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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: October 10, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: semiweekly
regular
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Subject: Newspapers -- Venice (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Sarasota County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Sarasota -- Venice
Coordinates: 27.098611 x -82.438889 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 56, no. 7 (April 4-6. 2001)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Issue for April 4-6, 2001 also called April 4, 2001.
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Volume ID: VID00636
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issn - 1536-1063
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Osmulski calls for McKeon's withdrawal


McKeon said he's in the council race to stay and had a
couple of barbs for his opponents.


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR


Thursday's candidate forum
at Grace United Methodist
Church, sponsored by Sertoma
Club of Venice and the Venice-
Nokomis Rotary Club, covered a
lot of ground, from airport
enhancement to government
efficiency, the Sunshine law, the
local chamber of commerce's
role and smart growth.
It was civil and insightful, and


included its share of zingers.
The show stopper was John
Osmulski's call for Kit McKeon
to withdraw from the race.
McKeon recently had his e-
mail records subpoenaed in the
ongoing Sunshine lawsuit
against the city, current and for-
mer council members and other
advisory board members. He
and Osmulski currently serve on
the city's planning commission.
"You should back out of the
race because we don't need


another lawsuit," Osmulski said.
Rest assured, replied Mc-
Keon, "I will not withdraw."
More meetings?
The candidates were re-
sponding to a question about
whether they supported the
state Sunshine Law that governs
open meetings.
All three agreed it shouldn't
be repealed.
McKeon said the problem for
council members is they aren't
provided with quality time to vet
issues, leaving them ill prepared

Please see CALLS, 5A


SUN STAFF PHOTO
Emcee Don Hay, right, reads a question to city council candidates Emilio
Carlesimo, left John Osmulski and Kit McKeon at Thursday's Sertoma Club
of VeniceNenice-Nokomis Rotary Club candidate forum.



City to start



searches over


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR


Under pressure of a new
Sunshine lawsuit, the city of
Venice announced Thursday it
will restart its search for a new
city manger and airport consul-
tant.
"It's easier to correct than to
litigate," said City Attorney Bob
Anderson.
Sarasota activist Anthony
Lorenzo filed a second lawsuit
weeks ago after learning about
unannounced committee meet-
ings that short-listed and ranked
firms to conduct the city manag-
er search and select finalists for
an airport consultant.
A motion filed on behalf of
Lorenzo on Oct. 5 requests city
documents going back to Jan. 1,
2003 "relating to the use of selec-
tion committees to short-list
and rank any private company,
firm, corporation or individual"
for specific projects. They in-
clude determining a Tramonto
Vista Park design-build firm,
selecting an airport consultant
and hiring a headhunter firm for
a new city manager, and "any
other selection committee that
made recommendations to
council for a contract award."
City view
After reviewing the commit-
tee process with the city attor-
ney, city clerk and interim city
manager, Mayor Ed Martin
asked staff to provide public


notice announcing that the
selection committees will evalu-
ate, discuss and rank proposals
using a new process.
Under the new process, com-
mittees will present their find-
ings to city council for action.
"The preliminary reviews
were seen as staff work and were
not noticed," said Public Infor-
mation Officer Pam Johnson in a
press release issued Oct. 9.
"When the process involves win-
nowing or ranking proposals on
behalf of the council, it must be
held in a public meeting."
The release also stated that
"council acted on the proposals
in keeping with the notice and
open meetings laws."
Martin, who attended a Flor-
ida League of Cities workshop
Oct. 3-5, said he had an oppor-
tunity to discuss the committee
process with the league's legal
consultant, John Hubbard.
Martin quoted Hubbard as
saying this provision of the law is
probably violated each week in
every city in the state.
The difficulty comes in cities
deciding which staff reviews
need to be noticed. Starting the
process over, duly noticed, will
cure the decision process, Hub-
bard told Martin, according to
the release.
Interim City Manager Nancy
Woodley, City Clerk Lori Stelzer
and City Attorney Robert An-
derson are establishing proce-

Please see START, 5A


Sunshine suit modified


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR


Attorney Andrea Mogensen
amended the Sunshine suit
against the city of Venice and
numerous city officials for a
fourth time on Oct. 3.
The suit,
filed by Sara-
sota activist
Anthony Lor-
enzo, alleges
improper e-
mail com-
munications
and meet- SUNSHINE LAW
ings among
city officials that were unan-
nounced, violating Florida law. It
also alleges the use of liaisons to
circumvent the open meetings
law by Council Member Sue
Lang.
The amended suit has only a
minor change a description
of the May 2, 2008 "meeting"
witnessed by Council Member
Rick Tacy in which Mayor Ed


Martin


Lang


Martin and
Sue Lang were
seen looking
over an airport
layout map
with resident
Mike Rafferty,
who drafted
the plan.
The original Tacy
lawsuit lan-
guage alleged Tacy observed
Lang and Martin with Rafferty in
a meeting room "going over a
proposed airport plan," and that
the meeting was not "noticed to

Please see SUIT, 4A


SAT, ACT tests losing their luster


BY ANNE KLOCKENKEMPER
STAFF WRITER

The SAT test has been around
since 1901, the ACT since 1959.
And for years, high school
juniors and seniors have sweat-
ed them, often taking and retak-
ing the standardized tests in
hopes of a higher score that will
earn them a spot at the college
or university of their choice.
A total of 1.52 million stu-
dents took the SAT in 2008, com-
pared with 1.42 million that took
the ACT.
The tests are designed to sup-
plement a student's high school
record and help admissions staff
place data including course
work, grades, class ranking and
extracurricular activities into
perspective when deciding
which students should be ad-
mitted to a college or university.
But some institutions of high-
er learning are making those
tests optional. The change,


SUN PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY KHARLI ROSE, krose@sun-herald.com.
Hundreds of colleges and universities nationwide are making the SAT an
optional test for admission.


which has been made at hun-
dreds of colleges and universi-
ties of all sizes nationwide, is an
effort to equalize admissions


practices for all students.
But on a regional level, area

Please see SAT, 5A


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School board ends Princeton Review contract


BY ANNE KLOCKENKEMPER
STAFF WRITER

The Sarasota County School
Board has terminated a contract
with the Princeton Review after
the company posted students'
identifying information on the
Internet.
The school district renewed its
contract with the Princeton
Review on May 21. The test
preparation company was hired
by Sarasota County Public
Schools in 2007 to build an online
tool to help the district measure
students' academic progress.
In a letter to the company,
School Superintendent Lori White
noted the breach, calling it a viola-
tion of "federal and state law, by
permitting disclosure of confiden-
tial student record information."


On Aug. 18, a NewYork Times
article revealed the Princeton
Review had allowed personal
information about Sarasota and
Fairfax, Va., public school stu-
dents on its Web site for about
seven weeks. The site was subse-
quently shut down.
The information included
names, birthdays, ethnicities,
any learning disabilities, stan-
dardized test scores, Social
Security numbers commonly
used as the student identification
number and whether English
was a student's second language.
The school district and
Princeton Review sent letters to
parents of students whose Social
Security numbers were exposed
because, in cases where a stu-
dent ID number was the SSN,
concerns were raised about


identify theft.
Many parents were outraged
to discover their children's infor-
mation was available online.
To atone for the error, the
Princeton Review has arranged
for students whose SSN was
exposed and who will be 18 or
older by Jan. 31, 2009, to enroll in
a free credit-alert program. While
national credit reporting services
do not provide credit monitoring
for those under 18, parents of
minors can request a report on
whether any credit activity
appears in their child's credit file.
Princeton Review also opened
a call-in line for parents with ques-
tions about what the exposure
might mean and what precau-
tions to take. The company will
present local workshops for par-
ents who would like more infor-


mation about how to monitor
credit and identity information for
their children who are under 18.
Parents may call (800) 215-
0225 Monday through Friday
from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for more
information or ask to participate
in a workshop.
A class action lawsuit seeking
$5 million in damages was filed
against the Princeton Review in
mid-September on behalf of the
34,000 minor Sarasota students
and 74,000 minor students in
Fairfax, Va., who were affected.
Students from Venice High
School, Pine View School and
Laurel Nokomis School are
included in the suit.
Savings from the cancellation
of the $350,000 contract will be
contingent upon the costs asso-
ciated with implementing anoth-


er monitoring program.

Other business
The board approved a 1-per-
cent pay raise for teachers and
support staff. The raise is
retroactive to July 1, the begin-
ning of the district's fiscal year. In
addition to the salary increase,
there will be another one-time 1-
percent payment in December.
The board also approved a
$1.5 million grant application
for a Response to Intervention
program that will benefit eighth-
graders at Heron Creek Middle
School and freshmen at North
Port High School. If the grant is
approved, the program will help
tailor reading curriculum to a
student's learning needs.
Staff writer Audrey Blackwell
contributed to this story.


Driver license renewals now available in North Port


BY ED SCOTT
STAFF WRITER


Area residents who need
to access the Department
of Highway Safety and
Motor Vehicles now have
another option.
Some DMV services are
now offered on the second
Wednesday of each month,
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at
North Port City Hall off
Sumter Boulevard.
"We're bringing this ser-
vice into this community
so they don't have to travel
into ... Sarasota, like the


people in Venice," said
Rachelle Evans, a driver
license examiner with the
Division of Driver Licenses
office in Cape Coral.
Customers can obtain
Florida driver license
duplicates and renewals at
the North Port office. They
also can obtain identifica-
tion cards and clear up
suspensions, as well as
register to vote.
"We're going to be doing
tags," Evans said. "We need
to be trained on that."
The North Port office
does not offer driving tests.


"If they are coming from
another state, and getting
an original Florida license,
we can do that," Evans
said. "But if they need to
test because they have
never had a license, ever,
we can't do that here."
The new service comes
after the DMV shuttered
its longtime office on
Jacaranda Boulevard in
Venice on July 1. While
some DMV services are
offered online, Venice,
North Port and other
South County residents
have only two other offices


they can visit, with varying
service levels:
There is a full-service
DMV office at 601 S.
Pompano Ave., in Sarasota.
Call 361-6217 for hours.
The Sarasota County
Tax Collector's office at 101
S. Washington Blvd. in
Sarasota offers services
including original driver
licenses, original IDs,
license renewals, license
suspension clearings,
child-support license
stops, nonschool compli-
ance license suspension,
driver licenses for immi-


grants and license suspen-
sions for court obligations
not met. The Washington
Boulevard office does not
offer driving tests. Call
861-8300 for hours.

A plus
North Port Assistant
City Manager Danny
Schult said the agreement
between the city and the
DMV is a plus for both the
agency and residents.
"It's the fact that we
have the services here in


North Port, which we've
never had before," Schult
said. "We now have them
here. I know DMV is going
to evaluate it and, if there is
the demand, they'll
increase the services here."
Schult said Sarasota
County Tax Collector
Barbara Ford-Coates also
inquired about opening an
office at city hall but decid-
ed that no available space in
city hall meets her depart-
ment's specific needs, such
as counter space.


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX
DEED
Notice is hereby given that LAWRENCE LEVICK
FAMILY TRUST, the holder of the certificate
listed below, has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued. The certificate number and
year of issuance, the description of the property,
and the names in which the property is assessed
are as follows:
Certificate Number: 4813.000
Year of Issuance: 2006
Tax Deed File #: 08-0311
TD
Description of Property: 1142-25-8128 LOT 28
BLK 2581 51ST ADD TO PORT CHARLOTTE
Name in which the property is assessed: FGH
ENTERPRISES LLC
All of said property being in the County of
Sarasota, State of Florida. Unless the
certificate is redeemed according to law, the
property described in the certificate will be sold to
the highest bidder at the Sarasota County Court
House, 2000 Main Street, Historic Courtroom,
East Wing, Sarasota, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 28TH day of OCTOBER, 2008.
Karen E. Rushing
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Sarasota County, Florida
By: E. Wenstad, Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: SEPTEMBER 26,
OCTOBER 3, 10, 17, 2008.


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Kit McKeon for Venice City Council Seat #2.

Preserving Paradise

While Moving Forward
The direction of Venice's future is at a crucial point and I
want to work toward that future on behalf of its citizens.
We need a city council that works cooperatively on the
issues facing Venice.
To work on behalf of Venice and prepare myself, I have
attended virtually all of the Council Meetings and
workshops for the last year and a half I voluntarily
worked with other citizens and the Venice Airport
KIT MCKEON Business Association trying to find common ground so
that council could complete the Airport Masterplan Update.
I volunteered for and was selected to be a member of the Planning Commission.
And most recently, took the initiative to attend a seminar on "Open Government
and Politics" hosted by the Williams Parker Law Firm at the Sarasota Memorial
Hospital to become more knowledgeable about the Sunshine Law and Florida
Ethics Commission.
My priorities are:
* Responding to the Citizens of Venice
* Preserving Venice's Small Town Charm
* Enhancing a Vibrant and Successful Downtown
* Keeping Our Municipal Golf Course
* Keeping Our Airport Safe
* Supporting Sensible Growth and Redevelopment
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the public."
The new language states the
parties "conducted a secret meet-
ing in conference room 106 about
the airport."
The change might sound
insignificant but it points to
intent. Whereas the original lan-
guage could have easily been
explained away as a chance pass-
ing of the parties, the new lan-
guage alleges the actions were
intentional.
Martin previously said he sim-
ply was providing Lang and
Rafferty with a color copy of what
had become known as the
"Rafferty Plan." The alternate air-
port layout plan leaves the Lake
Venice Golf Club untouched and


keeps runway protection zones
within airport property limits.
Martin said he merely
retrieved his color copy from his
office and handed it to them, then
left so they could continue their
discussion, Martin said.

Latest actions

Here's a timeline of the most
recent actions in the lawsuit:
Oct. 7 Earthlink Network is
subpoenaed to produce e-mails
of Thomas Brener, president of
the Venice Neighborhoods
Coalition, from Nov. 1, 2007, to
Aug. 31, 2008, to or from specified
e-mail addresses in including,
among others four sitting council
members and planning commis-
sion member Kit McKeon.
Oct. 5 Mogensen requests,


from Jan. 1,2003, forward, all doc-
uments relating to the use of
selection committees to short-list
and rank any private company,
firm, corporation or individual for
the Tramonto Vista Park design or
construction, airport consultant,
city manager selection commit-
tee and any other selection com-
mittee that made recommenda-
tions to council for a contract
award.
Oct. 4 Mogensen requests,
from Nov. 6, 2007, forward, from
Martin all calendars, including
electronic calendar entries; any
documents relating to the airport
advisory board, airport layout
plans, including alternate plans
proposed by any citizens, airport
masterplan update, dual board
membership on airport board or


VASI, airport consultant evalua-
tion committee and city manger
selection committee; documents
relating to the alleged May 2,
2008, meeting between Martin,
Lang and Rafferty; and docu-
ments relating to an investigation
of the clerk's office in May and
June.
Oct. 2 Mogensen requests
the court extend the discovery
cutoff date from Nov. 1 to Dec. 1,
and reschedule the trial date from
Dec. 1 to Dec. 15. She asked the
court to impose sanctions against
the city for asserting it was "ready
and able to proceed to trial in this
case on Dec. 1 ... knowing that its
lead counsel was unavailable for
an entire month to conduct dis-
covery."
Sept. 30 Mogensen makes


a public records request to the
city of Venice for all records relat-
ing to the selection of an airport
consultants from May 15 forward.
Sept. 30 Mogensen gives
notice of taking depositions on
Oct. 9 of former city manager
Marty Black, Tacy, Jim Marble, Jim
Leis and Rafferty
Sept. 4 Mogensen
requests, from Nov. 6, 2007, for-
ward, monthly telephone and cell
phone bills, all e-mail communi-
cations, and documents from
council members Lang, John
Moore, Martin and John Sim-
monds and other evidence in
their defense. Judge Robert Ben-
nett found the motion too broad
and ordered attorneys to narrow
the scope of documents sought.
ggiles@venicegondolier.com


LEGAL NOTICES


16 NOTICE OF ACTION

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:

$1,080.00 in U.S. Currency

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
the Sarasota County Sheriff's
Office seized the described prop-
erty on AUGUST 21, 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-16050-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: October 10, 17,
2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA

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

IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:

$5,200.00 in U.S. Currency

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: CARLOS A. GUTIERREZ
UNKNOWN ADDRESS

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a forfeiture action has been
filed against the above described
currency by the Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office. You are required
to file your written defenses with
the Clerk of the Court, 2000
Main Street, Sarasota, FL
34237, and to serve a copy of
those defenses on or before the
27th day of October, 2008, on
Kurt A. Hoffman, Esquire,
Post Office Box 4115, Sara-
sota, Florida 34230-4115.
Failure to file your defenses will
result in a default being entered
against you.
WITNESSED by hand and the
Seal of the Court on this 18th
day of September, 2008.

KAREN RUSHING
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: M. PAIDI
Deputy Clerk

PUBLISH:
SEPTEMBER 26, 2008
OCTOBER 3, 2008
OCTOBER 10, 2008
OCTOBER 17, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA

Case No. 2007-CA-5889-NC
JUDGE: Division "C"

IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
Twenty-five (25) Bullet Proof
Vests and Seven (7) Firearms

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: PATRICIA E. WHITT
UNKNOWN ADDRESS

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a forfeiture action has been
filed against the above described
by the Sarasota County Sher-
iff'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 27th
day of October, 2008, on Kurt
A. Hoffman, Esquire, Post
Office Box 4115, Sarasota,
Florida 34230-4115. Failure to
file your defenses will result in a
default being entered against
you.

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

KAREN RUSHING
Clerk of Circuit Court
Deputy Clerk

PUBLISH:
SEPTEMBER 26, 2008
OCTOBER 3, 2008
OCTOBER 10, 2008
OCTOBER 17, 2008


16 NOTICE OF ACTION

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

Case No. 2008-CA-015406-SC


LARRY D. FRIELDS,
Plaintiff,

VS.

RUTH M. HANNAH and/or the
Heirs and Devisees of the
Estate of Ruth M. Hannah,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: RUTH M. HANNAH and/or
the Heirs and Devisees of the
Estate of Ruth M. Hannah, Defen-
dants, if alive, or if dead, their
unknown spouses, widows, wid-
owers, heirs, devisees, credi-
tors, grantees, and all parties
having or claiming by, through,
under, or against them, and any
and all persons claiming any
right, title, interest, claim, lien,
estate or demand against the
Defendants in regards to the fol-
lowing-described property in
Sarasota County, Florida.

0386-11-0012, LOT 4 BLOCK
B GENEVA HEIGHTS 32-38-
19-02-00-800-4

Notice is hereby given to each of
you that an action to quiet title to
the above-described property
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve your
written defenses on Plaintiff's
attorney, Sandra A. Sutliff, 3440
Conway Blvd., Suite 1-C, Port
Charlotte, FL 33952, and file the
original with the Clerk of the
Circuit Court, Sarasota Coun-
ty, P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota,
FL 34230, on or before
November 5, 2008, or other-
wise a default judgment will be
entered against you for the relief
sought in the Complaint.

THIS NOTICE will be published
once each week for four consec-
utive weeks in a newspaper of
general circulation published in
Sarasota County, Florida.

DATED this 24th day of Sep-
tember, 2008.

KAREN E. RUSHING
Clerk of the Court
G. Bates
Deputy Clerk

PUBLISH:
OCTOBER 3, 2008
OCTOBER 10, 2008
OCTOBER 17, 2008
OCTOBER 24, 2008

20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
SARASOTA COUNTY
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
ANNA E. BAUERLE,
Deceased.

File No. 2008-CP-015294-NC

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The Administration of the estate
of ANNA E. BAUERLE,
deceased, whose date of death
was November 24, 2007, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
SARASOTA County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of
which is Sarasota County
Courthouse, P.O. Box 3079,
Sarasota, FL 34230-3079.
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.

All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.

All other creditors of the dece-
dent and 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 SO FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S


20 NOTICETO
CREDITORS

DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.

The date of the first publication
of this notice is October 3,
2008.

Personal Representative:
William L. Bauerle, Jr.
401 Johnson Lane, Ste 102
Venice, FL 34285

Attorney for
Personal Representative:
Andrew J. Britton, Esq.
Florida Bar No: 213500
401 Johnson Lane, Ste 102
Venice, FL 34285
Telephone: (941) 408-8008
Facsimile: (941) 408-0722
PUBLISH: October 3, 10, 008

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

IN RE: ESTATE OF
BURTON KEITH BRICKMAN,
Deceased.

File No. 2008-CP-01517-NC

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of BURTON KEITH BRICKMAN,
deceased, whose date of death
was August 22, 2008, and
whose social security number is
[private], is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for SARASOTA Coun-
ty, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Probate
Department, 2000 Main
Street, Sarasota, FL 34237.
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.

All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.

All other creditors of the dece-
dent and 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 first publication of
this Notice is OCTOBER 3,
2008.

Personal Representative:
JANENE RYAN
1142 Myers Rd.
Bropoksville, FL 34602

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
CARRIE M. FOUCHIA, Attorney
The Law Office of Jean M. Finks
Florida Bar No. 48055
126 E Olympia Avenue
Suite 408
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Telephone: (941)-575-5140
PUBLISH: October 3, 10,
2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
DOROTHY W. COFFMAN,
Deceased,

2008-CP-015103-NC
Division: Probate

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of DOROTHY W. COFFMAN,
deceased, whose date of death
was September 4, 2008, and
whose social security number is
XXX-XX-2499, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Sarasota Coun-
ty Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is P.O. Box
3079, Sarasota, FL 34230-
3079. The names and address-
es of the personal representative
and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons, having claims or
demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702
OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS
OCTOBER 10, 2008.

Personal Representative:
Celia C. Williams
c/o 240 Nokomis Avenue S
Suite 200
Venice, FL 34285

Attorneys for Personal
Representative
C. Kelley Corbridge, Esq.
Bechtold & Corbridge, P.A.
240 Nokomis Ave South
Suite 200
Venice, FL 34285
Telephone: (941)-488-7751
Florida Bar No. 0325066
PUBLISH: OCTOBER 10, 17,
2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF,
GEORGE E. CLOCK,
Deceased.

File No. 2008-CP-012686
Division: Probate

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of GEORGE E. CLOCK,
deceased, whose date of death
was May 22, 2008, is pending
in the Circuit Court for SARASO-
TA County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota,
Florida 34230-3079. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and 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 A
COPY 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
OCTOBER 10, 2008.

Personal Representative:
GAIL M. DIGIOVANNI
1470 Gibson Road
Goshen, Ohio 45122

Annette Z.P. Ross,
Attorney for GAIL M. DIGIO-
VANNI
Florida Bar No. 0141259
901 Venetia Bay Blvd.
Suite 351
Venice, Florida 34285
Telephone: (941) 480-1948
Fax: 941-480-9277
PUBLISH: October 10, 17, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
HARRY J. TRUTTA,
Deceased.

File No. 2008-CP-15575-SC

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of HARRY J. TRUTTA,
deceased, whose date of death
was November 14, 2007, and
whose social security number is
XXX-XX-5164, is pending in the
Circuit Court for SARASOTA
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 2000
Main Street, P.O. Box 3079,
Sarasota, Florida 34230-
3079. The names and address-


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

es of the Personal Repres
tive and the Personal Repre
tative's attorney are set
below.
All creditors of the deceden
other persons having clairr
demands against deced
estate on whom a copy of
notice is required to be se
must file their claims with
court WITHIN THE LATER (
MONTHS AFTER THE TIMI
THE FIRST PUBLICATION
THIS NOTICE OR 30 D
AFTER THE DATE OF SER
OF A COPY OF THIS NO
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
dent and persons having cl
or demands against the
dent's estate must file
claims with this court WI'
THREE MONTHS AFTER
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBL
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED W
IN THE TIME PERIODS
FORTH IN SECTION 733
OF THE FLORIDA PROE
CODE WILL BE FORE
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
TIME PERIOD SET FO
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM F
TWO (2) YEARS OR M
AFTER THE DECENDEI
DATE OF DEATH IS BARR
The date of the first pub
tion of this Notice is Oct
10, 2008.

Personal Representa
FLORENCE SCHI
10430 Kettering
Strongsville, OH 44

KANETSKY, MOORE
DeBOER, P.A., Attorney
Law
Attorneys for Personal
Representative
227 S. Nokomis Ave.
P. O. Box 1767
Venice, FL 34284-1767
Telephone: (941) 485-15
ERIK R. LIEBERMAN, ESQ
Florida Bar No. 393053
PUBLISH: October 10,
2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
THE TWELFTH JUDICIA
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA

File No: 2008-DR-1407'
Division: Pro

IN RE: The Marriage of:

PHILLIP HOJNOSKI,
Husband,


LINDA L. HOJNOSKI,
Wife.

NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF M
RIAGE

TO: Phillip Hojnoski
Address Unknown

YOU ARE NOTIFIED tha
action has been filed agains
and that you are require
serve a copy of your w
defenses, if any, to it on Nich
P. Sardelis, Jr., counsel for I
L. Hojnoski, whose address
2033 Main Street, Suite
Sarasota, FL 34237 on orbe
November 8, 2008, and fil
original with the Clerk of
Court at 2000 Main Sti
Sarasota, FL 34236, be
service on Petitioner or imi
ately thereafter. If you fail t
so, a default may be ent
against you for the r
demanded in this petition

Dated: September 11, 2

KAREN E. RUSI
CLERK OF THE CIR(
CO
By: Colin Over
Deputy C

Venice Gondolier Sun

PUBLISH:
September 19, 2008
September 26, 2008
October 3, 2008
October 10, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT I
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARGARET R. SCHMIDT,
Deceased.

File No. 2008-CP-01498

NOTICE TO CREDITOR
The administration of the e
of MARGARET R. SCHM
deceased, whose date of d
was August 12, 2008 is
ing in the Circuit Court for S
sota County, Florida, Prc
Division, the address of whi
P.O. Box 3079, Saras
Florida 34230-3079.
names and addresses of the
sonal representative and the
sonal representative's attc
are set forth below.


20 NOTICETO 201
CREDITORS CF

enta- All creditors of the decedent and Deceased.
esen- other persons having claims or
forth demands against decedent's NOTICE
estate on whom a copy of this The admini.
t and notice is required to be served of RICHA
is or must file their claims with this deceased,
ent's court WITHIN THE LATER OF was June 1
This THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER in the Circui
served THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUB- TA County,
this LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR sion, the
OF 3 THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE Sarasota C
E OF DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY 2000 Mail
I OF OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. Florida 34;
)AYS All other creditors of the dece- addresses o
VICE dent and other persons having sentative ar
TICE claims or demands against dece- sentative's
dent's estate must file their below.
dece- claims with this court WITHIN
aims THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER All creditors
dece- THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB- other persc
their LICATION OF THIS NOTICE. demands
THIN ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH- estate on
THE IN THE TIME PERIODS SET notice is re
ICA- FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 must file t
OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE curt fWIe
lTH- CODE WILL BE FOREVER THREE (3
SET BARRED. THE TIME (
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AFTER THE DECEDENT'S OF THIS N
THE DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
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FILED TION OF THIS NOTICE IS dent and c
ORE OCTOBER 3, 2008. claims or de
NT'S dent's est.
ED. Personal Representative: claims with
3lica- DR. PAUL H. SCHMIDT THREE (3
ober c/o Klingbeil & Roberts, PA. THE DATE
341 Venice Avenue West LICATION
Venice, Florida 34285
itive: ALL CLAIM
MIDT Attorney for Personal IN THE T
Oval Representative: FORTH IN
4136 Robert T. Klingbeil, Jr. OF THE
Florida Bar No. 0366846 CODE WI
& Klingbeil & Roberts, P.A. BARRED.
s at 341 Venice Avenue West
Venice, Florida 34285 NOTWITHI
Telephone: (941)485-2900 TIME PER
Fax: (941) 486-8565 ABOVE, A
PUBUSH: October 3, 10, 2008 TWO (2)'
AFTER T
DATE OF E
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17, PROBATE DIVISION BER, 2008

Perso
OF LADOYT K. TEUBNER,
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File No. 2008-CP-012833-NC
Attorney fo
NOTICE TO CREDITORS Represent
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bate of LADOYT K. TEUBNER, ESQ.
deceased, whose date of death FLORIDA B
was June 11, 2008, File Law Ofc of
Number 2008-CP-012833- 8191 Coll
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of which is P.O. Box 3079,
SARASOTA, FL 34230-3079. PUBLISH: C
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AFTER THE DECEDENT'S estate or d
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. following de
The date of first publication of and to refo
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this notice is October 10, sotuate Cun
2008. sota Count

Personal Representative: divided
JOHN E. TEUBNER and to C
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Sequim, WA 98382 those cc
appertainii
Personal Representative: dance with
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EDITORS



STO CREDITORS
stration of the estate
tRD F. TOWNS,
whose date of death
11, 2008, is pending
t Court for SARASO-
Florida, Probate Divi-
address of which is
County Courthouse,
1 Street, Sarasota,
237. The names and
of the personal repre-
id the personal repre-
attorney are set forth


Sof the decedent and
ins having claims or
against decedent's
whom a copy of this
required to be served
heir claims with this
IIN THE LATER OF
3) MONTHS AFTER
OF THE FIRST PUB-
OF THIS NOTICE OR
W) DAYS AFTER THE
ERVICE OF A COPY
OTICE ON THEM.

editors of the dece-
ither persons having
demands against dece-
ate must file their
this court WITHIN
3) MONTHS AFTER
OF THE FIRST PUB-
OF THIS NOTICE.

IS NOT FILED WITH-
IME PERIODS SET
SECTION 733.702
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STANDING THE
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YEARS OR MORE
*HE DECEDENT'S
DEATH IS BARRED.

OF FIRST PUBLICA-
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8.

nal Representative:
LAURA J. TOWNS
4 Outer Drive West
lice, Florida 34293

or Personal
ative:
LLING BANSPACH,

1AR NO. 0658200
f Alan Banspach
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s, Florida 33919
: (239) 482-1774

October 3, 10, 2008

TICE OF SALE

OUNTY COURT of
.FTH JUDICIAL CIR-
SIN AND FOR
SOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
VIL DIVISION

007-CC-007152-SC

, SANDS OWNERS
ON, INC.,

vs.

E. ROSS and
.LL ROSS,


:E OF ACTION
as E. Ross and Karen
nd if any of the above
iral persons be mar-
nknown spouses, and
Above named natur-
s be dead, their
heirs, devisees,
successors or other
timing by, through,
against them, and any
ler persons claiming
title, interest, lien,
demand in or to be the
ascribed real property
rm a a certain deed,
g and being in Sara-
y, Florida, to-wit:

1/50th interest in
Condominium Unit
eek 17 and their
respective share in
common elements
ng thereto in accor-
i and subject to the
,conditions, terms,
s and other provi-
certain Declaration
linium of SARASO-
i a resort condo-
tel, as recorded in
records Book 1364
165 et seq., of the
:ords of Sarasota
orida, and as per
um Plat recorded
linium Book 14 at
rough 4B inclusive
lic records of Sara-
ty, Florida.

EREBY notified that a
action on the above
property has been
;t you in the above
ourt and you are


30 NOTICE OF SALE


required to serve a copy of your
written defenses to the Com-
plaint on the Plaintiff's Attorney,
David K. Oaks, ESQ., of DAVID
K. OAKS, P.A., 407 East Mari-
on Avenue, Suite 101, Punta
Gorda, Florida 33950, and file
the original with the Clerk of the
Court, Sarasota County Court-
house, 2000 Main Street, Sara-
sota, FL 34237 on or before the
3rd day of November, 2008
otherwise a judgment may be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint.

Witness my hand and seal of said
Court on this 25th day of Sep-
tember, 2008.

KAREN E. RUSHING
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: C. Brandenburg
Deputy Clerk
cc:
DAVID K. OAKS, P.A.,
407 E Marion Ave. Ste 101
Punta Gorda, FL 33950

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ticipate in the planned
redevelopment of Grove
Terrace, Venice, FL.
Copies of the RFQ are
available for pick up
October 13, 2008 from
the VHA Office, 201
Grove St. N., Venice, FL
34285, or contact the
office at 941-488-
3526.

Responses are due to
the RFQ on Thursday,
December 11, 2008,
1:00 pm EST and should
be sent to:

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Commissioners
Venice Housing Author-
ity
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North
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dures that fully comply with
the law in similar instances.
Meetings scheduled
On Oct. 9 the city an-
nounced three new com-
mittee meetings. This time
they're open to the public.
Two of the meetings will
cover ground already trav-
eled.
On Oct. 16 a meeting is
scheduled by the Myakka
River Park Design-Build
Project Selection Commit-
tee at 8:30 a.m. in confer-
ence room 106 at city hall.
The committee, made up of
three department heads,
previously met Aug. 5 to
short-list builders from a list
of eight applicants. Finalists
were AM Engineering, IBI
Group, Magnum Builders of
Sarasota and Jon F Swift
Contractors. The committee
selected Swift on Sept. 25.
On Oct. 16 the commit-
tee will again meet to evalu-
ate, discuss and rank de-
sign-build proposals previ-
ously received by the city.
Presentations by the short-
listed firms and final rank-
ing will take place Oct. 20.
On Oct. 21 a meeting is
scheduled by the City Man-
ager Search Firm Selection
Committee at 2 p.m. in con-
ference room 106 at city
hall. The committee, con-
sisting of two department
heads, a city attorney and


the mayor, previously met
Aug. 21 to short-list candi-
dates. They narrowed down
the list of head-hunting
firms to Colin Baenziger,
Mercer Group and Slavin
Management. On Sept. 17
the committee selected
Slavin Management. On
Sept. 22 council interviewed
Slavin, and vice versa, to
determine how to proceed.
On Oct. 21 the park com-
mittee will again evaluate,
discuss and rank design-
build proposals received by
the city. No date was set for
further action.
On Oct. 22 a meeting is
scheduled for the Auburn
Road Sidewalk Extension
Design Project Selection
Committee, consisting of
three city staff. The meeting
begins at 8:30 a.m. in con-
ference room 106 at city
hall. It's the first time the
committee will meet.
No date was set to recon-
sider airport consultants.
Venice City Council heard
from the top three candi-
dates on Sept. 22 and rank-
ed DY Consultants, a New
England-based firm with
newly opened offices in St.
Petersburg, on Sept. 23 as
its top choice. URS Corp-
oration of Tampa was rank-
ed second. Wilbur Smith
Associates from Orlando
was ranked third.

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colleges and universities
aren't changing anything,
largely because most
schools in the area are part of
the state university system.
"Our hands are kind of
tied," said Marc Laviolette,
director of admissions at
Florida Gulf Coast Univer-
sity in Fort Myers. "Because
we're part of the state uni-
versity system, a median
standard is dictated by the
state board of governors.
They require standardized
test scores. If there was go-
ing to be a change, it would
be made systemwide."
Laviolette said the topic
had been touched on briefly
at a quarterly meeting held
for directors of admissions
at the 11 state universities,
but that the topic hasn't pro-
gressed any further. And it
very likely won't in the
future.
"The board of governors
has not taken up that issue.
Whether it would in the
future, I couldn't speculate,"
said Bill Edmonds, commu-
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judge a student's academic
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dent who may be attending
that college, but who went
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orous," she said. "The stu-
dent could have straight
'A's, but the other student
could be a student that goes
to Pine View they may
not have straight 'A's, but
might be more academical-
ly prepared."
Personally, Laviolette
said he'd take the classroom
score over a standardized
test score "anytime."
"Because usually there's
a better correlation with
how well they will perform
in college with their GPA
than with the test score," he
said. 'A combination would
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to make decisions.
Recommendations are
developed by committees
or boards, said McKeon,
then a spokesman for the
committee is given five min-
utes to explain it to council
before council acts on it.
Sunshine laws, McKeon
said, have "helped stifle dis-
cussions."
He suggested doubling
the number of council
meetings by adding a coun-
cil workshop on the off-
weeks. (Council currently
meets the second and
fourth Tuesday of each
month.) That would also
keep the regular meetings
shorter, he said. The sugges-
tion was met with silence.
The Sunshine issue and
others, such as what to do
with the airport, have got-
ten people excited, he said.
"It has gotten very out of
hand and needs to be re-
solved quickly," he said of
the Sunshine suit.
"It's not a complicated


law," Carlesimo said. If we
don't follow it, he said, "we
will set ourselves up for a
bait and switch" by un-
scrupulous politicians.
Carlesimo reiterated his
position that if council
members or other defen-
dants are found "blatantly
violating" Sunshine laws
and public records laws
"then they shouldn't be
protected," and the city
shouldn't pay their legal
expenses.
Criticism
McKeon criticized Car-
lesimo for saying city coun-
cil is asleep at the wheel
when it comes to securing
state and federal funds,
holding up a photo of State
Rep. Doug Holder giving a
check to the city for
$171,000 toward park reno-
vation. He told Carlesimo
he shouldn't lie.
Carlesimo later admit-
ted he misstated the issue,
but stuck by his position.
"Theydidwrite acheckfor
$171,000 to subsidize a park,"


he said. "It was a grant."
But the point still stands,
he said.
"No one was up there in
this business cycle. And
(Rep. Holder) told me the
fact is there was more
money available."
Getting along
When asked about the
perception that the com-
munity is divided philo-
sophically and geographi-
cally, the replies were sur-
prising.
McKeon said he hadn't
noticed it last year, al-
though he admitted the
rancor over airport devel-
opment was an exception.
"I haven't seen the anger
and distrust," he said.
If it does exist, the new
city comprehensive plan
will go a long way toward
reuniting areas of the city
into a "cohesive whole," he
said.
Carlesimo said the per-
ception was accurate and
"more than intellectual."
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"We've got to stop the
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lays everything out on the
table."
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where a rezoning might be
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built down the road, "peo-
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to expect right from the
beginning" under smart-
growth principles.
Combined with new
rules that ensure an op-
portunity for public input,
that should help alleviate
the angst "and stop what's
going on right now in Ven-
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and more density under
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FRIDAY
OCT. 10, 2008


OPINION


GONDOLIER SUN EDITOR
BOB MUDGE
bmudge@venicegondolier.com

SUN EDITOR
BROOKY BROWN
bbrown@venicegondolier.com


OUR VIEW


Get to know us, get to know all about us


Attention Sarasota County Com-
mission candidates from District
1:
To get to South County, you can take
U.S. 41 to Venice and all the way into
North Port. Or meander west on State
Road 776 off U.S. 41 in South Venice all
the way to Englewood.You also can take
Interstate 75 south to Jacaranda Boul-
evard or River Road and head west, or
get off on Sumter Boulevard or Toledo
Blade Boulevard in North Port.
Come on down and get to know us a
little. We're a friendly bunch, but we
often feel like we're the "red-headed
stepchild" of Sarasota County. You'll
hear that phrase frequently in these
parts, so be ready for it.
The reason is that we've got some
special concerns down here and often
feel as though we're an afterthought
when it comes to county government,
since we're far from the seat of power in


downtown Sarasota.
No one likes to be taken for grant-
ed.
A recent story by Sun reporter Steven
J. Smith noted how seemingly unpre-
pared you all Jono Miller (a Dem-
ocrat), Carolyn Mason (a Republican)
and John Mullarkey (an independent)
- were at a candidates forum spon-
sored by the Southwest County Alliance
of Homeowners Associations.
"You've caught me blind-sided, to be
honest with you," Mullarkey said in
answer to one question.
To be fair, Mullarkey was not alone.
And the locals noticed.
"They've got to learn and learn
quickly about the rest of the county,
because we need more help down here.
They're not knowledgeable enough
about it," Alliance treasurer Jean Warner
of Englewood told Smith afterwards.
We understand that District 1 is in


the far northern section of the county,
so you may not be up to speed on South
County concerns. Fair enough. There's
bound to be a learning curve. We also
know, though, that commissioners rep-
resent the entire county, not just their
districts.
To help guide you through the rest of
the campaign, we've got some suggest-
ed areas of study. Here are some ques-
tions to be prepared for:
What's the biggest city in Sarasota
County? (Trick question).
*What can Sarasota County commis-
sioners do to improve relations with city
governments, especially North Port? Be
specific, please.
Do you support construction of a
new jail in South County? If so, should it
be situated in North Port?
What can you do to get funding for
the widening of U.S. 41 Bypass?
Do we need to improve River Road?


What steps have been taken in the past
year and what are the realistic options
for funding in the future?
The next time commission districts
are redrawn, would you favor a North
Port-only seat?
What area does the Lemon Bay
Watershed encompass? What can we do
to protect it?
SWhat was the Gottfried Stewardship
District? Would you have voted for it?
Why or why not?
What's the purpose of the Eng-
lewood Community Redevelopment
Area? What is the most pressing need
there?
Is the State Road 776 Corridor Plan
working?
What can we do to boost industrial
development in South County?
That's a good start. You may just find
a little homework will go a long way
with voters down here.


Vote 'no' on


Amendment 8


LARS A. HAFNER
GUEST COLUMNIST


High-profile amend-
ments on November's
ballot have grabbed atten-
tion while a lesser-known
amendment could raise
local taxes and cause unin-
tended consequences for
community colleges, Flor-
ida's point of entry to high-
er education for more than
800,000 students every
year.
Amendment 8, called
the local-option sales tax,
would allow counties to
increase their sales tax to
supplement the state's
funding of community
colleges. If it passes state-
wide, taxpayers in individ-
ual counties also would
have to vote for the tax.
The amendment was
placed on the ballot by the
Florida Taxation and Bud-
get Reform Commission
with what I believe were
good intentions to recog-
nize and promote the
valuable contributions of
community colleges. How-
ever, the commission did
not consider the amend-
ment's potential draw-
backs for the community
college system.
The Manatee Commun-
ity College District Board of
Trustees voted to take a
stand against Amendment
8 based on concerns that
the plan could create severe
inequities across the state
and encumber MCC at a
time when our college is
poised to expand.
The present funding
formula is based on the
philosophy that it is the
state's responsibility to
fund open-access com-
munity colleges in an
equalized manner based
on enrollment. Florida's 28
community colleges, in-
cluding those offering bac-
calaureate degrees, cur-
rently receive about 53
percent of their funding
from the state and about
43 percent from student
fees with the remainder
from grants, donations
and interest. The passage
of Amendment 8 could
shift the state's responsibil-
ity to local communities,
thereby creating a system
of "haves" and "have nots."
A further complication
is a requirement that all


counties in a college's dis-
trict would have to pass
the tax. This gives single-
county colleges a strong
advantage over multiple-
county colleges.
Consider a scenario in
which a large college in a
heavily populated, affluent
county (such as the amend-
ment's primary supporter,
Miami-Dade College)
handily passes the sales tax
and enjoys a multi-million
dollar windfall. Contrast
that to the position of a
small or mid-sized college
located in two or three
less-populated, perhaps
rural counties, including
some with pockets of
households that have be-
low-average income. It is
not reasonable to expect
taxpayers, who already are
feeling stressed, to vote for
another tax. The rich
would get richer, the poor
... well, you know.
Some of us who have
had front-row seats in
Tallahassee also fear that
the state would be tempt-
ed to look at Amendment 8
as a replacement fund for
the state's obligation in-
stead of a supplement. If
the amendment passes
and the state continues to
decrease funding to com-
munity colleges, the state
could say to individual col-
leges (whether or not they
have been able to pass it in
their counties), "You have
local taxing authority. Go
get funding."
If that were to happen,
it would not be the first
time that a new source of
funding designated as a
supplement to education
instead was used to re-
place dollars, similar to the
lottery.
Even though the MCC
board and administration
are opposed to Amend-
ment 8, if it were to pass
we might have no choice
but to ask voters in Sara-
sota and Manatee coun-
ties for support. Board
members and I are confi-
dent about the place Man-
atee Community College
holds in the hearts and
lives of residents and its
role in our region's eco-
nomic development, and
we are certain we would
make a strong case for this
cherished landmark insti-
tution to continue carry-
ing out its essential mis-
sion.
But we hope that is not
necessary. We want to stay
focused on moving for-
ward and building on the
community's excitement
and support for our plans
to lead in the areas of tech-
nology and four-year
degrees. This is not the
Please see VOTE, 7A


LETTERS FROM OUR READERS


Questions about baseball remain


Editor:
So you want baseball? OK. A couple of things need to
be brought out in the open.
Florida Statutes Section 129.08 expresses legal re-
quirements for "excess indebtedness" and the responsi-
bilities of the officials involved.
In order to use funds for the Red Sox, the legal require-
ment is that such indebtedness has to be a part of the
expenditure allowed by law or county ordinance in
this case, a part of an already existing budget approved
and passed.
In the existing budget are designated expenditures or
obligations for revenues, present and projected.
Only after these obligations are met may any other
expenditures be made, and only for the remaining bal-
ance of"nonobligated" funds.
The policies dictated by law require open meetings
for public input on actions by government officials in the
state of Florida.
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correctly advertised?
Was the real reason of luring the Red Sox ac
well?
One problem is that indebtedness was vote
Ed Smith Stadium by referendum in the city
Will funding only come from outside of
Sarasota?
Now it is the intent of the Sarasota Co
mission to take all loose funding and apply
Red Sox?
North Port, Sarasota, and Sarasota Count
an adversarial relationship for a long time. W
Sarasota County Commission want to anta
city of Fort Myers?


Did they get
an invitation?
Editor:
While I applaud Mr.
McKeon's initiative in tak-
ing the Sunshine Law
workshop, I find an under-
standing of the law less
than noteworthy.
After my appointment
to two Sarasota County
boards, I was required to
take a more-comprehen-
sive, day-long Sunshine
Law workshop before I
was permitted to begin my
service. It's interesting to
note that communica-


tions within th
were even mo
attorneys who
vise us on the p
violations, pro
ther preventic
problems Vei
faces.
Perhaps the
McKeon expect
this most recen
have already I
Perhaps he sh
invited those w
onstrated need

Emi


Carlesimo is running
against McKeon and ohn
Osmulski for Venice City
Council Seat 2.

Seeking to bridge
the divide
Editor:
When Council Member
Rick Tacy decided not to
run for re-election for seat
2 on Venice City Council,
this left an important
opportunity for someone
to run who knows the
mood of the city, both on
the elected side and that of
the people. Who better
than someone with exten-


ray*ne r"" sive experience from hav-
vertised as ing served on a variety of
advertised as
city boards?
Since last November's
ed down on
ofd down on election a growing divide
O iaraso between those who want
the city of
little or no growth and
Those referred to as the
that to the "developers" has become
clearly evident. When I
Sh h decided to run, it was to
hy does the represent all the people.
gy does the As a general contractor,
totally involved only in
additions and remodeling
Drake Bailey of people's homes and
Venice businesses in the Venice
area, I am in a unique
position to provide bal-
ose boards ance among the compet-
'nitored by ing factions.
would ad- I will not seek financial
potential for support from any PAC in
viding fur- order to run as a candidate
on of the of and for all the people. To
nice now that end, my campaign
will be frugal with few
people Mr. signs but much shoe
ed to see at leather as it is important to
t workshop meet with people and
been there. gauge their wants and
lould have desires.
vith a dem- The future of our lovely
city is in the balance, and
balance is what I propose
lio Carlesimo to bring to decision mak-
Venice ing if elected.


