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Title: Venice gondolier sun
Alternate Title: Venice gondolier
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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 24, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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Subject: Newspapers -- Venice (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Sarasota -- Venice
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 56, no. 7 (April 4-6. 2001)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Issue for April 4-6, 2001 also called April 4, 2001.
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Rebuilders lose under comp plan


Can you say Bert Harris? Attorneys can, and they're
warning the city to tread carefully as it seeks to
reduce height and density throughout the city.


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR


Picture this: Unbeknownst to
residents, some footers in their
three-story condo building are
missing. Decades later cracks in
the walls begin to appear. Floors
sag. The building is eventually
condemned. Condo owners are
forced to move out.
It's a real-life scenario facing


the residents of Ocean Sands
condominiums on Golden
Beach Boulevard right now. The
condo association began reno-
vations in May that revealed
missing footers and sagging
walls. Residents moved out and
engineers stepped in.
Owners are now faced with a
very expensive rehab, or demol-
ishing and rebuilding the entire
building. Either is an expensive


proposition.
Ocean Sands condo owners
would like to rebuild. But can
they?
Emilio Carlesimo, vice presi-
dent of the MacArthur Beach
and Racquet Club condo associ-
ation, went to city officials earli-
er this week and asked the ques-
tion. The answer shocked him:
Not under the draft comprehen-
sive plan currently under review.
Of the 54 units that currently
exist, Carlesimo says as few as 35
units or so could be rebuilt due

Please see COMP, 4A


SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.com
A weak economy has put far more commercial rental space on the market that it can absorb. Some landlords
report vacancies rates as high as 80 percent.


Wider open office spaces in 2008


BY TERRY O'CONNOR
STAFF WRITER

Metropolitan Sarasota Coun-
ty office space is coming open
this year at a pace four times
that of a year ago.
Roughly 15.5 percent of the
6.6 million square feet of office
space available in Sarasota,
Venice and North Port is open
for lease or purchase.
That leaves vacant more than
1 million square feet of Sarasota
County office space more
than double the amount avail-
able just two years ago.
The slowdown started in
2007, said Brian Kennelly of the
Sarasota County Economic
Development Corp.
"We tailed off last year and
this year will be somewhere


right around neutral," Kennelly
said. "Negative absorption has
caught up with us."
Negative absorption is not
absorption at all in the usual
sense. It means more office
space is coming onto the mar-
ket.
Prior to 2007, Sarasota
County absorbed an annual
average of 423,677 square feet of
new office space per year for
three years running. Last year,
the market stopped absorbing
office space and 22,637 square
feet came back into play. This
year, another 95,811 square feet
of office space opened up
through Oct. 1.
Concessions
The EDC was formed about a
decade ago when Sarasota had


some big holes in its office space
occupancy, Kennelly said. The
solution for this slowdown could
be much the same. To turn
around a skidding market, real
estate agents must lower rents,
heighten amenities or cus-
tomize deals to attract specific
client types or offer a combi-
nation of all three.
The least attractive option to
leasing agents is lowering rent
levels, which devalues the prop-
erty.
"Rent levels haven't changed
a lot," said leasing agent Jason
Stepanski of North Port's Florida
Commercial Source. "But I'm
using concessions such as ten-
ant improvement allowances
and months of free rent. The

Please see OFFICE, 5A


SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.com
Planning Commission Member Kit McKeon, foreground, makes a point dur-
ing Thursday's meeting. Planner Jeffrey Mathews and developer Kevin
Ward, right, tried to convince the commission its draft comp plan encour-
ages more urban sprawl.



Bad ballots mar



absentee voting


BY TERRY O'CONNOR
STAFF WRITER


Sarasota County Supervisor
of Elections Kathy Dent said
Wednesday she knew 10 days
ago that 69 flawed absentee bal-
lots had been sent to Florida vot-
ers by her office.
"We discovered it a week ago
Saturday and took care of it,"
Dent said.
The state Senate District 23
race between Republican Nancy
Detert and Democrat Morgan
Bentley was omitted from the
bad absentee ballots. Neither
campaign said it had been
informed of the problem.
Dent said she didn't think it
was the kind of problem that
required a press release or other
notification.
"We took care of it," Dent
said. "We discovered the errors
and reordered the ballots 69
absentee ballots. We reissued
those ballots already. It's been
contained and completely han-
dled. We even put postage on it
for them."
Omitted
The problem came to light
after Detert noticed her race was
not included in her sample bal-
lot and a supporter called her
complaining about the omis-
sion.
More than 52,000 absentee
ballot requests had been receiv-
ed through Saturday, said Scott
Farrington, assistant supervisor
of elections. He said the flawed
ballots were restricted to Pre-
cinct 104 near North Port and its
266 registered voters.
The supervisor of elections
creates different voting ballots to
accommodate different district


Bentley


Uetert


voting lines.
The numerous
ballot varia-
tions compli-
cated the de-
termination of
the number of
flawed ballots
missing the
state Senate Dent
District 23 race.
Dent said
the county elections office apol-
ogized for the error and has sent
out new ballots with a letter
explaining the situation. She
said she didn't go public with the
problem because it was not a big
deal to fix.
"I really don't think it's some-
thing you send a press release
out about," she said. "You do
something like that and every-
body gets in an uproar that
something is wrong with an
election. And there's not. We
took care of it. I don't think it's a
good idea to get people excited
about something that's already
been handled."
'Specious'
The elections offices in Flor-
ida are already dealing with a
controversial switch from touch-
screen voting to a new paper
ballot fed through an optical

Please see MAR, 4A


Ley gets glowing reviews


BY STEVEN J. SMITH
STAFF WRITER


Sarasota County Adminis-
trator Jim Ley took the opportu-
nity to summarize a list of past
challenges and future hopes
during an annual public evalua-
tion of his job performance by
the county commission Wed-
nesday
Challenges included working
toward a deal to bring spring
training baseball back to Sara-
sota, providing an economic
stimulus package to counteract
the economic downturn, award-
ing $11 million in public works
projects and managing a reces-
sion.
Ley's hopes for the future


centered on a possible foreclo-
sure prevention program that
might keep more homeowners
in their homes. This included:
Coordinating credit coun-
seling efforts
with local or-
ganizations.
Providing
financial assis-
tance to quali-
fied home-
steaded home-
owners.
Sponsor-
ing a home- Ley
owner preser-
vation effort to deter "foreclo-
sure prevention predators" from

Please see LEY, 5A


McCain stumps for votes in Sarasota


BY TERRY O'CONNOR
STAFF WRITER


John McCain, his campaign
bobbing up and down in the
polls, is still relying on "Joe the
Plumber" to bail him out.
Having the GOP identify with
a blue-collar worker is an odd
place to be for a political party
known for its blue bloods. But
McCain is embracing Joe's char-
acter and building a "Joe the
Plumber Coalition" because
their tight financial plights are
resonating with voters, he said.
The Arizona senator arrived
in Sarasota Thursday on the last
leg of his Straight Talk Express
bus tour through Florida, along
Interstate 4.


He took the podium in front
of a revved-up crowd of 3,500 at
Robarts Arena. Several hundred
more were forced to wait unhap-
pily outside.
"Our economy is in trouble,
my friends," McCain said after
being introduced by Gov.
Charlie Crist and Bob Long,
owner of Marine Concepts of
Sarasota and Cape Coral, and a
member of his Joe the Plumber
Coalition.
McCain began Thursday with
a stop in the north-central
Florida community of Ormond
Beach, and released an ad called
"I Am Joe." He kept accusing
Democrat Barack Obama of
practicing socialism.
"Obama's economic goal is to


spread the wealth around,"
McCain said in Sarasota. "A lot of
his promised tax increases miss
the target."
Eileen Blackmer of St. Peters-
burg, who runs a seven-person
business called Benefit Service
of Florida, spoke at the rally. She
said she can't expand in these
uncertain times although she
would like to do so.
After criticizing an Obama tax
proposal she disliked, Blackmer
briefly faced hecklers from his
campaign chanting, "That's not
true." But she drew cheers from
the crowd by saying his pro-
posed taxes are too high.
"If 10 percent is good enough

Please see CROWD, 5A


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Tighten that cap


ABC-7 WEATHER
VENICEOU l l, O O


I AB ALANACMA


Temperature


Yesterday
Normal
Record
Rainfall
Yesterday
Month
Year


High
83
84
90
(1971)


Actual
0.80"
32.31"


Sunrise/set
Tonight's sunset
Tomorrow's sunrise
Moon rise/set
Moonrise
Moonset


Low
72
64
47
(1961)
0.00"
Average
1.66"
48.10"


Cape Sable to Tarpon Springs:
(Sarasota and Charlotte counties)
ENE winds at 10 to 20 knots.
Seas 2 to 4 feet, moderate chop.
Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola:
E winds at 12 to 25 knots.
Seas 4 to 7 feet, moderate chop.
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DATE HIGH HIGH LOW LOW
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7:36 a.m. SAT 25 10:42 10:48 4:59 4:56
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BY MONTY ANDREWS
GUEST WRITER

A recent article in AARP
magazine pointed
out a fact of which
I was not aware,
and that was to
make sure you
tighten your vehi-
cle gas cap every
time you add
gas.


cap, causing 147 million gal-
lons of gas a year to vaporize.
I was guilty of twisting the
gas cap on my car only to a
point where it was
snug. Now I listen
for the click.
A leaky gas cap
3 can reduce your
gas mileage by up
to 2 miles per gal-
lon. This simple
precaution can


"Twist the cap \ save you as much
until you hear it q as the better-
click, or for older i known gas wasters
vehicles, check to see such as underinflated
it has a tight seal," advises tires, dirty air cleaners and
Rich White, head of the Car a needed tune-up.
Care Council. Every little bit helps.
It is estimated that one in The planet it's worth
five vehicles has a loose gas saving.


Early voting under way

now through Nov. 2


Sarasota County resi-
dents may vote early for
the Nov. 4 general elec-
tion until Sunday, Nov. 2.
Eligible voters may vote
early in one of seven
locations in Sarasota
County:
Robert L. Anderson
Administration Building,
4000 South Tamiami Trail,
Venice
Sarasota County
Terrace Building, 2001
Adams Lane, Sarasota
Biscayne Plaza, 13640


Tamiami Trail, North Port
North County Library,
2801 Newton Blvd,
Sarasota
Fruitville Library, 100
Cobum Road, Sarasota
Gulf Gate Library, 7112
Curtiss Ave., Sarasota
North Port City Hall,
4970 City Hall Blvd., North
Port
Hours are 8:30 a.m.-
4:30 p.m. Monday through
Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday and 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday.


CANDIDATE FORUMS


Oct. 26, time to be announced, East
Gate
Oct. 27, Venice Public Library, 6-8 p.m.
(Florida Senate and House; Sarasota
County sheriff, supervisor of elections,
county commission, tax collector and
county commission)
Oct. 28, 7 p.m., Nokomis Area Civic
Association, Nokomis Community Center,
234 E. Nippino Trail, Nokomis. (U.S. House
of Representatives District 13 race and
Sarasota County Commission District 1
race)
Oct. 29, 7 p.m. Bay Indies, 950
Ridgewood Ave.

To list your open candidate forum here,
e-mail Bob Mudge at bmudge@
venicegondolier com.


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SUN FILE GRAPHIC
According to autos.msn.com on Thursday, the low-
est gas price in the Venice area was $2.689 per
gallon at several local stations. The highest price
in the area, according to the Web site, was $3.059
per gallon at Myakka River Trading Post, 9001
South Tamiami Trail, Venice.


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SUN NEWSPAPERS 3A


Council: Comp plan to keep Venice quaint


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR


The planning commission got a
chance Thursday to vet city council's
comp plan revisions lowering height and
density in city neighborhoods.
The city has been out of compliance
since May for not submitting its compre-
hensive land-use plan for state review.
Council was ready to approve a draft
back in October, but held off until the
November 2007 elections. By then, three
new members changed the complexion
of city council and the direction of
development in Venice.
Council threw out the old comp plan
revisions, spent months writing new ones
that reduce height and density through-
out the city, then gave them to the plan-
ning commission.
The commission has scheduled 10
weekly meetings to review the plan; they
conclude in December.
Next Thursday's meeting will cover
changes to areas identified for future
annexation in the city-county joint plan-
ning agreement.
In the future
Changes in the comp plan affect only
about 20 percent of land within the city
limits. City planners say those lands have
been identified as "planning areas" that
are expected to undergo a change in uses
or land-use intensity.
Nearly all of North Venice's neighbor-
hoods or sectors are anticipated to
change since they are essentially unde-
veloped at this time.
The changes to density and height
only apply to future developments or
rebuilds.
Existing structures are grandfathered
in. Rebuilds, on the other hand, except
those necessitated by natural disasters,
would fall under the lower height and
density restrictions.
The following areas have proposed
changes to height and density, architec-
tural standards or land uses. The infor-
mation is gleaned from planning com-
mission workshop documents.
ALONG THE GULF
The Esplanade
Planning area "A," about 95 acres on
the Gulf north of Barcelona Avenue and
Venice Municipal Beach to the South
Jetty, has a current allowable density of 18
units per acre and height up to five sto-
ries, with 5 percent allowed for commer-
cial use.
That's being changed to five stories for
new buildings only, on the west side
Tarpon Center/Esplanade (oceanside),
with up to 10 percent of the land for com-
mercial uses. Only Northern Italian
Renaissance and Mediterranean Revival
architectural styles will be allowed; New
Florida architecture typical of Key West
and Florida Vernacular (think modern
Naples) are no longer allowed.
Heritage Park
Planning area "B," 40 acres of mostly
downtown residences and resort
dwellings surrounding tree-covered West


Venice Avenue to the beach, east to Park
Boulevard, has a current allowable densi-
ty of 18 units per acre up to six stories,
with a seven-unit bonus and 10 percent
for commercial uses.
The new plan removes any reference to
bonus housing units, limits height to
three stories up to 42 feet (including park-
ing) and deletes references to "other uses."
Golden Beach
Planning area "C," roughly 50 acres on
the Gulf south of Alhambra Road and
north of Sunset Drive, has a current
allowable density of 18 units per acre and
height up to four stories.
That's being changed to 13 units per
acre, and three stories up to 42 feet
(including parking).
Only Northern Italian Renaissance
and Mediterranean Revival architectural
styles will be allowed for new buildings or
rebuilds; New Florida architecture typical
of Key West and FloridaVernacular are no
longer allowed.
The intent here is to recognize "a pri-
marily low-density residential area" and
future development or redevelopment
"complimentary to the abutting lower-
density single-family residential housing
areas."
TAMIAMI TRAIL
Southern Gateway
Planning area "D" is 90 acres of the
U.S. 41 Venice Business street corridor
coming onto the island from the south. It
includes the east side of Avenida del
Circo.
Seventy-five percent of the land is slat-
ed for commercial retail and office use.
Density is being reduced from 18 units
per acre with a seven-unit bonus to 13
units per acre without the bonus.
Height is reduced from a potential
maximum of six stories on Tamiami Trail
and three stories elsewhere in the vicinity
to three stories up to 42 feet including
parking.
The intent here is to be primarily a
commercial gateway. References to
multi-family housing units are deleted.
Added to the list of uses are "entertain-
ment, marine services and hotel."
Island professional
Planning area "E" is 116 acres along
U.S. 41 Venice Business from Avenida del
Circo north to Milan Avenue.
Eighty percent of the land is slated for
commercial retail and office use. Venice
Regional Medical Center anchors the
area.
Density is maintained at 18 units per
acre, but without a seven-unit bonus.
Height is reduced from a potential
maximum of six stories to three stories up
to 42 feet including parking, although the
hospital will be provided an exception for
renovation or expansion.
Only Northern Italian Renaissance
architecture will be allowed for new
buildings or rebuilds.
City center
The city center neighborhood con-
sists of 116 acres of the heart of down-
town Venice and the northern gateway


along U.S. 41 Business. Six acres north of
the Intracoastal Waterway enveloping
Fisherman's Wharf is excluded from the
sector.
Eighty percent of the land is slated for
commercial retail and office use.
Density is maintained at 18 units per
acre, but without a seven-unit bonus.
Height is reduced from a potential
maximum of five stories in the downtown
and seven stories for other areas to three
stories up to 35 feet including parking in
the core areas and three stories up to 42
feet including parking elsewhere.
Only Northern Italian Renaissance
architecture applies currently. That's
being changed to apply all Venetian
Theme overlay architectural standards.
Northern Gateway
Formerly the Bird Bay/North Gateway
planning area "G," these 227 acre are being
split, creating the Northern Gateway of 55
acres. The majority of the leftover area is
moved into the Seaboard Sector.
It is the northernmost portion of U.S.
41 Business from the North Bridge north
of Ridgewood Avenue.
Eighty percent of the land is slated for
commercial retail and office use.
Density is reduced from 18 units per
acre with a seven-unit bonus, to 13 units
per acre without the bonus.
Height is reduced on U.S. 41 from six
stories to three, and along the Intracoastal
Waterway from five stories to three stories
up to 42 feet including parking.
Architectural styles are reduced to only
allow North Italian Renaissance.
Language has been added specifying
that parking in front of buildings along
U.S. 41 is not allowed.
OFF THE ISLAND
Seaboard
Planning area "H" is expanded from
145 acres to 319 acres, including Bird Bay
south along U.S. 41 Venice Bypass to Gulf
Coast Boulevard.
Eighty percent of the land is slated for
commercial retail and office use.
Density is maintained at a maximum
of 18 units per acre without the current
seven-unit bonus.
Current allowable height on U.S. 41
Bypass is four stories; on the Intracoastal
two stories; and on interior roads seven
stories. Height in all areas is reduced in
the draft comp plan to three stories, or 42
feet including parking.
A mix of architectural styles had been
allowed, including Florida Vernacular,
Charleston and Caribbean. Under the
new draft comp plan only Northern
Italian Renaissance is allowed.
Eastern Gateway
Planning area "I" is 219 acres along
East Venice Avenue roughly west of
Auburn Road and east of Live Oak Street.
Density remains at 18 units per aces,
with 75 percent available for commercial
retail and office space.
Height is changed from a maximum of
three stories to three stories up to 42 feet
including parking. There's no change in
required architectural standards.
The draft plan adds language ensuring


"no conditional uses shall be allowed."
NORTH VENICE
South Laurel
Planning area "J" is 940 mostly unde-
veloped acres south of Laurel Road and
north of Border Road east of Interstate 75.
It includes the planned Bridges mixed-
use development project and the 400-
acre parcel J&J properties recently had
rezoned to a "residential, multi-family"
designation.
Density remains unchanged at six
units per acre with 35 percent available
for commercial development. Twenty-
five percent of the properties are set aside
for open space.
Height is reduced from the current
allowable six stories to three stories, or 42
feet including parking.
Architectural style remains unchanged,
requiring Northern Italian Renaissance.
Shakett Creek
Planning area "K" is 259 acres of unde-
veloped land north of the industrial cen-
ter west of Knights Trail Road, north of
Laurel Road and east of Interstate 75.
Sixty percent of the land is available for
industrial and commercial use.
Density remains unchanged at 18
units per acre.
Height is reduced from a maximum of
six stories to three stories, or 42 feet
including parking.
A variety of architectural styles is
allowed.
Language has been added directing
industrial and commercial uses away
from Shakett Creek, which traverses the
property.
Knights Trail
Planning area "L" is 627 acres of unde-
veloped land north of the industrial cen-
ter east of Knights Trail Road. It includes
the northernmost sliver of the Gene
Green Road property, the old Stay 'N' Play
trailer park to its south and the planned
Renaissance project north of Laurel
Road.
Density remains unchanged at eight
units per acre, with 35 percent available
for commercial retail and office use.
Height is reduced from a maximum of
six stories to three stories, or 42 feet
including parking.
A variety of architectural styles is
allowed.
Policy language directs commercial
development to Knights Trail Road, and
industrial or conservation uses toward
Gene Green Road.
Gene Green
(industrial center)
Planning area "M" is 285 acres where
current mining operations exist east off
Knights Trail Road northwest of the
Venetian Golf & River Club.
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limits since it's a nonresidential area.
Policy language has been added
requesting transitions and buffering
between residential areas to the south
and other adjacent areas.


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to city and FEMA rules.
Under the existing city compre-
hensive plan, property owners could
essentially rebuild all the condo
units. Under proposed rules, howev-
er, density is lowered in the Golden
Beach neighborhood from a maxi-
mum of 18 units per acre to 13. And
there are more recent Federal
Emergency Management Agency
rules covering beachfront property
that would also kick in.
Bottom line: not as many units
can be rebuilt. Who doesn't get their
condo? Who's liable? asked Car-
lesimo.
If left unresolved, there's a possi-
bility the issue could lead to litiga-
tion under Bert Harris Jr. Private
Property Rights Protection Act.
The Florida act, adopted in 1995,
was designed to make it easier for
property owners to sue the govern-
ment when it overregulated their
property to the degree it effectively
amounts to a taking.


More on Bert
Venice land use attorney Dan
Boone made that exact point at Thurs-
day's planning commission meeting.
He said it applies to infill projects as
well as undeveloped properties in
North Venice because clients may
have already distributed marketing
materials for projects partway through
the planning process.
He said it's possible the new rules
could transform currently conforming
structures and uses into nonconform-
ing ones. Coming into compliance,
even if possible, could be expensive.
He's also concerned about finan-
cial institutions that could pull the
plug on numerous developments
already under way if they're uncer-
tain about whether they could be
rebuilt if a hurricane strikes, or even
if the developer voluntarily wishes to
redevelop the property later on.

To be explored
Chair John Osmulski queried the
commission and received consen-
sus to address the issue at an up-


coming meeting.
Member Jerrel Towery said he
supports the option to rebuild at a
building's former height and density
no matter where it's located, not just
in the few areas where it's currently
allowed.
"We want them to be able to build
back," Towery said. "It's an issue of
fairness."
Member Kit McKeon said he'd
support it "unless there's something
I don't understand about it."
There may be. Council Member
Sue Lang, the liaison to the commis-
sion, pointed out that council pur-
posely didn't make the provision
available in certain areas so high-
rises couldn't be rebuilt at their cur-
rent height and density.
"The assumption was anything
destroyed involuntarily could be
rebuilt," Lang said. There "wasn't
intent to rebuild" back to the origi-
nal height "in a few areas."
"We'll keep it on the table so we
can think about it," Osmulski said.
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scanner.
The absentee ballot
error could also affect the
race for Dent's office. Dent
is running for re-election
in the Nov. 4 election
against Democrat Barry
Sullivan and Levko Klos, a
registered Republican
running as an Indepen-
dent.
"In this political climate
in particular, my oppo-
nents will be all over it,"
Dent said.
Klos called Wednesday
for Dent's removal.
"This should be the last
straw. It's just inexcus-
able," Klos said. "How do
we know the extent of the
problem? Her office has
not been transparent. I
find that to be a specious
statement.
"These people may not


be able to vote again. And
they may or may not vote
again. Obviously someone
was not being as cautious
with those ballots as they
should have. These things
seem to happen all the
time with Kathy Dent. It's
not a small problem."
Sullivan and Klos have
slammed Dent, question-
ing her competency as a
result of poor ballot and
voting design and putting
the outcome of her race
ahead of her constituents'
needs.

The Associated Press
contributed to this report.

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| LEGAL NOTICES


18 NOTICE OF ADMIN. 20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
ANY CLAIMS FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE Dennis J Tracy. Esq.
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH Attorney for Patricia E. Ruehr
IS BARRED. Florida Bar No. 176558
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICA- Dulmer & Tracy, Chartered
TION OF THIS NOTICE IS OCTO- 229 Pensacola Road
BER 24, 2008. Venice, Florida 34285
Telephone: (941)-485-7761
Personal Representative: Fax (941) 488-9482
JEANNE B. CAVANAGH PUBLISH: October 24, 31,
20 Colonia Place 2008
Colonia, NJ 07067


VS. Charles F. Wheeler, PA.
Attorney for Personal
RUTH M. HANNAH and/or the Representative:
Heirs and Devisees of the 871 Venetia Bay Boulevard
Estate of Ruth M. Hannah, Suite 350
Defendants. Venice, FL 34292
Phone (941) 485-5486
NOTICE OF ACTION Florida Bar No. 116573


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702
OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIMS FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE IS OCTO-
BER 24, 2008.

Personal Representative:
FRANCES A. HUDSON
316 Center Road
Venice, FL 34293

Charles F. Wheeler, P.A.


TO: RUTH M. HANNAH and/or PUBLISH: October 24,31,2008 Division: Probate Attorney for Personal
the Heirs and Devisees of the Representative:
Estate of Ruth M. Hannah, Defen- NOTICE TO CREDITORS 871 Venetia Bay Bouleva
dants, if alive, or if dead, their The administration of the estate of Suite 350
unknown spouses, widows, widow- JEAN R. HAIRE, deceased, Venice, FL 34292
ers, heirs, devisees, creditors, 19 NOTICE OF whose date of death was OCTO- Phone (941) 485-5486
grantees, and all parties having or AUCTION BER 2, 2008, is pending in the Florida Bar No. 116573
claiming by, through, under, or Circuit Court for SARASOTACoun-
against them, and any and all per- NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE ty, Florida, Probate Division; the PUBLISH: October 24, 31, 2
sons claiming any right, title, inter ddress of which is P Box
est, claim, lien, estate or demand Johnson's Towing of Venice 3079, Sarasota, FL 34230. The
against the Defendants in regards gives Notice of Foreclosure of 3079, Sarasota, FL 34230, The
to the following-described property Lien and intent to sell these vehi- na representative and the per INTHE CIRCUIT COURT
in Sarasota County, Florida. cles on 11/19/2008, 09:00 sonalrepresentative an te er SARASOTA COUNTY
m. at 604 Tamiami Trail Nsonal representative's attorney are FLORIDA
a.m. at 604 Tamiami Trail N, set forth below. PROBATE DIVISION
0386-11-0012, LOT 4 BLOCK Nokomis, FL 34275-2137, All creditors of the decedent and I
B GENEVA HEIGHTS 32-38-19- pursuant to subsection 713.78 other persons having claims or N RE: EST
02-00-800-4 of the Florida Statutes. John- demands against decedent's ROSALINID J. JACKSON,
son's Towing of Venice estate on whom a copy of this Deceased.
Notice is hereby given to each of reserves the right to accept or notice is required to be served
you that an action to quiet title to reject any and/or all bids. must file their claims with this File No. 2008-CP-0160
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Lle auuove-uescribue property hlas
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


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PUBUSH: October 24, 2008


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
DORA R.EVANS,
Deceased.


court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against 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 first publication is
October 24, 2008.

Personal Representative:
Pamela Parker
1645 Peardale Road North
Columbus, Ohio 43229


rd


2008


FOR


34-NC


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
ROSALIND J. JACKSON.
deceased, whose date of death
was August 28, 2008: File
Number 2008-CP-016034-
NC, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Sarasota County. Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which
is Clerk of Circuit Court, Pro-
bate Division. P. 0. Box 3079.
Sarasota, FL 34230-3079. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a. copy of this
notice is required to be served,
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST


File No. 2008-CP-15587-SC Charles Diez, Jr. PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
Division: Probate Attorney for Pamela Parker ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
Florida Bar No. 019646 THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
18 NOTICE OF ADMIN. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Diez & Floyd, PA. IN SECTION 733.102 OF THE
The administration of the estate of 737 South Indiana Avenue FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR DORA R. EVANS, deceased, Englewood, Florida 34223 BE FOREVER BARRED.
SARASOTA COUNTY, whose date of death was AUGUST Telephone: (941)-474-5506 NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE.
FLORIDA 21, 2008, is pending in the Circuit Fax: (941)-474-5507 P FO H
PROBATE DIVISION Court for SARASOTA County, PUBLISH: October 24, 31, 2008 ANY CLAIM FLED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
Florida, Probate Division, the DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IN RE: ESTATE OF address of which is P.O. Box IS BARRED.
EVELYN P. BRASH, 3079 Sarasota, Florida IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR The date of first publication of this
Deceased. 34230-3079. The names and SARASOTA COUNTY notice is October 24, 2008.
addresses of the personal repre- ARAOAOO
File No. 2008-CP-16806-NC sentative and the personal repre- PRO T IN Personal Representative
sentative's attorney are set forth BRUCE G. JACKSON
NOTICE TO CREDITORS below. IN RE ESTATE OF 545 Sanctuary Drive, #B-804
The administration of the estate of All creditors of the decedent and NET HON Longboat Key, FL 34228
EVELYN P. BRASH, deceased, other persons having claims or Deceased. ,
whose date of death was August demands against decedent's cease Attorney for Personal
14, 2008, and whose social secu- estate on whom a copy of this Representative
rity number is XXX-XX-4147, is notice is required to be served File No 2008-CP-16804NC Florida Bar No. 365335
pending in the Circuit Court for must file their claims with this FOLEY & LARDNER LLP
SARASOTA County, Florida, Pro- court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 NOTICE TO CREDITORS .RO. Box 3391
bate Division; the address of MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF The administration of the estate f Tampa, FL 33601-2300
which is P.O. Box 3079, Saraso- THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF ROBERT E. HUDSON, deceased, Telephone: (813)-229-2300
ta, FL 34230. The names and THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS whose date of death was August Fax: (813)-221-4210
addresses of the personal repre- AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE 13, 2008, and whose socialsecu PUBUSH: October 24,31,2008
sentative and the personal repre- OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE rity number is XXX-XX-2722, is
sentative's attorney are set forth ON THEM. pending in the Circuit Court for IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
below. All other creditors of the decedent SARASOTA County, Florida, Pro- SARASOTA COUNTY,
All creditors of the decedent and and other persons having claims or bate Division the address of FLORIDA
other persons having claims or demands against decedent's which is P.O. Box 3079, Saraso- PROBATE DIVISION
demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with ta, FL 34230. The names and
estate on whom a copy of this this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS addresses of the personal repre- IN RE: ESTATE OF
notice is required to be served AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST sentative and the personal repre- CORRINE DORIS LYNTON,
must file their claims with this PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. sentative's attorney are set forth Deceased.
court WITHIN THE LATER OF ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED below. FileNo.2008-CP-016408-SC
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET All creditors of the decedent and Division: Probate
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 other persons having claims or
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIR- OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE demands against decedent's NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER estate on whom a copy of this The administration of the estate of
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF BARRED. notice is required to be served CORRINE DORIS LYNTON,
THIS NOTICE ON THEM. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME must file their claims with this deceased, whose date of death
TSOTICdNT HEM.cd NOtTWITHSTANDING THE TIME T i k a o
All other creditors of the decedent PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, court WITHIN THE LAFTER OF was Septembeircuit Co200urt foris
and other persons having claims or ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THESarasota County Florida, Probate
demands against the decedent's YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- Diviasota County, Florida, Probateion the address of which is
Division, the address of which is
estate must file their claims with DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIR-PO. Box 3079, Sarasota, FL
this court WITHIN THREE (3) IS BARRED. TY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE 34230-3079. The names and
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF The date of first publication of this OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF addresses of the personal repre-
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF notice is OCTOBER 24, 2008. THIS NOTICE ON THEM. sentative and the personal repre-
THIS NOTICE. All other creditors of the decedent sentative's attorney are set forth
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED Personal Representative: and other persons having claims or below.
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET PATRICIA E. RUEHR demands against the decedent's All credtors of the decedent and
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 690 Sunset Beach Drive estate must file their claims with other persons having claims or
690 Sunset Beach Drive T demands against decedent's
OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE Venice, Florida 34293 this court WITHIN THREE (3) estate on whom a copy of this
CODE WILL BE FOREVER MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF notice is required to be served
BARRED. Attorney for THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF must file their claims with this
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME Personal Representative: THIS NOTICE. court WITHIN THE LATER OF
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE


16 NOTICE OF ACTION

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

Case No. 2008-CA-015406-SC


LARRY D. FRIELDS,
Plaintiff,


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIR-
TY (30) 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 THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702
OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE IS OCTO-
BER 24, 2008.
Personal Representative:
Roberta Vellucci
215 Philadelphia Avenue
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
08742
Raymond E. Miller
Attorney for Roberta Vellucci
Florida Bar No: 0115596
218 Harbor Drive South
Venice, Florida 34285
Telephone: (941) 488-9641
PUBLISH: October 24, 31,
2008


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF,
RICHARD J. MILLER,
Deceased.

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

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
RICHARD J. MILLER, deceased,
whose date of death was April 24,
2008, is pending in the Circuit
Court for SARASOTA County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is P.O. Box
3079, Sarasota, Florida
34230-3079. The names and
addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE IS OCTO-
BER 17, 2008.

Personal Representative:
LAWRENCE D. MILLER
41 W 814 Hunters Hill Drive
St. Charles, Illinois 60175

Annette Z.P. Ross,
Attorney for LAWRENCE D.
MILLER
Florida Bar No. 0141259
901 Venetia Bay Blvd.
Suite 351
Venice, Florida 34285
Telephone: (941) 480-1948
Fax: 941-480-9277
PUBUSH: October 17, 24, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE; ESTATE OF
LOUISE RIENZI VOUTSAS,
Deceased.
File No. 2008-CP- 16239-SC
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
LOUISE RIENZI VOUTSAS,
deceased, whose date of death
was September 23, 2008, and
whose social security number is
XXX-XX-8727, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Sarasota County,
Florida, Probate Division, the


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

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 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
FO A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons who have
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702
OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE.
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is October 24,
2008.
Personal Representative: Peter
F. Voutsas
4640 Gaeta Drive
Venice, FL 34293
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Boone, Boone, Boone, Koda &
Frook, P.A.
P.O. Box 1596
1001 Avenida Del Circo
Venice, FL 34284
(941) 488-6716
Margaret S. Frook, Esq.
Florida Bar No. 115800
PUBLISH: October 24, 31, 2008

20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
BETTIE M. SIMPSON,
Deceased.

File No. 2008-CP-16397-SC
Division: Probate

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
BETTIE M. SIMPSON, deceased,
whose date of death was JULY
24, 2008, is pending in the Circuit
Court for SARASOTA County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is P.O. Box
3079, Sarasota, Florida
34230-3079. The names and
addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against 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 SO FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702
OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is OCTOBER 24, 2008.

Personal Representative:
JANICE CHIUCHIOLO
76 Oakland Hills Place
Rotunda West, Florida 33947

Attorney for
Personal Representative:
Dennis J. Tracy, Esq.
Attorney for
Janice Chiuchiolo
Florida Bar No. 176558
Dulmer & Tracy, Chartered
229 Pensacola Road
Venice, Florida 34285
Telephone: (941)-485-7761
Fax: (941)-488-9482
PUBLISH: October 24, 31,z 2008


22 NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE

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

Case No. 2007-CA-009828-SC
COMMUNITY NATIONAL BANK
OF SARASOTA COUNTY, a
National Banking Corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs

STEVE FISHER A/K/A STEVEN
FISHER; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF STEVE FISHER
A/K/A STEVEN FISHER; ANY
AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN
INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS; SHIRLEY
CONSTRUCTION AND DRY-
WALL, INC.; CEMEX INC.;
CEMEX CONSTRUCTION MATE-
RIALS, L.P.; COX LUMBER CO.,
a Florida corp., d/b/a HD SUP-
PLY L.B.M. a Florida corp.;
JOHN J. HURLEY d/b/a MOD-
ERN ELECTRIC OF SW FLORI-
DA,; LOMBARDO TILE SUPPLY
INC.; TENANT #1, TENANT #2,
AND TENANT #3, AND TENANT
#4, the names being fictitious
for parties in possession,
Defendants,

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of Fore-
closure dated October 6, 2008,
and entered in Case No. 2007-
CA-009828-SC of the Circuit
Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit
in and for Sarasota County, Flori-
da, wherein COMMUNITY
NATIONAL BANK OF SARASO-
TA COUNTY is the Plaintiff and
STEVE FISHER A/K/A STEVEN
FISHER, et al, are the Defendants,
I will sell to the highest bidder for
cash at Room 108, the Court-
room of the Historic Court-
house, 2000 Main Street, Sara-
sota, FLorida 34237, at 8:30
a.m. on the 13 day of Novem-
ber, 2008, the following
described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:

Lot 8, Block 754, 12th Addition
to Port Charlotte Subdivision, a
Subdivision, according to the
map or plat thereof as record-
ed in Plat Book 13, Page(s) 8,
Public Records of Sarasota
County, Florida.

Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as
of the date of the Lis Pendens
must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.

KAREN E. RUSHING
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Grace Burch
As Deputy Clerk

In Accordance with the American
Disabilities Act, persons needing a
reasonable accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should,
no later that seven (7) days prior,
contact the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's Jury Office at 941-861-
7800. 2000 Main Street, P.O. Box
3079, Sarasota, FL 34230. If
hearing impaired, contact at 1-
800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-
955-8770, via Florida Relay Ser-
vice.

PUBLISH: October 24, 31, 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.

DOUGLAS E. ROSS and KAREN
HALL ROSS,
Defendans.

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Douglas E. Ross and Karen
Hall Ross and if any of the above
named natural persons be mar-
ried, their unknown spouses, and if
any of the above named natural
persons be dead, their unknown
heirs, devisees, grantees, succes-
sors or other parties claiming by,


30 NOTICE OF SALE

through, under or against them,
and any and all other persons
claiming any right, title, interest,
lien, estate or demand in or to be
the following described real prop-
erty and to reform a a certain
deed, situate, lying and being in
Sarasota County, Florida, to-wit:

Undivided 1/50th interest in
and to Condominium Unit
D553, Week 17 and their undi-
vided respective share in those
common elements appertain-
ing thereto in accordance with
and subject to the covenants,
conditions, terms, restrictions
and other provisions of a cer-
tain Declaration of Condomini-
um of SARASOTA SANDS a
resort condominium hotel, as
recorded in Official Records
Book 1364 at Page 1165 et
seq., of the public records of
Sarasota County, Florida, and
as per Condominium Plat
recorded in Condominium
Book 14 at pages 4 through 4B
inclusive of the public records
of Sarasota County, Florida.

YOU ARE HEREBY notified that a
foreclosure action on the above
described property has been filed
against you in the above entitled
Court and you are required to
serve a copy of your written
defenses to the Complaint on the
Plaintiff's Attorney, David K.
Oaks, ESQ., of DAVID K. OAKS,
PA., 407 East Marion Avenue,
Suite 101, Punta Gorda, Flori-
da 33950, and file the original
with the Clerk of the Court, Sara-
sota County Courthouse, 2000
Main Street, Sarasota, FL 34237
on or before the 3rd day of
November, 2008 otherwise a
judgment may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint.

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

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

PUBLISH
VENICE GONDOLIER SUN:
OCTOBER 3, 2008
OCTOBER 10, 2008
OCTOBER 17, 2008
OCTOBER 24, 2008


38 OTHER NOTICES

PUBLIC NOTICE

The District Board of Trustees
of Manatee Community College
announces a public meeting on
Wednesday, November 19,
2008 at 8:30 am to be held at
Manatee Community College in
The PDC Building 800, The
Selby Room, 8000 South Tami-
ami Trail, Venice, FI 34293

Persons are advised that if they
decide to appeal any decision
at this meeting, they will need a
record of the proceedings and
for such purpose, they may
need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceeding is
made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is
based.

Please note: Most written com-
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employees are public records,
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TO PLACE YOUR
LEGAL NOTICE, CALL
CAROL
(941)-207-1206
cmozik@
venicegondolier.com
(at the Venice Office)
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
JEAN R. HAIRE,
Deceased,

File No. 2008 CP 016610 NC





SUN NEWSPAPERS 5A


VENICE OFFICE VACANCIES


Buildings
Primerica buildings
St. Andrews
Lakeview Office Park 8
Lakeview Office Park 9
Venetia Bay Center
Fountain Square
Tuscany Commons
Lakeview Office Park I
Tandem Center
Bank of America
Total


Square footage
5,000
34,716
17,500
11,291
45,776
30,000
15,408
80,000
62,000
32,652
384,527


Open square footage
22,000
19,470
6,535
3,000
11,000
4,745
2,081
8,279
5,000
2,600
84,710


Vacant
88 percent
56 percent
37 percent
27 percent
24 percent
16 percent
13.5 percent
10 percent
8 percent
8 percent
22 percent


Source: Sarasota County Economic Development Corp.


OFFICE from Page 1A
concessions really help
small businesses get start-
ed."
Offering more gracious
space is also an induce-
ment. Richard Arnold and
Karl Ruch of Flagship
Builders and Developers
spent $12 million creating
Bobcat Village.
Ruch is marketing
35,500-square-foot Bobcat
Square to medical profes-
sionals because of its prox-
imity to Interstate 75 and
the $16 million freestand-
ing emergency care center
being built by Sarasota
Memorial Hospital in
North Port.
"It's 1 mile from the
medical space and 60 sec-
onds from the interstate,"
he said. "If you want to be
in a professional atmos-
phere, you're coming to
Bobcat Village."
Aggressive
Ruch has become "very
aggressive" on his lease
rates, he said.
"Only very recently in
the last few weeks," said


Ruch. "It's to generate ac-
tivity"
The one-story Bobcat
Square buildings are ex-
pected to be completed in
the first quarter of 2009. It's
already 64 percent occu-
pied although nine build-
ings remain to be built.
There's also a big need
to be filled by a tenant,
Ruch said.
"We need a restaurant,
a mom-and-pop," Ruch
said. "They'd make a for-
tune."
In another North Port
office center, the 72,000-
square-foot Toledo Blade
Professional Center has
already lost a major tenant
and is down to 50 percent
occupancy. Leasing agent
Bob Vanderhyde has cut
lease terms to just three
years and reduced the cost
per square foot at the one-
story site, he said.
"I'm looking for Joe the
Plumber to come back,"
he said.
The hardest-hit office
space in the county is the
Cattleridge Business Cen-
ter, which lost Sarasota
County as a tenant. The


LEYfrom Page 1A


preying on those already
at risk.
"Credit counseling agen-
cies such as Consumer
Credit Counseling, Catholic
Charities and Good Homes
homeowner counseling,
are eligible to receive a new
infusion of federal funds to
ramp up on their services
for troubled homeowners,"
Ley said.
Out in front
Ley, 59, received glow-
ing notices for his job per-
formance over the past
year as the commissioners
praised his talents and
demeanor.
"Bad times bring out
the best
in peo-
ple be-
cause
you start
coming
together,
putting
person-
alities
aside," Staub
said
Commission Chair Shan-
non Staub. "You've helped
us stay out in front (on
important issues)."
Commissioner Jon
Thaxton agreed.
"It 's


and the
resourc-
es are
scarce
and ten-
sions are
high that Thaxton
leader-
ship qualities come
through," Thaxton said.
"That's what I've seen in
Jim over the last 365 days."
"Jim continues to build
a team that is effective and
driven to good results for
our citizens," concurred
Commissioner Paul Mer-
cier. "His personal
strength
h a s
shown
through
on many
issues
that
(have)
con -
fronted
citizens, Mercier
staff and
commission."


Commissioner Joe Bar-
betta echoed Mercier's
comments.
"He has done a very
credible job during these
tough economic times,"
Barbetta said. "I have
found him to be a good lis-
tener, willing to pursue
cutting-edge ideas, and he
has done an excellent job
in empowering staff to
assume more responsibili-
ty and to be more proac-
tive."
Commissioner Nora
Patterson was in accord
with her colleagues.
"I enjoy working with
Jim," Patterson said. "He is
high energy, very intelli-
gent and capable, and I
think we are fortunate to
have him."
Flying pig
The only really negative
appraisal of Ley's perfor-
mance came from Ley
himself.
"Personal and profes-
sional stress has chal-
lenged my emotional in-
telligence several times
this year impatience,
truculence and moodi-
ness," Ley said. "My com-
mitment causes me to
'own' circumstances over
which I have no control,
which is akin to attempt-
ing to teach a pig to fly-- a
function of my 'Type A
personality."
Ley has served in his
current position since
August 1997. His base
salary is $214,614; howev-
er, other perks such as
retirement contributions,
deferred contributions, an
annual auto lease allow-
ance, medical coverage, a
long-term care account
and an expense account
- bring his total compen-
sation to $269,271.
Acknowledging the
county's strained econom-
ic outlook, Ley announced
in May he would both
waive his annual 3-per-
cent salary increase and
refuse any other addition-
al compensation county
commissioners might
offer him after his evalua-
tion.
"It is my intent to set a
higher standard for (man-
agement making) an
above-average salary," he
said.
ssmith@sun-herald.com


move opened 33,000
square feet of space, which
is 50 percent of the one-
story building.
toconnor@
sun-herald.com


AEPPLY
MakeS hop iI
Mor3e RemB^


CROWD from Page 1A


for our church, 10 percent should be good
enough for government," Blackmer said.
Needed
McCain said he planned to double
child-tax deductions, cut capital gains
taxes and keep American businesses at
home, although he gave no details during
his speech.
The tour was scheduled as it became
apparent the Sunshine State's 27 electoral
votes are crucial to McCain's chances of
winning the 270 necessary to become
president. Florida has the fourth-most
electoral votes of any state.
"We need to win Florida on Nov. 4," he
told the Sarasota crowd.
McCain is in danger of becoming the
first GOP presidential candidate to lose
the state since Bob Dole in 1996. Florida
voted Republican in six of the last seven
presidential elections, but McCain has
trailed in nearly all polls up to now.
Obama has outspent McCain by pour-


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Joe the Plumber has been McCain's most
potent counterpunch. He is really Joe
Wurzelbacher of Holland, Ohio. Wurzel-
bacher gained notoriety when he publicly
asked Obama if the candidate's tax plan for
those making more than $250,000 would
keep him from buying the two-man
plumbing shop where he works.
True to the Joe the Plumber theme,
McCain slammed Obama's tax plans and
touted his proposed tax cuts for individu-
als and businesses. He also said Obama
was unqualified to handle foreign policy
issues.
"We have to fight for this country,"
McCain said. "I've been fighting for this
country since I was 17 years old."
From Florida, McCain is flying to
Denver for appearances Friday in Colo-
rado.
The Associated Press contributed to
this report.
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OPINION


GONDOLIER SUN EDITOR
BOB MUDGE
bmudge@venicegondolier.com

SUN EDITOR
BROOKY BROWN
bbrown@venicegondolier.com


OUR VIEW



Buchanan for District 13 House seat


R ep. Vern Buchanan left for the
Capitol two years ago under the
cloud of a highly disputed elec-
tion.
While the Democratic Party pressed
its case that a voting system failure had
tossed the election to the Longboat Key
Republican, Buchanan wisely put his
head down and got to work.
No one could know what direction
the freshman congressman would take
when he hit the floor of the House, but
we were pleased to see him tack to the
middle. Buchanan displayed a good feel
for constituent service and the good
sense of a moderate who was willing to
break with party orthodoxy. For those
reasons, we recommend Buchanan for
a second term in the 13th Congres-
sional District.
Buchanan is matched again against
Democrat Christine Jennings. Also in
the race are independent Dan Baldauf
and Jan Schneider, a former Demo-
cratic House candidate now running as


an independent.
We didn't find Baldauf to be a credi-
ble candidate. Schneider, who has been
cast as the spoiler, sees three overriding
issues.
She is clearly and definitively against
the Iraq war. "People are dying and it's
fading from our consciousness," she
said.
She would have voted against the
Wall Street bailout package. And she
calls negative campaigning "disgust-
ing." Schneider never fails to address is-
sues in depth.
Jennings is an intelligent and honor-
able candidate. We're pleased she has
not based this campaign on the voting
system issues of the last one. On the
other hand, her unveiled references to
Buchanan's "character" essentially,
the question of lawsuits filed against his
businesses serves neither her or her
campaign well.
Jennings' solid banking background
would position her well to deal with the


current economic problems. She is also
a solid moderate; she aligns herself with
the conservative-leaning "blue-dog
Democrats." She has the temperament
of a consensus builder.
On issues, Jennings said she would
have voted for the bailout package. She
would repeal the Bush administration
tax cuts and strongly opposes further oil
drilling in the Gulf. She lines up with the
Obama camp on the Iraq War.
Jennings is articulate and thoughtful.
However, Buchanan has shown an
independent streak and a willingness to
cross the aisle on issues of importance
to voters in his district. His two years
have been defined by smart, moderate
actions.
He aligned with the Democrats
against additional oil drilling off Flor-
ida's Gulf Coast.
He supported an increase in the
federal minimum wage.
He voted to override President
Bush's veto of the farm bill.


