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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 17, 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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Bibliographic ID: UF00028295
Volume ID: VID00639
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: ltuf - ANK8420
oclc - 47264140
alephbibnum - 002730652
issn - 1536-1063
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BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR


Thaxton


Will Orioles pinch


hit for Red Sox?


BY STEVEN J. SMITH
STAFF WRITER


A new suitor may have
entered the Boston Red Sox
spring training site discussions
Wednesday the Baltimore
Orioles.
"I did get a call from the
Orioles this afternoon," said
Deputy Sarasota County Admin-
istrator David Bullock, one of the
negotiators. "I have not connect-
ed with the representative yet."
Nori Wieder of the Orioles'
media relations division de-
clined to discuss the call, which
came on the heels of a heated
debate Tuesday in which the
Sarasota County Commission
split over how the estimated $70
million spring training site
might be funded.
Ultimately, the negotiating
parameters of building a stadi-
um in Sarasota for the Red Sox
underwent two major changes:
The project was opened to
entice other major league teams.
An additional penny could
go into the county bed tax.
A 3-2 vote Tuesday, with com-
missioners Nora Patterson and
Jon Thaxton dissenting, opened
the door to a public hearing Oct.
29 concerning the implementa-
tion of that extra penny, half of
which could be used for stadium
funding.
Patterson, a potential swing
vote in the stadium matter,
made it clear she would support
neither the extra bed-tax penny
nor $9 million in additional
funds proposed to come from
sales tax revenues.
"You're laying out more
money than any community has
laid out for any spring training
team in the state of Florida,"
Patterson told Commissioner
Joe Barbetta, a project propo-


nent. "And I just won't be there
for surtax as high as $9 million.
That's money that was planned
for (bettering sports facilities for
kids)."
'Beaches win'
Barbetta painted a bleak eco-
nomic picture if his colleagues
failed to support the spring
training project.
"There's nothing on the hori-
zon that can generate sales-tax
revenue," Barbetta said. "And if
we don't create a catalyst to
increase our receipts, we're in for
serious problems over the next
few years."
Barbetta said the stadium
would give "18 months' worth of
construction jobs to the com-
munity," along with peripheral
jobs associated with the running
of a ballpark. He said a spring
training site would encourage
redevelopment in its neighbor-
hood, resulting in more property
tax dollars for the county.
Patterson didn't buy it.
"That (site) happens to be a
very desirable location for rede-
velopment eventually anyway,"
she said, adding that tourist
development money should be
used for tourism, not baseball.
"The biggest tourist attraction
in this community is the beach-
es," she said. "I'm sorry. Beaches
win over Red Sox."
Thaxton was equally opposed
to the project.
"I'm sorry," Thaxton said, "but
until we can solve the other
financial challenges that this
community is facing, I will not
likely go along with a second
half-penny."
Commissioners Paul Mercier
and Shannon Staub supported
the bed tax public hearing for

Please see SOX, 6A


Interim City Manager Nancy
Woodley quietly implemented a
new policy Oct. 9 limiting media
access to city staff.
All media requests hence-
forth are required to go through
Pam Johnson, the city's public
information officer.
Some call it a "best practice."
Others call it unnecessary.
The policy was announced to
staff by Woodley and was not put
into writing, according to John-
son.
Interviews with city staff are


to be in the presence of the pub-
lic information officer.
The move comes a week after
Woodley was named in a lawsuit
for allegedly holding a staff
meeting in her home to short-
list candidates seeking to be-


come the city's airport consul-
tant. The meeting, the city later
agreed, should have been held
in a public setting after notice.
Both the search for a city manag-
er and search for an airport con-
sultant are now being redone in
a public meeting.
The new media policy is
designed to protect staff from
time-consuming media re-
quests so staff can get their work
done, Johnson said.
Discontinued
Also gone are the weekly

Please see CITY, 7A


Seaboard plan to get update


BY JON BRANTHOOVER
STAFF WRITER

The Venice Economic Devel-
opment Task Force decided
Wednesday to move forward
with a market study of the
Seaboard Area Conceptual Plan.
The study will assess poten-
tial land uses, acreage expansion
and public opinion regarding
the revitalization of the industri-
al district in the area between
U.S. 41 Bypass and the Intra-
coastal Waterway.
Michael English, vice presi-
dent of planning firm Wil-
sonMiller, said the previous
study is no longer relevant to
today's economic climate.
"The plan needs to be fresh-
ened, and we have to identify
what the market wants to do," he
said. "We need to take a more
detailed view of the marketplace
before we can suggest solu-
tions."
Community members have
complained the conceptual plan
would run small businesses out
of the area because mixed-use


SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@vencegondolier.com
The city of Venice wants to redevelop the industrial area between the
Bypass and the Intracoastal Waterway.


zoning would allow more con-
dominium development. But
with greatly diminished condo
demand, the plan may tilt more
toward business development.
"The world has changed pret-
ty dramatically since we've done
the last study," task force mem-
ber Raymond Modjeski said,


"but we will interact with mer-
chants, property owners and
tenants to resolve land-use
issues."
Healthy hub
Economic growth along the
waterway will be vital to Venice's
Please see UPDATE, 7A


City, union reach

tentative agreement


LABOR DEAL
Key provisions of the proposed AFSCME contract:
* one-year term
(last agreement was three years)
* 3-percent across-the-board raise
* 3.5-percent annual step increase
(same as previous contract)
* 3.5-percent increase for those who receive promotions
(down from 7 percent in previous contract)
* $1,300 bonus for those topped out on salary schedule
(up $100 from previous contract)


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR


The city of Venice and one of
its employee unions tentatively
agreed on Oct. 15 to a one-year
contract.
The agreement calls for a 3-
percent across-the-board raise.
In addition, employees will
receive 3.5 percent annual step
increases on the salary schedule,
bringing the typical annual raise
to 6.5 percent for 120 members


of the local American Federation
of State, County and Municipal
Employees. The city has 295 full-
time-equivalent employees.
The tentative contract meets
the city's goal of "keeping
employees whole" by surpassing
the 5.4-percent national infla-
tion rate.
The city upped its offer last
month from a 2.5-percent
across-the-board raise with

Please see UNION 6A


Good morning,
Gondolier Sun
subscriber,
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Don Hay, second right, and Rory Dubin, right, and friends enjoy the Sertoma Wine Fest at Venice Wine and
Coffee Thursday evening. The event benefits Sertoma Speech Clinic. The event kicks off Sun Fiesta, which
is hosted by Women's Sertoma and runs all weekend with festivities starting today with a beer tent, arts,
crafts and food at Centennial Park in downtown Venice. The Fat Tones will play from 5 9:30 p.m. On
Saturday, the Bed Races begin at 9 a.m., followed by a parade at 10 a.m., Miss Sun Fiesta at 11:30 a.m., and
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STAFF REPORT


Sarasota County resi-
dents may vote early for
the Nov. 4 General Election
beginning Monday, Oct.
20, until Sunday, Nov. 2.
Eligible voters may vote
early in one of four loca-
tions in Sarasota County:
Robert L. Anderson
Administration Building,
4000 South Tamiami Trail,
Venice
Sarasota CountyTerrace
Building, 2001 Adams Lane,


Sarasota
Biscayne Plaza, 13640
Tamiami Trail, North Port
North County Library,
2801 Newton Blvd, Sarasota
Fruitville Library, 100
Coburn Road, Sarasota
Gulf Gate Library, 7112
Curtiss Ave., Sarasota
North Port City Hall,
4970 City Hall Blvd., North
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'Nonconformers' get permit reprieve


A set of new rules
designed to ease remod-
eling in Venice's historic
and theme districts is one
step closer to passage.
BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR

New rules designed make it
easier and less expensive to
remodel homes and businesses
in downtown Venice passed
Venice City Council Oct. 14 on
first reading. Final reading is
scheduled for Oct. 28.
The rules eliminate the need
for variances for modest changes


to existing buildings that are
considered "nonconforming" -
that is, not constructed in
the required Northern Italian
Renaissance style.
It only applies to Venice's
Historic and Venetian Theme
districts, largely west of U.S. 41
Business and south of West
Venice Avenue.
"The current ordinance
requires the entire facade of a
building to be brought into
compliance with the ARB design
regulation if a building permit is
required for minor exterior
improvements," Building and
Code Enforcement Director
Hans Behrens said.
It creates a financial hard-


ship for people who wanted to
make minor improvements,
Behrens said. Residents would
show up at meetings of the
Architectural Review Board
with their attorneys and design-
ers simply to change out a win-
dow, he said.
In an effort to reduce the
number of variances sought, the
Architectural Review Board
streamlined its list of criteria
required for granting variances.
Under new rules, applicants
are no longer required to seek a
variance from ARB to replace
doors and windows of a non-
conforming home, as long as
there isn't a change in the open-
ing size. Staff can approve the


permit.
Revising the guidelines to
reflect acceptance of newer
building materials and allowing
city staff to handle some of the
more routine requests, ARB
members hope, should lead to
fewer requests for variances.
Trigger
A key change is the trigger
that requires full compliance.
"Changes to these buildings
will not have to comply with the
ARB regulations unless the cost
of the exterior improvements
exceeds 50 percent of the value
of the existing structure as deter-
mined by the Sarasota County
Property Appraiser," Behrens


said.
That's a big change from the
current building trigger deter-
mined by market value of the
existing structure.
Metal roofs are now permit-
ted by variance in these districts
if they are "substantially similar
in appearance to tile roofs."
Because wood fences were
specifically prohibited in the
Historic district, some residents
put in vinyl fences. Both are now
expressly prohibited in the
Historic district. However, new
wood and vinyl fences are per-
mitted in the Theme district by
variance only.

ggiles@venicegondolier.com


School district details its post-Princeton Review plan for monitoring progress


BY AUDREY
BLACKWELL
STAFF WRITER

As soon the Sarasota
County School Board voted
to cancel its contract with
the company that had
been monitoring student
progress, another plan was
in the works.
Dr. Natalie Rocha, exec-
utive director of research,
assessment and evaluation,
said the district is now
using state resources to
monitor students' progress,
at no cost. The state's pro-
gram is called FOCUS.
The board ended its con-
tract with The Princeton
Review after the company
had allowed students'
identifying information to
be posted on the Internet.
The information included
names, birthdays, ethnic-
ities, any learning disabil-
ities, standardized test
scores, Social Security
numbers (when the stu-
dent identification number
was the student's SSN) and
whether English was a stu-
dent's second language.
A $5 million class-
action lawsuit has been
filed against the company
on behalf of the Sarasota
students and 74,000 stu-
dents in Fairfax, Va., whose
information also appeared
on the Internet.
FOCUS
FOCUS is limited in
what it offers, Rocha said.


It offers only two tests for
grades three-10 in math
and reading. Princeton
Review offered three tests
and its system was more
comprehensive.
"We have a short time-
line and we are obligated
to monitor students'
progress," Rocha said.
She said FOCUS offers
tests similar to any typi-
cal benchmark tests and


teachers can go online
for the results and help
the students in their
areas of weakness.
"The benefits of the state
system are that we can use
it at no cost," Rocha said. "It
is provided by the state, so
is already aligned to state
standards, and it provides
information to the teachers
about who needs help in
math and reading."


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The FOCUS program is
explained on the state's Web
site. An enhancement to the
program allows teachers
and students to have incor-
rect-answer feedback for
every practice question.
Enhancements to the
Teacher's Desk allow teach-
ers to view which questions
their individual students
missed, to review the con-
tent of each question and to


see what percentage of their
class answered each ques-
tion correctly or incorrectly.
Options
Rocha said the district
had already been looking
into other options for stu-
dent progress monitor-
ing, even before the prob-
lem arose with Princeton
Review.
It will be next year before


a decision on hiring a new
vendor is made.
"We don't have the
time to look at all the
other options right now,
and we do not have the
internal capacity to con-
duct progress monitor-
ing," Rocha said. "We
have had plans to look at
the whole program, but
for now we'll use the
interim program."


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LEGAL NOTICES


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-CA015406-SC


TO: ALL Persons or entities having LARRY D. FRIELDS,
or claiming to have any right, title, Plaintiff,
or interest in the following proper-
ty:


$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 County,
Florida, being Case No. 2008-CA-
16050-NC, for the purpose of
obtaining a final order of forfeiture
as to the above described proper-
ty upon producing due proof that
same was used in violation of Flori-
da laws dealing with contraband,
pursuant 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. Hoff-
man, Esquire, Post Office Box
4115, Sarasota, Florida
34230-4115. Failure to file your
defenses will result in a default
being entered against you.
WITNESSED by hand and the Seal
of the Court on this 18th day of
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 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, 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


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, widow-
ers, heirs, devisees, creditors,
grantees, and all parties having or
claiming by, through, under, or
against them, and any and all per-
sons claiming any right, title, inter-
est, claim, lien, estate or demand
against the Defendants in regards
to the following-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 County, P.O. Box
3079, Sarasota, FL 34230, on
or before November 5, 2008, or
otherwise 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 consecu-
tive weeks in a newspaper of gen-
eral circulation published in Sara-
sota County, Florida.

DATED this 24th day of Septem-
ber, 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



19 NOTICE OF
AUCTION

NOTICE OF
PUBLIC AUCTION
Pursuant to F. S. 713.585 (6),
Elsie Title Services, LLC w/ power
of attorney will sell the listed autos
to highest bidder subject to any
liens; Net proceeds deposited with
clerk of court per 713.585;
owner/lienholders right to a hear-
ing per F. S. 713.585 (6); to post
bond per F. S. 559.917; owner
may redeem vehicle for cash sum
of lien; all auctions held w/reserve;
inspect 1 wk prior @ lienor facility;
cash or cashier's check; 25%
buyer prem; anyone interested ph
(941) 486-0800.
sale date 11/03/2008 @ 9:00
am @ 3992 Tamiami Trail S,
Unit H, Venice 34293-5078.
storage @ $26.75 per day inc
tax;

OWM M2 lien amt $5,327.90
2002 Toyt Tundra Pk, Gry,
5TBRT34142S312320
lienor;Open Water Marine, LLC,
171 S Jackson Rd, Venice,, FL
34292-4101 Reg #: MV
Applied,
(941) 237-1966
PUBLISH: 10/17/2008



20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

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 County
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 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
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
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 WITHIN
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 PUBLI-
CATIMON OF THIS NOMTIC IS0


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS


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
PUBUSH: 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


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


File No. 2008-CP-015633-NC
Division: Probate

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of


16 NOTICE OF ACTION

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

NOTICE OF
FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS


ii OCTOBER 10FInO 2008. NOTICE TO CREDITORS
OCTOBER 10, 2008. The administration of the estate of
Personal Representative: HARRY J. TRUTTA, deceased,
Celia C. Williams whose date of death was Novem-
c/o 240 Nokomis Avenue S ber 14, 2007, and whose social
Suite 200 security number is XXX-XX-
Venice, FL 34285 5164, is pending in the Circuit
Court for SARASOTA County,
Attorneys for Personal Florida, Probate Division, the
Representative address of which is 2000 Main
C. Kelley Corbridge, Esq. Street, P.O. Box 3079, Saraso-
Bechtold & Corbridge, P.A. ta, Florida 34230-3079. The
240 Nokomis Ave South names and addresses of the Per-
Suite 200 sonal Representative and the Per-
Venice, FL 34285 sonal Representative's attorney are
Telephone: (941)-488-7751 set forth below.
Florida Bar No. 0325066 All creditors of the decedent and
PUBLISH: OCTOBER 10, 17, other persons having claims or
2008demands against decedent's
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR estate on whom a copy of this
SARASOTA COUNTY notice is required to be served
PROBATE DIVISION must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
IN RE: ESTATE OF, MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
GEORGE E. CLOCK, THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
Deceased. THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
File No. 2008-CP-012686 OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
Division: Probate ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
NOTICE TO CREDITORS and persons having claims or
The administration of the estate of demands against the decedent's
GEORGE E. CLOCK, deceased, estate must file their claims with
whose date of death was May 22, this court WITHIN THREE
2008, is pending in the Circuit MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
Court for SARASOTA County, THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
Florida, Probate Division, the THIS NOTICE.
address of which is P.O. Box ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
3079, Sarasota, Florida THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
34230-3079. The names and IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE
addresses of the personal repre- FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL
sentative and the personal repre- BE FOREVER BARRED.
sentative's attorney are set forth NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
below. PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE,
All creditors of the decedent and ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
other persons having claims or YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
demands against decedent's DECENDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
estate on whom a copy of this IS BARRED.
notice is required to be served The date of the first publication
must file their claims with this of this Notice is October 10,
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 2008.
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF Personal Representative:
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS FLORENCE SCHMIDT
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE 10430 Kettering Oval
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE Strongsville, OH 44136
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent KANETSKY, MOORE &
and other persons having claims or DeBOER, P.A., Attorneys at Law
demands against decedent's Attorneys for Personal
estate must file their claims with Representative
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS 227 S. Nokomis Ave.
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST P. Box 1767
PUBLICATION OF A COPY OF Venice, FL 34284-1767
THIS NOTICE. Telephone: (941) 485-1571
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN ERIK R. LIEBERMAN, ESQ.
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH Florida Bar No. 393053
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE PUBLISH: October 10, 17,
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL 2008
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) SARASOTA COUNTY
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE PROBATE DIVISION
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED. IN RE: ESTATE OF,
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICA- RICHARD J. MILLER,
TION OF THIS NOTICE IS OCTO- Deceased.
BER 10, 2008.


30 NOTICE OF SALE

IN THE COUNTY COURT of
THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION

File No 2007-CC-007152-SC

SARASOTA SANDS OWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC.,
Plaintiff,


vs.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of DOUGLAS E. ROSS and KAREN
LADOYT K. TEUBNER, HALL ROSS,
deceased, whose date of death Defendans.
was June 11, 2008, File Num-
ber 2008-CP-012833-NC, is NOTICE OF ACTION
pending in the Circuit Court for TO: Douglas E. Ross and Karen
Sarasota County, Florida, Probate Hall Ross and if any of the above
Division, the address of which is named natural persons be mar



PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER THE
ADOPTION OF
CITY OF VENICE ORDINANCE NO. 2008-21

NOTICE is hereby given that the City Council of
the City of Venice, Florida will hold a public
hearing beginning at 2:30 p.m. or shortly there-
after, on October 28, 2008, in Council Cham-
bers, City Hall, 401 West Venice Avenue, Venice,
Florida, to consider and act upon the adoption
of the following proposed City Ordinance:

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDI-
NANCES, CHAPTER 86, LAND DEVELOPMENT
CODE, ARTICLE II, ADMINISTRATION AND
REVIEW AUTHORITIES, SECTION 86-25, ARCHI-
TECTURAL REVIEW BOARD; PROVIDING FOR A
SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.

Purpose of Ordinance: Amending the ARB regu-
lations to make minor improvements to noncon-
forming buildings requiring a building permit
less onerous on homeowners.

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

This public hearing may be continued from time
to time.

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

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

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

/s/
Lori Stelzer, MMC, City Clerk

PUBLISH: October 17, 2008


30 NOTICE OF SALE


30 NOTICE OF SALE


ried, their unknown spouses, and if
any of the above named natural OCTOBER 24, 2008
persons be dead, their unknown
heirs, devisees, grantees, succes-
sors or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against them,
and any and all other persons 38 OTHER NOTICES
claiming any right, title, interest,
lien, estate or demand in or to be
the following described real prop- PUBLIC NOTICE
erty and to reform a a certain
deed, situate, lying and being in The District Board of Trustees
Sarasota County, Florida, to-wit: of Manatee Community College
announces a public meeting on
Undivided 1/50th interest in Wednesday, October 22 2008
and to Condominium Unit to be held at Manatee Commu-


20 NOTICE TO 20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS CREDITORS

RICHARD J. MILLER, deceased, P.O. Box 3079, SARASOTA, FL
whose date of death was April 24, 34230-3079. The names and
2008, is pending in the Circuit addresses of the personal repre-
Court for SARASOTA County, sentatives and the personal repre-
Florida, Probate Division, the sentatives' attorney are set forth
address of which is P.O. Box below.
3079, Sarasota, Florida All creditors of the decedent and
34230-3079. The names and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's
addresses of the personal repre- estate, on whom a copy of this
sentative and the personal repre- notice is required to be served
sentative's attorney are set forth must file their claims with this
below, court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
All creditors of the decedent and MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
other persons having claims or THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
demands against decedent's THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
estate on whom a copy of this AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
notice is required to be served OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
must file their claims with this ON THEM.
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 All other creditors of the decedent
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF and other persons having claims or
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF demands against decedent's
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS estate must file their claims with
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
ON THEM.PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
All other creditors of the decedent ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
and other persons having claims or FORTH IN SECTION 733.702
demands against decedent's OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
estate must file their claims with CODE WILL BE FOREVER
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS BARRED.
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PUBLICATION OF A COPY OF PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE,
THIS NOTICE. ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE IS BARRED.
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL The date of first publication of
BE FOREVER BARRED. this notice is October 10,
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME 2008.
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
I CPersonal Representative:
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) JOHN E. TEUBNER
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE 51 Westgate Lane
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH Sequim, WA 98382
IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICA- Personal Representative:
TION OF THIS NOTICE IS OCTO- CHRISTINA TEUBNER
BER 17, 2008. 28 Holy Oak Rd. #3
Somerville, MA 02144
Personal Representative:
LAWRENCE D. MILLER Attorney for Personal
41 W 814 Hunters Hill Drive Representative:
St. Charles, Illinois 60175 Florida Bar No. 351301
H. GREG LEE, P.A.
Annette Z.P. Ross, 2014 Fourth Street
Attoe for WENCE D Sarasota, Florida 34237
Attorney for LAWRENCE D. Telephone: (941)-954-0067
MILLER PUBUSH: October 10,17, 2008


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3.05 International Education
YOU ARE HEREBY notified that a Programs Abroad
foreclosure action on the above
described property has been filed 4.017 Waiver of College Level
against you in the above entitled Academic Skills Test (CLAST)
Court and you are required to Requirement
serve a copy of your written
defenses to the Complaint on the Persons are advised that if they
Plaintiff's Attorney, David K. decide to appeal any decision
Oaks, ESQ., of DAVID K. OAKS, at this meeting, they will need a
P.A., 407 East Marion Avenue, record of the proceedings and
Suite 101, Punta Gorda, Flori- for such purpose, they may
da 33950, and file the original need to ensure that a verbatim
with the Clerk of the Court, Sara- record of the proceeding is
sota County Courthouse, 2000 made, which record includes
Main Street, Sarasota, FL 34237 the testimony and evidence
on or before the 3rd day of upon which the appeal is
November, 2008 otherwise a based.
judgment may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the Please note: Most written com-
Complaint. munications to or from Mana-
tee Community College
Witness my hand and seal of said employees are public records,
Court on this 25th day of Sep- available to the public and
tember, 2008. media upon request.


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

PUBLISH
VENICE GONDOLIER SUN:
OCTOBER 3, 2008
OCTOBER 10, 2008
OCTOBER 17, 2008


PUBLISH: October 17, 2008



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


D553, Week 17 and their undi- nity College in Rc
vided respective share in those Building 7, Office
common elements appertain- 5840 26th Strei
ing thereto in accordance with Bradenton, Florida
and subject to the covenants, a.m.
conditions, terms, restrictions
and other provisions of a cer- To Be Discussed:
tain Declaration of Condomini-
um of SARASOTA SANDS a 2.14 Contracts
resort condominium hotel, as
recorded in Official Records 2.16 Contracts:
Book 1364 at Page 1165 et Classes as Part o
seq., of the public records of Load
Sarasota County, Florida, and
as per Condominium Plat 2.38 Classification
recorded in Condominium
Book 14 at pages 4 through 4B 2.52 Use of Volui
inclusive of the public records vices
of Sarasota County, Florida.


PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER THE
ADOPTION OF

CITY OF VENICE ORDINANCE NO. 2008-07

NOTICE is hereby given that the City Council of
the City of Venice, Florida will continue the Sep-
tember 23, 2008 public hearing of this Ordi-
nance on November 3, 2008 beginning at 9:30
a.m. or shortly thereafter, in Council Chambers,
City Hall, 401 West Venice Avenue, Venice, Flori-
da, to consider and act upon the adoption of the
following proposed City Ordinance:

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZON-
ING ATLAS OF THE CITY OF VENICE, FLORIDA
RELATING TO APAC SOUTHEAST, INC., VENICE
MINING AND MINERALS, LLC, MIAMI VALLEY
READY MIX OF FLORIDA, INC. AND CEMEX,
INC., REZONING PETITION NO. 05-13RZ FOR
THE REZONING OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY FROM SARASOTA COUNTY OPEN
USE, ESTATE (OUE-1) ZONING DISTRICT TO CITY
OF VENICE PLANNED INDUSTRIAL DEVELOP-
MENT (PID) ZONING DISTRICT; AND PROVIDING
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Purpose: To amend the zoning classification for
278 acres located in the northeast quadrant
of the city north of Laurel Road and east of
Knights Trail Road with access via Gene Green
Road, North Venice, Florida.

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

This public hearing may be continued from time
to time.

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

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

If you are disabled and need assistance, please
contact the City Clerk's office at least 24 hours
prior to the meeting.
/s/
Lori Stelzer, MMC, City Clerk

PUBLISH: October 17, 2008


CITY OF VENICE
PUBLIC SESSION NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE CITY OF VENICE
PLANNING COMMISSION WILL HOLD A PUBLIC SESSION
ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2008 AT 1:30 P.M. IN CITY
HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 401 WEST VENICE
AVENUE, VENICE, FLORIDA, TO CONSIDER SITE &
DEVELOPMENT PLAN PETITION NO. 08-12SP.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION OF A
10,288 SQUARE FOOT OFFICE BUILDING WITH ASSOCI-
ATED PARKING.

ON THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY:

Approximately 1 acre
Parcel No. 0377-15-0011
Lot 67 Triple Diamond Commerce Plaza
135 Triple Diamond Blvd.

Any person who decides to appeal any decision of the
Venice Planning Commission with respect to any matter
considered at this meeting will need a record of the pro-
ceedings and, for such purpose, may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.

All interested parties are invited to appear and be
heard. Plans and/or details are available for public
inspection in the Planning and Zoning Department, 401
West Venice Avenue, Venice, FL 34285. Written com-
ments filed with the Planning Commission (c/o Planning
& Zoning Department at the above address) will be
heard and considered.

This public session may be continued from time to time.

IF YOU ARE DISABLED AND NEED ASSISTANCE, PLEASE
CONTACT THE PLANNING AND ZONING DEPARTMENT
AT LEAST 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE MEETING. (486-
2626, EXT. 28002)

PUBLISH: OCTOBER 17, 2008


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-lordaa Bar No. U141z59
901 Venetia Bay Blvd.
Suite 351
Venice, Florida 34285
Telephone: (941) 480-1948
Fax: 941-480-9277
PUBLISH: October 17, 24, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

LADOYT K. TEUBNER,
Deceased.

File No. 2008-CP-012833-NC







LET'EM HAVE IT: SHOULD THE CITY OF VENICE CHANGE TO A STRONG-MAYOR FORM OF GOVERNMENT? CALL US AT 207-1111.


It's big enough for who it's for

Agrees with Sue. This is in response to Bob Vedder's column about Sue Lang's out-
line of the airport. I agree with Sue Lang and her idea of keeping the airport small. We
do have other airports that can take care of the pilots and those that use it. The major-
ity of Venice does not use the airport and it needs to be kept small. I agree with Sue
Lang, so would you please let Bob Vedder know?


Taxing. A recent letter
from the readers said that
Obama would tax Social
Security. It goes on to say
that Social Security has
been taxed for some years.
I know, because I pay taxes
on my Social Security
income. She is absolutely
right. Bill Clinton is the one
that instituted this tax on
Social Security. This is the
Democrats for you. More
taxes, more taxes and
more taxes. So do we want
to elect another one?
EDITOR'S NOTE: According
to the Social Security
Administration's Web site,
benefits were first subjected
to taxation in 1984 after a
law to that effect was signed
by President Ronald
Reagan. Clinton signed a bill
making changes to that law
in 1993.
New sign. I just want to
say that I was pulled over
in Venice this morning
coming out of Sonny's. I've
lived here my whole life
and never knew they had
put up a new sign that says
that you cannot make a
left-hand turn or go
straight across from the
stop sign. You must turn
right only now. You have to
go through TJ Maxx plaza,
to Sweetbay and through
the light if you want to go
south on 41. That's the
only way because you
can't make a U-turn for
three lights up. You will get
a ticket for $189 if you go
through this stop sign, like
I did this morning. I never
knew. I think the public
should be aware that the
new sign is there.
Everybody has done it for
years and years, and no
one lets us know there is a
new sign put up.
It's the money. I read
the letter to the editor that
stated that rich people
don't care about the coun-
try, they just care about the
money. That got me to
thinking. Sen. Obama's
household income was
$4.2 million in 2007,
according to tax records.
His wife makes $103,633 a
year as a part-time employ-
ee, which works out to be
about $400 a day. They live
in a $1.5 million mansion in
an upscale Chicago neigh-
borhood and he recently
had a reception and dinner
at $28,500 a plate. Maybe
rich people do just care
about the money.
You pick. The SEC's
decision to outsource its
oversight to the firms
themselves fits into the
broader Washington cul-
ture under the last eight
years or so under President
Bush. A closeness to indus-
try by Bush and Cheney
has driven a push for
deregulation throughout
the government in every
area, including safety,
environmental protection
and many others. Because
of Bush's guidance, the reg-
ulators have relied on vol-
untary regulation pro-
grams. The problem with
the voluntary programs is,
as we have seen through-
out history, they just don't
work. I have saved for 40
years to try to build up an
estate so that my nine
grandchildren could have
at least one year of college.
I invested in diversified
programs, and I have lost
about 40 percent of the
money I wanted to pass on
to my grandchildren for
their education. Can Bush
and Cheney, McCain or
Palin tell me which four of
the nine children I should
pick out and have them
say, "You can't go to college
because I was too lax on
regulation of your grandfa-
ther's invested funds"?
Stinks. I just heard that
the town that Sarah Palin
was mayor of only one-
sixth of the streets have
sewers, yet this lady gave


out $1,200 to every resi-
dent in the whole state of


Alaska. Wouldn't it be bet-
ter if she had built some


sewers instead of spend-
ing the money? It sounds
kind of primitive to me. I'd
vote for sewers.
Not fair. In answer to,
shouldVenice City Council
members who serve six
years get free health insur-
ance for life, no, not for
life; as long as they're in
office. That's how I feel. It's


just totally not fair.
Unmasked. I'd like to
know just whatever hap-
pened to all the kids who
go out trick-or-treating for
Halloween. They used to
go around the Venice and
South Venice neighbor-
hoods in costumes trick-
or-treating. Whatever hap-
pened? I really miss that.


What the 'h'? I would
like the newspaper to
spell correctly. The wine
you drink doesn't have an
"h." And others constant-
ly need correction.
EDITOR'S NOTE: "Fine
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SOXfrom Page 1A

discussion only. Neither
would commit to voting for
the extra penny.
"I am very interested to
see what we can discuss,"
Staub said. "I think it's
worthwhile to take a look at
(the possibilities)."
To be had
Fort Myers officials are
scrambling to keep the Red


Sox at City of Palms Park,
where they have a lease
through 2019. The lease
contains an escape clause
the team can use to leave as
soon as the end of spring
training 2009 by paying $1
million. The exit fee then
drops $100,000 per year for
the life of the lease.
"We're looking to see
some representatives from
the Red Sox," said William
Hammond, Deputy Coun-


ty Administrator for Lee
County.
"We've got at least
15 sites that have been
identified for an all-
encompassing minor
league-major league stadi-
um and workout facilities."
Hammond said a bid-
ding war between Fort
Myers and Sarasota helps
neither town.
"(The Red Sox) have
been looking to the future


and were offered the
chance to look at another
opportunity," he said. "It
didn't hurt our feelings,
because we think we have
everything they're going to
need."
Red Sox spokeswoman
Susan Goodenow said dis-
cussions with Sarasota are
not over, according to the
Naples Daily News.
"We reached an agree-
ment to end the discus-


"We reached an
agreement to end
the discussions ...
for now."


spo
Susan


- Red Sox
keswoman
Goodenow


sions ... for now," Goode-


now said.
"But we decided the
door could remain open on
both sides."
Bullock said "there's a
baseball deal to be had,"
whether it's the Red Sox,
Orioles or whomever.
"We'll continue to work
to see if there's a deal out
there with the resources
we've got," he said.
ssmith@
sun-herald.com


UNION from Page 1A


steps, but held firm on its
request for a one-year
contract due to economic
uncertainties. The city's
initial offer was a one-year
contract with a 2-percent
across-the-board salary
increase. The union asked
for 4 percent and a three-
year contract.
A first
ASFCME union presi-
dent Ralph Hamann said
his team pushed hard for
the increase precisely
because it was only a one-
year contract.
City Attorney Bob
Anderson said he wasn't
authorized by city council
to approve anything more
than the 2.5-percent
increase, but agreed to
recommend its approval.
The parties agreed the
union would seek ratifica-
tion prior to final council
approval to expedite the
settlement.
They also agreed to
upgrade the salary of
seven positions.


The upgraded posi-
tions were previously
identified in the 2006
Evergreen Solutions wage
and compensation study
as being underpaid com-
pared to surrounding and
like-size cities and coun-
ties in Florida.
The Evergreen Study,
conducted around the
time the local housing
market crashed, found the
city paid on average about
15 percent less than its
peers, but by June 2008 it
was only "2 percent below
the market average com-
pensation."
The city also agreed to a
union request to increase
annual bonuses for a
small group of employees
from $1,200 to $1,300. The
bonuses are granted in
lieu of 3.5-percent step
increases for those who
maxed out on the salary
schedule and don't receive
step increases.
The union sought to
preserve 7-percent salary
increases for those few


employees who receive
promotions in a given
year. But the city balked,
saying it was unnecessary.
Anderson said the city
traditionally granted a 3.5-
percent salary increase for
those being promoted.
That was changed in the
last contract to 7 percent,
but it was considered
double dipping since
those promoted would
also receive the step
increase and whatever
across-the-board increase
was negotiated. Anderson
called it an aberration
from previous contracts
and insisted it be reduced
to 3.5 percent. The union
agreed.
It's the first one-year
contract negotiated in
decades, perhaps the first-
ever with AFSCME,
according to bargaining
team members.
Traditionally the city
negotiates a three-year
contract with AFSCME.
The terms are staggered
for contracts with the


International Association
of Fire Fighters, the
Fraternal Order of Police
for Police Officers and
Fraternal Order of Police
for Sergeants and Lieu-
tenants.

New era
By all accounts it was
one of the smoothest bar-
gaining sessions in years.
It took only four meetings
instead of the usual year-
round bargaining both
sides have become accus-
tomed to, Hamann said.
The success was attrib-
uted in part to a change in
personnel. Alan Bullock,
director of administra-
tion, came on board for
the latest round of talks.
Over the past year he was
instrumental in helping
clear a backlog of griev-
ances filed by employees
against the city. That's
been whittled down to 15
from 40. Only two were
filed in 2008 and both of
those have already been
settled.


Parties also agreed to
amend the grievance pro-
cess to make it even easier
during the pre-grievance
period to settle a dispute.
New language allows a
grievance to be amended.
"It's like early interven-
tion," Bullock said.
Typically, once they're
filed, he said, both sides
tend to get defensive and
positions begin to polar-
ize.
Grievances tend to
drive bargaining sessions,
and when those get drawn
out it can strain employ-
ee-management rela-
tions, he said.
Hamann agreed the
new language should help
alleviate the strain of the
grievance process on
employees.
"Grievances can take
months, even years, to
resolve," Hamann said.
"Resolving them a lot
faster means fewer angry
employees and a happier
workforce."
Hamann is also work-


ing better with Bullock
than with former admin-
istrative director Brenda
Digges, who was fired last
year and had a rocky rela-
tionship with Hamann.
"It doesn't mean we
always agree," Hamann
said. "We work pretty well
together. We don't call
each other names."

Ratification
The current three-year
contract expired Sept. 30.
The new one, when rati-
fied by the union and
approved by council,
would be retroactive to
Oct. 1. Ratification could
take place in three weeks.
The next step is for the
city to finalize the changes
agreed to on Oct. 15, run
them by both parties, then
transmit the contract to
AFSCME for ratification
before placing it before
city council.


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prosperity.
The Venetian Seaboard
Master Plan outlines what
the city hopes will attract
people and business to the
area. It states "Class A"
office buildings could rep-
resent a significant up-
grade over what's currently
available, and would pros-
per if marketed properly.
The plan also suggests
possibilities of hotel con-
struction and a marina,
which could attract a vari-
ety of uses and comple-
ment the downtown shop-
ping district.
"In an area well served
by visible and accessible
retail, the success of any
new retail operation will
depend on the mixed uses
it resides within," the plan
states.
English said Venice's
downtown district is one
of the healthier economic
hubs in Southwest Florida.
"You have jobs here," he
said. "Those are critical.
Hopefully, people are will-
ing to begin investing
again."
Sobering reality
Venice Mayor Ed Martin
said the project is more
than the city can currently
afford.
He said the budget
allows for a portion of the
project to move forward.


"You have jobs
here," he said.
"Those are critical.
Hopefully, people
are willing to begin
investing again."
Michael English,
vice president of
planning firm
WilsonMiller


"The priority is to do a
segment which would
include a good deal of land
on the east side of Venice
Avenue," he said, "at a cost
of about $25 million."
Martin said one of the
things he asked for in the
budget was to set aside
$50,000 to break down
the city's comprehensive
plan's zoning regulations
and find out what the city's
priority is for redevelop-
ment of the land between
the Intracoastal and U.S.
41 Bypass.
"If the county wants to
take this to the next step,"
he said, "we have to deter-
mine what the priority is
for development and how
we can increase the infra-
structure."

jbranthoover@
venicegondolier.com


SARASOTA COUNTY BRIEFS


Transit conference
Sarasota County Area
Transit and Manatee
County Area Transit will
host the 34th annual con-
ference of the Florida Pub-
lic Transportation Associ-
ation at the Hyatt Regency
Sarasota Oct. 19-21. About
250 transit professionals
from more than 28 transit
agencies around the state
are expected to attend.
Creative Energy Fuels
Public Transit is the theme
of the three-day confer-
ence. A variety of technical
sessions and roundtable
discussions on transit
issues will be held at the
hotel throughout the con-
ference. Attendees also
can visit transit vendor
exhibits during the three-
day event.
To obtain a copy of the
program, visit the FPTA
Web site at http://www.
floridatransit.org/.
New county
billing system
Sarasota County Utili-
ties is converting to an
updated computerized
billing system that will
save utility ratepayers an
estimated $150,000 per
year over the next five
years.
The conversion will
begin at noon Wednesday,
Oct. 22. The system is


scheduled to be available
again by noon on Monday,
Oct. 27.
During this conversion,
customers will be tem-
porarily unable to make
payments or access utility
account information by
phone or via the county's
Internet site.
The Utilities call center
will be open normal hours,
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on
Wednesday, Oct. 22 and
Thursday, Oct. 23, but ser-
vices will be limited. The
Utilities call center will be
closed Friday, Oct. 24.
Cashiers at 1301 Cattle-
men Road, Sarasota, and
4000 South Tamiami Trail,
Venice, will be open nor-
mal hours each day of the
conversion; however, ser-
vices will be limited.
Emergency utility ser-
vice will still be available at
all times.
For more information,
call 861-6790.
TBARTA seeks
public participation
Tampa Bay Area Re-
gional Transportation Au-
thority is one step closer to
finishing the regional mas-
ter plan for multi-modal
transportation in the
seven-countyWest Central
Florida region. The master
plan will include trans-
portation options for


CITY from Page 1 A


Citrus, Hernando, Hills-
borough, Manatee, Pasco,
Pinellas, and Sarasota
Counties.
The public is invited to
join the effort via four
"open house" style work-
shops scheduled at loca-
tions throughout Sarasota
and Manatee counties
Nov. 5 and 6:
Wednesday, Nov. 5,
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. USF-
Sarasota/Manatee, 8350
North Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota


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Fri.-Sun.
lOa


Wednesday, Nov. 5,
5:30-7:30 p.m., Bradenton
Auditorium, 1005 Barcar-
rota Blvd, Bradenton
Thursday, Nov. 6, 11:30
a.m.-1:30 p.m., Bayfront
Community Center, 803
North Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota
Thursday, Nov. 6, 5:30-
7:30 p.m., North Port City
Hall, 4970 City Hall Blvd.,
North Port
TBARTA has two online
community workshops
scheduled in November.


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media briefings initiated
by former city manager
Marty Black that Mayor Ed
Martin promised to con-
tinue.
Woodley said this week
they're considering bring-
ing them back but hadn't
made a final decision.


Council Member Sue
Lang, another defendant
in the ongoing Sunshine
lawsuit, raised the pros-
pect of hiring a public rela-
tions firm.
"We're out there ... on
our own," said Lang at the
Oct. 14 council meeting.


By coincidence, aboard
member of the Venice
Neighborhood Coalition,
which Lang used to pre-
side over, said she thought
the city should hire a part-
time writer to distill the
information into bite-size
chunks and make it


"pithy" for the public.
An attendee at that
meeting later said the city
could avoid most of the
bad press it has received as
of late simply by following
the Sunshine Law and
Open Records laws.
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treatment, burn and trauma victims, and for patients
undergoing routine surgeries. Donors can be as young
as 16 and should weight at least 102 pounds.
Donating blood takes about an hour. Every donor
receives a mini-physical and a screening with each
donation. In Venice, donations are taken at Florida's
Blood Center, 333 S. Tamiami Trail, Tandem Center,
phone 492-9202.


