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Thursday:
Y-Express offers a yoga vibah
class at 9 a.m.
Women's Resource Center of
Sarasota County will have gen-
tle yoga at 10:30 a.m. and at
5:30 p.m.
The Punta Gorda Civic
Association is hosting a mixed-
level yoga class at 8:30 a.m.
Bring a mat and towel.
The Punta Gorda Club offers
yoga at 6:30 p.m.
The CRMC Wellness Center
offers a yoga class at 6:05 p.m.
Edison college YMCA offers
yoga nidra at 7:45 a.m.
The Yoga Sanctuary will have
level 1 yoga at 8:30 a.m.; gentle
yoga at 10 a.m.; lyengar-style
yoga at 5 p.m.; level 2 yoga at
6:30 p.m.
The EnglewoodYMCA is
offering a yoga class 8 a.m.
The North Port Community
Educational Center will have
mixed level yoga class at 10:30
a.m. Bring a mat and towel.
Franz Ross branch YMCA
offers an advanced beginner
yoga class at 12:15 p.m.
Englewood Community
Hospital has Hatha yoga at 5
p.m.
Harold Avenue Recreation
center will offer yoga classes at
10 a.m. Thursday.
Friday:
Y-Express offers a yoga class
at 8:30 a.m.
The CRMC Wellness Center
offers a yoga class at 9:45 a.m.
Franz Ross branch YMCA
offers an introduction to yoga
class at 11 a.m.
The EnglewoodYMCA offers
yoga at 5:30 p.m.
The Yoga Sanctuary will have
gentle yoga at 8:30 a.m. and
5:30 p.m.; mixed level yoga at
10 a.m.
The Punta Gorda Club offers
mixed levels yoga at 10:45 a.m.
American Legion in Venice
offers yoga at 8:45 a.m.
Saturday.
Saturday:
The EnglewoodYMCA is
offering a yoga class 10:15 a.m.
Y-Express offers a yoga vibah
class at 8:30 a.m.


The Yoga Sanctuary will have
mixed level yoga at 8 a.m.;
level 1 yoga at 9:30 a.m.;
Ashtanga basics at 11 a.m.
The American Legion has a
yoga class at 8:45 a.m.

Zen Meditation
Mid-County Regional Library
has Zen meditation groups at
6:30 p.m. on every Tuesday
except the last Tuesday of the
month.

Zoomers weekly run
At 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday -
except the first Tuesday of
month runners and walkers
meet at Fishermen's Village
across the street from the ten-
nis courts. Distance: 4-6 miles.
Go to the Web site
www.zoomersrun.com.

Zumba
Zumba classes from 8:45
a.m.-9:45 a.m. on Tuesdays at
Punta Gorda Isle Civic
Association. Class is open to
everyone and cost $8 per per-
son.
Elite Training & Fitness
offers a Zumba class every
Monday from 5:30 p.m.-6:30
p.m. $10 per class or $50 for 6
classes.
Zumba Gold classes are
offered 4:30 p.m. on Mondays
and Wednesdays at Twist
Fitness.
Zumba Gold Chair Class at
Thursday 3 p.m. at Twist
Fitness.
Twist Fitness for Women has
Zumba classes at 6:30 p.m. on
Monday and Thursdays; 10
a.m. Tuesday and Thursdays;
9:30 a.m. on Saturdays.
Progressive Health Club
offers Zumba gold at 9:15 a.m.
Monday.
Higher Ground Performing
Arts Studio offers zumba class-
es at 6:30 p.m. Monday, 9:30
a.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. on
Saturday.
Y-Express offers a zumba
class at 11 a.m. Friday.
Franz Ross ParkYMCA offers
a Zumba Gold class on
Thursday at 9:45 a.m.
Franz Ross ParkYMCA offers
a Family Zumba Fiesta class


on Wednesday at 6:35 p.m.
Curves in Englewood is
offering a Zumba class at 12:15
p.m. Wednesday.


Rotonda West Community
Center has Zumba classes at
5:15 p.m. Monday and
Wednesday.


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2007 Dodge Grand Cara- 18' 1997 Proline flats
van Stow N Go. Clean. 40K boat, 2001- 115 Yamaha 2
mi. Retail $14,000, sell stroke OB, 2004 alum. trlr,
$11,000/obo. polling platform, trolling
*SOLD* motor, $7500. (941) 380-
7300 TRUCKS/ 0839 or (941) 629-3042.
PICK-UPS 24' 1988 FORMULA CC,
2006 7.4 motor, less than
1989 CHEVY Cheyenne 100 hrs. Must sell. $4800.
1500, 305 posi, good 941-421-6703.
work truck, $1500. North
Port. Must Sell (941)-539- 20' Pontoon, 50hp, runs
8353 good, needs floor work,
1991 Ford Ranger, Rebuilt $1,800.**SOLD!**
Auto Trans, $1200 (941)- 20' 1990 Pontoon w/
637-3922 90hp motor & trlr. $3K/
1994 Dodge Dakota, V6, obo. (941)-244-8356
auto, runs great, very 20' 1994 Sunbird Nep-
clean, $1200 obo. (941)- tune, center console, 140
9164619 Johnson, clean, solid boat,
1995 CHEVY 4x4 pick-up, galv. trailer, extras!
king cab, cap, ladder rack $4,300. 941-661-0044
$2500 obo. 6244340.


1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 1
owner, only 56K mi. A/C,
alloy wheels, new tires,
$5,300. 941-493-4739
www.billbuckchevrolet.com
1998 Ford F150, Ext. cab,
runs great, Reduced
$3500 obo. **SOLD**
1999 DAKOTA SPORT V8,
5spd, Rare $4000/obo
(941)-391-7125
1999 Dakota, 56K, ext.
cab, V6, loaded, $5,500
(941)-624-4035
2000 Dodge 3500 Reg
cab PW, PDL, cold A/C,
Auto 5.9 litre. $4900 941-
286-7740


MM-~ ~ ..
20' 2005 Wellcraft 212
Fisherman w/Trailer,
CC, T-Top, FF, VHS,
EBox, 200HP Yamaha
4 Stroke. Titled Jan. 08
Only 110 hrs. $22,500
obo (941)-815-7978

CASH
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For Your Boats
& Jet Skis
(941)-268-7516
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2001 DODGE Ram 2004 Suzuki 140 4 stroke,
Laramie SLT, V8 318 mtr., no trailer, very nice cond.
runs great, good work $5650. Call 941-421-
truck. $2300. North Port, 6710.
Must Sell.(941)-539-8353 21' TAYLOR Classic Donzi
21' TAYLOR Classic Donzi
2006 Refrigerated Van style speed boat, must
Ford E150, 19K Ex cond see. $6500. 661-9784
$17500obo (617)-497- _
1785
2007 Colorado, Reg.
cab, 5 spd. 2 WD. 23K. --
$7,700. 941- 456-9119
23" 2000 PROLINE CC,
7305 SPORT UTILITY/ 200hp Merc. EFI, SS
prop. Just serviced.
VEHICLES Garmin GPS, FF,
$15,500 941-833-0335
1994 GEO TRACKER 2x,
runs Great! $1950/obo 23.5' 2001 RANGER
(941)-235-9839 2300cc Bay boat, 250EFI
Merc., Motor guide trolling
1995 FORD EXPLOR motor, 741b, Hyud. jack
77,600miles, Runs good plate, Galv. tandem Trail-
$1500/obo **SOLD** er, Clean, low hours.
2003 CHEVY TRAIL BLAZ- $18,500. (941)681-2302
ER 48k miles, No title, _______cl9-90
looking for truck or blazer 32' WELLCRAFT San
body with title, or sell, Tropaz 1986 model, twin
trade for boat etc....(727)- 350's IBs, AC, sleeps 6,
710-3207 or 727-710- full galle, full canvas pkg.
3206 Runs & looks good.
2003 Jeep Liberty Limit- $7500. Must sell, please
ed, 37,800mi. loaded, call. 941-626-9075
leather, sunroof, $9,800. Charlotte RV &
obo. PG. (941)244-8356 MarineConsignments
2004 GMC Envoy, wanted, we'll sell your boat
emerald green, 44k mi. FREE. Indoor showroom.
6cyl. Factory warranty! Full service repairs, hull,
$9,950. (941)-493-4739 electrical, engine, paint,
www.billbuckchevrolet.com gelcoat, upholstery, trail-
2005 FORD FREESTYLE ers. Insurance claims wel-
All wheel drive. Ex cond. come. US 41 at Kings
40k miles, $9,999. Hwy., Port Charlotte 941-
(941)-497-1511 883-5555
www.CharlotteMarine.com
7310 4 X 4'S THE CLASSIFIED
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2007 TOYOTA FJ CR
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$1800 **SOLD** 7332 PERSONAL
14' ALUMINUM boat w/2 WATER VEHICLES
swivel seats, trailer, 2-3HP
motors, $1150 obo. 941- 2 2001 XL700 Yamaha 3
628-3812,743-0614 sweater Waverunners on
14' flats boat. Air boat hull. dual trailer. both run good.
50 HP. Near 0 hrs. New $2300/obo (941)-276-
trlr, trollg mtr, T-Top, live 2681
well, power pole; Reduced
from $16k to $10k. (941)- 2000 Sea-Doo Bombardier
662-7874 GTX. $1500. North Port.
Must Sell. **SOLD**
16'- 2003 Key Largo 50hp
Mercury, Galv. trlr. $6400 _______
(941)-240-6070 7334 OUTBOARD/
16' 04 Action Craft Fit Pro MARINE ENGINES
1600 TE, 90TLRC Yah 04
Alum. BoatMaster trailer,
Low Hrs. Exc. Cond. 5HP HONDA 4 stroke
$12,500. 941-456-7899 2006, long shaft, 5 hours,
,,never in salt water. $1150.
16' 1989 Critchfield fiber- 941-916-9126
Slass 70hp O/B Johnson
1500 (781)-953-3786 NEW 4 HP 4-Stroke
DECK BOAT Outboards
16' Sylvan 50hp Evinrude 217r.Warranty. $899
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$5995/obo (941)7166792 DOCKING
17' 2001 POLAR SKIFF
40HP Yamaha EL, trlr, Boat & RV storage. Full
Livewell, Bimini, trolling service boat yard, mobile,
motor Prestine cond. pick up/del., $45-$100
Fresh water use. mo. Albacore Marine Ser-
$6800/obo 941-716-6792 vice, 2850 Ave. of The
17' Osprey CC 90hp Evin- Americas, Englewood.
rude, Swival Seat, Bimini, 941-270-8206
Trailer, runs Great $2900
(941)-475-2526 Deep Water Boat Slips
Englewood 25-60'
18' 99 Pontoon, 40hp $9ft/mo.
Johnson w/trlr. Extras, 941-270-1449
$3,800 (941)-625-8449. D EP W T T
18.8' 1986 DEEP WATER BOAT
I/O BOW RIDER GMC SLIPS Englewood 25-60'
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/obo (941)-350-7867 941-270-1449


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& EQUIP.

621b 24volt Great White
Gator mount, clean, $175.
941-681-2302
Boat Lift- ACE, 10K Ibs.
Excellent Cond. $1,700
(941)-235-1890
GPS Furuno Nav Net #1 w/
fish find. New 2004 $1600
941-769-0792.

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2006 YAMAHA Grizzly 4
Wheeler, $1500., 2007
YAMAHA 125 Dirt Bike,
$1500. (941)-735-2827 or
(941)492-3279
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9'10'.Blue w/ deluxe
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$450.941-626-3108
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Ocean Kayaks Prowler 13'
Angler like new. $550.
255-3241

2-KAYAKS WITH PADDLES
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SCOOTERS
1993 Harley Davidson
Dynoglide $8000
(941)-916-5001
1996 KAWASAKI 1100 GPZ
11kmi, $3500. 781-953-
3786/941-255-3585
2002 Honda 1800 VTX,
vance pipes, mustang
seat, chromed, leather
saddle bags, black,
$6,500 obo. (941)-639-
5137 or (941)-258-0775
2002 Ninja Kawasaki
ZX750, Ex cond.
$3900obo 941-627-2730
2004 HD Custom Softail,
exc. cond. $10,750.
(941)-637-8881
2005 HONDA VTX 1300R
Custom paint lots of extras
low miles. $8900 (941)-
258-7592
2008 Lance Duke 150cc
touring scooter, 447mi.
$2,100. 941-740-0461


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7365 ATV

2004 Polaris Predator 90
Low hours, good condi-
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460-8810
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1996 WILDERNESS 20'
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1999 36' FOUR WINDS T.T,
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whole trailer, all white 1990 DODGE CLASS-B
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2005 29' R-Wagon Toy- $2500. 941-232-9711
Hauler by Trailite sip 6 like 863-993-0960
new $9,000. 628-0621
2006 34' Sierra 2 slides,
$23,500 (863)-773-4136 2006 40' Phaeton, 4
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FACES, FROM PAGE 11
completely individualize their
workout by exerting only as
much energy as they feel they
can at the moment.
What can set this type of
class apart from all other
group classes is the ability of
participants to take part in a
virtual outdoor road race
complete with hills, valleys
and straight-aways, while
accompanied by motivating
music," she continued.
An American Council on
Exercise study revealed that
exercisers in a typical indoor
cycling class reported and
exertion level in the teens
throughout the class, based
on the Borg's Rating of
Perceived Exertion Scale, a
rating scale from 6 to 20.


Photo provided
A ribbon cutting ceremony was
held recently for Charlotte
Behavioral Health Care.










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Charlotte D-Soto Englewood North Port Venice


Group indoor cycling classes
provide a challenging, vari-
able-intensity workout for
men, women and youth, if
the young people are of an
appropriate height to proper-
ly fit the cycle.
As with the other 22 differ-
ent types of group exercise
classes currently offered at
the Franz Ross YMCA, the
Spin-cycle classes are includ-
ed in membership. Non-
YMCA Members can access
any of these classes, with the
exception of Zumba, by pur-
chasing the 15-Class Exercise
Punch Card for $80. These
punch cards carry no expira-
tion date.
For more information,
please call Mimi Ford at the
Franz Ross YMCA at (941)
629-9622 / Ext. 109.


Photo provided
Renee' Hoffer, Carla Peralta, and Renee LePere are the three Spin-Cycle certified instructors that teach
classes at the Franz Ross YMCA.


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Cause for hope at Grove Terrace


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR

The Grove Terrace Apartments
may be deserted this holiday season,
but hope pervaded the proceedings
Thursday as a selection committee
considered companies interested in
rebuilding the low-income housing
project.
"It's impressive for us here in
Venice to get this caliber of respons-
es," said Ben Bell, the HUD-appoint-
ed advisor to the Venice Housing
Authority, employed by MD Strum
Housing Services Inc.
"It shows us what the market" can
produce, said Mark Pritchett, a


selection committee member.
Five submissions, several involv-
ing partnerships, were received. The
applicants include nationally recog-
-nized companies and one local
company and were characterized as
a far cry from an earlier VHA effort
that ended when a development
team pulled'out from a planned
rebuild in 2006.
Serving on the selection commit-
tee were former mayor Fred Ham-
mett, a board member of Habitat for
Humanity South Sarasota County;
Pritchett, vice president for commu-
nity investment with Gulf Coast
Community Foundation of Venice;
Brian Meurs, CEO of the Com-


munity Housing Trust of Sarasota
County; Bell; and Joe Dalton, of
Babe's Plumbing and vice chair of
theVHA.
Committee members recused
themselves from voting when they
had. intimate knowledge of the
applicants or their partners.
Four of five
. Following the committee's review,
four of the five applicants will have
their submission forwarded to the
housing authority board for consid-
eration.
The only one that didn't make the
Please see HOPE, 5A


SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.com
Venice Housing Authority Selection Committee members
review submissions from developers Thursday to rebuild low-
income housing at Grove Terrace: Fred Hammett, left, Joe
Dalton, Ben Bell and Brian Meurs.


City code to



define 'family'


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR

The last time Venice City
Council reviewed a draft short-
term rental ordinance it said it
went too far by unintentionalli
limiting rentals in multi-family
and commercial districts.
On Tuesday, council said the
draft didn't go far enough in lim-
iting the number of unrelated
family members who can occu-
py a residence, whether in a sin-
gle-family dwelling, condo or
apartment complex.
Council agreed to expand the
scope of services of its planning
consultant to include drafting a
definition of "family" that would
apply to all areas, not just single-
family zoning districts.
"Unrelated people living in a
unit ... longer than short-term
... has been raised" as an issue,
Mayor Ed Martin said.
"If we are going to have a def-
inition at all, (it needs to be) one
that is reasonable, defensible
and one that addresses an issue
we want to address," said
Council Member John Moore.
"We already (have) definitions of
family approved by courts. I
don't know why it would take a


whole lot of research to do."
Planning consultant Morris-
Depew Associates Inc. and out-
side counsel Andrea Zelman
agreed, but took time to caution
council about the, legal ramifica-
tions of going down that path.
Zelman said the reason the
planning consultant didn't
broaden the definition of family
to apply to other zoning districts
was it was "focusing on the draft
short-term rental ordinance in
single-family districts," not the
entire city.
"(There)' is so much litigation
over. that term (family), I hate to
have the short-term rental ordi-
nance hung tip over that term,"
consultant Dave Depew said.
Transient population
Council, which previously
said it had not given direction
for its consultant to go beyond
single-family districts, restated
its new intention to draft a sepa-
rate ordinance to include a defi-
nition of family that would be
applied to all areas of the city.
The review process for the new
ordinance will run parallel with
consideration of the draft short-
Please see CODE, 11A


Commission debates

'green' plan issues


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR

In its last meeting before the
holidays, the Venice Planning
Commission set aside more
draft comprehensive plan poli-
cies to rework.
Thursday evening's workshop
was unusual in that it tackled
environmental sections of the
comp plan but for the most part
ignored recommendations made
by the city's Environmental Task
Force.
That was by design, it turns
out. Initially, advisory boards
were asked to make their recom-
mendations to the commission,
but later, said commission chair
John Osmulski, that was chang-
ed to allow the task force to
make its case directly to council,
bypassing the planning com-
mission.
It works the opposite way in
Sarasota County, where advisory
boards make their recommen-
dations to the planning com-


mission before they're forward-
ed to the board of county com-
missioners. Laurel Schiller, chair
of the city's Environmental Task
Force, sits on the county plan-
niig board.
Of all the advisory boards to.
give input into the draft city
comprehensive plan, the En-
vironmental Task Force's recom-
mendations are by far the most
extensive and the boldest.
"Our task was to 'green' Ven-
ice," said Schiller, "and to work
on eco-tourism. Our policies
were directed in that manner."
The policies go far beyond
guidelines, imposing expensive
and tight land-use restrictions
far beyond what the planning
commission would likely ap-
prove.
The task force presented its
recommendations to the plan-
ning commission, presumably
for its consideration, but noted
the recommendations were' di-
Please see GREEN, 5A


Feeding the hungry one cookbook at a time


"Ifyou can'tfeed a.hundred
people, then just feed one."
Mother Teresa
BY BROOKY BROWN
PROJECTS EDITOR

A deep faith, personal hard-
ships and a desire to give back to
her community inspired Paula
Caithness to publish a cookbook
to feed the hungry.
Her personal experience as a
young mother trying to feed her
two children drove her passion
and concern for hungry children
and their
families
in Ven-
ice.
M" y M
marriage
ended
and I had
no child
support,
but I-did STAYING AFLOAT
haveade-
cent job at the time," she said.
"Still, it wasn't making ends
meet."
She has one particularly vivid
memory of those years.


Paula Caithness holds her cookbook, "A Taste of Heaven To Benefit the
Hungry," which she wrote and published to help feed the hungry in Venice.
The rum cake on Caithness's counter is made from a recipe in the cook-
book.


"One night I picked up the
kids from daycare and went
home," she said. "I opened the
fridge and there were only
condiments in there. It's a visual
I'll never forget."
Paula grew up in a family
where there was always food on


the table and a roof over their
heads, so she didn't know about
agencies that feed the hungry.
"I borrowed the money that
evening to get food for the chil-
dren," she said.
Please see HUNGRY, 11A


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WEEKEND EDITION DEC. 20, 2008


Venice City Hall will be closed Wednesday, Dec.
24, and Thursday, Dec. 25, in observance of the
Christmas holiday, and on Jan. 1 in observance of
NewYear's Day.
Solid waste, recycling and yard waste will not be
collected on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Thursday cus-
tomers will have all materials, including recycling
and yard waste, collected on the following Monday.
Collection service will be as usual on Dec. 24.
All Sarasota County government offices,
including libraries, the history center and recre-
ation centers, will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24,
and Thursday, Dec. 25. All county offices will
reopen Friday, Dec. 26.
Residents who live in unincorporated areas of the
county will not have yard waste, recyclables or
garbage collection on Christmas, Thursday, Dec. 25.
For residents whose regular collection day is
Thursday, yardwaste, recyclables and garbage will be
collected Friday, Dec. 26. For residents whose regular
collection day is Friday, yard waste, recyclables and
garbage will be collected Saturday, Dec. 27.
Because collection times vary, residents should
place refuse materials at the curb by 6 a.m. the day
of pickup.
Sarasota County's chemical collection centers
at 8750 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, and 250 South
Jackson Road, Venice, will be closed Wednesday,
Dec. 24, and Thursday, Dec. 25. The Citizen's.
Convenience Center at 4010 Knights Trail Road,
Nokomis, will be closed Thursday, Dec. 25, but will
be open Friday, Dec. 26.
The landfill at 4000 Knights Trail Road,
Sarasota, will be closed Thursday, Dec. 25, but
open Friday, Dec. 26. The landfill administration
offices will be closed Dec. 24 and Dec. 25.
SCAT bus service will not be offered on
Christmas, Dec. 25. Two bus routes will operate on
reduced schedules onWednesday, Dec. 24.
For more information, call 861-5000.


traffic is a major contributing factor in bicycle-
motor vehicle crashes. It's dangerous.
Motorists entering or exiting the roadway do
not expect traffic to approach from the wrong
direction. Cyclists violating this law can be
warned or even cited when observed by local
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WEEKEND EDITION DEC. 20, 2008 SUN NEWSPAPERS 3A


County pitches $33 million for Orioles


BY JOHN HAUGHEY
STAFF WRITER

It's not the deal the Baltimore
Orioles wanted: $33 million for a $58
million project.
Sarasota County commissioners
refused to raise the tourism develop-
ment tax by a quarter-cent, essen-
tially offering the Orioles the same
deal the team rejected weeks ago.
SAfter a hearing that featured 22
speakers 11 for, 11 against it
was apparent that the plan to gener-
ate up to $48.2 million by increasing
the bed tax a quarter-cent, and ded-
icating three-quarters of a cent to,
the project, would not garner the
needed four votes.
Commissioner Joe Barbetta
would not support the deal because
of uncertainties about costs, financ-
ing and revenues.
"This price is too much," he said.
"I have to base my decision on factu-
al data, factual projections. I just
don't have that."
Barbetta had "serious concerns"
about the $58 million project, espe-
cially with the Tampa Bay Rays mov-
ing into a renovated stadium in
Murdock in February.
"Look at what is happening in
Charlotte County," he said. "They
have a $29 million deal with the
American League champions."
Barbetta voted for the revised


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deal in a 4-1 decision with Commis-
sioner Jon Thaxton dissenting.
Commission Chair Shannon
Staub, who supported the original
offer, apologized to the Orioles..
"I think you have a package rather
than just spring training," she said.
"It's really sad that we have taken
that and thrown it aside."
Orioles Executive Vice President
John Angelos would not offer any
timeline for resuming negotiations.
"We will consider their offer in
due course," he said.
Magnitude
The revised offer will not raise the
bed tax levied at hotels and rental
condos beyond the half-cent raised
last year to renovate Ed Smith Sta-
dium to retain the Cincinnati Reds.
Without the additional quarter-
cent, the revised proposal will gener-
ate between $33 million and $38
million.
Other uncertainties that doomed


the $48 million package included
the Sarasota City Commission's waf-
fle on its $5 million share, and con-
cerns about bond interest rates.
The higher the rate, the more
money bonds issued to finance the
project will cost to pay back.
The standard interest rate is 6.9
percent "right now," but the county
cannot pay more than 5.22 percent
to keep the proposal viable, As-
sistant County Administrator Dave
Bullock said.
More than 500 residents signed a
petition calling for a referendum on
the proposal.
County Attorney Steve DeMarsh
said the deal does not require a ref-
erendum because the county is not
borrowing money to be paid back
with property tax revenues.
Angels said Orioles' spring train-
ing would contribute $36 million,
and Ripken's academy $17 million,
annually to the local economy. He
also said the deal provides up to $3.5
million in free advertising to pro-
mote Sarasota on the Orioles' Mid-
Atlantic Sports Network, which
broadcasts from Pennsylvania to
North Carolina.
"That recurring $53 million value
warrants a one-time investment of
some magnitude," he said. "The
annual return to the community far
exceeds the one-time investment."
jhaughey@sun-herald.com


Student ID badges on hold


BY AUDREY
BLACKWELL
STAFF WRITER

A student ID .program
to enhance student safety
that was tested in county
schools last year has yet to
be implemented. The poor
economy is to blame.
"We have the equip-
ment to produce the
badges, but because of the
cost to print the cards and
purchase the lanyards, we
decided to delay it for a
year," said Darrell Reyka,
manager of school safety
and security.
Each student would get
two badges: one would
display the name of the
school and student's name
(first name only for ele-
mentary school students),
teacher's name and bar
code of the student's per-
sonal identification num-
ber, while the other would
use radio frequency iden-
tification to track students
on school buses.
The second card would
require a mechanical
reader on the bus to sense
the bar code number and
send the data back to the


district's server.
"The RFID tag for buses
presents a few more chal-
lenges technically," said
Scott Ferguson, district
communications special-
ist.
The program may be
resurrected for the 2009-
10 school year, but noth-
ing is certain while the dis-
trict looks at more budget
cuts for next year.
The two cards plus a
lanyard would cost $10.75
per student. The Dec. 12
enrollment figures show
S41,998 students in the dis-
trict.
Faculty and staff all
wear identification badges
now, and vendors and visi-
tors are required to check
in at a school's administra-
tive office and secure a
temporary ID. to wear
while on campus.
"In January we will
revisit the student ID
badges and should get
good direction," Reyka
said. "We will have a better
idea about the budget
then."
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POLICE BEAT


Venice Police
Department arrests
Steven Haislip, 26, 500
blockW.Venice Ave. Venice.
Charges: grand theft of
motor vehicle, petit theft,
driving while license sus-
pended, canceled or
revoked. Bond: $1,370.
Christopher St. John,
49, 100 block E. Airport
Ave., Venice. Charges: DUI
(third or subsequent viola-
tion), driving while license
revoked (habitual offend-
er), no motor vehicle regis-
tration. Bond: $7,120.
Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office arrests
Steven Michael Zel-
azney, 23, 500 block
Crocus Road, Venice.
Charges: leaving scene of
accident with injury with-
out rendering aid, driving
while license suspended,
canceled or revoked.
Bond: $1,250.
Jason Lee Hammond,
35, 100 block Pops Lane,
Nokomis. Charges: con-
tempt (possession of con-
trolled substance without
prescription two counts).
Bond: $10,000.
Tony Jo Donson, 42,
500 block Sheridan Drive,
Venice. Charge: violation
of probation (burglary of
an unoccupied structure).


Schools

offer driver

training
STAFF REPORT
Sarasota County Public
Schools will offer an after-
school driver education
program starting Jan. 21.
The program will be
offered in all Sarasota
County high schools.
School officials said
that the program will
consist of six hours of dri-
ving and six hours of
classroom instruction in
all six high schools. The
program at Pine View will
also include a course of
54 hours of classroom
and six hours of behind-
the-wheel instruction.
Students who attend
the 54-hour Pine View
course will be eligible for
a half-credit as an elec-
tive course, school offi-
cials said.
"While the driver edu-
cation offerings will now
'be after-school electives
rather than credit cours-
es, they meet the state's
requirement for offering
driver's education to
teenagers," said school
district spokesman Scott
Ferguson.
"We hope that all young
drivers in Sarasota County,
including students enrolled
in schools other than our
district public schools, will
now take advantage of the
program," he said.
The county school dis-
trict had canceled driver
education courses to save
money, Ferguson said.
When the classes were
offered as a for-credit
course it cost the district
$950,000 a year.
The new classes will be
mostly paid for using funds
from the Dori Slosberg
Driver Education Safety
Act, saving the district
about $850,000, Ferguson
said.
All courses will be
administered by Ault's
Driver Education Center,
they said.
The driver education
programs are open to all
private, home-schooled,
and public high school stu-
dents in Sarasota County,
officials said.


Registration forms may
be picked up at the nearest
local high school.
For more information
about the driver education
program, call Jim Clark,
supervisor for driver edu-
cation, at 927-9000, ext.
34.111, or Ault's Driver
Education Center at 355-
4202 or 474-5125.


Bond: none.
Jason Owen Salter, 43,
700 block Old Albee Farm
Road, Nokomis. Charge:
domestic battery. Bond:
none.
Stuart Michael Wil-
liams, 18, 100 block Al-
mafie Drive, Nokomis.
Charges: fraudulent use of
a credit card (more than


$100), forgery (two counts).
Bond: $3,000.
Angela Massengill
Pritchett, 55, 200 block
Forest St., Nokomis. Charge:
violation of probation
(DUI). Bond: $1,000.
Jesse James Shoupe,
26, 200 block N. Jessica St.,
Nokomis. Charges: third-
degree felony grand theft


($300-$500), violation of
financial responsibility for
property damage. Bond:
$1,050.
Marie D. Marth, 18,
200 block N. Jessica St.,
Nokomis. Charge: posses-
sion of cannabis (less than
20 grams). Bond: $120.
FletcherW. Negele, 23,
2600 block Heatherwood


Circle, Venice. Charge: out-
of-county warrant (driving
while license suspended
or revoked second
offense). Bond: $10,000.
Terri Charlotte Flynn,
39, 400 block Porpoise
Road, Venice. Charge:
DUI. Bond: $500.
Ryan Kutscher, 19, 300
block Browns Road,


Nokomis. Charge: viola-
tion of probation (posses-
sion marijuana not more
than 20 grams). Bond:
$15,000.
SCharles Edric Her- 2
nandez, 23, 300 block
Bayside Parkway, Nokomis.
Charge: contempt (dealing
in stolen property). Bond:
none.


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GREEN from Page lA
rected to council, not the commission.
Faced with that conflict, Osmulski
chose to address council's draft environ-
mental policies and ignore the task force's
recommendation.
Cursory review
Still, a number of commission mem-
bers brought up some of the task force's
concerns for discussion, but it didn't
adopt any of them.
One was a recommendation to
encourage city possession of damaged
coastal properties. To accomplish that,
the task force recommended a Post
Disaster Redevelopment Plan that
"includes a temporary suspension on,
rebuilding not immediately needed for
the public health, safety and welfare.
During the building suspension, the city
can consider purchasing damaged prop-
erties or pursuing other mitigation
responses."
Also straying from the current draft
comp plan is a recommendation that any
redevelopment after a storm would be
required to meet current city ordinances
and regulations and "not negatively
impact native vegetation, beaches or
coastal dune systems."
Several planning commission mem-
bers objected to the recommendation.
Under other task force recommenda-
tions, all development in the city would
be required to be "green development" by
2010, defined as sustainable building and
development planning methods that
minimize:impact on natural resources,
energy consumption, use of water, use of
raw materials and waste generation.
One of the more expensive recQm-
mendations is a proposed requirement to
purify all runoff throughout the city.
"Putting this in our comp plan when
we haven't talked to the public about
this," said Osmulski, "is putting the cart
before the horse, again."
Native trees, plants
The planning commission pulled a
number of policies for more work and
recommended another to encourage
scheduled openings for Circus Bridge.
Commissioners objected to a draft
tree-protection policy that would require
every tree taken out to beireplaced.
It would stop clear-cutting, Osmulski
said, and require forests.
"Are we requiring more to be put back
in than are being removed?" Osmulski
asked.
Yes, said Council Member Sue Lang,
the liaison to the commission. "'That was,
intent. (We) want to increase tree
canopy."
"It might be impossible to build if you
do that ... have to replace every tree taken
out," Osmulski said.
"I'm not comfortable with the expan-
siveness of this," said Commission
Member Sid Shrauger.
"We need to quantify that," said
Commission Member Greg Shanika.
The commission also pulled a draft
policy requiring removed trees and plants
be replaced with native Florida species.
"If you limit to native Florida plants,
you are eliminating 80 percent of plants
in Venice," said resident Marty Dover.
"Most landscaped trees in Venice are not
native to Florida.
"You are trying to eliminate the nox-
ious (plants), but not the desirable non-


native plants."
The commission agreed and directed
its consultant to incorporate the neces-
sary changes.
More airport objections
Venice resident and former Airport
Advisory Board Member Paul Hollowell
asked the commission to delete two poli-
cies that affect airport property.
"Both are not-so-subtle attempts on
the part of the city to take airport proper-
ty to the detriment of the airport and its
mission, and would be contrary to the
assurances that the city has made to the
FAA that they will not discriminate
against any aeronautical activity or take
any action that reduces the utility of the
airport," Hollowell said.
He was referring to a draft policy that
would designate the Lake Venice Golf
Club as a permanent recreation area,
while the another would make the airport
festival grounds a permanent fixture. It's
currently considered a temporary use.
Both policies were pulled for further
consideration.

"If you limit to native Florida
plants, you are eliminating 80
percent of plants in Venice.
Most landscaped trees in


Venice are not
Florida."


native to


- Marty Dover


Mining ops
Osmulski objected to draft policies on
mining operations and mining regulatory
oversight.
"Is this overstepping an interlocal
agreement?" he asked of Lang. "Is the city
going to take over (county) responsibility
for that (standards and oversight)?"
"(We) don't have adequate regulations
in place," Lang said. "Apparently, there is a
gap (that) needs to be worked out."
Lang said there needs to be better
enforcement.
"The city needs to talk to the county
about it and make a decision," Lang said.
"And our taxes will go up," Osmulski
said.
Circus Bridge
Osmulski scored a personal victory
after he chided city council for not doing
more to end traffic jams caused by
unscheduled openings of the Circus
Bridge!' W",
"I've said (this) many times, and
nobody will do anything," he said. "You
get together with U.S. Coast Guard (like
they did at) Stickney Point Bridge" and
make a request for a schedule.
"The city would have to ask for that to
be done," he said.
Commission members agreed to add it
to the draft comp plan.
"I should have worn my Santa Claus
suit," Osmulski said. "That was my
Christmas present to the city ofVenice."
Following the holidays the planning
commission will move into what it's call-
ing "reconciliation meetings" to improve
the policies set aside for more work. The
first will take place Jan. 8 at 5 p.m. in
council chambers.
ggiles@venicegondolier.com


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cut was the local one, from
Brad Baker. He had offered
to buy out the failed VHA
planned development back
in 2006 but the offer wasn't
taken up.
Bell said Baker's Bramar
Development Inc. may
have "incorrectly read the
RFQ." Bramar scored 26.67
out of a possible 105 points
under the selection com-
mittee's criteria list.
"I think the people who
put this together have the
capacity, but they didn't
show it" in this RFQ, he.
said.
Topping the list of can-
didates is Norstar/PriMer-
ica, of Tampa, which re-
ceived an average com-
mittee score of 101 out of
105 points. One of Nor-
star/PriMerica's partners
would be a local branch of
Kimley Horn and Associ-
ates, a planning group that
includes former city man-
ager Marty Black.
NRP Group/RGA Group
came in at 90.20, Telesis
Corp./Kadushin Associ-
ates Architects at 87.6 and
Core/Beneficial
Communities at 87.25.
Criteria considered were:
responsiveness to VHA's-
request-for qualifications;
approach and methodolo-
gy; organization and fi-
nancial capacity; technical
ability and viability; previ-
ous partnerships and Flor-
ida experience; and plans
to hire locally.
Bell said key was a will-
ingness on the part of
applicants to invest their
own resources into the
project, and assist VHA in
securing HUD funding, as
well as a commitment to
attempt to use local con-
tractors.
Land swap rejected
Off the table is a land
deal proposed by Venice
landlord Don O'Connell.


He offered to swap 6 ad-
joining acres in exchange
for 2-1/2 acres and the
existing buildings, which
he said could be rehabili-
tated.
In September VHA put
out a request for expres-
sions of interest for similar
swaps and received "sever-
al offers," according to
VHA Chair George Barr,
"with none showing any
substance."
"The board of commis-
sioners decided to move
on with its plan bf demoli-
tion and redevelopment,"
Barr said.
The VHA board deter-
mined that the apart-
ments were substandard
and needed to be demol-
ished. Relocation of ten-
ants was completed by.
September through a fed-
eral HUD voucher pro-
gram. There's no word on


when the demolition will
take place.
Barr thanked the selec-
tion committee members
"for taking the time to
attend and witness this
historic undertaking by
the VHA."
"We are further ahead
than ever," he said.
"Good things come to
those who wait," said Dal-
ton. "Compared to what
we had before ... this is
unbelievable."
"There are some really
good proposals that give
your board a lot of good
options as it goes to the
next step," said Hammett.
"A lot better than what you
had to deal with several
years ago."
The VHA board meets in
January to consider the
selection committee's work.
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DEC.20, 2008
WFFKFND EDITION


GONDOLIER SUN EDITOR
BOB MUDGE
bmudge@venicegondolier.com


OPINION


OUR VIEW



Special fund recognizes soldiers' needs


T ake the economic problems fac-
ing all Americans right now, and
then mix in the stress, dislocation
and re-entry issues experienced by
those returning home from war.
That gives us a little idea of the spe-
cial needs of the service men and
women currently deployed in the wars
in Iraq and Afghanistan and the recent
veterans of those wars.
That's why we were pleased to learn
about a new grant awarded to Gulf
Coast Community Foundation of
Venice that will be used to assist current
members of the military and veterans of
the two wars.
The California-based Iraq-Afghan-
istan Deployment Impact Fund has
funneled $5 million through GCCFV
one of three nonprofit organizations in
Florida to receive such money. The
foundation, in turn, will pass grants to


nonprofit veterans organizations in 25
counties, including Charlotte, Sarasota,
DeSoto and Hardee. Information is
available on the foundation's Web site
(www.gulfcoastcf.org) to guide local
organizations through the application
process.
The money will support members of
the military including National
Guard and Reserve units and their
families before and during deployment,
according to the Web site. It will be used
to support families when the service
member has returned and after dis-
charge. It may also be used to help
injured and disabled veterans of the two
wars and families of those who have
died.
"Military leaders have told us that
key needs among active-duty person-
nel, veterans and their families include
counseling for service members, (such


as) those dealing with post-traumatic
stress disorder and brain trauma, as
they integrate into society, and counsel-
ing for their families," the foundation's
Greg Luberecki told us.
Thankfully, the potential problems of
PTSD have been widely publicized in
the past five years, and more soldiers
seem willing to seek treatment. A Vet-
erans Administration center in Sara-
sota, for instance, deals specifically with
psychological disabilities like PTSD in a
nonhospital setting with counselors
and social workers. Counties have vet-
erans affairs offices that help vets navi-
gate the Veterans Administration sys-
tem.
But beyond health and disability
issues are those facing civilians. For ser-
vice members and recent veterans, and
economic issues may be compounded.
An in-depth story by the Bloomberg


News Service this spring addressed the
particular problems of foreclosures in
the military community, noting that
towns near military bases experiencing
a foreclosure rate four times higher than
the national average.
SFoundation money may be used for
emergency financial assistance, finan-
cial counseling and mortgage relief,
Luberecki said.
It may also be used for job counsel-
ing and employment assistance. And
for families, it could provide child care
and transportation if none is available..
We're heartened to see the extra
effort extended to our service men and
women. The impact will likely be great-
est in the Tampa region, nearer than our
area to military bases. But the program
recognizes the need of those who
served our country oversees and the
debt we all owe them.


My gift list


MARY KAY RUPPEL
COLUMNIST


Don't you just love this
time of the year? My
favorite part about it this
year is that it's almost over.
It has been the most
incredibly horrible year of
my life.
I hope that 2009 brings
a healthier economy, fewer
worries and woes, no more
spills and just a better year
all around.
Of course, I have my
special best wishes for the
following as well:
Publisher Bob Vedder
little Preparation H for
By's Crack.
Editor Bob Mudge a
little cheese to go with his
"Whine."
Vice Mayor Sue Lang -
a ticket home to Con-
necticut. It would save us a
lot of money and, after all,
the airport was here first.
Mayor Ed Martin the
Perfect "consultant" to
solve the airport problems
that we never had before
he moved to Golden
Beach.
Developer Mike Miller
appreciation and re-
spect instead of criticism
and carping.
All over-the-top envi-
ronmentalists the news
flash that global warming
and cooling are simply
summer and winter.
Tim Tebow, Florida Ga-
tors junior QB the right
to feel cheated because the
Heisman Trophy rules are
as confusing as the Elec-
toral College's. You were
better than the other QBs
and should have won
again this year.
Now, I'll spread my fairy
wings a bit.
State of Illinois voters -
a little light bulb that will
turn on over their heads in


the voting booth to distin-
guish the good guys from
the bad guys.
The big three automo-
tive executives an IQ
equal to their salaries (and
whatever you do,. Santa,
don't let them mess with
your sleigh).
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin
- to wise up and not
waste her brains, looks
and innate talents on poli-
tics. Personally, I'd spend
more time at home with
hunka, hunka, hunka.
Laura Bush anything
your heart desires because
you have displayed more
grace and ease than any
First Lady I can think of.
Thank you.
Caroline Kennedy -
the throne she so richly
deserves excuse me, I
mean the soon-to-be-
vacated seat in the U.S.
Senate.
Soon-to-be-ex-Presi-
.dent George W. Bush -
the self-control not to
laugh hysterically at the
next presidential inaugu-
ration.
President-elect Barack
Obama the self-control
not to throw a shoe at
Bush's head during the
inauguration.
Famous Hollywood
director Steven Spielberg's
- his next film, to be
called "Close Encounters
of the Worst Kind," is all
about his personal deal-
ings with Bernie Madoff,
the perpetrator of the $50-
billion Ponzi scheme that
he shared with all of his
friends. With friends like
Bernie, who needs ene-
mies?
Washington Gov. Chris-
tine Gregoire a new
desk plaque to be placed
alongside her old one that
will read: Governor C--
ine Gregoire. That's for
anyone who is offended by
the word "Christ."
If I have left you out,
please forgive me. I'll of-
fend you some other time.

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


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LETTERS FROM OUR READERS



At least keep them off the sidewalk


Editor:
It's that time of year again. More people are driving on
our roads.
If they were all safe drivers, that would not be a prob-
lem. However, a good number of these additional drivers
appear to lack courtesy, common sense and an under-
standing of basic rules of the road. Too many of these
drivers speed, drive through red lights and completely
ignore pedestrians and bicycle riders.
I have a handicap and, as a result, don't drive a car. For
most of the year I get around town riding my bicycle. But
with the influx of careless drivers, I feel threatened. I
have been cut off in the crosswalks and even while riding
on the sidewalk.
I have been taught the safety rules about bicycle rid-
ing and for. most of the year have no problem. During
this part of the year I am afraid to ride my bicycle
because of the recklessness and impatience of these
dangerous drivers. I feel I'm being held hostage because
I can't get around town any other way.
I'm sure there are other bicycle riders and pedestrians
who feel the way I do. Is there anything that can be done
to increase safety in town? Or is that going to be lost
again until next spring?
Kristin Kirsch
Venice


Downtown is the
place to shop
Editor:
In these precarious eco-
nomic times, it is more
important than ever to
support our downtown
businesses.
We all love the conve-
nience and quaintness of
our downtown; thus, we
must do our part to pa-
tronize the merchants.
Have you walked down-
town Venice lately? New
shops and restaurants are
scattered throughout the
area. Have you visited the
arcade on Miami Avenue?
Before you say prices
are too high in our down-
town, check it out. Mer-
chants cater to individual
needs during the holidays,


for example, mailing and
gift wrapping.
Have you considered
being a "Downtowner"?
We are a group of volun-
teers who guide tourists to
that special shop or rest-
aurant that they can't
seem to find. We distribute
maps, flyers and event
notices to tourists.
This unique program
was organized under the
auspices of Venice Main-
Street Inc. and is staffed by
neighbors who enjoy and
want to maintain the
charm and stability of our
lovely downtown.
Interested? Call 485-
7436 or 488-3029.

Susie Zavodnyik
Venice


Blame the economy,
not the car makers
Editor:
Stating that the auto-
makers are not making
economical, environmen-
tally friendly, well-de-
signed cars is simply not
true if you look at the facts.
Ford outsold Honda by
more than 800,000 vehi-
cles and Nissan by 1.2 mil-
lion in the United States
last year. GM outsold Toy-
ota by about 1.2 million.
GM was the world's No. 1
automaker, beating Toyota
by 3,000 vehicles. Saying
that Detroit builds vehi-
cles no one wants to buy is
just not true.
Consumer Reports rat-
ed Ford high and on par in
quality, with the Japanese
automakers. In 2009 Ford
has the Fusion hybrid on
target with 39 mpg, beat-
ing the Carmry hybrid. To-
day the GM Malibu beats
the Accord at 33 mpg.
It is a reckless statement
to lump the entire auto
industry in with the finan-
cial collapse caused by the
secondary mortgage dis-
aster and the greed associ-
ated with the Wall Street.
Their bailout cost America
$700 billion dollars. The
automakers are asking 4
percent of the bailout
money to save American
jobs to save the Amer-
ican way of life.
The bailout will not
only save an industry but it
will prevent the backbone
of many families from col-
lapsing by losing more
than 2 million jobs and bil-
lions in tax dollars. Col-
lapse of the auto industry


will end health benefits
and retirement benefits for
a million retirees, thus
burdening a nation that is
on the verge of collapse. r
Once the big three are
gone, theywill be gone for7
ever like every industry
that went overseas.

Susan Cairo
Ford retiree
Venice
Aviation event
was awesome
Editor:
Roger Jernigan and his
team held an awesome
free event at Venice Mu-
nicipal Airport on Dec. 6.
It attracted aviation
enthusiasts, seasoned pro-
fessionals, retired military
pilots and little children
enthralled with the magic
of flight.
It demonstrated the
good will and enthusiasm
of the entire airport com,
munity. It was education-
al, enteftainingi thrilling
(some took rides in an
open cockpit bi-plane or
helicopter) and just plain
fun.
The event was well
coordinated, well staffed
and well attended. The
exhibitors brought a
wealth of experience and
information to the public.
People enjoyed flight sim-
ulators, antique aircraft,
military planes, experi-
mental aircraft, heli-
copters and models.
It was a proud day for
those of us who are dedi-
cated to the good work
that encompasses the
Please see LETTERS, 7A







WEEEN EITIN DC.20.208 UNNEWPAER 7


Keep your chin up


... or head down


bare heads like a cloud-
burst on a July afternoon.
It's hard not to feel vulner-
able as the economic bot-
tom shakes and slides.
And it's not just me, I
figured, so I fished around
for professional guidance.


Jay Glynn, a mental-
health professional, knows
well that it's tough for
everyone, but his focus
was less on general inse-
curity than the growing
despair of those already in
free fall.


Anxiety can quickly shift
to depression, and then
people need real help.
But, he offered, make
sure to take care of your
needs and then try to re-
lax. Worry begets more
worry.


"Find things to get your
mind off your troubles," he
said. "If every time you
turn the news on, you get
bombarded, maybe it's
time to turn the news off."
Or skip dour newspa-
per columns?


"It's a rough time now,"
Glynn added. "Unfortun-
ately, it's not looking like
it'll go away quickly."

Steve Baumann is an
editorial writer for the
Englewood Sun.,


Duck!
The sky is falling.
Keep your head down.
It's hard to escape that
feeling these days.
You can turn off the TV
skip the business section,
file the 401(k) statements
in the drawer unopened,
!but you've got to leave the
house sometime.
On Sunday, our priest
'announced weekly dona-
tions had dropped a third.
Layoffs were coming to the
church office. After the ser-
vice, a woman stood in the
parking lot with a sign that
read: "Unemployed. Need
money."
When I stopped by
Target a few days later to
buy Christmas presents for
the grandchildren, a man
approached outside and
asked for a dollar to catch
the bus to a free clinic. I
gave him the two singles I
had in my wallet.
At the checkout line, I
signed up for a store credit
card to save 10 percent. I
tapped out my address,
Social Security number
and general income infor-
mation on the electronic
pad then waited for the
OK.
Nope. Rejected. The
checkout lady said they'd
review my application and
get back to me in a week.
Tight credit is what they
call it.
It didn't stop there.
Driving north on U.S. 4 T
soon after, a man in a
blaze-orange vest held out
a white plastic bucket at a
busy intersection. A wom-
an on the southbound side
had one too, and both
were asking for food
pantry donations.
I was out of singles, but
managed to scrounge up
34 cents from the center
console. "God bless you,"
he said when I apologized.
SIs the sky falling or
what?
I finally dropped by
another store. While pay-
ing, the woman at the reg-
ister took a call and said,
''OK, no problem," into the
receiver.
Then she turned back
to me: "That's a woman
who had to cancel a wine-
tasting because she lost
her job." It was the second
cancellation this week.
Sure, it was only a wine
tasting. There are worse
things, like losing your job.
The clerk told me her
husband had been laid off
twice in the past year, but
recently found another
job, and a good one.
"Around here?"
"There's nothing around
here," she said. "He has to
travel."
.Duck!
I really don't want to
sound like a bummer -
honest and maybe it
Was just a bad day or a bad
week. But sometimes the
individual drips of this
"economic crisis" con-
verge on the top of our


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8A
DEC. 20, 2008
WEEKEND EDITION


SOUTH COUNTY RECORD


S l iD -


* Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Kenneth
E. Hodge: between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Tatyana
Suprun: between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Amber E.
Tull: between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Kono T.
Jackson: between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Patricia
Irias: between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Helen
Soja: between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Capital One Bank USA, NA v. MaryA.
Jacobs: between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Christina
E. Pearce: between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Adrienne
Sollecito: between $500.01 and $2,500.
* American General Finance, Inc. v.
William R. Werner and Diana Werner:
.between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Troy R.
Williams: between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Eric J.
Deschene: between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Capital One Bank USA, NAv. Michael
K. Freetage: between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Sterling Property Management v. Debra
A. Williams: between $2,501.01 and
$5,000.
* Chase Bank USA, NA v. Jan P
MacNamara: between $500.01 and
$2,500.
* Century Bank, FSB v. Sarah A. Winne:
between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Midland Funding, LLC v. Kerrianne
Horvatin: between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Midland Funding, LLC v. KimVokes;
between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Michael H. Feldman v. Stacie Caspari:
between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Pinnacle Credit Services, LLC v. Martin
D. Bulaw: between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Pinnacle Credit Services, LLC v. Carl R.
Knittle: between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Antonio A. Bianchi v. Auto City of
Sarasota, Inc.: between $2,501.01 and
$5,000.
* Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Colin
Kelly: between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Midland Funding, LLC v. Larry
Mahaney: between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Englewood Community Hospital, Inc.
v. Mona M. MacLean: between $500.01
and $2,500.


* Fawcett Memorial Hospital v. Robert L.
Scott: between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* LVNV Funding, LLC v. Robert M. Loar:
between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Bank of America, NA v. Amanda H.
Kerrick: between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Arrow Financial Services, LLC v. Helen
Daugherty: between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Discover Bank v. Lowell G. Sellers:
between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Mercury Insurance Co. of Florida v.
Flagship Towing and Richard T. Williams:
between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* John Deiss and Lisa Dorflinger v. Sherri
Schroeder and Mike Schroeder: between
$500.01 and $2,500.
* Robert Libutti v. Thomas Ochwat:
between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Coast Pump & Supply Co., Inc. v. PC
Miller Lawnmasters, LLC: between
,$500.01 and $2,500.
* Coast Pump & Supply Co., Inc. v.
Irrigation Masters of South Florida, Inc.
and Michael R. Belyea: between $400.01
and $2,500.
* Coast Pump & Supply Co., Inc. v. Easy
Water, Inc. and Bradley O. Berdon:
between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Shirley
Carr: between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Florida Rainware Supply, Inc. v.
Zachary Grove Gutters; Inc., Zachary B.
Grave, and Allison B. Grave: between
$2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Jan
Alexander: between $2,501.01 and
$5,000.
* Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Margaret
Eidorowicz: between $2,501.01 and
$5,000.
* Chase Bank USA, NA v. Leah R. Eash:
between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Brian F
Cox: between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Capital One Bank USA, NA v. John
Nelson: between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Citifinancial, Inc. v. Jesse R. Bell:
between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Cach, LLC v. Rosalba Jimenez: between
$2,501.01 and $5,000.
* SunTrust Bank, NA v. Christopher K.
Hudson: between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Kevin P
Barber: between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Capital One Bank USA, NA v. J. Giler:


between $500.01 and $2,500.
* LHR, Inc. v. Brenda J. Challender:
between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Mary T. McLellan v. Todd D. Mullins:
between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Capital One Bank v. Helen Topping:
between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Arrow Financial Services, LLC v. Jassan
Stoeckel: between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Hann Financial Services Corp. v. Alexis
M. Evans: between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Thomas Kelly, Richard Bradway, Robert
DeBoer, and Charles Hodges v. James A.
Bogen and Nancy C. Bogen: between
$2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Dyco Water Systems v. Stephen L.
Guzman: between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Atlantic Credit & Finance, Inc. v.
Milagros Velasquez: between $2,501.01
and $5,000.
* SunTrust Bank, NA v. Martha E. Craner:
between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Crown Asset Management, LLC v.


George L. Leonard: between $2,501.01
and $5,000.
* Unifund CCR Partners v. Brian L.
.Vought: between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* North Star Capital Acquisitions v. Anna
Molda: between $500.01 and $2,500.
* North Star Capital Acquisitions v.
Steven L. Kelm: between $500.01 and
$2,500.
* Unifund CCR Partners v. Lynda A.
Alexander: between $100 and $500.
* North Star Capital Acquisitions v.
Justine Mackie: between $500.01 and
$2,500.
* Capital One Bank USA, NAv. Marcela
M. Tisera: between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Allison E.
Smith: between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Chase Bank USA, NA v. Patricia A.
Sands: between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
*Capital One Bank USA, NAv. Shawn
McCauley: between $2,501.01 and
$5,000.


Ia i D.- I 1- 1


* Robert Lee Scott and
Tamie Jean Burns
* Michael K. Miller and
Susan A. Magdalena
Otalora Ramirez
* Brendan Wise Strum and
Holly Michele Sherwood


* Wayne Roger Aupperly
and Zhao Yujing
* Remo Adalfo Loyal and
Nancy Smith Allen
* Vincent Lamar Stani-
shewski and Julia Marie
Bregenzer


* Brian Frederick Fischer
and Gabrielle JoyWalms-
ley
* Gregory Martin Swat
and Sharon Marie Hav-
rilka


ID o p I- :


* Leslie B. Miller v. Frederick Miller
* Richard Kimmick v. Loretta Kimmick
* Brian Goodfriend v. Pamela Goodfriend
* Charleen Patricia Kelleher v. Donald
Robert Kelleher
* Carlene Lee Pedroso v. Raidolph


Pedroso
* Frederick R. Lathwood v. Eileen
Lathwood
* Margot A. Baker v. John W Baker
* Charles Howard Davis v. Caryn Nicole
Davis


Bnrpce


The following have filed
petitions with the United
States Bankruptcy Court
for the Middle District in
Tampa.
SARASOTA COUNTY
Andrew Martin Bado-
lato, EO. Box 930, Osprey.
Dec. 9. Chapter 13. 08-
19609.


Richard D. Clute, 1600
Rossanne Place, Engle-
wood. Dec. 4. Chapter 13.
08-19344.
Floyd L. Davidson,
6940 Halliwell St., North
Port. Dec. 10. Chapter 13.
08-19682.
Jeffrey H. Doyle, 3677
Caballero Ave., North Port.


Dec. 4. Chapter 13. 08-
19352.
Sean P. O'Brien, 3899
Crittendon St., North Port.
Dec. 4. Chapter 13. 08-
19339.
BeverlyA. Phillips, 433
Driftwood Road, Vence.
Dec. 8. Chapter 13. 08-
19482.


Keep Sarasota'
County Beautiful
honored

For the seventh consec-
utive year, Keep Sarasota
County Beautiful has re-
ceived a President's Circle
Award from Keep America
Beautiful, the nation's
largest volunteer-based
community action and
education program.
Keep America Beautiful
was established in 1953
and has a network of near-
ly 1,000 affiliates and part-
ners. Sandra Washington
has led the local Sarasota
County affiliate for more
than 20 years.
According to Washing-
ton, KSCB received the
award because of its ongo-
ing training schedule, its
active board, conducting
an annual litter index and
calculating a cost-benefit
ratio for the program.


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COUNTY CALENDAR
No county meetings are scheduled for the
week of December21 -December27,
2008.
APPUCATION CLOSING DATE: Open
Until Filled
Advisory Board: Community Action
Agency Board (CAAB).
Information: Health and Human Services,
Rik Jimison, 941-861-2564.
E-mail: jimison@scgov.net
APPUCATION CLOSING DATE: Open
Until Filled
Advisory Board: Health Fadlities Authority
& Industial Development Revenue Bond
CitizensAdvisory Committee.
Information: Office of Financial Planning,
Richard Gleitsman, 941-232-6112.
E-mail: rgleitsman@scgov.net
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: Open
Until Filled
Advisory Board: Historical Commission
Information: Sarasota County History Center,

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


Jeff LaHurd, 941-861-6090.
E-mai: jlahurd@scgov.net
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: Open
Until Filled
AdvisoryBoard: Keep Sarasota County
Beautiful Advisory Board (KSCBAB)
Information: Environmental Services, Sandra
Washington, 941-861-5399.
E-mail: swashing@scgov.net
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: Open
Until Filled
Advisory Board: Nehborhood Iniiave
Grant Advisory Commiltee
Information: Planning and Development
Services, Vicie French, 941861-5145.
E-mail: vfrench@scgov.net
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Jan. 2,2009
Advisory Board: OspreyRevitalization
Committee
Informatn: Planning & Development Ser-
vices, Brenda Canales, 941- 861-5148.
E-mail: ckohatsu@scgov.net
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: Open
Until Filled
Advisory Board: Parks Advisory and Recre-
ation Councl (PAR.C.)
Informatbn: Community Services, Kim
Lance, 941-861-5469.
E-mail: Wance@scgov.net


APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: Jan.
14,2009
AdvisoryBoard: PublicFaclities Finandng
Advisory Board (PFFAB)
Information: Planning & Development
Services, Gene Engman, 941861-5140.
E-mail: gengman@scgov.net
APPUCATION CLOSING DATE: Open
Until Filled
Advisory Board: Solid Waste Management
Citizens Advisory Board.
Information: Sold Waste Management, Lois
Rose, 941861-1532.
E-mail: lerose@scgov.net
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: Open
Until Filled
Advisory Board: SEUAC(Stormwater
Environmental Utility Advisory Committee)
Information: Environmental Services, Susan
Gray, 941-861-0900.
E-mail: sgray@scgov.net


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Sore losers are hindering council


Foolishness. It is a positive, not a negative, when city
council members know each other before and after an
election. It seems that any opportunity to hinder Venice
City Council from doing its job makes the members easy
prey for costly lawsuits without any final objective. Sue
Lang is our representative on this Venice City Council
and doing a fine job in all matters of concern including
the airport, city growth control and abiding by the
Sunshine Law in spite of the frivolous accusations by the
loser element of the city. Venice voters are aware of what
these insiders had been doing and voted them out of
office. Now we have to put up with all this foolishness
instead of doing city business. There is nothing wrong or
unethical in living near the airport or having concerns
about the airport. That's why we elected Sue Lang to the
council.


No handout. Bail out
the automakers? I say no.
If I were the head of the


three large automakers in
the United States, I would
call in the union heads


and say, "Gentlemen, we
have two choices. One, we
can go under and your
pension will be zero. Those
five cars that you get from
such a huge discount from
each of the automakers,
each and every year, are
going to go away.
Or, we can renegotiate
contracts and bring us into
the realm of reality with re-
tirement pensions, health
care and a host of other
things that are not avail-
able to anyone else in the
United States.
To expect common,
everyday people to prop
up these organizations by


way of bailout with gov-
ernment monies is just not
going to happen, and we
should not expect that."
On the plus side.
Tougher rules about things
being handed out at pa-
rades should not be an
issue. My husband and
two other people are re-
sponsible for putting on
this parade every single
year. They have never got-
ten any recommendation
or accolades from your
paper or from Bob Vedder.
It's never in your paper,
and it needs to be in your
paper.
The holiday parade that
happens the Saturday
after Thanksgiving needs
to be publicized more. I
notice that you do a lot of


publicizing for the boat
parade, but there's never
anything in the paper
about these wonderful
people who put this pa-
rade on every single year.
They give it their all. I think
you need to put some-
thing positive in about the
holiday parade.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Informa-
tion about-the parade ap-
peared several times, includ-
ing a note with a map on the
front page of the Nov. 29 edi-
tion. There was a crowd
photo on the front page of
the Dec. 3 edition, and more
photos are in a gallery in the
Spotted feature at www.
veniecgondolier.com.
Shame. The big three
automakers are in finan-
cial trouble as a result of


Americans buying foreign
autos, namely Japanese.
This will cost the Amer-
ican taxpayers a lot of
money to bail them out.
This hurts our country.
People should be asham-
ed to buy and drive these
cars, the Hondas, Toyotas
and so forth. Remember
Pearl Harbor.
Where? The paper said
that the plastic bags that
are on our newspapers
can be recycled. How do
we recycle them? Do we
put them in the blue bin?
I'd like to know.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Unfor-
tunately, neither Venice nor
Sarasota County accepts
newspaper bags for recy-
cling. Some stores accept
the bags, though.


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 estate and the date
of the decedents Will and any
Codicils are April 1, 1996.
The names and addresses of
the personal representative
and the personal representa-
tive'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 713.78. Vehicle @
Campbell's Towing & Recov-
ery Service 2040 Cornell St,
Sarasota, FL 1. 1994 Chev
C1500 Pk Whi
1GCDC14Z6RZ111541. On
1/5/2009 at 9:00 am at Above
Address, FL
PUBLISH: December 20, 2008
NOTICE OF PUBLIC
AUCTION
The following vehicle/vessel(s)
will be auctioned for unpaid
towing & storage charges only,
per FS 713.78. Vehicle @
Jimmie's Firestone 6025 S
SR53, Madison, FL 1. 1994
Mitz 3000GT 2D Blk
JA3AM54J5RY001988. On
1/5/2009 at 9:00 am at 171
S Jackson Rd Venice, FL
PUBLISH: December 20, 2008

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Johnson's Towing of Venice
gives Notice of Foreclosure
of Lien and intent to sell
these vehicles on
01/07/2009, 09:00 a.m.
at 604 Tamiami Trail N,
Nokomis, FL 34275-
2137, pursuant to subsec-
tion 713.78 of the Florida
Statutes. Johnson's Towing
of Venice reserves the right
to accept or reject any
and/or all bids.

1992 OLDSMOBILE
1G3HY53L1N1830440
2000 CADILLAC
1G6KD54Y4YU278918
-1999 CHEVROLET
1Y1SK5286XZ408345

PUBLISH: December 20,
2008

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Johnson's Towing of
Venice gives Notice of Fore-
closure of Lien and intent to
sell these vehicles on
01/14/2009, 09:00 a.m.
at 604 Tamiami Trail N,
Nokomis, FL 34275-
2137, pursuant to subsec-
tion 713.78 of the Florida
Statutes. Johnson's Towing
of Venice reserves the right
to accept or reject any
and/or all bids.

1994 CHEVROLET
2G1FP32SOR2217364
1998 HONDA
JHLRD284XWC010074


19 NOTICE OF
AUCTION

- 2008 MAZDA
JM1BK12F681796012

PUBLISH: December 20,
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, FL
1. 1985 Ford Tempo 4D Bge
1FABP22X9FK249216. On
1/5/2009 at 9:00 am at 171
S Jackson Rd Venice, FL
PUBUSH: December 20, 2008


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
MILDRED E. CANNIZZO,
a/k/a MILDRED EMILIA
CANNIZZO,
a/k/a MILDRED CANNIZZO,
Deceased.

File No. 2008-CP-19989-SC
Division: Probate

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of MILDRED E. CANNIZZO,
a/k/a MILDRED EMILIA
CANNIZZO, a/k/a MILDRED
CANNIZZO, deceased, whose
date of death was November
18, 2008, and whose Social
Security Number is XXX-XX-
0177 is pending in the Circuit
Court for SARASOTA County,
Florida, Probate Division; the
address of which is Karen E.
Rushing, Clerk Probate
Department P.O. Box 3079,
Sarasota, FL 34230-3079.
The names and addresses of
the personal representative and
the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE IS DECEMBER 20,
2008.

Personal Representative:
GORDON M. DEUTSCHER
913 Wexford Blvd.
Venice, FL 34293

Lori Wellbaum Emery, Esq.
Wellbaum & Emery, P.A.
Attorneys For Personal
Representative
686 North Indiana Ave, Ste A
Englewood, FL 34223
(941) 474-3241
Florida Bar No. 0071110
PUBLISH: December 20, 27,
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


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

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 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, PA.
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
HENRY WILLIAM FITZELL,
Deceased.

File No. 2008-CP-19921- SC
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of HENRY WILLIAM FITZELL,
deceased, whose date of death
was November 29, 2008,
and whose social security num-
ber is XXX-XX-XXXX, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for
SARASOTA County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address
of which is P.O. Box 3079,
Sarasota, Florida 34230.
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 the
decedent's estate must file,
their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT 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 20, 2008 I

Personal Representative:
Sharon Fitzell Bridge
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 20, 27,
2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GUARDIANSHIP DIVISION
IN RE: Guardianship of
ALEXANDER AVGERINOS,
A Minor,


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

NC

NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the aforesaid Ward in the
aforesaid Guardianship in the
aforesaid Court whose address
is 2000 Main Street, Saraso-
ta, Florida 34237 will enter-
tain a Petition For Discharge
filed upon the grounds of
change of domicile of the Ward
filed by JOAN E. ZINK who is
both the foreign and domiciliary
guardian and whose address is
listed below and whose attor-
ney is RANDALL C. CONCEL-
LO, ESQ., whose address is
listed below, will apply for a Dis-
charge on or after February
18, 2009 and thereafter juris-
diction of the Ward will be trans-
ferred to the foreign jurisdic-
tion.
Any objections must be in writ-
ing and state with particularity
each item which is objected to
and the grounds on which the
objection is based and said
objections to the Final Petition
for Discharge shall be filed with-
in the latter of thirty (30) days
from the date of service of the
Petition For Discharge or the
date of the first publication of
the Notice; and that within nine-
ty (90) days of the filing of the
objection a Notice of Hearing
must be served or the objection
is abandoned.
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE IS DECEMBER 20,
2008.
JOAN E. ZINK, Guardian
400 Red Fox Road
Columbus, NC 28722

Attorney for Guardian:
RANDALL C. CONCELLO, ESQ.
P.O. BOX 243
Sarasota, Florida 34230
Tele: (941)-955-1591
Fax: (941)-351-2259
FBN 0126661
PUBLISH: December 20, 27,
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
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


File No. 2006-GA-010186- IN RE: ESTATE OF


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

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 dN
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

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
DORIS M, MARKER,
Deceased.

File No. 2008-CP-19773- SC

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of DORIS M. MARKER,
deceased, whose date of death
was October 24, 2008, and
whose social security number
is XXX-XX-1517, is pending in
the Circuit Court for SARASO-
TA County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is 2000 Main St., 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


20 NOTICETO
CREDITORS

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 20, 2008

Personal Representative:
RICHARD L. MARKER
4246 Summertree Rd
Venice, FL 34293

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 20, 27,
2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROBERT F. MCGUCKIN,
Deceased.
File No. 2008-CP-19821-SC
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of ROBERT F. MCGUCKIN,
deceased, whose date of death
was August 4, 2008, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for
Sarasota County,Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of
which is. P.O. Box 3079,
Sarasota, FL 34230-3079.
The names and addresses of
the personal representative and
the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this Notice is December 20,
2008
Personal Representative:
Colleen J. Babcock
1750 Scottsdale Avenue
Columbus, OH 43235
Raymond E. Miller
Attorney for Colleen J.
Babcock
Florida Bar No: 0115596
218 Harbor Drive South
Venice, Florida 34285
Telephone: (941) 488-9641
PUBLISH: December 20, 27,
2008
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


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

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 13, 2008

Personal Representative:
ROBERT L. MOORE
c/o Murray Kanetsky, Esq.
PO. 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
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF,
TIMOTHY L.. RADFORp.
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
IRENE RENTON, A/K/A
MARILYN RENTON,
Deceased,
File No. 2008-CP-18564-SC

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of IRENE RENTON, A/K/A
MARILYN RENTON,
deceased, whose date of death
was JUNE 1, 2008; File
Number 2008-CP-18564-


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

SC, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Sarasota County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 4000
South Tamiami Trail, Venice,
Florida 34293. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against 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 INSECTION
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
DBATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
. '. l 3 or izr .jpli.: t.d of
rn-i: .:,n.: .: December 20,
2008
Personal Representative:
JOSEPH S. RENTON
130 East Cook Avenue,
Apt. 209
Libertyville, Illinois 60048

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

PUBLISH: December 20,
27, 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 address-
es of the Personal Representa-
tive and the Personal Represen-
tative'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 PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702
bF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER
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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-
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Personal Representative:
Louise C. Clapp
c/o Murray Kanetsky, Esq.
P.O. Box 1767
Venice, FL 34284-1767
Attorneys for Personal
Representative
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2008-


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CODE from Page 1A


term rental ordinance.
In some cases home
rentals were advertised to
hold up to 16 people in a
small three-bedroom
home with the garage con-
verted into a fourth bed-
room.
The new ordinance
could affect some busi-
nesses, such as road con-
struction companies and
home builders, which
have been known to rent
homes for workers on
short-term projects.
"I don't think we're try-
ing to get into morality
here," said Martin later. It's
.about "how can you deal
with a... transient popula-
tion. That was behind
some of the concern."
The draft ordinance,
eliminating resort rentals
for less than 28 days in
length in single-family res-
'idential zoning districts, is
designed to put an end to
the home rentals that resi-
dents first complained
about four years ago.
The city is already in lit-
igation with Jacksonville
businessman Steve Milo
over its plan to phase out
short-term rentals over a
12-month period.
Four years ago Miloe
bought about 20 homes
on and near the island to
rent on a weekly, some-
times daily, basis. Neigh-
bors said they feared the
constant flow of unknown
individuals around their
homes.
Uncharted
On Tuesday, the con-
versation centered around
whether the amortization
schedule drafted to phase
out the rentals could with-
stand litigation. A court
reporter, presumably re-
quested by Milo, was in
attendance.
Council could have
simply banned the rentals
outright, but chose instead
to phase them out to "treat
people fairly." said Martin.
NMartin directed Nlorris-


Depew and Zelman last
month to find authority
supporting its draft amor-
tization schedule.
They couldn't find any.
"I understand in some
ways we are dealing with
uncharted waters," Martin
said. "So, we are going to
make case law."
Also troubling was Zon-
ing and Planning Director
Tom Slaughter's statement
that he was unable to
obtain Brevard County's
backup data on how it
came up with its amortiza-
tion schedule.
The city's draft short-
term rental ordinance is
based largely on Brevard
County's new code, which
is also being litigated.
Depew said Brevard
County was not satisfied
the data it collected would
support a six-month
amortization, something
council asked the consul-
tants to explore.
'Sound, rational'
Instead, Depew con-
ducted his own research
on rental properties al-
ready identified in Venice.
Using acquisition costs
and the average cost of
improvements owners
typically put into a new
rental, he came up with an
amortization schedule to
phase out short-term
rentals.
The amortization can
be extended by a special
master if a property owner
can prove he or she spent
more than $12,000 in con-
verting the home to a
rental, according to the
draft ordinance. Ultimate-
ly, however, these land-
lords will be required to go
out of business.
"I believe that is sup-
portable," Depew said.
The downside is the
amortization schedule
doesn't try to take into con-
sideration income pro-
duced by such rentals.
"We just looked at costs
associated with making it
into a rental unit," Depew
said." '


"I would be surprised if
those in the short-term
rental industry wouldn't
come to you and argue the
flip side, and offer an
amortization schedule"
that included other costs,
Zelman said. She defend-
ed Depew's approach as
"sound, rational."

ggiles@
venicegondolier.com


SUN FILE PHOTO
Council has given the go-
ahead to a draft short-term
rental ordinance and will
decide later how many unre-
lated adults can live in a
single-family home.