We must make the
effort to work together to
solve common problems.
The city is not just "the
island" it encompasses
many diverse communi-
ties that all deserve to be
represented and their
desires heard.
I will ensure that all are
represented if I have the
privilege to serve.

John Osmulski
Venice

Social Security is
already taxed
Editor:
I am appalled by the
disinformation I read
about Barack Obama in
the Letters and Let'em
Have It sections of the
Venice Gondolier Sun.
A recent letter com-
plained that Obama
would tax Social Security.
Social Security has been
taxed for some years; I
know because I pay taxes
on my Social Security in-
come.
As a single person I am
taxed (on income and
Social Security) at a higher
rate than married couples;
the threshold for taxation
of Social Security benefits
is lower than that of a cou-
ple. I also pay additional
charges for my Part B
Medicare; again, the
threshold for single tax-
payers is quite low.
The letter writer who
complained that Obama
would tax Social Security is
misinformed; some of us
have paid taxes on Social
Security for years.
Check it out.

Bette (Naomi) Voit
Venice





SUN NEWSPAPERS 7A


A small price for to pay for paradise


"We live in paradise."
I hear that all the time.
And for the most part, I
agree. We are indeed privi-
leged.
The weather, the
beaches, the small-
town feel with a
great downtown;
the list goes on and
on. But in my opinion,
the privilege of living in
paradise comes with an
obligation to help keep it
that way.
Many of the things that
make the Venice area spe-
cial didn't just happen.
Many people spend many
hours and give many dol-
lars to make our commu-
nity a better place to live,
work and play.
The Venice Theatre, the
Venice Art Center, the
Venice Public Library and
Venice Regional Medical
Center all have a cadre of
volunteers who donate
thousands of hours to our
community. Gulf Coast


Community Foundation
of Venice, the Ehrhart
Family Foundation and
many others donate thou-
sands of dollars to our
community to make it a
better place to make it
paradise.
So, what can you do? It
is my opinion that each of
us has an obligation to do
something to earn the
privilege to continue to
live here. Most of us
earned the ability to move
here from somewhere else.
That is all well and good.
But our oblig-
ation


W" does not
stop there. We
all need to earn our privi-
lege to stay here.
As I mentioned, there
are many ways to volun-
teer and contribute to our
paradise. But maybe you
are not a joiner, or maybe
it's just "not your bag."
Well, there is a way that


you can earn your right all
by yourself.
The next time you are
out and about, pick up a
piece of litter and put it in
a trash receptacle. You will
be amazed at how good it
will make you feel. Im-
agine how much more
beautiful our community
would be if it were litter
free.
I know: Why should you
have to pick up someone
else's litter? Why can't we
teach people not to litter?
Ain't gonna happen. Jerks
will be jerks. But if each of
us picks up one piece of
trash every day, our little
corner of paradise in going
to be even better.
So give it a try. Commit
to picking up one piece of
litter every day. You might
even join in on a beach
clean-up or some other
activity that will make our
community a more
beautiful place to live,
work and play.
For ideas on how
you can earn your priv-
ilege to live in paradise,
give us a call at Venice Area
Beautification Inc., 207-
VABI, or go to our Web site,
www.vabi.org, and make a
commitment, as I have, to
pick up one piece of litter
every day.
It just feels good.

Don Hay is president of
Venice Area Beautification
Inc.


VOTE from Page 8A


time to be confused about
the MCC mission or ask
taxpayers to pay more
taxes, no matter how wor-
thy the cause.


Join us in reminding the
state of its fundamental
obligation to fund Florida's
community colleges. This
November, please vote


"no" on Amendment 8.

Lars A. Hafner, Ph.D., is
president of Manatee
Community College.


LET'EM HAVE IT: SHOULD MORE ELECTED COUNTY OFFICES BE NONPARTISAN?
CALL US AT 207-1111.


Lights are out and nobody's home


Undeliverable. I have a favor to ask the Venice
Gondolier Sun. I live on a street where five houses are
abandoned, foreclosed, whatever, but yet, every week
the paper insists on dropping papers off there. My sug-
gestion is, if it looks like nobody lives there, the paper
should not deliver there; in a couple of days, send anoth-
er paper boy out and collect all the papers that are sitting
there rotting in the storm drainage system.
EDITOR'S NOTE: It's hard to handle circulation issues
though the Let'em Have It Line. Call 207-1300 with the
address in question.

Where's MainStreet?
Don't journalists use the TIC
who, what, when and NOTICE OF
where anymore? That was G E A
a nice photo spread on GENERAL
Venice MainStreet, but it
didn't say where the event NOTICE is hereby given that
was held. It looked like, Regular General Municipal Ele
maybe, the Venice Yacht 2008, for the purpose of fil
Club, but I don't know. It Councilmember.
would have been nice to CANDIDATES:
let us know. Seat No. 1 Councilmember (3-Yea
EDITOR'S NOTE: The event John K. Moore (unopposed)
was held at the Holiday
House, 455 North U.S. 41 Seat No. 2 Councilmember (3-Ye;
Bypass. Emilio Carlesimo
As advertised. I'm tell- Thomas C. "Kit" McKeon
As advertised. I'm tell- o mery Osm
John Emery Osmulski
ing you, I'm very upset
about Greg Giles' political POLLING PLACES:
advertisements for Kit Precinct 21 Cathedral of the Epip
McKeon in Sunday's Precinct 36 & 63 Emmanuel LuthE
Gondolier Sun. If he is Precinct 45 Country Club Estates
going to run a political Precinct 61 Venetian Golf and Riv
advertisement he should Precinct 62 & 64 Church of the N;
av semen e si Precinct 88 Bay Indies, 950 Ridge
label it as a political Precinct 89 Venice Community CE
advertisement. This guy, Precinct 130 Knights of Columbus
McKeon, is worse than Precinct 150 Waterford Sports Cli
the no-growth people.
Anyway, you should be Early voting will be at Supervis
fair and balanced. And I Monday, October 20 and ending
don't think your coverage hours for weekdays are 8:30 a.m
of Mr. Cresimo, who's a.m. 1:00 p.m., and Sundays fro
of Mr. Carlesimo, who's
running against him, was Absentee ballots can be reque,
fair and gave him equal Elections office at 941.861.8600.
time. Greg Giles' story was
a political advertisement All registered voters in the City
and should have been vote.
labeled such.
EDITOR'S NOTE: We will be Publish: October 10 and 24, 2008


doing extensive profiles on
all three candidates for
Venice City Council.
McKeon's was the first.
Other options. In your
article this morning
about the airport, you for-
got two of Sue's options.
One is close the airport,
the other is use it for bal-
loons only.



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Home sales stabilize,


but prices drop to sell


BY ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST

Dramatic drops in
property prices for Sep-
tember are indicated in
the most recent report out
this week from the Venice
Area Board of Realtors.
The effects of the interna-
tional economic down-
turn are evident and Ven-
ice is certainly not escap-
ing the turmoil.
Surprisingly, sales com-
pared favorably with the
same month two years ago
when most pundits advis-
ed market conditions were
not good, but likely would
recover by mid-2008.
In Venice the latest
report indicates two-bed-
room home sales were 20
in 2006, 21 in 2007 and 20


in 2008. Three-bedroom
home sales were 44 in
2006, 49 in 2007 and 44 in
2008. Condo sales mir-
rored the homes at 16
(2006), 26 (2007) and 16
(2008).
Overall, indications are
that savvy Realtors contin-
ue to pursue every oppor-
tunity and buyers are still
attracted to properties in
this part of the state.
Median prices have
continued their freefall,
however. The median
price of a two-bedroom
home was $190,000 in
2006, fell to $140,700 in
2007 and now is $135,969,
a drop of $54,031 (28.4
percent) in two years.
The median price of a
three-bedroom home has
dropped even more in the


past two years. For this
category, which averages
the highest monthly sales
in the Venice area, the
decrease was $57,000 (20
percent), from $285,000 in
2006 to $228,000 now.
The condo median
price has fallen over the
last two years by $51,500
(24.4 percent), from
$209,000 in 2006 to
$157,500 today.
This is certainly not an
encouraging report for
local homeowners, partic-
ularly those purchased a
property in 2005-06. How-
ever, for buyers who have
the finances and are in-
clined to invest, now
would seem to be the time
to pick up some real bar-
gain-priced properties.
businews@comcast.net


Italian fashion designers opening store


ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST


Since arriving in Venice
in August, Luigi and Sofia
Ferraro have acquired a
home on the island and
are busy planning the
opening of a new store
downtown.
Sewing Creative, 101 W
Venice Ave., Suite 17, in the
Island Plaza, is scheduled
to open Nov. 3. Sofia Fer-
raro is co-owner with Pa-
ola Colon, who has lived
and worked in Venice for
nine years. The women
have a combined 15 years
experience in styling, de-
signing and making cloth-
es for men, women and
children. They are intro-
ducing custom-made Ital-
ian summer styles and will
offer a sewing, repair and
alteration service.
An art director, Sofia
Ferraro makes evening
dresses, day wear and spe-
cial costumes for Christ-
mas, New Year, other holi-
days, birthdays and cele-
brations.
"Customers can enjoy
Italian espresso coffee and
desserts while their mea-
surements are taken for
styling and designing new
clothes," said Ferraro.
The Ferraros have lived
and worked in both Italy
and Basle, Switzerland,
where they participated in
fashion competitions in
Milano and Naples, Italy.


Store hours will be 9 a.m.-
8 p.m. weekdays.
Electric cars
Electric, exotic and
classic cars will be avail-
able soon in Nokomis with
the opening of Autobar,
401 Laurel Road, across
from Laurel Post Office.
Owners Nicole and
Gerard Sullivan were in
the construction business
in Zimbabwe until coming
to Sarasota 10 years ago to
work in real estate. In their
new business they are in-
troducing pre-owned Ford
and GEM street-legal bat-
tery-powered cars.
Similar in design to golf
carts, the two- and four-
seat vehicles have maxi-
mum speeds of 25-40 mph
and travel 40 miles on a
seven-to-eight-hour bat-
tery charge. These beefed-
up vehicles are equipped
with windscreen, lights
and a hom.
"They're definitely for
retirees to go shopping
and RV owners to tow,"
said Sullivan.
He will be buying and
selling '60s and '70s classic,
collector's and modem con-
vertible exotic cars. Busi-
ness hours are 10 a.m.-3
p.m. weekdays. Call 266-
2487.
Realtor's donation
program continues
Local Realtor Wayne
Welsh continues with his
charity donation program,
this week handing a check
to Agape Flights.
In 2007 he launched the
project in the already chal-
lenging real estate market.
He donates 10 percent of
his commissions to the
seller's chosen charity.
Since implementing the
promotion he has proudly
donated $27,700 to 36


charities primarily operat-
ing in Venice and South
Sarasota County. Dona-
tions total $18,000 this
year.
After retiring as a battal-
ion chief for Sarasota Coun-
ty Emergency Services,
Welsh entered real estate
with Re/Max Alliance
Group in Venice.
Beach fashion show
Downtown stores Joe-
Lee Fashions, SunBug and
The Barefoot Contessa, all
on WestVenice Avenue, are
providing clothing and
swimsuits for the Flip
Flops & Fashion Luncheon
and Fashion Show benefit-
ing Children First.
Founded in 1961, Chil-
dren First serves more
than 500 of the county's
neediest children from
birth to age 5.
The first South County
fashion show includes a
luncheon hosted by
Sharky's On The Pier. It
starts at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday,
Oct. 28, at Sharky's, 1600
South Harbor Drive. Tickets
are $40. Call 953-5507.
Thursday strolls
starting
The annual migration
south of our snowbird
friends has begun, and rest-
aurants and retailers are
anxiously awaiting an up-
turn in the local economy.
For those city visitors
and residents who have
returned, Venice Main-
Street is starting the Thurs-
day evening strolls on Oct.
16. Retailers and restau-
rants on West Venice Ave-
nue, West Miami Avenue,
West Tampa Avenue,
South Nokomis Avenue
and surrounding areas will
keep their doors open in
the evening.
businews@comcast.net


Outside dining put on hold


BY ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST


It's been a dream deferred for the
owner of the newly opened downtown
Dream Cafe. On the second day after it
opened, the city code enforcement offi-
cer ordered her to remove tables and
chairs set up for sidewalk dining.
Polish immigrant Kasia Marszalek is
the owner of The Dream Cafe, 117 W
Venice Ave., which replaced James Place
Grill. Her check had been accepted by the
city for a sidewalk dining permit, so she
assumed she could provide the service to
diners.
"There has always been outdoor din-
ing there," said David Macrae, a down-
town property owner who owns the
building the cafe is in.
Marszalek thought she had complied
with all city requirements before open-
ing, having obtained a certificate of occu-
pancy and insurance. She leased the
premises knowing it had outside dining, a
necessity to encourage business.
Following the code officer's first visit,
she took her permit application and fee
payment check to city hall. Raeanne
Keefe, executive assistant, accepted both
and said the permit would take two or
three days according to Marszalek.
Keefe confirmed receiving the check,
but said there were no outside dining
details on the sketch submitted.
Marszalek needed to get the sketch
redone and resubmit it, she said.
Assuming acceptance of her permit
payment would allow her to proceed,


Cutting the


Marszalek put the tables and chairs out-
side and customers enjoyed using them.
For the remainder of the week nobody
called or complained.
Then Pat Stuehler, the code enforce-
ment officer, ordered Marszalek to
remove the tables and chairs following a
complaint, source unknown, that outside
dining was taking place without a permit.
"We removed everything," said Mar-
szalek.
Stuehler also instructed her to remove
a homemade banner as she had no per-
mit for it. Keefe said all signs have to be
approved by the city planning depart-
ment and a permit issued.
According to Keefe, a permit for side-
walk dining has to be approved by eight
city departments; it could take a week or
two to receive approval from all depart-
ments. Marszalek was told a temporary
permit cannot be issued.
"If we don't have the tables outside it
looks like we are closed," said Marszalek.
"I am sorry I cannot have the sign as
everybody driving by could see it is now a
Polish American restaurant and I am
open."
She hopes to receive the sidewalk din-
ing permit very soon and until then will
stand at the door encouraging customers
to enter.
Despite the disappointing setbacks,
she said, "I am very happy to have opened
in Venice as I have customers who like the
food and come back to eat breakfast,
lunch and dinner."

businews@comcast.net


purse strings


PHOTO COURTESY OF VENICE ISLAND PURSES
Venice Island Purses, 235 W. Venice Ave., recently celebrated its grand opening with a rib-
bon-cutting ceremony thanks to the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce.


BIZ BRIEFS
Biz Briefs features notices of business-
related events and meetings, new hires
and promotions, new businesses and sig-
nificant professional awards, honors and
achievements. Submissions should be e-
mailed to bmudge@venicegondoliercom.
Chamber calendar
*Wake Up!Venice, Wednesday, Oct. 15,
7:45 a.m., Venice Regional Medical Cen-
ter, 540 The Rialto; free.
Business After Five, Thursday, Oct.
23, 5:30 p.m., Marine Max, 1485 South
Tamiami Trail; $5 members, $10 non-
members.
Network Lunch, Monday, Oct. 27,
11:45 a.m., Jacaranda West Country Club,
1901 Jacaranda Blvd.; RSVP to Charleen
Myers, 488-2236.
Idea fest
Creative-visioning coaches Helena
and Anne Hart host an idea fest Oct. 16
and 23, 7-9 p.m., $15 per class. Call 966-
6190.
Marketing workshop
SCORE presents its workshop,
Marketing and Sales, at the Sarasota
County Technical Institute, Beneva Road,
Oct. 18, from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
This is a free workshop for anyone who
has started a business or is exploring
ways to expand the business and increase
sales. Advance registration is required.
Visit www.score-suncoast.org for online
registration.
Mortgage seminar
The Suncoast Chapter of the Florida
Association of Mortgage Brokers hosts an
educational seminar for mortgage pro-
fessionals on Thursday, Oct. 16, from 5:30
to 7 p.m. at Sam Seltzer's Steakhouse,
7113 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
Attendees will hear from Tampa-based
Terrace Mortgage Company's top under-
writer, Jane Kolocotrones and Suntrust
Mortgage representative Curt O'Neil.


Participants will also receive information
on the Identity Theft Red Flags Rule,
which requires all mortgage broker busi-
nesses, lenders, title companies, and
appraisers to have a Red Flag Identity
Theft manual in place by Nov. 1.
Cost is $20, which includes dinner. For
more information or to register, call
Margaret Kennedy at 993-5084; e-mail
suncoast@famb.org; or visit www.famb
suncoast.com.
MCC hosts procurement summit
Local business owners can learn how
to pursue purchasing contracts with local
government and educational entities in a
procurement summit from 7:30 a.m. to 2
p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Manatee
Community College Lakewood Ranch,
7131 Professional Parkway East.
Participants will have the opportunity
to speak with local representatives from
MCC, the University of South Florida,
Manatee School District and others. They
also will learn how to become a federal
8(a)-certified vendor, which permits
doing business with federal agencies.
The cost of $25 includes breakfast and
lunch. For more information or to regis-
ter, call 408-1412 or 363-7000.
Lisanti promoted at TideWell
TideWell Hospice and Palliative Care
has named Birgit Lisanti to the position of
regional director for Sarasota County,
effective Aug. 1.
A health-care professional with 30
years of experience, Lisanti has served as
TideWell's administrative director of crisis
services since December 2006. Prior to
assuming that position, she was Tide-
Well's administrative director for assisted
living facilities.
Lisanti will be responsible for the
development and provision of hospice
care services. She will be tasked with cre-
ating areas for business growth, building
community relationships and strength-
ening care and services.


Hammer time





SUN NEWSPAPERS 9A


POLICE BEAT

Firefighters
stop gas leak
Venice firefighters stop-
ped a gas leak at Pinebrook
Rehabilitation and Nursing
Center, 1240 Pinebrook
Road, Wednesday morning.
According to a city press
release, a contracted utility
worker ruptured a three-
quarter-inch gas line
while digging in the area.
Firefighters responded to
the scene and managed to
stop the leak without inci-
dent. The adjacent nursing
facility did not require
evacuation.
Venice Police
Department arrests
Scott W Bull, 46, 900
block Laurel Ave., Venice.
Charge: aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon (two
counts), domestic battery
(two counts). Bond: none.
Sarah R. Groves, 51,
1000 block Roberta St.,
Venice. Charge: domestic
battery. Bond: none.
Terry J. Roberts, 60,
2900 block Nocturne Road,
Venice. Charge: out-of-
county warrant. Bond:
$323.
Jerome L. Verfaillie, 39,
400 block Palmetto Court,
Venice. Charge: domestic
battery. Bond: none.
Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office arrests
Heather C. Cameron,
32, 1700 block Auburn
Lakes Drive, Venice. Charge:
domestic battery. Bond:
none.
James Demaio, 25,
1700 block Auburn Lakes
Drive, Venice. Charge:
domestic battery. Bond:
none.
Kim M. Handy, 41, 900
block Everest Road, Venice.
Charge: violation of proba-
tion. Bond: $5,000.
Jon B. Keenan, 47, 300
block Lake Road, Venice.
Charge: violation of proba-
tion. Bond: $3,000.
Robert Kerns, 51, 300
block Shell Road, Venice.
Charge: DUI. Bond: $500.
Jeffrey M. Lahtinen,
42, 4700 block Rainbow
Road, Venice. Charge: out-
of-county warrant. Bond:
none.


OBITUARIES


Florence M. Kinnear
Florence M. Kinnear, age
95, of Venice, Fla., died on
Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008. She
was born in Mechanics-
burg, Ohio, on Aug. 10,
1913, and came to the
Venice area from Colum-
bus, Ohio, over 20 years
ago.
She worked for F&R
Lazarus Department Store
in Columbus and was
a member of Covenant
Evangelical Church.
Surviving family mem-
bers include her brother,
Donald Gulley, and his
wife, Wanda, of Dresden,
Ohio. She was prede-
ceased by her first hus-
band, Charles Cook, and
her second husband,
Howard Kinnear.
Services: Services will be
held at a later date in
Ohio. Farley Funeral
Home, Venice, Fla., is in
charge of arrangements.
To send condolences, visit
www.farleyfuneralhome.
com.
Contributions: Memorial
donations may be made to
the American Cancer
Society.
Roy O'Haver Jr.
Roy O'Haver Jr. died
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, at
his home in
Venice, Fla.,
on his 75th
birthday.
Roy spent
40 years in
the telecom-
munications
business,
S retiring in
O'Haver 1997 as vice
president of
Fidelity Communi-
cations. He spent
35 of those years as
an area manager


with Sprint in Missouri and
Kansas.
Roy and Ginny had been
residents of Venice for 11
years, moving from Rolla,
Mo. Roy was active at the
Christ United Methodist
Church, where he served as
trustee. He served in the
Korean War with the U.S.
Navy, and was a member of
the Masonic Lodge and
American Legion Post 159
in Venice. Roy was an
active golfer, belonging to
the Venice Golf & Country
Club.
He is survived by his
wife of 54 years, Virginia
(nee Jolly) O'Haver; a
daughter, Patricia (Mark)
O'Haver-Kowalski of
Dublin, Ohio; and two
grandsons, Daniel and
Brandon Kowalski. He
was preceded in death by
his parents, Roy J. and
Maeola O'Haver, and two
brothers, Bill and Johnny
O'Haver.
Services: Visitation will be
held from 4 to 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 10, at Farley
Funeral Home in Venice. A
memorial service will be
held at 10 a.m. Saturday,
Oct. 11, at Christ United
Methodist Church. Burial
will be at a later date at
the Sarasota National
Cemetery in Sarasota.
Farley Funeral Home in
Venice is handling the
arrangements. To send
condolences, visit www.
farleyfuneralhome.com.
Contributions: In lieu of
flowers, memorial dona-
tions may be made to the
South County Food
Pantry, 800 South Tamiami
Trail, Venice, FL 34285; or
to the Christ United
Methodist Church Garden
Crew, 1475 Center Road,
Venice, FL 34292.


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Salesman arrested



on fraud charges


BY JON BRANTHOOVER
STAFF WRITER


The Venice Police Department arrest-
ed an Auto Mall of Venice sales manager
Tuesday on charges of scheming to
defraud a finance company after a com-
plaint of missing down-payment money
resulted in aVPD investigation.
Police accuse Scott P Martin, 57, of at
least 13 instances of providing false infor-
mation to financial companies that pro-
vide car loans.
Apolice report states the
owners of the Auto Mall of
Venice, John and Janet
Hartranft, contacted police
in May regarding missing .
cash deposits on several of
Martin's sales. They told
police they believed Martin
was keeping the money
rather than turning it in to Martin
the dealership.
When interviewed by police, Martin
said he did not keep any money, but
rather he had been inflating the down-
payment amounts on paper in order to
obtain financing for customers with mar-
ginal credit.
Martin said institutions will not finance
people with marginal credit unless they
make a large down payment on the car. He
told police that the law could be circum-
vented by issuing what he called a "rebate."
Method
Martin said he would draw up a bill of
sale with an inflated down payment in
order to satisfy the institution's require-
ments, inflate the cost of the vehicle on
paper, write a check to customers and then
coach them on what to say to the finance
company when it called about the loan.


Martin even gave an example of his
scheme to police. He said if a car sold for
$10,000 and the finance company
requires a $2,000 down payment but the
customer can only afford to put $1,000
down, Martin would report that the cus-
tomer made a $2,000 payment, raise the
price of the car on paper by $1,000, and
issue a rebate to the customer for $1,000.
"Here comes the good part," he told
police.
Martin said he would then instruct the
customer to tell the finance company
that he paid a $2,000 down payment. He
said this was so the customer could not
blame him for the scheme.
Evidence
Police dug through company records
and found 13 instances where customers
paid less than what they reported to
finance companies.
One bill of sale for a 2006 Ford showed
a down payment of $2,000. The purchas-
er, Kristen Lee, told police she had actual-
ly made a down payment of only $500.
Another customer, Laura David, told
police she purchased a 2000 Buick with a
down payment of only $300. The bill of
sale sent to AmeriCredit Financial
Services, however, reported a down pay-
ment of $2,000.
It is unclear from the police report how
much money Martin falsely claimed to
financial institutions; however, police say
they had sufficient evidence to believe
Martin knowingly executed a scheme to
defraud automobile finance companies.
Martin was released Tuesday on a
$2,500 bond.
The owners of the Auto Mall of Venice
were unavailable for comment.

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SUN PHOTOS BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.com
Coach Brian Wheatley giving the girls a pep talk before their game against P.K.Yonge Developmental Research School.



Wheatley: 'Our best, most




complete match of the year'


BY TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR


Maybe the Venice High School
volleyball team is finally over the
hump.
The Indians have taken their
lumps this season against tough
competition and it only gets
tougher down the stretch. After a 25-
14,26-24,25-23 sweep of Gainesville
PK. Yonge Developmental Research
School, Venice appears to be at or
near a turning point.
"Maybe, just maybe, something's
clicking," Venice head coach Brian
Wheatley said after the hard-fought
win. "I'm a little hesitant to say that
just yet, but hopefully something's
kind of going in one ear and not get-
ting lost out the other. I can't say
enough for this team. They are will-
ing to do whatever."
Venice found themselves trailing
in all three games. The Blue Wave
led by as much as six and forced
Venice into a game-point situation
in game two, but the Indians never
backed down.
"They were cool, calm and confi-
dent the whole time. We had to
come back in all three games,"
Wheatley said. "Our backs were
against the wall tonight and, maybe
for the first time this season, I didn't
feel it. I didn't feel like we were going
to self destruct. They played great."
It started early.
PK.Yonge jumped out to an early


6-2 lead in game one behind tough
service from sophomore Collyn
Welsch. Venice sophomore Payton
Herschberger responded with some
"thunderous" serves of her own as
Venice went on an 11-0 run to take a
13-6 lead. That momentum carried
the Indians through to a 25-14 win.
The Blue Wave struck again early
in game two, taking a 14-8 lead. But
kills by juniors Jillian Allen, Dorothy
Rahal and Whitney Steranko helped
lift Venice to a 22-21 lead. PK.Yonge
fought back to a 24-23 game-point
lead before an Allen kill and two
straight kills by junior Emily Daniels
gave Venice the 26-24 win.
"Emily made some big kills down
the stretch in game two," Wheatley
said. "I mean, big kills."
In game three, it was the Blue
Wave that battled back from an early
deficit. Venice led 9-3 before PK.
came back to lead 14-13. The lead
changed hands three more times
down the stretch, but Venice wound
up on top 25-23 thanks in part to
four kills and an ace from Rahal.
Rahal led Venice with 13 kills, but
the match was bookended by some
stellar performances by Herschberger
and Daniels, who subbed in and out
for each other for much of the night.
Daniels started the match a little
shaky, and Wheatley yanked her
from the game in favor of
Herschberger. She answered the call
with 11 straight service points,
including two aces.


When Daniels returned, she was
back on her game with two huge
kills in game two. She finished the
night with seven kills and a team-
high 15 digs. Three of those kills
came during the Blue Wave's come-
back in game three.
"I just knew that when I went
back in there (in game two), I had to
be there for my team," Daniels said.
"If you mess up, you're out, but then
you've got to come back in and
show what you're made of."
Wheatley subbed early and often
in this match, keeping fresh legs on
the floor and fostering competition
between his own players.
"He likes to see us compete,"
Daniels said. "If one of us is strug-
gling, he'll put the other one in and
that makes the one that's sitting
think'oh, I've got to go out there and
go for it.' I love it."
Venice faces four more state
powers before the start of the
District 5A-12 tournament Oct. 27.
"Murderer's row," asWheatley called
it, begins Tuesday at Evangelical
Christian School. Tampa and
Berkeley preparatory schools visit
Venice before a trip to Fort Myers
High School closes out the regular
season.
"We're in the first season and
we're just trying to get ready for the
second season," Wheatley said.
"We're going to build on tonight's
match. It's definitely something to
build on."


Golf teams




wrap up




first season


BY TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR


It's been a long season
for Venice High School
golfer Mike Felix. He
played in the first match of
the season but didn't qual-
ify again until the final
match Wednesday at
Stoneybrook Golf Club in
Bradenton.
Coming into the 18th
green in the Indians' quad-
match with Lakewood
Ranch, Fort Myers and
Barron Collier high schools,
Felix was 8-over par.
"I can make it seven,"
he said as his ball waited
about two fee off the back
of the green.
His chip came close,
but it didn't quite fall.
"I thought I was on," he
said after finishing 8-over.
"I try to forget the bad
shots and just enjoy the
game."
Felix's 38 wound up get-
ting dropped from Venice's
156 total, good enough
for second place behind
Barron Collier (13-3) with
145. Lakewood Ranch (22-
7) finished with 158 and
Fort Myers (16-1) shot 159.
The Indians' low round
of the day came from
Spencer Dunford (36).
Dunford hit eight of nine
greens and six of seven
fairways on his way to
even par. He sunk a 20-
foot birdie putt on No. 10
to start the day, but never
made another one. He two
putted his way across the
course for seven pars and


a bogey on a par-3.
"I missed a couple with-
in 10 (feet), but I rolled it
pretty well," he said. "I did-
n't miss anything inside 5."
Erick Bennett (40), Tim
Garofalo (39), Tyler Jones
(41) and Kyle Collison (41)
rounded out the scoring
for Venice (20-4). Barron
Collier's Matt Lawrence
and Nik Busaujara (35)
were the low medalists.
Stoneybrook will host
this season's Region 2A-5
tournament. If the Indians
make it out of districts
Monday, they will have the
more-difficult nine still
fresh is their memory.
In girls action, the Lady
Indians are on a hot streak.
Venice shot a season-
low 185 Tuesday and tied it
Thursday to go 3-1 for the
week. Casey Kennedy and
Crystal Smith haven't shot
higher than a 38. Taylor
Olson and Maggie Kowalik
continued to shave strokes
off their score as both of
them broke 60 for the first
time this week.
"Scores like that give us
a chance to be in the run-
ning (for districts)," head
coach Wayne Robertson
said. "It's hard to tell if
that's going to be enough,
but we'll see."
Both the girls and boys
team concluded their "first
season" this week. The "sec-
ond season" begins with
the district tournaments
Monday at Kingsway
Country Club for the boys
and at Capri Isles Golf Club
for the girls.


SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.com
Venice's Spencer Dunford marks his ball.


HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCOUTING REPORT


Venice's opponent this week: Port Charlotte


BY TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR


PORT CHARLOTTE
HIGH SCHOOL
District: 5A-11
Record: (2-2, 0-1)
Mascot: Pirates
Colors: Red and black
Game time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Powell-Davis Stadium
(Venice)
Radio: The Beach 98.9 FM

Last year
Port Charlotte High School's young
football team stumbled their way to a 3-7
record in 2007. The defense struggled
along the way, giving up 30 or more
points five times.
A solid 2-2 start was followed by a mis-
erable run down the stretch, as Port
Charlotte lost five of its last six games. The
first of that stretch was a 46-13 beating at
the hands ofVenice High School. The sole
win, however, was a road upset of
Charlotte High School the Pirates first
win in the rivalry since 1990 and only the
second since its inception in 1982.
The good news for the Pirates is that
most of those young players from a year


ago are back. Port Charlotte returns eight
defensive starters and nine offensive
starters, including quarterback Sam
Thurston and wideout Mikhail Morgan.
Thurston threw for more than 1,000 yards
in 2007 and Morgan had 32 receptions for
390 yards.
Against Venice last season, Port
Charlotte managed just 47 rushing yards
as Venice piled up 271. The Pirates moved
the ball through the air (157 yards pass-
ing), but Venice quarterback Trey Burton
had maybe his best game of the year,
going 13-for-18 for 218 yards, three
touchdowns and no interceptions.
Last week
The Pirates bounced back from a clos-
er-than-it-looked 35-14 loss to Manatee
High School Sept. 26 with a 38-14 drub-
bing of Lemon Bay High School (0-4) last
week.
Like the Indians, Port Charlotte also
led 21-0 in the first period after three
rushing touchdowns by senior running
back Joey Bennett. He returned the open-
ing kickoff 75 yards to the Manta Rays' 5-
yard-line to set the tone for the game.
Port Charlotte displayed what could
be a new home-run threat in Alwyn
Laplace. He got his first eight carries of
the season against Lemon Bay, making
the most of them for 118 yards and a
touchdown. Bennett finished the game


with 48 yards and three scores.
This week
The Pirates don't run up huge num-
bers on offense, averaging just 227 yards
of total offense per game.
Bennett is the leading rusher with 223
yards and six touchdowns on 64 carries.
Thurston is mobile enough to get out of
trouble, rushing 34 times for 67 yards and
a score. Keep your eye out for Laplace,
who will be looking to establish himself
after a big day against the Mantas.
Port Charlotte's biggest threat is the
Thurston-Morgan connection. Thurston
has thrown for 424 yards this season and
Morgan has been on the receiving end of
270 of those yards. The only touchdown
pass thrown has been to Morgan.
Defensively, the Pirates allow 248 yards
of total offense pretty evenly distributed
between the run and the pass. That's not
a lot of yards, but they've allowed 30.25
points per game so far.
How Port Charlotte can win
The Pirates like to put eight men in the
box and stop the run first. The problem
with that is that if you try to stifle Dri
Archer, Burton is going to throw over the
top.
Port Charlotte needs to get pressure on
Burton and throw off this timing. If they
can get the junior quarterback unsettled,


they'll be able to key in on the run game.
On offense, the Pirates need to pound
the ball with Bennett and chew as much
clock as possible. Playing keep-away has-
n't work thus far against Venice, though,
so they'll need to rely on Thurston and
Morgan to find the end zone.
It was a big week in special teams last
week as the Pirates returned a kickoff 75
yards and blocked a punt for a touchdown.
Solid defense and a big play or two on
special teams could spell upset.
How Venice can win
Stay focused. It's homecoming week
and coaches were not pleased with a
lackluster practice on Tuesday. By kickoff
only two distractions will remain: home-
coming court (halftime) and homecom-
ing dance (Saturday). Not to mention all
the alumni in the stands.
Eight men in the box has proven to be
no problem, because the Indians just go
to the air. Burton and his receivers need
only to keep their mind on the game and
off their dates.
The bottom line
Port Charlotte is dangerous enough to
catch a distracted Venice team off guard.
If the Pirates take an early lead, watch to
see how Venice will react. They haven't
trailed all season.
Tripp's pick: Venice 20, Port Charlotte 14









New voters lined up to the deadline


BY STEVE REILLY
STAFF WRITER

Monday was a very busy day
for local election officials.
Sarasota, Charlotte and De-
Soto election officials all said
their offices saw new voters lin-
ing up to register right up to
Monday's deadline.
None of the supervisors will
have accurate numbers of the
new registered voters until the
state verification process is com-
pleted. State election officials
expect verifications to be com-
pleted within two weeks.
"Young people are certainly
excited and participating," said
Kathy Dent, Sarasota County's
elections supervisor.
On Monday, Sarasota County
offices stayed open until mid-


night, and Dent estimated more
than 1,400 people registered on
the last day at her offices and
another 1,000 applications were
submitted by voter registration
advocates and groups.
According to the Sarasota
County Supervisor of Elections
Web site, out of the 257,020 vot-
ers registered as of Monday,
116,848 registered as Republi-
can, another 83,743 as Demo-
crat, 41,407 as "no party" and the
remainder as members of vari-
ous minor political parties.
Dent expects a high turnout
of 85 percent of the voters in
November. Already her office
has distributed 40,000 absentee
ballots, which she compared to
the 42,000 absentee ballots dis-
tributed in the entire 2004 elec-
tion cycle.


Charlotte
Charlotte County Assistant
Supervisor of Elections Blanche
House said all of Charlotte's elec-
tion offices had lines of people
registering Monday. Many of
those voters reported changes of
addresses, but she estimated
Charlotte may added 600 or
more new voters to the rolls.
And like Dent, House said,
"There's been lots of young
faces."
According to the Charlotte
County Supervisor of Elections
Web site, if trends continue, the
number of registered Charlotte
Republicans could see a slight
drop, whereas the number of
registered Democrats has in-
creased significantly since the
2006 election cycle.
As of Tuesday, 51,243 voters


registered as Republicans in
Charlotte County, 38,266 regis-
tered as Democrats and 28,735
voters declared other affiliations
or no party. In 2006, Charlotte
County's voters rolls saw 51,456
Republicans, 36,294 Democrats
and 29,496 voters with other
affiliations.
DeSoto
In DeSoto County, Elections
Supervisor Mark E Negley said
his office also saw a steady flow
of applicants. Normally, during a
presidential election cycle, he'd
expect more people to register to
vote. In the August, DeSoto saw
15,225 registered voters of which
3,877 cast votes in the primary.
Among the new voters,
Negley said a retired couple in
their 60s, who described them-


selves as former educators from
the Dallas metropolitan area,
registered. In Dallas, Negley
said, the couple felt they had no
real voice in elections, including
local elections. But now that
they live in DeSoto, the couple
feel their voice will be heard.
State perspective
State officials aren't expecting
any record run of new voters to
the polls in November.
In August, 10.7 million Flor-
ida residents registered as vot-
ers. State spokeswoman Jennifer
Davis said the state is now ex-
pecting 800,000 to 1 million new
voters when counts are final-
ized. In 2006, 1.5 million people
registered as new voters.

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City's grants writer stretches dollars, brings money to city


bor management plan;
and $365,335 from Swift-
mud for stormwater man-
agement projects in vari-
ous parts of the city.
Swiftmud also contrib-
uted $1,000 for stormwa-
ter inlet markers. From
West Coast Inlet Naviga-
tional District, Raney gain-
ed $120,000 for a police
boat and $250,000 for
dredging Hatchett Creek.
Raney also applied for
grants from the United
States Department of
Housing and Urban De-
velopment, for communi-
ty development projects,
for which the city will
receive $450,000 over the
next five years.
After the city receives
the grant, Raney monitors
the process until the pro-


PHOTO COURTESY OF CITY OF VENICE
State Rep. Doug Holder presents Stormwater/Engineering Research Analyst Val Raney a check to the city of Venice for
$135,610 from the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program for the creation of Ruscelletto Park.


FROM THE CITY
OF VENICE


City of Venice Storm-
water/Engineering Re-
search Analyst Val Raney
has been busy procuring
state funding for city pro-
jects. Among her recent
successes are funds to assist
in the development of Ru-
scelletto Park, Legacy Park
and numerous stormwater
improvement projects.
She applied for and re-
ceived $135,000 from the
Florida Recreation Devel-
opment Assistance pro-
gram for the development
of Ruscelletto Park, which
will feature a multipur-
pose trail, landscaping,
picnic pavilion, education
signs and wildlife observa-
tion deck.
Raney also procured
$300,000 from Southwest
Florida Water Manage-


ment District for a storm-
water pond on the same
property. The park will be
constructed on 1.32 acres
along U.S. 41, north of East
Venice Avenue.
In September, Raney,
along with Council Mem-
ber Ernie Zavodnyik,
County Commissioner
Nora Patterson, Trust for
Public Lands representa-
tive Doug Hattaway and
Venice Area Beautification
Inc. member Terry Red-
man, went to Tallahassee
to present her grant appli-
cation to the Florida Com-
munities Trust Board seek-
ing funding assistance for
the purchase of property
to develop Legacy Park.
The park, which will be
built on what has been the
Cemex plant property on
the north side of the Ven-
ice Avenue Bridge, is stra-
tegic to the adjacent Leg-


acy Trail, Venice Historic
Train Depot, and Venetian
Waterway Park, providing
additional parking and
recreational opportunities
including a canoe and
kayak launch.
Once again, Raney
came home with the gold
- this time, $3.7 million
from the state to pay half
the purchase price of the
10.6 acres.
More money
Other grants Raney has
acquired during the past
three years include
$96,318 from the Depart-
ment of Environmental
protection for island pipe
relining; $400,000 from
Florida Recreation Devel-
opment Assistance Pro-
gram for construction of
amenities at Venice My-
akka River Park; $77,500
from Florida Wildlife


Commission for the har-









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Pen pals unite in Venice


BY KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR


Something good that came from the Gulf War in 1990-1991 was a two-family
friendship, which began with a letter sent by Pat Law to a serviceman named
Matthew Rogers.
What followed that letter was a succession of letters, a meeting in Michigan,
where both families are from, and, more recently, a visit in Venice by that once-
anonymous serviceman and his family.
"I was working in Michigan at the time and was given a name from a disc jockey
in Detroit," she said. "I had a Super Bowl party and asked everyone to bring toiletries,
et cetera."
Pat packed everything in a box and sent it off to Matthew Rogers, the serviceman
whose name she was given. It took a month to reach him. That is when she realized
he lived just two streets away from her parents' Sterling Heights home.
In 1992 they met for dinner in Michigan and have continued to keep in touch all
these years. They have not seen each other since then. In July, when Rogers and his
family were planning a trip to Florida, they incorporated a few days in Venice in
order to visit their pen-pal friends, Pat and Ed Law.
Both men are pilots, and Rogers likes to listen to Law speak about his years in the
Army Air Corps during World War II.
"We were going to be in Orlando and I have a friend at Bay Pines in Tampa,"
Rogers said. "Being that close, we wanted to see them too."
They stayed three days, which was no trouble for the Laws who have children and
grandchildren of their own. Pat has three children and one granchild and Ed has two
daughters in Florida plus grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Lee said that this friendship is the only one she knew of that blossomed from the
initial letters mailed from Detroit so many years ago.
"I started out to be patriotic and to support our troops," Pat said. "But now we
have a true friendship."
Many friendships have developed from pen-pal relationships over the years.
Originally most contacts were made through the USO or church groups. Today
there is a Web site, www.anysoldier.com, where anyone may go to learn what they
can do to send mail or gifts to members of the military.
Choosing holiday gifts for loved ones can be a challenge and even more so for
military wives. Rogers' wife Stephanie sent a pillowcase painted with photos
of the children, using a theme from Buz Lightyear.
Rogers has been serving his country for 21 years and is working with a
"head hunter" to find a job in the personal management field when he
gets out.
"I love people," he said. "That is another tie to Ed."
During his years in the military Rogers has served his country in
many ways. He even did a stint as part of the elite honor guard for the
first President Bush, serving at Arlington Cemetery, sometimes partici-
pating in as many as three funerals a day for deceased generals, con-
gressmen and other dignitaries. He also participated in arrival cere-
monies for the president as a member of the 3rd Infantry O-Guard.
He said he would have been part of the honor guard for President
Ronald Reagan's funeral if he had not been sent elsewhere just
before the president's death.
Rogers has enjoyed his life in the military. The close friendship
with Pat and Ed is a bonus.
"Ed served on Saipan," Rogers said. "We really enjoy them. They
are the real story. I could listen to Ed all day long."

Top, Pat and Ed Law, left and right, flank their special
houseguest, Matthew Rogers.

Bottom right, Stephanie, the Rogers matriarch, with
Madison, 10, and Maxwell, 10 months. In foreground,
Mitchell, 8, with Matthew Rogers.
SUN PHOTOS BY KIM COOL


In addition to speaking about his service in World War II, Law can speak on
finance and several other topics.
The Laws enjoyed their guests as much as the guests enjoyed them and each was
left with a memento of the visit. The Rogers gave the Laws a mahogany-case clock
inscribed to "Longtime friends Pat and Ed."
Rogers received a letter from the Mayor ofVenice, Ed Martin, thanking him for his
service to the country and welcoming him to Venice.
"They were such easy guests," Pat said. "They tried to do everything they could. I
taught the middle two how to play jacks and they went to the beach and found
sharks teeth and shells."
Both families feel enriched for the friendship that began 15 years ago because of a
simple random act of kindness.
"It was totally random," Pat said about the initial selection of Rogers' name.
"There were names from everywhere. It was simply meant to be."

kcool@venicegondolier.com

Visit www.anysoldier.com to learn how you can write to a soldier or send a gift pack-
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Look for signs of tooth
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YMCA award luncheon
RSVP required
Date: Oct. 29
Time: 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Where: Venice Yacht Club, 1330 Tarpon
Center Drive, Venice
Notes: Luncheon will honor Jeannette
Hanchey, who with her husband Herb
helped start the Venice YMCA.
Cost: $25
Call: 375-9104
Republican women meet
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Pelican Pointe Golf & Country
Club, 575 Horse & Chase Blvd. off Center
Road, Venice
Notes: Speakers are Kate Bolan, Mana-
sota RWCF and candidates Tom Knight,
Kathy Dent, Dana Clark
Call: Patricia, 966-1806
Sierra Club meets
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Edson Keith Mansion, Phillippi
Estate Park, 5500 S. Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota
Notes: Wildlife 2060: What's at stake for
Florida?
Call: 474-4712
E-mail: fgkohl@verizon.net
Elk'n' fest
Where: Venice Nokomis Elks Lodge, 1021
Discovery Way and Laurel Road
Notes: Friday: Wine tasting 4-6 p.m.,
cheese, advance tickets $15, proceeds to
Elks charities; fish buffet 5-7 p.m., $12;
music and dancing 6-8 p.m. Saturday:
Noon, all day. German food and beer;
music by Bandana 2-6 p.m., games, food
catered by Buffalo Bills.
Call: 486-1854
Business success
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Women's Resource Center, 701
Center Road
Notes: Career advisor offers career coun-
seling, resume assistance and job re-
sources to help develop an employment
plan.
Cost: $8 nonmember donation; $5 mem-
ber
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
Cost: $5
Call: 485-9724
Link: thewomensresourcecenter.org
Food distribution
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Habitat ReStore, Venice
Notes: All Faiths Food Bank holds food
distribution
French Club
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Where: Venice Public Library, 300 S. No-
komis Ave.
Notes: Basic knowledge of French
required; practices French conversation;
read French literature.
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. Space is limited.
Call: 861-5000
Computer questions
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Where: Jacaranda Public Library, 4143
Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice
Notes: Jack answers computer questions.
Call: 861-1270

Club food
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis Elks Lodge, 1021
Discovery Way, Nokomis
Notes: Lunch

Time: 5-7:30 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis Elks Lodge, 1021
Discovery Way, Nokomis
Notes: Music, dancing, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Halloween party Oct. 31, prize for best-
dressed, music by Celebration 6:30-9:30.
Cost: Fish fry, $8

American Legion dance
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Where: American Legion, 1770 E. Venice
Ave.
Notes: Dinner dance
Call: 488-1157
Book discussion and support
Time: 10-11 a.m. through Dec. 19


Where: Goodwill GoodNeighbor Center-
Rialto; 652 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice
Notes: Discuss The Untethered Soul by
Michael Singer with a supportive group.
Free.
Call: 408-7442


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Luncheon and fashion show

S harky's On The Pier will host Flip Flops & Fashion
Luncheon and Fashion Show to benefit Children First.
The event will be Oct. 28 with an RSVP date of Oct. 21.
Tickets are $40 each. Call Angie Stringer, 953-5507, ext. 124,
for more information. The show and lunch will be at Casper-
sen Beach, under a tent. Business or tropical casual attire is
suggested. Flip flops will be provided. Registration is at 10:45
a.m.; followed by the fashion show at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at
12:15 p.m.