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OPINION


GONDOLIER SUN EDITOR
BOB MUDGE
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SUN EDITOR
BROOKY BROWN
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OUR VIEW


Tom Knight for Sarasota County Sheriff


T he coming election will usher in a
new era in the Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office, which should be
refreshing.
The eight-year tenure of retiring
Sheriff Bill Balkwill has been marked
with a high-profile policing success -
the arrest of Joseph P Smith for the hor-
rific murder of Carlie Brucia in 2003 -
and what became a continual stream of
management issues.
There were ongoing budget battles
with county commissioners, and re-
ports of poor communication, sinking
morale, favoritism and costly, top-
heavy administration within the de-
partment.
It's time for change, and we are fortu-
nate enough to have two excellent can-
didates in the general election, Tom
Knight and Curt Lavarello.
Knight, 45, a Republican, is a 20-year
veteran with the Florida Highway Patrol
who until recently supervised 342 FHP


employees in seven counties in the
Tampa region. The former major grew
up in South Venice and expressed a
strong desire to serve his home com-
munity. We're pleased to have a viable
hometown candidate with a good feel
for South County.
Lavarello, 47, is a Democrat. He
began his career as a patrol officer in
Broward County and soon became a
school resource officer. He took to the
job, eventually leaving the police force
to become executive director of the
National Association of School Re-
source Officers, which he left in 2005.
Lavarello stresses crime prevention
and early intervention, which he
acknowledged "is not a popular theme
to run on." Still, he told us, "We need to
focus more on prevention and need to
get the budget under control." He fault-
ed Balkwill for not concentrating on
long-range plans.
Lavarello believes efficiencies can


keep budget costs down. He favors
recruiting more part-time officers who
retired from full-time police jobs;
changing the take-home car policy;
using more volunteers; and switching
some specialized jobs from sworn
deputy positions to civilian positions.
Those are good ideas, though it's hard to
believe they would put much of a dent
in the $86 million budget.
Lavarello is more convincing on a
new jail, which could cost more than
$100 million.
"The jail's never going to be the
answer," he told a group of homeown-
ers recently. "Prevention will pay for
itself."
Impressed as we are with Lavarello,
overall we believe Knight is better
equipped to deal with the immediate
needs of the sheriff's office. He exudes
professionalism from his decades in the
FHP and should bring an outsider's
sharp eye to the county department.


Knight promises to bring a busi-
nesslike approach, which is sorely
needed. He has no immediate plans for
changing command structure. Instead,
he first will do a complete review, then
reorganize from an objective perspec-
tive. The same holds for the budget.
Knight also sees a need for a chief
financial officer to oversee the budget.
As for the jail, Knight noted it's a politi-
cal decision and that he would be
responsible for staffing, whatever the
decision.
Knight also promised a "full-blown
task force" to fight drugs in South
County, working with North Port city
police to combat the problem. That's
something we need.
Both candidates are excellent, but we
think Knight has the edge in local expe-
rience and background in law enforce-
ment, professionalism and demeanor.
We recommend Tom Knight for
Sarasota County Sheriff.


We can really



use a parade


MARY KAY RUPPEL
COLUMNIST


I love a parade. Know
why? Because my dad
loved parades and we went
to every parade that came
around.
Aside from parades, he
also loved rodeos and
roller coasters. My mother
told me that sometime my
dad would just go to
Eastwood Park (in Detroit)
and ride the coaster a cou-
ple times and come home.
Although Irish, he was not
much of a drinker and
apparently didn't find his
relaxation in local taverns.
This apple fell kind of far
from that tree.
His interests were un-
usual since he was actually
such a formal person,
especially in his attire.
Maybe it was because he
was a funeral director, and
in those days they dressed
in morning coats and hats
and wore garters to hold
up their socks. We laughed
because he would even
put on his hat to take out
the garbage.
He never came to the
dinner table without his
suit coat on until the 1950s
when things loosened up
quite a bit. So, maybe his
interests were a way to
counteract all the formali-
ty. But, why am I talking
about my father? I guess
parades just remind me of
him, and we have a big
parade coming up on
Saturday.
Starting around 5 p.m.
on Friday, Oct. 17, through
Sunday, is the annual Sun
Fiesta in downtown
Venice. The big parade will
be on Saturday at 10 a.m.
along West Venice Avenue,
with all the floats, fun,
whooping, hollering and
kids sitting along the
curbs.
I think we all really need


that this weekend in par-
ticular. Let's get out, and
get out of the doldrums
brought on by all the horri-
ble news lately.
You know where Cen-
tennial Park is? Well, that's
where this whole shebang
is held. Aside from the
parade, there will be food
booths, music and an art
and crafts show, and this
year, for the first time in a
long time, a Miss Sun
Fiesta will be chosen. I was
going to enter, but the ages
are 17-20. I will be at one of
the booths, though, with
my dog, Maney Hope we
see you there.
Women's Sertoma of
Venice puts on this event
each year with the help of
many local sponsors. On
the club's Web site it
explains that the club
exists for the purpose of a
"high and noble Service to
Mankind." Thus the name
Sertoma (I always won-
dered what it meant):
SERvice TO MAnkind. Isn't
that clever?
The organization was
founded in October 1912,
in Kansas City, Mo.
Sertoma is about commu-
nity service in its highest
form. It is not political, but
simply created to "acceler-
ate human progress in
health, education, free-
dom and democracy."
The majority of the
club's scholarship fund is
raised during Sun Fiesta,
which Women's Sertoma
has sponsored and orga-
nized since 1994.
The very first Venice
Sun Fiesta was put on in
October 1973. Please don't
anyone be offended, but
the original purpose for
the event was to "provide
the community its last
chance to get together
before the snowbirds start-
ed migrating in Novem-
ber." I'm just the messen-
ger.
It has remained one of
the best local events of the
year for the citizens of
Venice.
Sun Fiesta is hometown
fun at its best.
Mary Kay Ruppel is a
Venice resident and has
been a frequent contribu-
tor to other publications.


LETTERS FROM OUR READERS


Road to school is holey terror


Editor:
My child attends Venice High School and I drop her
off in the morning. My question is, who is responsible for
the road between Venice High School and Venice
Elementary? Is this road an extension of Milan or is it
school property?
There are about 10-15 potholes that could eat a semi
on that road. I can't even tell you how deep and huge
these potholes are. Should I get a group of concerned
parents together to fill these holes with some Quikcrete
on the weekend, or does the city/county/school take
care of this?
Someone please direct me to get this problem recti-
fied before we lose a vehicle into the abyss.


Drilling isn't
forward-looking
Editor:
"Drill, baby, drill" was
chanted at the Republican
National Convention by all
attendees and led by John
McCain. Is this the think-
ing of a forward-looking
maverick, or someone
who is stuck back in the
1960s?
Barack Obama is in-
stead looking forward to
our country taking the
lead in energy technology,
as are countries such as
Germany and Denmark.
The Renewable Energy Tax
Credit is about to expire
but the Republicans are
blocking the vote and John
McCain didn't even bother
to show up to vote.
Back in 1979, Jimmy
Carter had solar panels
installed on top of the
White House to heat the
water and to usher in
American independence
from foreign fossil fuels.
Reagan had the panels
removed in 1986 and put


Marcy O'Neil


in government storage.
Almost 30 years have gone
by since President Carter
tried to free us from oil
dependency and the polit-
ical lack of will to pursue
alternative energy. Sen.
Obama would continue
Jimmy's Carter's fight and
by doing so might even
take care of the unemploy-
ment crisis in the nation.
Throughout the con-
vention and until now,
McCain and Palin have not
offered any solutions to
our nation's many crises,
but do want to give the
wealthiest Americans an-
other tax break when our
national debt is already
well more than $9 trillion
and growing larger each
day.

Christine Cosgrove
Englewood
Obama should have
picked Oprah
Editor:
Unfortunately, Barack
Obama is too late in dis-


covering that
confusing "Mr
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SUN NEWSPAPERS 9A


Another view of the airport


BY CHUCK SCHMIELER
GUEST COLUMNIST
Is it the law of unin-
tended consequences? Or
is it intentional?
On Sept. 28, the Gon-
dolier Sun printed a front-
page article describing the
contents of an e-mail sent
by Venice City Council
Member Sue Lang to the
acting Venice city manag-
er.
The article stresses that
Ms. Lang has been "lead-
ing the campaign to scale
back airport operations."
We members of the Venice
Airport Business Associa-
tion could not agree more.
And finally she has laid out
in a public writing her
plan for dismantling one
of our city's most visible
and valuable assets.
At first blush her sug-
gestions may seem innoc-
uous enough, and per-
haps even attractive. How-
ever, when you read be-
tween the lines you can
draw a far different con-
clusion.
In general, the "Lang


plan" would:
(1) Seek to disengage
the airport from Federal
Aviation Administration
and Florida Department
of Transportation over-
sight by refusing to take
grant money for capital
maintenance projects and
thus avoid grant obliga-
tions all while ignoring
the permanent nature of
the original deed commit-
ments agreed to by the
city.
These original contrac-
tual obligations were
mandated by the United
States government to pre-
vent a situation where the
city might have a change
of heart and attempt to
divert the property from
use as an airport on a
nondiscriminatory basis
or fail to maintain it.
(2) Seek to disrupt oper-
ational airport funding
(which is currently basi-
cally self-sufficient) by di-
verting existing revenues
from nonaviation tenants
to the city's General Fund.
The aviation tenants
would be asked to take up


the slack. As our airport
became less and less com-
petitive, aircraft owners
would relocate and the
city would need to make
up the difference or ignore
maintenance.
(3) Seek to disrupt com-
merce on the airport,
which directly brings in
some $20,000,000 and 90-
plus jobs into our commu-
nity by discouraging cus-
tomers from using our
deteriorating airport.
(4) Seek to discourage
all aircraft other than sin-
gle-engine private air-
planes (which is forbidden
under the deed commit-
ments).
So let's consider what
would be left if the Lang
plan were allowed to run
its course: loss of an
important gateway to our
city; loss of millions of dol-
lars and dozens of jobs;
and an ever-decreasing
population of private sin-
gle-engine aircraft, each of
which would be asked to
pay an ever-increasing
share of the cost of main-
taining and operating an


ever-deteriorating airport.
Eventually the airport
would implode from lack
of funding and care. Ab-
sent any oversight from a
higher authority, it would
simply close and become
available for development.
Is this really what we
Venetians want for this
valuable and treasured
city icon? Or are these the
plans of someone who
bought a home next to our
airport and has become
obsessed with correcting
her mistake, at our ex-
pense?
We ask you again, is it
the law of unintended
consequences ... or is it
intentional?
We urge you to study
the facts and decide for
yourself. To review the
complete VABA analysis of
the Lang plan, visit
http://vabassociation.goo
glepages.com.


Chuck Schmieler is
president of Venice Airport
Business Association.


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Answer is
black and white
Editor:
Why isn't Obama fur-
ther ahead? Every single
major media commenta-
tor is asking that question.
What is the matter with
them? Obama is not fur-
ther ahead because he is
black.
When is someone in the
media going to admit that
this is the reason? America
is the land of the bigot and
the closet racist.
With the abysmal con-
dition of the economy,
with the housing crisis,
with unemployment at an
all-time high, with banks


closing daily, with gas
prices at $4 a gallon, with
health care out of reach
for most Americans, with
the future of your retire-
ment in jeopardy, you
would think any Demo-
crat would be ahead -
any Democrat but a black
one.
So let's face it and bring
it out in the open and see if
somehow these prejudices
can be overcome for the
good of our country.
You weren't born with
the bigot gene or the racist
gene. Get rid of it; it's a
cancer and it's lethal.
Alicia Simmons
Venice


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Bari becomes Kerr's, relocates


ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST


Opening Oct. 27 is Kerri's
Jewels & Gems, 132 W Venice
Ave., next to Sandy's Designer
Clothing.
Owner Kerri Marshall acquired
Bari Jewelers on West Miami
Avenue from Barry Seltzer, who
is semi-retiring but continues
working with Marshall. She is
moving and expanding the busi-
ness, which will have nautical
jewelry including sharks' teeth,
dolphins, anchors, gold and sil-
ver bracelets, necklaces and
charms.
"I buy gold, broken jewelry,
coins and 'divorce' jewelry," said
Marshall.
Originally from Northern
Kentucky, she graduated from
the University of Louisville,
becoming the dealer principal of
a new auto dealership, Marshall
Dodge, until it was consolidated.
Two and half years ago she
moved to Venice and has been
working as a sales representative.
The store will be open
Monday through Saturday. Call
484-9197.
Moves and expands
Six months after opening, All
Wigged Out has moved and
expanded and is offering new
services.
Owner Tamara Sipes has
opened All Wigged Out Massage
&Tanning at 1058 E. Venice Ave.,
next to Razor's Edge Hair Salon
in the Venezia Twin Center. With
co-owner Mark Graham, she has
installed state-of-the-art Wolff
tanning units and is offering a
tan and lunch in 30 minutes.
Working with neighboring
businesses, Sipes has spa pack-
ages that include manicures,
pedicures, facials, hair care, tan-
ning and massage therapy with
Marisa Lugar.
"With our wigs we bring a
smile to anyone's face for health
or fun," said Sipes.
Her business has been recog-
nized for providing special ser-
vices by the American Cancer
Society.


The salon is open from 10
a.m. every day. Call 484-2243.
ALLcall Alert Service
A new service to the commu-
nity has been instituted by the
Venice Area Board of Realtors. In
the event of a critical emergency,
such as an Amber Alert, the
VABR ALLcall Alert Service has
the capability of instantly notify-
ing by phone its 750 member
Realtors.
"Many people forget that
we are one of the largest orga-
nizations in the area," said
Stephen Lingley, VABR presi-
dent. "Obviously, we are in the
position to utilize our mem-
bers' eyes and ears for the
safety of our community."
Activation and logistical details
are being finalized. Call 484-0614.
New sales manager
Venice High School graduate
and coach to the Venice Viking
cheerleaders, Carlina Stubbs has
joined Liberty Bank, Shamrock
Financial Center, 1697 South
Tamiami Trail, near Kmart.
With more than 18 years'
experience in the banking
industry, Stubbs is sales manag-
er with responsibilities for new
business development. A full-
service bank with 40 financial
centers in four states, Liberty
Bank has $1.6 billion in assets.
Call 408-0201.
Outside dining resumes
The positive response by the
city ofVenice in approving a per-
mit enabled business manager
Kasia Marszalek to re-introduce
outside dining to the Polish-
American Dream Cafe, 117 W.
Venice Ave., last week. Call 445-
4503.
Moving to downsize
Doggie Den has relocated to
1846 South Tamiami Trail, Unit
11, next to Classic Creations.
Coming from New York to
Venice in 2003, Jennifer Baranek
opened the business in 2003
near Kmart.
"I wanted a smaller location
in a busier plaza," said Baranek.
Downsizing the business, she
no longer offers boarding or
retail products, but concentrates
entirely on full-service groom-
ing, bathing and nail-clipping
for dogs. Doggie Den is open
from 7 a.m. Tuesday through
Saturday. Call 492-4050.

Editor's note: Service and
product information in this col-
umn should not be taken as an
endorsement of the business.

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Correction
Venice Island Purses is at 235 W. Miami Ave. An incorrect
address appeared in the Oct. 10 edition.


BIZ BRIEFS


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business-related events and
meetings, new hires and pro-
motions, new businesses and
significant professional
awards, honors and achieve-
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Oct. 27, 11:45 a.m., Jacaranda
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Jacaranda Blvd.; RSVP to
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VRMC surgery programs honored


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Hospital gets high marks

in Healthgrades study

BY ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST

Venice Regional Medical Center has received
awards for being rated in the top 10 percent
nationally for open-heart surgery.
The hospital received the 2009 specialty excel-
lence award ranking it No. 3 in Florida for cardiac
surgery from Healthgrades, a health care ratings
company.
Additionally, Venice Regional Medical Center
was five-star rated for coronary bypass surgery
and coronary interventional procedures.
According to Healthgrades' analysis, the hospi-
tal is the best in the Sarasota/Bradenton area for
spine surgery, as it received five-star ratings in
joint replacement, spine surgery, total knee
replacement, back and neck surgery.
"Venice Regional Medical Center is privileged
to have talented medical staff who, coupled with
our outstanding nursing staff, make it possible for
us to earn the clinical quality recognition we have
enjoyed," said Melody Trimble, chief executive
officer.
Last year 345 patients received cardiac surgery


atVRMC.
The comprehensive study by Healthgrades
Hospital Quality in America Study analyzed more
than 41 million Medicare hospitalization records
from 2005 to 2007 in 5,000 nonfederal hospitals
throughout the nation. If all hospitals performed
at the level of five-star rated hospitals, 237,420
Medicare deaths could potentially have been pre-
vented during that three-year period, according to
Healthgrades.
"Providing the best quality care has to be the
ultimate goal of every hospital in the country," said
Trimble, "and our hospital was an early voluntary
participant in CMS quality initiatives with that
intense focus on quality continuing at our hospital
today."
Healthgrades offers consumers ratings of 27
procedures and treatments for virtually every hos-
pital in the country on its Web site, www.health-
grades.com. Hospitals receive their ratings based
on patient outcomes measured by mortality or
complication rates for each procedure or treat-
ment. Above-average outcomes receive a five-star
rating; average outcomes receive a three-star rat-
ing; and hospitals with below-average outcomes
receive a one-star rating.
A state-of-the-art hospital, Venice Regional
Medical Center has 312 beds and provides a wide
range of inpatient and outpatient services.
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James Griffith Salon marks 20th anniversary


BY ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST

In 1981 a wannabe rock star
met a Mary Kay Cosmetics con-
sultant at the Venice Little
Theatre, and they became dance
partners in "Oklahoma." They
married and started a business,
the James Griffith Salon, 257
South Tamiami Trail, on the
island. This year they are cele-
brating the 20th anniversary of
the family business.
James Griffith grew up in
Youngstown, Ohio, where as a
teenager his interest in high
school was in theater. Arriving in
Venice 27 years ago, his dream
was to be a rock star, although he
admits to being intrigued by
hairdressing even then.
In his 20s he worked for a year
to save enough to attend the
Universal Academy Hair School.
Working at salons in Sarasota, he
met the founder of Aveda
Corporation. Their friendship
encouraged the Griffiths to start
their own business.
Learning the Aveda business
methods and products, he stud-
ied its training programs, profes-
sionalism, appearance and atti-
tude, introducing them to his
business. Opening the James
Griffith Salon, they leased from
Christine's mother part of the
building where they operate
today.
"In 1988 no one in this coun-
try was doing hairdressing the
European way, with training
programs and product innova-
tion," said Griffith.
He studied French hairdress-
ing techniques and was among
the first students in America to
study with famous hairdresser
Jacque Dessange in New York
City. Returning to Venice, he had
already decided not to do roller
work, but to concentrate on
Dessange methods, providing all
the services available in a New
York Aveda salon.
The business opened with six


James Griffith and wife, Christine
chairs offering full-service hair-
dressing, facials and esthetician
and nail technician services.
Twenty years later, manager
Heather Moon and her team
operate 25 chairs. Griffith is con-
vinced their success is primarily
because they hire, then train
employees with a two-year
apprenticeship.
Nine years ago the owners
of the Gasparilla Inn on Boca
Grande were expanding and
building a spa. They approached
Griffith to design an Aveda salon.
Today, manager April Whitehead
employs 10 people there.
Four months ago the third
James Griffith Salon opened, on
Clark Road in Sarasota serving
Palmer Ranch, Osprey and 1-75
corridor clients. Manager Nicole
Pepe started with eight employ-
ees and plans to increase to 20.
"It is the No. 1 Aveda salon in
client growth in the state in its
first three months," said Griffith.
Although the clientele contin-
ues to be predominantly women,
men are about 10-15 per cent of
the market. Guys are becoming
more discriminating about the
way they look, said Griffith. He
continues cutting hair daily,
managing the three salons, cre-


ating the vision and coaching
people.
Since starting in 1988, Griffith
has never hired anyone from
other employers. His students
are all trained from ground zero
in the same technique of French
hairdressing by two directors of
education and himself.
"French hairdressing takes the
look of the whole woman from
head to toe, simple, easy simi-
lar to classic style," said Griffith.
Recently he has purchased
the adjoining building. Currently
it houses his offices, storage and
staff yoga classes. He is consider-
ing opening it as Aveda's first
wellness spa with yoga and Tai
Chi instruction, massage and
facials.
Griffith's entrepreneurial career
has turned to developing new
products. The first is a finishing
comb for dry hair. With specially
spaced teeth, it gives smooth,
separated-looking hair without
making it flat. Recently he provid-
ed these combs for hairdressers
at Fashion Week in NewYork City.
Each Christmas for one day
he achieves his secret dream of
being a rock star when the James
Griffith All Star Rock Band per-
forms a special engagement at
the staff appreciation party.
Playing guitar, he is accompa-
nied by his son on bass, his
brother on drums and various
talented staff.
James Griffith salons employ
60 Sarasota County residents,
and the average tenure is 10
years. For the future, he and his
wife intend to grow the newly
opened Sarasota store and pos-
sibly open a second salon there.
He is considering opening a
hairdressing school.
"Cool hair" has for 20 years
been the marketing slogan of
this business success story, and
they continue to serve clients
who came to them in 1988.
"We care," said Griffith.

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Mike Pachota, right, of Sharky's On The Pier, presents a check repre-
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FRIDAY, OCT. 17, 2008


John L. Blackburn
The Rev. Deacon John L.
"Jack" Blackburn, 88, peace-
fully passed away Thursday,
K Oct. 9, 2008, under hos-
pice care, at the home
of his daughter in St.
Petersburg, Fla.
Jack was born Feb. 29,
1920, in Lima, Ohio, to the late
Camilla and Lee Blackburn.
He was awarded a full schol-
arship for basketball and foot-
ball at St. Francis DeSales
College in Toledo, Ohio, where
he met his beloved wife,
Virginia. He enlisted in the
Army Air Corps in June 1941,
and was married during World
War II in Walla Walla, Wash.,
and graduated from the Army
Air Corps Cadet School as a
second lieutenant. He later
attained the rank of lieutenant
colonel before returning to
civilian life, working with the
government in several loca-
tions, which included 14 years
with the U.S. Army at the
Pentagon.
Jack retired in 1974 after 33
years with the government,
returning to Fort Walton
Beach, Fla., and then moved to
Venice, Fla., in 1981 where he
spent 23 years with family and
friends on Venice Beach. Jack
loved spending time with his
family, including his grandchil-
dren and great-grandchildren.
Most important in his life,
along with his family, was his
Catholic faith. After many
years of study, Jack was
ordained a deacon at Epiphany
Cathedral in 1987 by the Most
Rev. John Nevins. He was also a
3rd- and 4th-degree member
of the Knights of Columbus.
Jack is survived by Virginia,
his wife of 65 years. He is also
survived and cherished by a
number of family members
including his brother Bob of
Pinkerington, Ohio; sister
Mary Ann Smith of LaPorte,


Ind.; daughter Jill Claus of
Kent, Wash.; son Jack Jr. of
Melbourne,Fla., son Joe of
Arlington, Va., daughter
Barbara Dilettoso of Elkins,
WVa., daughter Joan Chapman
of St. Petersburg, Fla., and son
Jim of Destin, Fla.; grandchil-
dren Joe Jr.of Lewisville, Colo.,
John L. (Chip) Blackburn III of
Thomas, W.Va., Michele of
Portland, Ore., Steve of
McHenry, Md., Mark of Seattle,
Wash., Dominic of Seattle,
Wash., Jeff of Arlington, Va.,
Sean of Tampa, Fla., and Krista
of Arlington, Va.; great-grand-
children Lenea and Henry of
Lewisville, Colo., and Ty of
Seattle, Wash.; Aunt Ruth; and
nieces and nephews.
To those of you who never
had the opportunity to meet
him personally, as a husband,
father, grandfather, great-
grandfather and brother, Jack
was an extraordinary man
who enriched all our lives, set
the most positive example
and taught us to follow our
dreams. His legacy will live on
for many generations to
come.
Services: A mass, interment
and a celebration of his wonder-
ful life will be held at Epiphany
Cathedral at 1 p.m., Monday,
Oct. 20. Ewing Funeral Home,
Venice, Fla., is in charge of
arrangements.
Contributions: Memorial dona-
tions may be made to Hospice
Foundation of Florida Suncoast,
5771 Roosevelt Blvd.,
Clearwater, FL 33760; or
Epiphany Cathedral School,
316 Sarasota St., Venice, FL
34285.
Bennett G. Brudevold
Bennett G. Brudevold, 91, of
Venice, Fla., passed away
Friday, Oct. 10, 2008.
Bennett was born June 24,
1917, in Douglas, N.D., to the
late Knute and Agnes


OBITUARIES



(Gilbertson) Brudevold. Bennett
retired to Venice in 1984 after
serving over 40 years as a minis-
ter in the New Jersey and
Minnesota conferences of the
United Methodist Church. He
was a member of the Venice-
Nokomis United Methodist
Church, Sons of Norway and the
Venice-Gondoliers Barbershop
Chorus, and he was a Rotarian.
Survivors include sons
Duane of Hermiston, Ore., and
Keith of Salem, Ore.; daughters
Jean Brudevold of Venice and
Susan Willingham of Smyrna,
Ga.; brother Oscar of San
Antonio, Texas; sisters Ruth
Beattie of Whitewater, Wis.,
and Blanche Mathre of La
Quinta, Calif.; 10 grandchil-
dren; and six great-grandchil-
dren.
The Rev. Brudevold was pre-
ceded in death by his beloved
wife of51 years, Helen; daughter
Karen; son Steven; granddaugh-
ter Elizabeth; grandson Eric;
and great-grandson Cameron.
Services: Funeral services will
be held on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 2
p.m. at Venice-Nokomis United
Methodist Church, Nokomis, Fla.
Ewing Funeral Home is in
charge.
Contributions: In lieu of flow-
ers, donations can be made to
Venice-Nokomis United
Methodist Church, 208 Palm
Avenue, Nokomis, Fl 34275; or
The Venice Gondoliers
Barbershop Chorus, Box 641,
Venice, Fl 34284-0641.
Sherie Ann Hamlin
Sherie Ann Hamlin, 52, of
Venice, Fla., passed away Oct.
10, 2008, after a courageous
battle with cancer. She was
born in Manistee, Mich., on
Aug. 26, 1956, to Charles and
Kay Hiipakka.
Sherie lived many years of
contentment and loved the
joys of family and friends,
kayaking, and being on the


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beach with a
smile larger
Jthan life. She
Swill be deeply
missed by all.
Sherie leaves
behind her fiance
Robert Comeau;
children, Kelly
Hamlin Wilson, Jennifer
Skocelas and
Katie Hamlin; grandson, Nickolas;
parents, Charles and Kay
Hiipakka; brothers, Jerry
(Linda) Whitmer and Charlie
(Amber) Hiipakka; sisters, Linda
Bjorkquist, Bobette (Gilbert)
O'osterink and Margo (Shawn)
Gillespie; numerous nieces and
nephews, and many friends
who will all miss her.
Service: A Celebration of Life
party for Sherie will be held
from 6 to 9 p.m., Sunday, Oct.
26, 2008, at the home of Becci
Saporito, 2148 Mississippi
Ave., Englewood, FL 34224.
Lemon Bay Funeral Home,
Venice Chapel is caring for
arrangements.
Vernon T. Nephew
Vernon T. Nephew, age 91, of
Nokomis, Fla., passed away on
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008.
He was born on July 31,
1917, in Ashkum, Ill. He was a
manufacturing engineer and
retired in 1980. He moved to
Nokomis in 1983 from Spring
Lake, Mich. He was a member


of Elks Lodge 1854, a third-
degree member of the Knights
of Columbus and a member of
THE Venice Power Squadron,
all in Venice. He was a member
of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Catholic Church in Osprey, Fla.
He is survived by his wife of
70 years, Guinevere C. Nephew
of Nokomis; two daughters,
Mary Jo (Carl) Nass of Nokomis
and Grand Haven, Mich., and
Jeanne Reeb of Kenosha, Wis.;
and a brother, Randall Nephew
of Danforth, Ill. He also leaves
behind four grandchildren and
six great-grandchildren.
Services: Visitation will be
held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday,
Oct. 19, at Farley Funeral
Home, Venice, with a Scripture
Service at 3:30 p.m. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be held at
10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 20, at
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Catholic Church in Osprey.
Burial will be private at Venice
Memorial Gardens. Farley
Funeral Home in Venice,
Florida is handling the arrange-
ments. To send condolences
visit www.farleyfuneralhome.
com.
Contributions: Memorial dona-
tions may be made to Our Lady
of Mount Carmel Catholic
Church, 838 South Tamiami
Trail, Osprey, FL 34229; or
American Cancer Society, 2801
Fruitville Road, Suite 250,
Sarasota, FL 34237.


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FRIDAY
OCT. 17, 2008 SPORTS


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


GOLF RESULTS


MYAKKA PINES GOLF CLUB
Oct. 6
Men's Day (hot dog scramble): 1. 59 Norm
Brown, Dick Marker, Fred Melquist, Dan Watson; 2.
60 Charlie Burke, Howard Cheek, Roy Rossetti,
Paul O'Brien; 3.61 Hager Blair, Dick Henry, Norm
Clark, Joe Vukovich.

CALUSA LAKES GOLF CLUB
Sept. 23
Niners (1-2-1 on R-W-Y): T1. -5 Donna
Smolenski, Diane Kendall, Georgie Ann Fedako,
Lorraine Meudt; T1. -5 Janice Bartner, Barbara
Hayden, Helen Fender, proxy.
Sept. 30
WGA (1-2-1 on R-W-Y): T1. -12 Amy Chan, Linda
Hansen, Priscilla Derrenbacker, proxy; T1. -12 -
Joyce Korinek, Michelle Guido, Susie Bofinger, Dolly
Welter.
Oct. 7
WGA (2 BB O, S, E & N, 1 BB others): T1.-13 -
Amy Chan, Joan Cheesman, Dolly Welter, proxy; T1. -
13 Marcia Curtiss, Joen Hofelich, Helen Holloway,
Mary Samples; T1. -13 Michelle Guido, Patricia
Rule, Allene Kilpatrick, proxy.
Niners (2 BB O, S, E & N, 1 BB others): 1. -4 -
Charlotte Ressa, Judy Hellstrom, Georgie Ann
Fedako, Bonnie Clark; 2. -3 Donna Smolenski,
Diane Kendall, Helen Fender, Norma Garard.
Oct. 8
All Stars (QP): 1. +25 Steve Martin, Tom Milazzo,
Andy Anderson, Paul Meredith; T2. +22 Ed Roarty,
Bob Taphouse, Sam Colavita, George Vogt; T2. +22
- Guy Conkey, Dan Watson, Joe Vukovich.

LAKE VENICE GOLF CLUB
Sept. 26
MGA (QP): Class A: 1. Bill Crosier +4; 2. Tom Mahern
+1; 3. Mike Tomanio E. Class B: 1. Jim Smith +2; 2.
Earl Legge E; 3. Ken Onstott -2. Class C: 1. Andy
Katsanis +4; 2. Randy Pait +3; 3. Jack Pritchard E.
Class D: 1. John Galloway +8; 2. Dave DeJohn +3; 3.
Cort Hobbs +2.
Sept. 29
Monday Group (QP): 1. +8 John Covert, Dan
Kilbane, Bim Wilder, proxy; 2. -1 Don Hummel, Al
Rockey, Nick Blackwell, Tony Moreira. Individuals -
Tony Moreira +8; Bim Wilder +6; Gary Snyder +5; Neil
Clauser +4.
Oct. 1
Women's 18H (low putts): Class A: 1. Freda Miller
30; Poppy McDonald 31. Class B: 1. Jean WHite 30;
2. Jeannette Wilder 31; 3. Helen Burnell 32. Class C:
1. Evelyn Neal 30; 2. Grace Babcock 32.
Ladies 9H (omit par 5s): Flight A: 1. Maria Lytton 29;
2. Ruth Tacy 30; 3. Dot Henderson 33. Flight B: 1.
Jeannie Crosier 28; 2. Dot Hakman 33; 3. Carol
Cerwinski 34. Flight C: 1. Ann Morgan 35; 2. Lucille
Steen 36; 3. Ann Morris 39.
Oct. 6
Monday Group (QP): 1. -1 Bob Copas, Bim
Wilder, Pete Budway, Gerry Chascin; 2. -7 Don
Hummel, John Covert, Noel Michals. Individuals -
Bob Copas +7; Al Rockey +3; Bim Wilder +1; Dan
Kilbane +1; Noel Michals +1.
Oct. 8
Ladies 9H (tee to green): Flight A: 1. Maria Lytton
25; 2. Dot Henderson 28; JoAnne Gentry 30. Flight B:
1. Dot DeJohn 29; 2. Dot Hakman 32; 3. Dee Allain
34. Flight C: 1. Lucille Steen 36; 2. Jan Staut 37; 3.
Mary Roberts 38.
Women's 18H (BB): 1. 65 Sandy White, Diane
Jerome; 2. 67 Lois Middleton, Nancy Taylor; 3. 68
- Freda Miller, Jean White; 4. 70 Ruth Dimlich,
Eileen Ashley.

THE VENICE GOLF
AND COUNTRY CLUB
Sept. 27
MGA BlueTee (2 BB of 4): 1. 133 Jeff Belding,
Tom Robinson, Marlow Severin, Mike Trimble.
MGA White Tee (2 BB of 4): 1. 121 Wayne
Andersen, Arnold Brodsky, George Goetz, Rudy
Hutter.
Oct. 1
MGA, White Tee (3 BB of 4 SF): Flight 1: 1. 125-
Bob Kinder, Sam Till, J.D. Powers, Ernie Spangler.
Flight 2: 1. 133 Mort Sinkoff, Bill Mathis, Ed Puchy
Bill Skaggs.
Oct. 4
MGA, Blue Tee (1G + 2N): 1. 215 Mike Liddell,
Marlow Severin, Hal Loud, J.D. Powers.
MGA, White Tee (2 BB of 4): 1. 127 Joe
D'Agostino, Jay Hartman, Bruce Martyn, Sam Zehner.
Oct. 6
WGA 9H (blind 6 holes): T1. Betty Gibney 21; T1.
Muriel Diohep 21; T1. Marion Bell 21.
Oct. 8
Hole in One: Richard Gupta, 181-yard four-iron on
No. 11. Witnessed by Mike Lane, Don McCluskey and
Hal Loud.
MGA, Blue Tee (QP): 1. Hal Loud +7; 2. Richard
Gupta -1; 3. Al Zappala -1.
MGA, White Tee (QP): Flight 1: 1. Jim Cameron +5;
2. Jim Manwaring +3. Flight 2: 1. Bob Keiller +3; 2.
Russ Duffey +2. Flight 3: T1. Joe Orzechowski +3; T1.
Jerry Reardon +3; T1. Bill Skaggs +3.
MGA, BlackTee (1 BB of 3): 1.29 Gerry
Brielmaier, Fred Kistler, Ron Neal.



SPORTS BRIEFS
Girls basketball boosters
The Venice High School girls basketball
boosters are holding an organizational
meeting Oct. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the VHS
North Gymnasium. Parents, grandpar-
ents, alumni and any member of the
Venice community are welcome.
Girls basketball tryouts
Tryouts for the Venice High School girls
basketball team will be held October 27-
28. Daily preseason conditioning is cur-
rently being held at VHS from 5-7 p.m.
Visit www.vhshoops.com for more infor-
mation.
Senior basketball
Senior basketball leagues are starting
their ninth season in Sarasota County.
Games (15 in the season) will be played
Monday nights inVenice beginning Dec. 1.


Practice will take place on Thursdays.
Players interested in participating in
the 50+ or 60+ leagues should call Wes
Meltzer at 488-2803.


Venice 2-0 in tough five-game stretch


BY TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR


Two down, three to go.
The Venice High School volleyball
team took down Winter Springs High
School 25-9, 23-25, 25-17, 18-25, 15-11
Wednesday in the Teepee. It was their
second win in a stretch of five matches
against quality opponents.
"That's the second match of the mur-
derous five," Venice head coach Brian
Wheatley said. "I'm glad we pulled it out
in five. We had our ups and downs, but
the important thing was to get that W."
Venice (15-7) swept Gainesville PK.
Yonge Developmental Research School
last week in the first of the "murderous
five." The Indians host Tampa Preparatory
School Friday at 7 p.m. before closing
out the regular season with Berkeley
Preparatory and Fort Myers High
schools next week.
It appeared that Winter Springs (18-6)
never got off the bus in the first game.
Venice jumped out to a 10-1 lead behind
the service of sophomore Autumn Duyn
(6 kills, 12 digs, 1 ace). They cruised to a
25-9 win.
The Bears committed 13 unforced
errors in the game. They committed only
20 more through the following four
games.
"We warned our team that that was not
the team that came here to play us
tonight," Wheatley said. "(Winter Springs)
got their stuff together and decided to get
in the match."
Winter Springs, which qualified for
the Class 6A state finals in 2003 and has
competed in the postseason in seven of
the last eight seasons, battled back in
game two. The Bears took an early 5-1
lead as Venice committed three unforced
errors and junior Sarah Roemer served
up five straight points for the Bears,
including one ace.
Venice took the lead at 12-11, but a
pair of aces by freshman Monica Lowe
helped Winter Springs to a 17-14 lead.
The Bears took a game-point lead at 24-
20, but kills by sophomore Payton
Herschberger and junior Emily Daniels


SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.com
Coach Brian Wheatley gives Dorothy Rahal a pep talk during Wednesday night's game
against the Winter Springs Bears.


(12 kills, 2 blocks, 22 digs) led Venice in a
comeback that fell short at 25-23.
Game three saw five lead changes in
the first 13 points, but after an ace by
Jillian Allen (7 kills, 4 blocks, 16 digs, 4
aces) put Venice up 11-6, there was no
turning back. Junior Whitney Steranko (7
kills, 3 blocks, 2 aces) ledVenice down the
stretch with two kills and two blocks.
Credit junior setter Taylor Capasso (36
assists, 19 digs, 2 aces) for feeding the
middles effectively in this match. Capasso
spread the ball to both outside and mid-
dle hitters and five players wound up with
six or more kills. That gives the Indians
more options on offense.
"Taylor was trying to feed our middles.
Our pass was definitely there tonight,"
Wheatley said.
Venice led only briefly in game four
before the Bears won 25-18.
Game five saw another block by
Steranko and a pair of kills and a block by
Daniels, but Dorothy Rahal (14 kills, 12
digs, 2 aces) was the key to victory.


Capasso repeatedly set the Marshall
University-bound junior, and she
responded with three kills that put
Venice up 8-5, 10-7 and 11-9. Steranko
got the final kill of the night to give the
Indians the match.
"We haven't necessarily hit our peak,
but we're trying to get there in the next
couple of matches," Wheatley said. "Our
regular season is coming to an end."
Prime time
With no football this week in Venice,
the volleyball team gets the rare opportu-
nity to play in the prime-time Friday
night slot.
The Indians take on Tampa Prep
Friday at 7 p.m. in the Teepee. The
Terrapins defeated Venice in five games
back in September.
The Terps have claimed 15 state titles
dating back to 1980 with their most
recent coming in 2004.

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Indians ready to open up the offense


BY TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR


Venice High School junior
Justin Grant lines up wide to
the right side of the field.
Junior quarterback Trey
Burton hits him in stride
down the sideline. Grant
makes a move, crosses mid-
field and stops.
He turns around, tosses
the ball to one of the coach-
es and heads back to run it
again. It's only practice.
Grant is one of a handful
of Indians that haven't seen
much action on offense. He
has just five receptions in six
games. He's also caught two
touchdown passes and is
averaging 31.6 yards per
catch.
Senior wideout Robert
Fordham is in the same
boat. The 6-foot-2 receiver
has just seven receptions,
but they go for about 28
yards a piece. Fordham and
Grant, along with sopho-
more Josh Boyle (6 recep-
tions, 196 yards, 2 TDs) don't
get the ball much because
the need just hasn't present-
ed itself.
Venice (6-0) has outscored
its first six opponents 214-58.
Nobody has come within
four touchdowns of the
Indians since Braden River
Sept. 12. That's all about to
change.
The Indians face Charlotte
High School on the road Oct.
24 in a clash of the unbeat-
ens. Now is the time to pull
out all the stops.
"We're going to try and
spread the ball around to
Justin Grant and Robert
Fordham," Venice head coach
John Peacock said. "We've
had to pull off a little (in earli-
er games). It's going to be fun
to get a team where we can
run our stuff."
Grant, who is the Indians'
starting free safety on
defense, doesn't complain
that he doesn't get the ball.


He's happy with any role he
can take to help the team.
"I'm really a defensive
player, but I do what I can on
offense," he said. "I want to
(get more touches), for sure.
If it's going to help us out to
win, of course."
Bye-week bug
Peacock said about 12
players are under the weath-
er this week. It couldn't have
come at a better time.
"This is a great week for
us to have a bye week
because everyone's sick, for
one," he said. "Hopefully
they can get over it and next
week we'll be able to get our
legs back."
Sophomore defensive end
Clay Burton sat out Thurs-
day's practice. Senior offen-
sive tackle Mike Lopez also
missed practice with an
unspecified injury. Lopez fin-
ished practice Wednesday
without any apparent injuries.

Burton, Archer
on defense?
Venice's star quarterback
first made a name for him-
self as a freshman defensive
back. Last year he played a
good bit at the position,
along with fellow future star
Dri Archer.
The senior tailback and
junior quarterback spent
more time than usual work-
ing with the first-team
defense Thursday. It makes
sense for them to get ready
now.
Charlotte (6-0) has an
efficient, if not high-flying
passing attack. Quarterback
Kyle Midgett completes 65
percent of his passes and
averages about 135 yards per
game. Will Venice's quarter-
back be needed to defend
the Tarpons'?
"They're going to be ready
to go. I don't know if we'll put
them in or what, but they will
be ready to play," Peacock
said. "I don't foresee it, I think


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SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.com
Robert Fordham, center, leads the pack in a running drill during
Thursday's practice.


our corners are playing fine
... I don't foresee it, but we've
just got to prepare."
Junior varsity perfect
Even without starting
quarterback A.J. Rotella,
who was out with mononu-
cleosis, the junior varsity
team remained unbeaten
with a 21-7 win over North
Port High School Thursday.
Quarterback Cameron
Alarcon, who practiced at
quarterback just once this
week, struggled early but
righted the ship for the sec-
ond half. Alarcon threw an
interception in the first
quarter that North Port
returned 54 yards for a
touchdown.
Venice's Joey Gaither
returned the favor with an
interception to set up an 11-
yard touchdown run by Wes
Ojeda early in the second
quarter.
Alarcon put Venice up 14-
7 on a 1-yard run in the
third. He later put the game
out of reach with a 33-yard
pass to Gaither in the fourth
quarter.
North Port managed just
87 yards of offense, but 67 of


that came against a prevent
defense in the fourth. Venice
put up more than 200 yards
of offense.
The Indians (5-0) are now
on a 10-game winning streak
dating back to the third
game of last season.
"It's about instilling a win-
ning tradition for the pro-
gram," Venice assistant ath-
letic director and head JV
coach Pete Dombroski said.
Freshmen, too
For the third time in as
many games, Venice run-
ning back Jihad Williams
took it to the house on the
first play. It only got worse
for North Port High School
as the Indians pounded
them 56-0 Wednesday night.
Williams finished with
four touchdowns, all of them
in the first half. Quarterback
Zach Flerlage added another
two first-half scores to give
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Deputy DUI
A Sarasota County Sher-
iff's Office deputy was
arrested early Saturday
morning on charges of DUI
after an off-duty officer
reported him to authori-
ties.
A police report states
Shawn J. Lally, 28, reached
speeds of more than 100
mph on Interstate 75 when
he nearly collided with an
off-duty deputy who was
on her way home. The off-
duty deputy called for
backup and followed Lally
as he exited 1-75 onto
Jacaranda Boulevard.
Lally said he was on his
way home from a wedding
and that he had not been
drinking. Lally refused to
take a sobriety test. He was
released on a $500 bond.
Teacher DUI
The Florida Highway
Patrol arrested Wilkinson
Elementary School teacher
Andrea Spritzer on charges
of DUI with property dam-
age Saturday night in the
2100 block of U.S. 41 in
Venice.
According to the FHP
Spritzer was traveling
south in the northbound
lane of U.S. 41 in a 2003
Volkswagen at about 9 p.m.
When she realized she was
traveling on the wrong side
of the road, she attempted
to turn into a driveway
from the inside lane to turn
around when she collided


with a 1990 Ford pickup
traveling in the opposite
direction.
The driver of the pickup
was transported to Venice
Regional Medical Center,
where he was treated for
minor injuries.
Police said Spritzer's
blood-alcohol content was
.223 at the time of her
arrest, nearly three times
the legal limit of intoxica-
tion.
Venice Police
Department arrests
Chris E Jordan, 39,
1400 block The Rialto
Circle, Venice. Charge: dri-
ving with a suspended
license. Bond: $2,000.
Ferdinand A. Marino,
34, 200 block S. Aquila St.,
Nokomis. Charge: posses-
sion of cocaine. Bond:
$1,000.
Mario C. Blackbull, 22,
6000 block Sooner St.,
North Port. Charges: pos-
session of a controlled sub-
stance, DUI, driving with a
suspended license. Bond:
$1,750.
Joseph S. Goslin, 41,
300 block Center Road,
Venice. Charge: DUI with
.20 or higher or having a
passenger under 18 years
of age. Bond: $1,000.
Hector M. Hernandez,
31, 400 block Armada St.,
Venice. Charge: aggravated
battery with great bodily
harm. Bond: none.
Jose D. Morales, 35,200


N. Sierra St., Nokomis.
Charges: criminal mischief
more than $1,000, domes-
tic battery. Bond: none.
Amanda Pepi, 21, 300
block Base Ave., Venice.
Charge: domestic battery.
Bond: none.
Matthew A. Foos, 18,
1400 block Olympia Road,
Venice. Charge: contribut-
ing to the delinquency of a
minor. Bond: $120.
Joshua S. Kern, 20,
5600 block Viola Road,
Venice. Charge: driving
with a suspended license.
Bond: $250.

Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office
arrests
Joseph P Lynch, 51,400
block Patton St., Nokomis.
Charge: aggravated battery.
Bond: none.
Michael Maggio, 46,
200 block Morningside
Drive, Venice. Charge:
felony criminal mischief.
Bond: $1,000.
Jeffery M. Lahtinen, 42,
4700 block Rainbow Road,
Venice. Charge: out-of-
county warrant. Bond:
none.
Douglas W McMillan,
49, 1600 block West Ne-
ponsit Drive, Venice.
Charge: contempt. Bond:
none.
Rusty L. Miller, 36, 100
block Charles Drive, No-
komis. Charge: DUI, DUI
.15 or higher or having a


passenger under 18. Bond:
$1,500.
Lynda Quick, 49, 200
block Washington Ave.,
Osprey Charge: DUI.
Bond: $500.
Steven A. Deming, 18,
300 block Orange Grove
Ave., Nokomis. Charges:
DUI, no valid driver
license. Bond: $1,000.
Dawn Gandall, 46,
4700 block Marlin Road,
Venice. Charge: violation of
probation. Bond: none.
Victor V Martinez, 30,
500 block Briarwood Road,
Venice. Charges: sexual
battery, obstructing an offi-
cer without violence, con-
tempt. Bond: $51,250.
Suzanne M. Mayhew,
41, 200 block Sierra St.,
Nokomis. Charges: viola-
tion of probation (three
counts). Bond: none.
Brian S. Phillips, 25,
6100 block Pheasant Road,
Venice. Charge: burglary of
an unoccupied structure.
Bond: $10,000.
Andrea Waggoner, 25,
homeless, Venice. Charge:
petit theft. Bond: $120.
Robert K. Barkau, 26,
1200 block Cypress Ave.,
Venice. Charge: out-of-
state fugitive warrant.
Bond: none.
Stephen D. Clement,
44, 1200 block Laurel
Street, Venice. Charge: bat-
tery. Bond: $750.
Kathleen M. Hibnick,
500 block Granada Ave.,
Venice. Charge: DUI .15 or


higher. Bond: $1,000.
Alvin C. Reinhardt Jr.,
32,1600 blockWest Nepon-
sit Drive, Venice. Charge:
uttering forged bills,
checks, drafts or notes (four
counts). Bond: $20,000.
Scott W Reese, 39, 100
block Palm Ave., Nokomis.
Charge: violation of proba-
tion. Bond: none.
Ivan S. Shabunin, 23,
100 block Rutland Road,
Venice. Charge: driving
with a revoked license
(habitual offender). Bond:
$2,000.
Kenneth L. Walker, 400
block Buena Vista Drive,
Nokomis. Charge: DUI
with .15 or higher. Bond:
$1,000.
Sarasota Police
Department arrest
Gary L. Large, 45, 1300
block South Falcon Road,
Venice. Charge: curbside
drinking. Bond: $120.
Jory L. Stephensvicens,
19, 1300 block Karen Drive,
Venice. Charge: contempt.
Bond: $10,000.
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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
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Description of Property: 1142-25-8128 LOT 28
BLK 2581 51ST ADD TO PORT CHARLOTTE
Name in which the Dropertv 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
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Sarasota County, Florida
By: E. Wenstad, Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: SEPTEMBER 26,
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Clarke hopes to defeat incumbent


BY ANNE
KLOCKENKEMPER
STAFF WRITER


Republican Donna
Clarke is taking on an
incumbent, Democrat Bar-
bara Ford-Coates, to be-
come Sarasota County's next
tax collector.
Clarke, 62, who served in
the state House of Repre-
sentatives from 2000-06 and
ran unsuccessfully for
Congress in 2006, said the
idea was first suggested to
her last fall.
"That's when I started
investigating what the tax
collector actually does," she
said. 'And there was a rumor
that Barbara Ford-Coates
was going to retire."
She said most taxpayers
really don't know what the
tax collector does or could
do.


"They have the ability to
communicate what positive
changes can be made to
help out the folks in the
county," she said.
Some of those changes
could be optional payment
plans one, a homestead
tax deferment plan for
seniors 65 and older already
exists or other alternatives
for those struggling in the
current economic climate.
"Maybe people can't pay
everything on time, and
state law dictates what the
penalties are going to be. But
if we don't collect, that's
more expensive for the tax-
payers," she said. "We have
to be proactive rather than
reactive."
Tax collectors offices also
offer other services, includ-
ing selling boating and hunt-
ing licenses. Others offer dri-
ver license services.


"It was learning about all
the different options that got
me really fired up," Clark
said.
She has also learned a lot
by talking to people while
campaigning.
"That's exciting for me,
the potential to connectwith
the community and with
Tallahassee to understand
what the needs are," Clarke
said, adding that North Port
needs its own tax collector's
office.
If elected, Clarke hopes to
bring positive change to the
tax collector's office.
"Sometimes you just
need fresh eyes," she said.
Currently Clarke is an
adjunct mathematics pro-
fessor at Manatee Com-
munity College. Her parents
live in Fort Myers, and she
has one grandson and one
granddaughter.


Ford-Coates seeks re-election


BY ANNE
KLOCKENKEMPER
STAFF WRITER


Barbara Ford-Coates has
been the Sarasota County tax
collector since 1984. At 60,
she's up for re-election yet
again Nov. 4.
Ford-Coates, a Democrat,
said she decided to seek re-
election because there are
manychallenges ahead she'd
like to meet.
Ford-Coates said a lot has
changed during the 24 years
she's been in office.
"Technology is the biggest
change," she said. "If you're
talking about years ago,
everything was on paper. We
had to type up the tax bills -
it was another century."
She said the Intemet and
computers have made pro-
cessing information easier.


"Using electronic means
to transfer funds makes it
more efficient," she said.
She thinks more efficien-
cies are possible, however.
Changes Ford-Coates she'd
like to tackle if re-elected
include providing driver
license services at all offices;
accepting additional credit
cards; opening a fourth
office, in North Port; possibly
mailing local business tax
renewals for the cities, thus
providing one notice for the
business and saving cities
money; pilotingaprocessfor
electronic billing of property
taxes; and upgrading and
expanding the Web site,
www.SarasotaTaxCol-
lector.com.
In 1988 and 1992, Ford-
Coates was re-elected with
the highest vote count of any
candidate on the county bal-


lot. She was re-elected in
1996,2000 and 2004 without
opposition.
This time around, she is
running against Republican
Donna Clarke.
Ford-Coates said having
an opponent is actually ben-
eficial.
"Having to campaign is
definitely an advantage," she
said. "It gives me more
opportunities to talk to the
public, and every opportuni-
ty I have to talk with some-
one who uses our services is
the chance to make an
improvement."
She has been married to
Brian Ford-Coates since
1972, and their family in-
cludes seven daughters,
three sons-in-law and nine
grandchildren.
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SIGN LANGUAGE: KEY TO RELIEVING TO


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BY BROOKY BROWN
PROJECTS EDITOR


Toddlers are signing in Venice. A recent Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Baby Rhyme and Sign Time class had some 40 parents, babies and toddlers partici-
pating.
"The goal of the program is to teach caregivers and their children (signing) so they
can communicate with one another before the baby talks," said Nancy Velazquez,
youth librarian.
Sheila Kaufer, senior youth librarian, said the program started with a grant
through Target to purchase toys and resource books.
"Then youth librarian Ann Coleman had a background in sign language, so it was
her idea to start Baby Rhyme and Sign Time," Kaufer said.
Velazquez has changed and advanced the original program. She is usually
assisted by Karen Pestana, a library customer service representative, but when
Pestana isn't there, Kaufer helps out.
BeeBo Bear is the star of the program. The big brown bear signs words and
songs with yellow gloves on his paws whenVelazaquez slips her arms through the
puppet's arm sleeves.
"BeeBo teaches the children five or six signs a week," she said.
"The children are mesmerized by his yellow hands."
BeeBo's program is 12 weeks long and continues over and
over at the library.
"Even if you come in the middle of the program,"
Velazaquez said, "you'll still get all of the signs."


Relieving frustration
Learning those signs is all important when small children
can only point and whine or scream or cry for what they want.
"It's hard to figure out what they want when they can't talk,"
said Kathy Tuberville, who takes her 15-month-old daughter
Tess to the class. "She signs 'more' and 'all done,' and she's met
great little friends." Tuberville said she's made some wonderful
friends with other mothers in the group as well.
Lisa Lightner agreed.
She moved to the area one month before her
daughter Gigi Chipley was born and has found the
class to be a great place to make friends.
"Nancy is really good and all of


the moms are great," Lightner
said. "It's wonderful because of
what you're learning, but it's
great for the moms, too. It was a
life saver for me."
Teaching severe and pro-
foundly mentally retarded
children as well as children
with autism taught Lightner
that communication is key
for kids.


Right, Jack Cady signs "eat"
to his mother Jessica Cady
as she prepares to put him in
his high chair.


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"We use a lot of sign language with them and it eliminates a lot of
behavior problems," she said.
She began taking Gigi to Baby Rhyme and Sign Time when she was
about 3 months old.
'"At 9 months she most consistently signed 'finished' in church,"
Lightner said.
Kate Sherknus also is a special education teacher. She's been taking
her son Joseph to the class since he was 5 months old. He is now 17 months
old.
S "I wanted Joseph to learn signing to augment his communication to
relieve his frustration," she said. "He signs 'more,' 'diaper,' 'milk,' 'duck,' and
his newest sign is 'more please.' "
Jessica Cady began taking her 15-month-old son Jack to the class


Please see SIGN, 5B

Top, Joseph Sherknus signs "more please" as he sits at
the table with his mother Kate.
Middle left, Katie signs the alphabet at home. She helps
teach her younger brother Nicholas to sign words he's
learned in the Baby Rhyme and Sign Time class at the
Jacaranda Public Library.
Middle right, Karen Pestana and Nancy Velazquez, the
human stars of Baby Rhyme and Sign Time at the
Jacaranda library.


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Bottom right, Lisa Lightner and her daughter
Gigi Chipley practice signing during the Baby
Rhyme and Sign Time class at the Jacaranda
library.
Bottom middle, Nancy Velazquez signs words
through BeeBo Bear as a toddler gets up close
and personal with the bear in the Baby Rhyme
and Sign Time class at the Frances T Bourne
Jacaranda Public Library.
Bottom left, Nicholas Cominotti practices sign-
ing "more" as he sits on his mother Diane's lap.


The Baby Rhyme and Sign Time class meets at the Jacaranda library, 4143,
Woodmere Park Blvd. The class is held Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and is geared for babies
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careers in technology from successful
women in the field. Free event sponsored
by TechHouse, Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast
Florida and CommunityYouth Develop-
ment includes lunch and door prizes.
Call: 922-5126
Link: www.cydonline.org
Tinsel and Treasures Gift Mart
When: Friday-Saturday, Oct. 17-18
Where: Sarasota Municipal Auditorium
Notes: Proceeds go to the Child Abuse
Prevention Center.
Cost: $5 admission.
Link: www.jlsarasota.org
Art reception
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Where: Venice Art Center, 390 S. No-
komis Ave.
Notes: Reception opens the Abstract
Exhibition. Refreshments will be served;
community is invited. Abstract Exhi-
bition runs through Nov. 1 in the Main
Gallery. An acrylic abstract exhibit by
Linda Larich will be displayed in the Solo
Gallery. Free
Link: www.veniceartcenter.com
Fundraiser sale
When: Oct. 17-18
Where: The Dome, State Road 776
Notes: Proceeds go to the nonprofit orga-
nization of Venetian Harmony Chorus,
Sweet Adelines International for senior
citizens and a high school senior for
music education.
Link: www.venetianharmony.org
Call: 480-1480
Kaleidoscope of the Arts
Time: 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: Dearborn Street, Englewood
Notes: Evening of performances, art
demonstrations, dance, comedians and
jazz; kickoff at Lemon Bay Playhouse at
5 p.m.
Call: 475-1927
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
resources to help develop an employ-
ment plan.
Cost: $8 nonmember donation; $5 mem-
ber donation
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 re-
quired; 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 Wood-
mere 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 South Tamiami Trail, Venice
Notes: Discuss "The Untethered Soul" by
Michael Singer with a supportive group.
Free
Call: 408-7442
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. 18
Tinsel and Treasures Gift Mart
Where: Sarasota Municipal Auditorium
Notes: Proceeds go to the Child Abuse
Prevention Center.
Cost: $5 admission.
Link: www.jlsarasota.org
Halloween magic show
Date: Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 19, 2 p.m.
Where: Lemon Bay Playhouse, 96 W
Dearborn St., Englewood
Notes: Thrills, magic and illusions for
those ages 6 and older.
Cost: $15 adults; $10 students
Call: 475-6756
Link: www.lemonbayplayhouse.com
Octoberfest
Time: 7-11 p.m.
Where: SouthVenice Yacht Club
Notes: Music by Bill Millner Trio. Reserve
with Sonja.
Cost: $10 members; $15 nonmembers
Call: 497-2692
Beethoven: Angry Revolutionary
Time: 8 p.m.
Where: Sarasota Opera House, 61 N.
Pineapple Ave., Sarasota
Notes: Hear the story; experience the
music. Artistic Director Leif Bjaland will
play narrator and conductor.
Cost: Single tickets range from $25 to
$47.
Call: 953-3434
Link: www.SarasotaOrchestra.org
Animal adoptathon
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 8451
Bee Ridge
Road, Roth-
enbach Park,
east of 1-75
Notes: Un-
precedented
numbers of
dogs and cats COURTESY PHOTO
are ending up
at Sarasota County Animal Services
Shelter due to area citizens enduring
hardships and making it hard to keep
their pets. The county shelter is full.
Sarasota Defense of Animals and the
Sheriff's Animal Services is sponsoring
"Come Fall in Love at our Adoptathon."
Reduced adoption fees are available.
Call: 924-2505 or 485-3388
Link: www.sdasarasota.com

Suncoast Humane Society
Thrift Store sale
Where: 656 South Tamiami Trail, The
Rialto, Venice
Notes: A 20 percent sale on donated
merchandise to help animals in Venice;
meet animals seeking a "furever" home.
Call: 480-9811

Women on Water
Time: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Where: MarineMax, 1485 South
Tamiami Trail, Venice
Notes: Women on Water class is design-


ed to get women behind the wheel and
enjoying boating. The class size is 10.
Free
Call: 485-3388
Recipe for Happiness
Time: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: Selby Auditorium, University of
South Florida, 8350 North Tamiami Trail
Notes: Join motivational speaker Lynn
MacDonald, chefJudi Gallagher and
others for educational and fun-filled
seminars to benefit Girls Inc. Choose five
of 24 offerings.
Cost: $60, includes lunch, seminars and
gift bags
Call: Patti Eisemann 366-6646, ext. 211
Link: www.girlsincsrq.org/news/
happiness-coming-oct- 18th/27/

Ballroom dancing
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Where: Gotta Dance Studio, 303 South
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
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: Saturdays 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.
Cost: $8
Call: 485-4748


Pups at the Point
Time: 9 a.m.-noon
Where: Historic Spanish Point, 337
North Tamiami Trail, Osprey
Notes: Historic Spanish Point and the
Humane Society of Sarasota County wel-
come well-behaved, leashed dogs. Dogs
must be up to date on shots, dog-friend-
ly and not in heat.
Cost: $9 for adults, $3 for ages 6-12 and
free for 6 and younger and dogs.
Call: HSP 966-5214; HSSC, 955-4131
Link: historicspanishpoint.org or
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with goodies. Cars parked in the church
parking lot will have goodies in decorat-
ed trunks and tailgates for the children.
Games and hayrides are planned.
Call: 485-1314


raffles, refreshments.
Cost: $10 in advance; $15 at door
Call: 776-5843
Link: www.POPSExtras.org
Children First fashion show
RSVP: Oct. 21
Date: Oct. 28
Time: 10:45 a.m. registration
Where: Caspersen Beach, enjoy fashions
and lunch under a tent.
Notes: Sharky's on the Pier hosts Flip
Flops & Fashion luncheon and fashion
show to benefit Children First.
Cost: $40
Call: Angie, 953-5507, ext. 124
Halloween spooktacular
Date: Oct. 25
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Where: Borders Book Store, 3800 South
Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
Notes: Costume contest, story telling,
games, ghost stories by Kim Cool, author
of"Ghost Stories ofVenice Old & New"
Call: 366-7970
Democrat luncheon
Date: Oct. 25
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Where: United Church of Christ, Naar
Hall, 620 Shamrock Blvd., Venice
Notes: Monthly meeting
Call: 474-1551
Fall rummage sale
Date: Oct. 25
Time: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis Women's Club,
200 North Harbor Drive, Venice
Notes: Proceeds go to community ser-
vice, scholarships and club projects.
Call: 486-1253
Festival
Date: Oct. 25
Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Venice Gardens Civic Center, 406
Shamrock Blvd., Venice
Notes: Events include free bounce house,
dunk tank, face painting for kids; busi-
ness and nonprofit information available
and door prizes, raffles and refreshments.
Call: 497-3098
Feral cat day
Date: Oct. 25
Time: 11 a.m.
Where: Centennial Park Gazebo, Venice
Ave., Venice
Notes: Walk to Venice Beach and back.
Preregister. Participants receive T-shirt,
refreshments and prizes. All donations go
to help the community's cats and to spay
and neuter feral cats. Sponsored byVen-
ice Cat Coaliton, Key West Cat Society,
Feral Friends and The Cat House.
Cost: $25 to register
Call: 445-4322
Link: www.keywestcatsociety.com
Halloween party
Date: Oct. 26
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Where: Italian American Club ofVenice,
1375 Ringling Drive, Venice
Notes: Games, a costume contest with
prizes, refreshments, face painting, bal-
loon animals and disc jockey
Call: 486-1492
Book signing and reception
Date: Oct. 27
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Lobby of The Players Theatre, 838
North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
Notes: Sarasota authors Adam Broner,
Helga Harris and Eva Slane will be read-
ing their selections from the book, "We
Were There," which features memories of
the Holocaust by seven survivors, includ-
ing the three from Sarasota. A 10-minute
play by Slane, "Forgotten Memories," will
be presented.
Price: $10 (includes refreshments with
cash bar)
Call: 365-2494 for reservations. Books will
be available for purchase by cash or
check, with all proceeds going to Florida
Holocaust Museum.
Womens Resource
Center Fall Gathering
RSVP: Oct. 27
Date: Nov. 14
Time: 11 a.m.
Where: Plantation Golf & Country Club,
500 Rockley Blvd., Venice
Notes: A day of inspiration, shopping and
lunch. Fundraiser features motivational
speaker Barbara Braunstein. Silent auc-
tion and drawing.
Cost: $50, in advance
Call: 485-9724

Trunk-or-Treat
Date: Oct. 31
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Where: First Baptist Church, 312 Miami
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Financial woes continue to
plague Puffy Paws Kitty Haven in
Englewood.
Run by Chrissy and Rick Kingston
who have literally turned their home
into a no-kill haven for unwanted
cats and kittens, Puffy Paws' latest
problem was a $2,273.22 bill from
Florida Power & Light, for three
months service. Several donors
came to the rescue to cover the past
due amount of $1,1514.35 but they
still owe $757.87 by Oct. 23 and
expect to owe at least that much
again when the meter is read in the
next few days.
With electricity currently running
between $700 and $800 a month
plus all the other expenses, fund-
raising is a constant concern for
Puffy Paws, Rick Kingston said.
"If they shut off the power this
time of year, the temperature goes
up fast and you can't keep animals in
a space over 90 degrees," he said. "It's
a state law."
He said they keep the house at 75
degrees.
"You don't know what it's like
waiting for the knock on the door
because the power is being shut off,"
Kingston said.
The Kingstons are especially con-
cerned because Puffy Paws is a no-
kill haven and many of their cats are
unadoptable because of physical,
emotional or behavioral problems. If
they had to be removed to a county
shelter, they would most likely be
euthanized, he said.
"We can never let this shut down,"
Kingston said. "We are almost self-
supporting but not quite. We would


like to do it all ourselves but we
can't."
Costs of supplies
"We've been struggling to come up
with the kitty supplies but we have
been managing so far," he said."We
have nine feeding stations and go
through 200 pounds of litter a week."
Caring for the cats and keeping
everything clean is a 14-hour-a-day
job for Chris, he said. His job has
been to earn the rest of the money
needed in the scrap metal business
but health problems and the current
economy have hampered those
efforts since this summer.
"I had a heart attack and had two
stents put in in September," he said.
"I am still facing blockage in one
artery and open heart surgery. I also
have diabetes and am a cancer sur-
vivor. I am only 45."
Nov. 4, he will go to Venice
Regional Medical Center for another
stent his third. This will go into an
artery that he said is 90 percent
blocked.
The couple has 100 cats in the
house and an additional 40 in the
kitty rescue center, which currently
is under quarantine because some-
one brought in a cat with feline
leukemia.
"We are turning down everyone
with a cat," he said. "We can't take
any more but instead of saying 'No,'
we have a courtesy posting program
on the Web site, there they can put a
picture of their cat that is up for
adoption."
Every cat that is adopted is tested
and certified before allowed to leave
the shelter, he said.
"They have to have a combo test
and be spayed or neutered," he said.


"All the centers do that."
History
Puffy Paws has been a shelter for
nearly 12 years but the couple did
not seek nonprofit status until 2006,
when the couple decided to expand
what they were doing on their own.
The good news is that the final
papers are being sent in this week
for acquisition of the haven's
501(c)(3) status, Kingston said.
Cats roam free at Puffy Paws, liv-
ing in the house with the Kingstons,
who know each cat and kitten by
name.
Kingston said the daily cost of
supplies for the cats, including food,
litter and cleaning items, is nearly
$100 a day. With help from the com-
munity they have been able to meet
those expenses but not the electric
bill.
"Donations are down due to the
economical situation in the county."
Kingston said.
Also down is the supply of scrap
metal in the county, curtailing
Kingston's ability to generate money
for the center, he said.
Kingston said the paperwork is
nearly complete for the shelter's 501
(c) (3) status, which is expected to be
granted by the end of the year.
"That is 75 percent done," he said.
"Tax-deductible donations will be
retroactive for 27 months from the
date we get the status."
To make a donation, visit www.
puffypawskittyhaven.com or send
a check made out to Puffy Paws
Kitty Haven, 270 Lakeview Lane,
Englewood, FL. 34223. For informa-
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when he was 3 months
old.
"Jack now signs the
words, 'more,' 'eat,' 'milk'
and 'dog,'" she said. "I
grew up loving the library
and I wanted to socialize
Jack at the library. All of the
ladies at the library do a
great job. They know us all
by name."
All in the family
Diane Cominotti, her
10-year-old daughter, Katie
Thornton, and her 10-
month-old son, Nicholas,
attend the class as well.
They, however, have an
even greater urgency for
learning signing.
Cominotti's husband


Jason's dad is deaf, as are
his two siblings and his
parents. Jason's grandfa-
ther and grandmother
were deaf as are their three
children. His grandfather
lost his hearing in an acci-
dent when he was 17 years
old. Jason's grandmother
lost her hearing to scarlet
fever and it is believed the
three siblings became vic-
tims of ear infections that
caused their deafness.
Cominotti had taught
Katie to sign the words
"milk," "more," "apple"
and "banana" when she
was a toddler. But she real-
ly got serious about sign-


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ized their relationship was
serious. She wanted to be
able to communicate with
Jason's family.
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otti took beginning, inter-
mediate and advanced
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They also began teach-
ing Katie more signs and
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ners with her to help her
practice her signing skills.
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pride.


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with the help of the class
and his big sister.
"You break the barrier of
not being able to under-
stand your baby by learning
to communicate with them
in this way," Cominotti said.
She encourages people
to try signing and not to be
afraid to attempt to com-
municate with people
who are deaf.
"Just don't shout," she
said. "Many people talk
louder when they are
around a deaf person
thinking it will help them
hear. It won't."


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66 RELIGION
FRIDAY
OCT. 17, 2008


FAITH. VALUES AND LESSONS


SUBMITTED BY PASTOR JIM AND LYNETTE MCCLELAND
FISHERS OF MEN BIBLE CHURCH


My wife and I know firsthand
what it is to be down and out and
broken. Twenty-three years ago, I
went through one of the darkest
periods of my life. I came to the
crossroad of life and death. My will
to live was just as strong as my will to
die.
At the time, I was traveling weekly
out of town and drinking very heavi-
ly. I could not stop drinking. I tried
treatment and AA meetings but
nothing seemed to work. I started to
go farther down into the pits of
depression and began to pull away
from my family. One Sunday I decid-
ed to end it all. I called my wife and
kids and said goodbye to them. I


planned on drinking and not waking
up. Two days later, I vaguely remem-
ber the police coming into my hotel
room and trying to wake me up after
a three-day binge with alcohol. The
next morning when the fog started
to clear, I was angry that I was still
alive and had to wake up to another
day. Something happened this day
different than the rest, I hit my knees
and asked God for forgiveness and
for his help (Psalm 120:1 In my dis-
tress I cried to the LORD, And He
heard me). Three months later my
wife was radically delivered from
drugs and alcohol. We realized that
we were spiritually, financially and
physically bankrupt. We have not
had a drink or used, with Christ's
help, in 23 years.
Since that time, my wife and I
have given everything unto the Lord.
We have spent countless hours
working with the recovering addict
and alcoholic, the hopeless and the
broken.
After being called into the min-
istry and completing Bible School,
we decided to embark on our new
journey of pioneering a church in
the Venice area. We had no inten-
tions of church as usual. For Pastor


Jim and Lynette McCleland, it was
not about growing their church, but
about building the kingdom of God.
With hearts surrendered, and every-
thing else pushed aside, it was time
to shake their city. The message was
simple, yet so profound: Cry out, go
out and give out.
As we ventured out, we saw just
how much of a need there was in our
area. Through prayer the Soup
Kitchen was birthed. We started out
with an old black truck, a couple of
tables, two soup pots, a couple of
coolers and some clothing. That was
five years ago, and we have never
stopped. Every Saturday we serve
food and hand out clothing and
offer Bible study and worship right
out of our parking lot at Fishers of
Men Bible Church. We are also the
hub for the elderly assistance feed-
ing program in South County.
Fishers of Men is transitioning itself
to be placed within The Center of
Hope. In the center of Christ's
church is HOPE.
The Center of Hope was birthed
for such a time as this. It is a place
where shattered dreams and broken

Please see FAITH, 7B


CONTACT US
(941) 207-1000
Ikennedy@venicegondolier.com
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RELIGION BRIEFS
Support groups
* Bereavement support
group, 4-5:30 p.m. second
and fourth Thursday of
each month at Epiphany
Cathedral Parish Library.
Call Phyllis Jackson at 493-
5436.
* Healing Hearts Grief and
Crisis Support meetings, 7
p.m., Thursdays, at the
Venice Assembly of God
Church at 695 Center
Road. Call JoAnn Myers at
492-5191 or the church at
497-5683.
* Reformers Unanimous
International meets 7-
9:30 p.m. Fridays at
Victory Baptist Church,
241 Burney Road, Osprey
Call Pastor Arlo Elam at
966-4716 or visit www.
reformu.com.
* Couples Helping Couples
meets 7:30 to 9 p.m.,
Fridays, at South Venice
Christian Church, 2390
Seaboard Ave. An anony-
mous 12-Step program for
all couples. No 12-Step
experience necessary. Call
475-8535 or 492-9547 or
www.recovering-couples.
org.


KCC interfaith
program
Kids Creating Community
- Caring About Our Planet
From An Interfaith
Perspective features guest
speakers, with expertise
on caring for the environ-
ment, and participants
from Quaker, Jewish,
Baha'i, Eastern Orthodox
and Christian faiths for
children ages 4 through 12,
Oct. 26 and Nov. 23 at vari-
ous times and locations in
the area. Crafts and learn-
ing activities. Children
and adults free for one or
all four events. For times
and locations and pro-
gram schedule, go to www.
jewishcenterofvenice.org,
or call the Jewish Center of
Venice at 484-2022; or the
Venice United Church of
Christ at 493-6741.
The Good Shepherd
Episcopal Church, 1115
Center Road, 497-7286
* Seven-week series on care-
giving discussing health-
related issues with guest

Please see RELIGION, 7B


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First Baptist
Church of Venice
312W. 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

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


Auburn Road
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.
"Gathering to worship living in His Grace"



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 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.
Contemporary Worship 9:15 a.m. (Beginning Oct. 19)
Bible Study 9:15 a.m.
Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
PRESCHOOL 497-5858
Christian Marriage & Family Counseling Counseling Office 493-5102


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Sunday Worship 10 a.m.
Tuesday Healing Service 9:30 a.m.
1 Bible Study 10:00 a.m.
S 2705 N. Tamiami Trail, Nokomis
Pastor Sarah Brown
We welcome you! 941-966-4442





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


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


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One Heart, Two Homes

This is a five part interactive discusion
series that explores our American Jewis
relationship with Israel.
The program begins on October 20th
and runs for five consecutive Monday
mornings at the JCV. It begins at
9:45AM with coffee and bagels. The
discussion runs from 10:00AM-11:30AI
The cost is $10.00 for all five mornings.
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Saturday 5:00 p.m. Holy Communion
Sunday 8:00 a.m. Holy Communion
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Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion & Healing Service
The Rev. Christopher N. Gray, Rector The Rev. James Puryear, Assoc. Rector
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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
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FRIDAY, OCT. 17, 2008


STUDY AND CLASSES

* Venice Presbyterian Church, 111
Firenze Ave. E., "Wednesday Night
Live", 6 p.m., beginning Wed. 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. Wednes-
days until Nov. 19. Facilitated by the
Rev. Larry D. Potts of Christ United
Methodist Church. 493-7504.
* Calvary Bible Church, 1936 E.
Venice Ave.: Bible study, 6:45-8 p.m.,
Wednesdays; 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.com.
* First Christian Church of Venice,
1100 Center Road: 9:30 a.m.,
Sundays, Bible Study; 7-8 p.m.
Thursdays, Roman Bible Study.
Fellowship Hall. Call 408-8088 or
visit www.churchthatcares.com.


* Fisherman's Net Community
Church, 1101 South Tamiami Trail:
interdenominational class on the
History and Background of the
Bible, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. Call 485-
8400 or 421-9948.
* New Life Assembly of God at South
Venice Christian Church, 2390
Seaboard Ave.: Breakfast with the
Boys at 6:30 a.m. Fridays at Perkins
Restaurant on U.S. 41 Bypass. Pastor
Randy Burt hosts Family Night,
Adult Study, with an evening of
praise, worship and study. Infants
and toddler nursery; Generation 360
teen ministry; and "Missionettes,
Royal Ranger & Daisey's" for chil-
dren, all at 7 p.m., Thursdays. Call
493-0775.
* Sarasota Baptist Church: Bible
study at 6:30 p.m., Thursdays in the
Venice home of Stephanie and
Charlie Gardner on Capello Drive.
Book: "Discovery Adult Study Guide
1," 2 Samuel, Fall 2008. Call 376-2199.


* Unity Church of Venice at 125 N.
Jackson Road: "The Laws of
Attraction" study group meets from
7 to 9 p.m., the first Thursday of each
month. Based on books by Jerry and
Esther Hicks and "The Teachings of
Abraham." Open to the public on a
free will offering basis. Call 484-5342.
* First Baptist Church of Venice, 312
Miami Ave. W: 12-week Women's
Bible Study, 9:15 a.m. (began Sept.
25). "Living Beyond Yourself" -
Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit. Call
Betty at 474-4295 or Ethel at 475-
8105.
* South Venice Baptist Church, 3167
Englewood Road: Women's Bible
study, "Believing God" from 7 to 9
p.m. Mondays or from 10 a.m. to
noon Tuesdays. Register by calling
493-0022; "Joshua, A Study of God's
Promises", Men's Bible study with
Pastor Allan Mitchell at 7 p.m.
Mondays. Study guides: $6. Call
Pastor Mitchell at 961-5609.


FAITH from Page 6B
lives are restored. As the
economy falters, the num-
ber of Americans who are
living on the streets is on
the increase. What is even
more alarming is the
number of homeless who
are mentally ill, who have
slipped through the cracks.
Homelessness results from
a complex set of circum-
stances that require peo-
ple to choose between
food, shelter, and other
basic needs. Our homeless
often end up in the crimi-
nal justice system which
costs the taxpayers as
much per day as a small
subsidized apartment.
The vision of The Center
of Hope is a Christian com-
munity in action that pro-
vides shelter and support
to individuals and families
struggling with homeless-


SUN NEWSPAPERS 7B
ness, crisis concerns,
addiction and/or mental
illness. Through commu-
nity partnerships we shall
serve those in need by pro-
viding daily programs and
services including: food
and clothing, day shelter,
job training, recovery pro-
grams and rehabilitation,
transitional housing and
counseling, just to men-
tion a few.
Our goal is to obtain
land and a facility that will
function as the nucleus of
The Center of Hope that
will meet the needs of the
hopeless in South County.
We are a 501(c)(3) non-
profit organization. This
center will be called a one-
stop center. We invite all
those in the community to
come help this dream
become a reality. Please
visit our Web page at
www.thecenterofhope.net.


RELIGION from Page 6B


speakers from the com-
munity, concluding with
an end-of-life planning
forum; 10:15 a.m.,Wednes-
days (ending Nov. 19) in
Lampert Hall. Discussions
include topics on Parkin-
son's, cancer, the art of
caregiving, depression,
heart and diabetes.
SABC Sale (A-Art, wall hang-
ings and pictures; B-Books;
C-CD music and DVDs) to
benefit the Church Building
Fund, 9 a.m., Friday, Nov. 7.
Interfaith meeting
TheVenice Interfaith Com-
munity Association will
meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Oct. 21 at Lions Club
Meeting Room (1283) at
Venice HealthPark, Jaca-
randa and Center to dis-
cuss The Florida Marriage
Protection Amendment.
Harvest Dinner
An Autumn Harvest Dinner
for all ages is at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Our
Savior Lutheran Church,
2705 Tamiami Trail North.
For tickets, phone 966-4442.
Fun for kids
* Fall Fun event for kids, 6 to
8 p.m. Oct. 24 at Trinity
Presbyterian Church, 4365
State Road 776. Dress up as
favorite character, deco-
rate a cookie and watch
Charlie Brown's "The Great
Pumpkin." Pizza and bever-
age. Donation of $2 per per-
son or $5 per family. RSVP to
Margie Radefeld, 493-0018.
* "Trunk-or-Treat," an
event where children have
a safe environment to fill
their bags with goodies
from decorated trunks and
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Oct. 31, in the parking lot
of First Baptist Church, 312
Miami Ave. Games and hay
rides too. 485-1314
* Halloween Fun and Trick
or Treat for youth from 4 to
6 p.m. Oct. 26 at Venice
Presbyterian Church, 111
Firenze Ave. E. Dress in
favorite costume. Carnival
games, bounce house and
pony rides. Free; open to
public. 488-2258
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Out and about


My grandchildren


PHOTO COURTESY OF VEE GARRY-CHIULLI
Pianist composer Dick Hyman with Vee Garry-Chiulli taping a
TV show about the Venice Jazz Festival.


PHOTO COURTESY OF JOSEPH H. KEYS
Joseph H. Keys photographed this eagle at Caspersen Beach
south of Sharky's On The Pier Oct. 8.


PHOTO COURTESY OF MARGARET BIENKOWSKI
Ryan Dragon of Englewood visited Cinderella at Walt Disney
World for his fourth birthday. After being kissed by Cinderella
he vowed to marry her. Prince Charming is the grandson of
Kevin and Vivian Dragon of Englewood and the great-grand-
son of Stanley and Margaret Bienkowski of Venice.



My vacation


COUHITESY PHOTO
Hannah Stegenga, right, shares sweet treats with her mom
Joann at Epiphany Cathedral School's Pastries with Parents
day, Sept. 26. Parents attended Mass with their preschool
through eighth-grade students and toured classrooms.


PHOTO COUHITESY OF LOUISE HALL
The Sarasota Big Band Jazz Ensemble performed at Pine
Shores Presbyterian Church Sept. 26 with new Musical
Director Ronnie Drumm.


My club


PHOTO COURTESY OF JEAN BURTON
John Stack Burton stands by the street named for him by his
son, architect Mike Burton of Coastline Development,
Baltimore, Md.


PHOTO COURTESY OF NORMAN MACLELLAN PHOTO COURTESY OF NORMAN MACLELLAN
American Legion No-Vel Post 159 Commander Norman Post Adjutant Greg Putnam assisted in presenting each
MacLellan presented Venice Elementary School fourth-grader fourth-grader with their personal dictionary.
Nicolas Whitaker the first of 125 dictionaries donated by the
post.


COURTESY PHOTO
Venice Kiwanis Club recently elected its officers. Incoming
officers are, from left President Beverly Miller, Secretary Tom
Stephan, Treasurer Tom Trammell, President Elect Dale Carson
and Past President Helen Stephan.


PHOTO COURTESY OF JEAN BURTON
Jean Burton said the colors were beautiful at Valley View
Farms in Hunt Valley, Md.


My volunteer work


PHOTO COURTESY OF JUDIE BAUER


COUHITESY PHOTO
Venice Cat Coalition volunteers gather at Pop's Sunset Grill in
preparation for the Venice Cat Walk on Saturday, Oct. 25, from
8 to 11 a.m. at the Gazebo in downtown Venice. On the left are
Judy Lane, Barbara McCarten, Paulette From, Amy Burke, Ann
and Tin Seldenkrany and Virgil Parker. On the right are Grace
Joyce, Theresa Foley, Caroline Resneck and Chris Tozzo.


PHOTO COURTESY OF JUDY WINKELMANN
Venice Area Board of Realtors recently collected and packed
donataions for victims of Hurricane Ike in Galveston, Texas.
Pictured above are Rick Misbach, Jim Crawford, Ken McCoy
and Bob Massanova.


Lois Steketee, chair of this year's Venice Area Historical
Society Fashion Show and Brunch, and her committee, hard
at work organizing the fundraising event for the VAHS. It will
be held on Wednesday, Dec. 3, from 9-11:30 a.m., at the Venice
Yacht Club. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased at
Venice Stationers, the Paper Pad and the Collectors Gallery.
There will be a Chinese Auction, a 50/50 Raffle and a main
door prize. Also, VAHS members will portray famous pioneers
of Venice.


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Golden Beach home offered for sale


BY KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
A two-story mansard-roof
home in Golden Beach
has been listed with Par-
adise Realtor Edward
Myslivecek.
Located on the south side of
Flamingo, the home features a
gulf view from a large open sun
porch on the second floor. Resi-
dents of Golden Beach enjoy a
Large beach ease


ment with picnic and barbecue
facilities.
The home has an attached
two-car garage, zoned air con-
ditioning and fenced lot with
outdoor lighting. There are sep-
arate patio areas for the main
house and a separate one-story
apartment, which is on the east
side of the house. There is a
separate drive for the apart-
ment, which has its own shad-
ed entrance. With one bed-
room, kitchen with eat-in space
and living area, the apartment
is ideal for in-laws, guests, live-
in help or to be used as a
rental.
The main sec-
tion of the
house has
two-


stories with sleeping rooms on
the second floor. One of these is
currently being used as a
sewing room by the home's pre-
sent owner. The 13-foot by 19-
foot master bedroom and bath
is on the first floor. Altogether,
the house has five bedrooms,
four baths and large closets.
A brick-faced fireplace in the
great room is flanked by win-
dows and shelving for still more
storage in a house that has
plenty of closets. The dining
room and kitchen are handy,
making the house an ideal site
for entertaining both large and
small groups.
Built in 1976, the home is at
396 Flamingo. It is priced at
$499,900 and can be seen by
appointment. Call Myslivecek
at 485-0197 or 488-1111.