He voted to override a veto of the
SCHIP children's health insurance pro-
gram.
He voted to override a veto that
would have cut reimbursements to
Medicare providers.
Buchanan also picked up the ball
from former Rep. Katherine Harris and
worked hard to get federal funding for
the Sarasota NationalVA Cemetery.
He also touts his membership on the
House Transportation Committee, which
is working on the five-year transportation
budget next year. Buchanan and his staff
have been involved with local efforts to
improve River Road from Englewood to
Venice and U.S. 17 in DeSoto County
He is careful to make no promises
about a pot of federal gold at the end of
the road, but, clearly, it cannot hurt
local efforts to secure some funds.
Buchanan has had two years to walk
the walk. He has, well.
We recommend Vern Buchanan for
the Congressional District 13 seat.


My view of South


Sarasota County


CAROLYN MASON
GUEST COLUMNIST


The residents of South
Sarasota County have long
held the belief that county
leadership regards you as
"second-class citizens."
That the Sarasota County
Commission gives little
credence to your wants,
your needs, your aims.
And that the commission
spends an unfair portion
of its time, its attentions
and our tax dollars in the
northern part of Sarasota
County.
While this attitude is a
bit unfair, the fact is that it
may be more right than
wrong. The majority of
county financial resources,
the majority of county
attention is directed to-
ward North County, but
until the last 10 years, that
is where the lion's share of
the growth and develop-
ment have occurred. The
city of Sarasota, the air-
port, the keys, the cultural
assets, the ballpark and the
employment opportuni-
ties are all concentrated in
the north.
For years, the "North
County mindset" resulted
in "South County seem-
ingly being shortchanged."
That is unfair to all of the
people in Venice, Engle-
wood, North Port and the
unincorporated areas of
South Sarasota County.
I have spent a good deal
of my life working with the
North Sarasota communi-
ties, where folks would
clearly relate to those in
South County regarding
consistent and equitable
treatment. My work has
helped to bridge differ-
ences and restore trust and
confidence. I continue to
work with the community,
to bring economic devel-
opment to an area hungry
for jobs.
A very conscious and
conscientious effort needs
to be made by Sarasota
County to change this his-
torically unhealthy atmos-
phere. We cannot alter
how the county was devel-
oped in past years. But the
commission can assure
that, from this point on,
the voices of South County
citizens are listened to and
that their goals and objec-


tives are fully embraced by
Sarasota County.
Sadly, the fact we are
currently dealing with an
economic downturn could
make this attitude adjust-
ment more difficult. We
can expect to see the de-
cline in Sarasota real estate
values to translate into
reduced property taxes for
at least another two years.
Worthwhile county pro-
grams competing for fewer
dollars will call for tough
and difficult decisions. You
must raise your voices and
call on your county com-
mission to move South
County programs to the
front burner for a change.
The good news is that
stimulating our local econ-
omy need not, and should
not, require large county
expenditures. To jumpstart
our economy, local gov-
ernments need to create
an entrepreneurial atmos-
phere in which individual
initiatives can thrive.
Providing incentives for
local businesses to expand
will create jobs and eco-
nomic opportunities. A
concerted, coordinated
effort to attract new, clean
and green industries will
boost our economy and
broaden our tax base. But
that effort needs to be a
team effort of business
leaders, county commis-
sioners and representa-
tives of Venice, North Port
and Englewood. I have
strong consensus-building
skills when it comes to
working with disparate
groups.
Sarasota County needs
to do far more to work with
South County leaders to
implement a meaningful
economic revitalization
plan. They must listen to
the views and opinions ex-
pressed and recognize that
these are the representa-
tives of the folks in South
County. Conversely, there
needs to be an apprecia-
tion that South County
decisions will often have a
major countywide impact
that cannot be ignored.
Working together, the
Sarasota County Commis-
sion and the representa-
tives of Venice, Englewood
and North Port have the
ability to make economic
magic. The Englewood
Community Redevelop-
ment Area is a prime ex-
ample of what I mean. The
true team approach needs
to be employed in address-
ing the "corridor" plans,
hospital locations, jail sites
and economic revitaliza-
tion measures for all of
South County.
Please see MASON, 7A


LETTERS FROM OUR READERS


Not exactly the welcome wagon


Editor:
Venice doesn't get the traditional change of seasons
that other cities enjoy, but we do start out with one of the
largest festivals in the area, Sun Fiesta. It is a time for
Venice to show its best side, and we do until you drive
past Epiphany Cathedral on any given festival weekend.
With large plywood signs at each of the entrances to
the beautiful property, you are met with the words "For
Epiphany Services Only." Why not have a sign that reads
"All Are Welcome"?
I went to Epiphany to speak with a brother about this
sign. After he interrupted me several times, he pointed to
his open door, showing me the way out. It was upsetting,
and yes, I spoke with emotion after that, something
none of us should ever do.
He claimed that his parishioners don't have adequate
parking; however, they park at Bank of America and the
post office every week with no signs from these busi-
nesses telling them to stay out.
With such a magnificent cathedral, why not show it
off during these busy festival weekends? Who knows,
they might even get a new parishioner out of a first-time
visitor or newcomer to Venice.
We can only hope that Epiphany will open its doors
and welcome the public into its buildings and spiritual
lives.
Hopefully, the signs come down before the sign ordi-
nance violation is found by the city and it's fined for
something that could be viewed in a more positive man-
ner. That truly would be a sin.

Jennifer Bruce
Venice


Switch sides for
your country
Editor:
It's important to note
that in the Fannie Mae
debacle it was not capital-
ism that failed but the gov-
ernment.
The corruption on both
sides of the aisle should
lead us to vote them all
out. If your current office-
holder is Republican vote
Democrat; if your current
officeholder is Democrat,
vote Republican.
Our children's and


grandchildren's future de-
pends on it.

Richard Schacht
Venice
Change can
be local, too
Editor:
In addition to all the
reasons I support Chris-
tine Jennings for Congress
(her integrity, her opposi-
tion to the war in Iraq, her
support of our troops and
her experience with eco-
nomic issues), it is also im-


portant to send to Congress
a representative who will be
a member of the party that
is in the majority, and it is
abundantly clear that
Congress will remain in
Democratic hands.
Our current representa-
tive is ranked 407 out of
435 in terms of effective-
ness by a nonpartisan Web
site, congress.org. We want
and deserve representa-
tion of which we can be
proud and that will be
effective in Washington.
All across the country,
voters are demanding
change; we can be apart of
this by electing Christine
Jennings.

Nancy Chiswick
Sarasota
Bring home the jobs
Editor:
You are hearing so
much about the United
States' financial problems
right now, so I as well as
other tax-paying Amer-
icans would like to know
why our jobs are being
given to places like India,
the Phillipines, etc. We the
people need to find a way
to take the jobs back and
give them to U.S. citizens
and keep our money here
at our homeland.
The government needs
to bring all our jobs home
and create income for the
taxpayers. Then the econ-
omy will have a little
boost. People can make
their mortgages.

Faye Cunningham
Nokomis


Open the book
on Obama
Editor:
Who is the real Barack
Obama?
As a vice presidential
candidate, Sarah Palin's
personal life has been and
continues to be dissected
and scrutinized. Yet, a top
of the ticket presidential
candidate, namely Barack
Obama, keeps his person-
al and public life a mys-
tery.
How did Obama get
into Harvard? Who spon-
sored him? Who paid and
how? What do his profes-
sors have to say about him
and his grades?
Was he a member of a
fraternity? Which one?
Who and where are his
many classmates? Did he
work while attending any
university? What was the
subject of his thesis and
why haven't we seen or
read it?
It is far more important
that this nation and the
world know everything
they (we) can about this
"near stranger" who wants
to rule our nation -
someone who has man-
aged to collect more mon-
ey for his candidacy than
anyone ever before. And
where did all this money
originate?
Con artists are charm-
ing, clever and persuasive
speakers and manipula-
tors who hide their real
persona behind a strong,
charming and forceful
offense.

Please see LETTERS, 7A





FRIDAY, OCT. 24, 2008

MASON from Page 6A


In priming our South County econom-
ic engine, we need to be aware of the con-
sequences of our actions. We need to be
sure to broaden our tax base rather than
to put any additional strain on our exist-
ing taxpayers.
Likewise, we must assure that our eco-
nomic expansion measures have no
material adverse impact on our environ-
mental assets. We have an overriding
responsibility to preserve and protect our
natural resources. A strong economy and
a preserved environment are not mutual-
ly exclusive. We can have them both.
It would be my pleasure to work with
you as a county commissioner in
addressing the issues, the problems, the


SUN NEWSPAPERS 7A


challenges that face South County in
coming years. Working together as a team
we can turn those challenges into oppor-
tunities, dramatically improve the South
County economic climate and protect
and preserve our natural assets.
But, whoever is elected, I urge you to
make your voices heard in the Sarasota
County Commission chambers and de-
mand that South County representatives
be made full partners in the planning for
the future of South County your future,
our future.
Carolyn Mason is the Republican can-
didate for Sarasota County Commission
District 1 seat. This column was written
in response to an editorial questioning
the familiarity of the District 1 candidates
with South County.


LETERS fromPage 6A


Prove yourself. Come out of the shad-
ows and let us know all about the real
Barack H. Obama.
Harreld and Wanda De Munbrun
Venice
It's the message, not the tone
Editor:
I was reading a couple of recent letters
to the editor regardingVern Buchanan.
These letter writers were complaining
about so-called "negative ads" targeting
Buchanan. The letter writers weren't
actually concerned about the allegations
in the ads; they were concerned about the
ads' so-called "negative tone."
It is nice to see that folks are actually
worried about civility in politics and in
political ads. Well, I guess they're really
not concerned about civility, perhaps,
after all. So-called "civility" appears to be
the last, best hope for scoundrels when
they can't prevail on the merits and on
their record, I guess.
The problem, from my perspective,
isn't the tone of an ad, it's the issue with
Buchanan.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics
in Washington, based on sworn state-
ments in several recent lawsuits, recently
named Buchanan one of the top 20 most
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Capt. Camia Buehler and her husband, Pete, proudly show their Cee Dawg Seasonings.



Venice is going to the (Cee) Dawgs


BY ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST


A young couple has unleashed the fla-
vor of the "Dawg" on the world from
Venice Gardens. Cee Dawg Seasonings
has been created to enhance the flavors
of restaurant and home-cooked meat
and seafood.
Business owner Camia Buehler, who
calls herself the captain, launched these
special seasonings earlier this year. The
business manager is her husband, Pete,
with responsibilities for marketing the
products throughout Florida, Georgia
and North and South Carolina.
The idea came to Buehler seven years
ago as she was eating chicken wings and
did not like the sauce on her fingers.
She decided to create her own season-
ings and took two years to develop the
recipe. Currently there are two season-
ings, each a homemade blend of herbs
and spices to give foods amazing flavor.
Raised in Texas, she joined the Peace
Corps, traveled to the South Pacific to
work for three and half years teaching
chemistry on at Western Samoa Uni-
versity. Returning to the United States, in
Las Vegas she met her husband and they
traveled around the country while he
built bridges. He came to fix the Ringling
Bridge and they decided to find a house
in Venice.
A chemist, she continued her career by
joining Mote Marine Laboratory. Based in
Sarasota, she studies coastal ecology,
conducting red tide sampling projects
and water analysis for Sarasota County.
She combines it with her passion devel-
oping Cee Dawg Seasonings.
"We promote it by having people taste
it," she said.
More on the way
Bottled in easy-to-handle and -store


8.5-ounce jars, Cee Dawg Chicken Wing
Rub is for sprinkling on chicken wings to
be grilled or baked, and on the inside and
outside of a whole chicken before putting
it in the oven. Cee Dawg Steak Rub is not
a blackening, but lets the flavor of the
meat come through and enhances it
instead of masking it like some other
rubs.
In the next year, Buehler expects to
have Cee Dawg Pork Rub ready. She has
just developed a fish and seafood rub, but
it will not be in stores for some time.
"I do not want to saturate the market
with too many Cee Dawg products at
once," said Buehler.
In Venice, Cee Dawg seasonings are
available at Brindley's Fine Wine &
Cheeses and Island Gourmet. Her hus-
band is actively seeking to expand retail
availability by adding stores in Sarasota
County.
They have held samplings at a local
dive festival and recently won accolades
for the products at a wing festival.
Supermarkets are enthusiastic but await
retail response survey results.
With all new products there are always
set-up and production delays and costs.
Label design, quantity production and
bottling are expensive and require special
technical and marketing input.
But the Buehlers have already taken
seven years to get their first two season-
ings to the consumer and are confident in
the long term Cee Dawg Seasonings will
find a place in most kitchens.
"Get some DAWG on it" and "You'll be
bitten by the DAWG!" are just two of the
slogans these entrepreneurs think will
make their new seasonings hit the
national market in the very near future.
Their Web site, www.ceedawg.com,
carries more details about these Venice-
based seasonings.
businews@comcast.net


Dentist donates toward


mother's cure


BY ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST

Four years ago, Judy
Dibbs was diagnosed with
breast cancer and thought
she had received a death
sentence. Today, she is
renewing her battle against
recurrent metastatic breast
cancer, and that her fighting
attitude will give her many
more years.
The wonderful staff at
Tampa's H. Lee Moffitt
Cancer Center & Research
Institute, along with amaz-
ing advances in breast
cancer treatment, have
made this time possible, as
Dibbs believes she would
not be alive today if her
recurrence had happened
10 years ago.
Despite bad days, she
has tolerated her treat-
ments well, except for per-
iodic fatigue. Her quality
of life is good, enabling her
to drive, go out to lunch,


have house guests, babysit
and do limited guardian
work.
She is optimistic her
doctors will find the right
treatment to get her liver
under control, preventing
spread of the disease, but
she admits it is forcing her
to face reality even more
than in the past.
Optimistic as always,
she has setting new goals:
being around for her 45th
anniversary in 2010 and
seeing her youngest grand-
son reach 10 (he's 4 now).
Her son, Venice dentist
Elliott Dibbs, continues
his campaign to encour-
age breast cancer aware-
ness, and fundraising.
During October he con-
tributes 100 percent of the
exam and X-ray fees paid
by new patients to his
practice, Artistry in Smiles,
400 South Tamiami Trail,
to the American Cancer
Society.


With his mother and
their family, he will again
participate in the Amer-
ican Cancer Society's Mak-
ing Strides Against Breast
Cancer event in Tampa on
Oct. 25. Last year the fami-
ly team raised $8,000. For
2009 Judy has renamed it
"Dibbs on the Cure" with
the goal of breaking the
$10,000 mark.
Some of her fellow
breast cancer survivors,
including a man, have be-
come supportive friends.
"I feel very fortunate,"
she said. "All in all, life is
good."
To support the "Dibbs
on the Cure" team, which
has raised more than
$6,000 toward its $10,000
goal, go to www.drdibbs.
org or call 484-3581.
"Every dollar goes to re-
search and services for
cancer patients," Elliott
said.
businews@comcast.net


From law enforcement to island flair


ROGER BUTTON
COLUMNIST


In early November for-
mer Sarasota County Sher-
iff's Deputy Paula O'Brien
will open Sol-Surf, 133 W
Venice Ave., next to The
Islander.
The store will have an
island feel, with beach ap-
parel and accessories,
chairs, towels, sunscreen,
inflatables, and surf and
skim boards.
"I will have island jewel-
ry, sharks' teeth, shell
necklaces and earrings,"
said O'Brien.
Within the store will be
a kids corner with chil-
dren's apparel and sand
toys. Old Guys Rule appar-
el, sandals, lotions and
unique gifts will be avail-
able.
With island music in
the store, she wants cus-
tomers to feel like they are
somewhere unique on
Venice island.
From Sandusky, Ohio,
O'Brien came to Engle-
wood 20 years ago and has
run a beach store and
been a volunteer for Sun-
coast Humane Society;
she enjoys raising wildlife
orphans.
Her mom, Jean Hunker,
is retiring from Publix to
help in Sol-Surf, which will
be open 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
every day.
Helping cancer
victims
Cleaning for a Reason
Foundation helps women
while undergoing treat-
ment for cancer. Partner-
ing with it in this area is
Royal Maid Services of


Venice, 415 Commercial
Court.
The business opened in
1992 and was acquired
this year by Rod Seymour,
a policeman in the United
Kingdom for 30 years.
Royal Maid Services has
eight uniformed employ-
ees providing residential
cleaning services in South
Sarasota County. It is one
of 280 cleaning companies
in 31 states participating
in the Cleaning for a Rea-
son Foundation assisting
women with breast can-
cer.
'A Venice lady contact-
ed the foundation, they
advised us and we were
able to provide some free
home cleans," said Sey-
mour, who is setting up a
similar project depending
upon the woman's health.
Visit www.cleaningfor
areason.org or call 486-
1624.
SHS needs
volunteers
Suncoast Humane So-
ciety's Venice operation is
expanding into North
Port, reports Tom Henry,
assistant store manager. It
has acquired 4,000 square
feet at 14942 Tamiami
Trail, next to Pizza Hut and
anticipates opening the
beginning of next month.
The three-unit property
will be divided into a large
retail store with adjoining
receiving, processing and
office facilities.
'A generous benefactor
provided us with infra-
structure, shelving and
checkouts," said Henry.
The society is acquiring
a truck with a hydraulic
tailgate to accept dona-
tions and make deliveries.
For the thrift stores,
SHS accepts apparel, elec-
tronics, books, bric-a-brac
and seasonal items. It is
looking for volunteers for
the stores, which are open
Monday through Saturday
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For
pick-ups and deliveries,
call 480-9811.


BIZ BRIEFS
Chamber calendar
Network Lunch, Monday, Oct. 27,
11:45 a.m., Jacaranda West Country Club,
1901 Jacaranda Blvd.; RSVP to Charleen
Myers, 488-2236.
Realtor retreat
Premier Properties' luxury home spe-
cialists Marcia Salkin and Paulene Soublis
host a Realtor retreat Oct. 29 at their new-
est listing, The Lodge of Osprey Woods, 32
Blake Way, just south of The Oaks.
The retreat will include massages,
makeovers, golf instruction, food and


Food bank promo
This weekend Furni-
ture Warehouse, 550 Sea-
board Ave., off the bypass,
is partnering with All Faiths
Food Bank in a special
community promotion.
With a donation of four
cans of high-nutrition
food such as peanut but-
ter, beans, beef stew, veg-
etable and fruit, Furniture
Warehouse customers will
receive a discount voucher
valid toward the purchase
of new furniture. All Faiths
Food Bank of Sarasota and
DeSoto counties will be
the beneficiary of the
event, running from Oct.
24-27.
The organization dis-
tributes about 4 million
pounds of food annually,
equivalent to 246,000
meals per month through
its agency partners oper-
ating hunger-relief pro-
grams.
Furniture Warehouse
locations in Sarasota, Bra-
denton and Port Charlotte
will also be participating
in this promotion. Call
485-3211.
Sixtieth season
Nov. 3, when Nokomis
Groves, Albee Farm Road,
re-opens its store, marks
the family business' 60th
season.
In celebration it has a
special wicker basket
package with new items
including orange Tortuga
rum cake, candy, mar-
malade with orange hon-
ey, orange chocolate shells
and fruit.
The season starts with
navel oranges, Orlando
tangelos, tangerines, juice
oranges and red star ruby
grapefruit, said Brenda
Kemerer, vice president.
Store hours are 8 a.m.-
5:30 p.m. Monday through
Saturday. Call 488-4231.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Service
and product information in
this column should not be
taken as an endorsement of
the business.
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beverages, a showcase of luxury and exot-
ic automobiles and a fashion show.
Call 364-4000, ext. 325.
Han looks north
Dr. Qinghong Han, acupuncture phy-
sician, opened a new office in Ringling
Professional Center, 2831 Ringling Blvd.,
Suite 113-D, Sarasota, Oct. 1.
Han provides a combination of pain-
less acupuncture with cupping, herbal
combinations in a safe and relaxing envi-
ronment. Call 486-1555 in Venice or 587-
2282 in Sarasota.


Fun at the Expo


SUN PHOTOS BY ROGER BUTTON
Ed Benson, right, Sunrise Senior Living director of community relations, demonstrates to
visitors to the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce Expo how residents of Aston Gardens
at Pelican Pointe, Venice and The Fountains in Sarasota enjoy Wii gaming systems.


Blair Post, right, owner of
Contemporary Hearing, 523
South Tamiami Trail, dis-
cusses with Mike Wilson of
Englewood the benefits of
the state-of-the-art hearing
devices he supplies, at the
Venice Area Chamber of
Commerce Expo.


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SUN NEWSPAPERS 9A


OBITUARIES

Judith D. Martin
Judith Deanne Martin,
65, formerly ofVenice, Fla.,
passed away Monday, Oct.
20, 2008.
Judy was born March 1,
1943, in New Castle, Pa.,
graduated from Venice
High School in 1961 and
resided in Harrison, Tenn.
She was formerly employed
by the Sun Coast Media
Group, Police Hall of Fame
in North Port and the for-
mer Bel-Bree Diner. She
was also a member of the
Eastern Star.
Survivors include a son,
Joseph "J.C." Celli Jr., and a
daughter, Kimberly Celli of
Indiana; brothers William
T. Martin Jr. and David B.
Martin, both of Bessemer,
Pa.; and her beloved sis-
ter, Mary Eva Martin, of
Harrison, Tenn. Also sur-
viving are two nieces, a
nephew and six great-
nephews and great-nieces
ofVenice, Fla.
Services: Services will
be held in Harrison, Tenn.
Contributions: In lieu
of flowers, donations can
be made to TideWell
Hospice and Palliative
Care.

Maureen L. Moriarty
Maureen L. Moriarty
passed on Monday, Oct.
20, 2008, in Sarasota, Fla.,
after a courageous fight
with cancer surrounded
by her lifelong friends.
She was predeceased
by her brother, Michael
Moriarty, and parents,
John and Flora Moriarty
of Fairfield, Conn., and
Venice, Fla.
A graduate of Laurelton
Hall and the Newton
College of the Sacred Heart,
Maureen also did graduate
work at Georgetown Uni-
versity. She grew up in
Fairfield and later lived
in Washington, D.C., New
York City, Westport, Conn.,
Nokomis and Sarasota, Fla.
After a successful career
in the fashion industry
with Liz Claiborne, Gloria
Vanderbilt and Murjani
Jeans, Maureen pursued
studies in NewYork leading
to a second career as a
practicing psychotherapist.
After moving to Florida
she became active in the
competitive bridge world,
achieving the rank of


Silver Life Master of the
American Contract Bridge
League. She will always
be remembered for her
charm, wit and intellect.
Maureen is survived by
her brothers, John E
Moriarty III of Bangkok,
Thailand, and Robert E
Moriarty of Fairfield,
Conn., as well as many
nieces and nephews.
Services: A celebration
of her life will take place
from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.,
Oct. 25, in Sarasota, Fla.,
at Marina Jack, 2 Marina
Plaza, Sarasota Fla.
Contributions: Dona-
tions in her memory may
be made to the Wellness
Community of Southwest
Florida, 3900 Clark Road,
Sarasota, FL 34233.


OBITUARY
POLICY
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from funeral homes and
crematories only. There
is no charge for publish-
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death notice once. Full
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services and repeat
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subject to charges
based on their length.
Obituaries should be e-
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days and Fridays.
Obituary deadlines are
noon for faxes and 2
p.m. for e-mails the day
before publication. For
more information, call
(941) 207-1110.




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NOTICE OF MUNICIPAL

GENERAL ELECTION

NOTICE is hereby given that the City of Venice will hold its
Regular General Municipal Election on Tuesday, November 4,
2008, for the purpose of filling two, three-year terms for
Councilmember.

CANDIDATES:
Seat No. 1 Councilmember (3-Year Term)
John K. Moore (unopposed)

Seat No. 2 Councilmember (3-Year Term)
Emilio Carlesimo
Thomas C. "Kit" McKeon
John Emery Osmulski

POLLING PLACES:
Precinct 21 Cathedral of the Epiphany, 224 Harbor Drive North
Precinct 36 & 63 Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 800 Tamiami Trail S.
Precinct 45 Country Club Estates, 700 Waterway Drive
Precinct 61 Venetian Golf and River Club, 105 Pesaro Drive
Precinct 62 & 64 Church of the Nazarene, 1535 Venice Avenue E.
Precinct 88 Bay Indies, 950 Ridgewood Avenue
Precinct 89 Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Avenue S.
Precinct 130 Knights of Columbus, 512 Substation Road
Precinct 150 Waterford Sports Club, 1460 Gleneagles Drive

Early voting will be at Supervisor of Elections' offices beginning
Monday, October 20 and ending Sunday November 2, 2008. The
hours for weekdays are 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m., Saturdays from 9:00
a.m. 1:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

Absentee ballots can be requested by calling the Supervisor of
Elections office at 941.861.8600.

All registered voters in the City of Venice are urged to cast your
vote.

Publish: October 10 and 24, 2008


Fightingfires for nearly 60 years


HOWARD BEARSE
COLUMNIST


Since 1949, the Nokomis
Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment has been serving
the emergency needs of
the Nokomis community.
That's nearly 60 years of
service and protection for
our community.
We appreciate the sup-
port you have given us
with your dues and dona-
tions throughout the
years. It is an honor to
serve this community.
Your dues and dona-
tions are what make this
vital service possible.
Without your continued
support, however, we
may not be able to con-
tinue operating. Last year


only 50 percent of our cit-
izens paid dues.
The NokomisVolunteer
Fire Department serves
the area from Blackburn
Point Road to the north,
Casey Key to the west, to
the Venice city limits on
the south and east, mak-
ing up 21 square miles.
It's 200 miles of paved
roads, 50 miles of water-
ways, more than 12,000
homes and more than
1,000 businesses.
You, the property owner,
have a vested interest in
this fire department. Unlike
other volunteer fire depart-
ments that receive tax rev-
enues for operating from
their municipalities, there
are no fire taxes levied
from Sarasota County on
residents or businesses in
Nokomis. There is no
charge for emergency
medical services respons-
es from the Nokomis
Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment, though Sarasota
County Fire Department
does have an EMS fee for
the ambulance.
The Nokomis Volunteer
Fire Department operates


out of two fire stations.
The main station is at 111
Pavonia Road and the sec-
ond station is at 1930
North Tamiami Trail,
which is a shared facility
with Sarasota County Fire
Department Rescue 23.
Your volunteer firefight-
ers staff these stations with
a minimum of five state-
certified firefighter/emer-
gency medical technicians
24 hours a day, 365 days a
year.
The Nokomis Volunteer
Fire Department has 55
volunteers, 36 firefight-
er/EMTs, two firefighter
paramedics and 17 fire-
fighter/first responders.
Your Nokomis volun-
teers firefighters have
responded to 1,531 emer-
gency calls from Oct. 1,
2007, through Sept. 30,
which is our fiscal year.
This is an increase of 25
percent over last year. The
average response time is
less than four minutes to
all emergencies.
Your Nokomis volunteer
firefighters are well trained
- so well trained that over
the last year we have had 21


firefighters hired by depart-
ments in Lee County,
Sarasota County, Engle-
wood and North Port, to
name a few. Most of these
men and women come
back on their days off to
proudly serve and protect
the citizens of Nokomis.
Members realize that life
and property depend upon
the availability and effec-
tiveness of the Nokomis
Volunteer Fire Department
through your membership
dues and donations.
The Nokomis Volunteer
Fire Department's motto is
"Pride, commitment and
loyalty." Your dues and
donations are what keep
this department opera-
tional. Let's all work
together so we can operate
another 60 years.
We have all felt the
impact of the slumping
economy, but fire protec-
tion for less than 25 cents a
day is a bargain.
Thank you for your
continued support.

Howard Bearse is chief
of the Nokomis Volunteer
Fire Department.


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STAFF REPORT


Farley Funeral Homes and
Crematory has scheduled a bus
trip to Florida National Cemetery,
in Bushnell, Fla., in honor of veter-
ans and their families.
The trip will be on Thursday,
Nov. 6. There is no charge.
Reservations will be accepted on a
first-come, first-served basis.


Additional trip sponsors are
Addington's Florist (red roses for
graveside placement), All Around
Bus Charters (transportation),
Venice Memorial Gardens (U.S.
flags for graveside placement) and
Walmart in Osprey (lunch, snacks
and refreshments).
For more information or to make
a reservation, call Tanya Scotece,
licensed funeral director, 488-2291.


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31, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall, City of Venice,
401 West Venice Avenue, Venice, Florida, 34285. The purpose of the
workshop is for Morris-Depew Associates Inc. and city planning staff
members to facilitate a zoning code analysis workshop to examine the
existing zoning code provisions, land use definitions, options for
regulation of short-term rentals in single-family districts, multi-family
districts and non-residential commercial districts, implementation
strategies for such regulation, and anticipated outcomes based upon
policy options available.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend and public input
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this meeting nor will a verbatim record be prepared. Minutes will be
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10A
FRIDAY
OCT. 24,2008 SPORTS


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


GOLF RESULTS
JACARANDA WEST
COUNTRY CLUB
Oct. 10
Hole in One: Bob Reigeluth,
165-yard driver on No. 2.
Witnessed by Bruce Spottswood
and Bob Scherer.
Oct. 12
Sunday Couples (scramble):
Flight 1: 1. 58.3 John Dorso,
Sue Dorso, Becky Stewart, Tom
Stewart; 2. 60.3 Bud Weber,
Carolyn Wolf, Richard Paul,
Barb Paul; T3. 60.4 Ron
Springall, Sharon Springall,
Larry Littman, Vera Littman; T3.
60.4 Bruce Bergen, Vera
Bergen, Pam Reigeluth, Bob
Reigeluth. Flight 2: 1.56.2 -
Wally Melson, Emily Melson,
Bob Murawski, Sue Murawski; 2.
Bob Bickel, Jean Bickel, Don
Blem, Pat Blem; 3. Hank
Sonnabend, Cookie Sonnabend,
Joe Skrabak, Virginia Skrabak.
Closest to the pin Mens:
Hank Sonnabend, No. 8; #15
Richard Paul No. 15. Ladies:
Linda Bergen No. 2, Becky
Stewart No. 13.
Oct. 14
Jacaranda Jills (Texas scram-
ble): 1.36.1 Pat Griffith, Bru
Marawski, Connie Blum, Arlene
Goldberg; 2. 37.7 Sue
Kennedy, Edith Schultz, Kathy
Hartman, Pat Blem.
18 Hole Ladies (mini-ringer):
Flight 1: 1. Mary Ellen Snell
32.5; T2. Carolyn Wolf 35.5; T2.
Bobbie Scott 35.5. Flight 2: 1.
Gail Pederson 33.5; 2. Pam
Reigeluth 34.0; T3. Dee Rice
36.0; T3. Nancy Haughey 34.0.
Flight 3: 1. Mimi Christy 32.5; 2.
Eve Marino 33.0; 3. Anne
Sullivan 35.5.



SCOREBOARD

By the numbers
CHARLOTTE TARPONS
TEAM STATISTICS (avg. per game)
Charlotte Opp.
First downs 16 9
Rushes-yards 30-254 30-93
Passing 123 94
Comp-Att-Int 9-14-0 7-16-1
Punts-Avg. 2-29.7 2-32.2
Fumbles-lost 2-1 2-1
Penalties-yards 7-62 4-42
INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Passing
Comp Att Pct Int TD Yds Rtg
Midgett 52 8461.9 3 4 71690.1


Rushing
Bellamy
McClary
Receiving
Mut
McClary
Brantley
On Deck


Att Yds Avg TD
103 940 9.1 13
36 460 12.8 9


Rec Yds
19 254
14 147
8 139


Friday
VHS Football
Venice at Charlotte -
Saturday
VHS Cross Country


Avg TD
13.4 1
10.5 0
17.4 1


- 7:30 p.m.


Venice at Manatee Invitational


-8 a.m.


Venice comes back






to nip Fort Myers


BY TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR

As the jeers poured from the
stands at Fort Myers High
School, the Venice High School
volleyball team steadily clawed
their way to a 23-25, 25-20, 10-
25, 25-23, 15-13 come-from-
behind victory Thursday night.
Down two games to one and
trailing 17-9 in the fourth game,
sophomore Autumn Duyn
stepped to the service line. By
the time she was finished, the
Indians had tied the game at 18.
The burst allowed Venice to
steal game four on a 16-6 run.
"They were booing me
while I was serving, but I was
trying to block them out as
hard as I could," Duyn said. "I
didn't do it (alone); the whole
team had to play well so I
could get the serve back .... I
was thinking, 'I have to keep
getting these serves in. The
team's doing it for me so I have
to do it for them.'"
Venice (17-8) escaped one
of the more hostile environ-
ments they have faced in their
young careers. Head Coach
Brian Wheatley called it a
"breakthrough win."
"Even though this is the last
game of the regular season,
this is a breakthrough-type
win," he said. "Sometimes
they'll come to the bench, we'll
give them a little pep talk and
they're good for two or three
points, but that comeback
came from inside of them.
That's the passion that we've
been looking for all year."
Birthday present
The passion wasn't there
through the first three games.
Venice led 22-20 in game
one, but let it slip away as Fort
Myers' Marissa Marazzi and
Brittany Brinson tied it up with
back-to-back kills. An ace by
Jessica Potanovic put the
Green Wave on top for good.
Venice played from behind
for much of game two and
again took a 22-20 lead. This
time, however, Fort Myers
junior Emily Daniels put the
ball on the deck three times in
a row for the win. Daniels fin-
ished with a team-high 18 kills.


SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.com
Venice High School's Dorothy Rahal gets a dig as Emily Daniels looks
on during the Indians' loss to Berkeley Preparatory School Wednesday.
Rahal finished Thursday's win over Fort Myers High School with a
team-high 20 digs.


Game three was an utter
disaster. Venice trailed 7-5
before Fort Myers (19-3)
exploded with a 12-1 run.
Wheatley took his starters out
at 19-6 to make a point.
"I didn't feel like they were
giving the effort that we have
come to expect," he said. "The
(subs) that went in fought
hard. That's all that matters, is
you fight hard."
When the starters returned,
they took their first early lead. In
the first three games, Fort Myers
opened with leads of 4-1, 4-2
and 5-2. Venice opened game
four with a 3-1 lead. It wasn't
quite sustainable but Duyn,
with the help of middles Jillian
Allen's and Whitney Steranko's
four combined kills, led the
Indians back for the win.
The Indians opened game
five by matching their biggest
lead of the night at 8-3. Fort
Myers fought hard to close it to
14-13, but Allen wouldn't be
denied on her 17th birthday as
she picked up the winning kill.


Allen finished with 13 kills
and 14 digs, close behind
junior Dorothy Rahal with 17
kills and a team-high 20 digs.
Recap
Thursday's win comes on the
heels of Venice's second home
loss of this season. Berkeley
Preparatory School handed
Venice just their third loss at
home since September of 2001,
winning 25-16, 25-21,23-25,22-
25,15-8 Wednesday night.
Wheatley said he was
pleased with the way the
Indians fought back after find-
ing themselves down 2-0 in
games. Berkeley (21-2) is
ranked No. 1 in the state by
MaxPreps.com and has yet to
lose a match to a team from
Florida. Venice has twice taken
them to five games, the first
being for the Gator Town
Classic championship Sept. 13.
Top-seeded Venice hosts
the District 5A-12 champi-
onship tournament Monday.
tmiller@venicegondolier.com


SPORTS BRIEFS


Girls basketball tryouts
Tryouts for the Venice High School girls
basketball team will be held 3-6 p.m. Oct.
27-28 in theVHS South Gymnasium. Daily
preseason conditioning is currently being
held at VHS from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit www.
vhshoops.com for more information.
Fisk & Friends golf
Hall of Famers John Havlicek, Johnny
Bench, Al Kaline, Rich "Goose" Gossage,
Phil Esposito, Stan Mikita, Phil Niekro and
Ivan Lendl will be joining Carlton Fisk in
the inaugural Fisk & Friends Celebrity Golf
Classic Nov. 8 at the Founders Club in
Sarasota. Cost is $2,500 per foursome,
including a pre-event dinner Nov. 7.
Dinner tickets are available for $125 each.
All proceeds benefit The Florida Center.
For more information, call 371-8820, ext.
1800.
Drive for the opera
The Founders Club in Sarasota hosts a
charity golf tournament Nov. 10 to benefit
the Sarasota Opera. Cost is $325 per play-
er and includes lunch, goody bag, cocktail
reception, barbecue dinner, auction and a
second round of golf. Cost is $75 for din-
ner only.
Prizes include an 18-karat white gold,
sapphire and diamond necklace valued at
$51,000 for a hole in one on No. 2. For a
hole in one on No. 15, players win a two-
year lease on a Ford Mustang convertible
worth $15,000. The necklace is courtesy of
Mayors Jewelers, Sarasota. The car is cour-
tesy of Sarasota Ford.
YMCA basketball
Registration for youth basketball
leagues at the South County FamilyYMCA
runs Oct. 20-Nov. 20. Cost is $55 for mem-
bers and $75 for nonmembers. Leagues
are open to players in first through 12th
grade.
Skills tests at the YMCA gym are sched-
uled as follows:
* Grades one-four, Nov. 24, 6-7 p.m.
* Grades five-six, Nov. 24, 7-8 p.m.
* High school, Nov. 25, 6-7 p.m.
Each player will be placed on a team
and will have one practice and one game
per week. Practice begins Nov. 29 and
games begin Dec. 6.
Register on the Web at www.venice
ymca.com or visit the front desk.
Those interested in being volunteer
coaches, referees or scorekeepers should
call sports director Joe Welton at 492-9622,
ext. 131.
YMCA flag football
Registration for youth flag football
leagues at the South County FamilyYMCA
runs through Nov. 20. Cost is $55 for mem-
bers and $75 for nonmembers. Leagues
are open to players age 5-14.
Skills tests at Wellfield Park are sched-
uled for Nov. 29. Practice begins Dec. 1
and games begin Dec. 13.
Register on the Web at www.venice
ymca.com or visit the front desk.
Those interested in being volunteer
coaches or referees should call sports
director Joe Welton at 492-9622, ext. 131.


HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCOUTING REPORT



Venice's opponent this week: Charlotte


BY TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR


CHARLOTTE HIGH SCHOOL
District: 5A-11
Record: 6-0, 2-0 L
Mascot: Tarpons
Colors: Blue and Gold
Game time: Friday, 7:30 p.m. ,
Location: Tarpon Stadium
(Punta Gorda)
Television: CSS (Comcast channel 28
locally)
Radio: The Beach 98.9 FM

The much-anticipated clash of the
unbeatens is finally here.
Seventh-ranked Venice High School
(6-0, 2-0 in 5A-11) heads to Tarpon
Stadium Friday night to take on ninth-
ranked Charlotte High School (6-0, 2-0 in
5A-11) with the inside track to the district
title on the line.
A Charlotte win would all but guaran-
tee a district championship since the
Tarpons have already defeated 5A-11's
No. 3 team, Manatee High School. A
Venice win would go a long way toward
the same end, but the Indians are staring
at a matchup with Manatee directly fol-
lowing this week's battle.
Before the lights come on, let's take a
minute to meet the Tarpons.
Last year
The Tarpons finished last season 4-6,
but don't judge this team by what they did


last year. Charlotte started strong with a
37-3 win over Lemon Bay High School, but
wound up forfeiting that game. They were
4-2 before losing their final four games,
including losses to the district's No. 1 and
No. 2 teams, Venice and Manatee.
Charlotte played a host of underclass-
men in 2007, including a handful of fresh-
men. That experience is now paying big
dividends as the Tarpons are unbeaten
and on course for a postseason run.
Last week
Charlotte overcame a great deal of
adversity in their 37-17 win over North
Fort Myers High School Friday.
At halftime, the score was tied at 17
after quarterback Kyle Midgett (52-84,
716 yards, 4 TDs) went down with knee
and ankle injuries on the first offensive
series. Midgett returned in the second
half, leading the Tarpons to victory.
Charlotte was also without defensive
leader Brandon Ross, a senior middle
linebacker. Ross played just two downs
before aggravating an ankle injury suf-
fered against Manatee.
The Tarpons avoided an emotional let-
down after defeating Manatee 38-32 the
week before. They also avoided the pitfall
of looking ahead to this week's matchup
with Venice. Head coach Binky Waldrop
said his Tarpons were "lucky to get a win"
in what might have proved to be a trap
game.
How Charlotte can win
Balance is the name of the game.
Tailback Mike Bellamy, who is only a


sophomore, is a harder runner than
Venice has seen all year. Midgett is likely
the best quarterback the Indians will see
without a "V" on the side of his helmet.
The Indians have a lot of youth and
inexperience in the secondary, so it will
be up to Midgett to exploit that weakness
and open up the running game for
Bellamy. IfVenice is allowed to stack eight
in the box because the passing game isn't
working, Bellamy will be in trouble.
The Tarpons must also play bend-but-
don't-break defense. Dri Archer won't
wear anybody down with power running
and 30-40 carries a game. His specialty is
the home run. If Charlotte takes away
that home-run threat, they'll force Venice
to go to the air something they're very
capable of doing, but haven't had to do
much all year.
How Venice can win
The Indian defense has looked as
strong as any so far this year, but they
haven't faced an offense like this one.
Venice allows just 152 yards and 9.7
points per game, thanks in part to the
offense's ability to build early leads and
force the opponent to go to the air.
Charlotte is very comfortable throwing
the ball with veteran Midgett at the helm,
but they rely heavily on the running of
Bellamy. If Venice can build an early lead
and reduce the role of Bellamy, who aver-
ages 9.1 yards per carry and has 13 touch-
downs, they will have an easier time con-
taining this powerful offensive attack.
They'll need to, because the Indians won't
win in a shootout.


Offensively, Venice quarterback Trey
Burton has the ability to win the game
through the air, but he hasn't had to do it
yet. A high-pressure, regionally televised
road game with district championship
implications might be a difficult situation
for the young quarterback to shoulder the
load.
That's why the key to victory is Archer.
Venice's offensive line has a real size
advantage (again), and the senior tailback
will be gone if they can make room for him
to get to the second level. If the running
game can't get going, it's all on Burton.
Coachspeak
"It could come down to mistakes.
Turnovers could be big tomorrow night.
Special teams are going to be big tomor-
row night," said Waldrop. "On paper it
looks like it'll be a great football game,
Hopefully, somehow we can find a way to
come out on top."
The bottom line
This is Venice's first real test of the sea-
son. Charlotte has already played Manatee
and had a game with North Fort Myers to
tune up for this showdown. That, paired
with the fact that this is homecoming,
gives the Tarpons a big advantage.
That said, this Venice team looks better
than Manatee on both sides of the ball.
Waldrop was right: The team with the
fewest mistakes wins. Venice is too well
disciplined to let it get away.
Tripp's pick: Venice 28, Charlotte 27.


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Not that desperate for housing


Rerun. Here we go again in SouthVenice. People with
money are trying to build condos on the wetlands near
Shamrock Park. We don't need condos here. There are
numerous empty homes. This was shot down by the
people in South Venice once before; why do we have to
go through it again?


the overflow of larger jets
and planes go to those air-
ports and keep our airport
for flight schools, enjoy-
able flying for people who
own planes and for small,
quiet jets.


Still standing. I thank
you for the article about
the bus benches. I think
it's a great idea, and I can't
believe that they've never
had them before. People
work all day and they wait
out in the rain and have
to stand up after being on
their feet all day. That
would be a great idea just


to have some benches to
help.
Seven-percent solu-
tion. A recent poll indicat-
ed that only 7 percent of
the American public
thinks that we are headed
in the right direction.
Would it be possible for
the journalist who writes
the conservative opinion


for your newspaper to
please explain how these 7
percent of the people
think that the direction is
correct? And maybe she
could enlighten us on
what we are missing in
terms of evaluating where
the country is headed. I
think that would be a good
service for all of us.


