661-
5400.
Refrigerator 18.2 cu. ft.
$450. Dishwasher $195.
Glass Top Stove $325.
White (941)-662-5545
Refrigerator 21.7 cu. ft.
Bisque $515. Stacked
washer/dryer white $485,
(941)-662-5545
Refrigerator, Frigidaire
Side by side, water /ice
in door $375/ obo
(727)-534-4789
Refrigerator, white Hot-
pointe, Like new $325
obo727-534-4789
REFRIGERATOR, white,
like new/clean. $50.
(941)-624-5044
Stove Hot Pointe White
Great cond. $175/obo
(727)-534-4789
STOVE, Apt. size, $75,
Sofabed, $35. Good


Cond. (941)-804-9627
W/D set $249 delivered.
Dryer $90 Washer $1551941-
626-3102
WASHERS/DRYERS
$139. each or
$270. Set
1 Year Warranty.
941-766-0226


Washer & Dryer HD,
White, $475obo Like
new 727-534-4789

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

Washer, dryer, ref., all Ken-
more, white, $110 ea.
(941)-505-0623

WATER HTR Rinnai-New in
box-Propane Tankless
R98EP 9.8 gal PM (Retail
$1450) $800 855-1529

6260 MISCELLANEOUS

**Fresh FLORIDA
Jumbo SHRIMP
ARRIVING NOW @ $7/
LB & UP 941-623-2100

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

13kw Portable
Generator, Like New,
$2500 (941)-833-8357

B&D 4 toaster, baker, &
broiler $25 (941)-423-
8493 before 9:00pm

BUYING Household misc.,
collectibles, jewlery entire
garage sales, etc. Call for
info. (941)-875-3442

COASTAL Bermuda Hay,
$65 round bale, $7.50 sq.
bale. (941)-737-3288

Nintendo DS Lite NIB $120
Firm, Hoover Floor Max
supreme carpet & sham-
pooer. Used once. $145,
(941)423-8493

Outd screened Gazebo
10'x10' new, unopened
box $200. 941-626-2832

WORKING LIGHTHOUSE,
hand crafted, stands 55" tall
$135. (941-924-7795

6270 WANTEDTO
BUY/TRADE

WANTED:
Like New Dock Box. (941)-
575-4331


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Original Lady's owned 1967 Dodge Charger


he above title and
photo are not
what you loyal
followers of this column
expected. I had planned
and promised an article
about Military Jeeps Part
II. However, due to
scheduling and incom-
plete information that
will have to wait until
next time stay tuned.
Meanwhile, the beauti-
ful maroon automobile
seen here is no slouch.
Both the car And its
owner will hopefully
make an interesting
story, especially for the
fairer sex who like
vintage vehicles. Certain-
ly all Mopar (Chrysler
Products) aficionados
should be pleased as well
because this type body
style was and is high on
the all time list of desir-
able autos built by
Dodge.
Here is a copy of a
letter sent to me by the
owner that I think you
will enjoy.
"Dear Don, Here is the
"info" on our 1967 Dodge
Charger My husband
Frank & I were living in
Union, New Jersey. I saw
an "ad" by Demaio
Dodge, East Orange, New
Jersey for a "Big Sale"! We
had been married about
16 years and never had a
"new" car I took my (12
year old) son, Mark, with
me to "look". I was sold
on the red one, with
automatic shift and
factory air. Wow! (Mark
liked a yellow one with
stick shift). Leaving a
$5.00 deposit and said,
"We'll ask Dad." "Dad"
knew even after 16 years
to keep Mom Happy. So
we all (with our 15 year
old daughter) went back
and bought the R E D
ONE! What else. We still
have the "ad" and the Bill
of Sale.
By 1973, Mark took the
Charger to Norwich
University in Vermont.
Later he wanted a
Volkswagon Beetle
convertible and put
the Charger under a WW
I Army blanket in his
grandfather's barn in


'You Auto
Know'

Don
Royston


Maine. We forgot about it
for 20 years. Sometime in
the late 80's or early 90's,
Mark took it out, spent
lots of time and $$$, a
close friend helped
considerably, I might
add. And here it is now.
(It's) top notch in every
way, it has original paint,
thanks to my husband's
regular waxing over the
years, equipped with rare
four bucket seats and
rear console with room
for a surf board when
folded down.
It came equipped with
a 3 83 cu in engine, high
horsepower engine,
heavy duty everything
including Posi traction
and the performance is
still good or better than
new."


Katherine Riposta

How about that? I
know I liked the candid
details of their lives and
the sporty car. She, in her
working days was a
designer and sales
manager for a chain of
twelve up scale furniture
stores in Northern New
Jersey, while spouse,
Frank, toiled as a drafts-
man engineer, everything
manager of a very active
engineering firm nearby
in Orange County.
Retired and enjoying life,
they enjoy getting and
giving smiles when they
are out and about in this
unique fastback.
I stated in the Aug. 8th
column a "fresh" list of all
Cruise Ins would be
forthcoming in Septem-
ber. The exact date is
planned to appear as
part of the Sept. 5 article.
Meanwhile here are
several events that are
Important and coming
up soon:
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


calendars for the AAA
Port Charlotte Charity
Show Oct. 18 and the Sun
papers "Welcome Back
Collector Car Show and
Open House Event,"
Saturday Nov. 15.


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


on Saturday in New
Punta Gorda.
Wal-Mart Cruise In,
Jones Loop and Taylor
Rd., Comp Coffee/orange
juice pastries for the 1st
hour to those bringing
any type vehicle at least
20 years old. Drawings
for free door prizes, no
fees. Robert Howell 941-
637-3800 for details.
10 a.m.-3 p.m. at
Sunday Charlotte
County Speedway Judged
Car Show. Reg. Cut off 1
p.m. For information, call
727-547-8082 or 941-240-
5799.
Special added date:
Aug. 30 Sonic Drive-In
North Port 5-9 p.m. For
information, call 941-
426-7887.
*NOTE* The regular
Punta Gorda Home
Depot Cruise in of the 1st
and 3rd Saturdays of
September has been
changed to only one date
for September is From 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept.
13.
*Please mark your


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In memory of
The collector car hobby a few weeks ago lost a well
known gentleman, John Martens of Punta Gorda,
formerly of Marco Island and Long Island, N. Y
He began at an early age buying/selling antique
and special interest vehicles. Gradually while
growing older he stopped selling and held on to
interesting vehicles such as, Kaiser Frazer Nash,
Hudson, DeSoto, Austin Healey, Mercedes, VW plus
many domestic makes, a total of 35.
John often attended Cruise Ins, shows and parades
throughout Collier Lee, Charlotte, and Sarasota
counties, of late, in a big red 1970 Buick convertible.
This column featured he and his wife Judy May
30th with detailed background of his old car
experiences.
Last fall at the Sun Papers Welcome Back Car
Show, Martens was the chiefjudge. I sadly write this
brief because so many hobbyists have been Asking
about him. The next five words are so true. He truly
will be missed!
Mr and Mrs. Martens are members of The Veteran
Motor Car Club ofAmerica, SWFlorida Chapter and
the Buick Owners Club.




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7020 BUICK
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Runs like new $1200. 575-
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1998 Buick LaSabre Cus-
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2842 Agent
1998 Century, new tires,
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$2,500. (941)-268-9622
2000 Buick Park Ave., 4
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1999 Cadillac Catera, exc.
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obo. 941- 625-6949 or
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7030 CADILLAC
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941-505-9390.
2002 CADILLAC SEDAN
DEVILLE FULL POWER
SAVE THOUSANDS
$10988
941-766-0050 Dealer

7040 CHEVROLET
1989 CORVETTE Conv.
black w/tan top, looks nice
& runs nice! $6000 obo.
941-258-4472.


NEED CASH?

GENE GORMAN
PREFERR"
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2002 CHEVY
TRACKER, ALL PWR,
GREAT ON GAS!
SWEET! $7,990.
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www.genegormans.com
2004 Chevy Monte-Carlo
SS, loaded, 45K, very
fresh. Must see! Rare
$12,950. Call Dean 941-
916-1317, Agent
2005 CHEVY COBALT
4DR., FULLY LOADED,
ONLY 26K MILES. $9988
941-766-0050 Dealer

GENE GORMAN
1"FA.ILY"
PT, CHARLOTE
2006 IMPALA LTZ,
LOADED. ABSOLUTELY
GORGEOUS! $12,990.
941-625-2141
www.genegormans.com
2007 CHEVY AVEO, 4DR.,
AUTO, 30+ MILES PER
GALLON $10,488
941-766-0050 Dealer

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2007 Chevy Aveo.
Low Miles, Great Gas
Mileage. Low Payment
$9,995
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2007 Chevy Impala LS,
18,700 Miles. Loaded.
Reduced Price $14,295
(941)-639-3175
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Werner "PREEER"
n PUNTA GORDA
2008 Chevy Cobalt 2003 FORD FOCUS ZX3
Low, Low Miles, A/C, COUPE. AUCTION
Auto, Great Gas PRICING! MINT! $6,990.
Mileage. Clearance 941-639-7300
Price $13,522 www.genegormans.com
(941)-639-3175


marlowwerner.com

7050 CHRYSLER
1997 Sebring Conv. 63K
mi. exc. cond. $4,000
obo. (941)-268-3555
2001 Chrysler 300M,
101K, Silver, Auto-Stick,
4,000 OBO, 941-613-
1547
2004 CHRYSLER
SEBRING CONVERTIBLE, 6
CYL., LOADED, SAVE,
SAVE $9,988
941-766-0050 Dealer

GENE GORMAN
"FAMILY"
PT. CHARLO'TE
2004 PT CRUISER 2.4
TURBO CONV.,GO
TOPLESS! $13,990.
941-625-2141
www.genegormans.com
2005 CROSSFIRE CONV
White, Cedar leather, LTD,
2D Rdstr, Like new. 19"
tires. Loaded, 9k miles,
Value $23,500. Sell
$19,400 941-224-6031

7060 DODGE
1999 Neon, 4dr. auto, cd,
110K. ice cold a/c, runs
great, $2,500 obo. (941)-
628-0492

7070 FORD
1985 MUSTANG 5.0
coupe, AT, AC, fuel
exhaust, B&M converter,
shift kit, carb., ignition,
glass hood & trunk, center
line wheels. 351w also
avail call for price. $4800
o.b.o. 941-769-4260.
1994 Mustang Conv. Good
cond. Great car for young
driver. $3,000/ obo.
(941)-624-6780 or 941-
258-1310


2005 focus ZS-4, SE,
Auto, 4 dr. 52K, Loaded.
New Tires. $7,995. Finan
WAC. 575-7843 dlr
2005 FORD FOCUS ZX4
4DR AUTO BACK TO
SCHOOL SPECIAL
GREAT GAS MILEAGE
$6888
941-766-0050 Dealer

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PUTA GORDA
2005 FORD MUSTANG
COUPE, LTHR, V6,
SWEET! $11,990.
941-639-7300
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3.0, V6, automatic, Grey
int., CD player, 56k miles,
Cold AC, Runs & drives
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7080 JEEP

1988 Jeep Wrangler, 6
cyl., 1,500 mi. on rebuilt
motor. $3,000 obo, (941)-
9164753
2005 JEEP GRAND
CHEROKEE LIMITED ED
LEATHER LOADED, ONLY
37K MILES $13988
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PRICING! $6,490. MORE! $10,990.
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Media Cnter gps, tow pkg
$19,900 (941)-391-4014

7090 LINCOLN
2000 CONTINENTAL,
63k, great cond. Nice car!
$5,995 (941)-391-3989

7100 MERCURY
2003 Mercury Sable, 84K,
6 disc. CD absolutely per-
fect, must see $6,500,
(941-628-0452
2005 MERCURY SABLE
LOADED GREAT GAS
MILEAGE SAVE $5988
941-766-0050 Dealer

7110 OLDSMOBILE
1995 Olds Cutlass
Supreme Conv. New tires,
top & AC. Exc. Cond!
$3,000. (941)-286-0226

7130 PONTIAC
1997 Grand Prix, V6, 2dr.
GT, 46K, loaded, $3,995
obo. (941)-639-0609
2003 Grand Prix, good
shape,very good mileage,
$5,000. **SOLD!!**

7135 SATURN
2007 SATURN ION
4DR FULLY LOADED
GREAT FUEL ECONOMY!
$10988
941-766-0050 Dealer
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AUTO SALES
(941) 627-8822
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PARTS & SERVICE
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03 VUE Bronze..... $7,495
02 LW300 Wagon. $8,595
02 SW2 Wagon......$5295
02 SL1 Sedan...... $5,295
01 SL2 Sedan...... $5,295
00 SL2 Sedan...... $2,995
01 SC2 Coupe...... $5,295
99 SC2 Coupe...... $3,695
98 SC2 Coupe...... $3,695
98 SC1 Coupe...... $2,995

7145 ACURA
1998 3.5 RL, nice cond.
highway miles, cold a/c,
good mpg $3,750 obo
(941)-628-3408 Dealer

7163 HYUNDAI
2005 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
GT, AUTO, FULL PWER,
OPTIONS $9988
941-766-0050 Dealer


7200 NISSAN
1986 NISSAN Wagon, 4
cyl, A/C, auto, nice cond.
$1750. 863-241-9512
1991 Sentra 38MPG, Sev-
eral Options, new tires &
brakes, 5spd. Gd Cond.
$850 (941)-429-2672
1997 Maxima GLE Auto,
4dr, Cold AC, All power,
sunroof, newer tires
$3500. 941-266-7913


7200 NISSAN
0nn0 NISSAN SENTRA


GENE GORMI N SE-R, LOADED, LOW
MILES, SAVE!! $11,988
"PREEMEI 941-766-0050 Dealer
PUNTAGORDA 2004 Sentra S, 1 Owner,
2006 HYUNDAI SANTA 35+mpg, 4 dr. 5 spd. 56K
FE LTD, 1 OWNER. mi. $7,900. Finance WAC
FACT. WARR! $12,990. 575-7843 dlr
941-639-7300
www.genegormans.com GENE GORMAN

7175 JAGUAR "PREMEBR"
SPUMTA GORDA
2000 XJ8, always 2005 NISSAN SENTRA,
garaged kept. Immacu- ALL PWR! AUCTION
ate. 28K mi, $11,500 PRICING! $9,490.
obo. 941-875-1412 941-639-7300


7177 KIA

GENE GORMAN
"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,
convertible auto, AC, 96K
mi. Runs & looks great.
Red/black, 30+mpg.
$4800. (941)-625-7411
1993 Miata MX5 Conv.
Runs great, good air,
$3000. 941- 258-1957.
7190 MERCEDES
1973 450 SL Mercedes, 2
tops, exc. cond.$5400,
obo. (941)-587-6100
2002 CLK320 Convertible,
39k miles, Black, $21,000
941-234-7127

7195 MITSUBISHI


www.genegormans.com

7208 SUZUKI
2007 SUZUKI RENO
4DR AUTO, 38 MPG
$8988
941-766-0050 Dealer
7210 TOYOTA

GENE GORMAN
"FAMILY"
PT. CHARLOTTE
2002 RAV 4, AUTO,
4 CYL. GREAT MPG!
SPORTY! $10,990.
941-625-2141
www.genegormans.com
2004 Toyota Camry, 4 Dr.
XLE, 41k mi., Exc. Cond! 4
Cyl., $12,663. (941)-575-
2260 or 456-1392
CLASSIFIED
SELLS
CALL TODAY!
941-207-1200
Venice/Englewood
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2005 Toyota Sequoia, Exc.
Cond. 65K mi., DVD,
Leather, Loaded $19,995
863-990-2322

7250 ANTIQUES/
COLLECTIBLES
WANTED: MODEL T FORD
PARTS PRE-1950 CAR
PARTS. LITERATURE,
LICENSE PLATES, AUTO-
MOBILIA (941)-408-9601


7250 ANTIQUES/
COLLECTIBLES


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FOOD & BEVERAGES
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Open to all Non-Modi-
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Owners that will
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Regretfully Space
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Vehicles.

7252 BUDGET BUYS

#1 Top $$ Paid
For Your CARS
& TRUCKS
(941)-626-9120
1988 FORD Cargo van
6cyl, auto, Runs EX gd tires
$1100 941-237-1380
1992 Buick Regal, Cold
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(941-286-4599


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"PREEEB" GENEGORKAN
PUNTA GORDA PREMIER "
2004 MITSUBISHI PUNTA GORDA
DIAMANTE, AUCTION 2005 TOYOTA
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941-639-7300 PRICING! $14,990.
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7252 BUDGET BUYS
GOOD CARS
LOW PRICES
HELP BUILD HABITAT
HOMES
1995 Dodge Caravan,
6 Cyl., auto, $1,595
1995 Buick Lasabre
Ltd., V6,. $2,695
1993 Ford Explorer
6 Cylinder $2995
1996 Chevy S-10 LS
Fleet Side $4,295
1999 Ford Explorer
XLT 1-owner, 4X4,
$4,995
1995 Buick Park Ave.
6 Cylinder $6,995
2001 VW Jetta GLX
VR6 4dr., loaded,
$7,295.
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FOR HUMANITY
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941-206-2606
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FOR MAXIMUM TAX
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FOR CARS & TRUCKS.
DEAD OR ALIVE. 485-
7515
CASH
FOR YOUR CAR
OR TRUCK
ANY YEAR OR MAKE
(941) 966-7111
AUTO CITY
Junk & Abandoned
VEHICLES REMOVED!!
COULD BE WORTH $$$$
697-7222 OR 475-9007
M.S.B. RECYCLING
$300 for most cars
with title!
941-575-4008
CASH FOR
YOUR CAR
941-286-4599
HELP VETERANS
Donate your vehicle to
The Brotherhood
of Veterans Inc. Venice,
941-485-2444
ALL JUNK
VEHICLES WANTED
$250 + UP
Free pick up.
941-623-5118
WE BUY CARS
$300 CASH +UP
Frank 276-0204
NEED CASH?
Have A Garage
Sale!
*Junk Cars Wanted*
24/7 Fair $ paid
941-286-3122,
941- 623-5550
WANTED Junk or running
cars/trucks, honest, top
dollar paid. Call me first or
last. 941-258-4472.


