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BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR


Gas prices in the Venice area
continue to inch down, but for
how long?
National news agencies have
been raising the prospect of $1-
per-gallon gasoline at the pump.
But the Energy Information Ad-
ministration, a statistical agency
of the U.S. Department of
Energy that provides gas price
forecasts and analysis, doesn't
come close to making such a
prediction.
What it does say in its latest
weekly forecast, released Dec.
10, is gasoline and diesel prices
are still falling.


And projections for next year,
barring a significant or cata-
strophic change in oil supply,
show relief at the pump
throughout next year at least
when compared to $4 per gallon
prices last seen in July.
It's worth noting that tracking
gas prices is a little like tracking a
tornado. Changing events, like
changing weather patterns, can
influence predictions dramati-
cally from month to month.
Gas dropped 9.3 cents per
gallon this week, to $1.639 on
the Gulf Coast, according to EIA.
It was $1.649 at numerous gas
stations in Venice on Friday.
Nationally, it dropped 11.2
cents to $1.699 per gallon, $1.30


below the price a year ago and
the lowest price since Feb. 23,
2004, according to the EIA.
Consumption down
The EIA's weekly petroleum
forecast came out a day after its
monthly Short-Term Energy
Outlook. The monthly forecast
predicts motor gasoline con-
sumption in 2009 will decline
about 50,000 barrels per day
compared to 2008 again, bar-
ring some significant event.
Gasoline consumption in
2008 is down 3.4 percent from
2007, the EIA reported.
"Should this projection pan
Please see GAS, 10A


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SUN PHOTOS BY JUSTIN'FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.com
Above, flames engulf a foreclosed house during a '
live fire training exercise for the Venice and
Nokomris Fire Departments. Several homes in the
Venice area were donated to the fire department
for observational and training purposes. These
exercise especially benefit the more inexperienced
firefighters who have seen only simulated house
fires during training. Controlled burns
will be take place until Dec. 14.
Right, Patrick Junius, left, of the Nokomis Volun-
teer Fire Department and Kyle Hartley of the Ven-
ice Fire Department, prevent this controlled burn
from spreading to the surrounding grass.



Home renovation a costly lesson


SUll IP'HcOTO Be GRE,' ,LES-
On Friday gasoline sold for $1.64 at numerous locations in Venice.



VHS rebuild still


awaiting state OK


BY AUDREY BLACKWELL
STAFF WRITER

The plans for rebuilding
Venice High School are still on
the drawing board as school dis-
trict officials await the final word
from the state on whether older
buildings can be torn down.
Until that decision is made,
and plans are finalized, the dis-
trict will hot move forward on
financing for the project.
The present Venice High
School was built in 1955. ,
"We are waiting for state
approval of the plant survey and certifi
Castaldi study, which deals with which
whether we can demolish some constr
buildings on the VHS campus," educa
said Mitsi Corcoran, chief finan- land a
cial officer for the Sarasota by the
County School District. the di'
"The state uses a formula for of del
making that decision, and it has from t
to do with the age and condition erty 1
of the buildings." source
Once the decision is made by COPs
the Florida Department of rized
Education, the district can go not ne
ahead with the design phase, "WC
which can take up to a year. The phase:
district will borrow funds at the phase
construction phase. I in IN
"The construction of the high Count
school will take about two years, second'
so when we want the money, will bE
we'll get the GMP (guaranteed Booke
maximum price) for it and will The
be able to make payments as we other
go along with the construction,"
Corcoran said. The
Scott Lempe, district chief Len
operating officer, said that con-
struction funds will come from


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cates of participation,
are used to finance the
auction of state-approved
tional facilities, acquire
nd purchase of equipment
acceleration of funds to
,trict through the issuance
bt. Debt service is paid
he capital portion of prop-'
tax revenue. Since the
Sof funds forrepayment of
is from a currently autho-
source, voter approval is
needed.
e will borrow in three
s," Lempe said. "The first
will gotoward Elementary
forth Port and the North
y Technical Center. The
d phase of COP borrowing
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r High School."
e third phase will be for
capital projects.
plans so far
npe said the newVHS may
Please see VHS, 11A


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR


In an age when acting as your
own general contractor can save
tens of thousands of dollars on a
new home, here's a cautionary
tale of how that can go all wrong.
When Nokomis resident Steve
Hagan purchased a waterside
home more than a year ago he
anticipated gutting the house,
replacing the roof and adding
new windows, doors and siding.
The trick was to do the
improvements for less than 50
percent of the value of the home.
Otherwise, newer county and
Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency regulations would
kick in and require Hagan to


raise the house, built in the
1980s, an additional 18 inches to
12 feet above sea level because
it's located on in a 100-year flood
zone.
Hagan hired a designer and a
contractor, then began shop-
ping for his own cabinetry.
"The project got bigger than
we thought it would be," Hagan
said. "It just ended up costing a
lot more."
In the end, he figures it will
cost $700,000 to complete the
renovations.
Almost half is due to state and
federal regulations, he said.
Red flags
A former CPA, Hagan said a
red flag went up when his con-


tractor reached $200,000 in
costs.
"The contractor hadn't spent
up to 50 percent, but when you
added his costs with my costs, I
realized it was a serious prob-
lem," said Hagan.
What surprised him more
were costs driven by, govern-
ment regulations. Adding hurri-
cane straps to the roof, hurri-
cane straps to connect the first
and second floors and hurricane
plates attaching the sill plate to
the cement slab (in addition to
almost $100,000 to raise the
home 18 inches) came to
$300,000.
The current economy made
Please see HOME, 10A


SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.com
Steve Hagan's home renovation project on Four Bays Drive in Nokomis
included raising the home 18 inches to meet FEMA flood zone regulations.


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Gondolier Sun
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'Tis the season
BY MONTY ANDREWS
GUEST WRITER


It may seem a stretch in announcing an
upcoming event at the Venice Arboretum in
Blalock Park, but when 60 additional trees and
Cpyghtel palms have been added to one of our city parks I
SMaterialwill take a writer's prerogative.
During the past week a number of people who
it new trees elected to


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p.m. the lights will be
turned on. Hot apple
to 3 p.m, nne ohrcider and pastrieshn S a
will also be served.
l yThe idea is to cele-
brate an old-fashioned
--* Christmas in a relaxed, a w
outdoor setting.
On Sunday, Dec. 14, from 1
to 3 p.m., none other than Santa Claus yes, the
_________ _pone from up North will be making a special
________ guest appearance at Blalock Park. The entire fam-
40 M 40 A ily is welcome to come out and enjoy the mood of
Sr ~ Christmas. This would also be a wonderful oppor-
S .. tunity to take pictures to send to friends and rela-
tives unable to be with you this year.
___... Due to global-warming issues, Santa will prob-
ably be arriving in a van.
S,, Remember why we celebrate.


Rising sea levels translate to shrinking state


BY GERALD A. ROGOVIN
CORRESPONDENT
Florida is losing valuable real
estate as sea levels rise. The
cause, according to several stud-
ies, is global warming.
A Florida State University
study released this fall disclosed
that more than 5,400 acres of


coastline in the Miami-Dade
area will be lost by 2028. Its cur-
rent value is $1.4 billion.
By 2080, FSU predicts, 15,000
acres worth $6.7 billion in
today's dollar value will disap-
pear into the sea.
Rising sea levels and storm
surge put Florida's risk higher
than that of any other state. The


cause is the continuing increase
in density and frequency of dev-
astating storm surges.
The United Nations' Inter-
governmental Panel on Climate
Change last year noted that a 2-
foot rise in in sea levels is possible
by2010.A rise of just 1 inch would
be the equivalent of the storm
surges created by Hurricane


Wilma three years ago.
Although heavily populated
coastal areas that gain people and
investment almost daily take the
brunt of storms caused by global
warming, policymakers and
planners aren't acting fast enough
to avoid or reduce their effects. So
says the National Research
Council, the research arm of the


National Academy of Sciences.
The council has called for sur-
veys of vulnerable roads, bridges,
pipelines and marine and air
facilities. Noting that 60,000 miles
of coastal highways are already
subject to periodic flooding, it
urged Florida and other coastal
states to startworking on plans to
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LET 'EM HAVE IT: WHAT ARE SOME AREAS WHERE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS COULD TIGHTEN THEIR BELTS? CALL US AT 207-111.


We love a (safe, clean) parade


Left behind. I can't believe the massive amounts of
trash that was left behind after the Christmas parade.
What is the matter with people who would litter like this?
Trash was strewn all up and down West Venice Avenue;
then it got windy and litter was blown around, so now
the entire downtown area is covered with candy wrap-
pers, food containers and little paper advertisements
that were handed out at the parade. Shame on you if you
left anything behind. You can't even get a lid for a coffee
cup at the beach because of people like you who litter.
Again, shame on you if you have ever left anything
behind, and shame on you for not teaching your chil-
dren to pick up after themselves.


Dumb decision. Listen
up, teenagers. What you do
now will have more effect
on your future than you
realize. A relative up North
is suffering the conse-
quences. In school, he was
an "A" student and was put
in a gifted class for superi-
or intelligence. They said
he could be very success-
ful running his own busi-
ness or was capable of
being president of a large
company. He was hand-
some, dressed nicely. After


graduation, he worked on-
ly shortly until he became
the assistant manager of
the store. They intended to
open another place where
they implied that he would
be considered for manag-
er, but the safe was robbed
after closing one. night.
The police said that two
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mitted the crime; but said
the assistant manager had
told them what day and
time to come and he
would leave the safe un-
locked. They later shared
the stolen money with
him. The two boys got one
year in jail, and the assis-
tant manager got five years
in prison. The money had
to be returned. My relative,
the former assistant man-
ager, is now in his 30s, but
cannot get a job because
he must list his prison time
on his resume. What a stu-
pid mistake made by an
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new Verizon telephone
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Not standing for it.
Three men and a woman
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the view of people seated
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No marina. Mr. Vedder,
if there's one thing Venice
doesn't need, it's a marina
by the airport. During sea-
son, that bridge opening
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Just think what a marina
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No thanks.
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6A SUN NEWSPAPERS


WEEKEND EDITION DEC. 13, 2008


Happer, others apply for planning seat


Carlesimo in running


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR


The candidates to fill the
planning commission seat
vacated by Kit McKeon after his
election to Venice City Council
include Marshall Happer, de-
scribed byVenetian Golf & River
Club President Michael Rigdon
in a support letter to Mayor Ed


Martin as "the force behind
negotiations that resulted in
stipulations associated with the
Renaissance petition for the big
box retail center."
The Renaissance is in foreclo-
sure, due in part, according to
developer Mike Miller, to delays
by the city in approving its site
plan. Negotiations regarding the
foreclosure are ongoing.
AVGRC resident since August
2005, Happer spent the last 27
years representing various ten-


nis associations, including serv-
ing as executive director and in-
house counsel for the United
States Tennis Association from
1990-95, according to his appli-
cation.
"Participated in all negotia-
tions with the Federal Aviation
Administration during the (for-
mer NewYork mayors) Koch and
Dinkins administrations for the
diversion of LaGuardia (airport)
take-off flights away from the
USTA National Tennis Center


during each U.S. Open," his
resume states.
Others vying for the position
include:
Emilio Carlesimo, a 20-year
resident and retired firefighter
who ran unsuccessfully for a
seat on city council in No-
vember.
Fred Gibson, Realtor and
broker for RemaxAlliance, and a
resident since 2003.
Joseph Simonetti, a retired
architect and former member of


the city's Architectural Review,
Board.
Barry Snyder, a resident
since May 2007, a retired federal,
government auditor who served
as inspector general of the;
Federal Reserve Board from'
1998-2007.
Mayor Ed Martin said he,
would make the appointment,,
subject to council approval, at;
council's first meeting in Jan-;
uary.
ggiles@venicegondolier.com


LEGAL NOTICES

___________________________________________________________________!_______________ _


18 NOTICE OF ADMIN.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WANDA J. BLUEBAUM
WHITE,
Deceased.
File No. 2008-CP-018320-
NC
NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION
(Testate)
To: JACK D. WHITE, JR.
Address unknown
The administration of the
estate of WANDA J. BLUE-
BAUM WHITE, deceased,
File No. 2008-CP-018320-
NC, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Sarasota County,
Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is
2000 Main Street, Sarasota,
Florida 34237. The estate is
testate and the date of the
decedent's Will and any
Codicils are April 1, 1996.
The names and addresses
of the personal representa-
tive and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set
forth below.
All interested persons on
whom a copy of the Notice
of Administration is served
must file objections that
challenge the validity of the
will, the qualifications of the
personal representative,
venue, or jurisdiction of this
Court, by filing a petition or
other pleading requesting
relief with this Court, in
accordance with the Florida
Probate Rules, WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first Publica-
tion of this Notice is Decem-
ber 13, 2008.
Personal Representative:
JACK D. WHITE
6789 Paseo Castille
Sarasota, FL 34238
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
THOMAS C. TYLER, JR., ESQ.
Florida Bar No. 911585
981 Ridgewood Avenue,
Suite 104
Venice, Florida 34285
Telephone: 941-488-4422
PUBLISH: Dec. 13, 20, 2008


19 NOTICE OF
AUCTION

NOTICE OF PUBLIC
AUCTION
The following vehicle/vessel(s)
will be auctioned for unpaid
towing & storage charges only,
per FS 71'3.78. Vehicle @ G &
S Towing 1652 Lake Ave,
Lehigh Acres 1. 1991 Chev
Caprice 4D Whi
1G1BN53E4MW206156. On
12/29/2008 at 9:00 am at
171 S Jackson Rd Venice, FL
PUBUSH: December 13, 2008
NOTICE OF PUBLIC
AUCTION
The Following vehicle/vessel(s)
will be auctioned for unpaid
towing & storage charges only,
per FS 713.78. Vehicle @ L &
T Towing, Inc. 100 Tonney
Penna Dr. Jupiter 1. 1992
Jeep Cherokee 40 Grn
1J4FT58SXNL242783. On
12/29/2008 at 9:00 am at
171 S Jackson Rd Venice, FL
PUBUSH: December 13, 2008
NOTICE OF PUBLIC
AUCTION
The following vehicle/vessel(s)
will be auctioned for unpaid
towing & storage charges only,
per FS 713.78. Vehicle @
North Collier Collision, Inc.
16210 Old 41 S, Naples 1.
2006 Ford Mustang 2D Red
1ZVFT80N065144586. 2.
2004 Chev Silverado Pk Whi
1GCEC14T34Z240037. 3.
1998 Merc Mystique 4D Red
3MEFM66LXWM614299. On
12/29/2008 at 9:00 am at
171 S Jackson Rd Venice, FL
PUBUSH: December 13, 2008

NOTICE OF PUBLIC
AUCTION
The following vehicle/vessel(s)
will be auctioned for unpaid
towing & storage charges only,
per FS 713.78. Vehicle @
Touch of Class Towing, 1355
Market Cir, Port Charlotte
1. 2000 Ford Mustang 2D Red
1FAFP4047YF161640. 2.
1997 Jeep Wrangler 2D Grn
1J4FY29P6VP427030. 3.
1990 Hond Accord 4D BIk
JHMCB7661LC020805. 4.
1990 Hond Prelude 2D BIk
JHMBB6155XC008554. 5.
2003 Chev Malibu 4D Gry
1G1NE52J83M619073. On
12/29/2008 at 9:00 am at
171 S Jackson Rd Venice, FL
PUBUSH: December 13, 2008


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
JAMES RALPH BRIDGES,
A/K/A JAMES R. BRIDGES,
Deceased.

File No. 2008-CP-019338-
NC


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of JAMES RALPH BRIDGES,
A/K/A RALPH BRIDGES,
deceased, whose date of death
was AUGUST 4, 2008, File
Number 2008-CP-019338-
NC, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Sarasota County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is P.O. Box
3079, SARASOTA, FL
34230-3079. The names and
addresses of the personal 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
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is December
6, 2008.

Personal Representative:
CAROLYN A. EGNATOWSKI
329 Shamrock Blvd.
Venice, FL 34293

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Florida Bar No. 0351301
H. GREG LEE, P.A.
2014 Fourth Street
Sarasota, Florida 34237
Telephone: (941)-954-0067
PUBLISH: December 6, 13,
2008

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

SHERRY V. CALLARA and
KENNETH C. CARPENTER,
as personal representatives
of the Estate of Bernice
Harvey, Plaintiff
v.
WANDA ALFANO,
Defendant.
Case No. 2007-CA-3750-
SC
CLERK'S NOTICE OF SALE
UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in
accordance with the Default
Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated November 19,
2008, in the above-styled
cause, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash
at the Sarasota County
Courthouse, 2000 Main St.,
Room 108, Sarasota, FL
34237 at 8:30 AM Decem-
ber 22, 2008 the following
described property:
Parcel I:

LOT 3, EBONY ACRES,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT.
THEREOF, RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 18, PAGE 35,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

Parcel II:
COMMENCE AT SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF LOT 1, CITRUS
PARK SUBDIVISION, AS PER
PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 50,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF SARA-
SOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA;
THENCE NORTH 89
DEGREES 29 MINUTES 08
SECONDS WEST 761.51
FEET TO POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; THENCE CONTINUE
NORTH 89 DEGREES 29
MINUTES 08 SECONDS
WEST 200 FEET TO THE
EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY
OF STATE ROAD; THENCE
NORTH 29 DEGREES 56
MINUTES 38 SECONDS
WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT
OF WAY 225.32 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 89
DEGREES'29 MINUTES 08
SECONDS EAST 137.82
FEET; THENCE NORTH 0
DEGREES 33 MINUTES 22
SECONDS EAST 135 FEET
TO THE NORTH LINE OF
SAID LOT 1; THENCE SOUTH
89 DEGREES 29 MINUTES
08 SECONDS EAST 176.48
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0
DEGREES 33 MINUTES 22
SECONDS WEST 329.56
FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. LESS ANY
PORTION EMBRACED IN
STATE ROAD RIGHT OF WAY
AND LESS MOST NORTHER-
LY 25 FEET THEREOF FOR
ROAD. BEING SAME LANDS
AS CONVEYED IN OFFICIAL


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

RECORDS BOOK 693, PAGE
377.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPER-
TY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.

Dated:. November 21, 2008
KAREN E. RUSHING
Clerk of Court
By: Grace Burch
Deputy Clerk
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I CERTIFY that a true and
correct copy of the forego-
ing Notice of Sale under F.S.
Chapter 45 has been fur-
nished by United States Mail
on November 21, 2008 to
each of the following:
WANDA ALFANO, 760 N.
Tamiami Trail, Nokomis, FL
34275 and Law Office of
Raymond E. Miller, 218 Har-
bor Drive South, Venice, FL
34285, attorneys for Sherry
V. Callara and Kenneth C.
Carpenter, as personal rep-
resentatives of the Estate of
Bernice Harvey, 218 Harbor
Drive South, Venice, FL
34285.
By: Grace Burch
Deputy Clerk
VENICE GONDOLIER SUN
PUBLISH: Dec. 6, 13, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
STELLA S. FEDERLINE,
Deceased.
File No. 2008-CP-019529-
NC
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of STELLA S. FEDERLINE,
deceased, whose date of death
was October 3, 2008, and
whose social security number
is XXX-XX-4019, is pending in
the Circuit Court for SARASO-
TA County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is Post Office Box 3079,
Sarasota, Florida 34230.
The names and addresses of
the Personal Representative
and the Personal Representa-
tive's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedents 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 PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS
DECEMBER 13, 2008.
Personal Representative:
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.
Post Office Box 15507
St. Petersburg, FL 33733
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
WAYNE C. HALL, ESQ.
Florida Bar No. 199524
HALL & ANDERSON, P.A.
1314 East Venice Ave, Ste E
Venice, Florida 34285
Telephone: (941) 480-0999
PUBLISH: December 13, 20,
2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
FLORENCE L. GOODRICH,
A/K/A FLORENCE H.
GOODRICH
Deceased.

File No. 2008-CP-19271-SC
Division: Probate

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of FLORENCE L. GOODRICH,
a/k/a FLORENCE H.
GOODRICH deceased, whose
date of death was NOVEMBER
3, 2008, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for SARASOTA
County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota,
Florida 34230-3079. The
names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

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 DECEMBER 6,
2008.

Personal Representative:
DENNIS J. TRACY
229 Pensacola Road
Venice, Florida 34285

Attorney for
Personal Representative:
Dennis J. Tracy, Esq.
Attorney for Dennis J. Tracy
Florida Bar No. 176558
Dulmer & Tracy, Chartered
229 Pensacola Road
Venice, Florida 34285
Telephone: (941)-485-7761
Fax: (941)-488-9482-
PUBLISH: December 6, 13,
2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROBERT A. JUNEO,
Deceased.

File No. 2008-CP-18933- SC

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of ROBERT A. JUNEO,
deceased, whose date of death
was August 19, 2008, and
whose social security number
is XXX-XX-8110, is pending in
the Circuit Court for SARASO-
TA County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is 2000 Main St., PO. 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
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims
or demands against the dece-
dent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST 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 DECENDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice is Decem-
ber 6, 2008

Personal Representative:
Shirley A. Juneo
1120 Bird Bay Way
Venice, FL 34285

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
Erik R. Lieberman, Esq.
Florida Bar No. 393053
PUBLISH: December 6, 13,
2008

N THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
CHARLES BRUCE KELLK,
A/K/A CHARLES B. KELLK,
A/K/A CHARLES KELLK,
Deceased,

File No. 2008-CP-16139-SC

NOTICE TO CREDITORS


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

The Summary Administration of
the estate of CHARLES
BRUCE KELLK, A/K/A
CHARLES B. KELLK, A/K/A
CHARLES KELLK, deceased,
whose date of death was
APRIL 18, 2008 and whose
Social Security Number is (*),
is pending in the Circuit Court
for Sarasota County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address
of which is 4000 S. Tamiami
Trail, Venice, FL 34293. The
names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is December 13,
2008.
Personal Representative:
Toby R. Kellk
7691 S. Southwood Circle
Davie, FL 33328

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
DAVID R. CORNISH, Attor-
ney
Florida Bar No. 0225924
355 W. Venice Ave.
Venice, FL 34285
Telephone: (941) 483-4246
PUBLISH: December 13, 20,
2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
LESLEY LUCKMAN,
Deceased.
File No. 2008-CP-16431-
NC

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The Florida administration of
the estate of LESLEY LUCK-
MAN, deceased, whose date
of death was June 4, 2008, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Sarasota County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of
which is 2000 Main Street,
Sarasota, FL 34237. The
names and addresses of the
co-personal representatives
and the co-personal representa-
tives' attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedents 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 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 December 13,
2008.

Co-Personal Representatives:
Alan M. Luckman
48 Old Farm Road
East Hills, NY 11577
Gregg A. Luckman
3171 Lydia Lane
Bellmore, NY 11710
Robert B. Luckman
67 Rock Hill Road
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
Attorney for Personal
Representatives:
Michael L. Trop, Esq.
Florida Bar No. 152869
Adorno & Yoss LLP
Suite 1700
350 East Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: (954) 763-1200
PUBLISH: December 13,
20, 2008


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
DORA B. MOORE,
Deceased.

File No. 2008-CP-19565- SC

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of DORA B. MOORE,
deceased, whose date of death
was November 11, 2008,
2008, and whose social secu-
rity number is XXX-XX-XXXX,
is pending in the Circuit Court
for SARASOTA County, Flori-
da, 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
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims
or demands against the dece-
dent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST 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 Decem-
ber 13, 2008

Personal Representative:
ROBERT L. MOORE
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. O. Box 1767
Venice, FL 34284-1767
Telephone: (941) 485-1571
Florida Bar No. 041192
PUBLISH: December 13, 20,
2008


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROBERT J. PELTZ,
Deceased, .

File No. 2008-CP-18908-SC

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The Summary Administration of
the estate of ROBERT J.
PELTZ, deceased, whose date
of death was FEBRUARY 11,
2008; File Number 2008-
CP-18908-SC, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Sarasota
County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
4000 S. Tamiami Trail,
Venice, Forida 34293. The
names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.

All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is December 6,


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

2008

Personal Representative:
LARRY D. PELTZ
61310 Kadon Drive
New Concord, Ohio 43762

Attorney for
Personal Representative:
MARK W. MAZZEO
Florida Bar No. 119350
4140 Woodmere Park
Boulevard, Suite 4
Venice, Florida 34293
Telephone: (941)-408-8555

PUBLISH: December 6, 13,
2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR SARASOTA COUNTY
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF,
TIMOTHY L. RADFORD,
A/K/A TIM L. RADFORD,
Deceased.

File No. 2008-CP-018111-
NC
Division: Probate

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of TIMOTHY L. RADFORD
A/K/A TIM L. RADFORD,
deceased, whose date of death
was June 6, 2008, is pending
in the Circuit Court for SARA-
SOTA County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota,
Florida 34230-3079. The
names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS
DECEMBER 13, 2008.

Personal Representative:
NANCY M. RADFORD
2646 Kaley Drive
Talbott, Tennessee 37877

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Annette Z.P. Ross,
Attorney for NANCY M.
RADFORD
Florida Bar No. 0141259
901 Venetia Bay Blvd.
Suite 351
Venice,/Florida 34285
Telephone: (941) 480-1948
Fax: 941-480-9277
PUBLISH: December 13,
20, 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. 2008-CP-18666- SC
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of EVAMARIA WILLIAMS
AK/A EVA MARIE
ILLIAMS 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 withthis 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 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


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION'
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH:
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED,
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECENDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice is Decem-
ber 13, 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. O. Box 1767
Venice, FL 34284-1767
Telephone:(941) 485-1571
Florida Bar No. 041192
PUBUSH: December 13, 20,
2008


22 NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE

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

Case No 200CA00643rSC

COMMUNITY NATIONAL
BANK OF SARASOTA COUN-,
TY,
Plaintiff,


vs.

MILTON W. MCLAREN, III,
AND CHERYL A.
MCLAREN AND JOHN DOE
AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION,
Defendants.

AMENDED NOTICE
OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE is hereby given pur-
suant -to the Final Judg-
ment/Order entered in the
above-noted case, that I will
sell the following property sit-
uated in Sarasota County,
Florida, described as:

The following property locat-
ed in Sarasota County Flori-
da:

Lots 19050 and 19051 of
South Venice, Unit No. 72,
according to the Plat
thereof as recorded in
Plat Book 7, Page 60, of
the Public Records of
Sarasota County, Florida

at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder for cash, at
the Sarasota County Cour-
thouse, 2000 Main Street,
Historic Courtroom, Room
108, East Wing, Sarasota,
Florida 34237 at 8:30
A.M., on DEC. 22, 2008.
The highest bidder shall
immediately post with the
Clerk, a deposit equal to 5%
of the final bid. The deposit
must be cash or' cashier's
check payable to Clerk of the
Circuit Court. Final payment
must be made on or before
5:00 p.m., of the date of the
sale by cash or chasier's
check.

PUBLISH IN:
VENICE GONDOLIER SUN

PUBLISH DATES:
DECEMBER 6, 2008
DECEMBER 13, 2008


38 OTHER NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICE

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legal notification of chan-
nel changes on, or around
January 15, 2009, for
Comcast Cable customers -
in digital capable areas of
Manatee, Sarasota and
Charlotte Counties.

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Venice Police
Department arrests
Robert Goberman Jr.,
27, 1000 block Elaine St.,
Venice. Charge: aggravated
assault with deadlyweapon
without intent to kill (do-
mestic). Bond: $2,000.
Thomas Robert Petty,
39, King Arthur Drive,
Nokomis. Charges: deal-
ing in stolen property,
false ownership of infor-
mation for pawned items
less than $300. Bond:
2,000.
Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office
arrests
Kristen L. Hankinson,
21, 200 block Sea Grape
Road, Venice. Charges:
battery on a law enforce-
ment officer, firefighter or
emergency medical care
provider (two counts),
resisting arrest with vio-
lence (two counts). Bond:
$5,000.
Michael Diangello Mor-
ris, 27, 1700 Banyan Drive,
Venice. Charges: posses-
sion of cannabis less than
20 grams, obstructing or
opposing an officer with-
out violence. Bond: $870.
Bobbi Jo Whiting, 40,
100 block North Havana
Road, Venice. Charges:
violation of probation


(possession of a controlled
substance), violation of
probation (DUI with prop-
erty damage). Bond: none.
Todd N. Horton, 44,
400 block Bayshore Road,
Venice. Charge: violation
of domestic injunction.
Bond: none.
Willie Lee Miller, 43,
500 block Cypress Ave.,
Venice. Charges: DUI with
previous conviction, DUI
.15 or higher or having a
passenger under 18 years
old, DUI. Bond: $3,000.
Michael Alexander
Swinehart, 42, 400 block
East Mission Trail, Venice.
Charge: fugitive-from-jus-
tice warrant (Las Vegas,
Nev.). Bond: none.
Sarah Curtiss, 35, 2200
block Harrier Way, Noko-
mis. Charges: third-degree
felony grand theft ($300-
$5,000), resisting officer in
recovery of stolen proper-
ty. Bond: $1,500.
Jamie Cooley, 41, 600
block Osceola Road, No-
komis. DUI, driving while
license suspended, can-
celed or revoked. Bond:
$750.
Shelly Kay Hages, 24,
2500 block E. Venice Ave.,
Venice. Charge: attempt-
ing to obtain controlled
substance by fraud. Bond:
none.
*' Robert Charles Shu-


sta, 69, 600 block Leisure
St., Venice. Charge: disor-
derly conduct. Bond: $220.
Todd Douglas John-
son, 41, 1300 Mango Ave.,
Venice. Charge: DUI.
Bond: $500.
Victor Vincent LePore,
45, 300 block Shamrock
Blvd., Venice. Charge: pos-
session of drug parapher-
nalia. Bond: $120.
Russell Alvin Boeck,
45, 300 block Grove Road,
Venice. Charge: driving
while license suspended,
cancelled or revoked.
Bond: $250.
Paul Harley Leonard,
29, 356 Harvard Road,
Venice. Charge: sex of-
fender failure to register
change of address with
authorities. Bond: $20,000.
Dalerae Ann Hulings,
36,1900 block South Tami-
ami Trail. Venice. Charge:
contempt (nonpayment of
child support). Bond:
$7,070.
Alejandro Vigilcon-
treras, 23, 200 block Glen
Oak Road, Venice. Charge:
no valid driver license.
Bond: $500.
Ernest Johnson, 19, 500
blockAlligator Road,Venice.
Charges: unarmed burglary
of an unoccupied structure
conveyance, criminal mis-
chief less than $200. Bond:
$10,000.


Shannon Scott Kauff-
man, 42,40 blockW Oak St.,
Osprey. Charge: domestic
battery. Bond: $5,000.
Sarasota Police
Department arrests
Michael Robert Knox,
57, 100 block Happy Hav-
en Drive, Osprey. Charge:
permitting unauthorized
person to drive. Bond:
$120.
Paul Christopher
Field, 40,2200 block Ewing
Drive, Venice. Charge: bat-
tery. Bond: $750.
Bobby W Berkley, 52,
5200 block Athens Way,
Venice. Charge: assault.
Bond: $120.
Florida Highway
Patrol arrests
John Joseph Mancusi,
49, 200 block North Ma-
tisse Circle, Nokomis.
Charge: DUI. Bond: $500.
James C. Eisenlohr, 66,
Nokomis. Charge: DUI
with property damage or
personal injury. Bond:
$2,000.
Criminal registrations
Tera Rena Rose, 31,
400 block. South River
Road, Nokomis.
Jon Barton Keenan,
47, 300 block Lake Road,
Venice.
Stacy Ellen Kiebzak,


41, 400 block Carmel
Road, Venice.
Lee Ly Khan, 20, 200
block Shell Road, Venice.
Virginia Mae Cote, 39,
100 block East Airport
Ave., Venice.
James Russell Mc-


Cauley, 48, 2500 block
Dawn Road, Venice.
George Leon Duchene,
36, 700 block Southland
Road, Venice.
SSylvester Bernard Cam-
on, 45, 7400 block Cameo
Circle, Venice.


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WEEKEND EDITION


GONDOLIER SUN EDITOR
BOB MUDGE
bmudge @ vericegondolier.com


OPINION


OUR VIEW


We hate to say we told you so, but ..


n July we opined that Venice City
Council was making an error in not
giving its airport consultant, MEA
Group (now called Hanson), a chance to
address its concerns about a proposed
master plan update and layout plan.
"[I]t seems to us that council could
meet with MEA now and find out
whether the firm can make the desired
changes as part of its original contract,"
we wrote then. "That would advance
the process by weeks, if not months,
and keep city taxpayers from spending
a dime that doesn't need to be spent....
What do we have to lose?"
Five months later, we have an
answer: $212,000 and at least another
10 months.
And that's after council knocked
almost $100,000 worth of tasks off the
menu of services offered by DY Con-
sulting, the firm that takes over the work
from MEA.
Good thing DY doesn't have to rein-
vent the wheel.
You'll recall that MEA has already
been paid $350,000 by the Federal
Aviation Administration for the master
plan update and layout plan. Council -
both the pre- and post-November 2007
versions didn't like it, but, according


to MEA, no one told it what the prob-
lems with the plans were, let alone give
it a chance to fix them.
In fact, council members didn't
review the plans with an eye toward
compiling their concerns until the deci-
sion had been made to hire a new con-
sultant, whose services were initially
guesstimated to cost up to $450,000, if it
started from scratch. When council later
clarified and the new consultants
seeking the job confirmed that MEA's
plans would be used as much as possi-
ble, it was obvious the price tag would
shrink, but not how much.
Rather little, as it turned out. DY pro-
posed a scope of services totaling more
than $305,000, almost as much as the
original MEA contract, to do an "adden-
dum" to plans DY said were "done tech-
nically well."
Council decided it didn't need an
environmental study or all of the exten-
sive consensus-building activities DY
proposed, cutting the cost, which now
comes out of city airport funds, by
about $93,000. It did authorize, howev-
er, a sophisticated, six-month video sur-
vey of takeoffs and landings to get an
accurate count of airport traffic, and a
noise study.


Now, finding out how many planes
use the airport, and how loud they are,
is a good thing. Ideally, it will shed a lot
of light on the amount of traffic the air-
port is likely to serve in the future.
Anyone who thinks it will put the issue
to rest, however, is mistaken. Airport
opponents will question numbers they
think are too high, as they did with
MEA's more-informal (though FAA ac-
cepted) counts, while proponents will
blame numbers they think are too. low
on a sagging economy that has people
cutting back on all forms of transporta-
tion and recreation.
And, to get back to our point, there's
the question why MEA wasn't told to do
a better count in the first place. Even if it
had cost what DY will be paid for it
(more than $30,000, with most of that
going to the subcontractor that will
actually do the work), it would be done'
by now. Instead, it will probably be close
to a year before the plans are ready for
council to consider whether to send
them to the FAA and that would
make them roughly three years over-
due.
Those plans should not include a
proposal to shorten runway 4-22 to
accommodate FAA rules regarding run-


way protection zones. We're in favor of
preserving the Lake Venice Golf Club,
but all the consultants who have looked
at this situation have indicated they
thought the FAA could be satisfied with-
out taking a part of the golf course.
Besides, shortening 4-22, the noise-
abatement runway, would put mote
planes bigger, louder ones on 13-
31, leading to more noise complaints.
Airport proponents would tell you that's
part of a secret agenda to get rid of the
airport. We're not conspiracy theorists,
so we're not in that camp ... at least, not
yet.
The bigger concern is that all of this is
costing the city good will at the FAA. If
so, the timing couldn't be worse.
With President-elect Barack Obama
pledging a major investment in the
country's infrastructure, the local econ-
omy needing a shot in the arm and 4-22
in need of renovation (for which plans
have been approved), FAA approval of
that project in the near future would be
most welcome. We don't see it happen-
ing with the future of the runway up in
the air, so to speak.
That could be a hidden but all too
real cost of changing horses in the
middle of this stream.


No lack of things


to worry about


MARY KAY RUPPEL
COLUMNIST


Recently, one of the
ladies at bridge told me
not to worry about the
world's financial turmoil,
just "cheer up and things
will get better." Well, I
cheered up and things got
worse. So to the Polly-
annas of the world, please,
just let me worry in peace.
I worry about whether
we should or should not
bail out the automotive
industry. General Motors
CEO Rick Wagoner arrived
in Washington, D.C., last
week in a car a GM car,
no less. At their first go-
round, the CEOs didn't
look too needy arriving in
their private jets. Also, it
might have been a good
idea to have been pre-
pared to give us their game
plans for rescuing the auto
industry. Duh!
So, they're back again
and supposedly have a
plan. The labor unions
have even agreed to tem-
porarily curtail not stop,
mind you some of their
more extravagant benefits.
It's a start.
I'm very worried about
my health-care plan. If
you're a senior citizen and
you have one of the
Medicare Advantage Plans
and you are not worried,
you haven't been paying
attention. If you are a
senior citizen who is fortu-
nate enough to have a
pension that includes your
health-care plan, breathe a
big sigh of relief. If you're a
GM salaried retiree, you
may want to hold that
breath for awhile.
Enrollment in private
Medicare plans has nearly
doubled in five years, to
10.1 million members.
Obviously, seniors love
them.
However, the "analysts"
from the Medicare Pay-
ment Advisory Commis-
sion say that private plans
have driven up costs
because the government
pays them 13 percent


more on average than
what it would spend for
the same beneficiaries in
traditional Medicare. Our
upcoming administration
is already hinting that it
intends to lower payments
to the private insurance
companies. That's the rea-
son they all pulled out in
the '90s, remember
The one thing these
well-paid researchers fail
to mention is that tradi-
tional Medicare was losing
billions of bucks a year due
to fraud, which was the
reason our government
pays private companies to
take us off of its hands. It
really doesn't take a rocket
scientist to realize that pri-
vate companies will be
more diligent in sniffing
out fraud than a govern-
ment employee.
If we go back to conven-
tional Medicare, then we
will once again have to
purchase a monthly sup-
plemental plan and a Part
D prescription plan (which
is going up in cost this
year). When I first joined
three years ago, my Social
Security benefit had no
deduction for Part B. Last
year, I saved $15 per
month. This year, I under-
stand, we will see no sav-
ings on Part B. So, the ero-
sion has already begun.
Since having a Medicare
Advantage Plan, I have
saved more than $200 per
month.
When I spoke to Con-
gressman Vern Buchanan
last year, neither he nir his
staff knew what a "Medi-
care Advantage Plan" was.
It's time we let them know.
I am not sure whether I
should be worried about
this situation, or amused:
An "atheist activist" wants
to have equal time for
nonreligious people at
Christmas time, so he's
proposed a "winter sol-
stice" holiday. It reminds
me of a joke I heard years
ago: "I used to be an athe-
ist, but I gave it up because
there were no holidays."
I may lose my home
and lifetime savings, but
there's one thing no one
can take from me my
worries.

Mary Kay Ruppel is a
Venice resident and has
been a frequent contribu-
tor to other publications.
She writes a regular col-
umn for this page.


LETTERS FROM OUR READERS


Talk about an impact fee


Editor:
Several months ago I had a small cottage built for my
mother on my property. I had all inspections and went to
pick up a certificate of occupancy.
That is when I found out that there were more than
$8,000 in impact fees due. I was never told about impact
fees when I applied for the permits.
I was told that the cottage is considered a single-fam-
ily home (yet I cannot rent it). I was told that if I subdi-
vided the property, I could sell the unit or rent it out.
The structure is a guest cottage, which my plans, per-
mits and survey all indicate. I can't understand why I was
charged for what could happen down the road.
I sent an e-mail to Commissioner Staub about this
and received no response, not even an acknowledge-
ment of my e-mail. I had hoped that she would have
called me to discuss the matter. I guess politics is the
same everywhere. They only call when they need your
vote.
It is hard enough in these economic times to make
ends meet. I had the cottage built so my mom could be
close and we would be able to care for her and not have
to rely on county services.
I was told that part of the impact .fees goes to the
police and fire departments. So why do they keep calling
looking for contributions? In the future I will refer those
calls to the county commissioners.

Terry Naletko
Venice


Blame lies
with Congress
Editor:
We just watched a very
well done "NOW" docu-
mentary on PBS about the
mortgage mess and how it
happened. But instead of
looking at the real culprits
- Congressional Demo-
crats it did a very fo-
cused piece on how bond-
rating Wall Street agencies
greedily upgraded worth-


less mortgage packages to,
"AAA" ratings. This, in or-
der to sell (read "unload")
them at a profit.
There was not a word
on how those worthless
packages were worthless
on delivery in the first
place, the real cause of this
train wreck. Oh no, can't
look into that.
Mortgage-gate is the
biggest media cover-up
I've ever witnessed. It


makes Watergate look like
a kids' picnic. And PBS, as
a taxpayer-funded tool of
the left, is doing its small
part to muddy the waters
further. Where are today's
Woodward and Bern-
stein's? When are the Fan-
nie Mae hearings going to
begin? Probably not soon.
In other words, instead
of researching the actions
of the captain and crew of
the Titanic, PBS went after
the croupiers in the game
room to determine how
much they were skimming
before \the ship went
down, leaving viewers to
conclude that it was their
greed that sunk the vessel.
Oh, that's right, PBS -
Congress funds you, and
wouldn't like your cameras
on it, would they? Can you
say "conflict of interest"?
PBS/NPR, you're no Wood-
ward and Bernstein.

William Hoffer
Venice
Complacency caught
car companies
Editor:
The current crisis facing
the auto giants General
Motors, Ford and Chrysler
takes me back to the days
when everyone bought an
American-made car and
never even considered
buying any other.
Most of us were either
employed by these com-
panies or companies mak-


ing parts or accessories for
the auto industry. It didn't
seem to matter that they
built the cars to last only
three or four years before
needing major repairs. You
bought American.
Those dinky little Jap-
anese cars were a joke. So
they got 40 miles to the
gallon gas was cheap.
My friends and relatives
who worked in the auto
industry bragged about
how much they were paid,
and how little work they
had to do. The union took
care of them in any case.
It was this kind of com-
placency that brought
these companies to where
they are now. The global-
ization of the world's
economies puts us all in
direct competition for all
that we do, either in pro-
duction of goods or pro-
viding services.
With Barack Obama
now the president-elect,
real change has come to
our government. It's time
for us all to unite and help
bring about real change in
how we work and live.

Marvin D. Myszka
North Port


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Auto bail-out a bad deal for taxpayers


BY VERN BUCHANAN
GUEST COLUMNIST
Washington never seems
to run out of ways to spend
taxpayers' money.
And this week was no
different as the House ap-
proved over my objec-
tions a government bail-
out of the automobile
industry.
The bill was a bad deal
for taxpayers.
I opposed it because the
automakers failed to de-
velop a restructuring plan
addressing the core of their
economic problems. A
rushed federal bailout com-
mitting $15 billion to prop
up an industry unwilling to
fix itself is a poor invest-
ment. The bill offered noth-
ing more than a Band-Aid
that would prove inade-
quate and ineffective in the
long run.
How can we ask the
American taxpayer to as-
sume the risk when the
companies and stakehold-
ers in the automotive in-
dustry refuse to develop
viable restructuring pro-
posals to address the very
problems that brought us to.
this point?
Even worse, Chrysler's
owner, Cerberus Capital
Management, was unwill-
ing to invest its own money
Sin the car company's future.
It's wrong to ask the Amer-
ican taxpayer to help
Chrysler when the compa-
ny won't do the same.
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$15 billion would be inad-
equate and that the auto
industry would come back
to the government seeking
far more assistance, in the
area of $120 billion.
Washington seems to
have forgotten that it's the
American people who pro-
vide the money for these
bailouts. Where do these
bailouts end? We are put-
ting our children and
grandchildren's future at
risk by adding to a moun-
tain of debt.
Although I understand
the need to take steps to
keep our economy from
slipping deeper into reces-
sion, I seriously question
whether spending billions
more in taxpayer money is
the right approach.
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best interest of the taxpay-
er? In this case, the answer
is no.
Like everyone else, I
want to see the auto in-
dustry succeed, but I have
to do what's right for our
taxpayers and our nation.
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everyone, businesses and
individuals, and we have
to draw the line when it
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ment of taxpayers' money
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guards.
At a town meeting I held
earlier this month on the
economy, more than 150
people showed up to
express their opinion on a
variety of issues, including
the auto bail-out. One of


those was William Bene-
dict, a retiree from Bra-
denton. Mr. Benedict's po-
sition was clear and sim-
ple: "Stop spending my
money," he said. "Stop giv-
ing it away."
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ment is shared by many
others in our district.
Whether you are a
senior citizen or a young
person just starting out in
the work force, the govern-
ment has an obligation to
spend your tax dollars
wisely. The auto bailout
failed that simple test.
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Buchanan represents
Sarasota County as part of
Florida's 13th U.S. House
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SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL, JFENNELL@VENCEGONDOLIER.COM
Workers used 80-foot steel beams, 18 10,000-pound pistons and a massive hydraulic jack to
elevate Steve Hagan's home 30 inches in order to pour a new concrete foundation in compli-
ance with new FEMA regulations.


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matters worse, driving down the
appraised value of the home from
$900,000 in 2006 to $600,000 in 2008. That
meant reaching the threshold for the 50-
percent rule would happen at only
$300,000 worth of renovations instead of
$450,000.
Complicating matters, Hagan found
the county property appraiser's office
made an error on the square footage of
the house, stating it was 5,200 square feet
when it is only 4,200 square feet. The
county asked Hagan to wait until the new
county property appraiser takes office to
address the issue.
And contractor costs, he remarked,
"seem to be quite a bit higher in Florida
than other places."
When the county inspected the reno-
vations, it determined the improvements
were valued at more than 50 percent. He
would need to raise the home to meet
FEMA code.
Hagan went to the county permitting
office to see if he could phase in the per-
mits needed for the renovation. Too late,
the county said. The project was pulled
under one permit. There is no-recourse,
he was told.
House raising
, On Friday Hagan, CEO of National
Recreation Systems, which manufactures
spectator seating in Indiana, was in town


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to witness the house raising.
Fourteen-inch steel I-beams, some 80
feet long, were inserted underneath the
home with other I-beams to create a waf-
fle pattern. The I-beams were lifted using
hydraulics with up to 10,000 pounds of
pressure to break the house loose from
the wooden sill plates to raise it.
The project fell behind six weeks,
Hagan said, but he's looking forward to
living in his refurbished four-bedroom
Nokomis home and selling his Siesta Key
home.
"Siesta has its pluses, its own charm,"
he said, "but it's a bit more touristy."
"We drove by this place in May 2007
and bought it.We look out at Snake Island
and the jetties for sunsets.
"We love the area, the wildlife the
dolphins and snook off the boat dock -
the water view," Hagan said.
Looking back on the renovation pro-
ject, Hagan said it grew "as many home-
owner projects do."
"A lot of people were involved," he said.
"We wanted to do everything right. We
totally changed the look of the house
from a 1980s house to KeyWest style."
It was "the high dollar finishes that got
us in trouble, (but) the property warrants
it," Hagan said.
"You really need to have somebody
paying attention to what it's going to take
to complete the project."

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COUNTY CALENDAR
Bicycle/PedestianfTrailAdministrative
SuV.ommitteeec. 15,5:30 p.m.,
Nokomis Community Center, 234 E. Nippino
Trail, Nokois. Call 941-610925
BicyclelPedestrianTrail Advisory
Committee- Dec. 165:30 p.m., Training
Room, Fist Floor, Administration Center,
1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Call 941-861-
0925
Board of County Commissioners- Dec
16,9 am., Commission Chamber, Robert
L. Anderson Administration Center, 4000 S.
Tamiami Trail, Venice. Call 941-861-5344
LIVE TV
Board of County Commissioners Dec. 17,
9 am., Commission Chamber, First Floo,
Administration Center, 1660 Ringing Blvd.,
Sarasota. Call 941-861-5344 LIVETV
Community Alliance Steering Committee
Dec. 15,1:30 pm., Room 226, Second
FloorAuditrium, Health and Human

ADVISORY BOARD VACANCIES
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contact the Sarasota County Call Center at
861.5000 for latest vacancies and information
about Sarasota County Advisory Boards.


Services, 2200 Ringlng Blvd., Sarasota. Cal
941-861-2877
FamilySafety Alliance-Dec. 18,4 pm.,
Community Room, Lakewood Ranch
Northem Trust, 6320 Venture Drive,
Lakewood Ranch. Call 941-861-2882
General Contractors Licensing &
Examining Board- Dec. 18,2 p.m., Conf.
Rm. D, Fist Floor, Building D, Planning &
Development Services, 1301 Catlemen
Road, Sarasota. Call 941-861-6126
Human Services Advisory Council Dec.
16, 2 pm., Room 226, Health and Human
Services Building, 2200 Ringing Blvd.,
Sarasota. Call 941-861-2882
Library Advisory Board Dec 17,9 a.m.,
Tour of South County Ubraies, beginning at
Jacaranda Library, 4143 Woodmere Park
Bld., followed by noon meeting at Venice
Ubrary, 300 S. Nokomis Ave., Venice. Call
941-861-5481
Local Mitigation Strategy-Dec. 16,1:30
p.m., Sixh Floor, EOC, Administration
Center, 1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Call
941-861-5508
Parks Advisory and Recreation Council
(PARC)- Dec. 15,3:30 p.m., Think Tank,
Third Floor, Administraton Center, 1660
Ringing Blvd., Sarasota. Call 941-861-5469


Planning Commission Public
Hearing Dec. 18, 6:30 pm., MEETING
CANCELLED, Commission Chamber, Fist
Floor, Administration Buildng, 1660 Ringling
Blvd., Sarasota. Call 941-861-5153
Sarasota County Solar HotWater Task
Force Meeting- Dec. 19, 8 a.m. Bdg. D,
Large Conf Room, 1301 Cattlemen Road,
Sarasota. Call941-861-5379
Sarasota Partnership for Children's
Mental Health Care ReviewWork Group-
Dec. 18, 9:30 am., Suite 205,1751 Mound
St, Sarasota. Call 941-861-1412
Sarasota Partnership for Children's Men-
tal Health Govemance Board Dec. 17,
3:30 p.m., 1960 Landings Bvd., Sarasoa.
Call 941-861-1412
Tourist Development Council- Dec, 15
12:30 p.m., Commission Chamber, Frst
Floor, Administration Center, 1660 Ringling
Blvd., Sarasota. Call 941-861-5035-LIVE
TV
Value Adjustment Board (VAB) Petitioner
Hearings-Dec. 18, 8:30 a.m. and 1:30
p.m., Terrace Bldg., 101 S. Washington
Blvd., Tenth Floor Meeting Rooms, Sarasota.
See www.SarasotaClerkcom, VAB, for
schedules and other info. Call 941-861-5279
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Individuals with disabilities who need assistance to participate in any ol ths procdings should contact he county administration at east three () business days before the meeting lime and date at 941-861-5344


out, it would be the steepest two-year
(2008-09) consecutive decline in motor
gasoline consumption since 1979-80"
when gas shortages and lines were com-
monplace, according to the report.
"Taking account of the rise in average
ethanol content of motor gasoline, esti-
mated to be 635,000 bbl/d (barrels per
day) in 2008 and 675,000 bbl/d in 2009,
the decline in consumption of petrole-
um-based gasoline components is even
larger," EIA stated.
"Recent motor gasoline volume data
from the EIA and highway travel data
from the Federal Highway Adminis-
tration suggest that the precipitous
decline in gasoline prices by about $2.40
per gallon from the July 2008 peak has yet
to revive consumer demand for highway
travel, and hence for motor gasoline,
even after accounting for the current eco-
nomic downturn."
Residential heating oil prices also fell
"at a renewed pace" during the period
ending Dec. 8.
"The average residential heating oil
price fell 16.8 cents last week to reach
$2.512 per gallon, showing a decrease of
74.7 cents from this time last year," EIA
reported in its weekly forecast.
Gasoline prices peaked at $4.11 per
gallon for regular grade fuel in mid-July
2008.
Gas predictions
The Short-Term Energy Outlook report
predicts the annual average retail gaso-
line prices in 2009 will be $2.03 for regular
and $2.47 per gallon for diesel.
"The current global economic slow-
down is now projected to be more severe
and longer than in last month's 'Outlook,'
leading to further reductions of global
energy demand and additional declines
in crude oil and other energy prices,"
according to the EIA.
OPEC will meet Dec. 17 to "evaluate
the effectiveness of its earlier decisions"
to cut oil production by 1.5 million bar-
rels per day and weigh the need for addi-
tional cuts.
EIA is projecting OPEC crude produc-


tion will fall w
from 32.6 mil-I
lion barrels per
dayin the third
quarter of 2008
to 30.6 million
in the first .
quarter of .
2009.
$1 per
gallon?
For gas prices to get close to a $1,
reported the Associated Press last week,
"oil prices probably would need to fall
another $10 a barrel" from last week -
"something that would have been impos-
sible to fathom during the first part of this
year as oil prices soared near $150 per
barrel."
In 1999 oil companies pumping North
Slope crude found themselves in the
same unthinkable predicament. Crude
was selling for $9 per barrel at its lowest,
which is below the cost of extracting it
from the ground.
Even as they operated at a loss, the
anticipated cost of shutting down and
restarting production would have been
considerable, according to Scott
Goldsmith, director of the University of
Alaska's Institute of Social and Economic
Research. So they kept the oil flowing
anticipating a turn around in the short
term, which occurred.
On Dec. 5 the West Texas Intermediate
Spot Average was $41.01 per barrel, down
from October's average of $76.61. The
imported average in December is $47 per
barrel, down from an average of $72.50 in
October.
On Dec. 9 the state of Alaska revenue
department came out with its fall revenue
forecast estimating North Slope crude
will level off in the $62-per-barrel range
throughout FY 2009.
"The department expects prices in FY
2010 will increase to an average for the
year of $74 .41," according to the report.
As for the price of regular gasoline
falling to $1 per gallon who knows?
"Who does know?" said Goldsmith.
"OPEC does, and they're not telling."
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contain five new build-
ings.
"It depends on the de-
sign," he said.
Preliminary plans now
call for a new gymnasium
(and keeping the current
one); a new auditorium
and/or performing arts
center (the district is dis-
cussing a more extensive
performing arts center
with the city of Venice); a
classroom "bar" (a rectan-
gular building that will
house classrooms); and a
two-story combination
cafeteria and media cen-
ter. If the current media
center stays, it will be ren-
ovated as an administra-
tion building.
If all goes according to
plan, the main part of the
construction will be done
in the summer of 2012 and
students will be in it for the
2012-13 school year, ac-
cording to Lempe.
The current time line is,


of course, subject to avail-
able funds.
Concern and hope
Moving forward, the
school district is con-
cerned about what the
state Legislature might do.
"They took away 0.25 of
a mill this year from school
districts for capital expen-
ditures, which reduced the
amount from 2 mills to
1.75 mills," Lempe said.
"There is talk about possi-
bly cutting another one-
fourth of a mill, and this
could affect the amount of
money the district can
borrow. But even if there is
another reduction in the
capital millage rate, I don't
think it will affect the VHS
rebuild."
Corcoran echoed that
response.
"I'm not concerned
about the reduction for
phases 1A and 2 -
Elementary School I and
SCTI, and the rebuilds of
Venice and Booker high


schools, even if there
would be an additional .25
reduction in the millage
rate for capital expendi-
tures," she said. "The
school district has very lit-
tle debt service, and we
still have adequate capaci-
ty for the high school re-
builds."
Corcoran said that
when the state cuts the
millage rate for capital
expenditures, the money
does not go away.
"They moved it to the
operating budget and
there is no difference in
what taxpayers pay," she
said. "The reason the
school district is con-
cerned about legislative
cuts is that the capital
budget took a double


whammy the rate was
cut from 2 mills to 1.75
mills and the value of
property was down 10.5
percent, so the district
received less money."
"Our assumptions are
on a 10.5-percent reduc-
tion of taxable property
values for schools and we
assume another 10 per-
cent for 2009," she said.
"Then we assume the
taxes will remain flat in
2010 and start to recover in
2011."
She said she thinks
property values went up
too quickly in the early
2000s "they skyrocket-
ed" and that the assess-
ments will correct them-
selves and values begin to
increase in 2011.


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"If you look at Sarasota
County historically, that
was an anomaly of huge
increases in assessment
values," she said. "But 10
years ago, the values in--
creased 6 percent.
"I think we will go past
the economic hurdle in
three years, assuming we
are no longer in a reces-
sion in 2011. There will be
an additional decrease in
2009, we will be flat in
2010, and in 2011 we will
be up 3 percent."
Looking forward
Candace Millington,
principal of VHS, said she
learned at the fall princi-
pals meeting with district
administrators that the
high school rebuild is a


priority of the district.
"They were reviewing
the North Port design for
the performing arts center
and procedures and poli-
cies regarding usage,"
Millington said.
"It's all going along very
well. Scott Lempe has
been meeting with the city
of Venice and several
groups are interested in
such a center orchestra,
choral and band," she
said.
"There is a lot of com-
mitment and unity for the
facility. We are encouraged
and excited about this
type of facility for student
use and community en-
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12A
DEC. 13,2008
WEEKEND EDITION


Shooting woes doom Venice


Indians held to

18 percent from

the field in loss

to North Port

BY TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR

The North Port High
School girls basketball team
didn't have to do much scor-
ing to escape the Teepee with
a win Friday night.
The Venice High School
Lady Indians shot just 18 per-
cent from the field as North
Port coasted to a 44-31
District 5A-12 win.
"It wasn't very good," said
Venice head coach Bruce
Reichenbach. "Right now we
have a couple kids in shoot-
ing slumps. It wasn't their
defense because we had open
shots."
The frustration was visi-
ble on the face of Venice's
leading scorer, Juliana
Cavallaro. The freshman led
the team with 13 points but
struggled with 2-for-20 field
goal and 8-for-15 free throw
shooting.
"What we're trying to deal
with is the mental aspect of
the game, not to get so frus-
trated," Reichenbach said.
"Cavallaro and (Kirsten)
Walchle are shooters and
they've got to have the men-
tality that the next one is
going in."
Walchle had struggles of
her own, shooting just 19 per-
cent from the field and 33
percent from the line.
North Port (7-2) wasn't
exactdrl3fist-utaiat27 per-
cent field goal shooting, but
they didn't have to be. The
Bobcats built a solid lead in
the second quarter and were
able to hang on.
Venice (4-5, 3-3 in 5A-12)
trailed by just two after the
first quarter 14-12. North Port
outscored them, however, 11-
3 in the second period. The
26-15 halftime advantage
proved to be too much to
overcome.
North Port's Brittany
Konik led the team with a
game-high 17 points. Rheisa
Burke was close behind with
a 14-point, 10-rebound dou-
ble-double. Lauren Crowell
also pulled down 10
rebounds.
Venice got beat on boards
42-32, but freshman Laura
Hackett had a strong showing
with a game-high 13
rebounds.
"Her presence is appreci-
ated and she's learning every


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SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.com
Venice High School's Juliana Cavallaro, No. 25, gets fouled by North Port players during Friday night's 44-31
loss.
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"We were sort of limited on our

participants tonight. The game

plan was to stay in a zone and

try and keep it close.... You

don't expect to shoot the ball

probably 19 percent":


-Bruce Reichenbach,
Venice High School head coach


time out," Reichenbach said.
"She's one that hardly played
on the middle school team
and now she's starting varsity.
That's a big jump for her."
Venice was without bench
players Lynsey Butler, Sam


Pinkerton and Lindsey Craft
with various illnesses and
injuries.
"We were sort of limited on
our participants tonight. The
game plan was to stay in a
zone and try and keep it


close. ... You don't expect to
shoot the ball probably 19
percent," Reichenbach said.
Charlotte High School
hosts Venice Monday at 7:30
p.m.

Venice falls to Southeast
Southeast High School
held Venice to just eight field
goals Wednesday night as the
Seminoles rolled to a 57-35
District 5A-12 win.
The Lady Indians trailed
29-10 at halftime, but played
close in the second half.
Cavallaro led Venice with 18
points. Walchle followed with
nine despite failing to record
a field goal.
Southeast's Hanna led with
16 points, followed by Taite
with 10. The Seminoles are
tops in the district with a per-
fect 5-0 record.

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SCOREBOARD


Girls Basketball


Dec..12


NORTH PORT (44)
Price 2-10 0-0 5, Smith 0-2 1-2 1,
Konik 5-14 6-8 17, L. Crowell 1-3 0-1 2,
Burke 4-13 6-10 14, Parraguez 1-4 0-0 3,
Black 0-2 0-2 0, M. Crowell 1-3 0-0 2,
TOTALS 14-51 13-23 44.
VENICE (31)
Walchle 3-16 1-3 8, Revels 0-2 0-1 0,
Jutras 2-4 0-0 4, Cavallaro 2-20 8-15 13,
Hackett 2-8 0-2 4, Vasilevskaya 1-4 0-1 2,
Johnson 0-1 0-0 0, TOTALS 10-55 9-22 31.
3-point goals North Port 3-18 (Konik
1-7, Parraguez 1-4, Price 1-7), Venice 2-9
(Walchie 1-4, Cavallaro 1-5). Rebounds -
North Port 42 (L. Crowell, Burke 10),
Venice 32 (Hackett 13). Fouled out -
Jutras. Technicals None. Total fouls -
North Port 16, Venice 18.
Dec. 10
VENICE (35)
Walchle 0 9-10 9, Craft 0 0-0 0, Revels
1 0-2 2, Jutras 1 0-0 2,
Vasilevskaya 0 0-0 0, Johnson 0 0-0 0,
Cavallaro 5 5-10 18, Hackett 1
2-3 4. Totals 8 16-25 35.
SOUTHEAST (57)
McPherson 3 1-27, White 1 0-0 2,
Hanna 4 7-10 16, Gill 3 0-0 6,
Dudley 1 0-1 2, Dunbar 0 1-2 1, Taite 3 4-6
10, Madsen 0 2-2 2,
Brooks 4 2-5 11. Totals 19 17-28 57.
Venice 3 7 11 14 35
Southeast 16 13 14 14 57
3-point goals Venice 3 (Cavallaro 3),
Southeast 2 (Hanna, Brooks). Fouled out
- Hanna, Hackett, Jutras. Technicals -
None. Total fouls Venice 21,
Southeast 21.


Boys Basketball


Dec. 11


VENICE (77)
Jutras 5-9 17-23 28, C. Burton 3-3 1-2
7, T. Burton 2-8 6-9 12, Hackett 0-1 0-0 0,
Grant 4-7, 5-6 13, Flerlage 2-6 4-6 8, Tellor
3-4 0-0 6, Revels 1-1 1-2 3, TOTALS 20-39
34-48 77.
LAKEWOOD RANCH (60)
Johnson 4-6 5-8 13, Carlton 5-13 3-5
14, Diaz 3-7 1-2 7, Ziyich 6-16 2-4 17,
Baker 1-8 4-4 6, Scro 0-2 1-2 1, Snowball
0-1 1-2 1, Zarella 0-1 1-2 1, TOTALS 19-54
18-29 60.
3-point goals Venice 3-9 (T.
Burton 2-5, Jutras 1-3), Lakewood
Ranch 4-15 (Ziyich 3-8, Carlton 1-2,
Baker 0-3, Scro 0-1, Snowball 0-1).
Rebounds Venice 30 (T. Burton 7),
Lakewood Ranch 26 (Diaz 8). Fouled out
- Diaz, Burton. Technibals Lakewood
Ranch 1. Total Fouls Venice 23,
Lakewood Ranch 27.


Girls Soccer
Dec. 10
At Venice
North Port 0 0 0
Venice 4 1 -5
First half 1, Venice, Trujic (Jenkins),
8th minute. 2, Venice, LaRocque, 16th
minute. 3, Venice, LaRocque (Bolyard),
20th minute. 4, Venice, Jenkins, 35th
minute.
Second half 5, Venice, Donets, 76th
minute.
Yellow cards None.


