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Title: Venice gondolier sun
Alternate Title: Venice gondolier
Gondolier
Physical Description: v. : ill. (some col.) ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Venice Gondolier Sun
Publisher: Venice Gondolier Sun
Place of Publication: Venice Fla
Publication Date: November 15, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: semiweekly
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Subject: Newspapers -- Venice (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Sarasota County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Sarasota -- Venice
Coordinates: 27.098611 x -82.438889 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 56, no. 7 (April 4-6. 2001)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Issue for April 4-6, 2001 also called April 4, 2001.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00028295
Volume ID: VID00651
Source Institution: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: ltuf - ANK8420
oclc - 47264140
alephbibnum - 002730652
issn - 1536-1063
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LOCAL NEWS COVER TO COVER


AWARD-WINNING WEEKLY NEWSPAPER


All that
jazz
Venice swings
with major
music makers
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Council OKs $7.35M park purchase


Two council members argue for a better deal but
finally join their colleagues to approve the agreement
as is.


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR


Venice City Council on Friday
approved a deal to purchase the
10-acre former site of the Cemex
concrete plant for $7.35 million
from its 1-cent sales surtax fund.
The Florida Communities
Trust agreed earlier this year to
give the city a grant for half the
purchase price, cutting the cost
to the city down to $3.7 million.
The grant funds won't arrive
for four to six months, said
Assistant City Attorney Wayne
Hall, and are contingent on the
city producing a management
plan for the park for state ap-
proval.


The property will be trans-
formed into Legacy Park adjoin-
ing the Historic Venice Train
Depot.
The vote commits the city to a
three-way deal in which the
Florida Trust for Public Lands, a
nonprofit land conservation
group, will purchase the parcel
from current owner Mike Miller
of Waterford Companies, then
deed it to the city. TPL will clear
the land and dispose of much of
the concrete buildings and slabs
that cover the property.
Under the arrangement, the
city will front the entire $7.35
million for the purchase. Doug
Hattaway, TPL project manager,
helped broker the deal by assist-


ing the city in its grant applica-
tion and negotiating the proper-
ty purchase.
Appraisal draws fire
While the vote was unani-
mous in support of the pur-
chase, the discussion wasn't.
An effort to delay the deal by
Council Member Sue Lang, sup-
ported by members of theVenice
Neighborhoods Coalition, fiz-
zled after newly seated Council
Member Kit McKeon, in his first
vote as a council member, let it
be known he would support the
purchase.
At that point in the proceed-
ings, Lang and Ernie Zavodnyik,
who voiced similar concerns,
joined the rest of the board,
making the vote unanimous.
Lang, who first nominated the

Please see PARK, 6A


Paralyzed, but persevering


SUN PHOTO BY GREG GILES
A sea of concrete is all that remains of the former Cemex concrete plant.
Venice City Council voted Friday to purchase the property to make way for
a 10-acre park.

Price tag makes Seaboard

project low city priority


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR


Despite Friday's vote by
Venice City Council to move
ahead with the purchase of the
old Cemex property to build
Legacy Park, plans to redevelop
the Seaboard industrial area to
the south and the U.S. 41 Venice
Bypass corridor into a mixed-
use activity center have been
delayed.


master plan, at least until fund-
ing opportunities become avail-
able.
The project stalled back in
February after a joint meeting
with county commissioners.
Consensus was reached to scale
back plans for the road improve-
ment on U.S. 41 Venice Bypass
where it meets the Seaboard
area but still move forward with
the study.
At the same time, some coun-


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SUN PHOTOS BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.com
Bud Geske pushes his wife's wheelchair close to the car, as Debi concentrates on the now difficult task of
getting into the car with a paralyzed left leg and a weak right leg.


BY BROOKY BROWN
PROJECTS EDITOR


For 35 years as a cosmetolo-
gist, Debi Geske has shared her
customers' joys and sorrows as
she's washed and set their hair.
Much like a favorite bartender,
she's empathized and sympa-
thized with them, seen them
through good times and bad.
Today, Geske is the one in
need of an understanding ear
because there is little hope she
will ever practice her profes-
sion again, or even walk nor-
mally.
Geske recently had back
surgery at Tampa General
Hospital that somehow left her
with a paralyzed left leg.
"They don't know what hap-
pened in surgery," Geske said.
"They don't have an answer for
me."
Her husband, Bud, said that
after the operation the doctor
told him he didn't know what
he'd done wrong, but Debi was
paralyzed.
Geske went in for surgery to
repair a ruptured disk that had
been causing her pain and
weakness in her right leg. She'd
had the same surgery four
and a half years earlier, so she
wasn't particularly concerned
about this one. In fact, she was


SUN PHOTO BY GREG GILES
A view of Seaboard Avenue and its commercial activity looking south from
the Venice Avenue Bridge.


PHOTO COURTESY OF DEBI GESKE
Debi Geske cuts the hair of one of her young customers at Simplicity
Salon & Day Spa before the surgery that left her left leg paralyzed.


optimistic.
"The doctor told me I would
be back to work in three weeks
because of the new way they do
the surgery now," she said.
The doctor also told her
about a new machine that
would monitor her spinal fluid
during surgery, she said. It
would alert the surgical team if


the flow of spinal fluid was
compromised.
"He told me the worst thing
that could happen to me was
that a lung could collapse and I
would need a chest tube," she
said. "It was supposed to be a
breeze."

Please see WOMAN, 18A


Council agreed Oct. 28 not to
proceed any further with phase
II of a master plan to revitalize
the Seaboard area.
They'll revisit the issue again
in the spring when they meet
with the board of county com-
missioners.
The directive by city hall halts
any further staff action on phase
two of a joint participation
agreement to create a Seaboard


cil members expressed concern
that the recommendation could
conflict with existing plans to
enhance the bypass.
Estimates
For years the city told the
Metropolitan Planning Organi-
zation and Florida Department
of Transportation that widening

Please see CITY, 7A


BY ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST


Sarasota County plans to
improve the east side of Laurel
Road where it intersects with
U.S. 41. So why did the spokes-
man for the U.S. 41 Nokomis
project recently say no improve-
ments were coming?
Simple: He didn't know about
them.
Apparently the Florida De-
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Sarasota County Capital Man-


agement Services Department
haven't coordinated their plans,
so FDOT U.S. 41 Public Infor-
mation Officer Ken Nelson was
unaware of the pending county
roadwork.
The county stepped in when
it recently became aware the
FDOT was nearing completion
of the U.S. 41 contract and it did
not include any provision for the
East Laurel Road approach to
the intersection.

Please see LAUREL, 7A


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Breaking barriers, building bridges


BY STEVEN J. SMITH
STAFF WRITER

Carolyn Mason, Sara-
sota County's first black
county commissioner, has
a top priority inspired by
her experience growing
up under the scourge of
segregation.
"I want to ensure that
citizens and communities
in South County have
access to the same oppor-
tunities and services that
are available to those in
North County," she said.
"And I want to build a
bridge between South
County communities and
the county
govern -
ment so
their needs
and wants
are respect-
ed."
Mason,
57, sees his-
toric, barri-
er-breaking Mason
parallels
between her election and
that of president-elect
Barack Obama. She recalls
a time when the color of
her skin represented a
seemingly insurmount-
able obstacle to a better
life.
"It was a very, very sep-
arate community," she
said of 1950s Sarasota. "I
was born in what is known
as the Rosemary District
- Fruitville Road north to
10th Street where I lived
until I was 14 years old.
That was the first black
community in Sarasota
County. I distinctly
remember having to ride
at the back of the public
transportation."
She remembers public
restrooms and water foun-
tains starkly labeled
"Colored" and "White" at
the train station, where
Mattison's City Grille now
stands.
"I wondered sometimes
what it would be like to
drink out of the 'White'
water fountain," she said.
On Main Street, where
today you'll find Patrick's
Restaurant, Mason recalled
a Rexall Drugstore that
boasted a beautifully fur-
nished soda fountain in
1957.
"There were always
people there enjoying
these nice ice cream
sodas or sundaes," she
said. "While we were able
to go in, my mother was
not allowed to purchase
these things. We could
not go to the ice cream
counter."
On the way
Blacks were barred
from certain North County
beaches as well.
"We couldn't go to Lido
or Siesta Beach," she said.
"I distinctly remember my
mother and stepfather dri-
ving us to Venice Beach
and Caspersen Beach ...
where blacks could go to
the beach."
Schools were also seg-
regated.
"Booker was the school
for black children," she


said. "I had a friend who
lived in Laurel. She was
bused to Sarasota until
Venice High School
became integrated."
Mason left Sarasota in
1973 and returned 10
years later to find dramat-
ic changes in the cultural
landscape.
"I came to work at city
hall and I worked there for
10 years," she said.
"Things seemed a whole
lot better. I could go any-
place but there were still
underlying currents of
racism on both sides of the
track. But by then, I could
go to beaches, restaurants,
theaters."
Although today's racial
climate is "much, much
better," Mason acknowl-
edged that bigotry still
exists.
"We need it to go away
completely, because there
is no place for it," she said.
"And I think we're on the
way."
Mason is catching up
on issues confronting
the county commission
through scheduled meet-
ings with county depart-
ment heads. She said she
looks forward to working
with county commission-
ers Shannon Staub, Jon
Thaxton, Nora Patterson
and Joe Barbetta.
"I believe they are a very
cohesive group," she said.
"They work well together.
So I see myself fitting in
very well."
Learning curve
Outgoing County Com-
missioner Paul Mercier,
whose seat Mason will fill,
said she has a lot to offer
the county.
"I think Carolyn Mason
is going to be a good,
calming effect on the
board of county commis-
sioners," Mercier said.
"She's a nice woman and
she's going to bring some
life experiences that will
prove valuable to that
board. The legacy of this
commission is very spe-
cial, because the five of us
have worked together
wonderfully. And I think
Carolyn will continue
along that track."
Staub, chair of the
county commission, also
looks forward to working
with Mason.
"I've known Carolyn
for a number of years,"
Staub said. "She was on
the city commission and
she's always been very
pleasant and interested
in community."
Staub said Mason
would encounter a
"steep learning curve" in
"the vast number and
variety of issues" she will
face, including sewers,
stormwater, grants for
nonprofits and illegal
tree-cutting.
"But through her life,
Carolyn has always been
overcoming issues that
other people might con-
sider insurmountable,"
Staub said. "So I have all
the faith that she'll suc-
ceed."
Mason's greatest hope


for her term in office is to
involve the citizenry in
government as it was in
the elections.
"I want people to com-
municate with their elect-


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ed officials about what's
working and what's not,"
she said. "What's good,
what's bad, what's indiffer-
ent. Because elected offi-
cials can't know it all and


they can't do this job alone.
"And just because we
had such a memorable
presidential election -
and such a memorable
county commission elec-


tion we shouldn't get
complacent now that it's
over. If anything, let's keep
it going."

ssmith@sun-herald.com


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$7.1 million HUD grant to benefit county


BY STEVEN J. SMITH
STAFF WRITER

Sarasota County officials
hope that through the
strategic application of a
$7.1 million grant from the
Department of Housing
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ated in housing benefits to
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and Susan Scott, deputy
county administrator.
"In North Port, the whole
city has a high number of
abandonments, a high
number of foreclosures and
a high number of subprime
loans," Scott said. "And with
single-family homes, we've
got a lot to choose from."
In determining the pro-
perties to be acquired, staff
will apply the following
principles:
Proximity to employ-
ment opportunities
Proximity to public
transportation
Proximity to commer-
cial centers
Housing cost to the end
user, including access to
water and sewer
Discount from market
value offered by the lender
The application for the
Neighborhood Stabilization
Program grant must be
received by HUD no later
than Dec. 1. According to
HUD, the funds must "pro-
vide emergency assistance
to state and local govern-
ments to acquire and rede-
velop foreclosed properties
that might otherwise be-
come sources of abandon-
ment and blight within their
communities."
When approved, the
funds will be available by
March.
Hadsell told the commis-
sioners the grant money
emerged from a $300 billion
program the government
put together, about $296 bil-
lion of which was to refi-
nance loans to keep home-
owners out of foreclosure.
"The $4 billion allocated
to local governments really
wasn't a housing program,"
Hadsell said. "It was a neigh-
borhood stabilization pro-
gram. What they heard from
local governments was, we
have all of these foreclosed
properties tearing down the
values of our communities.
If we can just get a little bit of
money, we could put it back
into housing."
Hadsell said the plan is to
take the $7.1 million and
apply it to four activities:
$900,000 to acquire and
rehabilitate foreclosed
properties for lease to fami-
lies with incomes less than
50 percent of the area medi-
an income (about $58,000
for a family of four)
$885,250 to acquire and
rehabilitate foreclosed
properties for sale to fami-
lies with incomes less than
50 percent of the AMI
$4,855,611 to acquire
and rehabilitate foreclosed
properties for sale to fami-
lies with incomes less than
120 percent of the AMI
$500,000 to administer
the program
Concerns
Hadsell said a substantial
amount of the funds would
be recaptured when the
homes were sold to eligible
families. He thinks the
county would receive $9.2
million in program income


while leveraging $11.2 mil-
lion in private mortgages.
Add that to the $7.1 coming
from HUD for the initiative,
he said, and the grant would
have a $27.5 million impact
in the community.
Commissioner Nora Pat-
terson had a problem with


the program's philosophy.
"The folks that lost the
home (we're buying) are
homeless," Patterson said.
"And now we're going to
(sell that home to) folks that
otherwise wouldn't be eligi-
ble to buy a home. They're
inheriting that home with a
subsidy, whereas a smaller


subsidy might have kept the
original folks in the home to
begin with. We've taken
logic and turned it on its
ear."
Scott attempted to
address Patterson's concern.
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Scott said the properties
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"Also, we're doing some
research that's telling us
about 60 percent of these


properties are not home-
steaded," she said. "They
were investor properties
that got caught up in sub-
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Prior to the unanimous
approval of the initiative,
Commissioner Joe Barbetta
cautioned Hadsell to moni-


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which account for 7 percent
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Jail tour confirms overcrow


BY STEVEN J. SMITH
STAFF WRITER

The media got a sting-
ing taste of living condi-
tions inside the Sarasota
County Jail Thursday,
which revealed much
about its aging infrastruc-
ture and overcrowded
conditions.
Sheriff Bill Balkwill and
Darrell Stinger, corrections
division commander, be-
gan the tour with some
facts.
"Right now, we have
over 1,043 prisoners here
at this facility," Balkwill
said. "We have 858 males,
we have 170 females, we
have 11 juveniles and four
federal prisoners at this
time."
Stinger then dropped
the bomb: The jail is now
exceeding its maximum
capacity.
"And we have no ability
to construct any further
jail cells or beds here at the
current facility," Stinger
said.
The jail today consists
of three wings, he said. The
first was constructed in
1975, the second was built
in 1986 and the final wing
was completed in 2003.
"We've got no more
room to construct any
new jail space," Stinger
said. "And we've got more
inmates than bed space."
The problem is exacer-
bated, he said, by the
requirement that males be
separated from females,
juveniles from adults and
the mentally ill from the
mentally fit.
Guesstimates
According to Balkwill
and Stinger, overcrowding
leads to big problems. It
requires some prisoners to
sleep on the floor on
makeshift beds, limits
inmate programs and
reduces access to preven-
tion and rehabilitation ser-
vices. Without those ser-
vices, they said, 82 percent
of prisoners have a "mod-
erate or high risk" of
recidivism that is, re-
lapsing into a life of crime.
While on the tour,
County Commission Chair
Shannon Staub acknowl-
edged the need for a new
facility while offering what
she and her colleagues
saw as a "new, phased-in
approach" to the problem.
"What we want to do is
have more programs and
have a community correc-
tions center that will actu-
ally help (offenders) be-
come more productive cit-
izens and stop the recidi-
vism," Staub said.
The CCC, said Criminal
Justice Policy Coordinator
Wayne Applebee, could
relieve the strain on the jail
by providing education
and substance abuse pro-
grams and mental health
services and anger man-
agement services, among
others.
A prototype CCC with
100-125 beds could be
phased in by 2010,
Applebee said, for an
annual operating cost of
$2 million, not counting
renovations to a county


SARASOTA
COUNTY JAIL
DEMOGRAPHICS
* 80 percent of prisoners
are charged with a
felony
* 55 percent are pre-trial
inmates
* 24 percent are sen-
tenced inmates
* 13 percent are proba-
tion violators
* 8 percent are being
held for other jurisdic-
tions
* 84 percent are male,
16 percent female
* Median age: 31 years



building to be determined.
Other combined jail and
CCC prototypes range as
high as $61.4 million for
construction and $7.6 mil-
lion for annual operating
costs. None of these fig-
ures includes the cost of
land.
"These are all cost
guesstimates," Applebee
said. "They're not even
cost estimates, because we
don't even have an archi-
tect yet on board. We're
just trying to meet our
inmate population projec-
tions with when we build
space."
Options
Staub said the CCC
would offer a nonsecured,
residential program pro-
viding treatment and in-
tervention services. A
work-release residential
program is also planned,
with treatment, so that
rehabilitation might better
take hold within offenders.
"And a day reporting
center (is envisioned), so
that those who live in the
community can also still
have some appropriate
support and supervision,"
Staub said.
Applebee said a new
jail, composed of both a
detention facility and a
CCC, would need to be in
place by 2030 and consist
of 1,754 beds comprising:
256 community cor-
rections beds
926 downtown jail
beds
572 new medium-
minimum secure beds,
consisting of 504 dormito-
ry-style, 32 multiple occu-
pancy and 36 single cells
Chief Circuit Judge Lee
Haworth then brought
everyone back to what he
considered to be the
immediate, critical crux of
the problem.
"There is a very serious
shortage of jail space,"
Haworth said. "That means
we have increased inci-
dents of violence against
corrections officers and
more inmate-on-inmate
violence.
"You only have two
options. You either keep
(inmates) in jail and go
over the standards or you
let them go. I don't think
the community wants
prisoners who have seri-
ous histories out on the
streets."
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PARK from Page 1A
site as a park to the
Florida Communities
Trust, and others were
unhappy with the $7.35
million purchase price.
She was hoping the city
could obtain a far better
deal.
Lang lashed out at the
appraisers for what she
considered inflated val-
ues; city staff who took
part in the negotiation;
and TPL, which brokered
the agreement.
"I will admit if it (the
property) had to be sold in
90 days it would take a siz-
able decrease (in value),"
said Roger Hettema, of
Hettema Saba & Walch,
who conducted the city
appraisal. But that isn't
the case, he said.
His appraisal for the
city, completed in August,
valued the property at
$7.45 million. Another
independent appraisal
valued the property at
$7.5 million. Both
appraisals were con-
firmed as acceptable by
TPL's own appraiser.
Specific property
Lang objected to bas-
ing the appraisal on its
"highest and best use"
under current zoning reg-
ulations that allow up to
18 residential units per
acre.
That's standard prac-
tice, Hettema said. And it's
based on current city zon-
ing regulations.
Miller bought the par-
cel for $1.6 million in
2005, said Hattaway. As


part of the deal, however,
he was required to relo-
cate the Cemex opera-
tions and make other
financial concessions that
were undisclosed.
"I'm hearing about
liens. ... There's no docu-
mentation. It's not clear
what the owner paid for
the property," Lang said.
She believes the prop-
erty value is closer to the
$2.6 million assessed by
the Sarasota County Tax
Appraiser.
"I don't consider that a
good measure of value,"
Hettema said. "It's not like
there are alternative sites.
This is the site you need.
Whenever you look at a
specific property, the
costs go up."
Hattaway noted there
are $6 million worth of
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"The city is usually at a
disadvantage when it
comes to purchasing pro-
perty," Moore said. This is
a deal where "the city is
paying 50 cents on the
dollar."
"I see this as jump-
starting the revitalization
of the Seaboard area. It
has a synergy that really
works in the area."
Council Member Vicki
Noren called it a win-win
for the city.
Mayor Ed Martin and
Council Member John
Simmonds said a delay
now could unravel the
entire deal.
"This will fall apart if
we don't move today,"
Simmonds said. And if it
does, he said, "you'll be
responsible" he said to
those pushing for a delay.
Martin called the prop-
erty central to following
the vision of founding
planner John Nolen.
"I said during the cam-
paign I would vote my
own conscience," Mc-
Keon said. "This is an
opportunity we need for
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Gary Budway, member
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mittee and Venice Neigh-
borhoods Coalition vice
president, objected to the
deal, saying it was never
vetted as part of the 1-
cent sales surtax fund
projects by his committee
or voted on by the public.
Earl Quandt, who sits
on the city Parks and
Recreation Advisory
Board, spoke against the
deal.
"I'm a proponent of
parks, but not a propo-
nent of this purchase," he
said.
He said the city could
have realized its goal of
tying the park into the
Legacy Trail and Venetian
Waterway Trail by pur-
chasing only 1 acre.
VNC Board Member
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LAUREL from Page 1A

Sandra Boudreau, the
county's East Laurel Road
Project Manager, said the
existing three lanes at the
East Laurel Road approach to
the intersection will be
restriped; the left-turn lane to
U.S. 41 will be extended to
reduce the possibility of a
head-on collision; and 18
high-impact flexible "beaver
tail" barriers will be installed
in the transfer lane at the
approach to the intersection.
In addition, the right-turn
lane will become a dual
through and right-turn lane.
Funding is in place for this
work said Boudreau, and the
contracting process is
expected to be completed
within 30 days so the project
can get under way at the
beginning of the new year.
FDOT may complete the
asphalt resurfacing of U.S. 41
around the same time. She
said the two projects should
not coincide, and the county
will redo work as needed.
Traffic drums replaced the
original central separator at
the junction three years ago
to eliminate traffic exiting the
7-Eleven and the SunTrust
banktrying to cross five lanes
of traffic on East Laurel Road.
Luis Herrera, of the county


traffic engineering opera-
tions department, said he is
investigating putting back a
center traffic separator,
which likelywould be 6 inch-
es high and 2 feetwide due to
space limitations.
Herrera will design the
separator and his plans will
be submitted before year end
to colleagues in capital man-
agement services. Because
this is a new project, it will be
prioritized to obtain funding.
A decision to proceed is
unlikely before early in the
new year.
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CITY from Page 1 A


the bypass from four lanes
to six lanes is a top priority.
But the funding never
materialized.
Even after city council
and the MPO agreed last
spring to break the project
into three funding seg-
ments, funds have yet to
be found.
A June estimate by
WilsonMiller to develop a
second phase scope of ser-
vices for the Seaboard
master plan came in
at $144,000, while the
MPO estimated a required
mobility study for the
area might cost another
$240,000.
The city would have to
pay half the cost of the
plan and front the entire
cost of the mobility study,
totaling $312,000.
Administrators were
directed to seek partial
funding for the Seaboard
master plan roadway
improvements from the
MPO's Major Improve-
ment Priority Funds, but
those aren't available until
fiscal year 2012.
In a Oct. 15 memo to
council, Acting City Man-


ager Nancy Woodley said a
decision to pursue the sec-
ond phase of the Wilson-
Miller study "would require
funding from reserves or
reallocation of funds from
another project."
Reductions in planning
and zoning department
staff also played a role in
her recommendation that
council delay further staff
action on the JPA Bypass/
Seaboard master plan
"until funding opportuni-
ties are available."
Lower priority
When council repriori-
tized the city's strategic
goals, the Seaboard master
plan wasn't among its top
funded priorities.
Still, Council Member
Vicki Noren, the city's rep-
resentative to the MPO, is
hopeful improvements to
the Seaboard industrial
area will eventually be-
come reality.
"I think council is very
supportive" of revitalizing
the Seaboard," Noren said.
"I haven't heard anybody
say that's not (still) the
case."
She acknowledged that
some Seaboard business


owners were "upset that in
three years (someone
might) buy them all out
and move them all out ...
which is not the case. But
we could improve the
area, and make the
Seaboard walkable with
access points to the
Venetian Waterway Park."
Afloat
One business owner
who works and lives in the
area said the Seaboard has
virtually no crime, pro-
vides affordable commer-
cial space and is centrally
located and convenient to
the downtown area and
Intracoastal Waterway -
making it prime real
estate.
The WilsonMiller study
estimated lease rates in a
revitalized area could fetch
between $15 and $18 per
square foot.
"Right now I am paying
approximately $7.50 per
square foot," said a busi-
ness owner at the Feb. 7,
2007, workshop. "If it went
up to anywhere near the
rate you suggest, I don't
think I could pass on that
much of an increase to
my customers and keep


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them."
Rich Dorsett, of Dorsett
& Sons Signs, in the
Seaboard area, said
Thursday the economy
will drive any redevelop-
ment that takes place.
"Most (businesses) are
looking to stay and work.
Those looking to get out
would like to increase their
property values and make
a profit selling their prop-
erty," Dorsett said. "The
biggest issue now is any-
one who relocates here
and wants to construct a
new building, with all the
impact fees ... it's going to
cost a fortune. It's all about
the money."
Seaboard businesses,
he said, are "just trying to
keep (their) families
afloat."
"I'm not doing the
$10,000 jobs (right now).
More like the $500 jobs,"
he said.
Despite the economy,
he said, the sign business
is good.
"Everybody needs a'For
Sale' sign," he said.


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8A SUN NEWSPAPERS


WEEKEND EDITION NOV. 15, 2008


Block scheduling on chopping block?


BY ANNE
KLOCKENKEMPER
STAFF WRITER


At a workshop Tuesday,
Sarasota County School
Board members discussed
the possibility of saving
money by eliminating block
scheduling in county high
schools.
"We're not making any
decisions today," board
Chair Kathy Kleinlein said
before the meeting. "(Su-
perintendent of Schools)
Lori (White) is bringing it
forward so we can look at all
sides of the issue."
Flexible block schedul-
ing was implemented at all


Sarasota County high
schools by 2007; Booker and
Venice high schools convert-
ed earlier. The schedule
combined alternating days,
or A/B schedules, and four
90-minute classes, replacing
the more traditional 50-min-
utes classes.
Transitioning to a six-
period day would save the
district approximately $4
million, according to Steve
Cantees, district executive
director of high schools,
while a seven-period day
would offer about $5 mil-
lion in savings.
"But it would also incur
some expenses," he said.
"We would have to pur-


chase additional textbooks
because of a doubling of
classes."
Board members were
torn about how changes
might affect students and
teachers.
"I know this is about
money, and may save $4
million of $5 million, but
we're going backward," said
board member Carol Todd.
She said her position will
be to keep cuts as far from
the classroom as possible.
Board member Caroline
Zucker asked how many
staff members would be
eliminated if block schedul-
ing were removed. White
said 71 could possibly lose


theirjobs.
"The staffing ratio would
have to be maintained for
core academic classes,"
White said. 'And the only
place we could go (to cut
more) would be electives,
and we've pushed the limits
there already in class size."
Kleinlein was "very con-
cemed" about how a change
would affect small learning
communities and the teach-
ers who could be laid off.
"Who would be laid off?
Those with the least senior-
ity and probably with
younger children," she said.
"To me, it's a major element.
I know it's $5 million, but it's
71 people's lives."


Few options
White said such con-
cerns were the reason for
holding discussions early.
"I'm out there talking to
staff, and I'm telling them
that never before have we
been hit with this kind of
triple-whammy a de-
crease in state revenue, a
decline in enrollment and
class-size restrictions," she
said. "We're looking at a sig-
nificant shortfall, and there
won't be a lot of options. I'm
not trying to be discourag-
ing, but we wouldn't be ask-
ing you to consider this oth-
erwise."
Frank Kovach said the
budget situation isn't going


to improve over the next
few years, and the board
needs to make hard cuts
now. His main question was
whether students and
teachers are happy with
block scheduling currently.
White said responses
have been mixed. Block
scheduling does require
more staff, and achieve-
ment results have been
mixed. However, there have
been benefits in attendance
and discipline because of
fewer class transitions.
"There are pros and
cons," she said. "There is no
perfect schedule."

annek@sun-herald.com


LEGAL



NOTICES




16 NOTICE OF ACTION

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT
OF CAMDEN COUNTY
STATE OF GEORGIA
IN RE: The petition of KEITH
DOUGLAS STROBRIDGE for
adoption
Civil Action of Christopher
Erik Palmer, a minor child
File No.: A08-14
NOTICE OF ADOPTION TO
KYLE C. PALMER THE BIO-
LOGICAL FATHER OF
CHRISTOPHER ERIK
PALMER
By Order of Publication,
dated the 5th day, Novem-
ber 2008, you are hereby
notified that on the 3rd day
of October, 2008, a Petition
for Adoption was filed in the
Superior Court of Camden
County, Georgia to adopt
Christopher Erik Palmer.
You will lose all legal rights
to your biological child and
will neither receive notice
nor be entitled to object to
the adoption unless, within
thirty (30) days of receipt of
this notice, you file a peti-
tion to legitimate said child
named in the petition, pur-
suant O.C.G.A. 19-7-22, or
an acknowledgement of
legitimation pursuant to
O.C.G.A. 19-7-21. More-
over, notice of filing of the
petition to legitimate or
acknowledgement of legiti-
mation of said child must be
filed with the Clerk of Supe-
rior Court of Camden Coun-
ty and served upon Petition-
ers' attorney, Gary A.
Bacon, Post Office Box
5880, St. Marys, Georgia
31558. You are further
notified that a hearing on
said Petition to Adopt said
child will be held before the
Honorable Steven Gray
Scarlett, Judge of Superior
Court, Brunswick Judicial
Circuit, on the 11th day of
December, 2008, beginning
at 9:30 a.m. o'clock in the
Camden County Court-
house, Woodbine, Georgia.
WITNESSETH
THE HONORABLE STEPHEN
G. SCARLETT, JUDGE OF
SUPERIOR COURT. This 6th
day of November, 2008.


DEPUTY CLERK,
SUPERIOR COURT
Camden County, Georgia
PUBLISH:
NOVEMBER 8, 2008
NOVEMBER 15, 2008
NOVEMBER 22, 2008

19 NOTICE OF
AUCTION

NOTICE OF
PUBLIC AUCTION
The following vehicle/vessel(s)
will be auctioned for unpaid
towing & storage charges only,
per FS 713.78 Vehicle @
Frank's Towing, 6017 Pine
Ridge Rd #339, Naples. 1.
1993 Satu SW2 Sw Grn
1G8ZK8575PZ296588. On
12/01/2008 at 9:00 am at
171 S Jackson Rd Venice
Publish: November 15, 2008
NOTICE OF PUBLIC
AUCTION
The following vehicle/vessel(s) will
be auctioned for unpaid towing &
storage charges only, per FS
713.78. Vehicle @ Jim's Auto
Repair & Towing 5693 Sarah
Ave, Sarasota. 1. 1995 Ford
Windstar Vn Grn
2FMDA5146SBA64912. On
12/1/2008 at 9:00 am at Above
Address
Publish: November 15, 2008
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Johnson's Towing of
Venice gives Notice of Fore-
closure of Lien and intent to
sell these vehicles on
12/17/2008, 09:00 a.m.
at 604 Tamiami Trail N,
Nokomis, FL 34275-
2137, pursuant to subsec-
tion 713.78 of the Florida
Statutes. Johnson's Towing
of Venice reserves the right
to accept or reject any
and/or all bids.
-1969 DODGE
135379G338719
-1977 OLDSMOBILE
3B69U7W119614
-1996 DODGE
3B7HC13Y3TM167620

PUBLISH: November 12, 15,
2008
PUBLIC VEHICLE AUCTION
The following vehicle/vessel(s)
will be auctioned for unpaid
towing and storage charges
only per FS 713.78. Vehicle @
Konrad's Towing & Recov-
ery, LLC, dba Flagship Tow-
ing & Automotive, 106 Cor-
poration Way, Venice, FL
34285.
Per F.S. 713.78
11/29/08 10 A.M.
Flagship Towing
106 Corporation Way
Venice, FL 34285
2003 PONTIAC
1G2NW52E33C161847


19 NOTICE OF
AUCTION


Per F.S. 713.78
11/30/08 @ 10 A.M.
Flagship Towing
106 Corporation Way
Venice, FL 34285
2000 BOAT TRAILER
NAJ1N020042012
PUBLISH: November 15, 2008

NOTICE OF PUBLIC
AUCTION
The following vehicle/vessel(s)
will be auctioned for unpaid
towing & storage charges only,
per FS 713.78 Vehicle @
North Collier Collision, Inc.
16210 Old 41 S, Naples. 1.
1998 Pont Sunfire 4D Whi
3G2JB5243WS834037. 2.
1995 Chev Cavalier 2D BIk
1G1JC1240SM111704. 3.
2000 Ford Mustang 2D BIk
1FAFP42XOYF118510. On
12/1/2008 at 9:00 am at
171 S Jackson Rd Venice.
Publish: November 15, 2008
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Notice is hereby given that the con-
tents of the rental units listed here-
in will be offered for sale at public
auction per the Florida Self Stor-
age Act. (Statutes/Sections
83.901 -83.809)
The property list contained herein
will be sold to satisfy liens imposed
by EXTRA SPACE STORAGE on
11/26/08 at 11:00 AM, or
thereafter The sale will occur on
premises, at Extra Space Stor-
age, located at 1266 US HWY 41
BYPASS, VENICE, Florida
34285 in the County of SARA-
SOTA, Florida.

UNIT 1010 PAUL BACHMAN
Household Items
UNIT 1025 THOMAS EUGENE
EATON Household Items
UNIT 1031 JAMIE L. DIXON -
Household Items
UNIT 1043 JUSTIN DOUGLAS
FREED -Household Items
UNIT 1072 FRANK DAVID
THAYER -Household Items
UNIT 1073 DOUGLAS PRICE
Household Items
UNIT 2053 KIRA LYN MILLER
Household Items
UNIT 2129 MARK ALAN
NORTON -Household Items
UNIT 3180 BARBARA
GARNHUM -Household Items
UNIT 4021 JOSEPH D. DIXON
Household Items
EXTRA SPACE STORAGE
reserves the right to reject all bids.
Purchases must be made at the
time of sale by "Cash" only. All
contents are sold "as is". Contents
of the unit must be removed imme-
diately, or the storage unit contain-
ing the items must be rented by the
purchaser. Sale is subject to can-
cellation at any time.

PUBLISH: November 8,15, 2008


20 NOTICETO
CREDITORS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR
OSARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
REONA L. BREWER,
Deceased.
File No. 2008-CP-015696-SC
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of REONA L. BREWER,
deceased, whose date of death
was July 4, 2008, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Saraso-
ta County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota, FL
34230-3079. The names and
addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal
representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against 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 PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS
NOVEMBER 8, 2008.
Personal Representative:
CHASTITY BREWER
825 Myrtle Ave
Venice, FL 34285

Raymond E. Miller
Attorney for Chastity Brewer
Florida Bar No: 0115596
218 Harbor Drive South
Venice, Florida 34285
Telephone: (941) 488-9641
PUBLISH: November 8, 15,
2008


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SARASOTA COUNTY,
FOR FLORIDA
SARASOTA COUNTY, PROBATE DIVISION
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION IN PRE FSTATF OF


IN RE: ESTATE OF
HELEN V. RHODES,
Deceased,
2008-CP-016730-NC
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of HELEN V. RHODES,
deceased, whose date of death
was May 17, 2008, and
whose social security number
is XXX-XX-7336, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Sarasota
County Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota, FL
34230-3079. The names and
addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal
representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons, having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE IS NOVEMBER 8,
2008.
Personal Representative:
William D. Rhodes, III
c/o 240 Nokomis Avenue S
Suite 200
Venice, FL 34285
Attorneys for Personal
Representative
Clifton F. White, Esq.
Bechtold & Corbridge, P.A.
240 Nokomis Ave South
Suite 200
Venice, FL 34285
Telephone: (941)-488-7751
Florida Bar No. 281220
PUBLISH: NOVEMBER 8, 15,
2008


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROGER B. DICKENS,
Deceased.
File No. 2008-CP-17747-
NC
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of ROGER B, DICKENS,
deceased, whose date of death
was October 14, 2008, and
whose social security number
is XXX-XX-0891, is pending in
the Circuit Court for SARASO-
TA County, Florida, Probate
Division; the address of which
is P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota,
FL 34230. The names and
addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal
representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against 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 CLAIMS FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS
NOVEMBER 8, 2008.
Personal Representative:
CHARLES F. WHEELER
871 Venetia Bay Blvd, Suite
350
Venice, FL 34285
Charles F. Wheeler, P.A.
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
871 Venetia Bay Boulevard
Suite 350
Venice, FL 34292
Phone (941) 485-5486
Florida Bar No. 116573
PUBLISH: November 8, 15,
2008


ROBERT E. GRISIER,
Deceased.
File No. 2008-CP-17702-
NC
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of ROBERT E. GRISIER,
deceased, whose date of death
was October 2, 2008, and
whose social security number
is XXX-XX-4461, is pending in
the Circuit Court for SARASO-
TA County, Florida, Probate
Division; the address of which
is P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota,
FL 34230. The names and
addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal
representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against 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 CLAIMS FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS
NOVEMBER 8, 2008.
Personal Representative:
CHARLES F. WHEELER
871 Venetia Bay Blvd, Suite
350
Venice, FL 34285
Charles F. Wheeler, P.A.
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
871 Venetia Bay Boulevard
Suite 350
Venice, FL 34292
Phone (941) 485-5486
Florida Bar No. 116573
PUBLISH: November 8, 15,
2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JEAN R. HAIRE,
Deceased,
File No. 2008 CP 016610 NC
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of JEAN R. HAIRE, deceased,
whose date of death was
OCTOBER 2, 2008, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for
SARASOTA County, Florida,
Probate Division; the address
of which is PO Box 3079,
Sarasota, FL 34230. The
names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
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
Charles Diez, Jr.
Attorney for Pamela Parker
Florida ar No. 019646
Diez & Floyd, P.A.
737 South Indiana Avenue
Englewood, Florida 34223
Telephone: (941)-474-5506
Fax: (941)-474-5507
PUBLISH: October 24, 31,
2008

OIN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CHARLES E. HILLYER,


20 NOTICETO
CREDITORS

Deceased.
File No. 2008-CP-015374-
NC
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of CHARLES E. HILLYER,
deceased, whose date of death
was September 11, 2008,
File Number 2008-CP-
015374-NC, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Sarasota
County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
P.O. Box 3079, SARASOTA,
FL 34230-3079. The names
and addresses of the personal
representatives and the person-
al representatives' attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate, on whom a
copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
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
of this notice is November
8, 2008.
Personal Representative:
ANN M. HILLYER
3240 Lake Pointe Blvd.
#365
Sarasota, FL 34231
CHARLES E. HILLYER, JR.
8 Alpine Road
Fairfield, CT 06812
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Florida Bar No. 351301
H. GREG LEE, P.A.
2014 Fourth Street
Sarasota, Florida 34237
Telephone: (941)-954-0067
PUBLISH: November 8, 15,
2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DOROTHY M. JOHNSON,
Deceased.
File No. 2008-CP-018139-SC
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of DOROTHY M. JOHNSON,
deceased, whose date of death
was October 4, 2008, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Sarasota County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 3079,
Sarasota, FL 34230-3079.
The names and addresses of
the personal representative and
the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against 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 PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS
NOVEMBER 15, 2008.
Personal Representative:
NATALIE BLOOM
P. O0. Box 17578
Sarasota, FL 34276
Raymond E. Miller
Attorney for Natalie Bloom
Florida Bar No: 0115596
218 Harbor Drive South
Venice, Florida 34285
Telephone: (941) 488-9641
PUBLISH: November 15, 22,
2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
VLADIMIR LATINOVIC,
Deceased.
File No. 2008-CP-016955-
NC


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of VLADIMIR LATINOVIC,
deceased, whose date of death
was July 16, 2008, and
whose social security number
is XXX-XX-1397, is pending in
the Circuit Court for SARASO-
TA County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is Post Office Box 3079,
Sarasota, Florida 34230.
The names and addresses of
the Personal Representative
and the Personal Representa-
tive's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
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.
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 PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS
NOVEMBER 15, 2008.
Personal Representative:
WAYNE C. HALL
1314 East Venice Avenue,
Suite E
Venice, FL 34285
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
WAYNE C. HALL, ESQ.
Florida Bar No. 199524
HALL & ANDERSON, P.A.
1314 East Venice Ave, Ste E
Venice, Florida 34285
Telephone: (941) 480-0999
PUBLISH: November 15, 22,
2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: Estate of
KATHERINE T. SAYRE,
Deceased.
File No: 2008 CP 17572 SC
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of KATHERINE T. SAYRE,
deceased, File No. 2008 CP
17572 SC, is pending in the
Circuit Court for SARASOTA
County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
4000 South Tamiami Trail,
Venice, FL 34293. The
names and addresses of the
Personal Representative and
the Personal Representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliq-
uldated claims, on whom a
copy of this notice is served,
must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims
or demands against the dece-
dent's estate must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this notice
is November 8, 2008
Personal Representative:
SUSAN J. MEDHURST
1682 Thomas St.
Englewood, FL 34223
W. GRADY HUIE, ESQUIRE
143 East Miami Avenue
Venice, FL 34285
941) 488-8551
L Bar No. 192724
Attorney for Personal
Representative
Publish: November 8, 15,
2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DOROTHY K. STRODTMAN,
Deceased,
File No. 2008-CP-18237-SC
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The Summary Administration of
the estate of DOROTHY K.
STRODTMAN, deceased,
whose date of death was
OCTOBER 5, 2008 and
whose Social Security Number
Is (*), is pending in the Circuit
Court for Sarasota County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 4000 S.
Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL
34293. The name and
address of the person to whom
the estate is to be assigned is


20 NOTICETO 30 NOTICE OF SALE
CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIR-
MARK R. McCONNELL, CUIT IN AND FOR SARASOTA
Trustee of the Dorothy K. COUNTY, FLORIDA
Strodtman Trust U/A dated
January 4, 2006, as amend- Case No. 2008-CA-002270-
ed August 17, 2006, 5592 NC
S. Lakeside Dr., Hunting- Division: A
burg, IN 47542 and the total
value of the estate is $750.00. VILLAGEWALK OF SARASOTA
All creditors of the decedent HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION,
and other persons having INC.
claims or demands against the Plaintiff,
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required vs.
to e served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN WES STRUEBING, a/k/a WILLIAM
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS E. STRUEBING, a single man, and
AFTER THE TIME OF THE UNKNOWN TENANTS AND OTH-
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS ERS IN POSSESSION
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER Defendants)
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON NOTICE OF SALE
THEM. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
All other creditors of the dece- suant to a Final Judgment of Fore-
dent and other persons having closure entered in the above-
claims or demands against styled case, Case No. 2008-CA-
decedent's estate must file 002270-NC, in the Circuit Court in
their claims with this court and for Sarasota County, Florida,
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER and for Sarasota County, Flonda,
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER that I will sell to the highest and
THE DPUBLICATION OF THE FIRST best bidder for cash at the east
NOTICE. wing of the Sarasota County Cour-
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED those, located at 2000 Main
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. Street, Sarasota, FL 34237, in
NOTWITHSTANDING THE Sarasota county, Flonda at 8:30
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH a.m., on the 20th day of Novem-
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED ber, 2008, the following
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE described property:
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S Lot 558 illawalk Unit 2B
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. Lot 558 Villagewak, Unit 2
The date of first publication of according to the map or plat
this notice is November 15, thereof as recorded in Plat
2008 Book 43, Page(s) 37, Public
Records of Sarasota County,
Personal Representative: Florida.
Mark R. McConnell
Trustee of the Dorothy K. KAREN E. RUSHING
Strodtman Trust U/A dated Clerk of the Circuit Court
January 4, 2006, as Sarasota County, Florida
amended August 17, 2006 By: Grace Burch,
5592 S. Lakeside Dr. Deputy Clerk
Huntingburg, IN 47542
PUBLISH: October 31, 2008
Personal Representative: November 7, 8, 15, 2008
DAVID R. CORNISH, ESQ.
Florida Bar No. 0225924
355 W. Venice Ave.THER NOTICES
Venice, FL 34285 38 OTHER NOTICES
Telephone: (941)-483-4246
PUBLISH: November 15, PUBLIC NOTICE
22, 2008
CHANGE OF DATE The Dis-
trict Board of Trustees of
Manatee Community Col-
22 NOTICE OF lege announces that the
22 NOTICE OF public meeting scheduled
FORECLOSURE for Wednesday, November
19, 2008 at 8:30 am to be
held at Manatee Community
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF College in The PDC Building
ITHE TWEIIFT COURT OF 800, The Selby Room, 8000
THE TWELFTH JUD South Tamiam Trail, Venice,
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR FI 34293 has been changed
SARASOTA COUNTY, to MONDAY, November 17,
FLORIDA 2008.
CIVIL ACTION
Persons are advised that if
Case No. 2008-CA-5203-SC they decide to appeal any
decision at this meeting,
CHARLOTTE STATE BANK they will need a record of
A Florida Banking Corpo- the proceedings and for
rationsuch purpose, they may
ration, need to ensure that a verba-
Plaintiff, tim record of the proceed-
vs. ing is made, which record
includes the testimony and
DEAN R. AUSTIN, and evidence upon which the
their unknown spouses, if appeal is based.
any; and all unknown par- Please note: Most written
ties claiming by, through, communications to or from
under and against the Manatee Community Col-
herein named individual lege employees are public
defendants who are not records, available to the
known to be dead or alive, public and media upon
whether said unknown request.
parties may claim an
parties may claim an PUBLISH: November 8, 15,
interest as spouses, heirs, 2008
devisees, grantees or
other claimants,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure
dated October 21, 2008,
entered in Civil Case No
2008-CA-5203-SC of the Cir-
cult Court of the Twelfth Judi-
cial Circuit in and for Saraso-
ta County, Florida, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder
for cash at the SARASOTA
COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
2000 Main Street, His-
toric Courtroom, Room
108, East Wing, Sarasota,
Florida, at 8:30 AM on the
25th day of November,
2008, the following
described property as set
forth in said Summary Final
Judgment to-wit:

Lot 36, Block 975, 22nd
Addition to Port Charlotte
Subdivision, according to
the Plat thereof, recorded
in Plat Book 14, Pages 10,
10A through 10J, of the
Public Records of Saraso-
ta County, Florida.

Any person claiming an inter-
est 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 60
days after the sale.

Dated this 28th day of Octo-
ber, 2008.

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

PUBLISH:
VENICE GONDOLIER SUN J
November 8, 2008 9
November 15, 2008

W. KEVIN RUSSELL, P.A.
Florida Bar No. 398462 t .
14295 S. Tamlaml Trail .
North Port, FL 34287
Telephone: (941)429-1871
Attorney for Plaintiff





WEEKEND EDITION NOV. 15, 2008


Scenic Highway designation celebration planned


BY DANA SANCHEZ
STAFF WRITER


Tiny Bay Heights Park nestled
on Lemon Bay off State Road 776
may be one of Englewood's best
kept secrets.
One of, but not the only one.
There are 50 other points of
interest along the area's recently
designated scenic highway.
On Saturday, a celebration
and ribbon cutting ceremony
will honor the designation of the
Lemon Bay/Myakka Trail Scenic
Highway by the Florida De-
partment of Transportation.
Almost 50 miles of highway
were designated scenic in
February, including 25.2 miles
on State Road 776 from Venice to
Port Charlotte, the Cape Haze
Loop along Placida and Gas-
parilla Roads and the Old
Englewood Loop which includes
Dearborn Street.
Drawing attention to the
area's 51 points of interest along
the 50-odd miles is the reason
for the celebration, said Bret
Clark, a local lawyer and chair
of the Lemon Bay/Myakka trail
Scenic Highway Committee.
Clark heads up a committee
of volunteers who spent four
years working to secure the des-
ignation.
Lise Yust, an artist and
event coordinator, designed
the new logo for the scenic
highway.


SUN PHOTO BY DANA SANCHEZ
Artist Lise Yust and her son, Colby Yust, erect a sign Tuesday at Bay
Heights Park in Englewood in advance of a celebration of the state desig-
nation of the Lemon Bay/Myakka Trail Scenic Highway.Yust, a volunteer on
the Scenic Highway Committee, designed the logo. Permanent signs have
been ordered.


"This is a kick-off to try and
get people involved and show
that we have an identity," Yust
said. "It's going to be good for
everybody and the resources
along the highway."
Taken for granted
One of the things that will go
away because of the designa-
tion is new billboards. Existing
ones are grandfathered in,
Clark said.


"When I say 'scenic,' people
look at me like I'm crazy," Clark
said. "Then when they see our
Web site, they start to realize
we have a lot of stuff. I can
commune with dolphins and
watch bald eagles. I don't think
people fully appreciate what
they have here. Sometimes
they take things for granted.
That's what the scenic highway
is about: calling attention to all
the things that make the com-


IF YOU GO
Lemon Bay/Myakka Trail Scenic Highway Ribbon Cutting and
Celebration
Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.
1000 South McCall Road, Englewood
(quarter-mile north of Beach Road)
For more information, call 475-3956 or visit
www.SR776ScenicHighway.com


munity special."
Volunteers helped put to-
gether 400 pages of application
documents to get the official
scenic designation.
Along the scenic trail are
plenty of places worthy of
stopping, and all are on the
committee's Web site at www.
SR776ScenicHighway.com.
The list includes Cedar Point
Environmental Park, Oyster
Creek Park, Myakka River,
Lemon Bay, Whidden Marina,
Charlotte Sports Park and Indian
Mound Park.
Give something
And there's tiny Bay Heights
Park, which is easy to bypass
on a curve along State Road
776, its sign hidden by a palm
tree. On Saturday there will be
live music and barbecue by
Delaney Meats as well as
booths there showcasing
efforts by organizations dedi-
cated to preserving Old Florida
heritage.
The scenic highway commit-


tee is asking people to volunteer
time to help carry out 42 items
on its action plan wish list.
These include building a rest
stop at Gulf Cove on the west
side of the Myakka River at State
Road 776 and doing scenic
make-overs of areas where inva-
sive species have taken over.
There is also an effort to remove
unsightly chain link fences and
get local businesses to advertise
the scenic highway designation
on their marquees.
"Every person needs to
donate part of themselves to
make the community better,"
Clark said. "Pick what you want.
Just do it.
"For me, the scenic highway
is very important to Englewood.
We're split in half by two coun-
ties. The scenic highway is like a
backbone that people can rally
around. We don't want this
community to be paved over
because we won't be ranked No.
2 anymore if that happens."

