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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 26, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: semiweekly
regular
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Subject: Newspapers -- Venice (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Sarasota County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Sarasota -- Venice
Coordinates: 27.098611 x -82.438889 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 56, no. 7 (April 4-6. 2001)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Issue for April 4-6, 2001 also called April 4, 2001.
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Volume ID: VID00656
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issn - 1536-1063
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Happy

Thanksgiving!


PHOTO COURTESY
OF LARRY ALLAN


Sharky's lease finally a done deal


New terms extend the
lease out more than 40
years and boost the base
rent but cut the city's per-
centage.
BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR

Venice City Council agreed to
a new lease with owners of
Sharky's on the Pier Tuesday. The
agreement puts to rest a lawsuit
filed by the city against The Pier
Group that was scheduled for a
January trial.


This Thanksgiving is unlike
any other for Jackie Grubbs and
her husband, Mark: They are
both thankful Jackie is alive.
There was a time when they did-
n't know if she would live to see
Thanksgiving 2008.
On Sept. 8, Jackie received a
liver transplant, which is allow-
ing her to spend Thanksgiving
with friends and family and to
face the future with hope.
"I'm thankful for a new life,"
she said. "I thank God for the
family that donated this liver to
me. It's phenomenal when you
don't have a functioning liver
and you're looking death in the
face then you have life again."
The cause
Jackie's health issues began
three years ago when she had
gall bladder surgery in Key West.
During the procedure, the sur-
geon nicked her liver.
"I didn't have money and that
doctor didn't treat me very nice,"
she said. "The nurse on duty was
a friend of mine, and she told me
to get myself to another doctor."
Because of the surgery, Jackie
got her first case of peritonitis,
an inflammation of the thin
membrane that lines the ab-
dominal wall and covers most of
the organs in the body. She
headed to Canada, where she is
originally from, to see a new
doctor.
Doctors there also found that
Jackie's spleen and pancreas
were swollen. She had pleurisy
and her lungs collapsed, too.
She recovered from those
things and was OK for a while,
but then she suffered her second
bout of peritonitis and spent a
week in the hospital. Another
relapse followed, and when she
returned to the hospital, a biop-
sy of her liver was performed.
"They told me my liver was
shot," she said. "That was in 2006."


Moore


Martin


The city sued The Pier Group
in 2006 to determine the validity
of a lease entered into in 2000
that had blanks where the rent
amount was supposed to be as
well as where the rent calcula-
tion was supposed to appear.


The restau-
rant's owners
say the city
agreed to the
blanks be-
cause a future
a lease agree-
ment approv-
ed by council
Anderson on April 25,
2000, wasn't
going to take effect until a certifi-
cate of occupancy was issued
following a major rebuild and
expansion of the restaurant. But
the expansion never took place.
Mike Pachota, co-owner, said
the dispute actually dates back


to 1996, when the parties could-
n't agree on who was responsible
for a leaky roof connecting the
restaurant and public rest-
rooms. It took four years to iron
that out, he said. Pachota esti-
mates he's paid more than a
quarter-million dollars in attor-
neys' fees since then to renew
the lease.
New deal
The new lease doesn't begin
until the expansion occurs. That
could happen as soon as two
years, or never. In that case, the
lease expires in 2016.
Below are highlights of the


SUN PHOTO BY BROOKY BROWN
Jackie and Mark Grubbs in their home after Jackie's liver transplant. She has become a spokeswoman on behalf
of organ and tissue donation, speaking to support groups about the wait for an organ and the transplant process
when she visits Shands.


Doctors told her that her
recovery from her last bout with
peritonitis would be short term,
so she needed to start looking
into liver transplants. They also
told her that she had hepatitis C
and that there was iron build up
on her liver.
"No one else in my family had
that condition," she said. "It
turned into cirrhosis and my
liver became as hard as a rock."
Though she had never known
she had hepatitis C, she began
checking with three other
friends who had all gotten tat-
toos when they were teens living
in Canada.
"It turns out we all got hepati-
tis C from that," she said.

Please see LIFE, 5A


restated lease agreement:
All blanks within the lease
and expansion agreement are
rectified with clear terms explic-
itly identified.
It's a 30-year lease with two
five-year options.
Base "ground rent" is
increased from its current
$13,454 adjusted every three
years for inflation to $108,000
per year adjusted every year.
The city's percentage of rev-
enues is changed from the cur-
rent 5 percent of gross receipts
in excess of $300,000 to 5 per-

Please see DEAL, 3A

Fewer traffic

tickets, less

county

revenue
BY TERRY O'CONNOR
STAFF WRITER

A drop in traffic tickets has
created a $1 million shortfall in
Sarasota County revenue.
Sarasota County Clerk of
Court Karen Rushing said drivers
are slowing down in the sluggish
economy, which means less
money for court and state ser-
vices funded from traffic citation
revenues. At the present pace,
motorists will pay $1.08 million
less in Sarasota County traffic
tickets this year.
"We are estimating between a
20-percent and 21-percent de-
cline," Rushing said.
The trend is not altogether
new, Rushing said.
"I noticed the decline in filing
tickets last year and wondered if
there was a change and this
trend would continue," Rushing
said. "We have known the vol-
ume of revenue was dropping
and have been reporting it at a
statewide level."
Rushing said 68,714 traffic
citations were written in Sara-
sota County in 2007, resulting in
$6,456,755 in revenue. The aver-

Please see LESS, 3A


Kettle drumming


SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.com
Jackie Grubbs surrounded by her medications before she received a liver
transplant. She said she has almost as many medications now, but the
doctors keep lowering the doses of her current medications.


Thanksgiving meals are available to all in the area


STAFF REPORT


Don't want to make a turkey
dinner for yourself? There are at
least three local options for a
free Thanksgiving meal:
Thanksgiving meals will be
served at The Salvation Army of
Venice, 1051 Albee Farm Road,
Venice, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Donations are welcome but nei-
ther required nor expected.
To request a meal to be deliv-
ered, call the Salvation Army,
484-6227, no later than today
(Wednesday). Leave the name of
the person needing the meal,


the number of meals needed,
their address and phone num-
ber. Meals will be delivered
between 11 a.m. and noon.
Trinity Presbyterian Church
has a Thanksgiving dinner with
all the trimmings, noon-3 p.m.
The dinner is free and is open to
residents of Venice, Nokomis
and Laurel, along with members
of Trinity Presbyterian Church,
4365 State Road 776 (between
Jacaranda Boulevard and U.S. 41
in Venice). Reservations are
required and can be made by
calling 493-0018. Visit www.trin
itypc.org.


The North Key Shell, 1166
South Tamiami Trail, Osprey, will
give free take-out turkey dinners
from noon to 2 p.m. on
Thanksgiving Day.
Offices closed
Venice City Hall will be closed
Thursday and Friday. Garbage,
recycling and yard waste will not
be collected on Thanksgiving
Day. It will be collected as usual
on Friday.
All Sarasota County Gov-
ernment offices, including li-
braries, the history center and
recreation centers, will be closed


Thursday and Friday.
Libraries will be open Satur-
day and other county offices will
reopen Monday.
Bus service will not be offered
by Sarasota County Area Transit
on Thursday; however, full ser-
vice will resume on Friday.
Residents who live in unin-
corporated areas of the county
will not have yard waste, recy-
clables or garbage collection
Thursday. For residents whose
regular collection day is Thurs-
day, yard waste, recyclables and

Please see MEALS, 3A


SUN PHOTO BY KIM COOL
Salvation Army of Venice Advisory
Board members Martha Jarrett and
David Farley check out the kettles
that will be placed throughout the
community beginning today, Nov.
26. The annual kettle drive raises
money for Salvation Army programs
to help people in the Venice area.


Good morning,
Gondolier Sun
subscriber,
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PHOTO COURTESY OF VENICE ARCHIVES
Venice Gondolier Editor Pete Conover at his
typewriter, 1954. For more about this and other
historical materials, visit Venice Archives and
Area Historical Collection at 351 S. Nassau St.,
across from West Blalock Park. The mission of
Venice Archives is to collect and preserve histor-
ical and archaeological material relating to Venice
and the communities of Nokomis, Laurel and
Osprey, whose histories have been interwoven
from 1867 to the present. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Monday and Wednesday. Call 486-2487 for more
information.


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FROM SARASOTA COUNTY
HEALTH DEPARTMENT


Public health officials urge residents who
have not yet received a flu shot to get one now.
Flu shots that protect against three strains of
this year's regular seasonal flu are still available
throughout Sarasota County.
Clinics are offering flu shots while vaccine
supplies last. The cost of a flu shot is between
$25 and $30. Pneumonia vaccine is $45. Cash
and checks are accepted. If you have Medicare
B, bring a copy of your card with you.
You can get flu shots locally at the Nokomis
Walk-In Clinic, 621-623 Tamiami Trail, Nokomis,
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m.-5
p.m., Wednesday 8 a.m.-noon.
Call 861-2800 or visit www.sarasotahealth.org
for a schedule of other flu shot clinics. The hear-
ing-impaired can call the TDD line at 861-1833.
There will be a specially scheduled public flu-
shot clinic 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at
the Venice Community Center, 326 S. Nokomis
Ave., Venice.


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POLICE BEAT


FHP increases
holiday patrols
Because Thanksgiving always
produces a high volume of traf-
fic, the Florida Highway Patrol
will increase its presence during
the upcoming five-day holiday
period.
FHP reminds motorists of the
following safety precautions:
Florida's Move Over Law
requires motorists to move over


when a patrol car, emergency
vehicle, tow truck or wrecker is
stopped on the side of the road
with lights flashing. If unable to
move over safely, motorists must
slow down while maintaining a
safe speed.
Use their cellular telephones
safely.
Call *FHP (*347) to report
drunken or aggressive drivers.
Motorists can also use this num-


ber if their vehicle breaks down or
they need assistance. Motorists
needing immediate emergency
services should dial 9-1-1.
Anyone with a valid Florida
driver license or identification
card is urged to go online to
flhsmv.gov and enter their emer-
gency contact information. This
gives law enforcement immedi-
ate access to this information in
case of an emergency, which


makes it easier for them to con-
tact a family member or friend.
Venice Police
Department arrests
Kendra L. Neace, 24, 1200
block Lucaya Ave., Venice. Charge:
driving while license suspended,
canceled or revoked. Bond: $250.
Dyango Vergara, 22, 5300
block Wilson St., Venice. Charge:
out-of-county warrant (grand


theft). Bond: none.
Justina Mitchell, 28, 200
block Hourglass Drive, Venice.
Charge: contempt (no motor
vehicle registration, DUI with
property damage). Bond: $5,000.
Christopher Georg Miso-
doulakis, 30, 200 block Sun-
nyside Drive, Venice. Charges:
possession of cannabis (less
than 20 grams), possession of
drug paraphernalia. Bond: $240.


DEAL from Page 1 A


LESS from Page lA


cent of gross receipts in
excess of $2.2 million.
The Pier Group is ob-
ligated to expand the rest-
aurant, obtaining approval
for permits within 48
months from the effective
date of the lease, then
completing the restaurant
expansion within another
24 months.
Seating capacity is
limited to between 350 to
400 people.
The Pier Group agreed
to reimburse the city for
one-half of the costs of the
recently completed park-
ing lot, stormwater facili-
ties and festival grounds to
the south of the pier in the
amount of $615,000.
Sharky's has exclusive
right to food sales for 10
years.
Applause
Anticipating a replay of
an October council meet-
ing when numerous resi-
dents showed up to
protest the new lease, call-
ing it a "sweetheart deal,"
Mayor Ed Martin remind-
ed the audience of about
100 people at Tuesday's
meeting that the restated
lease brings the rents up to
market rate while limiting
seating at the establish-
ment.
"Some people perceive
that we can negotiate a
better deal. Well, we can't,"
said City Attorney Bob An-
derson. "We're restrained
by the original 1986 lease
and the 2000 future lease
agreement approved by
council. This really is the
last opportunity to resolve
this short of trial. We
reached what we believe is
the best settlement on
behalf of the city."
This time the over-
whelming testimony was
in favor of the settlement.
Something he learned
while working for four
presidents, said Authur
Kalinko, is this: "If you
have something success-
ful, you sure better stick
with it. You've got some-
thing that is very success-
ful (in Sharky's). They
know what they are doing.
Resolve the differences,
but get on with it."
Ken Modzelewski, CEO
of the South County
Family YMCA, applauded
owners Mike Pachota and
Greg Novak for contribu-
tions to the city.
"I can (attest) to (all) the
times that Sharky's con-
tributed to the YMCA," he
said. "When you talk about
public benefits, it's much
more than just the rents
we're talking about. It's
much more than the
microcosm of what's in the
lease."
Judy Wilcox, executive
director of Habitat for
Humanity of South Sara-
sota County, pointed out
that Sharky's sponsored
Habitat buildings last year
that provided homes for
four families.
Justin Pachota, 28, son



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of Mike Pachota, testified
in response to a number of
residents who said they
were concerned The Pier
Group could transfer the
lease to another commer-
cial entity.
"We have intentions of
keeping it in the family ...
a locally run family busi-
ness ... for the length of
that lease," he said. "Let's
keep this a Venice land-
mark, and keep it in the
city."
Sharky's on the Pier
opened in 1986, turning a
hot dog stand and bait
shack into a 40-seat bar
and restaurant at the
entrance to the Venice
Fishing Pier.
Council votes
City council voted
unanimously to approve
the lease.
"I was probably one of
the most vocal dissenters


of the 2000 agreement,"
said Council Member John
Moore.
"It was revenue neutral
- there was never going to
be any cost of living
(increase). (I) was con-
cerned with the size of the
property and they were
negotiating to try and
build on property where
(we anticipate building) a
pavilion. There was noth-
ing to control the seating
capacity. All that is now
addressed in this restated
agreement."
"Both sides have made
concessions to ... keep
from going to litigation,"
said Martin.
"It's touching to see the
whole community come
out and support us like
this," said Justin Pachota.
"It gives new meaning to
Thanksgiving this year."
ggiles@
venicegondolier.com


age monthly number of
traffic citations in 2007
came to 5,726. The average
ticket cost a motorist
$93.97.


Money from traffic tick-
ets funds the Sarasota
County Clerk of Court's
operations and a variety of
other state justice-related


TRAFFIC CITATION SLOWDOWN
Year Tickets Revenue Average cost
2007 68,714 $6,456,755 $93.97
2008* 46,496 $4,477153 $96.29
(* Through October)
Source: Sarasota County Clerk of Court Karen Rushing


Through October this
year, however, the long
arm of Sarasota County
law managed to write just
46,496 traffic citations,
good for $4,477,153 in rev-
enue. The monthly aver-
age number of traffic cita-
tions came to 4,650, or 19
percent fewer tickets each
month than a year ago.
The average ticket through
the first 10 months cost
$96.29, or 2.5 percent
more than a year ago.


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Holiday Parade
Saturday, Nov 29, 7-9pm
Parade route: W. Venice Ave. from The
Esplanade to Nokomis, then on to the
Community Center

Christmas Walk
Thursday, Dec 4, 5:30-8pm
Stroll the Avenues Downtown and enjoy
the Christmas Spirit! Entertainment, Free
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Holiday Boat Parade
Saturday, Dec 6, 6-8pm


Third Thursday Stroll
Thursday, Dec 18, 5:30-8pm
Stroll the Avenues Downtown -music and
entertainment on all the avenues.

Friday Night Live
Friday, Dec 19, 6-10pm
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matters such as courts,
judges, prisons and Junior
Achievement.
Losing contact
The revenue shortfall
from fewer tickets will be
at least partially filled by
the higher fine levels effec-
tive Oct. 1.
For example, speeders
who top the legal limit by
more than 50 mph will
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Do it again and you'll
pay $2,573 and lose your
license for a year. A driver
reckless enough to be
caught a third time will
lose his license for a dec-
ade and pay a minimum
fine of $5,733.
Another scary-high fine
involves motorcycles or
mopeds popping wheelies
or otherwise losing con-
tact with the ground. A
first offense will cost
$1,133. A second will cost a
motorcyclist his license
and $2,633. Going for the
trifecta means the loss of
license for 10 years and a
minimum fine of $5,733.
Not all tickets are so
pricey. Passing a school
bus illegally on the street
side will cost $179. Passing
on the enter-exit side
means a required court
appearance.
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4A SUN NEWSPAPERS


D. Richard Ensor
D. Richard Ensor, age 69,
passed away on Sunday,
Nov. 23, 2008, at his home
in Englewood, Fla.
Born a citizen of the
United Kingdom to Dr. and
Mrs. Gordon Ensor of
Croydon, Surrey, England,
he studied at Whitgift
School, Croydon and
Ashridge College. He
attended Harvard Business
School in 1979 and became
a U.S. citizen in 1984.
He began his career with
James Pascall (Cadbury
Ltd.) and subsequently
joined Gillette Industries
before joining, in 1964,
the leading Swiss aromat-
ic chemicals company,
Firmenich, based in Lon-
don. In 1976, he trans-
ferred to the American
subsidiary in Princeton,
N.J., as vice president,
Flavor Division. Later, in
1986, he took the appoint-
ment of corporate vice
president of global flavors
at the Swiss headquarters
in Geneva, Switzerland. In
1992, Richard returned to
the U.S. headquarters and
held the position of vice
president of international
business development.
Here he used his interna-
tional business experience
and long-standing cus-
tomer relations to link the
global operations of the
company more efficiently


with key global business
units and client partner-
ships. Five years prior to
retirement,
Richard
moved to
Toronto as
president
and general
A manager of
Firmenich
of Canada.
He retired
Ensor to Florida in
2002 after a
career spanning 38 years
with Firmenich. Richard
also continued consult-
ing activities after retire-
ment and served on
the Strategic Alliance
Advisory Board of David
Michael and Company,
Philadelphia, Pa.
Richard led a full and
active retirement life filled
with many of life's plea-
sures. He was an avid
golfer and a prolific writer
of beautiful prose and
poetry. He loved classical
music. His British garden-
ing skills are viewed and
enjoyed by many on the
Boca Royale golf course.
After 38 years' experience
in an industry of flavors
and fragrances, he devel-
oped a superb sense of
gustation and olfaction.
This talent transcended
into much research and
wine collecting, and inti-
mate, educational wine


tasting and dinners for
many family, friends and
colleagues. Richard was
a generous, kindhearted
man, of keen intellect who
had a positive outlook on
life always. His generosity
extended beyond his fam-
ily to community service,
where he served as a
Healthcare Volunteer of
Venice volunteer in the
emergency room ofVenice
Regional Medical Center.
Patients were always greet-
ed by his warm and com-
passionate personality.
Richard is survived by his
beloved wife, Bemadine; a
son, Ross, of Omaha, Neb.; a
brother, David Ensor of
Budleigh Salterton, Devon,
England, and a sister,
Elisabeth Pylypiak of Exeter,
Devon. In addition, he
leaves behind an extended
family of sisters-in-law and
brothers-in-law: Mary
Gramata and husband,
Joseph, Pottstown, Pa.,
Anna Grusetskie, Sugarloaf,
Pa., Nicholas Goydish II and
wife, Rosemarie, Freehold,
N.J., Bernard L Goydish
Sr. and dear friend Anne
Byron, Princeton, N.J.; and
many admiring nieces and
nephews. Richard Ensor
was a gentleman of the
highest order and will be
greatly missed.
Services: Funeral
arrangements are private.
Farley Funeral Home,


Venice, is handling the
arrangements. To send
condolences, visit www.
farleyfuneralhome.com.
Contributions: Richard
requested that you cele-
brate and honor his life by
making contributions to
Healthcare Volunteers of
Venice, Venice Regional
Medical Center, 540 The
Rialto, Venice, FL 34285;
The Winston Churchill
Memorial Library,
Westminister College,
Fulton, MO 65251; or
TideWell Hospice and
Palliative Care, 5955 Rand
Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.

Roger K. James
Roger K. James, 76,
born in Chautauqua, N.Y.,
and a longtime resident of
Venice, Fla., died Monday,
Nov. 17 2008.
Survivors include his
wife Pat of 55 years; four
children, Roger A. (Mary)
of South Carolina, Debbie
(Kyle) of Georgia, John
(Tami) of Florida and Dale
(Kathy) of Florida; five
grandchildren; one step-
child; two great-grand-
children; two brothers,
Clifford (Kay) of Florida
and Kenneth (Bonnie) of
New York; and one sister,
Barbara (Marlin) of New
York.
Services: A memorial ser-
vice was held Nov. 22, at
Church of the Good


Shepherd.
Contributions: Memorial
donations may be made to
TideWell Hospice and
Palliative Care of Venice.


OBITUARIES


Sam L. Rizzo
Sam Rizzo, 79, Venice,
Fla., formerly of Chicago,
Ill., died Monday, Nov. 24, Recycle this newspaper.
2008, at Bayfront Medical
Center In St Petersburg
Fla.
He was born May 19, In Memory of our dear Uncle
1929. Sam was raised D. RICHARD ENSOR
S and schooled in
Chicago, Ill. He We honor your life as an
was a Purple extraordinary man. Privileged
Heart veteran of we were to share your kindness,
the Korean War. generosity, integrity and


Sam was a past post
commander and past
county commander of
the VFW in Dundee, Ill.
He was the exalted ruler
of Englewood Elks 2378
in 2000.
Sam is survived by his
wife of 55 years, Shirley;
daughter Janet Rizzo of
Venice; granddaughters
Melissa Maynard of
Houston, Texas, and Stacy
Maynard of Nashville,
Tenn.; great-grandson
Dylan Strickland; and
many loving family mem-
bers. He will be greatly
missed. Sam was prede-
ceased by his son, John.
Services: A memorial
gathering will be held at
Lemon Bay Funeral Home
in Venice at 11 a.m. on


example. lour love, affection
and humor touched our lives.
You left us with the joys of
family Christmas in our hearts
and everlasting fond memories.
Uncle Richard,
we will remember you
always in our prayers.

Barbara and David Pressman *
Bernadine, Anthony and Drew
Kopicki Dennis, Carolyn,
Mathew and Kevin Gramata *
David and AnnMarie Gramata *
Bernard Marc Goydish *
Bernadette Goydish, Holly
Johnson, Brandon Fink *
Christine, Ed, Michael, Mark and
Thomas Wolinski Nicole, Jim,
Jessica, Nicholas and Courtney
Geary Nicholas Goydish III and
Nancy, Angela, Nicholas IV *
Michael, Ryan, and Michael
Goydish Lisa, Steve and Joseph
Belli and Erica Ashley Petillo *
Joseph, Kim, Quinn, Evan Nicole
and Joseph Goydish Sonia,
John, Anna, Caitlin and Thomas
Clancy Maria Pylypiak.


LEGAL NOTICES


16 NOTICE OF ACTION

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

TO: ALL Persons or entities
having or claiming to have any
right, title, or interest in the fol-
lowing property:

One 2002 Saturn
VIN: 1G8ZK52732Z209475

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that the Sarasota County Sher-
iff's Office seized the described
property on JULY 11, 2008 in
Sarasota County, Florida. A
forfeiture complaint has been
filed in the Circuit Court, Twelfth
Judicial Circuit, in and for Sara-
sota County, Florida, being
Case No. 2008-CA-13393-
NC, for the purpose of obtain-
ing a final order of forfeiture as
to the above described proper-
ty upon producing due proof
that same was used in violation
of Florida laws dealing with con-
traband, pursuant to the Florida
Contraband Forfeiture Act, Sec-
tions 932.701-707, Florida
Statutes.

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

PUBLISH:
November 26, 2008
December 3, 2008


18 NOTICE OF ADMIN.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR THE TWELFTH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
SANDRA A. BECK,
Deceased.

File No. 2008-CP-017460-
NC

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Ancillary Summary
Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:

You are hereby notified that an
Order of Ancillary Summary
Administration has been
entered in the estate of SAN-
DRA A. BECK, deceased, File
Number 2008-CP-17460-
NC; by the Circuit Court for
Sarasota County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division; the address of
which is 2000 Main Street,
Sarasota, Florida 34236;
that the decedent's date of
death was September 3,
2007; that the total value of
the estate is $8,600.00 and
that the names and addresses
of those to whom it has been
assigned by such order are:

Name/Address
Melvyn W. Beck, Sr.
217 Samp Mortar
Fairfield, CT 06825

Harold S. Beck
62 Rhode Island Ave.
Fairfield, CT 06824

Maryann Tuthill
1157 Success Ave
Stratford, CT 06615

Patrick R. Beck
105 Academy Road
Derby, CT 06418

William Glenn Beck, Jr.
799 Silver Lane
Trumbull, CT 06611

Lisa Erin Zukowski
62 Rhode Island Ave.
Fairfield, CT 06824


18 NOTICE OF ADMIN.


Holly Ann Thresher
13343 West Post Dr
Surprise, AZ 85374

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All
creditors of the estate of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent other
than those for whom provision
for full payment was made in
the Order of Summary Adminis-
tration must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY
OTHER APPLICABLE TIME
PERIOD, 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 26,
2008.

Beneficiaries:
/s/ As stated above
Address: As stated above

Attorney for Beneficiaries:
/s/ James L. Essenson,
Esquire
2071 Main Street
Sarasota, Florida 34237
Phone (941)-954-0303
Florida Bar No 0359033

PUBLISH: November 26,
2008, December 3, 2008


19 NOTICE OF
AUCTION

NOTICE OF
PUBLIC AUCTION
Pursuant to F. S. 713.585(6),
Elsie Title Services, LLC
w/power of attorney will sell the
listed autos to highest bidder
subject to any liens; Net pro-
ceeds deposited with clerk of
court per 713.585; owner/lien-
holders right to a hearing per F.
S. 713.585(6); to post bond
per F. S. 559.917; owner may
redeem vehicle for cash sum of
lien; all auctions held
w/reserve; inspect 1 wk prior
@ lienor facility; cash or
cashier's check; 25% buyer
prem; anyone interested ph
(941) 486-0800.
sale date: 12/15/2008 @
9:00 am @ 213 US 41
Bypass S, Venice 34285-
4744. storage @ $26.75
per day inc tax;
CPUR M1 lien amt $239.56
1989 Cadi Allante 2D, Whi,
1G6VR3185KU100482
lienor; Clark's Pure Service,
213 US 41 Bypass S,
Venice,, FL 34285-4744
Reg #: MV-03517, (941)
488-7662
PUBLISH: November 26,
2008

20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROSE M. HORTON
Deceased.

File No. 2008-CP-15567-SC
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of ROSE M. HORTON,
deceased, whose date of death
was JULY 29, 2008, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for
SARASOTA County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address
of which is P.O. Box 3079,
Sarasota, Florida 34230-
3079. The names and
addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal
representative's attorney are


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

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 BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is NOVEMBER 26,
2008.
Personal Representative:
RICHARD PALUMBO
16 Round Top Road
Bernardsville, New Jersey
07924

Attorney for
Personal Representative:
Dennis J. Tracy, Esq.
Attorney for
Richard Palumbo
Florida Bar No. 176558
Dulmer & Tracy, Chartered
229 Pensacola Road
Venice, Florida 34285
Telephone: (941)-485-7761
Fax: (941)-488-9482
PUBLISH: Novermber 26, 2008
& December 3, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF,
JUNE D. HORTON,
Deceased
File No. 2008-CP-018103-NC
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of JUNE D. HORTON,
deceased, whose date of death
was September 25, 2008; is
pending in the Circuit Court for
SARASOTA County Probate
Division, File Number 2008-
CP-018103-NC 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 deedcent
and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent, or unliq-
uidated claims, and who have
been served a copy of this
notice must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE 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, including
unmatured, contingent or unliq
updated claims, 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
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO 2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this Notice is NOVEMBER 19,
2008.
Personal Representative:
REBECCA J. MORGAN
3311 Fuller St.
Sarasota, FL 34231


20 NOTICETO
CREDITORS

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
PAUL A. MORAN, ESQ.
PAUL A. MORAN, P.A.,
Attorney
Florida tar No. 320137
46 N. Washington Blvd
Suite 25A
Sarasota, FL 34236
Telephone: (941)-955-
Publish: November 19, 26,
20080.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
AND FOR SARASOTA COUN-
TY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROBERT E. MANNING,
Deceased.
File No. 2008-CP-15407-NC
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
ROBERT E. MANNING,
deceased, whose date of death
was May 18, 2007, is pending in
the Circuit Court for SARASOTA
County, Florida, Probate Division,
File Number 2008-CP-15407-
NC; the address of which is
P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota, FL
34230-3079. The names and
addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's
estate including unmatured, con-
tingent, or unliquidated claims,
and who have been served a copy
of this notice must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
(30) DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate including unmatured, con-
tingent, or unliquidated claims,
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
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 26, 2008
Personal Representative:
NORMAJANE MANNING
5450 Malamin Road
North Port, FL 34287
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
George R. McLain, Chartered
Florida Bar No. 115510
1800 Second Street, Suite
717
Sarasota, Florida 34236
Telephone: (941)-365-4174
PUBLISH: November 26,
December 3, 2008


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
ALMA E. WRIGHT died Octo-
ber 31, 2008, a resident of
Sarasota County, the State of
Florida. She was the Grantor of
the Alma E. Wright Living
Revocable Trust under
Agreement dated Septem-
ber 30, 2008. The name and
address of the Trustee(s) of
said Trust and the attorney for
the Trustee(s) are set forth
below.
All creditors of said decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against said
decedent, which person or per-
sons seek to recover from
Trust, and on whom a copy of
this Notice is served within
three months after the date of
the first publication of this
Notice, must serve their written
statement of claim with the
Trustee WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims
or demands against said dece-
dent and the decedent's Trust
must serve their claims and
demands with the Trustee
WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
Florida Statute 737.3057
requires the claim or demand to
be served on the Trustee by
any form of mail requiring a
signed receipt.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is November
26, 2008.
REBECCA WRIGHT, Trustee
10123 Beckley Circle
Venice, Florida 34292
ROBERT L. WILLIAMS
Attorney for Trustee
Florida Bar No. 0088382
209 South Nassau Street
Suite 101
Venice, FL 34285
Phone: 941-488-8887
PUBLISH: NOVEMBER 26,
DECEMBER 3, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LOUIS P. RICCIARDELLI,
JR.,
Deceased.
File No. 2008-CP-018115-
NC
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of LOUIS P. RICCIARDELLI,
JR., deceased, whose date of
death was October 19, 2008,
File Number 2008-CP-
018115-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
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 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


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is November
19, 2008.
Personal Representative:
SYLVIA REITER
5334 Crestlake Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34233
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 19,
26, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE; ESTATE OF
ROBERT DOUGLAS SIEG,
Deceased.
File No. 2008-CP- 17652-
SC
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of ROBERT DOUGLAS SIEG,
deceased, whose date of death
was MAY 11, 2008, and
whose social security number
is XXX-XX-0508, 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 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE FO A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons who
have claims or demands
against the decedent's estate,
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST 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 DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is November
26, 2008.
Personal Representative:
DOUGLAS A. SIEG
1053 White Oak Road
Cincinnati, OH 45245
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Boone, Boone, Boone, Koda
& Frook, P.A.
P.O. Box 1596
1001 Avenida Del Circo
Venice, FL 34284
(941) 488-6716
STEPHEN K. BOONE, ESQ.
Florida Bar No. 0371068
PUBLISH: November 26,
December 3, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOHN W. STRANGE, JR.
Deceased.

File No. 2008-CP-18300-SC
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of JOHN W. STRANGE, JR.,
deceased, whose date of death
was SEPTEMBER 18, 2008,
is pending in the Circuit Court
for SARASOTA County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

of which is P.O. Box 3079,
Sarasota, Florida 34230-
3079. The names and
addresses of the personal rep-
resentativ he 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 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 BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is NOVEMBER 26,
2008.

Personal Representative:
JOHN W. STRANGE, III
3205 Rolling Creek Drive
New Albany, Indiana 47150

Attorney for
Personal Representative:
Dennis J. Tracy, Esq.
Attorney forJohn W.
Strange, III
Florida Bar No. 176558
Dulmer & Tracy, Chartered
229 Pensacola Road
Venice, Florida 34285
Telephone: (941)-485-7761
Fax: (941)-488-9482
PUBLISH: November 26,
December 3, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
NOWRY 0. WILCOX,
Deceased.
File No: 2008-CP-17879-
NC
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate
of NOWRY 0. WILCOX,
deceased, File No. 2008 CP
17879 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 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, including
unmatured contingent or unliq-
uidated 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
THIRTY 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, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidat-
ed claims, must file their claims
with this bourt WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS
NOVEMBER 19, 2008.
Personal Representative:
Donald B. DeWitt
Post Office Box 1111


20 NOTICETO
CREDITORS

Englewood, FL 34295
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Robert A. Dickinson
FL Bar No. 161468
460 S. Indiana Ave.
Englewood, FL 34223
(941) 474-7600
PUBLISH: November 19,
26, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT
FOR SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
EVAMARIA WILLIAMS,
A/K/A EVA MARIE
WILLIAMS,
A/K/A EVA WILLIAMS,
Deceased.
File No. 08-CP-17249- SC
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of EVAMARIA WILLIAMS
A/K/A EVA MARIE
WILLIAMS A/K/A EVA
WILLIAMS, deceased, whose
date of death was NOVEMBER
3, 2008, and whose social
security number is XXX-XX-
XXXX, is pending in the Circuit
Court for SARASOTA County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is P.O. Box
3079, Sarasota, Florida
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 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
T H E M
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 PUBLI-
CATION 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 DECENDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice is Novem-
ber 26, 2008
Personal Representative:
Louise C. Clapp
c/o Murray Kanetsky, Esq.
P.O. Box 1767
Venice, FL 34284-1767
Attorneys for Personal
Representative
KANETSKY, MOORE &
DeBOER, PA., Attorneys at
Law
227 S. Nokomis Ave.
P. 0. Box 1767
Venice, FL 34284-1767
Telephone: (941) 485-1571
Florida Bar No. 041192
PUBLISH: November 26,
December 3, 2008



38 OTHER NOTICES

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LEGAL NOTICE,
CALL CAROL
(941)-207-1206
cmozik@
venicegondolier.co
m
(at the Venice
Office)
fax (941)-485-3036


WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26, 2008


Friday, Nov. 28.
Contributions: In lieu of
flowers, memorial dona-
tions may be made to your
charity of choice.





WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26, 2008


LIFE from Page 1A


Today, she has some strong advice for
anyone considering getting a tattoo.
"Know where you are going. Make sure
the needles are in sterilized packages.
Make sure they aren't using used ink.
Watch them put new ink in," she said.
"My tattoo was before sterilized needles.
We all used the same needle."
The search
Following the doctor's advice, Jackie
began researching liver transplants. She
started with the Mayo Clinic and worked
with it for five months before it denied
her.
"I think they denied me because they
are a private hospital and I didn't fit in
socioeconomically," she said.
Frustrated because she'd used up five
months of her life with Mayo, she turned
to Shands at the University of Florida.
Shands is a private, not-for-profit teach-
ing hospital.
"I had heard a lot of good things about
Shands," Jackie said. 'All of my records
were transferred there."
The Shands medical team put her
through a rigorous process before putting
her on the transplant list. It involved
much more than the required medical
evaluations and tests.
The first order of business was kicking
the marijuana habit she had picked up
when a friend suggested she use it to
increase her appetite.
"I worked with Norman at Home
DeTox in Venice to kick that habit," she
said.
Shands also required her to attend a
nicotine-and-alcohol-abstinence work-
shop.
She was then accepted by Shands and
put on a six-month probationary trans-
plant list. During this time Shands con-
ducted random drug and alcohol tests.
Jackie passed them all as her health con-
tinued to deteriorate.
"The last three months of that six
months was really tough," she said. "I was
getting worse and worse."
Jackie was moved to the active trans-
plant list on Sept. 4, and received her new
liver on Sept. 8.
"I received what is known as a high-
risk liver," she said. "It could have come
from a prison inmate, a drug user or a
prostitute."
Jackie said her doctor told her that
after doing transplants for 15 years, he
had only had one high-risk organ mess
someone up.
"He recommended that I go for it," she
said.
Post surgery
Surgery went well, as did the first few
hours afterward.
"Her new liver was functioning as it
should, and she was off the ventilator in
just six hours after surgery," Mark said.
"She made it almost 24 hours before her
kidneys and lungs started to shut down.
Jackie was put back on the ventilator
for five or six days and a feeding tube was
inserted.
"There were nine pumps in her room


- one was for food and the others were
for medications," Mark said. "I've never
seen so much plumbing around a hospi-
tal."
Jackie spent 11 days in intensive care.
"We can't say enough good things
about Shands," Mark said.
"The doctors were wonderful," Jackie
said. "They all carried my stats around in
their pockets."
Once she was transferred from inten-
sive care, her recovery went more
smoothly and Jackie eventually returned
home. But before the hospital released
her, Mark and Jackie had to pass a test on
medications and first aid.
"I studied real hard for that," Mark
said.
Recovery
Recovery has been and continues to be
a tough road for Jackie.
"I have to take pain killers first thing
each morning before I can even move,"
she said. "Yet five days after I got home
from the hospital, I was in Mark's sister's
wedding."
There have also been some unexpect-
ed changes she's had to get used to like
changes in her sense of taste.
"I used to eat ajar of pickles a day. Now
I don't touch them. They make me sick,"
she said. "I used to love salt; now I com-
plain that there is too much salt in salad
dressing."
Her appetite still hasn't returned to
normal and she no longer craves candy.
Jackie weighs herself and takes her
temperature and blood pressure twice
each day. She has to get blood drawn
twice a week.
"Just going to the dentist is a big deal
because I have to go on antibiotics prior
to any dental visit," she said. "I'm a big,
giant vat for infection."
Pets are another matter. Jackie can't go
to pet stores or pet areas, though she has
two birds and her beloved rotweiller, Jade,
in her home. Mark has to care for the
birds and their cage has to be squeaky
clean. Jackie can't handle the birds at all.
Though Jade is always close by Jackie's
side, the dog must receive frequent baths
and visit the veterinarian often.
The Shands medical team will keep an
eye on Jackie for the rest of her life, but
eventually the doctors will see her only
once a year as long as there are no prob-
lems.
Still, that seems a long way off. Since
about two weeks after her surgery, she
has returned to Shands every two to three
weeks.
"They don't understand why my body
isn't accepting the medications," she said.
"This isn't normal."
Financial need
Everyone knows that surgery is expen-
sive especially big ones like transplants
- but many don't think of all of the other
costs, such as food and motels, that are
incurred while a patient is working with
hospitals to be accepted into a transplant
program. Then of course, there is the
ever-present cost of gas, which while
lower now, was at its peak when Jackie
and Mark were making trips to the Mayo


Clinic and Shands.
While insurance covered the trans-
plant, sometimes it pays for her medica-
tions and sometimes it doesn't and it cer-
tainly never pays for incidentals. And, of
course, it doesn't cover Mark's lost wages
or the household bills that continue to
accumulate.
In the beginning, the Grubbses were
estimating they were in debt $40,000 to
$50,000, but that was before the trips
back and forth to Shands every few
weeks. And because her medications
keep changing, that is more expensive as
well.
A fundraising campaign has been
established with the National Transplant
Assistance Fund for Jackie's uninsured
medical expenses. NTAF is a nonprofit
organization that has been assisting the
transplant community for 25 years.
"We work with people doing the
fundraising for these patients," said Judy
MacGregor, manager of NTAF's patient
services department. "The money comes
to us and we administer those funds.
Because we are a nonprofit, the dona-
tions are tax deductible and go for the
purpose intended."
A tax-deductible donation can be
made in Jackie's behalf by sending a
check payable to NTAF Southeast Liver
Transplant Fund with a note in the memo
section that states: In honor of Jackie
Grubbs. It can be mailed to NTAF, 150
North Radnor Chester Road, Suite F-120,
Radnor, PA. 19087. Credit-card contribu-
tions can be made by calling (800) 642-
8399 or by visiting transplantfund.org. If


you go to the Web site, Jackie has a page
there where you can make your contribu-
tion and e-mail her information to your
friends.
"Patients will have expenses for the
rest of their lives," MacGregor said. "The
medications are life-long and very expen-
sive as are the trips for testing."
Jackie's future
Medically, the big question in Jackie's
case is whether her body will store iron in
her new liver as it did in her old one. And
of course, there is the more immediate
need to figure out why her body is resis-
tant to the medications she needs.
But those things are merely bumps in
the road to recovery for Jackie. She is
already a speaker for NTAF and organ
donation.
She visits the support groups when
she's at Shands and talks with them about
NTAF, what the wait is like to get on the
transplant list, the surgery and the recov-
ery process.
"I really want to help other transplant
patients," she said. "The anxiety of wait-
ing was killing me. It taught me how
quickly life can go."
As a result of that experience, Jackie
said she has eliminated all negativity
from her life and focuses on the positive.
"I can now do things I couldn't do for
so long," she said, "like drive a car and
visit my family and be in my sister-in-
law's wedding. I didn't think I would get to
do that in a million years before the
surgery."
bbrown@venicegondolier.com


MEALS from Page 1A


garbage will be collected
Friday. For residents
whose regular collection
day is Friday, yard waste,
recyclables and garbage
will be collected Saturday.
Sarasota County's
chemical collection cen-
ters at 8750 Bee Ridge
Road, Sarasota, and 250


South Jackson Road, Ven-
ice, will be closed Thursday
and Friday but will be open
Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4
p.m. The Citizen's Con-
venience Center at 4010
Knights Trail Road, Noko-
mis, will be closed Thurs-
day but will be open Friday
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


The landfill at 4000
Knights Trail Road, Sara-
sota, will closed Thursday
but open Friday. The land-
fill administration offices
will be closed Thursday
and Friday.
For information, call
861-5000 and ask for Solid
Waste Customer Service.