7270 AUTO PARTS/
ACCESSORIES
1979 Firebird. Not run-
ning, no title. Needs work.
$500 941-270-7371
3 ton hydrolic engine
hoist,made in USA $125.
941-429-9741
8,000 LB. CAR LIFT,
$1,500. obo
(941)-380-5556
GPS, Garmin Nav System.
Never used! Pd. $300. Sell
$150. **SOLD**
New Nitto truck tires, (4),
w/chrome 8 lug wheels,
cost $2200, sell $1250.
(941)-613-1313
Topper short bed, 5x6.5.
$100. Igloo Doghouse
$30. (941)412-1966
7290 VANS
1992 FORD Conversion
Van, hi top, new tires, Nice!
$1950 (941)626-3102
1992 GMC Safari, new
compressor (cold air), new
tires, new batt., needs
paint, $1200/obo. (941)-
625-6688


7290 VANS
1995 Dodge work van,
cold a/c, runs good
$1,500 obo (941)-628-
3408 Dealer
1996 Chrysler T&C, fully
equipped, hi mileage car,
regularly maintained & ser-
viced, looks & runs great.
$1,750. (941)-639-6980
1996 GMC SAFARI, con-
version van, 116K, high
top, V-6, dual air, clean.
$3500. 941-629-8633
1998 Ford Windstar GL,
109K mi., front & rear air,
runs & drives exc. 18 mpg
city, 23 hwy., $2,700 obo,
(941)-625-3324 or (941)
244-6165
1998 Honda Odyssey 99K
mi., cold a/c, runs good
$2,150 obo
(941)-628-3408 Dealer
NEED A JOB?
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CLASSIFIED!
1999 Dodge Grand Cara-
van, 120K, runs & looks
good. $3,500, 764-7399
1999 TOYOTA SIENNA
1 OWNER LOCAL TRADE,
MUST SEE! $6488
941-766-0050 Dealer


7290 VANS
2000 DODGE CARAVAN, 7
passenger, V6, nice cond.
Must see. $2800.
(941)-391-5786


2000 Honda Odyssey,
exc. running cond.,
leather, many extras,
$8,750 (941)-769-1027
2003 Ford El50 work van,
approx. 90K. PS, PB, AC,
$5200. 625-8900
2006 Dodge Sprinter,
43K mi., under warranty,
full cage & work station.
$27,000
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7300 TRUCKS/
PICK-UPS

'04 Chevy 2500 HD Silver-
ado L/T, Quad Cab, 4WD,
Loaded 50K Mi., $13,500
941-223-6924
1985 Chevy 1/2 ton,
350 engine, runs good
$975/obo 941-270-1073
1987 CHEV 4WD, 12" Lift,
40" Swampers. $2700 obo.
941-615-7016
1989 Ford 5 spd, Air,
Good cond. $950 obo
(941)-468-1489


1991 Ford Ranger, lift kit,
a/c, highway miles, re-built
engine, $1,500 obo,
(941)-286-1539
1993 Chevy Truck 1500
4x4 no a/c,new rebuilt
trans,runs and looks good
$1200./obo 239-245-
5840
1994 F150 4x4, PW, PL,
Excel. cond. $1500.
**SOLD****
1994 GMC & 1992 Ford F-
350, Both in good cond.
runs great, each $1,500.
(941)-628-1245.
1995 CHEVY S10, V6,
maroon, 5 spd., 4WD,
ext.cab, bedliner, 51,800
orig. mi. Exc. cond. Mid
tires, new brakes, towing
hook up, very reliable,
good mileage. $3400. Pt.
Char. (860)-326-1919
1996 Ford F250 XLT, 7.3
turbo diesel, 60K, new
tires, topper, 160gal. fuel
tank w/pump, trailer tow
pkg. exc. cond. $7500
941-505-8932
2000 GMC Sonoma 4x4,
ext. cab, 3-door, V6, auto.,
Leer Bed cover, 79K miles.
$8500. (941)468-2815


7290 VANS


GENE GORKAN
PREFERR"
PDTA GORDA
2005 CHEVY
UPLANDER LT, LTHR,
AUCTION PRICING!
$11,990.
941-639-7300
www.genegormans.com


Marlow

Werner
2004 Chevy Trail- blaz-
er, Loaded, Low Miles.
Special Price
$12,995
(941)-639-3175
marlowwerner.com
2004 HONDA ELEMENT,
ONLY 35K MILES, SAVE
THOUSANDS. $13,988
941-766-0050 Dealer
2005 BUICK REN-
DEZVOUS CX, FULLY
LOADED, LOW MILES
$10,988
941-766-0050 Dealer
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)-979-6234
2006 SATURN VUE
EXTRA CLEAN LOCAL
TRADE SAVE THOU-
SANDS!! $12988
941-766-0050 Dealer
2007 DODGE CALIBER
SXT FACTORY WARRANTY
GREAT GAS
$11988
941-766-0050 Dealer

7320 AVIATION

1 & 2 Place LSA
$6K & 10K
(239)-731-5524
navalairestates.com
1975 Cessna 150M. IFR.
Exc. cond. Any reasonable
offer 941-629-5755
Airplane Hanger Condo
60x70sf, $334,000. Call
Larry Bailie (239)-821-
8027 Florida Foundation
Realty, LLC.

7330 BOATS-POWERED


2001 F150 King Cab
4 x 4, leather, short $$ CAR
bed, power everything, For Yc
beautiful cond, $8,000 Yacht.A
(941) 575-5199 or Price.ill
(941) 716-4814. (941)
2001 TOYOTA TACOMA 0//
XTRA CAB SR5, 4X4 08/29/08
ONLY $8988 17' Glastr
941-766-0050 Dealer Evinrude
2002 DODGE RAM AUTO Trade f
LOCAL TRADE IN SAVE AT (941:
ONLY $5498 17' Mak
941-766-0050 Dealer with polio
2002 Dodge Ram V6 Auto 2003 Ya
Great Cond. $5400 obo 2006 Coi
(941)-228-8945 trailer. i
2002 Ford Ranger, XLT, 4 /fih efi
Dr., Loaded, A must see! motor gi
$8,350. Call Bill 941-626- $7750 ob
3407. Agent
2003 DODGE RAM 3500 19'-89 ON
CREW CAB TURBO DIESEL make offer
LIKE NEW make offer
LIKE NEW
SAVE SAVE SAVE! 1998 SEA
ONLY 15988 HP Jet, ne
941-766-0050 Dealer trailer, $90
2003 Ford F-350 dually, 0258.
Powerstroke Turbo Diesel,
Lariat, Super Cab, Red, A C
must see, Like New T(
$19,900. Ask for Eddie
(941)-204-5155 For
&
GENE GORAN (941).
"PRElUER" 22' 2006
R M-" Tritoon, 1[
P TA GORDA hrs. GPS
2003 TOYOTA $22,500.
TACOMA, CREW CAB.
AUCTION PRICING! 22' Seah
$14,990. Yamaha $;
941-639-7300 Jon boat
www.genegormans.com 16' Saro
$895. (941
2004 FORD RANGER XLT
EXTRA CAB ONLY 46K 25' WELL
MILES $8988 man, 198
941-766-0050 Dealer new full b
glass, Jo
2005 FORD F150 w/40 hrs.
6CYL AUTO 47K MILES galv. trailer
SAVE AT $9850 539-9916
941-766-0050 Dealer
2006 Chevy 1500, Auto,
A/C,10K. Fact. warr. ton-
neau, like new. $9950 Boat Don
Roy 941-916-2842 Agnt to suppo
Marine A
Deduc
7305 SPORT UTILITY/ 409-62
VEHICLES
THE C
1999 FORD EXPLORER Ice ADVERT
cold air, new tires, V6,
$2400 (941 )441-7628 WILL E
M(
2000 DODGE DURANGO SEPT
SLTFULLY LOADED, LOW
MILES, $6988 EARLY
941-766-0050 Dealer FOR C
2000 FORD EXPLORER, LINE
V6, AC, auto, CD player,
exc. cond. in/out. $2700. SUNDI
(941)-391-5786 &T
AUG
2000 KIA SPORTAGE SEPT
GREAT BACK TO SCHOOL SEPTE
TRANSPORTATION $1988 ARE
941-766-0050 Dealer A
2003 CHEVY TRAILBLAZ- 29TH
ER 6CYL LOW MILES,
GREAT MPG! $10988 HAVE
941-766-0050 Dealer HAPPY


SH PAID $$
bur Boat or
Any Size or
Come To You.
626-9075


ron 1986 70hp
Runs strong.
for Flat boat
)-493-3799
o Flats boat
ing platform.
imaha 90HP,
ntinental Alum
Lorance GPS
nder, Motor
24v trolling
ots of extras
o941-628-0058
MC Cobra 5.0L
ct cond Moving
941-257-8259
RAIDER 16' 175
ieds work, with
10 obo 941-875-


ASH
)DAY
'our Boats
Jet Skis
-268-7516
G3 Suncatcher
50 Yahama, 70
, Trlr. Asking
941-255-5088
awk w/a 225
2600.14' alum
2.2, trlr $895.
ca sailbt, trlr
1)637-5763.
CRAFT Sports-
5, very clean,
mini top w/side
hnson 235HP
, Tandem Axle
r, $8500. (941)-



ations wanted
rt Clearwater
Aquarium. Tax
table (727)
82 ext. 235
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7305 SPORT UTILITY/
VEHICLES

2003 GMC Envoy XL SLT,
Exc. Cond,Low Miles,On
Star,Garage Kept, New
Tires. $11,800 270-1224
2003 HONDA ODYSSEY
EXTRA CLEAN FULL
POWER OPTIONS
MUST SEE $7988
941-766-0050 Dealer


5X10 Open, Sides.$625
5X10 Open, Tool Box
Equip. Rack...........$995
5X10 Open, Galvanized
Like New.............$1295
7X18 2007 Trans. Haul,
Ramp Door, Torsion Axles,
E-Track
..........................$3 250
RESCUE-TECH
Sales, Service, Parts
41 South Punta Gorda
(941)-833-2200


Marlow Marlow

Werner Werner
2006 Pontiac Montana 2004 Chevy Tracker LT,
SVS, Loaded with Fully Loaded,
Everything, Low Miles Economical & Low
$15,995 Miles, $10,995
(941)-639-3175 (941)-639-3175
marlowwerner.com marlowwerner.com


7330 BOATS-POWERED

TO ADVERTISE
IN THE
BOATER'S
BARGAINS
IN WATERLINE
CALL DEBBIE,
941-206-1200
dnemser@sun-herald.com

7331 SAILBOATS

18' Sanibel, 1987, good
cond. New mtr. Good trlr.
$4,500. (941)-525-6600

7334 OUTBOARD/
MARINE ENGINES

1996 100HP Mercury O/B
20" shaft, will demo
$1195obo 941-270-1245
2004 MOTOR GUIDE Salt-
water 711b thrust, Trolling
motor, bracket & batt.
charging syst. $500.
(941)497-0705
9.9hp Johnson elec. start
long shaft, fresh tune up
$375. ***SOLD!**
MINNKOTA MAZZUM
70-SC Trolling motor.
Less than 1 yr old. New
$700 Yoyr Price
$490/obo 941-376-
4833
Used 6hp Evinrude Short
Shaft. Ex Cond. $399
(941)-875-0045

7336 BOAT STORAGE/
DOCKING

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

7337 BOAT REPAIRS/
DETAILING

Wood/Fiberglass expert
Fab. jointer wood work Lic
&lIns 941-473-8120
954-805-9337 Robert.

7338 MARINE SUPPLY
& EQUIP.

WANTED:
Like New Dock Box. (941)-
575-4331

7339 CANOES/KAYAKS

2007 Redfish 14 Kyak
Fishing pkg, Ex cond.
$700 (941)-626-7659
Heritage Feather Weight
Fishing Kayak, $500.
(941)-268-3555
KAYAKS & CANOES
SALES, RENTAL,
EQUIP. LARGEST
SELECTION IN
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
ESTERO RIVER
(239) 992-4050

7341 TRAILER
& ACCESSORIES

1995 Bison 2H Trailer,
w/partial LQ, 120V hook-
up, 4wheel brakes, rubber
mat on exc. wood floors.
NO RUST! $5200 863-990-
1340
2005 Cargo Trailer Pace
Legacy 17'9"L X 8'6"W X
6'10"H, Elec Brakes, Rear
Ramp Door, Side Door
Phone 941-276-5477
2005 HOOPER 12 Ton Tan-
dem Axle Gooseneck 24'
Flatdeck, 5' B-Tail. $6,500.
(941)-255-5088
4x8 UTILITY TRAILER,
open, galv. dipped, $575.
(941)497-4942
6x10 Cargo trailer, ramp &
side door, roof vent, spare
tire, used 4 times, $2,100.
(941)-637-7783
Big Tex tandom, spare,
wagon wheels, The mer-
cedes of utility trailers.
$1950 941-875-8000
BOAT TRAILERS
Continental & First Load.
Discount Pricing.
17marinellc.com
Boat Trailer, Fits up to
21', Good Cond! $500.
obo (941)-380-5556
Car Dolly. New bearings &
electrical. Ready to Tow
$375. Can be seen at
1280 Drury Ln Englewood.
Sold in 1 day!!
Float on Pontoon Trailer
$1000. obo 941-627-
3065
GMC full size trailer hitch
$50 (941)-697-9923
Large Boat Trailer,
Great Shape!! $650.
(941)-505-0901
NEW AND USED OPEN
& ENCLOSED UTILITY,
BOAT, CAR HAULERS AND
DUMP TRAILERS. TRAIL-
ER HITCHES AND WIRING.
TWO-MORROW'S TRAIL-
ER SALES, ENGLEWOOD,
FL. 941-460-9700
NEW BOAT TRAILERS AT
Dealer Cost. Credit Cards
Accepted. WEST COAST
TRAILER (941)698-9902
PRE-LOVED TRAILERS


7341 TRAILER
& ACCESSORIES

Trailer, flatbed, all steel 16'
long, 7' wide heavy duty
$975 941-270-1073





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

7360 CYCLES/MOPEDS/
SCOOTERS

1997 Kawasaki ZX-6 Ninja,
600cc, only 16,500 miles.
Good condition, 40+ mpg
& fast. $2750. (941) 457-
1466
2002 Suzuki Intruder
1500, 7k mi. like new,
$4,600 941-628-0953
1 Classified = Sales |
2004 Kawasaki Vulcan
800 15k m. Great shape
$3850. 941-286-0681
2004 YAMAHA, V Star,
1100 Classic, all the toys,
10K miles. $4500. 941-
993-3848


7360 CYCLES/MOPEDS/
SCOOTERS

2005 Jalon, 49cc, 880
mi., 110 mpg. $750. Neg.
(941)-628-5419


2006 Yamaha Royal Star,
Pearl White, 4 cyl., 1300,
13K mi., EXTRAS,
$10,495, 941-639-5067
2007 YZ85- Asking
$2,000, O.B.O. the bike
only has 8 hours on it and
still looks new.
Call 941-740-1536


Motorized bicycle 8 mos
old, 23 mph, first $275
takes it. (941)-276-4250

7365 ATV
2-2006 Suzuki 400
4x4s, adult owned, gar.
kept, very low hrs, (1)
dark green, (1) camo,
warr. 'til 12/09, $3500
ea. (941) 575-5199 or
(941) 716-4814.
2005 YAMAHA YFZ 450
$3000 or best offer.
Call 941-286-2570
Kawasaki KFX 750, Auto.
low hours, excellent condi-
tion, best offer. 941-423-
1436


7365 ATV
Polaris Sportman 500,
2004 Mossy Oak Edition,
winch, brush guards, 1
adult owner, 60 hrs.,
$4,000, (863)-990-5050

7370 CAMPERS/
TRAVEL TRAILERS

2007 Cardinal 40', 5 th.
wheel, mint, all options,
$39,000, 941-613-1313
I Buy Travel Trailers, 5th
Wheels & Park Models.
Pay Cash/Top $$
Dave813-713-3217

7380 MOTOR HOMES/
RVs
1984 Chevy Tioga, 56k
mi, all new everything,
Many extras. Gen, Con-
vert. TV, GPS, Sleeps 4
Can be seen at 1280
Drury Ln Englewood.
$6500.00


NEED CASH
1999 Tioga 23B. V-10,
69k miles, sleeps 6.
$19,350. 401-829-8326
2003 Fleetwood Fiesta,
Class A, 26', Qn bed, 17K
mi. Like new. $35,000/
obo.(941)-276-0407


PAL HUNDAIJ~ V1 1


EXTENDED THROUGH LABOR DAY!

Palm Hyundai is conducting a vehicle upgrade event that features $1200
over Kelley Blue Book fair value* for your current vehicle.

Our management team has been authorized to upgrade your current
vehicle, receive up to $7,000 in discounts and rebates" on any new
Hyundai in-stock. Also, you may qualify for financing as low as 0%
APR** when you upgrade before August 31st.

With incentives and high trade-in value, we feel confident that you can make
this upgrade with little or no money down and with a monthly payment that
fits your budget.

I invite you to come to Palm Hyundai today or call 1-800-226-PALM and
ask to speak with Kevin Clark to schedule a convenient appointment.

Be sure to bring this offer with you to assure your full program participation.
If you purchase before August 31st, I will include a FREE GPS
System as a special bonus! Extended through Labor Day!


Best Regards,



Kevin Clark
Palm Hyundai of Punta Gorda
1-800-226-PALM


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approved credit. 740 Beacon. Term subject to lender approval. Offers may not be combined. Al coupn mst be presented at time of
purchase. tC mer may accept dis nt in lieu of GPS. Ends 08/31/8.*Customer must spend $100.00 every month at
selected stations, staple collected receipts to ticket for that month and mail to us at 14100 Washington Road Ste 36 #
12 Largo Florida 33772 along with a self addressed stamp envelope. Customer will receive a $25.00 gift card after this
process every month, until awarded amount is reached. See www.freegas.com for details.


New200 I New20D
ACCENT GLS ELANTRA GLS
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7380 MOTOR HOMES/
RVs

2001 Class-A Gas Win-
nebago. 36W,
28,000miles, 2 slides,
Great Mechanical Condi-
tion,Ford V10;
Washer/Dryer
combo,Queen Bed,
Garage Kept. Beautiful
condition $54,000 Call
505-7277
2007 Winnebago View
1 slide out, Mercedes
diesel, 18 mpg. 10k mi
$69,000 941-412-9026
31' 2001 Georgetown
66k miles, 6 new tires,
Tow Dolly w/ brakes,
Bike carrier, Generator,
Many extras, Excellent
condition. Asking
$27,000 941-429-9048
33' Remodeled RV
Resembles 1 Bed Mobile
Home $1000.
941-740-4769



$$ CASH PAID $$
For Your Motor Home/
Travel Trailer Any Size
or Price. Will Come To You.
(941)626-9075
PALIMINO Tent camper,
clean, lots of new things,
ready to go. $1850. Call
941-629-8633


7380 MOTOR HOMES/
RVs

Charlotte RV Center
Great selection of pre-
owned RVs! Buy Sell -
Trade Financing
We'll sell your RV FREE!
Ask about our marketing.
Repairs Maintenance -
Parts Body Shop
US 41 at Kings Hwy., Port
Charlotte
(941) 883-5555
www.CharlotteRVcenter.com
Saturn Tow-Cars. 15 to
choose from. Blue-Ox tow
hitches. PRO-POWER AUTO
SALES (941) 627-8822
P.C.
The S
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PUT CLASSIFIED
TO WORK
FOR YOU!
FIND A JOB!
BUY A HOME!
BUY A CAR!