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Homes
1031 Foreclosures
1035 Golf Course
Community
1040 Condos/Villas
1060 Townhouses
1070 Duplexes
1075 Tri-Plex For Sale
1080 Apartments
1090 Mobile Homes
1100 Interval Owner-
ship
1115 Out Of Area
Homes
1120 Wanted To Buy
RENT
1210 Homes
1240 Condos/Villas
1280 Townhouses
1300 Duplexes
1320 Apartments
1330 Hotel/Motel
1340 Mobile Homes
1345 Misc. Rentals
1350 Efficiencies
1360 Rooms
1370 Rentals To Share
1390 Vacation
1420 Wanted To Rent
LOTS
1500 Lots & Acreage
1515 Waterfront
1520 Out Of Area Lots
1530 Commercial
Lots
1540 Trade/Exchange
BUSINESS
1600 Business For
Sale
1610 Business
Rentals
1615 Income Property
1620 Commercial/
Industrial Prop.
1640 Warehouse &
Storage
1650 Farm/Ranches

1010 OPEN HOUSE

10/17/08

PC, OPEN SUN. 10-1,
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offers. 213 Orlando
Blvd. 941-662-9629
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$129,900 1311sf
12542 Gulfstream Blvd.
Coastal Living Realty.
941-685-3930
www.newenglewoodhomes.com

SAT/SUN, 11-4 pm,
12006 Granite Woods Lp
1-75 exit 193, L Center Rd
to Stoneybrook. 4/3/3cg
w/pool, lake, must see!
(941)408-8829


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1020 HOUSES FOR
SALE

$72K Brand New 3/2/2,
almost compl, 1650 a/c.
Also, 3/2/1, 56K, near
PC mall (941)-740-5284

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3/2 Biscayne $85,000
2/2 Margarita $45,600
3/2 Milan $91,200
3/1 Allen $45,125
2/1 Biscayne $37,500

PUNTA GORDA
2/1 Mckenzie $124,000

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3/2 Cottonwood $132,000
1/1 Mallory
$25,500
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1022 ENGLEWOOD
FOR SALE


**By Owner**
Gulf Cove
$224,500
Reduced $125K!!!
2500 + gorgeous sf on 2
oversized lots. 3bd +
office, 2 baths, Volume
Ceilings, 2 car garage +
750 sq ft building w/air
and own driveway. New
A/C. Roof 3 yrs.
Enclosed Lanai, Many
decorator touches.
Too Much to List.
Must be seen.
Not a Drive By.
(941)-662-0961

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
47 Sportsman Lane.
Huge 3/2/2 Pool Home
on Canal $259K
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 Gof 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


1022 ENGLEWOOD
FOR SALE

Waterfront 5066
Ackley Terrace Right
on the Myakka River Gulf
Access Wonderful River
Views. 2 Lots w/Protect-
ed Side Canal for Boat
Docking $385,000
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.
710 Harvey Street.
3/2 with Pool. Water &
Sewer! Only $99,000
Terry Long
941-830-2347
RE/MAX Bayside.




1023 NOKOMIS/OSPREY
FOR SALE

*OWNER WILL FINANCE
Sm down, problem cr
OK. 3br/lba, 3bd, lbth,
Granite,Tile, Maple, SS
appl. Englw/PC $750
(941)-268-4921
2/2 Deeded boat dock
Pool $125,000 2/2 Villa
Handyman $69K (941)-
586-3936 Barb Gahry,
Michael Saunders.
www.barbaraspropertes.com

1024 NORTH PORT

4/2/2 Canal Front, Built
'01, Near Toledo Blade.
$175,000. Make offer
Investment RIty 492-5050
Lease Option. No Down.
No Qualifying. 3560
Elyton or 6867 Ketona
941-330-4979
No Qualify, $8K dn, 2006,
3/2/2, 2,359 sf.,
$1,028. mo. immed. pos-
session. 602-930-0845
SHORT SALES
3 or 4 bedroom homes
avail for sale starting @
$107,000. Many diff floor
plans avail. aAction Prop
Mgmt-LicREBroker
941-627-5654

1025 PT CHARLOTTE
FOR SALE

2/1 Handyman special,
central location, new roof
/electric. Only $29,900.
/Offers 941-255-5947
3/1 w/ Lanai. HUGE
REDUCTION! Everything is
new! $114K Possible
Financing 941-629-6329
3/2/2 w/Pool & Extra
2400 sf. Garage (40x60)
on 3 Lots. Make Offer!
(941-286-4599
Built by Reader's
Choice #1 Builder
2007, Marsella
Homes. 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.


1025 PT CHARLOTTE
FOR SALE

NO CREDIT CHECK
NO CLOSING COSTS
15% down, $5,000 back
at closing. 3/2/1, $128K
(941)-286-5861

PC, 3bd/lba $49,700.
4bd/2ba $83,000.
Both move in condition!
(941)-457-7077
PRICED TO SELL!


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WATERVIEW 2/2/2,
recently refurbished,
owner can 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

1028 VENICE FOR
SALE

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

Must See! 1800sf under
air, 2,880 total sf. 3/2/2
w/dock & boat lift. Too
much to list! REDUCED
$40K Must sell, $189K
(941)-769-0056

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

PGI model never lived in
3/2/2, loaded w/design-
er detals. Pool, $450K
Must sell (239)-226-4446

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1040 CONDOS/ILLAS
FOR SALE

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

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In Bird Bay Village
In City Limits of Venice
Golf, Tennis, Pools,
Clubhouse
PRICES DOWNTO
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
2/2 w/DeckLake $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
2/2 4 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!
$155,000 941-964,0410

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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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325 Monaco, P.G.
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941-637-0132



1070 DUPLEXES FOR
SALE

Duplex 2 bdr ea. Side.
Nice wooded lot on canal.
Gulf RIty. Linda McCraney
941468-2076 $245,000

1090 MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE

2B/1B MH located in Sun-
rise MH Park in Arcadia.
$10,000 obo call 941-
284-6944 863-993-9969

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.

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


1090 MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE

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

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

Brand new Deep Creek
2/2.5, on golf course,
pool, $695 mo.
941-815-8895

1207 FOR RENT

$975/mo NP 3/2/2
3921 Magara. Huge lanai
Also: Huge 4/2/2 S. Cove
2006, $1095. 1st, last &
$500 sec 941-740-5284
NP-Large 3/2/2, Renovat-
ed w/new appl. tile lanai
fenced yard $995/mo.
941-234-7618

1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

$825/mo 3/2/2 East
Englewood
$900. Golf course
views Cape Haze
condos.
Many others available
Remax Anchor Realty
Call Cathy Allford
941-830-2111
Floridahomeshere.com
$800/MO PC, Nice 3/2/1
with screened lanai. All
tile, new kitchen and
baths. Pets OK.
941-743-2040
*2/2 waterview like
new condo. Island of
Venice $875/mo
941-488-8143
*Affordable
3BR & 4BR Newer,
Spacious, NP homes
941-223-6067
owner broker



Professional Reliable Ins'd
941-320-0023
CleanTimeServices.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


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

2 bedroom home on lake,
Punta Gorda, unfurnished
$850 mo. 1st., last, secu-
rity. 401-835-0619

2/1 Like new, central
location, W/D, Air cond
workshop, $500 + dep,
pets neg 941-255-5947

21078 Riddle Ave. Clean,
3/2/2, frig., range,
micro, D/W, window treat-
ments, auto garage door
opener, tile, $795 mo.
Almar Rental Mgmt. Ser-
vice (941) 627-1465 or
800-964-3095

3/3/2 E. ENGL. pool,
immaculate, close to
beaches good school
district. $1100/mo. 941-
889-7813.

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

5 mins. by boat to harbor
w/dock, 3BR/2BA, den,
off, $695 mo. $2085 to
move in. (941)-628-4746

Adorable & Affordable
1BR home. $495 mo.
4943 Grobe St. North
Port 1-866-586-2412



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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


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1210 HOMES FOR
RENT




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ough, NP New, Lanai
$1050 Mo.
3/2/4 Cypress
Grove, PG 5 Acres,
Pool, $1350 Mo.
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(941) 764-7777
sunbeltmgtservices.com

Beautiful 3/2,blocks from
downtown Punta Gorda in
Gilchrist Park. 863-494-
1055 or 916-3345
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 @
$1,050 mo. w/lyr. lease.
Sale poss. 941-623-2920

BURNT STORE VIL-
LAGE PG GORGEOUS
3BR-2BA, O-size 2CG.+
POOL $1195mo, 941-
380-0889
Charlotte Harbor
lbed/lbath. Eat in
Kitchen. 4500 Shady Ln.
$495 941-815-1273

DEEP CREEK 3/2/2, LR
& FR, walk-in closets,N/S
small pets ok $975/mo.
941-302-3749

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
El Jobean Cozy 2/2 on
Canal. Bring your boat.
Pet OK. $800 mo
(941)-350-1288


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

Engl 2007 3/2/2 Tile &
Granite throughout, Priva-
cy Fence. Must See
$1100 (941)-468-6342

Engl, 3br/lba house, w/d
& water incl $700 & sec.
1/1 duplex $450 & sec,
water incl 941-441-5112

EngI, 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

ENGLEWOOD 2/1 in
quiet neighborhood,
$650/mo.
941-286-6377

ENGLEWOOD EAST:
3/2/2 newer home
2 to choose $900 up
WEST COAST PROP. MGT
941-473-0718
RentalsFlorida.net

ENGLEWOOD
NEW HOUSE 3/2/2
Starflower $925.
First/Last/Secur.
704-200-4983 or
941-875-6220


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

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


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$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


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT


AFFORDABLE
HOUSING!!!
1 MONTH FREE RENT
4br/2ba/2cg
North Port Single
Family Homes Starting
at $750. Now Open
Sat. 10-4pm
(941) 613-1469
Sec 8 Vouchers
Welcome

Gardens Gulf Cove, Ebony
Ave., 3/2/2, screened
porch, fenced, nice.
$900. (239)-410-5501
Harbor Heights Spa-
cious 2/1, Ig. Fla. room,
beautiful area, like new.
$700. Myra (305)7936157




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 810441-2162
N Port 3/2/2 + den
w/French Doors, lanai,
W/D, Near School
$895mo (941)429-2846

N Port HOUSES, 2/1,
2 poss 3/1, 3 poss
4/1.5, $600 & up. 1st. &
sec. 941-423-8029

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.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


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

NO CREDIT CHECK
NO CLOSING COSTS
15% down, $5,000 back
at closing. 3/2/1, $128K
(941-286-5861
Nokomis Beach area,
2/2/gar, 520 Acacia Ln,
furn. $850/mo. Annual,
N/S, N/P. (941)492-7831

Nokomis, Waterfront, 2/2
NewTile/Carpet, Dock,
Shed, Close to Beach,
$800/mo. (941-3496338

North Port 3/1/CP
$650/mo. $1000 MOVES
YOU IN Lease options.
Pets Ok. 941-429-1285






North Port
3/2 Affinity $800/A
3/2 Jollivette $850/A
3/2 Trapper $950/A
Endlewood
COMM FraySt $800/A
2/2 McFadden $800/A
2/2 Dearborn Pool $850/A
1/1 Pennsylvania $500/A
2/2 Beach Rd $1000/A
Rotonda
2/2 Natures Trail $800/A
2/1 Boundary $575/A
2/1 Boundary $600/A
2/2 Boundary $600/A
Deep Creek:
3/2 Ultra Marine $795/A
October Rent Free
Port Charlotte
2/2 Buffing Rd $750/A
Seasonal
2/2 Dblwide $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 3/2/1 w/ Fla.
Room, Carport & Large
Fenced Yard. $650. mo
941-613-6864


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

North Port 3/2/2
2006, 1586 sq. ft.,fam.
rm., lanai, view. $900 +
sec. (941)456-1486

North Port Almost New
3BR 1336 Japan St.

1656 Goshen Rd -
S;995
3079 Bellefonte Ave -
995
WWW.pelicanpm.com
Lic Broker
941-232-8223

NORTH PORT NEW 3/2/2,
scr. lanai, cul-de-sac, first,
last, sec., $975/mo.
941-322-8177

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, Ibr/ Iba,
$500/mo. water includ-
ed. First & Deposit.
941-426-7297

NORTH PORT, 2/2/1 Pool
Home, priv. fenced in
back yard, shed,
$795/mo. 1st, last, $600
sec. dep. (941)-716-2177
North Port, Ansonia Terr.
3/2/2 Irg fenced back-
yard, pets okay, $950
mo. Rick (754)-244-0347
North Port, new luxury
built '05, 3/2/2, Irg.
yard, 5063 Sister Terr.
$985. 786-255-2805
NORTH PORT, Newly
remodeled 3br/lba,
$625/mo Ist/L/Sec
(941)468-2945

North Port, Pt. Charlotte
border 3/2/2, annual-sea-
sonal. 1st. 1/2 last &
$400 sec. 941-539-9491
North Port newer 3/2/2,
$850. Convenient area.
1st, last & security. Annu-
al lease. No smoking.
Sm. pet OK. Call Gloria
(941)429-4292.
NP 2/1 Looking for ideal
renter. Screened patio &
private back yard. Neg
$675 941-915-1818

NP 2/2/1 NEAR
WALMART, Compl Renov,
tile,hdwood floors,patio,
$750/mo 9414267240


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

NP Gorgeous Brand NEW
1900sf 3/2/2 11' ceil-
ings, garden patio $1195
(941)-955-8243
NP Spotless 3/2/2 Has
Everything. N/S $850mo
$700sec (941)-927-9176
or (941)-7244045
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. 1 possible 2 bed-
room. All tiled. $500/ mo.
with $250 deposit. No
smoking. 941-916-0100,
941-575-9802
P.C. 2/2/2 w/pool split plan
w/cath. ceil, fen yd, tile, cpt
in bdrm. All appl, N/S,
$900/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/CP, near
schools, nice neighbor-
hood, no dogs, $775 mo.
+ sec. (941) 932-1797
PC. 3BR/2BA/1CG, tile,
carpet, w/d hookup,
$895/mo.
Call (941)-373-5482
PC. Canal w/ Dock,
3/2/CP, 21846 Edgewa-
ter Dr. $775/mo. + Dep
941-926-3783
P.C. Lg. 2/2/1, w/ Fl
room, split plan, shed.
$725 mo. Small Pet OK.
941-661-5388
P.C. Newer 3/2/2
Across From Park
$850 (941)-628-8570
P.C. Nice 2/2/1 Salt-
water Front $700 mo.
(941)-628-8570
P.G. 2/2, porch, all new
appliances, remodeled.
$600 mo. no pets, no
smoking. (941)-639-2154
PC sailboat 3/2/2, new
kit. & baths, tile, dock,
fenced, avail. immed. LR,
DR. FR. 18646 Arapahoe
Cir. $990/1050. 1st,
last, sec. 941- 626-2344.
PC 2/2 or 3/2, tile, lanai,
appl. w/d $675-$995
mo. 1st + sec. Ann. Sm.
pet ok (941)-626-1514
PC 2br, tiled, Fenced 41&
King 4325 Eaglet $625
3/2/2, Pool, 1800sf A/C
DC $1049 941-480-1266


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

PC 3/2, carport, 1 bik to
boat ramp. Near Elemen-
tary school. $750 mo.
Pet OK. (561)-843-2332.
PC Conway 2/2 Like
New w/carport, Irg
fenced yrd Pet OK $75
(941)-350-1288
PC Large 2/2 Split Plan
$750/mo. Call for
Details on Possible Dis-
count 941-429-8545
PC, great 2BR 1BA, 1 car
garage, lanai, nice yard,
nice area. Remodeled.
$700. (508)-888-7869
PC, 2/1, tile, clean, $525
mo + sec. Small 2/1, tile,
Incl. utilities. $625 mo +
sec. (941)-916-1535
PC, 3/2, vaulted ceil.,
screened lanai, $845 mo
+ $250 sec. $1095
move in. 407-920-0326
PC, Charming 2/2/2, Lg.
yard, near school w/ lanai
Like new. Nice area
$775. (502)-875-7157
PC, Community Pool,
Clubhouse 2/2/1 $670
High ceilings, tile, w/d
1st, sec (941)-623-3933
PG 2/1, Historic District
Pets Ok $700 mo.
Call ReMax Anchor Realty
800-898-7353
PGI waterfront 3/2/1,
pool, custom throughout.
Unfurn. Pets Ok. Call
Owner 941-286-0201.
Port Charlotte Lrg., 2
bdrm, 1 bath, central
heat & air NEW blinds
& carpets, No Pets
$550. (941)-743-3489


20022 Isobar St.3/2
tile throughout,
comm. 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)-3914069
PORT CHARLOTTE,
2 Bedroom, Family
Room. Eat in Kitchen.
CHA, Carport. FWF
$650/mo.
Call (941)-769-7777
Pt. Charlotte 4/2, $800.
mo, newly remodeled.
No Pets. 908-692-7018
or 941-204-3197


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

Pt Charlotte Rentals
21528 Mallory Ave.-
$650. 2/1/1
Ig I anai
22150 Marshall Ave.
$695. 2/1/1
Fenced
WWW.pelicanpm.com
Lic Broker
(941)-232-8223

PUNTA GORDA, 2/1/1 on
2 Fenced Lots! Nice
Peaceful Area. $700. mo.
+ Sec. (941-624-0355
Punta Gorda Furnished
Villa in BSI, 2-3 bedroom;
2/1 house, 2/2 duplex
RentAHome Srvs 637-6797

Punta Gorda
Burnt Store
2000 Sq ft. 3/2/2
Corner Lot
25308 Islas Drive -
$895.
WWW.pelicanpm.com
Lic Broker
941-232-8223

PUNTA GORDA downtown
2/2, facing Gilchrist
Park. $675 mo.
(941)-626-0280
PUNTA GORDA ISLES
3/2/2, affordable WF,
split-plan,W/D, no-pool
pet OK, $1,050/mo.
Owner (941)833-0743

Punta Gorda, Burnt Store
Meadows 3/2/2, pool,
shutters, $1,150 mo. Pet
okay. (941)-769-7766
Punta Gorda, huge beauti-
ful 2,700 sf. 3/2.5/2,
huge loft & kit. Avail, now.
Lease option 75% rent
credit towards purchase
price. (954)-931-1359
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
Rent to Own. 2-3BR/1 &
3-4BR/1.5 $55K each.
CHA, ceramic tile through-
out $650 (941)-876-3636
Rotonda 2-3BR/2BA/2CG
on golf course, incl. W &
D., very nice, $995. Free
month. (239)-777-5594.
ROTONDA West, never
occupied 3 story, 3BR/
2.SBA/2.5CG, 3200 SF,
pool, private elevator,
$1195mo.941-698-0614
ROTONDA, 3/2 POOL-
HOME, quiet area, close
to park & schools
$1200/mo (941)6974007

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WEEKEND OPEN HOUSES
1040 Cockrill Sunday 12 2
$129,900...BEACH MANOR VILLAS! VENICE ISLAND...
furnished, maintenance free 2 bdrm villa in popular over
55 community. Friendly clubhouse, shuffleboard, heated
pool...close to Lake Venice Golf Club and Venice fishing
pier! #N567930 Tim Gomber 468-7355
821 Montrose. #202 Sunday 1 4
$159,900...ST. ANDREWS...Bright, open cathedral ceilings
in this 2/2 condominium in Plantation. Looks brand new!
No club membership required. Heated pool...excellent
golf! #N544516 Bob Linthicum 228-9206
1200 Ravinia Circle Sunday 1 4
$229,900...RAVINIA...REDUED PRICE! New first floor 3/
2/garage with golf course view! Crown molding...plenty
ot storage plus roomy garae! Walk to pool! #N573489
Chloe Fleming/Jayne Irene 320-6466
1555 Tarpon Center Dr #1-161- Saturday 1 3
$339,000...BAHIA VISTA...One of the most popular Gulf
front developments in Venice! Large open lanai overlooks
beautiful meandering gardens surround this lovely 2/2 that
offers a peek at the beach! Walk to the Jetties, excellent
dining, and Venice Beach. #N5762540 Price/Lino 350-3362
20587 Pezzana Sunday 1- 4
$379,900...VENETIAN FALLS...FURNISHED!! Every bell
and whistle available to a home you'll find in this
outstanding 2/2 PLUS office/den! Hurricane protection,
crown molding, extra large lanai with pool and hot tub
and so much more! Outstanding clubhouse and lifestyle
just a block away! #N5762972 GTo/Ron Rubin 223-1766
232 Vestavia- Sunday 1 4
$399,000...VENICE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB...Landscaped
courtyard adds to the appeal of this rare 3/3 with views of
golf course and preserve. Large kitchen and master
suite...loads of storage! Exceptional in every way!
Outstanding amenities in premier country club setting!
#N5761064 Glo/Ron Rubin 223-1766

NEW LISTINGS!

$214,900...BROADWAY PROMENADE! INCOME PROPERTY!
Tenant in place until July '09 for excellent investor
opportunity. Spacious 1 bdrm, 1.5 bath with granite, crown
moulding, and stainless steel appliances! Pool/spa, state of
the art fitness center, lounge with billiards. Central
Sarasota, close to performing arts, fine dining! #N5762678
Bonnie Price 350-3362
$229,900...ENGLEWOOD ISLES...DEEDED BOAT DOCK ON
DEEP WATER! Bright open floor plan with custom made
front French doors welcomes you to this exceptionally nice
3/2! Paver drive! #N5762989 Roxie Larain 468-6101
$285,000...CAMBRIDGE MEWS...Brand new 2/2 villa wit
over 1,600 sq ft of quality lifestyle! Two car garage, separate
laundry...community poospa and clubhouse. Championship
golf course! #N5762340 Leona Lingley 223-3801
$290,000...SARASOTA NATIONAL! NEW!! Why wait to
build when this stunning 3/2/2 is ready to move in? 2,000
sq ft of open floor plan. Close to community pool!
#N5762782 Susan Dahn 408-3021
$344,900...VENETIAN FALLS! One of most desirable
developments in Venice! Located on premium private
lakefront lot, outstanding 3/2 with crown molding, luxury
appointments throughout, upgraded wood cabinetry,
plantation shutters and custom window treatments!
Clubhouse with resistance pool, billiards, pool and hot
tub! #N5763024 Susan Dahn 408-3021
$475,000...VENETIA! Gorgeous curb appeal! Large
windowed bay area adds style...wide paver driveway
leads to this elegant 3/2.5 with over 2,600 sq ft. Island
kitchen, tray ceilings, crown moulding. Overlooks private
preserve. #N5762489 Cindy Marovich 408-6041
$478,000...VENETIAN FALLS...Former 3/2 plus office
model home exquisitely decorated with all the upgrades
including tumbled marble baths, granite and marble
kitchen. #N5762887 Gwen Heggan 468-1297
$549,900...SORRENTO RANCHES! Rarely available in this
development, 3/2.5 plus den and 3 car garage! Over 3,000
sq ft of living area, 15' ceilings, large family room, marble
flooring, gourmet kitchen all on over an acre of lush
landscaping! #N5762855 Wheeler/Green 809-8432

WATERFRONT

$299,000...WATERFRONT! 154' seawall with this 3/2/2 home
w/salt water pool with views from every room! Countless
features like oversized laundry and intercom! Tranquil
setting large oaks, master suite w/water views! Fishing
and boating from your oversized backyard. Outstanding
waterfront value! #N5762049 Freya Fuller 223-1644
$439,900...ENGLEWOOD ISLES...Canal front 3/2 w/2 car
garage and boat lift on pristine lot...caged pool and large
lanai...stone fireplace in family room. Popular Sarasota
County waterfront development! #N567360
Paula Wesley 492-7515


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$290,000...RIVENDELL...Maintenance free 3/2 located
in the cottagee" section of one of the most beautifully
planned developments in Sarasota County. Picturesque
locale and close proximity to restaurants, shopping and
beaches. Centrally located between Venice and
Sarasota! Lease in place for maximum investor appeal!
N575047 Dee Gomber 497-9483


$699,000....AUBURN ACRES...Stunning 2 story
traditional w/almost 3,900 sq ft of living area ...4
bdrms, 3-1/2 baths plus office, family room and
library/conservatory. Winding stairway leads to open
second floor with bonus room. Caged
pool...meticulously maintained throughout!
#N561576 Bonnie Price 350-3362

$439,900...BELLA COSTA WITH PRIVATE DOCKAGE...
ground floor furnished 2/2 with 30' deeded boat dock!
Expansive view of the ICW from your air conditioned lanai
or open deck. #N568318 Bridget DePalma 809-4786
$559,900....SORRENTO SOUTH...Just steps to private
and well protected marina from this updated 3/2...40'
dock on 170' of deep canal frontage, no bridges to the
Gulf! #N5762862 Sammy Giordano 223-1431
$589,000...SIESTA KEY...HARBOUR TOWNE! Full bay
views from almost every room of this 4/3 condo with over
2,300 sq ft of living area plus garage! Deeded dock with
no bridges to the ICW. Clubhouse, pool, tennis...and of
course, Siesta Key! #N531623 Wheeler/Green 809-8432
$995,000...SHAKETT ISLAND...Wide bay views from this
choice 3/3.5 w/enclosed heated pool, remote controlled
spa, oversized garage...dock w/7,000 Ib lift...extensive
upgrades and countless unique features! #N547252
Wheeler/Green 809-8432
$1,395,000...VENICE SANDS DOUBLE CONDO....ONE
RESIDENCE! Over 2,300 sq ft of living area w/view from
the horizon to Siesta Key! Beautifully remodeled 3/3 w/
unusually large island kitchen, breakfast area, formal
dining, and wet bar the size of many condo kitchens!
Numerous lanais! Versatile layout totally new and
comparable to the best the beach can offer! #N569120
Caldwell/Price 266-8829


$315,000...OPEN HOUSE...133 ARECA PALM CT...
SATURDAY 3 5...VENICE PALMS...Value plus! Beautiful
4/3 located in highly desirable development! Family room,
central vac, loads of storage and much more! Centrally
located. #N5762988 Sandra/Dan Simic 504-0944


$949,000...VENICE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB...Nothing
short of spectacular describes this John Cannon 3/3.5
w/22' ceiling in family room...carved stone gas
fireplace, Mexican stone flooring, Viking gas stove in
kitchen, 900 bottle wine storage, 2nd floor bonus
room...pool with waterfall...all on the signature hole
of this award winning golf course! #N575991
Glo/Ron Rubin 223-1766
$1,495,000...BELEZA!! VENICE BEACH...FULL GULF
VIEW! Security coded elevator opens to your private
residence lobby...3 bdrms/3.5 baths, over 2,400 sq ft of
living area with full southern view, full direct view of
Gulf, and panoramic view of City. Private garage parking,
full gym, luxury upgrades and features! #N5761431
Bonnie Price 350-3362
$1,985,000...SELLER FINANCING! PANORAMIC BAY
VIEW THROUGH THE JETTIES! Custom built three story 3/
3 with guest quarters, large boat dock with lift, well
planned design with eye-popping master suite! Sailboat
water, no fixed bridges to the Gulf! #N548529 Richard
Bradway 809-8431
$2,999,000...THE ANCHORAGE...The ultimate in luxury
waterfront living! Over 6,200 sq ft in this 6 bedroom plus
large office, 3 full baths, 2 half baths, 3 car garaqe...caqed,
heated bayfront pool with sweeping views of Roberts Bay!
10,000 Ib boat liff...no bridges to Gult waters a yachtsman's
dream! Secluded gated waterfront development of grand
estate homes. #N554885 Bob Piel 716-7435

GOLF COURSE PROPERTIES
$399,000...VENICE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB...
Landscaped courtyard adds to the appeal of this rare 3/3
with views of golf course and preserve. Large kitchen
and master suite...loads of storage! Exceptional in every
way! Outstanding amenities in premier country club
setting! #N5761064 Glo/Ron Rubin 223-1766


$485,000...CALUSA LAKES ON 11TH FAIRWAY! Great
view...great 3/2.5, 3 car garage, outstanding layout...
Nisley Sawgrass model. Built-ins in living room, family
room, master bath, office. Solid surface counters,
upgraded appliances, charming private garden area off
third bedroom. #N572386 Dee Gomber 497-4983
$539,000...OWNER KNOWS THE MARKET! Walk in...it
takes your breath away! Stunning 4/3 located on 13th
fairway of Venice Golf & Country Club shows like a model!
Designer decorated to the smallest detail! Pool with
outdoor bar gorgeous! #N5762961
Christine Neal 468-4028
$539,000...PELICAN POINTE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB!
Custom Rutenburg 3/3 with 3 car garage, huge bonus rm
or 4th bedroom! Large pool, summer kitchen, vaulted
ceilings, built-in entertainment center...tennis, gym,
restaurant/clubhouse and award winning golf! #N575645
Jim White 223-5378
$549,000....MISSION ESTATES...7th FAIRWAY backs up to
this large 3/2.5 with separate office and adjoining full
guest quarters with walled, private courtyard! New pool
with pavered, caged lanai plus wood deck. Oversized golf
course lot backs up to Mission Valley Golf Course! Fruit
trees, oaks...loads of extras! #N5762199 Owner/Agent
Linda Bradway 809-3555
$659,000...VENICE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB! Todd Johnson
custom built 4/3 on premier lot overlooking lake and 10th
fairway! Family rm, large lanai and pool area with outdoor
kitchen. Very active and social membership in prestigious
golf course community! #N570696 Christine Neal 468-
4028/Jayne Irene 321-4835
$889,900...BOCA ROYALE...OR IS IT TUSCANY? Straight
out of the wine country in Italy, or so it seems! Exquisite
detailing inside and out in this breathtaking 4/3 with
gourmet kitchen featuring freezer drawers and built-in
wine cooler. Master suite features 10 x 10 closet. Entertain
outdoors on wide veranda with 18'wall with built-in
fireplace overlooking lake! Power awning extends over
pool. Countless details! #N5762166
Bob Linthicum 228-9206

UNDER $200.000
$139,900...VENICE GARDENS! Beautiful to show, this
spacious 2/2 with garage, new carpet, solarium! Water/
Sewer, community clubhouse and pool. #N571537
Chloe Fleming 320-6466
$139,900...GREAT STARTER HOME! Or, maybe retirement
or seasonal residence! Updated 2/1 with close proximity to
shopping and beaches! Excellent value in this spacious
and wellmaintained home! #N5762991
Dee Gomber 497-9483
$144,900...IRONWOOD VILLAS...Free standing 2/2 villa in
golf course community, walking distance to shopping, bus
top and community pool! Excellent investor property with
low monthly maintenance fees! #N5762345
Sammy Giordano 223-1431
$149,900...MISSION TRAIL...Updated 2/2 w/ceramic tile
and carpet overlooking pool and lake. Seasonal lease in
place for 2009 investor perfect! Close to beaches and
shopping! #N5762256 Leona Lingley 223-3801
$168,000...VENICE GARDENS...Over 1,800 sq ft in this
bright and spacious 2/2 with 2 car garage and pool! Quiet
street of well maintained homes. Well established
community centrally located to everything! #N5762787
Becky Shontz-Bork 497-2229
$179,000...PLANTATION! Quiet detached 2/2 villa with 2
car garage in one of the loveliest areas in this exceptional
country club community! Glass enclosed sun room plus
screened courtyard...freshly updated! #N5762834
Laura Bennawy 416-3132.
$189,900...VENICE EAST...Beautifully landscaped and
remodeled 3/2, diagonal tile, wood floors, upgraded baths
and kitchen, freshly painted, crown molding and large
fenced backyard. Established neighborhood of well
maintained homes. Water/Sewer...close to shopping and
entertainment! #N5762497 Bridget DePalma 809-4786
$193,000...GULF POINT CONDOMINIUM! Right across
from Venice Beach! Furnished, first floor 1/1 with 2007 A/C,
heated pool, clubhouse and easy stroll to downtown
shopping and entertainment! #N574352
Gwen Heggan 468-1297
$199,000...PRISTINE! OVERBROOK GARDENS 3/2, new
carpeting, lanai updated for year around use. Private
courtyard off master suite. Water/Sewer...Close to
Manasota Beach! #N5762428 Roxie Larain 468-6101
$199,900...AUBURN COVE...Pristine 2/2 villa in land
owned maintenance free community with heated
community pool! Large screened lanai w/sliding glass
doors for year round use. Convenient to nearby shopping,
downtown Venice and area beaches. #N5762055
Bob Linthicum 228-9206


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1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

S VENICE, POOL HOME
3BR/2BA/1CG, beach &
boat access +W/D.
$1025/mo +Sec dep.
Incls wtr + pool svc.
(630)-781-5343 or
email:
cindy.adams@comcast.net
S. Venice 2/2/1, updated
lanai, hot tub, ann. lease,
$800. mo. Employment
ref's req'd 941-330-5093
S. Venice 3/1.5 Fenced
yard, Pet OK, $800
(941)497-1993
S. Venice 3/2 + Family
Room, 2200 SF, Fenced
yard. $800, Pets Ok
941- 497-1993





SAVE on this Super
Nice 2/2 in
Englewood. Dishwash-
er, tile & more. Very
close to LB High.

$650 RECEIVE Disney
trip with lease PLUS
$50 cash rebate if
you sign lease before
10/18/08.

Susan Pimsner
941-474-2882
RentMeFlorida.com

Solona area, 2/1, all
appliances, $575 mo. +
dep. No pets. Available
now. (941)-639-5067

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

VENICE 2/1 Home, City
util. Tile Throughout. Ener
gy efficient. $700. 1st,
last, sec. 941-474-2683
Venice 2/2/1 $795/mo +
sec or lease option.
(941)-496-9325
Venice Acres! 3/2/2 Pool
+ Spa $1498 on 1 acre
or 3/2/2 + 1/1 cottage
$1998 941-488-9486
VENICE GDNS, charming
Mediterranean 2/2 & 3/2,
close to Garden Elem &
YMCA$875 (941Y927-7524
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, 3/2 Newly remod-
led kitch w/new appli,
updated bath, new floor-
ing $990 (941)-485-3730
Venice, Nokomis, 1&2br,
Also, pool home, Ven
Island, sm pet ok. $500-
$1200 (941)-488-7272

1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

$99.00 MOVES YOU IN!
First Month FREE with annual
lease. 3/2/1 luxury 1425SF
under air. Small Pets OK.
OPEN DAILY AT
4520 S. Biscavne Dr.
North Port
941-350-2704 or
Toll Free 1-888803-3100
MARK V DEVELOPMENT
13355-C Tamiami Trail, N.P.
2/2 Furnished condo on
Deep Creek Golf Course.
$650 mo. (734)483-
0412 or 734-730-2415
2/2 PGI waterfront, dock,
furnished/unfurnished,
annual/seasonal, W/D,
941-875-0006
2/2 Saybrook Center Rd.,
pool, covered prking, W/D
$800/mo.
Investment RIty 492-5050
2nd. floor 2 bed/2 bath
unit, int. laundry w/d,
Westchester Blvd, PC;
$600 unfurnished; $650
furnished. Includes water
& cable. $100 applica-
tion fee; 1 year lease.
Call Bud Trayner Realty,
Owner/Broker
(941) 204-2303


1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

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Bird Bay, Venice 1st
floor villa, 2/2/CP, 1370
sf, 2 enclosed lanais,
$950. water/Cable, Pool
clubhse. (941)-484-9883
Cape Haze Bring your
toothbrush, Fully
furnished,
brand new 2/2 with
pool, tennis, workout
facility, pets? $850 +
elect. 941-964-1736
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 $695 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. FI, 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: 2/2 Gated
Community, pool, club-
house, washer, dryer &
water included. Screened
lanai, $700 mo.
941-916-1649
Listing Services Direct
Deep Crk 2/2 4-plex villa
on G.C. w/d, lanai, priv.
parking, pets ok. $750+
electric. 941-575-7550
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
N. Port Sable Trace CC.
Gated, 2BR/2BA, Den,
lanai, W/D, pool, $750
No pets. 941-625-8107
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
P.C. 2/2 $570 & 1/1
$460 condo, water incl.
no pets. 1st., last +
sec. (941)-380-9212
P.C. 2/2 Kings Hwy. sm.
pets, pool, tennis, H20,
w/d, cable incl. $695
furn. poss 941-286-5003
P.C. 2/2, Cedar Woods,
$625 mo., no age limit,
w/d, pool, 954-803-
3908, 305-776-8520


1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

P.C. Luxury Gated Furn.
2/2/CP, Pool, Gym, Club-
house, Internet. Avail Nov.
6th. $695 941-206-7233
P.C. Westchester Blvd.
2/2, pool, incl. all appl. &
water N/P, N/S $630 mo
+ sec. (941)-629-2475
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
PC, Hampshire House,
Updated 2/2,
$550/mo. Incl. Ameni-
ties. 941-662-9629
Cornerstone Real
Estate & Management
PG-Emerald Pt WF,
2/1, w/dock, pool & ten-
nis.$695/mo.ann, $1350
seas. 239-642-4915
PGI Need great tenants for
2/2 unfurnished condo. Gor-
geous, ground floor. Small
pet okay. No smoke. Appli-
ances included. Many
upgrades. Available Decem-
ber 1. (630)-879-2789
PGI Condo, 2BD, 2BA fur-
nished on water. 2 Blks.
from Fish. Village. Avail.
Now. $750 mo. No Pets.
847-970-1199
PGI Vivante, 2BR/2BA,
1875 SF, elev., tennis,
htd pools, Avail. 11/15.
$925 mo ann. 941- 204-
2613 www.vivante-fl.com
PGI, 3/2/1, upstairs,
gourmet kit., att. gar.
Gated. 2 yrs old. Htd pool
& spa. $1000 mo incl.
most util. (941)-637-6418
PT CHAR, Beautiful,
newer 3/2/1, lanai,
pool, appls, lake view.
$850/mo (248)-894-
7156 or (941)-475-4486
PUNTA GORDA-
New Luxury 3/2
Condo. www.vivante-
fl.com for pics & info.
$1400. mo.
(770)-265-6447 or
(678)-296-3574
VENICE ISL 2/2, new paint &
carpet, W/D, Clubhs, pool,
cable close to bch/shop. N/P,
N/S S900/mo 941-423-3467
ATHENS TOWNHOUSE Vence
Luxury livng in a rental unit
2/2 three blks to bch, 2blks
to shops. (941)485-7645
Venice Island, Downtown
Walk to Shops & restau-
rants 2/2, Remodeled. N/P
N/S $750. 941-6506405
VENICE, 2br/2ba Fur-
nished Condo in Mission
Lakes. Extra clean.
$800/mo (941)4936142
WATERFRONT PUNTA
GORDA. Furnished 1 2
bdrm. Bring suitcase &
boat. (941) 626-3350

1280 TOWNHOUSES
FOR RENT

Brand new Deep Creek
2/2.5, on golf course,
pool, $695 mo. Lease/
Opt. 941-815-8895

1300 DUPLEXES
FOR RENT

Port Char. 2/1 Complete-
ly remodeled, tile through-
out, large, lanai, $600
mo. (941)-639-2823
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


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


1300 DUPLEXES
FOR RENT

Engl/Grove City 2/1/CP +
enclosed lanai, W/D hkup
$600/mo.
(941)-525-3402
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
2Br/lBa $400 month.
135 S. New York Ave.
Call (941)276-9192.
ENGLEWOOD on Canal
lbr/lb, Scrn Lanai, Car
port, Water-Sewer-Lawn
Included, $675/mo. 1st
last-sec 707-396-3778
ENGLEWOOD, 2br/lba,
W/D, quiet, N/S, No
dogs. Ist&Lst. $575.
(941)473-7847
Englewood. 2/1, lanai,
$600. Rotonda 2/1 huge
lanai. $650. 1/1, lanai,
$550. 941460-9403
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
North Port 2/1 $600 +
Security deposit. Avail
immediately, Annual
Lease. 941-423-8448
NORTH PORT all tile,
2/1 Pets Ok $650 mo.
or $162.50 weekly
rental (941)-769-4720
NORTH PORT: 2/1/1 +
lanai, no pets. $750/mo.
+ $1000 Security.
(941)426-2942
P.C.- 1/1. Close to Shop-
ping. Wall to Wall Carpet.
$500. mo. 1st, Last &
Sec. (941)-255-0163
PG 1/1/CP Close to
downtown & 41. W&D,
satellite & util. incl. 941-
286-3305, 286-0725
PG, very nice 2BR/1BA/
carport. No pets. $650
mo + util. $1300 moves
you in. (941)-740-0491 or
637-0417
RENT TO OWN, PGI:
2/2/CP all appl, $700
/mo, negotiable, no
pets 1 mo/sec, immed.
occup. (239)731-5188

1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT

*DOWNTOWN VENICE
Embassy 1br apt.
$599/mo. + $600 Sec.
Walk to beach & churches.
N/P. (941)-244-0700
*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
1BR starting @ $475,
2BR $595. With 12mo
lease, 3rd mo free. Sm.
dep. PG (941)-628-6834
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


1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT

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
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.
BANANA BAY MOTEL
Extended Stay Program
Furn. from $150 week
incl. utilities, pool & dock
(941)-743-4441
Best location in town at a
great price! 1/1 $450
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
CHAR. HBR. 1/1 updat-
ed, incl. water, pool,
scr. lanai, no pets.
$550. 941-628-3759
CHARLOTTE HARBOR 1
mo. FREE, new lbr
unfurn, c/h/a, fans,
No pets $595/mo.
(941)-587-7828
CHARLOTTE HARBOR 1/1
near fishing, shopping,
view of Harbor. Starting at
$425. 239-543-5252.
Charlotte Harbor efficien-
cy furnished, clean, neat,
lease, no pets $600 mo
(941)-764-3969
Eff $150 week, 1 Bedrm
apt $175 wk. Incl util.
Triangle Motel Punta
Gorda 941-639-8356
ENGL. 1/1 Quiet,
refurbished. $500/mo
incls water. $300 sec.
Refs. 941-223-1809
Engl/Cape Haze 1/1 &
2/1/cp, quiet & clean, W/D,
$520/$620 + sec. 1st
mo free. 941-626-3581
Englewood P.C. 3
months FREE. 2/1, just
remodeled, tile, new
paint. Pets ok. Call (239)-
398-5473
ENGLEWOOD 1ST |
MONTH FREE 12 mins
omVenice 2br w/ den
2 ba 1300sf,pool$399.
movesou in$799/mo941-
4730450

ENGLEWOOD WATER-
FONT 1/1, Very Clean,
Close to Shopping, N/P
$550/mo 941475-5409
ISLAND OF VENICE
Eff, 1 & 2 br, 1-yr lease.
Immed. occup. No pets.
(941416-5757

MANASOTA Key 1BR on
beach, very quiet area. Big
porch. Small pet ok. $850
mo. Incl Utils 941-661-7120
MANASOTA Key, steps to
beach. 1 & 2 bed, util.
& cable incl. Sm. pets,
$200-$300 wk. Lng term
941-716-3660
Nokomis 2/1 $700/mo +
Electric. 1st + $300 dep
Free Water & Cable (941)-
321-7904
Nokomis Large Ibed
Ibath. N/P Partially
Furn. $450 + Utilities
(941)480-0330
North Port
1BD/1BA $650/mo
Studio APT $500/mo
(941)-875-3083


1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT

PC, 2/2 $550! Great
location. Unbelievable!
Move in NOW!
Call (941)-627-3900
PG Historic Dist. remod-
eled, furn. 1/1, cable/
HS, water, incl. $700+
elec. 814-279-5065
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
941-496-4161


S VENICE near Myakka
River, Ibr/lba, $595 + 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 $110wk
941488-9878

Toledo Club
Apts. Luxury
Community.
FALL
FR ZY

Studio's /5535
Ibd apts/$613
2bd apts/ $675
941-423-6600

Venice FURNISHED 1/1
LR, Kit, dishes, linens, TV,
utilities incl. $190/wk
(941)4974970
VENICE ISLAND studio
Close to Everything F/L/S
Util/Laundry incl N/P, N/S
$675 9414830053
VENICE ISLAND Studio
apt, No pets. 2nd floor
$450/mo (941)484-
2206 or (941)485-5698
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.