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Up to half of the energy
used in your home goes to
cooling and heating. Mak-
ing smart decisions about
your air conditioning sys-
tem can have a big effect
on your utility bills and
your comfort.
Here are some steps to
increase the efficiency of
your heating and cooling
system.
Change your air filter
regularly. Check the filter
every month, especially
during months of heavy
use. If the filter looks dirty
after a month, change it. At
a minimum, change the
filter every three months. A
dirty filter will slow air flow
and make the system work
harder to keep you cool.
This wastes energy. A clean
filter will also prevent dust
and dirt from building up
in the system and help
prevent expensive mainte-
nance and early system
failure.
Tune up your HVAC
equipment yearly. Just as a
tune-up for your car can
improve your gas mileage,
a yearly tune-up of your
heating and cooling sys-
tem can improve efficien-
cy and comfort.
Install a programma-
ble thermostat. A pro-
grammable thermostat is
ideal for people who are
away from home during
set periods of time
throughout the week.
Through proper use of
preprogrammed settings,
a programmable thermo-
stat can save you about
$180 every year in energy
costs.
Seal your heating and
cooling ducts. Ducts that
move air to and from our
central air conditioning
units are often big energy
wasters. Sealing and insu-
lating ducts can improve
the efficiency of your heat-
ing and cooling system by
as much as 20 percent and
sometimes much more.
Many local utility com-
panies, including Florida
Power & Light, have pro-
grams to assist customers
with costs for such items
as insulation, duct sealing,
equipment change-outs,
etc. FPL representatives
will come to your house
and do a residential energy
survey. After its comple-
tion, they will give you cer-
tificates to use for these
items.
Many air conditioning
companies in our area
participate in the FPL


duct-sealing program. If
you decide to seal the
ductwork yourself, focus
first on sealing ducts that
run through the attic,
crawl space, or garage.
Ductwork is sealed using a
special duct sealant called
mastic or metal-backed
(foil) tape. Both can be
purchased at local home
improvement stores.
Never use duct tape, as it is
not long-lasting. Also,
make sure the connections
at vents and registers are
well-sealed where they
meet the walls and ceiling.
These are common loca-
tions to find leaks and dis-
connected ductwork. A
duct system that is well-
designed and properly
sealed can make your
home more comfortable,
energy efficient and safer.
Consider installing
Energy Star qualified heat-
ing and cooling equip-
ment. If your HVAC equip-
ment is more than 10 years
old or not keeping your
house comfortable, you
should have it looked at by
a professional HVAC con-
tractor. If it's not perform-
ing efficiently or needs
upgrading, consider re-
placing it with a unit that
has earned the Energy Star
label.
Replacing your old
heating and cooling
equipment with Energy
Star-qualified equipment
can cut your annual ener-
gy bill by nearly $200. But
before you invest in a new
HVAC system, make sure
that you have addressed
the big air leaks in your
home and duct system.
Sometimes, these are the
real sources of problems
rather than your HVAC
equipment.
Getting the proper size
and a quality installation is
essential to getting the
most from your new
equipment. When replac-
ing HVAC equipment, big-
ger doesn't always mean
better. If the unit is too
large for your home, you
will be less comfortable
and might actually have
higher utility bills.
Oversized equipment
will operate in short run
cycles, not allowing the
unit to reach efficient op-
eration and remove hu-
midity from the air which
is the most damaging
thing for our hot, humid
climate. Your contractor
should determine the right
size for your HVAC equip-
ment by using ACCA/ANSI
Manual J or an equivalent
sizing-calculation tool that
takes into account specific
information about your
home.
Dennis Stroer, owner of
Calcs Plus, is a certified
HERS rater, a LEED-for-
homes field agent, a
licensed air conditioning
contractor and a certified
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Homeowner seminar
The West Florida Chap-
ter of Community Asso-
ciations Institute is spon-
soring a series of free edu-
cational programs for con-
do and homeowner asso-
ciation members.
These programs are
open to condo and home
owners, board members
and interested public. Par-
ticipants must register.
Seminar 1, Association
Management, will be pre-


sented from 8:30 to 9:30
a.m., and seminar 2, Im-
proving Irrigation Effic-
iency, from 10 to 11 a.m.,
on Thursday, Dec. 11, at
the Venice Community
Center, 326 S. Nokomis
Ave.
Registration is at 8
a.m.
Seating is limited. For
more information and to
register, visit www.cai
westflorida.org or call 927-
1910.


CONTACT US
BOB MUDGE
EDITOR
(941) 207-1000
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Three-peat for VRMC heart program


FROM VENICE REGIONAL
MEDICAL CENTER


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efficiently


diovascular disease outcomes, pro-
cess of care, efficiency and lower
costs."
The study, in its 10th year, found
that the 100 Top Hospitals cardiovas-
cular award winners, as a group, per-
formed 63 percent more bypass
surgeries and 42 percent more
angioplasties than peer hospitals.
This may suggest that performance
of bypass surgery is increasingly per-
formed in centers of excellence.
While the average mortality rate
for cardiovascular patients is very
low (3.4 percent), the mortality rate
for bypass surgery was 26 percent
lower in the 100 Top Hospitals car-
diovascular winners. The award-
winning hospitals demonstrated
higher performance on the evi-
dence-based core measures pub-
lished by the Centers for Medicare
and Medicaid Services and cost
$1,542 less per case, on average.
"Achieving this recognition for
three years in a row is a solid testa-
ment to the quality of Venice
Regional's cardiac program overall,"
said Chief Executive Officer Melody
Trimble. "Only two community hos-
pitals in the state made the list this


Screen


year and only one in Sarasota
County. We are blessed to have a
very talented, compassionate clini-
cal team that excels in all aspects of
cardiac care."
VRMC is a 312-bed community
hospital that has been recognized
for many of its programs, including
cardiac, general surgery and ortho-
pedics. The hospital has 1,000
employees, 240 physicians and
more than 600 active volunteers.
The 100 Top Hospitals study
scored hospitals in key performance
areas: risk-adjusted medical mortal-
ity, risk-adjusted surgical mortality,
risk-adjusted complications, core
measures score, percentage of coro-
nary bypass patients with internal
mammary artery use, procedure
volume, severity-adjusted average
length of stay and wage- and severi-
ty-adjusted average cost.
The measures were calculated for
three classes of hospitals with the
following number of winners in
each: teaching with cardiovascular
residency programs, 30 winners;
teaching without cardiovascular res-
idency programs, 40 winners; and
community, 30 winners.


gems


PHOTO COURTESY OF KATE HEDDINGS
Dr. Jesse Ehrlich and Dr. Nitin Sallapudi, Venice orthodontists, celebrated their fifth annual holiday movie event Saturday,
treating more than 1,600 patients and their families to hot chocolate and doughnuts and then a movie at Frank Theaters.
This year the practice also sponsored a fundraising drive for All Faiths Food Bank, collecting nearly $5,000. The doctors
are celebrating their 27th year in practice in Venice and Englewood.



Self-protection program for kids and adults


ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS


"You can learn self pro-
tection and protective tac-
tics in the real world of self
defense, and then go
home with a tool you can
use," said Vince Utter-
mohlen.
He has opened Con-
stant Motions Protection
& Fitness, 718 West Albee
Road, next to Bentley's Ice
Cream store. Customers
from age 3 to 77 partici-
pate in his fitness program
using an old-style gym
with no fancy machines.
A member of the Na-
tional Security Alliance,
the largest kids' safe and
women's protection orga-
nization, he offers a pro-
gram with training for
safety and well-being of
children.
From Wheeling WVa.,
Uttermohlen has been a
Sarasota County fire
medic for 20 years, with 10
years in Venice. For six
years he has worked off-
duty for Berkoot Inter-
national Protection Agen-
cy in private investigative
services.
A certified protection
specialist and training
director for military and
law enforcement officers,


he teaches a civilian ver-
sion of the training. Call
809-9899.
Noren starts
business
Managing commit-
ments to city council and a
full-time business role
encouraged Venice City
Council Member Vicki
Noren to create her own
business.
"My obligations and
dedication to my con-
stituents and city council
negated me having a full-
time job, but operating my
own company I can fulfill
both successfully," said
Noren.
She has launched
Noren & Associates LLC,
Pine Lake Drive, a consul-
tancy offering services to
home health agencies and
companies.
From Mankato, Minn.,
where she obtained her
bachelor's degree in politi-
cal science and master's in
health services adminis-
tration, she came to Tam-
pa in 1991. Within two
years she was sent to
Venice to work with a trou-
bled home health agency.
She stayed, opening sever-
al similar offices for Med-
icare-certified and pri-
vate-duty agencies operat-
ed by national companies.
Her office hours are 8
a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. Call
321-1113.
Kayaking around
You can see the beauty
of Florida the natural way
with Sarasota Kayak
Tours of Venice.
Owner Fred Lathwood
takes guests through the


mangrove tunnels of Lido
Key, inland waterways of
Oscar Scherer Park and on
a Myakka River cruise
from Snook Haven. Lath-
wood provides all the
equipment for guests ages
6 to 92, taking two-and-a-
half-hour to four-hour
tours using tandem and
single, sit-on-style kayaks
in groups of six.
From Schenectady, N.Y.,
he retired as fire chief after
26 years. Moving to
Pennsylvania for 16 years,
he was fire and security
chief at a refinery before
retiring to Venice in 2001.
Active in the community
with Red Cross disaster
relief, he enjoys singing
with Sarasota Chorus of
the Keys.
"I used to whitewater
canoe in the Adirondacks
and decided to start the
kayaking tours in Sarasota
County," said Lathwood,
whose tours start at 6 a.m.
every day. Call 586-4897.
Luggage-forwarding
service
With airlines pursuing
new revenue by charging
to check luggage, and the
hassle of security lines,
weight restrictions and
surcharges, travelers are
turning to shipping their
luggage.
"Since we offer a na-
tionwide distribution net-
work, it was appropriate to
offer an attractive alterna-
tive called luggage for-
ward," said Jim Rosewell,
owner of the UPS Store,
1435 E. Venice Ave.
Flexible to the needs of
customers, UPS offers
charges comparable to the


airlines, with insurance
and no restrictions on
weight. Luggage is shrink-
wrapped and shipped,
avoiding loss or damage.
For the customer it elimi-
nates waiting at airport
departure and arrival facil-
ities. Call 484-1933.
Realtors move
to Main Street
Thirty-seven associates
of Coldwell Banker Real
Estate in Venice have
moved into their new
offices at 319 W Venice
Ave., formerly the fashion
store Mark, Fore & Strike,
which closed in summer
2007.
Coldwell Banker an-
nounced plans in July to
move Realtors in the Bar-
celona Avenue and South
Venice office at 4240 South
Tamiami Trail to the new
downtown location.
Santa open house
Santa will have an open
house for pets and their
owners on Saturday, Dec.
6, between noon and 6
p.m. at Brandt Veterinary
Clinic, 720 North Tamiami
Trail, Nokomis. Pet photos
with Santa, tours of the
remodeled clinic and
refreshments are included
in the third annual event,
said organizer Diana de
Veer, office manager. Call
485-1555.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Service
and product information in
this column should not be
taken as an endorsement of
the business.


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Venice Regional Medical Center
has been named one of the nation's
100 Top Hospitals for cardiovascular
care by Thomson Reuters.
It's the third consecutive year that
VRMC has been recognized with this
honor. The 2008 winners were
announced Nov. 17 in Modern
Healthcare magazine.
The annual study 2008
Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals:
Cardiovascular Benchmarks for
Success examined the perfor-
mance of 970 hospitals by analyzing
clinical outcomes for patients diag-
nosed with heart failure and heart
attacks and for those who received
coronary bypass surgery and angio-
plasties.
"These hospitals provide enor-
mous value to their communities
because heart disease is still the
nation's No. 1 killer," said Jean
Chenoweth, senior vice president
for performance improvement and
100 Top Hospitals programs of
Thomson Reuters. "They have set
the new national standard for car-





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WEDNESDAY
NOV. 26, 2008


GONDOLIER SUN EDITOR
BOB MUDGE
bmudge@venicegondolier.com


OPINION


OUR VIEW



We need a great deal or no deal


W e've circled these bases before,
and it's getting a little tiring.
Still, there's no good reason
to stop the current round of negotia-
tions with the Baltimore Orioles over a
proposed spring training site in Sara-
sota.
Talk is cheap, at least compared with
the stadium deal that has been
sketched on the drawing board. And
there could be real benefits to continu-
ing the tradition of spring training base-
ball in Sarasota, especially if the plans
include youth baseball and training
facilities that could be put to use year-
round.
But we need to be convinced by
some strong arguments.
Having dropped the ball with the
Cincinnati Reds, then being rejected by
the Boston Red Sox, Sarasota County
and city officials are back at the plate.
Since there are no other teams looking
for a new spring home right now, this


could be the last shot.
A very preliminary proposal calls for
the current Ed Smith Stadium to be torn
town and a new stadium built. A small-
er ballpark would be built on an adja-
cent site, as well as clubhouses for both
parks. Youth baseball fields would be
expanded, possibly for a baseball acad-
emy.
The big issue, naturally, is the rough-
ly $65 million price tag. Of the total:
The city of Sarasota would con-
tribute $5.2 million.
A state grant of $6.8 million pre-
sumably would accompany the Orioles
from their current home in Fort
Lauderdale.
Local business interests would kick
in another $2 million.
Sarasota County would increase its
tourist development tax and contribute
1 cent, which would raise another $46
million, according to estimates.
That would leave another $5 million or


so to be filled by other sources, ideally by
the Orioles. At this stage, discussions
have indicated only that "the team would
fill the gap," said Deputy County Ad-
ministrator Dave Bullock, but there has
been nothing close to a commitment.
This package is more in line with the
high-end Red Sox deal, which called for a
full 1 cent of tourist tax money. By com-
parison, the Reds deal took only a half-
cent.
The problem is that the Orioles may
be in the same economic-impact arena
as the Reds, so it's a stretch to think
they'd be worth another half-cent. But
Virginia Haley of the Sarasota Con-
vention and Visitors Bureau has dis-
cussed with the team possibilities for an
advertising deal on the Orioles sports
network, which includes Baltimore-
Washington, D.C., area basketball, base-
ball and football teams and reaches far
throughout the Mid-Atlantic states.
That, she said, could be a golden oppor-


tunity to promote our region in the
nation's fourth largest media market.
Maybe so. The details will tell a fuller
story, and there are still too few to make
a good judgment. The Orioles have a
long, proud baseball tradition but
haven't been in contention in a long
time, while Boston has been racking up
annual playoff appearances and the
teams' media market numbers are vast-
ly different because of that fact.
Haley and County Commissioner
Nora Patterson will gauge enthusiasm
in the tourism and business communi-
ty. Another impact study will be done.
Specifics will be put on paper.
Commissioner Joe Barbetta recom-
mended a tougher bargaining position
for a less-costly deal involving renova-
tions to the current stadium. That makes
sense and may prove to be more in line
with what the Orioles can offer in return.
We're skeptical about the large-scale
plan, but we'll wait to see the details.


New ideas


BOB VEDDER
PUBLISHER


The city council candi-
dates had many good
ideas during the cam-
paign. They offered up
some thoughts that might
save the city money, or are
at least are worth looking
at.
Most of the candidates
were displeased at the
health benefits council
members get, both the
amount and that they get
it for life after serving six
years. Kit McKeon, for one,
said he was going to pro-
pose a change to that upon
taking office.
Kit thought we should
look at going to one pick-
up day for all waste mate-
rials, as is done in the
county. Emilio Carlesimo
thought it would be worth-
while, as did Kit, to at least
look at combining fire and
EMS service between the
county and city.
Kit also thought it
would be worth doing an
analysis of privatizing
waste collection; it certain-
ly couldn't hurt to look at
that. John Osmulski
thought there was Public
Works Department work,
like grounds maintenance,
that could be bid out, sav-
ing having the huge costs
of benefits that the city
incurs.
There were many sug-
gestions about what I will
call governance. Candi-
dates thought it would be
worth having districts in
the city for representation.
This is a way to bring the
whole city together better.
Kit thought a person
should live in the district
he or she represents while
John didn't. He felt that
would solve the problem
of not having enough
qualified people but still
having representation.
Kit had a couple of
other interesting ideas.
One was to hold some of
city meetings off the island
so people farther out could
get a chance to see how the
city works. He also recom-
mended having more
meetings: On the off week
of the council meeting
they would have work-
shops to discuss issues. He
thought this would make
the real meetings shorter.
He also thought that the


city, not the county, had to
take the initiative to bring
county and city together.
John thought the zon-
ing code was archaic and
in need of serious rework.
He also thought we should
go to the Coast Guard to
get the Circus Bridge on
same opening schedule as
the other bridges, every 20
minutes. He also wanted a
new short-term rental
ordinance now.
He had an unusual idea
to help move the bypass
widening off dead center.
He thought there might be
some city land that could
be sold to help push this
along. Even though this is
a state project, he knows it
is important and been on
the city list for a long time.
John also wanted to see
an agreement between the
city and county for the
Caspersen area for the city
police to patrol it, elimi-
nating the overlap of ser-
vice.
John and Kit thought we
should have a Part 150
noise study to define ex-
actly what the noise prob-
lems are at the airport.
John thought we need to
get on with the repair of
runway 4/22.
By and large this group
of candidates had a lot of
great ideas to improve the
city. Let's hope that some
of these plus many more
get put to use.

By's Crack: I'm anx-
ious to hear about my
friend's Thanksgiving
dinner. He told me that
his wife came home
with 15 pounds of
stuffing and a parakeet.


Ray Ernest sent me a
copy of his bill from
Barbara Ford-Coates for
the decal for his double-
wide mobile home. The
rate is $46.60 for next year,
expiring the end of 2009.
On the bill it offered a deal
for $93.20 for two years,
expiring in "20011."
Ray figured that was a
heck of deal $46.60 for
18,003 years. I assumed it
meant the end of 2011,
which would be three
years. But even for two
years, paying the exact
same amount for the sec-
ond year is not much in-
centive.

My brother, Rich, the
economist, made the Jay
Leno show on the 14th.
Leno had clips of people
who testify before
Congress who don't worry
too much about their hair.
My brother fit in nicely.
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Editor:
After reading one inaccurate comment after another
about Venice City Council being involved in a conspira-
cy with liaisons using code names, it's time to set the
record straight absolutely, unquestionably, accurately
straight.
The entire Snow White episode consisted of a few e-
mails sent between friends. We were all private citizens
and residents ofVenice. None of us held any public office
nor were we on any city board or committee at the time
the e-mails were passed around.
The first e-mail was dated Dec. 15, 2007, at 10:38 a.m.
The last and final e-mail was dated three days later, on
Dec. 18, 2007, at 6:59 p.m. To our knowledge, the mayor
and council knew nothing whatsoever about our silly e-
mails. We think they became aware of them for the first
time, along with everyone else in town, when the news-
papers printed "Sunshine" stories shortly before
Election Day.
To sum up, in case there is still any doubt, we were pri-
vate citizens having a bit of fun among ourselves. We
were not liaisons for anyone on council. There was no
conspiracy. Council members knew nothing about our
private business and were not involved in any way in our
silliness.
In hindsight, we would have skipped the name game,
which was stopped almost as soon as it was started.

Rita Kutie
Jim Marble
Mike Rafferty
Peg Tomanio


Leave some money
for other things
Editor:
Wednesday was a beau-
tiful day, and my two
friends and I decided to go
to Englewood Beach for a
few hours. My friend and I
had just been back in
Florida a few days after
spending several months
up North.
We were so excited
about seeing each other
again, that when we ar-
rived at the beach we
failed to get our parking
ticket. We spent four hours
at the beach catching up


and discussing everything,
including politics. We also
enjoyed the beautiful
beach and watching kids
and adults alike enjoying
themselves.
Returning to our car, we
were surprised to find a
parking ticket on our
windshield. However, we
were shocked to see we
were being fined $83. This
huge fine is so unfair.
I want to just remind
the local authorities that
we Northerners do con-
tribute a lot of money to
your county while we are
here. Just ask your local


merchants.
Please reduce the fine.
Ten dollars would be a fair
amount.

Judy Dickerson
North Port
Let's renegotiate
Legacy Park deal
Editor:
Re the article pertaining
to the purchase of the land
bought by Mike Miller in
2005 for $1.6 million: It
seems the tax-and-spend
trend is continuing, with-
out Venice taxpayers hav-
ing a say in where the
money goes. Members of
council should remember
that they were voted in
because people had
enough of the prior city
administration, and it
could happen again.
Prices have lost be-
tween 20 and 30 percent of
their selling price since
2005. So why would we
want to pay $7.3 million
dollars for land that Mr.
Miller paid $1.6 million for
in 2005?
Yes, Mike Miller has
done a lot of good for Ven-
ice, and he has made a
great deal of money also.
This is a business deal; he
understands that and he is
probably feeling the pinch
of our current economy.
Yes, it may seem like we
are getting the property for
half price but the money
the Florida Communities
Trust Fund is contributing,
about $3.7 million, could
be better spent if we could
cut a better deal.
It may be that this land
area is limited to what a
developer could do with it.


One big issue is the smell
in that area from filtration.
Sometimes just coming
down Venice Avenue the
odor is extremely pungent.
So as a Venice taxpayer,
I would vote no for this
deal and send all the par-
ties back to the table to get
a better deal.
Let's not leave a legacy
of debt for Legacy Park.

Fred Fraize
Venice
Economy no threat
to boat parade
Editor:
Some people are appre-
hensive that the annual
Venice Christmas Boat
Parade may not take place
this year due to the eco-
nomic climate. Let me
assure all the children that
nothing short of inclement
weather will interfere with
our dedication to bringing
ooos and aaahs to the
younger generation on
Dec. 6.
To help you decide
where to watch the pa-
rade, I can tell you that the
boats form up just north of
the Albee Road Bridge and
then proceed down the
Intracoastal part way out
the jetty, passing the Ven-
ice Yacht Club, and then
under the Hatchett Creek
and Venice Avenue bridges
to the Circus Bridge, where
we all turn around and
retrace our voyage back to
home port.
The boat parade partic-
ipants are all volunteers
who donate their time and
the expense of decorating

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26, 2008


I'll take seconds


on the maize


STEPHEN BAUMANN
GUEST COLUMNIST


I was a Pilgrim in the
wilds of New England, and
let me tell you, it was no
picnic.
Cold. Rained a lot.
Weasels and bats every-
where. Mosquitoes as big
as magpies. And not what
you'd call an active night
life. Maybe that's not what
we had come for, sure, but
it's still nice to step out and
loosen your buckles every
now and then, even if
you're a Pilgrim. We're not
all gloom and doom.
Sometimes I look back
and ask myself, why the
hassle?
To start with, there was
the long boat ride. Sixty-
five days from Plymouth,
England, to the Land of
Plentiful and Large Cod-
fish, which is what we
called it before we came
up with something snap-
pier.
The whole trip was a
nightmare. I must have
spent half the voyage bent
over the aft railing. And the
food? Salted sleet for
brunch, gruel for supper.
Most of all I missed grog,
but that was probably just
the demon in me talking.
Night was no better. You
could hardly get any shut-
eye, what with Myles and
John sawing logs like there
was no tomorrow. I thought
it'd never end. Blessed be!
But finally we hit shore.
The promised land, what a
sight: stony beaches, pine
trees, one big rock. This
was what the fuss was all
about? Whoopdee-holy-
do! My heart sank.
We persevered, any-
how, faith of our fathers
and all that.
We drew up a compact,
scuttled the Mayflower
and set up shop in a place
the locals called Patuxet.
Sounded too foreign, so
we drew straws for naming
rights and William won.


LL I I I:HS from Page 8A
their boats to the enjoy-
ment of the viewers. Some
boats are decorated by the
owners and some by vol-
unteer groups. Everyone
participates in this effort
to bring joy and goodwill
to all and everyone hopes
that the lights work and
that the children have a
good time.
"Anchors away" is at 6
p.m. sharp with the Albee
Road Bridge opening; the
first boats should be seen


He named it for his sister,
but later changed it.
And then came winter.
Wicked bad. Nothing but
dungeon, fire and sword.
I don't know how we
made it; half of us didn't,
but I won't go into it.
Suffice to say if we hadn't
chopped the Mayflower
into firewood, we all
would have frozen our
keisters off. We were stuck,
so we made the best of it.
The village finally came
to life with warmer weath-
er. Pretty soon the locals
came out of the woodwork
and pitched in to help us
with the farm. Strange
crew, these foreigners. Not
much on clothing, funny
haircuts, a little set in their
ways. "Hey," we'd shout,
"It's America, speak Eng-
lish!" They were a pretty
decent lot, though, all
things considered.
And despite what they
tell you, it wasn't all strictly
kindly words and virtuous
life.
Plymouth city limits
was a grog-free zone, but
once in a while we'd sneak
out into the woods where
Squanto & Co. had a still.
They were a raucous
bunch, being heathens
and all, and we'd chug our
maple- sap- and-maize
moonshine at sunset and
goof on the Wampanoags.
Both friends and foes in all
our cups. Good times.
And since Samoset and
Squanto had showed us
the tricks of the new world,
pretty soon we had our
cornucopia full of maize,
venison, pumpkins, beets
and whatnot. So we invit-
ed everyone by for a pic-
nic, just to say thanks and
all.
Let me tell you, we
stuffed ourselves silly. The
braves played lacrosse; we
shot off our muskets,
which scared the bejee-
bers out of them. But it
was all good; our hearts
beat high with joy, believe
me.
Years later, the natives
began dropping from the
pox and we ran the rest off
to Rhode Island. But, lordy,
that first year and that first
feast were really some-
thing to write home about.

Stephen Baumann is
editorial page editor of the
Englewood Sun.


at the turn-around point
at the Circus Bridge at
approximately 6:45 p.m.
Please support our spon-
sors, who through their
generosity, help us give back
to the youth of our commu-
nity, as well as other not-for-
profit organizations.
Happy holidays and a
Merry Christmas to all.

John Osmulski
President
Venice Christmas Boat Parade


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LET 'EM HAVE IT: WHEN DO YOU THINK THE LOCAL ECONOMY WILL BEGIN TO TURN AROUND? CALL US AT 207-1111.


We're in a voting frame of mind


Real deal. The know-nothings are back. What was a
$30 million renovation of Ed Smith Stadium is now a
$100 million deal, including interest. The infrastructure
cost of more than $9 million will come out of your prop-
erty taxes, not the tourist tax. The commissioners are too
gutless to put this to a referendum. Call your commis-
sioner before it is too late.


Get a life. I'm calling in
response to the foolish
people complaining about
the EMTs and the fire
trucks. I think that they
need to get a better life.
These EMTs and people
who work at the fire de-
partment work for long
hours. They need to take
their trucks to get their
food so that they can cook
in the stations. And God
forbid that one of your


VEDDER from Page 8A


Donna Clarke's campaign signs
abound. It is sad that she has not
taken them down like most of the
candidates have. Since she likes to
run for office a lot, maybe she is try-
ing to get more name exposure for
the next time.

Do not miss the Venice High
regional football game against
Charlotte at Venice High Friday. This
could be the last game at home.
Both of these teams have explo-


houses catches on fire and
they have to drive back to
get their own vehicles.
These few people who
have these opinions need
to really get a life and focus
on something more
worthwhile. And also, I for
one, will be canceling my
subscription to the Gon-
dolier Sun because the
newspaper is nothing but
a rag; and anybody that's
worked in the newspaper


field in the past knows
what that term means. I
have never seen such a
poorly put together news-
paper, with spelling errors
and many other things.
Not enough. In answer
to that question as to
whether the Gondolier Sun
provides too much cover-
age of the Venice govern-
ment. I think it's great that
it does as much as it does.
I'd like even more on the
city of Venice.
Animal wrongs. I
would like the public to
find out why it is that the
Sarasota County Animal
Control and the Venice
Police Department don't
have to do any investiga-


sive players, so this should be a great
game. You can get tickets at the
school administration building.
They likely will sell out.

I gave a talk at Venice Isle, which is
a fun group. One person in the audi-
ence suggested that the city build a
station at the south jetty where peo-
ple could clean their fish. He said
that they now use the picnic tables,
and that is really sad for those want-
ing to picnic.


tion when they pick up an
animal for supposed ani-
mal cruelty. Because of
this, on a trumped-up
charge, my animal was
selected and picked up for
animal cruelty because he
was outside at 7 a.m. for an
hour and a half. Now, as a
veteran, I have to come up
with $80 and pay all sorts
of charges because they
didn't do any investigation
at all. I feel this is unjust,
and something needs to
be done. They need to
have more control on the
police and the sheriff's
department. They have
way too much free rein.

Got a gripe? Call
Let'em Have It at
207-1111.


Get your order in for poinsettias
from Women's Sertoma, which uses
the proceeds for women's scholar-
ships. You can get one for $7, three
for $19.50 and nine for $6 each. They
have pink, red and white.
Order by calling Mary Little at
497-7890; the pickup day is Dec. 5.
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LOTS 5A, 5B, 5C, 5D, 5E, 5F AND 5G
Any person who decides to appeal any decision of the Venice Planning
Commission with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will
need a record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard. Plans and/or
details are available for public inspection at the Planning & Zoning
Department, 401 West Venice Avenue, Venice, FL 34285. Written
comments filed with the Planning Commission (c/o Planning & Zoning
Department at the above address) will be heard and considered. This
public hearing may be continued from time to time.
IF YOU ARE DISABLED AND NEED ASSISTANCE, PLEASE
CONTACT THE PLANNING & ZONING DIVISION AT LEAST
24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE MEETING. (486-2626, EXT. 28002)


Published: November 26, 2008


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX
DEED
Notice is hereby given that LAWRENCE LEVICK
FAM TRUST, the holder of the certificate listed
below, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to
be issued. The certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the property, and the
names in which the property is assessed are as
follows:
Certificate Number: 5111.000
Year of Issuance: 2006
Tax Deed File #: 08-0312
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Description of Property 1148-20-3609 LOT 9
BLK 2036 44TH ADD TO PORT CHARLOTTE
Name in which the property is assessed
HONEY LANE & GEORGE J LANE
All of said property being in the County of
Sarasota, State of Florida. Unless the
certificate is redeemed according to law, the
property described in the certificate will be sold to
the highest bidder at the Sarasota County Court
House, 2000 Main Street, Historic Courtroom,
East Wing, Sarasota, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 30TH day of DECEMBER, 2008.
Karen E. Rushing
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Sarasota County, Florida
By: E. Wenstad, Deputy Clerk
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10A SPORTS
WEDNESDAY
NOV.26,2008 S O T


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


LLady Indians retain Bronze Boot


BY TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR


MR. SHEEPSHEAD
COLUMNIST


Wish the

fishing matched

the weather
Inshore fishing has been
a bit slow this past week.
That doesn't mean that
things can't improve this
coming week.
I finally found time to fish
the Venice Jetties this past
week. I fished two days,
about an hour or two each
time. My total tally was one
13-inch mackerel.
I used my white Ugly Lure
and then a silver spoon. It
didn't seem to matter, the fish
just weren't there. I'll tell you
what was there in huge num-
bers. The bottom of the jetty
waters seems to be covered
with mangrove snappers and
small grouper. They're every-
where! Most of the snappers
are undersized, but I did see a
few 14- to 15-inchers caught.
If you fish for the snap-
pers, remember they must
be at least 10 inches in
length and you can only
keep five. Also remember
that if you give any away,
they count towards your
limit. It is illegal to feed an
under-sized fish intentional-
ly to a bird or animal. That's
the end of my lecturing.
The regulars told me that
every once and awhile the
ladyfish, pompano, macker-
el, bluefish and others
invade the jetty. I guess you
have to keep visiting the
jetty and get lucky. Even if
you don't catch anything, it's
always a pleasant visit to see
all of the people and boats.
Hopefully I'll have better
news next week. Well, fellow
Sheepsheadites, the time has
come to say goodbye until
next week.

Mr Sheepshead is Dave
Hack. His column appears
on Wednesday. Contact him
at 486-1998, 321-8849 or
mrsheepshead@verizon. net.


WEEKEND WRAPUP
Wrestling starts 3-1
A youngVenice High School
wrestling team opened the
season with three wins and a
loss Saturday at the Diamond
Duals at Bayshore High
School.
The Indians defeated
Palmetto (45-33), Bayshore
(43-34) and Southeast (42-
33) high schools. They lost
to Sarasota High School 45-
27.
Tony Gonter led Venice
with four wins, two of them
by pin. Justin Shanner,
Colton Schuchert, Robert
Wahlrab, Billy Field and
Brian Clark each finished
with three wins.
Venice heads to East Lake
High School Friday and
Saturday for the East Lake
Tournament.
Girls basketball team
falls to Verot
The Lady Indians lost
their season opener 62-54 at
Bishop Verot High School
Saturday.
Freshman Juliana Cavallaro
led Venice with 16 points,
followed by junior Kirsten
Walchle with 14.
"For my young girls, I
thought they did great,"
Venice head coach Bruce
Reichenbach said. "For our
first game, I think we did
fine. I like this group we've
got."
Allie Mitchell led Bishop
Verot with 25 points.


The coveted Bronze Boot trophy will
remain within the halls ofVenice High School.
The traveling trophy stays with the winner
of each year's girls soccer match between
Venice and Lemon Bay high schools. The
Lady Indians took down the Manta Rays 9-1
Monday night at Powell-Davis Stadium. It's a
good thing, because the trophy was missing
from the sidelines.
"I don't really understand it," Venice head
coach Sheldon Chamberlain said. "It's over in
the school here someplace."
Led by junior forward Tina Trujic with
three goals, the Lady Indians (4-1) invoked


Lady Indians




win their




home opener
BY TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR

The Venice High School girls basketball team is unde-
feated at home and, more importantly, in District 5A-12.
The Lady Indians (1-1, 1-0 in 5A-12) downed
Charlotte High School 56-35 in the home opener at the
Teepee Tuesday night, but head coach Bruce
Reichenbach isn't celebrating.
"I told the girls in the locker room that I've never won
by 21 and been disappointed," Reichenbach said. "And I
was. I was disappointed with our defensive effort."
Venice jumped out to a 19-5 first-quarter lead while
Charlotte's Angela Tompkins and Melissa Valere sat out
for unspecified reasons. When Tompkins (18 points, 13
rebounds) and Valere (7 points, 8 rebounds) returned,
the Tarpons hung close but couldn't make up the lost
ground.
"We'll look at the tape and see where we broke down.
But really just one or two kids beat us," Reichenbach
said.
The Indians got outstanding play from three fresh-
man starters in their first varsity home game. Juliana
Cavallaro led the team with 21 points. Hannah Revels
scored six and tallied a team-high six rebounds. Laura
Hackett came down with five boards as well.
"They're three freshmen, but they're three kids that
have played a lot of basketball this summer,"
Reichenbach said. "They're freshmen as far as what
class they're in but not as far as basketball experience."
Kirsten Walchle finished with 12 points and Lindsey
Craft totaled nine.
Next up for the Indians is the Sarasota Christian
Thanksgiving Holiday Classic. Venice takes on Palmetto
High School Friday at 5:30 p.m., then faces district foe
Bayshore High School at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Both games
take place at Sarasota Christian School.

tmiller@venicegondolier.com


BY TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR


It's hammer time on the Venice High
School practice field.
Head coach John Peacock spoke to his
players about taking the will out of the oppo-
nent. He brought a yellow sledgehammer to
practice Monday to help drive the point
home.
"The sledgehammer is just a sign of show-
ing strength," said senior defensive tackle
James Auxier. "The sledgehammer is the
hardest tool and we're going to beat them
until they give up."
The metaphor has special meaning for the
Venice defense going into a rematch with
Charlotte High School in the Region 5A-3
semifinals. Although the Indians (11-0)
demolished the Tarpons 56-26 on Oct. 24,
Charlotte (10-1) rushed for 243 yards the
most Venice has allowed in any one game.
Tarpons tailback Mike Bellamy, a sopho-
more, torched the Indians for 245 yards and
two touchdowns on 28 carries. Troy McClary
added 28 yards and a score on four carries. The
numbers would have been even greater if not
for two sacks on quarterback Kyle Midgett.
Peacock said the breakdowns were a mat-
ter of missed assignments.
"Every time they had a big play or a nice
run, somebody had their head in the wrong
gap; somebody didn't play their responsibili-
ty," he said.
Added Auxier: "He's a really good running
back. We just need to play our positions,
everyone do our job and I think we'll be suc-
cessful in stopping the run. If everyone does


the mercy rule in the 63rd minute. Forwards
Dana LaRocque and Andrea Thomas
chipped in with two goals apiece. Krystin
Pomante and Nellie Donets each added one.
Venice attempted 23 shots compared to
two by Lemon Bay. Seniors Emily Cremisio
and Ashley Kaiser kept the Manta offensive at
bay all game long. Junior captain Kaileigh
Gibson put the lone score on the board for
the Manta Rays on a direct free kick in the
first half.
Lemon Bay hosts Cypress Lake High for
another nondistrict match Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.
Venice travels to face District 5A-12 foe
Bayshore High School Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Please see BOOT, 11 A


REGION 5A-3 SEMIFINALS


vs. 10
Venice Indians Charlotte Tarpons
When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Powell-Davis Stadium (VHS)
Radio: The Beach 98.9 FM

Log on to VeniceGondolier.com Friday
for an in-depth scouting report of
Charlotte High School.
Story Scouting the Tarpons

their job, they shouldn't be able to pass on us,
either."
A different game
In the first showdown between Venice and
Charlotte, Venice running back Dri Archer
and quarterback Trey Burton combined for
355 yards and eight touchdowns on the
ground. That's not likely to happen again.
Archer (shoulder) will be a game-time
decision, but has not practiced so far this
week. Venice will need another big day out of
freshman tailback Jihad Williams to take
some pressure off the quarterback. In just his
third varsity game a week ago, Williams ran
for 108 yards on 21 carries.
Peacock expects his defense to play better
after giving up a season-high 26 points to
Charlotte. Venice hasn't allowed more than 16
since then. He also expects the Tarpons
defense to play a little better.


SUN PHOTO BY TRIPP MILLER
Venice's Tina Trujic (9) sneaks one past the keep-
er Monday against Lemon Bay. Trujic led Venice
with three goals in the match.


SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.com
Venice's No. 14 Kristen Jutras scores a basket against Charlotte High School in Tuesday
night's game. Jutras finished with two points.


"We're playing a good football team here
in round two," he said. "They're all going to
be good from here on out."
Stat tracking
Burton reached three milestones in the
35-14 win over Cape Coral High School
Friday.
The University of Florida-bound junior
scored five touchdowns to go past 40 and on
to 41 scores this season. He also surpassed
1,000 rushing and 1,500 passing yards.
The Indians are currently on pace to break
the school record for scoring offense. The
record is 36 points per game in 2000. Venice is
averaging 38.1 points per game through 11
games. Defensively, the Indians allow 12.8
yards per game. The record in that category is
11.4 in 2003.
Tickets available
Region 5A-3 semifinal tickets are now on
sale at Venice High School.
Athletic director Larry Sandburg and assis-
tant athletic director Pete Dombroski will be
selling tickets Wednesday and Thursday at
football practice from 8-9:30 a.m. Tickets can
also be purchased on game day Friday begin-
ning at 4 p.m. in the VHS athletic office. Cost
is $8 for reserved seating and $7 for general
admission.
There are a limited number of tickets
available.
The Indians host Charlotte Friday at 7:30
p.m. at Powell-Davis Stadium on the VHS
campus.

tmiller@venicegondolier.com


VHS FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK


Venice prepares to 'hammer' Charlotte





WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26, 2008


SCOREBOARD

VHS Girls Basketball
Charlotte at Venice
Nov. 25
VENICE (56)
Juliana Cavallaro 8-18 3-6 21,
Kirsten Walchle 6-13 0-1 12, Lindsey
Craft 4-12 1-2 9, Hannah Revels 2-6
2-3 6, Emily Vasilevskaya 1-3 1-4 3,
Alex Johnson 1-1 1-2 3, Kristen
Jutras 1-1 0-0 2.
CHARLOTTE (35)
AngelaTompkins 4-10 10-16 18,
Melissa Valere 3-7 1-5 7, Briana
Francis 2-4 1-2 5, Taylor Welch 1-4
0-0 3,Tabitha Timmons 0-1 1-1 1,
Megan Standafer 0-2 1-2 1.
Venice 19 11 15 11 56
Charlotte 3 12 9 11 35
3-Point Goals Venice 2-10
(Cavallaro 2-8), Charlotte 1-2 (Welch
1-1). Fouled out None. Rebounds
- Venice 28 (Revels 6), Charlotte 34
(Tompkins 13). Total Fouls- Venice
21, Charlotte 15.