Boys Soccer
Dec. 11
At Cardinal Mooney
Venice 0 1 -1
Cardinal Mooney 1 3 4
First half 1, Cardinal Mooney,
Obermeier, 24th minute.
Second half 2, Cardinal Mooney,
Obermeier (Sledjeski), 53rd minute. 3,
Venice, Delahanty, 64th minute. 4, Cardinal
Mooney, Provost (penalty kick), 75th minute.
5, Cardinal Mooney, Obermeier, 79th minute.
Girls Weightlifting
Dec. 11
At Venice
PORT CHARLOTTE 86, LEMON BAY
45, VENICE 36, NORTH PORT 35, BOOK-
ER 15.
101 -1, Ingebretson (PC) 110-105-
215; 2, Roy (PC) 100-100-200; 3, McCoy
(LB) 95-100-195. 110- 1, Newell (LB) 95-
120-205; 2, LaFaille (PC) 120-110-230; 3,
Taylor (LB) 95-110-205. 119 1, Custard
(PC) 115-115-230; 2, Frett (B) 110-120-
230; 3, Steinfath (LB) 115-105-220. 129 -
1, Dooling (V) 125-125-250; 2, Chappel (V)
12-125-245; 3, Rossip (PC) 85-95-180.
139 1, Ingman (PC) 150-145-295; 23, 2,
Krzeminski (PC) 130-155-185; 3, Barnett
(V) 140-135-275. 154- 1, McBride (PC)
150-140-290;2, Daniels (V) 115-145-260;
3, Bastien (PC) 115-130-245. 169 1,
Barnes (NP) 110-150-260; 2, Schroder
(PC) 120-135-255;3, Cohn (LB) 110-115-
225.183 -1, Stamp (PC) 135-135-270;
2, Crooks (NP) 135-120-260; 3, Lewis
(PC) 135-135-270.199- 1, Beauvais
(NP) 135-160-295; 2, Collins (LB) 145-
140-285; 3, Johnston (PC) 125-125-250.
UNL 1, Bernard (PC) 195-170-365; 2,
Silcox (PC) 150-125-275; 3, Smith (LB)
140-115-255.


Wrestling
Dec. 10
VENICE 54, BAYSHORE 26
103 Parker (V) p. Greene, 1:02; 112
- David (B) p. Shaner, 3:59; 119 Clark
(V) p. Vaca, 1:40; 125 Schuchert (V) fft.;
130 Porvaznik (V) fft.; 135 Orzech
(B) maj. d. Crain, 16-5; 140 Montero (V)
p. Williams, :49; 145 Gonter (V) p.
Melcher, 1:05; 152 Hansen (V) p.
Young, 5:10; 160 Schopfer (B) p. Trigg,
4:40; 171 Field (V) p. Meschelle, 3:57;
189 Skeim (B) maj. d. Medel, 18-5; 215
- Martin (B) p. Menalao, 1:20; 285 -
Balsinger (V) p. Frye, 2:35. RECORDS -
Venice 4-1, Bayshore 2-3.
On Deck
SATURDAY
Wrestling
Venice at Captain Archer Memorial
Invitational
At Charlotte, 10 a.m.
Basketball
Venice at Booker, 7:30 p.m.
MONDAY
Boys Soccer
Manatee at Venice, 6 p.m.
Girls Basketball
Venice at Charlotte, 7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY
Boys Soccer
Venice at Southeast, 6 p.m.
Boys Basketball
Bayshore at Venice, 7:30 p.m.
Girls Soccer
Lakewood Ranch at Venice, 8 p.m. .


Jutras,


free throws



lift Venice



over Ranch
BY TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR

Kyle Jutras shoots a lot of free
throws.
Like any successful basketball play-
er, the Venice High School senior takes
plenty of reps from the charity stripe
each day. But not even in practice does
he shoot as many as he did Thursday
night at Lakewood Ranch High School.
"I attacked the rim, made some con-
tact and got to the free throw line,"
Jutras said. "I used my brain to tryto get -,
there, be creative to get there as many ,
times as I can."
Venice's co-captain made his way to
the line a whopping 23 times, hitting
Son 17 trips. Jutras finished with a sea-
son-high 28 points to lead Venice to a
77-60 District 5A-12 win at Lakewood
Ranch. The Indians went 34-for-48
from the line. In the fourth quarter
Alone Venice drained 16 of 22 free
throws.
"It was kind of a physical game," "
Venice head coach Steve Cavallaro
said. "It must have been almost four
minutes left when they started fouling
and putting us on the line, which is not '
what I would have anybody do to us.
We shoot free throws real well."
The lead changed hands three times
in a back-and-forth first period. Venice
(2-0, 2-0 in 5A-12) ended the quarter ;
with a 17-14 lead thanks mostly to 11 ,
points by Jutras.
The Indians began to pull away in ,
the second quarter. Highlighted by a
four-point burst and fast break by 2
Justin Grant, Venice went on a 14-3 run
as they took a 37-23 halftime advan-
tage. Grant finished the game with 13
points.
SVenice sustained their lead in the
third and took over on free throws in
the fourth for the win.
Although Lakewood Ranch's Nick
Diaz recorded a game-high eight
rebounds, Venice won the battle with
30 boards to 26. Junior Trey Burton,
who also scored 12 points on the night,
registered a team-high seven
rebounds. Venice senior Anthony
Hackett came down with five while
Matt Tellor and Zach Flerlage each
pulled in four.
Cole Ziyich led Lakewood Ranch (1-
5, 1-4 in 5A-12) with 17 points. Jake
Carlton followed with 14 and Daunte
Johnson finished with 13.
Even though they've been together
less than a week, Cavallaro is pleased
with the way his team is beginning to
gel. It showed on the floor Thursday as
the Indians made more than 50 per-
cent of their field goal attempts while
eight different players appeared in the
scoring column.
"I'm looking for my teammates to
see if they can get a better shot than the
one I have," Jutras said. "If I'm driving
and I see Clay (Burton) or Trey, of
course I'm going to give the ball up. I
play unselfish, that's how this team
plays."
Venice travels to Booker High School
Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
tmiller@venicegondolier.com


Ouch!


SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL,
jfennell@venicegondolier.com
Venice High School's Myra Jenkins,
No. 10, collides in midair with a North
Port player Wednesday night. The
Indians downed North Port 5-0 at
Powell-Davis Stadium.









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Indians outsmart


the competition


BY TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR

Although Tampa Plant
High School eliminated the
Indians in the Region 5A-3
finals almost a month ago,
Venice can still call them-
selves state champions.
With a 3.751 team grade
point average, Venice out-
smarted the rest of Class 5A
to capture the FHSAA
Academic Team Champion
Award in volleyball. Plant
did not qualify.
"Even though Plant's beat
us on the court the last cou-
ple years, at least our kids
will be signing their pay-
checks one day," saidVenice
head coach BrianWheatley.
Naples Gulf Coast (3.697)
and Fort Lauderdale St.
Thomas Aquinas (3.564),
finished second and third,
respectively. Venice placed
third in all volleyball classi-
fications, falling short of
only Seven Rivers Christian
(3.876) and Circle Christian
(3.850) schools, both mem-
bers of Class 1A.
To qualify, team must
post a GPA of 3.0 or higher
on an unweighted scale
during the previous semes-


ter. Teams must participate
in FHSAA state series com-
petition to be eligible. The
winner in each classifica-
tion receives a commemo-
rative plaque, according to
FHSAA.org.
Venice is no stranger to
Academic Team Champion-
ships. The boys basketball
team is the two-time
defending state champion
in the classroom.
The Indians also received
recognition in four other fall
sports this year.
The girls cross country
team placed fifth in Class
3A with a 3.57. The girls
swimming and diving team
placed 13th in the same
classification. The boys golf
team logged a 3.067 and the
girls logged a 3.407 for 21st
and 10th, respectively, in
Class 2A.
The volleyball team has
ranked highly before,
Wheatley said, but this is
the first outright win.
"I'm gonna get a big ole
T-shirt saying 'STATE
CHAMPS,'" Wheatley said.
"And then put real small,
'academics.'"
miller@
venicegondolier.com


BYTRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR


The old weight room at
Venice High School stinks.
It's hot, humid and it
smells like B.O.
"It smells like a real
wrestling room," saidVenice
assistant wrestling coach
Dave Porvaznik.
Now that floor installation
has begun in Venice's new
wellness center, the wrestling
team has finally moved into its
permanent home. The differ-
ence in attitude within the
confines of their sweat-soaked
sauna is palpable. People,
even coaches, are smiling.
With only a few returning
starters and a handful of first-
year wrestlers, the Indians
have muscled their way to a
surprising 4-1 start. Last week
Venice placed four wrestlers
at the East Lake Invitational
tournament. The Indians
defeated Bayshore High
School Wednesday night by
virtue of seven pins.
"We know we have a very
young team and we weren't
expecting the kids to come
together like they have,"
Porvaznik said. "They've been
coming together for each other


and it's great ...We've been hav-
ing a lot of fun and it's starting
to wear off on the mat."
Veterans Billy Field (171),
Devin Balsinger (285), Edgar
Montero (140), Tony Gonter
(145) and Alex Hansen (152)
each recorded pins at
Bayshore. Two new additions
to this year's varsity team,
Matt Parker (103) and Brian
Clark (119), also- put their
opponents on their backs.
"I just think we're getting
better," said head coach Dan
Kelly. "I think we're becoming
a better team."
Venice might be in for a bit
of a reality check when they
head to Charlotte High
School on Saturday for the
Captain Archer Memorial
Invitational. Going up
against powerhouses like
Charlotte, Palmetto Ridge
and Riverdale high schools
can be a humbling experi-
ence, but it's going to take a
lot to get these guys down.
"We're happier not just
because we're 4-1.We're hap-
pier because the kids are
bonding together. We're hap-
pier because we've got our
new home. We're happier that
the team is coming together,"
Porvaznik said.


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camp for girls in grades three through eight Dec.
22-24 at Pine View School. Cost is $75 for the
three-day camp that runs 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 232-
5626 or 928-3433 for more information.
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 2-5:30 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 professional and amateur
coaches and players will help teach the funda-
mentals 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.holiday
baseballclinic.com. Registrations must be received
by Dec. 17 to guarantee aT-shirt. Late registrations
will be accepted. For more information, call 416-
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Manatee Community
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tigious Student Govern-
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arship in honor of Lisa
Carlton, the recently
term-limited state sena-
tor whose legislative dis-
trict included MCC.
Carlton learned about
the honor in a surprise
presentation at the Dec. 9
meeting of the MCC dis-
trict board of trustees at
MCC Bradenton. She was
presented with a com-
memorative medallion
by Steve Harner, board
chair, and met some of
the current SGA officers
who receive the scholar-
ship.
The scholarship's total
cumulative award is up to
$7,500 annually with indi-
vidual awards ranging
from $300 to $400 each
term, depending on the
office held. Students elect-
ed to the SGA Executive
Board must maintain a 2.5
grade point average and
be enrolled in a minimum
of nine semester college
credit hours.
Carlton, whose 10-
year service in the
Florida Senate ended last
month due to term lim-
its, also served four years
in the Florida House. Her
Florida Senate District 23
included Sarasota County
and parts of Manatee and


Charlotte counties. Carlton
co-manages, with her
mother and sister, the
Mabry Carlton Ranch in
southeast Sarasota County.
During her tenure in
the Florida Senate, Carlton
rose to the second high-
est-ranking post, presi-
dent pro tempore. She also
held the positions of
appropriations chair and
education appropriations
chair, among other high-
level committee assign-
ments.
MCC President Dr.
Lars A. Hafner, who knew
Carlton when they served
in the Florida House
together in the mid-
1990s, explained the sig-
nificance of naming the
SGA award for the retired
legislator.
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OBITUARIES


Augusta Hamilton
Augusta "Gussie" Hamilton, 105, of
Cedar Park, Texas, passed away at home
on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008.
Augusta was born on Sept. 1, 1903, in
West Millgrove, Ohio, to Fred and
Dessie Burdick. She married Frank L.
Hamilton in 1922, and lived in-Toledo,
Ohio, until she moved to Venice in 1984;
in 2006 she moved to Cedar Park.
Gussie retired from Bostwick &
Braun Co: in 1970, belonged to Colling-
wood Chapter 184 O.E.S., and was a 50-
year member of Pilgrim Church. She
had a servant's heart and helped many
other people by delivering Meals on
Wheels, cooking at the church, and vol-
unteering at the local hospital and thrift
shop in Venice until she was 100, accu-
mulating more than 17,000 volunteer
hours.
Gussie is survived by her daughter,
Phyllis M. Fitzmorris, of Venice; son,
Richard, and his wife, Cynthia, of Cedar
Park; five grandchildren, Michael R.
Fitzmorris of Tucson, Ariz., Timothy L.
(Terri) Fitzmorris of Simpsonville, S.C.,
Brian D. (Carmen) Hamilton of Cedar
Park, Bruce M. (Kristi) Hamilton of
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great-grandchildren; several nieces; a
nephew; and her cousin, Ruth Smith of
Toledo.
Our family would like to express a
special thank-you to Zalina, Sherry and
Karen of Shenandoah Villa Assisted
Living; the Odyssey Hospice team,
especially to her nurse, Lori; and her
companion, Alicia Valdez, for a job well
done.
Services: A memorial service will be
held on Sunday, Dec. 21, at 3,p.m. at
Hill Country Bible Church NW. Burial will
be at a later date in Toledo. Services
are under the direction of Beck Funeral
Home, Austin, Texas.
Contributions: Donations may be made
to Odyssey Hospice Foundation, 4201
West Parmer Lane, Building C, Suite 100,
Austin, TX 78727; or to Grace United
Methodist Church, 400 E. Field Ave.,
Venice, FL 34285.
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For those whose holiday gift list is bigger than their wallet, it is time to be
creative.
Being creative has nothing to do with reinventing the wheel. Operating
from the premise that nothing is new, one just needs to adapt the old tried
and true ideas to one's present situation.
Regifting
"Regifting" is not a new concept, nor is it a four-letter word.
If there is someone on your holiday gift list who would really love a Donald
Duck cookie jar, and you were given three of them last Christmas, it is likely that
even the late Emily Post would encourage you to pass on one of them to some- ,
one else. On the other hand, it might be better not to regift that awful Christmas
tie from Aunt Hagatha. It always is the thought that counts after all. Get
together with friends to swap presents you have received in other ears 4
and not used. When regifting is appropriate and will make someone .
happy, do it.
:Time and talent
Giving your time or talent is another tried and true
way to check off your gift list.
"I love the idea of giving people you love IOU presents,"
Raymond James money expert Paula Dumas said. "Give a
certificate for a massage or a car wash and actually do it
:yourself.
"Give someone the night off from cooking. Let your kids
pick a playdate of their choice."
Decorate a tree for an elderly person no longer able to do
so, andlor offer to take down and store away the decorations.
Help someone wrap presents. Offer to drive someone to the
store. Think about the people on your list and their needs or
interests the gift ideas should flow.
Recycling
Instead of purchasing ornaments to decorate the family
tree, use what you have.
"That was the genesis of our tree," Linda Moore said. "When the
children had grown, we gave them the family ornaments and %.we
downsized. We had this collection of silver things, so I didn't have to *
go out and buy ornaments. I used what I had."
That was several years ago. This year, the Moore tree still contains those orna- IPHT
ments and white silk ribbons, but a few smaller silver glass ornaments have been I "Ci
added, along with some real candles. The candles are not lit but remind the family
of an earlier time when real candles decorated the family tree and were lit briefly on Christmas
Eve.
Bartering
Bartering goods or services can be a double gift. Bartering and trading is always popLdar : .
when the economy is slow. At holiday gift time, the person you may wish to give a service to
quite likely would be eager to give something similar to you.
Such sharing can extend to holiday entertaining. Host a potluck event. It can be a simple
tree-trimming party to which guests bring their favorite holiday cookies, 'or a dinner parmt for
which the host provides the entree and the guests bring everythingelse.
Time change
Save money by hosting Christmas brunch instead of dinner. ::
Go somewhere with friends or family. There are plenty of Christmas Eve services, caroling concerts or other
community holiday events. Many are free. Most have onl\ nominal ticket prices. Enjoying such a special event
with family and friends can become an annual tradition.
If you sing, gather a grotlp together to go caroling in the neighborhood and then return home to hot choco-
late and cookies.
Or stay home and bake holiday cookies and package bags of cocoa mix and marshmallows as gifts.
"Bake a lot to distribute to neighbors and friends," suggested Ania M lorr is. career adviser at the Women's
Resource Center. "Make candy too. That is always a big hit."
Resources
Read "The Christmas Story" or other holiday-themed work together. Visit your local library for ideas. Don't for
get that the library also has films on loan. Borrow a DVD of one of your favorite holiday movies such as "White
Christmas" or "It's a Wonderful Life."
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been in the family for years, plus silk-ribbon bows, which she carefully saves to reuse each year. On the tree are
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Make Christmas deco-
rations such as popcorn
or, cranberry strings.
"Have the kids deco-
rate picture frames for
grandparents," Morris
said.
Clip some shrubbery to
use for making a holiday
wreath.
Wild things
"Be careful of going
down the road and cut-
ting something," Sarasota
Department of Natural
Resources Manager for
Resource Protection Matt
Oosterhoot said. "Make
sure you get the approval
of the property owner."
Oosterhoot also
advised being careful with
what you cut. Brazilian
pepper, with its red
berries, looks like perfect
Christmas wreath materi-
al and the county is in
favor or its removal
because it is an invasive
plant.
"Some peppers cause
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part of the sumac family
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out like they have poison
ivy."
When the plant is flow-
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careful that the berries are
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Recycle more than
gifts. Cut up last year's
holiday cards to use as gift
tags or postcards this year.
Wrap presents in old
newspapers. Use the col-
orful cartoon pages for
children's gifts, sports
pages for sports fans or,
business pages for gifts to
accountants. Old fabrics
and even old clothing can
be recycled as gift wrap.
See the photo from
Gatwick Express accom-
panying this article. The
photo came with a press
release offering free gift
wrapping for passengers
on the train from Gatwick
Airport to London. The
passengers must bring
presents and old newspa-
pers, shirts, plastic bags
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professional gift wrappers
wrap the presents. While
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charge to stop and look.
The tree at the Grand
Floridian at the Walt
DisneyWorld Resort is
stunning and so is the
full-sized gingerbread
house in the lobby.
Experience the elegance
of old Florida at the
Renaissance Vinoy Hotel
in St. Petersburg or the
Don Cesar at St.
Petersburg Beach. There is
no charge for self-parking
at the Disney hotels. For
the Vinoy, save money by
parking on the street near-
by. At the Don Cesar, park
your car yourself in the
hotel lot. Save even more
by walking around your
own neighborhood to
check out the lighting dis-
plays. Some of the biggest
displays in the world can
be found online at
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Do something for
someone you don't know.
Donate to Toys for Tots or
the Angel Tree program of
the Salvation Army. Fill a
^ Christmas
stocking and
take it to the
Salvation Army.
Venice Girl
Scouts have
already filled
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Venice
Salvation Army. Check
with local nursing homes
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help. Make a donation in
someone's name, Morris
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Instead of mailing your
annual holiday letter, save
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Books do not have to
be costly presents, Morris
said. Buy used books at
www.amazon.com or save
even more by shopping at
the used book store at the
Venice Public Library.
Personalize the gift with a
bookmark. A homemade
bookmark saves money
and is a gift in itself.
Morris said that in her
family the rule is "one gift
per person," no matter
what the cost. Family gifts
are another suggestion
from Morris.
Budget first
"Come up with a holi-
day budget and stick to
it," Dumas said. "Don't
just go shopping and fill
the cart."
Dumas added that
when you shop locally you
not only are more likely to
find unusual and special
gifts but that you also sup-
port the local economy, in
effect giving two gifts for
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available and watching for
sales advertised in the
newspaper, Helen Santora
of the Women's Resource
Center said.
Consider that the
money you save by using
one or more of these ideas
will reap benefits in
January when the bills.
come in. Ideally, instead
of bills, there will be noth-
ing but happy memories
of a most special holiday.
The staff of the Venice
Gondolier Sun wishes one
and all a safe and saving
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Center Road, Venice
Notes: The community is invited to the
16th annual Candlelight Memorial Serv-
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will be lit. A service filled with music and
Scripture is planned, along with a recog-
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Sthe past year. Refreshments will follow.
Volunteers wanting to help set up lumi-
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Call: 493-4246
Book signing
Time: 1 p.m.
Where: Sanddollar Bookstore, 272 W
Miami Ave., Venice
Notes: Arlene Klein signs "The Grand-
father of Possibilities."
Call: Sviat Makohon at 587-9313 to
reserve signed copies
Show and signing
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Where: Abbacino Galleria, 243 W.Venice
Ave., Venice
Notes: Artist/author Bobette Stanbridge
introduces two new children's books,
"The Magic Kite" and 'A Joyful Day!"
Call: Chris and Harvey Davis at 485-7600
to reserve signed copies of her books and
prints
Link: www.abbacinogalleria.com
Dance
Time: 7-10 p.m.
Where: Country Club Estates, 700
Waterway, Venice
Notes: Music by Bill Millner Trio, BYOB,
reservations requested.
Cost: $7
Call:488-5341
'A Christmas Carol'
Date: Dec. 13-14
Time: 2-3:30 p.m.
Where: Venice Theatre, 140 W Tampa
Ave., Venice
Notes: Delightfil and dramatic lights and
Sounds of this classic tale follow Ebenez-
er Scrooge as he reflects on his past, pre-
sent and possible future.
Cost: $12-24
Call: 488-1115
Link: venicestage.com, tickets
SChristmas concert
Time: 6:45-8:45 p.m.
Where: Unitarian Universalist Congre-
gation ofVenice, 1971 Pinebrook Road,
:Venice
Notes: Deborah Berioli performs with
Lee Dougherty Ross, pianist; Maria Suli-
mirski, soprano; and Janet Onnie, flutist;
Student spotlight is on Emily Rebecca
SDwyer, violinist.
SCost: $20
SCall: 284-5972
Link: veniceperformingarts.com
:Arts and crafts fair
SDate: Dec. 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Dec. 14, 10
a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Venice Community Center, 326 S.
Nokomis Ave., Venice
Notes: Many exhibitors; variety of gifts;
free admission; free parking.
Call: 497-5438
Prime Cooking Club
Time: 11 a.m.
Where: Call for directions to Venice loca-
tion.
Notes: Cookies Galore is the theme. Each
participant will be provided with flour,
sugar and leavening and must bring
other ingredients for two recipes. The
group will make cookies, exchange rec-
Sipes and share cookies. Very limited
enrollment available.
SCost: $10
Call: 321-3990
Sierra Club walk
Time: 8:30 a.m.
- Where: Deer Prairie Preserve Park, near
.Old Forbes Land Ranch, Venice
Notes: Wear sturdy shoes for this 4- to 6-
mile walk, carry water, sunscreen, snack
and lunch if time allows. Space is limited.
Sponsored by the Manatee-Sarasota
Sierra Club.
Cost: $5 donation, members and non-
members
Call: Reserve with Sally at 484-4113.
Scandinavian Club
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Where: Venice Public Library, 300 S.
Nokomis Ave., Venice
Notes: Christmas potluck and gift
Exchange
Call: 497-3904
Corvette Club's Toys for Tots


Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Bill Buck Chevrolet, 2324 South
STamiami Trail, Venice
Notes: New, unwrapped toys only; cash
donations accepted; all toys will be dis-
tributed in the Venice area. Music will be
provided by Tom's Traveling Tunes.


Corvettes will be on display.
Call: 493-3416
Boy Scout yard sale
Time: 9 a.m-3 p.m.
Where: Venice Animal Clinic, 1267 U.S.
41 Bypass, Venice
Notes: Boy Scout Troop 1001 will sell hol-
iday gifts.
Holiday walk and tree lighting
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: Venice Arboretum at West Blalock
Park, Venice
Notes: Hot cider, snacks and holiday
cheer is on tap.
Call: 207-8224
Link: volunteers@vabi.org
Flying Hands deaf
Christmas party
Time: 6 p.m. .
Where: Community for the deaf and
hard of hearing, 5107 14th St. W, Bra-
denton
Notes: Bring covered dishes, gift ex-
change more than $5, leave tags, note
male or female; will have raffle tickets.
Cost: $4 single; $6 family with food; add
$2 without food
Call: 758-2549
Link: jjones@ccdhh.org
Ballroom dancing
Time: 10-11 a.m. every Saturday
Where: Gotta Dance Studio, 303 South
Tamiami Trail, 4 Bays Center, Nokomis
Notes: All welcome. No partner needed.
Free.
Call: 486-0326
Club food
Time: noon
Where: Venice-Nokomis Elks Lodge, 1021
DiscoveryWay, Nokomis
Notes: Hobo lunch surprise
Cost: $3
Call: 486-1854
Walk a hound, lose a pound
Every day, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Woodmere Park, 3951 Woodmere
Park Blvd., Venice
Notes: Walk the inside perimeter of Paw
Park and you've walked a mile.
Call: 861-5000
Sail the Gulf
SWhen: Saturdays 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Nokomis Beach Park, Albee
Road, Nokomis
Notes: Sail with us.
Call: Capt. Robert, 587-9313,
E-mail: rjkillian@yahoo.com
Link: www.aquarianquest.org
Italian night
Time: 5-10 p.m.
Where: American Legion, 1770 E. Venice
Ave., Venice
Notes: Food from 5-7; dance 7-10 p.m.
Cost: $8
Call: 485-4748
Eagles Aerie 3482
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Where: 621 East Colonia Lane, Nokomis
Notes: Bingo at 6 p.m.; steak dinner or
prime rib 5-8 p.m.
Call: 484-4470
Navy Seabees
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Family Table Restaurant, 14132
Tamiami Trail, North Port
Notes: All Navy Seabee veterans and
guests from Charlotte, DeSoto and
Sarasota counties, are welcome the sec-
ond Saturday of the month.
Call: 497-3376


SUNDAY, DEC. 14
Venice Gardens Christmas party
Time: 4 p.m.
Where: 406 Shamrock Blvd., Venice
Notes: Dinner at 5 p.m. catered by
Amore's Restaurant, followed by Encore
chorus, music by the Wan-A-Bes.
Cost: $18
Call: 493-7180 or 493-5743
E-mail: rsimm2@comcast.net
Santa in the park
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Where: Venice Arboretum atWest Blalock
Park, Venice
Notes: Meet with Santa and share holiday
wishes.
Call: 207-8224
Link: volunteers@vabi.org
Historic Venice Trolley Tours
Date: Jan. 5 is the date to purchase
reserved seating
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday and
Wednesday
Where: Triangle Inn, 351 S. Nassau St.,
Venice
Notes: Reserved tickets go on sale for
trolley tours that will run on these
Saturday: Jan. 24, Feb. 7, Feb. 21 and
March 7. Each Historic Trolley Tour takes
place at 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. No tickets
are sold the day of the tour.
Cost: $15
Call: 486-2487
Elks Snowflake Ball
Time: 4 p.m.
Where:Venice-Nokomis Elks Lodge, 1021
Discovery Lane, Nokomis
Notes: Happy hour at 4 p.m.; buffet din-
ner at 5 p.m.; Joe Rivers band 6-8 p.m.
Cost: $25 each, reserve first
Call: 486-1854
Florida Orange Festival
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: PAL Sailor Circus, 2075 Bahia
Vista St., Sarasota
Notes: Entertainment, exhibits, demon-
strations
Cost: $3 each, $10 family of five
Call: 362-7632
E-mail: POPSExtras@comcast.net
Link: srqboxoffice.com/extras/
orangefest2008.htm
Evening of Christmas music
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Country Club Estates clubhouse,
700 Waterway, Venice
Notes: Entertainment with members of
the CCE Kitchen Band; refreshments
offered. Open to the public; no admis-
sion, but donations accepted for Meals
on Wheels.
Call: 485-7277
Compassionate
Friends remembrance
Time: 7-8 p.m.
Where: Epiphany Cathedral Campus, 350
W Tampa Ave. and Tarpon Street, Room
107, Soy Building, Venice
Notes: This will be a worldwide candle
lighting remembrance for parents, sib-
lings and grandparents who have lost a
child at any age or circumstance. You
may bring a picture of your child and a
special candle to display. Attendees may
contribute refreshments.
Call: 408-4231, Larry

Ballroom dancing
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Where: Nokomis Community Center, 234
East Nippino Trail, Nokomis.
Notes: Dance to the music you know and


BEST BET
THE LOCAL SCENE

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S. OF SARASOTA COUNTY


Christmas

greeting

Lily, left, a yellow Labrador retriev-
er, is a favorite rein-dear of Santa
Paws, an 8-year-old St. Bernard.
,J They want to meet other dogs
from the community. Santa Paws
will be at Historic Spanish Point in
Osprey on Saturday, Dec. 20, 9
a.m.-noon, to ask visitors' dogs
what they want for Christmas.
Caroling canine elves will be on
hand, as will a few of Santa's rein-
dears. A $5 donation will benefit
the orphaned pets at the Humane
Society of Sarasota County. Well-
mannered dogs are welcome at
S^ HSP to walk the trails at Pups at
S.the Point every third Saturday of
the month.


EDITOR'S NOTE: Please call or e-mail
location to confirm the date and time
prior to attending an event.


love from the '40s, '50s, '60s and today.
Show off your tango, cha-cha and waltz
moves. Come alone or bring a friend.
Refreshments available.
Cost: $4
Call: 861-5000
Chess
Time: 1-4:30 p.m.
Where: Jacaranda Public Library, 4143
Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice
Notes: Come and enjoy a free game of
chess.
Call: 861-1270
Bingo
Time: noon-5:30 p.m.
Where: Knights of Columbus Council
Home, 512 Substation Road, Venice
Notes: Early bird special starts at 2 p.m.
in nonsmoking environment. Coffee, tea
and pastries available.
Call: 485-1663
Brunch
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: American Legion, 1770 E. Venice
Ave., Venice
Call: 485-4748
Acoustic jam
Time: 5-7:30 p.m.
Where: Venice Beach Pavilion, Venice
Notes: Venice Acoustic Jam formerly met
Monday at Books-A-Million. All players
and musical styles welcome, from folk to
blues to rock. Call Bruce Brunette for
information.
Cal: 223-6373
Link: bruceb@onsync.com
VFW breakfast
Time: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: VFW Post 8118, 832 E. Venice
Ave., Venice
Notes: Men's Auxiliary chow line break-
fast, complete, held the second Sunday of
every month.
Call: 484-8118


MONDAY, DEC. 15
Coping with the holidays
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Where: Women's Resource Center, 701
Center Road, Venice .: : : .,
Notes: Widows help widows cope with
the holiday season. Preregistratioi is re-3
quired. Instructor is Mary Samoge-Wis-
mer.
Cost: $5-$8
Call: 485-9724
Link: www.thewomensresourcecenter.
org
Book signing
Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: Richard's Whole Foods, 105 E.
Milan Ave., Venice
Notes: GwenWatkins, a Venice resident
since 1999, will hold a book signing for
her recently published novel titled
"Nectar of the Gods."
Call: 496-4122

High School Idol 5 final
Time; 7 p.m.
Where: The Players Theatre, Sarasota
Notes: Twinkle joins judges Cliff Roles,
Sharon Scott and Jeffery Kin in judging
the final contest tonight. Chelsea Bol-
yard, Venice High School, and Petra
Greenidge and Kaitlyn Terpstra, Pine
View School, are in the competition with
two Sarasota students. The event airs on
Comcast 20, Verizon 33 through Jan. 18.
Cost: $5, children under 13 free
Call: 361-6355
Traveling women luncheon
Time: 11 a.m.
Where: Crow's Nest (meet at the library's
overflow lot on Nokomis Avenue)
Notes: Women on the Go, a support and
discussion group for women who want to
travel, will have its holiday luncheon. In
lieu of grab-bag gifts, we will collect food
and nonperishable items for the local
food bank and/or monetary donations
for the Salvation Army.
Call: Kay Miller, 485-3525
Gymnastics
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Nokomis Community Center, 234
East Nippino Trail, Nokomis
Notes: Gymnastics, tumbling and cheer-
leading offered for children ages 5-12 6-
6:45 p.m. and age 13 and older from 6:45-
7:30 p.m.
Call: 861-5000 for fees and details
Bingo
Time: 6 p.m.
Where: DAV Chapter 101, 600 East


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Australia (PG-13) C+
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.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:15 a.m., 2:15, 6, 9:35
Fri-Sat; 10:15 a.m., 2:15, 6 Sun
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 11:30 a.m., 3,
6:30, 9:45
Hollywood 20: 11:50 a.m., 3:20, 7, 10:25
Merchants Crossing 16: 10:50 a.m., 2:15,
4:35, 6, 8:05, 9:35 Fri-Sat; 10:50 a.m., 2:15,
4:35, 6, 8:05 Sun
Town Center 16: 12:25, 12:55, 4:10, 4:40,
7:40,8:10
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 hitTV show is accidentally shipped from his
Hollywood soundstage to New York City, he begins
his biggest adventure yet a cross-country jour-
ney through the real world to get back to his
owner and co-star, Penny (Miley Cyrus).
1 hr. 36 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:20 a.m., 12:40,3:30
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 11:15 a.m.,
1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:15, 9:15
Hollywood 20: Noon, 2:25, 4:50, 7:20, 9:45,
12:10 a.m. Fri-Sat; Noon, 2:25, 4:50, 7:20,
9:45.Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:55 a.m., 2:35,
5:10, 7:35, 10:15 Fri-Sat; 11:55 a.m., 2:35,
5:10, 7:35 Sun
Town Center 16: 12:05, 2:30, 5:05, 7:25,
10:05
Digital 3D:
AMC Sarasota 12: 9:50 a.m., 12:10, 2:30,
5:05, 7:30, 9:55 Fri-Sat; 9:50 a.m., 12:10,
2:30, 5:05, 7:30 Sun
SHollywood 20: 12:30, 2:55, 5:20, 7:50,
10:15, 12:45 a.m. Fri-Sat; 12:30, 2:55, 5:20,
7:50, 10:15 Sun

The Boy in the
Striped Pajamas (PG-13) B
Through the lens of an 8-year-old boy largely
shielded from the reality of World War II, we wit-
ness a forbidden friendship that forms between
Bruno, the son of Nazi commandant, and
Schmuel, a Jewish boy held captive in a con-
centration 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 inno-
cent victims of the Holocaust 1 hr. 34 mins.
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 10:50 a.m.,
12:50, 2:50, 5:15, 7:20, 9:30
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:40 a.m., 2:25,
5, 7:30, 10:05 Fri-Sat; 11:40 a.m., 2:25, 5,
7:30 Sun

Changeling (R) B
In 1928 Los Angeles, single mother Christine


FILMS AT A GLANCE
Movie Rating Grade
Australia (PG-13) C+
Bolt (PG) B
Boy in the Striped Pajamas (PG-13) B
Changeling (R) B
The Day the Earth Stood Still (PG-13) NEW
Delgo (PG) NEW
Four Christmases (PG-13) C+
Madagascar (PG) B
Nothing Like the Holidays (PG-13) NEW
Punisher: War Zone (R) C-
Quantum of Solace (PG-13) B
Role Models (R) B+
Transporter 3 (PG-13) B-
Twilight (PG-13) B

Collins (Angelina Jolie) arrives home to find her
son, Walter, gone. Five months later, her prayers
are answered and Walter is found in Illinois.
But, to Christine's horror, the boy who steps off
the train is not her son. 2 hrs. 20 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 6:30, 9:45 Fri-Sat;
6:30 Sun
Hollywood 20: 12:50, 3:55, 6:55, 10:30

The Day the Earth
Stood Still (PG-13) NEW
A remake of the 1951 classic sci-fi film about
an alien visitor and his giant robot counterpart who
visit Earth to wam the planet about nuclear war.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m.,
1:15, 2, 4:15, 5, 7:15, 8, 10:15, 10:45 Fri-Sat;
10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15, 2, 4:15, 5,
7:15, 8 Sun
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 10:30 a.m.,
11:30 a.m., 12:45, 1:45, 3, 4, 5:15, 6:15,
7:30, 8:30, 10
Hollywood 20: 11:55 a.m., 12:25, 12:55,
2:25, 2:55, 4, 5, 5:30, 7, 7:30, 8, 9:30, 10,
10:30, midnight, 12:30 a.m. Fri-Sat;
11:55 a.m., 12:25, 12:55, 2:25, 2:55, 4, 5,
5:30, 7, 7:30, 8, 9:30, 10, 10:30 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m.,
1:30, 2, 4,4:30, 6:30, 7, 9, 9:30 Fri-Sat;
11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30,2,4, 4:30, 6:30,
7 Sun
Town Center 16: Noon, 12:30, 1, 2:40, 3:10,
3:40, 5:15, 7:05, 7:35, 8:05, 9:40,10:10,
10:40

Delgo (PG) NEW
The mystical land ofJhamora is torn apart by
the enmity of two races: the winged Nohrin and
the terrestrial Lockni. When Delgo (Freddie.
Prinze), a Lockni teenager, begins a forbidden
friendship with Kyla (Jennifer Love Hewitt), a
Nohrin princess, hostility between their people
increases. This sets the stage for Sedessa, an
exiled ruler, to set in motion her plan for
revenge and to reclaim her throne.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10 a.m., 12:15, 2:45,
5:10, 7:25, 9:40 Fri-Sat; 10 a.m., 12:15, 2:45,
5:10, 7:25 Sun
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 11:20 a.m.,
1:20,3:20, 5:20, 7:10,9:10
Hollywood 20: 12:15,2:30,4:55, 7:45,
9:55, 12:05 a.m. Fri-Sat; 12:15, 2:30,4:55,


7:45, 9:55 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 10:45 a.m., 1,3:15,
5:30, 7:45, 10 Fri-Sat; 10:45 a.m., 1, 3:15,
5:30, 7:45 Sun
Town Center 16: 12:20, 2:45, 5, 7:45, 10:15

Four Christmases (PG-13) C+
When upscale, happily unmarried San
Francisco couple Kate and Brad find them-
selves socked in by fog on Christmas morning,
their exotic vacation plans morph into the fami-
ly-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 mor-
tified to find childhood fears raised, adolescent
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 tick-
ing of a different kind of clock. And by the end
of the day, she is beginning to wonder if their
crazy families' choices are not so crazy after all.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:05 a.m., 12:45, 3,
5:15, 7:45, 10:30 Fri-Sat; 10:05 a.m., 12:45,
3, 5:15, 7:45 Sun
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: Noon, 2, 4,
6,8,10
Hollywood 20: 12:10, 12:40, 2:20, 2:45,
4:30, 5, 7:10, 7:40, 9:25, 9:55, 11:50 Fri-Sat;
12:10, 12:40, 2:20, 2:45, 4:30, 5, 7:10, 7:40,
9:25, 9:55 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16:11:35 a.m., noon,
2:10, 2:20, 4:20, 4:55, 6:35, 6:40, 7:05, 8:50,
9:05, 9:20 Fri-Sat; 11:35 a.m., noon, 2:10,
2:20, 4:20,4:55, 6:35, 6:40, 7:05 Sun
Town Center 16: 12:35, 1:05, 3:15,3:45, 7,
7:30, 9:30, 10


Madagascar:
Escape 2 Africa (PG) B


Zoo animals (Ben Stiller, Chris Rock) from New
York meet others of their species for the first time
after crash-landing in Africa. 1 hr. 29 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:10 a.m., 12:30,3:05,
5:20, 7:35, 9:50 Fri-Sat; 10:10 a.m., 12:30,
3:05, 5:20, 7:35 Sun
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 11:05 a.m.,
3:05, 5:05
Hollywood 20: 12:05, 2:15,4:35, 7:15,.
9:35, 11:55 Fri-Sat; 12:05, 2:15, 4:35, 7:15,
9:35 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:25 a.m., 2:05,
4:20, 6:35, 8:50 Fri-Sat; 11:25 a.m., 2:05,
4:20, 6:35 Sun
Town Center 16: 12:50, 3:20, 7:10, 9:35

Nothing Like
the Holidays (PG-13) NEW


It's Christmastime.and the far-flung members
of the Rodriguez family are converging at their
parents' home in Chicago to celebrate the sea-
son and rejoice in their youngest brother's safe
return from combat overseas. For Jesse (Freddy
Rodriguez), coming home has rekindled feelings
for an old flame, although she can't seem to
forgive him for leaving. His older sister Roxanna,
a struggling actress, has been chasing her


Hollywood dreams for years with little to show
for it And much to the dismay of their mother
Anna (Elizabeth Peila), eldest brother Mauricio
(John Leguizamo) brings home a high-powered
executive wife (Debra Messing) who would
rather raise capital than a child. In the course
of one eventful week, traditions will be celebrat-
ed, secrets revealed and major life decisions
made. It all begins when Anna announces to
her children she is divorcing their father
Eduardo (Alfred Molina). 1 hr. 39 mins.
Hollywood 20: 12:50, 3:10, 5:30, 7:55,
10:20, 12:40 a.m. Fri-Sat; 12:50, 3:10, 5:30,
7:55 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16:11:15 a.m., 1:45,
4:15, 6:45, 9:15 Fri-Sat; 11:15 a.m., 1:45,
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her father in the rainy little town of Forks, Wash.,
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Edward has been waiting 90 years for a soul
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of Ceorge an blue-foote) boobies


This is part five of a
six-part story about a trip
to the Galapagos Islands,
one of the most fragile
ecosystems on Earth. In
part four, which appeared
last week, the travelers
crossed the equator for the
fifth time and then
climbed to the top of
Bartolome Island.

BY KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR

Lava tubing
For the first time in a
week, the Letty was back
in a harbor connected to a.
city. That did not mean we
would be pulling up to a
dock, however. We still
boarded the panga to head
into the harbor of the
small island of Santa Cruz.
At least it was a dry
landing. From there, we
walked up the steps to
street level to board a bus
for a ride out of town, 500
meters .uphill past the
Palm Hotel the ultimate
getaway place. We stopped
at the National Park gate
so that a sentry could
check the credentials of
our guides, Janet and Mar-
got. The sentries seemed
quite thorough and were


definitely not in a rush.
Once cleared, Miguel, our
driver, drove us onward
and upward. We passed
two volcanic craters and
were stopped again at
other checkpoints before
we finally reached Rancho
Primisias, which was a pri-
vate farm with cows, a few
horses, banana trees, a
large lava tube and giant
tortoises.
The farm's lava tube
was discovered by acci-
dent. Because of the ele-
phant grass, the farmer
was losing cows. They
were falling into the tube,
which is some 600 meters
deep but was unseen
because of the tall ele-
phant grass that hid the
entrance.
Once he found the tube,
the farmer cleaned up the
entrance area, had steps
made going down into the
tube, adding railings, and
secured the entrance so
his cows would no longer
fall into the giant hole.
Once down the steps, you
find yourself in something
like an underground cave
about 15 meters high and
5 meters wide. We walked
in for about 40 meters.
There are lights a little far-
ther into the tube, but we


A giant tortoise finally decides to leave its mud bath at
Rancho Primisias, a private farm.


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Two giant Galapagos tortoises enjoy a mud bath, one of their
favorite pastimes.


saw enough to imagine the
hot lava from the volcano
flowing through it before
climbing out. As the steps
are quite steep, the railings
were a huge help espe-
cially for short people. For
surviving the climb out of
the tube, we were finally
rewarded with our first
sighting of the famed
Galapagos tortoises.
Tortoise time
The farmer does not
own the tortoises, which
are native to that island
and allowed to roam wher-
ever they want, even
knocking down fences that
might be in their way.
Outfitted with big rubber
boots that fit over our
shoes and reached our
knees, we were ready to
wade through fields of
grass and mud ,to see
them. The tortoises spend
their days in what is called
elephant grass because it
is so tall that even the giant
tortoises are nearly en-
gulfed in it. As there are
many muddy areas within
the grass, the boots proved
to be a good idea. We came
across several tortoises
that seemed to really enjoy
the mud. Two of the larger
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mouths to show off the
pink lining and tongue.
When finally satiated
with the mud baths, they
clambered out of the
mud and headed on
down the path toward a
grassy area. These two
were nearly 3 feet tall and
at least that wide. Their
short legs were like stub-
by tree trunks and their
tails nearly as wide, al-
though they come to a
stubby point.
We were told that the
shell markings would be
less distinct on the older
and larger tortoises. The
youngest.and smallest tor-
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feet long from head to tail
and its markings much
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larger reptiles. All of them
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After walking through an underground lava tube on Santa
Cruz, Letty passengers head back to the surface to visit the
famed Galapagos tortoises that dwell on the same farm where
this lava tube was discovered.


Coffee break
Authentic Galapagos
coffee was for sale in the
farm's visitor center, which
also had two large mock
tortoise shells and several
bones from real tortoises.
After removing our boots,
we reboarded the bus for
the trip back to town. All
but three of us returned to
the boat for lunch. I
remained in town to look
for some souvenirs of the
trip. It was interesting that
the first shop I visited had
the lowest prices and as I
got closer to the center of
town, the prices went up.
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from serious Luna (a
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or 3 p.m. I walked up one
of the side streets and into
an Internet cafe that was
open and then back down
to the main street to win-
*dow-shop. There I found
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way to a different dock
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FINE WHINES

Bowled over


BY BOB MUDGE
EDITOR


I consider myself an average
sports fan: neither a true fanatic,
who can't miss a game, any game, if
it can be watched or listened to, nor
a casual fan who keeps up with the
big sports stories only by skimming
headlines. So I think I speak for a lot
of people when I look at the sched-
ule of college bowl games and say,
"Are you kidding me? Sixty-eight
teams are worthy of postseason
action?"
And, I hasten to add, that doesn't
include the divisions that have a
playoff system in place (what a con-
cept).
I'm not generally a nostalgic kind
of guy, but I do miss the days when
there were fewer bowl games and an
invitation to one of the major ones
- on NewYear's Day really meant
something.
Obviously the final game, for the
national championship, is still a big
deal, and I'm not just saying it
because the Gators are playing for
their second title in three years
(though that doesn't hurt Go
Gators!). And a few other bowls,
especially the Rose Bowl, still have
some of their old cachet. On the


whole, though, I think the system
needs major reforms, and I call on
the NCAA to adopt any or all of the
following ideas:
You need to win more than six
games to play in a bowl game. Of
the 68 bowl-bound teams, nine went
only 6-6. An additional 19 teams
only won seven games. Result?
Seven bowls match teams with only
six or seven wins. Sure, it's a source
of pride (and revenue) for those
schools, but come on more than
half the schools in the Football Bowl
Subdivision are in a bowl game.
What is this, the NBA playoffs? The
minimum number of wins should
be eight.
The maximum differential in
wins between two teams should be
two. That is, no more match-ups like
the Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl (BYU,
10-2, vs. Arizona, 7-5) or the Gaylord
Hotels Music City Bowl (Boston
College, 9-3, vs. Vanderbilt, 6-6). If
the team with the better record wins,
it was supposed to; if it loses, it ruins
a decent season. What about the
underdog, you might ask. Who
cares?
Absolutely no teams play after
Dec. 31 that don't have at least nine
wins. This year three 7-5 teams and
four eight-win teams play on or after


Jan. 1, formerly the day for bowl
games. The International (?) Bowl
features Buffalo, 8-5, and
Connecticut, 7-5, on Jan. 3 later
than the Rose, Orange and Sugar
bowls, which, host six teams with a
total of nine losses. If you want a
marquee date, achieve a marquee
record.
We go back to the old-school
names for the games. I have noth-
ing against corporate sponsorships
(assuming the corporation has the
money for it), but almost no bowl
carries more than a part of its origi-
nal name (for example, the Rose
Bowl Game presented by Citi). This
year's Longest Title prize goes to the
San Diego County Credit Union
Poinsettia Bowl; if the announcers
have to use the full name, they'll be
lucky to describe any of the action.
Besides, nobody knows who
sponsors which game, with the
possible exception of the Tostitos
Fiesta Bowl. We'd make those con-
nections if more games were spon-
sored by products likely to be con-
sumed or used while we were
watching them.
(Make your own Toilet Bowl joke
here.)
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Last year's celebration at the Gazebo included a living Hanukkah menorah, along with Rabbi Ann White of the Jewish
Center of Venice.The Jewish Center of Venice begins this year's Hanukkah celebration at 5 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Gazebo in
Centennial Park in downtown Venice. The JCV Klezmer Band and candle-lighting will be featured, with treats and games
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Nativity program
"Come to Bethlehem"
Christmas program at
7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13,
atVenice Seventh-day
Adventist Church, 2375
Seaboard Ave., as the
Nativity comes to life
through music and
drama. Free. Light refresh-
ments. 416-0579
Hanukkah
celebrations
* Chabad of Venice the
Sarasota-Manatee Jewish
Federation presents a
Grand Chanukah Festival
at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21,
at the Venice Community
Center, 326 Nokomis Ave.,
with a concert with
Rocking Rabbi Dr. Laz and
his band, the lighting of
the menorah and a per-
formance by the Chabad
Hebrew School. Latkes,
doughnuts and refresh-
ments served. Cost: $10
for adults; $5 for children.
* The Jewish Center of
Venice kicks off the
Hanukkah holiday at
5 p.m. Dec. 21 at the


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


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Church
Sunday Worship:
9:15 AM & 11:00 AM
Interpretation for the Deaf
Children's Puppet Church:
10:15 AM
Adult & Children's Sunday
School 11:15 AM
Youth Fellowship Monday
5:30 PM
208 Palm Avenue, Nokomis
Phone 488-4137
(West of US 41,
4 blks. South of Albee Road)
www.vnumc.net
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Rev. Jim McWhinnie,Pastor
Rev. J. Ralph Burton, Assistant Pastor


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Sunda)s: Worship 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School 12:15 p.m.
Wednesday: Discipleship Classes 6 p.m.
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W Contemporary Worship 9:15 a.m.
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We welcome you! 941-966-4442


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


St, Mark's Episcopal Church o office 4.7714
508 Riviera Street, Venice (2 blocksbehind Venice Regiono/ Medic/l Center)
Saturday 5:00 p.m. Holy Communion
Sunday 8:00 a.m. Holy Communion
9:30 a.m. Holy Communion (with nursery)
10:30 a.m. Christian Education (adult and youth)
11:15 a.m. Holy Communion
(Breakfast served 1st Sunday of each month 9:00-11:00)
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion & Healing Service
The Rev. Christopher N. Gray, Rector The Rev. James Puryear, Assoc. Rector


Gazebo in Centennial
Park in downtown Venice,
featuring the JCV Klezmer
band and candle-lighting,
with treats and games for
the youngsters.
Candlelight
memorial service
Venice Memorial Gardens,
1950 Center Road, offers a
Candlelight Memorial
Service with Scripture,
over 7,000 luminaries and
music. Drive-through at
6 p.m., with the service at
7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13.
Chairs and refreshments
provided. 493-4246
Music
* The Venice Assembly of
God, 695 Center Road,
presents "The Christmas
Post," a Broadway-style
musical at 2 p.m. and
7 p.m. Dec. 13; and 6 p.m.
Dec. 14. Free. 497-5683
* A Christmas Cantata,
"The Name Jesus," pre-
sented by New Life
Assembly of God, 5800

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Venice Memorial Gardens included more than 6,500 lumi-
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Venice Memorial Gardens will celebrate its 16th
annual Candlelight Memorial Service tonight,
Saturday, Dec. 13. Drive-through begins at 6 p.m.,
followed by a program with Scripture and music at
7 p.m.
Luminary candles, more than 7,000 of them, dis-
tributed throughout the park by volunteers, will
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The Rev. Tom Derrough of Grace United
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Venice Memorial Gardens will be accepting
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STUDY AND CLASSES

* Trinity Presbyterian, 4365 State
Road 776, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, adult
classes discussing The Star of
Bethlehem, The History of
Christmas and The Purpose of
Christmas. Ends Dec. 21. 493-0018
* Our Savior Lutheran, 2705 North
Tamiami Trail, Nokomis, offers
Healthy Living Life Skills class for
adults over 55, from 10 to 11 a.m.
on Dec. 16. 966-4442
* Calvary Bible Church, 1936 E.
Venice Ave., discusses issues about
the origin of mankind and about
purpose and meaning in the world
and in our lives: 9:30 a.m. every
Sunday morning. 485-7070.


Generation 360 teen ministry and a
children's program. Call 493-0775.
* Sarasota Baptist Church: Bible
study at 6:30 p.m., Thursdays in the
Venice home of Stephanie and
Charlie Gardner on Capello Drive.
Book: "Discovery Adult Study Guide
1," 2 Samuel, fall 2008. Call 376-2199.
* Unity Church of Venice at 125
North Jackson Road: The Laws of
Attraction study group meets from
7 to 9 p.m., the first Thursday of
each month. Based on books by
Jerry and Esther Hicks and "The
Teachings of Abraham." Open to
the public on a free will offering
basis. Call 484-5342.


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South Tamiami Trail, at
6 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14.
Offering taken. Ditchfield
Family Singers at 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, Dec. 21.493-0775
* The Community Fine
Arts series presents the
combined 100-voice
Venice Presbyterian
Choirs Concert, 4 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 14, at Venice
Presbyterian Church, 111
E. Firenze Ave. Advent,
Christmas carols and
anthems. Tickets: $10.
488-2258
* The Sanctuary Choir of
First Baptist Church, 312
W. Miami Ave., presents
"The Heart of Christmas,"
7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13,
and Sunday, Dec. 14, in
the Worship Center. Free.
485-1314
* Explode the Roof, a new
contemporary, nondenom-
inational praise and wor-
ship song service, begins at
6 p.m. every Saturday at
SouthVenice Christian
Church, 2390 Seaboard
Ave. It is led by a teenager
named Alyssa. 493-0003
New Life Assembly
of God, 5800 South
Tamiami Trail, 493-0775
* Sunset gospel sing-
ulong, one hour before
sunset, Fridays, near the
lifeguard station atVenice
Beach. Bring a chair and
your request for a favorite
gospel song. Call 493-
0775, or visit www.nlaog.
org.
* Ditchfield Family Singers
at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec.
21.
* Taking Hold of God's
Vision for Healing at 7
p.m., the first and third
Tuesday of the month,
meeting at 5800 South
Tamiami Trail. The church
holds Family Night at 7
p.m. onWednesdays.
Angel Ministries,
2269 South Tamiami Trail,
284-9459, angelministries
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* 4-7 p.m. Wednesday:
Free Reiki healing clinic,
followed by prayer group.
* 6:30 p.m. Thursday:
Healing service; 7 p.m.
Thursday: Message
service.
Venice-Nokomis United
Methodist Church,
208 Palm Ave., Nokomis
488-4137
* Debbie McWinnie pro-
vides sign language inter-
pretation at the 10 a.m.
Sunday worship and for
other events.
* Quilting group, begin-
ners and more advanced,
meets from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. Wednesday in
Fellowship Hall.
Women's events
* Trinity Presbyterian
Church, 4365 State Road
776 offers The Mom's
Morning Out program, 9
a.m. to noon Mondays,
Wednesday and Fridays
for parents of children
ages 2 through 4. Parents
asked to donate a few
hours each month back to
the program. Registration
at 493-0018.
* Moms Moring Out:
Applications for ages 2-5
for fall registration at First
Baptist Church, 312W
Miami Ave. Program meets
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesdays
and Thursdays. 485-1314
* Women's class, Caffeine
for the Soul, at 11 a.m.
Tuesday at the Chabad
Jewish Center, 2169 South
Tamiami Trail. 493-2770.
* Interdenominational
Women's Fellowship
group, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Tuesday at Fisherman's


Net Community Church,
1101 South Tamiami Trail,
Venice island. Public wel-
come. Call 223-1180.
* Women's Bible Study, 10
a.m. Saturday (every
third Saturday at 8:30
a.m.), New Life Assembly
of God, meeting at 5800
South Tamiami Trail. Call
Gladys at 493-4766.
Meetings
and gatherings
*Voice of the Faithful
meets at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at
Epiphany Cathedral, Soy
Building, Room 107, 350
W. Tampa Ave. All are
invited. 412-1275
* LifeChoice gathers at,
7 p.m. Wednesday at
Trinity Presbyterian
Church, 4365 State Road
776. A biblically based pro-
gram to help those who
struggle with any form of
destructive behavior, from
drug abuse to overeating,
alcoholism to compulsive
spending. RickWarren's
Celebrate Recovery model
is used. Free and open to
public. 493-0018
* Marian Rosary Prayer
Group meets from 12:15
to 1 p.m. Friday in the
club room at Our Lady of
Lourdes Church, 1301
Center Road. 497-6229
Dinner and a movie
Fishers of Men Bible
Church, 204 South U.S.
41 Bypass, welcomes all
to dinner and a movie at
6 p.m. every third
Saturday of the month.
244-9044
Pancake events
* Free pancake supper
from 4:30 to 6 p.m. the last
Sunday of every month.


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No tickets, coupons or
money needed. All are
welcome at Emmanuel
Lutheran, 800 South
Tamiami Trail. 488-4942
* Grace United Methodist
Men's Club offers a pan-
cake breakfast from 8 to
10 a.m. every first and
third Saturday through
April, at the TFEC build-
ing at the church, 400
Field Ave. Adults: $4.50;
Children under 12: $2..
488-1374
AWANA
Calvary Bible Church,
1936 E. Venice Ave., offers
the AWANA program for
children between the ages
of 3 and 13, from 6:30-8
p.m. Wednesday. Call
485-7070 to register or
visit CBCVenice.com.
Volunteers needed
Our Mother's House of
Catholic Charities, 221
Harbor Drive, needs vol-
unteers to baby-sit in the
child care center and to
assist staff for fundraising
efforts and clerical work.
For more information, call
Elizabeth at 244-9048, ext.
104, or 485-6264
Buddhist meditation -'_-
Kelsang Donwang teaches
a beginners Buddhist med-
itation 7-8:30 p.m.
Monday atWoodmere
Park Community Center,
Room 2-B, 3951 Woodmere
Park Blvd. This introduc-
tion to meditation from
the Kadampa Buddhist tra-
dition includes two guided
meditations and a short
talk. All are welcome.
Donation: $10. Call
373-1600 or visit
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* First Christian Church ofVenice,
1100 Center Road: Sundays: 9 and
11 a.m.; Bible studies and programs
for kids, youth and adults: 6 to 7:30
p.m. Wednesday. Call 408-8088 or
visit www.churchthatcares.com.
* Fisherman's Net Community
Church, 1101 South Tamiami Trail:
interdenominational class on the
history and background of the
Bible, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. Call 485-
8400 or 421-9948.
* New Life Assembly of God, 5800
South Tamiami Trail, adult Bible
study, with an evening of praise,
worship and study, 7 p.m.
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thought to be 70 to 80
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toise named for the is-
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because he had no heirs,
although he has been pro-
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over the years. Finally, in
2007, he was a successful
father for the first time -
twice. Given two new
mates from the island of
Isabella, it seems he got
along well with both of
them. Finally, according to
Janet and Margot, there
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are genetically linked to
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world at www.science
daily.com. According to
the site, at least 21 species
are in severe danger of dis-
appearing after 250 mil-
lion years on Earth be-
cause of the actions of
humans who have over-
hunted them, destroyed
their habitats and too
often killed them acciden-
tally. Despite finally be-
coming a father, scientists
predict that fate for George
unless a mate can be
found that is the exact
same species as George.
The search continues. For-
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well cared for at the station
and could well live an
additional 80 to 100 years.
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adulthood in the Galap-
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mud and drinking water in
the mud pools," the guide
said.
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Heidi and I visited Lone-
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they were awaiting the
hatching of four additional
eggs, attributed to George
and two mates. As this was
being written several weeks
later, there was still no news
about their hatching.

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Cafeteria at ./
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Call Sandy at 475-3615
for more information.
Seniors Without
Partners
Time: 12:30 p.m. every
Monday
Where: American Legion,
Venice
Notes: Play cards and
have fun
Call: 485-8739


Senior center
activities
Senior Friendship
Centers, 2350 Scenic
Drive
584-0075
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MONDAYS
Write your history
Time: 8:45 a.m.
Notes: Introduction to
Life HistoryWriting
Mah-Jongg
Time: 9 a.m.
Notes: play Mah-Jongg


Morning exercise
Time: 9 a.m.
Notes: Wake-up stretch
Musical movement
Time: 10 a.m.
-Notes: Exercise to music
Tappercise
Time: 11 a.m.
Notes: Tap dancing for
beginners
Word knowledge
Time: 1 p.m.
Notes: Scrabble
Duplicate bridge
Time: 12:50-4 p.m.
Where: Caitlin Room,
2350 Scenic Drive, Venice
Notes: Partner needed
Cost: $2 donation
Call: Daisy, 493-3065

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


stretch workout

Carving
Time: 9 a.m.
Notes: Woodcarving

Yogarobics
Time: 9 a.m.
Notes: Low-impact dance,
yoga, standing and seat-
ed, core strength, balance,
flexibility

Stitching
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Notes: Quilting and Teddy
bear making

Shuffle the deck
Time: 1 a.m.
Notes: Cards

Tin Pan Alley
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Notes: Les Gowan, et. al.,
return for 13th season
performing. All welcome.
Tappercise
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.
Notes: Tap dancing, inter-
mediate


Swayin' to the music
Time: 10 a.m.
Notes: Learn Latin dance

WEDNESDAYS
Walking
Time: 8:15 a.m.
Notes: Wednesday
Walkers
Put brush to canvas
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Notes:Watercolor art
Play cards
Time: 10 a.m.
Notes: Euchre
Senior dancing
Time: 11 a.m.
Notes: Senior Fitness Plus
and line dancing

THURSDAYS
Easy exercise
Time: 9 a.m.
Notes: Easy yoga

Making crafts
Time: noon
Notes: Arts and crafts


Caregiver support
Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Notes: Support is for care-
givers who would like to
meet with others who are
dealing with this life tran-
sition.

FRIDAYS
Duplicate bridge
Time: Mondays and
Friday, 12:50-4 p.m.
Where: Caitlin Room,
2350 Scenic Drive, Venice
Notes: Partner needed
Cost: $2 donation
Call: Daisy, 493-3065

Yogarobics
Time: 9 a.m.
Notes: Low-impact dance,
yoga, standing and seat-
ed, core strength, balance,
flexibility

Take hook in hand
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Notes: Crochet class
Swivel those hips
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Notes: Hula class


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. Colonia Lane, Nokomis
Notes: Bingo every
Monday night; six cards
Sfor $1. Food is available.
Call: 488-4500
Barbershop chorus
Time: 6:30-9 p.m..
Where: Lakeside Lutheran
SChurch, 2401 South
Tamiami Trail
Notes: Venice Gondoliers
Men's (barbershop)
SChorus practice
Call: 412-0012
Harmony Chorus
* Time: 7 p.m.
SWhere: Naar Hall, United
Church of Christ, 620 E.
.Shamrock Blvd.
Notes: Venetian Harmony
Chorus of Sweet Adelines
International practice
Call: 480-1480
Empowerment
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Women's Resource
'Center, 701 Center Road,
Venice
Notes: Empowerment and
self-esteem class led by
Brooky Brown
'Cost: $8 nonmember do-
S:nation; $5 member dona-
:tion
,all: 485-9724
,Link: thewomens
ifresourcecenter.org
S:Preschool Storytime
Time: 10-10:45 a.m.
Where: Jacaranda Library,
'4143 Woodmere Park
3Blvd., Venice
'Notes: For children ages
S3-5. Help prepare children
for kindergarten.
SRegistration is not
Required.
Call: 861-5000
"Venice Archives
1:Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
:Where: Historic Triangle
'Inn, 351 S. Nassau St.,
^Venice
Notes: Archives & Area
Collections Museum open
.Mondays and
,Wednesdays.
Call: James Hagler, 486-
:-2487
Italian classes
-Time: 4:15-5:30 p.m.
SWhere: Italian American
'Club ofVenice, 1375
SRingling Drive, Venice
Notes: Free intermediate



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Italian language class;
open to the public.
Call: 486-1492
Shuffleboard
Time: 1 p.m., Monday,
Wednesday, Friday
Where: Hecksher Park,
450 W. Venice Ave., Venice
Notes: Lessons available.
New members welcome.
Call: Barbara, 485-1678
Guitar lessons
Time: 5-6 p.m.; 6-7 p.m.
Where: Venice YMCA, 701
Center Road, Venice
Notes: Group guitar
lessons. All ages and play-
ing levels welcome.
Taught by Greg Byler. Sign
up in advance. Space is
limited. Level 1 classes are
5-6 p.m. Level 2 classes
are 6-7 p.m.
Cost: $15 members for
four-week class; $25 non-
members
Call: 496-4398
Train depot tours
Time: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: Historic Train
Depot, Seaboard Avenue
at East Venice Avenue
Notes: Tours are conduct-
ed on Mondays,
Wednesday and Fridays


through May. Meet at the .
east side under the Venice
Avenue Bridge. Trained
docents tell the history of
the depot and city of
Venice. Tours are spon-
sored byVenice Area
Historical Society. For 10
or more, call Jerry at 496-
9474.
Call: 412-0151, please
leave message.
Eagles Aerie 3482
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Where: 621 East Colonia
Lane, Nokomis
Notes: Italian night and
open mike
Call: 484-4470
Write your story
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Where: Sanddollar Book
Store, Miami Avenue and
Nassau Street
Notes: Free memoir writ-
ing class taught by Fran
Valencic.
Dance classes
(through April 13)
Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: Venice
Community Center, 326 S.
Nokomis Ave., Venice
Notes: Two Left Feet offers
various dance classes.