Bugged. What is bug-
ging this Lang lady? Is she
jealous she doesn't have
her own plane? Seems like
there's other beautiful
places to live in Venice
other than where she lives.
The airport is very impor-
tant to Venice and should
be well taken care of. It
may be that Mrs. Lang is
really the hazard to Venice
rather than the airport.
The truth. There are a
number of Let'em Have It
callers who complain
about the Mary Kay Rup-
pel columns. I just want to
say, they can't take the
truth. I look forward to
every Mary Kay Ruppel
column.
Ridiculous. If we ex-
pect the federal govern-
ment to help businesses,
the least the city of Venice
could do is to encourage
our businesses here. Hav-
ing eight different depart-
ments review a permit to
put outside chairs and
tables at a restaurant, tak-
ing two weeks, is totally
asinine. It looks like we
have way too many regula-
tions and way too many
people enforcing them.
This is ridiculous.
EDITOR'S NOTE: In fact, the
Dream Cafe got its permit
quicker than that and is now
offering outdoor dining.
Keep her. Please keep
Mary Kay Ruppel as a
writer. It's so refreshing to
hear a conservative since
90 percent of the media is
leftist. I see the leftists are
at it again trying to take
away freedom of speech
from anyone who dis-
agrees with them.
Shelter them. Your
question about the bus
shelters: I say yes. People
would definitely ride if the
bus shelters, or at least the
benches, were available.
Flashed. I thought
flashing neon signs were
not permitted on store
front windows on West
Venice Avenue downtown.
There seems to be an
Asian restaurant at least
that has many flashing
neon lights. It's starting to
look tacky down there with
all the neon lights. I think
the city should enforce
code restrictions.
Protection needed.
SCAT needs to have shel-
ters at every bus stop. If
they're going to run a bus
line, then they need to
protect their people from
rain and the sun and red
ants.
Clear message. I'm re-
sponding about Sue Lang's
suggestions for the airport.
I think her suggestions are
very sensible. The last elec-
tion showed very clearly
that people want less
growth in Venice, keeping
high buildings away and
keeping the airport rea-
sonably small. I think there
are many ways that we
could profit from the air-
port. We should take over
the concessions to sell gas.
At the present time, any
plane that tanks up pays
us 5 cents a gallon, which
is not very much. We could
pay off the FAA in order to
redesignate nonaviation
land; therefore, the city
could collect rent from the
mobile homes and the
apartments across from
the airport. I think that we
could make absolutely
sure that future leases are
not sweetheart deals, and
therefore, we would profit
from the leases, rather
than having the tenants
turn around and release
the property for twice as
much as we were being
paid. I think her desire is to
keep the airport a nice size
in proportion to the size of
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Celebrating their golden anniversary, members of the
Bradenton-Sarasota Rose Society are preparing for the club's
50th annnual rose show, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
"It's really a beauty contest," Venice rosarian Latimer Farr
said about the show, which will be held at the John and Mable
Ringling Museum of Art. "Miss All American Beauty, Louise
Estes, Miss Mary and Hot Cocoa are some of the more than 500
contestants that will be vying for the title, Queen of the Show."
Rose growers will bring these beauties from all over the state,
he said.
In addition to the chow and competition, which will run
from 1-5 p.m. that Saturday, there will be guided tours of the
Mable Ringling Rose Garden, which last year was named the
Best Public Rose Garden in the United States.
'Admission to the rose garden is free," Farr said. "There will
be rose walks at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 3
p.m."
Also free are several lectures, he said.
The rose society is loaded with experts
who will share their knowledge at the
show.
"We have more Venice people than any
others," he said. "Our vice president is the
retired curator of Mable's Garden."
"Our society helps maintain and prune
Mable's Garden," Nokomis resident Bill Little
said. "It takes lots of volunteers. They show up
in late January to prune the roses. There
could be 200 people there working on J
the 1,500 rose plants.
Last year 1,450 people attended the
show, which was being held at the museum for
the first time.

Make a day of it
By purchasing museum tickets ($19 for
adults, $16 for seniors, $6 for teachers and
students) and/or enjoying lunch at the muse-
um's full-service Treviso restaurant within its visi-
tor center or at the newly opened Banyan Cafe,
which was recently enlarged and renovated,
visitors can spend the entire day at 5401 Bay
Shore Road. The new Banyan Cafe has an out-
door patio, indoor eating area and a new fami-
ly-oriented menu.
A plant sale will be held in the FSU/Asolo
parking lot, across the street from the museum.
"The roses will be offered at reduced prices and
there also will be cut flower for sale," Farr said.
Farr is an acknowledged expert and the author of
"The Southern Queen," considered by many to


Top left, Latimer C. Farr of Venice, author
of "The Southern Queen," a book about
roses, stands next to Jackmint 1261,
which he is testing for the Jackson &
Perkins Company.
Top right, Tuscan Sun is one of Bill Little's
favorite roses. It opens as an orange-hued
flower and changes to pink.
Middle right, Bride's Dream is one of
Latimer Farr's prize roses. .


be the premier book for
Florida rose growers. Books
will be available for sale at
the show, with all proceeds
going to the society.

Expert advice
"Roses are deciduous and bloom all
year here," Farr said. "Because our
roses do not get dormant here they
burn themselves out."
To cope with these conditions,
Farr suggests buying roses grafted
onto Fortuniana root stock. He said
that such plants will tend to be larger
because they can take up more water,
and they won't get nematodes, which
swell the roots and prevent food from
getting to the roses.
"If you see roots with knots in them,
that is a sign of nematodes," he said.
Farr said he waters his roses three times a
week and that 1 inch of water is adequate. He
keeps his roses in large plastic pots, which retain
water better than clay pots.
In preparation for the show, most of his plants were not
only roseless but budless in early October because Farr was
still debudding them to force the growth into five or six
possible entries that would become perfect rose speci-
mens on Nov. 8. Depending on the variety, that can take
40-60 days.
"Hybrid tea roses are what you want for Queen of
the Show," he said. "Theywill have 35-40 petals per
bloom."
i In addition to preparing for the rose show, Farr
is monitoring Jackmint 1261, a test rose, for the
Jackson & Perkins company.
"I grew it from a small plant," he said. "I test it,
write a report monthly and send information to
Please see ROSE, 2B


Bill Little of Nokomis,
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LIBRARY BRIEFS
Venice Public Library
300 S. Nokomis Avenue
Venice, Florida 34285
Great Decisions Group
The Great Decisions group
will meet at the Venice Library
on every Monday in October,
9:30-11:30 a.m. The focus will be
on national issues. On Oct. 27,
The Economy. All are welcome.
Refreshment provided by the
Friends of the Library.
Libraries closed
All Sarasota County libraries
will be closed on Friday, Oct. 24,
for the annual staff development
day. The libraries will reopen at
their regular times on Saturday
morning.
Lindbergh live
"Charles Lindbergh: The
Lone Eagle" will be presented
Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m., by
actor Steve Carroll in this criti-
cally acclaimed one-person per-
formance. Glimpse a personal
side to Lindy as Carroll paints a
living portrait of this famous
American. Reservations will be
taken at the Circulation desk or
call 861-1331. The Friends of the
Library generously supported


this event.


VPL film festival
Jim Orville is back for the 13th
season to produce and host the
Venice Public Library Film Fest-
ival on Thursday evenings in the
meeting room at 6 p.m. On Oct.
30, Michael Douglas is "The
American President" (1995) and
Annette Bening is the lobbyist
he is dating.
VPL video lectures
On Fridays in October, 2-3:30
p.m., VPL presents the second
half of the video lecture series on
The Age of Henry VIII, taught by
history professor Dale Hoak. No
registration necessary.
Political controversies
Controversies in American
Politics: Every other Tuesday at
the Venice Library through De-
cember, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Dis-
cussions will be led by retired
political science professor Stev-
en A. Shull on some of the con-
troversies, historical and contin-
uing, of our national political
institutions. Shull has been a
Fulbright Professor in Hong
Kong and Austria, and is the
author of more than 120 profes-


sional publications.
French Club
If you have a basic knowledge
of the French language and wish
to practice those skills, then you
are invited to attend weekly
meetings of the VPL French Club
Fridays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. No reg-
istration necessary. New mem-
bers are always welcome.
Gardening questions
Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-noon
bring your gardening questions
to library and receive help from
the experts of the Sarasota
County Extension Service.
Youth Services
DIAL-A-STORY: Dial 486-
2330 and enjoy a two-minute
fairy tale for children 5-10. The
story is changed every week.
Preschool Storytime: Tues-
days, 10-10:30 a.m. for indepen-
dent 3- to 5-year-olds.
Tot Time: Wednesdays, 9:30-
10:30 a.m. for infants to 3 years
old. Play with toys and then a
story time. Oct. 28 and 29: Hal-
loween fun -dress up.
After school fun
A variety of activities on


Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., for
ages 3-9. Oct. 28: Halloween fun
New books
1. "Being Christian: Exploring
Where You, God, and Life
Connect" by Stephen Arterbum
and John Shore (Bloomington,
Mn: Bethany House, 2008).
2. "A Funny Thing Happened
on the Way to the White House:
Humor, Blunders, and Other
Oddities from the Presidential
Campaign Trail" by Charles
Osgood (New York: Hyperion,
2008).
3. "Generation Text: Raising
Well-Adjusted Kids in an Age of
Instant Everything" by Michael
Osit (New York: AMACOM,
2008).
4. "Of Parrots and People: The
Sometimes Funny, Always Fas-
cinating, and Often Catastro-
phic Collision of Two Intelligent
Species" by Mira Tweti (New
York: Viking, 2008).
Jacaranda Library
4143 Woodmere Park Blvd
Venice, FL 34293
Chess Club
We don't care about your age,
we don't care about your skill


level, we just want to get togeth-
er and play chess. If you just
want to have fun, join us Sunday,
Oct. 26, 1-4:30 p.m.
Flu shots
Maxim Health Care is making
it easy to stay healthy. They are
bringing flu shots to the library
Monday, Oct 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Medicare B accepted.
Healthy living
Getting older does not have to
mean getting sicker. Discover
ways to keep mentally and phys-
ically well Tuesday, Oct. 28, 10-
11 a.m. Call 861-1270 to register.
Baby Rhyme
and Sign Time
This program, Tuesday, Oct. 28,
9:30-10:15 a.m., is geared toward
babies from infant to 18 months.
The 45-minute program will
include nursery rhymes, songs,
baby sign language, a book and
playtime. Space is limited. Older
siblings are welcome.
Movie Matinee
Before you think it's safe to go
back in the water, watch this
week's free movie, Tuesday, Oct.
28.


ROSE from Page 1B


them about every six months. It
takes about 2,000 roses to make
one to sell. I like this one so I am
going to recommend it."
How to win
Farr shared some of his
secrets to winning at shows.
"Louise Estes has won more
shows than any for me," he said.
"Country-wide, white roses with
a pink edge have done well."
Another secret involves play-
ing to the judges. If the chief
judge is a woman, white or pink
roses are more likely to win, he
said. If the chief judge is a man,
the winner is likely to be a red
rose.


"Women like yellow roses and
blends and men like red roses,"
Little said.
Bride's Dream is a pink rose
that Farr said has done well also.
"Elegant Beauty blows out
too fast," he said.
Moondance, a large white
rose, is another potential winner
according to Farr. So is Hot
Cocoa, which has a brownish
tinge.
He is watching a rose called
Touch of Lilac.
"If I can catch it just right, it
will be in the show."
For the garden
Farr considers St. Patrick the


best yellow rose for Florida gar-
dens.
"It will last as a cut flower for
two weeks," he said. "When I
want a bouquet for someone, I
use those."
When pruning his roses, he
cuts off about one-third of the
plant. In addition to pruning
after the danger of frost has
ended, Farr also prunes before a
hurricane.
"Fortuniana have shallow
roots, but there is no need to
stake them," he said.
"Double Knockout roses
need no spraying," he said. "It is
a new E-Z-care variety. Throw in
a little fertilizer once in a while."


Farr replaced all his roses
early this year.
Despite that, most of the
plants are now taller than he is
and would be loaded with
blooms had he not been so
actively debudding them in time
for the rose show.
One plant had some leaves
that were dotted with what
appeared to be perfectly round
holes.
"That is from a leaf cuter bee,"
he said. "All you can do is to
replace their nesting place and
spray for aphids."
Farr said the bees use their
tails to cut the holes in the leaves
and then use the leaf pieces for


nesting.
Wanting a "Wow factor" at the
front of his home, Farr selected
Moondance and a red rose with
silver edge named for Ronald
Reagan.
Little's roses also are kept in
pots around the outside of his
house and, because of the show,
had also been debudded for the
show when the photos on this
page were taken.
To see the newly crowned
"beauty queen," visit the rose
garden at the Ringling museum
Nov. 8.

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Haunted house
Date: Oct. 24, 25, 29, 30, 31
Time: 6-10 p.m.
Where: No.2 Nokomis Fire Dept., 111
Pavonia Road
Notes: This is the last haunted house
held at Nokomis Fire Department.
Nokomis Fire Department is not respon-
sible for any accidents or trauma that
may occur. Enter at your own risk.
Cost: Adults $7.50; children 5-10 $3.50;
kids under 5 are free with adult.
Call: 488-8855
YMCA award luncheon
RSVP: Oct. 24
Date: Oct. 29
Time: 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Where: Venice Yacht Club, 1330 Tarpon
Center Drive, Venice
Notes: Legacy of Leadership Luncheon
will honor Jeannette Hanchey, who with
her husband Herb helped start the
Venice YMCA.
Cost: $25
Call: 375-9104
Acrylics & Watercolor
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Where: Nokomis Community Center
activity room, 234 E. Nippino Trail,
Nokomis
Notes: Beginner and intermediate levels
welcome.
Cost: $20 per class
Call: 861-5000
Spaghetti benefit
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Where: Salvation Army, 1051 Albee Farm
Road, Venice
Notes: Spaghetti dinner includes mari-
nara or meat sauce, garlic bread, bever-
age and dessert. Proceeds to benefit Lora
Saleh, injured in hit-and-run on 1-75 in
July
Cost: $5
Call: 484-6227
InStride volunteer training
Where: InStride Equine Assisted
Therapy, 1621 Ranch Road, Nokomis
Notes: InStride Therapy needs volun-
teers. They will train them.
Call: 412-9333
E-mail: missy@instridetherapy.org
Coin Show
Date: Oct. 24-26
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday
Where: Sarasota Municipal Auditorium,
801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
Notes: Deals from across America offer
variety of coins, old paper money and
memorabilia for show and sale. Free
entry and parking. Some proceeds bene-
fit Sarasota and Manatee coin clubs.
Call: Frank Cox Productions, Sarasota,
954-0202
Deaf professional happy hour
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Sharky's On The Pier, 1600
Harbor Drive, Venice
Notes: SW Florida deaf professionals
meet for networking.
Link: keljud442@gmail.com
Shell craft class
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Where: Venice Gardens Civic Center, 406
Shamrock Blvd., Venice
Notes: Make a shell ensconced candle,
wine bottle holder; materials included.
Cost: $50
Call: 493-2276
Business success
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Women's Resource Center, 701
Center Road
Notes: Career adviser 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.
Nokomis Ave.


Notes: Basic knowledge of French
required; practices French conversation;
read French literature.
Toddler Tale Time
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Team South Pacific of the Florida ice skating group Tropical Spice On Ice won a Gold
Medal in San Francisco recently, topping five other teams from across the nation. Team
members include: Sally Paige, left, Marilyn Pagni, Kelly Paige, Nancy Schubert, Fran
Fein, Bob Evans, Mariann Baur, Carolyn Austin, Beverly Rienks, Jack Rienks and Linda
Spinale, kneeling, front.

Tropical Spice On Ice skates

for breast cancer awareness

On Saturday, Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m., Tropical Spice On Ice will
host an ice skating showcase at the Ellenton Ice & Sports
Skating Rink (Exit 224 off 1-75). Winning competition programs
by the team and individual TSI skaters will be featured. There is
no admission charge; however, donations for Sarasota
Memorial Hospital Breast Health Fund will be appreciated.
The team dedicates all its performances to breast cancer
awareness. Four members of this group have been affected by
this insidious disease. In memory of two team skaters who have
died from breast cancer, the team concentrates its fundraising
efforts to benefit the SMH Breast Health Fund. This fund is
available for local people who do not have the resources to
afford mammograms or breast cancer-related treatments.

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


Where: Jacaranda Library, 4143
Woodmere Park Blvd.
Notes: Toddlers ages 1-3 with parents or
caregiver. Space is limited.
Call: 861-5000
Computer questions
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Where: Jacaranda Public Library, 4143
Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice
Notes: Jack answers computer questions.
Call: 861-1270
Club food
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis Elks Lodge,
1021 Discovery Way, Nokomis
Notes: Lunch

Time: 5-7:30 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis Elks Lodge,
1021 Discovery Way, Nokomis
Notes: Music, dancing, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Halloween party Oct. 31, prize for best-
dressed, music by Celebration 6:30-
9:30 p.m.
Cost: Fish fry, $8
American Legion dance
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Where: American Legion, 1770 E. Venice
Ave.
Notes: Dinner dance
Call: 488-1157
Book discussion and support
Time: 10-11 a.m. through Dec. 19
Where: Goodwill GoodNeighbor Center-
Rialto; 652 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice
Notes: Discuss The Untethered Soul by
Michael Singer with a supportive group.
Free.
Call: 408-7442
Tappercise
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.
Where: Starz Choice Dance Academy,
348 S. Seaboard Ave., North Venice
Notes: Intermediate tap
Call: 408-0019


SATURDAY, OCT. 25
Saturday Market
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Myakka RV Resort, 1044 S.
Tamiami Trail, between North Port and
Venice
Notes: Fundraiser
Book signing
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Where: Circle Books, 478 John Ringling
Blvd., St. Armands Circle, Sarasota
Notes: Sarasota author Ward Larson will
sign copies of his new book, "Stealing


Trinity," the follow-up to his award-win-
ning work, "The Perfect Assassin." The
new book is an intense tale of interna-
tional espionage, published by
Oceanview.
Call: 388-2850
Holiday Bazaar
Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Bella Vita, 1420 E. Venice Ave.
Notes: Annual Holiday Bazaar, open to
public, vintage jewelry, artwork, fashion
and more.
Call: 485-1196
Suncoast Humane Society/
Thrift Store
Where: 656 S. Tamiami Trail, The Rialto,
Venice
Notes: A 51 percent sale on donated
merchandise to help care for our ani-
mals at Animal Care Center in
Englewood; meet animals seeking a "fur-
ever" home.
Call: 480-9811
Dance
Time: 7-10 p.m.
Where: Country Club Estates, 700
Waterway, Venice
Notes: BYOB, dance to music of LaCroix,
reservations needed
Cost: $7
Call: 488-5341
Venice Farmer's Market
Time: 8 a.m.-noon
Where: Venice YMCA, 701 Center Road,
Venice
Notes: The Venice Farmer's Market is
coming to the YMCA for one weekend
only. Enjoy the market, participate in
pumpkin decorating, a costume
exchange and other Fall fun.
Call: 492-9622
Link: www.veniceymca.org
Photography Walk/Tour
Time: 9 a.m.
Where: Oscar Scherer State Park
Notes: Photography Walk by Chuck
Mason; Friends of the Legacy Trail vol-
unteers will lead a tour of the trail on
bicycle at 11 a.m.
Link: legacytrailfriends.org
Howl-o-ween dog contest
Time: 10 a.m.
Where: Five Point Park in downtown
Sarasota
Notes: Humane Society of Sarasota
County 11th annual dog costume con-
test and parade.
Cost: $10 per dog, proceeds benefit
Humane Society.
Call: 955-4131, ext. 121
Link: www.hssc.org


Halloween costume dance
Time: 5-10 p.m.
Where: VFW Post 8118, 832 E. Venice
Ave., Venice
Notes: Dinner, 5-7 p.m.; dance and cos-
tume contest 7-10 p.m.
Cost: $5 Witches stew donation
(dinner)
Call: 484-8118

Fall Festival
Time: 2-8 p.m.
Where: Salvation Army, 1051 Albee Farm
Road, Venice
Notes: Hay ride, costume and pumpkin
carving contest
Cost: Nonperishable food item.
Call: 484-6227
Venice Democratic Club
Time: 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Where: Naar Hall, 620 Shamrock Blvd.,
Venice
Notes: The Rev. Suzanne Navian, of
Universalist Unitarian Church, speaks
about Amendment 2 at this monthly
meeting.
Call: 918-4860
Link: www.venicedemocrats.org
Vee on Venice TV
Time: 5 p.m.
Where: Channel 21
Notes: Topic: YMCA Legacy in
Leadership Award to Jeanette Hanchey
Flokstra

Time: 5:30 p.m.
Where: Channel 21
Notes: Topic: Image consultant make-
over magic, part 1
Holiday shopping event
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Nokomis Community Center,
234 Nippino Trail, Nokomis
Notes: One Stop Shopping event spon-
sored by Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority is
planned where more than 20 home
party plan and crafts representatives
will display their wares. Baked goods,
door prizes and drawings will be avail-
able; lunch will be served. Sorority
donates to Sarasota and Charlotte
County charities, such as Pregnancy
Solutions and For the Love of Kids; also
donates to Relay for Life and other
causes.
Call: 488-7321
Halloween Spooktacular
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 of Venice Old & New."
Call: 366-7970
Fall rummage sale
Time: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis Women's Club,
200 N. Harbor drive, Venice
Notes: Proceeds go to community ser-
vice, scholarships and club projects.
Call: 486-1253
Festival
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;
business and nonprofit information
available and door prizes, raffles and
refreshments.
Call: 497-3098
Feral cat day
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 in this "Trap,
neuter, release" program. Sponsored by
Venice Cat Coalition, Key West Cat
Society, Feral Friends and The Cat
House.
Cost: $25 to register
Call: 445-4322
Link: www.keywestcatsociety.com
Thrill the World fundraiser
Time: 2 p.m.
Where: Manatee Community College-
Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail
Notes: MCC students, faculty and staff,
dressed as zombies, will dance to
Michael Jackson's "Thriller." Proceeds
from the event, sponsored by Pop
Culture Club, will benefit Safe Place and
Rape Crisis Center in Sarasota.
Call: 312-3476
Link: mccfl.edu/Maps
Habitat for Humanity meeting
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Shamrock Park, Venice


Notes: Face painting, balloon animals
and Florida Wildlife Center will be there
and all will celebrate Habitat's success
and the accomplishments of the fami-
lies. Bogey's Restaurant is sponsor. Free.
Call: 493-6606




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Aside from skin irritation
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these tiny insects are also hosts
to tapeworms, which can infect
both pets and children.
Fleas are common during
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which repels and kills fleas in as
little as one hour.
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of eggs and larvae for up to nine
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cats against adult fleas for up to
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around your house or yard with
an insect growth regulator.
TriForce, which also controls
ticks and mosquitoes, is avail-
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supply centers. For more infor-
mation, call (877) 734-7565 or
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P.O. Box 1165, Venice, FL 34284-1165
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Owner's Statement
I hereby agree that my participation in the Annual Venice Christmas Boat Parade of Lights is voluntary and at my own risk. I further
agree to indemnify and hold fully harmless Venice Christmas Boat Parade, Inc., local, state, and federal government agencies,
including their directors, officers, employees and agents, from any personal injury or property damage which I, my vessel, or my
passengers may cause in any way, or which may be occasioned by me or those on my vessel as a result of my participating in the
subject Annual Christmas Boat Parade of Lights. I certify that I have a current policy providing hull, liability, property damage, and
personal injury insurance on the boat I have entered on this application and that I have an operative VHF radio on board. I under-
stand that the boat owner or skipper MUST attend the "Skipper's Meeting" scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM on Wednesday,
December 3rd, at the Venice City Hall Council Chambers. Attendance at the "Skipper's Meeting" is mandatory and cannot be
waived. I agree to comply with all Venice Christmas Boat Parade rules and U.S. Coast Guard Safety Standards in the operation and
navigation of my boat sailing to, during the Parade sailing procession, and returning to the boat's home port.


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To fend offfears, dish up comfort food


THE REV. SUZANNE NAZIAN
GUEST COLUMNIST


Newscasters are reporting
that people who are frightened
by the economic downturn are
giving themselves treats to boost
their spirits. An expensive cup of
coffee or a massage are typical
choices. I confess to liking them
both. Congregations are not
immune from financial fears
these days either. Maybe a con-
gregational latte is what some of
us need.
In fact, I've found that some-
times a little treat does workwon-


ders. It's not so much that it feels
good or tastes good that matters.
What matters is that it's out of the
ordinary; something different
and maybe rich with possibilities.
It's something we can offer our-
selves. I think we tend to get what
we're looking for.
So, it being a Monday morn-
ing and all, and there being no
suitable breakfast food in the
refrigerator, I headed up Venice
Avenue to a restaurant I'd heard
of called Flapjacks. Its name
appealed, even though I'd never
been there. Now, normally a
more or less surlywaitress serves
up whatever I order, I eat and it's
done; on to more ministerial
pursuits.
Not this Monday morning. I
went in hungry, for comfort as
much as for food, knowing only
that I needed the latter. It's a
beckoning place, a storefront in a
small shopping center with lots
of cars in the lot-that sort of y'all
come welcoming quality that
local restaurants have. "Would
you like coffee?" the waitress said


as I seated myself. "Yes, please', I
said and meant it. I do like coffee,
and it was good. I ordered an
atypical breakfast comfort
food I discovered later eggs,
bacon, toast and grits. For a
Southerner that's comfort with a
capital "C." Few people here
know how to cook grits. I could've
ordered something more sophis-
ticated and no doubt healthier,
but that was my first clue. I need-
ed comfort. The stock market's
not been good to us lately.
The waitress actually talked to
me. She asked how my day was
and how it might be. I told her
this was the best breakfast I'd
had in this city. Pleased, she told
me about how the chef came in
at 3 a.m. to make everything
from scratch. Not many people
do that anymore either. I felt
grateful for the one who pro-
duced my food.
I noticed what must have
been a regular, reading her novel
while sipping coffee. There was a
Mama whose son had just
arrived hungry. Outside there


was a couple with a gorgeous
dog enjoying the sunny Florida
morning. It was all right to linger.
The waitress' manner made
me recall a piece by the Rev. Meg
Barnhouse. Meg's a minister and
a writer. It's our job, she says -
as parents, as grandparents, as
caregivers and ministers to
dish up comfort when things get
tough. But for us, for any of us, to
be able to bring the comfort of
the spirit to the table, it's neces-
sary for us to be nurtured as well.
No good can come to us or any-
one else from an empty soul.
Sometimes it's not just talking to
God that fills us but also it can be
talking to a nice waitress in a
sacred kitchen. So, thanks. I'll be
back, maybe after a massage.

Nazian is minister of the
Unitarian Universalist
Congregation of Venice. She can
be reached at uucov@verizon.net.
Meg Barnhouse's book is titled
"The Best of Radio Free Bubba"
and is available in bookstores
and online.


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 reformu.com.
* Couples Helping Couples
meets 7:30 to 9 p.m., Fridays,
at South Venice Christian
Church, 2390 Seaboard Ave.
An anonymous 12-step pro-
gram for all couples. No 12-
step experience necessary.
Call 475-8535 or 492-9547 or
visit www.recovering-couples.
org.


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


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


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


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


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

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


St. Mark's Episcopal Church ofh .an
508 Rlvlcra SteVenice (2bMksbehind Vence eglo~n lMed/ilCengr
Saturday 5:00 p.m. Holy Communion
Sunday 8:00 a.m. Holy Communion
10:00 a.m. Holy Communion (with nursery)
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion & Healing Service
The Rev. Christopher N. Gray, Rector The Rev. James Puryear, Assoc. Rector
Visit us on the web at: stmarksvenice.org



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


Attention Single Parents and Widows..

Bring your car in for

a FREE oil change and O

maintenance check!

Sunday, October 26, 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Driver-ins are welcome however, if you make an
appointment you won't have to wait!
Contact Kay & Sarah Bolton at 941-423-6043
(Call between 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.)

Location:
Pit Stop Auto Repair Shop
S 913 Business 41, Venice Island
(just north of the circus bridge)

SSponsored by
Grace Community Bible Church


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., 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


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"




4?NewLife
COMMUNITY CENTER
home of fltew t4A Assembly of Cod
5800 Taamami Trail South, Venice 34293
www.newlfevenicefl.org 941-493-0775

Sun. 10:30 am. m Wed. 700 p.m. Ful calendar online
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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



We can help heal the
Planet! Find out how.
Kids Creating Community:
Caring for our Planet from
an interfaith Perspective
This program is open to all.
Join us on October 26th at
12:30 PM for a free lunch. The
Children's program and Adult
seminar begin at 1:15 PM. A range
from Oscar Scherer State Park and
Lisa Rhodin from Myakka State Park will speak on the
environment. Lisa will be acompanied by
RC live birds. Children's crafts will begin at
2 PM. This program takes place at the
JCV. For more information call
941-484-2022 or 941-493-6741.
A collaboration of: The Jewish centerof Venice,
S The Venice United Church of Christ and
TheHo/ly Spirt Orthodox Church
Jewish Center of Vernice
600 NorthAuburn Road Venice, FI34292
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BRIEFS from Page 6B
Conference
The Diocese ofVenice hosts
its 2008 Bilingual Catholic
Charismatic Conference,
Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, at St.
Charles Borromeo Catholic
Church, 215 Augusta Ave.,
Port Charlotte, for individ-
ual and community spiritu-
al renewal. Fee: $15. For
details, download a flyer
and registration form at
www.dioceseofvenice.
org or call 863-699-9395
(English) or 941-323-2687
(Spanish).
KCC interfaith
program
Kids Creating Community
- Caring About Our Planet
From An Interfaith Per-
spective 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 four through
12, Oct. 26 and Nov. 23 at
various times and loca-
tions in the area. Crafts
and learning activities.
Children and adults free
for one or all four events.
For times and locations
and program schedule, go
to www.jewishcenterof
venice.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
* ABC Sale (A-Art, wall
hangings and pictures; B-
Books; C-CD music and
DVDs) to benefit the
Church Building Fund,
9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 7.
* Seven-week series on care-
giving discussing health-
related issues with guest
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.
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, dec-
orate a cookie and watch
Charlie Brown's "The Great
Pumpkin." Pizza and bev-
erage. Donation of $2 per
person or $5 per family.
RSVP to Margie Radefeld
at 493-0018
* Pumpkin Festival for
children from 3 to 5 p.m.,
Sunday, Oct. 26, at Grace
United Methodist Church,
400 E. Field Ave. Carnival
games in the pumpkin
patch, homemade pies
and breads will be sold.
* "Trunk-or-Treat," an
event where children have
a safe environment to fill
their bags with goodies
from decorated trunks and
tailgates, 4 to 6 p.m. Friday,
Oct. 31 in the parking lot of
First Baptist Church, 312
Miami Ave. Games and
hayrides 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 and open
to public. 488-2258


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Healing
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presents Taking Hold of
God's Vision for Healing at
7 p.m., the first and third
Tuesdays of the month, at
South Venice Christian
Church, 2390 Seaboard
Ave. Call 493-0775 or visit
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Trinity Presbyterian
Church, 4365 State Road
776,493-0018
* Free Thanksgiving Dinner
with all the trimmings from
noon to 3 p.m. Thursday,
Nov. 27; open to residents
of Venice, Nokomis and
Laurel along with mem-
bers of Trinity Presbyterian.
Reservations required by
calling church.
* A LifeChoice meeting
gathers at 7 p.m. Wednes-
days; a biblically-based
program to help those
who struggle with any
form of destructive behav-
ior, from drug abuse to
overeating, alcoholism to
compulsive spending. Free
and open to public.
* A special communion
service and All Saints' Day
brunch at 10 a.m. Sunday,
Nov. 2, at the church, will
honor the saints who have
died over the past year.
Suggested donation for
brunch: $4 per person. Call
church for reservations.


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Favorite sacred and sec-
ular songs such as "You'll
Never Walk Alone" and
"Amazing Grace" will be
performed by mezzo-
soprano, Sarah Rideout
Slight, at 3 p.m. Sunday,
Nov. 2, at the Grace United
Methodist Church, 400
Field Ave. E., Venice. The
benefit concert will be
dedicated to all those who
have survived the storms
of life, but especially to the
survivors of Hurricane Ike
on Galveston Island.
Dr. Slight holds a doc-
torate in vocal perfor-
mance from the Florida
State University and has
sung widely with orches-
tras and opera companies
in the Southeastern
United States. She taught
voice and diction at the
University of Alabama and
was chairman of the voice
department at Houston
Baptist University before
retiring to Venice in 1994.
She will be accompanied


PHOTO COURTESY
OF SARAH SLIGHT
Mezzo-soprano Sarah Slight
will perform a benefit concert
for hurricane survivors on
Nov. 2.
by the acclaimed accom-
panist, Mary Jeanne


Moorman. Gene Hodges,
organist and director of
traditional music at Grace
United Methodist, will also
be featured.
The concert is free, but
a free-will offering will
be taken and directed to
the United Methodist
Committee on Relief.



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My grandchildren


The board members for the Jacaranda Women's Club for the
2008-2009 year are from left, Helen Francis, Betty Bueter, Gail COURTESY OFVENICE LIONS CLUB
Sander, Dorothy Hassler, Connie Cahill, Pat O'Neill and Lorette
Richard. Seated in front are from left, Kay Leogrande, Kim The Venice Lions Club will hold its annual Halloween Parade
Stephens and Connie Tocco. This group meets monthly for on Friday, Oct. 31, with Venice MainStreet merchants open for
lunch and participates in worthwhile service projects like trick or treating. The assembly area will be in the east end of
Toys for Tots. Each month the group brings in an interesting the parking lot (Nokomis and Venice Avenues) starting at 3:30


p.m. The parade will start at 4 p.m. and proceed up West
Venice Avenue to Nassau Street for pre-school and kinder-
garten children and to Harbor Drive for first- through fifth-
graders. Following the parade, the children can go trick or
treating on the avenues until 7 p.m. For information, call Lion
Gary Beck at 408-1762; Lions Club office 486-6065 (weekdays
9 a.m.-4 p.m.) or the MainStreet representative at 484-6722.


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tion, grandchildren and
club photographs with
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Attn: Photo Album, 200
E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL
34285.


Left, the Venice Lions Club
held its Ninth Annual Charity
Golf tournament at Jaca-
randa West Country Club on
Saturday, Oct. 18. Players
enjoyed a day of golf starting
with breakfast and finishing
with a grand buffet lunch.
Pictured are the winning
team, low net, from left, Steve
Beechy, Troy Johnson,
Rosemary Christensen, Jake
Johnson and Barbara
McGillicuddy.


Clayton Canham from Venice now lives in Germany with his
parents Samuel and Jessica Canham. Clayton's daddy is
going to Iraq for 15 months in November. Clayton's grand-
mother, Lisa Saucier of Venice, misses them a lot.

My vacation


PHOTOS COURTESY OFTHE
VENICE LIONS CLUB
Left, winning team, low
gross, from left are Andy
DeVries, Rich Patete, Dr.
Michael Patete, David
Capasso with President
Barbara McGillicuddy and
Past President Rosemary
Christensen in Lions
vests.There were many door
prizes as well as special
awards for team and individ-
ual winners. One hundred
percent of the funds raised
will be distributed to various
charitable organizations and
projects through the Venice
Lions Club.


Joyce McCaffrey, proprietor of Serenity Eyewear Boutique in
Venice, recently sponsored the 9/11 commemoration event PHOTO COURTESY OF DOROTHY MOH
recognizing the Nokomis Volunteer Fire Department at the
Venice Young Professionals meeting. Pictured from left are Bob Lamberty retired Oct. 1 after working 27 years in the pro
Chief Howard Bearse, Capt. Dave White, firefighter Marc shop at the Bird Bay Golf Course in Venice. The ladies league
Maiure, McCaffrey and Kathi Cellura. held a special luncheon in his honor on his last day of work.

My volunteer work


PHOTO CUHIRTESY OF ICHARD HULMES
Richard Holmes took this photo when he and his wife, Katey,
were visiting the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York
this fall. The conductor, T.R. Remsen, and the 1920s vintatge
train are part of the Upper Hudson River Railroad in North
Creek, N.Y.

My pet


PHOTO COURTESY OF BARBARA O'NEIL SORRENTINO
Barbara O'Neil Sorrentino caught LuLu in a pile of pumpkins.

Congratulations


From left, Frankie Williamson, Joy Klapp, Marg Johnson, Maryann Forsberg,
the Rev. Keran Olm-Stoelting, Linda Leveque, Wanda Mink and Arletta Slocum
admire some of the hundreds of baskets from last year's Theme Basket
Auction held at Venice United Church of Christ, 620 Shamrock Blvd., Venice.
This year's auction will be held Nov. 8 from 9 to 11 a.m.


PHOTO COURTESY OF JUDY WINKELMANN
Venice Area Board of Realtors members Judy
Winkelmann and Sandra Adkins-Pertz pack
donataions for victims of Hurricane Ike in
Galveston, Texas.


PHOTO COURTESY OF DIANE JENKINS
Mildred Schultz, seated, recently celebrated her 90th birthday
with a group of friends from Waterside Village. From left are,
kneeling, Edy Tonkin, Marilyn Mack, Dorothy Carruth, Carol
Arvidson, Glory McAneny, Barbara Miller, Amy Ratcliffe and
Diane Jenkins.


My club


speaker.






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Renovated Golden Beach home for sale


BY KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR

S ince renovations began
in 2002, a home on
Mahon Drive in Golden
Beach has been transformed.
It was recently listed with
Re/Max Alliance Group Real-
tors Kim Stephens and
Lorette Richard.
In addition to being updat-
ed to current style and stan-
dards, the house is probably
50 percent larger. There is a
new lap pool and new larger
lanai plus new tropical land-
scaping. Serving as the finish-
ing touch to the pool and
lanai area is a detached 15-
foot by 15-foot bedroom with
two sets of sliding glass doors
and its own air-conditioning


system. The main house has
zoned systems. A shed
beyond the new bedroom
building offers additional
storage.
The main part of the house
was expanded by adding on
across the back to create a
new larger master bath and
new large walk-in closet for
the master suite. The former
living room was enclosed
with pocket glass-paneled
doors to create an office but it
would also work as extra
sleeping space for overnight
guests.
To the side of the house
behind the attached two-car
garage, a new enlarged dining
area and great room was cre-
ated, with fireplace at one
end and plenty of glass to


take advantage of the lush
new landscaping, which
includes a side yard with
fountain feature.
The kitchen was extended
and the wall between it and
the dining area was covered
with built-in storage for china
and crystal plus additional
decorative items. Within the
white and bright kitchen are
white Corian counters, glass
doors on cabinets and newer
appliances including a stack-
able washer/dryer in a new


separate laundry space.
Large tiles throughout the
house visually expand the
enlarged space.
The new 10-foot by 28-foot
lap pool is a blue jewel set
within the white cool-deck
surface of the lanai and pool
area. Also white is the pool
cage, which is framed by full-
sized cabbage palms under-
planted with low growing
tropicals.
Listed for $599,900, the
house can be seen at an open


house on Sunday, Oct. 26,
from 1-4 p.m. or at other
times by appointment. Call
Stephens at (941) 308-4613 or
486-8686. Call Richard at 650-
8425 or 486-8686.

kcool@venicegondolier.com




Below, a fireplace and extensive
views of the outside enhance the
great room space.


Plenty of new storage space was created with the expansion and renovation
of an older home on Mahon Drive in Venice.


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1022 ENGLEWOOD
FOR SALE

*OWNER WILL FINANCE
Sm down, problem cr OK.
3br/lba, Granite, Tile,
Maple, SS appl.
Englw/PC $750/mo
Owner 941-268-4921
711 Boundary Blvd .
Huge 4/2/2 w/pool Over-
sized lot $289K
248 Medalist Rd. Brand
New 3/2/2 Pool Home
abuts Golf Course $310K
207 Rotonda Blvd.
Newer Huge 5 Bedroom
Pool Home $330K
Terry Long
941-830-2347
RE/MAX Bayside.
8 Par View Rd. 3/2/2
Pool home in Long Mead-
ow $198K
103 Mark Twain Ln.
3/2/2 Fam Rm & Huge
lanai $188K
48 Bunker Circle
Huge 3/2/2 pool home
on Golf Course $244K
47 Sportsman Lane.
Huge 3/2/2 Pool Home
on Canal $259K
Terry Long
941-830-2347
RE/MAX Bayside
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1022 ENGLEWOOD
FOR SALE

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Builder's Model 3/2/2
$129,900 1311sf
12542 Gulfstream Blvd.
Coastal Living Realty.
941-685-3930
www.newenglewoodhomes.com
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

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1024 NORTH PORT

$1000 Dn-$12,500-
$200/mo
Owner Fin-Harbor Cove-
NP 2B/1B Furn-Mobile
Hm Beautiful 55+ Water-
frnt Park Lot rent not Incl-
941-423-1225


OWNER FINANCING!!!
6 Mos. No interest or
take $10K At Closing.
Like New 3br/2ba,
Garage, big shed,
fenced yard, walk in
closet, grannite.
NOW!!! $115,000
Call (941)716-0040
4/2/2 Canal Front, Built
'01, Near Toledo Blade.
$175,000. Make offer
Investment RIty 492-5050
Approved Short Sale
Price! Gated Country Club
Only few left!! 4/3/3
Pool/Spa Tile, Granite,
and more! $365K Marni
941-518-2354
LAST NEW HOME ON
WATER & GOLF COURSE
BEAUTIFUL!
3BR/3CG/pool/spa w
Granite & stainless stl
appliances in Heron
Creek Golf & Country
Club $363,900 MAKE
ME AN OFFER CALL JOY
941-209-9359
Lease Option. No Down.
No Qualifying. 3560
Elyton or 6867 Ketona
941-3304979
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No Qualify, $8K dn, 2006,
3/2/2, 2,359 sf.,
$1,028. mo. immed. pos-
session. 602-930-0845

1025 PT CHARLOTTE
FOR SALE

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

Adorable 3/1/CP, in
town close to every-
thing, great starter or
retirement home $65K
941-628-0251

FSBO single family one
story home @ 3538 Pine-
tree St. 3BR, 2BA,
attached garage,
$280,000.315-685-1248


1025 PT CHARLOTTE
FOR SALE

GREAT OPPORTUNITY
3/2/2, great area, unbe-
lievably low price. Must
see! Call 941-276-8694.

