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Title: Venice gondolier sun
Alternate Title: Venice gondolier
Gondolier
Physical Description: v. : ill. (some col.) ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Venice Gondolier Sun
Publisher: Venice Gondolier Sun
Place of Publication: Venice Fla
Publication Date: April 1, 2009
Copyright Date: 2009
Frequency: semiweekly
regular
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Subject: Newspapers -- Venice (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Sarasota County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Sarasota -- Venice
Coordinates: 27.098611 x -82.438889 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 56, no. 7 (April 4-6. 2001)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Issue for April 4-6, 2001 also called April 4, 2001.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00028295
Volume ID: VID00672
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: ltuf - ANK8420
oclc - 47264140
alephbibnum - 002730652
issn - 1536-1063
lccn - 2001229429
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Preceded by: Venice gondolier (Venice, Fla. : 1983)

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Tax hike means jump in cigarette prices


BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH
STAFF WRITER

The rising cost of cigarettes led Dina
Parent to the doctor's office.
Parent has been smoking for years,
but after a recent hike in cigarette
prices, she said it's time to quit.
"I quit before for nine months," the
South County resident said. "Between
peer pressure and stress, I went back.
It's just going to be too expensive now. I
want to quit."
In anticipation of a federal excise tax
increase that goes into effect today
(April 1), some retailers already raised
the price of cigarettes. Price hikes rang-
ing from 41 cents for off-brands to 78
cents for name brands have pushed the
per-pack cost of Marlboro Lights, for
example, to $4.25 or more. Prices could
reach more than $5 per pack.
The tax 61 cents a pack was
passed by Congress in February. The
money will go toward extending health
care for 4 million uninsured children in
the State Children's Health Insurance
Program, known as SCHIP
SCHIP was created more than 10
years ago to help needy children whose
families could not afford insurance but
didn't qualify for Medicaid.
Meanwhile, Florida lawmakers are
considering a $1-per-packhike that would
be used to help offset Medicaid costs.
"The American Lung Association is
very much in favor of increasing the
cost of cigarettes," said Mariana Leslie,
ALA program manager. "We know that
it is a move that prevents youth, in par-
ticular, from smoking, and decreases
overall smoking rates."
'Unsettled'
In 1997, then-Florida Gov. Lawton
Chiles signed a settlement agreement
with the three largest cigarette compa-
nies Philip Morris, Reynolds and


Lorillard which combined account-
ed for 98 percent of all cigarettes sold in
Florida.
"These companies were required to
make payments of about 45 cents a
pack into a trust fund that would help
Florida pay for programs like Medicaid
that treat people whose health was
damaged by smoking," Chiles' son,
Lawton Chiles III, wrote in a statement,
adding that since the agreement was
signed, a
loophole was
created -
smaller com-
panies were
left out ofthe
tobacco set-
tlement.
Those com- SUN FILE PHOTO
Those com-
panies have A hike in the federal excise
since grown, tax has led to prices of
and now sell more than $4 per pack for
more than 20 brand-name cigarettes.
percent of
Florida's cigarettes.
"This explosive growth is largely a
result of the fact these companies do not
pay the 45 cents per pack that other com-
panies pay to fund Florida's smoking-
related Medicaid costs," he wrote. "Dosal
today ranks No. 3 in Florida cigarette
shipments, selling nearly 160 million
packs in our state each year. That exceeds
even Lorillard (the maker of Newport and
Kent), which was one of the three settling
"Big Tobacco" companies.
"Producing 900,000 packs of ciga-
rettes a day, Dosal sells enough ciga-
rettes to give every man, woman and
child in Florida a cigarette every day, all
year round."
Dirty looks
While some lawmakers favor a $1-per-
pack tax on cigarettes, Ellyn Bogdanoff,
a Fort Lauderdale Republican, doesn't
like the idea.


Raising the per-pack price $1 more
must go through the Finance and Tax
Council, headed by Bogdanoff.
She issued a statement strongly
opposing a statewide cigarette tax
because "this is not the time to
increase taxes."
Bogdanoff said it sends a bad mes-
sage as a way to help balance the budget.
Lawmakers estimate the $1-per-
pack increase would raise more than
$5 billion. The proposal is awaiting a
hearing in Bogdanoff's committee.
While lawmakers debate taxing
cigarettes, store clerk Chad Patel of
the Lil Saver Market said he's getting
used to the dirty looks, complaints
and anger expressed by smokers.
"I tell them I don't set the prices,"


he said. "I see many people are chang-
ing to the cheaper brands. They say
they are going to keep smoking no
matter what the price is. They are
stocking up before April 1."
Many convenience stores, through
their marquees and signs on the
doors and above cigarette carton dis-
plays, encouraged smokers to stock
up before April 1. For some it may
have been their last purchase.
"The most important thing to us is
that raising the price of cigarettes will
save lives," Leslie said. "Quitting smok-
ing is one of the most important things
you can do to improve your health -
and now, it will really improve your
financial health, too."
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SUN NEWSPAPERS 3A


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1,2009






4A SUN NEWSPAPERS


OBITUARIES


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009


Clifford S. Peterson
Clifford S. Peterson, 81, of Venice, Fla., died
Thursday, March 26, 2009.
Peterson was born in Tracy, Minn. Upon gradua-
tion from high school in Wisconsin Rapids,
Wis., and serving briefly in the Navy, he
entered the University of Wisconsin, graduat-
ing with a master's degree in 1952. He began
his career coaching in Wisconsin high schools.
In 1957, he accepted a position at Wright Junior
College in Chicago, later becoming an administrator
in the Chicago City Colleges. Acquiring a Kellogg
Foundation grant, he received a Ph.D. at the
University of Michigan. For seven years he served as
academic vice president at Sinclair Community
College, Dayton, Ohio. In 1980, Dr. Peterson assumed
the presidency of Quinsigamond Community Col-
lege, Worcester, Mass., retiring in 1994. He received
numerous awards for outstanding leadership and
wrote "Continuous Quality Assurance," which adapt-
ed business quality standards to higher education.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Sara; a broth-
er, Kenneth; sons Christopher and Alan; daughter
Jean Schukraft; and grandchildren Brittany and
Stephenie Smith and Corey Schukraft.
Services: A memorial service will be held at 2
p.m. Friday, April 3, at Venice Presbyterian Church.
Farley Funeral Home, Venice Chapel, is handling ar-
rangements. To send condolences, visit www.farley
funeralhome.com.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contri-
butions may be made to the Quinsigamond Commun-
ity College Foundation, 670 W. Boylston St., Worcest-
er, MA 01606, memo: "Peterson Fund."


Philip B. Rockwood
Philip Behnke Rockwood, age 93, of Venice, Fla.,
passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2009.
He was born on April 10, 1915, in Cleveland, Ohio.
S He graduated from Case School of Applied
Science in Cleveland and was a member of
Beta Theta Pi. He was an executive with the
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
for 40 years. He retired in 1977 and subse-
quently moved to Venice from Orange Village, Ohio. He
was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in
Venice, Shriners and Scottish Rites. He was a veteran of
the United States Army and served duringWorld War II.
He is survived by his wife, Susan of Venice; a son,
Dr. Douglas P Rockwood of Norman, Okla.; and a
stepdaughter, Dr. Gloria Nemerowicz of Wayland,
Mass. He was preceded in death by his first wife,
Jeanne, who passed away in 1985.
Services: There are no services planned at this
time. Farley Funeral Home, Venice, is handling the
arrangements. To send condolences, visit www.
farleyfuneralhome.com.
Contributions: Memorial donations may be made
to the Shriners Hospital for Children, c/o Sahib
Temple, Sarasota, FL 34232.

Thomas J. Rosa
Thomas Joseph Rosa, age 67, ofVenice, Fla., passed
away on Saturday, March 28, 2009.
He was born on Sept. 22, 1941, in St. Louis, Mo.,
and moved to Venice eight years ago. He was a com-
puter analyst and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He
was a volunteer with the Senior Friendship Centers in
Venice.


BOARDS from PagelA


County government Web site that
come under open records laws.
"Any records related to the pub-
lic business are subject to public
disclosure pursuant to Florida's
Public Records Act," according to
Adria E. Harper, director of the
First Amendment Foundation in
Tallahassee.
Those citizen groups also can
be subject to the Sunshine Law
depending upon their delegated
responsibilities or functions, she
said. Harper said advisory boards
that are delegated a responsibility
or function of a public board or
commission are subject to the


Sunshine Law. Advisory groups
that are merely gathering and
reporting information (fact find-
ing) are not subject to open meet-
ings requirements, she said.
The new county resolution
would provide advisory board
members a way to separate per-
sonal correspondence from coun-
ty business and preserve those e-
mails that are public record.
"We're making it easier; (citizen
advisers) all have the same
access," Staub said. "It's important
(to note) that committee members
until now didn't have official e-
mail addresses."


In an action later in the meet-
ing, commissioners voted unani-
mously to send a letter to the
Osprey Revitalization Committee
advising members of the need to
follow open records and open
meetings laws.
"Sunshine laws are the law of
the land," Commissioner Nora
Patterson said.
Of the Osprey committee, she
said, "They really do represent us,"
and urged fellow commissioners
to "send a strong letter" directing
that the members, if they are to
continue to meet, obey the law.
csakowitz@sun-herald.com


He is survived by his loving and caring
wife of 10 years, Alice Ploussard; his three
children, Sarah, Amy and Jacob Rosa; and a
sister, Pat and her husband, Tom Garrett. He
also leaves behind Alice's children and their spous-
es, Terri (Ron) Richards, Steve (Amy) Ploussard,
Kim (David Pettie) Ploussard and Jeff (Kathleen)
Ploussard; Alice's eight grandchildren; and his
niece and nephew.
Services: A mass to celebrate his new life will be
held at noon on Saturday, April 4, at Epiphany
Cathedral with a Christian interment to follow in
Epiphany Memorial Garden. Farley Funeral Home,
Venice, is handling the arrangements. To send condo-
lences, visit www.farleyfuneralhome.com.
Contributions: Memorial donations may be made
to the Senior Friendship Centers, "The Living Room,"
2350 Scenic Drive, Venice, FL 34293.

Richard Steele
Richard (Dick) Steele of Venice, Fla., formerly of
Jackson, Mich., passed away inVenice on Wednesday,
March 25, 2009.
He is survived by his wife, Joan Howard Steele;
his children, Cindy and LaNae Steele of Sarasota,
Fla., Rich, Sharie, Jessie and William (Woody)
Steele of Nokomis, Fla., Kay Steele Barkow (Tony)
and Cooper Barkow of Venice, Fla., and Eric Steele
of Venice, Fla.; a sister, Nancy (Don) Harris of
Jackson, Mich.; a sister-in-law, Sally Howard Earl
(Jack) of Jackson, Mich.; and many nieces and
nephews.
Services: As was his request, cremation has
taken place followed by a private family memorial at
his home in celebration of his life. Share a memory
or sign the guest book at www.farleyfuneralhome.
com.
Contributions: Donations may be made in his
name to TideWell Hospice and Palliative Care, 5955
Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.


LEGAL NOTICES


16 NOTICE OF ACTION 16 NOTICE OF ACTION 19 NOTICE OF AUCTION 20 NOTICETO CREDITORS 20 NOTICETO CREDITORS 30 NOTICE OF SALE


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE:
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE PROCEED-
INGS
To: All Persons or entities having or
claiming to have any right, title, or inter-
est in the following property:
$11,200.00 in U.S.
Currency,
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office seized
the described property on February 4,
2009, in Sarasota County, Florida. A
forfeiture complaint has been filed in the
Circuit Court, Twelfth Judicial Circuit,
in and for Sarasota County, Florida,
being case no. 2009-CA-4618-NC, for
the purpose of obtaining a final order of
forfeiture as to the above described prop-
erty upon producing due proof that same
was used in violation of Florida laws deal-
ing with contraband, pursuant to the Flori-
da Contraband Forfeiture Act, Sections
932.701.707, Florida Statutes.
Kurt A. Hoffman, Esquire General
Counsel
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office
Post Office Box 4115
Sarasota, Florida 34230-4115.
Telephone (941) 861-4058; 861-
5800
Venice Gondolier Sun
PUBLISH:
MARCH 25, 2009
APRIL 1, 2009

NOTICE OF ACTION
BEFORE THE
BOARD OF
NURSING
IN RE: The license to
practice nursing of
Kellie Sue Toy Shock, R.N.
284 Malvern Circle
Venice, Florida 34231
Case No.: 2008-02466
License No.: RN 1713812


The Department of Health has filed
an Administrative Complaint against
you, a copy of which may be
obtained by contacting, Megan M.
Blancho, Assistant General Counsel,
Prosecution Services Unit, 4052 Bald
Cypress Way, Bin #C65, Tallahassee
Florida 32399-3265, (850)-245-
4640.
If no contact has been made by you
concerning the above by April 15,
2009, the matter of the Administra-
tive Complaint will be presented at an
ensuing meeting of the Board of
Nursing in formal proceeding.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons needing
a special accommodation to partici-
pate in this proceeding should con-
tact the individual or agency sending
this notice not later than seven days
prior to the proceeding at the
address given on the notice. Tele-
phone: (850)-245-4640, 1-800-955-
8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (V),
via Florida Relay Service.
PUBLISH:
MARCH 11, 2009
MARCH 18, 2009
MARCH 25, 2009
APRIL 1, 2009


19 NOTICE OF AUCTION

NOTICE OF PUBLIC
AUCTION
The following vehicle/vessel(s) will be
auctioned for unpaid towing & stor-
age charges only, per FS 713.78.
Vehicle @ Jerry's Towing 4001 Santa
Barbara Blvd #239, Naples, FL
1. 1 1996 Chev Blazer Sw BIk
1GNDT13W8T2292334
On 4/20/2009 at 9:00 am at 171 S
Jackson Rd Venice, FL
PUBLISH: APRIL 1, 2009
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Johnson's Towing of Venice gives
Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and
intent to sell these vehicles on
04/22/2009, 09:00 a.m. at 604
Tamiami Trail N, Nokomis, FL
34275-2137, pursuant to subsection
713.78 of the Florida Statutes. John-
son's Towing of Venice reserves the
right to accept or reject any and/or all


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-2006 SUZUKI
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PUBLISH: APRIL 1, 2009
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Johnson's Towing of Venice gives
Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and
intent to sell these vehicles on
04/29/2009, 09:00 a.m. at 604
Tamiami Trail N, Nokomis, FL
34275-2137, pursuant to subsection
713.78 of the Florida Statutes. John-
son's Towing of Venice reserves the
right to accept or reject any and/or all
bids.
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PUBLISH: APRIL 1, 2009

20 NOTICETO CREDITORS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HELMA L. GROSHONG
Deceased,
File No. 2009-CP-002006-NC
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
HELMA L. GROSHONG, deceased,
whose date of death was September
27, 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
representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons, having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
OD 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 PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE IS MARCH 25,
2009.
Personal Representative:
Robert S. Weinbeck
c/o 240 Nokomis Avenue S
Suite 200


Venice, FL 34285 against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
Attorneys for Personal served must file their claims with this
Representative: court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
Daniel A. Bechtold, Esq. MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
Bechtold & Corbridge, P.A. FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
240 Nokomis Ave South OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
Suite 200 SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
Venice, FL 34285 ON THEM.
Telephone: (941)-488-7751 All other creditors of the decedent and
Florida Bar No. 0678880, other persons having claims or demands
PUBLISH: March 25, April 1, 2009 against decedent's estate must file their
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SARA- claims with this court WITHIN 3
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SARA- c SH FTE s uA OT
SOTA COUNTY, MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
SFLO CRIDA FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
PROBATE DIVISION NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
IN RE: ESTATE OF, TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
GLORIA J. HUNT ak/a GLORIA JEAN TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
HUNT, BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
Deceased BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
File No 2009-CP-4861-SC ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
Division: Probate FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
NOTICE TO CREDITORS DEATH IS BARRED.
The administration of the estate of GLO- The date of first publication of this
RIA J. HUNT ak/a GLORIA JEAN HUNT, notice is MARCH 25, 2009.
deceased, whose date of death was P l
March 12, 2009, is pending in the Cir- Personal Representative:
cuit Court for SARASOTA County, Flori- John Q.Johnson
da, Probate Division, the address of 2165 Lakewood Drive
which is P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota, FL Nokomis, FL 34275
34230-3079. The names and address-
es of the personal representative and the Attorney for
personal representative's attorney are set Personal Representative:
forth below. Dennis J. Tracy
All creditors of the decedent and other Attorney for John Q. Johnson
persons having claims or demands Florida Bar No. 176558
against decedent's estate on whom a Dulmer& Tracy, Chartered
copy of this notice is required to be 229 Pensacola Road
served must file their claims with this Venice, Florida 34285
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 Telephone: (941)-485-7761
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE Fax: (941)-488-9482
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE PUBLISH: March 25, April 1, 2009
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SARA-
ON THEM. SOTA COUNTY,
All other creditors of the decedent and FLORIDA
other persons having claims or demands PROBATE DIVISION
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 IN RE: ESTATE OF
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE PETER PIDHORODECKY
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS Deceased.
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE File No: 2009-CP-004025-NC
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC- Division: Probate
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER NOTICE TO CREDITORS
BARRED. The administration of the Estate of
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI- PETER PIDHORODECKY, deceased,
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM File No. 2009-CP-004025-NC is pend-
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE ing in the Circuit Court for SARASOTA
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF County, Florida, Probate Division, the
DEATH IS BARRED. address of which is P.O. Box 3079,
The date of first publication of this Notice Sarasota, FL 34230-3079. The
is April 1, 2009. names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal repre-
Personal Representative: sentative's attorney are set forth below.
Kim M. Greaves All creditors of the decedent and other
c/o 213 Harbor Drive North persons having claims or demands
Venice, FL 34285 against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
Attorney for Personal claims, on whom a copy of this notice is
Representative: served must file their claims with this
Donna-Lee M. Roden Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
Florida Bar No. 771790 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
213 Harbor Drive North FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
Venice, FL 34285 OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE
Telephone: (941)-486-8555 OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
PUBLISH: April 1, 8, 2009 All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SARA- against the decedent's estate, including
SOTA COUNTY, unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
FLORIDA claims, must file their claims with this
PROBATE DIVISION Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
IN RE: ESTATE OF TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ELIZABETH JOHNSON, ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT
Deceased. SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
File No. 2009-CP-4436-SC THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
Division: Probate THIS NOTICE IS APRIL 1, 2009.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS Personal Representative:
The administration of the estate of ELIZ- CAROLE I. PECK
ABETH JOHNSON, deceased, whose 629 Upper Grassy Hill Road
date of death was MARCH 4, 2009, is Woodbury, CT 06798
pending in the Circuit Court for SARASO-
TA County, Florida, Probate Division, the Attorney for Personal
address of which is P.O. Box 3079, Representative:
Sarasota, Florida 34230-3079. The Robert A. Dickinson
names and addresses of the personal FL Bar No. 161468
representative and the personal repre- 460 S. Indiana Ave.
sentative'S attorney are set forth below. Englewood, FL 34223
All creditors of the decedent and other (941) 474-7600
persons having claims or demands PUBLISH: APRIL 1, 8, 2009