Singles can solo to waltz,
fox trot, rumba, line danc-
ing and more.
Cost: $25 for six-week ses-
sion
Call: 861-1380


TUESDAY DEC.16
Concert preview
Time: noon
Where: Venice Public
Library, 300 S. Nokomis
Ave., Venue
Notes: Venice Symphony
maestro Wesley John
Schumacher will discuss
the music and the com-
posers. There is no charge
for the concert preview.
Bring a sack lunch if you
like. Beverages will be
served.
Knitting guild
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: Venice Public
Library 300 S. Nokomis
Ave., Venue
E-mail: sbm723@aol.com
Band concert
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Venice High
School auditorium, 1
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cert. Free admission;
donations are appreciat-
ed. The band is under the
direction of Jonathan
Case.
Nature walks
Time: 9-11 a.m.
Where: Caspersen Beach,
meet at the end of Harbor
Drive in Venice.
Notes: Naturalist Bud
Doyle leads the walk and
teaches about the ocean,
fish and more. Walk is
sponsored by Sarasota
County Parks &
Recreation.
Call: 488-4158
Divorce: the
financial facts
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: Women's Resource
Center, 701 Center Road,
Venice
Notes: Instructor: Freya
Zollinger, CDFA.
Cost: $5-$8
Call: 485-9724
Link www.thewomens
resourcecenter.org
Military officers meet
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Where: American Legion
No-Vel Unit 159, 1770 E.


Venice Ave., Venice
Notes: Membership is
open to members and
guests; all who hold or
ever held a warrant or
commission in any com-
ponent of the U.S. mili-
tary and surviving spous-
es are welcome to join.
Call: 412-3592
Windows class
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
Where: Venice Public
Library, 300 Nokomis Ave.,
Venice
Notes: Registration is:
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Call: 861-1340
Link: www.sclibs.net
Venice Area
Toastmasters 5486
Time: 7:30-8:45 a.m.
Where: Venice Area
Chamber of Commerce,
597 South Tamiami Trail,
Venice
Empowerment
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
Where: Women's Resource
Center, 701 Center Road,
Venice
Notes: Develop and build
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HOROSCOPES FOR DEC. 13-19, 2008


ARIES (March 21-April
19). You dearly want to
understand the mysteries
of life. These secrets never
reveal themselves in con-
crete terms, which only
spurs your curiosity. Study
brings vivid colors to a
world that some see as
black and white.
TAURUS (April 20-May
20). It energizes you to
think. Your best ideas
come while you're walk-
ing, showering or doing
the dishes. A lot of what
you imagine doesn't have
a direct application right
now, but keep dreaming
into the future.
GEMINI (May 21-June
21). You get antsy if you're
not learning something.
However, you're hesitant
to commit yourself to a
long educational process:
Sign up for a three-hour
class doing something
that looks interesting.
You'll meet new friends.
CANCER (June 22-July
22). You are headed in a
pleasing direction and all
your hard work is con-
tributing. Still, it's easy to
lose sight of the end game.
Develop ways to track
your progress. It boosts
your self-esteem to see
how far you've already
come.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22).
You would love to make a
positive impression on
every single person who
meets you. Concentrating
your conversations, jokes
and little games on one
receptive person at a time
will elevate your spirit.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.
22). You bond quickly with
new people. Soon after
you make contact you're
already encouraging a
deepening of the relation-
ship in your own subtle
way, of course. Your con-
nection with Pisces, is
especially strong.
4,w-~EI.IBRA" (Sept. 23-Oct.
23). It seems to 'ou that
everyone is probably
thinking and feeling as
you do, but this is not so.
Your ideas and impulses
are unique, and you
should follow them. As
Oscar Wilde said, "Be
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and pride in yourself.
Facilitated by Kim Seller,
MSW, LMHC.
Cost: $8 nonmember do-
nation; $5 member dona-
tion
RSVP: 485-9724
Link: thewomensresource
center.org
Venice Gardens
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Where: Venice Gardens
Civic Center, 406 Sham-
rock Blvd., Venice
Notes: Bingo, nonsmoking
public. Snacks are avail-
able.
Call: Linda, 497-3098
Osprey leads club
Time: noon-l:15 p.m.
Where: Ophelia's, 1097
North Tamiami Trail,
Nokomis
Notes: Osprey Profession-
al Leads Club, a chapter of
Ali Lassen's Leads Club,
meets every Tuesday.
Open to the public.
Cost: $12
Call: Wendy Moore, 371-
1151
Link: www.leadsfl.com
Croquet
Time: 10 a.m.
Where: Wellfield Park, cor-
ner of Pinebrook and
Lucaya, Venice
Notes: Free lessons and
use of equipment.
Call: Marge Chandler,
488-2747
Square dancing


Time: 3-5 p.m.
Where: Woodmere Park,
3951 Woodmere Park
Blvd., Venice
Notes: Adult, conducted
by Red Bates.
Cost: $5
Call: 828-0481
E-mail:
redbates@juno.com


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SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
21). Attention is not given
freely; it must be captured.
You'll be the best one for
the job, as you have a
dynamic way of relaying
the message, whatever it
may be. Your stories are
moving.


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you're not being paid you
are compelled to give of
yourself and your work
generously. You render
service to others with a
positive attitude. It brings
different kinds of wealth
your way.


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Jan. 19). Trying to do too
much will make you feel
stressed and irritated.
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accommodate a day of
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help but be emotionally
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20). Like a radio that's
tuned to a certain frequen-
cy, you are honed in on
what a loved one is going
through. You can almost
hear this person's thoughts.
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Out and about


John and Fran LeRoux are spotted at Venice Theater for "The
Producers."


PHOTO COURTESY OF VEE GARRY-CHIULLI
Dot Millner, wife of Venice Concert Band director Bill Millner,
greets band aide Bill Pell during the Christmas concert at the
Venice Community Center.


PHOTO COURTESY OF WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER
OF SARASOTA COUNTY
The Women's Resource Center of Sarasota County recently
held its Fall Gathering. More than 300 women attended the
event. Table hostess Kathi Cellura welcomes her guests, seat-
ed, from left, Golda Radefeld, Irene Slattery and Bonnie
Kaiser; and standing, from left, Joyce McCaffery, Cellura,
Morina Chemielak, and Felicia Grant.


SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN
FENNELL, jfennell@venice
gondolier.com
Right, the No. 8 boat
in the Venice
Christmas Boat
Parade was Caught
Ya, owned by Steve
Jacobs.


PHOTO COURTESY OF MARY ROGERS
Richard and Mary Rogers of Venice ride on the ComForcare
Senior Services float in the Venice Holiday Parade. Visiting
them and also riding on the float are Richard's parents,
Bynum and Mary Rogers, of North Carolina, who were amazed
at how many people lined up on the parade route.


SUN PHOTOS BY
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LeftNo. 13,
Wayne's World,
owned by
Wayne Notting-
ham, took third
place in the up
to 29 feet cate-
gory.

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the Venice
Christmas Boat
Parade was
Solid, cap-
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Watjen.


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Bob Peters, of Nokomis, tries to be the
.".. . third rainbow at Siesta Key Beach.

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My grandchild


PHOTO COURTESY OF MARILU THORNBURGH
The grand opening of the Stoneybrook
Golf & Country Club clubhouse was held
Dec. 5-7 at the clubhouse. Entertainment
was by the Big Night Out band.There was
a
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Sticker shock
More time, money on airport plans


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Gas


How low can they go?


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR

Gas prices in the Venice area
continue to inch down, but for
how long?
National news agencies have
been raising the prospect of $1-
per-gallon gasoline at the pump.
But the Energy Information Ad-
ministration, a statistical agency
of the U.S. Department of
Energy that provides gas price
forecasts and analysis, doesn't
come close to making such a
prediction.
What it does say in its latest
weekly forecast, released Dec.
10, is gasoline and diesel prices
are still falling.


And projections for next year,
barring a significant or cata-
strophic change in oil supply,
show relief at the pump
throughout next year at least
when compared to $4 per gallon
prices last seen in July.
It's worth noting that tracking
gas prices is a little like tracking a
tornado. Changing events, like
changing weather patterns, can
influence predictions dramati-
cally from month to month.
Gas dropped 9.3 cents per
gallon this week, to $1.639 on
the Gulf Coast, according to EIA.
It was $1.649 at numerous gas
stations in Venice on Friday.
Nationally, it dropped 11.2
cents to $1.699 per gallon, $1.30


below the price a year ago and
the lowest price since Feb. 23,
2004, according to the EIA.
Consumption down
The EIAs weekly petroleum
forecast came out a day after its
monthly Short-Term Energy
Outlook. The monthly forecast
predicts motor gasoline con-
sumption in 2009 will decline
about 50,000 barrels per day
compared to 2008 again, bar-
ring some significant event.
Gasoline consumption in
2008 is down 3.4 percent from
2007, the EIA reported.
"Should this projection pan

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SUN PHOTO BY GREG GILES
On Friday gasoline sold for $1.64 at numerous locations in Venice.



VHS rebuild still


awaiting state OK


BY AUDREY BLACKWELL
STAFF WRITER

The plans for rebuilding
Venice High School are still on
the drawing board as school dis-
trict officials await the final word
from the state on whether older
buildings can be torn down.
Until that decision is made,
and plans are finalized, the dis-
trict will not move forward on
financing for the project.
The present Venice High
School was built in 1955.
"We are waiting for state
approval of the plant survey and
Castaldi study, which deals with
whether we can demolish some
buildings on the VHS campus,"
said Mitsi Corcoran, chief finan-
cial officer for the Sarasota
County School District.
"The state uses a formula for
making that decision, and it has
to do with the age and condition
of the buildings."
Once the decision is made by
the Florida Department of
Education, the district can go
ahead with the design phase,
which can take up to a year. The
district will borrow funds at the
construction phase.
"The construction of the high
school will take about two years,
so when we want the money,
we'll get the GMP (guaranteed
maximum price) for it and will
be able to make payments as we
go along with the construction,"
Corcoran said.
Scott Lempe, district chief
operating officer, said that con-
struction funds will come from


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certificates of participation,
which are used to finance the
construction of state-approved
educational facilities, acquire
land and purchase of equipment
by the acceleration of funds to
the district through the issuance
of debt. Debt service is paid
from the capital portion of prop-
erty tax revenue. Since the
source of funds for repayment of
COPs is from a currently autho-
rized source, voter approval is
not needed.
"We will borrow in three
phases," Lempe said. "The first
phase will go toward Elementary
I in North Port and the North
County Technical Center. The
second phase of COP borrowing
will be for rebuilding VHS and
Booker High School."
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other capital projects.
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Lempe said the newVHS may


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Home renovation a costly lesson


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR


In an age when acting as your
own general contractor can save
tens of thousands of dollars on a
new home, here's a cautionary
tale of how that can go all wrong.
When Nokomis resident Steve
Hagan purchased a waterside
home more than a year ago he
anticipated gutting the house,
replacing the roof and adding
new windows, doors and siding.
The trick was to do the
improvements for less than 50
percent of the value of the home.
Otherwise, newer county and
Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency regulations would
kick in and require Hagan to


raise the house, built in the
1980s, an additional 18 inches to
12 feet above sea level because
it's located on in a 100-year flood
zone.
Hagan hired a designer and a
contractor, then began shop-
ping for his own cabinetry.
"The project got bigger than
we thought it would be," Hagan
said. "It just ended up costing a
lot more."
In the end, he figures it will
cost $700,000 to complete the
renovations.
Almost half is due to state and
federal regulations, he said.
Red flags
A former CPA, Hagan said a
red flag went up when his con-


tractor reached $200,000 in
costs.
"The contractor hadn't spent
up to 50 percent, but when you
added his costs with my costs, I
realized it was a serious prob-
lem," said Hagan.
What surprised him more
were costs driven by govern-
ment regulations. Adding hurri-
cane straps to the roof, hurri-
cane straps to connect the first
and second floors and hurricane
plates attaching the sill plate to
the cement slab (in addition to
almost $100,000 to raise the
home 18 inches) came to
$300,000.
The current economy made

Please see HOME, 10A


SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.com
Steve Hagan's home renovation project on Four Bays Drive in Nokomis
included raising the home 18 inches to meet FEMA flood zone regulations.


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BY GERALD A. ROGOVIN
CORRESPONDENT
Florida is losing valuable real
estate as sea levels rise. The
cause, according to several stud-
ies, is global warming.
A Florida State University
study released this fall disclosed
that more than 5,400 acres of


coastline in the Miami-Dade
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Council, the research arm of the


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BY MONTY ANDREWS
GUEST WRITER
It may seem a stretch in announcing an
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Blalock Park, but when 60 additional trees and
palms have been added to one of our city parks I
will take a writer's prerogative.
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Christmas. This would also be a wonderful oppor-
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tives unable to be with you this year.
Due to global-warming issues, Santa will prob-
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LET 'EM HAVE IT: WHAT ARE SOME AREAS WHERE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS COULD TIGHTEN THEIR BELTS? CALL US AT 207-1111.


We love a (safe, clean) parade


Left behind. I can't believe the massive amounts of
trash that was left behind after the Christmas parade.
What is the matter with people who would litter like this?
Trash was strewn all up and down West Venice Avenue;
then it got windy and litter was blown around, so now
the entire downtown area is covered with candy wrap-
pers, food containers and little paper advertisements
that were handed out at the parade. Shame on you if you
left anything behind. You can't even get a lid for a coffee
cup at the beach because of people like you who litter.
Again, shame on you if you have ever left anything
behind, and shame on you for not teaching your chil-
dren to pick up after themselves.


Dumb decision. Listen
up, teenagers. What you do
now will have more effect
on your future than you
realize. A relative up North
is suffering the conse-
quences. In school, he was
an "A" student and was put
in a gifted class for superi-
or intelligence. They said
he could be very success-
ful running his own busi-
ness or was capable of
being president of a large
company. He was hand-
some, dressed nicely. After


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graduation, he worked on-
ly shortly until he became
the assistant manager of
the store. They intended to
open another place where
they implied that he would
be considered for manag-
er, but the safe was robbed
after closing one night.
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boys were responsible and
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mitted the crime; but said
the assistant manager had
told them what day and
time to come and he
would leave the safe un-
locked. They later shared
the stolen money with
him. The two boys got one
year in jail, and the assis-
tant manager got five years
in prison. The money had
to be returned. My relative,
the former assistant man-
ager, is now in his 30s, but
cannot get a job because
he must list his prison time
on his resume. What a stu-
pid mistake made by an
intelligent person. Teens,
remember the conse-
quences for your future.
Wrong number. The
new Verizon telephone
books are out and they
have done it again. For at
least the fifth straight year,


the telephone number for
the Venice Public Library
has been listed incorrectly.
Whose fault is this? Can't
the library notify Verizon
about the error? Doesn't
Verizon check its listings?
Who can't get it right?
What's that? Could
someone please tell me
what they're building on
the north side of East Ven-
ice Avenue, across from
where they are building
that new CVS?
EDITOR'S NOTE: It's a
stormwater facility.
Not standing for it.
Three men and a woman
with beer in hand blocked
the view of people seated
in chairs along the street of
the Christmas parade.
When the lady was told
she was blocking the view
of those behind them, she
said, "You have to stand
up." She asked if I lived
here, which was really
none of her business and


had nothing to do with the
fact that she was totally
impolite. I hope it was the
alcohol intake that
prompted her behavior. I
thought it was an excellent
parade, but I thought it
had too much lag time
between things. After
standing for two hours on
these old legs, I couldn't
stay for the end of the
parade. But I appreciate
your parade and your
Let'em Have It line. As for
the woman, I hope she
learns her manners.
No marina. Mr. Vedder,
if there's one thing Venice
doesn't need, it's a marina
by the airport. During sea-
son, that bridge opening
causes us enough delay.
Just think what a marina
right there would cause.
No thanks.
Grow up. You Repub-
licans are poor losers. A
Dec. 3 letter to the editor
proves my point.


New law. I'm calling
about the recurring, short-
sighted comments about
the fire department using
fire trucks to get their
lunch. It seems to me the
logical solution would be
to allow the fire depart-
ment, like every other
worker in the United Stat-
es, to have a lunch hour. Of
course, that would require
passing an ordinance that
would not allow any fires,
traffic accidents or med-
ical emergencies between
the hours of 12 and 1
o'clock every day.
Christmas cheer. This is
a big thankyou to Hazeltine
Nurseries for those beauti-
ful poinsettias. They really
make our city look great.
Thanks, Hazeltine.
Go green. The newspa-
per bags make handy little
trash bags; and if you don't
need to use them for that,
recycle. We've all got to get
a little greener.


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SUN NEWSPAPERS 5A


WEEKEND EDITION DEC. 13, 2008






6A SUN NEWSPAPERS


WEEKEND EDITION DEC. 13, 2008


Happer, others apply for planning seat


Carlesimo in running


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR


The candidates to fill the
planning commission seat
vacated by Kit McKeon after his
election to Venice City Council
include Marshall Happer, de-
scribed byVenetian Golf & River
Club President Michael Rigdon
in a support letter to Mayor Ed


Martin as "the force behind
negotiations that resulted in
stipulations associated with the
Renaissance petition for the big
box retail center."
The Renaissance is in foreclo-
sure, due in part, according to
developer Mike Miller, to delays
by the city in approving its site
plan. Negotiations regarding the
foreclosure are ongoing.
AVGRC resident since August
2005, Happer spent the last 27
years representing various ten-


nis associations, including serv-
ing as executive director and in-
house counsel for the United
States Tennis Association from
1990-95, according to his appli-
cation.
"Participated in all negotia-
tions with the Federal Aviation
Administration during the (for-
mer NewYork mayors) Koch and
Dinkins administrations for the
diversion of LaGuardia (airport)
take-off flights away from the
USTA National Tennis Center


during each U.S. Open," his
resume states.
Others vying for the position
include:
Emilio Carlesimo, a 20-year
resident and retired firefighter
who ran unsuccessfully for a
seat on city council in No-
vember.
Fred Gibson, Realtor and
broker for Remax Alliance, and a
resident since 2003.
Joseph Simonetti, a retired
architect and former member of


the city's Architectural Review
Board.
Barry Snyder, a resident
since May 2007, a retired federal
government auditor who served
as inspector general of the
Federal Reserve Board from
1998-2007.
Mayor Ed Martin said he
would make the appointment,
subject to council approval, at
council's first meeting in Jan-
uary.
ggiles@venicegondolier.com


LEGAL NOTICES


18 NOTICE OF ADMIN.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WANDA J. BLUEBAUM
WHITE,
Deceased.
File No. 2008-CP-018320-
NC
NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION
(Testate)
To: JACK D. WHITE, JR.
Address unknown
The administration of the
estate of WANDA J. BLUE-
BAUM WHITE, deceased,
File No. 2008-CP-018320-
NC, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Sarasota County,
Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is
2000 Main Street, Sarasota,
Florida 34237. The estate is
testate and the date of the
decedent's Will and any
Codicils are April 1, 1996.
The names and addresses
of the personal representa-
tive and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set
forth below.
All interested persons on
whom a copy o the Notice
of Administration is served
must file objections that
challenge the validity of the
will, the qualifications of the
personal representative,
venue, or jurisdiction of this
Court, by filing a petition or
other pleading requesting
relief with this Court, in
accordance with the Florida
Probate Rules, WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first Publica-
tion of this Notice is Decem-
ber 13, 2008.
Personal Representative:
JACK D. WHITE
6789 Paseo Castille
Sarasota, FL 34238
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
THOMAS C. TYLER, JR., ESQ.
Florida Bar No. 911585
981 Ridgewood Avenue,
Suite 104
Venice, Florida 34285
Telephone: 941-488-4422
PUBLISH: Dec. 13, 20, 2008


19 NOTICE OF
AUCTION

NOTICE OF PUBLIC
AUCTION
The following vehicle/vessel(s)
will be auctioned for unpaid
towing & storage charges only,
per FS 713.78. Vehicle @ G &
S Towing 1652 Lake Ave,
Lehigh Acres 1. 1991 Chev
Caprice 4D Whi
1G1BN53E4MW206156. On
12/29/2008 at 9:00 am at
171 S Jackson Rd Venice, FL
PUBLISH: December 13, 2008
NOTICE OF PUBLIC
AUCTION
The Following vehicle/vessel(s)
will be auctioned for unpaid
towing & storage charges only,
per FS 713.78. Vehicle @ L&
T Towing, Inc. 100 Tonney
Penna Dr. Jupiter 1. 1992
Jeep Cherokee 4D Grn
1J4FT58SXNL242783. On
12/29/2008 at 9:00 am at
171 S Jackson Rd Venice, FL
PUBLISH: December 13, 2008
NOTICE OF PUBLIC
AUCTION
The following vehicle/vessel(s)
will be auctioned for unpaid
towing & storage charges only,
per FS 713.78. Vehicle @
North Collier Collision, Inc.
16210 Old 41 S, Naples 1.
2006 Ford Mustang 2D Red
1ZVFT80N065144586. 2.
2004 Chev Silverado Pk Whi
1GCEC14T34Z240037. 3.
1998 Mere Mystique 4D Red
3MEFM66LXWM614299. On
12/29/2008 at 9:00 am at
171 S Jackson Rd Venice, FL
PUBLISH: December 13, 2008

NOTICE OF PUBLIC
AUCTION
The following vehicle/vessel(s)
will be auctioned for unpaid
towing & storage charges only,
per FS 713.78. Vehicle @
Touch of Class Towing, 1355
Market Cir, Port Charlotte
1. 2000 Ford Mustang 2D Red
1FAFP4047YF161640. 2.
1997 Jeep Wrangler 2D Grn
1J4FY29P6VP427030. 3.
1990 Hond Accord 4D BIk
JHMCB7661LC020805. 4.
1990 Hond Prelude 2D BIk
JHMBB6155XC008554. 5.
2003 Chev Malibu 4D Gry
1G1NE52J83M619073. On
12/29/2008 at 9:00 am at
171 S Jackson Rd Venice, FL
PUBLISH: December 13, 2008


20 NOTICETO
CREDITORS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
JAMES RALPH BRIDGES,
A/K/A JAMES R. BRIDGES,
Deceased.

File No. 2008-CP-019338-
NC


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of JAMES RALPH BRIDGES,
A/K/A RALPH BRIDGES,
deceased, whose date of death
was AUGUST 4, 2008, File
Number 2008-CP-019338-
NC, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Sarasota County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is P.O. Box
3079, SARASOTA, FL
34230-3079. The names and
addresses of the personal 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
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is December
6, 2008.

Personal Representative:
CAROLYN A. EGNATOWSKI
329 Shamrock Blvd.
Venice, FL 34293

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Florida Bar No. 0351301
H. GREG LEE, P.A.
2014 Fourth Street
Sarasota, Florida 34237
Telephone: (941)-954-0067
PUBLISH: December 6, 13,
2008

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

SHERRY V. CALLARA and
KENNETH C. CARPENTER,
as personal representatives
of the Estate of Bernice
Harvey, Plaintiff
v.
WANDA ALFANO,
Defendant.

Case No. 2007-CA-3750-
SC

CLERK'S NOTICE OF SALE
UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45

NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in
accordance with the Default
Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated November 19,
2008, in the above-styled
cause, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash
at the Sarasota County
Courthouse, 2000 Main St.,
Room 108, Sarasota, FL
34237 at 8:30 AM Decem-
ber 22, 2008 the following
described property:
Parcel I:

LOT 3, EBONY ACRES,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 18, PAGE 35,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

Parcel II:
COMMENCE AT SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF LOT 1, CITRUS
PARK SUBDIVISION, AS PER
PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 50,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF SARA-
SOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA;
THENCE NORTH 89
DEGREES 29 MINUTES 08
SECONDS WEST 761.51
FEET TO POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; THENCE CONTINUE
NORTH 89 DEGREES 29
MINUTES 08 SECONDS
WEST 200 FEET TO THE
EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY
OF STATE ROAD; THENCE
NORTH 29 DEGREES 56
MINUTES 38 SECONDS
WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT
OF WAY 225.32 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 89
DEGREES 29 MINUTES 08
SECONDS EAST 137.82
FEET; THENCE NORTH 0
DEGREES 33 MINUTES 22
SECONDS EAST 135 FEET
SAID LOT 1; THENCE SOUTH
89 DEGREES 29 MINUTES
08 SECONDS EAST 176.48
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0
DEGREES 33 MINUTES 22
SECONDS WEST 329.56
FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. LESS ANY
PORTION EMBRACED IN
STATE ROAD RIGHT OF WAY
AND LESS MOST NORTHER-
LY 25 FEET THEREOF FOR
ROAD. BEING SAME LANDS
AS CONVEYED IN OFFICIAL


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

RECORDS BOOK 693, PAGE
377.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPER-
TY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.

Dated:. November 21, 2008
KAREN E. RUSHING
Clerk of Court
By: Grace Burch
Deputy Clerk
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

I CERTIFY that a true and
correct copy of the forego-
ing Notice of Sale under F.S.
Chapter 45 has been fur-
nished by United States Mail
on November 21, 2008 to
each of the following:
WANDA ALFANO, 760 N.
Tamiami Trail, Nokomis, FL
34275 and Law Office of
Raymond E. Miller, 218 Har-
bor Drive South, Venice, FL
34285, attorneys for Sherry
V. Callara and Kenneth C.
Carpenter, as personal rep-
resentatives of the Estate of
Bernice Harvey, 218 Harbor
Drive South, Venice, FL
34285.
By: Grace Burch
Deputy Clerk

VENICE GONDOLIER SUN
PUBLISH: Dec. 6, 13, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
STELLA S. FEDERLINE,
Deceased.
File No. 2008-CP-019529-
NC
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of STELLA S. FEDERLINE,
deceased, whose date of death
was October 3, 2008, and
whose social security number
is XXX-XX-4019, is pending in
the Circuit Court for SARASO-
TA County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is Post Office Box 3079,
Sarasota, Florida 34230.
The names and addresses of
the Personal Representative
and the Personal Representa-
tive's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER 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 PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS
DECEMBER 13, 2008.
Personal Representative:
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.
Post Office Box 15507
St. Petersburg, FL 33733
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
WAYNE C. HALL, ESQ.
Florida Bar No. 199524
HALL & ANDERSON, P.A.
1314 East Venice Ave, Ste E
Venice, Florida 34285
Telephone: (941) 480-0999
PUBLISH: December 13, 20,
2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
FLORENCE L. GOODRICH,
A/K/A FLORENCE H.
GOODRICH
Deceased.

File No. 2008-CP-19271-SC
Division: Probate

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of FLORENCE L. GOODRICH,
a/k/a FLORENCE H.
GOODRICH deceased, whose
date of death was NOVEMBER
3, 2008, is pending in the Cir-
cult Court for SARASOTA
County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota,
Florida 34230-3079. The
names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

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 DECEMBER 6,
2008.

Personal Representative:
DENNIS J. TRACY
229 Pensacola Road
Venice, Florida 34285

Attorney for
Personal Representative:
Dennis J. Tracy, Esq.
Attorney for Dennis J. Tracy
Florida Bar No. 176558
Dulmer & Tracy, Chartered
229 Pensacola Road
Venice, Florida 34285
Telephone: (941)-485-7761
Fax: (941)-488-9482
PUBLISH: December 6, 13,
2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROBERT A. JUNEO,
Deceased.

File No. 2008-CP-18933- SC

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of ROBERT A. JUNEO,
deceased, whose date of death
was August 19, 2008, and
whose social security number
is XXX-XX-8110, is pending in
the Circuit Court for SARASO-
TA County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is 2000 Main St., PO. 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
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims
or demands against the dece-
dent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST 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 Decem-
ber 6, 2008

Personal Representative:
Shirley A. Juneo
1120 Bird Bay Way
Venice, FL 34285

Attorneys for Personal
Representative
KANETSKY, MOORE &
DeBOER, PA, Attorneys at Law
227 S. Nokomis Ave.
P. O. Box 1767
Venice, FL 34284-1767
Telephone: (941) 485-1571
Erik R. Lieberman, Esq.
Florida Bar No. 393053
PUBLISH: December 6, 13,
2008

N THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
CHARLES BRUCE KELLK,
A/K/A CHARLES B. KELLK,
A/K/A CHARLES KELLK,
Deceased,

File No. 2008-CP-16139-SC

NOTICE TO CREDITORS


20 NOTICETO
CREDITORS

The Summary Administration of
the estate of CHARLES
BRUCE KELLK, A/K/A
CHARLES B. KELLK, A/K/A
CHARLES KELLK, deceased,
whose date of death was
APRIL 18, 2008 and whose
Social Security Number is (*),
is pending in the Circuit Court
for Sarasota County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address
of which is 4000 S. Tamiami
Trail, Venice, FL 34293. The
names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT 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 December 13,
2008.

Personal Representative:
Toby R. Kellk
7691 S. Southwood Circle
Davie, FL 33328

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
DAVID R. CORNISH, Attor-
ney
Florida Bar No. 0225924
355 W. Venice Ave.
Venice, FL 34285
Telephone: (941) 483-4246
PUBLISH: December 13, 20,
2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
LESLEY LUCKMAN,
Deceased.

File No. 2008-CP-16431-
NC

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The Florida administration of
the estate of LESLEY LUCK-
MAN, deceased, whose date
of death was June 4, 2008, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Sarasota County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of
which is 2000 Main Street,
Sarasota, FL 34237. The
names and addresses of the
co-personal representatives
and the co-personal representa-
tives' 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 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 December 13,
2008.

Co-Personal Representatives:
Alan M. Luckman
48 Old Farm Road
East Hills, NY 11577

Gregg A. Luckman
3171 Lydia Lane
Bellmore, NY 11710
Robert B. Luckman
67 Rock Hill Road
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577

Attorney for Personal
Representatives:
Michael L. Trop, Esq.
Florida Bar No. 152869
Adorno & Yoss LLP
Suite 1700
350 East Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: (954) 763-1200

PUBLISH: December 13,
20, 2008


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
DORA B. MOORE,
Deceased.

File No. 2008-CP-19565- SC

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of DORA B. MOORE,
deceased, whose date of death
was November 11, 2008,
2008, and whose social secu-
rity number is XXX-XX-XXXX,
is pending in the Circuit Court
for SARASOTA County, Flori-
da, 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
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims
or demands against the dece-
dent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST 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 Decem-
ber 13, 2008

Personal Representative:
ROBERT L. MOORE
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. O. Box 1767
Venice, FL 34284-1767
Telephone: (941) 485-1571
Florida Bar No. 041192
PUBLISH: December 13, 20,
2008


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROBERT J. PELTZ,
Deceased,

File No. 2008-CP-18908-SC

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The Summary Administration of
the estate of ROBERT J.
PELTZ, deceased, whose date
of death was FEBRUARY 11,
2008; File Number 2008-
CP-18908-SC, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Sarasota
County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is
4000 S. Tamiami Trail,
Venice, Forida 34293. The
names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.

All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is December 6,


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

2008

Personal Representative:
LARRY D. PELTZ
61310 Kadon Drive
New Concord, Ohio 43762

Attorney for
Personal Representative:
MARK W. MAZZEO
Florida Bar No. 119350
4140 Woodmere Park
Boulevard, Suite 4
Venice, Florida 34293
Telephone: (941)-408-8555

PUBLISH: December 6, 13,
2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR SARASOTA COUNTY
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF,
TIMOTHY L. RADFORD,
A/K/A TIM L. RADFORD,
Deceased.

File No. 2008-CP-018111-
NC
Division: Probate

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of TIMOTHY L. RADFORD
A/K/A TIM L. RADFORD,
deceased, whose date of death
was June 6, 2008, is pending
in the Circuit Court for SARA-
SOTA County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota,
Florida 34230-3079. The
names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS
DECEMBER 13, 2008.

Personal Representative:
NANCY M. RADFORD
2646 Kaley Drive
Talbott, Tennessee 37877

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Annette Z.P. Ross,
Attorney for NANCY M.
RADFORD
Florida Bar No. 0141259
901 Venetia Bay Blvd.
Suite 351
Venice, Florida 34285
Telephone: (941) 480-1948
Fax: 941-480-9277
PUBLISH: December 13,
20, 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. 2008-CP-18666- 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
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims
or demands against the dece-
dent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED


20 NOTICETO
CREDITORS

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 Decem-
ber 13, 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: December 13, 20,
2008


22 NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE

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

Case No 2008-CA006436-SC

COMMUNITY NATIONAL
BANK OF SARASOTA COUN-
TY,
Plaintiff,
vs.

MILTON W. MCLAREN, III,
AND CHERYL A.
MCLAREN AND JOHN DOE
AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION,
Defendants.

AMENDED NOTICE
OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE is hereby given pur-
suant to the Final Judg-
ment/Order entered in the
above-noted case, that I will
sell the following property sit-
uated in Sarasota County,
Florida, described as:

The following property locat-
ed in Sarasota County Flori-
da:

Lots 19050 and 19051 of
South Venice, Unit No. 72,
according to the Plat
thereof as recorded in
Plat Book 7, Page 60, of
the Public Records of
Sarasota County, Florida

at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder for cash, at
the Sarasota County Cour-
thouse, 2000 Main Street,
Historic Courtroom, Room
108, East Wing, Sarasota,
Florida 34237 at 8:30
A.M., on DEC. 22, 2008.
The highest bidder shall
immediately post with the
Clerk, a deposit equal to 5%
of the final bid. The deposit
must be cash or cashier's
check payable to Clerk of the
Circuit Court. Final payment
must be made on or before
5:00 p.m., of the date of the
sale by cash or chaser's
check.

PUBLISH IN:
VENICE GONDOLIER SUN

PUBLISH DATES:
DECEMBER 6, 2008
DECEMBER 13, 2008



38 OTHER NOTICES

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legal notification of chan-
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January 15, 2009, for
Comcast Cable customers
in digital capable areas of
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Charlotte Counties.

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WEEKEND EDITION DEC. 13, 2008


POLICE BEAT


Venice Police
Department arrests
Robert Goberman Jr.,
27, 1000 block Elaine St.,
Venice. Charge: aggravated
assault with deadly weapon
without intent to kill (do-
mestic). Bond: $2,000.
Thomas Robert Petty,
39, King Arthur Drive,
Nokomis. Charges: deal-
ing in stolen property,
false ownership of infor-
mation for pawned items
less than $300. Bond:
2,000.
Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office
arrests
Kristen L. Hankinson,
21, 200 block Sea Grape
Road, Venice. Charges:
battery on a law enforce-
ment officer, firefighter or
emergency medical care
provider (two counts),
resisting arrest with vio-
lence (two counts). Bond:
$5,000.
Michael Diangello Mor-
ris, 27, 1700 Banyan Drive,
Venice. Charges: posses-
sion of cannabis less than
20 grams, obstructing or
opposing an officer with-
out violence. Bond: $870.
Bobbi Jo Whiting, 40,
100 block North Havana
Road, Venice. Charges:
violation of probation


(possession of a controlled
substance), violation of
probation (DUI with prop-
erty damage). Bond: none.
Todd N. Horton, 44,
400 block Bayshore Road,
Venice. Charge: violation
of domestic injunction.
Bond: none.
Willie Lee Miller, 43,
500 block Cypress Ave.,
Venice. Charges: DUI with
previous conviction, DUI
.15 or higher or having a
passenger under 18 years
old, DUI. Bond: $3,000.
Michael Alexander
Swinehart, 42, 400 block
East Mission Trail, Venice.
Charge: fugitive-from-jus-
tice warrant (Las Vegas,
Nev.). Bond: none.
Sarah Curtiss, 35, 2200
block Harrier Way, Noko-
mis. Charges: third-degree
felony grand theft ($300-
$5,000), resisting officer in
recovery of stolen proper-
ty Bond: $1,500.
Jamie Cooley, 41, 600
block Osceola Road, No-
komis. DUI, driving while
license suspended, can-
celed or revoked. Bond:
$750.
Shelly Kay Hages, 24,
2500 block E. Venice Ave.,
Venice. Charge: attempt-
ing to obtain controlled
substance by fraud. Bond:
none.
Robert Charles Shu-


sta, 69, 600 block Leisure
St., Venice. Charge: disor-
derly conduct. Bond: $220.
Todd Douglas John-
son, 41, 1300 Mango Ave.,
Venice. Charge: DUI.
Bond: $500.
Victor Vincent LePore,
45, 300 block Shamrock
Blvd., Venice. Charge: pos-
session of drug parapher-
nalia. Bond: $120.
Russell Alvin Boeck,
45, 300 block Grove Road,
Venice. Charge: driving
while license suspended,
cancelled or revoked.
Bond: $250.
Paul Harley Leonard,
29, 356 Harvard Road,
Venice. Charge: sex of-
fender failure to register
change of address with
authorities. Bond: $20,000.
Dalerae Ann Hulings,
36,1900 block South Tami-
ami Trail. Venice. Charge:
contempt (nonpayment of
child support). Bond:
$7,070.
Alejandro Vigilcon-
treras, 23, 200 block Glen
Oak Road, Venice. Charge:
no valid driver license.
Bond: $500.
Ernest Johnson, 19, 500
blockAlligator Road,Venice.
Charges: unarmed burglary
of an unoccupied structure
conveyance, criminal mis-
chief less than $200. Bond:
$10,000.


Shannon Scott Kauff-
man, 42,40 blockW Oak St.,
Osprey Charge: domestic
battery. Bond: $5,000.
Sarasota Police
Department arrests
Michael Robert Knox,
57, 100 block Happy Hav-
en Drive, Osprey Charge:
permitting unauthorized
person to drive. Bond:
$120.
Paul Christopher
Field, 40, 2200 block Ewing
Drive, Venice. Charge: bat-
tery Bond: $750.
Bobby W Berkley, 52,
5200 block Athens Way
Venice. Charge: assault.
Bond: $120.
Florida Highway
Patrol arrests
John Joseph Mancusi,
49, 200 block North Ma-
tisse Circle, Nokomis.
Charge: DUI. Bond: $500.
James C. Eisenlohr, 66,
Nokomis. Charge: DUI
with property damage or
personal injury. Bond:
$2,000.
Criminal registrations
Tera Rena Rose, 31,
400 block South River
Road, Nokomis.
Jon Barton Keenan,
47, 300 block Lake Road,
Venice.
Stacy Ellen Kiebzak,


41, 400 block Carmel
Road, Venice.
Lee Ly Khan, 20, 200
block Shell Road, Venice.
Virginia Mae Cote, 39,
100 block East Airport
Ave., Venice.
James Russell Mc-


Cauley, 48, 2500 block
Dawn Road, Venice.
George Leon Duchene,
36, 700 block Southland
Road, Venice.
Sylvester Bernard Cam-
on, 45, 7400 block Cameo
Circle, Venice.


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PUBLISHER
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PHONE: (941) 207-1000
FAX: (941) 484-8460
8A
DEC.13,2008
WEEKEND EDITION


GONDOLIER SUN EDITOR
BOB MUDGE
bmudge@venicegondolier.com


OPINION


OUR VIEW



We hate to say we told you so, but...


n July we opined that Venice City
Council was making an error in not
giving its airport consultant, MEA
Group (now called Hanson), a chance to
address its concerns about a proposed
master plan update and layout plan.
"[I]t seems to us that council could
meet with MEA now and find out
whether the firm can make the desired
changes as part of its original contract,"
we wrote then. "That would advance
the process by weeks, if not months,
and keep city taxpayers from spending
a dime that doesn't need to be spent. ...
What do we have to lose?"
Five months later, we have an
answer: $212,000 and at least another
10 months.
And that's after council knocked
almost $100,000 worth of tasks off the
menu of services offered by DY Con-
sulting, the firm that takes over the work
from MEA.
Good thing DY doesn't have to rein-
vent the wheel.
You'll recall that MEA has already
been paid $350,000 by the Federal
Aviation Administration for the master
plan update and layout plan. Council -
both the pre- and post-November 2007
versions didn't like it, but, according


to MEA, no one told it what the prob-
lems with the plans were, let alone give
it a chance to fix them.
In fact, council members didn't
review the plans with an eye toward
compiling their concerns until the deci-
sion had been made to hire a new con-
sultant, whose services were initially
guesstimated to cost up to $450,000, if it
started from scratch. When council later
clarified and the new consultants
seeking the job confirmed that MEA's
plans would be used as much as possi-
ble, it was obvious the price tag would
shrink, but not how much.
Rather little, as it turned out. DY pro-
posed a scope of services totaling more
than $305,000, almost as much as the
original MEA contract, to do an "adden-
dum" to plans DY said were "done tech-
nically well."
Council decided it didn't need an
environmental study or all of the exten-
sive consensus-building activities DY
proposed, cutting the cost, which now
comes out of city airport funds, by
about $93,000. It did authorize, howev-
er, a sophisticated, six-month video sur-
vey of takeoffs and landings to get an
accurate count of airport traffic, and a
noise study.


Now, finding out how many planes
use the airport, and how loud they are,
is a good thing. Ideally, it will shed a lot
of light on the amount of traffic the air-
port is likely to serve in the future.
Anyone who thinks it will put the issue
to rest, however, is mistaken. Airport
opponents will question numbers they
think are too high, as they did with
MEAs more-informal (though FAA ac-
cepted) counts, while proponents will
blame numbers they think are too low
on a sagging economy that has people
cutting back on all forms of transporta-
tion and recreation.
And, to get back to our point, there's
the question why MEA wasn't told to do
a better count in the first place. Even if it
had cost what DY will be paid for it
(more than $30,000, with most of that
going to the subcontractor that will
actually do the work), it would be done
by now. Instead, it will probably be close
to a year before the plans are ready for
council to consider whether to send
them to the FAA and that would
make them roughly three years over-
due.
Those plans should not include a
proposal to shorten runway 4-22 to
accommodate FAA rules regarding run-


way protection zones. We're in favor of
preserving the Lake Venice Golf Club,
but all the consultants who have looked
at this situation have indicated they
thought the FAA could be satisfied with-
out taking a part of the golf course.
Besides, shortening 4-22, the noise-
abatement runway, would put more
planes bigger, louder ones on 13-
31, leading to more noise complaints.
Airport proponents would tell you that's
part of a secret agenda to get rid of the
airport. We're not conspiracy theorists,
so we're not in that camp ... at least, not
yet.
The bigger concern is that all of this is
costing the city good will at the FAA. If
so, the timing couldn't be worse.
With President-elect Barack Obama
pledging a major investment in the
country's infrastructure, the local econ-
omy needing a shot in the arm and 4-22
in need of renovation (for which plans
have been approved), FAA approval of
that project in the near future would be
most welcome. We don't see it happen-
ing with the future of the runway up in
the air, so to speak.
That could be a hidden but all too
real cost of changing horses in the
middle of this stream.


No lack of things


to worry about


MARY KAY RUPPEL
COLUMNIST


Recently, one of the
ladies at bridge told me
not to worry about the
world's financial turmoil,
just "cheer up and things
will get better." Well, I
cheered up and things got
worse. So to the Polly-
annas of the world, please,
just let me worry in peace.
I worry about whether
we should or should not
bail out the automotive
industry. General Motors
CEO Rick Wagoner arrived
in Washington, D.C., last
week in a car a GM car,
no less. At their first go-
round, the CEOs didn't
look too needy arriving in
their private jets. Also, it
might have been a good
idea to have been pre-
pared to give us their game
plans for rescuing the auto
industry. Duh!
So, they're back again
and supposedly have a
plan. The labor unions
have even agreed to tem-
porarily curtail not stop,
mind you some of their
more extravagant benefits.
It's a start.
I'm very worried about
my health-care plan. If
you're a senior citizen and
you have one of the
Medicare Advantage Plans
and you are not worried,
you haven't been paying
attention. If you are a
senior citizen who is fortu-
nate enough to have a
pension that includes your
health-care plan, breathe a
big sigh of relief. If you're a
GM salaried retiree, you
may want to hold that
breath for awhile.
Enrollment in private
Medicare plans has nearly
doubled in five years, to
10.1 million members.
Obviously, seniors love
them.
However, the "analysts"
from the Medicare Pay-
ment Advisory Commis-
sion say that private plans
have driven up costs
because the government
pays them 13 percent


more on average than
what it would spend for
the same beneficiaries in
traditional Medicare. Our
upcoming administration
is already hinting that it
intends to lower payments
to the private insurance
companies. That's the rea-
son they all pulled out in
the '90s, remember
The one thing these
well-paid researchers fail
to mention is that tradi-
tional Medicare was losing
billions of bucks a year due
to fraud, which was the
reason our government
pays private companies to
take us off of its hands. It
really doesn't take a rocket
scientist to realize that pri-
vate companies will be
more diligent in sniffing
out fraud than a govern-
ment employee.
If we go back to conven-
tional Medicare, then we
will once again have to
purchase a monthly sup-
plemental plan and a Part
D prescription plan (which
is going up in cost this
year). When I first joined
three years ago, my Social
Security benefit had no
deduction for Part B. Last
year, I saved $15 per
month. This year, I under-
stand, we will see no sav-
ings on Part B. So, the ero-
sion has already begun.
Since having a Medicare
Advantage Plan, I have
saved more than $200 per
month.
When I spoke to Con-
gressman Vem Buchanan
last year, neither he nor his
staff knew what a "Medi-
care Advantage Plan" was.
It's time we let them know.
I am not sure whether I
should be worried about
this situation, or amused:
An "atheist activist" wants
to have equal time for
nonreligious people at
Christmas time, so he's
proposed a "winter sol-
stice" holiday. It reminds
me of a joke I heard years
ago: "I used to be an athe-
ist, but I gave it up because
there were no holidays."
I may lose my home
and lifetime savings, but
there's one thing no one
can take from me my
worries.

Mary Kay Ruppel is a
Venice resident and has
been a frequent contribu-
tor to other publications.
She writes a regular col-
umn for this page.


LETTERS FROM OUR READERS


Talk about an impact fee


Editor:
Several months ago I had a small cottage built for my
mother on my property. I had all inspections and went to
pick up a certificate of occupancy.
That is when I found out that there were more than
$8,000 in impact fees due. I was never told about impact
fees when I applied for the permits.
I was told that the cottage is considered a single-fam-
ily home (yet I cannot rent it). I was told that if I subdi-
vided the property, I could sell the unit or rent it out.
The structure is a guest cottage, which my plans, per-
mits and survey all indicate. I can't understand why I was
charged for what could happen down the road.
I sent an e-mail to Commissioner Staub about this
and received no response, not even an acknowledge-
ment of my e-mail. I had hoped that she would have
called me to discuss the matter. I guess politics is the
same everywhere. They only call when they need your
vote.
It is hard enough in these economic times to make
ends meet. I had the cottage built so my mom could be
close and we would be able to care for her and not have
to rely on county services.
I was told that part of the impact fees goes to the
police and fire departments. So why do they keep calling
looking for contributions? In the future I will refer those
calls to the county commissioners.

Terry Naletko
Venice


Blame lies
with Congress
Editor:
We just watched a very
well done "NOW" docu-
mentary on PBS about the
mortgage mess and how it
happened. But instead of
looking at the real culprits
- Congressional Demo-
crats it did a very fo-
cused piece on how bond-
rating Wall Street agencies
greedily upgraded worth-


less mortgage packages to
"AAA" ratings. This, in or-
der to sell (read "unload")
them at a profit.
There was not a word
on how those worthless
packages were worthless
on delivery in the first
place, the real cause of this
train wreck. Oh no, can't
look into that.
Mortgage-gate is the
biggest media cover-up
I've ever witnessed. It


makes Watergate look like
a kids' picnic. And PBS, as
a taxpayer-funded tool of
the left, is doing its small
part to muddy the waters
further. Where are today's
Woodward and Bern-
stein's? When are the Fan-
nie Mae hearings going to
begin? Probably not soon.
In other words, instead
of researching the actions
of the captain and crew of
the Titanic, PBS went after
the croupiers in the game
room to determine how
much they were skimming
before the ship went
down, leaving viewers to
conclude that it was their
greed that sunk the vessel.
Oh, that's right, PBS -
Congress funds you, and
wouldn't like your cameras
on it, would they? Can you
say "conflict of interest"?
PBS/NPR, you're no Wood-
ward and Bernstein.

William Hoffer
Venice
Complacency caught
car companies
Editor:
The current crisis facing
the auto giants General
Motors, Ford and Chrysler
takes me back to the days
when everyone bought an
American-made car and
never even considered
buying any other.
Most of us were either
employed by these com-
panies or companies mak-


ing parts or accessories for
the auto industry. It didn't
seem to matter that they
built the cars to last only
three or four years before
needing major repairs. You
bought American.
Those dinky little Jap-
anese cars were a joke. So
they got 40 miles to the
gallon gas was cheap.
My friends and relatives
who worked in the auto
industry bragged about
how much they were paid,
and how little work they
had to do. The union took
care of them in any case.
It was this kind of com-
placency that brought
these companies to where
they are now. The global-
ization of the world's
economies puts us all in
direct competition for all
that we do, either in pro-
duction of goods or pro-
viding services.
With Barack Obama
now the president-elect,
real change has come to
our government. It's time
for us all to unite and help
bring about real change in
how we work and live.

Marvin D. Myszka
North Port


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WEEKEND EDITION DEC. 13, 2008


Auto bail-out a bad deal for taxpayers


BY VERN BUCHANAN
GUEST COLUMNIST

Washington never seems
to run out of ways to spend
taxpayers' money.
And this week was no
different as the House ap-
proved over my objec-
tions a government bail-
out of the automobile
industry.
The bill was a bad deal
for taxpayers.
I opposed it because the
automakers failed to de-
velop a restructuring plan
addressing the core of their
economic problems. A
rushed federal bailout com-
mitting $15 billion to prop
up an industry unwilling to
fix itself is a poor invest-
ment. The bill offered noth-
ing more than a Band-Aid
that would prove inade-
quate and ineffective in the
long run.
How can we ask the
American taxpayer to as-
sume the risk when the
companies and stakehold-
ers in the automotive in-
dustry refuse to develop
viable restructuring pro-
posals to address the very
problems that brought us to
this point?
Even worse, Chrysler's
owner, Cerberus Capital
Management, was unwill-
ing to invest its own money
in the car company's future.
It's wrong to ask the Amer-
ican taxpayer to help
Chrysler when the compa-
ny won't do the same.
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have predicted that the
$15 billion would be inad-
equate and that the auto
industry would come back
to the government seeking
far more assistance, in the
area of $120 billion.
Washington seems to
have forgotten that it's the
American people who pro-
vide the money for these
bailouts. Where do these
bailouts end? We are put-
ting our children and
grandchildren's future at
risk by adding to a moun-
tain of debt.
Although I understand
the need to take steps to
keep our economy from
slipping deeper into reces-
sion, I seriously question
whether spending billions
more in taxpayer money is
the right approach.
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best interest of the taxpay-
er? In this case, the answer
is no.
Like everyone else, I
want to see the auto in-
dustry succeed, but I have
to do what's right for our
taxpayers and our nation.
These are hard times for
everyone, businesses and
individuals, and we have
to draw the line when it
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ment of taxpayers' money
without adequate safe-
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At a town meeting I held
earlier this month on the
economy, more than 150
people showed up to
express their opinion on a
variety of issues, including
the auto bail-out. One of


those was William Bene-
dict, a retiree from Bra-
denton. Mr. Benedict's po-
sition was clear and sim-
ple: "Stop spending my
money," he said. "Stop giv-
ing it away."
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ment is shared by many
others in our district.
Whether you are a
senior citizen or a young
person just starting out in
the workforce, the govern-
ment has an obligation to
spend your tax dollars
wisely. The auto bailout
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1OA SUN NEWSPAPERS WEEKEND EDITION DEC. 13, 2008


SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL, JFENNELL@VENCEGONDOLIER.COM
Workers used 80-foot steel beams, 18 10,000-pound pistons and a massive hydraulic jack to
elevate Steve Hagan's home 30 inches in order to pour a new concrete foundation in compli-
ance with new FEMA regulations.


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matters worse, driving down the
appraised value of the home from
$900,000 in 2006 to $600,000 in 2008. That
meant reaching the threshold for the 50-
percent rule would happen at only
$300,000 worth of renovations instead of
$450,000.
Complicating matters, Hagan found
the county property appraiser's office
made an error on the square footage of
the house, stating it was 5,200 square feet
when it is only 4,200 square feet. The
county asked Hagan to wait until the new
county property appraiser takes office to
address the issue.
And contractor costs, he remarked,
"seem to be quite a bit higher in Florida
than other places."
When the county inspected the reno-
vations, it determined the improvements
were valued at more than 50 percent. He
would need to raise the home to meet
FEMA code.
Hagan went to the county permitting
office to see if he could phase in the per-
mits needed for the renovation. Too late,
the county said. The project was pulled
under one permit. There is no recourse,
he was told.
House raising
On Friday Hagan, CEO of National
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The project fell behind six weeks,
Hagan said, but he's looking forward to
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"Siesta has its pluses, its own charm,"
he said, "but it's a bit more touristy."
"We drove by this place in May 2007
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"We wanted to do everything right. We
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from a 1980s house to Key West style."
It was "the high dollar finishes that got
us in trouble, (but) the property warrants
it," Hagan said.
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paying attention to what it's going to take
to complete the project."

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out, it would be the steepest two-year
(2008-09) consecutive decline in motor
gasoline consumption since 1979-80"
when gas shortages and lines were com-
monplace, according to the report.
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ethanol content of motor gasoline, esti-
mated to be 635,000 bbl/d (barrels per
day) in 2008 and 675,000 bbl/d in 2009,
the decline in consumption of petrole-
um-based gasoline components is even
larger," EIA stated.
"Recent motor gasoline volume data
from the EIA and highway travel data
from the Federal Highway Adminis-
tration suggest that the precipitous
decline in gasoline prices by about $2.40
per gallon from the July 2008 peak has yet
to revive consumer demand for highway
travel, and hence for motor gasoline,
even after accounting for the current eco-
nomic downturn."
Residential heating oil prices also fell
"at a renewed pace" during the period
ending Dec. 8.
"The average residential heating oil
price fell 16.8 cents last week to reach
$2.512 per gallon, showing a decrease of
74.7 cents from this time last year," EIA
reported in its weekly forecast.
Gasoline prices peaked at $4.11 per
gallon for regular grade fuel in mid-July
2008.
Gas predictions
The Short-Term Energy Outlook report
predicts the annual average retail gaso-
line prices in 2009 will be $2.03 for regular
and $2.47 per gallon for diesel.
"The current global economic slow-
down is now projected to be more severe
and longer than in last month's 'Outlook,'
leading to further reductions of global
energy demand and additional declines
in crude oil and other energy prices,"
according to the EIA.
OPEC will meet Dec. 17 to "evaluate
the effectiveness of its earlier decisions"
to cut oil production by 1.5 million bar-
rels per day and weigh the need for addi-
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For gas prices to get close to a $1,
reported the Associated Press last week,
"oil prices probably would need to fall
another $10 a barrel" from last week -
"something that would have been impos-
sible to fathom during the first part of this
year as oil prices soared near $150 per
barrel."
In 1999 oil companies pumping North
Slope crude found themselves in the
same unthinkable predicament. Crude
was selling for $9 per barrel at its lowest,
which is below the cost of extracting it
from the ground.
Even as they operated at a loss, the
anticipated cost of shutting down and
restarting production would have been
considerable, according to Scott
Goldsmith, director of the University of
Alaska's Institute of Social and Economic
Research. So they kept the oil flowing
anticipating a turn around in the short
term, which occurred.
On Dec. 5 the West Texas Intermediate
Spot Average was $41.01 per barrel, down
from October's average of $76.61. The
imported average in December is $47 per
barrel, down from an average of $72.50 in
October.
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department came out with its fall revenue
forecast estimating North Slope crude
will level off in the $62-per-barrel range
throughout FY 2009.
"The department expects prices in FY
2010 will increase to an average for the
year of $74 .41," according to the report.
As for the price of regular gasoline
falling to $1 per gallon who knows?
"Who does know?" said Goldsmith.
"OPEC does, and they're not telling."
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contain five new build-
ings.
"It depends on the de-
sign," he said.
Preliminary plans now
call for a new gymnasium
(and keeping the current
one); a new auditorium
and/or performing arts
center (the district is dis-
cussing a more extensive
performing arts center
with the city of Venice); a
classroom "bar" (a rectan-
gular building that will
house classrooms); and a
two-story combination
cafeteria and media cen-
ter. If the current media
center stays, it will be ren-
ovated as an administra-
tion building.
If all goes according to
plan, the main part of the
construction will be done
in the summer of 2012 and
students will be in it for the
2012-13 school year, ac-
cording to Lempe.
The current time line is,


of course, subject to avail-
able funds.
Concern and hope
Moving forward, the
school district is con-
cerned about what the
state Legislature might do.
"They took away 0.25 of
a mill this year from school
districts for capital expen-
ditures, which reduced the
amount from 2 mills to
1.75 mills," Lempe said.
"There is talk about possi-
bly cutting another one-
fourth of a mill, and this
could affect the amount of
money the district can
borrow. But even if there is
another reduction in the
capital millage rate, I don't
think it will affect the VHS
rebuild."
Corcoran echoed that
response.
"I'm not concerned
about the reduction for
phases 1A and 2 -
Elementary School I and
SCTI, and the rebuilds of
Venice and Booker high


schools, even if there
would be an additional.25
reduction in the millage
rate for capital expendi-
tures," she said. "The
school district has very lit-
tle debt service, and we
still have adequate capaci-
ty for the high school re-
builds."
Corcoran said that
when the state cuts the
millage rate for capital
expenditures, the money
does not go away.
"They moved it to the
operating budget and
there is no difference in
what taxpayers pay," she
said. "The reason the
school district is con-
cerned about legislative
cuts is that the capital
budget took a double


whammy the rate was
cut from 2 mills to 1.75
mills and the value of
property was down 10.5
percent, so the district
received less money."
"Our assumptions are
on a 10.5-percent reduc-
tion of taxable property
values for schools and we
assume another 10 per-
cent for 2009," she said.
"Then we assume the
taxes will remain flat in
2010 and start to recover in
2011."
She said she thinks
property values went up
too quickly in the early
2000s "they skyrocket-
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administrators that the
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DEC. 13,2008
WEEKEND EDITION SPORTS


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


Shooting woes doom Venice Jutrows
free throws


Indians held to

18 percent from

the field in loss

to North Port

BY TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR

The North Port High
School girls basketball team
didn't have to do much scor-
ing to escape the Teepee with
a win Friday night.
The Venice High School
Lady Indians shot just 18 per-
cent from the field as North
Port coasted to a 44-31
District 5A-12 win.
"It wasn't very good," said
Venice head coach Bruce
Reichenbach. "Right now we
have a couple kids in shoot-
ing slumps. It wasn't their
defense because we had open
shots."
The frustration was visi-
ble on the face of Venice's
leading scorer, Juliana
Cavallaro. The freshman led
the team with 13 points but
struggled with 2-for-20 field
goal and 8-for-15 free throw
shooting.
"What we're trying to deal
with is the mental aspect of
the game, not to get so frus-
trated," Reichenbach said.
"Cavallaro and (Kirsten)
Walchle are shooters and
they've got to have the men-
tality that the next one is
going in."
Walchle had struggles of
her own, shooting just 19 per-
cent from the field and 33
percent from the line.
North Port (7-2) wasn't
exactly lights-out at 27 per-
cent field goal shooting, but
they didn't have to be. The
Bobcats built a solid lead in
the second quarter and were
able to hang on.
Venice (4-5, 3-3 in 5A-12)
trailed by just two after the
first quarter 14-12. North Port
outscored them, however, 11-
3 in the second period. The
26-15 halftime advantage
proved to be too much to
overcome.
North Port's Brittany
Konik led the team with a
game-high 17 points. Rheisa
Burke was close behind with
a 14-point, 10-rebound dou-
ble-double. Lauren Crowell
also pulled down 10
rebounds.
Venice got beat on boards
42-32, but freshman Laura
Hackett had a strong showing
with a game-high 13
rebounds.
"Her presence is appreci-
ated and she's learning every


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SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.com
Venice High School's Juliana Cavallaro, No. 25, gets fouled by North Port players during Friday night's 44-31


"We were sort of limited on our

participants tonight. The game

plan was to stay in a zone and

try and keep it close.... You

don't expect to shoot the ball

probably 19 percent."


Bruce Reichenbach,
Venice High School head coach


time out," Reichenbach said.
"She's one that hardly played
on the middle school team
and now she's starting varsity.
That's a big jump for her."
Venice was without bench
players Lynsey Butler, Sam


Pinkerton and Lindsey Craft
with various illnesses and
injuries.
"We were sort of limited on
our participants tonight. The
game plan was to stay in a
zone and try and keep it


close. ... You don't expect to
shoot the ball probably 19
percent," Reichenbach said.
Charlotte High School
hosts Venice Monday at 7:30
p.m.

Venice falls to Southeast
Southeast High School
held Venice to just eight field
goals Wednesday night as the
Seminoles rolled to a 57-35
District 5A-12 win.
The Lady Indians trailed
29-10 at halftime, but played
close in the second half.
Cavallaro led Venice with 18
points. Walchle followed with
nine despite failing to record
a field goal.
Southeast's Hanna led with
16 points, followed by Taite
with 10. The Seminoles are
tops in the district with a per-
fect 5-0 record.

miller@
venicegondolier.com


SCOREBOARD


Girls Basketball


Dec. 12


NORTH PORT (44)
Price 2-10 0-0 5, Smith 0-2 1-2 1,
Konik 5-14 6-8 17, L. Crowell 1-3 0-1 2,
Burke 4-13 6-10 14, Parraguez 1-4 0-0 3,
Black 0-2 0-2 0, M. Crowell 1-3 0-0 2,
TOTALS 14-51 13-23 44.
VENICE (31)
Walchle 3-16 1-3 8, Revels 0-2 0-1 0,
Jutras 2-4 0-0 4, Cavallaro 2-20 8-15 13,
Hackett 2-8 0-2 4, Vasilevskaya 1-4 0-1 2,
Johnson 0-1 0-0 0, TOTALS 10-55 9-22 31.
3-point goals North Port 3-18 (Konik
1-7, Parraguez 1-4, Price 1-7), Venice 2-9
(Walchle 1-4, Cavallaro 1-5). Rebounds -
North Port 42 (L. Crowell, Burke 10),
Venice 32 (Hackett 13). Fouled out -
Jutras. Technicals None. Total fouls -
North Port 16, Venice 18.
Dec. 10
VENICE (35)
Walchle 0 9-10 9, Craft 0 0-0 0, Revels
1 0-2 2, Jutras 1 0-0 2,
Vasilevskaya 0 0-0 0, Johnson 0 0-0 0,
Cavallaro 5 5-10 18, Hackett 1
2-3 4. Totals 8 16-25 35.
SOUTHEAST (57)
McPherson 3 1-2 7, White 1 0-0 2,
Hanna 4 7-10 16, Gill 3 0-0 6,
Dudley 1 0-1 2, Dunbar 0 1-2 1, Taite 3 4-6
10, Madsen 0 2-2 2,
Brooks 4 2-5 11.Totals 19 17-28 57.