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PUBLISHER
ROBERT A. VEDDER
PHONE: (941) 207-1000
FAX: (941) 484-8460
10A
WEEKEND EDITION
NOV. 15, 2008


GONDOLIER SUN EDITOR
BOB MUDGE
bmudge@venicegondolier.com


OPINION


OUR VIEW



Let's hope 2007 is the start of a trend


S ome 3,221 people were killed on
Florida's 120,000 miles of roads in
2007, according to statistics re-
leased recently by the state.
That's good news, in a sense. The
numbers were worse the previous year,
when 3,365 were killed.
It was the second time in more than a
decade that traffic fatalities had de-
creased, and although the drop was only
4.2 percent, we'd like to believe some
highway safety initiatives are working.
Florida's fatality decrease mirrors a
national trend. Earlier this year, the fed-
eral Transportation Department report-
ed that highway deaths had dropped to
their lowest level since 1994. Some
41,059 fatalities were recorded in 2007,
down 1,649 from the previous year. In
addition, the department reported, the
rate of 1.37 deaths per 100 million vehi-
cle miles traveled was the lowest on


record.
Florida's rate was higher than the
national average, but lower than the pre-
vious year. It dropped from 1.65 deaths
per 100 million vehicle miles in 2006 to
1.57 in 2007.
The state's overall statistics include all
highway-related deaths. Of the total,
1,973 were occupants of trucks or cars
(61 percent), 550 were motorcyclists (17
percent), 530 were pedestrians (16 per-
cent), 121 were bicyclists (4 percent) and
47 were listed as "other," which includes
mopeds and ATVs, the state said.
In all, 1,244 deaths were alcohol-relat-
ed. This number was actually up 145
from 1,099 in 2006, but it is consistent
with a six-year trend that shows 32-39
percent of all fatalities involve alcohol.
Obviously, we've still got more to do
to slow the incidence of drunken driving
in the state heightened public educa-


tion programs, more advertising and
stepped-up law enforcement. Mass
roadblocks may not sit well with the
public, but some sort of specific
enforcement program is needed.
Programs and enforcement also must
be targeted, according to the statistics:
Three times as many alcohol-related
crashes occur at night and twice as
many men than women are involved. In
addition, more men aged 19-20 men
too young to drink legally are report-
ed to be driving while impaired than any
other age group.
There are a wide range of reasons for
fatal crashes: weather conditions, road
design and driver behavior, among oth-
ers. Above all, influencing driving habits
offers the biggest challenge, the state
MotorVehicles Department report says.
Alcohol and drug use is a continual
problem. Driver education in the


schools helps train better drivers.
Distractions especially cell phone use
- should be minimized.
And then there's seat belt use.
Of the 1,972 deaths of drivers in vehi-
cles equipped with seat belts, 61 percent
were people not wearing seat belts. That
figure hasn't changed much in five years.
It's hard to believe some people still
don't buckle up. By law, all drivers or
front-seat passengers must wear seat
belts. Anyone under age 18 must wear a
seat belt or child restraint.
According to national statistics, a
record level of 84 percent of passenger
car occupants now buckle up. Naturally,
the states with stronger laws see more
seat belt use.
With such a high percentage of
deaths linked to non-use, it's shocking
some people still don't get it. Clearly, it
saves lives.


Full honors


MARY KAY RUPPEL
COLUMNIST

Years ago, our family
visited Arlington National
Cemetery. We were terribly
impressed with the gran-
deur and beauty of our
surroundings.
What we really were ex-
cited to see was the eternal
flame over President John
E Kennedy's gravesite.
Cape Cod stones frame the
eternal flame where the
final words from his inau-
gural address on Jan, 20,
1961, are inscribed: "With
a good conscience our
only sure reward, with his-
tory the final judge of our
deeds, let us go forth to
lead the land we love, ask-
ing His blessing and His
help, but knowing that
here on earth, God's work
must truly be our own."
The Arlington cemetery
goes back to just before the
onset of the American Civil
War. George
Washington
Parke Curtis,
owner of the
1,100-acre
Arlington
plantation,
willed the
estate to his
daughter,
Mary. She Maney
married a
young Army officer, Robert
E. Lee. They lived there for
more than 30 years.
Due to confusion over
taxes, the property was
confiscated and sold to the
federal government in
1864. In 1882, Lee's eldest
son sued the government
arguing that the govern-
ment confiscated the land
unconstitutionally. His suit
was upheld by the Su-
preme Court and he was
awarded $150,000, and the
title was then formally
transferred, forever ensur-
ing Arlington's future as a
national cemetery.
On Tuesday, Nov. 4, our
family took my brother
Jack's ashes to Arlington
National Cemetery for
columbarium inurnment.
He received a funeral with
full military honors.
An honor guard accom-
panies the American-flag-
draped urn drawn by
matched horses. A band
plays solemn marches
while muffled drums beat
the slow cadence for the
procession. A squad fires
three rifle volleys and a
bugler blows the long notes


of "Taps." Finally the guard
folds the flag and presents it
to the next of kin.
To my complete sur-
prise, my three nieces had
graciously requested that
the flag be presented to
me. My son (ex-Marine)
sat beside me and he said
he had never been so emo-
tionally and spiritually
moved. The pride and love
I felt for my brother, as well
as for my country, are im-
possible to adequately
describe.
A Roman Catholic
priest, Rev. Robert A. Fin-
amore, provided by Arling-
ton staff, spoke words of
condolence and we prayed.
He and the honor guards
then accompanied us to
the columbarium where
Jack's ashes were placed. It
will take approximately two
to three months for a mar-
ble marker to be installed
on his resting place.
There is no charge for
services provided by the
cemetery, including the
preparation and mainte-
nance of the gravesite or a
government-provided
headstone, niche cover
and graveliner.
Jack Maney, typically
Irish, enjoyed good humor,
music, a little libation and,
most of all, good company.
Well, he will have that for
the rest of eternity. Some of
those are: JFK, as I men-
tioned, and his brother
Robert; Audie Murphy; Joe
Louis, retired heavyweight
boxing champ from our
hometown, Detroit; Presi-
dent William Howard Taft;
Gen. Omar N. Bradley; and
Dr. Anita Newcomb Magee
(founder, Army Nurse
Corps). Have I mentioned
that Jack also enjoyed the
company of a lady or two
in his life?
After the ceremony, we
all went to Old Ebbitt Grill
for lunch. Located two
blocks from the White
House, the grill has been a
natural gathering place for
presidents, generals, lob-
byists and theatergoers
since 1856.
It was an exciting and
significant place to be,
especially on a presiden-
tial election day. The place
was jumping with cus-
tomers and Secret Service
personnel. In honor of my
brother, I ordered his fav-
orite drink, a vodka marti-
ni. It was tough work, but
somebody had to do it.
"May the sun shine
warm upon your face and
the rain fall softly on your
fields. And until we meet
again, may God hold you
in the hollow of his hand."
Mary Kay Ruppel is a
Venice resident and has
been a frequent contribu-
tor to other publications.
She writes a regular col-
umn for this page.


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LETTERS FROM OUR READERS


Help wanted in Downtown Venice


Editor:
The Downtowners want you!
Who are The Downtowners, and why do they want
you? These ambassadors for Venice operate under the
auspices ofVenice MainStreet Inc. to support local busi-
nesses by directing tourists to that special shop or lunch
spot. The Downtowners distribute flyers and maps while
sharing their enthusiasm for our unique community.
Do you have a couple of hours to help our merchants
in these difficult economic times? Call the MainStreet
office at 484-6722.
Never has volunteering been more fun.

Susie Zavodnyik
Venice


Institutionalized
prejudice
Editor:
Congratulations to
Florida for finally becom-
ing a card-carrying mem-
ber of the South. By voting
in the Marriage Protection
Amendment, Floridians
have finally said, loud and
clear, "We're bigoted and
proud!"
Seriously, I can scarcely
believe that separation of
church and state has fallen
so far.

Dayna Barnes
Venice
Time to sign
out, please
Editor:
Let's go, politicians. The
election is now over and
everything has been
decided. The time is now.
It is now time to clean up
the landscape of the eye-
sores that you have plant-
ed in our landscapes and


roadways.
Our cities, counties,
state and country look like
one big billboard. Some of
these signs have been up
since early May. That is six
months ago.
Winners or losers, it is
time to get rid of them so
that we can see our beauti-
ful landscape again.

Richard Huddelson
North Port


Piled higher
and deeper
Editor:
I'm glad the election is
finally over. I get so tired
listening to all the cam-
paign B.S.
Now it looks like we get
to walk in it for at least four
years. Think I'll go out and
buy me some hip boots.
God help the U.S.A.

Romayne Bender
North Port


Take a gamble
on table games
Editor:
The Republican side of
the Legislature has insti-
tuted legal action against
table games at the Hard
Rock Casino in Tampa. I
understand there were
table games at the Holly-
wood Casino on the East
Coast, so precedent had
been set until it was over-
turned by the state
Supreme Court. Sounds
like dirty politics to me.
Need I suggest that
those of us who want to
retain our constitutional
rights (what is left of them)
vote these dictators out of
office? If you don't approve
of gambling, don't do it.
However, restricting some-
one else's election to do so
is unconstitutional and
another example of the
erosion of our civil rights.
There are rehab pro-
grams for alcoholism as
well as for gambling. I
haven't seen the bars clos-
ing since Prohibition and
there's a constitutional
amendment that took care
of that.
Blackjack and other
table games would in-
crease casino revenue and
we would have a win-win
proposition.
The last eight years
have seen an erosion of
our civil rights. If we con-
tinue on this path, we will
become something less
than a democracy. Draw
your own conclusion.


It would seem to me
that a bipartisan compro-
mise could be worked out
for a trial run over a nego-
tiated period of time. It
might even reduce our
taxes. And don't spend it
on increasing salaries of
the legislators.
Reminds me of a quote:
"When buying and selling
are controlled by legisla-
tion, the first things to be
bought and sold are legis-
lators." (PJ. O'Rourke).

Eleanor Kansman
Englewood
Worried about
Obama's labor views
Editor:
Obama says he's for the
little guy We shall see how
much he does for the little
guy
In June 2007, Sen.
Obama voted for H.R. 800,
which is designed to shove
hundreds of thousands of
small businesses and mil-
lions of workers under
union boss control. Ac-
cording to the Communi-
cation Workers of America
hierarchy, Sen. Obama
told big labor that as presi-
dent he would "push for
enactment" of so-called
"striker replacement" leg-
islation that would force
employers to punish or
even fire employees who
defy union boss orders.
He will make our de-
mocracy crumble. Sen.
Obama sounds like a

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WEEKEND EDITION NOV. 15, 2008


LET 'EM HAVE IT: DOES THE GONDOLIER SUN PROVIDE TOO MUCH COVERAGE
OF VENICE CITY GOVERNMENT? CALL US AT 2071111.



Then, what do you



want to read about?


Tired of it. Should I cancel, or hope for a change? I am
so tired of the front page of the Gondolier Sun forever
being about the crybaby council people in Venice. Tired
of the bickering about Sharky's. Forever complaining
about the airport. Do something, council members.
Settle these old bickerings and take on some new ones,
like cleaning up the city and putting up some recreation
areas for vacationers. Let's quit complaining. Let's make
a new front page of the Gondolier Sun. I'm tired of it,
tired of it, tired of it.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The actions of city government are pretty
much always going to be on the front page of a community
newspaper like the Gondolier Sun. It's up to city council to
decide what to work on.


Standing by. About the
Enquirer being a bunch of
lies: I hate to tell you this,
but it was sued several
years ago and since then, it
has the largest law staff
and has not been success-
fully sued by anyone in the
last couple of years. It
stands by every story. It
doesn't write stories about
alien children. It writes
stories it can investigate.
It's funny, when it talked
about Edwards, the Re-
publicans said how won-
derful the Enquirer was,
and truthful, but when it
found out all that informa-
tion about Palin, suddenly
it was a pack of lies.
Muzzled? Just wanted
to say thank you to Bob
Mudge for putting the
brakes on Ruppel's right-
wing ratings. Enough was
enough.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Mary Kay
Ruppel continues to write a
column every other week.
Although we allow our read-
ers to talk presidential politics
in letters to the editor and
Let'em Have It calls, we don't
make an endorsement in
presidential elections or allow
our columnists to.
Fire them. Snow White
and the Seven Dwarfs.
After reading about their
e-mails and the names
that they have created
regarding the demise of
the Venice airport for their
own wants and needs
since they have become
city council members,
how long is it going to take
before you fire these irre-
sponsible people? Do it
now. Look at all the good
people we have lost al-
ready in City Hall. This is
not going to go away and
it's only going to get worse.
Plus, we are suppose to
pay their legal fees? How
disgusting. Get on with fir-
ing them now.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The code
names used to refer to the
council members and other
city officials were not their
idea. And city council mem-
bers can be removed from
office, but they can't be
"fired."
Who won? What idiot
forgot to put in who made
it for president? You
wouldn't know if you didn't
have a TV or a radio. Your
paper goofed good. I'm
really disappointed. Not a
thing about who is presi-
dent. Come on guys, you're
better than this.


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dictator to me. With a
Democratic Congress, I
cringe at what will happen.
I know I do not want
him to take my hard-
earned money and give it
to the poor. That is social-
ism. We will have money
rolling in the streets for all
the upper echelon, and us
poor folk will have to stand
in line for the handouts. I
am glad I am old, but I fear
for our children and
grandchildren.
Abe Lincoln, our 16th
president, said we are a
government of the people,
for the people and by the
people. It ain't necessarily


FrancesT. Miller
Venice


EDITOR'S NOTE: This com-
munity newspaper doesn't
provide news coverage of
presidential elections or other
national or international
news. The only election-relat-
ed news stories we had dur-
ing the entire campaign were
on McCain's, Obama's and
Biden's visits to Sarasota
County.
Emergencies only. This
will be the final chapter on
the fire/rescue equipment
going to Publix for lunch.
Fire personnel, in my
opinion, are highly re-
spected people in the
community and I thank
God we have them. How-
ever, my tax dollars say
whenever equipment
leaves the station, it must
be on official, emergency
business only. Amen. Food
is not official, emergency
business.
Litter bugged. I'm call-
ing about the retired
police officer from New
York who responded
about the fire truck going
to Publix. What gives him
the right to litter streets or
highways with trash or
garbage? He says he has
throws many meals out of
his patrol car window
when he responds to a
rush call. There's a trash
can somewhere along his
route, maybe at the next
convenience store or
donut shop he stops at.
Add-ons. I went to the
veterinarian at the begin-
ning of the week to bring
my young cat in for a small
surgery and found that the
charge quoted was not the
full charge. It had a lot of
add-ons, which seemed
necessary, so I paid. I
found out early in the
week when I took him to
his own vet that the prices
were a great deal lower
because prices were all
inclusive compared to


what had been done at the
other vet. At this time,
when you're trying to
save a buck, it's good to
let people know to shop
around. They're all good,
but you've got to check
the price beforehand.
Thanks. A big thank-
you to Farley Funeral
Home, especially Tanya
and Michelle, for arrang-
ing the bus trip to the
Florida National Ceme-
tery in Bushnell. Addi-
tional thanks to Addison's
Florist, Osprey's Walmart,
All Around Bus Company
and Venice Memorial
Gardens. All of us on
board truly thank you
again for your expert care
and help to make this trip
a wonderful day.
Two good. Thank you
for having the paper two
days a week instead of
three. It will be so nice to
read the funnies ahead of
everybody else, and you
get all of the sales fliers
and everything. Keep it
that way all the time and
make some money when
times are good. Leave it
two times a week. Your
paper is unique in that
respect and you de-
stroyed it by going to
three times a week.


SUN NEWSPAPERS 11A


Time to review your Part D options


GRACE MARIE TURNER
GUEST COLUMNIST

The holiday season is
here again. But amid the
hustle and bustle of gift-
giving and family get-
togethers, seniors enrolled
in Medicare Part D should
carve out time to consider
whether they want to stay
with their current pre-
scription drug plan.
From Nov. 15 through
the end of the year,
Medicare is holding its
annual open enrollment
period for Part D. During
this time, eligible seniors
can sign-up or change
plans.
Seniors can compare
their current coverage
with others among the
many competing Medi-
care drug plans. They can
decide whether to stay
with their current cover-
age or switch to another
plan that may offer lower
premiums or more cover-
age options.


Unlike traditional gov-
ernment programs, where
there's just one plan for
everyone, Medicare Part D
is structured so that insur-
ance companies must
compete for customers.
Knowing that beneficia-
ries have the option to
switch means that insur-
ers have to make their
plans attractive or they will
lose customers. The record
shows that this results in
more choices and lower
costs.
In 2003, lawmakers esti-
mated seniors would pay
an average monthly pre-
mium for prescription
drug coverage in 2009 of
more than $44. But
according to government
officials, their average
monthly premium next
year for the standard plan
will be just $28.
But some drug plans
are raising their prices and
changing the specific
drugs available. So every
senior who is enrolled -
even those that are happy
with their plans should
be sure to seize this once-
a-year opportunity to
review their coverage.
Web-savvy seniors can
do this is through Medi-
care'sWeb site, www.Medi-
care.gov. There, using the
Medicare Plan Finder,
seniors can compare plans


based on price, drug cov-
erage and out-of-pocket
expenses. Seniors can also
use the Plan Finder to
compare the cost of filling
a prescription at their local
pharmacy versus a mail-
order drugstore.
Seniors without Web
access can always call
(800) MEDICARE and
speak with a customer ser-
vice representative who
will talk them through
their choices. Seniors may
also want to assess wheth-
er one of the Medicare
Advantage plans also may
be right for them. These
plans offer a full range of
health services and some
of them include prescrip-
tion drug coverage at no
extra cost.
Medicare's open-enroll-
ment period ends on Dec.
31, so seniors should act
fast to check their options
and make sure they're
enrolled in the most-
affordable plan that best
suits their needs. After all,
the best gift is good health.
Grace-Marie Turner is
president of the Galen
Institute, a nonprofit
research organization
focusing on free-market
solutions in the health sec-
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12A
NOV. 15, 2008
WEEKEND EDITION


SOUTH COUNTY RECORD


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IDivoire pettiosNo


* North Star Capital
Acquisition v. Gregory
Locklear: between $500.01
and $2,500.
* Brittany Woods v. Ryan
Woods: between $2,501.01
and $5,000.
* Capital One Bank USA,
NAv. Allison E. Smith:
between $500.01 and
$2,500.
* Sarasota Wholesale
Flooring v. Dana A. Hanyes:
between $2,501.01 and
$5,000.
* Sarasota Wholesale
Flooring v. Oleg
Svidunovich: between
$500.01 and $2,500.
* North Star Capital
Acquisition v. Nancy
Shoupe: between $500.01
and $2,500.
* LVNV Funding, LLC v.
Elvira Carillio: between
$500.01 and $2,500.
* Chase Bank USA, NA v.
Clemestine McRae:
between $2,501.01 and
$5,000.
* Citifinancial Services, Inc.
v. Jessica Raaz and Bryan
Raaz: between $2,501.01
and $5,000.
* National Credit
Acceptance, Inc. v.
Christophe J. Wilkins:
between $2,501.01 and
$5,000.
* North Star Capital
Acquisitions v. Sarah B.
Caldwell: between $500.01
and $2,500.
* North Star Capital
Acquisitions v. James A.
Hutchison: between
$500.01 and $2,500.
* Atlantic Credit & Finance,
Inc. v. Dave A. Christie:
between $500.01 and
$2,500.


* FEA Recoveries, Inc. v.
Brian J. Kitcher: between
$500.01 and $2,500.
* Edge and Associates, Inc.
v. Donna L. Branch:
between $500.01 and
$2,500.
* Chase Bank USA, NAv.
Robert J. Barlow: between
$2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Hillary Reinke v. Mark
Silva: between $500.01 and
$2,500.
* Carl M. Perhac v.
Trentalange, Inc.: between
$500.01 and $2,500.
* Florida Credit Solutions,
LLC v. Teresa L. Turner:
between $500.01 and
$2,500.
* LVNV Funding, LLC v.
Sheila R. Burns: between
$500.01 and $2,500.
* Discover Bank v. Julie A.
Lloyd: between $2,501.01
and $5,000.
* Discover Bank v. Gerald
Revette: between $500.01
and $2,500.
* International Portfolio,
Inc. v. Dianne H. Ledbetter:
between $2,501.01 and
$5,000.
* International Portfolio,
Inc. v. Richard Parrow:
between $2,501.01 and
$5,000.
* Chase Bank USA, NAv.
Josephine B. Mangiafico:
between $500.01 and
$2,500.
* Capital One Bank, NAv.
Susan B. Dahn: between
$2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Capital One Bank USA,
NA v. Edward T. Kane:
between $500.01 and
$2,500.
* Hazeltine Nurseries, Inc. v.
Dany Magill, Inc.: between
$2,501.01 and $5,000.


* Thomas Lewis Van Dyke
and Dawn Elizabeth
Spakowski
* David Edward Johnson
and Cheryl Annette Roth
* Jason Alan Kurecki and
Ester Cruz
* Robbie Paul Hempen
and Sarah Rae Voss
* Joseph Matthew


Battaglia and Susan
Battaglia
* Craig Michael Miera and
Tricia Renee Wiggins
* Nicklous Coleman and
Lisa Ann Tolar
* Clint Robert Dreyer and
Tamara Joy Rice
* John Adam Webb and
Dawn Maus


* Bruce Clifton
Oakley v. Melissa Kay
Oakley
* Melanie L. Alcorn v.
Eugene Alcorn


* Robert L. Ellingsen v.
Emily K. Ellingsen
* Elizabeth Michelle
Walker v. Eli Garrett
Walker


SARASOTA COUNTY CONE ZONE, NOV. 17-23


The following is a summary of
Sarasota County construction,
repair and maintenance projects
expected to have an impact on
local traffic through Sunday,
Nov. 23.

Spencer Avenue, Laurel: Punch-
list items will be worked on this
week on the Spencer Avenue
extension project. Flagmen will be
on hand to direct traffic, if neces-
sary. The project is targeted for
completion in November.
U.S. 41 and Sorrento area,
Nokomis: Construction contin-
ues this week on the U.S. 41 lift
station 25 project. No lanes are
expected to be closed, but
motorists should exercise caution
as trucks enter and exit the high-
way from Giotto Drive to Bay
Street to the north. Project com-
pletion is expected in January.
Nokomis area: Crews this
week will be working in the fol-
lowing areas as part of the
Nokomis Water Line project -
3C-West: crews will be off the
roadway; 3C-North: crews will be
off the roadway.; 3D: valve and
service crews will be working on
Spencer Avenue, King Street,
Tangerine Street, Hamilton
Street and Valencia Street, in the
area of Palmetto Road, Shell


Drive and Magnolia Avenue, all
east of U.S. 41, and on the west
side of U.S. 41 from Sago Lane
south to Esti Drive on Avenida la
Palma, Avenida de Bahia and
Avenida de la Isla; U.S. 41: pipe
and valve crews will be working
in the state right of way on this
stretch of U.S. 41 in the existing
construction zone of Hubbard
Construction this week. Motorists
should use caution when travel-
ing in these areas. Signs, barri-
cades and flagmen will be present
as needed to maintain two-way
traffic through the area.


Construction in these areas is
expected to be completed in
December 2008. Other areas are
targeted for completion in early
2009.
Laurel Road and Knights
Trail Road intersection, Venice:
Reduced speed limits have been
posted in the area of the Laurel
Road and Knights Trail intersec-
tion, and movement of traffic sig-
nage has been installed. The con-
tractor has begun earthwork and
construction equipment is on the
site. Utility relocation work is
under way as well, in preparation
for the intersection improve-
ments project. Motorists are
advised to use caution when trav-
eling in this area since utility
companies will have vehicles
entering and exiting the roadway
frequently, and equipment and
crews will be working alongside
the roadway. Motorists should
look for traffic-flow-impact signs
when traveling in this area.
Completion is expected in fall
2009.

For more information, call
861-5000. This information also
can be found on the county Web
site, www.scgov.net; click on
"County Road Projects" on the
left.


COUNTY CALENDAR
Acute Care System Task Force of the Substance
Abuse and Mental Health Stakeholders'
Consortium Nov. 18, 9 am., Room 226, Health and
Human Services, 2200 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota.
Call941-861-2578
Board of County Commissioners Nov. 18,
9 a.m., Commission Chamber, Robert L Anderson
Administration Center, 4000 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice.
Call941-861-5344
Charter Review Bard Nov. 17,6 p.m.,
Commission Chamber, First Floor, Administrain
Center, 1660 Rgling Blvd., Sarasota.
Call 941-861-5279
Coastal Advisory Committee- Nov. 19,
3 p.m., Commission Chamter, Robert L. Anderson
Addminisbaln Center, 4000 S. Tamiami Trail.,
Sarasota. Call 941-861-6334
Community Action Agency Boar Family Self-
SufficiencyProgamAction Team-Nov.24,
2 p.m., Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center
of Sarasota, Building J-1,1750 17th St, Sarasota.
Call 941-861-2564
Community Alliance Steering Committee -
Nov. 17,1:30 p.m., Room 226, Second Flor,
Auditorium, Health and Human Services, 2200
RI Blv., Sarasota. Call 941-861-2877

ADVISORY BOARD VACANCIES
Visit www.scgov.netladvisoryboards or
contact the Sarasota County Call Center at
861-5000 for latest vacancies and information
about Sarasota County Advisory Boards.


Developmental Disabilitas Executive Committee
of the Community Alliance Nov. 17,11 am.,
Room 227, Health and Human Services, 2200
Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Call 941-861-2877
Early Leaming Coalition Board of Directors -
Nov. 19,6 p.m., Room AB, School Board Complx,
The Landings, Brown Awning Building, 1960 Landings
Blvd., Sarasota. Call 941-9544830
General Contractors Licensing & Examining Board
Nov. 20,2 p.m., First Floor, Conference. Room D,
Building D, Planning & Development Services, 1301
Cattlemen Road, Sarasota. Call 941-861-6126
Historic Preservation Board Education and
Marketing Committee- Nov. 20,2:30 pm., History
Center, 6062 PorterWay, Sarasoa.
Call 941-861-6882
Human Services Advisory Council- Nov. 21,
3 pm., Large Conference Room, Green Building, Twin
Lakes Park 6700 Clark Road, Sarasota.
Call 941.861-2882
LibraryAdvisory Board- Nov 19,1:30 p.m.,
Room J, Venice Community Center, 326 S. Nokomis
Ave., Venice. Call 941-861-5481
Nominating and Membership Committee of the
Community Allianceof Sarasota County-Nov.17,
3 pm., Room 227, Second Floor, Health & Human
Services, 2200 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota.
Call 941-861-2561
Parks Advisory and Recreation Council (PARC)
Nov. 17,4:30 pm., Room F, Venice Community
Center, 326 S. Nokomis Ave., Venice.
Call 941-861-5469


Planning Commission Public Hearing- Nov. 20,
6:30 p.m., Commission Chamber, R.L. Anderson
Building, 4000 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice.
Call 941-861-5153
Planning and Outcomes Work Group of the
Community Alliance of Sarasota County
Nov.21,11 a.m., Room 226, Sarasota County Health
Department, 2200 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota.
Call 941-861-2563
Sarasota Partnership for Children's Mental Health
Care Review Work Group Nov. 20,
9:30 a.m., Suite 205,1751 Mound St, Sarasota. Call
941-861-1412
Sarasota Partnership for Children's Mental Health
Social Marketing WorkGroup-Nov. 18,10 a.m.,
Suite 205,1751 Mound St., Sarasota.
Call 941-861-1412
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Stakeholders'
Consortium Nov. 21, 9 a.m., Auditorium, Second
Floor, Health and Human Services, 2200 Ringling
Blvd., Sarsota. Call 941-861-2578
Transitional Housing Committee ofthe Substance
Abuse and Mental Health Stakeholders'
Consortium- Nov. 18,3 p.m., Aditorium, Second
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Sworn in


SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.com
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Civic Association, middle, and Carolyn Eastwood, right, at Johnson Chapel Baptist
Church in Laurel on Thursday for a Laurel Neighborhood Improvements Celebration
and ribbon cutting. The two main improvements to the Laurel community are the instal-
lation of waterlines and the extension of Spencer Avenue, which provides an alterna-
tive route for residents in case of an emergency.


SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.com
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NOV. 15, 2008
WEEKEND EDITION SPORTS


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


CROSS COUNTRY


Indians



conclude



year at



regionals

BY TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR

It's hard to be disappointed
with a Venice High School girls
cross country team that made it
to the FHSAA Region 3A-3
Championships with only one
senior on the roster.
The Lady Indians didn't quali-
fy for states Friday morning at
Estero Community Park, but not
many expected them to go as far
as they did. Venice failed to qual-
ify for regionals with a more
experienced group last year.
"We were behind the eight-
ball from the get-go," saidVenice
head coach Brenda Clark. "They
overcame so much just to get
this far. We gave it what we had
today and we came up a little
short but, all in all, it's been a
great season."
Amberose Courville, who
placed 55th in 24:20.44, was the
Indians' lone senior this season.
Venice leaders Kelly White (19th,
22:03.94) and Rosa Canas (24th,
22:15.33) both return next sea-
son. Iris Canas (59th, 24:43.93),
Maggie Gokey (64th, 25:08.42)
and Cynthia Melendez-Flynn
(76th, 26:12.52) also return for
the 2009 campaign.
"We live to fight another day,"
Clark said.
tmiller@venicegondolier.com



SCOREBOARD

VHS Swimming
FHSAA Class 3A
Swimming and Diving Championships
At YMCA Aquatic Center, Orlando
Nov. 13
Boys 200-Yard Medley Relay 1.
Seminole, Mosley, Shia, Marini, Stevenson
1:34.60; 2. Miami Palmetto, Saco, Garcia,
Barona, Lichtner 1:35.75; 3. Countryside,
Fabian, Lombardo, Polgar, Taddeo 1:36.36 ...
11. Venice, Pridemore, Revels, Cox, Tudor
1:41.71.
Boys 200-Yard Freestyle 1, Weston
Stearns (PHU) 1:39.32; 2. Eric Moore (L)
1:39.53; 3. Kevin Bandy (D) 1:41.24; 4. Mark
Cox (V) 1:41.55.
Boys 200-Yard Individual Medley 1. Conor
Swanson (S) 1:48.92; 2. Nicho Caldwell (R)
1:50.44; 3. Jonathan Taddeo (CS) 1:52.29 ...
12.Tyler Revels (V) 1:57.07.
Boys 100-Yard Butterfly 1. Logan
Mosley (S) 50.00; 2. Mark Cox (V) 50.59; 3.
Kyle Bandy (D) 50.73.
Boys 100-Yard Breaststroke 1. Conor
Swanson (S) 58.4; 2. Douglas Ramos (C)
58.55; 3. Alan Forbes (L) 58.55 ... 7. Tyler
Revels (V) 59.75.
VHS Cross Country
FHSAA Region 3A-3
Cross Country Championships
At Estero Community Park, Estero
Nov. 14
INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS
1. Katie Russo (FM) 19:38.73; 2. Sarah
Spann (FM) 21:41.73; 3. Kaitlyn Martin (CL)
20:50.44; 4. Alexis Irwin (0) 20:51.55; 5. Sara
Alen (BC) 20:53.93; 6. Amber Imm (L)
20:59.80; 7. Jessica McKinnis (P) 21:01.91;
8. Wayloniz Rosario (NFM) 21:02.13; 9.
Juliette Gourdette (CL) 21:15.38; 10. Elyse
Snyder (NE) 21:17.04; 11. Kaitlyn Homme
(S) 21:18.84; 12. Che Humbert-Llinas (NFM)
21:20.25; 13. Jessica Pate (M) 21:24.74; 14.
Savannah Coleman (D) 21:48.80; 15.
Amanda Kane (B) 21:50.17.
TEAM STANDINGS (top-6 qualify)
1. Fort Myers 55; 2. Charlotte 128; 3. Cypress
Lake 128; 4. Northeast 142; 5. North Fort
Myers 146; 6. Boca Ciega 155; 7. Baker 179;
8. Venice 182; 9. Osceola 194; 10. Lakewood
Ranch 207; 11. Seminole 208; 12. Manatee
216.
On Deck
SATURDAY
VHS Volleyball
Region 5A-3 Final
Plant at Venice, 2 p.m.
VHS Wrestling
Venice at Bayshore, 10 a.m.
TUESDAY
VHS Girls Soccer
Port Charlotte at Venice, 7:30 p.m.



GOLF RESULTS
LAKE VENICE
GOLF CLUB
Oct. 22


Ladies 9H (par 4s, 1/2 handicap):
Flight A: 1. Nancy Totten; 2. Louise
Drouin; 3. Ruth Tacy. Flight B: 1. Carol
Cerwinski; 2. Anne Morris; 3. Dot
DeJohn. Flight C: 1. Lucille Steen; 2.
Joan Turner; 3. Andy DeMello.


Perfection: Indians escape Booker to go 10-0


BY TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR


The Venice High School foot-
ball team didn't play its best
game, but the Indians took
advantage of everything Booker
High School gave them.
Venice (10-0) finished off a
perfect regular season by capi-
talizing on four Tornado
turnovers and a blocked punt
Friday to escape with a 28-14
win in Tornado Alley.
"Booker made a lot of mis-
takes tonight that kept us in it,"
Venice head coach John Peacock
said. "They should have won the
ballgame. They kept us in it early
by turning the ball over, but at
the same time our kids were
phenomenal. You've got to give
them credit for making the
turnovers."
Booker's first drive went 79
yards on 11 plays, but on sec-
ond-and-goal at the 3, quarter-
back Brock Waters' pass sailed
into the hands of Venice defen-
sive back Evan Boone in the
back of the end zone. It would
prove to be a sign of things to
come.
The Indians went three-and-
out on the following possession,
but they got a second chance
when Josh Boyle came down
with another ofWaters' intercep-
tions. A 29-yard return and four
plays later, Venice led 7-0 by
virtue of a 2-yard keeper by
quarterback Trey Burton.
Boone caused a fumble three
plays later, which led to another
Burton touchdown.
Booker (4-6) turned the ball
over a fourth time on just their
fourth possession, but still only
trailed the Indians 14-7 at the
half. The Tornadoes' score came
after Burton threw an intercep-
tion to Aaron McRae, who took it
back 57 yards to set up a 22-yard
strike from Waters to wideout
Shane Melton.
The Venice defense, though
opportunistic early on, allowed
102 first-half rushing yards. They
tightened up in the second,
allowing only 43 yards on the
ground. Booker actually out-
gained the Indians 302-260, but


SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.com
Venice High School's Tommy Haskett, No.15, brings down a Booker receiver Friday night in the team's final regular
season game.


ON THE WEB
Log on to VeniceGondolier.
com on Saturday for a posi-
tion-by-position evaluation of
the Venice football team's per-
formance against Booker.
Story Grading the Indians
vs. Booker


mistakes proved too costly.
Without senior tailback Dri
Archer (shoulder) in the game,
Venice's running game lacked
the big-play threat but the
Indians moved the ball. Venice
converted 13 first downs while
averaging 5.6 yards per carry as a
team. Burton carried much of
the load, toting the ball 21 times.
The rest of the carries were
divided among Rashad McRae,
Justin Grant and Jihad Williams.
Venice took one huge step
toward putting the game away
late in the third quarter. Leading


14-7, Booker was forced to punt
near its own 26 yard line. Venice
linebacker Kye Rodgers broke
through the line, blocked the
punt, scooped it up and ran in
for 6.
Booker answered with a six-
play, two-and-a-half minute
drive capped off by a 15-yard
touchdown pass from Waters to
Brandon Ellis.
With the game back within
reach, Burton tucked and ran it
30 yards for his third rushing
touchdown of the evening.
Venice joins the 1979, 1980
and 2000 teams as the only
Indians teams to go undefeated
in the regular season.
The Indians open postseason
play with a Region 5A-3 quarter-
final showdown against Cape
Coral High School Friday at 7:30
p.m. at Powell-Davis Stadium in
Venice. Cape Coral upset Venice
in the first round of last year's
playoffs.


BY THE NUMBERS


Game 10 Summary
Booker 0 7 7 0
Venice 7 7 7 7


First Quarter
Ven Burton 2 run (Aguadelo kick) 1:09
Second Quarter
Venice Burton 1 run (Aguadelo kick) 7:36
BHS Melton 22 pass from Waters (Burke
kick), 1:38
Third Quarter
Ven Rodgers 26 blocked-punt return
(Aguadelo kick) 4:20
BHS Ellis 15 pass from Waters (Burke
kick), 1:56
Fourth Quarter
Ven Burton 30 run (Aguadelo kick), 8:00


First Downs
Total Offense
Rushes-yards
Passing
Interceptions Ret.
Comp-Att-Int
Sacks-Yards Lost
Fumbles-Lost
Penalties-Yards


Ven
13
260
37-209
51
2-29
5-12-1
2-18
0-0
13-71


BHS
14
303
37-145
157
1-57
12-22-2
4-14
2-2
8-75


BY TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR


Plant! Plant! Plant! ... Plant!
Plant! Plant!
Even as theVenice High School
volleyball team prepares for
another regional final match with
Tampa Plant High School, echoes
of the Panthers' student section
still ring in the Indians' heads.
Juniors Dorothy Rahal, Jillian
Allen, Taylor Capasso and
Whitney Steranko were there to
experience the 25-9 beating in
game four that sparked a five-
game regional final loss to the
Panthers in 2007. The rest of
this year's senior-less team is
entirely new, which might just
be a good thing.


REGION 5A-3 FINALS


vs.~


When: Saturday, 2 p.m.
Where: The Teepee (Venice
High School)

Log on to
VeniceGondolier.com for
coverage after the match.

"We're playing with a lot of
confidence," said Venice head
coach Brian Wheatley. "Our kids
think they can beat anybody
right now."
Never mind that Plant (26-3)


returns five of six starters from a
year ago, a season that ended
with a Class 5A state title. Never
mind that they replaced their
Duke University setter with
junior transfer Becca Howard,
who was selected third-team All-
State in Class 3A at Tampa
Berkeley Preparatory School last
season. This team actually
thinks it can win.
"It will be a colossal upset,"
said Venice junior outside hitter
Emily Daniels.
Venice (22-8) has come a long
way since August. Back at the
outset of the season, Wheatley
questioned this team's effort. He
started giving out grades on a
one-to-10 scale based on effort
in practice.


"Some of those scores were
pretty low and these kids are
used to getting all As all the
time," he said. "The scores are
up there now."
It's a good thing, because the
Indians face their biggest chal-
lenge yet Saturday at 2 p.m. in
the Teepee. The winner advances
to the FHSAA Class 5A State
Semifinals. The loser packs it in
and waits until next season. It's
going to take a colossal effort to
pull off the colossal upset that
Daniels spoke of.
"All I know is we're playing at
our highest level right now,"
Wheatley said. "I think that's
really all a coach can ask for."

tmiller@venicegondolier.com


Revels, Cox fall short of state titles


BY TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR


Venice High School swimmers Mark Cox
and Tyler Revels came into Thursday's
FHSAA Class 3A State Swimming and Diving
Championships with lofty goals.
Coxwanted a second state title in the 100-
yard butterfly. Revels wanted to capture his
first championship in the 100-yard breast-
stroke. Sometimes it just doesn't happen
exactly how you had pictured it.
"You just try so hard and sometimes it just
doesn't put out what you put in," Revels said
immediately following his seventh-place
finish in the 100-breast finals (1:00.20). "I'm
stunned. It's just the agony of defeat, you
know? But that's what sports is."
Cox, who won a 100-fly state title as a
sophomore in 2006, placed second in the
event Thursday, getting out-touched by
Logan Mosely of Seminole High School.
"This year I wanted it really bad," Cox said.


SUN PHOTO BY TRIPP MILLER
Venice High swimmer Mark Cox finished second
in the 100-yard fly state finals.

"I told everybody that if I don't get it I'd be
pretty pissed, which I am right now. But I just
gave it my all and I can't be mad about that."
Both seniors have plenty to be proud of
here at the end of their remarkable high
school careers. Cox qualified for All-America
status in the 200-yard freestyle (1:41.55) and
the 100-yard butterfly (50.59). Revels set a


new school record in the 200-yard individual
medley (1:57.07). The old record was 1:57.81.
Both swimmers went to states all four years.
It just didn't quite come together for them in
the finale.
"I think sometimes the kids put a little too
much pressure on themselves and they tend
to psyche themselves out," Venice head
coach John Bruenning said.
As Cox and Revels conclude their Venice
careers, first-year swimmer Zach Tudor, a
junior, and freshman Derek Pridemore are
just getting started. The two of them made
the trip to the YMCA Aquatic Center in
Orlando Thursday as part of the Indians'
200-yard medley relay team.
Venice placed llth in 1:41.71, but the
experience was an invaluable one.
"It's huge for those two to see the state
meet so they can come back next year and
be contributors again," Bruenning said.

tmiller@venicegondolier.com


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John A. Doyle Sr.
John A. Doyle Sr., 95, of
Holiday Park, North Port, Fla.,
passed away Saturday, Nov. 8,
S 2008.
He was born on Aug.
21, 1913, in Hudson,
SMass., to the late Martin
and Jane (nee Kerrigan)
Doyle. He moved to Holiday
Park in 1992 from Brooksville,
Fla., and Hudson, Mass.
John was a retired lieu-
tenant with the Hudson Fire
Department of Hudson, Mass.,
and served proudly in the U.S.
Coast Guard during World War
II from 1941 through 1945. His
wife of 65 years, Edna M. (nee
Dupont) Doyle, passed away
July 2, 2008.
He leaves behind his daugh-
ter, Janice (Walter) Hamilton of
Port Charlotte, Fla.; son John A
"Jack" Doyle Jr. of Venice, Fla.;
granddaughter Christina M.
Doyle of Venice; and brother-in-
law Emil "Bill" (Julie) Dupont of
Northboro, Mass. He was the
brother of the late Harry Doyle
and George Doyle.
Special appreciation, thanks
and recognition are given to
Life Care Center of Punta
Gorda, TideWell Hospice and
Palliative Care and John's pri-
vate duty caregivers, Susan,
Cheryl, Tina, Marilyn, Amber
and Sarah.
Dixie L. Gerth
Dixie Louise Gerth, 87,
passed away Saturday, Nov. 8,
2008, inVenice, Fla.
She was born July 14, 1921, in
Des Moines, Iowa, to Florence
and Raymond Dimit. Dixie had
raised her family in Memphis,
Mo., and had been a local resi-
dent since 1973.
She was of the Methodist
faith. She was a member of
Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority
of both Drake University and the
University of Iowa and was affili-
ated with the Daughters of the
American Revolution.
Survivors include three chil-
dren, Catherine Schweppe of
Burke, Va., John Frederick Gerth
of Memphis, Mo., and Margaret
Lisy of Nokomis, Fla.; and six
grandchildren.
Farley Funeral Homes and
Crematory, Venice Chapel, is
handling arrangements. To
share a memory with the family,
visit www.farleyfuneralhome.
com.


Marie A. Koeppel
Marie A. Koeppel died Friday,
Nov. 7, 2008, at her home in
Venice.
She was born Sept. 1, 1921, in
Philadelphia, Pa. She married
Henry John Koeppel in May
1939, and had two children,
Marie J. "Jackie" Manderson and
Henry John Jr., "Patches." She
had five grandchildren and 11
great-grandchildren up north
and one grandchild and two
great-grandchildren in Florida.
She was a member of the Does,
Drove 41, of the Venice Fraternal
Order of Elks 1854, and also a
member of the American Legion
Auxiliary. She had more than
6,000 hours as a volunteer at
Venice Health Park since its
opening.
Ewing Funeral Home is han-
dling arrangements.
Roger E. Lacher
Roger E. Lacher, 75, of Mount
Dora, Fla., passed away on
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008.
SMr. Lacher was born
in Cincinnati, Ohio, on
Nov. 26, 1932, to the
late Elmer Lacher and
Mildred (Brotherton)
Lacher. Mr. Lacher was a veter-
an of the U.S. Navy and served
his country during the Korean
War. He moved to Mount Dora
from Venice in 2004. He was the
owner of Venice Pest Control.
Mr. Lacher is survived by his
wife, Sandra Lacher of Mount
Dora; sons Roger D. Lacher and
Steven A. Lacher, both of Venice;
sister Carol Shapphacker; three
grandchildren; and one great-
grandchild.
Arrangements are by Allen J.
Harden Funeral Home, Mount
Dora, www.allenjharden.com.
Dora B. Moore
Dora Blanche Kelley "Grand-
may" Moore, age 95, of Venice,
Fla., died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008.
She was a resident of Venice
since 1973, and formerly of
Bowling Green, Ky.; Carrolton,
Ky.; Wheeling, WV; Henderson,
Ky.; Florence, Ky.; Jacksonville,
Fla., and Miami, Fla.
The family of Dora Blanche
Kelley "Grandmay" Moore
announces with sorrow her
passing on Nov. 11, 2008. She
will be greatly missed as a
devoted wife, loving mother and
the best Grandmay in the world.
Grandmay is a name given by


her granddaughter Laura.
Everyone came to know her by
that name family and friends.
It reflects her
complete devo-
tion and atten-
tion to her fami-
ly and, in partic-
ular, to her
S grandchildren
and great-grand-
children.
She took pride
Moore in her family, her
profession (she
was a printer) and her indepen-
dence. She loved to garden, rais-
ing all kinds of flowers and veg-
etables. She delighted in her pets
and animals, including chickens
who laid green eggs, and a horse,
Teakwood, she took care of into
her 90s.
Her house and its furnishings
resonate with the history of her
life from the saddle her hus-
band, Les, used as a cowboy to
the beautiful baskets she made
in her later years.
Grandmay was a devout
Christian. A longtime member
of South Venice Baptist Church,
she was involved in church,
Sunday School and missions
from the time she was born. She
particularly enjoyed teaching
missions to preschool children.
Always curious about what
was happening in the world, she
was interested in horticulture,
history, and politics- a life-long
Democrat, she cast her first vote
for Franklin Roosevelt and her
last for Barack Obama. In order
to keep up with the young peo-
ple, she took classes at Manatee
Community College into her
late 70s. She was a good friend
and person who, when asked,
summed up her life by saying, "I
think I did all right."
Dora was born in Plano, Ky.,
on April 15, 1913, to Leslie L. and
Blanche Kelley. She was prede-
ceased by her husband of 50
years, Leslie A. Moore, and eight
of her brothers and sisters:
Christine, Elizabeth, Rhodes,
Joseph, Ethel Louise, Nannie
Lee, Mary Sue and Joe David.
She is survived by her brother
George Kelley; her sons, Robert
L. Moore and his wife, Jan, of
Venice, and William A. Moore
and his wife, Judy, of Flagler
Beach; seven grandchildren,
Laura Moore (Jaime Roque) of
Orlando, Bonnie Chaplin (Pat) of
Osteen, Carol Webb (Michael


Grenier) of Osteen, John Moore
(Kristie) of Sarasota, Robert W
Moore (Stephanie) ofPlattsburgh,
N.Y., Keith Tennent of Venice
and Jamie Moore of Palmetto
Point; nine great-grandchil-
dren, Jordynn, Will, Kacie,
Collin, Ryan, Katherine, Hailey,
Caleb and Luke; and numerous
beloved nieces and nephews.
Services: Visitation was from 5 to
7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at Farley
Funeral Home, Venice Chapel. A
Celebration of Life will be held at
2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at South
Venice Baptist Church. Burial will
immediately follow at Venice
Memorial Gardens. To share a
memory with the family, visit
www.farleyfuneralhome.com
Contributions: In lieu of flowers,
memorial donations may be
made to the Kiwanis
International Foundation
Children's Fund, 3636 Woodview
Trace, Indianapolis, IN 46268; or
to South Venice Baptist Church,
3167 Englewood Road, Venice,
FL 34293.
John W. Oxenhirt
John William Oxenhirt, 81, of
Venice, Fla., formerly of
Brewster, N.Y., passed away
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008.
He was preceded in death by
his wife, Eileen Mariner, and
granddaughter Donna. Mr.
Oxenhirt is survived by his chil-
dren Rich (Linda) Ricci of
Yonkers, N.Y., John (Denise)
Oxenhirt of Patterson, N.Y, and
Kathy (John) Lehner of Venice,
Fla.; grandchildren Austin,
Savannah, Gina and Jason;
great-grandchildren Gianna,
Louis, Lucas, Bailey and Leo;
and his beloved Jack Russell ter-
rier, Jackie O.
Services: Inurnment will take
place 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6,
in Milltown Cemetery. Arrange-
ments are by Lemon Bay
Funeral Home, Venice Chapel.