EDITOR'S NOTE: Senior activities offered in the Venice area are now listed on the Senior
Scene page in the Our Town section on Sundays in the Venice Gondolier Sun.


Tappercise
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.
Where: Starz Choice Dance Academy,
348 S. Seaboard Ave., Venice
Notes: Intermediate tap
Call: 408-0019


SATURDAY, OCT. 11
Columbus Day dinner dance
Time: 6-11 p.m.
Where: Italian American Club, 1375
Ringling Drive, Venice
Notes: Annual Columbus Day dinner
dance will feature a cash bar, music by
Tony D, dinner by Peach Catering of
Sarasota, gentlemen wear sport jackets.
Cost: $22 each
Call: Betty, 423-1297
Dinner dance, Italian style
Time: 7-10:30 p.m.
Where: Venice Train Depot, Venice
Notes: Venice MainStreet presents an
evening in Venice, Italy! Cassariano
Italian Eatery, Cryin' Shames, cash bar,
European chic attire. Tickets at Venice
MainStreet, Richard Bradway & Asso-
ciates, Bella Luna Cafe.
Cost: $55
Call: 484-6722, 488-2600 or 488-3089
Giant flea market
Time: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: American Legion, 1770 E. Venice
Ave., Venice
Notes: Donations needed. Bring the
week of the sale or call for pick-up.
Call: 485-4748
Dance
Time: 7-10 p.m.
Where: Country Club Estates, 700
Waterway, Venice
Notes: BYOB, dance to disc jockey Bill
Castle, reservations requested
Cost: $7
Call: 488-5341
Nature walk
Time: 9 a.m.
Where: Friends of Legacy Trail tent on
trail at Central Sarasota Parkway.
Notes: Al Squires, Florida Native Society,
guides the nature walk.
Link: legacytrailfriends.org
'Vee on Venice'
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Where: TV show, Channel 21 Comcast
Notes: Preview of the upcoming 36th
annual Sun Fiesta Oct. 17-19 with the
Women's Sertoma gals.
Elk 'n' fest
Where: Venice Nokomis Elks Lodge,
1021 Discovery Way and Laurel Road
Notes: Noon, all day. German food and
beer; music by Bandana 2-6 p.m., games,
food catered by Buffalo Bills.
Call: 486-1854
Pottery class
Time: 10 a.m.-Noon
Where: Venice Art Center, 390 Nokomis


Ave., S, Venice
Notes: For children ages 8 and older.
Call: 412-3651
Link: www.veniceartcenter.com
Ballroom dancing
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Where: Gotta Dance Studio, 303 S.
Tamiami Trail, 4 Bay Center, Nokomis
Notes: All welcome. No partner needed.
Call: 486-0326
Depot tours
Time: Every half hour, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: East side under the Venice
Avenue Bridge
Notes: Trained Venice Area Historical
Society docents tell the history of the
depot.
Call: For 10 or more, call 493-9061 or
492-5531
Club food
Time: Noon
Where: Venice Nokomis Elks Lodge,
1021 Discovery Way
Notes: Hobo lunch surprise
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
Sail the Gulf
When: Saturday's 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Nokomis Beach Park, Albee
Road, Nokomis
Notes: Sail with us.
Call: Capt. Robert, 587-9313
E-mail: rjkillian@yahoo.com
Link: www.aquarianquest.org
Italian night
Time: 5-10 p.m.
Where: American Legion, 1770 E. Venice
Ave., Venice
Notes: Food from 5:7 p.m.; dance 7-10
p.m. Public is welcome.
Cost: $8
Call: 485-4748
Navy Seebees
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Family Table Restaurant, 14132
Tamiami Trail, North Port
Notes: All Navy Seebee veterans, from
DeSoto to Sarasota counties, are wel-
come the second Saturday of the month.
Call: 497-3376



COMING SOON
Wildlife rescue class
Date: Oct. 11
Time: 11 a.m.
Where: North Jetty, Nokomis
Notes: Join experienced wildlife rescuer
Larry Corl and learn the techniques and
equipment using for rescuing wildlife.
Call: 484-9657


Link: www.wildlifecenterofvenice.org
Historic wine tasting
Date: Oct. 12
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Where: Historic Train Depot, Venice
Notes: Meet Me at the Station, first
Womens Resource Center wine tasting
and food pairing party. Taste treats from
'Appetizers 100 Recipes with Wine
Pairings," a cookbook by Heide Jaeger-
Drum, will be served. Open to the public.
Proceeds support programs of WRC.
Cost: $25
Call: 485-9724
Wedding show benefit
Date: Oct. 12
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Where: Premier wedding show at Plan-
tation Golf & Country Club, 500 Rockley
Blvd., Venice
Notes: More than 25 top wedding ven-
dors will be available. Free to the public.
Food and drink provided. Event benefits
the Denise Amber Lee Foundation.
Call: 497-1494, ext. 109
Link: www.plantationcc.com
Coastal GPS training
Date: Oct. 15
Time: 6-7 p.m., registration
Where: Coast Guard Auxiliary Training
Center, 1200 Harbor Drive, Venice
Notes: Public Affairs Officer Al Bidwick
trains on theory, navigation and chart
plotting.
Cost: $40
Call: 492-5904
www.cgauxvenice.org
Literacy summit
RSVP: Oct. 15
Date: Oct. 30
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Girl Scout Conference Center,
4780 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota
Notes: Learn about literacy programs.
Call: 488-8994
Link: literacychangeslives.org
Book signing
Date: Oct. 16
Time: 6 p.m.
Where: Venice Stationers, 211 W.Venice
Ave., Venice
Notes: Kim Cool is introducing her latest
book, "Ghost Stories ofVenice Old &
New," fifth in the ghost story series.
Call: 488-6113 to reserve signed copies.
Venice wine fest benefit
Date: Oct. 16
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Where: Nokomis Avenue in front of
Venice Wine & Coffee
Notes: Event benefits Sertoma Speech
Clinic; offers food for the wine; kickoff to
Sun Fiesta
Cost: $60, all inclusive
Call: Don Hay, 488-3994
Documentary screening
Date: Oct. 16
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Manatee Community College,
Selby Room, Bldg. 800, Venice
Notes: "Freeheld: The Human Face of
Amendment 2," deals with a marriage
protection amendment. It is an award-
winning documentary to be screened at
MCC.
Link: Download campus maps at
mccfl.edu/maps
Venice Musicale
Date: Oct. 16
Time: 11 a.m.-noon
Where: Venice Public Library, 300 S. No-
komis Ave.
Notes: Venice Musicale, formerly Cecilian
Music Society, invites the public to its Fall
Fest opening with drawings and a sing-a-
long.
Techno Girlz
Date: Oct. 17
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Gulfcoast Event & Conference
Center, 4740 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota
Notes: Girls ages 12-16 will learn about
careers in technology from successful
women in the field. Free event sponsored
by TechHouse, Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast
Florida and Community Youth Develop-
ment includes lunch and door prizes.
Call: 922-5126
Link: www.cydonline.org

Recipe for Happiness
Date: Oct. 18
Time: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: Selby Auditorium, University of
South Florida, 8350 North Tamiami Trail
(opposite Sarasota International Airport)
Notes: Join motivational speaker Lynn
MacDonald and Chef Judi Gallagher and
others for a full day of seminars to bene-
fit Girls Inc. Choose five of 24 offerings.
At last year's event everyone went home
with goodie bags valued at more than


$800 each.
Cost: $60, including lunch, seminars and
gift bags
Call: Patti Eisemann 366-6646, Ext. 211
Link: www.girlsincsrq.org/news/happi
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October is the beginning
of "the season" in South
Venice Beach. Our friends
who have been up north for
the summer are beginning
to move home for the win-
ter. The calendar is filling up
with many things to do.
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association community
center. The team has
recently been recertified.
Each month, after a
short business meeting,
they have a refresher
class on a subject in their
training manual. The
folks in this group have
been trained by Sarasota
County to help them-
selves, their family and
friends in case of a weath-
er emergency such as a
hurricane or tornado, or a
disaster like a chemical
spill or terrorist attack.
The group welcomes
anyone who thinks they
may be interested in learn-
ing new skills and who
wants to help others.
On Saturday, Oct. 11,
the South Venice Civic
Association is hosting a
potluck supper celebrat-
ing Halloween. There is no
charge for this party. Just
bring your favorite dish -
main course, salad, appe-
tizer or dessert. Paper
goods and soda are pro-
vided; BYOB. There will be
door prizes and a 50/50
drawing.
All members and guests
are invited for great food,
to meet new friends and to
get together with old
friends. This party is a
great way to get to know
South Venice neighbors.
On Monday, Oct. 13, at
1 p.m. at the community
center is the South Venice
Garden Club's regularly
scheduled meeting. The
topic for this meeting is:
Orchids Everything You
Ever Wanted to Know But
Were Afraid to Ask.
The speaker will be
Derek Lowery, who will
provide hints on the prop-
er methods of watering,
lighting and fertilizing that
work well in our area of
Southwest Florida. This is
a popular club with lots of
activities and enthusiastic
members who welcome
anyone with an interest in
gardening.
Also on Monday, Oct.
13, at 7 p.m., is the sched-
uled meeting of the South
Venice Civic Association
board of directors. They
meet once a month.
There are eight mem-
bers on the board. Their
meetings follow an agen-
da and these folks are
serious about making
South Venice a great
neighborhood.
They try to make sure
they know about what is
going on in the county and
in the community that
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information to the people.
The South Venice Civic
Association is a volunteer
group of residents who
thank the board members
for their caring and hard
work.
On Monday evening,
Oct. 20, the association is
holding its monthly gen-
eral membership meet-
ing. This month, the pro-
gram will be the devel-
opment of the Goodrich
property. It will be a
presentation regarding
Frank Goodrich's plans,
which were filed with
Sarasota County Land
Development Services to
develop his 41.21 acres
along Lemon Bay from
near Shamrock Park to
the South Venice Yacht
Club.
The public is invited,
and this is an important
meeting for anyone living
in SouthVenice. As always,
refreshments are served
after the meeting.
This month the South
Venice Beach Family Fun
night is scheduled for
Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7:30
p.m., at the community
center. Kids and parents
are invited.
Wi-Fi is in the building;
there will be computer
games and Wii. Kids should
bring their laptops and
can join study groups, play
games or do computer
research while making
new friends and catching
up with old friends. Adult
volunteers are always wel-
come.
On Saturday, Oct. 25,
from 1 to 3 p.m., the civic
association is hosting a
children's Halloween party
at the community center.
The party is free. There
will be crafts, games, story
time and candy prizes.
Dress up in your favorite
costume. Tell your friends
and kids in the neighbor-
hood. As always, volun-
teers are needed.
The SouthVenice Com-
munity Clean-up day is
Oct. 25, from 8 a.m. to
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Venice Community Center
and the SouthVenice Ferry
Landing in the 200 block
of Lemon Bay Drive.
This is an opportunity
for residents to clean out
their garage, trim up
their yard and dispose of
waste, and it is all free of
charge. Not accepted are
paint cans and other
hazardous material, auto
parts, TVs or computers.
This cleanup day is
sponsored by Sarasota
County Planning and
Development Services,
Code Enforcement.
The South Venice Civic
Association and the
whole neighborhood are
getting revved up for all
kinds of activities. This is a
great neighborhood with
activities for just about
everyone.
Contact the SVCA at
493-0006 with questions
you may have about any
of the activities in this
article.
The SVCA office is open
on Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday from 9 a.m. to
1 p.m., or you can leave a
phone message and your
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Speakers named for Interfaith Program


FROM KIDS CREATING
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Kids Creating Community focuses
this year on "Caring About Our Planet
from an Interfaith Perspective" and
hopes to educate children and adults
to the similarities all religions have in
creating an enduring legacy in pro-
tecting nature and this planet.
Guest speakers for this Sunday's
children and adult seminars, held at
the Jewish Center of Venice, 600 N.
Auburn Road, will be the following:


Adult Program from 12:30 to
4:30 p.m.
12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Lunch (at no
cost)
1:15 to 2:45 Speaker: Toni
Borman, Mote Aquarium teacher
and Coast Guard officers: "Caring for
Our Planet's Sea Life" (for children
and adults).
2:45 to 4:30 p.m. Speaker: Rabbi
Ann White: "Caring for the Environ-
ment from a Jewish Perspective."
Children's Program from 12:30 to
4:30 p.m.


12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Lunch (at no
cost)
1:15 to 2:45 Speaker: Toni
Borman (see above)
2:45 to 4:15 p.m. with HollyWynne
from the Baha'i Faith: "Caring for
the Environment from a Baha'i
Perspective," with games and crafts.
Please call The Jewish Center of
Venice at 484-2022, the Venice
United Church of Christ at 493-6741
or mgreenspan44@yahoo.com for
reservations if you and/or your chil-
dren plan to attend.


Chabad Center to celebrate Torah STUDY AND CLASSES


FROM CHABAD OF VENICE AND
NORTH PORT

A special evening of dancing in cel-
ebration of the Jewish holiday of
Simchas Torah, or Rejoicing with the
Torah, will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 21
at the Chabad Jewish Center, 2169 S.
Tamiami Trail in Venice. The holiday
is the completion of the year-round
public reading of the Torah scroll in
synagogues. Traditionally, Simchas
Torah has been associated with ecsta-
tic, joyous dancing.
"The dancing on Simchas Torah


shows that one can dance for a reason
above and beyond themselves and the
ordinary human experience," accord-
ing to Rabbi Sholom Schmerling. "We
dance to celebrate the Torah's great-
ness, to demonstrate how much we
cherish it, how much we appreciate it."
The festivities are for young and
old. A special feature of this year's cel-
ebration will be special Simchas
Torah flags and Torah scrolls to be dis-
tributed to children attending.
A buffet dinner will be served. For
more information, call 493-2770 or go
to www.chabadofvenice.com.


* Venice Presbyterian Church,
111 Firenze Ave. E., "Wednesday
Night Live," 6 p.m., beginning
Wednesday, Oct. 15, multimedia
classes on Paul's Missionary
Journeys with Pastors Christ
Romig and Ruffin Stepp, for four
Wednesdays; dinner at 5 p.m.
with reservations at 488-2258.
* The Bible at the "Y," Venice
YMCA, 701 Center Road, at
11 a.m. Wednesdays until Nov. 19.
Facilitated by the Rev. Larry D.

Please see STUDY, 7B


RELIGION BRIEFS
Support groups Pastor Arlo Elam at 966-
* Bereavement support 4716 or visit reformu.com.
group, 4-5:30 p.m. second Couples Helping Couples
and fourth Thursday of meets 7:30 to 9 p.m., Fri-
each month at Epiphany days, at South Venice
Cathedral Parish Library. Christian Church, 2390
Call Phyllis Jackson at 493- Seaboard Ave. An anony-
5436. mous 12-step program
* Healing Hearts Grief and for all couples. No 12-
Crisis Support meetings, step experience neces-
7 p.m., Thursdays, at the sary. Call 475-8535 or
Venice Assembly of God 492-9547 or visit www.
Church at 695 Center recovering-couples.org.
Road. Call JoAnn Myers at
492-5191 or the church at High Holiday
497-5683. Memorial Service
* Reformers Unanimous The Jewish Center of
International meets 7-9:30 Venice holds High Holiday
p.m. Fridays, at Victory memorial services at
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CHRIST UNITED
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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


CALVARY BIBLE CHURCH
1936 East Venice Ave., Venice, FL Ph. 485-7070
Sound Bible Teaching AWANA Clubs/Children's Church
Hymns of the faith "Christ centered & bible based."
Friendly people www.cbcvenice.com
A warm welcome awaits you and your family
Sunday services 9:30,10:30 & 6:00



St. Mark's Episcopal Church office
508 R viera Strct, Venice (2bdc bkehind Ven/a egto~ald/Mldl enter)

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


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



t LAKESIDE LUTHERAN CHURCH
2401 S. Tamiami Trail (Across from So. Cty. Admin. Bldg.)
The Rev. Dr. Randy Winkel
493-5102
www.lakesidelutheran.net
Worship 8:00 or 10:30 a.m.
Contemporary Worship 9:15 a.m. (Beginning Oct. 19)
Bible Study 9:15 or 2 p.m.
Sunday School 10:30
PRESCHOOL 497-5858
Christian Marriage & Family Counseling Counseling Office 493-5102


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






A family of believers with a strong emphasis on
charismatic worship and the gospel
Meeting at South Venice Christian Church, 2390 Seaboard Ave., S.Venice
Call 941-493-0775 or check the web @ www.nlaog.org
NEW SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
SUNDAY: Main Service at 2:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: Family Ministries Night at 7:00 p.m.
A full range of children's ministries is available at these services


GRACE UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
400 E. Field Ave.,Venice, FL
488-1374

9:00 AM Life Journey
Contemporary Service
11 AM Traditional Service
Sunday School 10 AM
Nursery Available at All Services
Youth Weekly Meetings
Weekday Pre-School
Senior Pastors:
Thomas "Jay" Kowalski
S Associate Pastor:
S Thomas J. Derrough


Sunday School 12:15 pm. T




Presbyterian Church
Rev. Dwight L. Dolby, Pastor
642 N. Auburn Rd. 485-3551 www.arpca.org
Sundays: Worship 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School 12:15 p.m.
Wednesdays: Discipleship Classes 6 p.m.
Prayer Service 7 p.m.
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October 14, 2008

10:00am 2:00pm
Our Savior Lutheran Church
2705 Tamiaimi Trail North
Nokomis, FL 34275
Cost is $20.00 with meal
office.oursaviornokomis@verizon.net
Reservations call 941.966.4442
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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, Assistant Pastor


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


COMMUNITY BIBLE CHURCH
Venice YMCA Back Bldg. 701 Center Rd

NOW MEETING ON SUNDAYS!
8:30 Service
10:00 Fellowship
10:30 Service with Child Care & Kids Connection
Starting Sunday, October 12

Church Office 497-4576
Visit our website from more information:
www.gebcfl.com
As followers of Jesus Christ, we exist to serve the hurting, hopeless,
and heavy hearted. You will find a safe place to love and be loved.
We want to be a haven of hope.

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SUN NEWSPAPERS 7B


BRIEFSfrom Page6B
10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at
the Venice Memorial
Gardens in the "Garden of
Eden" section. Cantor
Marci Vitkus will officiate.
484-2022
Trinity Presbyterian
Church, 4365 State Road
776, 493-0018
* A LifeChoice meeting
gathers at 7 p.m. starting
Oct. 15, and every Wednes-
day; a biblically-based pro-
gram to help those who
struggle with any form of
destructive behavior, from
drug abuse to overeating,
alcoholism to compulsive
spending. Rick Warren's
"Celebrate Recovery" model
is used. Free and open to
public.
* A special communion
service and All Saints' Day
brunch at 10 a.m. Sunday,
Nov. 2, at the church, will
honor the saints who have
died over the past year.
Suggested donation for
brunch: $4 per person. Call
church for reservations or
more information.
Venice-Nokomis United
Methodist Church, 208
Palm Ave., Nokomis
488-4137
* Debbie McWinnie pro-
vides sign language inter-
pretation at the 10 a.m.
Sunday worship and for
other events.
* Quilting group, begin-
ners and more advanced,
meets from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. Wednesdays in
Fellowship Hall.


STUDY from Page 6B
Potts of Christ United
Methodist Church. 493-
7504.
* Calvary Bible Church,
1936 E. Venice Ave.: Bible
study, 6:45-8 p.m., Wednes-
days; a 12-week study
titled "Back to Genesis" at
9:25 a.m. began Sept. 7.
Call Pastor Brett Jones at
485-7070 or visit cbcvenice.


Thursdays, 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, Thurs-
days, 7-9 p.m. Call 485-
8400 or 421-9948.
* New Life Assembly of
God at South Venice
Christian Church, 2390
Seaboard Ave.: Breakfast
with the Boys at 6:30 a.m.
Fridays at Perkins Restau-


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with an evening of praise, Thursdays. Call 493-
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(941)207-1000
rbroyles @venicegondolier.com


Out and about


William Nowell and Linda Hickman were spotted at the Dick
Hyman and Friends Concert at the Venice Community Center.


Ann Dodderidge and Julia Hyman at the Dick Hyman and
Friends Venice Jazz Festival performance at the Venice
Community Center.


Vee Garry-Chiulli, Dick Hyman, Julia Hyman, Eric Watters,
back, Larry Chiulli and Kim Cool all enjoyed lunch at the
Upper Crust Bakery on Venice Avenue recently.


PHOTO COURTESY OF GINATAYLOR
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast CEO and President Joy Mahler, center, receives a
$1,500 check from Dan Houston, store manager of the Osprey Walmart, while Community
Involvement Coordinator Marlene Nevell looks on. Big Brothers Big Sisters is grateful to Wal-
mart for its generous support, which enables them the opportunity to serve more children in
our community.

My grandchildren


PHOTO COURTESY OF RUTH WILSON
Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center is a nonprofit agency that provides free service to victims
of domestic abuse and sexual assault in Sarasota County and part of DeSoto County. The
SPARCC Auxiliary raises money to support these services through many fundraisers. The new
board of directors of the Auxiliary are back row, from left, Sue Adams of Sarasota; Sandra
Brookshire of Venice; Sherry Stich, Andee Luther, Judy Weaver and Nancy Lucas of Sarasota.
Front row, from left, President Caro Chiarella of Sarasota, First Vice President Luisa Goldman
of Venice; Gloria Webel of Sarasota; Ruth Wilson of Venice; Dorothy Quint and Lisa Guido both
of Sarasota. Not pictured are Janet Turow, Marion Huffmire, Pat Knasiak and Shirley Wansaw,
all of Venice, and Mary Lynn Messina and Nancy Raymond of Sarasota. For more information
call (941) 365-0208 or visit WWW.SPARCC.NET. In an emergency call the hotline at (941) 365-
1976.


My vacation


PHOTO COURTESY OF DENISE NOURSE
Hunter Boan of Cherew, S.C., 4, came to vist his grandmother Denise Nourse of Nokomis
recently. Instead of going to the beach every day he loved going to work with his Grandma
DeeDee, who runs the wash and fold service at the Super Matt Laundry on U.S. 41 Bypass.


PHOTO COURTESY OF JOSEPHINE DITTMANN
On a recent trip to Connecticut, Stephanie Dittmann from the Loveland Center and her mom,
Josephine, visited with four of her cousins, two of whom she had never seen. They are great-
grandchildren to Josephine. They had a wonderful visit. Pictured are Jason Jr. and Olivia
Dittmann, Kevin Farguharson, Stephanie and Burke-Alexander Dittmann.


PHOTO COURTESY OF RON AND NANCY DOHANICK
Ron and Nancy Dohanick recently visited the pyramids at Giza, Egypt. The visit fulfilled their
goal of having visited all seven continents, including Antarctica. They try to take one interest-
ing and exotic trip each year. Their next vacation: visiting Machu Picchu, Peru, and the
Galapagos Islands later this year.


My volunteer work

PHOTO COURTESY OF
CHRIS SKELTON




Bob Peters of Nokomis is a
host and volunteer disc jock-
ey at various events and on
WSLR 96.5 FM radio.


'M&ia






CONTACT US
KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
(941) 207-1000 FRIDAY
kcool @venicegondolier.com OCT. 10, 2008



Auburn Lakes Circle condo listed for sale

BY KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR

included in an Auburn Lakes
low price belies the upgrades
Circle condominium recently
listed for sale with Exit Realtor
Megan George.
Reflecting the current market, the price
was lowered to $209,000, which is less
than the when-new pricing of this three-
bedroom, two-bath residence with en-
suite laundry.
Upgrades in the residence include
granite counters, an in-wall pest system,
crown molding, chair rails and cathedral
or vaulted ceilings. There is an abundance
of built-in storage within the residence as
well as extra storage next to the carport.
Extra storage in the kitchen includes a full
pantry closet.
The view from the second floor living SUN PHOTOS BY KIM COOL
space includes a lake frequented by
Granite counters were installed in the kitchen as well as on the bar. herons and several trees that offer privacy The master bath has twin medicine cabinets, twin sinks and plenty of
when one wishes to use the screened storage.
lanai area of the end unit.
Wood blinds, carpeting in bedrooms
and ceramic tile in much of the living
space add to the comfortable feel of the
home, which comes with window treat-
804 ments.
Buildings within Auburn Lakes Circle
are stucco clad block construction fin-
802 ished in pale shades of cream. This resi-
dence includes hurricane shutters, which,
when open, look like the trim about the
windows, and, when closed, protect win-
dows with accordion panels that lock
together. There are no heavy panels to
install with this system. Simply unfold
them from the sides of the windows and
attach in the middle.
The residence is at 804 Auburn Lakes
Circle, off Auburn Road, inVenice. George
will hold open houses there Saturday and
Sunday, Oct. 11 and 12, from noon to 3
p.m. For an appointment to see the resi- 4
dence at another time, call George at 726-
1998.


Shutters are unfolded from the sides of the windows where they look
like trim work unless needed for a pending hurricane.


Above the kitchen sink is this decorative tile inset.


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Duplex 2 bdr ea. Side.
Nice wooded lot on canal.
Gulf RIty. Linda McCraney
941-468-2076 $255,000

1020 HOUSES FOR
SALE

$72K Brand New 3/2/2,
almost compl, 1650 a/c.
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2/2 Margarita $45,600
3/2 Milan $91,200
3/1 Allen $45,125
2/1 Biscayne $42,500

ENGLEWOOD
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1022 ENGLEWOOD
FOR SALE

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

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.

Brand New Homes
from $119,900 1311
Sqft 3/2/2 East
Englewood Area
Coastal Living Realty
941-685-3930
wwww.newenglewood
homes.com

Five acre farm with 3/2/2
Plus in-law home & barn.
Gulf RIty. Linda McCraney
941468-2076 $599,000


1022 ENGLEWOOD
FOR SALE

WATERFRONT HOMES
5066 Ackley Terrace -
Right on the Myakka
River Gulf Access Won-
derful River Views. 2 Lots
w/Protected Side Canal
for Boat Docking
$495,000
FREE HOME with the
purchase of this Over-
sized waterfront lot with
no bridges to the Gulf of
Mexico. 1985 Georgia
Ave Grove City Shores
$345k
135 Wilhelm Drive -
Walk to Englewood
beach. Totally updated!
Metal Roof! South Mana-
sota Key $299,900.
Terry Long
941-830-2347
RE/MAX Bayside.

1023 NOKOMIS/OSPREY
FOR SALE

*OWNER FINANCING
Easy terms. FIXED inter-
est rate. NO BANK qualify-
ing! Dave (941)-2684921
2/2 Deeded boat dock
Pool $125,000 2/2 Villa
Handyman $69K (941)-
586-3936 Barb Gahry,
Michael Saunders.
wwv.barbarasroperties.com

1024 NORTH PORT

4/2/2 Canal Front, Built
'01, Near Toledo Blade.
$175,000. Make offer
Investment RIty 492-5050
No Qualify, $8K dn, 2006,
3/2/2, 2,359 sf.,
$1,028. mo. immed. pos-
session. 602-930-0845

1025 PT CHARLOTTE
FOR SALE

3/1 w/ Lanai. HUGE
REDUCTION! Everything is
new! $114K Possible
Financing 941-629-6329
A best buy! NEW
3/2/2, 2,366 sf. pool,
lanai, fenced many
extras! $192,300
941-206-2255
FSBO single family one
story home @ 3538 Pine-
tree St. 3BR, 2BA,
attached garage,
$280,000.315-685-1248
GREAT OPPORTUNITY
3/2/2, great area, unbe-
lievably low price. Must
see! Call 941-276-8694.
PC 2/2/2 w/Pool. Cath.
ceil., tile, cpt., fenced yd,
Ig. lanai w/pool. eat-in kitch,
Ig. rms. New York sec.
$169,900. FSBO
941-223-1210. Sonny
PC, 3bd/lba $49,700.
4bd/2ba $83,000.
Both move in condition!
(941)-457-7077
PRICED TO SELL!


1025 PT CHARLOTTE
FOR SALE


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WATERVIEW 2/2/2,
recently refurbished,
can owner finance.
$169K. 941-286-6223

SOUTH VENICE
FOR SALE

BRAND NEW 3/2/2, NOT
a short sale. Impact glass
windows, many upgrades,
$158K. 941-270-2650
S VENICE, featuring
27x37 fam rm w/
gourmet summer
kitchen, pagoda & BBQ.
3/2, $199,900.
(941)-223-4556

1028 VENICE FOR
SALE

2/2/1 Island, w/ Family rm,
walk to beach, New win-
dows, 70x140 lot $350k
Investment Rlty 492-5050
4BR/2BA, Great Location.
great shape, ready to move
in. REDUCED! $135K. obo.
941-8098911
OWNER FINANC-
ING/5% DOWN 3/2/2
Prvt St. 5 min to beach
$225K (941)-374-2562

1030 WATERFRONT
HOMES

Extra wide water view, 5
min. to harb. 2-3/2/2,
great value. $169K. Alli-
son James RE. 888-288-
2021. lucariniteam.com
On Alligator Creek w/dock.
Ferry to beach, 2 or 3BR,
w/Tropical fam rm, billiard
rm, DR, 3CG, 80x275 lot,
2400 SF At $495K, what
are you waiting for?
Investment RIty 492-5050
Sebring, Florida Weekend
Get-Away 55+ Live on the
lake! Enjoy year round
activities! Some repairs
needed. $1500 plus lot
rent 951-733-9322

View of intercoastal w/
Direct access 2/2. Gulf
RIty. Linda McCraney
941468-2076 $379,000

1040 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR SALE

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


1040 CONDOS/ILLAS
FOR SALE

Birdbayrealty.com
In Bird Bay Village
In City Limits of Venice
Golf,Tennis, Pools,
Clubhouse
PRICES DOWN TO
3 Conv/2 Lakeside $159,000
3/2Twnhse Condo $249,000
2/2 Waterside $SOLD
2/2 Cardinal $SOLD
1/1 Corner Condo $162,500
2/2 Lakeside $149,000
3 Conv./2 Lakeside $189,000
2/2w/Deck/Lake $199,999
1/1 Corner Condo $85,000
2 Conv/2 Golf Crse $193,500
3 Conv./2 Lakeside $178,500
3 Conc./2 SS Appl $144,800
2/2 Villa Golf Crse $189,900
2/2 Condo GolfCrse$180,000
2/2Waterside $204,500
3 Conv./2b Lakeside $SOLD
2/24 Plex Condo $SOLD
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!!
$169,500 941-9640410

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Developer Says...
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Last 2 Units-
2 Bedrooms + Den,
2 Bath-Beautiful!
Close-Out Price-
$179,900.
+ Incentives
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Open Thurs.-Sun.
12-4 (or by appt.)
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1090 MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE

$4000 Down -$14,500
Harbor Cove-North Port
2B/1B Furn Mobile Hm in
Beautiful 55+ Waterfrnt
Park $695/mo includes
lot rent Owner Finance-
941-423-1225
14X70 3B/2B $14,900
16X60 2B/2B $14,900
24X40 3B/2B $16,900
24X36 2B/2B $10,900
14X60 2B/1B $ 9,000
26X60 3B/2B $16,900
863-735-0113 or 941-
380-1187
2B/1B MH located in Sun-
rise MH Park in Arcadia.
$10,000 obo call 941-
284-6944 863-993-9969
Arcadia, 5AC, triple wide,
sm. lake, Make offer.
Carol's Rlty. 941-627-
2769. We have others
Nice 2/1/CP, screen
room, shed, 40+ commu-
nity in PG. Starting
$10,000, 941-626-7829


1090 MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE

NOKOMIS, Palm & Pines
MHP 55+, 1&2BR Start-
ing at $3900. All refur-
bished. Move in now!
(941)4863637

PG- TROPIC ISLE
New 2/2/CP
w/ 12x28 Fla. Rm.
Includes Shed.
$68,000.
941-637-1122
Polynesian Village
MHP.1495 Alamander
Ave, EngI Resident
owned, walk to Manaso-
ta Beach, dbl wide
resales 941-474-3636.
Pre-Owned Units,
26-feet to 42-feet.
Ready to tow or
FREE local delivery.
Charlotte RV Center,
Tamiami Trail at Kings
Highway, Port Charlotte.
(941)-883-5555
VENICE ISLE REAL
ESTATE SALES, INC.
55+ Resident Owned
Comm. Lic. R.E. Broker.
941485-7743 Many
homes to choose from.
VENICE RANCH
12x56 2/1 Asking $3500
Furnished.
24x48 2/2 Askin $15K
Furnished.
55+ Comm. NO PETS.
Others to choose.
www.veniceranch.com
Dick or Steve
941488-5672

1095 MANUFACTURED
HOMES FOR SALE

P.G. 3/2/CP, 55+, newly
renovated, $42,000.
Open 10/11 & 10/12.
11-4. (423)-343-6349

1110 OUT OF
AREA HOMES

NE GEORGIA MOUNTAINS
Clayton GA, Built '05 2/2
Ranch, gar, $159K. Call
Karen 706490-2009
Harry Norman Realtors.

1120 WANTED TO BUY

INVESTOR WANTS
100 200 CONDO'S
Gulfcoast Realty Int'l
(941)-766-7091

1205 LEASE OPTION

100% Rent
applied to purchase
BY-OWNER!
ROTONDA 2/1.5
$750
(941)-662-0961 or
941-662-0049

1207 FOR RENT

NP-Large 3/2/2, Renovat-
ed w/new appl. tile lanai
fenced yard $995/mo.
941-234-7618


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

$1000/MO PC, Nice
3/2/1 with screened
lanai. All tile, new kitchen
and baths. Pets OK.
941-743-2040
$825/mo 3/2/2 East
Englewood
$900. Golf course
views Cape Haze
condos.
Many others available
Remax Anchor Realty
Call Cathy Allford
941-830-2111
Floridahomeshere.com
$799 per Month
North Port 3/2/2 Nice
Location. Newer
Home. 941-650-4720
*2/2 waterview like
new condo. Island of
Venice $875/mo
941-488-8143
*Affordable
3BR1 & 4BR Newer,
Spacious, NP homes
941-223-6067
owner broker



Professional Reliable Ins'd
941-320-0023
CleanTime-Services.com
1935 SF under air, 3/2/2
w/ large lanai, lawn &
pest incl. $1100 mo. 1st
& sec. Burnt Store Vil-
lage. 941-815-4013
1st Month Free in Select
Properties w/Paid
Deposits. Homes, Condos
& Apts. Manasota Key
Realty (941)474-9536
2 bedroom home on lake,
Punta Gorda, unfurnished
$850 mo. 1st., last, secu-
rity. 401-835-0619
22289 Tennyson Ave.,
PC very large
3/2.5/2.5, beautiful pool.
Nice neighborhood off
Peachland. Hurricane
shutters, fam rm, liv rm,
formal dining & dinette.
$1300 incl. pool/lawn
941457-0402
2Br Rentals avaiable for
$550-$650 mthly (1)
Punta Gorda on water, (3)
in Arcadia 941-628-2722
3000 SF Under Air, brand
new, 3BR/2.5BA/2CG, Ig.
kit. Burnt Store Lakes.
$1250 mo. Lawn & pest
incl. 1st, & sec 941-815-
4013
4BED/2BATH/2CG in
North Port, Only
Ist&Dep. 5mins to 1-75
and US 41, $975 per
month, 941-915-6303
5 mins. by boat to harbor
w/dock, 3BR/2BA, den,
off, $695 mo. $2085 to
move in. (941)-628-4749
Adorable & Affordable
1BR. $575 mo. (incl.
Water) 4943 Grobe St.
North Port
1-866-586-2412


351 W. Venice Ave.,

Venice, FL 34285


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NOKOMIS
2/1 Professionally updated
mobile home. Room for
completely fenced in motor
home storage! This could be
the perfect year around /
winter residence! $87,500
KEN SULA
DIRECT: 544-3197


SOUTH VENICE
Very clean 2 bedroom, 2 bath
with a 2 car garage on quiet
street close to all shopping.
Fenced yard, tiled kitchen
and baths.
$129,900
CATHY JEWELL
DIRECT: 223-7561


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


MORGAN TOWNE WAY
Chestnut Creek 4/3/2-Lincoln
built pool home with preserve
view. Central vac., alarm & 3
zone A.C. eat-in kitchen, walk-
in pantry & 15x25 lanai with
wet bar. $349,850
MARY ELLEN DEITER
DIRECT: 809-7305 I


VENICE EASI
3/2/2 Incredible price for this
split plan home with park-like
setting on a corner lot in nice
quiet neighborhood close to
Jacaranda Library! Central
utilities. $169,900
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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Arcadia 1/1 Lrg deck
on the Peace River
$550 mo. + Sec.
(863)-558-1130

Arcadia 4/4 Irg porch,
overlooking the Peace
River, $1200 mo. + sec.
(863)-558-1130


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT




AWARD WINNING
SUNBELT MGT.
SERVICES
RENTALS*
2/2/1 Murdock
Area, Chevy Chase,
PC, Lanai. $725 Mo.
3/2/2 LaGuardia
Ave. PC, NY Sec.,
Lanai, $800 Mo.
COMPLETE LISTINGS
(941) 764-7777
sunbeltmgtservices.com

Brand new 1935 SF
under air, 3/2/2 w/pool,
lawn & pest incl. $1350
mo. 1st & sec. Burnt
Store Lakes. 941-815-
4013
Brand new 1960 SF
under air, 3/2/2 w/lanai,
lawn & pest incl. $1200
mo. 1st & sec. Burnt
Store Lakes. 941-815-
4013
Brand New luxury homes
in B.S. Village. Starting @
$1,505 mo. w/lyr. lease.
Sale poss. 941-623-2920
BUY! 4/B HUD $29,200!
Only $232/mo. 5% Down,
20yrs @ 8%. For listings
800-366-9783 ext 7584
Charlotte Harbor
lbed/lbath. Eat in
Kitchen. 4500 Shady Ln.
$495 407-242-2520
Deep Creek 3/2/2 pool
on canal 2100+ sf., split
floor plan $1250. Pets ok
Bryan French, Century 21
Almar 941-661-1183
Deep Creek 3/2/2. Imme-
diate Occupancy. Pets
okay. $900 mo (941)625-
3502 or (941)626-5009
DEEP CREEK, 3/2/2, pool,
caged lanai, fenced, fans,
tile, like new, $1195/mo.
lst/last/sec 941-323-2229


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

Deep Creek, beautful
2004 3/2/2, N/S, N/P. 1st,
last. & sec. Lawn Serv incl
$950 mo (941)-740-1417
Deep Creek 3/2/2, spa-
cious, pool, summer
kitchen, skylights,$1,200
mo. No smoking. Pets ok.
(786)-972-4720
DEEP CREEK New 4/2/2,
Washer & Dryer, screen
lanai, liv. & din. rm $1050
mo 321-213-0168
East Engl. 2br/2ba
w/sunroom, cute & clean,
updated in '07. $800/mo
941-474-6439
El Jobean Cozy 2/2 on
Canal. Bring your boat.
Pet OK. $800 mo
(941)-350-1288
Engl 2007 3/2/2 Tile &
Granite throughout, Priva-
cy Fence. Must See
$1200(941)-468-6342
Engl N. 2/1/CP All tile,
Lrg Sunroom, Clean Nice
Area, $700 1st & Sec
(941)474-2462
Engl, Clean 2/2, Near
Beaches, Boca & Boat-
ing. NS/ Pet ok. $700
(941)-350-1288
Engl, New 2 & 3BR
Condos w/Tennis,
Pool, Fitness, Pet ok,
From $825/mo inclds
water & cable
(941)-350-1288

ENGL/ROTONDA
nice o ses all
to ools
13346 Carte St
6195 Grnder St
271 Whit M-rsh Ln
Starting at $950.
Ron 941-223-4781

ENGLEWOOD, 2BR/1BA,
garage, 2 sheds. Clean.
Quiet neighborhood.
$795. 941-315-0646


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

ENGLEWOOD AREA:
3 bedrooms 2 bath
4 to choose $750 up
WEST COAST
PROP. MGT
941473-0718
RentalsFlorida.net
ENGLEWOOD
NEW HOUSE 3/2/2
Starflower $925.
First/Last/Secur.
704-200-4983 or
941-875-6220

Engl Cozy 3br/2ba/lcg on
Deep Water Canal w/Dock
$900/mo. lstL/Sec.
(941)-346-1418
ENGLEWOOD/GROVE
CITY, 2/2/1 Home
w/ covered boat dock
& lift w/ Gulf access.
239-207-0063 for details




For a Complete List Go To
eraportcharlotte. co

$450.......................2/1 PC
$625.....................2+/1 NP
$750 ...................3/2/1 Rot
$800........ ............ 3/2/2 PC
$850....................3/2/2 NP
$875.....................3/2/2 PG
$1400..2/2/1 pool, canal- PC





AFFORDABLE
HOUSING!!!
1 MONTH FREE RENT
4br/2ba/2cg
North Port Single
Family Homes Starting
at $750/mo $199.
move in fee OAC.
(941) 613-1469
Sec 8 Vouchers
Welcome

Harbor Heights Spa-
cious 2/1, Ig. Fla. room,
beautiful area, like new.
$700. Myra (305)7936157


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT




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

N Port FREE RENT!
Nice 3/2/1, near US41,
good n'hood. $795.
Call now 810-441-2162
N Port 2BR/1BA,
$650; 2-3BR/1 $650
3 poss 4/1.5 $650
1st & sec 941-423-8029
N Port 3/2 on Canal.
Avail Now $925/mo. 1st
+ Sec. 941-234-8123 or
941-460-8263
N Port 3/2/2 + den
w/French Doors, lanai,
W/D, Near School
$895mo (941)-429-2846
N. Port gorgeous Villa
3/2/2 w/ lanai, All club
amenities, & lawn mainte-
nance incl. Near 1-75.
Must see. Nicest in N.
Port $945/ mo. Call Billy
at (571)-246-5050
N.P 3/2/2 REDUCED.
$775/mo Must have
Refs & verifiable income.
Keith at (941)-313-1375
N.PORT, exec. home for
lease, new, 4/3/2.5
Beautiful 3000 SF,
3151 Alesio. $1425/mo.
Annual. Incl. Lawn Maint.
(941)492-4342
N.PORT, For Lease new
3/2/2, beaut., 2300 SF,
huge scr'd rear deck. 2651
W. Price Blvd. $1150/mo.
Ann. Incl. lawn maint.
(941)4924342
NP, 3/2/1, Gated comm.
Condo, Sable Trace, 1st.
floor, $1200 Furn. $850
Unfurn. 941-3914018


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

NP, 3/2/1, scr. lanai,
fenced yard, tile through-
out, exc. shape. Just paint-
ed. Tony, 941-3914018
NEED A RENTALa
Paradise Properties
& Rentals, Inc.
941-625-RENT
NEED A TENANT?
Let us do the
advertising, screening
& paperwork!
Call 941-662-9629
Cornerstone Real
Estate & Management
NORTH PORT, 2/1/CP,
Lanai, Fenced. $650.
mo. + Sec. Avail 10/1.
218-969-8684
NOKOMIS 3/1/1 Sun-
room, Laundry Room.
lst/Last/ $500 Sec dep
$750 (941)-493-6465
Nokomis Beach area,
2/2/gar, 520 Acacia Ln,
furn. $850/mo. Annual,
N/S, N/P. (941)492-7831
North Port LARGE
3/2/2, 1800+SF
Immaculate! $900/mo
(941)-457-0727
North Port lbd/lba on 3
acres $580 + elec
(aprox $110mo) 1st &
last (941)-423-0002
North Port 3/2/1,
renovated, 1400 SF,
$750 +_sec. Pets pos-
sible. (941)456-1486
North Port 3/2/2,
$850.mo., no pets, 1st,
last, sec. 941-716-3161
North Port, 10 brand
new 3/2/2's. Differ-
ent floor plans, fully
applianced, W/D,
tiled, hurricane win-
dows, sprinkler sys-
tem, lanai, lawn serv.
inc. $950 $1,100
(941)-391-7987.
NORTH PORT, lbr/ Iba,
$500/mo. water includ-
ed. First & Deposit.
941-426-7297


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT






North Port
3/2 Affinity $850/A
3/2 Jollivette $850/A
3/2 Trapper $950/A
Enelewood
COMM Fray St $800/A
2/2 McFadden $800/A
2/2 Pool Dearborn $900/A
1/1 Pennsylvania $500/A
Rotonda
2/2 Natures Trail $800/A
2/1 Boundary $595/A
2/1 Boundary $650/A
2/2 Boundary $600/A
Deep Creek:
3/2 Ultra Marine $850/A
Port Charlotte
2/2 Buffing Rd $750/A
Seasonal
2/2 Dbl wde $1600/S
1/1 Harbor Village
Comm Pool $1200/S
3/2 Medalist, pool $2800/S
3/2 Snowflake
Pool $2200/S
3/2 Oakland Hills
Pool $2200/S

Cathy Ledford, Mgr.
(Need Help?)
941-681-1189
941-475-7011
website: www.icre.us

North Port, 2 homes for
rent; 3/2/1 large proper-
ty, clean home $825 also
2/1.5/1 screened lanai,
$700. Avail immed.,
First and security.
941-228-6637
NORTH PORT, 2/2/1 Pool
Home, priv. fenced in
back yard, shed,
$875/mo. 1st, last, $600
sec. dep. (941)-716-2177
North Port, 3580 Tonkin
Dr. 3/2/1 Canal. Irg bdrs.
& bonus family room, pet
ok. Storage Shed. $875
mo. 408-391-0579
North Port, new luxury
built '05, 3/2/2, Irg.
yard, 5063 Sister Terr.
$895. 786-255-2805