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

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Home & Condo Rentals and

Property Management, Inc.

Z 704 W. Venice Ave. 941.484.0670
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South Venice home, lanai, shed, pet neg., approx. 816 sq. ft.....................................$ 700
Venice Gardens home, den, lanai, W/D, small pet neg., approx. 1021 sq. ft..............$ 825
Tuscany Lakes condo, 2nd floor, W/D, community pool, approx. 1467 sq. ft..............$ 850
Duplex on Island, close to beach, washer/dryer, approx. 1450 sq. ft.......................... $ 850
Pinebrook Preserve, 1st floor, lanai, community pool, approx. 1384 sq. ft.................$ 900
Island home, family room, all tile/Terrazzo, close to beach, approx. 1423 sq. ft.........$ 975
Laurel Hollow home, lanai, W/D, den, community pool, approx. 1387 sq. ft...............$ 975
W illow Springs home, den, pool, W/D, approx. 2064 sq. ft.........................................$1050


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1340 MOBILE HOMES
FOR RENT

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
PG 2/1.5, not a park,
fenced, CHA,
Bermont/17 $500/mo,
Ist+Sec 941-815-8924
Several Available From
$400 -$750. Punta
Gorda, Nocatee & Kings
Hwy. Incl. CHA. 1st, Last
& Sec 941-624-0355

VENICE 1BR/1BA, adult
park, Ig corner lot. Avail.
Jan-Jun. $750/mo. incl-
electric. (941)488-2300

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

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
NOKOMIS, remodeled effi-
ciency, onsite laundry, sm
pet OK, $500/mo. utili-
ties incl. 941-815-8649.
North South Venice. Own
entrance. Lrg Closet,
Bath, Refrig & micro,
Screened porch & patio,
cable & elec incl. $600
1st & $300 dep (941)-
493-4888 Leave Mesage
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. 941-258-8505
Venice Island
55 +
(941)-488-5606

1360 ROOMS FOR
RENT

Char. Harb. w/house priv.
all util. incl. priv. entry &
mstr. bath, huge, closet.
$125 wk, 757-329-4885
Eng. Large clean room,
private entrance & bath,
sm fridge. Bch access.
$125/wk. 941-474-4345


1360 ROOMS FOR
RENT

NP, New home w/pool,
Unfurn, Full house Privl,
$475 inclds utilites &
cable. (941)-429-5848
ONLY $100/Wk in PC/
Engl. Priv entr, cable, ac.
All util incl.941-681-1161,
276-1025

P.C. ROOM FOR RENT
with house privileges. Util.
incl. $100/wk. + deposit.
Call (941)-276-2681.
PC Clean & Quiet, $120
wk. $400/mo incl utils,
furn'd, refs. 941-743-
3070. 941-740-2565

PC nice furn. room w/TV,
quiet area, kit. priv., close
to everything, $130 week
+ dep. (941)-626-2832
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
PUNTA GORDA 3 BdRm
Trailer $85/wk, first,
last, $100 sec. ND/ND
(941) 258-5795.
South Venice, Furnished
Room w/ Full House Priv.,
$700. Includes Cable &
Phone. (941)492-6360
VENICE: Share Beach 2/2,
condo, pool, 1600sf, furn.,
wdflrs, cable, internet
$650. 941-244 2799

1370 RENTALSTO
SHARE

PC- 3/2 Furnished
Pool Home. Small pet OK
$435 mo. All utiities incl.
(941)-255-7862
S. VENICE, Private 1/1,
Furn. Male or Female.
$550. mo. includes all.
(941)445-2344
Venice 2/2 condo w/lanai
Sm Pet ok. $350 + 1/2
electric (941)-284-7698

1390 VACATION/SEAS
RENTALS

*Venice Island Condo
on Canal. Ideal for couple.
Heated Pool on Gulf.
$2500 941-484-7313
ALMAR RENTALS &
MGT. SERVICES. MANY
FURNISHED UNITS
800-964-3095
Donna@almar-rentals.com
Brand New 2 & 3
bedroom Condo's &
Homes. Near Beaches,
Boca & Boating.
Pool, Fitness, Tennis
from $2000mo
(941)-350-1288
ENGLEWOOD
/ROTONDA
Great selection available
WEST COAST PROP.MGT
473-0718 OR
877-468-0667
RentalsFlorida.net
ENGLEWOOD, 2/2/CP,
Lanai. Updated. 1
Block from Bay & Boat
Ramp. 863-280-0721
Manasota Key condo
Avail March 2009 2/2
w/ loft, pool, spa, priv
beach 201-638-5805


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3/2-Private greenbelt views
in this end unit condo with
cathedral ceilings & lots of
upgrades. Immediate
occupancy. Motivated seller!
$239,900
CLIFF STILES
DIRECT: 468-3606


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


428 CIRCLEWOOD
Circlewood 2/2 Fantastic
price for this lovely furnished
villa located under 3 miles to
Manasota Beach. Community
offers 2 pools, clubhouse,
sauna & fitness room.
$92,900
MARY ELLEN DEITER
DIRECT: 809-7305


PINEBROOK LAKE CLUB
2/2/1 Fabulous villa with
vaulted ceilings, skylight &
garage in a wonderful location.
Move-in condition!
$115,000
KEN SULA
DIRECT: 544-3197


3 BEUHOOM, 2 BATH HOME
within minutes from the South
Venice Beach Ferry. Breakfast
bar, large laundry and tiled
Florida room.
$124,900
CATHY JEWELL
DIRECT: 223-7561


312/2 POOL HOME
on corner lot with lot's of
upgrades and just 2 mi. to
Manasota Beach. large. open
eat-in kitchen, all new windows
and flooring. large. enclosed
lanai that could double as
office or play room. $248,500
MARY ELLEN DEITER
DIRECT: 809-7305


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
CONDOS & VILLAS
1/1 Villa D'este Condo, Comm. Pool, No Pets....$650
1/1 Antigua Condo, Furnished, No Pets..............$700
2/2 Gulfaire Condo, Comm. Pool, No Pets........$850
2/2/1 Las Casas Condo, Comm. Pool, No Pets...$850
2/2 Saybrook Manor Condo, Comm. Pool,
No Pets ............................................ ......$900
2/2 Isles Of Chestnut Creek, Comm. Pool,
No Pets.... ................................................S$925
2/2 Mission Lakes, Furnished, Water & Cable
Incl., No Pets.............................. ..... $975
2/2 Auburn Woods Villa, Comm Pool. Pets Ok...$975
2/2/1 Gondola Park Condo, Comm. Pool,
No Pets .................................................... $1000
HOMES
2/2/1 South Venice Home, Pets OK....................... $750
2/1 Venice Island Duplex, Newly Remodeled,
No Pets............ ....... ...... ............$800
2/2/1 Nokomis Home, Pool Service Included,
No Pets........................................... .......$975
3/2/2 Hourglass Estates Home, No Pets............ $1100
3/2/2 Gulfview Estates Home, Lawncare Incl.,
No Pets............................... $1100
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1390 VACATION/SEAS
RENTALS

Osprey: 2BR/2 bath,
sleeps 6. Free Electric,
Cable, Phone, Pools, Ten-
nis $550 week. Pat cell
(914)-907-0002
Seasonal Neat & Clean
2/1 Nokomis $1100 per
mo for 3m. 2/2 Venice
$1500 per mo for 3 mo
941-587-4219
Studio Guest House over-
looking pool & waterway.
Leisurly wlk to the bch &
S. Jetties on the Isl of
Venice. $1250/mo
9414083451
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,
fully furn, 50+ resort fac.
Wkly, Mo, Yearly. 516-728-
7487 or 516-7282991

1500 LOTS & ACREAGE


NORTH FOR. MYERS
Never Lived in
Log Home
5 Acres, 4 BR's, 3 Full
BA's, & Wood Laminate
Firs. 2 Decks, Den w/Fire-
place $289,900.
877-507-1122

View of intercoastal w/
Direct access 2/2. Gulf
RIty. Linda McCraney
941468-2076 $379,000
Your best North Port
buy? Oceanside St. Canal
Lot $9K 0% int,$400 mo.
till paid. 941-378-3780
www.mrlandman.com

1515 WATERFRONT




Nov 6th Deep Canal
Lot, New Seawall,
Dock, Lift
9201 Lake Dr,
Englewood
Quick Gulf Access
No Bridges





Waterfront Lot
Seawalled 80 X 125
Sturgeon PI P.G.
Access Peace River
$120,000
Punta Gorda 639-4970

1600 BUSINESS
FOR SALE

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

WANTED:
LIQUOR LICENSE
4COP
Reasonable
please.
941-416-3829


1610 BUSINESS
RENTALS

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

1450sf. Retail/Profes-
sional. US 41, high traffic
area, ample parking. Call
Allyson (941)456-4594
200 SQ FT Office Space,
with 10,000 SF lot, zoned
CI. 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
Approx. 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
Restaurant for Rent
8000+ SF on lake,
on 776 near Englewood.
Ready to Go 941-204-9084
Store for Rent 1100 sf.
2252 S. Tamiami Trail,
$900/mo. Elec. Incl.
941-488-2064
6 MTHS FREE RENT.
VENICE AVENUE
RETAIL OR OFFICE USE
750SQFT $750/MO OR
1500SQFT $1500/MO
(941)-497-0775
Venice Offices/Warehous-
es & office-warehouse
combo's, All sizes and
locations aval 485-1119

1615 INCOME
PROPERTY

Mini Storage Facility Venice
425 units, various sizes,
nearly full, low rates, Price
reduced. 1.350 M. Mary-
Beth Wilson, Preferred
Prop. Realtors.
941484-6279

1620 COMMER./
INDUST. PROP.

5000 SF could divide PG,
for lease by owner. Lots
of parking. Great deal.
After 4p 941-661-5999.
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


1620 COMMER./
INDUST. PROP.

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
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

1640 WAREHOUSE
& STORAGE

1,400, 1,700, 3,250 sf.
O.H. Doors, bath, cheap.
Paulson Dr./Market Circle
Best Deal 941-626-0416
12X28 Warehouse with
10' overhead doors
Electric Included. Call
941-488-6666

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.
850sf. Warehouse, taxes
& water incl. $550 mo.
(941)-766-1166
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


EMPLOYMENT


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


2001 HELP WANTED

Reliable couple to look
after rental home in Engle-
wood. Yard, cleaning,
general help for guests.
Tel 941 475 5927 eve


2010 PROFESSIONAL

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

HAIR STYLIST &
NAIL TECHNICIAN
F/T & P/T
Guaranteed income.
Emmett's Spa & Beau-
ty Ctr. 941-475-3310

HAIR STYLISTS Needed
Commission 55/60% or
chair rental. Good loca-
tion in Venice 941-488-
0703 or 941-497-2970

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STYLIST wanted. Com-
mission or cheapest chair
rent in town. Terms nego-
tiable. (941)-625-3323

The Cultural Center has
openings for EVENT
SCHEDULER &
SCHOOL REGISTRAR.
Apply by mail resumes
only to: P.O. 495129 Port
Charlotte, FL 33949.

2020 CLERICAL/
OFFICE

Front Office help wanted,
exp. w/quick books &
construction industry.
Exc. pay. General Con-
tractor located in North
Port. (941)-623-3602 or
Email Resume to;
dgriggs@coralsandsgc.com

LEASING CONSULTANT,
P/T, Seeking an outgo-
ing, experienced, & moti-
vated leasing professional
to join our 272-unit apart-
ment community team in
Venice. The ideal candi-
date will have 1 yr. of
sales or property mgt.
exp. or assoc. degree in
sales, marketing, or relat-
ed field req. Exceptional
customer service skills,
familiarity w/applicable
housing laws, & leasing
exp. desired. Microsoft
software skills or equiv.
software are required.
Successful candidates
will have a history of sales
achievement, be detail-
oriented, possess an
enthusiastic personality
with excellent communi-
cation skills. Schedule
includes 18-20 hrs/wk,
Sat. 9:30 a.m. 5 p.m.,
Sun. 11:30 3:30 p.m.,
and Mon. 9:30 6 p.m.
Attractive wages, plus
bonus potential and bene-
fit pkg. Please send
cover letter, resume and
salary requirements to:
ATTN: LCFL3, Woodmere
Apartments of Venice,
3900 Woodmere Park
Blvd, Venice, FL 34293.

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2030 MEDICAL

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.
Caii 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:
830 Pinebrook Rd,
Venice
No Phone Calls PIs.
Alternative Homemaking


CMA/LPN needed for
busy medical practice.
F/T with benefits. Please
fax resume to 941- 743-
4486.

CNAs, HHAs. Live-In,
FT/PT in-home care.
Experience reqd. Top
Pay! (941)-257-4452

CODING/BILLING, PT, for
wound care & occ. health.
Computer & people skills.
Certification pref. Email
resume jk34@aol.com



DENTAL ASSISTANT
with Dental exp only.
for S. Venice Office.
Great Pay and bene-
fits. Fax resume:
941-408-0896

Dr. Holt and Dr. Montoya
hiring F/T nurse. Fax
resume (941)764-6494
or call (941)764-0800

Local Licensed Home
Health Agency has an
opening for a Care Coor-
dinator. Answer phones,
perform clerical duties, fil-
ing, data entry. Must have
scheduling experience &
participate in the on-call
rotation. Please fax
resume to 941-624-0683
or visit the office at
A PREFERRED
NURSING SERVICE,
2811 Tamiami Trail
Suite Q, Port Charlotte
EOE (Lic. #20008095)


LPN/CNA- Great Job
Opportunity in Port Char-
lotte for a Professional
Friendly LPN/CNA Able to
Multi-Task in a Growing
Family Practice. Upscale
Office, Fun Staff, Compet-
itive Pay & Benefits.
Please Send Resume &
Salary Requirements to:
charlottehealth@gmail.com

Nurse Practitioner- Full-
time for busy Orthopaedic
Practice. Great work
environment. Benefits
offered. Please fax
resume to 941-625-0877
or email to
banter78719@mypacks.net

Part-time/prn Physical
Therapy Assistant for
office based practice,
please send resume with
references : fax (863)
494-5491 or mail to PO
Box 2020 Arcadia, FI
34265

PHYSICAL THERAPIST
& PHYSICAL THERAPY
ASST. Full, part time &
per Diem positions avail.
Great opportunity for moti-
vated goal oriented per-
son to join our PT Ortho-
pedic private practice
Excellent benefits w/
incentive package. Fax
Resume to Administrator
941-921-6572

PHYSICAL
THERAPIST/PTA, full
time, part time for
outpatient ortho clinic.
Fax resume to:
(941) 625-9672

2035 MUSICAL

Music Minister P/T Min 5
yrs Church exp. Duties
include Choir, Piano &
Organ Coordination.
Please send resume to
umcadm@embarqmail.com
or fax to 941-964-3053
or call
(941-964-2479






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2040 RESTAURANT/
HOTEL

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

Microtel Inn & Suites
GENERAL MANAGER
MUST HAVE
HOTEL EXPERIENCE
Port Charlotte FL. Fax
resume (941) 624-0212


2040 RESTAURANT/
HOTEL


IHOP RESTAURANT
IN VENICE
NOW HIRING
*Cooks *Servers *
Bus/Dish *Hostess/
Cashier
We offer:
Top pay, Insurance,
Vacations, & Flexible
Schedules
All Shifts-Full & Part Time
Positive, Cheerful and
Enthusiastic persons to
Apply
Monday Friday
8am 5pm
4369 Tamiami Trail South
Venice, Fl 34293
Line Cook. Experienced
F/T. Call 10-12 or 2-4
(941)-964-0765
MANAGER Exp./ASST.
MGRS, COOKS & WAIT-
STAFF. Apply in person at
the Nav-A-Gator, Just
off Kings Hwy. Wed. Fri.

SKILLED
NURSING
FACILITY

FT PM/AM
Cook/Supervisor
Must have previ-
ous cooking &
supervisory expe-
rience. Health
care experience a
plus. Familiar with
all sanitation
regulations.

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




2050 SKILLEDTRADES

Audio/Video Installer/
Electrical. Rough in
wiring, remodeling & pro-
gramming exp. neces-
sary. Email resume to
tlaeic@hotmail.com or
call (941)-575-2342
Auto Body Tech. High
Volume Production shop.
Quality a must. Long Term
Relationship. BUSY ALL
YR. 80-100hr wk. Call
Steve Deleon 650-7051
For Confidential Interview

CABINET BUILDER
Must know all areas
of cabinet assem-
bly, lamination &
hardware installa-
tion necessary.
Competitive wages,
F benefits.
Drug Free.
(941-485-0984
cal for appt.
Construction Company in
De Soto County seeking
CARPENTER Must be
motivated, have some
experience and able to
travel. Please fax resume
to; (863)-993-1356
HEAVY TRUCK TECH-
NICIAN. Excellent pay.
Experienced only need
apply. Call Mark @
941- 662-7631

Masonry Estimator/Work-
ing Foreman. Commer-
cial/Residental. Good at
Communication. DFWP
(941)-628-5965


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SMonthly rental reduced to $1,23U in North Port.
2,520 sq. ft., 3BR/2BA newer home close to
shopping and highways. Living room, dining room
and family room. All appliances. Owner/Agent.
a Lonie Buchner
Estate Brokers of Florida, Inc. 941-302-0987
$1,250 PER MONTH


HI u nU,1CC Ip C Uuctioun un UIIvoUsa Uunlt- soud 1
home. 2BR/2BA/2CG, den great room,
waterfront lanai, 8 tennis courts, pool.
Henry Hamels
S Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
941-321-9634
$195,300


architectural ceilings. 3BR, 3.5BA, office, updated
Z kitchen, family room w/fireplace, large lanai & pool
deck, summer kitchen, oversize side load 2CG.
Ann Jiganti 941-724-2485
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
__ $476,000


WAIlKrFKUIN 1 Amazing 4BK/jiBA/ILLJ pool
home with circular driveway. Double-sided
fireplaces, chef's kitchen, wrap deck, canal front
lot that leads directly to Lemon Bay!
Kathy Damewood
www.englewoodfloridahomes.com
RE/MAX Alliance Group 941-474-5297
$699,900


S Spacious 2BR/2BA split plan home with sliding
S doors to oversized Florida room overlooking
Beautifully landscaped yard. Two master suites
w/walk-in closets. #849T MLS#D555225
SCarolyn A. Jarvis, P.A. ReMax Alliance Group
941-475-2298 www.floridahomescjarvis.com
$135,000


S Upgraded throughout with hand painted tray
ceilings, Ig. kitchen w/wood cabinets, 3BR/2.5
SBA, double garage, pool and lanai. On a oversized
lot. #840T
Q Carolyn A. Jarvis, P.A. RE/MAX Alliance Group
941-475-2298 www.floridahomescjarvis.com
$399,500









SNewly completed luxury townhouse with private
pool & spa. Close to Venice Beach. Built to new
hurricane standards. Private elevator and many
upgrades. MLS#N571935
Diane Fuchs 941-266-8006
Joan McMahon 941-306-9353
Michael Saunders & Co.
$1,175,000


Sandra Finger
A WOMAN WITH MOXIE
Sandra Finger, Vice President,
began her banking career
in 1974 and has spearheaded the
establishment of a Venice
Chapter for Women with
Moxie this year. For information
call 941-493-4126.


HNOXIE


I Beautiul LUUs Duiiaing across Irom county
S buildings, on Cattlemen. Room for another
S 12,500 sq. ft. building on same 2 acres.
Phil Defreest 941-539-8061
1. Home & Dreams Realty, Inc.
S0 www.HomesAndDreamsRealty.com
I$3,300,000


2050 SKILLEDTRADES

Maintenance
Technician

Need F/T Maintenance
Technician. Must hold EPA
& HVAC Cert. Heat pump
exp. a plus. Excellent pay
& benefits. Fax resume:
941485-6025 or e-mail:
venetianfla@verizon.net.

Solid Surface Counter
Top Shop in Nokomis
area. Corian, Cambria &
Granite is now hiring Fab-
ricator/Installer. Needs to
have Experience. Call
941484-7376 8am-4pm
or Leave message

TRUCK DRIVER, 2 yrs
over-the-road exp. CDL
lic. & DOT medical card
req'd. Car hauling exp. a
plus! Top pay in the
industry. Qualified appli-
cants call (941)204-5155

2070 SALES

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
ALL AGENTS RECEIVE
100% Commission
Open 7 Days a Week
Non-competing broker
does not list or sell. The
agents are our only cus-
tomers. Monthly fee
$100. Transaction fee -
$75/side. No other costs
or fees. MLS functions in
Naples, Marco Island, Ft.
Myers, Cape Coral,
Lehigh Acres, Port Char-
lotte, Englewood, 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


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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 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
*History of proven suc-
cess exceeding quota
Benefits:
*Medical and Life
Insurance
*Paid Time Off vaca-
tions and holidays
*401K
*Recognition Pro-
grams
*Cell 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@daystar.net


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/
Telemarketer 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

LICENSED personal assis-
tant needed for busy Real
Estate Office. Salary +
commission. Call Tommy
1-888-800-9927 ext 101

Lincare, leading national
respiratory company
seeks results driven
Sales Representative.
Create working relation-
ships with MD's, nurses,
social workers and articu-
late our excellent patient
care with attentive listen-
ing skills. Competitive
Base + un-capped com-
mission. Fax 941-629-
7622. DFWP/EOE.


Real Estate Licenses
Yes, you can succeed in
this market! Call Rick
Page; owner Century 21
Aztec @ 815-2199

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2100 GENERAL

Amusement Atten-
dants/Carnival wanted
for Jolly Shows. 45
temporary positions
open from 19-Dec-08
through 15-Nov-09,
starting in Arcadia, FL
and traveling to Land
O'Lakes, West Palm
Beach, FL; Annapolis
Hanover, Riverdale,
MD; Woodbridge, VA;
Hyattsville, Baltimore,
MD; Herndon, VA; Wal-
dorf, Glen Burnie,
Prince Frederick,
Havre de Grace, Sever-
na Park, Westminster,
Glen Burnie, Baltimore,
MD; Chesterfield, VA;
Oxon Hill, Crownsville,
Fort Meade, MD; Ft
Belvoir, Woodbridge,
VA; Arnold, Annapolis,
MD. Job involves a
variety of attending
duties. Operating and
Maintaining Amuse-
ment Rides and Con-
cessions. Some set-up
and takedown is
required. Typical
schedule: 40 hrs/wk,
Wed Sun, 11:30am to
8:30pm w/ 1 hr meal
break. No training or
experience required.
Travel required. Salary
of $7.15 per hr,
$10.73 overtime.
Send a resume with job
order number:
NYO887599-jf to NYS-
DOL-Foreign Labor
Certification Unit, PO
Box 15127, Albany, NY
12212

ARCADIA POLICE
DEPARTMENT
VACANCY
The Arcadia Police
Department announces a
vacancy for a Police
Officer. All applicants
must meet the Florida
Police Standards require-
ments. Previous law
enforcement, minorities &
women are encouraged
to apply. Applications and
information can be
obtained at Arcadia Police
Department 17N Polk
Ave. Arcadia Monday thru
Thursday between the
hours of 8:00 am to 5:00
pm Fridays Between the
hours of 7:30 am to 4pm
AN EQUAL OPPORTU-
NITY EMPLOYER



Caregiver/Housekeeper
Live-In my home. Murdock
area. Valid Dry. lic. 941-
629-0459 /941-661-4030

Fashion Diva Needed
Must be able to price
clothes for consignment
store. Apply at
Consignment America
1881 Englewood Rd.
(Hwy 776) Lemon Bay
Shopping Center DFWP

JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!
Check Our Opportunites!
www.shaveremploymentcom

LANDSCAPER
Experienced, Strong, Reli-
able, Lic. Required. $9/hr
to start (941)-484-2965

Medical Equip. Driver
/Repair Tech. Only appli-
cants with DME exp. will
be considered. Reply to
smarks@unityhme. net

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


TELEMARKETING
OPPORTUNITY

Part Time
Flexible Hours
(8:00-6:00)
Monday Friday
Base Salary +
Commissions
Downtown Punta
Gorda

Email Resume &
Cover Letter To:
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2110 PARTTIME/
TEMPORARY

CASHIERS wanted P/T
for Produce Market. No
exp necess, $7.50/hr to
start. (941)-844-8655
312 S Tamiami Trail, Pio-
neer Farm Mkt, Venice Isl

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CIRCULATION
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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

Deep Creek Golf Club PT
kitchen help & server with
experience. Must work
weekend rotations &
some nights. Call 625-
6911 ask for Jackie

2115 HOME BASED/
BUSINESS

ACCESS TO A COMPUTER?
$25-$75/per hr. PT or FT
866-699-4718 go to:
www.dreamsdocometrue4us.com
Be aVictor not a Victim
No more of the same,Try a
better on line money system.
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Utilize the Power of the
internet. Own/Operate a
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3015 HAPPY ADS



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



3020 PERSONALS

ALONE?
SENIORS DATING
BUREAU! SAFEST since
1977! (Ages 45-90)
1-800-922-4477
24 hours. or log on to:
www.RespectedDating.com
ERICA
GREAT PRICES
941-237-1356

KRISTY
239-601-7777

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
SAVANNAH
CALL FOR APPT
941-467-5363

STACV
CALL FOR SPECIALS
941-237-1157
SWEET
DIXIE'S
(941)-879-2348

TIA/BRANDY
(941)-237-1942

3040 CARD OFTHANKS

Thank you for prayers
answered. Sacred Heart
of Jesus and St. Jude
A.P.

3060 SCHOOLS
& INSTRUCTION

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


3060 SCHOOLS
& INSTRUCTION

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

3080 TRAVEL/TICKETS

FOOTBALL TICKETS
Buffalo@Miami, Oct 26
$95.00, Includes bus
from Boomers, Food,
Drinks 941-629-8144

3090 LOST & FOUND

FOUND set of keys on
Dorchester & Yancy, on
10/12. Call to describe.
941-629-2914
LOST 10/15, Gold hoop
diamond earing, Please
call (941)-629-6792 or
276-7999
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 black/white Boston
Terrier male, Engl East, 2
wks ago 941-460-9546
Lost- 2 Jack Russells, m
& f. Loved & missed.
please help them return
home 941-4754260 Eng

REWARD!!
Lost female minia-
ture pinscher,black
and tan with pink
collar. Answers to
the name Raina. Lost
in the area of CR
661 and Pearce St.
Arcadia. She needs
medication. Please
call with any infor-
mation or if found.
863-990-1789


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FINANCIAL

4010 BUSINESS
OPPORTUNITIES


ENTREPRENEUR
interested in opening a
small cafe in a newly
opened 9,000 SF antique
mall in Punta Gorda. Con-
tact Mike 941- 637-8705.

4080 LOANS/
MORTGAGES

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


5000








BUSINESS SERVICES

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

5040 CARPET
SERVICES

Installation, Repair &
Restretch. 30yrs + exp.
Buy Factory Direct & Save
$$ 941-524-3871 or
941-493-1985 Free Est.

5050 CHILD/ADULT
CARE

ALL CHILDCARE
FACILITIES MUST
INCLUDEWITH ADVER-
TISEMENT, STATE OR
LOCAL AGENCY LICENSE
NUMBER.
Attention Parents Work
part time or nights? Need
daycare but didn't think
you could afford it? Please
call Angela I have a great
solution. P. Char. (941)-
204-2022. Lic. F20CH0012

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.
I will sit with your loved
ones, light housekeeping,
doctors appt & more.
Have ref. 941-626-8177


Nurse has room avail for
2 eldery adults. 24 HR
Personal Care Provided.
(941)429-0772
Personal Home Health
Care-Nurse companion.
Full time w/exc. refs. & 25
yrs. exp. 941-473-2363
PRIVATE DUTY CARE
Dependable, caring, Ref's
avail. If you need help call
Julie, 941-474-1200


5053 COMPUTER
SERVICE

**1A+COMPUTER
REPAIR & TUTOR...
IN YOUR HONE
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.

Leslie's Cleaning Residen-
tal & Commercial "I do
Windows" Free Est. Refs
Avail. 941-914-0662

Susan's Cleaning Service:
Affordable Cleaning Ser-
vice for Houses, Condos,
Apartments and even
offices. Call for a free
estimate:
941-268-7195

5080 EXCAVATING/
BUSH HOG


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, toilet, sm
repairs. 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

HANDLES HANDYMAN
SERVICE 30 yrs. exp.
I DO IT ALL!
941-586-4856

Quality Concrete Work at
a Very Affordable Price.
Driveways, Sidewalks,
Patios. Serving the area
25 yrs. (941)-780-5968
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
UNokomis, Ven & Island. Li
&Ins. For exc. lawn car
S Call 4884462

An Occupational License
may be required by the
City and/or County.
Please call the appropri-
ate occupational licensing
bureau to verify
JMS MOWING SER-
VICES, Great rates & ser-
vice! Per cut or monthly.
(941)-628-1283
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



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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




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







TRUSTEE ORDERED
PUBLIC AUCTION
Having moved into an
assisted living facility the
Trustee has contracted
with H.D. WILKINSON &
COMPANY to sell at public
auction to the highest bid-
der the remaining con-
tents of her home located
at:
26523 Barranquilla Ave.
Punta Gorda, FL
(Deep Creek)
Saturday Oct. 18, 2008
11:00 am
Preview at 10:00 am
Contents include but, not
limited to the following:
Cherry dining table with 6
chairs, tall Cherry silver-
ware chest, white on
white sofa and love seat,
white wingback chair, 2
drawer sofa table, Yama-
ha electric organ, Dell
computer system, Epson
printer, computer desk
and chair, beds,
dressers, console RCA
TV, nests of metal and
glass tables, lamps, kitch-
enette table and chairs,
bar stools, etegere, artifi-
cial plants, glassware,
decorative art, generator,
misc. linens & house
wares, hundreds of
sports cards, assortment
of collectible coins &
more...
10% BUYER'S PREMIUM
H.D. Wilkinson,
AARE, CES AU3665
To give you
peace of mind...
Toll free phone:
877-701-5115 email:
info@HDWAuctions.com


6030 HOUSEHOLD
GOODS

NEED CASH
NOW7?
We Buy Quality
Home Furnishings,
Coins, jewelry,
antiques, autos or
TA ofvalue!
9t14 5-4964

A FURNITURE SHOPPE
1552 S. McCall Rd., Engl.
Selling Quality Used Fum.
M-F 10-4. 941-473-1986
5 piece dinette set, 2
matching bar stools,
$250 (941)-505-1121
BAR STOOLS- 4 stools.
Like new. 1 extra seat.
$450. (941)-575-4703
Bed, Queen Mattress and
Box. Brand New will sell
$175. Local 941-629-
5550 or 941-456-5555.
Also have KING.
BED, ELEC. Single, Like
ew, $295. 16mm projec-
tor, RCA 400, exc. cond.
$75. Chop/Miter Saw,
10" $50. Metal Desk & 2
File cabinets. $50.
(941)-497-0432
Bed Mattress/Box. New -
will sell $100. Local 941-
629-5550/941-456-5555.
Bedroom Furn: Solid
Oak, King Headboard,
Dresser w/trifold mirror,
Chest, Nightstands (2).
Ex. Cond. $975
(941)493-8833
Beds, Twin Flex-a-bed
(electric controled) 3 yrs
old. Ex Cond. Orig
$1800, $200 for both
(941)426-5268 N. Port
Bunk Beds, Oak
w/attached drawers,
desk & shelves. Inclds
matresses. Great Cond.
$200 (941)-637-5720
Child's bed, lil tikes race
car bed/new mattress full
twin and linens. $250.
941-276-0497
CHINA cabinet, Pecan
wood, 2 glass shelves &
doors, 80x52x 17, exc.
cond. $300. (941)-743-
8193
Computer desk, Module,
2pc L shape $75ea or
$125 both 941426-1502
Craftmatic Bed, never
used, $500 obo. (941)-
639-2905
Curio/China cabinet,
wood, dbl. leaded doors,
was $1,000 now $350!
exc. cond. 941497-0420
D.R. set, Thomasville, 6
arm chairs, 42" rd table
w/2 leaves & pads. Lt.
wood, $175. (941)-625-
5211
Daybed, rattan w/draw-
ers, 6 mo. new, paid
$950. 1st. $350 cash
takes it! 941-623-8204
Desk, oak $200. Queen
bedset/with2/dresers
$300. 941-4234334
Dinette Set Blond Maple,
4 Padded Captains chairs
$125 941-323-5863
Dinette Set w/4 caster
chairs. Good Cond $75
(941)473-7049
Dinette Set, table 42"w
60" length w/leaf, beige
cushioned chairs w/cast-
ers. Ex Cond. $290
Venice (941)485-4225
DINING room set, beauti-
ful, oak, 6 chairs, table,
lighted hutch, exc. cond.
Used 2X. $500/obo.
(941)-258-2354
Dining set, granite top, 6
chairs, like new, $400
(941)-456-1080
Entertainment Center, 3-
pc, mirror doors, versa-
tile, beautiful from Califor-
nia, like new $595 (941)-
488-2719
I BUY CLEAN USED
FURNITURE.
TOP $$ PAID.
(941)-661-8705
MATT. & box springs,
KING, good shape. $42/
obo. PGI (941)-875-8601
Mattress/Box springs
King Serta Perfect Sleep-
er, New Cond. $375
(941)-2 76-4478




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Oak pedestal table with 5
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$125 941628-9735


Patio glass table, 4 chairs
& umbrella, $80. Chaise
$35. All like new. (941)-
627-0392
PATIO SETS with 6 chairs
& end table $250
(941)-697-1056
Recliners, 2 cream Ithr
euro style w/ottoman.
Black metal base. Good
cond. $125/both. (941)-
575-2990


6030 HOUSEHOLD
GOODS

Sectional sofa, recliners
each end, light pastel, like
new cond. Scotch guard,
$275. Solid maple dining
table, 4 captain arm
chairs, $125. Emerson
micro. ss, new, $20.
(941)-766-0024
Sleeper Sofa 74" Exc.
Cond. $50. Never used,
(Pride) Lift Chair $500
obo. 941-473-8626.
Sofa wicker, hutch desk,
bookcase, Cannon fax-
phone Prema scanner
(new) $250. 575-1750
Thurs thru Wed,
8am-5pm, 2030
Maryland Ave, Grove
City. MOVING Lrg Patio
set w/umbrella, swing
set makes into bed,
pineapple plants, misc
items, Irg avocados.
House for rent, seasonal
260416-9330

6040 TV/STEREO/
RADIO

20" T.V.s (2) Very good
picture & very good cond.
$25 ea. 941-286-5601
52" Magnavox HDTV
$500 (941)-276-4478
55" Mitsubishi HD TV, pro-
jection, PIP, $725 (941)-
627-6792
SPEAKERS: Pair: for
under seat, trunk, back
deck, etc. Acoustic Sub-
Solutions, 160 watt,
BRAND NEW retail
$400+, sell $&. $ 99
$100 941-286-5601
TV, 32" Sony Vega,
weighs 175 Ibs. $125.
(941)-637-7987

6060 COMPUTER
EQUIPMENT

!Sony Vaio Laptop
Wireless XP $275
(609)377-2768 PC
#941-629-6337 Dave in-
house-office computer
repair, set-up Serving
Charlotte Co. 9+ years
500mhz, 128mb RAM,
modem, 17" monitor, spkrs
$80/obo 941-6974355
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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. Make offer!
941-769-0828

6070 ANTIQUES
COLLECTIBLES

ALWAYS BUYING
Sterling Silver, Quilts.
Paintings, Furniture.
NEW ENGLAND
ANTIQUES
(941) 639 -9338
NORTH PORT COINS
IS BUYING
Turn Your Old Coins into
Cash, We are Buying US &
Foreign Coins, Old Paper
Money & All Bullion Gold &
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. $135
$100 (941) 286-5601
US 17 Antique Mall
5260 Duncan Rd. (US17)
941- 347-8044
M -S 10-4, Sun. 11-4
Elect. Scooter GOGO
Pride. $1000 obo (863)-
494-5305
Fireplace, wood burning,
Ben Franklin, working
$500, (941)456-1080


Wanted: Old Toys, Trains,
Slot cars, etc. (239)-997-
2298 or (239)-340-6434
Sideboard/Server Ger-
man made. 160 yrs old
$5000 (941)468-3629

6090 MUSICAL

ELECTRIC GUITAR
w/stand & more $150.
941-828-0248


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6001 ARCADIA AREA
GARAGE SALES

10/17/08
HUGE CHURCH YARD
SALE 309 N. Monroe
Av 10/24, 8-3 & 10/25,
8-1 Sat. B-B-Q Chicken
Dinners $5 per plate.
Thanks and God Bless for
your support

6002 ENGLEWOOD AREA
GARAGE SALES

SFri & Sat 8-2. 10348
Rachel Ave. Eng.
Misc. toys, clothes,
Christmas Acc, Etc
S Fri & Sat 8-3 6287
Sparrow Ln. (Across
from Walmart)
4 Family Sale.
Fri & Sat. 8-4 9026
Belgrade Ter. corner
of Winchester Blvd. Tools,
furn. dishes & much more
-Sat 8-3 2103 S.
Mcall Rd. Easter Seal
Fundraiser. Century 21
Sunbelt. Huge Sale!
-SAT/SUN, 9-4pm,
110210 Topsail Ave,
off Ocean Spray to Straw-
berry. HUGE SALE!
OSAT/SUN, 9-4pm,
155 Spyglass Alley,
Placida. Marine items,
toys, clothes, bikes, appli
-Thurs-Wed 8-5 2030
Maryland Ave-(G.C.)
Plants, golf clubs, furn,
tools. Everything goes!!!

6004 NOKOMIS/OSPREY
GARAGE SALES

-Fri & Sat 9-2 106
Portofino. Moving
Sale. Furniture, Electron-
ics, Kids items, & Misc.
SSat & Sun 8-3 209
South Portia (off
Albee Farm Rd). Large
Yard Sale. Collectables,
Some antiques Dishes etc
SSat 8-2 786 & 790
Shadow Bay Way.
(Woodlands at Rivendell
off Old Venice Rd.) Many
Families 1st Time.
O-]Thu 10/16-Sat
10/18 9-4.
802 SANDPIPER LANE,
NOKOMIS. Collec-
tables/Antiques, 14' boat
with 35 HP motor. Artist
supplies-canvas, stretch-
er parts, paint. Beads,
shells, books, MANY
Christmas decorations,
HO & G train sets, toys,
much, much more.

6005 NORTH PORT AREA
GARAGE SALES

O Fri & Sat 8-4 pm.
7184 Gama Ct.,
Jockey Club. Toys, house-
hold, misc, rain or shine.

6090 MUSICAL

Ludwig 5-pc. drum set.
Like new. Includes all
hardware & cymbals.
Custom drum & hardware
cases. $760 firm.
(941)-624-2442
Piano, Wurlitzer Good
Cond. White inclds bench
$150 (941)497-2678

6095 MEDICAL

POWER CHAIR, Rascal,
Red. Only used twice!
$2000. (941)-255-5995
RAMPS for House, Alu-
minum for Wheel/Power
Chair $75 941-255-5995
Vanguard Pride Jazzy
power chair. Like New
$4500obo (941)-698-
1966 (941)223-9453

6100 HEALTH/BEAUTY

Tanning Bed, good cond.,
moving must sell. $850
(941)-391-5359

6110TREES & PLANTS

COCONUT PALMS,
Queen Palms, Oaks,
E Pulatka holly.
(941)-474-0527
Viburnum, Eugenia, Good
privacy hedge, Lemon
grass, Boganvilia,
Coconut, Adonidia, Many
other palms.
941-488-7291

6125 GOLF
ACCESSORIES

2 Golf Sets- 1 Golf Cart
Pull 35 Extra Clubs-Tees
All For $99 627-8720
2001 golf cart club car,
nice, 4 stroke gas eng.
$2500. (941)-625-6536
2004 EZ-GO golf cart, Hi
speed chip, lights, rear
awning, clean, $19,50
obo, (941)-625-9042
2006 E-Z GOs,
HS Chip w/ Windshield,
Suntop & Charges.
$2295. + tax.
(941)-625-7969


6128 EXERCISE/
FITNESS

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


6005 NORTH PORT AREA
GARAGE SALES

FRI/SAT, 9-2pm,
6202 Fabian Rd, off
N Port Blvd. Collectibles,
antiques, bdrm set, neatstuff
D-FRI/SAT/SUN, 8?,
2459 Altoona Ave,
Hiking, generator, Xmas,
books, jewelry, Lowery organ
DSat 8-? 6867 Ketona
TV, Furn, Misc.
DSat 8-2pm & Sun 8-
noon. RUMMAGE
SALE, San Pedro Activity
Center.14380 Tamiami Tr
SSat 9-2 4543 West
Maddock Cir. Lawn &
Household items, No
clothes.
SSat 9-3 Community
sale Amnesty Dr.
area (2 blks from Tole-
do/Price), Tools, Antique
furn, Hotwheels coll.
Amer. Limoges, New elec
stove, Golf clubs,
Leather jacket, Jewelry,
swords,baby furn/clothes
micro fiber LR, self pro
mower,4whl/2person
bike, coins, wood milk
crates, beading supplies,
plants Cathedall-
All must go
D-Sat only 9-3p.m.
3051 Oporto St. off
S. Salford. Household,
exercise equ, toys.
- iSAT. & SUN. 8AM-5P
3886 Oconto Ave.
Bench and weights, Man's
bike, fishing poles, tools,
computer monitor, Lots
of good stuff!
D SAT., 9am-3pm,
1519 Overhead St.
(behind Toledo Blade
Elem.) MOVING!
Everything Must Go!!





Suncoast
Humane
Society
Proudly announces
The Planned Open-
ing of their Second
Thrift Store in North
Port by the first
week of Nov. Call
941-716-1411 for
Infor. regarding vol-
unteering and dona-
tions. Thank you for
your support.