NOTICE OF SALE
At public sale by competitive bidding on
Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 12 pm,
SOUTH VENICE STORAGE, (941)-
497-5957 on premises where said prop-
erty is stored and which are located at:
SOUTH VENICE STORAGE
20 CIRCLEWOOD DR
VENICE, FLORIDA 34293
JAMES LAWTON (10X20)
JAMES LAWTON (10X20)
JAMES LAWTON (10X20)
All auctioned units must be paid for in
cash and emptied by 5 p.m. on day of
sale. Units listed for auction may be with-
drawn without notice.
PUBLISH: March 25, April 1,2009

38 OTHER NOTICES

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Manatee Community College is
soliciting proposals from qualified,
independent CPA / Auditor consult-
ing firms to provide internal auditor
and consulting services for the Col-
lege on an annual basis.
Those interested in responding to
Request For Proposal (RFP2009-3,
Internal Audit Services) may obtain a
copy of the proposal by contacting
the Purchasing department at 941-
752-5356 or by e-mail:
radomst@mccfl.edu
The proposal may also be viewed
and down loaded from the MCC Pur-
chasing web page:
http://www.mccfl.edu/pages/3217.
asp
PUBUSH: April 1, 2009
SECTION 106
PUBLIC NOTICE

Verizon Wireless is proposing
to construct a telecommuni-
cations tower located at 1765
S. Tamiami Tr. (US-41) in
Venice, Sarasota County, FL
at Latitude N27-04-09.4, Lon-
gitude W82-25-11.8. The
tower is proposed to be a
Stealth Flagless Flagpole
tower design and 130' tall.
Verizon Wireless seeks com-
ments from all interested per-
sons on the impact of the
tower on any districts, sites,
buildings, structures, or
objects significant in Ameri-
can history, architecture,
archaeology, engineering, or
culture, that are listed or eligi-
ble for listing in the National
Register of Historic Places.
Specific information about the
project, including the historic
preservation reviews that Ver-
izon Wireless is conducting
pursuant to the rules of the
Federal Communications
Commission (47 C.F.R. Sec-
tions 1.1307(4)) and the Advi-
sory Council on Historic
Preservation (36 C.F.R. Part
800) will be made available to
interested persons who
request the information from
the contact below. All ques-
tions, comments, and corre-
spondence should be directed
to Virginia Janssen, Principal
Archaeologist, Dynamic Envi-
ronmental Associates, Inc.,
3850 Lake Street, Suite C,
Macon, GA 31204,
Secl06@DynamicEnviron-
mental.com by 05/01/2009.

PUBLISH: April 1, 8, 2009


VENICE ESTATE
JEWELRY AND LOAN IN
New Shop In Venice
Buying & Selling
Pre-Owned & Estate
Jewelry and Coins
Specializing in Rolex & Vintage
Wrist and Pocket Watches.
2003 S. Tamiami Trail *Venice, FL 34293
Office: (941) 493-3200
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CITY OF VENICE
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE CITY OF VENICE PLANNING
COMMISSION WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON TUESDAY, APRIL
21, 2009 AT 1:30 P.M. IN CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 401
WEST VENICE AVENUE, VENICE, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER VARI-
ANCE PETITION NO. 09-1MP.
Request for modification of standards for the Venice Bay Adult Park
relating to the non-conformity of existing structures.
THE PROPERTY IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
LOCATION: 600 North Tamiami Trail
OWNER: Venice Bay Adult Park, Inc.
Any person who decides to appeal any decision of the Planning Com-
mission with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will
need a record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal
is to be based.
All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard. Written
comments filed with the Planning Commission (c/o Planning & Zon-
ing Department, 401 W. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285) will be
heard and considered. More detailed information on this variance
can be obtained by calling the Planning & Zoning Department, City
Hall, Venice Florida, 486-2626, extension 28004.
This public hearing may be continued from time to time.
IF YOU ARE DISABLED AND NEED ASSISTANCE, PLEASE
CONTACT THE PLANNING & ZONING DEPARTMENT AT LEAST
24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE MEETING. (486-2626, EXT. 28004)
PUBLISH: ARPIL 1, 2009





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OPINION


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OUR VIEW



End in sight to Florida's game of tag


A t last count, orida produces
113 differentlicense plates
During the currentlegislative
session state lawmakers will add
more
This may seem strange to vaca
tioners who come from a state with
fewer options But fr the groups
honoredwith the tags,it makes sense
-and dollars
Many of the state's colleges, non-
profits, and other groups receive a
steady income stream from the tags
without alick ofwork Speciality tags
are an easywayto raise fundswitout
begging or browbeating alumni and
thosewho supportyour cause It also
isa formoffreeadvertising.
With a speciality tag, car owners
are identified with a group they
belong to oradmire.Tags also can add
prestige You can proudly display a
university plates even if you quit


school in the eighth grade
Paying extra fr tese tags suggests
the owner is a generous donor
We have tags to fightbreast cancer,
stop child abuse, promote golf, en
courage safe driving, protect whales
and support the military
Buthainga specialty plate doesn't
always pay off
From July 2006 to June 2007 the
Orlando Predators arena football
team received just $50 from tags. Yet
to have a speciality plate you must
pay an inital fee of $60,000 and
"prove" to the state at least 30,000
vehicle owners wll purchase one
Another arena football team, the
Tampa Bay Storm, did lightlybetter
The Storm received $100 from the
our people who bought their plate
Florida Gid Scouts probablyshould
focus on selling cookies rhey took in
just $120 in the 20062007 fiscal year


To of the newer speciality plates,
"In God we Trust" and "Horse Coun
ty' specialty plate numbers 112
and 113 received no support last
year, according to a state report
The big winner is always the
University of Florida Its tags were
purchased by 113,562 alumni and
fans in 200, up from 105,361 in 2007
The school will receive more than
2. million.
"Protect Wild Dolphins" placed
second, with 80,797 tags Protect the
Panther" was third in 2006 with
80,065 tag sales Each wil get more
than 2 million Notbad.
More specialty plates cleared the
Roads, Bridges & Ports Policy Com-
mittee in theFloridaHouseafedays
ago One raises funds fr autism, an
other supports catch-and-release
fishing. Two surfing tags, "Endless
Summer" and "Let's Go Surfing,"


made that firstcut
Other bils would create tags for
Children First, the Bay of Pigs Mu-
seum, the Florida Biodiversity Foun-
dation, Kbrean War veterans and the
Fraternal Order of Police
The list also included specialty
plates for the St Johns River and a
Marion Countyhorse park
A "Go Green" tag would support
renewable energy and technology A
"Trinity plate would help fund the
Tbomey Foundation for the Natural
Sciences
Why this rush? Because a three
year moratorium became effectiveon
July 1. An exception was made for
those who filed a notice of intent by
May 2, provided a survey and heir
marketing strategy plus the 60,000
application feebyOct 1
Good causes all, but some believe
its time to give it a rest


Don 't blame


the Internet


BOBVEDDER
PUBLISHER


I was speaking to the
Venice-Nokomis Rotary
Club a couple of weeks
ago, and my message
about our newspaper's
economic challenges
was,itis notthe Interet
Oh sure, it isappealing
to younger people, par
ticulady those not con
nected to the community
they live in Yes, te
Internet has taken eye
bals offofTVand cable
Sure, people use it more
to shop and do other
things, but it is only a
very small reason that
community newspapers
like ours are having fi-
nancial challenges
Theworst economy in
my30 years he is what
is affecting our business
Ourbiggestbusiness sec-
tors are: real estate and
construction, autos,
home interiors (furni-
ture, flooring and the
like); and help wanted
Those markets are halfor
less ofwhattheywere.
The businesses that
are doing the best are
advertising and captur
ing the market tat is
there-and s still a
market
Retail and health care
are two important sec
tors that are pretty much
holding their own, with
some being hurt but by
andlarge doing OK Even
myson'sbusiness, apedi
atric practice in Naples, is
down some fewer
checkups, people not
coming in fr the com-
mon cold and stuff like
that
We see many of our
customers making tough
decisions on how to sur
vive We are trying to help
them while working on
our own plan to keep up
withthe downturn
Many of our cus
tomers have closed one
oftheirlocations, such as
G Fried, which had a
flooring store in Venice
that it decided to close
while keeping the one in
Sarasota open. That sce
nano is played outoften
Builders have it the
roughest Many have


backed down to a skele-
ton crew Somebusiness-
es hatused to haveoffice
staff laid them off, and
the owner or manager is
the office staff One pro
minent builder I know
has actually donned a
carpenters apron to help
build the few units he
has
In our case, several of
our businesses are actu
ally doing well Our
phone company, Day
Star, which offers very
good, less-expensive
phone service fr busi-
nesses, is doing fine, as
are our weeklies in the
middle of the state, as
they are less affected by
the downturn But we
havehadto makealotof
reductions while trying
to minimize the effecton
our products.
It is painful We have
lost somewonderful peo
ple Because we have not
reduced staff before
other than by atrition,
this has been very hard
on management, as I
know it has in oterbusi
nesses.
We'll all get trough it
and incidentally it is
notthe Internet


ByP s Crack: I've
been doing a lot of
research on home
buying. According to
my calculations, the
best time to buy a
house is 1962.


The Crows Nest had
its annual limerick con-
test for St. atrick's Day
which year after year has
been great fn. This year,
Mike Leopold won wit:
"There's a great swimmer
who oncehit abong, and
to him he was doing no
wrong. To me it's ob-
scene, that ty pity the
green, of a man who
looks good in a thong."

April 2, 3 and 4, Haz-
eltine Nurseryishaving a
variety of interesting
demtonsttins. There
will be bonsai demon
strations at 10a.m.,noon
and 2pm. allthree day
Walking tours ofthe pro-
duction nursery (90
acres) will be at 11:30
a.m., 1:30 pm and 3:30
p.m. Design tips for land-
scape design are at 11
a.m.,andland3 pm.
There will be a help
desk by the Florida E-
tension Service all three
days Maybe he can help

Please see VEDDER 9A


LETTERS FROM OUR READERS


Incorporation not foundation's baby


Editor:
As presidentofthe CaseyKyFoundation, I would
like to correct one error of fact in Gerald Rogovin's
recent article, 'Meeting on Casey Key incorporation
planned"
The Casey Key Foundation is a nonprofit charita
ble entity formed six yars ago to fund research and
project to preserve and enhance the qualityoflife on
Casey Key and its surrounding community The fun
dation has sponsored professionally conducted stud
ies rating to various community issues, rehabilitat-
ed a county-owned building on Casey Key, rehabli-
tated the Blackburn Pointbridgetenders house pro
videdlead funding fr a PineView School Habitat for
Humanity project; and, most recently, sponsored a
Community Options study to explore governance
alternatives fr Casey Key
Te foundation carries out its research and pro-
jects based on input and donations from our com-
munity and makes the results available to our com-
munity However, the fundation does not engage in
anypoliticalactivies, nordoesitpresentanybils to
county or state legislaturs. Nor did it introduce the
bill relating to the incorporation ofCas eyKorlobby
on its behalf
Thee activities were (and are funded and con
ducted by the Committee fr Incorporation of Casey
Key an independent group of Casey Key residents,
and the Casey Key Foundation takes no position
either fr or againstthe bll.
Thank you for correcting this point in your other
wise fine reporting

Arncie Uciuoli
NolorntI


Glad Buchanan
tooka stand
Editor:
I publicly applaud
Congressman Vern Bu
chanan fr his leadership
in voting against the il-
lion-dollar stimulus pack
age
The Obama political
machine is doing itsbest
to convince the Amer
ican people that the un
precedented spending in
this bil is necessary to
boost the economy Gov
Chadie Crist has appar


entlydrunk the Kol-Aid.
Te bil that was sign
ed by the president in
cluded unprecedented
amounts of wasteful
spending to grow the size
of government and ad-
vance a socialist agenda
It provided no significant
tax relief for working
families and small busi-
nesses, which create
most ofthe jobs
I am thankful that our
congressman, Vrn Bu-
chanan, stood up for
working families and


supported an alternative
bill to put Americans
back to work by creating
twice as manyjobs athalf
the cost

Beida Al uchon
Noorris
Traffic not a
silent problem
Editor:
TIas a propereditori
al decrying te failure of
automobile drivers to
operate their vehicles
with courtesy and safety
but it left out one major
noxious hazard, which is
noise
We're beginning to
sound like NewYork City
in tat respect, what wit
the frequency of sens,
which may well be nec-
essary But the what
about the special effects
deliberately produced by
fancy exhausts and over-
priced motorcycles, lawn
blowers and Publix's gen-
erator?

Martin Bgrrean
Venice
Thanks for Red
Cross' efforts
Editor:
Have you caught the
smell ofburningwood in
the ai Or perhaps no
ticed the wind-borne
ashes and cinders depos-
ited on walkways and
lanais? These tell-tale
signs ofwild fires remind
us of the dangerous
drought conditions lying
ahead
It also gives us pause
to acknowledge how fr-
tunate we citizens are to
have quality fire depart


ments in our area with
mutual-aidpactsinplace
that allow them to do
their job without petty
jurisdictional disputes
Thisputsthetask ofpub-
lic safety in the forefront
and sets an excellent
ample of cooperation
fr all of us
But in the midst of all
this, the American Red
Cross is also dispatched
to anyincident ofconse-
quence to support fire
fighters and victims alike
These are volunteers
whose only reward is
knowing the are doing
good
The Red Cross volun
teers deserve to know
thatwe recognize, appre
ciate and are grateful fr
all they do

EmilioCarlesirm
Venice
Seen a lot in
40-plus years
Editor:
We began our Venice
experiences in the eady
1960s, which only means
weve seen some strange
government events un
derthe soutern sun
At that time, no multi
story apartments were
west ofte tennis courts,
as an "understanding"
seemed to exist One day,
the big block was ap-
proved. Net, the road to
the jettyhad condos on
its beach side, using that
open space
Ten he ere wasn't
$25,000, plusorminus, to
repair the railroad tracks
to keep the circus in

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Sarasota Scullers win 20 medals in Miami


FROM SARASOTA SCULLERS

The Sarasota Scullers came home
with 20 medals including 13 gold, four
silver and three bronze from the 1,500-
meter sprint race in Miami
International Regatta on March 7 at
Key Biscayne.
Gold medals: Women Freshman lX
- Shawna Sims; Men Freshman IX -
Joseph Pantera; Women Varsity IX B -
Tori Hetman; Men Varsity 4+ Joe
Sutherland, Sean Murphy, Ryan
Houser, Kyle Norder, Kevin Monsen
(coxswain); Men IV 4+ Joey Deehr,


Marcus Erlich, Christian Owen, Mike
Orman, Arianna Robbins (coxswain);
Women Freshman 8+ Lauren Litchet,
Lauren Pagano, Dale Main, Amy Gardi,
Sarah Moore, Sarah Tarlowski, Taylor
Rodgers, Erica Noga, Devin Norder
(coxswain); Women Varsity 8+ -
Shannon Sims, Gabby Ors, Ashleigh
Tucker, Ciara Long, Abby Siergik,
Kelliann Koehler, EdenVeldkamp, Mary
Beth Bilder, Lily Ponitz (coxswain);
Women Freshman 4+ Lauren Litchet,
Lauren Pagano, Dale Main, Shawna
Sims, Devin Norder (coxswain);
Women Lightweight 8+ Cristin


Pacifico, Colleen Wohlrab, Julienne
Koehler, Tori Hetman, Katie Allen, Tory
Graham, Becca L'Hote, Adara Robbins,
Arianna Robbins (coxswain); Women
2- A Shannon Sims, Gabby Ors;
Women Lightweight 4+ Cristin
Pacifico, Colleen Wohlrab, Becca
L'Hote, Adara Robbins, Arianna
Robbins (coxswain); Women JV 4+ -
Felicia Galland, Audra Deehr, Tori
Hetman, Julienne Koehler, Devin
Norder (coxswain); Women 4X -
Kelliann Koehler, Abby Siergik, Eden
Veldkamp, Mary Beth Bilder.
Silver medals: WomenVarsity 1XA -


Becca L'Hote; Women Varsity 2X -
Colleen Wohlrab, Felicia Galland; Men
Freshman 4X Joseph Pantera, Julien
Blythe, Chandler Norder, Spencer
Grubb; Women Varsity 4+ Shannon
Sims, Gabby Ors, Ashleigh Tucker, Ciara
Long, Lily Ponitz (coxswain).
Bronze medals: MenVarsity IX Joe
Sutherland; Men Freshman 8+ Mike
Landis, Ryan Houser, Conor
Davenport, Thomas Marryott, Hunter
Laud, Joseph Pantera, Julien Blythe,
Chandler Norder, Mitchell MacPhail
(coxswain); Women 2- B Ciara Long,
Ashleigh Tucker.