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Contributions: In lieu of flow-
ers, memorial donations may be
made to the American Cancer
Society.
Alma E. Wright
Alma E. Wright, 86, of Venice,
Fla., passed away on Friday, Oct.
31, 2008.
She was born on Feb. 23,
1922, in Hendersonville, N.C.
She came here 40 years ago from
Tampa and Hendersonville.
She was a member of St.
Mark's Episcopal Church, Venice.
She did church charity work,
knitted lap blankets for wheel-
chair patients, volunteered for
Meals on Wheels, was a bell
ringer for the Salvation Army
and volunteered at a local
soup kitchen. She enjoyed
gemology and fly-fishing. She
was the glue that held two
families together. She was a
loving, kind "granny" to many
kids.
Alma was predeceased by her
husband, Ward Alley Wright Jr.
She is survived by sons Dr.
George Ricker and wife, Deanna,
of Cambridge, Mass., William
Ricker and Hugh Ricker, both of
Hendersonville, N.C., and Ward
A. Wright III and wife, Becky, of
Venice; daughters Michelle
Milnes and husband, Scott, of
Tallahassee, Denise Brady of
Stuarts Draft, Va., and Paula
Slagle of Tallahassee; a sister,
Gladys Shipman of Henderson-
ville, N.C.; 16 grandchildren; and
six great- grandchildren.
Services: A memorial service
will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov.
21, at at St. Mark's Episcopal
Church. Arrangements are by
James A. McKee Funeral Home,
North Port.
Contributions: In lieu of flow-
ers, memorial donations may be
made to St. Mark's Episcopal
Church, 508 Riviera St., Venice,
FL 34285.


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Venice Police
Department arrests
Jason Scott Putz, 31,200
block Estrada Place, The
Villages. Charges: DUI with
property damage or person-
al injury (three counts).
Bond: $6,000.
Frank William Walley,
38, 5500 block Rockhill
Road, Sarasota. Charge: dri-
ving while license suspend-
ed, canceled or revoked.
Bond: $250.
Fred Everett Harter, 60,
2100 block of Park Road,
Venice. Charge: driving
while license suspended,
canceled or revoked. Bond:
$250.
Lisa Marie Windle, 31,
300 block Meadow Beauty
Court, Venice. Charges: pos-
session of a controlled sub-
stance, obtaining controlled
substance by fraud. Bond:
$2,000.
Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office arrests
John Handel, 53, 300
block Garden Road, Venice.
Charges: sale of controlled
substance cannabis, posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia
Bond: $2,620.
BrendonJosephWolcott,
30, 800 block Mohawk Road,
Venice. Charge: domestic
battery Bond: $1,000.
Norbert Henry Simon,
41, 800 block Acadia Ave.,
Venice. Charge: driving while
license suspended, canceled
or revoked. Bond: $500.
Audrey L. Logue, 51,200
block Avenida des Parques,
Venice. Charge: DUI. Bond:
$1,000.
Colleen D. Domingo, 25,
500 block Sheridan Drive,
Venice. Charge: violation of
probation. Bond: none.
Glen Cavanaugh Wed-
more, 37, 600 block Marcus
St., Venice. Charge: con-
tempt. Bond: $1,500.


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46, 1000 block Truman St,
Nokomis. Charge: DUI.


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Geske said she was told
the machine alerted the
surgical team during
surgery that her spinal
fluid was being compro-
mised to her left leg.
"But they continued on
with the surgery," she said.
"It was supposed to be a
four- to five-hour surgery.
It took nine hours."
Life now
Following the surgery,
Geske was transferred to
Tampa General Hospital's
rehabilitation center.
"In rehab they taught
me how to walk with a
walker with only one func-
tioning leg, and I learned
how to use a wheelchair,"
she said. "They also taught
me how to shower and
dress myself and how to
do the laundry."
Geske said therapists
helped her improve her
upper body strength as
well as increase the
strength in her right leg.
Before surgery, her good
leg was her left leg. Now
that it is paralyzed, she has
to rely totally on her still-
weak right leg.
"They can't say that
anything will come back
to the left leg," she said.
"Sometimes miracles hap-
pen, but they tell me this is
a spinal cord injury, and
I'm considered a para-
plegic."
Geske now spends her
days in out-patient physi-
cal therapy dealing with
her new reality and learn-
ing how to become as
independent as possible.
"Just going to the bath-
room is a major ordeal.
I'm worn out after just
that," she said. "It takes
two people to help me
take a bath, and I can't
cook."
Her physical limitations
aren't the only thing that
bothers Geske.
"I don't feel like it's me,"


she said. "I don't feel use-
ful. I feel like a burden."
Still, she draws on her
well of inner faith to cope
with the new challenges.
It's my life now, and I
believe everything hap-
pens for a reason," she
said. "You just have to pick
yourself up and do what
you can."
Financial reality
The loss of Geske's ca-
reer has taken a major toll
on her and Bud's finances.
"My work provided a
big source of income for
my family," she said.
Bud has been retired
from the Venice Fire De-
partment for the past
eight years. He had been
doing handyman work to
supplement their income
until he injured his shoul-
der.
"I'm going to have to
have surgery on it, but I'm
going to put it off for a
while now," he said with a
shrug.
Bud's outlook is that
things could be worse.
"When the doctor talk-
ed to me after Debi's
surgery he told me both
her legs were paralyzed,"
he said.
The rest of the family is
affected, too. Their daugh-
ter and her three children
also live with the Geskes.
"My daughter doesn't
get any child support,"
Geske said.
Geske's daughter tried
to improve herself by tak-
ing a position with a high-
er salary in her field.
Unfortunately, the weak
economy resulted in her
being laid off. She contin-
ues to look for a full-time
position as a phleboto-
mist while she works part
time at the Beauty Al-
liance.
Support
Geske has medical in-
surance to cover some of
her expenses, but she


doubts it will be nearly
enough.
"I was only supposed to
be in the hospital three or
four days," she said. "Be-
tween the hospital and the
rehab center, I was there
over a month."
The last time Geske had
back surgery, her insur-
ance covered about 50
percent of the cost.
Geske said her rehabili-
tation wouldn't have been
covered if her daughter
hadn't taken up her cause
with the city of Venice's
insurance carrier.
"I don't know what I
would have done without
her because she actually
fought for me to be able to
go to the rehab center,"
Geske said. "She got the
city and Tampa General to
work together so I could
get rehab."
Geske said Bud has
been a rock during the
devastating changes that
have come into their lives
since her surgery.
"He is very optimistic
and supportive," she said.
"I couldn't ask for anyone
better."
Geske said the bath-
room in her house is small
and nearly impossible for
her to maneuver in. Bud
and her stepson, who is a
plumber, with advice from
Bud's firefighter buddies,
are remodeling it and
installing handicap equip-
ment.
The fighter
And then there is her
work family at Simplicity
Salon in Bird Bay Plaza.
"I have such good
friends," she said." A lot of
my positiveness comes
from them. They divided
up and came to visit me in
Tampa, and now they are
holding this fundraiser for
me."
Geske has worked at
the salon for more than
five years and her col-
leagues have nothing but


praise for her.
"Debbie would give the
shirt off her back to help
anyone," said coworker
Melanie Chase. "Her cus-
tomers are devastated.
She's been doing some of
them for 30 years. A big
part of our family is miss-
ing."
Robin Lindsay appreci-
ates and misses Debbie's
humor.
"I'm going to tie her to
one of our tall rolling
chairs, so she can come
back and cut hair," she
said. "Or we're going to
put a roller skate on her
bad leg and scoot her
around the shop."
The two women agreed
that out of all the staff,
Geske is the fighter.
"She'd be here first in
the morning and she'd be
the last one to leave,"
Chase said. "It's hard com-
ing in and knowing she
isn't here.

brown@
venicegondolier.com


FUNDRAISER
Debi Geske's coworkers
at Simplicity Salon &
Day Spa are holding a
fundraiser at the Venice
VFW, 832 E. Venice
Ave., on Saturday, Nov.
22. The fundraiser will
help the Geskes with
Debi's medical expens-
es. There will be a
spaghetti dinner from 5
to 7 p.m. and Bandana
will perform from 7 to 10
p.m. There will be a
silent auction, raffle,
dancing and a cash bar.
Tickets are $12 for one
person, $20 for two.
Tickets are available at
the door and in advance
at the salon, 525-A
North U.S. 41 Bypass in
Bird Bay Plaza.


SUN PHOTOS BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.com
Top: Debi Geske lifts her paralyzed left leg with her hands as
her husband, Bud, helps her prepare to leave her wheelchair
and get into their car.

Below: Bud Geske lifts wife Debi's folded wheelchair into the
back of their car. The wheelchair is now a vital part of the
Geskes' lives.


Debi Geske
maneuvers her-
self into the car
as her husband,
Bud, stands by.
Geske's left leg
is paralyzed as a
result of surgery
to repair a rup-
tured disk.


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SUN PHOTO BY BOB MUDGE
Sarasota County School Board Member
Caroline Zucker signs the Look to the Stars
Commitment to Quality Proclamation on
behalf of the board.


BY BOB MUDGE
EDITOR
A three-year project to improve the
quality of preschools throughout
Sarasota County was unveiled Thursday
- appropriately enough, at the reno-
vated and modernized school at
Historic Spanish Point.
The initiative, Look for the Stars, will
be administered by the Early Learning
Coalition of Sarasota County. ELCSC
Executive Director Janet Kahn opened
Thursday's event by paying tribute to
the 133 preschools that volunteered to
participate. The response hadn't been
expected to be that big.
"Without them stepping up and
agreeing to be partners with us in this
pilot year," she said, "we wouldn't have
a Look for the Stars program."
It also wouldn't have been possible,


she said, without a challenge grant of
nearly $1 million from Gulf Coast
Community Foundation of Venice.
GCCFV Program Officer Kristin
Fulkerson said funding an initiative to
"raise the bar" for county child-care
facilities was "money well spent." A
total of $3.5 million has been raised to
support the project's first three years.
In fact, the program is an outgrowth
of the foundation's Gold Seal initiative
of several years ago. Mike Bigner, a for-
mer foundation vice president who
spearheaded that project and is now a
consultant to this program, called the
response of the preschools "amazing,"
but pointed out that helping them
improve is only one phase of Look for
the Stars.
While there are about 6,000 children
in preschools in the county, he said
about an equal number are in an infor-


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ily friend, so their parents can work.
Helping those caregivers do a better job
is another part of the program, as is
educating the community on the eco-
nomic impact of freeing up that labor
pool on top of the fact that the child-
care industry employs 1,300 people
itself.
It's hoped the combination of offering
help to child-care providers, giving par-
ents aWeb site- www.looktothestars.org
- where they can find ratings for the
facilities and a public education cam-
paign on the benefits of quality child
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Look to the Stars going in year four and
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Jazz Festival swings Venice Fans

PHOTOS AND ARTICLE BY BOB BYLER
GUEST WRITER/PHOTOGRAPHER

A brilliant concert by pianist Dick Hyman and Friends allstar
";.-. uintet capped the second Venice Jazz Festival on Sunday, Sept.
r :: It was the first concert date in Venice for Canadian vibist
-ter Appleyard and reedman Bob Wilber, who has homes in
I ngland and Arizona. Others were Floridans Eddie Metz Jr. on
d. i ( ums and Mark Neuenschwander on bass.
Hyman's concert plan assured musical variety and show-
c(d,aed each player. It opened with "Tangerine," included Duke
I Ilington's "Mood Indigo" and Jelly Roll Morton's "Shreveport
tu )mp," and closed with "I Love Paris."
More than 400 fans at the Community Center applauded
nld'n and gave the band a standing ovation at the end. They also
I n loyed jazz photo displays in the lobby at a pre-concert social
-d tbering.
The free event at Blalock Park drew about 500 fans to hear
thli Venice High School Band, the Vista sextet, Kitt and Mike
N\ lran's group and JohnnyVarro's sextet.
The high school band played two jazz tunes seldom heard
from such bands, "Big Noise from Winnetka" and
"Grandpa's Spells." Vista, led by trumpeter David Pruyn,
ranged from swing to mainstream tunes.
Singer Kitt Moran opened with "He Loves Me" and
closed with "But Beautiful" in a seven-tune set. She com-
pensated for low visibility at the park gazebo by switching
to face audiences in lawn chairs on each side.
Pianist Varro's sextet included area bandleaders
vibist Jack Fanning, clarinetist Bud Leeds, guitarist Dave
Trefethen, drummer Patricia Dean and bassist Richard
Drexler on well-played dixieland tunes. Dick Hyman played a
blues with the keyboard on organ setting to conclude the
Kitt Moran event.
The festival, produced by the Sarasota Jazz Club, was partly
funded by the Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice
Dc Hand other sponsors. SJC leaders plan to offer new bands next
year and perhaps a later date when more snowbirds are in the
Ii area. Attendance at Blalock Park was less than a third that at
Centennial Park last year.
Reedman Tony Benarde's jazz lecture on Saturday morn-
ing at the Venice Public Library was well-attended. He
.. surprised some when he said Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
and other classical composers were skilled improvisers and
could be considered early jazz players.

There is so much good jazz to be had in the
area that this article was saved to be used to
promote the next round of area jazz concerts.
See the Coming Soon information box with this
review of the September Venice Jazz Festival.

Top left, Vista, front. Front line of Vista sextet (used a
different name last year) are Greg Nielsen, trombone,
.David Pruyn, trumpet and Perry Childs, tenor sax.
Others were pianist Charlie Prawdzik, drummer Johnny
S- Moore and bassist Dominic Mancini.

-~ Center: The world-famous pianist, Johnny Varro is seen
here with bassist Richard Drexler.
Bottom: The clarinet section of Venice High School
.- band, which marched in to open the Saturday jazzfest
event at Blalock Park.The band is led by Jonathan
SCase.

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Charitable foundation offers grants for nonprofits


BY KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR


The Community Foundation of the
Venice Golf & Country Club needs grant
applications.
Heading into its fourth year of charita-
ble giving to deserving non-for-profit
organizations in the greater Venice Area,
the foundation has an odd problem given
the current economy too few grant
applications.
"We would like to be of assistance to


those in the greater Venice area," said
Warren Hall, foundation president and
co-founder.
Maximum grants are $3,000, but often
that is all an agency needs to carry out
some special project in order to continue
or expand its mission.
Completed applications must be
received by the foundation no later than
Nov. 21. To receive the application
materials, send a request via e-mail to
vgccfoundation@comcast.net. The ap-
plication package will be mailed out the


next day.
In order to be considered for a grant,
the applicant should have a project that
will benefit the community, its cultural
climate, education, the environment or
health concerns. The area covered
includes Laurel, Nokomis, Venice, South
Venice, Englewood and North Port.
Last year's awards
In March, the foundation awarded
$29,591 to 13 organizations. The top grant
was $2,500.


Modeled after the success of similar
foundations, including neighboring
Plantation Golf & Country Club, the foun-
dation at the Venice Golf & Country Club
immediately got the backing of residents.
Each year, more residents have become
involved, with nearly 50 percent con-
tributing to the foundation for the cur-
rent grant cycle.
"We budgeted $30,000 for grants,
which means we will have donated in
excess of $100,000 over the last few
years," Hall said.


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SATURDAY, NOV. 15


Forum on water issues
Time: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Where: Epiphany Cathedral, 350 Tampa
Ave. W, Venice
Notes: An unprecedented diocesan-wide
forum on water issues will feature dele-
gates from each parish in the Diocese of
Venice, civic officials and leaders of other
organizations and faith traditions.
Speakers include Cynthia Barnett, editor
and author, keynote; Sister Patricia
Siemen, director of Center for Earth Juris
Prudence; and panelists Sarasota County
Commissioner Jon Thaxton, former
Manatee County Commissioner Patricia
Glass, and Michael Holsinger, a member
of the Environmental Justice
Commission.
Call: 486-4702
Link: www.dioceseofvenice.org
Arts & Crafts fair
Time: 9 a.m.-Noon
Where: Bay Indies Hall, 950 Ridgewood
Ave., Venice
Notes: Christmas items for sale. A dona-
tion will go to the Salvation Army.
Call: 484-1122
VFW Post 8118'Ho Down'
Time: 5-10 p.m.
Where: 832 E. Venice Ave., Venice
Notes: Put on your boots; kick up your
heels; join the Country Western Ho
Down. Barbecue chicken or ribs with all
the fixin's.
Donation: $10
Call: 915-5214
Adopt-A-Highway
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Venice Area Chamber of
Commerce, 597 Tamiami Trail South,
Venice
Notes: Join Venice AreaYoung
Professionals clean up Business 41.
Safety vest, gloves and trash bags will be
provided.
E-mail: mryan@venicechamber.com
School fundraiser
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Venice Middle School, 1900
Center Road, Venice
Notes: VMS/Oak Park South pie and
cookie dough fundraiser.
Cost: $14-$16 with $6 from each item
donated to the school for student recog-
nition.
Craft & Flea Market
Time: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Venice Gardens, 406 Shamrock
Blvd.
Notes: Tables available
Call: 497-3098
Pancake Breakfast
Time: 8 a.m.-noon
Where: South Venice Civic Association;
720 Alligator Drive, Venice
Notes: Pancake breakfast for Friends of
Challenger Park improvements. Raffles
and a 50/50 drawing are planned.
Call: 492-6126
German American Club
Time: 7-11 p.m.
Where: South Venice Yacht Club, Venice
Notes: German American Friendship
Club hosts "Winzerfest"; music by Manni
Daum
Cost: $10 members; $15 nonmembers
Call: 497-2692
Ballroom dancing
Time: 10-11 a.m. every Saturday
Where: Gotta Dance Studio, 303 South
Tamiami Trail, 4 Bays Center, Nokomis
Notes: All welcome. No partner needed.
Free.
Call: 486-0326
Depot tours
Time: Every half-hour, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: East side under the Venice
Avenue bridge.
Notes: Trained Venice Area Historical
Society docents tell the history of the
depot.
Call: For 10 or more, call 493-9061 or
492-5531
Club food
Time: Noon
Where: Venice Nokomis Elks Lodge, 1021
Discovery Way
Notes: Hobo lunch surprise
Cost: $3
Walk a hound, lose a pound
Every day, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Woodmere Park, 3951 Woodmere
Park Blvd., Venice
Notes: Walk the inside perimeter of Paw
Park and you've walked a mile.
Call: 861-5000
Sail the Gulf
When: Saturdays 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Nokomis Beach Park, Albee


Road, Nokomis
Notes: Sail with us.
Call: Captain Robert, 587-9313
E-mail: rjkillian@yahoo.com


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A palette under the sun

The Straw Hat Painters paint where they find the pictures,
sometimes at the beach and sometimes in downtown Venice.
See their work at the Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public
Library, 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice, through Nov. 29.
The painters include Pat Gandorf, Marilyn Offer, Carole Prestia,
Karen Russo, Margaret Walters and Karen Williams.


Link: www.aquarianquest.org
Italian night
Time: 5-10 p.m.
Where: American Legion, 1770 E. Venice
Ave., Venice
Notes: Food from 5-7 p.m.; dance 7-10
p.m.
Cost: $8
Call: 485-4748
Pups at the Point
Time: 9 a.m.-noon
Where: Historic Spanish Point, 337
Tamiami Trail North, Osprey
Notes: Historic Spanish Point and the
Humane Society of Sarasota County wel-
come well-behaved, leashed dogs. Dogs
must be up to date on shots, dog-friend-
ly and not in heat. Stay to designated
paths and clean up after your dog.
Cost: $9 for adults, $3 for ages 6-12 and
free for 6 and younger and dogs.
Call: HSP 966-5214; HSSC, 955-4131
Link: historicspanishpoint.org or
hssc.org.


SUNDAY, NOV. 16
Apply now
What: Community Foundation of the
Venice Golf & Country Club annual grant
cycle
Notes: Completed applications due Nov.
21. Request application package via e-
mail at vgccfoundation@comcast.net
Barbecue dinner
Time: 4 p.m.
Where: Venice Nokomis Elks Lodge, 1021
Discovery Way at Laurel Road
Notes: Chicken and ribs, plus sides
Cost: $12
Call: 486-1854
Flea market
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Jewish Center of Venice, 600
North Auburn Road
Notes: Find bargains in clothing, furni-
ture, household and sporting goods,
crafts, Jewish bake sale and food to eat
- corned beef, pastrami and hot dog
sandwiches and sodas.
Call: 485-9181


PHOTO COURTESY OF VENICE THEATRE
Capitol Steps
Date: Nov. 16-17
Time: Call for times
Where: Venice Theatre, 140 W Tampa
Ave., Venice
Notes: Washington's darlings, the Capitol
Steps, bring political humor to the stage.
Call the box office for tickets or purchase
online.
Call: 488-1115
Link: www.venicestage.com
Timeshare group
Time: 1:30 p.m.


Where: Venetian Room, Pelican Pointe
Golf & Country Club, Venice
Notes: Timeshare owners group will hear
speakers Gary Prado, Redweek; Lisa Ann
Schreier, author; Jacque Duhame, Dial
an Exchange
Call: 351-1384, Frank
Alafia River paddle
Time: 9 a.m.
Where: A great paddle on one of the
most diverse rivers in the state, lots of
trees and a few small shoals.
Notes: Rentals available. Sponsored by
Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club. Reserve
with Don Kirkley.
Call: 941-493-3085
Ballroom dancing
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Where: Nokomis Community Center,
main hall, 234 East Nippino Trail,
Nokomis.
Notes: Dance to the music you know and
love from the '40s, '50s, '60s and today.
Show off your tango, cha-cha and waltz
moves. Come alone or bring a friend.
Refreshments available.
Cost: $4
Call: 861-5000
Chess
Time: 1-4:30 p.m.
Where: Jacaranda Public Library, 4143
Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice
Notes: No matter your skill level; no mat-
ter your age. Come and enjoy a game of
chess. No cost.
Call: 861-1270
Bingo
Time: Noon-5:30 p.m.
Where: Knights of Columbus Council
Home, 512 Substation Road, Venice
Notes: Early bird special starts at 2 p.m.
Coffee, tea and pastries available; non-
smoking
Call: 485-1663
Brunch
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: American Legion, 1770 E. Venice
Ave., Venice
Call: 485-4748
Acoustic Jam
Time: 5-7:30 p.m.
Where: Venice Beach Pavilion, Venice
Notes: Venice Acoustic Jam formerly met
Monday at Books-A-Million. All players
and musical styles welcome, from folk to
blues to rock. Call Bruce Brunette for
information.
Call: 223-6373
E-mail: bruceb@onsync.com
Pancake breakfast
Time: 8-11 a.m.
Where: Knights of Columbus Home, 512
Substation Road, Venice
Call: 485-1663


MONDAY, NOV. 17
Cerebral palsy benefit
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Where: Michael's on East, Ballroom,
Sarasota
Notes: Luncheon benefits United
Cerebral Palsy of Sarasota-Manatee;
fashion show fashions provided by
L.boutique and Dream Weaver. BYOT
(bring your own tiara).
Cost: $100
Call: 957-3599


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SATURDAY
NOV. 15, 2008
WEEKEND EDITION


Big brush watercolor
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: Nokomis Community Center,
234 East Nippino Trail, Nokomis
Notes: Big-brush painting class allows
students to use watercolors and/or inks.
All levels are encouraged to enroll.
Cost: $65 per month or $20 daily
Call: 861-5000
Bingo
Time: 6 p.m.
Where: DAV Chapter 101, 600 East
Colonia Lane, Nokomis
Notes: Bingo every Monday night; six
cards for $1. Food available.
Call: 488-4500
Barbershop chorus
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.
Where: Lakeside Lutheran Church, 2401
South Tamiami Trail
Notes: Venice Gondoliers Men's
(Barbershop) chorus practice
Call: 412-0012
Harmony Chorus
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Naar Hall, United Church of
Christ, 620 E. Shamrock Blvd.
Notes: Venetian Harmony Chorus of
Sweet Adelines International practice
Call: 480-1480
Empowerment
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Women's Resource Center, 701
Center Road, Venice
Notes: Empowerment and self-esteem
class led by Brooky Brown
Cost: $8 nonmember donation; $5 mem-
ber donation
Call: 485-9724
Link: thewomensresourcecenter.org
Preschool storytime
Time: 10-10:45 a.m.
Where: Jacaranda Library, 4143
Woodmere Park Blvd.
Notes: For children ages 3-5. Help pre-
pare children for kindergarten.
Registration is not required.
Call: 861-5000
Club food
Time: 11:30-2 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis Elks Lodge,
1021 Discovery Way, Nokomis
Notes: Serving sloppy Joes
Venice Archives
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Historic Triangle Inn, 351 S.
Nassau St., Venice
Notes: Archives & Area Collections
Museum open Mondays and
Wednesday.
Call: James Hagler, 486-2487
Computer class
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m. beginners; 6-7:30
p.m. intermediate
Where: Goodwill GoodNeighbor Center-
Rialto; 652 South Tamiami Trail
Notes: Free beginner and intermediate
computer class
Call: 408-7442
Italian classes
Time: 4:15-5:30 p.m.
Where: Italian American Club of Venice,
1375 Ringling Drive
Notes: Free intermediate Italian lan-
guage class; open to the public.
Call: 486-1492
Shuffleboard
Time: 1 p.m., Monday, Wednesday,
Friday
Where: Hecksher Park, 450 W Venice
Ave., Venice
Notes: Lessons available. New members
welcome.
Call: Barbara, 485-1678
Guitar lessons
Time: 5-6 p.m., 6-7 p.m., 7-8 p.m.
Where: Venice YMCA, 701 Center Road,
Venice
Notes: Group guitar lessons. All ages and
playing levels welcome. Taught by Greg
Byler. Sign up in advance; space is limited.
Cost: $10 members for four-week class;
$20 nonmembers
Call: 496-4398
Train Depot Tour
Time: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: Historic Train Depot, Seaboard
Avenue at East Venice Avenue
Notes: Tours will be conducted on
Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays. Meet
at the east side under Venice Avenue
bridge. Trained docents tell the history of
the depot and city of Venice. Tours are
sponsored by Venice Area Historical
Society. For 10 or more, call Jerry at 496-
9474.
Call: 412-0151, please leave message.
Write your story


Time: 7-9 p.m.
Where: Sanddollar Book Store, Miami
Avenue and Nassau Street.
Notes: Free memoir writing class taught
by Fran Valencic.

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Appaloosa (R) B
Set in the Old West territory of New Mexico,
"Appaloosa" revolves around a pair of hired
guns (Viggo Mortensen and Ed Harris) who
come to clean up a dangerous town run by a
ruthless, powerful rancher (Jeremy Irons) and
his band of outlaws. While boldly bringing new
order to the town, the two fearless lawmen
meet a provocative outsider (Renee Zellweger)
whose unconventional ways threaten to
destroy their decade-old bond. 1 hr. 54 mins.
Hollywood 20: 10:25 a.m., 1:05, 3:50,
6:40, 10:25

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 unexpect-
ed 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: 9:55 a.m., 12:05,
2:30, 5:10
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 11:15
a.m., 3:15, 5:15
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:55 a.m., 2:30,
4:40, 6:55, 9:40 Fri-Sat; 11:55 a.m., 2:30,
4:40, 6:55 Sun
Town Center 16: 9:50 a.m., 12:50, 3:35

Body of Lies (R) C+
Based on Washington Post columnist David
Ignatius' 2007 novel about a CIA operative,
Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio), who uncov-
ers a lead on a major terrorist leader suspect-
ed 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 entire oper-
ation and his life on the line. 2 hrs. 8 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 7:25, 10:15 Fri-Sat;
7:25 Sun
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 12:55,
7:05, 9:30
Hollywood 20: 10 a.m., 1, 4:30, 8:05,
10:55

Changeling (R) B


In 1928 Los Angeles, single mother
Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie) arrives hor
to find her son, Walter, gone. Five months
later, her prayers are answered and Walter i
found in Illinois. But, to Christine's horror, tl
boy who steps
off the train is not her son. 2 hrs. 20 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10 a.m., 1, 4:30, 7:3
10:40 Fri-Sat; 10 a.m., 1, 4:30, 7:35 Sun
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 10:35
a.m., 1:15, 4:15, 7, 9:50
Hollywood 20: 9:30 a.m., 12:45, 3:45,
7:25, 10:40
Merchants Crossing 16: 10:55 a.m., 2:0
5:10,8:15
Town Center 16: 12:25, 3:50, 7:55

Eagle Eve (PG-13)


Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan are
two strangers who become the pawns of a


FILMS AT A GLANCE
Movie Rating Grade
Appaloosa (R) B
Beverly Hills Chihuahua (PG) C+
Body of Lies (R) C+
Changeling (R) B
Eagle Eye (PG-13) A-
Happy Go Lucky (R) NEW
The Haunting of Molly Hartley (PG-13) B-
High School Musical 3 (G) B-
Madagascar (PG) B
Max Payne (PG-13) C
Morning Light (PG) NEW
Pride and Glory (R) C+
Quantum of Solace (PG-13) NEW
Role Models (R) B+
SawV (R) B
Secret Life of Bees (PG-13) B-
Soul Men (R) B+
W. (PG-13) B-
Zack and Miri (R) B-
mysterious woman they have never met, but
who seems to know their every move.
Realizing they are being used to further her
diabolical plot, they must work together to
outwit the woman before she has them killed.
Hollywood 20: 9:55 a.m., 12:35, 3;15,
6:55, 9:50, 12:30 a.m., Fri-Sat; 9:55 a.m.,
12:35, 3;15, 6:55, 9:50 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:20 a.m., 2:10,
4:50, 7:35, 10:15 Fri-Sat; 11:20 a.m., 2:10,
4:50, 7:35 Sun
Town Center 16: 10:05 a.m., 12:55, 5,
7:35, 10:30

Happy Go Lucky (R) NEW
In a shift away from his usual exploration of
the dark and dreary, director Mike Leigh (Vera
Drake) takes a lighter look at life with Happy
Go Lucky. The film chronicles the daily com-
ings and goings of 30-year-old Poppy, whose
positive, easy-going outlook epitomizes the
title. Poppy is a primary school teacher, who
lives in London with her best friend Zoe (Alexis
Zegerman). Nothing truly remarkable happens
to Poppy, and yet, her boundless good cheer
and childlike delight make her smallest
endeavors incredibly engaging. Poppy's smile
is put to the ultimate test after she decides to
take driving lessons, and is assigned to Scott
(Eddie Marsan). Scott is a paranoid, rage-
filled instructor who verbally abuses her
throughout her lessons.
Burns Court: 2, 5, 7:45

The Haunting
of Molly Hartley (PG-13) B-
In this tale of spell binding suspense,
something evil lurks just beneath the lush sur-
faces of teenaged girl's private school world -
and it holds the rights to her very soul. Now,
on the eve of her 18th birthday, Molly Hartley
is about to discover the truth of just who, or
rather what, it is she is destined to become.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:20 Fri-Sat, 8 Sun
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 1, 5:05,
7:10
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:45 a.m., 1:55,
4:10, 6:40, 9:35 Fri-Sat; 11:45 a.m., 1:55,
4:10, 6:40 Sun


A- High School Musical 3 (G)


they head off in different directions to college.
Joined by the rest of the Wildcats, they stage
an elaborate spring musical reflecting their
experiences, hopes, and fears about their
future. 1 hr. 40 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:15 a.m., 1:25, 4:05,
7, 9:45 Fri-Sat; 10:15 a.m., 1:25, 4:05, 7
Sun
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 10:40
a.m., 12:50, 3:05, 5:20, 7:40, 9:55
Hollywood 20: 10:10 a.m., 12:40, 3:10,
5:45, 8:20, 10:50
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:40 a.m., 2:20,
4:55, 7:30, 10:05 Fri-Sat; 11:40 a.m., 2:20,
4:55, 7:30 Sun
Town Center 16: 9:45 a.m., 12:30, 3:40,
7:20, 10:15

Madagascar:
Escape 2 Africa (PG) B
Zoo animals (Ben Stiller, Chris Rock) from
New York meet others of their species for the
first time after crash-landing in Africa.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:05 a.m., 10:45
a.m., 12:30, 1:30, 2:45, 3:45, 5:15, 6:30, 8,
9:15 Fri-Sat; 10:05 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 12:30,
1:30, 2:45, 3:45, 5:15, 6:30 Sun
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 11:05
a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1:05, 1:45, 3:05, 3:45,
5:05, 5:45, 7:05, 7:45, 9:05, 9:45
Hollywood 20: 9:35 a.m., 10:35 a.m.,
11:05 a.m., 12:50, 1:20, 2, 3:30, 4:10, 5:10,
5:40, 6:45, 7:45, 8:15, 9, 10, 10:30, 12:15
a.m., 12:45 a.m., Fri-Sat; 9:35 a.m., 10:35
a.m., 11:05 a.m., 12:50, 1:20, 2, 3:30, 4:10,
S5:10, 5:40, 6:45, 7:45, 8:15, 9, 10, 10:30
Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11 a.m., 11:30
a.m., noon, 1:15, 1:45, 2:15, 4, 4:30, 5,
6:15, 6:45, 7:15, 8:30, 9, 9:30 Fri-Sat; 11
a.m., 11:30 a.m., noon, 1:15, 1:45, 2:15, 4,
4:30, 5, 6:15, 6:45, 7:15 Sun
Town Center 16: 10 a.m., 10:20 a.m.,
10:40 a.m., noon, 12:20, 12:40, 1, 2:30,
2:50, 3:10, 3:30, 5, 5:20, 5:40, 7:10, 7:30,
7:50, 8:10, 9:40, 10, 10:20, 10:40

Max Pavne (PG-13) C


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.
Hollywood 20: 4:50, 10:45
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:35 a.m., 1:55,
4:35, 7:05, 9:20 Fri-Sat; 11:35 a.m., 1:55,
4:35, 7:05 Sun
Town Center 16: 10:30 a.m., 1:05, 5:05,
7:25, 9:55

Morning Light (PG) NEW
Fifteen young sailors... six months of
intense training... one chance at the brass
ring. This documentary tells the story of a
group of intrepid and determined young men
and women, on the cusp of adulthood, as they
embark on life's first great adventure. Racing a
high-performance 52-foot sloop in the
Transpac, the most revered of open-ocean
sailing competitions.
Burns Court: 5:15, 8:15


B- Pride and Glory (R)


Troy (Zac Efron) and Gabriella (Vanessa The film follows a multi-generational police
Hudgens) facing the prospect of separation as family whose moral code is tested when one


of two sons on the force investigates an incen-
diary 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.
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 10:30
a.m., 2:40, 9:35
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:10 a.m., 4:20,
9:25 Fri-Sat; 11:10 a.m., 4:20 Sun
Town Center 16: 12:45, 3:45, 7:05, 10:10

Quantum of Solace (PG-13) NEW


Following the betrayal and death of Vesper
Lynd, James Bond (Daniel Craig) makes his
next mission personal. The hunt for those who
blackmailed his lover leads Bond to ruthless
businessman Dominic Greene (Mathieu
Amalric), a key player in the organization
which coerced Vesper. Bond learns that
Greene is plotting to gain total control of a
vital natural resource, and must navigate a
minefield of danger and treachery to foil
Greene's plan.
1 hr. 46 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:30 a.m., 12:15,
1:15 ,3, 4:15, 5:30, 7:15, 8:15, 10, 11
Fri-Sat; 10:30 a.m., 12:15, 1:15 ,3, 4:15,
5:30, 7:15, 8:15 Sun
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium:
10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:50, 1:50, 3,
4, 5:15, 6:15, 7:30, 8:30, 9:45
Hollywood 20: 9:40 a.m., 11:15 a.m.,
11:45 a.m., 12:15, 1:50, 2:20, 2:50, 4:25,
4:55, 5:25, 7, 7:30, 8, 9:35, 10:05, 10:35,
12:10 a.m., 12:40 a.m., Fri-Sat; 9:40 a.m.,
11:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:15, 1:50, 2:20,
2:50, 4:25, 4:55, 5:25, 7, 7:30, 8, 9:35,
10:05, 10:35 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 10:45 a.m.,
11:15 a.m., 1:30, 2, 4:15, 4:45, 7, 7:30,
9:45, 10:15 Fri-Sat; 10:45 a.m., 11:15 a.m.,
1:30, 2, 4:15, 4:45, 7, 7:30 Sun
Town Center 16: 9:40 a.m., 11:15 a.m.,
11:45 a.m., 12:15, 1:50, 2:20, 2:50, 4:25,
4:55, 5:25, 7, 7:30, 8, 9:35, 10:05, 10:35

Role Models (R) B+


Two salesmen trash a company truck on an
energy drink-fueled bender. Upon their arrest,
the court gives them a choice: do hard time or
spend 150 service hours with a mentorship
program. After one day with the kids, however,
jail doesn't look half bad. Surrounded by
annoying do-gooders, Danny struggles with his
every neurotic impulse to guide Augie through
the trials of becoming a man. Meanwhile,
charming Wheeler tries to trade in an
addiction to partying and women to assist
a fifth-grader named Ronnie redirect his
foul-mouthed ways.1 hr. 35 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 9:50 a.m., 12:10, 2:35,
5, 7:45, 10:30 Fri-Sat; 9:50 a.m., 12:10,
2:35, 5, 7:45 Sun
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 10:55
a.m., 1:10, 3:20, 5:35, 7:50, 10
Hollywood 20: 9:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:55
a.m., 12:;25, 2:15, 2:45, 4:35, 5:05, 7:05,
7:35, 9:25, 9:55, 11:50, 12:20 a.m., Fri-Sat;
9:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:55 a.m., 12:;25,
2:15, 2:45, 4:35, 5:05, 7:05, 7:35, 9:25,
9:55 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 10:50 a.m., 1:10,
4:05, 6:30, 9:05 Fri-Sat; 10:50 a.m., 1:10,
4:05, 6:30 Sun


Town Center 16: 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:45,
10:35

Saw V (R) B
In the fifth installment of the "Saw" fran-
chise, 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.
Hollywood 20: 9:50 a.m., noon, 2:25,
4:45, 7:10, 9:40, 11:55 Fri-Sat; 9:50 a.m.,
noon, 2:25, 4:45, 7:10, 9:40 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 2:10, 7:10
Town Center 16: 7:40, 10:25

The Secret Life of Bees (PG-13) B-
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.
1 hr. 50 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:10 a.m., 1:05, 4:10,
6:45, 9:30 Fri-Sat; 10:10 a.m., 1:05, 4:10,
6:45 Sun
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 10:50
a.m., 12:55, 3, 5:10, 7:20, 9:40
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:50 a.m., 2:25,
5:05, 7:45, 10:10 Fri-Sat; 11:50 a.m., 2:25,
5:05, 7:45 Sun
Town Center 16: 9:55 a.m., 12:35, 3:55,
7:15, 9:50

Soul Men (R) B+
Old animosities re-emerge when two
estranged singers (Samuel L. Jackson,
Bernie Mac) embark on a reunion tour
to honor their late bandleader.
AMC Sarasota 12: 11:15 a.m., 2:15
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 3:10,
9:40
Hollywood 20: 9:50 a.m., 12:15, 2:55,
5:20, 7:55, 10:20, 12:50 a.m., Fri-Sat;
9:50 a.m., 12:15, 2:55, 5:20, 7:55, 10:20
Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:05 a.m., 1:35,
4:10, 6:35, 9:10 Fri-Sat; 11:05 a.m., 1:35,
4:10, 6:35 Sun
Town Center 16: 12:05, 2:45, 5:15, 8:05,
10:45

W. (PG-13) B-
The life and controversial presidency
of George W. Bush (Josh Brolin).
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium:
10:25 a.m., 12:45, 5, 7:15

Zack and Miri Make a Porno (R) B-
Kevin Smith writes and directs his newest
comedy for The Weinstein Co. with Zack & Miri
Make a Porno, the story of two friends (Seth
Rogan and Elizabeth Banks) who get into the
amateur porn business to combat their rising
debt, only to realize their underlying feelings
for each other while doing so. 1 hr. 41 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 11 a.m., 1:45, 5:05,
7:50, 10:45 Fri-Sat; 11 a.m., 1:45, 5:05,
7:50 Sun
Hollywood 20: 9:40 a.m., 12:05, 2:35, 5,
7:20, 9:45, 12:05 a.m., Fri-Sat; 9:40 a.m.,
12:05, 2:35, 5, 7:20, 9:45 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:25 a.m., 1:50,
4:25, 6:50, 9:15 Fri-Sat; 11:25 a.m., 1:50,
4:25, 6:50 Sun


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SENIOR BRIEFS
Medicare help
Associated Medicare
Patients Inc., an indepen-
dent, nonprofit corpora-
tion of volunteers, helps
those on Medicare navi-
gate the health insurance
system. AMP serves
Sarasota, Venice and
Englewood. Hours are
Monday from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. and Wednesdays
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
AMP is located on the
second floor of the Pat
Buster Building at Senior
Friendship Centers, 2350
Scenic Drive, Venice. Call
584-0051 for information.

Senior drivers
Those 50 and over can call
Bill at 475-6925 to learn
about a senior driving
program.
Seniors Without
Partners
Time: 12:30 p.m. every
Monday
Where: American Legion,
Venice
Notes: Play cards and have
fun
Call: 485-8739
Senior Center activities
Senior Friendship
Centers, 2350 Scenic
Drive, 584-0075
seniorfriendship.com

MONDAYS
Managing Difficult
Behaviors
Date: Monday, Nov. 17
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Where: Senior Friendship
Centers, Caregiver Re-
source Center Conference
Room
Notes: Presentation
teaches a three-step ap-


proach to recognize be-
haviors and their causes.
It provides recommended
responses for five com-
mon behaviors. Sponsor-
ed by the Alzheimer's
Association and facilitat-
ed by Pam Polowski.
Write your history
Time: 8:45 a.m.
Notes: Introduction to
Life History Writing
Mah-Jongg
Time: 9 a.m.
Notes: play Mah-Jongg
Morning exercise
Time: 9 a.m.
Notes: Wake-up stretch
Musical movement
Time: 10 a.m.
Notes: Exercise to music
Tappercise
Time: 11 a.m.
Notes: Tap dancing for
beginners
Word knowledge
Time: 1 p.m.
Notes: Scrabble
Duplicate bridge
Time: 12:50-4 p.m.
Notes: Partner needed
Cost: $2 donation
Call: Daisy, 493-3065

TUESDAYS
Going with the flow
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Notes: Tai Chi
Workout
Time: 8:45 a.m.
Notes: Strengthen and
stretch workout
Carving
Time: 9 a.m.


Notes: Woodcarving
Yogarobics
Time: 9 a.m.
Notes: Low-impact
dance, yoga, standing and
seated, core strength, bal-
ance, flexibility
Stitching
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Notes: Quilting and Teddy
bear making
Shuffle the deck
Time: 1 p.m.
Notes: Cards

Tin Pan Alley
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Notes: Les Gowan, et. al.,
return for 13th season
performing. All welcome.
Tappercise
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.
Notes: Tap dancing, inter-
mediate
Swayin' to the music
Time: 10 a.m.
Notes: Learn Latin dance

WEDNESDAYS
Walking
Time: 8:15 a.m.
Notes: Wednesday
Walkers

Put brush to canvas
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Notes: Watercolor art
Play cards
Time: 10 a.m.
Notes: Euchre

Senior dancing
Time: 11 a.m.
Notes: Senior Fitness Plus
and line dancing


THURSDAYS
ABC Book Club
When: Third Thursday of
the month (Nov. 20) from
9-10:30 a.m.
Notes: Published author
Mary Fremont Schoe-
necker leads the small
discussion group from
the book list. "Mary: Mrs
A. Lincoln" is the book for
November.
Easy exercise
Time: 9 a.m.
Notes: Easy yoga
Making crafts
Time: Noon
Notes: Arts and crafts
Caregiver support
Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Notes: Support is for care-
givers who would like to
meet with others who are
dealing with this life tran-
sition.
Call: 584-0050

FRIDAY
Duplicate bridge
Time: 12:50-4 p.m.
Notes: Partner needed
Cost: $2 donation
Call: Daisy, 493-3065
Yogarobics
Time: 9 a.m.
Notes: Low-impact
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VENUE from Page 3B
Traveling women
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Where: Venice Public Library, 300 S.
Nokomis Ave.
Notes: Women on the Go, a support and
discussion group for women who want
to travel.
Call: Kay Miller 485-3525


COMING SOON
Know your rights: wills & trusts
Date: Nov. 19
Time: 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Where: Women's Resource Center, 701
Center Road, Venice
Notes: Understand wills, probates, life
insurance, 401(k), trusts, creditors and
taxes. Facilitated by attorney Marcella
Mika.
Cost: $5-$8
Call: 485-9724
Venice Aviation Society Inc.
(VASI)
Date: Nov. 19
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Community Room, Venice City
Hall, Venice
Notes: Program and light refreshments.
Open to the public.
Call: 716-5704
Web: www.veniceaviationsociety.com
Clyde Butcher lecture, dinner
Date: Nov. 20
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Where: Venice Art Center, 390 Nokomis
Ave., Venice
Notes: World-renowned photographer
discusses photographing wildlife in the
swamps of Florida. Dinner, wine and
appetizers. Tickets are available at
Venice Art Center.
Cost: $50
Call: 485-7136
Link: veniceartcenter.com
Dinner & Trivia
Date: Nov. 20
Time: 5-8 p.m.
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Where: Venice Nokomis Elks Lodge,
1021 Discovery Way, North Venice just
off Knights Trail
Notes: Dinner 5-7:30 p.m.; live trivia 6-8
p.m. by Trivia Night Entertainment; $50
cash prize for winning team. No cost to
play.
Cost: $8, dinner
Call: 323-0599
A Tropical Fashion Menu
Date: Nov. 20
Time: 11 a.m.
Where: Englewood Art Center,
Englewood
Notes: Raffle; bid on artwork, art sale;
proceeds to support art center programs
and exhibits.
Cost: $30
Call: 474-5548
Bill Millner dance
Date: Nov. 20
Time: 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Where: Venice Community Center, 326
S. Nokomis Ave., Venice
Notes: BYOB
Cost: $5 at the door.
Call: 497-3227
Italy on video
Date: Nov. 20
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Italian American Club, 1375
Ringling Drive, Venice
Notes: Free video for public, "The Puglia
region of Italy," by Peter DiVecchio,
chairman. Refreshments served.
Call: 966-6879
Wine Tasting Open House
Date: Nov. 20
Time: 4-7 p.m.
Where: Your Favorite Things, Villa
Venezia Plaza, 1740 E. Venice Ave., Suite
7, Venice
Notes: Attendees are invited to sample
new products for the holidays, including
wines, dips, condiments and chocolates.
Call: 488-5200
Third Thursday stroll
Date: Nov. 20
Time: 5:30-8 p.m.