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


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$3,000 OWNER LOYALTY REBATE

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Tropical storms, hurricanes whatever


Tropical Storm Fay
mercifully turned
out to be only a
minor inconvenience in
our little slice of Par-
adise. But it did pose a
number of problems for
me and you, I would
imagine. Without clear-
cut predictions about
the 'real' track and
strength of the storm,
many were forced to err
on the side of being
overly cautious. I put up
hurricane shutters that
made my home feel
cave-like, removed all
potentially airborne
items from the lanai,
stocked up our hurri-
cane supply kit, filled my
car with gas and secured
my boat. I was prepared
and a little concerned
because I thought Fay
would track to our left
along the coast putting
us in the "nasty" part -
the upper right hand
quadrant of the storm
where we would receive
the brunt of the wind
and rain. I did this when
it was still possible that
Fay would develop into a
Cat I hurricane.
The worse part for me
was that I was scheduled
to fly out of Fort Myers
that Tuesday morning to
present a program to a
large group of fishermen
in Wyoming. I have to
admit that there was to
be a fair amount of
fishing involved also. I
was in a quandary: Do I
go and leave my home
and wife in the path of
potential danger or do I
do the right thing and
stay? The storm solved
that problem: The
airport closed that
morning; trip cancelled
(actually postponed to a
later date).
But having experi-
enced Charley, I imag-
ined the worst and
prepared accordingly. In
retrospect, I feel a tad bit
foolish and I may have
been able to get on a
later flight when the
airport reopened at 2


p.m. that Tuesday. But I
guess it's better to be
safe than sorry and I for
sure would have worried
the entire time away.
That's life in Paradise.
This was the first
major storm I experi-
enced with my boat
parked on a trailer in my
driveway and I wasn't
entirely sure what to do
to secure it. I ended up
hooking it up to my SUV
and parking them in our
front driveway, which
has a considerable slant
to it. I thought the rain
would drain out of the
boat and being hooked
up to the vehicle would
secure it but I wasn't
entirely sure how high
winds would affect it.
Thankfully, I didn't have
to find out.
But, afterwards, I did
find a very helpful Web
site, www.boatus.com/
hurricanes/brochure.asp,
that offers a ton of
helpful information
about preparing your
boat in the water and
out that I highly
recommend you visit. I
suggest you print out the
information that per-
tains to your boat and
keep it in your hurricane
kit, especially those who
keep their boats in the
water. It will take the
guesswork out of making
proper preparations in
the future.
On another note: I
noticed that many did
not put up hurricane
shutters; to me it
seemed like the majority
of people didn't. I hope
we aren't becoming too
complacent or have
forgotten Charley. A


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I'm dreaming of a world-record fish
The Fumbling Fisherman
TOM JOHNSON
It's a common daydream of
fishermen to someday
land a fish worthy of the
record books. Of course,
most anglers will never enter
the elite club of record
holders but, as Tom's
research reveals, some folks
have an advantage.

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slight sift of Fay to our
west may have found a
bunch of people wishing
they took the storm
more seriously.
When I called my
friend in Wyoming to
warn him that I might
not be able to make the
trip he asked, "How
many of these things are
you going to go through
before you move?"
Wyoming doesn't get
hurricanes. So I asked
him, "How many road-
closing ground blizzards,
weeks of subzero
temperatures and wind-
driven snowstorms are
you going to endure
before you move?" "How
many days are you going
to be housebound,
waiting for the season to
change before you next
go fishing?" "How often
do you fish during the
fall, winter and early
spring?" And, "When are

you going to lose that
pasty white complexion
that comes from a life
spent indoors huddled
around a heater?" His
part of the world had six
inches of snow last July
11th. "Okay, I get your


point; stay safe," was all
he could manage.
Yeah, our slice of
Paradise experiences
weather events, but so
does everywhere else.
Floods, earthquakes,
fires, tornados and a
host of other natural
disasters befall our
country annually we
really are at the mercy of
Mother Nature. But I
choose to live in Florida


Light Tackle CAPT. MIKE MANIS
Don't pull the plug .................


Ask Capt. Ralph CAPT. RALPH ALLEN
There's fish in them thar hills ...............
Boating Safety BILL HEMPEL
Boating in summer's stormy weather .........
Fly Fishing CAPT. ROD WALINCHUS
Variety is the spice of fly fishing ........... .
Reader Photos
Who's been catching what where ............
FWC News
FWC releases revealing report on Florida's future
Angling Expeditions
If at first you don't succeed ...............
Tournament Bassin' GREG BARTZ
Ending the tournament season in second ......


- my slice of Paradise
- and will gladly endure
what Florida has to offer.


O- TAh CW:'
PHOTO PROVIDED

Lauren Kelly with her
first tripletail, caught
just south of Stump
Pass.


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Don't pull the plug


I spend a lot of time
discussing artifi-
cial baits and it's
probably no secret
that hard-bodied
plugs, whether they're
topwater or suspend-
ing, are some of my
favorite lures. I have
also finally gotten
comfortable using
braided line with my
baitcaster, which is a
great way to enjoy plug
casting. I've been
using braid with my
spinning gear for
years; but because the
thinner line can get
wound too tightly on a
baitcasting reel, I stuck
with monofilament
until I figured it out a
bit. Basically, I finally
went up to a heavier
braid, 30-pound test
that really helped
eliminate the problem
of the line digging into
itself. Remember, that
30-pound braid is the
same diameter as only
8-pound monofila-
ment. Anyway, the
reason I'm bringing
this up is that even
though I know better
at times, I still find
myself pulling plugs
away from fish too
soon. This of course is
due to the fact that
there's no stretch
whatsoever in braided
line. Now by contrast,
whenever I do end up
using monofilament, I
feel like I'm fishing
with a rubber band.
Anyhow, with more
and more anglers
switching over or at
least thinking about
trying braided line,
whether spinning or
baitcasting, I thought


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that I'd try and point
out a couple simple
mistakes that I've
made while working a
few of my favorite
plugs. First with
topwater baits, it's easy
to try and set the hook
too soon because of
the visual nature of the
strike. We all tend to
get a bit exited when
our bait is boiled on
and it's only natural to
want to set the hook. A
good rule of thumb is
to wait until you've felt
the fish pull against the
line before attempting
a hook set. This is
important enough with
monofilament, but
with braid it can really
make a difference, as
there is absolutely no
give in this line. It does
take some discipline to
wait until you feel the
fish pulling line and I
have found that if you
can just keep the line
tight and keep a steady
retrieve, there's a good
chance you'll end up
with a screaming drag.
All this being said,
throwing a topwater
bait can be one of the
toughest ways to get a
fish to the boat. Many
times redfish will
clumsily miss the bait,
the exposed treble
hooks make it easier


for fish to pull the
hook down in the
grass, and sometimes
a jumper like snook
will just throw them
while in the air. On the
other hand, I've seen
fish take a plug so
deeply that extra care
had to be taken to
remove the bait. The
near misses seem to
happen more often,
but I'll take them
anytime to get in a
couple blowups that
end up pulling drag. As
far as suspending
plugs go, there isn't the
same visual aspect to
make us overreact, but
after feeling a strike,
the same principle of
keeping a tight line
and steady retrieve will
help do the trick. And
on many a day, fish
have been more
willing to eat a plug
under the surface than
come up on top. In
many ways, braided
line has revolutionized
light tackle fishing and
it's here to stay. The
sensitivity and zero
stretch qualities that
make it so effective
also provide no room
for give and take. So,
keep that in mind next
time you rig up a
topwater bait and do
your best not to pull
the plug on your next
great photo before
releasing it to fight
another day.
Capt. Mike Manis
specializes in fishing
the backcountry of
Charlotte Harbor You
can contact Capt. Mike
at 941-628-7895 or by
e-mail atflatscaptain@
comcast.net.


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I'm dreaming of a world-record fish


A never my
fishing rod
bends over
hard and fast a famil-
iar voice in the back of
my head says, "Hey,
this could be a record-
setting fish." It's an
unspoken fantasy for
most saltwater
anglers. But is it really
within the realm of
possibility?
To find out, I paged
through a two-year-
old copy of IGFA
World Record Game
Fishes. This is a data-
driven publication
that goes out once a
year to International
Game Fish Association
members. The first
challenge for a begin-
ning reader is figuring
out the codes.
Silly me, I initially
thought the "M" and
"W" that appeared in
the "Line Class"
column stood for
"monofilament" and
"wire." But no, the
letters indicate "man"
and "woman." A
separate record
category for women?
Huh, that doesn't
seem fair. Girls can
now join the Boy
Scouts. Anika Soren-
stam is allowed to tee
off in men's golf
tournaments. Why the
double standard in the
world of angling? The
ladies have their own
listings despite much
less competition. And
their generally small-
er-sized catch still
earns them a coveted
spot in the record
books. Where is the
feminist outcry for
equality?
The next columns
refer to actual line
size. And this is where
the ordinary fisher-
man can make his (or
her) mark in angling
history. Hey, you want
to be famous? Switch
all of your reels to 2-
pound test line and go
out and catch any
legal-sized red
grouper. Currently,
this category is listed
as "vacant." It's just
waiting for the correct
spelling of your name.
This IGFA publica-
tion is a huge volume
covering all species of
gamefish, salt and
freshwater. For sim-
plicity's sake, I focused
on saltwater gamefish
typically found in our
area. Keep in mind as
you read this assess-
ment that it arises
from my quick (some-
times faulty) first
impressions. I am not
a Google research
squint.
When were most of


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the big fish caught? As
a kid, I remember my
dad proclaiming, "All
the big ones have
already been caught."
And that was in the
1950s. But that doesn't
seem to be the case for
saltwater. It appears
1985 to 1995 was the
most productive
decade for giant fish
along the southern
shorelines. What made
those 10 years special?
Was it due to
increased interest in
the sport or improved
gear, GPS, and defini-
tive fish locating
devices? More bait in
the water leading to
fatter fish? You tell me.
My first real surprise
as I thumbed through
the IGFA listings was
that apparently none
of the record-setting
tarpon were caught in
Boca Grande Pass or
Charlotte Harbor. In
fact, I had a difficult
time finding any
references to cities
along the Suncoast.
There are a few, but I
expected more.
Not surprisingly in
Florida, Key West
dominates the "place"
listings with Islamora-
da, and Marathon in
second and third. On
the east coast, Key
Biscayne, Flamingo
and Stuart, get an
occasional mention.
On the west coast
Destin and Pensacola
are the hot spots -
probably because of
their proximity to the
Gulf Stream.
Some Florida cities
seem to specialize in
one particular species
of fish. Almost 90
percent of all the
largest tripletail on
record were caught in
Port Canaveral.
In second place for
states, North Carolina
seems like the place to
fish for red drum. In
fact, the largest red
drum (redfish) in all
categories were caught
off the shores of NC!
Outside the U.S.,
Africa seems to be the
continent of choice for
record-breaking fish.
South American
countries surrounding
the Caribbean also get
some listings.
So what are the


PHOTO ILLUSTRATION
BY JOSH OLIVE

In this image snatched
directly from Tom's
dreaming brain, we see The
Fumbler posing proudly
with his all-tackle world
record walking catfish.
Even in his dreams, Tom
apparently catches mostly
trash fish.


chances you will
someday see your
name in the IGFA
World Record Game-
fish? Pretty slim -
unless you get a sex
change.
Tom ohnson, the
Fumbling Fisherman,
is an award-winning
outdoor humor writer
You can contact Tom
at trjmcp@aol.com.




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There's fish in them thar hills


A few weeks ago
Patti and I took a
five-day mini-
vacation trip to the
mountains of western
North Carolina to visit
my dad Bob and his wife
Patsy. Dad and Patsy own
beautiful property, some
is so secluded that four-
wheel-drive vehicles are
needed for access in
anything other than
perfect summer weather.
The payoff for traveling a
few hilly miles of dirt
road: Being able to relax
while sitting on the
porch of a 150-year-old
cabin while enjoying the
cool mountain air. We'd
watch the comings and
goings of deer, turkeys
and dozens of colorful
songbirds around the
cabin without being able
to see or hear any sign of
humans other than
ourselves. Sitting in a
one-hole outhouse was
strictly a bonus.
Because I'm hopeless-
ly addicted to fishing I
felt compelled to try to
work in some angling
while on this trip, but I
knew nothing about the
fishing prospects in the


area. Dad had heard that
there were trout in some
of the mountain streams
and Patsy knew that
some of the locals fished
for carp and catfish in
the rivers, but that was
all their information.
With a little help from
the Internet I managed
to find a fly shop located
near their home and
Patti and I made plans to
stop for a visit on our
way to see the folks.
The fly shop turned out
to be a gem of a store (it's
called Curtis Wright
Outfitters in Weaverville,
NC) and the guys work-
ing there were very
helpful. They spent quite
a bit of time with us
explaining the fishing
scoop, which was: Slow
action in the streams for
trout due to the high
summer temperatures,
but very good fishing for
smallmouth bass in the
nearby French Broad
River. After a half-hour in
the store I was sheepish
about spending only $25
on a few flies and acces-
sories, but I'll be back.
The next day I learned
a new fishing term:


"blown out." We'd
stopped by a small creek
the evening before and
I'd hopped along the
rocks for an hour or two,
time enough to spot a
few trout and to get my
fishing adrenaline
pumped. Unfortunately,
overnight it rained over
an inch and by the next
morning all the area
creeks were "blown out"
- a trout fishermen's
term for a stream that's
suddenly very high and
very dirty due to heavy
rainfall runoff. The
pretty little stream had
turned into a muddy
torrent and all fishing
prospects were dead.
Scratch trout off the list.
That left us with the
smallmouth bass fishery
on the French Broad
River. This river was
wide, rocky, but shallow
due to months of
drought this year. A
couple of days after the
big rain Patti and I took a
drive alongside the river,
found a pullout where
we could park, and
stepped into the warm,
shallow watercourse. I
caught a spunky little


smallmouth on the very
first cast and this set the
tone for the next few
hours. We waded in
murky water from shin-
deep to crotch-deep and
tossed spinners and
flies around the
boulders and cuts.
Between us we landed
28 smallmouths, almost
all of which were under a
half pound but on our
ultra light spinning
tackle or on my 5-weight
fly rod they were great
fun. Perhaps the best
part: In the two-mile
section of the river we
were fishing we saw only
one other angler the
entire morning, a bait-
chunking catfisher who
left the river completely
to Patti and I when a
summer shower briefly
ensued. At one point I
thought I was hallucinat-
ing when I spotted a
tailing redfish, until I was
able to get close enough
to identify the tailer (and
several others I saw
during the morning) as
carp in the 30-inch size
range, which were acting
exactly like big redfish
grubbing for food in the


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Boating in summer's stormy weather


hat a great
season to
V spend some
time on the water. We
all know it rains every
day. But that is usually
after 3:00 in the after-
noon. So we can leave
early and have a day of
fun maybe.
While summer is a
great boating season, it
is also the most dan-
gerous of the seasons.
Hurricanes, lightning,
and fast-approaching
thunderstorms are the
three big concerns.
Boaters need to be
alert and do some
advance planning to
minimize the threat
these three dangers
present.
Fortunately, thunder-
storms are fairly easy to


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predict and track.
Check online with
NOAA or Accuweather
sites before planning a
day out and keep your
VHF tuned to the
weather while you are
on the water. Also keep
a close eye on the skies,
just in case. You should
have a plan for coping
with thunderstorms.
Hopefully you will have
enough advance


warning, knowledge of
speed and direction,
and boat speed, to
allow you to outrun the
storm. However,
sometimes you are too
far from home or the
storm is in front of you,
and you have to ride it
out. You should have
alternate ports as
options. A nearby
marina or even a
private dock may offer
you a safe haven for an
hour or so. In any case,
don't panic. One good
option is to simply
anchor and wait while
the storm passes. If you
have an enclosed
cabin, go below and
wait it out. While
waiting for the storm to
pass you should avoid
contact with metallic


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With this huge varia-
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Augus 28,2008 age


Having spent a
week or so
preparing a
Power Point presenta-
tion about fly fishing in
the Charlotte Harbor
area for a large group
of Western fly fisher-
men, I realized that we,
as fly fishermen, have
an incredible amount
of opportunities. I fear
that I have become
somewhat jaded by the
fishing our area offers. I
often find myself
disappointed when I
don't catch what I set
out to catch, or I catch
only small ones. I gripe
when only ladyfish
seem to be abundant, I
moan and groan when
I have to resort to
catching trout to save
the day and I grouse
about getting few real
shots at tarpon.
But consider what
our area must seem
like to anglers with
limited fishing oppor-
tunities limited by
seasons, weather and
places. And anglers
limited to only a few
species. While putting
together my program,
I tried to put myself in
their place of relatively
short fishing seasons,
a handful of produc-
tive waters and only
freshwater trout to fish
for. The process made
me open my eyes to
the variety of fish we
can fish to on any
given day.


Sure, many Western
anglers have taken a
trip or two to bonefish
lodges and some even
tangled with a tarpon
or two or caught a
handful of striped bass,
but most have no idea
what saltwater fishing
is all about. And they
have no clue how large,
powerful and exciting
our fish are compared
to an average-sized
freshwater trout,
especially when they
can be caught on a
daily basis, year
around.
Take our premiere
gamefish as an exam-
ple. Everyone knows
how spectacular it is to
hook a large tarpon -
very little in fishing
compares to it but
what about juvenile
and baby tarpon on
light tackle in quiet
backwater bays? What
about tailing redfish
and the thrill of experi-
encing one inhaling a
fly and tearing off a
shin-deep flat? Seeing
the "copper glow" of a
huge school of reds on
a shallow flat is another
sight most Western fly
fishermen will never
see. A large snook
slamming a fly pattern
under a mangrove
shoreline or stalking


ghostly snook in the
trough of a beach on a
quiet morning are
experiences aWestern
angler knows very little
about. Even seatrout
sucking a popping flies
off the surface will
bring gasps from
veteran saltwater fly
fishers.
Then there are the
"other species" that


Variety is the spice


S. ATERLIIE PH,',T,',S e I. D ll ALIJCHUS
Bonito make for offshore excitement.

Sheepshead, below, are a tough catch
I with fly fishing gear.


make fly fishing here
exciting. While we may
debase ladyfish,
anglers not used to
catching them usually
have a blast doing so. If
ladyfish grew to be 20
or 30 pounds, anglers
from all over the world
would plan trips here
to experience them.
Their willingness to
take a fly pattern and


the fight and acrobatics
when hooked often
make visitors not want
to do anything but
catch more.
Hook up a Western
angler to a 15-pound
jack and you'll know he
never experienced a
battle quite like that.
It's guaranteed he'll
want more. Spanish
mackerel put on a


show of speed and
voracity. A large cobia
will make him cry
uncle. Then there's
sheepshead to humili-
ate new saltwater fly
fishers they can be
more difficult to take
with a fly than permit.
Throw in some aggres-
sive mangrove snapper,

VARIETY I P9


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Cody
Pappas of
Englewood
with a
7.5-pound
redfish
caught on
Boca
Grande.


Lauryr


Brianne Faas caught and released this snook with her
Poppy.


This 58-inch king mackerel was caught and released in Boca Grande
Pass by Frank Ruggieri of North Port.


Dorothy
Daniel
caught this
27-inch
redfish while
kayaking in
Lemon Bay.


15-year-old Lauryne Reagan of Englewood with a seatrout caught in I f
Lemon Bay.






August 28, 2008 Page 9


ie Reagan with a jack caught in Lemon Bay.


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YOUR PICS!
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 e-mail 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.


VARIETY
From page 7
small sharks, pom-
pano, tripletail and a
host of others and a
Western fly fisherman
will go home believing
he found Paradise.
And if he can experi-
ence some of the
wonderful offshore fly
fishing, he may never
leave. Bonito will give
him everything he ever
wanted in a fly fishing
experience. They're
fast, powerful and
abundant, and they'll
make his arms sore in a
heartbeat. Chum up a
few amberjack and
he'll know he hooked
into a bruiser. And if a
blackfin tuna grabs his
fly, well ... He can play
with large sharks,
barracuda and maybe
even a school of good-
sized permit before his
day is done.
And if aWestern
angler wants to take a
break from the saltwa-
ter he can catch a
variety of fish in our
freshwater lakes,
ponds, rivers and
canals. There's plenty of
largemouth bass to fool
with and some can be
bragging-sized. There's
plenty of panfish to
spend a few hours
casting a lightweight
outfit to: Bluegills,
stumpknockers, pump-
kinseeds and so on.
Want something more
exotic? How about
Oscars, Mayan cichlids,
bowfin, grass carp, gar


and maybe even a
peacock bass or two.
Some of the waters
even have snook and
baby tarpon.
So you imagine how
Charlotte Harbor must
seem to those who
know little about it. So
many fish, so much
water, so many oppor-
tunities and best of all,
we get to experience it
every day. The next
time you complain that
fishing is lousy, think


about those unfortu-
nate fishermen who
have only a small
window of opportunity
to catch a very limited
variety of fish. It'll be
hard to feel sorry for
yourself.
Capt. Rod Walinchus
is an author illustrator
fly tyer and charter
guide specializing in
flyfishing. You can
contact Capt. Rod at
rwalinchus@
sun-herald.com.