6006 PT. CHARLOTTE
GARAGE SALES

3 Family Sale, Lots of
Misc. Sat and Sun 8am to
?? 18113 Cochran Blvd.

6128 EXERCISE/
FITNESS

Gazelle, Tony Little,
excellent condition.
$100 (941)-286-5601
Pilates Reformer Box &
Pole, cardio jump &
videos. $2800 (941)
875-1122 after 3:00
TREADMILL, Health Train-
er 403T, low impact, no
incline, folds easily, 1 yr.
old. Brand new $400,
***SOLD***

6130 SPORTING
GOODS

Antique guns, swords &
military items Wanted.
Collector 941-286-5606
44 MAGNUM SW, Stain-
less Steel, new in box.
$600 Firm 941-623-8204
Bersa .380 Thunder Xtra
clip and Holster, Like New
$350 941-391-3202
Bowling Ball carriers
with4 balls $125/obo
(941)-429-8191 N. Port
Civil War, WWII Guns,
Swords, Daggers, etc.
Wanted. Paying up to
$900 for G.I. 45's &
German Lugers
(941)705-5145
COLLECTORS- Colt Nat.
Match .45 1968. Orig.
Box, Papers, Test Target.
$950. SOLD
CZ85 Combat 9mm,
Hoge Grips, 2 mags, New
in Box. $575. (941)-467-
4773

FLORIDA CONCEALED
Weapons Permit Class
(941)697-1885


GUN SHOW
Oct. 25 & Oct. 26
Sat 9-5 & Sun 9-4
Charlotte County
Fairgrounds
2333 El Jobean Rd.
Port Charlotte
BUY-SELL TRADE


NEW/USED
FREE Parking
Carry Permit Class
2 GUYS SHOWS
727-776-3442

M-1 CARBINE
.30 cal. $750.
(941)-763-9270
Pool Table, slate 7', claw
ft., leather pockets,
$1,000, (941)456-1080


6006 PT. CHARLOTTE
GARAGE SALES

80 orlando blvd. Sat
8-5pm. Dept. 56, Holiday
Decorations and more
-iAll Week 9-5 912
Chevy Chase. Moving
Sale. Everything Must Go.
-Fri- Sun. 9-2, 18191
Wintergarden Ave.
very big, lot of clothes,
crafts and misc. items.
D-FRI, & SAT. 8AM-
1PM. 22216 Lan-
caster Ave. Off Conway.
Household, clothes, chil-
drens toys & much more
IFRI. & SAT. 8:30 ??
No early birds. 2195
Abscott St. BRAND NEW
home decor & candles.
D FRI. & SAT. 8AM-
4PM. 1883 Nurem-
berg. Furniture, tools,
boat gear, household.
D FRI. & SAT. 9AM-
4PM. 23107 Rye
Ave. N.Y. Sec. MOVING
SALE. Household goods,
antique diningroom set,
furniture, collectibles,
porcelain dolls, Craftmat-
ic bed & much more. No
early sales.


6130 SPORTING
GOODS
Ruger model P91DC .40
Cal. Comes with carrying
case, 2 mags., and
ammo. Like new. $400
941 875 1144
Ruger P95DC Stainless
9mm, 4 mags & case
$325. 941-268-0000
S&W Mod 60&60-10 38
& 357 Police Chief's
$500 each Kahr P9 &
Colt 380 941-234-2901
Sig T-230 Stainless Like
new $500obo (941)-624-
2039 after 3:00pm
SIG-P220, .45, German
test target, $500.
941-468-3629
SPRINGFIELD M1A
308 Loaded Package
99% less than 400rds
thru National Match Bar-
rel syn stock first
1000.00 or partial trade
for 45 compact. John
941-468-6721
SPRINGFIELD/SAVAGE,
double, side by side 12
ga. shot gun and 20"
barels. $300.
941-493-2803
Stoger Coach 12ga Dou-
ble 18"barrels NIB
$410 Savage 93r17
$225 Savage Youth 22
to C 20ga $125
941-234-2901

6135 BICYCLES/
TRICYCLES

LEGACY TRAIL Bike Shop
on Venice Island (941)-
266-9635 New/Used
Repairs/Rentals

6138 TOYS

Leap Frog Learning
Games, Console, Touch &
Learn Globe for 1st. &
2nd. Grades. $50 all.
Exc. cond. 941-286-5601

6160 LAWN & GARDEN

Complete Landscaping
Up to 200 ft free curbing
Landscaping Designer
941- 235-1700 Lic/Ins
Lawn mower, Dixie Chop-
per, water cooled 52"
deck. Good Cond. $999
**SOLD**
MOWER, 36" walk behind,
15hp Kawasaki, comm.
$575/obo.941-268-1315
Murray Rider 38" cut
12.5hp B&S. Runs Well.
$375 (941)-735-6490


6006 PT. CHARLOTTE
GARAGE SALES

FRI/SAT, 8-1pm
297 Campinas St
(off Deep Creek Blvd).
HUGE Multi-Fam SALE
Clothes, furn, baby
items, lots of misc!!!
D-SAT. & SUN, 7a-2p,
25567 Banff Ln,
Deep Creek. ESTATE
sale, CASH only. Furni-
ture, jewelry & MORE!!
D-SAT. & SUN. 10 5,
2410 Beacon Dr.
MOVING furniture &
misc. items.
-Sat. 8-? 25185 Der-
ringer Rd. Household
Items, Dirt Bike, Long-
board & Misc.


D-iSAT. ONLY 7AM-?
25238 Zodiac La. Off
Sandhill. Boys toys, Res-
cue Heros, bird cage,
strollers, end table, more
I-SAT. ONLY. 8AM-?
21324 Burkhart Dr.
Furniture, clothing, new
bike, many collectibles.
-Sat/Sun 8-? 16070
Libourn Ave. Pon-
toon, Buggy, Clothes,
C'mas items, lots more


6160 LAWN & GARDEN

Pushmower $90 Rider
$495 Powerwashers $85
Chainsaws 941-626-3102
Rider Murray 30" cut, 12
h.p. B & S, exc. cond.
$200, *SOLD*
Riding Mower, MTD
w/bagger, won't start,
$150, (941-661-6668
TILLER, sm, 10", used 2
hrs & needs carb repair
$40 (941)-698-1727

6165 STORAGE SHEDS
/BUILDINGS

8'x10' METAL SHED,
assembled with floor
$300. 941-258-7413.
Build a Shed $1000 doors,
windows, straps, etc $595.
or trade 941-626-3102

STORAGE, GARAGE,
TOOL & STEEL BLDGS.
Trade-Ins Buy
Used 0* Fast Deliv.@
* Instant Financing *
* We Move Sheds *
NEW LOW PRICES!!
(941)-629-9955
SHED'S NOW in PC
11596 Kings Hwy. E
2nd New Location
12594 Tamiami Tr. PG
1.5 mi. S. Tuckers Grade
(941)-637-7411


6170 BUILDING
SUPPLIES

DESIGNER LAMINATED
FLOORING Never used
30% thicker. $.69 sq. ft.
Must sell 239-334-4839

Glass sliders, 2 panels, 3'
X 8' w/track $125, (501)-
538-7878 Punta Gorda
WINDOWS BRAND NEW,
STILL IN FACTORY BOX.
VINYL $79. 941-875-0006

6190 TOOLS/
MACHINERY

Air compresser, gas pwr
New. IR Cost $900 asking
$400 (941)-815-6127
Ecet. & oxygen gauges,
new in pkg. new lines,
used cutting torch, $80
(941)-575-8564
LADDERS 2 6' alu-
minum step $20 ea. Both
exc. 941- 286-5601
Pexto Foot shear 18"
Throat. Exc. cond.
$1,500 941-286-5601


6006 PT. CHARLOTTE
GARAGE SALES

r-SAT., 8am-?, 94
iTemuco St. Deep
Creek 2 FAMILY!! Cos-
tumes, Furniture, X-Mas,
Clothes & MUCH MORE!!!
DOTHURS., FRI. & SAT.
9 5, 2433 Bando
St. EVERYTHING must go
+ Sears radial arm saw,
antiques, many $1 items.

6007 PUNTA GORDA AREA
GARAGE SALES

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
D-| Fri & Sat 9AM-2PM-
3256 White Ibis Ct
#22A. Moving Sale-Sofa,
love seat, wall unit,twin
beds, coffee table,
dining set.
FRI. & SAT. 3852 St.
Girons Dr. Burnt
Store Isles. Mardrid to St.
Girons. Tools, drills, miter
saw etc., power washer,
lawn mower & much more


6190 TOOLS/
MACHINERY

PLUMBING SUPPLIES:
4" PVC couplers, elbows,
tees + other asst. PVC &
copper fittings & other
plumbing supplies. $75
(941)-286-5601
Skill Saw w/case 7 1/2"
very good cond. $30.
(941)-286-5601

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

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

6225 RESTAURANT
SUPPLIES

Restaurant equipment
too must to list. Call for
details (941)-391-5359

6231 BIRDS

1 BIRDCAGE for African
Gray. $75. 2 BIRD
STANDS, $10 ea. 941-
629-9137

BLUE & GOLD MACAW,
1+ YR. W/WHT.CAGE
$1500.00. UMB.COCKA-
TOO, 3YRS, W/BLK
CAGE $1500.00, 3
LG.PIZZA PAN STANDS,
2 BLK.,1 WHT. $125.00
EA. (941)-628-2856
FOUND: Bird on Barbara
Ave. Port Charlotte, Mon.
10/13, banded both
legs. Call to describe
941-875-5353
Parakeets, Young, $7. for
1 or $10. for 2. (941)-
627-9722


6007 PUNTA GORDA AREA
GARAGE SALES

I-Fri-Sat, Oct 17-18
9A-4P PGI ESTATE-
2280 Via Seville:. Chip-
pendale Dining, Dinette,
Danish Modern tbls, BR
Sets, couches, organ,
safe, patio set, tools, gar-
den tools, houshld, nauti-
cal art, art glass. MORE!

DFRI. & SAT. 8am ?,
5251 Blackjack Cir.
Rt. 17, right to Washing-
ton Loop to Blackjack Cir.
Antiques & collectibles,
furn. & Misc! HUGE SALE.

D-FRI. & SAT. All Day.
1905 Union Ave.
Appl., furn., Qn bed set.
W/D. (941)467-2485

FRI. & SAT., 8am-
4pm, 1365 Pine
Siskin Dr.- PGI. Multi-Fam.,
Household, Holiday, Cos-
tumes, Big Variety!

Multi Family Sale.
30054 Red Pine Rd. in
Ridge Harbor.

I-SAT. & SUN. 8 2,
33131 Serene Dr.
Clothes, household, lanai
table/chairs, tools & misc


6231 BIRDS

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


YEAR END
CLOSEOUT
BABIES &
BREEDERS
$50. & UP
941-475-1728


6232 CATS

2 FREE KITTENS
to good Homes. Please
do not call before 9am
**ADOPTED**
CATS free to good home,
1 neutered, 1 not spayed,
about 1 yr old. Michelle or
Eric (941)-979-8379
Free kittens to a loving
home. Please call
941- 255-3007
KITTENS, free to good
homes. Jamie (941)-268-
2111
KITTENS, free, to good
homes. Call Theresa at
(941)-979-8615

6233 DOGS

LOVE PETS?
WANT TO MAKE
A DIFFERENCE?
VOLUNTEER AT
EARS Animal
Rescue Sanctuary.
CALL US AT
(941) 475-0636
Must find GOOD, PERM
Home for rescued kitty.
He is neutered, shots,
about 2yrs very playful
863-990-4769
Pitt Bull Puppies, (5), no
fighting, to good homes.
$100. 941-306-6176
SHIH TZU PUPPY,
13 wks. old. $350.
(941)-539-2193
Shih Tzu, M, 7 mos. CKC,
Housebroken, shots.
$400. 941-257-2004
YORKIE pups, 3 M, 1 F,
vet checked, 1st shots.
$450-$550 (941)423-5972


6007 PUNTA GORDA AREA
GARAGE SALES

SAT. 8-1, 330 BelAire
Court entire street.
Furniture, clothes, tools,
mink coat, Xmas items,
rims, toys, jewelry. etc.
DSat. 8-2. 400 Sorren-
to Crt. PGI Estate
Sale. Art, Woman's
designer clothes & shoes.
tools, dishware large
bookcase shelving, life
raft, ladder & weights.

6010 S. VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES

FRI & SAT 8-1 2328
Bal Harbour Dr New,
slightly used & quality
items. Too much to list.
DFri & Sat 8-1 550 E
Baffin Rd. Clothes,
Furn, Household goods,
Holiday Decor, & Refrig

DFri & Sat 84 423
Azure Rd (off Pom-
pano) Tools, Toys & Lots
More.

Sat 9-12 1339 Cam-
bridge. Multi-Family
Sale.Purse, Costume Jew-
elry, & Wireless phones


RiTES
1 day- 11.50
4 lines- ($5.00 ea. add'l line)
2 days *17.50
4 lines- ($5.00 ea. add'l line)
3 days -'22.50
4 lines- ($5.00 ea add'l line)
7 days -$28.50
4 lines- ($5.00 ea add'l line)
Rates not valid with multi-family
or community sales.


To place


your ad


call

toll free:


1-866-463-1638


FREE GARAGE
SALE SIGN
. WITH ANY AD ,


6233 DOGS

TOY Yorkie Pups,
CKC Registered, 1st
Shots, Health Cert.
$550. 941-889-7830

6235 LIVESTOCK

2 Ferrets w/5ft cage & all
accessories $225/0B0
941-421-4719

6250 APPLIANCES

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

big fridge $295 W/D set
$249 delivered. Dryer $90
washer $155 941-626-3102
Dryer GE Profile $75
remodel call 698-4158
Freezer, Upright,
Frigidaire, 14cf.
3 shelves, $89 obo.
(941)-625-5950
Maytag washer & dryer
$300/pr. Commercial
chest freezer $125. Ken-
more 2 Dr. refrig. & freez-
er $200, (941)-235-9225
Microwaves (2) 1-GE 1-
Sunbeam 900 watts,
turntables, white, exc.
$15 ea. 941-286-5601
RANGE w/ Conv. Oven,
Kitchenaide, Glasstop.
$500. (941)-255-5995
REF., side-by-side, water
& ice in door, $250/obo.
(941)-624-3754 or cell
258-5397
STOVE, glasstop, Ken-
more, $350. Like new.
(941)493-5672
STOVE, Kenmore flat top,
$225; Kenmore black
over range microwave,
$125. Almost new. (941)-
743-8579
Stove, Ref., 8cuft chest
frzr $100 EA. Iron coffee
tables, $50. 505-1180
W&D, grt cond, must
sell. $200.00 for both.
Please call
941-268-1600
WASHERS/DRYERS
$139. each or
$270. Set
1 Year Warranty.
941-766-0226


6010 S. VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES

[ SAT, OCT 18,
8-1pm,
"THE BIG ONE"
60-Family Event
Jacaranda Neigh-
borhood Garage
Sale, Woodmere
Park, near
Jacaranda Library.
r-SAT. Oct. 18,
LJ9AM-4PM
735 Jacaranda Circle in
Ridgewood MHP.

6011 VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES

SFRI & SAT. 8AM-1PM.
540 Sheridan Dr.
Ven.Gar. Livingroom &
bedroom furniture, patio
set, household items,
books, records, clothes.
Cheap prices, rain-shine
- FRVSAT, 8am-?, 1365
Cambridge Dr & MUILTI
HOMES. Lots of good stuff
with good prices!
SSat 8-? 357 Long-
wood Dr. Moving
Sale. Everything Must Go!
-Sat 8-12 411 Bermu-
da Isles Cir. 3 spd
Bike, Wicker table, Glass-
ware, & Household items
-SAT onlhy, 8-3pm,
1303 Woodingham Ct,
Chestnut Creek. MULTI-
FAMILY. Appliances, furni-
ture, tool & much more!
D SAT only, 8-2pm,
916 The Rialto,
Between Venice Hosp &
Airport. HUGE SALE!
Glass, furniture, books,
new gifts, etc.
I-SAT. Oct. 18, 8-12
1229 Pinebrook Way
Furniture, sports equip. &
misc.





Suncoast
Humane
Society
will have "Adorable
Adoptables" at our
Store Sat. Oct. 18,
10AM-2PM.
Also 20% Off Sale on
donated white tag
Items. OAM-4:30PM
Dog Adoptions have
a reduced fee for the
month of Oct.
Thrift Store at
656 S Tamiami Trail,
Venice, Rialto
Shopping Center
(941)-480-9811




6250 APPLIANCES

Ken Washer & Dryer $100ea
* Upright Freezer $85
* GE Range $100
* Refridg $125
(941)-492-6698
Washer, White Kitchenaid
& Dryer, GE $50ea
Refrigerator, Almond
18cuft, Whirlpool $75
941-488-8143

6260 MISCELLANEOUS

Adirondack Patio Chairs
(2), Good Cond White
Hand crafted $135 ea
$250 both 941-255-0953
BRAND NEW Green Glow-
ing Underwater Light
Attracts fish. Enhance
your waterway at NIGHT!
runs on 110V from your
dock. Creates an under-
water Aquarium in your
back yard! 1 year warran-
ty. $299.00 Call
941-662-0528.

Lift chair, Mauve, Like
new.S350 Rocker, Rattan
$150 & Misc Items
(941)-497-7263

Rigid cut off saw $85,
Table Saw $85, Fender
Frontman $75 call 941-
323-5863

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

Cash for old coins and
coin collections. Local
Resident. Brad 474-5125


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

WE BUY TIMBER! If you
have 25 ac of forested
land and need some
money, we are looking for
you. Call us now before
the season ends and the
demand for timber falls @
239-633-4036


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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2008


Don Royston talks about a couple of lovebirds
Healey. He bought the car in 1967. He met her
after and they have been together ever since!


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Two lovebirds and their Austin Healey


In case some of
you loyal
followers
sensed a change in
this column during
the past six weeks,
you are right. The
reason: My wife,
Lee, and I have
been out of Florida
"on assignment."
Well, sort of, but
not officially. Now
I'm back in the
Sunshine State
with a fistful of
receipts from
travel and miscel-
laneous expenses
from attending 10
very interesting
collector shows,
meets, meetings
and cruise-ins
from "Up North."
Since I like Sun
publisher David
Dunn-Rankin and
don't want to give
him a heart attack,
I'll simply take
them home and
later on add some
gravy and spices
for a side dish with
dinner.
If Charlotte,
Sarasota and
DeSoto county fuel
prices seem high,
consider anywhere
from $4.59 to $7.12
for gas in South
and North Caroli-
na during Hurri-
cane Ike and over
$4 in Virginia, the
District of Colum-
bia, Maryland and
Pennsylvania. That
last figure hung on
until two weeks
ago in those Mid-
Atlantic states.
Let's count our
blessings!
Some time in the
near future, I plan
to write about the
larger events we
attended, namely,
the 44th Interna-
tional Studebaker
Meet, where 738 of
that make were
displayed. Another
featured event will
be the granddaddy
of all antique/col-
lector car shows,
the AACA Fall
National, which
began in 1954 in
Hershey, Pa.
Soon, Bill Miller,
co-founder and
president of
Carlisle Enterpris-
es which oper-
ates gigantic
spring and fall old
car shows, plus
dozens more
throughout the
year will be at
his winter home in
Osprey. He has a
rare 1954 Kaiser
Darren Roadster
that was at the Sun
outing last Febru-
ary. The doors on
this auto slide into
the front fenders.
Once Bill and his
wife, Peggy, get
settled, we'll put
together an article
about their 100-
acre facility and
what went on in
2008, plus the 2009
schedule. Look for
him at the soon-
to-happen Sun
papers' "Welcome
Back" collector Car
Show/Open House
set for Nov. 15.
The following
story of a 1967
Austin Healey 3000


series II Roadster
should help satisfy
sports car enthusi-
asts who have
been after me to
cover that division
of the collector car
hobby. It's about a
couple of lovebirds
and their Healey,
which Joe pur-
chased new Sept.
2, 1966, from the
Rodier-Rooney
Company in White
Plains, N.Y., for
$3349.30. Shortly
after taking pos-
session and
sporting around
the countryside, he
met an attractive
young lady named
Lynn, who became
his wife, of 41
years, so far. They
were the couple in
the Valhalla-
Eastchester-
Carmel, N.Y., area
flitting about, top
down, with big
smiles on their
faces. While in the
Navy, he dreamed
of owning such a
car, and now it was
his and the girl
too!
Back to the auto,
it has a six-cylin-
der 3-liter 180-
cubic-inch engine,
with two side-draft
carburetors devel-
oping 150 hp. The
four-speed-plus
O.D. transmission
helped make it one
of the fastest
sports cars in its
day. My conversa-
tion with the
twosome indicates
they used every bit
of it at times on
those hilly, wind-
ing roads near
where they lived.
Time went by
and first son, Tom,
was born in 1968.
Since the Healey
was their only
vehicle, the baby
came home from
the hospital
wrapped up with
diaper bags next to
them in the very
small rear seat. It
was legal in those
days! This car took
them everywhere,
even to Connecti-
cut to get a Christ-
mas tree, which
was tied on the top
and "which looked
like a tree driving
down the road."
Second son,
Dan, arrived and a
larger form of
transportation was
needed, yet this
English car was
kept for fun trips,
etc. Joe worked for
Western Electric
and Lynn at
Verizon. Their
jobs, putting the
kids through
college and paying
off the house
mortgage kept
them busy, leaving
little time for
sports car driving,
thus it went into
storage until about
five years ago,
when they moved
to Port Charlotte


SUN PHOTOS BY DON ROYSTON


Joe and Lynn pose with their 1965 Austin Healey.


it has a six-cylinder 3-liter 180-cubic-inch engine, with two side-draft carburetors developing 150 hp.The four-speed-plus O.D. transmission
helped make it one of the fastest sports cars in its day.


permanently, after
wintering for
years. All this time,
a quiet plan was in
the back of their
minds to have the
four-wheel "Love"
restored to like-
new condition,
and to get back on
the road again like
in their youth.
They took it to a
renowned Austin
Healey restorer,
Paul Tsikuris in
Lakeland, and
"turned him loose"
to do a full restora-
tion, which he did,
as it truly is like
brand new after 25
months of long,
hard detailed
work. Both Joe and
Lynn think (actual-
ly know) the cost
was worth it, as
that old happy
feeling returns
when they are
motoring the
Florida streets,
byways and even
highways. Their


only complaint is
the maneuvering it
takes to get in and
out of the seats,
much different
from when they
were 25 years old.
The Tampa Bay
Austin Healey Club
and Veteran Motor
Car Club of Ameri-
ca are the two
organizations
where they are
very active mem-
bers. Look for
them out and
about most any-
place there is a
show or cruise-in.
Since last week's
column had
listings of upcom-
ing events, only
the very immedi-
ate cruise-ins will
be listed today:
Friday, 4 p.m.
to 8 p.m.: Punta
Gorda Home
Depot, Burnt Store
Road and U.S. 41.
Saturday, 9:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m.:
Punta Gorda Wal-


1967 Austin Healey 3000 series II Roadster Profile view.


Mart on Jones
Loop and Taylor
roads.
Oct. 25, 1 p.m.
to 3 p.m.: AAA
Olean Boulevard,
Port Charlotte -
PAL Charity Show


open to all makes,
models, years, etc.
Collector car
owners and simply
anyone with a 25
year-old nonmodi-
fied car should
mark their calen-


dars for the
upcoming Sun
papers' "Welcome
Back" Collector
Car Show/Open
House, from 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Nov. 15.
Don Royston is


president and co-
founder of the
Southwest Florida
Chapter of the
Veteran Motor Car
Club ofAmerica.
He can be reached
at 941-575-0202.


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1997 Century V6 Auto
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120K Very Clean $2450
(941)-258-0970
1997 Century, very clean,
cold a/c, pwr seats/win-
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$3800. 941-441-7000
1981 Jeep Buggy w/16in
Tractor tires asking $2200
obo (863)-494-0980

1992 Wrangler, 2-owners,
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Never abused. $4,995.
575-7843 dlr
1994 Wrangler 4cyl 5spd
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PGI
2007 RX350. Silver. 1
7040 CHEVROLET owner. Low Miles. $12988
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1988 CORVETTE
Black/Black, auto, 91K 7090 LINCOLN
miles, all power, good
cond. $4900 obo. 1989 LINCOLN Town Car 4
941-473-3064 aft. Noon door, less than 60,000
1991 Cavalier Cony 6cyl miles. $2500. 627-5722
Auto A/C 80K mi Nice 2004 Town Car. One
Cond. Must Sell. $1450 Owner. Low Miles.
obo 941-302-0338 $12988
1996 Geo 43K orig mi, 1-800-771-1576
$2895 (941)-815-6127
1996 Monte Carlo, 1 7100 MERCURY
owner, well maintained,
25MPG, AM/FM/CD, P/S 2001 Grand Marq. LS,
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2004 Monte Carlo SS. 6270688
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1998 Sebring Coupe,
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(941-629-7469
1999 Chrysler Sebring
convertible, 48,000 actual
miles, $5500 firm. 1-608-
774-6135.
2004 Chrysler Sebring
Touring convertible, 76K,
exc. cond. $7,995 obo,
203-565-2199
2006 300C, 41K, It.
reen, garaged, clean,
19,500. 941-815-1144
7070 FORD
1985 Mustang Good Con-
dition AT/AC, $2900 obo
941-769-4260
1989 Crown Victoria LTD
V8 Auto A/C 75K mi
28 MPG Ex Cond. $1450
941-302-0338
1990 Esquire S/W auto,
a/c, new tires,
Very Good Con. $1250.
(941)-468-1489
1991 Mustang GT 5.0
Good Condition $3000 call
941-706-5715
1999 Ford Escort LX, 61k
Mint Cond. $3695 firm.
941-697-7924.
2002 Focus ZTS, 4 Dr.,
60K, CD, cold a/c, great
mpg $5,400 255-3024
2002 Mustang convertible,
48K, exc. cond., new tires
& brakes, $7,999 obo
941-587-0584


7110 OLDSMOBILE
1994 Oldsmobile 98, V6,
4 Dr. 45K orig. mi.,
$1,800 (941)-661-4217
7130 PONTIAC
1996 Pontiac Grand
Prix. 4dr Sedan Auto
Air 75K Good Cond.
$1850 (941)-468-1489
2006 GXP. Black, Xtra
Clean 24K miles $17988.
1-800-771-1576

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00 SL2 Sedan...... $2,995
97 SL2 Sedan.......$2,795
01 SC2 Coupe......$4,495
01 SC2 Coupe......$3,495
99 SC2 Coupe...... $3,695
98 SC2 Coupe...... $3,695
98 SC1 Coupe...... $2,995
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1999 Acura, great shape,
low miles, (941)-475-
3124 or 941-266-2379
2005 TL. Red, Low Miles
$19988
1-800-771-1576
7148 BMW
2005 325CI Conv. Auto
25K miles. 1 Owner
$29988 1-800-771-1576
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seats & much more. Top
conditon, 73K, asking
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7165 INFINITI
2007 G35, Red, Only 9K
Miles. 1 owner $29988
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7175 JAGUAR
2001 XJ8, Grey Exc
Cond. Low Miles $17,988
1-800-771-1576

2001 XJ8, Topaz, Clean,
Loaded. Low Miles.
$11,988
1-800-771-1576
7180 MAZDA
2004 RX8. Red. Exc
Cond. Low Miles. $17988
1-800-771-1576
7190 MERCEDES
1987 Mercedes 560 SL,
102K mi. $13,500. PGI.
(239)-565-7253
1993 MERCEDES 190E,
4-dr, Power windows, sun-
roof, newer 300E V-6
engine. Runs exc. $3000.
obo. 941-928-0715
1999 C280, V6, Black,
Xtra Clean 40K miles
$11988
1-800-771-1576
2002 CLK320 Convertible,
41k miles, Black, $18,500
941-234-7127
7195 MITSUBISHI
2001 Eclipse Spyder
Conv. Silver, 1 Owner
$13988 1-800-771-1576
2002 Mitsubishi Spider
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Memphis syst., new tires &
rims, low mi., $6,500 Firm
941-769-0059
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Good Tires. Runs Great!
$4,000. (941)-276-1043
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7252 BUDGET BUYS
#1 Wanted Junk or run-
ning cars/trucks, honest,
top $$$ paid. Call me first
or last. 941-258-4472.


COLLECTIBLES #1Cash Paid For
Al CARS & TRUCKS
1927 Model T Roadster (941)-626-9120
Convertable w/rumble
seat Good Shape $7000. 1990 Chrys Lebaron All
obo 941-627-3065 Pwr Runs Good $650obo
1961 Thunderbird, 1988 (941)474-8286
Jaguar XJS w/350 engine, 1994 Chevy 1 ton Ext Van
$7,500. Will seperate! Ready to Work. Clean unit
(941)-740-6801 No A/C $1850 (941)-258-
Classified = Sales 0970
aSlled= a 1994 Chevy Blazer 4x4 V6
Auto A/C All power, New
tires & brakes $1250
SAVE THIS DATE: (941)-258-0970
SAT 11/15/08 1996 FORD CONTOUR,
9AM-2PM. AC, 4 Dr. Many new parts.
*k Runs & Looks Good.
$1,200. (941)-623-6395
FOR THE FALL Police Impounds! 92
WELCOME BACK Honda Accord $500!, 93
WLCOM BAK Toyota Camry $450!, for
COLLECTOR listings 800-366-9813 Ext.
AUTO SHOW 3964


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FOOD & BEVERAGES
AVAILABLE.

ALSO a SPECIAL
DISPLAY of UNUSUAL
2009 AUTOS
Plus an
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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
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WANTED: MODEL T FORD
PARTS PRE-1950 CAR
PARTS. LITERATURE,
LICENSE PLATES, AUTO-
MOBILIA (941)408-9601


7260 AUTOS WANTED
CASH FOR
YOUR CAR
941-286-4599
WE BUY CARS
$300 CASH +UP
Frank 276-0204

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VEHICLES WANTED
Top $$ Paid
Free pick up.
941-623-5118
*Junk Cars Wanted*
24/7 Fair $ paid
941-286-3122,
941- 623-5550
$$ TOP CASH $$
FOR CARS & TRUCKS.
DEAD OR ALIVE. 485-
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FOR YOUR CAR
OR TRUCK
ANY YEAR OR MAKE
(941) 966-7111
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Junk & Abandoned
VEHICLES REMOVED!!!!
COULD BE WORTH $$$$
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 Cash Paid For
All CARS & TRUCKS
(941)-626-9120


7240 MISC. IMPORTS
2005 Mini Cooper S. Yel-
low 39K miles. 1 owner
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7260 AUTOS WANTED
#1 Wanted Junk or run-
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top $$$ paid. Call me first
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7270 AUTO PARTS/
ACCESSORIES
3/2/2 w/Pool & Extra
2400 sf. Garage (40x60)
on 3 Lots. Make Offer!
(941)-286-4599
Brand new Leer Fiberglass
Tonneau Cover for 8' bed.
Ford 97-2003 $400 obo
941-815-4119
TIRES, Set of 4
205/75/14, $150.
Other sizes avail.
(941)-286-4599
7290 VANS
1981 HONDA CM400E,
Restored & Ready to Ride!
$1000. (941)-586-9432
1990 Ford E350 Low
Mileage, Good Cond.
$2500 (239)2094020
1996 Honda Odyssey
7 passanger, auto, dual
cold a/c, $2,750 obo,
941)-628-3408 Dealer


2008 Cadillac STS
tarting at $35 $91
Includes
$7000 Rebate or
0% financing for 36 months


S22Available
2008 Cadillac SRX
Starting at $32,321
Includes
$4000 Rebate or
0% financing for 60 months or
2.9% financing for 72 months


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plus tax, tag
title &
dealer fees


2009 CTS
36 Months, 10K Miles
$498 mo.with $2200 down


7290 VANS
2002 Honda Odyssey,
clean, great cond., leather,
TV & DVD, full financing
avail. $9200/ obo. (941)-
769-1027
2002 Windstar Sport Edi-
tion, 35K mi. 6 cyl. Quad
seats. Rear AC. Loaded.
$6,895. 575-7843 dlr
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7300 TRUCKS/
PICK-UPS
1983 Chev S10 Long Bed
V6 Auto A/C New Paint.
Looks sharp. $1650
(941-258-0970
1984 Chevy 1 tons, flat
bed duallys, 1995 Chevy
350 needs repair $500 ea.
(941)-456-1080
1988 JEEP COMANCHE, 6
cyl, 5 spd., 2WD, cold a/c,
new clutch. Very nice cond.
$1550obo 941468-1489
1990 Nissan Hard Body
2WD, $1,650
941)-628-3408 Dealer
1994 FORD F350 XLT
dully, exc mech, 112K
$4450 (941)468-8229


2003 GMC Sonoma 2 WD
46K mi. AC 4cyl. auto
$7000. SOLD!


/ 35 Available
2008 Cadillac DTS
Starting at$34 572
Includes
$7000 Rebate or
0% financing for 36 months





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2008 Cadillac Escalade
tarting at $46 ,766
Includes
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Powerstroke Diesel 7.3,
$4,000 (941)456-1080
1996 1 ton flat bed Dual-
l, 144K, working truck,
2500. (941) 623-2922
1998 Ford F150, Ext. cab,
susp. & tow upgrade
$3,900 (941)-624-0593




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7305 SPORT UTILITY/ 7330 BOATS-POWERED
VEHICLES
15' alum. V-hull w/
1989 S15 Jimmy, 57K 2005 30hp 4 stroke
actual miles, 4x4, auto Johnson, wrrnty til 2011.
very nice truck. $3400 40 hrs. Nicest boat an
where. $6500. 941- 2t
obo. (941)228-8945 9029.
1999 GMC Jimmy, 76K, 16' Palm Beach Open Fish-
new tires, new starter, ermanw/50HP mer, trail-
ood cond $20006 2 er, cover, trolling motor,
0896 or 850-567-8192 depth finder, like new, low
2003 Explorer Sport XLT, hrs. garaged, $5800.
V-6, Auto, 2 dr. (941)-284-8284
Loaded. Steal it $5,895. 16' Thunderbird 55HP OB,
(941)-575-7843 dir 1 O
magic tilt trailer, Ex Cond
2003 Ford Expedition XLT, 941-875-3371
dual AC, 3rd row seats, 19' OFF SHORE, cc, 125
57K mi. Very nice. Asking Merc both '02, t-top w/trlr
$7,900. (941) 628-1315. COannQI 41.cli


2004 TAHOE Z71, 4x4,
55K, rear air, tow pkg.,
Bose stereo, $18K.
(941)-391-5553


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TODAY
For Your Boats
J Iet SBie


7320 AVIATION (941)-268-7516

Airplane Hanger Condo 20' Wellcraft 1988, center
60x70sf, $334,000. Call console, 200 h.p. Mercury,
Larry Bailie (239)-821- trailer, T-Top, electronics,
8027 Florida Foundation runs & looks good, needs
S LLC. carb work. $3,900, (941)-
Realty, LLC. 626-9075

7330 BOATS-POWERED 24' 2000 HURRICANE
DECK BOAT, Yamaha 200
O/B, 2 stroke, SS prop,
$$ CASH PAID $$ bimini top, GPS, AM/FM
For Your Boat, Any Size radio, ship to shore radio,
or Price. Will Come To 2007 trailer and all acces-
You. (941)626-9075 sories incl. $14K, obo.
(941)485-3034.
10' Dinghy Rib West (94485-
Marine Hypalon, with or 24' SOUTHSEAS CC 225,
without 9.9 4 stroke Mer- OB, all redone, T Top Color
cury. Both brand new, Electronics. Many Extras,
never used. $4000/obo. Alum. Trailer Must See
(941)-628-4187 $5950 o.b.o. 941-286-
10/17/08 1120.


7330 BOATS-POWERED





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
BUY IT!
SELL IT!
FIND IT!
SUN CLASSIFIEDS!

32' WELLCRAFT San
Tropaz, 1986 model, twin
350's IBs, AC, sleeps 6,
full galley, full canvas pkg.
Runs & looks good.
$17,500. 941-626-9075


Boat Donations wanted
to support Clearwater
Marine Aquarium. Tax
Deductable (727)
409-6282 ext. 235


7330 BOATS-POWERED

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

7331 SAILBOATS

25' HUNTER, 1980, exc.
cond. 3 Sails, 9.8 Mercury
O/B, new holding tank &
pressure water. New com-
pass & depth finder,
Dinghy w/4hp 0/B
$3,500. 941-505-1621
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

10' AVON Inflatible w/3 HP
Johnson + Access. $400.
(941)-266-2036
1998 Seadoo. Runs
Good $1500/obo
(941-830-0072
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 seDerate


7332 PERSONAL
WATER VEHICLES

2004 KAWASAKI STX 12F,
4 stroke, low hrs, Mint w/
trlr. $4500. 941-627-0079.

7333 MISC. BOATS
9.2' inflatable wood floor,
ex cond, pd $1200 Sac
$350. 941-255-5947

7334 OUTBOARD/
MARINE ENGINES

1974 Johnson OB 70, 20"
runs well, manual, controls
$395obo. (941)-979-9505

2 motors. 1995 Evinrude
OB, 115 26", exc. w/con-
trols, $1995 obo. (941)-
979-9505

7336 BOAT STORAGE/
DOCKING

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

7338 MARINE SUPPLY
& EQUIP.

Floating Dock can acco-
modate 2 jet skis. $750.
SOLD IN 1 DAY!
Jet ski lift $1,000.
(941)-391-5359
Raytheon Radar R70 24M
2 C-Cards $800 941-624-
2421

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

7341 TRAILER
& ACCESSORIES

2002 Auto Trailer HD
axles, 8' X 20' exc. cond.
$1,500, SOLD!
4x8 Tilt Trailer 20" sides
w/ramps $300 obo (941)-
255-1334 or
(941)-628-0145
5'x8' Utility Trailer. $500
(941)-815-6127
BOAT TRAILERS
Continental & First Load.
Discount Pricing.
17marinellc.com
NEW BOAT TRAILERS AT
Dealer Cost. Credit Cards
Accepted. WEST COAST
TRAILER
(941)698-9902


7341 TRAILER
& ACCESSORIES

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

7360 CYCLES/MOPEDS/
SCOOTERS

1980 Honda Hawk 400 cc,
5K mi, 75 MPG Ex Cond
941-875-3371
1985 HONDA 250 Scoot-
er, low mi, good cond.
$1200/obo **SOLD**
1988 HERITAGE SFTL
CUSTOM, looks great,
runs great. $7500.
(941)-232-0404
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
2005 Honda 750 Aero
8,333 mi, V&H pipes
primo paint, street handle-
bars, butterfly carb very
very clean fast & loud
$4600. 661-9081
MANCO SILVER FOX 2
seater go cart 6.5HP
Roll cage, 2 helmets,
seatbelts, disc brakes,
Exc. cond. $375obo
(941)-423-0618

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


7365 ATV

2001 YAMAHA WARRIOR
350, W/TRL, RACECLCH,
& MORE, & KIDS ATV,
BOTH $1800 OBO
941-587-4981

7370 CAMPERS/
TRAVEL TRAILERS

16' 2008
NEW Travel Trailer!
$10,950.
(863)-993-1600 Dealer
1986 Sunline 24', good
cond, sleeps 6, rear BR,
awning, cold A/C, $2800
obo 941-391-2503
WANTED
Motorhomes & Campers
W l .it'

Skip Eppers RV's
639-6969 Punta Gorda
2009 5th Wheel New!
$22,405.
(863)-993-1600 Dealer
25' open Pop Up 1995
A/C, hot water, $1500
(941)-697-8600
31' 5th wheel bike hauler,
full bath, w/d, needs work
$700 (941)456-1080
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
FLEETWOOD TT, 2004,
20' fully loaded, hardly
used. $8000.
**SOLD**
I Buy Travel Trailers, 5th
Wheels & Park Models.
Pay Cash/Top $$
Dave813-713-3217

7380 MOTOR HOMES/
RVs

1990 Holiday Rambler
Aluma Lite, 26', only 28K
orig mi. AC, awning, gener-
ator, sleeps 6. Great cond.
$7500. (941)-626-9075


<20 hrs, $8200 new,sell
for $5100 (941)204-7035 1994 Chevy Yellowstone
2 Suzuki ATV's. F-250 21', new roof, refrig. tires,
Ozark, LT 80, garage kept, int. 6.5K generator low
exc. cond. $3,000 both hrs. 12mpg, recently dri-
(941)-915-1859 ven to California with no
problems. $12,500 obo.
2001 Polaris Ranger, (941)-743-0678
2WD, good cond. $3200/
obo. 2002 Polaris 6x6, Big 2007 Winnebago View
Boss Model, good cond. 1 slide out, Mercedes
$2,000/ obo. (863)-673- diesel, 18 mpg. 10k mi
8910 $69,000 941-412-9026


7380 MOTOR HOMES/
RVs

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
R.V. World Inc. of
Nokomis
Great selection of
New & Used
Repairs Maintenance -
Parts Body Shop
2110 RT 41,
NOKOMIS
941-966-2182
www.rvworldinc.com



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EPA EST.
37
MPG HWY


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STOCK #C90042


EPA EST.
32
MPG HWY


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NOW $19,681
SAVE $4,








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STOCK #C80763


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EPA EST.
29
MPG HWY


STOCK #C80896


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WAS $27,556
NOW $20,156
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STOCK #C80234


EPA EST.
20
MPG HWY


WAS $36,492
NOW $27,912
SAVE $8,580
2WD


STOCK #C80241


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C80890A
PC3686
PT3671A
PH3727A
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2004
2004
2006
2002
2004
2003
2005
2002
2007
2004
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2005


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$10,400
$11,500
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$13,555
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PC3649
PD3631
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C806608
C80870A
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PD3712
PC3742
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2008
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Chevrolet Aveo
Dodge Dakota SLT
Chevrolet Cobalt LS
Chevrolet Malibu Maxx
Toyota Yaris
Chevrolet Impala LS
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Dodge Avenger SXT
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Toyota Tacoma PR
Chrysler Pacifica
Chevrolet Avalanche 1500
Dodge Avenger SXT
Chevrolet Equinox LS
Dodge Charger


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* Roadside Assistance Program
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PUNTA GORDA
5 OR 800-226-PALM


EPA EST.
33
MPG HWY


$13,775
$14,000
$14,100
$14,500
$14,630
$14,999
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$16,999
$17,255
$17,495
$17,555
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$18,750
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Guess I'm the trout
Sguy," I sarcastically
Stated and then
asked, "Is that a reflection
of my skills?" What began
as a semi-serious fishing
day ended as a successful,
easy and productive
outing full of good-
natured teasing.
Let's back up a bit.
Place three relatively
skilled fly fishermen in
the same skiff and you
can bet your bottom
dollar that a form of
competition will surface
- usually some sort of
bet about first, biggest
and most fish. Now make
these fly fishermen expert
casters and the stakes get
higher. And no one
wanted to embarrass
themselves an impossi-
ble task for fly fishermen.
Capt. Jamie Allen, a fly-
fishing charter captain,
received a new (proto-
type) fly rod from Scott
Rods that he wanted to
test. He also wanted the
opinions of Dusty
Sprague and me. Dusty is
a Federation of Fly Fishers
fly fishing certification
board governor one
who certifies casting
instructors. I also served
as a governor for a period
of five years. Jamie was
recently certified as a
casting instructor. So you
can see that the casting
skill level in the skiff
bordered on expert and
we were well qualified to
evaluate his new rod.
We took turns casting it
and made the appropriate
"nice rod" comments and
decided to put it through
a real-life test; we decided
to fish it and put it
through its paces. We took
turns fishing with it and
poling each other. We
soon learned who among
us was the sneakiest
about getting out of


'If I could


WATERLINE PHOTOS
BY ROD WALINCHUS


Above, Capt. Jamie Allen
with part 1 of the slam -
a snook. At right, slam
part 3 a trout. The
redfish is pictured on the
cover of this issue.


poling responsibilities.
Dusty poled while I fished
and after awhile and
citing his inability at
seeing fish, he com-
plained, "I'm just not able
to see the redfish ahead of
the boat. Jamie, you're
taller and can see better;
why don't you get on the
platform and spot a fish
for Rod?" As Jamie
climbed onto the plat-
form I noticed a sly smile
form on Dusty's mouth.
Then a little while later
Dusty asked, "Rod, if your
shoulder is sore (I made
the mistake of complain-
ing of a sore shoulder
early in the trip), I'll cast
for a while." "Nice try,"
was my response. "Wait
your turn."
I managed to miss a few


WeaULser Fetultt:
I, I'd shake her fin'
Ask Capt. Ralph
CAPT. RALPH ALLEN
A tarpon is a worthy
adversary, which means that
sometimes we as anglers
have to accept the fish
besting us.