BRIEFS from Page 10A


the park during the day of
the event as early as 7 a.m.;
certain activities have a lim-
ited number of entrants so
preregistration is recom-
mended.
The first 1,500 participants
registered for a scheduled
activity will receive a com-
memorative ribbon when they
check in at the registration


desk. Preregistered entrants
must also check in when arriv-
ing at the park.
Race cars and race karts will
be on display courtesy of
Charlotte County Motorsports
Park.
Registration forms can be
printed from www.cityofnorth
port.com. For more informa-
tion, call 429-7266.


Venice freshman football
camp starts June 8
A Venice High freshman
football summer camp will be
held from June 8 to Aug. 6 at
Venice High.
The camp will run from
10:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.,
Monday through Thursday.
Cost is $150.
According to Venice High


football head coach John
Peacock, there are no cuts in
freshman football.
For more information,
download a freshman sum-
mer registration sheet at www.
veniceindianfootball.org.
Venice youth football
camp July 27
The Venice High football


coach staff will be holding a
youth football camp from July
27-31 at Venice High.
The camp will cost $75 and
will be held from 10:30 a.m. to
5:15 p.m.
Additional information and
registration forms can be
found on the Venice High
football Web site, www.venice
indianfootball.org.


SHORTS from Page 10A
Cassandra Johnson (V) def.
Courtney Peterson, 6-0, 6-3;
Cristina SanFrancesco (V) def.
Danielle Rioux, 6-2, 6-1; Violet
Goetz (V) def. Jenna Parrish, 6-3,
6-4.
Doubles
Goldstein and Janelle King (V)
def. Perisho and Shasteen, 8-2;
Maggie Kowalik and Sarah
Benderson (V) def. Peterson and
Rioux, 9-7.
Records- Venice 11-2-1, Port
Charlotte 3-5.

BOYS
VENICE 7, PORT CHARLOTTE 0
At Venice High
Singles
Chandler Grieco (V) def.
Jackson Barnett, 6-0, 6-0; Alex
Merrill (V) def. Paul Murno, 6-4, 6-
0; Adam Bernstein (V) def. John
Spurlock, 6-0, 6-0; James Rock
(V) def. A.J. Hauser, 6-0, 6-0;
Michael Leonard (V) def. Alex
Akers, 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles
Grieco and Rock (V) def.
Barnett and Murno, 8-0; Merrill
and Leonard (V) def. Spurlock and
Hauser, 8-0.
Records Venice 10-5, Port
Charlotte n/a.

VENICE DEFEATS CHARLOTTE:
The Venice High girls tennis team
won its eighth straight match with
a convincing 7-0 victory over
Charlotte on Monday afternoon at
Charlotte High.
The Lady Indians (10-2-1) lost
only 11 games in the seven
matches.
In the boys, the No. 2 doubles
team of Michael Leonard and
Stephen Felman scored a 8-3 win
to lift the Indians to a 4-3 win.
GIRLS
VENICE 7, CHARLOTTE 0
At Charlotte High, Punta Gorda
Singles
Janelle King (V) def. Paige
Barber, 6-3, 6-3; Malorie Lipman
(V) def. Jordan Brantley, 6-1, 6-0;
Sarah Benderson (V) def. Bailey
Wojcik, 6-2, 6-0; Maggie Kowalik
(V) def. Laura Kreski, 6-0, 6-1;
Sydney Dannenberg (V) def.
Rianna Bachan, 6-0, 6-1.
Doubles
Danielle Haefele and Bianca
Echtler (V) def. Barber and
Brantley, 8-0; Lipman and Kowalik
(V) def. Wojcik and Kreski, 8-0.
Records- Venice 10-2-1,
Charlotte 2-4.
BOYS
VENICE 4, CHARLOTTE 3
At Charlotte High, Punta Gorda
Singles
Kristen Coombs (C) def. Chris
Le, 7-6 (7-4), 6-0; Anthony
Borrego (C) def. Chandler Grieco,
6-2, 6-4; Michael Leonard (V) def.
Robbie Zusman, 6-2, 6-1;
Stephen Felman (V) def. Scott
Barnett, 6-3, 7-5; ZackYonker (V)
def. Drew Harris, 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles
Combs and Borrego (C) def.
Le and Grieco, 8-4; Leonard and
Felman (V) def. Zusman and
Barnett, 8-3.
Records -Venice 9-5,
Charlotte n/a.

SOFTBALL
MISS VENICE FASTPITCH:
Venice Lawn Care 11, Venice


Chrysler 2 Brittney Pritchett
recorded her first victory of the
season with a one-hitter and six
strikeouts. Alicia Wagner went 2-
for-3 and Destiny Bishop scored
twice late to blow the game open.
Diana Taylor had the only hit for
Venice Chrysler.
Venice Lawn Care 12, D & D
Garage Door 7 VLC raised
record to 2-0 as Carly Rosa
recorded 12 strikeouts. Morgan
Wier, Jamie Quinn and Antonia
Ventura had hits and scored for
VLC. Taylor Constantino scored
three runs to spark the offense. S.
Wengard had a hit, walk and two
stolen bases for D&D.
Venice Lawn Care 6, Rak's
Gators 4 Venice Lawn Care ral-
lied for a win by scoring three runs
in the final inning. Lanae Steele
led off the inning with a walk. After
two outs, Destiny Bishop, Carly
Rosa and Morgan Wier turned up
the offense and drove in three
runs to spark the win. A. Wisehart
2-for-3 with a triple.
MRI 11, VLC 9 Destiny


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scored three runs forVLC. MRI
was led offensively as G. Babul
scored three runs and J. Abby
scored twice.
VLC 8, Second Nature 6 -
Taylor Constantino, Carly Rosa and
Destiny Bishop led VLC with hits
and runs to raise its record to 4-1
on the season.Taylor Louks scored
twice late to put VLC ahead. B.
Altier had two hits in the clean-up
spot for Second Nature.
VLC 6, Outkasts 5 Brittany
Pritchett stole home with the win-
ning run in the final inning for
Venice Lawn Care. The Outkasts,
who were led by pitcher Nikki
Kovalsky, led 5-3 before VLC ral-
lied. Antooonia Ventura drove in
Carly Rosa from third base for the
tying run then as time expired,
Pritchett stole home. Delaney
Frazier and Angelina Sincali had
hits for Outkasts.
VLC 13, MacAttack 5 Taylor
Constantino and Morgan Wier led
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SENIOR
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VENICE SUNCOAST ORTHO-
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Suncoast Orthopedic 70+ softball
team brought home the title in the
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On the first day, Suncoast
Orthopedic defeated American
Legion of Lakeland, 18-3, in the
opener then pulled out a 11-10
win over the Vero Beach Astros.
The Astros led, 10-4, but Venice
scored seven runs in the final
inning for the win.
In the second day, Suncoast
defeated the Clearwater Reds,
19-7 then smoked Walnut
Securities of Ocala, 28-11 in the
final game.
Manager John Zoccano said
the wins were the work of good
defense which turned four double
plays and great hitting.
Leading hitters were Gene
Balog, who was perfect at bat.
Jim Spelbrink and Terry Mack hit
.727 and .714, respectively.
Hansel Faulkner, Lou Giovanini,
Mel Eubank and Vinnie Remson
all hit over .600. Frank Vargo
and Mack hit home runs for
Suncoast.
Suncoast Orthopedic will play
in the April Tournament in
Altamonte Springs.


LIFTS from Page 10A


2B Mel Dembinski (V),
Courtney Markus son (V),
Mariah Felix (NP). Leading
hitters Venice, Chelsea
Zgrabik 4-4 2 RBI, Mel
Dembinski 3-4 3 RBI, Mary
Dembinski 2-5, Markusson
RBI, Michelle Speth RBI;
North Port, Felix 2-4, Lizzy
Schick RBI. Pitching Venice,
Stephanie Sullivan, (W, 12-2,
7 inns., 5 hits, 1 run-earned,
2 walks, 11 strikeouts); North
Port, Holly Jones (L, 2.1 inns.,
4 hits, 5 runs-earned, 2
walks, 3 strikeouts), Casey
Keefe (4.2 inns., 8 hits, 4
runs-earned, 3 walks, 3
strikeouts). Records Venice
14-4, 12-1; North Port 8-9, 6-
7.

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POLICE BEAT
Night bridge repairs
Repair work will take place
on the Circus Bridge (South
Bridge) inVenice, Sunday, April
5; Monday, April 6; and
Tuesday, April 7; from 9 p.m. to
5 a.m. each night. Drivers
should use the Venice Avenue
Bridge during this time. The
work is being done by Florida
Department of Transportation.
Venice Police
Department arrests
Ashley Elizabeth Baird, 22,
200 block Pameto Road,
Nokomis. Charges: robbery by
sudden snatching without
firearm or weapon, battery
(touch or strike), leaving the
scene of an accident without
giving information, reckless


driving. Bond: $7,500.
Marshane Dennard God-
bolt, 32, 500 block W. 12th St.,
Palmetto. Charge: DUI .15 or
higher or having a passenger
under 18. Bond: $1,000.
Nicholas Tidwell, 23, 1000
block Capri Isles Blvd., Venice.
Charge: felony domestic bat-
tery by strangulation. Bond:
none.
Anita S. Olechno, 29, 200
block Shore T Road, Nokomis.
Charges: possession of cocaine,
possession of drug parapher-
nalia. Bond: $1,120.
Thomas Ebright, 49, 600
block Shore Road, Nokomis.
Charges: possession of cocaine,
possession of drug parapher-
nalia. Bond: $1,120.
Richard Lee Garland, 48,


homeless. Charges: possession
of drug paraphernalia, driving
while license suspended, can-
celed or revoked, violation of
financial responsibility for
property damage, attaching
tag not assigned. Bond: $860.
Ivy Massenburg, 23, 200
block Ninth St., Holly Hill, Fla.
Charge: out-of-county warrant
(grand theft). Bond: $5,000.
Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office arrests
Michael Henry Mohan, 54,
400 block North Jackson Road,
Venice. Charge: no valid license
for operation of motorcycle.
Dawn E. Gandall, 46, 4200
block Shamrock Drive, Venice.
Charge: violation of probation
(three charges of grand theft).


Bond: none.
Linda Ann Perhac, 61, 4800
block Heron Road, Venice.
Charges: DUI with property
damage or personal injury, DUI
.15 or higher or having a pas-
senger under 18. Bond: $3,000.
Byron Smith, 19, 600
block Briarwood Road,
Venice. Charge: loitering and
prowling. Bond: $120.
Roy Marines, 48, 600 block
Francine Lane, Venice. Charge:
contempt (failure to appear on
possession of a controlled sub-
stance without a prescription).
Bond: none.
Terry Blaine, 45, 500 block
Cypress Ave., Venice. Charge:
contempt (resisting an officer
without violence) Bond: $5,000.
Troy Christian Ulrich, 40,


homeless. Charges: possession
of cannabis less than 20 grams,
possession of drug parapher-
nalia. Bond: $240.
Ashley Elizabeth Baird, 22,
200 block Pameto Road,
Nokomis. Charge: contempt
(no driver license). Bond: none.
Adam Kendall Kitts, 23,
600 block Tangerine St.,
Nokomis. Charge: violation of
probation (criminal mischief,
assault). Bond: none.
Jerry G. Caldwell, 65, 700
block Suncrest Drive, Nokomis.
Charge: domestic battery. Bond:
none.
Ryan James Kennedy, 30,
700 block South Tamiami Trail,
Osprey Charge: obtaining food
or lodging with intent to
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A season for orchids.

BY AUDREY BLACKWELL
STAFF WRITER

While orchids are popular most any time of the year, the cooler
months seem to bring out the lovelies manifold. That is when orchid
aficionados can select from the cream of the crop.
Sue Fender looked up from plants she was tending at the
greenhouse she and husband Bill operate in South Venice and
said the best time for orchids is when the temperature is cool.
"November to May that's when more people are inter-
ested in orchids," she said.

Growing orchids
The Fenders grow thousands of orchids, many of which are
hybrids they have named, in a 4,000-square-foot greenhouse on Keystone Road
off East Venice Avenue.
"Bob Hague owns all the land and built this greenhouse for us," Bill said.
Hague, like the Fenders, is an orchid hobbyist and
grows orchids in another greenhouse next to
theirs.
"Bill and Susan run the green-
house operation, and he is a good mentor
for me," Hague said.
Bill breeds orchids, and cross-
breeds them to create hybrids. Be-
tween him and Sue, they have


Bill Fender
points to the
platform of a
purple orchid
(Cattleya lued-
demanniana) in
his greenhouse
off East Venice
Avenue. The
Venezuelan
orchid was
designed for a
bee, he said,
meaning the
platform makes
a perfect bee
landing zone.

Right, Sue and Bill
Fender, veteran
orchid growers for
40 years, stand amid
a sea of orchids.


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20-25 hybrids. YV
"When you cross the cattleyea (cat-lee-ah) type, it
takes seven to eight years before you see a bloom," Sue said.You can name
the hybrid you created, but not until it flowers. "Then you fill out a form and
send it along with a fee to the Royal Horticultural Society in England."


Venice Area Orchid Society
Hague said he met the Fenders at aVenice Area Orchid Society show when they
were living in Venice and working in Sarasota. They were retailing orchids.
"I thought they were going a long way every day, and it would be a natural fit to get them
out here," Hague said. "They have an Internet retail business now that is unbeatable."
Bill couldn't say enough good things about Hague and the VAOS. He values Hague for
having built the greenhouse and for the friendly partnership. He said he appreciates the
VAOS for the way it runs its shows.
"They are fussy about their exhibits; they want sales plans and prices. People stand in
line to look at the exhibit," he said, adding that at most shows, people just run in and out.
Likewise, members of the VAOS seem to appreciate the Fenders. Bill and Hague speak to the
group on occasion.
"Bill is an extremely valuable member," VAOS president Ted Kellogg said. "He was the main
speaker at our last meeting and is always complimentary of members and their plants. His wife, Sue,
knows the business end of it."
During their talks, Bill and Hague caution people to buy orchids locally. There are about 30,000
orchid species, and some grow in rocks, others in cold climates or high elevation areas. The duo
thinks that if an orchid is grown in Florida,
it will do well. If it is shipped in, it will not

"If you've never seen it here, and it is n in
the most beautiful thing, then it's going to
die, or it probably is dying now," Hague
said.
Bill chimed in, joking that he and
Hague are hobbyists at heart and know
a lot about orchids because they have
probably "bought and killed every-
thing. What is left grows well here."

40 years and counting
The Fenders were in the or-
chid wholesale business in Apop-
ka before moving to Sarasota
about two years ago.
"We had a wholesale fern and orchid nursery in
Apopka that was 22,000 square feet," Bill said.
When they moved to Venice, the closest greenhouses they were able to rent were in
Sarasota, and the greenhouses only afforded them 6,000 square feet. So, they switched to
Please see SEASON, 5B


Selby scientist names new orchid species


BY AUDREY BLACKWELL
STAFF WRITER


December 2008 brought an extra holiday gift for
Wesley Higgins, Ph.D., head of systematics at Marie
Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota.
That was the date Lankesteriana, a scientific jour-
nal, published the new orchid species he and
Colombian botanist PaulaViveros, a former Selby
intern, identified.
The discovery was made by Dr. David Manzur in
the department of Santander, Colombia. He asked
Selby's Orchid Identification Center for help in
determining if the discovery was an undescribed
species, according to a Selby press release.
According to Higgins, Manzur initially sent pic-
tures of the plant.


"We looked at the pictures and thought it was
something new, but we needed to have a look at it,"
Higgins said.
Since Viveros was going to Colombia, Higgins
asked her to look at the orchid.
"She took photos and did a drawing of it, and
with that and her personal observation, we decided
it was a new species and named it for the guy who
found it Phragmipedium manzuri," Higgins said.

Naming orchids
There are two systems for naming orchids,
Higgins said.
Hybrid orchids are named by the Royal
Horticultural Society in England. There are many
more hybrids because they are easier to create and


name (200,000
registered
hybrids exist
today).
Species, of
which there
are only 25,000
today are
different,
Higgins said.
"The natural
species is
described
using the
International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.
They are named by publication in a scientific jour-
Please see SELBY, 5B


Right, Phragmipedium manzuri is a newly named orchid species, published by Wesley Higgins, Ph.D., head of systematics at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, along with Columbian
botanist Paula Viveros, in the scientific journal Lankesteriana. The journal is produced by the University of Costa Rica. PHOTO C Y OF ME SY
PHOTO COURTESY OF MARIE SELBY GARDENS


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The SouthVenice Civic The eventis BYOB and
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2005 graduate of Venice
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plans to graduate in May
2009.
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be is a 2005 graduate of
Venice high School and
attends Vanderbilt Uni-
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retailing orchids. They
also saw that the times
were changing and it was
becoming more difficult
to keep up with giant
wholesalers.
As an example of the
growth in the orchid
business, Bill said that in
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certain road in Apopka.
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15 on that road, and they
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ranging from 20 acres to
100 acres in size. There is
tremendous demand,"
he said.
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Petersburg, has been
growing orchids since
1969.
"My father gave him
his first cutting," Sue said.
The Fenders are happy
now with the retail busi-
ness.
"We realized when the
kids were out of college
and self-supporting that
we didn't have to work
seven days a week. We
looked at the West Coast
of Florida and loved it so
much we moved here,"
Bill said.
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different than it was 10
years ago," Bill said. "Now
there are more and differ-
ent types of plants, but
the price is the same.
That's why you can't
make a lot of money at
this, even though there
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SELBYfrom Page 1B

nal after having been
peer reviewed."
Higgins said he sent
the manuscript to the
editor of Lankesteriana,
who in turn sent it to two
peer reviewers. The re-
viewers and editor give
their opinions about the
discovery and either
accept it or reject it.
Big news
"The new species dis-
covery caused lots of ex-
citement," Higgins said,
adding that he has gotten
requests from all over the
world to publish it.
Will it be a long time
coming before another
species is gifted to the
world?
"Next year, Carl Luer, a
retired surgeon, will
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in South and Central
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PHOTO COURTESY OF BETH LUBERECKI
Lindsay Luberecki, 2, is all smiles during a recent MOMS
Club of Venice-North event at Nokomis Community Park.

ter of the International MOMS, Moms Offering


individuals, if asked, re-
ply that this economy is
not the time to further
burden retirees and
working folks with addi-
tional costly infrastruc-
ture and monthly bills.
Furthermore, many
homes will need re-


plumbing due to slab
leaks occurring after
hooking up to central
water, which will add
several thousand dollars
more to the expense for
countless individual
homeowners and in-
vestors.