Lakefront Deep Creek
** Owner Financing**
3/2/2 w/195' on water.
New carpet, Seer 16
A/C, solar hot water,
vault. ceil., skylites, Hurr.
shutters. $189,900.
(941)-627-4177

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


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SOUTH VENICE
FOR SALE

BY OWNER, 3BR/3BA,
totally renovated in 2006,
new AC, new roof,
$129,900. 735 West Baf-
fin Dr. (941)-492-9263

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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 .
941-809-8911

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$119000
888-213-2104

1029 SARASOTA FOR
SALE

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$119000
888-213-2104

1030 WATERFRONT
HOMES

5 mins. to harbor, new
roof & seawall, 2BR/
2BA, den, 211 Palmetto
Cir. 33952. $172K.
(941)-628-4746

Custom 4/3.5/2.5 sail-
boat, pool, 3,800 sf. P.C.
beach 100' seawall, 3
min. to Harbor, hosp.,
$755K, (850)-567-7978

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

Port Charlotte, 2/2/1,
Dock, Waterway to Bay.
New CHA. Rooms Newly
Painted. Nice Area! Lake-
view. $159,900. (610)-
381-4354

1040 CONDOS/VILLAS
FOR SALE

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


1040 CONDOS/VILLAS
FOR SALE

Birdbayrealty.com
In Bird Bay Village
In City Limits of Venice
Golf, Tennis, Pools,
Clubhouse
PRICES DOWN TO
3 ConvJ2 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/Deck/Lake $199,999
1/1 Corner Condo $85,000
2 ConvJ2 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
2/2 Waterside $204,500
3 ConvJ 2b Lakeside $SOLD
2/24 Plex Condo $SOLD
Call For Full Inventory
730 US-41 By-Pass N.,
Venice, FL 34285
(941)485-4804 or
1-800-464-8497

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844 Bayport Cr 2/2/1
55+ Low fees. A++ Cond
FSBO Price Reduced!
$155,000 941-964-0410

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Last 2 Units-
2 Bedrooms + Den,
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Close-Out Price-
$179,900.
+ Incentives
Visit Our Model at
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888-213-2104

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1090 MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE

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

VENICE RANCH
12x56 2/1 Asking $3500
Furnished.
24x48 2/2 Asking $15K
Furnished.
55+ Comm. NO PETS.
Others to choose.
www.veniceranch.com
Dick or Steve
941-488-5672

1120 WANTEDTO 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

Venice, 3/2/2
$1200 mo. 100% rent
credit towards purchase.
(941)-374-2562

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


rets. 21320zu Brinson ,t, li
$59,000. 941-587-8572 "2/2 waterview ofke
new condo. Island of
Venice $875/mo
1070 DUPLEXES FOR 941-488-8143
SALE
*Affordable
3BR & 4BR Newer,
Englewood, 2 for 1, Spacious, N P homes
2/2 each side, live in 941-223-6067
one, rent the other. A owner broker
steal at $130,000
941-628-0251


1090 MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE

$1000 Dn-$12,500-
$200/mo
Owner Fin-Harbor Cove-
NP 2B/1B Furn-Mobile
Hm Beautiful 55+ Water-
frnt Park Lot rent not Incl-
941-423-1225
$19,500 Dbl. Wide
2B/2BA, Harbor Cove -
North Port, Beautiful
55+ Waterfront Park.
Owner can finance
(941) 223-8019
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 $1800. All refur-
bished. Move in now!
(941)486-3637
P.G. Nice 1/1/CP, screen
room & shed, beautiful
40+ comm $9500 obo,
Call Greg (941)-626-7829

PG- TROPIC ISLE
New 2/2/CP
w/ 12x28 Fla. Rm.
Includes Shed.
$68,000.
941-637-1122

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

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


Professional Reliable Ins'd
941-320-0023
CleanTime-Services.com

1935 SF under air, 3/2/2
w/ large lanai, lawn &
pest incl. $1100 mo. 1st
& sec. Burnt Store Lakes.
941-815-4013
1st Month Free in Select
Properties w/Paid
Deposits. Homes, Condos
& Apts. Manasota Key
Realty (941)474-9536
2 Poss 3 Bed pool home
in nice area Charlotte Har-
bor $850 per mth 1st &
last call 941- 916-5107
2/1 Like new, central
location, W/D, Air cond
workshop, $500 + dep,
pets neg 941-255-5947
3/2/2, 1885 SF under
air, Burnt Store Village.
$1000 mo. Incl. pest &
lawn. 1st, & sec 941-
815-4013
3br/2ba, plus pool &
Jacuzzi, $1,100 a month.
941-613-1266, 941-875-
4174, 305-333-5821

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



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941-629-1121
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3/2/2 Barranquil-
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$950 Mo.
3/2/4 Prairie
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Cypress Grove, PG
$1350 Mo.
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(941) 764-7777
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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 3/2/2, 1960
SF, under air, Burnt Store
Lakes. $1100 mo. Lawn
& pest incl. 1st, & sec
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 VILLAGE
P.G. GORGEOUS 3BR/2BA
W/ O/Size 2CG + POOL
$i195/mo (941)-380-0889

BURNT STORE VIL-
LAGE PG GORGEOUS
3BR-2BA, O-size 2CG.+
POOL $1195mo, 941-
380-0889
BUY! 4/B HUD $29,200!
Only $232/mo. 5% Down,
20yrs @ 8%. For listings
800-366-9783 ext 7584

Cute 3/2, Bayside Park,
P.G. W/D, large yard,
quiet, $775, incl water &
trash. (239)-253-2340
DEEP CREEK 3/2/2, LR
& FR, walk-in closets,N/S
small pets ok $975/mo.
941-302-3749
DEEP CREEK 3/2/2,
pool 1300 sf; $1035
181930.rentals.com or
877-874-9299
DEEP CREEK, 3/2/2, pool,
caged lanai, fenced, fans,
tile, like new, $1150/mo.
lsV/lasV/sec 941-323-2229
Deep Creek, beautful
2004 3/2/2, N/S, N/P. 1st,
last. & sec. Lawn Serv incl
$950 mo (941)740-1417

EngI 2007 3/2/2 Tile &
Granite throughout, Priva-
cy Fence. Must See
$1100 (941)-468-6342
Engl House 2/1.5ba. Lrg
Family rm, Prvt Lrg yard.
Suit Street near beach.
700. (941)-697-1502
EngI, Clean 2/2, Near
Beaches, Boca & Boat-
ing. NS/ Pet ok. $700
(941)-350-1288


EngI, 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


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

ENGL/ROTONDA
nice o ses all
t o ools
13346 Corte St
6195 Gr ndeu St
271 Wite M-rsl Ln
Starting at $950.
Ron 941-223-4781

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

Englewood 2/1/CP &
Shed, Canal & dock.
Pets Ok. Avail 12/1 $800
941-626-1184
Englewood Bay Vista,
2BR/2BA/2CG, screened
lanai, $850 mo. (941)-
697-0982
ENGLEWOOD EAST:
3/2/1 comm pool
clubhouse tenis $725
Newer 3/2/2 $900
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- 6210 Seaport
St (so. of Oceanspray) New
3br/2ba/2cg, granite
$1000/mo & sec deposit
Avail Nov 1 941-223-9374




For a Complete List Go To
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or 941-255-0760
$450 ....................... 2/1,- PC
$800 ........ ...........3/2/2 PC
$850 .................... 3/2/2 NP
$875................ 3/2/2 PG
$1350..5 ac., pool, canal-PG
$1400..3/2/2 pool, canal- PC
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North Port Single
Family Homes Starting
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Furn 2/2/2 Screened
lanai, Close to Beach.
N/S. N/P Seasonal .Ref-
erences. (941)-493-0849
Gardens Gulf Cove, Ebony
Ave., 3/2/2, screened
porch, fenced, nice.
$900. (239)-410-5501
Grdens of Gulf Cove
3/2/cp, fenced yard, tile
$850 mo. w/approval no
sec. 772-359-6584.
Harbor Heights 3/2/CP,
shed, w/d, large beautiful
yard. $850 mo. Pets con-
sidered (941)-815-8818



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, on water.
good n'hood. $795.
Call now 810-441-2162
N Port 3/2/2 + den
w/French Doors, lanai,
W/D, Near School
$895mo (941)-429-2846
N Port HOUSES, 2/1,
CHA, clean, remodeled,
$600 mo. 1st. & sec.
941-423-8029


351 W. Venice Ave.,

Venice, FL 34285


941-485aM


www. a J o r tr ealty.com


503 ABLEE FARM RD. NORTH PORT
Las Casas 1/1 You can't 1 3-2-2 Plus den which can be
beat this price! First floor unit 4th bedroom! Extensive tile
with new carpet, stove, & throughout, built-in
kitchen counters. Indoor entertainment center and
laundry, nice pool, carport & fenced yard with room for a
great location! $79,900 pool. $139,900


CINDY FUCSIK
DIRECT: 416-5103


CATHY JEWELL
DIRECT: 223-7561


338 BAYSIDE PARKWAY
Nokomis...Short Sale, 3/2/2
with pool, west of US-41, close
to Nokomis Beach, Shopping,
Venice/Sarasota and 1-75.
Priced well below market
value! Come See...
SUSAN NELSON
DIRECT: 408-5905


NOKOMIS
2/1 Professionally updated
mobile home. You will fall in
love with this one! Room for
completely fenced-in motor
home storage! This could be
the perfect year-around /
winter residence! $78,500
KEN SULA
DIRECT: 544-3197


1144 HINELANU
Close to historic downtown
Venice & the beach. 3BR home
features 2 master suites,
newer roof, alarm system & a
20x15 3rd. BR/hobby/game
room. Bring offers.
$124,500
MARY ELLEN DEITER
I DIRECT: 809-7305


WATERFORD
3/2/2 Great room home on
the golf course with updated
kitchen & oversized garage.
Move-in condition!
$318,875
CLIFF STILES
DIRECT: 468-3606


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1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

N. Port 1BR/1Ba Exc.
neighborhood, $750/
mo utils incl. sm pets
ok 941-809-3180

N. PORT, NEW 3/2/2,
scrnd lanai, cul-de-sac,
nice, quiet area, $950.
Call Fred (941)-322-0181

N.P. 3/2/2, all Ig. tile,
breakfast bar all fans Gib-
lin Dr. off Sumter $800
mo. Tony 941-3914018

Nokomis Beach area,
2/2/gar, 520 Acacia Ln,
furn. $850/mo. Annual,
N/S, N/P. (941)492-7831



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North Port
3/2 Affinity $800/A
3/2 Jollivette $850/A
3/2 Trapper $950/A
Englewood
COMM Fray St $800/A
2/2 McFadden $800/A
2/2 Dearborn Pool $850/A
2/2 Waterfront condo
Beach Rd $1000/A
2/2 Buffing Rd $750/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
Seasonal
2/2 Dbl wide $1600/S
1/1 Harbor Village
Comm Pool $1200/S
3/2 Medalist, pool $2800/S
3/2 Oakland Hills
Pool $2200/S

Diana Legg, Mgr.
Your Rental Experts
941-681-1189
941-475-7011
website: www.icre.us

North Port 3/2/2
1700 sf Great area
$895/mo
941-725-1355


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

North Port Almost New
3BR, 1336 Japan St
$895
A3RR Rod Cnach Avo
$895
1581 Rada Ln $895
1656 Goshen Rd.
5995.
3079 Bellefonte Ave
$995.
WWW.pelicanpm.com
Lic Broker
(941) 232-8223

NORTH PORT, Ibr/ ba,
$500/mo. water includ-
ed. First & Deposit.
941-426-7297
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 lst/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-3/2/2 homes
avail w/ many diff floor
plans + amenities to
choose from. Many homes
are pet friendly and offer
immediate movein
availability. Starting at $850!
aAction Prop. Mgmt.-LicRE-
Broker www.North-
PortRental.net
941-627-5654
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 2/1/1 Fenced yrd,
Small Pet OK 5850
Spearman Cir $675
Ist/L/S (941)-426-8993


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

NP 2/2/1 NEAR
WALMART, Compl Renov,
tile,hdwood floors,patio,
$750/mo 941426-7240
NP 8498 Bumford $665
3-2/1.5/CP shady b-yard
Quiet Area Cottage-like
941-628-9810
NP FREE BONUS MONTH
NEW! Gorgeous 3/2/2
w/Ig lanai, lots of tile,
high ceilings 955-8243
or 780-0068 $1095/mo
P.C. 3/2/2, Den & Pool.
Very clean! Close to all
shopping. $1100 mo. 1st
& Sec. (941)--743-4345
or 941-626-2471
P.C. 2/2/CP, windowed
lanai, living, dining area,
new kitchen, $800 (941)-
629-8203 or 661-5287
P.C. 3/2/1, 2 fire-
places, pool, laundry rm.
No maint. Many extras
Sm pet okay 941-204-1304
P.C. 3/2/2 all appl., w/d
hook-up, lanai, Fl. rm., dbl
lot. 2,000 sf. $775 mo.
Pets ok. (941)-628-6242
P.C. 3/2/CP, near
schools, nice neighbor-
hood, no dogs, $775 mo.
+ sec. (941) 932-1797
P.C. 3BR/2BA/1CG, tile,
carpet, w/d hookup,
$895/mo.
Call (941)-373-5482
P.C. Canal w/ Dock,
3/2/CP, 21846 Edgewa-
ter Dr. $775/mo. + Dep
941-926-3783
P.G. Coach House fully
furnished, all utilities
$425, stall & acreage
aval. Bob 941-575-1905
P.G. Ridge Harbor
3BR/2BA/2CG, Great
cond. circle drive,
Extra parking, fenced
yd, corner lot, 30377
Beech Rd. $875/mo
Call 815-1176
PC 2/2 or 3/2, tile, lanai,
appl. w/d $675-$995
mo. 1st + sec. Ann. Sm.
pet ok (941)-626-1514


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

PC 18054 Ackerman,
3BR/2BA/1CG + den,
fireplace, newer tile & car-
pet, $825 mo + $825
dep. (941)-766-1828
PC 2/1/CP New
Floors/carpet.
Near school.
$500mo+util.Sec.&
Ref.(941)255-8756
PC 3/1,updated, clean
$575 mo + $500 sec.
pchomesdirect.com
(941)-916-0896
PC 3/1/CP, lanai, Central
air, W/D, Clean, Nice Yard
Close to shops. $575 +
Utilities. (239)-558-8897
PC Large 2/2/1, Ig lot,
Bonus Room, Split Plan
$600/mo.
941429-8545
PC near Murdox Circle
3/2/2 New, Tile firs, W/D
hk up. Pets Ok $850 +
dep 941-400-1588
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, 2/1/CP, Kit. Pantry
Storage Shed. Large
Clean Rooms. All Appl.
$600 mo (941)-6294847
PC, 2/1/cp, clean,
lanai, storage, fenced
yard, sun room, small
pet ok, $500 mo. +
sec. (941)-766-0503
PC, 20021 Beule Ct.
Community Pool, Club-
house 2/2/1 $670
1st, sec (941)-623-3933
PC, Incl util. Small 2/1,
tile, $625 mo + sec.
Studio Apt. tile, $525 mo
+ sec. (941)-916-1535
PG canal front home,
2/2/2, tile throughout,
great room, $800 mo.
(941)-639-2823
PG 2/1, Historic District
Pets Ok $700 mo.
Call ReMax Anchor Realty
800-898-7353


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

PGI 2/2/2 Waterfront
w/ dock Exc cond. Pet
Welcome. $695/mo
Call 508-528-3057

Port Charlotte Lrg., 2
bdrm, 1 bath, central
heat & air NEW blinds
& carpets, No Pets
$550. (941)-743-3489

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 Paul 941-769-7777

Pt Charlotte Rentals
21528 Mallory Ave. -
$650.00
2 BR, 1 Bath, 1 Car
Gar Lge Lanai
22150 Marshall Ave.
$695.00
2 BR, 1 Bath, 1 Car
Gar Fenced
WWW.pelicanpm.com
Lic Broker
941 232-8223

Pt. Charlotte, lease
option 3/2, all tile,
finance for 5 yrs. $900
mo. 941-769-4720
Pt. Charlotte, Newer
3/2/2 on Inland canal,
clubhse/pool, $900/mo.
N/S, N/P 941-2564165

PUNTA GORDA, 2/1/1 on
2 Fenced Lots! Nice
Peaceful Area. $700. mo.
+ Sec. (941)-624-0355

Punta Gorda Burnt
Store 2000 Sq FT -
3/2/2 Corner Lot
25308 Islas Drive -
$895.00
WWW.pelicanpm.com
Lic Broker
941 232-8223

PUNTA GORDA downtown
2/2, facing Gilchrist
Park. $675 mo.
(941)-626-0280


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

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 Isles 3/2/2,
pool, fenced, Pets OK.
Newer Towles home.
$1300mo.941-769-7766
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.
$1,300/mo. Water, Trash
& Sewer included. 1st
last & sec 978-578-6416
Rotonda 2-3BR/2BA/2CG
sun room on golf course,
W & D., nice, $925. Free
month. (239)-777-5594.
ROTONDA, 3/2 POOL-
HOME, quiet area, close
to park & schools
$1200/mo (941)6974007






Rough credit okay!
Rent a house get a trip!
Very nice 2/2 Engle-
wood-w/d only $650
3/2/2 $800 moves
you in NP
NP 3/2 pool home
$1,000
NP 2/2 big house
only $650
* 2/2 in PC only $575
*3/2/ housePC $800
Also many great
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1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

S. Venice 2/2/1 Tile firs
327 Zephyr Rd. $50 mo.
discount to qualified
renters (941)-468-9978
S. Venice 3/1. Quiet
Neighborhood. Fresh
Paint & Carpet $850mo
(941)-650-6405
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

SAVING NOW: 2/2
$499. 2/1/1WF $599.
3/2/1 $649. Nice-all
AC (941) 457-4276 or
(941) 240-1749 eves.
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,
941-429-3116
jilld@sunnewspapers.net

Venice 1-2/1, Tile Floors,
Fireplace, 7 acres, 41 @
River Rd. $750 (941)-
408-1984 Avail Now


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

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 Gardens 3/2/2
Remodeled w/large
fenced yard. $1100
941-228-2411
VENICE GDNS, charming
remodeled 3/2, close to
Garden Elem & YMCA,$850
(941)927-7524
VENICE GREAT HOIES
$775-$875
Gulf Coast Rentals &
RealEstate Co.
(941)492-4280

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
VENICE, SORRENTO E.
2/2/2, NICE AREA,
$900. Avail now!
(941)-587-9997

1240 CONDOS/VILLAS
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 Heated pool ready to
move in. Close to
schools, partially furn.
Charlotte Harbor $600
mo. 941-624-5234.
2/2 PGI waterfront, dock,
furnished/unfurnished,
annual/seasonal, W/D,
941-875-0006


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1240 CONDOS/VILLAS
FOR RENT

2/2 Saybrook Center Rd.,
pool, covered prking, W/D
$800/mo.
Investment RIty 492-5050
2/2 Villa, S. Gulf Point,
deed restricted adult
comm. Unfurn. $550 mo.
+ Util. 941- 828-0303
2/2/1 PGI end unit,
ground floor condo,
gated complex, grantite,
S.S. appliances, w/d,
huge htd. pool. $815 mo.
Call Dave 330-763-0887
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







28 UNFURNISHED UNITS
CALL OR VISIT OUR
NEW WEBSITE
ALMAR-RENTALS.COM
SHORTTERM FURNISHED ALSO AVAIL

Bird Bay, Venice 1st
floor villa, 2/2/CP, 1370
sf, 2 enclosed lanais,
$950. water/Cable, Pool
clubhse. (941)-484-9883
Char Harb, 2/2, covered
crprt, fully furn. Season
or Ann. Sm. dog OK. Incl.
water. (941)-255-9631
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. 216469-2944.
Deep Creek 2/2 condo,
1st. fl., pool, tennis, new
tile, paint, appliances,
fans, doors etc. $675 +
sec. (941)-575-7559
Deep Creek 2/2 lakefront
condo, pool, tennis, club-
house. W & S incl. $650,
No pets. (941)-628-1745
Deep Creek Lakes
Edge, New 2 Possible
3/2/CP, Lakefront,
2nd. Fl, W & D, Pool,
Annual $750 mo., N/S
Available Now.
941-286-0276
Deep Creek Villa 2/2/2,
$700. Porch & lanai, love-
ly yard Sm. pet (941)-
204-1304 or 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
DEEP CRK on golf
course, pool, fully furn.,
2/2+den, W/D, $775
mo. 941-505-7269.
ENGLEWOOD 1ST |
MONTH FREE 12 mins
from venice 2br w/ den
2 ba 1300sf, pool $399.
moves you in $799/mo
9414730450

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. 216469-2944
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
NP 2/2 LUXURY CONDO
W/DEN & UPGRADES.
GATED, CLBHSE $775.
AL (941)875-3968


2/2/1
2/2
2/2/1
2/2
2/2/2
3/2/1
2/2/2
4/2/2


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

South Venice home, W/D, fenced yard, small pet neg., approx. 1078 sq. ft...............$
Country Club Apt. condo, 2nd floor, water/cable included, approx. 833 sq. ft.............$
Venice Gardens home, on lake, washer/dryer, lanai, approx. 1360 sq. ft..................$
Bella Costa condo, 3rd floor, W/D, water/cable included, approx. 1089 sq. ft.............$
South Venice home, washer/dryer, lanai, approx. 1064 sq. ft...........................$
South Venice home, pool, close to Shamrock Park, approx. 1015 sq. ft...................$
Oak Forest villa, den, lanai, community pool, approx. 1385 sq. ft............................$
Pinebrook home, dining room, lanai, community pool, approx. 1601 sq. ft................$


1240 CON DOS/VILLAS
FOR RENT

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. $675
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
P.C. Luxury Gated Furn.
2/2/CP, Pool, Gym, Club-
house, Internet. Avail Nov.
6th. $695 941-206-7233
P.C. Rolls Landing on the
Bay, 2/2, all new appli-
ances, lanai, htd. pool,
tennis, fountain view,
$690 mo (941)-380-8483
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 3100 Harbor Blvd
New, Remod 1/1/CP
950 sqft All Tile, inclds
cable, w/s, pool $595
(941)429-6049
PC- 2/1, Safe 2nd Fir. Unit
w/ Pool. $675. mo. w/
$1000. Sec. 1 Month
Free. (239)-775-3701
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 BIks.
from Fish. Village. Avail.
Now. $750 mo. No Pets.
847-970-1199
PGI, 3/2/1, upstairs,
gourmet kit., att. gar.
Gated. 2yrs old. Htd pool
& spa. $1000 mo incl.
most util. (941)-637-6418
Punta Gorda Furnished
Villa in BSI, 2-3 bedroom;
2/1 house, 2/2 duplex
RentAHome Srvs 637-6797
Punta Gorda, Beautiful
2B/2B, G.C. view, new
appl., W/D, pool, gym, ten-
nis, $750. 973-786-6770
PUNTA GORDA-
New Luxury 3/2
Condo. www.vivante-
fl.com for pics & info.
$1400. mo.
(770)-265-6447 or
(678)-296-3574
Tuscany Lake Condo
E.Venice Ave. Immaculate
3/2/1, lake view, w/d,
arage,cable inc. No Pets
1095. 941-371-7549
mgorman54@gmail.com
Venice $745 Plantations
G&CC,2BR/2BA, W/D,
N/S no pets,
941-496-9129
Venice Condo, Spacious
2/2/lcg, W/D, Lanai, Land-
scape Maint, Pool, Sm Pet
OK. $750 (941-237-8001
VENICE ISL 2/2, new paint & car-
pet, W/D, Clubhs, pool, cable,
close to bch/shop. N/P, N/S
$800/mo 941423-3467
Venice IsI. Spacious cor-
ner unit, 2BR/2BA.
Lanai, furn, cable TV.
55+ Near beach &
shops $750/mo
(847)272-8794
ATHENS TOWNHOUSE Venice
Luxury living in a rental unit
2/2 three blks to bch, 2blks
to shops. (941)485-7645


VENICE ISLAND 2/2,
w/ lanai 1st Floor, New
AC $700/mo Water incl
No Pets 941-497-6648
Venice Island, Downtown
Walk to Shops & restau-
rants 2/2, Remodeled. N/P
N/S $750. 941-650-6405
VENICE

* Mission Lakes, 2/2, 1st
fir, $750;
* Casa de'Amici, 3/2/1 +
extra spot $850;
@512 W. Venice 2/2,
Great View $1150
*Stonevbrook 3/2/3
$1295
Cindy Patton, Venice
Rentals & Prop Mgmt
(941)-493-8036
VENICE, 2br/2ba Fur-
nished Condo in Mission
Lakes. Extra clean.
$800/mo (941)4936142


1240 CONDOS/VILLAS
FOR RENT

Venice, on Beach Esp-
lande 2/2 covered car-
port, end balcolny, gulf
view, lyr. + lease, unfurn.
new cpt, paint, drapes,
$1200 305-333-5354
Venice/L'Pavia
Supurb Location
1st Fl., 2Br, 2B w/ Den
Scr. Lanai, Garage,
Clubhouse, Ex. Room,
Heated Pool. $1,100.
(941)-486-8252
WATERFRONT PUNTA
GORDA. Furnished 1 2
bdrm. Bring suitcase &
boat. (941) 626-3350

1280 TOWNHOUSES
FOR RENT

North Port- Beautiful New
3/2.5/1, Tile Kitchen &
Community Pool. $750.
Call 513-831-9390

1300 DUPLEXES
FOR RENT

Port Char. 2/1 Complete-
ly remodeled, tile through-
out, large, lanai, $600
mo. (941)-639-2823
2/1 w/carport, 23023-5
Gulf Coast Ave, $135. wk
or $500. mo + Sec/Util
941-504-9101

2/1/1, NICE CLEAN
Secluded Deep Creek
Duplex $675/mo
sm pets ok.
1222 Oceanic Rd.
Call 941-322-8984
A new villa style 1/1/1 Ig.
rms, high ceil. tile,
upgraded appl., w/d
hookup, screen lanai,
water, lawncare. Murdock
$585, (941)-623-5987
E Engl 2/2 Pet OK
$650/mo. Yrly Lease.
1st Mo Free. $1000 sec
moves you in. Adobe
Realty Inc. 485-3998
Marcel 468-2529
E ENGLW, 2/2, 1 month
free, pet ok, $625/mo.
$500 Sec. (847)-323-
1697 or 941-681-2235
E. Eng. 2/1 clean, quiet,
incl. w/d, ceil. fans, lawn
care, sin. pet ok. $575 +
sec. (941)-628-6251
E. Englewood, 2/2
remodeled, tiled, $580
mo. 1st. last & sec.
(941)-661-1689
ENGL 2/2/1 1 MONTH
FREE. New floors &
Paint. Sm Pet.
201-638-5805

ENGLEWOOD
1/1/cp new carpet tile
paint water/sewer inc
HUD approved $495
WEST COAST PROP. MGT
941-473-0718
RentalsFlorida.net
Englewood
1Br/lBa $400 month.
145 S. New York Ave.
Call (941)276-9192.
Englewood 2/1, screened
lanai, new paint & tile, no
pets, $595 mo., 1st. +
security. (941)-624-5233
Englewood Duplex 2/2
Great location offered
at $600 mo
727-781-9450
ENGLEWOOD, 2br/lba,
W/D, quiet, N/S, No
dogs. Ist&Lst. $575.
(941)-473-7847
Englewood. 2/2 incl. w/d,
$650. 2/1, $625. Roton-
da 1/1, lanai, $550. Sec-
tion 8 ok! 941460-9403
ENGLW, very clean 2br/lba
tri-plex unit, satellite, new
appl, carpet & wdws. Want quiet
tenant $535 941-697-1869
HARB. HGHTS. Quiet 1/1,
$395 mo. incl. Water, 1st
& Sec. Small Pet OK.
Avail NOW! 941-421-2085
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 all tile,
2/1 Pets Ok $650 mo.
or $162.50 weekly
rental (941)-769-4720
P.C.- 1/1. Close to Shop-
ping. Wall to Wall Carpet.
$500. mo. 1st, Last &
Sec. (941)-255-0163
PC Harbor Hts. large 1BR
w/ large living & kitchen
$550/mo $300 deposit
Pets okay 239-229-3716
Peace River Shores, Avail
Now. 2/2, recently reno-
vated $595 mo., 1st.,
last, sec, (941)-764-1605


1300 DUPLEXES
FOR RENT

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
Venice Island
2/1/CP Clean, Quiet
Nice Area $795 annual
(941)-488-1345

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 lbr $600, 2BR
$675. N/Pets. Sea Jay
Apts, under new mgmt.
941-232-9893
2 BEDROOM APT.
1/2 Block to Nokomis
Beach. $900/mo,
Less with maint.
Assistance. 1st, Last &
sec. 941-488-5672
2/1 VENICE: 2 miles to
Beach, walk to Publix, Shops
& bus. Immaculate, Tile Car-
pet. $675/mo. Annual. No pets.
(941)-374-3401
Hampton Point Apts.
currently is offering 2, 3
& 4 bedrooms starting
at $449. Located off
Rampart Blvd. Call
(941) 979-1002 today
for move-in specials.
Best location in Port char-
lotte 1/1 $450, 2/2
$550. Immediate move-
in. 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
CLEAN & REASONABLE -
PG 1 BR furn. courtyard
& laundry, quiet, safe,
incl. utilities.
941-815-0711
ENGL. 1/1 Quiet,
refurbished. $500/mo
incls water. $300 sec.
Refs. 941-223-1809
EngVCape 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
from Venice 2br w/ den
2 ba 1300sf, pool$399.
moes you in $799/ o 941-


ENGLEWOOD WATER-
FONT 1/1, Very Clean,
Close to Shopping, N/P
$550/mo 941-475-5409
ISLAND OF VENICE
Eff, 1 & 2 br, 1-yr lease.
Immed. occup. No pets.
(941)416-5757

MANASOTA Key 1BR on
beach, very quiet area. Big
porch. Small pet ok. $850
mo. Incl Ultils 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, Lg. 1BR/1BA
Walk to beach/all shop-
ping, water incl. Annual.
$575/mo. 941-966-5489
North Port
1BD/1BA $650/mo
Studio APT $500/mo
(941)-875-3083


1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT

PG Historic area 1 blk. to
Hbr. Blks to town. Referb
1/1 unfurn $600 incl
water. 941-979-7029

Port Charlotte ibed
bath Water included
Near Shopping, $550
+ Sec (941)-697-5015

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

Punta Gorda-2 bdrm, 2
bath, CP, w/comm. pool,
W/D incl. move-in for
$900, $725/mo. 941-
627-0379

Punta Gorda, Historic Dis-
trict, studio, immaculate,
water incl. Cat OK. $495
mo. (850)-841-9414


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, lbr/lba, $595 + util.
Unfurn, use of washer/
dryer. (941)468-2945

S. VENICE, close to 776 &
Jacaranda need roomate
to share Ig. home w/2peo-
ple pool, util incl $110wk
941488-9878

Toledo Club
Apts. Luxury
Community.
FALL


Studio's /$535
1bd apts/$613
2bd apts/ $675
941-423-6600

VENICE ISLAND Efficencies
clean & neat. Walk to
beaches & dntown
$125wk+ 1-800-7464030

Venice Island
Lrg Studio, Clean, Quiet,
Nice Area 6-12mo lease
$575 941488-1345

VENICE ISLAND Studio
apt, No pets. 2nd floor
$450/mo (941)-484-
2206 or (941)485-5698

VENICE ISLAND, 2 bed-
room apt, 990sf, bike
to beach/shops, $750,
incl wtr & cable. Avail
now! (941)-587-9997

VENICE ISLAND, Aots for
Rent. $480-$555
Close to beach & down-
town. (941)-7354020

VENICE ISLAND, Lg 1BR/
Tile Floors, Fans, Spotless,
Walk to Beach, $595Ann.
(941)484-7644

Venice Jacaranda Trace
Penthouse 2BR/2Bath
Sunset Views
Elevator
1 Car Garage
$895/month
252-202-0650

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.

112 0


1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT

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




1340 MOBILE HOMES
FOR RENT

2BR/2BA, 15333 Lime
St., Punta Gorda, Senior
discount. Partly furn.
$650. (239)-731-8714
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
Eng Completely remod-
eled and furnished. 2/1
55+ $995mo Season
216-215-2758
Harbor Isles. Lovely 2/2
Dbl wide. Fully Furn. D/W,
W/D, Has it all Newly Ren-
ovated Seasonal/Yearly
941-232-6886
NOKOMIS:
1BR/1BA and 2BR/1BA
(941)-914-2760
PG 2/1.5, No Park,
Fenced,CHA, Bermont/17
$475. + Sec. 941-815-
8924 or 480-202-7612
Several Available From
$400- $750. Punta
Gorda, Nocatee & Kings
Hwy. Incl. CHA. 1st, Last
&Sec 941-624-0355

1345 MISC. RENTALS

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

1350 EFFICIENCIES
FOR RENT

Englewood Historic Dist.
N/P N/S $600 Incid
water & elec. F/L/S
(941)-475-4562
P.G. on Peace River furn.
studio $500 +sec. 1/1
apt. $550. + sec. H20
incl. N/P, (941)-505-8291
PC Quiet, private entrance.
Waterfront. Jacuzzi pool.
Nice area. Ref Sec.
$140/wk. 941-2588505
Punta Gorda cute 1/1
studio, incl. A/C, cable
$550 1st. + last, Pets
negotiable 239-200-0410
CLEAN furn. eff. apts. So.
PG $125-150 per wk, incl
util/cable, no pets. 941-
740-0491 or 637-0417
Venice Gdns Non smoking
3 room Studio unfurn
$550/mo Utilities incl
941-5390267 Lv Message

1360 ROOMS FOR
RENT

*SHARE MY SOUTH
VENICE 2br/2ba home ,
$600/mo. incls/ all utils.
(941)-266-0966
HARBOR HGTS. furn. sin-
gle sleeping room. $75
wkly. Must be employed.
2350 Firestone Drive.
Nokomis, Very Priv &
quiet. Sep entrance, Bath,
Frige, TV, internet, N/S
$120wk (941)-488-5898
ONLY $100/Wk in PC/
Engl. Priv entr, cable, ac.
All ul incl.941-681-1161,
276-1025


LOCATION, LOCATION! 10 minute drive to the beach.
This spacious 3/2 + den/office is conveniently located in
Osprey, between Venice and Sarasota. New roof and A/C
in 2006. Perfect family home at an affordable price.
$149,900 MLS#N5762689


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


1360 ROOMS FOR
RENT

PC Clean & Quiet, $120
wk. $400/mo incl utils,
furn'd, refs. 941-743-
3070. 941-740-2565

PC Furn room near Cultur-
al Ctr & Hospital_21122
Meehan Ave. $125/wk +
Dep. (941)-380-4819
PC private room & bath.
Full use of house. Nice
place $300 mo. Small pet
ok. (941)-624-3714
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) 258-7859.
S. Punta Gorda room,
$80/ week includes
utilities & cable.
(941)-505-2201
SOUTH VENICE 1/1 No
pets. Separate entrance.
$500/mo, includes utili-
ties. (941)-496-9109
Venice $475 + Sec. Until Incl.
Kitch & pking privdg. Reli-
able male. No Drugs/Smok-
ing/Pets. (941)4974609

1370 RENTALS TO
SHARE

3/2/2 utilities incl. $125
wk. N.P. full house priv.,
references, deposit &
1st. (941)-423-6183
Priv. Bdrm. & Bath, for
mature woman, incl all. In
exchange for home keeping
& errands. 941485-2266

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
Casey Key on the beach
Cottage for 2. Avail Jan
& Feb only. $3500mo
N/S N/P (941)-488-1992
or (941)-232-5065
ENGLEWOOD
/ROTONDA
Great selection available
WEST COAST PROP.MGT
473-0718 OR
877-468-0667
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1390 VACATION/SEAS
RENTALS

ENGLEWOOD, 2/2/CP,
Lanai. Updated. 1
Block from Bay & Boat
Ramp. 863-280-0721

ENGLEWOOD: 1BR, Apt.
Kitchen, liv. rm. den w/all
util. & cable, sm. pets ok.
$650/mo. (941)474-5049
ENGLW BEACH,
2BR/2BA VILLAS
ACROSS FROM BCH,
POOL, INCLDS UTILI-
TIES (941)474-7171
Manasota Key condo
Avail March 2009 2/2
w/ loft, pool, spa, priv
beach 201-638-5805

NORTH PORT- 1 Bdrm
Apt. Furn. NS NP Util. Incl.
3 month minimum $1100
mo 352-573-8174
Osprey: 2BR/2 bath,
sleeps 6. Free Electric,
Cable, Phone, Pools, Ten-
nis $550 week. Pat cell
(914)-907-0002
PC WATERVIEW, 2/2/2.
Near Beach, Boat Ramp &
Parks. $1500. mo. Util.
Incl. (941)-286-6223
Venice, Nokomis, 1&2br,
on/off beach. Also, pool
home, Ven Island, sm pet
ok. (941)-488-7272

VENICE ISL, furnished
2 bedroom apt, near
hospital $875 Avail
Nov 1. (941)-587-9997
Venice Isl. Spacious cor-
ner unit, 2BR/2BA.
Lanai, furn, cable TV.
55+ Near beach &
shops $1800 3 mo min
(847)272-8794
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 516-728-2991

1420 WANTEDTO RENT

Retired State Law
Enforcement officer look-
ing for 3/2 as clean, new,
private as possible.
Englewood area. Call
Peter (941)-681-1018

1500 LOTS & ACREAGE

2.2 Acres Punta Gorda,
paved rd, trees, fenced,
horses ok, close in,
$59,000. 941- 815-1808
N. Port 1/2 acre Concin-
na St. to be Isles of
Athena $8.5K 0% int.
$350/mo 941-284-6279


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 Las Palmas Condo, Comm. Pool, No Pets
1st Month Free....................................... ....$650
1/1.5 Quail Run Condo, Comm. Pool, Furnished,
55+, No Pets...................................................... $700
1/1 Antigua Condo, Furnished, Water & Cable
Incl., No Pets................................................ $700
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......................................... ..............$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, No Pets.................. $850
2/2/1 Nokomis Home, Pool Service Included,
No Pets........................................................ $975
2/2/1 Jacaranda Home, Pets Ok.......................$800
3/2/2 Venice Home, Pool, Pets Ok...................... $1200
2/2/1 Nokomis Home, Intracoastal View, Heated
No Pets......................................................... $1500
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BRAND NEW HOME in North Port with swimming pool!
Spacious 3/2/2 home is almost 2000 sf under air. Separate
family room, formal dining room, breakfast nook, Corian
counters and so much more. Offered at $209,900... Without
the pool is $184,900. MLS#N573563
LOCATION,
LOCATION! A few
short blocks to
beaches, downtown
shops & restaurants.
A great second home
or investment This
2BR 2nd floor end
unit has extra windows
& a nice screened
balcony. $129,900
Owner Financing!
MLS#N541799

GREAT
LOCATION!
Spacious ground floor
condo 4 blocks to the
beach or downtown
Venice. Low monthly
fees, one month
rentals allowed. Great
investment for
seasonal rental and
vacation getaway
New paint & carpet.
Small pets allowed.

MLS#N575835
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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/
Fireplace 1289,900.
877-507-1122


1515 WATERFRONT



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New Dock Seawall Lift
9201 Lake Dr, EngI
Quick Gulf Access
No Bridges





1600 BUSINESS
FOR SALE


ESTABLISHED ALTER-
ATION BUSINESS FOR
SALE IN VENICE AREA.
(941)-284-7568
Established Day Spa in
Pt Charlotte.
$55,000
(941)-661-4037

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

JUMBO'S DELI. Great
Location. Cheap Rent.
Good money maker.
$30,000 obo. 623-2064
or 409443-8897

1610 BUSINESS
RENTALS

1250 2500 sf
Commercial/Retail
Former Bistro Sandwich
Shop. Good Location!
Albert 941-628-2883
1st MONTH FREE!
1/2000 sf, Murdock. Well
Kept Plaza. Great Access!
$8./ft (941)-815-0544
200 SQ FT Office Space,
with 10,000 SF Lot,
Zoned Cl. Perfect for Car
or Boat Business. On
Route 776 El Jobean. Call
Between 10OAM-6PM at
941-255-8252 or
Evenings 941-380-3026
420 SF, 41 frontage, Pt.
Char, $500mo + sales
tax. 941-637-9637 after
6 or 941- 629-8660 days
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. Plaza41 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


1610 BUSINESS
RENTALS





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
PORT CHARLOTTE:
EXCELLENT
EXPOSURE, free stand-
ing office/retail building,
approx. 1,100 sf. at
4045 Tamiami Trail,
(across from Bob Evans).
Call Marj @ (941) 627-
9755 or inquire at
Omni Executive Center
(next door).
Restaurant for Rent
8000+ SF on lake,
on 776 near Englewood.
Ready to Go 941-204-9084
6 MTHS FREE RENT.
VENICE AVENUE
RETAIL OR OFFICE USE
750SQFT $750/MO OR
1500SQFT $1500/MO
(941)-497-0775
Venice 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.

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
LAUREL ROAD
Office/Warehouse
1/4 Mile East of US 41
8905 sf (4500 under air)
7 years old. Now $999,999
Dan Page CCIM 302-32354
Prudential Palms Realty
Office Space Avail. Exc
Location in town. Corner
of 776 & Virginia Ct.
$300 + 474-5585
Outparcel .93 Acres
VENICE PINES
Jacaranda & Center Rd.
Reduced to $750,000
Dan Page, CCIM 302-2354
Prudential Palms Realty
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


1640 WAREHOUSE
& STORAGE

12X28 Warehouse with
10' overhead doors
Electric Included. Call
941-488-6666

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

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
Warehouse
w/storefront for
lease on Prineville
Call 628-9016


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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
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Business
2120 Position/Job
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2010 PROFESSIONAL

64004633 Your chance
to join the Charlotte Coun-
ty Health Department
Team! ARNP needed for
Family Practice or Pedi-
atrics. M-F, 8-5, no on-
call. Great State benefits
including health insur-
ance, paid holidays &
vacation. Malpractice
insurance included. Mas-
ters degree in nursing or
related field; minimum of
1-3 years experience;
$60K-$77K. EEO/AA.
Application deadline Octo-
ber 30, 2008.
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area. Employment oppor-
tunities after graduation.
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for reservations.
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tion in Venice 941488-
0703 or 941-497-2970


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rent in town. Terms nego-
tiable. (941)-625-3323

2020 CLERICAL/
OFFICE

ADMINISTRATIVE
The City of Venice is
seeking applicants for
the full-time position of
Administrative Aide in
the Venice Police Dept.
See city's website
www.venicegov.com
for complete job
description. Applicant
must pass all phases of
the selection process.
Start $15.6412/hr
Apply online or Room
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34285 Phone
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21003 Deadline:
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EXPERIENCED
PATIENT ACCOUNTS
REPRESENTATIVES
needed for busy
Ambulatory Surgery
Center. Good Work-
ing Environment &
Benefits. Send
resume to:
Carrie@healthpark-
surgery.com

OFFICE HELP
Must be detail oriented
with accuracy. Pool
industry experience a
plus. Absolutely FAX
resume ONLY to:
941-766-1108

2025 COMPUTER

FT Computer/Video Tech-
nician needed. Please fax
resume to 941-235-0439
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2030 MEDICAL 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.
Call 941-255-0675 or
Cell 865-776-9260

Busy medical practice in
need of Administrative
Assistant with strong
organizational/analytical
skills, excellent verbal/
written skills & profession-
al appearance. Medical
background a plus. Fax
resume & references to
941- 629-6415

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


CNA needed Full Time,
Mon. Fri. in Punta Gorda
Medical Office. Excellent
Benefits. Fax Resume
to: 941-639-6545

DENTAL ASSISTANT
FT/PT for Port Charlotte
dental office. Fax resume
to: (941) 473-9351

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

MEDICAL SECRETARY
needed for extremely
busy office. Experience
preferred. The ability to
multi-task is essential.
Please fax resume to
941-205-5302.

MEDICAL
TECHNOLOGIST
GENERALIST-
Licensed in all 5 areas
including Micro. Recent
hospital experience in
all areas preferred. Full
time position, primarily
days. Please Contact:



Human Resources
Desoto Memorial
Hospital
900 N. Robert Ave.
Arcadia, Fl. 34266
OR
www.dmh.org and look
under Careers
OR
Fax Resumes to:
863-494-8400
E-mail: hr@dmh.org
863494-8405

New Home Health Agency
in the area looking for
Nurses, Occupational
Therapist & Physical
Therapist in Hardee &
Desoto Counties. Great
Pay. Please fax resume to
941- 925-2044.

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 CMA or experi-
enced Medical Reception-
ist for a Physicians office.
Fax resume to 488-3469


PT EXP. MEDICAL
BILLER, wanted for busy
Chiropractic office. Front
desk, phones, patient
assistance req. with
positive team player atti-
tude a must. Fax resume;
(941)484-5899

RECEPTIONIST/SCHED
ULER for Englewood GYN
office. Fax resume to
941-475-6913


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

Cooks, Servers & Dish-
washer needed for busy
airport cafe. Apply in per-
son Skyview Cafe at Char-
lotte County Airport,
(941)-637-6004. Ed

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




GM/Asst. Mgrs need-
ed Exp. Necessary
with Back Ground
Check Apply 2729
Hwy 70, Arcadia 863-
993-1699







IHOP RESTAURANT
IN VENICE
NOW HIRING
*Cooks Servers *S
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


2040 RESTAURANT/
HOTEL


NOW HIRING FOR
ALL POSITIONS
MARCO'S PIZZA
North Port
eDelivery Drivers
l*Inside Help
Flexible hours. No experi-
ence necessary. Job
advancement opportuni-
ties
INTERVIEWING
Thurs. 10/23 2-7pm
Sat. 10/25/081la- 4pm
Tues. 10/28 2-7pm
14830 Tamiami Tr
North Port
(941)-423-2929

The Perfect Caper
Restaurant in Punta Gorda
is now hiring Profession-
al FINE DINING and
SAUTE COOK. Phone
James for interview
(941) 769-6052.


2050 SKILLED TRADES

Exp Sign Installer.
Knowledge of Electri-
cal & Welding. Clean
DMV (941)-766-1330

EXPERIENCED
TRIfMCARPENTERS
Commercial and Cabinet
Installation Experience
Required. Clean Driving
Record and DFWP.
No Phone Calls
Apply in Person:
Adams Bros. Cabinetry
8079 Golf Course
Blvd., Punta Gorda


HEAVY TRUCK TECH-
NICIAN. Excellent pay.
Experienced only need
apply. Call Mark @
941- 662-7631

Solid Surface Counter
Top Shop in Nokomis
area. Corian, Cambria &
Granite is now hiring Fab-
ricator/Installer. Needs to
have Experience. Call
941-484-7376 8am-4pm
or Leave message

SURVEY Field Manager -
D[o, pqsal?, computing,

ONLY. Emailresume
strayersurveymap
comcas .net

WORKING FOREMAN
Needed for Roofing Com-
pany. Applicant Should
Have a Minimum of 20
yrs. Experience in Resi-
dential & Commercial
Roof Applications. Car-
pentry & Sheet Metal
Skills a Must. Strong
Leadership & Supervisory
Experience. References &
Fl. Driver License
Required. We are a Drug
Free Workplace that Does
Background Checks. Call
(941)-833-9319 Between
1:00-3:00pm for an Inter-
view.


Beauiully appointed d/2.5, saltwater pool, lanai
a w/pavers, built-in grill. Golf, pools, elegant
. dining, tennis & more! MLS#N5762749
Bonnie Price 941-350-3362
Richard Bradway & Assoc., Inc. Realtors
$499,900


SKarely available pnstine 2/2 "islander model
with eat-in kitchen, solarium, screened lanai, 2
car garage! MLS#N5762295
Chloe Fleming 941-320-6466
Richard Bradway & Associates, Inc. Realtors
$249,000


2485 SONOMA DR. ..
Tropically
landscaped 3/2 with
over 2,200 sq. ft. of
living area!
Mission Valley Golf
& Country Club
just minutes away!
#N565182
Bonnie Price
Richard Bradway &Assoc
941-350-3362
$369,000


I Caged pool, large lanai & stone fireplace in
I Family room. MLS#N567360
SPaula Wesley
. Richard Bradway & Assoc. 941-492-7515
$400,000


entry, lush landscaping, vine covered trellis and
stepping stones. 2BR/2BA, new 16" diagonal tile,
beautiful master suite w/large walk-in shower & 1
double sinks, 2 tiled lanais.
Ann Jiganti 941-724-2485
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
$138,900


, a iVlaiLtenance-ilree 3/z villa. z niles 11ron INouKuniS
- Beach. Impact glass windows & doors, metal roof,
H granite counters, wood cabinets & stainless
appliances. $239,000
H. Lauden Pitts 941-374-7349
Century 21 Sorrento Realty


3BR/2BA/2CG & family room + new kitchen. Spacious
Open plan waterway. Separate bldg. has sundeck which
L overlooks the water. Enjoy fishing, kayaking & privacy.
#842T
Carolyn A. Jarvis, P.A.* ReMax Alliance Group
S^ 941-475-2298 www.floridahomecjarvis.com
$249,900


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2070 SALES

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Bonita Springs and Punta
Gorda. Private offices
desk space avail;
Call or e-mail Gary for
confidential interview
Gary Hicks
gary@naplessunrealty.com
1 877-649-1990
25166 Marion Ave.
Punta Gorda, FL 33950


Sun Realty

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

FULL TIME PAY FOR PART
TIME HOURS! Phone
Sales Reps calling auto
repair shops. Week days
9-2. Comm. based. (941)-
623-8422
immediate opening for
sales manager, bilingual
and RTO exp. a plus.
Good benefits. Apply in
person at; 2000 Tamiami
Trail Port Charlotte.