Where: Downtown Venice
Notes: Visit shops that are open; listen
to music along the way
Flowers of Joy benefit
Date: Nov. 21
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Where: Century Bank, Collectors'
Gallery & Framery 1617 U.S. 41 Bypass,
Venice
Notes: Century Bank Gallery and Venice
Area Garden Club holds a Flowers of Joy
benefit for "Garden Therapy Programs
for Children and Elderly." Mai Yap's work
will be debuted. Raffle tickets are $15
each for a signed, limited edition giclee
on canvas. Free entry.
Spay/neuter day
Date: Nov. 21
Time: Call for times
Where: St. Francis Animal Rescue, 1925
Tamiami Trail South, Venice
Notes: The Animal Rescue Coalition will
provide low- or no-cost spays and
neuters for the pets of income-eligible
people at a mobile clinic.
Call: 957-1955
Young Professionals meet
Date: Nov. 21
Time: 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Where: Venice Area Chamber of Com-
merce, 597 Tamiami Trail South, Venice
Notes: "Building Conflict Competent
Teams," by Eckerd College Leadership
Development Institute. Lunch provided.
Cost: Free to VAYP members and poten-
tial members 21-40 years
E-mail: mryan@venicechamber.com
Christmas shop
Date: Nov. 22
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: SouthVenice Christian Church
(near courthouse), Venice
Notes: New and like new items, bake
sale, vendors, home made refreshments
Call: 408-0013
Denim & Diamonds
Date: Nov. 22
Time: 6-11 p.m.
Where: Venetian Golf & River Club,


Venice
Notes: Third annual dinner and auction.
AWestern night of fun to benefit Big
Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast.
Texas Hold'em poker, Gator Creek Band,
gourmet BBQ dinner, and silent and live
auctions are planned.
Cost: $75
Call: 488-4009, Stephanie
Golf Tournament
Date: Nov. 22
Time: 7:30 a.m., registration
Where: Lake Venice Golf Club, Venice
Notes: InStride Therapy and Absolute
Aluminum will hold its 12th annual Golf
Tournament at Lake Venice Golf Club.
Call: 966-7901
E-mail: pence542002@yahoo.com
Country-Western shindig
Date: Nov. 22
Time: 5-10 p.m.
Where: Venice Elks Club, 1021 Discovery
Way, Nokomis
Notes: Venice-Nokomis Drove Number
141, cocktails 5-6 p.m., dinner 6 p.m. fol-
lowed by music by Alex
Cost: $12
Call: 484-2204
Children read: Kids in the Kitchen
Date: Nov. 23
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 10th Way at Orange Avenue,
Sarasota
Notes: Free event; free book for every
child donated by Books-A-Million, host-
ed by Friends of Selby Library and
Sarasota Children's Garden, sponsored
by Junior League of Sarasota.
Call: 953-5600
Link: www.jlsarasota.org
Quarter horse show
Date: Nov. 27
Time: 8 a.m. start
Where: Fox Lea Farm, Venice
Notes: American Quarter Horse Shows
test horses' abilities in different classes.
Events include jumping, reining, barrel
racing, cutting, roping and pole bending.
Cost: $5 entry fee
Call: 484-4687


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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,
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was added a few elec-
tions ago, theoretically to
cut down on negative
campaigning by requir-
ing that the politician
stand behind the content
of the ad.
Which implies that
without that endorsement
these ads could somehow
be worse. The stomach
turns at the thought.
Obviously, having politi-
cians state that they
approve their ads is tan-
tamount to having an
arsonist go on record
supporting fire. And no
matter how much we vot-


ers may disapprove of
these ads, negative cam-
paigning will continue as
long as it appears to
work.
It's not as simple as just
voting for the other candi-
date, because they all do it.
And even if we find a race
so slimy that we all and
I mean all-- boycott both
candidates, someone will
still win, probably whoev-
er has the biggest family.
After all, it only takes one
vote to get elected.
No, I think the way to
stop the mud-slinging is
to require more than
approval; I think candi-
dates should have to
vouch for the truth of the
contents of their ads and
swear that they're not
twisting anything or taking
it out of context, under
threat of a real penalty.
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wrong, I'll donate a kidney
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homework, you can pull
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percent accurate, I'll
watch a 24-hour Adam
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marathon."
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trouble with that "cruel
and unusual punishment"
thing on the last one, but
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Jewish Center of Venice celebrates Simchat Torah


BY JACK MALLINGER
GUEST WRITER

Congregants of the
Jewish Center of Venice
recently celebrated Sim-
chat Torah, which means
"rejoicing in the Law."
Simchat Torah celebrates
the completion of the an-
nual reading of the Torah.
A Torah is a handwritten
parchment scroll that con-
tains the Five Books of
Moses: Genesis, Exodus,
Leviticus, Numbers and
Deuteronomy. The scrolls
are kept in a cabinet in the
synagogue called an "Ark,"
as in Ark of the Covenant,
not as in Noah's Ark.
Simchat Torah is a joy-
ous festival in which we
affirm our view of the Torah
as a tree of life and demon-
strate a living example of
never-ending, lifelong
study. The Torah scrolls are


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The sweetness of the commandments is symbolized with the sweet treat of ice cream sundaes


for the children of the congregal

taken from the ark and car-
ried or danced around the
synagogue seven times.
During the service, the con-
cluding section of Deut-
eronomy is read, the scroll


in opened up completely,
rerolled to the beginning
and the opening section of
Genesis is read.
Since it is stated that the
"commandments of the


Lord are sweeter than
honey," children are given
gifts of sweet treats. This
year the children were pro-
vided with an ice cream
sundae bar.


PHOTOS COURTESY OF JEWISH CENTER OF VENICE
Members of the Jewish Center of Venice congregation help
unroll the entire Torah scroll so that it can be rerolled to the
beginning.


RELIGION BRIEFS

Flea market
The Jewish Center of
Venice, holds its first
annual Fall Flea Market
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 16, inside its
building at 600 North
Auburn Road. Handmade
quilts, crafts, sporting
goods, clothing and more.
Sandwiches and Jewish
baked goods available.
484-2022
Interfaith gatherings
* The 2008 Kids Creating
Community's closing ses-
sion offers a turkey dinner
at no charge at the
Thanksgiving Harvest In-
terfaith Gathering from 3
to 5 p.m. Nov. 23 at Venice
United Church of Christ,
620 Shamrock Blvd. Bring
a Food Bank item; a
potluck dish is optional.
All welcome. Reservations
by Nov. 20. Call Vicky at


941-493-6741 or March at
941-488-7118.
* The Interfaith Commun-
ity Association offers a
Thanksgiving Eve service
at 7 p.m. Nov. 26 at Grace
United Methodist Church,
400 E. Field Ave. Christian,
Jewish and Baha'i faiths
will participate. To sing in
the interfaith choir, call
966-6841.
Music
* Jimmy Grubbs, guitarist
and singer and songwriter,
performs at 6:30 p.m. Nov.
15 at The Calvary Bible
Church, 1936 E. Venice Ave.
Dessert will follow. Free will
offering. Call 485-7070.
* "Explode the Roof," a
new contemporary, non-
denominational praise
and worship song service,
begins at 6 p.m. every Sat-
urday at South Venice
Christian Church, 2390


Seaboard Ave. It is led by
teenager Alyssa. 493-0003
* New Life Assembly of
God presents Sunset Gos-
pel Sing-A-Long one hour
before sunset, Fridays,
near the lifeguard station
at Venice Beach. Bring a
chair and your request for
a favorite gospel song. Call
493-0775 or visit www.
nlaog.org.
Voice of the
Faithful meeting
Voice of the Faithful meets
at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at the
Soy Building, Room 109,
Epiphany Cathedral, 350
Tampa Ave. W All are wel-
come. 484-3505
Health series
The Good Shepherd Epis-
copal Church, 1115 Center
Road, offers a seven-week
series on caregiving. Guest
speakers from the com-


munity discuss health-
related issues concluding
with an end-of-life plan-
ning forum. Meet at 10:15
a.m. Wednesday (ending
Nov. 19) in Lampert Hall.
Discussions include topics
on Parkinson's, cancer, the
art of caregiving, depres-
sion, heart and diabetes.
Call 497-7286.
Venice-Nokomis United
Methodist Church
208 Palm Ave., Nokomis
488-4137
* A play about the church
founder, Jesse Knight, is at
4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, in
conjunction with a pot-
luck. Free to the public.
* Debbie McWinnie pro-
vides sign language inter-
pretation at the 10 a.m.
Sunday worship and for
other events.
* Quilting group, beginners
and more advanced, meets


from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday in Fellowship
Hall.
Angel Ministries
2269 South Tamiami Trail,
284-9459, angelministries
offlorida.com
* 7-9 p.m., Fridays: dark
room meditation, $5
* 4-7 p.m., Wednesdays:
Free Reiki healing clinic,
followed by prayer group.
* 6:30-Healing service,
7 p.m.-Message service,
Thursday.
Women's events
* Trinity Presbyterian
Church, 4365 State Road
776, offers The Mom's
Morning Out program, 9
a.m. to noon Mondays,
Wednesday and Fridays
for parents of children
ages 2 through 4. Parents
are asked to donate a few
hours each month back to


the program. Registration
at 493-0018.
* Moms Morning Out:
Application for those ages
2-5 for fall registration at
First Baptist Church, 312
W. Miami Ave. Program
meets from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Tuesday, Wednes-
days and Thursdays. Call
485-1314.
* Women's Class, "Caffeine
for the Soul," at 11 a.m.,
Tuesday at The Chabad
Jewish Center, 2169 S.
Tamiami Trail. 493-2770.
* Interdenominational
Women's Fellowship
group, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, at Fisherman's
Net Community Church,
1101 S. Tamiami Trail,
Venice Island. Public wel-
come. Call 223-1180.
* 12-week women's Bible
study, 9:15 a.m., began

Please see BRIEFS, 11B


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


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


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CHRIST UNITED
METHODIST
CHURCH
Steven Miller, Pastor
Larry Potts, Associate Pastor
Sunday Worship Services
9:15 am (Contemporary)
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10:30 a.m. Christian Education (adult and youth)
11:15 a.m. Holy Communion
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The Rev. Dr. Randy Winkel
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SATURDAY, NOV. 15, 2008
WEEKEND EDITION


Crisscrossing the 4uator in search



of George an)a Slue-footeb birds


BY KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR

In late August and early
September, I crossed the
equator six times, swam
with sea turtles, hung out
at the beach with sea lions,
visited the homes of blue-
and red-footed boobies,
climbed up and down lava
tubes and spent quality
time with giant tortoises.
My daughter Heidi and
I spent seven days and
nights aboard the Letty, an
Ecoventura yacht housing
20 guests interested in one
of the most unique places


on the planet the Gala-
pagos Islands.
We headed to Miami at
the end of August for two
days, then flew nonstop
on American flight 933
from Miami to Guayaquil,
Ecuador (five hours), the
evening of Aug. 29.
The Ecoventura cruise
package included one
night before the cruise and
one night after the cruise
at the Hotel Oro Verde in
Guayaquil. I paid for an
extra night at the begin-
ning of the trip. Not only
was it cheap insurance for
flight delays or cancella-


tions, but it gave us a full
day to see a bit of Ecuador.
We crossed the equator for
the first en route to
Guayaquil, which is 2
degrees south of the equa-
tor. It is the largest city in
Ecuador. Known as a
finance center, it has a
combination of old build-
ings from about 1900 and
many newer more mod-
ern hotels, banks and
office buildings. Ecuador's
capital city is Quito.
We stayed at the Hotel
Verde, a Swiss-run mem-
ber of the Leading Hotels
of the World. The hotel is


on 9 de Octobre Avenue
exactly 1 mile from the
Melancon 2000 shopping
center and Melancon
Simon Bolivar botanical
garden on the Guayas
River. The unusual street
name celebrates the city's
Independence Day, which
was Oct. 9, 1820.
Arriving at night, we
headed off to bed so that
we could be up early for
our one day of sightseeing
in Guayaquil. We had
breakfast about 8 a.m.
in the hotel's El Patio

Please see EQUATOR, 12B


SUN PHOTO BY KIM COOL
The Masonic Temple in Guayaquil, Ecuador, faces Avenue 9
Octobre.


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Spirit. Call Betty at 474-
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* South Venice Baptist
Church, 3167 Englewood
Road, offers a women's Bi-
ble study, "Believing God"
from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday
or from 10 a.m. to noon
Tuesday. Register at 493-
0022.
* Women's Bible Study, 10
a.m. Saturday (every third
Saturday at 8:30 a.m.), New
Life Assembly of God,
meeting at 5800 S. Tami-
ami Trail. Call Gladys at
493-4766.
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EQUATOR from Page 11B

restaurant, which has
a complete breakfast buf-
fet, including chilled
ceviche, waffles, made-to-
order omelets, and cold
sliced meats such as one
one would find at break-
fast in Switzerland. There
also were platters of fruits
and French pastries.
After eating too much
we walked down the street
to the Melancon 2000 park
and shopping area, pass-
ing banks and stores inter-
spersed with older build-
ings dating to about 1900.
We both carried our bot-
tles of water, supplied by
the hotel. You can brush
your teeth with the water
in the hotels, but don't
drink it. The U.S. dollar is
accepted everywhere and
prices seemed similar to
those in the United States
for cameras, T-shirts and
other standard fare. We
had been cautioned to stay
on the main streets.
Looking down the side
streets, we decided that
was a good idea, especially
as neither one of us was
fluent in Spanish.
Tropical gardens
The Melancon 2000
captivated us all morning
as we walked through its
wonderful botanical gar-
dens, up and down ramps
made of native wood,
edged with hand-carved
wood railings. A worker
was carving a replacement
post for a damaged section
so we stayed and watched
him for awhile. We also
watched two men in high
waders skimming leaves
and flower petals from the
surface of a pond within
the garden. Heidi pho-
tographed the structures
and we both took pictures
of the children's area,
which had a replica train
car children could climb
over and through and a
children's raceway, similar
to the racecars at the
Magic Kingdom at the Walt
Disney World Resort. The
difference was that these
cars were smaller and the
drivers seemed to be
younger and smaller.
At the south end of the
Melancon there was an


art museum and IMAX
Theater. To the north were
shops, restaurants and a
dock area where you could
board a pirate ship for a
sightseeing tour along the
Guayas River, which is
west of the city.
I was intrigued with the
gardens because all the
plants were similar to what
we have in Venice. The way
they were planted and
used was a stunning com-
bination of sculptural pat-
terns punctuated with
palms, bougainvillea and
other flowering trees and
plants. There were wide
curving swaths of oyster
plant, edged with rows of
mondo grass and larger
plants like ligustrum to
add height and frame
areas. The adjacent river
ultimately flows into the
Pacific Ocean, so is affect-
ed by the tides and seemed
to have a fast current.
Thanks to my digital cam-
era, I was able to shoot
short videos to prove it as
we walked along the river
in the morning and later in
the afternoon after a bus
tour of the city.
Double-decker
bus tour
A two-hour tour on a
double-decker bus cost us
just $5 each and took us all
around the city, into some
neighborhoods as well as
past the Jose Joaquin de
Olmedo Airport and what
we were told was South
America's largest and most
modern shopping mall,
the Mall del Sol.
A large group of school
children captured all the
upper deck seats but Heidi
and I and two other cam-
era-toting tourists stood at
the front of the upper
deck, ducking under tree
branches along the roads
and otherwise taking lots
of birds-eye view shots of
the city, including the
armed guards with bullet-
proof vests at every car
dealership and computer
store as well as some love-
ly parks and a university.
The children laughed the
one time we did not duck
fast enough for a tree
branch.
Back at the Melancon
2000, we checked out the


outdoor cafeterias and
ended up indoors at the
Santay Restaurant on the
upper level of the mall. I
had shrimp with native
rice for $5.90 and Heidi
had garlic shrimp for $6.90.
We each had "Limonade,"
which was bottled but tast-
ed just like fresh lemonade.
It was $1. While eating we
watched the boats on the
river. We spent the rest of
the afternoon looking at
the shops and then walked
back up 9 Octobre Avenue,
through another park.
During our day's outing,
we had seen just two Coca-
Cola signs, which struck
me as quite odd. I had to
hunt to find those two.
Limonade rules and then
Pepsi. We were back at the
hotel by 5, well before dark.
Dinner was in the Swiss-
owned hotel's La Fondu
restaurant. We had raclette
for two, cooking our own
meats and cheese on a
raclette burner placed
between us. Despite build-
ing up an appetite with


more than 6 miles of walk-
ing that day, we could not
eat it all.
After dinner we packed
up and prepared for our
9:30 a.m. flight to the
Galapagos. El Patio opens
at 6 a.m. We had time for
a full breakfast before
boarding the hotel van to
the airport for our 90-
minute Aerogal flight to
San Cristobal Island.

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PHOTO COURTESY HEIDI ADAMS
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Top: A street in Quayaquil,
Ecuador, as seen from the
top of a double-decker tour
bus.
SUN PHOTO BY KIM COOL
Left: Ramps in the Melancon
Milennium Park in Guayaquil,
Ecuador, featured wood floor-
ing. This one carries on the
sail theme evident through-
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- t.i. 1" PHOTOS COURTESY
OF JUNE STRAYER
Left: Michael Strayer
ri decorated big time for
Halloween at his home in
l W Wi alton, Ky.
SRight: Michael Strayer's
neighbor responds to
spooky times on
S- Halloween in Walton, Ky.


John and Barbara Freeman, sponsors of the Clyde
Butcher photography exhibit at the Venice Art
Center, welcome guests at the opening reception
held Friday, Nov. 7. The exhibit will run until Dec. 20
in the main gallery of the art center.


Chris Skelton, of Nokomis, visited the in-progress
renovation of the St. George Lighthouse to lend her
support in the Panhandle of Florida.


PHOTO COURTESY OF JACARANDA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Baby Rhyme and Sign Time class members and their mothers celebrate
Halloween recently at the Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library.


Editor's Note
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inches and less than 4 by 6 inches will not be used for publication.


My club


PHOTO COURTESY OFVEE GARRY-CHIULLI
Joanne Gianopulos, left, Jim Gianopulos and Stephen
Morganelli greet guests at the Venice Yacht Club dur-
ing the Epiphany Cathedral School EXTRAVAGANZA,
which followed the theme of "The Wizard of Oz."


These members of the Venice Area Historical Society are
planning a Fashion Show/Brunch at Venice Yacht Club
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 9 a.m. Fashions will be provided by Au'Tu
Shoppe of Sarasota and there will be a Chinese auction, a
50/50 drawing and a big door prize. Members of the VAHS will
portray Venice pioneers Joseph H. Lord and George, Abigail
and Adelaide Higel. Tickets are available for $25 at Venice
Stationers, Paper Pad and the Collectors Gallery and Framery.

COURTESY PHOTO
Gary DeLea, left, American
Legion Food Bank chair-
man, and Dottie Rice,
American Legion Auxiliary
Community Service chair-
man, No-Vel Post 159,
Venice, received donations
from their members for the
food bank.The Legion
always accepts donations
of nonperishable items at
the Post Home at 1770 E.
Venice Ave. for South
County Food Bank.


COURTESY PHOTO
Eugene Barattini, left, Betty Rich, John The Ver
Pelusi and Tony Rondello won the Waterw
October bocce tournament at the Italian portion
American Club of Venice. por


My preschool


Grace United Methodist preschool children hon-
ored veterans at a special Pledge of Allegiance cer-
emony on the church grounds Tuesday. The chil-
dren made a banner thanking veterans for their
service, which was delivered to the VFW.


SUN PHOTO BY BOB MUDGE
nice Sunrise Rotary Club has adopted a segment of the Venetian
'ay Park. Club members are committed to periodically cleaning up a
of the trail by the Circus Bridge.


My grandchild


PHOTO COURTESY OF DOTTIE LINDSAY
Dottie Lindsay's grandson, Shane Lindsay, 3, visit-
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6ULF-IO-BAY. Over an acre, walled and gated, IHE OAKS CLUBSIUE. Overlooking interior Heron
Infinity-edge pool, summer kitchen, covered dock course. Formal entry, beautiful chef's kitchen,
with lift & private beach. $10,950,000. Palmer cagedterracewith pool,spa and grill. 1,295,000.
Ranch office, 966-8000.#A310605 Palmer Ranch office, 966-8000.#A375610


ENGLEWOOD. Lessthanone miletothe beach,this
gorgeous 3BR Key West-style pool home boasts
an open floor plan & saltwater pool. $597,000.
Englewood office, 473-7750.#D5770815


UAKS PKESEKVE. Maintenance-tree, custom-
designed home on a private cul-de-sac with
original Oaks charm. Widow's walk with views
over Eagle Preserve. $595,000. Palmer Ranch
office, 966-8000. #A3896547


VENICE ACKES. Beautiful Paradise home with
approximately4,000 sq.ft., 5BRs &3-cargarage
on 1.25 acres with pool. $559,900. Venice office,
485-5421.#N5763137


ENGLEWuOO. with over280' otseawall &almost
3,000 sq. ft., this updated home has an open
plan, water views and a 2-car garage. $525,000
Englewood office, 473-7750.#D530108


WILLOWCHASE.Conterra modelwith exceptional
upgrades, saltwater pool, Cambria counters &
upgraded wood cabinets. Maintenance-free.
$449,000. Venice office, 485-5421. #N5762286


nuOUMIS. Lustom designed, meticulously Kept
home with large rooms & great island kitchen
with breakfast room overlooking pool, canal and
dock. $379,000. St. Armands office, 388-4447.
#A3894330
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WONDERFUL BEACH GETAWAY. This furnished
one-bedroom is just steps away from the beach.
Good rental history. 5375,000. Englewood office,
473-7750. #D495906


BLtKMUUAILLUB WLI. Mainenance-Tree nome
overlooking the 2nd hole of a championship
golf course. 4BR, great room plan and spacious
lanai. $359,900. Plantation office, 493-2500.
#N5762391


VLrNIC. Furnisneda l~ nome in a oeacn
community. Updated with great kitchen &
spacious living area. $359,000. Palmer Ranch
office, 966-8000. #A362471


NOKOMIS. Darling multi-plex less than a mile
to Nokomis Beach. Attractive, updated & well
maintained. Quiet cul-de-sac location. 5329,000
Venice office, 485-5421.#N5762999


RIVENDELL WOODLANDS. Immaculate &
spacious 3BR plus den home with split plan,
great room design, open kitchen & preserve
views. $329,000. Palmer Ranch office, 966-8000.
#A3897316


THE OAKS. Adorned with custom features
throughout, thisexquisite Mediterranean-
style home overlooks a picturesque lake &
golf course. $1,375,000. Betty Mullinnix
& Steve Abbe, 349-3444 or 928-3441.
#A3897189
THE OAKS. Traditional Bo MacEwen/Cliff
Scholz desing for this updated & reno-
vated home with the finest finishes.
$1,195,000. Nicole Hammons-Dovgopolyi,
966-8000 or 356-5849. #A3897271
OAK CREEK. Elegant, custom built home
with just under 3,600 sq. ft. of gracious
living, 3BRs &office. $775,000. Stephanie
Bugatti, 966-8000 or 504-0978.
#A3893267
NOKOMIS BAY FRONT. 2BR plus den
Key West-style home on an oversized
lot. Hardwood floors, multi-level decks
with a spa, boat ramp & more. $550,000.
Nell Taylor, 485-5421 or 376-9623.
#N5761399
SOUTH CREEK. Elegence and sophisti-
cation abound in this impeccably main-
tained 4BR, 3,100-sq.-ft. Rutenburg
home. $539,426. Cathi Reali, 966-8000
or 232-8200.#A3897134
WATERFRONT ESTATES. Shakett Creek
waterfront home in immaculate condi-
tion. Completely remodeled, dock with
boat lift. Priced below equity. $525,000.
Annette Ayers, 966-8000. #A343708
MERIDIAN. Private elevator, 2,700
sq. ft., 3BR plus den condo. Hardwood
floors, granite counters & private park-
ing. $499,000. Janis Collier, 951-6660 or
313-1212. #A386169
WATERFRONT ESTATES. Water access
to the Gulf. Features a 7,0001b. boat lift,
jet ski davit, newer a/c, hurricane shut-
ters & water views. $498,000. Jon Butz,
951-6660 or 780-4391. #A3892647
SOUTH CREEK. Wonderful West of the
Trail homewith beautiful lanai & heated
saltwater pool. $449,000. Elizabeth
Phillips, P.A., 966-8000 or 223-3344.
#A3896846
MISSION VALLEY ESTATES. Experience
this special property, surrounded by a
lush, almost 2 acres to create ultimate
privacy. $435,000. Elizabeth Phillips, P.A.,
966-8000 or 223-3344. #A3892708
THE INLETS. Canal-front home features
25' dock, largewood deck, 3BRs, fireplace
& only one bridge to bay. Clubhouse
with amenities. $399,000. Helen Pape,
485-5421 or 223-1457. #N573164
BLACKBURN HARBOR. 2BR condo
with spacious master suite & balcony
access, chef's kitchen & stunning views.
Community pool & tennis. $399,000.
Judy Limekiller, 966-8000 or 374-4802.
#A3894077


ISLAND OF VENICE. Relax & enjoy life in this
remodeled 2BR home with 2-cargarage. Kitchen
was opened up and remodeled. 5308,000. Venice
office, 485-5421. #N5761890


WILLOWBEND. Maintenance-free,
designer decorated homewith 3BR, den,
2-car garage &custom pool with lush foli-
age. $359,000. Barbara E Gahry, 966-8000
or 586-3936. #A3893254
PARK TRACE ESTATES. 4BR, 3-car
garage pool home features crown mold-
ing, hardwood floors, fenced backyard &
paver pool deck. $349,900. Jody Skapyak,
966-8000 or 400-5603. #A389061
OAKS BAYSIDE. Beautiful water view
from this oversized home site. Bring
your kayak or canoe. Minutes to Pine
View School. $299,000. Nicole Hammons-
Dovgopolyi, 966-8000 or 356-5849.
#A347268
RIVENDELL. Light, bright, maintenance-
freecottagewith 10'ceilings, 2BRs, court-
yard through French doors, & a 2-car
garage. $289,500. Elizabeth Holman,
349-3444 or 356-0709. #A376492
THE INLETS. 2BR villa with tile floors,
French doors, bonus room & newly
painted. Gated community with many
amenities. $259,000. Jeanne Ballock,
485-5421 or 468-1738. #N5761530
LAUREL HOLLOW. 3BR villa in a
gated community, one mile to beach.
Features an updated kitchen, tile, built-
in spa & hurricane shutters. $249,000.
Bonnie Morley, 966-8000 or 416-4278.
#A385038
OAKS. Large lot to build your estate-
type home. Potential for water views.
$225,000. Janis Collier, 951-6660 or
313-1212. #A379482
NOKOMIS. Canal-front home with Gulf
access. Great lot at end of cul-de-sac.
Refinished hardwood floors & large lanai.
$190,000. Stephen Wooster, 966-8000 or
350-1220. #A389175
BAY POINT PARK. Spanish-style bunga-
low. Live in or build your dream home.
Includes 50' x 125' vacant corner lot.
$189,000. Annette Ayers, 966-8000.
#A368271
BAY POINT. Charming old Florida-style
home on the west side, close to the beach.
Features newer a/c, fireplace & family
room. $174,000. Nell Taylor, 485-5421 or
321-8975. #N575281


BAYSHORE ESTATES. Beautiful views
of the Intracoastal & bay from this 3BR
home. Features an expansive great room
& a large deck. $995,000. Greg Novak,
485-5421. #N574858
BOCA ROYALE. Situated lakefrontwithin
Englewood's prestigious Boca Royale,this
4BR Rutenberg boasts a private study,
custom kitchen & pool/spa. $798,500.
Toby Delbridge, 473-7750 or 320-6360.
#D5770413


VENETIAN GOLF & RIVER. Prestigious WCI SOUTHWOOD.Impressive&impeccabledescribe
Coreiggo model with many upgrades.Situated on this maintenance-free home. Features imported
a beautiful lake lotwith room fora pool. $269,000. Italian tile, cook's kitchen, 2BR & den. $267,900.
Lakewood Ranch office, 907-9595. #A3895497 Venice office, 485-5421. #N5762140


NOKOMIS
221 BAYSHORE ROAD. $1,499,500.Helen Moore, 206 VESTAVIA DR. $387,000. Robert Brooker,
724-2030. #N575019 445-0861N5761540
PUNTA GORDA631 MAY APPLE WAY. $359,000. Jeanne Ballock,
28959 SMUGGLERS LANE. $849,900. Ellen Baker, 468-1738. #N569524
268-4999.#D5770164 696 MISTY PINE DR. $348,000. Jim Sweat,
VENICE 306-7384. #N5762897
704 GRANADA AVE. $1,375,000. Joan Mcmahon, 5012 SEAGRASS DR. $267,900. Maryanne Kurtz,
306-9353. #N571936 441-6624. #N5762140
530 N RIVER RD. $895,000. Cheryl Picken, 140GRANDOAKCIR.$264,900.Jo-anneSckowska,
504-7101.#A385723 321-8975.#N5763002
605 MENENDEZ ST. $699,900. Sherrey Welch, 1801 PLUM LN. $234,900. Jim Sweat, 306-7384.
223-6318. #N5763214 #N5761881
504 S SHORE DR. $599,900. Bill Eckler, 408-5363. 1888 SAN SILVESTRO DR. $232,000. Joan
#N5763008 Mcmahon, 306-9353.#N5763298
443 FAIRWAY ISLES DR. $569,000. Wally Turner, 301 WEXFORD TER. $224,900. Bambi Utton,
716-1227.#N573952 228-4881.#N575615
1315 GUARDIAN DR. $559,900. Marlene Manning, 1781 SAN SILVESTRO DR. $213,900. Betty Knight,
416-0418. #N5763137 928-3019. #N5761977
950 TARPON CENTER DR# 103. $499,900.Jackie 614 BACK NINE. 5189,900. Martha Pike, 716-4392.
Kennedy,266-4074.#N5761807 #N574383
1170 CIELO CT. $449,000. Bob Harsch, 223-3690. 1031 WEXFORD BLVD # 1031. $174,900. Cindy
#N5762286 Dillander, 716-3203. #N5760958
205 GREYWING CT. $399,900. Maryanne Kurtz, 540 CATALINA ISLES CIRCLE. $153,000. Mary
441-6624. #N5762266 Samples, 416-1591. #N559676


VENICE ISLAND. Beautifully, completely
remodeled homewith professional land-
scaping &deeded beach access. $699,900.
Sherrey Welch, 485-5421 or 223-6318.
#N5763214
GULF & JETTY VIEWS from this 4th
floor end unit. Tastefully furnished
with an updated kitchen, enclosed lanai
& immediate occupancy. $550,000.
Jeanne Ballock, 485-5421 or 468-1738.
#N526534
VENICE GOLF & CC. Distinction, class,
elegance & comfort. 2007-built Spanish
Mediterranean residence. Enjoy lake
views on 3 sides. $549,900. Katie Malloy,
493-2500 or 468-2483. #N574696
VENICE ISLAND. Spectacular, profes-
sionally redone 2BR end unit on the
Gulf. Wonderful views from kitchen,
dining room &open air balcony. $549,000.
Sherrey Welch, 485-5421 or 223-6318.
#N5763118
HAMMOCKSAT CAPE HAZE. Newer unit
features 3BR, crown molding & fantastic
water views. Community fitness center,
pool, tennis & Ibis clubhouse. $545,000.
Toby Delbridge, 473-7750 or 320-6360.
#D556608
VENETIA. Gorgeous lakefront home in
Venetia. Great room plan with 3BRs,
over 2,800 sq. ft., den & pool. $539,000.
Larry Brown, 485-5421 or 544-4891.
#N5762080
VENICE GOLF & CC. Tile floors stretch
throughout most of this 4BR home.
Beautiful pool surrounded by brick
pavers. $529,000. Diane Fuchs, 485-5421
or 266-8006. #N5761371


VENICE ISLAND. Absolute perfection
in this 2BR beachfront condo. Fully
furnished with great style. $499,900.
Jackie Kennedy, 485-5421 or 266-4074.
#N5761807
MYAKKA RIVER TRAILS. 5+ acre
waterfront lot on the Myakka River with
access to Charlotte Harbor. 290' board-
walk & dock already built. $499,000.
Janice Bradley, 951-6660 or 302-3496.
#A3894568
ENGLEWOOD. Totally remodeled 3BR
home on over an acre of landscaped
privacy. Beautiful & relaxing lake
views from lanai/pool area. $479,900.
Joni Mclendon, 473-7750 or 504-1947.
#D5769474
PALM ISLAND ESTATES. Fullyfurnished
beachfront condominium with 2BRs &
miles of unspoiled beaches. $449,000.
Courtney Boyer, 473-7750 or 286-8208.
#D5770676
OVERBROOK GARDENS. Waterfront
sanctuary with no bridges to the ICW,
dock, seawall & lift. 3BR, 2-car garage
home is on sailboat water. $439,000.
Darlene Beck, 473-7750 or 223-9077.
#D575609
WOODMERE LAKES. Exceptional lake-
front for this 3-4BR pool home in one of
Venice's most convenient areas. $349,900.
Helen Moore, 485-5421 or 724-2030.
#N5763225
BELLA COSTA. Water views on Venice
Island from this immaculate, tastefully
furnished condo. Heated pool, billiards
& more. $325,000. Greg Oberlander,
485-5421 or 468-1460. #N576030


STONEYBROOKAT VENICE. Overlooking pond
&greenbelt,features include tray ceilings, wood
cabinets,solid counters&acovered lanai. $259,900.
Plantation office, 493-2500. #N5762560


PLACIDA. Located on tranquil Coral
Creek, this property accommodates shal-
low draft to access the ICW. Large oaks
offer privacy. $325,000. Patricia Szemkus,
473-7750 or 662-0575. #D572554
WILLOW CHASE. Gorgeous 3BR, 2006-
built pool homewith 3-car garage. Enjoy
wonderful amenities in this maintenance-
free community. $309,900. Janis Collier,
951-6660 or 313-1212. #A3897164
ST. ANDREWS. Upgraded 2BR plus den
villa with gourmet kitchen & screened
lanai. $270,900. Bambi Utton, 493-2500
or228-4881.#N570470
ISLAND OF VENICE. Unbelievable land
opportunity on Venice Island. Centrally
located near beaches, Venetian Waterway
& parks. $265,000. Denise Mattmuller,
966-8000 or 232-8055. #A349860
MYAKKA RIVER. 9.77 acres in a gated
riverfront community with boat dock,
pool, tennis court, underground utilities&
horse trails. $249,000. Jo-Anne Sckowska,
485-5421 or 321-8975. #N529471
MANASOTA KEY. Newly available unit
in Sunburst, just steps from the beach.
Features partial Gulf views, on-site prop-
erty management & income potential.
$245,000. Toby Delbridge, 473-7750 or
320-6360.#D573092
PLANTATION GOLF & CC. Meticulously
maintained 3BR home with a wooded
view. Located in a gated area of the
Plantation Golf& CountryClub. $244,900.
Nell Taylor, 493-2500 or 716-3203.
#N539046
QUAIL LAKE. On a cul-de-sac, around
the corner from communityclubhouse&
heated pool. Designer tile, Pella windows
& 2-car garage. $199,000. Elizabeth
Phillips, P.A., 966-8000 or 223-3344.
#A370622
FARMINGTON VISTAS. Enjoy sunset
views of the 17th fairway on a pristine
golf course from this 2BR maintnance-
free condo, turnkey furnished. $189,900.
Susan Brooker, 493-2500 or 223-6055.
#N5761388
PELICAN POINTE. 2BR villa in a gated
golf course community with clubhouse,
pro-shop & tennis. Tranquil lake views
and turnkey furnished. $189,900. Martha
Pike, 485-5421 or 716-4392. #N574383
FARMINGTON VISTAS. Beautifully
remodeled 2BR end unit with new
counters/appliances, enclosed lanai,
new carpet & roof. Partially furnished.
$179,000. Bambi Utton, 493-2500 or
228-4881.#N569919
VENICE. Updated & immaculate turnkey
furnished condominium enjoys fantas-
tic golf course,water& clubhouse views.
$172,900. Robert Brooker, 493-2500 or
445-0861. #N5761529


NORTH PORT. Adorable 3BR home on a quiet
street in a friendly neighborhood. Floor plan
designed for comfortable, carefree living
$109,000. Venice office, 485-5421. #N5762094


PLANTATION GOLF & CC. Spectacular
lake & golf course views create perfect
sunsets from this beautifully furnished
condominium. $169,900. Katie Malloy,
493-2500 or 468-2483. #N5762002
SOUTH VENICE. Completely updated
with wood cabinets, tile, carpet &
designer decorations. Turnkeyfurnishings
negotiable. $149,900. Cheryl Mclaren,
485-5421 or 356-2463. #N5761688
SOUTH VENICE. Professional landscape
creates a private garden oasis for this
impeccably maintained split plan home.
$144,000. Beverly Katchen, 473-7750.
#D5770508
ENGLEWOOD. This 3BR home is in excel-
lent condition & offers a large a/c lanai,
newer roof& proximity to beach. $99,500.
Darlene Beck, 473-7750 or 223-9077.
#D5770141
GULF FRONT CONDO. Studio residence,
totally redone and turnkey furnished.
Murphy bed, private beach and on-site
rental agency. $89,500. Ingrid Blokzijl,
485-5421 or 416-6294. #N5761773
OPEN PARCEL. Vacant lot for you to
build your own special home. Private
South Venice Beach location. $30,000.
Mary Samples, 485-5421 or 416-1591.
#N575840


SOUTH GULF COVE. Sailboat home
built with beauty & ability to withstand
sustained 199-mph winds. $595,000.
Virginia Hamilton, 473-7750. #D545919
NORTH PORT. Nearly 5 private acres
of natural Florida beauty surround this
lovely country home. Features a chef's
kitchen, pool & outdoor grill. $529,000.
Courtney Boyer, 473-7750 or 286-8208.
#D5769193
BOBCAT TRAIL. 4BR pool home in
a beautiful golf course community.
Gourmet island kitchen offers granite
& European-style wood. $389,900. Ellen
Baker, 473-7750 or 268-4999. #C695524
LARGE FAMILY HOME with a flow-
through floor plan & 4BRs. Newly
constructed. $328,000. Veronica
Anderson, 473-7750 or 628-3964.
#D547786
SOUTH GULF COVE. Beautiful over-
sized sailboat water lot. Gorgeous
views of Aquarius Waterway. No
bridges to Charlotte Harbor. $320,000.
Phillip Corcoran, 473-7750 or 586-2134.
#D497487
NORTH PORT. Beautiful updated 3BR
home with an all-new kitchen in a very
nice community. $115,001. Steven Bailey,
485-5421 or 786-4632. #N5761818


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Lake Wales, 3 br. 2 ba.
enclosed heated pool,
almost 1 acre, beauti-
ful home and property,
fenced back yard, 20 x
12 detached work-
shop, located in com-
munity with lake
access, dock, tennis
ct. call for more info;
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Homes & Lots
Some Without Reserve
1pm Nov. 16th
Crowne Plaza Hotel
13051 Bell Tower Dr.,
Ft. Myers
Online Bidding Available
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3 BDR. 2 Bath POOL
HOME ON WATER.
SOUTH GULF COVE.
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
$350,000.
(601)-636-2806

1022 ENGLEWOOD
FOR SALE

103 Mark Twain Ln.
3/2/2 Fam Rm & Huge
lanai $188K
8 Par View Rd. 3/2/2
Pool home in Long Mead-
ow $198K
48 Bunker Circle
Huge 3/2/2 pool home
on Golf Course $244K
47 Sportsman Lane.
Huge 3/2/2 Pool Home
on Canal $259K
Terry Long
941-830-2347
RE/MAX Bayside
711 Boundary Blvd .
Huge 4/2/2 w/ pool Over-
sized lot $289K
248 Medalist Rd. Brand
New 3/2/2 Pool Home
abuts Golf Course $309K
207 Rotonda Blvd.
Newer Huge 5 Bedroom
Pool Home $299,500
883 Rotonda Blvd.
Newer Huge 3/2.5/2+
w/ pool on rotonda River
$339K
Terry Long
941-830-2347
RE/MAX Bayside.
DON'T RENT. OWN NEW!
3 BR 2.5 BATH $3K
DOWN, LOW FIXED RATE,
ZERO CLOSING COSTS.
PAYMENTS UNDER
$1000.00 CALL 888-
213-2104 FOR DETAILS
Gulf Cove 3/2/2 Fenced
Yrd, Renovated + Updat-
ed, Tile, New Lanai, Furn?.
$139K (941)-697-2987


1022 ENGLEWOOD
FOR SALE

Open Daily Noon4
Builder's Model 3/2/2
$129,900 1311sf
12542 Gulfstream Blvd.
Coastal Living Realty.
941-685-3930
www.newenglewoodhomes corn
Waterfront 5066
Ackley Terrace Right
on the Myakka River Gulf
Access River Views. 2
Lots, Protected Side
Canal $385,000
FREE HOME with the
purchase of this Over-
sized waterfront lot with
no bridges to the Gulf of
Mexico. 1985 Georgia Av
$345K
135 Wilhelm Drive -
Walk to Englewood
beach, updated! Metal
Roof! $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

DON'T RENT. OWN NEW!
3 BR 2.5 BATH $3K
DOWN, LOW FIXED RATE,
ZERO CLOSING COSTS.
PAYMENTS UNDER
$1000.00 CALL 888-
213-2104 FOR DETAILS

1024 NORTH PORT

4/2/2 Canal Front, Built
'01, Near Toledo Blade.
$175,000. Make offer
Investment RIty 492-5050


6 Mths No Interest!
OR Payments starting
$600/mo
Owner financing or
Lease Option.
Many houses, Many
programs. All Homes
3BR/2BA/Gar
Prices Starting at
$79K 941-716-0040

BUILDER'S CLOSE OUT!
LAST HOME ON WATER
& GOLF COURSE IN
HERON CREEK! 3BR,
DEN, 3 CAR GARAGE.
POOL/SPA. THE FINEST
UPGRADES! 354,900.00
MAKE ME AN OFFER.
CALL JOY 941-209-9359
DON'T RENT. OWN NEW!
3 BR 2.5 BATH $3K
DOWN, LOW FIXED RATE,
ZERO CLOSING COSTS.
PAYMENTS UNDER
$1000.00 CALL 888-
213-2104 FOR DETAILS
HANDYMAN SPECIAL
OWNER FINANCING
$500/mo.
Call 941-429-0293
Like New 3/2/2 $79,900
1835 Rival Terr.
Move in Condition. 3/2/1
$67,900 2526 Roxbury
Cir 941-661-1479
D SAT. & SUN., 8am-?,
2757 Lucaya Ave.
(Price to Cranberry to
Lucaya) YARD SALE! Grill,
Patio Set & MORE!!

1025 PT CHARLOTTE
FOR SALE

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

DON'T RENT. OWN NEW!
3 BR 2.5 BATH $3K
DOWN, LOW FIXED RATE,
ZERO CLOSING COSTS.
PAYMENTS UNDER
$1000.00 CALL 888-
213-2104 FOR DETAILS
FSBO 3/2/2 Kingsgate
55+. Lovely home on
11th hole. Waterway. A
Must See! 941-661-9996
FSBO single family one
story home @ 3538 Pine-
tree St. 3BR, 2BA,
attached garage,
$280,000.315-685-1248
PC, 3bd/lba $49,700.
4bd/2ba $83,000.
Both move in condition!
(941)-457-7077
PRICED TO SELL!


1025 PT CHARLOTTE
FOR SALE


TO ADVERTISE
IN THE
SHOWCASE
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CALL JILL,
941-429-3116
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1026 PUNTA GORDA
FOR SALE

LARGE 3BR CONDO
in Fountain Court,
never lived in. $170K.
(941)-639-3516

SOUTH VENICE
FOR SALE

DON'T RENT. OWN NEW.
3 BR 2.5 BATH $3K
DOWN, LOW FIXED RATE,
ZERO CLOSING COSTS.
PAYMENTS UNDER
$1000.00 CALL 888-
213-2104 FOR DETAILS

1028 VENICE FOR
SALE

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



CONDO at 521 W. Venice
Ave #14, Venice. Previ-
ously valued at $210K.
Starting bid $50K.
Showing Now!
(941)-320-6995




e-,o serve
Nov. 18th at 1PM
2BR/2BA Furnished
417 Andros Dr. on
Site Clubhouse Pool




DON'T RENT. OWN NEW.
3 BR 2.5 BATH $3K
DOWN, LOW FIXED RATE,
ZERO CLOSING COSTS.
PAYMENTS UNDER
$1000.00 CALL 888-
213-2104 FOR DETAILS

1029 SARASOTA FOR
SALE

DON'T RENT. OWN NEW.
3 BR 2.5 BATH $3K
DOWN, LOW FIXED RATE,
ZERO CLOSING COSTS.
PAYMENTS UNDER
$1000.00 CALL 888-
213-2104 FOR DETAILS

1030 WATERFRONT
HOMES

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

ENGL. '04, Beautiful 3/2/3,
lift, quick gulf access, super
neighborhood. $499K.
941475-2917.

ISLAND SHORES
BEACHFRONT CONDO
2BR/2BA high ceilings.
Priv. pool ent. $599,900.
941-416-3829
Owner/Broker

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


RIVERFRONT
W/GULF ACCESS!!!
OWNER FINANCING
OR LEASE OPTION
Like New 3/3/2
Oversized Pool, Dock
& Seawall.
Reduced Now' $298K
Call 941-716-0040
www.mmhammer.com


1030 WATERFRONT
HOMES


Spectacular Mediter-
ranean Waterfront 3/2
Condos with boat docks.
Gorgeous canal views.
New construction 1800
sf, granite, stainless.
Blow out at $349K! 817
Via Tripoli Andrews and
Assoc. 941-504-7769
WATERFRONT HOME! 9
Min. to Harbor. All ameni-
ties. Must see. Reduced!
$175K. (941)457-9439

1040 CONDOS/VILLAS
FOR SALE

Bird Bay Golf Course Villa,
2/2, Ldry rm, Cport, 8x25
Porch, Cath Ceilings, $199k
Investment RIty 492-5050
Birdbayrealty.com
In Bird Bay Village
In City Limits of Venice
Golf, Tennis, Pools,
BUYERS
MARKET
3 Conv/2 Lakeside $144,800
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
3 Conv./2b Lakeside $SOLD
2/2 w/Deck/Lake $199,999
2/2 4 Plex Condo $SOLD
1/1 Corner Condo $85,000
2 Conv/2 Golf Crse $193,500
3 Conv./2 Lakeside $178,500
3 Conc./2 SS Appl $144,800
2/2 Villa Golf Crse $189,900
2/2 Condo GolfCrse$180,000
2/2 Waterside $204,500
2/2/2 Villa w/ patio $195,000
2/2 patio hm villa SOLD
2/2 Grnd fir, Split $109,000
3/2/2 Lg. Villa $260,000
Call For Full Inventory
730 US-41 By-Pass N.,
Venice, FL 34285
(941)485-4804 or
1-800-464-8497

Chestnut Creek Villa.
844 Bayport Cr 2/2/1
55+ Low fees. A++ Cond
FSBO Price Reduced!
$155,000 941-964-0410
DON'T RENT. OWN NEW!
3 BR 2.5 BATH $3K
DOWN, LOW FIXED RATE,
ZERO CLOSING COSTS.
PAYMENTS UNDER
$1000.00 CALL 888-
213-2104 FOR DETAILS
MURDOCK, $135,400
Condo 2B2FB,Tile fl,
nook, cath. ceiling
1200sf. 941-769-0228

NEW VILLAS!
Developer Says...
Make Me An Offer!
Last 2 Units-
2 Bedrooms + Den,
2 Bath-Beautiful!
Close-Out Price-
$179,900.
+ Incentives
Visit Our Model at
325 Monaco, P.G.
Open Thurs.-Sun.
12-4 (or by appt.)
FLORIDA
HERITAGE REALTY INC.
941-637-0132


P.C. across from Cultural
Ctr. 2/2, 55+, owner anx-
ious. Lowest price! FSBO
$52K 941-766-7586


SPECIAL OF THE
WEEK
NEW on Market
PELICAN POINTE
Stunning 3/2 Corner
Villa with 2 car garage
1600+ sqft, under air,
Built in 1999 LOW
Buyers Market price
$265,000
BIRD BAY REALTY
Venice office 484-6777
or 1-800-464-8497


1040 CONDOS/VILLAS
FOR SALE

Venice Island 2/2
Lg. LR & FL rm, garage,
walk to beach
Investment RIty 492-5050

1070 DUPLEXES FOR
SALE


Englewood, 2 for 1,
2/2 each side, live in
one, rent the other. A
steal at $130,000
941-628-0251


1090 MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE

$19,500 Dbl. Wide
2B/2BA, Harbor Cove -
North Port, Beautiful
55+ Waterfront Park.
Owner can finance
(941) 223-8019

14'X60' MB
2BR/2ba, furnished,
heated pool, 55+
941-626-0801

2B/1B MH located in Sun-
rise MH Park in Arcadia.
$8,000 obo call (941)-
255-9921

2BR/1.5ba, Dbl wide
LR & huge lanai, New
paint, pets ok. Very
clean! RIDGEWOOD
VENICE, $19K 941-
408-0206 /223-2038

2BR/1.5BA, Sunnybreeze
large lot $48,000.
863-990-8876

55+ NEW factory direct
14X48 furn. 2/1 $27,500
Small but sweet 1BR
$3500. 941474-1353

Holiday Park 55+, 1973
Single wide 2BR/2BA, all
new floors & H/W heater.
roof over, furn. Scrn lanai.
Must sell. $53,900. Avail.
now (941)-876-4577

Like new 2/2/CP, screen
room, shed, 40+ commu-
nity in P.G. $21.950 obo,
(941)-626-7829

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 $7900 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 Manasota
Beach, dbl wide resales
941-474-3636.