Moms Support, Club, a
support group for stay-
at-home mothers that
has more than 2,000
chapters in the United
States.
"MOMS Club is a great
organization from which
every mom can benefit,"
said Terry Angley, presi-
dent of the MOMS Club
ofVenice-North.
'As a social club, we
are a safety net for new
mothers in our area, but
at the same time, we ex-
ercise community out-
reach."
The club pays regular
visits to nursing homes
and has participated in a
number of other service
projects, from a holiday
gift drive to charity walks.
For more information,
call Angley at 412-9121.


So, any way you look
at it, the SVCA will add a
little excitement to any-
one's life.

Kelley Ann Ayers is
writing a regular column
on behalf of the South
Venice Civic Association.


312 West Miami Ave.


iPssion Plav 2009

May We Never Lose the Wonder
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF VENICE
First Baptist Church presents our annual Passion Play on April 3, 4, and 5 at 7:00 pm.
Our choir and cast presents the story of Christ in an exciting stage performance with
powerful drama and awesome music that will touch your heart and bring you face to face
with the love of a Savior. The story is told through the eyes of a modern family that is
reminiscing about how the story of Christ has changed their lives. As they remember we
are taken back some 2000 years ago to see the story unfold before our eyes. Tickets are
on sale now and can be purchased at the church office Monday through Friday 9:00 am
until 4:00 pm. For more information please call 941-485-1314.


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BY AUDREY
BLACKWELL
STAFF WRITER

The weather cooper
ated for Venice Ele
mentary School kids as
they ran and walked dur
ing the school's annual
Indian Run fundraiser
Thursday. The sky was
clear with just a few
clouds, and the sun
shone brightly for this
one day before spring
event.
The PTO organized
the event andwas hoping
to raise $15,000 this year
through donations from
family members and
friends. Most of the mon
ey will beearmarkedfora
shade tent on campus
estimated to cost $30,000,
said Monica Julien, PTO
president.
"We have $10,000
fromlastyear, andweare
spreading the fundrais
ing over three years,"
Julien said. She said the
tent will be for an out
door class.
The kids ran and walk
ed in shifts during the
rum with the kindergart
en, first and second grad
es going from 9:30 10:30
a.m., and the third,
fourth and fifth graders
going from 10:30 11:30
a.m.
They ran to the beat of
music being piped out of
a boom box out on the
field behind the play
ground. The Isley Bro
thers' "Shout" and other
lively beats got them
revved up. Periodically,
kids were called over, by
grade, to a drink station
for a refreshing drink of
water.
This year the PTO
partnered with the Tam
pa Bay Rays, which al
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Fifth-grader Brandan Callaghan is one of several upper
level students at Venice Elementary School who participat-
ed in the school's annual Indian Run fundraiserThursday


copied for the T shirts
the kidsreceivedforjoin
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well as many other spon
sors, gave prizes for the
prize room where kids
collecting $100 or more
in donations could get
additional awards.
There were classroom
awards, too. The class
room collecting the high
est donation in each of
the two grade level sec
tions won a pizza party
with the principal Ther
esa Baus.
PTO commitment
The VES PTO is com
mitted to a lot of activi
ties, and Julien said her
personal commitment is
to keep on giving.
She said: "We will con


tinue to pay for field
trips, give each class
room $100 as a start up
fund at the beginning of
the school year for out
of pocket expenses, pro
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need have events through
out the school year (Do
nuts for Dads, Goodies for
Grandparents and Muf
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a dinner for a family of
four for $20 or less, host a
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fifth grade graduation
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BY AUDREY
BLACKWELL
STAFF WRITER

Thanks to a neighbor
hood grant from Sarasota
County and the Gulf
Coast Community Foun
dation of Venice, kids at
Venice Christian School
are helping the residents
of the Willow Springs
neighborhood in South
Venice grow a garden
The grant is in the
range of $23,000 in cash
and in kind volunteer
hours to build and main
tain a garden that is about
12,000 15,000 square feet
in size on an empty lot.
Last fall, Celless Beck,
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neighbors decided to try
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dation. They wanted to
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them together as a resi
dential unit and to help
improve the environ
ment.
"Vb needed to make
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All it took was getting
the training needed to
apply for the grant get
ting someone trained on
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and a nonprofit organ
ization, and the ball was
rolling.
Jane Harris, a resident
of Willow Springs and
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sociatiomn and Beck took
the training and applied
for the grant.
One of the require
ments for the neighbor
hood grant is that a non
profit organization be
involved. So the group
contacted Jerry Frimmel,
principal of nearby Ven
ice Christian School.
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comed partnering with
the neighborhood gar
den project. He had been
trained on applying for
GCCFV grants two years


Students gather around the solar-powered birdbath in the
community garden they are helping plant in South Venice's
Willow Springs area.
west of the school. That to be used as a deterrent
project fell through but around plants for rabbits
he was certified and andotheranimals.
knowledgeable about the According to Beck, the
foundation grants, kids will help maintain
First, second and the garden, which in
fifth graders from VCS eludes a solar birdbath
started helping their and trellises by watering
neighborhood partners and keeping out weeds
lay down wet newspa and trash during the
pers on top of grass, add school year. They will
mulch and plant various also get to enjoy seeing
plants on March 26. caterpillarsturnintobut
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techniques and designed den during the summer.
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FROM VENICE-NOKOMIS time students of all ages to For example, nontraditional High School at 480-3178. June 1. For more details, write
ROTARY CLUB FOUNDATION apply.Adult learner students, if and vocational students seek- Application forms are avail- to Venice Nokomis Rotary
they did not enter higher edu- ing retraining have received able online and atVenice High Foundation, Attn. Scholar-
Scholarships are available cation directly from high Rotary scholarships to attend School, Manatee Community ships, PO. Box 213, Venice, FL
from the Venice-Nokomis school or if they are returning firefighter and nurse training. College-Venice and University 34282; go to www.venice
Rotary Club Foundation. now to finish school after years For advice, call the Rotary of South Florida at MCC. nokomisrotary.org; or send e-
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Marks Episcopal
Church, 508 Riviera St.
Led by a professional
facilitator, Caregiver
Time Out offers group
support, community
resources and activities
provided for loved ones
during the session.
Registration required.
Call Pamela at 366-2224.
Couples
Helping Couples
An anonymous 12-step
program for all couples
looking to improve their
relationships, 7:30-9 p.m.
Fridays at Our Savior
Lutheran Church, 2705
North Tamiami Trail,
Nokomis. Twelve-step
experience not necessary.
Couples work on such
things as commitment,
communication, conflict
resolution anything
that impedes a healthy
and happy relationship.
Free. (A donation to
cover rent is appreciated
but is not necessary.)
Call 474-5315 or 492-
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Neighbor Friendship
Fitness Walking Group
meets at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesdays and Fridays
at Goodwill Good
Neighbor Center -
Rialto, 652 South Tamiami
Trail on the island.
Friendly faces meet to
share friendship and sup-
port as they walk. Water is
provided. A morning
group is also available.
Call Eva at 408-7442.
Walkabout group
The Saturday Morning
Walkabout group meets at
8 am. Saturdays at
Volunteer Park behind
the Gulf Coast Com-
munity Foundation of
Venice. Each Saturday a
different 2 1/2-mile route
is selected. Mileage is
recorded and incentive
awards are presented for
various total miles walked.
Bring your pets, too. New
walkers welcome.
Bicycling
Join bicyclists from 9:30-
10:30 am. Saturdays at
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All levels of experience
welcome. Call 468-8124.
Co-Dependents
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11 am. Thursdays,
Unity of Sarasota, 3023
Procter Road, Sarasota.
Newcomers welcome.
Call 306-1825 or visit
www.coda.org.
Nar-Anon
A support group for
those who have loved
ones affected by drug
addiction meets at 7 p.m.
Thursdays in the lounge
at St. Mark's Episcopal
Church, 508 Riviera St.
Call Ray at 497-6879.
Alcoholics
Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous
meets at 7:30 p.m. Tues-
days and Thursdays in the
Suncoast Auditorium of
Englewood Community
Hospital, 700 Medical
Blvd. Call 426-7655.
Al-Anon
Al-Anon and Alateen
family meetings take


place several times a
week at area locations.
Call 426-7655 or visit
southfloridaal-anon.org.
* St. Marks Episcopal
Church, 508 Riviera St.,
7 p.m. Mondays
* Let Go & Let GodAFG,
Venice Presbyterian
Church, 111 E. Firenze
St., 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays
* Freedom AFG, Church
of the Nazarene, 1535 E.
Venice Ave. (children
welcome), 10:30 am.
Wednesdays
* Wednesday Step Study,
Grace United Methodist
Church, 400 E. Field St.,
7 p.m. Wednesdays
* Steps & Growth, The
Church of Christ, 4301
State Road 776, 10 a.m.
Thursdays


* Peace Pipe, Emmanuel
Lutheran Church, 790
South Tamiami Trail,
Room 101, 7 p.m.
Thursdays
* On the island,
Emmanuel Lutheran
Church, 790 South
Tamiami Trail, 8 p.m.
Thursdays
* Step in the Right
Direction, St. Mark's
Episcopal Church, 508
Riviera St., 7 p.m. Fridays
* Saturday Night Live,
Emmanuel Lutheran
Church, 790 South
Tamiami Trail, 7 p.m.
Saturdays
* Keep it Simple Sunday,
Emmanuel Lutheran
Church, 790 South
Tamiami Trail, 7 p.m.
Sundays


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COLLECTIBLES
US 17 ANTIQUE MALL 5260
Duncan Rd. (US17) 941-347-
8044 M -S 10- 4, Sun. 11-4
#3 COKE/1998 Monte Carlo
Ltd Ed.1:64 Dale Earnhardt
P64981601948 $40. 627-6889
#1POLARBEAR/1998 MONTE
Carlo 1"64 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
P649816215-1-$40. 6276889
POSTER: 24X36 1998 Coca
Cola Naascar racecar team
poster. $25. 941-627-6889
VICTOR VICTROLA. $499 or
swap for Mobility Scooter. 941-
244-2944
JEWELRY ANTIQUE, under
$100. 941-628-9735.
EAGLE PRINT, Framed by Hugh
Hirtle. approx 22x29. $15.00
941-475-2727
PRINT FRAMED, Owl, by Hugh
Hirtde. approx. 22x29. $15.00
941-475-2727
PIGGY BANK, large solid brass
new $99 sell $50. Save that
loose change. 941-769-0828
SCULPTURE "OL' BILL" by Ter-
rance Patterson signed, dated
1984. Exc. $125. 941-769J828
I BUY TOY TRAINS
Any age Any Condtion
Top prices paid
(941)-426-5998

6075 FRUITS &
VEGETABLES
PREVATT FARMS Opens U-Pick
Strawberry's! Saturday March
21st 8am-5pm. Monday-Saturday
10am-pm5 Sundays. Bring Con-
tainers. State Rd. 674 to West
End Grange Hall Loop Rd. South
1/2 mile on Right. South Hillsbor-
ough County 813634-1162

6090 MUSICAL
GRAND PIANO
(Steinert) 6 ft. rich tone, $3500.
Call 941-629-8561.
KEYBOARD CASIO w/ Speakers
& reciever. $300/obo (941)-625-
1762
KEYBOARD, YAMAHA P-70 88
keys 6 voices ex cond $225. or
B.O. 941-4674011
ORGAN & BENCH, beautiful
sound, white, free. 941- 286-
8155
PIANO KIMBALL CONSOLE
works well cabinet needs refinsi-
hing $100. (941)234-7845
PIANO: Story and Clark.
Excellent conditon, tuned.
$500. (941)505-1234
SAXOPHONE WANTED
Older Pro Model. Will pay cash
941-735-2087
WANTED: USED SET OF DRUMS
ANY COND. (941)4854972

6095 MEDICAL

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and place your ad. Click on
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and the ad must be placed
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do apply.
MOBILITY SCOOTER- Rally 3
wheel $450.00 OBO 941-423-
1219
RAMP FOR wheelchair or scoot-
er. Portable. Alum. Pd $1300 ask-
ing $775/obo. (941)475-3639
SCOOTER EXCEL. COND.
PRIDE GoGo, $385 Cash
Englewood 765-401-0552
SCOOTER, PRIDE Maxima,
heavy duty, blue, new cond., runs
well, $650. 304-216-9819.
SCOOTER, 3 Wheel, Like New.
Used Once. $375. sold sold sold
sold sold
WHEELCHAIR POWER, LIKE
new needs 2 batteies, home use.
$200. OBO. SOLD!

6100 HEALTH/BEAUTY
SPA PEDICURE chair w/mas-
sage, some access incl. $500.
(941)-628-9598
6110TREES & PLANTS
ORCHIDS AND CACTUS start-
ing at $5. Friday, April 3 and Sat-
urday, April 4, 9 a.m. -3 p.m. 254
Keystone Rd., Venice. 941-323-
1587.
TOMATO PLANTS, heirloom
variety for Florida. $2 each. Punta
Gorda, 941-639-4726
Viburnum privacy hedge, all 3
gal. containers, $7.50 & up.
Hong Kong Orchids, Poinciana,
941-488-7291

6120 BABY ITEMS

BASSINET- EXC. COND.,
music, light, rocks too! $30 obo
941-875-0314
DISNEY TOYS, Original. New.
Under $25. 941628-9735.
HIGH CHAIR, EVENFLO Like
new, w/animal print. $30 obo
941-875-0314
STROLLER, GRACO DBL. Ex
Cond, Black w/Tan. $50 obo. Call
941-875-0314

6125 GOLF ACCESSORIES
BATTS New 6V installed w/under-
coat & topcoat. Tax incl. $440.
Gulf Carts Inc. (941)625-7969


6125 GOLF ACCESSORIES
GOLF BAG Budwiser King of
Beers bag. Red leather, great
shape $65. (941)488-4109
GOLF BALLS (2000) Mens &
womens set of golf clubs +
extra clubs. April 4th 8am-12
noon 1041 Capri Isles Blvd.
Venice Unit 217
GOLF BALLS 1000 Seperated
by brand. $2.00 per dozen (941)-
624-2416
GOLF CLUB SET, bag, shoes,
cart, older set. $25. 941697-
9991
GOLF CLUBS: Ping G- 10 1/2
degree driver $170. Taylor made
Burner 15 degree 3 wood $90.
Both reg. flex & like new. Call
941-624-5745.

6128 EXERCISE/ FITNESS
ELLIPTICAL COMMERCIAL
grade, Life Style. First $299. Call
941-662-7630.
POWER HOUSE exercise weight
machine $75 239-789-5785
TREADMILL Pro Form 610
auto, 10 degree incline pro-
grams, folds up, can deliver,
250. Call 941637-0211.