On Deck
WEDNESDAY
VHS Boys Soccer
North Port Thanksgiving Tournament
at North Charlotte Regional Park, 10
a.m.
FRIDAY
VHS Football
Region 5A-3 Semifinals
Charlotte at Venice, 7:30 p.m.
VHS Girls Basketball
Thanksgiving Holiday Classic
at Sarasota Christian School, 5:30
p.m.
Venice vs. Palmetto


SUN NEWSPAPERS 11A


SPORTS BRIEFS
Family fishing tournament
Papa's Bait Shop hosts a fami-
ly fishing tournament Friday on
the Venice Municipal Pier. Prizes
will be awarded for the largest
fish in each age group, including
ages 5-9, 10-12 and 13-17. Each
child must be accompanied by
an adult. Proceeds from tourna-
ment donations benefit the
Wildlife Center of Venice. Call
Sharky's on the Pier at 484-7326
for more information. Papa's Bait
Shop is located on the Venice
pier at 1600 Harbor Drive South.
VHS Champions'
Golf Tournament
The Diamond Boosters host a


golf tournament fundraiser for the
Venice High School baseball team
Dec. 13 at Lake Venice Golf Club.
Format is a four-person scramble.
Entry fee is $75, which includes golf,
prizes, cart and a Gold Rush BBQ
lunch. Hole sponsorships ($100)
and grand slam sponsorships
($250) are also available. Prepaid
registration only. Field is limited to
144 players. For more information,
call Don Atamanchuk at 468-4549
or Salli Struble at 483-3835.
Holiday Baseball Clinic
Registrations are currently
being accepted for the 22nd
Annual Holiday Baseball Clinic.
The clinic is for ages 7-18 and will


be held Dec. 26-27. Session one
runs 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for ages 7-
12 at Chuck Reiter Park. Session
two runs 2 p.m.-5:30 p.m. for ages
13-18 at the Venice High School
baseball complex.
The Holiday Baseball Clinic is
operated by Venice native, former
major leaguer and current New
York Mets minor league hitting
coach Jack Voigt. Other local pro-
fessional and amateur coaches
and players will help teach the
fundamentals of hitting, defense
and pitching.
Registrations are available at
Total Athlete in the Venice Village
Plaza, The Bank of Venice on
Nokomis Avenue South or at


www.holidaybaseballclinic.com.
Registrations must be received by
Dec. 17 to guarantee a T-shirt. Late
registrations will be accepted. For
more information, call 416-5100
or visit www.holidaybaseballclinic.
com.
Senior basketball
Senior basketball leagues are
starting their ninth season in
Sarasota County. Games (15 in
the season) will be played
Monday nights in Venice begin-
ning Dec. 1. Practice will take
place on Thursdays.
Players interested in participat-
ing in the 50+ or 60+ leagues should
callWes Meltzer at 488-2803.


GOLF RESULTS


MYAKKA PINES
GOLF CLUB
Nov. 5
All Stars (QP): 1. -2 Dick
Daley, John Kieck, John
McCormick, Buck Walters; 2. -6
- Mike Papin, Luke Hertzog,
Tom Milazzo, Paul Meredith.
New Englanders (QP): 1. +13
- Dick Newcomb, El Sawtelle,
Harry MacPherson, Jim McKay.
Nov. 6
18H Ladies (QP): Flight A: 1.
Diana Hull +4. Flight B: 1. Jo
Holker +2. FLight C: 1. Carol
Kleinschrodt +3. Flight D: T1.


Pauline Wilding +5; T1. Fran
Sawtelle +5. Flight E: 1. Tamara
Ralette +3.
9H Ladies (president's cup):
1. Sandy Kizer; 2. Muriel Smith.
Nov. 7
Mens Shootout (QP): 1. +12 -
Ed Scarlett, Rich Kay, Dick
Daley, Bob McKenzie; 2. +10 -
Gary Palmer, Russ Turcotte, Kip
Tibbetts, Tom Cole; 3. +9 Ken
Wilson, John McCormick, John
Morris, Paul Meredith.
Nov. 10
Mens Day (scramble): 1. 70 -
Dan White, Bill Riley; 2. 71 -


Brush with greatness


Paul Daly, Rich Sadlon; 3. 72 -
Gary Grant, Buck Walters.
JACARANDA WEST
COUNTRY CLUB
Oct. 15-16
Men's President's Cup: LN -
Bud Gerow 133; LG Bob
Murawski 160. Championship
flight: Net: 1. Bud Gerow 133; 2.
Ray Modjeski 141; T3. Larry
Littman 146; T3. Nat Pendleton
146; 4. Larry Griffith 148. Gross:
1. Bob Murawski 160. Flight 1:
Net: 1. Bud Weber 139; 2. Dick
Lippert 141; 3. Ron Springall 45.
Gross: 1. Don Dumas 164.
Flight 2: Net: 1. Donn Whitmer
142; 2. Bob Thiers 147; 3. Hank
Sonnabend 149. Gross: 1. Lou
Matson 179. Flight 3: 1. Jim
Liston 149; 2. Herb Coffey 150;
3. Tom Stewart 151; T4. L.V.
Reed 152; T4. Bill Zane 152.
Gross: 1. Richard Paul 191.
Oct. 19
Hole in One: Barry Petrasko,
153-yard 5-iron on No. 15.
Witnessed by Joyce Petrasko,


Missy Cerrito and Jim LeRoy.
Oct. 21
Tuesday 18H Ladies (step-a-
side scramble): 1. 66.4 -
Becky Stewart, Pam Reigeluth,
Evie Marino, Laquitta Herren; 2.
68.1 Chris Evering, Dot
Seelow, Marcia Franson,
Maxine Bartone; 3. 68.7 Jo
Carol Abezetian, Estelle
Scanlon, Geri Barbato, Anne
Sullivan.
Jacaranda Jills (2 BB of 4): 1.
66 Sue Kennedy, Arlene
Goldberg, Sally Nucero, Cookie
Sonnabend; 2.68 Lynda
Eaccarino, Vera Littman, Kathy
Hartman, Shirley Warren.
Oct. 22
Men's Day (1-2-3 on 5-4-3): 1.
114 Ron Sprigall, Paul
Scanlon, Mort Carman, Robert
Bickel; 2. 115 Mort Goldberg,
Richard Paul, James Liston, Vic
Barbato.
Nov. 4
18H Ladies (LN): T1. Judy
Christman 75; T1. Rena Skye
75; 3. Sue Dorso 76, 4. Gail


Pedersen 77.
Jacaranda Jills (tee to fair-
way): T1. Cookie Sonnabend
10; T1. Bru Murawski 10.
Nov. 5
Mens Day (1 BB of 4): 1. -18
- Ron Springall, James
Liston, Don Piermont, Doug
Scott; 2. -16 Tom Nelson,
L.V. Reed, Mort Goldberg, Len
Hodgson.
Nov. 9
Sunday Couples (step aside
scramble): Flight 1: 1. 59.3 -
Don Dumas, Marilyn Dumas,
Donald Bennett, Betty Kiernan;
2. 60.9 Bruce Bergen, Linda
Bergen, Bob Murawski, Bru
Murawski; 3. 63.4 Mike
Dalton, Nancy Dalton, Christine
Evering, Henry Evering. Flight 2:
1. 67.2 Anthony Medici,
Helen Medici, Mort Goldberg,
Arlene Goldberg; 2. 68.6 Bud
Sullivan, Ann Sullivan, Richard
Miller, Barbara Miller; 3. 68.7 -
Gil Desrochers, Enor
Desrochers, Donald Blem, Pat
Blem.


BOOT from Page 10A


PHOTO COURTESY OF LLOYD WEED
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right, poses for a photo with Venice Youth Boating Association sailors Ashlyn Weed,
Mariah Miller and Elizabeth Karras at the River Romp Sailing Regatta in Fort Myers last
month. Tunnicliffe spoke to all sailors during a weather delay and was gracious enough
to stay for autographs and pictures.


Venice blanks
Bayshore
The Indians defeated
Bayshore High School 4-0
Tuesday to improve to 5-1.
Trujic, LaRocque, Jenkins
and Tresh each scored one
goal in the road win.
In boys action...
Venice defeated Port
Charlotte 1-0 in the North
Port Thanksgiving Tourna-
ment opener Monday at
North Charlotte Regional
Park. Joey Carlin scored
what amounted to the
game winner off an assist
from Sal Pileggi.


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Indians defeated Lehigh 7-
4. Carlin ledVenice with two
goals. Matias Lambrecht,
Gus Nordstrom, George
Schreiber, Antonio Rossitto
and Javier Aguadelo each
chipped in with one goal.
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12A SUN NEWSPAPERS WEDNESDAY NOV. 26, 2008


Wounded vets to receive book donations


BY ALISON POSNER
STAFF WRITER
Jon Hoffman's "Chesty"
and "Goodnight Saigon,"
by Charles W Henderson,
were among the books
that will be donated to
wounded servicemen and
women in VA hospitals,
thanks to a partnership
between veterans and a
local bookstore chain.
During the week of Nov.
9-15, three local Books-a-
Million stores pulled
together to collect all sorts


of reading materials to
benefit the Wounded War-
riors Project.
Participating stores in
Venice, Port Charlotte and
Sarasota set up tables with
suggested books for shop-
pers to either contribute
money to buy or to pur-
chase outright. The books
will be distributed to
wounded members of the
armed services at Douglas
T. Jacobson State Veterans
Nursing Home in Port
Charlotte; James Haley
Veterans' Hospital in Tam-


pa; and Bay PinesVeterans
Administration Medical
Center in St. Petersburg.
Friday afternoon, Greg
Rineer, a volunteer with
the Wounded Warrior pro-
gram, and Charlotte Coun-
ty Veterans Service Officer
David Donohew drove to
the store and picked up
nearly 180 books that will
be split among the three
locations. As they sifted
through the boxes, they
found everything from
Sports Illustrated maga-
zines and history novels to


books that dealt with
lighter topics.
"I just think it's terrific,"
Rineer said. "The generos-
ity of the people in Char-
lotte and Sarasota Coun-
ties is incredible."
Myra Turley, assistant
store manager of the
Books-a-Million in Venice,
was also impressed with
the customer response.
"It's just an awesome
program," Turley said.
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SEMINARS/LECTURES

LOCATION: Venice Regional
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Wednesday, December 3
8:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
Heart Healthy Nutrition Class
Speaker: Rachel Chambers,
Clinical Dietitian
Register by calling 483-7354

LOCATION: Lions Club Room at
Venice HealthPark,
1283 Jacaranda Blvd., Venice
Thursday, December 18
6:00 7:00 p.m.
Hip & Knee Replacement Surgery
Speaker: Dr. Briggs,
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Register by calling 486-6057


SUPPORT GROUPS/
MEETINGS

LOCATION: Lions Club Room at
Venice HealthPark,
1283 Jacaranda Blvd., Venice
No registration necessary.
Monday, December 1
2:00 p.m.
Man-to-Man Support Group
A support group sponsored by the
American Cancer Society for men
with prostate cancer.

Tuesday, December 2
7:00 p.m.
MS Support Group
Share Discussion

Wednesday, December 3
7:00 p.m.
National Alliance for the Mentally
Ill of Sarasota County

Friday, December 5, 12, 19
Amputee Support Group
A roundtable support session that
meets every Friday from 9:30 a.m.
until 12 noon.

Tuesday, December 9
6:30 p.m.
Venice Aglow
Outreach group open to all women.

Wednesday, December 17
1:30 p.m.
Ostomy Support Group
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To yovr HeaLth



Tips fbr Healthy Eating During the Holiday Season


f s the holiday' s: cimea "I m nchl % g'ia ie,. iib-s,icking ca,,scioles, pie,. pud-
dings. and-oll., Ihllc-c.iloi s, c.ubs, and iu. \\ ich ie l c[i\e i[icm and
tmil av g hci ing. [lie o IdaI \eaon I a ti Ice [ El e of \N eu. bui i[ can
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tips abouL t cain,4 '\cllt o\ci [I li olida\ ,. Tha ,c ilic--i can be done!
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and [Lha \,to II be [cmpted to O cica0 o11n high-,pi iced social occai, ioni-1[
help, tco make a game plan in adI dance. Don E come co holiday\ pai r-e,
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panV. \\a[ch ot ii l drinking too much. [houlgh. incc main alcoholic
diink, aic loaded \ [Ih calo iie,.
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choices. while e 1a ti[ Of
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icih. hceie aec plecv of i
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no-cAlOlle ,weetene th : 'tl. md1 .Idnon-1tl 1 o0I._ 0 %1 I ,u11 Clem--\-our
[t0 lik, [t g1i\c up and leciindulgce.
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luolind back laci. Ike the moit OftIan cto e lie, i cl ii ad1 1 ll U caime off.
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b It e ide. otI, cicame oncf t n,.icc, d Inge[ \i ; vIu ca spend ,Ual\ Ime L cIcth
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%ell". It \,:,u cleate unleaionable expect.mon, and cant meet them. \,:,u II be
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CLHappng b.and Hcal[he I Hpolda Uo mke eit'!1 ch,,ce, .11A leu ind.
eOe, \ da. e~en on holodai\,.
11 vou do o eie.l[ once o m ice, don t \,:rvL: v C,111 ,l k v, do bettei
tomoosi. It, ill about modeiition. Remember to ,t[J t1OCued on \lvih
matte,, moo10 -- h1nl' ullne,,.._enleOIt of ,p,,t 1mi celebi.ting. \ltl
hiend, and t mml\. Flom eterovne A \cenice Re.ional _'ledical Cenle,.
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FITNESS FOR
YOUR LIFESTYLE:
FUNCTIONAL TRAINING

It's easy to become a couch potato
over the holidays, which is why it's
so important to stay active. If your
usual exercise routine has lost its
thrill, use some of your time off to try
functional training-it's a buzzword
in modern fitness circles, and it gives
new meaning to getting in shape.
Functional training is an indi-
vidually-tailored approach to fitness
that's centered on you and your
activities of daily living. It enhances
your ability to do what you do each
day-from carrying children, to
working at a desk, to playing golf-
by specially training the muscles you
use the most. "It has something
to offer just about everyone," says
Jennifer Tucker, an exercise physiolo-
gist at the Venice YMCA.
Focusing less on conventional
strength training machines, func-
tional training works through all
three planes of motion using mini-
mal exercise equipment. It strength-
ens crucial core muscles-like those
in your back and abdomen-which,
over time, can help you prevent the
aches, pains, and sprains that happen
so often in everyday life.
If you're interested, check with
the YMCA. They offer skilled per-
sonal trainers, as well as classes like
"Boot Camp" that provide func-
tional training in a group setting.
For more information, call (941)
492-9622.

FREE SCREENINGS

LOCATION: Lions Club Room at
Venice HealthPark, 1283 Jacaranda
Blvd., Venice
Thursday, December 4
Venice Lions Club Vision Screening
(monthly)
Free screenings for income qualified
individuals beginning at 7:30 a.m.
Pre-registration is required by calling
486-6065.
Thursday, December 11 & 18
Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar
Screenings
Home Health Services of Venice
will provide screenings from
8:30-10:30 a.m.
Please fast beginning the night
before testing. Refreshments
provided.
LOCATION: HealthPark, Main
Lobby, 1201 Jacaranda Blvd., Venice
Thursday, December 4
Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar
Screenings
Home Health Services of Venice
will provide screenings from
8:30-10:30 a.m.
Please fast beginning the night
before testing. Refreshments
provided.


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Distance learning: Mission to Uganda


This is part one of a two-part story. The second part
will be featured on this page Dec. 6.
BY ED SCOTT
STAFF WRITER


It is 11:40 p.m. July 17, and I am in the lobby of a hotel in Gulu, L
the capital city of a northwest Uganda district. r -
The lobby has a floor of red tiles. Two comfortable couches face --
each other, perpendicular to a 17-inch TV -
A female worker moves the satel-
lite dish from a European sports ....
network to the Africa Magic" -- .
Channel, then leaves when her shift / .
ends, and I remain.
The acting and camera angles ,
are poor, but I appreciate the
ambient noise. Another employee, A
Palma, 23, walks around the room
catching and picking up off th,
floor large bugs that swarmed -
in and died when workers
left the front door open.
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oysters or sushi.
I am writing on a note pad a
sheet that Palma provided, the r
sheet separated from the wood
table by a Gideon New
Testament Bible published in
French and German. I glance at
Acts 3, my favorite Bible story, .
the one in which Petrus and
Johannes go to the temple at
the hour of prayer.
The lobby, sans air conditioning, boasts a reminder
of my Venice home, a lizard that clings stealthily to the
wall above the door. He moves to a white curtain, no doubt
planning to pounce on one of the bugs, if Palma doesn't
get to them first.
Another reminder: A glass bottle of Coke (300 ml) is at
my side. I am attempting to stay up late. I tell a fellow
traveler I am a journalist.
'As a journalist, shouldn't you be at the bar?" he asks. j
Life in Uganda the past 4 1/2 days has been enlight- I
ening. I am on a mission trip with the Rev. Tom
Derrough of Grace United Methodist Church in Venice
and Dr. Will Cogburn, aVenice physician.
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After flying to London's Heathrow Airport, where we


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dent (a woman with a screwdriver shout-
ed pro-al-Qaida statements aboard a
British Airways plane), we flew to
a ^ Entebbe International Airport in
Uganda, made famous by a 1976 hi-
t i. \ jacking and the movie "Raid on Entebbe,"
I about an Israeli rescue attempt that in-
produced much of the world to then-
Ugandan dictator Idi Amin.
We loaded our gear on a large shuttle
van and drove several hours to Jinja, a
drop-off point for Lake Victoria, the sec-
ond largest freshwater lake in the world,
after Lake Superior, where we boarded a
S40-foot canoe with a small motor.
There were 16 of us aboard. The water
was rough. As the waves began to whip
thi h(). it, a woman to my right was humming a Ugandan
hymn. By the time the waves were splashing us, she and a
woman to my left were singing hymns at full voice.
Though I was wearing a shirt, one of the women put a
jacket over my chest to protect me from the onrushing
water. This was the first of many kind gestures Ugandan
women would bestow on me during our stay at Nalubale
island.
Halfway through this journey to the island, my rear end
was on fire, so I sat in a puddle on the floor to cool off.
Cogburn, the doctor, warned me about schistosomiasis, a
parasitic disease that one acquires by swimming or playing
in affected water.
Not to worry. He said it's treatable.
00***
It's my second trip to Uganda with
Cogburn and Derrough, but our first time
to share living quarters. We were put up
in the grandest hut on the island, which
has rugs covering a dirt floor, and dirt
a walls.
w al The couches and mattresses we
Please see LEARNING, 2B
Top, a pastor, man at right, and his wife, to his
right, lead the congregation in a Ugandan hymn.
Top middle, the visitors from Venice arrived at
the island in a motorized canoe like this one.
Center, Ugandan villagers spend their afternoon
outside a native hut.
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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26, 2008


LIBRARY BRIEFS
Venice Public Library
300 S. Nokomis Ave.
Venice, Fla. 34285
Libraries closed for Thanksgiving
The Venice Library, as well as all other county offices,
will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27 and 28, to
celebrate Thanksgiving. Venice Library will reopen at 9
a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29.
Architectural styles of the 20th century
Baila Miller returns to VPL this season when she will
give five lectures on architects and architectural styles of
the last century. She'll start off the series with a multime-
dia presentation on art nouveau on Wednesday, Dec. 10,
at 2 p.m. Each monthly lecture will be on the second
Wednesday at 2 p.m. On Jan. 14, we'll examine art deco
and in February we will enjoy the works of Frank Lloyd
Wright.
Booked for Lunch at VPL
On Dec. 5 at noon, Janet Colbrunn will present Ideas
for Writing Creative Christmas Letters as part of the
Booked for Lunch series. Bring a brown bag lunch and
the Friends of the Venice Library will provide light
refreshments.
'A Child's Christmas in Wales'
On Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m., popular VPL lecturer


Bob Griffiths will present a special holiday program, a
reading of Dylan Thomas' rhapsodic tribute to a magical
Christmas. Griffiths will introduce the program with
comments about Thomas, Wales, and his writing of this
timeless classic. No registration necessary. Program
underwriting and refreshments provided by the Friends
of the Venice Public Library.
VPL video lectures
On Friday in December, 2-4 p.m., VPL continues the
video lecture series Reason and Faith: Philosophy in the
Middle Ages. No registration necessary.
Reforming American politics
On Dec. 16 at 10:30 a.m., retired political science pro-
fessor Steven A. Shull leads a discussion on the topic is
reforming American politics possible or desirable?
French Club
Friday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., if you have basic knowl-
edge of the French language and wish to practice those
skills, then you are invited to attend weekly meetings of
the VPL French Club. The group practices French con-
versation during the first hour followed by reading from
French literature and current topics during the second
hour. No registration necessary.
Gardening questions answered
Every Thursday morning from 9:30 a.m.-noon bring


your gardening questions to Venice Public Library and
receive help from the friendly experts of the Sarasota
County Extension Service.
Special Saturday event
Nov. 29, 2-3 p.m.: John Storms, Reptile Man, shows
families how to respect and love our local reptile friends.
To register for this event, call the youth department at
861-1348.
Healthy Living classes
Jack Swanton from Coastal Behavioral Healthcare Inc.
will be conducting three one-hour classes entitled
Healthy Living- Get Connected. Join us from noon to 1
p.m. on three consecutive Mondays, Dec. 1, 8 and 15,
and learn about how to maintain brain health, handling
stress, memory issues, negative and positive thinking
and much more. The classes are lots of fun, and Jack
comes with plenty of free giveaways. RSVP to 861-1340.
Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the
Venice Public Library.
Play sports with Wll
Do your kids or grandkids talk about the home video
Please see BRIEFS, 5B


LEARNING from Page 1B


lounged on were a tempo-
rary testimony to our soft
American bums. When we
left, so did the couches
and beds. The islanders
sleep on wicker mats.
The islanders fish and
grow crops and sell
both. They can't be per-
suaded to eat some of the
vegetables they grow.
Instead, their diet and
ours for three days is
fried tilapia, sausage, goat,
cabbage, potatoes, pine-
apples and bananas.
We were tired after our
38-hour journey from
Venice, but knew our
hosts would be offended if
we did not take tea. Thus
for the first of many
moments over the next
few days, our hut was vis-
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for the lack of privacy by
extending Christian kind-
ness.
We were there for a
pastoral training seminar
Derrough organized with
Pastor Steven Twase of the
capital city of Kampala.
Over two days Derrough
instructed several hun-
dred Pentecostal minis-
ters and others from
Nalubale and neighboring
islands, and throughout
the Uganda mainland.
He told them to read
the Bible, study the Bible
and teach the Bible, and
not be influenced by any-
thing other than "what
God meant" by its pas-
sages.
Our hosts received
Derrough well and made
Cogburn and me feel wel-
come. Cogburn had
planned to attend the
seminar, but when Twase
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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26
Watercolor classes
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Where: Woodmere Park, 3951 Woodmere
Park Blvd., Venice
Notes: Watercolor classes; class size is
limited.
Cost: $15 per person for two-hour ses-
sion.
Call: 861-5000
Compassionate Friends
Time: 7:30-9 p.m.
Where: Epiphany Cathedral, Room 107,
Soy Building, Venice
Notes: Group support for parents and
siblings grieving over the loss of a child.
Call: 408-4231, Larry
Train depot tour
Time: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: Historic Train Depot, Seaboard
Avenue at East Venice Avenue
Notes: November-May, tours are con-
ducted Wednesdays, Fridays and
Monday. Red Caboose is open to the
public Wednesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Call: 412-0151, leave message for group
tours.
Women's Sailing Squadron
Time: 7:45 a.m.
Where: Venice Yacht Club, 1330 Tarpon
Center Drive, Venice
Notes: Meets every Wednesday for sailing
or education.
Call: Judy Karr, 485-4143
Kayaking safety
Time: 8:30-11 a.m.
Where: North Jetty/Snake Island
Notes: Learn about entering/exiting,
paddling, equipment, tides, getting into a
kayak if it overturns and rescuing another
person.
Cost: $40
Call: Terry Brawley, 960-5505
Kiwanis Club meets
Time: Noon
Where: Holiday House, 455 North U.S. 41
Bypass, Venice
Notes: Meets every Wednesday for lunch
and program. Public is invited to learn
what the Kiwanis is about.
Call: Irene, 484-6022
Evening book club
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Jacaranda Library, 4143
Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice
Notes: Share a book
Call: 861-5000
Venice Archives
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Historic Triangle Inn, 351 S.
Nassau St., Venice
Notes: Public hours are Mondays and
Wednesday. Personal research may be
arranged.
Call: 486-2487, James Hagler
Club food
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis Elks Lodge, 1021
Discovery Way, Nokomis
Notes: Lunch
DAV dinner
Time: 4-8 p.m.
Where: Disabled American Veterans,
Chapter 101, 600 East Colonia Lane,
Nokomis
Notes: Joe's Kitchen at the DAV serves
spaghetti and homemade meatballs
every Wednesday. Public is invited.
Cost: $5
Call: 488-4500
Bingo
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: American Legion, 1770 E. Venice
Ave., Venice
Notes: Bingo at 6 p.m., food from 5-7
p.m.
Call: 488-1157
Game day
Time: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: Venice Art Center, 390 S.
Nokomis Ave., Venice
Notes: Play a variety of games.
Call: 485-7136
Link: veniceartcenter.com
Euchre, bridge
Time: 6-7:45 p.m.
Where: Jacaranda Library, 4143
Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice
Notes: Age and skill level not considered;
play every Wednesday.
Call: 861-5000
Beading and crafts
Time: 3-4:30 p.m. through Dec. 17
Where: Goodwill GoodNeighbor Center,
Rialto; 652 South Tamiami Trail, Venice


Notes: Learn beading jewelry or bring
your own craft project, free. Bring beads
or purchase in class.
Call: 408-7442
Fun with watercolor
Date: Dec. 3 starts
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Where: South Venice Civic Association,


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Giving on Thanksgiving


Volunteers from the Salvation Army and the community will
serve Thanksgiving dinners at the Salvation Army, 1051
Albee Farm Road, Venice, on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, 11
a.m.-2 p.m.


720 Alligator Drive, Venice
Notes: Adult five-week session with
Sarasota artist Carolyn Merenda, Dec. 3-
17 (three weeks only). Pick up supply list
from SVCA.
Cost: $75, plus supplies ($60 in
December)
Call: 861-5000


THURSDAY, NOV. 27
Thanksgiving walk
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Where: A 6-mile hike at Myakka State
Park
Notes: Wear sturdy shoes, carry water
and sunscreen; bring (optional) a dish to
share for Thanksgiving potluck. Reserve
with Sally.
Cost: Park entrance fee
Call: 484-4113
Quarter horse show
Date: Nov. 27-30
Time: 8 a.m. start
Where: Fox Lea Farm, 1.3 miles north on
Auburn off of East Venice Avenue, 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
Venice-Nokomis Rotary Club
Time: noon-i p.m.
Where: Grace Methodist Church
Link: www.VeniceNokomisRotary.org
Banjo music
Time: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Where: Snook Haven, 5000 E. Venice
Ave., Venice
Notes: Gulf Coast Banjo Society plays
every Thursday (except Thanksgiving)
Call: 488-3023
Club food, fun
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis Elks Lodge, 1021
Discovery Way, Nokomis
Notes: Lunch
Call: 486-1854

Time: 5-8 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis Elks Lodge, 1021
Discovery Way, Nokomis
Notes: All you can eat spaghetti dinner
and trivia games follow with $50 prize
Call: 486-1854

Time: 5-8 p.m.
Where: American Legion, 1770 E. Venice
Ave., Venice
Notes: Chicken tenders, burgers and
music


FRIDAY, NOV. 28
Train depot tour
Time: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: Historic Train Depot, Seaboard
Avenue at East Venice Avenue, Venice
Notes: Tours are Fridays, Mondays and
Wednesday
Call: 412-0151 or 496-9474, leave mes-
sage for group tours
Business success
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.


Where: Women's Resource Center, 701
Center Road, Venice
Notes: Career adviser offers career coun-
seling, resume assistance and job
resources to help develop an employ-
ment plan.
Cost: $8 nonmember donation; $5 mem-
ber donation
Sarasota Ballet
Date: Nov. 28-30
Time: Call for times
Where: Opera House, Sarasota
Notes: Five performances will be held
and include three new ballets to the
repertoire; directed by Ilain Webb.
Call: 377-6709
E-mail: gwilliams@dmgsarasota.com
Mega Christmas light display
Time: 6-10 p.m.
Where: The Christmas House, 2719
Oakdale S. St., St. Petersburg
Notes: Display operates every day and is
free.
Call: 727-822-5562
Link christmasdisplayorg
Alpha Xi Delta meets
RSVP: Nov. 28
Date: Dec. 6
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Pelican Point Country Club,
Horse & Chaise off Center Road, Venice
Notes: Annual Christmas luncheon of
Alpha Xi Delta of Venice-Sarasota-
Bradenton
Call: 493-4382
Fashion show brunch
RSVP: Nov. 28
Date: Dec. 3
Time: 9-11:30 a.m.
Where: Venice Yacht Club, 1330 Tarpon
Center Drive, Venice
Notes: Sponsored by Venice Area
Historical Society. Fashions by Au Tu of
Sarasota. Highlights include portrayal of
pioneers, door prizes, Chinese auction,
brunch. Reservations a must.
Cost: $25
Call: 488-2702
Holiday gift show and sale
Date: Nov. 28-29
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Englewood Art Center, 350 South
McCall Road, Englewood
Notes: Artists will sell their creations,
including jewelry, pottery, paintings,
cards and more.
Call: Sandi, 697-4587
Deaf professionals meet
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: 1020 El Jobean, behind Embarq
store in Port Charlotte
Notes: Happy hour for deaf professionals
to network and meet new people.
E-mail: keljud442@gmail.com
Fishing tournament
RSVP: Nov. 28
Date: Dec. 6
Time: 7-11 a.m.
Where: Venice Pier, 1600 Harbor Drive
South, Venice
Notes: Prizes for largest fish in each age
group: 5-9, 10-12 and 13-17. Children
must be accompanied by an adult.
Continental breakfast and registration at
7 a.m. Donations from tournament will
be awarded to the Wildlife Center of


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NOV. 26, 2008


Venice.
Link: sharkysonthepier.com
Venice French Club
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: Venice Public Library, 300 S.
Nokomis Ave., Venice
Notes: Meets year-round. New members
and visitors are welcome.
Call: 485-3985
Self-esteem
Time: 9:30-11 a.m.
Where: Women's Resource Center, 701
Center Road, Venice
Notes: Empower your mind, body and
spirit with life coach Esther Bird
Cost: $5
Call: 485-9724
Link: thewomensresourcecenter.org
Food distribution
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Habitat ReStore, Venice
Notes: All Faiths Food Bank holds food
distribution
Toddler Tale Time
Time: 9:30-10:15 a.m. or 10:45-11:30 a.m.
Where: Jacaranda Library, 4143
Woodmere Park Blvd.
Notes: Toddlers ages 1-3 with parents or
caregiver. Space is limited.
Call: 861-5000
Computer questions
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Where: Jacaranda Public Library, 4143
Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice
Notes: Jack answers computer questions.
Call: 861-1270
Club food
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis Elks Lodge, 1021
Discovery Way, Nokomis
Notes: lunch

Time: 5-9:30 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis Elks Lodge, 1021
Discovery Way, Nokomis
Notes: Dinner 5-7:30 p.m.; music by
Celebration, dancing, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Cost: Fish fry, $8
American Legion dance
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Where: American Legion, 1770 E. Venice
Ave., Venice
Notes: dinner-dance
Call: 488-1157
Square dancing
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Where: Woodmere Park, 3951 Woodmere
Park Blvd., Venice
Notes: Adult, conducted by Red Bates
every Friday.
Cost: $5
Call: 828-0481
E-mail: redbates@juno.com
Book discussion and support
Time: 10-11 a.m. through Dec. 19
Where: Goodwill GoodNeighbor Center,
Rialto; 652 South Tamiami Trail, Venice
Notes: Discuss "The Untethered Soul" by
Michael Singer with a supportive group.
free
Call: 408-7442
Tappercise
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.
Where: Starz Choice Dance Academy,
348 S. Seaboard Ave., Venice
Notes: Intermediate tap
Call: 408-0019
Sunset sing-along
Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Where: Venice Beach, near lifeguard sta-
tion
Notes: Bring a chair, a friend and a list of
your favorite songs every Friday (weather
permitting) one hour before sunset.
Call: 497-4554
Link: www.newlifevenicefl.org
Fun with watercolor
RSVP: Nov.28
Date: Dec. 3-17
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Where: South Venice Civic Association,
720 Alligator Drive, Venice
Notes: Adult five-week session with
Sarasota artist, Carolyn Merenda, Dec. 3-
17 (three weeks only). Pick up supply list
from SVCA.
Cost: $60, plus supplies
Call: 366-2866


COMING SOON
Outdoor concert
Date: Nov. 29
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Myakka River State Park
Notes: Thanksgiving music under the
stars with Kraig Kenning, national slide
Please see VENUE, 6B


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game system called Wii?
Find out how much fun
Wii can be on Thursday,
Dec. 4, 10:30 a.m.-noon.
Fred Toms will be showing
us how to play tennis, golf,
baseball and bowling on a
Wii station. RSVP to 861-
1340. Light refreshments
will be provided by the
Friends of the Venice
Public Library. Look for
future Wii sessions with
the Wii Fit module.
French comedy
On Dec. 15 at 6 p.m.,
"Aprbs Vous" (France,
2003) is this month's offer-
ing for Jim Orville's World
of International Cinema
series. Complications arise
when a good-hearted
maitre d' saves a man from
hanging himself in this
entertaining holiday com-
edy.
Great music on film
The VPL Film Festival
theme for December is A
World of Great Music with
five films that will pay trib-
ute to some of the world's
great composers. On
Thursday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m.,
enjoy "La Traviata" (1982),
an opulent production of
the Verdi opera directed by
Franco Zeffirelli and star-
ring Teresa Stratas and
Placido Domingo. At 6
p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11,
Ed Harris stars as the great
composer in "Copying
Beethoven" (2006). At 5:30
p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 18,
the most prominent fig-
ures of 20th century music
are featured in "Carnegie
Hall" (1947). Jim Orville
presents two special holi-
day features: On Friday,
Dec. 26, at 1 p.m. only, leg-
endary opera diva Grace
Moore stars in "One Night
of Love" (1934) and on
Wednesday, Dec. 31, at 1
p.m. only, Julie Andrews
plays Gertrude Lawrence
in "Star" (1968).
Youth activities


minute fairy tale for chil-
dren (5-10 years). The story
is changed every week.
Preschool Storytime:
Tuesday, 10-10:30 a.m.
for independent 3- to 5-
year-olds.
Tot Time: Wednesdays,
9:30-10:30 a.m. for ages
from infant to 3 years old.
Play with toys and then a
story time. Dec. 2: Special
children's book author
Linda Seabrooke; Dec. 3:
Santa's Comin'!; Dec. 9 and
10: Gingerbread Friends;
Dec. 16: Christmas and
Chanukah; Dec. 17: Oh,
Christmas Tree; and Dec.
30 and 31: Let It Snow!
Author visit and
holiday party
On Tuesday, Dec. 2, at
10 a.m., author Brenda
Seabrooke will read from
her book "Twas the Day
Before Christmas," the
story of how Clement
Moore wrote "Twas the
Night Before Christmas."
There will also be a
snowflake craft and holi-
day treats. For all ages.
Read with the
dogs and sing
Saturday, Dec. 20, 2-3
p.m.: Families are invited
to read with the Suncoast
Humane Society therapy
dogs. Help the shelter by
bringing good used towels
and blankets. There will be
treats for the dogs and the
families.
King Family Violinists
Tuesday, Dec. 23, 10-
10:30 a.m., enjoy this tal-
ented performing family
with crafts and refresh-
ments.
New books at
Venice Library
1. "The Cuba Wars: Fi-
del Castro, the United Stat-
es, and the Next Revolu-
tion" by Daniel P Erikson
(New York: Bloomsbury
Press, 2008)


2. "The Darwin Awards
Next Evolution: Chlorin-
ating the Gene Pool" by
Wendy Northcutt (New
York: Dutton, 2008)
3. 'An Imperfect Offer-
ing: Humanitarian Action
for the Twenty-first Cen-
tury" by James Orbinski
(New York: Walker & Co.,
2008)
4. "The Road to Rescue:
The Untold Story of Schind-
ler's List" by Mietek Pemp-
er (New York: Other Press,
2008)
5. "The Sun and the
Moon: The Remarkable
True Account of Hoaxers,
Showmen, Dueling Journ-
alists, and Lunar Man-Bats
in Nineteenth-Century New
York" by Matthew Good-
man (New York: Basic
Books, 2008)

Jacaranda Library
4143 Woodmere Park
Blvd.
Venice, FL 34293
861-1273
Chess Club
On Sunday, Nov. 30, 1-
4:30 p.m., play chess. If
you just want to have fun,
join us every Sunday.
New books
1. "We Gather Together:
Celebrating the Harvest
Season" by Wendy Pfeffer
(New York; Dutton Chil-
dren's Books, 2006). Cele-
brate the harvest around
the world with this beauti-
fully illustrated children's
book. Great informational
book on the Equinox and
planting seasons. Some
yummy recipes are includ-
ed for you to make for your
children.
2. "If Not for the Cat" by
Jack Prelutsky (New York:
Greenwillow Books, 2004).
Wonderfully composed
Haiku by the master poet.
Your children will enjoy a
quiet moment with you
while you read this togeth-
er.


SUN NEWSPAPERS 5B


Older animals
need homes
FROM SUNCOAST
HUMANE SOCIETY

November is Adopt a
Senior Pet Month, spon-
sored by the American
Society for the Prevention
of Cruelty to Animals. The
month was originated to
draw attention to the
many older adoptable pets
that are turned into ani-
mal shelters.


To celebrate this special
month, the Suncoast Hu-
mane Society is offering
special adoption rates for
dogs and cats 7 and older.
The adoption fees for
senior pets, to approved
homes, usually $50, is
reduced to $25 during this
special month. The adop-
tion fee for younger dogs,
cats, puppies and kittens is
$75.
Recently, many families
have been forced to give
up pets that have shared


Blood donors can



double their gift


FROM FLORIDA'S BLOOD CENTERS

Florida's Blood Centers and the Florida
Association of Food Banks are working
together to give life, food and hope to the
community. The second-annual Season
of Giving is a unique partnership that
allows donors to double their giving this
holiday season.
From Nov. 17 to Dec. 31 all FBC blood
donors will receive a $10 Publix gift card.
They may keep the cards for their own
holiday food expenses or they may return
them to FBC, which will donate them to
the food bank in the donor's community.
The cards will go to families who need
help during the holiday season.
Everyone who donates blood in any
FBC location or on any Big Red Bus will
receive the Publix gift card as an incentive
until Dec. 31.
The public is encouraged to partici-
pate in the Season of Giving by calling 1
(888) 9DONATE for FBC locations. Check
out eligibility questions on the Web at
www.floridasbloodcenters.org. Call 492-
9202 for more information.


Facts
We need any person who has ever con-
sidered giving blood to please contact
Florida's Blood Centers. Cancer patients
are in daily need of treatment, bum vic-
tims use plasma, trauma victims need red
blood transfusions, and routine surgeries
depend on the gift of a volunteer donor.
Donors can be as young as 16 and should
weigh at least 102 pounds. There is no
upper age limit.
Florida's Blood Centers currently
needs all blood types. Every donation is
separated into components in our region
and will be transfused into a patient usu-
ally within two to three days. 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.
Every three seconds someone is in
need of a blood transfusion. Platelet
donations are also encouraged.
Donors can ask about moving into this
stage of donating in which platelet dona-
tions will impact patients within five
days.


their lives for years. These
pets are innocent victims
of the economy and de-
serve a second chance.
They have many years of
love to give a new family.
Suncoast Humane So-
ciety is open for pet adop-
tions seven days a week.
Visiting and adoption
hours are Monday
through Friday, 11 a.m.-
5:30 p.m., and Saturday
and Sunday, 11 a.m.-2:30
p.m. Call 474-7884, ext.
420.