Venice 3 7 11 14
Southeast 16 13 14 14


3-point goals Venice 3 (Cavallaro 3),
Southeast 2 (Hanna, Brooks). Fouled out
- Hanna, Hackett, Jutras. Technicals -
None. Total fouls Venice 21,
Southeast 21.


Boys Basketball
Dec. 11


VENICE (77)
Jutras 5-9 17-23 28, C. Burton 3-3 1-2
7, T Burton 2-8 6-9 12, Hackett 0-1 0-0 0,
Grant 4-7, 5-6 13, Flerlage 2-6 4-6 8, Tellor
3-4 0-0 6, Revels 1-1 1-2 3, TOTALS 20-39
34-48 77.
LAKEWOOD RANCH (60)
Johnson 4-6 5-8 13, Carlton 5-13 3-5
14, Diaz 3-7 1-2 7, Ziyich 6-16 2-4 17,
Baker 1-8 4-4 6, Scro 0-2 1-2 1, Snowball
0-1 1-2 1, Zarella 0-1 1-2 1,TOTALS 19-54
18-29 60.
3-point goals Venice 3-9 (T.
Burton 2-5, Jutras 1-3), Lakewood
Ranch 4-15 (Ziyich 3-8, Carlton 1-2,
Baker 0-3, Scro 0-1, Snowball 0-1).
Rebounds Venice 30 (T. Burton 7),
Lakewood Ranch 26 (Diaz 8). Fouled out
- Diaz, Burton. Technicals Lakewood
Ranch 1. Total Fouls Venice 23,
Lakewood Ranch 27.


Girls Soccer
Dec. 10
At Venice


North Port 0 0
Venice 4 1


First half 1, Venice, Trujic (Jenkins),
8th minute. 2, Venice, LaRocque, 16th
minute. 3, Venice, LaRocque (Bolyard),
20th minute. 4, Venice, Jenkins, 35th
minute.
Second half 5, Venice, Donets, 76th
minute.
Yellow cards None.


Boys Soccer
Dec. 11
At Cardinal Mooney
Venice 0 1 1
Cardinal Mooney 1 3 4
First half 1, Cardinal Mooney,
Obermeier, 24th minute.
Second half 2, Cardinal Mooney,
Obermeier (Sledjeski), 53rd minute. 3,
Venice, Delahanty, 64th minute. 4, Cardinal
Mooney, Provost (penalty kick), 75th minute.
5, Cardinal Mooney, Obermeier, 79th minute.
Girls Weightlifting
Dec. 11
At Venice
PORT CHARLOTTE 86, LEMON BAY
45, VENICE 36, NORTH PORT 35, BOOK-
ER 15.
101 -1, Ingebretson (PC) 110-105-
215; 2, Roy (PC) 100-100-200; 3, McCoy
(LB) 95-100-195. 110 -1, Newell (LB) 95-
120-205; 2, LaFaille (PC) 120-110-230; 3,
Taylor (LB) 95-110-205. 119 -1, Custard
(PC) 115-115-230;2, Frett (B) 110-120-
230; 3, Steinfath (LB) 115-105-220. 129 -
1, Dooling (V) 125-125-250; 2, Chappel (V)
12-125-245; 3, Rossip (PC) 85-95-180.
139 1, Ingman (PC) 150-145-295; 23, 2,
Krzeminski (PC) 130-155-185; 3, Barnett
(V) 140-135-275.154 --1, McBride (PC)
150-140-290; 2, Daniels (V) 115-145-260;
3, Bastien (PC) 115-130-245. 169- 1,
Barnes (NP) 110-150-260; 2, Schroder
(PC) 120-135-255;3, Cohn (LB) 110-115-
225. 183 Stamp (PC) 135-135-270;
2, Crooks (NP) 135-120-260; 3, Lewis
(PC) 135-135-270.199 1, Beauvais
(NP) 135-160-295; 2, Collins (LB) 145-
140-285; 3, Johnston (PC) 125-125-250.
UNL 1, Bernard (PC) 195-170-365; 2,
Silcox (PC) 150-125-275; 3, Smith (LB)
140-115-255.


Wrestling
Dec. 10
VENICE 54, BAYSHORE 26
103 Parker (V) p. Greene, 1:02; 112
- David (B) p. Shaner, 3:59; 119 Clark
(V) p. Vaca, 1:40; 125 Schuchert (V) fft.;
130 Porvaznik (V) fft.; 135 Orzech
(B) maj. d. Crain, 16-5; 140 Montero (V)
p. Williams, :49; 145 Gonter (V) p.
Melcher, 1:05; 152 Hansen (V) p.
Young, 5:10; 160 Schopfer (B) p. Trigg,
4:40; 171 Field (V) p. Meschelle, 3:57;
189 Skeim (B) maj. d. Medel, 18-5; 215
- Martin (B) p. Menalao, 1:20; 285 -
Balsinger (V) p. Frye, 2:35. RECORDS -
Venice 4-1, Bayshore 2-3.
On Deck
SATURDAY
Wrestling
Venice at Captain Archer Memorial
Invitational
At Charlotte, 10 a.m.
Basketball
Venice at Booker, 7:30 p.m.
MONDAY
Boys Soccer
Manatee at Venice, 6 p.m.
Girls Basketball
Venice at Charlotte, 7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY
Boys Soccer
Venice at Southeast, 6 p.m.
Boys Basketball
Bayshore at Venice, 7:30 p.m.
Girls Soccer
Lakewood Ranch at Venice, 8 p.m.


lift Venice



over Ranch

BY TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR

Kyle Jutras shoots a lot of free
throws.
Like any successful basketball play-
er, the Venice High School senior takes
plenty of reps from the charity stripe
each day. But not even in practice does
he shoot as many as he did Thursday
night at Lakewood Ranch High School.
"I attacked the rim, made some con-
tact and got to the free throw line,"
Jutras said. "I used my brain to try to get
there, be creative to get there as many
times as I can."
Venice's co-captain made his way to
the line a whopping 23 times, hitting
on 17 trips. Jutras finished with a sea-
son-high 28 points to lead Venice to a
77-60 District 5A-12 win at Lakewood
Ranch. The Indians went 34-for-48
from the line. In the fourth quarter
alone Venice drained 16 of 22 free
throws.
"It was kind of a physical game,"
Venice head coach Steve Cavallaro
said. "It must have been almost four
minutes left when they started fouling
and putting us on the line, which is not
what I would have anybody do to us.
We shoot free throws real well."
The lead changed hands three times
in a back-and-forth first period. Venice
(2-0, 2-0 in 5A-12) ended the quarter
with a 17-14 lead thanks mostly to 11
points by Jutras.
The Indians began to pull away in
the second quarter. Highlighted by a
four-point burst and fast break by
Justin Grant, Venice went on a 14-3 run
as they took a 37-23 halftime advan-
tage. Grant finished the game with 13
points.
Venice sustained their lead in the
third and took over on free throws in
the fourth for the win.
Although Lakewood Ranch's Nick
Diaz recorded a game-high eight
rebounds, Venice won the battle with
30 boards to 26. Junior Trey Burton,
who also scored 12 points on the night,
registered a team-high seven
rebounds. Venice senior Anthony
Hackett came down with five while
Matt Tellor and Zach Flerlage each
pulled in four.
Cole Ziyich led Lakewood Ranch (1-
5, 1-4 in 5A-12) with 17 points. Jake
Carlton followed with 14 and Daunte
Johnson finished with 13.
Even though they've been together
less than a week, Cavallaro is pleased
with the way his team is beginning to
gel. It showed on the floor Thursday as
the Indians made more than 50 per-
cent of their field goal attempts while
eight different players appeared in the
scoring column.
"I'm looking for my teammates to
see if they can get a better shot than the
one I have," Jutras said. "If I'm driving
and I see Clay (Burton) or Trey, of
course I'm going to give the ball up. I
play unselfish, that's how this team
plays."
Venice travels to Booker High School
Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
tmiller@venicegondolier.com



Ouch!


SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL,
jfennell@venicegondolier.com
Venice High School's Myra Jenkins,
No. 10, collides in midair with a North
Port player Wednesday night. The
Indians downed North Port 5-0 at
Powell-Davis Stadium.





WEEKEND EDITION DEC. 13, 2008


Indians outsmart


the competition


BY TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR


Although Tampa Plant
High School eliminated the
Indians in the Region 5A-3
finals almost a month ago,
Venice can still call them-
selves state champions.
With a 3.751 team grade
point average, Venice out-
smarted the rest of Class 5A
to capture the FHSAA
Academic Team Champion
Award in volleyball. Plant
did not qualify.
"Even though Plant's beat
us on the court the last cou-
ple years, at least our kids
will be signing their pay-
checks one day," said Venice
head coach Brian Wheatley.
Naples Gulf Coast (3.697)
and Fort Lauderdale St.
Thomas Aquinas (3.564),
finished second and third,
respectively. Venice placed
third in all volleyball classi-
fications, falling short of
only Seven Rivers Christian
(3.876) and Circle Christian
(3.850) schools, both mem-
bers of Class 1A.
To qualify, team must
post a GPA of 3.0 or higher
on an unweighted scale
during the previous semes-


ter. Teams must participate
in FHSAA state series com-
petition to be eligible. The
winner in each classifica-
tion receives a commemo-
rative plaque, according to
FHSAA.org.
Venice is no stranger to
Academic Team Champion-
ships. The boys basketball
team is the two-time
defending state champion
in the classroom.
The Indians also received
recognition in four other fall
sports this year.
The girls cross country
team placed fifth in Class
3A with a 3.57. The girls
swimming and diving team
placed 13th in the same
classification. The boys golf
team logged a 3.067 and the
girls logged a 3.407 for 21st
and 10th, respectively, in
Class 2A.
The volleyball team has
ranked highly before,
Wheatley said, but this is
the first outright win.
"I'm gonna get a big ole
T-shirt saying 'STATE
CHAMPS,'" Wheatley said.
"And then put real small,
'academics.'"
miller@
venicegondolier.com


BY TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR


The old weight room at
Venice High School stinks.
It's hot, humid and it
smells like B.O.
"It smells like a real
wrestling room," saidVenice
assistant wrestling coach
Dave Porvaznik.
Now that floor installation
has begun in Venice's new
wellness center, the wrestling
team has finally moved into its
permanent home. The differ-
ence in attitude within the
confines of their sweat-soaked
sauna is palpable. People,
even coaches, are smiling.
With only a few returning
starters and a handful of first-
year wrestlers, the Indians
have muscled their way to a
surprising 4-1 start. Last week
Venice placed four wrestlers
at the East Lake Invitational
tournament. The Indians
defeated Bayshore High
School Wednesday night by
virtue of seven pins.
"We know we have a very
young team and we weren't
expecting the kids to come
together like they have,"
Porvaznik said. "They've been
coming together for each other


and it's great... We've been hav-
ing a lot of fun and it's starting
to wear off on the mat."
Veterans Billy Field (171),
Devin Balsinger (285), Edgar
Montero (140), Tony Gonter
(145) and Alex Hansen (152)
each recorded pins at
Bayshore. Two new additions
to this year's varsity team,
Matt Parker (103) and Brian
Clark (119), also put their
opponents on their backs.
"I just think we're getting
better," said head coach Dan
Kelly. "I think we're becoming
a better team."
Venice might be in for a bit
of a reality check when they
head to Charlotte High
School on Saturday for the
Captain Archer Memorial
Invitational. Going up
against powerhouses like
Charlotte, Palmetto Ridge
and Riverdale high schools
can be a humbling experi-
ence, but it's going to take a
lot to get these guys down.
"We're happier not just
because we're 4-1. We're hap-
pier because the kids are
bonding together. We're hap-
pier because we've got our
new home. We're happier that
the team is coming together,"
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Carlton honored by MCC scholarship


FROM MCC


Manatee Community
College has named a pres-
tigious Student Govern-
ment Association schol-
arship in honor of Lisa
Carlton, the recently
term-limited state sena-
tor whose legislative dis-
trict included MCC.
Carlton learned about
the honor in a surprise
presentation at the Dec. 9
meeting of the MCC dis-
trict board of trustees at
MCC Bradenton. She was
presented with a com-
memorative medallion
by Steve Harner, board
chair, and met some of
the current SGA officers
who receive the scholar-
ship.
The scholarship's total
cumulative award is up to
$7,500 annually with indi-
vidual awards ranging
from $300 to $400 each
term, depending on the
office held. Students elect-
ed to the SGA Executive
Board must maintain a 2.5
grade point average and
be enrolled in a minimum
of nine semester college
credit hours.
Carlton, whose 10-
year service in the
Florida Senate ended last
month due to term lim-
its, also served four years
in the Florida House. Her
Florida Senate District 23
included Sarasota County
and parts of Manatee and


Charlotte counties. Carlton
co-manages, with her
mother and sister, the
Mabry Carlton Ranch in
southeast Sarasota County.
During her tenure in
the Florida Senate, Carlton
rose to the second high-
est-ranking post, presi-
dent pro tempore. She also
held the positions of
appropriations chair and
education appropriations
chair, among other high-
level committee assign-
ments.
MCC President Dr.
Lars A. Hafner, who knew
Carlton when they served
in the Florida House
together in the mid-
1990s, explained the sig-
nificance of naming the
SGA award for the retired
legislator.
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Augusta Hamilton
Augusta "Gussie" Hamilton, 105, of
Cedar Park, Texas, passed away at home
on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008.
Augusta was born on Sept. 1, 1903, in
West Millgrove, Ohio, to Fred and
Dessie Burdick. She married Frank L.
Hamilton in 1922, and lived in Toledo,
Ohio, until she moved to Venice in 1984;
in 2006 she moved to Cedar Park.
Gussie retired from Bostwick &
Braun Co. in 1970, belonged to Colling-
wood Chapter 184 O.E.S., and was a 50-
year member of Pilgrim Church. She
had a servant's heart and helped many
other people by delivering Meals on
Wheels, cooking at the church, and vol-
unteering at the local hospital and thrift
shop in Venice until she was 100, accu-
mulating more than 17,000 volunteer
hours.
Gussie is survived by her daughter,
Phyllis M. Fitzmorris, of Venice; son,
Richard, and his wife, Cynthia, of Cedar
Park; five grandchildren, Michael R.
Fitzmorris of Tucson, Ariz., Timothy L.
(Terri) Fitzmorris of Simpsonville, S.C.,
Brian D. (Carmen) Hamilton of Cedar
Park, Bruce M. (Kristi) Hamilton of
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(William) Karau of Southlake, Texas;
eight great-grandchildren; two great-
great-grandchildren; several nieces; a
nephew; and her cousin, Ruth Smith of
Toledo.
Our family would like to express a
special thank-you to Zalina, Sherry and
Karen of Shenandoah Villa Assisted
Living; the Odyssey Hospice team,
especially to her nurse, Lori; and her
companion, Alicia Valdez, for a job well
done.
Services: A memorial service will be
held on Sunday, Dec. 21, at 3 p.m. at
Hill Country Bible Church NW. Burial will
be at a later date in Toledo. Services
are under the direction of Beck Funeral
Home, Austin, Texas.
Contributions: Donations may be made
to Odyssey Hospice Foundation, 4201
West Parmer Lane, Building C, Suite 100,
Austin, TX 78727; or to Grace United
Methodist Church, 400 E. Field Ave.,
Venice, FL 34285.
Clifford C. Lamberty
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Home, Venice, is in charge of arrange-
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creative.
Being creative has nothing to do with reinventing the wheel. Operati
from the premise that nothing is new, one just needs to adapt the old ti
and true ideas to one's present situation.
Regifting
"Regifting" is not a new concept, nor is it a four-letter word.
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Duck cookie jar, and you were given three of them last Christmas, it is i
even the late Emily Post would encourage you to pass on one of them t
one else. On the other hand, it might be better not to regift that awful C
tie from Aunt Hagatha. It always is the thought that counts after all. Get
together with friends to swap presents you have received in oth, -i \ I 11
and not used. When regifting is appropriate and will make some, (n
happy, do it.
Time and talent
Giving your time or talent is another tried and true
way to check off your gift list.
"I love the idea of giving people you love IOU presents,"
Raymond James money expert Paula Dumas said. "Give a
certificate for a massage or a car wash and actually do it
yourself.
"Give someone the night off from cooking. Let your kids
pick a playdate of their choice."
Decorate a tree for an elderly person no longer able to do
so, and/or offer to take down and store away the decorations.
Help someone wrap presents. Offer to drive someone to the
store. Think about the people on your list and their needs or
interests the gift ideas should flow.


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Instead of purchasing ornaments to decorate the family *
tree, use what you have.
"That was the genesis of our tree," Linda Moore said. "When the
children had grown, we gave them the family ornaments and we
downsized. We had this collection of silver things, so I didn't have to
go out and buy ornaments. I used what I had."
That was several years ago. This year, the Moore tree still contains those orna-
ments and white silk ribbons, but a few smaller silver glass ornaments have been HOTO
added, along with some real candles. The candles are not lit but remind the family
of an earlier time when real candles decorated the family tree and were lit briefly on Christmas
Eve.
Bartering
Bartering goods or services can be a double gift. Bartering and trading is always popular
when the economy is slow. At holiday gift time, the person you may wish to give a service to
quite likely would be eager to give something similar to you.
Such sharing can extend to holiday entertaining. Host a potluck event. It can be a simple
tree-trimming party to which guests bring their favorite holiday cookies, or a dinner party for
which the host provides the entree and the guests bring everything else.
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Go somewhere with friends or family. There are plenty of Christmas Eve services, caroling concerts or other
community holiday events. Many are free. Most have only nominal ticket prices. Enjoying such a special event
with family and friends can become an annual tradition.
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Or stay home and bake holiday cookies and package bags of cocoa mix and marshmallows as gifts.
"Bake a lot to distribute to neighbors and friends," suggested Ania Morris, career adviser at the Women's
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rations such as popcorn
or cranberry strings.
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grandparents," Morris
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Clip some shrubbery to
use for making a holiday
wreath.
Wild things
"Be careful of going
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ting something," Sarasota
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Resource Protection Matt
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sure you get the approval
of the property owner."
Oosterhoot also
advised being careful with
what you cut. Brazilian
pepper, with its red
berries, looks like perfect
Christmas wreath materi-
al and the county is in
favor or its removal
because it is an invasive
plant.
"Some peppers cause
allergies," he said. "It is
part of the sumac family
and some people break
out like they have poison
ivy."
When the plant is flow-
ering (berries are ripe), be
careful that the berries are
not accidentally scattered,
because that could cause
an increase in prolifera-
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serve land in question.
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Recycle more than
gifts. Cut up last year's
holiday cards to use as gift
tags or postcards this year.
Wrap presents in old
newspapers. Use the col-
orful cartoon pages for
children's gifts, sports
pages for sports fans or
business pages for gifts to
accountants. Old fabrics
and even old clothing can
be recycled as gift wrap.
See the photo from
Gatwick Express accom-
panying this article. The
photo came with a press
release offering free gift
wrapping for passengers
on the train from Gatwick
Airport to London. The
passengers must bring
presents and old newspa-
pers, shirts, plastic bags
and such to the First Class
car on the train, where
professional gift wrappers
wrap the presents. While
flying to Gatwick for free
gift wrapping is not likely
to be a money-saver this
holiday season, the recy-
cled gift wrapping idea
seemed to fit with the
scope of this article.


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Now that gasoline
prices have dropped
more than 50 percent,
consider a holiday road
trip. Most of the resort
hotels in Florida have
especially wonderful dec-
orations and there is no
charge to stop and look.
The tree at the Grand
Floridian at the Walt
Disney World Resort is
stunning and so is the
full-sized gingerbread
house in the lobby.
Experience the elegance
of old Florida at the
Renaissance Vinoy Hotel
in St. Petersburg or the
Don Cesar at St.
Petersburg Beach. There is
no charge for self-parking
at the Disney hotels. For
the Vinoy, save money by
parking on the street near-
by. At the Don Cesar, park
your car yourself in the
hotel lot. Save even more
by walking around your
own neighborhood to
check out the lighting dis-
plays. Some of the biggest
displays in the world can
be found online at
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Donate to Toys for Tots or
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take it to the
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Instead of mailing your
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Books do not have to
be costly presents, Morris
said. Buy used books at
www.amazon.com or save
even more by shopping at
the used book store at the
Venice Public Library.
Personalize the gift with a
bookmark. A homemade
bookmark saves money
and is a gift in itself.
Morris said that in her
family the rule is "one gift
per person," no matter
what the cost. Family gifts
are another suggestion
from Morris.
Budget first
"Come up with a holi-
day budget and stick to
it," Dumas said. "Don't
just go shopping and fill
the cart."
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when you shop locally you
not only are more likely to
find unusual and special
gifts but that you also sup-
port the local economy, in
effect giving two gifts for
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available and watching for
sales advertised in the
newspaper, Helen Santora
of the Women's Resource
Center said.
Consider that the
money you save by using
one or more of these ideas
will reap benefits in
January when the bills
come in. Ideally, instead
of bills, there will be noth-
ing but happy memories
of a most special holiday.
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and all a safe and saving
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Candlelight memorial
Time: 6 p.m. drive-through; 7 p.m. ser-
vice
Where: Venice Memorial Gardens, 1950
Center Road, Venice
Notes: The community is invited to the
16th annual Candlelight Memorial Serv-
ice, where more than 7,000 luminaries
will be lit. A service filled with music and
Scripture is planned, along with a recog-
nition of all those who were laid to rest in
the past year. Refreshments will follow.
Volunteers wanting to help set up lumi-
naries can call the office.
Call: 493-4246
Book signing
Time: 1 p.m.
Where: Sanddollar Bookstore, 272 W
Miami Ave., Venice
Notes: Arlene Klein signs "The Grand-
father of Possibilities."
Call: Sviat Makohon at 587-9313 to
reserve signed copies
Show and signing
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Where: Abbacino Galleria, 243 W Venice
Ave., Venice
Notes: Artist/author Bobette Stanbridge
introduces two new children's books,
"The Magic Kite" and "A Joyful Day!"
Call: Chris and Harvey Davis at 485-7600
to reserve signed copies of her books and
prints
Link: www.abbacinogalleria.com
Dance
Time: 7-10 p.m.
Where: Country Club Estates, 700
Waterway, Venice
Notes: Music by Bill Millner Trio, BYOB,
reservations requested.
Cost: $7
Call: 488-5341
'A Christmas Carol'
Date: Dec. 13-14
Time: 2-3:30 p.m.
Where: Venice Theatre, 140W. Tampa
Ave., Venice
Notes: Delightful and dramatic lights and
sounds of this classic tale follow Ebenez-
er Scrooge as he reflects on his past, pre-
sent and possible future.
Cost: $12-24
Call: 488-1115
Link: venicestage.com, tickets
Christmas concert
Time: 6:45-8:45 p.m.
Where: Unitarian Universalist Congre-
gation ofVenice, 1971 Pinebrook Road,
Venice
Notes: Deborah Berioli performs with
Lee Dougherty Ross, pianist; Maria Suli-
mirski, soprano; and Janet Onnie, flutist;
student spotlight is on Emily Rebecca
Dwyer, violinist.
Cost: $20
Call: 284-5972
Link: veniceperformingarts.com
Arts and crafts fair
Date: Dec. 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Dec. 14, 10
a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Venice Community Center, 326 S.
Nokomis Ave., Venice
Notes: Many exhibitors; variety of gifts;
free admission; free parking.
Call: 497-5438
Prime Cooking Club
Time: 11 a.m.
Where: Call for directions to Venice loca-
tion.
Notes: Cookies Galore is the theme. Each
participant will be provided with flour,
sugar and leavening and must bring
other ingredients for two recipes. The
group will make cookies, exchange rec-
ipes and share cookies. Very limited
enrollment available.
Cost: $10
Call: 321-3990
Sierra Club walk
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Where: Deer Prairie Preserve Park, near
Old Forbes Land Ranch, Venice
Notes: Wear sturdy shoes for this 4- to 6-
mile walk, carry water, sunscreen, snack
and lunch if time allows. Space is limited.
Sponsored by the Manatee-Sarasota
Sierra Club.
Cost: $5 donation, members and non-
members
Call: Reserve with Sally at 484-4113.
Scandinavian Club
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Where: Venice Public Library, 300 S.
Nokomis Ave., Venice
Notes: Christmas potluck and gift
exchange
Call: 497-3904
Corvette Club's Toys for Tots
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


Where: Bill Buck Chevrolet, 2324 South
Tamiami Trail, Venice
Notes: New, unwrapped toys only; cash
donations accepted; all toys will be dis-
tributed in the Venice area. Music will be
provided by Tom's Traveling Tunes.


Corvettes will be on display.
Call: 493-3416
Boy Scout yard sale
Time: 9 a.m-3 p.m.
Where: Venice Animal Clinic, 1267 U.S.
41 Bypass, Venice
Notes: Boy Scout Troop 1001 will sell hol-
iday gifts.
Holiday walk and tree lighting
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: Venice Arboretum at West Blalock
Park, Venice
Notes: Hot cider, snacks and holiday
cheer is on tap.
Call: 207-8224
Link: volunteers@vabi.org
Flying Hands deaf
Christmas party
Time: 6 p.m.
Where: Community for the deaf and
hard of hearing, 5107 14th St. W, Bra-
denton
Notes: Bring covered dishes, gift ex-
change more than $5, leave tags, note
male or female; will have raffle tickets.
Cost: $4 single; $6 family with food; add
$2 without food
Call: 758-2549
Link: jjones@ccdhh.org
Ballroom dancing
Time: 10-11 a.m. every Saturday
Where: Gotta Dance Studio, 303 South
Tamiami Trail, 4 Bays Center, Nokomis
Notes: All welcome. No partner needed.
Free.
Call: 486-0326
Club food
Time: noon
Where: Venice-Nokomis Elks Lodge, 1021
Discovery Way, Nokomis
Notes: Hobo lunch surprise
Cost: $3
Call: 486-1854
Walk a hound, lose a pound
Every day, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Woodmere Park, 3951 Woodmere
Park Blvd., Venice
Notes: Walk the inside perimeter of Paw
Park and you've walked a mile.
Call: 861-5000
Sail the Gulf
When: Saturdays 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Nokomis Beach Park, Albee
Road, Nokomis
Notes: Sail with us.
Call: Capt. Robert, 587-9313
E-mail: rjkillian@yahoo.com
Link: www.aquarianquest.org
Italian night
Time: 5-10 p.m.
Where: American Legion, 1770 E. Venice
Ave., Venice
Notes: Food from 5-7; dance 7-10 p.m.
Cost: $8
Call: 485-4748
Eagles Aerie 3482
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Where: 621 East Colonia Lane, Nokomis
Notes: Bingo at 6 p.m.; steak dinner or
prime rib 5-8 p.m.
Call: 484-4470
Navy Seabees
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Family Table Restaurant, 14132
Tamiami Trail, North Port
Notes: All Navy Seabee veterans and
guests from Charlotte, DeSoto and
Sarasota counties, are welcome the sec-
ond Saturday of the month.
Call: 497-3376


SUNDAY, DEC. 14
Venice Gardens Christmas party
Time: 4 p.m.
Where: 406 Shamrock Blvd., Venice
Notes: Dinner at 5 p.m. catered by
Amore's Restaurant, followed by Encore
chorus, music by the Wan-A-Bes.
Cost: $18
Call: 493-7180 or 493-5743
E-mail: rsimm2@comcast.net
Santa in the park
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Where: Venice Arboretum at West Blalock
Park, Venice
Notes: Meet with Santa and share holiday
wishes.
Call: 207-8224
Link: volunteers@vabi.org
Historic Venice Trolley Tours
Date: Jan. 5 is the date to purchase
reserved seating
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday and
Wednesday
Where: Triangle Inn, 351 S. Nassau St.,
Venice
Notes: Reserved tickets go on sale for
trolley tours that will run on these
Saturday: Jan. 24, Feb. 7, Feb. 21 and
March 7. Each Historic Trolley Tour takes
place at 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. No tickets
are sold the day of the tour.
Cost: $15
Call: 486-2487
Elks Snowflake Ball
Time: 4 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis Elks Lodge, 1021
Discovery Lane, Nokomis
Notes: Happy hour at 4 p.m.; buffet din-
ner at 5 p.m.; Joe Rivers band 6-8 p.m.
Cost: $25 each, reserve first
Call: 486-1854
Florida Orange Festival
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: PAL Sailor Circus, 2075 Bahia
Vista St., Sarasota
Notes: Entertainment, exhibits, demon-
strations
Cost: $3 each, $10 family of five
Call: 362-7632
E-mail: POPSExtras@comcast.net
Link srqboxoffice.com/extras/
orangefest2008.htm
Evening of Christmas music
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Country Club Estates clubhouse,
700 Waterway, Venice
Notes: Entertainment with members of
the CCE Kitchen Band; refreshments
offered. Open to the public; no admis-
sion, but donations accepted for Meals
on Wheels.
Call: 485-7277
Compassionate
Friends remembrance
Time: 7-8 p.m.
Where: Epiphany Cathedral Campus, 350
W Tampa Ave. and Tarpon Street, Room
107, Soy Building, Venice
Notes: This will be a worldwide candle
lighting remembrance for parents, sib-
lings and grandparents who have lost a
child at any age or circumstance. You
may bring a picture of your child and a
special candle to display. Attendees may
contribute refreshments.
Call: 408-4231, Larry

Ballroom dancing
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Where: Nokomis Community Center, 234
East Nippino Trail, Nokomis.
Notes: Dance to the music you know and


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I, PH They want to meet other dogs
from the community. Santa Paws
will be at Historic Spanish Point in
Osprey on Saturday, Dec. 20, 9
a.m.-noon, to ask visitors' dogs
What they want for Christmas.
Caroling canine elves will be on
hand, as will a few of Santa's rein-

U1 the orphaned pets at the Humane
Society of Sarasota County. Well-
mannered dogs are welcome at
HSP to walk the trails at Pups at
Sthe Point every third Saturday of
the month.


EDITOR'S NOTE: Please call or e-mail
location to confirm the date and time
prior to attending an event.


love from the '40s, '50s, '60s and today.
Show off your tango, cha-cha and waltz
moves. Come alone or bring a friend.
Refreshments available.
Cost: $4
Call: 861-5000
Chess
Time: 1-4:30 p.m.
Where: Jacaranda Public Library, 4143
Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice
Notes: Come and enjoy a free game of
chess.
Call: 861-1270
Bingo
Time: noon-5:30 p.m.
Where: Knights of Columbus Council
Home, 512 Substation Road, Venice
Notes: Early bird special starts at 2 p.m.
in nonsmoking environment. Coffee, tea
and pastries available.
Call: 485-1663
Brunch
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: American Legion, 1770 E. Venice
Ave., Venice
Call: 485-4748
Acoustic jam
Time: 5-7:30 p.m.
Where: Venice Beach Pavilion, Venice
Notes: Venice Acoustic Jam formerly met
Monday at Books-A-Million. All players
and musical styles welcome, from folk to
blues to rock. Call Bruce Brunette for
information.
Call: 223-6373
Link: bruceb@onsync.com
VFW breakfast
Time: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: VFW Post 8118, 832 E. Venice
Ave., Venice
Notes: Men's Auxiliary chow line break-
fast, complete, held the second Sunday of
every month.
Call: 484-8118


MONDAY, DEC. 15
Coping with the holidays
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Where: Women's Resource Center, 701
Center Road, Venice
Notes: Widows help widows cope with
the holiday season. Preregistration is re-
quired. Instructor is Mary Samoge-Wis-
mer.
Cost: $5-$8
Call: 485-9724
Link: www.thewomensresourcecenter.
org
Book signing
Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: Richard's Whole Foods, 105 E.
Milan Ave., Venice
Notes: Gwen Watkins, aVenice resident
since 1999, will hold a book signing for
her recently published novel titled
"Nectar of the Gods."
Call: 496-4122

High School Idol 5 final
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: The Players Theatre, Sarasota
Notes: Twinkle joins judges Cliff Roles,
Sharon Scott and Jeffery Kin in judging
the final contest tonight. Chelsea Bol-
yard, Venice High School, and Petra
Greenidge and Kaitlyn Terpstra, Pine
View School, are in the competition with
two Sarasota students. The event airs on
Comcast 20, Verizon 33 through Jan. 18.
Cost: $5, children under 13 free
Call: 361-6355
Traveling women luncheon
Time: 11 a.m.
Where: Crow's Nest (meet at the library's
overflow lot on Nokomis Avenue)
Notes: Women on the Go, a support and
discussion group for women who want to
travel, will have its holiday luncheon. In
lieu of grab-bag gifts, we will collect food
and nonperishable items for the local
food bank and/or monetary donations
for the Salvation Army.
Call: Kay Miller, 485-3525
Gymnastics
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Nokomis Community Center, 234
East Nippino Trail, Nokomis
Notes: Gymnastics, tumbling and cheer-
leading offered for children ages 5-12 6-
6:45 p.m. and age 13 and older from 6:45-
7:30 p.m.
Call: 861-5000 for fees and details
Bingo
Time: 6 p.m.
Where: DAV Chapter 101, 600 East


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DEC. 13, 2008 WEEKEND EDITION


ACROSS
1 A Khan
4 Maunder
10 Peacock Throne
title
14 Essence of roses
19 Fall apart
20 Malls'
predecessors
21 Cherubic attire
22 Roundup rope
23 Cautious
consumers' modus
operandi
26 Kind of bucket
27 Rewrites
28 Outs opposite
29 Roddick specialty
30 Bungle, with up
32 Auberjonois of
acting
33 Very old: abbr.
34 Deluge refuge
35 Keystone St.
36 Soup, to an aviator
39 NFL gains
40 Used persuasive
tactics
43 Eggs
44 Hanoi holiday
45 -piercing: shrill
46 Upsets
47 Viva voce
48 Provide provender
51 Author Stoker
53 Copied
54 Filched
55 On : equal
56 Not a groovy
groove
57 Corncob or
meerschaum
58 Put on pounds
59 Islamabad locale
62 Gentle
63 Cost setters
66 Sooner, to
Spenser
67 All aboard, with
Ellington
70 Red or Dead
71 Steadfast
sculpture
73 Smell
74 Zinc : salve
76 Tariff
77 Very dark, to
Donne
78 Summer shade
79 Gen. Robert
80 Dress shape
82 Bloodless looking
83 Product of
Portugal
84 Grown up piggy
banks
85 Chinese poet
86 Gaelic
87 Greedy one
88 Bar habitu6
89 Switch direction


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90 Ocarinas
94 Filing aid
97 Race start?
98 Koppel and
Koehler
99 CIA's forerunner
100 CPA's favorite
month?
101 Leonardo's Lisa
102 Actress Maureen
104 Grounded Atl.
crosser
105 Resume item
106 Midriff
107 Fudd or Gantry
109 Gets out of Dodge
113 Curtail
114 Eastern ruler
115 Corrida figure
116 Terminal info.
117 Wise guys?
118 Party pickings
119 Music dramas
120 Haunt
DOWN
1 Bypass road
2 Egged on
3 Country's Chet


4 Deep throat?
5 Past
6 Studying again,
with up
7 Bough
8 Disappearing seats
9 Brief clairvoyance
10 Collides
11 I had it!
12 In honor of
13 Yoo-hooed
14 Nearby
15 High receptions
16 Adopt
17 Downed
18 Fled
24 Before fall, in
France
25 More infrequent
31 Wad makers
33 Islet
34 Ancient Syria
35 Blender button
37 Not quite round
38 Big squall
40 "Leave to
Heaven"
41 Sphagnous
product


42 Fragment of bread
and gravy
44 Garr, of "Mr. Mom"
47 Ear-related
48 Horn and Cod
49 Asunder
50 Listen to my advice
51 Saturn stopper?
52 Old Norse poem
53 Strive for
54 Virtuous sort
57 Eulogy
58 Express mirth
60 Pay gate
61 Lofty
62 Pang
63 Makeup, slangily
64 Actress Adoree
65 Suffices
68 Pill
69 Outcry
72 Pro__ public:
for the greater
good
75 Central point
77 Lets up
78 Item in Caesar's
closet
80 Scads
81 of the party


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82 Came before
83 Areas at Indy
84 .. ..
86 Pitcher
87 Emily and Wiley
88 Deacon's short
discourse
90 Beginnings
91 Puzzles
92 Indian poet Sir
Rabindranath
93 Key
94 Kept one's nose to
the grindstone
95 Having a handle
96 Bruce Wayne role
101 W.C.'s costar
103 apparent
104 Overlook
105 On
106 on first?"
107 Chicago transports
108 Whopper?
110" Blue"
111 L.A. judge Lance
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DEAR ABBY
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DEAR ABBY: Four
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ished saving for his own
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He did at first, but has
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dream? If he's willing to
work and take out loans
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nothing stopping him.
DEAR ABBY: My sister


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WEEKEND EDITION DEC. 13, 2008


WEEKEND AT THE MOVIES


SUN NEWSPAPERS 5B


Australia (PG-13) C+
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.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:15 a.m., 2:15, 6, 9:35
Fri-Sat; 10:15 a.m., 2:15, 6 Sun
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 11:30 a.m., 3,
6:30, 9:45
Hollywood 20: 11:50 a.m., 3:20, 7, 10:25
Merchants Crossing 16: 10:50 a.m., 2:15,
4:35, 6, 8:05, 9:35 Fri-Sat; 10:50 a.m., 2:15,
4:35, 6, 8:05 Sun
Town Center 16: 12:25, 12:55, 4:10, 4:40,
7:40, 8:10

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 hitTV show is accidentally shipped from his
Hollywood soundstage to New York City, he begins
his biggest adventure yet a cross-country jour-
ney through the real world to get back to his
owner and co-star, Penny (Miley Cyrus).
1 hr. 36 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:20 a.m., 12:40,3:30
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 11:15 a.m.,
1:15,3:15,5:15,7:15,9:15
Hollywood 20: Noon, 2:25, 4:50, 7:20, 9:45,
12:10 a.m. Fri-Sat; Noon, 2:25, 4:50, 7:20,
9:45 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:55 a.m., 2:35,
5:10, 7:35, 10:15 Fri-Sat; 11:55 a.m., 2:35,
5:10, 7:35 Sun
Town Center 16: 12:05, 2:30, 5:05, 7:25,
10:05
Digital 3D:
AMC Sarasota 12: 9:50 a.m., 12:10, 2:30,
5:05, 7:30, 9:55 Fri-Sat; 9:50 a.m., 12:10,
2:30, 5:05, 7:30 Sun
Hollywood 20: 12:30, 2:55, 5:20, 7:50,
10:15, 12:45 a.m. Fri-Sat; 12:30, 2:55, 5:20,
7:50, 10:15 Sun

The Boy in the
Striped Pajamas (PG-13) B
Through the lens of an 8-year-old boy largely
shielded from the reality of World War II, we wit-
ness a forbidden friendship that forms between
Bruno, the son of Nazi commandant, and
Schmuel, a Jewish boy held captive in a con-
centration 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 inno-
cent victims of the Holocaust. 1 hr. 34 mins.
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 10:50 a.m.,
12:50, 2:50, 5:15,7:20,9:30
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:40 a.m., 2:25,
5, 7:30, 10:05 Fri-Sat; 11:40 a.m., 2:25, 5,
7:30 Sun

Changeling (R) B
In 1928 Los Angeles, single mother Christine


FILMS AT A GLANCE


Rating Grade


Movie


Australia (PG-13) C+
Bolt (PG) B
Boy in the Striped Pajamas (PG-13) B
Changeling (R) B
The Day the Earth Stood Still (PG-13) NEW
Delgo (PG) NEW
Four Christmases (PG-13) C+
Madagascar (PG) B
Nothing Like the Holidays (PG-13) NEW
Punisher: War Zone (R) C-
Quantum of Solace (PG-13) B
Role Models (R) B+
Transporter 3 (PG-13) B-
Twilight (PG-13) B

Collins (Angelina Jolie) arrives home to find her
son, Walter, gone. Five months later, her prayers
are answered and Walter is found in Illinois.
But, to Christine's horror, the boy who steps off
the train is not her son. 2 hrs. 20 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 6:30, 9:45 Fri-Sat;
6:30 Sun
Hollywood 20: 12:50, 3:55, 6:55, 10:30

The Day the Earth
Stood Still (PG-13) NEW
A remake of the 1951 classic sci-fi film about
an alien visitor and his giant robot counterpart who
visit Earth to warn the planet about nuclear war.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m.,
1:15, 2, 4:15, 5, 7:15, 8, 10:15, 10:45 Fri-Sat;
10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15, 2, 4:15, 5,
7:15, 8 Sun
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 10:30 a.m.,
11:30 a.m., 12:45, 1:45, 3, 4, 5:15, 6:15,
7:30, 8:30, 10
Hollywood 20: 11:55 a.m., 12:25, 12:55,
2:25, 2:55, 4, 5, 5:30, 7, 7:30, 8, 9:30, 10,
10:30, midnight, 12:30 a.m. Fri-Sat;
11:55 a.m., 12:25, 12:55, 2:25, 2:55, 4, 5,
5:30, 7, 7:30, 8, 9:30, 10, 10:30 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m.,
1:30, 2, 4, 4:30, 6:30, 7, 9, 9:30 Fri-Sat;
11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30, 2, 4, 4:30, 6:30,
7 Sun
Town Center 16: Noon, 12:30, 1, 2:40, 3:10,
3:40, 5:15, 7:05, 7:35,8:05,9:40, 10:10,
10:40

Del~n (PG) NEW


The mystical land of Jhamora is torn apart by
the enmity of two races: the winged Nohrin and
the terrestrial Lockni.When Delgo (Freddie
Prinze), a Lockni teenager, begins a forbidden
friendship with Kyla (Jennifer Love Hewitt), a
Nohrin princess, hostility between their people
increases. This sets the stage for Sedessa, an
exiled ruler, to set in motion her plan for
revenge and to reclaim her throne.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10 a.m., 12:15, 2:45,
5:10, 7:25, 9:40 Fri-Sat; 10 a.m., 12:15, 2:45,
5:10, 7:25 Sun
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 11:20 a.m.,
1:20, 3:20, 5:20, 7:10, 9:10
Hollywood 20: 12:15, 2:30, 4:55, 7:45,
9:55, 12:05 a.m. Fri-Sat; 12:15, 2:30, 4:55,


7:45, 9:55 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 10:45 a.m., 1, 3:15,
5:30, 7:45, 10 Fri-Sat; 10:45 a.m., 1, 3:15,
5:30, 7:45 Sun
Town Center 16: 12:20, 2:45, 5, 7:45, 10:15

Four Christmases (PG-13) C+
When upscale, happily unmarried San
Francisco couple Kate and Brad find them-
selves socked in by fog on Christmas morning,
their exotic vacation plans morph into the fami-
ly-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 mor-
tified to find childhood fears raised, adolescent
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 tick-
ing of a different kind of clock. And by the end
of the day, she is beginning to wonder if their
crazy families' choices are not so crazy after all.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:05 a.m., 12:45, 3,
5:15, 7:45, 10:30 Fri-Sat; 10:05 a.m., 12:45,
3, 5:15, 7:45 Sun
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: Noon, 2, 4,
6,8,10
Hollywood 20: 12:10, 12:40, 2:20, 2:45,
4:30, 5, 7:10, 7:40, 9:25, 9:55, 11:50 Fri-Sat;
12:10, 12:40, 2:20, 2:45,4:30, 5, 7:10, 7:40,
9:25, 9:55 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:35 a.m., noon,
2:10, 2:20,4:20,4:55, 6:35, 6:40, 7:05,8:50,
9:05, 9:20 Fri-Sat; 11:35 a.m., noon, 2:10,
2:20, 4:20, 4:55, 6:35, 6:40, 7:05 Sun
Town Center 16: 12:35, 1:05, 3:15, 3:45, 7,
7:30,9:30,10

Madagascar:
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York meet others of their species for the first time
after crash-landing in Africa. 1 hr. 29 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:10 a.m., 12:30, 3:05,
5:20, 7:35, 9:50 Fri-Sat; 10:10 a.m., 12:30,
3:05, 5:20, 7:35 Sun
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 11:05 a.m.,
3:05, 5:05
Hollywood 20: 12:05, 2:15, 4:35, 7:15,
9:35, 11:55 Fri-Sat; 12:05, 2:15, 4:35, 7:15,
9:35 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:25 a.m., 2:05,
4:20, 6:35, 8:50 Fri-Sat; 11:25 a.m., 2:05,
4:20, 6:35 Sun
Town Center 16: 12:50, 3:20, 7:10, 9:35

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It's Christmastime and the far-flung members
of the Rodriguez family are converging at their
parents' home in Chicago to celebrate the sea-
son and rejoice in their youngest brother's safe
return from combat overseas. For Jesse (Freddy
Rodriguez), coming home has rekindled feelings
for an old flame, although she can't seem to
forgive him for leaving. His older sister Roxanna,
a struggling actress, has been chasing her


Hollywood dreams for years with little to show
for it. And much to the dismay of their mother
Anna (Elizabeth Pefa), eldest brother Mauricio
(John Leguizamo) brings home a high-powered
executive wife (Debra Messing) who would
rather raise capital than a child. In the course
of one eventful week, traditions will be celebrat-
ed, secrets revealed and major life decisions
made. It all begins when Anna announces to
her children she is divorcing their father
Eduardo (Alfred Molina). 1 hr. 39 mins.
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10:20, 12:40 a.m. Fri-Sat; 12:50, 3:10, 5:30,
7:55 Sun
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4:15, 6:45 Sun
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10:25

Punisher: War Zone (R) C-
Continuing his one-man war against orga-
nized crime, Frank Castle, also known as The
Punisher (Ray Stevenson), takes aim at mob boss
Billy Russoti (Dominic West). An encounter with
Castle leaves Russoti honibly disfigured, so the
mobster changes his name to Jigsaw and sets out
for revenge. 1 hr. 47 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 11 a.m., 1:45, 4:45,
7:50, 10:35 Fri-Sat; 11 a.m., 1:45, 4:45,
7:50 Sun
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10:05
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10:15 Sun
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4:50, 7:20, 9:50 Fri-Sat; 11:45 a.m., 2:20,
4:50, 7:20 Sun
Town Center 16: 12:40, 3:35, 7:55, 10:30

Quantum of Solace (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 black-
mailed his lover leads Bond to ruthless busi-
nessman Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric), a
key player in the organization which coerced
Vesper. Bond learns that Greene is plotting to
gain total control of a vital natural resource, and
must navigate a minefield of danger and treach-
ery to foil Greene's plan. 1 hr. 46 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:45 a.m., 1:30, 4:05,
6:45, 9:30 Fri-Sat; 10:45 a.m., 1:30, 4:05,
6:45 Sun
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 10:35 a.m.,
12:55,3:10, 5:25, 7:40, 9:50
Hollywood 20: 12:45, 4:05, 7:25, 10,
12:25 a.m. Fri-Sat; 12:45, 4:05, 7:25, 10 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:10 a.m., 1:55,
4:40, 7:15, 9:45 Fri-Sat; 11:10 a.m., 1:55,
4:40, 7:15 Sun
Town Center 16: 12:35, 3:25, 7:05, 9:45

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energy drink-fueled bender. Upon their arrest,
the court gives them a choice: do hard time or


spend 150 service hours with a mentorship
program. After one day with the kids, however,
jail doesn't look half bad. Surrounded by
annoying do-gooders, Danny struggles with his
every neurotic impulse to guide Augie through
the trials of becoming a man. Meanwhile,
charming Wheeler tries to trade in an addiction
to partying and women to assist a fifth-grader
named Ronnie redirect his foul-mouthed ways.
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10:35
Merchants Crossing 16: 2:30, 7:50, 10:10
Fri-Sat; 2:30, 7:50 Sun
Town Center 16: 12:10, 2:35, 5:10, 7:50,
10:35

Transporter 3 (PG-13) B-
Frank Martin has been pressured into trans-
porting 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.
Despite Valentina's cynical disposition and his
resistance to get involved, Frank and Valentina
fall for each other, while escaping from one life-
threatening situation after another.
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5:30, 8:15, 10:40 Fri-Sat; 9:55 a.m., 12:25,
2:50, 5:30, 8:15 Sun
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 11:15 a.m.,
1:30,3:30, 5:45, 7:50,9:55
Hollywood 20: 12:25, 2:50, 5:10, 7:35,
10:05, 12:40 a.m. Fri-Sat; 12:25, 2:50, 5:10,
7:35, 10:05 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:20 a.m., 1:55,
4:45, 7:25, 9:55 Fri-Sat; 11:20 a.m., 1:55,
4:45, 7:25 Sun
Town Center 16: 12:45, 3:30, 7:20, 9:55

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, Wash.,
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 threat-
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Merchants Crossing 16: 10:55 a.m., 1:40,
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Crisscrossing the equator in search



of George an) blue-foote) boobies


This is part five of a
six-part story about a trip
to the Galapagos Islands,
one of the most fragile
ecosystems on Earth. In
part four which appeared
last week, the travelers
crossed the equator for the
fifth time and then
climbed to the top of
Bartolome Island.

BY KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR

Lava tubing
For the first time in a
week, the Letty was back
in a harbor connected to a
city. That did not mean we
would be pulling up to a
dock, however. We still
boarded the panga to head
into the harbor of the
small island of Santa Cruz.
At least it was a dry
landing. From there, we
walked up the steps to
street level to board a bus
for a ride out of town, 500
meters uphill past the
Palm Hotel the ultimate
getaway place. We stopped
at the National Park gate
so that a sentry could
check the credentials of
our guides, Janet and Mar-
got. The sentries seemed
quite thorough and were


definitely not in a rush.
Once cleared, Miguel, our
driver, drove us onward
and upward. We passed
two volcanic craters and
were stopped again at
other checkpoints before
we finally reached Rancho
Primisias, which was a pri-
vate farm with cows, a few
horses, banana trees, a
large lava tube and giant
tortoises.
The farm's lava tube
was discovered by acci-
dent. Because of the ele-
phant grass, the farmer
was losing cows. They
were falling into the tube,
which is some 600 meters
deep but was unseen
because of the tall ele-
phant grass that hid the
entrance.
Once he found the tube,
the farmer cleaned up the
entrance area, had steps
made going down into the
tube, adding railings, and
secured the entrance so
his cows would no longer
fall into the giant hole.
Once down the steps, you
find yourself in something
like an underground cave
about 15 meters high and
5 meters wide. We walked
in for about 40 meters.
There are lights a little far-
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Two giant Galapagos tortoises enjoy a mud bath, one of their
favorite pastimes.


saw enough to imagine the
hot lava from the volcano
flowing through it before
climbing out. As the steps
are quite steep, the railings
were a huge help espe-
cially for short people. For
surviving the climb out of
the tube, we were finally
rewarded with our first
sighting of the famed
Galapagos tortoises.
Tortoise time
The farmer does not
own the tortoises, which
are native to that island
and allowed to roam wher-
ever they want, even
knocking down fences that
might be in their way.
Outfitted with big rubber
boots that fit over our
shoes and reached our
knees, we were ready to
wade through fields of
grass and mud to see
them. The tortoises spend
their days in what is called
elephant grass because it
is so tall that even the giant
tortoises are nearly en-
gulfed in it. As there are
many muddy areas within
the grass, the boots proved
to be a good idea. We came
across several tortoises
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mouths to show off the
pink lining and tongue.
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with the mud baths, they
clambered out of the
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down the path toward a
grassy area. These two
were nearly 3 feet tall and
at least that wide. Their
short legs were like stub-
by tree trunks and their
tails nearly as wide, al-
though they come to a
stubby point.
We were told that the
shell markings would be
less distinct on the older
and larger tortoises. The
youngest and smallest tor-
toise I saw was nearly 2
feet long from head to tail
and its markings much
more distinct than on the
larger reptiles. All of them
were generally higher and
rounder than sea turtles
such as the green and log-
gerhead varieties we have
in Venice.
We were not allowed to
touch them but we were
able to get within about 5
feet of the tortoises.


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After walking through an underground lava tube on Santa
Cruz, Letty passengers head back to the surface to visit the
famed Galapagos tortoises that dwell on the same farm where
this lava tube was discovered.


Coffee break
Authentic Galapagos
coffee was for sale in the
farm's visitor center, which
also had two large mock
tortoise shells and several
bones from real tortoises.
After removing our boots,
we reboarded the bus for
the trip back to town. All
but three of us returned to
the boat for lunch. I
remained in town to look
for some souvenirs of the
trip. It was interesting that
the first shop I visited had
the lowest prices and as I
got closer to the center of
town, the prices went up.
About 12:30 p.m., suffering
from serious Luna (a
Venice restaurant) with-
drawal, I walked into a
pizza parlor for lunch.


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JUNE CASAGRANDE
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BY BOB MUDGE
EDITOR


I consider myself an average
sports fan: neither a true fanatic,
who can't miss a game, any game, if
it can be watched or listened to, nor
a casual fan who keeps up with the
big sports stories only by skimming
headlines. So I think I speak for a lot
of people when I look at the sched-
ule of college bowl games and say,
"Are you kidding me? Sixty-eight
teams are worthy of postseason
action?"
And, I hasten to add, that doesn't
include the divisions that have a
playoff system in place (what a con-
cept).
I'm not generally a nostalgic kind
of guy, but I do miss the days when
there were fewer bowl games and an
invitation to one of the major ones
- on NewYear's Day really meant
something.
Obviously the final game, for the
national championship, is still a big
deal, and I'm not just saying it
because the Gators are playing for
their second title in three years
(though that doesn't hurt Go
Gators!). And a few other bowls,
especially the Rose Bowl, still have
some of their old cachet. On the


whole, though, I think the system
needs major reforms, and I call on
the NCAA to adopt any or all of the
following ideas:
You need to win more than six
games to play in a bowl game. Of
the 68 bowl-bound teams, nine went
only 6-6. An additional 19 teams
only won seven games. Result?
Seven bowls match teams with only
six or seven wins. Sure, it's a source
of pride (and revenue) for those
schools, but come on more than
half the schools in the Football Bowl
Subdivision are in a bowl game.
What is this, the NBA playoffs? The
minimum number of wins should
be eight.
The maximum differential in
wins between two teams should be
two. That is, no more match-ups like
the Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl (BYU,
10-2, vs. Arizona, 7-5) or the Gaylord
Hotels Music City Bowl (Boston
College, 9-3, vs. Vanderbilt, 6-6). If
the team with the better record wins,
it was supposed to; if it loses, it ruins
a decent season. What about the
underdog, you might ask. Who
cares?
Absolutely no teams play after
Dec. 31 that don't have at least nine
wins. This year three 7-5 teams and
four eight-win teams play on or after


Jan. 1, formerly the day for bowl
games. The International (?) Bowl
features Buffalo, 8-5, and
Connecticut, 7-5, on Jan. 3 later
than the Rose, Orange and Sugar
bowls, which host six teams with a
total of nine losses. If you want a
marquee date, achieve a marquee
record.
We go back to the old-school
names for the games. I have noth-
ing against corporate sponsorships
(assuming the corporation has the
money for it), but almost no bowl
carries more than a part of its origi-
nal name (for example, the Rose
Bowl Game presented by Citi). This
year's Longest Title prize goes to the
San Diego County Credit Union
Poinsettia Bowl; if the announcers
have to use the full name, they'll be
lucky to describe any of the action.
Besides, nobody knows who
sponsors which game, with the
possible exception of the Tostitos
Fiesta Bowl. We'd make those con-
nections if more games were spon-
sored by products likely to be con-
sumed or used while we were
watching them.
(Make your own Toilet Bowl joke
here.)
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Jewish Center of Venice


to kick off Hanukkah


PHOTO COURTESY OF JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF VENICE
Last year's celebration at the Gazebo included a living Hanukkah menorah, along with Rabbi Ann White of the Jewish
Center of Venice. The Jewish Center of Venice begins this year's Hanukkah celebration at 5 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Gazebo in
Centennial Park in downtown Venice. The JCV Klezmer Band and candle-lighting will be featured, with treats and games
for the youngsters.


RELIGION BRIEFS

Nativity program
"Come to Bethlehem"
Christmas program at
7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13,
at Venice Seventh-day
Adventist Church, 2375
Seaboard Ave., as the
Nativity comes to life
through music and
drama. Free. Light refresh-
ments. 416-0579
Hanukkah
celebrations
* Chabad ofVenice the
Sarasota-Manatee Jewish
Federation presents a
Grand Chanukah Festival
at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21,
at the Venice Community
Center, 326 Nokomis Ave.,
with a concert with
Rocking Rabbi Dr. Laz and
his band, the lighting of
the menorah and a per-
formance by the Chabad
Hebrew School. Latkes,
doughnuts and refresh-
ments served. Cost: $10
for adults; $5 for children.
* The Jewish Center of
Venice kicks off the
Hanukkah holiday at
5 p.m. Dec. 21 at the


Gazebo in Centennial
Park in downtown Venice,
featuring the JCV Klezmer
band and candle-lighting,
with treats and games for
the youngsters.
Candlelight
memorial service
Venice Memorial Gardens,
1950 Center Road, offers a
Candlelight Memorial
Service with Scripture,
over 7,000 luminaries and
music. Drive-through at
6 p.m., with the service at
7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13.
Chairs and refreshments
provided. 493-4246
Music
* The Venice Assembly of
God, 695 Center Road,
presents "The Christmas
Post," a Broadway-style
musical at 2 p.m. and
7 p.m. Dec. 13; and 6 p.m.
Dec. 14. Free. 497-5683
* A Christmas Cantata,
"The Name Jesus," pre-
sented by New Life
Assembly of God, 5800

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


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


Venice-
Nokomis
United Methodist
Church
Sunday Worship:
9:15 AM &11:00 AM
Interpretation for the Deaf
Children's Puppet Church:
10:15 AM
Adult & Children's Sunday
School 11:15 AM
Youth Fellowship- Monday
5:30 PM
208 Palm Avenue, Nokomis
Phone 488-4137
(West of US 41,
4 blks. South of Albee Road)
www.vnumc.net
vnumc@verizon.net
Rev. Jim McWhinnie,Pastor
Rev. J. Ralph Burton, Assistant Pastor


St. Mark's Episcopal Church Offc 48.714
508 Riviera Stiect, Venice (2 blkdtbehid VeniceR g/o/Mdi/caCenter)
Saturday 5:00 p.m. Holy Communion
Sunday 8:00 a.m. Holy Communion
9:30 a.m. Holy Communion (with nursery)
10:30 a.m. Christian Education (adult and youth)
11:15 a.m. Holy Communion
(Breakfast served 1st Sunday of each month 9:00-11:00)
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion & Healing Service
The Rev. Christopher N. Gray, Rector The Rev. James Puryear, Assoc. Rector




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home of tewu .tfe A senb of cod
5800 Tamiami Trail South, Venice 34293
www.newlifevenicefl.org 941-493-0775

Sun. 10 30 a m Wed. 7:00 p.m. Fun calendar online
Drop by and discover our warm family environment
our exciting worship and a message that makes a difference'


Worship With Us
Worships: Sat. 5 pm Sun. 8:30 am & 11 am
Thursday Prayers 10:00 am.
S Counseling Appointments 926-2959


Auburn Road
Presbyterian Church
Rev. Dwight L. Dolby, Pastor
642 N. Auburn Rd. 485-3551 www.arpca.org
Sunday: Worship 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School 12:15 p.m.
Wednesday: Discipleship Classes 6 p.m.
Prayer Service 7 p.m.
"Gathering to worship living in His Grace"


Chabad of Venice & North Port and the
Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Federation
Invite the whole family to:

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2401 S. Tamiami Trail (Across from So. Cty. Admin. Bldg.)
The Rev. Dr. Randy Winkel
493-5102
www.lakesidelutheran.net
Worship 8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m.
SContemporary Worship 9:15 a.m.
Bible Study 9:15 a.m.
Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
PRESCHOOL 497-5858
Christian Marriage & Family Counseling Counseling Office 493-5102


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Celebrating the Season, the
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December 12, 13, 14 7:00 pm nightly.

Featuring the Venice Church of the Nazarene Choir
and Drama Ministry. Production features cast and
chorus of 100 people, live animals and more.

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ABBY from Page4B


not in the picture. Do you
think I can justify putting
the kids before my sister?
- GREAT-AUNT WHO
CARES IN THE MIDWEST
DEAR GREAT-AUNT:
Your mistake was in allow-
ing your sister to make
those children part of a
package deal in the first
place. You should not
exclude her permanently,
but there is no reason why
she must be included on
every excursion. By all
means talk to their mother.

Dear Abby is written by
Abigail Van Buren, also
known as Jeanne Phillips,


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Memorial Gardens


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FILE PHOTO
Setting up for last year's Candlelight Memorial Service at
Venice Memorial Gardens included more than 6,500 lumi-
naries. This year, there will be more.

Venice Memorial Gardens will celebrate its 16th
annual Candlelight Memorial Service tonight,
Saturday, Dec. 13. Drive-through begins at 6 p.m.,
followed by a program with Scripture and music at
7 p.m.
Luminary candles, more than 7,000 of them, dis-
tributed throughout the park by volunteers, will
produce "a spectacle not to be missed," a park
spokesperson said.
The Rev. Tom Derrough of Grace United
Methodist Church will conduct the Scripture ser-
vice, with music and vocals performed by Field
Avenue. Chairs and refreshments will be provided.
Venice Memorial Gardens will be accepting
donations for the Sarasota County Widowed
Persons Service.
If you would like to volunteer to help set out, light
or help pick up candles, please call Cyndi
Bergenthal at 493-4246. A continental breakfast and
lunch will be served to all volunteers.
Venice Memorial Gardens is located at 1950
Center Road, Venice.


South Tamiami Trail, at
6 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14.
Offering taken. Ditchfield
Family Singers at 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, Dec. 21.493-0775
* The Community Fine
Arts series presents the
combined 100-voice
Venice Presbyterian
Choirs Concert, 4 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 14, atVenice
Presbyterian Church, 111
E. Firenze Ave. Advent,
Christmas carols and
anthems. Tickets: $10.
488-2258
* The Sanctuary Choir of
First Baptist Church, 312
W Miami Ave., presents
"The Heart of Christmas,"
7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13,
and Sunday, Dec. 14, in
the Worship Center. Free.
485-1314
* Explode the Roof, a new
contemporary, nondenom-
inational praise and wor-
ship song service, begins at
6 p.m. every Saturday at
SouthVenice Christian
Church, 2390 Seaboard
Ave. It is led by a teenager
named Alyssa. 493-0003
New Life Assembly
of God, 5800 South
Tamiami Trail, 493-0775
* Sunset gospel sing-
along, one hour before
sunset, Fridays, near the
lifeguard station atVenice
Beach. Bring a chair and
your request for a favorite
gospel song. Call 493-
0775, or visit www.nlaog.
org.
* Ditchfield Family Singers
at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec.
21.
* Taking Hold of God's
Vision for Healing at 7
p.m., the first and third
Tuesday of the month,
meeting at 5800 South
Tamiami Trail. The church
holds Family Night at 7
p.m. on Wednesdays.
Angel Ministries,
2269 South Tamiami Trail,
284-9459, angelministries
offlorida.com
* 7-9 p.m. Friday: Dark


STUDY AND CLASSES

* Trinity Presbyterian, 4365 State
Road 776, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, adult
classes discussing The Star of
Bethlehem, The History of
Christmas and The Purpose of
Christmas. Ends Dec. 21. 493-0018
* Our Savior Lutheran, 2705 North
Tamiami Trail, Nokomis, offers
Healthy Living Life Skills class for
adults over 55, from 10 to 11 a.m.
on Dec. 16. 966-4442
* Calvary Bible Church, 1936 E.
Venice Ave., discusses issues about
the origin of mankind and about
purpose and meaning in the world
and in our lives: 9:30 a.m. every
Sunday morning. 485-7070.