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2070 SALES
Martin Realty Fla
participating with
Cabela's Trophy
Properties seeks Realtor
w/waterfront experience.
863-494-2100

MODEL HOME
SALES
Florida Heritage Realty
is looking for a self
motivated, licensed,
Salesperson to join our
sales staff selling our
models in Punta Gorda-
Villas at Burnt Store
Isles, Villa Grande,
Outlook Cove,
& Paradiso. Must be a
member of PG-PC-NP
Board of Realtors
& be able to start
immediately.
Call Dennis for a
confidential interview
1-239-598-3555
Outside Salesperson,
printing knowledge
required, to generate new
& grow existing accounts.
Compensation negotiable
and will depend on experi-
ence. E-mail resume to
jobs@buffalograffix.com
or fax to 941-625-1964
Phone Work; Appointment
Setters & Studiers need-
ed. Must be able to read
with enthusiasm. Call
Tues Fri. 12-5pm ask for
Mike. (941)-505-7638
Real Estate Licensee
Yes, you can succeed in
this market! Call Rick
Page; owner Century 21
Aztec @ 815-2199
Sign Salesperson Need-
ed. Leads furnished. Call
Mark (941)-286-7446

2090 CHILD/ADULT
CARE NEEDED
Afterschool Site
Director
The Englewood Family
YMCA is looking for a
motivated individual to run
the day to day operations
of a child care site. Work
hours are 25-30 hours
per week, additional
weekend hours may be
available. Please contact
Will Blankenbaker at 475-
1234 for more informa-
tion.


Home Helper/Companion
Seeking compassionate
dependable employees
w/desire to help elderly.
Home Instead
Senior Care
941-889-7135
Homelnstead.com/701
HCS# 230780


2100 GENERAL 2100 GENERAL


Arcadia, PT Leasing Con-
sultant, 18-20 hrs weekly
EOE DFW 863-491-4008

CAR WASH STAFF FT/PT,
flex. hrs. good pay. Must
have valid FL, drivers
license. Apply Today!
Blue Dolphin Car Wash,
2625 So. McCall Rd.

CARNIVAL AMUSE-
MENT & RECREATION
ATTENDANTS Wanted
for NETTERFIELD'S
POPCORN & LEMON-
ADE, INC. 50 Tempo-
rary positions open
from 19-Dec-08
through 15-Nov-09.
Job involves a variety
of attending duties,
operating, maintaining
and assisting in the
set-up and taking down
of Concessions and
Rides. Starting in Arca-
dia, FL and traveling to
Land 0' Lakes, West
Palm Beach, Tampa,
Plant City, Miami,
Orlando, FL; Mt.
Clemens, Flint, Ann
Arbor, Ml; Holland, OH;
Charlotte, Fowlerville,
lonia, Mason, Jackson,
Berrien Springs,
Detroit, MI;
Nashville,TN; Spring-
field, MA; Orangeburg,
Columbia, Ladson, SC;
Land O'Lakes, FL. 40
hrs/wk Wed-Sun,
10:OOAM 7:00PM
(w/1 Hr Meal Break).
Salary of $7.69/hr,
$11.54/hr Overtime.
Send a resume with job
order number:
NY0887729-SS to
NYSDOL-Foreign Labor
Certification Unit, PO
Box 15127, Albany, NY
12212

CUSTODIAN/Mainten-
tance P/T. Experience
preferred, new Condo
Assoc/Cape Haze. Fax
resume: (941)- 698-2990

Elderly Couple wants
self-employed person
to clean house, 1 or 2
x a wk (941) 639-7254

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

MODELS NEEDED
Print, commercials, fash-
ion shows, promos etc.
No experience nesses-
sary, No fees or tuitions.
All ages & types. 5yrs &
up. Under 18, must have
parent or guardian call.
941-955-9128


NOW HIRING,
GANG FORM CARPEN-
TERS & FORM CARPEN-
TERS HELPERS. GANG
FORM EXPERIENCE
REQUIRED.
Must have own trans.
E.O.E. & D.F.W.P.
Must apply in person @
5355 PAN AMERICAN BLVD

SALES PEOPLE needed
for hottest, coolest prod-
uct around. Huge income.
Craig (941)-586-9530


TELEMARKETING
OPPORTUNITY
" Part Time
" Flexible Hours
(8:00-6:00)
Monday Friday
Base Salary +
Commissions
" Downtown Punta
Gorda
Email Resume &
Cover Letter To:
iodit@sun-herald.com
Florida Coupon
Network

Advertise Today!

2110 PARTTIME/
TEMPORARY


CIRCULATION
TEAM MEMBER

The Sun newspaper is
looking for a part-time
circulation team mem-
ber to be responsible
for customer service,
billing and reports.
Must be organized,
have excellent cus-
tomer service skills, be
proficient in Microsoft
Word and Excel and be
able to work in a team
environment.
This part time position
will report to the Circu-
lation Sales Director,
PART TIME POSITION
needed 15 hours a
week.
Pre-employment drug
testing required.
You may pick up an
application at the Sun,
23170 Harborview Rd.
Charlotte Harbor or
send resume to
jsdavis@sun-herald.com
or call 941- 206-1311


2110 PARTTIME/
TEMPORARY

HOUSEKEEPERS
Needed, energetic &
dependable, Saturdays
Only required. Call Eve
941-639-8721. Apply in
person Fishermen's Vil-
lage Resort 2nd fl office

PT window cleaner, male
or female, no experience
necessary. Good pay.
(941)-698-9982

2115 HOME BASED/
BUSINESS

ACCESS TO A COMPUTER?
$25-$75/per hr. PT or FT
866-6994718 go to:
www.dreamsdocometrue4us.com

Start a real business real
fast with real earnings,
$1K $3K min. per trans-
action. (941)473-9276

Advertise in
The Classifieds!


3000




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NOTICES


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
AMANDA'S
Specials
this week Only
(941)-879-2348
Classy woman that knows
what she wants, seeks
very hansome, generous
gentleman who enjoys
spoiling me. Only those
who get it need reply.
941-916-0609
ERICA
CALL FORAPPT.
(941)-237-1356
I Can Help A Homeless
Veteran with housing pro-
vided & any help needed
941-286-9797
JASMINE
IN CALLS ONLY
(941)-268-4591
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
TIA/BRANDY
CALL FOR SPECIALS
941-237-1157

3040 CARD OFTHANKS

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

3050 SINGLES

Romantic SWM 68 5'9'
1751b seeks slim attrac-
tive single female for
LTR. (941)-629-0496

3060 SCHOOLS
& INSTRUCTION

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


3070 BURIAL LOTS/
CRYPTS

Gulf Pines Mausoleum
Crypt 20gauge Casket,
Grnd Vase & head stone.
Opening & Closing $7900
(678)-773-2782

Gulf Pines Memorial
2 Lots Garden
of Devotion
$4000. OBO
407-886-8917

VENICE MEMORIAL GDNS
(2) spaces, prepaid O&C,
Garden of Faith $2200/
offer. (941)-256-2912

3080 TRAVEL/TICKETS

Buc's ticket Section 316,
Row R, Seats 1 & 2.
$150 for both (941)-809-
2199

3090 LOST & FOUND

Found: Dog, Male older,
sm, wiry hair recently
trimmed found at Edge-
water & Collingswood
area. PC. 941-769-9911

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 toy poodle,
name "Onyx", Maplewood
Terr. & Maroon Ave. North
Port. Mon. eve. 10/20/
08. Family pet. 941- 626-
5044.

LOST CELL PHONE T-
Mobile Blackberry Curve
last seen in parking lot on
Murdock Circle behind
Mall. call 941-426-6307

Lost- 2 Jack Russells, m
& f. Loved & missed.
please help them return
home 941-475-4260 Eng
$600 REWARD!!!!!!

LOST: Cat, white & grey
tabby male, yellow eyes,
vicinity Rio Villa & Deltona,
Punta Gorda, Wed.
10/15. Needs medication
REWARD. 941-626-8918

ARE YOU ONLINE?
INCREASE YOUR
EXPOSURE!
Add your internet address
to your ad for a little
extra!


4000







FINANCIAL


4020 FINANCIAL/MISC.


Borrow Up To $50K
@ 8%, fixed inter-
est. Pay $477 per
month. Personal,
debt consolidations
and business loans.
Bad credit okay.
Call Metlife Corp.
Toll Free
1-888-302-1288


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

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

5050 CHILD/ADULT
CARE

ALL CHILDCARE
FACILITIES MUST
INCLUDE,WITH ADVER-
TISEMENT, STATE OR
LOCAL AGENCY LICENSE
NUMBER.


5050 CHILD/ADULT
CARE

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.
Off Panacea, N. Port,
PT/FT. 0 3 yrs. Great
refs. $85 PT, $125 FT.
Disc.avail. 941-626-0001
Personal Home Health
Care-Nurse companion.
Full time w/exc. refs. & 25
yrs. exp. 941473-2363
PG, Stay at home mom,
available for child
care in my home.
(941)-637-3793

5053 COMPUTER
SERVICE

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

HOUSE KEEPING
at it's best call the
Dusty Feather for free
estimate. 941-637-1739

5080 EXCAVATING/
BUSH HOG

Pete Roots 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
Dnveway, 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.


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5100 HOME & COMM.
IMPROV.

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 ALLU
941-586-4856
Quality Concrete Work at
a Very Affordable Price.
Driveways, Sidewalks,
Patios. Serving the area
25 yrs. (941)-780-5968

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
A & K Lawn Care
We Mow, Prune Trees,
Trim Hedges, Clean Yards
276-0772 or 266-0724
f AL PR O LAWN CTEARL
Now accepting new accts
Nokomis, Ven & Island. Lic
& Ins. For exc. lawn car
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
Rotonda Turf & Tree.
Affordable, quality lawn
care. Serving the Rotonda
area. (941)-662-5640
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

6001 ARCADIA AREA
GARAGE SALES

10/24/08
I11 N Pasco Av. Fri &
Sat. 8am-? Furn, TV's,
Tools, Clothing, Small
Appliances
I- 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
t-mMoving 319 N Mana-
Itee, Av Arcadia
House & Pool, clothes,
tools, Everything Goes!!
Cheap, 8am ?

6002 ENGLEWOOD AREA
GARAGE SALES

ID-FRI, SAT & SUN 7-7
1415 Flamingo Dr
Big BIG Sale-Lots of
everything cheap must go
F-|Fri. & Sat. 8-? 6278
i Blackberry St. 2 fam-
ily sale, beautiful things,
great bargains!
1 FRI/SAT, 8-?, 395 S.
L-Oxford Dr. MULTI-
ESTATE SALE! Collectibles,
gold/silver jewelry, guns,
tools, sports & military
memorabilia, furn, clothes.
Too much to list Rain or shine
O-| SAT 8-1
1166 BROWN ST
MOVING SALE everything
must go. Furn. tools etc.
SSat 8-12 2921 Ave 0
f the Americas Unit 5.
Power tools, Generators,
Ladders, Machinist Tools,
5" jobsite Gutter Machine,
Soffit, Faschi, & Extrusion
D |SAT. 8 12 & SUN.
10- 12, 537 Palmor-
ris Dr. Antique doors &
fixtures, sin. pool heater
& pump. Shelving, HD van
rack, tack, cart & har-
nesses, much more.

6004 NOKOMIS/OSPREY
GARAGE SALES


D-Fri & Sat 8-2 519
Pameto. Variety of
Items. Something for
everyone.
-]FRI/SAT, 8-3pm, 209
S Portia (off Albee
Farm Rd). Large Yard
Sale, new items added.
D Sat 8-1 Lake Village
Carport Sales. 41 &
Roberts Rd. Follow Pink
Signs. Rain or Shine. No
Early Birds.


5130 MOVING/HAULING

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


6004 NOKOMIS/OSPREY
GARAGE SALES

D-SAT only, 8-2pm,
1214 Gayle Ave, 1
blk past 711. All proceeds
to Christmas Angels Club.
Sat/Sun 9-5pm
Estate liquidation
2 days only, Appis,
furniture dishes and
more. Everything
must go. 312
Bayshore rd. (Albee
rd west to bayshore
1.5 blk north)

6005 NORTH PORT AREA
GARAGE SALES

DF-Fri & Sat 8-?
6145 Talbot St.
LOADS OF GOOD BUYS!
AND GREAT PRICES!!!
-Fri & Sat. 9-3, 8134
Aero Ave. Plant sale,
all proceeds donated to
The Judy S. Breast Can-
cer Fund.
F FRI & SATURDAY 8am
_13501 Adelaide Ave
Hillsboro to San Mateo to
Adelaide MULTIFAMILY
r-]Fri Sun. 8-4, 2155
Penguin Ln. Store
displays, baby items &
household misc.
D FRI. & SAT. 8AM-
4PM. 7151 Elyton Dr.
Off Biscayne. Huge sale.
Something for everyone.
D-]FRI., SAT. & SUN., 8-
4, 4468 Mongite Rd.
ESTATE SALE! Ethan Allen
Furn, Household & MORE!
t 8-3pm
867 Ketona
TV, Furn, Clothes Misc

6006 PT. CHARLOTTE
GARAGE SALES

r-]Fri & Sat 8-? 1550
IViscaya Dr. 2 Family
Moving Sale. Everything
but the Kitchen Sink
-Fri & Sat 8-1633 Elli-
cott Cir behind Good-
will Store, lots of misc,
beds, furn, hsehold, etc
Fri & Sat 9-4. 20192
Vanguard Terrace. Refrig-
erator, Sewing Machine,
Curio Cabinet, Clothes &
Lots More.
r-]FRI SUN, 8-2,
22309 OMIE AVE,
GARAGE SALE HOUSE-
HOLD ITEMS, XMAS,
CRAFTS, BOOKS,
VIDEOS & MORE!
D-]FRI., SAT. & SUN.
8AM-? 23050 Seneca
Ave. Knick-knacs, cloth-
ing, X-mas, garden items


6000
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6000
(l -l.


MERCHANDISE 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



Need Cash?
Have A Garage Sale!

6006 PT. CHARLOTTE
GARAGE SALES

FRI SAT & SUN 9-4
3634 STOCKTON RD
Tools Household items,
Many music items, furni-
ture & misc. items.
FRI. & SAT, 8am, 540
Sharon Circle DON'T
MISS THIS INDOOR Estate
Sale. Entire contents of 3
bdr. home. Appliances,
decorative furnishings,
linens, tools, holiday dis-
plays, dishes, cookware,
glassware, craft items,
collection of nutcrackers,
woman's M/L/XL-XXX
career and casual cloth-
ing. No junk!
D-FRI. & SAT. 8- 5, cor-
ner of Peachland &
Harwick. 2 family sale -
quality childrens clothes &
toys, Xmas & home
decor, sporting goods,
electronics, grill, pavers.
ID-FRI. & SAT. 8-2,
26193 Barcelos Ct.
Deep Creek. HUGE yard
sale. Dolls, household, X
mas decor, old store mer-
chandise, recliners, etc.
FRI. & SAT. 8am, cor-
ner 25291 Aysen Dr
& Sao Luiz St in Deep
Creek. Garage is packed
with lots of collectibles,
jewelry, furniture, 6' Orien-
tal vase, toys, linens,
quilts & lots more.
IFRI. & SAT. 8AM-5PM
540 Sharon Cir. Off
Conway. DON'T MISS
THIS! INDOOR Estate
Sale. Entire contents &
furniture of 3 bdrm.
home. Appliances, deco-
rative furnishings, linens,
tools, holiday displays,
dishes, cookware, glass-
ware, craft items, collec-
tion of nutcrackers,
woman's M/L/XL-XXX
career & casual clothing.
No junk! Cheap prices!
D-Moving Sale Sat Only
9AM-1 1289 Salyers
St DR table w/6chrs &
hutch $95. Free standing
swing $75. picnic Table,
misc, etc 941-875-5261
D Sat 8:30-3
4534 McCullough St.
Estate Sale. Entire
Contents of Home.


6020 AUCTIONS

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


6025 ARTS AND
CRAFTS

CRAFT show spaces for
rent Oyster Creek MHP,
Englewood. Dec. 13. Call
Ann anytime @ 941-460-
8311 or Linda @ 941-
473-4710 from 6p-8p.

6030 HOUSEHOLD
GOODS

NEED CASH
-NOW?
we Buy Quality
Home Furnishings,
Coins, jewelry,
antiques, autos or
Sof value!r


A FURNITURE SHOPPE
1552 S. McCall Rd., Engl.
Selling Quality Used Fum.
M-F 10-4.941-473-1986
*LOOK! MUST SELL* Lg.
Oak Desk $375 or B/O
630-484-6646 Have
pics.mxsmscr3754@
aol.com
2 1/2 yr White Upright
Freezer, Frigidaire Comm.
55X23x25 $125 (941)-
637-8448
52" round wood table
w/4matching chrs $250;
L-shaped wood comp
desk $200; Exc cond.
(941)-408-9698
Bed, Queen Mattress and
Box. Brand New will sell
$175. Local 941-629-
5550 or 941-456-5555.
Also have KING.
BED, Single, Electric by
Hubbell. Like New! $295.
(941)-497-0432
BED, twin, w/new matt.,
metal frame & pink head-
board, $50. 662-7630
Bed Mattress/Box. New -
will sell $100. Local 941-
629-5550/941-456-5555.

6006 PT. CHARLOTTE
GARAGE SALES

I-0Sat Only 7-5 Moving
ISale 130 Francis Dr
P.C. tools, appliances,
baby stuff, etc
D-SAT. & SUN., 8am-
3pm, 27558 Tierra
Del Fuego Cir. D.C. (off of
Seasons) LOTS of House-
hold, Kid's Toys & More!
D Sat. 8-2. 2307
ITamarind St. Off
Collingswood. Dinet set, Hse-
wares, Womans & girls clothing.
m-SAT. 8am -Noon. Viz-
Icaya Lakes, Rt 776 &
Hollis Ave. El Jobean.
NEIGHBORHOOD SALE
m-SAT. 8am-2pm. 24
Norman St., off Vet-
erans. Estate Sale. Holi-
day items, ceramics, etc.
r-]SAT. 9 3, 1358
Abalom St. Off Mid-
way. Multi family. Some-
thing for everyone.


DOSAT. ONLY 8AM-1PM.
Oak Hollow Commu-
nity Center Sale, 1111
Forrest Nelson Blvd.
Indoor, Outdoor. Come!
D-iSAT. ONLY 9AM-2PM.
25567 Banff La.
Deep Creek. Off Sandhill.
Fill the box for $5.00
r-]Sat., 9-12, 145
Duxbury Ave (off Con-
way) Christmas decor,
furniture, household items
D-iTHURS FRI SAT 8-4
1049 WINDSOR TER
Off Lakeview Blvd. Indoor
fountains, Many power
hand & yard tools and
misc. items.

6007 PUNTA GORDA AREA
GARAGE SALES

[G 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. 8AM-2PM. 405 Tazewell-Corner of
Chamberlain & Tazewell. 2 blocks from 41. FINE
ESTATE SALE. Antiques, Designer Furniture, Fine
Art, (many signed pieces), Lots of Tools, Bronze
Items; Nude Fountain, Boat Props, Urns. Swarovski,
Roseville, NUART, Waterford, Metalwork, Indoor/Out-
door Statuary. Many Items For Every Taste & Budget.


6030 HOUSEHOLD
GOODS

Beds, Queen & King
w/frames. $100 & $150
(941)-457-4958
Burnheart Entertainment
Center, 9 1/2' 3 Piece,
Light Wood, Exc. Cond.
$500. Taupe Leather
Couch, 84" & Love Seat
64", Both Recliners,
$400. (941)-505-0966
Coffee Table & 2 end
tables $25. Entertain-
ment Center $25.
Burgandy recliner $15.
All good cond. 286-5601
Coffee table & 2 end
tables set, Travertine Iron
Works stone look heavy
$300. Cupboards, solid
pine ,4 doors, 2 drawers,
like new $150. (941)-237-
7110 after 6pm.
COFFEE table (round, wal-
nut), matching end table,
exc. cond. $225. (941)-
429-4026



Cream sectional/glass
coffee table 2 end tables
$500 Fridgedair dish-
washer like new $100
941-625-3713
DINETTE set, Ig. round
table, wood & slate, 4
leather chairs, exc. cond.
$400. (941)429-4026
DINING room set, 6
chairs, glass top table w/
wood base. exc. cond.
$500. (941)429-4026
DINING Room Set, Dol-
phin Sculptured Glasstop
Table w/ 4 chairs. $150.
(941)-623-5324
Dining room set, glass
top, black/gold legs, 4
black/gold padded chairs
$75. 941-423-6609
Dining Set-Blond Maple, 4
Padded Captains chairs
$125 941-323-5863
End Tables & Cocktail,
matching, round Must
See. Like New $325
(941)-681-2141

End Tables (2) & Coffee
table, Cina Cabinet/buffet
w/6 shelves & drawers &
Desk. All matching. Drex-
el Heritage. "Campagna"
All in great cond.
$900obo MUST SELL!!
(862)-812-0995

ENT. CTR, 3 pc, white
wash, Exc. cond! $300.
(941)4294026

LIVING RM. SET, 7 Pc.,
$650. obo, ARMOIRE,
Light Wood, $295. (941)-
769-7015

6007 PUNTA GORDA AREA
GARAGE SALES

D-Fri& Sat 8-122215
Rio De Janiero.
Household items, Furni-
ture, Clothes & Misc.
|-|Fri & Sat. 8-? 17255
Carroway Ln. Big
Multi Family Sale. Newer
riding mower, bamboo
bar, new & used clothing,
lot of misc. & more!
-]FRI,SAT 10/24,25
9-1 1076 Messina
Dr, PGI off Aqui Esta.
2 Almost new King sz.
bed & mattr, settee &
chairs, upholstered bar
stools, card table,
linens, book shelf,
kitchen appl, lots misc.
m-FRI. & SAT. 9 -2, 47
Tropicana Dr. Multi
family Furniture (new &
old), lots of good stuff.
D FRI. & SAT. 9AM-
1PM. 3948 Turtle
Dove Blvd. Off Whippoor-
will, PGI. Adults & kids,
must see. 2 family sale.
D-iHUGE ESTATE SALE
Multi Family Sat &
Sun 8AM-? 2803 Shannon
Dr Punta Gorda. tvs, appl,
electronics, furn, hse-
hold,tools, antiques, etc
DSat & Sun 8-5 10961
Wheeler PI (off S.
Jones Loop) Tools, Tools
& more Tools ++ Misc.
-SAT,SUN 9am-2pm
TGA Civic Building
St. Ives and Pasadena
Variety of items

mSAT., 8am-3pm,
J1A012 Lucia, PGI. 4
FAMILY!! No Early Sales.
Furniture, Hshld & MORE!!


6030 HOUSEHOLD
GOODS

MOVING SALE! ROLL TOP
DESK, $250., SIDE
BOARD, Antique Oak,
$275., DRY SINK, $250.,
ANCHOR, Antique, $125.,
PATIO SET, $150. (941)-
769-7015




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Pair of Braxton Color
Curved Rattan Sofas
Matching round glass top
coffee table with 4 stools
underneath $750 Pair of
Casualine PVC Recliner
porch chairs with
Ottomans & cushions
$150 Cushion Storage
Box $40 (863)491-8354
Patio Set, 7 pc. PVC,
$500. (941)-637-7572
RECLINERS, Aqua
Microfiber, 2/$375.,
DRESSER, Dark w/
Mirrors, $75., DRESSER,
Lt., $50., HEADBOARD,
Queen, Oak, $50.,
NIGHTSTANDS, Oak,
2/$75., TVs, 2-19",
$25. ea. (941)-496-4453
Sewing machine, Bernina
180, with embroidery
attachment plus cards &
extras. $895,
(941)-429-4111
SOFA & love seat,
beige, exc. cond. $500
SOLD!
SOFA & LOVESEAT $165.
End tables $35 each.
Kitchen Dinette, 4 chairs,
$150. BR Set w/twin bed
$200 all. All new cond.
941-235-9858.
SOFA Wallhugger Reclines
on both ends, blue pattern
Ex cond. $250, 941-484-
4755 Venice
TABLE (sm.kit), wood, w/
2 padded chairs on
rollers, $45. Sold!

6040 TV/STEREO/
RADIO

20" T.V.s (2) Very good
picture & very good cond.
$25 ea. 941-286-5601
50" Sony HD TV, 2yrs. old
$300. (941) SOLD! 1 DAY

6007 PUNTA GORDA AREA
GARAGE SALES

-Thur Sun, 27187
IAdams St. Harbro
Heights, 9-5 Huge Yard
Sale!!
D-THURS. 9-2, & SAT.
10 2. 2325 Padre
Island Dr. Furniture
pieces, TV, king & qn
beds, kitchen, patio &
misc. items.

6008 ROTONDA AREA
GARAGE SALES

D-SAT. & SUN. 8:30 -
3:30, 632 Boundary
Blvd. Tools, Xmas, toys,
quilts, linens, more.

6010 S. VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES

D Fri & Sat 8-4
695 Colgate Rd.
Household items,
Clothes, & Much Misc.
m-Sat & Sun 8:30-2
Estate Sale by
Another Generation.
848 Kimball Rd. Great
Furnishing inclds Dbl &
Queen Bedroom Sets,
Twin Beds, TV's, Sofa,
Ent. Center, Dinette Set,
Sleeper, Sewing Mach, Oil
Lamps, Rugs, Dish sets,
Jewelry, Linens, Lawn
mower, Tools, Bikes,
Lawn Decor, Freezer &
Lots More.
D SAT, only, 8-5pm,
456 W Seminole Dr.
Brand new toys & clothes,
Broyhill sofa set, W/D,
MUCH more! Must sell!
SISAT. 7 12,424 Mar-
quette Rd. Cheap
drug store items, much
more. See craigs list.


6040 TV/STEREO/
RADIO

Auto Stereo/CD players.
Exc. cond. $35.
941-286-5601
Sony Home Theater 850w
w/duo 5 speakers & sub-
woofer $100 941-473-5544
Sony home theater sys-
tem $100. Panasonic 36"
TV $75. Sylvania 21" TV
$15. All exc. 697-0214
TV, Sony FD Trinitron
Vega, 36", perfect cond.
$200 (941)-255-3186

6060 COMPUTER
EQUIPMENT

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941-629-2337

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 TrI
(Winn Dixie Shopping Cen-
ter) or call 941-240-5560

6010 S. VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES



iSUN. 8AM-? 1081
Jamaica Rd. From
41, W. on Seminole, onto
Jamaica. Huge sale! Must
sell everything! Furniture,
kitchen items, access.,
rugs, clothing etc. Come
early, great stuff!

6011 VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES

DFri, Oct 31, 5-9pm,
Sat, Nov 1, 9-6pm,
Sun, Nov 2, 12-5pm




School gym filled.
Everything including
the kitchen sink!

Proceeds go to
Epiphany
Cathedral School
S FRI/SAT, 8-2pm,
626 Cadiz Rd, on
the Island. 3-FAMILY
SALE. Absolutely everything.
D SAT & SUN 9-5
1030 Us 41 Bypass S
HUGE- tools, BBQ equip
Misc hsehold Tshirts
Sat 8:30-1 Venice
Woman's Club 200
N. Harbor Dr. Rummage
Sale. Books, Clothes,
Jewelry, Home Furnishing
DSAT only. 8AM-12,
1233 Pinebrook Way
(Pinebrook South). Craft
supplies, books & misc
D-SAT. 8AM, 511 Villas
Dr. Golden Beach
Girls.


6070 ANTIQUES
COLLECTIBLES

Singer antique sewing
machine, (pedal type) with
cabinet. Exc. cond. $34-
$100 (941) 286-5601
US 17 Antique Mall
5260 Duncan Rd. (US17)
941- 347-8044
M -S 10-4, Sun. 11-4






ANTIQUE CAST IRON
BIRD BATH, $195.
(941)-493-2328
Arcadia's Newest Shop!
Grand Opening*
Tokens of Tyme
8 W Oak St, Arcadia
863-494-1510






S se

6090 MUSICAL

ACCORDIAN -120 Base,
good condition. $275.
(941)-474-6752
ORGAN, Lowery Genie,
New Condition.
$2500.(941)497-0432
Piano, 1947 Wurlitzer
Parlor. Looks ugly,
sounds beautiful $150
(941)-223-9483
Private PIANO LESSONS.
Englewood Area.
Experienced Teacher
941-697-8653

6095 MEDICAL

Electrical Wheelchair,
Jazzy 100, like new,
$1700 obo.
(941)-629-8463

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

6120 BABY ITEMS

CRIB (collapsible), matt.,
linens, hi-chair, car seat.
$45. (941)-493-8511
Girl clothes up to 24
months, about 180 pcs,
$100/all. 941-769-0690

6011 VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES

SAT, 8-2pm, 916 The
Rialto, by Venice
Hosp & Airport. BIG SALE!
Glass, furn, books, new gifts

[1 SAT. & SUN., 84,
I 160 Airport Ave
East. ENTIRE CONTENTS
OF 10 HOMES!!!
m Sat. 8-1 289 Venice
Palms Blvd. Lots of
Tools, Some Furn, Bikes,
& other household items.

SAT., 8 4, 3488 Papaya
Rd. Craft show equip-
ment, tables, EZ UP tent,
camping tents, stove,
lounges & more.






Suncoast
Humane
Society
will have a 51% off
sale on donated
merchandise (items
with white tags) at
our Thrift Store at
656 S Tamiami Trail,
Venice, Rialto
Shopping Center on
Sat. Oct. 25,
9am-4:30pm
(941)-480-9811
Be on the look
out for the
Opening for our
2nd Thrift Store




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6125 GOLF
ACCESSORIES

Golf Clubs, brand new, Tay-
lor made, R7, compl. set
w/three Burner drivers &
putter, in tournament bag.
Best offer 587-1859

Just arrived 10 HS
2006 E-Z GOs,
$2150 + tax
(941)-625-7969
Pro Golf cart tires (4)
New on rims, 4 lug,
18x8.50/8 $100
(941)-518-3529

6128 EXERCISE/
FITNESS

9MM Lugar $500.
8mm Mauser, Model 98,
$250. (941)-637-7243
BUYING &
SELLING USED
Treadmills, Exc. Bikes,
Weight Equip., Ellipticals
12 Mo. No Payments,
No Interest. Play It
Again Sports. US41,
Just South of Midway
941-255-1378
Gazelle, Tony Little,
excellent condition.
$100 (941)-286-5601
Total Gym XL, perfect
working cond. $295.
$600 NEW. Call anytime
(941)-697-5850

6130 SPORTING
GOODS

Air hockey Table. Paid
$500 asking $200 (941)-
613-2489
Belgium Browning Sweet
16 guage shotgun. Ex
Cond. $500obo Call Cell
(810)-240-3770
BUSH MASTER XM15
223 soft case & ammo
$1000. (941)-628-9738
Civil War, WWII Guns,
Swords, Daggers, etc.
Wanted. Paying up to
$900 for G.I. 45's &
German Lugers
(941)705-5145


6130 SPORTING
GOODS

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

KIMBER CDP 45 Compact
extra mag, holster &
ammo $1000 94162&9738
Lead Shot #8 Hard
$30.00 per bag
941-624-4244

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

6145 POOL/SPA/
& SUPPLIES
99,000 BTU Heatwave
pool heater, $500/obo.
(941)-266-8637
HOT TUB, 3-4 Person,
Like New Used 2x $1050
obo (941) 286-8572
SPA, Portable, 4 person,
less than a year old,
$800 **SOLD!**

6160 LAWN & GARDEN
300 GALLON 5 Layer
fiberglass tank, Elec-
tric reel, 300ft/+ hose,
Alum. frame, Honda
Motor, diaphragm
pump, 5.5 D-30, Triple
jet, spray agitator,
$1500 941-628-3496


6160 LAWN & GARDEN

Complete Landscaping
Up to 200 ft free curbing
Landscaping Designer
941- 235-1700 Lic/Ins
Craftman grass catcher
for riding mower. $100
941-223-9374.
John Deere 175 Hydro w/
grass catcher-mulch-
thatcher 38" deck 14HP
$600/OB0 941-575-
6113
Rider Mowers $475/ea
Chainsaws $35/ea elec
weedeater $45 626-3102
Yard Trailer, 8.5cu. ft.,
Never used. $75 Can
Deliver. (941)-625-4456

6165 STORAGE SHEDS
/BUILDINGS

8 X 10 shed good condi-
tion $600 OBO call 941-
268-0775
Build a Shed $1000 doors,
windows, straps, etc $595.
or trade 941-626-3102

6170 BUILDING
SUPPLIES

525 8"x16" Cement
Blocks, 20 half blocks,
$1.25 a piece. You pick
up. (941)-223-6963
DESIGNER LAMINATED
FLOORING- Never used
30% thicker. $.69 sq. ft.
Must sell 239-334-4839

WINDOWS BRAND NEW,
STILL IN FACTORY BOX.
VINYL $79. 941-875-0006

6190 TOOLS/
MACHINERY

10" RADIAL ARMSAW,
Craftsman, like new
$200. **SOLD* *
CHAMPION 140-175 PSI
COMPRESSOR Commer-
cial $750 941-724-4564


6190 TOOLS/
MACHINERY


Elect. Gen. Ind. Diesel
Powered Elect. Start
7500w. never used
retails for over 3K asking
1500.00 call
941-625-0905
GENERATOR, 5550 rated
Watts, $325; Hasquavar-
na Chain saw, $175.
(941)-629-9484
LADDERS 2 6' alu-
minum step $20 ea. Both
exc. 941- 286-5601
Mortar mixer, extra
motor, $400. A-frame
Stucco Scaffolding,
$1,800. (941)456-1080
Pexto Foot shear 18"
Throat. Exc. cond.
$1,500 941-286-5601
PLUMBING SUPPLIES:
4" PVC couplers, elbows,
tees + other asst. PVC &
copper fittings & other
plumbing supplies. $75
(941)-286-5601
Skill Saw w/case 7 1/2"
very good cond. $30.
(941)-286-5601

6220 OFFICE/BUSINESS
EQUIP. SUPPLIES

3 DESKS,
1 SHELF, $450 OBO FOR
ALL. 941-456-9269
HUNDREDS OF Pre-
owned desks, files, chairs,
conf tables, workstations.
OFFICE OUTFITTERS
881 E Venice Ave., Venice
485-7015, 800-330-9215
Office Desk System,
huge, light wood, built-in
files, hutch, storage very
nice $200 obo 286-5601

6231 BIRDS


4 lovebirds 2 females 2
males. $140.00 total or
$75/pr. Moving Must Sell
by 11/01/08. Call
203-565-3777


6231 BIRDS 6233 DOGS 6250 APPLIANCES 6260 MISCELLANEOUS


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
FREE KITTENS,
(941)-286-0287

6233 DOGS
AKC Reg. Cocker Spaniel
Puppies, buff colored, all
shots $450 ea 863-375-
4001 or 863-873-1768
CHIHUAUA PUPS, M & F, 8
wks. very tiny, have par-
ents $400. 941-257-8847
Do you have time on
your hands? EARS Ani-
mal Rescue Sanctuary
needs you. Volunteer
for a few hours or a
day. Help with events,
in the EARS office,
fundraising, or work
with the cats in
PawZazz for Pets. We
also need fosters to
keep our "pets in wait-
ing for adoption".
We have something to
interest everyone.
Give us a call, we
would love to talk to
you are the many
opportunities we have
available to help the
animals. 941-475-
0636 or 866-781-
EARS


Lhasa-poo 4yr old Male
Not neutered for adop-
tion to good home. $75
ADOPTED

6234 MISC. PETS
SUGAR GLIDER hand
tamed, very cute. Must
see $125. 941-809-2199

6236 PET SUPPLIES
& SERVICES
3 Ex Irg Dog Crates, 2
plastic & metal, good
cond $200 941475-9321
65 gallon aquarium octo-
gon, 1 yr. old, mature fish
incl. $350 obo 626-3674
October 25, Adoptathon
EARS Animal Rescue
Sanctuary
145 W. Dearborn St.
Englewood, FL
10 am to 2 pm
Dogs & Cats available
Low-cost vaccinations
Held in conjunction with
an EARS adoptathon -
same time, same place
Petrageous Costume
Contest
October 25 10 a.m.
PawZazz for Pets
Bring your pet in cos-
tume.
Prizes awarded.
Refreshments for all.

6250 APPLIANCES
$40 SERVICE CALL The
Areas most trusted Appli-
ance Repair Service, serv-
ing PC, N.P. Engl, Venice.
We can fix it! 941473-9484
Almond fridge $175 dish-
washer $50 glasstop stove
$285. 941-626-3102
big Fridge $265 w/d
$295/$425 dryer $95
washer $155 626-3102
Dishwasher 2004 Bosch,
Bisque under counter,
$200 (941)-639-6277
GE refrig frost free 31"W,
21.7 ft top freezer, like
new $100 **Sold day 1
Kenmore Stove like new.
$100.00/obo. Call 941
223-8936.


LIKE new Maytag W/D
$300. Above ground pool
pump $50. SOLD
Microwave Oven, Ken-
more 1000w 1.lcu ft
$22. 941-473-5544
Microwaves (2) 1-GE 1-
Sunbeam 900 watts,
turntables, white, exc.
$15 ea. 941-286-5601
Most Washers, Dryers &
Refrigerators can be repaired
for $65 or less. No charge if
not repaired 941- 460-0763

Refrig. KitchenAid Side by
Side White 25 Cu Ft. Runs
great. Water/Ice disp.
$125 SOLD!
Refrigerator Maytag,
SXS, 26.9, water & ice in
door, never used, white.
$475, (941)-240-2474
Refrigerator, GE Profile
SxS, Black 35.5" wide &
GE Nautilis Dishwasher
Black, both $500
(941)475-2216
Refrigerator, Sears,
white side by side w/ice
maker, 6 mo. old, $250
**SOLD***
STOVE, glass top $450;
Over stove micro, $175;
Ref. $450. OBO for all
(941)-235-0223
Stove, Kitchenaid, glass
top Convection $300obo
Dishwasher, Kitchenaid.
SS inside. Like New $200
,GE Pofile Advantium
Micro/Oven/Cony $1200
new asking $300 (941)-
613-2489
WASHERS/DRYERS
$139. each or
$270. Set
1 Year Warranty.
941-766-0226
WASHER & DRYER,
Frigidaire, large capacity,
white, exc. cond. $250/
both. SOLD!
Ken Washer& Dryer $100ea
* Upright Freezer $85
* GE Range $100
*Refridg $125
(941)-492-6698


"Electrical Constr., new
parts & fittings $3000-
4000 worth, Now $550
obo 941456-9269.
**Fresh FLORIDA
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ARRIVING NOW @ $7/
LB & UP 941-623-2100
2- Celestions 12" $75
ea., 99 CD Player
$65,Fender Amp $75,
Saws $85 941-323-5863

Ladies 3 spd bike, g.c.
$45 toddlers racecar beds
$75./ea 941-626-3102
New Singer sewing
machine, $50. Dress
maker sewing machine
$30. (941)474-0782
TANNING bed, $275;
Audio mixer, $75; travel-
ing trunk $35; entry/
table, $35; black console
shelf,$50. 941-629-9484
Need Cash?
Have A Garage Sale!

6270 WANTED TO
BUY/TRADE

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2008


CAR ALK CLICK & CLACK
How do you eliminate a stubborn stink? I was given a 1987 XJ6 Jag. She's one SUN PHOTO BY LEE ROYSTON
fine-looking lady. But she smells. I recently spent $1,100 of my government 1961 Nash Metropolitan convertible and 1967 American Motors Rambler Rebel SST
stimulus check having the car completely cleaned on the inside. See page 2. See page 2 for more on these cars


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One man's cute metro and its rebel brother


Last week's column
about Joe and Lynn's
967 Austin Healey
proved that, without a
doubt, some readers do
pay attention to details;
enough to phone me to
point out two errors. They
were: identifying the
sporty Healey as a 1965
model in one photo when
in reality it's a 1967 as told
in the text, plus under the
other pictures the last
name Wintermeyer was
deleted. Thank you for
being so alert. We'll try to
do better in the future!
The photos seen here
are of a 1961 Nash Metro-
politan convertible
manufactured in England
and imported by the Nash
Motor Company. They
were very popular from
1954 to 1961, until the
time-worn design lost its
appeal with potential
buyers. "Cute" was how
they were described,
mainly by females, who
had a serious influence on
sales figures, which were
about 94,000 in the U.S.
and Canada during the
eight-year run. It was
common to see young and
even older ladies motor-
ing about the roads
regularly in Maryland
where I resided. This car
has a wheel base of 85
inches with an overall
length of 149 inches, just a
little more than 12 feet
long, which was easy to
drive if one could operate
the manual gear shift. The
engine developed 52
horsepower from 1500 cc.
FYI, 1000 cc equals
approximately 61 cubic
inches, thus this motor
was around one and one
half liters. Since the HP
rating was low compared


to other autos, most
emphasis in ads told of its
economy to operate, like
40 MPG and what its basic
low prices were $1,600
to $1,800. Metros weighed
only 1,835 pounds, so if
one became stuck in snow
it could easily be hand-
pushed or even lifted out
should a couple of strong
gentlemen be nearby.
These little vehicles have
been collectible in recent
years for the reasons given
above, especially the top-
down version.
The convertible seen
alongside the Metro is a
big brother, or rather a
cousin; a 1967 American
Motors Rambler Rebel
SST. You see Nash became
American Motors in 1966,
thus the long name. It's
much larger, having a
wheel base of 114 inches
and an overall length of
197 inches weighing 3,180
pounds rated slightly
larger than regular mid-
size automobiles of the
sixties. Most rebels hosted
a large V 8 engine but this
one came with a 232
cubic-inch 155 HP six
cylinder power plant, very
nice for good gas mileage.
Only 1,618 were made
starting at $3,200 in 1967,
of which about 400 were
sixes. Various clubs believe
no more than a total of
409 still exist, with 21 in
Florida.
The owner of both of
these rather rare "Orphan
Cars" (no longer being


manufactured) is Richard
"Dick" Ellsworth, formerly
from Pennsylvania prior to
moving with his late wife,
Dorothy, and their three
children to Port Charlotte
in 1971. Up north, he
worked for Westinghouse
Corp. for 18 years. Finally
fed up with winters, they
came south to start a new
lifestyle and bought a
trailer park just south of
Punta Gorda. He soon
found employment with
Charlotte County Schools
as a bus driver, then route
foreman, staying on until
1995 when his retirement
took place.
Ellsworth had an
interest in old cars before
coming to the Sunshine
State that has escalated,
being able to play with
them all 12 months. Dick


and Dorothy joined a local
region of a national club
but found it too restrictive,
with only a very few people
in complete charge, thus
they and some other
hobbyists started the Royal
Palm Chapter of the
Lemon Bay Region of
AACA in 1992 based in Port
Charlotte. It is still active.
Each year the club con-
ducts a charity trophy
show in the Murdock
Medical Park, 3420 Tamia-
mi Trail, Port Charlotte.
The event is open to all
owners of any type of
collector vehicle from 9
a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday,
Nov. 2. All proceeds over
the cost of operating go to
a charity, this time to
Charlotte CountyYouth
organizations.
Over the years, this fine


group has awarded almost
$20,000 to various charity
organizations. Lee and I
are proud to be in this
club ourselves and
participate when we can
along with longtime
members.
This year's show is
dedicated to the Memory
of Dorothy Ellsworth,
who worked hard with her
husband to make these
outings successful. For
details, phone 941-629-
8308 or 941-456-1676.
Events I feel are
important:
The Grand Opening of
the North Port Sun office
will be at 13487 Tamiami
Trail starting 10 a.m. Oct.
25. 941-429-3003.
Also Oct. 25, from
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. is the AAA
South Charity Auto Show


SUN PHOTO BY LEE ROYSTON
at 21229 Olean Blvd., Port
Charlotte. 941-627-1544.
Watch for ads in the
Collector Car section of
the classified ads about
the Sun's "Welcome Back"
Collector Car Show to be
held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 15. Vehicles
must be at least 22 years
old and nonmodified.
Open house tours of
offices and plant, live
music etc. Preregister at
941-235-7701 or 941-575-
0202. Please do this soon,
as only 120 spaces for
parking are available.

Don Royston is
President and
Co-founder of the SW
Florida Chapter of the
Veteran Motor Car Club of
America and can be
reached at 941-575-0202.