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Northern Trust present




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December 7, 4 PM
Venice Symphony
String Quartet
February 8, 4 PM
Cello and Baritone
Julie Cornwall and
Doug Renfroe


January 25, 4 PM
"Unique"
Barbara O'Brien, Harp
with Flute and Cello
March 1, 4 PM
Tropical Steel
Percussion Performance


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guitar champ. Tickets at
ranger station day of con-
cert.
Cost: $6 Friends mem-
bers; $8 nonmembers
Call: Ranger station, 361-
6511
Holiday buffet
Date: Nov. 30
Time: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: Venetian River
Club, 502 Veneto Blvd.,
North Venice
Notes: Reservations
required. Dress in country
club attire.
Call: 412-9550
E-mail: susieeaton@
wcicommunities.com
Kirkin' O' the Tartan
Date: Nov. 30
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Where: Presbyterian
Church of the Covenant,
7950 South Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota
Notes: Scots Wha Hae
procession will assemble
with Piper Gary Reinstrom
followed by blessing of the
tartans by the Rev. Dr.
Donald Kerr. Wear or carry
tartan and bring friends.
Refreshments will follow
in fellowship hall. RSVP to
Muriel Maxwell.
Call: 377-3588
E-mail: dcm.mfm@
comcast.net
Actors wanted
Date: Dec. 1
Where: Venice Theatre,
140 W Tampa Ave., Venice
Notes: Auditions are being
scheduled for Venice
Theatre's Troupe in a
Trunk spring tour.
Call: 486-8679, Sandy
Children's
holiday party
RSVP: Dec. 1
Date: Dec. 10
Time: noon-3 p.m.
Where: Summerville
Assisted Living Facility,
200 Nassau St., sponsored
by United Way
Notes: Holiday with a
Heart for community chil-
dren and families in need.
Kids from Salvation Army,
YMCA, Big Brothers Big
Sisters, Loveland Center
and more attend. Santa
arrives, limited number of
gift certificates are given
for the kids to give. Re-
freshments will be served.
Call: 408-0595
AARP driver safety
RSVP: Dec. 1
Date: Dec. 4-5
Time: Mornings
Where: Senior Friendship
Centers, 2350 Scenic
Drive, Venice
Notes: A refresher driving
course is offered for those
50 and older. Consists of
two four-hour sessions.
Preregistration is required.
Call: 584-0075
Holiday auction
Date: Dec. 2
Where: First Christian
Church, 1100 Center
Road, Venice
Notes: Art auction, silent
and live by the Venice
Gallery and Studio. All
proceeds benefit local
children's charities,
including Rotary Futures,
Project Graduation,
InStride, and two college
scholarships. Refresh-
ments will be served.
Call: 486-0811
Daughters of British
Empire meet
Date: Dec. 2
Where: Jacaranda Trace,
Jacaranda Boulevard,
South Venice
Notes: All women of
British birth or heritage
are welcome to this
Christmas meeting.
Call: 493-7273


Friends of The
Legacy Trail
Date: Dec. 2
Time: 6 p.m.
Where: Oscar Scherer
State Park
Notes: Short reports from
the county will be fol-
lowed by refreshments to
celebrate FLT's second
anniversary. Attendees
will help with goal-setting
for next year. The public is
invited to attend and join
FLT. No park entry fee for
attendees.
Call: 861-7245
Link: www.legacytrail
friends.org
Venice High School
Concert Series
Date: Dec. 3
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Venice High
School auditorium, Venice
Notes: Guitar/keyboard
concert. Free admission;
donations are appreciat-
ed.
Funny faces
Date: Dec. 3
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Where: Women's Resource
Center, 701 Center Road,
Venice
Notes: Making faces is
good for you. We make
them every day happy,
sad, prune and poker
faces. These are funny
faces that can help your
facial and neck muscles
rebuild and move to
where they used to be.
Get ready to laugh,
breathe and be more
healthy and, of course,
more beautiful.
Cost: $5-$8
Call: 485-9724
Link: www.thewomens
resourcecenter.org
Pancake breakfast
Date: Dec. 4
Time: 8-9:30 a.m.
Where: Christ United
Methodist Church, 1475
Center Road, Venice
Notes: Pancakes prepared
to order, biscuits and
gravy, French toast, bacon
and sausage
Cost: $4, children under
12 free, students 12 and
up $1
Christmas walk
Date: Dec. 4
Time: 5:30-8 p.m.
Where: Downtown Venice
Notes: Santa at the
breezeway of Miami
Avenue, Santa photos,
entertainment, cookies
and treats
Venice High School
Concert Series
Date: Dec. 4
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Venice High
School auditorium, Venice
Notes: Orchestra concert.
Free admission; dona-
tions are appreciated.
Holiday extravaganza
Date: Dec. 4
Time: 3-8 p.m.
Where: Addington's Flor-
ist, 1836 South Tamiami
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Dinner and trivia
Date: Dec. 4
Time: 5-8 p.m.
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 Entertain-
ment; $50 cash prize for
winning team. No cost to
play.
Cost: $8, dinner
Call: 323-0599
Holiday bazaar
Date: Dec. 4-5
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Venetian Golf &
River Club (off Laurel
Road), Venice
Notes: A portion of pro-
ceeds goes to Toys for
Tots.
Holiday Tour
of Homes
Date: Dec. 4-6
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Sarasota
Notes: Tour books for the
Junior League's 32nd
annual Holiday Tour of
Homes books are avail-
able at the Paper Pad in
Venice and through the
league at 3300 South
Tamiami Trail, Suite 3, 9
a.m.-noon, Monday-
Friday.
Cost: $20 advance; $25
day of tour
Call: 953-5600, Leanne
McIntire
Quarter horse show
Date: Dec. 4-7
Time: 8 a.m. start
Where: Fox Lea Farm,
Venice
Notes: American Quarter
Horse Shows test horses'
abilities in different class-
es. Events include jump-
ing, reining, barrel racing,
cutting, roping and pole
bending.
Cost: $5 entry fee
Call: 484-4687
Deaf group and
FTRI phones
RSVP: Dec. 5
Date: Dec. 11
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Barnies Coffee
House, 2127 Cortez Road
West, Bradenton
Notes: Diane Vessels pre-
sents on FTRI specialized
telephone equipment and
hearing loss.
Call: 758-2539
Movie at the park
Date: Dec. 5
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Where: Promise Park,
2401 Taylor Ranch Trail,
Venice (across from Taylor
Ranch School)
Notes: "The Nativity
Story" will start at 7 p.m.
on 25-foot inflatable
screen at Venice Bible
Church's Promise Park.
Bring your own blankets
and chairs. Free admis-
sion and popcorn.
Call: 493-2788


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Venice TGIF party
Date: Dec. 5
Time: 6-11 p.m.
Where: Holiday House,
455 North U.S. 41 Bypass,
Venice
Notes: Music by Bruno
and friends. Dinner and
dance. No cover charge.
Call: 237-8806
Exsultate!
Date: Dec. 5, 7; Feb. 20,
22; April 25, 26
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Grace United
Methodist Church, 400
Field Ave., Venice
Notes: On Dec. 5, "Holi-
day Joys" kicks off the sev-
enth concert season for
this award-winning
chamber chorale. On Feb.
20 and 22 they entertain
with "If Music be the Food
of Love," and on April 25
and 26 they offer
"Starlight Serenade."
Conductor and Artistic
Director Woody McDonell
encourages everyone to
get into the Christmas
spirit with them. The top-
notch ensemble Jubilate!
and Venice High School's
distinguished Le Voci di
Venezia Chamber Choir
will help lay out a toy sack
full of musical goodies.
Cost: $40 season tickets
(three concerts); $17 indi-
vidual tickets; $5 student
tickets
Call: 484-8491 for tickets
or purchase at the door
American Craft Show
Date: Dec. 5-7
Time: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Sarasota Braden-
ton International Con-
vention Center
Notes: Show features 175
artists from across the
nation and their unique
handmade jewelry, cloth-
ing, furniture, home decor
and more. Show offers live
demonstrations, daily raf-
fles and special Green
crafts.
Link: www.craftcouncil.
org/sarasota
Joey Dee &The
Starlighters
Date: Dec. 5
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Where: Venice
Community Center, 326 S.
Nokomis Ave., Venice
Notes: Back in the day,
this group was hailed as
one of the most exciting
groups ever. Now they're
back with other great per-
formers, such as Richie
and Charlie Igui of Soul
Survivors fame.
Cost: $15-$25
Call: 861-1380
Employment success
Date: Dec. 5
Time: 2:30-4 p.m.
Where: Women's Resource
Center, 701 Center Road,
Venice
Notes: WRCSC career
adviser offers guidance in
resume writing, interview-
ing, starting a business
and local employment re-
sources. Facilitated by Jan


Alston.
Cost: $5
Call: 485-9724
Link: www.thewomens
resourcecenter.org
Christmas
fashion show
Date: Dec. 6
Time: noon
Where: Venice Nokomis
Elks Club, 1021 Discovery
Way, Nokomis
Notes: Fashions by La
Cheape Boutique. Door
prizes, lunch. Venice-
Nokomis DROVE 141
B.PO. DOES.
Cost: $12
Call: 484-2204
DAV flea market
Date: Dec. 6
Time: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: DAV Auxiliary 101,
600 East Colonia Lane,
Nokomis
Notes: Flea market
Cost: $10 to rent a table
Call: 485-8260
Pancakes and sale
Date: Dec. 6
Time: 7:30-10 a.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis
United Methodist Church,
208 Palm Ave. (one block
south of blinker light on
U.S. 41)
Notes: Eggs, pancakes,
sausages, coffee, tea and
juice. First of season ga-
rage sale; new additions;
bargains galore.
Donation: $3 adult; $1.50
children 10 and under;
children in strollers free
Call: (phone number for
information)
Animal
holiday bazaar
Date: Dec. 6
Time: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Wildlife Center of
Venice, 3252 Border Road,
Venice
Notes: Holiday decora-
tions, gifts, bake sale,
antiques, plants; Santa
appears at noon.
Call: 484-9657
Deaf Christmas party
Date: Dec. 6
Time: 5:30-9 p.m.
Where: Faith Baptist
Church, 8752 Fruitville
Road, Sarasota
Call: 306-4647, Louis
E-mail: lauricchiojr@
comcast.net
Bird Bay Arts and
Crafts Fair
Date: Dec. 6
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: 606 Bird Bay Drive
South, Venice, Clubhouse
Notes: All items are new
and handmade.
Call: 485-7260
Breakfast with Santa
Date: Dec. 6
Time: 8-10 a.m.
Where: South County
FamilyYMCA, 701 Center
Road, Venice
Notes: Children are invit-
ed to have their picture


taken with Santa and
enjoy breakfast goodies.
Venice Elementary School
Chorus will perform.
Sponsored by Sertoma
Club of Venice.
Call: 486-2626
Aviation Day
Date: Dec. 6
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Venice Municipal
Airport, 400 E. Airport
Ave., Venice (enter gate at
Jet Center)
Notes: New aircraft; jets;
simulator flying; military
aircraft; vendors; heli-
copter, biplane and aero-
batic rides; free admis-
sion; generous fuel dis-
counts; food available.
Call: 485-1799
R/C Fliers of
Venice Inc.
Fall Electric Classic
Date: Dec. 6-7
Time: 8 a.m.
Where: Field is near 1-75;
Exit 195, east on Laurel
Road, north on Knights
Trail and proceed 4.5
miles to Sarasota County
landfill. Keep right and
follow signs to rear of the
complex.
Notes: Club is Academy of
Model Aeronautics char-
tered.
Cost: $10 registration and
receive lunch
Call: 223-0855
Nature walk
Date: Dec. 6
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Where: Bay Preserve at
Osprey, 400 Palmetto Ave.,
Osprey
Notes: Sarasota Conser-
vation Foundation hosts
the free walk with envi-
ronmental educator, Bud
Doyle. The preserve is
being transformed from a
private residence to a
public park and center for
the environment, arts,
education and recreation.
Call: RSVP by calling 918-
2100
Square dance
Date: Dec. 6
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Where: Woodmere Park,
3951 Woodmere Park
Blvd., Venice
Notes: Buttons & Bows of
Venice entertain; plus/
rounds.
Call: 496-8516
Historic Venice
Trolley Tours
Date: Jan. 5 date to
purchase reserved seating
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Triangle Inn, 351
S. Nassau St., Venice
Notes: Reserved tickets go
on sale for tours that will
run on Saturdays: Jan. 24,
Feb. 7, Feb. 21 and March
7. Each Historic Trolley
Tour takes place at 9:30
a.m. or 11 a.m.
Cost: $15
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WELL-BEING BRIEFS
Family support
Family Support Group, 6:30-7:30 p.m.,
fourth Wednesday of the month (Nov.
26), South County Resource Center, 7810
Tamiami Trail. Free. Contact Wendy
Hernandez at 539-8957 or whemandez@
jfcs-cares.org.
Stroke support
Stroke Support Group, 11:30 a.m.,
fourth Wednesday of the month (Nov.
26), Englewood Community Hospital
Rehab Center in the YMCA across from
the hospital, 701 Medical Blvd. RSVP to
475-3558.
Recovery support
Relapse Prevention and Recovery
Support group, 6 p.m., fourth Thursday
of the month, Home Detox Inc. at 530
South U.S. 41 Bypass, Unit 12B, in
Brickyard Plaza. Led by Sharon R.
Mays-Tremain. Call 412-3869 or visit
homedetoxinc.com.
Bereavement group
The Bereavement Support Group meets
3-4 p.m., the second and fourth
Thursday of the month in the
Administrative Conference Room at
Englewood Community Hospital, 700
Medical Blvd. Call 697-0783.
Networking group
Manasota BUDS South County Branch
Down Syndrome Networking Group, 6-8
p.m., first Monday of the month (Dec.
1), PlayAway in Galleria Plaza, 2097
South Tamiami Trail. Refreshments and
child care provided. Call 493-8907 or
visit manasotabuds.org.
Codependents Anonymous
CODA (Codependents Anonymous) has
weekly meetings from the beginning of
November until the end of April. These
meetings are for women only and are held
noon-1 p.m. every Thursday at Venice
Bible Church, 2395 W Shamrock (west of
U.S. 41), Venice. Call Dorothy, 486-5367.
Naranon group
Thursday Naranon Family Group, a sup-
port group for families who have some-
one with drug addiction, 7-8 p.m., St.
Mark's Church, 513 Nassau St. S., in


Venice (behind Venice Regional Medical
Center). This group is for the family, not
the addict. The program is based on the
12 steps of AA and Alanon.
Brain injury
Brain-injury support group, 6:30-8 p.m.,
first Thursday of the month (Dec. 4),
Mid-County Regional Library, 2050
Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte. Call
Bob at 697-3055.
Networking group
Manasota BUDS South County Branch
Down Syndrome Networking Group, 6-8
p.m., first Monday of the month (Dec.
1), PlayAway in Galleria Plaza, 2097
South Tamiami Trail. Refreshments and
child care provided. Call 493-8907 or
visit manasotabuds.org.
Alzheimer's group
Monthly Alzheimer's Support Group,
1 p.m., second Monday of the month
(Dec. 8), Sterling House of Venice, 1200
Avenida del Circo. Call 485-8885.
Water exercise class
When: 7:45-8:45 a.m. weekdays
Where: Arlington Park and Aquatic
Facility, 2650 Waldemere St., Sarasota
Notes: Low-intensity, low-impact workout
in a friendly environment. Led by certified
instructors. Wear your suit and bring a
towel. Workouts are $5 each or $35 for 20
visits. No classes Nov. 27 and 28.
Call: 861-5000, ask about water exercise
class at Arlington Park and Aquatic
Facility.
Medicare help
Associated Medicare Patients Inc., an
independent, nonprofit corporation of
volunteers, helps those on Medicare
navigate the cumbersome health insur-
ance system. AMP is free and serves
Sarasota, Englewood and Venice. Open
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Wednesday. AMP is on the
second floor of the Pat Buster Building
at the Senior Friendship Center, 2350
Scenic Drive, Venice. AMP is always
looking to train new counselors. For
more information, call 584-0051.

Please see WELL-BEING, 9B


Thyme after thyme


EDITOR'S NOTE: Dr.
Cristina Babiak is writing an
herb-of-the-month column
for the Venice Gondolier
Sun. It offers information
and tips for growing herbs
and cooking with them. It
features herbs that can be
grown in Southwest Florida.

This month's herb is
thyme. There is a whole
family of them. Thymes
are a variety of species
from the dry Mediterran-
ean region of Europe that
prefer a temperate cli-
mate with well-drained
sandy soil and lots of
sunshine. Some vari-
eties are low creeping
while others grow as a
low bush. They sprout
easily from seeds or
grow easily from cut-
tings and require only
light watering.
Common thyme is low
creeping with variable
small fragrant flowers
that can be grown in
pots or planted between
paver stones or wherever
a low, sweet ground
cover that reseeds itself
is desired.
Lemon thyme is my


favorite for taste and is
mild enough to use for
children with digestive
and bronchial disorders
as a bath, syrup, salve,
tea, etc.
Thyme leaves and
flowers can be harvested
by clipping anytime for
use as flavoring in salads,
on vegetables or meats
or as medicine, fresh or
dried. Most thymes con-
tain the ingredient thy-
mol, which is antiseptic,
antimicrobial and relax-
es lung spasms. You may
have experienced it as
the original aromatic
ingredient in vapo rubs.
Thymes were used for
centuries by ancient civ-
ilizations to repel inva-
sions of all kinds of bit-
ing bugs, scorpions and
snakes. Now we use
thyme as a powerful anti-
septic expectorant that
relieves chest congestion
and spasm in cases of
bronchitis, pneumonia
and asthma. You can
inhale vapors from a
thyme simmered in water
and then drink the tea.
Put thyme essential oil in
a bowl of hot water, place
a towel over your head
and bowl and inhale the
steam.
Diluted thyme oil can
be rubbed on the skin to
increase circulation and
kill fungus. Essential oils
should not be taken by
mouth and usually need
to be diluted for use on
skin since they are so


strong.
Drinking hot thyme
tea warms the stomach
to relieve indigestion
and gut spasms, diar-
rhea and chills, and
menstrual cramps.
I prescribe strong
organic thyme teas in
remedies to stimulate
immunity, clear mucous
and calm spasm. For
cough and congestion
you may use dried
thyme from the home
spice rack if it is fairly
fresh and smells strong;
1 teaspoon per cup of
water simmered in a
covered pan for five to 10
minutes. Put towel over
your head and inhale
deeply. This remedy is
effective and safer than
any over-the-counter
medicine you can buy
for colds and flu.
Thyme also has its
culinary delights. It is
the principal flavor of
clam and fish chowders.
It can be added to any
soup, vegetable dish,
marinade or salad dress-
ing. Thyme often is used
in turkey stuffing for
great flavor and aroma. A
pinch is plenty as this is
a powerful herb when
fresh or freshly dried.

Dr Cristina Babiak is a
board-certified family
physician and herbalist.
You can e-mail your
questions about herbs to
tbmd@comcast.net or call
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FROM VENICE
LIONS CLUB


Once again the Lions
International and the Ven-
ice Lions Club have con-
cluded their 2008-2009
Peace Poster contest with
Epiphany Cathedral, Laur-
el Nokomis and Venice
Middle school students
participating.
The Lions Club helps
the participating schools
with financial aid for sup-
plies.
The theme this year was
Peace Begins With Me, and
the students submitted
posters with some won-
derful ideas.
From the hundreds of
posters that were submit-


ted to the art teachers,
after judging, the teachers
submitted about a dozen
posters from each school
to the Lions Club. The


Lions Club in turn selected
the winning entry from
each school and will send
them to the district level to
be judged against entries


from other districts.
The district winners will
then go to national and
finally international for
global judging.


Laurel/Nokomis first-place winner Brittany Romanok displays her first-place winning art while
Lions Ed Lynch and Barbara McGillicuddy look on.


Andrea Brusger won first place for her school, Epiphany Cathedral. Her mother and friend look
on.


Venice Christian School puts on musical


STAFF REPORT

Under the direction of
music teacher Donna
Smith, students of Venice
Christian School recently
performed an array of
contemporary and tradi-
tional songs, including
"Great is the Lord Al-
mighty," "Let It Rise," "In-
describable" and "We
Gather Together."
Venice Church of the
Nazarene hosted the
event, which attracted
more than 500 family
members and friends.
Fifth- and sixth-grade stu-
dents Josh McClendon,
Lance Schacht, Sage
Smith and Ashlyn Weed
narrated the show using
life-size puppets.
In addition, the student
praise band and string
players helped lead the
music. The show featured
dancers Noelle Oxboel
and Courtney Krause. Pre-


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laude
FROM BOWLING GREEN
STATE UNIVERSITY

Shane P Lewis, of
Venice, graduated magna
cum laude from Bowling
Green State University in
August with a bachelor of
science degree in journal-
ism.
BGSU held its summer
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graduates representing 64
Ohio counties, 35 states
and 28 nations.


Looking for a
few good bands
The Venice Holi-
day Parade is in the
final stages of plan-
ning. The parade
takes place annually
on the Saturday after
Thanksgiving at sun-
set. That is Nov. 29
this year.
As of Oct. 20, 130
units floats,
marchers, dancers
and other displays -
were signed up to
participate. This is 30
more than in past
years.
However, parade
organizers are look-
ing for marching
bands to participate.
Those wishing to
be in the parade
should contact Mike
Gelormino, 468-6665.


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WELL-BEING from Page 7B
Awakening Meditation and
Support Group
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Serenity Gardens, 602
E.Venice Ave.
Notes: To help one heal, learn,
explore and evolve from the
inside/out. With Jill Stambaugh,
intuitive channel. First and third
Tuesday each month.
Cost: $15
Link: www.serenity
gardensofvenice.com
Hearing Loss
Association meeting
The Hearing Loss Association of
Charlotte County will have its
Christmas meeting at 2 p.m. Friday,
Dec. 5, in the Palm Room at the
Charlotte County Cultural Center,
Aaron Street, Port Charlotte. The
Signing Hands will be performing
Christmas songs. Please come early
for lunch in the cafeteria at the
Cultural Center. Please bring
canned foods or a wrapped,
marked gift for boy or girl and
everything will be donated. Bring
your neighbors, friends or family to
share this Christmas season meet-
ing. Light refreshments will be
served. Call 941-625-1782.


Line dancing classes
Line dancing classes with Jackie
Wheeler, intermediate class, 7-8:30
Monday; beginner class, 7-8:30
Wednesday. Fee: $4 per class. Call
493-2776.
Hypnosis
* Hypnosis and Weight Loss, 5-6 p.m.
Monday, Serenity Gardens, 602 E.
Venice Ave. Fee: $10 in advance or
$15 drop in. Visit serenitygardens
ofvenice.com or call 445-4322.
Zumba dance classes
Zumba dance fitness class, 6:15-
7:15 p.m. Tuesday and
Wednesday at the Venice
Community Center, 326 S.
Nokomis Ave. E-mail
mlszerbin@aol.com or call 685-
8445 to reserve a spot.
Screenings
Free blood pressure and blood
sugar tests by Home Health
Services of Venice, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Thursday at Venice HealthPark,
1201 Jacaranda Blvd. Call 485-7711.
Meditation
Meditation and Eckhart Tolle's '"A
New Earth," 7-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday at Mellow Run, 1270
Thoreau Circle, Venice. Call 445-
7134 to pre-register.
Acupuncture
Acupuncture physician Dr. Lucy
Han holds free seminars, noon-1
p.m. Wednesday at 389
Commercial Court, Suite B. RSVP


to 486-1555.
Balance class
Fall-prevention class, 11 a.m.-noon
Wednesday, Our Savior Lutheran
Church, 2705 North Tamiami Trail,
Nokomis. The class is all about fall
prevention as the exercises build
on your core strength. Call 408-
3135.
Insurance advice
Health Insurance Advice for
Seniors visits the Senior
Friendship Centers, 9-11 a.m.
Thursday at 2350 Scenic Drive.
Call 584-0075.


Meditation
Meditation and Eckhart Tolle's 'A
New Earth," 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday
at Serenity Gardens, 602 E. Venice
Ave, Venice. Call 484-5394 to pre-
register.
Caregiver Time Out
A free weekly caregiver support
group meets 1:15-3 p.m. Friday at
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 508
Riviera St. Led by a professional
facilitator, Caregiver Time Out
offers group support, community
resources and activities provided
for loved ones during the session.
Registration required. Call Pamela
at 366-2224.


Couples Helping Couples
An anonymous 12-step program
for all couples looking to improve
their relationships, 7:30-9 p.m.
Friday at Our Savior Lutheran
Church, 2705 North Tamiami
Trail, Nokomis. Twelve-step expe-
rience not necessary. Couples
work on such things as commit-
ment, communication, conflict
resolution anything that
impedes a healthy and happy
relationship. Free. (A donation to
cover rent would be appreciated
but is not necessary.) Call 474-
5315 or 492-9547 or visit
www.recovering-couples.org for
more information.
Walkabout group
The Saturday Morning Walkabout


group meets at 8 a.m. Saturday
at Volunteer Park, behind the
Gulf Coast Community
Foundation of Venice. Each
Saturday a different 2-1/2 mile
route is selected. Mileage is
recorded and incentive awards
are presented for various total
miles walked. Bring your pets,
too. New walkers welcome.
Bicycling
Join bicyclists from 9:30-10:30
a.m. Saturday at Volunteer Park,
behind the Gulf Coast Community
Foundation of Venice, for a
leisurely 10-mile ride on the
Venetian Waterway Park. All levels
of experience welcome. Call 468-
8124.
Codependents Anonymous
A women-only Codependents
Anonymous group, 10-11 a.m.
Thursday, Unity of Sarasota, 3023
Procter Road, Sarasota. Newcomers
welcome. Call 306-1825 or visit
www.coda.org.
Nar-Anon
A support group for those who
have loved ones affected by drug
addiction meets at 7 p.m.
Thursday in the lounge at St.
Mark's Episcopal Church, 508
Riviera St. Call Ray at 497-6879.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at
7:30 p.m. Tuesday and
Thursday in the Suncoast
Auditorium of Englewood
Community Hospital, 700
Medical Blvd. Call 426-7655.
Al-Anon
Al-Anon and Alateen family meet-
ings take place several times a week
at area locations. Call 426-7655 or
visit southfloridaal-anon.org.
* St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 508
Riviera St., 7 p.m. Monday
* Let Go & Let God AFG, Venice
Presbyterian Church, 111 E.
Firenze St., 7:30 p.m. Tuesday
* Freedom AFG, Church of the
Nazarene, 1535 E. Venice Ave.
(children welcome), 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday
* Wednesday Step Study, Grace
United Methodist Church, 400 E.
Field St., 7 p.m. Wednesday
* Steps & Growth, The Church of
Christ, 4301 State Road 776, 10
a.m. Thursday
* Peace Pipe, Emmanuel Lutheran
Church, 790 South Tamiami Trail,
Room 101, 7 p.m. Thursday
* On the island, Emmanuel
Lutheran Church, 790 South
Tamiami Trail, 8 p.m. Thursday
* Step in the Right Direction, St.
Mark's Episcopal Church, 508
Riviera St., 7 p.m. Friday
* Saturday Night Live, Emmanuel
Lutheran Church, 790 South
Tamiami Trail, 7 p.m. Saturday
* Keep it Simple Sunday,
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 790
South Tamiami Trail, 7 p.m.
Sunday
Yoga with Elin
on Venice Beach
Free yoga on the beach. 8 a.m.
and 9 a.m. Monday, Tuesdays,
Thursday and Saturdays; 5:30
p.m. Monday and Wednesdays;
and starting Dec. 6, 10 a.m.
Saturday.


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COURTESY PHOTO


COURTESY PHOTO


WEDDING


Dean- Staudenmaier


Barbara Dean, of Ven-
ice, Fla., daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Brian L. Dean, of
Venice, became the bride
of Richard Staudenmaier,
ofVenice, on Oct. 11, 2008.
He is the son of Karen
and Bob Staudenmaier, of
Venice.
The 4 p.m. ceremony
was performed at the
bride's godparents' house
in Sorrento Ranches with
John Casella officiating. A
reception followed at
Mission Valley Country
Club.
Maid of honor was
Mindy Vitale, of Tallahas-
see, best friend of the
bride. Bridesmaids were
Marina Gielow, of Venice,
friend of the bride; Laura
Burke, of Atlanta, Ga.,
friend of the bride; Casey
Presler, of Venice, friend of
the bride; Kathryn David-
son, of Tallahassee, friend
of the bride; Krysta Staud-
enmaier, of Venice, sister-
in-law of the groom.
Best man was Mike
Shinsky, of Venice, friend
of the groom. Groomsmen
were Mike Staudenmaier,


of Venice, groom's brother;
Jim Staudenmaier, of Little
Rock, Ark., groom's broth-
er; Jeff Staudenmaier, of
Orlando, groom's brother;
Brian Dean, of Tallahassee,
bride's brother; and John
Dean, of Venice, bride's
brother.
The bride is a 2005
graduate of Venice High
School. She started at
Florida State University
and hopes to continue her
education in San Diego,
Calif.
The groom is a 2004
graduate of Venice High
School. He is a U.S. Navy
Seal and is stationed in
San Diego until he deploys
this spring.
Flower girls were Mad-
die Davies, of Lafayette,
N.J., cousin of the groom;
and Abby Staas, of Venice,
a special family friend of
the bride.
Ring bearers were Riley
and Gracie, of Venice,
Barb and Rick's dogs.
Program director was
Daniel Staas, of Venice, a
special family friend of the
bride.


COURTESY PHOTO


ENGAGEMENT


Shalkop-St. Louis


Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Shalkop, of Osprey, Fla.,
announce the engage-
ment of their daughter,
Lauren A. Shalcop, of
Tampa, Fla., to James S. St.
Louis III, of Tampa, Fla.
He is the son of Dr. and
Mrs. James St. Louis of
Belleair, Fla.
The bride-elect is a
2001 graduate of Venice
High School inVenice, Fla.,
and a 2005 graduate of
Florida State University in
Tallahassee, Fla.
She majored in busi-
ness administration and
marketing and is employ-
ed by The Laser Spine
Institute as a senior chan-
nel developer.


The bridegroom-to-be
is a 2000 graduate of
Cullman High School in
Cullman, Ala., and a 2004
graduate of Murray State
University in Murray, Ky.
He majored in business
administration and fi-
nance and is employed by
The Laser Spine Institute
as vice president of opera-
tions.
He received his MBA in
2006 and furthered his
education in 2007 with a
masters in finance and
economics. In 2008, he re-
ceived a masters in tele-
communications.
The wedding will take
place April 4, 2009, in
Sarasota, Fla.


Lindsay Michelle Zaun-
er, daughter of Amy Zaun-
er and John Zauner of
Newnan, Ga., and grand-
daughter of Nicholas and
Katherine Zauner of Ven-
ice, Fla., became the bride
of Philip Michael Bonelli,
son of Mark and Linda
Bonelli of Sautee, Ga., on
Aug. 2, 2008, at the Helen
First Baptist Church.
Bishop David Epps of
Christ the King Church in
Newnan officiated.
Jesse Zauner of Newnan
was her sister's maid of
honor. Other bridesmaids
included Allison Zauner of
Newnan, sister of the
bride; Erin Zauner of New-
nan, sister of the bride;
Amber McKeel of Box
Springs, Ga.; Christin Mor-
gan of Newnan; Dana
Breedlove of Newnan; and
Lauren Kokemor of New
Orleans, La. They wore
dresses of tea-length clov-
er green nu-georgette with
an ivory satin sash and
carried bouquets of hand-
tied pink lilies.
Bethany Sewall, cousin
of the bride, rendered a
program of nuptial music.


In addition, Bethany and
her sister, Anna Sewall,
performed a piano and
flute duet. Laura Drexler of
Lawrenceville, Ga., cousin
of the bride, oversaw the
bride's book.
Kyle Bochat of Demor-
est, Ga., served as best
man. Other groomsmen
were Nick Bonelli of Sau-
tee, brother of the groom;
Mazeen Porbandarwala of
Kennesaw, Ga.; Matt Dis-
kin of St. Simons Island,
Ga.; Justin Yawn of St.
Simons Island; Matt Tot-
ten of Brunswick, Ga.; and
Cody Baker of Cleveland,
Ga.
The bride entered with
her parents. She wore an
ivory satin strapless gown
with pearl- and crystal-
beaded embellishments.
Her bouquet consisted of
hand-tied white lilies and
pink-tipped ivory roses.
Following the ceremo-
ny, a reception was hosted
by the bride's parents at
Unicoi State Park, Helen,
Ga. Following a honey-
moon to Charleston, S.C.,
Mr. and Mrs. Bonelli are
residing in Gainesville, Ga.


MILITARY HONORS


Donald W. Wingate has
been promoted to the rank
of colonel in the U.S. Air
Force.
Wingate is a U.S. Air
Forces Central Force Pro-
tection deputy director
with 24 years of military
service.
He is the son of Donald
and Edna Wingate of No-
komis, Fla., and brother of
Loice Carpenter of Venice,
Fla.
His wife, Andrea, is the
daughter of Alex Matyus of
Broadview Heights, Ohio.
The colonel graduated
in 1981 from Venice High
School and received a
bachelor's degree in 1987
from the U.S. Air Force
Academy, Colorado Springs,
Colo. He earned a master's
degree in 1995 from Web-
ster University, San Anto-
nio, Texas.
Air National Guard
Airman Caesar J. Bell has
graduated from basic mili-
tary training at Lackland
Air Force Base, San An-
tonio, Texas.
During the six weeks of
training, the airman stud-
ied the Air Force mission,
organization, and military
customs and courtesies;
performed drill and cere-
mony marches, and re-
ceived physical training,
rifle marksmanship, field
training exercises, and
special training in human
relations.
In addition, airmen
who complete basic train-
ing earn credits toward an
associate in applied sci-
ence degree through the


Community College of the
Air Force.
He is the son of Hay-
wood Bolling of Second
St., Westbury, N.Y., and
Kim Bell of Settlement
Road, Venice, Fla.
Bell graduated in 2003
from Poughkeepsie High
School, N.Y.
Air Force Airman
Travis G. Maxwell has
graduated from basic mili-
tary training at Lackland
Air Force Base, San Antonio,
Texas.
During
the six
weeks of
training, the
airman n
studied the
Air Force
mission,
organiza-
tion, and
military Maxwell


customs and courtesies;
performed drill and cere-
mony marches, and
received physical training,
rifle marksmanship, field
training exercises, and
special training in human
relations.
In addition, airmen
who complete basic train-
ing earn credits toward an
associate in applied sci-
ence degree through the
Community College of the
Air Force.
He is the son of Susan
Schult of Goya Drive,
Nokomis, Fla., and step-
son of Betty Hughes of Old
County Road, Severna
Park, Md.
Maxwell is a 2006 grad-
uate of Venice High
School, Venice, Fla.


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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26, 2008


COPD: Four things

you need to know

November is COPD Awareness Month.


FROM NAPSA


What's the fourth lead-
ing cause of death in the
U.S., claiming 120,000 lives
each year? If you're like
most people, you've prob-
ably never even heard of it.
COPD (chronic obstruc-
tive pulmonary disease) is
a serious lung disease that
over time makes it hard to
breathe. More than 12 mil-
lion Americans have been
diagnosed with COPD,
and another 12 million
likely have the disease and
don't even know it, accord-
ing to the National Heart,
Lung, and Blood Institute
(NHLBI).


Talk to your doctor if short-
ness of breath prevents you
from performing simple tasks
like climbing stairs, grocery
shopping or walking to the
mailbox.You could be at risk
for COPD.

The NHLBI launched
COPD Learn More Breathe
Better, a national cam-
paign designed to improve
awareness of COPD. The
campaign offers these four
things that everyone needs
to know about the disease:
1. Be aware of the risk
factors.
You could be at risk for
COPD if you:
can't perform simple
tasks you used to be able
to do, like climbing stairs,
grocery shopping or walk-
ing to the mailbox;
are over 40 and smoke
or used to smoke;
have worked or lived
around chemicals or
fumes; or
have certain genetic
conditions.



MCC seeks

volunteers

FROM MANATEE
COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Manatee Community
College invites volunteers
to serve in a variety of
capacities at campuses in
Bradenton, Venice and
Lakewood Ranch.
Becoming part of the
growing volunteer pro-
gram offers an opportuni-
ty to use one's talents and
experience to help stu-
dents and the education
community, and to meet
new people and enjoy a
stimulating campus envi-
ronment.
Volunteer positions and
duties may include tutor-
ing; being an instruction-
al/lab assistant; perform-
ing clerical tasks; working
in the library, bookstore or
registration office; or help-
ing out with theater, art,
Family Heritage House
Museum and athletic
events.
There is no minimum
hour requirement and vol-
unteers may choose a set,
on-call or seasonal sched-
ule. MCC volunteers re-
ceive benefits and rewards
that include an annual
recognition event and cer-
tificate of appreciation.
Find out more at
mccfl.edu/Volunteer or by
calling Judy Wishart in the
volunteer services office at
941-752-5208.


If this sounds like you,
it's important to let your
doctor know and make
regular appointments,
even if you're feeling fine.
2. Recognize the symp-
toms.
Shortness of breath,
"smoker's cough" and
wheezing are all symp-
toms of COPD. The disease
develops slowly, so it's
important to report symp-
toms to your doctor right
away, no matter how mild
they seem.
3. Ask your doctor
about a simple breathing
test.
If you think you might
be at risk for COPD, talk to
your doctor about a simple
breathing test called
spirometry that is used to
diagnose the disease. It
involves breathing out as
hard and fast as you can
into a tube connected to a
machine that measures
your lung function.
4. Follow treatment
advice.
If you are diagnosed
with COPD, there is hope.
You can take steps to make
breathing easier and live a
longer and more active
life:
Take medication as
directed by your doctor.
Enroll in a pulmonary
rehabilitation program.
Avoid pollutants or
fumes that can irritate
your lungs.
Get flu and pneumo-
nia shots as directed by
your doctor.
For more, visit www.
LearnAboutCOPD.org.


MILESTONES


HONORSfrom Page 10B
Air Force Airman 1st
Class Brandi D. Howard
has graduated from basic
military training at Lack-
land Air Force Base, San
Antonio, Texas.
During the six weeks of
training, the airman stud-
ied the Air Force mission,
organization, core values,
and military customs and
courtesies; performed drill
and ceremony marches,
and received physical
training, rifle marksman-
ship, field training exercis-
es, and special training in
human relations.
In addition, airmen
who complete basic train-
ing earn credits toward an


SUN NEWSPAPERS 11B

associate in applied science
degree relating through the
Community College of the
Air Force.
She is
the daugh-
ter of Clem-
entine How-
ard of Poca-
tella Ave.,
North Port,
Fla., and
grand -
daughter of C
Laura How- Howard
ard of 24th
St., Sarasota, Fla.
Howard graduated in
2005 from North Port High
School, and received an
associate degree in 2008
from Manatee Commun-
ity College, Venice, Fla.


COURTESY PHOTO


60TH ANNIVERSARY


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Sean Bemiller, left, and Christopher Pereira sit front-row cen-
ter at Barnes and Noble bookstore. The duo caught the
Venice Elementary School spirit cheering for the chorus that
performed at the store and was introduced to the audience
as the "ambassadors from Venice."


CONTACT US
FRAN VALENCIC
SOCIAL COLUMNIST
franvalencic@comcast.net
SUN NEWSPAPERS


Breanna Gabbard, left, Rebecca Wessler and I
Jessica Conover get ready to perform with
the chorus at the Venice Elementary School Tom Mailman, left, Greg Putman, Norman MacLellan and Venice Mayor Ed
tribute to veterans. Martin participate in the tribute to veterans at Venice Elementary School.


Venice Elementary School students give thanks


Savannah James
celebrates her
first feast at
Venice Elementary
School. This first-
grade student
made the acces-
sories to her cos-
tume. She enjoyed
learning to finger
weave.


FRAN VALENCIC
SOCIAL COLUMNIST


Bravo, teacher Linda Trigg
and the rest of the teachers,
for celebrating patriotism.
Venice ambassadors
"I'd like to introduce our
ambassadors from Venice,"
said the manager of Barnes
and Noble in Sarasota as
she introduced the Venice
Elementary School Chorus.
The students sang at a
fundraiser for the Education
Foundation. The students
also sang at the Publix
Holiday Party in Venice.
The chorus
brings its
holiday
cheer to
theYMCA
on Dec. 6
at 8:30
a.m. and
on Dec. 13
to the


,'


Sarasota Bradenton Inter-
national Airport.
Three cheers to our Ven-
ice ambassadors and their
parents.
The feast
Bravo to chair Jenn Reaves,
the teachers, parents, volun-
teers and friends who man-
aged to create a Thanksgiving
feast for about 300 featuring
the Separatists and the
Wampanog Indians atVenice
Elementary School.
Each year, this day high-
lights an American History
unit with a Thanksgiving
feast.
Happy Thanksgiving
My gratitude journal
includes the readers who
enrich my life each day.
Thank you for your kind
words, hugs and encourage-
ment as I do my work. Each
if you is a community cham-
pion and deserves a tip of the
hat for making Venice a great
place to live and bringing


Sparkles to my life.