RELIGION from Page8B


room meditation, $5
* 4-7 p.m. Wednesday:
Free Reiki healing clinic,
followed by prayer group.
* 6:30 p.m. Thursday:
Healing service; 7 p.m.
Thursday: Message
service.
Venice-Nokomis United
Methodist Church,
208 Palm Ave., Nokomis
488-4137
* Debbie McWinnie pro-
vides sign language inter-
pretation at the 10 a.m.
Sunday worship and for
other events.
* Quilting group, begin-
ners and more advanced,
meets from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. Wednesday in
Fellowship Hall.
Women's events
* Trinity Presbyterian
Church, 4365 State Road
776 offers The Mom's
Morning Out program, 9
a.m. to noon Mondays,
Wednesday and Fridays
for parents of children
ages 2 through 4. Parents
asked to donate a few
hours each month back to
the program. Registration
at 493-0018.
* Moms Morning Out:
Applications for ages 2-5
for fall registration at First
Baptist Church, 312 W
Miami Ave. Program meets
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesdays
and Thursdays. 485-1314
* Women's class, Caffeine
for the Soul, at 11 a.m.
Tuesday at the Chabad
Jewish Center, 2169 South
Tamiami Trail. 493-2770.
* Interdenominational
Women's Fellowship
group, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Tuesday at Fisherman's


Net Community Church,
1101 South Tamiami Trail,
Venice island. Public wel-
come. Call 223-1180.
* Women's Bible Study, 10
a.m. Saturday (every
third Saturday at 8:30
a.m.), New Life Assembly
of God, meeting at 5800
South Tamiami Trail. Call
Gladys at 493-4766.
Meetings
and gatherings
* Voice of the Faithful
meets at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at
Epiphany Cathedral, Soy
Building, Room 107, 350
W Tampa Ave. All are
invited. 412-1275
* LifeChoice gathers at
7 p.m. Wednesday at
Trinity Presbyterian
Church, 4365 State Road
776. A biblically based pro-
gram to help those who
struggle with any form of
destructive behavior, from
drug abuse to overeating,
alcoholism to compulsive
spending. Rick Warren's
Celebrate Recovery model
is used. Free and open to
public. 493-0018
* Marian Rosary Prayer
Group meets from 12:15
to 1 p.m. Friday in the
club room at Our Lady of
Lourdes Church, 1301
Center Road. 497-6229
Dinner and a movie
Fishers of Men Bible
Church, 204 South U.S.
41 Bypass, welcomes all
to dinner and a movie at
6 p.m. every third
Saturday of the month.
244-9044
Pancake events
* Free pancake supper
from 4:30 to 6 p.m. the last
Sunday of every month.


* First Christian Church of Venice,
1100 Center Road: Sundays: 9 and
11 a.m.; Bible studies and programs
for kids, youth and adults: 6 to 7:30
p.m. Wednesday. Call 408-8088 or
visit www.churchthatcares.com.
* Fisherman's Net Community
Church, 1101 South Tamiami Trail:
interdenominational class on the
history and background of the
Bible, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. Call 485-
8400 or 421-9948.
* New Life Assembly of God, 5800
South Tamiami Trail, adult Bible
study, with an evening of praise,
worship and study, 7 p.m.
Wednesday. Nursery available. Also,


No tickets, coupons or
money needed. All are
welcome at Emmanuel
Lutheran, 800 South
Tamiami Trail. 488-4942
* Grace United Methodist
Men's Club offers a pan-
cake breakfast from 8 to
10 a.m. every first and
third Saturday through
April, at the TFEC build-
ing at the church, 400
Field Ave. Adults: $4.50;
Children under 12: $2.
488-1374
AWANA
Calvary Bible Church,
1936 E. Venice Ave., offers
the AWANA program for
children between the ages
of 3 and 13, from 6:30-8
p.m. Wednesday. Call
485- 7070 to register or
visit CBCVenice.com.
Volunteers needed
Our Mother's House of
Catholic Charities, 221
Harbor Drive, needs vol-
unteers to baby-sit in the
child care center and to
assist staff for fundraising
efforts and clerical work.
For more information, call
Elizabeth at 244-9048, ext.
104, or 485-6264
Buddhist meditation
Kelsang Donwang teaches
a beginners Buddhist med-
itation 7-8:30 p.m.
Monday at Woodmere
Park Community Center,
Room 2-B, 3951 Woodmere
Park Blvd. This introduc-
tion to meditation from
the Kadampa Buddhist tra-
dition includes two guided
meditations and a short
talk. All are welcome.
Donation: $10. Call
373-1600 or visit
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* Sarasota Baptist Church: Bible
study at 6:30 p.m., Thursdays in the
Venice home of Stephanie and
Charlie Gardner on Capello Drive.
Book: "Discovery Adult Study Guide
1," 2 Samuel, fall 2008. Call 376-2199.
* Unity Church of Venice at 125
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Attraction study group meets from
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DEC. 13, 2008 *WEEKEND EDITION


PHOTOS COURTESY OF HEIDI ADAMS COVENTRY COOL
Several fellow tourists stop to photograph a giant tortoise at Rancho Primisias, a private
farm.


GEORGE from Page 6B

reassembled at that tinier
dock, we headed off on
foot to Darwin Station
about a quarter-mile away.
Covering several acres, the
station is home to native
flora and fauna, including
tortoises of every size and
age, right up to its most
famous resident, Lone-
some George, who is
thought to be 70 to 80
years old. George seemed
destined to be the last of
his sub-species (Pinta tor-
toise named for the is-
land where he was found)
because he had no heirs,
although he has been pro-
vided with many mates
over the years. Finally, in
2007, he was a successful
father for the first time -
twice. Given two new
mates from the island of
Isabella, it seems he got
along well with both of
them. Finally, according to
Janet and Margot, there
are at least two offspring
from the two matings that
are genetically linked to
George. Researchers con-
tinue their search for a
mate of the same sub-
species in order to truly
continue his species,
which is one of just 11 sub-
species remaining.
While searching the
Internet for more up-to-
date information about
George, I discovered a list
of the 25 most endangered
turtles and tortoises in the


Lonesome George, thought to be the last of its species, suc-
cessfully mated with two females during the past year, result-
ing in the births of four tortoises that share George's DNA.


world at www.science
daily.com. According to
the site, at least 21 species
are in severe danger of dis-
appearing after 250 mil-
lion years on Earth be-
cause of the actions of
humans who have over-
hunted them, destroyed
their habitats and too
often killed them acciden-
tally. Despite finally be-
coming a father, scientists
predict that fate for George
unless a mate can be
found that is the exact
same species as George.
The search continues. For-
tunately, George seems
well cared for at the station
and could well live an
additional 80 to 100 years.
Our guide said one out
of 15 tortoises survives to
adulthood in the Galap-
agos. He also spoke of
their affinity for mud
baths.
We saw that up close


and personal at the farm
we visited.
"They seem to like the
mud and drinking water in
the mud pools," the guide
said.
In September, when
Heidi and I visited Lone-
some George, we were told
they were awaiting the
hatching of four additional
eggs, attributed to George
and two mates. As this was
being written several weeks
later, there was still no news
about their hatching.

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In part six, the Ecoven-
tura passengers stop at
Espanola before heading
back to Puerto Baquento
Morena and the flight to
Guayaquil for their last
night in Ecuador before
heading to the United
States.


Inventions help make


life easier for parents


FROM NAPSA


When it comes to par-
enting, some of the best
advice you can get is from
other parents. Their "been
there, done that" experi-
ence can be invaluable for
dealing with the ups,
downs, ins and outs of
parenting.
Some parents, however,
have taken their experi-
ence to the next level, de-
veloping products to help
others enjoy more quality
time with their children.
The best part is that
they're available at your
local Target store or at
Target.com. A few exam-
ples include:
Dressy Dribbles -
These removable car seat
covers were created by two
new moms who kept find-
ing themselves saying
"Wouldn't it be great if..."
and "Don't you wish ...."
That led to a company


devoted to creating practi-
cal and convenient prod-
ucts for babies and moms.
Unlike other car seat cov-
ers, Dressy Dribbles snap
on and off, making wash-
ing your little one's car seat
cover easier than ever.
Plus, they're made with
only the highest-quality
fabrics and come in a vari-
ety of designs.
SippiGrip An innova-
tive mom created Sippi-
Grip, a device that grips
your child's cup or bottle
for a safe, secure fit. This
durable, washable device
prevents little ones from
throwing their drinks on
the floor. It has a unique
design that allows you to
adjust the length of the
strap to correspond with
the height of your car seat,
stroller or high chair, and
can fit any brand or size
sippy cup or bottle.
bumGenius The
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A variety of new products,
developed by parents for par-
ents, allow them to spend
more quality time with their
little ones.

All-In-Ones are made with
natural fibers, offering a
highly absorbent one-step
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using disposables.
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WORD from Page 7B


comma before it, you
must put one after it, too.
You can write, "I worked
for Microsoft Inc. for 14
years" or "I worked for
Microsoft, Inc., for 14
years." But you can't write,
"I worked for Microsoft,
Inc. for 14 years." Either
you're treating the "Inc." as
parenthetical information
or not. But you don't want
it to sound as if the "Inc." is
the start of a new clause.
There is no "could of."
There is no "should of."
There is no "would of."
They're "could have,"
"should have" and "would
have." Yes, they sound like
"could of" and "should of"
when spoken quickly, but
those contracted forms
are written "could've,"
"should've and "would've."
That's because "have" is an
auxiliary verb that helps
form compound verbs, as
in, "I have seen the light."
"Of" is not a verb at all, so
it has no place in a verb
phrase.
"A lot" is two words.
Always. Never write "alot."


Today you lead a team.
Yesterday you led a team.
Be very careful not to mis-
spell "led" as "lead." The
three-letter version is the
past tense of the verb. Yes,
one form of "lead" can
have the same pronuncia-
tion as "led," but that
"lead" is a metal. Think
"lead poisoning."
Not knowing the differ-
ence between "it's" and
"its" can land a resume in
the trash can perhaps
faster than any other mis-
take. The one with the
apostrophe is not posses-
sive. It's an exception to
the possessives rule. The
one with the apostrophe is
a contraction of either "it
is" or "it has." When you
want the possessive, as in,
"The company staffed its
office with smart workers,"
that does not take an
apostrophe.
Similarly, never confuse
"there," "their" and
"they're." The first one is a
place, "Put it there." The
second shows possession,
"It's their decision." The


third is a contraction of
"they" and "are." "They're
tough customers."
Don't worry about
"whom" unless you're
comfortable with it in all
situations. It's better to use
informal speech on a
resume or cover letter than
to use "whom" wrong.
Always run spell check.
It won't save you in every
situation, but it will save
you on commonly mis-
spelled words such as
"receive," "patience," "sep-
arate," "supersede" and
many others.
Always have a family
member or friend read for
typos. A fresh pair of eyes
can catch mistakes the
writer even the most
word- savvy writer often
cannot see.

June Casagrande is
author of "Mortal Syntax:
101 Language Choices
That Will Get You Clob-
bered by the Grammar
Snobs Even If You're
Right." She can be reached
atJuneTCN@aol.com.


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Associated Medicare
Patients Inc., an indepen-
dent, nonprofit corpora-
tion of volunteers, helps
those on Medicare navi-
gate the health insurance
system.
AMP serves Sarasota,
Venice and Englewood.
Hours are Mondays from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and
Wednesday from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. AMP is located
on the second floor of the
Pat Buster Building at
Senior Friendship Cen-
ters, 2350 Scenic Drive,
Venice. Call 584-0051 for
information.
Grandparents group
The Grandparents
Raising Grandkids Sup-
port Group meets at 9:30
a.m. the second Tuesday
of the
month, Jan.
13, in the [
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VENUE from Page 3B

Colonia Lane, Nokomis
Notes: Bingo every
Monday night; six cards
for $1. Food is available.
Call: 488-4500
Barbershop chorus
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.
Where: Lakeside Lutheran
Church, 2401 South
Tamiami Trail
Notes: Venice Gondoliers
Men's (barbershop)
Chorus practice
Call: 412-0012
Harmony Chorus
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Naar Hall, United
Church of Christ, 620 E.
Shamrock Blvd.
Notes: Venetian Harmony
Chorus of Sweet Adelines
International practice
Call: 480-1480
Empowerment
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Women's Resource
Center, 701 Center Road,
Venice
Notes: Empowerment and
self-esteem class led by
Brooky Brown
Cost: $8 nonmember do-
nation; $5 member dona-
tion
Call: 485-9724
Link: thewomens
resourcecenter.org
Preschool Storytime
Time: 10-10:45 a.m.
Where: Jacaranda Library,
4143 Woodmere Park
Blvd., Venice
Notes: For children ages
3-5. Help prepare children
for kindergarten.
Registration is not
required.
Call: 861-5000
Venice Archives
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Historic Triangle
Inn, 351 S. Nassau St.,
Venice
Notes: Archives & Area
Collections Museum open
Monday and
Wednesday.
Call: James Hagler, 486-
2487
Italian classes
Time: 4:15-5:30 p.m.
Where: Italian American
Club ofVenice, 1375
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for more information.
Seniors Without
Partners
Time: 12:30 p.m. every
Monday
Where: American Legion,
Venice
Notes: Play cards and
have fun
Call: 485-8739


Senior center
activities
Senior Friendship
Centers, 2350 Scenic
Drive
584-0075
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MONDAYS
Write your history
Time: 8:45 a.m.
Notes: Introduction to
Life History Writing
Mah-Jongg
Time: 9 a.m.
Notes: play Mah-Jongg


Italian language class;
open to the public.
Call: 486-1492
Shuffleboard
Time: 1 p.m., Monday,
Wednesday, Friday
Where: Hecksher Park,
450 W Venice Ave., Venice
Notes: Lessons available.
New members welcome.
Call: Barbara, 485-1678
Guitar lessons
Time: 5-6 p.m.; 6-7 p.m.
Where: Venice YMCA, 701
Center Road, Venice
Notes: Group guitar
lessons. All ages and play-
ing levels welcome.
Taught by Greg Byler. Sign
up in advance. Space is
limited. Level 1 classes are
5-6 p.m. Level 2 classes
are 6-7 p.m.
Cost: $15 members for
four-week class; $25 non-
members
Call: 496-4398
Train depot tours
Time: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: Historic Train
Depot, Seaboard Avenue
at East Venice Avenue
Notes: Tours are conduct-
ed on Mondays,
Wednesday and Fridays


Morning exercise
Time: 9 a.m.
Notes: Wake-up stretch
Musical movement
Time: 10 a.m.
Notes: Exercise to music
Tappercise
Time: 11 a.m.
Notes: Tap dancing for
beginners
Word knowledge
Time: 1 p.m.
Notes: Scrabble
Duplicate bridge
Time: 12:50-4 p.m.
Where: Caitlin Room,
2350 Scenic Drive, Venice
Notes: Partner needed
Cost: $2 donation
Call: Daisy, 493-3065

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


through May. Meet at the
east side under the Venice
Avenue Bridge. Trained
docents tell the history of
the depot and city of
Venice. Tours are spon-
sored byVenice Area
Historical Society. For 10
or more, call Jerry at 496-
9474.
Call: 412-0151, please
leave message.
Eagles Aerie 3482
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Where: 621 East Colonia
Lane, Nokomis
Notes: Italian night and
open mike
Call: 484-4470
Write your story
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Where: Sanddollar Book
Store, Miami Avenue and
Nassau Street
Notes: Free memoir writ-
ing class taught by Fran
Valencic.
Dance classes
(through April 13)
Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: Venice
Community Center, 326 S.
Nokomis Ave., Venice
Notes: Two Left Feet offers
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Notes: Woodcarving

Yogarobics
Time: 9 a.m.
Notes: Low-impact dance,
yoga, standing and seat-
ed, core strength, balance,
flexibility

Stitching
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Notes: Quilting and Teddy
bear making

Shuffle the deck
Time: 1 a.m.
Notes: Cards

Tin Pan Alley
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Notes: Les Gowan, et. al.,
return for 13th season
performing. All welcome.
Tappercise
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.
Notes: Tap dancing, inter-
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fox trot, rumba, line danc-
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Cost: $25 for six-week ses-
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Concert preview
Time: noon
Where: Venice Public
Library, 300 S. Nokomis
Ave., Venue
Notes: Venice Symphony
maestro Wesley John
Schumacher will discuss
the music and the com-
posers. There is no charge
for the concert preview.
Bring a sack lunch if you
like. Beverages will be
served.
Knitting guild
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: Venice Public
Library, 300 S. Nokomis
Ave., Venue
E-mail: sbm723@aol.com
Band concert
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Venice High
School auditorium, 1
Indian Ave., Venice


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Swayin' to the music
Time: 10 a.m.
Notes: Learn Latin dance

WEDNESDAYS
Walking
Time: 8:15 a.m.
Notes: Wednesday
Walkers
Put brush to canvas
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Notes: Watercolor art
Play cards
Time: 10 a.m.
Notes: Euchre
Senior dancing
Time: 11 a.m.
Notes: Senior Fitness Plus
and line dancing

THURSDAYS
Easy exercise
Time: 9 a.m.
Notes: Easy yoga

Making crafts
Time: noon
Notes: Arts and crafts


Notes: Winter band con-
cert. Free admission;
donations are appreciat-
ed. The band is under the
direction of Jonathan
Case.
Nature walks
Time: 9-11 a.m.
Where: Caspersen Beach,
meet at the end of Harbor
Drive in Venice.
Notes: Naturalist Bud
Doyle leads the walk and
teaches about the ocean,
fish and more. Walk is
sponsored by Sarasota
County Parks &
Recreation.
Call: 488-4158
Divorce: the
financial facts
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: Women's Resource
Center, 701 Center Road,
Venice
Notes: Instructor: Freya
Zollinger, CDFA.
Cost: $5-$8
Call: 485-9724
Link www.thewomens
resourcecenter.org
Military officers meet
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Where: American Legion
No-Vel Unit 159,1770 E.


Caregiver support
Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Notes: Support is for care-
givers who would like to
meet with others who are
dealing with this life tran-
sition.

FRIDAYS
Duplicate bridge
Time: Mondays and
Friday, 12:50-4 p.m.
Where: Caitlin Room,
2350 Scenic Drive, Venice
Notes: Partner needed
Cost: $2 donation
Call: Daisy, 493-3065

Yogarobics
Time: 9 a.m.
Notes: Low-impact dance,
yoga, standing and seat-
ed, core strength, balance,
flexibility

Take hook in hand
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Notes: Crochet class
Swivel those hips
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Notes: Hula class


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Notes: Membership is
open to members and
guests; all who hold or
ever held a warrant or
commission in any com-
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Call: 412-3592
Windows class
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
Where: Venice Public
Library, 300 Nokomis Ave.,
Venice
Notes: Registration is
required.
Call: 861-1340
Link: www.sclibs.net
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Where: Venice Area
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ARIES (March 21-April
19). You dearly want to
understand the mysteries
of life. These secrets never
reveal themselves in con-
crete terms, which only
spurs your curiosity. Study
brings vivid colors to a
world that some see as
black and white.
TAURUS (April 20-May
20). It energizes you to
think. Your best ideas
come while you're walk-
ing, showering or doing
the dishes. A lot of what
you imagine doesn't have
a direct application right
now, but keep dreaming
into the future.
GEMINI (May 21-June
21). You get antsy if you're
not learning something.
However, you're hesitant
to commit yourself to a
long educational process.
Sign up for a three-hour
class doing something
that looks interesting.
You'll meet new friends.
CANCER (June 22-July
22). You are headed in a
pleasing direction and all
your hard work is con-
tributing. Still, it's easy to
lose sight of the end game.
Develop ways to track
your progress. It boosts
your self-esteem to see
how far you've already
come.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22).
You would love to make a
positive impression on
every single person who
meets you. Concentrating
your conversations, jokes
and little games on one
receptive person at a time
will elevate your spirit.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.
22). You bond quickly with
new people. Soon after
you make contact you're
already encouraging a
deepening of the relation-
ship in your own subtle
way, of course. Your con-
nection with Pisces is
especially strong.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.
23). It seems to you that
everyone is probably
thinking and feeling as
you do, but this is not so.
Your ideas and impulses
are unique, and you
should follow them. As
Oscar Wilde said, "Be
yourself, everyone else is


VENUEfrom Page 11B
and pride in yourself.
Facilitated by Kim Seller,
MSW, LMHC.
Cost: $8 nonmember do-
nation; $5 member dona-
tion
RSVP: 485-9724
Link: thewomensresource
center.org
Venice Gardens
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Where: Venice Gardens
Civic Center, 406 Sham-
rock Blvd., Venice
Notes: Bingo, nonsmoking
public. Snacks are avail-
able.
Call: Linda, 497-3098
Osprey leads club
Time: noon-l:15 p.m.
Where: Ophelia's, 1097
North Tamiami Trail,
Nokomis
Notes: Osprey Profession-
al Leads Club, a chapter of
Ali Lassen's Leads Club,
meets every Tuesday.
Open to the public.
Cost: $12
Call: Wendy Moore, 371-
1151
Link: www.leadsfl.com
Croquet
Time: 10 a.m.
Where: Wellfield Park, cor-
ner of Pinebrook and
Lucaya, Venice
Notes: Free lessons and
use of equipment.
Call: Marge Chandler,
488-2747
Square dancing
Time: 3-5 p.m.


Where: Woodmere Park,
3951 Woodmere Park
Blvd., Venice
Notes: Adult, conducted
by Red Bates.
Cost: $5
Call: 828-0481
E-mail:
redbates@juno.com


already taken."
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
21). Attention is not given
freely; it must be captured.
You'll be the best one for
the job, as you have a
dynamic way of relaying
the message, whatever it
may be. Your stories are
moving.


SAGITTARIUS (Nov.
22-Dec. 21). Even when
you're not being paid you
are compelled to give of
yourself and your work
generously. You render
service to others with a
positive attitude. It brings
different kinds of wealth
your way.


CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-
Jan. 19). Trying to do too
much will make you feel
stressed and irritated.
Adjust your task list to
accommodate a day of
rest. Better to joyfully suc-
ceed at doing just one
thing than take on too
much and fail at being


nice in the process.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-
Feb. 18). You like to stay
in control of your feelings
and can usually stay
extraordinarily calm dur-
ing interpersonal drama.
However, even you can't
help but be emotionally
tugged into the flow of


today's action.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March
20). Like a radio that's
tuned to a certain frequen-
cy, you are honed in on
what a loved one is going
through. You can almost
hear this person's thoughts.
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DEC. 13, 2008
WEEKEND EDITION


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Out and about


John and Fran LeRoux are spotted at Venice Theater for "The
Producers."


PHOTO COURTESY OF VEE GARRY-CHIULLI
Dot Millner, wife of Venice Concert Band director Bill Millner,
greets band aide Bill Pell during the Christmas concert at the
Venice Community Center.


PHOTO COURTESY OF WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER
OF SARASOTA COUNTY
The Women's Resource Center of Sarasota County recently
held its Fall Gathering. More than 300 women attended the
event. Table hostess Kathi Cellura welcomes her guests, seat-
ed, from left, Golda Radefeld, Irene Slattery and Bonnie
Kaiser; and standing, from left, Joyce McCaffery, Cellura,
Morina Chemielak, and Felicia Grant.


SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN
FENNELL, jfennell@venice
gondolier.com
Right, the No. 8 boat
in the Venice
Christmas Boat
Parade was Caught
Ya, owned by Steve
Jacobs.


PHOTO COURTESY OF MARILU THORNBURGH
The grand opening of the Stoneybrook
Golf & Country Club clubhouse was held
Dec. 5-7 at the clubhouse. Entertainment
was by the Big Night Out band. There was
a dance exhibition presented by Marilu
and Tom Thornburgh representing The
Dance Team Studio in Nokomis. The dance
exhibition will highlight the dinner-dance
at the club beginning Jan. 4 from 4-7 p.m.
each Sunday. The first 30 minutes of the
dinner-dance will be a dance lesson. For
information, call Marilu Thornburgh at 306-
1825.


PHOTO COURTESY OF NEW LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH
New Life Assembly of God Church held a grand opening and dedication service
on Sunday, Nov. 30, at its new building at 5800 South Tamiami Trail. The Rev. Terry
Raburn was guest speaker. The Ditchfield Family Singers and Ron Roberts pro-
vided music.


PHOTO COURTESY OF MARY ROGERS
Richard and Mary Rogers of Venice ride on the ComForcare
Senior Services float in the Venice Holiday Parade. Visiting
them and also riding on the float are Richard's parents,
Bynum and Mary Rogers, of North Carolina, who were amazed
at how many people lined up on the parade route.

SUN PHOTOS BY
JUSTIN FENNELL,
jfennell @venice
gondolier.com
Left, No. 13,
Wayne's World,
owned by
Wayne Notting-
ham, took third
place in the up
to 29 feet cate-
gory.


Left, No. 9 in .
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Christmas Boat .-
Parade was ;
Solid, cap-
tained by John
Watjen.


PHOTO COURTESY OF DR.W. ARTHUR WHISTLER
Bob Peters, of Nokomis, tries to be the
third rainbow at Siesta Key Beach.


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My grandchild


PHOTO COURTESY OF ART LAW
Four generations will celebrate the second birthday of Mexi
Abigail Font on Christmas Day. Mexi is pictured with her
mother, Holly Font, grandmother Julie Meyers and great-
grandmother Jill Meyers. They all reside in Venice.


My club


PHOTO COURTESY OF CAROLYN MONTGOMERY
From left, Wellesley Club of Sarasota members Dee Klingenberg, of Longboat Key, and Mary
Ellen O'Brien, of Sarasota, chat with Albert Joerger, head of the Sarasota Conservation
Foundation, before his recent speech to the club about conservation on the Gulf Coast. Now in
its 51st year, the club is composed of almost 90 active members who graduated between 1929
and 1994. The club sponsors social and educational activities at monthly meetings for
Wellesley College alumnae and their guests, keeping alumnae connected to the college and to
one another.


PHOTO COURTESY OF MARY LINDSKOG
Mary Lindskog, left, of Chapter GU, PE.O. Sisterhood, presents a check to Debbie Delay of
Venice to use for educational expenses. Delay is enrolled at Manatee Community College and
is studying to be a paralegal. PE.O., an international organization with philanthropic and cul-
tural goals, is interested ind helping women further their educational goals.

















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VENICE ISLAND. Deepwaterbayfrontwith canal
frontage on side, 2 docks & 3/4-acre on Venice
Island. Many upgrades & granite throughout.
$1,750,000. Venice office, 485-5421.#N5763365


ELEGANT LIVING in an ideal location, with
upgrades throughout and exquisite architectural
detail. Pool and spa overlook lake. $595,000.
Palmer Ranch office, 966-8000.#A388930


BLUE DOLPHIN ESTATES. Excellentopportunity
forthis 5BR home on overan acre of land.Separate
entrance allowsfora guest suite. $294,900. Venice
office, 485-5421. #N5763508


THE OAKS CLUBSIDE. Traditional style with
walk-in wine cellar, gourmet kitchen, oakwood
floors, dining room, library & golf course views.
$1,249,000. Palmer Ranch office, 966-8000.
#A376505


SAWGRASS. Beautiful home built in 2005.3BR,
a den, many upgrades & pool. Gated golf course
community with no membership required.
$547,000. Venice office, 485-5421.#N574662


WATERFRONT COMMUNITY. Luxurious,
upgraded 3BR residence with den, full-service
marina, spa, fitness & fine dining. 29' dry boat
storage available. $995,000. St. Armands office,
388-4447. #A339253


ENGLEWOOD. 3,000 + sq. ft. custom ranch
nestled on an acre,with 3 mastersuites,cathedral
ceilings, dining room & living room. $499,000.
Palmer Ranch office, 966-8000.#A375675


ROTONDAWEST. Lovely, spacious 3BR pool home MANASOTA KEY. Newlyavailable unit in Sunburst,
in a popular golf community. Features formal just steps from the beach. Features partial Gulf
living &dining rooms, family room, eat-in kitchen, views, on-site property management & income
large lanai & pool area with canal view. $269,000. potential. $245,000. Englewood office, 473-7750.
Englewood office, 473-7750. #D569881 #D573092


OLD FLORIDA ARCHITECTURE. In a nature
preserve & across from 2 marinas, 2,400-sq.-
ft., 3/4BR overlooks a lake & features numerous
upgrades. $649,000. Palmer Ranch office,
966-8000. #A340778


GULF COVE. Canal-front home located on
a quiet street with stunning Myakka River
views. Immaculate, custom 3BR home built in
2004. $495,000. Englewood office, 473-7750.
#D5770942







PORT CHARLOTTE. Immaculate,expansive 3-4BR
home with cathedral ceilings, arched doorways,
luxurious mastersuitewith doublewalk-ins,great
backyard &roomfora pool. 5205,000. Siesta Key
office, 349-3444. #A387938


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VENICE GOLF & CC. Built in 2003 with 3BR,
3,000 sq. ft., 2 fireplaces, 12' ceilings, built-ins
& 3-car garage. Membership required. $599,000.
Plantation office, 493-2500.#N559865


CAPE HAZE. Spacious 3BR home on a 1/2-acre lot
with great room, master suite & breakfast nook
opento lanai & pool. $425,000. Englewood office,
473-7750. #D5769365


SOUTHWOOD. Charming lakefront, maintenance-
free home with vaulted ceilings, plant shelves,
large master suite with sitting area. 5165,000.
Venice office, 485-5421.#N5761543


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PORT CHARLOTTE. Fabulous 3,500-sq.-ft. custom
built waterfront home offers spectacular views
& over 175'of canal. $599,000. Englewood office.
473-7750. #D5768958


VENICE ISLAND. Spacious home on a large lot
Mexican tile floors, exceptional yard with fruit
trees & 2 deeded Gulf beach accesses. 5399,000
Venice office, 485-5421.#N5763621








NORTH PORT. 2004-built,3BRWindemere home
in good condition. $105,000. Englewood office.
473-7750. #C698176


CASEY KEY BAYFRONT. 7,700 sq. ft., 5BR,
5-car garage residence. Large walled-in
bayfront propertywith dock&deeded ease-
ment to beach. $5,900,000. Thomas Stone,
349-3444or 356-1700. #A370306
STUNNING PRIVATE RETREATatthe beach.
This is a unique opportunity to purchase a
new walled estate on pristine, private
beachfront. Tastefully turnkey furnished.
$3,395,000. Sania Zadorozny, 383-7591 or
266-7829. #A384634
NOKOMIS. Luxury boat & beach condo
with 3BR and 2 under-building parking
spaces in an intimate 6-unit gated setting.
$1,499,500. Helen Moore, 485-5421 or
724-2030. #N575019
THE OAKS. Incredibly remodeled 4BR home
overlooking a lake & the 16th green. Cherry
wood floors and a 3,500 sq. ft. lanai area.
$1,295,000. Betty Mullinnix & Steve Abbe,
349-3444or 928-3441. #A382690
THE OAKS. Traditional Bo MacEwen/Cliff
Scholz desing forthis updated & renovated
home with the finest finishes. $1,195,000.
Nicole Hammons-Dovgopolyi, 966-8000 or
356-5849. #A3897271
OAKS CLUBSIDE. Beautiful sunset, lake
& fairway views of the Heron Course from
this beautifully detailed &appointed home.
$1,194,750. Betty Mullinnix & Steve Abbe,
349-3444or928-3441.#A365103
SORRENTO SHORES. Spectacular contem-
porary architecture & beautiful water views
in this 3-4BR,3,116-sq.-ft.waterfront home
built in 2004. $1,050,000. Lenore Treiman,
966-8000 or 356-9642. #A3896821
OAKS BAYSIDE. Large, beautifully located
homesite in exclusive Oaks Bayside. Preserve
views & North Creek frontage. $595,000.
Nicole Hammons-Dovgopolyi, 966-8000 or
356-5849. #A345691
RIVENDELL. Beautiful lake views from this
2,700 sq. ft., 3BR home with den, eat-in
kitchen, tile throughout & vaulted ceil-
ings. $549,000. Sarah Mcguire, 349-3444
or 809-1478. #A379125
RIVENDELL WOODLANDS. Perfect, mainte-
nance-free 3BR with pool. Premium location,
closetoallthearea hastooffer. $409,900. Linda
Bastian, 966-8000 or 321-6203. #A3895353
BAY POINT.4BR pool home lessthan 2 miles
from Nokomis Beach. Hardwood & laminate
floors, large screened lanai and oversized
lot. $405,000. Steven Chapman, 485-5421
or 716-7591. #N5762533
CENTRAL LOCATION. Blocks to beaches,
boating, marina and 1 mile to open Gulfthru
Lyons Bay. Handyman special for huge value
increase. $349,000. WallyTurner, 485-5421
or 716-1227. #N5761772
NOKOMIS. Darling multi-plex less than a
mile to Nokomis Beach. Attractive, updated
& well maintained. Quiet cul-de-sac loca-
tion. $329,000. Helen Moore, 485-5421 or
724-2030. #N5762999


THE INLETS. Convenient to Casey Key Beach,
Venice & Sarasota. Lovely 2BR villa with
updated kitchen, new flooring, appliances
& A/C. $325,000. Jeanne Ballock, 485-5421
or 468-1738. #N569204
RIVENDELL. Updated 2-3BR maintenance-
free home with open plan & nearly 2,000
sq. ft. of living area on a quiet cul-de-sac
lot. $325,000. Jody Skapyak, 966-8000 or
400-5603. #A387418
DUQUOIN HEIGHTS. Family neighborhood
within walking distanceto Nokomis School.
Spacious 3BR home with separate family
room & fireplace. $225,000. Sara Ann Leicht,
966-8000 or 586-4790. #A387953
OSPREY. Adorable home on oversized lot.
Features3BRs, large family room & mastersuite.
$99,900. Greg Novak, 485-5421. #N5763085


WATERFRONT MASTERPIECE.On a3/4-acre
lot, this5BR Gulf-frontestate homefeatures
Spanish-Mediterranean architecture, den,
3-car garage and pool. $7,995,000. Annette
Ayers, 966-8000 or 223-2343. #A3892272
BEACHFRONT HAVEN. On a magnificent
3/4-acre lot, this open residence invites casu-
ally elegant living with 150' of beach, boat
dock & pool. $3,999,000. Linda Dickinson,
388-4447 or 350-3304. #A352579
GULF-FRONT. Panoramic views from this
updated, open & airy 3BR home with vaulted
ceilings &spacious living area. $1,995,000. Nancy
Moore, 966-8000 or374-2200. #A366091
CASEY KEY BAYFRONT. Beach & fishing
retreat, this 3-4BR home features a guest
apartment, new roof, spacious decks, dock
& 10,000 Ib. lift. $1,800,000. Nancy Moore,
966-8000 or 374-2200. #A347498
CASEY KEY. Newly updated 2BR beach
retreat situated on a Gulf-front lot offer-
ing the ultimate in waterfront living.
$1,695,000. Cail-Grande, 383-7591 or
780-2245. #A383719


MANASOTA KEY. Beautiful panoramic views
oftheGulf. Relaxon the 50'deck surrounded
by palm trees & watch dazzling sunsets.
$1,499,500. Patricia Szemkus, 473-7750 or
662-0575. #D576465
VENICE ISLAND. 2,476 sq. ft., 2 balconies
for sunrise-to-sunset vistas. Features 3BRs,
green-conscious bamboo flooring & more.
$1,395,000. Helen Moore, 485-5421 or
724-2030. #N571909
ENGLEWOOD HOME ACRES. Extravagant
3-4BR cutom built home situated on 1 acre
offering breathtaking, panoramic views
of Lemon Bay. $899,000. Courtney Boyer,
473-7750 or 286-8208. #D5769106
VENICE ISLAND. In the heart of Venice
Island & overlooking the Intracoastal, this
2-3BR unit occupies the 4th floor corner posi-
tion. $619,900. Helen Moore, 485-5421 or
724-2030. #N573287


ENGLEWOOD VENICE
359 ARDENWOOD DRIVE. $760,000. Janice 443 FAIRWAY ISLES DR. $569,000. Wally Turner,
Williams, 441-7441. #D559902 716-1227. #N573952
NOKOMIS 631 KHYBER LN. $499,000. Scott Johnston,
187 INLETS BLVD. 5399,000. Jeanne Ballock, 232-5482.#N5761568
468-1738.#N573164 206 VESTAVIA DR. $387,000. Robert Brooker,
219 INLETS BLVD. $349,950. Jeanne Ballock, 445-0861.#N5761540
468-1738.#N5763430 920 COOPER ST # 401. $339,900. Sherrey Welch,
164 INLETS BLVD. $325,000. Nancy Jo Welte, 223-6318. #N5762867
441-7965.#N569204 237 VESTAVIA DR. $299,500. Susan Brooker,
NORTH PORT 223-6055. #N573509
2620 PEACH CIR. $160,000. Virginia Hamilton, 447 PINEWOOD LAKE DRIVE. $275,000. Greg
473-7750. #D5770648 Novak, 485-5421. #N574678
PUNTAGORDA 1426 MASENO DR. $199,900. Martha Pike,
716-4392. #N5763503
28959 SMUGGLERS LANE. 5849,900.Ellen Baker, 1781ANSILVESTRODR.198,500BettyKnight,
268-4999. #D5770164 1781 SAN SILVESTRO DR. 198,500. Betty Knight,
SOUTH SHORE 928-3019. #N5761977
SOUTH SHORE
265 HARBOR HOUSE DR. $995,001. Steven Bailey,
786-4632.#N5763616


PALM ISLAND RESORT. Two miles of private
beach awaitthediscriminating buyer of this
2BR beach villa. $545,000. Denise Mattmuller,
966-8000 or 232-8055. #A324803
MANASOTA KEY. Beachfront 3BR turn-
key furnished getaway in the Surf Club.
$518,500. Dianne Corcoran, 473-7750 or
266-1426. #D5768550
VENICE ISLAND. Venice Beach is just one
block from this renovated, pristine 3BR
plus office split plan. Caged pool on corner
lot. $489,000. Laura Kovac, 485-5421 or
587-4080. #N5762956
SOUTH VENICE. Amazing custom home on
Alligator Creek. Features a solid teak entry,
built-in electronics, summer kitchen, caged
pool & spa. Neighborhood free of mandatory
fees. $439,000. Helen Moore, 485-5421 or
724-2030. #N5762581
CLUBSIDE PLACE. Courtyard home in
Waterford with rooms opening to pool
area. Walking distance to golf& clubhouse.
$425,000. Robert Harsch, 485-5421 or
223-3690. #N569492
BLUE HERON Spacious residence with beau-
tiful interiors in a wonderful Venice loca-
tion. $399,900. Maryanne Kurtz, 485-5421
or 441-6624. #N5762266
MANASOTA KEY. Beautiful 3BR home on
1.63 acres, a short distance to Manasota
Beach. Solid counters, wood cabinets & tile
floors. $390,000. Luis Canaveral, 473-7750
or 492-0784. #D5768357
SAN MARCO. Spectacular views from this
furnished 2BR condo on the Gulf. Enjoy
sunsets from yourscreened lanai. Beachfront
pool. $375,000. Jo-Anne Sckowska & Nell
Taylor, 485-5421 or 321-8975. #N566485
VENICE. Wonderful 3BR, 2-car garage
home in a prime area. Preserve view,
split plan, 10' ceilings, crown molding &
more. $359,900. Peter Knorr, 473-7750 or
266-0100.#D5768787


ENGLEWOOD. Spectacular bay views &
endless opportunities to enjoy Florida's
coastal lifestyle. Direct Gulf access &excep-
tional location. $350,000. Courtney Boyer,
473-7750 or 286-8208. #D5770336
LAKES OF JACARANDA Pristine, perfect &
prominent, this elegant Bonair model boasts
a large lanai & solar-heated pool. $342,000.
Beverly Weltzien, 485-5421 or 223-0612.
#N5762332
HAMMOCKS CAPE HAZE. This fantastic,
newly completed 4BR Palm villa features
granite counters, lake views, private 2-car
garage & upstairs loft area. $339,500.
Toby Delbridge, 473-7750 or 320-6360.
#D548882
ENGLEWOOD. Lovely open floor plan with
full glass doors to large lanai. Oversized
lot with private dock on Gottfried Creek.
$299,000. Christina Sabatelli, 473-7750 or
323-3304.#D5770184
NEW LAKESIDE VILLA in a gated commu-
nity. Exciting amenities & design in this
2BR-plus-den with designer upgrades
& 2-car garage. $285,000. Ann Martin,
388-4447 or356-7717. #A340620
SAWGRASS. Lake & golf course views in a
gated golfcourse community. Upscale club-
house, heated pool & exercise room. Priced
below assessed value. $279,900. Martha
Pike, 485-5421 or 716-4392. #N575981
SOUTH VENICE. Many updated on this 3BR
pool home with fireplace, tile floors, updated
kitchen, detached workshop/garage &
oversized lot. $248,300. Jackie Kennedy,
485-5421 or 266-4074. #N5761920
SAN LINO. Like-new San Lino Tuscan II
model with 2BRs, office, bonus room, lake
view & detached one-car garage. Gated
community convenient to shopping, restau-
rants & beach amenities. $239,000. Sherrey
Welch, 485-5421 or 223-6318. #N5762057


VENETIAN GOLF & RIVER. Venetian offers
resort-style living along the Myakka River.
Amenities include golf, tennis, river club,
fitness& more. $219,000. CoreyC. Compton,
966-8000 or685-6655. #A375038
GONDOLA PARK. Well-maintained 3BR
condo with tile throughout& largescreened
balcony. 2 exercise rooms, heated pool,
tennis & more. $199,900. Helen Moore,
485-5421 or 724-2030. #N554546
GULF POINT. Adorable furnished condo
across from Venice Beach. Large master
suite, walk-in closet, enclosed lanai &
Gulf views. $199,500. Denise Mattmuller,
966-8000 or 232-8055. #A376268
ENGLEWOOD. This superbly maintained &
well decorated 55+ condominium in the
quiet Sanctuary at Cape Haze features a
spacious floor plan, 4BRs, high ceilings &
greenbelt views. $197,500. Toby Delbridge,
473-7750 or 320-6360. #D532311
ENGLEWOOD.Active55+ communitywith
amenities including tennis, pool & club-
house. Home boasts many updates, garage
& fruit trees. $189,500. Jackie Kennedy,
485-5421 or 266-4074. #N573304
BEAUTIFUL COTTAGE near Manasota Beach
with old fashioned charm and most modern
ofconveniences. Terazzo floors and screened
lanai. $179,900. Dianne Corcoran, 473-7750
or 266-1426. #D5769432
JACARANDA. Put your personal touches
on this wonderful 3BR split plan home in a
great community. Features a family room,
Florida room, new plumbing & newer a/c.
$175,000. Jo-anne Sckowska, 485-5421 or
321-8975. #N5761725
CAPE HAZE. Build your home on this over-
sized lot among the amenities of the Cape
Haze community.An excellentarea for boaters
& fishermen alike. $174,900. Toby Delbridge,
473-7750 or320-6360. #D505685
L'PAVIA. Light & bright 2BR condominium
located close to everything. Large, open
living room area, kitchen & family room
with volume ceilings. Detached one-car
garage. $164,500.Jackie Kennedy, 485-5421
or 266-4074. #N5762361
VENICE. Close to beaches & the downtown
historic district. Lovingly maintained inside &
out, includesspa & barin lanai area. $159,900.
Virginia Hamilton, 473-7750. #D5768803
ROTONDAWEST. Close to everything, with
24+ golf courses within 30-minute drive,
15 minutes to Gulf beaches, fishing & boat-
ing. $156,000.John Grimshaw, 473-7750 or
457-2612. #D5770379
SOUTH VENICE. 2BR home, fully updated
throughout. Features a spacious living room,
French doors, nice landscaping and large
backyard. Renter in place. $125,000. Steven
Chapman, 485-5421 or 716-7591. #N5762135


ENGLEWOOD. Great lot in a million dollar
neighborhood with separately deeded
boat slip. No bridges to ICW & no turns to
enter the slip. Across from Stump Pass to
Gulf. $124,900. Phillip Corcoran, 473-7750
or586-2134.#D541089
BEACH MANOR VILLAS. In a 55+ commu-
nity on Venice Island, this furnished,
attached 2BR villa boasts a pool, shuffle-
board & community room. $99,000. Sherrey
Welch, 485-5421 or 223-6318. #N561171
ROTONDA WEST. Many custom home build-
ers to choose from. Build now or invest in
your property and build later. $69,900. John
Grimshaw, 473-7750 or 457-2612. #0523079
ROTONDAMEADOWS. Build your homeon
these 2 side-by-side residential lots. Close
to Boca Grande & Lemon Bay. $46,000.
John Grimshaw, 473-7750 or 457-2612.
#D546215
OPEN LAND.This South Venice lot is 80x100
& is in a convenient location. $30,000. Mary
Samples, 485-5421 or416-1591. #N575818


PUNTA GORDA. Gorgeous estate on 2 acres
with pond. Well-maintained 3BRwith extra
parking, pool & great privacy. $280,000. Garry
Jenkins, 485-5421 or 716-2877. #N5762841
NORTH PORT. 3BR, 2-car garage, formal
living/dining/family rooms, breakfast nook,
Berbercarpet&trayceilings in master suite.
$164,900. John Grimshaw, 473-7750 or
457-2612. #D573926
PUNTAGORDA.Immaculate pool home with
many improvements including newer roof,
pool, cage, a/c&appliances. $159,900. Ellen
Baker, 473-7750 or 268-4999. #D5768818
GULF COVE. Located in a boating commu-
nity, this well-maintained homefeaturesan
open split plan with 3BRs & formal dining
room. $155,000. Mercedes Skidmore,
473-7750 or 473-7750. #D5770128
NORTH PORT ESTATES. Create your
own country dream estate on 5 beautiful
wooded acres. $159,000.Joan Parkinson PA,
966-8000. #A3896522
PORT CHARLOTTE. Great location, close
to shopping & dining. Features a screened
lanai with viewof large backyard & wooded
area. $109,500. Patricia Szemkus, 473-7750
or 662-0575. #D5770248
PORT CHARLOTTE. Wonderful, spacious
home on a freshwater canal. New roof, tile,
paint & counters. Split plan with room for
a pool. $89,900. Ellen Baker, 473-7750 or
268-4999.#C698262
SOUTH GULF COVE. Oversized waterfront
lotjust off the Santa Cruz Waterway. Build
your dream home with 95' directly on the
canal. $69,000. Courtney Boyer, 473-7750
or 286-8208.#D576415
NORTH PORT.This lot can be usedto buildyour
single-family home. $19,900. JohnGrimshaw,
473-7750 or457-2612. #D5768427


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1010- 1650
1010 Open House
1020 Homes/General
1021 Arcadia
1022 Englewood
1023 Nokomis/Osprey
1024 North Port
1025 Port Charlotte
1026 Punta Gorda
1027 South Venice
1028 Venice
1029 Sarasota
1030 Waterfront
Homes
1031 Foreclosures
1035 Golf Course
Community
1040 Condos/Villas
1060 Townhouses
1070 Duplexes
1075 Tn-Plex For Sale
1080 Apartments
1090 Mobile Homes
1100 Interval Owner-
ship
1115 Out Of Area
Homes
1120 Wanted To Buy
RENT
1210 Homes
1240 Condos/Villas
1280 Townhouses
1300 Duplexes
1320 Apartments
1330 Hotel/Motel
1340 Mobile Homes
1345 Misc. Rentals
1350 Efficiencies
1360 Rooms
1370 Rentals To Share
1390 Vacation
1420 Wanted To Rent
LOTS
1500 Lots & Acreage
1515 Waterfront
1520 Out Of Area Lots
1530 Commercial
Lots
1540 Trade/Exchange
BUSINESS
1600 Business For
Sale
1610 Business
Rentals
1615 Income Property
1620 Commercial/
Industrial Prop.
1640 Warehouse &
Storage
1650 Farm/Ranches

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BURNT STORE ISLES
1:00-4:00 $538,000
3683 Tripoli Blvd.
Gorgeous builders
model on golf course.
3/3/3 pool! Morris
Realty 941-637-1090





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OPEN HOUSE
SATURDAY 11-3
11768 Anglers Club
$520,000.
Key West Style Town-
home, 3/3 Furn. on
Canal with Gulf Access
771-thru Gaspirilla
Marine entrance to
Black Gate on Right
12:00-3:00
495 Winwood Ct. Port
Charlotte $145,500.
Beautiful 3/2/2 in great
community.
Forrest Nelson &
Peachland- R on
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Apple L on Winwood

Open House Sun. 12 -
3:30, 2526 Roxbury Cir.
N. Port. 3/2/1, move in
cond. $67,900. (941)
661-1479


Sat. 1-4, 1-17&
Palm Shore Blvd. New,
4BR/4.5BA, 6688 SF
$849,900.941-258-2891
Maltese Developments

SOUTH VENICE
2/2/1 well maintained
1488 Jupiter Rd.,
Sat. & Sun. 11-2.
Bobby Lawrence.
9414686294
Keller Williams Realty


1010 OPEN HOUSE

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1015 R.E. AUCTION

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Start at $10,000
921 TROPICAL CIR,
PORT CHARLOTTE
3BR 2BA 1,650sf+\-.
13294 WINDCREST
DR, PORT CHARLOTTE
land.
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Wed. Dec. 17 at 921
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1020 HOUSES FOR
SALE

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Call 941-234-4267




NORTH PORT
3/2 Cincinnati $106,400
3/2 Biscayne $80,000
3/2 Pascal $68,400
3/1 Dekle $88,350
3/1 Allen $38,000
2/1 Pontiac $46,400
PT. CHARLOTTE
3/1.5 Conway $47,500
2/2 Augusta $33,250
2/1 Quasar $26,600
PUNTA GORDA
2/1 Mckenzie $124,000
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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 $248K
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 Cir Newer
Huge 3/2.5/2+ w/ pool
on Rotonda River
$339KTerry Long
941-830-2347
RE/MAX Bayside.
By owner close to boat
ramp, beach, $89K &
$149K neg. Spa bath, hot
tub, furn. Poss. rent. 941-
698-1267 or 681-2718.
Open Daily Noon-4
Builder's Model 3/2/2
$129,900 1311sf
12542 Gulfstream Blvd.
Coastal Living Realty.
941-685-3930
www.newenglewoodhomes.com
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 $89,000
Terry Long
941-830-2347
RE/MAX Bayside.

1024 NORTH PORT

3/2/2 fenced Rear yard
& scr. lanai, split BR/BA,
uiet neighborhood
69900 941-423-0068
4/2/2 Canal Front, Built
'01, Near Toledo Blade.
$175,000. Make offer
Investment RIty 492-5050
BEAUTIFUL HERON
CREEK GOLF & CC.
3 BR+DEN/3 CAR
POOL/SPA. $354,900
MAKE FINAL OFFER. NO
CLOSING COSTS. CALL
MARNI 941-518-2354
HANDYMAN SPECIAL
OWNER FINANCING
$600/mo.
Call 941-429-0293


Payments starting
S600/mo
Owner financing
Many houses, All
Homes 3BR/2BA/Gar
Prices Starting at
$79K 941-716-0040
SHORT SALE PRICE WITH
NO BANK HASSLE!!
BEAUTIFUL HERON
CREEK GOLF & CC.
3BR+DEN/3CAR-
POOL/SPA. $354,900
4.875% FIXED. NO CLOS-
ING COSTS. CALL JOY
941-209-9359

1025 PT CHARLOTTE
FOR SALE

3/1 Move In Now! New
Cabinets, Kitchen Appl.,
A/C, Roof. $110K Poss.
Finance 941-629-6329
BANK FORECLOSURES
FIXXERUPPERS
Many to choose from,
pricing is right Venice
Englewood, North Port
Hussein Taha-Lic.RE Bro-
ker 941468-7614
Cottage Condo 2/2 beau-
tifully furnished heated
pool clubhouse Ex Cond
PLUS 2007 Toyota Yaris
original owner 24K Total
$129,000 941-624-3037
Deep Creek Pool Home
**Owner Financing**
3/2/2 Vaulted ceilings,
oversized garage.
New roof, paint & cage
since 2004. $169,900.
10% Down, no closing.
(941)-627-4177
To Advertise in
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Please Call Jill
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1026 PUNTA GORDA
FOR SALE

PIRATE HBR 3/2/2 water-
front new roof/windows,
dock, fenced yd, all offers
considered. 505-0047.
Sailboat canal 2/2/2+
Den/office, 1494sf,
All updated. Stunning.
$239,500.
Great Neighbors!
(941)-626-2675. FSBO

1028 VENICE FOR
SALE

4BR/2BA, Great Location.
great shape, ready to move
in. REDUCED! $135K. obo.
941-8098911


1030 WATERFRONT
HOMES

BEACHFRONT
ISLAND SHORES
2BR/2BA high ceilings.
Priv. pool ent. $599,900.
941-416-3829
Owner/Broker
Custom 4/3.5/2.5 sail-
boat, pool, 3,800 sf. PC.
beach 100' seawall, 3
min. to Harbor, hosp.,
$695K, (850)-567-7978
On Alligator Creek w/dock.
Ferry to beach, 2 or 3BR,
w/Tropical fam rm, billiard
rm, DR, 3CG, 80x275 lot,
2400 SF At $495K, what
are you waiting for?
Investment RIty 492-5050





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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/ILLAS
FOR SALE

Bird Bay Golf Course Villa,
2/2, Ldry rm, Cport, 8x25
Porch, Cath Ceilings, $199k
Investment RIty 492-5050
Birdbayrealty.com
Bird Bay Village
City Limits of Venice
Golf, Tennis, Pools,
3 Conv/2 Lakeside $139,900
3/2Townhouse $249,000
2/2 Lakeside $149,900
3 Conv./2 Lakeside $189,000
2/2w/Deck/Lake $199,999
1/1 Corner Condo $85,000
3 Conv./2 Lakeside $178,500
2/2 Bay house $163,900
2/2 Villa Golf Crse $189,900
2/2 Condo GolfCrse$180,000
2/2 SW Lagoon $204,500
2/2/2 Villa w/garage $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
Deep Creek Golf Course,
condo, 2/2/CP furn.
REDUCED to $97,500.
Call (941)-624-5320

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


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
o Advertise in
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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

$1500 DOWN
$695/Month
DBL wide 2BR/2BA furn.
Harbor Cove North Port
55+ Waterfrnt Park Lot
Rent Incl. 941423-1225
2BR/1BA, CHA, carport &
FL rm in adult park.
$12,000. 941-639-1450
55+ NEW factory direct
14X48 furn. 2/1 $27,500
Small but sweet 1BR
$3500. 941474-1353
Bank Says Sell!
3BR/2BA, Island
Kitchen, new appli-
ances, new carpet
t/o. As low as
$680/mo. WAC.
877-507-1122


1, .6" 2 I' ""

2/2 with Garage Near Golf Course,1,606 sq.ft $ 99,900
2nd floor, 2 bd/2 bth condo, High Ceilings, lake view$ 144,900
3/2/2 "Great Condition Home",move in, Cul-de-sac.. $ 208,900
3 bd/2 bth/ 2 gar, 2,186 sq.ft., Caged Pool, large lot $ 229,000
2 bd/2 bth, water view condo Island of Venice ....... $ 259,900
4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car on 1 acre with mature trees ...... $ 479,900
5 Acres, 6 bed, 4 bath, Caged Pool, Horses allowed $ 599,900
Historic 5 Bed, 4 bth, 2 car home on Island of Venice$ 799,000
1 1900


1090 MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE

NOKOMIS, Palm & Pines
MHP 55+, 1&2BR Start-
ing at $1800. All refur-
bished. Move in now
(941)486-3637
Polynesian Village MHP.
1495 Alamander Ave,
EngI Resident owned,
walk to Manasota
Beach, dbl wide resales
941-474-3636.
RV, 28ft, '84, tied down in
Craigs RV Park in Arcadia.
VG cond. $4,000/obo
Details (863)-558-3723

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

Venice Isles 2/1 on
Creek, Land owned, 2
pools $62,000
Investment RIty 492-5050
VENICE RANCH
12x56 2/1 Asking $3500
Furnished.
24x48 2/2 Asking $15K
Furnished.
55+ Comm. NO PETS.
Others to choose.
www.veniceranch.com
Dick or Steve
941488-5672

1110 OUT OF
AREA HOMES

Time share week 42, Oct.
16-23. Fishermen's Vil-
lage, Punta Gorda, FL &
Gatlinburg, TN, $1000
each. 941- 661-4372 or
941- 639-3109

1120 WANTEDTO BUY

SHORT SALES &
FORECLOSURES
Gulfcoast Realty Int'l
(941)-766-7091

1205 LEASE OPTION

WATERFRONT Lease
option 3/3/2 Pool,
$298K, 5% Down, $1300
/mo 941-716-0040

1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

$625 /month or Best
Offer! Port Charlotte
Nice home central
location. 941-650-4720
$700 mo. + Dep 2/2/CP,
Central PC, washer/dryer
Scr lanai, lawn service
provided 941-625-1480
$700$/month! North
Port. Affordable 3 br
home. Convenient loca-
tion. 941-650-4720
$750 mo. PC, large,
clean, remodel, 3/2/2,
Owner Fin. Poss. great
area, (941)-276-3694
$799$ /month! North
Port. Newer 3 br
home Nice looking
home 941-650-4720
*Affordable
3BR & 4BR Newer,
Spacious, N P homes
941-223-6067
owner broker

1 Month Free Rent. Lease
to own or Rent. Newer
North Port 3/2/2. $850
John 317-538-6800


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

18198 Griffen
PC 4/2 Pool $1075
Pets Welcome
22554 Laika Ave
PC 3/2 $800
Pets Welcome
941-628-4494
1ST MONTH FREE in
Select Properties w/Paid
Deposits Homes, Condos
& Apts. Manasota Key Realty
(941)474-9536, Engl
2/2/1 Venice Island
Walk to beach;
2/2/2 family rm, Jacuzzi
Investment RIty 492-5050
2BR/2BA condo, PC,
furn. or not. Pool, tennis,
W/D, 1st fir. $1000 mo
furn., $675 not.
1BR/1BA furn. cottage in
PG, $700 mo.
Call 941- 380-1034
3 & 4 Bedroom Homes
$950 mo. apple incl.
large lanai, quiet area.
(219)-246-7099
Jerry Tomlinson
Shells Realty LLC
3/2/2 Pool + Lanai,
immaculate, close to
schools. $1000 month.
(941)-875-3366
3/2/2 + pool, lease or
option. $1200 mo. Newer
313 Boundary. Rotonda
West. (941)-830-8868
3/3/2 E. ENGL. pool,
immaculate, close to
beaches good school
district. $1100/mo. 941-
270-7310





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1210 HOMES FOR
RENT




AWARD WINNING
SUNBELT MGT.
SERVICES
RENTALS*
3/2/2 lanai, Deep
Creek, $975/mo.