HUNGRY from Page 1A
Paula and her children
made it through that time.
Today she is married to
Mark Caithness and life
has improved dramatical-
ly.
"Mark takes really good
care of us and works hard,
and I'm able to stay home
now and write this book,"
she said.,
"I'm extremely grateful
for what I have, but I
haven't forgotten that long
ago night, the empty re-
frigerator and my hungry
children," she said. "That's
the reason I wrote the
book."
It's somewhat of a fami-
ly affair since Mark be-
lieved in Paula's mission so
much that he paid to pub-
lish the book.
A Taste of Heaven
Paula decided she
wanted to make a differ-
ence in the lives of those
who are hungry in Venice
by providing an opportu-
nity for many people to
feed them.
She enlisted the help of
her family and friends to


share their recipes and
compiled them into a cook-
book, 'A Taste of Heaven To
.Benefit the Hungry."
The cookbook is free
and it comes with a dona-
tion envelope addressed
to the Salvation Army in
Venice.
"Any amount is appre-
ciated," Paula said.
Giving a donation is
strictly on the honor sys-
tem. Pick up your free
cookbook and in the pri-
vacy of your home decide
how much your donation
will be.
"It is just so incredible
that Paula would go to all of
that trouble and expense
and then just donate it all to
us," said Capt. Heidi Farrell
of the Salvation Army.
"Paula and her family help-
ed serve Thanksgiving din-
ner here, too."
Paula had learned
about the Salvation Army's
after-school program and
wanted to contribute to it
even before her cookbook
was published. Some-
times she drops off snacks
for the children.


"Stephanie (Rasley)
works there and she told
me the snacks and the
food the Salvation Army
.feeds the children is for
many of them the only
meal they have all night
long," Paula said. "Their
parents just don't have
morey for food."
Rasley is director of the

TO BUY THE
COOKBOOK
"A Taste of Heaven
To Benefit the Hungry" is
available at the following
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Caithness
Construction, 2440
North Tamiami Trail,
Nokomis (two blocks
north of R.V. World).
Pawprints
Essentials, 1512, U.S.
41 Bypass(near
Starbucks in Venice).
The Island
Gourmet. 201 W. Venice
Ave., Venice.
Sarasota Porsche,
5005 South Tamiami
Trail, Sarasota.


Salvation Army Commun-
ity Center in charge of its
after-school and summer
programs.
"I call Paula my angel,"
she said. "Every month she
just slips in here and drops
off snacks for my kids."
Rasley said her program
tries to meet all the needs
of the children. Some-
times they need things
other than food, such as
shoes or a jacket.
"I do this job to give
back," she said. "I was a
single mom and the Sal-
vation Army was always
there for me."
Paula never forgets that
time in her own life.
"I will always be grateful
and thankful for that time
and the things I learned,"
she said. "Now, I want to
raise as much money as
we can for hungry chil-
dren and their families."

"If you. want to elimi-
nate hunger, everybody has
to be involved."-Bono

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WEEKEND EDITION DEC. 20, 2008









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


12A
DEC. 20,2008
WEEKEND EDITION


Indians maul Cougars 60-10


GAME SUMMARY
Dec. 19
CARDINAL MOONEY (19)
Nugent 0-3 1-2 1,
Whitacre 0-4 3-4 3, Bartlett
3-6 0-0 7, Mattera 1-4 0-0 2,
Stokes 2-6 0-0 4, Stansell 1-
4 0-2 2, O'Connell 0-1 0-0 0,
Everton 0-2 0-2 0, Totals 7-
304-1019.
VENICE (60)
Jutras 5-9 0-0 12, C.
Burton 1-2 0-0 2, T. Burton
3-4 0-1 6, Grant 4-5 0-0 8,
Tellor 2-3 6-11 10, Smither
2-5 0-1 4, Christian 2-6 1-1
5, Hackett 3-4 0-2 6, Revels
1-3 1-1 3, Flerlage 2-2 0-1
4, Totals 25-43 8-17 60.
Cardinal Mooney 10 0 8 1 19
Venice 22 20 9 9--60
3-point goals Cardinal
Mooney 1-6 (Barlett 1-3,
Whitacre 0-1, Mattera 0-1,
O'Connell 0-1), Venice 2-11
(Jutras 2-5, Smither 0-1,
Christian 0-2, C. Burton 0-
1, T. Burton 0-1, Grant 0-1).
Rebounds Cardinal
Mooney 13 (O'Connell,
Stokes 3), Venice 20 (Tellor
5). Fouled out Whitacre.
Technicals None. Total
SFouls Cardinal Mooney
13, Venice 11.


BY TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR

All but one player drained at
least one field goal. All but two
came down with at least one
rebound. Venice High School
head basketball coach Steve
Cavallaro preaches the team
concept ad nauseam, but it
paid off big in the Indians' 60-
19 win over Cardinal Mooney
High School Friday.
"Not a lot went wrong. We've
got reily good team chemistry
and great leadership," Cavallaro
said as he began to once again
praise captains Kyle Jutras and
Trey Burton. "It shows when
they weren't really pleased with


SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.com
Venice High School's Kyle Jutras makes a layup in Friday night's game against cardinal Mooney.


the way they played in the first
quarter."
Venice (6-0) forced nine
Cardinal Mooney turnovers,
committed none of their own
and led 22-10 after one quar-


rer. They. weren't satisfied with
that, so they decided to shut
out the Cougars (2-8) in the
second. The Indians led 42-10
at halftime.
Jutras and Matt Tellor, start-


ing his first game for Venice
after transferring from Cardinal
Mooney, ledVenice with 12 and
10 points, respectively. Coaches

Please see MAUL, 13A


VHS GIRLS BASKETBALL


Freshmen battle for boards, Indians win


GAME SUMMARY
Dec. 18
LAKEWOOD RANCH (53)
Guadalupe 2 0-0 4, Diaz 1 6-6 8,
Shamble 5 2-3 12, Kraemer 4 0-1 8,
Lindsey 6 3-3 16, Goodale 2 1-2 5.
Totals 20 12-15 53.
VENICE (62)
Walchle 4 4-6 13, Craft 1 0-0 2,
Revels 3 0-0 6, Jutras 0 0-0 0, Butler 1
0-0 3, Vasilevskaya 4 2-2 10, Johnson 0
0-0 0, Cavallaro 10 5-7 28, Hackett 0 0-
00. Totals 23 11-15 62.

Lakewood Ranch 12 7 19 15 -53
Venice 13 17 17 15 62

3-point goals Venice 5 (Cavallaro
3. Walchle, Butler), Lakewood Ranch 1
(Lindsey). Rebounds Venice 39
(Revels 14), Lakewood Ranch 21
(Lindsey 6). Fouled out None.
Technicals None. Total fouls -
Lakewood Ranch 13, Venice 17.


BY TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR

Hannah Revels and Laura Hackett are
sure to be pulling down rebounds for
many years at Venice High School.
The freshman tandem has already
combined for 118 boards here at the
halfway point of the season. That's
about 10 per game. They don't necessar-
ily think of it as a competition, but
they're definitely keeping score.
With 14 rebounds, an individual sea-
son-high for the Indians, Revels tooka 66-
52 lead over Hackett in Thursday's 62-53
win over Lakewood Ranch High School.
"I don't make it a competition
because we're a team, but I'm excited
that I got 14 rebounds," Revels said.
Hackett, who pulled in three rebounds
Thursday, told head coach Bruce
Reichenbach that she would be gunning
for 15 in Venice's next game. It could be
enough to put her back on top.
Regardless of who wins the rebound
war this season, this team will benefit


SPORTS BRIEFS


Christmas basketball camp
Sports director Joe Whelton of the
South County Family YMCA in Venice
hosts a youth basketball camp for boys
and girls in grades one-eight Dec. 29-31.
Cost is $45. The boys camp runs morn-
ings 9 a.m.-noon. The girls camp runs
afternoons 1-4 p.m. Register at the
Venice YMCA or call 492-9622 for more
information.
School's Out
Holiday Volleyball Camp
Venice Middle School volleyball
coaches Gary Halbert and Joe DiGiacomo
host a volleyball 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
p.m.-5:30 p.m. for ages 13-18 at the Venice
High School baseball complex.
The Holiday Baseball Clinic is operat-
ed byVenice native, former major leaguer
and current NewYork Mets minor league
hitting coach Jack Voigt. Other local pro-
fessional and amateur coaches and play-
ers will help teach the fundamentals of
hitting, defense and pitching.
Registrations are available at Total
Athlete in the Venice Village Plaza, The
Bank ofVenice on Nokomis Avenue South
or at www.holidaybaseballclinic.com.
Registrations must have been received by
Dec. 17 to guarantee a T-shirt. Late regis-
trations will be accepted. For more infor-
mation, call 416-5100 or visit www.
holidaybasebalclinic.com.


from the play of its freshmen. The Lady
Indians' third starting freshman, Juliana
Cavallaro, leads the team in scoring with
nearly 21 points per game. Cavallaro
paced Venice (6-5, 5-3 in 5A-12)
Thursday night with a season-high 28
points on near-50 percent shooting from
the field.
Two other Venice players, juniors
Kirsten Walchle and Emily Vasilevskaya,
reached double digits in the game with
13 and 10 points, respectively.
The Indians built a 30-19 halftime
lead after limiting the Lady Mustangs
(5-7, 2-5 in 5A-12) to seven points in the
second period. Lakewood Ranch, led by
Breanna Lindsey with 16 points, actual-
ly outscored the Indians 34-32 in the
second half. But Venice held on for the
seven-point win.
Venice hosts Bishop Verot High
School Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Verot
defeated the Indians 62-54 in the season
opener.

tmiller@venicpgondolier.com


GOLF RESULTS
LAKE VENICE GOLF CLUB
Nov. 11
Bay Indies Tuesday Mens 18H (2-3-4 on 6-6-6): 1.
Jim Schneider, Gene Paltrineri, Wil Wetzel, John
Degon; 2. Jerry Ertl, Dave Kent, Ed Demello, Gilles
Bertran; 3. Dennis Corcoran, Ed Handlin, Doug
Williams, Joe Gagnon.
Nov. 14
MGA (QP): 1. +11 Don Hummel, Bob Lytel,
Roland Bosse, Larry Bellos; 2. +7 Dan Kilbane,
Don Nixon, Carl Gaites, Bob Copas; 3. +6 Mike
Tomanio, Mike Rafferty, Farrell Harding, Hal Sanders.
Nov. 17
Monday Group (QP): 1. +12 Ken Gholson, Bob
Saladin, Don Hummel, Gene Brown; 2. -1 Moe
Marceau, Randy Pait, Earl Legge, Jim Stortz.
Individuals Don Hummel +10; Jim Nestor +6; Moe
Marceau +3; Bob Saladin +3.
Nov. 17
Bay Indies Mens 9H (LN): Flight A: 1. Gerry Ertl 38; 2.
Mike Rafferty 38. Flight B: 1. Jim Lantz 34; 2. Jim Himes
36. Flight C: 1. Chris Davel 31; 2. Gerry Rudniski 33.
Nov. 19
Bay Indies Ladies 9H (ones 1/2 handicap): Flight
A: 1. Nicole Bertrand 20; 2. Louise Drouin 22. Flight
B: 1. Joan Moss 19; 2. Janet Holmes 26. Flight C: 1.
Bea Miller 19; 2. Sandra Kent 21.


SPORTS SHORTS

BOYS BASKETBALL
BURTON BROTHERS SINK SARASOTA: Clay
and Trey Burton led Venice with 21 and 17
points, respectively, as the Indians defeated
county-rival Sarasota High School 70-46
Thursday.
The Indians (5-0) held Sarasota to just four
points in the second quarter while running off to
a 36-15 halftime lead.The Sailors mounted a
short-lived comeback in the third quarter before
Venice posted 21 fourth-quarter points to
secure the blowout win.

VENICE (70)
Christian 7, Jutras 10, C. Burton 21,T.
Burton 17, Hackett 2, Grant 9, Revels 2,Tellor
2.
SARASOTA (46)
Anderson 6, Gutierrez 9, Rosaro 4,
Hochstetler 6, Weigard 5, Tart 4, Eddins 6,
Hurley 2, Halliway 4.

Venice 18 18 13 21 70
Sarasota 11 4 15 16 46


BOYS SOCCER
STRUGGLES CONTINUE: Venice extended
their losing streak to eight games-with a 4-1
loss at Riverview. High School Thursday. The
Indians have struggled since the loss of scoring
leader Joey Carlin (clavicle) on Nov. 26.
In fact, Venice has not yet played a district
match with a fully healthy lineup. In addition to
Carlin, Andrew Cheblina and D.J. Hansen have
also missed time due to injuries. Hansen
recently returned to action,.but the Indians suf-
fered another setback with the loss of Stephen
Ferretti (hip flexor) earlier this week against
Southeast High School.
"Hopefully this winter break will do us some
good," Venice head coach Seth Jones said.
The Indians will take some time off before
returning to the field Jan. 6 against Port
Charlotte at Powell-Davis Stadium.

Venice 1
Riverview 4

GIRLS SOCCER
INDIANS KO RAMS: The Lady Indians won
a hard-fought, physical match against Riverview '
4-1 Thursday at Powell-Davis Stadium.
Senior Andria Thomas, sophomore Tori
Bolyard, juniorTina Triujuc nd sophomore.nor ...
LaRocque eacht sordea'P ls for Venicp. :
Freshman Jenna Deurst put the lone score
on the board for the Lady Rams.
A first-half fight resulted in one red card for
each team. Bolyard exchanged punches with a
Riverview player before both were ejected. Each
player must serve at least a one-game suspen-
sion.
At the last home game of the season, Venice
took time to honor its seven seniors: Ariel .
Young, Myra Jenkins, Andria Thomas, Emily
Cremisio, Ashley Kaiser, Nelly Donets and Maria
Sloan.

FIRST HALF 1, Venice, Andria Thomas. 2,
Venice, Tori Bolyard. 3, Venice, Tina Trujic.
SECOND HALF 3, Riverview, Jenna Deurst.
4, Venice, LaRocque.

Riverview 0 1 1
Venice 3 1 -4

SDREAD-NOTS: Even without their two lead-
ing scorers and one starting defender, the Lady
Indians put it to Lakeland High School 4-0 in
Friday's Sarasota Girls Soccer Holiday Classic
opener.
Forwards Dana LaRocque and Tina Trujic sat
out with minor injuries and defender Tori Bolyard
served a suspension following a red card in
Thursday night's match with Riverview High
School. In their stead, freshman Kelly White
came through with two goals. Alyssa Tresch and
Myra Jenkins each added one.
The Indians take on Miami Killian High
School Saturday at noon. A win there would put '
Venice in the tournament championship match :
Saturday at 5 p.m.

FIRST HALF 1, Venice, Kelly White.
SECOND HALF 2, Venice, Alyssa Tresch. 3, :
Venice, Myra Jenkins. 4, Venice, Kelly White. i

Venice 13- 4
Lakeland 0 0 0_

GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING
VENICE SWEEPS SOUTHEAST, SARASOTA:
The Lady Indians captured first place in five
weight classes and scored in all but three on
their way to a tri-meet win over Sarasota and
Southeast high schools Thursday at Venice High
School.
"Every week they just get better and better,"
said Venice head coach Nancy Tessier.
Venice (4-2) placed third at a five-team
meet a week ago.

TEAM STANDINGS 1. Venice 45; 2.
Sarasota 29; 3. Southeast 24.
VENICE WINNERS 101 Aubrey Court 65-
80-145. 110 Halee McGraw 100-90-190.
129 Kara Dooling 130-135-265. 139 -
Gianna Barnett 145-135-280. 154 Emily
Daniels 115-115-230.


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WEEKEND EDITION DEC. 20, 2008


Viking cheerleaders earn regional, national honors


STAFF REPORT

Three divisions of the Venice
Vikings Pop Warner Football and
Cheer Organization finished their
seasons with high honors.
The Junior Pee Wee division
Knights, Pee Wee division Lancers
and Midget division Warriors all
placed highly in conference and
regional competition. The Knights
and Lancers took fourth and eighth,
respectively, in a national competi-
tion at Disney's Wide World of Sports
after both took second place in the
Southeast regional competition.
The Warriors placed second in the
Peace River Conference and third at
the Southeast regional competition.
The Lancers won the Peace River
Conference championship.
* Knights: Taylor Provencher, Lisa
Detert, Ashley Kot, Elizabeth Lee,
Jillian Totten, Karson Kirvin, Sydney
McLaughlin, Heather Braswell, Jana
Goetz, Kayleigh Garbrandt, Bailey
Plumbley, Joy Jacobs, Caitlyn
Atwell, Madison Tucillo, Ashley


COURTESY PHOTOS
The Venice Viking Knights
Thomason, Valentina Rodriguez,
Tanner Gauthier and Logan
Balsinger. Coaches: Courtney
Osborne, Monica Underwood,
Tammie Greenwald, Breanna
Totten and Deziree Clevenger.
* Lancers: Madison Andrews, Kelsey
Behler, Elizabeth Billings, Katelyn
Braswell, Amber Breuer, Lily
Carmicheal, Kylie Cheek-Aten, Jordan
Cunningham, Teresa Deniro, Juliet
Deschler, Stephanie Detert, Anna
G6key, Samantha Grosee, Jazlyn
Heiligh, Tori Hoff, Shelby Ingram,
Katherine Laurin, Morgan Meadows,


Devon O'Brien, Mary Pietraniec,
Cassidy Redmond, Camila Rodriguez,
Alexandria Scappatura, Lauren
Scarry, Gabrielle Smith and TaraVoigt.
Junior Coaches: Jenna Kot, Lindsey
Soltis, Mallory Meadows and Colleen
Wallace. Coaches: Amanda Davis,
Megan Alps, Melinda Provencher,
LisaVoigt and Debbie Moran.
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made the decision to start Tellor
based on his ability to pick tip the
team's system.
"Matt's been working hard for us
and we thought we'd give him a shot
to start," Cavallaro said.
Nobody else reached double digits,
but four of five starters were done by
halftime. Only Tellor, who finished
with a team-high five boards,


remained in the game. He was fin-
ished by the start of the fourth quarter.
Cavallaro used the opportunity to
get quality minutes for his bench.
Michael Smither, Zach Christian,
Reilly Revels, Stefano Cavallaro and
Zach Flerlage saw more action than
they're accustomed to and respond-
ed with a combined 16 points and
eight rebounds. They shut down the


Cougars, giving up just nine points
in the second half.
"We just keep adding facets to our
game and that's only going to make
us tougher to beat down the road,'
Cavallaro said.
Venice heads to District 5A-12
rival Southeast High School Tuesday
at 7:30 p.m.
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Preparing a special holiday dinner doesn't
have to be complicated. Use the recipes and
tips provided here or log onto publix.com.


Original Reci e : 1
Dinner Rolls, 2-Count....
Baked fresh in the Publix Bakery, these tender rolls
are the perfect accompaniment to special meals.
Warm them up in the oven to take them to the
peak of irresistibility, 12-oz pkg.
SAVE UP TO .50


For a 4 I/2-lb rib roast (8 servings)
prepare roast following recipe instructions;
begin the roast about 3 hours before
you would like to serve.


Idaho or Red Potatoes.........
Whernier I Hr, r- m.I'hiie,., ,lped., Oi tI.,Ice'-b Ja e ,
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About 45 minutes before your roast is done,
begin preparing scalloped potato recipe. If your
family and guests are hungry, prepare some
appetizers .'.ith Publix Deli Artichoke
and Spinach Dip and Ritz Crackers.


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or Corn On The Cob, 4 or 12-ct. pkg.
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Publix Half & Half ......99
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Kraft or
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This elegant meal centerpiece will impress all who behold
it-- nd taste it. Because it's Publix Premium Certified
Beef, the quality comes through in every tender bite.
SAVE UP TO 4.00 LB


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Kraft 4. 4 -0
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Or Crumbles pr Cubes,
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CHRISTMAS DAY,

DECEMBER 25


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We will be open until 7 p.m. on
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Remove your roast from the oven when your meat
thermometer-inserted into the thickest part
(not touching bone or fat)-reaches 135F or desired
temperature. Complete potatoes-and begin to bake.


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to a carrying board and cover loosely with foil.
Let it stand 10-15 minutes before slicing.


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W alnut Pie........... ..........
Made with fresh apples, sweet raisins, and rich walnuts,
this all-natural classic pie will sweeten your holiday
experience, 43-oz size
SAVE UP TO 1.20


Prepare herbed peas. When potatoes are
done, use residual heat in the oven to warm
rolls foti dinner and pie for dessert.
Slice rib roast and serve.


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of ice cre-inm A.:r e.e Ih ulliriate in a-lia-mrr,, e irin ulIgrn c'e
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1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
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1/4 cup shaved Parmesan cheese

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HOLIDAY EVENTS AND MORE 3B


MOVIES 5B


GALAPAGOS TRIP COMES TO AN END 6B


Air Force Senior
Airman Nina M. Adam
is a member of the 9th
Reconnaissance Wing,
Beale Air Force Base,
Calif.The wing is
equipped with the
nation's fleet of U-2
and Global Hawk
reconnaissance air-
craft and associated
support equipment.
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seat Air Force, U 2 pilots

"The U-2 and Global Hawk are important because they are ihe sile protection for the United States."


PHOTOS COURTESY OF
BRIAN FERGUSON
A U-2 reconnaissance air-
craft is about to land. A sec-
ond U-2 pilot in a specialized
vehicle "chases" the aircraft
to provide radio input for alti-
tude and runway alignment.
The U-2 is a high-altitude,
"' multi-intelligence reconnais-
sance aircraft. It can fly above
70,000 feet, provides near-real-
Stime imagery and signals intel-
ligence to war fighters and
'w national authorities in support
of the war on terror.






Intelligence analysts at Beale
Air Force Base, Calif., continu-
ously receive images taken over
Iraq and Afghanistan.The
images are sent via satellite from
the Global Hawk and U-2.












Flight physiology technicians
check the pressure of a U-2 pilot's
space suit before he takes to the
sky at Beale Air Force Base, Calif.







Maintenance technicians inspect the
cooling system of a satellite at Beale
Air Force Base, Calif.


BY DONA FAIR
GUEST WRITER


.The extremely tight security surrounding the remote
Beale Air Force Base in northern California seems out of
place for one woman stationed here, the daughter of a
Venice couple. Earth-tone buildings with high-tech gad-
getry are tucked into an area more fit for rattlesnakes and
coyotes than for the men and women who call this place
home.
Air Force Senior Airman Nina M. Adam, daughter of
Tony and Denise Guzzo, of Venice, is a member of the 9th
Reconnaissance Wing, responsible for the Air Force's high-
altitude reconnaissance mission with the ability to provide
high-quality imagery from the far reaches of Earth's atmos-
phere.
Airmen at Beale work with the U-2 manned and Global
Hawk unmanned reconnaissance aircraft that provide
commanders and other decision-makers with near-real-
time, high-resolution imagery. Adam is a personnel readi-
ness technician with the 9th Force Support Squadron.
"I am a personnelist and I am the hub of deployments.
Everyone deploying goes through me for in-processing,
out-processing, orders and accountability," explained the
1999 graduate of Venice High School and 2008 graduate of
the University of Phoenix. 'As a readiness technician, I ser-
vice the entire base."
Pilots at Beale routinely fly the U-2 at altitudes of more
than 70,000 feet, requiring them to wear pressurized suits
similar to those worn by NASA astronauts. The low-han-
dling characteristics and special landing gear requires crit-
ical runway alignment handled by a second pilot in a spe-
cialized vehicle, making the U-2 one of the world's most
difficult aircraft to fly and land.
The newest aircraft in the high-altitude reconnaissance..
arsenal is the Global Hawk, an unmanned aircraft that can
fly at an altitude of 65,000 feet and speeds of up to 400 mph.
The aircraft can provide imagery of more than 40,000 nau-
tical square miles about the size of Illinois all within a
24-hour period.
For Adam, who has been in the service for nearly three
years, both aircraft represent an edge that makes the mis-
sion at Beale one of the Air Force's most important.
"The U-2 and Global Hawk are important because they
are the silent protection for the United States," she said.
Beale Air Force Base is located about an hour north of
Sacramento, in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains,
an area that is semi-arid, rugged and desolate.
"Beale is only a couple hours from some of the greatest
cities in the world. The only place where I can ski down the
mountain and play a round of golf the same day," Adam
said.
Life may be a bit remote for the, men and women at
Beale charged with the important mission of high-altitude
reconnaissance, but when they think about those "cus-
tomers" on the battlefields in Iraq or Afghanistan and the
firefighters battling infernos raging throughout California
forests, they say they feel it's a small price to pay.


A Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehi-
cle waits to taxi for takeoff at Beale
Air Force Base, Calif.The Global Hawk
provides Air Force and joint battlefield
commanders near-real-time, high-reso-
lution intelligence, surveillance and
reconnaissance imagery to fight the
global war on terror.


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WEEKEND EDITION DEC. 20, 2008


For Wishes to help children with life-


diseases


FROM MAKE-A-WISH
FOUNDATION
The Make-A-Wish
Foundation of Central and
Northern Florida, Sun-
coast Region Sarasota
announces the first Walk
For Wishes will be Sat-
urday, Jan. 17, at Payne
Park starting at 9 a.m.
Teams will compete to
see who can raise the
most money to grant the
wishes of children with
life-threatening medical
conditions. Participants
will enjoy a great day of
fun and fundraising with
complimentary food and
beverages, prizes and
much more. Families, cor-
porations and schools are
all encouraged to partici-
pate. Each walker has the
opportunity to receive a T-
shirt, bracelet, blanket,
beach towel, picnic basket
and pedometer depend-
ing on the level of monies
raised.

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COURTESY GRAPHICS
Joey Page, an 18-year-
old singer from Orlando,
will join the walk. He will
be available to sign auto-
graphs and take photos
with fans. He is most pop-
ularly known by his hit
song "Who I Am," which
reached number 12 on the
Radio Disney top 30
countdown. He has
shared the stage with
many of today's most
popular acts, such as The
Jonas Brothers, Jesse
McCartney, Jordin Sparks,
Corbin Bleu and Jordan
Pruitt.
For more information, i
to register to \alk or for
sponsorship opportuni-
ties, visit www.sarasota
walk.wishcentral.org or
contact Michelle Butler,
regional director, at 952-
9474, michelle.butler@
suncoastwish.org.
The Make-A-Wish
Foundation grants the
wishes of children with
life-threatening medical
conditions to enrich the
human experience with
hope, strength and joy. It
is the largest wish-granti-
ng charity in the world,
with 67 chapters in the
United States and its terri-
tories and 23 international
affiliates on five conti-
nents. It began April 29,
1980, when a 7-year-old
boy named Chris Greicius
realized his dream to
become a police officer.
Many of those responsible
for fulfilling Chris's wish
wanted to do the same for
other children, which led
to the formation of the
Make-A-Wish Foundation.
With the help of gener-
ous donors and more than
25,000 volunteers, the
Make-A-Wish Foundation
has granted more than
161,000 wishes to children
around the world.
In the Sarasota area, 11
wishes have been grant-
ed.
The Make-A-Wish
Foundation accepts refer-


rals from the child, a par-
ent or legal guardian, or a
medical professional
treating the child. This is
to protect the privacy of


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SATURDAY, DEC. 20
Hanukkah dinner
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Where: Jewish Center ofVenice, 600 Au-
burn Road, Venice
Notes: There will be dancing and a band.
Cost: $25 each
Call: 484-2022
Children's Christmas party
Time: noon-2 p.m.
Where: Italian American Club ofVenice,
1375 Ringling Drive, Venice
Notes: This annual party is open'to the
public for children up to 12 years old
with their families. There will be refresh-
ments, games, face painting, balloon ani-
mals and music.
Call: 493-6344, Linda
Square dance
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Where: Woodmere Park, 3951Woodmere
Park Blvd., Venice
Notes: Buttons & Bows of Venice enter-
tain; plus/rounds.
Call: 496-8516 or 484-8543
Christmas concert
Time: 3-4 p.m.
Where: Centennial Park Gazebo, West
Venice Avenue, Venice
Notes: Venice Worship Chorale invites all
to enjoy the music, refreshments and
nostalgia; directed by Beresford Powell.
Call: 492-6346
Food distribution
Time: 9:30-11 a.m.
Where: Christ United Methodist Church,
:1475 Center Road, or Epiphany Ca-
thedral, 310 Sarasota St., Venice
Notes: SHARE (Self-help and resource
exchange) will have grocery pick-up for
December and registration for January. A
SHARE package contains a variety of .
frozen meats, fresh produce and other
staples with a retail value of $35-$40.
Cost: $18 (in cash or food stamps) and
two hours of volunteer service
Call: 223-5049 (CUMC); 484-3505
(Epiphany)
Food distribution
Time: 9-10:30 a.m.
Where: Trinity Presbyterian Church, 4365
State Road 776, Venice
Notes: SHARE will have grocery pick-up
for December and registration for
January. A SHARE package contains a
variety of frozen meats, fresh produce
and other staples with a retail value of
$35-$40.
Cost: $18 (in cash or food stamps) and
two hours of volunteer service
Call: 493-1057
Food distribution
Time: 9-11 a.m.
Where: Calvary Chapel of Nokomis, 602
Albee Farm Road North, Nokomis
Notes: SHARE will have grocery pick-up
for December and registration for
January. A SHARE package contains a
variety of frozen meats, fresh produce
and other staples with a retail value of
$35-$40.
Cost: $18 (in cash or food stamps) and
two hours of volunteer service
Call: 483-4583
Humane Society thrift store sale
Where: 656 South Tamiami Trail, The
Rialto, Venice
Notes: A 20 percent-off sale on donated
white tag items will be held, and people
can look for animals looking for a "furev-
er" home.
Call: 480-9811
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 American night
Time: 5-9 p.m.
Where: American Legion, 1770 E. Venice


Ave., Venice
Notes: Food from 5-7 p.m.; dance "
7-9 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








Pups at the Point
Time: 9 a.m.-noon
Where: Historic Spanish Point, 337 North
Tamiami Trail, Osprey
Notes: Historic Spanish Point and the
Humane Society of Sarasota County wel-
come well-behaved, leashed dogs. Dogs
must be up to date on shots, dog-friendly
and not in heat. Stay to designated paths
and clean up after your dog.
Cost: $9 for adults, $3 for ages 6-12 and
free for 6 and younger and dogs.
Call: HSP 966-5214; HSSC, 955-4131
Link historicspanishpoint.org or
hssc.org.



SUNDAY, DEC. 21
Santa in the park
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Where: Challenger Park, 371 Olivia Road,
Venice
Notes: The Friends of Challenger Park are
hosting Santa in the Park. There will be
crafts and snacks, and Santa will arrive
on a helicopter to greet the kids. Photos
will be available for a donation to help
with park improvements.
Call: 492-6126

New Year's dance
RSVP: Tickets now on sale
Date: Dec. 31
Time: 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Where: Gotta Dance Studio, 303 South
Tamiami Trail, Nokomis
Notes: Attendees are asked to bring a fin-
ger food to share. The studio will furnish
a champagne toast at midnight, noise
makers, hats and music.
Cost: $35
Call: 486-0326

Sierra Club walk
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Where: Sleeping Turtle Preserve along
the Myakka River in Venice
Notes: Wear sturdy shoes for this 4-mile
walk, carry water, sunscreen, snack and
lunch if time allows. Space is limited.
Sponsored by the Manatee-Sarasota
Sierra Club.
Cost: $5 donation
Call: Reserve with Sally at 484-4113.


Sunday brunch
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: American Legion, 1770 E. Venice
Ave., Venice
Notes: Brunch is ordered from the menu.
Call: 485-4748
Ballroom dancing
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Where: Nokomis Community Center, 234
East Nippino Trail, Nokomis.
Notes: Dance to the music you know and
love from the '40s, '50s, '60s and today.
Show off your tango, cha-cha and waltz
moves. Come alone or bring a friend.
Refreshments 'available.
Cost: $4
Call: 861-5000
Chess
Time: 1-4:30 p.m.
Where: Jacaranda Public Library, 4143
Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice
Notes: No matter your skill level, no mat-
.ter your age, come and enjoy'a 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
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
Pancake breakfast
Time: 8-11 a.m.
Where: Knights of Columbus Home, 512
Substation Road, Venice
Call: 485-1663


MONDAY DEC. 22
Gymnastics
Tirhe: 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 up 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
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


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location to confirm the date and time
prior to attending an event.


South Tamiami Trail
Notes: Venice Gondoliers Men's (barber-
shop) Chorus practice
Call: 412-0012
Harmony Chorus
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Naar Hall, United Church of
Christ, 620 E. Shamrock Blvd.
Notes: Venetian Harmony Chorus of
Sweet Adelines International practice
Call: 480-1480
Empowerment
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Women's Resource Center, 701
Center Road, Venice
Notes: Empowerment and self-esteem
class led by Brooky Brown
Cost: $8 nonmember donation; $5 mem-
ber donation
Call: 485-9724
Link: thewomensresourcecenter.org
Preschool Storytime
Time: 10-10:45 a.m.
Where: Jacaranda Library, 4143
Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice
Notes: For children ages 3-5. Help pre-
pare children for kindergarten.
Registration is not required.
Call: 861-5000
Club food
Time: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where:Venice-Nokomis Elks Lodge, 1021
DiscoveryWay, Nokomis
Notes: Serving sloppy Joes
Cal: 486-1854
Venice Archives
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Historic Triangle Inn, 351 S. Nas-
sau St., Venice
Notes: Archives & Area Collections
Museum open Mondays, Tuesdays and
Wednesday.
Call: James Hagler, 486-2487
Italian classes
Time: 4:15-5:30 p.m.
Where: Italian American Club of Venice,
1375 Ringling Drive, Venice
Notes: Free intermediate Italian language
class; open to the public.
Call: 486-1492
Shuffleboard .
Time: 1 p.m., N londays, Wednesdays,'
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
playing levels welcome. Taught by Greg
Byler. Sign up in advance. Space is limit-
ed. Level 1 classes are at 5-6 p.m. Level 2
classes are at 6-7 p.m.
Cost: $15 members for four-week class;
$25 nonmembers
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 conducted 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 sponsored 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
Venice Coin & Currency
Date: Meets every fourth Monday
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Venice City Hall, 401 W. Venice
Ave., Venice
Call: George, 497-1651


TUESDAY, DEC. 23
ReStore open house
Time: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 1400 Ogden Road, Venice (From
U.S. 41, turn east on Center Road. Turn
left at the Community National Bank.)
Notes: The Habitat For Humanity ReStore
wants to say thank you to all of the vol-
unteers and partner families who have
worked so hard this year to accomplish
the Habitat mission. Refreshments will
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WEEKEND AT THE MOVIES


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.
SAMC Sarasota 12: 10:15 a.m., 2:15, 6, 9:35
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 11:30 a.m.,
3, 6:30, 9:45
Hollywood 20: 12:25, 3:55, 7:35
Town Center 16: 12:50, 4:20, 8

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 journey through the real world
to get back to his owner and co-star, Penny
(Miley Cyrus). 1 hr. 36 mins.
: AMC Sarasota 12: 12:40
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 11:15 a.m.,
1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:15
Town Center 16: 1:15, 4:30, 8:05, 10:30
SDigital 3D:
AMC Sarasota 12: 9:50 a.m., 12:10, 2:30,
5:05, 7:30, 10:05
Hollywood 20: 11:55 a.m., 2:30, 5, 7:35,
10, 12:30 a.m. Fri-Sat; 11:55 a.m., 2;30, 5,
7:35, 10 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.
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 12:50, 5:15
Merchants Crossing 16:11:45 a.m., 4:45,9:15

The Day the
Earth Stood Still (PG-13) C+
A remake of the 1951 classic sci-fi film
about an alien visitor and his giant robot coun-
terpart who visit Earth to warn the planet about
nuclear war.
AMC Sarasota 12: 11:15 a.m., 2, 3:15,
5:15, 6:15, 8, 9:15, 10:45
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 10:30 a.m.,
11:30 a.m., 12:45, 1:45, 3, 5:15, 5:30, 7:30,
7:50, 10, 10:05
Hollywood 20: 11:45 a.m., 12:15, 12:45,
2:20, 2:50, 3:30, 4:50, 5:20, 6:55, 7:25,
7:55, 9:25, 9:55, 10:25, midnight, 12:30 a.m.
Fri-Sat; 11:45 a.m., 12:15, 12:45, 2:20, 2:50,
3:30, 4:50, 5:20, 6:55, 7:25, 7:55, 9:25,
9:55, 10:25 Sun
* Merchants Crossing 16: 11:15 a.m., noon,
1:45, 2:30, 4:25, 5, 6:55, 7:25, 9:25 Fri-Sat;
11:15 a.m., noon, 1:45, 2:30, 4:25, 5, 6:55,
7:25 Sun
, Town Center 16: 12:10, 12:40, 1:10, 2:40,
3:10, 3:40, 5:20, 7, 7:30, 8:10, 9:40, 10:10,
10:40

Four Christmases (PG-131 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
mortified to find childhood fears raised, ado-
lescent wounds reopened ... and their very
future together uncertain.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:30 a.m., 1:15, 3:30,
5:45, 8:15, 10:40
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: Noon, 2, 4,
6, 8, 9:50
Hollywood 20: 12:10, 2:35, 4:45, 7:15,
7:45, 9:45, 10:15, 12:05 a.m. Fri-Sat; 12:10,
2:35, 4:45, 7:15, 7:45, 9:45, 10:15 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:50 a.m., 2:25,
4:55, 7:10, 9:30
Town Center 16: 1:05, 4:10, 7:25, 9:50

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: 10:05 a.m., 12:30, 3,
5:20, 7:35, 9:50
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium:'3:45
Hollywood 20: 12:05, 2:40, 5:05
Merchants Crossing 16: 2:20, 7:05
Town Center 16: 12:20, 2:50, 5:15, 7:35,
10:20

Nothing Like
the Holidays (PG-13) B-
SIt'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 feel-
ings for an old flame. 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 Peia), 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 cele-
brated, secrets revealed and major life deci-
sions made. 1 hr. 39 mins.
Hollywood 20: 12:25, 2:45, 5:15, 8:10,
10:45
Merchants Crossing 16: 10:25 a.m., 12:50,
3:15, 5:35, 8, 10:25 Fri-Sat; 10:25 a.m.,
12:50, 3:15, 5:35, 8 Sun
Town Center 16: 12:25, 2:45, 5:10, 7:40, 10

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


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FILMS AT A GLANCE
Movie Rating Grade
Australia (PG-13) C+
Bolt (PG) B
Boy In the Striped Pajamas (PG-13) B
The Day the Earth Stood Still (PG-13) C+
Four Christmases (PG-13) C+
Madagascar (PG) B
Nothing Like the' Holidays (PG-13) B-
Quantum of Solace (PG-13) B
Role Models (R) B+
Seven Pounds (PG-13) 'NEW
Slumdog Millionaire (R) NEW
The Tale of Despereaux (G) NEW
Transporter 3 (PG-13) B-.
Twilight (PG-13) B
Yes Man (PG-13) NEW


The emotional story of a man who will
change the lives of seven strangers. Starring
Will Smith. 1 hr. 58 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10.a.m., 1; 4:15, 7:15,
10:15
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 11:05 a.m.
1:30, 5:05, 7:35, 10:10
Hollywood 20: 12:40, 1:10, 3:40, 4:10, 7:20
7:50, 10:10, 10:40, 12:55 a.m. Fri-Sat; 2:40,
1:10, 3:40, 4:10, 7:20, 7:50, 10:10, 10:40 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 10:15 a.m., 1:15,
4:15, 7:15, 10:15 Fri-Sat; 10:15 a.m., 1:15,
4:15, 7:15 Sun
Town Center 16: 12:15, 12:45, 3:15, 3:45,
7:20, 7:50, 10:05, 10:45

Slumdog Millionaire (R) NEW


Jamal Malik, an 18-year-old orphan from the
slums of Mumbai, is just one question away from
winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's
"Who WantsTo Be A Millionaire?" BUt when the
show breaks for the night, police arrest him on
suspicion of cheating. Desperate to prove his
innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the
slum where he and his brother grew up, of their
adventures together on the road, of vicious
encounters with local gangs, and of Latika, the
girl he loved and lost Each chapter of his story
reveals the key to the answer to one of the game
show's questions. Intrigued by Jamal's story, the
jaded police inspector begins to wonder what a
young man with no apparent desire for riches is
really doing on this game show? When the new
day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final
question, the inspector and 60 million viewers
are about to find out 2 hrs.
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 11:10 a.m.,
1:40, 5:10, 7:40, 10:15
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:20 a.m., 2:05,
4:50, 7:35, 10:20 Fri-Sat; 11:20 a.m., 2:05,
4:50, 7:35 Sun

The Tale of Despereaux (G) NEW


Tiny and graced with oversized ears,
Despereaux was born too big for his little world.
Refusing to live his life cowering, he befriends a
princess named Pea and learns to read (rather
than eat) books reveling in stories of knights,
dragons and fair maidens. Banished from
Mouseworld for being more man than mouse,
Despereaux is rescued by another outcast,
Roscuro, who also wants to hear the tales. But
when the princess dismisses Roscuro's friendship,
he becomes the ultimate rat and plots revenge
with fellow outsider Mig. After Pea is kidnapped,
Despereaux discovers he is the only one who can


rescue her... and that even the tiniest mouse can
find the courage of a knight in shining armor.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:25 a.m., 12:45, 3:10,
5:30, 7:55, 10:25
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 11 a.m., 1,
3,5,7,9
Hollywood 20: Noon, 2:15, 4:30, 7:10, 9:30,
11:45 Fri-Sat; Noon, 2:15, 4:30, 7:10, 9:30 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:55 a.m., 2:35,
5:15, 7:45, 10:05 Fri-Sat; 11:55 a.m., 2:35,
5:15, 7:45 Sun
Town Center 16: Noon, 2:25, 4:50, 7:10, 9:35


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, 4:20,
6:40, 9:30
Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium: 10:35 a.m.,
3:10, 7:40, 9:50
Hollywood 20: 12:05, 2:35, 5:10, 7:40,
10:20, 12:50 a.m. Fri-Sat; 12:05, 2:35, 5:10,
7:40, 10:20 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:10 a.m., 1:40,
4:20, 6:45, 9:20 Fri-Sat; 11:10 a.m., 1:40,
4:20, 6:45 Sun
Town Center 16: 12:55, 4:25, 7:55, 10:25

Role Models (R) B+
Two salesmen trash a company truck on an
energy drink-fueled bender. Upon their arrest,
the court gives them a choice: do hard time or
spend 150 service hours with a mentorship
program. After one day with the kids, however,
jail doesn't look half bad. 1 hr. 35 mins.
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10:25, 12:45 a.m. Fri-Sat; 12:30, 2:55, 5:30,
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Frank Martin has been pressured into trans-
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Leonid Vasilev, the head of the Environmental
Protection Agency for the Ukraine, from Marseilles
through Stuttgart and Budapest until he ends up
in Odessa on the Black Sea. Along the way, with
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is going nowhere the operative word being
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Crisscrossing the equator in search






of George and blue-foote) boobies


A baby hood mockingbird on the island of Espanola in the
Galapagos Islands.
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At Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, on the island of San Cristobal, a sea lion snoozes beneath a bench usually reserved for people.
The area where the bench is located is along the shoreline and usually frequented by residents and tourists shopping and din-
ing across the street.


This is part.six of a six-
part story about a trip to
the Galapagos Islands, one
of the most fragile ecosys-
tems on Earth. In part five,
which appeared last week,
the travelers finally found
Lonesome George, a rare
Galapagos tortoise, at the
Darwin Station. They also
finally had their first
chance to go shopping in
the islands and to climb
down into a lava tube.


BY KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR

As we departed Punta
Suarez in Gardner Bay off
the island of Espanola, we
saw The Eagle, the U.S.
Coast Guard training ship.
It was in Gardner Bay and,
according to some cadets
we met on the island,
three weeks from the end
of its six-month training
cruise. It had to head back


to New London, Conn.,
soon via the Panama
Canal and a sail up the
Atlantic Coast.
That night we had our
final dinner aboard, with a
giant pink-frosted cake for
dessert.
SSailing northeast to-
ward San Cristobal, many
of us stayed on long after
dinner, sharing addresses
and saying good-byes. A
few of us were headed


back to Guayaquil, but the
rest were off to Quito and
additional time in Ecu-
ador.
As on any cruise ship,
the bags had to be outside
our cabin and ready to be
loaded onto pangas well
before 7 a.m.
After breakfast, we
boarded the pangas one
last time and headed into
port. It was Sunday and
only a few shops were'


A frigate bird family snuggles together on a beach at Espanola. Frigate birds were nearly
always in the air above the Letty as she sailed through the Galapagos Islands.


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bus trip before we could
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Margot and Janet. Within
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the islands we had visited
and some that few ever
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we headed back into port
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FINE WHINES

My fast woman


BY BOB MUDGE
EDITOR

I have a secret I can no longer
keep, and since we're practically
family, I've decided to unburden
myself to my readers: My wife is run-
ning around with other men.
It's been going on for a while now,
and she's actually quite brazen
about it. I know their names, I know
where she meets them and I know
when.
And I'm proud of her.
No, it's nothing like that, you sick-
os. She's taken up jogging.
Several months ago she decided
she wanted to get into better shape.
Personally, I loved her shape, but she
was hoping to lose a few pounds, get
more fit and relieve a little stress
(believe it or not, being married to
me is only almost always a day at the
beach).
She began by going to the Y for
daily workouts at 5 a.m., roughly the
time I am entering the final stages of
committing the inside of my eyelids


to memory. She's a light sleeper, and
I'm told someone in our bedroom
snores a bit, so getting up that early
is pretty easy for her (unless it's cold
- under 65 degrees, say).
It's actually a popular time at the
Y, with many of Venice's leading citi-
zens and Bob Vedder begin-
ning their day the YMCA way. Mel,
however, wasn't there for social hour,
so she wore an iPod and pretended
to be listening to music whenever
anyone tried to visit with her.
Part of her workout included a
stint on the treadmill. Apparently
one day she let her guard down and
someone invited her to do actual
outdoor running instead of imitat-
ing a hamster on a wheel.
Though she had done some run-
ning before our older son was born
(while she was pregnant, in fact) and
her job involves "running" all over
town in a figurative sense, she was
reluctant to join a group of "real"
runners. They reassured her that
they would take it easy on her, and
she gave in. (Note to running group:


Don't get a big head; she's not
famous for saying no.)
Tuesday and Thursdays, Mel
takes off with Jerry and Anthony
(and Jerry's wife, Nancy) and pounds
the pavement for a few miles. With
their encouragement, she ran in the
YMCA 5K and the Sandy Claus 5K,
finishing first in her age group, much
to her astonishment. (No, I will not
tell you how old she is, though I am
proud of having robbed the cradle).
Now she's in training to run the
Naples half-marathon, so there
n~ust be something to that "runner's
high" people talk about. (I always
assumed they meant that it feels so
good when they stop.)
She's a bit disappointed she hasn't
lost more weight (even though she's
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feels better and looks even .sexier
than before.
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Medicare help
Associated Medicare
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those on Medicare navi-
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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
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a.m. the second Tuesday
of the month, Jan. 13, in
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at 700 Medical Blvd.
Call Sandy at 475-3615
for more information.
Seniors Without
Partners
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Monday
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Notes: Play cards and
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Write your history
Time: 8:45 a.m.
Notes: Introduction to
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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
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Word knowledge
Time: 1 p.m.
Notes: Scrabble
Duplicate bridge
Time: 12:50-4 p.m.
Where: Caitlin Room,
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Notes: Partner needed
Cost: $2 donation
Call: Daisy, 493-3065

TUESDAYS
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Time: 8:30 a.m.
Notes: Tai Chi
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Time: 8:45 a.m.


Notes: Strengthen and
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Stitching
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Notes: Quilting and Teddy
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Notes: Watercolor art
Play cards
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Notes: Euchre
Senior dancing
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Notes: Senior Fitness Plus
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THURSDAY
Easy exercise
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Notes: Easy yoga


Making crafts
Time: noon
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Caregiver support
Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Notes: Support is for care-
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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
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Notes: Low-impact dance,
yoga, standing and seat-
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Time: 9:30 a.m.
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will be at midnight; coffee and doughnuts will be
served before you ride home.
Cost: $45 members; $50 guests
Call: 497-1169, Robin
Civil War roundtable
Time: 7-8:45 p.m.
Where: Venice City Hall, Community Room, 401 W.
Venice Ave., Venice
Notes: All Civil War buffs are welcome. Union and
Confederate topics will be discussed.
Call: 480-9892
Empowerment
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
Where: Women's Resource Center, 701 Center Road,
Venice
Notes: Develop and build self-assurance, confidence
and pride in yourself. Facilitated by Kim Seller, MSW,
LMHC.
Cost: $8 nonmember donation; $5 member donation
RSVP: 485-9724
Link: thewomensresourcecenter.org
Venice Area Toastmasters 5486
Time: 7:30-8:45 a.m.
Where: Venice Area Chamber of Commerce, 597 South
Tamiami Trail, Venice


Doggy Tales
Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Where: Jacaranda Library,
4143 Woodmere Park
Blvd., Venice
Notes: School-age chil-
dren read to Suncoast
Humane Society pet ther-
apy dogs..
Call: 861-5000
Venice Gardens
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Where: Venice Gardens
Civic Center, 406
Shamrock Blvd., Venice


Notes: Bingo, nonsmoking public. Snacks are available.
Call: Linda, 497-3098
Club food
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where:Venice-Nokomis Elks Lodge, 1021 Discovery
Way, Nokomis
Notes: lunch
Call: 486-1854

Time: 5-7:30 p.m.
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Time: 10 a.m.
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Italian classes
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Where: Italian American Club ofVenice, 1375 Ringling
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Notes: Free beginning Italian language class; open to
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Time: 3-5 p.m.
Where: Woodmere Park, 3951 Woodmere Park Blvd.,
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Fund to support Perlman


Music Program established


FROM GULF COAST COMMUNITY
FOUNDATION OF VENICE

The board of trustees of the Perlman
Music Program/Sarasota has announced
the establishment of an endowment fund
to support the organization's mission to
host the annual Perlman Music Program
Winter Residency in Sarasota on a per-
manent basis.
The Perlman Music Program/Sarasota
Endowment Fund was established upon
receipt of a significant anonymous lead
gift and will be administered by Gulf
Coast Community Foundation of Venice.
The Perlman Music Program Winter
Residency has become an essential part
of Sarasota's cultural life. This new
endowment fund, managed with the
expertise and stability of GCCFV will
secure the long-term future of the pro-
gram in our community.
"The Perlman Music Program/Saraso-
ta Endowment Fund provides a new way
for our many generous supporters to
ensure that the inspiration and enthusi-
asm generated by the Perlman Music
Program Winter Residency can endure
for years to come," said Perlman Music
Program/Sarasota board chair Dr. Peter
French.
Those wishing to contribute to the


endowment fund should contact Scott
Anderson at GCCFV 486-4567, for further
information. Contributions can be sent
directly to Gulf Coast Community
Foundation, Attn: Perlman Music Pro-
gram/Sarasota Endowment Fund, 601
South Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34285.
Checks should be payable to Gulf Coast
Community Foundation ofVenice.
About the program
The Perlman Music Program/Sarasota
is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization
formed in July for the express purpose of
ensuring a permanent, home for the
Perlman Music Program Winter Res-
idency in Sarasota. The board of trustees,
executive director and dozens of volun-
teers are responsible for all operations of
the intensive two-week residency. It runs
from Dec. 18 through Jan. 3, hosted on
the campus of University of South Florida
Sarasota/Manatee. Activities include 17
free public events and a celebration con-
cert and dinner on Jan. 3 at the Sarasota
Opera House. The Perlman Music
Program/Sarasota is supported through
funds raised throughout the year and at
their gala dinner the night of the celebra-
tion concert. For more information, visit
www.PerlmanMusicProgramSarasota.
org.


Banner alerts boaters when manatees are near


FROM SAVE THE
MANATEE CLUB

Big as they may be,
manatees are often diffi-
cult to see as they move
throughout Florida's wat-
erways in search of food or
their favorite warm-water
winter refuge.
The Save the Manatee
Club encourages boaters
to be active participants in
manatee protection by let-
ting other boaters know
when they have sighted a
manatee on the water.
Boaters can serve this role
with one of the club's spe-
cial public awareness ban-
ners that state, "Please
Slow: Manatees Below."
"We hope to see a lot
more boaters utilizing the
club's bright yellow boat-
ing banner," said Patrick
Rose, executive director of
Save the Manatee Club.
"The banner can be held
up high at a moment's
notice, and this instant
communication between
boaters can help prevent
manatee injuries and


deaths."
The waterproof ban-
ners are provided free to
the boating public from
Save the Manatee. Club.
Many people carry the 1-
1/2 by 2-foot banner on
their boats, kayaks and
canoes to use whenever a
situation arises that could
be potentially harmful to
manatees.
Angle Greico from Palm
Beach County leaves the
banner on her boat.
"When we are anchor-
ed in a very popular area
that manatees sometimes
frequent, we'll make a flag
of it so people can see it,"
says Greico. "We've waved
the banner on a number of
occasions when manatees
were present. We immedi-
ately cut our engine and
have slowed boaters
down."
The idea for the banner
originated with Barbara
Birdsey of the Pegasus
Foundation, who, while
boating in the busy Jupiter
Inlet/Hobe Sound area
years ago, waved home-


made signs to slow down
boaters. The new, more
effective yellow banners
are available to the public,
thanks to the generosity
and goodwill of the Peg-
asus Foundation and to
the continued support of
Birdsey.
Boaters throughout Flor-
ida are reminded to watch
for seasonal slow-speed
zone signs as manatees
are on the move, seeking
warm water as tempera-
tures cool.
"It's important that
boaters learn to recognize
the signs that manatees
are close by," says Rose.
"These include a series of
flat circles on the water's
surface made by the tail of
a swimming manatee, and
the tip of a manatee's nose,
which breaks the water's
surface when the animal
rises to breathe. Wear
polarized glasses while
operating a boat, stay in
deep water channels, and
use the yellow banner to

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Passengers board the
Aerogal jet for departure
from San Cristobal for the
return flight to Guayaquil.


PHOTO COURTESY OF HEIDI ADAMS COVENTRY COOL
A baby waved albatross was found on Espanola Island on the final day of the cruise. An adult
albatross can weigh as much as 17 pounds, according to the guides on the Letty.They spend
about half the year out at sea.


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Galapagos tortoise with its head held
high. It is much more colorful than the
computer-generated seven-line printed
exit stamp.
My daughter, Heidi, and I enjoyed din-
ner at the hotel with a friend from
England whom we had met on the Letty.
That night we had to sleep fast, be at
breakfast shortly after 6 a.m. and in the
hotel shuttle by 7 a.m. for our ride to the
airport and flight back to Miami.
By late afternoon we were in Miami,
cleared customs in short order and then
waited a while for the bus from the Hyatt


Place, which kept our car for us the whole ,
time we were gone because we stayed
there one night before departing from
Miami.
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navigate the Miami International Airport,
which is not fun and woefully lacking in
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HOROSCOPES FOR DEC. 20-26, 2008


ARIES (March 21-April 19).
Your plans are so appealing to
you that you want to write
them on the schedule in pen.
Alas, with so many other peo-
ple's schedules, needs and
expectations to consider, the
pencil is your best utensil.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20).
You aim to please, but at what
cost? Maybe it's just easier for
you to oblige others than to
confront them. The better you
know your limits and the more
you stick to them, the happier
you will be. Draw the line.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21).
There is much flowing in and
out of your life today so the
emphasis is on letting this hap-


pen freely. Give things away
without feeling a sense of loss
and accept things without feel-
ing a weight of responsibility.
CANCER (June 22-July 22).
You'll be wondering about
your support system and
might test its strength. It's a
secure feeling to know that
people will be there for you
when you need them, but be
careful not to be like the boy
who cried "wolf."
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You
are feeling vulnerable and will
skillfully guard your ego
against injury. You might with-
hold your most engaging qual-
ities from another person until
you feel sure that he or she will


be receptive. If you do risk your
heart, you won't be sorry.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).
You'll benefit from the extra
care you put into your appear-
ance. You don't need to follow
trends. Your style is classic,
with touches of originality
that work only for you. Your
efforts will be noticed and
applauded.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). If
you could get away with skip-
ping down the street without
gaining a reputation as a crazy-
person, you would do it. It's a
day of breezy connections and
fabulous excursions. Travel
happily and travel light.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21).


You may detect an edge in a
loved one's voice or a snappi-
ness to his or her delivery. No,
you're not imagining things.
This person is stewing about
something. Ask questions and
get to the bottom of it.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.
21). You are getting into bal-
ance. This involves letting go of
your pride. Seek the assistance
you need and then accept it
when it comes. People will be
glad for the chance to pay back
the many favors you've paid in.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19). You're naturally modest,
but it's time to stop being so
liberal with your apologies. You
have a right to express yourself,


to take up space and to interact
as an equal with every other
person. Go the whole day with-
out saying "sorry."
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
18).You're open to the possibil-
ity that some of your beliefs are
going to have to change; you're
just trying to figure out which
ones. You jump on the founda-
tions you've created to see how
well they hold up.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20).
The best time you'll spend
today is in meditation. The
attempt to lead your thoughts
and calm your mind will bring
about a series of positive
events. Steer clear of people
who have erratic energy.


Hallelujah for our own


'Church Lady


In Christmas seasons past,
our pages would be filled with
the writings of Jan Findley: Jan
at Christmas bazaars, Jan in
churches, Jan attending
Handel's "Messiah," pad and
pen and camera in hand.
Hallelujah for that. It is a


busy time of year, and our long-
time community correspondent
rarely missed an event.
This Christmas, Jan isn't able
to make her usual rounds. She
took ill months ago and is now
in a rehabilitation center. We
miss her visits to the office and
her reports in the paper. From
what we hear, the many people
Jan covered miss her also.
Jan has had a special rapport
with her subjects. One reason is
that she has always taken great
care in acknowledging those
who enhance the life of our
community. She also approach-
es her stories with intelligence
and style.
She's like that.
Jan grew up in Minnesota and
moved east to the big city. She
worked on Madison Avenue
before it was common for


women to work in the creative
side of the business. Her claim to
fame is the slogan, "Choosy
moms choose Jif." Jan wrote that.
She brought that same style
to the local beat. Jan's stories
always have been spiced with
insight and wit. She approaches
a seemingly dry subject a
knitting group, a barbershop
quartet and finds a spark. Her
prose is sprinkled with gems.
* It took me about 10 minutes
to find some choice examples in
our files.
Here's one about a church
organ concert:
"To me, it looks just like an
organ should look. But then,
what do I know? It has kazillions
of white knobs that get pulled
and pushed in and out, and a
bunch of buttons along the
three keyboards that change the


sounds. And the foot pedals
have pedals of their own. Truly,
an organ is an awe-inspiring
thing, digital or non."
Jan became our "Church
Lady," although she wasn't
much of one herself. Still, she
took to her subject wholeheart-
edly. Her take on a new pastor:
"He preaches, oh yes. He
sings with a voice ideal for a
country-western venue had he
chosen that vocation. He is
seemingly aware of every little
nuance on the faces or in the
body language of his flock, and
responds immediately to what
he sees, giving both recognition
and prayer to each perceived
need. He leads the congregation
in sartorial splendor with a col-
orful wardrobe of high-fashion
potential. You can see why the
term 'multimedia pastor' came


to mind."
It's a Talk of the Town touch.
Jan also finds moments of
small joy or irony in any
occasion, even on the ride
home from a church-sponsored
football party:
"State Road 776 is practically
deserted during the game on
Super Bowl Sunday. I had the
road all to myself. It was an
amazement; no competition,
regardless of which lane I chose
to drive in. It was like a miracle.
"I was tempted to say 'Praise
the Lord.' But I settled on
'Hallelujah, Super Bowl
Sunday!'"
Hallelujah for her.
Those moved to drop her a
card this Christmas can reach
her at Pinebrook Rehabilitation
Center, 1240 Pinebrook Road,
Venice, 34285.


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tri-county area.
It's kitten season and
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ALERTS fwon Page 9B
caution others of the pres-
ence of manatees."
If you spot an injured,
dead, tagged or orphaned
manatee, or if you see a


manatee who is being
harassed, call (888) 404-
FWCC (3922) or #FWC or
*FWC on your cellular
phone, or use VHF Chan-
nel 16 on your marine
radio.


Request a free Please
Slow: Manatees Below
banner by contacting Save
the Manatee Club via e-
mail at education@save
themanatee.org, by regu-
lar mail at 500 N. Maitland


Ave., Maitland, FL 32751,
or by calling toll free at
(800) 432-JOIN (5646).
Just include your name,
mailing and e-mail ad-
dresses, and the area
where you boat in Florida.


Also, Florida .shoreline
property owners can get a
free aluminum sign for
their dock that reads,
Please Watch for Man-
atees: Operate With Care.
Be sure to include your


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name and mailing address
where the sign will be
posted, if different.
More tips are available
on the club's Web site at
www.savethemanatee.org
/boatertips.htm.


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COMING SOON
Film festival
Date: Dec. 26
Time: 1p.m.
Where: Venice Public Library, 300 S. No-
komis Ave., Venice
Notes: "One Night of Love," a special
after-Christmas program, will be shown.
Call: 861-1330
Deaf Professional Happy Hour
Date: Dec. 26
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: TJ Carney's Irish Pub & Grill, 231
W. Venice Ave., Venice
Notes: The Southwest Florida Deaf
Professional Happy Hour is a gathering
of professionals with a variety of jobs. We
welcome all who are interested in net-
Sworking and meeting new people.
E-mail: keljud442@gmail.com
New Year's Eve party
RSVP: Dec. 27
Date: Dec. 31
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis Elks Lodge,
1021 Discovery Lane, Nokomis
Notes: Social hour with hors d'oeuvres 7-
8 p.m.; prime rib or tilapia 8-9 p.m.; cash
bar; music by Sound Investments;
champagne toast, favors, continental
breakfast at midnight.
Cost: $55 each
Call: 486-1854
Singles dance party
Date: Dec. 28


Time: 7-11 p.m.
Where: Sarasota Resort
and Marina, 2-1/2 miles
north of Sarasota-
Bradenton International
Airport.
Notes: Meet more than
150 area singles from Sarasota,
Bradenton, Venice, North Port and more.
Cost: $7 at the door
E-mail: singleorganizationsunite@juno.
com
Fashion show luncheon
RSVP: Dec. 28
Date: Feb. 6
Time: 11 a.m.
Where: Meadows Country Club,
Sarasota
Notes: Sponsored by Sarasota Garden
Club, this annual fashion show will
include fashions by A'Tu. Purchase tick-
ets in advance.
Cost: $28
Call: 955-0875, Jean Kamp

Fun with watercolor
RSVP: Dec. 31
Date: Jan. 7-28
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Where: South Venice Civic Association,
720 Alligator Drive, Venice,
Notes: Adult four-week session with
Sarasota artist Carolyn Merenda for stu-
dents at all skill levels. Pick up supply list
frdm SVCA. RSVP by Dec. 31 for the
January classes.
Cost: $65, plus supplies
Call: 366-2866


New Year's Eve party
Date: Dec. 31
Time: 6 p.m.
Where: Italian American Club ofVenice,
1375 Ringling Drive, Venice
Notes: Cocktail hour is 6-7 p.m. with a
cash bar. Prime rib dinner will be catered
by Peaches of Sarasota. Dance to music
by Tony "D." Champagne toast and
favors are included.
Cost: $50
Call: 43-6344, Carl, or 650-7174, Michael
Compassionate Friends
Date: Dec. 31
Time: 7:30-9 p.m.
Where: Epiphany Cathedral, Room 107,
Soy Building, Venice
Notes: Group support for parents and
siblings grieving over the loss of a child.
Call: 408-4231, Larry
Eagles Aerie 3482
Date: Dec. 31
Where: 621 Colonia East, Nokomis
Notes: NewYear's Eve party; music by
Music Express.
Cost: $35
Call: 484-4470

Basic computer class
RSVP: Dec. 31
Date: Jan. 6
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
Where: Venice Public Library, 300
Nokomis Ave., Venice
Notes: Beginners computer class; regis-
tration starts Dec. 31.
Call: 861-1340 or register early at library


Link: www.sclibs.net/libraries/venice
New Year's Eve party
Date: Dec. 31
Time: noon-past midnight
Where: Downtown Sarasota at First,
Main and State streets, and Lemon
Avenue.
Notes: Circus shows are scheduled
throughout the day starting at noon; live
music at 8:30 p.m.; 10-second count-
down of the pineapple at Main Street
and Lemon Avenue.
Link srqnewyears.com
Wellesley Club luncheon
RSVP: Dec. 31
Date: Jan. 12
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Where: University Park Country Club,
7671 The Park Blvd., University Park
Notes: NewWellesley College President
H. Kim Bottomly will speak at this joint
meeting of the the Wellesley Clubs of
Sarasota and Tampa Bay. Alumnae and
guests are welcome.
Call: (781) 283-2310
E-mail: kkerns@wellesley.edu

Nature walk
Date: Jan. 1
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Where: Mayakka River State Park walk
Notes: Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club will
hold a three-hour walk. Wear sturdy
shoes, bring water, sunscreen and a dish
to share for lunch, Space is limited.
Cost: $5
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5:30 PM
Candlelight Family Service. TFEC
8:00 PM
Candlelight Lessons & Carols,
Sanctuary
11 PM
Candlelight Christmas Unplugged,
TFEC
Nursery Available at All Services
Youth Weekly Meetings
Weekday Pre-School
Pastors:
Thomas J. Kowalski
S Thomas J. Derrough


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


4s Trinity Presbyterian Church

Christ Centered-Biblically Based-Spirit Led
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES:
i Family Candlelight Service 6PM
STraditional Candlelight Service 8PM
Sunday Worship -10:30AM
4365 State Road 776 South Venice Florida between Jacaranda
Blvd & Rt. 41-next to South Venice Fire Department.
S 941.493.0018 www.TrinityPC.org




EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF

THE GOOD SHEPHERD
1115 Center Road (941) 497-7286
S Christmas Eve 4:30 PM
(Children's Pageant)
& 10:00 PM (Candlelight)
Christmas Day 10:00 AM
Epiphany (Jan 4th) 4:30PM




St. Mak's Episcopal Church
508 Riviera Street, Venice (2 block behind Venice Region/lMedicalCenter)

SWednesday, Christmas Eve
5:30 p.m.
S Family Service, Blessing of the Creche,
Children's Homily & Holy Communion
7:30 p.m. Carols
8:00 p.m. Holy Communion
10:00 p.m. Carols
10:30 p.m. Holy Communion

Thursday, Christmas Moming
10:00 a.m. Holy Communion




SFirst Christian Church
1100 Center Road *Venice, FL 34292
941-408-8088 www.churchthatcares.com
PRESENTS







"The Gift"
An original production featuring drama,
scripture, communion, bells and singing.
performed by the children and teens of FCC.
Come share the Christmas Spirit with us!
Wednesday December 24th 6pm

Pastor Joseph Ramsay
Ministries Director, First Christian Church
941-408-8088 ext. 3


Reformed
Community Church
16 00 Banyan Drive Vrnice
941-493-3075


OUR SAVIOR
LUTHERAN CHURCH
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December 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday% Worship Time: 111:01l a.m.
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Chanukah in Venice
Join us at the Gazebo in Cen- the sing along, games, and
tennial Park in downtown all of the fun. There are
Venice as we celebrate the treats for the youngsters,
first night of Chanukah on door prizes and more.
December 21st at 5:00 PM. As always, all of our friends
And again on the last night, and neighbors in the Venice
December 28th. Come and Community are invited to
participate in the candle join with us at this
lighting ceremonies. leestive holiday
Enjoy the music of season.
the JCV Klezmer and, ewish
and take part"inne
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Co-sponsored by the Sarasota- 60NoA ubr n Roakd
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CHRISTMAS EVE
CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
DECEMBER 24, 2008; 6:00 P.M.
JOYOUS CHRISTMAS MUSIC, THE
CHRISTMAS STORY, CHRISTMAS
MESSAGE FROM THE PASTOR, AND THE
WARMTH OF CANDLELIGHT COMMUNION.


We ,, I.j ll-. i,.ae available at 4 & 6 PM services.
Cmi, ... i Wr.., pz d i ae,, i S Childcare available at 4 & 6 PM services.


Wednesday,
December 24
Christmas Eve
Services
7:00 P.M. & 10:00 P.M.
The Living Nativity
will immediately
follow each service.

Regular Worship Schedule
Sunday
9:15 A.M. & 11:00 A.M.
11:15 A.M. Children & Adult
Sunday School Classes
Monday
5:30 P.M. Youth Fellowship
www. vnumc.net
vnumc@verizon.net
Re'. Jim Mlc\\hinnlr.Paslor
Re'. i. Ralph Burlon, A. instant Pasior


Auburn Road
Presbyterian
Church IPCA)
642 N. Auburn Rd. 485-3551
Traditional Worship
Weekly Lord's Supper
Coffee Fellowship:
10:00. a.m.
Sunday Worship:
10:30 a.m.
Christmas Eve
Candlelight Service: 7 p.m.
Visil our website:
www.arpca.org


Q1 Celebrate Christmas Eve with
Emmanuel Lutheran Church

,at Venice heate


- 5pm with the Sanctuary Choir
- 7pm with the Joyful Ringers,
Celebration Singers, Nativity Youth
Processional & Children's Sermon
- 9pm with the Men's Chorus I


CALVARY BIBLE CHURCH
1936 E.Venice Ave.