Capt. Jamie
Allen caught
this baby
tarpon on a
popper.


Davis
Chen
and
Jenny
Shao of
North
Port with
a very
nice
bass.


Tarpon head the list of premier gamefish.


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FWC releases revealing report on Florida's future


When people com-
pare a map of Florida as
it is currently to a map
reflecting predicted
development by the
year 2060, there is
usually a gasp.
The amount of
anticipated develop-
ment is stunning, and
the byproduct is the loss
of wildlife as the lands
they inhabit become
urbanized. The Florida
Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commis-
sion tackled the chal-
lenge of predicting what
may be in store for
wildlife 50 years from
now if growth trends
continue. The results are
available in the FWC
publication "Wildlife
2060: What's at stake for
Florida?" This document
looks at the future of
Florida's fish and wildlife
resources in a practical
and objective way.
The FWC report is
based on a study,
"Florida 2060" conduct-
ed by 1000 Friends of
Florida (www.
1000friendsofflorida.org),
a not-for-profit organi-
zation that monitors
growth in the state.
"As the state agency
whose mission is to
manage fish and wildlife
resources for their long-


term well-being and the
benefit of people, it is
our responsibility to
predict what could
happen to the resources
we have been charged to
conserve. It is what
people expect of us,"
said Ken Haddad,
executive director of the
FWC. "Our scientists
and managers have
'crunched' the numbers
for the Wildlife 2060
report and assessed
what might happen to
fish and wildlife if
growth continues on its
same course."
The report provides
specific examples of how
Florida's species could
be impacted by growth.
Recent predictions
indicate the state's
human population may
double to 36 million in
the next five decades.
The amount of
urbanized land in
Florida also is expected
to double. To accommo-
date the increase in
population, the report
projects that by 2060
roughly 7 million
additional acres of


Florida land will be
developed.
"The development of
7 million acres repre-
sents a substantial loss
of habitat and exceeds
the size of Vermont,"
said Dr. Thomas Eason,
conservation initiatives
coordinator for the
FWC. "Continuing the
current trend clearly
would be detrimental to
wildlife, but it also
would be detrimental to
people. Fishing, hunt-
ing, bird-watching, all
kinds of outdoor
activities, which
brought many of us to
Florida in the first place,
would be greatly
diminished. This affects
our quality of life and


our economy."
The revenue from
hunting, fishing, wildlife
viewing and boating
brings billions of dollars
to the state annually.
Wildlife 2060 illus-
trates how continuing
the past patterns of
urban sprawl could
result in fragmented
natural places.
"Natural habitats
could become islands in
a sea of development,"
Eason said. "Corridors
for some animals to
move about the state will
be cut off by roads,
subdivisions and
shopping malls."
Another prediction is
that human-wildlife
encounters will


increase. As develop-
ment encroaches on
what was habitat for
wild animals, people
and wildlife will come
face-to-face. Many
animals will be dis-
placed by human
development, and
humans will have to
learn to live with those
that remain. Large


e'1 preda-
* A tors such as
panthers, bears and
alligators will pose great
challenges for people
living with them.
Though the state faces
a daunting situation, the
executive director of the
FWC doesn't believe the
battle is lost.
"On the contrary, I
have confidence that
Floridians will band
together to ensure that
we do the right thing
for our fish and wildlife

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Twenty-four members
of the Isles Yacht Club
recently passed the Coast
Guard 6-PAC Captain's
Test and seven have also
passed the Coast Guard
Masters Test. The 6-PAC
license allows captains to
operate a sail or power-
boat for hire 65 feet in
length, up to 100 tons
with six paying occupants.
The test questions
concern safety, naviga-
tional Rules of the Road,
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STORMY
From page 6

water without a func-
tioningVHF, and a
backup. This is your
communication line to
NOAAWeather where
you will receive ample
information to allow you
to avoid an approaching
storm. The VHF is also
your lifeline to call for
help in the event you
need it. If you do not
have aVHF, or are in the
process of trying to
outrun a storm, you can
make some rough
calculations about the
speed of an approach-
ing front. Count the
seconds from lightning
bolt to thunderclap.
Using a rough guide of
5 seconds per mile, you
can judge the distance
of a storm and the
speed with which it is
approaching.
Remember that the
electrical effects of a
storm can reach out 1
to 4 miles from the
storm center. A fellow
boater told me of an
experience where he
was boating under blue
sky, with a number of


their own boating and
safety skills and have no
intentions of becoming
professional captains. To
further their interest in
boat safety and preserving
our aquatic environment
the new captains joined
with other IYC members
who already hold captain's
licenses and formed a
new club within the Isles
Yacht called the Captains
Club.
Members of the Cap-
tains Club have made
adjustments to the Yacht
Club's environmental
practices to conform to
the Florida Clean Marina
program, assisted in the
Isles Yacht Club summer
camp for children, and
helped other boaters with


storm cells off in the
distance. Suddenly a
loud buzzing sound
began emanating from
the mast top, and the
hair on his head started
to rise as if in a static
electricity field. In spite
of the blue sky, he was
already under the
influence of the electri-
cal effects of the nearby
storms. He quickly
hung an anchor chain
over the rail and into
the water to create a
makeshift ground and
hunkered down until
the storms dissipated
and the buzzing
stopped.
Since every boat is
vulnerable to the effects
of lightning, you should
be certain your boat is
grounded. Grounding is
simply providing an
electrical path from a
high point on your
vessel to some large
piece of metal that is
immersed in the water.
There is plenty of
advice available in
books on electrical
installations and in the
ABYC standards. Just be
sure you select a high
point to run your
ground. A grounded


navigation and boat safety
questions. Their most
recent project was to have
Isles Yacht Club's mem-
ber's boats inspected by
the Peace River Sail and
Power Squadron.


metal conductor with
one or more sharp
points can dissipate an
electrical charge off into
the air and minimize
the flow to ground, so
the high point is impor-
tant. This precaution is
serious enough that you
want to get it right, so
get expert help if you
are unsure.
If you have not
grounded your boat
and are caught in a
storm, you can rig a
temporary ground, as
did my boating
acquaintance. One
method is to hang your
anchor in the water
with the chain tied off a
bow rail. I don't recom-
mend relying on this
tactic, but in a pinch it
is better than nothing.
Just make sure you toss
the anchor into the
water, don't slowly
lower it. This is one case
where you don't want to
slowly lower the anchor.
Remember that the
ground is protecting the
vessel, not the people
onboard. During an
electrical storm, all
people should avoid
contact with any metal
parts on the boat. This


PHOTO PROVIDED


Betty Campanella of the
Peace River Sail and Power
Squadron inspects the
running lights of a Captains
Club member's sailboat.


includes the electronic
components and any
associated wiring.
Obviously you want to
avoid being anywhere
near the boat's high
point or ground wire,
and any contact with
the seawater.
The remaining
summertime threat is
hurricanes. Potentially
the most devastating,
but the one that gives
us the most warning.
Like lightning, hurri-
canes are best dealt
with through advance
planning and prepara-
tion. But just because
there is plenty of
advance warning, don't
put preparation so far
down the list that you
can't get the job done in
time. You don't want to
end up trying to move
your boat or tie it down,
in conditions that have
already become
adverse.
In preparation for
hurricane season you
should have at hand all
the things you need to
secure your boat. That
may include extra
fenders, longer lines,
heavier lines, larger
anchor, whatever your


IYC launches Captains Club


plan requires. If your
dock is not a secure
place to tie your boat
down, then you should
have pre-arranged for
safe dockage.
Plan to act early,
especially if you must
move your boat to a
different location.
Remember that as the
water level rises or
drops, conditions will
change dramatically.
Other boats that are
tied down with cross
canal lines may
obstruct canals and
basins. Bridge clear-
ances will be reduced,
and some bridges
may be part of land-
side evacuation
routes, and refuse to
open. The wind may
blow out the water,
and make your escape
route unnavigable.
As you tie down your
boat, do whatever you
can to reduce wind
resistance. Take down
bimini's, sails, and all
other canvas. Make
certain your battery is
fully charged. Those
bilge pumps may be
called on for extra duty.
Dock lines should be
long enough to allow


for adjustment as the
water level changes.
They should also be
adjustable from the
dock without boarding
the boat wherever
possible. Don't forget to
rig some extra chafe
protection also.
A few precautions can
help you neutralize the
major concerns of
summer boating.
Remember that the best
prevention is to be alert
and avoid storms and
lightning. If you do get
caught in a storm,
knowing what to do
and having the appro-
priate equipment
available will allow you
to enjoy the summer
season in comfort and
safety.
You can learn a lot
more about weather in
all seasons by taking a
class from the Peace
River Power Squadron.
For information on
upcoming classes call
637-0766.
Bill Hempel is the
Assistant Safety Officer
for the Peace River
Power Squadron and a
member of the USPS
national marketing
committee.


I BOATER'S BARGAINS


13 PROWLER: One of the Most popular Angler
Kayaks on the market. 13' long, only 541bs, Sta-
bility for $4501bs. Asking $779 Call 941-966-
5477 SILENT SPORT OUTFITTER
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17'5"1998 Aquasport 175 Osprey, CC, 1998-Evinrude
17' 1991 Mako 171 CC, Johnson 115 hp. bimini top, 2 90 h.p. Galvanized Trailer. Boat in Showroom Cond- 17'02 1999 KEY WEST FLATS & BAY. HATE TO SELL,
SUPER GOOD BOAT FISHES WELL GOES SHALLOW,
livewells, Fishfinder, new canvas cover, includes '01 tion. Garage Kept.Too Many Extras to List. $7,995. HANDLES THE CHOP WELL. BRAND NEW MOTOR
aluminum trailer ASKING $6,500. Lowe's Marine Sales CALL CHRIS (941)-3213110 GUIDE TROLLING MOTOR NEW BATTERIES, 2 LIVE
fCALL CHRIS (941)-321-3110 WELLS GREAT RUNNING 90HP YAMAHA OB. WONT
239-642-3439 or 239-775-5639 Email sales@lmsfl.com LAST AT $7,990.00 OBO Call BAYSHORE MARINE
Pictures @ www.lmsfl.com 941-627-5777 www.bayshoremarinefl.com


15' Ebbtitde Dyna Tracker 500 1986, Cleanest boat 17' Necky Chatham 17 lime. Manufacture
you'll ever see, good as new! Automatic anchors, John- demo kayak. IRoomy cockpit, 17' length give it
son 50hp, trolling motor Johnson Seahorse. Only $4,590. nice balance, superb rough water performance.
Retractable skeg, bow, day, & stern hatches.
SUN HARBOR MARINE New price-$ 1,729 Demo price-$1099
941-698-9100 Financing available. All major credit cards! Silent Sport Outfitters 941-966-5477


Check outIhe Fish Finde
every Thursday, only in
WaterLine, only in
SUN A


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


FUTURE
From page 10
while boosting our economic growth and
quality of life," Haddad said. "But, we must
bring the best out in people to reach solu-
tions, and we must bring virtually all inter-
ests to the table to make that happen."
Rodney Barreto, chairman of the FWC,
encourages everyone to do all they can to
change what is happening.
"Get involved in land-use planning and
decision-making, and become good stewards of
the land," Barreto said. "Become educated
about what to vote for and encourage your
policymakers to support initiatives that help
wildlife, provide incentives for private land
conservation and encourage smart growth. I am
confident the future for our wildlife is bright."
The FWC hopes the report motivates
Floridians to look at growth more wisely and
inspires people to get involved to keep the
quality of life that diverse wildlife and healthy
habitat provide.
To view the 28-page report, "Wildlife 2060:
What's at stake for Florida?" online, visit
www.MyFWC.com/wildlife2060.


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3.0L 135hp. Asking $14,995.00 Call for Det
Scotties Canvas & Marine Outfitters
239-995-1196
BoatSales@ScottiesCanvas.com
WWW.ScottiesCanvas.com


19' 11" 2005 Glastron GX 205, Powered by a Volvo
Penta 5.0 GL (220hp). Asking $16,995.00 Call for
Details. Scotties Canvas & Marine Outfitters
239-995-1196
BoatSales@ScottiesCanvas.com
WWW crnttiscEnv.cE rnm


2008 Glassmaster 180 CC : Powered by a Mercury 19' 2000 Key West 1900 Center Console, Mercury 90 hp
90 ELPTO 2 Stroke. Asking $13,995.00 Call for 4-stroke, electronics, livewell, looks and runs great
Details. Scotties Canvas & Marine Outfitters 239-642-3439 or
239-995-1196 ASKING $9,995. Lowe's Marine Sales 239-642-3439 or
BoatSales@ScottiesCanvas.com 239-775-5639 Email sales@lmsfl.com Pictures @
WWW.ScottiesCanvas.com www.lmsfl.com


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


17' 2000 RENDEZVOUS Deck Boat: Very Low
Hours, Like New, All Covers, Head, Electronics,
5.0L Mercruiser, Still in break in period, Must See
ONLY $19,990 Financing Avail., Major Credit
Cards Accepted SUN HARBOR Marine 941-
698-9100


hrs 5.7 Mercruiser 260HP Equipped w/Transom Shower,
End. Head w/Potty, Dual Batteries, Cockpit Cover, Bimini
VHF Bottom Paint. Ready, No Trailer, But we can provide
one for you $13,500 Call 941-359-0390 Sara Bay Marina








21'2002 REGAL DECK BOAT: VERY LITTLE USE.
BANK REPO, WILL SELL WAY BELOW COST. HAS
FULL COVER, FULLY LOADED. DON'T MISS THIS
ONE CAN BE BOUGHT FOR A GOOD PRICE!
ASKING $19,900 OBO Call BAYSHORE MARINE
941-627-5777 www.bayshoremarinefl.com
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Ir I I 119' GRADY WHITE 1989 190 TOURNAMENT BOW _...
18' 8" 2001 Smokecraft Deckboat powered by a RIDER, Exc. cond! Many new parts! 130 HP OIL 19' 1989 Renken: 2004 4.3L volvo penta sx
Evinrude E90FPLSSH 90hp. Asking $8,995.00 Call for INJECTED YAMAHA Just Serviced! Trailer Galvanized, 10 set-up for skiing and a day of fun in the sun,
Details. Scotties Canvas & Marine Outfitters Single Axle. Boat, Motor, Trailer $5,995. CRYSTAL CAY
239-995-1196 CENTER Visit www.crvstalcav.com 941-639-6603 new radio, new batteries, complete boat cover
BoatSales@ScottiesCanvas.com Only $8,990 Financing Avail., Major Credit Cards
WWW.ScottiesCanvas.com Accepted SUN HARBOR Marine 941-698-9100


$16,900 Redfish Yacht Brokers 639-9400
www.redfishyacht.com


18' BAYLINER 2004, Very fuel efficient Mercury 90hp OB, 19.6' 1994 Centra Cuddy Cabir
boat is great for water sports, skiing, tubing etc. Lots of Good on Gas, New Engine over hall, I
seating, radio, CD player, bimini. Only $17,990 ni, 6-Passenger Sleeps 2, Great
SUN HARBOR MARINE Fish, Ski, or just Fun in the Sun. $5
941-698-9100 Financing available. All major credit cards! 941-639-7830 bmolnar8@embai




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Stroke, 75hrs since new, 2006 Aluminum Trailer, Trolling
Motor, DepthFinder, 3 Batteries, Charger, Bimini, Potty,
more, Shows Like New Asking $16,900 Call BAYSHORE
MARINE 941-627-5777 www.bayshoremarinefl.com

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1994 Pro-Line 230 Sportsman CC,T-Top, bow
cushions, 225 hp Johnson runs and looks great,
$11,995.00. Lowe's Marine Sales 239-642-3439 or
239-775-5639 Email sales@lmsfl.com
Pictures @ www.lmsfl.com
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New Seat, Bimi- multi purpose vessel set up for fishing, w/tackle
Maneuverability, storage, poles, storage, seating, Trailer Only
,000 obo Call $25,990 Financing Avail., Major Credit Cards
rqmail.com Accepted SUN HARBOR Marine 941-698-9100

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Jounilsun5 ArriLstroulg Drackuet, Ni Ue Oe cauiI, relen-
ty of storage for a dive trip, or fishing for a
day/Weekend, Hard Top, Tandem Trailer Only
$11,990 Financing Avail., Major Credit Cards
Accepted SUN HARBOR Marine 941-698-9100


21 L U... I I gilW I D9 n oI I wI 1W /b u a L m .
Mercruiser w/300hp runs great! Electronics pkg., trailer
electric/hydraulic hatch above water. Only $7,990.
SUN HARBOR MARINE
941-698-9100 Financing available. All major credit cards!