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

NORTH PORT, newer
house, 3/2/2, near Price
Blvd. NS/NP. $825/mo.
+ sec. (941)-4294026
NP 2/2/1 NEAR
WALMART, Compl Renov,
tile,hdwood floors,patio,
$750/mo 9414267240
NP 8498 Bumford $670
3-2/2/cp
Quiet area Shady yard
941-628-9810
NP Spotless 3/2/2 Has
Everything. N/S $900mo
$700sec (941)-927-9176
or (941)-724-4045
NP, 3/4/2 new, open
floor plan w/tile firs, A/C
$1100 neg 941-423-
6744 941-441-7568
OAK FOREST GATED
$1550/MON ANNUAL
4/3/2 COMMUN POOL
(941)815-8773
Off Venice Ave, 3/2/2
City Water. Nice Home.
$900 mo Ist/last $500
Sec. (941)468-2220
P.C. (Murdock) 2/1/1,
Large Florida room, CHA,
tile, $725/month, plus
security. (941)-204-2333
P.C. 2/1/CP, all appli-
ances, $495 mo, 1st.,
last, security, annual
lease, (941)-286-2546
P.C. 2/2/2 w/pool split plan
w/cath. ceil, fen yd, tile, cpt
in bdrm. All appl, N/S,
$975/mo. 941-223-1210
P.C. 2/2/CP, windowed
lanai, living, dining area,
new kitchen, $800 (941)-
629-8203 or 661-5287
P.C. 3/2, $800. mo, 4/1
$750. both newly remod-
eled. N/P. 941-204-3197
or 239-384-0004
P.C. 3/2/CP, near
schools, nice neighbor-
hood, no dogs, $775 mo.
+ sec. (941) 932-1797


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1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

P.C. Canal w/ Dock,
3/2/CP, 21846 Edgewa-
ter Dr. $775/mo. + Dep
941-926-3783
P.C. Lg. 2/2/1, w/ FI
room, split plan, shed.
$725 mo. Small Pet OK.
941-661-5388
P.C. waterfront 4/3/2,
large livingroom & den,
luxurious pool home com-
pletely renovated, pristine
condition on sailboat lot
with covered dock.
$1,200 including pool &
pest service on Edgewa-
ter Dr. (908)568-0758
PC 2/2 or 3/2, tile, lanai,
appl. w/d $675-$995
mo. 1st + sec. Ann. Sm.
pet ok (941)-626-1514
PC 2/1.5/1, Near 41.
Quiet Area. Updated
Kitchen. New Bath, CHA.
$550. mo 941-661-6511
PC 21011 Glendale,
2/2/CP, W/D, Storage,
Fenced Backyard. $600.
+ $1,000. Sec., Small
Pet. 941-627-0399
PC 2br, tiled, Fenced 41&
King 4325 Eaglet $625
3/2/2, Pool, 1800sf A/C
DC $1049 941-480-1266
PC 3/1,updated, clean
$600 mo + $500 sec.
pchomesdirect.com
(941)-916-0896
PC 3/2, carport, 1 blk to
boat ramp. Near Elemen-
tary school. $750 mo.
Pet OK. (561)-843-2332.
PC 3/2/1, Gardens of
Gulf Cove, pool, ameni-
ties, 1st month rent free.
$800 mo. 716-485-8343
PC 42$850

Updated Beauty
941-228-7781
PC, 2/1, tile, clean, $525
mo + sec. Small 2/1, tile,
Incl. utilities. $625 mo +
sec. (941)-916-1535
PC, Charming 2/2/2, Lg.
yard, near school w/ lanai
Like new. Nice area
$775. (502)-875-7157
PC, Community Pool,
Clubhouse 3/2/1 $680
2/2/1 $670 1st, last,
sec (941)-623-3933
PG 2/1, Historic District
Pets Ok $700 mo.
Call ReMax Anchor Realty
800-898-7353
PG, 2bd/2ba/lcg,
large screened in lanai,
tile throughout, $725.
(941)-639-2823
PGI 3/2/2 Waterfront
near Harbor, renovated,
W/D, no pool, pets OK,
$1,150/month. Owner
(941) 833-0743
PGI waterfront 3/2, pool,
large garage, beautiful, 5
min. to Harbor. $1,000
mo. (941) 626-0280
PGI waterfront 3/2/1,
pool, custom throughout.
Unfurn. Pets Ok. Call
Owner 941-286-0201.
Pirate Harbor 3/2/2 fur-
nished on water, no
bridges, with boatlift.
$900 month annually or
$1500 seasonal. (954)-
328-5518
Port Charlotte Lrg., 2
bdrm, 1 bath, central
heat & air NEW blinds
& carpets, No Pets
$550. (941)-743-3489


Port Charlotte
20022 Isobar St.3/2
tile throughout,
1comm. pool $750
(941) 628-4494
Port Charlotte 3/1, all
tile, pets okay. $650 mo.
or $163/wk. Available
now. (941)-575-6482
Port Charlotte 3/2/CP
2515 Tamarind St., CHA,
Ig. lot. $650mo, 1st, last,
sec. N/P (941)-391-4069
Port Charlotte. Cute,
Clean, 2/I, Ceramic
Tile, New Kitchen,
Shade Trees, Near
Hospitals. $550/Mo.
814-629-9815
Pt. Char, Immaculate,
partially furn., 3/2
home on Beacon. $750.
Call 941-662-9629
Cornerstone Real Estate
& Management


2/2/1
2/2
2/2
2/2
3/2/1
2/2/2
2/2
3/2/2


South Venice home, lanai, shed, pet neg., approx. 816 sq. ft.....................................$ 700
Villa Nova condo, 2nd floor, community pool, large lanai......................................$ 700
Country Club Apt., 2nd floor, water/cable included, approx. 833 sq. ft.......................$ 800
Bella Costa condo, 3rd floor, W/D, water/cable included, approx. 1089 sq. ft.............$ 850
South Venice home, pool, close to Shamrock Park, approx. 1015 sq. ft...................$ 950
Oak Forest villa, den, lanai, community pool, approx. 1385 sq. ft...............................$ 950
Waterside Village, 2nd floor, den, W/D, community pool, approx. 1500 sq. ft.............$ 975
Jacaranda West home, pool, den, W/D, pet neg., approx. 1531 sq. ft.......................$1300


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

Pt. Charlotte 3/2/2 on
water near schools &
shop $1000/ mo + secu-
rity. 813-244-8384
PUNTA GORDA, 2/1/1 on
2 Fenced Lots! Nice
Peaceful Area. $700. mo.
+ Sec. (941)-624-0355
PUNTA GORDA downtown
2/2, facing Gilchrist
Park. $675 mo.
(941)-626-0280
Punta Gorda Isles 3/2/2,
pool, fenced, Pets OK.
Newer Towles home.
$1350mo.941-769-7766
Punta Gorda, Burnt Store
Meadows 3/2/2, pool,
shutters, $1,150 mo. Pet
okay. (941)-769-7766
Punta Gorda/BSI, Dock
on canal 3/2/2, unfurn'd,
pool. No smoking.
$1,425/mo. Water, Trash
& Sewer included. 1st
last & sec 978578-6416
RIVERFRONT, PG. 3BR/
2BA/2CG, Pool, Dock,
$975/ mo. Utopia Com-
mercial Realty "The Last
Great Real Estate Compa-
ny" 863-990-8448
ROTONDA, 3/2 POOL-
HOME, quiet area, close
to park & schools
$1200/mo (941)6974007
S Venice 3/2/2 Built
2004 Tile & Carpet Floors
Big FR Yrs lease
$1150mo 941-232-6797
S. Venice 2/2/1 Tile firs
327 Zephyr Rd. $50 dis-
count to qualified renters
(941)468-9978
S. Venice 2/2/1, updated
lanai, hot tub, ann. lease,
$850. mo. Employment
ref's req'd 941-330-5093
S. Venice 3/1.5 Fenced
yard, Pet OK, $900
(941)497-1993
S. Venice 3/2 + Family
Room, 2200 SF, Fenced
yard. $900, Pets Ok
941- 497-1993
S. Venice 3/2/1 Big
Fenced Yard, Tiled. Pets
OK. $850 + $600 Sec.
(941)-445-3983

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

Venice 1-2/1, Tile Floors,
Fireplace, 7 acres, 41 @
River Rd. $750 (941)-
408-1984 Avail Now
Venice Acres! 3/2/2 Pool
+ Spa $1498 on 1 acre
or 3/2/2 + 1/1 cottage
$1998 941488-9486
VENICE GDNS, charming
Mediterranean 2/2 & 3/2,
close to Garden Elem &
YMCA$875 (941)927-7524
VENICE GREAT HOMES
$775-$875
Gulf Coast Rentals &
RealEstate Co.
(941)492-4280
Venice Isl. Spacious cor-
ner unit, 2BR/2BA.
Lanai, furn, cable TV.
55+ Near beach &
shops (847)272-8794
or (773)-517-1745
VENICE, 3BR/2BA, fenced
back yard. Pets ok. 608
Country Club Way,
$925/mo. (941)-2324725
Venice, Nokomis, 1&2br,
Also, pool home, Ven
Island, sm pet ok. $500-
$1200 (941)488-7272
Winter vistors 1B House,
all new furnishing. 1cc,
lanai, $750 mthly (863)-
993-0641

1240 CON DOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

$99.00 MOVES YOU IN!
First Month FREE with annual
lease. 3/2/1 luxury 1425SF
under air. Small Pets OK.
OPEN DAILY AT
4520 S. Biscavne Dr.
North Port
941-350-2704 or
Toll Free 1-888803-3100
MARK V DEVELOPMENT
13355C Tamiami Trail, N.P.
2/2 Saybrook Center Rd.,
pool, covered prking, W/D
$800/mo.
Investment RIty 492-5050


1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT








30 UNFURNISHED UNITS
CALL OR VISIT OUR
NEW WEBSITE
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SHORTTERM FURNISHED ALSO AVAIL

Bimini Bay Club 2/2 Refur-
bished, Newly Furnished,
New Appliances, Ground
Floor Corner Condo. 1st &
Security. References, $650
12 Month,941-276-8084 LM.
Bird Bay, Venice 1st floor
2/2/CP, 2 enclosed
lanais, Unfurn, $975
water/Cable Incl
(941)484-9883
BSI new 3/2/2 villa
1772 SF, pool, unfurn.
$895 annual
941-456-0645Broker/Ownr
D.C. 2/2, lanai, cath.
ceil., tile, wood cab.,
ranite, w/d inc. Pets ok
675+ up 941-661-4539
DEEP CREEK 2/2 condo,
1 year old with pool & car-
port $795 mo. Pet
allowed. 216-469-2944.
Deep Creek 2/2 lakefront
condo, pool, tennis, club-
house. W & S incl. $650,
No pets. (941)-628-1745
Deep Creek Lakes
Edge, New 2 Possible
3/2/CP, Lakefront,
2nd. Fl, W & D, Pool,
Annual $750 mo., N/S
Available Now.
941-286-0276
Deep Creek Villa 2/2/2,
$700 + up. Extra clean.
Small pet ok. (941)-204-
1304 or (941)-764-1977
Deep Creek, 2BR/2BA,
carport, on golf course,
eat-in kit. W & D incl.
$650 mo. 941-875-9018
Deep Crk 2/2 4-plex villa
on G.C. w/d, lanai, priv.
parking, pets ok. $750+
electric. 941-575-7550
Englewood -Waterfr Lg
Ibr furn/unfurn, laund rm,
enc lanai, pool. Dock avail
$650+ annual or $1650
seasonal 941-475-1275
ENGLEWOOD 1ST:
MONTH FREE 12 mins
from venice 2br w/ den
2 ba 1300sf, pool $399.
moves you in $799/mo
941-4730450
ENGLEWOOD
2/2 lanai 2d floor
comm.pool, tennis
WEST COAST
PROP MGT
941-473-0718
RentalsFlorida.net
FUN NEIGHBORHOOD
1 BED/2 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
GATED GOLF COMM
Brand New 3/2/1 Htd
pool, Tennis courts
and more! $900/mo
941-525-3127
HARBOUR HGTS. 27235
Adams Dr. 2/2 condo-cpt.
1 yr old. $595 mo. Pets
allowed. 216-469-2944
Heritage Oak Pk, Lake-
view, 1st fir., 2/2/cp. Sm.
pet OK. N/S. Annual
$850. 941-627-1827
Island of Venice, Down-
town Walk to Shops &
restaurants 2/2 N/P
N/S $750 941-650-6405
N. Port Sable Trace CC.
Gated, 2BR/2BA, Den,
lanai, W/D, pool, $750
No pets. 941-625-8107
Nice 2/2 heated pool
ready to move in Char-
lotte Harbor $700
first/last/security
deposit. Call 624-5234.
NOKOMIS 55+, 2/2,
VILLA, fireplace, pool,
unfurn, nice, quiet,
$750/mo. 941-716-0844
ON THE ISLAND 8 + rea-
sons to rent this condo:
2bd, 2ba, 2 blocks to
shops, 2 blocks to
beach, + pool & covered
parking. N/S N/P $900
(941)-493-1036


1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

P.C. 2/2 $570 & 1/1
$460 condo, water incl.
no pets. 1st., last +
sec. (941)-380-9212
P.C. 2/2 condo, w/d, off
Kings Hwy. lakeview,
$650, annual lease 1st. +
last. (941)-629-1383
P.C. 2/2 Kings Hwy. furn.
poss., sm. pets, pool,
tennis, H20, w/d, cable
incl. $695 941-286-5003
P.G. 2/2 condo, $675
mo. w/d, cov. parking,
walking distance to down-
town. N/P 941-575-5610
PC 2/2, laundry, pool,
tennis, H20 & appl. incl.
$675+, 1st. & 2nd. fl. Sm
pet ok. 941-624-5967
Port Charlotte 1bed
Ibath Water included
Near Shopping, $550 +
Sec (941)-697-5015
Punta Gorda Furnished
Villa in BSI, 2-3 bedroom;
2/1 house, 2/2 duplex
RentAHome Srvs 637-6797
Punta Gorda, Beautiful
2B/2B, G.C. view, new
appl., W/D, pool, gym, ten-
nis, $750. 973-7866770
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
ATHENS TOWNHOUSE
Luxury Living in a rental unit
2/2 Two blocks to beach
$875-$900 (941)485-7645

1300 DUPLEXES
FOR RENT

Port Char. 2/1 Complete-
ly remodeled, tile through-
out, large, lanai, $600
mo. (941)-639-2823
2/1 w/carport, 23023-5
Gulf Coast Ave, $140. wk
or $525. mo + Sec/Util
941-504-9101
2BR/2BA in Deep Creek,
Ig. laundry room & lanai.
$600 mo. Call Susie 941-
380-9089
Char. Harb. 1/1, near I-
75, lanai, w/d, CHA, new
carpet. Sm. pet ok. $525
+ sec. (941) 628-6251
DEEP CREEK New!
2BR/2BA $775/mo. lawn
care incl. (941)-629-3326
or (941)416-5966
E Engl 2/2 Pet OK
$650/mo. Yrly Lease.
1st Mo Free. $1000 sec
moves you in. Adobe
Realty Inc. 485-3998
Marcel 468-2529
E ENGLW, 2/2, W/D hook-
up, pet ok, $625/mo.
$500 Sec. (847)-323-
1697 or (813)-751-6853
ENGL 2/2/1 1 MONTH
FREE. New floors &
Paint. Sm Pet.
201-638-5805
ENGL. Lg 2/2, very nice,
remodeled, conv location,
lawn care incl. $600/mo.
(941)408-1925



ENGI: $475/mo 1/1
$550 2/1 $650 2/1/1
House Lanai W/D
WS, NS
1st&Sec 941-400-1670
ENGLEWOOD
1/1/cp new carpet tile
paint water/sewer inc
HUD approved $495
WEST COAST
PROP MGT
941473-0718
RentalsFlorida.net
Englewood 2/1, screened
lanai, new paint & tile, no
pets, $595 mo., 1st. +
security. (941)-624-5233
ENGLEWOOD E, 2br,
quiet, clean, lanai. Incl
lawn care. $625. $500
Dep. (941)350-5705
ENGLEWOOD on Canal
lbr/lb, Scrn Lanai, Car
port, Water-Sewer-Lawn
Included, $675/mo. 1st
last-sec 707-396-3778
ENGLEWOOD, 2/2, tiled,
newly decorated, immac,
quiet location. $625/mo
(941)6984061 286-3902
ENGLEWOOD, 2br/lba,
W/D, quiet, N/S, No
dogs. Ist&Lst. $575.
(941)-473-7847


1300 DUPLEXES
FOR RENT

Englewood. 2/1, lanai,
$600. Rotonda 2/1 huge
lanai. $650. 1/1, lanai,
$550. 941460-9403
Historic Punta Gorda,
lbd/lba, tile throughout,
1 small pet okay,
(941)-575-9195
Murdock Area, 2/2/1, Ig.
walk-in closet, pantry,
water incl. $600 941-
423-0486
N.PORT-2BR/1BA, lanai,
Freshly painted in/out,
very clean, appl. $650 &
Sec. (810)-794-3721


New Triplex, 2/2/1 230
Rotonda Blvd. West, All
Appliances including
Washer & Dryer. 50 and
Over, One pet up to 20#.
Center unit $700mo, End
Unit $750mo. Annual
Lease, Good Credit
Rquired. Open Sat 12pm
to 5pm, Sunday 1pm to
5pm for review.
941-697-0987
North Port 2/1 $600 +
Security deposit. Avail
immediately, Annual
Lease. 941-423-8448
NORTH PORT: 2/1/1 +
lanai, no pets. $750/mo.
+ $1000 Security.
(941)426-2942
PG, very nice 2BR/1BA/
carport. No pets. $650
mo + util. $1300 moves
you in. (941)-740-0491 or
637-0417
Venice Island
2/1/CP Clean, Quiet
Nice Area $795 annual
(941)-488-1345

1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT

*DOWNTOWN VENICE
Embassy lbr apt.
$599/mo. + $600 Sec.
Walk to beach & churches.
N/P. (941)2440700
*Venice 1/1 Lrg Clean
Quiet. Single Adult N/P
$160 wkly. $350 Sec
Dept. 941-484-5681
1 BEDROOM ON THE
ISLAND OF VENICE
First floor $595/mo.
Small pets ok.
941-488-6666
lbr/lba, 3 blocks from
Venice Beach, off Venice
Ave. New appls & W/D.
$695/mo 941-716-1431
1ST MONTH FREE
VENICE br $600, 2BR
$675. N/Pets. Sea Jay
Apts, under new mgmt.
941-232-9893
2 BEDROOM APT.
1/2 Block to Nokomis
Beach. $900/mo,
Less with maint.
Assistance. 1st, Last &
sec. 941-488-5672
2/1 VENICE: 2 miles to
Beach, walk to Publix, Shops
& bus. Immaculate, Tile Car-
pet. $675/mo. Annual. No pets.
(941)-374-3401
Arcadia, 2/1 In Town,
$600 mthly, 1st, Last &
Sec. Available Nov. 1st.
863-558-1113
Hampton Point Apts.
currently is offering 2, 3
& 4 bedrooms starting
at $449. Located off
Rampart Blvd. Call
(941) 979-1002 today
for move-in specials.
Best location in town at a
great price! 2/2 $550!
3/2 $650! Limited time
only! Call! 941-627-3900
CHAR. HARB. 2/2 CHA,
new kitchen, w/d hook
up, N/S. $550. mo.
(941)-505-8530


1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT

CHAR. HBR. 1/1 updat-
ed, incl. water, pool,
scr. lanai, no pets.
$550. 941-628-3759
CHARLOTTE HARBOR 1
mo. FREE, new 1br
unfurn, c/h/a, fans,
No pets $595/mo.
(941)-587-7828
Charlotte Harbor efficien-
cy furnished, clean, neat,
lease, no pets $600 mo
(941)-764-3969
CLEAN & REASONABLE -
PG 1 BR furn. courtyard
& laundry, quiet, safe,
incl. utilities.
941-815-0711
Eff $150 week, 1 Bedrm
apt $175 wk. Incl util.
Triangle Motel Punta
Gorda 941-639-8356
Englewood Port Char-
lotte 2/1, just remod-
eled, tile, new paint. Pets
ok. $525- $575. Call
(239)-398-5473
ENGLEWOOD 1ST:1
MONTH FREE 12 mins
from Venice 2br w/ den
2 ba 1300s, pool$399.
movesyou $799/mo941-
4730450
ENGLEWOOD WATER-
FONT 1/1, Very Clean,
Close to Shopping, N/P
$550/mo 941-475-5409
ENGLEWOOD: 1/1 Gulf
front, furn., walk out door
onto priv beach. $600/mo.
+ elec. 9414754913
ENGLW BEACH, FURN
UPSTAIRS APT. ACROSS
FROM BEACH, 2BR,
POOL, INCLDS CABLE &
WATER (941)-474-7171

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

MANASOTA Key 1BR on
beach, very quiet area. Big
porch. Small pet ok. $850
mo. Incl Utils 941661-7120
MANASOTA Key, 2/1
Furn W/utilities &
cable,Long term
$270/wk
941-716-3660
N.PORT, Warm Mineral
Springs, Large 1/1, on
canal, cent. air, tile,
$525. 941-426-9398
PC, 2/2 $550! Great
location. Unbelievable!
Move in NOW!
Call (941)-627-3900
PC, 2/2, Waterfront
Condo w/ views, Fishing
Pier, Pool, Cov'd Parking,
$850/month, Water &
Cable incld, 1st/last Sec,
Seasonal Options Call for
details 609-978-8716,
No Pets.
Port Charlotte 1/1, all
tile $150 wk. all incl.
Pets okay. Available
now. (941)-575-6482
Pt Charlotte 1/1 W/D
pool, $525 Olean near
hosp. Annual, N/S, N/P
Call Flip (941) 505-0482
PUNTA GORDA 1/1-
$550 mo. Pool, utilities.
including. No smoking
909-350-2829.


mere Apts
of Venice. Luxu-
ry Community
FALL
FRENZY
1 bd apts $755
2/bd apts $890
l 941-496-
4 (4161 (
6"\ 4"VNIC
& 4i yrlese


snopping too. cozy family room nas Z skylignts and
fireplace. Newer roof, air conditioner, water heater and auto
garage door opener. $194,500 MLS#N573463
NEW CONDO IN
Magnolia Park. 1st
floor 2/2 condo +
den/ family room
and garage. Enjoy
the clubhouse and
heated pool in this
beautiful complex
that is convenient to
everything.
$259,900
MLS#N571529


1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT

S VENICE near Myakka
River, lbr/lba, $650 + util.
Unfurn, use of washer/
dryer. (941)468-2945
S. SARASOTA OSPREY
furnished, large 1/1,
Avail Now. $695/mo.
(989)-295-1847
S. VENICE, close to 776 &
Jacaranda need roomate
to share Ig. home w/2peo-
pie pool, util incl $125/wk
941488-9878

Toledo Club
Apts. Luxury
Community.
FALL


Studio's /$535
lbd apts/$613
2bd apts/ $675
941-423-6600

VEN ISL BANYANS! Walk
to beach/town. lbr, pool,
cable, unfurn, $875 incl
util (941)408-3363 aft 12
VENICE ISLAND studio
Close to Everything F/L/S
Util/Laundry incl N/P, N/S
$675 9414830053
Venice Island
Lrg Studio, Clean, Quiet,
Nice Area 6-12mo lease
$575 941488-1345
VENICE ISLAND, Apts for
Rent. $480-$555
Close to beach & down-
town. (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-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.


2 0
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

1 0


1340 MOBILE HOMES
FOR RENT

$200 OFF FIRST MONTH
RENT 1 & 2 BR TRAIL-
ERS $450-$525/mo. +
sec. PG 941-740-6000.
2/1 CP patio handi-
capped ramp. New
remodel. $ 750.mo.
w/dep. 941-697-2738.
55+, 2/2, lake view,
P.G. furnished near Hwy
75, 1st mo. rent + sec
dep. (941) 505-2960.
Clean 1BR/1BA, W/D
Lg. lot, oak trees,
clubhouse & Boat
ramp. Engl. area
$525/mo annual
941-662-0015
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

Storage Yard space avail
for your boat, trailer, car
or RV, etc..very reason-
able rates 941-468-3228

1350 EFFICIENCIES
FOR RENT

1/1, PC, also living rm.,
kit. W/D. Lg. remodeled
incl. priv. entr. cable, util,
$150 wk. 941-661-8799
All 2 Rm Suites, DSL.
Tropical Bay Waterfront,
Sunnybrook, $160 wk. &
Up. 941-625-3004.
BANANA BAY MOTEL
Extended Stay Program
Furn. from $150 week
incl. utilities, pool & dock
(941)-743-4441
Englewood Historic Dist.
N/P N/S $600 Incld
water & elec. F/L/S
(941)-475-4562
North Port. Fum. Studio
linens, dishes, etc, all
util, including TVw/cable
$175/Ak or $695/mo.
(941)-426-2909
PC 1/1 tile, washer dryer
hookup, central a/c, yard
$550 incl. util + $300
dep. (760)-529-9248
CLEAN furn. eff. apts. So.
PG $125-150 per wk, incl
util/cable, no pets. 941-
740-0491 or 637-0417
Quiet/private entrance.
Waterfront. Jacuzzi/pool.
Nice area. Ref/Sec.
$140/wk. 941-624-0169


VIVIENDA WEST. Lovely 2/2/1 detached villa on a quiet cul-
de-sac in an adorable community. Very well maintained with
brand new paint & carpet in neutral colors. Huge living room
has endless possibilities. $170,500 MLS#N5762320
LOCATION,
LOCATION!
A few short blocks to
beaches, downtown
shops and restaurants.
2BR, 2nd floor end
S unit has extra windows
and screened balcony.
Sit back, relax and let
the island breeze blow
your troubles away.
$129,900
MLS#N541799


S DESIRABLE
VENICE ISLAND
CONDO!
2bedrooms, 2 bath,
carport, furnished,
with community
pool, located
halfway between
beach and
downtown.
$199,500
MLS#N5762605


SELDOM
AVAILABLE.
2nd floor end unit in
Sorrento Park!
Green belt view from
this 2bed/ 2bath
condo. Close to
beach and shopping.
Overlooks Oscar
Scherer State Park.
$149,900
MLS#N5762229


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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 Venice Islant Apt., No Pets........................... $595
1/1 Antigua Apt., Furnished, No Pets..................$700
CONDOS & VILLAS
1/1 Las Palmas Condo, Comm. Pool, 55+,
1 st Mo. Free.................................................. $650
1/1.5 Quail Run Condo, Comm. Pool, 55+.............$700
2/2 Gulfaire Condo, Comm. Pool, No Pets........$850
2/2/1 Las Casas Condo, Comm. Pool, No Pets...$850
2/2 Costa Brava Condo, Pool, Furnished,
1st Month Free. No Pets......... .................. $900
2/2 Isles Of Chestnut Creek, Comm. Pool, |
No Pets.................................................... $925
2/2 Isles Of Chestut Creek, Comm. Pool. No
Pets............................................................... $925
2/2 Auburn Woods Villa, Comm Pool. Pets Ok...$975
2/2/1 Gondola Park Condo, Comm. Pool,
No Pets ................................................ $1000
HOMES
2/1 Venice Island Duplex, Newly Remodeled,
No Pets.................................. ............. $800
2/2/CP Venice Isles Estate Mobile Home,
Furnished, 55+ No Pets ....................................... $850
2/2/1 Nokomis Home, Pool Service Included,
No Pets........................................................... $975
2/2/1 Jacaranda Home, Pets OK...................... $1100
212/1 Nokomis Home, Icw View, Heated Pool, 1
No Pets............................................................ $ 1500
| SEASONAL LISTINGS ALSO AVAILABLE
Elaine R. Brinkley, Licensed Real Estate Broker
X X[XIXIIIIIIII]


Home & Condo Rentals and

Property Management, Inc.

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


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Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, Real Estate Classified


1360 ROOMS FOR
RENT

$75 a week single, $100
wk. couple. Punta Gorda.
Full house privileges.
(941)-626-3230
A+ Lg. Furn. Rm in PC w/
Private entr., hse privl. Util
cabl. incl. $130. wk. +
deposit. 941-626-2832
NP Clean, quiet, A/C, fan,
TV $140wk Ist/last 1
person, others extras
(941)-423-8779
NP: Room for rent in my
home, all included!
$500/mo. For info, call
(941)-429-1569 Iv msg
ONLY $100/Wk in PC/
Engl. Priv entr cable, ac.
All until incl.941-681-1161,
276-1025
PC. ROOM FOR RENT
with house privileges. Util.
incl. $100/wk. + deposit.
Call (941)-276-2681.
PC Clean & Quiet, $120
wk. $450/mo incl utils,
furn'd, refs. 941-743-
3070. 941-740-2565
PG, FREE RENT! Furn.,
all incl. $125 wk. 2-3 BR
apt. $325 wk. N/P, 941-
639-1089,941-623-7921
PG near 1-75 exit 164.
furnished rooms, coun-
try setting, $80 week. All
inclusive. 941-575-9577
S. Venice Room w/Private
Bath, Kitchen use, Pool,
$600 includes Utilities &
Cable. (941)-809-6597
SOUTH VENICE 1/1 No
pets. Separate entrance.
$550/mo, includes utili-
ties. (941)-496-9109
South Venice, utilities incl.
washer/dryer, house priv.
$400/mo 941-809-1808
VENICE MASTER BED-
ROOM, private bath, 2
walkin closets $500/mo.
utils incl (941)-493-5955
Venice: Close to every-
thing. Incld's Cable. Must
like dogs. Full house privl.
$400mo + 1/3 utilities
(941)-330-5449
VENICE: Share Beach 2/2,
condo, pool, 1600sf, furn.,
wdflrs, cable, internet
$650. 941-244 2799

1370 RENTALSTO
SHARE

Best N. Venice Area. Pvt
Rm/ba + house priv. Low
rent/meals for caregiver
chores. (941)485-3943

1390 VACATION/SEAS
RENTALS

*Venice Island Condo
on Canal. Ideal for couple.
Heated Pool on Gulf.
$2500 203-375-4151
ALMAR RENTALS &
MGT. SERVICES. MANY
FURNISHED UNITS
800-964-3095
Donna@almar-rentals.com


1390 VACATION/SEAS
RENTALS

ENGLEWOOD CONDO
2/2, LANAI & POOL,
2009 SEASON
(201)-638-5805
ENGLEWOOD/
ROTONDA
Great selection
available
WEST COAST PRO MGT
473-0718 OR
877-468-0667
RentalsFlorida.net
ENGLW BEACH,
2BR/2BA VILLAS
ACROSS FROM BCH,
POOL, INCLDS UTILI-
TIES (941)-474-7171
Manasota Key condo
Avail March 2009 2/2
w/ loft, pool, spa, priv
beach 201-638-5805
Osprey: 2BR/2 bath,
sleeps 6. Free Electric,
Cable, Phone, Pools, Ten-
nis $550 week. Pat cell
(914)907-0002
VENICE 2/1 Duplex, Fully
Furn, $500 Wkly, $1800
Monthly. (941)468-9458
OR (941)-468-4782
Venice, Nokomis, 1&2br,
on/off beach. Also, pool
home, Ven Island, sm pet
ok. (941)488-7272
Venice Winter Rentals
Condos & Homes
2/2 from $1800
Investment RIty 492-5050
VENICE, 2br/2ba HOME,
fuly furn, 50+ resort fac.
Wkly, Mo, Yearly. 516-728-
7487 or 516-728-2991

1420 WANTEDTO RENT

2/2, Englewood. Nov. 27-
April 15. 2 Adults. Non
smokers. 207-646-7534
or brie@maine.rr.com
Furnished House on Canal
w/ Htd. Pool & Small Boat
for Feb. & March '09. Call
603-569-6256 or email:
peterbmcd@metrocast.net
Venice, Prefer Country
Club Estates, Jan.-Feb.
Consider other rentals on
the Island. 315455-1442

1500 LOTS & ACREAGE

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

MOUNTAIN PROPERTY
40 min N of Chattanooga,
Tenn, 1 mi. from mountain
view into Sequatchie Val-
ley, 10 min. from Dunlap,
Tenn, 6 1/3 acres, moun-
tain streams restr, quiet
cul-de-sac, $76,500. For
more details: (423) 842-
4039 or (423) 503-8446


1500 LOTS & ACREAGE

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

Your best North Port
buy? Oceanside St. Canal
Lot $9K 0% int,$400 mo.
till paid. 941-378-3780
www.mrlandman.com

1515 WATERFRONT

Direct access No bridges
Minutes to Stump Pass.
Gulf RIty, Linda McCraney
941468-2076 $250,000

Waterfront Lot
Seawalled 80 X 125
Sturgeon PI P.G.
Access Peace River
$120,000
Punta Gorda 638-4970

1600 BUSINESS
FOR SALE

ITALIAN RESTAURANT
WITH PIZZA
Established 17yrs.
49 seats, Great
Englewood location
REDUCED $169k
Fred Smith Realty, Inc.
(941)-475-5686

PROPERTY MGMT CO
PC. Exc Growth. Sales up
in '08. Owner nets
almost $40K. Price $70K
with ONLY $45K down.
Owner Financing. Terry
Williams. Sun Business
Brokers (941)400-3927
Restaurant North
Venice US41, 2800sf,
80seats, Business,
Equipment & furnish-
ings incl. Excellent
lease Reduced to
$97K. Call owner
(941)-815-2004
SALON in Port Char-
lotte, 7 Chairs, 4 Chairs
Filled. Fully Equipped incl.
Products. 941-457-3900
THOMAS ARNOLD BREAD
Route-Venice, Growth.
420K in revenue.
Owner nets 70K. Price
$185K w/70K dn. Seller
Financing. Terry Williams
Sun Business Brokers.
(941)400-3927
Tropical Smoothie Cafe,
Port Charlotte,
available for $35,000.
Call 941-286-8685

1610 BUSINESS
RENTALS

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


1610 BUSINESS
RENTALS

200 SQ FT Office Space,
with 10,000 SF lot, zoned
Cl. Perfect for car or boat
business. On Route 776
El Jobean. Call between
10AM-6PM at 941-255-
8252 or evenings 941-
380-3026

A 215 sf. upscale prof.
office space. Veter-
ans blvd. PC, Avail
now 941-764-7215

800-1600 sf, OMI,
1 MONTH FREE.
Best in Murdock.
941-624-3055

Murdock Area
Prof. Plaza-41 Frontage
pprox. 650 sf & 980 sf
All Florida GMAC
Real Estate
941-629-1121

NORTH PORT, SINGLE
OFFICE in upscale suite.
Ideal for professional need-
ing quiet, pleasant ofc.
(941)423-5455





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

Prime Business Location
corner Oak & Polk, His-
toric Downtown Arcadia
4000 sq ft 863-990-0360

Restaurant for Rent
8000+ SF on lake,
on 776 near Englewood.
Ready to Go 941-204-9084

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 offfices, newly deco-
rated $995/mo
(941)-484-6022

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

1615 INCOME
PROPERTY


1615 INCOME
PROPERTY



INCOME PRODUCING
$200,000 buys 3,
20X40 CONDOs
Plus RESTAURANT
EQUIPMENT
$2300/mo rental
income
Call for all the details.
Dick Woodhull Realtor
Re/Max Palm Realty
Call 941-276-4948

Mini Storage Facility Venice
425 units, various sizes,
nearly full, low rates, Price
reduced. 1.350 M. Mary-
Beth Wilson, Preferred
Prop. Realtors.
941-484-6279

1620 COMMER./
INDUST. PROP.

5000 SF could divide PG,
for lease by owner. Lots
of parking. Great deal.
After 4p 941-661-5999.
Approx 1000sf, 950 NN,
Central Englewood loca-
tion, water & utilities pro-
vided. Call (941)650-5084
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
For Lease Florida St.
PG, Warehouse w/Office
w/ OH doors. Units from
600-6000sf, $6.sf & up.
New owner. 941-724-0048
Industrial Office Ware-
house, 1500 sf. for lease
$1400. per mo. 2 mos.
FREE. Call Larry Bailie
(239)-821-8027, Florida
Foundation Realty, LLC


North Port
Income Property
3000 Sq Foot
New Office Building
Fully leased
(941)276-0516


Office Space Avail. Exc
Location in town. Corner
of 776 & Virginia Ct.
$300 + 474-5585
PC. Prime office space,
3 units 1,000sf. each.
Brand new. Sandhill Blvd.
Turnkey/Fully built out.
(941)-624-5992
Punta Gorda 5000 SF
warehouse, off. & show
rm, 3 phase elec., park-
ing, 4-16ft OH drs, zoned
CI, across from Habitat.
$10/SF. (941)-637-3822

1640 WAREHOUSE
& STORAGE

1,400, 1,700, 3,250 sf.
O.H. Doors, bath, cheap.
Paulson Dr./Market Circle
Best Deal 941-626-0416


1640 WAREHOUSE
& STORAGE

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

430 sqft $275/mo &
1100 sqft w/office
$650/mo located in the
Venice Industrial Park.
(941)-809-3638

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

EngI Workshop/Office,
1186 ft. 2 Units can be
combined, $595/each.
941-697-4774

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

NOKOMIS, Storage/
Workshop, Each 500 SF,
508 Colonia Ln. 1 Yr.
lease. 352-347-7645 or
941-928-2127

NP 400 w/sm. off., 800-
1600 sf whse. $250 mo
+ tax per 400 SF 941-
661-6720 or 575-1908


2000


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2005 Services
2010 Professional
2015 Banking
2020 Clerical
2025 Computer
2030 Medical
2035 Musical
2040 Restaurant/
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2050 SkilledTrades
2060 Management
2070 Sales
2090 Child/Adult
Care Needed
2100 General
2110 Part-time/
Temp
2115 Home Based
Business
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2010 PROFESSIONAL

CFP to rent or purchase
equity position in busi-
ness condo with a grow-
ing CPA firm in North
Port. (941)-429-3055


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FREE TAX SCHOOL.
Liberty Tax Englewood
area. Employment oppor-
tunities after graduation.
Call (941)743-8103
for reservations.

Hair Stylist, booth rental
w/some clientele, cozy
friendly full service salon.
(941)-628-5013

HAIR STYLISTS Needed
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chair rental. Good loca-
tion in Venice 941-488-
0703 or 941497-2970

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preferred. Call
(941)-743-8103

Trust Operations

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growth company. This
position is responsible for
the accurate implementa-
tion of trust activities and
records management.
Must be experienced in
trust, brokerage and
sales assistance and able
to multi-task. Strong
accounting background
and interpersonal skills
required.
Apply with Charlotte State
Bank, 1100 Tamiami Trail,
Port Charlotte or email
resume to
tshremshock@charlottes-
tatebank.com. EEO/AA

2020 CLERICAL/
OFFICE

Part time/Temporary
Administrative Assistant-
Reception. Strong phone/
computer skills, People
Oriented. Attention to
detail. M-F 9-2 Fax
Resume to 941-575-
8913


2020 CLERICAL/
OFFICE

Progressive Recruitment
is looking for Customer
Service Representative to
work F/T or P/T. M-F for
More information call
1-877-536-5914

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2030 MEDICAL

Active Upscale
Medical Office seeks
Full-Time ARNP or PA for
Established Medical
Aesthetic Program
JOYCE VEIN &
AESTHETIC INSTITUTE
Call 941-575-2126 Fax
CV to 941-575-4191

BEST CHANCE CPR &
FIRST AID TRAINING.
Now offering classes at
your convenience.
American Heart Assso-
ciation two year certifi-
cation: 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

CAREGIVERS NEEDED.
ALL SHIFTS available.
Must be flexible. Only the
serious need apply.
Retirees Welcome.
Apply in person at:
21202 Olean Blvd.
Port Charlotte
No Phone Calls PIs.
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Chloe Fleming 941-320-6466
Richard Bradway & Associates, Inc. Realtors
$249,000


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Gwen Heggan 941-468-1297
Richard Bradway & Associates, Inc, Realtors
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Coldwell Banker
941-915-9625
$530,000


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SMarty Virgilio 941-488-1111
Paradise Realty of Venice, Inc.
$194,000


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waterfront lanai, 8 tennis courts, pool.
Henry Hamels
S Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
941-321-9634
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& laundry room. Complete privacy in rear. #891T
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2030 MEDICAL

Certified Nursing
Assistants
FULL TIME/PART TIME
3-11 shiftsana
Tired of being just a
number...
at HARBORCHASE we
care about our employ-
ees as much as our
residents.
*****************
HarborChase offers
competitive wages and
an excellent benefits
package such as
Medical, Dental, Vision
& 401K. Part-time
team members receive
benefits at 20+ hours.
For consideration
please apply in person
to:
HARBORCHASE OF
VENICE
950 Pinebrook Road
Venice, FL 34292
(941) 484-8801 ph
(941) 484-3450 fax
EOE M/F/D/V


CMA/CNA wanted for
extremely busy internal
medicine/walk-in office.
Must have experience.
FAX resume to Debbie
(941)-743-8562
CNAs, HHAs. Live-In,
FT/PT in-home care.
Experience reqd. Top
Pay! (941)-257-4452

Immediate Need for
caring, compassion-
ate CNA/HHA/LPN.
Short/Long Shifts
Venice, N Port, Englw
areas. A Little Help
Nurse Registry
401 Commercial Ct,
Ste B, Venice
(941)-485-0301
fax (941)-485-0314

MA/LPN for large inter-
nal medicine office. FT.
Exp. req'd. Excellent ben-
efits. Fax 941-629-6488

Marketing/
Community
Relations
Coordinator

Charlotte County's #1
Retirement and Assist-
ed 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

PHYSICAL
THERAPIST/PTA, full
time, part time for
outpatient ortho clinic.
Fax resume to:
(941) 625-9672
PHYSICAL THERAPY
Progressive Physical
Therapy
seeking Full time PTA for
exceptional outpatient
facility. Hands-on, person-
alized RX emphasized.
Competitive salary pack-
age. Fax resume to:
(941) 743-8850 check
out website at:
progressive
healthplex.com

PICC RN
PICC Nurse to place PICC
& Midlines in skiled nurs-
ing facilities. Port Char-
lotte area.
Excellent Pay!
ivaccess@comcast. net
Call IV Access @
1-888-550-4441


2035 MUSICAL 2070 SALES


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2040 RESTAURANT/
HOTEL

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

ASST. KITCHEN
MGR Experienced for
JoeCraker Sports
Grille in Pt. Charlotte
Great wage & benefit
Package
email resume to
Sharkys@DayStarnet
or fax 941-488-6682

Bartender. Full Liquor,
Exp Req. 21 and Up,
Contact Dave 941-429-
1534 after 1:00pm

BOCA GRANDE CLUB
IS SEEKING EXP. HIGH
END LINE COOKS,
Bridge toll paid. DFWP.
941-964-2211 Ask for
Ethan or Becky



COOK experienced in
Italian & American cui-
sine. Must be dependable
& a team player.
Call (941) 882-4015

Dietary Aides
FT & PT
Senior bldg. seeking
energetic, flexible,
friendly wkend rotation,
NO late hours, crim/drug
req. Food service or rest.
exp. a must.
Apply in person 2305
Aaron St. PC

GENERAL IANAGtER
EXPERIENCED for
Microtel Inn & Suites,
Port Charlotte FL. Fax
resume (941) 624-0212

MANAGER Exp./ASST.
MGRS, COOKS & WAIT-
STAFF. Apply in person at
the Nav-A-Gator, Just
off Kings Hwy. Wed. Fri.

Souse Chef. P/T 2-4
days a week. Fax resume
to (941) 697-1493

2050 SKILLED TRADES

FLORIST, PT, min. 3 yrs.
exp. Need resume.
Call for appointment
941-964-0007

LANDSCAPE MAINT.
FOREMAN to run a crew
in a high end industrial
park-clean drivers lic.
QUALIFIED ONLY.
(239)-325-7109.


"Start the Last
Career of Your Life"
Coldwell Banker
University will help
you stay on top.
For more information
about a career in
Real Estate call:
Port Charlotte:
Susie Randolph,
941-457-2771
Englewood:
Margaret Schaad,
941-830-0036
Punta Gorda:
Bill Perrault
941-833-1663
E-mail:
Careers@
ColdwellBankerFlorida.com
Coldwell Banker Sunstar
Morris Realty, Inc.

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Aztec & Associates has a
roadmap through this
challenging market. Real
Estate license required.
Call Rick @ (941) 815-
2199.

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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

Car Sales Professionals
Wanted: Matthews Currie
Ford is seeking 2 motivat-
ed salespersons. Great
environment, pay and
benefits including 401K,
dental and health. Call
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2070 SALES


Come Join Our
Winning Team

One of the fastest
growing high tech
telecommunications
companies in South-
west Florida is seeking
a professional Inside
Sales Associate/Tele-
marketer to join our
dynamic team.
Our reliable, high quali-
ty products and
responsive customer
service just don't hap-
pen by accident. They
happen as a result of
the creativity, determi-
nation, talent and pro-
fessionalism of every
member of our team.
Everyday our employ-
ees dedicate them-
selves to exceeding
customer expectations
and earning customer
loyalty.

Qualifications:
Telemarketing and
Telecommunications/D
ata knowledge pre-
ferred
Good communication
skills (verbal/written)
Computer literate
(Word, Excel, MS Out-
look, ACT, etc.)
Strong interpersonal
skills
Outgoing & Deter-
mined personality
Telemarketing/out-
bound Calling Experi-
ence
Benefits:
*Medical and Life
Insurance
*Paid Time Off -
vacations and holidays
*401K
*Recognition Programs

Employment subject to
post offer pre-employ-
ment drug test.
If you are looking to
join a dynamic team in
a fun, dynamic and
growth oriented com-
pany with significant
income opportunity,
please send resume
to:
insidesales@daystar.net


Come Join Our
Winning Team

One of the fastest
growing high tech
telecommunications
companies in South-
west Florida is seeking
a Professional Sales
Account Manager to
join our dynamic team.
Our reliable, high quali-
ty products and
responsive customer
service just don't hap-
pen by accident. They
happen as a result of
the creativity, determi-
nation, talent and pro-
fessionalism of every
member of our team.
Everyday our employ-
ees dedicate them-
selves to exceeding
customer expectations
and earning customer
loyalty.