* Christmas Eve Candlelight 6 pm |
*Sound Bible Teaching *www.cbcvienice.com
SAWANA& Youth Children's Church
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4- LAKESIDE LUTHERAN CHURCH
S2401 S Tamiami Trail (Across from So. Cty. Admin. Bldg.)
The Rev. Dr. Randy Winkel
493,5102
www.lakesidelutheran.net
Christmas Eve
|5:00 pm and 7:00 pm
s Candle Light and Caroling
Christmas Day
10:00 am
Holy Communion
Christian Marriage & Family Counseling Counseling Office 493-5102



"Can't We All Just

Work Together?"
Season Three
A Study of World Religibns
Sponsored by the
Venice Interfaith Community Association
to be held at the
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice
1971 Pinebrook Road (at Edmondson Rd.)
Monday Evenings at 7:OO
January 5, 12, 19,26 February 2, 9, 16
Jan.5: Keynote address by Dr. Darrell J. Fasching,
Professor of Religious Studies, USF
Jan. 12: Scientology-Speaker to be announced.
Jan. 19: Islam-SamirY. Khatib,
The Islamic Society of Sarasota
Jan. 26: Baha'i-John S. Hatcher, Ph.D, USF
Feb. 2: Episcopal-Rev. Sharon L. Lewis,
The Church of the Holy Spirit, Osprey
Feb. 9: Mennonite-Pastor Randall Spaulding,
Covenant Mennonite Fellowship, Sarasota
Feb. 16: Mozilla G. Mitchell, Chair, Department of
Religious Studies, Univ. of South Florida
Admission is FREE
Pre-registration encouraged
Call: 941-966-6841
Email: judithbacon@comcast.net
Refreshments available after each session.

Donations welcomed!


Str'en Miller, Pasior
Larry Potts, Associate Pastor
Sunday Worship Services
Candle Light Services
6:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Sunday School
9:15 am and 10:30 ami
Nursery Provided for
All Services
Parking shuttle provided
493-7504
a 1475 Center Road, Venice
www.cumc.info


May your Holidays be blessed with the presence of Christ!


Vene Unted Church of ChIst
620SHAMROCK BLVD. VENICE, FL,34293
% w. www.veniceucc.org 493-8741
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Christmas services
* Trinity Presbyterian
Church, 4365 State Road
776, offers two Christmas
iEve services at 6 p.m.
(family) and 8 p.m. (can-
dlelight and carols)
Wednesday, Dec. 24. 493-
0018
* Venice Assembly of God,
:695 Center Road, spon-
,sors a Christmas Eve
.Conmuunion serviceatvdc
p.m. Dec. 24,'iTith music,
;prayer, lighting candles in
*celebration of the birth of
;Christ. 497-5683
* Epiphany Cathedral
Catholic Church, 350
.Tampa Ave. W., offers a
:live Christmas Mass from
"11 a.m. to noon,
,Thursday, Dec. 25. It will
-be broadcast on channels
"SNN-6 andWFTX-4.
*Bishop Frank J. Dewane
:of the Diocese of Venice
"will be the celebrant. 484-
.3505
:Hanukkah
:celebrations
I* 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/adults; $5/children.
493-2770
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 ad can -
a dPe-ilightirig, with treat'
and games for the'
youngsters. The JGV will
continue the celebration
with a special Chanukah
observance at 7 p.m.
prior to the regular ser-
vices at 7:30 on Dec. 26.
Bring your own family
menorahs for a commu-
nity candle lighting,
music and fun. Sunday,
Dec. 28, at 5 p.m. is the
last night of Hanukkah
with candle lighting,
door prizes and singing,
at the Gazebo. JCV is
located at 600 North
Auburn Road. 484-2022
Music
Ditchfield Family Singers
perform at 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, Dec. 21.493-0775
New Life Assembly of
God, 5800 South Tamiami
Trail, 493-0775
Youth and children's
Christmas musical,
"Christmas Crosstalk" at
6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23,
and at 6 p.m. Wednesday,
Dec. 24, First Church of


God, 351 Orange Road.
Treat bags for children in
attendance. 493-9938
* Explode the Roof, a new
contemporary, non-
denominational praise
and worship song service,
begins at 6 p.m. every
Saturday at South Venice
Christian Church, 2390
Seaboard Ave. 493-0003
New Life Assembly of
God, 5800 South Taniami\
Trail, 493-0775
* Sunset gospel sing-along
one hour before sunset,
Friday, 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 perform 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
offlorida.com
* 7-9 p.m., Fridays: Dark


room meditation, $5
* 4-7 p.m., Wednesdays:
Free Reiki healing clinic,
followed by prayer
group.
* 6:30 p.m. Thursday -
Healing service; 7 p.m.
Thursday Message
service.
Venice-Nokomis United
Methodist Church,
S208 Palm Ave., Nokomis '
4188-4137
* 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


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Out and about


PHOTO COURTESY OF KAREN MESSMER
Capt. Hugh James recently took Bob Peters, of Nokomis, and
a few other folks on a Cocohatchee River Nature Tour in
Naples, Fla.


PHOTO COURTESY OF SHEILA V. KAUFER
Emily Bernier recently came with hei family to the Annual
Family Holiday Party at the Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda
Library. Everyone sang songs, made a special holiday take-
home craft and visited with Santa and Mrs. Claus, followed by
refreshments.


COURTESY PHOTO
The annual Ridgewood Mobile Home Park Christmas Tea was
held Dec. 11.The event honors the women at the park for their
work to support the park's activities. In memory of Charlotte
Derby, who chaired the tea for many years, the tradition of
bringing baby gifts and donating them to the Venice Area
Pregnancy Care Center was continued. Committee members
are, in rear, Joan Watson, Joanne Satterfield, Sallie Chabasol,
Vera Kehm, Ginny Helvig, Mary McKenzie, Fran Hayes and
Rose Laurita. Also pictured are the.men who escorted the
women to their tables, Jack Hayes and Bob Derby.


















PHOTO COURTESY OF ED TAYLOR
Little Sam Rheingans and his dad, Matt, enjoyed breakfast
with Santa at the YMCA on Dec. 6.


COURTESY PHOTO
Fran Hayes, left, chair of the Ridgewood Mobile Home Park
Christmas Tea, presents donated baby gifts to Venice Area
Pregnancy Care Center President Judy Donahue. Donahue
had volunteered with Charlotte Derby at the center and said
she was pleased that she suggested the idea to her friends.





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PHOTO COURTESr OF BONNIE PARLET E
A Boy Scout Eagle Court of Honor was held recently for
Andrew Ogg, son of Mike and Kaci Ogg, of Omaha, Neb., and
grandson of Bonnie and Tom Parlette, of Venice. Andrew's
brothers, Nathan and Matthew Ogg, presented the colors dur-
ing the ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church of Omaha.


COURTESY PHOTO
Candy Duff, back row, a third-grade teacher and K-Kids faculty
adviser atTaylor Ranch Elementary School, took 41 K-Kids
students and their family members on a community outreach
event. K-Kids is a service organization sponsored by the local
Kiwanis Club that serves the school and community.These K-
Kids are fourth- and fifth-graders at Taylor Ranch.They visited
Bella Vita, Harbor Chase and Summerville nursing homes
Dec. 7, where they sang Christmas carols and delivered
homemade treats to the residents.


PHOTO COURTESY OF DAWN HAMMAN
The recent Venice Area Quilters Guild holiday dinner ben-
efited local organizations. Linda Mathisen, left, and Doris
Grimm chaired the guild's Toys for Tots collection. Retired
Marines picked up the toys and thanked the guild.They
are, from left, Bill Adams, Ken Schiller and Mike Roselle.
Grimm has chaired the drive for the guild for many years.

PHOTO COURTESY OF DAWN
HAMMAN
The quilters guild donated a
truckload of toys to Toys for
Tots, and more than $1,200
was raised for the South
County Food Pantry. Profits
from the meal, catered by
service sorority Pi Beta Psi,
went toward breast cancer
research. Mel Studley, a Pi
Beta Psi volunteer, served
rolls and a smile.


The Ladies League of the Bird Bay Golf Club recently held
their annual Christmas party at the Elks Lodge in Nokomis.
Instead of prizes and a gift exchange, the women bought gifts
for children on the Salvation Army Angel Tree.They also col-
lected nonperishable food items for the Salvation Army's food
pantry at the golf pro shop.


PHOTO COURTESY OF BOB CROSSLEY
Venice Sailing Squadron held its annual Christmas party at
Boca Royale Golf & Country Club on Dec. 10. From left, Vice
Commodore Steve Saewert, Secretary Pat Saewert,
Commodore Bob Grunow and Treasurer Don Marik.


PHOTO COURTESY
OF MAGGIE
SURWILO
Newcomers of
Venice Alumni
Bunco Group
recently attend-
ed the club's an-
nual Christmas
luncheon at the
home of Jane
Fischetti.

PHOTO COURTESY
OF BOB CROSSLEY
From left, enjoy-
ing the sailing
squadron's party
are Gigi and
Richard Gresen
and Tom and
Jackie Barrett.


PHOTO COURTESY OF KARL H SCHMITZ
Samantha Schmitz is the granddaughter of Carole and Karl
Schmitz, of Venice. Dr. Sam is accepting new patients; no
insurance or appointments required.

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VENICE GOLF & CC. Tile floors stretch throughout
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SOUTHBAY. Magnificent 2-story, 4BR home
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VENICE GOLF & C.C. Panoramic golf views from
this tastefully decorated great room plan with
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carpets. $499,000. Plantation office, 493-2500.
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PLACIDA HARBOUR. Beautiful, spacious 3BR
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& enclosed 2-cargarage. Outstanding community
amenities. $775,000. Englewood office, 473-7750.
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HAMMOCKS CAPE HAZE. This fantastic, newly
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upstairs loft area. $339,500. Englewood office,
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RIVENDELL. Well-appointed home in desirable
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appliances & preserve view. $699,000. Palmer
Ranch office, 966-8000. #A3899356


VENTURA VILLAGE. This newer 3BR, 3,100-sq.-
ft. home boasts an office, media room, heated
pool & 3-cargarage. Private wetland preserve lot.
$3'39,000. Venice office, 485-5421. #N5763615


CHARLOTTE HARBOR. Spectacular 4-story
luxurious condo overlooking the harbor with
hardwood floors. $689,900. Englewood office,
473-7750. #D5769631


PLANTATION G&CC. The most sought after
community in Plantation. 2BR plus den villa,
lake views & luxurious maintenance-free
living. $275,000. Plantation office, 493-2500.
#N572148


VENICE ISLAND. Unique 4BR home featuring
hardwood floors, new kitchen, tropical plans
& palms surrounding backyard pool. $599,000.
Venice office, 485-5421. #N5760930


WATERFRONT COMMUNITY. Amad:,g ,albuil
water, 3BR, deeded boat dock and fabulous condot
living in Punta Gorda Isles. $239,900. Englewopd
office, 473-7750. #C684754

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VENICE GOLF & CC. Maintenance-tree home
enjoys one of the choice lots on a Par-3 affording
lavish golf course views and neighborhood
pool. $239,000!.Plantation office, 493-2500.
#N5762037


BELLAGIO HARBOR VILLAGE. Bellagio
penthouse with the best panoramic
views inthe entirecomplex. Wraparound
Terraces, gourmet kitchen, high ceilings
& designer furnishings. $1,695,000.
Annette Ayers, 966-8000 or.223-2343.
4A3898732
THE OAKS. Well-located interior lot
overlooking the Heron course, this 4BR
main home boats a chefs kitchen, pool
& 1BR guesthouse. $1,295,000. Nicole
Haminons-Dovgopolyi, 966-8000 or
356-5$49. #A3897289
NOKOMIS.,Bayfront home located on
pristine Dona Bay. Prime location with
no fixed bridges, dock, davits and full
bayviews. $1,190,000. Helene Johnston,
493-2500 or 486-8224. #N569465
BOATER'S DELIGHT. Deep water dock-
age, minutes to the Gulf and a fabulous
location make this:3BR residence the
perfect place to:cal) home. $999,999.
Helen Moore, 485-5421 or 724-2030.
#N5762484
THE OAKS. Large 3/4BR family home
on lake & 7th fairway of Heron Course.
New roof,.a/c, piping & pool marcite.
$699,000. Sandra Strom, 951-6660 or
650-8297. #A37346~
OAKS MERIDIAN. One of the most
coveted locations in the towers.
Wonderful light shines in this 3BR plus
den plan. Enclosed garage. $699,000.
Diane Hager. 966-3000 or 918-1977.
IA3894938
SORRENTO SHORES. Enjoy spectacular
sunsets from this spacious. custom built
Mediterranean-style home overlooking
Blackburn Bay. $599,900. William Eckler,
485-5421 or 408-5363. #N5763008
ELEGANT LIVING in an ideal location,
with upgraded throughout and exquisite
architectural;detail. Pool and spa.over-
look lake. $ 95,000. Barbara E Gahry,
966-8000 or 586-3936. #A388930
OAKS MERIDIAN. Beautiful preserve
& water views from this stylish corner
-nit. Bamboo floors, granite kitchen,
crown mblding &3BRs. $459,000:Nicole
Hammgns-Dovgopolyi, 966-8000 or
356-5849. #A374403
OAKS'BAYSIDE.'Wooded lot with
preserve view, blueprints available.
Wonderful country club lifestyle. Club
membership required. $435,000. Nicole
Hammons-Dovgopolyi, 966-8000 or
356-5849. #A345693


PORTCHARLOTTE. Watertront3BH home located
on a quiet cul-de-sac. Features an open plan &
formal living, dining & Florida rooms. $225,000.
Englewood office, 473-7750. #D5771225


RIVENDELL. A beautiful leaded glass
front door leads to a lavishly appointed
home. Elegance & rich detailthroughout.
$409,000. Barbara E Gahry, 966-8000or
586-3936. #A380162
RIVENDELL. Recently renovated, main-
tenance-free.horhe with large kitchen,
stainless appliances & room for a pool.
Close to Pine View School. $299,000.
Barbara E Gahry, 966-8000 or586-3936.
#A3898325-
GOLFER'S DREAM. Charming lakefront
townhouse in the exclusive Oaks Golf
& CC. Updated interior and serene lake
view from patio. $250,000. Shayla Twit,
951-6660 or 544-7690. #A384714
LAKE VISTA. Light & bright Hidden
Bay end unit with 9' ceilings, many
amenities & preserve views. $249,000.
Annette Ayers, 966-8000 or 223-2343.
#A3898413
THEOAKS PRESERVE. Exceptional Oaks
lot priced for immediate sale. Must sell
quickly. $154,900. Betty Mullinnix &
Steve Abbe, 349-3444 or 928-3441.
#A3895979
NOKOMIS LOT. Perfect for your new
home in an. area central to schools,
shopping, beach & 1-75. $45,000.
Betty Knight, 485-5421 or 928-3019.
#N5761382


ENGLEWOOD ISLES. Beautiful newer
5BR, 5,000-sq.-ft.custom bayfrdnt pool
home with views of Lemon Bay, ICW &
Manasota Key. $1,998,000. Helen Moore,
485-5421 or 724-2030. #N5763412
VENICE ISLAND. Ultra luxurious town-
hoose style home located steps from
Venice Beach. Upgrades galore, private
elevator, pool & sundeck. $1,375;000.
Joan Mcmahon, 485-5421 or 306-9353.
#N571936
VENICE ISLAND. Spectacular Gulf &
beach views from this nicely appointed
end unit. Almost 2,400 sq. ft. of luxury
living in one of the most relaxing, private
condominiums on the beach. $995,000.
Larry Brown, 485-5421 or 544-4391.
#N5762657
HACIENDA DEL MAR. Unique Florida
community with Spanish architec-
ture. 3BR end unit with scenic views
and resort-style amenities. $775,000.
Pamela Neer, 473-7750 or 830-0999.
#D5769423
GROVE CITY SHORES. Completely
remodeled waterfront home with
elevated deck overlooking lanai & pool
area, $699,900. John Miranda, 473-7750
or 587-04. #D590771347


ENGLEWOOD. Key West-style stilt home with JACARANDA. Put your personal touches on
adjoining buildable lot. 3 stories with potential this wonderful 3BR split plan home in a great
of SBR. Great views from 2 decks. $209,000. community. Features a family room, Florida
Plantation office, 493-2500. #N5762658 room, new plumbing & newer a/c. $175,000.
Venice office, 485-5421. #N5761725


PUNTA GORDA
28959 SMUGGLERS LANE. $849,900. Ellen Baker,
268-4999.#05770164
VENICE
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OLD FLORIDA ARCHITECTURE. In a
nature preserve & across from 2 mari-
nas, 2,400-sq.-ft., 3/4BR overlooks a
lake & features numerous upgrades.
$649,000. Janet Montgomery, 966-8000
or 544-7031. #A340778
VENICE ISLAND. Beloved historic-style
4BR cottage between the beach and
downtown on Venice Island. Over2,000
sq. ft. with welcoming rooms in a flow-
ing floor.plan. $615,000. Helen Moore,
485-5421 or 724-2030; #N5763722
CALUSA LAKES. Known as the
"Bougainvillea House," this beauti-
ful' home was custom designed by
Bamboo Homes. Walled courtyard leads
toa unique floor plan with lake & golf
views. $595,000. Elizabeth Phillips, P.A.,
966-8000 or 223-3344. #A376484
PAULSEN PLACE. Recently renovated
home on a private street. Just 2 lots
from Lemon Bay. Beautiful bay views.
$559,000, John Miranda, 473-7750 or
587-0346. #05771295
ENGLEWOOD. 3,000 + sq. ft. custom
ranch nestled on an acre, with 3 master
suites, cathedral ceilings, dining room
& living room. $499,000. Linda Bastian,
966-8000 or 321-6203. #A375675
HAMMOCKS. Gracious living in this 4BR
luxury penthouse. Located overlooking
Lemon Creek & the Amberjack State
preserve. $495,000. Toby Delbridge,
473-7750 or 320-6360. #0572585
INTRACOASTAL LIVING in the beauti-
fully designed community of Hacienda
Del Mar. Great water.views from this 2BR
unit. $475,000. Pamela Neer, 473-7750
or 830-0999.#05769416
HAMMOCKS CAPE HAZE. Spectacular
views from this luxury penthouse.
Located directly overlooking Lemon
Creek & the Amberjack Preserve, this
Eagle penthouse offers 4BRs & almost
3,000 sq. ft. $469,900. Pamela Neer,
4 o 875l30 0or cii-94. #lDO5i84


328 PEDRO ST. 5599,000. Steven Chapman,
716-7591. #N5760930
1100TARPONCENTERDR#204.$549,000.Sherrey
Welch, 223-6318. #N5760930


GOVERNORS GREEN. Outstanding 4BR
home on a quiet cul-de-sac street. Many
wonderful features including beautiful
landscaping & self-cleaning pool & spa.
$449,900. Helene Johnston, 493-2500 or
486-8224. #N5763688
CAPE HAZE. Spacious 3BR home on a
1/2-acre lot with great room, master
suite & breakfast nook open to lanai &'
pool. $425,000. Pamela Neer, 473-7750
or 830-0999.#05769365
VENICE ISLAND. Spacious home on
a large lot. Mexican tile floors, excep-
tional yard with fruit trees & 2 deeded
Gulf beach accesses. $399,000. Beverly
Weltzien, 485-5421 or 223-0612.
#N5763621
BOCAVISTAHARBOR.Overlooking Boca
Grande, Charlotte Harbor & Placida Bay,
this well-appointed 4th-floor Dorado
model features tastefully designed decor
&furnishings. $375,000. Toby Delbridge,
473-7750 or 320-6360. #0572628-
ISLAND PARK. Venice Island top
floor 3BR end unit with high ceilings
& extra large bonus room. $339,900.
Sherrey Welch, 485-5421 or 223-6318.
#N5762867
VENICE ISLAND. Neveroccupied, newer-
built, completely turnkey furnished
3BR condominium with bonus room,
screened lanai & lake view. $335,000.
Sherrey Welch, 485-5421 or 223-6318.
#N5763602
MANASOTA SHORES. 2BR condo in
lush tropical setting. Friendly commu-
nity with deeded beach and bay
access, covered balcony & heated pool.
$279,900. Ellen Baker, 473-7750 or
268-4999. #05769318
WATERFORD. Maintenance-free
Shannon model in Waterford. Walking
distance to heated pool, tennis, golf
& fitness. $273,500. Robert Harsch,
485-.421 o i221-3690 #hN5763r677 *


PORT CHARLOTTE. Completely upgraded
with new roof, garage door, water heater &
windows. $135,200. Englewood office, 47.3-7750,
#05770812


ROTONDA WEST. Lovely, spacious 3BR
pool home in a popular golf community.
Features formal living & dining rooms,
family room, eat-in kitchen, large lanai
& pool area with canal view. $269,000.
Sharon Andres, 473-7750 or 468-9897.
#0569881
HIDDEN LAKE. Fabulous, newer 3BR
home with 2-car garage in a gated
community. Features tile, Corian
counters & nook with bay windows.
$264,900. Jo-anne Sckowska, 485-5421
or 321-8975. #N5763002
LAKE OF WOODS. Meticulously main-
tained 3BR with open floor plan &
in-ground pool. Close to all the ameni-
ties Venice has to offer. $264,000.
Diane Fuchs, 485-5421 or 266-8006.
#N5763431
CLUBSIDE VILLAS. Beautiful golf course
views from the lanai of this special
Clubsidevilla. Open plan, vaulted ceilings
& eat-in kitchen. $259,900. Katie Malloy,
493-2500 or'468-2483. #N5763089
VENICE GARDENS. Jacaranda lakefront
charmer with'extensive renovations.
Features 3BRs, updated kitchen, family
room & large lanai. $239,900. Jo-anne
Sckowska, 485-5421 or 321-8975.
#N5763651
ROTONDA WEST. Charming 2BR pool
home located on a cul-de-sac over-
looking golf course & park-like views.
$225,000. Susan Gilmore, 473-7750.
.#D5771343
WEXFORD. 3BRvilla on a wooded corner
lot golf course views. Upgrades include
custom cabinetry, enclosed Florida
room & more. $224,900. Bambi Utton,
493-2500 or 228-4881. #N575615
VENICE ISLAND. Just steps from the
Avenue on Venice Island, this historic
garden condominium embraces Old
Florida charm. $198,500. Katie Malloy,
493-2500 or 468-2483. #N575193
SOUTH VENICE. 2BR split plan, updated
kitchen, dining room, plantation shut-
ters, tiki bar, brick paver patio & 2-car
garage. $177,000. John Grimshaw,
473-7750 or 457-2612. #0565896
SOUTHWOOD. Charming lakefront,
maintenance-free home with vaulted
ceilings, plantshelves, large mastersuite
with sitting area. $165,000. Jo-anne
Sckowska, 485-5421 or 321-8975.
#N5761543
NEW CONSTRUCTION in Rotonda Villas.
Features an open floor plan, 2BRs, one-
car garage, & an eat-in kitchen with
breakfast bar & Corian counters. Close to
golf& beach. $159,000. Dianne Corcoran,
473.77l50r 266-1426 #D5583S6


VENICE GARDENS. 3BR residence on a corner
lot with pool, glass sliders, Florida rooraird
vaulted ceilings. $115,900. Venice office, 485-35. !.
#N5762245

ROTONDA VILLAS. This open planrvill
boasts 2BRs, vaulted ceilings, 18" tile,
carpet, eat-in kitchen, breakfast bar
& Corian counters. Two-year builder
warranty. $159,000. Dianne Corcoran,
473-7750 or 266-1426. #D558388
ROTONDA WEST. New construction in
Rotonda Heights. Due to be completed
by mid-2007. $139,900. Paul 0 Brien,
473-7750. #0548271
MISSION LAKES. This 2BR end unit's
location overlooking pool & lake
enhances the tranquil atmosphere
you experience living in Mission Lakes.
$125,900. Beverly Weltzien, 485-5421
or 223-0612. #N571434
PINEHURST. Excellent 80' x220' build-
ing lot on palm tree lined boulevard:
Adjacent lot also available. 5105,000.
Mercedes Skidmore, 473-7750.
#D573589
ROOM TO BUILD on this great lot in
South Venice. Lot is partially clearedA
in a great neighborhood, across fnr
Shamrock Park. $45,000. Mary Sampli
485-5421 or416-1591. #N519534 :-


PORTCHARLOTTE. Fabulous 3,500-sq
ft. custom built waterfront home off it
spectacular views & over 175' of carng
$599,000. Courtney Boyer, 473-7750$r
286-8208. #D5768958
NORTH PORT LOT. 4.46 acres on
the Coco Plum Waterway. $575,0090
Don Mullan, 485-5421 or 445-2072.
#N5763332
PORT CHARLOTTE. Wonderful oppor-
tunity to own a beautiful 4BR home on
the Tecumseh Waterway in South Gulf
Cove. Access to the Gulf. $499,900. Paul
O'brien, 473-7750. #05770096
NORTH PORT. This personally custom
built home features a fenced-in yard
for privacy. $399,900. Harvey Davis,
493-2500 or223-0424. #N5763516
PORT CHARLOTTE. Immaculate, expand'
sive 3-4BR home with cathedral ceiling,
arched doorways, luxurious mastersuite
with double walk-ins, great backyard &
room fora pool. $205,000. Lynn Purmort,
349-3444 or 928-7472. #A387938
RIVERWOOD. Firstfloor end unit condo-
minium with 2-car garage at end of cul-
de-sac in Riverwood's exclusive mainte-
nance-free community of Grand Vista.
$199,000. John Grimshaw, 473-77500r
457-2612 #D5?71175


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ISLAND SHORES
2BR/2BA high ceilings.
Priv. pool ent. $599,900.
941-416-3829
Owner/Broker
On Alligator Creek w/dock.
Ferry to beach, 2 or 3BR,
w/Tropical fam rm, billiard
rm, DR, 3CG, 80x275 lot,
2400 SF. At $495K, what
are you waiting for?
Investment RIty 492-5050


1030 WATERFRONT
HOMES


L*QQK1
RIVERFRONT
W/GULF ACCESS!!!
OWNER FINANCING
OR LEASE OPTION
Like New 3/3/2
Pool, Dock.& Seawall.
$298K 941-716-0040
www.mmhammer.com

1040 CONDOS/ILLAS
FOR SALE

$52k!!!GREAT DEAL 2/2
Condo Across from Cul-
tural Center Pool & Many
amenities 941-766-7586
Bird Bay Golf Course Villa,
2/2, Ldry rm, Cport, 8x25
Porch, Cath Ceilings, $199k
Investment Rity 492-5050
Blrdbayrealty.com
Bird Bay Village
City Limits of Venice
Golf, Tennis, Pools,
3 ConvJ2 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 Corer Condo $85,000
3 Conv./ 2 Lakeside $178,500
2/2 Bayhouse $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 Grndfir, 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

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
To Advertise in
The Showcase
of Homes
Please Call Jill
941-429-3116
or Email;
iilld@sunnewspapers.net
Venice, 2bd Condo, Furn.
Pristine Cond. Pool, Club-
house, Golf Course, $99K
(941)-488-3579

1090 MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE

55+ NEW factory direct
14X48 fum. 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
Furnished 1984 Trophy
Classic 1/1, on prime cor-
ner lot by pool. Located at
Sun 'N' Shade Camp-
ground MUST SELL
$6000 239404-0530

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


1090 MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE

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

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
941-488-5672

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 WANTED TO 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

$700 mo. + Dep.2/2/CP,
SCentral PC, washer/dryer
Scr lanai, lawn service
provided 941-625-1480
$750/MO PC, Nice 3/2/1.
All tile, new kitchen and
baths, Nice area. Pets
OK. 941-743-2040
*Affordable-
3BR & 4BR Newer,
Spacious, N P homes
941-223-6067
owner broker
1 MONTH FREE!!!
S3/2/2 E. ENGL. pool,
immaculate, close to
beaches, good school
district. $1100/mo.
941-270-7310

18198 Griffen
PC 4/2 Pool $995
Pets Welcome
PC 180 Duxberry
4/2 $800
941-628-4494
1ST MONTH FREE in
Select Properties w/Paid
Deposits Homes, Condos
& Apts. Manasota Key Realty
(941)-4749536, Engl
2/1 CHA, quiet, sm pets
ok, $595 1st sec, year
lease Haines Ave 941-
627-1812 Iv. msg

2/1/CP CUTE PC,
A/C,tile floors W&D,
fenced yard. $650 mo.
Lease option possible.
41-380-5721
2/2/1 Venice Island
Walk to beach;
2/2/2 family rm,Jacuzzi
Investment RIty 492-5050
3 & 4 Bedroom Homes
$950 mo. appi incl.
large lahai, quiet area.
(219)-246-7099
Jerry Tomlinson
Shells Realty LLC
3/2/1 North l Port
$750.00 month. 1st and
security. Some pets ok.
Available immed. 941-
'270-0742
3/2/2 IN NORTH PORT
Carpet & Tile. New home.
$600/mo. + $500 securi-
ty. 941-628-2606
3/2/2 + pool, lease or
option. $1100 mo. Newer
Rotonda West. N/S, N/P
(941)-830-8868


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

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



S UNSTA R RHATY. INC.
MORRIS REALTY, INC.
EXPECT THE BEST!
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Rentals Priced Right
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Condo's start @ $450
Houses start @ $475
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$900/mo. yr lease/sec
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$657 Mo.
AWARD WINNING
SUNBELT MGT.
SERVICES
RENTALS*
2/1/CP, SWC, Sm.
Pet Ok, Godfrey Ave.
P.C. $650 Mo.
2/1.5/2
Marlin Ave. P.G.
$657 Mo.
COMPLETE LISTINGS
(941) 764-7777
sunbeltmgtservices.com

Brand New 2 & 3 bed.
Condo's Near Beaches,
Nice amenities from
$800 mo. 941-350-
1288

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

Brand New 3/2/3. Fresh
water canal. $975/mo
2617 Town Ter (off Cran-
berry) 815-1273

Brand New luxury homes
in B.S. Village. Starting @
$1,050 mo. w/lyr. lease.
Sale poss. 941-623-2920

Cottages for rent,
2BR on Dona Bay
w/pool & dock.
(941)-915-4223

DEEP CREEK, 3/2/2,
Heated Pool, $995. mo.
Call Michele 508-737-
0884

DEEP CREEK New 4/2/2,
Washer & Dryer,
scrn lanai, liv. & din. rm
$1050mo.321-213-0168


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

East Englewood
Duplex $595.00
11151 Pendleton
Ave 2BR2BA Includes
Lawn Service,'Pest
control
WWW.pelicanpm.com
Lic Brker 941-232-8223
El Jobean Cozy 2/2
Mobile Home on Canal.
Pet OK. $700 mo.
(941)-350-1288
EngI 2/2/2 Qt Nbhd, Spacious
opn pin, Cath ceilings Fncd
yrd. Elec Storm Shutters Ask-
ing $925/mo 941-928-0715
Engl 3/2 on water.
Updated. Furn or Unfurn.
Near Shops. $895 (941)-
474-6141 941-769-7314
ENGL Reduced $495,
1/1 cottage, canal, no
bridges 1-2 adults, ns, np,
1/L/Sec. (941-474-7272

ENGL/Gardens of Gulf
Cove, 2BR newly remod-
eled, community.pool
'$600/mo
(941)-321-7780
ENGL/ROTONDA Priced
to sell at'$129,900
Absolutely like new 3/2
1790sf fully remodeled.
Lg pool 148 Annopolis
Call Ron TarponCoast
Realty (941)-223'4781
ENGLEWOOD
3/2 Farm house 6
acres Barn, 3 pastures
WEST COAST PROP. MGT
941-473-0718
RentalsFlorida.net
ENGLEWOOD ISLES
2/2/2 tile, carpet, lawn
serv.inc sm pet ok
WEST COAST PROP..MGT
941-473-0718
RentalsFlorida.net


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For a Complete List Go To
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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 & NP

FREE MONTH Never Lived
in gorgeous 18Q00sf
3/2/2, lots of tile, wood
cabinets, high ceilings
$995mo (941)-955-8243
Gardens of Gulf Cove
3/2/CP, fenced yard, tile
$745mo. no sec. w
/approval. 772-359-6584
Harbor Heights 3/1 +
workshop & shed, W/D
Incld. $750 1st +'Sec
(941)-815-8818



HOMES IN GATED
COMMUNITY
15 Homes!
Furn./Unfurnished
Annual or Seasonal
(941)-629-3337 or
(313)-600-5238
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N. Port 3BR Pool home
on corner lot, fenced,
Across from Elem. school
$895/mo 941-234-8587
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, Two
to choose from $800-
$1250. (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 3/1/1, immac-
ulate, 8384 Raoul Ave.
$750 mo. 1st & sec.
($1500). 941- 922-4451


12'10 HOMES FOR
RENT



InvestorsChoice Real Estate


North Port
3/2 Pinstarpool $950/A
3/2Affinity $775/A
Enlewood
2/1.5 Momig Dove $550/A
2/2 McFadden $750/A
2/2 Dearbom 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 Boindary $600/A
Deep Creek:
1st mth FREE.......
3/2 Ulta 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, po $2600/S
2/1 Green St $900/S
1/1.5 Quails Run
Condo $1450/S
Diana Legg, Mgr.
Your Rental Experts
941-681-1189
941-475-7011
website: www.icre.us

North Port
HOMES FOR RENT

1844 Dominick St
8386 Red Coach Ave
6201 Coniston Ter
2/1 S595.00
3704 Renick Ln
4/2/2 iS109500
3860 Duar Ter
3/2/1 $700.00
1581 Rada Lane
3/2/2 $825.00
2763 Price Blvd
3/2/2 City Water
WWW.pelicanpm.com
Lic Broker
(941) 232-8223
Ndrth Port, 3/2 no
pets, $800 mo. off of
Sumpter. Avail. Jan.
1st. 239-249-2227
North Port,; 4BR/2BA,
2672 SF, pool, all appl,
fenced, $1250 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 Ist/L/Sec
(941)-468-2945
North Port, Recently built
4/2/2 2200 sf under air.
Sec 8 Welcome. $1250
941-426-6217
941-423-0999 9-6
North Port, New home
4BR/2BA/2, lanai, appls,
only $800/mo. 941- 629-
8190 x403.
NP 3/2/2 + Den, Corner
Lot. New Carpet & Jile.
Haberland Blvd. $1000
+ Dep; 941-286-3484
NP Nice '2bd, Garage,
Fenced yrd. $700 2878
Ashland Ln. $700 mo.
(941)-661-1479 i
P.C. 2/2/CP, windowed
lanai, living, dining area,
new kitchen, N/P (941)-.
629-8203 or 661-5287
P.C. 3br/2ba/1, tile, car-
pet, w/d hookup, $845
mo. Damaged credit con-
sidered. 941-373-5482
P.C., 3/2.5/1, Tile, Gran-
ite, All Appliances. Very
Nice! Murdoc': Area.
$900. md 941-624-3055
PC 2/2 or 3/2, tile, lanai,
appl. w/d $675-$995
mo. 1st + sec. Ann. Sm.
pet ok (9411-626-1514
PC 1/1: across from
Peace 'River Hospital.
$480 Water incl. 1st, last
& Sec (941)-380-9212
PC 18227 Ackerman Ave.
4BR 2BA, 2 Car Gar.,
$900 mo. + $900 dep.
(941)-627-4925.
PC 2/1 CHA, exc. cond. on
canal. No pets. $650/ mo.
1st, last & sec. (941)-575-
0113.
PC 3/1 AllTile, Pets
OK, Available Now,
$173.50wk or $695mo
(941)-575-6482 or
(941)969-4720


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1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

PC 3/2/1 Fenced bk yrd.
Near Schools & shops
$650 1st & last
(941)-815-7704
PC Lrg 3/2/1 $800
21208 Bassett Ave
HUD APPROVED
941-228-7781
PC, 3/2/2 extra Irg.
lanai w/jacuzzi. NEW
everything, completely
redone! nice area, $750.
mo. Near Murdock.
17319 Wintergarden Ave.
(941)-286-8407-
PC, Beautiful, 3/2/2 Irg
FL room, pool & jacuzzi,
new tile $975 305-333-
5821 or 305-891-2962
PC. NICE AREA. 18375
ELGIN AVE. 2-1-1 $600
MTH. FIRST, LAST, AND
SECURITY. NO PETS.
941-468-4096

PG canal front home,
2/2/2, tile throughout,
great rdom, $775 mo.
(941)-639-2823
PG 2/1, Historic District
Pets Ok $675 mo.
Call ReMax Anchor Realty
800-898-7353
PG, 3/2/1 furn, 95ft. on
water, dock, $800 mo. +
util. Avail. 3/1/09. 941-
639-2815 Leave msg.
Port Charlotte Lrg., 2
bdrm, 1 bath, central
heat & air NEW blinds
& carpets, No Pets
$550. (941)-743-3489

Port Charlotte Rentals
227 Fields Ter 3/2/
Sail Boat Water 995
20415 Abury Rd S8U.00
3/2/1 Fenced vard-FW canal
2223ButaloAve y9b.U
large 3/2/2 Pool Home
22247 New RochelleAve
2/2/1 Comer lot $725.
WWW.pelicanpm.com
SLic Broker
(941) 232-8223
PORT CHARLOTTE, 2BR/
2BA/1CG, oversized
lanai, fenced yard. $700,
mo. (941) 575-7638
PT CHAR 2/1, Den, tile,
laundry room, AC, all
appl. $650 mo + sec.
239-878-7938
PT. CHARLOTTE 2/2/1
1st Mth FREE! Many
Updates WD, Next to park
$700/mo 941-769-3763
PT. CHARLOTTE Very
nice 3/2/4 w/ 50'
dock on canal. Bring
your boat $975/mo
941-350-1288


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT
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
Punta Gorda 1/1
Avail Now. $150wk or
$600 monthly
(941)-575-6482
Punta Gorda
Rurnt Stnro -
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
ROTONDA 4BR/2BA
Beauty! Pool home
$1200 Call Wendy
941-228-7781
S. Venice 3/1.5 Fenced
yard, Pet OK, $800
Avail 1/1. (941)497-1993
Seasonal Rentals
from $995.00 Mo.
Charlotte and
Sarasota counties
WWW.pelicanpm.com
Lic Broker 941)232-8223
SUMTER/41: NEW 3/2/2
1522SF, CATHEDRAL
CEILING, PERGO,
TILE & CARPET,
LARGE MASTER SUITE,
CLOSE TO SHOPPING.
$850/MO.
941-758-6542.

Venice 2/2/1 w/fenced
yard & Lanai.. $850
Remax Alliance Group.
Pat (941)-475-7603
VENICE 2BR/2BA/lcg
Split plan. Recently
updated $850/mo
(941)-359-1249
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-$875 941-4924280
Gulf Coast Rentals &
RealEstate Co.


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

VENICE MINI FARM, 5
acres w/irrigation. 3/2,
furn house, pool.
$1200/mo (317-6966234








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1240CONDOSNILLAS
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 upstairs condo,
newly remodeled, ameni-
ties, Dp. Crk. $600 mo.;
1st &sec (941)-423-8816
2/2/1 PGI 'end unit.


ground floor condo,
VENICE ISLAND, 3br/2ba, gated complex, granite,
unfurn, Pet OK. Short or S.S. appliances, w/d,
long term. $950. huge htd. pool. $815 mo.
(813)-690-1359 Call Dave 330-763-0887


1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

ANNUAL RENTALS
lbed/2bed Condos
All utilities paid
except electric.
BIRD BAY REALTY
Venice office
941-484-6777 or
1-800-464-8497

ATHENS TOWNHOUSE Venice
Luxury living in a rental unit
2/2 three blks to bch, 2blks
to shops. (941485-7645 .
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.,
ranite, w/d inc. Pets ok
675+ up 941-661-4539
DC GC Villa 2/2 w/or with-
out garage, Lrg BR LR
DR & storage $750-$800
(941)-575-7559
DEEP CREEK 2/2 condo,
1 year old with pool & car-
port $695 mo. Pet
allowed. 216-469-2944.
Deep Creek Gardens,.2/2
2nd fl, W/D, New Paint,
Pool, Tennis, Clubhouse
$600 (941)-769-0572
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
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
MONTH FREE 12 mins
from venice 2br w/ den
2 ba 1300sf, pool $399.
moves you in $799/mo
9414730450


HARBOR POINTE
LUXURY RENTALS!
*3 Bed/ 2.5 Bath
*1800+ sq.ft.
*Starting at Only
$1200/ mo.
*INCLUDING UTILITIES!
(941) 627-9930
HARBOUR HGTS. 27235
Adams Dr. 2/2 condo-cpt.
1 yr old. $595 mo. Pets
allowed. 216-469-2944


1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

Adult 55+... we have one
2/2/2 (annual) avail now at
$795/mo Sunrise Villas
of Rotonda 941-697-2525

Live On The Avenue, walk
to beaches, shopping &
restaurants. Turn key fur-
nished. 2BR/1BA, 2nd
floor w/lanai, htd. pool &
laundry. Annual $950/mo
incl. util. No pets. 813-
654-8866 or 813- 334-
0532
NP Townhome, 2/2.5/1
Shows brand new, NS,
NP, W/D, free cable, pool,
tennis, fitness, $800
Annual. 941-380-0770
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)-323-4385.
PC, 2/2 off Kings Hwy.
water, cable, W/D incl.
Pool/Tennis. $675. Furn.
avail. (941) 763-9052
PC, 2/2 Waterfront
Condo, Private Fishing
Pier, Pool, Covered Park-
ing, $750/mo
Annual/Seasonal Poss.
Inc. Water & Cable (941)
764-6069
PGI, 3/2/1,NS, upstairs,
gourmet kit., att. gar.
ated. 2 yrs old. Htd pool
& spa. $950 mo incl,
most util. (941)-637-6418
PT CHAR: Furn 2BR/
2BA condo, in Oaks IV.
All utilities paid. Call
(813)-719-7719.
PUNTA GORDA ISLES
New Furn. 2/2, Club-
house, $900. mo Annual
www.trueswflorida.com
(239)-210-1521

NOKOMIS, SORRENTO E
2/2, convenient loca-
tion, $825. Avail now!
(941)-587-9997
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,
$750/mo. incl all utilities
except elec. Covered
parking, pool, turnkey fur-
nished. 941-650-3035
VENICE ISLAND, 1st fir,
unfurn, 2/2, covd pkg,
near downtown & beach,
$800+Sec. (941)4888145


1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

Venice, 2bd Condo, Furn.
Pristine Cond. Pool, Club-
house, Golf Course,
$850. (941)-488-3579

1285 COTTAGES
FOR RENT

ENGL BEACH ANNUAL
Charming Furn 3bed
$750 Ibed $500 Garden-
er 949-429-3033

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, great location,
$625/mo, Ist &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
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.
ENG. 2BR/1.5BA Tile
Floors Lanai, Conve-
nient loc. $500/mo
NS, No pets DAVE
475-7011

ENGL 2/2/1. Lawn &
Pest control incl. Pets
OK. Good location.
(201)-638-5805
Englewood P.C. 2/1,
just remodeled, tile, new
paint. Pets ok. $495 mo.
Call (239)-398-5473
ENGLEWOOD
1/1 carport new tile
carpet water incl
$495 MOVE IN $745
WEST COAST PROP.
MGT 941-473-0718


Englewood
1Br/lBa $400 month.
145 S. New York Ave.
Call (941)276-9192.
Englewood 2/1 w/lanai,
Adjacent unit also avail
for friend or relative.
Nice larger unit in good
area. $560 1st + Sec.
941-473-4071


1300 DUPLEXES
FOR RENT


Lc K
ENGLEWOOD
1BR/1BA $475/mo
2br/lba $500
Recent remodel, W/D
No smoking/Pets
1st& Sec 941-400-1670
Englewood 2/1, lanai, w/d
hook up. new paint & tile,
Lawn care incl. $550/mo.,
1st. + sec. (941)-624-5233
Englewood, 2/1, clean,
small pets okay, w/lyr.
lease $500 mo. Also 2/2
$600 (941)-468-6216
Englewd. 2/1 w lanai
$595 Rotonda waterfront
cottage 2/1, lanai, W/D
$695. 941-460-9403
Murdock Area, 2/2/1, Ig.
walk-in closet, pantry,
water incl. $550.
941-423-0486
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. until + $300
dep. (760)-529-9248
PC, 2/1 Duplex apt.
Quiet, clean, close to 41,
$575/mo. 1st & $500
sec. dep. 941-716-2177
Peace River Shores 2006
2/2 1000sf, All appl, lawn
care incld, N/P $600 1st
& Sec. (941)-626-3569
A-i, PG. Clean, quiet,
large, 2BR/1BA, carport,
$1300 Moves you in.
941-637-0417, or
941-740-0491
A-i, PG. Clean, quiet,
large, 2BR/1BA, carport,
$650 mo. $1-300 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


1300 DUPLEXES
FOR RENT

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.
Venice, large studio, util.
incl. screened in lania, .
plenty of parking, near
41,$500 (941)-356-4705

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
lbr/lba, 3 blocks from' -'
Venice Beach, off Venice
Ave. New appls & W/D.
$595/mo 941-716-1431
1ST MONTH FREE
VENICE-lbr $600, 2BR
$675. N/Pets. Sea Jay
Apts, under new mgmt.
941-232-9893
2 BEDROOM APT.
1/2 Block to Nokomis
Beach. $850/mo,
Less with maint.
Assistance. 1st, Last &
sec. 941-488-5672
Hampton Point A pts
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. 941-628-379 -
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


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1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT

Eff $160 week, 1 Bedrm
apt $195 wk. Incl util.
Triangle Motel Punta
Gorda 941- 639-8356
Eng 1BR Poolside Furn Apt.
Town Center Turnkey W/D,
Utilities Incld. $650/mo
(941)-2236572

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 1ST
MONTH FREE 12 mins
from Venice 2br w/ den
2ba1300stpool$399.
moes you $799/no941-
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 Utis. +
Cable TV. 941-661-7120
SMANASOTA Key, steps to
beach. 1 & 2 bed, util.
& 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
P.C. 2/2 nr. Promenades
Mall, tile, carpet, lanai,
canal, N/P $575 mo.
457-1888 941-724-3352

QUIET APT 2/2 overlook-
- ing Deep Creek Golf
Course, carport & stor-
age. $675 mo. 1st mo.
free! 875-3290,255-5950
S VENICE near Myakka
River, lbr/lba, $540+
elec. Unfurn, use of wash-
er/ dryer. (941)468-2945

Toledo Club
Apts. Luxury
Community.
FALL

Studio's /$535
lbd 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
SVENICE Studio
= & 1 bedroom.
SAccepting
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. 941-624-4404.


1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT

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

OppORTlnITY


Woodmere
Apts of Venice
Luxury
Community
FALL
FRENZY
1 bd upts $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.
Nokomis, Ibd semi furn.
utility & storage room,
CH20/AC, own lot, nice,
$625mo. 941-484-1104
Nokomis, lbd. + office,
fenced yard. Private lot,
Quiet area. No cats, 941-
223-0747 $700/mo
NOKOMIS:
1BR/1BA and 2BR/1BA
(941)-914-2760
Punta Gorda 2bed
unfurnished on Lime St.
$675/mo 1st & $350
sec. (941)639-8356 or
(941)- 204-3625
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

1350 EFFICIENCIES
FOR RENT

CLEAN furn. eff. apts. So.
PG $125-150 per wk, inc
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
Punta Gorda canal view,
complete privacy, fully
furn., W/D, carport, Cable
TV. Util Inc. $525 mo.
941-661-8140
Punta Gorda cute 1/1
studios, incl. A/C, cable
$450 $500 1st. + last,
Pets neg. 239-200-0410
S VENICE, small efficiency,
util paid $440/mo, lst&Lst.
Merry Christmas (941)484-
5535 or (941)-685-2268
South Venice, Furn. Effi-
ciency. $600/mo. elec &
cable included. Avail.
Jan. 1st. 941-497-3440
VENICE EAST, Cozy Furn.
Studio, Kit, Washer,Dryer.
All Util. Incl Pet OK $600.
mo. 941-302-0023

1360 ROOMS FOR
RENT

*SHARE MY SOUTH
VENICE 2br/2ba home ,
$550/mo. incls/ all utils.
(941)-266-0966
A+ Furn. room in PC
clean & quiet, nice area,
close to All, util incl. $130
wk + dep. 941-626-2832
BEDROOM, BATH, CABLE,
KITCHEN PRIVLEDGES,
MALE PREF. NON SMOK-
ER. 941497-5927
Clean, furnished room in
NW Port Charlotte, incl.
TV & house .privileges.
$100 wk. 941-214-0295
North Port/ Pt, Char.
area, incl all util (W&D).
.Close to shopping. $500
mo. (941)-624-6067
ONLY $100/Wk in PC/
Engl. Priv enter, cable,
ac. util inc1.941-681-
1161, 941-681-1743
P.C. Priv. Entrance, house
priv., util. incl., w/d,
NS/NP. Refs. $115. wk.
+ Sec. (941)-240-0114.


1360 ROOMS FOR
RENT

P.C. ROOM FOR RENT
with house privileges. Util.
incl. $105/wk. + deposit.
Call (941)-276-2681.
PC Clean & Quiet, $120
wk. $400/mo incl utils,
furn'd, refs. 941-743-
3070. 941-740-2565
PG, Furn., all incl.
$120 wk. 2-3 BR apt.
$850 mo. N/P, 941-639-
1089,941-623-7921
Room & Bath, private
entrance, until inc, $400.
mo no drugs or alcohol
941-743-5192

1370 RENTALS TO
SHARE

NORTH PORT Room w/
priv bath. furnished, all
amenities, utils incl.
$550/mo 941-237-8851
ROOMMATE 1/1/09,
3/2/2, N. Port. Must be
clean & like cats. email
erinereynolds@gmail.com

1390 VACATION/SEAS
RENTALS

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
Brand New 2 & 3 bed.
Condo's Near Beach-
es, Nice amenities
from $2000 mo.
941-350-1288
Charlotte Harbor Cottage,
Refurbished, Near shop-
ping & parks. Seasonal
$895 941-639-3268
EFFIC. 1/1 Near Man.
Beach & S. Venice Ferry,
WD, internet, Sm pet ok.
$250/wk (941)-493-3421
ENGL BEACH PET OK
1/1 850 3/1 1500 4/2
'1900 949-429-3033

ENGL. 55+
HOLIDAY ESTATE III,
on canal, Beautiful
3br/2ba + CP,
(734)-223-8505

ENGLEWOOD
/ROTONDA
Cal for SPECIALS
WEST COAST PROP.MGT
473-0718 OR
877-468-0667
RentalsFlorida.net

nglewood/Manasota Ke
furn. clean 1BR/1BA 66
ft. to priv. stairs to Gulf,
N/S, No pets. $1250/mo
(941)-475-2657

Grove City, lbd/lba fully
furn. incl. water, electric
& cable, w/d, 5 min.
to beach, small pet okay,
$700 mo. + sec.
(941)-697-9892
Live On The Avenue, walk
to beaches, shopping &
restaurants. Turn key fur-
nished. 2BR/1BA, 2nd
floor w/lanai, htd. pool &
laundry. $1750/mo incl.
util. No pets. 3 mo. mini-
mum. 813-654-8866 or
813- 334-0532
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.
Nowe April WD, utils incl
$1600/mth No pets
/smokers 941-488-3808




BJHL.


1390 VACATION/SEAS
RENTALS

NEAR NOKOMIS
BEACH Clean 2/1 avail.
Dec. Jan & Mar WD, utils
incl $1700/mth No pets
/smokers 941-488-3808
NOKOMIS, direct bay
front, 2/1.5, w/boat
dockage. Pet okay.
$2000 (941)-408-3509
NOKOMIS, Furn. Eff.,
Immaculate, Near
beach. W/D, Sm pet ok
$950/mo 941-488-6565
Nokomis, Island of Casey
Key 1&2br, on private
beach.Also 2/2, 2 miles
off bch (941)-488-7272
PC Gorgeous, 3/2/2.
Heated pool, sleeps 6,
fully furnished. Quiet
area. Avail immediately!
(410)-562-2666
PC, Off Kings Hwy. 2/2,
quiet,, turnkey, tennis/
pool, cable & water
included. (941)763-9052
PC, Clean, 2/2 Fully furn.
$1200 per J-F-M-A
NS, NP. Negotiable
941-743-3048
PC, Deep Creek 2/2
Condo, fully furn. Pool,
Tennis, Bocce, Clubhouse
$1500mo 4th month
Free. (941)-697-7442
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, 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
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
Venice, 2bd Condo, Furn.
Pristine Cond. Pool, Club-
house, Golf Course,
$1800. (941)-488-3579
VENICE, 2br/2ba HOME,
fully fum, 50+ resort fac.
Wkly, Mo, Yearly. 516-728-
7487 or 516-728-2991

1500 LOTS & ACREAGE

ALMOST 1 acre buildable
residential, mobile or mod-
ular homes. $19,000/
obo. Dan (941)-661-0564

1600 BUSINESS
FOR SALE

ENGL BREAKFAST &
LUNCH Great menu &
reputation. Beer & wine
$45k
Fred Smith Realty, Inc.
(941)-475-5686

Florida's best gel candle-
manufacturing company,
fully equipped. New loca,
tion required. Owner will
train & provide support.
(9411-626-5173


1600 BUSINESS
FOR SALE

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

1610 BUSINESS
RENTALS

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

420 SF, 41 frontage PC,
Ready to move in! $535
mo Days 941-629-8660,
eve 941-637-9637
For Lease Florida St.
PG, Warehouse w/Office
w/ OH doors. Units from
600-6000sf, $6.sf & up.
New owner. 941-724-0048
INDUSTRIAL LAND
6.5 Acres, 900'+ road
frontage. Great location.
$5.00 sf Fred Smith
Realty (941)-475-5686

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


1620 COMMERJ
INDUST. PROP.

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

1640 WAREHOUSE
& STORAGE

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
850sf. Warehouse, taxes
& water incl. $525 mo.
(941)-766-1166
P.G. 20'x80' Warehouse
w/Office. Lease. OH doors
ea end, Ig parking lot $800
mo. + Tax 239-248-0020
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-
Splace $289,900.
877-507-1122



2000







EMPLOYMENT


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


2010 PROFESSIONAL

12/20/08
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.


SHome & Condo Rentals and

F Property Management, Inc.


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


B^. 704 W. Venice Ave. 941.484.0670
!. www.homeandcondo.com
Circlewood Dr., townhouse, lanai, W/D, approx. 1088 sq. ft.....................................$ 700
Duplex on island, close to beach, W/D, approx. 1450 sq. ft.........................................$ 800
South Venice home, W/D, approx. 1200 sq. ft........................................................... 825
Bella Costa, 2nd floor cordo, W/D, water & cable inc., approx. 1089 sq. ft................$ 775
South Venice home w/den, lanai, close to shopping, approx 1691 sq. ft....................$ 875
Laurel Hollow home, lanai, W/D, den, community pool, approx 1387 sq. ft.................$900
Pinebrook home w/office, close to shopping, comm. pool, approx. 1610 sq. ft..........$1000
Triano 1st floor condo, W/D, approx. 2005 sq. ft.....................................................$1250


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2010 PROFESSIONAL 2025 COMPUTER


Full Time Barber Wanted.
Good Commission,
Daily Pay. Call Alan
(941)-764-0021

LICENSED Buyers Agent
needed for top producing
team. ReMax Anchor Real-
ty, 941- 639-1376.

Non Profit org., seeks
FT or PT Coordinator/
Secretary. Requires exc.
knowledge of Russian
& English, contact;
bridgeusa@aol.com

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TRAVEL AGENTS.
EXPERIENCED ONLY.
70% COMMISSION.
941-473-5692

2020 CLERICAL/
OFFICE

ADMINISTRATIVE ASST.
PT Need proficient com-
puter skills, Hi energy,
"Can Do" Attitude. Multi
task and attention to
details. Real Estate knowl-
edge a plus. Fax cover &
resume to 941-475-5502*

OFFICE PERSON,, flexible,
w/knowledge of Quick
Books and construction
software. Venice area
only. Email resume to:
info@myareaelectric.com

Office Position in Venice.
Must have Office &
Restaurant Experience.
Computer Graphics &
Excell Req. Some travel.
Fax to 941-488-6682


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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

BILLING/COLLECTION
Asst Mgr. FT, for peds.
Exp. nec. Multitask.
Ins/Coil Coding. 625-
4919

CAREGIVERS Needed at
HARBORVIEW ACRES ALF
lO0pm-8am shift. Exp. &
Meds Cert. Helplful.
941-743-7775 bet 9am4pm

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

Front Office Associate
Exp. professional,
patient oriented &
able to multi task.
Fax CV 941-637-1739
Attn: Mary

HYGIENIST needed to
work Full Time or Part
Time. Fax resume to:
(941)-923-7444

ADVERTISE!

Immediate Need for
caring, compassion-
ate CNA/HHA &
companions. 24/7
Short/Long Shifts
Venice, N Port, Englw
areas. A Little Help
Nurse Registry
401 Commercial Ct,
Ste B, Venice
Please call Mon-Fri
8:30-4:30 only
(941)-485-0301
fax (941)-485-0314

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)

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


351 W. Venice Ave.,

Venice, FL 34285


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LAS CASAS 1/1 WILLOW SPRINGS-2/2/2- VENICE EAST
You can't beat this price! This is the one you've been Incredible price for this 3/2/2
First floor unit with new waiting for! The lake views split plan home with a beautiful
carpet, stove, & kitchen are breathtaking from every park-like setting on a corner lot
counters. Indoor laundry, room in the house! Family in nice quiet neighborhood
nice pool, carport & great room also features an atrium. close to Jacaranda Library! f
location! $79,900 $239,500 Central utilities. $169,900 !
CINDY FUCSIK CINDY FUCSIK KEN SULA
DIRECT: 416-5103 DIRECT: 416-5103 DIRECT: 544-3197 5


ON THE ISLAND OF VENICE, 3/2/2 POOL HOME
yet just 2 blocks to the Gulf and on corner lot with lots of
warm sand. This 3 BR home is upgrades & just 2 miles to
waiting for its next owner. Manasota Beach. Large open
Oversized lanai overlooks the eat-in kitchen, all new windows
tranquil backyard with gardens & 1 & flooring. Large enclosed lanai
fruit trees. Spa & electric fireplace that could double as office or
included. $299,900 play room. $248,500
CHRIS LAVOIE MARY ELLEN DEITER
DIRECT: 234-8980 DIRECT: 809-7305


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


THE RENTAL COMPANY
OF VENICE. INC.
236 Tampa Ave. W., Venice, FL
S 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 Saybrook Manor Condo, Comm. Pool..........$900
2/2 Isles Of Chestnut Creek. Comm. Pool.......$925
2/2 Holiday Condo, Comm. Pool, 55+..............$975
2/2 Jacaranda Country Villa, Comm. Htd Pool.$975
3/2/1 Gondola Park Condo, Comm. Pool........$1200
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
4/2 Venice Home, Shed, Den, Pets OK..............$975
3/2/1 Pinebrook Home, Comm. Pool Lawn
Services Included..................................... $1400
SSEASONAL LISTINGS ALSO AVAILABLE I
Elaine R. Brinkley, Licensed Real Estate Broker
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2030 MEDICAL

MEDICAL
TECHNOLOGIST
GENERALIST-Licensed
in all 5 areas including
Micro. Recent hospital
experience in all areas
preferred. Full time posi-
tion, primarily days,
some evenings and
nights. Four ten hour
shifts possible. Please
contact:




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

RN P/T PRN, Mon Fri,
Do you have critical care
exp., ACLS cert. & enjoy
multi tasking? You would
be a great addition to
work in our cath. lab in
PG. DF/SFWP EOE. Fax
resume to Angela @
941-639-3805

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


2035 MUSICAL




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2040 RESTAURANT/
HOTEL

A+ BARTENDER
School. Ages 18+
Placement Assistance
239-334-6300
Ft. Myers
www.BartenderDealer.com
COOK 1 shift, 13 1/2hrs.
day of week optional, con-
tact Punta Gorda Elderly
Care. (941)-575-9390





SMUGGLER'S
Harpoon Harry's is
accepting applications for
the following positions:
eServers eBussers
eRunners
*Hosts/Hostesses
Apply in person Mon
thru Wed., 10am-
12noon & 3pm-5pm.
Fishermen's Village
1200 W Retta Esplanade
Punta Gorda


2050 SKILLED TRADES

AC Maintenance Tech
with Light Sales experi-
ence required. Apply in
person at 125 Corpora-
tion Way Unit F or Fax
resume 941-412-1033.


2050 SKILLED TRADES

Temp Position. Concrete
Finisher, Block Mason,
Metal Framer, Drywall
Hanger & Finisher. Exp
Necessary DFWP Fax
Resume: 941-486-1482

2070 SALES

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

Sun Realty

Come Join Our
Winning Team
One of the fastest
growing high tech
telecommunications
companies in South-
west Florida is seeking
a Professional Sales
Account Manager to
join our dynamic team.
Our reliable, high quali-
ty products and
responsive customer
service just don't hap-
pen by accident. They
happen as a result of
the creativity, determi-
nation, talent and pro-
fessionalism of every
member of our team.
Everyday our employ-
ees dedicate them-
selves to exceeding
customer expectations
and earning customer
loyalty.
Qualifications:
*+ 2 years successful
outside sales experi-
ence. Telecommunica-
tions/Data knowledge
preferred
eGood communication
skills (verbal/written)
eGood 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:
eMedical and Life
Insurance
*Paid Time Off vaca-
tions and holidays
*401K
*Recognition Pro-
grams
eCell Phone allowance
& mileage reimburse-
ment
Employment subject to
post offer pre-employ-
ment drug test. If you
are looking to join a
dynamic team in a fun,
dynamic and growth
oriented company with
significant income
opportunity, please
send resume to:
b.lowmaster@daystar.net

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


2090 CHILD/ADULT
CARE NEEDED

Joyful Noise School of Pil-
grim Church, now hiring
part time energetic per-
son that enjoys school
age children grade 1-5.
(941)-629-4821
LIVE IN CAREGIVER(S)
for total care patient.
3BR home in Venice
Room & board, Pay
neg. 941- 726-6870
Iv mesg.
PRESCHOOL TEACHER
Clock hrs. CDA a must.
Benefits Avail.
(941)429-9677

2100 GENERAL

ADVANCE- learn Electron-
ics, Web Design, Game
Programming, Beginning
Computer, Office, Quick-
Books, English (2nd lan-
guage), Health Careers.
More. Short, inexpensive
evening classes NOW.
941-255-7500 ext 108
CharlotteTechCenter.com
AEROBIC INSTRUCTOR,
Evenings, $20 per class.
Apply in person at Achieve
Fitness, 4300 Kings Hwy.
Ste A. Call 941-627-5509
BIKINI DANCERS want-
ed for Sports Bar. 12am-
7pm. $1,000 sign-on
bonus. (941) 457-7077
Full time maintenance
person needed; general
exp. pref. $9.50 to start.
Apply within at Hampton
Inn, 881 Venetia Bay
Blvd. Venice FL.
HOLIDAY HELP
* Retail Stocking
* Labor
Apply Express 2394
Tamiami Tr. PC
941-629-2611
JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!
Check Our Opportunites
www.shaveremploymentcom
SANTA'S ELVES assemble
various crafts. Materials
provided. (801)4284664

3000









NOTICES

3015 HAPPY ADS



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



3020 PERSONALS

ALONE?
SENIORS DATING
BUREAU! SAFEST since
1977! (Ages 45-90)
1-800-922-4477
24 hours. or log on to:
www.RespectedDating.com
MANDY
1/2 HR Xmas SPECIALS
(941)-879-2348
NEED A SOOTHING
TOUCH? Port Charlotte
Location 9am-5pm Spe-
cials. (941)-554-7141
Relaxation with
STACEY l lForSSeck
941-237-1157
SAVANNAH
CONVERSATION
RELAXATION & THERAPY
941-467-2538


3040 CARD OF THANKS

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

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
ori/phlebotomy

3070 BURIAL LOTS/
CRYPTS

2 side by side lots in
Venice Memorial Gardens,
$2000. (845)-735-7973
BURIAL Companion Crypt
@ 2 people, Royal Palm
Mem. P.G. $2000
941-629-5761

CRYPT Single unit, Royal
Palm Mem. Gdns. PG
inclds Bronze Crypt Plate
$3000 (352)-408-7287

3090 LOST & FOUND

Lost Cat Grey female, has
food allergies, ran from
car at Vet on 700 block
Shamrock Blvd. Needs
meds. has loss hair patch-
es on face 941-497-6124

Lost Cat in Ridgewood
MHP, Venice. Brown
Tiger, Domestic Short
Hair. 151bs. Answers to
Sadhu. Neutered. 434-
466-8017
LOST Yellow & white
gold wedding ring in
Port Charlotte/
Englewood area. Reward!
941-764-0814


4000


FINANCIAL


4010 BUSINESS
OPPORTUNITIES

ECONOMY GOT YOU
DOWN? Get wealthier,
healthier & lead a better
life. Join our explosive
growth, dynamic compa-
ny with unlimited earning
potential Call 231-750-
2381 or 941-475-4150
for personal interview.

PUBLICALLY TRADED
CO. seeks motivated indi-
vidual, to market prod-
ucts that STOP the aging
of the skin. 6 figure
income potential. Serious
inquiries. To interview
call 1-800-260-9376

4080 LOANS/
MORTGAGES

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

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


5000 5100HOME& COMM.
IMPROVE.


BUSINESS SERVICES

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

5040 CARPET
SERVICES

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

5050 CHILD/ADULT
CARE

"Loving In-Home Caregiver"
CNA, 25yrs exp,
Engl-Venice-Nokomis-Sara
Cal Linda (941)-237-8277
ALL CHILDCARE
FACILITIES MUST
INCLUDEWITH ADVER-
TISEMENT, STATE OR
LOCAL AGENCY LICENSE
NUMBER.
CAREGIVER, mature, loving
& patient, avail, FT/PT,
weekends. Experienced
Great references.
(941)468-1821 Leave msg
CNA Avail for all hours.
Caregiving, Live ins Drs,
errands, shopping, etc.
Exc Refs/exp 941429-9828
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.

5053 COMPUTER
SERVICE

*1A+ COMPUTER REPAIR
TUTOR- INYOUR HOME
Reasonable & Prompt!
Sr. Disc. 941-615-7888
Computer repairs,
upgrades, training & virus
removal. (941)-743-9787
or (941) 815-4692 cell.
Mobile affordable
computer help.
941.815.3971
RESUMES
FULL SERVICE
941-625-0853

5060 DOMESTIC
CLEANING SERV.

Cleaning, It's my job, it
pays my bills. Lie, Bond-
ed. Detailed. Affordable.
17 Yrs Exp. References.
Call Marci 941-276-8979
PROF. House Cleaning 20
yrs expFree estimate.Dep
accepting new clients.
941-979-2248
SCRUB A DUB DUB
cleaning service
Venice, Englewood,
North Port
941-468-7643

5100 HOME & COMM.
IMPROVE.


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

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

A -ETPRO
Now accepting new accts
Nokomis, Ven & Island. Li
&Ins. For exc. lawn car
\ Call 4884462

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

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

5130 MOVING/HAULING

SKIP'S MOVING Local &
Long Dist. 1 item, whole
house! Fla. Movers Reg.#
IM1142 Lie/Ins 766-1740


5140 PAINTING/
WALLPAPERING

BEST PRICE FOR
QUALITY JOB!
Best Coast Painting
Residential/Commercial
Ask about our Holiday
Special 941-815-8184

5180 PRESSURE
CLEANING

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

5225 WINDOW
CLEANING

WINDOW WASHING
Residential & commercial
Call today for free est.
Sr. Disc. avail
440-781-7108

T : u


*CONCRETE I
High Quality Low Price
Driveway, sidewalks, patios
LIC. & INS. FREE EST. 941-
497-0907 or 586-4512
CARPENTER, INC. One
call does it all. Licensed & ;.-
insured. #RR0067689. -,
Phil 941-627-0657.
DAN THE HANDYMAN
I do it all with just one TYU
call. Painting, Carpentry,
Anything? 941-697-1642
IMPERIAL HOME SERVICES 1.861
PRESSURE WASHING,
PAINTING, HANDYMAN
SERVICES lie/ins 781-
953-3786 941-255-3585
JACK OF ALL TRADES,
No Job Too Big or Small.
CGC#A14379. Free Esti-
mates. (941)-623-3374 .


6000


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

6015 FLEA MARKET

NEW FLEA MARKET
OPENING JANUARY '09.
Now Accepting Vendor.
Applications 941-639-
1976 41 South Punta
Gorda Flea Market

6025 ARTS AND
CRAFTS

30+ Framed Paintings
and Prints, Original Oilon
Canvas, Ciclees, Prints,
Essenburg, Tripp Harri-
son, some original Cuban
Paintings.4720 Pompano
St / Cape Haze Fri-Sat
941-661-4027

6030 HOUSEHOLD
GOODS

NEED CASH
we Buy Quality
Home Furnishings,
Coins, jewelry,
antiques, autos or
aX-nirm of value "
941-485-4964

Bed Mattress/Box. New -
will .sell $100. Local 941-
629-5550/941-456-5555.
Bowflex Extreme $500
OBO 4720-Pompano St/
Cape Haze Fri-Sat
941-661-4027
BR SET: 7 pc. king sz,
French Prov. style, $595.
(941) 637-3772.
Daybed Black metal &
wood frame Good Cond.
$50 (941)-743-8563
DINING rm set, table, 6
chairs, hutch, exc. cond.
$600. (941)-661-9079


6030 HOUSEHOLD
GOODS

DINING rm set, table, 2
leaves, 8 chairs, china
cab., oak, $650/obo.
Bedrm set, single bed, 3
dressers (1 w/mirror),
oak, $350/obo. 941-457-
4667
DINING TABLE Rattan,
solid wood, 3' Square w/
leaf on each end to (5')
4 uphol, 2 Capt. chairs,
1 accent table glass
top/bottom, & blue oval
braded rug All for
$300/obo 941-6276211
DINING room table, 6
chairs, Ethan Allan, $500.
(941)-637-8881
DR Set 10 Pc oval 8chrs
china cab, slight dam,
$450. (941) 637-3772.
FAM/LR set: sofa, love
seat, arm chair, ottoman,
4 matching pillows,
$495. (941) 637-3772.
KITCHEN table (Formica),
6 chairs, $50; antique
dresser, $50; futon,
$125. (941)-286-7347
LIV. RM TOMMY BAHAMA
Red/Green floral w/ cane
sides
Sofa, 2 chairs, love seat,
end tables,
Lamps, + many matching
accessories
Like New $1,000
4720 Pompano St /Cape
Haze Fri-Sat 941-661-'
4027
MOVING alum. shutters,
plywood, twin bedrm. set,
chandeliers + lots more.
(941)-625-5783




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mattress & boxspring,
$75. Curtis Mathes 20"
color TV w/remote,
$75. "All nice" Vitamix
5,000, new, $100. exc.
Wurlitzer Piano, plays
good, $50. Fair. (941)-
740-0272
SOFA & LOVESEAT Broy-
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697-6901
SOFA, Sectional w/ reclin-
ers at each end. Only lyr
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$100. (941)-624-2990
Twin bed, $50. Glass top
table $25. Micro. TV
table, $10. Small dryer
$10. (941)-423-0988

6040 TV/STEREO/
RADIO

2, 27" Zenith Sentury 2
color TV w/remote &
manual, like new $75
each both $125.
**SOLD***


LAKE OF THE WOODS DR.