21'5" 1992 Wellcraft 210 Coastal Powered by a Mer-
cury Black Max 150hp. Asking $8,995.00 Call for
Details Scotties Canvas & Marine Outfitters
239-995-1196
BoatSales@ScottiesCanvas.com
WWW.ScottiesCanvas.com


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


19 10" 2007 Tahoe 196 Powered by a suzuki U-140
4-Stroke (140hp). Asking $21,995.00 Call for Details.
Scotties Canvas & Marine Outfitters
239-995-1196
BoatSales@ScottiesCanvas.com
WWW.ScottiesCanvas.com


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20' 1992 Bayliner Trophy, Walk Thru Bow Rider, Depth
Sounder, Bilge Pump. Swim Ladder, Live wells, Rod Holders,
200hp Evinrude 1985 Gd Condition, Galv.Trailer Escort w/new
fenders. Newe Cockpit & Bow Rider Covers. ASKING $4,850
CRYSTAL CAY CENTER 941-639-6603 www.crystalcay.com


DepthFinder, GPS, Bimini, Aluminum Trailer, Basic CG
Pkg, Great Florida Boat, Turn Key & Ready to Fish..
FORCED to Sell $7,400 Call BAYSHORE MARINE
941-627-5777 www.bayshoremarinefl.com


24 zuu0 ea Kay weeKenaer Lruiser, vay, or
Weekend Trips, 5.7L Dual Props. Mercruiser Bravo
III, Many Options to Choose from ONLY $26,850
Financing Avail., Major Credit Cards Accepted SUN
HARBOR Marine 941-698-9100


24' 97 WELLCRAFT: boat is better than excellent,
Johnson 200hp ocean pro, huge cabin w/ stove,
sink & port o potty, comes w/ trailer and electronic
package Only $17,990 Financing Avail., Major
Credit Cards Accepted SUN HARBOR Marine
941-698-9100

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True 3" draft, Yamaha 200hp HPDI VMax, Jack Plate, Hyd
Steering, 40Gal Livewell, baitwell, Tandem Axle Trailer,
Great Buy Just Reduced $27,900 Call BAYSHORE
MARINE 941-627-5777 www.bayshoremarinefl.com








22' 1999 Harris-Kayot 22 Superdeck, Yamaha 150hp
outboard, enclosed head, Only $9,995. Lowe's Marine
Sales 239-642-3439 or 239-775-5639 Email
sales@lmsfl.com Pictures @ www.lmsfl.com


19' 11" 1999 Larson 206 SEI Powered by an Evinrude
(1998) Intruder E150GLECD (150hp). Asking $7,995.00
Call for Details. Scotties Canvas & Marine Outfitters
239-995-1196
BoatSales@ScottiesCanvas.com
WWW.ScottiesCanvas.com


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


.u &w* Ivwill ves su I- lllly .s In L Iull: 14 uu.u\l
4Stroke, Apx 200hrs, Custom Aluminum Trailer, Garmin
GPS, DF Livewell, Cooler Seat, Much More Rides like a
25' boat REDUCED $23,900 Call BAYSHORE MARINE
941-627-5777 www.bayshoremarinefl.com


18'2001 Logic Marine 180 Bay, powered by 2003 115hp
Johnson, less than 75hrs, live well, holding tank, trolling
motor, captains chair, GPS, Trailer Asking $11,500. Call
(239)649-7711 GulfCoast Boat &Yacht Sales www.gulf-
coastboatsales.com


21'1994 DYNASTY BowRider: 220 Chevy Motor, Runs Good, 22' Hurricane 211 Fundeck, 150hp Yamaha, low hours,
1990 Performance Galvanized Trailer, New Tires, Bimini, New electronics, trailer, full boat cover. Priced to sell at. $29,500
Upholstery, Very Clean ASKING $5,500 CRYSTAL CAY CEN- Call (239)649-77 GulfCoast Boat & Yacht Sales
TER 941-639-6603 www.crystalcay.com
www.gulfcoastboatsales.com


21 199b AULI*bF*K *i* *-xpio*e: vv*L-v rvep, -isn z mura...e. zi i Lib .usne, 1 bunp ..am a 4b, ub
Well, Bimini, 200hp Johnson Ocean Runner, B&S Galvanized hrs., full electronics, wired for trolling motor, live bait wells,
Double Axle Trailer, Custom Mooring Cover, Potty, Very Clean bimini, full cover, aluminum trailer. Priced at $28,500
&WellTaken Care of. REDUCED $13,999.99 CRYSTAL CAY Call (239) 649-7711 Gulfcoast Boat &Yacht Sales
CENTER 941-639-6603 www.crystalcay.com www.qulfcoastboatsales.com


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motor, fish chair, power pole, trim tabs, T-Top, Garmin
2006 C,VHF, Stereo, $28,995. Lowe's Marine Sales 239-
642-3439 or 239-775-5639 Email sales@lmsfl.com Pic-
tures @ www.lmsfl.com


enclosed head, lots of seating, Volvo-Penta 5.8 I/O nice
family day boat. $11,500 Lowe's Marine Sales 239-642-
3439 or 239-775-5639 Email sales@lmsfl.com Pictures
@ www.lmsfl.com


25' 2005 Triton 2486 WA: Loaded, Fishing Ready! Twin
F150 Yamaha's, 105hrs, Mfg Warranty on engines & Boat,
Dual Axle swing tounge Trailer. Garmin GPS, FF Hard Top,
Spreader Lights, Trim Tabs, READY REDUCED $58,600
Call 941-359-0390 Sara Bay Marina


Gd Cond., Bimini, Cabin Nice & clean, All Appliances,
Upholstery & curtains Gd, V-Berth, Full End. Aft Sleep-
ing, Galley, Head/Shower, DRASTICALLY REDUCED.
Boat, Motor, Trailer $14,000 obo CRYSTAL CAY CEN-
TER 941-639-6603 www.crystalcay.com


electronics, live well, fish holding tanks, clean. Competivly board, Very Spacious, Very Clean, Stereo, Lift stored, each, only 30 hours! Loaded, T-Top, Full electronics,
priced at. $23,000 Call (239)649-7711 GulfCoast Boat & $19,995. Lowe's Marine Sales 239-642-3439 or 239-775- much more, Like new $54,995. Lowe's Marine Sales
5639 Email sales@lmsfl.com Pictures @ 239-642-3439 or 239-775-5639 Email sales@lmsfl.com
Yacht Sales www.gulfcoastboatsales.com i. i* m n^..- .. i*

27' 1998 Chaparral Signature: A lot of boat for $29,900!
A great family cruiser which sleeps four, powered by a 7.4L
Volvo, stern drive w/dual SS props, 380 hours, serviced
2/08, mid-cabin, galley REDUCED $27,900. Call Ray
Mason (941) 505-7269 SeaAmericaYacht Sales, details
seaamericayachtsales.com


23' 2001 CHRIS CRAFT 232 SPORTDECK, 2 bimini tops, full
windshield, enclosed head with sink, snap in carpet,
stereo Volvo 5.0 GL very clean, $17,995 LOWE's
MARINE SALES 239-642-3439 OR 239-775-5639 EMAIL
SALES@LMSFL.COM PICTURES @ WWW.LMSFL.COM


SX225TXRZ (225hp). Asking $15,995.00 Call for
Details. Scotties Canvas & Marine Outfitters
239-995-1196
BoatSales@ScottiesCanvas.com
WWW.ScottiesCanvas.com


THIS BOAT HAS BEEN PAMPERED AND WELL
CARED FOR! VERY GOOD CONDITION WITH LOW
HRS! A TRUE MUST SEE! ASKING $14,900.
ACCEPTING OFFERS! Call BAYSHORE MARINE
941-627-5777 www.bayshoremarinefl.com


23FT CHAPARRAL SUNESTA DECK BOAT 1999
LIFT KEPT, GREAT SHAPE $18,500
REDFISHYACHT BROKERS
CALL 941-639-9400








23FT GRADY WHITE GULFSTREAM CUDDY
1997,RECENTLY REPOWERED WITH A SUZUKI 225HP
FOUR STROKE,EXTENDED WARRANTY $29,900.
REDFISH YACHT BROKERS CALL
941-639-9400 WWW.REDFISHYACHT.COM








24'10" GLASTRON 2001,5.7 VOLVO 110 HRS. MID
CABIN, +V-BERTH, ENCL. HEAD, SHOWER, 110
SHORE POWER W/AUTO. BATTERY CHARGER, APPL,
AM/FM/CD, GPS, FF DF BIMINI, CANVAS FW
SHOWER, MORE. ON LIFT PRIME CONDITION, MORE
Asking $24,500, PGI (941) 637-8048


24' 2000 SEA SWIRL: 200hp Johnson, Batteries, Gel, only 25' Nimble Nomad Tropical: Unique one of a kind mini
2yrs Old, 5yr wty VHF FF GPS, Bimini, Full Canvas End., trawler, powered by Honda 50HP four stroke w/112 hours,
galley, dinette, sleeps three, separate head, teak & holly
Storage Cover, Potti, Double Bunk, Excellent. Cushions & sole. Like new condition, lift kept. REDUCED $29,900. Call
Upholstery, Sink, Compass, Lots More. REDUCED $19,999 Ray Mason (941) 505-7269 SeaAmerica Yacht Sales
CRYSTAL CAY CENTER 941-639-6603 www.crystalcay.com details seaamericayachtsales.com


Volvo Penta 5.7 GXI 320hp Duo Prop, 5yrTransfWty, GPS,
FF Bimini, Mooring Cover, Transom Shower, CD Player,
Potty, MORE ASKING $59,361 Call 941-359-0390 Sara
Bay Marina


Cockpit Uphol., Carpet, Sunbrella Cover, Trim Tabs, Bilge
Pump, Stripes, Graphics, Detailed, Waxed. 460 Ford 340hp,
New Exhaust Risers, Manifolds,'03 Alum.Trailer. Boat, Motor,
Trailer $14,500 CRYSTAL CAY CENTER 941-639-6603


24 zuuI Sea nay z4usu, zounp iviercruiser only 34 nrs, zb zuub HUaALU ZOucc;: Clean, usea complete wlin
bimini top, full boat cover, like new condition. Priced at Wide band Gel Coat (Black)T-Top, Taco (Gradslam) Outrig-
gers, Vacu-flush Head, Windlass, Pull Up Cleats, Much
$48,000 Call (239) 649-7711 Gulfcoast Boat & Yacht
SMore, Very Well Maintained, Low Hours Call 941-359-
Sales www.gulfcoastboatsales.com 0390 Sara Bay Marina


!4ft Robalo Cuddy 1994 T-150 Mercs, Hard- 26' PRO SPORTS PRO KAT 1998, Ready to go out to
top, Trailer, Nice Size Cabin, Very Clean sea, twin Yamaha V4 130hp, t-top, electronic package,
Boat Reduced to $17,900 plenty of storage, tandem trailer. Amazing only $29,990
Redfish Yacht Brokers Call 941-639-9400 SUN HARBOR MARINE
www.redfishyacht.com 941-698-9100 Financing available. All major credit cards!


Hard Top, GPS, VHF FF Windlass, Anchor, Offshore
Quests into the open water. Stable & Smooth Ride
Reduced Only $12.990 Call BAYSHORE MARINE 941-
627-5777 www.bayshoremarinefl.com


Mercury 225 hp, trim tabs, stereo, bow cushions $16,995
Lowe's Marine Sales 239-642-3439 or 239-775-5639
Email sales@lmsfl.com Pictures @ www.lmsfl.com


Cover, Transom Radio, SS Docking Lights. Swim Plat,
Transom Shower &Tilt Switch, Potti, Dual Battery Switch,
Trim Tabs, Garmin, VHF Hand Held Atlantis, Lots MORE
Asking $60,999 Call 941-359-0390 Sara Bay Marina


cruiser I/O's, Radar GPS, Sounder, VHF radio, Stereo,
Great fishing cruising boat REDUCED AGAIN $10,995
Lowe's Marine Sales 239-642-3439 or 239-775-5639
Email sales@lmsfl.com Pictures @ www.lmsfl.com


Mercruiser 7.4 MPI, B-lll, low hrs, very clean, A/C. Only
$39,995. Lowe's Marine Sales 239-642-3439 or 239-775-
5639 Email sales@lmsfl.com Pictures @
www.lmsfl.com








27' 2004 COBIA 270: Loaded! Lift Kept. Yamaha 225 4-
Stroke, 481hrs, lyr wty left on Engine, Color Garmin GPS
w/FF VHF Hard Top w/Encl., Full Mooring Cover, Anchor
Windlass, 1500W Invertor, Washdown, LOTS MORE Ask-
ing $42,200 Call 941-359-0390 Sara Bay Marina








27' 2005 Glastron Mid-Cabin Cruiser with
Trailer. Volvo Duo-Prop, Air Conditioning,
ONLY 7.6HOURS!!! $48,500
Redfish Yacht Brokers Call 941-639-9400
www.redfishyacht.com


125hrs, Vacu-flush Head, Speaker Upgrade, Stern
Rail,Transom Shower,Trim Tabs, SS Anchor, Fire Ext. Sys.,
Hinged Radar Arch, BBQ Grill, Much more Asking
$65,999 Call 941-359-0390 Sara Bay Marina


27' 7" 1986 Sea Ray Sundancer 270 Powered by Twin
Mercruiser 5.7 (260hp). Asking $7,995.00 Call for
Details. Scotties Canvas & Marine Outfitters,
239-995-1196
BoatSales@ScottiesCanvas.com
WWW.ScottiesCanvas.com


DIESEL ENGINE.VERY NICE BOAT, A MUST
SEE. CALL STEVEN @ 941-255-9356
ASKING $4800.00 OR BEST OFFER.


24' 1984 Grady-White 245 Tournament Dual Console,
'03Yamaha 250 hp HPDI, 250 hrs., full enclosure, great for
fishing or cruising $16,995 Lowe's Marine Sales 239-642-
3439 or 239-775-5639 Email sales@lmsfl.com Pictures
@ www.lmsfl.com


c.i .UU,.J U .un.I i.i.. 'tUI IF vUIVU F IIL Ora I. AlI VF, IUVY
hrs, Galley w/Transom Shower, Bimini, Compass, Docking
Lights, This Boat Is Loaded and Ready to Go LOTS MORE
A MUST SEE VESSEL Asking $58,300 Call 941-359-
0390 Sara Bay Marina


27' 1989 CARVER 27 MONTEGO, Very roomy cabin cruiser, 27'5" 1997 PROLINE Center Console: Twin 200hp
Twin Mercruiser 4.3 I/O's, Full galley and head, sleeps Engines, Low Hrs, Head, New T-Top, Rocket Launchers,
four, lift stored ONLY $9,995 Lowe's Marine Sales Full Covers, Lots of Boat for the money GPS, FF DF
239-642-3439 or 239-775-5639 Email sales@lmsfl.com Asking $24,995 A Steal Call BAYSHORE MARINE
Pictures @ www.lmsfl.com 941-627-5777 www.bayshoremarinefl.com


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Electronics, Anchor winch, Cabin, Enclosed head, Great fish-
ing Machine ASKING $29,995 LOWES MARINE SALES Call
239-642-3439 or 239-775-5639 Email: sales@lmsfl.com
Pictures @ www.lmsfl.com


Bravo III drives, cockpit wetbar, filler cushions, fast
and fun ASKING $29,995. Lowe's Marine Sales 239-
642-3439 or 239-775-5639 Email sales@lmsfl.com Pic-
tures @ www.lmsfl.com


tronics, Shorepower,Twin Mercruiser 5.7 Bravo III, low
hours, clean lift stored, $36,900. Lowe's Marine Sales
239-642-3439 or 239-775-5639 Email sales@lmsfl.com
Pictures @ www.lmsfl.com


30' 2000 PROLINE 30 Walk: Around, Twin 225hp Mercury,
Electronic Shift & Gauges, Just Serviced, New lower units
on both motors, New interior, canvas, 3-New Batteries,
Fresh Bottom Paint, GPS, FF Compass, VHF Lots More
Askina $45.900 Call 941-359-0390 Sara Bav Marina


28' 2" 2000 Four Winns 268 Vista powered by a Volvo 30'2003 Grady White Marlin, Twin 225hp Yamaha 4Stroke,
Penta 5.7L GI 310hp. Asking $24,995.00 Call for 450 hrs, Full Electronics, Generator, A/C, Professionally
Details Scottiesanvas & Marine Outfitters Maintained and Lift Kept. Recently reduced $110,000 Call
239-995-1196
BoatSales@ScottiesCanvas.com (239) 649-7711 Gulfcoast Boat &Yacht Sales www.gulf-
WWW.ScottiesCanvas.com nnathnatsales .nm


inboards, 10hrs new Motors, 300 on Boat. Gen., Full Canvas pkg.,
GPS, Radar, DF Autopilot, Swim Plat., Loaded w/Options, Lift Kept,
REDUCED Again $98,900 Give Us an Offer Great Buy Call
BAYSHORE MARINE 941-627-5777 www.bayshoremarinefl.com








34'1986 SEA RAY EXPRESS: 2001 Mercruisers Engines
7.4 MPI Freshwater Cooled, 425 hours, New Generator,
Turn Key, Ready Reduced $35,995 LOWES MARINE
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Ending the tournament season in second


Nothing is worse,
but as exciting,
as a season-
ending tournament
with the club champi-
onship within reach.
Sitting only three points
out of the top spot and
knowing you have fish
on three different spots
that hopefully can
propel you to the top
spot. All you have to do
is go out, catch fish, and
let the chips fall where
they may.
This was the scenario
that my partner and I
faced in our season-
ending tournament last
weekend. Only three
points out of first and
fish everywhere we had
practiced in the weeks
leading up to this
tournament. Unfortu-
nately, we had some-


thing happen to us that
we did not account for
during practice, our fish
shrunk.
During the weeks
leading up to the
tournament, we aver-
aged fish on all three
spots anywhere from 2
to 4 pounds. Consider-
ing we could keep up to
eight fish, I thought we
would be a shoo-in for
the top spot by the end
of the day. What we


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found was that fish
weighing only 1 to 2
pounds had replaced all
our quality fish.
Although the numbers
were still there, the size
had checked out.
We started the day
throwing lipless
crankbaits near a drop
off at the edge of a grass
line. Usually, we have
fish in the boat within a
couple of casts. Howev-
er, this morning started
a little slower. It took us
about a half hour before
we boated our first fish.
Once we did, we caught
three more in the next
45 minutes and were
halfway to our limit of
weighable bass. We
decided to run to
another spot at the far
end from where we
were fishing.


This spot had some
offshore cover to it and
we threw lipless
crankbaits for about
two hours. By the time
we left, we had finished
off our limit of fish and
culled out one of the
smaller bass in the
livewell.
From there we went to
our final spot hoping to
land that kicker fish. We
drove to the spot I had
entered into my GPS but
could not find the
structure we planned to
fish around. I looked for
about an hour before I
gave up and decided to
leave. We ran back to our
first spot and decided to
throw plastic worms
instead of the lipless
crankbaits hoping we
would find fish that had
some size to them. We


managed one in our
original area. I ran back
to the spot I could not
find on my GPS only to
simply start casting, and
wouldn't you know it, I
still managed to get one
in the boat.
At weigh-in time, we
went to the scales with
our small limit of fish to
find out we could only
manage a fifth place
finish. Our competitor
managed to double our
weight and win the
tournament. Now that
is putting your stamp
on a successful season.
We did manage to come
in second in the club
for the year and for us,
that was the most
successful season we
have had. I attribute
that to my partner.
This was the first year


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feeling good and not
gone through any
major surgeries. Most
of you who have kept
up with me know that
my partner has suffered
from cancer two
forms, I might add -
and one hip replace-
ment. She is as tough as
they come and she can
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Let's Go! Page 2 August 28 29, 2008


Move over

Nashville

Kim
Cool
Let's Go!
Features Editor
kcool@venicegondolier.com
arasota has
long been known as the
Circus City and Venice as
the Shark Tooth Capital of the
world. How about the music
found in those two cities?
Sarasota, with the largest
jazz club in the country, cer-
tainly qualifies as a serious
jazz site and with some 10
jazz concerts scheduled for
Venice this coming season,
Venice too can hold its own
quite well on that score. For
proof, save Saturday, Sept. 27,
from 1-4:30 p.m. and plan to
be at Centennial Park in
downtown Venice for a free
jazz concert.
As for opera, few cities can
compare to Sarasota, one of
just 13 cities in the United
States where the opera com-
pany owns its own opera
house. That the building has
been lovingly and stunningly
renovated is a bonus as is the
opera's fall season, which
gives fans a fifth major opera
this year Rossini's "The
Barber of Seville." It will be
presented at the grand opera
house for five performances
beginning Nov. 7. For tickets,
call 941-366-8450 or toll free,
888-OPERA-12 or visit
wwwsarasotaopera.org.
Showcasing the breadth of
opera in this area, on Sept. 7
and 14, "Victory of Love," a
new hour-long opera by two
local writers, will debut at
Faith Lutheran Church, 7750
Beneva Road, Sarasota. For
tickets, visit www.srqboxof-
fice.com.
Did I mention Bluegrass?
The SW Florida Bluegrass
Association will hold its next
jam-fest weekend Sept. 12-14
at Rambler's Rest
Campground in Venice.
Call Herb Washburn at
941-493-4354 for the details.


'HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL'
Through Sept. 20.
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers.
239-278-4422.

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 multi-media 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.

'WAIT UNTIL DARK'
Sept. 3 Sept. 21.
A deadly game of cat and mouse
ensues between a sinister con
man and a blind woman in her
Greenwich Village apartment.
Directed by Michele Strauss.
Lemon Bay Playhouse
96 W Dearborn St., Englewood,
941-475-6756.

JONAS BROTHERS
Sept. 4.
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.
Tickets are $20 adult, $10 for
ages 10 to 16, children under 10
are free. Family tickets packages
are also available and include tick-
ets for two adults and two youth
and parking for $50. Tickets are
available by mail at: Concerts
From The Heart, RO. Box 7852,
North Port, FL 34290 (send a self
addressed, stamped envelope),
or by calling all 941-423-1266.