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PD3631 2005 Dodge Dakota
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$14,877
$14,888
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M8249A 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT $19,999
PC3726 2008 Chevrolet Malibu $22,900
T81263A 2007 Toyota Prius $22,999
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7000


TRANSPORTATION

7020 BUICK
10/24/08
1997 Century, very clean,
cold a/c, pwr seats/win-
dows, new tires. $2200
obo (941)-763-9073
1997 Skylark V6, 90K,
runs good, great car
$1995. 941-286-0040


7070 FORD




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7080 JEEP
1981 Jeep Buggy w/16in


1998 Buick LeSabre, Full Tractor tires asking $2200
Power, Road Ready, obo (863)-494-0980
$2,999. Call Bill 941-626-_
3407 Agent

7030 CADILLAC
7030 CADILLAC 2002 Jeep Sahara, Soft
1991 Cadillac Fleetwood Top, 54K Easy Miles, X-
excellent condition. askingC 1)1, .ARoy
$1800. great on gas! 941- (94-916-2842 Agent
473-2584 7090 LINCOLN
1994 Cadillac Touring
Coupe DOHC Northstar, 1992 Town Car-Jack
speed sensing steering, Nicklaus Ed. Loaded,
road sensing suspension, Beautiful 103K $1595
records, garage kept, non 941-391-3989
smoker, 70,299 miles,
$6,000 firm. (941)-493- 1999 Lincoln Town Car
5463 mint condition $4,700
obo, (941)-627-8922
7040 CHEVROLET 2000 Continental, Like
New! 56k mi., Pearl White.
1984 Z-28 CAMARO new Every Option! $7,499.
motor Must See $3900 (941)-423-6270
/obo 941-623-5606
1996 Geo Metro 43K orig 43 000 i Ln 80
mi, $2895 OBO (941)815- 43,000 mi $lde Lexus980
6127 1-800-784-9309
The


2004 Town Car 1 Owner
Low Miles Xtra Clean
PUT CLASSIFIEDS $12988 1-800-771-1576


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7100 MERCURY
1998 Tracer LS Sport 4dr,
Like new, 1 owner 15,000
miles $2950. SOLD SOLD
SOLD


1996 Monte Carlo, 1 E"fTl'T i, U
owner, well maintained,
25MPG, AM/FM/CD, P/S 1999 Mercury Sable GS
tilt wheel, Power win- Full Power & A Steal, 70K.
dows,doors,locks,seat, $3,999. Call Bill 941-626-
cruise, A/C, new tires. Call 3407 Agent
for $ 941-833-0345
1997 Chevy Cavalier, exc.
cond. in & out. Lo miles, 1999 Mercury Sable LS
25+ mpg, $2200/ obo. Wagon 3rd. Row Seat,
(941)-627-0185 46K. $7,999. Call Bill
1998 CHEVY MALIBU LS, 941-626-3407 Agent
cold air, CD, tint, wood 2001 Grand Marq. LS,
grain, very clean. $3150 Limited Edition, fully
obo. 941-623-8938. loaded, leather, new tires,


53k mi. looks good, runs
like new, $6,500 (941)-
627-0688RR


2004 Chevy Monte-Carlo _______
SS, sharp, loaded, 45K,
extra clean $10,999. Call 7130 PONTIAC
Bill 941-626-3407 Agentm


2006 GXP Black Xtra
2004 Corvette Comm Clean 24K mi $16988
Ed. Low Miles 1 Owner 1-800-771-1576
$28988 1-800-771-1576
7135 SATURN
1996 Wagon, 4dr, SW2,
2004 Monte Carlo SS 95K, a/c, auto, $1500.
Red, Dale Jr. Ed. $14488 *SOLD***
1-800-771-1576PRO-POWER
2005 Cavalier, 5sp. 2dr. PRO-POWER
65k mi. $4,500 (941)-423- AUTO SALES
9251 after 6pm. (941) 627-8822
USED SATURN SALES
7050 CHRYSLER PARTS & SERVICE
"THE SATURN GUYS"
1994 Concord. Beautiful ****************
Well cared for. New Paint, 03 VUE Bronze..... $7,495
Cold A/C 92K mi $1500 02 SW2 Wagon......$5295
obo (941)-284-0316 02 SL1 Sedan...... $5,295
02 SL2 Sedan.......$3395
1998 Sebring Convertible, 00 SL2 Sedan ...... $2,995
39K, white, looks & runs 97 SL2 Sedan.......$2,795
good. $4500. Punta Gorda 97 SL2 Cedan......$2,795
(239)-850-8515 01 SC2 Coupe ......$4,495
01 SC2 Coupe......$3,495
.99 SC2 Coupe...... $3,695
98 SC2 Coupe...... $3,695
2002 Chrysler Sebring 98 SC1 Coupe...... $2,995
Touring Conv. 47K. Nice All rated over 30 MPG
1-fl r.i11 P- aA I -


$9,999. Call Roy (941)-
916-2842 Agent
2004 Chrysler Sebring
Touring convertible, 76K,
exc. cond. $7,995 obo,
203-565-2199

Marlow

Werner
2005 Chrysler Sebring
Nice Low Mileage, Con-
vertible. $13,204
(941)-639-3175
marlowwerner.com
2006 300C, 41K, It.
reen, garaged, clean,
17,500. 941-815-1144

7070 FORD
1995 Ford Escort, runs
great, cold a/c, new tires
1650 (941)-916-6004
1997 Ford Escort, 4 cyl,
cold a/c, very clean.
$1,900 (941)-268-1315
2000 Ford Mustang exc
cond. cold a/c, auto
$4,100, (941)-627-8922
2002 Mustang convertible,
48K, exc. cond., new tires
& brakes, $7,999 obo
941-587-0584
2006 Taurus SE
Green,57k miles, auto,
3.0V6, cold AC, grey inte-
rio, Runs great $5300/obo
Call (941)-623-8819 or
941-6238055


7145 ACURA


7160 HONDA
2005 Honda Accord LX, 1
owner, 38K mi. 4 cyl. Auto,
Loaded, New Tires. Per-
fect cond. $14,500.
sold sold sold.



2007 Odyssey Silver EXL
NAV DVD 23K mi
$27988 1-800-771-1576
I BUY HONDAS!
Any Shape, Any Cond!
Any Year!
(941)-286-4599

7163 HYUNDAI


2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS
Hatchback, Full Power,
Only 22K mi.! $8,450.
(941)-916-2842
2005 Sonata GLS 27k,
loaded, sunroof, 28mpg
$11,200 (941)426-1766

7165 INFINITI



2007 G35 Red Only 9K
miles 1 owner. $29988
1-800-771-1576

7175 JAGUAR



2001 XJ8 Grey Exec
Cond Low Miles $14988
1-800-771-1576



2001 XJ8 Topaz Clean,
Loaded Low Miles
$10988 1-800-771-1576

7180 MAZDA



2004 RX-8 Red Ex Cond
Low Miles Xtra Clean
$15988
1-800-771-1576

7190 MERCEDES



1999 C280 V6 Black,
Xtra Clean 40K mi
$11,988
1-800-771-1576
1999 E320 57,000 mi
$12,980
Wilde Lexus
1-800-784-9309
1999 Mercedes Benz Kom-
pressor, looks & runs great
$8500. 941-473-9025
2002 CLK320 Convertible,
41k miles, Black, $18,500
941-234-7127
2002 SL500 Silver Arrow,
48k mi., rblt. title
$18,000. 941-6374869
2005 Mercedes SL500
Silver $44,995
Wilde Lexus
1-800-784-9309

7195 MITSUBISHI
1997 Mirage 4dr, 4 cyl,
auto, A/C, 28K, 02 motor,
have receipt. $1950, 941-
204-3069



2001 Eclipse Spyder GT
Conv Silver 1 Owner
$11988
1-800-771-1576
2003 Galant auto, silver,
new tires, loaded, $4300
obo. (941) 876-6803.
2004 Eclipse Convertible
23K $13,990
Wilde Lexus
1-800-784-9309

7200 NISSAN

2004 Nissan Maxima SL,
loaded, exc. cond. only
41,800 mi., garage kept,
$15,900, 941-625-0940


GENE'
2005 TL Red Low Miles UvGORlU
Xtra Clean $18,988 TODAY'S SPECIAL!
1-800-771-1576 2005 NISSAN SENTRA
$8,490. 941-639-7300
7148 BMW View ALL Vehicles At:
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2005 325Ci Cony Auto 2008 Altima SE V6 Silver
25K mi 1 Owner $27988 14K mi 1 Owner $23988
1-800-771-1576 1-800-771-1576


7200 NISSAN


GENE

GORMAN
TODAY'S SPECIAL!
2005 NISSAN SENTRA
$8,490. 941-639-7300
View ALL Vehicles At:
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7205 SPORTS CARS


1984 PORSCHE 944,
5spd., PS, PW, PR, AC.
Good Tires. Runs Great!
$4,000. (941)-276-1043
1999 Corvette Red Coupe,
Black Ithr 43K mi, Glass
top, Auto, Bose, Always
Garaged, Perf Cond $19K
941-232-6738

7210 TOYOTA
1996 Toyota Camry LE,
75K mi, Garage Kept,
$5,100. (941) 916-0380.

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$12,990
Wilde Lexus
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2005 Camry 5 spd 4 cyl
LE, Fully equip, 33K mi
$10.5K (941)-240-2474
2007 Camry Le 24K mi
$17,990
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2007 Corolla LE 21K mi
$15,980
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7220 VOLKSWAGEN
2004 Beetle Convertible
24K mi $15,980
Wilde Lexus
1-800-784-9309
2005 Passat GLS Auto
25K mi $15,990
Wilde Lexus
1-800-784-9309

7240 MISC. IMPORTS



2005 Mini cooper S
Yellow 39K mi 1 Owner
$20988
1-800-771-1576

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


7250 ANTIQUES/
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FOOD & BEVERAGES
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ALSO a SPECIAL
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With
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Open to all Non-Modi-
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least 22 years old. NO
REGISTRATION FEE.
Owners that will
exhibit at this fun
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the Veteran Motor
Car Club of America
at 941-235-7701
Regretfully Space
Allows for only 120
Vehicles. CALL NOW!!

7252 BUDGET BUYS

#Cash Paid For
All CARS & TRUCKS
(941)-626-9120
1983 Cadillac DeVille, nice
cond., runs, 61k mi,
$850/obo. 941-286-6766
1990 Chrysler Lebaron
Save From Crusher!
$450. (941)-474-8286
1993 Accur Vigor 4dr
5cy I Auto $950
(941)-716-0486
1993 GMC suburban 350
V8 Auto Air Full Power
$1250 (941)-716-0486
1994 Pontiac Sunbird,
Approx. 80,000 mi. V6,
Air. $900o.b.o. 286-1225
1996 FORD CONTOUR,
AC, 4 Dr. 5 Spd., White.
Runs Good! Clean!
$1,200. (941)-623-6395
Police Impounds! 92
Honda Accord $500!, 93
Toyota Camry $450!, for
listings 800-366-9813 Ext.
3964

7260 AUTOS WANTED

*Junk Cars Wanted*
24/7 Fair $ paid
941-286-3122,
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FOR CARS & TRUCKS.
DEAD OR ALIVE. 485-
7515
Junk & Abandoned
VEHICLES REMOVED!!!!
COULD BE WORTH $$$$
697-7222 OR 475-9007


2008 Cadillac STS
Starting at $35 891
Includes
$7000 Rebate or
0 % financing for 36 months







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

LEASE


Stk#90058
plus tax, tag,
title &
deae lees 2009 CTS
36 Months, 10K Miles
$498 mo. with $2200 down


7260 AUTOS WANTED

CASH
FOR YOUR CAR
OR TRUCK
ANY YEAR OR MAKE
(941) 966-7111
AUTO CITY


7300 TRUCKS/
PICK-UPS

1988 FORD P/U, Needs
Front Headlight. Has 4
New tires. Runs Good!
$500 Firm 941-815-4043
1991 Ford Ranger, lift kit,
a/c, highway miles, re-built
-in.^ d 9nn M l-


$ engine, 1,200 obo,
(941)-286-1539
Top Dollars Paid -
for Cars, trucks, I
(vans, an65cond. 1994 Ford F-150, Auto,
(941)6D-58 V8, CD $2,795 941-
CLASSIFIED 423-1225
SELLS 1994 FORD F350 XLT
CALL TODAY! dully, exc mech, 112K
941-207-1200 $3750 (941)-468-8229
Venice/En-glewood
North Po are 1995 FORD F-150, 300
OR 6 Cyl., Auto, AC, New
941-206-1200 Tires, Toolbox, $3,000.
Pt. Charlotte Are obo (941)-468-5310
M.S.B. RECYLING 1995 Ford XLT, 1 ton Ext
$300 for most cars Cab Powerstroke Diesel
with title! 5th wheel & gooseneck,
941-575-4008 $4,000 (941)456-1080
#1 Cash Paid For 1996 FORD Ranger
All CARS & TRUCKS low mi, mechanically
(941)-626-9120 sound, 1 owner,
U Cgaraged, manual
CASH FOR Itrans, 4 cyl, $1,800.
YOUR CAR SOLD 1st day
941-286-4599

Marlow

ALL JUNK Werner
VEHICLES WANTED 1996 Nissan Pickup,
Low Miles Nice Little
Top $$ Paid Truck $4,995
Free pick up. (941)-639-3175
941-623-2198 marlowwerner.com

WE BUY CARS 1997 Dodge 1/2 ton SLT,
V8, 108K, exc. cond.
$300 CASH +UP $4,000. (941)-627-0227
Frank 276-0204 1998 Ford F150, Ext.
cab, auto, Runs Great,
7270 AUTO PARTS/ $3,750 941-624-0593
ACCESSORIES
1999 Ford Ranger 2WD,
4cyc, 5sp, w/topper 156K
3/2/2 w/Pool & Extra mi, Exc. Cond. $2850
2400 sf. Garage (40x60) evenings (863n494-6435
on 3 Lots. Make Offer!
(941)-286-4599-------
-(941)-286-4599 2001 Mazda Ext. Cab, V6,
4 All Season Michelin Tires, Auto Loaded, Low Miles,
sz 215/65R16, exlnt tread $4,495. PRO-POWER
$25/ea 941-698-0025 AUTO SALES (941)-627-
TIRES 2 Goodyear Wran- 8822


gler, 235/75 R15, $100
obo. 941-626-3265

7290 VANS
1987 GMC 3500, Step Van,
new 350 eng. (cost $4600)
auto Drives exc. $1400 obo.
941-302-0338

lMarlow

Werner
1994 Dodge Caravan.
Great Family Van. Low
Miles. $7,906
(941)-639-3175
marlowwerner.com
1995 Dodge Caravan
cargo van, runs good,
$950. 769-1336
1997 Ford Windstar GL,
loaded, F&R air, 58K, runs
great, good cond.
1950.00 941-204-3069
2000 Dodge Caravan, a/c,
stereo, exc. cond. $1,800.
941-255-5054
2002 CHRYS T&C Lim,
55K mi, gar, must sell.
(941) 639-8891 eves.
2002 Honda Odyssey,
clean, great cond., leather,
TV & DVD, full financing
avail. $9200/ obo. (941)-
769-1027
2003 Pontiac Montana,
ext. mini van, 7 Pass. VG
Cond. Silver, 79K mi,
$6799. (941)-235-9422.
2006 DODGE CARAVAN,
20K, wheelchair ramp,
$17,500 (941)-475-4014
2006 Dodge Grand Cara-
van SXT, 21K mi. factory
warr. stow n go seating,
elec. side doors, loaded,
$11,850 (941)-979-6234


j/ 35 Available
2008 Cadillac DTS
Starting at $34572
Includes
$7000 Rebate or
0% financing for 36 months

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Includes
$6000 Rebate or
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2.9 % financing for 72 months






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$10,000 OFF
ONLY 2 LEFT!


Va I )A'ard 'Y Ke'"W L I H] : R F
Se Habla Espahol
866-501-8130 Monday Friday 8:00am 6:00pm
12626 S. Tamiami Trail Ft. Myers Saturday 9:00am 5:00pm -Closed Sunday
*Rebates and special fin an ciny. See sales for details. Al I prices plus tax, I icense, dealer fees. WAC by G MAC in I ieu of
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2004 Chevy Ext. Cab,
1500, Loaded, 48K, Great
Buy. $9,999. Roy (941)-
916-2842 Agent
2005 Chevy Box truck,
22K mi. Good shape.
$11,500. 941-627-5255
or 276-3414


7300 TRUCKS/
PICK-UPS
2004 F150, great shape,
4wd, 53k, auto, $8500
obo. 2002 F150, gereat
shape 4wd, 75k, auto,
$7500 obo. (941)-497-
1290
2004 Ford F150 Lariat,
Auto, Ex. Cab. Loaded,
53K miles, New Tires &
Battery. Excellent Condi-
tion. Must Sell.
12,000/obo. 941-627-
1717 or 941-276-2378

PUT CLASSIFIEDS
TO WORK FOR YOU
Venice, Englewood,
North Port 207-1200
Pt. Charlotte Areas
Call 206-1200
2006 Dodge Ram Quad
SLT, Thunder Road Pkg,
5.7 Hemi, loaded, sunroof,
rear slider, 20" rims, like
new only 18K mi $18,500.
941-626-7682
2006 TOYOTA TACOMA,
Reg. Cab, Exc. Cond! 24K
mi. Great Gas! $12,000.
941-624-3398

Marlow

Werner
2007 Chevy Silverado
3,066 Miles Loaded.
$17,829
(941)-639-3175
marlowwerner.com

Marlow

Werner
2007 Toyota Tundra
Pickup. All The Good
Stuff+ Low-Low Miles.
$17,817
(941)-639-3175
marlowwerner.com

7305 SPORT UTILITY/
VEHICLES
2000 Ford Explorer XLT,
loaded, alum wheels, 83k
mi. extra clean, $4650,
(941)-979-6234
2003 LEXUS GX470 TV,
5-CD, GPS tow pkg
$15,000 (941)-391-4014


2005 Hyundai Santa-Fe,
49K. Sharp. Nice SUV.
$10,999. Call Bill 941-
626-3407 Agent


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7305 SPORT UTILITY/ 7330 BOATS-POWERED
VEHICLES


Marlow

Werner .
2006 GMC Yukon. 30' Scarab Sport, CC,
L dnd Rl NEW '08 Twin 200 HP
Loaded An19d 995ally Dl Yamaha's, NEW
Nice. $19,995 Gauges & Hydraulic
(941)-639-3175 Steering, T-Top with 6
marlowwerner.com Gold Rocket Launch-
ers, Taco Outrigger
7320 AVIATION Bases, Spreader
Lights, Electronics
Box, Storage Bag, 2
Airplane Hanger Condo GPS's, Color Bottom
60x7Osf, $334,000. Call Machine, Full Tran-
Larry Bailie (239)-821- some & Bracket, Trim
8027 Florida Foundation Tabs, Stereo, V-Berth
Realty, LLC. Cabin, '07 Triple Axle
Aluminum Trailer,
7330 BOATS-POWERED Brakes on 2 Axles,
Boat Has Under 400
Hrs., Motors Have 30
$$ CASH PAID $$ Hrs. Close To Perfect
For Your Boat, Any Size Condition. $59,900
or Price. Will Come To obo or Trade For Flats
You. (941)626-9075 Boat & Cash. (941)
716-4814 Pete


10/24/08
15' SEASPRITE, 55HP w/
Trailer, New Battery Bot-
tom Paint & Bimini. $650.
**SOLD**-
16' 1974 Browning, 70hp
Evinrude & trIr, bow rider,
fresh water, $1,500.
(941)-240-6036
16' ALUMICRAFT Super-
wide body, side console w/
steering wheel, w/ trailer
$800/obo 941-321-0637

16' Gheenoe Hi Sider,
15 HP Yamaha, Rocket
Trailer, All Safety
Equip, Anchor, Glass
PushPole, Ready to
Fish, $1,400.00 OBO
****SOLD***
16' Sea Raider needs
engine. $900obo
(941)-223-9483
16' Stump Knocker Skiff,
98 model, 40hp Suzuki
pwr tilt & trim, trolling
motor, FF, top & trailer.
Ready for fishing? $3900
(941)-626-9075
17' 2001 SeaPro 90hp
Yamaha, OB, Trolling
motor, Poll Platform, Bimi-
ni top, FF, GPS, 2 live
wells, Boatmaster Alum
trailer. Low hrs.
$7800/obo
(941)-637-8053
17' CAROLINA SKIFF,
2000, CC w/ 4 Stroke
50HP Yamaha, Live Well,
Boat Covers, FF & DF,
$5,000. SOLD!
20' 1996 Bayliner Trophy,
exc. cond. 115 hp Mer-
cury, new bimini top, new
GPS, Ship to Shore radio,
sleeps 2 to 4, incl. trailer.
$9,000. (941)426-0027

CASH
TODAY
For Your Boats
& Jet Skis
(941)-268-7516


Boat Donations wanted
to support Clearwater
Marine Aquarium. Tax
Deductable (727)
409-6282 ext. 235
DESPERATE- Moving, Must
Sell 19' fiberglass boat &
deluxe trailer $450. 941-
475-3857
Foldable 8' Dingy ($100),
Nissan 3.5hp
motor ($250),
Separate or Together.
941-575-9014
TO ADVERTISE
IN BOATER'S
BARGAINS
IN WATERLINE
CALL DEBBIE,
941-429-3112
dnemser@
sunnewspapers.net

7331 SAILBOATS

18.5' 1990 Hunter Week-
ender w/ trl. 2' Wing Keel,
$1500. (941)-623-5987
33' Hunter 1978 Diesel,
R.F. main + jib, crusie
equipped, $21,000 or
trade for? 941-743-9733

7332 PERSONAL
WATER VEHICLES

1998 XP and 1996 GTX
SEADOO Jet Ski w/double
trailer, runs & looks great.
$3200. Home made Mini
Bike w/5.5 Honda motor,
runs great $200. Call 941-
235-9933.
2 Jet Skis, w/trailer, 99
yamaha 750, 3 seater, low
hrs. 2002 Sea Doo GTI, 2
seater, low hrs. runs, looks
good. $3900. For both.
(941)-626-9075


7336 BOAT STORAGE/
DOCKING

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

7338 MARINE SUPPLY
& EQUIP.

Waterskis HO Sports 67"
w/slalom, new 56' Whip
innertube, ski vest, rope
$200/obo 941475-9321

7339 CANOES/KAYAKS
KAYAKS & CANOES
SALES, RENTAL,
EQUIP. LARGEST
SELECTION IN
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
ESTERO RIVER
(239) 992-4050
USED KAYAK SALE
NOV 1-2
XMkS LAYAWAY- INEW KAYAKS
SILENT SPORTS 941-966-5477

7341 TRAILER
& ACCESSORIES

2002 Auto Trailer HD
axles, 8' X 20' exc. cond.
$1,500, SOLD!
4 Horse Trailer, Tandom
Axles, Elec Brakes, Needs
Paint $800
(941)-475-5158
BOAT TRAILERS
Continental & First Load.
Discount Pricing.
17marinellc.com
Car Hauler, dual axles,
brakes, 7x16.6, $1050
(941)426-8055


7341 TRAILER
& ACCESSORIES

Open & Enclosed Utility
Trailers, Trailer Hitches &
Wiring. Two-Morrow's
Enterprises, 941460-9700.
Pontoon trailer, very good
cond. up to 24' $2,000
618-781-9514 P.G.
Trailer for up to 20' boat,.
exc. cond. $1,100 941-
575-7473
UTILITY TRAILERS
AT Great Prices
WEST COAST TRAILER
(941)698-9902

7360 CYCLES/MOPEDS/
SCOOTERS

04 Yamaha 8500mi. V-Star
Classic Fully Loaded Ex.
Cond. $4500 (941) 629-
0926 or 875-4677
06. H.D. Heritage Softail,
Exc. Cond. Fully Loaded,
New Tires & Battery
$14,500 (941) 629-0926
or (941) 875-4677
07. Kawasaki Vulcan
500cc, Exc. Cond. 2,000
mi. $4500. (941) 629-
0926 or (941) 875-4677
1960 CUSHMAN EAGLE,
Electric Start, 8 HP, Alu-
minum Wheels, New Tires.
Older Restoration. $3500.,
~ALSO~ 1981 NC50
HONDA EXPRESS, $375.
(941)-474-1962
1981 HONDA CM400E,
Restored & Ready to Ride!
$1000. (941)-586-9432
1988 HERITAGE SFTL
CUSTOM, looks great,
runs great. $7500.
(941)-232-0404


7360 CYCLES/MOPEDS/
SCOOTERS

1996 Honda Shadow
1100, Cafe style cruiser,
many extras. Like new
cond. $2800. (216)-548-
3775
2002 GSXR 750 Blue &
White, extremely clean &
runs perfect. Plenty of
extras, $4,000obo,
941- 456-0005
2002 Yamaha Sports
Scooter Ex Cond $1250.
941-629-2206
2004 Yamaha VMax
1200cc, 10,000 mi
$5500 (863)-990-6810
2006 Diamo LS 200
Enduro, 1800 mi, 70 mpg,
$1500. 391-2431
2006 HD 883 Sportster,
4K, SE pipes, exc cond,
$6300 (941)-485-4458
2006 HONDA CBR 600cc
$5000./obo
941-473-9025


2007 H-D Custom Dyna
Low Rider, perfect, low mi.
$20K (941)-697-4150



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
Yerf-Dog Go Cart 150cc
Like New, $800 (863)-990-
6810


7365 ATV
2 Suzuki ATV's. F-250
Ozark, LT 80, garage kept,
exc. cond. $3,000 both,
(941)-915-1859
2001 Kawasaki Praire
300 4x4 $2000/obo
(941)-475-4868
2007 Can/Am Outlander
800 4x4, red, after market
tires, hand guards, exc.
cond. Less than 90 hrs.
$5500/obo. (941)-232-
8395

7370 CAMPERS/
TRAVEL TRAILERS


7370 CAMPERS/
TRAVEL TRAILERS

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
WANTED Hilo or Tepe
Trailer, No Canvas 941-
474-1453 Evenings


05 31ft. Sleeps 6, Good 7380U MUIUHOR HUMES/
Shape, A/C, Heat, RVs
Everything Works
$5900/obo. 941-286- 1983 TIOGA, 21' Class C,
0040 35k Orig. Miles, Sleeps 4.
WANTED $2,700. (941)-626-9075
Motorhomes & Campers 1988 Dolphin 20' mini toy-
We' it! ota, 42K mi, self cont, roof
FREE & dash air, sleeps 6, ex
Skip Eppers RV's cond, good MPG $3950
639-6969 Punta Gorda 941-815-2909
1990 Holiday Rambler
2007 Fun Finder 189FBS, Aluma Lite, 26', only 28K
18' 9", Slideout, light ong mi. AC, awning, gener-
weight, loaded. $13,900 o i
Call or email for details. aor, ep 6 Great cond.
(941)-639-1880 $5700. (941-626-9075
hitchcock38@embarqmail.com
25' open Pop Up 1995 1994 DODGE COACH
A/C, hot water, $1500 HOUSE, GOOD SHAPE,
(941)-697-8600 76,500 mi. $8900/obo.
___ib_/buu (941)-423-9888
I Buy Travel Trailers, 5th (941423-9888
Wheels & Park Models. 2007 Winnebago View
Pay Cash/Top $$ 1 slide out, Mercedes
Dave813-713-3217 diesel, 18 mpg. 10k mi
$69,000 941-412-9026
REESE 20K Ib cap. 5th $69,000 941-412-9026
wheel hitch, new, paid 8X30 5th Wheel Peace
$1200 sell $600. ALSO River Camp Ground for
Reese stabilizer hitch, sale or rent (239)-465-
$200. (941)475-0068 9583


7380 MOTOR HOMES/
RVs

$$ CASH PAID $$
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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TO WORK
FOR YOU!

FIND A JOB!
BUY A HOME!
BUY A CAR!
RV convertible sofa bed,
removed from motor
home, $40. Sold!!
Saturn Tow-Cars. 15 to
choose from. Blue-Ox tow
hitches. PRO-POWER AUTO
SALES (941) 627-8822
P.C.

PUT CLASSIFIEDS
TO WORK FOR YOU
Venice, Englewood,
North Port 207-1200
Pt. Charlotte Areas
Call 206-1200


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Six degrees of separation


Congratulations to
local angler Manny
Perez from Punta
Gorda and his partner
Paul Jueckstock for their
victory in the Oh Boy!
Oberto Redfish Cup
regular season event in
Biloxi/D'Iberville, Miss.
last Sunday, October 12.
Perez and Jueckstock
nailed two 30-inch slot
redfish late in the blustery,
overcast final day weighing
18.90 pounds to take their
first Redfish Cup champi-
onship win and a $50,000
payday.
Another Punta Gorda
angler, Danny Latham,
placed in the top 10
during that tournament,
so congratulations to him
too. By the way, the
Redfish Cup's only
permanent stop on the
circuit is in Punta Gorda.
Each event during the
season features a $50,000
guaranteed first prize and
a minimum $180,000 in
total payout. And fishing
fans can see the action on
ESPN2 on weekend
afternoons and weekday
evenings.
Now to the segue:
During each Redfish Cup
in Punta Gorda the top
five young anglers fishing
in the Water LIFE Kids
Cup Tournament fish on
the final Sunday morning
of the Oh Boy! Oberto
Redfish Cup event to
determine the champion.
They leave the dock
immediately after the
top five pros.
Revenue from the Kids
Cup funds 100 percent of
the Don Ball School of
Fishing, an extracurricular
program offered to
seventh grade students in
five of the local public
middle schools. The
program has taught 700
students about fishing
over the past seven years.


It's a simple concept: Local
fishing guides teaching
local kids about local
fishing. Capt. Danny
Latham is one of the
instructors who teach
students in Punta Gorda.
The eight-week course
has been under way for a
few weeks and students
are learning how to tie
knots, handle a rod and
land a fish. Livebait and
artificial baits are dis-
cussed. Fish handling and
how to measure, weigh
and fillet fish are part of
the lesson plan. Where to
find live bait, how to read


WAUI Lis F-t4ur .
Want redfish? Look for the mullet
Light Tackle
CAPT. MIKE MANIS
There are some good schools
of reds in the Harbor. The
challenge is to find them and
then try to keep track of their
movements.

.Page 4

Big fish are just off the beaches
Mr. Sheepshead
DAVE HACK
:Predatory fish are being
drawn into the surf by
massive numbers of tiny
baitfish. There's never been a
i better time to fish Venice.


. Page 11


a tide chart and interpret-
ing state fishing regula-
tions are all covered. A
healthy dialogue about
recent experiences
including tournament
fishing often ensues.
Ethical angling, conserva-
tion and the importance
of a healthy environment
are also parts of the
program's discussions.
Each student receives a
Fishing Resource manual,
a 40-page book about local
fishing, charts, fish
identification books, fish

DEGREES I P6


PHOTO PROVIDED


Perez and Jueckstock caught 18.90 pounds on their way to their Redfish Cup championship.


The Fumbling Fisherman TOM JOHNSON
Dr. barry Kooda: The fish dentist ......................... Page 3

Outdoor News Bulletin Board
Upcoming events and news of interest ..................... Page 3


Reader Photos
Who's been catching what where


Sailing Away WILL WHITE
Old lady keeps winning races .................. . . ..... Page 6

Boating Safety BILL HEMPEL
W hat if you fall off your dock? .......................... . Page 7
Fly Fishing CAPT. ROD WALINCHUS
A bit of practice goes a long way................ . . .... Page 8

Ask Capt. Ralph CAPT. RALPH ALLEN
Holy mackerel! It must be fall ................. . . ..... Page 10

Survey tallies anglers' favorite tackle brands ............. . .Page 12

Not all released fish live to fight another day ............ . .Page 16

Fish Finder, Page 7 Tide Charts, Page 16


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PHOTO PROVIDED

Twelve-year-old Craig
Smith with a 6-pound, 26-
inch redfish caught with
cut bait on the east wall.



23170 Harborview Road
Port Charlotte, FL 33980
Web site:
www.boatingandfishing.com
E-mail:
waterline@sun-herald.com
Fax:
941-629-4499

WATERLINE DIRECTORY
EDITOR
Capt. Rod Walinchus
rwalinchus@sun-herald.com

SALES MANAGER
Nancy Padgett
941-206-1287
npadgett@sun-herald.com

MARKETING

Display Advertising
Chris Beckett
941-206-1264
cbeckett@sun-herald.com
Boaters' Bargains
Debbie Nemser
941-429-3113
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Jill DiBenedetto
941-429-3116
jilld@sunnewspapers.net

DESIGN
Josh Olive
jolive@sun-herald.com

Published by
Sun Coast Media Group
David Dunn-Rankin, Publisher

REGULAR CONTRIBUTORS
Capt. Ralph Allen
Greg Bartz
Corbin Dyer
Dave Hack
Bill Hempel
Tom Johnson
Gene Kingery
G.B. Knowles
Capt. Mike Manis
Josh Olive
Capt. Dave Pinkham
Joe Polidoro
Capt. Rod Walinchus
Will White
Capt. Jay Withers


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Octo


I found something
strange floating in
the Harbor the other
day. It looks like an
advertising flyer for a
new dental office
opening in our area. But
believe it or not, this
tooth parlor is strictly for
fish! How do I know?
Well, luckily for you, I
happen to read many
crustacean chronicles, so
I managed to translate
the contents. You will
have to decide for
yourself whether it's
science fiction or science
"fish-kin."

Welcome to Fish
Family Dentistry! Dr.
Barry Kooda and his
professional staff will be
happy to provide all your
dental needs. Here are
just some of the services
we provide:
Treble hook removal
Dentures using
SeaBond adhesive
Painless offshore
drilling
Free flossing for
flounders on Fridays
Root canals so you
can root canals
Overbite correction
for sharks
Whitening for whitings
and wahoos
Caps for dapper
snappers
Fish Family Dentistry
specializes in adolescent
dental problems. Dr
Barry knows what it's like
to be a teen with tangled
teeth. He wore braces as
a kid and schoolmates
made fun of the wire
leader wrapped around
his incisors. "Even
baitfish used to laugh at
me as they slipped
through the spaces in my
front teeth," says Doctor


Barry. "My snaggle-
toothed jaw meant I
always ended up with the
ugliest ladyfish at school
dances. That's why I
have dedicated my
professional career to
correcting crooked cusps
wherever possible."
To celebrate the grand
opening of Fish Family
Dentistry every kid under
12 years (or your species
equivalent) receives a
free DVD entitled "Jaws -
The Teethquel." It
reminds small fry that
regular brushing pre-


vents chum disease and
helps stop halitosis -
commonly known as
"mullet mouth."
Our staff uses the
newest technology,
including the latest
advances in catfish
slime to whiten enamel.
It's a one-time applica-
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well, you know what
catfish slime tastes like.
But it's been proven to
leave your teeth bright
and shiny. Regular visits
to our luxurious new
reef-side office will keep


you smiling like a
sheepshead.
Dr. Kooda is also a
qualified oral surgeon
and dermatologist. Do
goofy gills make you look
older? Are the scales
sagging around your
eyes? Botox injections
can take years off your
appearance. Need a
tendril turned or a fin
finagled? Outpatient
laser treatments are
quick and easy using
only a minimum of
swamp gas. You can get
back to chasing tails the


very same day!
Finally, every fish
knows that razor-sharp,
cavity-free teeth are the
best defense against
fluorocarbon leaders. As
Dr. Kooda always says,
"We remove the tartar so
you don't end up being
served with tartar sauce."
All dental insurance
programs (including
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us soon!

For those of you who
believe everything I say,
all I can say is, don't be


impacted by this parody.
My wisdom teeth are
long gone and I sure
won't win a plaque for
this crowning achieve-
ment of dental puns.
Time to shut my
mandible. Put this article
under your pillow
tonight and you will find
a shark's tooth there in
the morning.
Tom Johnson, the
Fumbling Fisherman, is
an award-winning
outdoor humor writer
You can contact Tom at
trjmcp@aol.com.


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The commercial and
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remain open until May 16.
Stone crab claws must be at
least 2 3/4 inches in length to
be harvested legally, and claws
may not be taken from egg-
bearing female stone crabs.
Recreational harvesters are
allowed to use up to five stone
crab traps, and there is a daily
bag limit of 1 gallon of claws
per person or 2 gallons per
vessel, whichever is less.
More information regarding
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A six-week introductory


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identification, tides, and fishing
regulations for fishing in fresh
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reels, lures and nets will be
displayed during the class and
there will be a number of useful
handouts issued to students.
Longtime local fishing guide
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class and the course is open to
all members of the public. The
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Dr. Barry Kooda: The fish dentist





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October is one of my

favorite months.
Besides the fact
that it is beginning to cool
off just a bit, this is the
time of year in Charlotte
Harbor when we have our
best chance to hunt down
schooling redfish. With
the area's growth and
resulting development,
which includes increased
fishing pressure, redfish
may not school in the
numbers they did many
years ago, but there are
some good schools
throughout the Harbor's
surrounding bays and
sounds. The challenge is
to find them and then try
to keep track of their
movements. It is not
unusual to find a school
of 50 to 200 fish and then
have them disappear right
before your very eyes.
Keep in mind these
schools will be holding in
fairly shallow water,
maybe no deeper than
only two feet. It is this that
allows us to hopefully
identify their presence. In
most cases, we may not
be able to see the fish, but
we are able to see some-
thing pushing up water
from below the surface.
Some would call this
nervous water. What we
are doing is learning to
more or less read the
water. It is actually a lot of
fun and it is this visual
type of fishing or hunting
that gives saltwater flats
fishing its unique style.
When we first begin
trying to read the water, it
can be difficult distin-
guishing one type of push
from another. By and
large, the most predomi-
nant and active fish on
the flats are mullet and


October 23, 2008




Want redfish? Look for the mullet


until you see enough of
them and begin seeing
redfish mixed with them,
the pushes can be difficult
to distinguish. However,
the most important thing
to keep in mind is that the
areas with the most
mullet are the areas that
have the best chance of
holding redfish they
kind of go hand-in-hand.
So instead of spending
too much time thinking
about the difference, take
advantage of the abun-
dance of mullet and use
them to your advantage.
In other words, if we
spend enough time
around mullet, we are


going to eventually run
into redfish. I like to
spend as much time as
possible covering as
much ground as I can just
reading the water, looking
for moving mullet. I like
to do this while using
both the outboard and
trolling motors. Try to
keep in mind that there
are just some places
where using a trolling
motor or even a push pole
is more effective than an
outboard.
I have also found it
really helps to get in as
long a cast as possible. I
will cast in and around
every pod or school of


mullet within my reach. quickly move out of your
My three favorite baits are reach and then just
topwater plugs, floating simply disappear. That is
twitch baits, and silver how we end up getting so
and gold spoons. All three much practice reading the
can be thrown a long way water looking for clues.
and do well in shallow Like most things in life,
water with thick grass. the more time you put
And it also doesn't hurt into something, the better
that redfish will attack all you get and I am always
three with reckless impressed how well some
abandon. Double or even anglers can read the


triple hook-ups are
possible when you find a
school and many fish are
oversized, so catch-and-
release is the name of the
game. What's more, don't
think you will fish a
particular school for too
long because they will


water. It is a learning
curve and I can think of
no other single factor that
will give you more
satisfaction other than the
hook-ups resulting from
being able to find fish. I
have learned as much
from the mistakes I've


made as anything else. I
have thrown baits to both
tailing mullet and catfish
before I realized they
weren't redfish. Many
times, schools of pushing
fish ended up being hard-
fighting jacks and I have
never been known to turn
down the chance see a big
10-pound jack attack a
topwater bait.
Find mullet and you'll
eventually find redfish.
Capt. Mike Manis
specializes in fishing the
backcountry of Charlotte
Harbor You can contact
Capt. Mike at 941-628-
7895 or by e-mail at
flatscaptain@comcast. net.


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C hJerry Kard of Port
IC ^ee' P' ^ ~Charlotte with a 20-inch


Jack Lyons with his 4-year-old grandson Anthony and a
trophy-size tilapia.


Englewood resident Betty Madison caught her first
slot snook of the season October 4. Her husband
landed another keeper the next day.


Keith Barrett-Bee, a Port Charlotte winter resident
from England, with his first redfish, a 19-inch fish that
was released after the photo. ........


October 23, 2008


Page 5





W,> A1 LOctober 23,2008


A t the annual
meeting of West
lorida Perfor-
mance Handicap Racing
Fleet, Inc. (WFPHRF to
the local yacht-racing
fraternity) this year,
hosted by the Punta
Gorda Sailing Club on
June 28, a 69-year old
boat named "My Baby"
was presented an award
for the oldest boat racing
in the area.
The big news was not
that "My Baby" was the
oldest boat still racing,
but that she is winning
races. Morgan Stinemetz,
who has been writing
about sailing in this area
for more years than he
probably cares to admit,
showed a marvelous
slide presentation of his
photographs of the grand
old lady under sail. Slide
presentation is an
understatement; it was
what I believe is called a
Power Point presentation



DEGREES
From page 2
specific publications,
fishing regulations and a
copy of the FWC's Fishing
Lines publication. They
also receive a canvas tackle
bag filled with plastic
tackle storage boxes, lures,
leader, hooks and so forth,
and they receive a Shake-
speare rod and reel combo.
At the end of the course
they receive a graduation
certificate.
A part of the program is
learning how to throw a
castnet. The students in
my class at the LA Ainger
Middle School attempted
the feat and discovered it
isn't easy. My assistant
Kaelin, a Lemon Bay High
School junior and avid
angler, demonstrated his
technique. Then the
students took turns and as
you can imagine, the
results were not good. Even
those who bragged about
their prowess executed bad
tosses; so smaller diameter
nets were brought out with


Old


la(


these days. It is complete
with background music,
a song about "My Baby!"
The baby in the song is
not a boat, but the
refrain fits.
The boat, although
built from the plans of a
1930s one-design racer
once popular on the
northern shores of the
Gulf of Mexico, was built
in our waters in 1939.
Shipwright Asa Pillsbury
at the Snead Island Boat
Works in Palmetto built
her for E.E. Bishop, who
owned the Boat Works at
the time, along with at
least one mega yacht.
Why he wanted such a
small boat as well is no
longer known by any of
the folks I interviewed
for this story.
Mary Parker of Braden-
ton, who still keeps the
boat at Snead Island Boat
Works in a covered slip,
owns the boat. It has
been sailed of late by the
manager of the Boat
Works, Gary Alderman,
and several others.
Initially, in the Thursday


marginal success.
I bring this up because
many anglers new to
saltwater fishing are also
attempting to learn how to
throw a castnet. Me too; as
a fly fisherman I don't need
livebait and haven't
developed my castnetting
skills. I own a net and have
a video about how to throw
it, but never do. So it was
with great interest that I
watched Kaelin demon-
strate his ability with the
net. If you have attempting
to learn and have no one
to teach you, Google
"throwing a cast net" and
you'll find a wealth of
information. You'll find
videos offered by castnet
manufacturers, instruc-
tions in print form and
video instructions on
youtube.com.
The angling community
is really a very small
community. The link
between a big-time redfish
tournament in Mississippi
to throwing a castnet in a
Port Charlotte middle


school isn't even six
degrees of separation.


Or -.


dy keel
Night Series at the
Bradenton Yacht Club,
she turned out to be
hard-mouthed, as they
say of horses, meaning
that she wanted to take
charge to round up
into the wind in heavy
air. In sailor talk rather
than horse talk, that
means she had a fierce
weather helm. To keep
such a boat on a straight
course, the helmsman
has to fight her tendency
to round up by keeping
her rudder pulling her
away from the wind.
That means dragging the
rudder at an angle
through the water, and
that is SLOW.
The solution is to move
the center of effort
forward, usually a bit
forward of the center of
lateral resistance, so that


ps winning races


the two work together to
keep a sailboat going in a
straight line. OK, for you
readers who know more
about boat design than I
do, you want a slight
weather helm, especially
in heavy air, because the
effect is to provide a bit
of lift, reducing the
natural tendency of any
sailboat to crab to
leeward slightly when
hard on the wind.
Last winter, Alderman
installed a bowsprit on
"My Baby" to bring the
jib forward. That fix
brought the center of
effort forward, reducing
the heavy weather helm
and the consequent drag
of the rudder. That, along
with a new set of sails by
ace sail maker Gregg
Knighton, supercharged
the old lady and she


Lindsay Copeman is learning how to toss a castnet at
the Don Ball School of Fishing.


started winning many of
those Thursday night
races, even though the
modifications increased
her PHRF rating by 30
seconds per mile.
Her competitors from
the Bradenton Yacht
Club are perplexed. They
are delighted to see the
old lady lift her skirts and
fly. On the other hand,
the whole idea of racing
is to win, and to be
beaten by a 69-year-old
boat "Well," as Jack
Benny used to say.
Morgan Stinemetz's
video can be seen on the
Web at www.sailmonster.


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Thanks to him for
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material from his article
in the September issue of
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OctoL 2~ 9AAR Page 7


I was at a social get-
together and noticed
a gentleman with his
arm in a sling his
shoulder and arm were
heavily bandaged. Being
curious, I asked if he was
in an auto accident. He
replied an accident yes,
but not an auto. He said
he had brushed against a
dock piling while clean-
ing the bottom of his
boat. The accidental
encounter with the
oyster-encrusted piling
inflicted over 100 cuts on
his arm, shoulder and
chest. He said his flesh
looked like hamburger
and he went through
considerable pain as the


What
hospital attendants
washed out the cuts
prior to applying anti-
septic and bandages. All
from a seemingly
innocent brush against
oyster clusters.
Those of you with
docks are familiar with
the oyster growths on the
pilings as well as on any
rock formations on the
bottom of the water.
Also, most of you have
probably had a minor
brush with an oyster
cluster. If so, I know you
are aware of the razor-
sharp edges that will
easily slice a hand or foot
- a bad way to learn to
avoid them. Too many
times people are in the
water and need to climb
back up on their docks.
These oyster clusters
may make it impossible


if you f
for you to do so without
turning your skin into
hamburger also. So it is
important to have a
means to get safely from
the water onto your
dock.
While being in the
water off your dock isn't
something you may plan
to do, there are many
reasons you may find
yourself in that position.
An accidental fall while
working on the boat, an
intentional act to clean
off a hull or work on an
out drive, an intentional
dive to retrieve a
dropped valuable, an
impulsive dip to cool off,
a reaction to save a pet
or child that fell in or
many other reasons.
Once in the water, it may
be a near-impossible feat
to get back up on the


all off your dock?


dock. The height of the
dock may be a barrier
and you may face a wall
of sharp oysters. Last
year there was a fatality
when a senior citizen fell
into the water and
drowned, as he was
unable to get back on the
dock.
So, I highly recom-
mend that every dock
have a safe handrail and
a boarding ladder. A safe
handrail is cheap and
simple to install. Just
pick up a length of PCV
and nail it horizontally
across your pilings at the
water line. Oysters will
not grow on the PCV and
it provides a safe place to
hang on and pull your
way around the dock
without touching the
bottom. Boarding
ladders are readily


available for purchase
and installation from any
dock installer. There are
three types:
1. A fixed ladder from
the dock down into the
water.
2. A two-piece that
extends to the water line
with a pull down lower
half that is telescoped
into the upper.
3.A full-length ladder
that pivots and swings
up totally out of the
water.
Types one and two
work well, but will
eventually become
encrusted with oysters,
unless you continually
clean them. Even then,
cleaning still leaves
sharp residual pieces
that may cut your feet.
The swing-up is the best.
With an attached line, a


swimmer can easily pull
the ladder into the water
and climb out.
Once out of the water,
you can swing the ladder
back up onto the dock.
The swing-up type does
occupy some dock space
while out of the water,
but it is minimal.
You may not plan on
being in the water, but it
can happen. While a safe
PCV handrail would be
nice to have, a boarding
ladder is a safety necessi-
ty. If you or a guest are
ever in the water and
need to get back on the
dock, you will know what
I mean.
Bill Hempel is the
Assistant Safety Officer
for the Peace River Power
Squadron and a member
of the USPS national
marketing committee.


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BY ROD WALINCHUS
Brian Kehoe's reward
for an accurate cast
to a tailing redfish.