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Spacious 3BR/2BA, J&J built, solar heated pool
home. Split floor plan. Enormous family room.
Great buy!
Mark Floryjanski 941-468-0830
Coldwell Banker Residential R.E.
$254,900


Gulf and Bay access. Completely renovated w/
spacious dream kitchen & new appliances + huge
family room with surround windows to enjoy FL
landscaping. Huge shady oak in back. #895T
Carolyn A. Jarvis, P.A. ReMax Alliance Group
941-475-2298 www.floridahomescjarvis.com
$495,900


Impeccable home offers gorgeous laminated wood
floors, bright & open great room, oversized
0 kitchen, wood deck with spa & completely
Z fenced yard. MLS#N5762023
Becky Shontz-Bork 941-497-2229
Richard Bradway & Associates
$129,000


expanded and has many extras. Formal dining +
Seat-in kitchen, living room w/fireplace + large
U family room. There is an abundance of storage,
2 car garage & furnished. #897T
SCarolyn A. Jarvis, P.A. RE/MAX Alliance Group
r. 941-475-2298 www.floridahomescjarvis.com
$159,900


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large corner lot. #896T
SCarolyn A. Jarvis, P.A. RE/MAX Alliance Group
Z 941-475-2298 www.floridahomescjarvis.com
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BOOKKEEPING and
TAX SERVICE
941-575-8822
"Specializing In
Small Business"
Payroll & Notary
129 East Charlotte
Ave. Punta Gorda, FL


TH.S. INC.
TAYLOR HOME SERVICES
Building & Remodeling Contractor


*Additions
*Baths
*Kitchens


* Doors & Windows
*Free Estimates
* Lic. & Ins.


Mike Taylor
Cell 941-626-3750 941-426-1496


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* Light Housekeeping c Medication Reminders
* Alzheimer's &' E FREE In-Home Assessment
Dementia Care ...and much more!


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941-488-3410



STRUCTION VII Edward Ross
1 UCTC1 N construction
lOlll Services, Inc.
No Job Too Big
Or Too Small
Pool Cages Screen Lanais
S-eC- | 'Acrylic Rooms
Screen Entries
Rescreens
SGarage Screens
.Handrail
SHurricane Shutters
Window Replacement


Free Estimates-
Lr. Er.lirae 941-475-1931


Over 30 Yrs Exp in
Venice Area
, '(94) BBB
(941)408-8500


DOLPHIN AIR
r Conditioning
Heating 4
iliday Special
11-815-7791 FREE
63-494-2964 Opinons
$29 ...l... 1" 1
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Justsome of what is i:lI.,
FREE Washable Filter
1 Ib.Freon FREE (if nee. I I
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When we say comulk I
we mean comxtli I


SHOWCASE SCREENS
941 -488-2141
POOL ENCLOSURES
* Concrete Gutters
* Entries Rescreens
* Soffits Elite Screen Rooms
Visit us at aluminum-works.com
Lic. #SCC056797


An Occupational
License may
be required by
the city and/
or county.
Please call for
the appropriate
Occupational
Licensing
Bureau to verify.




CURRASAWN
PROTECTION
*STEEL/ALUMINUM
CLEAR
*ACCORDION
Installed OR
Do It- Yourself
CALL SHAWN
941-769-1679
THE CARPENTER INC.
L* iaRRn067689


Specializing in:
Additions
Remodeling
Kitchens & Baths
Interior Trim Work
Custom Homes


LeVasseur
Building & Remodeling. Inc.
1-, 5- 11- 1


Steve Levasseur, residentt
For all your construction needs, call us tod
941-698-9045
www.levasseurbuilding.com


NORMAN
MARCUS
GROUP
* Additions
* Kitchens
* Full Services
Remodeling
Lic. #CBC1254787/Ins.
941-445-3875


Cleannme
SERVICES, LLC
SDependable
* Meticulous
* Professional
SInsured
& Bonded
When It's Time
To Clean...
Call CleanTime!
www;CleanTime-Services.com
941-320-0023


COCR-'TEi


SameDayServiceAvailable
All Computers DSLCable Setup
* Certified Techs Affordable Rates
* New Clients Receive
$25 OFF
Cll fo rcletils


HIGH QUALITY
Driveways
Sidewalks
Patios
Slabs
MIKE
Free Est. Lic. & Ins.
Since 1984


* LOW PRICE


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QUALITY The State of
CONCRETE Florida Requires
WORK all Contractors'
AT A VERY to be Registered
AFFORDABLE or Certified.
PRI. Be Advised to
P Check License
Driveways Number with the
Sidewalks, Patios. State by Calling
Serving the Area 1-850-487-1395
25 Years. or on the Web at
941-780-5968 myfloridalicense.com
941-780-5968


HERCULES
CURBING &
A m l.


LANDSCA
Starting
$1.9s
Rock, M
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941-286-
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Paver Driveway Pressure Cleaning
& Re-Sealing
Many styles and colors to choose from.
Call for FREE Estimate

ADVANCED CURBING CONCEPTS
Joe 941-223-0465


* Custom Homes
* Additions
* Detached Garages
* Remodeling Decks
Lic.& Ins. #CRC1327458

941-809-0473


TEDDY'S
HANDYMAN &
REMODELING,
Inc.
No Job Too Big
or Too Small!
(941) 629-4966
Licensed & Insured
CRC 1327653


AFFORDABLE
PRESSURE ;;r
CLEANING G----'
DETAILING
Quality Work at a
Reasonable Rate!
lic. & Insured
Cars, Boats, RVs,
Campers &
Mobile Homes
WE COME TO YOU!
941-237-1822


* Bring three towels & receive
$3 Off.
Grooming starting at $35
* Mutt Hutt is excited to welcome
Joe back to our salon with over
15 years of grooming experience.
* No hot dryer, no enclosed cages,
tool natural air to dry and
pamper your pet.
THE MUTT HUT
2017A S. Tamiami Trail
Venice, FL 941.496.4095
Smoke Free Environment


AINTINU
*Painting
STexturing
SCeiling Repair
*Water Damage & Repair
497-1313
Licensed & Insured
Lic.#RX00646598


Remodeling Lic. & Insured Drywall Repairs
Water Damage RX0066623 Specially Textures
Restoration Also Change of Textures
New Construction
DON SPITTLER DRYWALL, LLC.
Offering Excellence And Dependability In
Drywall Repair
Phone (941) 764-1569


Fair Prices
Quality Workmanship
Guaranteed


Free Estimates
Over 25 Yrs.
Experience in
Charlotte County


HARBOR VIEW
ELECTRIC
* Residential Service
* New Construction
* Generators
SInspections
* Panel Change Outs
FREE ESTIMATES
Lic.: ES12000512
For Prompt Call Back
Call
941-627-4068


Mike Schnell
Electrical
Maintenance
Service Inc.
Residential & Commercial
"All Your Electrical Needs"
Service Upgrades
Lic.#ER13012824
941-697-5726


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SECURE
YOUR YARD
INLINE
FENCING
WOOD & CHAIN LINK
Reliable &
Quality WorkI
941-416-7430


Aloha Coastal, Inc.
SA Furniture Restoration Co.
over 30 yrs. Experience
Specializing in,..
Refinishing Repir
On-Site Touch Up* Antiques


Seeing Charlotte & Sarasot Cty.
(941) 284-5702


Hugh Morris
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SGutter Cleaning Polly Pebble Sealing i Pressure Cleaning
*Roof Coating Plumbing Fixtures Mobile Home Repair
Drywall Repair Int./Ext. Painting *Electrical Fixtures
Gutter Cleaning Rotten Wood Repairs Dryer Vacuum Cleani
Venice Native

941.485.2172


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HANDYMAN



All your odds & ends!
FAIR PRICE,
DEPENDABILITY
NO MONEY
UP FRONT!
Licensed & Insured
941-740-0451


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Dave Beck
The Handyman,LI
Kitchen & Bath
Countertops
Drywall
Texturing/Painting
Ceramic Tile
Aluminum Screens
941-766-176"
CRC 1327942
I ic ,n,'erf & Inirc'l
ML'IhIr..', IHhf


BLUE
PARROT
INC.
Retired Northern Custom
Builder at your service.
Tired Of
High Costs,
Poor Quality?
Call Blaine:
941-662-0266
Full explanation w/free
estimates Quality interior/ext
work w/references Prompt
completion w/guaantee
License & Insured
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A Carpenter
Around
the House
Interior/Exterior
Remodel & Finish Work
Cabinet. Door & Window
Installations
Full Handyman Services
James M. Okell
941-270-1693
A Regisieied F r l SInit 1i93
licerised Insurid


BAN ANI) J & J
30 Yrs. Retired .HANDYMAN


Electrician.
* Home Repairs A-;
SInstallations
* Maintanance


SPainting
'Pressure
Washing
and Much More!


iviain, e ,a,. *, Over 30 Years
Fair Pri & Experience &
air Price & S Satisfied
Dependability Customers
C 493-6736
(941)429i19 Call Fo & Fully Insured
(' 4 0-42 9 12 21 9 Call For FREE Estimate


Handyman Services


* Painting Home Repairs
* Pressure Washing Carpentry
* Electrical Fixtures Flooring
' Plumbing Fixtures Odd Jobs
Need It Fixed Right?
CALL ANYTIME! 941-441-5350
Licensed & Insured
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j- Insurance
"Wind Mitigation" Inspections
My Safe Florida Homes
Certified Contractor
Licensed Home Inspector
Registered Florida Contractor
Nlichael A. Breede
941) 276-3741

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WANTED!
DEAD OR ALIVE,
INC.
WE BUY ALL!!

Cars,Trucks,Vans
& SUV's

FREE PICK UP
7 Days a Week
941-204-5144
VDOT CITART ATTR'


Kitchen & Bath
On The Isle
A DIVISION OF DUYN CONSTRUCTION LLC
NEED IDEAS?
COME WORK WITH US
SComplete Kitchen & Bath Showroom
Kitchen & Bath Design
Repare or Upnde Krtchens & Bath

488-2284
113 E Milan Ave. Venice.FL


Dave Beck
The Handyman,
Kitdfcen &
Bath Remodels
Ceramic Tile
941-766-1767
CRC 1327942
Licensed & Insured
Member BBB


We Trim Design, Lawn & Garden Maintenance
install. Lawn care, Mowing, Edging & Trimming
new installation, Fertilizer & Insect Control
ANYTCANGD old renovation. Mulching
* Tree, Lot & Vegetation, Pre & post storm
Mulching prep/cleanup. 941-48
e, Grinding Satisfaction Guaranteed!Visit our 90 acre nursery
Selective ng c 20 YEARS EXP. 2401 N. River Rd. Venice,FI
er ng T;.Licened Florida Lands


Landscape Design
Irrigation, Lighting, Drainage
Arbors, Pergolas & Cabanas
Fountains,Pools & Spais

;5-1272
for Palms, Trees & Shrubs
L www.hazeltinenurseriescom
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Licensed Florida Certified Landscape Contractor (FCLC)
In business since 1982, fully Insured and Licensed For Sarasota,
Manatee. Charlotte and Lee County


9411.45..332
941-20-166.
Lic. Mns
IL~i k"'ll


*Yard
Cleanup
* Pruning
*Weeding
SMulching
Honest Reliable
Reasonable Rates
JIM 416-3030
VENICE -
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WE DU THE
WHOLE JOB!
Custom landscaping by
a Landscape Designer
* Palm Trees
* aterfalls
Japanese Gardens
Lighting Curbing
Stone Mulch
Sod 15% off
PRESENT THIS AD
FOR 15C% DISCOi\ T
L'. 235-1700


KUSTOM
KURBING
$20 OFF
Your Next
Curbing
Project
Some restrictions apply
"Welcome Back
Snon'wbids4
941.6240188


His & Hers
Lawn Care
Maintenance
*Odd Jobs
Mowing
-Shrub Trimming
*Mulch
Lic-nsed & Insured

941-429-0829


Hotonaa
Turf & Tree
Affordable,
Top Quality
Lawn Care
SSmall Tree Trimming
,Edging i
*Major Clean-Ups
SMore
Serving the Rotonda &
East Englewood area
Call Tom
(941) 662-5640


CLEAN CUT
LAWN SERVICE
Affordable &
Dependable
Per Cut or Monthly
Pressure Washing
Painting
14 Years Experience
(941) 258-8288
a LiclIns


LANDSCAPING, INC.

-Venice *Mowing
*North Port Muich
Pt. Charlotte 'Stone
SEnglewood Design
Rotonda Installation
Gulf Cove' Trees
& S.G.C Shubs
Lawns
Locally Owned & Operated
*Great Equipment
Great Work Ethic
*Satisfied Customers
FREE ESTIMATES.
941-426-7844
Lic. Ins.


QUICK TRANS MOVERS
MOVING?
Let me save you money!
Cheapest rates in town!
Bring to storage, load
your truck or mine.
Packing or delivery any
where in Florida, GA, AL,
TENN., N. & S. Carolina
12 Year Family Owned Business
Call Harold
941-204-2591


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Moving & Delivery
Honest, Reliable,
Courteous,
Very Low Rates
15 yrs. Experience
Lic. & Ins.
FL.Mover Reg. No.IM1647
Q41-237-1823


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


Commercial & Residential
SInterior & Exterior
Pressure Washing
Drywall Repair
Pool Decks
Family Owned & Operated
Licensed & Insured
845-4576
Quality Workmanship
for over 25 Years"


"BEST PRIWE FOR
QUALITY JOB"
Residential/Commercial
New Construction
*Custom Home/Repaints
SInterior Exterior
Pressure Washing
Lic'lnsured Free Eslimales
S59% OFF HOLIDAY SPECIAL
Tr.ru 12.31
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Larry's Painting
* And
~ Walloaper
(941) 228-6747
S FREE ESTIMATES
No Job Too Small
on Northeast
Workmanship and
Reasonable Prices
Fully Licensed
and Insured
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A & M Quality
Painting
Interior &
Exterior Specialists
Also Pressure Washing
* Free Estimates P1
*Full Insured
and Licensed
* 25 Yrs. Experience

697-8620,


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PAINT & PAPER BY LANCE
Interiio Exterior Painting
-FauA Finisrning
* PCpcorn Remo.va
Te.xuring
EXPERT at
Wallpaper Insiallation & Removal
C'-.o r 21:, s x: SEMniOR DISCOUNrTS
5 4_1-224- 062


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


"ALL YOUR
PLUMBING
REPAIR NEEDS"
-icense# CFC057933


475-3949 or 575.7324


Steve Fox
s Plumbing, LLC


941-235-1321
941-380-0147

RESIDENTfIA EVFC!


Lic#RF11067271


FULL SERVICE

PLUMBING
* Slab & Wall Leaks One C
o Repipes One Call (c
SReplace & Repairs Does It All
* Backflow
* Remodels 423-3058
State Certified Precision Plumbing
Master Plumber and Leak Detection


SC


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Uc. & Ins.
CFC1427378


Repair & He-screen On:
Pool Cages, Lahais
Front Entryways
Gutter Repairs
Internal Soffit Repair
Repaint Pool Cage
Screen Doors
Garage Screen Sliders
Member Chamber of Commerce
& Better Business Bureau.
Eng: 941.473.8951
Licensed & Insured


Enhance The Look & Value
Of Your Investment.
* Pool deck renovations
* Driveway designs
" Garage floors
" Patio's
" and more
" Licensed & Insured
SSr. Discounts

Quality Decks
941-375-1103


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Professional
Pool Cleaning
No Contracts
1 MONTH
FREE FOR
EACH NEW
SERVICE
REFERRAL!
941-416-2562


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License may
be required by
the city and/
or county.
Please call for
the appropriate
Occupational
Licensing
Bureau to verify.


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


Bailey's
PRESSURE CLEANING
Exterior/Interior Painting
Soffit, Fascia & Siding
Repair
NEVER CLEAN INSIDE
OF GUTTERS AGAIN!
GUTTER REPAIR
Lifetime Venice Resident
941-497-1736
Licensed & Insured in Sarasota,
North Port and Charlotte County
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PRESSURE t ;-
CLEANING

DETAILING
Quality Work at a
Reasonable Rate!
Li. & Insured
Driveways
Roofs
Exteriors
Pool Decks Cages

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


Randy Haskett
Screening
L icensed & Full Insured
25 iyrs.of experience
SPECIALIZING IN
RESCREENING
POOL CAGES
& LANAIS
\I1o Repairs, Entryways
Garage, Sliders
No Job Too Small
809-1171


E & F
E&F
Rescreens
Family Owned & Operated
*Pool cages
*Lanais
*Entryways
*Garage Sliders
Honest Dependable,
Quality Sevice
References Available.
FREE ESTIMATES
Licensed Insured.
94 1-9 I 5-7793
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SCREEN REPAIR
SERVICES

Repair & Re-screen On:
Pool Cages, Lanais
Front Entryways
Gutter Repairs
Internal Soffit Repair
Repaint Pool Cage
Screen Doors
Garage Screen Sliders
Member Chamber of Commerce
& Better Business Bureau.
Eng: 941.473.8951
Licensed & Insured


SAMMONS
Let us replace your roof
with metal or shingles!
Licensed/Insured
#AAA002394 / RC0027340
In Business Since 1975
Call Malcom Sammons Sr.

941-769-0520


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.BOND CONTRACTORS, INC.:!
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SWhy Replace it! Save it and Save $! i
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S426-9354 496.8316 800-221.6751
;; Licc# CCC058170

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James Weaver
Roofing
Family
Owned &
Operated
Since 1984 "
426-89461
Free Estimates
1Meta. shingles, flat 'oi
Replace & Repair
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Re-Roofing & Repair Specialists
LEONARD'S ROOFING, INC.


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* Shingle
STile
* Built-up


Family owned and
operated since 1969


SSingle Ply
Metal
Full Carpentry
* Service Available


Reagan Leonard 488-7478
Li.# RC 0066574


W4ATEPlUYT0
*Shingles, Slots,
Metal, Tile, Repairs
*Old Roof Removal
Our Specialty
*Full Carpentry
#CCC058184o
* Free Estimates
*Fully Insured
483-46M

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RICH LANDERS
STUCCO, INC.
New Constriction
& Remodels
Rusted bands &
Wire Lath Repair.
$praycrete &
Dry-wall repair.


INSTAll/ LEMON BAY TILE
REPAIR "When Quality Counts"
PHONE & CABLE -Convert bath tub to easy Grout, Repair,
N access shower from $899 Cleaning,
JACKS, ETC. Handicap access shower Sealing, Recolc
-Shower repair/Replace
*Residential Free In-Home Shopping 20x20 Porcela
SLicensed & Insured from $3.69
*Business .Owner/InstallProfessionally
Retired Phone Man Over 20 Years in Englewood Installed
(941)62-8114 474-1000
Lic. & Ins. 17 -1 0


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NO JOB TOO SMALL
12 yrs. In Rotonda West.
Free estimates.
Installer/Owner.
Call Jim
9411-697-5941


Local Man
Landscaping &
Tree Service
625-6244
*Tree Trimming
+ Removal
Hedge Trimming
*Weeding + Mulching
Quality Work at a
Quality Price
5- l.- ja ,., r,


MI1l W I nkcI
SERVICE, Inc.
Free Estimates


Key Tree Ser
Inc.
Licensed & Insured,
Residential & Commercial
Tree Trimming & Removal
Stump Grinding & Bobcat Servicea
Landscape Clean Up /
& Renovation
FREE ESTIMATES

925-2300


An Occupational
License may
be required by
the city and/
or county.
Please call for
the appropriate
Occupational
Licensing
Bureau to verify.


L:MAX'S
WINDOW
CLEANING
Comnerclal &
Residental Licensed & Insured
Storefronts Homes
Florida Rooms
Vinyl Windows
DeSoto/Charlotte
863-993-3728
www.maxswindowcleanine.com


WE DO
WINDOWS
&
PRESSURE
WASHING
New Customer
Specials
Package Deals
Res. & Comm.
Free Estimate
Lic/Ins.
941-661-5281


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SLIDING
GLASS DOOR
PROBLEMS?
ALSO,
WINDOWS &
DOORS.
941-706-6445
Free Estimates
Lic. & Insured.


CustomJ-ome repairs, n1e.

Windows, Doors & more...
Your Complete Handyman Service
Jeff Reinhardt
* Silverline Impact Windows Maintenance, Repairs, Install
* Hurricane Shutters & Accordions Big Job or Small...We Do It Al
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* Garage Doors & Patio Doors Low Overhead = Low Cost
Call today for your FREE ESTIMATE
941.321.1873


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6040 TV/STEREO/
RADIO

32" Sanyo digital TV,
lyr. old, like new, $250.
(941)-629-6625
36 inch RCA, Excellent
Condition. $75 941-624-
0648 or 941-661-7434

36" TOSHIBA COLOR TV
$125. Black TV stand
$45 (941)-627-6023
36"Sony TV w/digital con-
verter box matching glass
door stand, like new,
$150. (941) 627-0392.

52" RCA Projection TV
WORKS GREAT! $100
(941-735-5541

RCA 62" Big Screen TV
on Wheels. Exc. Cond!
$600. 941-473-2616

TV, 57" HD Toshiba, rear
projection, exc. cond. +
bonus DVD player, $250.
(941)-698-1653
TV, JVC 36" color TV and
DVD player. Both in Excel-
lent condition. $150.
941-875-8323

6060 COMPUTER
EQUIPMENT

!INTERNET READY
LAPTOPS FOR SALE
CALL 941-244-6067

!Sony Vaio Laptop Wire-
less XP $200
(941)4212703

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

733mhz i paq 192mb RAM
6.4gb HD, monitor, WinXP
$90/obo 941-697-4355

COMPUTER DESK, Solid
oak, Roll top, Ex cond.
$600 (941)-697-6901
COMPUTER TOWER
XP PRO $135
941-740-2761
DELL NOTEBOOK w/
winXP, Pent. 4, wireless,
90day warranty. $299.
(941)-228-5533
HP PENTIUM IV laptop.
1Gb Ram 40Gb HD. OBO
$250. Works fine
941-276-1956

Laptop, Toshiba w/ Vista
in PG 308-340-3447,
after 9PM $275


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EQUIPMENT

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6065 CLOTHING/
JEWELRY

COAT, black Leather, full
length, S/M, beautiful,
$175. (941)-626-9990
Diamond Engagement
ring lct white gold.
$1500/obo 941-237-1866
DIAMOND RING Approx.
2.5ct solitaire, pear
shape, $2600 (941)-637-
0793 or 941-266-7795
WEDDING DRESS Brand
new never worn. Size 14.
Style V8591. Davids
Bridal dress $500 retail Sell
$200. (352)817-2506.

6070 ANTIQUES
COLLECTIBLES

ALWAYS BUYING
Sterling Silver, Quilts.
Paintings, Furniture.
NEW ENGLAND
ANTIQUES
(941) 639 -9338
NORTH PORT COINS
IS BUYING
Turn Your Old Coins into
Cash, We are Buying US &
Foreign Coins, Old Paper
Money & All Bullion Gold &
Silver in any cond. Also Buy-
ing All Gold Jewelry Used or
Broken. North Port Coins
14291 Tamiami TrI
(Winn Dixie Shopping Cen-
ter) or call 941-240-5560
WAR SOUVENIRS
Appraised or purchased.
Denny @ 941-244-2333
US 17 Antique Mall
5260 DuncanRd. (US17)
941- 347-8044
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COLLECTIBLES

Wanted: Old Toys, Trains,
Slot cars, etc. (239)-997-
2298 or (239)-340-6434
Whirlpool washer GE
dryer both top of line $75
ea or $125 both 941-
473-0203







100 pcs P&D State Quar-
ters. Uncirculated 99-08
$75. (941)-697-9491
Fishing Rods, Outboard
Motors Edison Phono-
graph, Radios, Full Size
Safe.4720 Pompano St /
Cape Haze Fri-Sat
941-661-4027

6090 MUSICAL

GUITAR, Ibanez Artwood
accoustic, exc. cond.
$190. (941)-474-7351
Lowrey Royale Organ SU
500 appraised @ $22k
sell $9400 medical rea-
sons. 941-474-0332.
TOMMY, From THE ROCK
BAND TESLA, giving
guitar lessons in the
Port Charlotte area.
941-276-8483

6095 MEDICAL

CRAFTMATIC HOSP BED
54x80 I sleep system.
Wired control. Hi/Lo
option new $4k, Asking
$700 (941w-575-2287
FOLD & GO, 4 wheel elec.
scooter, exc. cond. $700
obo. (941)-493-6215
Jazzy Power chair, 6 mo.
warranty. Used 2 mo,
cost $5K, $1300 Lift
Avail.(941)-421-6836

LIFT CHAIR SEALY w/ heat
& massage. Like new
$475 941-766-1276

SCOOTER, mobility 3
wheel, like new, $650.
(941)-625-7900

INVACARE Elect.
Wheelchair Joy stick,
used 3 weeks, User
lost sight Great Gift for
Christmas. $550/obo
(941)-629-0229.


6100 HEALTH/BEAUTY
Be The BIGGEST On Line
Looser of 2009!
Join our fun on line 12 week
weight loss challenge from
the convenience of your
own home. You get personal
coaching and nutritional
info.
THE TOP 3 Losers win
cash prizes!
Challenge starts Jan. 5th.
www.GDCweightloss.com or
call 866-723-8914

6110 TREES & 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
DBL MEDELLA BREAST
Pump, electric. w/ batt.
pack $300 retail sell
$100. (352)-817-2506
Highchair, $15. Playpen,
$40. Changing table $15.
Potty $5. Crib bedding
set $60. (941)-497-5421
Toddler bed, firetruck, Ex
cond. mattress incl.
$100. (941)-624-2990

6125 GOLF
ACCESSORIES

Callaway, full set, FT5 dri-
ver, 3W, 5W, 3,4,5 I-BRID,
6 thru SW Big Bertha
Irons, purchased 8/08,
$2600 new, $1500.
(941)-627-6922
Cleveland wedges 56 &
60, new, $90 Pr. (941)-
627-6922 or 380-7318
Club Ca,r gas Golf Cart,
$2,000. Ft. Ogden, FL
(863)-303-1273
E-Z Go golf. cart, lights,
windshield, mirror, good
tires, $1450. 429-6457
EZ GO Utility Gas Golf
Cart, needs TLC $500
863-990-0492
LH Ping irons & putter,
Titleist driver, 3 wood, 1
iron, 5 IW w/bag. $250
obo. SOLD D
Nike 3 thru PW, Sling Shot
OS, $150;. (9411-627-
6922 or 380-7318
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
PLATEE PERFROMER,
$200.Like New.

* Treadmill by Weslo w/
mileage gauge, etc, mat,
Snew $150.941-766-0818
Treadmill, Sears, fold up,
* like new, seldom used,
$150. (941)-625-7890
S: : Weider Pro 265 Work
Bench and Weights. $100
941-627-6263


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6130 SPORTING
GOODS
8' Brunswick Pool table,
New felt $300obo (941)-
743-4891 leave mess
Civil War, WWII Guns,
Swords, Daggers, etc.
Wanted. Paying up to
$900 for G.I. 45's &
German Lugers
(941)705-5145
FISHING RODS, 2 Cae
Fear 7' Advance Tech,
Med. Heavy Casting
Rods, 1 St. Croix Legend
Elite 6'6" Medium Heavy
Casting Rod, $160. ea
obo ALL Exc. Cond! Call
Craig for Details. 941-
743-6006 or 769-4795
FLORIDA CONCEALED
Weapons Permit Class
(941)697-1885

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

JOHN WAYNE (THE
DUKE)CCOMMEMORA-
TIVE WINCHESTER
RIFLE IN BOX.1400$
941-716-0204
Pistol, Taurus PT-22,
small auto, new, $225.
(9411-966-3968
POOL TABLE still in box.
Solid wood. K66 rails.
Leather pockets, $1250
Can deliver & set up.
(239)-333-8500
POOL TABLE, regulation,
1 1/4" slate, brand new,
$950. (941)-497-6340


6130 SPORTING
GOODS
Remington model 700,
22-250 cal. heavy barrel,
nikon 6.5 to 20 scope,
$800. (941)-575-4360
Scope Bushnell 1" 3x9,
Rainguard, Prodiamond
reticle 3" eye relief 2007
$100firm 941-473-4935
Sks.Norinko.A+cond
.pre-ban.chrme Ind
brrl. 340.00 941-
456-6366

6135 BICYCLES/
TRICYCLES
1 mens & 1 ladies 18
speed 26 inch mountain
bikes like new $100 for
both sold sold
2 Schwinn bikes: 10-spd
27" men's, 26" women's,
need tires $20/ea. (941)
627-0392.
20" BMX Bicycle. Like
new cond. $250 (941)-
426-9644 or 321-2422
20" BOYS BIKE $25.
NICE BIKE
(941)-627-6023
3 older Bikes, single
speed, Reconditioned,
recession priced $30-$50
Call me (941)-661-4065
BOYS MOUNTAIN BIKE
"TREK" 24", 18spd, Sil-
ver /blue in great cond w/
manual. $100/firm
(941)-629-2717
His & hers bikes $75/ea,
Jogger's Stroller $65
Ladies bike $75 626-3102

6138 TOYS
Little Tikes Step 2 Adven-
ture Fort. All Plastic. Paid
$1000, sell $250 941-
286-7740
SWING SET 2yrs old 3
swings, slide, & more ex
con d. $100 (352)-817-
2506
Wii Fit Brand New $150
941474-6158.

6140 PHOTOGRAPHY/
VIDEO
2 CANON CAMERAS: 1
Power Shot A620, 1
Power Shot A530, com-
patible with Windows XP,
sacrifice both for $200
firm. 941-769-0609.

6145 POOL/SPA/
& SUPPLIES
Hot Tub, 2 person
lounger, normal outlet
plug in, exc. cond. insulat-
ed cover incl. 56"x83"
easy maintenance, $395.
obo. (941)-575-9129
6160 LAWN & GARDEN
#1 Riders & Push, sales
& service, used parts,
trade in's welcome. Save
big! (941)-268-0917
Rider Mower $395. Push
$90 Honda Self-prop
$225. 941-626-3102
Toro Recycler mower,
self propelled looks &
runs like new, 5125 obo.
941-928-5562

6165 STORAGE SHEDS
/BUILDINGS
Build a Shed $900 doors,
windows, straps, etc $495.
or trade 941-626-3102
STORAGE, GARAGE,
TOOL & STEEL BLDGS.
Trade-Ins Buy
Used 0 Fast Deliv.0
* Instant Financing 0
* We Move Sheds 0
NEW LOW PRICES!!
(941)-629-9955
SHED'S NOW in PC
11596 Kings Hwy. E
2nd New Location
12594 Tamiami Tr. PG
1.5 mi. S. Tuckers Grade
(941)-637-7411

6170 BUILDING
SUPPLIES
Alum. Hurricane Pannels
44"x15.5" $10/ea
941-743-0678
DESIGNER LAMINATED
FLOORING Never used
30% thicker. $.79 sq. ft.
Must sell 239-334-4839

6190 TOOLS/
MACHINERY
10" Craftsman Bandsaw,
Like New $125 (863)-
494-3929
14 DRAWER heavy duty
snap on Craftsman tool
storage $155. Miter saw
table saw 4x36x6 disc
sander large vise $45 ea.
Others $10-$15-$20-
$25. Recip saw $20.
Grinders $12-$18- 22.
Scroll saws $20-$25.
941-255-0048.


4" Craftman Jointer/Plan-
er Like New $125 (863)-
494-3929
Concrete Mixer $450,
Generators (2) $250 &
$350 (941)-286-5228

6220 OFFICE/BUSINESS
EQUIP. SUPPLIES
Brand New Black Finish
Professional Super mesh
office chair. Retail $650,
asking $262.99 (941)-
743-2533


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



CHRISTMAS BIRD SALE
Dec 21st Sunday@
3000 Ringling Blvd
Sarasota Info Call
954-591-5492
SUN CONURE 4yrs, talks
some, large cage
$375/firm; 2 Gouldian
finches M/F; 3 Society
finches w/ cage $75/firm
941-38.0-9557

6233 DOGS

$450 SHIH-TZU Pup-
pies Ready now! 9wks,
1 male 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!
Leslie or Jerry 941-
483-4270
or 426-9009

7mths M Shih Tzu, Gold &
WH All shots, 11mths
Heart worm, $400 (863)-
773-4403 941-268-2179
Basset Hound pups, 8
wks, 2M & IF. (941)-639-
4267
Beautiful Mini
Dashaund. 1 Year old
Female. Paper trained.
Spaded. Has all shots
up to date. HAS
papers. $200.00 call
***SOLD***
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
CHIHUAHUA pups, 6 wks,
taking deposits, $350 ea.
(863)-474-1205
Chinese Pug "Fawn" pup-
pies, ready for Christmas
$400. (941)-628-8634
DOBERMAN pups, AKC,
Reds & Blacks, parents
on site, taking deposits,
$600&up. 941-345-3184
ENG. MASTIFF pups ready
now /xmas parents on pres.
$800 941-681-1051
French Bulldog, male
fixed 6yrs old. good
w/kids & animals. $350.
941-626-2999
GREAT CHRISTMAS PRE-
SENT! Two 8 mo. old CKC
male Boxer Puppies,
house broken, all shots,
beautiful color. One has
ears cropped. Great dis-
positions. $750 &
$1000. 740-525-2900.
Jack Russell Puppies, 2
Female $300. Call aft 9
(941)-505-8018
Maltese Tiny treasure, ice
white coat, condo size,
$595. (941)-423-7319
Mini Pincher Male, 2yrs
Great Lap dog, Paper
trained Fixed, Orig $400
w/papers. $300
941-380-6103
Poodle Tiny Toy, female
9wks. black & white,
pre-spoiled, $475
(941)-423-7319

hunting dogs, -Ready
12/23 Wormed $50eac
941-979-7300


Nre f.iuz:, n u, IIU I
ACA, 2M. $400 each
or $600 for both.
**SOLD**
RAT TERRIERS AKC
reg., shots, adorable.
In time for Christmas.
$300 (863) 234-2234
STANDARD POODLE
Puppies AKC, health
certs., Gr. Champion
Grandfather Boo,S850
/ea (941)-743-4944
or 266-3405 cell
Tea Cup Blonde Chi-
huahua, 4 mos. old. 1.6
lbs. $400. 941-456-2176
Terrier (Designer Pups)
Older $250 or less. (941)-
484-0191
Yellow Lab/mix 3mths,
Male puppy to approved
home 863-990-4769
YORKIES: 2 FEMALE Tea
Cup & 1 Male Tea Cup
Yorkie, AKG Reg. up to
date shots. $1300 &
$1600 each. Call after
5pm, 941-628-2917.

6234 MISC. PETS


6234 MISC. PETS

55 Gal. Freshwater Aquar-
ium w/stand. Fish, filters,
lights, and local delivery
included $2500BO0 Call
941-625-8098

CHIHUAHUA PUPS! CKC,
papered, Vet Cert. 3 M,
1 F. Ready 12/19/08.
Call 941-916-5013.

6235 LIVESTOCK

5 YR. OLD QH MARE
Buck Skin Dunn; anyone
can ride, lots of color
$1900. (941) 391-1533.

6236 PET SUPPLIES
& SERVICES

140gal. SW Aquarium
w/top & bottom cabinet,
many extras, $800.
(941)-916-5851
BIRD CAGE 32"Wx64Lx6'
H, Dbl cage for Parrots
$400 (9411-505-8018
DOG HOUSE for Small
dog, Like new, 6 mths old
$60 (941)497-5156
Dog House, New, ex. Ig. cus-
tom made w/paint, trim, shin-
gles. $130 941-627-4073

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

Freezer, Upright,
Heavy duty $200
(941)-764-9426
GE Electric Stove with 2
ovens $100
****SOLD ****

MICROWAVE GE Space-
maker, nearly new. $25.
GE above stove.
microwave, excellent,
.$75. Kenmore dishwash-
er, very good cond. $95.
Hamilton Beach counter
top oven, nearly new,
$10. (941)-875-8000

REF., GE Profile, white,
side-by-side w/ice, 25.2
cf. $175. PGI 320-894-
6808
Stove, Sears Kenmore,
Black, self cleaning flat
glasstop surface $200
(941)-423-2431
Washer & Dryer work
great $125/ea;
$225/pair 941-467-5137
can deliver.
Ken Washer & Dryer $100ea
Upright Freezer $85
GE Range $100
Refridg $125
(941)-492-6698

Water Htr, Rinnai-New in
box. Propane Tankless
R94EP 9.4 gal PM (Retail
$1350)$800.
941-855-1529

6260 MISCELLANEOUS

4.5" Reflector telescope
Ex cond. $150. (941)-
493-2542
Honda Generator $495.
Powr Washer $100/$150'.
gas/ele.941-626-3102

KING Pillow top mattress
lyr old$100; 26" TV,
$100 (941)475-1595

RADIO CONTROL TRUCK
$50. Table saw $85.
268-8451.

6270 WANTED TO
BUY/TRADE

A COLLECTOR BUYING-
GOLD & SILVER. JEWELRY
& COINS, wristwatches &
pocket watches, working
or not. Knives, swords,
weapons, military & fire
dept. Cigarette lighters &
collectibles (941412-9391

AUTOS WANTED!
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out of selling your car.
Cash Offered Today!
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6001 ARCADIA AREA
GARAGE SALES
DHwy 17, Gardner.
Fri/Sat/Sun 10-? New
Xmas toys, plants, tv's,
stereos, lots furniture
6002 ENGLEWOOD AREA
GARAGE SALES
D Fri & Sat. 8-4,
Holiday Estates
Three, 2723 Tanager Ln.
Something for everyone!
[DFri-Sun. 7am-lpm.
11020 Kimberly Ave.
2 Family Sale! Toys, furn,
vehicles & so much more!
-]SAT. & SUN. 8 4,
858 South River Rd.
Walton's Auto Repair.
Multi family sale.
-iSat. 7-12pm. 1820
IWhispering Pines.
Entertainment center, roll-
top desk. 941-716-0184
6004 NOKOMIS/OSPREY
GARAGE SALES
O-]SAT. only 9-2
Vermeer Dr. Sorrento
Woods NEW & OLD
Swords & knives,
Antiques, Military .items,
collectables, watches, old
guns & Tons of misc.
items. Watch for signs!
--Saturday 8-? 304
Pameto. Households,
costume jewelry & lots of
good stuff
6005 NORTH PORT AREA
GARAGE SALES
FRI & SAT 8-4
6019 Merril St
LOTS OF GREAT ITEMS
incl. hsehld & collectables
FRI. & SAT. 8 4,
8782 Fay Ave. New
clothes, furniture & many
more items.
Sat 8 3 2364S
Chamberlain Blvd. New
carpet, tile, laminate room
size +, new speakers, 17"
flat monitor & keyboard, 17'
Boat 85HP Mercury, 50cc
Ricardo scooter low miles.
And much more.
--]SAT. 12-20 7am-
4pm, corner of Ham-
wood & Persian. MULTI
FAMILY New & used items
ONE DAY ONLY
SAT. 8AM-2PM
2055 Pecan St. HUGE
SALE,2 FAMILY Household
goods, toys, clothes, etc.
D--Thur Sun. 9-Dark!
1836 Remus Ave.
Moving sale, old & new,
everything must go!!!


6006 PT. CHARLOTTE 6006 PT. CHARLOTTE 6006 PT. CHARLOTTE 6007 PUNTA GORDA AREA 6007 PUNTA GORDA AREA
GARAGE SALES GARAGE SALES GARAGE SALES GARAGE SALES GARAGE SALES


I-]Fri & Sat 7am 2pm.
E766 Sidney Terrace,
(off Broadranch). Lots of
books, tools, antiques,
scrapbooking items, furni-
ture, many more things!!
-Fri & Sat 9-3 2244
ElHayworth Rd. Great
last minute gift items, furn
No Good Offer Refused!
O--FRI & SAT. 8 4,
O1529 Mayview Ave.
Off W. Tarpon.
Misc. household items.
fiFRI. & SAT. 20375
LWilkie Ave. Good
stuff! Cheap! Good vari-'
ety. Check this one! Bet.
Atwater & Hinton off Vet-
erans & Peachland.
-Fri. & Sat. 8am-?
1054 Sanger St.
ALL NEW STUFF
Something for everyone.
Don't miss it. Last week-
end before Christmas.


S FRI. & SAT.,
1 4239 Durant St.
Natural Stone Beaded,
Necklaces, Bracelets,
Earrings, 100 Pieces
F--FRI. &SAT., 9am-
.L2pm, 491 Cornelius
Blvd. New Race Shirts,
Antiques, Sign & MORE!!
-IFRI.-SAT. 8am-4pm.
L HUGE GARAGE SALE.
Corner of Midway &
Abscott. Many Gift Items.
-- Friday and sat. 19th
S& 20th 8am-3pm.
22577 Laika Ave. Off
Orlando and Midaway.
Huge Multi-family
S garage sale.
I- Sat & Sun 8-4.
22506 Rye Ave.
Housewares, Collectibles,
Furniture'And much more
SAT & SUN 9-3
18300 Dakota Ave
Power tools, alum boat,
pick up topper & misc....


r--Sat & Sun. 8-2, 614
EChevy Chase off
Dobell. Drum set, pool
table, toys, videos,desks,
clothes, tables & misc.
r--Sat 8-1 22456
LaGuardia Ave (off
Beacon) Lots of toys, kids
clothing & many gift items
E-lSAT-SUN 8-3,
Dorcester and Keel-
er Ave. BIG SELECTION,
household electronics,
bike tv
--SAT. 8am,
1485 Harmony Dr
(off Sheehan) Furniture,
clothes, toys, bikes, more

6007 PUNTA GORDA AREA
GARAGE SALES
l-'iFri Sun. 13340
Il Allandra Dr. Moving
Sale!


I--Fri & Sat
8am -?
2924 Palm Dr
off Aqui Esta
New & used Fishing
equip. & supplies. NEW
fish design t-shirts $5
&up. Used tools & Misc
items.
FRI SAT SUN 9-?
5378 Swaying Palm Dr
ORCHIDS FOR SALE!
-Fri. Sun. 9- ? 26307
Glaspell Rd. MOVING
SALE!! Hand tools, lawn
stuff, gas grill, household,
Craft items & much misc.
r-ESat & Sun 8-1. Ann
Street Mini Storage.
Loads of Beenie babies,
Bikes, Tools & Misc.
[-]Sat 8-5 11069 Tami-
ami TrI near Sweet-
bay Liquidation yard sale,
tools, toys, household


E-lTHURS., FRI. &
SAT. 9am-3pm,
2523 Rio Palermo
Ct. Moving sale- 50
years of accumula-
tibns, tools, furniture,
sail & power boat sup-
plies & equip.(2 Asy
Spinnakers & 12ft/
22ft Whisker pole),
20K lb 5th wheel &
other camping gear,
Kevlar canoe, tandem
bike Scuba gear &
much more. (941)-
505-8867


Need Cash?
Have A
Garage Sale


6008 ROTONDA AREA
GARAGE SALES
FRI & SAT 4720 Pom-
pano St / Cape Haze
hole House Tommy
Bahama Liv. Rm., King-
White Beadboard Bed
Set, lots of art
Accessories, Bird Cages,
Antique Radios, Bowflex,
Edison Phono raph,
Antique Outboard Motors.
941-661-4027
:- Sat & Sun, 9-2.
]27 Sportsman Ter,
Rotonda. Multi-family. Furn,
'hsehld, decor, Xmas, clean.
-]SAT 9.AM-?, 97 Caddy
IRd., glassware, fish-
ing tackle, old records,
VHF videos, much more
d-iSAT. 9-2 63 Long
Meadow Ct, furn,
Slinens,glass, shelves, books,
pres wash, ride mower,
much more! 941-697-0502
THURS & FRI 8-4 SAT 8-
12pm 40 Bunker PI
NEW WOMANS clothing,
toys, home access, etc


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S rel 2 days $17.50
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Somik a 3 days -$22.50
S 4 lines ($5.00 ea add'l line)
/e0oil.7 days -s28.50
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6010 S. VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES
4970 Kent Rd, 8:00
S.Venice. All kinds of
things A to Z. Priced to
sale til its gone.
r-FRI& SAT,8-3, 161
LDragon Rd. Off Gen-
tian, something, for every-
one, NO EARLY BIRDS.
[-]Sat & Sun. 9-1, 933
Dawn St. Estate sale,
antiques, collectables,
jewelry, art work & etc.
r-Sat 8-2 1276
Mohawk Rd. Gone to
Home. 40 years of every-
thing Male & Female
SAT 8AM
3680. STERLING RD
Huge Sale! Lots of xmas,
Ant. furn, Etc. All like new
D SAT only, 8am-?,
5120 SR 776 (across
from Dome). XMas items,
furn, household & more!
SAT. 7:30 & SUN 8am
2546 Yucca Rd.Over 100
Stocking stuffers, upright
freezer & much more.

6011 VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES

Mon. Sat. 10-5pm
227 Miami Ave W
BUTTERCUP COTTAGE
MOVING SALE
50% OFF EVERYTHING
941-(941)-484-2222
r-]SAT & Sun, 8-5pm,
332 Warfield Ave. N
on US 41 Bypass, L
before Venice Ave. Heat &
air cond, lift chr, bikes, Xmas




Suncoast
Humane
Society
will have "Adorable
Adoptables" at our
Store sat. Dec. 20th
10AM-2PM.
Also 20% Off Sale on
donated white tag
Items. 9AM-4:30PM
Thrift Store at
656 S Tamiami Trail,
Venice, Rialto
Shopping Center
(941)-480-9811


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TRANSPORTATION

7020 BUICK
1996 Park Ave,
ultra, leather, low miles,
all options, $4,750
(941)493-4739
www.billbuckchevrolet.com.
1999 LeSabre, All
Power, Leather, Cold
Air, 105K $2200
(941)-**SOLD**
2000 LeSabre Limited, 1
ownr, FL car, Leather,
81K. Loaded. "Buyer's
Choice'$5,395.575-7843
2003 LeSabre, 1 owner,
32Kmi. leather, loaded,
$9,900 (941)-493-4739
www.billbuckchevrolet.com
2003 Rendezvous CXL,
top of line, Ex clean 78K,
$6,150. 941-423-8390




7030 CADILLAC

Marlow

Werner
1993 Cadillac Seville
Red & Super Nice
$3,195.
(941)-639-3175
marlowwerner.com
1995 EL DORADO 136K
MILES, NORSTAR, NEEDS
SOME LOVE, NEW FRONT
TIRES AND BATTERY,
$1800 OBO
CALL
941-286-8340
2000 Deville, Wht, 66K,
'Buyer's Choice' RE DUCED
to $5,659. Runs New.
(9411-575-7843
2001 CADILLAC Cat-
era, V6, On Star, Bose
stereo. Loaded. Leather
Exc. cond. 48,800 mi.
$6900. 941-473-9838

2002 STS, Beautiful Cash-
mere, Fully loaded, $9995
(941)-639-5792


7040 CHEVROLET
1983 Monte Carlo, all
original, nice int., runs
good, classic, $1,495.
(941)-255-0097
7050 CHRYSLER
2000 Sebring Conv JX V6
AC, 20-26 MPG, VG cond
$4495. 941-626-7682.
2006 Pacifica,
Only 18k mi. ruby red,
must sell, $12,950.
(941)-493-4739
www.billbuckchevrolet.com
7060 DODGE
2000 Dodge Ran- 1500
SLT Laramne .X*Tra Cab 4
Door Pick Up
V8 Magnum Power Win.
dows, LCP.S, Mirrors, Tilr
Cruise
1 33K miles. New heads,
brakes, oil pumpr
54500.00 o b:, 941-400
6592


7070 FORD
1995 Crown Vic leather,
loaded, New tires, Ex cond.
104k, 25mpg +, $1650
(941)-468-1489
1996 T-Bird, V6 Air,
77600 Orig. mi $1700
P.G. 863-444-9114
1999 Mustang GT Conv.
62K, very nice car,
$8,800. (941)-505-0098
2004 FOCUS ZX3, black,
new tires, auto, 63K mi.
$6995. 941-276-4233.
2005 Focus 2x4 SE,
low miles, auto, power
pack, clean, $8,900
(941)-493-4739
www.billbuckchevrolet.com

Blarlow

Werner
2006 Focus, great
gas mileage, nice,
$7,995. '
(941)-639-3175
marlowwerner.com


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7080 JEEP
1995 Cherokee,
immaculate, Runs
Perfect! New tires &
Brakes $2,200.
(302)-354-5342 or
(941)-467-4577
1995 JEEP WRANGLER
good cond. new tires &
wheels 4cyl. 5spd, $3500.
(863)-673-8910
1997 Wrangler, 1 owner, 4
cyl, Auto, AC, Looks/ runs
new. 'Buyer's Choice'
$6995. 941-575-7843
1999 Wrangler, 1 ownr, 6
cyl, 5 spd, AC, Wht/Tan,
New tires 'Buyer's Choice'
$7,995. 941-575-7843
2000 Grand Cherokee,
Limited, leather, 1 owner,
50k mi. Stunning!
$8500 (941)-493-4739
www.billbuckchevrolet.com
2005 Liberty, V6,
1 owner, power pack,
alloy wheels, 50,200 mi.
$9,500 (941) 493-4739
www.billbuckchevrolet.com
2007 JEEP WRANGLER X,
4 Dr., Soft Top, V6, Auto,
Upgraded Panel, Lifetime
Tire Warranty, 25,500 mi.,
AM/FM/CD $16,750. 941-
766-0594
2007 Liberty LTD, 4x4,
white, sun roof, 10K mi.
$15,900. 941-629-6636


NEED CASH? 7090 LINCOLN
Have A Garage 1995 Lincoln Towncar,
Salel Only 73k mi, Garaged,
SaleLooks & Drives New!
2007 FORD FOCUS Like $4,500. (941)-504-2811
new, 16k mi. AC, good 2005 Town Car Signature
cond. $7800 North Port Series. Clean, Low Miles
(717)-203-4611 $13850 941-587-2896


Marlow

Werner
2006 Mercury
Grand Marquis
Local Owner. 11,500
miles. Like new.
$13,995.
(941)-639-3175
marlowwerner.com

7110 OLDSMOBILE
1988 OLDS, 4 door,
$1500. Call 941-625-
4731 bet. 8am-7pm.
1998 Bravada, 44K, red/
blk Ithr int. Orig. ownr.
$5,000. (941)-830-8714
2003 Alero 4cyl all
power, great cond.
$5500 (941)-276-7948

7130 PONTIAC
2003 Sunfire, 2 door,
1 owner, auto,
power sunroof, low mi.
$7,250. 941-493-4739
www.billbuckchevrolet.com


Marlow

Werner
2005 Saturn Relay,
Loaded w/DVD Player
$10,995.
(941)-639-3175
marlowwerner.com
2006 Ion level 2,
40K mi. auto,, gold,
$8,500.(941)-493-4739
www.billbuckchevrolet.com
PRO-POWER
AUTO SALES
(941) 627-8822
USED SATURN SALES
PARTS & SERVICE
"THE SATURN GUYS"
03 VUE Bronze..... $6,995
02 SW2 Wagon......$5295
02 SL1 Sedan...... $5,295
02 SL2 Sedan.......$3395
00 SL2 Sedan...... $2,995
97 SL2 Sedan......$2,795
96 SL2 Sedan......$2,295
01 SC2 Coupe......$4,495
01 SC2 Coupe......$3,495
99 SC2 Coupe .....$3,695
98 SC1 Coupe...... $2,995
All rated over 30 MPG


GENE

GORMAN
TODAY'S
SPECIAL!
2004 CHRYSLER
CONV.
TOURING EDT!
$6,990.
941-639-7300
View ALL Vehicles At:
www.genegormans.com
Now you can get
pre-approved
over the phone.
Call anda ave,
Sign & Drive,
It's That Simple!

7147 AUDI


Blarlow
Werner
2005 Audi A4
Low Miles & Nice
$15,395.
(941)-639-3175
marlowwerner.com


1991 Honda Accord Runs
great, lots of extras,
1800obo941-302-0745
2006 CIVIC LX 4DR,
Black, PW/PL, CD, AC,
35k miles, $9,950. (717)-
314-6443

Marlow

Werner
2007 Honda Accord
19,000 Miles-Sharp
$19,995.
(941)-639-3175
marlowwerner.com

7177 KIA
1996 SOFIA 4DR., Auto
cold AC, good cond.
$950/obo (941)-468-
1489

7180 MAZDA
1996 Miata, 1 owner, 25K
mi. 5 spd, AC, Stereo,
MINT. 'Buyer's Choice'
$6995. (941)-575-7843
2000 MPV LX, 68K, clean,
$5,250/obo non smoker,
(941)-637-3922


7180 MAZDA


1 r.i lT '-.r,,-... 'Ainr, r
5spd, new top, paint, tires,
$3900. 9414298645
1991 Custom, Mazda
Miata. Turbo + Inter.
coolers and VERY FAST!
Extremely unique car!!
New black rims and
tires. Very nice viper
body kit. Listed with
photos on Craigs list.
Call for more details
many x-tras. 941-627-
0705 or 941-286-4412
$6500. obo.

2001 MAZDA Miata 5 spd
25-30 MPG, blue ox base
plate. 941-268-5655.
2002 Miata MX5, Special
Edition Cony. 55K mi, Light
Blue w/black top. Ex Cond.
$13K (863)-491-0674.
2003 MPV LX VAN, white,
1 owner, brand new tires,
Mint cond. $8,900 941-
916-0446
7190 MERCEDES
1987 560 SL, Red, cony.
Great car, 129K mi.
$9,750. (941)-629-6636
7195 MITSUBISHI
2002 Diamante fully
loaded, low milage. Really
good cond. Leather seats
5800 941-380-9212
7200 NISSAN
1999 Altima GXE, Cold AC,
110K mi'$2300obo (941)-
286-5228
7205 SPORTS CARS
1989 CORVETTE
1983 NISSAN 280ZX
Sell to Highest Bidder
jukebox-heroes@yahoo.com
1997 BMW Z3, auto, new
tires, 76K, Exc. $10,800
obo. 941-276-4233.




98 Porsche Boxster, Pre-
mium, 5 Spd, Near Per-
fect, 50k mi. $15,850
941-276-4233


7070 FORD 7100 MERCURY 7136 SCION


7210 TOYOTA
1995 Turcel, auto, ac,
runs exc. 2dr. $1495.
(9411-255-0097
1997 Avalon, loaded. Lther.
Sunroof, nice car, XLS,
$4200/obo.941447-0494
2004 Corolla, silver,
only 45k mi. auto, A/C,
$9,400 (941)-493-4739
www.billbuckchevrolet.com
Apply Now,
Drive Tomor-
row.

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7220 VOLKSWAGEN
2003 VW BEETLE TURBO
11.8k miles, Mint cond.
Garage. kept. $12000.
(941)-627-3305
2008 Jetta, 23k mi. auto,
power pack,
Like new! $16,500.
(941)-493-4739
www.billbuckchevrolet.com
7250 ANTIQUES/
COLLECTIBLES
.WANTED: MODEL T FORD
PARTS PRE-1950 CAR
PARTS. LITERATURE,
LICENSE PLATES,. AUTO-
MOBILIA (941)-408-9601
7252 BUDGET BUYS
1982 OLDS Toronado, 2
door, new batt. runs great
$600. 941-661-0490.
1985 Plym Grand Fury
51K mi 4dr, A/C, V8,
$1450 (317)-590-3455
1991 FORD TAURUS
wagon, rides & drives
good, reliable trans. $575
(941)-484-6427




1993 GR Marquis cold AC,
tint Ex cond
$1800 941-681-1205
CASH FOR YOUR CAR.
RUNNING OR NOT!
Honest & Reliable!
941-286-4599
Police Impounds! 94
Honda Civid $600!, 92
Honda Accord $500! for
listings 800-366-9813 Ext.
3964


7260 AUTOS WANTED
*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
AUTO CITY
Junk & Abandoned
VEHICLES REMOVED!
COULD BE WORTH SSSS
697-7222 OR 475-9007


Top Dollars Paid
for Cars, trucks,
vans, any cond.
(941)-65D-5785
M.S.B. RECYCLING
$300 for most cars
with title!
941-575-4008
ALL JUNKERS
WANTED!
TOP $$ PAID.
(941)-623-2198
WANT to swap or trade
1996 Kia Sephia GS w/
title + cash for early model
Jaguar. (941)-830-8912

# ICash Paid For
All CARS & TRUCKS
(941)-626-9120
Working man needs cheap
car/truck.
(941)-268-0015
WE BUY CARS
$300 CASH +UP
Frank 276-0204

7270 AUTO PARTS/
ACCESSORIES
4 Core alum. radiator, fits
87-94 Ford V-8, manual or
auto. Like new. $150. 941-
916-5259

7290 VANS
1998 Dodge Ram 3500,
Great work van. 180K mi
$1200 (717)-314-6443
2002 FORD E-250 White,
Ex. cond. 84k miles,
$5750/obo 941-6284765
2007 Dodge Sprinter, very
clean, 3L, $27,000/ obo.
*941-637-3922


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7290 VANS
2007 Dodge Grand Cara-
van Stow N Go. Clean. 40K
mi. Retail $14,000, sell
$11,000/obo.
*SOLD**
7300 TRUCKS/
PICK-UPS
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
1994 Dodge Dakota, V6,
auto, runs great, very
clean, $1200 obo. (941)-
916-4619
1995 CHEVY 4x4 pick-up,
king cab, cap, ladder rack
$2500 obo. 624-4340.
1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 1
owner, only 56K mi. A/C,
alloy wheels, new tires,
$5,300. 941-493-4739
www.billbuckchevrolet.com
1998 Ford F150, Ext. cab,
runs great, Reduced
$3500 ob. **SOLD**
1999 DAKOTA SPORT V8,
5spd, Rare $4000/obo
(941)-391-7125
1999 Dakota, 56K, ext.
cab, V6, loaded, $5,500
(941-624-4035
2000 Dodge 3500 Reg
cab PW, PDL, cold A/C,
Auto 5.9 litre. $4900 941-
286-7740
2001 DODGE Ram
Laramie SLT, V8 318 mtr.,
runs great, good work
truck. $2300. North Port,
Must Sell.(941)-539-8353
2006 Refrigerated Van
Ford E150, 19K Ex cond
$17500obo (617)-497-
1785
2007 Colorado, Reg.
cab, 5 spd. 2 WD. 23K.
$7,700. 941- 456-9119
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VEHICLES


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18', 1997 Proline flats
boat, 2001- 115 Yamaha 2
stroke OB, 2004 alum. trlr,
polling platform, trolling
motor, $7500. (941) 380-
0839 or (941) 629-3042.

24' 1988 FORMULA CC,
2006 7.4 motor, less than
100 hrs. Must sell. $4800.
941-421-6703.
20' Pontoon, 50hp, runs
ood, needs floor work,
1,800.**SOLD!**
20' 1990 Pontoon w/
90hp motor & trlr. $3K/
obo. (9411-244-8356
20' 1994 Sunbird Nep-
tune, center console, 140
Johnson, clean, solid boat,
galv. trailer, extras!
$4,300. 941-661-0044




20' 2005 Wellcraft 212
Fisherman w/Trailer,
CC, T-Top, FF, VHS,
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4 Stroke. Titled Jan. 08
Only 110 hrs. $22,500
obo (941)-815-7978

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Gator mount clean, $175.
941-681-2302
Boat Lift ACE, 10K Ibs.
Excellent Cond. $1,700
(941)-235-1890
GPS Furuno Nay Net #1 w/
fish find. New 2004 $1600
941-769-0792.

7339 CANOES/KAYAKS
2006 YAMAHA Grizzly 4
Wheeler, $1500., 2007
YAMAHA 125 Dirt Bike,
$1500. (941)-735-2827 or
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Ocean Kayaks Prowler 13'
Angler like new. $550.
255-3241


7341 TRAILER
& ACCESSORIES

BOAT TRAILERS
Continental & First Load.
Discount Pricing.
17marinellc.com
Open & Enclosed Utility
Trailers, Trailer Hitches &
Wiring. Two-Morrow's
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TRAILER, home-made 10'
long 6' wide, good cond
$375. 941-270-1073
UTILITY TRAILERS
AT Great Prices
WEST COAST TRAILER
(941)698-9902

7360 CYCLES/MOPEDS/
SCOOTERS
1993 Harley Davidson
Dynoglide $8000
(941 -916-5001
1996 KAWASAKI 1100 GPZ
llkmi, $3500. 781-953-
3786/941-255-3585
2002 Honda 1800 VTX,
vance pipes, mustang
seat, chromed, leather
saddle bags, black,
$6,500 obo. (941)-639-
5137 or (941)-258-0775
2002 Ninja Kawasaki
ZX750, Ex cond.
$3900obo 941-627-2730
2004 HD Custom Softail,
exc. cond. $10,750.
(941)-637-8881
2005 HONDA VTX 1300R
Custom paint lots of extras
low miles. $8900 (941)-
258-7592
2008 Lance Duke 150cc
touring scooter, 447mi.
$2,100. 941-740-0461


7360 CYCLES/MOPEDS/
SCOOTERS
2008 NINJA 250R aS NEW
800 MILES $2800 (941)-
258-7592
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BOOTY SCOOTERS
850 S. River Rd. Engl.
941-474-6550
YAMAHA PW 50 Beginners
dirt bike. $550. (863)-673-
8910

7365 ATV

2004 Polaris Predator 90
Low hours, good condi-
tion $900. OBO. 941-
460-8810
ATV's 110cc & 50cc
Quads, both need repair,
Elect. start 4yrs old
$250/pair **SOLD**

7370 CAMPERS/
TRAVELTRAILERS

WANTED
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Skip Eppers RV's
639-6969 Punta Gorda
1996 WILDERNESS 20'
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sleeps 6. $2850 obo. Call
941-204-3440.
1999 36' FOUR WINDS T.T,
5x14 Slide, Nice Unit.
$7200. 941-286-5209


7370 CAMPERS/
TRAVEL TRAILERS
2003, 38' Franklin TT,
2 slides, w/d, exc.
cond. $16K. Also,
40' screened porch &
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whole trailer, all white
alum. Sold separately,
you remove $2500.
(941)-629-3067
2005 29' R-Wagon Toy-
Hauler by Trailite sip 6 like
new $9,000. 628-0621
2006 34' Sierra 2 slides,
$23,500 (863)-773-4136
ask for Donnie
32' CORSAIR Camper
/travel trailer. Good cond.
$2000 (863)-494-0968
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941-575-7076
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941-468-0001..
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7380 MOTOR HOMES/
RVs
2000 Damon Ultrasport,
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mi. Michelin tires like new.
$49,500. 941-628-9725


7380 MOTOR HOMES/
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1978 Ford F-350 22'
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TLC. New tires. GreatDeal!
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0917
1990 DODGE CLASS-B
CAMPER VAN 318-V8
BED, STOVE, SHOWER,
TOILET, TV, NEW TIRES
$2500. 941-232-9711
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FRONT SECTION OUR TOWN SECTION IN THIS EDITION LEGALS................................................................10A LET EMHAVEIT......................................10A LOTTO..........................................................................2A OBITUARIES ..................................................14A OPINION....................................................................6A POLICE BEAT................................................14A SOUTH COUNTY RECORD............8A SPORTS................................................................12A WEATHER ............................................................2A DEAR ABBY....................................................4B CROSSWORD................................................4B TRAVEL..................................................................6B VENUE....................................................................3B HOROSCOPES............................................7B CLASSIFIEDS COMICS TV BOOK USA WEEKEND COUPONS Twin Palms Chiropractic................................8B Venice Car Wash............................................10B WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAYWWW.VENICEGONDOLIER.COMFOR HOME DELIVERY,CALL 207-1300. Good morning, Gondolier Sunsubscriber, ANN EDGINGTON LOCAL NEWS COVER TO COVERAWARD-WINNING WEEKLY NEWSPAPER In the ballpark?County refuses to up the ante Dear SantaAll she wants for Christmas is 3A 6ANot in the cardsNo money now for student IDs Air Force oneVHS grad keeps recon planes flying high1B 75 CENTS VOLUME 63 NUMBER 116AN EDITION OF THE SUNSATURDAY-SUNDAY EDITION,DEC.20-21,2008 3ACause for hope at Grove TerraceBY GREG GILES NEWS EDITORThe Grove Terrace Apartments may be deserted this holiday season, but hope pervaded the proceedings Thursday as a selection committee considered companies interested in rebuilding the low-income housing project. Its impressive for us here in Venice to get this caliber of responses, said Ben Bell, the HUD-appointed advisor to the Venice Housing Authority, employed by MD Strum Housing Services Inc. It shows us what the market can produce, said Mark Pritchett, a selection committee member. Five submissions, several involving partnerships, were received. The applicants include nationally recognized companies and one local company and were characterized as a far cry from an earlier VHA effort that ended when a development team pulled out from a planned rebuild in 2006. Serving on the selection committee were former mayor Fred Hammett, a board member of Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County; Pritchett, vice president for community investment with Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice; Brian Meurs, CEO of the Community Housing Trust of Sarasota County; Bell; and Joe Dalton, of Babes Plumbing and vice chair of the VHA. Committee members recused themselves from voting when they had intimate knowledge of the applicants or their partners.Four of fiveFollowing the committees review, four of the five applicants will have their submission forwarded to the housing authority board for consideration. The only one that didnt make the SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.comVenice Housing Authority Selection Committee members review submissions from developers Thursday to rebuild lowincome housing at Grove Terrace:Fred Hammett,left,Joe Dalton,Ben Bell and Brian Meurs.BY GREG GILES NEWS EDITORIn its last meeting before the holidays, the Venice Planning Commission set aside more draft comprehensive plan policies to rework. Thursday evenings workshop was unusual in that it tackled environmental sections of the comp plan but for the most part ignored recommendations made by the citys Environmental Task Force. That was by design, it turns out. Initially, advisory boards were asked to make their recommendations to the commission, but later, said commission chair John Osmulski, that was changed to allow the task force to make its case directly to council, bypassing the planning commission. It works the opposite way in Sarasota County, where advisory boards make their recommendations to the planning commission before theyre forwarded to the board of county commissioners. Laurel Schiller, chair of the citys Environmental Task Force, sits on the county planning board. Of all the advisory boards to give input into the draft city comprehensive plan, the Environmental Task Forces recommendations are by far the most extensive and the boldest. Our task was to green Venice, said Schiller, and to work on eco-tourism. Our policies were directed in that manner. The policies go far beyond guidelines, imposing expensive and tight land-use restrictions far beyond what the planning commission would likely approve. The task force presented its recommendations to the planning commission, presumably for its consideration, but noted the recommendations were diSUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.comThanks to the generosity of Phillip Wasserman,client families of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Suncoast were treated to a shopping spree at Walmart Thursday.Sue Swartzlander,second from left,helped her children,Haleigh,8,left,Rebecca,5,Robert,13,and Shelby,10,pick out toys,video games and clothes for Christmas.Not-so-secret SantaCity code to define familyBY GREG GILES NEWS EDITORThe last time Venice City Council reviewed a draft shortterm rental ordinance it said it went too far by unintentionally limiting rentals in multi-family and commercial districts. On Tuesday, council said the draft didnt go far enough in limiting the number of unrelated family members who can occupy a residence, whether in a single-family dwelling, condo or apartment complex. Council agreed to expand the scope of services of its planning consultant to include drafting a definition of family that would apply to all areas, not just singlefamily zoning districts. Unrelated people living in a unit longer than short-term has been raised as an issue, Mayor Ed Martin said. If we are going to have a definition at all, (it needs to be) one that is reasonable, defensible and one that addresses an issue we want to address, said Council Member John Moore. We already (have) definitions of family approved by courts. I dont know why it would take a whole lot of research to do. Planning consultant MorrisDepew Associates Inc. and outside counsel Andrea Zelman agreed, but took time to caution council about the legal ramifications of going down that path. Zelman said the reason the planning consultant didnt broaden the definition of family to apply to other zoning districts was it was focusing on the draft short-term rental ordinance in single-family districts, not the entire city. (There) is so much litigation over that term (family), I hate to have the short-term rental ordinance hung up over that term, consultant Dave Depew said.Transient populationCouncil, which previously said it had not given direction for its consultant to go beyond single-family districts, restated its new intention to draft a separate ordinance to include a definition of family that would be applied to all areas of the city. The review process for the new ordinance will run parallel with consideration of the draft short-Feeding the hungry one cookbook at a timeIf you cant feed a hundred people,then just feed one. Mother TeresaBY BROOKY BROWN PROJECTS EDITORA deep faith, personal hardships and a desire to give back to her community inspired Paula Caithness to publish a cookbook to feed the hungry. Her personal experience as a young mother trying to feed her two children drove her passion and concern for hungry children and their families in Venice. My marriage ended and I had no child support, but I did have a decent job at the time, she said. Still, it wasnt making ends meet. She has one particularly vivid memory of those years. One night I picked up the kids from daycare and went home, she said. I opened the fridge and there were only condiments in there. Its a visual Ill never forget. Paula grew up in a family where there was always food on the table and a roof over their heads, so she didnt know about agencies that feed the hungry. I borrowed the money that evening to get food for the children, she said.Commission debates greenplan issues STAYING AFLOAT SUN PHOTO BY BROOKY BROWNPaula Caithness holds her cookbook,A Taste of Heaven To Benefit the Hungry,which she wrote and published to help feed the hungry in Venice. The rum cake on Caithnesss counter is made from a recipe in the cookbook. Please see GREEN,5A Please see HOPE,5A Please see HUNGRY,11A Please see CODE,11A VENICE S un ca J ` ? ? V L ? C a } s r r ? r 11 + f 7 05252 1 00 75 0

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Apparently the thinking is that it is safer when you ride facing oncoming traffic. Florida state bicycle traffic law states otherwise, as do facts regarding the potential for accidents. The law states that upon all two-way roadways of sufficient width, a vehicle must be driven on the right half of the roadway. Remember a bicycle is considered a vehicle, and the cyclist is considered a driver. The reasoning behind the law is that the practice of riding againstIts safer to ride with traffic Venice City Hall will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24, and Thursday, Dec. 25, in observance of the Christmas holiday, and on Jan. 1 in observance of New Years Day. Solid waste, recycling and yard waste will not be collected on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Thursday customers will have all materials, including recycling and yard waste, collected on the following Monday. Collection service will be as usual on Dec. 24. All Sarasota County government offices, including libraries, the history center and recreation centers, will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24, and Thursday, Dec. 25. All county offices will reopen Friday, Dec. 26. Residents who live in unincorporated areas of the county will not have yard waste, recyclables or garbage collection on Christmas, Thursday, Dec. 25. For residents whose regular collection day is Thursday, yard waste, recyclables and garbage will be collected Friday, Dec. 26. For residents whose regular collection day is Friday, yard waste, recyclables and garbage will be collected Saturday, Dec. 27. Because collection times vary, residents should place refuse materials at the curb by 6 a.m. the day of pickup. Sarasota Countys chemical collection centers at 8750 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, and 250 South Jackson Road, Venice, will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24, and Thursday, Dec. 25. The Citizens Convenience Center at 4010 Knights Trail Road, Nokomis, will be closed Thursday, Dec. 25, but will be open Friday, Dec. 26. The landfill at 4000 Knights Trail Road, Sarasota, will be closed Thursday, Dec. 25, but open Friday, Dec. 26. The landfill administration offices will be closed Dec. 24 and Dec. 25. SCAT bus service will not be offered on Christmas, Dec. 25. Two bus routes will operate on reduced schedules on Wednesday, Dec. 24. For more information, call 861-5000. HOLIDAY CLOSURES traffic is a major contributing factor in bicyclemotor vehicle crashes. Its dangerous. Motorists entering or exiting the roadway do not expect traffic to approach from the wrong direction. Cyclists violating this law can be warned or even cited when observed by local law enforcement officers. Ride safe, ride smart. S t ( O ) l ( = D e V V V 7 I [ ( C __ e S a __ e D II1 a i d s The S t y l e of Chris t m as.