6130 SPORTING GOODS
Antique guns, swords & mili-
tary items Wanted. Collector
941-286-5606
CIVIL WAR, WWII Guns, Swords,
Daggers, etc. Wanted. Paying
up to $900 for G.I. 45's &
German Lugers
(941)705-5145
FED. FIREARMS INST. Priv.
Concealed Carry Class $69.
Call 941-235-0278.
FISHING POLES and reels. New.
Under $30. 941-637-1972.
GOLF CLUBS King Cobra offset
woods, 1,3,5 & 7 graphite shafts
& covers. $200. *SOLD*
POKER PLAYERS
WANTED HOLD-EM
VENICE AREA 504-8893
POOL TABLE 8' SLATE
W/ACCESSORIES $200
(941) 697-8920
SNORKLE MASK and fins, men's
9-11 & women's 6-7, $20/set of
2 (941) 4756829
WANTED: THOMPSON CEN-
TER ENCORE single shot rifle.
Any Caliber. 941-979-6911

6131 FIREARMS
40. KARR $600, Ruger 9mm,
P85, $500, Sig 9mm, P6, $600,
Or Best Offer. 941468-2294
BELGUIM BROWNING 30-06
BAR Leupold scope, all mint
$675. Marlin 30-30 Lever Action
with scope $450. Ithaca 12 ga.
Deerslayer, Model 37, 2 barrels,
w/scope $475. Colt Vest Pocket
25 auto, 1908 $475.
845-531-9079 Cell
BERETTA 9MM, Model 92F, 2-
15shot mags, orig. box & carry-
ing case, like new. $475/obo.
Punta Gorda SOLD!!!
COLT WOODSMAN 2nd series
Sports Model Orig. box, target,
brochure. Excellent condition.
$800. 941-286-3706
FN 9MM stainless 3-16 rd.
mags, like new, $525. S&W M&P
Compact 357 sig. never fired
$625. Call 941-315-3960.
GLOCK Model 27, 40 al., 3
mags, case, papers, new, $500.
SOLD!
MARLIN 336SS 30-30. Scoped.
$600. (941)769-0203
Old Dave Buys
Old Guns
(941)-697-8923 Rotonda
S&W 44-Mag Model 29-6, like
new, original box w/papers
$475.
WALTHER PPK 380 ACP Cal.
like new w/case, holster & ex.
mag. $595. 941-416-0931
WINCHESTER 12 ga Model 12,
good cond. Pump action. 6 shot.
amily owned since mfg. in 1925.
All serial #s match, 2 3/4" cham-
ber. Case, duck plug & ammo
incl. $575. (941-629-9185
6135 BICYCLES/
TRICYCLES
3 SPEED Comfort bike, ladies,
exc cond. $80. 3 wheel bike, like
new cond. $250. sold sold
BIKE, 3-WHEEL, Trailmate Joy
Rider, $300. (941)475-3329
BIKE, LADIES Schwinn, Touring
7spd, w/ helmut, asking $150
(941)493-3609
BIKE, MENS 18 spd, Parkwood,
very good cond. $50. (941-637-
6991
RALEIGH C40 23" Men's Bike,
Raleigh C40 16" Women's Bike,
$80 each. 941639-1449.
6138TOYS

I BUY TOY TRAINS
Any age Any Conditon
TOP PRICES PAID
(941)-426-5998

6140 PHOTOGRAPHY/
VIDEO
BETA TAPE. "Best of
Eddie Murphy SNL" $5
941-624-2105
CANON REBEL XTI Camera, 2
Canon lens 18-55 mm, 1 Canon
Zoom lens 75-300 mm, 2 batter-
ies & 2 chargers, plus 2 GB com-
pact flash cards, all discs & instr.
manael, $450. Under warr. until
4/7/09. **SOLD in 1 DAY!**
CAMERA/CASE, OLYMPUS 38-
140mm A+ condition. $39 OBO.
Call 941-505-4242


6140 PHOTOGRAPHY/
VIDEO
MOVIE PROJECTOR, 16mm w/
sound. Bell & Howell brand. Work-
ing cond. $75. (941)-391-5260
SLIDE PROJECTOR, Sawyers
brand w/ ray in working condi-
tion. $60. (941)-391-5260
SLIDE TRAYS in boxes, fits
Kodak Carousel projectors. Like
new. $7.50 ea. (941)-391-5260

6145 POOL/SPAI
& SUPPLIES
POOL LOUNGE, New 65" Round
w/high back, pump, heavy gauge
PVC. $50 cash (941-475-6829
POOL CLEANER- Kreepy
Krawler, Excellent condition.
$75. Bob sold sold sold
POOL VACUUM, Manual, Heavy
duty, New Poolmaster Model
27210. $15. (941475-6829
POOL, Above Ground, 15' x 3'
w/ladder/pump/xtras.Like new.
$175.00 OBO 941-268-7141
SPAS & MORE
www.spasandmoreinc.net
FULL LINE of NEW & USED
SPAS. We buy used spas, take
trade-ins. Thank you loyal cus-
tomers for 10 yrs of service.
(941)625-6600

6160 LAWN & GARDEN
BLACK & DECKER 19" mulching
mower w/bag and 150' cord, like
new, $120. PC 941-889-7603.
BLOWER, TORO 12 Amp elec-
tric/new cond. $45. 941-380-
3000
BLOWER, WEEDEATER ELEC-
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Kim
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Let's Go!
Features Editor
kcooI@veniopondotier.com

Sarasota's special
folks live on
T e Community Video
Archives in Sarasota is an
dea worth copying.
Since 1991, the Sarasota-
based not-for-profit organiza-
tion has recognized the movers
and shakers in Sarasota
County by capturing their
stories on video as a valuable
historic reference.
TV personality Annette
Scherman formed the archives
with JanWilhem in 1991, and
has continued to run the
organization since then with
the help of several volunteers.
Each year five videos are
added. Additional videos
honor specific artists and
events. The videos give viewers
the opportunity to see these
people up close and personal.
This year's honorees are
Wendy Resnick, Julia Rohr
McHugh, Dick Vitale, Stewart
Stearns and philanthropists
Annette and Tom Dignam of
Englewood.
Past honorees include Deane
Allyn and Maestro Victor
DeRenzi of Sarasota Opera,
Venice Gondolier Sun publish-
er RobertVedder, Drs. Mary
and Allen Jelks, philanthropists
Ed and Elaine Keating, actress
Carolyn Michel, retired
Manatee Community College
President Sarah Pappas, Chef
Michael Klauber, Circus
Sarasota founders Pedro Reis
and Lou Jacobs and Michael
Saunders. Richard Capes,
Frank Colson and Gale Fulton
Ross were honored as artists.
The Florida Winefest & Auction
and Opera Gala are two of
several events honored.
Additional videos focus on
area sports, the circus heritage,
Scots, volunteers and theater.
This year's subjects will be
honored at Michael's on East
in Sarasota April 15. For
information, call Scherman at
941-365-7052.


'BOLEROS FOR THE DISENCHANTED'
(Through April 3)
Florida Studio Theatre
KeatingTheatre
1241 North Palm Ave., Sarasota.
941-366-9000.

BAY AREA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
(weekends through April 5)
MOSI
11315 N. 46th St.,Tampa.
www.renaissancefest.com.

'ALL SHOOK UP'
(Through April 11)
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers.
239-278-4422.

'LEADING LADIES'
(Through April 19)
Venice Theatre
140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice.
941-488-1115.

THE WINTER'S TALE'
(Through May 16)
Asolo Repertory Theatre
Mertz Theatre
5555 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
800-361-8388 or www.asolo.org.

'MURDERERS'
(Through May 23)
Asolo Repertory Theatre
Mertz Theatre
5555 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
800-361-8388 or www.asolo.org.

THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE'
(Through May 24)
Asolo Repertory Theatre
Mertz Theatre
5555 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
800-361-8388 or www.asolo.org.

'LAUGHIN MATTERS '09'
(Through June 6)
Florida Studio Theatre
The Goldstein Cabaret
1241 North Palm Ave., Sarasota.
941-366-9000.


'NATALIE NEEDS A NIGHTIE'
Charlotte Players
April 2-4.
Cultural Center Theatre
2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte.
941-625-4175.

'ALL IN THETIMING'
Royal Palm Players
April 2 5.
Boca Grande Community Center,
131 First St.W., Boca Grande
941-964-2670
or ww.royalpalmplayers.com.

CHARLOTTE CHORALE
CABARET CONCERT
7 p.m. April 3.
Charlotte Harbor Events and
Convention Center
75 Taylor Street, Punta Gorda.
941-204-0033.

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SYMPHONY -
'MUSICAL MASTERPIECES'
8 p.m. April 4, 2:30 p.m. April 5.
Barbara B. Mann PerformingArts Hall
13350 Edison Parkway Fort Myers.
239-418-1500 or www.swflso.org.

COUNTRYFEST'09
April 5.
Charlotte County Fairgrounds
State Road 776, Port Charlotte.
wwwwikx.com.

CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
-'BRIDGE TO ROMANTICISM'
George Catandella, piano.
April 5.
Center for PerformingArts &
Education Center
701 Carmalita St., Punta Gorda.
941-625-5996.

DIVAAND THE ITALIEN GUY
CABARET VARIEY SHOW
1 p.m., 7:30 p.m. April 7.
Visani
2400 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte.
941-629-9191.


THE PAJAMA GAME
April 7- 11.
Barbara B. Mann PerformingArts Hall
13350 Edison Parkway Fort Myers.
239-481-4849
or ww.bbmannpah.com.

'WHO'S AFRAID OF
VIRGINIA WOOLF?'
April 9 April 26.
Venice Theatre
140 W. Tampa Ave, Venice.
941-488-1115.

98ROCKFEST
Disturbed, Staind, Chevelle, Static
X, Saliva and Duff McKagans Loaded
April 10.
St. Pete Times Forum
401 Channelside Drive,Tampa.
813-287-8844
or ww.ticketmaster.com.

'STOMP'
April 10 -April 11.
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
941-953-3368.

YANNI VOICES'
7:30 p.m.April 11.
St. Pete Times Forum
401 Channelside Drve,Tampa.
813-287-8844
or ww.ticketmaster.com.

GARYVALENTINE
April 15 18.
Visani
2400 Kings Highway Port Charlotte.
941-629-9191.

TOM JONES
7:30 p.m. April 16.
Barbara B. Mann PerformingArts Hall
13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers.
239-481-4849
or www.bbmannpah.com.


For the complete calendar:
www.http://www.sunnewspapers.net/specialPublications/letsGo.aspx
Let's Got features events from Fort Myers to Tampa.
Let's Got is distributed to Charlotte, DeSoto and Sarasota counties.


Let's Go! Page 2


Marie
Merchant
Entertainment
Editor


April 'pools'

day
on't miss out on April
Pools Day from 11 a.m. -
4 p.m. Saturday at South
County Regional Park and
April 18 at Oyster Creek
Regional Park.
The afternoon includes an
underwater easter egg hunt,
craft projects, music, swim-
ming lessons, scuba diving
trials and water aerobics.
Enter the Biggest Splash"
contest or 4th Annual Light-
ning Mile Swim. Medals will
be awarded.
There will also be law
enforcement doing a deep
water recovery demonstration.
Food and drink will be
available to purchase.
South County Regional Park
Pool is located at 670 Cooper
Street, Punta Gorda and Oyster
Creek Regional Park Pool is
located at 6791 San Casa Drive,
Englewood.
Admission is $2.50 for adults
and $1.50 kids 15 and under.
There is a $10 entry fee for the
lightning mile.
(Prices are plus tax.)
For more information, call
941-505-8686 or online at
www.CharlotteCountyFL.com.

LET'S GO! INFO

Publisher
David Dunn-Rankin
Let's Go! Editor
Marie Merchant
Phone: 941 206 1145
E mail: letsgo@sun herald.com
Fax: 941 629 2085
Mail: 23170 Harborview Road,
Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980
Let's Go! Web site:
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two weeks before the event.
To nd terms tthe calendar, ease
Include the time, ocarlon, cost ol tickets
and whee t them and a
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COVER STORY
April 1-2, 2009


Let's Go! Page 3


Country Fest featuring

Andy Griggs is Sunday


By MARIE MERCHANT
ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR
National country artist
Andy Griggs will head-
line this year's Country
Fest at the Charlotte
County Fairgrounds
from 11 a.m. 5 p.m.
Sunday.
Griggs will bring his
hits "Tonight IWanna
Be Your Man" and "I'll
Go Crazy" to the stage.
Also performing will
be Buckshot, Brad
Conner and Long Shot,
Stonewall and a guest
Appearance by winner
of Battle of the Bands,
One Night Rodeo.
Country Fest will also
have a children's area
including games, pony
rides, rock climbing,
bounce house and
lazer tag,.
There willl also be
food, beverages, arts,
crafts and mechanical
bull riding.
The Veteran Motor
Club Car of America and
others will display
antique cars and trucks
starting at 10 a.m. Those
attending the event are
welcome to stop by and
view the vehicles.
Gates open at 10 a.m.
Music begins at 11 a.m.
Bring lawn chairs.
leave the coolers at
home.
Free tickets are
available, while supplies
last at: Palm Chevrolet,
1901 Tamiami Trail,
Punta Gorda; Joe Crack-


PHOTO PROVIDED
Country Fest '09, featuring Andy Griggs, will be held from
11 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Charlotte County Fair-
grounds in Port Charlotte.
er Sports Grill, 1020 El Ave. Englewood and
Jobean Road(at the Port Darby Buick, Pontiac &
Charlotte Town GMC, 1455 South
Center)Port Charlotte; Tamiami TrailVenice.
Play It Again Sports, The Charlotte County
2602 Tamiami Trail Fairgrounds is located
Port Charlotte; on State Road 776,
Sparklebrite Pool & Spa Port Charlotte.
Store, 1511 S. Sumter Tickets are $35 for
Blvd. (in the Publix adults, kids 12 and
Shopping Center) North under are free.
Port; Buffalo Wild Wings, There is a $10 parking
4301 Aiden Lane North per vehicle charge.
Port; Food Is Love For more information,
Eatery, 41 North Indiana go to www.wikx.com.


CALENDAR EXTRI
Coconut Races
are coming
Punta Gorda invites you
to running of the 2009
Punta Gorda International
Coconut Races held from


11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 11
at Laishley Park, 100 E.
Retta Esplanade. Coconut
Cream Pie-Eating Contest,
Nutty Mutties' Easter
Bonnet Parade, Coconut
Cook-Off and the People's


Choice NutAward in the
Coconut Decorating
Contest. For more infor-
mation, call 941-575-9099.
Visit wwwm ainstreetputagor-
daoigfor contest
registration forms.


The Charlotte

Symphony Orchestra

presents

"Bridge to Romanticism"

Janita Hauk, Conductor


Guest Soloist George Catandella
performing Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor .


Sunday, April 5,7:30 pn. m
Charlotte County Center for Performing Arts and Education
701 Carmalita St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950
I t


SPlease join us on this very special ,
evening as we pay tribute to
S retiring Conductor Janita Hauk
who will lead the orchestra
S for the final time in our
S last concert of the season.

S w The Symphony will also be announcing Maetra Hauk
f -the winner of our Guest Conductor MaestraHauk
Contest, who will conduct a special
selection for our audience.

Tickets: $33.00
Available by calling
the symphony

941-625-5996
S (Limited seating
available at the door
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'Dancing With The Charlotte Stars'


The Arts And Humani-
ties Council Of Charlotte
County is excited to
announce its newest
fundraising event, called
"DancingWith The
Charlotte Stars".
The event will take
place Friday at the
Cultural Center Of
Charlotte County, 2280
Aaron St., Port Charlotte.
The event will feature
a personalized, competi-
tive dance routine
performed by each of six


Charlotte celebrities.
Each celebrity dancer
will be paired with a
professional dance
instructor from two local
dance studios, Higher
Ground Performing Arts
and Florida Dance
Workshop.
The six celebrities
chosen for this year's
event are: Marilyn
Smith-Mooney, Kim
Lovejoy, Joanne Tomkins,
Rufus Lazell, Bob Starr,
and Bill Cameron.


Fit


The emcee for "Danc-
ingWith The Charlotte
Stars" is star himself -
Ron Thomas, assisted by
Blair Lovejoy. Each
dance performance will
be scored and comment-
ed on by local judges
Ralph Yankwitt, Jane
Sturges, and JoanWeikel.
While the judges will
score each performance,
the winning team and
other places will be
selected by "People's
Choice" voting by the


audience. There will be a
large glass jar for each
dancing couple, manned
by a volunteer "cheer-
leader". The stars'
supporters will be
encouraged to come
forward at any time to
cast their votes for their
favorite couple. Cash,
checks, credit cards and
pledges are all accept-
able ballots. Spectators
can return and vote
again and again and
again. The time


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Bridal show
extravaganza
Weddings ofVenice will
host 2009 Bridal Expo from
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at
Pelican Pointe Country
Club, 499 Derbyshire
Drive, Venice. Weddings of
Venice is a group of
professionals who dedi-
cate their services to "your
dream" throughout the
planning and preparations
for your wedding day.


Brides from all over are
invited to attend. For more
information, call 941-416-
4655 or visit www.wed-
dingsofvenice.com.

Jazz concert
The Charlotte County
Jazz Society will hold a
concert 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
April 13 at the Cultural
Center of Charlotte County
Theater, 2280 Aaron St.,
Port Charlotte. The concert


between performances
will be used for the
judges' comments,
voting, impromptu
entertainment, etc.
"DancingWith The
Charlotte Stars" will start
at 6 pm with hors d'
oeuvres and a cash bar.
This will be followed by
dinner. Light music will
be provided during the
reception, dinner, and
after the dance perfor-
mances are concluded.
There will also be a


willbe a doubleheader
featuring the Jack Broken-
sha Quartet and Paulette
Pepper & Fine Thyme,
from Clearwater Tickets


silent auction and a
couple of "surprises."
Tickets covering the
entire evening are $50
per person.
The Arts And Humani-
ties Council believes that
this will be a fun-filled,
very entertaining event.
The council hopes all
family, friends and
neighbors will "save the
date" and plan on
attending to support and
vote for their favorite
celebrity dancer.


cost $15 each and are
available by phone at 941-
625-4175. For more
information on the Jazz
Society call 766-9422


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ENTERTAINMENT
April 1-2, 2009


Easter events:

Fishermen's Village
invites the public to
enjoy the day with them
beginning at 11 a.m. on
Saturday at 1200 W
Retta Esplanade, Punta
Gorda. There will be
entertainment, food,
music, prizes and
raffles. The fun starts at
11 a.m. with children's
craft activities at
participating merchants
and pictures with their
Easter Bunny (bring
your camera) from
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wacky Jackie the Clown
and Miss Reita will be
traveling throughout
the Village and perform-
ing on Center Stage
from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
See juggling, magic,
comedy and balloon
animals with audience
participation. Take part
in an Easter Bonnet
parade and contest,
wear your most prettiest
and/or your funniest
hat. Registration
required and the
contest will be held at
2 p.m. Listen to live music
by Magen & Mike from
5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the
Center Stage. For more
information, call941-639-8721
or visit online at
www.fishville.com.
*The Ridge Harbor
community will hold an
Easter Carnival from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Satur-
day at 30337 Cedar
Road, Punta Gorda. Lots
of Carnival games and a
free Easter Egg Hunt at
1 p.m. There will be
food and a bake sale
available. The public is
welcome. For more
information, call
941-276-4650.
Salty Paws in
Fishermen's Village will
present an "Easter Bone
Hunt" beginning at 11 a.m.


April 11 at 1200 W Retta
Esplanade, Punta
Gorda. Salty Paws
"Easter Bone Hunt" is
being held to benefit
Ears Animal Rescue
Sanctuary in Engle-
wood. Let your dog
hunt for bones and take
part in contests for the
Best Easter Outfit and
most rabbit like ears.
Prizes will be awarded.
There is a $5 per person
preregistration dona-
tion or $8 per person on
the day of event. Call
941-575-7599 for details
or visit the Web site at
www.SaltyPaws.com.
Fishermen's Village
will offer pictures with
the Easter Bunny from
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 11.
Bring your camera and
capture the smiles.
Author Robert
Macomber will be at
Hooked on Books from
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
April 11 for a book
signing event. Fisher-
men's Village is located
at 1200W. Retta
Esplanade, Punta Gorda.