Qualifications:
e+ 2 years successful
outside sales experi-
ence. Telecommunica-
tions/Data knowledge
preferred
*Good communication
skills (verbal/written)
*Good prospecting,
proposal & presenta-
tion skills
*Computer literate
(Word, Excel, MS Out-
look, ACT, etc.)
*Strong interpersonal
skills
*Outgoing & Deter-
mined personality
eHistory of proven suc-
cess exceeding quota

Benefits:
eMedical and Life
Insurance
*Paid Time Off vaca-
tions and holidays
e401K
eRecognition Pro-
grams
eCell Phone allowance
& mileage reimburse-
ment

Employment subject to
post offer pre-employ-
ment drug test. If you
are looking to join a
dynamic team in a fun,
dynamic and growth


oriented company with
significant income
opportunity, please
send resume to:
b.lowmaster@davstar.net

Seeking Business Peo-
ple to run an online travel
agency. Call for info
(941)-426-5427 or
(239)272-9283


2070 SALES 2100 GENERAL


THE SPECIAL
PROJECTS
ADVERTISING
DEPARTMENT
For the Sun Newspapers
Is Seeking Individuals
Looking For An
Exciting, Challenging
Telephone Sales Career.
ARE YOU......
A Cold Calling Pro?
SMoney Motivated?
SDeal Closer?
Aggressive?
People Person?
SHave Strong Work
Ethics?
A Team Player?
Computer Literate?
Able to Work
Independently?
SAble To Multi Task?
WE OFFER:
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Commissions
SVacation
Health Insurance
Sick & Short Term
Disability
401(k) with Company
Match
Training
If We Described You,
Please Email Your
Resume To:
jilld@sun-herald.com
Jill Di Benedetto
Classified Advertising
Supervisor/Special
Projects Coordinator


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2090 CHILD/ADULT
CARE NEEDED

2 YEAR OLD
Teachers w/ CDA,
FT/PT, Benefits, EOE,
Venice
St. Marks Preschool
(941)-484-8707

CDA Teachers for after
school program & 2 yr
olds. (941)-624-3382

COUNTER HELP WEEK
ENDS, $8/hr. non smok-
er, ACHIEVE FITNESS,
1000 Tamiami Tr. or call
941-627-5580

2100 GENERAL



A -1. Looking for the
right person, bubbly,
energetic, part time
activities.
Contact 941- 575-4625.

Advantage take a short
class now. Learn electron-
ics, Office '07, account-
ing, QuickBooks, website
creation, beginner com-
puter, English (2nd lan-
guage), Health careers -
more. 941- 255-7500
CharlotteTechCenter.com

ATTENTION
TELEMARKETERS -
APPT. SETTERS
If you have experience
in any industry, we
want you! No selling -
base pay + bonus.
Full time. Call
T. Kelly to schedule an
appointment.
(941) 743-8883

DeSoto BOCC is seek-
ing qualified applicants
for:
Equipment Op. III.
Salary Range: $11.53 -
$15.96. Highly skilled
work in the operation of
landfill and equipment for
use by the general public.
Transport liquids from
landfill to a designated
site and assist in the recy-
cling department. Diplo-
ma or G.E.D. w/exp. in
operation and mainte-
nance of equipment used
at landfill. Valid FL CDL
Class "A" w/tanker
endorsement. Able to
obtain a Sanitary Landfill
Operator's certificate.
(EEO and Drug-Free
Work Place)
For more info contact
Human Resources at
863-993-4808.


JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!
Check Our Opportunites!
www.shaveremploy-
ment.com

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


941-955-9128

Outside Attendants Busy
Car Wash. Touch of
Class. Must be 18 with
valid Florida Drivers
license. Apply in person
Mon. Fri. 10-2.
2105 Tamiami Trail PC.


Suncoast Humane
Society seeks Animal
Care Specialist. Duties
include repetitive clean-
ing of cages and ken-
nels, laundry, dishes
and facility. Must be
able to lift a minimum of
50 Ibs. Must be depend-
able a team player and
have a compassion for
animals and people.
Drug test required,
weekends required.
Apply at 6781 San Casa
Drive Englewood from
11am to
3 pm daily.
NO PHONE CALLS


TELEMARKETING
OPPORTUNITY

SPart Time
Flexible Hours
(8:00-6:00)
SMonday Friday
SBase Salary +
Commissions
SDowntown Punta
Gorda

Email Resume &
Cover Letter To:
iodit@sun-herald.com

Florida Coupon
Network

THRIFT STORE
ASSISTANT MANAGER
Suncoast Humane Soci-
ety is looking for an asst
mgr for their new thrift
store in North Port. The
position requires up to
35 hrs/wk, overseeing
the operation & super-
vising volunteers.
Accepts, displays &
sells quality items. Must
be honest, dependable
& energized. All pro-
ceeds go towards the
care of
animals at Suncoast
Humane Society.
Send resumes to:
Ed Laesser, or email:
thriftstore@humane.org,
or mail to: 656 Tamiami
Trail, Venice 34285.
No phone calls please.

Tired of 40+ hour
work weeks?
Would you like to get
paid every week?
Would you like an
opportunity grow
with America's Best
Communiy Newspaper?

SUNt



Now is your opportunity
to earn full time pay
with part-time hours
with your own
Sun-Herald Newspaper
route,

You can be your own
boss and earn
between $200-$350.
every week working
only 2-3 hours a day.

All you need is a valid
Florida driver's license
and a reliable and
insured vehicle to enjoy
the peacefulness of
delivering between
2:00-5:00 a.m.
each morning.

No collections and an
opportunity to make an
additional $175 service
bonus every month!

Routes available in
these areas

Englewood:

Grove City

For more information
please stop by our
office to fill out an
application in per-
son. Or apply online
at www.sunnewspa-
pers.net/custom-


erService/carrierAp-
plications.aspx

Englewood Sun
167 W Dearborn St
Englewood, FL
34223


2110 PARTTIME/
TEMPORARY

CIRCULATION
TEAM MEMBER

The Sun newspaper is
looking for a part-time
circulation team mem-
ber to be responsible
for customer service,
billing and reports.

Must be organized,
have excellent cus-
tomer service skills, be
proficient in Microsoft
Word and Excel and be
able to work in a team
environment.

This part time position
will report to the Circu-
lation Sales Director,
PART TIME POSITION
needed 15 hours a
week.

Pre-employment drug
testing required.
You may pick up an
application at the Sun,
23170 Harborview Rd.
Charlotte Harbor or
send resume to
jsdavis@sun-herald.com
or call 941- 206-1311
FREE TAX SCHOOL
Extra Income after taking
course. Small fee for
Books. Register now.
941-544-8388


tervuitunler

Sales Associate (part
time) Tervis Tumbler is
looking for an exp'd
sales associate to work
in their Osprey factory
store. No evening hours.
Please submit resume to
iobs@tervis.com or
apply in person at
928 So. Tamiami Trail,
Osprey, FL DFWP EOE

2115 HOME BASED/
BUSINESS

ACCESS TO A COIVPUTER?
$25-$75/per hr. PT or FT
866-699-4718 go to:
www.dreamsdocometrue4us.com
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3015 HAPPY ADS



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



3020 PERSONALS

ADORABLE
TASHA
941-497-1307
ALONE?
SENIORS DATING
BUREAU! SAFEST since
1977! (Ages 45-90)
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24 hours, or log on to:
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In/Out
(941)-879-2348
ERICA
GREAT PRICES
941-237-1356
MASSAGE
Males, Females, Couples
In Home Service. Reason-
able Rate 941-468-1429
MEET SEXY SINGLES!
Sarasota 941-906-8855


Ft. Myers 239-590-9210
St. Pete 727-319-8336
Call Now! 18+ Ad#8888

NEED A SOOTHING
TOUCH? Port Charlotte
Location 9am-5pm Spe-
cials. (941)-554-7141

STACV
CALL FOR SPECIALS
941-237-1157


3060 SCHOOLS
& INSTRUCTION

*ED KLOPFER SCHOOLS
OF CNA TRAINING
1 or 2 wk class books incl
$249.00 941-379-2378

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



TUTOR; READING. Florida
State Certified Reading
Teacher K-12. Help your
child pass standardized
test, and succeed in life.
$25 hour. 941-625-1822

3070 BURIAL LOTS/
CRYPTS

Companion Niche 2 peo-
ple, Royal Palm Mem.
P.G. $2300 941-629-5761

CREMATION NICHE with
opening and closing for 2.
Mark Mausoleum, Venice
mem Gardens. $2500.
negotiable. 860-309-8874

[ FRI/SAT/SUN, 9-?,
7234 Belcrest Ct, in
Jockey Club. Furn, Christ-
mas, lots of things, cheap!


GARDENS, Mark Bldg.
Level 4, Crypt. #16.
$2500/ obo Incl opening
& closing of crypt. (Value
$6K) (941)-408-1773

3090 LOST & FOUND

Found 2008 Class ring,
Port Charlotte High, on
middle beach Englewood.
Contact Rodger at Home
Depot 941-625-0783

FOUND med size tan dog
w/collar, on Sand Hill in
Deep Creek. (941)-623-
7552

FOUND: small Pomeran-
ian mix (?) female, at inter-
section of Collingswood &
Edgewater. Call to identify
941- 766-7091

Lost Bird, If You've found
one Please call Don HM
941-627-1370 or cell
941-391-7585 I will
describe Bird, REWARD
OFFERED.

LOST in Deep Creek sm.
orange & white female
cat w/deformed nose.
Answers to "Princess".
941- 623-5268

LOST: CAR KEYS Midway-
Olean area. REWARD.Call
941-286-7111.

REWARD $250 Cash!
Information for the return
of Car Two Citrus Trailers
stolen off Nat Ave, Arca-
dia 863-735-9200


4000








FINANCIAL


4010 BUSINESS
OPPORTUNITIES

OPPORTUNITY
OPPORTUNITY
It is not often that you can
get in ON THE GROUNG
FLOOR of a newly develop-
ing company. NO SIGN UP
FEE. We have already estab-
lished FOUNDERS AND
DISTRIBUTORS IN PA, AZ,
HI and OH. Call 941-743-
8666 or 570-766-0888 for
the time and place of a forth-
coming meeting in this area.
You have NOTHING TO LOSE
& EVERYTHING TO GAIN

4020 FINANCIALMISC.




Bad Credit got you Down?
Credit Repaired easily, Inc.
"Your local Credit Repair
Family" can help.
www.creditrepairedeasiy.com
941.585.0968 Want to
repair your own credit?
ww.easycreditrepairbook.com

4080 LOANS/
MORTGAGES

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


Page 6


AMERICAN HOME CARE
Seeks The Following Positions:
* F/T Per Diem RN Nurse
SPhysical Therapist -
Per Diem
Home Health Experience
Preferred
Fax resume to:
941-766-1644
Lic: H299991018 DFWP/EOE


FARM WORKERS NEEDED

Farmer needs workers to harvest citrus, 11-15-08 to 06-30-09. The employer is
Benjamin Ramirez Harvesting and $8.82 per hour is guaranteed, however, during
the harvest and pre-harvest, workers paid various piece rates depending upon crop
activity and variety, but will be guaranteed $8.82 per hour. Job location is in the
Arcadia area. Employer will guarantee the opportunity for work for the hourly equiv-
alent of 3/4th of the workdays of the work period. Housing will be provided for indi-
vidual workers outside normal commuting distance. For workers residing beyond
normal commuting distances, reasonable transportation and subsistence expenses
to the work site will be provided or paid by the employer after completion of 50%
of the work period. Apply for this job at the nearest Florida Agency for Workforce
Innovation office using job listing number FL9369269
236770 2136858


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

rel 2 days 1 7.50
r70 Arc1 4 lines -($5.00 ea. add'l line)
S. Arcadia 3 days -$22.50
Som 4 lines ($5.00 ea add'l line)

voIl e 011 7 days -$28.50
e. 4 lines ($5.00 ea add'l line)
SCntrRd. Rates not valid with multi-family
Sor community sales.
OSo. Venice 6005o p c yo d c
T41 rNorth Port c a d Cil:
Arcadia

SMurd k Dee 494-7733

l6 2 obean Creek 7 Charlotte

Englewood GulfCHARLOTTE COUNTY 206-1200

6001 Arcadia Area rov Englewood
6002 Englewood Area rove City
6003 Lake Suzy Area 77 6008 77 Punta @ 475-2200
6004 Nokomis/OspreyArea RotondaGorda
6005 North Port Area West 60Venice/North Port
6006 Port Charlotte Area 071 00
6007 Punta Gorda Area / I 1Z_
6008 RotondaArea Boca Fa "A A" 41
6009 Sarasota Area Grande Placida41FREE GARAGE
6010 South Venice Area '-/ SALE SIGN
6011 Venice Area Burnt Store ITH ANY AD
______________e \* WI H ANT AB S


5000 5080 EXCAVATING/ 5130 MOVING/HAULING 6000 6006 PT. CHARLOTTE 6007 PUNTA GORDA AREA
BUSH HOG GARAGE SALES GARAGE SALES


BUSINESS SERVICES

An Occupational License
may be required by the
City and/or County.
Please call the appropri-
ate occupational licensing
bureau to verify.

5040 CARPET
SERVICES

CARPET LAM. VINYL
Sales, installs, repairs, 20
yrs. exp. in SW Fla. Lic. &
Ins. (941) 286-7299

5050 CHILD/ADULT
CARE

30 Yars Experience, exlnt
references. Private Care,
long shifts, overnights.
Far less than agency
rates 941-662-7333
ALL CHILDCARE
FACILITIES MUST
INCLUDEWITH ADVER-
TISEMENT, STATE OR
LOCAL AGENCY LICENSE
NUMBER.
CAREGIVER For all your
needs. Dr's, shopping,
etc. Outstanding Refs.
from Dr's. 941400-5597
CAREGIVER/Elder Helper
in your home, 6-12-24-hr
shifts. Honest, reliable,
refs. (941)-661-9951
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
knowingly accept adver-
tising which is in violation
of the law.
Homemaker looking for
someone to care for.
Cleaning, meal service,
shopping, errands, orga-
nizing, deep cleaning
much more 941-716-
0306

5053 COMPUTER
SERVICE

**1A+COMPUTER
REPAIR & TUTOR...
INMYOUR HOE
Reasonable & Prompt!
Sr. Disc.
941-615-7888
Computer repairs,
upgrades, training & virus
removal. (941)-743-9787
or (941) 815-4692 cell.

5060 DOMESTIC
CLEANING SERV.

AFFORDABLE & RELIABLE
Cleaning. Residential &
Construction. Lic. & Ins.
FREE ESTIMATES!! Call
941-624-3592 or 941-
661-3274
Cleaning, It's my job, it
pays my bills. Lic, Bond-
ed. Detailed. Reliable. 17
Yrs Exp. References. Call
Marci at 941-276-8979
Home-Office-Condo Clean-
ning Venice to Osprey.
Reasonable-Reliable-Ref's
941-244-2952 Lic & Ins


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

5100 HOME & COMM.
IMPROV.

*CONCRETE
High Quality Low Price
Driveway, sidewalks, patios
LIC. & INS. FREE EST 941-
497-0907 or 586-4512
Bill's Handyman Service
Ceiling fans, lights,
faucets, drains, yard work
etc. Call 941-661-8585
CARPENTER, INC. One
call does it all. Licensed &
insured. #RR0067689.
Phil 941-627-0657.
Concrete driveways,
patios, sidewalks, cul-
verts, bobcat & tree ser-
vice. 941-815-3452
DAN THE HANDYMAN
I do it all with just one
call. Painting, Carpentry,
Anything? 941-697-1642
HANDIES HANDYMAN
SERVICE 30 yrs. exp.
Kitchen, Bath & Plumbing,,
Painting, Ceramic Tile, All
Indoor & Outdoor Repairs.
941-586-4856
SMALL JOBS WELCOME:
Carpentry, Drywall, Tile,
Paint. Wells Woodruff.
free est. 941-626-1108

5110 LAWN/GARDEN
&TREE

A+ Tree Cutting,
Stump Grinding,
Debris Loading &
Hauling. Local, 27 yrs.
Good work, very
reasonable prices
(941)-629-0020
*MARK DOUGLAS*
LAWN CARE
Mowing, Edging, Pruning,
Landscaping, Tree Trim-
ming, Seasonal, Annual,
Odd Jobs!
Call 941-234-2486
Mark Douglas -
Venice Native
Owner/Operator

Now accepting new accts
Nokomis, Ven & Island. Li
& Ins. For exc. lawn car
SCall 4884462
An Occupational License
may be required by the
City and/or County.
Please call the appropri-
ate occupational licensing
bureau to verify
RECYCLE Yard Waste at
VLC Recycling &
Mulching, 6726 JoeJeff
St., N. Port. Topsoil, com-
post, all natural mulches for
sale. Pickup/delivery avail.
941485-7579
SANDEFUR'STREE
TRIMMING,
LANDSCAPING,
PRESSURE CLEANING
& MORE. 941-484-6042

5130 MOVING/HAULING

Hauling Yard & Constr
Waste. Garage Clean
Out. Trash. Call Carlton,
564-6049 OR 914-2249
Moving, Will pick up old
appliances Omega Express
(941)8150034 8150022
FL IM1560


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


5190 SECRETARIAL/
BOOKEEP/TAX

OFFICE WORK Part time,
experienced with Word
Excel, Quickbooks & Easy
Acct. Call 941-625-6336


6000
q' ..


MERCHANDISE

MERCHANDISE

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


MERCHANDISE

6001 ARCADIA AREA
GARAGE SALES

10/10/08
D11761 SE Cherry Dr.
Fri & Sat. 8am till ? 4
wheel bike, Lots of misc.
-Huge Yard Sale!
1597 SE Pear Dr.
8am-? Fri & Sat.
SMoving Sale Fri &
Sat. 7am-2pm, Furn,
tools, clothes, household
items, tv's, stereo, Every-
thing must go!! 8423 SW
Riverside Dr. (Behind Sun-
nybreeze Golf Course)

6002 ENGLEWOOD AREA
GARAGE SALES

MOVING SALE8-5
2030MarylandAve-(G.C.)
Plants, golf clubs, furn,
tools. Everything goes!!!
DSat & Sun 8-4 8230
Harborside Cir (Cape
Haze Marina) Patio Furn,
Tools, sm appl, & Misc
-iSat 8-2 11275
Seabreeze Ave. Com-
puter Desk, Gazelle,
French Doors, & misc.
D-WED, THURS, FRI 9-5
710 Harvey St.
MOVING SALE Furniture,
odds & ends

6004 NOKOMIS/OSPREY
GARAGE SALES

FSAT. & SUN. 8AM-4P
I104 W. Pocono Trail
Furniture, tools, clothes,
misc. household.

6005 NORTH PORT AREA
GARAGE SALES

D-Fir & Sat 9-4pm,
4519 Abernant Ave,
Off Sumter, BBQ gril,
tools, glass table/4 ch.
D FRI. &. SAT.
Oct. 10 & 11,
9AM -3PM
3698 GIBLIN DR., NP
MOVING/GARAGE SALE.
EVERYTHING MUST GO!

D Sat 8-12 2398 Pil-
ger Ave. (off Cham-
berlain, near Price) Office
Furniture, Clocks, Lenox,
Composter, Crafts,
Books, Housewares,
& More
D-SAT ONLY 8AM-2PM
2316 PENGUIN LANE
Furn, weightbench, tvs
babyitems, household

6006 PT. CHARLOTTE
GARAGE SALES

FRI & SAT 8 am til ??
4679 Fallon Circle
MOVING!! Childrens,
Household, Fishing, Misc.
FFri & Sat 8-2 Grace
Ave & Ogden. Furni-
ture, PS games, sporting
goods, household.
FFri & Sat 8-5 1365
IViscaya Dr, Appli-
ances, electronics, tools
furniture and more
SFri & Sat 9-2 3355
Idlewild St, P.C.
tools, linens, collectables,
household, misc


IFRI. & SAT. 8am-
2pm. 3657 Brooklyn
Ave. PC. GARAGE SALE.

DFRI. & SAT. 8AM-
3PM. 419 Encarna-
cion St. Deep Creek.
Teenage clothes, Aber &
Fitch, A.E., Hollister, furn.

IDFRI. & SAT. 8AM-
4PM. 1183 Nurem-
berg. Furniture, tools,
boat gear, household.

D-FRI. & SAT. 9 2,
2295 Aaron St. Flea
Market. New & used
items. Food avail. Fruits &
veggies & bake sale.

D FRI. & SAT. 9AM-
3PM. 13327 Wind-
crest Dr. 776 to Jacobs,
left Eleanor, right Car-
swell to end. Large vari-
ety. Something for all.

D-Moving Sale: Every-
thing must go. 2095
Carpet Green St. Fri, Sat,
Sunday 8am-3pm.

D SAT ONLY 8-1
41 Orlando Blvd
MUST GO!

m-Sat Only 8a.m. 582
Azalea Dr NW. Inside
Whole House ESTATE
SALE. Clean as a Pin.
King Bdrm, Queen Pillow
Top Bdrm, Rattan Tble &
Chrs, Sofa, La-Z-Boys,
Grandfather Clock, Oak
Lighted Curios, 2003
Honda Pilot, 56XXX mi,
Pampered Chef, Corning,
+ so much more! Call for
info 286-7647

-SAT. & SUN., 7:30-
LNoon, 18306
Quadrille Ave. No Early
Birds Please.

-Sat. 10-11-08
8am-3pm
2567 Mauritania Rd.
Deep Creek



D-SAT. 18770 Mcgrath
ACir. 8AM ? Midway
to Ackerman to Mcgrath.
HUGE MOVING SALE.
Anitques, furniture, TV's,
household, clothing &
much more great stuff.

SSAT. 8am ?, 302
iMann Ave. off Sev-
erin. Furniture, quilt
books, fabric, lamps,
stove, microwave many
household items.

-Saturday 8-12,
27063 Omni Ln. Har-
bor Heights. Multi family
sale! Christmas, clothing,
NASCAR, misc. articles.

6007 PUNTA GORDA AREA
GARAGE SALES

*PGI ESTATE SALE*
Assisted by the Isles
Girls and Guys
FRI Oct 10: 8am-Noon
SAT Oct 11:8am-10am
3345 SANDPIPER DR
W. Marion Ave. to left
on Bal Harbor Blvd, left
on Albatross Dr, left on
Sandpiper Dr.
Sofa bed, desk and
chair, file cabinets,
wicker table, sofa and
love seat, glass top
table 8 chairs, coffee
table, end tables, king
bed, dresser, lamps,
lanai table, queen bed,
armoire, Harley seats
street glide.


S ANTIQUE FAIR
& FLEA MARKET
US 17 Galleria Antique
Mall 1 mile N. of
Bermont Rd.
Sat. Nov. 1st, 8am
Limited Space Available
Call Peg 941-628-9368
for more information
ZFri & Sat ONLY
7:30-2:00
1210 Lemon Street
P.G. Moving Sale
-iFri & Sat. 8-? 17222
Vagabond Cir. Burnt
Store Lakes, Multi fam.
Kids clothes, furn. tools,
toys, Webkins, ant. boat
eng., lots of misc. items
Fri Sun. 9am-6pm.
27545 Monte Cristo
Blvd. Tropical Gulf Acres
Area.
FRI. & SAT., 8am-
2pm, 240 West End
Dr. Baby Items, Furniture,
Lamps, Fans & MORE!!!
DFRI. 8 1 & SAT. 7 -
12. 7249 Allamanda
La. Burnt Store Meadows.
MOVING SALE. Household
items & more.
I Sat & Sun 7-2
1504 Kedron Ln
Multi Family-Toro Self pro-
pelled, yard tools, Full
Bed, Furniture, House-
wares & more
ID-SAT & SUN 8 ?,
3100 Ames St. Off
Aqui Esta.Fishing, mower,
household, boats, tools.
m Sat Oct. 11, 9-3
SHarbor Heights,
3233 Davis Dr..
2 households: furniture,
kitchenware, linens,
electronics, etc.


SAT. ONLY 8AM ?
3724 Tripoli Blvd.
Burnt Store Isles. Off
Monaco. Large variety of
items. Something for all.
D-SATURDAY
Oct. 11, 8 a.m.
7175 N. Blue Sage
YARD SALE BS Meadows
Household items, kids,
sports equipment
- TOOLS-TOOLS-Tools
Contractor closing
Business. "Once in a
Lifetime Prices"
You gotta see this!
519 Rio Vista, PG
8am-5pm Sat./Sun.

6008 ROTONDA AREA
GARAGE SALES

r-Fri & Sat 8-4 194
Annapolis Lane. (Oak-
land Hills) Annual Garden
& Garage Sale. 100's of
Plants & Misc. Rain Date:
10/17 & 10/18.
Sat 8-? 146 Annapo-
lis Ln. ESTATE SALE.
All home furnishings-too
numerous to list + lots of
tools. ONE DAY ONLY!

6010 S. VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES

Fri & Sat 8-2 1040
Nantucket Rd.
Antiques, Household, Fur-
niture, & more!
D-Fri & Sat 8-2 970
Royal Rd. Huge Sale.
Queen Bed set, DR set,
Clothes & many items.
Fri & Sat 9-2 955
Kimball Rd. Moving.
3 Family Sale. Furn, Dish-
es, Books, Videos, Toys,
Clothes, Linens & More


6010 S. VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES


PSYCHIC
FAIR
SAT. OCt. 11, 10-3
TOP READERS
FREE HEALING
$15/15 min
ANGEL
MINISTRIES
2269 Tamiami Trail S
SUITE 3A, VENICE.
941-492-4995,493-6779

D Sat 8-3 2965
Arrowhead Rd.
Inside and Out.
DSAT. Oct 11, 8AM-3P
1224 Southland Rd.
Hutch, sofa, stove, cabi-
nets, small refrig., new
generator, records, VHS
tapes, home interior, cop-
per pieces, automotive
items, & mics.

6011 VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES

Fri & Sat 8-2 544 S
Neponsit Dr (off Cen-
ter Rd) Moving. Good
Quality Furn, Household,
Collectables. Priced to
Sell.
FRI. & SAT. 9 ?
2200 Park Rd., S.
YARD SALE, Dolls,
books, clothes, furni-
ture, kids, and misc
Sat 8-3 1239 Harbor
Town Way. Household
items, Tools, Doll House,
Callaway Golf Bag, Deluxe
Turkey Fryer, Dept 52
items, & Much More.
DSAT only, 8-?, corner
of Harbor Dr & Shore
Rd. Multi-fam, treadmill,
furn, sm appli, paintings
DSAT only, 9-? 373
Hillview Rd, off Sham-
rock. Toys, tools, house-
hold goods, books, etc.

6015 FLEA MARKET


FLEA MARKET
Sarasota Municipal
Auditorium
SAT 10/11 10AM-5PM
SUN 10/12
10AM-4PM
Call (941)-954-4165

6020 AUCTIONS

General Merchandise
Every Tuesday Night 7pm
Items included New, Used, &
Antiques. Veggies too! Difffer-
ent tings each week. Mention
you seen us in the DeSoto
Sun and receive 5% off total
purchase. 2635 NW Hwy 70,
Arcadia 863-494-1888
AU2723 -AB1994

6025 ARTS AND
CRAFTS

"GET READY FOR THE
FALL FESTIVAL", E-Z UP,
4-sided CRAFT TENT,
10x10, $100. Craft fold-
ing display unit, 2 units,
6'x3', 2 units 3'x3', 44
shelvis 3' a. adj., all
wood, x:. :cnd. SOLD.
"R lax tird fot", Infra+
red fee t massager,
4 -P. (941)496-9131
DRAFTING TABLE &
CHAIR, some watercolor
paper & brushes. $60/all
SOLD IN ONE DAY!


6030 HOUSEHOLD
GOODS

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

A FURNITURE SHOPPE
1552 S. McCall Rd., Engl.
Selling Quality Used Fum.
M-F 10-4.941-473-1986
Armoire Solid wood rustic
look, Iron handles and
hinges Like new $150.
941-815-8649
Bed, Queen Mattress and
Box. Brand New will sell
$175. Local 941-629-
5550 or 941-456-5555.
Also have KING.
Bed, Adjustable
Orthomatic $500 (941)-
484-6965
BED, King Softside
waterbed. Complete
except platform. $50.,
RECLINERS, (3) $25. ea.
(941)-743-4318
BED, twin, w/new matt.,
metal frame & pink head-
board, $175. 662-7630
Bed Mattress/Box. New -
will sell $100. Local 941-
629-5550/941-456-5555.
Bed, Queen Mattress Set
from Resort. Brand New,
Never Used, Still in Plas-
tic. Cost $1550, will sell
$600. 941-629-5550 or
941-456-5555
Bedroom Set King, $500.
Sofa & Loveseat gray
$100. Butterfly table
$75. Armoire for TV $50,
(941)-743-6642
BOOKS: Library of
Graphoanalysis. For seri-
ous user. $100. Please
call 941-625-6336
BR SET: 7 pc. king sz,
French Prov. style, $575.
OPEN shelf dark wood
fir cab 72"Hx30"Wx18"D.
matching bar cab, $25/
ea. (941) 637-3772.
CARPET Lt. Beige w/
padding 3 rms 8MOS.
$200. (941)-697-1273
China Cabinet, Oak
w/glass doors $50,
Couch, Dbl Recliner, Blue
Microfiber. Like new $200
Chair/ottomen, over-
sized, Blue Denin $100
(941)-697-4209
CHINA cabinet, Pecan
wood, 2 glass shelves &
doors, 80x52x 17, exc.
cond. $300. (941)-743-
8193
CHINA, 5 piece set, Stu-
dio Nova, "Garden
Bloom", perfect condi-
tion. $70. 941-625-6336
COFFEE table. 2 end
tables (white wrought iron
& glass), dark pine lighted
china cab. Solid oak ent.
armoire. $1,000/obo
(941)-286-6910
DESK, tall w/cabinets,
lots of storage, dark
cherry wood, 3 pcs.
can separate. $600.
ENT. CTR, 3 pcs. cher-
ry wood, $350.
(941)-586-9466
Dinette set, exc. condi-
tion. Neutral color 4
chairs, painted metal w/
fabric seats $100.
627-9770






Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, Real Estate Classified


6030 HOUSEHOLD
GOODS

Dinette Set, glass top, 4
chairs & baker's rack
$180, (941) 916-3271
Dinette, Blond Maple Set,
4 Cushion Captains chairs
$145 941-323-5863
Dinette-42" rd glass/brz
metal. 4 caster chairs. PC
$100. 941-979-8108
Dining room table & 6
chairs, florida style. Hutch
$800 obo 941-661-2459
Dining Set, Glasstop table
w/ 6 high back chairs.
$200. (941)-639-0337
DR table, oak w/4 chairs
$100, Computer desk
w/hutch $125, Entertain-
ment cabinets w/cd hold-
ers (2) $100ea, Couch,
off white, Ex Cond. $75
(941)-240-6543
DRESSER, 9 drawer,
58"W, solid wood, $45.
941- 345-7743.
Entire contents of home &
garage. ALL items $100.
or less. 941-505-1663
FAM/LR set: sofa, love
seat, arm chair, ottoman,
8 matching pillows,
$495. DR set: Ige oval
table, 6 side chairs, 2
arm chairs, china cab. -
slight damage, $495.
(941) 637-3772.
Glass top table, 4 chairs
and bakers rack. $300
obo 941-661-2459
Hand-crafted custom wick-
er chairs Giants, Bucs
Harley etc 941-626-3102
Household Furn., White
Leather Couch & Enter-
tainment Center, $150.
ea. (941)-457-4958
I BUY CLEAN USED
FURNITURE.
TOP $$ PAID.
(941)-661-8705
KITCHEN SET, glass top,
Contemporary, Like new.
$150. (941)-426-0301
LANAI set, 12 pc + BBQ,
$250; 5pc dinette set,
$150. (941)-505-1121
Living Room Furniture,
computer, printer $350.
941-702-3205
Living room set, sofa, end
tables, love seat, coffee
table. $300 941-661-
2459
Loveseat & Sofa by Lane
4 yrs old Ex Cond Pd
$900 each $250 each
637-6978
LOVESEAT, oversized,
Black, leather. Good cond.
$150 obo. 941-5364079
Mattress, King Size Like
new, Sleeper sofa, Queen
$50ea (941)-475-7012
MATTRESS, Sealey P.P.,
King Coil, Full, pillow top,
exc. paid $800 sell
$200, (941)-624-2935
MATTRESSES only, twin,
Sealy, like new, $35 ea.
941- 345-7743.
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Cabinet, Twin Size Bed
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6chrs & end tables $250;
& 1 w/4chrs, matching
bar & 2 stools $250.
+access (941)-697-1056
QUEEN Size, light wood
bookcase headboard,
Box spring, matching
dresser, armoire. $700
obo. 941-575-1772
RECLINERS, 2 Euro style
Ithr. Pd $550ea. Sell
$495both 941-637-6427
SOFA Wallhugger Reclines
on both ends, blue pattern
Ex cond. $250, coffee,
sofa & end table $75 ea
941-484-4755 Venice
Sofa, Coffee table & 2
end tables $125 (941)-
497-0180
Sofa, FL Colors, coffee
table & end tables


(It wood) $150
(941)-484-7721 Venice
SOFAS, 2 Cream Colored
Leather, Good Condition,
$199 each and 3 Person
Spa, Good Condition,
$199. Moving must sell.
941-743-2040
TWIN BEDS, boxsprings
mattresses, dresser &
nightstand. $350 obo.
Call 941-575-1772


6030 HOUSEHOLD
GOODS

VIRTUAL FLOOR
FOUNTAIN, 7.5' tall, cop-
per w/glass insert and
Italian pump, for in your
home or lanai. Cost
$1200 asking $499.
941-828-0234 Call aft 5

6040TV/STEREO/
RADIO

20" T.V.s (2) Very good
picture & very good cond.
$26 ea. 941-286-5601
SPEAKERS: Pair: for
under seat, trunk, back
deck, etc. Acoustic Sub-
Solutions, 160 watt,
BRAND NEW retail
$400+, sell 42-. $200
941-286-5601
TV, 32" Toshiba, surround
sound, picture in picture,
$299 obo.941-625-5950
TV, 36" Magnovox. In
Excellent Cond. $150
(941)-697-4209

6060 COMPUTER
EQUIPMENT

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$300, (941)-575-1750

6065 CLOTHING/
JEWELRY

ATTENTION
RESELLERS: approx.
100+ Ibs. clothing most-
ly womens, suits, jack-
ets, dresses, jeans etc.,
some teens, size most
sizes 10 -16. Good qual-
ity. Lots of plastic hang-
ers. $75 you take it
all. 941-769-0828
Red Hat Club items, $100
or best offer. 941-429-
1174

6070 ANTIQUES
COLLECTIBLES

I BUY WWI II. U.S., Ger-
man, Japanese, helmets,
hats, insignia, bayonetts,
swords, daggers. Etc.,
etc. (941)-624-6706
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 &
Silver in any cond. Also Buy-
ing All Gold Jewelry Used or
Broken. North Port Coins
14291 Tamiami Trl
(Winn Dixie Shopping Cen-
ter) or call 941-240-5560
Singer antique sewing
machine, (pedal type) with
cabinet. Exc. cond. $125
obo (941) 286-5601
SAILBOAT COLLECTION,
$20-$100 each. TRAINS
Backman & John Bull with
tracks, $100 obo. 941-
575-1772
Elect. Scooter GOGO
Pride. $1000 obo (863)-
494-5305
CHAIRS (2), Chippendale
style, excel. Give away @
$100 ea.(941)-627-0227

6090 MUSICAL

Piano Yamaha Grand
DGX500, stand, bench,
$300. (941)-743-0857

6095 MEDICAL


Electric Wheel Chairs (3)
$400-$800 Like new.
941-716-0486
Motor Scooter, Ex Cond
Very few miles, $500.00
Call Evening 473-1814
Padded back/bed rest,
massge & heat, $45.
Carex deluxe commode,
$45. Invacare raised toi-
let seat w/arms, new, in
box, $35. (941)637-3772


6095 MEDICAL

Pride power chair with car
lift. Like New $1500.
941-255-2122

6100 HEALTH/BEAUTY

BEAUTY SUPPLIES Over
$10,000 worth of prod-
ucts. Make Offer! 941-
623-8204

6110TREES & PLANTS

COCONUT PALMS,
Queen Palms, Oaks,
E Pulatka holly.
(941)-474-0527
Ficus Tree 12'. Outgrown
pot. Needs to be
planted outside $50
(941)-321-4385


SALE ON PLUMERIAS
(FRANGIPANI) Fragrant
Hawaiian lei flower.
Oct.8 Oct. 14
Call 941-628-0410

6120 BABY ITEMS

All the merchandise you
need to start a Baby Con-
signment Business.
$4,000, (954)-583-0738

CRIB, 3 in 1, white
w/ mattress, $250.
(941)-624-6883

6125 GOLF
ACCESSORIES

2006 E-Z GOs,
HS Chip w/ Windshield,
Suntop & Charges.
$2295. + tax.
(941)-625-7969
GOLF CLUBS, set of Dun-
lop, bag and pull cart,
$50. (941)429-1488
Men's iron clubs 3-SW
plus metal Dr and 7
$150. call 941-255-1731

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
Gazelle, Tony Little,
excellent condition.
$100 (941)-286-5601
TREADMILL, Sears Nordic
Track, stow away, exc.
cond.$900. 766-9769
WEIGHT set, Olympic, w/
over 300 Ibs weights.
$400. (941)-457-4958

6130 SPORTING
GOODS

2 ShotGuns 12 & 20 ga.
Two .22 Rifles. All for
$300. Call 941-423-2804
40 S&W Pistal 15 Mag
Make offer
(941)-429-0909
44 MAGNUM Stainless
Steel, new in box. $625.
941-623-8204
Civil War, WWII Guns,
Swords, Daggers, etc.
Wanted. Paying up to
$900 for G.I. 45's &
German Lugers
(941)705-5145
Dan Wesson 45 cal.
Model Pointman PMI-S,
stainless, as new $700.
(941)-575-4360
Fed.Firearms Inst. Priv.
Concealed Carry Class
$69. 941-235-0278.

FISHING
TACKLE
Going out of
business!

100's of Rods
below wholesale






Dome Flea Mkt
941-468-1489

FLORIDA CONCEALED
Weapons Permit Class
(941)697-1885

Hunting Lease. New. Sea-
son 10/18-3/1. 4 mi
River. Deer, Turkey, Hogs,
Bear, Varmits. $1950 per
member 5 openings


Leasee 941-429-0909
Ruger Mark II, 10" bull
barrell, scope incl. $300.
(941)-575-4360
SEMI AUTO 32 cal. C.Z.-70,
MP, Nice. Extra clip & Hol-
ster. $319. 941429-
2446
SIG-P220, .45, German
test target, $500.
941-468-3629


6130 SPORTING
GOODS

Sporttrap Gun Shop
Super Sale & Swap Meet
Sat Oct 11 9AM4PM
Ruger LCP Giveaway
One Day Only Huge Sale
on Guns & Ammo
Free Raffle & Great Food
941-629-7775
WANTED Class K
licensed, instructor. 941-
429-0909

6135 BICYCLES/
TRICYCLES

LEGACY TRAIL Bike Shop
on Venice Island (941)-
266-9635 New/Used
Repairs/Rentals
Men's Schwinn bicycle,
10 speed, mirror & reflec-
tors. $50. 941-629-5761

6138 TOYS

Leap Frog Learning
Games, Console, Touch &
Learn Globe for 1st. &
2nd. Grades. $60 all.
Exc. cond. 941-286-5601

6145 POOL/SPA/
& SUPPLIES

Hot Tub, cover & stairs
excellent condition. $500
Patio furniture $200 obo
941-661-2459
SPAS & MORE
No need to go out of town
BUY LOCAL
30 new spas in stock, cus-
tom spa covers, also solar
blankets.
WE BUY USED SPAS
(941) 625-6600

6160 LAWN & GARDEN

Lawn mower, Craftsman
rider 20 HP auto $400.
Push mower (gas) $50.
941-661-2459
MOWER, Craftsman rid-
ing, 15.5hp, 42" cut, runs
well.$400. *SOLD*
MOWER, Toro self prop.
6hp, 21" cut, Exc. cond.
$130. (941)-627-9468
Powerwashers $85/ea
Riding mower $495. push-
mower $90 941-626-3102
Pressure Washer XL
2400psi Honda, needs
pressure valve $75/obo
(941)416-7777
RAIN BARREL
55 gal with faucet
installed, heavy duty
framed wood stand,and
accordian downspout
connector. NEW! $95.
(941) 485-8542.
Riders & Push, satisfac-
tion guaranteed. $50 to
$500. (941)-268-0917
Riding Mower, Murray 42"
cut 14.5hp New Battery
Cuts Great $375 (941)-
475-9918

6165 STORAGE SHEDS
/BUILDINGS

10x16 SHED, 4 windows,
electrical, $1500 obo.
SOLD!
Build a Shed $1000 doors,
windows, straps, etc $595.
or trade 941-626-3102

6170 BUILDING
SUPPLIES

.050 ALUM.storm panels,
20 @ 101" $50 ea. 19 @
78" $40 ea. 575-9998.
DOOR, solid-wood, 8 pan-
els, 78-1/2 x 36 x 2" thick.
$250/obo (941)497-1050
525 8"x16" Cement
Blocks, 20 half blocks,
$1.25 a piece. You pick
up. (941)-223-6963
CHAIN LINK FENCE
over 600', 5' tall, ready
for pick-up, $600.
(941) 380-4247.
Circuit Breakers & wiring
devices. Misc items from
retired electrician. $5-
$50 (239)-209-4020
DESIGNER LAMINATED
FLOORING Never used
30% thicker. $.69 sq. ft.
Must sell 239-334-4839
ROOFING shingles,
approx. 3 bundles round,
$40/obo.(941)-624-5162
Tile, Porcelain Ceramic
18x18, 400 pieces.
$1500 (443)-388-2995

6180 HEAVY/CONST.
EQUIPMENT

2004 Bobcat T190
393hrs $16000, 2006
GMC 5500 dump truck,
16K mi $22000, 2004


Equipt trailer 10,0001b
$2200, 2006 Equipt trail-
er 140001b $3500 941-
875-4950

6190 TOOLS/
MACHINERY

Acetanilide Outfit
large tanks, cart and
cutting torch, $320.
(941) 637-9906.


6190 TOOLS/
MACHINERY

Drill, DeWalt 12 volt, $50.
941-661-2459
GENERATOR, 1850 W,
$200; TABLE SAW, prof.
$100. 941-627-0227
Generator, Coleman,
Never used. $500, Table
Saw 10" used once $60
(941)-697-4209
GENERATOR, diesel,
6,000 units, still in box,
$1000/obo. (941)-979-
8543

HVAC LEAK DETEC-
TORS Bacharach H 10PM
a/c refrigerant leak detec-
tor $42-. $75. Spectron-
ics UV Leak Detector.
$45 $25. Both like new..
941-286-5601
LADDERS 2 6' alu-
minum step $25 ea. Both
exc. 941- 286-5601
Pexto Foot shear 18"
Throat. Exc. cond.
$1,500 941-286-5601
PLUMBING SUPPLIES:
4" PVC couplers, elbows,
tees + other asst. PVC &
copper fittings & other
plumbing supplies. $75
(941)-286-5601
Sandblaster Glastar pres-
sure pot system 26"X18"
cabinet $400 637-6978
Sawzall $45. Recip Saw
$35. Drill Presses $35-
$65, Router $35. Electric
Hand Planers $20-$25,
15 others $6-$!2
941-255-0048
Skill Saw w/case 7 1/2"
very good cond. $30.
(941)-286-5601
TABLE SAW Craftsman
10", cast iron table, 1HP,
extra blades. $150/OBO.
941-639-5338
Tool & equipment sale.
Something for everyone.
9am-3pm. Call Tim 941-
763-9637. 3277 Nor-
mandy Dr. Port Charlotte.
Behind Brown Cow. Too
many items to list.
TOOLS-TOOLS-TOOLS
Contractor closing
Business. "Once in a
Lifetime Prices"
You gotta see this!
519 Rio Vista, PG
8am-5pm Sat./Sun.