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

Venice Isles Land owned
2 pools 2/1 on creek
$62k Investment RIty
492-5050

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

Venice/Engl Japanesse
Gardens. Newly renovat-
ed. 2 master suites.
$69900 (941)-276-7831


1095 MANUFACTURED
HOMES FOR SALE


Community Wide
OPEN HOUSE
SAT. & SUN.
11A.M to 3 P.M.
Nov. 15 & 16
55+ Resident Owned
Waterfront Community
with Private Marina

*Mfg. Homes & Sites*
Available

HARBOR COVE
U.S. 41 -2 miles South
of River Rd. -North Port
(941)-426-0666


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


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

$750/MO PC, Nice 3/2/1
All tile, new kitchen and
baths. Nice area. Pets
OK. 941-743-2040

I *2/2 waterview like I
new condo. Island of
Venice $795/mo
941-488-8143

*Affordable
3BR & 4BR Newer,
Spacious, N P homes
941-223-6067
owner broker

1935 SF under air, 3/2/2
w/ large lanai, lawn &
pest incl. $1000 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, Engl

3/2/2, 1885 SF under
air, Burnt Store Village.
$1000 mo. Incl. pest &
lawn. 1st, & sec 941-
8154013

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



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Houses start @ $475
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Walking Distance To Beach. Totally gorgeous home, built in 2004, with
over 2,500 s.f. featuring 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, plus an Office or Den.
Roman shower and big soaking tub. Lovely caged pool & fountain & 2
separate lanais for entertaining. 2 car aaraae with paver-brick driveway


351 W. Venice Ave.,

Venice, FL 34285


941-485-9J1Q,~


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LAS CASAS
2/2 Wonderful location! This
condo has 2 master suites and
a totally remodeled kitchen
with granite counters & wood
cabinets. Swim all year in the
heated pool. $115,000
MICHELE LADIG
DIRECT: 416-4322


3113 MEADOW RUN
Willow Springs-2/2/2-This is
the one you've been waiting
for! The lake views are
breathtaking from every room
in the house! Family room also
features an atrium. $239,500
CINDY FUCSIK
DIRECT: 416-5103


1144 PINELAND
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 DETER
DIRECT: 809-7305


3/2/2 POOL HOME
on corner lot with lots of
upgrades & just 2 miles to
Manasota Beach. Large open
eat-in kitchen, all new windows.
& flooring, large enclosed
lanai. $248,500
MARY ELLEN DEITER I
DIRECT: 809-7305


VVWAI THI-UHU
3/2/2 Great room home on
the golf course with updated
kitchen & oversized garage.
Move-in condition!
$285,900
CLIFF STILES
DIRECT: 468-3606


bOUU I H VINIU
3/2/2 Tenant already in place!
You can buy this short sale
property and start earning
money right away! This home
is in great shape just waiting
for new owners! $155,900
CATHY JEWELL
DIRECT: 223-7561


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1-2 Bdrms $400 $775
3-4 Bdrms $600 $900
4 Bdrms $600 $850
1,2 & 3 Bdrm. Condos
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Beautiful 3/2,blocks from
downtown Punta Gorda in
Gilchrist Park. $785 863-
494-1055 or 916-3345
Brand new 1935 SF
under air, 3/2/2 w/pool,
lawn & pest incl. $1250
mo. 1st & sec. Burnt
Store Lakes. 941-815-
4013
Brand new 1960 SF
under air, 3/2/2 w/lanai,
lawn & pest incl. $1050
mo. 1st & sec. Burnt
Store Lakes. 941-815-
4013
Brand New 2 & 3 bed.
Condo's & Homes.
Near Beaches, Nice
amenities from $850
mo. 941-350-1288
BRAND NEW 3/2/1
Trop Gulf Acres, 12433
Catalina Dr. $795/mo.
(310) 613-8779
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 VIL-
LAGE P.G. Gorgeous
3BR/2BA w/ O/Size
2CG, Pool $1095mo
(941)-380-0889
BUY! 4/B HUD $29,200!
Only $232/mo. 5% Down,
15yrs @ 8%. For listings
800-366-9783 ext 7584

Char Harbor Cottage, 2/1
walk to pier, sm pet ok,
$700 mo 1st, last, & Sec
941-639-8497
Cute 2/1 on corner lot,
big walk-in closet, ceram-
ic floors inside laundry
$650. 941-391-1985
DEEP CREEK New 4/2/2,
Washer & Dryer, screen
lanai, liv. & din. rm $1050
mo 321-213-0168


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

E. Englewood 2/1, par-
tially fenced, Sm Pet Ok.
Call for Details $625
(941)-697-0465

East Englewood. 2/2/1,
updated, lanai, w/d, pet
okay, $700 mo. + securi-
ty 941-698-6692

El Jobean Cozy 2/2
Mobile Home on Canal.
Pet OK. $700 mo.
(941)-350-1288

Eng. 3/3/2 estate home
on 5 acres, lakeview,
$1,500. RE/MAX Alliance
Pat, (941)475-7603

Engl 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.
Quiet Street near beach.
$700. (941)-697-1502

ENGL/GROVE CITY
Really cute 2/1 w/
bonus room $700 + 1
mth. (941)-474-1102

Engl/Rotonda 3 nice hous-
es all 3/2/2 two w/
pools 13346 Carter St
6195 Grandeur St
Starting at $950. Ron
941-2234781

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


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Gardens Gulf Cove
3/2/1 newer tile, carpet
$700 mo $500 sec
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941-473-0718
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Englewood spacious 3/2,
w/d, hot tub, screened
lanai, private. $875 +
dep. (941)628-9076

ENGLEWOOD, Light, airy,
2/1. Tile, laundry rm,
gar, 2 sheds, $795/mo.
941-315-0646

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1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

Grove City 2/2 Clean &
well maintained, covered
boat dock, gulf access.
$990 (239)-207-0063
Gulf Cove custom 3/2/2
on canal, 2200sf. tiled,
$1,000 mo. No Smoke.
(207)-229-8547



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Annual or Seasonal
(941)-629-3337 or
(313)-600-5238
www.mbgvacationproperties.com

Large Home in Arcadia
for rent 4B/3B, CHA, Lg
Living rm, Family rm &
screened porch. Prime
location (863)-494-
7736
Murdock, 18054 Acker-
man, 3BR/2BA/1CG +
den & fireplace, $800.
mo + dep. 941-766-1828
N Port 3/2 on Canal.
$825/mo. 1st, last &
Sec. 941-234-3281,
234-8123 or 460-8263
N Port HOUSES, 2/1,
CHA, clean, remodeled,
$600 mo. 1st. &sec.
941-423-8029
N. Port FREE RENT!
Nice 2/2/1, on water,
great n'hood. $795. Call
now! 810-441-2162
N. Port New 3/2/2
Great area $850/mo
(941)7164369
N. PORT, 3/2/2,
NEARLY NEW HOME,
Rent or Rent-to-Own
Cell (248)-910-0341
N.P. 2731 Soprano
Lane, 3/2/2, screened
lanai, private, $975 +
dep. 941-615-7702
N.P. 3/2/2, all Ig. tile,
breakfast bar all fans Gib-
lin Dr. off Sumter $800
mo. Tony 941-391-4018

No Port 3BR/2BA
RENT TO OWN
Move right in, Easy
qualify, city
water,$875/mo
(941)-716-4451
NOKOMIS, Cute 2br/lba,
Huge scr. back porch, W/D,
fenced yd & shed $800
(941)485-3852/716-3650


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

Nokomis, Waterfront, 2/2
NewTile/Carpet, Dock,
Shed, Close to Beach,
$800/mo. (941)-349-6338



I.09o1ice dEall


North Port
3/2 Affinity $775/A
3/2 Jollivette $850/A
3/2 Hartsdale $800/A
3/2 Charleston Park
Gated, $950/A
Englewood
2/1.5 Morning Dove $550/A
2/2 McFadden $750/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 $750/A
2/1 Boundary $575/A
2/1 Boundary $600/A
2/2 Boundary $600/A
Deep Creek:
3/2 Ultra Marine $795/A
Seasonal
2/2 Dblwide $1400/S
3/2 Medalist, pool $2800/S
2/2 Harbor Cove $1600/S
2/2 Green St $900/S

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

North Port 3/2/2 Heated
pool, Lawn & Pool care
included $1,100 month-
call John 941-628-9251
North Port Cottage
Ibd/lba on 3 acres
very quiet, $525 + elec-
tric. (941)-423-0002
North Port near
Sumpter new 3/2/2
w/lanai, Pet OK. $875
mo. 941-350-1288
NORTH PORT, Ibr/ Iba,
$500/mo. water includ-
ed. First & Deposit.
941-426-7297


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

NORTH PORT, 2/2/1 Pool
Home, priv. fenced in
back yard, shed,
$795/mo. 1st, last, $600
sec. dep. (941)-716-2177
North Port, 4/2/2 Formal
living & dining, eat in
kitchen, FR, sec. 8 ok.
$900 mo. 941-426-1796
North Port, new luxury
built '05, 3/2/2, Irg.
yard, 5063 Sister Terr.
$985. 786-255-2805
NORTH PORT, Newly
remodeled 3br/lba,
$600/mo Ist/L/Sec
(941)468-2945
North Port, Recently built
4/2/2 2200 sf under air.
Sec 8 Welcome. $1250
941-426-6217
941-423-0999 9-6
North Port newer 3/2/2,
$750. Convenient. 1st,
last & sec. Annual. NS.
Gloria (941)429-4292
NP 4258 Kendall 3/2/2
$900 Conv. to 1-75 &
Govt. Cntr. Private -
Spacious 941-628-9810
NP 8599 Culebra 3/2/1
Lot of living space, New
carpet & paint, fenced,
$805 941-628-9810
NP FREE BONUS MONTH
NEW! Gorgeous 3/2/2
w/Ig lanai, lots of tile,
high ceilings 955-8243
or 780-0068 $1095/mo
NP, 3/2/2 Exc. cond.
lanai, sec. syst. great
location, avail Dec. 1st.
$895 mo. 941-485-2337
NP, new 3/2/2 heated
pool, lawn & pool service
incl. $1100 mo. near
Woodlands Mid School,
Call Jan (815)405-3934
P.C. 2/1/CP, lanai, open
floor plan, clean N/S, ref-
erences req'd, $525, 1st.
+ sec. 941-769-4077
P.C. 2/2/CP, windowed
lanai, living, dining area,
new kitchen, N/P (941)-
629-8203 or 661-5287


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

P.C. 3+/2/1 2 fire-
places, pool, laundry rm.
No maint. Many extras
Sm pet okay 941-204-1304
P.C. 3br/2ba/1, tile, car-
pet, w/d hookup, $850
mo. Damaged credit con-
sidered. 941-373-5482
P.C. Canal w/ Dock,
3/2/CP, 21846 Edgewa-
ter Dr. $775/mo. + Dep
941-266-4945
P.C. nr. hosp. 3/2/CP,
den, poss. 4th bdrm., on
canal, screened lanai.
pets ok. accept sec. 8.
$850. 941-979-6583
P.C. very nice 3/2/2 pool
saltwater Dock access,
Off Ohara $1,100
941-629-8239 Iv. mess
P.G. 2/1 near schools, off
41, Ig. eat-in kit, remod-
eled, all appliances, $575
+ dep. (941)-286-5003
P.G. B.S. Meadows new
3/2/2 pool $1,000. Sea-
sonal or short term
$2,200 941-505-7479
PC 2/2 or 3/2, tile, lanai,
appl. w/d $675-$995
mo. 1st + sec. Ann. Sm.
pet ok (941)-626-1514
PC 1/1 $495 + dep., Mo
to Mo, N/S, Avail now
(941) 916-0100
PC 1587 Beacon $630
2/1.5/CP Screened
Lanai, canal, shed Cute
layout 941-628-9810
PC 2/1.5/CP Storage
Shed 1161sf
$700 Ist/last/sec
941-380-5982
PC 3/1 updated, clean
$550 mo + $500 sec.
www.pchomesdirect.com
(941)-916-0896
PC 3/2/1 Roomy,clean
Newly renovated. Near
Middle school $800.
Annual 941-625-4564
PC 3/2/2 Pool, Lanai,
dock on Saltwater Canal,
min from Bay, Furn,
$2275, or $1275 unfurn.
(757)-220-1887


unm03n
Drive Golfcart to Golfcourse, 2/2/1,1,606 sq.ft. $ 99,900
2nd floor, 2 bd/2 bth condo, High Ceilings, lake view. $ 144,900
3/2/2 "Neat & Clean" + Community Clubhouse + Pool $218,000
3 bd/2 bth/ 2 gar, 1,667 sq.ft., Pinebrook South .......... $ 239,000
2 bd/2 bth, water view condo Island of Venice ......... $ 259,900
4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car on 1 acre with mature trees........ $ 479,900
5 Acres, 6 bed, 4 bath, Caged Pool, Horses allowed $ 599,900
5Acre 3/3/2 with Caged Pool, Possible Sub.Divide. .. $ 699,000


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1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

PC 3/2/2 w/den Custom
Home Furnished. 1700sf
$950 (941)-456-9760
PC large 2/2/2 near
hosp. $700/mo.
1st. & Sec. Pet OK.
239-293-3421.
PC near Murdock Circle
Rent w/option to buy.
3/2/2 New, W/D hk up.
$850. 941-355-4878
PC New 3/2 FP 1600sf A/C
Hospital 2 blks $895
DC 3/2/2 Pool 1800sf A/C
$995 941480-1266
PC- NW Huge work-
shop / storage/ware-
house. + 2/2/2 w/ 50'
htd pool home. Water-
front to harbor, dock,
boatramp, 3/4 Acre.
New appl's + paint
$1300/mo 941457-3659
PG canal front home,
2/2/2, tile throughout,
great room, $800 mo.
(941)-639-2823
PGI 3/2/2 Pool home.
10k Boat lift. Fenced,
pets ok. Newly remod-
eled unfurn. $950mo
941-456-5825
PGI 3/2/2 waterfront
home, dock, split-plan,
remodeled, $1,050/
mo, pets OK. OWNER
(941) 833-0743

PGI VACINITY 3/3/2
caged pool, SW canal,
dock, New paint, carpets,
$1095 (860)-633-7246
Port Charlotte 2/1.5/1
w/appl. pet friendly,
CHA, extra long driveway
for boat or RV, secure
rental, $725 mo. + sec.
(941)-764-1794
Port Charlotte 3/2/CP
2515 Tamarind St, Ig. lot.
$650mo, FLS N/P 941-
637-9749 or 941-3914069
Port Charlotte, 2/2,
Family room & large
lanai $700 mo.+sec.
deposit NP/Smoke 941-
276-3426 or 629-4605
Port Charlotte. 3/2/1 on
canal, renovated, sm. pet
ok. $750 mo, 1st. +
$1000sec941-627-6896
PT CHAR 2BR, Ig. lanai,
tile, laundry room, AC, all
appl. $500 mo + sec.
239-878-7938

Pt. Char, 3/2/1. NP/NS,
Comm. Pool, great loca-
tion. $850 mo + until. 1st
& last. 239-567-4420
Pt. Charlotte 3/2/2 on
water near schools &
shop $900/ mo + securi-
ty. 813-244-8384
PUNTA GORDA, 2/1/1 on
2 Fenced Lots! Nice
Peaceful Area. $575. mo.
+ Sec. (941)-624-0355
Punta Gorda 3/2/2/ Key
West style home 1 yr. old.
Quiet St. 11422 Second
Ave S.P.G. Hghts
$950/M. 941-626-3796
Punta Gorda Isles 3/2/2,
pool, fenced, Pets OK.
Newer Towles home.
$1200mo.941-769-7766
PUNTA GORDA ISLES,
3/2/2 pool, dock,
47 Tropicana Dr. $900/
mo. + utils (239)-470-
3058.
Punta Gorda, Burnt Store
Meadows 3/2/2, pool,
shutters, $1,000. mo.
Pet okay. (941)-769-7766
Punta Gorda/BSI, Dock
on canal 3/2/2, unfurn'd,
pool. No smoking.
$1,300/mo. Water, pool
& lawn care included. 1st
last & sec 978-352-6060
Rotonda, 2 new
3/2/2's one w/pool,
$850 & $1100. Tarpon
RE 941-662-0467
Rotonda/White Marsh.
NEW, 2-3/2, fully FUR-
NISHED, pool home.
2009: seasonal or annu-
al. Low rent! 441-5060
S. Venice 2/2/1 Tile firs
327 Zephyr Rd
Sm Pets OK, $740/mo
(941)-468-9978
S. Venice 3/1. Quiet
Neighborhood. Fresh
Paint & Carpet $800mo
(941)-650-6405
S. Venice, 2/2/2, pool,
lanai, cathedral ceilings,
quiet neighborhood, N/S.
$950/mo.941-493-4982
S. Venice, 3/2/2 Family
room fireplace, 30' pool
in enclosed lanai, beauti-
ful Gulf view estates,
$1295. 941-720-5020
Seasonal Rentals
from $995.00 Mo.
Charlotte and
Sarasota counties
WWW.pelicanpm.com
iUc Broker 941)232-8223
So. Venice 2/1/1 + fam.
rm. Recently renovated.
Water & sewer incl. $695.
(941)-786-8772
So. Venice Beach. 2Br, Ig
fenced yard, updated, reli-
able landlord. $850+
sec. (941)-256-3792


TO ADVERTISE
IN THE
SHOWCASE
OF HOMES
CALL JILL,
941-429-3116
jilld@
sunnewspapers.net

Turkey Day On us, Move by
11/29 FREE RENT &
$250 PUBUX GIFT CARD
Vintage Grand 923-7380


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

Venice Gardens 3/2/2
Remodeled w/large
fenced yard. $1100
941-228-2411
Venice Gdns 519 Sheridan
Dr. 2/1 Remodeled, 1st
& sec. $800. Avail Dec
'08 (941)-492-6698
VENICE GREAT HOMES
$775-$875
Gulf Coast Rentals &
RealEstate Co.
(941)492-4280

VENICE ISLAND 3/2 w
fenced yard, Pets consid-
ered. $975/mo 1st, L,
Sec 941-468-1738
Venice, 3/2 all new intere-
rior, beautiful setting. If
you need a home to rent
call now! Reduced to
$750 mo. 941-400-7454
Venice, Nokomis, 1&2br,
Also, Effeciency on the
Island. sm pet ok. $500-
$800 (941)488-7272

1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

$99.00 MOVES YOU IN!
First Month FREE with annual
lease. 3/2/1 luxury 1425SF
under air. Small Pets OK.
CALL FOR APT
ASK ABOUT OUR
SEASONAL RENTALS
4520 S Biscavne Dr
941-350-2704
MARK V DEVELOPMENT
13355-C Tamiami Trail, N.P
2/2 CONDOS Heron
Pointe unf. $700 mo. 2/2
Lakeshore furn. Season
$1400 mo. 627-6558.
2/2 Villa, S. Gulf Point,
deed restricted adult
comm. Unfurn. $550 mo.
+ Util. 941- 828-0303
WOW!!!
3 CONDOS, ROTONDA
RIVER HOUSE 1/1 & 2/2,
turnkey, whistle clean,
beautiful, high end, Ig
rms, 2 pools, 1 htd &
sauna, nr gulf beaches,
on Rotonda river,
clubhse, 6 golf courses,
tennis, s. board Seasonal
or Annual. No Pets!
Owner 941-474-4999
ATHENS TOWNHOUSE Venice
Luxury living in a rental unit
2/2 three blks to bch, 2blks
to shops. (941)485-7645
Avail 1/15 Gorgeous
turnkey furn. DC Golf
cond. $1000 inclusive
NP/S, FLS 941-698-4653

Bird Bay, Venice 1st fir
2/2/CP, 1370sf, enclsd
lanais, W/D, Avail now
$950. water/Cable, Pool
clubhse. (941)-484-9883
Cape Haze Resort. Brand
New 2/2. Resort Ameni-
ties N/P N/S $825mo
Tarpon RE 941-457-1499
D.C. 2/2, lanai, cath.
ceil., tile, wood cab.,
granite, w/d inc. Pets ok
675+ up 941-661-4539
Deep Creek Condo, 2
poss 3/2/cp lakefront,
W & D, N/S, $750 mo.
941-286-0276
DEEP CREEK 2/2 condo,
1 year old with pool & car-
port $695 mo. Pet
allowed. 216-469-2944.
Deep Creek Villa 2/2/2,
$700. Porch & lanai, love-
ly yard Sm. pet (941)-
204-1304 or 764-1977
Deep Creek, unfurn/furn.
2BR/2BA w/den, 1st fir,
faces golf course, call
collect (519)-884-4218
Deep Creek 2/2 lakefront
condo, pool, tennis, club-
house. W & S incl. $650,
No pets. (941)-628-1745
ENGLEWOOD 1ST
MONTH FREE 12 mins
from venice 2br w/ den
2 ba 1300sf, pool $399.
moves you in $799/mo
941-4730450

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

GULF COVE PT. 2/2
Newly redecorated. Fresh
paint, newer appls.
$700/mo+ 941-662-0033
HARBOUR HGTS. 27235
Adams Dr. 2/2 condo-cpt.
1 yr old. $595 mo. Pets
allowed. 216-469-2944
Adult 55+... we have one
2/2/2 (annual) avail now at
$815/mo Sunrise Villas
of Rotonda 941-697-2525

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
$495 Promenades
condo, water incl. no
pets. 1st., last + sec.
(941)-380-9212
P.G. 2/2 condo, $675
mo. w/d, cov. parking,
walking distance to down-
town. N/P 941-575-5610


1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

PC 2/2, Kings Hwy. small
pet okay, pool, tennis,
H20, w/d incl., 1st. & 2nd
fl. $675 941-624-5967
PC Long Term Rental 2/2
Lanai, Pool, on Lake Suzy
$700 + Sec N/P N/S
914-330-9457
PC, 2/2 off Kings Hwy.
water, cable, W/D incl.
Pool/Tennis. $700. Furn.
poss. (941) 286-5003
PC- 2/1, Safe 2nd Fir. Unit
w/ Pool. $675. mo. +
FLEX Sec. 1 Month Free.
(239)-775-3701
PGI lovely brand new,
3/2/1. End unit, tile/car-
pet firs., granite counter
tops. $900/mo. Sm. pet
okay. 941-575-7441
PGI Be in by Christmas.
2/2 unfurn. condo. Gor-
geous, ground fir. Sm pet
okay. N/S. Appl. incl.
Many upgrades. Avail.
Dec 1. (630)-879-2789
PGI 3/2/1 Downstairs,
Clipper Cove, Pool,
Unfurnished,
Min 6 mo $950 mo
(941) 456-5825
PGI, 3/2/1, upstairs,
gourmet kit., att. gar.
Gated. 2 yrs old. Htd pool
& spa. $975 mo incl.
most util. (941)-637-6418
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, SORRENTO E.
2/2, convenient loca-
tion, $825. Avail now!
(941)-587-9997
Venice 2/1 w/pool,
nr airport & beach,
unfurn., $600/mo. No
pets (941)-375-1045
or 475-8403
VENICE IslandWalk
Gated Community
Brand New 2 story
townhse 4BR/3BA/2CG
$1500/mo fum/unfum
941-380-0807
VENICE GARDENS,
roomy 2/1, end lanai,
W/D, 1 sm pet. 1711
Bal Harbour, $650/mo
(941)-539-7273

VENICE GULF front 2/2
condo, TOWERS, gorgeous
views, htd. pool, clbhse.
unfurn. (941)493-1879
Venice Isl. Spacious cor-
ner unit, 2BR/2BA.
Lanai, furn, cable TV.
55+ Near beach &
shops $750/mo
(847)272-8794
VENICE ISLAND 2/2,
w/ lanai 1st Floor, New
AC $700/mo Water incl
No Pets 941-497-6648

Venice island 2/2 $700/mo.
Nokomis 2/1 $725
2/2 w/ pool W/d $800
Investment RIty 492-5050
VENICE ISLAND
2BR/2BA 55+ condo,
$850/mo. incl all utilities
except elec. Covered
parking, pool, turnkey fur-
nished. 941-650-3035
Venice Jacaranda Trace
Penthouse 2BR/2Bath
Sunset Views
Elevator
1 Car Garage
$895/month
252-202-0650
Venice, Mission Lakes
2/2 Water & Cable Incl.
$750mo 1st & Last N/P
(941)484-1909


1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

Venice/L'Pavia
Supurb Location
1st FI., 2Br, 2B w/ Den
Scr. Lanai, Garage,
Clubhouse, Ex. Room,
Heated Pool. $950.
(941)-486-8252
WATERFRONT PUNTA
GORDA. Furnished 1 2
bdrm. Bring suitcase &
boat. (941) 626-3350

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
2/2 Plus Den, New 2112
Redmond St. P.C. City
Water $650/mo. (813)
240-8386

2/2, W/D hook-ups,
screened lanai, 1 mi. to
Peace River boat ramp &
1-75. $650 + util. (941)-
575-0421
3BR/2BA E Englewood,
lanai, new carpet & tile.
Walk-in closets, $695+
$300sec. 941-234-7077
E. Eng. 2/1 clean, quiet,
incl. w/d, ceil. fans, lawn
care, sm. pet ok. $550 +
sec. (941)-628-6251
E. Englewood, 2/2 Irg
screened lanai, w/d hook
up, lawn care incl. small
pet ok, nice area, $650
mo. + $600 sec. 941-
697-6904
EAST ENGLEWOOD 2/1
w/w carpet, W/D hook-
up, lawn care. N/P
$500/mo. 941-769-6548
days / 941-639-8829
evenings.
ENGL 2/2/1. Nov. free
rent. New tile & paint,
Pets OK. Good loca-
tion. (201)-638-5805

Englewood P.C. 3
months FREE. 2/1, just
remodeled, tile, new
paint. Pets ok. $550 mo.
Call (239)-398-5473

ENGL. Lg very nice,
2br/2ba W/D, ceiling fans,
lawn care incl. $625/mo
(941)408-1925


L E
ENGI: $475/mo 1/1
$550 2/1
$625 2/1/1 House
Lanai W/D WS, NS
1st & Sec 941-400-1670
ENGLEWOOD
1/1/cp water inc
$495mo move in $745
2/2 Screen lanai
laundry rm $625
Rotonda 3/2 Pet ok
$650.
WEST COAST PROP.
MGT 941473-0718
RentalsFlorida.net
Englewood 2/1, lanai, w/d
hook up. new paint & tile,
Lawn care incl. $550/mo.,
1st. + sec. (941)624-5233
Englewood 2BR w/
Outside patio, lanai,
priv. parking, all for $625
+ utils (941)-475-6188
Englewood Duplex 2/2
Great location offered
at $600 mo
727-781-9450
ENGLEWOOD, 2br/lba,
W/D, Direct TV, N/S, No
dogs. Ist&Lst. $575.
(941)473-7847


1300 DUPLEXES
FOR RENT

Englewd. 2/2 incl w/d,
$595 2/1, $595 Rotonda
waterfront cottage 2/1,
lanai, $695. 941460-9403
MURDOCK, 2/1.5, w/w
carpet, screened lanai,
W/D hook-up, fans, lawn
care included, no pets.
$500/mo. Call 941-769-
6548 Days or 941-639-
8829 evenings.
Murdock Area, 2/2/1, Ig.
walk-in closet, pantry,
water incl. $550.
941-423-0486
P.C. 2/1, Lanai W/D
New Lg. shed, newly ren-
ovated, Discount for 2
yr lease. 941-623-3834.
PC 1/1 tile, washer dryer
hookup, central a/c, yard
$525 incl. util + $300
dep. (760)-529-9248
PC Harbor Hts. large 1BR
w/ large living & kitchen
$490/mo $300 deposit
Pets okay 239-229-3716

PC, 2/1 Duplex apt.
Quiet, clean, close to 41,
$575/mo. 1st, last, $400
sec. dep. 941-716-2177
Peace River Shores 2006
2/2 1000sf, All apple, lawn
care incld, N/P $650 1st
& Sec. (941)-626-3569
Peace River Shores, Avail
Now. 2/2, recently reno-
vated $595 mo., 1st.,
last, sec, (941)-764-1605
Pt Charlotte 1/1 Lanai,
All Tile, W/D hook up,
lawn care incld, $500 +
Sec 941-204-2333
RENT TO OWN, PGI:
2/2/CP all appl, $675
/mo, negotiable, no
pets 1 mo/sec, immed.
occup. (239)731-5188
Venice, 2/1.5, lanai,
clean, $650 + sec.
941-468-1206

1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT

*VENICE 1/1 LRG SIN-
GLE ADULT N/P WKLY,
MTHLY, ANNUAL
941-484-5681
1/1 HISTORICAL area, no
pets-smoke Furn. $475
mo. 1st & last. Water incl.
941-637-1005.

1BR starting @ $500,
2BR $595. Studio
$450. With 12mo lease,
3rd mo free. Sm. dep.
PG (941)-628-6834
lbr/lba, 3 blocks from
Venice Beach, off Venice
Ave. New appls & W/D.
$695/mo 941-716-1431
1ST MONTH FREE
VENICE br $600, 2BR
$675. N/Pets. Sea Jay
Apts, under new mgmt.
941-232-9893
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. $650/mo. Annual. No pets.
(941)-374-3401
A New 32" flat screen,
LCD, HGTV & lst mo
free! Charlotte Harbor,
new, Ibd/lba, tile firs,
ceiling fans, N/P $595
mo, (941)587-7828


1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT

Hampton Point Apts.
currently is offering 2, 3
& 4 bedrooms starting
at $550. No rent until
2009! Located off
Rampart Blvd. Call
(941) 979-1001 today
for move-in specials.

C.H. completely furn. 2
bdrm, covered parking,
immaculate, N/P, lease
$550, (941)-764-3969

CHAR. HARB. 2/2 CHA,
new kitchen, w/d hook
up, N/S. $550. mo.
(941)-505-8530

Clubside Apts. Studio &
1 bedroom Avail. $99
Moves you in. (941)-
488-7766

Eff $150 week, 1 Bedrm
apt $175 wk. Incl util.
Triangle Motel Punta
Gorda 941-639-8356

Eng 2/1/CP, Quiet, Fresh
Paint & Carpet, W/D, $625
+sec. 1st mo free. Rm for
Boat/RV 941-626-3581

ENGL. 1/1 Quiet,
refurbished, $500/mo
incis water. $300 sec.
Refs. 941-223-1809

ENGLEWOOD 1ST
MONTH FREE 12 mins
from Venice 2br w/ den
2 ba 1300sf,pool $399.
moes you $799/mo941-
4730450

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 Utils 941-661-7120

MANASOTA Key, steps to
beach. 1 & 2 bed, util.
& cable incl. Sm. pets,
$200-$300 wk. Lng term
941-716-3660

North Port Clean
1BD/1BA $600/mo
w/ $300 deposit
(941)-875-3083

P.C. 2/2 nr. Promenades
Mall, tile, carpet, lanai,
canal, N/P $575 mo.
457-1888 941-724-3352

P.C. affordable & in the
best location in town! 1/1
$450. 2/2 $550. if you
move in by 11/30 Call
today! (941)-627-3900

PC CLEAN 1/1 condo,
Sunshine Villas. No
smoking, no pets. $500.
mo. includes water
941-624-3644

PG 1 bedrm 1 mile off
exit 164, 1-75, walk to
shops $385 Furnishings
are extra (941) 7404769

PG, very nice 2BR/1BA/
carport. No pets. $650
mo + util. $1300 moves
you in. (941)-740-0491 or
637-0417

S VENICE near Myakka
River, lbr/lba, $550+
elec. Unfurn, use of wash-
er/dryer. (941)468-2945

SOUTH VENICE, lbd/lba
w/kitchenette. Great for
student. $400 inclds par-
tial utili. (941)-493-5605


1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT

THE ARCADIA HOUSING
AUTHORITY is now taking
applications from low and
very low income individu-
als and families for 1-5
bedroom HUD subsidized
rental units. To apply,
please call 863494-4343
to arrange an appoint-
ment, or mail an inquiry to
7 Booker T. Washington
Rd. Arcadia, Fl 34266
EQUAL HOUSING OPPOR-
TUNITY


Toledo Club
Apts. Luxury
Community.
FALL


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

VENICE ISL lbr +den
432 S Armada Rd. 2nd
fir, $695 wtr & swr incl.
N/P N/S 941-468-7758
VENICE ISL, 2br/lba
apt, 930sf, $665 plus
wtr & cable & Sec
$675. (941)-587-9997
VENICE ISLAND Efficencies
clean & neat. Walk to
beaches & dntown
$125wk+ 1-800-7464030
VENICE ISLAND Studio
apt, No pets. 2nd floor
$450/mo (941)484-
2206 or (941)485-5698
VENICE ISLAND, Apts for
Rent. $480-$555
Close to beach & down-
town. (941)7354020
VENICE ISLAND, Lg 1BR/
Tile Floors, Fans, Spotless,
Walk to Beach, $595
Annual (941)-376-3095
VENICE Studio
& 1 bedroom.
... Accepting
Section 8 Vouchers.
(941)-488-7766
Venice, 1/1 Furn. single
occupancy, cable, WI-FI,
elect. & water incl. $625
mo. + dep. No pets. Call
for apt. 941-493-1529
VICTORIA POINTE
APARTMENTS
1&2 BR APTS. LOCATED
ALONG SUMTER GREEN-
WAY, NORTH PORT
941-423-8720




VILLA SAN CARLOS II
22250 Vick St. PC.
Now Available -1 bedroom
For 62 or Older HUD
Subsidized Rents, income
limits apply. Call for appli-
cation. 941-624-4404.



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



SWood-
,mere Apts
of Venice. Luxu-
ry Community
FALL
FRENZY
1 bd apts $755
2/bd apts $890
- 941-496- l
4161 F


1340 MOBILE HOMES
FOR RENT

$200 OFF FIRST MONTH
RENT. 1 & 2 BR Tr..Sites
aval. $450-$525/mo. +
sec. PG 941-740-6000.
ENGLWD, Sandalhaven
55+, amenities. Unfurn.
2/2/2. New apple. N/S.
$850+util 772-559-3454
NOKOMIS:
1BR/1BA and 2BR/1BA
(941)-914-2760
Several Available From
$400 -$750. Punta
Gorda, Nocatee & Kings
Hwy. Incl. CHA. 1st, Last
& Sec 941-624-0355

1345 MISC. RENTALS

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

1350 EFFICIENCIES
FOR RENT

All 2 Rm Suites, DSL.
Tropical Bay Waterfront,
Sunnybrook, $160 wk. &
Up. 941-625-3004.
Englewood Historic Dist.
N/P N/S $575 Incld
water & elec. F/L/S
Annual (941)475-4562
NOKOMIS, remodeled effi-
ciency, onsite laundry, sm
pet OK, $500/mo. utili-
ties incl. 941-468-1656.
P.G. on Peace River furn.
studio $500 +sec. 1/1
apt. $550. + sec. H20
incl. N/P, (941)-505-8291
PC Lrg. 1 bed, furn., with
private entrance, nice
area, full bath & kit. $125
wk. (941)-223-3848
Punta Gorda 2BR/1BA
Studio Cleveland area.
Includes W/D $500/mo
(239)-253-2340
CLEAN furn. eff. apts. So.
PG $125-150 per wk, incl
util/cable, no pets. 941-
740-0491 or 637-0417

1360 ROOMS FOR
RENT

BEDROOM, BATH, CABLE,
KITCHEN PRIVLEDGES,
MALE PREF NON SMOK-
ER. 941497-5927
Master bed & priv bath,
Kitchen privliges $400
Includes cable & utilies
(941)-237-7345
N. P. Exceptionally clean
home, priv bath, 125/WK.
All Utilities included, call
941429-5157.
ONLY $100/Wk in PC/
Engl. Priv entr, cable,
ac. util incl.941-681-
1161, 941-681-1743

PG Furn rm, cable, pool, all
house amenities, share
kitch, own key. $100/wk.
Move in $150.
941-575-9577
Venice, Upscale Area, Full
House Priviliges, Use of
Pool & clubhouse, Cable
$450mo (941)-525-3426

1370 RENTALS TO
SHARE

$75 per wk. Beautiful
home in Engl. Comm
pool, tennis, etc... Priv.
ent. Single male preferred
until's incl 941-286-9797

PC, 2 rooms for rent,
all included with pool.
$110 weekly. Pet OK.
941-623-2541.


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253 CAPRI AVE.
Pool Home with new kitchen
cabinets, re-plumbed, new
appliances, carpeting, tile. Public
water/ sewer, fenced backyard and
extra deep garage. $149,900
41S, left on Venice East Blvd,
left on Sunny Side, right on Capri
Ave, home on left.
Lora Shook, PA
941-376-6417


vtNti IIAN -ALLS Delow Dunaers
price! End unit 2 bedroom, 2 bath
plus den, backs to preserve and
pond. Incredible lifestyle with
nonstop activities -two pools, bocci
ball, card room, fitness center,
banquet room, barbeque grill area.
$209,900.00!
Marty Haines
Cell: 941-993-6161
Office: 941-308-4627


517 PARK ESTATES SQ.
Minutes away from all things
Venice beaches, shopping,
dining, theater, etc. Large lanai &
pool overlooks a serene lake &
park area. Immaculate 3/2/2
custom J & J home with lots of
bonus features.

Beverly Inglert
941-308-4554


IN GATED COMMUNITY with
upscale homes, this one stands out.
Three (3) bedrooms, 3 baths, 3 car
garage. Backs to golf course. Master
suite has fabulous bath with roman
shower. Large "island" kitchen with
breakfast nook, wood cabinets,
neutral colors, MORE! $324,900


Gae Stewart, GRI, CRS
Direct: 941-488-6262


I LOVE VENICE
I HAVE YOUR
DREAM HOME

Tina Bruner
Direct: 941-492-2014
www.tinabruner.com


FANTASTIC VILLA
Great 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car
GARAGE condo in prestigious
condo community. Clean as a pin!
Open and bright. Florida room is air
conditioned. NEWER appliances
and air conditioner. Maintenance
free. $161,500.
Gae Stewart, GRI, CRS
Direct: 941-488-6262


rurnisnea or not- Its me buyers
choice. Seller customized floor plan
by opening den to be a part of main
living area. Volume ceilings,
upgraded kitchen, view of preserve.
$224,900
Marty Haines
(Cell) 941-993-6161
(Office)941-308-4627


KnLAI U Z I rIVVIII,- Co.JLII
condo overlooking lake. Complex
has NEWER ROOF, lots of trees.
And the unit is FURNISHED. Light
and bright Florida decor. Excellent
condition and PRICED to sell
$129,900.

Gae Stewart, GRI, CRS
Direct: 941-488-6262


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1370 RENTALSTO
SHARE

Venice, priv. room,
upgraded cable, util. incl.
nr. boat ramp. $500 mo.
No pets (941)493-5955

1390 VACATION/SEAS
RENTALS

ALMAR RENTALS &
MGT. SERVICES. MANY
FURNISHED UNITS
800-964-3095
Donna@almar-rentals.com
Cape Haze 2/2 Condo
w/Pool. Furnished, N/P
N/S $1300mo
941-457-1499
Casey Key on the beach
Cottage for 2. Avail Jan
& Feb only. $3500mo
N/S N/P (941)-488-1992
or (941)-232-5065
Country Cottage
2br/2ba fully furnished
Peaceful setting
$1500/mo
Pets considered
941-4744648
ENGLEWOOD
/ROTONDA
Great selection available
WEST COAST PROP.MGT
473-0718 OR
877-468-0667
RentalsFlorida.net
Englewood/Manasota Key,
furn. clean 1BR/1BA 660
ft. to priv. stairs to Gulf,
N/S, No pets. $1250/mo.
(941)475-2657
Furn 2/2/2 Screened
lanai, Close to Beach.
N/S. N/P Seasonal .Ref-
erences. (941)493-0849
ISLAND OF VENICE
2BR town house. 1.5
Bath, completely
furnished, $1800/ per
mth 3 mo. min.
330-465-0878
Little Gasprilla Island 2/1
or efficiency. Avail Jan-
March. Prvt Dock, Steps
to beach (863)-324-2099
Manasota Key condo
Avail March 2009 2/2
w/ loft, pool, spa, priv
beach 201-638-5805
Neat, Clean 2/1 Nokomis
$1000 mo. for 3 mo. Fur-
nished Mins to beach &
shops 941-587-4219
Nokomis, Island of Casey
Key 1&2br, on private
beach.Also 2/2, 2 miles
off bch (941)-488-7272
P.C. Lg beautiful 3/2/2
on water, tile, pet ok, until
inc $2,150 month 941-
6274344 or 626-7306


1390 VACATION/SEAS
RENTALS

PC, 2/2 furn. $1350. mo
Ist/last/sec. backgrd ck.
941-629-7056
PC, Sailboat Canal, 3/2
furn. new paint, carpet &
windows. 6mo. $1000
941-268-5711 Agent
PGI-2/2 CONDO WITH
DOCK NICELY
FURNISHED
SEASONAL $2000/MO.
330-819-5269
PT Char. Brand new
3/2/2 fully furn. min. to
Venice & FM Beaches,
boating, golf, dining,
weekly, monthly & sea-
sonaly. (941)-697-1200
Punta Gorda- Houses and
Condos available for
Dec., Jan., April and May
RentAHome Srvs 637-6797
Punta Gorda Golf Course
Villa. 3/2/2 Pool, Spa
$1800 239-910-2683
www.RentMe.homestead.com
Quails Run, Englewood,
1/1.5 condo, 55+, park
setting, pool, $1400 mo
(3+mos.) 732-310-1144.

SEASONAL
RENTALS
AVAILABLE
Larraine Kenney
RE/MAX Anchor RIty
(941)-639-1376

Venice Isl. Spacious cor-
ner unit, 2BR/2BA.
Lanai, furn, cable TV.
55+ Near beach &
shops $1500 3 mo min
(847)272-8794

VENICE ISLAND
Gulf front JETTY VILLA
2BR/2BA, WD
(941)-484-9792


SE LS
3 Month Min.
Golf Tennis, Pools
Walk to shopping
From $1800.
BIRDBAYREALTY.COM
Venice 484-6777 or
1-800-464-8497

Venice Winter Rentals
Condos & Homes
2/2 from $1800
Investment RIty 492-5050

VENICE, 2br/2ba HOME,
fully furn, 50+ resort fac.
Wkly, Mo, Yearly. 516-728-
7487 or 516-7282991


1500 LOTS & ACREAGE

10 Acres, 2 story house
3bed/2bath under reno-
vation. (941)639-4003
97 acre Ranch in Hardee
County 9000 sf home
w/pool 5bd/5ba 2 Barns
w/stables Was 1.9mil
Now 1.6mil Owner
863-773-5958
M/H LOT SR 17 Your own
improved lot. "NO FEES",
Nice Area, Priv. Owner
Pd. $28,000 asking
$17,900 Our Loss! Your
Gain! 941-456-9269.

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

PG- 5 ACRES Bermont,
Zoned AG. $22,500. See
Lindsay 941-380-4277
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Oarldfwd* real *1mi. auaiaf
Sec. 15, city water,
sewer, hi-dry, Pd. $57K
sell $34K I.D. #62297
www.buyowner.com

1600 BUSINESS
FOR SALE

JUMBO'S DELI. Great
Location. Cheap Rent.
Good money maker.
$25,000 obo.
941-623-2064
LAWN/LANDSCAPE
Business Accounts +
Equipment. $35k,
(941)-223-5096


1600 BUSINESS
FOR SALE

Restaurant & business for
Sale. Seats 170 w/liquor
license. Rt 41 Frontage.
Motivated Seller. $200K
Great Lease. 624-0898

1610 BUSINESS
RENTALS

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

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
FOR LEASE SOTO BUILD-
ING, 3129 Tamiami Trail,
Pt. Charlotte, across from
Ford Garage. 1200 or
600 sq. ft. + or -. Great
Office or Retail, plenty of
parking, like new. Call
Suzanne @ O'Connor
Realty 941- 661-9263 or
Jim @ 941- 504-7029

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





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
Retail Office on US 41
Just north of Chamberlain
800 sf units, $533 mo.
959 sf units $639 mo.
Prof. Offices Veterans
Blvd. 1,056 sf. unit $704
mo. 1,082 sf unit $721
mo. (941) 629-1115


1610 BUSINESS
RENTALS

6 MTHS FREE RENT.
VENICE AVENUE
RETAIL OR OFFICE USE
750SQFT $750/MO OR
1500SQFT $1500/MO
(941)-497-0775
Venice Offices/Warehous-
es & office-warehouse
combo's, All sizes and
locations aval 485-1119

1620 COMMER./
INDUST. PROP.

Charlotte County
Airport Area!
Storage Warehouse
Secured Area 1,100+sf.
$395 mo. plus tax.
Ray Anderson Arnold &
Arnold Real Estate, Inc.
(239) 643-6333
Convenient Locationin
Murdock! Warehouse &
office/warehouse space
from 400 sf to 9000 sf.
Call 941-624-1050
Desoto County, for sale
or rent 14,000 +/- s.f.
on 5 acres, fenced,
zoned I.L. Rent $3.75
s.f. (863)494-2651

For Lease Florida St.
PG, Warehouse w/Office
w/ OH doors. Units from
600-6000sf, $6.sf & up.
New owner. 941-724-0048

1640 WAREHOUSE
& STORAGE

2,000 sq. ft. whse
w/showroom & office,
O.H. door, Whidden Ind.
Park. (941) 628-1203

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
P.G. 20'x80' Warehouse
w/Office. Lease. OH doors
ea end, Ig parking lot $800
mo. + Tax 239-248-0020
North Port 400 800 &
1600 sf whse. $275 mo
+ tax per 400 SF 941-
661-6720 or 575-1908


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2010 PROFESSIONAL

11/15/08

Boys & Girls Clubs of
Charlotte County seeks
youth development pro-
fessional to serve as
Executive Director. The
position requires knowl-
edge of youth-related
issues, strong fiscal man-
agement skills and excel-
lent speaking, writing,
marketing, and public
relations skills. The candi-
date must also have the
ability to oversee a staff
and the ability to work
effectively with board
members, community vol-
unteers, and agency fund-
ing sources. Please fax
resume to: 941-235-
2422.

BUSY VENICE ISLAND
salon has rental chair &
Manicure space. Call for
details (941)484-3931

FT REHAB TEACHER
for the visually
impaired. Degree
required. Fax resume
to 941-625-8032

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rental" Nail, Massage &
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2030 MEDICAL

ARNP or PA for busy
internal medicine
office in Englwd. Fax
resume 941-681-3442
Back Office Assistant
need for busy Podiatrist
office. Approx 32hrs. per
week, friendly, experi-
enced, organized, moti-
vated people person who
works well with others
only need apply. Apply in
person with resume;
3028 caring way. #9 Port
Charlotte, 33952. No
phone calls please.
BEST CHANCE CPR &
FIRST AID TRAINING.
Am Heart Asssoc two year
certification: Call
941-255-0675 or
Cell 865-776-9260

CNAs, HHAs. Live-In,
FT/PT in-home care.
Experience reqd. Top
Pay! (941)-257-4452
Dental Assistant, Port
Charlotte. Expanded func-
tions, full time. Fax
resume, 941-955-5270
DENTAL ASST, F/T,
Experienced only.
Nice work environment
Fax resume
941- 922-7477
Licenses Psych
LCSW/LMHC/LMFT to
work in SNF. PT make
your own hours salary
competitive. Call Visiting
Mental Health at 1-800-
771-2165 or e-mail
jobs@visitingmental-
health.com


Rutenburg 3/3/3CG, bonus rm or 4th bedroom!
SLarge pool, summer kitchen, vaulted ceilings,
1 built-in entertainment center. #N575645
Jim White 941-223-5378
Richard Bradway & Assoc. Inc., Realtors
^$539,000


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CUSTOM BUILT J&J HOME with pool located on
three South Venice lots. Spacious floor plan includes
Family room with fireplace and vaulted beamed
ceilings. Roof 6 years old.
Sue Bensen, Realtor
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate 941-915-9625
$172,900


ALMOST NEW prime office space, 4 offices plus
(f reception area, kitchen, and storage. Built as a class A
Office, move-in ready. Signage visible from Hwy 41,
North and Southbound. High traffic area.
Owner/agent.
Bill Garrison 941-400-2307
Century 21 Sorrento Realty
$338,500


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


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LPN Per Diem needed for
local Assisted living facili-
ty. Apply in person 1013
E Gibson St. Arcadia 863-
993-9760 or fax resume
to 863-993-0322

Murdock Family Medicine
is currently seeking a
Physical Therapy
Assist (PTA)
for it's busy Physical Ther-
apy Department. Qualified
candidates will possess a
Florida License; have at
least 1 year experience
and strong computer
skills, EMR a plus.
Benefits include health,
dental, std, life, vol life,
401K w co/match, paid
vacation, sick and holi-
days. Qualified candi-
dates fax resume to
Human Resources at
941-235-7148. DFWF.

Orthopedic Surgeon
seeks experienced
Coder/Biller for part time
position. Must have med-
ical knowledge & familiar-
ity with local hospitals.
Medisoft experience
helpful. Fax resume to;
(941)637-1252



PHLEBOTOMIST:
Per diem, Saturdays
and Sundays, 6:30 a.m.
1:00 p.m.



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

RECEPTIONIST needed
for busy medical office M-
F. Call between 7-10PM
wk days 10-6PM wk ends.
941-625-6197

RECEPTIONIST, PART
TIME for busy Doctors
office. Must be able to
multi task & handle busy
phones. Exp required.
Fax resume to
941-613-2401

ResCare HomeCare of
Sarasota County Seeking
RN's/LPN's in Venice
Area (941)-366-8300

RN/ LPN
FT 11-7 shift
Tired of being just a
number... at HAR-
BORCHASE we care
about our employ-
ees as much as our
residents.


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


RN ADON
New position
available for an
experienced energetic
person with
administrative abilities.
Applicant must be
motivated, able to
communicate well with
others & possess
leadership qualities.
We want this to be a
long term position and
will provide salary &
benefits commensu-
rate with experience.
Please call Karen
Preusz D.O.N. to hear
more about the posi-
tion and how you can
become a valued
member of our
nursing team.
Quality Health
Care Center
6940 Outreach Way
North Port
(941)426-8411


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Villa Nova condo, 2nd floor, community pool, large lanai.......................................$ 700
South Venice home, W/D, fenced yard, small pet neg., approx. 1078 sq. ft...............$ 800
South Venice home, washer/dryer, lanai, approx. 1064 sq. ft.....................................$ 850
Duplex on Island, close to beach, washer/dryer, approx. 1450 sq. ft.........................$ 850
Waterside Village, 1st floor, lanai, close to shopping, approx. 1176 sq. ft..................$ 900
Laurel Hollow home, lanai, W/D, den, community pool, approx. 1387 sq. ft...............$ 975
Pinebrook Preserve Villa, den, washer/dryer, community pool, approx. 1459 sq. ft..$1000
Triano condo, 2nd floor, community pool, approx. 2079 sq. ft.....................................$1100


2030 MEDICAL

RN Risk Manager
Applicant must have
previous LTC & Risk
Management experi-
ence. We offer a
competitive salary &
benefits. Call for an
appointment or fax
resume. A great job
for the right person.
Call us and
find out. Fax:
941-423-1572
(941)426-8411
Quality Health
Care Center
EOE

SUBSTANCE ABUSE
COUNSELOR, Needed
for small practice.
Associates or Bache-
lors preferred with
proven work experi-
ence in the substance
abuse field. Please
Fax resume to
(941)764-8285
Attn Operations Mgr


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239-334-6300
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LINE COOKS, EXPERI-
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apply in person, 2p-4p,
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3575 Tamiami Tr. Port
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(off Laurel Road in Nokomis)
(941)-488-9683
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Part Time BARTENDER,
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details. On Venice Island.
Servers Bartender &
Cooks needed. Great pay.
Pelican Alley Restaurant,
Nokomis. 941-485-1893

SKILLED
NURSING
FACILITY

SNF LPN
Pool Nurse
All Shifts

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

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THE PUNTA GORDA Elks
Lodge is seeking appli-
cants for the following
positions: Dishwashers,
Bussers,Waitstaff,Cooks
and Lodge Cleaning
DFWP, EOE. Send resume
including references to
Punta Gorda Elks, Inc.
25538 Shore Dr., Punta
Gorda, FL 33950 or fax to
941-639-1625.
No phone calls, please.