Easter egg hunts:
*The 45th Annual
Easter Egg Hunt will be
held at Charlotte Sports
Park on Saturday, April 11
from 9 a.m. to noon. This
event is open to children
ages 1-10. Peter Cottontail
will make a special
appearance so make sure
you bring the camera. Four


lucky winners will walk
away with the Golden Egg.
Charlotte Sports Park is
located at 2300 El Jobean
Rd Port Charlotte. For
more information, call
941-625-7529.
*Atwater Community
Church, 5290 Atwater
Drive, North Port: 10:30 a.m.
April 11, preceded by a
pancake breakfast at
9 a.m. 941-426-3232.
Burnt Store Presbyter-
ian Church 11330 Burnt
Store Road, Punta Gorda:
10 a.m. Saturday. Searches
will be tailored to children
ages preschool through
fifth grade. Includes
games, music and refresh-
ments. Free; no reserva-
tions required.
941-639-0001 or
info83@embarqmail.com.
Church of the Good
Shepherd 401W. Henry St.,
Punta Gorda: Promptly at
10 a.m. April 11. Public
invited; event held rain or
shine. Special prize to
those who find the
"Golden Egg" in each age
group. Refreshments and
cookies will be served
to all following the hunt.
Children should bring an
Easter basket for egg
collection; and a fresh
flower or two for the cross,
to be displayed at Easter
Sunday services. The
Easter Bunny will make a
surprise appearance.
941-639-2757.
Community Life
Center, 19048 Edgewater
Drive, Port Charlotte: 5:30p.m.
to 7:30 p.m. April 11.
Bounce houses, games,
food, and an age-appropri-
ate egg hunt. Spiral hams
to be given away to the
first 50 families at the
event, plus five more
during the event.
941-629-0999.
SEl Jobean Community
League, El Jobean Commu-
nity Center, 14344 Jamison
Way 10a.m. April11. For
children ages 1 to 12.
Refreshments offered and


prizes given to partici-
pants. Donations of
cookies are needed.
941-629-3640 or e-mail
Randy Spence at
prspence@comcast.net.
Englewood United
Methodist Church, 700 E.
Dearborn St.: 10 a.m.-
noon April 11. Craft
activities and entertain-
ment, 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.;
hunt, 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.,
by age groups: 0-3,
4-5, 6-8, 9-11; praise
service and lunch (served
byyouth as a fundraiser),
11:30 a.m. to noon.
PattyTuff, 941-474-5588,
ext. 261, or
patty@englewoodumc.net.
First United Methodist
Church, 507W Marion
Ave., Punta Gorda. 10 a.m.
to 11:30 a.m. April 11.
Open to children ages
2 through fifth grade.
Includes fun, goodies and


a visit from the Easter
Bunny. Parents must
remain on the premises
and with their children.
Preregister at 941-276-5407.
www.puntagorda
methodist.com.
SGulf Cove United
Methodist Church, 1100
McCall Road (State Road 776):
10a.m. to 2p.m. April11. For
children from birth
through age 12. Before
hunt, time of singing and
praise. After hunt, baskets
will be given to winners.
FROGS and UnfazedYouth
Groups will serve hot dogs
and refreshments.
941-697-1747.
Pilgrim United Church
of Christ, 24515 Rampart
Blvd., Port Charlotte:
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday. Easter Party for
ages toddler to fifth grade.
Crafts, a bounce house,
face painting, a cake


walk, pizza, popcorn,
snow cones, an open
mike (preapproved CDs
only), and egg hunts
grouped by age (2-3 years
old, 11 a.m.; 4-5 years old,
11:30 a.m.; 6-8 years old,
noon; and 9-10 years old,
12:30 p.m.). Register your
child upon arrival at the
church. 941-629-2633,
pilgrimchurch
pc@hotmail.com or
www.PilgrimOnline.org.
Sun Flea Market &
Kidstar 18505 Paulson
Drive, Port Charlotte:
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
April 12. For children
ages 1 to 12. Event
includes egg hunt with
candy, prizes and pictures
available with the
Easter Bunny from
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on
April11 and 12. Free;
open to the public.


SATURDAY, APRIL .41iL
Come on down to the "40 Acres", located at the end of Crestwood Road,
off Pine Street in ENGLEWOOD
Gates open at 100 a.m. Close at 6:00p.m.
Enjoy Vittles, Music, Libations andAll The Fun You Can Stand!

FREE ADMISSION NoCoolerspleasel
Redneck Games Include: Huge Conhole Tournament, Redneck Horseshoes, Cow Chip Bingo,
Mullet Toss, TractorHayRide, Tractor Tire Bowling, SpittinContest Redneck Horseshoes,
PaintBall Turkey Shoot, and Rickys Remote Race Cars!

( S Call Tractor-Man Jon Cole (941) 473-0535 or
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'Magic on the Water'


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The Arch will headline "Solid Gold" Monday at the Golden Apple Dinner Theater.


'Solid Gold'
PROVIDED BY THE GOLDEN
APPLE DINNER THEATER
The Golden Apple
Dinner Theater will be the
site Monday for "Solid
Gold"... a melding of
musical genres and talent
beginning with the
classical sounds of Joyce
Valentine and Jerome
Butler, moving on to
Fuzion Dance, followed
byThe Lift EveryVoice
Children's Choir perform-
ing a composition by
local composer A. Paul,
and ending the evening
with the most popular
and seasoned band in
Southwest Florida The
Arch all culminating
with a finale featuring all
of the performers.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
for dinner, with the show
beginning at 6:45 p.m.
The ARTS Rock! is an
initiative of POPS Extras!
and will benefit Every
Child'sVoice, an arts-
based after school
program for underserved
children. Generating
awareness and raising
much-needed revenue for
Arts in Education is the


focus of this initiative.
Every Child's Voice was
established to provide a
safe after school haven for
children ages 6 through
12 ...A safe haven to offer
them the necessary life
skills to compete in a
constantly evolving
world. A safe haven to
provide a solid founda-
tion in study habits,
building of self-esteem
and assisting our children
in achieving their acade-
mic and life goals!.
The open door policy
focuses upon young
children predominantly
in the minority area of
Sarasota known as
Newtown.
The program provides
nutritious food to a
minimum of 20 at-risk
children Monday through
Friday.
Music is also used to
enhance the child's math
abilities -Dance is used
as a form of exercise and
to enhance coordination.
OurTheater classes have
been designed to focus
on creative expression,
allowing a child to act in
a constructive, positive
manner.


The program goal is to
help these children
discover and cultivate
hidden talent, thereby
enabling them to succeed
in whatever they endeav-
or to accomplish.
Tickets for the dinner
and show are $50 and a
limited number of tickets
are available for show-
only at $25 per person.
Advance reservations
are required and tickets
are available online at
www.SRQBoxOffice.com.
Additional information
about the extravaganza
maybe found at
www.POPSExtras.org.
The Golden Apple
Dinner Theater is located
at 25 North Pineapple
Ave., Sarasota.


"Magic On The Water"
is a family-friendly, four
day musical event
around the area.

6:30 p.m. Thursday:
Luau/dinner and solo
acoustic performance by
Jim Morris.
Laishley Park pavilion,
100 E. Retta Esplanade,
Punta Gorda.
Tickets: $28 plus tax.

7 p.m. Friday:
Wine and cheese
reception and intimate
acoustic performance by
Jim Morris.
"Hear the stories
behind the songs."
Punta GordaWomen's
Club, 118 Sullivan St,
Punta Gorda,.


Tickets: $28 plus tax. 505-0016 or visit
www.jim-morris.com.


8 pm. midnight Friday:
Acoustic performance
by Jimmy Pappas.
Bin 82 Tasting Room,
258West Marion Ave,
Punta Gorda.
Free admission.

1 p.m. Saturday:
Local musicians, Jim
Morris &The Big Bam-
boo Band, will hold a CD
Release concert from 1
p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the
Whalley Stage at Laishley
Park, 100 E. Retta
Esplanade, Punta Gorda.
Gates open at noon for
lunch. Tickets cost $10
each and children under
12 are free. For more
information, call 941-


7pm. 10 p.m.
Saturday:
Acoustic performance
by John Frinzi.
Ice House Pub,
408 Tamiami Trail,
Punta Gorda.

2 p.m. Sunday:
Jim Morris, John
Frinzi, and James White.
Nav-A-Gator Grill,
9700 Riverview,
Lake Suzy.
Free admission.
Order event tickets
online at
www.jim-morris.com
For more information
call Fish Head Music
941- 505-0016.


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Sun. 04/05 Rode Hard 1-5
Mon. 04/06- Dual Sax Ron & The Hornets 5-9
Tues. 04/07- Dulcimers 12-2
Stephen Foster 5-9
Wed. 04/08 Chakulla 12-3
Banjo's w/Greg Allen & Friends 5-9
Thurs. 04/09 Gulf Coast Banjo Society 11-1:30
Big Daddy & Little Mama 5-9
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Chinese treasures showcased in Searing Gallery


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Early temple objects
and mortuary art from
China are featured
through April 19 in the
Ulla R. and Arthur F
SearingWing of the John
and Mable Ringling
Museum of Art in Saraso-
ta.
On loan from the
Miriam and Ira D.
Wallach Art Gallery at
Columbia University in
NewYork, the exhibition
contains 22 stone objects,
displayed in two neigh-
boring gallery spaces
within the museum's
newest area.
Accompanied by Dr.
Qing Chang, the Dr.
HelgaWall-ApeltAssoci-
ate curator ofAsianArt, I
recently toured
"Treasures Rediscovered:
Chinese Stone Sculpture
from the Sackler Collec-
tions," noting the surpris-
ing detail of these works,
even after some 2,000
years. The earliest
carvings in the exhibit
date to the period of the
Han Dynasty (22 BCE-220
BCE or from approxi-
mately 200 BC to 200 AD).
What appears to be a


geometric background
design, Chang attributed
to the carving technique
employed by the ancient
stone carvers. The
resulting pattern of
diagonal stripes zigs and
zags, according to the
direction of the carver's
chipping action and is in
marked contrast to the
smooth relief designs.
Among the earliest
pieces in the show are
two tomb doors, which
are quite decorative on
one side but not on the
reverse. They were carved
from native limestone.
There also are some
architectural fragments,
including a fragment
from a mortuary bed
from the NorthernWei
dynasty. Hanging on the
wall above the fragment
is a rubbing of the
fragment, which more
clearly depicts the
intricate carving, which
covers the limestone from
which the bed was
carved.
A mortuary tablet from
early in the eighth
century contains Chinese
inscriptions about the
deceased. Chang was still
able to read most of the


CALENDAR EXTRAS


Charlotte Chorale
celebrate 20th
birthday
The Charlotte Chorale
will perform a Cabaret-
style, concert at 7:30 p.m.
on Friday at the new
Charlotte Harbor Events
and Convention Center, 75
Taylor Street, Punta Gorda.
Help the Charlotte
Chorale celebrate its
season finale and 20th
birthday. Concert selec-
tions will feature many
Broadway musicals, big


screen favorites, novelty
numbers (bring a'hati')
and more
Guest appearances by
the North Port Chorale and
Sophisticated Swing Band
will be featured. Refresh-
ments will be available
during the show; dancing
to the Sophisticated Swing
Band will follow the
concert. Tickets are $20
and may be ordered from
any Chorale member or
purchased at Gospel Gifts,
C&R Graphics, Calusa
Bank in Port Charlotte and


HU IUS UUUKHI SY UF I HE JUHN
AND MABLE RINGLING MUSEUM OF ART
Votive stele, Tang Dynasty, Limestone funeral bed base, 40
5/8 by 22 by 6 1/8 inches on detachable base measur-
ing 6 1/6 by 26 by 11 inches.


characters because the
tablet was so well pre-
served, although roughly
1,300 years old.
Buddhist objects
comprise the larger part
of the exhibition with
most dating from the
Tang Dynasty period,
which corresponds to
about the time of the
Reformation in Europe,
although one relief from
the Lotus Flower Cave at
Longmen, Henan
Province, dates to 533
A.D. Chang said he
worked in that area for
about three years, while a
student.
One of the larger
objects in the show is a
standing Bodhisattva,
which is nearly 5 feet tall.
Carved from marble, it


Busey Bank in Punta Gorda.
For Chorale information
call 941-204-0033.
www.charlottechorale.net.

Venice Symphony
concert
Nicholas Gutsche, cellist,
will perform with the
Venice Symphony at 8 p.m.
Friday and 4 p.m. and
8 p.m. Saturday.
Nicholas, 18, was a
finalist in the Tampa Bay
Concerto Competition and
Anna Maria Island Orches-


has touches of pigment in
a few places as though it
once may have been
embellished. As Bud-
dhism took hold in
China, sculpture flour-
ished and gained popu-
larity. Many of the
Buddhist icons carved
during that time were
placed in tombs or in
chapels carved in caves
such as that one at
Longmen.
Many pieces also
contain inscriptions in
Chinese characters.
Chang compared these
inscriptions to the
memorial tablets used
today to identify build-
ings, bridges or statues
and their donors. Some-
times the inscriptions
refer to a married couple


tra's Young Artists Solo
Competition. He will play
the first movement ofAntonin
Dvoraks Cello Concerto
in B minor, Opus 104.
The concert will be
conducted by Guest
Conductor, John Dupuis
and will include "Overture
to Russlan and Ludmilla"
by Mikhail Glinka,
'Academic Festival
Overture" by Johannes
Brahms, and "Symphony
No. 1, Opus 38'Spring'" by
Johannes Brahms.


Take Interstate 75 to Exit 213
(University Parkway).Travel
west, crossing U.S. 41 (North
TamiamiTrail), to Bay Shore
Road. Park in lot at Florida
State University Center for the
PerformingArts. Entrance is
just before Bay Shore Road.

and include information
about them he said.
The sculpture exhibi-
tion will remain on
display through April 19
and is included in the
regular admission to the
John and Mable Ringling
Museum of Art. The
museum is at 5401 Bay
Shore Road, Sarasota, at
the west end of University
Parkway. There was an
increase in admission
prices effective March 1.
Admission is $20 per
person for adults, $17 for
seniors over 65, $7 for
children 6-17 and free for
children 5 and under
when accompanied by an
adult. General admission
includes admission to Ca
d'Zan (the winter home
of John and Mable
Ringling), the Museum of
the Circus, the Tibbals
Learning Center, Historic
Asolo Theater, Mable's
Rose Garde and grounds.
For information or


Concerts are at Church
of the Nazarene, 1535 East
Venice Ave.,Venice. Tickets
are $18, $22, and $25, all
seats reserved. Call the
Symphony office at
941-488-1010for tickets.

Charlotte
Symphony
Orchestra
concert
George Catandella joins
the Charlotte Symphony
Orchestra in the final


What: John and Mable
Ringling Museum of Art
Address: 5401 Bay Shore
Road, Sarasota
Phone: 941-359-5700.
Hours: Daily from 10 a.m.-
5:30 p.m. Closed on
Thanksgiving, Christmas and
New Year's Day
Admission: $20 per person
for adults, $17 for seniors
over 65, $7 for children 6-17
and free for accompanied
children 5 and under.
Web site: www.ringling.org.


Head of a Bodhisattva,
Northern Qi Dynasty, possi-
bly from Tianlongshan,
Shanxi Province, Sand-
stone. 13 3/8 by 7 1/4 by
7 3/4 inches. Overall
height 19 7/8 inches on
attached base 6 by 9 7/8
by 9 1/8 inches.
advance tickets, call
941-358-3188 or visit
www.ringling.org.


concert of this season. The
concert, "Bridge to
Romanticism," will be held
from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Sunday at Center for
PerformingArts & Educa-
tion, 710 Carmalita St.,
Punta Gorda. Selections
will include Schumann's
Piano Concerto, op 54 and
Beethoven's Symphony
No. 5. Ticket prices range
from $33 to $38 each. For
tickets or more informa-
tion, call 941-625-5996
or visit www.charlotte
symphony.com.






WEEKEND AT THE MOVIES
April 1-2, 2009



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12 Rounds (PG-13) B+
When New Orleans cop Danny
Baxter (John Cena) prevents a
brilliant thief from successfully
carrying out his latest heist, the
thiefs girlfriend is accidentally
killed. Hungry for revenge, the
criminal mastermind breaks out
of prison and kidnaps Danny's
fiancee.To save her, Danny
must successfully navigate his
way through an elaborate series
of tasks and puzzles, or else
watch the love of his life die.
1 hr. 48 mins.

Adventureland (R) NEW
It's the summer of 1987, and
James Brennan (Jesse Eisen-
berg), an uptight recent college
grad, can't wait to embark on his
dream tour of Europe. But when
his parents (Wendie Malick and
Jack Gilpin) announce they can
no longer subsidize his trip,
James has little choice but to
take a lowly job at a local
amusement park. Lucky for
James, what should have been
his worst summer ever turns
into quite an adventure as he
discovers love in the most unlikely
place with his captivating co-
worker Em (Kristen Stewart),
and learns to loosen up.
1 hr. 46 mins.

Defiance (R) B-
The year is 1941 and the Jews
of Eastern Europe are being


massacred by the thousands.
Managing to escape certain
death, three brothers take refuge
in the dense surrounding woods
they have known since childhood.
2 hrs. 16 mins.

Duplicity (PG-13) B+
CIA officer Claire Stenwick
(Roberts) and M16 agent Ray
Koval (Owen) have left the world
of government intelligence to
cash in on the highly profitable
cold war raging between two
rival multinational corporations.
Their mission? Secure the
formula for a product that will
bring a fortune to the company
that patents it first.

Fast& Furious(PG-13) NEW
Heading back to the streets
where it all began, two men rejoin
two women to blast muscle,
tuner and exotic cars across Los
Angeles and floor through the
Mexican desert. When a crime
brings them back to L.A., fugitive
ex-con DomToretto reignites his
feud with agent Brian O'Connor.
But as they are forced to
confront a shared enemy, Dom
and Brian must give in to an
uncertain new trust if they hope
to outmaneuver him. And from
convoy heists to precision tunnel
crawls across international lines,
two men will find the best way to
get revenge: push the limits of
what's possible behind the wheel.
1 hr.39 mins.