The Holiday Parade
Remember to bring your
holiday spirit to the annual
Holiday Parade featuring
neighbors and friends and
our favorite man of the hour,
Santa Claus. The parade starts
at 7 p.m. Saturday but you'll
want to come early to see all
the pre-parade entertainment.
Our best
The special person of this
week is Fran Valencic, the
Gondolier Sun's indefatigable
woman about town. Busier
than any three people you
could name, she would
rather undergo a root canal
than miss seeing her beloved
VHS Indians (VHS, but
Cleveland, too) compete in a
sporting event.
She always has a smile on
her face, a kind word on her
lips and a camera in her hand
to take photos of the people
she thinks make Venice a
great place to live. We think
she's one of them.
Thanks, Fran, from your
family at the Gondolier Sun.


Jenn Reeves, chair of the feast, makes sure there
are enough rolls to serve more than 300 people
at Venice Elementary School. She deserves a
hand as more than 300 people were served in
about 20 minutes. This wise woman used two buf-
fets and served from both sides on each of them.


Monica Julien and her daughter, Tatiana, share a
hug at the tribute to veterans at Venice
Elementary School. Monica is president of the
PTA and made sure the annual Powwow at the
school brought profit and fun.


Veronica Smith, left,
Naomi Pepper,
Hannah Robertson,
Nicole McKinnon and
Maya Weerasooriya
visit and take in the
beautiful day after .
eating all the deli-
cious food prepared *
by parents and
teachers at the annu- "
al feast at Venice
Elementary School.


Educator Linda Trigg and bagpiper Ross Allen review the schedule at the
tribute to veterans at Venice Elementary School. Trigg organizes the event
each year to encourage the boys and girls to celebrate their country and
the people who sacrificed to allow them the privileged life they lead. The
soft breeze and flowing flags added to the spirit as Ross played "Amazing
Grace." For many students it was the first time they heard a bagpipe and
saw it played.


Kay Kennedy and Lyle Bullock catch the spirit at the tribute to
veterans at Venice Elementary School.








Anna Sand-
Lambert

pumpkin pie
at the feast at
Venice
Elementary
SSchool.




-' Kaitlyn Ittell, left, and Ruby Bullock
wait for dinner at the Venice
Elementary School feast.


Paige Loehrig,
left, gets
instructions
from music
teacher Roberta
Reale at the trib-
ute to veterans
at Venice
Elementary
School.


Theresa
Sarnowski and
Nugget, the gold-
en doodle, take
time to enjoy the
tribute to veter-
ans at Venice
Elementary
School. Nugget is
a regular at the
school and
enjoys his work
teaching students
the benefits of
touch and love.


Hannah Ritter, left, Kayton Kort, Bailee McNamee and Nora
Simpson wait in line to get some of the turkey, ham, potatoes,
cornbread and other homemade food at the feast at Venice
Elementary School.







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refrigerator, plus storage and display space.


BY KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR


Q recently listed with Coldwell Banker Residen-
tial Realtors Norman and Jan Holloway is one
of the most unique properties on the island
of Venice. Located on Laguna, the 4,926-
square-foot house is backed by the Intracoastal
Waterway.
Twin driveways lead to a paver courtyard at the
front of the house, which is flanked by two one-car
garages on each side, offering room for four cars plus
space for a workshop and extra storage.
French doors lead into the home's living area,
which includes the formal living room, dining room
and great room within steps of the kitchen, which
has a true walk-in pantry, granite counters and top-
of-the-line appliances. Storage was well planned for
this house. In addition to the spacious pantry, there
is a library loaded with built-ins; CD, DVD and cas-
sette storage in a slide-out rack next to the flat-
screen TV in the family room; room-sized closets in
the master suite and a recessed bar area handy to the
kitchen and living areas. The sunken bar with prep
and serving counters features a built-in icemaker fed
by water purified in a reverse osmosis system and
deep drawers in which to house liquor bottles.
There also is an undercounter refrigerator and
some extra lighted display space, which can be
used for most anything one desires.
From the master suite, living area, family
room and pool deck, the owners can enjoy
sweeping views of the Intracoastal, yacht club
and jetties. Deepwater sailboats can easily be
accommodated along the seawall and/or on
the 24,000-pound boat lift with a


ingle-


car garage spaces and the steps to the home's entrance.


covered lanai area, which also has a coral-stone floor.
Windows facing the back of the house have been
installed aquarium-style to maximize the views.
1lih. m.iist Line includes an offset day room. Both
,sp.cs. hi\,. Intracoastal views.
o )n thi other side of the house there are two
itiI.-st bdrooms, each with its own private
th-imiii-d bathroom.
Bi 1dwin hardware with lifetime war-
iiniiies has been used on all doors. Ceil-
iims range from 12 feet to 22 feet in
height. Plaster ceiling medallions,
crown molding and unusual ceiling
\fans are some of the home's designer
touches.
A 40-kilowatt generator that can
^ provide power for the entire house
and a central vacuum system are
two of many extras included.
Listed for $4,850,000, the house,
'at 610 Laguna Drive, can be seen
;by appointment. Call Norm Hol-
loway at 416-1400. Call Jan Hol-
loway at 483-6699.







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END ONLY! APPROVAL
WITHIN ONE HOUR. NEW
HOME 3/2/3 POOL/SPA
LOADED W UPGRADED
FEATURES. $359,900.00
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1022 ENGLEWOOD
FOR SALE

103 Mark Twain Ln.
3/2/2 Fam Rm & Huge
lanai $188K
8 Par View Rd. 3/2/2
Pool home in Long Mead-
ow $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
2/2 NEW 1200sf
100% Owner Financing
No Money Down-$750/mo
Owner: (239)-643-6672


1022 ENGLEWOOD
FOR SALE

711 Boundary Blvd.
Huge 4/2/2 w/ pool Over-
sized lot $289K
207 Rotonda Blvd.
Newer Huge 5 Bedroom
Pool Home $299,500
12129 Mayfair Ave
3000+sf 4/3/2 w/ pool
on 2 lots $329k
883 Rotonda Blvd.
Newer Huge 3/2.5/2+
w/ pool on Rotonda River
$339KTerry Long
941-830-2347
RE/MAX Bayside.
BANK FORECLOSURES
FIXXERUPPERS
Many to choose from,
pricing is right Venice
Englewood, North Port
Hussein Taha-Lic.RE Bro-
ker 941468-7614
Englewood
East,2/2/1,every thing
donejust move in
See online
http://lynnevaneck.mfr.ml
xchange.com $89,000.
Lynne Van Eck 716-4754
Charity Cain-Kelly Realty
Gulf Cove 3/2/2 Fenced
Yrd, Renovated + Updat-
ed, Tile, New Lanai, Furn?.
$139K (941)-697-2987
Open Daily Noon-4
Builder's Model 3/2/2
$129,900 1311sf
12542 Gulfstream Blvd.
Coastal Living Realty.
941-685-3930
www.newenglewoodhomes corn
SHORT SALE. ONE WEEK-
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Waterfront FREE
HOME with the purchase
of this Oversized water-
front 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

SHORT SALE. ONE WEEK-
END ONLY! APPROVAL
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HOME 3/2/3 POOL/SPA
LOADED W UPGRADED
FEATURES. $359,900.00
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1024 NORTH PORT

$$$125k BANK
OWNED FORECLOSURE.
MUST SELL Lg. new
home. View this bank
foreclosure & All others
@ all diffemet prices @
www.ViewHomesToday.net
Aterra Real Estate Svcs.
941-650-4720
$0 Down 3/2/2
Financing Available
Free Pre-Qualifying.
$88,700 (941)-725-1355


6 Mths No Interest!
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programs. All Homes
3BR/2BA/Gar
Prices Starting at
$79K 941-716-0040
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Many to choose from,
pricing is right Venice
Englewood, North Port
Hussein Taha-Lic.RE Bro-
ker 941468-7614
HANDYMAN SPECIAL
OWNER FINANCING
$500/mo.
Call 941-429-0293
SHORT SALE. ONE WEEK-
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FEATURES. $359,900.00
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1025 PT CHARLOTTE
FOR SALE

1 DAY OPEN HOUSE
Thanksgiving Day 9-3
21306 Hepner PC $78K
Close to hosp., Cultural
Ctr. library, 2BR/1.5BA,
CP, workshed, lanai, well.
BANK FORECLOSURES
FIXXERUPPERS
Many to choose from,
pricing is right Venice
Englewood, North Port
Hussein Taha-Lic.RE Bro-
ker 941468-7614
SHORT SALE. ONE WEEK-
END ONLY! APPROVAL
WITHIN ONE HOUR. NEW
HOME 3/2/3 POOL/SPA
LOADED W UPGRADED
FEATURES. $359,900.00
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1026 PUNTA GORDA
FOR SALE

Stunning, 2/2 + den,
screened lanai, 1494sf.
on Sailboat water, $239K
(941)-626-2675. FSBO

SOUTH VENICE
FOR SALE

SHORT SALE. ONE WEEK-
END ONLY! APPROVAL
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HOME 3/2/3 POOL/SPA
LOADED W UPGRADED
FEATURES. $359,900.00
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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.
(941)-320-6995

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pricing is right Venice
Englewood, North Port
Hussein Taha-Lic.RE Bro-
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SHORT SALE. ONE WEEK-
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FEATURES. $359,900.00
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VENICE ISLAND, 1101 S
Harbor Dr, 3br/3ba, pool,
guest room, walk to bch.
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, 1-
3pm $465K (941)488-5796

1029 SARASOTA FOR
SALE

SHORT SALE. ONE WEEK-
END ONLY! APPROVAL
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FEATURES. $359,900.00
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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.,
$695K, (850)-567-7978
Englewood, Gulf access,
3/2, Mother in Law suite,
1178 Clark 1970, updat-
ed, dock, $219K. lic.real-
tor 941-223-5196
Must Sell! 1800sf under air,
2,880 total sf. 3/2/2
w/dock & boat lift. Too
much to list! REDUCED
$50K Must sell, $175K
(941)457-9439







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

1040 CONDOS/VILLAS
FOR SALE

BEACHFRONT
ISLAND SHORES
2BR/2BA high ceilings.
Priv. pool ent. $599,900.
941-416-3829
Owner/Broker
Birdbayrealty.com
In Bird Bay Village
In City Limits of Venice
Golf, Tennis, Pools,
BUYERS MARKET
3 Conv/2 Lakeside $144,800
3/2Townhouse $249,000
2/2 Lakeside $149,000
3 Conv./2 Lakeside $189,000
2/2w/Deck/Lake $199,999
1/1 Corner Condo $85,000
3 Conv./2 Lakeside $178,500
3 Conc./2 Lake $144,800
2/2Villa Golf Crse $189,900


2/2 Condo GolfCrse$180,000
2/2 SW Lagoon $204,500
2/2/2 Villa w/patio $195,000
2/2 Grnd fir, Split $109,000
3/2/2 Pelican Pointe $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!
$155,000 941-9640410


1040 CONDOS/VILLAS
FOR SALE


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


Owner Fin. 2/2, 21320
Brinson, PC $59,900.,
9423A Acco, ENGL
$89,900. 941-587-8572
P.C. across from Cultural
Ctr. 2/2, 55+, owner anx-
ious. Lowest price! FSBO
$52K 941-766-7586
SHORT SALE. ONE WEEK-
END ONLY! APPROVAL
WITHIN ONE HOUR. NEW
HOME 3/2/3 POOL/SPA
LOADED W UPGRADED
FEATURES. $359,900.00
MAKE OFFER FOR INFO
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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

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VENICE: 2/2 Ground floor,
glass 30' lanai, tile, berber,
furn., beaut. bay view.
$175K. 941485-9833

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
55+ NEW factory direct
14X48 furn. 2/1 $27,500
Small but sweet 1BR
$3500. 941474-1353
BRAND NEW 2BR/2BA
Double wide in Pt.
Charlotte Village a
55+ Resident owned
community. Warranted
by manufacturer for 1
year from closing.
$49,900. inclds lot!
941-629-9971 or
941-629-4937
Credit Problems in the
past! You can still own a
new home. Ask me how,
863-773-2007
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

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.
Price Buster/Never Lower
At Invoice-Moving Office
Central Mobile Home, Inc
863-773-2007

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

VENICE RANCH
12x56 2/1 Asking $3500
Furnished.
24x48 2/2 Asking $15K

55+ Comm. NO PETS.
Others to choose.
www.veniceranch.com
Dick or Steve
941488-5672
VENICE, Bay Indies 55+,
24x48, 2/2, 10x20
glass lanai, fully furn, 2
big walk-in closets.
$10,000 (941)483-1831

1120 WANTED TO BUY

SHORT SALES &
FORECLOSURES
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


1205 LEASE OPTION

OWNER
LIQUIDATION
LEAVING AREA
OWNER
FINANCING
ON ALL !

2BR/1.5BA/2CG
Rotonda On canal
$122,500
2BR/2Ba/ICG w/
dock & davits
$195,000
Duplex 2/1 each
side Rotonda on
canal $195,000.
2/2 Gulf Cove
$129,000
941-662-0049


4Yr old home 3/2/2 Pt.
Char $5000/dwn, $1000
/mo Terms neg Call Doug
(941)-268-7718 $74,900

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
$800/month. 2/2/1
house in center of Port
Charlotte with pool, lanai,
florida room and carport.
Pets allowed.
Call 941-268-7195
$950 mo. PC, large,
clean, remodel, 3/2/2,
Owner Fin. Poss. great
area, (941)-276-3694
*Affordable
3BR&4BR Newer,
Spacious, N P homes
941-223-6067
owner broker I
1 Month Free Rent. Lease
to own or Rent. Newer
North Port 3/2/2. $950
John 317-538-6800
1ST MONTH FREE in
Select Properties w/Paid
Deposits Homes, Condos
& Apts. Manasota Key Realty
(941)474-9536, EngI
2-BR, 1-Bth, Yard, 900
SqFt, Katherine Ave, Port
Charlotte. $650/mo +
Sec. 863-248-4672


A/C,tile floors, W&D,
fenced yard. $650 mo.
Lease option possible.
41-624-3822
3/2 caged, heated pool.
SE Venice near Lowes.
$995/mo 1st & L 941-
650-5857
3/3/2 E. ENGL. pool,
immaculate, close to
beaches good school
district. $1100/mo. 941-
270-7310
Adorable & Affordable
1BR home. $495 mo.
4943 Grobe St. North
Port 1-866-586-2412



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Rentals Priced Right
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AFFORDABLE 2/2 in PC.
475 2/2 in DC $500;
PGI WF 595. RIty Mgmt
625-3131 www.flarentals.net


Condo's start @ $450
Houses start @ $475
Sales-Rentals-
Prop. Mgmt.
941-629-1121
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$700 Mo.
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1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

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. $950 mo. 1st, &
sec 941- 8154013
Brand New luxury homes
in B.S. Village. Starting @
$1,050 mo. w/lyr. lease.
Sale poss. 941-623-2920
Char Harbor Cottage, 2/1
walk to pier, sm pet ok,
$700 mo 1st, last, & Sec
941-639-8497

Cornerstone Real
Estate & Management,
LLC
2/2/1 Nice condo, Deep
Creek, golf course--
-$700.00
3/2/2 Newer, large home
N.W. Port Charlotte- -
$850.00
3/2/2 Newer North Port
Estates- $850.00
3/2/2 Desirable section
15 Pool home-$1100
941-628-8570

Cute, clean, PC, 2BR/
1BA, newly remodeled,
avail, now. $650, 1st &
last. (941)-255-5728
Deep Creek 3/2/2 with
pool Available Immediate-
ly $1050 + Sec 941-979-
8509 or 317-709-1348
DEEP CREEK 3/2/2,
pool 1300 sf; $962.
181930.rentals.com or
877-874-9299
DEEP CREEK, 3/2/2, caged
pool & lanai, fenced, fans,
tile, like new, $1000/mo.
lsV/last/sec 941-323-2229
DEEP CREEK New 4/2/2,
Washer & Dryer, screen
lanai, liv. & din. rm $1050
$995mo 321-213-0168
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 $550, 1/1 cot-
tage, canal w/no bridges
1-2 adults, rns rnp, IstV
Lst/Sec. (941)-474-7272

EngI 3/2 Tile Floors,
Lrg Fenced Yrd. Pets
OK. $825 mo + Secu-
rity (941)-685-5555
ENGL. NEW NEVER
Occupied, Quality con-
structed homes & duplex-
es in Rotonda and S. Gulf
Cove for $750- $1200 a
month Many nice
upgrades calls for details
M-F days (941)-475-
6680 or Eves/wkends
941-815-8305
Engl.- 2br/2ba dbl wide,
scr lanai, carport, laun-
dry, $700/mo 1st, last,
$300 sec 941-2234188

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

ENGLEWD, 2/1.5, saltwtr
canal, $800/mo. Avail.
NOW. (941)-626-9429 or
941-769-3163
Englewood spacious 3/2,
w/d, hot tub, screened
lanai, private. $875 +
dep. (941)628-9076




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or 941-255-0760
$450................ 2/1- PC
$500.............2+/1 PC
$775...3........3/2/2 -PC
$695........... .......3/2- ENG
$800........3/2/2- NP
$1000......... 3/2/2, pool PC
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(941) 613-1469

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Gardens of Gulf Cove
3/2/CP, fenced yard, tile
$795 mo. w/approval. No
sec. 772-359-6584.


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT




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

N. Port FREE RENT'
Nice 2/2/1, on
water/dock, great n'hood.
$795. Call 810441-2162
N. Port 3/2/2 oversized
lot, 6' chain link fence
around yard, 1400 SF,
$900mo. 941-697-6157
N. PORT CUTE FURN OR
UNFURNISHED lbr/lba
$450/MTHLY OR $850
SEASONAL. Lucille Mail-
let 941-769-1062
Prudential FL WCI Realty

N. PORT, 3/2/2,
NEARLY NEW HOME,
Rent or Rent-to-Own
Cell (248)-910-0341

N.P. 2731 Soprano
3/2/2, screened lanai,
$925. mo + dep. 1st
mo free 941-615-7702
N.P. 3/2/2, all Ig. tile,
breakfast bar all fans. Gib-
lin Dr. off Sumter $750
mo. Tony 941-391-4018
New 3/2/2 NP, near 75 in
the Woodlands, great
appl. great pool, $1,000
mo. (815)-405-3934

No Port 3BR/2BA
RENT TO OWN
Move right in, Easy
qualify, city water,
$850/mo
(941)-716-4451
NO PORT 3BR/2BA/2CG
MUST BE SEE TO BE
APPRECIATED.
(941)-240-5924
NOKOMIS 2br/lba near
beach on Salt water canal
with dock $750/mo
(941)-306-6737
Nokomis, Waterfront, 2/2
NewTile/Carpet, Dock,
Shed, Close to Beach,
$800/mo. (941)-349-6338






North Port
3/2 Pinstar pool $950/A
3/2 Affinity $775/A
3/2 Charleston Park, pool
Gated, Inc lawn $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 $700/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 Dbl wide $1400/S
2/2 Bay Indies $1800/S
3/2 Medalist, pool $2800/S
2/1 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
1700 sf Great area
$895/mo
941-725-1355
North Port 3/2/2 Heated
pool, Lawn & Pool care
included $1000 month.
Call John 941-628-9251
North Port 3/2/2,
Screened Lanai
$850.mo., no pets, 1st,
last, sec. 941-716-3161
North Port
Almost New 3 BR
1581 Rada Lane -
895 00
1656 Goshen Rd -
3079 Bellefonte Ave
995 00
1844 Dominick St
$850
8386 Red Coach Ave
S875 00
WWW.pelicanpm.com
Lic Broker
(941) 232-8223


North Port Cottage
lbd/lba on 3 acres
very quiet, $525 + elec-
tric. (941)423-0002

North Port Rent to Own
great area $795 plus
deposit, 3/2/2 Yard
1300sf 8008708041 x73
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, 3/2 large,
newly remodeled, $750
mo. 239-851-6872
North Port, 3/2/2 Immac-
ulate, pool, 2757 Lucaya
Ave. Rent $895. 1st. &
sec. Call (941)-922-4451
North Port, Furn. & Turn
Key Ready, Seasonal or
Annual. 3/2/2 w/pool,
price variable, dep. & 1st.
NS/NP, 941-257-8344


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1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

North Port, new luxury
built '05, 3/2/2, Irg.
yard, 5063 Sister Terr.
$895. 786-255-2805
NORTH PORT, Newly
remodeled 3br/lba,
$600/mo lst/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-3/2/2 homes
avail w/ many diff floor
plans + amenities to
choose from. Many homes
are pet friendly and offer
immediate move-in
availability.Starting at $850!
aAction Prop. Mgmt.-LicRE-
Broker www.North-
PortRental.net
941-627-5654
North Port, Franzino Ave.
new 3BR/2BA/2CG, tile,
many upgrades. $1000
mo. (941)-256-5445
NP 2/2/1 NEAR
WALMART, Compl Renov,
tile,hdwood floors,patio,
$750/mo. 941426-7240
NP Beautiful 3/2/2, lanai,
tiles, french doors,bks to
Preserve Nr4l/Price $895
240-5555, 928-1506
NP FREE MONTH NEW!
Never Lived in. Gorgeous
3/2/2 w/Ig lanai, lots of
tile, high ceilings $1095
955-8243 or 780-0068
NP, 4537 Sunburst Ave.
3/2/2 Very clean home,
$850 mo. 1st. &dep.
(941)-628-1796
NP, New Home 3/2/2
W/D Screen Lanai, N/S
N/P $850, Annual Lease
954-770-6766
P.C. 3+/2/1 2 fire-
places, pool, laundry rm.
No maint. Many extras
Sm pet okay 941-204-1304
P.C. 3/1, 21077
Gertrude Ave. $550/mo/.
1st & 1 mo. sec.
(941)-286-2546
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
941-2664945
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 $475 + dep.
2321 Wiley St. N/S. Open
House Sat 12-1:30 & 4-5
(941) 916-0100
PC 18227 Ackerman Ave.
4BR 2BA, 2 Car Gar.,
$950 mo. + $950
deposit. (941)-627-4925.
PC 2/1 Updated, Clean,
N/P, N/S $550mo
602-881-3889 or
561-846-2388
PC 2/1.5/CP Storage
Shed 1161sf
$600 1st/last/sec
941-380-5982
PC 22105 Olean Blvd
3/2/cp on canal with
shed. $750/mo + sec.
941-627-6896
PC 3/1 updated, clean
$550 mo + $500 sec.
www.pchomesdirect.com
(941)-916-0896
PC 3/2/1 Fenced bk yrd.
Near Schools & shops
$750 1st & last
(941)-815-7704
PC 3/2/1 Roomy,clean
Newly renovated. Near
Middle school $800.
Annual 941-625-4564
PC 3/2/2 New Tile, Pool,
Jaccuzi, Lrg FL Room &
FR $1100 (305)-333-
5821 or (305)-891-2962
PC 5BR/2BA, tile, formal
DR, dbl fenced lot, fire-
place, htd caged pool.
$1600. 941-391-5400
PC Beautiful 2/2/2
All New In/Out,
$875/mo Sm. Pet OK
941-286-8055
PC Close to Dntwn,
$1250 W/F s/f home
3/2/2 w/dock. pool, Bay
acc, quiet 609-504-3000
PC Gorgeous 3/2.5/2
Spanish Home Pool Lanai
Quiet St No Pets $1000
mo 1st & last 941-629-
3637
PC Lrg 3/2/1 $800
21208 Bassett Ave
HUD APPROVED
941-228-7781
PC near Murdock Circle
Rent w/option to buy.
3/2/2 New, W/D hk up.
$850. 941-355-4878
PC, 2/1/1, Ig FL rm.
remodeled, convenient,
economical, $650. 941-
764-9667,646-284-5861
PC- NW Huge shop /
storage/warehouse. +
2/2/2 w/ 50' htd pool
home. Waterfront to


harbor, boat ramp, 3/4
Acre. New appl's +
paint $1250/mo 941-
457-3659
PG 1BR/1BA Avail. Now
Pets ok. $150/wk. 941-
575-6482
PG BSL, Lakefront 3/2/2
lanai, all tile, 1900sf sm
pet ok. Avail 1/1/09
$925/mo 239-272-3635
PG canal front home,
2/2/2, tile throughout,
great room, $800 mo.
(941)-639-2823


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT
PG New 3/2/2 55+
Gated Community, Furn,
Heated Pool, Clbhse, Ten-
nis & Lawn Care Incld.
N/S $1000 + Util. Avail
4/09. (919)-428-1886
PG 2/1, Historic District
Pets Ok $675 mo.
Call ReMax Anchor Realty
800-898-7353
PGI 3/2/2 waterfront
home, dock, split-plan,
remodeled, $1,050/
mo, pets OK. OWNER
(941) 833-0743
PGI VICINITY 3/3/2 caged
pool, SW canal, dock,
New paint, carpets,
$1095 (860)-633-7246
Port Charlotte Lrg., 2
bdrm, 1 bath, central
heat & air NEW blinds
& carpets, No Pets
$550. (941)-743-3489
Port Charlotte 2 & 3 bed-
room homes. $550 + up.
Details. Immediate occu-
pancy, small security dep.
Jim Krain 941-726-5077
Port Charlotte 2/1.5/1
w/appl. pet friendly,
CHA, extra long driveway
for boat or RV, secure
rental, $690 mo. +
$700.sec 941-764-1794
Port Charlotte
Rentals
227 Fields Ter 3/2/2
Sail Boat Water
$995 00 Mo
21528 Mallory Ave. -
$595.00
2 BR, 1 Bath, 1 Car
Gar Lee Lanai
22247 New Rochelle Ave
2/2/1 Comer lot S725
WWW.pelicanpm.com
Lic Broker (941)
232-8223
Port Charlotte,
3/2 $500.
941-586-4014.
PT CHAR 2BR, Ig. lanai,
tile, laundry room, AC, all
appl. $500 mo + sec.
239-878-7938
Pt Charlotte rent to Own
Great area. $1450.00
plus deposit, 3/2/2 Pool
Dock 1900sf 800-870-
8041 x15
Pt. Char., 18054 Acker-
man, 3BR/2BA/1CG +
den & fireplace, $800.
mo + dep. 941-766-1828
Pt. Charlotte 3/2/2 ON
WATER near schools &
shop $895/ mo + securi-
ty. 813-244-8384
Punta Gorda (Prairie Crk)
3/2/2 pool, 5-10 acres
barn & pastyre available.
RentAHome Srvs 637-6797
PUNTA GORDA, 2/1/1 on
2 Fenced Lots! Nice
Peaceful Area. $575. mo.
+ Sec. (941)-624-0355
Punta Gorda
Rurnt Stornr
2000 Sq FT 3/2/2
Corner Lot
25308 Islas Drive -
$895.00
WWW.pelicanpm.com
Lic Broker -
(941) 232-8223
Punta Gorda Burnt Store
Meadows New & Furn
3/2/2, Pool. Avail Dec.
$2,200 941-505-7479
Punta Gorda Isles 3/2/2,
pool, fenced, Pets OK.
Newer Towles home.
$1150mo.941-769-7766
Punta Gorda, Burnt Store
Meadows 3/2/2, pool,
shutters, $950. mo. Pet
okay. (941)-769-7766
Punta Gorda/BSI, Dock
on canal 3/2/2, unfurn'd,
pool. No smoking.
$1,200/mo. Water, pool
& lawn care included. 1st
last & sec 978-352-6060
ROTONDA 4BR/2BA
Beauty! Pool home
$1200 Call Wendy
941-228-7781
Rotonda Sands,new 3/
2/2 w/den, 2100 SF
Avail. 1/1. $950. Small
pets ok. 856-889-6585
S VENICE, 152 Tanager
Rd. 2/1, W/D,
$700/mo + Sec, 1 sm
pet. (941)-539-7273
S. Venice 3/1.5 Fenced
yard, Pet OK, $750
(941)497-1993

S. Venice 3BR/2BA
City Water, Quiet area,
Near everything,
$895/mo MOVE RIGHT
IN! $50 Credit back
(941)-716-4451
Seasonal Rentals
from $995.00 Mo.
Charlotte and
Sarasota counties
WWW.pelicanpm.com
Lic 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


Turkey Day On us, Move by
11/29 FREE RENT &
$250 PUBLIC GIFT CARD
Vintage Grand 923-7380
VENICE Nice 2BR
Home City of Venice,
fenced bk yard.
$700/mo
941-650-4720
Venice Acres! 3/2/2 Pool
+ Spa $1398 on 1 acre
or 3/2/2 + 1/1 cottage
$1898 941488-9486


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT
VENICE 3/2 in city
with Family room &
fire place, Sm pet
$750/mo $1000 sec.
Adobe Realty Inc. 485-
3998 Marcel 468-2529
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 Very clean All
newly redone 2/1/1,
tile/Pergo, $750/mo +
Deps 941-234-8239
941-548-1365
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.
WOW Queen Clean!!!
3 CONDOS, ROTONDA
RIVER HOUSE 2/2,
turnkey, 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! 941-474-4999
AFFORDABLE, 3BR
starting at $650; pool
homes starting at $850.
RIty Mgmt 625-3131.Oth-
ers @ www.flarentals.net
ATHENS TOWNHOUSE Venice
Luxury livng 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
Bimini Bay Club 2/2 Refur-
bished, Newly Furnished,
New Appliances, Ground
Floor Corner Condo. 1st &
Security. References, $650
12 Month,941-276-8084 LM.

Bird Bay Venice, 1st fir
2br 2ba CP, 2 Encld
Lanais, W/D, Water,
Cable, Pool $850,
(941)-484-9883
D.C. 2/2, lanai, cath.
ceil., tile, wood cab.,
ranite, 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 2/2, Pool,
Tennis, In great shape.
Close to 1-75 $550 (941)-
456-2524
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/mD
9414730450

FUN NEIGHBORHOOD
1 BED/2 BED Condos
available as low as
$725/mo. All utilities
Paid, Except elect. In
North Venice City Limits.
BIRD BAY REALTY
Venice office 484-6777
or 1-800-464-8497
GATED GOLF COMM
Brand New 3/2/1 Htd
pool, Tennis courts
and more! $900/mo
941-525-3127
HARBOUR HGTS. 27235
Adams Dr. 2/2 condo-cpt.
1 yr old. $595 mo. Pets
allowed. 216-469-2944
Adult 55+... we have one
2/2/2 (annual) avail now at
$815/mo Sunrise Villas
of Rotonda 941-697-2525
NP Townhome, 2/2.5/1
Shows brand new, NS,
NP, W/D, free cable, pool,
tennis, fitness, $800
Annual. 941-380-0770
P.C. 2/2 $550 &
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


P.G.-2BR/2BA completely
furn, comm. pool & club-
house, $695 mo. All Util
incl. 941-623-7730
PC 2/2, off Kings Hwy.
small pet okay, pool, ten-
nis, H20, w/d incl. $675.
941-624-5967
PC 2/2/CP, 2nd fir, 55+
Clbhse & Pools, N/P
$650 inclds water/cable.
(772)-807-4604


1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

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. $695. Furn.
poss. (941) 286-5003
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, upstairs,
gourmet kit., att. gar.
Gated. 2 yrs old. Htd pool
& spa. $975 mo incl.
most util. (941)-637-6418
PLACIDA, CAPE HAZE
RESORT, 3br/2ba/2cg,
unfurn, new fitness ctr,
tennis, pool, gated,
$900/mo. 941-993-3490
PUNTA GORDA ISLES
New Furn. 2/2, Club-
house, $900. mo Annual
www.trueswflorida.com
(239)-210-1521
PUNTA GORDA-
New Luxury 3/2
Condo. For pics & info
www.vivante-fl.com
$1200 mo. annual
(770)-265-6447 or
(678)-296-3574
VENETIA, 3BR/2BA/GAR.
Gated. Like New! No Pets.
No Smoking. $895. mo.
(941)-497-2888
VENICE, SORRENTO E.
2/2, convenient loca-
tion, $825. Avail now!
(941)-587-9997
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 $695mo Unfum. No
Pets 941-497-6648
Venice Island Lg 1/1.5
furnished, Ready to live in.
Avail 12/1/08 $750
(203)-522-3260 Cell p
Venice Stoneywood Cove,
3bd townhouse, beautiful
lake view. N/P N/S $950
+ sec (941)-378-7055
Venice/L'Pavia
Supurb Location
1st FI., 2Br, 2B w/ Den
Scr. Lanai, Garage,
Clubhouse, Ex. Room,
Heated Pool. $950.
(941)-486-8252
Venice, on Beach, Gulf
View Esplande 2/2/cp,
gulf view, unfurn. new cpt,
paint, drapes, $950 305-
333-5354
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
By Owner newer 2/2 WD
Hkups., pvt. lanai, fans all
rms., light, bright $650
plus utils. (941) 575-
0421
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.
Deep Creek, 2/1/1 clean,
quiet, $625. 1222 Ocean-
ic Rd. Small pets okay,
(941)-724-1348
Deep Creek, 2/2/1 Lake-
front with great sunset
views. 1205 Oceanic Rd.
Small pets okay, $700
mo. Call 941-724-1348
DEEP CREEK, Ig 2/2/1,
all apple. Like new. Laund.
rm & scrn lanai, lawn care
incl. (941)-575-6918
E EngI 2/2 Pet OK
$650/mo. 1st Mo
Free. $1000 sec
moves you in. Adobe
Realty Inc. 485-3998
Marcel 468-2529
E. ENGLEWOOD
2/2 screened lanai
laundry rm $625
WEST COAST PROP.
MGT 941473-0718
RentalsFlorida.net
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

ENG. 2BR/1.5BA Tile
Floors Lanai, Conve-
nient Ioc. $550/mo
NS, No pets DAVE
475-7011


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
ENGLEWOOD, 2/2, tiled,
newly decorated, immac,
quiet location. $495/mo
(941)6984061 286-3902


1300 DUPLEXES
FOR RENT



ENGI: $475/mo 1/1
$500 2/1
$575 2/1/1 new Hse
Lanai W/D WS, NS
1st & Sec 941-400-1670
ENGLEWOOD
1/1/cp water inc New
carpet & tile. $495mo
MOVE IN $745
WEST COAST PROP.
MGT 941-473-0718
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ENGLEWOOD, 2br/lba,
W/D, Direct TV, N/S, No
dogs. 1st & Lst. $575.
(941)473-7847

ENGLEWOOD, Spacious
2/2, Quiet area, lanai,
wood floors, W/D.
$700/mo(941)-763-3700

Englewd. 2/1 w lanai
$595 Rotonda waterfront
cottage 2/1, lanai, W/D
$695. 941-460-9403

ENGLW, very clean 2br/lba
tri-plex unit, satellite, new
apple, carpet &wdws. Want quiet
tenant $535 941-697-1869

Harbor Heights, 27080
Ann Arbor 2/1 Complete-
ly Remodeled $600 mo
941-627-4896

Murdock Area, 2/2/1, Ig.
walk-in closet, pantry,
water incl. $550.
941-423-0486
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
PUNTA GORDA WATER-
FRONT. 1BR Duplx. +
many Xtras. $550 mo.
ann. 941- 626-9652
Punta Gorda, Riverside
Dr. 2BR/2BA/2CG on
water, very quiet, immac-
ulate, $675. (941) 575-
9492, (941)-505-0343 or
(718)-843-1466

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 BR STARTING AT
$595 AT BURGUNDY
SQUARE On the Island
of Venice. SM PETS OK!
New Management
Newly Remodeled
941-488-6666

1/1 PUNTA GORDA histor-
ical 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 appis & W/D.
$595/mo 941-716-1431

1ST MONTH FREE
VENICE lbr $600, 2BR
$675. N/Pets. Sea Jay
Apts, under new mgmt.
941-232-9893

2 BEDROOM APT.
1/2 Block to Nokomis
Beach. $900/mo,
Less with maint.
Assistance. 1st, Last &
sec. 941-488-5672

2/1 VENICE: 2 miles to
Beach, walk to Publix, Shops
& bus. Immaculate, Tile Car-
pet. $650/mo. Annual. No pets.
(941)-374-3401

2BR/1BA, No smoking,
no pets. utilities incl.
$750/mth
941-769-8453

A New 32" flat screen,
LCD, HGTV & 1st mo
free! Charlotte Harbor,
new, lbd/lba, tile firs,
ceiling fans, N/P $595
mo, (941)587-7828

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.

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1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT



BLACK FRIDAY
SPECIAL
1 Day Only Fri 11/28
Doors open 6am-noon
1st 5 Qualified
Renters will receive a
$250 Gift Card.
$99 Moves you in
Studio & 1bdrm
NO RENT UNTIL
JAN.2009
Clubside Apts
(941)488-7766
1020 Capri Isles Blvd.

C.H. completely furn. 2
bdrm, covered parking,
immaculate, N/P, lease
$550, (941)-764-3969
CHARLOTTE HARBOR 1/1
near fishing, shopping,
view of Harbor. Starting at
$425. 239-543-5252.
Charlotte Harbor efficien-
cy furnished, clean, neat,
lease, no pets $600 mo
(941)-764-3969
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
ENGL. 1/1 Quiet,
refurbished, $500/mo
incls water. $300 sec.
Refs. 941-223-1809

ENGLEWOOD 1ST
MONTH FREE 12 mins
from Venice 2br w/ den
2 ba 1300sf, pod $399.
moes you in $799/rmo941-
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, Big porch. Small pet
ok. $850 mo. IncI UtLils. +
cable TV. 941-661-7120
MANASOTA Key, steps to
beach. 1 & 2 bed, util.
& cable incl. Sm. pets,
$175-$230 wk. Lng term
941-716-3660
Near Nokomis Beach.
Unfurn Very clean 2/1.
N/P, N/S $700 annual
(941)-488-3808


1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT

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

PC, 2/2 Waterfront
Condo, Private Fishing
Pier, Pool, Covered Park-
ing.
$750/mo. Annual/ Sea-
sonal Poss. Inc. Water &
Cable (941) 764-6069
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

Toledo Club
Apts. Luxury
Community.
FALL


Studio's /$535
Ibd 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,
930sf, nice island loca-
tion, close to beach &
hospital. $665/mo. + util
& Sec (941)-587-9997
VENICE ISLAND APTS
for Rent. $555/mo Close
to beach & downtown.
(941)7354020
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


PARADISE REALTY

OF VENICE

941-488-1111 .

Sharp first floor 1BR

condominium. Screened I

lanai opens to green

courtyard. Close to pool, t

tennis, shops, banks &

restaurants. $63,500



RE/MAX ALLIANCE

GROUP

941-486-8686

Outstanding home built by

J & J Homes and located on

quiet street. 3 BR, 2BA,

cathedral ceilings, very open

and spacious. Split plan. 1'

Walk-in closets. Caged pool. '

$199,000



RICHARD BRADWAY &

ASSOC., INC. REALTORS ,I,

941-320-6466

Ravina. New first floor 3/2/

garage with golf course

view! Crown molding,

plenty of storage plus roomy
garage.Walk to pool.

$229,900


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FREE ESTIMATES!
Owners Darrall and Mary Browning are
Lifetime residents of Charlotte County.
We appreciate your business.


Pottle's
Masonry &
Concrete

Over 30 yrs.
Experience
941-475-6211
or
207-214-8450
ILicensed l Insured


Iteriror/Ex terior
CUSTOM
PAINTING
Reasonable Rates
Interior is My Specialty
* Pressure Cleaning
* Concrete Staining
Any surface, any color
JAMES D. ROOT
488-3112
Local Owner/Operator Since 1984
Local, Satisfied Residents
Licensed & Insured


ALLPHASE HOME

TREATMENTS
Pressure Treating
Painting
Coatings
No Job too BIG or small!

941-321 -0637


RESPONSE
Commercial & Residential
* Interior & Exterior
* Pressure Washing
* Drywall Repair
* Pool Decks
* Family Owned & Operatec
* Licensed & Insured
484-4576


WILLIAMS PAINTING
& DRYWALL INC.
Free Estimates
Licensed & Insured
Pressure Washing
Commercial & Residential
.ocal 15 Years Experience *References Availabli
Bill Williams, Owner -941-2345602
Anita 941-586-1621


* Slab & Wall Leaks One Ca.
* Repipes DO
* Replace & Repairs DoesAll
" Backflow
SRemodels 423-3058
State Certified Precision Plumbing
Master DPlumhber and Leak Detection


PAINT & PAPER BY LANCE
* Interior/Exterior Painting
Faux Finishing
*Popcorn Removal
*Texturing
EXPERT at
Wallpaper Installation & Removal
Over 20 yrs. exp. Lic./Ins.
SENIOR DISCOUNTS!
g941-224-06216


ProTek Plumbing
& Drain Specialists
DO YOU HAVE SLOW DRAINS???
'WE OFFER COMPLETE ROOTER SERVICES"


"ALL YOUR
PLUMBING
REPAIR NEEDS"
license # CFC057933


475.3949 or 575.7324


Enhance mie LOOK & value
Of Your Investment.
* Pool deck renovations
* Driveway designs
* Garage floors
* Patio's
* and more
* Licensed & Insured
Sr. Discounts

Quality Decks
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VENICE


CLEANING
"TILE ROOF
SPECIALISTS"
"Also House Painting
& Roof Coating"
497-2493
Same Cleaning
Since 1984
Associations Welcome!
Lic./Insured Free Est.