2050 SKILLED TRADES

A/C & Heating Co. seek-
ing Sheet Metal Mechan-
ics. Min. 6 yrs. exp. Must
have own tools, valid
Florida Drivers license.
DFWP. 941-625-8437
A/C service Tech
GET OUT OF THE ATTIC
ENJOY POOL-SIDE!
Prof HVAC Svc Tech for
pool heat pumps in SW
Fl. Great bnfts. Join our
work family.
941-474-9306


2050 SKILLEDTRADES

Appliance Tech, 8yrs.
exp. on major appliance
repairs, exc. customer
service. (941)-637-0028

CARPENTERS-TRIM
EXPERIENCED
EXT/INT
FULL BENEFITS &
TOP PAY
for Boca Grande
custom builder.
Tolls paid. D/F/W/P
Call (941)-964-2231



LEAK DETECTION
SPECIALIST

With water & mold
remediation exp.,
general knowledge
of construction
helpful.
Drug Free Workplace
Salary to
commensurate with
experience.
Apply in person to:
Southwest Restora-
tion, 4290 James St
Unit 8. Port Charlotte
(941)-743-4466



WATER/MOLD
REMEDIATION
TECHNICIAN

General carpentry
skills & construction
knowledge a must.
Valid Florida
drivers license.
Drug Free Workplace

Apply in person to:
Southwest Restora-
tion, 4290 James St
Unit 8. Port Charlotte
(941)-743-4466

We are growing at Mr.
Front End. We offer excel-
lent wages. Only career
minded individuals need
to apply.
Auto Technician
Heavy Truck Tech.
RV Technician
Exp. Req. 941-662-7631

2070 SALES

3 TRAVEL AGENTS NEED-
ED. WILL TRAIN. MIKE
941-623-8878

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or fees. MLS functions in
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desk space avail;
Call or e-mail Gary for
confidential interview
Gary Hicks
gary@naplessunrealty.com
1-877-649-1990
25166 Marion Ave.
Punta Gorda, FL 33950


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AUTO SALES
Charlotte County's
#1 Volume Used
Car Dealer Seeks
1 Sales Woman or
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Motivated & Energetic.
Experience Preferred
but not Necessary.
Valid DL a Must!
Complete Training
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941-625-2141
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Port Charlottte


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telecommunications
companies in South-
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a Professional Sales
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ty products and
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fessionalism of every
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Everyday our employ-
ees dedicate them-
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Qualifications:
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outside sales experi-
ence. Telecommunica-
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preferred
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tion skills
*Computer literate
(Word, Excel, MS Out-
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*Strong interpersonal
skills
*Outgoing & Deter-
mined personality
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Insurance
*Paid Time Off vaca-
tions and holidays
*401K
*Recognition Pro-
grams
*Cell Phone allowance
& mileage reimburse-
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post offer pre-employ-
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oriented company with
significant income
opportunity, please
send resume to:
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One of the fastest
growing high tech
telecommunications
companies in South-
west Florida is seeking
a professional Inside
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our dynamic team.
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ty products and
responsive customer
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Everyday our employ-
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customer expectations
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Qualifications:
Telemarketing and
Telecommunications/D
ata knowledge pre-
ferred
Good communication
skills (verbal/written)
Computer literate
(Word, Excel, MS Out-
look, ACT, etc.)
Strong interpersonal
skills
Outgoing & Deter-
mined personality
Telemarketing/out-
bound Calling Experi-
ence
Benefits:
*Medical and Life
Insurance
*Paid Time Off -
vacations and holidays
*401K
*Recognition Programs
Employment subject to
post offer pre-employ-
ment drug test.
If you are looking to
join a dynamic team in
a fun, dynamic and
growth oriented com-
pany with significant
income opportunity,
please send resume
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ADVERTISE!

EMERGENCY!!!!
Airplane salesman/
professional needed in
Venice area.
Pilot Lic a must.
Fax resume 941-
485-4571 or email
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Apply At Booth #82
At San Antonio Festival
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MAKE GREAT $$ FAST!
We offer agents the
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*Extensive marketing
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*Additional earning
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cover areas close to
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*Must have a Florida
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MOTIVATED, BUT UNEM-
PLOYED? I want you on
my team! Huge Income.
Craig (941)-586-9530
Outside Glass Sales Rep,
Call on Contractors in
Sarasota & Manatee Cnty.
Sell Mirrors, Showers,
Windows & Specialty
Glass. Glass Knowlege a
+ Looking for a go getter.
Fax: 941492-5258

REAL ESTATE
AGENTS
ARE YOU
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941-830-0036


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Recreational Vehicle
Sales Pro. Immediate
opening. Excellent
income potential selling
the best names in the
industry. RV experience
preferred. Drug Free
Workplace. Please call
Ed Davidson at (941)
966-2182 or fax resume
to (941) 966-7421
SALES PEOPLE needed
for hottest, coolest prod-
uct around. Huge income.
Craig (941)-586-9530

2090 CHILD/ADULT
CARE NEEDED

YMCA
AFTERSCHOOL
Group Leaders,
Apply at YMCA
19333 Quesada Ave.
Port Charlotte, FL


2100 GENERAL


BIKINI DANCERS want
ed for Sports Bar. 12am-
7pm. $1,000 sign-on
bonus. (941) 457-7077

Choose your hours, your
income & your rewards. I
do! Let me show you how.
Rosemary 941-623-9441

COOK part time needed
for local ALF fax resumes
to 863-993-0208 or
apply 1013 E Gibson St.
Arcadia


FLOOR COVERING
SPECIALIST/
RECEPTIONIST
Must be customer
friendly, exp. in
color selections with
bookkeeping skills.
Drug Free Work-
place. Apply in per-
son to Southwest
restoration 4290
James St. Unit 8
Port Charlotte.
(941)-743-4466

HAIRSTYLISTS
Stylists for beautiful new
Fantastic Sams, Arcadia.
Earn up to 75% comm,
guar. hourly wage to
start, pd. vacation, free
continuous education.
(239) 851-0547 or e-mail
scottbrownll@
comast.net

JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!
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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



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455 US Hwy 41
Bypass N
Venice
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1-(800)-518-1333
ext. 103
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TELEMARKETING
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Cover Letter To:
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floridacouponnetwork.com

Workers needed: Assem-
ble assorted craft projects.
Materials provided. To
$480+ a wk. Free info 24hr
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NOTICES

3010 ANNOUNCEMENTS

Fraternal Order of Eagles
Aerie 3296 at 23111 Har-
borview rd Charlotte Har-
bor, FL 33980 is inform-
ing and requesting that all
members attend the Busi-
ness Meeting 11/17/08
at 7:00 PM for the final
reading and vote for the
New By-Laws a copy can
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3015 HAPPY ADS





3090 LOST & FOUND

FOUND; Homeland
security issued perma-
nent resident card.
Found at Charlies
Automotive Repair,
in Port Charlotte.
(941)-625-5755
LOST cream/white Shih-
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downtown Punta Gorda,
Sat. 11/8/08. Dog needs
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LOST from Punta Gorda
Groomer near new Park-
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Small Male Cream Color.
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LOST IN VENICE 2 HEAR-
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$249.00 941-379-2378
2 WEEK CNA Class $300
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3090 LOST & FOUND

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4080 LOANS/
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BUSINESS SERVICES

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

5050 CHILD/ADULT
CARE

ALL CHILDCARE
FACILITIES MUST
INCLUDEWITH ADVER-
TISEMENT, STATE OR
LOCAL AGENCY LICENSE
NUMBER.
CNA w/10 yrs exp. avail
for caregiving, Dr's,
Errands, Shopping, It
housekeeping etc. Local
Ref's (941)-586-4346
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
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cooked meals, shopping,
household needs, com-
panion. (941)-587-1600

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55+, No Pets $700
1/1 Antigua Condo, Furnished, Water & Cable
Incl., No Pets $700
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2/2/1 Las Casa Condo, Comm. Pool...................$850
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No Pets $925
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Incl., No Pets $975
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Comm. Pool $1400
HOMES
2/1/CP Venice Island Duplex, Newly Remodeled. $775
2/2/2/1 South Venice Home $850
2/2/1 Jacaranda Home, Pets OK......................... $1100
3/2/2 Hourglass Estate Home, No Pets.............. $1100
3/2/1 Pinebrook Home, Comm. Pool, Lawn
Services Included., Pets OK.................... $1400
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5060 DOMESTIC
CLEANING SERV.

HOUSE KEEPING
At it's best. Call
the Dusty Feather
941-639-1739

5100 HOME & COMM.
IMPROVE.

*CONCRETE @
High Quality Low Price
Driveway, sidewalks, patios
LIC. & INS. FREE EST. 941-
497-0907 or 586-4512
Bill's Handyman Service
Ceiling fans, lights,
faucets, drains, toilet, sm
repairs. 941-661-8585
CARPENTER, INC. One
call does it all. Licensed &
insured. #RR0067689.
Phil 941-627-0657.
DAN THE HANDYMAN
I do it all with just one
call. Painting, Carpentry,
Anything? 941-697-1642

HANDLES HANDYMAN
SERVICE 30 yrs. exp.
I DO IT ALL!
941-586-4856
JACK OF ALL TRADES,
No Job Too Big or Small.
CGC#A14379. Free Esti-
mates. (941)-623-3374
Quality Concrete Work at
a Very Affordable Price.
Driveways, Sidewalks,
Patios. Serving the area
25 yrs. (941)-780-5968
UP TO 40% DISCOUNT
Euro Concepts
Kitchens & Baths;
Complete Remodeling
941-429-6765

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

nSTFRO1A~O AW
Now accepting new accts
Nokomis, Ven & Island. Li
\&Ins. For exc. lawn car,
Call 488-4462
An Occupational License
may be required by the
City and/or County.
Please call the appropri-
ate occupational licensing
bureau to verify
BALLINGER'S
Lawn Maintenance
Full Service. Palm
clean-up. Pressure
Wash. 941-628-9291
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
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


5185 ROOFING

KETTER'S ROOFING.
Specializing in Re-Roofing
& Repairs #CCC1325663
(941)-815-8633

5230 MISCELLANEOUS

Lake Wales Christian
Counseling, LLC 1110
Druid Circle, Suite D
Lake Wales 863-676-
4556


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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
6012 Out Of Area
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

6030 HOUSEHOLD
GOODS

NEED CASH
NOW?
We Buy Quality
Home Furnishings,
Coins, jewelry,
antiques, autos or
an [ inofvalue!
91-485-4964

A FURNITURE SHOPPE
1552 S. McCall Rd., Engl.
Selling Quality Used Fum.
M-F 10-4. 941-473-1986
48" glass top table w/4
chairs, like new cond.
$195. (941-255-1965
5 piece white bedroom
set $295 sold........
Bed, Queen Mattress and
Box. Brand New will sell
$175. Local 941-629-
5550 or 941-456-5555.
Also have KING.
BED, MURPHY Q. Size
Bed, Custom Built, White
Raised Panel Doors,
Delivered & Installed
$1295.(941)-493-3954


6030 HOUSEHOLD
GOODS

Bed Mattress/Box. New -
will sell $100. Local 941-
629-5550/941-456-5555.
BEDROOM SET Broyhill
Fontana. Dresser w/ mir-
ror, single bed. lyr old,
$850. (941)625-5978
Carpet, 3 rms, beige,
w/padding almost new,
$200. (941-697-1273
Computer Armoire,
$150. Drexel King BR
set, $450 firm, both
exc. cond. 2 Lanai
chairs, $15/ea. Glider,
$50. (941) 639-0009.
COUCH: Nautical navy
and cream wide stripe.
good cond $175 obo.
941.639.5182
Daybed w/trundle, wood,
white in lattice design,
upgraded mattresse's,
units have link springs,
like new cond. "used only
3 times" $400 obo.
(941)-429-8776
DAYBED, white wood,
great matt., used 1 time,
275. 941-485-3029
DINET SET White Basset
w/ 4 cush. chairs Xleaf.
$125/obo 941-488-8635
DINETTE, med. oak,
round table, 2 leaves, 6
cane back arm chairs.
$195/obo 941-480-1216
DINING CHAIRS 4 side, 2
arm, Cream color fabric,
like new $200/obo 493-
0400
DINING SET, glass table,
4 chairs, ceramic base,
$150. (941)-423-3597
Dining table, oak edestal,
5 chairs,2 leaves, $100
obo 941-628-9735
Dinning Set, Glass top
table w/4 green chairs
$100, Corian kitchen
table w/4 chairs $100,
End table & cocktail table
$25 (941)-493-6691
ENTERTAINMENT CEN-
TER, for TV, Stereo Com-
ponents & CD Storage
$225. (941)-697-2082
FUTON, Wood,
no mattress. $25.
(941)-916-0137
I BUY CLEAN USED
FURNITURE.
TOP $$ PAID.
(941)-661-8705
LAZY BOY SOFA
RECLINER FL. COLORS
VERY GOOD COND,
MUST SEE! $295.
(941)-485-9662
LIVING ROOM SET Italian
leather, cream color,
couch, loveseat chair w/
ottoman, $650.; Rustic
Pine Coffee Table $75.
(941)-625-5978
Mattress & Box, king size,
simmons good cond.
$175obo. 941-626-2832
Mattress, King
w/boxspring. Exc Cond
$299 (941)-426-5268 NP




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REMODELING- 2 recliner
chairs, handle operated,
tan microfiber, excellent
condition $100. each
941-456-2840
ROCKER, swivel, soft
mauve color, used in
guest bedrm, like new,
$75/obo. 941-4856744
SOFA FI colors, 3 Cush-
ion, Great shape
$100/obo 941-496-7665
Sofa 82", dbl. recliner,
neutral color, exc. cond.
$395, (941)-743-4742


6030 HOUSEHOLD
GOODS

Sofa, forrest green, great
cond. w/built in recliners,
$250 941-416-0507
TABLES: oval cocktail &
2 round end, glass top,
pedestal, beautiful,
$125/all. 941-485-2590
TRUNDLE BED w/2 mat-
tresses, like new, $225.
941- 637-0973
White washed wicker
daybed w/trundle, com-
plete w/mattresse's &
bedding, brand new, used
a few times, $400. (941)-
627-4529
Wicker-cream glider, set-
tee, coffee & end table
Like new Paid $1300 Sell
$550 (941)-743-3358

6040TV/STEREO/
RADIO

23" Stereo Sylvania TV,
exc. cond. $30. (941)-
575-0273
36" TV COLOR, GOOD
COND. $75. INCLDS VCR
(941)-662-0328
52" big screen TV w/
large 8' wide ent. ctr. Exc.
$500. (941)-639-5608
CROSLEY NOSTALGIA
4inl Entertainment sys-
tem. Turntable, CD,
AM/FM radio, & cass.
Brand new w/ book.
$145. (941)429-2594
HITACHI 50" PROJEC-
TION tv $100. 12 SEER
Trane air handler $100.
941-743-0834
L8ti 800 WATT Theater
Logic 5.1 Surround
Sound System, new in
box, $500 941-815-0510
TV, 32" Toshiba, surround
sound, picture in picture,
$250 obo.941-625-5950

6060 COMPUTER
EQUIPMENT

#941-629-6337 Dave in-
house-office computer
repair, set-up Serving
Charlotte Co. 9+ years
(2) HP PHOTO SMART
PRINTERS NEW IN BOX
$75/EA (941)-626-3674
16" HP Pavilion M70 Mon-
itor. Good cond $30.
(941)-626-3674
COMPUTER TOWER
XP PRO $135.
(941)-740-2761
DELL LAPTOP
XP
$175. 941-204-0824
HP 2.6ghz 17" flat screen
moniter & printer $350
(941)-484-9814 Venice

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6065 CLOTHING/
JEWELRY

A big tall man size 48,
52L, XL suits w/vest,
sport coats, $35/$40
Cash. (941)-485-3817
Jeans, Men's, Rustler (5),
36x32 new, $8/pr. All
$35. (941)-286-5601
Ladies Clothes XL & size
16, $5 & Up, some
dressy (941)-639-0486


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
US 17 Antique Mall
5260 Duncan Rd. (US17)
941- 347-8044
M -S 10 -4, Sun. 11-4
Porcelain collectible dolls,
$10 & $20 ea.; Rockwell
colletible plates, $5ea.
(941)-586-4449
TWIN beds, mahogany,
w/matt/box springs,
down comforters + more
$800/all. 941-493-1194
Books, old, many
topics wanted.
(941)-575-6705
PORCELIN DOLLS
Large $25/ea Medium
$15 (941)-429-2594

6090 MUSICAL

BANJO, Fender 5 string,
seldom used, w/case &
strings. $200. (941)460-
0649
ORGAN, LOWREY
LC-50 ,
EXCELLENT COND.
$2500. 941-423-8125
Samson (2) XP100 12"
speaker cabinets, Like
new $175 obo (941)-769-
3895

6095 MEDICAL

"Be a part of history"
WANTED: Walkers. Bring
to Royal Palm Retirement,
2500 Aaron St. PC or call
for pick up 627-6762.
Bed, Hospital type, Full
w/massage $75, Walker
$15 (941)-468-8685
Electric scooter fits most
car trunks easily $325.
(941)-575-7918
JAZZY power chair
w/electric lift, $1500.
(941) 380-9486
Portable toilet, $25; walk-
er, $15. (941)-240-8600
Transport Chair, like new,
foot rest, folds easy,
$90 941-743-7261
WHEELCHAIR, Invacare
take along, elec. joy stick,
new, 250 Ib weight, 4
wheels, great for shop-
ping. $750/obo. (941)-
629-0229
Wheelchair, Jazzy, w/
charger. Used 9 mos.
$3,000/obo. 240-8600

6110TREES & PLANTS

COCONUT PALMS,
Queen Palms, Oaks,
E Pulatka holly.
(941)-474-0527
Palms & Oaks
Large Palms $25-$35 ea
Large Oaks $10-$60 ea
(941)-637-8920
Trees, Palms, Oaks, Fruit
etc. Wholesale Prices.
Delivery, Installation Also
941-626-6612
Viburnum, Eugenia, Good
privacy hedge, Lemon
grass, Boganvilia,
Coconut, Adonidia, Many
other palms.
941-488-7291

6125 GOLF
ACCESSORIES

CLUB CARS- Electric-
Needs Work. 1 Runs, 1
For Parts. $400./Both
(941)-830-8863 Will Deliv.
Just arrived 10 HS,2006
E-Z GOs, $2150 + tax &
2005 HS $1795 + tax
(941)-625-7969
Kunnan irons 2-SW $20,
Big Berthas 3-SW $15,
Misc. Clubs $1-$15
(941)473-4074


6125 GOLF
ACCESSORIES

PING Eye II Irons, steel
shaft, R flex. 2 P.W.
$350. (941)-698-0025
Yamaha Golf Cart 4 pas-
senger w/flip down rear
seat. Upgraded turbo
motor, windsheild, super
tires, Can deliver $1500
sold in 1 day!

6128 EXERCISE/
FITNESS

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

6130 SPORTING
GOODS

Antique guns, swords &
military items Wanted.
Collector 941-286-5606
270 Win. Model 710 Rem-
ington w/Bushnell scope,
new, never fired, $500
firm. 941-815-0510.
40 S&W Pistol 15 Mag.
$400 obo.
(941)429-0909
BERETTA 20 Ga, new in
case, 1987 Ducks Unlim-
ited-Gorgeous, $585.
941-650-5122
BERETTA 92FS, new in
box, never fired, $600
firm. 941-815-0510.
Bersa Thunder 380 Black
& Gold, Taurus 6 1/2"
barrel SS 7 Shot Revolver
$275. ea or $500 for
both 941-623-3519
Browning Belgium 9mm,
14 shot, 3 mags, like new
$725. 941-286-5358
Civil War, WWII Guns,
Swords, Daggers, etc.
Wanted. Paying up to
$900 for G.I. 45's &
German Lugers
(941)705-5145
Custom SKS Paratrooper
w/thumb hole stock &
removeable clip. Perfect.
$400 SOLD
FISHING
TACKLE
RODS & REELS
COMBOS & MORE
1374 Jacana Ct., PGI.
9-2, Fri., Sat. Sun.
Retired fishing tackle
executive selling wide
variety of salesman's
& field testing sam-
ples. SW trolling & bot-
tom fishing combos.
Big selection of light
tackle spin combs.
Graphite rods $5 &
$10. IGAF $195
trolling rods $50.
New IM6 graphite fly
rods, $175 value -
$25 & lots more.

FLORIDA CONCEALED
Weapons Permit Class
(941)697-1885








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Sat Nov 15 9-5,
Sun Nov1611/0 9-3
Bradenton Auditorium
941-746-7937
cell 941-224-2181


6130 SPORTING
GOODS

Hunting Lease. New. Sea-
son 10/18-3/1. 4 mi
River. Deer, Turkey, Hogs,
Bear, Varmits. $2100 per
member 2 openings
Leasee 941429-0909
Leupold VX2-6X18-as new
$450 VX3 6.5X20 Fresh
Major $500 (863)-993-
3386
Maybe your last chance
to buy an authentic &
complete Yugo SKS.
Fabulous Cond. $300
SOLD
OLD 20 ga. Remington
auto model 48 Sports-
man in case, $300. Call
941-815-0510.
OLS SKS 762x39 Russia
made, w/bayonet & sling
$300. 941-815-0510.
ORIG. Military issue
Springfield 30.06 M1
Garand, good shape
$900 firm 941-815-0510
Remington 700 Action.
Pattern. Sako Extractor.
Rings etc. $425 obo
(863)-993-3386
S&W 500ES Magnum
$950 Colt Mustang +11
380 $625 S&W 38 $500
S&W 941-622 $300.
941-234-2901 All MINT
Shotguns: 410 Mossberg
Pump $225. 20Ga. Charles
Daly Pump $200. Both
brand new. 941-223-6963.
sks carbine Modern syn-
thetic stock $250; Sav-
age Double Barr 12ga
$225. (941)493-2803
Trophy Blue Marlin, 8' 1/2
full mount, $875. Must
sell obo (941)-625-0743
WANTED S&W 44 cal.
mag. revolver.
(941)4 74-4246
WINCHESTER MODEL 94,
30/30 NRA Edition,like
new, $485.
941-650-5122

6135 BICYCLES/
TRICYCLES

3 wheel bike. New cond.
$165 (941)-575-2883
Desoto Classic 3 Wheel
Bike. Exc Cond. $155
(941)-697-9485

6138TOYS

Fisher Price Power Touch
w/books & cards $100.,
Geo Trax many sets $200
All in excellent condition.
941-380-1871

6145 POOL/SPA/
& SUPPLIES

Hot Tub, Seat 4, Brand
new, used once $800
941-286-8572
Jacuzzi 2 person, Leisure
Bay, has everything, like
new, cost $3,600 sacri-
fice $650, 941-697-0994
SPAS & MORE
No need to go out of town
BUY LOCAL
30 new spas in stock, cus-
tom spa covers, also solar
blankets.
WE BUY USED SPAS
(941) 625-6600


6160 LAWN & GARDEN

Chipper/Mulcher 8 HP
electric start Troybilt all
attachments and Manual
$275.00
941 979-8267


6160 LAWN & GARDEN

Complete landscaping
services & curbing.
Residential & Commer-
cial. (941)-235-1700
Patio table, 60" round
w/6 chairs & umbrella
$200 (941)493-6691
Riders & Push, sales &
service, used parts, trade
in's welcome. Save big!
(941)-268-0917

SNAPPER RIDING MOWER
25" 11HP, Elect start
Runs good. Extra parts.
$450. (941)-493-4758
TRACTOR/
BUCKET LOADED,
Must Sell!
"New Holland" with box
blade. Diesel, 29 horse,
4wd, center and rear
PTO. Like new only 252
hours $8900.
Great weekend business
possibilities!
941-661-1397

6170 BUILDING
SUPPLIES

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

KITCHEN CABINETS
Beige Formica 9-pc top,
sink, faucets, $420;
White 10 pcs $490. Exte-
rior Glass doors $100ea
(941)496-8655
KITCHEN SINK Corian,
white, 33"x22" 2 bowl
$150/obo 497-2678
LADDERS: 28' alum.
Green Bull ext. $100. 10'
Fiberglass Step Husky
$50. 941-740-0008.

6190 TOOLS/
MACHINERY

6" JOINTER w/45" cast
iron bed on wheels $150.
**SOLD**
ACETYLENE Outfit
large tanks, cart and
cutting torch, $320.
(941) 637-9906.
Assorted coax splicing
/coring tools, gafts, safe-
ty belt, etc. $1,000 obo.
(941)-613-3405
Cordless Hammer Drill
19.2 Volt Porter cable
$50. 941-743-9673
Generator, B.S. Elite
5550 watts $375 firm
(941)-423-7071
Used Binks Spray Guns
call for details (941)-356-
5507

6195 FARM
EQUIPMENT

2005 New Holland tractor
29 horse very low hours.
includes trailer. $9900.
941-661-1397

6220 OFFICE/BUSINESS
EQUIP. SUPPLIES

HUNDREDS OF Pre-
owned desks, files, chairs,
conf tables, workstations.
OFFICE OUTFITTERS
881 E Venice Ave., Venice
485-7015, 800-330-9215

6231 BIRDS

BEAUTIFUL Bonded
pair of Solomon Island
Eclectus (4yrs) $1400;
BABY COCATEILS $25
(941)-575-6256 OR
863-227-4054


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i-Fri Sat. 8-3, Sun.
11-3. 9467 Casa
Grande. Corner of Bargel-
lo & Casa Grande. Christ-
mas, furn. clothing, misc
tools & lots of good stuff!
-FRI. & SAT. 8a-3p, 95
Wilheim Dr. Engle-
wood Beach Estate sale,
lots of good stuff.
-]FRI. & SAT. 9-1,
10099 Topsail Ave.
Multi family -
LOTS OF STUFF.
D-FRI. & SAT. 9 -3,
6239 Berkeley St./
OTHERS. Big Sales.
Don't miss these!
SAT & SUN 8AM-3PM
97 Warren Ave, off
Dearborn between Pine &
776. Household goods
I-SAT. & SUN. 8 -5,
514 S. McCall Rd.
Huge 5 FAMILY, furniture,
appliances, tools, col-
lectibles.
DSaturday 8-? 1915
San Remo Point Dr.
Overbrook Gardens.
Beauty salon equip.
chairs, free standing
dressers, hair dryers
w/chairs & many misc.
items. (941)475-2392

6004 NOKOMIS/OSPREY
GARAGE SALES

D- FRI. & SAT. 8- ?
907 McHill Rd. Old
stuff, fishing, camping,
furn., lots of misc.
-Sat 8-4 405
Bayshore Dr. Osprey
Old oil can collection, Old
Car mag's, Telephone
memorabilia. Tools, Hsh-
old, Decor, Furn, Misc col-
lectables. Don't miss it!
DI-SAT. 8-4, SUN. 1-5
311 Pameto Rd.
ESTATE SALE
Many goodies from furni-
ture to nic nacs.
- SAT. 8AM-2PM
Lakewood Court in
Sorrento East. 5 Families.
Office furn, plants, Misc.

6005 NORTH PORT AREA
GARAGE SALES

FRI & SAT 8-2
405 TAZEWELL DR
1 blk off 41 & Chamberlain
Xmas, ant dining set, Too
much 2 mention All must go
F-Fri Sun. 8-3. 1653
L Marilyn Ln. off Cham-
berlain. Gas range,
antiques, pictures, glass-
ware, much misc. (941)-
626-3206
- FRI SAT SUN 8-?
II 231 Natures Way
RIVERWALK HUGE
Garage sale, Tools, fish-
ing gear, games, books,
jewelry clothing, misc.
D-Fri-Sun 8-1 6148
I Hossman St. Huge
Sale. Household, Busi-
ness equipt, Tools, Furn,
Brand New Clothing!
Name brands w/tags.


6005 NORTH PORT AREA
GARAGE SALES

I-FRI. & SAT. 8 2,
2420 So. Salford
Blvd. Upscale wicker,
lamps, movies, pic-
tures, misc. Like new.
SFRI.& SAT. 8am -2pm
1137 Crimson Av.
(off E. Price & Toledo
Blade Blvd.) Multi family
sale great stuff, house-
hold items, fleece blan-
kets, books, Xmas, jewel-
ry, etc.
I-FRI. & SAT., 9-4,
8441 Boulton Ct. Off
41 near Biscayne.
Antiques, variety of items.


Fri. 10AM-1PM
& Sat. 8AM-1PM
3643 S. Chamberlain
Blvd. North Port;
HOLIDAY GIFTS
GARAGE SALE
Beanie's, GI Joe's,
Disney Movies, 3
Stooges and much
more.
DOFri. 8-12, Sat 8:304,
Sun. 8:30-12. 5673
Estates Dr.
Holiday Extravaganza.
Sun 11-5:30 6527 Reis-
tertown Rd. Stop & Shop
Jewels by Park Lane (50%
off), Pampered Chef, Tup-
perware, Amish Country
Baskets & Gifts plus
Home Interiors 416-1059
D-Sat & Sun 9am-2p
7397 Manthey Ave
camping stuff,TVs,
computers,dresser,
instruments, more
-Sat 8-12 420
Woodale Ct. Tools,
Xmas, & Household items
[ SAT. 10AM-6PM
5950 Sam Shapos Wy
FESTIVAL OF ARTS
LUAU
ARTS & CRAFTS
FESTIVAL
Drawings held at 3pm
D SAT. 8-1,
Off Sumpter/Rich-
mond Terr & Kingsley Rd.
Many residents included.
DO SAT. 8 2,
S2677 Bay City Terr.
Collectibles, holiday,
jewelry & misc.
SSAT. 9am-lpm, 3299
Lopinto St. Appli-
ances, furniture, exercise
equip, tools, clothes, etc
-Saturday 8-4. 4390
Kessler Terr. off of
Salford. Clean/Neat Well
Marked.
-Thurs Sat. 9-? 3854
Holin Ln. Small boat
w/motor, accordian and
much more.

6006 PT. CHARLOTTE
GARAGE SALES

D-FRI. & SAT. 8 1,
25268 Nocturne Ln.
New & gently used items.


6006 PT. CHARLOTTE
GARAGE SALES

iFri & Sat 8-? 2498
Abscott St. Huge 2
Family Sale. Furn, yard
ornaments, & Clothes
D- Fri & Sat 8-2 2228
Abscott St. Every-
thing from Dishes to Nau-
tical, Anchors, Etc.
FRI & SAT 8-2
405 TAZEWELL DR
1 blk off 41 & Chamberlain
Xmas, ant dining set, Too
much 2 mention All must go
I Fri & Sat 8-3 1290
Waterside St HUGE
SALE, golf, books, police,
tools, xmas items, house-
hold, matchbox & die cast
cars
D FRI & SAT 84
1403 BEACON DR
HUGE MULTIFAMILY SALE
+ Bake Sale + Hamburger &
Brat fry! DON'T MISS!
-Fri & Sat 8-4 26118
Northern Cross Rd.
Deep Creek. Patio Furn,
Antiques, & Misc.
iFri & Sat 8-4, 349
Millport St. Lots of
name brand kids winter &
summer clothes, shoes &
toys, furn. books, cd's,
movies & kitchen items.
-FRI & SAT 9-4
352 Torrington St
Off Peachland
A HUGE Benefit sale for
a veteran in need. Patio
bar 4 chairs, Stain glass
supplies, kids stuff, RHS
clothes, Plants, Many
Treasures. FREE Coffee
-FRI & SAT., 8- 2,
1365 Blaisdell St.
Art glass to Xmas decor
& more. Priced to sell.
r-Fri -Sun. 7-? 291
Warrington Ave.
Bunches & Bunches Of
Everything! Inside & Out-
side Sale! MOVING!!!
-Fri Sat 8-? Sun 1-5
1114 Presque Isle
628-4419 boating, gener-
ators, tools, exercise
equip, chilton manuals
68-99, antiques, collecta-
bles, Primerica stuff, cars
-FRI. & SAT. 8-5pm,
Multi Family at
Gardens of Gulf Cove!
6228 Coralberry Terr.
Furniture, Tools, Lots of
Clean, Good Clothing &
Lots of Collectables!
Dealers Welcome!
13543 Longwood Ave.,
Moving & Remodeling
Sale! Tons of Kid's
Stuff Too!
6212 Coralberry Terr.,
Lots of Misc!!!
FRI. & SAT. 8am -
Noon, 1540 Rommel
St. Qn bed, tools, sofa,
stereos, patio & more.
FRI. & SAT. 8am -
3pm, 21248 Alder-
son Ave. Lots of old toy
trains, Lionel, Flyer + HO
& other misc.


6006 PT. CHARLOTTE
GARAGE SALES

I FRI. & SAT. 8AM-4
25301 & 25309
Padre Lane, Deep
Creek. 2 Family.
Furniture, Home Decor, TV
Armoire, 27" TV, jewelry,
music books, clothing, chil-
dren and ladies, toys, tools,
"Generator", Sm. Frig.,
water cooler & more.
SFRI. & SAT. 8AM-4PM
540 SHARON CIRCLE
MOVING SALE,
INDOORS.
D- FRI. 8- 5 & SAT. 8- 2,
44 Logan St. Off
Hillsborough between
Attwater & Toledo Blade.
MOVING, power tools,
audio equip., wood, tool
box/PU, household misc.
SAT & SUN 7-2
22228 Montrose Ave
MULTIFAMILY- TV's, VIDEO
GAMES, LOTS OF MISC
Sat & Sun 8-1pm, 730-
4pm. Tools, Welder, Furni-
ture, Household misc, All
Must Go!! 18870 Acker-
man Ave, Portcharlotte.
SAT & SUN 8AM
2397 Easy Street
GENERATOR, Planer, join-
er, compressor & more.
Household good & furn.,
-Sat & Sun. 9-3,
17470 Gadsen Ave.
Multi family/moving Furn,
household, appl. clothes
& medical scooter.
-SAT 7:30-?, 27437
Obidos Drive.
ANNUAL 7 FAMILY.
Deep Creek -Cartagena.
4 -65R15 tires, tools,
baby, household, etc...
Sat 8-12 Corner of
Dutchcess/Robina.
Veterans Norman-
Dutchess Quality Items,
SSAT 8-2. 337 Lambert
St. 5-Family Sale. Fur-
niture, household, clothes,
baby items, tools, bikes,
much more.
NO EARLY BIRDS.
-SAT 8-2PM
361 Wherley Ave
SE Kitchen, House-
hold, Furn., Wicker,
Linens, TV, LP's, Stereo
- Too much to list!
I-Sat Only 8-2 958
Webster Ave off Mid-
way household, decor,
holiday, tools, antiques,
baby items, gifts, & more
SSat Only 8-2 Wilson
Realty US41 Char
Harbor. American Cancer
Society Fundraiser.
|-Sat Only 8-3 21074
Firwood Ter. Giant
Sale! Several Family's
Treasures. Cheap Prices!
-SAT-SUN. 4326 Pates
St Girls Clothes, Toys,
Books & LOTS of Misc
Household Items!


6006 PT. CHARLOTTE
GARAGE SALES

-SAT. & SUN., 8-3,
423 Ravenswood
Blvd. Hshld, Lawn & Gar-
den Tools, Pressure
Washer, X-Mas Deco.,
Dept. 56 Dickens Village
& More! (941)-627-6642
SAT. 7AM-2PM
24038 Harborview
Rd., variety of items.
INDOOR FLEA MARKET:
SAT. 8AM-4PM
23014 Mcnulty Ave.
Midway to Orlando, follow
sign. Collectibles to Misc.
D SAT. ONLY 8-3
1207 Paraclete Rd.
Deep Creek ( Off Sandhill)
3 FAMILY SALE House-
hold items, plants, yard
equip., Lg. selection of
designer teen girl & boy
clothes. Mens clothes,
books, x-mas decor &
much more
m- SAT., 8am-l1, 120
Sinclair St. SW, Har-
bor/Edgewater Area Multi
Family- Various Items.
-Sat/Sun 8-2, 3262
Great Neck, Estate:
House full of items,
antiques, furn, Coke/Star
Trek collect.
-Saturday 8-? 14491
River Beach Dr. EL
Jobean. Huge sale, jewel-
ry, tools, exercise equip.
guitars, refridge. collecta-
bles. Closing E Bay store.
- SATURDAY 8AM-1PM
23038 Diane Ave
OFF ALWORTHY/DIANE
HUGE 3 FAMILY GARAGE
SALE. DON'T MISS IT!
SATURDAY ONLY 8-2
1219 MARLOW ST
Near Sheehan & Orlando
Nearly new appliances,
toys and clothes.
I-Sun.-Tue-Thur 9AM-1
2036 Loveland Blvd
PC. 1/2 PRICED SALE
Nov 16,18,20 Christmas
Decorations,Clothes, Lots
of Misc. 941-629-0398,
Adventist Comm Serv
F-iTHURS. FRI. SAT. 8-4
iTropical Ave., off
Lakeview Blvd. Table saw,
drill press, sawzall, scroll
saw, HUNDREDS of hand
trools, lawn tools.
I-THURS., FRI. & SAT.
9 5, 2433 Dando
St. 3 FAMILY Sears radi-
al arm saw, antiques,
many $1 items.

6007 PUNTA GORDA AREA
GARAGE SALES

-Fri & Sat 7-3 PGI 819
Napoli Ln. Many
Many Christmas Items,
Furniture & Collectables
SFRI & SAT Nov 14
& 15 8-4 722 Via
Formia, PGI, 3 Family
Sale! Tools, Houshold,
Clothing Ex equip, fish-
ingpoles, games, golf
equipt & more


6007 PUNTA GORDA AREA
GARAGE SALES

[D- FRI & SAT 9 to 4
S1540 SUZI ST, PGI
Off of Bal Harbor Blvd.
Too much to list.
SFri & Sat. 8-3.
S3691 Whippoorwill
Blvd. PGI. 4 family,
household, boating &
fishing, construction
tools, clothes, patio
furn. Too much to list!
SFri & Sat. 8-5. 72
Sabal Dr. Misc,
antiques, depression
glass, dishes, crocks,
tools, crafstman table
saw, sinks, light bars, ceil-
ing fans and much more.
[-] FRI & SAT. 9- 1,
I 3857 Acline Rd.
INDOOR MULTIFAMILY
SALE Clothes, refrigera-
tor, AC units, household,
rubber floor, bounce
house, floor fans, Toys,
more. CASH ONLY.
r-iFri-Sun 9-4 11196
Olive Cir. Huge Sale!
Selling Everything!
-FRI. & SAT. 8 Noon,
Rain days Nov. 21 &
22. 2000 El Cerito Ct.
PGI. W. Marion, L on Trop-
icana,R on Via Esplanade,
L on El Cerito Ct. Multi
family, new outdoor living
dinnerware & access.
Mens bike, fishing poles,
toys, baby clothes, adult
clothing, holiday items &
much more.
-FRI. & SAT. 8a-5p,
15309 Lemonade Dr.
Tools, plants, furniture,
crocheted afghans, misc.
-iFRI., SAT. & SUN.
I 10am-4pm,
30057 Oak Rd. Ridge
Harbor, off 17. Everything
from tools to furniture.
-Sat & Sun. 9-5,
25385 E. Marion
Ave. Just off old US 17.
Follow the produce &
plant sign to the Haven
Garden Center. Big Big
Big Yard Sale to support
the HAVEN DROP IN
CENTER, Charlotte Coun-
ties only mental health
drop in center, a 501 (C3)
Non Profit. Lots of good
stuff at great prices for a
fantastic cause! For more
info call 941-613-1450.
I-] SAT 8AM-?
6660 TAYLOR RD (In
the Rear) Hurricane shut-
ters, furniture, collerctor,
dolls, organ, tapes,
household & misc items
D- SAT ONLY 8-2
100 OANGOL ST
Deep Creek Qn BR set,
stuffed animals & misc.
household items.
SAT ONLY 8:30-12
30275 BEECH RD
Children items, stroller
car seat, Holiday items,
Turkey fryer, area rug,
household items & more.
-SAT. & SUN. 8 1,
4500 Deltona Dr.
Wicker bedrm, exer.
equip, nick nacks & misc.


6007 PUNTA GORDA AREA
GARAGE SALES

FSat Only 9-3
Burnt Store Vil-
lage Communitywide
Garage Sale, On
Burnt Store Road, 7
miles from Rt 41 on
Left

S SAT ONLY 9-4PM
662 COOPER ST
Church of God of Prophecy
Proceeds benefit
Christmas food/toy drive
SSAT. 7a-2p, 26161
Airport, opposite
ECC. HUGE BARNSALE
fund raiser. Bargains.
Sat. 8-2, 26463
Flower Rd. off of
Burnt Store Rd. Early
Christmas, new decora-
tions and gifts, antique
dresser w/mirror, gazell
exerciser, Heppa vacuum,
2 wheel dolly, womans
clothes ;18/20/22 & lots
of misc. NO EARLY
SALE!
DThurs-Sun 8-? 6203
Rumford St. Large
Sale! Tools, Nice Clothes,
Furniture, Boat & Trailer,
Snowmobile Trailer & lots
of extras

6008 ROTONDA AREA
GARAGE SALES

DFRI & SAT 8-2
132 CADDY RD
MULTIFAMILY Tools
housewares, collectibles,
furniture, sports equip,
and lots of misc. items
Fri & Sat. 8-3, 195
Bunker Rd. Antiques,
collectables, disney, large
staghorn fern, old wicker,
lots of good stuff cheap!
DFRI. & SAT. 9 -3pm,
32 Long Meadow Ln.
Baby, home furn., electri-
cal, auto, boat, lawn eq.,
golf clubs,bike,books,etc
-SAT. 9-4
33 Oakland Hills PI
JR. Girls designer & adult
clothing, Shirleys Embroi-
dery designs, misc items
-SAT. 9-5
32 Bunker Circle
Decorations for every hol-
iday Bicycles Gas edger,
hedge trimmer, etc
DSAT. ONLY 9 4,
230 Rotonda Cir.
Something for everyone.
NO EARLY BIRDS.

6010 S. VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES

DiFri & Sat. 8-?
753 N. Green Cir.
Country Club Estates
MOVING SALE,
EVERYTHING MUST GO.
Fri & Sat. 9-3, 1325
Laurel Ave. Desk's,
adult & kids books &
tapes, girls bike, dolls &
wicker furniture.


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6010 S. VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES

Fri. 8-5, Sat. 8-1.
314 Pine Tree Rd.
Big Sale! Rods, reels,
baits, kayak, craft sup-
plies, clothing, twin com-
forters & sheets, books,
household items, sofa &
chaise.
-Sat 7-1 5831 Phorus
Rd. Moving. Must
Sell. Too Much to List!
Lots of Bargains!
SSat 8-? 351 Treasure
Rd. Household items,
Baby, Electronics & Cloth-
ing (Chico's)
SSat 8-1 1141 Palmet-
to Dr. Big Yard Sale.
Clothes, Toys, Furniture,
& Misc.
SSat 8-2 371 Drake
Rd. 4 Family Sale.
Something for Everyone!
Lots of Everything.
SAT. 8AM-2PM
11830 Granite Woods
Loop STONEY BROOK
kids, Fridge & household
D SAT. Nov. 15, 8-3
323 Rigel Rd.
Huge household sale. fur-
niture, appliances, Chris-
mas items, much more.
I- SAT. ONLY8-?
516 CONSTANCE RD.
Lawn mower, tools, furni-
ture & household items.
-Saturday 8-1, 3031
Arrowhead Rd. Lots
of misc. items, something
for everyone!
Saturday 8-2, 150
Baffin Dr. E. 22"
color TV, I Mac comp,
misses &junior clothing,
books, computer desk,
housewares & more.

6011 VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES

Fri & Sat 8-3 1139
Riveria St. Venice
Island. Star Wars, Dolls,
Household, Kids etc.
-FRI & SAT. 8AM-1PM.
540 Sheridan Dr.
Ven.Gar.X-mas items furn,
books & many misc items
S-FRI. & SAT. 8 -2, 146
Hourglass Dr., off
776. Multi family. Kg
canopy bd frame & misc.
D Nov 13,14,15.
9am-2pm
608 GLEN OAK RD,
PUBLIC ESTATE SALE
Furniture, Collectibles,
Tools, Vintage House-
wares and More!
941-302-4641 FOR INFO
r-]SAT & SUN 9-3
IHermitage Blvd
Parrot cage, 74 MG, art,
SS prep sink, Christmas
tree, games, toys, antiq
-Sat 8-1 724 Laurel
Ave. Something for
everyone. Proceeds bene-
fits Christmas Angels.
- SAT 9-2
671 Altair Rd
multifam kids/lady items,
crochet linens, plants, etc
D SAT, Nov 15, 8-2pm
408 Shamrock Blvd


PAT (941)-493-2725
-Sat. 11/15 7am-3pm
1219 Mango Ave,
Venice. 120 gal Aquar,
56" hdtv Hitachi, antique
marble top ling. chest,
desk, end tables, glass
top dining/6 chairs, grand
father clock, curio,
clothes, misc.
[-ISAT. 8-12,
_1410 Baynard Dr.
Venice Island Moving-
Disney, nick nacks, more.
-ISAT. 8AM -2PM, 704
IW. Venice Ave. Home
& Condo Rentals parking
lot. MULTI FAMILY SALE.
SSUNDAY, 10-3pm
SPECTACULAR
FLEA MARKET





Clothing, Household
Goods, Furniture,
Collectibles & more.
PLUS' 1
Bake Sale, Corned
Beef & Pastrami
Sandwiches


6231 BIRDS

COCKATIEL, 1 yr. pearl
cockatiel w/cage & acc.
$175. (941)-875-5714

6232 CATS

Free Kittens
941-629-9348
FREE KITTENS Long
haired females 7 weeks,
(941)-505-8018

6233 DOGS

GREYHOUND, adult male,
all shots, friendly w/all.
$50. FOUND HOME
Jack Russell pup 4mths
old. Reg, shots, Help! Our-
dog wont let us keep new
pup! $450 941-637-7998

Lab Pups, ACA 1 yellow 1
black, females 9 wks, HC
$400 (863)448-2233


6233 DOGS 6250 APPLIANCES 6250 APPLIANCES


Pit Bull puppies, 5 males
and 4 females,$200.
941-204-0727
SHIHTZU 8wks, $350.
To good homes. M-F
(239)-543-2145
STANDARD POODLE
16mths, black male
$500. (239)-543-2145

6234 MISC. PETS

Bunnies.
Free to good Home.
Found Homes
FERRET w/ex. large cage,
all acc. $145 (pd $300
for cage). 623-3415.

6236 PET SUPPLIES
& SERVICES

HAY, horse & cow, round
& square bales. Pick-up or
delivery 863-990-0958


$40 SERVICE CALL The
Areas most trusted Appli-
ance Repair Service, serv-
ing PC, N.P. Engl, Venice.
We can fix it' 941473-9484
FREEZER, CHEST TYPE,
white, great condition.
$75. 941-276-0912.
Freezer, Chest, GE 7cu ft
Great Cond. $100 firm
**SOLD**
JennAir stove top/grill,
in/outdoor, vent system,
$400. (941)-916-0137
Microwave GE Profile XL
over counter, Bisque, $75
(941)456-0053
RANGE, gas, black self
clean, GE, good shape.
$100.sold!!!! sold!!!! sold!!
REFRIG., Kenmore side by
side. Glass top Stove,
Microwave. Good cond.
$475/all. 941-240-5983


Refrigerator, Whirlpool
25cuft, White, Water &
Ice on door, $250 (941)-
505-8530
Stove hot point, 30" elec-
tric, $50. Refridge, GE,
18cf. $50 941-460-0427
WASHERS/DRYERS
$139. each or
$270. Set
1 Year Warranty.
941-766-0226

6260 MISCELLANEOUS

"Be a part of history"
WANTED: Walkers. Bring
to Royal Palm Retirement,
2500 Aaron St. PC or call
for pick up 627-6762.
Fresh FLORIDA Jumbo
SHRIMP ARRIVING
NOW @ $5.50/ LB & UP
FL FRESH STONE CRAB
CLAWS Lg only no lights!
$6.50/up 941-623-2100


6260 MISCELLANEOUS 6260 MISCELLANEOUS 6260 MISCELLANEOUS


7 WEEKS of Nutri System
for sale paid nearly
$500....will sell for $300.
Call 941-204-0259.

Beautiful lighted 4.5'
Christmas Tree $25,
Sage Green Recliner
w/matching ottoman
$100 (941)-697-3410

Florida Fence Post 6'-12',
Gates 4'-16' $35 and Up
GTO $400 Lawn Aerator
$150, Water Aerator
$300 12 ft Fiberclass
Rowboat Double Haul Ask-
ing$1000(941)-505-9413

FR. & REAR stainless tube
bumpers & side steps for
97-06 Jeep Wrangler,
$400 941-445-2355

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PARK
Have Certificate
Lot 1&2, Block 7B
Section
Garden of memory.
$1000/obo. 475-6790
Heat Pump, new 5 ton
w/10 year warranty
$1600 (941)-697-6901
Neon Signs, Lrg Buc's hel-
met $125, Becks $50,
Rolling Rock $50, Coors
light NFL mirror $25
(941)-468-8685
Outdoor Bar w/5 swival
chairs. $200
(941)-457-0279
PVC PIPE, schedule 40,
3", 7 pcs, 8', 6', 5' $20.
Nearly new white STOVE-
TOP, 4 burner, 220v $50.
941-475-0132


Tom-Tom One GPS,
$100.
(941)-916-0137

TRAINS HO Guage 8'X8'
complete layout, Value
$8000. $3000 obo 941-
661-0072 941-257-8910

Womans bike, Avenir,
28", brand new, originally
$320 sell $250 firm. 12'
folding ladder, $120.
(941)475-3124 or (941)
266-2379

Xmas Air up lawn orna-
ments, 12' snowman
$20, 12' train w/carousel
$35 (941)-468-8685

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

A COLLECTOR BUYING
Old Fishing Lures,
Rods, Reels. 941-743-
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CAR ALK: CLICK & CLACK
Iron out money issues before you hit the road: A friend and I took a trip in my
car. The gasoline bill was $40. What percent should he pay when I consider wear
and tear on my vehicle? See page 2.