3/2/2 Pool Serv.
Incl. Lambert St. P.C.
$1150/mo.
COMPLETE LISTINGS
(941) 764-7777
sunbeltmgtservices.com

BRAND NEW 3/2/1
Trop Gulf Acres, 12433
Catalina Dr. $795/mo.
(310) 613-8779

Brand New luxury homes
in B.S. Village. Starting @
$1,050 mo. w/lyr. lease.
Sale poss. 941-623-2920
Cute 2/2/1 on Lake,
w/playroom, $700 or rent
to own. Quiet area, near
Midway. 941-629-8239
Deep Creek. 3/2/2 Pool,
1800sf A/C, Pets OK $895.
PC New 3/2/1 Nr. Hosp, FP,
Tiled $795. 941480-1266
DEEP CREEK New 4/2/2,
Washer & Dryer,
scrn lanai, liv. & din. rm
$1050mo.321-213-0168
EAST ENGLEWOOD
Gardens of GulfCove
2/2/1 w/lanai, appl, W/D
hookup, comm. pool +
amenities, close to beach
$750/mo+sec.(941)475-
8632, (314)420-5272.
EngI 2/2/2 Qt Nbhd, Spacious
opn pin, Cath ceilings Fncd
yrd. Elec Storm Shutters Ask-
ing $925/mo 941-928-0715
EngI 3/2 Tile Floors,
Lrg Fenced Yrd. Pets
OK. $825 mo + Secu-
rity (941)-685-5555
ENGL Reduced $495,
1/1 cottage, canal, no
bridges 1-2 adults, ns, np,
1/L/Sec. (941)474-7272

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 941-223-4188
ENGL/ROTONDA Priced
to sell at $129,900
Absolutely like new 3/2
1790sf fully remodeled.
Lg pool 148 Annopolis
Call Ron Tarpon Coast
Realty (941)-2234781
Englewood 2br/2ba
$600 mth inclds pest
control & lawn svc.
11151 Pendleton Ave.
WWW.pelicanpm.com
Uc Broker 941-232-8223
ENGLEWOOD
3/2 on 6 acres barn
3 pastures very quiet
WEST COAST PROP. MGT
941-473-0718
RentalsFlorida.net

ENGLEWOOD 3/2/2
Pool home. Stainless
steel appliances, gran-
ite, tile $1000/mo Avail
Jan. 941-525-3127


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

ENGLEWOOD ISLES
2/2/2 tile, carpet, lawn
serv inc sm pet ok
WEST COAST PROP. MGT
941-473-0718
RentalsFlorida.net
Englewood, 3/2 on
water. Updated. Furn or
Unfurn. Near Shops.
$895 (941)474-6141


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$425.......................2/1 PC
$595 .............Canal 2/1 NP
$750 ............3/2/1 PC & NP
$799............3/2/2 NP & PC
800..............3/2 Gated DC
$1050... 3/2/2, Pool-PC & NF


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North Port Single
Family Homes Starting
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Gardens of Gulf Cove
3/2/CP, fenced yard, tile
$750 mo. + sec.
772-359-6584



HOMES IN GATED
COMMUNITY
15 Homes!
Furn./Unfurnished
Annual or Seasonal
(941)-629-3337 or
(313)-600-5238
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N. PORT 3/2/2 with Pool.
2686 Gisela Rd. City
Water. $850 mo. Pool
Svc Incl. 941-539-3838
N. PORT, 3/2/2,
NEARLY NEW HOME,
Rent or Rent-to-Own
Cell (248)-910-0341

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

North Port 2/1 $700
Annual Lease. Avail
Immediately, 1st + Sec
N/P (941)-423-8448
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 3/2/2 Heated
pool, Pool care included
$975 month.
Call John 941-628-9251
North Port Really cute
2BR/1BA CHA, $650/mo
Call for details
(941)-497-1288


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2BR2BA/2CG home reduced LOOKS, SMELLS & FEELS
$10,000. New A/C in 2005, roof LIKE NEW. 2006 attached villa I LOVE VENICE
$10,000. New A/C in 2005, roof 2BR + den/2BA/2CG, located on L VE NI
upgraded in 2008. Living room, a cul-de-sac and backs up to a
Florida room & sunroom with lots wooded preserve. Low monthly I HAVE YOUR
of new windows. Voluntary maintenance fee. heated AM H
homeowners assoc. with community pool, tennis courts & DREAM HOME
community pool. $144,900 gated entrance. $199,900
Kim Stephens, Broker/Associate, Kim Stephens, Broker/Associate, Tina Bruner
GRI 941-321-6858 GRI 941-321-6858
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in gated golf and tennis community. 3 car garage and heated, salt
3 bedroom (one used as den), water pool. Handsome 18"
2 bath, 2 car garage. Gorgeous ceramic tile set on the diagonal.
Florida room Master bath TOTALLY Volume ceilings & extensive
renovated with exquisite tile work, lighting add to the ambiance.
new cabinets with marble tops. Large island kitchen, wood
$298,000 cabinets and granite counters.
$298,000 $650,000
Gae Stewart, GRI, CRS, I.R.E.S. Gae Stewart, GRI, CRS, I.R.E.S.
941-488-6262 941-488-6262

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North Port
3/2 Pinstar pool $950/A
3/2 Affinity $775/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
2/1 Boundary $575/A
2/1 Boundary $600/A
2/2 Boundary $600/A
Deep Creek:
1st mth FREE.........
3/2 Ultra Marine $795/A
or
3/2 Nuremberg $850/A
Seasonal
3/2 Lakeland Ci
Boat Access, pool $2500/S
2/2 Bay Indies $1800/S
3/2 Medalist, pool $2800/S
2/1 Green St $900/S
1/1.5 Quails Run
Condo $1400/S
Diana Legg, Mgr.
Your Rental Experts
941-681-1189
941-475-7011
website: www.icre.us

North Port
HOMES FOR RENT
3079 Bellefonte Ave
S995-00
1844 Dominick St
$-850 00
8386 Red Coach Ave
t.7R 9nn
6201 Coniston Ter
$595.00
3704 Renick Ln
$1095
3860 Duar Ter
S725.
WWW.pelicanpm.com
Lic Broker
(941) 232-8223

North Port, 3/2 no pets,
$900 mo. off of
Sumpter. Avail. Jan. 1st.
239-249-2227

North Port, 4BR/2BA,
2672 SF, pool, all appl,
fenced, $1400 mo. 941-
587-5607,941-488-7495

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


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

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, Franzino Ave.
new 3BR/2BA/2CG, tile,
many upgrades. $1000
mo. (941)-256-5445
North Port, New home
4BR/2BA/2, lanai, appls,
only $800/mo. 941- 629-
8190 x403.
P.C. 3br/2ba/1, tile, car-
pet, w/d hookup, $845
mo. Damaged credit con-
sidered. 941-373-5482
P.C. Modern 3/2/2 pool
home, 1600sq. ft. under
air, Dock access, Ohara
& Collingswood $1,050
941-629-8239 Iv. msg.
PC 2/2 or 3/2, tile, lanai,
appl. w/d $675-$995
mo. 1st + sec. Ann. Sm.
pet ok (941)-626-1514
PC 2/2/2 + FAMILY RM
& LANAI. VERY CLEAN.
$750 + SEC. DON'T
MISS THIS. 743-8339

PC 22105 Olean Blvd
3/2/cp on canal with
shed. $750/mo + sec.
941-627-6896
PC 3/1 All Tile, Pets
OK, Available Now,
$173.50wk or $695mo
(941)-575-6482 or
(941)-769-4720
PC 3/1, $550/mo. &
Roll's Landing 2/2 $800
1st, last & 1 mo. sec.
(941)-286-2546
PC 3/2, 2 1/2 CG, 1418
Kenmore, screened lanai.
Fully tiled. 1st, last, dep.
$900 mo 941-743-8254.
PC 3/2/1 Fenced bk yrd.
Near Schools & shops
$700 1st & last
(941)-815-7704
PC 3/2/2 New York sec-
tion, appl. Annual ($650
mo) or seasonal possible.
Call ONLY between 10am
& 5pm.941- 380-7737
PC 5BR/2BA, tile, formal
DR, dbl fenced lot, fire-
place, htd caged pool.
$1600. 941-391-5400
PC, 2/1/cp, Ig FL rm.
remodeled, convenient,
economical, $625. +
sec. 646-284-5861
PC, 3/2/2 Cathedral
Ceilings, All Tile,
Freshly Painted, $875.
(941)-391-2665


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

PC, Beautiful, 3/2/2 Irg
FL room, pool & jacuzzi,
new tile $975 305-333-
5821 or 305-891-2962
PG canal front home,
2/2/2, tile throughout,
great room, $775 mo.
(941)-639-2823
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, 2/2, Clean Lg. Mstr,
Bdr., Canal, Dock, No
Pets. $950. + Sec.
Agent (941)-916-0322
PG-BSL, Lakefrnt 3/2/2
lanai, all tile, 1900sf sm
pet ok avail 1/1/09
$850/mo (239)272-3635
PGI VICINITY 3/2 Home
in lovely neighborhood
w/scr lanai and big yard.
$795.00 per month.
Annual Rental.
(941)421-8184
PGI VICINITY 3/3/2 pool,
SW canal, dock, New
paint, carpets, $1095 in
by 1/1/09. Get 1 mo.
free! Info. 860-633-7246
Port Charlotte Lrg., 2
bdrm, 1 bath, central
heat & air NEW blinds
& carpets, No Pets
$550. (941)-743-3489

Port Charlotte
Rntal_-
227 Fields Ter 3/2/2
Sail Boat Water
$995 00o Mon
22247 New Rochelle Ave
//1 Cornmer- Int-,72B
WWW.pelicanpm.com
Lic Broker
(941) 232-8223

Port Charlotte, 2/1 all
appl. w/laundry room,
newly decorated, pets
welcomed, $585 mo. +
$500 dep. 941-979-7183
Pt. Char., 18054 Acker-
man, 3BR/2BA/1CG +
den & fireplace, S775.
mo + dep. 941-766-1828
Pt. Charlotte 3/2/car-
port, fenced back yard,
$750 + sec. Pets OK.
(941)-628-5158
Punta Gorda (Prairie Crk)
3/2/2 pool, 5-10 acres
barn & pasture available.
RentAHome Srvs 637-6797
PUNTA GORDA, 2/1/1 on
2 Fenced Lots! Nice
Peaceful Area. $575. mo.
+ Sec. (941)-624-0355


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

Punta Gorda 1/1
Avail Now. $150wk or
$600 monthly
(941)-575-6482

Punta Gorda
Rnrnt Stnr"p
2000 Sq FT 3/2/2
Corner Lot
25308 Islas Drive -
$895.00
WWW.pelicanpm.com
Lic Broker -
(941) 232-8223
Punta Gorda Isles 3/2/2,
pool, fenced, Pets OK.
Newer Towles home.
$1200mo.941-769-7766
Punta Gorda, 3/2/1 furn,
95ft. on water, dock,
$800 mo. + util. 941-
639-2815 Leave msg.


ort ort
Almost New $850
1581 Rada Lane
WWW.pelicanpm.com
Lic Broker 941-232-8223
Rotonda, 2-3BR/2BA on
golf course, Nice! Rent to
own option! $795/mo
239-777-5594



S. VENICE 3/1.5/1 Key-
west style newly remod-
eled, Quiet & secluded.
Close to beaches. $900
/mo + Sec 496-4014
S. VENICE, near beach,
2/2/1 fenced, Very Pri-
vate. Recently Renovated
$895. 941-966-7335


S. Venice/ Englewood
3BR/2BA
Nice area, WD, lanai,
new AC, $800/mo +
sec. MOVE RIGHT IN!
(941)-716-4451
Seasonal Rentals
from $995.00 Mo.
Charlotte and
Sarasota counties
WWW.pelicanpm.com
Lic Broker 941)232-8223
So. Venice Beach. 2Br, Ig
fenced yard, updated, reli-
able landlord. $825+
sec. (941)-256-3792
SUMTER/41: NEW 3/2/2
1522SF, CATHEDRAL
CEILING, PERGO,
TILE & CARPET,
LARGE MASTER SUITE,
CLOSE TO SHOPPING.
$850/MO.
941-758-6542.


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

VENICE 2/1 completely
remodeled, 2 mi from
Venice Beach $900/mo
941 445-3807
Venice 2/2/1 w/fenced
yard & Lanai. $850
Remax Alliance Group.
Pat (941)-475-7603
Venice Acres! 3/2/2 Pool
+ Spa $1350 on 1 acre
or 3/2/2 + 1/1 cottage
$1850 941-488-9486
Venice Gdns 519 Sheridan
Dr. 2/1 Remodeled, 1st
& security $750.
(941)492-6698
VENICE GREAT HOMES
$775-$875 941-492-4280
Gulf Coast Rentals &
RealEstate Co.

VENICE ISLAND 3/2 w
fenced yard, Pets consid-
ered. $900/mo 1st, L,
Sec 941-468-1738
VENICE ISLAND, 3br/2ba,
unfurn, Pet OK. Short or
long term. $950.
(813)-690-1359
VENICE MINI FARM, 5
acres w/irrigation. 3/2,
furn house, pool.
$1200/mo (317)6966234
VENICE Very clean All
newly redone 2/1/1,
tile/Pergo, $750/mo +
Deps 941-234-8239
941-548-1365

1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

$99.00 MOVES YOU IN!
First Month FREE with annual
lease. 3/2/1 luxury 1425SF
under air. Small Pets OK.
CALL FOR APT
ASK ABOUT OUR
SEASONAL RENTALS
4520 S Biscavne Dr
941-350-2704
MARK V DEVELOPMENT
13355-C Tamiami Trail, N.P.
2/2/1 PGI end unit,
ground floor condo,
gated complex, granite,
S.S. appliances, w/d,
huge htd. pool. $815 mo.
Call Dave 330-763-0887
ATHENS TOWNHOUSE Venice
Luxury living in a rental unit
2/2 three blks to bch, 2blks
to shops. (941)485-7645
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.,
granite, w/d inc. Pets ok
675+ up 941-6614539


1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

DC GC Villa 2/2 w/or with-
out garage, Lrg BR LR,
DR & storage $750-$800
(941)-575-7559
DECEMBER FREE PG
Heritage Lake 2/2,
Gated, WD, $600/mo
941-240-5563
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 Gardens, 2/2
2nd fl, W/D, New Paint,
Pool, Tennis, Clubhouse
$600 (941)-625-3484
Deep Creek, 2BR/2BA,
carport, on golf course,
eat-in kit. W & D incl.
$625 mo. 941-875-9018
Deep Creek, New 2/2.5
on Golf Course! Wash-
er/Dryer, pool, water incl.
$775. (941) 276-5488
Deep Creek, New Const.
Never lived in. 2/2 + Den,
lanai, lakeview 1250sf
$775 (239)-821-3082
Dp Crk Heritage Lakes
Gated 2/2/cp, w/d, pool
clubhouse, lanai, $695.
941- 661-3654.
EL JOBEAN, 2/1 Villa.
Waterview. Prvt. Screen lanai
Fans, carpet, clean. No pets
W/D. $650. 941-323-2229

EMERALD POINTE,
Waterfront, Punta Gorda.
Furn. 1-2BR. Bring suitcase
& boat. (941) 626-3350
ENGLEWOOD 1ST I
MONTH FREE 12 mins
from venice 2br w/ den
2 ba 1300sf, pool $399.
moves you in $799/mo
9414730450


FUN NEIGHBOR-
HOOD
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
941-484-6777 or
1-800-464-8497

HARBOUR HGTS. 27235
Adams Dr. 2/2 condo-cpt.
1 yr old. $595 mo. Pets
allowed. 216-469-2944


1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT


HARBOR POINTE
LUXURY RENTALS!
*3 Bed/ 2.5 Bath
*1800+ sqift.
*Starting at Only
$1200/ mo.
*INCLUDING UTILITIES!
(941) 627-9930
Adult 55+... we have one
2/2/2 (annual) avail now at
$795/mo Sunrise Villas
of Rotonda 941-697-2525
Lake Suzy, 1st. floor,
2/2 pool, all appl.
$550 mo. Call Kathy
Hinga at Paradise
Properties & Rentals,
(941)-628-8855
North Port 2/2/1 condo
in gated community
Colony @ Sabal Trace.
(941)-276-2894
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
PC 2/2 Condo, 2nd Fir.,
W & D, Screened Patio,
Storage. $675. or Lease
Opt. (941)-3234385
PC, 2/2 off Kings Hwy.
water, cable, W/D incl.
Pool/Tennis. $675. Furn.
avail. (941) 763-9052
PC, 2/2, Waterfront
Condo w/views,Fishingpi-
er, Pool, Cov'd Park-
ing, $800/month,
Water & Cable incld
Ist/LastSec,Seasonal
Options, No pets Call for
details 609-978-8716
PGI 2/2 unfurn condo
w/boat dock, beautiful
views. Water inc $800
mth. Annual Rental.
(941)421-8184
PGI, 3/2/1, upstairs,
gourmet kit., att. gar.
Gated. 2 yrs old. Htd pool
& spa. $975 mo incl.
most until. (941)-637-6418
PT CHAR: Furn 2BR/
2BA condo, in Oaks IV.
All utilities paid. Call
(813)-719-7719.
Pt. Charlotte Condo, 1/1,
no pets. Pool, seasonal
$850. Annual $575.
(941)-624-4410.


1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

Pt. Charlotte, Oaks III
First floor condo, 2/2,
unfum. Call Kelly, Almar
Rental, 941-627-1465
|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
NOKOMIS, SORRENTO E
2/2, convenient loca-
tion, $825. Avail now!
(941)-587-9997
Venice IsI. Spacious cor-
ner unit, 2BR/2BA.
Lanai, furn, cable TV.
55+ Near beach &
shops $750/mo
(847)272-8794
Venice island 2/2 $700/mo.
Nokomis 2/1 $725
2/2 w/ pool W/d $800
Investment RIty 492-5050
VENICE ISLAND
2BR/2BA 55+ condo,
$850/mo. incl all utilities
except elec. Covered
parking, pool, turnkey fur-
nished. 941-650-3035

1300 DUPLEXES
FOR RENT

Port Char. 2/1 Complete-
ly remodeled, tile through-
out, large, lanai, $575
mo. (941)-639-2823
2/2 Englewood East, spa-
cious, immaculate,
$675/ mo, 1st/Lst/ Sec,
no pets. (941)-662-8936
A Deal! Nokomis 2bd, new
tile & Paint, Irg Screen
Porch, Quiet Area $615
mo 941-809-3869
E Engl 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
remodeled, tiled, $580
mo. 1st. & sec.
(941)-661-1689
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.
Englewood 2/1, lanai, w/d
hook up. new paint & tile,
Lawn care incl. $550/mo.,
1st. +sec. (941)624-5233


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1300 DUPLEXES
FOR RENT

ENG. 2BR/1.5BA Tile
Floors Lanai, Conve-
nient loc. $500/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. 2/1,
just remodeled, tile, new
paint. Pets ok. $495 mo.
Call (239)-398-5473
ENGLEWOOD 1/1 car-
port new tile carpet
water incl $495
MOVE IN $745
WEST COAST PROP.
MGT 941-473-0718
RentalsFlorida.net



ENGLEWOOD
1BR/1BA $475/mo
2br/lba $500
Recent remodel, W/D
No smoking/Pets
1st & Sec 941-400-1670
Englewood 2/1 w/lanai,
Adjacent unit also avail
for friend or relative.
Nice larger unit in good
area. $560 1st + Sec.
941-4734071
Englewood, 2/1, clean,
small pets okay, w/lyr.
lease $500 mo. (941)-
468-6216
Englewd. 2/1 w lanai
$595 Rotonda waterfront
cottage 2/1, lanai, W/D
$695. 941-460-9403
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.
941423-0486
MURDOCK 329 Camillia
Lane. 2BR/2BA/lcg CHA
$600/mo + dep inclds
Water 941-284-2917
P.C. 2/1, Lanai W/D Lg.
shed, newly renovated,
1st. mo FREE $650
move in. 941-623-3834.
P.C. Newer 2/2 tile, wd
hkups, ceil. fans, lawn
care, $650 + +. By
Owner 207-749-1159
PC 1/1 tile, washer dryer
hookup, central a/c, yard
$550 incl. util + $300
dep. (760-529-9248
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 l000sf, All appl, lawn
care incld, N/P $650 1st
& Sec. (941)-626-3569
A-l, PG. Clean, quiet,
large, 2BR/1BA, carport,
$1300 Moves you in.
941-637-0417, or
941-740-0491
A-l, PG. Clean, quiet,
large, 2BR/1BA, carport,
$650 mo. $1300 Moves
you in. 941-637-0417, or
941-740-0491
PGI 2/2/1 Waterfront
Carpet & Tile, W/D, D/W
Lanai, Dock, Fenced
Backyard, Small Pet OK
$800. mo. Water,
Sewage, Yard Care incl.
Annual Lease 1st, Last &
Sec. (941)-626-0552
PUNTA GORDA WATER-
FRONT 1 MONTH FREE
1BR Duplex, + many
Xtras. NS. $550 mo. ann.
941- 626-9652
PUNTA GORDA- 2/1, CHA,
W/W carpet, W/D hookup,
screen lanai, lawn care,
water/sewer inc. $500. mo.
No pets! 941-769-6548
days, 639-8829 evenings.

1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT

*VENICE LRG 1/1 $600
INCLUDES UTILITY, NO
PET. 941-416-5293
1 BR STARTING AT
$595 AT BURGUNDY
SQUARE On the Island
of Venice. SM PETS OK!
New Management
Newly Remodeled
941-488-6666
1BR starting @ $500,
2BR $595. Studio
$450. With 12mo lease,
3rd mo free. Sm. dep.
PG (941)-628-6834


1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT

lbr/lba, 3 blocks from
Venice Beach, off Venice
Ave. New appls & W/D.
$595/mo 941-716-1431

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

2 BEDROOM APT.
1/2 Block to Nokomis
Beach. $850/mo,
Less with maint.
Assistance. 1st, Last &
sec. 941-488-5672

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

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

CHAR. HBR. 1/1 updat-
ed, incl. water, pool,
scr. lanai, no pets.
$550. 941-628-3759

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

Rotonda Beautiful
2br/1.5ba $725 plus
utilities, plus $1450.
security and $150
water deposit. Avail
Feb. 1st. FURNISHED
VILLAS ALSO AVAIL
SEE: LKVillas.com
(941)-268-5275

Englewood Ibed & 3 Bed
available on the Bay, Pool
Privliges Seasonal Or
Annual (941)-625-6665

ENGLEWOOD 1ST 1
MONTH FREE 12 mins
from Venice 2br w/den
2 ba 1300sf,pool $399.
moes you i $799/no 941-
4730450

ENGLEWOOD WATER-
FONT 1/1, Very Clean,
Close to Shopping, N/P
$495/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. Incl Utils. +
cable TV. 941-661-7120

MANASOTA Key, steps to
beach. 1 & 2 bed, until.
& cable incl. Sm. pets,
$175-$230 wk. Lng term
941-716-3660

NOKOMIS, West of 41,
1BR, Quaint, Secluded.
Perfect for Single. NP
Assist Owner with Light
Duties. (941)484-4568

NORTH PORT 1BR/1BA
Clean, tile/carpet, Close
to shopping. (941)-426-
4004 or 769-8641

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

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

PG Historic District 1/1
inclds cable hi spd inter-
net, WD, water, $700mo
+ elect. (814)-279-5065

S VENICE near Myakka
River, Ibr/lba, $540+
elec. Unfurn, use of wash-
er/dryer. (941)468-2945


1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT

THE ARCADIA HOUSING
AUTHORITY is now taking
applications from low and
very low income individu-
als and families for 1-5
bedroom HUD subsidized
rental units. To apply,
please call 863-494-4343
to arrange an appoint-
ment, or mail an inquiry to
7 Booker T. Washington
Rd. Arcadia, Fl 34266
EQUAL HOUSING OPPOR-
TUNITY


Toledo Club
Apts. Luxury
community.
FALL
FR4ZY

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

VENICE ISL, 2br/lba,
930sf, nice island loca-
tion, close to beach &
hospital. $665/mo. + until
& Sec (941)-587-9997
VENICE ISLAND APTS
1 bedrm. apt avail. 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
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
VENICE: 2/1 2 miles to
Beach, walk to Publix, Shops
& bus. Immaculate, Tile Car-
pet. $635/mo. Annual. No pets.
(941)-374-3401
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

!t .0


Woodmere
Apts of Venice.
Luxury
community
FALL
FRENZY
1 bd apts $755
2/bd apts $890
941-496-
4161

1340 MOBILE HOMES
FOR RENT

$200 OFF FIRST MONTH
RENT. 1 & 2 BR Tr..Sites
aval. $450-$525/mo. +
sec. PG 941-740-6000.
Clean 1/1, Park model
partly furn, scr. lanai, lots
of storage. Quiet safe park
Engl. area. Lawn Maint
$650 941-662-0015


2/2
2/1.5
2/2/2
2/2
2/2/2
3/2/1
3/2/2
2/2/2


1340 MOBILE HOMES
FOR RENT

Country Setting beside
lake, fully furnished,
$120/ week. Move in for
$170. Near 1-75 exit 164.
(941-575-9577
Nokomis Mobile home
Avail End of Dec. Private
lot, Quiet area. No cats,
941-223-0747 $700/mo
NOKOMIS:
1BR/1BA and 2BR/1BA
(941)914-2760
Osprey-Clean
1BR/1BA furn, boat
ramp, close to shop-
ping. $650 + utils
941-486-0011
Several Available From
$400 -$750. Punta
Gorda, Nocatee & Kings
Hwy. Incl. CHA. 1st, Last
& Sec 941-624-0355
Shell Creek 2/1, fur-
nished no pets, 145 wk.
$500 dep. Lease. Immed.
occupancy (941)-639-
5821 or (941) 380-1354
Venice, $99 MOVES
YOU IN, LIMITED TIME
ONLY. Cute 2/2 w/
screened lanai, all appl.,
lawn service, cable TV &
much more. Age qualified
community. For more info
call Sheila Steinitz 941-
232-4539.

1350 EFFICIENCIES
FOR RENT

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 $550 Incld
water & elec. F/L/S
Annual (941)-475-4562
PG. Hurricane Proof! On
the water, furn; priv., kit.,
& bath, premium cable
TV, W/D, maid service,
best place in town! N/P.
$520 mo., Incl. all! Resp.,
person. 941-639-6191

Punta Gorda cute 1/1
studios, incl. A/C, cable
$450 $500 1st. + last,
Pets neg. 239-200-0410
VENICE EAST, Cozy Furn.
Studio, Kit, Washer,Dryer.
All Util. Incl Pet OK $600.
mo. 941-302-0023

1360 ROOMS FOR
RENT

N Port off 1-75 exit
182, house priv. furn.
$100/wk No pets.
(941)-429-8146
NEWER HOME in
Nokomis near 1-75.
House privdgles, $120
wk (941)-223-6951
NP, New home w/pool,
Unfurn, Full house Privl,
$475 inclds utilities &
cable. (941)429-5848
ONLY $100/Wk in PC/
Engl. Priv entr, cable,
ac. util incl.941-681-
1161, 941-681-1743
P.C. Priv. Entrance, house
priv., util. incl., w/d,
NS/NP. Refs. $115. wk.
+ Sec. (941)-240-0114.
PC Clean & Quiet, $120
wk. $400/mo incl utils,
furn'd, refs. 941-743-
3070. 941-740-2565

PC on Easy St. Close to
41. $100 wk, incl. util.
& cable. Call Tim
(941)488-9878
PC or PG Single or Cou-
ples $75. -$115. wk.
Full house privileges.
W&D Incl 941-626-3230


1360 ROOMS FOR
RENT

PC. Furnished single
sleeping room. $75
per week. Call 941-
625-5670.
PG, Furn., all incl.
$120 wk. 2-3 BR apt.
$850 mo. N/P, 941-639-
1089,941-623-7921
PUNTA GORDA ISLES, fur-
nished, Ig hm, $120 wk +
sec dep, kit, laundry, pool
priv. Boat/fish from dock
N/P, N/S. 941-628-0349

1370 RENTALS TO
SHARE

PC, 2 rooms for rent,
all included with pool.
$110 weekly each. Pet
OK. 941-623-2541.
Venice, priv. room,
upgraded cable, until. incl.
nr. boat ramp. $475 mo.
No pets (941)-493-5955

1390 VACATION/SEAS
RENTALS

2BR/1BA home, Pt. Char-
lotte, very nice, $1300
rent + $200 util, $1500
mo. (941)-286-7347
2BR/2BA CONDO on Man-
asota Key, Beach access,
boat slip, pool incl. Jan.
or April $2550/mo
(941)-875-3380
A-1 Deluxe Apart-
ments in Pt. Charlotte
Lg. 2/2 or 2/1.
(941)-766-1177
ALMAR RENTALS &
MGT. SERVICES. MANY
FURNISHED UNITS
800-964-3095
Donna@almar-rentals.com
Charlotte Harbor Cottage,
Refurbished, Near shop-
ping & parks. Seasonal
$895 941-639-3268
D.C. 2BR 1 car on golf
course. Avail. Dec. Jan.
Feb. March from $1600
mo 941-380-2762.
Deep Creek 2/2 Furn,
Heated pool, $1500,
utilities incl. (941)-629-
8229 or 941-661-9570
EFFICIENCY Near
Nokomis beach, clean,
no pets, no smokers,
utils incl. $800/mo 941-
488-3808
Eng. 3/2 pool w/ spa furn
condo 1543 sq ft, avail
month of Jan. only$2200.
941-473-5544.
ENGLEWOOD
/ROTONDA
Call for SPECIALS
WEST COAST PROP.MGT
473-0718 OR
877-468-0667
RentalsFlorida.net
Englewood 2/2 Split Plan
On Water, Fully Furn,
Ready to Move in. $1800
(502)-558-7023

nglewood/Manasota Ke
furn. clean 1BR/1BA 660
ft. to priv. stairs to Gulf,
N/S, No pets. $1250/mo
(941)475-2657

MANASOTA KEY/ENGLE-
WOOD Weekly/Monthly
Rentals. 2/2 w/ Pool &
Dock, March & April
2009. 1/1, Feb. & March
2009. (941)-626-7158
NEAR NOKOMIS
BEACH Clean 2/1 avail.
Dec. Jan & Mar WD, utils
incl $1700/mth No pets
/smokers 941-488-3808
NEAR NOKOMIS
BEACH Clean 2/1 avail.
Nowe April WD, utils incl
$1600/mth No pets
/smokers 941-488-3808
NEAR NOKOMIS
BEACH Clean 2/1 avail.
Now WD, utils incl
$700/mo No pets /smok-
ers 941-488-3808


1390 VACATION/SEAS
RENTALS

Neat, Clean 2/1 Nokomis
$1100 mo. for 3 mo. Fur-
nished Mins to beach &
shops 941-5874219
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, Off Kings Hwy. 2/2,
quiet,, turnkey, tennis/
pool, cable & water
included. (941)763-9052
PC, Clean, 2BR/2BA fully
furn. Close to Beach/Sta-
dium. NS, NP. Negotiable
941-743-3048
PC, Deep Creek 2/2
Condo, Pool, Tennis,
Bocce, Clubhouse
$1500mo 4th month
Free. (941)-697-7442
PG, 1 & 2 BRApts
screened private lanai,
CHA, Available Jan 1st for
3 months $3000. for
1BR/1BA $3600. for
2BR/2BA 941-769-7699
Port Charlotte, 2B/1B
$1200 mo. $300 sec.
fresh water canal. Jan/
Feb/Mar. 941-629-3536
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
Larraine Kenney
RE/MAX Anchor RIty
(941)-639-1376
Venice Isl. Spacious cor-
ner unit, 2BR/2BA.
Lanai, furn, cable TV.
55+ Near beach &
shops $1500 3 mo min
(847)272-8794
Venice Villa, The Planta-
tion Golf & CC, 2/2 N/S,
N/P, Turn-key, mo. to mo.
(734)-330-9521
Venice Winter Rentals
Condos & Homes
2/2 from $1800
Investment RIty 492-5050
Venice, 1/1, turnkey,
1 mo./$1400 3mo.
/$3600. Sec/$1,000.
941-416-5293

1500 LOTS & ACREAGE

3-LOT SACRIFICE
zoned house/mobile
Punta Gorda $24,900 ea
FSBO (910) 326-6298
ALMOST 1 acre buildable
residential, mobile or mod-
ular homes. $19,000/
obo. Dan (941)-661-0564

1515 WATERFRONT

PEACE RIVER SHORES
1/4 Acre, No bridges to
river. $79,900/obo
(941)-6274466
PEACE RIVER SHORES
1/4 Acre, No bridges to
river. $79,900/obo
(941)-6274466

1600 BUSINESS
FOR SALE

DISTRESS SALE Snack
Rte. ONLY $11,900
100 locations. Owner
works 2.5days/week.
Net $20K. MUST SELL
NOW! Terry Williams,
Sun Business Brokers
(941)400-3927

1610 BUSINESS
RENTALS

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


Home & Condo Rentals and

g, Property Management, Inc.

704 W. Venice Ave. 941.484.0670
www.homeandcondo.com
Villa Nova condo, 2nd floor, community pool, large lanai......................................$ 700
Venice Gardens home, W/D. large FL room, approx 1014 sq. ft................................. $ 800
Oak Forest villa, den, lanai, community pool, approx. 1385 sq. ft................................$ 950
South Venice home, solar heated pool, pool/lawn care incl., approx. 1062 sq. ft.......$ 975
Laurel Hollow home, lanai, W/D, den, community pool, approx 1387 sq. ft...............$ 975
Pinebrook Preserve villa, den, W/D, community pool, approx 1459 sq. ft..................$1000
Triano condo, 2nd floor, community pool,, approx. 2079 sq. ft..................................... $1100
Venetian Golf & River Club home, W/D, community pool, approx. 1666 sq. ft...........$1150


1610 BUSINESS
RENTALS

Englewood on 776 nr Sun-
nybrook, 1,500sf retail or
office & 1,000sf storage.
$1,295/mo. 732-2694587

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




Port Charlotte
Executive Office Suites
Receptionist, all util. &
other support svcs.
Omni Executive Center
A Friendly Place to be!
4055 TAMIAMI TRAIL
Across from Bob
Evans. Call Marj or
Jan 941-627-9755
PAULSON CENTRE
EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES
18245 Paulson Drive, PC
80 s.f. to 230 s.f. Offices
Includes all utilities
Virtual Offices available
Call (941)206-2200 for info
PG on US 41
Retail / Office space
265 3,000 sq ft
Starting @ $495.95
FLIP, 941-505-0482
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).
Professional office
space in down town
Venice 1000sf w/
Reception room.
4 private offices & back
work area. Move in condi-
tion.$12/sf, No net. 226
Nokomis Ave.
(941)-488-2424
Towles Plaza on 41 in
Punta Gorda, 2 units
available. 1976sf &
1166sf, 941-916-9631
Venice Offices/Warehous-
es & office-warehouse
combo's, All sizes and
locations aval 485-1119

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.

3400-10,500SF.
Warehouse, IL zoned,
OH doors, 20' ceilings,
$8.SF. CB Commercial
Sunstar, Rich Hulet,
(941)-815-7588
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


1620 COMMER./
INDUST. PROP.

New 1200 sf Cl units, all
AC & insulated, 10x10
doors & bath, water &
sewer incl. $750.Great 41
exposure. 941-505-8530

Rotonda, 600sf. store
front in a busy location,
$750. 400sf. interior unit,
$450. (941)-628-1796

1640 WAREHOUSE
& STORAGE

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

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

6,000 sq ft Steel Build-
ing w/office a/c, Ig lot,
Hwy 17, Zolfo Springs
Lease 239-273-7381

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

850sf. Warehouse, taxes
& water incl. $525 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

1650 FARMS/RANCHES


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


351 W. Venice Ave.,

Venice, FL 34285


941-485-9147


www.hackworthrealty. com


'Wvu~iEs- le~


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


3/1 Newly remodeled &
totally tiled throughout! Great
stone fireplace & nice
landscape curbing, all with
city water & sewer. $119,900
CATHY JEWELL
DIRECT: 223-7561


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


ISLAND OFVENICE HOME
located on a little over a half
acre lot, 2 blocks to the beach!
Flagstone front exterior, 3BR,
enclosed pool & even a pool
cabana with a bath! A flagstone
walled terrace, just off the dining
room area. $449,500
CHRIS LAVOIE
DIRECT: 234-8980


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


WATERFORD
3/2/2 Great room home on
the golf course with updated
kitchen & oversized garage.
Move-in condition!
$285,900


CLIFF STILES
DIRECT: 468-3606


THE RENTAL COMPANY
OF VENICE. INC.
236 Tampa Ave. W., Venice, FL
941-484-7644
www.rentalcompanyofvenice.com
APARTMENTS
1/1 Venice Islant Apt., No Pets.............................$595
CONDOS & VILLAS
1/1 Las Palmas Condo, Comm. Pool, No Pets
1st Month Free.................................. $650
1/1.5 Quail Run Condo, Comm. Pool, Furnished,
55+, No Pets.................................................. $700
1/1 Antigua Condo, Furnished, Water & Cable
Incl., No Pets.................. .........................$700
2/2 2/2 Gulfaire Condo, Comm.Pool..................$850
2/2/1 Las Casa Condo, Comm. Pool.....................$850
2/2 Isles Of Chestnut Creek. Comm. Pool.......$925
2/2 Mission Lakes, Furnished, Water& Cable
Included............................ ........ $975
2/2 Jacaranda Country Villa, Comm. Htd Pool.$975
3/2/CP Waterside Village Condo, Furnished,
Comm. Pool............................................. $1400
HOMES
2/1/1 South Venice Home, Pets OK...................$750
2/2/CP Venice Island Duplex, Newly Remodeled. $950
2/2/1 Nokomis Home, Pool Services Included...$975
3/2/2 Hourglass Estate Home, No Pets.............. $1100
3/2/1 Pinebrook Home, Comm. Pool Lawn
Services Included.................................. $1400
| SEASONAL LISTINGS ALSO AVAILABLE
Elaine R. Brinkley, Licensed Real Estate Broker


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EMPLOYMENT



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

12/13/08

2/20 or 4/40 Licensed
Agent for Full Lines Insur-
ance Agency, Insurance
experience required.
Salary. Call Robert
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2010 PROFESSIONAL


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
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*Deal closer
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tomer service skills
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If we describe you,
send your resume
to:

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Advertising Manager
23170 Harborview Road
Port Charlotte,
Florida 33980
Fax: 941- 629-4499
Email:
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SUN

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Case Mgr. for elderly.
BS required DeSoto
resident only. Apply
Sr. Friendship 23N Polk
Arcadia DFWP EOE


2010 PROFESSIONAL

Chaplain and Assistant
Chaplain needed for
the Charlotte County
Jail. Contracted posi-
tion requires qualifica-
tions including Ordina-
tion (Bachelor's
degree) and back-
ground in providing
spiritual guidance to
inmate populations.
Please submit
resume's to Lt. M. Tur-
ney at 26601 Airport
Rd. Punta Gorda Flori-
da, 33982. All resumes
must be submitted by
January 5th. EOE.
Community
Association Manager
FL CAM, Lic. req. Full time
position for 404 Unit.
55+ co-op, located in
Charlotte County FL.
Responsibility includes:
Emergency on call 24/7,
annual meeting, budget
preparation, RV transit &
mobile home rentals, sale
of shares. Oversee all
park employees, all park
maintenance including
water & sewer plants.
Salary based upon experi-
ence. Employee benefits
avail. Fax resume to:
(941)-575-8913
Resumes must be
submitted by 5pm.
January 9th. 2009.
HAIR STYLIST & NAIL
TECH needed. Please call
941- 769-2522
NAIL TECH Needed for
Downtown Punta Gorda
Salon. Own clientele a
plus. (941)-575-8598

Nail Technician
experienced, full time,
to take over clientele.
Call 941-276-3330

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Data entry clerk on Vista
with current Quickbooks
exp. P/t M-F start
1/5/09. Send resume:
baclerk@embarqmail.com
IMMEDIATE OPENING PT
includes answering
phones, billing, customer
assistance, QuickBooks
helpful. Apply in person
Sterns auto,
1590 S. Mccall Rd, Engl.
OFFICE ASST. for electri-
cal invoicing & billing.
Venice area only. email to:
info@myareaelectric.com
PT Clerical Assisstant:
Self-starter with good
organizational, computer
and customer service
skills. Light bookkeeping
experience desirable. FAX
resume to 941-575-7968
Seeking person for a part
time position in a Medical
office environment. Must
be reliable, able to multi
task and have a basic
understanding of medical
terminology, email
Idianel6@yahoo.com

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2030 MEDICAL

BEST CHANCE CPR &
FIRST AID TRAINING.
Am Heart Asssoc two year
certification: Call
941-255-0675 or
Cell 865-776-9260


2030 MEDICAL

CAREGIVER
GROUP HOME
IMMEDIATE OPENING
941-628-1502
CNAs, HHAs. Live-In,
FT/PT in-home care.
Experience reqd. Top
Pay! (941)-257-4452
DENTAL ASSISTANT
with Dental exp only
with a CDA for
S. Venice Office.
Fax resume:
941-408-0896

Desoto
Health & Rehab
has the following
opportunities available
PRN, PT, OT, ST
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 Reception
scheduler, MYSIS &
Radiology experience
required. Fax resume to
941-258-3292
Home Health agency
seeks: Parttime CNA
and Office Support
person. Medical and
Home Health experience
preferred.
Fax resume to:
941- 575-4445
HHA Lic #299991531.
HOME HEALTH AIDES
Needed in Venice Area.
for 2-4 hour visits Regal
HomeCare941-587-8141





We are seeking a Florida
licensed RN with skilled
nursing experience.




Debbie Apostolico, DNS
Pinebrook Nursing &
Rehabilitation Center
1240 Pinebrook Road
Venice, FL 34285
Ph: (941) 488-6733
fax: (941) 484-7924
www.sunbridgehealthcare.com


2030 MEDICAL 2035 MUSICAL


LPN's, with and without
IV experience.
Please fax resume with
salary requirements to
(941) 255-0162

LPNS NEEDED! LOOK-
ING FOR DEPENDABLE
PEOPLE WHO WANT TO
START IMMEDIATELY.
WORK IS IN DESOTO
COUNTY. FLEXIBLE
SCHEDULE, GOOD
STARTING PAY. CALL
AFFORDABLE STAFFING
@ 941- 743-5912
(9AM -6PM DAILY)

Medical transcriptionist,
part time, PRN
experienced. Please call
(941)-255-5940

PHLEBOTOMIST
Mon Friday 6:30am-
3:30pm Full time with
benefits Fax Resume:
941-727-3476 or Call
941-756-0000 ex233
or Apply at
697 Old Englewood Rd
in Englewood

Receptionist F/T Tem-
porary Position. Medical
Experienced Required.
Fax Resume
941-624-0941

WANTED
Full time caring, devot-
ed, compassionate &
dependable, RN's,
LPN's & CNA's to work
evenings & nights in our
79 bed SNF Come join
our team today. Apply in
person:
Hardee Manor
Healthcare Center
401 Orange Place
Wauchula, FI 33873
PH: 863-773-3231
Fax: 863-773-0959


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2040 RESTAURANT/
HOTEL

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

CHEF -
KITCHEN MANAGER
Experienced for Pt.
Charlotte Restaurant.
Great Wage & benefit
pkg. Fax resume to
941-488-6682 or
email
ResumesJC@Gmail.com

LINE COOK
Experienced FT
Good wages plus ben-
efits Apply in person
2-4 @ JOE CRACKER
SPORTSGRILLE
1020 El Jobean Rd.
Pt. Charlotte

2050 SKILLEDTRADES

Appliance Technician,
EXPERIENCED, needed.
Fax resume to 941- 426-
7480 or email promptap
pliance@hotmail.com


2050 SKILLEDTRADES


AUTO TECHS
Here We
Grow Again!

Charlotte County's
#1 Volume Used
Car Dealer Seeks
Front Line General
Tech for our Service
Department. Tools &
experience required.
Great company, great
benefits, great pay,
great hours!
Call Chris for inter-
view.
941-639-4722
GENE GORMAN'S
AUTO REPAIR
"I'd Fix 'Em For
Free, But My Wife
Won't Let Me"
3305 S. Tamiami
Trail
Punta Gorda, FL


ELECTRICIANS/HELPERS
in Venice area. Experi-
enced Call (813)-874-
1717 fax 813-874-1762

ADVERTISE!

RECEIVING AND
SHIPPING CLERK
Excellent computer and
organizational skills
required. Experience
preferred. Full-time,
year-round, benefits,
drug-free workplace.
Stop by RV World of
Nokomis at 2110 Tami-
ami Trail N in Nokomis
to fill out an application
941.966.5335



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tions. Bocca Grand or
equivalent references.
Call Mell 941-830-0080


603 FAIR WINDS DR.


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2/2 only 5 blocks to
Nokomis Beach!
Screened lanai plus
enclosed sunroom.
Clubhouse with heated
pool, shuffleboard!
#N5762435
Kathie Winfield
941-232-6640


Richard Bradway &
Associates, Inc.,
Realtors
$149,500


729 BRIGHTSIDE CRESCENT


Quiet detached 2/2
villa with 2 car in
exceptional country
club community!
Glass enclosed sun
room plus screened
courtyard...freshly
updated! #N5762834
Laura Bennawy
941-416-3132
Richard Bradway &
Associates, Inc.,
Realtors
$179.000


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SOver 1,800 sq. ft. in this bright & spacious 2/2/2
with pool! Well established community centrally
Located to everything! #N5762787
Becky Shontz-Bork 941-497-2229
SRichard Bradway & Assoc. Inc., Realtors
$168,000


2223 CALUSA LAKES BLVD







i Exquisite 5 bedroom overlooking meandering
golf course lake! Paver lanai w/remote awning
and extended deck. Volume ceilings, granite,
heated pool, spa and so much more! #N5763334
Fleming/Irene 941-320-6466
Richard Bradway & Associates, Inc., REALTORS
$679,000


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Luxury 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with separate office in
the Waterfront of Venice. Corner unit offering extensive
views of downtown Venice and the Venetian Waterway.
S Walk to shops, restaurants and the Venice Theatre.
MLS#D5770010
Paula Brill, Broker 941-240-2500
Casa Del Sol Reality
www.casadelsolrealty.net
$699,900


I MYAKKA RIVER TRAILS
7300 sq. ft. of high end luxury on 6 acres.
4 car garage. New stable. Gated community.
Private boat ramp. #N5762183
Charryl Youman 941-468-5215
Prudential Florida Realty
$1,295,000
www.searchforvenice.com


ouutstancang 4ED/nVDA custom nome in veneta.
Upgrades include designer plaster walls, granite
I countertops, wood cabinets, open floor plan & volume
ceilings Beautiful preserve views from lanai & pool
This gated community offers a clubhouse with a fitness
center, pool, basketball & tennis courts.
Bonnie Price 941-350-3362
Richard Bradway & Associates, Inc., Realtors
BonnieLPrice@yahoo.com
$469,000


Z Wonderful views in this fantastic 3 bdr, 2 ba home in
] .. I i, I ,,,i,,II landscaped yard allows
S .11 -, ... 1. ..1. itching you could want.
I Great open floorplan w/high i ... o wnI ired
area. Owner financing pos I I \11 I ,
_ Bonnie Price 941-350-3362
Richard Bradway & Associates, Inc., Realtors
BonnieLPrice@yahoo.com
$339,000


1937 SAN SILVESTRO RI


Barely lived in 2/2 with views of the lake and the
Slth fairway. Popular gated and golfing community...
furniture is being offered under separate contract.
#N572409
Susan Dahn 408-3021
Richard Bradway & Associates, Inc., Realtors
$225,500


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GREAT SHORT SALE OPPORTUNITY for this
2,000 sq. ft. pool home in North Port. Has an office,
kitchen with granite counters, one-of-a-kind master
bath, screened lanai, cathedral ceilings.
MLS#D5768705
Paul Brill, Broker 941-240-2500
Casa Del Sol Realty
www.casadelsorealty.net
$189.000


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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:
oAggressive
oCold calling pro
oDeal closer
oStrong work ethic
oMoney motivated
oPeople person
*Excellent
communication skills
oComputer literate
*Exceptional cus
tomer service skills
*Marketing flare
*Ability to work
independently

We Offer:
oCompetitive salary +
commissions
*Vacation
*Health Insurance
oSick 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

SUN*
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


Boat Sales. Experienced
Salesman needed for
fast paced used boat
dealer. Apply today at:
Sun Harbor Marine 3150
Placida Rd. Englewood or
Call 941-698-9100


CEMETERY
FUNERAL SALES
ENGLEWOOD
VENICE
Sarasota County
Immediate opening for
2 Pre-need & After
care Sales people.
CEMETERY OR
FUNERAL Exp a PLUS
Commission sales
only 2 funeral homes
1 cemetery
Full benefit pkg &
401k
Send Resumes
jlongo@gulfpinesmp.com
Fax: 941-475-5544
Office: 941-475-5337



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


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

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

Commission Only
Big Commissions!
Call Tammy
941-258-3326

Hibbett Sports is open-
ing soon in Arcadia.
Now hiring management
and pt/ft sales.
Send resumes ATTN DM:
3699 S. Orlando Drive,
Sanford, FL, 32773 or
e-mail to
Chris.Cohen@hibbett.com.
Hibbett Sports conducts
drug testing.
www.hibbett.com


2070 SALES 2070 SALES


2070 SALES


MODEL HOME
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



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

Live In or visiting care
giver(s) for elderly man
needing total care.
Should be physically fit &
strong. 3 bedrm home in
Venice. Pay negotiable.
941- 726-6870 Iv mesg.

Senior Care,
weekends. Punta Gorda,
(941-875-4972

2100 GENERAL

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

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

Program Manager for
Arcadia Main Street-must
be organized, excellent
verbal & written communi-
cation skills, Must be
energetic and work inde-
pendently. Call or Fax
resume to 863-494-2020

TRS Straffing Solutions is
looking to fill full & part
time positions in cus-
tomer service. For more
info call 1-800-615-7734

SANTA'S ELVES assemble
various crafts. Materials
provided. (801)4284664


NOTICES


3015 HAPPY ADS




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



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3020 PERSONALS

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

I Know You Are
STRESSED. Let Me
Help. Relaxation.
941-441-0270 Local
You Come 2 me.

KRISTY
239-601-7777

MANDY
1/2 HR HOLIDAY
SPECIALS
(941)-879-2348

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

SAVANNAH
CONVERSATION
RELAXATION & THERAPY
941-467-2538


2120 POSITION/
JOB WANTED

DRIVER FOR HIRE, retired
builder will drive your vehi-
cle anywhere locally or
across the country. Exc. dri-
ving record. Call Bob @
941-575-1744


3000


3020 PERSONALS

RACHELS 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
STACEY
GCll For S~ials
941-237-1157

3040 CARD OFTHANKS

NOVENA to the sacred
heart of Jesus and St.
Jude. May the sacred
heart of Jesus be adored,
glorified, loved 7 praised
throughout the world now
and forever. Sacred heart
of Jesus pray for us. St.
Jude, worker of miracles,
helpful of the hopeful,
pray for us. Say this
prayer nine times daily for
nine days. One should see
results by the eighth day. ML

THANK YOU SACRED
HEART OF JESUS & ST.
JUDE FOR PRAYERS
ANSWERED 7 FAVORS
RECEIVED. R.C.H.

3050 SINGLES

Holiday Magic, SWF
seeks honest, healthy n/s
f/s romantic man. 50+
LTR, no crim rec 416-1408

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

3070 BURIAL LOTS/
CRYPTS

2 side by side lots in
Venice Memorial Gardens,
$2000. (845)735-7973

3090 LOST & FOUND

FOUND 2 weeks ago
backpack blower. Call to
describe. 941-661-7038


3090 LOST & FOUND

FOUND Medical ID
Bracelet on W. Marion
Ave. PG in front of
The Vacuum Cleaner Clin-
ic. Call to identify,
941-639-4423
FOUND, Lab, Deep Creek
area. 941- 286-6310.

Lost Cat, Black with
bright green eyes. 12-
141bs. S. Gulf Cove Area
941-628-6236
LOST DOG Terrier mix,
female, 13yrs old, lost
near us 41 & E. Venice
Blvd. on 12/4/08. please
call 941-375-8303
REWARD for return of
prescription glasses in
brown Gucci case.
May have mistakenly
been placed in a bag with
your purchases at garage
sale off Harbor Drive.
Can't see without them.
941-223-6646
REWARD Lost Boxes.
Any info about 2 mid-
size boxes found on SR
776, Englewood? Con-
tact Brent (239) 770-
0108


4000








FINANCIAL


4080 LOANS/
MORTGAGES

Private Money for
Real Estate
1-877-346-0100

PRIVATE MONEY
Real Estate Onl
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


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5050 CHILD/ADULT
CARE

"Loving In-Home Caregiver"
CNA, 25yrs exp,
Engl-Venice-Nokomis-Sara
Call Linda (941)-237-8277
A SR CAREGIVER 585-0968
Home cooked meals, shop-
ping, It. hsekeeping. Honest
& Reasonable Let me help
you thru the Holidays!
ALL CHILDCARE
FACILITIES MUST
INCLUDE,WITH ADVER-
TISEMENT, STATE OR
LOCAL AGENCY LICENSE
NUMBER.
CAREGIVER, mature, loving
& patient, avail, FT/PT,
weekends. Experienced
Great references.
(941)468-1821 Leave msg
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.
LOVING MOMS OF N. PORT
has openings for your Tod-
dler Disc Reg/low prices.
941426-7794 or 429-5094

5053 COMPUTER
SERVICE

*1A+ COMPUTER REPAIR
&PC/MAC TUTOR...
IN YOUR HOVE
Reasonable & Prompt!
Sr. Disc. 941-615-7888
Computer repairs,
upgrades, training & virus
removal. (941)-743-9787
or (941) 815-4692 cell.
RESUMES
FULL SERVICE
941-625-0853

5060 DOMESTIC
CLEANING SERV.

**LULU'S INTERIOR
(Hm & office) & EXTERIOR
Cleaning & lawn Maint.
Sr. Discounts 941-416-0975
Cleaning, It's my job, it
pays my bills. Lic, Bond-
ed. Detailed. Affordable.
17 Yrs Exp. References.
Call Marci 941-276-8979
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.


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5100 HOME & COMM.
IMPROVE.

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

JACK OF ALL TRADES,
No Job Too Big or Small.
CGC#A14379. Free Esti-
mates. (941)-623-3374
Quality Concrete Work at
a Very Affordable Price.
Driveways, Sidewalks,
Patios. Serving the area
25 yrs. (941)-780-5968
Veterans Workforce, all
vets Any and all work.
Dont regret Hire a vet
941429-8520

5105 INSURANCE

Paying too much for
home owners insurance?
Get a wind mitigation
inspection and save $$$.
Best Home Inspection &
Construction Co. (941)-
391-5372 or 941- 809-
6473. Lic.#CGC038663

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
fARO LAVV CARL
Now accepting new accts
UNokomis, Ven & Island. Li
\& Ins. For exc. lawn car
Call 4884462


5110 LAWN/GARDEN
&TREE

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

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

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!
Best Coast Painting
Residential/Commercial
Ask about our Holiday
Special 941-815-8184

Seize the sales
with Classified!


5180 PRESSURE
CLEANING

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

5190 SECRETARIAL/
BOOKEEP/TAX

Bookkeeping done in my
Home. Reasonable Rates.
No job too small. Hrly or
by the job 941-223-8043


Need some quick cash
for the Holidays?
EARN EXTRA
MONEY!


Port Charlotte
Punta Gorda
Arcadia
Must be 18 years of age
Must have valid driver's license
Insured dependable auto EOE


Across
1. Gush forth
6. Zeno, notably
11. Family dog, for
short
14. Sprite flavor
15. Waterwheel with
buckets
16. Balloon filler
17. In an unpatriotic
manner
20. Mosque V.I.P.
21. Chooses, with
"for"
22. "Remember the

23. "Wheels"
24. Caddie's bagful
25. Common allergen
26. Admittance
28. Consumes
29. calls?"
30. Parisian gangsters
34. Amazon, e.g.
35. People engaged in
a particular occupa-
tion
37. "So me!"
38. Piece of ground
with specific charac-
teristics
39. Costa del
40. "The Joy Luck
Club" author
41. Crows' homes
45. Lift, so to speak
47. Mass of hard con-
solidated mineral mat-
ter
50. Hawaiian dish
51. Mouldings in the
shape of an S
52. Calendar span
53. Pudding fruit
54. Rationalism
57. "Fantasy Island"
prop
58. Common aspira-
tion
59. Plain plinth that
supports a wall


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MERCHANDISE MERCHANDISE


MERCHANDISE

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


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61. Spooks perfume obtained
62. Animal in a from flowers
roundup 32. Wild goose having
white adult plumage
Down 33. "_ Town Too"
1. Floodgate (1981 hit)
2. Scribe 34. Bang-up
3. Bestow 35. Brief report
4. Be itinerant 36. Farm call
5. Atlanta-based sta- 37. Polished and well-
tion groomed
6. Marsh bird 39. Affected by blight
7. Hon 40. Magnetic induc-
8. Crumbs tion units
9. "Rocky 42. Unite
10. Tropical American 43. Dishevel
trees 44. Stew
11. Space cadet's 46. Charge
place 47. Reconnaissance
12. Disorder 48. Solemn promises
13. Vine of the genus 49. French vineyard
Bryonia 52. Abominable Snow-
18. v. Wade man
19. "Is that ?" 53. Connive
24. Dittography, e.g. 55. Back talk
25. Ottoman title 56. Beast of burden
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6020 AUCTIONS

Fabulous Christmas
Estate Auction
Sat Dec. 13th 11am
Preview lOam
3190 Chandler Ln.
North Port, FI 34286
$150,000 multi-estate
auction Under the "Big
Top"!!! Modern Home
Furn. / Decor, Sports
Memorabilia, Firearms,
Coins, Sterling, 10K,
14K, 18K Platinum &
Gemstone Jewelry,
Rolex, Omega, Bulova,
Tiffany, Miki Moto,
Royal Doulton,
Fiesta, Fenton and
much more!
Go to website for pics:
westcoastauctionco.com
Cash, Ck, CC. 13% B.P.
West Coast Auction Co.
Ray Sherman -
Auctioneer
Ab2448 Au3340
(941) 468-7815
Mikey Now in Arcadia
(Cubitus) Every Sat at
6:00p.m. All New Mer.
941-875-8628 AB250/
AU 1836

6025 ARTS AND
CRAFTS

ATTENTION HISTORY
LOVERS: The Home-
steaders: Early Settlers of
Nokomis and Laurel,
Revised Edition (ISBN
978-0-557-03154-2) by
Joan Berry (published
Dec. 2008) is now avail-
able at Lulu.com Author
may be contacted at fox-
fire08@rocketmail.com

6030 HOUSEHOLD
GOODS

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

A FURNITURE SHOPPE
1552 S. McCall Rd., Engl.
Selling Quality Used Fum.
M-F 10-4.941-473-1986
1.) Pool Table. ($250.00)

2.)Queen Boxspring/
Mattresse ($100.00)

3.)RCA (Entertainment
Series) Television. Xbox
Ready .($125.00)

4.)Panasonic 5-Disc
DVD Home Theater Sys-
tem Model: SC-HT67
($150.00)

5.) Playstation II With
Games. ($75)

6.) Leather couch With
chair ( miner damage) .
($250.00)

Call 941-237-8205
42' Glass Top Wicker Din-
ing Table w/ 4 chairs
$150. 941-473-0559.
Bed, Queen Mattress and
Box. Brand New will sell
$175. Local 941-629-
5550 or 941-456-5555.
Also have KING.
Bed, Queen box/mattress
& matching chest $300,
Oak table w/4 chairs &
leaf, solid oak $275
(941)-268-9594
Bed Mattress/Box. New -
will sell $100. Local 941-
629-5550/941-456-5555.
BEDROOM SET 7Pc.
White Wicker, $350.
(941)474-9556
BEDROOM SET white
wicker QN. w/ 2 night
stands, dresser w/Mirror
$300.; LIVING RM SET
Bamboo, Sofa Bed, 2
end tables, coffee table
3 stack tables, Ent. ctr
for 27" TV $275.
(941)-627-6211
BEDROOM SET, complete,
3 pieces, mahogany,
$500. (941)492-2321
DESK, nearly nbew, 2
locking files, dark wood.
$150, (941)-875-3366
DESK: L shaped execu-
tive desk w/matching file
cabinet and bookcase
real oak.
Asking $1200/obo
941-629-4664
Dining rm set, Tommy
Bahama style, under
$1,000. 941474-6633
DINING ROOM SET
wrought iron Like new
cond. $250. (941)-235-
9839
Dining room table, oak,
oval, 42x46 w/pedastool
bottom, leaf, & 4 uphol-
stered chairs, exc. cond.
$350. (941)-4744727
DINING table, 48" round,
wood & glass, 4 chairs,
$200/obo.941-916-5693
KING BEDROOM SET,
solid oak, large dresser
with large mirror, $250.
Call 610-800-6488.


6030 HOUSEHOLD
GOODS

KITCHEN SET Solid oak
with Corian top, 4 chairs
with leather seats to
match. plus 2 matching
barstools $375. Please
call (941)-505-1692
Moving Sale. Sofa &
Chair, $250, Ent. Center
$200. Coffee & end
table, $100, Round glass
dining room set, 4 chairs,
$125. Round end table,
$40. 2 Bar stools, $140.
Desk, w/drawers, $60.
Mahog. All in great
shape.(941)-492-2321




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PATIO SET Bar Height
Wrought iron, round
glass top w/ 4 chairs
Brand new $175.
201-280-1586 Punta Gorda
Rattan Ent. Unit $60,
Dishwasher $30. 4 Rattan
Barstools $75.Kitchen
Sink $30 12x12 Carpet
$25. 625-5560
Rattan ottomen w/cush-
ion. $25 (941)-483-4763
ROCKER/TECLINER LAZY-
BOY, Maroon fabrid. ex cond.
$300 941-639-6853
SLEEPER sofa, like new,
$165; Bamboo frame
sofa,$65. 941-429-5558
SOFA & LOVESEAT less
than 1 yr old ext warr.
$450. (941)423-9869
Tupperware & Rubber-
maid, over 100 items.
$75/ALL 941- 769-0828
Water bed mattress Q
w/heater and liner
$175.00 863-604-5161

6040 TV/STEREO/
RADIO

20" TV Brand New
$45.00
941-627-9722
27" Mitsubishi color con-
sole, older model, needs
repair.$40.941-769-0828
27" Sony Triniton TV
wood cab. Dark oak,
48x53 Zenith DVT tuner,
Panasonic VCR + tapes,
$300. all (941)-626-6827
35" Sony Trinitron TV, 4 yrs
old on glass front cabinet
stand. $200/obo Great X-
mas gift 941497-6962
CB Equip. 3 radios, 1 lin-
ear, meter, extras, $100
(941)-697-7245
Sound System, Pioneer, 2
Ig spkrs, 2 sm spkrs,
player & receiver, $150/
obo.(231)-590-6600

6060 COMPUTER
EQUIPMENT

!USED LAPTOPS FOR
sale call 941-244-6067
#941-629-6337 Dave in-
house-office computer
repair, set-up Serving
Charlotte Co. 9+ years
COMPUTER TOWER
XP PRO $135
941-740-2761
DELL COMPUTER, like
new with Lexmark printer,
$300. 941-204-0209.
DELL LAPTOP
P-4 XP WIFI, $240
941-204-0824
DELL NOTEBOOK w/
winXP, Pent. 4, wireless,
90day warranty. $299.
(941)-228-5533
LAPTOPS (2), Dell P3,
internet, $175 $250.
(941)-624-0581
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6065 CLOTHING/
JEWELRY

Diamond Engagement
ring Ict white gold.
$2000/obo 941-237-1866
Men's suits & sport coats,
brand new, details. 941-
769-0828
WEDDING DRESS Ivory,
size 8, inclds headpc &
veil $100 941475-3078


6070 ANTIQUES
COLLECTIBLES

ALWAYS BUYING
Sterling Silver, Quilts.
Paintings, Furniture.
NEW ENGLAND
ANTIQUES
(941) 639 -9338
NORTH PORT COINS
IS BUYING
Turn Your Old Coins into
Cash, We are Buying US &
Foreign Coins, Old Paper
Money & All Bullion Gold &
Silver in any cond. Also Buy-
ing All Gold Jewelry Used or
Broken. North Port Coins
14291 Tamiami Trl
(Winn Dixie Shopping Cen-
ter) or call 941-240-5560
WAR SOUVENIRS
Appraised or purchased.
Denny @ 941-244-2333
50s Style Diner Corner
Booth w/table, 4 chairs
$400. Plus doll coll. &
50s memorabilia
941-485-3133
US 17 Antique Mall
5260 Duncan Rd. (US17)
941- 347-8044
M -S 10-4, Sun. 11-4
Prestine Postcards,
100 yrs. old. Mainly of
New England Area.
$5.- $20/ea
941-496-4014
1950's Lionel Train Sta-
tions #256 & #356
$40/ea (941)-391-5260
Wanted: Old Toys, Trains,
Slot cars, etc. (239)-997-
2298 or (239)-340-6434

6075 FRUITS &
VEGETABLES

U-Pick Tangelos,
Oranges, Valencias, Tan-
gerines & Pink Grape-
fruit. (941)639-2154 by
Appointment

6090 MUSICAL

2 Samson XP100 12"
speaker cabinets, like
brand new, $150
***SOLD* **
CASIO LIGHTED KEY-
BOARD Model LK 90TV, w
stand & all access. $100.
(941)-575-0309 aft 6pm
DRUM SET, Large, Union
brand, Ideal Christmas
present! $150. or make
offer. 863-494-3777
GUITAR 335 Copy $250/
obo;Marsh speakers
$75/ea 941-268-8451
Guitar, Yamaha, left hand
w/hard case, model
FG412L, $275. (941)-
639-3332
Music Box, Old fashioned
15 Christmas discs, un-
usual $100 625-7882
Organ, Lowrey Celebra-
tion LX500, Good Cond.
$3000 (941)-624-2233
ORGAN, Lowrey Majesty
LX510 extras $90000bo.
941-255-5673
TOMMY, From THE ROCK
BAND TESLA, giving
guitar lessons in the
Port Charlotte area.
941-276-8483

VIOLIN, $120; GUITAR w/
case, $100; BANJO,
$150. (941)-235-1582
WURLITZER ORGAN with
bench, dbl. keyboard,
$200 obo. 639-2348.

6095 MEDICAL

Platform Lift for rear of
vehicle. Will hold a wheel
chair or scooter up
to 2001bs. $300
(941)-639-1684
POWER chair, Jet 3 Ultra,
$5000+ new, used 3
wks., $1000. (941)-661-
9955

6110TREES & PLANTS

COCONUT PALMS,
Queen Palms, Oaks,
E Pulatka holly.
(941)-474-0527
Viburnum, Eugenia, Good
privacy hedge, Boganvil-
ia, Mahoe Hibiscus tree,
Coconut, Many other
palms. 941-488-7291

6120 BABY ITEMS

HUGE children sale Pot-
tery Barn Crib ($300),
baby equip., clothes,
maternity, toys, Rideons
Furreal Pony. $1 $100.
Kim @ 941- 347-8848 or
visit weecycleit.com

6125 GOLF
ACCESSORIES

2006 Easy Go Limited
Custom Rally Golf
Cart. Spotless, Show-
room new. Can deliver
$3200 941-639-4631
CLUB CAR Very Good
cond 48V. w/ charger
$975. (941)-637-4914
Golf Cart, 1994 Club
Car, electric, batteries
lyr. old, $1700
941-493-3400


Golf Clubs, 1 set of mens
$75. 1 set of women
$50. Cart & Bag incl.
(941)-639-3332
Men's Left Handed golf
clubs. Never saw
a golf course. $200
(941)475-6911
Pull Golf Cart, w/big
wheels, $25. Golf bag,
dark green, $25. Exc.
cond. (941)-244-0049


6125 GOLF
ACCESSORIES

While they last 2004
high speed EZ Gos
$1495 + tax. (
941-625-7969

6128 EXERCISE/
FITNESS

BUYING &
SELLING USED
Treadmills, Exc. Bikes,
Weight Equip., Ellipticals
12 Mo. No Payments,
No Interest. Play It
Again Sports. US41,
Just South of Midway
941-255-1378
Gazelle Tony Little Edge,
exc. cond. $75. (941)
286-5601
Total Gym, model
11,000, $250.
(941)-639-3332
TREADMILL Space Saver
Orig $700; $150firm
941-474-9556 Lv msg
WEIGHT MACHINE
Weider Platinum
crossbar electronic
$200.
941-6294664

6130 SPORTING
GOODS

Antique guns, swords &
military items Wanted.
Collector 941-286-5606
380 auto (2) 225, 200
22 antique rev 150 941-
473-4199.
Civil War, WWII Guns,
Swords, Daggers, etc.
Wanted. Paying up to
$900 for G.I. 45's &
German Lugers
(941)705-5145
Fed.Firearms Inst. Priv.
Concealed Carry Class
$69. 941-235-0278.