Better to eat than


Il


L1 Page 5

I be eaten
The Fumbling Fisherman
TOM JOHNSON
Sharks know when a fish is
in trouble, and it draws them
like a magnet. Reeling in
most of a fish is better than
no fish at all.


redfish and my time was
up, so I jumped on the
poling platform as Jamie
fished. As luck would
have it, we found a bunch
of hungry redfish and
Jamie immediately
hooked up. As I pho-
tographed Jamie with his


fish, we somehow
managed a plan a
challenge of sorts. The
challenge was to catch a
small inshore slam a
redfish, trout and snook
- with Jamie's new rod,

SLAM I P11


04s TA CLMo:
WATERLINE PHOTO
BY ROD WALINCHUS

Capt. Jamie Allen with part
2 of his slam a redfish.
See story, this page.


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The challenge: An inshore slam


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FLATSMASTERS
CHAMPIONSHIP
The eighth annual Maverick
Boats Flatsmasters Champi-
onship will be held Saturday
and Sunday at Harpoon Harry's
in Fishermen's Village, Punta
Gorda.The Flatsmasters is the
largest backcountry fishing
series in Florida with over 1,000
anglers from all over the state
competing in five separate
events. The top 50 teams in
points from the four regular
season events are invited to the
Championship Tournament
where over $50,000 in cash
and prizes is at stake. The
overall winners this weekend will
take home a 2008 20-foot
Pathfinder Bay boat with
Yamaha engine, Tropic
aluminum trailer, and outfitted


by Minn Kota and Turbo Prop.
The championship prize is
valued at $40,000. Teams
earned points in each event
based on their order of finish.
The top points leader, Team Ego
Nets (Brad Brown, Jason Dudley,
Derek Carlson), will be crowned
Bimini Big Game ResortTeam of
the Year and will win an all
expense trip to Bimini, Bahamas
to stay at the popular Bimini Big
Game Resort.
Based on last month's results
from the RedSnook Challenge,
look for lots of big snook and
redfish to be brought to the
scales. In September over 25
pairs of reds and snook were
entered and it took over 16.25
pounds to make the cut to day
two.Team Lake & Bay (Lom-
bard, Symonds, Eggers) took
home the win with 17.20
pounds. The Flatsmasters
Championship challenges teams
to catch, weigh, and release a
legal redfish and a legal snook
on Saturday. The top five teams


by weight will be invited back on
Sunday to compete head-to-
head for the chance to become
Maverick Boats Flatsmasters
Champions. The level of
competition is high in the
Flatsmasters series and no
team as ever repeated as Team
of the Year or as overall
champions. A new champion
will be crowned again this year
as the 2007 overall winners
failed to make the cut for the
Championship.
Weigh-in begins on Saturday
at 1:30 p.m. with all teams
reporting in by 3:30 p.m. Look
for most teams to use every
moment in pursuit of the right
two fish. Sunday's Top Five
Shootout will have all five teams
weighing in together at 3:30
p.m. The public is invited to the
weigh-ins on both days.
In addition on Saturday, there
will be a fundraiser at Harpoon
Harry's before the weigh-in for
Melissa Whiteaker, a local
woman who has been


diagnosed with Stage 4
Inflammatory Breast Cancer,
one of the deadliest forms of
breast cancer. In addition to
raising funds, we are hoping to
raise awareness about this
particular type of cancer. She is
37 and has five children ranging
in age from 11 months to 18
years of age. There will be prize
auctions, raffles and 50/50
drawings, with the proceeds to
benefit The Melissa Whiteaker
Charitable Trust. We have had an
outpouring of donations from
local businesses to be used as
prizes. The Flatsmasters is happy
to assist in this fundraising
effort. The event will be from
noon to 3 p.m. with The
Boogiemen playing live music
during the afternoon.
The Maverick Boats
Flatsmasters Series is the
longest running fishing series in
Southwest Florida and has
grown to be one of the premier
fishing events in the state. The
Flatsmasters is pleased to


announce that in 2009, the
tournament will partner with Kix
County to hold its March event
at the annual Peace River
Seafood Festival. The Grand
Slam Plug Tournament will be
held on March 14,15, 2009 at
Laishley Park. To participate in
the 2009 Flatsmasters Series,
all new teams must qualify at
The "FMQ" Flatsmasters Qualifier
event on January 24, 2009. For
more info call 941-637-5953
or go to www.flatsmasters.com.

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explore our intriguing estuaries
and uncover the secrets of "life in
the shallows:' Sign up now for a
Mucking About in Pine Island
Sound estuary wading trip. The
2008-2009 series of wading trips
are scheduled for the following
low-tide mornings: Friday, October
17, 2008; February 6, 2009;
March 14, 2009 and April 3,


2009, from 9:30 a.m. to
approximately 11:30 a.m.
The wading trips are offered
through the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection,
Charlotte Harbor Aquatic
Preserves field office and are free
of charge. Advance registration is
required. Call the Preserve field
office at 941-575-5861 during
normal business hours (8 a.m. to
5 p.m.), Monday through Friday
for reservations and directions.
The registration deadline is the
day preceding the date of the
field trip. However, early
registration is advised due to
space and group size limitations.
Wade out into the shallows of
Pine Island Sound for a closer
look at the creatures buried
beneath the sand, grazing on a
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oyster shell, or swimming near
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It's finally time to get out on the Gulf


T arpon are pretty
much gone for the
year. Snook are
beginning the winter trek
upriver. Trout harvest is
due to close on Nov. 1.
Redfish will remain strong
- at least until a true cold
front comes along.
Still, lots of gamefish
and very light boating
traffic means the month
of October is shaping up
to be a great one.
A combination of a
terrific hatch of baitfish
during the summer,
hurricanes further west
and no red tides has
primed the pump for
some great fishing.
Meanwhile, early cold
fronts have already
delivered kingfish,
Spanish mackerel and
other migratory gamesters


to Southwest Florida.
For the light tackle or
fly-fishing angler this
season is perfect. For the
mixed bag is hard to
come by at any other
time of the year.
This autumn anglers
will have the best of all
worlds. The mackerel,
bonito and kingfish will
be steady and take a fly
quite well. Meanwhile,


there are still enough
tarpon around that really
large game can come
along at any moment.
You probably won't
even need to "match the
hatch" for when these
gamefish are all feeding
on small bait, they aren't
really that particular
about the exact color of
fly or lure they gobble
down. Meanwhile if
things are slow, there is a
chance for tripletail, cobia
or you can run inside for
some great trout fishing.
But you will probably
not want to leave the Gulf.
With forecasts for light,
easterly, winds mackerel,
kings and tarpon should
be right on the beach,
assailing bait pods.
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'If I could, I'd shake her fin'


There was a
moment of
awkward silence
on the boat as Patti
handed the lifeless rod
to me, then she broke
the quiet by panting,
"That was fun, but the
fish won." Patti had just
spent the past hour
tugging on a stubborn
tarpon only to have the
fish come unhooked at
boat side. The other
three people aboard
(me, my daughter Elissa
and her friend Terry)
were afraid to say
anything. Truth be
known, I think we all
expected some sort of
outburst from Patti
regarding the bad break
she'd just experienced,
maybe even a little
cussing or foot stomp-
ing. Instead, she simply
sat down for a well-
deserved rest while
sporting a big grin and
staring at a beautiful
sunset.
We'd headed out into
Charlotte Harbor earlier
that evening in search
of a late-season tarpon.
It was a glorious fall day
in early October, clear
skies, just a light breeze
and we easily found a


batch of frantic birds
wheeling and diving
over a school of hapless
glass minnows. The
unfortunate glass
minnows were trapped
against the surface by
hundreds of hungry
ladyfish, but of more
interest to us were the
periodic bathtub-sized
blasts generated when a
tarpon would dispatch
a distracted ladyfish.
Excited by all the
activity, we
set


up three livebait rigs
and started a drift
through the middle of
the fracas. Within a few
short minutes of
entering the rowdy
demonstration of a food
chain at work, it was
"Fish On" as Patti's line
was hit and a fat tarpon
took to the air for four
cart wheeling leaps,
then powered straight
away from the boat on
a run that took over 100
yards of line.
Elissa and Terry
cleared their lines and
racked their rods as I


After a close encounter
with a line of crab traps,
we were in a clear area
of the Harbor and Patti
went to work on the
fish. Now, there are
probably readers who
are wondering why
Patti spent an hour
trying to land a tarpon.
It was a nice fish,
probably around 120
pounds, but she had it
on 30-pound spinning
tackle usually heavy
enough to dispatch a
tarpon in fairly short
order, but every tarpon
is different. This was a
heavy-bodied fish that
spent the bulk of the
fight at the surface
finning directly away
from the boat. Patti did
everything right,
switching from straight
up when the fish was at
a distance to "down
and dirty" with the
rod when the fish
was near the
boat, but the
methodical
fight
waged


by this fish led to a long
battle. Some tarpon are
fast and some are slow.
I once had an angler
land a tarpon of nearly
100 pounds in less than
two minutes, then an
hour later hook a fish of
similar size on the same
tackle and spend 45
minutes on that fish.
Anyway, Patti's fish
this evening was a
stubborn animal. After
the first four jumps, it
only went airborne one
more time, but it was a
timely exhibition. A
tour boat out for a
sunset cruise paused
nearby and the passen-
gers aboard were
watching Patti strain
against the fish, which
chose that moment to
do a half-out-of-the-
water head shake that
resulted in "oohs" and
"aaaahs," which we
could hear from 100
yards distant. The tour
boat headed off into
the sunset and Patti's
fish was finally wearing
out. She had it at boat
side several times and I
suppose that I could
have reached over and
touched the leader so
Patti could boast of an
official release, but I
was confident that after
an hour of tugging, the
big circle hook was


firmly planted and we'd
soon have a photo op
of the fish lying on the
surface. I had my
gloves on ready to take
the leader, when the
fish made a short, 30-
foot surge, turned
towards the boat, and
spit the hook.
Still expecting some
sort of disappointed
reaction from Patti as
she sat catching her
breath, I asked her if
she was OK. Her
response: "Why
wouldn't I be OK? It
was a great fight, but
she beat me. If I could
reach out and shake
her fin, I would." A
good reminder of
what fishing is sup-
posed to be.
Let's go fishing!
Captain Allen owns
and operates the King
Fisher Fleet of sightsee-
ing tour boats, deep sea
fishing charter boats
and back bay guide
boats located at Fisher-
men's Village Marina in
Punta Gorda. He can be
reached by phone at
941-639-0969 or by
e-mail at captain@
kingfisherfleet.com for
boating or fishing
information or with
questions you want to
see answered in
WaterLine.


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Page 6October 16, 2008


W ile working at
the Shimano
and Power Pro
booths at the recent
Florida Sportsman show
in Tampa a product
caught my eye and
seemed to make a lot of
sense. Over time I have
started using artificial
lures more and more and
livebait less and less.
Mostly, this is due to
being lazy and not
wanting to spend the
time and energy getting
live bait, but it also is
due, in part, to some of
the excellent artificial
lures on the market,
which often catch as
many fish as live bait.
This is particularly true
during the winter months
when bait is scarce and
fish are looking for
anything to eat.
The issue is that many
of these artificial lures
have treble hooks that
can be downright
dangerous if you are the
least bit careless in their
use. This is certainly the
case with almost all
topwater lures. My
favorite top water lure -
the Zara Super Spook -
has three sets of treble
hooks. Almost all of the
popular suspending
twitch baits like the very
productive Sebile lures or
the MirrOlure series of
suspending baits like the
model MR-17, 19 and 27
sport at least two sets of
very sharp treble hooks. I
like and use all of these
lures and will almost
always have a couple of
rods rigged with them
whether in a kayak or
boat. But you better be
careful as you carry or
transport rods rigged
with these types of lures
or while they are in a rod
holder, as you can get



BOARD
From page 3

ecology of a southwest Florida
estuary at low tides. Observe
silversides, sheepshead, and
needlefish swimming along the
shoreline. Try your hand at
seining and castnetting. Catch a
hermit crab. Examine the
pulsating tube feet of a starfish.
Observe "living fossil" horseshoe
crabs, a present day connection
to primeval seas and link to the
ancient past. Coastal birds such
as osprey, ibis, herons, and
pelicans may be observed. Learn
about mangroves, seagrasses,
and estuaries our beautiful,
productive bays and harbors
where freshwater rivers journey to
the sea and mix with the salty
waters of the Gulf. Estuaries
teem with life and provide
habitat for the smallest crabs
and shrimp to larger species
such as dolphins and sea
turtles. Estuaries are often
referred to as the "nurseries of
the sea" or the "cradles of the
ocean" as more than two-thirds
of the fish and shellfish
commercially harvested in
coastal waters spend a part of
their life cycles in these
protected inshore waters.


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"hooked" and that is
certainly not a fun
experience. And rigged
with these types of lures,
rods tend to get
scratched or become
hopelessly tangled while
being transported. So,
how do you protect
yourself and your
equipment? Enter a new
product called the Lure
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design but adapts to
both spinning and
baitcaster outfits. The
Lure Tamer is made of
molded polypropylene
plastic, is transparent
enough to see what lure
is rigged to which rod
and it is pretty inexpen-
sive to boot a package
of five various size Lure
Tamers going for under
$15. I have been using
the product for a couple
of weeks now and really
like it. My concerns
about someone on the
boat brushing by a plug
and getting hooked are
gone and the Lure Tamer
prevents rods from
getting tangled while
being transported. Good
stuff. For more details
and ordering instruc-
tions go to their Web site
at www.luretamer.com.
Now that I am fishing
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Drive in Pineland and are
advised to wear a swimsuit,
shorts, old tennis shoes or diving
booties. Flip-flops and sandals
are not appropriate attire as they
become stuck in muddy areas
and are easily lost. Water, cold
drinks, sunscreen, sunglasses, a
hat, towel, dry clothes, snorkeling
gear are recommended. For a
complete list of wading trips in
greater Charlotte Harbor, visit
www.CharlotteHarborNERorg.

KAYAK DEMOS/LESSONS
Grande Tours, Inc. invites the
public for free kayak in-water
demonstrations and samples
from 11 a.m.to 1 p.m. every
Saturday at Grande Tours
headquarters, located at 12575
Placida Road in Placida.This is a
great opportunity to try a variety
of kayaks in the water. From 9 to
10:30 a.m., before the demos,
kayaking lessons are available
for $35. For information, call
941-697-8825 or visit
www.grande Tours.com.

SAFE BOATING CLASSES
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Flotilla 89 is offering safe
boating classes. If you are new
to boating, have never taken a


in handy for both the
boat and kayak fishing
crowds. It is very func-
tional and if you are a
kayak angler who just
has to have livebait, this
product may solve your
problems. It is a light-
weight, soft-sided,
collapsible 3 and a half-
gallon livewell/cooler
that should fit just about
any kayak on the market.
It comes with an air
pump advertised to run
for up to a 100 hours on
two "D" cell batteries.
You can carry the bait
cooler into the bait shop,
put it in your vehicle and
then into your kayak and
the bait (shrimp or
pinfish) should stay
healthy and happy. In the
winter I confess that I
will sometime fish with
shrimp. Almost anything
eats this terrific bait and
during the winter, it is
usually larger in size and
available. If you are
fishing out of a boat then
this livewell/cooler can
substitute for one of your


safe boating class, or are an
experienced boater looking to
brush up on some basic skills,
you don't want to miss this
class. Our Coast Guard Certified
instructors will teach you
navigation rules, the meaning of
markers and buoys, safe boat
handling techniques, courtesy on
the water and so much more.
Upon successfully completing
the course you will receive a
Safe Boating certificate from the
Coast Guard Auxiliary and the
Florida State Boating Safety ID
card, which is required by law for
all boaters less than 22 years of
age. The course is in two
sessions. The first session is from
6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. October 24.
The second session is from 8:30
a.m. to 4 p.m. October 25.
Lunch will be provided during the


larger and usually noisier
onboard baitwells that,
when full of water, adds
considerable weight to
your boat. The Longer
Life bait cooler can easily
handle enough shrimp to
last the day and it is
lighter and probably
quieter than an onboard
livewell. The price is also
appealing at $39.95. It
can be ordered from
their Web site at
www.baitkit.com.
There are lots of
reports coming in about
tailing redfish, schooling
redfish and snook
working their way off the
beaches and up into the
Harbor. This is, without a
doubt, one of the very
best times of the year to
get out and fish. Until
next time, tight lines and
keep your paddle in the
water.
Gene Kingery is an
avid angler and has lived
in Southwest Florida for
the past 10 years. You can
contact Gene at
specialk@comcast. net.


Saturday session.
The cost of the course is $40
per person; $20 for a second
person sharing the same book
and will be held at the Rotonda
West Community Center, 3754
Cape Haze Drive in Rotonda West.
Call 941-697-4248.

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from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting
Oct. 11.This course will be held
at the Indian Mound Park Beach
at 210 Winson Ave. in Engle-
wood.Those ages 10 years old
and up are welcome to learn.
Prices range from $40 to $50
per person. Call 941-429-1217
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Size Limit: Minimum size 24" at fork
Bag Limit: 2 per person per day (reduced to 1 when
federal waters closed to harvest)
Average Size: 10-30 pounds
Florida State Record: 90 Ibs
Habitat: King mackerel are open-water fish. Schools will
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October 16,2008



Better to eat



than be eaten


ST ey, you jerks,
that's my
S1'dinner you are
chomping on!" My
outcry went unnoticed
by the savage beasties
below me. They couldn't
hear a word I said. Nor
did they care. The hungry
sharks were too busy
harassing the king
mackerel I had hooked,
fought and brought boat
side. I had done all the
work. Me. Not them.
Their sense of entitle-
ment to my fish was
infuriating. I gained
some comfort knowing I
was not the only angler
to be bothered by these
toothy predators.
About five years ago, in
Boca Grande Pass, I


remember watching a
bull shark chase what
was left of a tarpon right
onto the deck of a boat.
The occupants galloped
to the gunnels and held
onto the T-top. I mean,
what do you do when an
8-foot shark suddenly

EATEN I P9


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Several groups of fish have
been reported on the flat
between Devilfish Key and
Cayo Pelau in Gasparilla
Sound.


BECKY Fish are along the mangroves Spillway areas like the Shell Pine Island Sound, the Cape No reports. Good Spanish mackerel
on both the east and west Creek Dam and the berms Haze bar and Turtle Bay are reports are coming from the
RIO VILLABAIT AND TACKLE wall. on Burnt Store road have all holding fish. Cape Haze bar area.
Punta Gorda been producing a good bite.
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ROBERT Shorelines and flats just off The dock and canal systems There are lots of small fish in There are kings from one- The tarpon bite is still good
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FISHIN' FRANK'S BAI & TACKLE Island to Lemon Bay are still Gasparilla Island are holding Cape Haze bar. well as schools of oversized and U.S. 41 bridges. Look for
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Port Charlotte
resident Roy
Bradley holdsup
a nin r .


Laurant Godroy from St. Paul De Vance, France, caught and released this
beautiful 30-inch red while fishing with King Fisher Fleet Capt. Robin Leach.


This black drum was caught and
released by 9-year-old Trevor Burch in a Craig Bates and his son C.J. need two laps to display this over 20-pound redfish
PGI canal, caught by C.J. off Gasparilla Island. They released it immediately after the picture.


Keith
Batten
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and
released
this
chunky
29-inch
red.


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R ods are missing
eyes, reels need to
be oiled, baits
needs to be restocked,
the boat needs to be
cleaned out, the trailer
bearings need to be
redone, the water pump
in the motor needs to be
replaced, and the lower
unit oil on the mighty
Mere should probably be
replaced as well.
If you are a tournament
angler, this is the time of
year to get the mainte-
nance done on every-
thing you use for fishing.
I have to admit, I end up
spending more money
this time of year than at
any other time of the
tournament season. It's
all worth it though. When
I fire up the boat and
reach for rods to start
fishing, I know everything
is in top mechanical and
working order. By taking
the time to do this now, I
minimize the chances of
anything going wrong
during the season.
The first thing I like to
do is crawl up inside the
boat, get out all of my
rods and bait boxes, and
take inventory of what is
needed, and what needs
to be fixed. This is not as
easy of a process as it
sounds. I have 15 rods
that I rig for a tourna-
ment, and there are 12
bait boxes in the bait
storage compartment of


EATEN
From page 7

starts flopping around
your stern? Somehow
they managed or the
shark agreed to go
overboard, but not before
it widened some eyes on
that fishing boat.
My experience was less
dramatic. We were trolling
off of Gasparilla Island
when I hooked up with a
medium-sized king
mackerel. I forget to turn
off the clicker on the rod. I
was making a lot of noise.
My boat mates called that
"going Hollywood." After a
few highly enjoyable reel-
ratcheting runs, the king
was almost ready to quit.
That's when the uninvited
guests arrived. A half-
dozen 2- to 4-foot sharks
decided my impending
catch would become their
personal buffet table. "Try
the dorsal, it's delicious."
Their frenzied ferocity
took me by surprise -
especially considering
their fairly diminutive size.
The king on my line was
longer than most of its
assailants. And it was
certainly faster. But like a
pack of scythe-tailed
wolves, the sharks fol-
lowed the fish and fanged
a few meaty mouthfuls.
My mackerel became
holey before we could get
him onboard.
I know stories and
pictures like this are hard
to swallow (no pun
intended) for persons


my Ranger. Most times, it
takes me up to two or
three hours to finish this
one task.
The rods and reels that
need to be fixed get
broken down, line
removed, and taken to
the shop to be repaired.
The list of missing baits
gets taken to the local
bait and tackle store
where I get everything I
feel I need replaced.
While I wait on the rods
and reels to come back, I
start taking a look at the
boat, motor, and trailer.
This is the most crucial of
all tasks. I like to start
with the easiest things
first. I start by opening all
of the locker lids and
seeing what junk I have
pitched under the deck
during the year. General-
ly, I lighten the weight of
the boat by about 10
pounds. It's amazing the
stuff that I find in some of
the compartments. If it's
"misplaced," I put it back
in the part of the boat I


unfamiliar with nature's
harsh realities. But if you
fish in Florida, it's always
possible you could lose a
few fish (or fish parts) to
sharks. Sharks are the
bane of charter fishermen
- unless they are target-
ing sharks as prey. Not
surprisingly, shark behav-
ior also shows up occa-
sionally in human form.
My mother is not a
shark (though she does
have a gap in her front
teeth), but she has an
irritating habit of stealing
food samples off my plate
at restaurants. Rather than
stick a fork in her hand, I
have learned not to tell her
what I plan to order off the
menu. This forces her to
decide on a meal of her
own, instead of using my
plate for her personal
finger food.
Nothing better exempli-
fies shark behavior in our
species than groups of
young males living
together. Cooking is an
unknown skill yet, so most
of their nourishment
comes from pizza deliver-
ies. When the lid of the
box flips open, it becomes
a horse race to stuff their
faces. I remember those
eating episodes from my
own ancient bachelor-
hood. It was chew fast or
starve. How do you think
my mouth got so big?
Of course everybody
knows about loan sharks.
Like their ocean name-
sakes, loan sharks are
attracted to people who
are "in trouble." I heard


offluM. r, 7, M. nrT, %r. m


these shysters could smell
a drop of unpaid debt
from two miles away. It
triggers their interest rate.
Yet these small-time
money guys are pretty
harmless. The predators
who really take a bite out
of your wallet hang out in
at the IRS. Just like sharks
in the Gulf, they devour
everything unless you are
able you protect your
assets offshore.
That day, the sharks left
me plenty of meat for
mackerel steaks, so I can't
complain. You know, from
a shark's point of view, I
guess I was actually the


expect it to be in. If it is
not needed, it either goes
in the trash or gets stored
in the garage. This way, I
can listen to my wife tell
me to clean out the
garage after I have the
shelves stacked full of
fishing stuff we don't use.
The trailer and the
engine get the most
attention. Without those
two things working
properly, you may as well
stay home and sit on the
couch. I check the tires
for any nails I may have
picked up, or for any cuts
that may have been
inflicted on the sidewalls
during the year. I run cool
hubs on my bearings, so
as long as they are
showing no signs of
leaking, I know they will
perform as designed. I
make sure all the lights
are secure, the chains
secure, the hitch is not
sticking, and the winch to
keep the boat up on the
trailer works well. The
one thing I know I need
to replace this year is the
trailer jack. It started
giving me problems
halfway through the year.
No one should have to
grind on the handle like I
do to lift the boat off the
trailer ball.
Last but not least is the
motor. This I take to the
guys at Hoppy's Marine.
This year I am having a
new water pump put in


Time for fixin' things up


Bruce Stephens caught this nice slot redfish and then released it while
fishing with his son, Capt. Dave Stephens, and Capt. Marc Miller.


and will have the lower
unit oil replaced. Nothing
major, but small things
like this can keep you
from running into trouble
during the year. While
you have the time to get
these things fixed, take
the time and get it done.
It sure beats spending
thousands of dollars if
something goes wrong.
You can see that there
is nothing here that really
demands a lot of time. It
is small things we often
overlook during the year,
or simply do not make
the time to get them
taken care of when we
should. The fall has
always been the perfect
time to get this sort of
work taken care of. You
don't have to have it all
done in a weekend. I
usually drag it out over a
month while I wait for
everything to get done
the way I want it to. Just
don't be the guy who puts
the boat in the garage,
leaves it there until
January or February, pulls
it out to go fishing and
either the motor don't
start or blows up when it
does start, and then
wonders why things went
bad. If you take care of
your equipment, it will
take care of you.
Greg Bartz is a tourna-
ment bass fisherman. His
writing focuses mostly on
lakes in central Florida.


one who stole their meal.
Kind of like a waitress who
takes your plate before
you are finished. The
battle for survival contin-
ues on all fronts.
A side note: All this talk
about food reminds me of
a sad fact. La Romana
Restaurant on U.S. 41 in
Port Charlotte closed their
doors recently. Their
baked ziti was to die for. I
shall miss them terribly.
Tom Johnson, the
Fumbling Fisherman, is an
award-winning outdoor
humor writer You can
contact Tom at
trjmcp@aol.com.


October 16, 2008 October 16,2008


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Fifteen minutes of sailing fame


T he cover story of
the September 29
issue of U.S. News
& World Report featured
"America's Best Healthy
Places to Retire," and
Punta Gorda was one of
the top ten featured.
Wow! Better yet, the story
featured sailing on
Charlotte Harbor.
The single illustration
was of Dennis Peck
wading out from the
YMCA site of the Char-
lotte County Sailing
Center pushing a Sunfish
in preparation for sailing
lessons. There are any
number of sailors who
make sailing a major fun
activity for Charlotte
Harbor, but to my mind
Dennis is one of the tops.
He was the driving force
behind the establish-


ment of the Center, and
runs it practically single-
handed. He would deny
that, and point to all the
volunteers who have
helped him along the
way, and still do.
Many of those involved
in one way or another in
preparing for the visit of
U.S. News were worried
that the day was a bomb.
A U.S. News editor had


SAILING AWAY


contacted commodore
Wendy Filler of the Punta
Gorda Sailing Club, and
she had asked Dennis to
set up a simulated lesson
day. She also sent out an
all-points e-mail to the
club membership asking
for big-boat owners to
come out for the photo
shoot.
Many of the big boat
owners had buttoned up
in anticipation of
Hurricane Ike, setting
out extra mooring lines,
and removing biminis,
sails, and just about
anything else that could
be taken ashore. After all,
Charley wasn't supposed
to come ashore until
north of Tampa. "Better
safe than sorry" was the
lesson learned in '05.
Nevertheless, several


big sailboats motored
out of the Punta Gorda
Isles canals to take up
stations off Fisherman's
Village, raised their sails,
and slatted around in a
flat calm. A motorboat
had been arranged for
photographer Jeffrey
MacMillen to go out and
get pictures of the boats,
and according to Com-
modore Filler, the bigger
boats looked good. A bit
of wind had come up,
enough to fill the sails,
but in the end the
photographer liked the
Sunfish shot better or
his editor did.
According to Dennis,
he was setting out the
first of the center's fleet of
Sunfish in preparation for
a photo shoot of his
students racing them


later in the morning. The
photographer took lots of
pictures of the boats
racing, but even though a
bit of wind did finally
show up, it was in the
afternoon, and the
photographer was long
gone. The shot used was
good, in spite of the
glassy water. A crisp,
early-morning glow made
the harbor look inviting.
Actually, the story itself
hardly mentioned
sailing. The photo said it
all. However, the Char-
lotte Harbor Paddlers go
a nice boost. Their
paragraph enthused
about the way their grey-
haired members outpad-
dled their dragon boat in
a race against a "buffed
crew" from McDill Air
Force Base.


Safety tips for children's


R ecently I was on a
weekend outing at a
X %ocal marina resort
when I noticed a young
family preparing to leave
the dock in a small open
motorboat. They had a
child with them, about 8
or 10 years old, and they
were putting a life jacket
on the young girl. The life
jacket was one of those
zip front types worn by
skiers and PWC riders
and it was obviously an
adult size. The jacket was
so big for the girl that I
think I could have
grabbed it by the shoul-
ders and pulled it off,
over her head.
Sometimes we forget
that children require
special care and consid-
eration when we take


them aboard a boat. They
are not as adept and
experienced on the water
as adults (at least most
adults) and we need to
take precautions to
insure their safety. This
begins with life jackets.
The law requires that
children 12 and under
wear life jackets.
Although Florida has a


grandfathered law
regarding children over 6
and in a cabin, in the
interest of your child's
safety, it is best to ignore
this nuance and adhere
to the 12 and under rule.
A life jacket should fit a
child properly. It should
be the proper size and
adjusted to individual fit
before getting onboard.
Grasp the life jacket at
the shoulders and lift up
on the jacket, simulating
flotation. The distance
the straps rise above a
child's shoulders is the
same distance the child
will slip below the water
when submerged. A life
jacket does no good
floating above a child
submerged below it. This
is one place you do not


want to save money by
buying large in hopes of
the child growing into it.
An unfortunate child
may not have the chance.
A child who falls
unexpectedly into the
water may well go into an
immediate panic mode.
While thrashing about in
the water, they will not
be receptive to instruc-
tions or encouragement
being shouted to them.
So don't let an emergency
be the first time your
child experiences the
sensation of flotation. Put
the life jacket on your
child at beachside or in
your pool. Get them
accustomed to the
sensation of flotation
while developing a sense
of comfort and confi-


life jackets
dence in the life jacket. the young couple pi
This is also a great time their child isn't even
to check for a proper fit. classified as a life jac
Many children fall into It is called a "flotatic
the water while boarding device." Be sure to 1(
or leaving the boat or for the USCG label c
while playing on the life jacket before bu
dock. It is a good practice one. If there is no US
to have them don their label, don't buy it! Yo
life jackets on shore, children deserve the
before walking to the protection money ca
boat and to not remove it buy. A secure fitting
until they return to solid USCG approved life
ground. All too often we jacket, with maximu
are distracted while in flotation and the ab
the act of readying to to rotate the child fa
leave or return to the in the water is what
dock, and we loose track want on my child. H
of a child's activity. Make about you?
sure your child is safe at Bill Hempel is the
all times and is wearing Assistant Safety Offi,
his life jacket. the Peace River Powe
Life jackets are no Squadron and a men
place to scrimp or save. of the USPS nationa
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From page 4
Tarpon can show up in this bait at
any time and have done so in the
last couple of years.
A lot of anglers will slowly troll
live bait, often while tossing out
chum, in order to find these fish.
But this winter will not require
such effort.
Glassy seas and hordes of small
baitfish often mean that all of these
predators will be slashing into the
bait on the top of the water. Diving
birds will often betray the presence
of such gamefish.
In most fishing scenarios a
motoring boat would spell doom to
such a fishing attempt, but the fish
of fall are so intent on the bounty
of the baitfish hordes that they are
not as cautious as normal.
Since all of these gamefish will be
eating small whitebait and other
tiny baitfish, the size of the fly or
lure is much more important than
the pattern or color. Still the best
color will be green, white and silver
- almost a sure match for the
shades of most Gulf baitfish.
Most anglers will find it hard to
ignore these plentiful migratory
gamefish, but this fall is already
experiencing some of the best
grouper and snapper in decades.
Several years without a red tide and
a pair of hurricanes that kept the


Gulf stirred up seem to have sent
grouper on a feeding binge.
Meanwhile, this summer saw the
most juvenile mangrove snapper in
the bays in decades. They should
be growing up and moving offshore
to join the grouper.
Couple those things with the
abundant bait hatch and offshore
bottom fishing may be about to
return to the glory days.
A summer of expensive gasoline,
plus the fact that grouper move far
offshore during the hot months has
meant almost no fishing pressure
on these fish. Now that fall has
arrived, grouper and snapper are
moving close to shore just in time
for fuel costs to, finally, come down.
This fall a grouper dinner won't
cost you more than the boat
payment if you choose to pursue
them. Fuel costs should continue
to slide down as the economy slows
and the summer driving season has
ended.
Polls indicate that stubborn
Americans got the message and are
now using about six percent less
fuel than last year. Such a decline in
demand will probably cause costs
to drop.
But in this world, you never know,
so get out in the Gulf and enjoy this
off-season joy while it's out there.
G.B. Knowles is an award-
winning outdoor writer He has
written for more than 25 newspa-
pers and magazines.


October 16, 2008


Page 10


The article also quotes
Murray and Marilyn
Thorndycraft, whose
"open-air lanai looks
across a pool to their 30-
foot Sunray in the canal."
So swimming and
motorcaft also get a
mention. The Thorndy-
crafts, are originally from
Wisconsin. "Everything
we did up there we can
do down here, only now
it's year-around," says
Marilyn."
That about sums it up
for most of us.
Will White has raced
and cruised sailboats
since 1942, published The
Sunfish Bible, wrote a
bunch of sailing articles,
and is building a 31-foot
schooner He can be
reached at omegacubed@
embarqmail. com.






October 16, 2008 Page 11


PHOTO PROVIDED


Available year-round

Although migratory tarpon are winding down for the year, there are always smaller silver kings
available in local canals and backcountry areas.


SLAM
From page 2

photograph Jamie with each fish
and send it to Scott Rods.
Since Jamie already caught a
redfish, it became Dusty's challenge
to provide the snook and I got
stuck with the trout (I'm still
uncertain who made that decision).
"Let's go catch a trout and get that
over with," I sneered. Five minutes
later a trout was boated and
photographed.
Off to look for a snook and
Dusty's sneakiness came back to
haunt him. He couldn't buy a fish
and we kicked him off the casting
deck. My turn again and I missed a
few more fish, but redeemed myself
with a "stealth cast." Actually I cast
just to clear a tangle of line off the
deck and not at a particular fish or
spot. It was one of those slap-it-the-
water casts near the boat and I
turned away to fiddle with tangled
fly line. As I did so, I heard a splash
and felt my rod tugging under my
arm. A snook was firmly attached to
the other end and our inshore slam
was complete.


Yeah, I took a ration of grief
about my fishing abilities but
managed a face-saving Pee Wee
Herman-esque, "I meant to do
that." We fished for a few more
hours, caught a few more redfish
and snook and put Jamie's new rod
through it's paces. We all agreed
that it was a quality rod and more
importantly, a fish-catching
machine.
But Dusty went fishless -
punishment for his sneaky attempt
to get out of poling duty and weasel
his way onto the casting deck. And
our inshore slam challenge took
the competition, clashing egos and
seriousness out of our time on the
water. It became a team effort, one
were we each worked hard so our
goal could be accomplished. Oh
sure, there were the usual deroga-
tory comments about casting
abilities when errant casts were
made and Dusty did receive a good
amount of ribbing when he failed
to set the hook in a ravenous
redfish, but we joined together to
meet our self-imposed challenge.
Over a few adult beverages at the
marina, we agreed that a better day
of fishing would be hard to find.


October 16, 2008


Page 11


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The time for casting accuracy is upon us


W 're entering into
a great time of
the year for
sight-fishing opportuni-
ties. Fall and winter bring
low, clear water to our
flats and shorelines and
with it the ability to
actually see fish before
casting to them. Sight
fishing is a classic form of
saltwater fly fishing and
my favorite method of
fishing. We'll soon have
low morning tides when
redfish will be tailing on
the flats and the water will
be clear enough to see
fish cruising along
mangrove shorelines and
under overhanging
bushes.
This can be a good
news / bad news situation
for fly fishermen. The
good news: We'll be able
to see fish. The bad news:
We'll have to make precise
and accurate casts to
them. I fish with a lot of
different fly fishermen
who can cast a mile. But
when it comes to accu-
rately casting to man-
grove shorelines, they are
sorely inadequate. Their
normal fishing routine
usually consists of long
blind casts over open
water and they do it very
well. But fishing man-
grove shores calls for
precision and the ability
to reach far under
overhangs or back into
small pockets or indenta-
tions into the shoreline.
Many fly fishermen are
actually afraid of casting
into the bushes because
they don't want to get
hung up on the foliage.
Besides constantly poling
to the shoreline to retrieve
errant flies is tedious,
demoralizing and ruins
good areas that might
hold fish.
Fly fishing the bushes is
both fun and exasperating
at the same time: Fun for
the obvious reasons like
having your fly blasted by
a fish and exasperating
because you first have to
get the fly back into where
the fish are lurking. Those
overhanging mangrove
limbs that make for great
cover also become fly
magnets for the careless
caster. It is necessary,
make that critical, that the
fly be cast as far back into
the system as humanly
possible. The failure to
place the fly back where
the fish are will result in a
lot of fishing and very
little catching. This can be
a tough proposition for
the casual caster. This is
target casting where
accuracy and technique
are paramount miss a
spot by a few inches and
you'll spend a good deal
of time retrieving the fly
from the bushes rather
than from a fish.
The casting mistake I
see most often when
friends or clients first start
fishing to the bushes is a
wide, open casting loop
(fly line unfurls from back


WATERLINE PHOTOS BY ROD WALINCHUS

Above, Capt. Jamie Allen was able to lead his fish away
from the mangroves.

At right, this little redfish came from a small indentation
in the bushes.


cast to forward cast in a
loop shaped like a "C" -
the smaller or tighter the
shape of the loop the
more accurate one can
be). This is usually caused
by the caster dropping the
rod tip to the water as the
delivery phase of the cast
is made. It's a natural
reaction you want the
fly to travel low to the
water in order for it to "fit"
under an overhang and
you reach forward to
"thrust" it under. All that
action only causes the fly
to sail up in a huge loop
and finds itself wrapped
in the mangroves, often 8
feet up in the mangroves.
Ninety-nine point nine
percent of all fly casters
do this until they realize
their mistake. What is
needed is as tight a loop
as possible that unfurls or
opens as it reaches the
overhang. The fly will be
the first thing to hit the
water leader and fly
line following. This can be
accomplished by abruptly
stopping the rod's forward
acceleration without
letting the rod tip drop to
the water's surface. A
conscious effort needs to
be made during the
delivery or presentation
phase of the cast. I see fly
fishermen make perfect
false casts with very tight
loops and then drop their
rod tips only to end up
with wide, open loops
tossed into the bushes.
Here are a few hints to
make casting to the


bushes somewhat less
exasperating. Realize that
standing on a casting
deck of a skiff making
overhand casts results in a
very steep angle of
delivery, often too steep
to get very far back under
an overhang. Change the
angle of the cast by
stepping off the deck and
into the cockpit; this
makes the delivery cast
less acute. Also try casting
with the rod lower to the
water in the form of a
side-arm cast. Even
better, make a side-arm
cast but keep the loop
horizontal or parallel to
the water instead of on a
plane perpendicular to
the surface. If all else fails
anchor the boat and step
into the water and wade
the shoreline. This keeps
the casting angle as
shallow as possible. If you
can make a conscious
effort to form a tight
shallow loop many snags
will be eliminated and
frustration levels mini-
mized. Also, get as close
to the target as possible
without flushing out the
fish. It's much easier to
make short accurate casts
than long ones.
A few adjustments in
tackle will make life a bit
easier. Keep the leader as
short as possible -
shorter leaders will "turn
over" quicker and allow
for more accurate casts.
Floating lines are easier to
handle around the
bushes. Choose flies that


have weed guards so that
you can snake an errant
cast off the trees.
Unweighted flies are
easier to deal with,
although weighted flies
may seem to be necessary
at times if the water
appears deep. The
weighted flies seem to
tangle more readily
around limbs that appear
out of nowhere.
I suggest tying up a few


bendback fly patterns
because their design is
inherently weedless. Then
cast without fear to the
mangroves and if the fly
sails into the limbs,
simply twitch it off. Soon
you'll be able to deter-
mine the proper tech-
nique and you'll begin
hitting the pockets and
indentations. More
importantly, you'll be able
to place a fly accurately in


front of fish hugging the
bushes.
Fishing the bushes can
be extremely productive
and a great way to pass
the day. It requires
concentration and
attention to casting
technique but the rewards
are worth it.
Capt. Rod Walinchus is
an author illustrator fly-
tyer and charter guide
specializing in fly fishing.