English lady, Belgian gentleman with their four-wheel loves: Osprey "snowbird" Bill Millers 1954 Kaiser
Darrin roadster, featuring sliding doors that go into the front fenders when opened. And the 1968 English-built
MGB, owned by a petite Briton, Maureen Larkin, who ordered it made to American specifications. -See page 2


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I hope you enjoyed last
week's column about
Osprey "snowbird" Bill
Miller's 1954 Kaiser Darrin
roadster, featuring sliding
doors that go into the front
fenders when opened. The
side view of this very rare
automobile was supposed
to appear on page two with
its doors open. Somehow
that photo didn't make it
through the print room,
and, of course, was not in
Wheels. To see this vehicle,
simply come to the Sun's
"Welcome Back Collector
Car Show" Saturday at the
main office, 23170 Har-
borview Road, Charlotte
Harbor (1/4 mile east of
U.S. 41 near Kings High-
way). There, I can assure
you, its doors will be open
for everyone to ogle!
Now, to this week's
featured rides: Since ladies
first is a tradition, I'll start
with the 1968 English-built
MGB, owned by a petite
Briton, Maureen Larkin,
who ordered it made to
American specifications in
July 1968 while she was on
"holiday" back in Merry Ole
England on a free trip. You
see, at that time, she was in
the states, employed by
Continental Airlines as a
stewardess. Prior to that
time, this adventurous
maiden from Herford, 100
miles from London, had
been in college near that big
city for executive secretarial
courses and the Royal
Society of Arts program. The
result a job in Mayfair,
England, followed by an
upgrade to a position with
the National Association of
Manufacturers in Chicago,
Ill. Soon, the glory days of
the '60s airlines tempted her
into the aforementioned
stewardess employment.
After test driving several
sports cars, the MG won
out, but required consider-
able alterations to meet U.S.
safety regulations, which
were expensive and time-
consuming to have done. It
worked out fine, however,
and after motoring about
the old country for a short
while, she had this sporty
gem shipped to the U.S. on
the RMS Queen Elizabeth
on her second-to-last
voyage in September 1968.


'You Auto
Know'


Now, 40 years later, the
speedometer reads in
excess of 130,000 miles and,
of course, it has become a
family member. Mainte-
nance is usually done by
husband, Tom Larkin, a
retired electrical engineer. If
a repair is serious enough,
Gulf Cove resident Herman
Molina, the "MG Man," is
coaxed into keeping this old
girl (the car) on the road.
The Larkins are charter
members of the Veteran
Motor Car Club of America,
and are often seen at most
Charlotte County car events
including, the Sun's
upcoming affair on
Saturday.
For real buffs, the
specifications for this MG, a
name that originated from
Morris Garage in the '30s,
are: wheel base, 7 feet 7
inches or 231.1 centimeters;
weight, 2149 pounds or 974
kilograms or 15.35 stone;
H.P., 94 from a four-
cylinder, 1,800 cc or 1.8 litre
engine; length, total, 12 feet
9 inches. The first MGB
rolled off the line in 1962,
and production halted in
1980. The basic price was
$2,400 or 1,000 pounds in
1968. It has a 12-volt
system and a four-speed
transmission.
So much for a little car.
Let's get on to an American
car with a pedigree that
goes back to pre-1910. The
big black beauty shown
belongs to Edmond and
Francine Adriaens, snow-
birds from Brussels,
Belgium, who winter in
their Burnt Store Marina
home.
Growing up at the end of
the 1940s, Edmond saw
many American cars of
various makes on city
streets, but the Packard
name was the most presti-
gious. His father was a
"Buick man" the family
1948 Super 8 was what he
learned to drive when an
aunt needed an unofficial


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"chauffeur" to take her on
errands. Licenses were not
required then, so each time
ventured out on the streets
was truly an adventure.
Years later in the 1980s,
Adriaens became a develop-
er of condos in the Punta
Gorda area. Meanwhile,
reading old car trader
magazines brought back
memories of those fun days
of motoring about in big
autos from the USA. He
retired and made his mind
up to get a Buick like he had
use of in 1952 dark blue
1948 Buick Super, almost
identical to his former
"wheels." The one he
purchased in Florida turned
out to be far too rough to
please him, thus it was sold
quickly after seeing an ad
for a 10,000-mile, all-
original Packard 200 series
four-door sedan. It soon
became his, and very little
work was needed to this
day. Back in Europe, they
own a 1925 Chrysler
roadster with a rumble seat,
which the grandchildren
thoroughly enjoy.
Recently. DickThams, his
neighbor in Florida, who is
also a longtime collector of
antique and classic autos,
found a red 1948 Buick
Super convertible near his
Michigan summer resi-
dence that he recommend-
ed to Edmond. Not one to
dally, a quick deal was made
and some time after the first
of 2009, it will be transport-
ed to become a sister or
brother to the Packard. Life
is good! He and Francine
are local and national
members of several auto
clubs. They plan to bring
the Packard to the Sun's
show Saturday. Stop and say
hello in any of the many
languages they speak. The
old car bug bit him at age
15, and is still very much in
his blood!
From his knowledge and
mine, plus help from
Packard books, these are the
specifications quite a
difference indeed from the
MG: wheelbase, 122 inches;
overall length, almost 18 1/2
feet; weight, base 3,660
pounds; engine, a straight 8
of 288 cu. in., turning out
135 H.P; basic cost, new in
1951, was $2,616, plus extra


playing, while Opa the
Clown and Henrietta his
Bassett Hound mix with all
the attendees. People from
the EARS no-kill animal-
rescue organization will be
on hand to explain their
program. Proceeds from
food and beverage sales
benefit this wonderful, all-
charity association. I urge
folks young and old of any
gender to come by to see
the collector vehicles and
meet the owners firsthand.
No pressure, no obligation
and, best of all, no fees or
parking costs. Free is the
magic word!

A couple of newer cruise
ins, for your information:
Third Friday of each
month, 4-8 p.m. at the
Punta Gorda Home Depot,
U.S. 41 and Burnt Store
Road. Open to any model
vehicles. Info, 941-575-9799.
Last Saturday of the
month, the "New" Punta
GordaWal-Mart, 9:30 a.m.-
12:30 p.m. Special cruise in
featuring complimentary
coffee/doughnuts for first
hour, and cold water


throughout the cruise time
for all drivers of any car,
truck or motorcycle at least
20 years old. Located at
Jones Loop and Taylor roads
in South Punta Gorda. By
the way, their new gas
station should be open with
very competitive prices.
Info, 941-637-3800.
Want to ring the bell to
help the Salvation Army
alongside old car people
ringers? Call me at 941-
575-0202 to really get in the
holiday spirit! You'll not
regret it!
Own a convertible, old or
new, in which you would
like to drive someone in the
upcoming Dec. 6 Chamber
of Commerce Christmas
Parade in Punta Gorda? Call
941-764-7191 for details.
A lot of writing and a lot of
reading. Actually, too much
for both of us. In the future,
normally only one auto will
be featured. Hope to see you
at the show Saturday!
Don Royston is president
and co-founder of the
Southwest Florida Chapter
of the Veteran Motor Car
Club of America. He can be
reached at 941-575-0202.


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for heater, radio, etc. The
total production series of
1951 Packards was 101,000,
double that of 1950. (Keep
in mind, this was the
smallest and lowest-priced
Packard for that year. Others
were far fancier and
expensive. Nevertheless,
this 200 series was still more
luxurious than most upper-
priced comparable Ameri-
can cars. Sadly, by 1958,
they were out of business.)
By now, you, as a reader
of this column in any of the
daily Sun papers or a
listener of the Clear Chan-
nel radio stations, no doubt
have seen or heard about
the Sun's "Welcome Back"
Collector Car Show for
nonmodified vehicles at
least 22 years old, set for 9
a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. It
will take place right here on
the grounds of the offices
and plant in Charlotte
Harbor. Features of this fun
event include tours of the
facility, where one can see
and learn how these award-
winning newspapers are
published.
Live music of the '50s,
'60s and '70s eras will be






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1995 Thunderbird LX,
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1996 FORD EXPLORER
XLT, green w/leather, only
102K miles. $2995 obo.
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1995 Cherokee RHD, exc.
running cond. $3K obo.
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1997 Wranger Sahara 6cyl
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(765)-661-0420


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1997 Continental Execu-
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(941)-423-6270
2001 Lincoln Towncar
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Only 43,000 miles,
Excellent condition
$7499 941-875-3925
2002 Continental,
garaged, loaded, white
w/moon roof, V8,
24mpg, reduced to
$7,990. 108 Bunker Rd.
Rotonda West. (941)-697-
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7100 MERCURY
2000 MARQUIS LS Ex
cond. 75K miles, $4700.
(941)-698-1135
7110 OLDSMOBILE
1993 Ninety Eight elite,
55K orig. mi. Sun Rf. Lthr.
Runs New. Buyer's Choice
$2,795. (941)-575-7843


7110 OLDSMOBILE 7160 HONDA
1995 Cutlass Supreme, t ow
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1990 300ZX, 5 SPD.
350Z Rims. 146K. A
STEAL AT 3200 OBO.
(941)627-5199

7205 SPORTS CARS


1984 PORSCHE 944,
5spd., PS, PW, PR, AC.
Good Tires. Runs Great!
$4,000. (941)-276-1043
1985 Corvette, 75K mi.
great car, $5500 obo.
(941)-625-1488
1994 CORVETTE- Ex cond
Always garaged. $8000.
(941)-743-5190
2005 C6 Corvette Conv.
6K mi. Blue. Loaded.
$37,000. 941429-9103
7210 TOYOTA
1987 Toyota Supra Turbo,
kaminari package, mint
cond. 44k mi. $10K
(201)-686-2646
1990 Camry LE, 4dr. V6
auto, perfect 1st. car. Call
Ernie 941-258-0970
1992 TOYOTA Celica GT
Convertible, stick shift,
$1450. 941-623-2541.
1996 Camery 4dr, 4 cyc,
Very good cond. $3200
863-494-6435 evenings
2000 Avalon XLS, Grand
Floridian Edition. Gold Pkg,
Leather, 91K mi $6995
(941)-613-3721
2003 Matrix, hatchback,
26K very clean. $9,635
call (941) 486-5169
2005 Camry, 4 cyl, 5 spd.
LE, 33K, nice car,
$10,500. 941-240-2474

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2007 Toyota Camry LE,
very clean, 34K, 31 mpg,
$14,800, (941)474-7832
or 941- 276-5630
2008 Corolla Sport, CD,
Moon Roof $14900 (941)-
627-4094
7250 ANTIQUES/
COLLECTIBLES
1927 T-MODEL Ford Conv.
Will start car. $5500. 941-
627-3065.
WANTED: MODEL T FORD
PARTS PRE-1950 CAR
PARTS. LITERATURE,
LICENSE PLATES, AUTO-
MOBILIA (941)408-9601
NEED CASH?
Have A Garage
Sale!


7250 ANTIQUES/
COLLECTIBLES


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


FOR THE FALL
WELCOME BACK
COLLECTOR
AUTO SHOW

Hosted by The Sun
Newspapers 23170
Harborview Rd Char-
lotte Harbor Port Char-
lotte 30 Trophies
total to be awarded.
TOUR OF THE PAPER
OFFICE & PLANT. See
first hand how the Best
Community Newspa-
per in the Country
operates! Live Music
Begins at 10AM Fea-
turing Jim Owen &
"CountryDynamics"
FOOD & BEVERAGES
AVAILABLE.

ALSO a SPECIAL
DISPLAY of UNUSUAL
2009 AUTOS
Plus an
appearance
of "OPA"
The Clown
With
"Henrietta"
His Bassett
Hound

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

7252 BUDGET BUYS
#1 Wanted Junk or run-
ning cars/trucks, honest,
top $$$ paid. Call me first
or last. 941-258-4472.
1987 Merc Grand Marquis.
Runs Great $750 (941)-
815-4821
1991 Merc Sable GS
GOLFERS SPECIAL 4dr V6
Auto Air Only 30K mi
$1995 941-716-0486
1993 Saturn SL1 4dr 4cyl
5spd Cold A/C $1695
Clean 716-0486
1993 Saturn SL1 New
tires & brakes $600
**SOLD***
1995 Mercury Sable LS,
V6, runs great, $1,000
obo. (941)-916-9817
Police Impounds! 96
Honda Accord $700!, 96
Toyota Camry $800!, for
listings 800-366-9813 Ext.
3964

7260 AUTOS WANTED

WE BUY CARS
$300 CASH +UP
Frank 276-0204
*Junk Cars Wanted*
24/7 Fair $ paid
941-286-3122,
941- 623-5550
Junk & Abandoned
VEHICLES REMOVED!!!!
COULD BE WORTH $$$$
697-7222 OR 475-9007
CASH
FOR YOUR CAR
OR TRUCK
ANY YEAR OR MAKE
(941) 966-7111
AUTO CITY


Top Dollars Paid
for Cars, trucks,
vans, any cond.
(941)-650-5785
ALL JUNKERS
WANTED!
TOP $$ PAID.
(941)-623-2198
M.S.B. RECYCLING
$300 for most cars
with title!
941-575-4008
#1 Wanted Junk or run-
ning cars/trucks, honest,
top $$$ paid. Call me first
or last. 941-258-4472.
# 1Cash Paid For
All CARS & TRUCKS
(941)-626-9120

7270 AUTO PARTS/
ACCESSORIES


12Klb 4 post lift
$1,500 obo. European
tire machine $600.
Steam cleaner/pres-
sure washer $500.
(941)-629-6466
64-65-66 T Bird parts,
6,000 + inventory, make
offer. (941)-625-0743
Draw tite Hitch w/ bolts,
5500 Ibs gross weight, off
'94 Toyota PU, like new,
$50. 941-916-5259
Tool Box D/P
62Lx21Wx19D $125 Firm
(941)423-7071


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7270 AUTO PARTS/
ACCESSORIES

TIRES: 3 205/65 R15,
$60. (2) 215/65 R16,
$40. (2) 215/65 R16,
$40, 1 New 225/75 R16,
$50. 941-626-3265
TRUCK CAP, aluminum
3 window, 75" L, 61" W
$75/obo 941475-2121

7290 VANS
1991 GMC Conversion V8,
Auto, Air + Roof Air $2495
(941)-716-0486
1993 FORD Aerostar, 7
pass auto V-6 good cond
$1100 obo. 391-2503.

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7300 TRUCKS/
PICK-UPS

2001 GMC 1500 SL, white
w/black interior. $3,995
obo. Dealer (941)-268-
4395
2005 Toyota Tundra, dou-
ble cab, stunning cond.
Reluctant sale. Serviced
regularly. Good tires.
White. 68K. Deep Creek.
$12,995. (941)380-9925
2006 LINCOLN pick up
Mark LT, fully loaded w/all
the goodies. $18,000
obo. 941-627-3065.
2007 Chevy Silverado, reg
cab, white/gray, leather,
auto, V6, like new, 27k mi.
new wheels/tires, 100K
warr. $10,900. 941496-
9793


1997 Ford Econoline 150,
V6, wheelchair lift, 33,427 7305 SPORT UTILITY/
mi., $5500, obo (941)- ILI
426-9272 VEHICLES
1998 DODGE Caravan, 1996 JEEP CHEROKEE 4
114K, cold AC, white 199 JEEP CHEROKEE 4
/gray. $2000. 769-2111. cyl., 130K mi., no air,
$1250. 941-380-1883.
2002 Chevy Venture LS, 20
72K, 7 passenger V6, 2001 Isuzu Amigo, cold
runs/drives/looks great! a/c,super clean, must see
$4,595 Must sell! Call to appreciate $3,500 obo.
Ernie (941)-258-0970 941- 204-7491

Khrlow 7330 BOATS-POWERED
r $$ CASH PAID $$
erner For Your Boat, Any Size
2005 GMC Safari Van or Price. Will Come To
Rare. 10,722 Miles. You. (941)626-9075
9$15,875. 10' Aluminum John boat
(941)-639-3175 8HP Yamaha 20hrs, Acce-
marlowwerner.com series, $975. (941)-875-
4400
7300 TRUCKS/ 11/14/08
PICK-UPS 12' 2002 Carolina Skiff,
15hp 4 stroke Mercury,
1998 Ford F150, auto, V8, CC incl. trlr. $1500.
loaded, reg cab, cd, **SOLD***
ground effects, tonneau,
dual exh. trailer hitch, exc. 12' alum. custom built w/
cond. $5,900. (941)496- 9.9 Mercury, runs excel.
9793 boat, motor, trlr, $1000/
99 obo. (941)-234-3697 or
1998 Ford F150, (941) 766-4903.
Ext. cab, Runs Great,
$3,600obo 941-624-0593 1990 20.5' Sportcraft CC,
120 Johnson, Like New,
1998 Silverado Z-71, Ext electronics, T-Top, live
Cab, 3 dr, 4X4, Cold A/C, wells, all extras, trailer,
Looks Great, Runs Strong $5200 obo 313-0503
$1950. *SOLD*
1999 C Sanna 1996 17' MAKO CC, 90HP
1999 GC Savaknna 3500 Evinrude, bimini top, cus-
1 ton box truck, low mi tom console cover, live
$6500 941426-2153 well, depth finder, com-
2000 Chevy K3500, dual- pass, rod holders, kept on
ly, 7.4 Ltr, gas, 4x4, ext. lift. $6500. 941-639-8322
cab, 8' bed w/Rhino liner, after 4pm.
80K, full pwr., exc. cond. Aasort
$13,500. 715-927-3820 20' 1998 Aquasport 200
CC Johnson 150, modified
2001 CHEVY SILVERADO, vhule shallow draft, trailer
Reg cab, LWB, V6 auto Full options CG package,
AC, 114K MI $3975/obo ready to fish $6500 (941)-
(941)237-8173/237-8288 979-8529
2005 Ford F150 33K mi 21ft Sea Ray with Trailer,
4.6 V8, $6700/obo (941)- well equipped, (941)-268-
204-0225 7936


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7330 BOATS-POWERED 7333 MISC. BOATS 7339 CANOES/KAYAKS


CASH
TODAY
For Your Boats
& Jet Skis
(941)-268-7516
24' Formula Cutty Go Fast
454 Big Block, Through
Hull Exhaust. Sleeps 4,
Trailer. Exc Cond. Runs
Great. $7,900 (941)-626-
9075
25' 1998 Proline 251
WAC: 225HP Mercury EFI,
Hardtop, Full galley, full
electronics, loaded with
features. Setting on an alu-
minum trailer. Ready to fish
or cruise. Priced to sell
quick @$16,995.00. Call
Chris 941-321-3110
36' WELLCRAFT San
Tropaz, 1986 model, twin
350's IBs, AC & Heat,
sleeps 6, full galley, full
canvas pkg. Runs & looks
good. $17,200 Take all
Trades. 941-626-9075


Boat Donations wanted
to support Clearwater
Marine Aquarium. Tax
Deductable (727)
409-6282 ext. 235
Charlotte RV &
MarineConsignments
wanted, we'll sell your boat
FREE. Indoor showroom.
Full service repairs, hull,
electrical, engine, paint,
gelcoat, upholstery, trail-
ers. Insurance claims wel-
come. US 41 at Kings
Hwy., Port Charlotte 941-
883-5555
www.CharlotteMarine.com
TO ADVERTISE
IN BOATER'S
BARGAINS
IN WATERLINE
CALL DEBBIE,
941-429-3112
jilld@
sunnewspapers.net

7331 SAILBOATS

28' COLUMBIA, '79, deep
water, new rudder, no eng.
$1800/obo 941-6286791
33' Hunter 1978 Diesel,
R.F. main + jib, crusie
equipped, $21,000 or
trade for? 941-743-9733

7332 PERSONAL
WATER VEHICLES

2001 Jet Ski Waverunner,
2 seater, great shape, low
hrs. fresh water use only,
just tuned up, trailer incl.
$2,695 obo. (941)-473-
2461


16' Sea Nymph alum.
boat, exc. cond, $675;
trailer $200. (305) 221-
5980, (305) 281-7566.
2000 Caribe C12 RIB, '06
Yamaha 15 4-stroke, less
then 10 hrs, & trlr. $3000.
941-276-0215

7334 OUTBOARD/
MARINE ENGINES

Gamefisher 7.5hp S.S. 4U
Marinc Ihp L.S. $125./ea.
941473-4199

7336 BOAT STORAGE/
DOCKING

10,000 LB. LIFT, 5 min. to
Harbor! Elec. & Water.
$275. (941)-575-0970
Deep Water Boat Slips
Englewood 25-60'
$9ft/mo.
941-270-1449
DEEP WATER BOAT
SLIPS Englewood 25-60'
$9FT/MO.
941-270-1449
Private dock in Placida @
Gasparilla Pass, No
bridges, Security light, up
to 25' $225/mo (941)-
662-0015
Private sailboat dock up to
4 1/2 draft. $300/mo.
wtr, elect.941-627-0679




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FOR RENTNear ramp.
S190mo. 941-505-1962

7338 MARINE SUPPLY
& EQUIP.

BOAT DAVITS, heavy duty,
hand crank, galvanized,
floor mount, all rigging
$500. 941475-0132
BOAT LIFT, 14K Ib,
$1500/obo.
(941)-916-0137
Fish finder $50. Ask for
Gus 941423-5655
PROP, Aluminum, 15.5, 18
Pitch, NEW! $80. (941)-
815-3490

7339 CANOES/KAYAKS

15' Square back canoe,
light, stable, 2 motors, live
well 3 seats. $950 (941)-
625-8623
9' KAYAK with PADDLE
sit-in, $250.00. SOLD


KAYAK, beautiful Venus,
excel. Used 3X. Extras.
$295. **SOLD**
KAYAKS & CANOES
SALES, RENTAL,
EQUIP. LARGEST
SELECTION IN
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
ESTERO RIVER
(239) 992-4050

7341 TRAILER
& ACCESSORIES

14' 2006 dump trailer, 6
ton series, like new, cost
$7995 will sell for $3300.
941-313-0503
2001 Cargo Mate, enc.
4x6, new tires, exc. cond.
$1000. (941)426-0301
2007 7000 Ibs 12' Cargo
Trailer $3400. 941-473-
7798 623-5561
2008 trailer dolly (Master
Tow), heavy duty w/ new
spare tire. Used once.
Beige/blue color. $1250.
(941)-270-1276
28' Car hauler, OAL, V
nose, workbench, cabi-
nets, 30amp, weight dist.,
bars, beavertail, many
extras, $ $4700
(941-764-6584
6x12 Enclosed trailer,
w/side door & ramp,
$2000 (941)-493-4069
BOAT TRAILERS
Continental & First Load.
Discount Pricing.
17marinellc.com
For Sale: 20 ft Emerson
Car Carrier. 2005 In
storage@Community
Self Storage on Mari-
lympia in Punta Gorda.
Business hours only.
Asking 500 or best
offer.*********
Sold!********
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.
TOW DOLLY. Swivel top,
Spare tire, $425
(941)-697-0722
TRAILER 6'x12' homemade
$250 as is 2781 Worth
Ave, Englewood
Trailer for up to 20' boat,.
exc. cond. $1,100 941-
575-7473
UTILITY TRAILERS
AT Great Prices
WEST COAST TRAILER
(941)698-9902


7341 TRAILER


7341 TRAILER
& ACCESSORIES







NEW PRE-OWNED
Cargo Utility
Repairs Tires Hitches
(941)-833-2200
RESCUE TECH
SALES & SERVICE
Consignments
Welcome!
WANTED: UTILITY
TRAILER 5'X10' TO
6X12 941-474-6633

7360 CYCLES/MOPEDS/
SCOOTERS
1 71 uLnrl, ' 1 1


Venice Gondolier Sun


7360 CYCLES/MOPEDS/
SCOOTERS

Give a little
Booty for
Christmas!
Up to 150mpg. Best
Quality full 2 yr unlimited
mileage warranty
BOOTY SCOOTERS
850 S. River Rd. Engl.
941-474-6550
Motorcycle Ring Men's
sterling silver & onyx, Very
heavy, size 13.5 $50 941-
286-5601
PINTO (PUCH) MOPED,
have book & title, $250.
Good cond. 639-7453.
2 Scooters, battery oper-
ated, sit on, small
$60/both sold sold......

7365 ATV


i/ oc .5Dy 1986 HONDA 350X ATC,
mi., exc. cond. $1,900. 198 HONDA 350X ATC,
mi., exc. cond. $1 pipe jet kit, runs great,
Honda 1100 Gold Wing $750 obo 941-628-0628
1981 16K mi. exc. cond.
$2,500. Venice Gardens. 2001 YAMAHA BLASTER,
(941)-497-0432 200cc, 4-wheeler, YFS
1985 Honda Shadow 700 200N, runs great. $995
1985 Honda Shadow 700,
good cond. $1950. (941- /firm (941)268-5067
629-6421 or 443-622-
7887 7370 CAMPERS/
2003 HD Sportster 1200 TRAVELTRAILERS
Black, 4K mi, Perfect
$6600 (941)-240-6036 WANTED
2003 HONDA REFLEX 250 Motorhomes & Campers
Scooter. Low Mi! $2,300. W .'eit!
SOLD SOLD P
SOLD Skip Eppers RV's
2005 Suzuki DRZ400 639-6969 Punta Gorda
Tricked out Dual Sport, low 1997 21' 5TH Wheel
time, spare parts, Shadow Cruiser Sleeps
$3800/obo (941)-586- 4, A/C, Awning, Self
0804 Contained, Like New
2006 ElectraGlide Classic $3150. 941-467-5252
fairing outer skin $150. 1999 36' Four Winds T.T,
941-286-5601 5X14 Expando Nice Unit.
$7400. 1994 K3500.7.4
2007 Black HD Heritage Liter 4x4 Good Truck.
Softtail, like new, 8kmi. $3800. 941-286-5209
loaded, fuel injected, 6sp.
$14K (941-624-5723 I Buy Travel Trailers, 5th
Wheels & Park Models.
2007 HD Sportster 883L, Pay Cash/Top $$Dave
1000 mi. w/windshield, 813-713-3217
custom seat, spoke
wheels and chrome pkg. Mobile RV Repair
$9000 Invested, Asking Dometic recalls,
$6,999. 941-258-5720 or all appl, awnings, leaks
941-258-5717 & etc. (941)-625-5386
2007 HONDA SHADOW 7380 MOTOR HOMES/
SABRE, 1100cc, 600 mi, RVs
$7,400 (786)-269-4296
Give a little 2008 trailer dolly (Master
y for Tow), heavy duty w/ new
Booty for spare tire. Used once.
Christmas Beige/blue color. $1250.
Up to 150mpg. Best (941)-270-1276
Quality full 2 yr unlimited 40' Phaeton 2004 3
mileage warranty slides 330 CAT 26K mi
BOOTY SCOOTERS W/D, Upgrades,
850 S. River Rd. Engl. Warranty til 07/09 $90K
941-474-6550 941460-9599


7380 MOTOR HOMES/
RVs

$$ CASH PAID $$
For Your Motor Home/TT
Any Size or Price. Will Come
To You. (941)626-9075

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Great selection of pre-
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We'll sell your RV FREE!
Ask about our marketing.
Repairs Maintenance -
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US 41 at Kings Hwy., Port
Charlotte
(941) 883-5555
www.CharlotteRVcenter.com
CORAL RIDGE AUTO
AND RV now has
Mobile Service.
941-639-0010 or
941-575-7076

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
Saturn Tow-Cars. 15 to
choose from. Blue-Ox tow
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The sad truth is that when the
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and Tom out to dinner at
the Turtle Club afterward
and had a very enjoyable
evening.
I am feeling none the
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I had a full meal Caesar
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cappuccino. I don't think
anyone would guess I am
going on my third week of
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Tom and I are now going to
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Of course, none of our
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clients of mine, have both
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He has been diagnosed
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she has breast cancer.
Another guest had a
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had to leave the event early
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(His bother-in-law discov-
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six months ago.)
Someone else I was talk-
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surgery to remove a tumor
and could not attend the
event. And, of course, there
is another client of mine
who could not make
tonight's event because he
has been diagnosed with
cancer of the esophagus
and is undergoing intensive


chemo treatment. How I
would love to tell these
people that I know what
they are going through!
A few people thought I
was crazy for buying the
Miro abstract; but most
people, after they heard
Larry's presentation
explaining how Miro creat-
ed the piece a "color
wash and aquatint etching"
- and the amount of time
it took (one year) could
understand. My "Pygmies"
was created toward the end
of Miro's life in 1972-1973,
when he was experiment-
ing with aquatint.
And what's the moral of
today's story? I guess there
is a certain inspiration we
can take from someone like
Miro, who kept experi-
menting with new things,
even at the age of 90. I want
to keep trying new things,
too. It was experimenting
that came up with some of
these (seemingly) crazy
treatments for cancer -
injecting platinum into
patients; radiating them
with photons. Great ideas
sometime start with seem-
ingly crazy notions. Maybe
that's why Miro makes
sense to me.
Read Tom Cappiello's past
columns in the New Features
section at www.sunnewspa-
pers.net.


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Celebrate the 30th anniversary of National Hospice Month


In November, we set aside
time on Veteran's Day to
salute the men and women
who bravely represent our
country through military ser-
vice. We go to the polls on
Election Day to cast our bal-
lots. Thanksgiving brings a
celebration of family and tra-
dition. But there is something
else that I invite you to keep
in your thoughts, as well.
In a month filled with such
significant observances and


celebrations, it's important
not to overlook one recogniz-
ing a movement that quietly
impacts so many in profound
ways.
TideWell Hospice and
Palliative Care along with
more than 3,000 other hos-
pices throughout America -
celebrates the 30th anniver-
sary of National Hospice
Month this November. It is a
time when hospice providers
reach out to their communi-


ties to promote awareness of
the quality care available at
the end of life.
Since President Jimmy
Carter signed the first
National Hospice Month
proclamation in 1978, hos-
pice has touched the lives of
millions of Americans by
offering comfort, compassion
and state-of-the-art medical
care.
One of our TideWell nurses
was recently asked, "How can
you work in hospice it's
definitely important work,
but it must be so sad!" Her
response went right to the
core of hospice care.
"I love it because I can truly
make a difference in some-
one's quality of life," said
Maureen E. Leahy, RN, BSN,
CHPN, MHA, Clinical
Director, TideWell Hospice










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Charlotte
Hospice
House. "I
love that I
can bring
comfort and
Marge Maisto dignity to
President and CEO
of ideWell Hospice patients and
and Palliative Care families, and
see the relief
on their
faces and on the faces of
those who love them. I love
that I can offer practical solu-
tions to some of lifels most
difficult challenges, while
also providing dignity and
humanity."
Therein lays the key to the
hospice philosophy. Hospice
is not about death. It is about
making the most of the time
that remains, whether that is
months, weeks, days or
hours. Hospice cares for the
whole person physically,
psychologically and spiritual-
ly. And, just as important,
hospice involves family at
every step; making them part
of the process and offering
emotional support prior to
the death and bereavement
support after their loved one
has died.
Survey after survey has
shown that more than 80 per-


cent of adults in the U.S.
hope to be at home, sur-
rounded by loved ones, free
from pain and modern med-
ical technology when it is
time to die. Unfortunately,
reality is exactly the opposite.
Eighty percent of us die in
institutions, often in pain and
connected to the machines
we say we don't want.
So why is there this discon-
nect? It's because our society
avoids discussions about
death. Even our doctors often
see dying as a failure on their
part, despite its absolute cer-
tainty. On the contrary, talk-
ing about our views on dying
protects, comforts and
empowers those we love.
There is no time like now to
have those discussions and to
develop your living will or re-
read one you may have writ-
ten. It's critical that you put
your wishes in writing and
share those desires with fami-
ly, friends, your doctor or oth-
ers who will likely be in the
room when decisions are
made concerning your care.
Arm the right people with the
right information. Save your
loved ones from the emotion-
al trauma and conflict that
can occur, talk now.
It's also appropriate to learn
about the end-of-life care
options available to you and
your family the foremost of
which is hospice. During
National Hospice Month, I
urge you to find out more
about the services provided
in your area by TideWell
Hospice and Palliative Care.
Visit our website at
www.tidewell.org or call 800-
959-4291.
Marge Maisto is the
President and CEO of
TideWell Hospice and
Palliative Care, a not-for-prof-
it agency caring for patients
and families who are living
with advanced illnesses in
Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte
and DeSoto counties.


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Community clinic is
recipient of Rotary funds
"Service above self" is
Rotary's highest honor for
individual Rotarians, recog-
nizing Rotarians who have
demonstrated exemplary
humanitarian service, with an
emphasis on personal volun-
teer efforts and active involve-
ment in helping others. The
Rotary Club of Punta Gorda
honored Dr. Mark Asperilla
with the club's Service Above
Self award in August 2008. A
testimonial dinner and silent
auction was held at the Isles
Yacht club in Punta Gorda
with more than 170 people
attending the event. Eighty
percent of the proceeds from
the silent auction benefited
one of Dr. Asperilla's favorite
projects the St. Vincent de
Paul Community Health Care
Clinic. Dr. Asperilla's vision
was the original inspiration
for the founding of the clinic.
After humbly accepting his
award, Dr. Asperilla shared
heartfelt words with the
guests in attendance, "We
should never lose sight of our
mission, which is to provide
high-quality health care to
limited-income people in
Charlotte County who are
uninsured and cannot afford
access to health care. There
are many, many who fall into
this category; and we have
had explosive growth in pro-
viding care for them. We are
open 5 nights a week with a
waiting list of patients for
appointments."
Dr. Asperilla shared that the
greatest need for the clinic is
to broaden its funding base.
Other needs include physician
recruitment as the clinic
needs a cadre of dedicated
volunteer physicians to sup-
port its growing patient load
and provide back-up to the
clinic staff. As head of the
physician recruitment task
force, he added that it is
important to recognize that


Pat Hayes with Dr. MarkAsperilla.
most medical providers are
volunteering in the evening at
the clinic after their own
offices are closed.
According to Dr. David
Klein, Board Chairman of
SVDP Community Health
Care, "the dedication of all of
the volunteers, from the phar-
macists, to the medical staff,
to the patient advocates, to
the receptionists, is certainly a
reflection of our unwavering
commitment to the uninsured
we assist each day. The
patients need to know we are
working, very diligently, to
make their clinic run as effec-
tively and efficiently as possi-
ble."
For more information about
the clinic or to volunteer,
please contact Lauren


Schmidt, Director of
Development at 258-9570 or
cdo@svdpchcare.org.
Life Care Center to show-
case renovations
Life Care Center of Punta
Gorda, a skilled nursing and
rehabilitation facility, invites
the public and the media to
an open house showcasing its
recent renovations from 2
p.m.-6 p.m. on November 19.
The event will allow guests
to see the facility's recent
changes, including a new
orthopedic unit featuring 15
private rooms and a state-of-
the-art rehab gym.
"The new gym is conve-
niently situated at the end of
the orthopedic wing and, as
such, will be greatly accessi-
ble throughout the day,"
explained Simon Tempest,
rehab services manager. "We
will also be engaging in thera-
py with the Nintendo Wii sys-
tem, and I hope this will help
us make the healing process
as fun and as personal as pos-
sible."
Guests at the open house
will have a chance to tour the
facility, win door prizes, enjoy
hors d'oeuvres and listen to a
local harpist perform.
Life Care Center of Punta
Gorda offers skilled nursing
care as well as physical, occu-
pational and speech thera-


pies. It also features a sepa-
rate post-acute unit, a secure
Alzheimer's unit and services
such as IV therapy, oxygen
therapy, wound care, respite
care and hospice.
Amenities include a beauty
salon, gift shop, Internet
access, family and resident
lounges and a landscaped
courtyard. The facility as a
whole was renovated in 2005
after Hurricane Charley.
Life Care Center of Punta
Gorda, located at 450 Shreve
St., is one of 22 facilities in
Florida managed by Life Care
Centers of America.
Founded in 1976, Life Care
is a nationwide health care
company. With headquarters
in Cleveland, Tenn., Life Care
operates more than 220 nurs-
ing, subacute and Alzheimer's
centers in 28 states. For more
information, please visit
www.lcca.com.


Doctor achieves
Board Certification
Dr. Atif Iqbal has received
his board certification from
the American Board of
General Surgery. This is the
highest
honor a gen-
eral surgeon
can attain,
and is only
given to
those that
have com-
pleted the
Dr. Iqbal additional
requirements
and exams deemed necessary.
Board certification is an
ongoing process, meaning
that Dr. Iqbal must continue
to broaden his learning
scope, ultimately achieving
outstanding results.
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late Dr. Atif Iqbal; he has been
an innovator in the search for
better treatment and we feel
confident that he will contin-
ue down the path of success
for many years to come.
Surgical Associates of
Charlotte County is located
at Murdock Medical Park,
1649 Tamiami Trail, Ste 2 Port
Charlotte specializing in
minimally invasive and
bariatric surgery. 941-258-
3385.

TideWell welcomes new
chief medical officer
TideWell Hospice and
Palliative Care has named
Stephen A. Leedy, M.D. as
executive vice president of
medical services/chief med-
ical officer. Leedy comes to
TideWell from LifePath
Hospice, where he had served
as medical director since
2005. He is board certified in
family medicine, Hospice and
Palliative Medicine and is a


certified hospice administra-
tor.
Prior to his hospice experi-
ence, Leedy was in private
practice in
the field of
family medi-
cine. He has
held faculty
positions at
Northwestern
University
and the
Stephen A. Leedy University of
Illinois.
Under Leedy's leadership,
TideWell Hospice and
Palliative Care will continue
its mission to provide the
highest quality care for
patients and families living
with advanced illness in
Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee
and Sarasota counties.

Take a chance
When trouble hits in your
life it doesn't take long to find
your true friends stepping
forward to do what they can
to lighten your load.


JoAnn Pisaturo is a lung
cancer survivor, 9 years ago
she faced the grim diagnosis.
Since JoAnn's mother, aunt,
uncle, two cousins, and her
sister, have also faced cancer,
JoAnn was alert to the possi-
bility that it would hit her,
too.
She has fought the disease
successfully, and has been
working for the Charlotte
Heart and Vascular Institute.
She is an RN with many years
of experience and has
endeared herself to her co-
workers throughout the years.
One of her friends, Faith
Hall, decided to learn how to
quilt. With very short notice
JoAnn asked her if she could
make a quilt that could be
"chanced off" to earn money
to contribute to "Relay for
Life," the American Cancer
Society signature fund raiser.
Another friend, Nancy
Klump, joined the effort and
together they produced a
beautiful quilt in record time.
These two friends have
done this for the past six
years. As you can see from the


Photo by MERRILL BOGGS
JoAnn Pisaturo holding the quilt
created by Faith Hall and Nancy
Klump for the Port Charlotte
Relay for Life.

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Great American
Smoke Out to host
nationally noted speaker
Drug Free Charlotte County,
the Charlotte County Health
Department, and Peace River
Regional Medical Center, will
host nationally noted speaker,
Dr. Victor DeNoble in Port
Charlotte, November 19-21 as
part of planned activities for
the Great American Smoke-
Out.
Dr. DeNoble was recruited
to develop a "safer" cigarette
for Phillip Morris in the 1980s.
After his lab was seized and
he was fired, he became one
of the first "whistle blowers"
to begin tearing down the
wall of secrecy built by the
tobacco industry. In his com-
pelling presentation, he will
share his experience, includ-
ing vast expenditures by the
tobacco industry to keep
smokers addicted. He has
appeared on numerous TV
shows over the years, includ-
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Visiting Nurses
Association
offers flu shots
Visiting Nurses
Association (VNA) will
provide flu and pneumo-
nia shots for persons aged
9 years and above at the
following locations in
Charlotte and Sarasota
counties. Everyone in
high-risk groups should
get their flu shot. VNA will
accept Medicare Part B,
Railroad Medicare,
Universal and United
Healthcare Insurances, as
long as you bring your
insurance card. VNA will
not accept any other
insurances. For more
Information, call 1-866-
521-4848, or visit www.vis-
itingnurseswfl.com
The cost of the flu shot
is $30 and the Pneumonia
shot is $40.

NOVEMBER
11/18,8 a.m.-10 a.m., Our
Lady of Lourdes Church, Drive
Thru Available, 1301 Center Rd.,
Venice.
11/20, 9 a.m.-noon, Christ
United Methodist Church, 1475
Center Rd., Venice.
11/20, 8 a.m.-noon, St.
Francis of Assisi Church, 5265
Placida Rd., Grove City.


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The community is invited to
one of two free presentations
with Dr. DeNoble:
Thursday, November 20,
8:15, at the Charlotte Technical
Center Auditorium, 18150
Murdock Circle.
Friday, November 21,11:30,
at the First United Methodist
Church, 507 W. Marion. A free
boxed lunch will be provided
by the Charlotte County
Health Department and Peace
River Regional Medical Center
while supplies last.
Smoking cessation informa-
tion and materials will be pro-
vided at the end of each pre-
sentation for interested indi-
viduals.
Dr. DeNoble will also be pre-
senting at local middle and
high school students. Over the
course of three days, over 2,000
Charlotte County students will
hear his presentation.


In Charlotte County, the
overwhelming majority of stu-
dents choose not to use tobac-
co products. However, the
small minority that does
experiment with tobacco
exponentially increase their
risk for experimentation with
other drugs as well as unnec-
essary health risks.
For more up-to-date infor-
mation about health depart-
ment program visit
www.CharlotteCHD.com.

2008 Physician Lifetime
Achievement Award
Sarasota Memorial's med-
ical staff recently bestowed a
Lifetime Achievement Award
on a local physician for con-
tributions he has made to the
hospital and community.
Thomas A. O'Malley, MD,
was awarded the hospital's
"2008 Lifetime Achievement
Award," at the annual medical
staff meeting Oct. 28. Dr. O'
Malley was selected by a


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A shoulder to lean on
Two hours devoted entirely
to women's health and well-
ness from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. on
November 12, at Harbour
Terrace on the beautiful cam-
pus of South Port Square. If
you want to look good and
feel even better, this event is
for you. Take charge of your
health and wellness at this
free expo for women only.
There will be women's health
screening, information about
common women's health
issues, prevention and treat-
ment strategies, watercolor for
the mind, wellness for your
body-mind-spirit, pampering
treatments, workshops on
weight and exercise manage-
ment.
Reservations are required, as
space is limited. RSVP 941-
625-1220, ext. 745.
Refreshments will be served.


National Alzheimer's
Awareness Month
Please join Harbour Terrace
at South Port Square for two
memory screening days -
November 17, from 9:30 a.m.
to 11:30 and November 18,
from 2 p.m.-4 p.m.
Reservations are required, call
625-1220, ext. 745.
All screening participants
receive "a reason for hope"
bracelet provided by Harbour
Terrace.

Fishin' for Donors
Save the date and plan to
attend the county-wide event
at Florida's Blood Centers'
(FBC) Port Charlotte Branch's
Fishin' for Donors promotion
on December 12 and
December 13. As a special
thank you to our donors, we'll
be providing food, fun, and
special giveaways, and all


automated ALYX donors (dou-
ble red cell donors) will
receive a commemorative T-
shirt! Save up to three lives
with your donation and give
the gift of life in our commu-
nity. The Port Charlotte
Branch is located at 23080
Harborview Road, between
King's Highway and US41.
Don't forget the facts!
More than 2,000 blood dona-
tions are needed each day in
Florida
Just one donation can save
multiple lives, because it's
separated into components -
red blood cells, plasma and
platelets, clotting factors and
a host of pharmaceuticals.
Donating blood is perfectly
safe.
Any person who has ever
considered giving blood
should contact Florida's Blood
Centers. Every blood type is


currently needed. Cancer
patients are in daily need of
treatment, burn victims use
plasma, trauma victims need
red blood transfusions and
patients having routine surg-
eries depend on the gift of a
volunteer donor. Donors can
be a young as 16 and there is
no upper age limit.

Church plans pancake fest
fund raiser
Burnt Store Presbyterian
Church is sponsoring a
Pancake Fest from 7 a.m. to 11
a.m. on Dec. 7 as a fund raiser
for the American Cancer
Society. Tickets will be avail-
able for a $5 donation per per-
son and can be obtained at
the entry way to church on
Sunday between worship ser-
vices and weekdays from the
church office during normal
business hours, 9 a.m. to 4:30


p.m.
The fund raiser is part of the
church's effort to support the
Relay for Life that will be held
at Charlotte High School.
For more information con-
tact the church office at 639-
0001 or by e-mail to
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Burnt Store Presbyterian
Church is a congregation
committed to reaching up and
reaching out. The church is
located at 11330 Burnt Store
Road, Punta Gorda, two miles
south of the US 41/Burnt
Store Road intersection.

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NEWS, FROM PAGE 16 Homeless Coalition
fundraiser
concert to be held at 2 p.m. The Pilgrim United Church
Nov. 30 at the North Port of Christ will host an Empty
Performing Arts Center, 6400 Bowls fundraiser from 4 p.m.
W. Price Blvd. in North Port. to 7 p.m. Nov. 20 to benefit
The concert is presented by the Charlotte County
Fletcher Music Centers, Inc. Homeless Coalition and The
All proceeds go to the All CCCPS Homeless Education
Children's Hospital. Tickets Project in their efforts to end
cost $15. For more informa- hunger in Charlotte County.
tion contact 941-423-8558. Empty Bowls will be served
at 24515 Rampart Blvd. in
Clothing and food drive Port Charlotte. Tickets cost
Sun Flea Market & Kidstar is $10 per person and includes
holding a food and clothing soup, bread and a beverage
drive until Nov. 23 for the from local restaurants:
Thanksgiving holiday for the including Red Lobster, Olive
needy people in Charlotte Garden, Outback
County. All donations will go Steakhouse, Panera,
to St. Vincent de Paul.
to St. Vincent de Paul. Presseller's Deli, Dean's
Donated items such as bed-
Donated items such as bed- South of the Border and Pies
ding and towels are also in and Plat
dire need. The community is an rates.
asked to bring all donations to Entertament will be pro-
the Information Desk in the vided by Chakulla and
Sun Flea Market, 18505 Friends of Bluegrass. There
Palson Drive (behind Wal- will be a silent auction and a
Paulson Drive (behind Wal-
Mart), Port Charlotte. And lis- 50/50 drawing. Tickets avail-
ten to Alex Keller, performing able at the door or by calling
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5K Trot for Habitat
The Charlotte County
Habitat for Humanity hosts
its 10th Annual Turkey Trot
5K Fun Run/Walk and
Thanksgiving Costume con-
test on Thanksgiving morn-
ing, Nov. 27. The event will
be held at Edison State
College, Charlotte Campus,
26300 Airport Road in Punta
Gorda. Participants who pre-
register at the Habitat office
no later than Nov. 5 will
receive a Turkey Trot T-shirt.
Preregistration cost is $15
per person and the forms
must be postmarked by Nov.
20. The entry fee on the day
of the race is $20 per person.
This event is open to the
public. Participants can
download the Turkey Trot
Registration form at
www.charlottecountyhfh.org.
For more information con-
tact 941-639-3162.

Free chiropractic evalua-
tions
New Hope Natural Healing
Center is offering free chiro-
practic evaluations on
Tuesday, Thursdays and
Saturday for NEW
PATIENTS only. Call 766-
1882 for an appointment.
New Hope is located at 2101
Tamiami Trail in Port
Charlotte and offers chiro-
practic, acupuncture, mas-
sage therapy and physical
therapy.


Adult CPR class
The Charlotte County
Chapter of the American Red
Cross will be conducting
CPR/AED Adult class from
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 27 at
the chapter office located at
866 Tamiami Trail, on the cor-
ner of U.S. 41 and Toledo
Blade Boulevard. The cost of
the course is $30. Students
need to pre-register and pre-
pay for courses by calling the
Charlotte County Chapter at
941-629-4345 or register
online at www.redcross-char-
lotte.org.