6195 FARM
EQUIPMENT

MOVING TO PT. CHAR.
MUST SELL NEW
HOLLAND TC29DA
W/LOADER $12,500 for
more info go to my blog.
movingtopc.blogspot.com
or call me 941-661-1397

6220 OFFICE/BUSINESS
EQUIP. SUPPLIES

3 DESKS,
1 SHELF, $200 FOR ALL
941-456-9269
Almost brand new desks,
office chairs, copier, fax
machines, phone system
& computers plus more.
4032 N. Access Road,
Englewood. SALE IS OCT.
9TH & 10TH, 9AM-3PM.
941-626-0858
File Cabinets, Metal, 1 2
Drawer, 1 4 Drawer. $30
both. 941- 286-5601
HUNDREDS OF Pre-
owned desks, files, chairs,
conf tables, workstations.
OFFICE OUTFITTERS
881 E Venice Ave., Venice
485-7015, 800-330-9215
Office Desk System,
huge, light wood, built-in
files, hutch, storage very
nice $200 obo 286-5601

6231 BIRDS

AMAZON PARROT, Yel-
low naped, 13 years
old, $900 with huge
cage. 941-697-0047
rambospur@comcast.net
BIRD cages, all sizes,
$150 & under.
(941)-627-3909
Green Cheek (4) & 1
Mitered Conures, flight
cage & 2 fancy iron
cages. $300 all to good
home (941)-286-5209

Parrot Outreach
Society
We will accept the bird
that you can no longer


care for. We also
adopt out to approved
homes. Small para-
keets and cockatiels
to large parrots.and
macaws.
Pam 941-815-0879
Patricia 575-7702

Parrakeets (4) w/cage,
food, training book. $100
obo (941)-613-0124


6231 BIRDS

YEAR END

CLOSEOUT

BABIES &

BREEDERS

$50. & UP
941-475-1728

6232 CATS

CATS free to good home,
1 neutered, 1 not spayed,
about 1 yr old. Michelle or
Eric (941)-979-8379
Free Mother Cat & 6wk.
Old Kittens to good home
only. GONE!
Himilayan Kittens, Happy
Heathly & Loving. Parents
on Premises. $300. obo
(941)-624-2288

6233 DOGS

2 Adult Shih tzu Females
AKC, Must go together
$300 pair 863-990-6860
AKC Maltese, 10 weeks,
males, 1st shots $625
863-990-6860
AKC Reg. Cocker Spaniel
Puppies, buff colored.
$350 ea (863)-375-4001
Blue Weimaraner F 8
mos, spayed, Asking
$300. SOLD!
BOXER PUPPIES, Full
breed 6 females. Ready
to go Sept 10, deposit
$100. $225 when you
pick up. Parents on prop-
erty call (941)-698-0065
Bullmastiff Pups, AKC,
Call for pics $1000
(941) 705-4724
FREE To Good Home- Min
Pin. Male, 7 mos. old.
*FOUND GOOD HOME*
GERMAN SHEPHERD,
female, beautiful brown
shades, AKC reg. In tact.
5 yrs. old, exc. in house
or outdoors, great w/kids
all shots up to date. Older
pet forces us to find
Meisha a new home. No
cost, but references req.
Call Don
941-628-2866
LHASA APSO, beautiful,
small, white, Good health.
FREE. (941)429-5024
LOVE PETS?
WANT TO MAKE
A DIFFERENCE?
VOLUNTEER AT
EARS Animal
Rescue Sanctuary.
CALL US AT
(941) 475-0636
POM-A-POOS, no shed,
1st shot & cert. CKC reg.
$500 ea. (941)-626-9306
POM. PUPS, 2 M, 1F,
ready Oct. 18th. healt
cert; reg; parents on
prem. Brown/black. Fluff
balls. $600 ea. Call Beth
at: 941-286-9969
Pug Puppies Ready to
leave in 2 wks. 2F/3M
$350. 941-627-5718 or
626-2842
ROTTWEILER puppy,
Female. 13 wks. $400.
(941)-661-0984
SHELTIE, B/W AKC, 5
mos. Shots & health cert.
$300 firm.941-627-3909
Shih Tzu, F 12wks, shots,
Microchiped & reg, $400
(941)-257-2004
Shih tzu/Maltese Cross 8
wks, M/F $400 ea 863-
990-6860
SHIH-TZU Puppies, 2 males,
sacrifice. $250.
941-3800045 or 426-7354
TOY Yorkie Pups,
CKC Registered, 1st
Shots, Health Cert.
$550. 941-889-7830
WANTED: Small short
haired spayed female
only. 1 5 yrs. Prefer Ter-
rier, Dachshund mix or
other loving types.
941-625-3704
YORK-ICHON, 5-mos, M,
non-shed, good w/kids &
animals. $350 (941)-726-
9507

6234 MISC. PETS

Ferret with extra large
cage, all accessories,
$300. obo 623-3415

6235 LIVESTOCK

ENGLEWOOD, PRIVATE
BARN With 4 Stalls, large
pastures w/pond, full or
self care, rent a stall or
entire barn, trails.
(941)475-5402
or 941-716-3324


6250 APPLIANCES

$40 SERVICE CALL The
Areas most trusted Appli-
ance Repair Service, serv-
ing PC, N.P. Engl, Venice.
We can fix it! 941473-9484
2ND HAND TREASURE
Stoves $95+ Refrig $125+
Washers $110+ Dryers $95+
^^ZT f^


6250 APPLIANCES 6250 APPLIANCES


big fridge $350 freezer
$235. W/D set $249 deliv-
ered. Dryer $90 washer
$155. 941-626-3102
BRANE NEW, white
Whirlpool appliances, dou-
ble oven, dishwasher &
cooktop. Wife wanted
stainless. $1000/obo.
Lake Suzy. (863)-722-
0118
Dryer, Kenmore,
good cond. $49 obo.
(941)-625-5950
FOR SALE
MAGIC CHEF, 30" OVER
THE STOVE MICROWAVE,
KENMORE SELF CLEAN-
ING SMOOTH TOP
RANGE, BOTH WHITE.
BEST OFFER.
941-575-2839
Freezer, upright, $100
941-661-2459
Freezer, Upright, Frigidaire
14 cu. ft. 3 shelves $89
obo. (941)-625-5950
FREEZER. 20 cu ft white
frost free, upright, 3 yrs
old. $250. 941-286-9001
LIKE NEW Maytag's
$350. 100,000 BTU L.P.
pool heater $100. Pool
pump $50. 258-7413.
Microwave, Whirlpool
white wall mounted. New
$150, Wall Mounted
oven, Maytag White
$325 (941)-828-0234
after 5pm
Most Washers, Dryers &
Refrigerators can be repaired
for $65 or less. No charge if
not repaired 941-460-0763
REFRIGERATOR New
never used, G.E. 21.7
Top freezer, with internal
dispenser, originally sells
$1499 asking $1000
obo. 941-764-8689
Refrigerator, double door
freezer on bottom, water,
ice on door, lyr $900
obo 941-661-2459
REFRIGERATOR, STOVE,
DISHWASHER, Advantrum
MICROWAVE. $300 &
Down. Call 941-613-2489
STOVE, glasstop, Ken-
more, $350. (941)493-
5672
WASHERS/DRYERS
$139. each or
$270. Set
1 Year Warranty.
941-766-0226
Washer & Dryer, Maytag,
18 mos. old. $80 each.
***SOLD IN 1 DAY!!***


Washer & Dryer,
Whirlpool, $300 each.
(941)457-4958
Ken Washer & Dryer $100ea
* Upright Freezer $85
* GE Range $100
* Refridg $125
(941)-492-6698

6260 MISCELLANEOUS

**Fresh FLORIDA
Jumbo SHRIMP
ARRIVING NOW @ $7/
LB & UP 941-623-2100
10' Jon Boat $200. obo.
(941)-268-6511
Artist/Architect 10 draw-
er metal paper cabinet.
Like new. 36"x48" (in 2
sections) cost $1400,
haul away for $150
(941)-412-1008
KETTLE CORN equip-
ment. New $4,500. Now
$3,100. (941)-962-3033
Refrigerator, dishwasher,
Stove & Microwave. All
SS. $1800. Will Seperate
W/D, Front load
w/pedestal $1200 Dining
Set w/hutch $1400, Mas-
sage chair, tan leather
$750, Dresser Cherry,
$200 Jacuzzi, 8 person
$4000 (718)-887-5636
or (941)661-6260
Rigid cut off saw $99,
Table Saw $95, misc
tools call 941-323-5863
SAFEGUARD SAFE, Bigger
Size, combo lock, $400.
obo. 941-716-2624
Sewing Machine, Baby-
lock companion BL 2100
with table $35
SOLD on 1st Day!!
WORKING LIGHTHOUSE,
hand crafted, stands 55"
tall $135. (941-924-7795

6270 WANTEDTO
BUY/TRADE

A COLLECTOR BUYING
wristwatches & pocket
watches, working or not,
jewelry, collectables
knives, swords, weapons,
military & fire dept, +ciga-
rette lighters. Coins &
Gold (941)-412-9391

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

A COLLECTOR BUYING
Old Fishing Lures,
Rods, Reels. 941-743-
9114 I PAY THE MOST!
PinBall Machines/Arcade
Games wanted to buy!
(863)-558-0198


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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2008

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he past few
columns have
been about
Jeeps, Chrysler prod-
ucts and pickups, thus
it's time for General
Motors to be featured.
This article will
certainly fill that bill, as
it is of one man's quest
to restore Oldsmobiles,
Cadillacs and Chevro-
lets, nine of them to be
exact. That person is
Ron Siegrist, a "snow-
bird" from early
November until May
each year since 1988.
He and wife Julie
have a lovely water-
front home in Punta
Gorda plus a fancy
residence in Green-
spring Valley, 20 miles
northwest of Baltimore,
Maryland. Their
northern house now
has a total of seven
attached garages which
started out when built
in 1958 with three. As
interest in the hobby
increased, the necessi-
ty of more garage space
became apparent, so
Ron simply construct-
ed four more, even
though at the time
there weren't enough
vehicles to fill them.
Currently they are
occupied with the
following: a 1966
Oldsmobile C.V.; a 1966
Cadillac Eldorado C.V.;
the 1966 Olds four-
door. H.T. (purchased
new by Ron's father) a
1970 Olds 98 C.V. and a
1948 Chevrolet C.V..
Each of these vintage
autos is completely
restored to its original
condition and has won


national awards, other
than the 1948 Chevro-
let, which is nearing
completion of a frame
off restoration. No
doubt a national prize
winner in the near
future!
This enthusiasm
began when Siegrist
purchased the light-
blue 1952 Olds 98-
series convertible new;
shortly afterward he
met Julie, who soon
became his wife. They
drove this big baby
top-down on their
honeymoon and liked
it so much that it's with
them carrying the
name of "Betsy". Fellow
car club members,
both in Maryland and
Florida are well aware
of this car and the
"Betsy" name, as the
Siegtists have an easel
sign telling about her
history at every car
show they attend. In
the course of longtime
ownership, it was used
to bring both their
newborn daughters
home from the hospi-
tal.
The National
Oldsmobile Club of
America can only find
a total of 13 1952-98
model convertibles
licensed to drive, and
Ron has two of them.
The photo shows both


side-by-side parked in
front of the Maryland
property.
Here's some more
history on "Blue Betsy"
After 14 years and
185,000 miles, the
decision was made to
retire this sporty car
and buy a new one,
which turned out to be
the red 1966 Olds
convertible. Forty-two
years and 287,000
miles later, it's also still
a family member. One
of their daughters
learned to drive in this
19-foot-long "land
yacht," even passing
the driver's license test
behind the wheel.
Quite a feat, don't you
agree!
Now in Florida are
Betsy, the 1952 Olds
C.V., a 1976 Cadillac
Eldorado C.V. (also
bought new) and a
1946 Chevrolet, similar
to his very first car. I
wish there was more
space to tell about each
of this couple's beauti-
ful cars, but readers
can get those stories
direct from the owners
when you see them out
and about. They are in
the Oldsmobile,
Chevrolet, Cadillac,
AACA and VMCCA
clubs. I almost forgot
to mention his electri-
cal engineering degree
served him well
enough to be partners
in various businesses,
including Solid State
Charger Company.
That success also
bought him a 47-foot
power yacht, which the
whole family enjoys
while in Maryland.
In each column I try
to list various shows
and Cruise-In dates
that have been provid-
ed me from those in
charge. The following
are events:
Friday: 5-9 p.m. at
McDonald's in Mur-
dock/Port Charlotte.
941-240-5799
Saturday: 9 a.m. to


3 p.m. at Special North
Port Kiwanis Annual
Harvest Fall Festival at
the George Mullen
Center. In addition to
antique cars there will
be arts/crafts; live
entertainment. Info
941-240-6377.
Saturday: 5-9 p.m.
at North Port Sonic.
941-426-7887.
Oct. 17:4 p.m. to 8
p.m. Home Depot at
U.S. 41 and Burnt Store
Road. No fees. 941-575-
9799
Oct. 17: 5-9 p.m. at
Tiffany Square in
Englewood. 941-426-
7887.
Oct. 18: 9:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. at Wal-Mart,
Jones Loop and Taylor
Roads. Normally held
last Saturday each
month, this is a one-
time affair. No registra-
tion fees. 941-637-3800
or VMCCA assistant
941-639-8220.
Oct. 18: 5-9 p.m.
downtown Arcadia.
941-426-7887.
Oct. 19: 5-8 p.m. at
Quizno's Subs in North
Port. 941-426-7887.
Oct. 25: 1 p.m. to 3
p.m. at Annual AAA
Charity Cruise in Show
in Port Charlotte. Open
to all years, makes and
models. 941-627-1544.
Oct. 26: 6-9 p.m. at
Sonny's Barbecue in
Murdock. 941-426-
7887.
Nov. 15: 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. Sun newspapers
"Annual Welcome
Back" Collector Car
Show and Open House,
live music, office and
plant tours. 30 tro-
phies. No fees. Limit
120 non-modified
vehicles at least 22
years old. Pre-register
now. 941-235-7701.
Don Royston is
President and Co-
founder of the SW
Florida Chapter of the
Veteran Motor Car Club
ofAmerica. He can be
reached at 941-575-
0202.


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7000


TRANSPORTATION

7020 BUICK
10/10/08
1993 Roadmaster,
estate wagon, loaded,
good cond. $1950.
obo. (941)-468-1489


NEED CASH
1995 Buick Park Ave
Designer Edition Less
than 70K Cream Puff.
$3895 Call Ernie (941)-
258-0970
2001 CENTURY, auto, air,
PW, PS, CD, 100K, very
good cond. $3700. 941-
637-0266,239-938-5705
2003 Buick Regal,
loaded, leather, CD, per-
fect. $5,900. 626-1358
7030 CADILLAC
1995 Sedan Deville, runs
& looks good, $1850.
(941)-627-3043.
1999 Seville SLS 82K,
loaded runs great.
$4,500 941-704-8031
2000 CATERA, loaded,
77K, looks & runs good.
$3995. (941)-276-7831
2000 Deville 53K mi. Dia-
mond Wht, Beige leather,
needs nothing. Asking,
$7,495. 575-7843 dlr
2003 Cadillac DeVille,
beautiful bronze, 49k mi,
Cadillac certified warranty
to 110k. New inside &
out. Only $9900.
941473-0312 dir
2006 Caddy STS, 24K
mi., full warranty, loaded,
$26,500, 941-743-3601


7030 CADILLAC


GENE

GORMAN
2005 CADILLAC SRX,
PANORAMIC
SUNROOF, 22K,
MINT! $18,990.
941-639-7300
www.genegormans.com

7040 CHEVROLET
1994 Camaro Z28,
$2500 obo. Must sell,
moving! 941-391-5454
2001 CHEVY Prism, 4 cyl,
auto, a/c, 85K mi. Exc.
cond. Must sell. $3699
obo. 941-302-0338
2002 Impala 46,375 mi
Loaded. Sale Price
$7900 (941)-480-0309
2003 Monte Carlo SS Jeff
Gordon Edition 1 of 2424
made. Leather + all Chev
options. 91k mi, beautiful
condiiton, COLLECTOR
DREAM CAR. Only $8900.
941-473-0312 dealer
2005 Chevy Corvette
Coupe, red, auto, Nav.
sys, polished alum.
wheels, 5K mi., non-smok-
er, pristine cond.
$36,900 941-661-0254

7050 CHRYSLER


7050 CHRYSLER
2006 300C, 41K, It.
green, garaged, clean,
$19,500. 941-815-1144
7070 FORD


2001 CROWN VICTORIA
1-owner, 49,960 mi, full
pwr, all records, 25 mpg.
NO DISAPPOINTMENTS!
$5475 (941)468-3375
2002 Focus ZTS, 4 Dr.,
60K, CD, cold a/c, great
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7080 JEEP
2008 JEEP WRANGLER
V6, auto, 4,000 mi.
$18,000. 941-661-2274.
7090 LINCOLN
1999 LINCOLN TOWN-
CAR, Cartier. Loaded!
$2,000. (941)-456-0518
7100 MERCURY
1994 Merc. Cougar XR7
Limited edition. 6 cyl. auto,
a/c, 30K orig. mi. $2900
obo. 941-302-0338
NEED CASH?
Have A Garage
Sale!
1997 Mercury Villager
Sport. White 3.0L V-6
sp cont. Air,power
steer,brake,capt chairs
radio,cassette. Exellent
condition $3200
941484-9285
2003 Mercury Sable LS,
auto, a/c, P/W, P/L,
51,800 mi., like brand
new. $6,900
(941)-8754351
7110 OLDSMOBILE
1994 Cutlass Supreme
98k mi. bright red with 4
wht leather bucket seats,
rollbar. Futute collectible
$4600. Must see!
941-258-4118


GENE 7130 PONTIAC

GOR1 AN 7080 JEEP 1996 Pontiac Bonneville
________ 4dr Sedan Auto Air
2005 CHRYSLER 300 1963 JEEP WILLYS CJ5 75K Good Cond. $1850
ER ^300 1963 JEEP WILLYS CJ5 (941)-468-1489
LTD, LTHR, V6. red, run great 1/2 top & (941)-468-1489
PERFECT! $14,990. full top, 3 spd, 4 cyl. 1997 GRAND PRIX, runs
941-639-7300 $3800. 941-441-7000 good, clean, 170K, $1500
www.genegormans.com 1/firm. (941)-580-7364


7135 SATURN


PRO-POWER
AUTO SALES
(941) 627-8822 2005 SCION
USED SATURN SALES TC
PARTS & SERVICE $10,900
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03 VUE Bronze..... $7,495
02 SW2 Wagon......$5295
02 SL1 Sedan...... $5,295 Stk#PC1001
02 SL2 Sedan.......$3395
00 SL2 Sedan...... $2,995 2005 HYUNDAI
97 SL2 Sedan.......$2,795 SANTA FE
01 SC2 Coupe...... $4,495 $10,950
01 SC2 Coupe...... $3,495
99 SC2 Coupe...... $3,695
98 SC2 Coupe...... $3,695
98 SC1 Coupe...... $2,995
All rated over 30 MPG StkPD36V
2007 CHEVROLE1
7145 ACURA AVEO
$11,100

GENE 1

GORMDAN1 1
2004 ACURA TL,
LEATHER, SUNROOF. 2007 CHEVROLE1
SWEET! $18,990. COBALT
941-639-7300 $11,600
www.genegormans.com

7160 HONDA
2002 Honda Civic LX 4dr, SP
auto, 4 cyl, silver, 78k mi,
like new. Sale $7900. 2006JEEP
941-473-0312 dealer LIBERTY
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7163 HYUNDAI
2003 HYUNDAI TIBURON,
Sport Coupe, 4 cyl, auto,
needs eng. work. $1495.
obo. (941)485-2444
2004 Hyundai Tiburon,
Limited Edition, yellow, tilt
& slide sunroof, leather
seats & much more. Top
conditon, 73K, asking
$6,800, (941)-624-0603

7180 MAZDA
2002 Miata MX 5
light blue, 5-spd, standard
shift, exc.cond, $13,300.
(863) 491-0674.

7190 MERCEDES
1987 Mercedes 560
SL, 102K mi. $13,500.
PGI. (239)-565-7253
1990 500 SL, both tops, all
black, wife's car, exc. cond.
$10,900. 941-661-3670
1993 MERCEDES 190E,
4-dr, Power windows, sun-
roof, newer 300E V-6
engine. Runs exc. $3000.
obo. 941-9280715

7195 MITSUBISHI

2002 Mitsubishi Spider
Eclipse, convertible, auto,
leather, new tires & rims,
low miles, $8,000 obo
(941)-769-0059

7210TOYOTA

1997 Camry LE V6
19/26 MPG 84K mi Well
Maintained by slow dri-
ving elderly gentleman
(OLD Man) $5300 ***
SOLD * *
2000 TOYOTA SOLARA
Coupe, 4-cyl, auto, silver,
85k mi, like new. Special
$6900 941-473-0312 dir


GENE

GORMAN
2005 TOYOTA
SEQUOIA SR5,
3RD ROW, DVD.
ONLY 38K MI!
$16,990.
941-639-7300
www.genegormans.com
2007 Toyota Camery LE
V6, loaded, leather, moon
roof, red, 37,000 miles.
will sell for 18,325. 941-
8764033

7250 ANTIQUES/
COLLECTIBLES

1985 CHRYSLER LE
BARON, Town & Country
Classic Woody Cony.
Excellent Cond! Ladies
Car. Well Maintained!
44,970 mi., 4 cyl. Great
mpg! You will be pleased
to drive this car. A very
good investment! $4,400.
(941)-639-1938


7250 ANTIQUES/
COLLECTIBLES


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


FOR THE FALL
WELCOME BACK
COLLECTOR
AUTO SHOW

Hosted by The Sun
Newspapers 23170
Harborview Rd Char-
lotte Harbor Port Char-
lotte 30 Trophies
Total for 13 Class
Categories. TOUR OF
THE PAPER OFFICE &
PLANT. See first hand
how the Best Commu-
nity Newspaper in the
Country operates! Live
Music Begins at 10AM
Featuring Jim Owen &
"CountryDynamics"
FOOD & BEVERAGES
AVAILABLE.

ALSO a SPECIAL
DISPLAY of UNUSUAL
2009 AUTOS

Plus an
appearance
of "OPA"
The Clown
With
"Henrietta"
His Bassett
Hound

Open to all Non-Modi-
fied Cars & Trucks at
least 22 years old. NO
REGISTRATION FEE.
Owners that will
exhibit at this fun
Event must RSVP to
the Veteran Motor
Car Club of America
at 941-235-7701
Regretfully Space
Allows for only 120
Vehicles. CALL NOW!!

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

7252 BUDGET BUYS

#1 Wanted Junk or run-
ning cars/trucks, honest,
top $$$ paid. Call me first
or last. 941-258-4472.


7252 BUDGET BUYS
2003 HYUNDAI TIBURON,
Sport Coupe, 4 cyl, auto,
needs eng. work. $1495.
obo. (941)485-2444
Police Impounds! 94
Honda Civic $500, 96
Toyota $900, for listings
800-366-9813 Ext. 3964

7260 AUTOS WANTED

CASH FOR
YOUR CAR
941-286-4599

WE BUY CARS
$300 CASH +UP
Frank 276-0204

ALL JUNK
VEHICLES WANTED
Top $$ Paid
Free pick up.
941-623-5118




*Junk Cars Wanted*
24/7 Fair $ paid
941-286-3122,
941- 623-5550
CASH
FOR YOUR CAR
OR TRUCK
ANY YEAR OR MAKE
(941) 966-7111
AUTO CITY
$$ TOP CASH $$
FOR CARS &
TRUCKS. DEAD OR
ALIVE. 485-7515


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


Top Dollars Paid
for Cars, trucks,
vans, any cond.
(941)-650-5785
M.S.B. RECYLING
$300 for most cars
with title!
941-575-4008
#1 Wanted Junk or run-
ning cars/trucks, honest,
top $$$ paid. Call me first
or last. 941-258-4472.

7270 AUTO PARTS/
ACCESSORIES

1989 GMC Motor 4.3 litre
V6 80K $500 obo, Tires
(2) P215/70R15 $40 obo
941-626-3265
3/2/2 w/Pool & Extra
2400 sf. Garage (40x60)
on 3 Lots. Make Offer!
(941-2864599
4 rims & tires, 5 lug uni-
versal, 255/60R 15" less
than 1000 miles asking
$300.call 941-268-1651
Ford Tailgate for 1970-
75 PU Ex Cond $200obo
(941-626-3265
New Nitto truck tires, (4),
w/chrome 8 lug wheels,
cost $2200, sell $1250.
(941)-613-1313
Riding Lawnmower $495.
New bedliners, any sz
$175. 941-626-3102


7270 AUTO PARTS/
ACCESSORIES

TIRES (2) Like new, Good-
year 225/75-16s $80
(941)474-4959
TIRES: 2 Khumo
305/40/22, & 2 Nitto,
305/40/22. Asking $175
obo. 941429-5466

7290 VANS

1986 Dodge 94,500 mi
seats 12 runs good new
tires $1500 627-0118
1987 GMC 3500, Step
Van, new 350 Chevy eng.,
auto., runs/drives exc.
$995. obo. 941-302-0338
1989 Chevy 3/4 ton V8 8
Passenger, 156K mi
$1495 (941)-475-2533
1990 Ford E350 Low
Mileage, Good Cond.
$2500 (239)2094020
1992 Ford Conversion
Van hi top, new tires, Nice!
$1650 or trade 626-3102
1994 DODGE 250 Con-
version Van, V6, loaded,
cold A/C, looks great
$1250 bo 941-204-3069
1995 GMC. Handicap
Equipt. 107K mi. Cold
A/C. Good Cond. $6000
obo (941)-240-5231
1997 FORD WINDSTAR
seats 8, air front & back,
51,000 mi. P/W, P/D,
Pwr. driver seat, stereo/
cassette, tile, keyless
entry, asking $3500. Also
automatic wheelchair lift
Jazzi Motorized Chair incl.
if needed. 941-255-9304.


7290 VANS 7290 VANS


1999 Ford Windstar LX,
Cold A/C, Auto, Clean,
109K mi. Drives Great!
$2500 941-650-6774
2000 E150 WHITE FORD
VAN. 49,000 MILES.
GOOD SHAPE IN & OUT.
HITCH, ROOF RACKS,
TOOL CRIBS, SAFETY
DOOR, AC, RADIO &
NEW TIRES. $5800
(941)-625-5620
2001 E250 Work Van
Auto, Air. 79,088 mi. Only
$6500 (941)480-0309
2002 Honda Odyssey,
clean, great cond.,
leather, TV & DVD, full
financing avail. $9600/
obo. (941)-769-1027


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7300 TRUCKS/
PICK-UPS

2002 Ford Ranger XLT
only 59k, 4dr. V6, A/C,
Auto, pwr wds/drs,
CD,rear seats, exc. cond.
$7,900 941-380-1705
2002 Nissan Frontier 4
dr, long bed, loaded,
great shape, 112K,
6500/obo. 941-380-
9309


2004 Town & Country Sil-
ver Nice Cond. Loaded
75K mi $6995
(717)-203-4611
2006 DODGE CARAVAN,
20K, wheelchair ramp,
$15,500 (941)-475-4014

7300 TRUCKS/
PICK-UPS

1990 Nissan Hard Body
2WD, $1,650
941)-628-3408 Dealer
1995 Ford F-150, Light-
ning, red, loaded, a/c,
auto, 90K mi., garaged.
$9,500, (941)-661-0254
1996 1 ton flat bed Dual-
ly, 144K, working truck,
$2500. (941) 623-2922
1998 DAKOTA Sport Ext
Cab, 4 cyl. 5 speed, a/c,
92K, looks & runs great.
$2750 bo 941-204-3069
1999 Chev S10 67,860
Miles. 5spd, Clean
$4400 (941)-480-0309
1999 Ford Ranger Super
Cab 4 dr. w/Diamond tool
chest & rails, V6, 45,500
mi. Exc. cond. (941)-743-
0953
2001 FORD F-250 Ext
Cab, 7.5 diesel mtr,
white, auto, 129k mi, 8'
bed, excellent cond. Must
Sell! $8900 cash or trade
941-473-0312 dealer
2001 Mazda Ext. Cab,
V6, Auto Loaded, Low
Miles, $4,495. PRO-
POWER AUTO SALES
(941)-627-8822


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2003 GMC Sonoma 2 WD
46K mi. AC 4cyl. auto
$7000. 941-830-0938.


GENE

GORMAN
2003 TOYOTA TACO-
MA CREW CAB.
AUCTION PRICING!
$13,990.
941-639-7300
www.genegormans.com
2004 Ford F150 Heritage
74,489 mi $5900 (941)-
480-0309
2005 Toyota Tundra, dou-
ble cab, stunning cond.
Reluctant sale. Serviced
regularly. Good tires.
White. 65K. Deep Creek.
$13,750. (941)380-9925
2006 Dodge Z500 diesel,
4Dr. Auto, 41K, $47,000
new, our price $19,995.
941-575-7843 dir


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7300 TRUCKS/
PICK-UPS

TOOLBOX, full size, black
metal, for truck, $200.
(941)-766-9769

7305 SPORT UTILITY/
VEHICLES

1989 Ford Bronco,2 WD,
V6, auto, runs great.
$1,450 obo 941)-628-
3408 Dealer
1989 S15 Jimmy, 57K
actual miles, 4x4, auto,
very nice truck. $3400
obo. (941)-228-8945
2004 GMC Yukon SLT
4X4, leather, moon roof,
towing pkg, 3rd row seat,
6 pk CD, DVD, 60K mi.
Non smoker, no pets
$17.500 (863)993-1860


7320 AVIATION

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

7330 BOATS-POWERED

$$ CASH PAID $$
For Your Boat, Any Size
or Price. Will Come To
You. (941)626-9075
10/10/08
14' Laundow 5hp Tohat-
su & trailer $1100 obo
(941)-380-3027


7330 BOATS-POWERED
14' ALUMINUM boat w/2
swivel seats, trailer, 2-
3HP motors, $1150 obo.
941-628-3812,743-0614
16' 1992 Discovery,
20HP Mercury w/ Trailer.
$1,200. (941)-423-8818
16' GHENOE LT25, 2008,
Cast Plat, Pole Plat, Jack
Plate, Rod Holders,
Trolling Motor Bracket,
$2700. (941-255-0501
16' Seasprit, CC, 50hp
Yamaha, trlr., trolling
motor, elec. REDUCED
$2,250. (941)-624-0593
17' SEARAY, '02, 3.OL
Merc w/trlr. Lo hrs. Great
cond. Must go. $6950/
obo. Retail over $10K in
book. (941)-204-5825

CASH
TODAY
For Your Boats
& Jet Skis
(941)-268-7516
20' VENCO, 1990 Pon-
toon, 90hp Evinrude, w/
df, ff, +many Xtras, trlr
$5500 (941)426-4717
2002 1/2 ACTION
CRAFT COASTAL BAY
Only owner, low hours
21'9 length bay boat
Fast 150hp Mercury EFI
outboard, Center con-
sole,Garmin GPS, Hum-
mingbird depth finder,
stereo, Front, back live
wells, top. Kept inside
storage thru 2007. Will
sell w/wo 99' Toyota 4
Runner. Boat only:
$22,500.00,
w/truck $32,500
(941-350-3001
23' Carolina Skiff 1999,
90 h.p. Evinrude, bimini,
$4,500 (941-743-9733
24' 1988 Seacraft, open
fisherman, twin 150
Yamaha OB, 28' alum.
tandem axle trlr w/surge
brakes, T-top, head, trim
tabs, GPS, radio, Winlass,
Dodger, all access.
$18K. (941)-743-2989





24' 2000 HURRICANE
DECK BOAT, Yamaha 200
O/B, 2 stroke, SS prop,
bimini top, GPS, AM/FM
radio, ship to shore radio,
2007 trailer and all
accessories incl. $14K,
obo. (941)-485-3034.
25' Chris Craft 1980
Cabin Cruiser, inboard,
$2,500 (941-623-3182


7330 BOATS-POWERED 7333 MISC. BOATS


30' Scarab Sport, CC,
NEW '08 Twin 200 HP
DI Yamaha's, NEW
Gauges & Hydraulic
Steering, T-Top with 6
Gold Rocket Launch-
ers, Taco Outrigger
Bases, Spreader
Lights, Electronics
Box, Storage Bag, 2
GPS's, Color Bottom
Machine, Full Tran-
some & Bracket, Trim
Tabs, Stereo, V-Berth
Cabin, '07 Triple Axle
Aluminum Trailer,
Brakes on 2 Axles,
Boat Has Under 400
Hrs., Motors Have 30
Hrs. Close To Perfect
Condition. $59,900
obo or Trade For Flats
Boat & Cash. (941)
716-4814 Pete


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

7331 SAILBOATS

33' Diesel Sloop 1/5
share, unlimited sailing,
located Punta Gorda,
$5,000 941-626-9598
33' Hunter 1978 Diesel,
R.F. main + jib, crusie
equipped, $21,000 or
trade for? 941-743-9733
Sailboat Wanted Shoal
Draft 27'-30', 1989-
1997. PGI 704-968-3244

7332 PERSONAL
WATER VEHICLES

1989 Kawasaki JS650,
orig. owner, $600. 624-
4872 or (724) 494-7133
2002 Sea Do GTX Ltd,
2003 Kawasaki STX12F, 4
Stroke, 3 Strs, low hrs, ext
warr, runs exc, dbl trlr,
$7000 obo 941-650-2915
Will seperate
2004 KAWASAKI STX 12F,
4 stroke, low hrs, Mint w/
trlr. $4500. 941-627-0079.


Inflatable dinghy hard bot-
tom No leaks, needs
work $75 SOLD!
Polaris Virage w/trailer 3
seater. lOOhp. Good
Cond. Low Hours. $2K
(717)-329-6655

7336 BOAT STORAGE/
DOCKING

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

7338 MARINE SUPPLY
& EQUIP.

Anchor/Rode combo.
100' 5/6" BBB, galv.
chain, 140' 5/8" 3 strand
nylon line, 55 lb. Delta
Fast-Set anchor. Exc.
cond. $700. 916-0977

7339 CANOES/KAYAKS

13' KAYAK, Ocean, w/
light weight paddle,
$550. 941- 345-7743.
KAYAKS & CANOES
SALES, RENTAL,
EQUIP. LARGEST
SELECTION IN
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
ESTERO RIVER
(239) 992-4050
ADVERTISE

In

The Classifieds!

7341 TRAILER
& ACCESSORIES

2004 Magic Tilt Boat Trl,
24' dual axle, Exc. Cond,
$1300. 941-585-9667
24' PONTOON TRAILER
scissor type, new $900.
Float-on. 941-627-3065.
BOAT TRAILERS
Continental & First Load.
Discount Pricing.
17marinellc.com
Boat Trailer, 2000 Magic
Tilt, single axle, good cond.
$500. 941474-0848
NEW AND USED OPEN
& Enclosed Utility, Boat,
Car Haulers and Dump
Trailers. Trailer Hitches
and Wiring. TWO-MOR-
ROW'S TRAILER
SALES, ENGL, FL. 941-
460-9700
NEW BOAT TRAILERS
AT Dealer Cost. Credit
Cards Accepted. WEST
COAST TRAILER
(941)698-9902


Friday, October 10, 2008 Venice Gondolier Sun


7341 TRAILER


7341 TRAILER
& ACCESSORIES






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

7360 CYCLES/MOPEDS/
SCOOTERS

'99 Yamaha YZ 125, Lots
of extras. Must See $800
941-268-1651
1998 HARLEY DAVID-
SON, Sportster 883,
6500 miles. Asking
$3,000. ***SOLD!***
1989 HONDA HAWK,
Red, 650 cc. New Tires,
New Chain, New battery,
New helmet. Exc. Cond.
$2600/obo. 628-1219
1990 HD Sportsterl200,
custom tank, bars, pipes.
Lowered, low mi. Very
Good Cond $3900 (717)-
329-6655
1999 HD Sportster
1200, 13K, runs great,
$6,000 obo. 661-7271
2000 HD Duece. Loaded
Lots of Chrome. Ex Cond.
$13000 (941)408-1731
2002 Harley Davidson,
1200 Custom Black
Chrome, 28,000 mi.
$5500 941-740-3089
2003 HARLEY DAVID-
SON, Ultra Classic. 2300
miles, many extras, mint
condition, $13,900.
941-875-4351
2003 Harley Dyna Low
Rider, 4K orig. mi., black
& chrome, senior owned,
have title, $10,900,
(941)-637-7659
2003 HARLEY FATBOY,
ANNIVERSARY EDITION,
7100 MILES,
BAGS PIPES,
WINDSHIELD, CLEAN
AND READY TO RIDE
$11,500.
CALL 941-286-8340
2004 DUCATI 1000DS
ONLY 5400 MILES
$4900. 941-426-4871
or 941-661-9059
2004 Suzuki GSXR 750
16K mi. Well mantained.
$5500 (941)-234-7469


7360 CYCLES/MOPEDS/
SCOOTERS

2004 HARLEY DAVIDSON
Custom Softail, Exc.
Cond! $10,750. 941-637-
8881 or 812-204-3024
2004 TNG 49cc Venice
Retro, only 230 mi. Mint.
$1000 obo. 941-650-5568
2005 HD Softtail Custom
5100 mi, lots of goodies
$14,000. 941-426-1958
2005 HD, 12K, Scream-
ing Eagle, bags, $7,000.
941- 345-7743.
2005 Honda 750 Aero
8,333 mi
Van & Hin pipes primo
paint, street handlebars
butterfly carb very very
clean fast & loud
$4600.
941-661-9081
2006 Roadstar Silverado,
1700cc, windshield, dri-
ving lights, saddle bags,
lots of leather, pearl
white, garage kept, 1600
mi. perfect cond. $7800
obo.
**SOLD**
SCOOTER Double Hauler,
Joe Hauler JH02, fits
Class III, 2" receiver,
holds 2 street or dirt
bikes up to 600 Ibs.
$395. (941)-743-0742
Wanted: Touring Motorcy-
cle (941)-473-8866
WARNING!!
Don't Buy A
Junk Scooter!
We Only sell Quality!!
Full 2 Yr. Warranty
BOOTY SCOOTERS
850 S. River Rd. Engl.
1-888-474-6550

7365 ATV

08 artic cat650 4x4trvl
<20 hrs, $8200 new,sell
for $5100 (941)204-7035
2004 Polaris Ranger 4x4
good Cond. $4500obo
(863)-673-8910


7365 ATV

2003 Suzuki Z400
$2,500. 2000 Yamaha
125 Breeze + extra parts
bike $1,100. Both exc.
cond. (941) 628-9928
Kawasaki Prairie 400
4wd Auto $2500
(941)-380-3027
SUZUKI Quad Sport 80,
$500. (941)-624-4872 or
(724) 494-7133

7370 CAMPERS/
TRAVELTRAILERS

WANTED
Motorhomes & Campers
W 0.hit!

Skip Eppers RV's
639-6969 Punta Gorda
1996 Pop Up Camper,
nice, used all summer, ask-
ing $1600. 941429-6070
FLEETWOOD TT, 2004,
20' fully loaded, hardly
used. $8000. 941-766-
9769
I Buy Travel Trailers,
5th Wheels & Park
Models. Pay Cash/Top
$$ Dave813-713-3217

7380 MOTOR HOMES/
RVs

1997 Win. Adventure 34',
leveling jacks, ox towing
system, ex cond $20,500
obo 941-276-3405
8X30 5th Wheel Peace
River Camp Ground for
sale or rent (239)-465-
9583
$$ CASH PAID $$
For Your Motor Home/TT
Any Size or Price. Will Come
To You. (941)626-9075
Saturn Tow-Cars. 15 to
choose from. Blue-Ox tow
hitches. PRO-POWER
AUTO SALES (941) 627-
8822 P.C.


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

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Nokomis
Great selection of
New & Used
Repairs Maintenance -
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2110 RT 41,
NOKOMIS
941-966-2182
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/ October 9, 2008


Estuaries Days, Monomaster



and a Chamber of Commerce day


The Charlotte
Harbor National
Estuary Program is
in the middle of celebrat-
ing National Estuaries
Days 2008 highlighting
the importance of
estuaries. Estuaries are
basically water passages
where the tide meets a
river current. Charlotte
County has the second
largest estuary in Florida.
The Charlotte Harbor
National Estuary Pro-
gram is a partnership
that protects the natural
environment from Venice
to Bonita Springs to
Winter Haven. The
partnership gives
citizens, elected officials,
resource managers and
commercial and recre-
ational resource users a
voice to address diverse
resource management
concerns, including fish
and wildlife habitat loss,
water quality degrada-
tion and flow, and
stewardship.
National Estuaries Days
began on September 27


and culminates with the
Charlotte Harbor Nature
Festival on November 22.
The CHNEP offers many
special events, guided
walks, boat and paddling
tours, wading trips and
area cleanups. Although
several have already
occurred, there are many
more interesting events to
take place like: the
MyakkaWild and Scenic
River Canoe Paddle, Coral
Creek- Cape Haze
Estuary Day Paddle,
Monofilament Madness,
Great Calusa Blueway
Paddling Festival and
more.
Check out CHNEP's
Web site at www.
CHNEPorg for more
information, then plan a
day and have fun.

MONOMASTER
We all know discarded
monofilament is a
potential hazard to our
area's wildlife: Birds may
become entangled,
others may swallow it
and that can lead to


obstructed digestive
systems and starvation,
and chemicals contained
in the mono could
poison them. Some
monofilament can last
up to 600 years and
because it's virtually
invisible underwater, it
can be a real threat.
Most dispose of used
monofilament responsi-
bly there are many PVC
recycling bins around
area boat ramps and such
to facilitate proper
disposal. But storing it on
a boat or while wading is
a problem it unwinds
in the trash, blows around
the deck and uncoils out
of one's pocket. I recently
came across a nifty little
monofilament storage
product, Monomaster
that makes the job simple
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Yeah, we're living in
strange and uncertain
times that make it
difficult to enjoy our
pastimes.
The other day a friend
and I fished and when we
finished, my life seemed
- if only for a short time
- full. It was a cool, crisp
morning and a bluebird
day, clear as a bell the
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and flat looking for
redfish and snook.
As luck would have it,
we ran into a relatively
large school of redfish
and immediately caught
one. We then spent the
rest of the morning
playing with that school;
we had redfish around us
for hours.
Later, we half-heartedly
tried a few more spots
before calling it a day.
The best part: The day on
the water; it remained
cool, crisp and utterly
calming. As I loaded my
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least my world. We
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about fishing and the day
and made plans for our
next trip. Life was good.
Take a break from the
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A fly fisherman's casting conundrum

- FISH NGWATERLINE PHOTO
lBY ROD WALINCHUS -
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One of fly fishing's
conundrums is
where to land a fly
once a fish is sighted and
in range for the best
possible chance of a
hook-up. It seems simple
enough just get it out
in front of the fish and
begin the retrieve. If
things go correctly it'll
see the fly and eat it: A
done deal. Not necessari-
ly so. Most of us who fly
fish miss or blow many
golden opportunities at
fish because we haven't
given enough thought to
placing the fly in the best
possible position to take
a particular fish. We
simply chuck it out there
and hope for the best.
Often the fish will take it
and we feel confident in
our fishing prowess but
even more often the fish
ignores the offering or
we scare it so badly that
it blasts away as if it's tail
were on fire, leaving us
dumfounded.
There have been many
days of fishing clear,
calm, shallow water
where fish would actual-
ly stop and wait for the
fly to pass in front of
them before continuing
on their chosen path of
travel. These types of
days left me frustrated
and wondering why I
couldn't con at least one
fish into eating a fly. So I
began to pay close
attention to where my
flies landed in relation to
the fish, water clarity,
depth, current (if any),
distance from the fish
and attitude of the fish.
I've formed some
opinions that, correct or
incorrect, seem to
increase my strike ratio


and make me more
successful at catching
fish.
Let's discuss the
attitudes of fish first: On-
the-alert, relaxed, and
actively feeding. If a fish
is spooked, it doesn't
matter where you place a
fly or how good the
retrieve is; it will not eat
it. A fish moving away
from you at a lively pace
is obviously a fish that
has been alerted to your
presence and the only
thing on it's mind is
putting some distance
between you and it. It's a
waste of time to cast to


that fish. We've all
experienced those kinds
of fish and yes; we've all
cast to them anyway.
Pole or drift a flat and
you'll eventually "blow
up" a snook or redfish
sending it scurrying
away and we know it's
fruitless to cast to them.
But what about a fish
that is slowly moving
away from you or, even
better, remaining
stationary as you drift
near it? This fish has
sensed your presence by
feeling the slight pres-
sure wave from the boat,
seen you or the fly line


flashing in the air or
heard you (boat noise -
banging, clanging,
thudding on the deck)
and are on guard. A fly
landing near them will
either send them fleeing
for safety or they will
purposely slowly move
off and usually not eat.
It isn't difficult to judge
a fish's attitude if you pay
attention and observe its
behavior. A fish that is
unaware of you and
relaxed is one of the best
targets for presenting a
fly. It's usually moving
slowly or holding in a
position that obscures


you and any of your
motion from it. Even
better is finding fish that
are actively feeding or
busting bait these are
the easiest of all to fool
with a fly, although not a
100 percent sure thing.
Assuming we have
found a fish whose
attitude suggests it is in
an eating mood and
oblivious to us, we need
to determine its position
relative to ours and
where the fly might land.
A fish facing directly
away from us will be
difficult to take because
the fly line and/or leader


will be cast either over
the fish or very near to it,
effectively lining it and
putting it on the alert.
Even if we somehow
manage to keep the line
off and away from it, the
retrieve will seem
unnatural because it will
pull the fly directly
towards the fish. Preda-
tory fish aren't accus-
tomed to seeing prey
swim directly at them
and their reaction will be
something akin to how
we would react to a wasp
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Page 4 October 9, 2008


the birds


all know it's no
ecret that birds
can help us find
opportune spots to target
gamefish. What's more,
you may have noticed that
numerous reports have
come into the Fish Finder
in WaterLine reporting
consistent tarpon action
under the ladyfish schools
inside the Harbor. Well,
I've been fortunate
enough to get in on some
of this action and all I can
say is that if you're
running the Harbor and
see birds working bait,
take a few minutes to
check it out. You just may
find yourself sticking
around for longer than
you might think I'm by no
means an expert on birds,
but I believe the majority
of what I'm seeing are
terns. They aren't real big
birds, but they're white
and have either yellow or
gray beaks.
Basically, what is going
on below the surface is
that smaller predator
species like ladyfish,
mackerel, bluefish and
even jacks are pushing the
bait to the surface. The
birds are feeding on
wounded and stunned
baitfish. They can be seen
either hovering just above
the surface or diving into
the mix trying to pick up a
quick meal. It's definitely a
feeding frenzy. Casting
into this frenzy and
hooking into any of these
smaller predator species
can lead to some fast and
nonstop action; however,


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there are larger gamefish
that hang out below these
guys that can really
provide a surprise. If you
get into a good school of
ladyfish, then there's a real
good chance that tarpon
are close by. In fact, there
have been days when I
have seen no fewer than
five tarpon surface in and
around the ladies. What's
more, it's a great time to
break out a few of the
plugs we don't spend
enough time throwing, as
they'll get ambushed on
just about every cast. And
then, just maybe, one of
those casts will connect
you with a nice tarpon
that will proceed to spool
you, leaving no alternative
but to start the motor to
catch up to it.
It's also no secret that
ladyfish makes great cut
bait, so while you're
working these schools
looking for tarpon, it's not
a bad idea to put a few in
the livewell for use later
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CONUNDRUM
From page 3
We'd jerk away and try to avoid it.
With this in mind, consider
passing on those fish facing
S directly away from you. A curve
Cast might help fool a stray fish or
two if the fly can be landed in
front of and to the near side of the
fish. This way when the retrieve is
made the fly will move away from
the fish at an angle, at least for a
short distance, before it is pulled
back towards the fish.
Anytime a fish gets to a point
where it is ahead of an imaginary
line perpendicular to your posi-
tion, it is essentially facing away
from you and in a position that
prevents a fly from being retrieved
in a "natural" manner. The farther
ahead of your position it gets, the
worse the angle becomes for a
good presentation and the less
likely it becomes that a fish will eat
the fly.
A crossing fish is also problem-
atic because our natural inclina-
tion is to cast ahead of the fish and
through its line of travel, then pull
the fly into the fish's path and
view. While this works some of the
time, most often the fish will sense
or see the leader or tippet and
stop, wait for it to pass and then
continue on, totally ignoring the


fly. While this fish may not be
spooked, it definitely knows
something's not quite right and
the optimum chance to take it has
passed. For crossing fish, make the
cast ahead of the fish so the fly
lands directly in its path or slightly
to the near side (side closest to the
angler) before making the retrieve.
This way the fish won't see the
leader or tippet and it can turn
and take the fly in a seemingly
natural manner.
A fish facing or coming directly
to us or moving from any quarter
towards that imaginary perpendic-
ular line to our position gives us
the best shot at a good presenta-
tion. However, the fish needs to be
far enough away that the casting
motion will not frighten it. The fly
should land ahead of the fish and
the retrieve worked so the fly
imitates a natural bait attempting
to get out of its way. This is the
best opportunity at a strike.
Water depth and clarity will
dictate how far ahead of the fish to
cast and land the fly. If the water is
low and clear, a longer cast is
needed so the fish doesn't see the
movement. The fly should land far
enough ahead of the fish so it
doesn't scare it when it enters the
water. A good technique is to
gauge the speed and direction of
the fish and cast farther ahead
than your natural inclination tells


you to, then wait for the fish to
come to it before moving or
twitching it. But don't allow the
fish to get too close or it will
spook. The initial movement of the
fly should be a slow draw then you
can pick up the pace and strip it
back to the boat. Deeper water
might require a larger lead so the
fly has time to sink into the fish's
vision, but remember most
predatory fish will take a bait that's
slightly above them.
A tailing redfish might require a fly
to be placed right on its nose or very
near to it; otherwise it may go
unnoticed. Before you hit this fish on
the nose, make some casts within a
three-foot circle around it, being
careful not to hit it with the leader. If
it doesn't react hit it on the nose.
By paying attention to the fish
and conditions a fly fisher will
soon develop a sixth sense about
where to place the fly to be
successful. Of course accurate
casts must be made to place the
fly where it needs to be and at
times, long, accurate casts are
necessary. It's a difficult task when
a big fish is spotted, the heart's
pounding and buck fever sets in
but isn't that part of why we fish?
Capt. Rod Walinchus is an
author, illustrator fly tyer and
charter guide specializing in fly
fishing. You can contact Capt. Rod
at rwalinchus@sun-herald.com.