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The poor economy is to blame. We have the equipment to produce the badges, but because of the cost to print the cards and purchase the lanyards, we decided to delay it for a year, said Darrell Reyka, manager of school safety and security. Each student would get two badges: one would display the name of the school and students name (first name only for elementary school students), teachers name and bar code of the students personal identification number, while the other would use radio frequency identification to track students on school buses. The second card would require a mechanical reader on the bus to sense the bar code number and send the data back to the districts server. The RFID tag for buses presents a few more challenges technically, said Scott Ferguson, district communications specialist. The program may be resurrected for the 200910 school year, but nothing is certain while the district looks at more budget cuts for next year. The two cards plus a lanyard would cost $10.75 per student. The Dec. 12 enrollment figures show 41,998 students in the district. Faculty and staff all wear identification badges now, and vendors and visitors are required to check in at a schools administrative office and secure a temporary ID to wear while on campus. In January we will revisit the student ID badges and should get good direction, Reyka said. We will have a better idea about the budget then. ablackwell@ venicegondolier.com Student ID badges on hold BY JOHN HAUGHEY STAFF WRITERIts not the deal the Baltimore Orioles wanted: $33 million for a $58 million project. Sarasota County commissioners refused to raise the tourism development tax by a quarter-cent, essentially offering the Orioles the same deal the team rejected weeks ago. After a hearing that featured 22 speakers 11 for, 11 against it was apparent that the plan to generate up to $48.2 million by increasing the bed tax a quarter-cent, and dedicating three-quarters of a cent to the project, would not garner the needed four votes. Commissioner Joe Barbetta would not support the deal because of uncertainties about costs, financing and revenues. This price is too much, he said. I have to base my decision on factual data, factual projections. I just dont have that. Barbetta had serious concerns about the $58 million project, especially with the Tampa Bay Rays moving into a renovated stadium in Murdock in February. Look at what is happening in Charlotte County, he said. They have a $29 million deal with the American League champions. Barbetta voted for the revised deal in a 4-1 decision with Commissioner Jon Thaxton dissenting. Commission Chair Shannon Staub, who supported the original offer, apologized to the Orioles. I think you have a package rather than just spring training, she said. Its really sad that we have taken that and thrown it aside. Orioles Executive Vice President John Angelos would not offer any timeline for resuming negotiations. We will consider their offer in due course, he said.MagnitudeThe revised offer will not raise the bed tax levied at hotels and rental condos beyond the half-cent raised last year to renovate Ed Smith Stadium to retain the Cincinnati Reds. Without the additional quartercent, the revised proposal will generate between $33 million and $38 million. Other uncertainties that doomed the $48 million package included the Sarasota City Commissions waffle on its $5 million share, and concerns about bond interest rates. The higher the rate, the more money bonds issued to finance the project will cost to pay back. The standard interest rate is 6.9 percent right now, but the county cannot pay more than 5.22 percent to keep the proposal viable, Assistant County Administrator Dave Bullock said. More than 500 residents signed a petition calling for a referendum on the proposal. County Attorney Steve DeMarsh said the deal does not require a referendum because the county is not borrowing money to be paid back with property tax revenues. Angelos said Orioles spring training would contribute $36 million, and Ripkens academy $17 million, annually to the local economy. He also said the deal provides up to $3.5 million in free advertising to promote Sarasota on the Orioles MidAtlantic Sports Network, which broadcasts from Pennsylvania to North Carolina. That recurring $53 million value warrants a one-time investment of some magnitude, he said. The annual return to the community far exceeds the one-time investment. jhaughey@sun-herald.comCounty pitches $33 million for Orioles Barbetta Staub Co td o w n to Ca s 0 1 r ) l U to Tr P o u L ? 11: ) l I s v c c __ ? ? S e N. D i II a r d S ? The S t d 1 e of C h ri s tma s. ---------------------------------------------------------

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Venice Police Department arrests Steven Haislip, 26, 500 block W. Venice Ave. Venice. Charges: grand theft of motor vehicle, petit theft, driving while license suspended, canceled or revoked. Bond: $1,370. Christopher St. John, 49, 100 block E. Airport Ave., Venice. Charges: DUI (third or subsequent violation), driving while license revoked (habitual offender), no motor vehicle registration. Bond: $7,120.Sarasota County Sheriffs Office arrests Steven Michael Zelazney, 23, 500 block Crocus Road, Venice. Charges: leaving scene of accident with injury without rendering aid, driving while license suspended, canceled or revoked. Bond: $1,250. Jason Lee Hammond, 35, 100 block Pops Lane, Nokomis. Charges: contempt (possession of controlled substance without prescription two counts). Bond: $10,000. Tony Jo Donson, 42, 500 block Sheridan Drive, Venice. Charge: violation of probation (burglary of an unoccupied structure). Bond: none. Jason Owen Salter, 43, 700 block Old Albee Farm Road, Nokomis. Charge: domestic battery. Bond: none. Stuart Michael Williams, 18, 100 block Almafie Drive, Nokomis. Charges: fraudulent use of a credit card (more than $100), forgery (two counts). Bond: $3,000. Angela Massengill Pritchett, 55, 200 block Forest St., Nokomis. Charge: violation of probation (DUI). Bond: $1,000. Jesse James Shoupe, 26, 200 block N. Jessica St., Nokomis. Charges: thirddegree felony grand theft ($300-$500), violation of financial responsibility for property damage. Bond: $1,050. Marie D. Marth, 18, 200 block N. Jessica St., Nokomis. Charge: possession of cannabis (less than 20 grams). Bond: $120. Fletcher W. Negele, 23, 2600 block Heatherwood Circle, Venice. Charge: outof-county warrant (driving while license suspended or revoked second offense). Bond: $10,000. Terri Charlotte Flynn, 39, 400 block Porpoise Road, Venice. Charge: DUI. Bond: $500. Ryan Kutscher, 19, 300 block Browns Road, Nokomis. Charge: violation of probation (possession marijuana not more than 20 grams). Bond: $15,000. Charles Edric Hernandez, 23, 300 block Bayside Parkway, Nokomis. Charge: contempt (dealing in stolen property). Bond: none. POLICE BEAT 4ASUN NEWSPAPERS WEEKEND EDITION DEC.20, 2008 H5426_GHA03BVRR_A10/08 Joinustodaytondoutif AdvantageCareisrightforyou! Venice-NokomisElksLodge 1021DiscoveryWay,NorthVenice Dec.23,30at10am PerkinsRestaurant&Bakery 1331S.41Bypass,Venice Jan.2at2pm Forinformation,reservations orforaccommodationofpersons withspecialneedsatsales meetings,call: 1-888-805-4212, TTY:1-800-955-8771, 8ampm,sevendaysaweek. AnHMOwithaMedicarecontractavailabletoanyoneenrolledinbothPartAand PartBofMedicarethroughageordisability. Enrollmentperiodrestrictionsapply,call Metcarefordetails.Plansmayberenewed annually.Copayment,servicearea,and benetlimitationsmayapply.Youmust continuetopayyourMedicareapplicable premiumsifnototherwisepaidforunder Medicaidorbyanotherthird-party.Asales representativewillbepresentwithinformationandapplications.1Otherplansare available.Benetsdierbyplan.2AnHMO planwithaPoint-of-Service(POS)option. Highercopaysmayapply.3Becauseofthe processingtimewiththeFederalGovernment,youwillnotseeadditionalfunds inyourSocialSecuritycheckforseveral monthsaertheeectivedate.However, whentheU.S.SocialSecurityAdministrationcompletestheprocess,youwillseea totalreimbursementinyournextcheckretroactivetoyourenrollmentdateintheplan. Aerthat,youwillseeastandardincrease inyourmonthlySocialSecuritycheck. MonthlyPlan PremiumStill$0.Itsnowonderpeopleareexcited aboutAdvantageCare.Justlook atwhatyougetwiththisall-inoneMedicarehealthplann$0 PlanPremium n$0 PrimaryCareDoctorVisits n$0 PrescriptionCopays(Tier1)1 n$0 CopayRxCoveragethroughtheGAP (Tier1Generics)1 n ProviderNetworkFlexibilityandChoice Options2 n PartBPremiumGiveBack3 n HealthandWellnessPrograms AttentionpeoplewithMedicare: AdvantageCareis stillgivingFloridasomethingtotalkabout 2164549 STAFF REPORTSarasota County Public Schools will offer an afterschool driver education program starting Jan. 21. The program will be offered in all Sarasota County high schools. School officials said that the program will consist of six hours of driving and six hours of classroom instruction in all six high schools. The program at Pine View will also include a course of 54 hours of classroom and six hours of behindthe-wheel instruction. Students who attend the 54-hour Pine View course will be eligible for a half-credit as an elective course, school officials said. While the driver education offerings will now be after-school electives rather than credit courses, they meet the states requirement for offering drivers education to teenagers, said school district spokesman Scott Ferguson. We hope that all young drivers in Sarasota County, including students enrolled in schools other than our district public schools, will now take advantage of the program, he said. The county school district had canceled driver education courses to save money, Ferguson said. When the classes were offered as a for-credit course it cost the district $950,000 a year. The new classes will be mostly paid for using funds from the Dori Slosberg Driver Education Safety Act, saving the district about $850,000, Ferguson said. All courses will be administered by Aults Driver Education Center, they said. The driver education programs are open to all private, home-schooled, and public high school students in Sarasota County, officials said. Registration forms may be picked up at the nearest local high school. For more information about the driver education program, call Jim Clark, supervisor for driver education, at 927-9000, ext. 34111, or Aults Driver Education Center at 3554202 or 474-5125.Schools offer driver training otsm Advantage Care

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As an independent, hometown insurance provider, well help you select the best plan for your home, business, automobile, or recreational vehicleand youll get the same great customer service youve come to rely on. Call for a free quote today, and nd out why weve been voted Best in Venice 7 times. 211 Nokomis Ave S., Venice, FL 34285 (941) 485-5686 355047 rected to council, not the commission. Faced with that conflict, Osmulski chose to address councils draft environmental policies and ignore the task forces recommendation.Cursory reviewStill, a number of commission members brought up some of the task forces concerns for discussion, but it didnt adopt any of them. One was a recommendation to encourage city possession of damaged coastal properties. To accomplish that, the task force recommended a Post Disaster Redevelopment Plan that includes a temporary suspension on rebuilding not immediately needed for the public health, safety and welfare. During the building suspension, the city can consider purchasing damaged properties or pursuing other mitigation responses. Also straying from the current draft comp plan is a recommendation that any redevelopment after a storm would be required to meet current city ordinances and regulations and not negatively impact native vegetation, beaches or coastal dune systems. Several planning commission members objected to the recommendation. Under other task force recommendations, all development in the city would be required to be green development by 2010, defined as sustainable building and development planning methods that minimize impact on natural resources, energy consumption, use of water, use of raw materials and waste generation. One of the more expensive recommendations is a proposed requirement to purify all runoff throughout the city. Putting this in our comp plan when we havent talked to the public about this, said Osmulski, is putting the cart before the horse, again.Native trees,plantsThe planning commission pulled a number of policies for more work and recommended another to encourage scheduled openings for Circus Bridge. Commissioners objected to a draft tree-protection policy that would require every tree taken out to be replaced. It would stop clear-cutting, Osmulski said, and require forests. Are we requiring more to be put back in than are being removed? Osmulski asked. Yes, said Council Member Sue Lang, the liaison to the commission. That was intent. (We) want to increase tree canopy. It might be impossible to build if you do that have to replace every tree taken out, Osmulski said. Im not comfortable with the expansiveness of this, said Commission Member Sid Shrauger. We need to quantify that, said Commission Member Greg Shanika. The commission also pulled a draft policy requiring removed trees and plants be replaced with native Florida species. If you limit to native Florida plants, you are eliminating 80 percent of plants in Venice, said resident Marty Dover. Most landscaped trees in Venice are not native to Florida. You are trying to eliminate the noxious (plants), but not the desirable nonnative plants. The commission agreed and directed its consultant to incorporate the necessary changes.More airport objectionsVenice resident and former Airport Advisory Board Member Paul Hollowell asked the commission to delete two policies that affect airport property. Both are not-so-subtle attempts on the part of the city to take airport property to the detriment of the airport and its mission, and would be contrary to the assurances that the city has made to the FAA that they will not discriminate against any aeronautical activity or take any action that reduces the utility of the airport, Hollowell said. He was referring to a draft policy that would designate the Lake Venice Golf Club as a permanent recreation area, while the another would make the airport festival grounds a permanent fixture. Its currently considered a temporary use. Both policies were pulled for further consideration.Mining opsOsmulski objected to draft policies on mining operations and mining regulatory oversight. Is this overstepping an interlocal agreement? he asked of Lang. Is the city going to take over (county) responsibility for that (standards and oversight)? (We) dont have adequate regulations in place, Lang said. Apparently, there is a gap (that) needs to be worked out. Lang said there needs to be better enforcement. The city needs to talk to the county about it and make a decision, Lang said. And our taxes will go up, Osmulski said.Circus BridgeOsmulski scored a personal victory after he chided city council for not doing more to end traffic jams caused by unscheduled openings of the Circus Bridge. Ive said (this) many times, and nobody will do anything, he said. You get together with U.S. Coast Guard (like they did at) Stickney Point Bridge and make a request for a schedule. The city would have to ask for that to be done, he said. Commission members agreed to add it to the draft comp plan. I should have worn my Santa Claus suit, Osmulski said. That was my Christmas present to the city of Venice. Following the holidays the planning commission will move into what its calling reconciliation meetings to improve the policies set aside for more work. The first will take place Jan. 8 at 5 p.m. in council chambers. ggiles@venicegondolier.com GREENfrom Page 1A If you limit to native Florida plants,you are eliminating 80 percent of plants in Venice. Most landscaped trees in Venice are not native to Florida. Marty Dover cut was the local one, from Brad Baker. He had offered to buy out the failed VHA planned development back in 2006 but the offer wasnt taken up. Bell said Bakers Bramar Development Inc. may have incorrectly read the RFQ. Bramar scored 26.67 out of a possible 105 points under the selection committees criteria list. I think the people who put this together have the capacity, but they didnt show it in this RFQ, he said. Topping the list of candidates is Norstar/PriMerica, of Tampa, which received an average committee score of 101 out of 105 points. One of Norstar/PriMericas partners would be a local branch of Kimley Horn and Associates, a planning group that includes former city manager Marty Black. NRP Group/RGA Group came in at 90.20, Telesis Corp./Kadushin Associates Architects at 87.6 and Core/Beneficial Communities at 87.25. Criteria considered were: responsiveness to VHAs request for qualifications; approach and methodology; organization and financial capacity; technical ability and viability; previous partnerships and Florida experience; and plans to hire locally. Bell said key was a willingness on the part of applicants to invest their own resources into the project, and assist VHA in securing HUD funding, as well as a commitment to attempt to use local contractors.Land swap rejectedOff the table is a land deal proposed by Venice landlord Don OConnell. HOPEfrom Page 1AHe offered to swap 6 adjoining acres in exchange for 2-1/2 acres and the existing buildings, which he said could be rehabilitated. In September VHA put out a request for expressions of interest for similar swaps and received several offers, according to VHA Chair George Barr, with none showing any substance. The board of commissioners decided to move on with its plan of demolition and redevelopment, Barr said. The VHA board determined that the apartments were substandard and needed to be demolished. Relocation of tenants was completed by September through a federal HUD voucher program. Theres no word on when the demolition will take place. Barr thanked the selection committee members for taking the time to attend and witness this historic undertaking by the VHA. We are further ahead than ever, he said. Good things come to those who wait, said Dalton. Compared to what we had before this is unbelievable. There are some really good proposals that give your board a lot of good options as it goes to the next step, said Hammett. A lot better than what you had to deal with several years ago. The VHA board meets in January to consider the selection committees work. ggiles@ venicegondolier.com Tantastic S a rn s sms M I?i v c I %i CW. [0. M ?S e,Ca ,d ( 1 ? berts Insurance Group 0 f ? ? ? o { 1 PR98REUMAE nT HE RTFORD N ationwid e r r h it V o ice X 7 1 I i 0 3 0 % APW au d A A P M a. B ae $e nei d O?reriraEt re $ril h Ibe ) Y ? Z I iM ?n .aoe Membe r F D K r

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ake the economic problems facing all Americans right now, and then mix in the stress, dislocation and re-entry issues experienced by those returning home from war. That gives us a little idea of the special needs of the service men and women currently deployed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the recent veterans of those wars. Thats why we were pleased to learn about a new grant awarded to Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice that will be used to assist current members of the military and veterans of the two wars. The California-based Iraq-Afghanistan Deployment Impact Fund has funneled $5 million through GCCFV, one of three nonprofit organizations in Florida to receive such money. The foundation, in turn, will pass grants to nonprofit veterans organizations in 25 counties, including Charlotte, Sarasota, DeSoto and Hardee. Information is available on the foundations Web site (www.gulfcoastcf.org) to guide local organizations through the application process. The money will support members of the military including National Guard and Reserve units and their families before and during deployment, according to the Web site. It will be used to support families when the service member has returned and after discharge. It may also be used to help injured and disabled veterans of the two wars and families of those who have died. Military leaders have told us that key needs among active-duty personnel, veterans and their families include counseling for service members, (such as) those dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder and brain trauma, as they integrate into society, and counseling for their families, the foundations Greg Luberecki told us. Thankfully, the potential problems of PTSD have been widely publicized in the past five years, and more soldiers seem willing to seek treatment. A Veterans Administration center in Sarasota, for instance, deals specifically with psychological disabilities like PTSD in a nonhospital setting with counselors and social workers. Counties have veterans affairs offices that help vets navigate the Veterans Administration system. But beyond health and disability issues are those facing civilians. For service members and recent veterans, and economic issues may be compounded. An in-depth story by the Bloomberg News Service this spring addressed the particular problems of foreclosures in the military community, noting that towns near military bases experiencing a foreclosure rate four times higher than the national average. Foundation money may be used for emergency financial assistance, financial counseling and mortgage relief, Luberecki said. It may also be used for job counseling and employment assistance. And for families, it could provide child care and transportation if none is available. Were heartened to see the extra effort extended to our service men and women. The impact will likely be greatest in the Tampa region, nearer than our area to military bases. But the program recognizes the need of those who served our country oversees and the debt we all owe them.OPINION6A DEC.20,2008 WEEKEND EDITIONPUBLISHER ROBERT A.VEDDER PHONE:(941) 207-1000 FAX:(941) 484-8460 GONDOLIER SUN EDITOR BOB MUDGE bmudge@venicegondolier.com OUR VIEWTSpecial fund recognizes soldiersneedsMy gift listthe voting booth to distinguish the good guys from the bad guys. The big three automotive executives an IQ equal to their salaries (and whatever you do, Santa, dont let them mess with your sleigh). Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to wise up and not waste her brains, looks and innate talents on politics. Personally, Id spend more time at home with hunka, hunka, hunka. Laura Bush anything your heart desires because you have displayed more grace and ease than any First Lady I can think of. Thank you. Caroline Kennedy the throne she so richly deserves excuse me, I mean the soon-to-bevacated seat in the U.S. Senate. Soon-to-be-ex-President George W. Bush the self-control not to laugh hysterically at the next presidential inauguration. President-elect Barack Obama the self-control not to throw a shoe at Bushs head during the inauguration. Famous Hollywood director Steven Spielbergs his next film, to be called Close Encounters of the Worst Kind, is all about his personal dealings with Bernie Madoff, the perpetrator of the $50billion Ponzi scheme that he shared with all of his friends. With friends like Bernie, who needs enemies? Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire a new desk plaque to be placed alongside her old one that will read: Governor Cine Gregoire. Thats for anyone who is offended by the word Christ. If I have left you out, please forgive me. Ill offend you some other time.Mary Kay Ruppel is a Venice resident and has been a frequent contributor to other publications. She writes a regular colLETTERS FROM OUR READERSAt least keep them off the sidewalkEditor: Its that time of year again. More people are driving on our roads. If they were all safe drivers, that would not be a problem. However, a good number of these additional drivers appear to lack courtesy, common sense and an understanding of basic rules of the road. Too many of these drivers speed, drive through red lights and completely ignore pedestrians and bicycle riders. I have a handicap and, as a result, dont drive a car. For most of the year I get around town riding my bicycle. But with the influx of careless drivers, I feel threatened. I have been cut off in the crosswalks and even while riding on the sidewalk. I have been taught the safety rules about bicycle riding and for most of the year have no problem. During this part of the year I am afraid to ride my bicycle because of the recklessness and impatience of these dangerous drivers. I feel Im being held hostage because I cant get around town any other way. Im sure there are other bicycle riders and pedestrians who feel the way I do. Is there anything that can be done to increase safety in town? Or is that going to be lost again until next spring?Kristin Kirsch VeniceBlame the economy, not the car makersEditor: Stating that the automakers are not making economical, environmentally friendly, well-designed cars is simply not true if you look at the facts. Ford outsold Honda by more than 800,000 vehicles and Nissan by 1.2 million in the United States last year. GM outsold Toyota by about 1.2 million. GM was the worlds No. 1 automaker, beating Toyota by 3,000 vehicles. Saying that Detroit builds vehicles no one wants to buy is just not true. Consumer Reports rated Ford high and on par in quality with the Japanese automakers. In 2009 Ford has the Fusion hybrid on target with 39 mpg, beating the Camry hybrid. Today the GM Malibu beats the Accord at 33 mpg. It is a reckless statement to lump the entire auto industry in with the financial collapse caused by the secondary mortgage disaster and the greed associated with the Wall Street. Their bailout cost America $700 billion dollars. The automakers are asking 4 percent of the bailout money to save American jobs to save the American way of life. The bailout will not only save an industry but it will prevent the backbone of many families from collapsing by losing more than 2 million jobs and billions in tax dollars. Collapse of the auto industry will end health benefits and retirement benefits for a million retirees, thus burdening a nation that is on the verge of collapse. Once the big three are gone, they will be gone forever like every industry that went overseas.Susan Cairo Ford retiree VeniceAviation event was awesomeEditor: Roger Jernigan and his team held an awesome free event at Venice Municipal Airport on Dec. 6. It attracted aviation enthusiasts, seasoned professionals, retired military pilots and little children enthralled with the magic of flight. It demonstrated the good will and enthusiasm of the entire airport community. It was educational, entertaining, thrilling (some took rides in an open cockpit bi-plane or helicopter) and just plain fun. The event was well coordinated, well staffed and well attended. The exhibitors brought a wealth of experience and information to the public. People enjoyed flight simulators, antique aircraft, military planes, experimental aircraft, helicopters and models. It was a proud day for those of us who are dedicated to the good work that encompasses the LETTERS WELCOMELetters to the editor are welcome on virtually any subject.They must be signed and give the writers address and telephone number for verification.Letters of about 150 words will be given preference.Letters of more than 250 words may be edited for length.We do not publish letters that condemn or praise business service.We do not publish poetry, open letters or letters to third parties.Letters from the same person will not be published more than once a month.Send or bring your letters to the Venice Gondolier Sun, 200 E. Venice Ave., Venice, Fla.34285.You can also fax signed letters to 484-8460 or e-mail them to bmudge@venicegondolier.com.For more information, call 207-1000. Please see LETTERS 7A MARY KAY RUPPEL COLUMNIST Dont you just love this time of the year? My favorite part about it this year is that its almost over. It has been the most incredibly horrible year of my life. I hope that 2009 brings a healthier economy, fewer worries and woes, no more spills and just a better year all around. Of course, I have my special best wishes for the following as well: Publisher Bob Vedder a little Preparation H for Bys Crack. Editor Bob Mudge a little cheese to go with his Whine. Vice Mayor Sue Lang a ticket home to Connecticut. It would save us a lot of money and, after all, the airport was here first. Mayor Ed Martin the perfect consultant to solve the airport problems that we never had before he moved to Golden Beach. Developer Mike Miller appreciation and respect instead of criticism and carping. All over-the-top environmentalists the news flash that global warming and cooling are simply summer and winter. Tim Tebow, Florida Gators junior QB the right to feel cheated because the Heisman Trophy rules are as confusing as the Electoral Colleges. You were better than the other QBs and should have won again this year. Now, Ill spread my fairy wings a bit. State of Illinois voters a little light bulb that will turn on over their heads inDowntown is the place to shopEditor: In these precarious economic times, it is more important than ever to support our downtown businesses. We all love the convenience and quaintness of our downtown; thus, we must do our part to patronize the merchants. Have you walked downtown Venice lately? New shops and restaurants are scattered throughout the area. Have you visited the arcade on Miami Avenue? Before you say prices are too high in our downtown, check it out. Merchants cater to individual needs during the holidays, for example, mailing and gift wrapping. Have you considered being a Downtowner? We are a group of volunteers who guide tourists to that special shop or restaurant that they cant seem to find. We distribute maps, flyers and event notices to tourists. This unique program was organized under the auspices of Venice MainStreet Inc. and is staffed by neighbors who enjoy and want to maintain the charm and stability of our lovely downtown. Interested? Call 4857436 or 488-3029.Susie Zavodnyik Venice WE'VE SOLVEO THE DAY S UPPLY GF O II M A T B UMS If s pp y : ? 1 A ? 11? K K A N ? ti S AW

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WEEKEND EDITION DEC.20, 2008 SUN NEWSPAPERS 7A REG.ANDORIG.PRICESAREOFFERINGPRICES,ANDSAVINGSMAYNOTBEBASEDONACTUALSALES.SOMEORIG.PRICESNOTINEFFECTDURINGTHEPAST90DAYS.SALEPRIC ESINEFFECTTHROUGH DECEMBER20,2008,EXCEPTASNOTED. Orig./NowandSpecialPurchaseitemswillremainatadvertisedpricesaftertheeventandareavailablewhilesupplieslast.Salesapplytoselectedi temsonly.EverydayValuesare excludedfrom"sales"andcoupons/Macy'sCardsavings.ThisadvertisementappliestoMacy'sstoresinFlorida.Pricesandmerchandisemaydifferon macys.com.AdvertiseditemsmaynotbeavailableatyourlocalMacy's,and selectionsmayvary.SomeReg./Saleitemsinthisadmayhavebeenpermanentlyreducedforclearanceafterthisadwasfinalized. Specials: CouponnotvalidonSpecials.Notelephoneorders.Limitedquantities.Selectionvaries bystore.Someitemsmaybeavailableatselectedstoresonly.Nospecialordersand/orrainchecks.Floorsamplestockmaybeincluded.Intermediatem arkdownsmayhavebeentaken.Advertisedmerchandisemaybeofferedin futuresaleevents. *15%offregularpricesvalidDecember19and20,2008:Excludes:Women: AmericanRag,I.N.C,Levis,Lauren,DesignerIntimateApparel. Shoes,Handbags&Accessories: MichaelKorsHandbags, Coach,Dooney&Bourke,DesignerSalonShoes,DesignerHandbags. Men: Polo,RalphLauren,HugoBoss,EmporioArmani,AmericanRag,INC,Levi's,Dockers,TommyBahama,Lacoste. Kids: Levi's,Polo,Guess,KennethCole, Lacoste,FAOSchwarz. Alsoexcludes: PriorPurchases,SpecialOrders,Specials,SuperBuys,EverydayValues,Sale-priced,ClearanceandNewReductions,Home,eSpot,FineJewelry,Cos metics,Fragrances,Watches,Sunglasses, Optical,LicensedDepartments,Restaurants,Macy'sGiftCards,GiftWrap,Services,PaymentonMacy'sCreditAccount,macysweddingchannel.com, macys.com. Cannotbecombined withanysavingspass,extradiscount,or creditoffer,exceptopeninganewMacy'saccount.ValidatMacy'sstoresinFlorida. FineJewelry "ct.t.w."meanscarattotalweight.Allweightsareapproximate.Variancemaybe.05carat.Diamondgradesmayvary.Colored gemstonesmayhavebeentreated,suchasbyheating,oilingorirradiation.Photosmaybeenlargedtoshowdetail. **Clearance: Limitedquantities.Intermediatemarkdownsmayhavebeentaken.ExcludesCharterClub Cashmere,HydraulicandGraneouterwearinTH IS ITjuniors,Coach,Dooney&Bourke,DesignerHandbags,DesignerSalonShoesandPoloBoys2-20.MensLacosteandTommyBahamaareextra30%offcleara nce.MensDress Shirts,14.99clearance.MensNeckwear,9.99clearance.SterlingSilverJewelry,extra40%offclearance. ComfortersandCookwarehavewarranties.Toobtainamanufacturer'swarrantybeforepurchasing, visitastoreorwriteto: Macy'sCustomerService,P.O.Box471494,Miami,FL33247-1494. STORESOPENTODAY&TOMORROW,7AM-MIDNIGHTDowntownMiami7am-8pm.WestPalmBeach7am-11pm.CityPlace10am-midnight.FurnitureGalleries10am-9pm. CLIPTHIS$10COUPON&SAVEBECAUSEITWONTBEINOURSTORES. 05135502007912020116 00535502007912020119 FINEJEWELRYExcludes:Women: AmericanRag,I.N.C,Levi's,Lauren,Designer IntimateApparel. Shoes,Handbags&Accessories: MichaelKors Handbags,Coach,Dooney& B ourke,Designer S alonSho es ,Designer Handbags. Men: Polo,RalphLau r en,Hugo B oss,Empori oArmani, American R ag,I.N.C, L evi's,Dockers,TommyBahama,L ac oste. Kids: Levi's,Polo,Guess,KennethCole,Lacoste,FAOSchwarz. Home: TommyHilfig er ,CalvinKl ein,Lac oste,RalphLau r en,KateSpade, VeraWang,BeddingbyBarbaraBarry,Michael K orsand Na tori, Waterford,Baccarat,Laliqu e ,Lladr,WilliamYeoward,Regular -pric e China,C r ystalan dSilv er,SterlingFlatware,Wsthof,All-Clad, Henckels,Tumi,Electricsan dE lectronics,HolidayLaneDept.Trim, CardsandWrap,Furniture,FurnitureAccessories,AreaRugs, Mattresses,GiftR egistr yKiosks. Alsoexcludes: PriorPurchases, Special O rders,Specia ls ,SuperBuy s ,EverydayValues,Cosmetics, Fragrances,Watches,Sunglasse s ,Optica l ,LicensedDepartments,eSpot,Restau r ants,Macy's GiftCards,GiftWrap,Services,PaymentonMacy'sCreditAccount,macysweddingch annel .com, macys.com. Cannotb ecombined withanysavingspa ss ,extradiscount,orcreditoff er ,except opening anewMac y'saccount.Macy'sempl o yeesnot eligibleforF ineJewelryextradiscount. ValidatMacy'sstoresinFlorida. Validonregular,sale&clearanceprices.Couponcanonlybeused onceandislimitedtoonepercustomer.Couponmustbesurrendered attimeofpurchase.ValidatMacysFloridastoresonly.ONEDAYSALE MORNINGSPECIALS,TODAY&TOMORROWUNTIL1PMCouponnot validonSpecials.$10OFFONE$25ORMOREPURCHASE,FRIDAYORSATURDAY, DECEMBER19OR20,2008UNTIL1PMONLY...ENJOY! EXCLUDESEVERYDAYVALUES&SPECIALS. $10OFF$25 &EVENT EXTRA20%OFF WHENYOUOPEN AMACYSACCOUNTExclusionsapply. SeeaSales Associatefor details.Subject tocredit approval. SPECIAL39.99ANYSIZEDOWNORDOWN ALTERNATIVECOMFORTER Cottoncoverwithdownor polyesterfill.Imported. Twin-king,reg.$110-$130, sale49.99anysize.SPECIAL 19.99GEOFFREY BEENESATEEN DRESSSHIRTS Reg.$45, sale$27. Excludes non-iron.SPECIAL59.99CT.T.W.DIAMOND BRACELET Reg.$200,sale79.99.SPECIAL$199CT.T.W.DIAMONDSTUDS In14kt.whitegold. Reg.$600,sale$357.SPECIAL EXTRA 60%OFFCLEARANCE SPORTSWEAR FORMISSES, PETITES, WOMENS 14-24& TH IS ITJUNIORSOrig.$18-$299, clearance7.25-$224, afterspecialprice 3.63-$112, morningspecial 2.54-89.60.SPECIAL 17.99BRAS FromWarners andBali. Reg.$27-$34, sale19.99.SALE49.99CALPHALONCONTEMPORARY NONSTICK10"&12" OMELETTESET Reg.99.99.EXTRA 50%OFFCLEARANCE MENSDESIGNER SPORTSWEAR &YOUNGMENS Cannotbe combinedwith otherclearance offers.SALE49.99 &59.99EASYSPIRITSTOCKUPEVENT Toptobottom:"Traveltime",reg. $59, sale49.99. "Getupand Go",reg.$79, sale59.99. "Split Surge",reg$65, sale49.99.SALE 19.99& 24.99TRENDTEES FromStyle &Co.,RXB, OneWorld andmore inBetter Sportswear. Reg. $38-$48. HOLIDAYSHOPPINGMADEEASY-GREATGIFTIDEAS,BIGSAVINGS!20%OFF STRIVECTINToday&tomorrowonly! EntirelineofSTRIVECTIN products.Helpsreduce theappearanceoffinelines andfacialwrinkles givingyouayouthful, healthy,glowing complexion. Reg.$38-$153, sale30.40-122.40.LASTONEDAYSALEBEFORECHRISTMAS. SHOPPREVIEWDAYTODAY. SALEISTOMORROW! 30%-85%OFFSTOREWIDETOTALSAVINGSOF60%-85%OFFORIG.PRICESWHENYOUTAKEAN...EXTRA50%OFF**CLEARANCEWOMENMENKIDS**Seebelowfordetai ls .15%OFF*REGULARPRICESWOMENMENKIDS*Exclusionsapply.Seebelowfordetails.MORNINGSPECIAL ESTE LAUDERHIGLOSSLIP GLOSSFREE SAMPLE Yourswith anyEste Lauder purchase. While supplies last. 40%50% OFFHOLIDAY LOOKS INTH IS IT JUNIORS FromXOXO, Rampage, BCX,Sele andmore. Reg.$44-$69, sale$2241.40. MACYS GIFTCARDSALWAYSTHE PERFECTGIFT. ALWAYSTHE PERFECTFIT. Availableinany denominationfrom $10up.No expirationdates. Nofees.Redeemable atover800Macy's storesacross Americaoronline atmacys.com. 343799 Keep your chin up or head downbare heads like a cloudburst on a July afternoon. Its hard not to feel vulnerable as the economic bottom shakes and slides. And its not just me, I figured, so I fished around for professional guidance. Jay Glynn, a mentalhealth professional, knows well that its tough for everyone, but his focus was less on general insecurity than the growing despair of those already in free fall. Anxiety can quickly shift to depression, and then people need real help. But, he offered, make sure to take care of your needs and then try to relax. Worry begets more worry. Find things to get your mind off your troubles, he said. If every time you turn the news on, you get bombarded, maybe its time to turn the news off. Or skip dour newspaper columns? Its a rough time now, Glynn added. Unfortunately, its not looking like itll go away quickly.Steve Baumann is an editorial writer for the Englewood Sun.Duck! The sky is falling. Keep your head down. Its hard to escape that feeling these days. You can turn off the TV, skip the business section, file the 401(k) statements in the drawer unopened, but youve got to leave the house sometime. On Sunday, our priest announced weekly donations had dropped a third. Layoffs were coming to the church office. After the service, a woman stood in the parking lot with a sign that read: Unemployed. Need money. When I stopped by Target a few days later to buy Christmas presents for the grandchildren, a man approached outside and asked for a dollar to catch the bus to a free clinic. I gave him the two singles I had in my wallet. At the checkout line, I signed up for a store credit card to save 10 percent. I tapped out my address, Social Security number and general income information on the electronic pad then waited for the OK. Nope. Rejected. The checkout lady said theyd review my application and get back to me in a week. Tight credit is what they call it. It didnt stop there. Driving north on U.S. 41 soon after, a man in a blaze-orange vest held out a white plastic bucket at a busy intersection. A woman on the southbound side had one too, and both were asking for food pantry donations. I was out of singles, but managed to scrounge up 34 cents from the center console. God bless you, he said when I apologized. Is the sky falling or what? I finally dropped by another store. While paying, the woman at the register took a call and said, OK, no problem, into the receiver. Then she turned back to me: Thats a woman who had to cancel a winetasting because she lost her job. It was the second cancellation this week. Sure, it was only a wine tasting. There are worse things, like losing your job. The clerk told me her husband had been laid off twice in the past year, but recently found another job, and a good one. Around here? Theres nothing around here, she said. He has to travel. Duck! I really dont want to sound like a bummer honest and maybe it was just a bad day or a bad week. But sometimes the individual drips of this economic crisis converge on the top of our STEVEBAUMANN GUEST COLUMNIST Venice Municipal Airport. They are good people doing a superb job for the Venice community.Marilyn Westrom Co-owner Honoluana Island Grill LETTERSfrom Page 6A Sun Classifieds work for you macys J Tf ? ? ? + ?8 0 / 4 f : r ? k 1 M 1 s . ?. r M OC Y S starREWARDS ww H O L I 43 1:1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 H OLI DA Y S MQC ? s the magic of n i c m a c ys. com

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You Can Trust The Bank of VeniceIsland Of ce 240 S. Nokomis Avenue (941) 485-3699 Auburn Of ce 1790 E. Venice Avenue (941) 483-3830 Laurel Of ce 3479 Precision Drive at Laurel Road (941) 412-2800 Fully insured member of FDICStrong capital baseAvailable lending capacityFull range of personal and business nancial servicesLong standing community involvementIn this uncertain nancial climate, it can be hard to feel your money is safe. The Bank of Venice is a bank you can trust, because we hold the same hometown values you holdand our strength derives from our community members and the assets they invest with us. To see how we can help you, call us today or stop by one of our three convenient ofces. bankofvenice.comA Strong Community Deserves a Strong Bank 354300 345900 Annual Exams, Bladder Control Problems, Menopause, Advanced Laparoscopy, Laser Surgery, Pelvic Pain, Pelvic Prolapse, Menstrual Disorders, Second Opinions 485-5700 www.baysidegyn.com Most Major Insurance Accepted. New Patients Welcome Michael J. Wolpmann MD, FACOG, FACS Board Certified Fellow, American College of Surgeons Janette Capaci, ARNP Nurse Practioner 354710 2008 Merle Norman Cosmetics, Inc. summer color 2008sun signsMerle Norman Cosmetic Studios have been independently owned and operated since 1931. summer color 2008sun signs Experience the latest holiday makeup trends and nd affordable gifts of beauty for everyone on your list.Join Us at Our Holiday Open House 354105 Visit our new location 1846 Tamiami Trail S., Unit 9 Venice 941-497-1392 Experience the latest holiday makeup trends and find affordable gifts of beauty for everyone on your list. Small claims Dec.1-12 Marriages Dec.8-12 Divorce petitions Dec.8-12 BankruptciesSOUTH COUNTY RECORD8A DEC.20,2008 WEEKENDEDITION Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Kenneth E. Hodge: between $2,501.01 and $5,000. Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Tatyana Suprun: between $2,501.01 and $5,000. Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Amber E. Tull: between $2,501.01 and $5,000. Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Kono T. Jackson: between $500.01 and $2,500. Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Patricia Irias: between $500.01 and $2,500. Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Helen Soja: between $500.01 and $2,500. Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Mary A. Jacobs: between $500.01 and $2,500. Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Christina E. Pearce: between $500.01 and $2,500. Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Adrienne Sollecito: between $500.01 and $2,500. American General Finance, Inc. v. William R. Werner and Diana Werner: between $500.01 and $2,500. Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Troy R. Williams: between $500.01 and $2,500. Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Eric J. Deschene: between $500.01 and $2,500. Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Michael K. Freetage: between $500.01 and $2,500. Sterling Property Management v. Debra A. Williams: between $2,501.01 and $5,000. Chase Bank USA, NA v. Jan P. MacNamara: between $500.01 and $2,500. Century Bank, FSB v. Sarah A. Winne: between $2,501.01 and $5,000. Midland Funding, LLC v. Kerrianne Horvatin: between $500.01 and $2,500. Midland Funding, LLC v. Kim Vokes: between $500.01 and $2,500. Michael H. Feldman v. Stacie Caspari: between $500.01 and $2,500. Pinnacle Credit Services, LLC v. Martin D. Bulaw: between $2,501.01 and $5,000. Pinnacle Credit Services, LLC v. Carl R. Knittle: between $2,501.01 and $5,000. Antonio A. Bianchi v. Auto City of Sarasota, Inc.: between $2,501.01 and $5,000. Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Colin Kelly: between $2,501.01 and $5,000. Midland Funding, LLC v. Larry Mahaney: between $2,501.01 and $5,000. Englewood Community Hospital, Inc. v. Mona M. MacLean: between $500.01 and $2,500. Fawcett Memorial Hospital v. Robert L. Scott: between $2,501.01 and $5,000. LVNV Funding, LLC v. Robert M. Loar: between $2,501.01 and $5,000. Bank of America, NA v. Amanda H. Kerrick: between $500.01 and $2,500. Arrow Financial Services, LLC v. Helen Daugherty: between $500.01 and $2,500. Discover Bank v. Lowell G. Sellers: between $2,501.01 and $5,000. Mercury Insurance Co. of Florida v. Flagship Towing and Richard T. Williams: between $2,501.01 and $5,000. John Deiss and Lisa Dorflinger v. Sherri Schroeder and Mike Schroeder: between $500.01 and $2,500. Robert Libutti v. Thomas Ochwat: between $2,501.01 and $5,000. Coast Pump & Supply Co., Inc. v. PC Miller Lawnmasters, LLC: between $500.01 and $2,500. Coast Pump & Supply Co., Inc. v. Irrigation Masters of South Florida, Inc. and Michael R. Belyea: between $400.01 and $2,500. Coast Pump & Supply Co., Inc. v. Easy Water, Inc. and Bradley O. Berdon: between $500.01 and $2,500. Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Shirley Carr: between $500.01 and $2,500. Florida Rainware Supply, Inc. v. Zachary Grove Gutters, Inc., Zachary B. Grave, and Allison B. Grave: between $2,501.01 and $5,000. Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Jan Alexander: between $2,501.01 and $5,000. Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Margaret Eidorowicz: between $2,501.01 and $5,000. Chase Bank USA, NA v. Leah R. Eash: between $500.01 and $2,500. Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Brian F. Cox: between $2,501.01 and $5,000. Capital One Bank USA, NA v. John Nelson: between $500.01 and $2,500. Citifinancial, Inc. v. Jesse R. Bell: between $2,501.01 and $5,000. Cach, LLC v. Rosalba Jimenez: between $2,501.01 and $5,000. SunTrust Bank, NA v. Christopher K. Hudson: between $2,501.01 and $5,000. Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Kevin P. Barber: between $2,501.01 and $5,000. Capital One Bank USA, NA v. J. Giler: between $500.01 and $2,500. LHR, Inc. v. Brenda J. Challender: between $2,501.01 and $5,000. Mary T. McLellan v. Todd D. Mullins: between $2,501.01 and $5,000. Capital One Bank v. Helen Topping: between $500.01 and $2,500. Arrow Financial Services, LLC v. Jassan Stoeckel: between $2,501.01 and $5,000. Hann Financial Services Corp. v. Alexis M. Evans: between $500.01 and $2,500. Thomas Kelly, Richard Bradway, Robert DeBoer, and Charles Hodges v. James A. Bogen and Nancy C. Bogen: between $2,501.01 and $5,000. Dyco Water Systems v. Stephen L. Guzman: between $500.01 and $2,500. Atlantic Credit & Finance, Inc. v. Milagros Velasquez: between $2,501.01 and $5,000. SunTrust Bank, NA v. Martha E. Craner: between $2,501.01 and $5,000. Crown Asset Management, LLC v. George L. Leonard: between $2,501.01 and $5,000. Unifund CCR Partners v. Brian L. Vought: between $2,501.01 and $5,000. North Star Capital Acquisitions v. Anna Molda: between $500.01 and $2,500. North Star Capital Acquisitions v. Steven L. Kelm: between $500.01 and $2,500. Unifund CCR Partners v. Lynda A. Alexander: between $100 and $500. North Star Capital Acquisitions v. Justine Mackie: between $500.01 and $2,500. Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Marcela M. Tisera: between $2,501.01 and $5,000. Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Allison E. Smith: between $500.01 and $2,500. Chase Bank USA, NA v. Patricia A. Sands: between $2,501.01 and $5,000. Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Shawn McCauley: between $2,501.01 and $5,000. Robert Lee Scott and Tamie Jean Burns Michael K. Miller and Susan A. Magdalena Otalora Ramirez Brendan Wise Strum and Holly Michele Sherwood Wayne Roger Aupperly and Zhao Yujing Remo Adalfo Loyal and Nancy Smith Allen Vincent Lamar Stanishewski and Julia Marie Bregenzer Brian Frederick Fischer and Gabrielle Joy Walmsley Gregory Martin Swat and Sharon Marie Havrilka Leslie B. Miller v. Frederick Miller Richard Kimmick v. Loretta Kimmick Brian Goodfriend v. Pamela Goodfriend Charleen Patricia Kelleher v. Donald Robert Kelleher Carlene Lee Pedroso v. Randolph Pedroso Frederick R. Lathwood v. Eileen Lathwood Margot A. Baker v. John W. Baker Charles Howard Davis v. Caryn Nicole DavisThe following have filed petitions with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District in Tampa.SARASOTA COUNTY Andrew Martin Badolato, P.O. Box 930, Osprey. Dec. 9. Chapter 13. 0819609. Richard D.Clute, 1600 Rossanne Place, Englewood. Dec. 4. Chapter 13. 08-19344. Floyd L.Davidson, 6940 Halliwell St., North Port. Dec. 10. Chapter 13. 08-19682. Jeffrey H.Doyle, 3677 Caballero Ave., North Port. Dec. 4. Chapter 13. 0819352. Sean P.OBrien, 3899 Crittendon St., North Port. Dec. 4. Chapter 13. 0819339. Beverly A.Phillips, 433 Driftwood Road, Venice. Dec. 8. Chapter 13. 0819482. Keep Sarasota County Beautiful honoredFor the seventh consecutive year, Keep Sarasota County Beautiful has received a Presidents Circle Award from Keep America Beautiful, the nations largest volunteer-based community action and education program. Keep America Beautiful was established in 1953 and has a network of nearly 1,000 affiliates and partners. Sandra Washington has led the local Sarasota County affiliate for more than 20 years. According to Washington, KSCB received the award because of its ongoing training schedule, its active board, conducting an annual litter index and calculating a cost-benefit ratio for the program. F 4 ti ? ?.?M ER L E no R m R n Saras o ta C o unty G o vernment I s Sarasota County meetings are televised by Access Sarasota on Comcast 19 and Verizon 32. S ta Co L i ? V isit the county Web site at scgov.net for meeting agendas. This listing is published by Sarasota County Government. sogov.net eee 1 TV COUNTY CALENDAR Je ff LaHurd 9418 61 6 090 APP LI CA TI ON CLOSING DATE: Jan. No c ounty meet in gs are schedul ed f or t h e E mail: j la hu r d@scgov. net 14 2009 week of Dec e mber 21 Dec e mber 27 APP LI CA TI ON CLOSING DATE: Open Advisor y Board: Public Fa ci li ti es Finan ci ng 2008. Un t il Filled Advisor y Board (PFFAB) Advisor y Board: Keep S a rasota Co unty I nforma tio n: Pl anning & Development APPLICA TI ON CLOSING DATE: Open Beau tif u l Ad visor y Boa r d (KS C BAB) Servic e s Gene Engman 9418 61-5140. Unt i l Filled E mail: gengman @scgov + .ne t Ad viso r y Board : Commun it y Action Informat i on: Envir o nmental Se rvice s S and r a Agenc y Boas r d: Co Washington 9418 615 399. APP LI CA TI ON CLOSING DATE: Open In fo rma ti on: Healt h and Human S er v ic e s E mail: swashing@s og ov .net Unt i l Filled RikJimison 9418 61-2564. APP LI CA TI ON CLOSING DATE : Open Advisor y Board: So l id Waste Management E-mail: rj imison@s og ov. net Un t il Filled Ci ti zens Advisor y Board Advisor y Board: Neighb o rhood I n iti a tiv e Informa ti on: So l id Waste Management L oi s APPLICA TI ON CLOSING DATE: Open Gr ant Adviso ry C o mm itt e e Rose 9418 61-1532. Unt i l Filled Email : lero se @scgov.net Advisor y Board: Healt h Fa cili tes Au th or i ty Inf o rma ti on: Pl annin g and Development & Indus t r ial Development Revenue Bond Se rn ces Udde French 9418 615 145. APP LI CA TI ON CLOSING DATE: Open Ci tize ns Advisor y Commit t ee. E mail: v fr enc h@s cg rn + net Until Filled In fo rma ti on: Off i c e of Finan ci al Pl anning, APP LI CA TI ON DEAD LI NE : Jan. 2 2009 Advisor y Board: SEUAC (Stom t wat e r Richar d Gle its man 941-2326 112. A d visor y Board: Osprey Revita liz at i on Envir o nment al U ti lity Advisor y Comm itt ee) E-mail: rglefsman@s cg ov.net Commi tt ee Informa ti on: Envir o nment al Servic e s Susan Inf o rmation: Pl anning & Development SerGr a y, 941-861-0900. APPLICA TI ON CLOSING DATE: Open vic e s Brenda Canales 941861 5148. E mail: sgray@scgov.net Unt i l Filled E mail: dcoh atsu@scgov.net Advisor y Board: Historic a l Commission Informat i on: Sarasota County Histor y Center APP LI CA TI ON CLOSING DATE: Open Un ti l Filled Advisor y Board: Parks A dviso ry and Rec xe ADVISORYBOARD VACANCIES at i on Coun ci l (P.A.R.C ) Inf o rma ti on: Community Servic e s K m Visit www. scgov.ne tl advisor y boards or Lanc e 9418 61 5469. contact the Sarasota County Call Center at Em ail: Id anc e @scgov.net 861 5000 for latest vacancies and information abou t Sarasota County Advisor y Boards. Indi v iduals with disabilities who need assistanc e to par t icipate in any of these proceedings should contac t the count y administration at least thr e e (3) business days befor e the meeting time and date at 941 -861-5344 The Bank of Venice Our Home Office is in Your Home Town Memb er E L N u D E R FDIC

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WEEKEND EDITION DEC.20, 2008 SUN NEWSPAPERS 9A StoreHours:Saturday10-4,Sunday12-5,Mon.&Tues.10-8,Wed.ChristmasEve10-4 354104 1846TamiamiTr.S.1/2MileS.ofShamrock,WestSideofUS41,Venice497-6331 *Alldiscountsoffdesignersregular prices.ChristmasSalepricesdonot applytopriorpurchases. ChristmassaleJewelry C C l l a a s s s s i i c c C C r r e e a a t t i i o o n n s s ThisYear TheJewelry SavingsAre GreaterThan EverAt Classic Creations!Reg.$1500,.24ct.TW ContemporaryFreedomSlide Reg.$1348,.25ct.TWMicro PavDiamondHoopEarrings Reg.$799,.25ct.TW FreeformDiamondEarrings Reg.$249,MicroPav SquiggleEarrings $399Yellowor WhiteGold$199$259$99 GreatGift!Diamond PalmTreePendant$99 DiamondSolitareRings35%OFF*MensDiamondRings45%OFF* WomensGoldFashionRings40%OFF*Diamond&Colored StoneRings45%OFF*WomensPearlRings50%OFF*DiamondAnniversaryBands45%OFF*DiamondSemiMounts45%OFF*DiamondEarringJackets45%OFF*DiamondWraps&RingGuards45%OFF*WomensPearlStrands50%OFF*WomensDiamond FashionRings45% OFF* Open Sunday 12to5 L c e 5ue fl 1 T+ Classic Cr e atiolls Duke family Owned & Operated Sin ( e 1981 v

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10ASUN NEWSPAPERS WEEKEND EDITION DEC.20, 2008 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 ADMINISTRA TION (Testate) To: JACK D. WHITE, JR. Address unknown The administration of the estate of WANDA J. BLUEBAUM 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 decedents Will and any Codicils are April 1, 1996. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives 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 Publication of this Notice is December 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 @ Campbells Towing & Recovery Service 2040 Cornell St, Sarasota, FL 1. 1994 Chev C1500 Pk Whi 1GCDC14Z6RZ111541. On 1/5/2009 at 9:00 am at Above Address, FL PUBLISH: December 20, 2008 NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION The following vehicle/vessel(s) will be auctioned for unpaid towing & storage charges only, per FS 713.78. Vehicle @ Jimmies Firestone 6025 S SR53, Madison, FL 1. 1994 Mitz 3000GT 2D Blk JA3AM54J5RY001988. On 1/5/2009 at 9:00 am at 171 S Jackson Rd Venice, FL PUBLISH: December 20, 2008 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Johnsons Towing of Venice gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 01/07/2009, 09:00 a.m. at 604 Tamiami Trail N, Nokomis, FL 342752137, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Johnsons Towing of Venice reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1992 OLDSMOBILE 1G3HY53L1N1830440 2000 CADILLAC 1G6KD54Y4YU278918 1999 CHEVROLET 1Y1SK5286XZ408345 PUBLISH: December 20, 2008 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Johnsons Towing of Venice gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 01/14/2009, 09:00 a.m. at 604 Tamiami Trail N, Nokomis,FL 342752137 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Johnsons Towing of Venice reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1994 CHEVROLET 2G1FP32S0R2217364 1998 HONDA JHLRD284XWC010074 19 NOTICE OF AUCTION 2008 MAZDA JM1BK12F681796012 PUBLISH: December 20, 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, FL 1. 1985 Ford Tempo 4D Bge 1FABP22X9FK249216. On 1/5/2009 at 9:00 am at 171 S Jackson Rd Venice, FL PUBLISH: December 20, 2008 20 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF MILDRED E. CANNIZZO, a/k/a MILDRED EMILIA CANNIZZO, a/k/a MILDRED CANNIZZO, Deceased. File No. 2008-CP-19989-SC Division: Probate NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MILDRED E. CANNIZZO, a/k/a MILDRED EMILIA CANNIZZO, a/k/a MILDRED CANNIZZO, deceased,whose date of death was November 18, 2008, and whose Social Security Number is XXX-XX0177 is pending in the Circuit Court for SARASOTA County, Florida, Probate Division; the address of which is Karen E. Rushing,Clerk Probate Department P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota, FL 34230-3079. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives 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 decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents 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 THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS DECEMBER 20, 2008. Personal Representative: GORDON M. DEUTSCHER 913 Wexford Blvd. Venice, FL 34293 Lori Wellbaum Emery, Esq. Wellbaum & Emery, P.A. Attorneys For Personal Representative 686 North Indiana Ave, Ste A Englewood, FL 34223 (941) 474-3241 Florida Bar No. 0071110 PUBLISH: December 20, 27, 2008 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF STELLA S. FEDERLINE, Deceased. File No. 2008-CP-019529NC 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 SARASOTA 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 Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against 20 NOTICE TO CREDITORS 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 decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents 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 THETIME 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 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 HENRY WILLIAM FITZELL, Deceased. File No. 2008-CP-19921SC NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of HENRY WILLIAM FITZELL, deceased, whose date of death was November 29, 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 Representative and the Personal Representatives 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 decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT 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 publication of this Notice is December 20, 2008 Personal Representative: Sharon Fitzell Bridge c/o Murray Kanetsky, Esq. P.O. Box 1767 Venice,FL 34284-1767 Attorneys for Personal Representative: KANETSKY, MOORE & DeBOER, P.A., 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 20, 27, 2008 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA GUARDIANSHIP DIVISION IN RE: Guardianship of ALEXANDER AVGERINOS, A Minor, File No. 2006-GA-01018620 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVE N that the aforesaid Ward in the aforesaid Guardianship in the aforesaid Court whose address is 2000 Main Street, Sarasota, Florida 34237 will entertain a Petition For Discharge filed upon the grounds of change of domicile of the Ward filed by JOAN E. ZINK who is both the foreign and domicillary guardian and whose address is listed below and whose attorney is RANDALL C. CONCELLO, ESQ., whose address is listed below, will apply for a Discharge on or after February 18, 2009 and thereafter jurisdiction of the Ward will be transferred to the foreign jurisdiction. Any objections must be in writing and state with particularity each item which is objected to and the grounds on which the objection is based and said objections to the Final Petition for Discharge shall be filed within the latter of thirty (30) days from the date of service of the Petition For Discharge or the date of the first publication of the Notice; and that within ninety (90) days of the filing of the objection a Notice of Hearing must be served or the objection is abandoned. THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS DECEMBER 20, 2008. JOAN E. ZINK, Guardian 400 Red Fox Road Columbus, NC 28722 Attorney for Guardian: RANDALL C. CONCELLO, ESQ. P.O. BOX 243 Sarasota, Florida 34230 Tele: (941)-955-1591 Fax: (941)-351-2259 FBN 0126661 PUBLISH:December 20, 27, 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 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 representatives 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 decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents 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, Attorney 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 20 NOTICE TO CREDITORS LESLEY LUCKMAN, Deceased. File No. 2008-CP-16431NC NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Florida administration of the estate of LESLEY LUCKMAN, deceased, whose date of death was June 4, 2008, is pending in the Circuit Court for Sarasota County, Florida, Probate 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 representatives 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 decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents 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 DECEDENTS 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF DORIS M. MARKER, Deceased. File No. 2008-CP-19773SC NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DORIS M. MARKER, deceased, whose date of death was October 24, 2008, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-1517, is pending in the Circuit Court for SARASOTA County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 2000 Main St. P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota, Florida 34230. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives 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 decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE 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 20 NOTICE TO CREDITORS TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECENDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is December 20, 2008 Personal Representative: RICHARD L. MARKER 4246 Summertree Rd Venice, FL 34293 Attorneys for Personal Representative: KANETSKY, MOORE & DeBOER, P.A., 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 20, 27, 2008 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERT F. MCGUCKIN, Deceased. File No. 2008-CP-19821-SC Division: Probate NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ROBERT F. MCGUCKIN, deceased, whose date of death was August 4, 2008, is pending in the Circuit Court for Sarasota County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota, FL 34230-3079. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives 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 THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALLCLAIMS 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 ORMORE AFTER THEDECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 20, 2008 Personal Representative: Colleen J. Babcock 1750 Scottsdale Avenue Columbus, OH 43235 Raymond E. Miller Attorney for Colleen J. Babcock Florida Bar No: 0115596 218 Harbor Drive South Venice, Florida 34285 Telephone: (941) 488-9641 PUBLISH: December 20, 27, 2008 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF DORA B. MOORE, Deceased. File No. 2008-CP-19565SC 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 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 Representative and the Personal Representatives 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 decedent and persons having claims 20 NOTICE TO CREDITORS or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE 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 DECENDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is December 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, P.A., 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 PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF, TIMOTHY L. RADFORD, A/K/A TIM L. RADFORD, Deceased. File No. 2008-CP-018111NC 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 SARASOTA County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota, Florida 34230-3079. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives 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 decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents 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 DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION 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 IRENE RENTON, A/K/A MARILYN RENTON, Deceased, File No. 2008-CP-18564-SC NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of IRENE RENTON, A/K/A MARILYN RENTON, deceased, whose date of death was JUNE 1, 2008; File Number 2008-CP-1856420 NOTICE TO CREDITORS SC, is pending in the Circuit Court for Sarasota County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 4000 South TamiamiTrail,Venice, Florida 34293. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the 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 decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents 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 INSECTION 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 20, 2008 Personal Representative: JOSEPH S. RENTON 130 East Cook Avenue, Apt. 209 Libertyville, Illinois 60048 Attorney for Personal Representative: MARK W. MAZZEO Florida Bar No. 119350 4140 Woodmere Park Blvd., Suite 4 Venice, FL 34293 Telephone: (941)-408-8555 PUBLISH:December 20, 27, 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-18666SC 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 Representative and the Personal Representatives 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 decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE 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 DECENDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is December 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, P.A., 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 LEGAL NOTICES LETEM HAVEIT: WHATS YOUR TOP NEW YEARS RESOLUTION FOR 2009?CALL US AT 207-1111.Sore losers are hindering councilFoolishness. It is a positive, not a negative, when city council members know each other before and after an election. It seems that any opportunity to hinder Venice City Council from doing its job makes the members easy prey for costly lawsuits without any final objective. Sue Lang is our representative on this Venice City Council and doing a fine job in all matters of concern including the airport, city growth control and abiding by the Sunshine Law in spite of the frivolous accusations by the loser element of the city. Venice voters are aware of what these insiders had been doing and voted them out of office. Now we have to put up with all this foolishness instead of doing city business. There is nothing wrong or unethical in living near the airport or having concerns about the airport. Thats why we elected Sue Lang to the council. No handout. Bail out the automakers? I say no. If I were the head of the three large automakers in the United States, I would call in the union heads and say, Gentlemen, we have two choices. One, we can go under and your pension will be zero. Those five cars that you get from such a huge discount from each of the automakers, each and every year, are going to go away. Or, we can renegotiate contracts and bring us into the realm of reality with retirement pensions, health care and a host of other things that are not available to anyone else in the United States. To expect common, everyday people to prop up these organizations by way of bailout with government monies is just not going to happen, and we should not expect that. On the plus side. Tougher rules about things being handed out at parades should not be an issue. My husband and two other people are responsible for putting on this parade every single year. They have never gotten any recommendation or accolades from your paper or from Bob Vedder. Its never in your paper, and it needs to be in your paper. The holiday parade that happens the Saturday after Thanksgiving needs to be publicized more. I notice that you do a lot of publicizing for the boat parade, but theres never anything in the paper about these wonderful people who put this parade on every single year. They give it their all. I think you need to put something positive in about the holiday parade.EDITORS NOTE:Information about the parade appeared several times, including a note with a map on the front page of the Nov.29 edition.There was a crowd photo on the front page of the Dec.3 edition, and more photos are in a gallery in the Spotted feature at www. veniecgondolier.com.Shame. The big three automakers are in financial trouble as a result of Americans buying foreign autos, namely Japanese. This will cost the American taxpayers a lot of money to bail them out. This hurts our country. People should be ashamed to buy and drive these cars, the Hondas, Toyotas and so forth. Remember Pearl Harbor. Where? The paper said that the plastic bags that are on our newspapers can be recycled. How do we recycle them? Do we put them in the blue bin? Id like to know.EDITORS NOTE:Unfortunately, neither Venice nor Sarasota County accepts newspaper bags for recycling.Some stores accept the bags, though.