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Page 9


ast week's column addressed 1_T_ l____ _f
the need for accurate casting,
* especially when sight fishing then move to accuracy. When you do
along mangrove shorelines, finally cast with the entire rod you'll be
But in order to be accurate, a surprised at how much your casting has
fly caster needs to be confident in his improved.
ability to make the cast, and that 2. Control your loop size. The motion
doesn't happen by itself. Practice is of the cast is in a straight line with a
necessary and the time and place for small break of the wrist at the speed-
practice is not when you're on a boat up-and-stop stage. This break or arc
fishing. determines the size of the loop, a big
The inability to deliver a fly to a fish arc makes a wide loop and a small arc
not only limits an angler's ability to forms a tight loop. Practice forming
catch fish but also drives many poten- loops of different sizes at will. A tight
tial fly fishers away from the sport. It's loop is essential in saltwater casting
very common for a novice fly fisherman because it helps create line speed for
to become so stymied that he says, longer casts. A wide loop bleeds off
"The heck with this," and reaches for speed and distance because it is more
the spinning or baitcasting gear. After wind resistant. A common cause of
all, who wants to spend the day in a wide loops is dropping the rod tip to
state of agitation and who wants to the water's surface when the delivery
spend the day fishless? cast is made. By practicing forming a
A little backyard casting practice can tight loop you will effectively break the
go a long way to alleviate the angst of habit of dropping the rod tip.
actually fishing with a fly rod. If at all 3. Take target practice. Accuracy is
possible, pay a visit to a professional fly extremely important in the salt. Put out
caster for instruction or to simply "fix" a some pie plates, garbage can lids and
developed casting problem. While I other items to aim at. Cast at each
think this essential to develop a solid target with varying amounts of line
grasp of casting fundamentals, I realize from varying distances. Attempt to hit
that for whatever reasons, not everyone each target as quickly as possible with
can actually visit a pro there may not as few false casts as possible to simulate
be one available in your area, embar- flats fishing. You can even make a fly
rassment, etc. The establishment of a casting golf course by placing targets at
casting practice routine can take some different distance and counting how
frustration out of the sport and be fun many "strokes" it takes you to hit each
at the same time. one. Develop a par and play from there.
Develop a workout routine with 4. Practice casting with oversized
specific things to work on during a flies or weighted flies, but be sure to
practice session. It'll be more produc- de-fang them. The additional weight or
tive than just spending some time idly air resistance will alter the casting
casting around the yard. If you are able strokaand force you to slow down your
to figure out what you need-to work on, cast. You may have to extend your arm
establish a-practice session tolTTYet and develop the habit of cons" usk.
,our needs. Th-eTraining sessions can--.and abruptly stopping-the rosd at-the
be likened to any at.iJ essiowe4hat end *f the forward and backstroke to
reinforce basic fundamentals and keep the'"tie speed up. ThfT'sa good
develop techniques. exercise todevelop thtetiming.jLa long
It is helputto have a place to practice cast. When you finally are fishing on the
that is free frol'obstructions an4ree water you'll notice a big difference in- -
from ovrl'hanging bhstarles, especially our casting ability.
powgr lines, and with enough open- &.Practice shootiSg1Tne onte cast.
space for a relatively loag forward and Many casters attempt tacarry line
back cast. Your lawn may fit the bill (k&ep line-i4n thie air) as-lhey false castto
mljcel_ otherwise a p.ak may work and if lengthen their line,-tlhwastes time and
theiris a bit of water aOunFlike a can-alert fistrwith thtaflajbgrrne. Pull
ondso much the better. Make your out moreflne than you'll need for a
*t^ asy and quick to comfortablecast and begin aIMrnfl
you'll end up making excusesto rj ast.,rr-the-delivery stroke, stop the _
Eimit your time practicing, an houriis. abruptly and then hesitate foar.
good but 20 minutI ff*it-t e quick beat, thTh release the line you've
u q Hol i rsp d enough tin-e'Nr- pulled off the reel. I'l-l"seThexcess-
ENIRa clcrolpJishedITo coiledJi~.au of yotir#Pq4p and
unat ine to follow so that you distVP-"wpll be achieved uCfa e
a s ructure aatoc. adti ting. However,.dn't make the
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Holy mackerel! It must be fall


October 23, 2008




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n many northern
states, you can tell that
it's fall by the changing
colors of the leaves. We
don't get much of a visual
indication of the arrival of
fall here in Southwest
Florida, but we do get a
fishy sign of the season
when the fall mackerel
runs kick into high gear. I
think we get the better
end of the bargain. I'd
much rather herald the
change of season with a
weeks-long spate of red
hot fishing than with a
batch of yellowing leaves
I'd soon have to rake.
Mackerel season
seemed to get an early
start this fall. There has
been off-and-on action
on Spanish mackerel and
some king mackerel for
nearly a month. Whether
the early fish are a sign of
what will be a longer-
than-normal season or
whether it is going to be a
season that begins early
and ends early is any-
body's guess at this point.
The duration, timing and
intensity of each year's
run vary quite a bit. There
are at least three factors
that come into play: The
number of fish migrating
along our coast, the
amount of bait in the
area, and the weather.
Reports from anglers to
our north seem to
indicate a good-sized pile
of fish are headed our way,
so that's good. This has
been a banner year for
baitfish, so that's good.
The third factor, the
weather, is harder to
predict. There are a couple
of ways that the weather
can affect the mackerel
runs. First, a spell of really
chilly weather will cause
water temperatures to
drop quickly and hurry
fish on their way south,
thereby shortening our
season. Second, a spell of
really windy weather,
particularly the north-
westerly and northerly
winds associated with
cold fronts, can churn the
nearshore coastal waters
into a murky mess that
tends to push the mack-
erels further offshore
where they can find
cleaner water. There have
been years when the bulk
of the runs seemed to stay
20 or 30 miles offshore,
out of range for may
anglers who fish from
smaller boats, or for those
anglers who are on a tight
fuel budget.
We don't know how
many fish are coming our
way; we don't know how
long they'll stay here; we
don't know how far
offshore they'll run, but
we do know this: They're
here right now and the
fishing is good. As long as
the inshore water remains
fairly clear it will be
possible for small boat
anglers to reach some of
the hottest fishing of the
year, fishing often at a
peak only a few miles
offshore. This is often
mixed-bag fishing around


massive schools of bait
that attract a variety of
predators including
Spanish mackerel, king
mackerel, bluefish,
sharks, bonito and others.
The hot setup is to locate
a feeding frenzy of
predators ripping into
bait. Such frenzy almost
always results in great
fishing as the hopped-up
fish wildly hit almost any
bait or lure cast or trolled
in their vicinity. Finding
this kind of action can be
as simple as clearing the
beach and looking for the


nearest swarm of squawk-
ing sea birds or for a
cluster of fishing boats.
It's not all offshore
action either. Thousands
of Spanish mackerel,
bluefish and sometimes a
smattering of king
mackerel will enter
Charlotte Harbor where
anglers often find them
miles inland from the
Gulf. The bars off Bokeelia
and Cape Haze Point are
famous mackerel haunts
as is the artificial reef near
the mouth of Alligator
Creek on the eastern side


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BAG LIMIT: 2 per person per day (reduced to 1
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AVERAGE SIZE: 10-30 pounds
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HABITAT: King mackerel are open-water fish.
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structure (i.e., wrecks and reefs) or surface
debris. Annual migration routes run within a
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kings are often within reach of anglers on the
Venice municipal pier.
FOOD VALUE: Very good when smaller. Larger fish
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Big fish are just off the beaches


Tarpon, kings, bonito
and Spanish mackerel
have been busting the
inshore beach this past week
in Venice. What makes it so
unusual is that they are thick
and within 500 feet or so of
the beach. Most of the time
you don't see any boats
fishing for them.
You're probably thinking,
"So what's the big deal?
They're out there all day on
some days. The birds are so
thick that you probably
couldn't fish anyway." Here's
the big deal: I think the
recently baited stone crab
traps are the reason. The bait
in the traps attracts thou-
sands of baitfish and preda-
tors come from miles away.
The few fishermen who did
fish tell me that they have


been losing 100-pound plus
tarpon to the traps.
This bonanza seems to be
up and down the area's coast.
The fishing at the Venice
Municipal Pier has been
sensational. The other day,
bonito were there all day.
And on another day, the
Spanish and kings were
thick. It seems like every day
two or more large tarpon
have been hooked at the pier
and at the Venice Jetty.
Every old-timer I talk to
says the same thing about
this fantastic fishing.
They've never seen the
inshore this hot for so long.
Of course the key ingredient
is the huge schools of
greenbacks/ white bait.
The other day I saw
sheepshead in the rocks at
the Venice Jetty. No one was


BEACHES I P12


WATERLINE
PHOTO BY
DAVE HACK
Mackerel
and bonito
can be
caught off
the jetties.






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BEACHES
From page 11
catching them, but it was
encouraging to see so
many so early in the
season. Many other
people have been seeing
them not only in my area,
but in Lee and Charlotte
counties as well. Hopeful-
ly this is a sign that this
coming season will be a
lot better than last season
was.
I'm still looking for
pompano. I keep hearing
scattered stories about


Charlotte Harbor and the
Tampa Bay area. Now
that our morning temper-
atures have dropped a
bit, maybe they'll show
up. I still believe in my
theory about gamefish
status for pompano. If
they make them illegal to
sell in stores, then you
will take the demand
away and stop most of
the poaching. I've talked
to several Florida fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission officers and
they all agree.
This is a great time to
take a kid fishing. Get


them interested and most
will get hooked on
fishing. They'll remember
you as they grow up with
fond memories. Well,
fellow Sheepsheadites,
we'll talk again next time.
Dave Hack is Mr
Sheepshead. He is a
wholesaler of Mr.
Sheepshead cooked frozen
sand fleas and fiddlers. He
also has a new bait:
Brined, vacuum-sealed
greenbacks/white bait. He
can be contacted at: 941-
486-1998, 941-321-8849
or mrsheepshead@
verizon.net.


WATERLINE PHOTO BY ROD WALINCHUS
A bit of practice made accurate casting
to tight spots a snap for Andy Moreno.


PRACTICE
From page 9
lawn chairs with a board
across the tops of their
backs and cast to the
opening from varying
distances. You'll soon see
that you need to develop
a tight loop to get the fly
under it consistently. You
can even practice a side
cast. Make the opening
smaller and lower to
develop greater accuracy.
Walk around the yard and
cast into and under your
real bushes but make sure
your wife doesn't see you.
8. Practice making your
back cast the delivery
cast. Learn to deliver the
fly on the backstroke
rather than on the
forward stroke. This is
accomplished by simply
shooting line on the back
cast towards the target.
This exercise will save
some frustration when it's
windy or when a fish
comes quickly from your
rear.
9. Practice casting with
the wind coming from
different directions.
Unfortunately, saltwater
fly casters rarely get to use
the wind to their advan-
tage when fishing. A tight
loop is necessary to cast
into the wind not
excessive power. Practice
keeping the loop tight and
low and not dropping the
rod tip during the delivery
cast forming a wide wind
resistant loop and you'll
soon discover that casting


into the wind isn't too
difficult. Practice with the
wind over your left
shoulder and right
shoulder, you'll soon
learn how to keep from
getting hooked. Practice
with the wind directly at
your back. This will help
you develop a solid back
cast with a tight loop and
plenty of line speed. You'll
have to do this in order to
get a good forward cast.
Do all this with varying
amounts of line.
10. Finally, learn the
double haul and practice
it. The double haul is a
timing technique that
employs a tug with the off
hand (the hand holding
the line) on both the back
and forward stroke. Here
you'll need some profes-
sional help to learn it and
once you do you'll find it
invaluable. There are
plenty of books, articles
and videos that can help
you get started but
nothing will be more
beneficial than having
someone that knows how
to do it show you.
A little backyard casting
practice will improve
your casting ability,
which in turn, will
improve your fishing
ability and keep you
enjoying the sport of
saltwater fly fishing.
Capt. Rod Walinchus is
an author, illustrator, fly-
tyer and charter guide
specializing in fly-fishing.
You can contact Capt.
Rod at rwalinchus@
sun-herald.com.


October 23, 2008


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October 23, 2008 Page 13


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Boca
Grande
residents
Lyn and
Jim
Magee,
showing
off a very
nice
redfish
caught
just off
the Boca
Grande
beach.


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Not all released fish live to fight another day


(MCT) On frosty fall
mornings and brilliant spring
days, millions of anglers splash
into the nation's waterways
seeking fish that they can hook,
fight to possess and then set free.
In their drive to preserve fish
for future generations, "catch-
and-release" anglers may also be
changing species in uncharted
ways.
Biologists are certain that
releasing fish helps sustain
populations that would falter if
those fish were eaten. But they
know much less about how
repeated releases may affect
breeding, behavior and more.
"We are making more docile
bass," smaller and less able to
defend their nests, said Dave
Philipp, a scientist at the Illinois
Natural History Survey who
studies the effects of angling on
reproductive success.
Milton Love, a research
biologist at UC Santa Barbara,
calculated that for certain long-
lived fish, even a few catch-and-


release deaths can multiply into
a serious problem if the same
animals are caught over and over
for years.
Love, who has fished since he
was 5, worries when he hears
recreational anglers, proud that
they've released a fish for
posterity, imply that they have
no impact on fisheries.
"That's still an open question,"
Love said. He has urged more
studies to help determine "at
what point does the mortality
rate, even if it's very small, begin
to catch up with the population?"
Another open question which
troubles some anglers as well as
animal-rights activists is whether
fish feel pain.
"I think they do feel pain. I'd
be kidding myself if they didn't,"
said Kurt Bailey of Sacramento,
Calif., who cares enough about
fish to have trekked down to the
Delta on a bitterly cold morning
earlier this month to help save
striped bass stranded on
Prospect Island.


When he's not in rescue mode,
Bailey fishes off the coast for
rock cod and tuna, inland for
black bass, and where he can for
salmon and steelhead. He eats
some and frees others, but he
wonders about the ones he lets
swim away.
"One thing I've thought
about, when you let them go, do
they survive? How messed up
mentally are they? If someone
did that to me, I'd be stressed
out," Bailey said.
So are the fish.
Their hearts pound faster and
pump more blood. Stress hor-
mones such as cortisol increase.
Lactate, the same waste product
that can give humans muscle
cramps after exercise, builds up.
For many species, the effect
dissipates in two to four hours,
said Cory Suski, a professor of
fish physiology at the University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Suski compares the physical
effects of angling to a human
exercising hard. Just like a


person who runs a marathon, a
fish will recover, he said.
In the wild, it's incredibly
difficult to design experiments
that can fully assess the impacts
of being caught and released, say
those who spend their careers
studying fisheries.
Mortality after release can
range wildly, from zero to 89
percent, according to the 2005
study.
In California, about 95
percent of freshwater trout
survive on release, with warm
water fish such as catfish and
bass doing better and anadro-
mous fish such as salmon which
migrate from the sea to breed in
fresh water doing worse, said
Dave Lentz, a senior fishery
biologist with the state Depart-
ment of Fish and Game.
"Catch and release has been
successfully used for many
decades," Lentz said, keeping
fisheries far more robust than if
all those fish had been taken
home for food. In 2006, Califor-


nia issued more than 2 million
recreational fishing licenses, and
studies have estimated that
recreational fishing pumps more
than $5 billion into the economy.
Over the years, anglers have
learned how to reduce death
rates, choosing hooks, lures and
other gear that put less stress on
fish, and being especially careful
when waters warm up and make
fish more vulnerable.
"Fishers are keenly aware of
these things," said Chris Lowe, a
marine biology professor at Long
Beach State University. "They go
to the library, they go online,
they do their homework. They
tell me, 'I'm really worried about
fish populations.'"
Al Kroeger, a Sacramentan
who spent Saturday taking a
friend's son on his first fishing
trip, said he's constantly on the
lookout for the best strategies to
boost fish survival.
"I enjoy it so much, I want to
pass it on to future generations,"
Kroeger said.


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THURSDAY 02:38 1.38 feet Low Tide 01:50 1.48 feet High Tide 01:18 1.48 feet High Tide 03:17 1.06 feet Low Tide 00:55 1.48 feet High Tide
07:34 Sunrise 06:12 1.26 feet Low Tide 05:43 1.26 feet Low Tide 07:33 Sunrise 05:44 1.26 feet Low Tide
08:13 2.02 feet High Tide 07:33 Sunrise 07:32 Sunrise 08:48 1.56 feet High Tide 07:32 Sunrise
15:51 0.38 feet Low Tide 11:53 1.84 feet High Tide 11:21 1.84 feet High Tide 16:30 0.29 feet Low Tide 10:58 1.84 feet High Tide
18:53 Sunset 18:52 Sunset 18:51 Sunset 18:52 Sunset 18:52 Sunset
22:15 1.73 feet High Tide 19:25 0.35 feet Low Tide 18:56 0.35 feet Low Tide 22:50 1.33 feet High Tide 18:57 0.35 feet Low Tide
FRIDAY 04:00 1.04 feet Low Tide 01:55 1.58 feet High Tide 01:23 1.58 feet High Tide 04:39 0.80 feet Low Tide 01:00 1.58 feet High Tide
07:35 Sunrise 07:33 Sunrise 07:05 0.95 feet Low Tide 07:34 Sunrise 07:06 0.95 feet Low Tide
09:40 1.97 feet High Tide 07:34 0.95 feet Low Tide 07:33 Sunrise 10:15 1.51 feet High Tide 07:33 Sunrise
16:29 0.56 feet Low Tide 13:20 1.79 feet High Tide 12:48 1.79 feet High Tide 17:08 0.43 feet Low Tide 12:25 1.79 feet High Tide
18:52 Sunset 18:51 Sunset 18:51 Sunset 18:51 Sunset 18:51 Sunset
22:27 1.87 feet High Tide 20:03 0.51 feet Low Tide 19:34 0.51 feet Low Tide 23:02 1.44 feet High Tide 19:35 0.51 feet Low Tide
SATURDAY 04:56 0.70 feet Low Tide 02:07 1.70 feet High Tide 01:35 1.70 feet High Tide 05:35 0.54 feet Low Tide 01:12 1.70 feet High Tide
07:35 Sunrise 07:34 Sunrise 07:33 Sunrise 07:34 Sunrise 07:33 Sunrise
10:48 1.91 feet High Tide 08:30 0.64 feet Low Tide 08:01 0.64 feet Low Tide 11:23 1.47 feet High Tide 08:02 0.64 feet Low Tide
17:00 0.76 feet Low Tide 14:28 1.74 feet High Tide 13:56 1.74 feet High Tide 17:39 0.59 feet Low Tide 13:33 1.74 feet High Tide
18:51 Sunset 18:50 Sunset 18:50 Sunset 18:51 Sunset 18:50 Sunset
22:42 2.02 feet High Tide 20:34 0.70 feet Low Tide 20:05 0.70 feet Low Tide 23:17 1.55 feet High Tide 20:06 0.70 feet Low Tide
SUNDAY 05:42 0.40 feet Low Tide 02:22 1.84 feet High Tide 01:50 1.84 feet High Tide 06:21 0.31 feet Low Tide 01:27 1.84 feet High Tide
07:36 Sunrise 07:35 Sunrise 07:34 Sunrise 07:35 Sunrise 07:34 Sunrise
11:46 1.84 feet High Tide 09:16 0.37 feet Low Tide 08:47 0.37 feet Low Tide 12:21 1.41 feet High Tide 08:48 0.37 feet Low Tide
17:24 0.95 feet Low Tide 15:26 1.68 feet High Tide 14:54 1.68 feet High Tide 18:03 0.73 feet Low Tide 14:31 1.68 feet High Tide
18:50 Sunset 18:49 Sunset 18:49 Sunset 18:50 Sunset 18:49 Sunset
22:56 2.16 feet High Tide 20:58 0.87 feet Low Tide 20:32 0.87 feet Low Tide 23:31 1.66 feet High Tide 20:30 0.87 feet Low Tide
MONDAY 06:22 0.17 feet Low Tide 02:36 1.97 feet High Tide 02:04 1.97 feet High Tide 07:01 0.13 feet Low Tide 01:41 1.97 feet High Tide
07:37 Sunrise 07:35 Sunrise 07:35 Sunrise 07:35 Sunrise 07:34 Sunrise
12:38 1.76 feet High Tide 09:56 0.16 feet Low Tide 09:27 0.16 feet Low Tide 13:13 1.35 feet High Tide 09:28 0.16 feet Low Tide
17:44 1.12 feet Low Tide 16:18 1.60 feet High Tide 15:46 1.60 feet High Tide 18:23 0.86 feet Low Tide 15:23 1.60 feet High Tide
18:50 Sunset 18:49 Sunset 18:48 Sunset 18:49 Sunset 18:48 Sunset
23:12 2.29 feet High Tide 21:18 1.02 feet Low Tide 20:49 1.02 feet Low Tide 23:47 1.76 feet High Tide 20:50 1.02 feet Low Tide
TUESDAY 06:58 0.01 feet Low Tide 02:52 2.09 feet High Tide 02:20 2.09 feet High Tide 07:36 Sunrise 01:57 2.09 feet High Tide
07:37 Sunrise 07:36 Sunrise 07:35 Sunrise 07:37 0.01 feet Low Tide 07:35 Sunrise
13:25 1.68 feet High Tide 10:32 0.01 feet Low Tide 10:03 0.01 feet Low Tide 14:00 1.29 feet High Tide 10:04 0.01 feet Low Tide
18:01 1.24 feet Low Tide 17:05 1.53 feet High Tide 16:33 1.53 feet High Tide 18:40 0.95 feet Low Tide 16:10 1.53 feet High Tide
18:49 Sunset 18:48 Sunset 18:47 Sunset 18:48 Sunset 18:48 Sunset
23:30 2.39 feet High Tide 21:35 1.13 feet Low Tide 21:06 1.13 feet Low Tide 21:07 1.13 feet Low Tide


07:32
07:38
14:11
18:16
18:48
23:51


-0.08 feet Low Tide
Sunrise
1.60 feet High Tide
1.32 feet Low Tide
Sunset
2.45 feet High Tide


03:10
07:37
11:06
17:51
18:47
21:50


2.18 feet High Tide
Sunrise
-0.08 feet Low Tide
1.46 feet High Tide
Sunset
1.20 feet Low Tide


02:38
07:36
10:37
17:19
18:47
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2.18 feet
Sunrise
-0.08 feet
1.46 feet
Sunset
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High Tide
Low Tide
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00:05
07:37
08:11
14:46
18:47
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1.84 feet
Sunrise
-0.06 feet
1.23 feet
Sunset
1.01 feet


High Tide
Low Tide
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02:15
07:36
10:38
16:56
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was my third time to see rare
artifacts brought up from the
icy depths where the "unsink-
able" ship went down at 2:20
a.m. on April 15,1912. Each
time, the exhibit stuns and
amazes. It is the subject of this
week's road trip. I encourage
everyone to see it, even if you
have been before as I have.
Touch an iceberg. See the
blueprints and learn exactly
where the great ship hit the
iceberg and imagine what
went wrong before during and
after the impact.
At the preview of the show, I
was fortunate to meet Robert
Williams, a Longboat Key resi-
dent who has been to the ship
twice. His first visit was in the
Russian-owned MIR I in 2001,
spending some five-plus hours
12,500 feet below the surface.
He said it takes about two and
one half hours to submerge
and about the same to return
to the surface, making for
some 11 hours in a cramped
sphere with its pilot and one
other person. On his first dive,
the third person was his wife,
Jill, who had arranged the dive
for him as a most special pre-
sent. Both are longtime
boaters. He holds a 100 Ton
Masters U.S. Merchant Marine
Officer's Certificate. His second
visit to Titanic was in 2003,
aboard MIR-II.
The thought of the dive gives
me claustrophobia but I
applaud explorers like Williams
for what they bring to the rest
of us. He is on the board of
Mote Marine Laboratory and
Aquarium. Fascinated with the
ship since he was a child, he is
developing a theory on what
really led to the disaster that
fateful night in the North
Atlantic.


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

'A MURDER, A MYSTERY
& A MARRIAGE'
(Through Nov. 28)
Florida Studio Theatre
Keating Theatre
1241 North Palm Ave., Sarasota.
941-366-9000.

'STEPPIN' OUT'
(Through Jan. 3)
Florida Studio Theatre
The Goldstein Cabaret
1241 North Palm Ave., Sarasota.
941-366-9000.

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

'BORN YESTERDAY'
Oct. 24 Nov. 16.
Florida Repertory Theatre
2267 1st Street, Fort Myers
877-787-8053 or www.
FloridaRep.org.

SOUTHERN ROCK FESTIVAL
FEATURING .38 SPECIAL
Oct. 25.
Turner Agri-Civic Center
2250 NE Roan Street, Arcadia
863-993-4807 or www.turner-
center.com.

'THE PLAY'S THE THING'
Oct. 29 Nov. 16.
Lemon Bay Playhouse
96 West Dearborn St., Englewood.
941-475-6756.

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.
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
with special guest
NATASHA BEDINGFIELD
7:30 p.m. Nov. 2.
St. Pete Times Forum
401 Channelside Drive, Tampa.
813-287-8844
or www.ticketmaster.com.
'NICKEL AND DIMED'
Nov. 6 Nov. 23.
Venice Theatre
140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice.
941-488-1115.

LAKESIDE COUNTRY BASH
featuring SUGARLAND with
special guests Kellie Pickler
and Ashton Shepherd
3 p.m. Nov. 8.
Lakes Regional Park
7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers.
www.ticketmaster.com.
'THE PRODUCERS'
Nov. 11 Dec. 7.
Venice Theatre
140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice.
941-488-1115.

'RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES'
8 p.m. Nov. 12.
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
800-826-9303 or
www.vanwezel.org.
LARRY THE CABLE GUY
7 p.m. Nov. 13.
Germain Arena
11000 Everblades Parkway, Estero.
239-334-3309
or www.ticketmaster.com.
SAN ANTONIO'S INTERNATIONAL
FALL FESTIVAL
Nov. 14 Nov. 16.
24445 Rampart Blvd.,
Port Charlotte.


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

'THE WEDDING SINGER'
Nov. 14 Nov. 23.
The new Broadway musical "The
Wedding Singe,f' 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.
Asolo Repertory Theatre
Mertz Theatre
5555 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
800-361-8388 or www.asolo.org.


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Kidz World Expo
is this weekend

Marie
Merchant
Let's Go! Editor
mmerchant@sun-herald.com
T he 3rd
Kidz World
Expo is set
for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Saturday-
Sunday at the Harborside
Event Center, located at 1375
Monroe St, Fort Myers.
The expo features a play
area for kids while parents
check out the vendors and
learn about tutoring, security,
child IDs, education, schools,
music, nutrition and more.
There will also be clowns,
live animals, Celebrity Kids
Children's Fashion Show, pony
rides, bounce houses, climber
slide and dance perfor-
mances.
Children under 12 admitted
free. Anyone over the age of
13 is $7.
000
With Halloween falling on a
Friday this year, many festivi-
ties are happening this week-
end.
Check out page 8 for events
throughout the community
this weekend, including a
haunted college, haunted
houses and
haunted
halls( C -
Be sure to
check out
next week's
Let's Go for a
complete list
of halloween
weekend
events.

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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:
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two weeks before the event.
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October 23 24, 2008


38 Special headlines Southern Rock Fest Saturday


By JOHN LAWHORNE
STAFF WRITER
DESOTO COUNTY Get
ready for an all-day outdoor
Southern rock festival at the
Turner Agri-Civic Center in
Arcadia.
Topping the festival will be
the nationally known
38 Special and three other
local bands.
"This will be our first out-
door concert at the Turner
Center," said center director
Donna Hoth.
The festival will kick off
with the Ronnie Morgan Band
at 1 p.m., Saturday followed
by the Stonewall band at
2:30 p.m. Wildfire will take the
stage at 4 p.m. and 38 Special
will climax the festival with its
performance beginning at
6 p.m.
The gates open at noon and
close at 8 p.m. Admission for
adults ages 13 and over is $20.
For children ages 6-12 tickets
are $10. There will food,
drinks, beer, vendors and


PHOTO PROVIDED
The nationally known band 38 Special will be the headliner for the
outdoor Southern Rock Fest at the Turner Agri-Civic Center Oct. 25. Also
playing will be local bands Ronnie Morgan Band, Stonewall and Wildfire.


exhibits. No coolers, pets or
umbrellas will be allowed.


Named for a bullet,
38 Special originated in


What: Southern Rock Fest
Who: 38 Special, Ronnie Morgan
Band, Stonewall, Wildfire
When: Oct. 25, gates open at noon
and close at 8 p.m.
First of four bands plays at 1 p.m.
Where: Turner Agri-Civic Center
2250 N.E. Roan St., Arcadia.
Cost: $20 for adults ages 13 and
up, $10 for children ages 6-12
Info: For more information,
call 863-993-4807.

Jacksonville and has been
around since 1975. Don
Barnes and Donnie Van Zant
organized the band and are
still with it.
The current band lineup
includes co-lead singer and
guitarist Barnes, co-lead
singer and rhythm guitarist
Van Zant, guitarist Danny
Chauncey, bassist Larry
Junstrom, keyboardist
Bobby Capps, and drummer
Gary Moffatt.
In the early 1980s, the band
began incorporating elements
of blues-rock and arena rock


into their sound. A string of
successful albums and singles
followed.
Best-known songs by the
group include "Caught Up In
You" (1982) and "If I'd been
The One (1983). Both songs
hit number one on the
Billboard magazine's album
rock chart.
"Second Chance" (1989)
became number one on
Billboard's adult contempo-
rary chart. It was sung by
Max Carl, now a member of
Grand Funk Railroad.
38 Special opened for
Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank
Williams Jr.'s Rowdy Frynds
Tour in 2007. 38 Special's song
"Trooper With An Attitude"
was the opening sequence
song in Broken Lizard's
2001 movie "Super Troopers."
The Turner Agri-Civic
Center is located at
2250 N.E. Roan St., Arcadia.
For more information, call
the Turner Agri-Civic Center
at 863-993-4807.


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Following hot on the heels
of the Year of a Million
Dreams, the Disney folks are
launching a new program
inspired by the trend to cele-
bration vacations.
Beginning on Jan. 1, if you
visit either Disneyland Resort
in Anaheim or the Walt
Disney World Resort at Lake
BuenaVista, on your birthday,
you will be given free admis-
sion to one of the parks for
the entire day. You must have
proof with you in the form of
a driver's license, birth certifi-
cate or valid passport.
The birthday idea is a
result of a research study


conducted by Y Partnership
of Orlando, headed up by
travel expert Peter Yesawich.
Whether Disney started
the trend to special occasion
vacations, it certainly
spurred it along with its des-
tination weddings program
at the Grand Floridian Resort
and throughout its other
parks and, more recently
with a program inspiring
famiilies to hold reunions
and other special celebra-
tions at a Disney Resort. The
celebration experts offer an
array of Web tools to facili-
tate planning and reserva-
tions for reuning families.
Book a special themed
room in a Disney Resort or


arrange to have your room
partified with confetti and
streamers and such. Order
personalized pins, T-shirts or
other souvenirs. The Disney
folks will even make special
cakes to order.
Birthday celebrants will be
given special buttons to wear
that will identify them to cast
members in the parks.
Festive party decorations will
adorn each of the parks and
there will street parties in the
Magic Kingdom and a high-
energy event with a DJ in
Tomorrowland atWDW.
For information, visit www.dis-
neyparks.comor call407-W-DIS-
NEY oryour travel consultant


PHOTO COUR-
TESY OF THE
WALT DISNEY
COMPANY

Chef Mickey
Mouse and Chef
Goofy are baking
up fun surprises
as Disney Parks
embrace a new
travel trend
called "celebra-
tion vacations:'
As part of the
celebration,
everyone who vis-
its a Walt Disney
World or
Disneyland
Resort theme
park in 2009 can
get in free on
their birthday.


Party free at Disney


on your birthday






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The Players Theatre presents 'Bye Bye Birdie'


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Next up at The Players of
Sarasota is "Bye Bye Birdie," the
consummate '50s musical.
With lyrics by Lee Adams and
music by Charles Strouse,
Michael Stewart's story was
inspired by Elvis Presley's
induction into the United States
Army, although the name of the
show's hero, Conrad Birdie was
borrowed from another famous
singer of that time Conway
Twitty. Lest there be any doubt
about the show's era, is the ref-
erence to Ed Sullivan who had
one of the most popular TV vari-
ety shows of that decade. Every
Sunday night, homes across the
U.S., televisions would be tuned
in to see Presley, Twitty, Chinese
acrobats, and more as Sullivan
presented another "really big
shoe (show). For Presley's first
appearance, cameras were
pulled in for close-ups of Presley
from the waist up lest anyone
see his gyrating hips, which
would have been scandalous at
the time. A few years later, The
Beatles, made their U.S. televi-
sion debut on Sullivan's show.
In the simple story, Birdie's
last national appearance will be
to plant a kiss on one of his
many teenaged female fans.
Catherine Randazzo is the
director of The Players' produc-

CALENDAR EXTRA

'Octoberfish
Concert'
Jim Morris presents a concert
performance from noon to 4
p.m. on Saturday at Laishely
Park located at 100 E. Retta
Esplanade in Punta Gorda.
Morris will hold the ninth annu-
al "Octoberfish Concert." The
Octoberfish event will highlight
and help to raise funds for the
"Shoes for Kids Project." Gates
will open at noon and Jim and
the Big Bamboo Band will start
playing at 1 p.m. There will be a
variety of auctions and raffles.
Food, beer, and wine will be
available for purchase. The cost
is $10 per person. For more
information call 941-625-1577.


tion with Steven Vincent as the
choreographer and Jason
Brenner as the musical director.
Among the most popular songs
from the show are: "Put On a
Happy Face," "A Lot of Living'
To Do" and "Spanish Rose."
Mark Russell has been cast as
Birdie, with Kaylene McCaw as
Rose Alvarez, Jim Taylor as
Albert Peterson, Trina Rizzo as
Kim MacAfee, Kathleen Abney,
Bill Sarazan, Bobbie Burrell,
Chris Keller, Owen Teague,
and Elora Czaia.
"Bye, Bye Birdie" opens
Thursday, Oct. 23 and will play


through Nov. 2 at The Players
Theatre, 838 North Tamiami
Trail, Sarasota. Opening night,
the performance begins at
7:30 p.m. Tuesday through
Saturday evening perfor-
mances begin at 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday mati-
nees begin at 2 p.m. (Oct. 26,
Nov. 1 and 2) Tickets are $23
for adults and $12 for stu-
dents. Visit wwwtheplayers.org
anytime or order from the box
office from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Monday through Saturday and
one hour before any perfor-
mance. Call 941-365-2494.


October 23 24, 2008


PHOTO BY
MARIA LYLE
COURTESY OF
THE PLAYERS
Matt Russell
as Conrad
Birdie; Trina
Rizzo as Kim
MacAfee; Jim
Taylor as
Albert
Peterson; and
Kaylene
McCaw as
Rose Alvarez.


Oct. 25th & Oct. 26th

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2333 El Jobean Rd., Port Chariott
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Autumn travel with fall foliage and hot-air balloons


By ROGER PElTERSON
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
Colorful hot-air balloons, with
colorful fall foliage nearby in the
Blue Ridge Mountains. How
much more could you ask for
autumn travel?
They come together in North
Carolina at the Carolina
BalloonFest -
www.carolinaballoonfest.com/
- at Statesville Friday Sunday,
the 35th rendition of a weekend
of mass balloon ascensions,
rides, competitions, food and
entertainment. They promise
50 of the multicolored balloons,
with liftoffs off in the morning
and late afternoon. Click on
"Gallery" for a visual taste. For
other tastes, you can sample
North Carolina wines, and chow
down on local foods. And if you


can take the thrill, click on
"Rides" to see about joining
in the fun (expensive
fun, at $200 per hour).
The town is easy to find,
at the intersections of
Interstates 77 and 40, about 40
miles southwest of Winston-
Salem and roughly the same
north of Charlotte.
Previous visitors have put a
video of last year's festival on
YouTube -
http://tinyurl.com/4eugd4 -
with bluegrass banjo accompa-
niment, and another
YouTube videographer -
http://tinyurl.com/4osoq7 -
posted a video of a nighttime
balloon "glow."
About that reference to wines.
Check in with the grape section
of the state travel Web site -


www.visitncwine.com to
learn a little about the vine-
yards.
While you're there, take
time to explore Statesville
www.visitstatesville.org/ -
with its historic homes
such as Dashana Hall
Plantation, train depot built in
1911, and the Gov. Zebulon
Vance Museum. Then stick
around for a few days after the
BalloonFest and you can take in
the Crossroads Pumpkin Fest -
www.statesvillepumpkinfest.com/
- on the town square.
Take in the local Fort Dobbs
- http://www.fortdobbs.org/ -
site of a frontier fort in the
French and Indian War in the
late 1700s. Look through their
photo gallery for shots of reen-
actments staged at the fort.


Statesville's Web site calls the
city a gateway to North
Carolina's mountains, due
west on 1-40. Take the offramp
at Hickory -
www.hickorymetro.com/ -
for a look around at shops and
museums. Along with antiques
and crafts, Hickory is in the
center of the nation's furniture-
making industry and has
probably more furniture
stores and malls than you
can visit in one day.
A little farther west on the
four-lane, Asheville -
www.exploreasheville.com/ -
has a little bit of everything,
from popular shops and gal-
leries to the hiking, hiking and
scenery of the area's mountains.
Look for "Fall Insider Tips" for a
guide to the area's autumn


foliage, and just next to that is a
link to a "Fall Pictures" gallery of
shots by visitors. Both of those
autumn sections also have links
to fall crafts, fall scenic drives,
fall adventures and more. And
since you're probably driving
there from the BalloonFest, look
toward the bottom of the page
for "Cool Asheville Savings"
that might offset the cost of
your gasoline.
Asheville also is the home
of the Biltmore Estate -
www.biltmore.com/ the
palatial preserve set in the
Blue Ridge Mountains.
And if you want to see more of
the mountains, one of the easi-
est methods is a drive on the
Blue Ridge Parkway -
www.nps.gov/blri/ which
passes right by Asheville.


Turning Leaf Productions announces 2008-09 Winter Tribute Series


Turning Leaf Productions has
announced their 2008-09
Winter Tribute Series:
8 p.m. Nov. 7 Nov. 8:
"Freedom Isn't Free"
A tribute to America's Veterans.
In celebration ofVeteran's Day,
TLP is proud to honor veterans
and the men and women serving
our country. In this multi-artist,
patriotic extravaganza.
8 p.m. Dec. 5 Dec. 6:
"An Old Fashioned Christmas"
A tribute to those seasonal
favorites. Join TLP for seasonal
songs, apple cider and cookies.
Valerie and friends will celebrate
the songs made famous by Any
Williams, Nat King Cole, Frank
Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Judy
Garland, Rosemary Clooney and
more.
7 p.m., 9:15 p.m. Dec. 31:
"Walking After Midnight"
A NewYear's Eve Celebration.
A tribute to the '50s and '60s. A
multi-artist extravaganza that
has something for everyone. This
show promises to knock you into
the year 2009!
8 p.m. Jan. 16 Jan. 17:
"Unchained Melodies"
A tribute tot he Great
American Songbook. Songs cele-
brated include "Smoke Gets In
Your Eyes," "Moon River,"


"Unchained Melody," and more.
This show features Steinway
artist Robin Spielberg, a national
recording artist.
8 p.m. Feb.20 Feb. 21:
"Married In A Fever"
A tribute to Johnny Cash and
June Carter. Real life husband
and wife team Valerie Sneade


and Edward Loder pay tribute to
the most famous country duo in
country history.
8 p.m. March 20 March 21:
"One Meatball"
A tribute to food. Direct from
New York city is the outrageously
entertaining Christine Lavine.
She will perform songs about


food while cooking onstage. This closer, will feature an all-star
show's cooking! performer lineup and song list.
8 p.m. April 17 April 18: This is TLP's most popular show
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upcoming com-
munity Halloween party. The free festivities
will be taking place on from 5:30 p.m .to
7:30 p.m. Friday at 26300 Airport Road in
Punta Gorda. All are welcome, and there
will be fun for the whole family, including
Halloween games, trick-or-treating, refresh-
ments, and other activities in a safe, family-
friendly environment. The Charlotte County
Family YMCA-Edison Branch will also be
participating in the activities.
The event is free and open to all who are
brave enough to enter the Haunted College!
Don't forget to wear your funniest, scariest,
or craziest costume. For more information,
please call 941-637-5634.

Fall Fest
St. Maximilian Kolbe Church will host a
Fall Harvest celebration at 9 a.m. Friday at
the church located at 1441 Spear St. in
Port Charlotte. The public is welcome to
enjoy a day filled with goodies, ice cream,
baked goods, soda and hand-crafted items.
There will be various raffles, jewelry sales
and much, much more. For more
information call 941-624-4685.


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ESTIVALS/HALLOWEEN EVENTS


Haunted Halls
Haunted Halls is back and even scarier
than before.
Bring the family and enjoy an evening
of ghostly encounters and spooky scenes
Thursday Saturday and Oct. 30-31 at the
Charlotte Sports Park, located at 2300 El
Jobean Road in Port Charlotte. There will be
a not so scary version for the little ones
from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. along with hayrides
through Tippecanoe Environmental Park
and a really scary version from 7 p.m. to
10 p.m. Admission is $4 for "not so scary"
and $5 for "really scary."
There will be a variety of concessions
available.
Haunted Halls is brought to you by
Charlotte County Parks, Recreation and
Cultural Resources in association with
the Charlotte Players.
For more information please call
941-743-2425.

Haunted House
Haunted house on Friday Saturday
and Oct. 29-31 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at
#2 Nokomis Fire Dept., 111 Pavonia Road,
Nokomis. Adults $7.50; children 5-10
$3.50; kids under 5 are free. For more
information, call 941-488-8855.

Halloween Carnival
Charlotte County Parks, Recreation and
Cultural Resources Department will once
again be holding the Harold Avenue
Halloween Carnival at Harold Avenue


Recreation Center. The Halloween Carnival
will be from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Admission is $2 at the door for all children
2-10 years old.
Come in your costumes ready for fun,
candy, and other prizes. There will be
carnival games, a cake walk, and a
costume parade along with many picture
opportunities. For more information, please
call 941-627-1074 or stop by the Harold
Avenue Recreation Center, 23400 Harold
Ave., Port Charlotte.

YMCA Fall Festival
The YMCA celebrates Halloween on their
Fall Festival that will be held from noon to
6 p.m. Saturday at the YMCA Dotzler
Outdoor Center located at 22801 Bayshore
Road in Charlotte Harbor. There will be
Halloween games, bounce house and other
kid's activities. You are invited come climb
the Alpine Tower and enjoy great food. Don't
forget yourTrick or Treat Bags. For more
information contact 941-258-3088 or
941-629-0909.

Family Fall Harvest Festival
Trinity Baptist Church, 11234 Royal
Road, Punta Gorda, invites the public to a
Family Fall Harvest Festival from 1 p.m. to
4 p.m. Saturday. There will be live music,
games, prizes, food and entertainment for
everyone. For more information, contact
Steve Thompson at 941-575-1211.

Pilgrim Pumpkin Festival
Pilgrim Pumpkin Festival will be held


from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at
Pilgrim Church, 24515 Rampart Blvd.,
Port Charlotte. Games, prizes, face painting,
food featuring a Cake Walk pumpkin con-
test.Bring a decorated pumpkin. Prizes to
be awarded for the funniest, most creative,
cutest, most colorful and more. Friendly
costumes are welcome.
For children through 5th grade.
For more information please call the
Church office 941-629-2633 or
e-mail pilgrim@nut-n-but.net.

'Haunted Halloval' in the Springs
Warm Mineral Springs will hold a
"Haunted Halloval" from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday at 12200 San Servando Ave.
There will be a haunted tunnel, scary
attractions, dungeon, haunted hayride,
"dunk the ghoul," wicked brews, and games
and other activities.
There will also be music, and adult and
child costume and pumpkin carving
contests with prizes awarded.
Cost is $5 entrance fee per person;
ages 3 and under admitted free. Formore
information, call 941-426-1692 or go to
www.warmmineralsprings.com.

Halloween Spooktacular
Halloween Spooktacular on Saturday
from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Borders Book
Store, 3800 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
Costume contest, story telling, games,
ghost stories by Kim Cool, author of
"Ghost Stories of Venicce Old & New." For
more information, call 941-366-7970.

Howl-o-ween dog contest
Howl-o-ween dog contest at 10 a.m.
Saturday at Five Point Park in downtown
Sarasota. Humane Society of Sarasota
County 11th annual dog costume contest
and parade. Cost is $10 per dog, pro-
ceeds benefit Humane Society.
For more information, call
941-955-4131, ext. 121.

Halloween costume dance
Halloween costume dance from 5 pl.m.
to 10 p.m. Saturday atVFW Post 8118,
832 E. Venice Ave., Venice. Dinner served
from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; dance and cos-
tume contest 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. $5
Witches stew donation (dinner). For more
information, call 941- 484-8118

Church Fall Festival
The St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish at
1441 Spear St. in Port Charlotte will hold
its annual Harvest Festival at 9 a.m.
Saturday Sunday. This festival will fea-
ture handcrafted items, raffles, baked
goods, ice cream, jewelry sales and much
more. The Knights of Columbus will hold a
pancake breakfast on Sunday,
beginning at 8 a.m. Everyone is invited to
join in the festivities. Call 941-743-6877
for more information.


Halloween party at Italian American Club
of Venice
Halloween party from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday at the Italian American Club of
Venice, 1375 Ringling Drive, Venice. Games,
costume contest with prizes; refreshments,
face painting, balloonb animals and D.J. For
more information, call 941-486-1492.

School Carnival
Port Charlotte Adventist School will
offer an "International Fall Festival" that
will take place from noon to 4 p.m.
Sunday at the school, 2101 Loveland
Blvd. in Port Charlotte. There will be lots
of carnival games for the entire family.
There will be foods from around the world
available, a silent auction with loads of
great merchandise and services, an inflat-
able slide, sports games and much more.
Caramel apples made from freshly-picked
Michigan apples and you can take home
freshly-picked Michigan apples for your
family. For more information contact
941-625-5237.

Haunted House
Haunted house on Oct. 29-31 from 6 p.m.
to 10 p.m. at #2 Nokomis Fire Dept., 111
Pavonia Road, Nokomis. Adults $7.50; chil-
dren 5-10 $3.50; kids under 5 are free. For
more information, call 941-488-8855.

Haunted Trail
The Charlotte County YMCA will be
hosting it's second annual Haunted Trail
at the spooky YMCA Dotzler Park. The
event will take place on Wednesday and
Oct. 30, 31 and Nov. 1 and is located at
22801 Bayshore Road, Port Charlotte
across the street from the dog park. All
the action will begin at dusk and go until
the last person leaves (about 6:30 p.m.
to 10:30 p.m.).
The cost for admission is $5 and is for
ages 12 and up unless accompanied by
an adult.