Gran Torino (R) B+
Walt Kowalski is an iron-willed
veteran living in a changing world,
who is forced by his immigrant
neighbors to confront his own
long-held prejudices.
1 hr. 56 mins.

The Haunting
in Connecticut (PG-13) C
Based on a chilling true story,
Lionsgate's The Haunting in
Connecticut charts one family's
terrifying, real-life encounter with
the dark forces of the supernatur-
al. When the Campbell family
moves to upstate Connecticut,
they soon learn that their
charming Victorian home has a
disturbing history: not only was
the house a transformed funeral
parlor where inconceivable acts
occurred, but the owner's
clairvoyant son Jonah served as a
demonic messenger, providing a
gateway for spiritual entities to
crossover. Now unspeakable
terror awaits, when Jonah, the boy
who communicated with the
powerful dark forces of the
supernatural, returns to unleash
a new kind of horror on the
innocent and unsuspecting family.
1 hr.32 mins.

I Love You, Man (R) B+
As his wedding day approach-
es, Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd)
realizes he has no one to act as
his best man.Through a series of


"man-dates,' he finds Sydney Fife
(Jason Segel), and the pair
become instant friends. But as
Peter's "bro-mance" with Sydney
grows stronger, it threatens his
relationship with his fiancee
(Rashida Jones), forcing Peter
to make a choice.

Knowing (PG-13) B-
Nicolas Cage stars in Knowing
a gripping action-thriller of global
proportions about a professor
who stumbles on terrifying
predictions about the future-and
sets out to prevent them
from coming true.

The Last House
on the Left (R) B
The night she arrives at the
remote Collingwood lakehouse,
Mari (Sara Paxton) and her
friend are kidnapped by a prison
escapee and his crew.Terrified
and left for dead, Mari's only hope
is to make it backto parents John
and Emma (Tony Goldwyn and
Monica Potter). Unfortunately, her
attackers unknowingly seek
shelter at the one place she could
be safe. And when her family
learns the horrifying story, they
will make three strangers curse
the day they came to The Last
House on the Left.

Monsters vs.Aliens (PG) B+
A ragtag group of monsters
defends Earth.


Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG) C+
A security officer (Kevin James)
confronts bad guys at a suburban
New Jersey mall. 1 hr. 27 mins.

Race to Witch
Mountain (PG) B+
For years, stories have
circulated about a secret place
in the middle of the Nevada
desert, known for unexplained
phenomena and strange
sightings. It is called Witch
Mountain, and when a Las
Vegas cab driver (Dwayne
Johnson) finds two teens with
supernatural powers in his cab,
he suddenly finds himself in the
middle of an adventure he can't
explain. When they discover that
the only chance to save the
world lies in unraveling the
secrets ofWitch Mountain, the
race begins, as the government,
mobsters and even extraterres-
trials try to stop them.

The Reader (R) B
When he falls ill on his way
home from school, 15 year-old
Michael Berg is rescued by
Hanna, a woman twice his age.
The two begin an unexpected
and passionate affair only for
Hanna to suddenly and
inexplicably disappear. Eight
years late rhe meets his former
lover again, under very different
circumstances. 2 hrs. 2 mins.


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FILMS AT A GLANCE
Movie Rati Grade
12 Rounds (PG-13) B+
Adventureland (R) NEW
Defiance (R) B-
Duplicity (PG-13) B+
Fast & Furious (PG-13) NEW
Gran Torino (R) B+
The Haunting in Conn. (PG-13) C
I Love You, Man (R) B+
Knowing (PG-13) B-
The Last House R) B
Monsters vs. Aiens (PG) B+
Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG) C+
Race to Witch Mountain (PG) B+
he Reader (R) B
Slumdog Millionaire (R) B+
Taken (PG-13) B-
Watchmen (R) A-

Slumdog Millionaire (R) B+
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 BeA Million-
aire?" But when the show
breaks for the night, police
arrest him on suspicion of
cheating; how could a street
kid know so much? 2 hrs.

Taken (PG-13) B-
Former government
operative Bryan Mills
(Liam Neeson) begins the
longest 96-hours of his life -
and the hunt for the fearsome
organization that has taken his
daughter Kim (Maggie Grace).
1 hr. 33 mins.

Watchmen (R) A-
Set in an alternate universe
circa 1985, the film's world is
an unstable one where a
nuclear war is imminent
between America and Russia.
Superheroes have been forced
to go into retirement due to the
government's Keene Act, but the
death ofThe Comedian
(Jeffrey Dean Morgan), an ex-
hero commando, perks the
interest of one of the country's
last remaining superheroes,
Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley).
2 hrs. 43 mins.


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CALENDAR EXTRAS


Art Center
Flea Market
The GreatVisualArts
Center Flea Market will be
held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday at 210 Maud St.,
Punta Gorda. One of the
area's most popular flea
markets and held only
every other year. There are
a lot of high end col-
lectibles, sports gear, books,
kitchenware, linens and
more featured. This even
helps to raise money for the
nonprofitVisualArts
Center. For more informa-
tion, call 941-629-8810 visit
theWeb site www.visualart-
center.org.

Golf tournament
fundraiser
TEAM Punta Gorda will
have its fourth annual Golf
Tournament from 8 a.m. to
1 p.m. Saturday at Saint
Andrews South Golf
Course, 1901 Deborah
Drive, Punta Gorda. TEAM
is a collaborative commu-
nity organization whose
mission is facilitating the
revitalization and rebuild-
ing of Punta Gorda and
Charlotte County following
Hurricane Charley The fee
is $75 per player and
includes a continental
breakfast, lunch, goody
bag, putting contest and
prizes. Entry forms are
available at www.teampun-
tagorda.org.


workshops in the morning;
a panel discussion,
"Florida Contemporary
Poetry," lead by the
authors in the afternoon; a
day-long "Celebrate Local
Authors" program; poetry
readings, and more.
Charlotte Campus stu-
dents, including those
enrolled in high school
dual credit programs, are
invited to participate in a
StudentWriter's Festival
held on Friday that will
include workshops,
personal narratives and
the journalistic style of
writing. Students can then
submit their original
writings for judging and
five winning entries will be
selected and read by the
student authors at the
close of the event on
Saturday Anyone who
wishes to sign up for the
Saturday morning work-
shops must register at
941-637-3514 orby e-mail
at prcw@edison.edu.
Workshop registration
deadline is noonThursday.
Published writers who
want to participate in the
"Celebrate Local Authors"
program should call as
soon as possible. For more
information, contact 941-
637-3514 or visit www.
edison.edu and click the
Peace River Center for
Writers link.

Jazz picnic


The Charlotte County
Poetry event Jazz Society will hold its
at Edison annual Picnic from 1 p.m.
to 4 p.m. Sunday at the
Celebrate National Franz Ross Park, 19355
Poetry Month (April) with QuesadaAve., Port Char-
Edison State College at a lotte. The public is invited
Writer's Festival and to listen to music by Mike
Writers Festiva and m Parmelee, Paul Milde,
Symposium held from 3 Randy Opela, Fred Capitelli
p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Chris Brown. Bring your
the Charlotte Campus, family, picnic supplies and
26300 Airport Road, Punta alawn chair. There will be
Gorda. A full day of events a 50/50 drawing to benefit
is planned including their Scholarship Fund.
published author-led Musicians are invited to


bring an instrument and
join in a jam sessin. The
event is free and open to
the public.

Fill The Heart
Poker Run
Willie's will be hosting
"Fill The Heart" Poker run
on Sunday to benefit the
Charlotte Harbor School
playground fund.
Kickstands up at 1 p.m.
atWillie's. Poker Run
continues to Bulldogs,
Herbs, Loading Zone,
Tower Bar and last bike
back at 5 p.m. atWillie's.
$10 a hand.
There will also be raffles,
50/50, music and food.
Donations for the
Charlotte Harbor School
Playground Fund are also
accepted at First Commu-
nity Bank.
Willie's is located at 4095
Tamiami Trail, Charlotte
Harbor.
For more information,
call 941-624-2245.

Rescheduled Movies
under the Stars
Movies under the Stars
returns to Bayshore Live
Oak Park on April 10. This
presentation is resched-
uled from the cancelled
March 27 presentation
due to wind conditions.


The feature presentation,
'Mr. Magorium'sWonder
Emporium"willbeginat
7:30 pm. with pre-moie
entertainmentstartingat 7 pm.
Bring your lawn chairs
and blankets (but no
coolers please) and enjoy
"Mr. Magorium's Wonder
Emporium" with your
family. Admission to the
movie is free and a variety
of concessions for your
movie enjoyment.
Bayshore Live Oak Park is
located at 23157 Bayshore
Road, Charlotte Harbor.
Additional parking will be
available on the corner of
Bayshore Road and
Oakley Street.

Benefit Car Show
There will be a benefit
car show at Muscle Car
City Museum, 3811
Tamiami Trail, Punta
Gorda from 10 am. to
2 p.m. April 11 to benefit
The SalvationArmy.
Open to all stock, sports,
modifieds, hot rods, street
rods, rat rods, retros, race
cars, trucks and motorcyles
of any year.
Music by Herman and
the Cruisers.
Food and beverages
available.
Tax deductible receipt
for minimum donation of
$10 or more to each driver
upon entry.


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April 1-2, 2009


Diva and The Italian

Guy in concert Tuesday


STAFF REPORT
Diva and The Italian
Guy will bring their
cabaret variety show to
Visani at 1 p.m. and
7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Vegas style entertain-
ment. Great songs,
outstanding singing, and
laugh-out-loud comedy
by critically acclaimed
entertainers Marcy
Downey and Buddy
Sebastian.
Hear hit songs, hilari-
ous stories, and fractured
versions of songs.


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Fresh and fun every
time, the show is never
the same twice.
For dinner and show
reservations, callVisani
at 941-629-9191.
Visani is located at 2400
Kings Hwy Port Charlotte.


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Dame Edna comes to Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall


PROVIDED BY THE VAN
WEZEL PERFORMING ARTS
HALL
Dame Edna, the lilac-
haired, rhinestone-clad
comic phenomenon from
Down Under brings her
withering brand of good
humor to the "purple cow"
(the VanWezel Performing
Arts Hall, that is) for a two-
night laugh-fest on
Monday, April 6 and
Tuesday, April 7 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $50-$80 per


person.
Dame Edna's First/Last
Tour is a "screechingly
funny" (Miami Herald)
evening of one-of-a-kind
banter, infinite wisdom,
genteel audience grilling
and zesty zingers. The
Australian import with the
trademark oversized
glasses is a widely loved
international homemaker,
talk show host, gigastar,
fashion icon, swami and
most sought-after friend


to the rich, famous and
royal. Her brand new
line of MAC cosmetics
features such Dame-
worthy colors as kanga
rouge, coral polyp,
possum nose pink and
varicose.
Her Broadway show,
"Dame Edna: The Royal
Tour," (2000) received the
Tony Award for Live
Theatrical Event as well as
a Drama Desk Award and
an Outer Critics Circle


Special Achievement
Award. She also received a
Tony nomination for
"Back with aVengeance"
in 2005.
AmericanTV audiences
know Dame Edna from
her recurring guest role on
'Ally McBeal" and many
appearances on talk shows
hosted by Jay Leno,
Johnny Carson, Joan
Rivers, Rosie O'Donnell
and Roseanne. She also
was the subject of a


segment on "60 Minutes
II."
Dame Edna's huge
success inAustralia was
repeated in London with
stage shows including
"Housewife, Superstar; A
Night with Dame Edna"
and several command
performances for the royal
family. Television credits
include the now legendary
UK special, 'A Night on
Mt. Edna," and two series
of her own innovative chat


show, "The Dame Edna
Experience.
Her books include Dame
Edna's Coffee Table Book,"
"Dame Edna's Bedside
Companion," and her
seminal autobiography
"My Gorgeous Life."
For tickets to "Dame
Edna: The First/Last Tour,"
call theVanWezel Box
Office at 941-953-3368 or
visit www.vanwezel.org.
Dame Edna is sponsored
byWilde Lexus of Sarasota


Florida Studio's 'Laughing Matters 2009' leaves 'em laughing


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
"Laughing Matters
Too" may have broken
records at Florida Studio
Theatre in 2007 but
"Laughing Matters 2009"
proves that the third
time is the real charmer.
Newly opened and set
for a long run (until June
6), this show in the
Goldstein Cabaret is
downright hilarious in
its ability to be an equal
opportunity offender. If
you are not offended by
something and cannot
laugh at the offense, seek
counseling. Think
"Saturday Night Live" on
one of its best nights.
This is that good and
with plenty of local
humor to boot.
"Laughing Matters"
features Jamie Day,
Patrick Frankfort,
Stephen Hope and
Ritchie McCall dressed
in their Saturday Night
best of green (Day),
bright red (Frankfort),
blue (Hope) and purple
(Purple). The guys all
have suspenders to


match, including pianist
Jim Prosser who is
outfitted in a yellow
orange hue. Day's
ensemble is enhanced
with pink tennis shoes
and socks. Shades of
Sweet Briar!
Their antics and
singing are even better
than their Marcella
Beckwith costumes,
thanks to the writing of
Rebecca Langford,
Stephen deGhelder,
Prosser and Nick Santa
Maria with additional
material by Chris Friday,
W. Joseph Matheson and
Adam Ratner and the
direction of FST's
resident artistic director
Richard Hopkins who
has a knack for making
good things better. He
did it again by choosing
this cast, encouraging
their antics and adding
some suggestions of his
own.
If Day had not been
so well matched talent-
wise by her cohorts on
stage, she would have
walked away with the
showjust for her Sarah


Palin spoof, "Alaska
Oakley" to the tune of
"You Can't Get a Man
with a Gun" by Irving
Berlin. Even her little
wiggle as she leaves the
stage following the 60-
second news spots,
leaves 'em laughing. And
no one sang as fast as
Day while performing
"Not Getting Married."
And she enunciated
every word.
McCall brought the
house down several
times but especially as
Louis Armstrong singing
"What a Blunderfilled
World" to the tune of
"What aWonderful
World" as a wrap to yet
another jab atWashing-


ton politicians.
No subject was spared
as the foursome got into
the "Age of Urology,"
"Catatonix," and
"Salmanelix," the EPA,
the lack of baseball in
Sarasota and even the
old folks who are said to
dwell in Sarasota County.
Hope, who also
masterminded the
show's choreography,
and Frankfort rocked on
too many songs to list.
Go see for your self. You
will not be disappointed.
"Laughing Matters"
plays through June 6 in
the Goldstein Cabaret at
Florida Studio Theatre,
1241 N. Palm Ave.,
Sarasota. Tickets are $26-


$29 and if you also can
order a light meal before
the show. Plan to arrive
early for that. Order


tickets online at
www.floridastudio
theatre.org or by phone
at 941-366-9000.


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'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' returns to the Golden Apple


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Newly opened at
Sarasota's Golden Apple
Dinner Theatre is "Joseph
and the AmazingTechni-
color Dreamcoat," written
by Andrew Lloyd Weber,
who also wrote "Phantom
of the Opera." Tim Rice,
who worked with Weber
on "Joseph" also worked


with him on "Evita" and
"Cats."
"Joseph..." replaces
"Phantom of the Opera,"
which was originally set to
run in the March 25-May
31 time slot.What seems
like an interesting quirk of
fate, may or may not be for
it was the American
version of "Phantom" that
had been scheduled for a


CALENDAR EXTRAS


Art center
tea party,
fashion show
All of the artists at the
North Port Art Center have
been asked to participate
in a contest creating a
painting titled "The Tea
Party," which will be
auctioned off Saturday at
the center's High Tea and
Fashion Show.
The High Tea and
Fashion Showwillbe at
2 p.m. Saturday at the
center, 5950 Sam Shapos
Way The fashion show will
feature apparel from
Patchington, Beall's,
Nana's Children Shop and
the Heron Creek Golf and
Country Club pro shop.
Beverages, sandwiches
and pastries will be created
and served by North Port
High School Culinary
Operations. There willbe a
Victorian theme with door
prizes and a reverse auction.
Tickets are $20. Come to
the art center 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. Monday through
Friday or call for credit
card reservations at
941-423-6460.

'Art in the Parks'
photography
contest
Sarasota County Parks
and Recreation invites
local shutterbugs to


submit entries in its first
'Art in the Parks" photog-
raphy contest. Pho-
tographs should depict
the best and most
beautiful in any of the
county's local parks. The
deadline for submissions
is April 15.
Winners will be
announced April 25 and
notified by phone. Win-
ning submissions will be
displayed in various
Sarasota Countylocations
and may be featured in
county publications or on
the countyWeb site at
www.scgov.net.
Images will be accepted
from amateur photogra-
phers in two age divisions:
Youth (under 18) and
Adult. Submissions may be
made in one of two
categories: "People in the
Parks" and "Nature."
Submissions must be
digital files of at least 300
dpi in .jpg format and can
be e-mailed to Sarasota
County Parks and Recre-
ation Program Coordinator
Jonathan Poyner at
jpoyner@scgov.net.
Please include the
photographer's name,
address, phone number, age
division and caption stating
the photograph's location.
Contestants may enter
more than once, but each
individual entry may
include no more than two


return run, not the Lloyd
Weber version.
"Joseph..." also is a
returning hit, which won
critical acclaim from all the
local critics for its previous
run at the Apple.With
music for everyone and a
most amazing coat,
"Joseph..." is one of the
most endearing of Broad-
way shows. Inspired by the



photos. The 'Art in the
Parks" photography contest
is sponsored by Dick
Peterson Photography,
LeBlanc Studios and Rockett
Art and Photography.
For more information
and complete contest
rules, contact the Saraso-
ta County Call Center at
941-861-5000.