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Dine-In and Carry-Out Live Entertainment Friday & Wednesday Evening Our Feast includes Ham or Turkey (breast or drumstick), gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce, bread and pie or cheesecake to complete the meal. $ 11 99 (regular menu available also) Reservations suggested 2115 S.Tamiami Trail (Next to Franks Theater) 941-492-FOOD (3663) New Years Eve Champange w/dinner 9pm to 12:01 am The Rendezvous Rendezvous Rendezvous Ca f e OPEN 24/7 JOIN US FOR CHRISTMAS SUN FILE PHOTOCouncil has given the goahead to a draft short-term rental ordinance and will decide later how many unrelated adults can live in a single-family home. Paula and her children made it through that time. Today she is married to Mark Caithness and life has improved dramatically. Mark takes really good care of us and works hard, and Im able to stay home now and write this book, she said. Im extremely grateful for what I have, but I havent forgotten that long ago night, the empty refrigerator and my hungry children, she said. Thats the reason I wrote the book. Its somewhat of a family affair since Mark believed in Paulas mission so much that he paid to publish the book.A Taste of HeavenPaula decided she wanted to make a difference in the lives of those who are hungry in Venice by providing an opportunity for many people to feed them. She enlisted the help of her family and friends to share their recipes and compiled them into a cookbook, A Taste of Heaven To Benefit the Hungry. The cookbook is free and it comes with a donation envelope addressed to the Salvation Army in Venice. Any amount is appreciated, Paula said. Giving a donation is strictly on the honor system. Pick up your free cookbook and in the privacy of your home decide how much your donation will be. It is just so incredible that Paula would go to all of that trouble and expense and then just donate it all to us, said Capt. Heidi Farrell of the Salvation Army. Paula and her family helped serve Thanksgiving dinner here, too. Paula had learned about the Salvation Armys after-school program and wanted to contribute to it even before her cookbook was published. Sometimes she drops off snacks for the children. Stephanie (Rasley) works there and she told me the snacks and the food the Salvation Army feeds the children is for many of them the only meal they have all night long, Paula said. Their parents just dont have money for food. Rasley is director of the Salvation Army Community Center in charge of its after-school and summer programs. I call Paula my angel, she said. Every month she just slips in here and drops off snacks for my kids. Rasley said her program tries to meet all the needs of the children. Sometimes they need things other than food, such as shoes or a jacket. I do this job to give back, she said. I was a single mom and the Salvation Army was always there for me. Paula never forgets that time in her own life. I will always be grateful and thankful for that time and the things I learned, she said. Now, I want to raise as much money as we can for hungry children and their families. If you want to eliminate hunger,everybody has to be involved.Bono bbrown@ venicegondolier.com HUNGRYfrom Page 1Aterm rental ordinance. In some cases home rentals were advertised to hold up to 16 people in a small three-bedroom home with the garage converted into a fourth bedroom. The new ordinance could affect some businesses, such as road construction companies and home builders, which have been known to rent homes for workers on short-term projects. I dont think were trying to get into morality here, said Martin later. Its about how can you deal with a transient population. That was behind some of the concern. The draft ordinance, eliminating resort rentals for less than 28 days in length in single-family residential zoning districts, is designed to put an end to the home rentals that residents first complained about four years ago. The city is already in litigation with Jacksonville businessman Steve Milo over its plan to phase out short-term rentals over a 12-month period. Four years ago Milo bought about 20 homes on and near the island to rent on a weekly, sometimes daily, basis. Neighbors said they feared the constant flow of unknown individuals around their homes.UnchartedOn Tuesday, the conversation centered around whether the amortization schedule drafted to phase out the rentals could withstand litigation. A court reporter, presumably requested by Milo, was in attendance. Council could have simply banned the rentals outright, but chose instead to phase them out to treat people fairly, said Martin. Martin directed MorrisDepew and Zelman last month to find authority supporting its draft amortization schedule. They couldnt find any. I understand in some ways we are dealing with uncharted waters, Martin said. So, we are going to make case law. Also troubling was Zoning and Planning Director Tom Slaughters statement that he was unable to obtain Brevard Countys backup data on how it came up with its amortization schedule. The citys draft shortterm rental ordinance is based largely on Brevard Countys new code, which is also being litigated. Depew said Brevard County was not satisfied the data it collected would support a six-month amortization, something council asked the consultants to explore.Sound,rationalInstead, Depew conducted his own research on rental properties already identified in Venice. Using acquisition costs and the average cost of improvements owners typically put into a new rental, he came up with an amortization schedule to phase out short-term rentals. The amortization can be extended by a special master if a property owner can prove he or she spent more than $12,000 in converting the home to a rental, according to the draft ordinance. Ultimately, however, these landlords will be required to go out of business. I believe that is supportable, Depew said. The downside is the amortization schedule doesnt try to take into consideration income produced by such rentals. We just looked at costs associated with making it into a rental unit, Depew said. CODEfrom Page 1A TO BUY THE COOKBOOKA Taste of Heaven To Benefit the Hungryis available at the following locations: Caithness Construction, 2440 North Tamiami Trail, Nokomis (two blocks north of R.V.World). Pawprints Essentials, 1512, U.S. 41 Bypass (near Starbucks in Venice). The Island Gourmet, 201 W.Venice Ave., Venice. Sarasota Porsche, 5005 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. 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12A DEC.20,2008 WEEKEND EDITIONCONTACT US TRIPPMILLER SPORTS EDITOR (941) 207-1107 tmiller@venicegondolier.comSPORTS BY TRIPP MILLER SPORTS EDITORAll but one player drained at least one field goal. All but two came down with at least one rebound. Venice High School head basketball coach Steve Cavallaro preaches the team concept ad nauseam, but it paid off big in the Indians 6019 win over Cardinal Mooney High School Friday. Not a lot went wrong. Weve got really good team chemistry and great leadership, Cavallaro said as he began to once again praise captains Kyle Jutras and Trey Burton. It shows when they werent really pleased with the way they played in the first quarter. Venice (6-0) forced nine Cardinal Mooney turnovers, committed none of their own and led 22-10 after one quarter. They werent satisfied with that, so they decided to shut out the Cougars (2-8) in the second. The Indians led 42-10 at halftime. Jutras and Matt Tellor, starting his first game for Venice after transferring from Cardinal Mooney, led Venice with 12 and 10 points, respectively. CoachesBY TRIPP MILLER SPORTS EDITORHannah Revels and Laura Hackett are sure to be pulling down rebounds for many years at Venice High School. The freshman tandem has already combined for 118 boards here at the halfway point of the season. Thats about 10 per game. They dont necessarily think of it as a competition, but theyre definitely keeping score. With 14 rebounds, an individual season-high for the Indians, Revels took a 6652 lead over Hackett in Thursdays 62-53 win over Lakewood Ranch High School. I dont make it a competition because were a team, but Im excited that I got 14 rebounds, Revels said. Hackett, who pulled in three rebounds Thursday, told head coach Bruce Reichenbach that she would be gunning for 15 in Venices next game. It could be enough to put her back on top. Regardless of who wins the rebound war this season, this team will benefit from the play of its freshmen. The Lady Indians third starting freshman, Juliana Cavallaro, leads the team in scoring with nearly 21 points per game. Cavallaro paced Venice (6-5, 5-3 in 5A-12) Thursday night with a season-high 28 points on near-50 percent shooting from the field. Two other Venice players, juniors Kirsten Walchle and Emily Vasilevskaya, reached double digits in the game with 13 and 10 points, respectively. The Indians built a 30-19 halftime lead after limiting the Lady Mustangs (5-7, 2-5 in 5A-12) to seven points in the second period. Lakewood Ranch, led by Breanna Lindsey with 16 points, actually outscored the Indians 34-32 in the second half. But Venice held on for the seven-point win. Venice hosts Bishop Verot High School Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Verot defeated the Indians 62-54 in the season opener.tmiller@venicegondolier.comIndians maul Cougars 60-19 SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.comVenice High Schools Kyle Jutras makes a layup in Friday nights game against Cardinal Mooney. Freshmen battle forboards, Indianswin GOLF RESULTS SPORTS SHORTS SPORTS BRIEFSBOYS BASKETBALL BURTON BROTHERS SINK SARASOTA: Clay and Trey Burton led Venice with 21 and 17 points,respectively,as the Indians defeated county-rival Sarasota High School 70-46 Thursday. The Indians (5-0) held Sarasota to just four points in the second quarter while running off to a 36-15 halftime lead.The Sailors mounted a short-lived comeback in the third quarter before Venice posted 21 fourth-quarter points to secure the blowout win. VENICE (70) Christian 7,Jutras 10,C.Burton 21,T. Burton 17,Hackett 2,Grant 9,Revels 2,Tellor 2. SARASOTA (46) Anderson 6,Gutierrez 9,Rosaro 4, Hochstetler 6,Weigard 5,Tart 4,Eddins 6, Hurley 2,Halliway 4. Venice1818132170 Sarasota114151646BOYS SOCCER STRUGGLES CONTINUE: Venice extended their losing streak to eight games with a 4-1 loss at Riverview High School Thursday.The Indians have struggled since the loss of scoring leader Joey Carlin (clavicle) on Nov.26. In fact,Venice has not yet played a district match with a fully healthy lineup.In addition to Carlin,Andrew Cheblina and D.J.Hansen have also missed time due to injuries.Hansen recently returned to action,but the Indians suffered another setback with the loss of Stephen Ferretti (hip flexor) earlier this week against Southeast High School. Hopefully this winter break will do us some good,Venice head coach Seth Jones said. The Indians will take some time off before returning to the field Jan.6 against Port Charlotte at Powell-Davis Stadium. Venice1 Riverview4GIRLS SOCCER INDIANS KO RAMS: The Lady Indians won a hard-fought,physical match against Riverview 4-1 Thursday at Powell-Davis Stadium. Senior Andria Thomas,sophomore Tori Bolyard,junior Tina Trujuc and sophomore Dana LaRocque each scored goals for Venice. Freshman Jenna Deurst put the lone score on the board for the Lady Rams. A first-half fight resulted in one red card for each team.Bolyard exchanged punches with a Riverview player before both were ejected.Each player must serve at least a one-game suspension. At the last home game of the season,Venice took time to honor its seven seniors: Ariel Young,Myra Jenkins,Andria Thomas,Emily Cremisio,Ashley Kaiser,Nelly Donets and Maria Sloan. FIRST HALF 1,Venice,Andria Thomas.2, Venice,Tori Bolyard.3,Venice,Tina Trujic. SECOND HALF 3,Riverview,Jenna Deurst. 4,Venice,LaRocque. Riverview011 Venice314 DREAD-NOTS: Even without their two leading scorers and one starting defender,the Lady Indians put it to Lakeland High School 4-0 in Fridays Sarasota Girls Soccer Holiday Classic opener. Forwards Dana LaRocque and Tina Trujic sat out with minor injuries and defender Tori Bolyard served a suspension following a red card in Thursday nights match with Riverview High School.In their stead,freshman Kelly White came through with two goals.Alyssa Tresch and Myra Jenkins each added one. The Indians take on Miami Killian High School Saturday at noon.A win there would put Venice in the tournament championship match Saturday at 5 p.m. FIRST HALF 1,Venice,Kelly White. SECOND HALF 2,Venice,Alyssa Tresch.3, Venice,Myra Jenkins.4,Venice,Kelly White. Venice134 Lakeland000GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING VENICE SWEEPS SOUTHEAST,SARASOTA: The Lady Indians captured first place in five weight classes and scored in all but three on their way to a tri-meet win over Sarasota and Southeast high schools Thursday at Venice High School. Every week they just get better and better, said Venice head coach Nancy Tessier. Venice (4-2) placed third at a five-team meet a week ago. TEAM STANDINGS 1.Venice 45; 2. Sarasota 29; 3.Southeast 24. VENICE WINNERS 101 Aubrey Court 6580-145.110 Halee McGraw 100-90-190. 129 Kara Dooling 130-135-265.139 Gianna Barnett 145-135-280.154 Emily Daniels 115-115-230.Christmas basketball campSports director Joe Whelton of the South County Family YMCA in Venice hosts a youth basketball camp for boys and girls in grades one-eight Dec. 29-31. Cost is $45. The boys camp runs mornings 9 a.m.-noon. The girls camp runs afternoons 1-4 p.m. Register at the Venice YMCA or call 492-9622 for more information.Schools Out Holiday Volleyball CampVenice Middle School volleyball coaches Gary Halbert and Joe DiGiacomo host a volleyball 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 2325626 or 928-3433 for more information.Holiday Baseball ClinicRegistrations are currently being accepted for the 22nd annual Holiday Baseball Clinic. The clinic is for ages 7-18 and will be held Dec. 26-27. Session one runs 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for ages 7-12 at Chuck Reiter Park. Session two runs 2 p.m.-5:30 p.m. for ages 13-18 at the Venice High School baseball complex. The Holiday Baseball Clinic is operated by Venice native, former major leaguer and current New York Mets minor league hitting coach Jack Voigt. Other local professional and amateur coaches and players will help teach the fundamentals of hitting, defense and pitching. Registrations are available at Total Athlete in the Venice Village Plaza, The Bank of Venice on Nokomis Avenue South or at www.holidaybaseballclinic.com. Registrations must have been received by Dec. 17 to guarantee a T-shirt. Late registrations will be accepted. For more information, call 416-5100 or visit www. holidaybaseballclinic.com.LAKE VENICE GOLF CLUBNov.11Bay Indies Tuesday Mens 18H (2-3-4 on 6-6-6): 1. Jim Schneider, Gene Paltrineri, Wil Wetzel, John Degon;2.Jerry Ertl, Dave Kent, Ed Demello, Gilles Bertran;3.Dennis Corcoran, Ed Handlin, Doug Williams, Joe Gagnon.Nov.14MGA (QP): 1.+11 Don Hummel, Bob Lytel, Roland Bosse, Larry Bellos;2.+7 Dan Kilbane, Don Nixon, Carl Gaites, Bob Copas;3.+6 Mike Tomanio, Mike Rafferty, Farrell Harding, Hal Sanders.Nov.17Monday Group (QP): 1.+12 Ken Gholson, Bob Saladin, Don Hummel, Gene Brown;2.-1 Moe Marceau, Randy Pait, Earl Legge, Jim Stortz. Individuals Don Hummel +10;Jim Nestor +6;Moe Marceau +3;Bob Saladin +3.Nov.17Bay Indies Mens 9H (LN): Flight A:1.Gerry Ertl 38;2. Mike Rafferty 38.Flight B:1.Jim Lantz 34;2.Jim Himes 36.Flight C:1.Chris Davel 31;2.Gerry Rudniski 33.Nov.19Bay Indies Ladies 9H (ones 1/2 handicap): Flight A:1.Nicole Bertrand 20;2.Louise Drouin 22.Flight B:1.Joan Moss 19;2.Janet Holmes 26.Flight C:1. Bea Miller 19;2.Sandra Kent 21. GAME SUMMARYDec.18 LAKEWOOD RANCH (53) Guadalupe 2 0-0 4, Diaz 1 6-6 8, Shamble 5 2-3 12, Kraemer 4 0-1 8, Lindsey 6 3-3 16, Goodale 2 1-2 5. Totals 20 12-15 53. VENICE (62) Walchle 4 4-6 13, Craft 1 0-0 2, Revels 3 0-0 6, Jutras 0 0-0 0, Butler 1 0-0 3, Vasilevskaya 4 2-2 10, Johnson 0 0-0 0, Cavallaro 10 5-7 28, Hackett 0 00 0.Totals 23 11-15 62. Lakewood Ranch127191553 Venice1317171562 3-point goals Venice 5 (Cavallaro 3, Walchle, Butler), Lakewood Ranch 1 (Lindsey).Rebounds Venice 39 (Revels 14), Lakewood Ranch 21 (Lindsey 6).Fouled out None. Technicals None.Total fouls Lakewood Ranch 13, Venice 17. GAME SUMMARYDec.19 CARDINAL MOONEY (19) Nugent 0-3 1-2 1, Whitacre 0-4 3-4 3, Bartlett 3-6 0-0 7, Mattera 1-4 0-0 2, Stokes 2-6 0-0 4, Stansell 14 0-2 2, OConnell 0-1 0-0 0, Everton 0-2 0-2 0, Totals 730 4-10 19. VENICE (60) Jutras 5-9 0-0 12, C. Burton 1-2 0-0 2, T.Burton 3-4 0-1 6, Grant 4-5 0-0 8, Tellor 2-3 6-11 10, Smither 2-5 0-1 4, Christian 2-6 1-1 5, Hackett 3-4 0-2 6, Revels 1-3 1-1 3, Flerlage 2-2 0-1 4, Totals 25-43 8-17 60.Cardinal Mooney1008119 Venice222099603-point goals Cardinal Mooney 1-6 (Barlett 1-3, Whitacre 0-1, Mattera 0-1, OConnell 0-1), Venice 2-11 (Jutras 2-5, Smither 0-1, Christian 0-2, C.Burton 01, T.Burton 0-1, Grant 0-1). Rebounds Cardinal Mooney 13 (OConnell, Stokes 3), Venice 20 (Tellor 5).Fouled out Whitacre. Technicals None.Total Fouls Cardinal Mooney 13, Venice 11. VHS GIRLS BASKETBALL Please see MAUL,13A r f t L

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made the decision to start Tellor based on his ability to pick up the teams system. Matts been working hard for us and we thought wed give him a shot to start, Cavallaro said. Nobody else reached double digits, but four of five starters were done by halftime. Only Tellor, who finished with a team-high five boards, remained in the game. He was finished by the start of the fourth quarter. Cavallaro used the opportunity to get quality minutes for his bench. Michael Smither, Zach Christian, Reilly Revels, Stefano Cavallaro and Zach Flerlage saw more action than theyre accustomed to and responded with a combined 16 points and eight rebounds. They shut down the Cougars, giving up just nine points in the second half. We just keep adding facets to our game and thats only going to make us tougher to beat down the road, Cavallaro said. Venice heads to District 5A-12 rival Southeast High School Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.tmiller@venicegondolier.com STAFF REPORTThree divisions of the Venice Vikings Pop Warner Football and Cheer Organization finished their seasons with high honors. The Junior Pee Wee division Knights, Pee Wee division Lancers and Midget division Warriors all placed highly in conference and regional competition. The Knights and Lancers took fourth and eighth, respectively, in a national competition at Disneys Wide World of Sports after both took second place in the Southeast regional competition. The Warriors placed second in the Peace River Conference and third at the Southeast regional competition. The Lancers won the Peace River Conference championship. Knights: Taylor Provencher, Lisa Detert, Ashley Kot, Elizabeth Lee, Jillian Totten, Karson Kirvin, Sydney McLaughlin, Heather Braswell, Jana Goetz, Kayleigh Garbrandt, Bailey Plumbley, Joy Jacobs, Caitlyn Atwell, Madison Tucillo, Ashley Thomason, Valentina Rodriguez, Tanner Gauthier and Logan Balsinger. Coaches: Courtney Osborne, Monica Underwood, Tammie Greenwald, Breanna Totten and Deziree Clevenger. Lancers: Madison Andrews, Kelsey Behler, Elizabeth Billings, Katelyn Braswell, Amber Breuer, Lily Carmicheal, Kylie Cheek-Aten, Jordan Cunningham, Teresa Deniro, Juliet Deschler, Stephanie Detert, Anna Gokey, Samantha Grosee, Jazlyn Heiligh, Tori Hoff, Shelby Ingram, Katherine Laurin, Morgan Meadows, Devon OBrien, Mary Pietraniec, Cassidy Redmond, Camila Rodriguez, Alexandria Scappatura, Lauren Scarry, Gabrielle Smith and Tara Voigt. Junior Coaches: Jenna Kot, Lindsey Soltis, Mallory Meadows and Colleen Wallace. Coaches: Amanda Davis, Megan Alps, Melinda Provencher, Lisa Voigt and Debbie Moran. Warriors: Danielle Benedict, Kayla Braham, Casey Brown, Shelby Casey, Brittany Detert, Paytion Eberling, Emily Galarza, Marina GarciaEstrada, Gretchen Gokey, Devyn Hetman, Taylor Hill, Lindsey Johnson, Amanda Kempf, Kristen Lemay, Shelly Long, Natalie Markos, Michelle Meerman, Marissa Pembroke, Noel Roberts, Emily Rogers, Sydney Roper, Skylar Sellitti, Breanna Steffani, Kelsie Stubbs, Sydney Thinnes, Caitlin Thomason, Chandler Truelove, Cassie Underwood and Alexis Weiss. Junior Coaches: Jessica Grubbs, Taylor McLaughlin and Emilie Roper. Coaches: Cheryl Thinnes, Jackie Detert, Christine Lemay and Tanya Weiss. The Venice Viking LancersWEEKEND EDITION DEC.20, 2008 SUN NEWSPAPERS 13A 345510 Community Calendars are here! Calendars are available FREE to home delivery customers with a subscription to the Venice Gondolier Sun. 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14ASUN NEWSPAPERS WEEKEND EDITION DEC.20, 2008 327572 2 3 1................... ................... Publix willbeclosed ChristmasDay, December25Weretakingthedayoffso ourassociatescanspendtime withtheirfamiliesandlovedones. Wewillbeopenuntil7p.m.on Wednesday,December24andregular storehoursonFriday,December26. Publixwillbeopenuntil10p.m.* December17-23.*Unlessregular storehoursarelater. ............................ MerryChristmas fromyourfriendsatPublix! Preparingaspecialholidaydinnerdoesnt havetobecomplicated.Usetherecipesand tipsprovidedhereorlogontopublix.com. Fora41/2-lbribroast(8servings) prepareroastfollowingrecipeinstructions; begintheroastabout3hoursbefore youwouldliketoserve. About45minutesbeforeyourroastisdone, beginpreparingscallopedpotatorecipe.Ifyour familyandguestsarehungry,preparesome appetizerswithPublixDeliArtichoke andSpinachDipandRitzCrackers. StandingRibRoast................ 5 99lbThiselegantmealcenterpiecewillimpressallwhobehold itandtasteit.BecauseitsPublixPremiumCertied Beef,thequalitycomesthroughineverytenderbite.SAVEUPTO4.00LB OriginalRecipe DinnerRolls,12-Count........... 1 99BakedfreshinthePublixBakery,thesetenderrolls aretheperfectaccompanimenttospecialmeals. Warmthemupintheoventotakethemtothe peakofirresistibility,12-ozpkg.SAVEUPTO.50 IdahoorRedPotatoes............. 2 99Whethertheyremashed,scalloped,ortwice-baked, potatoesremainunsurpassedfortheirsimple, straightforwardappealnottomentiontheir versatility.Besuretoincorporatetheminto yourholidaymeal,5-lbbagSURPRISINGLYLOWPRICE Carvingaribroastisremarkablyeasy. 2 Useameatthermometerinthecenter ofthethickestpartoftheroast(not touchingboneorfat).Whenitreaches 145Fformedium-rareorupto170F forwelldone,removefromoven. 3 Transfertoacarvingboard(fat-sideup); coverlooselywithfoilandletstand1015 minutes.(Temperaturewillrise510F.) Putlongbonesdownonacarvingboard andholdinplacewithameatfork. Useashallowbakingpanandcook theroastuncoveredat325F.Allow approximately2030minutesper poundforroastsoversixpounds. 1 1.Preheatovento325F.Seasonroastonallsides withsalt,pepper,andgarlic.Placeroastonrackin 13-x9-inchbakingdish(washhands).Bake11/2 hours.Meanwhile,chopparsleycoarsely.Combine insmallbowlwithbreadcrumbsandrosemary;set aside. 2.Removeroastfromoven;coatwithmustardand thenbreadcrumbmixture.Bake1morehouror untilinternaltemperaturereaches145F(mediumrare)upto170F(well-done).Useameatthermometertoaccuratelyensuredoneness.Letroast stand1015minutes;sliceandserve.PrepandCook:3hours (Makes8servings)Herb-Crusted RibRoast1(34rib)standingribroast(41/2lb) 1/2teaspoonkoshersalt 1/4teaspoonfreshgroundpepper 1teaspoonmincedgarlic 3sprigsfreshparsley(rinsed) 1/3cupplainbreadcrumbs 1teaspoondriedrosemary 2tablespoonsDijonmustardAllrecipes:PublixApronsSimpleMeals BirdsEyeFrozen Vegetables............. AK AssortedVarieties,8to32-ozpkg. orCornOnTheCob,4or12-ct.pkg.SURPRISINGLYLOWPRICE PublixHalf&Half....... .99 16-ozctn.SURPRISINGLYLOWPRICE Kraft ShreddedCheese... A24 00OrCrumblesorCubes, AssortedVarieties,8-ozpkg.SAVEUPTO3.18ON2 Publix GratedCheese........ A24 00100%Parmesan,8-ozcont.SURPRISINGLYLOWPRICE SterlingVintners CollectionWine........................ 9 99FromCaliforniasNapaValleytoyourholidaytable. Thisruby-redCabernetSauvignonwillcomplement yourribroastperfectly,750-mlbot.SAVEUPTO5.00 Kraftor SevenSeas Dressing................ ABm AssortedVarieties,16-ozbot. orGoodSeasons,14-ozbot. Quantityrightsreserved.SAVEUPTO3.27 I l P 1' /' v l 7 $ ' h c f S a fl 1 / 9 4? r rJ ? r ? S ? ? r R' f F S I a I Y a s A A

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WEEKEND EDITION DEC.20, 2008 SUN NEWSPAPERS 15A ................... ................... 5 6 4 publix.com/ad ............................ Threeeasy waystobuy. PUBLIXGIFTCARDS StopbyyourneighborhoodPublix Callusat1-800-830-8159 Buygiftcardsonlineatpublix.com/giftAfteryouveremovedyourroast,transferit toacarvingboardandcoverlooselywithfoil. Letitstand1015minutesbeforeslicing. Removeyourroastfromtheovenwhenyourmeat thermometerinsertedintothethickestpart (nottouchingboneorfat)reaches135Fordesired temperature.Completepotatoesandbegintobake. Prepareherbedpeas.Whenpotatoesare done,useresidualheatintheoventowarm rollsfordinnerandpiefordessert. Sliceribroastandserve. PublixDeli TurkeyDinner.............................. 45 99Thecenterpieceofthetraditionalholidayfeast isasucculent,fullycookedturkey.Itcomeswith deliciousdressing,mashedpotatoes,richturkey gravyandcranberryorangerelish.Oursidedishes simplyrequirebakingbeforeserving.Turkeymust beheated,perinstructionspriortoserving, 102lb,serves710.SURPRISINGLYLOWPRICEFreshExpress SaladBlend.............. ABm Balanceoutarichholidaymealwithacool,crispfresh greensalad.Thismakesiteasy:nowashing,drying, ortearingoflettuceleavesrequired,5to12-ozbag Quantityrightsreserved.SURPRISINGLYLOWPRICE GourmetAppleRaisin WalnutPie..................................... 9 49Madewithfreshapples,sweetraisins,andrichwalnuts, thisall-naturalclassicpiewillsweetenyourholiday experience,43-ozsizeSAVEUPTO1.20 Findmorehintsatpublix.com. 4 Removebonesbycuttinghorizontally betweenbonesandthemeatwitha sharpcarvingknife.Setthebones aside(ordiscard). 5 Cuttheroastvertically,starting fromthetop(orfatside), into1/2-or3/4-inch-thick slicesforeachserving. 6 Placeeachsliceonawarmplate andservewithpanjuices. PrepandCook:10minutes (Makes8servings)HerbedPeas1.Combinepeasandwaterinmicrowavesafebowl.CoverandmicrowaveonHIGH7 minutesoruntilthoroughlyheated. 2.Drainpeasandreturntobowl;stirin remainingingredients.Serve.16ouncesfrozengreenpeas 1tablespoonwater 1/2cupCaesarsaladdressing 1tablespoonItalianseasoningherbpaste 1.Preheatovento325F.Coat2-quartshallowbaking dishwithspray.Peelpotatoes;slicethinlyandplace inmicrowave-safebowlwithwater.CoverandmicrowaveonHIGH710minutesoruntiltenderwhen piercedwithafork. 2.Meanwhile,placehalf-and-halfinmediumsaucepan;heatonmedium57minutesoruntilwarmed. Whiskinremainingingredients(exceptParmesan cheese);cook34minutes,stirringoccasionally,or untilcheesemelts. 3.Removefromheat;stirpotatoesintocheesesauce. Pourmixtureintobakingdish;topwithParmesan cheese.Bake2025minutesoruntilcheesemelts andsaucebubblesaroundedge.Serve.PrepandCook:45minutes (Makes8servings)ScallopedPotatoescookingspray 3mediumpotatoes(rinsed) 1tablespoonwater 11/2cupshalf-and-half 1cupshreddedmildCheddarcheese 1/2teaspoonkoshersalt 1/2teaspoonmincedgarlic 1/2teaspoonDijonmustard 1/4teaspoonpepper 1/4cupshavedParmesancheese Enjoysavingsonthenestingredients foryourholidaymeal. PublixPremium IceCream.............................. A26 00Everysliceofpiedeservestobeembellishedbyascoop oficecream.Achievetheultimatein-la-modeindulgence withourveryownmadewithprideinthePublixdairyplant,half-galctn.SAVEUPTO2.58ON2PriceseffectiveThursday,December18 throughWednesday,December24,2008.OnlyinHillsborough,Pasco,Pinellas,Highlands,Hernando, Citrus,Manatee,Sarasota,Charlotte,LeeandCollierCounties.PricesnoteffectiveatPublixSabor.QuantityRightsReserved. 327571 ?h i h P S i G ? l ? P i F ?K ? ? y G A P i Ohio r f 4 P ublix rod & V ISA 01

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14ASUN NEWSPAPERS WEEKEND EDITION DEC.20, 2008 327572 2 3 1................... ................... Publix willbeclosed ChristmasDay, December25Weretakingthedayoffso ourassociatescanspendtime withtheirfamiliesandlovedones. Wewillbeopenuntil7p.m.on Wednesday,December24andregular storehoursonFriday,December26. Publixwillbeopenuntil10p.m.* December17-23.*Unlessregular storehoursarelater. ............................ MerryChristmas fromyourfriendsatPublix! Preparingaspecialholidaydinnerdoesnt havetobecomplicated.Usetherecipesand tipsprovidedhereorlogontopublix.com. Fora41/2-lbribroast(8servings) prepareroastfollowingrecipeinstructions; begintheroastabout3hoursbefore youwouldliketoserve. About45minutesbeforeyourroastisdone, beginpreparingscallopedpotatorecipe.Ifyour familyandguestsarehungry,preparesome appetizerswithPublixDeliArtichoke andSpinachDipandRitzCrackers. StandingRibRoast................ 5 99lbThiselegantmealcenterpiecewillimpressallwhobehold itandtasteit.BecauseitsPublixPremiumCertied Beef,thequalitycomesthroughineverytenderbite.SAVEUPTO4.00LB OriginalRecipe DinnerRolls,12-Count........... 1 99BakedfreshinthePublixBakery,thesetenderrolls aretheperfectaccompanimenttospecialmeals. Warmthemupintheoventotakethemtothe peakofirresistibility,12-ozpkg.SAVEUPTO.50 IdahoorRedPotatoes............. 2 99Whethertheyremashed,scalloped,ortwice-baked, potatoesremainunsurpassedfortheirsimple, straightforwardappealnottomentiontheir versatility.Besuretoincorporatetheminto yourholidaymeal,5-lbbagSURPRISINGLYLOWPRICE Carvingaribroastisremarkablyeasy. 2 Useameatthermometerinthecenter ofthethickestpartoftheroast(not touchingboneorfat).Whenitreaches 145Fformedium-rareorupto170F forwelldone,removefromoven. 3 Transfertoacarvingboard(fat-sideup); coverlooselywithfoilandletstand1015 minutes.(Temperaturewillrise510F.) Putlongbonesdownonacarvingboard andholdinplacewithameatfork. Useashallowbakingpanandcook theroastuncoveredat325F.Allow approximately2030minutesper poundforroastsoversixpounds. 1 1.Preheatovento325F.Seasonroastonallsides withsalt,pepper,andgarlic.Placeroastonrackin 13-x9-inchbakingdish(washhands).Bake11/2 hours.Meanwhile,chopparsleycoarsely.Combine insmallbowlwithbreadcrumbsandrosemary;set aside. 2.Removeroastfromoven;coatwithmustardand thenbreadcrumbmixture.Bake1morehouror untilinternaltemperaturereaches145F(mediumrare)upto170F(well-done).Useameatthermometertoaccuratelyensuredoneness.Letroast stand1015minutes;sliceandserve.PrepandCook:3hours (Makes8servings)Herb-Crusted RibRoast1(34rib)standingribroast(41/2lb) 1/2teaspoonkoshersalt 1/4teaspoonfreshgroundpepper 1teaspoonmincedgarlic 3sprigsfreshparsley(rinsed) 1/3cupplainbreadcrumbs 1teaspoondriedrosemary 2tablespoonsDijonmustardAllrecipes:PublixApronsSimpleMeals BirdsEyeFrozen Vegetables............. AK AssortedVarieties,8to32-ozpkg. orCornOnTheCob,4or12-ct.pkg.SURPRISINGLYLOWPRICE PublixHalf&Half....... .99 16-ozctn.SURPRISINGLYLOWPRICE Kraft ShreddedCheese... A24 00OrCrumblesorCubes, AssortedVarieties,8-ozpkg.SAVEUPTO3.18ON2 Publix GratedCheese........ A24 00100%Parmesan,8-ozcont.SURPRISINGLYLOWPRICE SterlingVintners CollectionWine........................ 9 99FromCaliforniasNapaValleytoyourholidaytable. Thisruby-redCabernetSauvignonwillcomplement yourribroastperfectly,750-mlbot.SAVEUPTO5.00 Kraftor SevenSeas Dressing................ ABm AssortedVarieties,16-ozbot. orGoodSeasons,14-ozbot. Quantityrightsreserved.SAVEUPTO3.27 I l P 1' /' v l 7 $ ' h c f S a fl 1 / 9 4? r rJ ? r ? S ? ? r R' f F S I a I Y a s A A

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CONTACT US KIM COOL FEATURES EDITOR (941) 207-1105 kcool@venicegondolier.com SUN NEWSPAPERSOUR TOWN WEEKEND EDITION DEC.20,2008 HOLIDAY EVENTS AND MORE 3BMOVIES 5BGALAPAGOS TRIP COMES TO AN END 6B 345259 Find your Florida dream home in this great BUYERS market! For a FREE Welcome Home magazine call (866) 357-6204 ext. 1222 or visit www.welcome-home.com 354759 Hours: M-F 8am-7pm Sat 9am-5pm www.venicelm.com 2008 LINCOLN MKX FWD Voice-activated SYNC for your music, cell phone and text messages 2 Runs on regular fuel. Best in class. FWD hwy fuel economy 3 Fastestselling luxury midsize crossover 5. BHS Top Safety Pick. Heated and cooled front seats. SIRIUS Satellite Radio. VENICE VENICE LINCOLN-MERCURY LINCOLN-MERCURY 2372 S. Tamiami Trail 2372 S. Tamiami Trail Venice, FL 34293 Venice, FL 34293 497-1986 497-1986 WITH $ 39,275 $ 39,275 $ 4,676 $ 4,676 EMPLOYEE PRICING EMPLOYEE PRICING PLUS SAVINGS PLUS SAVINGS $ 35,599 $ 35,599 MSRP MSRP YOUR PRICE YOUR PRICE 1 LINCOLN LINCOLN REACH HIGHER REACH HIGHER 1 MSRP excludes taxes, title and license fees. Employee Pricing available at participating dealers. MKX savings based on difference between Employee Pricing and MSRP plus $500 Customer Cash and $500 Ford Credit Bonus Cash which requires Ford Credit financing (not required in Illinois). Not all buyers will qualify. Customer Cash/Bonus Cash not available on MKS. For all offers, take new retail delivery from dealer stock by 1/5/09. See dealer for qualifications and complete details. 2 Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control. only use mobile phones and other devices, even with voice commands, when it is safe to do so. 3 EPA estimated 18 city/28 hwy mpg. 2009 Lincoln MKZ FWD; 17 city/24 hwy mpg, 2009 Lincoln MKX FWD. Class is Luxury Midsize CUVs. 4 SIRIUS is a trademark of SIRIUS Radio, Inc. Service not available in Alaska or hawaii. 5 Based on R. L. Polk registrations Nov. Price excludes $499 Dealer Fee. BY DONA FAIR GUEST WRITERThe extremely tight security surrounding the remote Beale Air Force Base in northern California seems out of place for one woman stationed here, the daughter of a Venice couple. Earth-tone buildings with high-tech gadgetry are tucked into an area more fit for rattlesnakes and coyotes than for the men and women who call this place home. Air Force Senior Airman Nina M. Adam, daughter of Tony and Denise Guzzo, of Venice, is a member of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing, responsible for the Air Forces highaltitude reconnaissance mission with the ability to provide high-quality imagery from the far reaches of Earths atmosphere. Airmen at Beale work with the U-2 manned and Global Hawk unmanned reconnaissance aircraft that provide commanders and other decision-makers with near-realtime, high-resolution imagery. Adam is a personnel readiness technician with the 9th Force Support Squadron. I am a personnelist and I am the hub of deployments. Everyone deploying goes through me for in-processing, out-processing, orders and accountability, explained the 1999 graduate of Venice High School and 2008 graduate of the University of Phoenix. As a readiness technician, I service the entire base. Pilots at Beale routinely fly the U-2 at altitudes of more than 70,000 feet, requiring them to wear pressurized suits similar to those worn by NASA astronauts. The low-handling characteristics and special landing gear requires critical runway alignment handled by a second pilot in a specialized vehicle, making the U-2 one of the worlds most difficult aircraft to fly and land. The newest aircraft in the high-altitude reconnaissance arsenal is the Global Hawk, an unmanned aircraft that can fly at an altitude of 65,000 feet and speeds of up to 400 mph. The aircraft can provide imagery of more than 40,000 nautical square miles about the size of Illinois all within a 24-hour period. For Adam, who has been in the service for nearly three years, both aircraft represent an edge that makes the mission at Beale one of the Air Forces most important. The U-2 and Global Hawk are important because they are the silent protection for the United States, she said. Beale Air Force Base is located about an hour north of Sacramento, in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains, an area that is semi-arid, rugged and desolate. Beale is only a couple hours from some of the greatest cities in the world. The only place where I can ski down the mountain and play a round of golf the same day, Adam said. Life may be a bit remote for the men and women at Beale charged with the important mission of high-altitude reconnaissance, but when they think about those customers on the battlefields in Iraq or Afghanistan and the firefighters battling infernos raging throughout California forests, they say they feel its a small price to pay.PHOTOS COURTESY OF BRIAN FERGUSONA U-2 reconnaissance aircraft is about to land.A second U-2 pilot in a specialized vehicle chasesthe aircraft to provide radio input for altitude and runway alignment. The U-2 is a high-altitude, multi-intelligence reconnaissance aircraft.It can fly above 70,000 feet,provides near-realtime imagery and signals intelligence to war fighters and national authorities in support of the war on terror. Intelligence analysts at Beale Air Force Base,Calif.,continuously receive images taken over Iraq and Afghanistan.The images are sent via satellite from the Global Hawk and U-2. Flight physiology technicians check the pressure of a U-2 pilots space suit before he takes to the sky at Beale Air Force Base,Calif. Maintenance technicians inspect the cooling system of a satellite at Beale Air Force Base,Calif. A Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle waits to taxi for takeoff at Beale Air Force Base,Calif.The Global Hawk provides Air Force and joint battlefield commanders near-real-time,high-resolution intelligence,surveillance and reconnaissance imagery to fight the global war on terror.Venice woman helps seat Air Force U-2 pilotsThe U-2 and Global Hawk are important because they are the silent protection for the United States.Air Force Senior Airman Nina M.Adam is a member of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing, Beale Air Force Base, Calif.The wing is equipped with the nations fleet of U-2 and Global Hawk reconnaissance aircraft and associated support equipment. . _ = r -? ? . ,,,. . ? = ? ? -: ? ? w r 1

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343401 Walk For Wishes to help children with life-threatening diseasesFROM MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATIONThe Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida, Suncoast Region Sarasota announces the first Walk For Wishes will be Saturday, Jan. 17, at Payne Park starting at 9 a.m. Teams will compete to see who can raise the most money to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Participants will enjoy a great day of fun and fundraising with complimentary food and beverages, prizes and much more. Families, corporations and schools are all encouraged to participate. Each walker has the opportunity to receive a Tshirt, bracelet, blanket, beach towel, picnic basket and pedometer depending on the level of monies raised. Joey Page, an 18-yearold singer from Orlando, will join the walk. He will be available to sign autographs and take photos with fans. He is most popularly known by his hit song Who I Am, which reached number 12 on the Radio Disney top 30 countdown. He has shared the stage with many of todays most popular acts, such as The Jonas Brothers, Jesse McCartney, Jordin Sparks, Corbin Bleu and Jordan Pruitt. For more information, to register to walk or for sponsorship opportunities, visit www.sarasota walk.wishcentral.org or contact Michelle Butler, regional director, at 9529474, michelle.butler@ suncoastwish.org. The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. It is the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 67 chapters in the United States and its territories and 23 international affiliates on five continents. It began April 29, 1980, when a 7-year-old boy named Chris Greicius realized his dream to become a police officer. Many of those responsible for fulfilling Chriss wish wanted to do the same for other children, which led to the formation of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted more than 161,000 wishes to children around the world. In the Sarasota area, 11 wishes have been granted. The Make-A-Wish Foundation accepts referrals from the child, a parent or legal guardian, or a medical professional treating the child. This is to protect the privacy of the family. Children under the age of 18 with a lifethreatening medical condition may be eligible for a wish. The childs treating physician makes the final determination of whether the child is medically eligible to receive a wish andwhether the child is ableto participate in the wish. WEEKENDEDITION DEC.20, 20082BSUN NEWSPAPERSCOFFEEBREAK COURTESY GRAPHICS Z 4 mo t i Y ou r H o li d a J ust G a t Sweeter Y SU PERM AR KE T Smithfield I r e 6 f t Spiral Sliced Hone y Ham H al f 59 SA V $1 24 p a i r ? 4' Sweetbay Angus First of the Season R usset B i n A pp l e tt Stand i n g Rib Roast Strawberries Potatoes : Lak e P [ e . USDA Choke Beef 1 ft. p k g S weet 10 l b B a g U S. 14o. 1 23 2 A & 81 r : P e an P ; ; 6+ve e # I?s#R f?a 99 $ 3 99 lb e a $ 5 99 $ 2 SAVE $4A6 per i b .. SA?F SAVE S3 A ea. $ 3 99 S A YE S W e & Sw ee t S a k a r r e Q fl L E y Q n e IL g Hannaford 12 Pack Maxwell House Coffee 24 Pack Butter Q uarters Coke Products 34 5 39 O z Bud Li g ht 1 6 oz Regular or Unsalted 3 / $ Excludes De caf fe i nated Li mit 2 12 oz. B ottles or Cans L i mit 2 12 Miller Lite MGD Coors Light 2 1 A 1 2 oz Cans All Varieties 9 U m l t 2 BUY 3 $ 1A 99 C E T 1 F RE E SAYE S2.4 Q SA V E S1.oD on 2 Li m it 2 Fr e e SA Y E $5.50 W e m w n b e r o t t o Wel 9 ud aN c are d t r psgr W M eu1 po t graptic urns. Ne t e q Ne n.IS k 11 0 itaee. b ia s se1 1 e d to dr i p w r s u n aY 'f ? W A S s i Son s ?? n .. G i f t ; !! b I dy j only ` 40 08 a year 1

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SATURDAY, DEC. 20Hanukkah dinnerTime: 6-9 p.m. Where: Jewish Center of Venice, 600 Auburn Road, Venice Notes: There will be dancing and a band. Cost: $25 each Call: 484-2022Childrens Christmas partyTime: noon-2 p.m. Where: Italian American Club of Venice, 1375 Ringling Drive, Venice Notes: This annual party is open to the public for children up to 12 years old with their families. There will be refreshments, games, face painting, balloon animals and music. Call: 493-6344, LindaSquare danceTime: 3-5 p.m. Where: Woodmere Park, 3951 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice Notes: Buttons & Bows of Venice entertain; plus/rounds. Call: 496-8516 or 484-8543Christmas concertTime: 3-4 p.m. Where: Centennial Park Gazebo, West Venice Avenue, Venice Notes: Venice Worship Chorale invites all to enjoy the music, refreshments and nostalgia; directed by Beresford Powell. Call: 492-6346Food distributionTime: 9:30-11 a.m. Where: Christ United Methodist Church, 1475 Center Road, or Epiphany Cathedral, 310 Sarasota St., Venice Notes: SHARE (Self-help and resource exchange) will have grocery pick-up for December and registration for January. A SHARE package contains a variety of frozen meats, fresh produce and other staples with a retail value of $35-$40. Cost: $18 (in cash or food stamps) and two hours of volunteer service Call: 223-5049 (CUMC); 484-3505 (Epiphany)Food distributionTime: 9-10:30 a.m. Where: Trinity Presbyterian Church, 4365 State Road 776, Venice Notes: SHARE will have grocery pick-up for December and registration for January. A SHARE package contains a variety of frozen meats, fresh produce and other staples with a retail value of $35-$40. Cost: $18 (in cash or food stamps) and two hours of volunteer service Call: 493-1057Food distributionTime: 9-11 a.m. Where: Calvary Chapel of Nokomis, 602 Albee Farm Road North, Nokomis Notes: SHARE will have grocery pick-up for December and registration for January. A SHARE package contains a variety of frozen meats, fresh produce and other staples with a retail value of $35-$40. Cost: $18 (in cash or food stamps) and two hours of volunteer service Call: 483-4583Humane Society thrift store saleWhere: 656 South Tamiami Trail, The Rialto, Venice Notes: A 20 percent-off sale on donated white tag items will be held, and people can look for animals looking for a furever home. Call: 480-9811Ballroom dancingTime: 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: 486-0326Club foodTime: noon Where: Venice-Nokomis Elks Lodge, 1021 Discovery Way, Nokomis Notes: Hobo lunch surprise Cost: $3 Call: 486-1854Walk a hound,lose a poundEvery day, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Where: Woodmere Park, 3951 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice Notes: Walk the inside perimeter of Paw Park and youve walked a mile. Call: 861-5000Sail the GulfWhen: 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.orgItalian American nightTime: 5-9 p.m. Where: American Legion, 1770 E. Venice Ave., Venice Notes: Food from 5-7 p.m.; dance 7-9 p.m. Cost: $8 Call: 485-4748Eagles Aerie 3482Time: 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: 484-4470Pups at the PointTime: 9 a.m.-noon Where: Historic Spanish Point, 337 North Tamiami Trail, Osprey Notes: Historic Spanish Point and the Humane Society of Sarasota County welcome well-behaved, leashed dogs. Dogs must be up to date on shots, dog-friendly and not in heat. Stay to designated paths and clean up after your dog. Cost: $9 for adults, $3 for ages 6-12 and free for 6 and younger and dogs. Call: HSP, 966-5214; HSSC, 955-4131 Link: historicspanishpoint.org or hssc.org. SUNDAY, DEC. 21Santa in the parkTime: 1-3 p.m. Where: Challenger Park, 371 Olivia Road, Venice Notes: The Friends of Challenger Park are hosting Santa in the Park. There will be crafts and snacks, and Santa will arrive on a helicopter to greet the kids. Photos will be available for a donation to help with park improvements. Call: 492-6126New Years danceRSVP: Tickets now on sale Date: Dec. 31 Time: 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Where: Gotta Dance Studio, 303 South Tamiami Trail, Nokomis Notes: Attendees are asked to bring a finger food to share. The studio will furnish a champagne toast at midnight, noise makers, hats and music. Cost: $35 Call: 486-0326Sierra Club walkTime: 8:30 a.m. Where: Sleeping Turtle Preserve along the Myakka River in Venice Notes: Wear sturdy shoes for this 4-mile walk, carry water, sunscreen, snack and lunch if time allows. Space is limited. Sponsored by the Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club. Cost: $5 donation Call: Reserve with Sally at 484-4113.Sunday brunchTime: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Where: American Legion, 1770 E. Venice Ave., Venice Notes: Brunch is ordered from the menu. Call: 485-4748Ballroom dancingTime: 3-5 p.m. Where: Nokomis Community Center, 234 East Nippino Trail, Nokomis. Notes: Dance to the music you know and love from the s, s, s and today. Show off your tango, cha-cha and waltz moves. Come alone or bring a friend. Refreshments available. Cost: $4 Call: 861-5000ChessTime: 1-4:30 p.m. Where: Jacaranda Public Library, 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice Notes: No matter your skill level, no matter your age, come and enjoy a free game of chess. Call: 861-1270BingoTime: 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: 485-1663Acoustic jamTime: 5-7:30 p.m. Where: Venice Beach Pavilion, Venice Notes: Venice Acoustic Jam formerly met Mondays 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.comPancake breakfastTime: 8-11 a.m. Where: Knights of Columbus Home, 512 Substation Road, Venice Call: 485-1663 MONDAY, DEC. 22GymnasticsTime: 6-7:30 p.m. Where: Nokomis Community Center, 234 East Nippino Trail, Nokomis Notes: Gymnastics, tumbling and cheerleading offered for children ages 5-12 66:45 p.m. and age 13 and up from 6:457:30 p.m. Call : 861-5000 for fees and detailsBingoTime: 6 p.m. Where: DAV, Chapter 101, 600 East Colonia Lane, Nokomis Notes: Bingo every Monday night; six cards for $1. Food is available. Call: 488-4500Barbershop chorusTime: 6:30-9 p.m. Where: Lakeside Lutheran Church, 2401 South Tamiami Trail Notes: Venice Gondoliers Mens (barbershop) Chorus practice Call: 412-0012Harmony ChorusTime: 7 p.m. Where: Naar Hall, United Church of Christ, 6
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Cause for hope at Grove Terrace


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR

The Grove Terrace Apartments
may be deserted this holiday season,
but hope pervaded the proceedings
Thursday as a selection committee
considered companies interested in
rebuilding the low-income housing
project.
"It's impressive for us here in
Venice to get this caliber of respons-
es," said Ben Bell, the HUD-appoint-
ed advisor to the Venice Housing
Authority, employed by MD Strum
Housing Services Inc.
"It shows us what the market" can
produce, said Mark Pritchett, a


selection committee member.
Five submissions, several involv-
ing partnerships, were received. The
applicants include nationally recog-
nized companies and one local
company and were characterized as
a far cry from an earlier VHA effort
that ended when a development
team pulled out from a planned
rebuild in 2006.
Serving on the selection commit-
tee were former mayor Fred Ham-
mett, a board member of Habitat for
Humanity South Sarasota County;
Pritchett, vice president for commu-
nity investment with Gulf Coast
Community Foundation of Venice;
Brian Meurs, CEO of the Com-


munity Housing Trust of Sarasota
County; Bell; and Joe Dalton, of
Babe's Plumbing and vice chair of
the VHA.
Committee members recused
themselves from voting when they
had intimate knowledge of the
applicants or their partners.
Four of five
Following the committee's review,
four of the five applicants will have
their submission forwarded to the
housing authority board for consid-
eration.
The only one that didn't make the

Please see HOPE, 5A


SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.com
Venice Housing Authority Selection Committee members
review submissions from developers Thursday to rebuild low-
income housing at Grove Terrace: Fred Hammett, left, Joe
Dalton, Ben Bell and Brian Meurs.


City code to



define 'family'


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR


The last time Venice City
Council reviewed a draft short-
term rental ordinance it said it
went too far by unintentionally
limiting rentals in multi-family
and commercial districts.
On Tuesday, council said the
draft didn't go far enough in lim-
iting the number of unrelated
family members who can occu-
py a residence, whether in a sin-
gle-family dwelling, condo or
apartment complex.
Council agreed to expand the
scope of services of its planning
consultant to include drafting a
definition of "family" that would
apply to all areas, not just single-
family zoning districts.
"Unrelated people living in a
unit ... longer than short-term
... has been raised" as an issue,
Mayor Ed Martin said.
"If we are going to have a def-
inition at all, (it needs to be) one
that is reasonable, defensible
and one that addresses an issue
we want to address," said
Council Member John Moore.
"We already (have) definitions of
family approved by courts. I
don't know why it would take a


whole lot of research to do."
Planning consultant Morris-
Depew Associates Inc. and out-
side counsel Andrea Zelman
agreed, but took time to caution
council about the legal ramifica-
tions of going down that path.
Zelman said the reason the
planning consultant didn't
broaden the definition of family
to apply to other zoning districts
was it was "focusing on the draft
short-term rental ordinance in
single-family districts," not the
entire city.
"(There) is so much litigation
over that term (family), I hate to
have the short-term rental ordi-
nance hung up over that term,"
consultant Dave Depew said.
Transient population
Council, which previously
said it had not given direction
for its consultant to go beyond
single-family districts, restated
its new intention to draft a sepa-
rate ordinance to include a defi-
nition of family that would be
applied to all areas of the city.
The review process for the new
ordinance will run parallel with
consideration of the draft short-

Please see CODE, 11 A


Commission debates

'green' plan issues


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR


In its last meeting before the
holidays, the Venice Planning
Commission set aside more
draft comprehensive plan poli-
cies to rework.
Thursday evening's workshop
was unusual in that it tackled
environmental sections of the
comp plan but for the most part
ignored recommendations made
by the city's Environmental Task
Force.
That was by design, it turns
out. Initially, advisory boards
were asked to make their recom-
mendations to the commission,
but later, said commission chair
John Osmulski, that was chang-
ed to allow the task force to
make its case directly to council,
bypassing the planning com-
mission.
It works the opposite way in
Sarasota County, where advisory
boards make their recommen-
dations to the planning com-


mission before they're forward-
ed to the board of county com-
missioners. Laurel Schiller, chair
of the city's Environmental Task
Force, sits on the county plan-
ning board.
Of all the advisory boards to
give input into the draft city
comprehensive plan, the En-
vironmental Task Force's recom-
mendations are by far the most
extensive and the boldest.
"Our task was to 'green' Ven-
ice," said Schiller, "and to work
on eco-tourism. Our policies
were directed in that manner."
The policies go far beyond
guidelines, imposing expensive
and tight land-use restrictions
far beyond what the planning
commission would likely ap-
prove.
The task force presented its
recommendations to the plan-
ning commission, presumably
for its consideration, but noted
the recommendations were di-

Please see GREEN, 5A


Feeding the hungry one cookbook at a time


"If you can't feed a hundred
people, then just feed one."
Mother Teresa
BY BROOKY BROWN
PROJECTS EDITOR

A deep faith, personal hard-
ships and a desire to give back to
her community inspired Paula
Caithness to publish a cookbook
to feed the hungry.
Her personal experience as a
young mother trying to feed her
two children drove her passion
and concern for hungry children
and their
families
in Ven-
ice.
"My
marriage
ended "Still, it wasn't making ends
and I had
no child
support,
but I did STAYING AFLOAT
have ade-
cent job at the time," she said.
"Still, it wasn't making ends
meet."'
She has one particularly vivid
memory of those years.


SUN PHOTO BY BROOKY BROWN
Paula Caithness holds her cookbook, "A Taste of Heaven To Benefit the
Hungry," which she wrote and published to help feed the hungry in Venice.
The rum cake on Caithness's counter is made from a recipe in the cook-
book.


"One night I picked up the
kids from daycare and went
home," she said. "I opened the
fridge and there were only
condiments in there. It's a visual
I'll never forget."
Paula grew up in a family
where there was always food on


the table and a roof over their
heads, so she didn't know about
agencies that feed the hungry.
"I borrowed the money that
evening to get food for the chil-
dren," she said.

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Venice City Hall will be closed Wednesday, Dec.
24, and Thursday, Dec. 25, in observance of the
Christmas holiday, and on Jan. 1 in observance of
New Year's Day.
Solid waste, recycling and yard waste will not be
collected on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Thursday cus-
tomers will have all materials, including recycling
and yard waste, collected on the following Monday.
Collection service will be as usual on Dec. 24.
All Sarasota County government offices,
including libraries, the history center and recre-
ation centers, will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24,
and Thursday, Dec. 25. All county offices will
reopen Friday, Dec. 26.
Residents who live in unincorporated areas of the
county will not have yard waste, recyclables or
garbage collection on Christmas, Thursday, Dec. 25.
For residents whose regular collection day is
Thursday, yard waste, recyclables and garbage will be
collected Friday, Dec. 26. For residents whose regular
collection day is Friday, yard waste, recyclables and
garbage will be collected Saturday, Dec. 27.
Because collection times vary, residents should
place refuse materials at the curb by 6 a.m. the day
of pickup.
Sarasota County's chemical collection centers
at 8750 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, and 250 South
Jackson Road, Venice, will be closed Wednesday,
Dec. 24, and Thursday, Dec. 25. The Citizen's
Convenience Center at 4010 Knights Trail Road,
Nokomis, will be closed Thursday, Dec. 25, but will
be open Friday, Dec. 26.
The landfill at 4000 Knights Trail Road,
Sarasota, will be closed Thursday, Dec. 25, but
open Friday, Dec. 26. The landfill administration
offices will be closed Dec. 24 and Dec. 25.
SCAT bus service will not be offered on
Christmas, Dec. 25. Two bus routes will operate on
reduced schedules on Wednesday, Dec. 24.
For more information, call 861-5000.


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County pitches $33 million for Orioles


BY JOHN HAUGHEY
STAFF WRITER


It's not the deal the Baltimore
Orioles wanted: $33 million for a $58
million project.
Sarasota County commissioners
refused to raise the tourism develop-
ment tax by a quarter-cent, essen-
tially offering the Orioles the same
deal the team rejected weeks ago.
After a hearing that featured 22
speakers 11 for, 11 against it
was apparent that the plan to gener-
ate up to $48.2 million by increasing
the bed tax a quarter-cent, and ded-
icating three-quarters of a cent to
the project, would not garner the
needed four votes.
Commissioner Joe Barbetta
would not support the deal because
of uncertainties about costs, financ-
ing and revenues.
"This price is too much," he said.
"I have to base my decision on factu-
al data, factual projections. I just
don't have that."
Barbetta had "serious concerns"
about the $58 million project, espe-
cially with the Tampa Bay Rays mov-
ing into a renovated stadium in
Murdock in February.
"Look at what is happening in
Charlotte County," he said. "They
have a $29 million deal with the
American League champions."
Barbetta voted for the revised


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deal in a 4-1 decision with Commis-
sioner Jon Thaxton dissenting.
Commission Chair Shannon
Staub, who supported the original
offer, apologized to the Orioles.
"I think you have a package rather
than just spring training," she said.
"It's really sad that we have taken
that and thrown it aside."
Orioles Executive Vice President
John Angelos would not offer any
timeline for resuming negotiations.
"We will consider their offer in
due course," he said.
Magnitude
The revised offer will not raise the
bed tax levied at hotels and rental
condos beyond the half-cent raised
last year to renovate Ed Smith Sta-
dium to retain the Cincinnati Reds.
Without the additional quarter-
cent, the revised proposal will gener-
ate between $33 million and $38
million.
Other uncertainties that doomed


the $48 million package included
the Sarasota City Commission's waf-
fle on its $5 million share, and con-
cerns about bond interest rates.
The higher the rate, the more
money bonds issued to finance the
project will cost to pay back.
The standard interest rate is 6.9
percent "right now," but the county
cannot pay more than 5.22 percent
to keep the proposal viable, As-
sistant County Administrator Dave
Bullock said.
More than 500 residents signed a
petition calling for a referendum on
the proposal.
County Attorney Steve DeMarsh
said the deal does not require a ref-
erendum because the county is not
borrowing money to be paid back
with property tax revenues.
Angelos said Orioles' spring train-
ing would contribute $36 million,
and Ripken's academy $17 million,
annually to the local economy. He
also said the deal provides up to $3.5
million in free advertising to pro-
mote Sarasota on the Orioles' Mid-
Atlantic Sports Network, which
broadcasts from Pennsylvania to
North Carolina.
"That recurring $53 million value
warrants a one-time investment of
some magnitude," he said. "The
annual return to the community far
exceeds the one-time investment."
jhaughey@sun-herald.com


Student ID badges on hold


BY AUDREY
BLACKWELL
STAFF WRITER
A student ID program
to enhance student safety
that was tested in county
schools last year has yet to
be implemented. The poor
economy is to blame.
"We have the equip-
ment to produce the
badges, but because of the
cost to print the cards and
purchase the lanyards, we
decided to delay it for a
year," said Darrell Reyka,
manager of school safety
and security.
Each student would get
two badges: one would
display the name of the
school and student's name
(first name only for ele-
mentary school students),
teacher's name and bar
code of the student's per-
sonal identification num-
ber, while the other would
use radio frequency iden-
tification to track students
on school buses.
The second card would
require a mechanical
reader on the bus to sense
the bar code number and
send the data back to the


district's server.
"The RFID tag for buses
presents a few more chal-
lenges technically," said
Scott Ferguson, district
communications special-
ist.
The program may be
resurrected for the 2009-
10 school year, but noth-
ing is certain while the dis-
trict looks at more budget
cuts for next year.
The two cards plus a
lanyard would cost $10.75
per student. The Dec. 12
enrollment figures show
41,998 students in the dis-
trict.
Faculty and staff all
wear identification badges
now, and vendors and visi-
tors are required to check
in at a school's administra-
tive office and secure a
temporary ID to wear
while on campus.
"In January we will
revisit the student ID
badges and should get
good direction," Reyka
said. "We will have a better
idea about the budget
then."
ablackwell@
venicegondolier.com


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POLICE BEAT


Venice Police
Department arrests
Steven Haislip, 26, 500
blockW Venice Ave. Venice.
Charges: grand theft of
motor vehicle, petit theft,
driving while license sus-
pended, canceled or
revoked. Bond: $1,370.
Christopher St. John,
49, 100 block E. Airport
Ave., Venice. Charges: DUI
(third or subsequent viola-
tion), driving while license
revoked (habitual offend-
er), no motor vehicle regis-
tration. Bond: $7,120.
Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office arrests
Steven Michael Zel-
azney, 23, 500 block
Crocus Road, Venice.
Charges: leaving scene of
accident with injury with-
out rendering aid, driving
while license suspended,
canceled or revoked.
Bond: $1,250.
Jason Lee Hammond,
35, 100 block Pops Lane,
Nokomis. Charges: con-
tempt (possession of con-
trolled substance without
prescription two counts).
Bond: $10,000.
Tony Jo Donson, 42,
500 block Sheridan Drive,
Venice. Charge: violation
of probation (burglary of
an unoccupied structure).


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Schools will offer an after-
school driver education
program starting Jan. 21.
The program will be
offered in all Sarasota
County high schools.
School officials said
that the program will
consist of six hours of dri-
ving and six hours of
classroom instruction in
all six high schools. The
program at Pine View will
also include a course of
54 hours of classroom
and six hours of behind-
the-wheel instruction.
Students who attend
the 54-hour Pine View
course will be eligible for
a half-credit as an elec-
tive course, school offi-
cials said.
"While the driver edu-
cation offerings will now
be after-school electives
rather than credit cours-
es, they meet the state's
requirement for offering
driver's education to
teenagers," said school
district spokesman Scott
Ferguson.
"We hope that all young
drivers in Sarasota County,
including students enrolled
in schools other than our
district public schools, will
now take advantage of the
program," he said.
The county school dis-
trict had canceled driver
education courses to save
money, Ferguson said.
When the classes were
offered as a for-credit
course it cost the district
$950,000 a year.
The new classes will be
mostly paid for using funds
from the Dor Slosberg
Driver Education Safety
Act, saving the district
about $850,000, Ferguson
said.
All courses will be
administered by Ault's
Driver Education Center,
they said.
The driver education
programs are open to all
private, home-schooled,
and public high school stu-
dents in Sarasota County,
officials said.
Registration forms may
be picked up at the nearest


local high school.
For more information
about the driver education
program, call Jim Clark,
supervisor for driver edu-
cation, at 927-9000, ext.
34111, or Ault's Driver
Education Center at 355-
4202 or 474-5125.


Bond: none.
Jason Owen Salter, 43,
700 block Old Albee Farm
Road, Nokomis. Charge:
domestic battery. Bond:
none.
Stuart Michael Wil-
liams, 18, 100 block Al-
mafie Drive, Nokomis.
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WEEKEND EDITION DEC. 20, 2008


GREEN from Page 1A


rected to council, not the commission.
Faced with that conflict, Osmulski
chose to address council's draft environ-
mental policies and ignore the task force's
recommendation.
Cursory review
Still, a number of commission mem-
bers brought up some of the task force's
concerns for discussion, but it didn't
adopt any of them.
One was a recommendation to
encourage city possession of damaged
coastal properties. To accomplish that,
the task force recommended a Post
Disaster Redevelopment Plan that
"includes a temporary suspension on
rebuilding not immediately needed for
the public health, safety and welfare.
During the building suspension, the city
can consider purchasing damaged prop-
erties or pursuing other mitigation
responses."
Also straying from the current draft
comp plan is a recommendation that any
redevelopment after a storm would be
required to meet current city ordinances
and regulations and "not negatively
impact native vegetation, beaches or
coastal dune systems."
Several planning commission mem-
bers objected to the recommendation.
Under other task force recommenda-
tions, all development in the city would
be required to be "green development" by
2010, defined as sustainable building and
development planning methods that
minimize impact on natural resources,
energy consumption, use of water, use of
raw materials and waste generation.
One of the more expensive recom-
mendations is a proposed requirement to
purify all runoff throughout the city.
"Putting this in our comp plan when
we haven't talked to the public about
this," said Osmulski, "is putting the cart
before the horse, again."
Native trees, plants
The planning commission pulled a
number of policies for more work and
recommended another to encourage
scheduled openings for Circus Bridge.
Commissioners objected to a draft
tree-protection policy that would require
every tree taken out to be replaced.
It would stop clear-cutting, Osmulski
said, and require forests.
"Are we requiring more to be put back
in than are being removed?" Osmulski
asked.
Yes, said Council Member Sue Lang,
the liaison to the commission. "That was
intent. (We) want to increase tree
canopy."
"It might be impossible to build if you
do that ... have to replace every tree taken
out," Osmulski said.
"I'm not comfortable with the expan-
siveness of this," said Commission
Member Sid Shrauger.
"We need to quantify that," said
Commission Member Greg Shanika.
The commission also pulled a draft
policy requiring removed trees and plants
be replaced with native Florida species.
"If you limit to native Florida plants,
you are eliminating 80 percent of plants
in Venice," said resident Marty Dover.
"Most landscaped trees in Venice are not
native to Florida.
"You are trying to eliminate the nox-
ious (plants), but not the desirable non-


native plants."
The commission agreed and directed
its consultant to incorporate the neces-
sary changes.
More airport objections
Venice resident and former Airport
Advisory Board Member Paul Hollowell
asked the commission to delete two poli-
cies that affect airport property.
"Both are not-so-subtle attempts on
the part of the city to take airport proper-
ty to the detriment of the airport and its
mission, and would be contrary to the
assurances that the city has made to the
FAA that they will not discriminate
against any aeronautical activity or take
any action that reduces the utility of the
airport," Hollowell said.
He was referring to a draft policy that
would designate the Lake Venice Golf
Club as a permanent recreation area,
while the another would make the airport
festival grounds a permanent fixture. It's
currently considered a temporary use.
Both policies were pulled for further
consideration.

"If you limit to native Florida
plants, you are eliminating 80
percent of plants in Venice.
Most landscaped trees in


Venice are not native to
Florida."
Marty Dover


Mining ops
Osmulski objected to draft policies on
mining operations and mining regulatory
oversight.
"Is this overstepping an interlocal
agreement?" he asked of Lang. "Is the city
going to take over (county) responsibility
for that (standards and oversight)?"
"(We) don't have adequate regulations
in place," Lang said. "Apparently, there is a
gap (that) needs to be worked out."
Lang said there needs to be better
enforcement.
"The city needs to talk to the county
about it and make a decision," Lang said.
"And our taxes will go up," Osmulski
said.
Circus Bridge
Osmulski scored a personal victory
after he chided city council for not doing
more to end traffic jams caused by
unscheduled openings of the Circus
Bridge.
"I've said (this) many times, and
nobody will do anything," he said. "You
get together with U.S. Coast Guard (like
they did at) Stickney Point Bridge" and
make a request for a schedule.
"The city would have to ask for that to
be done," he said.
Commission members agreed to add it
to the draft comp plan.
"I should have worn my Santa Claus
suit," Osmulski said. "That was my
Christmas present to the city ofVenice."
Following the holidays the planning
commission will move into what it's call-
ing "reconciliation meetings" to improve
the policies set aside for more work. The
first will take place Jan. 8 at 5 p.m. in
council chambers.
ggiles@venicegondolier.com


HOPE from Page 1A
cut was the local one, from
Brad Baker. He had offered
to buy out the failed VHA
planned development back
in 2006 but the offer wasn't
taken up.
Bell said Baker's Bramar
Development Inc. may
have "incorrectly read the
RFQ." Bramar scored 26.67
out of a possible 105 points
under the selection com-
mittee's criteria list.
"I think the people who
put this together have the
capacity, but they didn't
show it" in this RFQ, he
said.
Topping the list of can-
didates is Norstar/PriMer-
ica, of Tampa, which re-
ceived an average com-
mittee score of 101 out of
105 points. One of Nor-
star/PriMerica's partners
would be a local branch of
Kimley Horn and Associ-
ates, a planning group that
includes former city man-
ager Marty Black.
NRP Group/RGA Group
came in at 90.20, Telesis
Corp./Kadushin Associ-
ates Architects at 87.6 and
Core/Beneficial
Communities at 87.25.
Criteria considered were:
responsiveness to VHA's
request for qualifications;
approach and methodolo-
gy; organization and fi-
nancial capacity; technical
ability and viability; previ-
ous partnerships and Flor-
ida experience; and plans
to hire locally.
Bell said key was a will-
ingness on the part of
applicants to invest their
own resources into the
project, and assist VHA in
securing HUD funding, as
well as a commitment to
attempt to use local con-
tractors.
Land swap rejected
Off the table is a land
deal proposed by Venice
landlord Don O'Connell.


He offered to swap 6 ad-
joining acres in exchange
for 2-1/2 acres and the
existing buildings, which
he said could be rehabili-
tated.
In September VHA put
out a request for expres-
sions of interest for similar
swaps and received "sever-
al offers," according to
VHA Chair George Barr,
"with none showing any
substance."
"The board of commis-
sioners decided to move
on with its plan of demoli-
tion and redevelopment,"
Barr said.
The VHA board deter-
mined that the apart-
ments were substandard
and needed to be demol-
ished. Relocation of ten-
ants was completed by
September through a fed-
eral HUD voucher pro-
gram. There's no word on


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when the demolition will
take place.
Barr thanked the selec-
tion committee members
"for taking the time to
attend and witness this
historic undertaking by
theVHA."
"We are further ahead
than ever," he said.
"Good things come to
those who wait," said Dal-
ton. "Compared to what
we had before ... this is
unbelievable."
"There are some really
good proposals that give
your board a lot of good
options as it goes to the
next step," said Hammett.
'A lot better than what you
had to deal with several
years ago."
The VHA board meets in
January to consider the
selection committee's work.
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WEEKEND EDITION


GONDOLIER SUN EDITOR
BOB MUDGE
bmudge@venicegondolier.com


OPINION


OUR VIEW



Special fund recognizes soldiers' needs


Take the economic problems fac-
ing all Americans right now, and
then mix in the stress, dislocation
and re-entry issues experienced by
those returning home from war.
That gives us a little idea of the spe-
cial needs of the service men and
women currently deployed in the wars
in Iraq and Afghanistan and the recent
veterans of those wars.
That's why we were pleased to learn
about a new grant awarded to Gulf
Coast Community Foundation of
Venice that will be used to assist current
members of the military and veterans of
the two wars.
The California-based Iraq-Afghan-
istan Deployment Impact Fund has
funneled $5 million through GCCFV
one of three nonprofit organizations in
Florida to receive such money. The
foundation, in turn, will pass grants to


nonprofit veterans organizations in 25
counties, including Charlotte, Sarasota,
DeSoto and Hardee. Information is
available on the foundation's Web site
(www.gulfcoastcf.org) to guide local
organizations through the application
process.
The money will support members of
the military including National
Guard and Reserve units and their
families before and during deployment,
according to the Web site. It will be used
to support families when the service
member has returned and after dis-
charge. It may also be used to help
injured and disabled veterans of the two
wars and families of those who have
died.
"Military leaders have told us that
key needs among active-duty person-
nel, veterans and their families include
counseling for service members, (such


as) those dealing with post-traumatic
stress disorder and brain trauma, as
they integrate into society, and counsel-
ing for their families," the foundation's
Greg Luberecki told us.
Thankfully, the potential problems of
PTSD have been widely publicized in
the past five years, and more soldiers
seem willing to seek treatment. A Vet-
erans Administration center in Sara-
sota, for instance, deals specifically with
psychological disabilities like PTSD in a
nonhospital setting with counselors
and social workers. Counties have vet-
erans affairs offices that help vets navi-
gate the Veterans Administration sys-
tem.
But beyond health and disability
issues are those facing civilians. For ser-
vice members and recent veterans, and
economic issues may be compounded.
An in-depth story by the Bloomberg


News Service this spring addressed the
particular problems of foreclosures in
the military community, noting that
towns near military bases experiencing
a foreclosure rate four times higher than
the national average.
Foundation money may be used for
emergency financial assistance, finan-
cial counseling and mortgage relief,
Luberecki said.
It may also be used for job counsel-
ing and employment assistance. And
for families, it could provide child care
and transportation if none is available.
We're heartened to see the extra
effort extended to our service men and
women. The impact will likely be great-
est in the Tampa region, nearer than our
area to military bases. But the program
recognizes the need of those who
served our country oversees and the
debt we all owe them.


My


MARY KAY RUPPEL
COLUMNIST


Don't you just love this
time of the year? My
favorite part about it this
year is that it's almost over.
It has been the most
incredibly horrible year of
my life.
I hope that 2009 brings
a healthier economy, fewer
worries and woes, no more
spills and just a better year
all around.
Of course, I have my
special best wishes for the
following as well:
Publisher Bob Vedder
- a little Preparation H for
By's Crack.
Editor Bob Mudge a
little cheese to go with his
"Whine."
Vice Mayor Sue Lang -
a ticket home to Con-
necticut. It would save us a
lot of money and, after all,
the airport was here first.
Mayor Ed Martin the
perfect "consultant" to
solve the airport problems
that we never had before
he moved to Golden
Beach.
Developer Mike Miller
- appreciation and re-
spect instead of criticism
and carping.
All over-the-top envi-
ronmentalists the news
flash that global warming
and cooling are simply
summer and winter.
Tim Tebow, Florida Ga-
tors junior QB the right
to feel cheated because the
Heisman Trophy rules are
as confusing as the Elec-
toral College's. You were
better than the other QBs
and should have won
again this year.
Now, I'll spread my fairy
wings a bit.
State of Illinois voters -
a little light bulb that will
turn on over their heads in


the voting booth to distin-
guish the good guys from
the bad guys.
The big three automo-
tive executives an IQ
equal to their salaries (and
whatever you do, Santa,
don't let them mess with
your sleigh).
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin
- to wise up and not
waste her brains, looks
and innate talents on poli-
tics. Personally, I'd spend
more time at home with
hunka, hunka, hunka.
Laura Bush anything
your heart desires because
you have displayed more
grace and ease than any
First Lady I can think of.
Thank you.
Caroline Kennedy-
the throne she so richly
deserves excuse me, I
mean the soon-to-be-
vacated seat in the U.S.
Senate.
Soon-to-be-ex-Presi-
dent George W Bush -
the self-control not to
laugh hysterically at the
next presidential inaugu-
ration.
President-elect Barack
Obama the self-control
not to throw a shoe at
Bush's head during the
inauguration.
Famous Hollywood
director Steven Spielberg's
- his next film, to be
called "Close Encounters
of the Worst Kind," is all
about his personal deal-
ings with Bernie Madoff,
the perpetrator of the $50-
billion Ponzi scheme that
he shared with all of his
friends. With friends like
Bernie, who needs ene-
mies?
Washington Gov. Chris-
tine Gregoire a new
desk plaque to be placed
alongside her old one that
will read: Governor C---
ine Gregoire. That's for
anyone who is offended by
the word "Christ."
If I have left you out,
please forgive me. I'll of-
fend you some other time.

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


LETTERS FROM OUR READERS


At least keep them off the sidewalk


Editor:
It's that time of year again. More people are driving on
our roads.
If they were all safe drivers, that would not be a prob-
lem. However, a good number of these additional drivers
appear to lack courtesy, common sense and an under-
standing of basic rules of the road. Too many of these
drivers speed, drive through red lights and completely
ignore pedestrians and bicycle riders.
I have a handicap and, as a result, don't drive a car. For
most of the year I get around town riding my bicycle. But
with the influx of careless drivers, I feel threatened. I
have been cut off in the crosswalks and even while riding
on the sidewalk.
I have been taught the safety rules about bicycle rid-
ing and for most of the year have no problem. During
this part of the year I am afraid to ride my bicycle
because of the recklessness and impatience of these
dangerous drivers. I feel I'm being held hostage because
I can't get around town any other way.
I'm sure there are other bicycle riders and pedestrians
who feel the way I do. Is there anything that can be done
to increase safety in town? Or is that going to be lost
again until next spring?