FLORIDA CONCEALED
Weapons Permit Class
(941)697-1885

GLOCK 17-9mm/22 cal.
"Ceiner", $600
941**SOLD**

GUN SHOW
Dec. 27 & 28
Sat 9-5 & Sun 9-4
Charlotte County
Fairgrounds
2333 El Jobean Rd.
Port Charlotte
BUY-SELL TRADE
NEW/USED
FREE Parking
Carry Permit Class
2 GUYS SHOWS
727-776-3442

Handguns, Ruger,
S&W,& Colt
For SALE!!!!!!!!!
call 941-234-6823.
Klmber 45 Auto Custom II
New Cond. $800 (941)
769-1367
LEUPOLD #896 Target
spotting scope, Ex cond.
$500 firm. others to choose
from 9414964014
Pool Table Must
Sell, wood w/slate top,
leather pockets &
access. Great shape.
$600(941)475-2216
POOL TABLE still in box.
Solid wood. K66 rails.
Leather pockets, $1250
Can deliver & set up.
(239)-333-8500
Quality. 22 pistols, rifle.
$250 and up.
941-763-9629
Ruger super blackhawk
.44 mag. 4.5" barrel, SS,
exc. cond. low rounds,
$500 941-807-0068.
Russian Mosin Nagant,
Very Good Cond. w/ 440
Rds. Ammo $200 (941)
**SOLD**
S&W Mod 60 S/S $500
S&W 500ES & Colt 380
941-234-2901
SCUBA GEAR, 4 new air
tanks, 260 & 280, BC &
more. $110 ea. Call
610-800-6488.





SUNCOAST GUN
SHOW

DEC. 13th & 14TH
Sat. 9-5, SUN. 94
Lee Civic Center
Bayshore Rd.
N. Ft. Myers
BUY SELL TRADE
Concealed Weapon
Class $40
10AM & 2PM daily


TAURUS MILLENNIUM
Auto, 40 cal. PT140, 2
tone, paddle, holster & 2
clips. $400/obo
SMITH & WESSON Per-


formance Center, Rare,
Shorty 45 Auto, Leather
holster, $1100/obo
REMMINGTON GAME
MASTER 760, 30-06,
Bushnell Trophy scope,
$350. WINCHESTER
12gauge, Auto super X
Model 1 $400/obo
(941)-624-3754 or
258-5397
WWII JAPANESE Rifle,
Last ditch, type 99,
w/mum. $299.
(941)-232-1834


6135 BICYCLES/
TRICYCLES

20" BMX Bicycle. Like
new cond. $250 (941)-
426-9644 or 321-2422
26" Mens Huffy Bike, Sante
Fe Model, Pedal Brake, New
$70. (941Y255-9953
3 wheel bike in great
cond. $100
SOLD!!!
Bike, Boys Mountain, 26"
l0spd Like new $75
(941)-697-7442
BIKE, women's 26", 18
spd. Exc. cond. $50.
(941)-629-9806
BOYS TREK 24" Silver
/blue bike in great cond
w/ manual. $100/firm
(941)629-2717
Desoto Classic adult 3
wheel bike, exc. cond.
$150, (941)-SOLD!!
Ladies, Adult Schwinn,
lO0spd Pink $60 (941)-
743-0678

6138 TOYS

HUGE children sale Pot-
tery Barn Crib ($300),
baby equip., clothes,
maternity, toys, Rideons
Furreal Pony. $1 $100.
Kim @ 941- 347-8848 or
visit weecycleit.com
John Deere Tractor w/
front bucket. 12V. Like
new. $100. 474-0109
Playstation 2 games, 15
for $40. (941)-697-7245
Sega genesis, sega
nomad, games + extras,
$125. (941)-697-7245

6160 LAWN & GARDEN

#1 Riders & Push, sales
& service, used parts,
trade in's welcome. Save
big! (941)-268-0917
Blower, Gas Echo, As new
$50 (941)-697-7442
Lawn Mower Ariens-self
Propelled, As new $125
(941)-697-7442
Lounge chair, PVC
w/plush waterproof cush-
ion $50 (941)-6394044
Mulching Lawn Mower
21" 4.5hp $50
(941)-639-4044
Snapper Rider 12.5hp
Elec Start 28" cut $400
(941)-743-4820

6165 STORAGE SHEDS
/BUILDINGS

Car Shelter, 12x21 like
new, exc. cond. $800
obo. (941)429-2956

6170 BUILDING
SUPPLIES

500 8x16 Concrete
Blocks. 50 cents each
941-628-0628
Alum. Hurricane Pannels
86"x16" $20/ea
941-743-0678
DESIGNER LAMINATED
FLOORING Never used
30% thicker. $.79 sq. ft.
Must sell 239-334-4839

FLOOR tiles/Travertine
18" x 18", 135 SF. $200.
(941)-460-1735
WOOD flooring, BRUCE
Engineered, 1/4" x 3",
lue or staple. 225 SF
225. (941)-460-1735

6190 TOOLS/
MACHINERY

CRAFTSMAN table saw
$95. Coleman water
heater $95. 268-8451.
Craftsman, DeWalt, Wagn-
er new and almost new,
tools, details. 286-5601
Little Giant Ladder w/
tray used once $175
(941)-875-0352
Radial Arm Saw, Sears
1980's $150obo (941)-
743-0678
RV Gen Set Onan
4000watt remote start
$550/obo 941-624-3754
or 258-5397

6220 OFFICE/BUSINESS
EQUIP. SUPPLIES

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

6231 BIRDS

Parakeets and Cages
Parakeets $10. w/cage
$25. 941-627-9722
Parrot, Baby Blue front
Amazon, Good Talkers,
Will hold for Xmas $575
(941)4084409
Severe Macaw, 2 yrs. old,
talks well, w/nice cage.
$475/all. 941-624-2296

6232 CATS


Fishermans Village,2,
6mo. old boys, 1, 2yr.
old female, 1, 2mo. old
perfect Christmas
present. 941-639-1761
or 863-494-0289

6233 DOGS

1 MALE Applehead Chi-
huahua, black/white blue
eyes. Ready for Christ-
mas. $350. 235-0469.


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6233 DOGS

3 yr old female Bichon-
peek-a-poo. Very friendly,
loves kids. $150.00
941-475-4493.
Best Friends Dog
Training in conjunction
with EARS Animal
Rescue Sanctuary and
PawZazz will be
conducting
dog obedience
training for dogs 6
months and up and
puppy classes for
puppies under 5
months.
EARS Fosters Free.
Pre-registration required
as class sizes are
limited. For more
information and to sign
up, contact Dawn at:
941-475-6305 or
sunshine077@verizon.net
Boston Terrier Pups,
males, reg. $495 each.
12wks. (941)-626-3701
Chihuahua male 1 yr.
neutered, all shots, potty
trained, $295 "Due to my
health" (941)-637-9223
CHIHUAHUA pups, 6 wks,
taking deposits, $400 ea.
(863)-474-1205
DOBERMAN pups, AKC,
Reds & Blacks, parents
on site, taking deposits,
$600&up. 941-345-3184
GERMAN SHEPHERD
Pups AKC, 12 wks, black
&tan, $800. If exc. blood-
lines and home raised
care are important to you,
call (941) 575-6010


6233 DOGS 6234 MISC. PETS


Have your pet's picture
taken with Santa Claus
this Saturday and Sunday
at PetSmart from
11am -4 pm.
Receive a framed 4x6
portrait for $9.95.
Proceeds to benefit
EARS Animal Rescue
Sanctuary. For more
information, call
941-475-0636.
POODLE PUPS MINI RED,
UKC, 1st shots, /M, 2/F
1 black male. $600-$750.
941-629-5908 or
941-661-8903
RAT TERRIERS AKC
Reg., Shots. Adorable! In
time for Christmas. $350
up. (863) 234-2234

ROTTWEILER 7mo. house
broken, loves children,
$100. (941)-493-0560
SHIH-TZU Puppies
Ready now! 9wks, 1
males black & white
2 White/Tan males
parents on prem. CKC
registered. All shots,
health cert. Beautiful
marking, Potty
trained. Great person-
alities, A Must see!
$750/ea Leslie or
Jerry 941-483-4270
or 426-9009

YORKIE PUPPIES 1M/1F
AKC, Health Cert. $550.
ea. 815-2005/815-1378


CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES!
CKC papered, Vet Cert. 3
boys, 1 girl. Starting at
$500.00. Serious buyers
only will be interviewed.
Ready 12/19/08 just in
time for Christmas. Call
941-916-5013.
SUGAR GLIDER hand
tamed, very cute. Must
see $150. 941-809-2199

6235 LIVESTOCK

New Hntr/Jmpr Show
Barn has limited open-
ings for Jan/Feb 2009.
Located in S. DeSoto
County just off 1-75.
Contact Cindy-
941-204-7003 or
halmont@cindyhalsey.com

TRAIL/Endurance saddle,
beautiful leather, custom
built, 16", no horn, bal-
anced comfort seat,
$625. (941)-235-9126

6236 PET SUPPLIES
& SERVICES

90 gallon all glass aquari-
um, wet-dry trickle filter
with pump, glass top with
light strip, built in over-
flow, solid wood stand
and canopy (light wood
finish). Perfect Christmas
gift. $799.99 View it, buy
it, take it home from
Venice FL
941-493-0344


6236 PET SUPPLIES
& SERVICES

Bird Cage, Large,
w/stand, like new. $80.
(941)-544-7071 aft. 5:30

6250 APPLIANCES

$40 SERVICE CALL The
Areas most trusted Appli-
ance Repair Service, serv-
ing PC, N.P. Engl, Venice.
We can fix it 941-473-9484
Beverage cooler, 18-20
bottle capacity, $65.
Dorm fridge w/freezer
$43. (941)-575-0273
Dryer, GE, Excellent
Cond. $100
(941)-764-1009
FREEZER, ACDC 29 quart
portable, $200. (941)-
575-8840
GE Dryer and Whirlpool
Washer $100 each. 941-
505-2820
Ref., Amana, 27 cf, SXS,
white, water & ice, works
exc. Good cond. $150.
(941)-286-5601
Refrigerator, GE White 25
cu ft, water & ice on door.
Very Good Cond $275
(941)-833-2676
Stove, GE Very Good
Cond. Harvest Gold $65
(941)-575-7102
WASHERS/DRYERS
$139. each or
$270. Set
1 Year Warranty.
941-766-0226


6250 APPLIANCES 6260 MISCELLANEOUS


WASHER & DRYER $100,
DRYER $30 WOOD CHIP-
PER $100 941474-9556
Washer & dryer, front
loader, good cond. $200
both/obo. 941-423-2281
Ken Washer & Dryer $100ea
* Upright Freezer $85
* GE Range $100
*Refridg $125
(941)-492-6698

6260 MISCELLANEOUS

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
9' Christmas Tree 2yrs
old, Orig. $400. Asking
$100. (941)474-9556
Arcade & Pinball Machine
for SALE starting 300
Just in time for Christmas
(863)-558-0198 also wanted

BED queen size bed beau-
tiful HB/FB $175, Dresser
w/mirror $75 and lots of
baby equip. Stroller, high-
chair and much more take
all $75. Call 941-323-
7406.
BIOLOGICAL MICRO-
SCOPE Advanced 1000X,
$150. (941)-505-0119
CARVING SET Bone han-
dled, Deer carved, w/ 6
steak knives $75. (941)-
505-0119


Rival vacuum food sealer
w/acc. kit, never used,
$50. (941)-639-2726

WORKING LIGHTHOUSE,
hand crafted, stands 55"
tall $135. (941)924-7795


6270 WANTEDTO
BUY/TRADE

A COLLECTOR BUYING-
GOLD & SILVER, JEWELRY
& COINS, wristwatches &
pocket watches, working
or not. Knives, swords,
weapons, military & fire
dept. Cigarette lighters &
collectibles (941)412-9391

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

A COLLECTOR BUYING
Old Fishing Lures,
Rods, Reels. 941-743-
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GARAGE SALES

D1385 NE Livingston
St. Fri & Sat 7:30-?
Household items, liens,
dishes, clothes
-11548 Magnolia Terr
behind Juice3 Plant
Starting 9am-Fri 12th and
everyday until SOLDOUT
S1662 SW Clover Dr
off SkatesFri, Sat &
Sun 8a-5p, Lots of Misc.
Come see!
SBig Tree RV Resort
Saturday, 12/13
8am-lpm Lunch Available
Fri & Sat 8a-4p 1803
NE Darren St. Misc
items, follow signs North
of Town
m-Saturday! 2288 NW
Haile Dean Rd. Furn.,
antiques, housewares,
Gift items & many horses

6002 ENGLEWOOD AREA
GARAGE SALES

Christmas Bazaar Sat
9-1:30 Brook to Bay MHP
1891 Englewood Rd in Club-
house-Baked Goods,
Lunch Avail.. Unique Gifts &
Stocking Stuffers.

FRI & SAT 7 -2, 1952
Florida Ave. Some handi-
cap furn. hand tools, bar
neon signs & household.
Fri & Sat 8-???? 10th &
Maryland Ave. Vintage
knives & lots of Jewelry,
and sooo much more.
D-] FRI & SAT 8-4
6563 David Blvd
GOLF Clubs, Native Am.
items, Xmas decor, etc.
O-Fri- Sun. 9-4. 131
Euclid Ave. Sport
Memorabilia & Collec-
tables. Good Christmas
Shopping! So much more!
DFri-Sun. 8-? 7467
Claypool St. Huge
moving sale, furn, tv's,
antiques, patio set w/bar.
Everything must go, great
prices, make offers!
-FRI. & SAT. 9 3,
7137 Mineola Rd.
Recliners, new bike, TVs,
VCRs & misc.
O-SAT 10AM-?
1545 LORALIN DR
MOVING SALE
Furniture, electronics,
household goods, etc...
Sat 8-4 6113 Sunnybrook
Blvd. Misc boat items,
tools, household & variety
of other items.
Sat 9-3 No Early Birds!!!
565 Sandlor Dr(off S.
Oxford) Large variety of
items to choose from.
-SAT. & SUN. 8 3,
13346 Cedar City
Ave. S. Gulf Cove.
Clothes, household, much
of which is next to new.
-SAT. & SUN. 8am -
2pm, Englewood Gar-
den Circle, Neighborhood
yard sale. Hundreds of dif-
ferent items, many are
new Christmas gifts, jew-
elry, specialty items.

6004 NOKOMIS/OSPREY
GARAGE SALES

Sat & Sun 9-3 209 S.
Portia off Albee Farm
Rd. Everything must go.
Wicker, Xmas, Dolls, Dish-
es, Electronics, etc
SSAT. only 9-2
Vermeer Dr. Sorrento
Woods NEW & OLD
Swords & knives,
Antiques, collectables,
watches, old guns & Tons
of misc. items. Watch for
signs!
O-Saturday 8-? 110
Rubens Dr. Furniture
clothes, and household
items.


6005 NORTH PORT AREA
GARAGE SALES

FRI & SAT 6AM-?
3610 Walmsley Ave
MOVING SALE Some
furn, TV's, household, etc

FRI & SAT 8-?
7145 Gurley Ct
Clothes, Xmas, Dishes,
Lots of great itmes...

F- Fri & Sat 8-4
1090 Innovation
Ave. Unit Al10,
around back, 429-2900
Huge year end clear-
ance/ garage sale. New
and used 40-50% off.
Sports Fanatic
F FRI &SAT, 8-2pm,
3354 Oceanside St, off
N Chamberlain
BLIND INSTALLER HAVING
HUGE YARD SALE
BRAND new blinds in box,
Brand new Nientindo Win, fur-
niture, Gym Equipment, baby
clothes & toys & much more.

NEED EXTRA XMAS CASH
Buying scrap or unwanted
gold. Call Sonny for the
money 9414295181

-SAT. &SUN. 8am-
3pm, 130 Ciboa Ave.
(Warm Mineral Springs)
Clean- Cheap- HUGE!
Antiques, Tools, Furniture,
Fishing, Movies, Baby,
Patio, TVs, & MORE!!

SAT. & SUN. 9 5, 4488
Nele St. Camping & fish
equip., furn., household,
clothes, much more.

I-] SAT. 8 3,
1824 Dawnview St.
Christmas decorations &
lots of misc.

I-| SAT. 8-?
3040 DRAPER TERR.
Off Cranberry. Like new
furn., household & misc.

Saturday 9-3, 8598
Gaillard Ave. Twin
beds, microwave, tables,
household items + more!

Thurs-Tuesday 10-?
01205 Ramrod St
Christmas items from
Goebel & Hummel, Sm
children clothes, some
furniture & small color TV


6006 PT. CHARLOTTE
GARAGE SALES

D FRI & SAT 8-12
1182 WINSTON ST
Household items, tools,
clothing, t-shirts & more
-Fri & Sat 9-1 349
Adalia Ter. No Early
birds Please. Big Sale.
Antiques, Collectables,
Baseball cards, Hutch.
Something for everyone.
F-Fri &Sat. 8-? 1017
IStrasburg Dr. Com-
puters & parts, cookie
jars & lots of misc.
-Fri & Sat. 8-2,
18439 Lamont Ave
Baby items, clothing &
much more.

Fri & Sat. 8-2, 19755
Midway, Precious
moments, boys bike,
furn. race fan specials.
-Fri & Sun 7-? 133
Sao Luiz St. Deep
Creek. Large garage sale
featuring ladies clothes,
mens jeans, slacks &
dress shirts, many brand
new with tags. Designer
handbags including Luis
Vitton & others starting at
$150 & up. Large and
small items galore. Dont
miss it, bring cash!
-Fri-Sun 9-3 4631
Fallon Cir. Moving
Sale. 32" TV (2) Eliptical
Machine, Lamps, Rugs,
Too much to list.
FRI. & SAT.8 -2,
1346 Wilmette St.
LARGE moving sale,
everything must go.
-Fri. & Sat. 8am-?
1054 Sanger St.
HUGE SALE. Furniture &
everything from A
(antiques) to Z (Zebras)
and everything in
between. Lotsa new stuff.
FRI. & SAT. 9-3,
26055 Olla Ct. Deep
Creek. CHINA, pottery,
household, etc...

DFRI.-SAT. 9-2. 26186
Mindanao Ln. DEEP
CREEK. Desk, household,
Christmas, clothes, new
items, misc. All goes!


6006 PT. CHARLOTTE
GARAGE SALES

GIGANTIC! Multi-Family. Fri
& Sat on Viceroy Ter
(Peachland to Comstock
to Viceroy) This is one not
to miss! New dog toys!
-Sat & Sun 7-3 3315
Elkcam Blvd. House-
hold goods, Tools, & Lots
of Misc items.
SSat 7-4 2136 Devon
St. Huge Tool Sale,
Hand/Power Tools, Gas
Powered Equiptment,
Large Tool Box, Tons of
Hardware & Misc.
DSat 8-? 5570 Mon-
tego Ln. Furn, House-
hold items, Clothing,
knicknacks, & Much more
D] SAT 8-12 ONLY
2039 Kendis St
MULTIFAMILY Lots of
great quality items.
Sat 8-4 209 Stebbins
Terr. Household
goods, Toys, Tools, Furni-
ture & much more
SSat 8-5 540 Sharon
Cir. FINAL ESTATE
SALE! All must go CHEAP!
-Sat 9-4, 12054
Chancellor Blvd. near
North Port. Household
goods & much more.
- SAT. & sun 9AM-1PM.
22273 Tennyson
Ave. Off Peachland. Furni-
ture, clothes, Holiday
items, Kitchen ware, kids
clothing/toys & more
-SAT. &SUN., 9-3,
21311 Argyle Ave.
(off Peachland) Multi Fam-
ily! Furn., Clothes & MISC!
-]SAT. 8 3, 21351
Austin Ave. Moving -
newer ref., kitchen & liv-
ing rm. items, clothes,
push mower & more.
SAT. 8-1, 25432 Bari-
nas Dr. Dp. Crk.
Tools, videos, books, fish-
ing, furn., hardware, etc.
riSat. 8-2, 1219 Mar-
Ilow St. Multi family!
Treadmill, like new toys,
clothes,decorations & etc
-SAT. 9 -?, 3278 Mid-
dletown St. Off Elmi-
ra. Pontoon paddle boat,
furn., Christmas, dolls,
crafts, linens, lots misc.


6006 PT. CHARLOTTE
GARAGE SALES

D-SAT. ONE DAY
ONLY SALE, 8 4,
142 Orlando Blvd.
-SAT. ONLY 8am-2pm,
143 Altoona St. 5
family sale antiques,
jewelry, furniture, tools,
'96 Explorer, '93 Chrysler
Salon, lots more!!! -
come fill up your car or
ours.
-SAT. ONLY 8AM-2PM.
19700 Cochran Blvd.
In front of Home Depot.
A.C.S. RELAY FOR LIFE
Furn, Clothes & More
SAT./SUN. 9am-5pm.
E2467 Rio de Janeiro,
DEEP CREEK. Furniture,
clothes, much more!
D-Saturday 8-? 17441
Billiar Ave. (Off
Collingswood) 627-4247
Hair Busters. Salon
Equipt. Lots & lots of
tools, commercial equip-
ment, furniture, car,
household, Christmas
decorations, toys, big
barbque w/ hot dogs &
hamburgers. Proceeds
are going to help a
needy family for the
Holidays. Donations wel-
comed!
-Saturday 8-2, 1009
Guild St. Boys
toys/clothes, household,
& women clothes.
-Thur Sat. 8-2, 3098
LBeacon Dr. House-
hold items, xmas items,
tools & much more.

6007 PUNTA GORDA AREA
GARAGE SALES

Fri & Sat 9-4 @ 29436 Lil-
lis off 17 nr Walmart
Whse.
Furn,TV,Cameras,Jewelry,
Movies,Barbies,++
I-Fri, Sat & Sun 8-3
27087 Safe Haven
Ln. Class B Motorhome,
Furn, & household items
S FRI. & SAT.
12/12&13. DEEP
CREEK 27053 Paratins
Dr. Moving Sale
Furn.,Lanai Set,2 Boats
Everything must go!


6007 PUNTA GORDA AREA
GARAGE SALES

-FRI. & SAT. 8AM
6529 Florida St.
Tools, fashion jewelry,
household, furn., Japanese
glass fishing floats, old
trunks, clothes, shoes, etc
-HUGE YARD SALE at
Solona Storage.
25555 E.Marion/River-
side.Decl2&13,Fri & Sat.
9-2.Power/hand tools,
generators,air compres-
sors, air tools, airless
sprayer,tile saw, lOhp
Evinrude boat motor, lum-
ber, toys, clothes, ster-
ling silver, baby clothes,
electronics,furniture,freez
er, kayaks-dinghy, rugs,
tents & so much more.
Sale Saturday Dec. 13th.
9 until sold out! 50+ fish-
ing rods & reels. Penn
Combos, Deep Sea, Salt-
water, Freshwater, like
new, no junk. Used gear
$5. & up! Collection of old
pocket knives. Cash only.
824 Via Tunis, PG. Bal
Harbor to Appian to the
sale. Sorry no early birds!!
SSat & Sun 8-2 5500
Almar Dr. PGI (off Rio
Villa) Big Sale! Like-new
Xmas, Bed, Bath, Decor,
Baby, Boating, Gun Cab.
I-SAT & SUN 9-?
48 Windmill in Wind-
mill Village. Lots of tools,
clothes & much misc.
D Sat 8-? 35711 Wash-
ington Loop Rd. Park-
wide Rummage Sale &
Road Kill Cafe (10 until
food is gone)
-Sat 8-12 760 West
iMarian. (Marian &
Berry) Furn, Old things,
Milk glass, Wicker & misc
-Sat Dec 13 9-1 Alli-
Ugator Park 6400 Tay-
lor Rd. Craft Fair & Bake
Sale with Lunch served.
All in Clubhouse. Don't
miss this one!
SSat. 8-? 390 Belaire
Crt. PGI, Clearance!!
Xmas decorations, house-
hold & mink coat.
Sat. 8-3, 731 Solana
Loop. HUGE HUGE
MULTI FAMILY SALE!!
Household goods, furn. &
FL Avacodos! Proceeds
go to local dog club.


6007 PUNTA GORDA AREA
GARAGE SALES

-SAT. 8am, 5415
Grovewood Cir. 2 mi
dn Bermont on L. Furn.,
toys, yard tools, clothes.

Sat. 9-1, 732 Mace-
donia Dr. 4 Family
yard sale! Household
goods & some antiques.

-DSaturday Dec. 13th.
824 Via Tunis. 9-4,
Household goods, tools,
fishing, vacuum & carpet
shampooer, xmas items,
1981 HD Sportster
restored, 2006 Suzuki
C50, new HD vest, hel-
mets, yard tools. NO EAR-
LIES!

DTHURS., FRI. 9 -6 &
SAT. 9-4, Towles
Plaza, 2705 Tamiami Tr.
#113. HUGE children's
sale. Clothes (NB Teen)
toys, baby equip., books,
maternity, etc. Visit
weecycleit.com. Kim @
(941)-347-8848

6008 ROTONDA AREA
GARAGE SALES

Fri & Sat. 8-?? 245 Long
Meadow Ln. Just a little of
everything. Something for
all.

FRI. & SAT. 8AM-3PM
136 Swan Dr. Roton-
da Heights. Consolidation
Sale! Numerous house-
hold items!

SAT ONLY 8-4pm
40 Bunker PI
NEW & used clothing,
appliances, etc...

-SAT. 7am, 207
Caddy Rd. Lots of
Kids stuff all ages,
aquarium, pressure wash-
er, Xmas & other house-
hold items.

6010 S.VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES

SFRI 9-2, SAT 8-4
110 Algiers Dr.
Ven. East Boys clothes,
toys, Motor cycle. Sm
Freezer, and much more


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GARAGE SALES

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2269 Tamiami Trail S
SUITE 3A, VENICE.
941-492-4995, 493-6779
Sat 8-1 325 Gardenia
Rd.(Shamrock to
Banyan to Gardenia) No
EB's. Furniture, Bedroom
set, Household goods,
Electronics, Movies,
Tapes, Art, Old Sporting
goods & Lots More.
-Sat 8-12 550 E Baf-
fin Rd. Clothes, Furn,
Household goods, Holi-
day Decor, Refrig, edger,
mower, weed eater, new
generator, Xmas items &
more
D- SAT 8AM-?
150 &151 Bahama Rd
Furn, clothes, house-
wares, xmas & more.
D SAT only, 8am-?,
5120 SR 776 (across
from Dome). XMas items,
furn, household, & more!
SAT. 7:30 AM -1PM, 2546
Yucca Rd. 100's of Stock-
ing stuffers, upright freez-
er & much more.
D Saturday 8-5,
950 Hudson Rd.
No early birds!
7 PIECE 50'S KITCHEN
SET, antique reference
books, christmas
decor, some golf &
lots of misc.
-Saturday 8am. 509
Ravenna St. Island of
Venice. Dept. 56 Xmas,
fishing, tools & etc.
Saturday 9-3, 241 S.
Harbor Dr. Venice
Island. Lots of household
and some antiques.
-Sun 8-1 481 Crane
Rd. Electronics,
Sports Equipt, Baby
Cloths & Toys. some new

6011 VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES

SFRI-SATSUN. 85,
1231 Schooner Ln.
Hundred's of classic
unseen items, incl. tools,
& new gift ideas incl. toys,
etc!
-Fri.-Sun. 796 Bayshore
Rd. Nokomis. Kids
things, car, furn., house
misc., kitchen misc.
- 1FRI/SAT, all day,
1301 Cypress Ave,
off E Venice Ave. MULTI-
FAMILY. Everything to go!
S-Sat 13th 9-3:00
257 Venice Palms Blvd
Off E Venice Ave.
Variety of Items
Sat 8-2 3271 Orange
Rd. Benefits Relay for
Life. Donations accepted.
I- SAT. 8-3, 12/13
323 Rigel Rd., S.
Venice. Estate sale. Furn,
antiques,collectibles, more.
SAT/SUN, 9-4pm, 170
Golf Club Ln, off E Venice
Ave. Books, tapes, you
name it!
FRI/SAT, Dec 12-13
201 Grove St N
VENICE HOUSING
AUTHORITY
Sale of surplus &
obsolete material &
equip. Small contrac-
tors or scrap metal
collectors. assorted
e.l., used refrigera-
tors, ranges, furn, ofc
equip, used comput-
ers, electronics &
maint. supplies. Sold
in "as is" condition.
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A: You couldn't have picked a
better time to ask the open
season for enrollment in the
Medicare Part D prescription
drug program began Nov. 15
and runs through Dec. 31. The
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Joining a Medicare prescrip-
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The extra help is worth an
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learn more about the extra
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Security visit www.socialsecu-
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at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-
325-0778).
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card, should I get a new one?
A: Knowing your Social
Security number is what is
important. The only time you
may need the actual card is when
you start a new job. However, if
you need to replace your Social
Security card, you can do so for
free. Remember, you are limited
to three replacement cards in a
year and 10 during your lifetime.
Learn more about your Social
Security card and number
www.socialsecurity.gov/ssnum-
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Security by visiting our Web site
at www.socialsecurity.gov or call
us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-
800-325-0778).
Q: How can I check my Social
Security earnings for accuracy?
A: Check out page three of
your Social Security Statement.
You receive your Statement each
year about three months before
your birthday. It shows the earn-
ings we have recorded for each
year you worked. You can look at
the earnings chart and know
whether it is complete and cor-
rect. You may not receive all the
benefits to which you are entitled
if your record is not accurate, so
it's important to do this review.
If any earnings are incorrect,
give us a call at 1-800-772-1213
(TTY 1-800-325-0778).
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the Social Security
Administration. For fast answers
to specific Social Security ques-
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and many persons of note.
If I am going to be killed by
something at an early age, I
would rather like to have
time to be prepared, and
prepare the people around
me. I am not happy about
getting lung cancer, but all
in all, it could be worse.
A friend of mine, Dennis
Munholand, also 52, was
killed this year in a freak
car accident. It was a shock
because it was so sudden. I
hope I live another 20
years, but if not, I am grate-
ful that I can now really
appreciate whatever time I
may have left. The last
years may be the best, and
most meaningful of my life.
This really would have
been tragic if it had hap-
pened 10 years ago. My kids
are now adults, or very near
there, and Yoko will have
the three girls to count on.
I am glad for that. My fami-
ly will be alright. Now I am
hoping to accomplish a lot
in the time I have left. I feel
I have wasted a lot of time,
and I hope in my final
years, I can teach my chil-
dren not to do the same.
My legacy is my children
and what I have taught
them. They and their chil-
dren are the ones that can
change the world for the
better. They should think
about that how their life
and work will change the
world.
My daughter Paula has
found teaching. What a
great profession! She loves
it, and she can have a huge
impact on many people for
the rest of their lives. She
should think about that. It
is not just a job to pay the
bills. Perhaps she should
start a diary about the kids


she is teaching, and how
she copes with her every-
day life. Maybe she would
get a lot out of this kind of
self reflection about what
she is doing and why.
My daughter June is just
getting started, and trying
to survive on her own. She
is living in Hawaii and
working in one of the most
beautiful places in the
world. June is so smart and
talented. She needs to real-
ize that she can do any-
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any field. I have high hopes
and aspirations for June.
Whatever she does, I know
she will have a big impact.
My daughter Jessie is just
starting college. I tell her
that she should keep and
open mind and take classes
and get involved in lots of
different things. She is hard
working, extremely people
smart, and beautiful. If she
can fend off the boys long
enough and balance her
social life with academics
and intellectual pursuits,
she too will find something
that she loves. The key is
keeping an open mind and
trying lots of different
things and meeting lots of
different people.
Everyone tells us that we
have great kids. We really
do. Mostly, I credit Yoko for
raising the girls. I was
working and never around
much to have an impact. I
do want to take credit for
going to Japan to find Yoko,
and bringing her back here.
I will also take credit for the
tough love side of raising
our kids. Yoko could never
say no. But, I can't imagine
what my life would be like
without Yoko or "my girls." I
am truly a blessed man.
Read Tom Cappiello's past
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Send a special Christmas letter this year


Note to the readers of this col-
umn: While Dr Kis taking some
Christmas time off, he has asked
his alter ego, Dr. Bob, to fill in
writing his column.

Dear Dr. K.,
I once had no use for
Christmas, but now I have
changed. What still frosts my
Christmas goose is receiving
those very long 'additions' to
Christmas cards where people
go on and on for pages writing
about every aspect of their lives.
I know life is going well for me,
but these letters really make me
feel inadequate. Is there any
way I can get over this?
Ebenezer S., London

Dear Ebenezer,
To get in the 'spirit', I have put
together a "Holiday Letter" you
can send to anyone you care to
torture, in a Christmas sort of
way of course.
The letter is written as though
you have four in the family
(Mom, Dad, and the two chil-
dren, a boy and a girl). Just put
names from your family in
where indicated and, like the
magic of Christmas, any inade-
quacy you are feeling will disap-
pear.
Dr. Bob

A Very Merry Christmas from the
(insert family name here)
Dear Friends,
Our family is brimming with
the peace and joy of the season
and hope we can bring some
happiness to you. Mom has
taken over Mother Theresa's
U.S.A. operations and continues
to work in various soup
kitchens throughout the coun-
try each day. Mom got her
pilot's license this year so she
could fly to various soup
kitchens and prepare meals. She
grows all of her own vegetables
on a 5,234 1/8 acre farm which
she tends solely herself with just
a hoe and watering can made
out of recycled Tupperware.


After gathering
the vegetables
she needs,
4 -/i Mom loads
S. r them by hand
onto her C-140
cargo plane
S and heads off
DR. STAN to
KAPUCHINSKI to prepare
meals for up to
5,003 people.
Once airborne,
she puts on the
auto-pilot and frequently begins
to knit things like toaster covers,
warm-up suits and thong
underwear for the those less
fortunate than she is. Once she
lands, mom unloads her cargo
and then cooks up a storm
preparing meals like gruel or a
fruit cake.
Mom also raises 5 million of
her own special species of
chickens on another 2,347 1/3
acre farm. She is planning on
plucking every one of those
suckers and making a fabulous
soup that she will freeze and


send to those in our armed
forces overseas. You may have
heard that the Pope, the
Archbishop of Canterbury and
the Dalai Lama have each
praised mom in letters to their
local papers.
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cally, emotionally and spiritual-
ly fit. He recently formed the
first All-Florida-Around-The-
House-Olympiad. Events will
include a riding mower compe-
tition, termite detecting and
spraying contests, tandem
swamp-buggy races, a pool
cleaning free-for-all along with
song writing competition about
fire ants. Those showing the
biggest fire ant bites will also
earn extra'stupid' points. Dad
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an area behind our home. He
harvests their external body
armor and makes whimsical
hand-painted hanging planters
for charity.
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When he waded ashore there
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Happy Holidays
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Peace River Regional
Medical Center
provides assistance
Even in the current eco-
nomic environment, the
physicians, nursing staff, and
support personnel of Peace
River Regional Medical
Center are reaching out this
holiday season for our neigh-
bors and friends in need.
Peace River Regional per-
sonnel had a two week friend-
ly competition among depart-
ments to collect non-perish-
ables for the St. Vincent de
Paul Society, a collective that
offers tangible assistance to
those in need. Together, the
departments collected 2200
pounds of food, as well as a
large assortment of grocery
gift cards and monetary gifts.
"The St. Vincent de Paul
Society food banks count on
us to assist in providing for
the less fortunate," says Kelly
Emdin, Peace River Regional
MSO Clinical Leader and
food-drive organizer. "Even
though times are tough all
over, we had so many dig
deep into their pockets and
pantries to contribute to such
a worthy cause. I feel honored
to work with such an amazing
group of people."
Now, Peace River Regional
is hosting a pet-drive to help
our much smaller, fuzzier
friends in need. Until January
1, Peace River will be collect-
ing items for the Animal
Welfare League of Charlotte
County, a non-profit humane
organization whose mission
is to advocate for the protec-
tion and welfare of animals.
"With money and funds so
tight, many families have had
to give up their pets," says
Amy Snyder, Peace River
Regional Labor and Delivery
Secretary. Amy and her son,
Ed Snyder, are lead organizers
for the pet-drive and have set
up a collection bin in the
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drive, please contact Bevin
Gallo, Peace River Regional
Marketing Coordinator, 766-
4399.
The St. Vincent de Paul
Society offers aid through the
form of intervention, consul-
tation, or direct dollar or in-
kind service. Local Society's
are located at 2499 Gates Ave,
Port Charlotte, 625-9784, and
211 W. Charlotte Ave, Punta
Gorda, 575-8770.
The Animal Welfare League
of Charlotte County provides
a temporary home, medical
services and caring attention
for thousands of dogs, cats
and other animals. They are
located at 3519 Drance Street,
Port Charlotte, 625-6720.

Florida's top
healthcare nonprofits
honored
In recognition of Florida
nonprofits successfully


addressing health care dispar-
ities across the state, The Blue
Foundation for a Healthy
Florida, the philanthropic
affiliate of Blue Cross and
Blue Shield of Florida
(BCBSF), today announced its
2008 Sapphire Award hon-
orees at a ceremony in
Orlando.
The Sapphire Award is the
only Florida statewide award
that recognizes and promotes
health-related programs that
have demonstrated excel-
lence and impact in improv-
ing the health-related out-
comes of Florida's uninsured
and underserved.
There are two Winners of
the 2008 Sapphire Award and
its accompanying $100,000:
All 'Bout Children -
Building Wellness, Resilience,
and School Readiness: A
Preschool Preventative
Intervention in West Palm
Beach; and
Memorial Foundation -
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Targeted Services (HITS)
Program in Hollywood.
Other honorees include:
BayCares, Inc., Panama City
- Award of Distinction
($75,000);
Capital Medical Society
Foundation We Care
Network, Tallahassee -
Award of Distinction
($75,000); and
Charlotte Behavioral Health
Care, Inc. Healthy Families
Charlotte County -
Honorable Mention ($25,000).
(Healthy Families Charlotte
County provides an intensive,
voluntary home visiting pro-
gram designed to prevent
child abuse and neglect in
Charlotte County.)
Established in 2005, The
Sapphire Award recognizes
and rewards nonprofit com-
munity health programs that
have demonstrated success
and high merit and have a
record of improving the
health of their community
through measurable out-
comes.
"We are proud to honor
nonprofits making a signifi-
cant positive impact on the
health and wellbeing of peo-
ple in our state," said Susan
Towler, executive director,
The Blue Foundation for a
Healthy Florida. "They are
truly models of success when
it comes to providing essen-
tial health services to our
underserved and uninsured


Photo provided by Gary Garrison
The facilitator of the Man to Man prostate support group, Gary
Garrison (on the left), with the November guest speaker, Dr. Alvaro R.
Bada (on the right).


neighbors who might other-
wise go without care."
To be eligible for The
Sapphire Award, organiza-
tions must be tax-exempt
under section 501(c)(3) of the
federal tax code; officially
reside and be incorporated in
the state of Florida; and have
programs that are involved
with health-related services.
Programs are nominated by
three persons familiar with
the organization and are
reviewed by an independent
selection committee made up
of medical, public health and
health communication
experts from across the coun-
try and Florida. A total of
21organizations were nomi-
nated for the 2008 Sapphire
Award.
Including the 2008 nominees


and honorees, a total of 188
nonprofits and health pro-
grams have been nominated
for excellence in community
health programming. Of that
number, nine Winners, five
Awards of Distinction, seven
Honorable Mentions and four
Finalists were recognized and
shared $1,425,000 in award
funds.
The Blue Foundation for a
Healthy Florida is a separate,
philanthropic affiliate of
BCBSF incorporated in the
state of Florida. The Blue
Foundation for a Healthy
Florida, and its parent,
BCBSF, are independent
licensees of the Blue Cross
and Blue Shield Association,
an association of indepen-
dent Blue Cross and Blue
Shield companies. For more
information on The Blue
Foundation for a Healthy
Florida, please visit its web
site at www.bluefoundation-
fl.com.

Man to Man meeting
The December meeting of
the Man to Man prostate sup-
port group, sponsored by the
American Cancer Society and
Fawcett Hospital, will be held
on December 19 and will fea-
ture Dr. Kenneth A. Kaplan,
M.D. of Radiation Oncology
Center in Port Charlotte.
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Certified Oncologist and is
also a past president of the
local board of directors of the
American Cancer Society. The
program will begin at 1 p.m.
and Dr. Kaplan will speak
about the progress of radia-
tion as it relates to cancer
treatment.
The November meeting of
the prostate cancer support
group featured Dr. Alvaro R.
Bada, a board certified gener-
al surgeon of colorectal can-
cer. The presentation featured
a power point program
regarding the colon cancer,
the risk, the symptoms,
detection and treatment
options. He also spoke of her-
nia repair, breast cancer and
skin cancer.
The Man to Man group
meets monthly on the third
Friday of the month at 1 p.m.
The program is open to the
public, including women, at
no cost. The meeting is at the
h2u meeting center of
Fawcett Hospital, located just
off Harbor Blvd. in the
Promenade Plaza.
The January meeting will be
on January 16, 2009, and will
feature Dr. Jeremiah Joseph of
Joseph Family Chiropractic,
in Englewood. Dr. Joseph is a
diplomat in neurology. He
will speak about the natural
approach to taking care of
you and your families health.
The Man to Man prostate
prostate cancer support
group is sponsored by the
American Cancer Society and
Fawcett Hospital. For further
information, call the local
chapter office at 941-627-
3000,ext. 110.

Ingenuity makes for a
great fundraiser for
Relay For Life team
Christmas decorating is a
priority for most of us right
now, and Christina Erikson
has used this motivation to
promote a fundraiser for her
Relay For Life team at


Synovus Bank.
You can purchase a beauti-
ful, handmade Christmas
ornament for just $8 and
know that you are also help-
ing the
American
Cancer
Society in
its battle
to elimi-
nate can-
cer as a
leading
cause of
death.
Rudolph ornament death
The
orna-
| ments are
hand-
made out
Sof recy-
Scled light
bulbs.
Stop by
the
Synovus
Santa ornament Bank at
19661 Cochran Blvd. in Port
Charlotte to make your pur-
chase.
Call Christina at 941-625-
1898, ext. 1802 for more infor-
mation.

Clinic director shares
story of Christmas
blessing
"For I was hungry and you
gave me something to eat, I
was thirsty and you gave me
something to drink, I was a


stranger and you invited me
in, I was sick and you looked
after me" -Matthew 25: 35-
36
A thank you luncheon host-
ed by the HIV/AIDS Pastoral
Care and Hepatitis C
Committee, was held on
November 21 at the Cultural
Center. The luncheon was
sponsored by David
McCormack, CEO of Peace
River Regional Medical
Center and Dr. David Klein,
volunteer physician at both
the HIV/AIDS Clinic and the
Hope Clinic. Recognition was
given to all churches, prayer
partners, individual commu-
nity members, and the
Department of Health for
making a difference in the
lives of those diagnosed with
HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C.
Joanie Kemsley, Clinic
Director and Physician
Assistant for St. Vincent de
Paul Community Health Care,
Inc. arrived at the luncheon
only to find a few empty seats
left before the keynote speak-
er was about to begin. This is
where the story of the
Christmas blessing begins.
Seated at the table was a
woman by the name of
Angeline Post.
Ms. Kemsley shared some
of her experiences at the free
healthcare clinic, about the
challenges to provide free
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current unemployment rate
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percent, the clinic is in a
"catch-22." While the disad-
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to give less.
The ailing economy is lead-
ing many residents of
Charlotte County to skip doc-
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medications, and put off their
mammograms and other
tests. The end result is that
there will be sicker patients
who need even more costly
treatment in the long run.
Ms. Post prayed for a
moment, and being led by the
Holy Spirit, made an offer. A
donation would be made to
the clinic in the amount of
$500 if Ms. Kemsley could
find someone to match the
donation. Humbled by the
generous offer, Ms. Kemsley
would like to encourage any-
one with a heart for the min-
istry of "healing the sick," to
please match this donation.


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Joanie Kemsley, Clinic Director
and Physician Assistant for the
St. Vincent de Paul Community
Health Care Clinic reviews med-
ical charts before seeing
patients at the free healthcare
clinic. Ms. Kemsley is hoping for
a Christmas blessing.
To match this donation, or
for further information on the
clinic and pharmacy, please
contact Lauren Schmidt,
Director of Development, at
258-9570 or cdo@svdpch-
care.org.


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Skintopia and other stores.
When a new customer visits
Skintopia, Bina likes to give
them a tour of the store, from
Aveda hair care,
Colorescience mineral make-
up, organic skin care to whole
food supplements.
"We will educate them and
guide them towards healthier
living. We are truly passionate
in our desire to show people
that everyone who wishes it,
can have a healthier lifestyle,
naturally," she said. "We can
show them ways to improve
their health and their envi-


ronment at the same time.
Our products, when used as
instructed, work."
Bina has been an estheti-
cian in Punta Gorda for 10
years, and the current loca-
tion of Skintopia has been
open since March, 2007. She
offers complimentary con-
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vices include organic,
anti-aging facials and lip,
chin and eyebrow waxing.
Her brother, Manoj
Dhariwal M.D., Pharm D,
M.B.A., is also involved in
the business. "He focuses
on the incorporation of
whole food supplements
into the diet," she said.
"By blending the clinical
with the holistic, all of
our clients can have a tai-
lor-made plan specific to
their needs."
"We take a look at the
big picture first," Manoj
says. "We want to know
your medical history,
what you're eating and
what medications you're
taking."
They explain that all of
those factors can reflect
not only on how you feel,
but how you look as well.
Bina said that is the mis-


sion at Skintopia, "to
cater to each person's
individual needs utilizing
both holistic and science
to promote a balance
from the inside out.
Skintopia by Bina exercis-
es the most effective
methods to achieve
younger looking skin and
improved vitality," she
stated. "Simply said, for
when you feel good, you
look good."
At the moment, Bina
said she and Manoj are
most excited about "our
new proprietary product,
Skintopia Beautifuel,
which are herbicide and
pesticide free, cold com-
pressed hemp seed oil gel
capsules." It has been
said that hemp seed oil
has anti-inflammatory
properties as well as
improving the health of
skin and stimulates the


growth of hair and nails.
Along with Beautifuel,
you can also purchase
Nutriplex, Vega and
Skintopia by Bina whole
food supplements, and
much more.
"We carry a wide array
of Neem and hemp prod-
ucts; including Neem
soap, toothpaste, mouth-
wash and pet shampoo.
Neem has been around
for centuries, the fast
growing tree thrives in
tropical environments
like India, where it is
abundant and sacred, and
is often referred to as the
'village pharmacy'
because of its anti-
inflammatory, antiseptic,
anti-fungal and anti-viral
qualities," Bina explained.
"The strengthening ker-
atin protein in Neem leaf
extracts is ideal for hair
and nails it supports


hair growth and stimu-
lates circulation to the
scalp, thereby discourag-
ing flaking and irritation."
Bina and Manoj are
passionate about helping
people look and feel
healthy, inside and out.
"The proof is in and on
the faces of our clients
who come back day after
day with smiles on their
faces, with healthy, glow-
ing skin," Bina said. "We
see it in the referrals they
give their family and
friends. We welcome all to
come in, look around, ask
questions and just absorb
the friendly atmosphere
here at Skintopia by
Bina."
For more information
about Skintopia by Bina
visit the Web site at
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NEWS & NOTES


Free informational seminar
Dr. Matthew Bagan invites
you to a free informational
seminar on gastric banding
weight loss surgery. Meet Dr.
Bagan and our bariatric coor-
dinator to learn more about
this procedure and discuss
patient requirements. This
seminar is free! To register
please call 941-743-4150 or
visit www.bagansurgical.com
for more information. All
seminars are from 6 p.m.-8
p.m. and the dates and loca-
tions are:
December 11 at H2U
Fawcett Memorial Hospital,
3280 Tamiami Trail, unit 493,
Port Charlotte.
January 8 at H2U Fawcett
Memorial Hospital, 3280
Tamiami Trail, unit 493, Port
Charlotte.
February 5 at H2U Fawcett
Memorial Hospital, 3280
Tamiami Trail, unit 493, Port
Charlotte.
March 5 at Matthew Bagan,
D.O, PA, 18308 Murdock
Circle, unit 105 Port
Charlotte.
April 2 at H2U Fawcett
Memorial Hospital, 3280
Tamiami Trail, unit 493, Port
Charlotte.
May 7 at H2U Fawcett
Memorial Hospital, 3280
Tamiami Trail, unit 493, Port
Charlotte.
June 4 at H2U Fawcett
Memorial Hospital, 3280
Tamiami Trail, unit 493, Port
Charlotte.

Bike N' Brunch
A progressive breakfast by
bicycle, 9 a.m. on December
13. Come join a fun group of
bicycle riders for the next
leisurely "Bike and Brunch"
ride.
We will be departing from
Acme Bicycle Shop in the
Cross Trails Center, on South
Bound US41, in Punta Gorda.
Stop by the Acme Bicycle
Shop to pre-register, or come
early on Saturday. There is a


$5 donation to support Team
Punta Gorda's Bicycle
Initiative for the community.
We will be making four
refreshment (Brunch) stops,
The History Park for home
made goodies, Pies and
Plates, Burnt Store Grill and
Hendricks's Food Vault.
Come join us as we eat our
way all about town. No fancy
clothes, no fancy bikes
required, just your normal
riding attire, a bicycle and a
helmet for safety. 941-639-
2263.

Winter Solstice Celebration
Celebrate the Winter
Solstice at The Yoga Sanctuary
at 7:12 a.m. on December 20,
with the rising of the sun.
This is a free celebration. You
will be led through 54 rounds
of Sun Salutations to honor
the sun and all the life it
brings to our Earth. Enjoy the
sunrise with a refreshing


morning of yoga! Please visit
www.theyogasanctuary.biz for
more information.

Kids Yoga Class
The Yoga Sanctuary will be
hosting a Kids Yoga Class at 1
p.m. on December. Kids will
learn fun and creative yoga
postures in a non-competitive
atmosphere. They will
improve concentration and
focus, stimulate their imagi-
nation, and help to release
energy in a fun, safe environ-
ment. Pre-registration is
required, you may register at
www.theyogasanctuary.biz or
by calling 941-505-9642.

AllPRO Home Health plans
first annual Senior-Palooza
Start the new year off right
and join AllPRO Home Health
for its first annual free Senior-
Palooza and Health Fair from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jan. 21,
2009, at the Cultural Center of


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4678 Tamiami Trail Unit 107, Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Gretchen S. Pai, M.D. (941) 255-1300


Port Charlotte.
Health Screenings will
include Foot Care, Nutrition,
Diabetes, Spine, Vision and
Hearing, Dermatology, Blood
Pressure and more.
Exhibits will include
Medical Alarms; Nutrition
and diet; Visually Impaired
Persons; Home Health advice
and planning; Massage and
Fitness; Retirement and
Financial planning; Reverse
Mortgage and Banking
Solutions; and much more!
Entertainment will include
a Senior Fashion Show. Free
parking and shuttle access
from cars. For more informa-
tion, contact Sherry Mearns,
941 258-5997.

Free acupuncture
consultation
New Hope Natural Healing
Center is offering a free
acupuncture consultation for
new patients only, now


through December 20. Find
out how acupuncture can
help you today. Call 941-766-
1882 for an appointment.
New Hope is located at 2101
Tamiami Trail, in Port
Charlotte and offers chiro-
practic, acupuncture, mas-
sage therapy and physical
therapy.

Classes will resume
after holidays
Yoga classes will take a
break for the holiday season.
The last class this year will be
December 8. Classes will
resume at noon on January 5,
at Faith Lutheran Church,
Punta Gorda.

Season of giving
Florida's Blood Centers
(FBC) and the Florida
Association of Food Banks
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to give life, food and hope to
our community. The second-
annual Season of Giving is a
unique partnership that
allows donors to double their
giving this holiday season.
During the Season of Giving
(now through Dec. 31), all
FBC blood donors will receive
a $10 Publix gift card. They
may keep the card for their
own holiday food expenses,
or they may return it to FBC,
which will donate returned
cards to the food bank in the
donor's community. The cards
will go to families who need
help during the holiday sea-
son.
Everyone who donates
blood in any FBC location or


on any Big Red Bus will
receive the Publix gift card as
an incentive through
December 31.
The public is encouraged to
participate in the Season of
Giving by calling 1-888-
9DONATE for the FBC loca-
tions. Check our eligibility
questions on our web site at
www.floridasbloodcenters.org
We need any person who
has ever considered giving
blood to please contact
Florida's Blood Centers.
Cancer patients are in daily
need of treatment, burn vic-
tims use plasma, trauma vic-
tims need red blood transfu-
sions, and routine surgeries
depend on the gift of a volun-
teer donor. Donors can be as
young as 16 and should


weight at least 102 pounds.
There is no upper age limit.
Port Charlotte, 23080
Harborview Road, Port
Charlotte. 941-625-1874.
Venice, 333 S. Tamiami
Trail, Tandem Center, Venice.
941-492-9202.
North Port, 14820 Tamiami
Trail, North Port Commons,
North Port. 941-240-6565.

Free nutritional seminar
PRANA Massage and
Ayurveda is offering a free
nutritional seminar every
Wednesday at 7 p.m. Learn
about the benefits of anti-oxi-
dants and plant sterols in the
fight against cardio-vascular
disease and the promotion of
overall health. Certified
Ayurvedic Health Educator,
Teri Michel, will discuss how
the incorporation of fruits
and vegetables in your diet
can lead to better health and
help fight disease. PRANA
Massage and Ayurveda is
located at 6083 Merril Street,
North Port. Space is limited
for this free event. So please
call 941-240-6134 to reserve
your seat.

Group of recovering couples
anonymous
Meetings held on Friday
evenings from 7:30 p.m.-9
p.m. at South Venice Christian
Church, 2390 Seaboard
Avenue, Venice.
Ours is a fellowship of


recovering couples. We are
committed to restoring
healthy communication and
caring and, as we do this, we
find greater joy and intimacy.
Many of us participate in
other 12-Step Fellowships. We
share our experience,
strength, and hope with each
other that we may solve our
common problems and help
other recovering couples
restore their relationships.
The only requirement for RCA
membership is a desire to
remain in a committed rela-
tionship.
For more information on
RCA please call Johnny or
Janice 941-488-3495; Carolyn
or Norm 941-412-3662;
Barbara or Tom 941-475-7887;
Jean or Bill 941-485-1460;
Marlene or Milt 941-492-9547;
Nancy or John 941-475-8535.

Free chiropractic evaluations
New Hope Natural Healing
Center is offering free chiro-
practic evaluations on
Tuesday, Thursdays and
Saturday for new patients
only. Call 941-766-1882 for an
appointment. New Hope is
located at 2101 Tamiami Trail
in Port Charlotte and offers
chiropractic, acupuncture,
massage therapy and physical
therapy.

For the fun of it
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3390 Tamiami Trail, Suite #102, Port Charlotte.


We offer a free class for those
new to yoga the second
Thursday of every month as
part of the Think Thursday
initiative. Please wear com-
fortable clothing. This offer is
for first time students only.
For more information, please
call 941-505-9642 or visit
www.theyogasanctuary.biz

Bereavement support groups
being offered
TideWell Hospice and
Palliative Care offers bereave-
ment support groups as a
community service for any-
one in the community who is
grieving the loss of a loved
one.
Specific support groups are
led by TideWell's grief special-
ists with the goal to help
bereaved individuals develop
coping tools. Social Service
and Bereavement Counselor
Roberta Parker, MSW, offers
the following support groups:
Survivors Group every
Tuesday from 2 p.m.-3 p.m.
All bereavement support
groups meet at 917 N. Arcadia
Ave. in Arcadia. For more
information, please call
Roberta Parker, MSW at 863-
993-0662, ext. 3308.

Pet Partners
Gulf Coast Pet Partners pro-
mote healthy aging through
the involvement of animals in
everyday life. Pet Partners are
volunteer human/animal
teams registered by the Delta
Society. These teams consist of
an animal handler and a
species of domestic animal.
Domestic animals may include
dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits,
birds and horses to name a
few. Training for the volunteers
consists of a hands-on work-
shop or by doing the Delta
home study course. The volun-
teers and their animals) are
then independently tested for
skills and aptitude. For infor-
mation about the next training
session call Judy Peter at 941-
764-0303.


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Former NFL player leads all
pro dad's for YMCA
All Pro Dad's is a one-hour
monthly meeting where
fathers, mothers and their
children meet with other dads
and moms and kids. At this
gathering they discuss a wide
range of family related topics
together and are equipped
with resources to strengthen
their relationships.
The Charlotte County
FamilyYMCAs program
meets the second Monday of
the month from 6:30 p.m. to
7:30 p.m. Meetings are held at
Chick-fil-A located at 1814


Tamiami Trail in Port
Charlotte.
The team captain leading
this program is Rhondy
Weston, former NFL player
with the Dallas Cowboys,
Tampa Bay Buccaneers and
Cleveland Browns. Rhondy is
a member of the YMCA serv-
ing on the Franz Ross Branch
Advisory Council, campaigner
for the Annual Support
Campaign and father of three
children.
This program is FREE and
open to the community. To
learn more about All Pro
Dad's visit their web site at
www.allprodad.com or the
YMCA Web site at www.char-
lottecountyymca.com. For


additional information con-
tact CEO PaulVersnik at 941-
629-0909.

Red Cross classroom open to
community
The Charlotte County
Chapter of the American Red
Cross would like to announce
that their classroom/ meeting
space is now open for com-
munity use. The 900 square
foot space is outfitted with
equipment donated in large
part by the United Way.
Amenities include; 2 large
screen flat panel televisions,
DVD player, separate
entrance and a bathroom.
This offer is open to all busi-
ness and organizations in


Charlotte County. Please call
the Charlotte County
American Red Cross at (941)
629-4345 for information on
rates and availability.

h2u Heartwalkers
Fawcett Memorial Hospital
holds a weekly progress mea-
sure for all h2u heartwalkers
from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Wednesday at the Cultural
Center of Charlotte County.

h2u movie
h2u at Englewood
Community Hospital is show-
ing a movie during its free
"Afternoon At The Movies" at
1 p.m. the third Wednesday of
the month in the Suncoast


Auditorium behind
Englewood Community
Hospital. Enjoy popcorn, a
beverage and nostalgic
movies from the past. Be sure
to make reservations and call
the h2u reservation line at
941- 473-3919 or 888-685-
1598.

h2u meeting
h2u of Englewood
Community Hospital will
have its monthly meeting the
third Monday of the month in
the Suncoast Auditorium.
Learn how good health cre-
ates happiness. Space is limit-
ed, so for reservations call
941- 473-3919 or 888-685-
1598.


It can be short, but say something, just say it


By Ellen Warren
CHICAGO TRIBUNE
You want to do something,
but what's the right thing to do
when someone you don't know
very well a casual friend,
neighbor, co-worker loses an
elderly parent or grandparent?
The death of someone in
their 80s, or even 90s, obviously
is not a shock. But you want to
handle the situation gracefully
and acknowledge the death in
the right way. Since you're not
sure what to do, you do noth-
ing. But clearly that's the wrong
approach.
Solution: That's absolutely
right. Doing nothing is wrong.
But it's a natural reaction. When
we're not sure what to say or do,
the easiest thing is to put it off.
That's why I urge you as
soon as you hear about the
death to write an e-mail,
something straight from the
heart.
It can be short: "Thinking of
you... You're in my prayers... I
know what a comfort you were
to your mom (or granddad) in
these last months. ..." You get
the idea.
Ideally, you'd follow up with a
handwritten note. If it includes
some personal anecdote, some


story your friend told you about
mom or grandpa, even better.
In his best-selling book, "The
Last Lecture," the late Randy
Pausch writes of the "magic" of
a hand-written note on any
occasion.
"It's just the nice thing to do,"
he says. Agreed. (And so does
emilypost.com, a good place to


check for questions like this.)
But I'm worried that a lot of us
start thinking about going to
the store, buying the right sym-
pathy card, locating a stamp
and figuring what to write, and
the whole thing gets delayed to
the point that you do absolute-
ly nothing.
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CPSC defines a small part
as "any object that fits
completely into a specially
designed test cylinder 2.25
inches long by 1.25 inches
wide..." Parents can use a
toilet paper roll (usually
measuring 1.5-1.75 inches


wide) to test toy parts if
any toy parts fit inside the
roll, it is not a safe choice
until your child is older
than three.
To better help parents
chose safe toys, The Home
Safety Council offers these
guidelines for you to con-
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for infants and toddlers,
select toys, puzzles, rattles
and teething toys that are
too large to be swallowed.
Read the labels and
other packaging informa-
tion and base your selec-
tion on age recommenda-
tions.
Look for
"washable/hygienic mate-
rials" or similar labeling on
stuffed toys and dolls and
"flame retardant/flame
resistant" labeling on fabric
products and costumes.
Read assembly and use
instructions to ensure the
toy is appropriate for the
child you have in mind.
If you purchase stuffed
toys, look for those that are
rated safe for infants,
which will ensure specific
safety features, such as
secure attachment of the
stuffed toys' eyes and noses
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strings or cords, which
could entangle and stran-
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The Home Safety
Council recommends
against using latex balloons
in homes with young chil-
dren, as they can swallow
an unfilled or broken bal-
loon and suffocate.
Remove and discard
plastic wrapping and bags
as soon as the toy is
opened, as these items are
a suffocation hazard to
young children.
Look carefully at
infants' toys and dispose of
those with small broken
parts that could be lodged
in an infant's throat.
Motorized and electric
toys and games, toys with
heavy, sharp and pointed
parts or edges, can be
especially dangerous for
young children.
Adult games, such as
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Information
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Unity Medical Health Lecture Series


Sleep Disorders

How better sleep can change your life.
Come join Dr. Steven
Scheer, one of the top sleep
physicians in the country, in
an enjoyable and informative
examination of sleep
disorders, one of the largest.
health problems in the
country today.
Learn how sleep disorders
affect your physical and
mental health and what you L
can do to live a happy Dr. Steven Scheer, MD
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high, out of the reach of all
children.
Always supervise chil-
dren closely. Don't permit
younger children to play
with toys designed for
older children or adults.
Remember, a child's
interest in any toy is often
short lived. So, be sure the
safety of the toy is your
most important considera-
tion, rather than your
child's persistence. This
will help your holidays be
less likely to be interrupted
with a trip to the emer-
gency room.
For more information on
safety considerations for
your baby or toddler, call a
Healthy Start Care
Coordinator at 941-613-
0909. Prenatal care services
are supported through the
Florida Department of
Health and a grant from
United Way of Charlotte
County.


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SUPPORT GROUPS


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


21075 Quesada Ave. in Port
Charlotte.

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


David Episcopal Church, 401 S.
Broadway Road in Englewood.
Call 888-425-2666.
Saturday:
AM Steps and Slogans meets
at 9:30 a.m. at St. Nathaniel's
Episcopal Church, 4200 South
Biscayne Drive in North Port.
Call 941-764-1510.

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


Thursday:
An Alzheimer's support
group meets at 2 p.m. the
fourth Thursday of the month
at Sterling House, 550 Rotonda
Blvd. West in Rotonda West.
Call 941-698-1198.
An Alzheimer's support
group meets at 4 p.m. the third
Thursday of the month at
Aging-In-Place Specialists, 100
Madrid Blvd., Suite 313 in
Punta Gorda. Call 941-505-
5052.

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

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

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

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

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


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

Bereavement support
TideWell Hospice and
Palliative Care offers bereave-
ment support groups as a
community service for anyone
in the community who is
grieving the loss of a loved
one.
Specific support groups are
led by TideWell's grief special-
ists with the goal to help
bereaved individuals develop
coping tools. Social Service
and Bereavement Counselor
Roberta Parker, MSW, offers
the following support groups:
Survivors Group every
Tuesday from 2 p.m.-3 p.m.
All bereavement support
groups meet at 917 N. Arcadia
Ave. in Arcadia. For more
information, please call
Roberta Parker, MSW at 863-
993-0662, ext. 3308.
Tuesday:
Grief's Journey With
Support meets at 11 a.m. at the
Port Charlotte United
Methodist Church, 21075
Quesada Ave. in Port Charlotte.
Call 941-625-4356.
Thursday:
A bereavement group meets
at 3 p.m. the second and
fourth Thursdays of the month
in the administrative confer-
ence room at Englewood
Community Hospital. Call 941-
697-0783.
Taylor Funeral Services will
hold their monthly bereave-
ment group at 7 p.m. on the
second Thursday of the month
at 1515 Tamiami Trail in Punta
Gorda. Call 941-833-0600.
There will be a support group
meeting at 6 p.m. the second
Thursday of the month for the
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TideWell administrative center,
919 N. Arcadia Ave. in Arcadia.
Call 863-993-0663.