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WATERLINE PHOTO
BY ROD WALINCHUS
A well-placed fly
enticed this redfish
to eat.


October 9, 2008


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Now we have grouper on the beach


Not only are they
on the beach, but
also they're hitting
lures. Things are definite-
ly changing. A few weeks
ago we saw a flying fish
meandering along the
shoreline. I looked it up
on Google and it defi-
nitely was a lost flying
fish. The flying fish I
chalked up to Hurricane
Ike, but the deepwater
grouper?
A few months ago
bonito were chasing bait
right up to the sand. I
thought a few were going
to get stranded in the
shallow water. Another
strange occurrence is the
huge amount of small
jacks we have in the
Venice area. These
creatures are all 6 to 9
inches. What makes it so
unusual is that our jack
fishing has really fallen
off in the last few years.
Apparently, they
spawned somewhere else
and are now coming
home.
The bait shop owners
are all saying the same
thing. The fishing is
great, but the selling is
awful. The Lee County
stores are telling me that
the word is redfish. They


are everywhere, in the
Intracoastal, near Gulf
and in the bays, creeks
and inlets. I heard just
about the same in the
Tampa Bay area. They're
catching them on lures
and live and dead bait.
Here in Venice, they're
catching mainly Spanish
mackerel. Some of the
Spanish are over 24
inches long. They're also
catching some kings,
particularly at the ends
of the Venice Municipal
Pier and the jetties.
Make sure you inform
your snowbird friends up
north about how good
our fishing is. Another
thing to tell them is how
we're seeing and occa-
sionally catching an
unusual amount of
sheepshead for this time
of the year. I cannot


remember seeing as
many sheepies this time
of the year. Last year was
disappointing as far as
sheepies were con-
cerned.
Get out there and


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Bass should be pulling out of the shallows


The weather is
getting slightly
cooler. Tempera-
tures in the evening are
dropping. This can only
mean one thing bass
will start pulling into the
deeper water and leave
the shallow areas.
Not all bass migrate to
deeper water. You can still
find some bass in shallow
water areas, but if you are
going to look for a
consistent bite, you need
to move to the edge of the
grass lines and deeper
structure areas. This
usually means a change
in technique, and baits
that you may not use
throughout the course of
the year.
I like to target deeper
water, but not just any
deeper water. I look for
areas that have the
slightest drop-off with
some sort of structure
close to it. This is usually
a great area to find bass
feeding during the fall
months. My favorite spots
are deep, open water
cover areas. A hydrilla
bed that is still sub-
merged is a great location
to search for cooler water
bass. If you have found
brush piles during your
months of fishing during
the year, revisit them
while the water tempera-
tures are slowly declining.
It can produce some
awesome fishing during
the fall.
There are a variety of
baits that you can fish
around this type of
structure. A great weed-
less way to fish is by using


a Carolina Rig. A half-
ounce weight placed
about 2 feet in front of a
plastic worm can be
pulled through any type
of cover. Fish this bait
slowly so the plastic
worm rides up near the
top of the cover while the
weight bangs through the
weeds or branches of the
brush pile. The noise of
the weight and the bait
slowly riding up above
and behind the weight
makes this bait very
deadly when fishing it in
deeper water.
A lipless crankbait can
be a deadly lure during
this time of year. Bass
love to school up in open
water around cover, or
just around the baitfish
they locate and feed on.
Throwing one of these
baits in an area with a
drop-off, some type of
cover, or a school of
baitfish is still one of the
most exciting ways to
fish. I used this technique
in the last minutes of our
Classic tournament and
managed to get five bites,
four of which we put into
the boat. Once you locate
the fish, the bites can
come fast and furious.


There is nothing like
hooking up with a hungry
bass. The strike alone is
very exciting with this
type of bait.
If the water gets really
cool, nothing beats a
Texas-rigged worm. Pull
that bait through any
type of cover, or throw it
at any deep grass line and
you may find yourself
with a lot of action.
The key is covering
water. Once you get the
first bite, fish the area
thoroughly. Often you will
find the fish grouped up
in one area. If you are
fortunate enough to
locate bass in this state,
pay close attention to the
surroundings and what
may be holding them.
What is the water depth?
Is the water clear? Is there
baitfish present? Are they
biting on one specific
color? Is the water
moving in this area? What
is the water temperature?
These are all questions
you should be asked
when you hit on a big
area of fish. This is a topic
I plan to cover at a later
date, but these are
definitely things you
should be looking for




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once you start catching
fish of any species.
Let's be honest, this is a
great time of year to be
out fishing. The weather
is a lot easier to deal with
for greater lengths of
time. You don't have to be
out there dying in the
heat. The days are
comfortable and the
mornings can be
absolutely beautiful to be
outside in. Take this time
of year to start fishing for


longer periods of time.
There is nothing more
awesome than spending
hours on the lake and be
able to enjoy the compa-
ny when it is nice outside.
Obviously, it helps when
the fish bite.
I also take this time of
year to start exploring the
lakes that I tournament
fish on. I like to spend
time getting to know
parts of the lake I have
not fished before, or


reacquaint myself with
areas I have not fished for
in the past few years. One
essential you have to
have when you fish on
Sundays is a portable TV.
I have one in the boat so I
can keep an eye on the
football scores. A man
can have more than one
love you know.
Greg Bartz is a tourna-
ment bass fisherman. His
writing focuses mostly on
lakes in central Florida.


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THE KAYAKSLAM
TOURNAMENT SERIES
The second season of the
KayakSlam Tournament Series
will kick off on October 11 in
Fort Myers. The KayakSlam is
the premier paddle fishing
tournament series in Florida
covering the west coast with
nine separate events from
Naples to Tarpon Springs.
Kayak anglers are challenged
with catching, photographing,
and releasing a snook,
redfish, and trout on
tournament day. Since the
events are all photo release,
there are no minimum or
maximum size limits on fish
that can be photographed
and entered. All fish must be
caught on artificial lures. The
largest three fish total


determines the winners. Each
KayakSlam event pays out
five places plus big fish in
each category.
Each event includes an
angler's dinner and rules
meeting on Friday night,
angler's BBQ on Saturday
after the weigh in, and T-
shirts for all anglers. New to
this year's events is the
angler participation raffle
where each angler receives
tickets to win sponsor-
donated prizes. Additional
tickets can be earned by
entering fish.
Anglers can fish one event
or all eight and anyone who
fishes at least four events will
automatically qualify for The
KayakSlam Championship in
Punta Gorda on June 20,
2009.
The kickoff event of the
season will be held at Joe's
Crab Shack in Fort Myers on
October 11 with the captain's
meeting on October 10 at


6:30 p.m. On Saturday there
will be free in-water kayak
demos at Joe's Crab Shack
from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., with
the weigh-in taking place at
3:30 p.m.
'08/'09 KayakSlam
Series Events:
Oct. 11 in Fort Myers at
Joe's Crab Shack
Nov. 22 in Naples at Joe's
Crab Shack
Dec. 13 in Tierra Verde/
St. Pete, location TBA
Jan. 10 in Placida at
Affinity Tackle
Feb. 21 in
Sarasota/Bradenton, location
TBA
Mar. 21 in South Tampa
Bay, location TBA
Apr. 18 in Matlacha at
D&D Bait & Tackle
May 30 in Anclote Key/
Tarpon Springs, location TBA
June 20: KayakSlam
Championship in Punta
Gorda
The KayakSlam Series is


the largest paddlers-only
tournament series in Florida.
For more information
regarding the KayakSlam
Series, please contact
tournament headquarters at
941-637-5953 or go online
to www.kayakslam.com.

SIX PACK
CAPTAIN'S COURSE
The Charlotte HarborYacht
Club will be conducting a Six
Pack captain's course for
boaters from October 18-26
with the exam on October
30. The Coast Guard calls
this license Operator of
Uninspected Passenger
Vessels (OUPV). Classes will
take place at the Charlotte
HarborYacht Club, 4400
Lister Street in Port Char-
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Oct. 18 and 19; 6-10 p.m.,
Oct. 20-24 and 8 a.m. 4
p.m., Oct. 25 and 26. The
course is available to both
club members as well as


non-club members.
The course will be run in
cooperation with Sea School
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to non-club members for only
$395 per person (additional
Coast Guard processing fees
will also apply totaling $344
per person).
This is a significant
discount from open enroll-
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available on a first come, first
serve basis and is limited to
20 participants. Cutoff for
reservations will be October
10.
The class participation fee
must be paid with applica-
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required to have 360 days on
any waters and at least 90
days in the last three years.
You must also be able to
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A pair of keepers caught by Eve and Barry Spotts of
Lady Lake, Fla.


Left to right: George Hendricks, Robert "Buttercup" Fisher and Darren Hendricks with
their Bokeelia redfish triplets caught aboard Capt. Neil Hampton's boat.


Rick Allen with a 43-inch grass carp caught from the
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Do you need to get a TWIC?


Have you gotten
your TWIC yet?
got mine. Actually,
most people reading this
column have no reason to
get a TWIC, or even to
know that a thing called a
Transportation Worker
Identification Credential
even exists, but if you're a
licensed captain you
should pay attention.
The TWIC program
resulted from the terrorist
attacks of 9/11/01. The
terrible events of that day
prompted congress to
review many aspects of
our national security and
during this review, it was
noted that potential
weaknesses existed at our
port facilities and aboard
ships. After identifying
these vulnerabilities
congress directed the
Transportation Security
Administration to protect


our interests by develop-
ing controlled access to
critical areas. The result:
Port operators and large
vessel operators were
required to restrict access
to critical zones by use of
a new identification
document, the TWIC.
TWICs were to be issued
to port and transporta-
tion workers and to
others who would need
access to these sensitive
areas, and in the autho-
rization for TWIC, it was
decided that all mariners
credentialed by the Coast
Guard would need a
TWIC. I suspect that the
authors of this require-
ment were thinking of the
captains and crews of oil
tankers, container ships
and cruise ships when
this decision was made,
but the language as
written requires all


licensed mariners
including anyone with a
captain's license of any
size, even the operator of
a guide skiff, to acquire a
TWIC. I received a letter
from the St. Petersburg
Coast Guard office dated
March 21, 2008, which
included the following
passage, "I hope that you
have taken the opportu-
nity to review the infor-
mation and encourage
you to act early to ensure
our Coast Guard creden-
tialed Mariners (Licensed
Captains, Mates, or
Documented Deckhands)
obtain a TWIC by Sep-
tember 25, 2008. It is
important to note, that if
a Mariner does not obtain
a TWIC by this date, their
credential will become
invalid."
That strong statement
coming from the USCG


got my attention. It
meant that the approxi-
mately 15 captains
working in my business
would each have six
months to get a TWIC or
they'd be out of the
industry and my
business would shut
down. No matter that
they were operating tour
boats, charter boats and
guide skiffs and that they
would never actually
need a TWIC to perform
any part of their job, each
of my guys still had to get
a TWIC. And guess what,
there are thousands of
people holding captains
licenses in Southwest
Florida, and they were all
in the same figurative
boat. With this in mind,
we quickly started the
process of getting TWICs,
not knowing how
backlogged the system


Ir


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'Ay


would become.
Getting a TWIC isn't
terribly difficult, but it
isn't easy. The quickest
way is to go online to
www.twicinformation.
com and create a person-
al account. You register
online and make an
appointment to appear in


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Port Manatee, near
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Archeologist seeks answers in a canoe


at can paddling
around in a canoe
today tellus
about how the Indians of
Southwest Florida used
them centuries ago?
If it can get you into the
mindset of a Native
American, then it can tell
you a lot especially if
you happen to be Charles
Blanchard.
Blanchard an
archeologist specializing
in aboriginal cultures of
Charlotte Harbor and
Lake Tahoe is also an
experienced paddler of
practically every kind of
canoe, both ancient and
modern, in waters around
the world.
The combination led
him to a method of
discovery that has made
him perhaps the sole
theorist on how Native
Americans used dugout
canoes in Florida.
A number of peoples
used dugout canoes in the
waters of Southwest
Florida during the many
thousands of years the
Indians lived here. The
Calusa were just one slice
of that history.
We don't know their
names, and refer instead to
their cultures Manasota,
lateWeeden Island, Safety
Harbor, etc. But I like
Blanchard's answer: "They
were human beings."
It gets to the heart of
Blanchard's insight, which
he calls "archeology by
analogy."
It came to him in 1974,
during a nostalgic paddle
on the coast of southeast
New England, where he
grew up. Working through
a gusty 60-foot opening
between a point and an
offshore boulder a route
he'd taken many, many
times as a boy he
noticed something was
missing an ancient
scrub oak that once rose
out of a crack in the
boulder was gone.
Blanchard spent many
an hour beached on the
point, throwing pebbles at
the tree while waiting for
the tide to change so he
could safely paddle his
canoe through the breezy
passage. Back on shore, he
told a friend about the
missing oak.
That led to a trip to the
town library, where
Blanchard was shown a
trove discovered by high
school students who'd
dug up the tree: 32
arrows, atlatl darts, and
other pointed projectiles
dating back as many as
3,000 years.
These ancient paddlers,
Blanchard surmised, had
found themselves beached
by the combination of
wind and tide, just like him
- and just like him, killed
time by taking target
practice at the crack. "At
least 32 times in all those
centuries, they struck the
mark," he says.
It was a breakthrough
for Blanchard. He realized
that by traveling "in the
right sort of boat, at the


OUTDOOR DIARY


right speed, under the
micro-conditions dictated
by the choices of such
travel, a vast and wholly
explicable chapter of
aboriginal life" would open
up to him.
In other words, the
experience of one human
being at a particular point
in time might yield clues
about the experiences of
another human being
who lived thousands of
years before.
He chose a traditional
canoe to stand in for the
dugout canoe, which I
described in my last
column. Both share a
critical feature that makes
them comparable: They're
keel-less and are vulnera-
ble on their beam to wind
and tide.
And so he embarked on
a journey that took him 15
years and 40 trips to
complete. He combined
these journeys into one
composite trek in his
published account,
"Analogy and Aboriginal
Canoe Use in Southwest
Florida" ("Maritime
Archeology of Lemon Bay,
Florida," Florida Anthro-
pological Society Publica-
tions No. 14, 1999). It's
well-written and wonder-
ful reading for anyone who
loves being on the water.
His story starts in
Sarasota Bay at sunrise, at
the Old Oak shell midden
on the mainland shore just
north of the north Siesta
Key Bridge. It ends five
days later, during which
time Blanchard gets as far
south as the northern end
of Charlotte Harbor, where
he spends a day shellfish-
ing with a friend he meets
on the water. He returns
back up Lemon Bay to
Cedar Point, where the
story ends.
En route, his experiences
lead to just the kind of
insights he predicted.
Take the canoe itself. It
has "limitations and
potentialities," as Blan-
chard puts it. It turns out
to be an ideal craft for
navigating our estuaries.
Yes, it's tippy and bad on
the beam. But it can be
paddled, poled, and even
walked-all of which come
in handy in the deceptively
shallow waters of our bays,
as even those who own
flats boats can attest.
As Blanchard makes his
way south from his
original put-in, he comes
across the large oyster bars
at Philippi Creek. If these
were unpolluted shellfish
(alas, they are not), he'd
stop the boat and gather as
many of the creatures as
he could.


This would do two
things at least: Provide him
with a few days' supply of
food (oysters will keep for a
few days if shaded with
vegetation); and provide
ballast, which is essential
to the solo paddler for
trimming the canoe.
For the Native American,
he observes, making this
opportune stop would
mean, "that the day's living
is already been made, and
travel and work possibili-
ties are expanded."
Having a generous food
supply onboard also opens
up opportunities for trade,
and perhaps even
becomes a ticket through
other peoples' water. In
Gasparilla Sound and at
Stump Marina Pass, he is
able to sell the edible
oysters and clams he has
harvested near Cayo Pelau.
Both signify for Blanchard
the "barter potential" of
onboard food.
Earlier on, when
Blanchard stops to inspect
the Blackburn Bay
midden, where a friend of
his used to live, he finds
the current inhabitants
"faintly hostile." As he
notes, both then and now,
"shore people move
around and congenial
anchorages change."
Canoe travel, it turns
out, is highly opportunis-
tic. Man doesn't always
decide when things
happen, as modern
technology encourages us
to believe. As Blanchard
puts it, "information is
provided by the estuarine
dwelling experience." That
is, little facts like the wind,
the tides, the skies, the
moon phase, and the
availability of food all have
a say in what one does on
the water.
As anyone who has
spend much time on the
water after sundown
knows, the bay can often


be as still as a millpond at
night. Blanchard quickly
learned that nighttime
often provided the best
conditions for travel.
When he awakes at 2
a.m. on his first night, on
the beach just south of
Venice Inlet, the first thing
he notices is that the Gulf
"is glass flat, scarcely
breathing." A perfect
window for making the jog
fromVenice to the head of
Lemon Bay (remember -
there was no connection
between the two until the
mid-20th century).
He makes it to the head
of Lemon Bay just before
daybreak, as a front begins
to move in from behind
him and make the Gulf
passage too rough for
navigation.
It turns out that several
years of paddling through
our waters can in fact give
us a better sense of where
and why native American
water-edge sites are where
they are. The places
Blanchard was naturally
attracted to as a paddler
today- haul-overs
between the Gulf and the
bay, launching and landing
sites, and "landfalls that
the wind creates" turn
out to be exactly those
places where we find
evidence of Indian activity.
For example, the sandy-
beached point near Red
Fish Cove. It's a place
where Blanchard has
landed several times, as
the wind tends to blow
him ashore there. But he
always thought it was a
man-made peninsula -
until he discovered shell
artifacts and ceramic
shards there. It is now a
confirmed Native Ameri-
can site, fittingly called the
Blanchard Site.
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the tides are up to.
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he's largely at the mercy of
the elements. His deci-
sions are based on his
intuition and experience.
He believes canoe travel
was equally demanding for
Native Americans. These
were not "speculative
rummages. They were
destination- and project-
oriented activities subject
to prohibitive difficulties if
they were ill-planned or
executed."
The Native American


undoubtedly relied on
intuition that wasn't just
one man's experience, but
knowledge collectively
stored in the community
over many years -
teachable and probably
symbolic, Blanchard
believes.
The cliche that Native
Americans were "more in
touch" with nature isn't a
comment on their moral
superiority or character. It's
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Who's a big liar, liar, pants on fire?


Fishermen, car
salesmen and
politicians -
they're all a bunch of
liars, right? As a man
who has personally
dabbled in all three
arenas, I believe that two
of the groups I named
are getting a bad rap.
Contrary to popular
belief, most car salesmen
do not lie at least not
on the job. Yes they do
bargain, and they do
haggle. But most success-
ful auto sales reps soon
discover that intentional
lying is counterproductive
in the short and long
term. Heck, they can't
even hide their profit
margin customers can
look up the actual dealer
costs on the Internet.
What most people don't
know is that dealership
mark-ups are usually less
than nine percent on new
cars, sometimes quite a
bit less. Compare that to
women's shoes at 600
percent and jewelry at
400 percent (I sold those


items too).
If you are searching for
dishonesty in the auto
trade, look to the car-
buying public. Customers
regularly tell flagrant lies
(or omit to mention
defects) regarding the
health of their trade-ins.
Next time you buy a used
car and it goes kaplooey,
blame the former owner
for hiding the problem, not
the dealership sales guy.
Next on the purported
liar's list are anglers. Hey,
even their name suggests
they have an "angle." How
can you trust them? Well
in my limited experience,
fishermen are generally


truthful. I will admit my
objectivity on this matter
is skewed. I am a practic-
ing member of this
recreational grouping. I
also admit that I occa-
sionally embellish my
verbal "catching tales"
with extra inches or
pounds, but nothing
serious enough to set my
pants on fire.
Of course, all longtime
fishermen like to tease
naive newcomers with
false information. But
unless the old salts are
loaded up with tongue-
loosening liquids, they are
generally an honest lot.
Technology keeps them in
check Picture-taking cell
phones mean the size of
the lunker can't be over-
stated too much without
losing your credibility.
Of course, digital
imaging also opens the
door for trickery. Captain
Dan Cambern told me
about three guys who
lined up for a photo with
their six empty arms
extended forward. They


planned on inserting a big
fish image with a comput-
er program when they got
home to Hooterville so
much for a picture being
worth a thousand words.
Finally we come to
politicians. I worked off
and on in local to national
politics for almost 20
years. In all that time I
only met one totally
honest politician, Con-
gressman Tim Penny of
Minnesota. His own party
ran Penny out of office
because he refused to sign
on to bills that contained
earmarks and pork
legislation. God, where is
Tim Penny now when we
truly need him.
I know one thing for
sure: Politicians would
never make it as car
salesmen. They would
refuse to work 50-60
hours a week like most
auto guys. Besides, most
politicians don't know
how to deal with the
public on a daily basis.
I have mentioned this
before, but it still astounds


me. In Charlotte County,
you can't actually visit your
public servants the
elected Commissioners.
They "work" behind a
guarded locked metal
door, probably so you can't
see their noses growing.
And when asked to cut
costs in their administra-
tive jungle a while back,
they fired the only link to
the outside world the
receptionist at the front
counter. Gee, aren't you
glad we have safe housing
for public servants. From
their hidden enclave they
can terrorize our wallets
with abandon.
And talk about decep-
tion! Even on the official
ballot measure that
recently passed (by the
slimmest of margins), the
one percent tax was
referred to as a "one cent"
tax. Just semantics, you
say? It's more like fraud,
my friend, unless you buy
everything you own at the
Dollar Store.
During their expensive
tenure in office, our local


commissioners have done
nothing notable for
fishermen or car sales-
men except raise costs for
services. Those same
fishermen and car
salesmen continue to pay
their outrageous salaries.
And you can be pretty
sure none of them work
60 hours a week.
This next comment is
only my humble freelance
writer opinion and in no
way represents the
viewpoint of the publica-
tion you are reading: You
have an opportunity this
election cycle to boot
these charlatans out into
the street. Vote for
anybody except the
Charlotte County com-
mission incumbents in
2008. Elect a car salesman
with a fishing rod to
promote honesty in
government.
Tom ohnson, the
Fumbling Fisherman, is
an award-winning
outdoor humor writer You
can contact Tom at
trjmcp@aol.com.


TWIC
From page 10
and photographed, pay a
fee of $132.50, then go
home and wait while you
are subjected to a back-
ground check. If the TSA
decides that you are an
acceptable security risk
then you are contacted for
an appointment to return
to the enrollment center
in person to receive your
card. You must appear in
person at the center each
time, TSA will not allow
these cards to be mailed
out or to be otherwise
shipped or picked up by a
third party because they
are considered sensitive
identification documents.
(When I asked why my
passport, a document
with similar requirements,


was mailed to me and
why a TWIC could not be
mailed, I was told that
passports were issued by a
different division of The
Department of Homeland
Security which had
different rules.)
Shortly after I applied
for my TWIC, the TSA
"realigned" the date that
TWIC cards are required,
moving the deadline
approximately seven
months later to April 15,
2009. Of course this
deadline "realignment"
was a little frustrating for
those of us who got our
cards based on the
original deadline, espe-
cially since the cards are
issued for a period of five
years, at the end of which
the holder will be
required to renew, paying
the fees again. The


realignment of dates will
be good for those cap-
tains who did not get the
message about the new
requirement (and there
are quite a few of those)
or for those procrastina-
tors who just did not get
around to it in time. The
time frame to get a TWIC
seems to vary from
approximately three to six
weeks from the enroll-
ment appointment to the
time the card is ready for
pickup, though that time
may lengthen as the
deadline nears and all the
latecomers rush to get
their cards.
And one more thing, the
U.S. Senate is considered
legislation (S. 3377) that
would exempt operators
of vessels carrying less
than 150 passengers from
the TWIC requirement.


Will this legislation be
passed? I have no idea. I
do know that Congress is
dealing with issues that
are much bigger than a
few thousand disgruntled
captains, so if you're a
captain without a TWIC
you should probably plan
on biting the bullet and
getting one soon.
Let's go fishing!
Captain Allen owns and
operates the King Fisher
Fleet of sightseeing tour
boats, deep sea fishing
charter boats and back bay
guide boats located at
Fishermen's Village Marina
in Punta Gorda. He can be
reached by phone at 941-
639-0969 or by e-mail at
captain @kingfisherfleet.
com for boating or fishing
information or with
questions you want to see
answered in WaterLine.


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was at a party recent-
ly where a gentleman
came up to me and
said, "You scare the heck
out of me." When I asked
why, he replied that it
was because of all the
careless boaters I
describe who are
running around in our
local waters. I told him I
was glad he was afraid
because that was the
first step of awareness to
avoid being one of those
crazies. Just a week ago, I
wrote about the dangers
of boating alone and
sure enough, we had a
lone boater capsize and
drown the next day. I
was once told that I was
wasting my time if I
thought people would
change their actions just
because of my articles,
but I will keep on trying.
Unfortunately, recent
events look like I should
be on TV as a psychic or
profiler working on
crime solving.
Speaking of profilers, I
was looking over the
2007 USCG accident
statistics and saw some
things that create a
profile of those most


likely to have an acci-
dent, so I thought I
would share those
observations with you,
so you can see if you are
in the accident prone
grouping.
In 2007, Florida had
279 boating accidents
resulting in serious
injuries and 67 addition-
al that were fatal. These
accidents resulted in
over 9 million dollars in
property damage. That is
nearly one injury
accident per day with
over one fatality per
week. So what is the
profile of the boater
most likely to be
involved in these
accidents? First, over 75
percent of the accidents
occurred to boats less


than 21 feet in length
and 44 percent of the
boats were open motor
boats. Nearly 25 percent
of the fatalities involved
personal water craft
(PWCs) and 17 percent
were kayaks or canoes.
Over two-thirds of the
deaths were due to
drowning, and 90
percent of those victims
were not wearing life
jackets. Of the 476
drowning deaths nation-
ally, 356 (75 percent)
involved capsizing or
man overboard. In 86
percent of the accidents,
the operator had not
taken a boating safety
class. And the five major
factors contributing to
the accidents: Alcohol,
inattention, excessive
speed, carelessness, and
reckless behavior.
Statistics also showed
that the majority of
accidents occurred
between 2 and 6 p.m. So
lets look at our profile:


PROFILE OF BOATERS
IN IMMENENT DANGER
Boaters who are in an
open motor boat under


21 feet in length, or a
similar small craft
capable of high speeds,
are most likely to have
an accident. That
probability is increased
if they are engaged in
fishing or some other
recreational activity
that absorbs their
attention. The danger is
even higher if they have
never taken a boating
class, are not wearing
life jackets and have
had an alcoholic
beverage. If they have
been on the water for a
period of time and are
tired, or it is in the
afternoon, the fatigue
will add to inattention
and recklessness thus
adding to the danger.


HOW TO
BEAT THE ODDS
I can't change the
length of your boat nor
do I want to curtail your
fun-filled recreational
pursuits. But if you fall
into the small craft
recreational category,
here are some steps to
minimize the dangers
you may face. First, take


a safe boating course.
Of the 685 boating
deaths occurring in
2007, only one person
had taken a United
States Power Squadron
boating class. Second,
always wear your life
jacket when engaged in
an attention consuming
activity. Of course if you
are in a canoe, kayak or
PWC, wear your life
jacket at all times.
Third, do not boat
alone. Take a friend to
be there to assist and
act as a lookout for you.
Fourth, do not drink
and drive your boat.
Following these four
simple steps can
possibly save your life
or the life of a fellow
boater. Don't be a
contributor to Florida's
sad record of leading
the nation in boating
accidents and fatalities.
Be a smart boater and
beat the odds.
Bill Hempel is the
Assistant Safety Officer
for the Peace River
Power Squadron and a
member of the USPS
national marketing
committee.


Do you fit the accident profile?


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BIRDS
From page 4

bunch of ladyfish will
make a mess out of your
boat and it's important
that you take a few
minutes to rinse it all off.
If you don't have a raw
water washdown, just use
a bucket, but you
definitely want to get it
clean as soon as you're
done getting bait. If you
let it dry, you're going to
have your work cut out
for you.
Then after putting in all
that effort plug casting,
relax a bit by soaking a
few pieces of cut bait on
one of your favorite flats
or shorelines. Most of the
time, I'm targeting redfish
when using cut ladyfish,
but keep in mind, the
bigger the piece of bait,
the bigger the fish.
Sometimes, I'll even bring
one of my stouter rods
and use a bigger chunk,
just in case I run into
something like a big
snook or shark. You just
never know.

You can contact Capt.
Mike at 941-628-7895 or
by e-mail atflatscaptain
@comcast.net.


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extras, electronics pkg., live wells, trailer included only
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Only $17,990 SUN HARBOR MARINE 941-698-9100
financing avail. Accept all major credit cards.








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'Steel Magnolias'
is better on
Venice stage
See page 5

Venice Theatre's
Generations progra
off to royal start
See page 8

'A Murder, A Myster
and A Marriage' is
a delightful romp
See page 12

'Charles
indbergh'
at Lemon Bay
Playhouse
See page 19







Let's Go! Page 2 October 9 1 0, 2008


Exploring

the state

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

R oad trips
are a great way to have a
vacation and still have
both money and nerves left
when one returns home.
In recent weeks I have head-
ed to the Florida Keys, the
Resort at Singer Island and to
Melbourne for golf. As I write
this, I am planning to head up
to Sarasota to see the Titanic
Exhibit at G.Wiz. With the
exception of the Resort at
Singer Island, I have been to
these places before, yet each
trek was a new adventure. Just
as I never tire of running into
Donald Duck over at Walt
DisneyWorld Resort, I never
tire of exploring this state,
which has been my home
these past 15 years.
Florida has more road trip-
ping possibilities than any
other state in the Union. Its
beaches constantly make the
top-ten lists, and its tourist
sites like Weekie Wachee,
Cypress Gardens, Historic Bok
Sanctuary and Marineland
have been drawing tourists off
the highways and byways since
the days before the interstates.
Most of the trips take only a
tank or so of gas and an
entrance fee some more
modest than others. In the fall,
Florida has some of its best
weather and prices are gener-
ally at all-time lows.
What better time to toss the
kayak on the roof of your car
and head to the Great Calusa
Blueway paddling trail in Lee
County, Oct. 25-Nov. 2. Most of
the festival's 50 events are free
and take place on the trail,
which was designed to show-
case Lee County waterways, its
mangrove forests and its birds
and other wildlife.
To learn more, visit
www.CalusaBluewayPaddlingF
estival.com. The festival is one
of the greenest getaways
around and it doesn't cost
much green moneywise or
environmentally.


'STEEL MAGNOLIAS'
(Through Oct. 19)
Venice Theatre
140 W.Tampa Ave, Venice.
941-488-1115.
'GOLDDIGGERS OF 1633'
(Through Nov. 22)
Golden Apple Dinner Theatre
25 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota.
941-366-5454
or www.thegoldenapple.com.
'A MURDER,A MYSTERY
& A MARRIAGE'
(Through Nov. 28)
Florida Studio Theatre
Keating Theatre
1241 North Palm Ave., Sarasota.
941-366-9000.
'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 CenterTheatre
2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte.
941-625-4175.
'TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD'
Oct. 16 -18
The Center for Performing Arts,
701 Carmalita St., Punta Gorda.
Charlotte High School will be
performing the Harper Lee's
pulitzer prize winning novel.
The cost for the shows is $10 for
adults and $5 for students.
"The True to Dialogue" show is at
7:30 each night with an addi-
tional matinee at 2 p.m. Oct. 18.
941-505-SHOW.

NEIL DIAMOND
8 p.m. Oct.24.
St. Pete Times Forum
401 Channelside Drive, Tampa.
813-287-8844
or www.ticketmaster.com.
SOUTHERN ROCK FESTIVAL
FEATURING .38 SPECIAL
Oct. 25.
Turner Agri-Civic Center
2250 NE Roan Street, Arcadia
863-993-4807
or www.turnercenter.com.


SARASOTA BLUESFEST
Nov. 1
Gates open at 11 a.m.
Ed Smith Stadium, Field 1,
2700 12th Street, Sarasota.
This years Bluesfest features
Bobby Rush, JJ Grey & Mofro
as well as Bob Margolin &
Diunna Greanleaf, Jason Ricci
& New Blood and Wyatt Gary.
Food, beer, refreshments,
wine bar and craft booths.
Blankets and lawn chairs welcome .
No coolers, pets, glass,
cameras or refunds.
Tickets are $20 in advance
(plus service charge) and $25
day of show. Kids are free.
The event is rain or shine.
For more information,
call 941-922-1543
or www.sarasotabluesfest.com.

'NICKEL AND DIMED'
Nov. 6 Nov. 23.
Venice Theatre
140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice.
941-488-1115.

LAKESIDE COUNTRY BASH
featuring SUGARLAND with
special guests Kellie Pickler
and Ashton Shepherd
3 p.m. Nov. 8.
Lakes Regional Park
7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers.
www.ticketmaster.com.

'THE PRODUCERS'
Nov. 11 Dec. 7.
Venice Theatre
140 W.Tampa Ave, Venice.
941-488-1115.

'RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES'
8 p.m. Nov. 12.
Rain is a multi-media, multi-
dimensional experience... a fusion
of historical footage and hilarious
television commercials from the
1960's lights up video screens and
live cameras zoom in for close-ups.
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
800-826-9303 or
www.vanwezel.org.


LARRY THE CABLE GUY
7 p.m. Nov. 13.
Germain Arena
11000 Everblades Parkway, Estero.
239-334-3309
or www.ticketmaster.com.

SAN ANTONIO'S INTERNATIONAL
FALL FESTIVAL
Nov. 14 Nov. 16.
24445 Rampart Blvd.,
Port Charlotte.
"The Legends of Doo-Wop" to
appear Nov. 14. Joey Dee and the
Starlighters, along with his "All
Star Revue" will headline the
entertainment on Nov. 15.
Opening for Joey Dee and the
Starlighters this year will be a
great local rock band, "The Fog;'
playing all your favorite classic
rock hits. The balance of the
weekend's entertainment will keep
you dancing in your shoes.
Scheduled to appear include The
Ukrainian Dancers of Miami, The
Mariachi Dancers of Arcadia, Irish
Step Dancers, The Greek Dancers
from Holy Trinity Church, Lee
County Bagpipers, Celtic Music &
Dancers, The Suncoast Band and
much more.
The Tampa Bay Rays Major League
Baseball team will have giant
inflatables, interactive displays,
giveaways, T-shirts, autographed
baseballs and more.
There will also be food,
amusement rides and midway.
Tickets for "The Legends of
Doo-Wop" and Joey Dee and the
Starlighters are $10 each show
and are on sale at the
San Antonio Church office.

'THE WEDDING SINGER'
Nov. 14 Nov. 23.
The new Broadway musical "The
Wedding Singe,r' based on the hit
Adam Sandier movie of the same
name is makes its amateur
Southwest Florida debut at the
Lemon Performing Arts Center.
Lemon Bay Performing Arts Center
Lemon Bay High School,
2201 Placida Road, Englewood.
941-473-0952.


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Let's Go! Page 2


Take a trip back
to yesteryear
Marie
Merchant
Let's Go! Editor
mmerchant@sun-herald.com
he Cultural
Center
Theater
opens its annual
Dinner Theater Series
Wednesday with the music of
The Three Singing Divas and
The Jukebox Sweethearts.
The concert features two trios
singing songs from the World
War II era, the '50s and '60s.
The Three Singing Divas will
be singing songs from the '30s to
the '60s. The show also features
a tribute to The Andrew Sisters.
The Jukebox Sweethearts will
be singing '50s jukebox era hits.
Dinner will be served at
5:30 p.m. and the show begins at
7p.m.
The menu includes salad,
spaghetti, green beans, garlic
bread, chocolate cake and iced
tea, coffee and water.
Tickets for dinner and the
show are $19 each. Tickets for
the show only are $8.
Tickets are available by calling
941-625-4175, ext. 221 or at the
box office located at 2280 Aaron
St., Port Charlotte.
The box office is open 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m.. Monday through
Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday.
The Dinner Theater
Series continues Nov. 19
with Brian Roman,
Dec. 17: Shaelaurel Folk Band,
Jan. 21:The Music of
Irving Berlin,
Feb. 11: Re-Creation,
March 11: Music and Mischief
and Carolyn Cline on April 8.

LET'S GO! INFO

Publisher
David Dunn-Rankin
Let's Go! Editor
Marie Merchant
Phone: 941-206-1145
E-mail: letsgo@sun-herald.com
Fax: 941-629-2085
Mail: 23170 Harborview Road,
Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980
Let's Go! Web site:
www.sun-herald.com/letsgo
Please submit inormation at least
two weeks before the event.
To, snd items fo the.calendar, l se
include the time, location, cost n" ticStets
anu where to get them Iand
number to cal more informal n.






COVER STORY


Let's Go! Page 3


October 9 10, 2008


The Charlotte Players

present 'Night Watch'


By MARIE MERCHANT
ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR
PORT CHARLOTTE -The
Charlotte Players will have
you on the edge of your seat
when the suspense-mystery
"Nightwatch" opens Friday at
the Cultural Center Theater.
While up one night unable
to sleep, Elaine Wheeler looks
out the window and believes
she sees a dead man. She
calls the police, who find
nothing. Later, Elaine sees a
dead woman, but no one
believes her.
Psychiatrist Dr. Tracy Lake
is called in and Elaine is
committed to a sanitarium.
Elaine has encounters with
an old friend, a neighbor, and
a German maid, which add to
the suspense and mystery.
"Night Watch" will keep you
guessing with the deepening
suspense and mystery as
the play draws you toward
its riveting and chilling
climax," according to
The Charlotte Players.
The suspense-mystery,
written by Lucille Fletcher, is
directed by Gary Obeldobel
and features DonnaVanGorp
as Elaine Wheeler, Gene
Callan as John Wheeler, Carol
Louisgnan as Helga, Paul
Valliere as Vanelli, Terry Cobb
as Curtis Appleby, Lyndsey
Morton as Blanche Cooke,
Steven Pignataro as
Lieutenant Walker, Jeanne
Marques as Dr. Tracy Lake
and Lawrence Richardson
as Sam Hoke.
Showtimes are 7:30 p.m.
Friday Saturday and Oct.16-
18, and 2 p.m. Sunday.
The Cultural Center
Theater is located at 2280
Aaron St., Port Charlotte.
Tickets are $15 for adults
and $7 for students. The box
office is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday through Friday and
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. select
Saturdays. The box office


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Lawrence Richardson as Sam Hoke. Steven Pignataro as Lieutenant Walker and Paul Valliere as Vanelli.


Back row, left to right, Lyndsey Morton as Blanche Cooke, Carol
Louisgnan as Helga, Gene Callan as John Wheeler and Terry Cobb
as Curtis Appleby.
Front row, left to right, Jeanne Marques as Dr. Tracy Lake and
Donna VanGorp as Elaine Wheeler.
opens one hour prior to
the performance.
The Charlotte Players 2
008-09 season continues
Dec. 12-20, with "The Best
Time of the Year"; Feb. 6-15
with "Guys & Dolls"; March
27-April 4 "Natalie Needs A
Nightie"; and May 22-30
with "Catch Me If You Can."
For tickets or more infor-
mation, call 941-625-4175,
ext. 220 or online at
www.charlotteplayers.org.


Lyndsey Morton as Blanche Cooke and Gene Callan as John Wheeler.


At right,
Donna VanGorp as
Elaine Wheeler,
Gene Callanas as
John Wheeler and
Lyndsey Morton
as Blanche
Cooke.

At left,
Gene Callan
as John Wheeler
and Terry Cobb
as Curtis Appleby.





ENTERTAINMENT
Let's Go! Page 4


October 9 10, 2008


Florida Studio Theatre opens mainstage season


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Diversity has long been the
key to play selection at the
Florida Studio Theatre.
Now in its 35th season, FST
will offer four diverse selec-
tions in its Keating main stage
theater this season.
The first, which opened Oct.
1 and will play through Nov.
29, is a Mark Twain musical
comedy, "A Murder, A Mystery
& A Marriage." Based on one
of Twain's short stories, the

CALENDAR EXTRA

Animal fundraisers
The Animal Welfare League of
Charlotte County is holding two
upcoming fundraisers for the
critters of Charlotte County.
"Tropical Tails" will be held
from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday
at Laishley Park Marina, 100
East Retta Esplanade, Punta
Gorda. Music will be provided


Charlotte County
Fairgrounds Pavillion
2230 El Jobean Rd.
Port Charlotte


new musical comedy varia-
tion on an old tale is set in
Beer Lick, Mo., classic Twain
country. Lyrics and book are
by Aaron Posner and music by
James Sugg.
Next up will be Michael
Hollinger's "Opus," playing
from Dec. 3 through Jan. 31.
There is not much to laugh
about in this play in which a
last-minute substitute has to
fill in for a world-class violin-
ist for a string quartet prepar-
ing for a White House concert.


by Charlie Kuchler and dinner
will be catered by Harpoon
Harry's. A cash bar will be avail-
able. Tickets cost $50 per person.
The AWL's third annual "Party
in the Park" will be held from
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 22, also
at Laishley Park.
For more information, call
941-625-6720 or visit
www.awlshelter.org.


BREAKING NEWS!
Log onto www.sunnewspapers.net for the latest updates.


Will she be accepted?
Third offering of the season
will be a love story, Jose
Rivera's "Boleros for the
Disenchanted," playing Feb. 4
through March 29. U.S. immi-
grants Flora and Eusebio dis-
cover true love along the way
to their new life.
Humor, acceptance and
love are followed by an exami-
nation of culture, "Black Pearl
Sings!" Written by Frank
Higgins, the play about a song
collector was work-shopped


at FST in the spring.
Balancing the first offering,
the closing show also will
offer music folk tunes.
Season subscriptions are
$39-$59 per person, which is
only slightly more than the
single ticket prices of $19 per
person for previews and $29-
$34 for regular performances.
FST's Keating theater and
its box office is at 1241 N.
Palm Ave., in downtown
Sarasota. Its cabaret theatre is
one door to the west and its


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Available


2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte, FL 33952
Open: Mon-Fri 9am to 4pm, Sat 10am to 2pm
Purchase Tickets at Box Office of By Calling:


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third stage is at 1247 First
Street, directly north of its
main stage location. Single
tickets and subscriptions to
its other offerings are also
available at the box office.
Call 941-366-9000. Single tick-
ets also may be purchased at
www.floridastudiotheatre.org
where you can learn more
about the offerings in its
other venues.

Information provided by
Florida Studio Theatre.


VP debate was 'must-see' television


By DAVID MORRIS
SPECIAL TO THE SUN
Tina Fey's impressions aside,
you know Governor Sarah
Palin's a hot television com-
modity when almost 18 mil-
lion more viewers nationally
tuned in to watch the Palin-
Biden vice-presidential debate
last Thursday than watched
the McCain-Obama presiden-
tial debate the week prior.


According to Nielsen Media
Research, the sole VP debate
in 2008 will go down in the
record books as the most
watched vice-presidential
debate ever with almost
70 million viewers watching
on 11 broadcast and
cable networks.
It easily beat 2004's contest
between John Edwards
and Dick Cheney by over


26 million viewers and top-
pled the 1984 existing record
that pit George H. Bush
against Geraldine Ferraro
by over 13 million.
While most viewers
watched Palin and Biden spar
on ABC nationally, WBBH,
NBC2, took home the local
honors in the Fort Myers tele-
vision. In fact the debate
ranked seventh of all shows
running in prime time here
last week, tying "Two and a
Half Men" on CBS/WINK.
The combined viewership
on all networks in Fort Myers
ranked it 24th out of 56 indi-
vidually rated local markets.
Tampa was 36th. If you're
interested, Baltimore was
first, Boston third, Pittsburgh
ninth, Detroit tenth and
Columbus 15th.
And in the political televi-
sion commercial department,
Nielsen Monitor Plus reports
From June 3, when the pri-
maries ended, through Sept.
7, the McCain campaign ran
76,192 negative ads against
Obama while the Obama
campaign placed 75,246
negative commercials
against McCain.
That appears to be some-
thing both candidates know
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By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Tuesday night, Sept. 30, the
Venice Theatre proved that
super stars are not needed for
"Steel Magnolias," which, as a
film featured the likes of Dolly
Parton, Julia Roberts and
Olympia Dukakis, among other
superstars.
In the Venice Theatre's pro-
duction, the characters, direct-
ed by Allan Kollar, seem like
real people, not the cartoon-
like characters of that chick-
flick. I have nothing against the
superstars and I enjoyed that
film and their performances,
but, given the poignant story, I
enjoyed the Venice production
far more.
The story takes place in a
small-town beauty parlor in
Louisiana. Anyone who is any-
one goes there. The salon is
owned and operated by Truvy
(Judith Thompson), who gets
all the women's magazines in
order to keep up with the latest

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Comedy Magician and
Illusionist John Robert will pre-
sent his latest show, the Haunted
Halloween Magic Show, live at
the Lemon Bay Playhouse in
Englewood at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18
and again at 2 p.m. Oct. 19.
The show will feature some of
John's favorite routines, plus a
few brand new tricks chosen just
for this show.
"Besides sawing someone in
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The show is geared for those
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With plenty of laughter ...


lagnolias

styles. New to the shop is
Annelle (Gianna Campo), fresh
out of beauty school and with
or without a husband. Naive to
the nth degree and living in a
somewhat shady boarding
house at first, Annelle, like the
others, provides both comedy
and some sadness to the story-
line. The shop regulars are
Clairee (Brenda Gibbs), who is
the wealthy widow of the for-
mer mayor; M'lynn (Marsha
Joblin, who is a counselor,
Ouiser (Lynne Buhle), who is a
wealthy Southern lady who
wears "odd clothes" and works
in her garden; and M'lynn's
daughter Shelby, a diabetic
who risks her life to have a
child.
Buhle's comedic timing is
right on, as usual. Joblin, who
has hit the dramatic ground
running since her arrival in
Florida, was right on the
money with her heart-rending
performance of the mother
who loses her child and then


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'is better on Venice stage


worries about the future of her
lone grandchild.
Robert Harting's story is a
good one but Kollar's directing
of this fine cast, brought the
story to life better than all
those Hollywood stars did, in
this reporter's opinion. There
were a couple of minor line
flubs Tuesday and one
unplanned-for blackout, but
everyone covered and/or
recovered quickly so few in the
audience likely noticed any-
thing. O'Dea presented a
youthful exuberance to the role
of Shelby and Gibbs' drive from
Brandon was worth it for her
sight-on presentation of the
quintessential small-town
beauty salon operator.
Donna Buckhalter's set
depicted a small-town beauty
salon of the 1980s, just as
Jeannette Rybicki's costumes
helped with the character por-
trayal. Lighting was by Alise
Hart and sound design by
Dorian Boyd.


for adults and $10 for students,
are available online at
www.lemonbayplayhouse.com
and at the box office between
10 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays at
96West Dearborn St. Englewood.
For more information, call
941-475-6756.