Kristin Kirsch
Venice


Downtown is the
place to shop
Editor:
In these precarious eco-
nomic times, it is more
important than ever to
support our downtown
businesses.
We all love the conve-
nience and quaintness of
our downtown; thus, we
must do our part to pa-
tronize the merchants.
Have you walked down-
town Venice lately? New
shops and restaurants are
scattered throughout the
area. Have you visited the
arcade on Miami Avenue?
Before you say prices
are too high in our down-
town, check it out. Mer-
chants cater to individual
needs during the holidays,


for example, mailing and
gift wrapping.
Have you considered
being a "Downtowner"?
We are a group of volun-
teers who guide tourists to
that special shop or rest-
aurant that they can't
seem to find. We distribute
maps, flyers and event
notices to tourists.
This unique program
was organized under the
auspices of Venice Main-
Street Inc. and is staffed by
neighbors who enjoy and
want to maintain the
charm and stability of our
lovely downtown.
Interested? Call 485-
7436 or 488-3029.

Susie Zavodnyik
Venice


Blame the economy,
not the car makers
Editor:
Stating that the auto-
makers are not making
economical, environmen-
tally friendly, well-de-
signed cars is simply not
true if you look at the facts.
Ford outsold Honda by
more than 800,000 vehi-
cles and Nissan by 1.2 mil-
lion in the United States
last year. GM outsold Toy-
ota by about 1.2 million.
GM was the world's No. 1
automaker, beating Toyota
by 3,000 vehicles. Saying
that Detroit builds vehi-
cles no one wants to buy is
just not true.
Consumer Reports rat-
ed Ford high and on par in
quality with the Japanese
automakers. In 2009 Ford
has the Fusion hybrid on
target with 39 mpg, beat-
ing the Camry hybrid. To-
day the GM Malibu beats
the Accord at 33 mpg.
It is a reckless statement
to lump the entire auto
industry in with the finan-
cial collapse caused by the
secondary mortgage dis-
aster and the greed associ-
ated with the Wall Street.
Their bailout cost America
$700 billion dollars. The
automakers are asking 4
percent of the bailout
money to save American
jobs to save the Amer-
ican way of life.
The bailout will not
only save an industry but it
will prevent the backbone
of many families from col-
lapsing by losing more
than 2 millionjobs and bil-
lions in tax dollars. Col-
lapse of the auto industry


will end health benefits
and retirement benefits for
a million retirees, thus
burdening a nation that is
on the verge of collapse.
Once the big three are
gone, they will be gone for-
ever like every industry
that went overseas.

Susan Cairo
Ford retiree
Venice
Aviation event
was awesome
Editor:
Roger Jernigan and his
team held an awesome
free event at Venice Mu-
nicipal Airport on Dec. 6.
It attracted aviation
enthusiasts, seasoned pro-
fessionals, retired military
pilots and little children
enthralled with the magic
of flight.
It demonstrated the
good will and enthusiasm
of the entire airport com-
munity. It was education-
al, entertaining, thrilling
(some took rides in an
open cockpit bi-plane or
helicopter) and just plain
fun.
The event was well
coordinated, well staffed
and well attended. The
exhibitors brought a
wealth of experience and
information to the public.
People enjoyed flight sim-
ulators, antique aircraft,
military planes, experi-
mental aircraft, heli-
copters and models.
It was a proud day for
those of us who are dedi-
cated to the good work
that encompasses the
Please see LETTERS, 7A


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WEEKEND EDITION DEC. 20, 2008


Keep your chin up ... or head down


bare heads like a cloud-
burst on a July afternoon.
It's hard not to feel vulner-
able as the economic bot-
tom shakes and slides.
And it's not just me, I
figured, so I fished around
for professional guidance.


Jay Glynn, a mental-
health professional, knows
well that it's tough for
everyone, but his focus
was less on general inse-
curity than the growing
despair of those already in
free fall.


Anxiety can quickly shift
to depression, and then
people need real help.
But, he offered, make
sure to take care of your
needs and then try to re-
lax. Worry begets more
worry.


"Find things to get your
mind off your troubles," he
said. "If every time you
turn the news on, you get
bombarded, maybe it's
time to turn the news off."
Or skip dour newspa-
per columns?


"It's a rough time now,"
Glynn added. "Unfortun-
ately, it's not looking like
it'll go away quickly."

Steve Baumann is an
editorial writer for the
Englewood Sun.


Duck!
The sky is falling.
Keep your head down.
It's hard to escape that
feeling these days.
You can turn off the TV
skip the business section,
file the 401(k) statements
in the drawer unopened,
but you've got to leave the
house sometime.
On Sunday, our priest
announced weekly dona-
tions had dropped a third.
Layoffs were coming to the
church office. After the ser-
vice, a woman stood in the
parking lot with a sign that
read: "Unemployed. Need
money."
When I stopped by
Target a few days later to
buy Christmas presents for
the grandchildren, a man
approached outside and
asked for a dollar to catch
the bus to a free clinic. I
gave him the two singles I
had in my wallet.
At the checkout line, I
signed up for a store credit
card to save 10 percent. I
tapped out my address,
Social Security number
and general income infor-
mation on the electronic
pad then waited for the
OK.
Nope. Rejected. The
checkout lady said they'd
review my application and
get back to me in a week.
Tight credit is what they
call it.
It didn't stop there.
Driving north on U.S. 41
soon after, a man in a
blaze-orange vest held out
a white plastic bucket at a
busy intersection. A wom-
an on the southbound side
had one too, and both
were asking for food
pantry donations.
I was out of singles, but
managed to scrounge up
34 cents from the center
console. "God bless you,"
he said when I apologized.
Is the sky falling or
what?
I finally dropped by
another store. While pay-
ing, the woman at the reg-
ister took a call and said,
"OK, no problem," into the
receiver.
Then she turned back
to me: "That's a woman
who had to cancel a wine-
tasting because she lost
her job." It was the second
cancellation this week.
Sure, it was only a wine
tasting. There are worse
things, like losing your job.
The clerk told me her
husband had been laid off
twice in the past year, but
recently found another
job, and a good one.
"Around here?"
"There's nothing around
here," she said. "He has to
travel."
Duck!
I really don't want to
sound like a bummer -
honest and maybe it
was just a bad day or a bad
week. But sometimes the
individual drips of this
"economic crisis" con-
verge on the top of our


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They are good people
doing a superb job for the
Venice community.

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8A
DEC. 20,2008
WEEKEND EDITION


SOUTH COUNTY RECORD


Im l im 1


* Capital One Bank USA, NAv. Kenneth
E. Hodge: between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Capital One Bank USA, NAv. Tatyana
Suprun: between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Capital One Bank USA, NAv. Amber E.
Tull: between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Capital One Bank USA, NAv. Kono T
Jackson: between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Capital One Bank USA, NAv. Patricia
Irias: between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Capital One Bank USA, NAv. Helen
Soja: between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Capital One Bank USA, NAv. Mary A.
Jacobs: between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Capital One Bank USA, NAv. Christina
E. Pearce: between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Capital One Bank USA, NAv. Adrienne
Sollecito: between $500.01 and $2,500.
* American General Finance, Inc. v.
William R. Werner and Diana Werner:
between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Capital One Bank USA, NAv. Troy R.
Williams: between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Eric J.
Deschene: between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Michael
K. Freetage: between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Sterling Property Management v. Debra
A. Williams: between $2,501.01 and
$5,000.
* Chase Bank USA, NA v. Jan P
MacNamara: between $500.01 and
$2,500.
* Century Bank, FSB v. Sarah A. Winne:
between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Midland Funding, LLC v. Kerrianne
Horvatin: between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Midland Funding, LLC v. Kim Vokes:
between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Michael H. Feldman v. Stacie Caspari:
between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Pinnacle Credit Services, LLC v. Martin
D. Bulaw: between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Pinnacle Credit Services, LLC v. Carl R.
Knittle: between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Antonio A. Bianchi v. Auto City of
Sarasota, Inc.: between $2,501.01 and
$5,000.
* Capital One Bank USA, NAv. Colin
Kelly: between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Midland Funding, LLC v. Larry
Mahaney: between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Englewood Community Hospital, Inc.
v. Mona M. MacLean: between $500.01
and $2,500.


* Fawcett Memorial Hospital v. Robert L.
Scott: between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* LVNV Funding, LLC v. Robert M. Loar:
between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Bank of America, NAv. Amanda H.
Kerrick: between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Arrow Financial Services, LLC v. Helen
Daugherty: between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Discover Bank v. Lowell G. Sellers:
between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Mercury Insurance Co. of Florida v.
Flagship Towing and Richard T. Williams:
between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* John Deiss and Lisa Dorflinger v. Sherri
Schroeder and Mike Schroeder: between
$500.01 and $2,500.
* Robert Libutti v. Thomas Ochwat:
between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Coast Pump & Supply Co., Inc. v. PC
Miller Lawnmasters, LLC: between
$500.01 and $2,500.
* Coast Pump & Supply Co., Inc. v.
Irrigation Masters of South Florida, Inc.
and Michael R. Belyea: between $400.01
and $2,500.
* Coast Pump & Supply Co., Inc. v. Easy
Water, Inc. and Bradley O. Berdon:
between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Shirley
Carr: between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Florida Rainware Supply, Inc. v.
Zachary Grove Gutters, Inc., Zachary B.
Grave, and Allison B. Grave: between
$2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Capital One Bank USA, NAv. Jan
Alexander: between $2,501.01 and
$5,000.
* Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Margaret
Eidorowicz: between $2,501.01 and
$5,000.
* Chase Bank USA, NAv. Leah R. Eash:
between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Capital One Bank USA, NAv. Brian E
Cox: between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Capital One Bank USA, NAv. John
Nelson: between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Citifinancial, Inc. v. Jesse R. Bell:
between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Cach, LLC v. Rosalba Jimenez: between
$2,501.01 and $5,000.
* SunTrust Bank, NA v. Christopher K.
Hudson: between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Capital One Bank USA, NAv. Kevin P
Barber: between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Capital One Bank USA, NAv. J. Giler:


between $500.01 and $2,500.
* LHR, Inc. v. Brenda J. Challender:
between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Mary T. McLellan v. Todd D. Mullins:
between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Capital One Bank v. Helen Topping:
between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Arrow Financial Services, LLC v. Jassan
Stoeckel: between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Hann Financial Services Corp. v. Alexis
M. Evans: between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Thomas Kelly, Richard Bradway, Robert
DeBoer, and Charles Hodges v. James A.
Bogen and Nancy C. Bogen: between
$2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Dyco Water Systems v. Stephen L.
Guzman: between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Atlantic Credit & Finance, Inc. v.
Milagros Velasquez: between $2,501.01
and $5,000.
* SunTrust Bank, NAv. Martha E. Craner:
between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Crown Asset Management, LLC v.


* Robert Lee Scott and
Tamie Jean Burns
* Michael K. Miller and
Susan A. Magdalena
Otalora Ramirez
* Brendan Wise Strum and
Holly Michele Sherwood


George L. Leonard: between $2,501.01
and $5,000.
* Unifund CCR Partners v. Brian L.
Vought: between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* North Star Capital Acquisitions v. Anna
Molda: between $500.01 and $2,500.
* North Star Capital Acquisitions v.
Steven L. Kelm: between $500.01 and
$2,500.
* Unifund CCR Partners v. Lynda A.
Alexander: between $100 and $500.
* North Star Capital Acquisitions v.
Justine Mackie: between $500.01 and
$2,500.
* Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Marcela
M. Tisera: between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Capital One Bank USA, NA v. Allison E.
Smith: between $500.01 and $2,500.
* Chase Bank USA, NAv. Patricia A.
Sands: between $2,501.01 and $5,000.
*Capital One Bank USA, NAv. Shawn
McCauley: between $2,501.01 and
$5,000.


* Wayne Roger Aupperly
and Zhao Yujing
* Remo Adalfo Loyal and
Nancy Smith Allen
*Vincent Lamar Stani-
shewski and Julia Marie
Bregenzer


* Brian Frederick Fischer
and Gabrielle Joy Walms-
ley
* Gregory Martin Swat
and Sharon Marie Hav-
rilka


Di vore pettios Dec.


* Leslie B. Miller v. Frederick Miller
* Richard Kimmick v. Loretta Kimmick
* Brian Goodfriend v. Pamela Goodfriend
* Charleen Patricia Kelleher v. Donald
Robert Kelleher
* Carlene Lee Pedroso v. Randolph


Pedroso
* Frederick R. Lathwood v. Eileen
Lathwood
* Margot A. Baker v. John W Baker
* Charles Howard Davis v. Caryn Nicole
Davis


I anrptis I


The following have filed
petitions with the United
States Bankruptcy Court
for the Middle District in
Tampa.
SARASOTA COUNTY
Andrew Martin Bado-
lato, PO. Box 930, Osprey
Dec. 9. Chapter 13. 08-
19609.


Richard D. Clute, 1600
Rossanne Place, Engle-
wood. Dec. 4. Chapter 13.
08-19344.
Floyd L. Davidson,
6940 Halliwell St., North
Port. Dec. 10. Chapter 13.
08-19682.
Jeffrey H. Doyle, 3677
Caballero Ave., North Port.


Dec. 4. Chapter 13. 08-
19352.
Sean P. O'Brien, 3899
Crittendon St., North Port.
Dec. 4. Chapter 13. 08-
19339.
Beverly A.Phillips, 433
Driftwood Road, Venice.
Dec. 8. Chapter 13. 08-
19482.


Keep Sarasota
County Beautiful
honored

For the seventh consec-
utive year, Keep Sarasota
County Beautiful has re-
ceived a President's Circle
Award from Keep America
Beautiful, the nation's
largest volunteer-based
community action and
education program.
Keep America Beautiful
was established in 1953
and has a network of near-
ly 1,000 affiliates and part-
ners. Sandra Washington
has led the local Sarasota
County affiliate for more
than 20 years.
According to Washing-
ton, KSCB received the
award because of its ongo-
ing training schedule, its
active board, conducting
an annual litter index and
calculating a cost-benefit
ratio for the program.


Michael J. Wolpmann, MD, FACOG, FACS
Board Certified Fellow, American College of Surgeons
. Annual Exams, Bladder Control Problems, Menopause,
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COUNTY CALENDAR
Nocounty meeingsarescheduledforthe
week of December21 -December27,
2008.
APPUCATION CLOSING DATE: Open
Until Riled
Advisory Board: CommunityAction
Agency Board (CAAB).
Infomaion: Healt and Human Serices,
RikJimson, 941-861-2564.
E-mail: rjimison@scgov.net
APPUCATION CLOSING DATE: Open
Until Filled
Advisory Board: Health Facilities Auhoriy
& Industial Development Revenue Bond
Ciens Advisory Conmittee.
Information: Offceof Finan Planning,
Richard Gleitsman, 941-232-6112.
E-mail: rgleisman@sgov.net
APPUCATION CLOSING DATE: Open
Until Filed
AdvisoryBoard: HtoricalCommission
Information: Sarasota County History Center,


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


Jeff LaHurd, 941-861-6090.
E-mail: jlahurd@sogov.net
APPUCATION CLOSING DATE: Open
Until Filled
AdsoryBoard: KeepSarasotaCounty
Beautiful Advisory Board (KSCBAB)
Infomaion: Environmental Seres, Sandra
Washington, 941-861-5399.
E-mail: swashing@scgov.net
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: Open
Until Filled
Advisory Board: Neghborhood Iniacve
GrantAviory Committee
Information: Planning and Development
Services, Vicie French, 941-861-5145.
E-mail: vfmnch@scgov.net
APPUCATION DEADLINE: Jan. 2,2009
Advisoy Board: OspreyRevitalizon
Committee
Information: Planning & Development Ser-
vices, Brenda Canales, 941-861-5148.
E-mail: ckohatsu@scgov.net
APPUCATION CLOSING DATE: Open
Until Filled
Advisry Board: ParksAdiory and Recr
action Council (PARC.)
Information: CommunitySerices, Kim
Lance, 941-861-5469.
E-mail: Idance@scgov.net


APPUCATION CLOSING DATE: Jan.
14,2009
AdvioryBoard: PublicFadlitiesFinancing
Advisory Board (PFFAB)
Inflation: Planning & Development
Services, Gene Engman, 941-861-5140.
E-mail: gengman@sogov.net
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: Open
Until Filed
Adisoy Board: Sol Waste Management
Citizens Advisory Board
Infmation: Sold Waste Management, Lois
Rose, 941-861-1532.
E-mail: lase@scgov.net
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: Open
Until Filed
AdvisoryBoard: SEUAC(Stoimwaler
Environmental Utility A sory Committee)
Information: Environmental Services, Susan
Gray, 941-861- 0900.
E-mail: sgray@scgov.net


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WEEKEND EDITION DEC. 20, 2008


LET 'EM HAVE IT: WHAT'S YOUR TOP NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION FOR 2009? CALL US AT 207-1111.


Sore losers are hindering council


Foolishness. It is a positive, not a negative, when city
council members know each other before and after an
election. It seems that any opportunity to hinder Venice
City Council from doing its job makes the members easy
prey for costly lawsuits without any final objective. Sue
Lang is our representative on this Venice City Council
and doing a fine job in all matters of concern including
the airport, city growth control and abiding by the
Sunshine Law in spite of the frivolous accusations by the
loser element of the city. Venice voters are aware of what
these insiders had been doing and voted them out of
office. Now we have to put up with all this foolishness
instead of doing city business. There is nothing wrong or
unethical in living near the airport or having concerns
about the airport. That's why we elected Sue Lang to the
council.


No handout. Bail out
the automakers? I say no.
If I were the head of the


three large automakers in
the United States, I would
call in the union heads


and say, "Gentlemen, we
have two choices. One, we
can go under and your
pension will be zero. Those
five cars that you get from
such a huge discount from
each of the automakers,
each and every year, are
going to go away.
Or, we can renegotiate
contracts and bring us into
the realm of reality with re-
tirement pensions, health
care and a host of other
things that are not avail-
able to anyone else in the
United States.
To expect common,
everyday people to prop
up these organizations by


way of bailout with gov-
ernment monies isjust not
going to happen, and we
should not expect that."
On the plus side.
Tougher rules about things
being handed out at pa-
rades should not be an
issue. My husband and
two other people are re-
sponsible for putting on
this parade every single
year. They have never got-
ten any recommendation
or accolades from your
paper or from Bob Vedder.
It's never in your paper,
and it needs to be in your
paper.
The holiday parade that
happens the Saturday
after Thanksgiving needs
to be publicized more. I
notice that you do a lot of


publicizing for the boat
parade, but there's never
anything in the paper
about these wonderful
people who put this pa-
rade on every single year.
They give it their all. I think
you need to put some-
thing positive in about the
holiday parade.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Informa-
tion about the parade ap-
peared several times, includ-
ing a note with a map on the
front page of the Nov. 29 edi-
tion. There was a crowd
photo on the front page of
the Dec. 3 edition, and more
photos are in a gallery in the
Spotted feature at www.
veniecgondolier.com.
Shame. The big three
automakers are in finan-
cial trouble as a result of


Americans buying foreign
autos, namely Japanese.
This will cost the Amer-
ican taxpayers a lot of
money to bail them out.
This hurts our country.
People should be asham-
ed to buy and drive these
cars, the Hondas, Toyotas
and so forth. Remember
Pearl Harbor.
Where? The paper said
that the plastic bags that
are on our newspapers
can be recycled. How do
we recycle them? Do we
put them in the blue bin?
I'd like to know.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Unfor-
tunately, neither Venice nor
Sarasota County accepts
newspaper bags for recy-
cling. Some stores accept
the bags, though.


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 estate and the date
of the decedents Will and any
Codicils are April 1, 1996.
The names and addresses of
the personal representative
and the personal representa-
tive'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 713.78. Vehicle @
Campbell's Towing & Recov-
ery Service 2040 Cornell St,
Sarasota, FL 1. 1994 Chev
C1500 Pk Whi
1GCDC14Z6RZ111541. On
1/5/2009 at 9:00 am at Above
Address, FL
PUBLISH: December 20, 2008
NOTICE OF PUBLIC
AUCTION
The following vehicle/vessel(s)
will be auctioned for unpaid
towing & storage charges only,
per FS 713.78. Vehicle @
Jimmie's Firestone 6025 S
SR53, Madison, FL 1. 1994
Mitz 3000GT 2D BIk
JA3AM54J5RY001988. On
1/5/2009 at 9:00 am at 171
S Jackson Rd Venice, FL
PUBLISH: December 20, 2008

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Johnson's Towing of Venice
gives Notice of Foreclosure
of Lien and intent to sell
these vehicles on
01/07/2009, 09:00 a.m.
at 604 Tamiami Trail N,
Nokomis, FL 34275-
2137, pursuant to subsec-
tion 713.78 of the Florida
Statutes. Johnson's Towing
of Venice reserves the right
to accept or reject any
and/or all bids.

-1992 OLDSMOBILE
1G3HY53L1N1830440
- 2000 CADILLAC
1G6KD54Y4YU278918
-1999 CHEVROLET
1Y1SK5286XZ408345

PUBLISH: December 20,
2008

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Johnson's Towing of
Venice gives Notice of Fore-
closure of Lien and intent to
sell these vehicles on
01/14/2009, 09:00 a.m.
at 604 Tamiami Trail N,
Nokomis, FL 34275-
2137, pursuant to subsec-
tion 713.78 of the Florida
Statutes. Johnson's Towing
of Venice reserves the right
to accept or reject any
and/or all bids.

-1994 CHEVROLET
2G1FP32SOR2217364
-1998 HONDA
JHLRD284XWC010074


19 NOTICE OF
AUCTION

- 2008 MAZDA
JM1BK12F681796012

PUBLISH: December 20,
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, FL
1. 1985 Ford Tempo 4D Bge
1FABP22X9FK249216. On
1/5/2009 at 9:00 am at 171
S Jackson Rd Venice, FL
PUBLISH: December 20, 2008


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
MILDRED E. CANNIZZO,
a/k/a MILDRED EMILIA
CANNIZZO,
a/k/a MILDRED CANNIZZO,
Deceased.

File No. 2008-CP-19989-SC
Division: Probate

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of MILDRED E. CANNIZZO,
a/k/a MILDRED EMILIA
CANNIZZO, a/k/a MILDRED
CANNIZZO, deceased, whose
date of death was November
18, 2008, and whose Social
Security Number is XXX-XX-
0177 is pending in the Circuit
Court for SARASOTA County,
Florida, Probate Division; the
address of which is Karen E.
Rushing, Clerk Probate
Department P.O. Box 3079,
Sarasota, FL 34230-3079.
The names and addresses of
the personal representative and
the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE IS DECEMBER 20,
2008.

Personal Representative:
GORDON M. DEUTSCHER
913 Wexford Blvd.
Venice, FL 34293

Lori Wellbaum Emery, Esq.
Wellbaum & Emery, P.A.
Attorneys For Personal
Representative
686 North Indiana Ave, Ste A
Englewood, FL 34223
(941) 474-3241
Florida Bar No. 0071110
PUBLISH: December 20, 27,
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


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 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
HENRY WILLIAM FITZELL,
Deceased.

File No. 2008-CP-19921- SC

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of HENRY WILLIAM FITZELL,
deceased, whose date of death
was November 29, 2008,
and whose social security num-
ber is XXX-XX-XXXX, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for
SARASOTA County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address
of which is P.O. Box 3079,
Sarasota, Florida 34230.
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 the
decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT 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 20, 2008

Personal Representative:
Sharon Fitzell Bridge
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 20, 27,
2008

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

IN RE: Guardianship of
ALEXANDER AVGERINOS,
A Minor,


20 NOTICETO
CREDITORS

NC

NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the aforesaid Ward in the
aforesaid Guardianship in the
aforesaid Court whose address
is 2000 Main Street, Saraso-
ta, Florida 34237 will enter-
tain a Petition For Discharge
filed upon the grounds of
change of domicile of the Ward
filed by JOAN E. ZINK who is
both the foreign and domicillary
guardian and whose address is
listed below and whose attor-
ney is RANDALL C. CONCEL-
LO, ESQ., whose address is
listed below, will apply for a Dis-
charge on or after February
18, 2009 and thereafter juris-
diction of the Ward will be trans-
ferred to the foreign jurisdic-
tion.
Any objections must be in writ-
ing and state with particularity
each item which is objected to
and the grounds on which the
objection is based and said
objections to the Final Petition
for Discharge shall be filed with-
in the latter of thirty (30) days
from the date of service of the
Petition For Discharge or the
date of the first publication of
the Notice; and that within nine-
ty (90) days of the filing of the
objection a Notice of Hearing
must be served or the objection
is abandoned.
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE IS DECEMBER 20,
2008.

JOAN E. ZINK, Guardian
400 Red Fox Road
Columbus, NC 28722

Attorney for Guardian:
RANDALL C. CONCELLO, ESQ.
P.O. BOX 243
Sarasota, Florida 34230
Tele: (941)-955-1591
Fax: (941)-351-2259
FBN 0126661
PUBUSH: December 20, 27,
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
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


File No. 2006-GA-010186- IN RE: ESTATE OF


20 NOTICETO
CREDITORS

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

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
DORIS M. MARKER,
Deceased.

File No. 2008-CP-19773- SC

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of DORIS M. MARKER,
deceased, whose date of death
was October 24, 2008, and
whose social security number
is XXX-XX-1517, is pending in
the Circuit Court for SARASO-
TA County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is 2000 Main St., 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


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

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 20, 2008

Personal Representative:
RICHARD L. MARKER
4246 Summertree Rd
Venice, FL 34293

Attorneys for Personal
Representative:
KANETSKY, MOORE &
DeBOER, P.A, 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 20, 27,
2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROBERT F. MCGUCKIN,
Deceased.
File No. 2008-CP-19821-SC
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of ROBERT F. MCGUCKIN,
deceased, whose date of death
was August 4, 2008, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for
Sarasota County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 3079,
Sarasota, FL 34230-3079.
The names and addresses of
the personal representative and
the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this Notice is December 20,
2008

Personal Representative:
Colleen J. Babcock
1750 Scottsdale Avenue
Columbus, OH 43235
Raymond E. Miller
Attorney for Colleen J.
Babcock
Florida Bar No: 0115596
218 Harbor Drive South
Venice, Florida 34285
Telephone: (941) 488-9641
PUBLISH: December 20, 27,
2008
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


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

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. 0. 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
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
IRENE RENTON, A/K/A
MARILYN RENTON,
Deceased,

File No. 2008-CP-18564-SC

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of IRENE RENTON, A/K/A
MARILYN RENTON,
deceased, whose date of death
was JUNE 1, 2008; File
Number 2008-CP-18564-


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

SC, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Sarasota County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 4000
South Tamiami Trail, Venice,
Florida 34293. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against 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 INSECTION
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 20,
2008

Personal Representative:
JOSEPH S. RENTON
130 East Cook Avenue,
Apt. 209
Libertyville, Illinois 60048

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

PUBLISH: December 20,
27, 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 address-
es of the Personal Representa-
tive and the Personal Represen-
tative'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 PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN 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





WEEKEND EDITION DEC. 20, 2008


CODE from Page 1A

term rental ordinance.
In some cases home
rentals were advertised to
hold up to 16 people in a
small three-bedroom
home with the garage con-
verted into a fourth bed-
room.
The new ordinance
could affect some busi-
nesses, such as road con-
struction companies and
home builders, which
have been known to rent
homes for workers on
short-term projects.
"I don't think we're try-
ing to get into morality
here," said Martin later. It's
about "how can you deal
with a ... transient popula-
tion. That was behind
some of the concern."
The draft ordinance,
eliminating resort rentals
for less than 28 days in
length in single-family res-
idential zoning districts, is
designed to put an end to
the home rentals that resi-
dents first complained
about four years ago.
The city is already in lit-
igation with Jacksonville
businessman Steve Milo
over its plan to phase out
short-term rentals over a
12-month period.
Four years ago Milo
bought about 20 homes
on and near the island to
rent on a weekly, some-
times daily, basis. Neigh-
bors said they feared the
constant flow of unknown
individuals around their
homes.
Uncharted
On Tuesday, the con-
versation centered around
whether the amortization
schedule drafted to phase
out the rentals could with-
stand litigation. A court
reporter, presumably re-
quested by Milo, was in
attendance.
Council could have
simply banned the rentals
outright, but chose instead
to phase them out to "treat
people fairly," said Martin.
Martin directed Morris-


Depew and Zelman last
month to find authority
supporting its draft amor-
tization schedule.
They couldn't find any.
"I understand in some
ways we are dealing with
uncharted waters," Martin
said. "So, we are going to
make case law."
Also troubling was Zon-
ing and Planning Director
Tom Slaughter's statement
that he was unable to
obtain Brevard County's
backup data on how it
came up with its amortiza-
tion schedule.
The city's draft short-
term rental ordinance is
based largely on Brevard
County's new code, which
is also being litigated.
Depew said Brevard
County was not satisfied
the data it collected would
support a six-month
amortization, something
council asked the consul-
tants to explore.
'Sound, rational'
Instead, Depew con-
ducted his own research
on rental properties al-
ready identified in Venice.
Using acquisition costs
and the average cost of
improvements owners
typically put into a new
rental, he came up with an
amortization schedule to
phase out short-term
rentals.
The amortization can
be extended by a special
master if a property owner
can prove he or she spent
more than $12,000 in con-
verting the home to a
rental, according to the
draft ordinance. Ultimate-
ly, however, these land-
lords will be required to go
out of business.
"I believe that is sup-
portable," Depew said.
The downside is the
amortization schedule
doesn't try to take into con-
sideration income pro-
duced by such rentals.
"We just looked at costs
associated with making it
into a rental unit," Depew
said.


"I would be surprised if
those in the short-term
rental industry wouldn't
come to you and argue the
flip side, and offer an
amortization schedule"
that included other costs,
Zelman said. She defend-
ed Depew's approach as
"sound, rational."

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venicegondolier.com


SUN FILE PHOTO
Council has given the go-
ahead to a draft short-term
rental ordinance and will
decide later how many unre-
lated adults can live in a
single-family home.


HUNGRYfrom Page 1A
Paula and her children
made it through that time.
Today she is married to
Mark Caithness and life
has improved dramatical-
ly.
"Mark takes really good
care of us and works hard,
and I'm able to stay home
now and write this book,"
she said.
"I'm extremely grateful
for what I have, but I
haven't forgotten that long
ago night, the empty re-
frigerator and my hungry
children," she said. "That's
the reason I wrote the
book."
It's somewhat of a fami-
ly affair since Mark be-
lieved in Paula's mission so
much that he paid to pub-
lish the book.
A Taste of Heaven
Paula decided she
wanted to make a differ-
ence in the lives of those
who are hungry in Venice
by providing an opportu-
nity for many people to
feed them.
She enlisted the help of
her family and friends to


share their recipes and
compiled them into a cook-
book, A Taste of Heaven To
Benefit the Hungry."
The cookbook is free
and it comes with a dona-
tion envelope addressed
to the Salvation Army in
Venice.
"Any amount is appre-
ciated," Paula said.
Giving a donation is
strictly on the honor sys-
tem. Pick up your free
cookbook and in the pri-
vacy of your home decide
how much your donation
will be.
"It is just so incredible
that Paula would go to all of
that trouble and expense
and then just donate it all to
us," said Capt. Heidi Farrell
of the Salvation Army.
"Paula and her family help-
ed serve Thanksgiving din-
ner here, too."
Paula had learned
about the Salvation Army's
after-school program and
wanted to contribute to it
even before her cookbook
was published. Some-
times she drops off snacks
for the children.


"Stephanie (Rasley)
works there and she told
me the snacks and the
food the Salvation Army
feeds the children is for
many of them the only
meal they have all night
long," Paula said. "Their
parents just don't have
money for food."
Rasley is director of the

TO BUY THE
COOKBOOK
"A Taste of Heaven
To Benefit the Hungry" is
available at the following
locations:
Caithness
Construction, 2440
North Tamiami Trail,
Nokomis (two blocks
north of R.V. World).
Pawprints
Essentials, 1512, U.S.
41 Bypass (near
Starbucks in Venice).
The Island
Gourmet, 201 W. Venice
Ave., Venice.
Sarasota Porsche,
5005 South Tamiami
Trail, Sarasota.


Salvation Army Commun-
ity Center in charge of its
after-school and summer
programs.
"I call Paula my angel,"
she said. "Every month she
just slips in here and drops
off snacks for my kids."
Rasley said her program
tries to meet all the needs
of the children. Some-
times they need things
other than food, such as
shoes or a jacket.
"I do this job to give
back," she said. "I was a
single mom and the Sal-
vation Army was always
there for me."
Paula never forgets that
time in her own life.
"I will always be grateful
and thankful for that time
and the things I learned,"
she said. "Now, I want to
raise as much money as
we can for hungry chil-
dren and their families."

"If you want to elimi-
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12A
DEC. 20, 2008
WEEKEND EDITION


SPORTS


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


n SPORTS SHORTS
i 8HS MA 18 pS- BOYSBASKETBALL
Indians Niaul COugars 601 O
IC0 1 BURTON BROTHERS SINK SARASOTA: Clay
and Trey Burton led Venice with 21 and 17

GAME SUMMARY points, respectively, as the Indians defeated
GAME SUMMARY Wcounty-rival Sarasota High School 70-46


Dec. 19
CARDINAL MOONEY (19)
Nugent 0-3 1-2 1,
Whitacre 0-4 3-4 3, Bartlett
3-6 0-0 7, Mattera 1-4 0-0 2,
Stokes 2-6 0-0 4, Stansell 1-
4 0-2 2, O'Connell 0-1 0-0 0,
Everton 0-2 0-2 0, Totals 7-
30 4-10 19.
VENICE (60)
Jutras 5-9 0-0 12, C.
Burton 1-2 0-0 2, T Burton
3-4 0-1 6, Grant 4-5 0-0 8,
Tellor 2-3 6-11 10, Smither
2-5 0-1 4, Christian 2-6 1-1
5, Hackett 3-4 0-2 6, Revels
1-3 1-1 3, Flerlage 2-2 0-1
4, Totals 25-43 8-17 60.
Cardinal Mooney 10 0 8 1--19
Venice 22 20 9 9--60
3-point goals Cardinal
Mooney 1-6 (Barlett 1-3,
Whitacre 0-1, Mattera 0-1,
O'Connell 0-1), Venice 2-11
(Jutras 2-5, Smither 0-1,
Christian 0-2, C. Burton 0-
1, T. Burton 0-1, Grant 0-1).
Rebounds Cardinal
Mooney 13 (O'Connell,
Stokes 3), Venice 20 (Tellor
5). Fouled out Whitacre.
Technicals None. Total
Fouls Cardinal Mooney
13, Venice 11.


BY TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR

All but one player drained at
least one field goal. All but two
came down with at least one
rebound. Venice High School
head basketball coach Steve
Cavallaro preaches the team
concept ad nauseam, but it
paid off big in the Indians' 60-
19 win over Cardinal Mooney
High School Friday.
"Not a lot went wrong. We've
got really good team chemistry
and great leadership," Cavallaro
said as he began to once again
praise captains Kyle Jutras and
Trey Burton. "It shows when
they weren't really pleased with


SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.com
Venice High School's Kyle Jutras makes a layup in Friday night's game against Cardinal Mooney.


the way they played in the first
quarter."
Venice (6-0) forced nine
Cardinal Mooney turnovers,
committed none of their own
and led 22-10 after one quar-


ter. They weren't satisfied with
that, so they decided to shut
out the Cougars (2-8) in the
second. The Indians led 42-10
at halftime.
Jutras and Matt Tellor, start-


ing his first game for Venice
after transferring from Cardinal
Mooney, ledVenice with 12 and
10 points, respectively. Coaches

Please see MAUL, 13A


VHS GIRLS BASKETBALL


Freshmen battle for boards, Indians win


GAME SUMMARY
Dec. 18
LAKEWOOD RANCH (53)
Guadalupe 2 0-0 4, Diaz 1 6-6 8,
Shamble 5 2-3 12, Kraemer 4 0-1 8,
Lindsey 6 3-3 16, Goodale 2 1-2 5.
Totals 20 12-15 53.
VENICE (62)
Walchle 4 4-6 13, Craft 1 0-0 2,
Revels 3 0-0 6, Jutras 0 0-0 0, Butler 1
0-0 3, Vasilevskaya 4 2-2 10, Johnson 0
0-0 0, Cavallaro 10 5-7 28, Hackett 0 0-
00. Totals 23 11-15 62.


Lakewood Ranch
Venice


12 7 19 15 -53
13 17 17 15 -62


3-point goals Venice 5 (Cavallaro
3, Walchle, Butler), Lakewood Ranch 1
(Lindsey). Rebounds Venice 39
(Revels 14), Lakewood Ranch 21
(Lindsey 6). Fouled out None.
Technicals None. Total fouls -
Lakewood Ranch 13, Venice 17.


SPORTS BRIEFS
Christmas basketball camp
Sports director Joe Whelton of the
South County Family YMCA in Venice
hosts a youth basketball camp for boys
and girls in grades one-eight Dec. 29-31.
Cost is $45. The boys camp runs morn-
ings 9 a.m.-noon. The girls camp runs
afternoons 1-4 p.m. Register at the
Venice YMCA or call 492-9622 for more
information.
School's Out
Holiday Volleyball Camp
Venice Middle School volleyball
coaches Gary Halbert and Joe DiGiacomo
host a volleyball 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


BY TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR

Hannah Revels and Laura Hackett are
sure to be pulling down rebounds for
many years at Venice High School.
The freshman tandem has already
combined for 118 boards here at the
halfway point of the season. That's
about 10 per game. They don't necessar-
ily think of it as a competition, but
they're definitely keeping score.
With 14 rebounds, an individual sea-
son-high for the Indians, Revels took a 66-
52 lead over Hackett in Thursday's 62-53
win over Lakewood Ranch High School.
"I don't make it a competition
because we're a team, but I'm excited
that I got 14 rebounds," Revels said.
Hackett, who pulled in three rebounds
Thursday, told head coach Bruce
Reichenbach that she would be gunning
for 15 in Venice's next game. It could be
enough to put her back on top.
Regardless of who wins the rebound
war this season, this team will benefit


accepted for the 22nd annual Holiday
Baseball Clinic. The clinic is for ages 7-18
and will be held Dec. 26-27. Session one
runs 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for ages 7-12 at
Chuck Reiter Park. Session two runs 2
p.m.-5:30 p.m. for ages 13-18 at theVenice
High School baseball complex.
The Holiday Baseball Clinic is operat-
ed byVenice native, former major leaguer
and current NewYork Mets minor league
hitting coach Jack Voigt. Other local pro-
fessional and amateur coaches and play-
ers will help teach the fundamentals of
hitting, defense and pitching.
Registrations are available at Total
Athlete in the Venice Village Plaza, The
Bank ofVenice on Nokomis Avenue South
or at www.holidaybaseballclinic.com.
Registrations must have been received by
Dec. 17 to guarantee a T-shirt. Late regis-
trations will be accepted. For more infor-
mation, call 416-5100 or visit www.
holidaybaseballclinic.com.


from the play of its freshmen. The Lady
Indians' third starting freshman, Juliana
Cavallaro, leads the team in scoring with
nearly 21 points per game. Cavallaro
paced Venice (6-5, 5-3 in 5A-12)
Thursday night with a season-high 28
points on near-50 percent shooting from
the field.
Two other Venice players, juniors
Kirsten Walchle and Emily Vasilevskaya,
reached double digits in the game with
13 and 10 points, respectively.
The Indians built a 30-19 halftime
lead after limiting the Lady Mustangs
(5-7, 2-5 in 5A-12) to seven points in the
second period. Lakewood Ranch, led by
Breanna Lindsey with 16 points, actual-
ly outscored the Indians 34-32 in the
second half. But Venice held on for the
seven-point win.
Venice hosts Bishop Verot High
School Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Verot
defeated the Indians 62-54 in the season
opener.

tmiller@venicegondolier.com



GOLF RESULTS
LAKE VENICE GOLF CLUB
Nov. 11
Bay Indies Tuesday Mens 18H (2-3-4 on 6-6-6): 1.
Jim Schneider, Gene Paltrineri, Wil Wetzel, John
Degon; 2. Jerry Ertl, Dave Kent, Ed Demello, Gilles
Bertran; 3. Dennis Corcoran, Ed Handlin, Doug
Williams, Joe Gagnon.
Nov. 14
MGA (QP): 1. +11 Don Hummel, Bob Lytel,
Roland Bosse, Larry Bellos; 2. +7 Dan Kilbane,
Don Nixon, Carl Gaites, Bob Copas; 3. +6 Mike
Tomanio, Mike Rafferty, Farrell Harding, Hal Sanders.
Nov. 17
Monday Group (QP): 1. +12 Ken Gholson, Bob
Saladin, Don Hummel, Gene Brown; 2. -1 Moe
Marceau, Randy Pait, Earl Legge, Jim Stortz.
Individuals Don Hummel +10; Jim Nestor +6; Moe
Marceau +3; Bob Saladin +3.
Nov. 17
Bay Indies Mens 9H (LN): Flight A: 1. Gerry Ertl 38; 2.
Mike Rafferty 38. Flight B: 1. Jim Lantz 34; 2. Jim Himes
36. Flight C: 1. Chris Davel 31; 2. Gerry Rudniski 33.
Nov. 19
Bay Indies Ladies 9H (ones 1/2 handicap): Flight
A: 1. Nicole Bertrand 20; 2. Louise Drouin 22. Flight
B: 1. Joan Moss 19; 2. Janet Holmes 26. Flight C: 1.
Bea Miller 19; 2. Sandra Kent 21.


Thursday.
The Indians (5-0) held Sarasota to just four
points in the second quarter while running off to
a 36-15 halftime lead. The Sailors mounted a
short-lived comeback in the third quarter before
Venice posted 21 fourth-quarter points to
secure the blowout win.

VENICE (70)
Christian 7, Jutras 10, C. Burton 21,T.
Burton 17, Hackett 2, Grant 9, Revels 2,Tellor
2.
SARASOTA (46)
Anderson 6, Gutierrez 9, Rosaro 4,
Hochstetler 6, Weigard 5, Tart 4, Eddins 6,
Hurley 2, Halliway 4.


Venice 18 18 13 21
Sarasota 11 4 15 16


BOYS SOCCER
STRUGGLES CONTINUE: Venice extended
their losing streak to eight games with a 4-1
loss at Riverview High School Thursday. The
Indians have struggled since the loss of scoring
leader Joey Carlin (clavicle) on Nov. 26.
In fact, Venice has not yet played a district
match with a fully healthy lineup. In addition to
Carlin, Andrew Cheblina and D.J. Hansen have
also missed time due to injuries. Hansen
recently returned to action, but the Indians suf-
fered another setback with the loss of Stephen
Ferretti (hip flexor) earlier this week against
Southeast High School.
"Hopefully this winter break will do us some
good" Venice head coach Seth Jones said.
The Indians will take some time off before
returning to the field Jan. 6 against Port
Charlotte at Powell-Davis Stadium.

Venice 1
Riverview 4

GIRLS SOCCER
INDIANS KO RAMS: The Lady Indians won
a hard-fought, physical match against Riverview
4-1 Thursday at Powell-Davis Stadium.
Senior Andria Thomas, sophomore Tori
Bolyard, junior Tina Trujuc and sophomore Dana
LaRocque each scored goals for Venice.
Freshman Jenna Deurst put the lone score
on the board for the Lady Rams.
A first-half fight resulted in one red card for
each team. Bolyard exchanged punches with a
Riverview player before both were ejected. Each
player must serve at least a one-game suspen-
sion.
At the last home game of the season, Venice
took time to honor its seven seniors: Ariel
Young, Myra Jenkins, Andria Thomas, Emily
Cremisio, Ashley Kaiser, Nelly Donets and Maria
Sloan.

FIRST HALF 1, Venice, Andria Thomas. 2,
Venice, Tori Bolyard. 3, Venice, Tina Trujic.
SECOND HALF 3, Riverview, Jenna Deurst.
4, Venice, LaRocque.

Riverview 0 1 1
Venice 3 1 4

DREAD-NOTS: Even without their two lead-
ing scorers and one starting defender, the Lady
Indians put it to Lakeland High School 4-0 in
Friday's Sarasota Girls Soccer Holiday Classic
opener.
Forwards Dana LaRocque and Tina Trujic sat
out with minor injuries and defenderTori Bolyard
served a suspension following a red card in
Thursday night's match with Riverview High
School. In their stead, freshman Kelly White
came through with two goals. Alyssa Tresch and
Myra Jenkins each added one.
The Indians take on Miami Killian High
School Saturday at noon. A win there would put
Venice in the tournament championship match
Saturday at 5 p.m.

FIRST HALF 1, Venice, Kelly White.
SECOND HALF 2, Venice, Alyssa Tresch. 3,
Venice, Myra Jenkins. 4, Venice, Kelly White.

Venice 1 3 4
Lakeland 0 0-0

GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING
VENICE SWEEPS SOUTHEAST, SARASOTA:
The Lady Indians captured first place in five
weight classes and scored in all but three on
their way to a tri-meet win over Sarasota and
Southeast high schools Thursday at Venice High
School.
"Every week they just get better and better,"
said Venice head coach Nancy Tessier.
Venice (4-2) placed third at a five-team
meet a week ago.

TEAM STANDINGS 1.Venice 45; 2.
Sarasota 29; 3. Southeast 24.
VENICE WINNERS 101 Aubrey Court 65-
80-145. 110 Halee McGraw 100-90-190.
129 Kara Dooling 130-135-265. 139 -
Gianna Barnett 145-135-280. 154 Emily
Daniels 115-115-230.





WEEKEND EDITION DEC. 20, 2008


Viking cheerleaders earn regional, national honors


STAFF REPORT


Three divisions of the Venice
Vikings Pop Warner Football and
Cheer Organization finished their
seasons with high honors.
The Junior Pee Wee division
Knights, Pee Wee division Lancers
and Midget division Warriors all
placed highly in conference and
regional competition. The Knights
and Lancers took fourth and eighth,
respectively, in a national competi-
tion at Disney's Wide World of Sports
after both took second place in the
Southeast regional competition.
The Warriors placed second in the
Peace River Conference and third at
the Southeast regional competition.
The Lancers won the Peace River
Conference championship.
* Knights: Taylor Provencher, Lisa
Detert, Ashley Kot, Elizabeth Lee,
Jillian Totten, Karson Kirvin, Sydney
McLaughlin, Heather Braswell, Jana
Goetz, Kayleigh Garbrandt, Bailey
Plumbley, Joy Jacobs, Caitlyn
Atwell, Madison Tucillo, Ashley


COURTESY PHOTOS
The Venice Viking Knights
Thomason, Valentina Rodriguez,
Tanner Gauthier and Logan
Balsinger. Coaches: Courtney
Osborne, Monica Underwood,
Tammie Greenwald, Breanna
Totten and Deziree Clevenger.
* Lancers: Madison Andrews, Kelsey
Behler, Elizabeth Billings, Katelyn
Braswell, Amber Breuer, Lily
Carmicheal, Kylie Cheek-Aten, Jordan
Cunningham, Teresa Deniro, Juliet
Deschler, Stephanie Detert, Anna
Gokey, Samantha Grosee, Jazlyn
Heiligh, Tori Hoff, Shelby Ingram,
Katherine Laurin, Morgan Meadows,


Devon O'Brien, Mary Pietraniec,
Cassidy Redmond, Camila Rodriguez,
Alexandria Scappatura, Lauren
Scarry, Gabrielle Smith and TaraVoigt.
Junior Coaches: Jenna Kot, Lindsey
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Wallace. Coaches: Amanda Davis,
Megan Alps, Melinda Provencher,
LisaVoigt and Debbie Moran.
* Warriors: Danielle Benedict, Kayla
Braham, Casey Brown, Shelby Casey,
Brittany Detert, Paytion Eberling,
Emily Galarza, Marina Garcia-
Estrada, Gretchen Gokey, Devyn
Hetman, Taylor Hill, Lindsey Johnson,
Amanda Kempf, Kristen Lemay,
Shelly Long, Natalie Markos, Michelle
Meerman, Marissa Pembroke, Noel
Roberts, Emily Rogers, Sydney Roper,
Skylar Sellitti, Breanna Steffani, Kelsie
Stubbs, Sydney Thinnes, Caitlin
Thomason, Chandler Truelove, Cassie
Underwood and Alexis Weiss. Junior
Coaches: Jessica Grubbs, Taylor
McLaughlin and Emilie Roper.
Coaches: Cheryl Thinnes, Jackie
Detert, Christine Lemay and Tanya
Weiss.


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made the decision to start Tellor
based on his ability to pick up the
team's system.
"Matt's been working hard for us
and we thought we'd give him a shot
to start," Cavallaro said.
Nobody else reached double digits,
but four of five starters were done by
halftime. Only Tellor, who finished
with a team-high five boards,


remained in the game. He was fin-
ished by the start of the fourth quarter.
Cavallaro used the opportunity to
get quality minutes for his bench.
Michael Smither, Zach Christian,
Reilly Revels, Stefano Cavallaro and
Zach Flerlage saw more action than
they're accustomed to and respond-
ed with a combined 16 points and
eight rebounds. They shut down the


Cougars, giving up just nine points
in the second half.
"We just keep adding facets to our
game and that's only going to make
us tougher to beat down the road,"
Cavallaro said.
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rival Southeast High School Tuesday
at 7:30 p.m.
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have to be complicated. Use the recipes and
tips provided here or log on to publix.com.


Original Recipe 99
Dinner Rolls,2-Count ...........
Baked fresh in the Publix Bakery, these tender rolls
are the perfect accompaniment to special meals.
Warm them up in the oven to take them to the
peak of irresistibility, 12-oz pkg.
SAVE UP TO .50


For a 4 1/2-lb rib roast (8 servings)
prepare roast following recipe instructions;
begin the roast about 3 hours before
you would like to serve.


Idaho or Red Potatoes .........299
Whether they're mashed, scalloped, or twice-baked,
potatoes remain unsurpassed for their simple,
straightforward appeal-not to mention their
versatility. Be sure to incorporate them into
your holiday meal, 5-lb bag
SURPRISINGLY LOW PRICE


About 45 minutes before your roast is done,
begin preparing scalloped potato recipe. If your
family and guests are hungry, prepare some
appetizers with Publix Deli Artichoke
and Spinach Dip and Ritz Crackers.


Sterling Vintner's 99
Collection W ine ...... .....
From California's Napa Valley to your holiday table.
This ruby-red Cabernet Sauvignon will complement
your rib roast perfectly, 750-ml bot.
SAVE UP TO 5.00


Birds Eye Frozen Off
Vegetables ............. ff
Assorted Varieties, 8 to 32-oz pkg.
or Corn On The Cob, 4 or 12-ct. pkg.
SURPRISINGLY LOW PRICE


Publix Half & Half...
16-oz ctn.
SURPRISINGLY LOW PRICE


Standing Rib Roast ................ b
This elegant meal centerpiece will impress all who behold
it-and taste it. Because it's Publix Premium Certified
Beef, the quality comes through in every tender bite.
SAVE UP TO 4.00 LB


.99


Kraft or
I Seven Seas
Dressing.. ........ree
S Assorted Varieties, 16-oz bot.
i4 or Good Seasons, 14-oz bot.
Quantity rights reserved.
SAVE UP TO 3.27


Kraft /400
Shredded Cheese.. 400
Or Crumbles or Cubes,
SAssorted Varieties, 8-oz pkg.
SAVE UP TO 3.18 ON 2


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Publix 240
Grated Cheese........ 400
100% Parmesan, 8-oz cont.
SURPRISINGLY LOW PRICE


HERB-CRUSTED
RIB ROAST
Prep and Cook: 3 hours
(Makes 8 servings)
1 (3-4 rib) standing rib roast (4 1/2 Ib)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic
3 sprigs fresh parsley (rinsed)
1/3 cup plain bread crumbs
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

1. Preheat oven to 325F. Season roast on all sides
with salt, pepper, and garlic. Place roast on rack in
13- x 9-inch baking dish (wash hands). Bake 1 1/2
hours. Meanwhile, chop parsley coarsely. Combine
in small bowl with bread crumbs and rosemary; set
aside.
2. Remove roast from oven; coat with mustard and
then bread crumb mixture. Bake 1 more hour or
until internal temperature reaches 145F (medium-
rare) up to 170F (well-done). Use a meat ther-
mometer to accurately ensure doneness. Let roast
stand 10-15 minutes; slice and serve.


All recipes:Publix Aprons" Simple Meals


PUBLIC

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CHRISTMAS DAY,

DECEMBER 25


We're taking the day off so
our associates can spend time
with their families and loved ones.
We will be open until 7 p.m. on
Wednesday, December 24 and regular
store hours on Friday, December 26.

Publix will be open until 10 p.m.*
December 17-23. *Unless regular
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Remove your roast from the oven when your meat
thermometer-inserted into the thickest part
(not touching bone or fat)-reaches 135oF or desired
temperature. Complete potatoes and begin to bake.


After you've removed your roast, transfer it
to a carving board and cover loosely with foil.
Let it stand 10-15 minutes before slicing.


Prepare herbed peas. When potatoes are
done, use residual heat in the oven to warm
rolls for dinner and pie for dessert.
Slice rib roast and serve.


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Salad Blend.............. Fr ee Walnut Pie ..................................
Balance out a rich holiday meal with a cool, crisp fresh Made with fresh apples, sweet raisins, and rich walnuts,
green salad. This makes it easy: no washing, drying, this all-natural classic pie will sweeten your holiday
or tearing of lettuce leaves required, 5 to 12-oz bag experience, 43-oz size
Quantity rights reserved. SAVE UP TO 1.20
SURPRISINGLY LOW PRICE


SCALLOPED POTATOES
Prep and Cook: 45 minutes
(Makes 8 servings)


cooking spray
3 medium potatoes (rinsed)
1 tablespoon water
1 1/2 cups half-and-half
1 cup shredded mild Cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup shaved Parmesan cheese


1. Preheat oven to 325F. Coat 2-quart shallow baking
dish with spray. Peel potatoes; slice thinly and place
in microwave-safe bowl with water. Cover and mi-
crowave on HIGH 7-10 minutes or until tender when
pierced with a fork.
2. Meanwhile, place half-and-half in medium sauce-
pan; heat on medium 5-7 minutes or until warmed.
Whisk in remaining ingredients (except Parmesan
cheese); cook 34 minutes, stirring occasionally, or
until cheese melts.
3. Remove from heat; stir potatoes into cheese sauce.
Pour mixture into baking dish; top with Parmesan
cheese. Bake 20-25 minutes or until cheese melts
and sauce bubbles around edge. Serve.


Publix Premium 2 00
Ice Cream........................
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of ice cream. Achieve the ultimate in a-la-mode indulgence
with our very own-made with pride in the Publix dairy plant,
half-gal ctn.
SAVE UP TO 2.58 ON 2


HERBED PEAS *
Prep and Cook: 10 minutes
(Makes 8 servings)

16 ounces frozen green peas
1 tablespoon water
1/2 cup Caesar salad dressing
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning herb paste

1. Combine peas and water in microwave-
safe bowl. Cover and microwave on HIGH 7
minutes or until thoroughly heated.
2. Drain peas and return to bowl; stir in
remaining ingredients. Serve.


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The centerpiece of the traditional holiday feast
is a succulent, fully cooked turkey. It comes with
delicious dressing, mashed potatoes, rich turkey
gravy and cranberry orange relish. Our side dishes
simply require baking before serving. Turkey must
be heated, per instructions prior to serving,
10-12 Ib, serves 7-10.
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14A SU NEWSAPERSWEEKED EDITON --EC.-2,-200


Preparing a special holiday dinner doesn't
have to be complicated. Use the recipes and
tips provided here or log on to publix.com.


Original Recipe 99
Dinner Rolls,2-Count ...........
Baked fresh in the Publix Bakery, these tender rolls
are the perfect accompaniment to special meals.
Warm them up in the oven to take them to the
peak of irresistibility, 12-oz pkg.
SAVE UP TO .50


For a 4 1/2-lb rib roast (8 servings)
prepare roast following recipe instructions;
begin the roast about 3 hours before
you would like to serve.


Idaho or Red Potatoes .........299
Whether they're mashed, scalloped, or twice-baked,
potatoes remain unsurpassed for their simple,
straightforward appeal-not to mention their
versatility. Be sure to incorporate them into
your holiday meal, 5-lb bag
SURPRISINGLY LOW PRICE


About 45 minutes before your roast is done,
begin preparing scalloped potato recipe. If your
family and guests are hungry, prepare some
appetizers with Publix Deli Artichoke
and Spinach Dip and Ritz Crackers.


Sterling Vintner's 99
Collection W ine ...... .....
From California's Napa Valley to your holiday table.
This ruby-red Cabernet Sauvignon will complement
your rib roast perfectly, 750-ml bot.
SAVE UP TO 5.00


Birds Eye Frozen Off
Vegetables ............. ff
Assorted Varieties, 8 to 32-oz pkg.
or Corn On The Cob, 4 or 12-ct. pkg.
SURPRISINGLY LOW PRICE


Publix Half & Half...
16-oz ctn.
SURPRISINGLY LOW PRICE


Standing Rib Roast ................ b
This elegant meal centerpiece will impress all who behold
it-and taste it. Because it's Publix Premium Certified
Beef, the quality comes through in every tender bite.
SAVE UP TO 4.00 LB


.99


Kraft or
I Seven Seas
Dressing.. ........ree
S Assorted Varieties, 16-oz bot.
i4 or Good Seasons, 14-oz bot.
Quantity rights reserved.
SAVE UP TO 3.27


Kraft /400
Shredded Cheese.. 400
Or Crumbles or Cubes,
SAssorted Varieties, 8-oz pkg.
SAVE UP TO 3.18 ON 2


'p


Publix 240
Grated Cheese........ 400
100% Parmesan, 8-oz cont.
SURPRISINGLY LOW PRICE


HERB-CRUSTED
RIB ROAST
Prep and Cook: 3 hours
(Makes 8 servings)
1 (3-4 rib) standing rib roast (4 1/2 Ib)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic
3 sprigs fresh parsley (rinsed)
1/3 cup plain bread crumbs
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

1. Preheat oven to 325F. Season roast on all sides
with salt, pepper, and garlic. Place roast on rack in
13- x 9-inch baking dish (wash hands). Bake 1 1/2
hours. Meanwhile, chop parsley coarsely. Combine
in small bowl with bread crumbs and rosemary; set
aside.
2. Remove roast from oven; coat with mustard and
then bread crumb mixture. Bake 1 more hour or
until internal temperature reaches 145F (medium-
rare) up to 170F (well-done). Use a meat ther-
mometer to accurately ensure doneness. Let roast
stand 10-15 minutes; slice and serve.


All recipes:Publix Aprons" Simple Meals


PUBLIC

WILL BE CLOSED

CHRISTMAS DAY,

DECEMBER 25


We're taking the day off so
our associates can spend time
with their families and loved ones.
We will be open until 7 p.m. on
Wednesday, December 24 and regular
store hours on Friday, December 26.

Publix will be open until 10 p.m.*
December 17-23. *Unless regular
store hours are later.


14A SUN NEWSPAPERS


WEEKEND EDITION DEC. 20, 2008




WEEKEND EDITION
DEC. 20, 2008


CONTACT US
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FEATURES EDITOR
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Air Force Senior
Airman Nina M. Adam
is a member of the 9th
Reconnaissance Wing.
Beale Air Force Base,
Calif. The wing is
equipped with the
nation's fleet of U-2
and Global Hawk
reconnaissance air-
craft and associated
support equipment.


helps


seat Air Force U-2


"The U-2 and Global Hawk are important because they are the silent protection for the United States."


PHOTOS COURTESY OF
BRIAN FERGUSON
A U-2 reconnaissance air-
craft is about to land. A sec-
ond U-2 pilot in a specialized
vehicle "chases" the aircraft
to provide radio input for alti-
tude and runway alignment.
"- The U-2 is a high-altitude,
S multi-intelligence reconnais-
sance aircraft. It can fly above
70,000 feet, provides near-real-
--. time imagery and signals intel-
ligence to war fighters and
national authorities in support
of the war on terror.






Intelligence analysts at Beale
Air Force Base, Calif., continu-
ously receive images taken over
Iraq and Afghanistan. The
images are sent via satellite from
the Global Hawk and U-2.












Flight physiology technicians
check the pressure of a U-2 pilot's
space suit before he takes to the
sky at Beale Air Force Base, Calif.







Maintenance technicians inspect the
cooling system of a satellite at Beale
Air Force Base, Calif.


BY DONA FAIR
GUEST WRITER

The extremely tight security surrounding the remote
Beale Air Force Base in northern California seems out of
place for one woman stationed here, the daughter of a
Venice couple. Earth-tone buildings with high-tech gad-
getry are tucked into an area more fit for rattlesnakes and
coyotes than for the men and women who call this place
home.
Air Force Senior Airman Nina M. Adam, daughter of
Tony and Denise Guzzo, of Venice, is a member of the 9th
Reconnaissance Wing, responsible for the Air Force's high-
altitude reconnaissance mission with the ability to provide
high-quality imagery from the far reaches of Earth's atmos-
phere.
Airmen at Beale work with the U-2 manned and Global
Hawk unmanned reconnaissance aircraft that provide
commanders and other decision-makers with near-real-
time, high-resolution imagery. Adam is a personnel readi-
ness technician with the 9th Force Support Squadron.
"I am a personnelist and I am the hub of deployments.
Everyone deploying goes through me for in-processing,
out-processing, orders and accountability," explained the
1999 graduate of Venice High School and 2008 graduate of
the University of Phoenix. "As a readiness technician, I ser-
vice the entire base."
Pilots at Beale routinely fly the U-2 at altitudes of more
than 70,000 feet, requiring them to wear pressurized suits
similar to those worn by NASA astronauts. The low-han-
dling characteristics and special landing gear requires crit-
ical runway alignment handled by a second pilot in a spe-
cialized vehicle, making the U-2 one of the world's most
difficult aircraft to fly and land.
The newest aircraft in the high-altitude reconnaissance
arsenal is the Global Hawk, an unmanned aircraft that can
fly at an altitude of 65,000 feet and speeds of up to 400 mph.
The aircraft can provide imagery of more than 40,000 nau-
tical square miles about the size of Illinois all within a
24-hour period.
For Adam, who has been in the service for nearly three
years, both aircraft represent an edge that makes the mis-
sion at Beale one of the Air Force's most important.
"The U-2 and Global Hawk are important because they
are the silent protection for the United States," she said.
Beale Air Force Base is located about an hour north of
Sacramento, in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains,
an area that is semi-arid, rugged and desolate.
"Beale is only a couple hours from some of the greatest
cities in the world. The only place where I can ski down the
mountain and play a round of golf the same day," Adam
said.
Life may be a bit remote for the men and women at
Beale charged with the important mission of high-altitude
reconnaissance, but when they think about those "cus-
tomers" on the battlefields in Iraq or Afghanistan and the
firefighters battling infernos raging throughout California
forests, they say they feel it's a small price to pay.


A Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehi-
cle waits to taxi for takeoff at Beale
Air Force Base, Calif.The Global Hawk
provides Air Force and joint battlefield
commanders near-real-time, high-reso-
lution intelligence, surveillance and
reconnaissance imagery to fight the
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Walk For Wishes to help children with life-threatening diseases


FROM MAKE-A-WISH
FOUNDATION
The Make-A-Wish
Foundation of Central and
Northern Florida, Sun-
coast Region Sarasota
announces the first Walk
For Wishes will be Sat-
urday, Jan. 17, at Payne
Park starting at 9 a.m.
Teams will compete to
see who can raise the
most money to grant the
wishes of children with
life-threatening medical
conditions. Participants
will enjoy a great day of
fun and fundraising with
complimentary food and
beverages, prizes and
much more. Families, cor-
porations and schools are
all encouraged to partici-
pate. Each walker has the
opportunity to receive a T-
shirt, bracelet, blanket,
beach towel, picnic basket
and pedometer depend-
ing on the level of monies
raised.

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COURTESY GRAPHICS
Joey Page, an 18-year-
old singer from Orlando,
will join the walk. He will
be available to sign auto-
graphs and take photos
with fans. He is most pop-
ularly known by his hit
song "Who I Am," which
reached number 12 on the
Radio Disney top 30
countdown. He has
shared the stage with
many of today's most
popular acts, such as The
Jonas Brothers, Jesse
McCartney, Jordin Sparks,
Corbin Bleu and Jordan
Pruitt.
For more information,
to register to walk or for
sponsorship opportuni-
ties, visit www.sarasota
walk.wishcentral.org or
contact Michelle Butler,
regional director, at 952-
9474, michelle.butler@
suncoastwish.org.
The Make-A-Wish
Foundation grants the
wishes of children with
life-threatening medical
conditions to enrich the
human experience with
hope, strength and joy. It
is the largest wish-granti-
ng charity in the world,
with 67 chapters in the
United States and its terri-
tories and 23 international
affiliates on five conti-
nents. It began April 29,
1980, when a 7-year-old
boy named Chris Greicius
realized his dream to
become a police officer.
Many of those responsible
for fulfilling Chris's wish
wanted to do the same for
other children, which led
to the formation of the
Make-A-Wish Foundation.
With the help of gener-
ous donors and more than
25,000 volunteers, the
Make-A-Wish Foundation
has granted more than
161,000 wishes to children
around the world.
In the Sarasota area, 11
wishes have been grant-
ed.
The Make-A-Wish
Foundation accepts refer-


rals from the child, a par-
ent or legal guardian, or a
medical professional
treating the child. This is
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SATURDAY, DEC. 20
Hanukkah dinner
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Where: Jewish Center of Venice, 600 Au-
burn Road, Venice
Notes: There will be dancing and a band.
Cost: $25 each
Call: 484-2022
Children's Christmas party
Time: noon-2 p.m.
Where: Italian American Club of Venice,
1375 Ringling Drive, Venice
Notes: This annual party is open to the
public for children up to 12 years old
with their families. There will be refresh-
ments, games, face painting, balloon ani-
mals and music.
Call: 493-6344, Linda
Square dance
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Where: Woodmere Park, 3951 Woodmere
Park Blvd., Venice
Notes: Buttons & Bows ofVenice enter-
tain; plus/rounds.
Call: 496-8516 or 484-8543
Christmas concert
Time: 3-4 p.m.
Where: Centennial Park Gazebo, West
Venice Avenue, Venice
Notes: Venice Worship Chorale invites all
to enjoy the music, refreshments and
nostalgia; directed by Beresford Powell.
Call: 492-6346
Food distribution
Time: 9:30-11 a.m.
Where: Christ United Methodist Church,
1475 Center Road, or Epiphany Ca-
thedral, 310 Sarasota St., Venice
Notes: SHARE (Self-help and resource
exchange) will have grocery pick-up for
December and registration for January. A
SHARE package contains a variety of
frozen meats, fresh produce and other
staples with a retail value of $35-$40.
Cost: $18 (in cash or food stamps) and
two hours of volunteer service
Call: 223-5049 (CUMC); 484-3505
(Epiphany)
Food distribution
Time: 9-10:30 a.m.
Where: Trinity Presbyterian Church, 4365
State Road 776, Venice
Notes: SHARE will have grocery pick-up
for December and registration for
January. A SHARE package contains a
variety of frozen meats, fresh produce
and other staples with a retail value of
$35-$40.
Cost: $18 (in cash or food stamps) and
two hours of volunteer service
Call: 493-1057
Food distribution
Time: 9-11 a.m.
Where: Calvary Chapel of Nokomis, 602
Albee Farm Road North, Nokomis
Notes: SHARE will have grocery pick-up
for December and registration for
January. A SHARE package contains a
variety of frozen meats, fresh produce
and other staples with a retail value of
$35-$40.
Cost: $18 (in cash or food stamps) and
two hours of volunteer service
Call: 483-4583
Humane Society thrift store sale
Where: 656 South Tamiami Trail, The
Rialto, Venice
Notes: A 20 percent-off sale on donated
white tag items will be held, and people
can look for animals looking for a "furev-
er" home.
Call: 480-9811
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 American night
Time: 5-9 p.m.
Where: American Legion, 1770 E. Venice


Ave., Venice
Notes: Food from 5-7 p.m.; dance
7-9 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


Pups at the Point
Time: 9 a.m.-noon
Where: Historic Spanish Point, 337 North
Tamiami Trail, Osprey
Notes: Historic Spanish Point and the
Humane Society of Sarasota County wel-
come well-behaved, leashed dogs. Dogs
must be up to date on shots, dog-friendly
and not in heat. Stay to designated paths
and clean up after your dog.
Cost: $9 for adults, $3 for ages 6-12 and
free for 6 and younger and dogs.
Call: HSP 966-5214; HSSC, 955-4131
Link: historicspanishpoint.org or
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SUNDAY, DEC. 21
Santa in the park
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Where: Challenger Park, 371 Olivia Road,
Venice
Notes: The Friends of Challenger Park are
hosting Santa in the Park. There will be
crafts and snacks, and Santa will arrive
on a helicopter to greet the kids. Photos
will be available for a donation to help
with park improvements.
Call: 492-6126

New Year's dance
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Date: Dec. 31
Time: 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Where: Gotta Dance Studio, 303 South
Tamiami Trail, Nokomis
Notes: Attendees are asked to bring a fin-
ger food to share. The studio will furnish
a champagne toast at midnight, noise
makers, hats and music.
Cost: $35
Call: 486-0326

Sierra Club walk
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Where: Sleeping Turtle Preserve along
the Myakka River in Venice
Notes: Wear sturdy shoes for this 4-mile
walk, carry water, sunscreen, snack and
lunch if time allows. Space is limited.
Sponsored by the Manatee-Sarasota
Sierra Club.
Cost: $5 donation
Call: Reserve with Sally at 484-4113.