Stop Smoking Day event
The American Cancer Society
has scheduled the 30th
Annual Great American
Smoke Out to be held from 4
p.m. to 9 p.m. on Nov. 20. The
purpose of the event is to
encourage smokers to quit for
a day in the hope they may
quit for good. To commemo-
rate their third year in busi-
ness and this event, Life Laser
Therapy Stop Smoking Center
in Fort Myers invites the pub-
lic to attend a special event for
this day. During this day,
demonstrations of this unique
laser treatment for smoke ces-
sation will be given along with
presentations on the entire
Life Laser Therapy program
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Refreshments will be served.
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Being Thankful Celebration
Join The Yoga Sanctuary and
Worden Farm for a "Being
Thankful" Celebration on
Sunday, November 23 at 4
p.m. As cultures have given
thanks for centuries for a
bountiful harvest, come and
express gratitude for the bless-
ings in our life through the
practice of yoga. Activities
include discussions about
organic vegetables and farm-
ing and yoga practices for kids
and adults. This free outdoor
celebration will take place at
Worden Farm. All donations
collected will go to the
Charlotte County Homeless
Coalition. Please visit
www.theyogasanctuary.biz or
call 941-505-9642 for more
information.

Kids Yoga Class
The Yoga Sanctuary will be
hosting a Kids Yoga Class on
Saturday, November 29 at 1
p.m. for kids ages 6 12. Kids
will learn fun and creative
yoga postures, improve con-
centration and focus, stimu-
late their imagination, and
help to release energy in a fun,
safe environment. Pre-regis-
tration is required. You may
register online at www.theyo-
gasanctuary.biz or by calling
941-505-9642.

Your best shot at a smooth
complexion
An educational seminar
explaining BOTOX cosmetic
and Restylane treatment for
both men and women at 5:30
p.m. on December 4, at
Baroudi Cosmetic and Plastic
Surgery, Promenades Surgery
Center, 3222 Tamiami Trail,
Port Charlotte. Hosted by
Board Certified Plastic
Surgeon, Issa E Baroudi M.D.
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Yoga for every age
At 9 a.m. every Tuesday with
instructor Ilse Mindling at
Yoga For Every Age, 4940 Pan
American Blvd. North Port.
$40 for 5 session ticket, or $10
per class, bring your own yoga
mat.

For the fun of it
Are you curious about yoga
but not sure where to begin?
We offer a free class for those
new to yoga the second
Thursday of every month as
part of the Think Thursday
initiative. Please wear com-
fortable clothing. This offer is
for first time students only.
For more information, please
call 941-505-9642 or visit
www.theyogasanctuary.biz

The Art of Meditation
The Yoga Sanctuary will be
hosting a Meditation
Workshop on Sunday,
November 16 at 10 a.m. This
workshop takes an introduc-
tory look at meditation for
anyone new to or struggling
with a daily meditation prac-
tice. It will give guidance to
the fundamentals of medita-
tion including comfort,
breath, focus, and expecta-
tions. Pre-registration is
required. You may register
online at www.theyogasanctu-
ary.biz or by calling 941-505-
9642.

Bereavement support groups
being offered
TideWell Hospice and
Palliative Care offers bereave-
ment support groups as a
community service for anyone
in the community who is
grieving the loss of a loved
one.
Specific support groups are
led by TideWell's grief special-
ists with the goal to help
bereaved individuals develop


coping tools. Social Service
and Bereavement Counselor
Roberta Parker, MSW, offers
the following support groups:
Parents Who Have Lost
Children Nov. 24 from 10
a.m.-ll a.m
Survivors Group every
Tuesday from 2 p.m.-3 p.m.
All bereavement support
groups meet at 917 N. Arcadia
Ave. in Arcadia. For more
information, please call
Roberta Parker, MSW at 863-
993-0662, ext. 3308.

Fighting obesity
Do you know of someone
who needs a complete change
in his or her lifestyle?
According to an article in the
Washington Post, it is estimat-
ed that medical costs related
to obesity add up to about $93
billion per year. If we tackle
this issue, we will be able to
save American's hundreds on
their medical insurance as
well as providing the quality of
life needed for these individu-
als.
Elite Training & Fitness is
looking for individuals who
would benefit from having a
personal trainer up to three
times a week for thirty days.


We will assist them in chang-
ing their nutritional habits as
well as incorporating fitness
into their lifestyles.
Obesity has become such an
issue among Americans and
something needs to be done.
Heart disease is the leading
killer of Americans healthy
lifestyle changes can help pre-
vent heart disease.
Starting this month Elite
Training & Fitness will be
accepting nominations for a
free month of personal train-
ing that will help change and
possibly save their lives.
Anyone may enter himself, a
coworker, family, friend, or
even a patient. The person
chosen will receive one month
of free personal training at our
private studio in Murdock up
to 3 times per week.
To enter, send a letter of 500
words or less of why your
nominee would benefit from
this program and a $10 dona-
tion to: Elite Training &
Fitness Inc., 1312 Market
Circle Unit 11, Port Charlotte,
FL 33953. Or send and e-mail
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Brown bag it for disaster relief
After a record number of dis-
asters this year, the National
American Red Cross has
launched a $100 million
nationwide fundraising cam-
paign. In response to that ini-
tiative, the Charlotte County
Chapter of the American Red
Cross will conduct a fundrais-
er inviting all of Charlotte
County businesses, organiza-
tions and individuals to
donate their lunch money for
one day for Disaster Relief.
December 12, is the date set
for "Brown Bag It for Disaster
Relief." The Red Cross will
deliver large brown bags to
companies for the purpose of
collecting the donations to
those interested in supporting
the drive. Anyone interested


in participating is asked to call
Donna Kolakowski at the Red
Cross at 941-629-4345 for
details.

Health professions students
A.T.T.A.C. tobacco
Teams of health professions
students from Lake Erie
College of Osteopathic
Medicine, Manatee
Community College, and
Manatee Technical Institute,
will present the AHEC
Tobacco Training and
Cessation (A.T.T.A.C.) program
to elementary and middle
school students in Manatee
and Sarasota counties
November 17, 18 and 20.
Gulfcoast South Area Health
Education Center, Inc. (GSA-
HEC) has marshaled the
resources of local health pro-
fessions students in this coor-
dinated anti-tobacco effort
known as A.T.T.A.C. Tobacco is
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nation, yet relatively little time
is devoted to its prevention or
intervention in the curricula
of most health professions
training programs. The
A.T.T.A.C. Program is a com-
prehensive instructional pro-
gram sponsored by GSAHEC
designed to teach health pro-
fessions students about tobac-
co, help them develop profes-
sional skills necessary to
address its use with their
patients and have them serve
as role models while educat-
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of tobacco. Lesson plans,
videos and teaching kits were
provided to 300 future health
professionals to help them
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school aged children in our
community.
"We target children at this
age level because Big Tobacco
is also targeting them," said
GSAHEC Chief Executive
Officer Edna Apostol. "While
delivering an important mes-
sage, our health professions
students also serve as role
models to these kids."
These high-energy, interac-
tive presentations are sched-
uled as follows:
November 17 Miller
Elementary, Sarasota Middle
and McIntosh Middle schools
November 18 Harllee
Middle, Johnson Middle,
Venice Middle and Sarasota
Middle schools
November 20 (Great
American Smoke Out Day) -
Heron Creek Middle, Rowlett
Elementary, Gene Witt
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Laurel Nokomis, and Braden
River Middle schools
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Pet Partners
Gulf Coast Pet Partners pro-
mote healthy aging through
the involvement of animals in
everyday life. Pet Partners are
volunteer human/animal
teams registered by the Delta
Society. These teams consist
of an animal handler and a
species of domestic animal.
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pendently tested for skills and
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sion call Judy Peter at 941-
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Red Cross classroom
open to community
The Charlotte County
Chapter of the American Red
Cross would like to announce
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space is now open for com-
munity use. The 900 square
foot space is outfitted with
equipment donated in large
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DVD player, separate entrance
and a bathroom. This offer is
open to all business and orga-
nizations in Charlotte County.
Please call the Charlotte
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(941) 629-4345 for information
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h2u Heartwalkers
Fawcett Memorial Hospital
holds a weekly progress mea-
sure for all h2u heartwalkers
from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Wednesday at the Cultural
Center of Charlotte County.

Guardianship training
The Florida Developmental
Disabilities Council sponsors
training workshops on Florida
guardianships, special-needs
trusts, specialized wills, and
how to navigate the legal sys-
tem. Free for consumers and
family members, but registra-
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Has been a local doctor practicing in Punta Gorda for 7 years.
Comprehensive Eye Exam
for the whole family
Dr. Michael D.Wesson, Optometric Physician
Family Vision Care
5001 Taylor Rd., Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Private practice located inside WalMartVision Center
Medicare, United Health and most others accepted.
941-575-0903 941-575-5154


Insulin Pump workshops
Living Smart Diabetes pro-
gram holds a workshop on
how to maximize insulin
pump therapy and improve
glucose control. Classes
taught by certified insulin
pump trainers. Current pump
users or persons interested in
insulin pump therapy infor-
mation, call 941-883-3215 or
from Englewood or Venice,
call 877-468-4341.

Prevent osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a debilitating
disease in which bones
become fragile and are more
likely to break. It is called the
"silent disease" because often
there are no symptoms until a
fracture occurs.
According to the National
Osteoporosis Foundation, this
disease is a growing public
health threat and affects one
in two women and more than
one in eight men.
The Florida Department of
Health in partnership with
Gulfcoast South Area Health
Education Center, Inc., is pro-
viding osteoporosis education
in Sarasota, Manatee,
Charlotte and DeSoto coun-
ties.
A curriculum called Families
Building Strong Bones was
developed to teach adult
osteoporosis education.
Participants will learn:
About osteoporosis and
how to prevent it;
How calcium, exercise and
vitamin D help build strong
bones;
How to identify risk factors
for getting osteoporosis like:
smoking, caffeine, alcohol and
lack of exercise; and
That medications are avail-
able to help prevent and treat
osteoporosis.
To schedule a free Families
Building Strong Bones pro-
gram for your employees, your
civic group, church or neigh-
borhood association, call
Ansley Mora at Gulfcoast
South AHEC at 941-361-6602
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SUPPORT GROUPS


Alcoholics Anonymous
For information about meetings,
call 941-426-7723.
Today:
An AA group meets at 7:30
a.m., noon and 8 p.m. seven
days a week at Easy Does It
Club, 23312 Harper Ave. in
Charlotte Harbor.
Monday:
Happy Hour group meets at
5:30 p.m. in Room 9 at First
United Methodist Church, 507
West Marion Ave. in Punta
Gorda.
An Early Birds AA group meets
at 5:30 p.m. and the Time AA
group meets at 8 p.m. at Port
Charlotte United Methodist
Church, 21075 Quesada Ave. in
Port Charlotte.
Fort Ogden Closed Discussion
Group meets at 7:30 p.m.,
United Methodist Church
Community Building, off
Highway 17 (near the post
office).
Fresh Start group meets at 8
p.m. at St. Nathaniel's Episcopal
Church, 4200 S. Biscayne Drive
in North Port.
Tuesday:
Peace River group meets at 8
p.m. at the Congregational
Church, 1201 Aqui Esta Drive in
Punta Gorda.
Wednesday:
Step Up group meets at
Riverside Behavioral Center, 733
Olympia Ave. in Punta Gorda.
New Hope group meets at 8
p.m. at Community United
Church of Christ, 3450 S.
Biscayne Drive in North Port.
Thursday:
AA meets at Riverside
Behavioral Center, 733 Olympia
Ave. in Punta Gorda.
Thursday Step group meets at
8 p.m. at St. Nathaniel's
Episcopal Church, 4200 S.
Biscayne Drive in North Port.
Englewood Speakers group
meets at 7:30 p.m. at Englewood
Community Hospital in the
Suncoast Auditorium.
Early Birds group meets at 5:30
p.m. at Port Charlotte United
Methodist Church, 21075
Quesada Ave. in Port Charlotte.


Al-Anon
Monday:
An Al-Anon group meets at 8
p.m. at St. Nathaniel's Episcopal
Church, Biscayne Boulevard in
North Port. Call 941-423-2607 or
941-629-7234.
A New Life Al-Anon family
group meets at 7 p.m. at First
United Methodist Church, Room
9, 507W Marion Ave. in Punta
Gorda. Call 941-235-0029.
Al-Anon meets at 7:30 p.m. at
Ft. Ogden Methodist Church in
Ft. Ogden.
Tuesday:
Al-Anon Serenity Seekers AFG
meets at 7 p.m. at Gulf Cove
United Methodist Church, 1100
McCall Road in Englewood. Call
888-425-2666.
Al-Anon New Beginnings AFG
meets at 7:30 p.m. at Liberty
Community Church in Port
Charlotte. Call 888-425-2666.
Wednesday:
Al-Anon Stepping Stones
meets at 10 a.m. at Pilgrim
United Church, 24515 Rampart
Blvd. in Port Charlotte. Call 888-
425-2666.
A "Friends ofAA" group meets
at noon for a big book study and
open discussion meeting at
Friendship Methodist Church,
12275 Paramount Drive in Punta
Gorda.
Burnt Store Al-Anon, an adult
children 12-step group, meets at
6 p.m. in the resource center at
Burnt Store Presbyterian
Church, 11330 Burnt Store Road
in Punta Gorda. Call 941-661-
5037.
Thursday:
A Steps to Recovery Al-Anon
family group meets at 8 p.m. at
Congregational United Church
of Christ, 1201 Aqui Esta Drive
in Punta Gorda. Call 941-639-
2088.
Friday:
Al-Anon Englewood Friday
Night meets at 8 p.m. in the
community building at St. David
Episcopal Church, 401 S.
Broadway Road in Englewood.
Call 888-425-2666.
Saturday:
AM Steps and Slogans meets at


9:30 a.m. at St. Nathaniel's
Episcopal Church, 4200 South
Biscayne Drive in North Port.
Call 941-764-1510.

Alzheimer's
Monday:
An Alzheimer's Support Group
will meet at the Life Care Center
of Punta Gorda on the first
Wednesday of the month at 3
p.m. and third Monday of every
month at 5:30 p.m. The Life
Care Center is located at 450
Shreve Street, Punta Gorda. 941-
639-8771.
Tuesday:
An Alzheimer's support group
meets at 3 p.m. at the Senior
Friendship Center, 2350 Scenic
Drive in Venice. Call 941-493-
3065.
An Alzheimer's support group
meets at 2 p.m. the first and
third Tuesdays of the month at
the Arcadia Oaks Assisted Living
facility, 1013 E. Gibson St. in
Arcadia. Call 863-494-8432.
An Alzheimer's support group
meets at 6 p.m. the second
Tuesday of the month at
Harbour Terrace Assisted Living
residence at South Port Square.
Walk-ins are welcome. Call 941-
625-1220, ext. 745 for directions.
An Alzheimers caregivers sup-
port group meets at 10 a.m.,
with free respite care, the fourth
Tuesday of the month at Royal
Palm Retirement Centre, 2500
Aaron St. in Port Charlotte. (In
December they will meet at 5
p.m. on Tuesday, December 30,
then back to every fourth
Tuesday in January).
Wednesday:
An Alzheimer's support group
meets at 10 a.m. the third
Wednesday of the month at
River Oaks, 925 River Road in
Englewood. Call 941-474-8600.
Thursday:
An Alzheimer's support group
meets at 2 p.m. the fourth
Thursday of the month at
Sterling House, 550 Rotonda
Blvd. West in Rotonda West. Call
941-698-1198.
An Alzheimer's support group
meets at 4 p.m. the third


Thursday of the month at Aging-
In-Place Specialists, 100 Madrid
Blvd., Suite 313 in Punta Gorda.
Call 941-505-5052.

Amputee support
Tuesday:
Families and Amputees in
Motion meets at 10 a.m. the
first and third Tuesdays at the
Royal Palm Retirement Centre,
2500 Aaron St. in Port
Charlotte. Call 941-575-7022.
Friday:
The Venice Amputee group
meets at 10 a.m. at Bon
Secours Health Park in the
Lions room.

AMBUCS support
AMBUCS is a national service
organization composed of a
diverse group of men and
women dedicated to creating
mobility and independence for
people with disabilities. It is
starting a chapter in DeSoto
County. Call 862-990-4706.

Apnea support
An apnea support group is
being formed to help people
with sleep disorders in the
Charlotte County area. Call
866-864-7166.

Arthritis support
An arthritis support group
meets at 9:30 a.m. the second
Thursday of the month at the
Cultural Center of Charlotte
County. Call 941-627-4643.

Autism support
The Autism Society of
America meets at 7 p.m. the
second Thursday of the month
at Pilgrim Church, Daniels
Parkway in Fort Myers. Free
child care available with pre-
registration. Call 941-575-4668.

Back and neck pain support
h2u Center at Fawcett
Memorial Hospital, Promenades
Mall, 3280 Tamiami Trail, Suite
493, Port Charlotte. Group meets
from 6 p.m.-7 p.m., the second
Wednesday of the month. Open
to the public. Call 941-624-4441.


Bereavement support
TideWell Hospice and Palliative
Care offers bereavement sup-
port groups as a community ser-
vice for anyone in the commu-
nity who is grieving the loss of a
loved one.
Specific support groups are led
by TideWell's grief specialists
with the goal to help bereaved
individuals develop coping
tools. Social Service and
Bereavement Counselor Roberta
Parker, MSW, offers the follow-
ing support groups:
Parents Who Have Lost
Children Nov. 24 from 10 a.m.-
11 a.m
Survivors Group every
Tuesday from 2 p.m.-3 p.m.
All bereavement support
groups meet at 917 N. Arcadia
Ave. in Arcadia. For more infor-
mation, please call Roberta
Parker, MSW at 863- 993-0662,
ext. 3308.
TideWell Hospice and Palliative
Care is an independent, not-for-
profit organization offering a
home-based, total support sys-
tem for patients and families
dealing with advanced illness,
serving more than 1,100 patients
a day in Sarasota, Manatee,
Charlotte and DeSoto counties.
Tuesday:
Grief's Journey-With
Support meets at 11 a.m. at the
Port Charlotte United Methodist
Church, 21075 Quesada Ave. in
Port Charlotte. Call 941-625-
4356.
Thursday:
A bereavement group meets at
3 p.m. the second and fourth
Thursday of the month in the
administrative conference room
at Englewood Community
Hospital. Call 941-697-0783.
Taylor Funeral Services will
hold their monthly bereavement
group at 7 p.m. on the second
Thursday of the month at 1515
Tamiami Trail in Punta Gorda.
Call 941-833-0600.
There will be a support group
meeting at 6 p.m. the second
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survivors of suicide at the
TideWell administrative center,
919 N. Arcadia Ave. in Arcadia.
Call 863-993-0663.

Bipolar support
A support group meets at 1
p.m. Friday at the Haven Drop-
In Center, 4428 Parmely St. in


Charlotte Harbor. Call 941-613-
1450.

Brain injury support group
A brain injury support group
will meet at 6:30 p.m. the first
Thursday of the month at the
Mid-County Regional Library,
meeting room A, 2050 Forrest
Nelson Blvd. in Port Charlotte.
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Breast cancer support
The American Cancer Society's
Uplifters group meets at 9:15
a.m. the first Saturday of the
month October through May at
the Royal Palm Retirement
Centre. Call 941-627-3000 or
941-629-7310.

Breathing support
DeSoto Memorial Hospital is
holding a Better Breathers sup-
port group the fourth Tuesday of
every month in the DeSoto
Memorial Medical Plaza, 1006 N.
Mills Ave. in front of the hospital
in Arcadia. The purpose of
"Better Breathers" is to educate
the public about breathing
problems and ways that they
can improve their quality of life.
For more information, call 863-
491-4245.
Fawcett Memorial Hospital
holds a better breathing support
group at 1 p.m. the second
Wednesday of the month in the
large meeting room at Fawcett
Memorial Hospital. Call 941-
624-4441.


Cancer support
Celebrate Life ladies cancer
group meets at 10 a.m. the first
Wednesday of the month at 2001
Shreve St. in Punta Gorda. Call
941-575-7266.
Cancer is Not Contagious
meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon,
each third Thursday in the
Englewood Community
Hospital, Main Floor Cafeteria,
700 Medical Blvd. Guest speak-
ers, information, panel discus-
sions and more. For more infor-
mation, call Joseph Bauer, 474-
0099 and Connie Wade, 214-
8488.
The Support for People with
Oral, Head and Neck Cancer
group will meet at 10:30 a.m. the
third Thursday of the month in
the Englewood Community
Hospital Cafeteria. For more
information, call Joe Bauer at
941-474-0099.

Caregivers support
Tuesday:
Caregiver support group for
Alzheimers caregivers meets at
10 a.m. the fourth Tuesday of the


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Wednesday:
Caregiver support group meets
at 1:30 p.m. at DeSoto Memorial
Home Health Care at DeSoto
Memorial Hospital Medical
Plaza, 1006 N. Mills Ave. in
Arcadia. Call 863-494-8432.
Thursday:
Caregiver group meets at 1:30
p.m. on the second and fourth
Thursday of the month at
DeSoto Memorial Home Health
Care at DeSoto Memorial
Hospital Medical Plaza, 1006 N.
Mills Ave., in Arcadia. Call
DeSoto Memorial Home Health
Care at 863-494-8432 or
TideWell Hospice and Palliative
Care at 863-993-0662.
Friday:
A caregiver support group,
Honor the Spirit, will meet at 10
a.m. the fourth Friday of the
month at Burnt Store
Presbyterian Church. The group
will assist those caring for loved
ones in the home. Call 941-639-
4951.

Celebrate Recovery
Tuesday:
A Celebrate Recovery group
meets at 7 p.m.
at the Community Life Center,
19048 Edgewater Drive in Port
Charlotte. Step studies for help
with the struggles of hurts,
hang-ups and habits. There are
open share groups for men and
women. Call 941-629-0999.
Thursday:
A Celebrate Recovery support
group meets on Thursday, in the
adult education wing of the
South Biscayne Baptist Church,
in North Port. Child care is pro-
vided. Call 941-426-3817.
The groups meet as follows:
AVeterans support group for
men and women meets at 6
p.m. in Room 302.
A Christian Growth and
Development support group
for men meets at 6 p.m. in
Room 308.
A Christian Growth and
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Room 306.
A Chemically Dependent sup-
port group for men and women
meets at 7 p.m. in Room 305.
A Recovery from Sexual,
Physical and Emotional Abuse
support group for men meets in
Room 308, and for women
meets in Room 307.
A support group for women
dealing with anger, intimacy
issues and abortion meets at 7
p.m. in Room 309.
Friday:
A Celebrate Recovery group
meets at 6 p.m. Friday
at the Community Life Center,
19048 Edgewater Drive in Port
Charlotte. Dinner is at 6 p.m.
and a lesson or testimony is at 7
p.m. There are open share
groups for men and women.
Call 941-629-0999.
A Celebrate Recovery group
meets at First Alliance Church,
20444 Midway Blvd. in Port
Charlotte. Dinner is at 6 p.m. A
lesson or testimony is at 7 p.m.
There are gender-specific open
share groups at 8 p.m.
Refreshments will be at 9 a.m.
For more information, call 941-
625-7435.

Celiac support
Celiac support group meets at
1:30 p.m. Saturday at the
Waldemere Medical Plaza in the
Papaya Room in Sarasota. Call
941-922-1205.

Chemical dependency
A chemical dependency and
psych-aftercare group meets at
6:30 p.m. Monday at Riverside
Behavioral Center, 733 East
Olympia Ave. in Punta Gorda.
Call 941-637-2474.

Children of aging parents
The support group of children
of aging parents meets at 6 p.m.
the last Thursday of the month
at Lexington Manor, 20480
Veterans Blvd. in Port Charlotte,
on the second floor gallery area.
Call 941-766-7991.

Cocaine Anonymous
A Cocaine Anonymous group
meets at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the


Riverside Behavioral Center, 733
E. Olympia Ave. in Punta Gorda.
Call 941-637-2474.

Co-dependents anonymous
CODA will begin weekly
meetings for women
only from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on
Thursday at the Venice Bible
Church, 2395 W. Shamrock, in
Venice. Call 941-488-8025.

COPD education and support
A monthly COPD Education
and Support Group will be held
at 3 p.m. the second Thursday at
the Englewood Community
Hospital cafeteria. The meeting
is free and open to the public.
Call 941-473-3119.

Crohn's Disease
A Crohn's Disease support
group is held at 7 p.m. the third
Wednesday every other month
at the Englewood Community
Hospital cafeteria. This meeting
will also include discussions on
colitis, I.B.D. and I.B.S. Call 941-
815-3669 to reserve your space.
A Crohn's and Colitis support
group will meet at 7 p.m. the
third Wednesday of the month
in classrooms A and B at
Charlotte Regional Medical
Center. Call 941-380-9122.

Cross-disability support
A cross-disability support
group, sponsored by the Center
for Independent Living, meets at
3:30 p.m. the firstWednesday of
the month at 4300 Kings
Highway in Port Charlotte. Call
941-766-8333.


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Depression support
A support group meets at 1
p.m. on Fridays at the Haven
Drop-In Center, 4428 Parmely St.
in Charlotte Harbor. Call 941-
613-1450.

Diabetes support
Monday:
The Charlotte diabetes support
group meets at 7 p.m. the third
Monday of the month at The
Gardens of Port Charlotte, 22332
Vick St. in Port Charlotte. Call
941-624-0236, or e-mail sug-
arangel8@earthlink.net.
A diabetic support group
meets at 9 a.m. the third
Monday of the month in the
cafeteria at Englewood
Community Hospital. Call 941-
475-3774.
The Charlotte County diabetic
support group that normally
meets the first Monday of the
month is currently on hold. Call
941-916-9005.
Tuesday:
The diabetes support group
sponsored by Diabetes in the
New Millennium group meets at
10 a.m. the third Tuesday of the
month at Burnt Store
Presbyterian Church, 11330
Burnt Store Road in Punta
Gorda. Call 941-639-0001.
Harbour Terrace at South Port
Square and the Medical
Department Store will host
Sugarbeaters, an informative
support group for those living
with Diabetes on the first and
third Tuesday of every month
from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.


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South Port Square. For addition-
al information please contact
Harbour Terrace at 941-266-4854
or Medical Department Store at
941-661-0142.
Wednesday:
Sugar Talk is a free, interactive
diabetes program sponsored by
Living Smart Diabetes. The
group meets from 10 a.m. to
11:30 a.m. on the second
Wednesday of the month at
Charlotte County Cultural
Center in the Community
Room, Port Charlotte. For more
info call 941-484-1200.
Fawcett Memorial Hospital
sponsors a diabetic support
group at 10 a.m. the last
Wednesday of the month in
conference room B at the
Cultural Center in Port
Charlotte. Call 800-445-4313.
Thursday:
A diabetes education support
group meets at 8:30 a.m. for
blood sugar testing on the sec-
ond Thursday of the month at


Village Place, 18400 Cochran
Blvd. in Port Charlotte. Fasting
preferred. Call 941-766-8900.
The Hardee County Health
Department offers a diabetes
support group at 1 p.m. the
fourth Thursday of the month at
the department, 115 K.D. Revell
Road. To enroll, or for more
information, call 863-773-4161,
ext. 217 or 157.
Friday:
A diabetes group meets at 8
a.m. every fourth Friday of the
month at Rotonda Lakes
Apartments clubhouse, 100
Rotonda Lakes Circle in
Rotonda. Free blood glucose
tests at 8 a.m. Call 941-698-8800.
Saturday:
Fawcett Memorial Hospital
sponsors an ADA-recognized
diabetes education course at 8
a.m. Multiple classes offered
monthly. Instructors are board-
certified diabetes educators. Call
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Management Program holds
ongoing ADA-recognized dia-
betes education workshops in
Port Charlotte at 9 a.m. Lunch
will be served. Instructors are
certified diabetes educators and
registered dietitians. Call 941-
883-3215.

Divorce support
DivorceCare meets at 7 p.m.
Friday at Edgewater United
Methodist Church, 19190
Cochran Blvd. in Port Charlotte.
Call 941-625-3039.
Parents, Children and Divorce
meets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the
second Saturday of the month in
the large meeting room of
Fawcett Memorial Hospital. Call
800-767-8193.

Down syndrome support
The Manasota B.U.D.S., south
County branch of the Down syn-
drome networking group, meets
at 6 p.m. the first Monday of the
month at PlayAway in Galleria
Plaza, 2097 S. Tamiami Trail in


Sarasota. Care for children and
siblings provided. Call 941-493-
8907.
The Down Syndrome Parents
support group meets at 6:30
p.m. the second Tuesday of the
month at Pilgrim Church on
Rampart Boulevard in Port
Charlotte. Call 941-204-7509.

Dual Diagnosis support
The Dual Diagnosis support
group is open to all people who
have an alcohol or drug problem
and an emotional or psychiatric
problem. Family and friends are
also welcome. The group meets
at 1 p.m. Monday at the Haven
Drop-In Center, 4428 Parmely St.
in Charlotte Harbor. Call 941-
613-1450.

Emotions Anonymous
Tuesday:
Emotions Anonymous of Port
Charlotte meets at 5:30 p.m. at
San Antonio Catholic Church,
24445 Rampart Blvd. in Port
Charlotte. Call 941-613-1525.
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Haven Drop-In Center, 4428
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Call 941-613-1450.

Epilepsy support
The Epilepsy Support Group
meets at 7 p.m. the second
Tuesday of the month at 370
Lasayette Drive in Port
Charlotte. Call 941-629-3309.

Families Against Drugs
Families Against Drugs meets
at 8 p.m. in the fellowship hall of
the First Macedonia Missionary
Baptist Church, 411 East
Charlotte Ave. in Punta Gorda. It
is an organizational support
group providing emotional and
spiritual support to families who
are involved with or have been
affected in some way with prob-
lems associated with substance
abuse, such as alcohol and
drugs. Call 941-637-7743 or 941-
833-9198.

Family to Family
Loved ones of the mentally ill
is a support group called North
Port Support Group Family to
Family and meets at 7 p.m. on
the third Thursday of the month
at North Port Health and Family
Service Center, 6950 Pan
American Drive in North Port.
Sponsored by the National
Alliance on Mental Illness
Sarasota County. Call 941-957-
3626.

Food addicts support
Food Addicts Anonymous


meets at 6 p.m. Sunday
Congregational United Church
of Christ, 1201 Aqui Esta Drive
in Punta Gorda. Call 941-380-
6550.
Food Addicts Anonymous
meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday at
Liberty Community Church,
2759 N. Wylam Dr. in Port
Charlotte. Call 941-235-0029.

Gastric bypass support
The Peace River Regional
Medical Center's Bariatric
Information & Support Sessions
will meet at 5 p.m. the first
Monday and first Thursday of
the month at Surgical
Associates, 2595 Harbor Blvd,
Ste 102, or 1641 Tamiami Trail,
Ste 2, Port Charlotte. Call 941-
258-3279.
The Bypass and Bandster
Buddies of Char-Lee-Sota meets
at 6:30 p.m. the second and
fourth Wednesdays of the month
at the Peace River Regional
Women's Connection, on the
corner of Harbor Blvd. and
Olean Blvd. in Port Charlotte.
Call 941-629-7737.

Grandparents support
Tuesday:
A Grandparents Raising
Grandkids group meets at 9:30
a.m. the second Tuesday of the
month in the Englewood
Community Hospital cafeteria.
Call 941-475-3615.
A Grandparents Raising
Grandkids group meets at 6:30
p.m. the third Tuesday of the
month at 6926 Children Way in


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ing for grandparents and other
relatives raising children.
Information meetings on legal,
financial, medical and other
issues will be held every third
Tuesday of each month from 9
a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Turner
Center extension office, 2150
Roan St., Arcadia, which is
across from the DeSoto County
High School. For more informa-
tion, please call Diane at 863-
491-8186 or the Florida Kinship
Center at 800-640-6444.

Grief support
Tuesday:
Grief share recovery seminars
will be held at the First
Alliance Church, 20444
Midway Blvd. in Port Charlotte.
Call 941-624-6670.
Wednesday:
A grief group meets at 2 p.m.
on Wednesday at the Bay
Harbor Ford meeting room,
1908 South McCall Road in
Englewood. Call 941-460-1400.

Hearing impaired
The Hearing Loss Association
of Charlotte County (formally
SHHH) will have their month-
ly meeting on Friday,
November 7, at 2 p.m. in the
Palm Room at the Charlotte
County Cultural Center on
Aaron Street in Port Charlotte.
The guest speaker will be Greta
Upchurch, branch manager,
for Caregivers for Seniors. She
will be speaking on how
seniors can maintain their
independence at home. Please
bring your family, friends or
neighbors. Special amplified
listening devices will be avail-
able. Refreshments will be fur-
nished. More information
please call 941-624-2947.

Hepatitis C support group
The hepatitis support group
meets at 7 p.m. the first
Tuesday of the month at the
Cultural Center of Charlotte
County, 2280 Aaron St. in Port
Charlotte. Call 727-384-1030.

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HIV support
Positive Living HIV Support
Group meets at 7 p.m.
Thursday at the Charlotte
HIV/AIDS Network Office, 17506
Brighton Ave., Unit D, in Port
Charlotte. Call 941-625-2437.
An HIV support and education
group meets at 6 p.m. the sec-
ond Thursday of every month at
the Haven Drop In Center, 4428
Parmely St. in Port Charlotte.
Call 941-613-1450.

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
support group
A support group for those with
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
will be held at 1 p.m.,the third
Friday of the month at Health
Park Medical Center, 9981 South
Health Park Drive, near
Summerlin and Bass in South
Fort Myers. Call Don Costa at
239-542-7430 or Carol Frost,
239-656-0426.

Insulin Pump workshops
Living Smart Diabetes pro-
gram holds ongoing workshop
on the basics of insulin pump
therapy and how to maximize
their current regimen using
advanced pump features.
Classes taught in Port Charlotte


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877-468-4341 for more informa-
tion.

Intervention program
An intervention program for
nursing meets at 5:30 p.m.
Monday at Riverside
Behavioral Center, 733 East
Olympia Ave. in Punta Gorda.
Call 941-637-2474.

Kidney health support
Do you have stage 1-4 kidney
disease, diabetes, high blood
pressure or other risks of kid-
ney disease? An informational
class meets regarding kidney
health, dialysis options, trans-
plant and diet the first Monday
of the month at the Cultural
Center of Charlotte County.
Call 941-625-9985.


Lap Band support
The Southwest Florida Band-It
Buddies meet at 7 p.m. the sec-
ond Tuesday of the month in the
executive dining room of Fawcett
Memorial Hospital in Port
Charlotte. Call 941-624-4441.
The Peace River Regional
Medical Center's Bariatric
Information and Support
Sessions will meet at 5 p.m. the
first Monday and first Thursday
of the month at Surgical
Associates, 2595 Harbor Blvd.,
Suite 102 in Port Charlotte. Call
941-766-4011.

Leukemia and Lymphoma
The Leukemia and Lymphoma
Society's family support group
will meet at 2 p.m. the second
Wednesday of the month at
Cypress Lake UMC in Ft. Myers.
Call 239-992-5781.


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Man to Man
The Man to Man prostate can-
cer support group will meet at 1
p.m. the third Friday of the
month in the Fawcett h2u center
in the Promenades Shopping
Center. The group is sponsored
by the American Cancer Society
and Fawcett Memorial Hospital.
Call 941-627-3000, ext. 110. The
meeting on November 21 will
feature Dr. Alvaro R. Bada of Port
Charlotte. Dr Bada is a board
certified general and colon rec-
tal surgeon. Dr. Bada has been
in Port Charlotte for 8 years. His
subjects will include and not
limited to colon and rectal
surgery, hernia repair and


colonoscopy, breast surgery and
skin cancer surgery.
Dr. Bada's presentation will
begin at 1 p.m. at the h2u
Fawcett Hospital facility located
in the Promenades plaza. The
entrance is from Harbor Blvd. in
Port Charlotte. The public is
invited at no cost. Women are
invited to attend.

Memory Care support
The Memory Care group meets
at 2 p.m. the second and fourth
Thursday of the month at
Sterling House, 550 Rotonda

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Myles Rubin

Samotin M.D.
Charlotte County's
Only Orthopaedic Surgeon
Specializing in Foot
and Ankle Problems.
Providing Advanced Fellowship Training And Surgical
Expertise in Naples For More Than 10 Years.
Striving to keep you on your Feet...Pain Free.

Myles Rubin Samotin M.D.
An Orthopaedic Surgeon
with Fellowship Training in Foot and Ankle.
19621 Cochran Blvd.
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
k (941)661-6757 (239) 541-4200
www.southwest-florida-orthopaedics.
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Blvd. in RotondaWest. Call 941-
698-1198.

Menopause support
Get your menopause ques-
tions answered and obtain sup-
port anytime on the Living Well
with Menopause online support
group. Husbands and partners
are welcome too. You remain
anonymous in the group and do
not have to go anywhere to find
what you need. Go to
www.yahoogroups and write in
LivingWell with Menopause in
the Find a Yahoo Group box.


Mental health support
Monday:
The Charlotte County National
Alliance for the Mentally Ill
meets at 7 p.m. the second
Monday of the month at the
Family Service Center, 21450
Gibralter Drive in Punta Gorda.
Call 941-263-8033.
Tuesday:
A mental health support group
meets at 11:30 a.m. in the
Englewood Meals onWheels
building at the corner of Church
Street and Loma Linda Avenue.
Call 941-475-2000.
Friday:
The Therapy Group meets for
light exercise, crafts and socializ-


ing at 1:30 p.m. at Port Charlotte
United Methodist Church, 21075
Quesada Blvd. in Port Charlotte.
Call 941-625-4356.

Multiple Myeloma
A multiple myeloma support
group meets at 11 a.m. the sec-
ond Saturday of the month at
Remax, 2230 S. McCall Road in
Englewood. For more informa-
tion, call 941-697-2493 or 941-
457-5478.

Multiple Sclerosis
LivingWell with MS support
group invites you for inspiration
motivation, direction and sup-
port. The meetings are at 6 p.m.
the second Tuesday of the
month at the Cultural Center of
Charlotte County in Centennial
Hall. Call 941-240-6293.

NAMI support
The National Alliance on
Mental Illness in Charlotte
County meets at 6 p.m. the sec-
ond Monday of the month at
Family Services Center, 21450
Gibralter Drive in Port Charlotte.
Call 941-268-8033.

Narcotics Anonymous
Monday:
Narcotics Anonymous meets
at 8 p.m. at Trinity United
Methodist Church, 23084
Seneca Ave. in Charlotte Harbor.
Call 941-624-1204.
Tuesday:
Narcotics Anonymous meets
at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Friday at Genesis Center,
1476 Kenesaw St. in Port
Charlotte. Call 866-389-1344.
Wednesday:
Narcotics Anonymous meets
at 6:30 p.m. at Arcadia Oaks
multipurpose room at 1013 E.
Gibson St. in Arcadia.
The Pilgrim United Church of
Christ is offering a place to go
for
support for family and friends of
anyone with an addiction or
substance
abuse problem. Nar-Anon, not
Narcotics Anonymous, will meet
from 7:30 p.m.
to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at
24515 Rampart Blvd. in Port
Charlotte. Gain
support, hope and understand-


ing through other's experiences.

Nar-anon
Nar-anon meets at 8 p.m.
Friday at First Alliance Church,
20444 Midway Blvd. in Port
Charlotte. This support group is
for family and friends of the
addicted person, not the addict.
Call 941-235-0353.

Neck and back pain support
A chronic back and neck pain
support group meets at 6 p.m.
the second Wednesday of the
month at the h2u center at the
Promenades mall.

NewVoice Club
A laryngectomy support group
meets at 1 p.m. on the second
Wednesday of the month at the
Wellness Center Auditorium at
Charlotte Regional Medical
Center. Call 941-637-2411, ext.
2450.

Osteoporosis support
An osteoporosis group meets
at 12 p.m. the second Monday of
the month October through May
in the Suncoast Auditorium at
Englewood Community
Hospital. Call 941-475-3558.

Ostomy group announces
change in meetings
The Ostomy Support Group
has made changes to its meeting
group. The group will meet at 2
p.m. every second Tuesday of
each month in the Card Room
on the fourth floor at South Port
Square, GablesWest, 23033
Westchester Blvd. in Port
Charlotte.
For more information, call 941-
627-3000, ext. 117 or 941-743-
7285, or go to www.ccosg.org.

Overeaters Anonymous
Today:
Overeaters Anonymous Step
Tradition meets at 4 p.m. at Gulf
Cove United Methodist Church,
1100 McCall Road in Port
Charlotte. Call 941-475-5386.
Monday:
Overeaters Anonymous meet-
ing 6pm to 7pm at St.
Nathaniel's Episcopal Church,
4200 Biscayne Blvd, North Port,
FL, 34287. Back parking lot,
enter white double door on the


left side of building. For more
information call 941-391-2394.
Thursday:
Overeaters Anonymous meets
at 10 a.m. at Pilgrim United
Methodist Church, Rampart
Boulevard in Port Charlotte. Call
941-957-1488.
Friday:
Overeaters Anonymous meets
at 10 a.m. in room two of the
North Port Health Park on the
corner of Sumter Road and U.S.
41. Call 941-391-2394.

Parents group
Monday:
A parents support group will
be held at 7 p.m. the third
Monday of the month at the
Port Charlotte Cultural Center
community room. There is no
child care available. Call 941-
627-3982.
Circle of Parents offers free
meetings for anyone in a par-
enting role at 10 a.m. at Peace
River Regional Medical Center,
21297 Olean Blvd. in Port
Charlotte. Call 941-625-6400.

Parkinson's support
Parkinson's group meets at 10
a.m. the third Friday of the
month in the Englewood
Community Hospital's Suncoast
Auditorium. Call 941-473-3919.
A Parkinson's caregiver sup-
port group and Parkinson exer-
cise group will meet on the last
Thursday of the month at 18440
Cochran Blvd. in Port Charlotte.
Call 941-743-9300.

Post Polio support
The Post Polio Support Group
of Charlotte County is an orga-
nization made up of individuals
who have had polio or are inter-
ested in the problem related to
the late effects of polio.
Meetings are held in October,
November, January, February,
March, April and May.
Interested persons may also
attend their socials, which are
scheduled every month
throughout the year. For more
information, please call Darlene
at 941-625-4059, or e-mail pps-
gcc@yahoo.com.


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Potbelly support
The Stomlost potbelly and
overweight support group meets
at 7 p.m. on the second and
fourth Thursdays of the month.
Call 941-255-3687.

Project Linus
Project Linus, which makes
handmade quilts and blankets
for critically ill children, meets at
9 a.m. Monday at First
Christian Church, 20212
Peachland Ave. in Port Charlotte.
Call 941-639-8627 or 941-627-
4364.

Pulmonary fibrosis
A pulmonary fibrosis support
group meets at 1 p.m. the third
Friday of the month at Health
Park Medical Center, Room 1, in
Fort Myers. Call 239-542-7430 or
239-656-0426.

Pulmonary hypertension
The Venice Pulmonary Support
Group meets at 1 p.m.
Thursday at Venice City Hall,
401 W Venice Ave. in Venice. Call
941-486-2626.
A Pulmonary Hypertension
support group will be meeting at
Marantha Fellowship at 675
Tamiami Trail Unit 8, in Crown
Royal Plaza, the second Tuesday
of each month from October
through April. The first meeting
was October 14, from noon to 2
p.m. Please call Penny Engel at
941-429-4908 for more informa-
tion and directions.

Quit smoking support
For help quitting smoking call
the QuitTeam at 941-552-1283.

Recovery support
Enter In, a 12-step Christ-cen-
tered recovery group for all types
of addictions, and for families of
the suffering, meets at 6 p.m.
Saturday at First Alliance
Church of Port Charlotte, 20444
Midway Blvd. in Port Charlotte.
Call 941-240-6866.

Restless leg support
The Gulf Coast Restless Leg
Syndrome Support Group meets
at 2 p.m. the last Sunday of the


month at Lakewood Ranch
Medical Center, Main building,
8330 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. in
Bradenton. Call 941-536-0475.

Schizophrenia Anonymous
A support group meets at 1
p.m. onWednesdays at the
Haven Drop-In Center, 4428
Parmely St. in Charlotte Harbor.
Call 941-613-1450.

Scleroderma support
A scleroderma group meets at
10 a.m. Saturday in the Mimosa
Room at Sarasota Memorial
Hospital on the second floor of
the Waldemere Clinic building.
Call 941-907-0777 or e-mail
mimiflo@aol.com.

Sjogren's Syndrome
A Sjogren's Syndrome support
group meets at 4:30 p.m. the
fourth Thursday of the month at
the Venice Regional Medical
Center Health Park, Lion's Club
Community Room, 1283
Jacaranda Blvd. inVenice. Call
941-484-8542.

Stress support
A stress support group meets
at 1 p.m. Thursday at The
Wellness Center of Charlotte
Regional Medical Center, 733 E.
Olympia Ave. in Punta Gorda.

Stroke support
Wednesday:
A stroke support and educa-
tion group will meet at 11:30
a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of
the month in the ECH rehab
center in the YMCA, located
across from the hospital. Call
941-475-3558.
Thursday:
The New Start stroke group
meets at 2 p.m. Thursday at the
Cultural Center of Charlotte
County. Call 941-639-2360.

Trauma and abuse
Helping Hands support group
will meet at 7 p.m. Friday. Call
941-875-0098.

T.O.PS.
Tuesday:
Take Off Pounds Sensibly 123
meets at 8 a.m. at Trinity United
Methodist Church, 4285 Wesley
Lane in North Port. For more


information, call 941-426-6740.
Friday:
Take Off Pounds Sensibly 133
meets at 8:30 a.m. at Edgewater
United Methodist Church, 19190
Cochran Blvd. in Port Charlotte.


Call 941-743-2540.

Transplant recipients support
The Southwest Florida Organ
Transplant Recipients group
meets at 11:30 a.m. the first


Thursday of the month at
Southwest Regional Medical
Center in Fort Myers. Call 941-
235-0151.

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The Gardens
I At Harbour Terrace

Enhancing the lives of those
with memory loss.


ocated on the beautiful campus of South
Port Square in Port Charlotte, The Gardens
at Harbour Terrace offers memory-care specific
assisted living in a safe and nurturing environment.
On a month to month basis, we offer:

+ Specially trained caregivers
Interactive Montessori-based programming
Four distinct Memory Stations
Supervised access to beautifully landscaped
garden retreats.
24-Hour Care and Security
On-site Skilled Nursing and Therapies
Transportation to medical appointments
Family and caregiver support groups

Individualized attention is key to unlocking the
true spirit of the people we serve.


Residents cue pleasant
memories at one of the 4
distinct Memory Stations.

To arrange a personal visit,
give us a call today.


November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month

November 17 at 9:30 a.m. AND November 18 at 2:30 p.m.
Join us as Harbour Terrace partners with the Alzheimer's Association to provide
a free Memory Health Screenings. Attend and receive a "Reason for Hope"
memory bracelet courtesy of Harbour Terrace.
Caregiver Support Group for Dementia at Harbour Terrace welcomes guests the second
Tuesday of every month from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. AND from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.


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Victims of abuse support
Monday:
Domestic violence and sexual
assault support groups for
women are held at 6:30 p.m. at
the Center for Abuse and Rape
Emergencies of Charlotte
County. Child care is provided.
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Tuesday:
A domestic violence support
group for women is held at 7
p.m. Tuesday at the Center for
Abuse and Rape Emergencies of
Charlotte County in Englewood.
Child care is provided and the
groups are free. Call 941-475-
6465.
Wednesday:
A support group for women 30
years or older having a history of
sexual abuse will be held at 6
p.m. the second and third
Wednesday of the month at the
Counseling Solutions Center,
3432 Depew Ave. in Port
Charlotte. Call 941-258-3144.


Thursday:
A support group for women
who are adult survivors of child
sexual abuse meets at 6:30 p.m.
at the Center for Abuse and
Rape Emergencies of Charlotte
County in Englewood. Call 941-
475-6465.
Visually Impaired Persons
The Visually Impaired Persons
support group of DeSoto County
meets the second Wednesday of
every month at 1 p.m. at the
DeSoto County Extension Office,
2150 Roan Ave., in Arcadia. For
more information, call Ray
Hicks at 863-993-2997.


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Just this week, Charlotte Regional Medical Center received the 2009
Specialty Excellence awards for both Cardiac and Pulmonary Care
Services from HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings
company.

These awards place Charlotte Regional's clinical outcomes in the top
ten percent nationally for each recognized area of care and recognize


the combined force of employees and physicians who keep the human
element alive in the care our patients receive.

Providing high quality patient care is not just a catch phrase for Charlotte
Regional employees. It is a much more personal mission. Although the number
of awards we receive keeps growing, our mission remains of providing the
best care for our patients. Because you aren't just another number to us.


Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Care Four Years in a Row
Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiology Services Four Years in a Row
Recipient of the HealthGrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award Four Years in a Row
Five-Star Rated for Cardiology Services and Coronary Interventional Procedures Four Years in a Row
Highest Possible Star Ratings for Treatment of Heart Attack & Heart Failure Six Years in a Row
Five-Star Rated for Total Knee Replacement and Joint Replacement Surgery- Two Years in a Row
Recipient of the HealthGrades 2009 Pulmonary Care Excellence Award
Five-Star Rated for Overall Pulmonary Care Three Years in a Row
Highest Possible Star Ratings for Treatment of Pneumonia Three Years in a Row
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