Jim Davis
Pressure Cleaning
* Exterior/Interior
" Driveways
* Pool Deck
" Lanai's
Osk about oar
driveway special,
497-1890


Afforaable
Screening
Rescreen and
Repairs
Pool Cages,
Lanais,
Entries,
Vinyls,
Garage Sliders
941-474-1200
941-.697-.5900


Randy Haskett
Screening
Licensed & Full Insured
25 yrs. of experience
SPECIALIZING IN
RESCREENING
POOL CAGES
& LANAIS
Also Repairs, Entryways
Garage, Sliders
No Job Too Small
809-1171


Rescreens
Family Owned & Operated
*Pool cages
Lanais
*Entryways
*Garage Sliders
Honest, DEpEndable,
Quality SErvicE
RefErEncEs Available.
FREE ESI-nMATES
Ucensed & Insured.
941-915-7793


RUSSELL
SCREEN REPAIR
SERVICES

Repair & Re-screen On:
Pool Cages, Lanais
Front Entryways
Gutter Repairs
Internal Soffit Repair
Repaint Pool Cage
Screen Doors
Garage Screen Sliders
Member Chamber of Commerce
& Better Business Bureau.
Eng: 941,473,8951


A-1 COATINGS
BOND CONTRACTORS, INC.
Water Proofing Roof Coatings
Why Replace it! Save it and Save $!
12 Yr Warranty Extends Preserves & Rejuvenates Roof
Life Increases Wind Protection Mildew Resistant
Any Color -Even Clears R-24 R-Valve Shingles
,Built Up -Tile Foam Polyester Metal Flat Roofs & Mon
426-9354 496-8316 800-221-6751
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James Weaver
Roofing
Family
Owned &
Operated
Since 1984 N
426-8946
Free Estimates
VIetal, shingles, flat roofs
Replace & Repair
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Re-Roofing & Repair Specialists
EONARD'S ROOFING, INC.


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* Shingle
Tile
* Built-up


Family owned and
operated since 1969
Single Ply
Metal
Full Carpentry
Service Available


Reagan Leonard 488-7478
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Reroof Roofovers
Repairs
$$
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473-7464
484-74747
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Rusted bands &
Wire Lath Repair.
Spraycrete &
Dry-wall repair.


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"When Quality Counts"


*Convert bath tub to easy
access shower from $899
* Handicap access shower
*Shower repair/Replace
* Free In-Home Shopping
-Licensed & Insured
*Owner/Install
* Over 20 Years in Englewood


Grout, Repair,
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Sealing, Recolor
20x20 Porcelain
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1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT

O VENICE Studio
& 1 bedroom.
.. Accepting
Section 8 Vouchers.
(941)-488-7766
VENICE-Spacious 2/1.5,
Unfurn, Close to shopping,
$700mo, 1st Last + Sec
(941)-966-2762 aft 6pm
VILLA SAN CARLOS II
22250 Vick St. PC.
Now Available -1 bedroom
For 62 or Older HUD
Subsidized Rents, income
limits apply. Call for appli-
cation. 941-6244404.



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

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Swood-
,/mere Apts'%_
of Venice. Luxu-
ry community
FALL
FRENZY
1 bd apts $755
2/bd apts $890
S941-496-
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 appl. 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

1/1, PC, kit. W/D. Lg.
remodeled, incl. priv. entr.
cable, util, $135 wk.
941-661-8799
All 2 Rm Suites, DSL.
Tropical Bay Waterfront,
Sunnybrook, $160 wk. &
Up. 941-625-3004.
CLEAN furn. eff. apts. So.
PG $125-150 per wk, incl
util/cable, no pets. 941-
740-0491 or 637-0417
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 Furnished Efficiency.
Apt. on Peace River $500
+ $250 sec H20 incl.
(941)-505-8291
PC- Gorgeous Furnished
1/1 Apt. incl. ALL. Hard-
wood, Tile, Carpet. Single
Preferred or Couple.
Credit/Background Ck.
$160./wk. or $600. mo.
(941)-448-8889
Punta Gorda canal view,
complete privacy, fully
furn., W/D, carport, Cable
TV. Util Incl. $525 mo.
941-661-8140

1360 ROOMS FOR
RENT

Char. Harb. w/house priv.
all util. incl. priv. entry &
mstr. bath, huge, closet.
$125 wk, 757-329-4885
Engl. -Gdns of GC
BR & own priv. bath, hse
privdgs. $125/wkly.
(941)-875-2758
Gardens of Gulf Cove,
furn rm w full house privd
pool, $125/wk incl all,
Bkground check required.
941-830-8544
North Port off 1-75 exit
182, house priv. fur-
nished. $450 mo + dep.
No pets. (941)429-8146
ONLY $100/Wk in PC/
Engl. Priv entr, cable,
ac. util incl.941-681-
1161, 941-681-1743

PC or PG Single or Cou-
ples $75.- $115. wk.


Full house privileges.
W&D Incl 941-626-3230
PC, MURDOCK, 2/2/1,
Furn. Close to YMCA,
Shopping, Beach & Cul-
tural Center. Everything
Included. Very Clean &
Safe Area 941-764-0002
PC. Free furn single sleep-
ing room in exchange for
basic healthcare skills.
Call 941-625-5670.


1390 VACATION/SEAS
RENTALS

*Venice Island Condo
Winter getaway. Heated
Pool on Gulf. $2500
(203)-375-4151
239-229-9262 Kathryn
Seasonal & Yearly Rentals
Venice to Ft. Myers
www.AHomelnParadise.com
2BR/1BA home, Pt. Char-
lotte, very nice, $1300
rent + $200 util, $1500
mo. (941)-286-7347
ALMAR RENTALS &
MGT. SERVICES. MANY
FURNISHED UNITS
800-964-3095
Donna@almar-rentals.com
Brand New 2 & 3 bed.
Condo's & Homes.
Near Beaches, Nice
amenities from $2000
mo. 941-350-1288
Cape Haze 2/2 Condo
w/Pool. Furnished, N/P
N/S $1100mo Dec &
April Avail 941-457-1499
EFFICIENCY Near
Nokomis beach, clean,
no pets, no smokers,
utils incl. $800/mo 941-
488-3808
ENGLEWOOD
/ROTONDA
Great selection available
WEST COAST PROP.MGT
473-0718 OR
877468-0667
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
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/ENGLE-
WOOD Weekly/Monthly
Rentals. 2/2 w/ Pool &
Dock, March & April
2009. 1/1, Feb. & March
2009. (941)-626-7158
NOKOMIS, direct bay
front, 2/1.5, w/boat
dockage. Pet okay.
$2000 (941)-408-3509
Nokomis, Island of Casey
Key 1&2br, on private
beach.Also 2/2, 2 miles
off bch (941)488-7272
PC 3/2/2 Pool, Lanai,
dock on Saltwater Canal,
min from Bay, Furn,
$2275, or $1275 unfurn.
(757)-220-1887
PC, Off Kings Hwy. 2/2,
turnkey, tennis/pool,
quiet, cable & water
included. (941) 286-5003
Pt. Charlotte Clean,
2BR/2BA fully furn. Close
to Beach/Stadium. NS,
NP 941-743-3048 Richard
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.
S. Gulf Cove, 3/2/2 on
water, fully furn. quiet
location. Avail by the
month. (941)-828-8870
S. Venice 2/2/2
Furnished, Close to
Manasota Beach. N/S,
N/P (941)-493-0849
SEASONAL
RENTALS
AVAILABLE
Larraine Kenney
RE/MAX Anchor RIty
(941)-639-1376
Venice IsI. 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
VENICE ISLAND Lg.
1BR/1.5ba, Turnkey
Close to Shops $1300
mo 203-522-3260 Cell


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

Venice, lbd Quiet country
setting. 5 mi from Venice
Beach. $950 inclds
utilities (941)-809-3749
VENICE, 2br/2ba HOME,
fully furn, 50+ resort fac.
Wkly, Mo, Yearly. 516-728-
7487 or 516-728-2991
WANTED: Eff/Apt for 2
in Venice on Island for
the mth of Feb. 09.
(508)-945-1312
WE HAVE SEASONALS
IN CHARLOTTE CNTY!


Paradise Properties
& Rentals, Inc.
941-625-RENT

1500 LOTS & ACREAGE

10 Acres, 2 story house
3bed/2bath under reno-
vation. (941)6394003
2.2 Acres Punta Gorda,
paved rd, trees, fenced,
horses ok,29390 Bryan Wy
$55,000. 941- 815-1808


1500 LOTS & ACREAGE


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

Sec. 15, city water,
sewer, hi-dry,
Pd. $57K sell $34K .
(561)-309-8022

1520 OUT OFTOWN
LOTS

LOTS in TELLICO VILLAGE
on TELUCO LAKE, TN
Near Knoxville, just a few
miles off 1-75 Certified
Building Lots starting at
only $3,900. Over 40 to
choose from. All have
water & sewer. Most
have guaranteed owner
finance, 0% interest, no
credit checks. Buy now,
build later, or we'll build
your home plan or one of
ours now. Enjoy the many
amenities of lot owner-
ship in this established
Tellico Lake community:
yacht club, boating, mari-
nas, great fishing, multi-
ple golf courses, state-of-
the-art multi-million dollar
fitness center & spa, ten-
nis, pools, restaurants,
activity clubs, much
more. Tired of your
tax/spend government &
high priced insurance?
Come to E. Tennessee!
Call for list.
LAKE POINTE HOMES
865-458-0089

1600 BUSINESS
FOR SALE

Beauty Salon for sale, Uni-
sex in Plaza Arcadia, Exc.
Clientele for more info
(863)-491-0333 or 786-
474-1405 cell
Consignment shop, Fix-
tures, Computer Invento-
ry Program, Great Loca-
tion. 41S PG. Ready to
Open. 941-628-4291

ENGL BREAKFAST &
LUNCH Great menu &
reputation. Beer & wine
$65k
Fred Smith Realty, Inc.
(941)-475-5686

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


1610 BUSINESS
RENTALS

420 SF, 41 frontage PC,
Ideal for bookkeeping/
tax. $535mo. Days 941-
629-8660, eve 637-9637
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
Daytime space avail.
Great for dance or Fitness
classes. Fully padded firs.
Can also be used as
office (941)-628-9806
Englewood on 776 nr Sun-
nybrook, 1,500sf retail or
office & 1,000sf storage.
$1,295/mo. 732-2694587


1615 INCOME
PROPERTY

Mini Storage Facility
Venice 425 units, vari-
ous sizes, nearly full, low
rates, Price reduced.
1.350 M. MaryBeth Wil-
son, Preferred Prop.
Realtors.941-484-6279

1620 COMMER./
INDUST. PROP.

60K SF of Commercial/
Industrial on Hwy 41.
2000sf Building. For
Rate (941)-628-0654

FOR SALE OR RENT
14,000 s.f. on 5 acres,
fenced, zoned I.L. Rent
$3.25 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

For Rent Building w/ 1/2
acre +/-, zoned CG on
Taylor Rd in PG. Commer-
cial use or retail nursery.
941- 276-9104

For Sale Price Reduced
+/_ 8.87 acres on Taylor
Rd. in PG. Zoned CG. Can
divide. 941- 276-9104

INDUSTRIAL LAND
6.5 Acres, 900'+ road
frontage. Great loca-
tion. $5.00 sf
Fred Smith Realty
(941)-475-5686

PC. Prime office space,
3 units 1,000sf. each.
Brand new. Sandhill Blvd.
Turnkey/Fully built out.
(941)-624-5992

1640 WAREHOUSE
& STORAGE

1,400 to 5,800 SF. Mur-
dock area, incl. OH doors
& clean baths. Cheapest
rates. 941-626-0416

1500 s/f to 9000 s/f
Office/Warehouse space
for lease in Murdock.
Call 628-9016

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

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

Good For Business, Hob-
byst, Hot Rod & Storage
13'x32'x16' Brand New
in Venice $55K. Norman
Holloway Realtor Caldwell
Banker (941)-416-1400

P.G. 20'x80' Warehouse
w/Office. Lease. OH doors
ea end, Ig parking lot $800
mo. + Tax 239-248-0020

NOKOMIS, Storage/
Workshop, 500 SF, 508
Colonia Ln. 1 Yr. lease,
Move In Special. 1 Mo.
Free 352-347-7645 or
941-928-2127

North Port 400 800 &
1600 sf whse. $275 mo
+ tax per 400 SF 941-
661-6720 or 575-1908


2000


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


Port Charlotte
Executive Office Suites
Receptionist, all util. &
other support svcs.
Omni Executive Center
A Friendly Place to be!
4055 TAMIAMI TRAIL
Across from Bob
Evans. Call Marj or
Jan 941-627-9755

PAULSON CENTRE
EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES
18245 Paulson Drive, PC
80 s.f. to 230 s.f. Offices
Includes all utilities
Virtual Offices available
Call (941)206-2200 for info
PORT CHARLOTTE:
EXCELLENT
EXPOSURE, free stand-
ing office/retail building,
approx. 1,100 sf. at
4045 Tamiami Trail,
(across from Bob Evans).
Call Marj @ (941) 627-
9755 or inquire at
Omni Executive Center
(next door).

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


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certification: Call
941-255-0675 or
Cell 865-776-9260
DENTAL ASSISTANT
with Dental exp only
with a CDA for
S. Venice Office.
Fax resume:
941-408-0896
DENTAL ASSISTANT
with FRONT DESK.
Experience. Please
Fax Resume to:
941-764-9277

Desoto
Health & Rehab
has the following
opportunities available
Medical Records
Clerk
Must possess excel-
lent organizational skill
and have the ability to
muti-task. Fax resume
For consideration sub-
mit application at:
1002 N. Brevard Ave.
Arcadia. Fax resume to
(863)494-9470 For
questions call: (863)-
494-5766


FRONT DESK, medical
terminology & computer
skills REQUIRED. Must be
able to multi task. Fax
resume 941- 258-3630
Part Time help needed
for busy medical office,
Mon, Wed & Fri. after-
noons. Fax resume to
(941)-480-9322
Pharmacy Tech in Arca-
dia. P/T 30 Hrs M-F, No
Wkends. Exp Preferred.
Fax resume: 863-491-
6252 or email
Istemm@geocareinc.com
Physical Therapy Tech
Punta Gorda PT/Poss. FT
$8-$10 per hour Possible
tuition reimbursement for
PT/PTA college
Email resume
obartruff@fitnessquestpt corn
Practice Manager
needed for Busy Medical
Practice. Computer
skills required w/medical
experience. Salary
based on experience.
Good Benefit package.
Fax resume to
(941)-258-3630
Receptionist F/T Tem-
porary Position. Medical
Experienced Required.
Fax Resume
941-624-0941

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

SNF seeking a full-time
Certified Dietary Manag-
er, valid certification,
dependable, flexible, and
a team player. Fax
resume to 863494-3533

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2040 RESTAURANT/
HOTEL

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

BARTENDER Exp'd!
Must have pleasant per-
sonality. Apply in person
at Bowland Pt. Char-
lotte
941-625-4794.

BEER SERVER. No exp.
nec. Charlie's Pub.
Interview Daily 9- 12.
3496 Tamiami Tr. PC

Experienced Line Cook,
Apply in person; Barnicle
Bills 2901 Placida Rd.
Englewood.

GULVIEW GRILL. Exp'd
Hostess, Servers &
Bartenders. Apply in
person daily after
12PM. --- 2095 N.
Beach Rd. Englewood.

LINE COOK, Experienced,
needed FT for saute sta-
tion at busy Italian restau-
rant. Donato's, Murdock
Carousel Plaza, next to
Lowe's. 235-1404.

RIVER CITY GRILL
* BUS PERSON
* LINE COOK
*SALAD PERSON
THE TAVERN
*ALL POSITIONS
Apply between 2 4
131 W. Marion Ave. PG

2050 SKILLED TRADES

A/C New Construction
/ Change out. 5yrs+
Exp. Clean driving
record. DFWP Kobie
Complete 941-474-3691

A/C Service Tech
GET OUT OF THE ATTIC
ENJOY POOL-SIDE!
Prof HVAC Svc Tech for
pool heat pumps in SW
Fl. Benefits. Join our
work family. 474-9306

ATTN SCREEN PRINTERS
HARD WORKING indi-
viduals with Manual
/Automatic press exp.
Apply in person.
18290 Paulson Dr., PC
Attn: Mark Collins

Experienced Body
Shop Technician
Certifications necessary.
Estimating experience a
plus. Full time, benefits,
drug-free workplace. Fill
out an application at RV
World of Nokomis, 2110
Tamiami Trail North,
Nokomis or email to
treynolds@rvworldinc.com.
941.966.5335

2070 SALES


"I HAVE A SALES
POSITION FOR 2
POEPLE ONLY"
That if you do what
you Are trained to do, you
could EARN $45K and
more per year.
Company Benefits also.
ARE YOU WILUNG TO
1. Make 300 tele-
phone calls per week?
2. Work on commis-
sion only?
3. Work Days,
Evenings & Saturdays?
4. Do door Approach-
ing?
5. Go to families
homes & Give presen-
tations?
IF SO CALL ME!!!!!

We do cemetery &
funeral
Pre-need sales
End of Life Plan-
ning.
Office 941.475.5337
Fax 941.475.5544
Resume's E-mail
jlongo@gulfpinesmp.com
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2070 SALES


Advertising
Account
Executive
Position

The Charlotte Sun
is looking for sales
professionals looking
for an exciting career
with advancement
opportunities.

Does this
describe you:
*Aggressive
*Cold calling pro
*Deal closer
*Strong work ethic
*Money motivated
*People person
.Excellent
communication skills
*Computer literate
*Exceptional cus
tomer service skills
*Marketing flare
*Ability to work
independently
We Offer:
*Competitive salary +
commissions
*Vacation
*Health Insurance
*Sick and short term
disability
*401 (k) with
company match
*Training
*Advancement
Opportunities
If we describe you,
send your resume
to:
Charlotte Sun
Glen Nickerson
Advertising Manager
23170 Harborview Road
Port Charlotte,
Florida 33980
Fax: 941- 629-4499
Email:
gnickerson@sun-herald.com


America's BEST Community Daily

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


Sun Realty

Need Cash?
Have A
Garage Sale


Come Join Our
Winning Team
One of the fastest
growing high tech
telecommunications
companies in South-
west Florida is seeking
a Professional Sales
Account Manager to
join our dynamic team.
Our reliable, high quali-
ty products and
responsive customer
service just don't hap-
pen by accident. They
happen as a result of
the creativity, determi-
nation, talent and pro-
fessionalism of every
member of our team.
Everyday our employ-
ees dedicate them-
selves to exceeding
customer expectations
and earning customer
loyalty.
Qualifications:
.+ 2 years successful
outside sales experi-
ence. Telecommunica-
tions/Data knowledge
preferred
*Good communication
skills (verbal/written)
*Good prospecting,
proposal & presenta-
tion skills
*Computer literate
(Word, Excel, MS Out-
look, ACT, etc.)
*Strong interpersonal
skills
*Outgoing & Deter-
mined personality
*History of proven suc-
cess exceeding quota
Benefits:
*Medical and Life
Insurance
*Paid Time Off vaca-
tions and holidays
.401K
*Recognition Pro-
grams
*Cell Phone allowance


& mileage reimburse-
ment
Employment subject to
post offer pre-employ-
ment drug test. If you
are looking to join a
dynamic team in a fun,
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2070 SALES


Come Join Our
Winning Team
One of the fastest
growing high tech
telecommunications
companies in South-
west Florida is seeking
a professional Inside
Sales Associate/
Telemarketer to join
our dynamic team.
Our reliable, high quali-
ty products and
responsive customer
service just don't hap-
pen by accident. They
happens as a result of
the creativity, determi-
nation, talent and pro-
fessionalism of every
member of our team.
Everyday our employ-
ees dedicate them-
selves to exceeding
customer expectations
and earning customer
loyalty.
Qualifications:
Telemarketing and
Telecommunications/D
ata knowledge pre-
ferred
Good communication
skills (verbal/written)
Computer literate
(Word, Excel, MS Out-
look, ACT, etc.)
Strong interpersonal
skills
Outgoing & Deter-
mined personality
Telemarketing/out-
bound Calling Experi-
ence
Benefits:
*Medical and Life
Insurance
*Paid Time Off -
vacations and holidays
*401 K
*Recognition Programs
Employment subject to
post offer pre-employ-
ment drug test.
If you are looking to
join a dynamic team in
a fun, dynamic and
growth oriented com-
pany with significant
income opportunity,
please send resume
to:
insidesales@daystar.net

EARN X-MAS $$$$$
full or part time.
$100.00+ a day poten-
tial. I Barter needs out
going energetic people to
introduce our services to
the community. No sell-
ing. Call Bud @
941-483-3727


MODEL HOME
SALES
Florida Heritage Realty
is looking for a self
motivated, licensed,
Salesperson to join our
sales staff selling our
models in Punta Gorda-
Villas at Burnt Store
Isles, Villa Grande,
Outlook Cove,
& Paradise. Must be a
member of PG-PC-NP
Board of Realtors
& be able to start
immediately.
Call Dennis for a
confidential interview
1-239-598-3555


REAL ESTATE
AGENTS
ARE YOU
EVALUATING
WHAT TO DO NEXT?
Are you concerned
about your own future
during these times of
economic challenge?
Think Smart!
How about joining
the leading
Real Estate Firm
in our local area?
If you believe
you have
"The right stuff"
COME TALK TO US
AND DISCOVER THE
DIFFERENCE
BY BECOMING A
PART OF #1!
Port Charlotte :
Call Susie Randolph
941-457-2771
Punta Gorda:
Call Bill Perrault
941-833-1663
Englewood:
Call Margaret
Schaad
941-830-0036





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


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2070 SALES


The Inside Sales
Associate is responsi-
ble for increasing busi-
ness sales for commu-
nication's company by
setting appointments
in order to expand
business in our exist-
ing markets.
The position is also
responsible for acquir-
ing new customers
and new business
opportunities.
This position evaluates
the market, develops
leads, contact
prospects, makes
appointments and
determines needs.
Apply with resume and
salary requirements to:
m.marquardt@daystar.net


2090 CHILD/ADULT
CARE NEEDED

Toddler Teacher Needed
Immediately for Gold Seal
Center in North Port. CDA
Preferred. F/T EOE. Call
today 941-525-3589

2100 GENERAL

BIKINI DANCERS want-
ed for Sports Bar. 12am-
7pm. $1,000 sign-on
bonus. (941) 457-7077
EARN $3200/MONTH
PROCESS HUD REFUNDS
HUD-INFO-HOTLINE
941-556-1300
JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!
Check Our Opportunites!
www.shaveremployment.com
Own a Computer?
Put it to Work!
Up to $1,500 to
$7,500/mo PT/FT
Free Info!
www.BDBglobal.com
Property Manager, Wood-
side Villas (863)-494-
5504

TELEMARKETING
OPPORTUNITY
Cold Calling Pro
Part Time
Flexible Hours
(8:00-6:00)
Monday-Friday
Base Salary +
Commissions
Downtown Punta
Gorda
Email Resume &
Cover Letter To:
jodit@
floridacouponnetwork.com
SANTA'S ELVES assemble
various crafts. Materials
provided. (801)4284664
www.GiftsYetMore. net

2120 POSITION/
JOB WANTED

OFFER ME A JOB OR
LEGIT ONLINE WORK-AT-
HOME BUSINESS & I'LL PAY
YOU $3K (941)-586-9530


3000









NOTICES

3010 ANNOUNCEMENTS

*Adopt* A doting dad,
stayhome mom (& pup-
pies), Dan & Lisa excited
to give your baby LOVE
laughter opportunity. FL
Bar 0247014. Expenses
paid 1-800-552-0045.
Vogue Hair Design
now open
in Deep Creek.
941- 613-1461.

3015 HAPPY ADS



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



3020 PERSONALS


3020 PERSONALS

GARY SEWARD,call Billy in
Orangevale,CA. We are in
the book.


STACEY
Ill Fo.r Spr ils
941-237-1157

RELAXATION
W/ HEATHER
(941)-237-1356

RACHEL'S PSYCHIC
READINGS
Rachel is a specialist in
psychic matters and
affairs of the heart. She
will not only help you with
your present problems,
but will unfold a path to
love, business careers,
separation/divorce, mar-
riage & reuniting loved
ones. CONSULT
RACHEL TODAY
941- 488-0548 or
Cell: 941- 544-6640
109 South Tamiami Tr
Nokomis. FL 34275

KRISTY
239-601-7777
SAVANNAH
CONVERSATION
RELAXATION & THERAPY
941-467-2538

MANDY
1/2 HR HOLIDAY
SPECIALS
(941)-350-9008

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

3060 SCHOOLS
& INSTRUCTION

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

2 WEEK CNA Class $300
SPECIAL Books Included.
State testing onsite.
941-822-2273
Pharmacy Tech work-
shop. 6 week class,
$800, includes books
and national exam fee.
Next class 1/08/09, Call
Express toll free @
866-346-0660 or
expresstrainingservices.c
om/pharmacy
Phlebotomy workshop. 1
day workshop, hands-on
training. Next class
1/17/09,cost $200. Call
Express toll-free
866-346-0660 or
expresstrainingservices.c
om/phlebotomy

3090 LOST & FOUND

CHIUAHUA
MISSING WHITE WITH
BLACK FACE NEAR
PRICE BLVD
(941)376-1575
LOST black Calico female
Cat, off Washington Loop.
Reward. 941-916-5413.
LOST CAT North Port
area Biscayne, near 75,
Female calico REWARD -
336-655-6605
LOST dog, PG near Aqui
Esta, female black lab, 1
yr old. BIG REWARD.
(941)-639-4397
LOST FE black Boston
Terrier w/gray face &
tags, 15 yrs old, area Bis-
cayne & Sidney. N. Port,
lost Wed. am, 11/19.
REWARD. 941- 429-8092
Lost male tan Chihuahua
white chest and paws.
Deep Creek vicinity of Mau-
ritania Rd. REWARD Family
very distraught. Please call
941-627-0705 or
941-2864904


4000








FINANCIAL

4010 BUSINESS
OPPORTUNITIES

Consignment shop, Fix-
tures, Computer Invento-
ry Program, Great loca-
tion. 41S PG. Ready to
Open. 941-628-4291
Get up to $300 Over
and Over.. No selling, no
inventory, no hassles. Ask
to hear a 9 min. audio.
(888) 230-7531, x80906
http:kelloggusa2a.com
/freeinfo

4020 FINANCIAL/MISC.

Financial Problems?
Can't get a loan?
Leave it to us!!
Call
1-877-533-8979(24hrs)
Apply online @
ajspetersonfinancial.com

4080 LOANS/
MORTGAGES

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


5000







BUSINESS SERVICES

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

5040 CARPET
SERVICES

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

5050 CHILD/ADULT
CARE

A+ COMPANION 585-0968
Home cooked meals, shop-
ping, It. hsekeeping. Honest
& Reasonable Service
with a Smile... Priceless!
ALL CHILDCARE
FACILITIES MUST
INCLUDE,WITH ADVER-
TISEMENT, STATE OR
LOCAL AGENCY LICENSE
NUMBER.
FAMILY DAY CARE has
Openings for all Ages.
Low Rates! No Reg.
Fees. Call 941-815-7338
Lic#E595345939
FLORIDA STATE LAW
requires all child care cen-
ters and day care busi-
nesses to register with
the State of Florida. The
Sun Newspapers will not
knowingly accept adver-
tising which is in violation
of the law.
HEAVENLY HANDFULS
CHILDCARE
Registered R20CH0023
Accepting infants-5, food
provided, in & outdoor
play. 941-204-5296 Liz.
Need 24 HR Care?
Nurse has room avail for
2 Seniors. Meals, Trans-
portation, Personal Care
(941)-429-0772


5053 COMPUTER
SERVICE

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

5060 DOMESTIC
CLEANING SERV.

Honest, Dependable &
Experienced. References
Available. Call Joan
(941)-681-2086
Just Returned? Getting
ready for Holidays? Need
your house cleaned? Lic &
Ins. (941)-323-4502
SCRUB A DUB DUB
cleaning service
Venice, Englewood,
North Port
941-468-7643

5100 HOME & COMM.
IMPROVE.

*CONCRETE
High Quality Low Price
Driveway sidewalks, patios
LIC. & INS. FREE EST 941-
497-0907 or 586-4512
A-Z Handyman,
Call Denny or Susie
941-468-3474
CARPENTER, INC. One
call does it all. Licensed &
insured. #RR0067689.
Phil 941-627-0657.
CERAMIC tile installed
from $1 per sq ft.
Call now. 941- 769-TILE.
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
Handy Man, Handy
Woman. Cut it, Clean it,
Haul it, Paint it & More
Afforable (941)-894-4199
Quality Concrete Work at
a Very Affordable Price.
Driveways, Sidewalks,
Patios. Serving the area
25 yrs. (941)-780-5968
Veterans Workforce, all
vets Any and all work.
Dont regret Hire a vet
941-429-8520

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
NALEEPRO LA CA
Now accepting new accts
Nokomis, Ven & Island. Lid
Ins. For exc. lawn car
SCall 4884462 /
An Occupational License
may be required by the
City and/or County.
Please call the appropri-
ate occupational licensing
bureau to verify
BALLINGER'S
Lawn Maintenance
Full Service. Palm
clean-up. Pressure
Wash. 941-628-9291


5110 LAWN/GARDEN
&TREE

SANDEFUR'STREE
TRIMMING,
LANDSCAPING,
PRESSURE CLEANING
& MORE. 941-484-6042

TONY'S FULL SERVICE
LAWN CARE Now
accepting new accounts.
(941)-615-7061

5130 MOVING/HAULING

ENCLOSED TRAILER
going north Dec. 3rd, will
haul call after 6pm (941)-
497-6741

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

BEST PRICE FOR
QUALITY JOB!
Residential/Commercial
Ask aboutoutr Holiday
Special 941-815-8184

Alexander's Paint
In/Out Pressure Wash
Home/Drive Redo-
Remove-Install Too!
Pre Rent/Sale Spe-
cials 30 yr Exp., Lic,
Ref, & Insd. Free Esti-
mates Bob 941-496-
9131 or 223-0941


5180 PRESSURE
CLEANING



PRESSURE CLEANING,
We do it all. Call for free
estimates. CGC#A14379.
(941)-623-3374

5185 ROOFING

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

5230 MISCELLANEOUS

HOLIDAY DECORA-
TIONS by bonded & ins.
electrician, incl. in & out.
Tracy @ 941- 740-9995


6000
W.' .&


MERCHANDISE

MERCHANDISE
GARAGE SALES
6001 Arcadia
6002 Englewood
6003 Lake Suzy
6004 Nokomis
6005 North Port
6006 Pt. Charlotte
6007 Punta Gorda
6008 Rotonda
6009 Sarasota
6010 South Venice
6011 Venice
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

6002 ENGLEWOOD AREA
GARAGE SALES

-Fri & Sat 7-1 10430
iGrail Ave. '97 Mus-
tang, Lawn mower, Aquar-
ium, Brand New Toys &
Much More.
D FRI & SAT 8AM-?
9458 Anita Ave.
5 FAMILY YARD SALE
Front & back yard and
porches.
Something for Everyone
FRI & SAT, 8AM-4PM
Neighborhood of
Drury, Lincoln, Jefferson
& streets in between

6007 PUNTA GORDA AREA
GARAGE SALES

FRI. 8- ?,
3001 Vasco St. Fur-
niture, dishes, glassware,
clothes, toys, lots misc.
D SAT ONLY 8:30-?
262 Lido Dr-
Off W. Marion-
Trimming the excess.

DSAT ONLY. 7AM-3PM
2241 Nuremberg
Blvd., Deep Creek.
Family Garage Sale


6010 S. VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES

D-SAT ONLY 8AM-?
315 Azure Rd
Furn. Men/Wmn/Jr girls
items. Household, etc.
[ SAT. ONLY 8-1
SEVERAL FAMILIES
HOUR GLASS DRIVE
Off SR 776
Lots of Great Treasures!
-Saturday 8-3, 1449
Quail Lake Dr. Excep-
tional sale, jewelry, china,
kitchen ware, appl.
books, generator & misc.

6011 VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES

SFRI& SAT Nov. 28-29
7AM-Noon
CONSTRUCTION SUPPLY
OF VENICE
218 S. Seaboard Ave.
941-488-6641.
Trains G & 0 Gauge
Camping gear, pottery,
statuary, bag rocks,
tools, kitchen appl. Misc.
- SAT 8am-3pm.
243 Hammock Terr,
445-0974 MOVING:
Household, tools, camping
equipment and camper, gen-
erators, pool table, old
records, lots misc. stuff,
2001 Pontiac Sunfire
$3,500. excellent con.
D-] SAT only, 8-3:00
(ISLAND) 224 Gulf Dr
(btw Harbor & Nokomis).
collectibles, oddities & junk

6012 GARAGE SALES


Bartow 1535 Oleander
Place, Nov. 28 (Until 5
p.m.) and 29 (Until-
11:00 a.m.) Yard
equipment, antiques,
crystal, jeans, tools,
miscellaneous items.


6020 AUCTIONS

Huge Multi-Estate
Thanksgiving Auction
Sat. Nov. 29th 11AM
Preview 10am
6020 Deacon Place
Sarasota, FL 34238
2000 Ford E150 Van,
1998 Glastron Power-
boat, 6'x12' Open Trail-
er, Tools, Mowers,Pow-
erwashers, TV's, Office
Equip., Collectibles,
Paintings, Nascar,
Glass & Porcelain! Huge
auction not to miss!
Many Box Lots etc. Go
to website for pics at:
westcoastauctionco.com
Terms: Cash, CK, CC.
13% B.P. 3% Cash Disc.
West Coast Auction Co.
Ra Sherman -
Auctioneer
Ab2448 Au3340
(941) 468-7815

VISIT THE
VENICE AUCTION
EVERY THURSDAY AT
5:15PM
SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR
PICTURES
VeniceAuction.com
941-485-4964
JOE LARAVIERE AB2444 AU3066
10% BP

6030 HOUSEHOLD
GOODS

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

A FURNITURE SHOPPE
1552 S. McCall Rd., Engl.
Selling Quality Used Fum.
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GOODS
11 pc Alum. Patio Set
$250, 9 pc White Cedar
BR set all wood $1500
obo 941-423-6843 or
941-223-5441
2 Homes merging into
one! Lot's of FURNITURE
Tools, beds, nice nick
nacks, kitchen stuff,
christmas items, small
trailer & chain saw. Must
Sell!! (941)-423-6274
48" glass top table w/4
chairs, like new cond.
$195. (941)-255-1965
Bed Feather, Goose down
Qn, Like new. Warm &
Cozy $50 941-485-2863
BED Queen/full pine can-
nonball mattress/box
941-505-2820. $300
BED SET, 8pc. King Com-
forter, Lilac/blu/white, Ex
cond $35 941-240-2848
Bed, Queen Mattress and
Box. Brand New will sell
$175. Local 941-629-
5550 or 941-456-5555.
Also have KING.
Bed, King exc. cond.
$200; Qn Bed, pillow top,
$150 (941)-697-1273
BED, MURPHY Q. Size
Bed, Custom Built, White
Raised Panel Doors,
Delivered & Installed
$1295.(941)-493-3954
Bed, Qn Mattress &
boxsprings, nearly new.
$250 ** SOLD**
Bed Mattress/Box. New -
will sell $100. Local 941-
629-5550/941-456-5555.
Bedroom Set, Broyhill
Fontana. Dresser w/mir-
ror, twin bed w/linens lyr
old. Must see $600
(941)-625-5978
Bedroom set: Stanley
triple dresser, 2 nite
stands. Mission Oak.
941493-7159
Cherry Desk, small,
SOLD (2) 26" TVs, $40
/ea. (941) 639-0009.
COFFEE TABLE, white fin-
ish, metal, legs,
49X26X12,2 large draw-
ers, $200 obo, Shag
Rug,5 X 7ft,Black & Ivory
$200 obo. Excellent Con-
dition,
941-639-9293.
Computer Armoire,
excel. cond, $150.00.
(941) 639-0009


6030 HOUSEHOLD
GOODS
DAYBED, white wood,
reat matt., used 1 time,
275. 941-485-3029
DAYBED, wrought iron,
unused $325;
ARMOIRE, $150.
TV 27" Samsung,
unused, $325.
(941)979-7100
Dinette Set, White, wicker
back, upholstered seats,
6 chairs, 2 12" leafs
$175 *SOLD*
Dinette Set, table 42"w
60" length w/leaf, beige
cushioned chairs w/cast-
ers. Ex Cond. $260
Venice sold sold sold
Dining rm set, Tommy
Bahama style, under
$1,000. 941-474-6633
Dining Room Table w/4
Chairs with Casters $95
o.b.o. 3 Set Cordless
Phones V-Tech $30 o.b.o.
V.G.C.(941) 629-2258
DINING TABLE glass top
5x3 $50; (941)-627-3293
Ethan Allen Cherry Ent. Center
New $3399. Must sell only
$1200.00 OBO FREE 36"
Hitachi TV. Can email pictures
419467-1238
Full size boxspring & mat-
tress $200. Swivel rocker
$150. Glass end table &
cocktail table $60. All
new. 330-618-0720
I BUY CLEAN USED
FURNITURE.
TOP $$ PAID.
(941)-661-8705
KING BED Stearns &
Foster,exc. cond, $590
obo. (941) 875-1410.
LANAI set, nice 6 pc, 4
chairs, 1 lounger, all with
cushions, 41" round
table, $150. Rotonda,
(309)-224-1405
Make-Up table w/mirror,
$200; 2 pc credenza,
$300. (941)-347-8359
MASSAGE CHAIR -
reclines, w foot massager
$500. (941)-916-0137
RECLINERS: 2 tan leather
recliners exc. cond. $100
ea. 941-423-4288


REDECORATING must
sell: cherry desk; cocktail
table; dining table w/4
chairs, 2 rugs. Call Mike
239-229-7819


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Room divider, Oriental 6'
tall 3 panel, light wood,
exc. cond. Asking $75.
941-764-9126
Sofa & Loveseat $150,
Kitchen table w/6 chairs
$100, Full Bed, $50,
Futon $150 (941)-286-
7347
SOFA, 80"(brand new FL
colors) $225/obo. Coffee
table, $40. 743-8624
STEARNS & FOSTER,
high quality pillow top
$1,000. obo
Liz Claiborne bed frame
NEW $500.
Jessica 941-421-6616

STORAGE CABINET,
metal, lockable as new
$65.00
METAL WORK BENCH
$80.00
Computer desk and chair
nice $55.00
Metal file cabinet 10
drawer little rough $45.
941-979-2334


6030 HOUSEHOLD
GOODS

THE CLASSIFIED
ADVERTISING
DEPT.
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THANKSGIVING DAY
THURSDAY,
NOVEMBER 27TH.
EARLY DEADLINE
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FOR THURSDAY,
NOVEMBER 27TH
WILL BE WEDNESDAY,
NOVEMBER
26TH AT 4:30PM
EARLY DEADLINE FOR
THE VENICE
GONDOLIER
SATURDAY EDITION
WILL BE WEDNESDAY,
NOVEMBER 26TH AT
2:00 PM
EARLY DEADLINE FOR
WHEELS FOR ALL
EDITIONS WILL BE
WEDNESDAY,
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AT 2:OOPM
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28TH WILL BE
WEDNESDAY,
NOVEMBER 26TH
AT 5:OOPM
TV Armoire & Steoro cab-
inet, Antique white 78
3/4" H 46 3/4" W 23 3/4
D $325. 941-575-9849
Wicker, Love seat, chairs
(2) & Rocker w/pads,
$225 (941)629-8266
Window Shades,Levelor
(8) white custom, never
used. (941)-391-6245

6040TVISTEREO/
RADIO

27" Sony Trinitron,
Ex cond, $100
(941)488-8572
56" toshiba porjection TV
HD ready $425/obo
(941)-625-2531
Sony 48" Projection TV.
$125obo.
(941)-735-5541


6060 COMPUTER
EQUIPMENT

#941-629-6337 Dave in-
house-office computer
repair, set-up Serving
Charlotte Co. 9+ years

17" CTX LCD MONITOR.
Built in speakers, ex
cond. $50.
**SOLD***
17" Dell Monitor w/ key-
board, mouse & speak-
ers. All connection wires.
$100. (941)426-7505
733mhz i paq 192mb RAM
6.4gb HD, monitor, WinXP
$90/obo 941-6974355
COMPUTER TOWER
XP PRO 40 gig w 512
Ram $150 941-740-2761
DELL LAPTOP
XP
$175. 941-204-0824

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6065 CLOTHING/
JEWELRY

Lther bomber jacket, dk
brwn, never worn, Mens
M $190 941-625-5950

6070 ANTIQUES
COLLECTIBLES

ALWAYS BUYING
Sterling Silver, Quilts.
Paintings, Furniture.
NEW ENGLAND
ANTIQUES
(941) 639 -9338


6070 ANTIQUES
COLLECTIBLES
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
Books, old, many
topics wanted.
(941)-575-6705
HO TRAINS 20 Eng,
cars etc. $750.
941-214-8400
1950's KITCHEN TABLE
chrome legs, green top,
$60. 941-815-3314.
LP's 170 albums, 230
records in jackets clean
941-625-1267 4-8PM
Porcelain collectible dolls,
$10 & $20 ea. (Disney)
Rockwell plates, $5ea.
(941)-5864449

6090 MUSICAL
DRUM SET Peavy Interna-
tional II, like new, $150.
941-815-3314.
Hartke 500 watt Bass
Amp, 410" XL cabinet &
115" XL cabinet, like new,
$800 (941)-764-1795
Yamaha PSR 8000
Keyboard w/hd, $1500.
Yamaha Tenor Saxaphone
YTS 62 Mark II, $1500.
Fender Passport
Sound System, $400.
(863)-993-0807

6095 MEDICAL
Finger tip pulse Oximeter,
used 1 wk. Pd $200 ask-
ing $150. 941-764-9126
FLOWTRON XL Sequential
Compression Device w/
sleeves for both legs +
addl. tubing. Hardly used.
Pd $1700, asking
$1200. (941)-764-9126
Hoveround power chair,
runs great, will need bat-
teries, $200. Mini nebuoli-
zor battery operated,
$50. Walker w/ext. hand
grasp, $25. 941-474-
1016
Jazzy Power chair, Used
2 mo, cost $5K, $1300
Lift Avail.(941)-421-6836


6095 MEDICAL
Massage table, lifestyle,
portable, rarely used,
$150. (941)-493-8258
Merits Power Chair,
Never used $950
(941)-380-6110
Portable bedside com-
mode w/adj. height. $50.
941-764-9126
POWER CHAIR, Merits, w/
charger, goes lOmi on 1
chg.$500.941-623-3288
WHEELCHAIR, Invacare
take along, elec. joy stick,
new, 250 Ib weight capa-
sity, 4 wheels, great for
shopping. $550. (941)-
629-0229

6110 TREES & 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

6120 BABY ITEMS
ALL KIDS STUFF! Cloth-
ing B/G NB-teen, Baby
Gear/Furniture, Toys-
Books-Games-Etc $1+
Kim @ 347-8848 or
www.weecycleit.com

6125 GOLF
ACCESSORIES

Awesome 2005 HS
E-Z Go's $1795 + tax.
(941)-625-7969
CLUB CAR, White, Head-
lights, Club Protector, 3
Sided Enclosure Mirror,
Windshield, Upgraded
Tires & Battery. $1.450.
(941)493-3073

6128 EXERCISE/
FITNESS

TREADMILL, Weslo, 3 yrs
old, needs computer, like
new, as is, special $50
obo. (941)-764-9547


6128 EXERCISE/
FITNESS
Treadmll, small.
Seldom Used. $225
(941)-505-7705

6130 SPORTING
GOODS
Antique guns, swords &
military items Wanted.
Collector 941-286-5606
Ammo 308 cal. FMJ, 500
rounds, $75 per 100.
(941)-697-7688
Browning Rifle-78 .22-250
O1X scope, Custom can-
jar trigger,4 boxes ammo
$950 (941)-637-0150
Civil War, WWII Guns,
Swords, Daggers, etc.
Wanted. Paying up to
$900 for G.I. 45's &
German Lugers
(941)705-5145
COLT SAA 45LC 4.5"
barrel, 3rd Gen. N.I.B
$1200.00; Puma .357
lever action $350.
941-276-1680
CUSTOM by Glock 23,
.40 cal. NIB, 1 of 1000,
$750. 941-743-2959.
FLORIDA CONCEALED
Weapons Permit Class
(941)697-1885

GLOCK 19 9mm $500.
(941)-473-9838
GLOCK 26 9mm, $450
with case. Call 941-743-
2959.
H&R 929, .22 Cal
Revolver 9 shot, Nice
$150. (603)-769-1818
KIMBER Ultra CDP .45 2
mags, holster, $1000 or
trade for AR. 743-2959.
Leopold 36x Target
Scope. F/C. $550
(941)-637-0150
Pool Table, wood w/slate
top, leather pockets &
access. Great shape.
$650 (941)-475-2216
RUGER LCP .380 Laser
Grip, extra mag, mag ext,
$550. 941-743-2959.
S&W 38 Special Rev. Exc.
cond. w/holster, $325.
***SOLD***
S&W 686 PPC pistol Cus-
tom Coogan .357 All
Stainless + base, comp,
red dot $750
(941)-637-0150
SIG 357 Model P239,
LNIB, w/box & papers.
$485. (941)-SOLD


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6130 SPORTING
GOODS

Yugoslav Sks Rifle, Scope
Bi Pod, $375 (863)-494-
5241

6135 BICYCLES/
TRICYCLES

BICYCLES: matching his
& hers cyclepro bicycles
as new. $175. for the
pair. 941-235-7410
Bike, Schwinn Voyager 21
spd 27" wheel, new tires
$150 (941)-575-4360
BIKES, His & Hers
Schwinn Cruisers, 26",
rode twice, $100 ea.
(941)-639-1722
His & hers bikes $75/ea,
Jogger's Stroller $125/ea
Mtn bike $65 941,6263102
SCHWINN SKYLINE fitted
with a 80cc gas motor
$325 (941)-575-4572

6138 TOYS

Barbie Power Wheels
Jeep, 12vt battery Ex
Cond $140, John Deere
Ride on Tractor w/trailer
12vt battery Good Cond.
$125, VTech video game
w/4 games & 2 con-
trollers. Good Cond $25
(941)-423-7127
Lionel Christmas Train
Set, complete "0"
Gauge Train Set, plus 6
extra cars, lots of
track, station. All new
in boxes, $650.00
value, sacrifice for
$350. *SOLD*
TRAIN SET: Thomas Ulti-
mate Set, trains, track &
more $50. 941-697 9827.