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.

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'.Through her large audi-
ence readings, Lisa works with
loved ones and spirit guides of the
audience to help resolve past
issues, inform them of situations
that they may find themselves in
and give closure and healing.
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
suspense until the final,
breath-stopping moment of its
unexpected 'twist' ending.
Cultural Center Theatre
2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte.
941-625-4175.
'HATS! THE MUSICAL'
Oct. 15 Oct. 19.
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers.
239-481-4849 or
www.bbmannpah.com.

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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August 28-29, 2008


Jerry Lewis

MDA Telethon

Marie
Merchant
Let's Go! Editor
mmerchant@sun-herald.com
Shis year
marks the
S43rd annu-
al Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day
Telethon. And the stars are
signed up and ready to help
raise money for Jerry's Kids.
This year's fundraiser stars
Jerry Lewis and for the 42nd
year, broadcast anchor Ed
McMahon.
This year's musical perfor-
mances include 3 Doors Down,
Celine Dion, Sugarland, Terry
Lawrence, Ludacris, Reba
McEntire, Joshua Bell, Bo Bice
Menudo, Starship, Maureen
McGovern, Kid Rock and more.
Additional co-hosts include,
"Dancing With the Stars" host
Tom Bergeron, "Entertainment
Tonight's" Jann Carl, "Day's of
Our Lives'" Alison Sweeney, Ace
Young from "American Idol,"
singer Tony Orlando, comedian
Norm Crosby, country singer Billy
Gilman 'Access Hollywood's"
Nancy O'Dell and Olympic gym-
nastics gold medalists Nadia
Comaneci and Bart Conner.
Magician Lance Burton will
also be performing.
The telethon is scheduled to
air on FOX from 10:30 p.m. -
5 a.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. -
5 p.m. Monday.
For the first time this year, the
telethon will be raising funds
online with an auction of
celebrity items. Go to
www.mda.org/auctions to bid
on an item or make a donation.

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David Dunn-Rankin
Let's Go! Editor
Marie Merchant
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E-mail: letsgo@sun-herald.com
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10 a.m. Baby Crawl, Lemon
BayWoman's Club, 941-474-3520
Englewood Jaycees or 941-375-3794. 1 p.m.
Pioneer Days 2008 Kenny Rose & Terry "The
Voice" Anthony. 2 p.m. Hot
SFriday- Pioneer Days Buns Contest, 6-person
Celebration Festival, teams. Charlie, 941-475-2380.
300 Block of Dearborn Street. 4 p.m. Watermelon Eating
6 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Taste of Contest sponsored by Publix.
Englewood, carnival, arts, 6 p.m. Mayor for a Day
crafts, vendors and games. Swearing In. 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Rode Hard Street Dance with
& DJ Rob. Charlie, Smoked Mullet.
941-475-2380. Sunday Pioneer Days
Saturday Cardboard activities continue at Pioneer
Boat Race at Indian Mound Park. 10 a.m. Taste of
Park 9 a.m. registration; Englewood, carnival, arts,
10 a.m. races. Capt. Rick, crafts and vendors. 1 p.m. 16th
941-445-2462. annual Beard Contest. Midge,


941-475-6335. 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m.
Free Beer Band & DJ Rob.
3 p.m. Pie Eating Contest
sponsored by Publix. 6 p.m.-
10:30 p.m. Street Dance with
the Jack Mosley Band.
Monday Pioneer Days
Parade Grand Marshal Tom
Dignam. 8 a.m. Staging at St.
Raphael south parking lot.
9 a.m. Parade begins, south on
Old Englewood Road. 10:30
a.m. Pioneer days activities
continue at Pioneer Park with
Taste of Englewood, carnival,
arts, crafts, vendors and
games. 11 a.m. Hoiserdaddy &
DJ Rob. 11:30 a.m.Presentation
of trophies parade winners;
trophies sponsored by
Englewood Bank.
3:30 p.m. event ends.
Englewoodjaycees.com or
941-475-2380. Bring a chair;
no coolers at any event.


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Shawn Wasyluk, 9, wears a pirate cap to watch the cardboard boat
races during last year's Pioneer Days.


LABOR DAY WEEKEND EVENTS


Parrot Head Club to
celebrate 1st birthday
Come Labor Day weekend, Charlotte
Harbor will morph into Margaritaville,
when hundreds of Parrot Heads flock
to the coastal community to celebrate
the Charlotte Harbor Parrot Head
Club's First Birthday Party. Kicking off
on Friday and concluding on Monday.
The weekend-long Birthday Party
includes beach bashes, pool parties
and island-beach music reminiscent of
Jimmy Buffett. The Holiday Inn Express
Hotel & Suites in Port Charlotte will
serve as the host hotel and events
will take place throughout
Charlotte Harbor.
The cost to participate in Birthday
Party festivities is $30 for Charlotte
Harbor Parrot Head Club members
and $35 for nonmembers. A trolley
will transport Parrot Heads between
locations. Reservations need to be
secured by Aug. 1, and the event is
limited to the first 350 people who
register. Hotel room rates at the
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
(24480 Sandhill Blvd., Port Charlotte)
begin at $69 per night, plus taxes.
To register for the CHPHC First
Birthday Party and to view the current
list of events, visit the club's Web site
at www.chphc.com. Hotel reservations
can be made directly with the Holiday


Inn Express Hotel & Suites at
941-764-0056; refer to the
"CHPHC Birthday Party" for the
discounted rates.
Parrot Heads arriving a day early
will be in for a musical treat. Jim
Morris & the Big Bamboo Band,
recognized for playing island-beach
music similar to Jimmy Buffett's style,
will be performing in a concert in
Laishley Park in Punta Gorda from
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 28. The concert
is free and open to the public.

Run/Walk for
Jerry's Kids
John Z MDA 5 K Run/Walk for Jerry's
Kids on Sat. Saturday race begins at
7:30 a.m. sign in from 6 a.m. to 7:15
a.m. Early registration is $20 and $25
on race day. Divisions include 9 and
under through 75 plus at the Olde World
Restaurant, 14415 Tamiami Trail in North
Port. For more information call
941-423-5752 or EMJM67@yahoo.com.


WRCA ranch rodeo
WRCA ranch rodeo starts at 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at Arcadia rodeo
arena, 124 Heard St., off U.S. 17.
Gates open at 5 p.m. Parking is $5.
Tickets are $5 for ages 12 and


under and $10 for ages 13 and older.
Events include stock sorting, vet
doctoring, wild cow milking, bronc
riding andcalf branding. Ten ranches
will compete
For more information, call rodeo
office at 863-494-2014 or
800-749-7633 or log on to
www.arcadiarodeo.com to buy tickets.
Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday.

Labor Day Jam Fest
Caf6 Ruelle is holding a Labor Day
Jam Fest from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday. Local musicians will entertain
while Caf6 Ruelle offers food and drink
specials. Scheduled musicians include
Paul Cottrell, Lou Canoe, R.J. Malloy,
Beth Marshall, Heather Straw and
Chukulla, plus special appearances by
Mood Swing Trio, Doug Coventry and
more. The event is open to the public.
For more information, call
941-575-3553 or visit
www.caferuelle.com.

Nav-A-Gator events
The Charlotte Harbor Parrot Head
Club is celebrating its first birthday
with a Birthday Bash on Sunday at the
Nav-A-Gator Grill, 9700 Riverview
Circle in Lake Suzy.
Entertainment will be provided by


Sunny Jim & John Frinzi from 2 p.m. to
5 p.m. Bringing canned food for the
Charlotte County Homeless Coalition
is requested.
The Nav-A-Gator would also like to
announce that from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday, Gary & Kerri will perform,
and a weekend Jam Session will be
featured 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday to
Sunday. Anyone with a guitar is invited
to join in. These events are open
to the public.
For more information, call
941-627-3474.

Talent showcase,
basketball tourney
fundraiser
The Benjamin J. Baker Neighborhood
Improvement Association will present
to the community its fundraising event,
"Music In The Park"Talent Showcase
on Monday beginning at 10 a.m. on
the grounds of the New Operation
Cooper Street Recreation Center,
650 Mary St., Punta Gorda.
This event will encourage communi-
ty togetherness showcasing our local
talents through all areas of the arts. It
is intended to bring all ages, genders,
and races together for one common
goal.There is a $10 entry fee for each
group participating, and each
participant will be awarded a


certificate of participation.
There will also be a basketball tour-
nament at noon on the outside bas-
ketball court at South County Regional
Park on Cooper Street. There will be
three levels of teams elementary, to
have three-member teams; and middle
and high school, each having five-
member teams. The winning team
members will each receive a trophy.
Call Gerald Anderson at 941-875-0038
or George Cooks at 941-623-7113 if
you are interested in participating in
either of these events. There will be
food and drinks for all to enjoy. The
money raised is to further improve
the East Punta Gorda area. If you
would like to donate or would like
more information, call event
coordinator Danielle Griffiths at
941-661-9790.

Labor Day Revival
The Mountain Movers Church will
hold a Labor Day revival from 4 p.m.
to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Kiwanis
Park at 501 Donora St. off Midway
Boulevard in Port Charlotte. The
church invites the public to bring the
family and "come listen to rockin'
praise and worship music and eat
free food'.
For more information,
e-mail levicrawford@ymail.com.







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August 28-29, 2008


Premiere dates set for 100 television shows


By DAVID MORRIS
SUN CORRESPONDENT
"The Matrix's" Laurence
Fishbourne replaces William
Peterson on "CSI." Christian
Slater comes to series television
as a middle-class suburbanite
who shares his body with a
James Bond-type spy in "My
Own Worst Enemy." "Lost's"
J.J. Abrams is behind another
fantasy drama entitled "Fringe."
Steven Bochco is back with a
new legal drama, "Raising the
Bar." "E.R." returns for its final
season and then turns off the
operating lights after 15 years.
Similarly, the gavel comes down
as the "Boston Legal" team of
Crane Poole and Schmidt
returns for its fifth and last
season.
Although Jimmy Smits won't
be returning in the terminated
"Cane," he'll find new TV life as
an Assistant District Attorney
on Showtime's "Dexter." Not so
fortunate are Kelsey Grammar
and Patricia Heaton with their
cancelled sitcom "Back to You."
However, "60 Minutes" returns
for its 41st season and the 17th
season of "Survivor" is played in
the wilderness of equatorial
Africa's Gabon, shot for the first
time in high definition.
These are just some of the
highlights as broadcast and
cable networks roll out 100 pre-
mieres including 26 new shows
over a nine-week period
beginning Monday. The week of
Sept. 22 is as close as we'll get
to a "fall premiere week" since
programming today is stag-
gered throughout the season.
So mark your calendars and
set those DVRs.With the caveat
that everything here is set in
quicksand, here are the
scheduled fall network prime
time premiere dates.


ABC
"Dancing with the Stars"
"Samantha Who"
"Boston Legal"
"Opportunity Knocks"
"Dancing with the Stars" results
"Eli Stone"
"Pushing Daisies"
"Private Practice"
"Dirty Sexy Money"
"Ugly Betty"
"Grey's Anatomy"
"Life on Mars"
"Wife Swap"
"Super Nanny"
"20/20"


8 p.m. 10 p.m. Monday
9:30 p.m. 10 p.m. Monday
10 p.m. 11 p.m. Monday
8 p.m. 9 p.m. Tuesday
9 p.m. 10 p.m. Tuesday
10 p.m. 11 p.m.Tuesday
8 p.m. 9 p.m. Wednesday
9 p.m.- 10 p.m. Wednesday
10 p.m. 11 p.m. Wednesday
8 p.m. 9 p.m. Thursday
9 p.m. 11 p.m. Thursday
10 p.m. 11 p.m.Thursday
8 p.m.- 9 p.m. Friday
9 p.m.- 10 p.m. Friday
10 p.m. 11 p.m. Friday


'America'sFunniest HomeVideos" 7 p.m. 8 p.m. Sunday
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" 8 p.m. 9 p.m. Sunday
"Desperate Housewives" 10 p.m. 11 p.m. Sunday


CBS
"Big Bang Theory"
"How I MetYour Mother"
"Two and a Half Men"
"Worse Week"
"CSI: Miami"
"NCIS"
"The Mentalist"
"Without a Trace"
'"he NwAcentues of Od Chdne"
"Gary Unmarried"
"Criminal Minds"
"CSI: NewYork"
"Survivor: Gabon"
"CSI"
"Eleventh Hour"
"Ghost Whisperer"
"The Ex List"
numberss"
"60 Minutes"
"Amazing Race"
"Cold Case"
"The Unit"

NBC
"Chuck"
"Heroes"
"Life"
"My Own Worse Enemy"
"Biggest Loser: Families"
"Law & Order: SVU"
"Knight Rider"
"Lipstick Jungle"
"My Name is Earl"
"Kath & Kim"
"The Office"
"SNL Weekend Update"
"30 Rock"
"E.R."
"Crusoe"


8 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Monday
8:30 p.m. 9 p.m. Monday
9 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Monday
9:30 p.m. 10 p.m. Monday
10 p.m. 11 p.m. Monday
8 p.m. 9 p.m. Tuesday
9 p.m. 10 p.m. Tuesday
10 p.m. 11 p.m.Tuesday
8 p.m. 830 p.m. Wednesday
8:30 p.m. 9 p.m. Wednesday
9 p.m. 10 p.m. Wednesday
10 p.m. 11 p.m. Wednesday
8 p.m. 10 p.m. Thursday
9 p.m. 10 p.m. Thursday
10 p.m. 11 p.m. Thursday
8 p.m. 9 p.m. Friday
9 p.m. 10 p.m. Friday
10 p.m.- 11 p.m. Friday
7 p.m. 8 p.m. Sunday
8 p.m. 9 p.m. Sunday
9 p.m. 10 p.m. Sunday
10 p.m. 11 p.m. Sunday


8 p.m. 9 p.m. Monday
9 p.m. 11 p.m. Monday
10 p.m.- 11 p.m. Monday
10 p.m. 11 p.m. Monday
8 p.m. 10 p.m. Tuesday
10 p.m. 11 p.m. Tuesday
8 p.m. 9 p.m. Wednesday
10 p.m. 11 p.m. Wednesday
8 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Thursday
8:30 p.m. 9 p.m. Thursday
9 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.Thursday
9:30 p.m. 10 p.m. Thursday
9:30 p.m. 10 p.m. Thursday
10 p.m. 11 p.m.Thursday
8 p.m. 10 p.m. Friday


Sept. 22
Oct. 6
Sept. 22
Sept. 23
Sept. 23
Oct. 14
Oct. 1
Oct. 1
Oct. 1
Sept. 25
Sept. 25
Oct. 9
Oct. 3
Oct. 3
Sept. 19
Oct. 5
Sept. 28
Sept. 28


Sept. 22
Sept. 22
Sept. 22
Sept. 22
Sept. 22
Sept. 23
Sept. 23
Sept. 23
Sept. 24
Sept. 24
Sept. 24
Sept. 24
Sept. 25
Oct. 9
Oct. 9
Oct. 3
Oct. 3
Oct. 3
Sept. 28
Sept. 28
Sept. 28
Sept. 28


Sept. 29
Sept. 22
Sept. 29
Oct. 13
Sept. 16
Sept. 23
Sept. 24
Sept. 24
Sept. 25
Oct. 9
Sept. 25
Oct. 9
Oct. 30
Sept. 25
Oct. 17


FOX
"Terminator: S.C. Chronicles"
"Prison Break"
"House"
"Fringe"
"Bones"
"Til Death"
"Do Not Disturb"
"Hole in the Wall"
"Kitchen Nightmares"
'AreYou Smarterthan a 5th Grader?"
"Don't Forget the Lyrics"
"Cops"
"America's Most Wanted"
"The Simpsons"
"King of the Hill"
"Family Guy"
"American Dad"

CW
"Gossip Girl"
"One Tree Hill"
"90210"

"America's Next Top Model"
"Stylista"
"Smallville"
"Supernatural"
"Everybody Hates Chris"
"The Game"
"In Harms Way"
"Valentine, Inc."
"Easy Money"

USA
"The Starter Wife"

TNT
"RaisingThe Bar"

FX
"The Shield"
"Songs of Anarchy"


8 p.m. 9 p.m. Monday
9 p.m. 10 p.m. Monday
9 p.m.- 10 p.m. Tuesday
8 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Tuesday
8 p.m. 9 p.m. Wednesday
9 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Wednesday
9:30 p.m.- 10 p.m. Wednesday
8 p.m. 9 p.m. Thursday
8 p.m. 10 p.m.Thursday
8 p.m. 9 p.m. Friday
9 p.m. 10 p.m. Friday
8 p.m .- 9 p.m. Saturday
9 p.m. 10 p.m. Saturday
8 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Sunday
8:30 p.m. 9 p.m. Sunday
9 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Sunday
9:30 p.m. 10 p.m. Sunday


8 p.m. 9 p.m. Monday
9 p.m. 10 p.m. Monday
8 p.m. 9 p.m. Tuesday
9 p.m. 10 p.m. Tuesday
8 p.m. 9 p.m. Wednesday
9 p.m. 10 p.m. Wednesday
8 p.m. 9 p.m. Thursday
9 p.m. 10 p.m.Thursday
8 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Friday
8:30 p.m. 9 p.m. Friday
7 p.m. 8 p.m. Sunday
8 p.m. 9 p.m. Sunday
9 p.m. 10 p.m. Sunday


10 p.m. 11 p.m. Friday


10 p.m. 11 p.m. Monday


10 p.m. 11 p.m.Tuesday
10 p.m. 11 p.m. Wednesday


"lt'sAlways Sunny in Philadelphia" 10 p.m. 10:30 p.m. Thursday
"Testees" 10:30 p.m. 11 p.m. Thursday


BRAVO
"Real Housewives of Atlanta"
"Top Design"

SHOWTIME
"Dexter"
"Californication"

HBO
"True Blood"
"Entourage"
"Little Britain"


*All dates tumes subject to change by networks.