PHOTO PROVIDED BY VENICE THEATRE/ISLAND PHOTOGRAPHY
Left to right: Judith Thompson, Gianna Campo, Monia Joblin and
Heather O'Dea.


"Steel Magnolias" continues
through Oct. 19. The theater is
at 140 W Tampa Ave., on the
island, in downtown Venice.
Tickets are $24 per person for
adults. Call the box office at
941-488-1115 orvisitvenicestage.com.
While ordering tickets for


this one, don't forget tickets
for "The Princess and the
Pea" which opened Thursday,
Oct. 2 in the Pinkerton
Theatre, where it a;so will
play through Oct. 19.
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Venice Theatre's Generations program off to royal start


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
The Generations production of
The Princess and the Pea,"
which opened last Thursday in
the Pinkerton Theatre at the
Venice Theatre is proof positive
of the depth of talent at the the-
atre and within the greater
Venice area.
In classic fairy tale fashion only
a true princess will do as the
bride of Prince Valiant. When she
is finally found, she will be tested
by the queen, forced to sleep on
a pile of mattresses beneath
which is one tiny pea. If she is a
true princess, she will not be
able to sleep because of the that
lump.
Many of the young actors in
"Princess" have studied in the
theater's youth classes and many


in the cast were on stage in
Venice for the second, third,
fourth or even the eighth time.
The breadth of experience
showed.
Beginning with Sydney Deal as
Donald, the Brookside Middle
School eight grader hammed
and mugged and brought smiles
to everyone in the audience with
her antics as the buffoon-like
page for Prince Valiant (Taylor
Whitehead). Whitehead's role
called for more subtle facial
expressions, and he delivered
perfectly in true Prince Valiant
style as he dealt with princess
after princess until the happily-
ever-after one finally appeared
on his doorstep. Among the
princesses who did not win his
heart were Diana, the ding-a-
ling (Reese Cameron Balliet)


who was silliness with a capital
S; Princess Beaulah of Burgundy
(PariesaYoung) who was too vain
for words; Princess Stella (Sydney
Starcher) who came on like a
tough Tarzana character; and most
outlandish of all, the ultimate
Valley Girl character, Princess
Barbiettes (Katie Dunn-Rankin),
who was like totally way cool.
Alas, none of these disarming
damsels proved to be the one
and only true love for the prince
who returned to his castle alone,
until, fate intervened and
Princess Olivia (Liliana Solum)
arrived with Hildegard (Erin
Weinbergerer), her maidservant.
Solum passed the test as a fine
actress and so did her character
who proved she was indeed a
true princess. Doubling the plea-
sure were Donald and Hildegard,


NASA celebrates golden anniversary


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
This fall, the Kennedy Space
Center will offer a series of
rock concerts featuring
music of the five decades
during which NASA has
existed.
The series begins Oct. 18 in
the center's Visitor Complex.
Scheduled for that first con-
cert are Survivor, an '80s
band. Best known for "Eye
of the Tiger," from the film,
"Rocky III," the band had a
raft of hits in those days,
earning several Grammys
for their work.
Oct. 25, The Guess Who, a
'60s group, will appear on the
Rocket Garden stage. The
band's "American Woman,"
topped U.S. charts in 1970.
According to a press release
from Andrea Farmer, that
song "knocked the Beatles
off the chart for three weeks."
The Nov. 1 concert will fea-
ture Rick Springfield whose
top hit was "Jessie's Girl-" in
1981. His most recent work is
his Venus in Overdrive
album, is first release in five
years, Farmer wrote.
The three concerts will be


will perform at the air show.
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passes and information, visit
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or call 321-449-4400.
Tickets also can be
purchased at the gate.


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made in heaven. It is a fairy tale
after all so all should live happily
ever after even the grumpy
old queen (Emily Mounce).
Mounce was a total delight
using her voice and posture to
portray a gnarly old person
despite her youthful beauty.
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as the old king in this delightful
show that should bring joy to
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were Kenzie Morgan Balliet as
Barbiette, Julia King as Bluebell
and Anna Sand-Lambert as
Rosebud,
Natali Mock directed, with cos-
tumes by Nicholas Hartman,
lighting by Chris McVicker and
sound by Dorian Boyd. Hannah
Betterton was the stage manager.
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Oct. 17 on West Dearborn Street
in Englewood. Lemon Bay
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Lemon Bay, with support from
the Englewood CRA, have joined
together for this celebration of
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An American Carol (PG-13) B+
A cynical, Anti-American "Hollywood" filmmak-
er sets out on a crusade to abolish the 4th of
July holiday He is visited by 3 ghosts who take
him on a hilarious journey in an attempt to
show him the true meaning of America.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:50 a.m., 12:55, 3:05,
5:20, 7:50, 10:10
Hollywood 20: 1, 3:15, 5:20, 8:05, 10:35,
12:40 a.m., Fri-Sat; 1, 3:15, 5:20, 8:05,
10:35 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:50 a.m., 2:35,
4:55, 7:15, 9:20 Fri-Sat; 11:50 a.m., 2:35,
4:55, 7:15 Sun
Town Center 16: 2:15, 5:05, 7:35, 10

Appaloosa (R) B
Set in the Old West territory of New Mexico,
'Appaloosa" revolves around a pair of hired
guns (Viggo Mortensen and Ed Harris) who
come to clean up a dangerous town run by a
ruthless, powerful rancher (Jeremy Irons) and
his band of outlaws. While boldly bringing new
order to the town, the two fearless lawmen meet
a provocative outsider (Renee Zellweger) whose
unconventional ways threaten to destroy their
decade-old bond. 1 hr. 54 mins.
Hollywood 20: 1:05, 4:05, 7:05,9:40,12:30 a.m.,
Fri-Sat; 1:05, 4:05, 7:05, 9:40 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:10 a.m., 1:50,
4:30, 7:30, 10:10 Fri-Sat; 11:10 a.m., 1:50,
4:30, 7:30 Sun
Town Center 16: 1:10, 3:50, 7:05, 9:50

Beverly Hills Chihuahua (PG) C+
A pampered Chihuahua named Chloe (Drew
Barrymore) finds herself accidentally lost in the
mean streets of Mexico without a day spa or
Rodeo Drive boutique anywhere in sight. Now
alone for the first time in her spoiled life, she
must rely on some unexpected new friends to
lend her a paw and help her to find her inner
strength on their incredible journey back home.
1 hr. 25 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:15 a.m., 12:30, 2:45,
5, 7:15, 9:45
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 11 a.m, 1,
3, 5, 7, 9
Hollywood 20: 11:55 a.m., 2:25, 4:50, 7:25,
9:45, 12:10 a.m., Fri-Sat; 11:55 a.m., 2:25,
4:50, 7:25, 9:45 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:45 a.m., 2, 4:15,
6:45, 9 Fri-Sat; 11:45 a.m., 2, 4:15, 6:45 Sun
Town Center 16: 2, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40

Blindness (R) C+
When a sudden plague of blindness devas-
tates a city, a small group of the afflicted band
together to triumphantly overcome the horrific
conditons of their imposed quarantne. 1 hr 58 mins.
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 1:05,
5:10, 9:45
Hollywood 20: 1:15, 4:40, 7:55, 10:50
Merchants Crossing 16: 11 a.m., 10:15
Fri-Sat; 11 a.m. Sun
Town Center 16: 9:45

Body of Lies (R) NEW
Based on Washington Post columnist David
Ignatius' 2007 novel about a CIA operative,
Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio), who uncovers
a lead on a major terrorist leader suspected to
be operating out of Jordan. When Ferris devises
a plan to infiltrate his network, he must first win
the backing of cunning CIA veteran Ed Hoffman


(Russell Crowe) and the collegial, but perhaps
suspect, head of Jordanian intelligence.
Although ostensibly his allies, Ferris questions
how far he can really trust these men without
putting his entire operation and his life on
the line. 2 hrs. 8 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10 a.m., 1:15, 4:30,
7:45, 10:45
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 10:35 a.m.,
1:35, 4:30, 7:10, 9:40
Hollywood 20: Noon, 12:30, 3:45, 4:15,
7:20, 7:50, 10:15, 10:45
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:15 a.m., 2:15,
5:05, 8:15
Town Center 16: 1, 4, 7:30, 10:25

Burn After Reading (R) B
A dark spy-comedy from Academy Award win-
ners Joel and Ethan Coen. An ousted CIA offi-
cial's (AcademyAward nominee John
Malkovich) memoir accidentally falls into the
hands of two unwise gym employees intent on
exploiting their find.
AMC Sarasota 12: 12:05, 5:05, 10:20
Merchants Crossing 16: 1:45, 4:35, 7:25

City of Ember (PG) NEW
For generations, the people of the City of
Ember have flourished in an amazing world of
glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful gen-
erator is failing... and the great lamps that illu-
minate the city are starting to flicker. Now, two
teenagers in a race against time, must search
Ember for clues that will unlock the ancient
mystery of the city's existence, and help the citi-
zens escape before the lights go out forever.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:10 a.m., 12:35, 2:55,
5:15, 7:55, 10:25
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 11:10 a.m.,
1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30, 9:30
Hollywood 20: 12:10, 2:35, 4:55, 7:30,
9:55, 12:20 a.m., Fri-Sat; 12:10, 2:35, 4:55,
7:30, 9:55 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:30 a.m., 2:40, 5,
7:45, 10:05 Fri-Sat; 11:30 a.m., 2:40, 5,
7:45 Sun
Town Center 16: 1:30, 4:20, 7:50, 10:10

The Duchess (PG-13) NEW
Long before the concept existed, the Duchess
of Devonshire, Georgiana Spencer (Keira
Knightley), was the original "It Girl:' Like her
direct descendant Princess Diana, she was rav-
ishing, glamorous and adored by an entire
country Determined to be a player in the wider
affairs of the world, she proved that she could
out-gamble, out-drink and outwit most of the
aristocratic men who surrounded her. But even
as her power and popularity grew, she was
haunted by the fact that the only man in
England she seemingly could not seduce was
her very own husband, the Duke (Ralph
Fiennes).And when she tried to find her own
way to be true to her heart and loyal to her duty,
the resulting controversies and convoluted
liaisons would leave all of London talking.
1 hr. 49 mins.
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 11:15 a.m.,
1:50, 5:15, 7:45, 10
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:35 a.m., 2:10,
5:15 8, 10:30 Fri-Sat; 11:35 a.m., 2:10, 5:15,
8 Sun
Town Center 16: 2:05, 4:55, 7:40, 10:15

Eagie Eve (PG-131 A-


Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan are


two strangers who become the pawns of a mys-
terious woman they have never met, but who
seems to know their every move. Realizing they
are being used to further her diabolical plot,
they must work together to outwit the woman
before she has them killed.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:30 a.m., 1:30, 4:15,
7:30, 10:15
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 11:30 a.m.,
1:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10
Hollywood 20: 12:20, 3:50, 7:15, 10,
12:45 a.m., Fri-Sat; 2:20, 3:50, 7:15, 10, Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:40 a.m., 2:20,
5:10, 7:50, 10:30 Fri-Sat; 11:40 a.m., 2:20,
5:10, 7:50 Sun
Town Center 16: 1:20, 4:05, 7:05, 10

The Express (PG) NEW
Born into poverty, Ernie Davis (Rob Brown)
overcomes many obstacles to get into Syracuse
University's football program. Under the guidance
of Coach Ben Schwartzwalder (Dennis Quaid),
Davis becomes one of the school's best players,
even surpassing Jim Brown's achievements. In
1961 Davis becomes the first black player to win
the Heisman Trophy but there is one more
obstacle in his life that he must overcome.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:05 a.m., 1, 4:10, 7, 10
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 10:45 a.m.,
1:40, 4:40, 7:15, 9:50
Hollywood 20: 12:50, 4:10, 7:40, 10:40
Merchants Crossing 16: 11 a.m., 1;55, 4:50,
8:05
Town Center 16: 1:15, 4:10, 7:20, 10:15

FireDroof (PG) A


A heroic fireman (Kirk Cameron) in a failing
marriage takes up his father's challenge to be
part of a 40-day experiment designed to teach
both husband and wife the real meaning of
commitment.
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: Noon, 2:30,
5, 7:30, 9:50
Hollywood 20: 1:10, 4:35, 7:25, 10:20
Town Center 16: 1:05, 3:55, 7, 9:55

Flash of Genius (PG-13) B
The Kearns were a typical 1960s Detroit fam-
ily trying to live their version of the American
Dream. Local university professor Bob (Greg
Kinnear) married teacher Phyllis (Lauren
Graham) and, by their mid-thirties, had six kids
who brought them a hectic but satisfying
Midwestern existence. When Bob invents a
device that would eventually be used by every
car in the world, the Kearns think they have
struck gold. But their aspirations are dashed
after the auto giants who embraced Bob's cre-
ation unceremoniously shunned the man who
invented it. 1 hr. 59 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 1:05, 4:05, 6:45, 9:40
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 10;55 a.m.,
4:45, 7:15, 9:35
Hollywood 20: 12:55, 4;30, 7:10, 10:05,
12:50 a.m., Fri-Sat; 12:55, 4:30, 7:10, 10:05 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:30 a.m., 2:25,
5:20, 8:20
Town Center 16: 1:35, 4:40, 7:45, 10:30

Ghost Town (PG-13) B+
Bertram Pincus (Ricky Gervais) is a man
whose people skills leave much to be desired.
When Pincus dies unexpectedly but is miracu-
lously revived after seven minutes, he wakes
up to discover that he now has the annoying
ability to see ghosts. Even worse, they all want


something from him. 1 hr. 43 mins.
Hollywood 20: 12:40, 3:05, 5:30, 8:05,
10:30, 12:55 a.m., Fri-Sat; 12:40, 3:05,
5:30, 8:05, 10:30 Sun
Town Center 16: 4:35, 7:15, 10:05

How to Lose Friends
& Alienate People (R) C+
The film tracks the outrageous escapades
of SidneyYoung (Simon Pegg), a smalltime,
bumbling, British celebrity journalist who is
hired by an upscale magazine in New York
City. In spectacular fashion Sidney enters high
society and burns bridges with bosses, peers
and superstars. 1 hr. 50 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:20 a.m.
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 1:50
Hollywood 20: 7:15, 9:45, 12:15 a.m.,
Fri-Sat; 7:15, 9:45 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:05 a.m., 1:40
Town Center 16: 1:25

Igor (PG) B
A hunchbacked lab assistant dreams of
becoming a scientist and winning the annual
science fair. 1 hr. 26 mins.
Hollywood 20: 12:45, 2:50, 5
Town Center 16: 2:10, 5, 7:25

Lakeview Terrace (PG-13) B
An uptight police officer (Samuel L. Jackson),
the self-appointed watchdog of his neighbor-
hood, strongly disapproves of the interracial
newlyweds (Patrick Wilson, Kerry Washington)
who just moved in next door. He becomes
increasingly hostile toward the innocent pair,
going to great lengths to force them out of their
home. Events take a tragic turn when the couple
decide to fight back. 1 hr. 50 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 2:25, 7:35
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 10:40 a.m.,
3:10, 7:35
Hollywood 20: 12:05, 2:45, 5:15, 8, 10:30
Merchants Crossing 16: 10:55 a.m., 1:30,
4:05, 6:40, 9:25 Fri-Sat; 10:55 a.m., 1:30,
4:05, 6:40 Sun
Town Center 16: 1:55, 4:45, 7:45, 10:30

Nick and Norah's
Infinite Playlist (PG-13) B


Nick (Michael Cera) frequents New York's
indie rock scene nursing a broken heart and a
vague ability to play the bass. Norah (Kat
Dennings) is questioning pretty much all of
her assumptions about the world. Though they
have nothing in common except for their taste
in music, their chance encounter leads to an
all-night quest to find a legendary band's
secret show and ends up becoming the first
date in a romance that could change both
their lives. 1 hr. 30 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 9:50 a.m., 12:15, 2:30,
4:45, 7:20, 9:55
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium:
11:20 a.m., 1:20, 3:20, 5:20, 7:20, 9:20
Hollywood 20: 12:10, 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:35,
midnight, Fri-Sat; 12:10, 2:30, 4:45, 7,
9:35 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:20 a.m., 1:35,
4:20, 7:55, 10:20 Fri-Sat; 11:20 a.m., 1:35,
4:20, 7:55 Sun
Town Center 16: 1:40, 4:15, 7:10, 9:35


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FILMS AT A GLANCE
Movie Rating Grade
An American Carol (PG-13) B+
Appaloosa (R) B
Beverly Hills Chihuahua (PG) C+
Blindness (R) C+
Body of Lies (R) NEW
Burn After Reading (R) B
City of Ember (PG) NEW
The Duchess (PG-13) NEW
Eagle Eye (PG-13) A-
The Express (PG) NEW
Fireproof (PG) A
Flash of Genius (PG-13) B
Ghost Town (PG-13) B+
How to Lose Friends (R) C+
Igor (PG) B
Lakeview Terrace (PG-13) B
Nick and Norah (PG-13) B
Nights in Rodanthe (PG-13) B
Quarantine (R) NEW

Nights in Rodanthe (PG-13) B
Adrienne Willis (Diane Lane), a woman with
her life in chaos, retreats to the tiny coastal
town of Rodanthe, in the Outer Banks of North
Carolina, to tend to a friend's inn for the week-
end. Here she hopes to find the tranquility she
so desperately needs to rethink the conflicts
surrounding her-a wayward husband who has
asked to come home, and a teenaged daughter
who resents her every decision. Almost as soon
as Adrienne gets to Rodanthe, a major storm is
forecast and Dr. Paul Flanner (Richard Gere)
arrives. Now, with the storm closing in, the two
turn to each other for comfort and, in one magi-
cal weekend, set in motion a life-changing
romance that will resonate throughout the rest
of their lives. 1 hr. 37 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 9:55 a.m, 12:45, 3:15,
5:30, 8, 10:30
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 11:25 a.m.,
1:25, 3:25, 5:25, 7:25, 9:25
Hollywood 20: 12:25, 3:05, 5:25, 7:45,
10:25, 12:55 a.m., Fri-Sat; 12:25, 3:05, 5:25,
7:45, 10:25 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:20 a.m., 1:35,
4:10, 7:05, 9:30 Fri-Sat; 11:20 a.m., 1:35,
4:10, 7:05 Sun
Town Center 16: 1:45, 4:25, 7:55, 10:20

Quarantine (R) NEW
Television reporter Angela Vidal
(Jennifer Carpenter) and her cameraman
(Steve Harris) are assigned to spend the night
shift with a Los Angeles Fire Station. After a rou-
tine 911 call takes them to a small apartment
building, they find police officers already on the
scene in response to blood curdling screams
coming from one of the apartment units.They
soon learn that a woman living in the building
has been infected by something unknown. After
a few of the residents are viciously attacked,
they try to escape with the news crew in tow,
only to find that the CDC has quarantined the
building. When the quarantine is finally lifted,
the only evidence of what took place is the
news crew's videotape. 1 hr. 29 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:45 a.m., 1:10, 3:30,
5:45, 8:15, 10:40
Hollywood 20: 12:40, 2:55, 5:10, 7:35,
9:50, 12:05 a.m., Fri-Sat; 12:40, 2:55, 5:10,
7:35, 9:50 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:55 a.m., 2:30,
4:45, 7, 9:15 Fri-Sat; 11:55 a.m., 2:30, 4:45,
7 Sun
Town Center 16: 1:50, 4:30, 8, 10:20


TOWN CENTER 16, Port CharloteTown Center, Port Charlotte. 941-623-0111. Grade: Ratings:
FRANK THEATERS GALLERIA 12, Galleria Plaza, Tamiami Trail, Venice. 941-408-0011. B: entod G Movie suitable for all ages.
MERCHANTS CROSSING, U.S. 41, N. Fort Myers. 239-995-1191. C: Average PG- Parental guidance suggested May not be suitable for small children.
BURNS COURT, 506 Burns Lane, Sarasota. 941-955-3456. D: Fair PG-13 Parents strongly cautioned -May not be suitable for children under 13. Movie times valid Friday
AMC SARASOTA 12,8201 S.Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. 866-423-0764. F: Poor R Restricted Contains mature themes. Children under 17 not admitted without an adult. through Sunday unless
HOLLYWOOD 20, 1993 Main St., Sarasota. 941-954-5768. S s es NC-17 No children under 17 admitted. otherwise indicated.






ENTERTAINMENT.
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A Murder, A Mystery and A Marriage' is a delightful romp


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
The cast of "A Murder, A
Mystery and A Marriage" even
wrapped the curtain speech
into its delightful foot stomping
show at Florida Studio Theatre's
Keating Theatre on Oct. 3.
It was one of those tickle-the-
funnybone, sing-a-long funfests
with a bonus some ad libs
resulting from the talented
cast's interaction with a very
involved audience.
The cast included Joyce Nolen
as Sally Gray; Trip Plymale as
John Gray; Jillian Louis as
daughter Mary Gray; Aaron
Young as Mary's love interest,
Hugh Gregory; BillyVitelli as
John Gray's evil brother David
Gray and Sheriff Thwacker;

CALENDAR EXTRAS

'To Kill a Mockingbird'
at CHS
Charlotte High School's
Theatre Department is kicking
off its season with "To Kill a
Mockingbird," adapted by
Christopher Sergel from Harper
Lee's acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-
winning novel of the same
name. This timeless tale of the
innocence of childhood and the
shock of growing up, which
closely follows the intent and
dialogue of the original novel,
will run from Oct. 16 to Oct. 18.
All three days will feature a per-
formance at 7:30 p.m., with the
matin6e at 2 p.m. Oct. 18.
Tickets are $5 dollars for stu-
dents and $10 dollars for adults,
and can be pre-ordered at 941-
555-SHOW or 941-575-5450, ext,
3404 or purchased at the door.
Directed by CherylWaal and
Whitney Swift, the cast features
thirty students. Many familiar
faces are taking center stage but
there are several new faces
among the cast as well. The sets
are being created by the newly
organized Theatre Tech class at
Charlotte High."
The Center for Performing
Arts in Education is located at
701 Carmalita St., Punta Gorda.


Andy Paterson as Clem and Rev.
Hurley and Nivk Santa maria as
The Stranger.
Based on the Mark Twain
story of the same name, this is
a classic melodrama with a
heroine, a bad guy, some well-
meaning folks and a really bad
guy. It is all so delightfully obvi-
ous and the music is just plain
delightful but when John Gray
and Santa Maria let loose with
their ad libs, it moves into from
Deerlick, Missouri into
Hitsville.
Plymale is hog farmer John
Gray to the last bit of straw. He
is at once a loving father and
one with more than a touch of
greed when he learns that his
daughter will be his brother's
soul heir, but only if she does



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Adventure'
The EARS Animal Rescue
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not marry her beloved Hugh
Gregory.
Santa Maria also plays his role
to the hilt as the opportunistic
stranger intent on wooing Mary
Gray while also doing what he
can to move the heiress plot
along.
Onstage music by bass player
Irving Goldberg, violinist/fid-
dler and mandolin player Jens
Kramer, pianist/music director
David Nelson and
guitarist/banjoist and man-
dolin player Alan Satkowski
added even more fun to an
already high-energy evening of
fun at FST.
Pamela Hunt directed the
merriment, which was
enhanced by Marcella
Beckwith's costumes, Nayna



Nancy Colby's magnificent
original painting of Pierre
in Paris.
Catered by The Perfect Caper
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Rendition. Silent auction,
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Ramey's sets, MartyVreeland's
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Aaron Posner wrote the book
and lyrics and James Sugg cre-
ated the music.
"A Murder, A Mystery and A


Marriage" continues through
Nov. 28 in the Keating Theatre
at FST, 1241 N. Palm Ave.,
Sarasota. Tickets are $32-$34
per person. Visit www.floridas-
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Celebration of Thanksgiving Luncheon
Presented by:YMCA Spiritual Emphasis Committee


To the YMCA's 8th Annual Holiday Season Gathering.
Please come and share the start of the Holiday Season with others
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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,
Saturday, open jam session. Bring your
own equipment.
2 p.m. 5 p.m. Saturday, Gary and Kerri.
* Spurs & Spokes
4135 S.W. Highway 17, Arcadia.
863-993-0974.
7 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Wednesday,
karaoke.
- Wagon Wheel Saloon
165 S. Polk Ave., Arcadia.
863-494-6803.
Friday, karaoke with Bob and Jerry.

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.
6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. Tuesday,
Karaoke byWAM Entertainment.
- Calico Jack's
1950 Beach Road., Englewood.
941-475-8671.
9:30 p.m. 1:30 a.m. Friday Saturday,
live music.
E-J's Fishbones Grill
1997 Kentucky Ave., Englewood.
941-697-0172.
7 p.m. 10 p.m. Saturday,
karaoke byWAM Entertainment.
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.
High Tide
3754 North Access Road, Englewood.
941-475-6688.
5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Tuesday,
c.u. Later Gator.
- Howard's Restaurant
1400 Aqua View Lane, Englewood.
941-473-0171.
4 p.m. 7 p.m. Sunday, Jack Mosley.


- Indian Mound Park
End of Winson Avenue, Englewood.
6:30 p.m. Monday, country and blue-
grass open jam.
- Junior's
2643 Placida Road, Grove City.
941-474-8730.
Thursday and Sunday, karaoke.
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, DJ.
7 p.m. Mondays, 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.
6 p.m.- 10 p.m. Friday, Gypsy.
4 p.m. 8 p.m. Sunday,
c.u. Later Gator.
6 :30 p.m. 10 p.m. Tuesday, Terry
Anthony Tribute to Frank Sinatra Dinner
Theater.

NORTH PORT
* Olde World Restaurant
11415 S.Tamiami Trail, North Port.
941-426-1155.
7 p.m.- 10 p.m.Thursday,
Open mic night.
8 p.m.- 12 a.m. Friday, karaoke.
7 p.m. Saturday, Monday, No limit Texas
Hold 'em Poker tournaments.
Registration at 6 p.m.
7 p.m. Tuesday, swing dancing. lessons
start at 7 p.m., dancing at 8 p.m.
SStuffA Belly Diner
14525 Tamiami Trail. North Port.
941-426-9885.
7 p.m 10 p.m. Wednesday and
Saturday, karaoke.


Open for Lunch
11:30 to 4:00
(Mon Sat)


PORT CHARLOTTE
*American Legion Post 110
3152 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte.
941-629-7746.
6:30 p.m.- 10:30 p.m. karoke with Billy G.
7 p.m. 10 p.m. Friday, Girl Talk.
7 p.m. 10 p.m. Saturday, Circles.
Sunday, Jam Session with Crossfire.
Tuesday, Bingo. Doors open at
3:30 p.m. Games begin at 6 p.m.
7 p.m.- 10 p.m. Wednesday, Alex.
Bikini's Sports Bar
1225 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-766-1161.
Noon 7 p.m. live entertainment.
* Boomers
2360 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-743-4140.


Open for Dinner
4:00 to 9:00
(Mon Sun)


Reservations Suooested


6 p.m. 10 p.m. Thursday, live classic
rock band in the Tiki Bar.
Thursday, Hip Hop DJ in Club,
karaoke in the Lounge.
6 p.m. 10 p.m. Friday, live rock band
in the Tiki Bar.
9 p.m. Friday, Dance DJ in Club,
karaoke in the Lounge.
6 p.m. 10 p.m. Saturday, live rock
band in the Tiki Bar.
9 p.m. Saturday, Dance DJ in the Club,
karaoke in the Lounge.
1 p.m.- 3 p.m., 4 p.m.- 7 p.m.
Sunday, live rock band in the Tiki Bar.
8 p.m. Monday, dart tournament.
9 p.m. Tuesday, karaoke.
- Chubby'z 2
4109 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
7 p.m. Monday, Texas Hold 'em Poker


tournaments with registration
at 6 p.m.
4 p.m. Saturdays, Texas Hold 'em
Poker tournaments with registration
at 3 p.m.
* Club Fluid
1225 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-457-7077.
10 p.m. 2 a.m. Wednesday,
everyone drinks free DJ Big E.
10 p.m. 2 a.m. Thursday, ladies night
with DJ's Donovan and Legend. No
cover. Free drinks until midnight. Hip
Hop and R & B.
10 p.m. 2 a.m. Saturday, DJ Big E.
No cover. Ladies drink free.
Hip Hop and R & B.

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* Coyote's
4300 Kings Highway, Schoolhouse
Square, Port Charlotte.
941-629-2114.
Thursday Mechanical Bull Riding and DJ Daron.
The firstThursday of every month is bike
night at 7 p.m. with Florida Motorsports.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
Saturday and Sunday, $1000 Texas Hold
'em Poker tournament qualifiers.
9 p.m. 2 a.m. Friday Saturday,
live country bands.
9 p.m. 2 a.m. Monday,
karaoke with DnD Karaoke.
9 p.m.- 2 a.m. Tuesday,
karaoke with DnD Karaoke.
10 p.m.Tuesday, karaoke contest.
9 p.m. 2 a.m. Wednesday, Open mic.
Deep Creek Elks
1133 Capricorn Blvd., Deep Creek.
941-764-6825.
5:30 p.m. Fday dinner followed by live music.
6 p.m.Tuesday, karaoke.
- 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.
- MC Rascal's Loony Bin
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, Storm Surge.
1 p.m. Tuesday, Texas Hold 'em Poker
tournament with registration at noon.
9 p.m. 2 a.m. Wednesday, ladies night
and karaoke with Philly Billy.



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- 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.


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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.
1 p.m. Sunday, NFL ticket.
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.


Wednesday Saturday
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Tuesday, October 14th
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HERON CREEK

5301 Heron Creek Blvd., North Port
Off Sumter Blvd.
Between U.S. 41 & 1-75 (Exit 182)
www.heron-creek.com/dining
Dinner Reservations Suggested (941) 240-5100


Our delicious Summer Menu
is served in the Heron's Roost
Grille Room Thursdays &
Fridays from 5 to 8pm.


Wednesday, Thursday &
Friday from 4 to 6pm in the
Heron's Roost Grille Room.

Appropriate attire is required in the
Dining Room. No jeans, please.


* Sports City
4660 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-627-6264.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m.Thursday,
Aimee Linn Band.
8 p.m. midnight Friday, Boca Band.
8 p.m. midnight Saturday,
Adrenaline Junkies.
5 p.m. 9 p.m. Sunday,
Sammy J & The Guys.
Monday, Monday Night Football.


7 p.m.- 11 p.m.Tuesday,
The Parrotheads.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m. Wednesday,
Bob Hanson &The Rockhouse Band.
- Treasure Lanes
1059 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-625-3930.
11:30 p.m. Friday, Cosmic Bowl.
8 p.m. Saturday, Cosmic Bowl.

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- Tuscany Room
23241 Bay Shore Drive,
Charlotte Harbor.
941-743-2800.
Wednesdays, Diamond Night.
- Visani featuring The Comedy Zone
23490 Spencer Court, off Kings
Highway, Port Charlotte.
941-629-9191.
8 p.m. Thursday Friday, live comedy
with Russ Nagel and Pedro.
7:30 p.m., 10 p.m. Saturday, live
comedy with Russ Nagel and Pedro.
6 p.m. 9 p.m. Tuesday, Al Holland.
8 p.m. Wednesday, live comedy with
Jim Holderand Ray Pennetti.
- 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.
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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.
7:30 p.m.Thursday karaoke with Danny.
9:30 p.m. Saturday, karaoke with Danny
7:30 p.m.Tuesday, karaoke with Danny
Free Poker every night.
SFishermen's Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade,
Punta Gorda.
941-639-8721.
5 p.m. 9 p.m. Friday, Jim Morris.
10 a.m. 6 p.m. Saturday,
Fine Arts & Crafts Show.
5 p.m. 9 p.m. Saturday, Destined.
Noon 5 p.m. Sunday, F
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6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Monday,
Open Mic Night. Presented by
Peace River Center for Writers.
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Harpoon Harry's Lounge
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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.
7 p.m. Tuesday, Jam session.
7 p.m. Wednesday, dinner
and dancing.
Tuesday Saturday, live music.

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Dinner Theater and authentic Italian-American restaurant.


Gulf View Grille
2095 N. Beach Rd.
(941)475-3500


Great ambience. Across From Englewood Beach. Full service bar,
Sunday brunch.
Lock & Key $
Restaurant & Pub I O $$
2045 N. Beach Rd.
(941) 474-1517
Across from Englewood Beach, patio dining, live music, full bar,
seafood, steaks, lunch & dinner. Open 7 days.
Bianca's Ristorante |Tjg4 $$ss
Italiano & Pizzeria
16251 N. Cleveland Ave.
(239) 995-3272
Authentic Italian food, casual dress, reservations not required,
offers daily special & discount coupons.
Disabled American Veterans
600 Colonia Lane
(941) 488-4500
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sushi, Chinese & American, all-you-can-eat!
Heron Creek Golf & CC l \
5201 Heron Creek Blvd. w $
(941) 240-2150
Casual & fine dining! Overlooking the golf course. Full bar.
Banquets and weddings.
Shark's Fish House
Restaurant IT s $$
14595 Tamiami Trail
(941) 429-2150
Home of the world famous fish & chips. Noted best seafood
restaurant in North Port in 2007.
Boomers
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 Tamiami Trail
(941) 766-9595


Charlotte County's only sushi bar. Serving over 60 kinds of sushi
weekly, over 35 kinds daily. Now serving sake & beer.
Vasani lfT h$$
23490 Spencer Court II
(941) 629-9191
Freshly prepared Italian meals Black Angus Steaks.
Live comedy every Thursday, Friday & Saturday.
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41) 575-7575


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121 E. Marion
(941) 505-9009
Charlotte County's choice for upscale dining with live Jazz in JR's
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403 Sullivan St.
(941) 639-9484
Gourmet chocolates, Norman Love Confections, pastries,
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455 US Hwy. 41 Bypass
(941) 412-0455
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Turoffs add

glimmer and

glitz to

'Golddiggers

of 1633'

By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
There's a reason the Golden
Apple is the country's oldest
continuously operating dinner
theater the Turoff family,
Robert, Roberta, Ben and Kyle.
For proof one need only check
out a performance of its current
offering, "Golddiggers of 1633,"
the zany musical variation of
Moliere's "School For Wives."
Family patriarch Robert Ennis
Turoff plays the part of Arnolph,
an elderly gentleman. Son Ben
Turoff portrays Chrysalde, a
worldly man about town, and
daughter Kyle Ennis Turoff
directs and Kyle's husband
Trez Cole is the company's
technical director.
The story is rather loosely a
love story about Arnolph's ward,
Agnes (Sarah Farnam) who has
been raised since she was 4 to be
his obedient and faithful wife.
She has been sheltered from the
world; her education has been
limited to learning the Bible and
acquiring such feminine skills as
embroidery. Guarding her have
been servants Georgette
(Samantha Barrett) and Alain
(Dewayne Barrett). Despite their
best efforts and an iron gate,
Agnes makes contact with and


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Ben and Robert Turoff as Chrysalde,a worldly man about town, and
Arnolphe, an elderly gentleman, in "Golddiggers of 1643" at the
Sarasota Golden Apple Dinner Theatre.


falls in love with Horace
(Michael Swickard).
Mysterious masked persons
Oronte (Jeff Sargent) and
Enrique (Berry Ayers) act as nar-
rators to drive the story along
from a charming marionette
vignette beginning to its stylish
and happy ending.
Throw in some period cos-
tumes and an attractive
Pariesienne "maison" and street
scene and the end result is an
entertaining evening of theatre
with a tasty dinner as a bonus.
Sunday evening, the Turoff
men were right on, which is
nothing short of their norm.
They both delivered each
with his own glint in the eye. The
Barretts also delivered. Both
were in fine voice and their
dancing added still more. As the
show progressed, Swickard's
voice gained strength and he
warmed to his role as the story's
hero. Farnam looked the part of
the sweet young thing, but sadly,


her voice lacked strength and
she never seemed to really get
into her part Sunday, reading
some her lines and too often
lacking animation.
John Visser's music added
additional fun as did
Dewayne Barrett's choreogra-
phy. The period costumes
were by Dee Richards and the
set and lighting by Michael
Newton-Brown. While every-
one's last name is not Turoff,
the Golden Apple truly is a
family of players and techni-
cians and this show is a great
example of what that means
for the audience a fine
night out.
Tickets are $35-$45 per per-
son, including lunch or dinner.
For show times and reservations,
call the box office at 941-366-
5454 or toll-free at 800-652-0920.
For information on the 2008-
2009 season, visit www.thegolde-
napple.com. The theater is at 25
N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota.


'Charles Lindbergh' at

Lemon Bay Playhouse


PROVIDED BY
LEMON BAY PLAYHOUSE
Steve Carroll will
bring the character
of Charles Lindbergh
to life on the Lemon
Bay Playhouse stage,
returning by popular
demand.
His performance
is scheduled for
7:30 p.m. Friday, the
evening before the
Fly-In at Buchan
Airport.
"The Lone Eagle"
was just one of


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many nicknames given to
Charles Lindbergh by the
press after he became the
first pilot to fly nonstop from
New York to Paris in May of
1927. Steve Carroll, who
wrote and performs Charles
Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle,
feels it was an apt
description of the man.
"Almost everything
Lindbergh did, he did alone,"
Carroll said. "Whether it was
flying the Atlantic, heading
his son's kidnapping investi-
gation, or making a stand
against World War II, he
always seemed to be taking
on the world all by himself."
Reeve Lindbergh, presi-
dent of the Lindbergh
Foundation, wrote Carroll to
express her thanks after a
command performance of


his play at the 75th
anniversary of her
father's famous
Paris flight.
"I was indeed
impressed by your
performance, which
I found moving and
very thoughtful, with
a fresh perspective
on my father that
contained much
truth," Lindbergh
wrote. "You did get
something of my
father that was very


real, and it meant a
lot to me ... It makes people
think. Thank you!"
Carroll has toured his show
around the country, from
New York and New Jersey to
Wisconsin, Missouri and
Florida. According to one
local reviewer, "The audi-
ence was mesmerized ...
Carroll makes Lindbergh
accessible at all levels, first
as playwright of 'Charles
Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle'
and second as the one and
only actor on stage."
Tickets for The Lone Eagle,
at $15 for adults and
$10 for students, are
available online at
www.lemonbayplayhouse.com
and at the box office at
96 West Dearborn St.,
Englewood, phone
941-475-6756.


FROM PAGE 17
- 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, live music.
Scotty's Last Chance
25354 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda.
941-639-1005.
Pool tournament Tuesdays; karaoke
Thursday, Saturday night.
- Slip-Not Lounge
1601 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda.
941-639-7677.


7 p.m.- 11 p.m. Thursday,
Two Can Jam.
7 p.m.- 10 p.m. Thursday,
karaoke by M & M inside.
8 p.m. midnight Friday, Riverside.
8 p.m.- midnight Saturday,
Sammy J &The Guys.
6 p.m.- 10 p.m. Tuesday, E Z Street.
6 p.m.- 10 p.m. Wednesday,
Sudden Impact.
-Tower Lagoon
Highway 17, Punta Gorda.
941-639-8222.
7 p.m. Friday, Karaoke
with Country Jim.
2:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Saturday,
live music with Signal 20.
3 p.m. Sunday, Karaoke with M&M.
7 p.m. Wednesday, Karaoke.


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.
* Honoluana Island Grill
222 Airport Ave., Venice.
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.






ROAD TRIP
Let's Go! Page 20


October 9 10, 2008


No airfare needed to visit The Resort at Singer Island


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
As plane tickets rise in price
while airline amenities vanish
and the economy slumps,
overnight road trips are gaining
appeal.
In Florida, where there are
desirable destinations all over
the state, residents are literally
in the driver's seat.
One of the newest options,
the Resort at Singer Island, is a
perfect getaway place. I was
there two weeks ago on a writ-
ers' familiarization trip and
thrilled to find many similari-
ties to resorts on the island of
Bali, which, last time I was
there, turned out to be 45
hours from Venice. Going
across SR 80 took me about
four hours from home. Doing
away with even an economy
class airline ticket to
Denpassar, Bali, I could have
paid for at least a week at the
resort.
While I was there, the resort
sponsored its first 5K race, the
Bridgebuster Challenge, which
took runners over the nearby
Blue Heron Causeway Bridge.
Views from the bridge are
extraordinary. So are views
from the suites at the resort.
Note the word "suite." This is
a condo hotel. Every accom-
modation is a suite. I had a
kitchen with full-size appli-
ances and granite counters, a
living area, bedroom and bath
with separate tub and shower
and an outdoor balcony where
I could sit and enjoy the sun-
rise over the Atlantic and later
the sunset over the Causeway
across the street. I did manage
to enjoy the race-day sunrise
but never a sunset because our
schedule was packed.
After the early morning race,
I talked with contestants,
including 67-year-old Harry
Hoffman of Stuart, who started
running at the age of 55 and
has competed in marathons in
every state and in Washington,
D.C. His T-shirt said so.
Hoffman won his division 64


SUN PHOTOS BY KIM COOL
The Resort at Singer Island pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean has
cabanas for rent and easy beach access.


and older. There were 247
entrants and as far as I know,
everyone completed the race,
which began and ended from
the resort.
By 9:30 a.m. I was at Solu, the
resort's main dining room, for
breakfast. I had eaten dinner
there the preceding evening,
enjoying a Kobe beef salad with
watercress and a dressing that
reminded me of Bali, followed
by a lime-flavored roast duck
that was delicious. At breakfast
I joined the writers on Solu's
outdoor terrace where we
could watch the waves roll in. A
sign at the beach said the water
temperature was 87 degrees. So
was the air, but there was a
pleasant breeze and all the
tables were shaded by market
umbrellas.
After breakfast, I headed to
the resort's lagoon pool to fin-
ish a book and work off break-
fast. Again shades of Bali,
where most of the major
resorts have river and lagoon-
shaped pools. This lagoon pool
also had a waterfall feature and
a slide worthy of the big spiral-
ing slide at SunSplash Water
Park in Cape Coral.
Glancing at my watch, I
noticed it was 11:30 a.m. Time
to head for SiSpa, which, in
addition to an incredible


assortment of treatments and
facilities like rain showers and
a steam room, offers a world
tour's list of decorations
including to heated marble
"Cleopatra" chairs valued at
$17,000 each. A cascading wall
of water welcomes guests at
the spa's entrance. Within the
spa, watery blue silk draperies,
marble floors and walls, water-
themed photos and brown
accents sooth the soul almost
as much as the hands of the
able technicians who work
there. I enjoyed a Caribbean
Wake-Up Call treatment that
began with a body exfoliation
with fresh citrus fruits and
crushed olive stones. After a
shower to wash away the fruit
and veggie residue, I enjoyed
a massage with stretching of
arms and legs and even fin-
gers. The experience ended
with a scalp massage and icy
towel wrap on my legs.
Fortunately, the technician
warned me about the cold
wraps, which were the walk-
up call. The cold is somewhat
shocking after all the warmth
of the other treatments. She
led me to a relaxation room
for cool water freshened with
lime and watermelon juice.
That room had chairs and two
lounges and low lights. I


The lagoon pool at the Resort at Singer Island is popular with families.


might have stayed for hours
but I had just two days at
the resort and so much
more to see.
With our guides, we writers
headed north to the Jupiter
Island lighthouse. On a site
that one might compare to
Historic Spanish Point in
Osprey because of its archeo-
logical importance, that will
be a separate story. Also in
that area is the McArthur Park
for kayaking and a Crab
House restaurant, which is a
good spot for casual dining.
For dinner, we were driven
to a shopping mall near the
resort for dinner at the Strip
House. Some of our group
questioned going to a beef
place in Florida, but Florida is
the second-largest beef pro-
ducer in the country, so this
turned out to be a good choice.
We had strip steaks and slices
of chateau briand, perfectly
cooked and, for dessert, the
tallest and largest slices of
chocolate layer cake and
cheesecake on the planet. Each
slice could serve four to eight
diners. Even a hard-core
chocoholic would have been
hard-pressed to finish a slice of
chocolate cake without help.
By the time we got back to
the resort, I was anxious to fall
into my bed and finish my


book. Instead, I was asleep by
10:30 p.m. That turned out to
be a good thing because I had
to be at breakfast by 8:15 a.m.
and ready for a tour of down-
town Palm Beach at 10 a.m.
That too is a whole other story
and was followed at 2 p.m. by
lunch at the resort prior to my
return to the real world via SR-
80 to the west coast. My choice
for lunch was that beef salad
again. The lunch version does
not feature kobe beef but is just
as tasty. I must figure out how
to make that dressing. I know it
contains sesame oil and garlic
The salad also contains
chopped peanuts (the Balinese
and/or Thai influence) plus
cucumbers cut into toothpick-
size pieces.
Even adding in the admis-
sion price to a park or the
Jupiter light, a person could
enjoy a getaway to the Singer
Island Resort for little more
than the price of a plane ticket
to one of those rust belt cities
so many of us left to move to
Florida.
It is part of the Starwood
Collection as is the Sheraton
Nusa Dua in Bali, one of my
favorite resorts there 45
hours away from here. To learn
more, visit www.starwood-
hotels.com or www.luxury-
collection.com/singerisland.




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