6145 POOL/SPA/
& SUPPLIES

Hot Tub 8x8, lounger &
seats, w/accessories
$600. (941)-457-9348
HOT TUB: 300 gal, seats 7
deluxe pkg, steps, cover
$2200/obo 941473-9841
Pool motor 1-1/2HP A.
0. Smith UST1152 (nib)
and Jacuzzi magnum
force pump housing (3
mos. old)- $150. -
941-697-7853

6160 LAWN & GARDEN

Lawn mower, Lawnboy
21" self propelled. $90
(941)-SOLD!!
Mower, '06 John Deere
86hrs as new $1000obo
(941)-780-1544
Mower, Toro 42" Cut 0
Turn, Very Good Cond.
$1700 (941)-628-9291
Riders & Push, sales &
service, used parts, trade
in's welcome. Save big!
(941)-268-0917

Storage Shed, Rubermaid
4.5'x6.5' Assembled $40
(941)-429-4261


6160 LAWN & GARDEN

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
YARD TRAILER w/ rubber
tires & hitch $50. (941)-
627-3293

6165 STORAGE SHEDS
/BUILDINGS

Build a Shed $900 doors,
windows, straps, etc $495.
or trade 941-626-3102
QUONSET building,
54'x30', 22 gauge galv.
metal, brand new, still on
pallets, all blue prints,
complete bolts, nuts &
screws, made by Global
Steel. Paid $8,700 sell
$7,000/obo. Free deliv-
ery anywhere in Florida.
(863)-993-2077

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


6170 BUILDING
SUPPLIES

AC units, Payne, 4 ton,
$1300, 5 ton $1600. 14
mos. old. Excellent. Punta
Gorda (305)-5884945
Aluminum Windows, have
18 used awning windows,
$30ea 941-475-3883
DESIGNER LAMINATED
FLOORING Never used
30% thicker. $.69 sq. ft.
Must sell 239-334-4839

Windows, Alum 4, awning
w/screens 37.5"x54"
$20ea (207)-314-8184

6180 HEAVY/CONST.
EQUIPMENT

Mobile Office w/AC &
Steps. 120sf $800/obo
(941)-626-6568

6190 TOOLS/
MACHINERY

Generator, 7500watt,
Diesel, Elec Start. Only
used 3hrs $750
(941)-625-0905
Skill saw set, $100. Drill
bit set $100. Power dri-
ver, $25. (941)-493-8258
TABLE saw, Craftsman,
10", 3hp, $100.
**SOLD**


6220 OFFICE/BUSINESS
EQUIP. SUPPLIES

DOWNSIZING OFFICE,
7 desks, $10. ea., 7
Chairs w/ Arms & Cas-
tors, $10. ea., 4 Drawer
Legal File Cabinet, Fawn,
$20., 2 Lateral Files.
$10. ea. (941)-613-2300

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

WAITING chairs (new),
8, $10 ea, steel & vinyl;
Neon 'open' sign, $45.
(941)-764-6453

6231 BIRDS

BLUE & GOLD MCCAW
4mths old, $1000/firm
(941)-301-4188

COCKATOO, female,
nice cage extra.
(941)-740-1367

Parrot Outreach
Society
We will accept the bird
that you can no longer
care for. We also
adopt out to approved
homes. Small para-
keets and cockatiels
to large parrots.and
macaws.
Pam 941-815-0879
Patricia 575-7702

Wanted Small Parakeet
(863)-494-5305

6232 CATS

FREE KITTENS, Fluffy,
3F/2M. All colors,
lit-trained
863-993-7991

FREE Male Cats 5 mths
old. Indoor, healthy, Black
& White (863)-735-0744

Kittens 6wks old. M,
Black Free to good home
(863)-491-0000

6233 DOGS

5 mo. old French Bull-
dog. Reg AKC, Female,
$500 Sold Sold Sold

Am. Bulldog 8 mo. old,
was $600 now $150.
must sell Call 697-2117

Australian Shephard pup-
pies, mini, AKC REG.
Champion bloodlines.
941-639 5267.

BOXER, Brindle, FE AKC,
8 wks, shots, $450. sold
sold sold

CHIHUAHUA, AKC, Male,
1 yr. old, cream and
white, long hair, $400
firm. (941)-726-2661
I Classified Works!


6233 DOGS 6235 LIVESTOCK


Do you have time on
your hands? EARS Ani-
mal Rescue Sanctuary
needs you. Volunteer
for a few hours or a
day. Help with events,
in the EARS office,
fundraising, or work
with the cats in
PawZazz for Pets. We
also need fosters to
keep our "pets in wait-
ing for adoption".
We have something to
interest everyone.
Give us a call, we
would love to talk to
you are the many
opportunities we have
available to help the
animals.
941-475-0636 or
866-781-EARS

ITALIAN GREYHOUND
"MINI" FEMALE PUPPY 3
MONTHS OLD BEAUTIFUL
BLUE/WHITE COLOR!
A.K.A REGISTERED! HAVE
ALL PAPERS $375
(941)623-8157

Lab Pup, ACA yellow, F.
lOwks, HC, Crate trained
$600 (863)448-2233
LAB, Beautiful, black,
11 mos. Owner illness
and moving forces
adoption. FREE to good
home. (941)-681-1018
MINI DACHSHUND pups,
AKC, 2M, IF, $600 ea.
(941)-240-1736
NOW HIRING Experienced
dog groomer. Busy shop
200 grooms per mo.
Salary. (941)-258-3647
Pit Bull puppies, 4 males
and 1 female,$200. 941-
204-0727
PITBULL PUPS, UKC Reg.
3 Red Females, 18 wks of
age. 863494-3684, Iv
message.
Pitbull/Lab Mix, Cocoa
Brown, Very Mild man-
nered, Plays well with
other dogs. 2.5yrs. FREE
(941)-416-0369
POODLE Toy, Black
Male Ready Dec. 2nd
AKC $400; Also Black
Mini poodle male
7mths old $250.
(239)-543-2145
Poodles, Toy puppies
ready for the Holidays.
1st shots & HC 1 apri-
cot, 2 blk, 2 phantoms
(941)-575-9195
Rottweiler, 4 mos, F,
Shots, Moving. $300
(941)-4294278
Shepard/American Bull-
dog mix. F lyr Nds rm to
run. Free (941)-468-7716
SHIHTZU l0wks, $350
& $450. M/F, CKC
To good homes.
(239)-543-2145
WHITE AMERICAN &
Leopard Cur Puppies,
$125. 941-345-2378.

6234 MISC. PETS

FERRET w/ex. large cage,
all acc. $100 (pd $300
for cage). 623-3415.


Bread Cow, Calves & Trail
Horse. Pine Ranch
941-474-6500
BULLS, 6 to 20 mo,
Brangus & Angus Cross,
gentle, easy to handle
941-270-1629
Cattle, Angus (2)
approx 8001bs, no
chemicals/steroids
$600ea (941)-625-0905
Cows (2) Pregnant, no
Chemicals/Steroids
$600ea (941)-625-0905
Sale or Lease: 9 yr old reg.
Paint gelding. Very sweet
$2000. 941-270-1629

6236 PET SUPPLIES
& SERVICES

Dog house, double wall
insulated. $40
(941)-815-0247

6250 APPLIANCES

$40 SERVICE CALL The
Areas most trusted Appli-
ance Repair Service, serv-
ing PC, N.P. Engl, Venice.
We can fix it! 941473-9484
AERATOR TANK For well,
$100 obo.
SOLD
1ST DAY!!!!
FREEZER, Small,
23"wx34.5hx23"d, white.
$75. (941)-426-1534
JEN-AIR WALL OVEN
Stainless digital. $400.
(941)-916-0137
MICROWAVE, Panasonic,
Black, 2 cubic foot. $30.
(941)-625-7900
REFRIGERATOR Sidexside
25cuft, White, Whirlpool,
6mths old Water/ice on
door $500/obo 732-904-
8160
Refrigerator, GE Profile
SxS, Black 35.5" wide
$300 & GE Nautilis Dish-
washer Black, $25
(941)475-2216
Refrigerator, Whirlpool
25cuft, White, Water &
Ice on door, $250
(941)-505-8530
REFRIGERATOR- Kenmore
Side x Side, Bisque w/
Water & Ice. Like new! 4
yrs. old. $750. 941-743-
3678
WASHER & DRYER, GE,
work great, $175/set.
**SOLD!**
Wall Mounted oven, May-
tag White, Great Cond!
$50 (941)-828-0234
WASHERS/DRYERS
$139. each or
$270. Set
1 Year Warranty.
941-766-0226
Ken Washer & Dryer $100ea
* Upright Freezer $85
* GE Range $100
* Refridg $125
(941)-492-6698

6260 MISCELLANEOUS

#1 KEY WEST PINK
SHRIMP, from our boat
$4.00 lb. & Up.
941-639-6442


6260 MISCELLANEOUS

(2) DORM FRIDGES
$50/ea, Juice lady
Juice extractor $20;
Wolf Gang Puc Bistro
Conv. oven w/ Rotis-
sary $59; 941-575-
0273
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
Aquarium 27gal Bowfront
w/stand & Irg Castle
$225 (941)-423-7127
Bikes, mens & ladies, g.c.
$45 toddlers racecar beds
$65./ea dryer $95 washer
$155. 941-626-3102
Camcorder, Sony
TRV460, digital 8, 2.5"
screen, Paid $700, $400
(941)-628-9291
Cash paid for PinBall
Machines/Arcade/Antique
toys, Working or not!
(863)-558-0198
Christmas Tree 7', in box,
Pd. $200 now $50. Lighted
sleigh and running reindeer,
$15/both. Set of 4 folding
chairs, $10. 941474-5245
EARN X-MAS $$$$$
Host a Bartering party. I
Barter, an online barting
service needs to spread
the word & is offering
free memberships. Host
a bartering party & earn
money Call Bud to hear
more 941-483-3727
Gun Cabinet, Steel, Holds
12 guns. $500/obo
(941)-474-2110
Living Rm $900, Dinning
Rm $500, Treadmill
$150, Refrigerator $125,
Fish pond liner $125
(941)-979-6041
Micro/ Convection $ 40
Baby Bassinet rocks/
music. 941-474-5923
TRAINS HO Guage 8'X8'
complete layout, Value
$8000. $3000 obo 941-
661-0072 941-257-8910
Vacume, Kirby w/all
attachments & rug clean-
ning equipt $900/obo
(941)-474-2110
WATER sofener system
for well, pd $2300 will
sell $850 941-661-0490.

6270 WANTEDTO
BUY/TRADE

A COLLECTOR BUYING
wristwatches & pocket
watches, working or not,
jewelry, collectables
knives, swords, weapons,
military & fire dept, +ciga-
rette lighters. Coins &
Gold (941)-412-9391
Christmas Cash for gold
jewelry, scrap/broken/
unwanted silver/coins.
Highest prices paid.
(941)-889-7851
EARN X-MAS $$$$$
Host a Bartering party. I
Barter, an online barting
service needs to spread
the word & is offering
free memberships. Host
a bartering party & earn
money Call Bud to hear
more 941-483-3727


6270 WANTEDTO 7060 DODGE
BUY/TRADE

Looking for Movie Projec-
tor 8mm/Super 8 in work- '
ing cond. (941)-575-2684 2006 Magnum Black,
Chrome Wheels, Extra
7000 Clean. $22988
7UUU 1-800-771-1576



2007 Calibur, Silver, 16K
miles, 1 Owner $16988
1-800-771-1576


TRANSPORTATION

7020 BUICK

1992 Park Ave. Loaded,
Honey gold, 1 Owner,
Garage Kept, Dealers
Trade in Quote $3500obo
Great Cond. 941-624-
5162 aft 7:00pm
1999 Century, 1 owner,
29,000 miles, V-6, 4 Dr.
Presidential Edition.
$5,895. 575-7843 dlr

7030 CADILLAC

1985 CADILLAC
EL DORADO, Fully
equipped. 37K Origi-
nal Miles! Excellent
Condition Inside & Out!
$5,500. obo
(941)-639-3306
2000 Deville, 1-FL owner,
66K, white. Loaded. Runs
new. CIn car fax $6,495.
(941)-575-7843 dlr
2000 Eldorado ESC, FL
car, garaged, 66K.
Loaded. Clean car fax.
$6,295. 575-7843 dlr
2002 Sedan Deville DHS,
64k, chrome wheels,
carriage roof, loaded,
exc. cond. $9,550 obo.
(941)-979-6234

7040 CHEVROLET

1997 Lumina 4dr Sedan
V6 Auto Air. Great shape.
$1795 (941)-716-0486
Wanted: Chevy 1/2 ton
p/u "97-02" V-8 low
mileage.941-698-8813.

7050 CHRYSLER

2000 Sebring Conv JX V6
AC, 20-26 MPG, VG cond
$3995. 941-626-7682.


GENE

GORMAN
TODAY'S SPECIAL!
2004 CHRYSLER
SEBRING TOURING
CONV. MINT! $7,990.
941-639-7300
View ALL Vehicles At:
www.genegormans.com



2004 Sebring Limited
Conv. Maroon, 28K Miles
1 Owner. $13988
1-800-771-1576
2005 Chrysler Sebring,
Convertible, 41,00mi.
$9500. 941-268-8665


7070 FORD

1994 Mustang GT Cony,
red, no A/C or radio.
Runs good. $1000 (941)-
255-3713 or 815-2201
1995 Crown Vic leather,
loaded, New tires, Ex
cond. 104k, $1950
(941)-468-1489
1996 Taurus, V-6, clean,
low miles, $2,950/obo.
(941)-375-1045
1998 Mustang Coup,
Good Cond Runs Great
$3000 (941)474-4696
2000 FORD Crown Victo-
ria, gold, 73,000 mi.
$4500. 941-391-5871.




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7080 JEEP

Black HardTop Cover for
2001 JEEP, Exc. cond.
$400/obo. Stacey @
497-3766

7085 LEXUS

1990 LEXUS LS400,
Loaded! Nice Condition!
Must See! $1,950. (941)-
255-5054



2002 SC430, Blue Conv,
Low Miles, Xtra Clean
$24988 1-800-771-1576



2008 ES 350, Black
Sapphire, 13K Miles, 1
Owner $28988
1-800-771-1576

7090 LINCOLN

2002 Continental,
garaged, loaded, white
w/moon roof, V8,
24mpg, reduced to
$7,990. 108 Bunker Rd.
Rotonda West. (941)-697-
3219


SUNCOAST BOATING



7330 BOATS-POWERED 7330 BOATS-POWERED 7330 BOATS-POWERED 7330 BOATS-POWERED


$$ CASH PAID $$
For Your Boat, Any Size
or Price. Will Come To
You. (941)626-9075
19' Cuddy Cabin, 1987
w/ trl. Needs Engine
$850. (941)-421-6703
17'- 1978 Galaxy Bowrid-
er good cond, 70 hp Evin-
rude, boat/motor/trailer
$1400 obo 391-2503
1986 Pontoon w/trailer,
good mercy. motor, needs
floor work, $2000.
(941)-766-0381
1997 20.5 Legacy Deck
Boat, Yamaha outboard,
trailer, top, elec, low hrs,
$3750. 313-0503.
1998 Cobia 19.4 CC 150
Yamaha, alum trailer,
ready to go $6500. obo
941-286-0040

STOP!
Don't Go
Anywhere Else.
The #1 Place to Buy or
Sell Your Boat. Longest
Boat Consigment
Business in Town!
Excellent Service.
We Get Results!
Bayshore Marine
(941)-627-5777


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

20' Pontoon 1990 48hp
Johnson.w/trailer. $3k
Also 35HP Mercury 0/B
$600. 9414294261


21' 1972 Tigercraft CC IB
350 T-top w/trailer Good
Cond. $2400 (941)-473-
3064 after 12 noon



23' 2000 PROLINE CC,
200hp Merc. EFI, SS
prop. Just serviced.
Garmin GPS, FF,
$17,500 941-833-0335
25' Chris Craft 1980
Cabin Cruiser, inboard,
$1,200 (941)-623-3182
27' 1988 Sportscraft
(2) 1995 150HP Yama-
ha engines. 10' beam.
Flybridge, Too many
options to list. Boat &
motors in EXCELLENT
Condition. $9,500
Located in venice.
239-218-5454
34' 1982 Mainship, well
appointed, well cared for,
34.2 gph at 1500rpm
Perkins 168 diesel for
economy. Cabin & bridge
helms each w/VHF. Chart-
ing GPS, radar & depth
sounders. New genset,
refrigerator & windlass.
Head with shower, air
conditioning & more
$34,000. 941-698-1811
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 show-
room. Full service
repairs, hull, electrical,
engine, paint, gelcoat,
upholstery, trailers. Insur-
ance claims welcome. US
41 at Kings Hwy., Port
Charlotte 941-883-5555
www.CharlotteMarine.com


Consignment
Boats Wanted!
Let us turn your boat into
Cash! Professional sales
staff with 80 yrs exp. Full
service facility 2 loca-
tions 1 on the water.
ROYAL PALM MARINA
941-473-0144

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IN BOATER'S
BARGAINS
IN WATERLINE
CALL JILL,
941-429-3116
jilld@
sunnewspapers.net

7331 SAILBOATS

16' Day Sailer, 2 Sails,
26' Mast, 12' boom, Shal-
low Draft. Own Trailer
$1200 941-474-2575

7332 PERSONAL
WATER VEHICLES

1992 SEE DOO XP Bom-
badier, 2 Seater + Trailer
- Parts Only. $300. (941)-
575-7808

7334 OUTBOARD/
MARINE ENGINES

Nissan 4 stroke 5hp
$400, 3.Shp $100
(941)-575-2969

7336 BOAT STORAGE/
DOCKING

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

7338 MARINE SUPPLY
& EQUIP.

BOAT LIFT, 14K Ib,
$1500/obo.
-SOLD**

7339 CANOES/KAYAKS

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


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appears in Manatee,
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Counties & 30 Days
on Monster.com


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200 E. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285

.941-207-1200

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Must have own transportation & tools.
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7100 MERCURY
1997 SABLE LS 57k
miles, like new cond.
Runs great, all power,
leather seats, AC works
great $2650/obo
**SOLD**
2003 Sable Wagon LS
Premier, leather, 44k
allum. wheels, clean!
$6950 941-979-6234

7120 PLYMOUTH
1996 Neon White, 52k
miles, Ex cond. $2600.
(941)-441-8175

7135 SATURN

PRO-POWER
AUTO SALES
(941) 627-8822
USED SATURN SALES
PARTS & SERVICE
"THE SATURN GUYS"
03 VUE Bronze..... $6,905
02 SW2 Wagon......$5295
02 SL1 Sedan...... $5,295
02 SL2Sedan.......$3395
00 SL2 Sedan.$2,995
97 SL2 Sedan.......$2,795
96 SL2 Sedan......$2,295
01 SC2 Coupe......$4 495
01 SC2 Coupe......$3,495
99 SC2 Coupe...... $3,695
98 SC1 Coupe...... $2,995
All rated over 30 MPG

7160 HONDA
1994 HONDA CIVIC,
132k mi., 5 Spd., AC.
Very Good Shape!
$3500. 941-467-5470
1996 Civic LX 4cyl 5spd
Air Ex Cond. Must Sell
$2700obo
941-3020338
2000 Honda Accord EX,
V6, 93K mi., loaded.
$6700/obo 941-2586409
I BUY HONDAS!
Any Shape, Any Cond!
Any Year!
(941)-286-4599

7165 INFINITI




miles 1 Owner $29988
1-800-771-1576

7175 JAGUAR
2000 S Type, 4.0, beauti-
ful car inside & out,
red/tan, 51k mi. $7,995.
(941)-276-4233



2002 XKR 100 Black
Rare Car. Xtra Clean
$28988 1-800-771-1576



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7175 JAGUAR 7210TOYOTA 7252 BUDGET BUYS


2005 XK Cony Silver 28K :' *,,- i:"" i'"' .- l ,
Miles. Must See $34988 1 Owner, Gold $13988
1-800-771-1576 1-800-711-1576

7177 KIA 7m
90 Cf G (1amnr nnild


2002 KIA SPECTRA, 5
Spd., Cold AC, 4 dr.,
Stereo. Nice car! $1,800.
(941)-255-5054
2002 Sportage 4Cyl Auto
A/C 80K mi Ex Cond.
Must sell. $3200obo
941-7374847

7180 MAZDA

1996 Miata, ONLY
25.000 mi. Garaged &
Babied. 5spd. Red. Ask-
ing $7,200. 575-7843 dlr
2003 MPV LX VAN 1
owner, Brand new tires &
battery Mint cond.
$9,500 941-916-0446



^.".'Jl F : Fe,! l ,.
Cond, Low Miles, Xtra
Clean $15988
1-800-771-1576



2007 CRV, Gold, Loaded.
Only 19K Miles $21988
1-800-771-1576

7195 MITSUBISHI



2001 Eclipse Spyder GT
Conv, Silver 1 Owner
$119881-800-771-1576

7205 SPORTS CARS


1984 PORSCHE 944,
5spd., PS, PW, PR, AC.
Good Tires. Runs Great!
$4,000. (941)-276-1043
1987 Toyota Supra
Turbo, kaminari package,
mint cond. 44k mi.
$9K (201)-686-2646
or (941) 575-0790

7210 TOYOTA

2003 Matrix, hatchback,
26K very clean. $9,635
call (941) 486-5169
0 4 .


Owner, 6K miles. Save
$18988 1-800-771-1576

7220 VOLKSWAGEN
2001 JETTA, 1.8L Turbo.,
Sunroof, tint, 95K mi.,
New brakes, realignment,
new tires. Runs great.
$3200. 941-284-0595
2002 Cabrio Conv. 1
owner. FL car, PW top,
70K,Auto, Lthr. Stereo.
$7,495. 575-7843 dIr

%M x f -76
2005 New Beetle Conv.
Special Ed. 1 Owner.
Only 14K mi
1-800-771-1576


1991 Merc Sable GS
GOLFERS SPECIAL 4dr
V6 Auto Air Only 30K mi
$1995 941-716-0486
1993 Camaro Z28
needs work $1000.
941-875-2767
1993 Saturn SL1 4dr
4cyl 5spd Cold A/C
$1695 Clean 716-0486
1995 Chev Cavalier 62K
$2100 & 1998 Chev
Metro 10K $2500 (941)-
704-8031
1995 Ford Taurus Station
Wagon, V6 auto, very
dependable, $1495
Venice 941-681-1087
CASH FOR YOUR CAR.
RUNNING OR NOT!
Honest & Reliable!
941-286-4599

Police Impounds! 97
Honda Accord $400!, 95
Acura Integra $600! for
listings 800-366-9813
Ext. 3964


7240 MISC. IMPORTS 7260 AUTOS WANTED

j Junk & Abandoned
VEHICLES REMOVED!!M
COULD BE WORTH $$$$
2005 Mini Cooper S Yel- 697-7222 OR 475-9007
low 39K Miles 1 Owner
$20988 1-800-771-1576 CASH
FOR YOUR CAR
_OR TRUCK
ANY YEAR OR MAKE
2008 Smart For Two. (941) 966-7111
Blue 1 Owner. 6K mi. AUTO CITY
Why Wait? $17988
1-800-771-1576 $$ TOP CASH $$


7250 ANTIQUES/
COLLECTIBLES


FOR CARS &
TRUCKS. DEAD OR
ALIVE. 485-7515


1968 Chevy Impala Convert $ $ $ $
350 auto, Good shape $
$7000/obo 9414294261 Top Dollars Paid
for Cars, trucks,
1970 C10 Chevy PU rust vans, any cond.
bucket, good 350 4 bolt (941)-650-5785
main motor, 350 trans,
$1500. (941)-637-6111 ALL JUNKERS
1981 EL CAMINO SS, WANTED!
350 motor, runs great.
$3000. 941-661-0490. TOP $$ PAID.
WANTED: MODEL T FORD (941)-623-2198
PARTS PRE-1950 CAR
PARTS. LITERATURE, M.S.B. RECYCLING
LICENSE PLATES, AUTO- $300 for most cars
MOBILIA (941)-408-9601 with title!
941-575-4008
7252 BUDGET BUYS # 1Cash Paid For
All CARS & TRUCKS
#1 Wanted Junk or run- (941A)-626-9120
ning cars/trucks, honest, (941) 91
top $$$ paid. Call me first WE BUY CARS
or last. 941-258-4472 WE BUY CARS
$300 CASH +UP
1987 Chevy Celebrity, Frank 276-0204
70K, auto, white, $1,350
obo. (941)-244-6643 DIr #1 Wanted Junk or run-
Sning cars/trucks, honest,
top $$$ paid. Call me first
L or last. 941-258-4472.

: : *Junk Cars Wanted*
24/7 Fair $ paid
6 0 941-286-3122,
941- 623-5550


7270 AUTO PARTS/
ACCESSORIES

CAMPER SHELL 8' black w/
slider windows fits Ford F150
$450obo 941-6296105
Topper King, 6' BIk 2 side
opening, rear glass door,
$350 (941)-468-7106

7290 VANS

1994 Ford Extended van
Good work van. $1000
Call Jay at 941-234-8910
1997 Ford Econoline
150, V6, wheelchair lift,
33,427 mi., $5500, obo
(941)426-9272
1998 Dodge Ram 3500,
Great work van. 190K mi
$1200 (717)-314-6443
2002 Dodge Conversion,
LWB, low top, V8, dual
A/C, extra nice 67K, TV,
CD, $5,650. 468-2378
2005 DODGE Gr. Caravan
SXT stow & Go! All power
Ex cond. 163k, FL hwy
miles. Sacrafice, illness
$4800/obo sold sold sold sold
2005 DODGE CHRYSLER
Town & country touring,
35k, loaded, all doors
power, alum wheels, Very
clean. $9850. (941)-979-
6234

7300 TRUCKS/
PICK-UPS

1992 White GMC, low-
ered, role pan, topper,
tow hitch, $1800 obo.
(941)-743-5869
1995 Dakota ext. cab,
red, auto, $1,500 obo.
(941)-244-6643 DIr
1996 Chevrolet Silvera-
do, reg cab, 4x4, V8,
170K good cond, cold
A/C, $2950. 468-2378
1996 F350 Diesel 7.3
A/C, flatbed,w/sides, pwr
lift gate,dual wheel, very
nice cond, new tires
$3650. obo 286-0040
1997 Ford F350 Diesel,
4dr, long bed 6" lift, new
tires. $7800obo (941)-
716-3574 or 716-3324
1998 Chevrolet Silvera-
do, reg cab, 4x2, V8,
120K, good cond, cold
A/C, $2950. 468-2378
1998 Ford F150,
Ext. cab, Runs Great,
$3,600obo 9416240593
1999 Ford F150, 6 cyl,
topper, cold air,
good cond. $3,500.
(941)-743-2917
1999 GMC Savanna
3500 1 ton box truck, low
mi $5500 941426-2153
2000 Chevy S-10 4-cyl,
a/c, a/t, g.c. $5000 941-
735-8152 941473-7178
RACK for full size truck,
$200. (941)423-9565


7305 SPORT UTILITY/
VEHICLES

1984 Chevy Suburban
3/4 ton, diesel 6.2 V-8,
a/c, p/I p/w factory tow
package $1500/obo
941-468-1105
2000 MITSUBISHI MON-
TERO SPORT XLS
MODEL, Good Condition!
121k mi. New Tires.
$4000. (863)-558-0893

7341 TRAILER
& ACCESSORIES

4'x6' Fibergass, Enclosed
Trailer. DoubleRear Drs.
$525. (941)-769-3895
BOAT TRAILERS
Continental & First Load.
Discount Pricing.
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Thanksgiving dinners
Page 4
Diva and the
Italian Guy Holiday
Cabaret Show
Page 9
'Nunsense"
comes to
Van Wezel
Performing Arts Hall
Page 9
'White Christmas'
at Broadway Palm
brings holiday cheer
Page 16
Stone Crabs release
2009 regular
season schedule
Page 19
Christmas on the rocks
rocks at
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It's a sign
They're back! Lower
gasoline prices and
snow up north sent the
snowbirds south.
Or, maybe they heard about
the fabulous Venice Theatre
production "The Producers" or
the equally excellent Asolo
Repertory production of
"Barnum."
Whatever the reason, it now
takes an extra 15 minutes to
get to Sarasota. Hopefully that
will translate into a good sea-
son, with more jobs, more
home sales and less home
foreclosures and we will all
have more to be thankful
about Thursday.
I am thankful that once again
I can be at the Salvation Army
of Venice, serving up dinners
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the
Venice Army's Community
Thanksgiving dinner. If you will
be alone on Thanksgiving,
come for dinner. It is open to
everyone in the community Shut-
ins should call 941484-6227.
Later Thursday, Christmas
parade fans will begin placing
chairs and blankets along the
tree lawns edging the north
side of West Venice Avenue
between Park Boulevard and
South Nokomis Avenue. They
have been doing this for years
to hold the BEST viewing
places. This too is something to
be thankful for no one moves
the chairs. By noon Saturday,
Venice Avenue will look like a
big specialized yard sale lawn
chairs and blankets.
Sunday morning, Cub Scouts
and Student Leadership
Academy students clean it all
up. That too is something to be
thankful for.
The parade is a project of the
Sons of Italy and chaired by
Sue and Bob Hebert and Mike
Gelormino.
The Grand Marshall will be
Stephen Hazeltine, riding in
Old Betsy, which the city
purchased when Hazeltine's
great grandfather was
police and fire chief.


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

'THE PRODUCERS'
(Through Dec. 7)
Venice Theatre
140 W.Tampa Ave, Venice.
941-488-1115.

'BARNUM' a musical suggested
by the life of RT. Barnum
(Through Dec. 20)
Asolo Repertory Theatre
Mertz Theatre
5555 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
800-361-8388 or www.asolo.org.

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Featuring Avenged Sevenfold,
Shinedown,Atreyu and
Framing Hanley.
Dec. 5.
City of Palms Park, Fort Myers.
Gates open at 4 p.m.
Music starts at 5 p.m.
www.99xwjbx.com
or 888-695-0888.
'AN OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS'
8 p.m. Dec. 5 Dec. 6:
Turning Leaf Productions presents
tribute to those seasonal favorites.
Join TLP for seasonal songs, apple
cider and cookies. Valerie and
friends will celebrate the songs
made famous by Any Williams,
Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra,
Bing Crosby, Judy Garland,
Rosemary Clooney and more.
The Cultural Center Theatre
22.':0 A3ri St.. P':rt Ili.rl:ritne.
-J I .-.'::O -:50 7.
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'Holiday Kaleidoscope'
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member and purchased at Gospel
Gifts, C&R Graphics, Calusa Bank
in Port Charlotte and Busey Bank
in Punta Gorda
941-204-0033
or www.charlottechorale.net.

CARRIE UNDERWOOD WITH
SPECIAL GUEST LITTLE BIG TOWN
7:30 p.m. Dec. 12.
St. Pete Times Forum
401 Channelside Drive, Tampa.
813-287-8844
or www.ticketmaster.com.

'THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR'
Charlotte Players
Dec. 12-14; Dec. 18-20.
The Charlotte Players ring in the holi-
day season with a musical extrava-
ganza. This variety show will feature
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Happy

Thanksgiving
f you want to save the prep
and cleanup of cooking
Thursday's holiday dinner
at home, head over to the
Cultural Center for a traditional
Thanksgiving dinner Thursday.
Dinner will be served at
noon and 2 p.m.
Tickets are $11 at the door
for adults and $8 for children
under age 10.
The Cultural Center is located
at 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte.
For more information,
call 941-625-4175.
After an afternoon of digesting
the holiday meal along with the
traditional afternoon nap and
football game, make sure to give
thanks for all you have and in
these tough economic times,
remember those less fortunate.
When your out and about shop-
ping on'Black Friday head over to
Fishermen's Village in Punta Gorda
and check out the Angel Tree.'
The tree has the names of
needy children under the age of
12 that, with your help, can have
a special holiday season.
The tags on the tree includes the
child's name, age and a wish list.
Pick up an gift or two to help
make a child's holiday season
brighter.
Return unwrapped gifts by
Dec. 15 to Beneath The Sea,
Center Court, Fishermen's Village,
or at the Salvation Army office, 2735
Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte.
For more information, call
the Salvation Army at
941-629-3170.

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David Dunn-Rankin
Let's Go! Editor
Marie Merchant
Phone: 941-206-1145
E-mail: letsgo@sun-herald.com
Fax: 941-629-2085
Mail: 23170 Harborview Road,
Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980
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COVER STORY


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November 26 27, 2008


'Barnum' is a fitting choice for Asolo's 50th anniversary season opener


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
That the Asolo Repertory
Company (today's Asolo
Repertory Theatre) made its
debut in a historic theater within
the John and Mable Ringling
Museum of Art was reason
enough to select "Bamum" as
the company's opening show.
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum
& Bailey Circus was in its 31st
season in Sarasota, the city
where the film, "The Greatest
Show on Earth" was filmed and
would make its world premier in
1952 at the old Edwards Theatre.
That historic building is today
the Sarasota Opera House.
The name Barnum is synony-
mous with words such as "flam-
boyant." Anything promoted by
"ET." became bigger than life,
with the possible exception of
Tom Thumb, whom Barnum
billed as the "World's Smallest
Man." That some of his promo-
tional schemes were often out-
landish and at times, considered
to be of questionable taste sim-
ply enhanced Barnum's reputa-
tion. The promoter and show-
man died before his Barnum &
Bailey Circus was purchased by
The Ringling Brothers Circus in
1891, but his name lives on in
the lengthiest circus name. John
Ringling had brought the show
to Sarasota in 1927. It moved to
Venice in 1960, remaining there
until 1992. In 1967 the Ringling
show was sold to promoter Irvin
Feld who started Clown College
in Venice the following year.


Today the show is run under the
direction of Irvin's son, Kenneth,
the leader of parent company,
Feld Entertainment. Kenneth's
oldest daughter, Nicole, joined
her father nearly 20 years ago,
becoming the first female pro-
ducer in Ringling circus history.
Feld Entertainment, which also
produces Disney on Ice and
other shows, was a producer of
"Barnum" on Broadway.
"Barnum" becomes the third
major production in the three-
year history of the Asolo
Repertory Theater under the
direction of Michael Edwards.
The Edwards era, which is mov-
ing the repertory company
beyond its status as a major
regional theater, began with the
Asolo production of "Tale of Two
Cities," which was a sell-out two
season ago and opened on
Broadway this past year. Last
season's updated "Working, the
Musical" also was headed
toward Broadway. The Asolo
production of "Barnum" may
prove to be the biggest of that
show's productions, with the
exception of its Broadway pro-
duction.

Sarasota and Venice
circus history in brief
Founded in 1884 in Baraboo,
Wisc. by the Ringling Brothers,
"The Greatest Show on Earth"
purchased the Barnum & Bailey
Circus in 1891, one of many cir-
cuses the brothers would buy
over the years. Many of the
shows were purchased to retire


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their names, while some were
purchased to acquire major
stars. The circus moved its win-
ter quarters to Venice in 1960,
and remained a Sarasota County
winter resident for more years
(65) than anywhere else in the
show's 124-year history. The cir-
cus currently winters in the
Tampa area.