Sept. 8
Sept. 1
Sept. 16
Sept. 9
Sept. 3
Sept. 10
Sept. 10
Sept. 11
Sept. 4
Sept. 5
Sept. 12
Sept. 6
Sept. 6
Sept. 28
Sept. 28
Sept. 28
Sept. 28


Sept. 1
Sept. 1
Sept. 2
Sept. 9
Sept. 3
Oct. 22
Sept. 18
Sept. 18
Oct. 3
Oct. 3
Sept. 21
Sept. 21
Sept. 21


Oct. 10


Sept. 1


Sept. 2
Sept. 3
Sept. 18
Oct. 9


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10 p.m. 11 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 3


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10 p.m. 10:30 p.m. Sunday


9 p.m. 10 p.m.Sunday
10 p.m. 10:30 p.m. Sunday
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Kayaking through Brevard Zoo


By CHRISTINE BROYLES
SPECIAL TO THE SUN
Gas is an issue, but some
days there are places we just
need to go to. The Brevard
Zoo is one of these
destinations.
Located in north
Melbourne, this zoo offers
visitors several novel experi-
ences. You can handfeed
many of its animals, kayak
through its wetland area,
hunt for fossils, practice
photography skills and more.
My husband, Robert and I
entered the zoo wondering
what a smaller facility like
this (compared to the Disney
and Busch Gardens type)
would have to make it worth-
while to cross the state. We
were pleasantly surprised.
We arrived at 9:30 a.m. with
temperatures over 90 degrees
for the day. We headed first to
the African kayak adventure
to sign up for an early time.
"The Brevard Zoo is the
only zoo in the nation
offering on-site tours," zoo
employee Andrea Hill said to
us. These tours are an addi-
tional $6 per person above
the entry ticket price. There
are also two activity packages
available for purchase that
includes admission, train,
food for the giraffes/lorikeets
and one of the kayak tours.
You only pay for the extras
you want. This keeps prices
down and opens up inexpen-
sive options for all. And
parking is free.
Neither of us had ever been
in a kayak but we had gone
canoeing in our youth. We
found it relatively easy to get
into the kayak and seated
with legs extended and not
capsize on the shore. Our
guide, a zoo volunteer for 9
years, Bruce Graham, shoved
our kayak out into the river. A
former pharmacist, Graham is
quite proud of the zoo. He
pointed out "... how natural


PHOTO COURTESY OF CHRIS BROYLES
A couple paddles along the Nyami Nyami River at the Brevard Zoo.


and unspoiled we've kept It."
Later in the day when tem-
peratures hit 93 degrees, we
were pretty comfortable
because of the zoo's lush
foliage and shaded paths.
Meandering down the
Nyami Nyami River, an easy
paddle, Graham pointed out
the various types of giraffes
playing and galloping near
the water's edge. Melvin, born
in 2006 and Stephanie, born
in 2008 are additions to the
zoo's collection of rare
Masi giraffes.
We spotted Max, one of the
huge white rhinos foraging for
breakfast. Many exotic birds,
antelope and an island of
lemurs topped my list of
fun snapshots.
Our next stop was the
giraffe-feeding platform.
Check out www.brevardzoo.org
to view the new Live Feed
Web Cam of the giraffe exhib-
it. You can watch and pet any
giraffe that chooses to poke
its head toward you for $2 per
treat pack. I paid $30 plus
elsewhere to go out on a Jeep
and feed giraffes lettuce so
$2 was a great deal. If you are
lucky, you might even get
your face licked. Check out
the black tongue on these
guys. Seems it's necessary so
the tongue doesn't get sun-
burned while eating. It's
pretty long, too!
In the Australia/Asia area,


there were kangaroos and
wallabies hopping and loung-
ing, fruit bats napping, black
swans squawking, emus, cas-
sowaries, kookaburras, dingo,


What: Brevard Zoo
Address: 8225 N. Wickham Road
Melbourne.
Phone: 321-254-WILD
Web site: www.brevardzoo.com
Admission: Adults, $10; Seniors,
$9.50, children 2-12, $7.50.
Hours: Daily 9:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
Interstate 95 Exit 191 (Wickham Road)

parrots and gibbons for
starters. In the free-flight
aviary, I'd recommend spend-
ing the $1 for a cup of nectar
to feed the beautifully colored
lorikeets. Another of the
many volunteers, Brittany,
helped us identify the differ-
ent types of lorikeets, offered
much insight and even
showed us how to get the


most birds feeding at one
time with our cup of nectar.
We had a wide variety of col-
orful lorikeets perched on our
head, arms and shoulders
waiting for the tasty treat.
We lunched at the Flamingo
Cafe for a dog and pizza
before catching the Cape to
Cairo Express train ($3 extra
per person) that chugs
through Africa. where we saw
eland, ostrich, scimitar-
horned oryx and lemurs and
beautiful birds. The train is
great for youngsters but
cramped for adults with knee
problems. We were both pret-
ty stiff after disembarking.
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Visani to host


By TEDDI THOSATH
SUN CORRESPONDENT
As the lights dim at Visani
restaurant during the next
couple of nights, groups of
volunteer audience members
will start to feel sleepy. And
then begin doing something
goofy.
"You can either watch the
show or be the show, and then
do all kinds of crazy stuff,"
Rich Guzzi, a psycho-hypno-
tist, said. "It's only a demon-
stration of what people can
do all the wacky stuff."
The show kicked off
Wednesday night at Visani
dinner theater, 23490 Spencer
Court, Port Charlotte, and
continues tonight, Friday
and Saturday.
The Rich Guzzi Psycho-
Hypnosis Show includes the
New York native performing
some comedy, and then his
hypnosis act, selecting volun-

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 for children in grades
K-5 at the Charlotte County
FamilyYMCA, 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-mem-
bers and $15 for nonmembers.
Reservations are required.
For reservations or more informa-
tion, call 941-629-9622, ext. 106 or
dquail@charlottecountyymca.com


Cabaret variety show
Visani Dinner Theater
announces the return of the
"Diva and the Italian Guy"
Cabaret Show. The performance
is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. to 9
p.m. Tuesday at 23490 Spencer
Court (off Kings Highway) in
Port Charlotte.


What: The Rich Guzzi Psycho-
Hypnosis Show featured at Visani
When: 8 p.m. Thursday and
Friday. On Saturday, two shows
are scheduled at 7:30 p.m.
and then again at 10 p.m.
Where: Visani restaurant, 23490
Spencer Court, Port Charlotte.
Tickets: $10 on Thursday, and
$12 for the shows on Friday and
Saturday.
Information: 941-629-9191 or
www.visani.net.

teers from the audience
to help demonstrate the
"power of suggestion."
"I get to do something I love
for my career," he said. "It's
great and a lot of fun."
Guzzi has toured the coun-
try performing his routine, as
well as using hypnosis to help
people stop smoking, eat
healthier, and decrease stress.


The cost is $10 per person. For
video preview and more, visit
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SDuring a United States tour a bling. A visit to the public
few years ago, Guzzi focused library and a 62-page book
on trying to help anyone in his later, and the hypnosis seemed
audience stop smoking a to work, Guzzi said.
topic he has "a lot of passion "It's the only job I've had my
for" because of his father's entire life. I went to school and
early death. got certified and made a
"It's still considered a black career about it," Guzzi said,
art, and it hasn't had the adding that he's received cer-
awareness," Guzzi said, adding tificates from the American
that things like acupuncture is Guild of Hypnotists in
no longer considered taboo, California and the National
but hypnosis still is. "We need Guild of Hypnotists in New
to start using this more often Hampshire. Guzzi also has
to help people. And whatever hopes of bringing hypnosis to
you want to call it, it has a the forefront, becoming the
stigma, and I'm at fault for it "first famous hypnotist."
too because I do the wacky AtVisani, Guzzi expects to
show. But this is hypnosis." pick volunteers from each of
When Guzzi was about the groups he sees in the audi-
15 years old, his friend had a ence, having them perform on
problem. They would play foot- stage things "they won't
ball a lot, but his friend would remember but will get teased
constantly drop the ball. While about later." From telling the
watching television, the boys volunteers that the weather is
had the idea to use hypnosis to changing to being contestants
help Guzzi's friend from fum- on America's Next Top Model


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and American Idol, Guzzi said
he tries to keep the show
fun and entertaining.
The show begins at 8 p.m.
tonight and Friday, and twice on
Saturday- 7:30 p.m. and then
again at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10
for tonight's show, and $12 for
Friday and Saturday nights.
For more information
about Guzzi visit
www.richguzzi.com.
To find out more about the
show or for reservations at
Visani call 941-629-9191 or
www.visani.net.
"I do a whole show after the
show. You're going to laugh
real hard. Get to see friends
on stage do the most random
stuff every or you're going
to do some goofy stuff -
Everyone can participate," he
said. "You leave feeling so
high, on top of the world.
We have people come back
every night."


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otters (feedings at 2 p.m.
Tuesday and Saturdays), red
wolves with cubs, grey foxes,
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hawks, caracaras and other
native wetland critters. You
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and well cared for.
In the La Selva Rainforest
we learned how each
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Wildlife Detective Training
Academy offers youngsters
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in a lab and even other ani-
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amphibians, tortoises, sugar-
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of earth from North Carolina
and sifted through it for
unusual fossils. An avid fossil
fan, I had a good handful of
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HOLLYWOOD 20, 1993 Main St., Sarasota. 941-954-5768.


Babylon A.D. (PG-13) NEW
A mercenary (Vin Diesel) learns that the
woman in his charge is carrying a synthetic
virus. 1 hr. 30 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:15 a.m., 12:30, 3,
5:30,8:15,10:45
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 11:10 a.m.,
1:10, 3:10, 5:10, 7:30, 9:35
Hollywood 20: 11:45 a.m., 12:10,2:05,
2:25,4:40,5:10,7:30,8,9:50,10:20,12:05 a.m.,
Fri-Sat; 11:45 a.m., 12:10, 2:05,2:25, 4:40,
5:10, 7:30, 8, 9:50, 10:20 Sun
Town Center 16: 1:50, 4:05, 7:35, 9:55

Brideshead Revisited (PG-13) B
The memoirs of Capt. Charles Ryder reveal
interesting details of living at Brideshead
Castle. 1 hr. 40 mins.
Burns Court: 2, 7:30

College (R) NEW
After his girlfriend dumps him, high-school
senior Kevin (Drake Bell) does not feel like
attending freshman orientation weekend at
Fairmont University, but his pals (Andrew
Caldwell, Kevin Covais) drag him along anyway.
Once there, the teens hook up with members
of the rowdiest fraternity on campus, who intro-
duce them to the college party scene, as well
as a few pretty sorority girls. 1 hr. 34 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:05 a.m., 12:20,
2:45,5:20, 7:50, 10:25
Hollywood 20: 12:25,2:45,5, 7:40, 10:35
Town Center 16: 2:05, 4:40, 7:45, 10:30

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: 12:05, 3:15, 6:30,9:45
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 10 a.m.,
1,4, 7,10
Hollywood 20: 12:30,3:45, 7,10:15
Town Center 16: 1:15, 4:35, 8

Death Race (R) C+
Three-time speedway champion Jensen
Ames (Jason Statham) is an expert at survival
in the harsh landscape that has become our
country Just as he thinks he has turned his life
around, the ex-con is framed for a gruesome
murder he didn't commit.
AMC Sarasota 12: 11:15 a.m., 2:15, 5:10,
8:05,10:50
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 10:30 a.m.,
12:55,3, 5, 7:20, 9:40
Hollywood 20: 12:50, 4:25, 7:35, 10:20,
12:45 a.m., Fr-Sat; 12:50,4:25, 7:35, 10:20 Sun
Town Center 16: 2:15, 5, 7:30, 10:05

Disaster Movie (PG-13) NEW
During one fateful night, a group of impos-
sibly attractive twentysomethings must dodge
a series of man-made and natural disasters.
1 hr. 30 mins.
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 11:20 a.m.,
1:20,3:20, 5:20, 7:40, 9:50


Hollywood 20: 11:50 a.m., 2:05, 4:20,
7:45, 10:05, 12:20 a.m., Fri-Sat; 11:50 a.m.,
2:05,4:20, 7:45, 10:05 Sun
Town Center 16: 2, 4:50, 7:55, 10:20

Elegy (R) B
Director Isabel Coixet draws excellent per-
formances from a great cast in this moving
drama. Ben Kingsley stars as a professor who
finds his life in upheaval after he begins a
romance with a young beauty (Pen6lope Cruz).
This adaptation of Philip Roth's "The Dying
Animal" also stars Dennis Hopper, Patricia
Clarkson, and Peter Sarsgaard. 2 hrs. 1 min.
Burns Court: 2:30,5:15, 7:45

Hamlet 2 (R) NEW
In the irreverent comedy, a failed actor-
turned-worse-high-school-drama teacher
(Steve Coogan) rallies his Tucson, AZ students
as he conceives and stages a politically incor-
rect musical sequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet.
1 hr. 32 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:25 a.m., 12:35,
2:50,5:25,8:10, 10:30
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: Noon, 2,
4,6,8,10
Hollywood 20: 11:55 a.m., 2:10, 4:30,
8:05,10:30,12:45 a.m., Fri-Sat; 11:55 a.m.,
2:10, 4:30, 8:05, 10:30 Sun
Town Center 16: 1:40, 4:25, 7, 9:35

The House Bunny (PG-13) C+
Shelley Darlington (Anna Faris) lives com-
fortably at the Playboy Mansion, until a jealous
rival gets her tossed out on her tail. With
nowhere else to go, she winds up at Zeta
Alpha Zeta sorority. The seven socially inept
Zetas will lose their house unless they can
attract more pledges; to do that, they need to
learn the ways of makeup and men from an
expert.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10 a.m., 12:15,2:30,5,
7:45,10:15
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 11:45 a.m.,
1:45,3:45,5:45, 7:55, 9:50
Hollywood 20: 12:05, 2:30, 4:45, 7:50,
10:25, 12:50 a.m., Fri-Sat; 12:05, 2:30, 4:45,
7:50, 10:25 Sun
Town Center 16: 1:45, 4:30, 7:40, 10:15

The Longshots (PG) B+
Curtis Plummer (Ice Cube) a down-on-his-
luck former high school football star turns his
niece, Jasmine (Keke Palmer from Akeelah &
The Bee), into the quarterback of the local
team, the Minden Browns, and gets his stride
back when he becomes the team coach. With
Curtis as their new leader and their pigtail-
wearing star player, the team of misfits wins its
way to the the Pop Warner Super Bowl and the
small city of Minden, Illinois, is re-ignited with the
team spirit, town pride and glory it once knew.
Hollywood 20: 12:25, 2:45,5:05, 7;40,
10:35
Town Center 16: 2:10, 4:55, 7:20, 9:40

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
spirited 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: 10:30 a.m., 1:30, 4:15,
7,9:55
Hollywood 20: 12:55, 4:10, 7:10, 10:10
Town Center 16: 1:10, 3:50, 7:10, 9:45

Mamma Mia!
Sing-Along Edition (PG-13) NEW
Get ready to sing along to fan favorites
such as "Dancing Queen;' "S.O.S.;' "Money
Money, Money," "Take a Chance on Me;' "Lay All
Your Love on Me," "Voulez-Vous" and many
more iconic ABBA songs featured in the film.
Here's your chance to experience the movie in
a whole new way and join in! 1 hr. 48 mins.
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 10:45 a.m.,
1:30, 4:30, 7:10, 9:45

Man on a Wire (PG-13) B+
August 7, 1974 -A young Frenchman
named Philippe Petit steps out on a wire sus-
pended 1,350 feet above ground between the
Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. He
dances on the wire with no safety net for
almost an hour, crossing it eight times before
he is arrested for what becomes known as "the
artistic crime of the century' In the months
leading up to his clandestine walk, Petit
assembles a team of accomplices to plan and
execute his "coup" in the most intricate detail.
How do they pull it off? Moving between New
York and his secret training camp in rural
France, Petit and his team plot every detail.
Like a band of professional bank robbers, the
tasks they face seem virtually insurmountable.
But Petit is a man possessed; nothing will
thwart his mission to conquer the world's
tallest buildings. Unfolding like a delicious
heist film, Man on Wire brings Petit's extraordi-
nary adventure back to life with visceral imme-
diacy ripened with post-9/11 nostalgia. In
candid interviews, Petit and all the key partici-
pants relish this chance to tell their story.
Buoyed with eye-catching archival footage,
clever dramatizations, and delightful visual
effects, filmmaker James Marsh, like his daring
subject, pulls off an astonishing coup.
Burns Court: 2:15,5:30,8

Mirrors (R) B
An ex-cop (Kiefer Sutherland) becomes a
night security guard at a long-closed depart-
ment store that was ravaged by fire. He discov-
ers that the store's mirrors harbor a horrific
secret that threatens him and his family.
Hollywood 20: 7:15, 9:50, 12:25 a.m.,
Fri-Sat; 7:15, 9:50 Sun
Town Center 16: 7:20, 10

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
Himalayas. Rick is joined in this all-new adven-
ture by son Alex (Luke Ford), wife Evelyn (Maria
Bello) and her brother, Jonathan (John
Hannah). And this time, the O'Connells must
stop a mummy awoken from a 2,000-year-old


curse who threatens to plunge the world into
his merciless, unending service. Doomed by a
double-crossing sorceress (Michelle Yeoh) to
spend eternity in suspended animation,
China's ruthless Dragon Emperor and his
10,000 warriors have laid forgotten for eons,
entombed in clay as a vast, silent terra cotta
army. But when dashing adventurer Alex
O'Connell is tricked into awakening the ruler
from eternal slumber, the reckless young
archaeologist must seek the help of the only
people who know more than he does about
taking down the undead: his parents.
1 hr. 54 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 6:45, 9:40
Hollywood 20: 12:45, 4:05, 7:05, 9:55,
12:30 a.m., Fri-Sat; 12:45, 4:05, 7:05,9:55 Sun
Town Center 16: 1:20, 4, 7:05, 9:50

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

The Rocker (PG-13) C+
As a drummer with the '80s hair band
Vesuvius, Robert "Fish" Fishman lived his
dream as a rock 'n' roll demigod. That is, until
his band mates kicked him out. Twenty years
later, Fish gets a second chance to sit on the
throne of music stardom when his teenage
nephew's group hires him as their new
drummer. 1 hr. 42 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:55 a.m., 5:05, 10:35
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 1:15,
5:35, 10:10
Hollywood 20: 9:45, 12:20 a.m., Fri-Sat;
9:45 Sun
Town Center 16: 1:30, 4:15, 7:25

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 year of college
and the summer beyond. 1 hr. 57 mins.
Hollywood 20: 12:15, 4:10
Town Center 16: 1:25, 4:10

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (PG) C+
Star Wars: The Clone Wars showcases an
entirely new look and feel to the galaxy far, far
away-combining 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 char-
acters as Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi
and Padm6 Amidala, along with brand-new
heroes like Anakin's padawan learner, Ahsoka.
Sinister villains-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. Their exploits lead to the
action-packed battles and astonishing new
revelations that fill Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
1 hr. 30 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 11:05 a.m., 1:50, 4:20
Hollywood 20: 12:45, 3;50, 7:20
Town Center 16: 1:55, 4:45, 7:50, 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.
Hollywood 20: 7:10,10:45
Town Center 16: 10:10

Traitor (PG-13) NEW
When straight-arrow agent Roy Clayton
(Guy Pearce) assumes command of a special
FBI task force, he becomes entangled in a
web of covert operations. All the clues in
Clayton's investigation point to Samir Horn
(Don Cheadle), a former Special Ops soldier
who now aids terrorists. But as Clayton digs
deeper and contradictory evidence begins to
emerge, he begins to question Horn's
motives. 1 hr. 50 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:45 a.m., 1:45,
4:30, 7:15,10
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 11:30 a.m.,
1:50, 4:45, 7:15,9:30
Hollywood 20: Noon, 2:35, 5:10, 7:50,
10:30
Town Center 16: 1:05, 3:45, 7:15, 10

Tropic Thunder (R) B
Tugg Speedman (Ben Stiller), pampered
action superstar, sets out for Southeast Asia
to take part in the biggest, most-expensive
war movie produced. 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 a.m., 2, 4:45, 8,
10:40
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 10:15 a.m.,
12:50, 3:05, 5:05, 7:45, 9:55
Hollywood 20: 12:35, 4:15, 7:20, 10:05,
12:35 a.m., Fi-Sat; 12:35, 4:15,7:20,10:05 Sun
Town Center 16: 1:35, 4:20, 7:30, 10:15

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (PG-13) B+
Vicky and Cristina, these two young
Americans spend a summer 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.
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 11:25,
1:25,3:25,5:25, 7:25,9:25
Hollywood 20: 12:45, 4:05, 7:55, 10:15


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Tickets on sale Tuesday for Sarasota Opera's 50th anniversary season


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Sarasota Opera fans will be
lining up Tuesday to buy
individual tickets to the
50th anniversary season's
Winter Festival.
After two shortened seasons
because of the recent renova-
tions of the historic opera
house, the 50th season will
run from Feb. 7 through
March 29, offering four operas
in rotating repertory. A bonus
fifth opera, Rossini's "The
Barber of Seville," will open
the season Nov. 7 at the opera
house. This will be the first
time in Sarasota Opera history
that the company has offered
a full-scale opera at a time
other than during its winter
festival season.