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Life's a fiesta- or
two in Venice

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

r 'his week-
l end's Sun Fiesta is the big
Skahuna of events for
Venetians.
It is so big that it begins
Thursday evening with a mini
fiesta of sorts the Venice
Wine Fest, sponsored by the
Sertoma Club ofVenice. For
$60 per person, guests will
gather on South Nokomis
Avenue outside Venice Wine
and Coffee for an oenophile's
favorite event a wine tasting
fiesta.
At the same time, all the
avenues of downtown Venice
will be open for the first Third
Thursday night stroll of the
season from 5:30-8 p.m. and
there will be music all over
town that night, K.C. Quaretti-
Lee ofVenice Main Street told
me. I will be at Venice
Stationers that night signing
copies of my newest book,
"Ghost Stories ofVenice Old &
New," just out last week
Friday, the merriment con-
tinues as the Sun Fiesta opens
at 5 p.m. and continues
through Sunday at 7 p.m., with
bed races, a parade, the Miss
Sun Fiesta contest and more
on Saturday and the annual
Boy Scout pancake breakfast
on Sunday. The Fat Tones will
play on Friday. Saturday night
the big draw will be The Big Z
Band and Sunday, Venice'
favorite oldies band, Bandana
will wrap it all up from 3 p.m. -
7 p.m.
The Sun Fiesta may not draw
the most people to downtown
Venice, but this is the party that
residents rave about. This is the
event that signals the end of
summer and the last hurrah
before the onset of snowbird
season.
To this day, Sun Fiesta is an
excuse to head downtown and
party hardy. There is food, beer,
great entertainment, arts and
crafts and plenty of fun for all
ages.
Everyone is aVenetian this
weekend. Join the fun.


'STEEL MAGNOLIAS'
(Through Oct. 19)
Venice Theatre
140 W.Tampa Ave, Venice.
941-488-1115.

'NIGHTWATCH'
Charlotte Players
Oct. 16-18.
This ingeniously devised thriller
builds steadily in menace and sus-
pense until the final, breath-stop-
ping moment of its unexpected
'twist ending.
Cultural 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.

'NICKELAND 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.

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 entertain-
ment on Nov. 15. Opening for Joey
Dee and the Starlighters this year
will be The Fog. 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 more.
The Tampa Bay Rays Major League
Baseball team will have giant inflat-
ables, interactive displays, give-


aways, T-shirts, autographed base-
balls 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.

'CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG'
Nov. 15 Nov. 16.
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers.
239-481-4849
or www.bbmannpah.com.

'BARNUM' a musical suggested
by the life of RT. Barnum
Nov. 15 Dec.20.
This Broadway hit sparkles with a
cast of singers, actors, jugglers,
clowns and tumblers. The worlds of
musical theatre and circus fuse into
a vibrant and entertaining celebrat-
ing the colorful, creative and driven
live of Phineas "RT' Barmun.
Asolo Repertory Theatre
Mertz Theatre
5555 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
800-361-8388 or www.asolo.org.

CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA -'CZECH IT OUT!'
Jodi DeSalvo, piano.
Nov. 16.
Center for Performing Arts &
Education Center
701 Carmalita St., Punta Gorda.
941-625-5996.

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER
7 p.m. Nov. 16.
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
800-826-9303 or
www.vanwezel.org.


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Pieces of

the past
Marie
Merchant
Let's Go! Editor
mmerchant@sun-herald.com
TATeve all
seen the
V movie and know the
tragic story of the maiden voyage
of the Titanic on April, 15, 1912
where 1,523 passengers lost their
lives and 705 were saved, after
the ship hit an iceberg and sank
into the Atlantic Ocean.
RMS Titanic, Inc., brings over
125 individual artifacts to the
"Titanic, The Artifact Exhibit" at
the G.WIZ Science Museum
through Feb. 8.
RMS Titanic, Inc., has the sole
salvage rights to the Titanic and
uses a deep-sea submersible in
their research and recovery
expeditions. Over 5,500 artifacts
have been brought back to the
surface.
According the RMS Titanic,
Inc."The company conserves
and exhibits these artifacts in
memory of those who perished
with the ship."
The first thing you'll receive
upon entry to the exhibit is a
boarding pass with a passenger's
name. You can check the pas-
senger log to see their fate.
The exhibit also features an
'iceberg' that visitors can touch.
The iceberg is about 32 degrees
and represents the 28 degree
waters that tragic night.
G.WIZ the Science Museum
at the Blivas Science & Technology
Center, is located at 1001
Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota.
For more information, call
941-309-4949 or www.gwiz.org
Check out an upcoming issue
of Let's Go for a feature story
about the Titanic exhibit.
...................................
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
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two weeks before the event.
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October 16 17, 2008


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Sun Fiesta is Venice at its party-hardy best


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Venetians are so anxious
for the annual Sun Fiesta
party to begin that they are
starting the night before.
The traditional "last hur-
rah" party signaling the end
of summer and the coming
of snowbird season begins
Thursday with two events -
the Venice Wine Fest and the
first Third Thursday Evening
Stroll on the avenues.

Thursday
The wine fest is a $60 per
person wine-tasting-to-end-
all-wine-tastings event on
Nokomis Avenue, between
Venice and Miami avenues,
just outside Venice Wine &
Coffee.
The evening stroll is free,
beginning at 5:30 p.m. along
all the avenues of downtown
Venice. Stores will be open
and there will be entertain-
ment and other merriment
in and out of the shops.

Friday
Friday, the beer tent, arts
and crafts tents and food
tents will open in
Centennial Park, signaling
the beginning of the really
big weekend event the
36th annual Sun Fiesta.
Sponsored by Women's
Sertoma, the Saltwater Cafe,
Stephenson Eye Associates
and the Venice Gondolier
Sun, the Sun Fiesta remains
the high point of the fall
party season in Venice. In its
early years when the city
was nearly a ghost town dur-
ing the summer months and
many stores closed, the
event sometimes lasted for
an entire week, so excited
were the residents to get
back to work.
Venice no longer closes
for even a day, but the party
spirit continues and, well


PHOTO PROVIDED
Planning for the bed races has gone on for months now as companies
choose the fleetest of foot to wheel their decorated and occupied beds
down Venice Avenue Saturday morning. Bed races begin at 9 a.m. along
West Venice Avenue between Nassau Street and Nokomis Avenue.


into its fourth decade, the
Sun Fiesta has become a
well-oiled party machine
enjoyed by people of all
ages. The only changes are
that each year, the party is
more fun as Sertoma party
planners come up with new
ideas and events.

Saturday
Planning for the bed races
has gone on for months now
as companies choose the
fleetest of foot to wheel their
decorated and occupied
beds down Venice Avenue
Saturday morning. Young
dancers have been tapping
out new numbers to debut
on the stage of the enter-
tainment wagon. Local
beauties have been prepar-
ing for the Miss Sun Fiesta
pageant, a contest that has


not been held for several
years but is back again this
year. Open to young women
aged 17-20, the pageant will
be held at 11:30 a.m.
Saturday. This town's answer
to Miss America will receive
a scholarship as will the two
runners-up.
As Sun Fiesta is an event
for people of all ages, there
will be plenty for little ones
to do. In addition to face
painting, a bean bag toss, a
duck pond and a Hula Hoop
Swing, this year there will be
a Kids Frozen T-shirt con-
test. That sounds even chilli-
er than a dunk tank. Brrrr.
What is not new this year
is the big name entertain-
ment. The Fat Tones will be
featured on Friday, followed
by The Big Z Band Saturday
and, on Sunday, Bandana


Friday: 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Beer tent open
Arts, crafts and food
Entertainment: The Fat Tones

Saturday: 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
8 a.m. coffee and doughnuts
9 a.m. bed races
10 a.m. parade, downtown
West Venice Avenue
1 p.m. opening ceremonies
2:30 p.m.- Music & entertain-
ment
5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Big
Z Band

Sunday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.- Boy Scouts
breakfast
All day Arts and crafts
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Music &
Entertainment
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.- Bandana

NOTE: Rain date: Nov. 7-9 at
Centennial Park



What: Women's Sertoma
Club of Venice Sun Fiesta
When: Friday- Sunday.
Where: Centennial Park on West
Venice Avenue, Venice.
Admission: Free.

will have the whole town
rocking with its South rock
sound.

All weekend
The Centennial Park gaze-
bo is the site of a Chinese
auction, featuring bouquets
from florists, baskets of
assorted products and a
whole list of gift certificates
from area merchants. Dora
Banes begins organizing
gifts months ahead.
Winners will be contacted if
not present at 4 p.m. Sunday
when the silent auction
ends and the raffle begins.
Raffle tickets will be sold
throughout the weekend for


Several Venice streets will be
closed during the 33rd annual
Sun Fiesta.
Nokomis Avenue between
West Venice and WestTampa
avenues will be closed from
Thursday afternoon until about
noon Friday for the
Venice Wine Fest.
West Venice Avenue from
U.S. 41 Business to The
Esplanade and South Nokomis
Avenue from West Venice Avenue
to Turin Street will be closed
from 7 a.m.- noon Saturday for
the bed races and parade.
Some side streets where parade
floats are staged will also be
closed for a time before the
parade.
Bed races begin at 9 a.m.
along West Venice Avenue
between Nassau Street and
Nokomis Avenue. The Sun Fiesta
Parade starts at 10 a.m. along
West Venice Avenue, from The
Esplanade to Nokomis Avenue,
down Nokomis to the area of the
Venice Community Center.
The west parking lot at
Centennial Park between West
Venice Avenue and WestTampa
Avenue will close beginning
Thursday evening and will
reopen on Monday by noon.
The Bank of American ATM
drive-through will not be
affected.

a special prize.

Proceeds benefit
many causes
Women's Sertoma has run
the event since 1994. Sun
Fiesta is the organization's
chief fundraiser. Proceeds
benefit the Sertoma Club of
Venice speech clinic, Rotary
Futures, Habitat for
Humanity, Boys & Girls
Club, many other organiza-
tions as well as individuals
and families in need.
Come early and stay late
for Venice's longest-running
end-of-summer party.






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'Pops at Sunset' concert is Saturday


October 16 17, 2008


PROVIDED BY EDISON STATE
COLLEGE
The Edison College
Foundation Inc. will hold its
13th annual "Pops at Sunset"
fundraising concert Oct. 18 on
the grounds of the Charlotte
Campus, 26300 Airport Road,
Punta Gorda.
Gates open at 5 p.m. and the
concert begins at 7 p.m. This
year's theme will be "Swingin'
Under the Stars at the
Hollywood Canteen." A special
dance floor will be set up for
concertgoers. The Charlotte


Symphony Orchestra, under
the direction of Maestra Janita
Hauk, will perform, and Paul
Todd will be the guest artist.
Net proceeds from this event
will benefit presidential schol-
arships through the Dr. Richard
D. Yarger Charlotte POPS @
Sunset Scholarship. Table dec-
oration prize categories this
year will be Most Elegant, Most
Outrageous, Best Theme Spirit,
Most Original and Judge's
Choice.
Reserved table seating is $35
per person or $350 per table of


10 chairs. Advance general
admission tickets will be sold
for $15 each and $20 at the
gate. Bring a chair or blanket
and a picnic supper and bever-
ages or have your meal catered
and have an evening of fun,
music and dancing under the
stars. In the event of inclement
weather, please consider the
ticket price a donation.
For table reservations or for
more information, call 941-
637-5645 or visit the Edison
Pops Web site at www.edison-
pops.com/charlotte.


PHOTOS PROVIDED
The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestra
Janita Hauk, will perform, and Paul Todd will be the guest artist.


The Wotitzky Law Firm table at the 2005 Edison Pops Concert.


Executive Director of the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition Connie
Thrasher, right, and guests at the 2005 Edison Pops concert.


CALENDAR EXTRA

LBHS Theatre to
perform The Wedding
Singer'
Lemon Bay High School has
announced its performance of
the new Broadway musical
"The Wedding Singer." Based
on the hit Adam Sandler movie
of the same name, it is making
its amateur Southwest Florida


debut at the Lemon Performing
Arts Center from Nov. 14-23.
Under the artistic direction of
the award-winning Lemon Bay
Theatre Director Jennifer Kelly
and choreographer Sarah Baer,
this musical will appeal to
audience members of all ages.
Like the movie, the musical is a
fun '80s flashback with a rock-
star wannabe, Robbie Hart, as a


left-at-the-alter-himself wed-
ding singer who makes every
wedding he plays as disastrous
as his own. Falling in love with
an engaged waitress who wins
his affection, Robbie must pull
off the performance of the
decade in order to win the girl
of his dreams before she is
gone forever.
Tickets will go on sale Oct. 20


at the Lemon Bay Performing
Arts Center Box Office. For
more information, call the box
office at 941-473-0952. The
Lemon Bay High School
Theatre department is asking
the community for donations
of 1980s clothing, shoes and
props if anyone has them lying
around or buried in the back of
their closets. Old prom or


bridesmaid dresses and color-
ful tuxedos are especially need-
ed. Volunteers are always need-
ed to help sew, build and paint
scenery. If you are interested in
volunteering, call 941-474-
7702, ext. 3144, for more infor-
mation. The Lemon Bay
Performing Arts Center at
Lemon Bay High School is at
2201 Placida Road, Englewood.






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Charlotte Players open season with fine acting and suspense


T he Charlotte Players
opened their new season
with a tense thriller, "Night
Watch," in which a former psy-
chiatric patient living in New
York City, Elaine Wheeler
(DonnaVanGorp), says she saw
a dead man, and then a dead
woman, through her window,
but nobody believes her.
John Wheeler (Gene Callan)
questions whether his wife is
having hallucinations as a result
of her chronic insomnia. So he
obtains a psychiatrist, Dr. Tracy
Lake (Jeanne Marques) to exam-
ine Elaine and then arranges for
her admission to a sanitarium in
Switzerland.
Since Elaine's best friend, an
attractive nurse, Blanche Cooke
(Lyndsey Morton), is living in
the house with them, and since
Elaine is a wealthy heiress, you
may suspect that there is an
illicit affair which might affect
the marriage.
The police are called in to
investigate the alleged dead
bodies. PatrolmanVanelli (Paul
Valliere) and LieutenantWalker
(Steven Pignataro) look into the
case and can find nothing.
Our suspicions are further
aroused when the live-in maid,
Helga (Carol Louisgnan) asks
John for five hundred dollars for
not telling the "secret" she
knows about him. During the
first act of this two act play, vari-
ous details are revealed which
might or might not incriminate
Blanche and John.
Since the play was written in
the early seventies and political
correctness was not in fashion, a
character named Curtis
Appleby, a neighbor and editor
of the Kips Bay Tattletale, is
referred to verbally as "queer"
and portrayed hilariously by
Terry Cobb.
Another character thrown in
for comic relief is Sam Hoke
(Lawrence Richardson), long-
time owner of the delicatessen
next door to the house being
investigated, and famed for hav-
ing "the worst potato salad in
Manhattan."


This current production of
"Night Watch" succeeded not
only because it was well written
by Lucille Fletcher, who wrote
"SorryWrong Number" and 20
other plays, but because it was
well acted by a fine cast, and
well directed by Gary Obeldobel.


S
What: 'Nightwatch'
Charlotte Players
When: Oct. 16-18.
This ingeniously devised thriller builds
steadily in menace and suspense until
the final, breath-stopping moment of
its unexpected 'twist' ending.
Where: Cultural CenterTheatre
2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte.
Info: 941-625-4175.

Scenic designer Skip Mattie pro-
duced an effective set that coor-
dinated with the performance.
The suspense was so taut that
throughout most of the show,
you could hear a pin drop. Love,
hate, jealousy and deceit were


portrayed in an entertaining
way.
On this Friday's opening night,
there was one obvious flub,
when the stage was illuminated
prematurely while the stage
hand was still arranging the set,
at the beginning of the second
act.
The ending was a satisfying
and shocking surprise. This
reviewer shall follow the tradi-
tion of not revealing it, in order


to avoid spoiling the fun for
those showgoers who plan to
see it.
The Charlotte Players are
scheduled to perform "The Best
Time of the Year," Dec. 12-20;
"Guys and Dolls, Feb. 6-15;
"Natalie Needs a Nightie,"
March 27-April 4; and "Catch
Me IfYou Can," May 22-30.
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October 16 17, 2008


YMCA Wine & Cheese Art Auction raises money for worthy cause


What's better than a
night full of wine,
cheese, jazz and art?
Maybe the fact it's all for a
worthy cause.
The Charlotte County Family
YMCAWine & Cheese Art
Auction will be held from 6
p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at
Vivante in Punta Gorda.
Proceeds will help support
the Charlotte County Family
YMCA Financial Assistance
Campaign.
The event is sponsored by
Synovus Bank and will include
the art of two local artists.
Artist Toni Kenner of
Nokomis, will showcase her oil
paintings that can be found in
private collections across the
nation. Kenner comes to
Florida from the Mojave
Desert. She is currently
expanding into different medi-
ums with her art, from paint-
ing a mural at a Tarpon Springs
restaurant to creating her own
line of jewelry and painted
glassware.
"Art is my life ... my pas-
sion, it gets in your heart and
stirs the Soul," Kenner said.
Another artist whose 3-
dimentional signs can be
found at Crescent Beach
Market on Siesta Key, Vicki
Lynn Squires, has worked in a
large variety of art mediums.
She has designed and orches-
trated the building of the Celtic
Stage for Busch Gardens and
did the furniture for Bugs
Bunny by request of Warner
Brothers.
Squires also built the float
for the Center for Family
Development and has done
many design projects for
Gingerbread Trim of Venice.
Some of her other work
includes pen and ink illustra-
tions, clip art, wall murals and
unique latex canvas painting.
Laura Pickell will also be
bringing her artwork.
"I have been recognized as a
published artist and a member
of the Arts & Humanities, I use
several different styles of
painting such as Abstract,


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Surrealism, Primitivism and
Fauvism and I prefer oil paint
as my medium of choice,"
Pickell said.
SouthWest Florida artist,
Anne B. will be showcasing her
pottery pieces.
"My formal training in clay
began at the Wellfleet Center
for the Arts on Cape Cod,
ceramic courses at UMass
Amherst and Harvard
Extension in Cambridge. While
living in the mountains I
worked under the direction of
EricaWurtz at the
Northampton Art Guild. This
was a time of concentrating on
earthenware and developing
glazing and decorating tech-
niques.
While living in the Florida
Keys in the late '90s, I would
spend time making pinch pots
on the beach and for a time
held fort at Mallory Square in
Key West, throwing little pots
with cute sayings for tourists. I
then continued my art educa-
tion with ceramic courses with
Jay Gogin at Florida Keys
Community College including
wheelthrowing and Raku.
While living on Little Torch
until 2003 I was a member of
Artists in Paradise Gallery and
Big Pine Key where I exhibited
and sold my pottery.
I was also a member of the
Lower Keys Artists Network
and the Florida Keys Art Guild.
Since my move 'up' to
Florida I have taught classes at
the Cultural Center of
Charlotte County and have
taken classes at the Visual Arts
Center of Punta Gorda of
which I am currently a mem-
ber. I have recently won an
honorable mention at the


PrimaVera member exhibit for
one of my "peacock" bowls,"
Anne B said.
Ed Lamb started painting
with acrylics about seven years
ago. His first painting was of a
floral arrangements from his
wife's funeral. His paintings
today are of floral arrange-
ments, birds, nature scenes
and animals. During March of
this year about 20 of his paint-
ings were displayed in the
main lobby of the Cultural
Center.
He is now working on a pro-
ject with the Desoto Animal
Shelter. For those who donate
to the shelter he will present a
painting of their pet. For a per-
son 95 years old he is still
active as a volunteer at the
Cultural Center as well as his
work with the Desoto Animal
Shelter.
The Charlotte County
Family YMCA could use your
assistance in helping commu-


nity members who cannot
afford YMCA memberships or
programs.
Tickets to the event are $50
per person and can be
obtained at the Franz Ross
Park Branch YMCA on 19333


T. .oi dl. Chaitot County Clapter
+ American
Red Cross


Quesada Ave., Port Charlotte.
For more information call
941-629-YMCA (9622).
Diana Rodrigues is the
Marketing/Development
Associate for the Charlotte
County Family YMCA.


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You are cordially invited...
Charlotte County Family YMCA
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
from our community. Your attendance would be most appreciated.
Tuesday, November 2Sth, 2008 Guest Speaker
12 noon to 1:30p.m. RhondyWeston together with his friend
Tommy Duhart will tell the remarkable story
Cultural Center of Charlotte County ofhow they became friends for life
2280 Aaron Street by the donation of an organ. Weston
Port Charlotte, Florida was a former NFL player with the
Dallas Cowboys, Tampa Bay
Please R.S.V.P. by: Buccaneers and Cleveland Browns.
November 20, 2008 Rhondy Weston

Pre-Registration Form
Mail to: The Charlotte County Family YMCA, 1777 Tamiami Trail Suite 407, Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Name:
Address:
City: State: Zip:
Tel:
I would like individual tickets at $12.00 per person.
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An American Carol (PG-13) B+
A cynical, Ant-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: 10:45 a.m., 10:10 Fri-Sat;
10:45 a.m., 7:05 Sun
Hollywood 20: 12:45, 2:50, 5, 7:35, 10:10,
12:15 a.m., Fri-Sat; 12:45, 2:50, 5, 7:35, 10:10
Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:55 a.m., 3:15,
5:25, 7:50, 10 Fri-Sat; 11:55 a.m., 3:15, 5:25,
7:50 Sun

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 provoca-
tive outsider (Renee Zellweger) whose unconven-
tional ways threaten to destroy their decade-old
bond. 1 hr. 54 mins.
Hollywood 20: 1:15, 4:10, 7:10, 10:05,
12:45 a.m., Fri-Sat; 1:15, 4:10, 7:10, 10:05 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:10 a.m., 1:55,
4:50, 7:35, 10:15 Fri-Sat; 11:10 a.m., 1:55,
4:50, 7:35 Sun
Town Center 16: 1:20, 4:05, 7:15, 10

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 -
including a street-hardened German Shepherd
named Delgado (Andy Garcia) and an amorous
pup named Papi (George Lopez) 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 a.m., 12:30, 2:45, 5,
7:15, 9:45 Fri-Sat; 10 a.m., 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15
Sun
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 11 a.m, 1, 3,
5,7,9
Hollywood 20: 12:50, 3:05, 5:20, 7:40,
10:35
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:30 a.m.,1:45, 4,
6:45, 9 Fri-Sat; 11:30 a.m.,1:45, 4, 6:45 Sun
Town Center 16: 2:10, 4:55, 7:25, 9:50

Body of Lies (R) C+
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 oper-
ating out of Jordan.When Ferris devises a plan to
infiltrate his network, he must first win the back-
ing of cunning CIA veteran Ed Hoffman (Russell
Crowe) and the collegial, but perhaps suspect,
head of Jordanian intelligence. Although ostensi-
bly 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: 10:20 a.m., 1:15, 4:30,
7:30, 10:30 Fri-Sat; 0:20 a.m., 1:15, 4:30,
7:30 Sun
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 10:35 a.m.,
1:35, 4:30, 7:10, 9:40
Hollywood 20: 12:35, 1:05, 3:50, 4:20, 7:25,
7:55, 10:20, 10:50


Merchants Crossing 16: 11:05 a.m., 2:10, 5,
8:05
Town Center 16: 1:10, 4:10, 7:05, 10
Burn After Reading (R) B
A dark spy-comedy from Academy Award win-
ners Joel and Ethan Coen. An ousted CIA official's
(Academy Award nominee John Malkovich) mem-
oir accidentally falls into the hands of two unwise
gym employees intent on exploiting their find.
Hollywood 20: 12:40, 2:55, 5:15, 7:55,
10:45
Merchants Crossing 16: 9:15 Fri-Sat; 6:40
Sun
City of Ember (PG) A-
For generations, the people of the City of
Ember have flourished in an amazing world of
glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful gener-
ator is failing... and the great lamps that illumi-
nate the city are starting to flicker. Now, two
teenagers in a race against time, must search
Ember for clues that will unlock the ancient mys-
tery of the city's existence, and help the citizens
escape before the lights go out forever.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:05 a.m., 12:25, 2:55,
5:25, 7:55, 10:25 Fri-Sat; 10:05 a.m., 12:25,
2:55, 5:25, 7:55 Sun
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 11:10 a.m.,
1:30, 3:30
Hollywood 20: 2:40, 5:05, 7:40, 10:30 Fri-
Sat; 2:40, 5:05, 7:40 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11 a.m., 1:20,4:05,
6:40 Fri-Sat; 11 a.m., 1:20, 4:05 Sun
Town Center 16: 2, 4:45

The Duchess (PG-13) B-
The Duchess of Devonshire, Georgiana
Spencer (Keira Knightley), was the original "It
Girl:' She was ravishing, glamorous and adored
by an entire country 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 convolut-
ed liaisons would leave all of London talking. 1
hr. 49 mins.
Burns Court: 2:30, 5:30, 8
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 11:15 a.m.,
1:50, 5:15, 7:45, 10
Merchants Crossing 16: 11 a.m., 1:40, 4:10,
7, 9:30 Fri-Sat; 11 a.m., 1:40, 4:10, 7 Sun
Town Center 16: 2:15, 4:50, 7:45, 10:25

Eagle Eve (PG-13) A-
Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan are two
strangers who become the pawns of a mysterious
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: 10:35 a.m., 1:30, 4:55,
7:45, 10:40 Fri-Sat; 10:35 a.m., 1:30, 4:55,
7:45 Sun
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 11:30 a.m.,
1:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10
Hollywood 20: 1:10, 4:25, 7:15, 10, 12:45
a.m., Fri-Sat; 1:10, 4:25, 7:15, 10 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:15 a.m., 1:50,
4:25, 7:25, 10:05 Fri-Sat; 11:15 a.m., 1:50,
4:25, 7:25 Sun
Town Center 16: 1:25, 4:20, 7, 9:45

The Express (PG) B+
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 obsta-
cle in his life that he must overcome.
AMC Sarasota 12: 1:05, 4:10, 7:05 Fri-Sat;
1:05, 4:10 Sun
Hollywood 20: 12:15, 3:10, 7, 9:55, 12:50
a.m. Fri-Sat; 12:15, 3:10, 7, 9:55 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 2:20, 5:15, 8:10
Town Center 16: 1, 3:55, 7:05, 10:05

Fireproof (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 com-
mitment.
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: Noon, 2:30,
5:05, 7:35
Hollywood 20: 12:20, 3:15, 6:55, 9:40,
12:25 a.m. Fri-Sat; 12:20, 3:15, 6:55, 9:40 Sun
Town Center 16: 1:15, 4:15, 7:10, 9:55

Flash of Genius (PG-13) B
The Kearns were a typical 1960s Detroit fami-
ly, trying to live their version of the American
Dream. Local university professor Bob (Greg
Knnear) married teacher Phyllis (Lauren Graham)
and 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 creaton uncere-
moniously shunned the man who invented it. 1 hr.
59 mins.
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 9:50
Hollywood 20: 12:25, 4, 7:05, 9:50, 12:30
a.m., Fri-Sat; 12:25, 4, 7:05, 9:50 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:40 a.m.
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 new-
lyweds (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.
Hollywood 20: 12:55, 4:05, 7, 9:30, 12:05
a.m. Fri-Sat; 12:55, 4:05, 7, 9:30 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 1:30, 7:05
Town Center 16: 7:50, 10:30

Max Payne (PG-13) NEW
A maverick cop (MarkWahlberg) faces a
supernatural battle when he descends into a dark
underworld to find those who killed his family and
his partner. 1 hr. 40 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 9:55 a.m., 12:15, 2:40,
5:15, 8, 10:45 Fri-Sat; 9:55 a.m., 12:15, 2:40,
5:15, 8 Sun
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 10:50 a.m.,
1:10, 3:15, 5:30, 7:50, 10
Hollywood 20: 12, 12:30, 2:30, 2:55, 4:55,
5:25, 7:20, 7:50, 9:45, 10:15, 12:10 a.m.,
12:40 a.m. Fri-Sat; 12, 12:30, 2:30, 2:55, 4:55,
5:25, 7:20, 7:50, 9:45, 10:15 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:45 a.m., 2:15,
4:45, 7:30, 9:55 Fri-Sat; 11:45 a.m., 2:15, 4:45,
7:30 Sun
Town Center 16: 1:30, 2:05, 3:55, 5, 7:20, 8,
9:50, 10:30


Nick& Norah Infinite Plist (PG13) B
Nick (Michael Cera) frequents NewYork'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 assumptons
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: 10:25 a.m., 12:40, 2:50,
5:10, 7:50, 10:05 Fri-Sat; 10:25 a.m., 12:40,
2:50, 5:10, 7:50 Sun
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 11:20 a.m.,
1:20, 3:20, 5:20, 7:20, 9:20
Hollywood 20: 12:10, 2:15, 4:45, 7, 8:10,
10:45
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:35 a.m., 1:50,
4:35, 6:50, 9:10 Fri-Sat; 11:35 a.m., 1:50, 4:35,
6:50 Sun
Town Center 16: 1:55, 4:40, 7:55, 10:15

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 sur-
rounding her. Almost as soon as Adrienne gets to
Rodanthe, a major storm is forecast and Dr. Paul
Fanner (Richard Gere) arrives. The only guest at
the inn, Fanner is not on a weekend escape but
rather is there to face his own crisis of con-
science. 1 hr. 37 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:10 a.m., 12:35, 3,
5:20, 7:40, 10:20 Fri-Sat; 10:10 a.m., 12:35, 3,
5:20, 7:40 Sun
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 11:25 a.m.,
1:25, 3:25, 5:25, 7:25, 9:25
Hollywood 20: 11:50 a.m., 2:10, 4:30, 6:50,
9:35, 11: 55 Fri-Sat; 11:50 a.m., 2:10, 4:30,
6:50, 9:35 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:15 a.m., 1:35,
4:20, 7:10, 9:35 Fri-Sat; 11:15 a.m., 1:35,
4:20, 7:10
Town Center 16: 1:40, 4:30, 7:40, 10:10

Quarantine (R) B+
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 routine 911 call
takes them to a small apartment building, 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 evi-
dence of what took place is the news crew's
videotape. 1 hr. 29 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:30 a.m., 12:50, 3:15,
5:30, 8:10, 10:35 Fri-Sat; 10:30 a.m., 12:50,
3:15, 5:30, 8:10 Sun
Hollywood 20: 12:05,2:20, 4:35, 8, 10:20,
12:35 a.m., Fri-Sat; 12:05, 2:20, 4:35, 8, 10:20
Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:55 am., 2:45,
5:30, 7:55, 10:10 Fri-Sat; 11:55 a.m., 2:45,
5:30, 7:55 Sun
Town Center 16: 1:50, 4:30, 8, 10:10

Religulous (R) B
Comic Bill Maher visits Jerusalem, Vatican City
and other religious destinations to question
believers about their different faiths. 1 hr 41
mins.
Burns Court: 2, 5, 7:45


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


FILMS AT A GLANCE
Movie Rating Grade
An American Carol (PG-13) B+
Appaloosa (R) B
Beverly Hills Chihuahua (PG) C+
Body of Lies (R) C+
Burn After Reading (R) B
City of Ember (PG) A-
The Duchess (PG-13) B-
Eagle Eye (PG-13) A-
The Express (PG) B+
Fireproof (PG) A
Flash of Genius (PG) B
Lakeview Terrace (PG-13) B
Max Payne (PG-13) NEW
Nick and Norah (PG-13) B
Nights in Rodanthe (PG-13) B
Quarantine (R) B+
Religulous (R) B
Secret Life of Bees (PG-13) NEW
Sex Drive (R) NEW
W. (PG-13) NEW


The Secret Life of Bees-PG13 N EW
Haunted by memories of her late mother, 14-
year-old Lily Owens (Dakota Fanning) runs away
with her friend and caregiver Rosaleen (Jennifer
Hudson) to the South Carolina town that holds
the key to her mother's past. There, Lily meets the
Boatwright sisters (Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys,
Sophie Okonedo), who take her in and teach her
about beekeeping, honey and the Black
Madonna. 1 hr. 50 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 11 a.m., 1:45, 4:35, 7:35,
10:15 Fri-Sat; 11 a.m., 1:45, 4:35, 7:35 Sun
Burns Court: 2:15, 5:15, 8:15
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 11:05 a.m.,
1:40, 5:10, 7:30, 9:45
Town Center 16: 1:35, 4:35, 7:35, 10:20

Sex Drive (R) NEW
Eighteen-year-old lan Lafferty sets out on a
cross country drive with his best friends Lance
and Felicia in order to lose his virginity to a red-
hot babe he met on the Internet. 1 hr. 49 mins.
Hollywood 20: 11:55 a.m., 2:35, 5:10, 7:45,
10:10, 12:55 a.m., Fri-Sat; 11:55 a.m., 2:35,
5:10, 7:45, 10:10 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:25 a.m., 2, 4:30,
7:15, 9:50 Fri-Sat; 11:25 a.m., 2, 4:30, 7:15
Sun
Town Center 16: 1:45, 4:25, 7:25, 10:20

W. (PG-13) NEW
The life and controversial presidency of
George W. Bush (Josh Brolin).
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:15 a.m., 1, 4:05, 7, 10
Fri-Sat; 10:15 a.m., 1, 4:05, 7 Sun
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 10:45 a.m.,
1:40, 4:40, 7:15, 9:50
Hollywood 20: 1, 4:15, 7:30, 10:25
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:20 a.m., 2:05,
4:55, 7:40, 10:25 Fri-Sat; 11:20 a.m., 2:05,
4:55, 7:40 Sun
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Venice Theatre and The Players trading places


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Two local entries in this year's
Florida Theatre Conference Play
Festival traded places Oct., 6 and
10. On the 6th, the Venice
Theatre presented its shorter
and tighter version of Moliere's
comedy, "School For Wives" at
the home of The Players. Friday,
Oct. 10, The Players presented its
first-ever conference entry,
Jeffrey Kin's "Always a Part of Me"
at the Venice theater.
"I have not seen their show,"
Venice Theatre's Artistic Director
Murray Chase said Sept. 30. "I
understand it's quite good."
Directed by PamelaWiley, the
cast of "Always a Part of Me" fea-
tures Tom Aposporos, Ryan
Kimball Fitts, Dan Higgs, Alex
Horstmann, Cliff Roles and Bob
Trisolini.
Chase is directing the Venice
production, He is on the board
of the AACT (American
Association of Community
Theatres) and earned Best
Director honors at the 2003
regional theater festival. The
Venice production features Ron
Myroup reprising the role of
Arnolphe he played in the the-
ater's 2007 Stage II production of
"School For Wives."
Kin is The Players Artistic
Director and will direct his play.
Entering the competition is a
first for the 79-year-old theater
company, which has been
broadening its offerings under
Kin's leadership. The competi-
tion entry is being produced as
part of that theater's SNAP
(Something New At the Players)
program. Kin's play, a comedy, is
based on a true story about a
man who dies and leaves his
estate to his ex-lovers.
The state festival will be at the
Lakeland Center, Nov. 7-9.
While shortening "School for
Wives" to fit the festival format,
Chase added a musician, Cathy
Beaudrit, a cast member of the
theaters 2003 festival entry,
Berthold Brecht's "The Good
Woman of Szechuan," which


won state and regional competi-
tions, earning a place at the
national conference in
Torrington, Conn., in June of
2003. When the cast went off to
Torrington that year, Beaudrit
stayed behind. Three weeks ear-
lier, Beaudrit, then 39, had
donated a kidney to her sister,
Chris Krone, 42, who was on
dialysis for seven years prior to
the surgery. Although Beaudrit
was out of the hospital on sched-
ule, her recovery took longer


than expected. Her sister's
surgery was the easier one. In
the case of the Moliere festival
production, Chase made one
additional requirement of
Beaudrit.
"I told her she couldn't donate
any more organs," he said, "no
more party parts, period."
Monday, Oct. 20, both plays
will be performed at the Venice
Theatre, giving the audience a
chance to see a mini-version of
the state festival, which Murray


Photo courtesy of Cliff Roles
From left, Alex Horstman (Evan), Cliff Roles (Charles), Tom Aposporos
(George), Ryan Fitz (Larry), Howard Jackson (Richard) and Bob
Trisolini (Billy) in "Always a Part of Me',The Players entry in the Florida
Theatre Conference play festival.


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- 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


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941-473-7796.
6 p.m.- 10 p.m. Friday, George McClain.
6 :30 p.m.- 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jimmy J


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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 limitTexas
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.
* StuffA Belly Diner
14525 Tamiami Trail. North Port.
941-426-9885.
7 p.m 10 p.m. Wednesday and
Saturday, karaoke.

PORT CHARLOTTE
*American Legion Post 110
3152 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte.
941-629-7746.
6:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m. karoke with Billy G.
7 p.m. 10 p.m. Friday, J. Smith.
7 p.m. 10 p.m. Saturday, Just For Fun.
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, Circles.
- 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.
6 p.m. 10 p.m.Thursday, live classic
rock band in the Tiki Bar.
Thursday, Hip Hop DJ in Club, karaoke in
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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.


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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.
* Coyote's
4300 Kings Highway, Schoolhouse
Square, Port Charlotte.
941-629-2114.
Thursday, Mechanical Bull Riding and
DJ Daron.
The first Thursday of every month is bike
night at 7 p.m. with Florida
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9 p.m. 2 a.m. Friday Saturday, Live
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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.


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1133 Capricorn Blvd., Deep Creek.
941-764-6825.
5:30 p.m. Friday, dinner followed by live
music.
6 p.m.Tuesday, karaoke.
* Gatorz Bar & Grill
3816 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-625-5000.

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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, Bob's Band.
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.
- Port Charlotte Elks #2153
20225 Kenilworth Blvd., off Veterans
Blvd., Port Charlotte.
941-627-9811.
- 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, DJT.
- Q's Sports Bar and Girl
4030 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-764-6969.
3 p.m.Thursday, Texas Hold 'em Poker.
8 p.m. Thursday, ACS League 8 Ball.
10:30 p.m. Thursday, $100 First Place
Open 8 Ball Tournament.
7 p.m. Friday, Texas Hold 'em Poker
8 p.m. Friday, 9 Ball Texas Express.
3 p.m. Saturday, Texas Hold 'em Poker.
7 p.m. Saturday, Texas Hold 'em Poker.
8 p.m. Saturday, 8 Ball. League rules.
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.
* Sports City
4660 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-627-6264.
7 p.m. -11 p.m. Thursday, live music.
8 p.m. midnight Friday, live music.
8 p.m. midnight Saturday, live music.
4 p.m. 8 p.m. Sunday, live music.
Monday, Monday Night Football.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m. Tuesday, live entertain-
ment.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m. Wednesday, live music.
* Treasure Lanes
1059 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-625-3930.


11:30 p.m. Friday, Cosmic Bowl.
8 p.m. Saturday, Cosmic Bowl.
* Tuscany Room
23241 Bay Shore Drive, Charlotte
Harbor.
941-743-2800.
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 Jim Holder and Ray Pennetti.
7:30 p.m., 10 p.m. Saturday, live come-
dy with Jim Holder and Ray Pennetti.
6 p.m.- 9 p.m.Tuesday, Al Holland.
8 p.m. Wednesday, Hypnotist Rich Guzzi.
- Ziggy's Lounge
1825 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-225-1080.
7 p.m. Friday, Texas Hold 'em Poker tour-
naments with registration at 6 p.m.
8 p.m. Saturday, DJ Ron.
Daily, Baseball Ticket on Direct TV.

PUNTA GORDA
* Cafe Ruelle
117 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda.
941-575-3553.
7 p.m. 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, live
music.
- Captain's Table Restaurant & Lounge
Fishermen's Village, 1200 W. Retta
Esplanade, Punta Gorda.
941-637-1177.
5 p.m. 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Mable
at the piano.
7 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday, Saturday, The
Bob Hanson Trio.
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.
* Fishermen's Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda.
941-639-8721.
5 p.m. 9 p.m. Friday, The Top Hats.
5 p.m.- 9 p.m. Saturday, Jimmy J and
the Jay-Men.
7 p.m. 9 p.m. Wednesday, country line
dance lessons, $3 per person, center
court.
* Harpoon Harry's Lounge & Raw Bar
Fishermen's Village, 1200 W. Retta
Esplanade, Punta Gorda.
941-637-1177.
8 p.m. 11 p.m.Thursday, karaoke with
DJ Franco.
- Ice House Pub
408 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda.
941-575-0866.
7 p.m.- 10 p.m.Thursday, live music.
Mamma Nunzia
1975 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda.
941-575-7575.
7 p.m. Tuesday, Jam session.
7 p.m. Wednesday, dinner and dancing.
Tuesday Saturday, live music.


- Mooseheads
318 Tamiami Trail #111
Corner of U.S. 41 North and Virginia,
Punta Gorda.
941-505-0404.
8 p.m.Thursday, Bob Hanson Trio.
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 tournamentTuesdays; karaoke
Thursday, Saturday night.
- Slip-Not Lounge
1601 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda.


941-639-7677.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m. Thursday, Two Can Jam.
7 p.m. 10 p.m. Thursday, karaoke by M
& M inside.
8 p.m. midnight Friday, Koko Ray &
The Soul Providers.
8 p.m. midnight Saturday, Two Can
Jam.
6 p.m.- 10 p.m.Tuesday,Tim &
Rosanne.
6 p.m.- 10 p.m. Wednesday, Harmony.
STower 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.
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3 p.m. Sunday, Karaoke with M&M.
7 p.m. Wednesday, Karaoke.

SARASOTA
* Club Escapes
3218 Clark Road, Sarasota.
941-925-4144.
Saturdays, Voces Libres playing live.
Wednesdays, techno music.
Five O'clock Club
1930 Hillview St., Sarasota.
941-366-5555.
10 p.m. Friday, live music.
10 p.m. Saturday, live music.
Fly
2831 N. Tamiami Trail., Sarasota.
941-360-1788.
Hip-hop, '80s, Motown and R & B.
- The Gator Club
1490 Main St. Sarasota.
941-366-5969.
Monday, Texas Hold-em tournament;
Dancing to live music 7 nights a week.


* Hammerhead Reds Sports Tavern
and Grille
501 N. Beneva Road. Sarasota.
941-951-6998.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, live
bands.
- Michael's on East
1212 S. East Ave., Sarasota.
941-366-0007.
Piano bar and lounge. Live music
every Wednesday.

VENICE/NOKOMIS
Bella Luna Cafe
200 W. Miami Ave., Venice.
941-488-3089.
6 p.m. 9 p.m. Saturday, entertain-
ment.


Buddy's Pizza
822 Pinebrook Road, Venice.
941-484-6551.
5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and
Thursday, Patti Highland.
* Caribbean Snow-Ball Company
Venice Beach Pavilion
101 The Esplanade, Venice.
941-483-9070.
5 p.m. Sunset. Saturday, Bruno & The
Venice Karaoke Dance Party.
6 p.m. 8 p.m. Monday, Bluegrass
Band & Jam.
6 p.m. 8 p.m. Tuesday, Country Time
Band.
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600 E. Colonia Lane, Nokomis.
941-488-4500.
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7 p.m. 11 p.m. Friday, live music.
- 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
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