General information
"Barnum," co-produced with
the Maltz Jupiter Theatre of
Jupiter, Fla., will run from Nov.
15-Dec. 20 in the Mertz Theatre
at the Florida State University
Center for the Performing Arts,
across the street from the muse-
um.
Gordon Greenberg directs
"Barnum," with musical direc-
tion by Helen Gregory, sets by
Michael Schweikardt, costumes
by Alejo Vietti and lighting by
Traci Klainer.
Brad Oscar, a guest with the
repertory company, stars as
Barnum. He has performed as
the Emcee in "Cabaret" and was
Franz Liebkind in the original
production of "The Producers"
on Broadway.
Misty Cotton portrays
Barnum's wife, Charity "Chairy."
Kevin Kraft, a former Ringling
Bros. and Barnum & Bailey
clown is the ringmaster.
Debra Walton portrays Joyce
Heith and Nathaniel Braga has
the role of Tom Thumb. There
is a lengthy list of ensemble
players.
The FSU Center is at 5555


PHOTO BY FRANK ATURA COURTESY OF THE ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE
Kevin Kraft, who will portray Phineas Barnum's alter ego and other
roles in "Barnum" in the Asolo epertory production in the Mertz
Theatre through Dec. 20.


North Tamiami Trail in Sarasota.
Tickets are $11-$58. Order
online anytime at
www.asolo.org or from the box
office at 941-351-8000 or toll


free at 800-361-8388. The open-
ing night performance will be
followed by a champagne
reception and opportunity to
mingle with the cast.


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THANKSGIVING DINNERS
d\r ,


Marion Ave. in Punta Gorda. The
church s inviting the communi-
ty to come together, enjoy a
great traditional dinner
and give thanks.
For more information,
call 941-639-3842.


* ) Thanksgiving meal at

DeeD Creek Elks Punta Gorda Church


Thanksgiving buffet
The Deep Creek Elks will be
serving up a giant Thanksgiving
buffet from 1 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
Thursday.
There will be turkey and all the
trimmings including a desert tray.
If your with friends, family, or
by yourself, come to Deep
Creek Elks and share
Thanksgiving dinner with one of
the biggest families.
Tickets are $12 at the door.
Deep Creek Elks is located at
1133 Capricorn Blvd., Deep Creek.
For more information, call
941-764- 6825.
Thanksgiving dinner

for the public
First United Methodist
Church is hosting a free
Thanksgiving dinner from noon
to 3 p.m. on Thursday at 507 W.

CALENDAR EXTRA
Jazz comes
to playhouse
Scott Blum is bringing his
four-piece swing jazz band to
Lemon Bay Playhouse for per-
formances at 7:30 p.m. Friday
and 2 p.m. Sunday at the
Playhouse, 96W. Dearborn St.,
Englewood. Drummer and per-
cussionist Scott Blum started his
music career at age 13. His
music experience includes drum
set and percussion including;
Latin Percussion, Afro Cuban
Percussion, Jazz, Pop, Dixieland,
CountryWestern, Folk, Latin,
and Blues. He is the featured
percussionist every Sunday at
the Symphony Center in
Sarasota for the Center for
Positive Living.
Tickets are on sale for $15
each and are available online at
www.lemonbayplayhouse.com
or by calling 941-475-6756.


First United Methodist
Church of Punta Gorda, 507 W.
Marion Ave., will sponsor a
Thanksgiving dinner at the
church from noon to 3 p.m.
Thursday. A turkey dinner with
all the trimmings is open to the
community, and the church
invites all persons who would
not otherwise be able to enjoy a
traditional Thanksgiving dinner
with family or friends. This
includes single adults or couples
who will be alone for the day,
families who can't afford to pre-
pare their own Thanksgiving
dinner, single parents with chil-
dren, the homeless and any oth-
ers who might find themselves
alone on Thanksgiving. There is
no charge and no reservations
are necessary. The church is at
the corner of Marion and Gill
streets in Punta Gorda.
For more information call
941-639-3842.


Cultural Center
Thanksgiving Dinner
Cultural Center will be serving
a traditional Thanksgiving din-
ner at noon and 2 p.m.Thursday.
TIckets are $11 at the door for
adults and $8 for children under
age 10.
The Cultural Center is located
at 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte.
For more information, call
941-625-4175.

Thanksgiving Dinner
at Indian Mound
Englewood Foursquare
Church and St. David Episcopal
Church offer the enjoyment of
the fellowship of others on
Thanksgiving Day.
A Thanksgiving dinner, free to
the public will be served from
noon to 2 p.m., Thursday at
Indian Mound Park, Winson
Avenue in Englewood.

Free Thanksgiving
meals in Arcadia
Church of Arcadia will be host
for a free Thanksgiving dinner
from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday.
All the fixings and music
provided.
Contact Josh Hegarty at


863-993-4300 for more
information.
A free Thanksgiving dinner
will be offered by Eagles
3731 Aerie, starting at 9 a.m. at
150 S. Polk Ave., Arcadia.

Thanksgiving at
New Hope Community
Church
A free Thanksgiving day din-
ner is planned for 1 p.m. to 4
p.m. Thursday at New Hope
Community Church, 5600 S.
Biscayne Drive in North Port.
The event, sponsored by New
Hope, the First Presbyterian
Church and The House of
Prayer, is open to all.
There will also be two bounce
houses for children and games
for all ages.
For more information,
call 941-276-5770.

Thanksgiving dinner
at Trinity United
Trinity United Methodist
Church, onWesley Lane off
Biscayne Drive in North Port, is
sponsoring a free traditional sit-
down dinner at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
The public is invited.
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November 26 27, 2008

The Cultural Center will
keep you busy all week


ust when you might think
that there isn't too much
going on at the Cultural
enter, it might be time to take
a closer look.
Even though it is a holiday
week there are still plenty of
things to do at The Cultural
Center of Charlotte County.
For starters we have our
annual Thanksgiving dinner
Thursday in the Conference
Center, at noon and 2 p.m. for
your convenience.
We will offer a traditional
turkey dinner with all of the
trimmings.
Tickets are $12 for adults and
$8 for children ten and under,
with take out meals available.
We will also be offering great
specials in our retail areas
Friday, so make sure you stop
in and check out the deals.
As some of my past columns
have mentioned, there are
quite a few different things
that go on weekly at the
Center.
Each Friday and Saturday
morning the Cultural Center
offers the friendliest bingo
games in town from 11:45 a.m.
until 3:30 p.m. in Centennial
Hall.
Other games played weekly
at The Cultural Center include
contract and duplicate bridge,
canasta, chess, cribbage, mah-
jongg and pinochle.
Additional weekly offerings
at The Cultural Center include
our generous schedule of
dances.
On Monday from 1 p.m.
until 3:30 p.m. "Fun with
Music" takes place in
Centennial Hall.
For an admission fee of $1,
you can enjoy an afternoon


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filled with standards fit for
dancers and listeners alike.
Our Monday evening dance
features the "Kool Cats" with
their eclectic mix of music
from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. in
Centennial Hall.
Admission is $4 and compli-
mentary cake and coffee are
served at 9 p.m.
You can also join us every
Friday night as The Cultural
Center hosts some of the best
dance entertainment in the
area.
There will be music provided
from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. and
proper attire (no jeans or
shorts, please) is requested.
Admission is $5, and refresh-
ments are available.
The location of this dance
varies, so please check with
our information desk each
week to find out where it will
be held.
The theater schedule for the
holiday heats up on Dec. 4, 5,
and 6 with Turning Leaf
Productions' "An Old
Fashioned Christmas."
Check out my next column
for information on this and
other upcoming shows.
Call our information desk at
941-625-4175 or check out our
Web site at www.thecultural-
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Englewood Art
Center hosts its 4th
Annual Holiday Gift
Show and Sale
The Holiday Gift Show and
Sale will be two days this
year, Friday Saturday.
It will be held in the
Warren Loranger Gallery and
the Beaux Arts Gift Shop.
Hours will be 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. both days.
The sale helps to raise
money for the art center,
gives local artists exposure
and an opportunity to
display and sell their work
without paying costly
entry fees, and is a great
place for everyone to find
just the right unique gift for
all the people on their holi-
day shopping lists.
There will be over a dozen
artists selling many different


items including jewelry, pot-
tery, paintings, cards and
more.
The Englewood Art Center
is at 350 S. McCall Road,
Englewood.
For further information,
contact Sandi at
941-697-4587.

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November born doggies,
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and your doggies' gift bag,
Saturday, Nov. 29 at EARS
and Pawzazz for Pets,
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'Nunsense' comes

to Van Wezel

Performing Arts Hall


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Sally Struthers will star in the
25th anniversary production of
Dan Goggins "Nunsense,"
coming to Sarasota's Van Wezel
Performing Arts Hall Nov. 28
and 29 for three performances.
It is hard to believe that it
has been that many years since
the Little Sisters of Hoboken
began their musical career
with help from Goggin's imagi-
nation.
In the original Broadway
production, the sisters needed
money to fund the burial of 52
sisters poisoned by accident in
the convent's kitchen. It hap-
pened when Sister Julia, Child
of God added the wrong ingre-
dient to the soup. The sisters
came up with the idea for a
simple little variety show and
- the rest is history.
Bitten by the show-biz bug,
the Little Sisters' escapades
went on to inspire a whole
series of sequels. On any given
day, there likely is a "Nunsense"
production going on some-
where in the world. After its
Sarasota run, "Nunsense" will
head to Clearwater (Nov. 30);
Columbus, Ga (Dec. 2-3).; and
then back to Florida for perfor-
mances at Niceville (Dec. 4),


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Sally Struthers will star in the
25th anniversary production of
Dan Goggins "Nunsense,"' coming
to Sarasota's Van Wezel
Performing Arts Hall Nov. 28 and
29 for three performances.
Bunnell (Dec. 5) and Naples
(Dec. 7).
The Van Wezel is at 777
North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
Tickets are $45-$70 per person.
Performances are at 8 p.m.
Nov. 28 and 29 and at 2 p.m.
Nov. 29. For tickets, visit
www.vanwezel.org/boxOffice/e
vent or call 941-953-3368.
Tickets will be held at the Box
Office will call window. Allow
time to pick them up before
the show.


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Marcy Downey and Buddy Sebastian star in the
Las Vegas style singing and comedy variety show,
"Diva and the Italian Guy Holiday Cabaret Show"
Dec. 2 Dec. 3 at Visani.
The show featuring favorite holiday songs, plus
blockbuster song hits of the decades and laugh-out-
loud comedy
Downey's singing voice has received rave reviews
from coast to coast, and Buddy's Italian-American
background is an endless source of hilarious stories
and fractured versions of songs.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 and 1 p.m.
Dec. 3.
Show tickets are $10. Dinner is sold separately.
Wednesday's matinee dinner and show package is
$27.50 and includes dinner, tax, tip and show.
Visani is located at 2400 Kings Highway, Port
Charlotte
For tickets or more information, call 941-629-9191.
For video preview
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host their Inaugural Season
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Charlotte Sports Park, El


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Australia (PG-13) NEW
An English aristocrat inherits an
Australian ranch the size of Maryland.
When English cattle barons plot to
take her land, she reluctantly joins
forces with a rough-hewn cattle driver
to drive 2,000-head of cattle across
hundreds of miles of the country's
most unforgiving land, only to still face
the bombing of Darwin by the Japanese
forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor
only months earlier.
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium:
11:30 A.M., 3, 6:30, 9:45


Body of Lies (R) C+
Based on Washington Post columnist
David Ignatius' 2007 novel about a
CIA operative, Roger Ferris (Leonardo
DiCaprio), who uncovers a lead on a
major terrorist leader suspected to be
operating out of Jordan. When Ferris
devises a plan to infiltrate his network,
he must first win the backing of CIA
veteran Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe)
and the head of Jordanian intelligence.
Although ostensibly his allies, Ferris
questions how far he can really trust
these men without putting his entire
operation and his life on the line.
2 hrs. 8 mins.

Bolt (PG) B
For super-dog Bolt (John Travolta),
every day is filled with adventure,
danger and intrigue at least until the
cameras stop rolling. When the star of
a hit TV show is accidentally shipped
from his Hollywood soundstage to
New York City, he begins his biggest
adventure yet a cross-country journey
through the real world to get back
to his owner and co-star, Penny
(Miley Cyrus).1 hr. 36 mins.
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium:
10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30, 1, 2:30,
3, 4:30, 5, 6:30, 7:15, 8:30, 9:15

The Boy in the
Striped Pajamas (PG-13) B
Through the lens of an eight-year-old
boy largely shielded from the reality of
World War II, we witness a forbidden
friendship that forms between Bruno,
the son of Nazi commandant, and
Schmuel, a Jewish boy held captive
in a concentration camp. Though the
two are separated physically by a
barbed wire fence, their lives become
inescapably intertwined. Together, their


tragic journey helps recall the millions
of innocent victims of the Holocaust.
1 hr. 34 mins.
Burns Court: 2, 5, 7:45

Changeling (R) B


In 1928 Los Angeles, single mothe
Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie) arri
home to find her son, Walter, gone. F
months later, her prayers are answer
and Walter is found in Illinois. But, t
Christine's horror, the boy who steps
the train is not her son. 2 hrs. 20 mi
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium:
10:35 a.m., 1:15, 7:10

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Shia LaBeouf and Michelle
Monaghan are two strangers who
become the pawns of a mysterious
woman they have never met, but who
seems to know their every move.
Realizing they are being used to further
her diabolical plot, they must work
together to outwit the woman before
she has them killed.

Four Christmases (PG-13) NEW
When upscale, happily unmarried
San Francisco couple Kate and Brad
find themselves socked in by fog on
Christmas morning, their exotic
vacation plans morph into the family-
centric holiday they had, until now,
gleefully avoided. Out of obligation-
and unable to escape-they trudge to
not one, not two, but four relative-
choked festivities, increasingly mortified
to find childhood fears raised, adoles-
cent wounds reopened...and their
very future together uncertain. As Brad
counts the hours to when he can get
away from their parents, step-parents,
siblings and an assortment of nieces
and nephews, Kate is starting to hear
the ticking of a different kind of clock.
And by the end of the day, she is
beginning to wonder if their crazy fami-
lies' choices are not so crazy after all.
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium:
Noon, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10

HaDDv Go Lucky (R) B+


In a shift away from his usual explo-
ration 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 comings 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.
Burns Court: 2:30, 5:30, 8:15

High School Musical 3:
Senior Year (G) B-


Troy (Zac Efron) and Gabriella
(Vanessa Hudgens) facing the prospect
of separation as they head off in differ-
ent 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.

Madagascar:
Escane 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. 1 hr. 29 mins.
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium:
11:05 a.m., 1:05, 3:05, 5:05, 7:05,
9:05


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.
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium:
5:10, 9:45

Synecdoche New York (R) B-
Theater director Caden Cotard (Philip
Seymour Hoffman) is mounting a new
play. His life catering to suburban
blue-hairs at the local regional theater
in Schenectady, New York is looking
bleak. Worried about the transience of
his life, he leaves his home behind. He
gathers an ensemble cast into a ware-
house in New York City, hoping to cre-
ate a work of brutal honesty. He directs
them in a celebration of the mundane,
instructing each to live out their con-
structed lives in a growing mockup of
the city outside. However, as the city
inside the warehouse grows, Caden's
own life veers wildly off the tracks. The
textured tangle of real and theatrical
relationships blurs the line between the
world of the play and that of Caden's
own deteriorating reality. 124 mins.
Burns Court: 2:15, 5:15, 8


utnauQ m of Solace (PG-1 B The Secret Life of Bees (PG-13) B-


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 busi-
nessman Dominic Greene (Mathieu
Amalric), a key player in the organiza-
tion 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.
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium:
10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:50, 1:50,
3, 4, 5:15, 6:15, 7:40, 8:30, 9:50

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 ser-
vice hours with a mentorship program.
After one day with the kids, however,
jail doesn't look half bad. Surrounded
by annoying do-gooders, Danny strug-
gles with his every neurotic impulse to
guide Augie through the trials of


Haunted by memories of her late
mother, 14-year-old Lily Owens (Dakota
Fanning) runs away with her friend and
caregiver Rosaleen (Jennifer Hudson) to
the South Carolina town that holds the
key to her mother's past. There, Lily
meets the Boatwright sisters (Queen
Latifah, Alicia Keys, Sophie Okonedo),
who take her in and teach her about
beekeeping, honey and the Black
Madonna. 1 hr. 50 mins.

Transporter 3 (PG-13) NEW
Frank Martin has been pressured into
transporting Valentina, the kidnapped
daughter of Leonid Vasilev, the head of
the Environmental Protection Agency for
the Ukraine, from Marseilles through
Stuttgart and Budapest until he ends
up in Odessa on the Black Sea. Along
the way, with the help of Inspector
Tarconi, Frank has to contend with the
people who strong armed him to take
the job, agents sent by Vasilev to
intercept him, and the general non-
cooperation of his passenger. Despite
Valentina's cynical disposition and his
resistance to get involved, Frank and


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FILMS AT A GLANCE
Movie Rating Grade
Australia (R) NEW
Body of Lies (R) C+
Bolt (PG) B
Boy in the Striped Pajamas(PG-13) B
Changeling (R) B
Eagle Eye (PG-13) A-
Four Christmases (PG-13) NEW
Happy Go Lucky (R) B+
High School Musical 3 (G) B-
Madagascar (PG) B
Quantum of Solace (PG-13) B
Role Models (R) B+
Synecdoche New York (R) B-
Secret Life of Bees (PG-13) B-
Transporter 3 (PG-13) NEW
Twilight (PG-13) B
Zack and Miri (R) B-

Valentina fall for each other, while
escaping from one life-threatening
situation after another. 1 hr. 40 mins.
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium:
11:15 a.m., 1:30, 3:30, 5:45, 7:50,
10:15

Twilight (PG-13) B
Twilight is an action-packed,
modern-day love story between a teen
girl and a vampire. When Bella Swan
(Kristen Stewart) is sent to live with
her father in the rainy little town of
Forks, Washington, she doesn't expect
much to change. Then she meets the
mysterious and dazzlingly beautiful
Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), a
boy unlike any she's ever met. Edward
is a vampire, but he doesn't have
fangs and his family is unique in that
they choose not to drink human
blood. Edward has been waiting 90
years for a soul mate, which he finds
in Bella. But what will they do when a
clan of new vampires James (Cam
Gigandet), Laurent (Edi Gathegi)
and Victoria (Rachelle Lefevre) -
come to town and threaten to
disrupt their way of life? 2 hrs.
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium:
10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:15, 1:45,
4:30, 5, 7, 7:30, 9:30, 10

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.


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Holiday charity
and fun
The Sun Flea Market & Kidstar
at 18505 Paulson Drive (behind
Wal-Mart), Port Charlotte, offers
ongoing charities set up to ben-
efit St. Vincent de Paul to help
the needy during the holidays.
Shop at the Sun Thrift Store,
where all the proceeds until
Christmas will go to St. Vincent
de Paul.
The Sun Flea Market
Christmas Sale Extravaganza
begins Friday. Enjoy great sales,
free gift wrapping for purchases
made in the market, face paint-
ing, balloon sculptures from 10
a.m. to 3:30 p.m., treats and live
entertainment by Tim
Goodman.
Bring your children and
receive free pictures with Santa
Clause from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
every Saturday and Sunday until
Christmas. During Dec. 5-7 and
Dec. 12-14, Kidstar Inside will
allow children to use their tick-
ets to purchase Christmas gifts.
For more information about
these events, call 941-255-1151.

Symphony of Trees
Charlotte County Historical
Center Society's annual
Symphony of Trees Festival will
open Friday, at the Charlotte
County Historical Center in
Charlotte Harbor.
The 18th Annual Symphony of
Trees will run from Friday until
Dec. 7.
The Symphony of Trees fea-
tures holiday trees, wreaths and
centerpieces that are auctioned
off to support local non-profit
organizations Our visitors have
the opportunity to place bids
desired items for their own
homes for the holiday season or
vote on their favorites of the sea-
son for our "People's Choice"
awards and cash prizes. There
are also handcrafted items for
purchase in Santa's Workshop
located in the center. Come visit
this honored Charlotte County
holiday tradition.
All non-profits are invited to
participate is this event as well


as businesses or individuals that
may want to enter a tree, wreath
or centerpiece on behalf of a
non-profit. To get your entry
packages please call the
Charlotte County Historical
Center at 941-629-PAST.
The Charlotte County
Historical Center is located at
22959 Bayshore Road in
Charlotte Harbor. Event hours
are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily from
Nov. 28 through Dec. 7.
Admission is $2 for adults and
$1 for children with the proceeds
benefiting the CCHS. For more
information on exhibits, events,
programs and membership, call
629-PAST (7278).

'Everything's Coming
Up Christmas
Fletcher Music Centers, Inc.
presents The 15th Annual All
Children's Hospital Christmas
Benefit Concert "Everything's
Coming Up Christmas" at 2
p.m. Nov. 30 at the North Port
Performing Arts Center, 6400
Price Blvd., North Port.
Tickets are $15. All net pro-
ceedcs go to All Children's
Hospital.

Ladies' luncheon
benefit
"HEARS to Christmas" is a
Christmas luncheon for the ben-
efit of the EARS Animal Rescue
Sanctuary. The Kingsway


Country Club's ladies
Association will sponsor this
benefit luncheon to be held at
noon with cocktails at 11 a.m. on
Dec. 1 at Kingway Country Club
located at 13625 S.W. Kingsway
Circle in Lake Suzy. Tickets cost
$20 each. There will be raffles
and door prizes available. For
tickets or more information con-
tact 941-625-5377.

'We've Got Magic
To Do'
140 students from 3 chorus
classes, and CHARISMA,
Charlotte Highs' elite vocal
performance group which
appeared at Carnegie Hall last
April present "We've Got Magic
To Do" at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 at The
Center for Performing Arts and
Education.
Music selections include
music from Broadway's "The
Lion King" and holiday
favorites.
Free admission, although
donations will be gratefully
accepted at the door.
The Center for Performing
Arts and Education is located
at 701 Carmalita St., Punta
Gorda.

Musical show to
benefit animals
Valerie Sneade and Michelle
Kasanofsky will team up for


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For the third year the PGI
Floridians Club and Captain
Ralph Allen of the King Fisher
Fleet will co-sponsor the PGI
Canal Holiday Lighting Contest.
There are no entry fees and
the contest is open to any PGI
resident, but in order to be
judged, you must be registered.
Registration forms will be avail-
able at the PGICA front desk
must be returned no later than AWN
Dec. 5. Judging will take place
on the evenings of Dec. 9
through Dec. 12 and winners
will be notified before ,
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John Owen at 941-505-2802.


three holiday musical shows
that will not only entertain, but
help save the lives of countless
cats and dogs. Turning Leaf
Productions' "An Old-
Fashioned Christmas" will help
ring in the holidays Dec. 4, 5
and 6 at the Cultural Center
Theatre in Port Charlotte. The


show is a fundraiser for EARS
Animal Rescue Sanctuary to
help replenish the group's
healthcare fund for 2009.
All the shows begin at 8 p.m.
Tickets cost $16 each and may
be purchased by calling the
TLP box office at 941-206-LEAF
(5323) or 941-380-2507.


Inaugural Mistletoe Ball
to benefit Charlotte County
Homeless Coalition's Chara House
Shelter for women and young children

TOUCH THE LIFE OF A CHILD THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
Please join us at this new community event
Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association
2001 Shreve Street, Punta Gorda
Saturday, December 13, 2008 6 PM

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ENGLEWOOD
* Braemar Pub & Family Restaurant
2440 S. McCall Road, Englewood.
6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. Tuesday,
Karaoke by WAM Entertainment.
* Fat Katz Pub
125 S. Indiana Ave., Englewood.
941-473-7388.
8 p.m. midnight Friday, Riding High.
Indian Mound Park
End of Winson Avenue, Englewood.
6:30 p.m. Monday, country
and bluegrass open jam.
New Blue Lagoon
2000 Oyster Creek Drive, Englewood.
941-473-7796.
6:30 10 p.m. Saturday, Tommy
Cee & Judy Love and the Barstool
Mountain Boys.
6 p.m. 10 p.m. Sunday, Jimmy Jay.

NORTH PORT
* Olde World Restaurant
11415 S.Tamiami Trail, North Port.
941-426-1155.
7 p.m. 11 p.m. Friday, karaoke.
7 p.m. Monday, No limit Texas Hold
'em Poker tournaments.
Registration at 6 p.m.
6 p.m. Tuesday, swing dancing.
lessons start at 6 p.m.,
dancing at 7 p.m.

PORT CHARLOTTE
*American Legion Post 110
3152 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte.
941-629-7746.
7 p.m.- 10 p.m. Wednesday -
Saturday, live music.
Tuesday, Bingo. Doors open at
3:30 p.m. Games begin at 6 p.m.
Deep Creek Elks
1133 Capricorn Blvd., Deep Creek.
941-764-6825.
5 p.m. 8 p.m. Friday, Dinner and
entertainment with music
by Just Friends.
5 p.m. 8 p.m. Saturday, Dinner and
entertainment with music
by Riding High.






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@ Snook Haven
5000 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL
One-Hour Myakka River Tour
Daily Scheduled Tours Thurs. thru Sun.
41 2 Per Person + Tax
941-255-0400 Only
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MS Rascal's Loony Bin
1182 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
www.loonybinpub.com.
941-255-5999.
7 p.m. midnight Thursday, Myth.
7 p.m. midnight Thursday, Biker's &
Biker Babe Night.
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Friday, Jam Band.
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Saturday,
Adrenalin Junkies.
1 p.m. 4 p.m. Sunday, Toys For Tots
Bike Run. Music by Adrenalin Junkies.
4:30 p.m.- 10 p.m. Monday,
Golden Oldies Happy Hour.
1 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Texas Hold 'em Poker tournament
with registration at noon.
9 p.m.- 11 p.m. Wednesday, ladies
night/karaoke with DJ Philly Billy.
* Port Charlotte Elks #2153
20225 Kenilworth Blvd.,
off Veterans Blvd., Port Charlotte.
941-627-9811.
5:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Friday,
Harmony.
* Portside
3636 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-629-3055.
9 p.m.- 1 a.m. Thursday,
Ladies night with DJ T.
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Saturday, '80s Night
with video games, pricing
and DJ T with '80s music.
9 p.m.- 1 a.m. Tuesday,
Country Night with DJ T.


* Sports City
4660 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-627-6264.
8 p.m. midnight Friday, Adrenalin Junkies.
8 p.m.- midnight Saturday,The Crashers.
5 p.m. 8 p.m. Sunday, Chiki Monkey.
Monday, Monday Night Football.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m.Tuesday,
karaoke with Marlene.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m. Wednesday,
Sammy J & The Guys.
Sun Flea Market
18505 Paulson Drive, Port Charlotte.
941-255-3532.
Noon 3 p.m. Friday, Tim Goodman.
Noon 3 p.m. Saturday,
Kenny Anderson.
NOon 3 p.m. Sunday,
Rosanne Botts.
- Visani featuring The Comedy Zone
2400 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte.
941-629-9191.
8 p.m. Friday, live comedy
with Al Ernst and Dave Glardon.
7:30 p.m., 10 p.m. Saturday,
live comedy with Al Ernst and
Dave Glardon.
7:30 p.m.Tuesday, Diva &The Italian Guy
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, live comedy
with Ken Evans and Cal Verducci.

PUNTA GORDA
Danny's Deep Creek Pub
24901 Sandhill Blvd. Unit 14,
Punta Gorda.
941-764-0640.


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Will re-open at 11:30 a.m. on Friday.


7 p.m. Friday, Free poker.
7 p.m. Saturday, 8 p.m.
Shawn Brown.
4 p.m. Sunday, Free poker.
* Fishermen's Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade,
Punta Gorda.
941-639-8721.
5 p.m. 9 p.m. Friday, The Yard Dogs.
1 p.m. 5 p.m. Saturday,
visit with Santa Claus.
5 p.m. 9 p.m. Saturday,
Mood Swing.
9:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Wednesday,
Worden Farm's Greenmarket.
7 p.m. 9 p.m. Wednesday, country
line dance lessons, $3 per person,
center court.
. Mooseheads
318 Tamiami Trail #111
Corner of U.S. 41 North and Virginia,
Punta Gorda.
941-505-0404.
9 p.m. Friday Saturday, live music.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Texas Hold 'em
Poker.
- The Perfect Caper
121 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda.
941-505-9009.
6:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m. Thursday -
Saturday, live jazz in the
lounge by Trio "Taste."'


Menu


Served daily from 11am to 3pm
and to 6pm Sundays in the
Heron's Roost Grille Room, the
perfect place for a casual
or business lunch.


Wednesday "Early Bird Dining"
4:30 to 6:30pm. Thursday "Cozy
Fall Specials" 5 to 8:30pm.
Friday 5 to 8:30pm.


Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
from 4 to 6pm. And at the
Courtside Cafe Friday Oct 24;
Nov 7,21; Dec 5,19 from
5 to 7pm with Karaoke.


Offered Buffet Style from
11am to 2pm @ $9.95.
Appropriate attire is required in the
Dining Room. No jeans, please.


* Slip-Not Lounge
1601 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda.
941-639-7677.
8 p.m. midnight Friday, Low Rent.
8 p.m. midnight Saturday,
Sudden Impact.
6 p.m.- 10 p.m. Tuesday, Blue Byou.
6 p.m.- 10 p.m. Wednesday,
Sudden Impact.

VENICE/NOKOMIS
Big'Z Tavern
127 Tampa Ave. East, Venice.
941-724-2449.
Monday, karaoke.
* Saltwater Cafe
1071 N. Tamiami Trail, Nokomis.
941-488-3775.
5 p.m. 11 p.m. Friday, Gary Lesher.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m. Saturday, Jimmy Jay.
11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m., Sunday
Brunch, Gary Lesher.

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of entertainment at area nightclubs
and restaurants. To include your club
or restaurant on the list, send the
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the MONDAY prior to publication,
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son at Broadway Palm Dinner
Theatre in Fort Myers. It was an
apt vehicle for celebration by
both adults and children.
Based on the 1954 film of
the same name, which fea-
tured Bing Crosby, Danny
Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and
Vera Ellen, this show filled the
sold out Broadway Palm

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The Higher Ground 2008
Christmas Showcase
The Higher Ground
Performing Arts Studio will be
presenting their 2008 Christmas
Showcase featuring the Higher
Ground Performing Arts
Company, their vocal ensemble
and special appearances from
other talented performers.
The Christmas Showcase will
be held at 5 p.m. Dec. 6 in the
auditorium of Edison State
College, Airport Road, Punta
Gorda.
General admission tickets are
$8. Children 3 and under are
Free; Child must sit on
parent's lap.
Tickets can be purchased at
The Higher Ground Performing
Arts Studio, 2672 Tamiami Trail,
Port Charlotte.
Proceeds will help support
the Performing Arts Company.
Call 941-625-3622 for more
information.


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Theater with wonderful songs.
Some of them were "Happy
Holidays," "Let Yourself Go,"
"Count Your Blessings Instead of
Sheep," "Blue Skies," "I Love a
Piano," "How Deep Is the
Ocean," and of course, the all-
time holiday favorite, "White
Christmas."
The story concerns two former
World War II army buddies, Bob
Wallace (Kip Taisey) and Phil
Davis (John Ramsey) who
become show business perform-
ers. They team up with a two-sis-
ter singing act, Judy and Betty
Haines (Tracy Zimmerman and
Paige Mattox), and trek to
Vermont to perform in a hotel.


When they find out that the
hotel's owner is their former
commanding officer,
General Henry Waverly (John
Cameron Weber), who is at
financial risk of losing his hotel,
the performers try to rescue him
by putting on a show. Comic
misunderstandings and
"schmaltzy" romantic twists fol-
low from this situation to a
happy conclusion, with gobs of
sprightly song and dance rou-
tines by the talented lead per-
formers and the nimble ensem-
ble.
Nicole Savitt as the General's
assistant, Martha Watson, pro-
vided corny comedy and Ethel
Merman-type singing.
Ann Nieman directed and
choreographed superbly.
The Orchstra performed
adeptly under the direction
of Loren Strickland.
The ingenious set design by
Evan Adamson changed effi-
ciently through seventeen
scenes and two acts during a two


and a half hour show. The cos-
tumes reflected accurately the
1954 fashions, to the
credit of John P White.
The lighting by Russell
Thompson enhanced the show,
especially in the "Blue Skies"
jazzy tap dance routine, with
blue costumes coordinating with
blue lights.


What "White Christmas," musical
When: Tuesday through Sunday
evenings with selected matinees,
through Dec. 27.
Where: Broadway Palm DinnerTheatre,
1380 Colonial Drive, Fort Myers.
Cost: $25-$53, children $21
Info: 239-278-4422 or
www.BroadwayPalm.com.


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CALENDAR EXTRAS

Punta Gorda Lighting
of the Tree ceremony
The lighting of the tree cere-
mony will take place at 6 p.m.
Dec. 5 in downtown Punta
Gorda. In conjunction with the
City of Punta Gorda and the
Downtown merchants'
Association, there will be enter-
tainment throughout downtown
in the run up to the lighting of
the tree at the corner of Marion
Avenue and Taylor Road. Pipers,
carolers and a special visit from
Mr. and Mrs. Claus are all
planned. Plus it will snow.
The pubic is welcome.

Christmas Lights
Bike Ride
Acme Bicycle Shop will hold a
festive riding tour of downtown
Punta Gorda and Punta Gorda
Isles during their Christmas
Lights Bike Ride. This event will
be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 5. Enjoy
the area's holiday decorations,
good spirit and the lighting of
the tree ceremony. Call for safety
requirements and details. This
event is coordinated around
"Holly Days" where visitors are
invited to join the Punta Gorda
Chamber of Commerce,
Downtown Merchants'
Association and the city of Punta
Gorda in the lighting of the
Christmas tree. Entertainment
will be provided by regional
musicians including the Singing
Hands group, the sign language
ministry of St. Maximilian Kolbe
Parish, Port Charlotte.
For more information, call
941-639-2263.

Garden club holds
holiday home tour
The Punta Gorda Garden Club
will sponsor its Holly Days
Home Tour and Market from
noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 5. The pub-
lic is invited to tour selected
homes in historic Punta Gorda
and the First United Methodist
Church at 507W. Marion Ave.
when they are all decorated for
the holidays. Using the theme "A
Harbor Christmas," Garden Club
members will decorate four his-
toric homes using natural mate-


rials. Refreshments and the
Holiday Market will be at the
church. You can purchase
advance tickets that will be avail-
able beginning Nov. 1 from club
members or at both the Punta
Gorda or Charlotte County
chamber of commerce offices.
Tickets are $10 per person.
Proceeds will go to fund scholar-
ships and community projects.
Call 941-505-6119 for more
details.

Charlotte Harbor's
Lighted Boat Parade
The 19th annual Lighted Boat
Parade on the Peace river will be
held on Dec. 6. Boats leave
Edgewater Lake at 6 p.m.
First Bboat arrives Isles Yacht
Club at 6:45 p.m.; First boat
arrives Fishermen's Village at
7:15 p.m.; First boat arrives
Laishley Park Municipal Marina
at 8 p.m.
Come by boat and anchor in
the harbor east of Edgewater
Lake Fishermen's Village. To


View: Sidewalk on the
Southbound bridge of U.S. 41
(Please no chairs), sidewalk on
the Northbound bridge of U.S.
41 (Please no chairs), Laishley
Park Municipal Marina,
Fishermen's Village, Five Star
Realty/Sandstar, Visual Arts
Center, Laishley Park Municipal
Marina and the Charlotte
County Justice Center.
Times are approximate.
The rain date is Dec. 13. The
parade is sponsored by the
Punta Gorda Chamber of
Commerce.

Holiday games to
benefit kids
The Yah Yah Girls Inc. will be
sponsoring a Holiday Card and
Game Day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Dec. 8 at the Cultural Center of
Charlotte County in Conference
Room A, 2280 Aaron St., Port
Charlotte.
Desserts will be served, and
there will be door prizes and
much more. Come celebrate the


start of the season and help the
children of Charlotte County.
The YahYah Girls Inc. is a non-
profit organization working to
benefit the needy children of


Charlotte County. All proceeds
will be donated to the children
of the area. The cost is $10 per
person. For tickets and more
information, call 941-235-0151.


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Stone Crabs
release 2009
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The Charlotte Stone Crabs
released their regular season
schedule today for their
upcoming inaugural
Florida State League season.
The Stone Crabs will host their
opening night at Charlotte Sports
Park on April 9, in their first-ever
home game.
Other key home games during
the 2009 season include two
games during July 4th weekend
(July 4-5) and the regular season
series finale against Sarasota over
Labor Day weekend (Sept. 4-6).
All home games will have a
start time of 7:05 p.m. except for
Sunday games, which will start at
5:35 p.m.
Game times for away games
are still being determined.
The team will play a total
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November 26 27, 2008


Christmas on the rocks rocks

at Gaylord Palms Resort


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
There is a definite chill in
the air at the Gaylord Palms
Resort in Orlando, where
temperatures are expected
to hold at 9 degrees from
now through Jan. 4 in the
resort's ICE! attraction.
For the sixth year, the
Orlando resort has flown in
ice carvers from Harbin,
China to turn nearly 200
million pounds of ice into a
walk-through attraction like
no other. The 41 Chinese
carvers arrived weeks before
the Nov. 17 opening in order
to transform all that ice into
larger than-life-sized ice
cream cones, sundaes, pen-
guins and even a giant
candy house. There always
is at least one slide for the
children. This year's slide
seems longer although not
so high that it might fright-
en the youngest sliders.
Fortunately everyone
attending ICE! is outfitted
with a warm parka in order
to withstand the 9 degree air
in the ICE! container, which
may well be the largest tem-
porary cooler anywhere. The
parkas facilitate sliding and
also make it bearable to sit
on Santa's icy knee. This
Santa is a larger-than-life-
sized Santa carved from sev-
eral hundred pounds of ice.
For many, the most
memorable scene at this
year's show will be the
life-sized Nativity carved
from clear ice.
All ice is not the same at
ICE. It all comes from a fac-
tory in Georgia, shipped in
refrigerator trucks, but some
is clear, some frosty and
some colored. Many items
are built up from blocks of
ice. Blocks are used for walls
and railings and even


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A life-sized candy house carved of house is a small part of the annu-
al holiday show, "ICE!, at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando.


Mom and Dad watch as their children enjoy a frosty slide at the
Gaylord Palms Resort's annual holiday show, ICE!


stacked before being carved
into light poles to light the
icy city streets in the ICE!
attraction. Many carved ice
creations feature colored
ice: red and white candy
canes, strawberry colored
ice cream for a cone and
multiple colors for the
Candy house. Some lighting
is actually within the carved
ice sculptures. Additional
lighting sets off the entire
display.


Plan to spend an hour at
least in the attraction but,
with the parkas on, you
should be comfortable.
When you are finished, stop
by the gift shop to take
home some ice that will not
melt in the Orlando sun but
will decorate your holiday
tree or table.
And, if you really do
get chilled, enjoy some
hot chocolate, compli-
ments of ICE!


Take Interstate 75 to Exit 228 (1-4).
Travel east on 1-4 to Exit 65 (Osceola
Parkway East/Gaylord Palms) The
resort will be to the right. Watch for
traffic as you approach the resort.



What: Gaylord Palms Resort's ICE!
Address: 6000 West Osceola
Parkway, Kissimmee.
Phone: 407-586-41CE
Web site: gaylordpalms.com/ice

On the other hand, those
who are super hardy, are
welcome to join the Orlando
Polar Bear Club. The inau-
gural plunge will be Sunday,
Nov. 28 at 8:30 a.m. Special
tickets for would-be polar
bears are $19.99 plus tax. $5
of each Polar Bear ticket will
support Special Olympics
Florida.
Those considering anoth-
er kind of plunge might opt
for the ICE! Proposal
Package at $199 for two. The
deal includes priority
admission for two, souvenir
photo of the proposal and a
2008 ICE! Christmas orna-
ment. There also is a deluxe
package at $450.
Tickets for everyone else
range from $9.99 to $24.99,
depending on day and time.


More to Christmas as Gaylord Palms:
Hidden Holiday Gnome Hunt
in the atriums.
Wreath exhibition.
Christmas tree atop the Castillo de
San Marcos fort.
Live entertainment on select dates.
Santa visits Holiday brunch with Mrs.
Santa (select weekends).
Character tuck-ins for overnight guests
(limited nights/fee applies).

There are online
discounts at
www.gaylordpalms.com/ice.
That also is the place to
visit for opening hours,
which change throughout
the season, or to check on
overnight packages, with
room-only rates beginning
at $159 per night.
Season ticket holders at
neighboring parks including
the Walt Disney World
Resort, SeaWorld Orlando
and Busch Gardens Tampa
Bay, can bring one child free
with each paid adult admis-
sion, but only on specific
days. Check with the resort
before driving over there.
Call 407-586-4423.
ICE! is accessible on the
exhibit level at the resort's
convention center,
6000 West Osceola Parkway,
Kissimmee.




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