History
The opera's first produc-
tions, in 1958, were in what is
today the Historic Asolo
Theater. That recently renovat-
ed theater is in the visitor cen-
ter building of the John and
Mable Ringling Museum of Art
and also was the first home of
what is today known as the
Asolo Repertory Company,

CALENDAR EXTRA

Lobster bake
The Charlotte County
Historical Center Society is now
accepting reservations for its
ninth annual Authentic Maine
Lobster Bake set for Sept. 13 at
the Port Charlotte Beach
Complex, 4500 Harbor Blvd.
Cocktails will be served at 5:30
p.m. with dinner to follow at
6:30 p.m. The evening features
abundant food cooked to per-
fection in an authentic outdoor
pit, live musical entertainment
by Jeff Collins the Golden
Hippo and a silent and live
auction with Phil Wilson.
Dinner includes a one-and-
a-quarter pound Maine lobster,
steamed Maine clams and
mussels, baked potato, hard-
boiled egg, corn on the cob,
coleslaw, warm rolls, hot drawn


which performs at the Florida
State University Center for the
Performing Arts in Sarasota.
The opera purchased the
former Edwards Theater at 61
N. Pineapple Ave. in down-
town Sarasota in 1979. Its first
opera was presented in that
venue in 1984, a year after the
arrival of Maestro Victor
DaRenzi as the company's
artistic director. Under his
direction, the company has
earned international acclaim
for its Masterwork Revival
series, its apprentice artist and
studio artist programs and for
its Verdi Cycle, a 13-year com-
mitment by DaRenzi, to pre-
sent all of the operas by
that composer.
Last season, the opera had a
slightly shortened season and
a March opening because of
the $20 million renovation
project at the opera house.
The result of that project is
additional seating and a major
enhancement of the opera's
technical facilities such as
sound and lighting as well as
an enlarged orchestra pit,
which will enable larger
orchestras and a larger reper-
toire of potential operas.


butter and strawberry short-
cake. Sirloin steak, chicken
breast or stuffed zucchini
entrees (vegetarian) will also be
available.
The annual Authentic Maine
Lobster Bake is sponsored in
part by the Charlotte
Sun and Clear Channel
Radio. All proceeds to benefit
the programs of the Charlotte
County Historical Center. The
attire will be casual, with fami-
ly-style indoor seating. The cost
is $60 per person for lobster, $50
for other entree choices, and $10
for a bar wristband. Tables of
eight may be reserved. Because
this event has sold out in past
years and seating is limited,
early reservations are suggested.
Dinners will not be sold at the
door. For reservations, call
941-629-PAST (7278).


Winter Opera Festival
The four operas which com-
prise the winter festival are:
Puccini's "Tosca," Donizetti's
"The Elixir of Love,"
"Mascagni's "L'amico Fritz"
and "Verdi's "Don Carlos."
The Verdi opera is part of the
opera's 13-year Verdi Cycle,
during which DaRenzi plans to
have the opera present all of
Verdi's operas. "Don Carlos"
will be performed in French as
it was written. Directed by
DaRenzi, "Don Carlos" will
open on March 7 for an
evening performance begin-
ning at 7 p.m. There will be
matinees on March 15 and 22
and additional evening perfor-
mances on March 10, 19, 25
and 28. Matinees begin at 1:30
p.m. Stephanie Sundine will
be the stage director. Sets will
be by David Gordon with cos-
tumes by Howard Tsvi Kaplan.
Kaplan is designing the cos-
tumes for the entire winter
season. The cast will include
Jeffrey Tucker who has become
popular with local audiences
the past few years. He will sing
the role of The Grand
Inquisitor and Julianna Di
Giacomo will sing the role of


Elisabeth with Gustavo Lopez
Manzitti as Don Carlos.

Gala opening
The official season opener
will be "Tosca" on Feb. 7, with
Kara Shay Thomson as Floria
Tosca and Tucker as Sacristan.
Mario Cavaradossi will sing
the role of Rafael Davila and
Grant Youngblood will per-
form the role of Baron Scarpia.
DaRenzi will direct with
Sundine as stage director and
Gordon as set designer.
"Tosca" will be performed in
Italian, with English surtitles,
the evenings of Feb. 7, 10, 18
and 22, March 6, 12, 18, 20, 26
and matinees at 1:30 p.m. on
Feb. 15, March 14 and 29.
Evening performances begin
at 8 p.m. except on opening
night when the opera will
begin at 4 p.m. and will be fol-
lowed by the opening night
gala dinner. Tickets to the gala
are available at an extra cost.
"The Elixir of Love," an
opera in two acts, opens Feb
14, Valentine's Day with addi-
tional evening performances
on Feb. 17, 19 and 25 and on
March 8, 13, 24 and 27. There
will be matinees on Feb. 22


and March 21. It too will be
performed in Italian with
English surtitles. The conduc-
tor will be John Mario Di
Costanzo and the stage direc-
tor will be Martha Collins. This
is a new production. It was last
performed in Sarasota in 1984.
Number three in the season
line-up is the three-act Pietro
Mascagni opera, "L'amico
Fritz," which is being present-
ed as part of the opera's
Masterworks Revival Series.
Sung in Italian with English
surtitles, the opera will be pre-
sented the evenings of Feb. 21,
24 and 26 and March 11, 14
and 21, with matinees on
March 1 and 8. This too is a
new production and will be
conducted by David Neely
with stage direction by
Michael Unger and sets by
Michael Schweikardt. The cast
includes Catherine Cangiano
as Suzel and Heather Johnson
as Beppe with Benjamin
Warschawski as Fritz Kobus.
For tickets to any of the
operas, call the box office at
941-366-8450, ext. 1 or
toll-free at 888-OPERA-12
or, after Oct. 1, visit
www.sarasotaopera.org.


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Whalley Stage

dedication is Thursday


PROVIDED BY
MARILYN THORNDYCRAFT
The new Whalley Stage at
Laishley Park in Punta Gorda
will be officially dedicated
from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday with a Jim Morris
and The Big Bamboo Band
concert. Morris and the band
are donating their talent,
allowing the organizers to
offer the concert to the public
free of charge. It is a "bring-
your-own-chair" event with
free parking available.
The Whalley Stage was
made possible by the gener-
ous donation of the John
Whalley family in memory of
John H. Whalley IV, their 29-
year-old son died suddenly
last year from an allergic reac-
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Jim Morris, Charlotte
County's official Ambassador
of Music, has a large following
throughout the United States.
His "Island" sound and clever
lyrics have made him a local
favorite as well.
Sandwiches and beverages
(beer, wine, soda, water) will
be available for purchase by
Smugglers. Sunny Days Ice
Cream will provide ice-cream
treats.
Food service begins at 5 p.m.
The dedication takes place at
5:45 p.m. with the concert
following from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The public is encouraged to
come early to set their chairs
for the concert and allow time
for a light dinner.
For more information,
call project chair,
Marilyn Thorndycraft,
at 941-505-1915.


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DESOTO COUNTY
- Bulldogs Roadhouse
4313 NW Highway 70, Arcadia.
863-993-9989.
www.Bulldogsroadhouse.com.
Thursday, karaoke with Buz.
7 p.m. Wednesday, Pool Tournament.
- The Loading Zone
2135 U.S. 17,Arcadia.
863-494-9688.
Friday- Saturday, karaoke/dance with Buz.
8:30 p.m. Sunday, pool tournament.
8 p.m. Monday, pool tournament.
Tuesday, Texas Hold-em poker.
- Nav-A-Gator Bar & Grill
9700 S.W. Riverview Circle
(off Kings Highway)
941-625-4407.
2 p.m. 5 p.m.Thursday Friday,
jam session.
2 p.m. 5 p.m. Saturday, Gary and Kerri.
2 p.m.- 5 p.m. Sunday, Sunny Jim
and John Frinzi.
Spurs & Spokes
4135 S.W. Highway 17, Arcadia.
863-993-0974.
7 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Wednesday,
karaoke.
* Wagon Wheel Saloon
165 S. Polk Ave., Arcadia.
863-494-6803.
Friday, karaoke with Bob and Jerry.

ENGLEWOOD
* 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, Bandana.
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.
* Frosted Mug
4104 El Jobean Road, El Jobean.
941-629-3766.
6 p.m. 9 p.m. Saturday, Les Pearsall.
* Indian Mound Park
End of Winson Avenue, Englewood.
6:30 p.m. Monday, country and
bluegrass open jam.
- Junior's
2643 Placida Road, Grove City.
941-474-8730.
Thursday and Sunday, karaoke.
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, DJ.


Stephen Connolly
benefit
Boomers is holding a benefit to
raise funds for the medical expenses
for Stephen Connolly beginning at
noon Sunday.
Connolly, who has served
12 years with the sheriff's office,
37 years with the Red Cross and was
the Community Emergency Response

7 p.m. Monday, Texas Hold 'em Poker
tournaments with registration at 6 p.m.
- Mookeys Bar & Grill
4821 Placida Road, Grove City.
941-697-0349.
8:30 p.m. Friday Saturday, karaoke.
New Blue Lagoon
2000 Oyster Creek Drive, Englewood.
941-473-7796.
7 p.m. 11 p.m. Saturday, Judy Love.
- Steamers
750 N. Indiana Ave., Englewood.
941-473-7473.
7 p.m.- 10 p.m. Friday, Les Pearsall.

NORTH PORT
* Olde World Restaurant
11415 S. Tamiami Trail, North Port.
941-426-1155.
7 p.m.- 10 p.m.Thursday, Open mic night


Training Coordinator for Wayne Sallade,
is currently in ICU at Medical University
in Charleston, SC.
There will be food, bands, car wash,
car show and raffles.
C.U. later Gator will be performing
from 1 p.m. 3 p.m. and the Jam Band
will be playing from 4 p.m. 7 p.m.
Boomers is located on Tamiami Trail,
North of Midway Blvd., Port Charlotte.
For more information, call
941-743-4140.

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.
SStuff 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.
Tuesday, Bingo. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.
Games begin at 6 p.m.
* 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.
6 p.m. 10 p.m. Friday, c.u. Later Gator.
Noon Sunday, Stephen Connolly benefit.
1 p.m. 3 p.m. Sunday, c.u. Later Gator.
4 p.m. 7 p.m. Sunday, Jam Band.
5 p.m. 9 p.m. Tuesday, c.u. Later Gator.
- 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 first Thursday of every month is bike
night at 7 p.m. with Florida Motorsports.


Monday, Wednesday, Thursday,
Friday, Saturday and Sunday,
$1000 Texas Hold 'em Poker
tournament qualifiers.
9 p.m. 2 a.m. Friday Saturday,
live country bands.
9 p.m. 2 a.m. Monday,
karaoke with DnD Karaoke.
9 p.m. 2 a.m. Tuesday,
karaoke with DnD Karaoke.
10 p.m. Tuesday, karaoke contest.
9 p.m. 2 a.m. Wednesday, Open mic.
* Deep Creek Elks
1133 Capricorn Blvd., Deep Creek.
941-764-6825.
5:30 p.m. Friday, dinner followed
by music by Double Effects.
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 Saturday,
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FROM PAGE 15
SLoony Bin Pub Eatery & Pub
1182 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
www.loonybinpub.com.
941-255-5999.
1 p.m. Thursday Texas Hold 'em Poker
tournament with registration at noon.
9 p.m.- 1 a.m. Friday, Full Tilt.
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Saturday, Lost Souls.
1 p.m. Tuesday, Texas Hold 'em Poker
tournament with registration at noon.
10 p.m. Wednesday, Jager Girls.
- 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.
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Saturday,'80s Night with
video games, pricing and DJ T
with '80s music.
9 p.m. Tuesday, DJ T.
* 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, Sunny & Sable.
8 p.m. midnight Friday, Jack Mosley.
8 p.m. midnight Saturday, The Crashers.
4 p.m. 8 p.m. Sunday, No Wake.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m.Tuesday,
karaoke with Marlene.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m. Wednesday, Bob
Hanson &The Rockhouse Band.
* 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, Hypnotist Rick Guzzi.
7:30 p.m., 10 p.m.
Saturday, Hypnotist Rick Guzzi.
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Diva &The Italian Guy.
8 p.m. Wednesday, live comedy with
L.A. Hardy and Darrin Meyer.
- 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 Direct TV.

PUNTA GORDA
* Cafe Ruelle
117 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda.
941-575-3553.
7 p.m.- 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, live music.
* 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,
Mikey Mike & The Network.
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, The Yard Dogs.
5 p.m. 9 p.m. Saturday,
Jimmy Jay and the Jay-Men.
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.
- Ice House Pub
408 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda.
941-575-0866.
7 p.m.- 10 p.m. Thursday, live music.
- Mamma Nunzia
1975 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda.
941-575-7575.


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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.
- 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, Low Rent.
8 p.m. midnight Saturday,
The Jam Band.
6 p.m.- 10 p.m. Tuesday,
Tim & Rosanne.
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.
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Dual Sax Ron & The Hornets 5:30-8:30
Tues. 9/2 Close at 4pm!
Weds. 9/3 Close at 4pm!
Thurs. 9/4 Banjos with Greg Allen
& Friends 11-2
Ricky & Franky, 50's & 60's Dance Party
5:30-8:30
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August 28-29, 2008


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FROM PAGE 16
Five O'clock Club
1930 Hillview St., Sarasota.
941-366-5555.
10 p.m. Friday, live music.
10 p.m. Saturday, live music.
Fly
2831 N. Tamiami Trail., Sarasota.
941-360-1788.
Hip-hop,'80s, Motown and R & B.
- The Gator Club
1490 Main St. Sarasota.
941-366-5969.
Monday, Texas Hold-em tournament;
Dancing to live music 7 nights a week.
- Hammerhead Reds Sports Tavern
and Grille
501 N. Beneva Road. Sarasota.
941-951-6998.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday,
live bands.
- Michael's on East
1212 S. East Ave., Sarasota.
941-366-0007.
Piano bar and lounge.
Live music every Wednesday.


VENICE/NOKOMIS
- Bella Luna Cafe
200 W. Miami Ave., Venice.
941-488-3089.
6 p.m. 9 p.m. Saturday, entertainment.
- Buddy's Pizza
822 Pinebrook Road, Venice.
941-484-6551.
5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday
and Thursday, Patti Highland.
- Caribbean Snow-Ball Company
Venice Beach Pavilion
101 The Esplanade, Venice.
941-483-9070.
5 p.m. Sunset. Saturday, Bruno
& The Venice Karaoke Dance Party.
6 p.m. 8 p.m. Monday,
Bluegrass Band & Jam.
6 p.m. 8 p.m.Tuesday, CountryTime 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. 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jimi Banks.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m. Friday, Koko Ray.
- Saltwater Cafe
1071 N.Tamiami Trail, Nokomis.
941-488-3775.
7 p.m. 11 p.m. Friday, Gary Lesher.
7 p.m. 11 p.m. Saturday, Gary Lesher.
11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., Sunday Brunch,
Gary Lesher.
- Sharky's on the Pier
1600 S. Harbor Drive, Venice.
941-488-1456.
6 p.m.- 10 p.m. Wednesday- Thursday,
David Moore.
Nightwatch is a free, weekly listing of
entertainment at area nightclubs and
restaurants. To include your club or
restaurant on the list, fax the informa-
tion, by noon on Monday, to
941-629-2085, or e-mail to
letsgo@sun-herald.com.


Y not Tri this
By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Sunday is the date of the
fourth annual Venice
Triathalon.
Co-sponsored by the Venice
YMCA and Sharky's on the
Pier, the three-part event will
begin at 7:30 a.m. at the pier.
Entrants in the USAT-sanc-
tioned event will swim 400
meters, bike 8 miles and then
complete a 50K run before sit-
ting down to a post-race
healthy breakfast sponsored
by Sharky's. The triathalon is
part of the Southeast Florida
YMCA Triathalon series. A
training program has been
under way at the Venice Y
since June.
Participants who finish in
first through fifth-place in
their age and race category
will receive a limited edition
Tervis Tumbler to commemo-
rate their efforts. Categories


include Elite male and
female; overall Masters male
and female; and Clydsdale
and Athena male and female.
To register as a participant,
visit www.active.com. To
learn more about the Venice
YMCA, which annually serves
more than 20,000 individuals
and families, visit
wwwveniceymca. Entrance
fee is $70 per person. Online
registration closes Saturday.
Sharky's has been a race
sponsor since the beginning
of this event. The restaurant
recently sponsored two
Habitat for Humanity houses
on Collins Road in Laurel,
contributes to Children First,
Special Athlete Boosters, Boys
and Girls Club, Manatee
Community College
Foundation and the
Loveland Center.
The pier is at 1600 South
Harbor Drive. The public is
invited to watch.


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Your Guide to Restaurants on the Suncoast


Breakfast Kids Menu Early Bird
Breakfast Kids Menu Early Bird


Average
Cost
$ <10
$$ 10-20
$$$ >20


Lunch


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Reservations
Accepted


Waterfront


Johnny Leverocksft I A $
7092 Placida Rd. O
(941) 698-6900
Casual, American cuisine, full bar, onion-crusted
Salmon, daily specials, seafood and more.
Rum Bay If $$
7092 Placida Rd. ] a
(water taxi adjacent to Leverock's)
(941) 697-0566 I
Located on Palm Island, $5 water taxl(E under free),
famous baby-back ribs, seafood.
Gulf View Grille tf
2095 N. Beach Rd. W
(941) 475-3500
Great ambience, only waterfront restaurant in
Englewood. Full service bar, Sunday brunch.
Howard's ff
1400 Aqua View Ln.
(941) 473-0171 s $$
Waterfront dining, 1/4 mile East of Beach Rd and McDonald's on Rt.
776. Specializing in Seafood & Steaks Early bird & lunch specials.
Lock & Key P T A
Restaurant & Pub 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.
Bianca's Ristorante IT
Italiano & Pizzeria 111 ow
16251 N. Cleveland Ave.
(239) 995-3272
Authentic Italian food, casual dress, reservations not
required, offers daily specials & discount coupons.


S UN NEWSPAPERS
Charlotte DeSoto Englewood North Port Venice


China Buffet
4311 Aiden Lane
(941) 423-9594


S1f e$s


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 1
House Restaurant 1
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 I T $$
801 Blackburn Pt. Rd ,i l
(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 + | fs
2360 Tamiami Trail
(941) 743-4140
Indoor Sports Bar w/DJ and karaoke as well as one of the
largest tiki bars in the area. Live 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
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


lln W $$


Freshly prepared Italian meals- Black Angus Steaks.
Live comedy every Thursday, Friday & Saturday.
The Captain's Table ii f $$f s
1200 Retta Esplanade Il J'
"At the end of Fisherman's Village"
(941) 637-1177
Elegant dining overlooking Charlotte Harbor Breath-
taking sunsets. Live piano bar Tue.- Sat. Sunday Brunch.
Harpoon Harry's 9 f $$
1200 Retta Esplanade w II
"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 IT4
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 + I t $
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 Il-S $
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.


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


illa $


Live entertainment daily! Venice's best kept secret!.


To advertise in the


Hot Spot
please call your local
sales representative.


Charlotte 206-1000

Englewood 681-3000

DeSoto 494-2434

North Port 429-3000

Venice 207-1000


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