Sunday brunch
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: American Legion, 1770 E. Venice
Ave., Venice
Notes: Brunch is ordered from the menu.
Call: 485-4748
Ballroom dancing
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Where: Nokomis Community Center, 234
East Nippino Trail, Nokomis.
Notes: Dance to the music you know and
love from the '40s, '50s, '60s and today.
Show off your tango, cha-cha and waltz
moves. Come alone or bring a friend.
Refreshments available.
Cost: $4
Call: 861-5000
Chess
Time: 1-4:30 p.m.
Where: Jacaranda Public Library, 4143
Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice
Notes: No matter your skill level, no mat-
ter your age, come and enjoy a 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
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
Pancake breakfast
Time: 8-11 a.m.
Where: Knights of Columbus Home, 512
Substation Road, Venice
Call: 485-1663


MONDAY, DEC. 22
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 up 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
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


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


South Tamiami Trail
Notes: Venice Gondoliers Men's (barber-
shop) Chorus practice
Call: 412-0012
Harmony Chorus
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Naar Hall, United Church of
Christ, 620 E. Shamrock Blvd.
Notes: Venetian Harmony Chorus of
Sweet Adelines International practice
Call: 480-1480
Empowerment
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Women's Resource Center, 701
Center Road, Venice
Notes: Empowerment and self-esteem
class led by Brooky Brown
Cost: $8 nonmember donation; $5 mem-
ber donation
Call: 485-9724
Link: thewomensresourcecenter.org
Preschool Storytime
Time: 10-10:45 a.m.
Where: Jacaranda Library, 4143
Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice
Notes: For children ages 3-5. Help pre-
pare children for kindergarten.
Registration is not required.
Call: 861-5000
Club food
Time: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis Elks Lodge, 1021
Discovery Way, Nokomis
Notes: Serving sloppy Joes
Call: 486-1854
Venice Archives
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Historic Triangle Inn, 351 S. Nas-
sau St., Venice
Notes: Archives & Area Collections
Museum open Mondays, Tuesdays and
Wednesday.
Call: James Hagler, 486-2487
Italian classes
Time: 4:15-5:30 p.m.
Where: Italian American Club ofVenice,
1375 Ringling Drive, Venice
Notes: Free intermediate Italian language
class; open to the public.
Call: 486-1492
Shuffleboard
Time: 1 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays,
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
playing levels welcome. Taught by Greg
Byler. Sign up in advance. Space is limit-
ed. Level 1 classes are at 5-6 p.m. Level 2
classes are at 6-7 p.m.
Cost: $15 members for four-week class;
$25 nonmembers
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 conducted 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 sponsored 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
Venice Coin & Currency
Date: Meets every fourth Monday
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Venice City Hall, 401 W Venice
Ave., Venice
Call: George, 497-1651


TUESDAY, DEC. 23
ReStore open house
Time: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 1400 Ogden Road, Venice (From
U.S. 41, turn east on Center Road. Turn
left at the Community National Bank.)
Notes: The Habitat For Humanity ReStore
wants to say thank you to all of the vol-
unteers and partner families who have
worked so hard this year to accomplish
the Habitat mission. Refreshments will
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overcome
5 Human trunk
10 Came into view
15 Sosa's stats
19 Once follower
20 "Hiroshima,
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21 Fiji's neighbor
22 River in Normandy
23 Author Vonnegut
24 James River city
26 Mickey and Minnie
27 Alienate
29 Turkey's eastern
neighbor
30 Eluded adroitly
32 Papal see court
33 Fabric edging
35 Street speech
36 Kissing _: kind
of akin
38 All there
39 Brief
41 Sword handles
42 Divide into shares
45 Made a recording
47 Troubles
48 Eva : Adolf
Hitler's wife
49 Dickens' Drood
51 Variable star
52 Agnus_: Lamb
of God
53 Caribbean capital
55 Grog ingredient
56 Caldwell and
Childers
58 Slaughter, of
baseball
59 Marble
62 Monthly outlay for
many
63 Small songbird
65 Kind of farm
66 Spook
68 Japanese native
69 Disbursing
73 Exclamation of
surprise
74 Carrying away
78 Olympic gold skier
Tommy
79 Hungarian
sheepdog
81 Goa garment: var.
82 Tender areas
83 Sacred bull of
Egypt
84 Role for Kate
Nelligan
86 Depiction
88 Thespian Novello
and literary critic
Richards
89 Soft leather
91 Mild expletive
92 "Be it
humble.": Payne
93 Mountain nymph


94 Heartless
96 On one's toes
97 Weasel family
member
99 Junket
100 Ballet step
103 Body beginning
104 Killjoys
108 Endings for Joseph
and Paul
109 Concept
110 Co-op in Russia
111 Lamb of
literature, et al.
112 Wood sorrels
113 Clayey deposit
114 Oater necktie?
115 Networks,
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for one
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16 Nutmeg State city
17 Early film director
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for hearth and
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of Turkey
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37 Commercial fuel
carrier
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structure
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winningest coach
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composer
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97 Damage
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prayer"
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100 Determination
101 Expensive
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DEAR ABBY
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DEAR ABBY: I have
begun dating a woman I
find very attractive. I'll call
her "Rita." We have many
things in common, and
she's a lot of fun to be with.
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Most of their children are
grown. One is a senior in
high school, and an older
child still lives at home.
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ly to see the kids and
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her house to cook for the
kids, he leaves the kitchen
a mess, which she appar-
ently cleans up.
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gotten past the divorce?
What would you say the
odds are of having a suc-
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her? DAZED AND CON-
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CONFUSED: That depends
upon what you would
consider a "successful
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Rita's divorce was a very
amiable one, and the ex is
still a part of her and the
children's lives. This can be
considered a plus or a
minus, depending upon
how you feel about a pack-
age deal because it
appears that is what you'll
be getting if you become
serious about Rita.
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"Darrel," was a smoker
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distinguishing features -
stacks of quarters and the
smell of secondhand
smoke. Because we were
both busy people, we had
seen each other only twice
in about a year, but main-
tained a phone and e-mail
friendship.
I had planned a trip
out west to spend time
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Unbeknownst to me,
Darrel had been very ill,
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about it while I was in
transit to my destination.
There was nothing I
could do. I had no way to
get to his funeral and no
way to say goodbye.
When we reached our
hotel part of a smoke-
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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
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 11:30 a.m.,
3, 6:30, 9:45
Hollywood 20: 12:25, 3:55, 7:35
Town Center 16: 12:50, 4:20, 8

Bolt (PG) B
For super-dog Bolt (John Travolta), every day
is filled with adventure, danger and intrigue -
at least until the cameras stop rolling. When
the star of a hit TV show is accidentally
shipped from his Hollywood soundstage to New
York City, he begins his biggest adventure yet -
a cross-country journey through the real world
to get back to his owner and co-star, Penny
(Miley Cyrus). 1 hr. 36 mins.
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1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:15
Town Center 16: 1:15, 4:30, 8:05, 10:30
Digital 3D:
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5:05, 7:30, 10:05
Hollywood 20: 11:55 a.m., 2:30, 5, 7:35,
10, 12:30 a.m. Fri-Sat; 11:55 a.m., 2;30, 5,
7:35, 10 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: 12:50, 5:15
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:45 a.m., 4:45, 9:15

The Day the
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A remake of the 1951 classic sci-fi film
about an alien visitor and his giant robot coun-
terpart who visit Earth to warn the planet about
nuclear war.
AMC Sarasota 12: 11:15 a.m., 2, 3:15,
5:15, 6:15,8,9:15, 10:45
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 10:30 a.m.,
11:30 a.m., 12:45, 1:45, 3, 5:15, 5:30, 7:30,
7:50, 10, 10:05
Hollywood 20: 11:45 a.m., 12:15, 12:45,
2:20, 2:50, 3:30, 4:50, 5:20, 6:55, 7:25,
7:55, 9:25, 9:55, 10:25, midnight, 12:30 a.m.
Fri-Sat; 11:45 a.m., 12:15, 12:45, 2:20, 2:50,
3:30, 4:50, 5:20, 6:55, 7:25, 7:55, 9:25,
9:55, 10:25 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:15 a.m., noon,
1:45, 2:30, 4:25, 5, 6:55, 7:25, 9:25 Fri-Sat;
11:15 a.m., noon, 1:45, 2:30, 4:25, 5, 6:55,
7:25 Sun
Town Center 16: 12:10, 12:40, 1:10, 2:40,
3:10, 3:40, 5:20, 7, 7:30, 8:10, 9:40, 10:10,
10:40

Four Christmases PfG-131 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


FILMS AT A GLANCE
Movie Rating Grade
Australia (PG-13) C+
Bolt (PG) B
Boy in the Striped Pajamas (PG-13) B
The Day the Earth Stood Still (PG-13) C+
Four Christmases (PG-13) C+
Madagascar (PG) B
Nothing Like the Holidays (PG-13) B-
Quantum of Solace (PG-13) B
Role Models (R) B+
Seven Pounds (PG-13) NEW
Slumdog Millionaire (R) NEW
The Tale of Despereaux (G) NEW
Transporter 3 (PG-13) B-
Twilight (PG-13) B
Yes Man (PG-13) NEW

avoided. Out of obligation and unable to
escape they trudge to not one, not two, but
four relative-choked festivities, increasingly
mortified to find childhood fears raised, ado-
lescent wounds reopened ... and their very
future together uncertain.
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5:45, 8:15, 10:40
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6, 8, 9:50
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7:45, 9:45, 10:15, 12:05 a.m. Fri-Sat; 12:10,
2:35, 4:45, 7:15, 7:45, 9:45, 10:15 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 11:50 a.m., 2:25,
4:55, 7:10, 9:30
Town Center 16: 1:05, 4:10, 7:25, 9:50

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: 10:05 a.m., 12:30, 3,
5:20, 7:35, 9:50
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 3:45
Hollywood 20: 12:05, 2:40, 5:05
Merchants Crossing 16: 2:20, 7:05
Town Center 16: 12:20, 2:50, 5:15, 7:35,
10:20

Nothing Like
the Holidays (PG-13) B-
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 feel-
ings for an old flame. 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 cele-
brated, secrets revealed and major life deci-
sions made. 1 hr. 39 mins.
Hollywood 20: 12:25, 2:45, 5:15, 8:10,
10:45
Merchants Crossing 16: 10:25 a.m., 12:50,
3:15, 5:35, 8, 10:25 Fri-Sat; 10:25 a.m.,
12:50, 3:15, 5:35, 8 Sun
Town Center 16: 12:25, 2:45, 5:10, 7:40, 10

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
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AMC Sarasota 12: 10:45 a.m., 1:30, 4:20,
6:40, 9:30
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 10:35 a.m.,
3:10, 7:40, 9:50
Hollywood 20: 12:05, 2:35, 5:10, 7:40,
10:20, 12:50 a.m. Fri-Sat; 12:05, 2:35, 5:10,
7:40, 10:20 Sun
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4:20, 6:45, 9:20 Fri-Sat; 11:10 a.m., 1:40,
4:20, 6:45 Sun
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Role Models (R) B+
Two salesmen trash a company truck on an
energy drink-fueled bender. Upon their arrest,
the court gives them a choice: do hard time or
spend 150 service hours with a mentorship
program. After one day with the kids, however,
jail doesn't look half bad. 1 hr. 35 mins.
Hollywood 20: 12:30, 2:55, 5:30, 7:55,
10:25, 12:45 a.m. Fri-Sat; 12:30, 2:55, 5:30,
7:55, 10:25 Sun
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Fri-Sat; 10:55 a.m., 4:10 Sun

Seven Pounds (PG-13) NEW


The emotional story of a man who will
change the lives of seven strangers. Starring
Will Smith. 1 hr. 58 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10 a.m., 1, 4:15, 7:15,
10:15
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 11:05 a.m.
1:30, 5:05, 7:35, 10:10
Hollywood 20: 12:40, 1:10, 3:40, 4:10, 7:20
7:50, 10:10, 10:40, 12:55 a.m. Fri-Sat; 2:40,
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Merchants Crossing 16: 10:15 a.m., 1:15,
4:15, 7:15, 10:15 Fri-Sat; 10:15 a.m., 1:15,
4:15, 7:15 Sun
Town Center 16: 12:15, 12:45, 3:15, 3:45,
7:20, 7:50, 10:05, 10:45

Slumdog Millionaire (R) NEW


Jamal Malik, an 18-year-old orphan from the
slums of Mumbai, is just one question away from
winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's
"Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" But when the
show breaks for the night, police arrest him on
suspicion of cheating. Desperate to prove his
innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the
slum where he and his brother grew up, of their
adventures together on the road, of vicious
encounters with local gangs, and of Latika, the
girl he loved and lost. Each chapter of his story
reveals the key to the answer to one of the game
show's questions. Intrigued by Jamal's story, the
jaded police inspector begins to wonder what a
young man with no apparent desire for riches is
really doing on this game show? When the new
day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final
question, the inspector and 60 million viewers
are about to find out. 2 hrs.
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1:40, 5:10, 7:40, 10:15
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4:50, 7:35, 10:20 Fri-Sat; 11:20 a.m., 2:05,
4:50, 7:35 Sun

The Tale of Despereaux (G) NEW
Tiny and graced with oversized ears,
Despereaux was born too big for his little world.
Refusing to live his life cowering, he befriends a
princess named Pea and learns to read (rather
than eat) books reveling in stories of knights,
dragons and fair maidens. Banished from
Mouseworld for being more man than mouse,
Despereaux is rescued by another outcast,
Roscuro, who also wants to hear the tales. But
when the princess dismisses Roscuro's friendship,
he becomes the ultimate rat and plots revenge
with fellow outsider Mig. After Pea is kidnapped,
Despereaux discovers he is the only one who can


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FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 11 a.m., 1,
3, 5, 7,9
Hollywood 20: Noon, 2:15, 4:30, 7:10, 9:30,
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Merchants Crossing 16: 11:55 a.m., 2:35,
5:15, 7:45, 10:05 Fri-Sat; 11:55 a.m., 2:35,
5:15, 7:45 Sun
Town Center 16: Noon, 2:25, 4:50, 7:10, 9:35

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. Along the way, with
the help of InspectorTarconi, Frank has to con-
tend with the people who strong-armed him to
take the job, agents sent by Vasilev to intercept
him, and the general non-cooperation of his pas-
senger. 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. 1 hr. 40 mins.
AMC Sarasota 12: 10:10 a.m., 4:05, 9:45
FrankTheatres Galleria Stadium: 9:30
Hollywood 20: 12:35, 3:10, 5:35, 8:05,
10:30, 12:55 a.m. Fri-Sat; 12:35, 3:10, 5:35,
8:05, 10:30 Sun
Merchants Crossing 16: 1:20, 6:30


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 come to town
and threaten to disrupt their way of life? 2 hrs.
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10
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4:05, 6:50, 9:45 Fri-Sat; 10:20 a.m., 1:05,
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Jim Carrey stars as Carl Allen, a guy whose life
is going nowhere the operative word being
"no" until he signs up for a self-help program
based on one simple covenant: say yes to every-
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"YES" begins to transform Carl's life in amazing
and unexpected ways. But his willingness to
embrace every opportunity might just become
too much of a good thing. 1 hr. 44 mins.
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7:45, 10:30
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Sat; 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1, 1:30, 4, 4:30, 7,
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Crisscrossing the equator in search





of George anb blue-oote) boobies


A baby hood mockingbird on the island of Espanola in the
Galapagos Islands.
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SUN PHOTO BY KIM COOL
At Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, on the island of San Cristobal, a sea lion snoozes beneath a bench usually reserved for people.
The area where the bench is located is along the shoreline and usually frequented by residents and tourists shopping and din-
ing across the street.


This is part six of a six-
part story about a trip to
the Galapagos Islands, one
of the most fragile ecosys-
tems on Earth. In part five,
which appeared last week,
the travelers finally found
Lonesome George, a rare
Galapagos tortoise, at the
Darwin Station. They also
finally had their first
chance to go shopping in
the islands and to climb
down into a lava tube.


BY KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR


As we departed Punta
Suarez in Gardner Bay off
the island of Espanola, we
saw The Eagle, the U.S.
Coast Guard training ship.
It was in Gardner Bay and,
according to some cadets
we met on the island,
three weeks from the end
of its six-month training
cruise. It had to head back


to New London, Conn.,
soon via the Panama
Canal and a sail up the
Atlantic Coast.
That night we had our
final dinner aboard, with a
giant pink-frosted cake for
dessert.
Sailing northeast to-
ward San Cristobal, many
of us stayed on long after
dinner, sharing addresses
and saying good-byes. A
few of us were headed


back to Guayaquil, but the
rest were off to Quito and
additional time in Ecu-
ador.
As on any cruise ship,
the bags had to be outside
our cabin and ready to be
loaded onto pangas well
before 7 a.m.
After breakfast, we
boarded the pangas one
last time and headed into
port. It was Sunday and
only a few shops were


On the last night aboard the Letty, guides Margot, far left, and
Janet, the captain, in white, and Marco, the ship's bartender
and dining room host, toasted passengers with creme de
minthe cocktails.


open, but we had one last
bus trip before we could
shop to the Parque
National Galapagos/World
Heritage Station Visitor
Center with our guides
Margot and Janet. Within
the building were maps
and information charts of
the islands we had visited
and some that few ever
visit. After about an hour,
we headed back into port
and had about 90 minutes
to stroll the shops and
have a snack before the


night at the Hotel Oro
Verde. Margot, our guide,
also was leaving the
Galapagos by plane, which
turned out to be very help-
ful. A fellow passenger had
told us to be sure to have
our passports stamped
with a special Galapagos
stamp. Margot was able to
find someone at the air-
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who had the stamp and
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passports with a round cir-
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bus took us to the airport P e s G
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and our afternoon flight
back to Guayaquil, where
we would spend one last


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FINE WHINES

My fast woman


BY BOB MUDGE
EDITOR


I have a secret I can no longer
keep, and since we're practically
family, I've decided to unburden
myself to my readers: My wife is run-
ning around with other men.
It's been going on for a while now,
and she's actually quite brazen
about it. I know their names, I know
where she meets them and I know
when.
And I'm proud of her.
No, it's nothing like that, you sick-
os. She's taken up jogging.
Several months ago she decided
she wanted to get into better shape.
Personally, I loved her shape, but she
was hoping to lose a few pounds, get
more fit and relieve a little stress
(believe it or not, being married to
me is only almost always a day at the
beach).
She began by going to the Y for
daily workouts at 5 a.m., roughly the
time I am entering the final stages of
committing the inside of my eyelids


to memory. She's a light sleeper, and
I'm told someone in our bedroom
snores a bit, so getting up that early
is pretty easy for her (unless it's cold
- under 65 degrees, say).
It's actually a popular time at the
Y, with many of Venice's leading citi-
zens and Bob Vedder begin-
ning their day the YMCA way. Mel,
however, wasn't there for social hour,
so she wore an iPod and pretended
to be listening to music whenever
anyone tried to visit with her.
Part of her workout included a
stint on the treadmill. Apparently
one day she let her guard down and
someone invited her to do actual
outdoor running instead of imitat-
ing a hamster on a wheel.
Though she had done some run-
ning before our older son was born
(while she was pregnant, in fact) and
her job involves "running" all over
town in a figurative sense, she was
reluctant to join a group of "real"
runners. They reassured her that
they would take it easy on her, and
she gave in. (Note to running group:


Don't get a big head; she's not
famous for saying no.)
Tuesday and Thursdays, Mel
takes off with Jerry and Anthony
(and Jerry's wife, Nancy) and pounds
the pavement for a few miles. With
their encouragement, she ran in the
YMCA 5K and the Sandy Claus 5K,
finishing first in her age group, much
to her astonishment. (No, I will not
tell you how old she is, though I am
proud of having robbed the cradle).
Now she's in training to run the
Naples half-marathon, so there
must be something to that "runner's
high" people talk about. (I always
assumed they meant that it feels so
good when they stop.)
She's a bit disappointed she hasn't
lost more weight (even though she's
down several clothing sizes), but she
feels better and looks even sexier
than before.
Yes, my wife is running around
with Jerry and Anthony, but she
comes home to lucky old me.

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accidents involving sub-
stantial damage; 3,673
reported injuries; and
685 people were killed on
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Coast Guard Auxiliary
provide a basic boating
course that should elimi-
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the month, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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materials cost $25 per
family.
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will pass both the federal
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nations. Upon successful
completion, the candi-
date will receive a Florida
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usually provides a sub-
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SENIOR BRIEFS
Medicare help
Associated Medicare
Patients Inc., an indepen-
dent, nonprofit corpora-
tion of volunteers, helps
those on Medicare navi-
gate the health insurance
system.
AMP serves Sarasota,
Venice and Englewood.
Hours are 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 Englewood Com-
munity Hospital Cafeteria
at 700 Medical Blvd.
Call Sandy at 475-3615
for more information.
Seniors Without
Partners
Time: 1 p.m. every


Monday
Where:
Our Lady
of
Lourdes 3 _
Church,
Auditor-
ium, 1301
Center
Road,
Venice
Notes: Play cards and
have fun
Call: 485-8739, Marie


Senior center
activities
Senior Friendship
Centers, 2350 Scenic
Drive
584-0075
seniorfriendship.com


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
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
Hula classes
Time: 10:30 a.m.


VENUE from Page 3B


be served.
Link: dkohlbecker@hfhssarasotaco.org
New Year's Eve party
RSVP: Dec. 23
Date: Dec. 31
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: South Venice Yacht Club, 4425 Yacht Club Drive,
South Venice
Notes: Prime rib dinner at 8:30 p.m. will be catered by
Gary Miller. Karen D. will entertain. A champagne toast
will be at midnight; coffee and doughnuts will be
served before you ride home.
Cost: $45 members; $50 guests
Call: 497-1169, Robin
Civil War roundtable
Time: 7-8:45 p.m.
Where: Venice City Hall, Community Room, 401 W
Venice Ave., Venice
Notes: All Civil War buffs are welcome. Union and
Confederate topics will be discussed.
Call: 480-9892
Empowerment
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
Where: Women's Resource Center, 701 Center Road,
Venice
Notes: Develop and build self-assurance, confidence
and pride in yourself. Facilitated by Kim Seiler, MSW,
LMHC.
Cost: $8 nonmember donation; $5 member donation
RSVP: 485-9724
Link: thewomensresourcecenter.org
Venice Area Toastmasters 5486
Time: 7:30-8:45 a.m.
Where: Venice Area Chamber of Commerce, 597 South
Tamiami Trail, Venice

Doggy Tales
Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Where: Jacaranda Library,
4143 Woodmere Park
Blvd., Venice
Notes: School-age chil-
dren read to Suncoast
Humane Society pet ther-
apy dogs.
Call: 861-5000
Venice Gardens .
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Where: Venice Gardens
Civic Center, 406
Shamrock Blvd., Venice
Notes: Bingo, nonsmoking public. Snacks are available.
Call: Linda, 497-3098
Club food
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis Elks Lodge, 1021 Discovery
Way, Nokomis
Notes: lunch
Call: 486-1854

Time: 5-7:30 p.m.
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Notes: Dinner, including blue plate specials.
Call: 486-1854
Osprey leads club
Time: noon-l:15 p.m.
Where: Ophelia's, 1097 North Tamiami Trail, Nokomis
Notes: Osprey Professional Leads Club, a chapter ofAli
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, corner of Pinebrook Road and
Lucaya Avenue, Venice
Notes: Free lessons and use of equipment.
Call: Marge Chandler, 488-2747
Italian classes
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Where: Italian American Club ofVenice, 1375 Ringling
Drive, Venice
Notes: Free beginning Italian language class; open to
the public.
Call: 486-1492
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
Eagles Aerie 3482
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: 621 East Colonia Lane, Nokomis
Notes: Bingo
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Time: 10:30 a.m.
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Fund to support Perlman


Music Program established


FROM GULF COAST COMMUNITY
FOUNDATION OF VENICE

The board of trustees of the Perlman
Music Program/Sarasota has announced
the establishment of an endowment fund
to support the organization's mission to
host the annual Perlman Music Program
Winter Residency in Sarasota on a per-
manent basis.
The Perlman Music Program/Sarasota
Endowment Fund was established upon
receipt of a significant anonymous lead
gift and will be administered by Gulf
Coast Community Foundation ofVenice.
The Perlman Music Program Winter
Residency has become an essential part
of Sarasota's cultural life. This new
endowment fund, managed with the
expertise and stability of GCCFV, will
secure the long-term future of the pro-
gram in our community.
"The Perlman Music Program/Saraso-
ta Endowment Fund provides a new way
for our many generous supporters to
ensure that the inspiration and enthusi-
asm generated by the Perlman Music
Program Winter Residency can endure
for years to come," said Perlman Music
Program/Sarasota board chair Dr. Peter
French.
Those wishing to contribute to the


endowment fund should contact Scott
Anderson at GCCFV 486-4567, for further
information. Contributions can be sent
directly to Gulf Coast Community
Foundation, Attn: Perlman Music Pro-
gram/Sarasota Endowment Fund, 601
South Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34285.
Checks should be payable to Gulf Coast
Community Foundation ofVenice.
About the program
The Perlman Music Program/Sarasota
is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization
formed in July for the express purpose of
ensuring a permanent home for the
Perlman Music Program Winter Res-
idency in Sarasota. The board of trustees,
executive director and dozens of volun-
teers are responsible for all operations of
the intensive two-week residency. It runs
from Dec. 18 through Jan. 3, hosted on
the campus of University of South Florida
Sarasota/Manatee. Activities include 17
free public events and a celebration con-
cert and dinner on Jan. 3 at the Sarasota
Opera House. The Perlman Music
Program/Sarasota is supported through
funds raised throughout the year and at
their gala dinner the night of the celebra-
tion concert. For more information, visit
www.PerlmanMusicProgramSarasota.
org.


Banner alerts boaters when manatees are near


FROM SAVE THE
MANATEE CLUB


Big as they may be,
manatees are often diffi-
cult to see as they move
throughout Florida's wat-
erways in search of food or
their favorite warm-water
winter refuge.
The Save the Manatee
Club encourages boaters
to be active participants in
manatee protection by let-
ting other boaters know
when they have sighted a
manatee on the water.
Boaters can serve this role
with one of the club's spe-
cial public awareness ban-
ners that state, "Please
Slow: Manatees Below."
"We hope to see a lot
more boaters utilizing the
club's bright yellow boat-
ing banner," said Patrick
Rose, executive director of
Save the Manatee Club.
"The banner can be held
up high at a moment's
notice, and this instant
communication between
boaters can help prevent
manatee injuries and


deaths."
The waterproof ban-
ners are provided free to
the boating public from
Save the Manatee Club.
Many people carry the 1-
1/2 by 2-foot banner on
their boats, kayaks and
canoes to use whenever a
situation arises that could
be potentially harmful to
manatees.
Angie Greico from Palm
Beach County leaves the
banner on her boat.
"When we are anchor-
ed in a very popular area
that manatees sometimes
frequent, we'll make a flag
of it so people can see it,"
says Greico. "We've waved
the banner on a number of
occasions when manatees
were present. We immedi-
ately cut our engine and
have slowed boaters
down."
The idea for the banner
originated with Barbara
Birdsey of the Pegasus
Foundation, who, while
boating in the busy Jupiter
Inlet/Hobe Sound area
years ago, waved home-


made signs to slow down
boaters. The new, more
effective yellow banners
are available to the public,
thanks to the generosity
and goodwill of the Peg-
asus Foundation and to
the continued support of
Birdsey.
Boaters throughout Flor-
ida are reminded to watch
for seasonal slow-speed
zone signs as manatees
are on the move, seeking
warm water as tempera-
tures cool.
"It's important that
boaters learn to recognize
the signs that manatees
are close by," says Rose.
"These include a series of
flat circles on the water's
surface made by the tail of
a swimming manatee, and
the tip of a manatee's nose,
which breaks the water's
surface when the animal
rises to breathe. Wear
polarized glasses while
operating a boat, stay in
deep water channels, and
use the yellow banner to

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SUN PHOTO BY KIM COOL


Passengers board the
Aerogal jet for departure
from San Cristobal for the
return flight to Guayaquil.


PHOTO COURTESY OF HEIDI ADAMS COVENTRY COOL
A baby waved albatross was found on Espanola Island on the final day of the cruise. An adult
albatross can weigh as much as 17 pounds, according to the guides on the Letty.They spend
about half the year out at sea.


GEORGE from Page 6B
Galapagos tortoise with its head held
high. It is much more colorful than the
computer-generated seven-line printed
exit stamp.
My daughter, Heidi, and I enjoyed din-
ner at the hotel with a friend from
England whom we had met on the Letty
That night we had to sleep fast, be at
breakfast shortly after 6 a.m. and in the
hotel shuttle by 7 a.m. for our ride to the
airport and flight back to Miami.
By late afternoon we were in Miami,
cleared customs in short order and then
waited a while for the bus from the Hyatt


Place, which kept our car for us the whole
time we were gone because we stayed
there one night before departing from
Miami.
Besides saving us a bit of money, stay-
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navigate the Miami International Airport,
which is not fun and woefully lacking in
good signage.
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HOROSCOPES FOR DEC. 20-26, 2008


ARIES (March 21-April 19).
Your plans are so appealing to
you that you want to write
them on the schedule in pen.
Alas, with so many other peo-
ple's schedules, needs and
expectations to consider, the
pencil is your best utensil.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20).
You aim to please, but at what
cost? Maybe it's just easier for
you to oblige others than to
confront them. The better you
know your limits and the more
you stick to them, the happier
you will be. Draw the line.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21).
There is much flowing in and
out of your life today so the
emphasis is on letting this hap-


pen freely. Give things away
without feeling a sense of loss
and accept things without feel-
ing a weight of responsibility.
CANCER (June 22-July 22).
You'll be wondering about
your support system and
might test its strength. It's a
secure feeling to know that
people will be there for you
when you need them, but be
careful not to be like the boy
who cried "wolf."
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You
are feeling vulnerable and will
skillfully guard your ego
against injury. You might with-
hold your most engaging qual-
ities from another person until
you feel sure that he or she will


be receptive. If you do risk your
heart, you won't be sorry.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).
You'll benefit from the extra
care you put into your appear-
ance. You don't need to follow
trends. Your style is classic,
with touches of originality
that work only for you. Your
efforts will be noticed and
applauded.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). If
you could get away with skip-
ping down the street without
gaining a reputation as a crazy
person, you would do it. It's a
day of breezy connections and
fabulous excursions. Travel
happily and travel light.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21).


You may detect an edge in a
loved one's voice or a snappi-
ness to his or her delivery. No,
you're not imagining things.
This person is stewing about
something. Ask questions and
get to the bottom of it.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.
21). You are getting into bal-
ance. This involves letting go of
your pride. Seek the assistance
you need and then accept it
when it comes. People will be
glad for the chance to pay back
the many favors you've paid in.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19). You're naturally modest,
but it's time to stop being so
liberal with your apologies. You
have a right to express yourself,


to take up space and to interact
as an equal with every other
person. Go the whole day with-
out saying "sorry."
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
18).You're open to the possibil-
ity that some of your beliefs are
going to have to change; you're
just trying to figure out which
ones. You jump on the founda-
tions you've created to see how
well they hold up.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20).
The best time you'll spend
today is in meditation. The
attempt to lead your thoughts
and calm your mind will bring
about a series of positive
events. Steer clear of people
who have erratic energy.


Hallelujah for our own


'Church Lady'


STEPHEN BAUMANN
COLUMNIST


In Christmas seasons past,
our pages would be filled with
the writings of Jan Findley: Jan
at Christmas bazaars, Jan in
churches, Jan attending
Handel's "Messiah," pad and
pen and camera in hand.
Hallelujah for that. It is a


busy time of year, and our long-
time community correspondent
rarely missed an event.
This Christmas, Jan isn't able
to make her usual rounds. She
took ill months ago and is now
in a rehabilitation center. We
miss her visits to the office and
her reports in the paper. From
what we hear, the many people
Jan covered miss her also.
Jan has had a special rapport
with her subjects. One reason is
that she has always taken great
care in acknowledging those
who enhance the life of our
community. She also approach-
es her stories with intelligence
and style.
She's like that.
Jan grew up in Minnesota and
moved east to the big city. She
worked on Madison Avenue
before it was common for


women to work in the creative
side of the business. Her claim to
fame is the slogan, "Choosy
moms choose Jif." Jan wrote that.
She brought that same style
to the local beat. Jan's stories
always have been spiced with
insight and wit. She approaches
a seemingly dry subject a
knitting group, a barbershop
quartet and finds a spark. Her
prose is sprinkled with gems.
It took me about 10 minutes
to find some choice examples in
our files.
Here's one about a church
organ concert:
"To me, it looks just like an
organ should look. But then,
what do I know? It has kazillions
of white knobs that get pulled
and pushed in and out, and a
bunch of buttons along the
three keyboards that change the


sounds. And the foot pedals
have pedals of their own. Truly,
an organ is an awe-inspiring
thing, digital or non."
Jan became our "Church
Lady," although she wasn't
much of one herself. Still, she
took to her subject wholeheart-
edly. Her take on a new pastor:
"He preaches, oh yes. He
sings with a voice ideal for a
country-western venue had he
chosen that vocation. He is
seemingly aware of every little
nuance on the faces or in the
body language of his flock, and
responds immediately to what
he sees, giving both recognition
and prayer to each perceived
need. He leads the congregation
in sartorial splendor with a col-
orful wardrobe of high-fashion
potential. You can see why the
term 'multimedia pastor' came


to mind."
It's a Talk of the Town touch.
Jan also finds moments of
small joy or irony in any
occasion, even on the ride
home from a church-sponsored
football party:
"State Road 776 is practically
deserted during the game on
Super Bowl Sunday. I had the
road all to myself. It was an
amazement; no competition,
regardless of which lane I chose
to drive in. It was like a miracle.
"I was tempted to say, 'Praise
the Lord.' But I settled on
'Hallelujah, Super Bowl
Sunday!'"
Hallelujah for her.
Those moved to drop her a
card this Christmas can reach
her at Pinebrook Rehabilitation
Center, 1240 Pinebrook Road,
Venice, 34285.


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seen through the eyes of the agent


FROM NAPSA

For many businesses, call centers
are a cost-effective way to serve their
customers. While we all hear about
the bad experiences some con-
sumers have in dealing with call
center agents, what about the other
side of the story? What about unrea-
sonable, rude and downright wacky
callers?
As a tribute to the more than 12
million hardworking agents around
the world, Interactive Intelligence -
an early pioneer in call center tech-
nology and one of the industry's
major growth stories over the last
few years -recently ran a contest to
find the most zany and preposterous
call center stories.
"Everyone hears about the con-
sumer side of an interaction gone
bad," says Joe Staples, senior vice
president of worldwide marketing
for Interactive Intelligence and the
creative brain behind the contest.
"We thought it would be appropriate
to turn the tables and take a look at
what experiences the agents have
had. And after seeing some of the
entries, the word 'outrageous' is a
good descriptor."
Story entries include callers
phoning refrigerator manufacturers
wanting to know the best tempera-
ture for keeping worms in the fridge;
callers and call center agents who
have hit it off so well over the phone
that they ended up getting married;


a man who claimed a manufactur-
er's defect on an SUV he purchased
because the vehicle had flooded
when he opened the door while
parked in the shallow end of a lake; a
funeral services company that
received a call from someone who
wanted to arrange a funeral for a
1 12-inch-long goldfish named Iggy;
and a woman who would only book
her NewYork hotel room if the agent
could guarantee her a room with a
view of the Eiffel Tower.
Numbers needed
Consider the story of a computer
help-desk agent assisting a caller
who, for security reasons, had been
locked out of her account. In order
to verify that the person calling was
really the owner of the account, the
agent asked some standard ques-
tions: What is your badge number?
What are the last four digits of your
Social Security number? The woman
seemed to be getting angry about
what the agent was asking. Finally, in
an exasperated voice, she blurted
out, "Do you want to know my bra
size, too?" Not thinking and not real-
ly planning on responding, the agent
replied, "No, we already have that."
Music to their ears
Another agent described her job
at a call center selling season passes
to past patrons at symphony houses
around the U.S. One night while
dialing, she was greeted by a Mr. D,


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who called his son to the phone, vio-
lin in hand, and the 7-year-old
began to play. For eight glorious
minutes, the entire call center lis-
tened via speakerphone in pure rap-
ture to some of the most beautiful
music the agents had ever heard.
The agent's note with the words
"He's 7 years old!" floated around the
room, as people stood silent. The
performance came to an end, and
the entire call center applauded.
Then, with just the agent on the
phone, Mr. D ordered two of the best
seats in the house for the whole sea-
son.
"Working in a call center can be a
stressful job," adds Staples. "Our
contest pays tribute to the agents
who have made this industry what it
is today and hopefully gives others a
glimpse of what their jobs are like.
And you have to admit, these stories
help keep life in perspective and def-
initely put a smile on your face."
About Interactive Intelligence
Interactive Intelligence is a global
provider of unified IP business com-
munications solutions for call cen-
ters and midsize to large businesses.
FORTUNE Small Business magazine
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on its list of 100 fastest-growing
small public companies in America
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growing technology companies. To
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middle of a feature article about In fairness to the writer, I The reader can infer that, finishing school at Northern washed." In this sentence, we
Lisa and Bob two young peo- should say that it's easier to apparently, Bob had been Idaho University where she are saying that it was not Mike
ple in love who had been sepa- identify such abominations of crunching budget numbers to majored in sociology ... Who who ate the pie. It was Mike's
rated by geography. communication when you're demonstrate to Lisa's parents finished school? Lisa. We know plate.
"After finishing school at editing than when you're writ- that she could afford to come to this because of the word "she." So in our original sentence, it
Northern Idaho University where ing. Sometimes clunkers come Florida. But, in my opinion, it's Yet look at what comes next: was not Lisa who attended
she majored in sociology, Bob's of out me, too. I'm shocked downright rude to foist that bur- "Bob's budget spreadsheets." Idaho State. It was not Lisa who
'budget spreadsheets' sealed when I look back over my work den onto the reader. The writer The introductory phrase con- majored in sociology. Spread-
Lisa's parents' approval of her and see them. But, for everyone should have taken a moment to tains an action with no subject. sheets did all that.
joining him in Florida to pursue in the world who assumes that explain the situation: "Lisa's par- "Finishing school." Yes, there's a So what's the moral of this
her masters at Florida State Uni- they're somehow "beneath" pro- ents thought they couldn't afford "she" in that sentence, but it's story? You may not be a profes-
versity." fessional writers in their grasp of to send their daughter to not positioned as the subject of sional writer, but that doesn't
Suddenly, a new writer's the language, this a good exam- Florida. But Bob, determined that action. Look at a simpler mean you should cow-tow to
"cow-towing" doesn't seem so ple of why they're not. and in love, drew up an elabo- example: "After eating the pie, someone who is.
bad. This sentence has a number rate financial analysis to con- Mike washed his plate." Before
For those of you who see the of problems, most of them stem- vince them otherwise." the comma, there's no doer of June Casagrande is author of
problems in this sentence, don't ming from bad organization of But that's not the biggest the action. That's why the very "Mortal Syntax: 101 Language
start chanting "fire the writer" information. One particularly problem with this sentence. Far next word should identify the Choices That Will Get You
just yet. I see this stuff all the annoying problem is that this from it. There are plenty of oth- subject. Who ate the pie? Mike Clobbered by the Grammar
time. You'd be amazed at how sentence contains the first and ers, but the biggest, arguably, is did. Piece of cake. Snobs -Even If You're Right."
often paid professionals write only reference in the whole arti- the colossal dangler created by But what if we wrote: "After She can be reached at
clunkers like this. cle to the "budget spreadsheets." the introductory phrase. "After eating the pie, Mike's plate was JuneTCN@aol.com.


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COMING SOON Time: 7-11 p.m. New Year's Eve party Link: www.sclibs.net/libraries/venice
Where: Sarasota Resort Date: Dec. 31
Film festival and Marina, 2-1/2 miles Time: 6 p.m. NewYear's Eve party
ate: D. 2 north of Sarasota- Where: Italian American Club of Venice, Date: Dec. 31
Time: 1pm. m Bradenton International 1375 Ringling Drive, Venice Time: noon-past midnight
Time: 1 p.m. i irr Airport. Notes: Cocktail hour is 6-7 p.m. with a Where: Downtown Sarasota at First,
oere Venice u Library, 3 S. N- Notes: Meet more than cash bar. Prime rib dinner will be catered Main and State streets, and Lemon
Nots: "ne Nht f l 150 area singles from Sarasota, by Peaches of Sarasota. Dance to music Avenue.
Notes: "One Night or Love," a special Bradenton, Venice, North Port and more. by Tony "D." Champagne toast and Notes: Circus shows are scheduled
Call: 861-1330pgram Cost: $7 at the door favors are included. throughout the day starting at noon; live
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Where: TJ Carney's Irish Pub & Grill, 231 Date: Feb. 6 Time: 7:30-9 p.m. Wellesley Club luncheon
W Venice Ave., Venice
Notes: The Southwest Florida Deaf Time: 11 a.m. Where: Epiphany Cathedral, Room 107, RSVP: Dec. 31
roessioal Hay our is a atheri Where: Meadows Country Club, Soy Building, Venice Date: Jan. 12
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New Year's Eve party Cost: $28 Date: Dec. 31 meeting of the the Wellesley Clubs of
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Time:7 p.m.Fun with watercolor Music Express. Call: (781) 283-2310
Where: Venice-Nokomis Elks Lodge, RSVP: Dec. 31 Cost: $35 E-mal: kkems@wellesleyedu
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Notes: Social hour with hors d'oeuvres 7- Time: 1-4 p.m. Nature walk
8 p.m.; prime rib or tilapia 8-9 p.m.; cash Where: South Venice Civic Association, Basic computer class Date: Jan. 1
bar; music by Sound Investments; 720 Alligator Drive, Venice RSVP: Dec. 31 Time: 8:30 a.m.
champagne toast, favors, continental Notes: Adult four-week session with Date: Jan. 6 Where: Mayakka River State Park walk
breakfast at midnight. Sarasota artist Carolyn Merenda for stu- Time: 1-2:30 p.m. Notes: Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club will
Cost: $55 each dents at all skill levels. Pick up supply list Where: Venice Public Library, 300 hold a three-hour walk. Wear sturdy
Call: 486-1854 from SVCA. RSVP by Dec. 31 for the Nokomis Ave., Venice shoes, bring water, sunscreen and a dish
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I.11' r IbtI di
CHRIST UNITED
METHODIST
CHURCH
mrern hMillur, Pastlr
Larry Potts, Associate Pastor
Sunday Worship Services
Candle Light Services
6:00 pm and 8:00 pm
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


Christmas Eve Services
At Grace United
Methodist Church
Open Hearls Open MinJs Open )Ii[s
400 E. Field Ave.. 'enice. FL
488-1374
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
5:30 PM
Candlelight Family Service, TFEC
8:00 PM
Candlelight Lessons & Carols,
Sanctuary
11 PM
Candlelight Christmas Unplugged,
TFEC
Nursery Available at All Services
Youth Weekly Meetings
Weekday Pre-Schoo
Pastors:
S Thomas J. Kowalski
Thomas J. Derrough


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


61N Trinity Presbyterian Church
SaChlirist Centered-Biblically Based-Spirit Led
S CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES:
Family Candlelight Service 6PM
Traditional Candlelight Service 8PM
I Sunday Worship 10:30AM
'F ,' 4365 State Road 776 South Venice Florida between Jacaranda
SBlvd& Rt. 41-next to South Venice Fire Department.
i 941.493.00o 8 www.TrinityPC.org



EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF

THE GOOD SHEPHERD
1115 Center Road (941) 497-7286
S Christmas Eve 4:30 PM
(Children's Pageant)
& 10:00 PM (Candlelight)
Christmas Day 10:00 AM
Epiphany (Jan 4th) 4:30PM




St, Mrk's Episcopal Church o n
508 Rlviera Steet Venice (2 bocksbehird VeniReloral Meic/lCenter)

Wednesday, Christmas Eve
5:30 p.m.
/ Family Service, Blessing of the Creche,
Children's Homily & Holy Communion
7:30 p.m. Carols
8:00 p.m. Holy Communion
10:00 p.m. Carols
10:30 p.m. Holy Communion

Thursday, Christmas Morning
10:00 a.m. Holy Communion




SFirst Christian Church
1100 Center Road Venice, FL 34292
941-408-8088 www.churchthatcares.com
PRESENTS





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"The Gift"
An original production featuring drama,
scripture, communion, bells and singing
performed by the children and teens of FCC.
Come share the Christmas Spirit with us!
Wednesday December 24th 6pm

Pastor Joseph Ramsay
Ministries Director, First Christian Church
941-408-8088 ext. 3


Christmas
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Mrenice Bible
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Sunday -Morning!;

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December 24
Christmas Eve CanI.:Ilighi
Carol Sing (c 6 F'M


Reformed
Community Church
1600 Banyan Drive, Venice
941-493-3075


OUR SAVIOR
LUTHERAN CHURCH
Afaithfamily of the Evangelical Lutheran Church ofAmerica
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
December 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday Worship Time: 10:00 a.m.
Phone # 941-966-4442
Directions:
2705 Tamiami Trail North
Nokomis, FL 34275
(located on the west side of Hwy. 41
in Sorrento Shores next to Century 21)


May your Holidays be blessed with the presence of Christ!


Venice United Church of Chst
620 SHAMROCK BLVD. VENICE, FL,34293

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE 7:00 pm
SPre-service musical pe romance 6:45 pm









Chanukah in Venice
Join us at the Gazebo in Cen- the sing along, games, and
tennial Park in downtown all of the fun. There are
Venice as we celebrate the treats for the youngsters,
first night of Chanukah on door prizes and more.
December 21st at 5:00 PM. As always, all of our friends
And again on the last night, and neighbors in the Venice
December 28th. Come and Community are invited to
participate in t I i 1.,k join with us at this
lighting ceremonies. festive holiday
Enjoy the music of season.
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SCHRISTMAS EVE
CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
DECEMBER 24, 2008; 6:00 P.M.
JOYOUS CHRISTMAS MUSIC, THE
CHRISTMAS STORY, CHRISTMAS
MESSAGE FROM THE PASTOR, AND THE
WARMTH OF CANDLELIGHT COMMUNION.


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Wednesday,
December 24
Christmas Eve
Services
7:00 P.M. & 10:00 P.M.
The Living Nativity
will immediately
follow each service.

Regular Worship Schedule
Sunday
9:15 A.M. & 11:00 A.M.
11:15 A.M. Children & Adult
Sunday School Classes
Monday
5:30 P.M.Youth Fellowship
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Traditional Worship
Weekly Lord's Supper
Coffee Fellowship:
10:00. a.m.
Sunday Worship:
10:30 a.m.
Christmas Eve
Candlelight Service: 7 p.m.
Visit our website:
www.arpca.org


- 5pm with the Sanctuary Choir
- 7pm with the Joyful Ringers,
Celebration Singers, Nativity Youth .'
Processional & Children's Sermon
9pm with the Men's Chorus







CALVARY BIBLE CHURCH ,
1936 E. Venice Ave.
Christmas Eve Candlelight 6 pm
Sound Bible Teaching *www.cbcvenice.com
AWANA & Youth Children's Church
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UI LAKESIDE LUTHERAN CHURCH
S2401 S. Tamiami Trail (Across from So. Cty. Admin. Bldg.)
The Rev. Dr. Randy Winkel
493-5102
www.lakesidelutheran.net
Christmas Eve
S5:00 pm and 7:00 pm



Christian Marriage & Family Counseling Counseling Office 493-5102


"Can t We All Just

Work Together.?"
Season Three
A Study of World Religions
SponsoredLby the
Venice Interfaith Community Association
to be held at the
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice
1971 Pinebrook Road (at Edmondson Rd.)
Monday Eaenings at T700
January 5, 12, 19, 26 February 2, 9, 16
Jan.5: Keynote address by Dr. Darrell J. Fasching,
Professor of Religious Studies, USF
Jan. 12: Scientology-Speaker to be announced.
Jan. 19: Islam-SamirY. Khatib,
The Islamic Society of Sarasota
Jan. 26: Baha'i-John S. Hatcher, Ph.D, USF
Feb. 2: Episcopal-Rev. Sharon L. Lewis,
The Church of the Holy Spirit, Osprey
Feb. 9: Mennonite-Pastor Randall Spaulding,
Covenant Mennonite Fellowship, Sarasota
Feb. 1: Mozilla G. Mitchell, Chair, Department of
Religious Studies, Univ. of South Florida
Admission is FREE
Pre-registration encouraged
Call: 941-966-6841
Email: judithbacon@comcast.net
Refreshments available after each session.

SDonations welcorned!


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SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.com
An angel ornament hangs in the St. Mark's Episcopal Church sanctuary. The angel motif is an annual tradition at St.
Mark's. Their Christmas tree is decorated entirely with sprites, cherubs and other angelic figures.


RELIGION BRIEFS
Christmas services
* Trinity Presbyterian
Church, 4365 State Road
776, offers two Christmas
Eve services at 6 p.m.
(family) and 8 p.m. (can-
dlelight and carols)
Wednesday, Dec. 24. 493-
0018
* Venice Assembly of God,
695 Center Road, spon-
sors a Christmas Eve
Communion service at 6
p.m. Dec. 24, with music,
prayer, lighting candles in
celebration of the birth of
Christ. 497-5683
* Epiphany Cathedral
Catholic Church, 350
Tampa Ave. W, offers a
live Christmas Mass from
11 a.m. to noon,
Thursday, Dec. 25. It will
be broadcast on channels
SNN-6 and WFTX-4.
Bishop Frank J. Dewane
of the Diocese of Venice
will be the celebrant. 484-
3505
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/adults; $5/children.
493-2770
* 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 can-
dle lighting, with treats
and games for the
youngsters. The JCV will
continue the celebration
with a special Chanukah
observance at 7 p.m.
prior to the regular ser-
vices at 7:30 on Dec. 26.
Bring your own family
menorahs for a commu-
nity candle lighting,
music and fun. Sunday,
Dec. 28, at 5 p.m. is the
last night of Hanukkah
with candle lighting,
door prizes and singing
at the Gazebo. JCV is
located at 600 North
Auburn Road. 484-2022
Music
* Ditchfield Family Singers
perform at 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, Dec. 21. 493-0775
New Life Assembly of
God, 5800 South Tamiami
Trail, 493-0775
*Youth and children's
Christmas musical,
"Christmas Crosstalk" at
6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23,
and at 6 p.m. Wednesday,
Dec. 24, First Church of


God, 351 Orange Road.
Treat bags for children in
attendance. 493-9938
* Explode the Roof, a new
contemporary, non-
denominational praise
and worship song service,
begins at 6 p.m. every
Saturday at South Venice
Christian Church, 2390
Seaboard Ave. 493-0003
New Life Assembly of
God, 5800 South Tamiami
Trail, 493-0775
* Sunset gospel sing-along
one hour before sunset,
Friday, near the lifeguard
station at Venice Beach.
Bring a chair and your
request for a favorite
gospel song. Call 493-0775,
or visit www.nlaog.org.
* Ditchfield Family
Singers perform 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., Fridays: Dark


room meditation, $5
* 4-7 p.m., Wednesdays:
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


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Out and about


PHOTO COURTESY OF KAREN MESSMER
Capt. Hugh James recently took Bob Peters, of Nokomis, and
a few other folks on a Cocohatchee River Nature Tour in
Naples, Fla.


COURTESY PHOTO
The annual Ridgewood Mobile Home Park Christmas Tea was
held Dec. 11.The event honors the women at the park for their
work to support the park's activities. In memory of Charlotte
Derby, who chaired the tea for many years, the tradition of
bringing baby gifts and donating them to the Venice Area
Pregnancy Care Center was continued. Committee members
are, in rear, Joan Watson, Joanne Satterfield, Sallie Chabasol,
Vera Kehm, Ginny Helvig, Mary McKenzie, Fran Hayes and
Rose Laurita. Also pictured are the men who escorted the
women to their tables, Jack Hayes and Bob Derby.


COURTESY PHOTO
Fran Hayes, left, chair of the Ridgewood Mobile Home Park
Christmas Tea, presents donated baby gifts to Venice Area
Pregnancy Care Center President Judy Donahue. Donahue
had volunteered with Charlotte Derby at the center and said
she was pleased that she suggested the idea to her friends.




My grandchild


PHOTO COURTESY OF SHEILAV. KAUFER
Emily Bernier recently came with her family to the Annual
Family Holiday Party at the Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda
Library. Everyone sang songs, made a special holiday take-
home craft and visited with Santa and Mrs. Claus, followed by
refreshments.


PHOTO COURTESY OF ED TAYLOR
Little Sam Rheingans and his dad, Matt, enjoyed breakfast
with Santa at the YMCA on Dec. 6.


My club


PHOTO COURTESY OF BONNIE PARLETTE
A Boy Scout Eagle Court of Honor was held recently for
Andrew Ogg, son of Mike and Kaci Ogg, of Omaha, Neb., and
grandson of Bonnie and Tom Parlette, of Venice. Andrew's
brothers, Nathan and Matthew Ogg, presented the colors dur-
ing the ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church of Omaha.


COURTESY PHOTO
Candy Duff, back row, a third-grade teacher and K-Kids faculty
adviser at Taylor Ranch Elementary School, took 41 K-Kids
students and their family members on a community outreach
event. K-Kids is a service organization sponsored by the local
Kiwanis Club that serves the school and community. These K-
Kids are fourth- and fifth-graders at Taylor Ranch. They visited
Bella Vita, Harbor Chase and Summerville nursing homes
Dec. 7, where they sang Christmas carols and delivered
homemade treats to the residents.


PHOTO COURTESY OF DAWN HAMMAN
The recent Venice Area Quilters Guild holiday dinner ben-
efited local organizations. Linda Mathisen, left, and Doris
Grimm chaired the guild's Toys for Tots collection. Retired
Marines picked up the toys and thanked the guild. They
are, from left, Bill Adams, Ken Schiller and Mike Roselle.
Grimm has chaired the drive for the guild for many years.

PHOTO COURTESY OF DAWN
HAMMAN
The quilters guild donated a
truckload of toys to Toys for
Tots, and more than $1,200
was raised for the South
County Food Pantry. Profits
from the meal, catered by
service sorority Pi Beta Psi,
went toward breast cancer
research. Mel Studley, a Pi
Beta Psi volunteer, served
rolls and a smile.


The Ladies League of the Bird Bay Golf Club recently held
their annual Christmas party at the Elks Lodge in Nokomis.
Instead of prizes and a gift exchange, the women bought gifts
for children on the Salvation Army Angel Tree. They also col-
lected nonperishable food items for the Salvation Army's food
pantry at the golf pro shop.


PHOTO COURTESY OF BOB CROSSLEY
Venice Sailing Squadron held its annual Christmas party at
Boca Royale Golf & Country Club on Dec. 10. From left, Vice
Commodore Steve Saewert, Secretary Pat Saewert,
Commodore Bob Grunow and Treasurer Don Marik.


PHOTO COURTESY
OF MAGGIE
SURWILO
Newcomers of
Venice Alumni
Bunco Group
recently attend-
ed the club's an-
nual Christmas
luncheon at the
home of Jane
Fischetti.

PHOTO COURTESY
OF BOB CROSSLEY
From left, enjoy-
ing the sailing
squadron's party
are Gigi and
Richard Gresen
and Tom and
Jackie Barrett.


PHOTO COURTESY OF KARL H SCHMITZ
Samantha Schmitz is the granddaughter of Carole and Karl
Schmitz, of Venice. Dr. Sam is accepting new patients; no
insurance or appointments required.

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VENICE ISLAND. Luxurious home located steps
from the beach. Wood cabinets, granite, energy
efficient, private elevator&Gulf views. 51,175,000.
Venice office, 485-5421.#N571935


VENICE GOLF &CC. Tilefloors stretchthroughout
most ofthis 4BR home. Beautiful pool surrounded
by brick pavers. $529,000. Venice office, 485-5421.
#N5761371


SOUTHBAY. Magnificent 2-story, 4BR home
located directly across from the marina with
Gulf access from Intracoastal. $995,001. Venice
office, 485-5421.#N5763616


VENICE GOLF & C.C. Panoramic golf views from
this tastefully decorated great room plan with
den, 3BRS, remodeled kitchen, new tile and
carpets. $499,000. Plantation office, 493-2500.
#N5763429


PLACIDA HARBOUR. Beautiful, spacious 3BR
waterfront condominium with over 2,800 sq. ft.
& enclosed 2-cargarage. Outstanding community
amenities. 5775,000. Englewood office, 473-7750.
#fln770m3


RIVENDELL. Well-appointed home in desirable
Rivendell features 4BRs, den, granite, stainless
appliances & preserve view. $699,000. Palmer
Ranch office, 966-8000.#A3899356

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HAMMOCKS CAPE HAZE. This fantastic, newly VENTURA VILLAGE. This newer 3BR, 3,100-sq.-
completed 4BR Palm villa features granite ft. home boasts an office, media room, heated
counters, lake views, private 2-car garage & pool&3-cargarage.Private wetland preserve lot.
upstairs loft area. $339,500. Englewood office, $339,000. Venice office, 485-5421. #N5763615
473-7750. #D548882


CHARLOTTE HARBOR. Spectacular 4-story
luxurious condo overlooking the harbor with
hardwood floors. $689,900. Englewood office,
473-7750. #D5769631


PLANTATION G&CC. The most sought after
community in Plantation. 2BR plus den villa,
lake views & luxurious maintenance-free
living. $275,000. Plantation office, 493-2500.
#N572148


VENICE ISLAND. Unique 4BR home featuring
hardwood floors, new kitchen, tropical plans
& palms surrounding backyard pool. $599,000
Venice office, 485-5421.#N5760930



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WATERFRONT COMMUNITY. Amazing sailboat
water, 3BR,deeded boat dockandfabulous condo
living in Punta Gorda Isles. $239,900. Englewood
office, 473-7750. #C684754


VENICE GOLF & CC. Maintenance-free home
enjoys one ofthe choice lots on a Par-3 affording
lavish golf course views and neighborhood
pool. $239,000. Plantation office, 493-2500.
#N5762037


PORT CHARLOTTE.Waterfront 3BRhome located
on a quiet cul-de-sac. Features an open plan &
formal living, dining & Florida rooms. $225,000.
Englewood office, 473-7750.#D5771225


ENGLEWOOD. Key West-style stilt home with
adjoining buildable lot. 3 stories with potential
of 5BR. Great views from 2 decks. $209,000.
Plantation office, 493-2500.#N5762658


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.
Venice office, 485-5421.#N5761725


PORT CHARLOTTE. Completely upgraded
with new roof, garage door, water heater &
windows. 5135,200. Englewood office, 473-7750.
#D5770812


VENICE GARDENS. 3BR residence on a corner
lot with pool, glass sliders, Florida room and
vaulted ceilings. $115,900.Venice office, 485-5421.
#N5762245


BELLAGIO HARBOR VILLAGE. Bellagio
penthouse with the best panoramic
views in the entirecomplex. Wraparound
terraces, gourmet kitchen, high ceilings
& designer furnishings. $1,695,000.
Annette Ayers, 966-8000 or 223-2343.
#A3898732
THE OAKS. Well-located interior lot
overlooking the Heron course, this 4BR
main home boats a chef's kitchen, pool
& 1BR guesthouse. $1,295,000. Nicole
Hammons-Dovgopolyi, 966-8000 or
356-5849. #A3897289
NOKOMIS. Bayfront home located on
pristine Dona Bay. Prime location with
no fixed bridges, dock, davits and full
bayviews.$1,190,000. Helene Johnston,
493-2500 or 486-8224. #N569465
BOATER'S DELIGHT. Deep water dock-
age, minutes to the Gulf and a fabulous
location make this 3BR residence the
perfect place to call home. $999,999.
Helen Moore, 485-5421 or 724-2030.
#N5762484
THE OAKS. Large 3/4BR family home
on lake & 7th fairway of Heron Course.
New roof, a/c, piping & pool marcite.
$699,000. Sandra Strom, 951-6660 or
650-8297. #A373465
OAKS MERIDIAN. One of the most
coveted locations in the towers.
Wonderful light shines in this 3BR plus
den plan. Enclosed garage. $699,000.
Diane Hager, 966-8000 or 918-1977.
#A3894938
SORRENTO SHORES. Enjoy spectacular
sunsets from this spacious, custom built
Mediterranean-style home overlooking
Blackburn Bay. $599,900. William Eckler,
485-5421 or 408-5363. #N5763008
ELEGANT LIVING in an ideal location,
with upgrades throughoutand exquisite
architectural detail. Pool and spa over-
look lake. $595,000. Barbara E Gahry,
966-8000 or 586-3936. #A388930
OAKS MERIDIAN. Beautiful preserve
& water views from this stylish corner
unit. Bamboo floors, granite kitchen,
crown molding & 3BRs. $459,000. Nicole
Hammons-Dovgopolyi, 966-8000 or
356-5849. #A374403
OAKS BAYSIDE. Wooded lot with
preserve view, blueprints available.
Wonderful country club lifestyle. Club
membership required. $435,000. Nicole
Hammons-Dovgopolyi, 966-8000 or
356-5849. #A345693


RIVENDELL. A beautiful leaded glass
front door leads to a lavishly appointed
home. Elegance & rich detail throughout.
$409,000. Barbara E Gahry, 966-8000 or
586-3936. #A380162
RIVENDELL. Recently renovated, main-
tenance-free home with large kitchen,
stainless appliances & room for a pool.
Close to Pine View School. $299,000.
Barbara E Gahry, 966-8000 or 586-3936.
#A3898325
GOLFER'S DREAM. Charming lakefront
townhouse in the exclusive Oaks Golf
& CC. Updated interior and serene lake
view from patio. $250,000. Shayla Twit,
951-6660 or 544-7690. #A384714
LAKE VISTA. Light & bright Hidden
Bay end unit with 9' ceilings, many
amenities & preserve views. $249,000.
Annette Ayers, 966-8000 or 223-2343.
#A3898413
THEOAKS PRESERVE. Exceptional Oaks
lot priced for immediate sale. Must sell
quickly. $154,900. Betty Mullinnix &
Steve Abbe, 349-3444 or 928-3441.
#A3895979
NOKOMIS LOT. Perfect for your new
home in an area central to schools,
shopping, beach & 1-75. $45,000.
Betty Knight, 485-5421 or 928-3019.
#N5761382


ENGLEWOOD ISLES. Beautiful newer
5BR, 5,000-sq.-ft. custom bayfront pool
home with views of Lemon Bay, ICW &
Manasota Key. $1,998,000. Helen Moore,
485-5421 or 724-2030. #N5763412
VENICE ISLAND. Ultra luxurious town-
house style home located steps from
Venice Beach. Upgrades galore, private
elevator, pool & sundeck. $1,375,000.
Joan Mcmahon, 485-5421 or 306-9353.
#N571936
VENICE ISLAND. Spectacular Gulf &
beach views from this nicely appointed
end unit. Almost 2,400 sq. ft. of luxury
living in one of the most relaxing, private
condominiums on the beach. $995,000.
Larry Brown, 485-5421 or 544-4891.
#N5762657
HACIENDA DEL MAR. Unique Florida
community with Spanish architec-
ture. 3BR end unit with scenic views
and resort-style amenities. $775,000.
Pamela Neer, 473-7750 or 830-0999.
#D5769423
GROVE CITY SHORES. Completely
remodeled waterfront home with
elevated deck overlooking lanai & pool
area. $699,900. John Miranda, 473-7750
or 587-0346. #D5771347


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28959 SMUGGLERS LANE. 5849,900. Ellen Baker,
268-4999.#D5770164
VENICE
704 GRANADA AVE. 51,375,000. Theresa Brown,
350-5005.#N571936


OLD FLORIDA ARCHITECTURE. In a
nature preserve & across from 2 mari-
nas, 2,400-sq.-ft., 3/4BR overlooks a
lake & features numerous upgrades.
$649,000. Janet Montgomery, 966-8000
or 544-7031. #A340778
VENICE ISLAND. Beloved historic-style
4BR cottage between the beach and
downtown on Venice Island. Over 2,000
sq. ft. with welcoming rooms in a flow-
ing floor plan. $615,000. Helen Moore,
485-5421 or 724-2030. #N5763722
CALUSA LAKES. Known as the
"Bougainvillea House," this beauti-
ful home was custom designed by
Bamboo Homes. Walled courtyard leads
to a unique floor plan with lake & golf
views. $595,000. Elizabeth Phillips, P.A.,
966-8000 or 223-3344. #A376484
PAULSEN PLACE. Recently renovated
home on a private street. Just 2 lots
from Lemon Bay. Beautiful bay views.
$559,000. John Miranda, 473-7750 or
587-0346. #D5771295
ENGLEWOOD. 3,000 + sq. ft. custom
ranch nestled on an acre, with 3 master
suites, cathedral ceilings, dining room
& living room. $499,000. Linda Bastian,
966-8000 or 321-6203. #A375675
HAMMOCKS. Gracious living in this 4BR
luxury penthouse. Located overlooking
Lemon Creek & the Amberjack State
preserve. $495,000. Toby Delbridge,
473-7750 or 320-6360. #D572585
INTRACOASTAL LIVING in the beauti-
fully designed community of Hacienda
Del Mar. Greatwater views from this 2BR
unit. $475,000. Pamela Neer, 473-7750
or 830-0999. #D5769416
HAMMOCKS CAPE HAZE. Spectacular
views from this luxury penthouse.
Located directly overlooking Lemon
Creek & the Amberjack Preserve, this
Eagle penthouse offers 4BRs & almost
3,000 sq. ft. $469,900. Pamela Neer,
473-7750 or 830-0999. #D550894


328 PEDRO ST. $599,000. Steven Chapman,
716-7591.#N5760930
1100TARPONCENTERDR#204.$549,000. Sherrey
Welch,223-6318.#N5760930


GOVERNORS GREEN. Outstanding 4BR
home on a quiet cul-de-sac street. Many
wonderful features including beautiful
landscaping & self-cleaning pool & spa.
$449,900. Helene Johnston, 493-2500 or
486-8224. #N5763688
CAPE HAZE. Spacious 3BR home on a
1/2-acre lot with great room, master
suite & breakfast nook open to lanai &
pool. $425,000. Pamela Neer, 473-7750
or 830-0999.#D5769365
VENICE ISLAND. Spacious home on
a large lot. Mexican tile floors, excep-
tional yard with fruit trees & 2 deeded
Gulf beach accesses. $399,000. Beverly
Weltzien, 485-5421 or 223-0612.
#N5763621
BOCAVISTA HARBOR. Overlooking Boca
Grande, Charlotte Harbor & Placida Bay,
this well-appointed 4th-floor Dorado
model features tastefully designed decor
& furnishings. $375,000. Toby Delbridge,
473-7750 or 320-6360. #D572628
ISLAND PARK. Venice Island top
floor 3BR end unit with high ceilings
& extra large bonus room. $339,900.
Sherrey Welch, 485-5421 or 223-6318.
#N5762867
VENICE ISLAND. Never occupied, newer-
built, completely turnkey furnished
3BR condominium with bonus room,
screened lanai & lake view. $335,000.
Sherrey Welch, 485-5421 or 223-6318.
#N5763602
MANASOTA SHORES. 2BR condo in
lush tropical setting. Friendly commu-
nity with deeded beach and bay
access, covered balcony & heated pool.
$279,900. Ellen Baker, 473-7750 or
268-4999. #D5769318
WATERFORD. Maintenance-free
Shannon model in Waterford. Walking
distance to heated pool, tennis, golf
& fitness. $273,500. Robert Harsch,
485-5421 or 223-3690. #N5763677


ROTONDA WEST. Lovely, spacious 3BR
pool home in a popular golfcommunity.
Features formal living & dining rooms,
family room, eat-in kitchen, large lanai
& pool area with canal view. $269,000.
Sharon Andres, 473-7750 or 468-9897.
#D569881
HIDDEN LAKE. Fabulous, newer 3BR
home with 2-car garage in a gated
community. Features tile, Corian
counters & nook with bay windows.
$264,900. Jo-anne Sckowska, 485-5421
or 321-8975. #N5763002
LAKE OF WOODS. Meticulously main-
tained 3BR with open floor plan &
in-ground pool. Close to all the ameni-
ties Venice has to offer. $264,000.
Diane Fuchs, 485-5421 or 266-8006.
#N5763431
CLUBSIDEVILLAS. Beautiful golf course
views from the lanai of this special
Clubside villa. Open plan, vaulted ceilings
&eat-in kitchen. $259,900. Katie Malloy,
493-2500 or 468-2483. #N5763089
VENICE GARDENS. Jacaranda lakefront
charmer with extensive renovations.
Features 3BRs, updated kitchen, family
room & large lanai. $239,900. Jo-anne
Sckowska, 485-5421 or 321-8975.
#N5763651
ROTONDA WEST. Charming 2BR pool
home located on a cul-de-sac over-
looking golf course & park-like views.
$225,000. Susan Gilmore, 473-7750.
#D5771343
WEXFORD. 3BR villa on a wooded corner
lot golf course views. Upgrades include
custom cabinetry, enclosed Florida
room & more. $224,900. Bambi Utton,
493-2500 or 228-4881. #N575615
VENICE ISLAND. Just steps from the
Avenue on Venice Island, this historic
garden condominium embraces Old
Florida charm. $198,500. Katie Malloy,
493-2500 or 468-2483. #N575193
SOUTH VENICE. 2BR split plan, updated
kitchen, dining room, plantation shut-
ters, tiki bar, brick paver patio & 2-car
garage. $177,000. John Grimshaw,
473-7750 or 457-2612. #D565896
SOUTHWOOD. Charming lakefront,
maintenance-free home with vaulted
ceilings, plantshelves, large master suite
with sitting area. $165,000. Jo-anne
Sckowska, 485-5421 or 321-8975.
#N5761543
NEWCONSTRUCTION in Rotonda Villas.
Features an open floor plan, 2BRs, one-
car garage, & an eat-in kitchen with
breakfast bar & Corian counters. Close to
golf& beach. $159,000. Dianne Corcoran,
473-7750 or 266-1426. #D558386


ROTONDA VILLAS. This open plan villa
boasts 2BRs, vaulted ceilings, 18" tile,
carpet, eat-in kitchen, breakfast bar
& Corian counters. Two-year builder
warranty. $159,000. Dianne Corcoran,
473-7750 or 266-1426. #D558388
ROTONDA WEST. New construction in
Rotonda Heights. Due to be completed
by mid-2007. $139,900. Paul O'Brien,
473-7750. #D548271
MISSION LAKES. This 2BR end unit's
location overlooking pool & lake
enhances the tranquil atmosphere
you experience living in Mission Lakes.
$125,900. Beverly Weltzien, 485-5421
or 223-0612. #N571434
PINEHURST. Excellent 80'x 220'build-
ing lot on palm tree lined boulevard.
Adjacent lot also available. $105,000.
Mercedes Skidmore, 473-7750.
#D573589
ROOM TO BUILD on this great lot in
South Venice. Lot is partially cleared &
in a great neighborhood, across from
Shamrock Park. $45,000. Mary Samples,
485-5421 or 416-1591. #N519534


PORT CHARLOTTE. Fabulous 3,500-sq.-
ft. custom builtwaterfront home offers
spectacular views & over 175' of canal.
$599,000. Courtney Boyer, 473-7750 or
286-8208. #D5768958
NORTH PORT LOT. 4.46 acres on
the Coco Plum Waterway. $575,000.
Don Mullan, 485-5421 or 445-2072.
#N5763332
PORT CHARLOTTE. Wonderful oppor-
tunity to own a beautiful 4BR home on
the Tecumseh Waterway in South Gulf
Cove. Access to the Gulf. $499,900. Paul
O'brien, 473-7750. #D5770096
NORTH PORT. This personally custom
built home features a fenced-in yard
for privacy. $399,900. Harvey Davis,
493-2500 or 223-0424. #N5763516
PORTCHARLOTTE. Immaculate,expan-
sive 3-4BR home with cathedral ceilings,
arched doorways, luxurious master suite
with double walk-ins, great backyard &
room fora pool. $205,000. Lynn Purmort,
349-3444 or 928-7472. #A387938
RIVERWOOD. Firstfloorend unitcondo-
minium with 2-cargarage atend ofcul-
de-sac in Riverwood's exclusive mainte-
nance-free community of Grand Vista.
$199,000. John Grimshaw, 473-7750 or
457-2612. #D5771175


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