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

Brain injury support group
A brain injury support group
will meet at 6:30 p.m. the first
Thursday of the month at the
Mid-County Regional Library,
meeting room A, 2050 Forrest
Nelson Blvd. in Port Charlotte.
Call Bob at 941-697-3055.

Breast cancer support
The American Cancer
Society's Uplifters group meets
at 9:15 a.m. the first Saturday
of the month October through
May at the Royal Palm
Retirement Centre. Call 941-
627-3000 or 941-629-7310.


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

Cancer support
Celebrate Life ladies cancer
group meets at 10 a.m. the first
Wednesday of the month at
2001 Shreve St. in Punta
Gorda. Call 941-575-7266.
Cancer is Not Contagious
meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon,


each third Thursday in the
Englewood Community
Hospital, Main Floor Cafeteria,
700 Medical Blvd. Guest speak-
ers, information, panel discus-
sions and more. For more
information, call Joseph Bauer,
474-0099 and Connie Wade,
214-8488.
The Support for People with
Oral, Head and Neck Cancer
group will meet at 10:30 a.m.
the third Thursday of the
month in the Englewood
Community Hospital Cafeteria.
For more information, call Joe
Bauer at 941-474-0099.

Caregivers support
Tuesday:
Caregiver support group for
Alzheimers caregivers meets at
10 a.m. the fourth Tuesday of
the month at Royal Palm
Retirement Centre, 2500 Aaron
St. in Port Charlotte. Free
respite care. Call 941-629-0347.
Wednesday:
Caregiver support group
meets at 1:30 p.m. at DeSoto
Memorial Home Health Care
at DeSoto Memorial Hospital
Medical Plaza, 1006 N. Mills
Ave. in Arcadia. Call 863-494-
8432.
Thursday:
Caregiver group meets at
1:30 p.m. on the second and
fourth Thursday of the month
at DeSoto Memorial Home
Health Care at DeSoto
Memorial Hospital Medical
Plaza, 1006 N. Mills Ave., in
Arcadia. Call DeSoto Memorial


Home Health Care at 863-494-
8432 or TideWell Hospice and
Palliative Care at 863-993-
0662.
Friday:
A caregiver support group,
Honor the Spirit, will meet at
10 a.m. the fourth Friday of the
month at Burnt Store
Presbyterian Church. The
group will assist those caring
for loved ones in the home.
Call 941-639-4951.

Celebrate Recovery
Tuesday:
A Celebrate Recovery group
meets at 7 p.m. at the
Community Life Center, 19048
Edgewater Drive in Port
Charlotte. Step studies for help
with the struggles of hurts,
hang-ups and habits. There are
open share groups for men
and women. Call 941-629-
0999.
Thursday:
A Celebrate Recovery sup-
port group meets on Thursday,
in the adult education wing of
the South Biscayne Baptist
Church, in North Port. Child
care is provided. Call 941-426-
3817.
The groups meet as follows:
AVeterans support group for
men and women meets at 6
p.m. in Room 302.
A Christian Growth and
Development support group
for men meets at 6 p.m. in
Room 308.
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Development support group


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for women meets at 7 p.m. in
Room 306.
A Chemically Dependent
support group for men and
women meets at 7 p.m. in
Room 305.
A Recovery from Sexual,
Physical and Emotional Abuse
support group for men meets
in Room 308, and for women
meets in Room 307.
A support group for women
dealing with anger, intimacy
issues and abortion meets at 7
p.m. in Room 309.
Friday:
A Celebrate Recovery group
meets at First Alliance Church,
20444 Midway Blvd. in Port
Charlotte. Dinner is at 6 p.m. A
lesson or testimony is at 7 p.m.
There are gender-specific open
share groups at 8 p.m.
Refreshments will be at 9 a.m.
For more information, call
941-625-7435.

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

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

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

Cocaine Anonymous
A Cocaine Anonymous group
meets at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the
Riverside Behavioral Center,
733 E. Olympia Ave. in Punta
Gorda. Call 941-637-2474.

Co-dependents anonymous
CODA will begin weekly
meetings for women
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Thursday at the Venice Bible
Church, 2395 W Shamrock, in
Venice. Call 941-488-8025.

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

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

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

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

Diabetes support
Monday:
The Charlotte diabetes sup-
port group meets at 7 p.m. the
third Monday of the month at
The Gardens of Port Charlotte,
22332 Vick St. in Port
Charlotte. Call 941-624-0236,
or e-mail sugarangel8@earth-
link.net.
A diabetic support group
meets at 9 a.m. the third
Monday of the month in the
cafeteria at Englewood
Community Hospital. Call 941-
475-3774.


The Charlotte County diabet-
ic support group that normally
meets the first Monday of the
month is currently on hold.
Call 941-916-9005.
Tuesday:
The diabetes support group
sponsored by Diabetes in the
New Millennium group meets
at 10 a.m. the third Tuesday of
the month at Burnt Store
Presbyterian Church, 11330
Burnt Store Road in Punta
Gorda. Call 941-639-0001.
Harbour Terrace at South
Port Square and the Medical
Department Store will host
Sugarbeaters, an informative
support group for those living
with Diabetes on the first and
third Tuesday of every month
from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Facilitated by Laura Resignato
RN, CDE at Harbour Terrace at
South Port Square. For addi-
tional information please con-
tact Harbour Terrace at 941-
266-4854 or Medical
Department Store at 941-661-
0142.
Wednesday:
Sugar Talk is a free, interac-
tive diabetes program spon-
sored by Living Smart
Diabetes. The group meets
from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on
the second Wednesday of the
month at Charlotte County
Cultural Center in the
Community Room, Port
Charlotte. For more info call
941-484-1200.
Fawcett Memorial Hospital
sponsors a diabetic support
group at 10 a.m. the last
Wednesday of the month in
conference room B at the
Cultural Center in Port
Charlotte. Call 800-445-4313.
Thursday:
A diabetes education sup-
port group meets at 8:30 a.m.
for blood sugar testing on the
second Thursday of the month
atVillage Place, 18400 Cochran
Blvd. in Port Charlotte. Fasting
preferred. Call 941-766-8900.
The Hardee County Health
Department offers a diabetes
support group at 1 p.m. the
fourth Thursday of the month
at the department, 115 K.D.
Revell Road. To enroll, or for
more information, call 863-


773-4161, ext. 217 or 157.
Friday:
A diabetes group meets at 8
a.m. every fourth Friday of the
month at Rotonda Lakes
Apartments clubhouse, 100
Rotonda Lakes Circle in
Rotonda. Free blood glucose
tests at 8 a.m. Call 941-698-
8800.
Saturday:
Fawcett Memorial Hospital
sponsors an ADA-recognized
diabetes education course at 8
a.m. Multiple classes offered
monthly. Instructors are
board-certified diabetes edu-
cators. Call 800-445-4313.
Living Smart Diabetes Self-
Management Program holds
ongoing ADA-recognized dia-
betes education workshops in
Port Charlotte at 9 a.m. Lunch
will be served. Instructors are
certified diabetes educators
and registered dietitians. Call
941-883-3215.

Divorce support
DivorceCare meets at 7 p.m.
Friday at Edgewater United
Methodist Church, 19190
Cochran Blvd. in Port
Charlotte. Call 941-625-3039.
Parents, Children and
Divorce meets from 9 a.m. to 1


p.m. the second Saturday of
the month in the large meeting
room of Fawcett Memorial
Hospital. Call 800-767-8193.

Down syndrome support
The Manasota B.U.D.S.,
south County branch of the
Down syndrome networking
group, meets at 6 p.m. the first
Monday of the month at
PlayAway in Galleria Plaza,
2097 S. Tamiami Trail in
Sarasota. Care for children and
siblings provided. Call 941-
493-8907.
The Down Syndrome Parents
support group meets at 6:30
p.m. the second Tuesday of the
month at Pilgrim Church on
Rampart Boulevard in Port
Charlotte. Call 941-204-7509.

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


Emotions Anonymous
Tuesday:
Emotions Anonymous of Port
Charlotte meets at 5:30 p.m. at
San Antonio Catholic Church,
24445 Rampart Blvd. in Port
Charlotte. Call 941-613-1525.
Thursday:
An Emotions Anonymous
support group meets at 1 p.m.
at the Haven Drop-In Center,
4428 Parmely St. in Charlotte
Harbor. Call 941-613-1450.

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

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

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

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


Gastric bypass support
The Peace River Regional
Medical Center's Bariatric
Information & Support
Sessions will meet at 5 p.m. the
first Monday and first
Thursday of the month at
Surgical Associates, 2595
Harbor Blvd, Ste 102, or 1641
Tamiami Trail, Ste 2, Port
Charlotte. Call 941-258-3279.
The Bypass and Bandster
Buddies of Char-Lee-Sota
meets at 6:30 p.m. the second
and fourth Wednesdays of the
month at the Peace River
Regional Women's Connection,
on the corner of Harbor Blvd.
and Olean Blvd. in Port
Charlotte. Call 941-629-7737.
Grandparents support
Tuesday:
A Grandparents Raising
Grandkids group meets at 9:30
a.m. the second Tuesday of the
month in the Englewood
Community Hospital cafeteria.
Call 941-475-3615.
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Grandkids group meets at 6:30
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North Port. Child care is pro-
vided. Call 941-698-1943.
Florida Kinship Center is
looking for grandparents and
other relatives raising children.
Information meetings on legal,
financial, medical and other
issues will be held every third
Tuesday of each month from 9
a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Turner
Center extension office, 2150
Roan St., Arcadia, which is
across from the DeSoto
County High School. For more
information, please call Diane
at 863-491-8186 or the Florida
Kinship Center at 800-640-
6444.

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

Hearing impaired
The Hearing Loss
Association of Charlotte
County (formally SHHH) will
have their monthly meeting on
Friday, November 7, at 2 p.m.
in the Palm Room at the
Charlotte County Cultural
Center on Aaron Street in Port
Charlotte. The guest speaker
will be Greta Upchurch,


branch manager, for
Caregivers for Seniors. She will
be speaking on how seniors
can maintain their indepen-
dence at home. Please bring
your family, friends or neigh-
bors. Special amplified listen-
ing devices will be available.
Refreshments will be fur-
nished. More information
please call 941-624-2947.

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

HIV support
An HIV support and educa-
tion group meets at 6 p.m. the
second Thursday of every
month at the Haven Drop In
Center, 4428 Parmely St. in
Port Charlotte. Call 941-613-
1450.

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
support group
A support group for those
with Idiopathic Pulmonary
Fibrosis will be held at 1
p.m.,the third Friday of the
month at Health Park Medical
Center, 9981 South Health Park
Drive, near Summerlin and
Bass in South Fort Myers. Call
Don Costa at 239-542-7430 or
Jim Puglise at 941-240-2535.

Insulin Pump workshops
Living Smart Diabetes pro-
gram holds ongoing workshop


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on the basics of insulin pump
therapy and how to maximize
their current regimen using
advanced pump features.
Classes taught in Port
Charlotte and Venice. Call 941-
883-3215 or 877-468-4341 for
more information.

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

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

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

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

Man to Man
The Man to Man prostate
cancer support group will
meet at 1 p.m. the third Friday
of the month in the Fawcett
h2u center in the Promenades

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Shopping Center. The group is
sponsored by the American
Cancer Society and Fawcett
Memorial Hospital. Call 941-
627-3000, ext. 110. The h2u
Fawcett Hospital facility locat-
ed in the Promenades plaza.
The entrance is from Harbor
Blvd. in Port Charlotte. The
public is invited at no cost.
Women are invited to attend.

Memory Care support
The Memory Care group
meets at 2 p.m. the second and
fourth Thursday of the month
at Sterling House, 550 Rotonda
Blvd. in Rotonda West. Call
941-698-1198.

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

Mental health support
Monday:
The Charlotte County
National Alliance for the
Mentally Ill meets at 7 p.m. the
second Monday of the month
at the Family Service Center,
21450 Gibralter Drive in Punta
Gorda. Call 941-263-8033.
Tuesday:
A mental health support
group meets at 11:30 a.m. in
the Englewood Meals on
Wheels building at the corner
of Church Street and Loma
Linda Avenue. Call 941-475-
2000.
Friday:
The Therapy Group meets for
light exercise, crafts and social-
izing at 1:30 p.m. at Port
Charlotte United Methodist
Church, 21075 Quesada Blvd.
in Port Charlotte. Call 941-625-
4356.


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

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

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

Narcotics Anonymous
Monday:
Narcotics Anonymous
meets at 8 p.m. at Trinity
United Methodist Church,
23084 Seneca Ave. in Charlotte
Harbor. Call 941-624-1204.
Tuesday:
Narcotics Anonymous
meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Friday at
Genesis Center, 1476 Kenesaw
St. in Port Charlotte. Call 866-
389-1344.


Wednesday:
Narcotics Anonymous
meets at 6:30 p.m. at Arcadia
Oaks multipurpose room at
1013 E. Gibson St. in Arcadia.
The Pilgrim United Church
of Christ is offering a place to
go for support for family and
friends of anyone with an
addiction or substance abuse
problem. Nar-Anon, not
Narcotics Anonymous, will
meet from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30
p.m. on Tuesdays at 24515
Rampart Blvd. in Port
Charlotte. Gain support, hope
and understanding through
other's experiences.

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

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

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


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

Ostomy group announces
change in meetings
The Ostomy Support Group
will meet at 2 p.m. every sec-
ond Tuesday of each month in
the Card Room on the fourth
floor at South Port Square,
Gables West, 23033
Westchester Blvd. in Port
Charlotte. Their next regular
meeting will be January 8,
2009. For more information
call Roger Wilson at 743-7285;
941-627-3000, ext. 117 or visit
www.ccosg.org.

Venice Ostomy Support Group
The next meeting of the
Venice Ostomy Support group
will be held on December 17 at
1:30 p.m. in the Venice Health
Park in Suite 1283 A. An ET


nurse will conduct an ostomy-
related slide presentation
including the anatomy of osto-
my surgery.

Overeaters Anonymous
Today:
Overeaters Anonymous Step
Tradition meets at 4 p.m. at
Gulf Cove United Methodist
Church, 1100 McCall Road in
Port Charlotte. Call 941-475-
5386.
Monday:
Overeaters Anonymous
meeting 6pm to 7pm at St.
Nathaniel's Episcopal Church,
4200 Biscayne Blvd, North
Port, FL, 34287. Back parking
lot, enter white double door on
the left side of building. For
more information call 941-
391-2394.
Thursday:
Overeaters Anonymous
meets at 10 a.m. at Pilgrim
United Methodist Church,
Rampart Boulevard in Port


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Friday:
Overeaters Anonymous
meets at 10 a.m. in room two
of the North Port Health Park
on the corner of Sumter Road
and U.S. 41. Call 941-391-2394.


Parents group
Monday:
A parents support group
will be held at 7 p.m. the third
Monday of the month at the
Port Charlotte Cultural Center
community room. There is no
child care available. Call 941-
627-3982.
Circle of Parents offers free
meetings for anyone in a par-


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Charlotte. Call 941-625-6400.

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

Post Polio support
The Post Polio Support
Group of Charlotte County is
an organization made up of
individuals who have had
polio or are interested in the
problem related to the late
effects of polio. Meetings are
held in October, November,
January, February, March, April
and May. Interested persons


may also attend their socials,
which are scheduled every
month throughout the year.
For more information, please
call Darlene at 941-625-4059,
or e-mail ppsgcc@yahoo.com.

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

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

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


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

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

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


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Restless leg support
The Gulf Coast Restless Leg
Syndrome Support Group
meets at 2 p.m. the last Sunday
of the month at Lakewood
Ranch Medical Center, Main
building, 8330 Lakewood
Ranch Blvd. in Bradenton. Call
941-536-0475.
Schizophrenia Anonymous
A support group meets at 1
p.m. on Wednesdays at the
Haven Drop-In Center, 4428
Parmely St. in Charlotte
Harbor. Call 941-613-1450.

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

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

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

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


Trauma and abuse
Helping Hands support
group will meet at 7 p.m.
Friday. Call 941-875-0098.
T.O.PS.
Tuesday:
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meets at 8 a.m. at Trinity
United Methodist Church,
4285 Wesley Lane in North
Port. For more information,
call 941-426-6740.
Friday:
Take Off Pounds Sensibly 133
meets at 8:30 a.m. at
Edgewater United Methodist
Church, 19190 Cochran Blvd.
in Port Charlotte. Call 941-743-
2540.
Transplant recipients support
The Southwest Florida Organ
Transplant Recipients group
meets at 11:30 a.m. the first
Thursday of the month at
Southwest Regional Medical
Center in Fort Myers. Call 941-
235-0151.
Victims of abuse support
Monday:
Domestic violence and sexu-
al assault support groups for
women are held at 6:30 p.m. at
the Center for Abuse and Rape
Emergencies of Charlotte
County. Child care is provided.
Call 941-639-5499.
Tuesday:
A domestic violence support
group for women is held at 7
p.m. Tuesday at the Center for
Abuse and Rape Emergencies
of Charlotte County in
Englewood. Child care is pro-
vided and the groups are free.
Call 941-475-6465.
Wednesday:
A support group for women
30 years or older having a his-
tory of sexual abuse will be
held at 6 p.m. the second and
third Wednesday of the month
at the Counseling Solutions
Center, 3432 Depew Ave. in
Port Charlotte. Call 941-258-
3144.
Thursday:
A support group for women
who are adult survivors of
child sexual abuse meets at
6:30 p.m. at the Center for
Abuse and Rape Emergencies
of Charlotte County in


Englewood. Call 941-475-6465.

Visually Impaired Persons
The Visually Impaired


Persons support group of
DeSoto County meets the sec-
ond Wednesday of every
month at 1 p.m. at the DeSoto


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brilliant colors contain a lot
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V Strawberries rich in
folic acid and vitamin C
V Cherries rich in fiber,
vitamin C, and potassium
V Cranberries contain
antioxidants called
proanthocyanins, chemi-
cal compounds shown to
fight cancer and prevent
bacteria to sticking to the
urinary tract
V Tomatoes contain
lycopene, an antioxidant
shown helpful in prevent-
ing prostate cancer. Also
high in vitamin C and
potassium
V Raspberries high in
fiber


shown to lower the risk of
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V Pink grapefruit con-
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What makes Charlotte Regional Medical Center
employees different, what elevates them
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It is the immaterial force and
individual knowledge within each
employee that when captured
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national awards, certificates
and recognition the hospital
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powerful equation.
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once again, renewing the
hospital's distinction as a
Primary Stroke Center.
This designation recognizes
the outstanding patient care
provided collaboratively by
the emergency medical
responders with hospital
staff and physicians. We are
proud to recognize these
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that it takes something more than
just performing the minimal
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New Saturday


es, on the front
cover, you did see a
photo of a beauti-
fully restored 1963
Plymouth Fury Convert-
ible. A story about it will
follow. First, however, I
want to inform the
collector car hobbyist and
general readership of a
brand new cruise-in that
will take place from 4 p.m.
until 8 p.m. Saturday in
Punta Gorda.
Vintage vehicles of all
types from stock to full
hot rods are expected to
converge on this quaint
little town, mainly along
Sullivan Street between
U.S. 41 North and South.
The Downtown Merchants
of Punta Gorda and the
Punta Gorda Chamber of
Commerce are very
interested in this project
- enough so that they are
playing host, with cooper-
ation by the city's man-
agement, for a cruise once
per month for the next
year.
Herman and the
Cruisers will provide D.J.
duties, featuring music of
the '50s and '60s, along
with door prizes and


trophies.
I personally know this
long-awaited cruise has
been a year in the making,
thus I'm doing something
I rarely do, actually
recommending people
who own old cars, and
those who simply like to
look at them, to turn out
to make the outing a
success. There will be
plenty to see and do and
eat within a few blocks.
Ladies, feel free to come
along and walk around
visiting the nearby shops.
For more information, call
941-639-3720.
Now back to the Ply-
mouth Fury, which is the
property of David and
Donna Chambers of
Osprey. It has a very
interesting background
from November 1962,
when it was sold by
Hughes Motors of Middle-


night P

town, Ohio, new to the
Douglas family. They
maintained and used it
daily until 1989, when
they traded for a new auto
at Howe Motors which
"fixed" it up, then turned
it over to a Cincinnati,
Ohio, radio station for a
"Match the Key Contest."
The winner kept the car
for a short time, then sold
it to a dealer specializing
in older Mopars. Cham-
bers noticed this big
powerful red machine at
the "Fall Carlisle" (Penn-
sylvania) Car Corral for
sale, and knew it was for
him, quickly bringing
back memories of a
similar convertible he
regularly saw go by his
home in 1963. David
promised himself he
would one day own a top-
down Fury, so a deal was
made and that muscle car
became his on the spot.
The engine is a high-
output 361 cu. in.,
matched to a H.D. torque
flite transmission. "Good-
ies" in its day were power
top, brakes, steering,
deluxe radio, steering
wheel and park brake


unta Gorda car cruise


SUN PHOTS BY LEE ROYSTON


warning light. All these
were options when this
automobile was manufac-
tured, not like today,
when they are so-called
"standard." Its interior
was replaced with origi-
nal-type material and
pattern in 1992, followed
by a new paint job in
February 2007.
Chambers is a very
close friend of Peggy and
Bill Miller, about whom I
wrote last month regard-
ing the Kaiser Darrin.
Miller is president of
Carlisle Enterprises and
"snowbirds" nearby as a
neighbor each winter.
Now retired after 30 years
with Ford Motor Compa-
ny, David and his wife
have time to use this
fancy four-wheel gem.
Look for the car and the
Chamberses at shows and
Cruise-Ins, perhaps even
the aforementioned Punta
Gorda event. They will be
glad to share their experi-
ences of old parts vending
and show participation.
Once again, if you are
not a regular subscriber to
this paper and feel you'd
like to be, dial 941-206-
1000 to get a special
promotion price that will
truly save you money and
easily provide information


about the wonderful
hobby so many of us
enjoy.
VMCCA members,
including my wife, Lee,
and I will be "Ringing the
Bell" for the Salvation
Army at the new Punta
Gorda Wal-Mart and
Publix on Burnt Store
Road from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday. Should you be
in the area, please stop by
to say hello and perhaps
make a contribution to
this very worthy organiza-
tion. Funds are needed
more than ever this year!
Note: Folks keep asking
me about the Rick Trewor-
gy Muscle Car City
Museum. My answer is
the same as last week.
Both the previous location
and the new one at the
former Wal-Mart store are
closed to the public due
to the logistics of moving.
Progress is being made
daily and when officially
open, sometime in mid-
January, you'll find the
wait worthwhile. Maybe
saving some of that
Christmas money to buy a
yearly pass when they go
on sale could be very
satisfying. Stay tuned!
Before closing out
today's column, I certainly
want to congratulate the


Charlotte County Cham-
ber of Commerce and its
staff, namely Beverly
Parkinson, for coordinat-
ing the registration of its
recent annual Christmas
Parade in Punta Gorda.
"Man about Town" Ron
Thomas, the parade chair
was very instrumental in
overseeing the assigned
units and was everywhere
during lineup and step-off
time on his roller blades
and golf cart. Finally, after
15 years as the chamber's
executive director over-
seeing this annual ritual,
Julie Mathis was rewarded
by being the honorary
parade marshal. Chamber
president Tom Rice and
his wife, Linda, were right
behind her in a top-down
car, waving to the thou-
sands of viewers. VMCCA
supplied 22 convertibles,
plus 12 regulation antique
cars in our own unit.
Chapter Parade Master
Bruce Colasanti did us
and himself proud with
that turnout. Kudos to
everyone involved!

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


Dear Tom and Ray: I
have a four-wheel-drive
2005 Dodge Dakota with
32,000 miles on it. Since
I had the front brake
pads replaced four
months ago, I have
noticed a faint burning
smell coming from the
wheels after I drive to
work. I took it back to
the repair shop, and they
could not find anything
wrong. This weekend, I
took it down a winding
canyon road, and when I
got to the bottom, there
was smoke coming from
the wheels, along with a
strong burning smell. I
took it to the Dodge
dealer, and they can't
find anything wrong
with the brakes -
nothing charred, no
pulsation and plenty of
pad left. Do you have
any idea why my brakes
are smoking? Sean
TOM: Well, usually
brakes smoke for one of
two reasons, Sean. Either
they're being applied
continually, or someone
has offered them a good
Cuban stogie.
RAY: Let's assume that
you're not resting your
foot on the brake pedal
while you drive. We have
to look at the parts of the
brake system that can
lead to the brakes
staying on when your
foot isn't on the pedal.
TOM: One possibility
is that your mechanic
used some real cheap
brake pads, and they're
too big for the caliper
brackets. That can cause
the pads to stay too
close to the disc rotors
and rub against them.
But I'm guessing that
when you took the truck
to the Dodge dealer, they


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would have noticed that
- and taken the oppor-
tunity to sell you a new
set of factory pads.
RAY: The second
possibility is that you
have a sticking caliper.
The caliper is the device
that squeezes the brake
pads together around the
disc rotor. If the caliper
doesn't release properly,
it'll keep the brakes
applied while you drive.
TOM: And calipers can
misbehave intermittent-
ly, and be hard to "catch
in the act." So, if you can
narrow the smoking to
one particular wheel, it
might be worth trying a
rebuilt caliper on that
wheel to see if that
solves the problem.
RAY: On the other
hand, you do say in your
letter that your brakes -
plural were smoking.
And it's unlikely that
more than one caliper
would get sticky at the
same time. So if it really
is all of the wheels, or at
least both front wheels,
then I'd go farther up the
line, to something that
could keep all the brakes
applied.
TOM: That would be
the power-brake booster.
The booster uses
vacuum to multiply the


force that your foot
applies to the brake
pedal. When it's failing, it
can essentially "stick" in
the boost, or "on,"
position. That means it's
applying the brakes
when you're not.
RAY: And while that's a
nice display of initiative
on the part of the brakes,
it's not an acceptable
state of affairs. So ask
your original mechanic
to drive the truck for a
day or two. If he can
make it smoke, he can
jump out and test the
booster on the spot. Or
at the very least, he can
narrow it down to a
specific wheel or wheels.
Good luck, Sean.

Why is topping
off the tank a
bad idea
Dear Tom and Ray: I
got into an argument
recently concerning
whether I should top off
when I fuel up. You know
what I mean the
pump shuts off, and I
can either stop or put
another half a gallon
more in. Is that OK, or
not? I notice some
pumps say not to top off,
and I was wondering
why. Most reasons I have
found online discuss fuel
expansion, which, it
seems to me, would be
rather minimal. So now I
am asking the experts ...
can you point me in the
right direction? Kurt
RAY: Was the "argu-
ment" with a spouse, by
any chance, Kurt? Who
else would you ever get
into an argument with
at a gas station? Any-
way, you owe her an
apology, Kurt.


TOM: Vaporization is
the problem. In the old
days, gas caps used to
have holes in them so
gasoline vapors could
escape. The vapors went
right into the atmos-
phere, creating smog
and preventing Sarah
Palin from seeing Russia
from her home in
Alaska. Oh, and the
other problem with
smog: lung disease.
RAY: To solve the
problem, the Environ-
mental Protection
Agency required that all
cars come with a vapor
recovery system. A key
piece of that system is
something called a
charcoal canister, which
is attached to the gas
tank.
TOM: When the
gasoline in the tank
expands and creates
vapors, those vapors are
absorbed by the char-
coal. They're held there
in the charcoal until the
next time the car starts,
and then the vapors are
sucked back into the
intake air, and burned by
the engine during the
combustion process.
RAY: When you top off
your tank, you take the
chance that you'll force
liquid gasoline into the
charcoal canister,
ruining it. And what
does that mean? At least
300 bucks, Kurt.
Get more Click and
Clack in their new book,
"Ask Click and Clack:
Answers from Car Talk."
Got a question about
cars? Write to Click and
Clack in care of this
newspaper, or e-mail
them by visiting the Car
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www.cartalk.com.


7000


TRANSPORTATION

7020 BUICK
1990 Riviera, Xtra Clean,
3.8 litre 3800 V6, Loaded.
91K orig miles $3800
(941)-629-9861
1999 LeSabre, All
Power, Leather, Cold
Air, 105K $2400
(941)-626-3230
2003 LeSabre, 32k mi.
1 owner, leather,
extra clean, $10,500.
(941)-493-4739
www.billbuckchevrolet.com
2003 Rendezvous CXL,
top of line, Ex clean 78K,
$6,150. 941-423-8390
NEED CASH?
Have A Garage
Sale!

7030 CADILLAC
1999 SDV, white diamond,
1 owner, 33k mi. almost
perfect, $6,450. (941)-
979-6234
2001 CADILLAC
Catera, V6, On Star,
Bose stereo. Loaded.
Leather Exc. cond.
48,800 mi. $6900.
941-473-9838
2002 Sedan DeVille,
loaded, very clean, Florida
car, 61k mi. $7,950 941-
979-6234
2002 STS, Beautiful Cash-
mere, Fully loaded, $9995
(941)-639-5792
2005 Cadillac Deville Sil-
ver, Leather-Loaded, 41K
mi.Exc Cond Sale Priced
$11,490. 941473-0312
7040 CHEVROLET
1997 Chevy Geo -Prism 4
dr 65k mi 4 cyl, auto,
green"Like New" only $
3490. 941-473-0312 DLR

1997 Lumina LTZ, 25K,
lower miles! Loaded LTZ
model, local trade in.
$5,500 941-493-4739
www.billbuckchevrolet.com


7050 CHRYSLER
1999 Cirris 106K V6,
Lther. Pwr seat, keyless ent.
$3200/obo 941-2584075
2000 Sebring Conv JX V6
AC, 20-26 MPG, VG cond
$4495. 941-626-7682.
2006 Pacifica, 18k mi.
V6, ruby red, $13,500.
(941)493-4739
www.billbuckchevrolet.com
7060 DODGE
1998 Caravan 6cyl Auto
Air Nice Cond. Must Sell
$1800obo
941-302-0338
7070 FORD
1995 Crown Vic leather,
loaded, New tires, Ex cond.
104k, 25mpg +, $1650
(941)-468-1489
1996 Mustang Cony. Auto,
6 cyl. Needs work.
$750/obo. 698-1813
1999 Ford Mustang
79,000 miles. Runs.
$1500 OBO.
(941)-445-7388
2003 Mustang, 6 cyl. 25
mpg,aut. 18 inch Wheels &
Tires $6650 276-4233
2003 Taurus SES, gray/
gray int. AC. Full power.
30K mi. $4700. North
Port. (717)-203-4611
2006 Ford 500 SEL,
4 dr., Loaded. Only 14K.
Like new, $12,500.
(941)474-0172



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2002 SC430, Blue, Xtra
Clean, Must See.
$24988 1-800-771-1576


7085 LEXUS


y .:'-: L' 4 Ei .:1,,
Loaded, Xtra Clean,
Must See. $27988
1-800-771-1576
7090 LINCOLN
1992 Town Car-Jack
Nicklaus Ed. Loaded,
Beautiful 104K $1695
SOLD!
1994 Continental, looks &
runs good, 150K, $1,400
(941)473-7411
1998 Continental, silver
110k, cold ac, cd changer,
new tires, nice! $2,900
941-661-9909.


2003 Town Car, Rare
Cartier, 1 Owner,
Must See. $12988
1-800-771-1576
2004 Towncar, ultimate
model, 1 owner, 35k mi.
Immaculate! $15,500
(941)-493-4739
www.billbuckchevrolet.com
7100 MERCURY
1992 Capri Conv. only
45,300 mi. auto, ac, 4cyl.
32+ mpg, near perfect!
$4,350 obo. (941)-876-
3150 or 314-753-5084
2003 Sable Wagon LS Pre-
mier, leather, 44k allum.
wheels, clean! $6,950
941-979-6234
7110 OLDSMOBILE
1994 Cutlass S Wagon,
garage kept, very clean,
V6, light blue, $1,500
(732)473-1619



NEED CSH?
2001 Intrigue GL, 67k mi.
loaded, very clean, $5,250
941-979-6234
7130 PONTIAC
2003 Sunfire Sporty
Coupe, 52K, auto, power
pack, sunroof, 1 owner,
$7250. 941-4934739
www.billbuckchevrolet.com
2008 Grand Prix, full
factory warr. $14,999.
(941)-232-6077


I Find great bargains in the S
SEvery day in the Chare S
& Every day in the Charlotte Sun! m


Smoking brakes


have reader puzzled


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7135 SATURN 7200 NISSAN
1994 SL2, Cold A/C 1984 300Z X 5 Spd Cold
32MPG, new tires & Air, T Tops, Needs Very Lit-
brakes, hitch, $23000bo tie $2695 276-4233
(941)-979-7604 2001 SENTRA GXE 4 cyl.
1999 SATURN SL 4dr, 148K hwy. AT, AC, PS, CC
Auto, Cold AC, all origin- PM PW PDL AM/FM CD,tilt,
gal, fully loaded, ex cond. runs great, good cond.
$2600. 941-467-2602 30+ mpg. Blue Book
$4185, sell for $3300.
PRO-POWER 941-347-8958.
AUTO SALES 2004 Nissan Maxima SL,
(941) 627-8822 loaded, exc. cond. only
USED SATURN SALES 41,800 mi., garage kept,
PARTS & SERVICE $15K obo 941-625-0940
"THE SATURN GUYS"
**************** 7205 SPORTS CARS
03 VUE Bronze..... $6,995-
02 SW2 Wagon .....$5295 1989 CORVETTE
02 SL1 Sedan...... $5,295 1983 NISSAN 280ZX
02 SL2 Sedan $3395 Sell to Highest Bidder
00 SL2 Sedan......$2,995 jukeboxheroes@yahoo.com
97 SL2 Sedan.......$2,795 1994 CORVETTE Ex cond
96 SL2 Sedan......$2,295 Always garaged. $7000.
01 SC2 Coupe......$4,495 (941)-743-5190
01 SC2 Coupe......$3,495 98 Porsche Boxster, Pre-
99 SC2 Coupe...... $3,695 mium, 5 Spd, Near Per-
98 SC1 Coupe...... $2,995 fect, 50k mi. $15,850
All rated over 30 MPG 941-276-4233

7148 BMW 7210 TOYOTA
1998 328 IC Cony. 1 1987 Toyota Supra Turbo,
Owner. Silver / Black. 86 kaminari package, mint
k. 5 sp $8995 276-4233 cond. 44k mi.
k. 5 sp $8995 276-4233 $8K (201)-686-2646
7160 HONDA or (941) 575-0790
716 HON1992 Toyota Celica Very
2000 Honda Accord EX, V6 clean, Runs good. $600
93K mi., loaded. $5900 Make /obo (941-302-7679
offer 941-2586409 1998 Camry LE, 1 owner,
auto, power pack, just ser-
2002 Civic, 63K mi. blue, viced, extra clean, $4500.
5sp, $4,800 obo. (941)- 941-493-4739 www.bill-
2864366 or 286-3468 buckchevrolet.com
2006 CIVIC LX 4DR, 2003 Corolla LE, 48K mi.,
Black, PW/PL, CD, AC, exc. cond. 1 owner,
35k miles, $9,950. (717)- $9750. 941-447-0494
314-6443 __ 2003 TOYOTA Solara SLE
I BUY HONDAS! Convt., fully loaded, leather,
Any Shape, Any Cond! triple black, 1 owner, 80K
Any Year! mi. $12,000 obo. 941-928-
(941)-286-4599 0715

7163 HYUNDAI


2005 Santa Fe GLS,
Loaded, 49K, Sunroof.
A steal at $8,725
Roy (941)-916-2842

7175 JAGUAR



2002 XK cony, Blue, Xtra
Clean. Must See.
Blowout Price $21988
1-800-771-1576



2002 XK Coupe, White 1
Ownere 22K miles Xtra
Clean. $36988
1-800-771-1576



2004 XJ8 White Loaded,
Low Miles. Xtra Clean
$19988 1-800-771-1576


2005 XJ BDP topaz Only
35K w/NAV Miles 1
Owner $30988
1-800-771-1576



2006 XJ8L Silver 1
Owener Only 18K miles
Xtra Clean $33988
1-800-771-1576

7180 MAZDA
1990 Miata Convy + Hard-
top 5spd Red, Fully Ser-
viced, 114K mi $3900
(941)-697-6190
2000 MPV LX, 68K, clean,
$5,250/obo non smoker,
(941)-637-3922


2005 Prius Hybrid Silver
1 Owner Xtra Clean
$18988 1-800-771-1576


GENE

GOR AN
TODAY'S SPECIAL!
2006 Toyota Camry
XLE ONLY $14,990.
941-639-7300
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www.genegormans.com
Now you can get
pre-approved over the
phone. Call and
Save, Sign & Drive.
It's that Simple!



2007 Corolla Gold Xtra
Clean Low Miles 12988
1-800-771-1576


2007 Solara Cony, Grey,
29K Miles, Xtra clean
$22988 1-800-771-1576
2008 Scion XB, Auto,
17K mi. $14,800.
Call 941- 228-1717.
Apply Now,
Drive Tomor-
row.

75P-JTO
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7220 VOLKSWAGEN
2005 Beetle, Ex cond,
speed, Gray, 18k mi,
$10,900 (941)-624-4110

W) ; .. i


z 2005 New Bettle, rey,
7190 MERCEDES GLS Limited, Only 14K
miles $18988
1993 MERCEDES 190E, 1-800-771-1576
4<-dr, Power windows, sun-
roof, newer 300E V-6 7240 MISC. IMPORTS
engine. Runs exc. $2100.
obo. 941-928-0715 1994 900S Coupe 67k mi.
1998 C230, 1 Owner Loaded, Black, Auto,
Nicest Anywhere, Near $4295. 276-4233
Perfect,$6495 276-4233 4e
1998 SL500, 23,500 mi.,
show room cond. Both
tops. Car fax & records. 2005 Mini Cooper, Yel-
Ruby Metallic w/ Parch- low, Low Miles, Loaded,
ment Lthr. Bose sound Xtra Clean $20988
sys. $88K new, $21,500. 1-800-771-1576
**SOLD**
7250 ANTIQUES/
COLLECTIBLES

2002 C240 Black, 39K 1961 Ford Thunderbird,
miles, A Gem of a car. H/T, 428 A/C,
$16988 1-800-771-1576 Rare $7,750
(941)-740-6801
1962 Ford Falcon Wgn.
48K orig mi, newer 2 tone
paint, 6 cyl, Auto, New
2003 CLK 320 Silver, tires, cool! $7995/part
Xtra clean, Must See. trade (765)-661-0420
$18988 1-800-771-1576 1968 Chevy mpaCoert
1968 Chevy Impala Convert
350 auto, Good shape
$7000/obo 9414294261
2008 Smart For Two 1970 C10 Chevy PU rust
Passion, AC, 2K miles, bucket, good 350 4 bolt
Blue, 1 Owner, main motor, driveable
Xtra Clean $14988 $1500. (941)-637-6111
1-800-771-1576 1979 Chevy Malibu, great
project car, $1,200 (941)-
7195 MITSUBISHI 662-5770
1984 EL CAMINO Con-
quista, clean, runs great.
$3500. 941-661-0490.
WANTED: 1949- 53 Chevy
2001 Eclipse spyder GT 1/2 ton P/U, running or
Cony, Silver, Only 36K not, no rust buckets. Jerry
miles $10988 941-639-3262
1-800-771-1576 WANTED: MODEL T FORD
2002 Diamante fully PARTS PRE-1950 CAR
loaded, low milage. Really PARTS. LITERATURE,
good cond. Leather seats LICENSE PLATES, AUTO-
$5800 941-380-9212 MOBILIA (941)408-9601


7252 BUDGET BUYS
#1 Wanted Junk or run-
ning cars/trucks, honest,
top $$$ paid. Call me first
or last. 941-258-4472.
1985 Plym Grand Fury
51K mi 4dr, A/C, V8,
$1850 (317)-590-3455
ADVERTISE
In
The Classifieds!
1989 Chrys Lebaron
Conv. 4cyl Turbo, P.Top,
Loaded, A/C isn't cold.
Looks & runs Great $750
(941-833-0504
1993 Dodge Caravan V6
Auto, Air, passenger. Only
84K mi $1495obo (941)-
716-0486
1993 Honda Civic,
4dr. 5sp, a/c, $850.
941-467-5470
1999 Pont Grand Prix 4 dr,
V6, loaded, A/C not work-
ing, some dents, depend-
able $900. obo 276-2100


7252 BUDGET BUYS
CASH FOR YOUR CAR.
RUNNING OR NOT!
Honest & Reliable!
941-286-4599
Police Impounds! 95
Honda Accord $500!, 94
Acura Integra $700! for
listings 800-366-9813 Ext.
3964

7260 AUTOS WANTED

WE BUY CARS
$300 CASH +UP
Frank 276-0204
*Junk Cars Wanted*
24/7 Fair $ paid
941-286-3122,
941- 623-5550
CASH
FOR YOUR CAR
OR TRUCK
ANY YEAR OR MAKE
(941) 966-7111
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7260 AUTOS WANTED
Junk & Abandoned
VEHICLES REMOVED!!!!
COULD BE WORTH $$$$
697-7222 OR 475-9007


Top Dollars Paid
for Cars, trucks,
vans, any cond.
(941)-650-5785
M.S.B. RECYCLING
$300 for most cars
with title!
941-575-4008
ALL JUNKERS
WANTED!
TOP $$ PAID.
(941)-623-2198
#1 Wanted Junk or run-
ning cars/trucks, honest,
top $$$ paid. Call me first
or last. 941-258-4472.
WANT to swap or trade
1996 Kia Sephia GS w/
title + cash for early model
Jaguar. (941)-830-8912


7270 AUTO PARTS/
ACCESSORIES

Camper top 70"x60" 2
side openings, glass door
$290 (941)-468-7106
Set of 4, 205/70/15 like
new, $150. other tires
available, 15, 14 & 13
(941)-286-4599
Tires for Sale:
2-215/60R16 $40
2-195/69R15 $40
2-185/75R14 $50
1-205/75R14 $15
1-215/60R15 $15
4-185/70R14 $60
(941)-626-3265

7290 VANS
1988 Aerostar cargo
van,air, roof rack, 6 cyl.
$800.
941-391-7728
1992 Toyota Previa, 194K,
reliable transporta-
tion.$1500.PC 380-1535
1997 Voyager 4 dr, V6,
auto, cruise, tilt, AC, 161K
tow behind MH nice $1600
obo 276-2100


7290 VANS
2002 Dodge Conversion,
LWB, low top, V8, dual
A/C, extra nice, 67K, TV,
CD, $5,650. 468-2378
2002 Pontiac Montana
Premium Van-52k mi.
Pwr window, pwr doors,
leather, Frt & Rear A/C -
Top of the Line Special
Sale-$6,990. 941-473-
0312. DLR
S GEIT RESULTS -
USE CLASSIFIED!
2004 Kia Sadona, loaded,
7 pass., 69K,
$3950/obo. (863)-494-
7252 or 941- 276-1484
2005 DODGE CHRYSLER
Town & Country Touring,
35k, loaded, all doors
power, alum wheels, vey
clean. $10,950. (941-
979-6234
2007 Dodge Sprinter, very
clean, 3L, $27,000/ obo.
941-637-3922
2007 Dodge Grand Cara-
van Stow N Go. Clean. 40K
mi. Retail $14,000, sell
$11,000/obo. (941)-505-
1192


7300 TRUCKS/
PICK-UPS
01 Chevy LS S-10 p/u
64k mi auto 4 cyl Green
Metallic. Only $5,990.
941-473-0312 DLR
1989 CHEVY Cheyenne
1500, 305 posi, good
work truck, $1500. North
Port. Must Sell (941)-539-
8353
1991 Ford Ranger, Rebuilt
Auto Trans, $1200 (941)-
637-3922
1998 Chevrolet S10 LS
package, 1 owner, 56K
mi. new tires, exc. cond.
$5,850. 941-493-4739
www.billbuckchevrolet.com
1998 Ford F150, Ext. cab,
runs great, Reduced
$3500 obo. **SOLD**
1998 FORD RANGER 4spd, 4
cyl, low mi's, AC, Great Truclk
good mpg, $1500/obo 941-
2860040


A ED INVENTORY CLEARANCE
S 100 new vehicles; up to $5.000 Under Factory Invoice

I And You Keep the Rebates


J8445
J8441
J8477
J9022
J9024
J9028
J9059
J9071
J9072
J9023
J9037
J9048
J8458
J9077
J8388
J8394
J8412
J9002
J9003
J9004
J9009
J8167
J8398
J8468
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D9054
D8426
D8430
D8287
D8225
D8425
D8444
D8448
D8450
D8193
D8191
D8199
D8402
D8419
D8421
D8494
D8213
D8175
D8456
D8467
D8162
D8111
D8243
D8234
D8442
D8474
D9089
D9095
D9098
D9103
D9114
D8265
D8487
D8528
D8066
D8553
D8554
D8529
D8523
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D8549
D8228
D8434
D8076
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D8178
D8547
D8127
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D8323
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D9002
D9006
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uo Jeep Lioerty Sporn
08 Jeep Liberty Sport
08 Jeep Liberty Limited
08 Jeep Patriot
09 Jeep Patriot
09 Jeep Patriot
09 Jeep Patriot
09 Jeep Patriot
09 Jeep Patriot
09 Jeep Patriot
09 Jeep Wrangler 2dr
09 Jeep Wrangler 2dr
09 Jeep Wrangler 2dr
08 Jeep Wrangler 2dr
09 Jeep Wrangler 2dr
08 Jeep Wrangler 4dr
08 Jeep Wrangler 4dr
08 Jeep Wrangler 4dr
09 Jeep Wrangler 4dr
09 Jeep Wrangler 4dr
09 Jeep Wrangler 4dr
09 Jeep Wrangler 4dr
08 Jeep Commander
08 Jeep Commander
08 Jeep Commander
09 Dodge Caliber SXT
09 Dodge Caliber SXT
08 Dodge Caliber SRT-4
08 Dodge Caliber SRT-4
08 Dodge Charger
08 Dodge Charger R/T
08 Dodge Charger SRT-8
08 Grand Cherokee w/Leather
08 Grand Cherokee SRT-8
08 Grand Cherokee SRT-8
08 Dodge Dakota Ext Cab
08 Dodge Dakota Ext Cab
08 Dodge Dakota Ext Cab
08 Dodge Dakota Ext Cab
08 Dodge Dakota Crew Cab
08 Dodge Dakota Crew Cab
08 Dodge Dakota Crew Cab
08 Dodge Durango SXT
08 Dodge Durango SLT
08 Dodge Durango SXT
08 Dodge Durango SXT
08 Dodge Grand Caravan
08 Dodge Gr Cara Demo
08 Dodge Grand Caravan
08 Dodge Grand Caravan
08 Dodge Grand Caravan
08 Dodge Grand Caravan
09 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT
09 Dodge Grand Caravan SE
09 Dodge Grand Caravan SE
09 Dodge Grand Caravan SE
09 Dodge Grand Caravan SE
08 Dodge Nitro SXT
08 Dodge Nitro RT
08 Dodge Nitro SXT
08 Dodge Nitro SLT
08 Dodge Ram Reg ST
08 Dodge Ram Reg ST
08 Dodge Ram Reg ST
08 Dodge Ram Reg ST
08 Dodge Ram Reg SXT
08 Dodge Ram Quad ST
08 Dodge Ram Quad SLT
08 Dodge Ram Quad SLT
08 Dodge Ram Quad SLT
08 Dodge Ram Quad SLT
08 Dodge Ram Quad ST
08 Dodge Ram Quad 4x4
08 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad
08 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad 4X4
08 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad 4X4
08 Dodge 2500 Mega Cab
08 Dodge 2500 Mega 4X4
08 Dodge 3500 Quad SLT
08 Dodge Sprinter Van
08 Dodge Sprinter Van
08 Dodge Sprinter Van
09 Dodge Avenger SE
09 Dodge Journey RT
09 Dodge Journey SXT
09 Dodge Journey SXT
09 Dodge Journey SXT
09 Dodge Journey SE


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$28,475
$17,065
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$20,645
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$23,840
$24,975
$21,925
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$30,075
$26,070
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$22,915
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$28,565
$29,060
$18,830
$18,830
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$26,635
$24,020
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$39,155
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$43,105
$48,265
$21,215
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$30,355
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$29,545
$27,045
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$22,830
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$25,865
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$27,310
$18,161
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$25,295
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$34,584
$37,265
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$40,272
$44,813
$20,084
$20,282
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$24,195
$25,214
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$26,816
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$30,105
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$42,008
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$19,999
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$22,331
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$15,961
$22,295
$22,157
$16,987
$25,984
$34,765
$20,326
$38,272
$41,613
$12,984
$12,982
$12,982
$12,430
$17,695
$18,714
$18,257
$18,999
$22,524
$21,905
$19,265
$20,849
$26,999
$27,917
$26,407
$25,972
$27,399
$24,175
$22,435
$20,679
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$15,979
$18,902
$14,998
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$13,998
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$15,891
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$22,150
$18,751
$16,899
$26,718
$28,973
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$32,882
$29,999
$36,172
$29,999
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$31,709
$17,987
$20,989
$19,971
$17,935
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$4,067
$2,921
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$3,146
$3,282
$4,927
$2,789
$6,132
$5,252
$5,282
$2,916
$3,955
$3,199
$2,966
$13,081
$10,196
$10,250
$2,869
$2,869
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$4,478
$7,033
$10,731
$4,390
$12,118
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$8,231
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$7,695
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$8,146
$8,108
$9,516
$9,606
$8,450
$8,020
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$11,203
$11,396
$5,370
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$4,371
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$6,851
$8,243
$6,842
$8,786
$10,105
$10,105
$10,482
$10,482
$10,476
$11,329
$12,096
$12,145
$11,100
$11,719
$11,466
$13,057
$13,747
$15,052
$14,113
$13,831
$13,338
$14,626
$6,270
$6,309
$6,336
$2,518
$6,181
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7300 TRUCKS/ 7330 BOATS-POWERED
PICK-UPS
20' 1990 Pontoon w/
1999 Dakota, 56K, ext. 90hp motor & trlr. $3K/
cab, V6, loaded, $5,500 obo. (941)-244-8356
(941)-624-4035 26' 1998 Regal, 10 w/Dual
1999 F150, 6cy. stick, Props. 350hrs on eng. Full
101K, flareside, chrome cabin, A/C Loaded. No
wheels, extra nice! $3250 Trailer $27500 (941)-625-
(941)-468-2378 5793
1999 Ford F150 LB, Cus- 32' WELLCRAFT San
tom Topper, V6, 5spd Tropaz, 1986 model, twin
Cold Air, Very Clean $390d 350's I0s, AC, sleeps 6,
(941)-716-0486 full galley, full canvas pkg.
Runs & looks good.
2000 Cherolet S-10, $7500. Must sell, please
ext. cab, LS, V6, auto, call. 941-626-9075
a/c, stepside, $5500.
(941t)4934739 6' inflatable sport boat
www.billbuckchevrolet.com w/3.3hp, OB w/shift, new
cond. $1500. negotiable
2001 DODGE Ram (941)-575-8840
Laramie SLT, V8 318 mtr.
runs great, good work Charlotte RV &
truck. $2300. North Port MarineConsignments
Must Sell.(941)-539-8353 wanted, we'll sell your boat
FREE. Indoor showroom.
2003 MAZDA B2300 14k Full service repairs, hull,
mi. Ex cond. CD, bedln electrical, engine, paint,
$6450 941-286-0331 gelcoat, upholstery, trail-
2006 Ford F550 w/14ft ers. Insurance claims wel-
flat bed, Diesel, 44K mi, come. US 41 at Kings
$26,000 (863)-990-9700 y55Port Charlotte 941-
883-5555
2006 Refrigerated Van www.CharlotteMarine.com
Ford E150, 19K Ex cond
$17500obo (617)-497- TO ADVERTISE
1785 IN BOATER'S
BARGAINS
7305 SPORT UTILITY/ IN WATERLINE
VEHICLES CALL JILL,
941-429-3116
1989 Jeep Cherokee 4dr, jilld@
red, 4x4 105k 6 cyl, auto, sunnewspapers.net
power, $1900/obo (941)-
716-0486 7331 SAILBOATS
1994 GEO TRACKER 2x,
runs Great! $1950/obo 16' Day Sailer, 2 Sails, 26'
(941)-235-9839 Mast, 12' boom, Shallow
1995 Jeep Gr Cherokee Draft. Own Trailer
Limited 40k miles $3900 $1200obo 941-474-2575
941-456-9119
941456-917332 PERSONAL
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer WATER VEHICLES
LT, 1 owner, low mi. power
seat, loaded, $8,300. 1995 2 Sea Doo's, low
(941)-493-4739 hrs. like new, garaged,
www.billbuckchevrolet.com w/trlr, new tires, $4,700
2003 CHEVY TRAIL BLAZ- obo 941-347-8847
ER 48k miles, No title, 2000 Sea-Doo Bombardier
looking for truck or blazer GTX. $1500. North Port.
body with title, or sell, Must Sell. ** SOLD**
trade for boat etc....(727)- Must Sell.SOLD
710-3207 or 727-710-
3206
32067334 OUTBOARD/
2004 GMC Envoy SLE, MARINE ENGINES
44K mi. GM certified, lyr.
warr. $10,500
(941)-4934739 15hp Mercury 4 cyler
www.billbuckchevrolet.com short shaft, tiesteer
elec start, needs new
2006 Toyota Highlander starter. $250obo sold in 1
Hybrid, 25k mi. 1 owner, day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3rd. row seat, 33mpg
city, $34,003N3epg 40HP Mercury w/controls,
$22,700.(941)493-4739 can hear run, $400
www.billbuckchevrolet.com **SOLD**
9.9H.P. Johnson Short
7330 BOATS-POWERED Shaft Elect. start, tank, etc...
$400 941475-3626
"08" Monterey Mercury OB 4 stroke,
Cruiser & Fishing Bo 3.5hp, new in box, warr.
Cruiser & Fishing Boats $600. 941-628-4187
Dealer Costs $600. 941-628-4187
Dealer Costs
Call: Rick or Crosby Mercury OB 4 stroke 4hp,
RVWorld Inc of Nokomis new in box, full warr. $750.
2110 US 41 966-7182 941-628-4187
Mercury OB 4 stroke, 8hp,
"08" Sea Fox new in box, warr. $1300.
Clearance Sale 941-628-4187
Dealer Cost Mercury OB 4 stroke, 9.9,
Call: Rick or Crosby new in box, warr. $1500
RVWorld Inc of Nokomis 941-628-4187
2110us41 966-7182
NEW 4 HP 4-Stroke
$$ CASH PAID $$ Outboards
For Your Boat, Any Size 2 Yr. Warranty. $899
or Price. Will Come To 17marinellc.com
You. (941)626-9075
7336 BOAT STORAGE/
12/12/08 DOCKING
13' Seasprite 50hp Yama-
ha, trailer, troller & elec 8K# Boat Lift/w30 Amp for
$1800 (941)624-0593 rent $125.mo Harbor
16' 04 Action Craft Fit Pro Heights 941-629-3533
1600 TE, 04 Alum. Boat-
Master trailer, Low Hrs. Deep Water Boat Slips
Exc. Cond. $12,500. obo Englewood 25-60'
941456-7899 $9ft/mo.
941-270-1449
DECK BOAT
16' Sylvan 50hp Evinrude DEEP WATER BOAT
Refinished, perfect interior SLIPS Englewood 25-60'
Galv Trlr, Bimini, full cover $9FT/MO.
Garaged, Like new 941-270-1449
$5995/obo (941)7166792
17' Seadoo speedster, 7338 MARINE SUPPLY
trailer, bimini, 240hp, low & EQUIP.
hrs. runs great, clean,
$5,000. (941)475-3173 Boat Lift ACE, 10K Ibs.
18', 1997 Proline flats Excellent Cond. $1,700
boat, 2001- 115 Yamaha 2 (941)-235-1890
stroke OB, 2004 alum. trlr, Fiberglass slide out galley
polling platform, trolling for Catalina 22, $200
motor, $7500. (941) 380- (941)-505-2284
0839 or (941) 629-3042.
7339 CANOES/KAYAKS
19' 1999 DUSKY, CC, 150
HP, 25 hrs on Rebuilt Pow- KAYAKS & CANOES
erhead. 05 trailer, New SALES, RENTAL,
electronics. $12,000. EQUIP. LARGEST
941-321-1873 SELECTION IN
19' Sea Pro, 115 Yamaha SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
& trolling mtr, galv. trlr., T- ESTERO RIVER
top, $8,500. 423-0869 (239) 992-4050
19', 99 Key Largo, C/C,
130hp, OP Johnson with 7341 TRAILER
galvanized trailer. & ACCESSORIES
Excellent condition,
S12,000.obo 941-766- 2006 Tri-axle, drive-on,
0353 aft 4pm Majictilt boat trailer. Alum.
19.4' 1998 Cobia CC 150 I-beam const., hydraulic
Yamaha, alum trailer, ready brakes. Pulls up to 31'
to go $5950 boat. $2900.
941-286-0040 941-474-9105.
1989 Taylor, Donzi style, 2006 Triple Crown Roll off
ski/pleasure, must see, Trailer w/3 containers
$7,000. (941)-661-9784 14,000 GVW $7000 obo
(863)-990-9700
26' Storage Trailer, Tan-
dem, Drop back & side
door. $15950bo
*** *SOLD* ***
20' 2005 Wellcraft 212
Fisherman w/Trailer, 4'x6' Enclosed Cargo
CC, T-Top, FF, VHS, Trailer. DoubleRear Drs.


EBox, 200HP Yamaha $49u. (41i-/p6-o395
4 Stroke. Titled Jan. 08 BOAT TRAILERS
Only 110 hrs. $22,500Continental & First Load.
obo (941)-815-7978 Disountal & First Load.
Discount Pricing.
CASH 17marinellc.com
TODAY Boat Trailer 2008, Tandem
wheels, brakes, 18'-26'
For Your Boats boat. Used once. Must sell
&Jet Skis Best offer over $1000
(941)-268-7516 (941)-391-6245
20' Landau Pontoon Fish- CAR HAULER TRAILER,
erman, 2002, 90HP Yama- 2007, 7'X16', 7000 Ib.
ha w/ Trailer. $9,000. capacity, steel floor.
(941)-773-3545 $1500. 941-468-5312


7341 TRAILER
& ACCESSORIES
Cargo Craft 5x8 V-nosed,
Enclosed, Ex cond $1190
(941)-* *SOLD**
ENCLOSED V-NOSE 6x12'
TRAILER rear ramp door
and side door. New tires,
smooth sides, $2000..
941-468-5312

Classified Sales
Open & Enclosed Utility
Trailers, Trailer Hitches &
Wiring. Two-Morrow's
Enterprises, 941460-9700.
TRAILER 5x10 tailgate
all steel, ex cond $650.
941-475-2121
TRAILER, home-made 10'
long 6' wide, good cond
$375. 941-270-1073





NEW PRE-OWNED
Cargo Utility
Repairs Tires Hitches
(941)-833-2200
RESCUE TECH
SALES & SERVICE
Consignments
Welcome!
Utility Cargo Trailer
52'wx92'L. $325/obo
(941)423-8095
UTILrTY TRAILERS
AT Great Prices
WEST COAST TRAILER
(941)698-9902


7341 TRAILER
& ACCESSORIES
UTILITY trlr, custom built
body w/surge brakes.
Good cond. Invested
$2500. Best offer takes it.
(941)-286-3305
7360 CYCLES/MOPEDS/
SCOOTERS
1982 Honda Silver Wing
500. 11,773 mi.$1400.
624-2118 Before 8 P.M.
1998 HD Sportster 883
Low Mi $3650/obo
(941)-456-1582
1999 KAW. KE100, On/Off
Road, Excellent Condition!
Like New! Less then 1,000
mi! $1,300. obo (941)-
764-0101
2 2004 Honda CRF100's
Showroom Cond $1200ea
941-764-8870
2002 Ninja Kawasaki
ZX750, Ex cond.
$3900obo 941-627-2730
2005 RM 65 Dirt bike
$1400. 941-716-0913 or
941-716-2991.
2006 H.D. Heritage Soft-
tail Classic, 7300 mi., exc.
cond. $15,500. 941-628-
4520
2006 KAIT SCOOTER
350 miles, like new, Elec-
tric start & alarm. Inclds
helmut. $750/obo 941-
234-7127 OR 493-7722
2006 Suzuki C-50C
800cc, 4900 miles, Wind-
shield, light bar & extras.
$5995. (941)-639-8217


7360 CYCLES/MOPEDS/
SCOOTERS

Don't Buy a
Junk Scooter,
We Sell Quality!
BIG Holiday Sale!
2 Year Warranty
BOOTY SCOOTERS
850 S. River Rd. Engl.
941-474-6550
NEW WILDFIRE
SCOOTERS
2 Yrs. or 24,000 mile
Warranty. Lic. dealer
We also do repairs
Punta Gorda Motor
Sports 25191 E.
Olympia Ave Bldg. "A"
941-575-0241
Overbuilt motorcycle lift
w/towbar $1000.
863-604-5161
7370 CAMPERS/
TRAVEL TRAILERS

WANTED
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1997 FORD 250 XLT
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$7200. 941-286-5209
2001 Dutchmen Lite LE,
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Good cond. $7000/obo.
(941)-916-6232


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$5,984*


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wood 207-841-2441
2006 26' Outback RKS,
slide out, garage kept, in
'as new' cond. w/all
upgrades, $15,500/obo.
Lv mesg. (941)-698-7517
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axle, 2 bay windows, NP,
NS, $24,900 (941)-286-
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1 owner, 35K miles, auto,
power package. #2103M

$8,984"


03 TRAILBLAZER LT 05 MALIBU 05 SILVERADO 06 AVEO LS 04 GMC ENVOY



1 owner trade-in, full power, 1 owner, 33K miles, 24K miles, 1 owner, 1 owner, low miles, Certified, low miles,
extra's. #HO20TB Certified! #2147M GM Certified! #2320P 35MGP, Certified! #2319P power package. #2308P

$8,984" $9,984' $9,984' $9,984' $10,984'
07 VERSA 06 PT CRUISER 05 MALIBU MAXX 06 PACIFICA 02 F150 CREW



Auto, A/C, full power pack, IOK miles, Vanilla White, auto, full LT model, leather, 24K miles, 18K miles, Jewel Red, ariat package, leather, moonroof
1 owner trade-in. #H035A power. #2332P Certified! #2110M just traded. #2283PA low miles. #2329P

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Leather, certified, 1 owner, 19K miles, V-6, Ultimate model, Certified, leather, 4x4, leather, moonroof,
18K 1 owner miles! #2138M loaded. #2128M 35K 1 owner miles!! #2297P top of the line. #2120M loaded w/extras! #2321P
$14,984* $14,984' $15,984* $16,984 $17,984"


05 CTS 06 G6 GT CONV. 08 ACADIA 07 GMC 2500 HD 05 CORVETTE



8,400 miles!! 1 owner, 7K miles, 1 owner, leather, 1 owner trade-in, 20K miles, Crew cab, diesel, Z71,4x4, 15K miles, Certified, Navigation,
loaded. #H078A power top, Certified! #2124M 3rd row, warranty. #H037A leather, low miles. #F695T-2A1 Z51, Loaded. #2326P
$18,984' 19,984* $ 22,984*' 29,984 $32,984*
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1 owner Irade-in, only 56K miles! Low miles, sunroof, power
#2244PA pack. #H043A

$5,984" $7,250'


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