'Monster Mash'
Bobby Hucat will hold a "Monster
Mash" from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.Oct. 30 at
the Port Charlotte Elks located at
20225 Kenilworth Blvd. in Port Charlotte.
There will be a dance and a full menu
dinner available until 7 p.m. Costumes
are not required but definitely recom-
mended. The cost is $5 per person.
Tickets are on sale now. For more infor-
mation contact 941-625-7571.

Trick of Treat at the
Town Center mall
Trick orTreat at the shops from 6 p.m. to
8 p.m. Oct. 31 at Port Charlotte Town Center
mall, 1441 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
Free for families. Costumes can be worn
only during event hours. Masks are allowed for
children age 10 and under, no toy weapons or
costumes with hoods covering the head and
face. Costumes allowed only during event hours.
For more information, call
941-624-4447.
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Three of the seven authors of 'We Were There, Memories

of the Holocaust' will be at The Players Theatre Monday


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Three of the seven authors of
"We Were There, Memories of
the Holocaust," Eva Slane,
Adam Broner and Helga Harris
will be at The Players Theatre,
at 7:30 p.m. Monday to present
readings from the book.
Slane, an active supporter of
the theatrical arts in the
Sarasota area, said the book
was in the works for some
three years.
Seven survivors, including
the three above, met monthly
with two reporter/mentors
from the St. Petersburg Times
to work on the book's concept
and content. The Times was a
co-sponsor of the book with
the museum.
Slane's parents fled to
America in 1939, but not before
experiencing the prewar
atmosphere of hatred and prej-
udice against Jews. The book
CALENDAR EXTRAS
Symphony
celebration
The Charlotte Symphony
Orchestra is celebrating its 30th
season with a Gala Celebration.
The public is invited to join
orchestra members at 7 p.m.
Saturday atVivante, 2900 W
Marion Ave. in Punta Gorda. It is
recommended to purchase tick-
ets early, as they are limited. For
more information, go to the Web
site www.charlottesymphony.com.

Children's Theatre
Class/Rehearsals
Little Green Theatre will be
holding classes and rehearsals
beginning Monday. The Little
Green Theatre offers locations in
Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda.
The Theatre is looking for stu-
dents in grades K-12 either with
or without prior experience.
Classes and rehearsals are avail-
able for the next production on
Dec. 18 at the Woman's Club


covers those years as well as
the war years. After graduating
from Hunter College, Slane
eventually became an agent,
working with such luminaries
as Helen Hayes, Lillian Gish,
Carl Sandberg and James Earl
Jones.
In addition to her contribu-
tion to the book, Slane,a retired
actor and theatrical agent,
wrote a 10-minute play,
"Forgotten Memories," based
on her contribution to the
book. That play earned an
award at the Odyssey Play
Competition in March. It will
be performed, with the original
cast, as part of Monday
evening's program at The
Player. Directed by Jack
Fiddleman, the cast includes
Erika Boyd, Donna Gerdes,
Jeffery Kin, Kaylene McCaw,
Sandra Musicante, and Trina
Rizzo.
Tickets for the evening pro-


Theatre in Downtown Punta
Gorda. The cost is $120 for eight
classes/rehearsals plus the
StageShow which is free to the
public. For more information or
to register contact 941-628-5350
or e-mail
littlegreentheatre@hotmail.com.

'Pierre's Purrisian
Adventure'
The EARS Animal Rescue
Sanctuary presents "Pierre's
Purrisian Adventure" from 5 p.m.
- 10 p.m. Nov. 8 atVivante, 2950
W Marion Ave., Punta Gorda.
Join EARS for a magical sea-
side evening, Parisian-style.
With the theme taken from
Nancy Colby's magnificent origi-
nal painting of Pierre in Paris.
Catered by The Perfect Caper
Restaurant. Music by New
Rendition. Silent auction,
live auction and art sale.
Tickets are $50 each.
Tables of 10 are available.
For more information,
call 941-475-0636.


gram are $10 per person. Books
will be available for purchase
for $21 cash or check following


the performance. All proceeds The Players is at 838 North
will go to the Florida Holocaust Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. For
Museum. reservations, call 941-365-2494.


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Set in the Old West territory of New Mexico,
"Appaloosa" revolves around a pair of hired
guns (Viggo Mortensen and Ed Harris) who
come to clean up a dangerous town run by a
ruthless, powerful rancher (Jeremy Irons) and his
band of outlaws. While boldly bringing new
order to the town, the two fearless lawmen meet
a provocative outsider (Renee Zellweger) whose
unconventional ways threaten to destroy their
decade-old bond. 1 hr. 54 mins.
Hollywood 20: 1:10, 4:10, 7, 9:40,
12:20 a.m., Fri-Sat; 1:10, 4:10, 7, 9:40 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:50 a.m.,
2:25, 5, 7:40, 10:25
Town Center 16: 2:10, 4:50, 7:45

Beverly Hills Chihuahua (PG) C+
A pampered Chihuahua named Chloe (Drew
Barrymore) finds herself accidentally lost in the
mean streets of Mexico without a day spa or
Rodeo Drive boutique anywhere in sight. Now
alone for the first time in her spoiled life, she
must rely on some unexpected new friends to
lend her a paw and help her to find her inner
strength on their incredible journey back home.
1 hr. 25 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:10 a.m., 12:30, 2:45,
5:05, 7:25, 9:40 Fri-Sat; 10:10 a.m., 12:30,
2:45, 5:05, 7:25 Sun
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 11 a.m., 1,
3, 5, 7, 9
Hollywood 20: 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:40,
10:05, 12:30 a.m., Fri-Sat; 12:15, 2:45, 5:15,
7:40, 10:05 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:15 a.m., 1:40,
4:05, 6:30, 9
Town Center 16: 12:50, 3:25, 7, 9:30

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 operating out of Jordan. When Ferris devises
a plan to infiltrate his network, he must first win
the backing of CIA veteran Ed Hoffman
(Russell Crowe) and the head of Jordanian
intelligence. Although ostensibly his allies, Ferris
questions how far he can really trust these men
without putting his entre operation and
his life on the line. 2 hrs. 8 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:35 a.m., 1:25, 4:40,
7:35, 10:20 Fri-Sat; 10:35 a.m., 1:25, 4:40,
7:35 Sun
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 1, 5:20, 7:40
Hollywood 20: 12:55, 3:50, 6:55, 9:45,
12:45 a.m., Fri-Sat; 12:55, 3:50, 6:55, 9:45 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11;20 a.m., 2:35,
5:25, 8:15
Town Center 16: 1:20, 4:45, 7:40, 10:35

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 gen-
erator is failing... and the great lamps that illu-
minate the city are starting to flicker. Now, two
teenagers in a race against time, must search
Ember for clues that will unlock the ancient
mystery of the city's existence, and help the
citizens escape before the lights go out forever.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:20 a.m., 3, 7:55
Fri-Sat; 10:20 a.m., 3 Sun
Hollywood 20: 12:25, 2:40, 4:55
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:35 a.m., 4:35, 9:25


B The Duchess (PG-13)


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High School Musical 3:
Senior Year (G) NEW
Troy (Zac Efron) and Gabriella (Vanessa
Hudgens) facing the prospect of separation as
they head off in different directions to college.
Joined by the rest of the Wildcats, they stage an
elaborate spring musical reflectng their experi-
ences, hopes, and fears about their future.
1 hr. 40 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m.,
1:45, 2:15, 4:30, 5, 7:15, 8, 9:55, 10:45 Fri-
Sat; 10:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:45, 2:15, 4:30,
5, 7:15, 8 Sun
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 10:40 a.m.,
12:50, 3:05, 5:20, 7:40, 9:55
Hollywood 20: Noon, 12:30, 1, 2:35, 3:05,
4, 5:10, 5:40, 7:15, 7:45, 8:15, 9:50, 10:20,
10:50, 12:25 a.m., Fri-Sat; Noon, 12:30, 1,
2:35, 3:05, 4, 5:10, 5:40, 7:15, 7:45, 8:15,
9:50, 10:20, 10:50 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11 a.m.,
11:30 a.m., 1:35, 2:05, 4:20, 4:50, 7:15,
7:45, 10, 10:20
Town Center 16: 12:30, 1, 1:30, 3, 3:55,
4:25, 5:30, 7:20, 7:50, 8:20, 10:15, 10:45


B- Max Payne (PG-13)


Long before the concept existed, the
Duchess of Devonshire, Georgiana Spencer
(Keira Knightley), was the original "It Girl'." Like
her direct descendant Princess Diana, she was
ravishing, glamorous and adored by an entre
country Determined to be a player in the wider
affairs of the world, she proved that she could
out-gamble, out-drink and outwit most of the
aristocratic men who surrounded her. And when
she tried to find her own way to be true to her
heart and loyal to her duty the resulting contro-
versies and convoluted 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.,
5:15, 9:50
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:20 a.m., 4:45,
9:35

Eagle Eye (PG-13) A-
Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan are
two strangers who become the pawns of a mys-
terious woman they have never met, but who
seems to know their every move. Realizing they
are being used to further her diabolical plot,
they must work together to outwit the woman
before she has them killed.
AMC Sarasota 12: 11 a.m., 1:40, 4:20,
7:05, 9:50 Fri-Sat; 11 a.m., 1:40, 4:20,
7:05 Sun
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 1:45, 7:45
Hollywood 20: 1:15, 3:55, 6:50, 9:30,
12:10 a.m., Fri-Sat; 1:15, 3:55, 6:50, 9:30 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:50 a.m., 2:30,
5:10, 7:50, 10:30
Town Center 16: 1:35, 4:35, 7:30, 10:10

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 commitment.
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 2:30,
5:05, 7:35
Hollywood 20: 1:25, 4:20, 7:05, 9:55,
12:40 a.m., Fri-Sat; 1:25, 4:20, 7:05, 9:55 Sun
Town Center 16: 1:25, 4:45, 7:45, 10:40


1:30, 4:45, 7:20, 10
Hollywood 20: 12:45, 4:30, 7:50, 10:45
Merchants Crossing 16: 10:55 a.m., 1:45,
4:40, 7:35, 10:30
Town Center 16: 1:05, 4, 7:10, 10:25

Quarantine (R) B+


A maverick cop (Mark Wahlberg) 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: 10:05 a.m., 12:25, 2:50,
5:25, 8:10, 10:35 Fri-Sat; 10:05 a.m., 12:25,
2:50, 5:25, 8:10 Sun
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 10:50 a.m.,
1:10, 3:15, 5:30, 7:50, 10
Hollywood 20: 12:40, 3:10, 5:35, 7:35,
8:05, 10:10, 10:40, 12:35 a.m., Fri-Sat; 12:40,
3:10, 5:35, 7:35, 8:05, 10:10, 10:40 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:05 a.m., 1:30,
4, 6:40, 9:15
Town Center 16: 2:15, 4:20, 5, 7:25, 9:55, 10:20

Nick and Norah's Infinite
Playlist (PG-13) B
Nick (Michael Cera) frequents New York's
indie rock scene nursing a broken heart and a
vague ability to play the bass. Norah (Kat
Dennings) is questioning pretty much all of her
assumptions about the world. Though they have
nothing in common except for their taste in
music, their chance encounter leads to an
all-night quest to find a legendary band's
secret show and ends up becoming the first
date in a romance that could change both
their lives. 1 hr. 30 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:15 Fri-Sat; 7:55 Sun
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: Noon, 9:15
Hollywood 20: 12:50, 3:15, 5:25, 7:55,
10:35, 12:50 a.m., Fri-Sat; 12:50, 3:15, 5:25,
7:55, 10:35 Sun
Town Center 16: 1:50, 7:10

Nights in Rodanthe (PG-13) B
Adrienne Willis (Diane Lane), a woman with
her life in chaos, eretreats to the tiny coastal
town of Rodanthe, in the Outer Banks of North
Carolina, to tend to a friend's inn for the week-
end. Here she hopes to find the tranquility she
so desperately needs to rethink the conflicts
surrounding her. Almost as soon as Adrienne
gets to Rodanthe, a major storm is forecast and
Dr. Paul Flanner (Richard Gere) arrives. The only
guest at the inn, Flanner is not on a weekend
escape but rather is there to face his own crisis
of conscience. Now, with the storm closing in,
the two turn to each other for comfort and
set in motion a life-changing romance that
will resonate throughout the rest of their lives.
1 hr. 37 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 12:35, 5:30
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 10:35 a.m.,
3:20, 10
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:05 a.m., 1:25,
4:10, 6:35, 9:05
Town Center 16: 2:10, 4:50, 7:45

Pride and Glory (R) NEW
A gritty and emotional portrait
of the New York City Police Department, the film
follows a multi-generational police family whose
moral code is tested when one of two sons on
the force investigates an incendiary case
involving his older brother and brother-in-law.
The case forces the family to choose between
their loyalties to one another and their loyalties
to the department. 2 hrs. 9 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:15 a.m., 1:15, 4:15,
7:30, 10:25 Fri-Sat; 10:15 a.m., 1:15, 4:15,
7:30 Sun
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 10:30 a.m.,


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: 10:30 a.m., 1:30,
4:10, 7, 9:45 Fri-Sat; 10:30 a.m., 1:30,
4:10, 7 Sun
Burns Court: 2, 5, 7:45
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium:
11:05 a.m., 1:40, 5:10, 7:30, 9:45
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:40 a.m., 2:20,
4:55, 7:30, 10:15
Town Center 16: 1:40, 4:15, 7:15, 9:50


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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.
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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
soon learn that a woman living in the building
has been infected by something unknown. The
CDC has quarantined the building. Phones,
internet, televisions and cell phone access have
been cut-off. When the quarantine is finally
lifted, the only evidence of what took place
is the news crew's videotape. 1 hr. 29 mins.
Hollywood 20: 11:55 a.m., 2:20, 4:40,
7:40, 10:05, 12:40 a.m., Fri-Sat; 11:55 a.m.,
2:20, 4:40, 7:40, 10:05 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:55 a.m., 2:10,
4:25, 6:45, 9:10
Town Center 16: 4:20, 9:45

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: 2:15, 5:15, 8:15
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 10:45 a.m.,
12:55, 3, 5, 7:10, 9:20

Saw V (R) NEW
In the fifth installment of the "Saw" franchise,
Hoffman is seemingly the last person alive to
carry on the Jigsaw legacy But, when his secret
is threatened, he must go on the hunt to
eliminate all loose ends.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10 a.m., 12:15, 2:30,
5:15, 7:45, 10:30 Fri-Sat; 10 a.m., 12:15,
2:30, 5:15, 7:45 Sun
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: Noon, 2, 4,
6, 8, 10
Hollywood 20: 12:05, 12:35, 2:25, 2:55,
4:50, 5:20, 7:30, 8, 10, 10:30, 12:25 a.m.,
12:55 a.m., Fri-Sat; 12:05, 12:35, 2:25, 2:55,
4:50, 5:20, 7:30, 8, 10, 10:30 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:45 a.m., 2,
4:15, 7, 9:30
Town Center 16: 12:45, 1:15, 3:40, 4:10,
7:35, 8:05, 10, 10:30

ThA Secret Life nf RBAAS (P-13) R-


FILMS AT A GLANCE
Movie Rating Grade
Appaloosa (R) B
Beverly Hills Chihuahua (PG) C+
Body of Lies (R) C+
City of Ember (PG) A-
The Duchess (PG-13) B-
Eagle Eye (PG-13) A-
Fireproof (PG) A
Flash of Genius (PG) B
High School Musical 3 (G) NEW
Lakeview Terrace (PG-13) B
Max Payne (PG-13) C
Nick and Norah (PG-13) B
Nights in Rodanthe (PG-13) B
Pride and Glory (R) NEW
Quarantine (R) B+
Religulous (R) B
Saw V (R) NEW
Secret Life of Bees (PG-13) B-
Sex Drive (R) C+
Tim Burton's The Nightmnare 3D (PG) NEW
W. (PG-13) B-

Sex Drive (R) C+
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.
But the journey filled with hilarious misad-
ventures and raunchy escapades, teaches
all three more than they expected about
life and love. 1 hr. 49 mins.
Hollywood 20: 1:05, 3:45, 7, 9:35,
12:15 a.m., Fri-Sat; 1:05, 3:45, 7, 9:35 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:10 a.m., 1:50,
4:30, 7:05, 9:40
Town Center 16: 10:25

Tim Burton's The Nightmare
Before Christmas
in Disney Digital 3D (PG) NEW
Tim Burton's holiday classic, "The
Nightmare Before Christmas," takes on an
entertaining new dimension as it debuts this
holiday season in stunning Disney Digital
3-DTM. 1 hr. 15 mins.
Hollywood 20: 12:20, 2:30, 4:35, 7:20,
9:25, 11:40 Fri-Sat; 12:20, 2:30, 4:35,
7:20, 9:25 Sun

W. (PG-13) B-
The life and controversial presidency
of George W. Bush (Josh Brolin).
AMC Sarasota 12: 9:55 a.m., 1, 4:05,
6:55, 10 Fri-Sat; 9:55 a.m., 1, 4:05,
6:55 Sun
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium:
10:45 a.m., 1:40, 4:40, 7:15, 9:50
Hollywood 20: 1:20, 4:15, 7:10, 10:15
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:25 a.m.,
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HALLOWEEN, FROM PAGE 8
Halloween Party for
children and
families at The
Cultural Center
The Cultural Center
of Charlotte County is
proud to present their
Third Annual
Halloween Party for
Children and Families from 3:30 p.m. to
5 p.m. Oct. 31 atThe Cultural Center,
2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte.
The Cultural Center will be providing
Halloween themed games, activities, and con-
tests for children in grades K-5. All children
must be accompanied by a parent or
guardian. Registration for the festivities will
begin at 2:45 p.m. in the Fountain Room.
There will be signage throughout the center
to ensure that everyone makes it to the right
place in time to participate in activities such
as cookie decorating, small craft projects, and
ghoulish games. One of the most fun por-
tions of the afternoon is the costume contest.
All participants are encouraged to come
dressed to impress, as there will be prizes
awarded for the best costume in each age
group. There will be a photo of each partici-
pant snapped during the costume judging,
and each person is welcome to pick up a
complimentary copy of their picture at the
conclusion of the event. Since the event ends
at 5 p.m. you will still have plenty of time to
go trick-or-treating, or attend a later
Halloween party.
This years festivities are designed specifi-
cally for children in grades K-5. If your family
includes children outside of this age range,
please feel free to bring them to the event,
but be advised that the activities provided by
The Cultural Center are not suitable for
children under the age of five or over the
age of eleven.
If you would like additional information on
this, or any other event offered at the Cultural
Center of Charlotte County, please call
941-625-4175 or voisit us at
www.theculturalcenter.com.

Fall Block Party and
Tasty Treat of Charlotte
Edgewater United Methodist Church to pre-
sent annual Fall Block Party and TastyTreat of
Charlotte on Oct. 31.
Edgewater United Methodist Church on
Cochran Blvd. in Port Charlotte invites you to
enjoy a fun, free community Block Party, a
family oriented Halloween alternative from
4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 31.There will be
live music and entertainment, children's
games, crafts, inflatable games, face painting,
rock wall, mechanical bull riding, and pony
rides, plus lots of free candy and prizes!
Part of the Fall Block Party is a 'Tasty Treat
of Charlotte" which features free treats from
local restaurants including Benedetto's
Steakhouse and Martini Bar, Buffalo Wild
Wings, Cap'n Jacks Fish and Chips, Carlene
& A Catering Service, Chick-fil-A, Lupitas'
Mexican & American Restaurante,
Moe's and much more.
Children of all ages are invited to parade
in costume at 6 pm and trick or treat each
hour. Bring a canned good to donate to
the Edgewater Church Food Pantry
and enter to win dinner, movie passes
and more!


Edgewater Church is located at 19190
Cochran Blvd., Port Charlotte. For more
information, please contact the church
office at 941 625-3039 or visit on line
at www.edgewaterchurch.com.

Monster Bash Halloween Party
The Monster Bash Halloween Party and
Costume contest will be held on Oct. 31
at the Charltotte County Fairgrounds,
2333 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte.
Live entertainment performing,
dance floor and food and drink. So get
excited and settle on the costume


look that you want. There is a $2.50 parking fee.
Prizes and cash awards are part 18 and older permitted.
of the evening celebration.
The party will be under a huge Circus Halloween Safe Walk
Tent with the ability to host the largest The Olde Englewood Village
Party Charlotte County has ever seen. Association is planning its annual
Ticket prices for the fights are; Halloween Safe Walk, from 5 p.m. to
general admission grand stand $20, gener- 7 p.m. Oct. 31 on West Dearborn Street
al floor seating from rows 6 back and the in downtown Englewood.
corner isles $35, Champion seating are Families are invited to come down
rows two through five each row has seating to Dearborn and trick-or-treat at the
(1-64) $50.There is a $5 parking fee. businesses, which will be decorated and
Cover charge for the Halloween Party and have free candy for all. Dearborn Street
Costume Contest is: $5 entry. will be closed to traffic for the event.


Harvest Festival
The New Life Family Worship church has
announced they will have a Harvest Festival
from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 31 at 28330
Bermont Road in Punta Gorda.The public is
invited to join in a fun and safe Halloween
celebration complete with candy, food, a
bounce house, a hayride, and live music.This
is a free community event. It is requested that
no one wear offensive costumes. For more
information, call 941-639-1700 or visit
www.newlifefamilyworship.org.

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DESOTO COUNTY
- Bulldogs Roadhouse
4313 NW Highway 70, Arcadia.
863-993-9989.
www.Bulldogsroadhouse.com.
Thursday, karaoke with Buz.
7 p.m. Wednesday, Pool Tournament.
- The Loading Zone
2135 U.S. 17, Arcadia.
863-494-9688.
Friday- Saturday, karaoke/dance with Buz.
8:30 p.m. Sunday, pool tournament.
8 p.m. Monday, pool tournament.
Tuesday,Texas Hold-em poker.
- Nav-A-Gator Bar & Grill
9700 S.W. Riverview Circle
(off Kings Highway)
941-625-4407.
6 p.m.- 9 p.m. Thursday,
Don Middlebrook.
5 p.m. 8 p.m. Friday, Karaoke.
2 p.m. 5 p.m. Saturday,
open jam session.
2 p.m. 5 p.m. Sunday, Brent Burns.
Spurs & Spokes
4135 S.W. Highway 17, Arcadia.
863-993-0974.
7 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Wednesday, karaoke.
- Wagon Wheel Saloon
165 S. Polk Ave., Arcadia.
863-494-6803.
Friday, karaoke with Bob and Jerry.

ENGLEWOOD
* Banditos
5665 S Mccall Road, Englewood.
941-697-4221.
8 p.m.- close Thursday, Saturday,
Tuesday, karaoke.
Friday, live entertainment.
8 p.m.Tuesday, Bingo.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Ladies Day with
Texas Hold 'em Poker.
* Braemar Pub & Family Restaurant
2440 S. McCall Road, Englewood.
6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Karaoke
by WAM Entertainment.
530 p.m.-9:30 p.m.Wednesday The Mullets.
5:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.Thursday, Kenny Rose.
* Calico Jack's
1950 Beach Road., Englewood.
941-475-8671.
9:30 p.m.- 1:30 a.m. Friday Saturday,
live music.
End Zone
2411 S. McCall Road, Englewood.
941-698-4019.
7 p.m. 9 p.m. Monday, Live trivia.
Fat Katz Pub
125 S. Indiana Ave., Englewood.
941-473-7388.
8 p.m. midnight Friday, Riding High.
Howard's Restaurant
1400 Aqua View Lane, Englewood.
941-473-0171.
4 p.m. 7 p.m. Sunday, Jack Mosley.
Indian Mound Park
End of Winson Avenue, Englewood.
6:30 p.m. Monday, country and
bluegrass open jam.
- Junior's
2643 Placida Road, Grove City.
941-474-8730.
Thursday and Sunday, karaoke.
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, DJ.


7 p.m. Mondays, Texas Hold 'em Poker
tournaments with registration at 6 p.m.
- Mookeys Bar & Grill
4821 Placida Road, Grove City.
941-697-0349.
8:30 p.m. Friday Saturday, karaoke.
* New Blue Lagoon
2000 Oyster Creek Drive, Englewood.
941-473-7796.
6 p.m.- 10 p.m. Friday, David M.
6 p.m. 10 p.m. Saturday, Gypsy.
6 p.m. 10 p.m. Sunday, Mike Romano.
6:30 p.m.- 10 p.m.Tuesday,Tommy Cee
& Judy Love and the Barstool Mountain
Boys Dinner Theater.

NORTH PORT
* Olde World Restaurant
11415 S.Tamiami Trail, North Port.
941-426-1155.
7 p.m.- 10 p.m.Thursday, Open mic night
8 p.m.- 12 a.m. Friday, karaoke.
7 p.m. Saturday, Monday, No limit Texas
Hold 'em Poker tournaments. Registration
at6 p.m.
7 p.m. Tuesday, swing dancing. lessons
start at 7 p.m., dancing at 8 p.m.
- Stuff A Belly Diner
14525 Tamiami Trail. North Port.
941-426-9885.
7 p.m 10 p.m. Wednesday
and Saturday, karaoke.

PORT CHARLOTTE
*American Legion Post 110
3152 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte.
941-629-7746.
6:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m. karoke with Billy G.
7 p.m.- 10 p.m. Friday, Teresa & Gary.
7 p.m.- 10 p.m. Saturday, Jimmy Jay.
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, Blue Byou.
- 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 the Lounge.
6 p.m.- 10 p.m. Friday,
live rock band in the Tiki Bar.
9 p.m. Friday, Dance DJ in Club,
karaoke in the Lounge.
6 p.m. 10 p.m. Saturday,
live rock band in the Tiki Bar.
9 p.m. Saturday, Dance DJ in the Club,
karaoke in the Lounge.
1 p.m. 3 p.m., 4 p.m. 7 p.m. Sunday,
live rock band in the Tiki Bar.
8 p.m. Monday, dart tournament.
9 p.m. Tuesday, karaoke.
- Chubby'z 2
4109 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
7 p.m. Monday, Texas Hold 'em Poker
tournaments with registration at 6 p.m.
4 p.m. Saturdays, Texas Hold 'em Poker
tournaments with registration at 3 p.m.


Club Fluid
1225 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-457-7077.
10 p.m. 2 a.m. Wednesday, everyone
drinks free DJ Big E.
10 p.m.- 2 a.m. Thursday, ladies night
with DJ's Donovan and Legend. No cover.
Free drinks until midnight. Hip Hop
and R & B.
10 p.m. 2 a.m. Saturday, DJ Big E. No
cover. Ladies drink free. Hip Hop and R & B.
- Coyote's
4300 Kings Highway, Schoolhouse
Square, Port Charlotte.
941-629-2114.
Thursday, Mechanical Bull Riding
and DJ Daron.
The first Thursday of every month is bike
night at 7 p.m. with Florida Motorsports.


Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
Saturday and Sunday, $1000 Texas Hold
'em Poker tournament qualifiers.
9 p.m. 2 a.m. Friday Saturday, Live
country bands.
9 p.m. 2 a.m. Monday, karaoke with
DnD Karaoke.
9 p.m. 2 a.m. Tuesday, karaoke with
DnD Karaoke.
10 p.m. Tuesday, karaoke contest.
9 p.m. 2 a.m. Wednesday, Open mic.
- Deep Creek Elks
1133 Capricorn Blvd., Deep Creek.
941-764-6825.
5:30 p.m. Friday, dinner followed
by live music.
6 p.m. Tuesday, karaoke.
- Gatorz Bar & Grill
3816 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.


941-625-5000.
Live bands Saturday night.
* House of Prime Restaurant
Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-613-4020.
Hafla belly dancing show at 8 p.m. every
third Friday of the month.
- MS 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.
1 p.m. Tuesday, Texas Hold 'em Poker
tournament with registration at noon.
9 p.m. 2 a.m. Wednesday, ladies night
and karaoke with Philly Billy.

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FROM PAGE 15
- Portofino Restaurant
23241 Bayshore Road, Charlotte Harbor.
941-743-2800.
6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Friday,
Saturday, live entertainment in the Sinatra
Room Lounge.
- Portside
3636 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-629-3055.
9 p.m.- 1 a.m. Thursday,
Ladies night with DJ T.
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Saturday, '80s Night with
video games, pricing and
DJ T with '80s music.
9 p.m. Tuesday, DJ T.
- Q's Sports Bar and Girl
4030 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-764-6969.
3 p.m. Thursday, Texas Hold 'em Poker.
8 p.m. Thursday, ACS League 8 Ball.
10:30 p.m. Thursday, $100 First Place
Open 8 Ball Tournament.
7 p.m. Friday, Texas Hold 'em Poker
8 p.m. Friday, 9 Ball Texas Express.
3 p.m. Saturday, Texas Hold 'em Poker.
7 p.m. Saturday, Texas Hold 'em Poker.
8 p.m. Saturday, 8 Ball. League rules.
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, Zoetic.
8 p.m. midnight Friday, The Boca Band.
8 p.m.- midnight Saturday,
Adrenaline Junkies.
5 p.m. 8 p.m. Sunday, Andy G.
Monday, Monday Night Football.
8 p.m.- midnight Tuesday,
hospitality night. Free pool.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m. Wednesday,
Smoked Mullet Band.
Plan ahead for the 2nd Annual
Halloween Bash Oct.31.
- 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.
SVisani featuring The Comedy Zone
23490 Spencer Court,
off Kings Highway, Port Charlotte.
941-629-9191.
8 p.m. Thursday- Friday,
Hypnotist Rich Guzzi.
7:30 p.m., 10 p.m. Saturday,
Hypnotist Rich Guzzi.
4 p.m. -8 p.m. Tuesday,
Music Video Night.
8 p.m. Open Mic.
8 p.m. Wednesday, live comedy
with Jack Wilhite and Mary Asher.


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

PUNTA GORDA
* Cafe Ruelle
117 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda.
941-575-3553.
7 p.m.- 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday,
live music.
Captain's Table Restaurant & Lounge
Fishermen's Village,
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda.
941-637-1177.
5 p.m. 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday,
Mable at the piano.
5 p.m. 9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday,
Mable at the piano.
- Danny's Deep Creek Pub
24901 Sandhill Blvd. Unit 14,
Punta Gorda.
941-764-0640.
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.
10 a.m. 6 p.m. Friday,
Technology Expo 2008.


5 p.m.- 9 p.m. Friday, Jamband.
Noon 2 p.m. Saturday,
Barktoberfest Pet Costume Contest.
5 p.m. 9 p.m. Saturday,
Sound Investment.
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.
Thursday, The Bob Hanson Trio.
8 p.m. 11 p.m. Thursday, open Jazz Jam.
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, Markthe 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.
SScotty's Last Chance
25354 E. Marion Ave.,
Punta Gorda.
941-639-1005.
Pool tournament Tuesdays; karaoke
Thursday, Saturday night.
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FROM PAGE 16
* 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, The Crashers.
8 p.m. midnight Saturday, Real Deal.
6 p.m.- 10 p.m.Tuesday,
Tim & Rosanne.
6 p.m.- 10 p.m. Wednesday,
Anything Goes.
-Tower Lagoon
Highway 17, Punta Gorda.
941-639-8222.
7 p.m. Friday, Karaoke with Country Jim.
2:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, live
music with Signal 20.
3 p.m. Sunday, Karaoke with M&M.
7 p.m. Wednesday, Karaoke.

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


- Buddy's Pizza
822 Pinebrook Road,Venice.
941-484-6551.
5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and
Thursday, Patti Highland.
. Caribbean Snow-Ball Company
Venice Beach Pavilion
101 The Esplanade, Venice.
941-483-9070.
5 p.m. Sunset. Saturday,
Bruno & The Venice Karaoke
Dance Party.
6 p.m.- 8 p.m. Monday,
Bluegrass Band & Jam.
6 p.m.- 8 p.m. Tuesday,
Country Time Band.
- Honoluana Island Grill
222 Airport Ave., Venice.
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 Lesher.
11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., Sunday
Brunch, Gary Lesher.
* Sharky's on the Pier
1600 S. Harbor Drive, Venice.
941-488-1456.
6 p.m. 10 p.m. Wednesday Thursday,
David Moore.
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Get up close to Sarasota Opera artists


By RICHARD RUSSELL
SARASOTA OPERA
Opera lovers will have the
opportunity for a unique
experience Oct. 25 at 8 p.m.,
when Sarasota Opera presents
Up Close, Informal, On Stage.
Principal artists from "The
Barber of Seville," including:
Keri Alkema, mezzo-soprano;
Eric Margiore, tenor; Marco
Nisticb, baritone; Stefano de
Peppo, bass-baritone; and
Young-Bok Kim, bass, will per-
form some of their personal
favorite selections from opera
and Broadway. Audience
members will enjoy a different
perspective as they sit on the
stage during the performance.
The artists will also talk about
their careers and answer
questions.
Because seating is on the

Opera offers free
luncheon concerts
FROM SARASOTA OPERA
As an important part of its
continuing commitment to the
community, Sarasota Opera
once again will offer its series
of free Lobby Concerts. For the
first time, the performances
will be held in the Victoria
Leopold Grand Atrium of the
Sarasota Opera House. Open to
the public, the concerts are
scheduled for Fridays, October
24 and 31 at 12 p.m. Studio
Artists who are performing in
Sarasota Opera's fall produc-
tion of The Barber of Seville
will be featured.
Seating is on a first-come,
first-served basis. Attendees
are welcome to enjoy their
lunch in the Donna Wolf
Steigerwaldt Courtyard, adja-
cent to the Opera House, prior
to the performance. More
information about the noon-
time concerts as well as all
Sarasota Opera performances
is available at the box office
941-366-8450, ext. 1, or at
www.sarasotaopera.org.


stage of Sarasota Opera
House, the number of tickets
available is limited to 150.
Following this intimate per-
formance, guests are invited
to a reception with the
singers, which is included in
the $60 per person ticket
price.
For information or reserva-
tions, call the box office at
941-366-8450, ext. 1.


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The Journeymen Quartet present


four-part harmony at its finest


PROVIDED BY THE CULTURAL
CENTER OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY
Family Music Concerts in
collaboration with the
Cultural Center of Charlotte
County Theater is pleased to
bring you The Journeymen
Quartet.
These fine musicians will be
presenting traditional quartet
and southern gospel music
at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
In 1957, a tradition was
started in Huntington, West
Virginia that is still going
strong and has proven the test
of time. Over the years there
have been many personnel
changes however, The
Journeymen have not com-


HALLOWEEN, FROM PAGE 12
Burnt Store church Oktoberfest
Burnt Store Presbyterian Church offers
Oktoberfest at 6 p.m. Oct. 31 at the
church.They will be featuring
The Cape Coral German American Club's
"Hafenkepelle'" a 24-piece brass band.
Bratwurst, wieners, sauerkraut and other
refreshments will be available for purchase
at 6:30 p.m.The public is invited to this
family-friendly event that is free but limited
to ticket holders. Tickets will be distributed
on a first-come first-served basis and can
be picked up at the church before or after
worship on Sundays and from the church
office on weekdays during business hours,
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through
Friday. A free will offering will be taken.
Proceeds from the event will benefit local
charities supported by the church's
mission program.
The church is located at 11330 Burnt
Store Road in Punta Gorda.
Trunk or Treat
The tweens and youth groups of Gulf
Cove United Methodist Church are provid-
ing the children of the community with a
safe place to come for Halloween treats.
Children are invited to the church parking
lot forTrunk or Treat between 6 p.m. and
8 p.m. Oct. 31 at 1100 McCall Road,
Port Charlotte.
For more information, call our Youth
Director Mimi Cook at 941-697-1747.
Trick-or-treat City Hall
Halloween trick-or-treating will be held
at North Port City Hall, 4970 City Center
Blvd. off Sumter Boulevard 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Oct. 31 for childrenthrough age 13. They
must be dressed in costume and accom-
panied by a parent,and are encouraged to
bring their own candy container.


promised their male quartet
style or sound. On stage, in
an auditorium, arena, fair, or
church, The Journeymen
always strive to show their
audience the love and passion
that they have for great quar-
tet music.
Currently hailing from
Milton, West Virginia, The
Journeymen combine energy,
talent, and a ministry- mind,
and they are quickly establish-
ing themselves as a fan
favorite quartet. The current
Journeymen group members
are "Big" John Bledsoe (Lead
Vocal), Blake Aaron (Tenor),
Stacy Akers (Baritone), and
Deo Young (Bass). The


Journeymen have recorded
several albums together over
the past years. Favorite songs
from these include "Why Not
Make It Now," "Everytime I
Hear It," "Just A Little While,"
and many of your favorite
quartet standards.
Tickets are $12.
For more information, or to
place an order over the phone
call 941-625-4175, ext. 221 or
stop by thebox office, located
at 2280 Aaron St., Port
Charlotte, from 9 a.m. to
4 p.m. Monday through Friday
or from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
on Saturday.
Phone orders can be placed
with a Visa or MasterCard.


HHUlU H)HUVIULU
The Charlotte Campus of Edison State College will again be turned into a
"Haunted College" from 5:30 p.m .to 7:30 p.m. Friday at 26300 Airport
Road in Punta Gorda.AII are welcome, and there will be fun for the whole
family, including Halloween games, trick-or-treating, refreshments, and
other activities in a safe, family-friendly environment. The Charlotte
County Family YMCA-Edison Branch will also be participating in the activ-
ities. The event is free and open to all who are brave enough to enter the
Haunted College! Don't forget to wear your funniest, scariest, or craziest
costume. For more information, please call 941-637-5634.
For more information, call Toni Duncan Road, Port Charlotte, invites the pubic to
in the city Parks and Recreation division at attend their "Creepy Tiki" Halloween and
941-429-7206. Fundraising party 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Oct. 31
and Nov. 1. The fundraiser is for Healthy
Halloween/fundraiser party Families of Charlotte County, coordinated
Joe Crackers restaurant, 1020 El Jobean by Cheryl Juchniewicz of Waldo Bistro &


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The Journeymen Quartet will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the
Cultural Center of Charlotte County.


Carrabbas and Barb Bazlk of Healthy
Families. Donations of diapers and paper
products are needed. The event will
include a costume contest with a grand
prize cash giveaway, music, Halloween
drinks and food specials, and various
other Halloween events during the day
and night. There is no cover charge,
but the event is for adults only.

Kids' Halloween Party set
Young Chefs Academy celebrates its
second Halloween Party for children.
Be assured that your young ones a hav-
ing a safe Halloween. The party will beheld
from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the
academy in North Port Commons at
14814 Tamiami Trail in North Port.
This event is designed for children
ages 5 and up.
Featured will be a buffet, a 45-minute
magic show, a Halloween costume con-
test, a pumpkin patch with a pumpkin
marked for a prize, and a big bag of
Halloween candy. Only 35 children can be
signed up for this event. Cost is$20 per
child. Call 941-429-0933 for reservations
or more information.

Mummies and Goblins Halloween Party
A "Mummies and Goblins Halloween
Party" will be held 10 a.m. to noon Oct.
31 at the George D. Mullen Activity Center,
4956 City Center Blvd., off Sumter,North
Port. Preschoolers and their parents are
invited for a costume contest and party.
There will be make-and-take projects,
games and cookie-decorating. Cost is
$2 per child. Preregistration required.
For more information, call
941-240-8120.

Young Chefs Academy Halloween Party
Young Chefs Academy celebrates its


second Halloween Party for children.
Be assured that your young ones a
having a safe Halloween. The party will be
held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the
academy in North Port Commons at
14814 Tamiami Trail in North Port.
This event is designed for children
ages 5 and up.
Featured will be a buffet, a 45-minute
magic show, a Halloween costume
contest, a pumpkin patch with a pumpkin
marked for a prize, and a big bag of
Halloween candy. Only 35 children
can be signed up for this event.
Cost is $20 per child.
Call 941-429-0933 for reservations
or more information.

Halloween Parade
Halloween Parade at 4 p.m. Oct. 31.
Assemble in east end of parking lot of
Nokomis and Venice Avenues at
3:30 p.m. for Venice Lions Club/Venice
MainStreet parade.
The parade starts at 4 p.m. and pro-
ceeds up W. Venice Ave. to Nassau Street
for preschool and kindergarten children;
and to Harbor Drive for first-fifth graders.
From there parade continuous down
Tampa Ave. to Centennial Park.
Treats in the park at gazebo; trick or
treat on the main street until 7 p.m.
For more information, call
941-408-1762, 941-486-6065
or 941- 484-6722.

Aerie Halloween party
Aerie Halloween party at 5 p.m.
Oct. 31 at 621 Colonia Lane, Nokomis.
Past Presidents Club of FO.E. Aerie #3482
hold annual party; Friday menu available;
entertainment and music; costume prizes
will be awarded at 10 p.m.






ROAD TRIP
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October 23 24, 2008


Fly in to Chalet Suzanne


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Time travel is possible.
To prove it, all one has to do is
visit Chalet Suzanne at Lakes
Wales. Whether one arrives by
car or flies in to the resort's pri-
vate airfield, the feeling of being
back in a kinder gentler time is
immediately apparent.
Dating to 1931, although it has
been almost continuously added
to over the years, Chalet Suzanne
is on the National Register of
Historic Places. The resort has
been named to "Florida's Top
Ten Most Romantic Places" and
has a wall filled with Golden
Spoon Awards from Florida
Trend magazine.
Sunday brunch had to be one
of the reasons for so many of
those spoons. Chalet Suzanne
offers a huge selection but not as
a buffet. You get it all, including
up to three entrees. Guests sit
comfortably in one of four din-
ing areas as the server brings
course after course to the diner.
In addition to croissants, arti-
san breads and flavored butters
and jams plus an assortment of
cheeses and fresh picked items
from the garden as well as
French pastries such as petit
fours or a tasty English trifle, one
then must choose up to three
times from a list that includes
Swedish pancakes with lin-
gonberries, mini vanilla waffles,
Tuscan eggs Benedict, baby veal
chop with Brandy porcini butter,
seafood chowder, a burger or
chicken. The only thing missing
from this lengthy repast is some-
one to deliver you back to car or
room via wheelbarrow. The price
for the brunch is $25 and the
Swedish pancakes with lin-
gonberries alone are worth
the price.
Food is important at Chalet
Suzanne, which also is known for
is soups. Many of its most popu-
lar recipes have been canned for
years, distributed across the
country from gourmet shops and
even blasted into space with
Astronaut James Irwin on the
Apollo 15 mission. Irwin took the
Romain soup on his mission. In
the gift shop at the Smithsonian
Air and Space Museum, it is
known as "Moon Soup."
Also available canned are sev-
eral other soups, curry sauce,
newburg sauce, gaspacho,
gumbo and tomato and orange


aspics plus some sauces.
Ambiance enhances any meal.
Within the dining area of Chalet
Suzanne, the ceilings are made
pecky cypress and flooring is
mostly tile with oriental rugs in
places and many of the windows
are decorative colored leaded
lass. Even the plain clear win-
ows are leaded as they might be
in an old European castle, which
so obviously inspired the look of
this place. One room, raised a
few steps above the others, con-
tains a balcony fit for a bride
and groom.
The ambiance continues into
the guest rooms, the gardens
and even the lacy iron railings
around the pool. The charming
decor is a legacy of the Hinshaw
family, which has continuously
run the inn for 77 years.
The inn's founder, Bertha,
moved from California to Florida
during the 1920s. Her parents
lived near lake Wales where the
couple settled and formed a
working association with J. L.
Kraft of the food company. The
Hinshaws and Krafts teamed up
to plan a golf community on
their lands. Those plans were
quashed when the Florida land
boom ended and the Great
Depression began. Kraft, like so
many others, returned north.
Carl Hinshaw passed on in 1931,
a victim of pneumonia. He left
Bertha alone with two children,
Carl Jr. and Suzanne, and the
determination to make a living
for her family.
She put a sign out on the road,
advertising Suzanne's Tavern. In
those days, what is today SR-17
had a lot of traffic. Her guests
returned year after year. One
year, those guests included the
family of Duncan Hines who
mentioned the chalet in his trav-
el book. Today Hines is better
known for his cake mixes.
The chalet prospered until
engulfed with flames from a fire
that began in the kitchen. It
could not be rebuilt until after
World War II because of the
scarcity of materials. Again it
grew little by little until there
were 14 different levels, new din-
ing rooms, 27 guest rooms or
suites and a new kitchen. There
also is a grassy airfield, which is a
legacy of Carl Jr. a World War II
pilot and a gift shop and ceramic
salon plus the soup canning
operation.
Products of the ceramic salon


Take Interstate 75 north to Exit 261 (1-4).
Go east on 1-4 to Exit 55 (U.S. 27). Travel
south toward Lake Wales.Turn left at
Chalet Suzanne Drive, 4 miles north of
Lake Wales. Alternatively, take 1-75 to Exit
51 (S.R.60) and travel east to U.S. 17 at
Lakes Wales, then north through town to
Chalet Suzanne Drive. Turn right and
watch for the chalet sign on your right.

almost completely frame one of
the property's many gardens.
Designed, signed and painted by
guests, 4-inch glazed white tiles
cover a lengthy fence on the
perimeter of the garden.
Additional decorative tiles cover
many of the tables in the dining
area. One tile features a sketch of
nearby Bok Tower, another
Florida attraction, and another
contains a sketch of a United
Airlines plane. Weddings are
often held in that garden as well
as in the gazebo next to the lake
and airfield.
The inn is north of Lake Wales


SUN PHOTO BY KIM COOL
Use the main entrance to Chalet Suzanne to check in for overnight stays or
to visit its gift shop.


on Chalet Suzanne Drive, east of
U.S. 27. Spend some quiet time
there and use it as a refuge
between day trips to nearby
Cypress Gardens, Historic Bok
Sanctuary (home of the Bok
"singing" Tower), Lake Wales
Depot Museum, World Skydiving
Center and Spook Hill. Breakfast
is included for overnight guests.
Currently, newlyweds who
choose to spend their wedding
night at Chalet Suzanne do so as
the guests of the inn, staying free
for the first night. The inn offers


several package deals including a
one-night stay, breakfast, gratu-
ities and $150 dining room cred-
it. There are Murder Mystery
Weekends, Orange grove or soup
canner tours, a cooking acade-
my with the chef and many
others.
To take home some of the
feeling of that kinder gentler era,
stop by the gift shop.
For information, including
information for pilots planning
to fly in, call 800-433-6011 or
863-676-6011.




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