'American Idol'
runner-up to
perform
in Sarasota
Syesha Mercado, the
2008 "American Idol"
runner-up from Sarasota,
will perform at the 14th
annual "Giving Hunger the
Blues" April 19 on Hillview
Street in Southside Village,
Sarasota.
The event, from noon to
8 p.m., is a family enter-


sibling rivalry of the
brothers of the biblical
Joseph from the Book of
Genesis, the story con-
cerns Joseph's trials and
tribulations, eventual
arrest and later, his rise to
power in Egypt because of
his skill as a dream
interpreter and, finally, his
reconciliation with his
brothers.



tainment and charity event
to raise money and
awareness for hunger in
our community.
There will be live bands
on two stages including
one stage exclusively for
youth bands, dance and
martial arts demos, games
and activities for children
and food and beverages.
Band include Not From
Here, My Friend Scott (a
Tom Petty tribute band),
Anthony J and The
Automatics, Fogt's All Stars,
The Boneshakers and
Carnival of Crue (a Motley
Crue tribute band).
All proceeds benefit All
Faiths Food Bank and the
PAL Sailor Circus
Tickets are $5 for adults;
children admitted free.
Tickets will be available on
site to purchase food and
beverages.
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Kyle EnnisTuroffis the
show's director, with Craig
Weiskerger as Joseph and
Heather Kopp as the
Narrator. JohnVisser is the
show's musical director
and DeWayne Barrett is
the choreographer. Sets are
by Michael Newton-Brown
and costumes by Dee
Richards.
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Blues" has grown each
year and raised more than
$700,000. Local musicians,
bands, performers and
artists donate their talents
and time every year.
For more
information, go to
www.givinghunger
theblues.org or call
941-366-5555


Menu

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Pineapple Ave., Sarasota.
For reservations and
show times, which include
a buffet dinner before
evening and early shows
and lunch before the
Saturday afternoon shows,
call the theater's box office
at 941-366-5454 or visit
www.thegoldenapple.com.


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NIGHTWATCH
April 1-2, 2009


DESOTO
SNav-A-Gator Bar & Grill
9700 S.W Riverview Circle
(off Kings Highway)
941-625-4407.
6 p.m. 8 p.m.Thursday, Friday,
Monday Tuesday open jam session.
2 p.m. 5 p.m. Sunday, Jim Morris,
Sunny Jim and John Frinzi. (Bring
canned food item)
Wagon Wheel
165 S. Polk Ave, Arcadia.
8 p.m.- midnight karaoke DJ.

ENGLEWOOD
SCalico Jack's
1950 Beach Road., Engewood.
941-475-8671.
9:30 p.m. 1:30 a.m. Friday -
Saturday, live music.
SEnglewood Eagles #3885
250 Old Englewood Road,
Englewood.
941-474-9802.
6:30 p.m.- 10:30 p.m. Friday,
Sonny & Sable.
6:30 p.m.- 10:30 p.m. Saturday,
Quiet Fire.
6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.Tuesday,
Finger Mullet
Englewood Elks #2378
401 N. Indiana Ave., Englewood.
941-474-1404.
6:30 p.m.- 10 p.m.Thursday,
live music.
6:30 p.m.- 10 p.m. Friday,
live music.
6:30 p.m.- 10 p.m.Wednesday,
karaoke.
* Englewood's on Dearborn
362 W. Dearborn St., Engewood.
6:30 p.m.- 10 p.m.Thursday,
karaoke byWAM Entertainment
New Blue Lagoon
2000 Oyster Creek Drive, Engewood.
941-473-7796.
6 p.m.- 10 p.m. Friday- Saturday,
live music.

NORTH PORT
* Buffalo Wild Wings
700 Sumter Crossings Drive,
North Port.
941-429-9722.
5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Friday,
Les Pearsall.
*VFW Post 8203
4860 Trott Circle, North Port
941-426-6865.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m. Friday, Saturday,
karaoke.

PORT CHARLOTTE
-American Legion Post 110
3152 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte.
941-629-7446.
6 p.m. 10 p.m.Thursday karaoke
with Billy G.
6 p.m. 9 p.m. Friday La Croix
6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. Saturday,
Buddy Country
6 p.m.Tuesday, bingo.


SDeep Creek Elks
1133 Capricorn Blvd., Deep Creek.
941-764-6825.
5 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Friday dinner with
music by Deb and Ray
5 p.m. 7:30 p.m. p.m. Saturday,
dinner with music byAnything Goes.
1:30 p.m. 5 p.m. Sunday, bingo.
SJoe Cracker
1020 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte.
941-258-3444.
7:30 p.m.- 11:30 p.m. Friday,
Tropical Ave.
7:30 p.m.- 11:30 p.m. Saturday,
ReneTakeTwo.
MS Rascal's Loony Bin
1182 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
www.loonybinpub.com.
941-255-5999.
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Friday live music.
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Saturday, live music.
4:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Monday,
Oldies with Walter.
9 p.m.- 1 a.m.Tuesday,
open mike with Crazy George.
9 p.m. 1 a.m.Wednesday,Thursday,
DJ Philly Billy.
. Port Charlotte Elks #2153
20225 Kenilworth Blvd.,
off Veterans Blvd., Port Charlotte.
941-627-9811.
5:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Friday,
Dinner and dance with Justfor Fun.
Friday karaoke with M & M.
Portside
3636Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-629-3055.
9 p.m.- 1 a.m.Thursday,
Ladies nit with DJT.
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Saturday, '80s Night
with video games, pricing
and DJTwith'80s music.
9 p.m.- 1 a.m.Tuesday,
Country Night with DJT
SQ's Sports Bar and Girl
4030 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-764-6969.
8 p.m.Thursday Texas Hold'em
Poker,APA 8 Ball Pool League
10:30 p.m.Thursday, $100 First
Race Open 8 Ball Tournament.
8 p.m. FrdayTexas Hold'em Poker,
9 Ball Pool Tournament.
4 p.m., 8 p.m. Saturday,Texas Hold
'em Poker, 8 Ball Pool Tournament.
1 p.m., 8 p.m. Sunday,Texas
Hold 'em Poker.
8 p.m. Monday, Texas Hold 'em Poker,
APA 9 Ball League.
8 p.m.Tuesday,Texas Hold 'em Poker,
Q's In-House 9 Ball Pool League.
1 p.m., 8 p.m.Wednesday, Texas
Hold'em Poker, 8 APA 8 Ball
Pool League.
* Sports City
4660 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-627-6264.
7 p.m. 11 p.m.Thursday, EZ Money.
8 p.m. midnight Friday, Cover Fire.
8p.m. midnight Saturday,
Adrenaline Junkies.
5 p.m.- 8 p.m. Sunday, Chiki Monkey
7:30 p.m.- 11:30 p.m. Monday,
Fakahatchee.
8 p.m. midnight Tuesday, karaoke.
7 p.m. -11 p.m.Wednesday,
Smoked Mullet


Sun Flea Market
18505 Paulson Drive, Port Charlotte.
941-255-3532.
Noon 3 p.m. Friday live music.
Noon 3 p.m. Saturday, live music.
Noon 3 p.m. Sunday, live music.
Visani featuring The Comedy Zone
2400 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte.
941-629-9191.
8 p.m.Thursday Friday, live comedy
with Shaun Jones andTres Croswell.
7:30 p.m., 10 p.m. Saturday,
live comedy with Shaun Jones
andTres Croswell.
7:30 p.m.Tuesday Diva &
The Italian Guy.
8 p.m.Tuesday, open mic.
8 p.m. Wednesday live comedy
with DS & Paul Stickland.

PUNTA GORDA
Cafe Ruelle
117 W Marion Ave., Punta Gorda.
941-575-3553.
5:30 p.m. 8 p.m.Thursday,
live music.
7 p.m.- 10 p.m. Friday, live music.
7 p.m1m.10 Saturday,
live music.
Captain's Table Lounge
1200W. Retta Esplanage
(Fishermen's Village), Punta Gorda
941-637-1177.
7 p.m. -11 p.m. Friday -Saturday,
The Bob hanson Trio.
. Danny's Deep Creek Pub
24901 Sandhill Blvd. Unit 14,
Punta Gorda.
941-764-0640.
7:30 p.m.Thursday karaoke
with Stephanie.
7:30 p.m. Friday Paul Strowe.
11 p.m. Saturday, Wii Dutch
BowlingTournament.
3 p.m. Sunday, Nascar Bowling
League.
4 p.m. Sunday, free poker.
7 p.m. Monday, Danny's Pure
Poker Showdown.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday, Wii Bowling all day
7 p.m.Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday,
Friday, Saturday, free poker.
1 p.m.Tuesday, Thursday, free poker.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Bingo.


SDean's South of the Border
130 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda.
941-575-6100.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m. Friday, Signal 20.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m. Saturday, Mikey
Mike &The Network.
2 p.m.- 6 p.m. Sunday, High Gear.
8 p.m. midnightWednesday,
Kapo Kings.
Fishermen's Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade,
Punta Gorda.
941-639-8721.
6 p.m.- 8 p.m.Thursday, Gary Gray.
5 p.m. 9 p.m. Friday, Mickey's Umit.
Saturday, Hop Into Spring. Circus
show from 1 p.m. 3 p.m. Easter
Bunny 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Childrens
crafts from 11 am.- 3 p.m.
Easter Bonnet Parade at2 p.m.
5 p.m.- 9 p.m. Saturday,
Unforgetable.
Mooseheads
318 Tamiami Trail #111
Corner of U.S. 41 North and Virgnia,
Punta Gorda.
941-505-0404.
8 p.m.Thursday, open mic night.
9 p.m. Friday Saturday, live music.
7:30 p.m.Wednesday Texas
Hold 'em Poker.
The Perfect Caper
121 E. Maron Ave., Punta Gorda.
941-505-9009.
7 p.m.- 10 p.m.Thursday -Saturday,
live jazz in the lounge byTrio "Taste."
Slip-Not Lounge
1601Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda.
941-639-7677.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m.Thursday,
Two Can Jam.
7 p.m.- 10 p.m.Thursday,
karaoke by M & M inside.
8 p.m.- midnight Friday
Cheeky Monkey
8 p.m.- midnightSaturday,
Tight Squeeze.
6 p.m.- 10 p.m.Wednesday,
Tim & Rosanne.
The Tavern Bar and Grill
126 W. Maron Ave., Punta Gorda.
941-639-7655.
9 p.m.- 2 a.m. Friday, DJ Dance
Party.
9 p.m.- 2 a.m. Saturday,
Pro DJs DJ Ron Dance Party.
Oldies through today.


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VENICE/NOKOMIS
SClub 455
455 U.S 41 Bypass N.,Venice.
941-412-1455.
6 p.m. Friday Saturday,
Texas Hold 'em poker.
8 p.m. midnight Friday
Marc Anthony Roman.
9 p.m. midnight Saturday, karaoke.
Noon -2 p.m. Sunday,
Sophisicated Swing.
5 p.m.- 9 p.m. Monday Tuesday,
Thursday, piano bar with Bill Cerrera.
8 p.m.- 10 p.m.Tuesday
Comedy night.
C Honoluana Island Grill
222 AirportAve., Venice.
941-483-3553.


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11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m., Sunday
Brunch, Gary Lesher.
6 p.m. Sunday, G.B. and
his Sound Machine.
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of entertainment at area nightclubs
and restaurants. To include your
club or restaurant on the list, fax the
information to 941-6292085
or e mail letsgo@sun-herald.com by
10 a.m. each MONDAY pror to
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Pleased with the freshness and flavor of the seafood at Santhino's


inen tablecloths and
napkins, cushioned
chairs, draperies,
carpeting, muted colors
and subdued lighting all
contribute to the trans-
formation of the Santhi-
no's store-front restaurant
into an elegant setting
for dining.
Tables are situated a
comfortable distant from
each other, and candles
on the tables add to the
romantic aura of the
room.
On a recent Saturday
evening, large parties of
diners were enjoying the
convivial atmosphere. As
soon as our party of four
was seated, our water
glasses were filled and


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CALENDAR EXTRAS


Gary Valentine
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perform April 15 18
atVisani.
People know Gary
Valentine from "The King
of Queens" as Danny
Heffernan. Valentine
looks forward to live
performances as a way to
get people to see his
humor, as opposed to
that of a screenwriter's.
Visani is located
2400 Kings Highway,
Port Charlotte.
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2 p.m. and running until
10 p.m. The Block Party
will be in the area north
of Olympia between U.S.
41 north and U.S. 41
south. The main act this
year is Confederate
Railroad. Sullivan Street
will be set aside for the
children, and will have a
variety of games and
entertainment lasting
until dark. There will be
numerous vendors for
food and drinks and
Budweiser beer trailers.


fried yuca (cassava). The
meat was tender and
interestingly seasoned.
The grilled Portobella
Mushrooms ($7.95) were
beautifully presented on
a large plate accompa-
nied by mozzarella and
tomato slices and
drenched in balsamic
vinegar. Complimentary
salads included leaf
lettuce, garnished with
tomato, cucumber
and croutons.
After listening to a
rapid recitation of the
day's specials, he decided
to try the Lobster Ravioli
while she was tempted by
the Pescado a lo Macho
($21.95); our tablemates,
too, gravitated toward the



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trailer ticket booths.
Traffic on Taylor Street,
Sullivan Street andWest
Marion Avenue in this
area will be closed off to
traffic beginning at 6
p.m. Friday and all day
Saturday. Parking is
available at the Justice
Center, City Marketplace
the Charlotte Harbor
Event and Conference
Center and on numerous


seafood choosing Arroz
con Mariscos ($22.95)
and Seafood Fra Diavolo
($19.95). The Ravioli in an
indistinctive cream sauce
were much improved by
the addition of freshly
grated parmesan cheese.
Her pescado (grouper
filet) sauteed in onions
and garlic was smothered
in a tomato-based sauce
thick with shrimp,
scallops, mussels, clams,
and calamari. All were
pleased with the fresh-
ness and flavor of the
seafood.
The only desserts made
on site that night were a
Caramel Custard Flan
and a special, Creme
Brulee ($5.95). The Creme


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ENTERTAINMENT
April 1-2, 2009


'The Devil's Disciple' proves an enjoyable experience at Asolo Rep


By AUDREY BLACKWELL
STAFF WRITER
In an interesting battle
of good versus evil, Dick
Dudgeon (Dan Donohue)
exhibits actions that rise
above those of even the
noblest of heroes in "The
Devil's Disciple," a George
Bernard Shaw melodrama
on the MainStage of the
Asolo RepertoryTheatre.
Set in 1777 in a New
Hampshire town, Ameri-
can characters find
themselves pitted against
unyielding British foes
determined to thwart
their efforts at breaking
away from British rule
and forming their own
nation during the revolu-
tionary war.
The play starts off slowly
and is played out within a
stylish, yet simple set by
Tony and Academy Award-
winning director and set
designer TonyWalton.
The costumes are
colorful, for the most part,
and absolutely fitting for
the period of Americana
depicted. Not-so-colorful
yet fitting her role, Carolyn
Michel's costume of a dark
grey dress and white
bonnet sets the tone for
her well-played rigid
austerity as Dudgeon's
Puritan mother.
Opposing his mother's
strict religious discipline,
Dudgeon proclaims
himself the devil's disciple.
When he returns home for
the reading of the will after
his father's death, the
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leaves the house upon
learning she is left with
only the money she
brought into the marriage.
He inherits the house, and
we do not see her again.
We learn she died of a
heart attack.
While none of the
townsfolk will talk to him,
because of his nefarious
reputation, a series of
events brings out his true
nature, which, in the end,
is more Christ-like than
his mother could have
hoped for.
The first clue to his true
nature is given when he
stays in the house and
allows his illegitimate
stepsister, Essie (Michelle
Trachtenberg), to continue
living there, which she
chooses over leaving with
his mother.
The next major turn of
events happens when
Dudgeon is mistakenly
arrested as being the Rev.
AnthonyAnderson (James
Clarke) by British soldiers
and scheduled to die on
the gallows. He accepts
the fate, even welcomes it,
thinking he is doing a
service for the greater
good. Anderson had run
away when he learned the
British were after him and
headed up a revolutionary
unit.
Dudgeon was arrested
at the Anderson home
when the Reverend was
gone and had a brief
encounter with Anderson's
wife, Judith (Heather
IKeller) nne nf the mo re


left alone with
this self-
professed
rascal, she
nervously
poured tea
and was
afraid to talk
to him or get
too close. I
Shortly,
however, the '
sexual
tension
between the
two became
palpable and she kissed
him, then fainted dead
away. It was a great,
believable faint.
Throughout the rest of
the play, Judith chased
after Dudgeon, trying to
convince him to try to
save himself from the
gallows by telling the truth
about who he was. But he
refused. His only saving
grace came when Rev.
Anderson entered the
British headquarters to
negotiate peace and the
Brits gave up the fight
realizing they were
outnumbered against the
American rebels who
wanted to build a nation.
The Asolo Repertory
Theatre Company produc-
tion of "The Devil's
Disciple" runs through
May 24 in the Mertz
Theatre within the Florida
State University Center for
the Arts, 5555 North
Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
Tickets range in price from
$20 to $58 and are avail-
ahle at the hnb nffiro at


ILLUSTRATION
COURTESY OF
ASOLO REPERTORY
THEATRE
The cast of the
Asolo Repertory
Theatre produc-
tion of "The
Devil's Disciple"
at the FSU
Center for the
PerformingArts
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Charlotte Players' farce full of hearty laughs


SV Tatalie Needs a
Nightie," a
"N augh-filled
farce by Neil and Carolyn
Shaffner, was presented to
a nearly full theater by the
Charlotte Players as their
final production of their
48th season Friday at the
Cultural Center of Char-
lotte County, and will
continue until Saturday.
This show requires
nothing but the willing-
ness to sit back and enjoy
the silly shenanigans
acted out on stage.
The three act play takes
place in an apartment
building in Chicago in the
mid-1950's. Tommy
Briggs (Gene Callan) is a
Vita-Cola promotion
manager for the Chicago
area. He is a bachelor
who would like to impress
his visiting supervisor that


What:'Natalie NeedsA Nightie'
When:
7:30 p.m.
Thursday -Saturday
Whre: The Cultural Center
Theater, 2280 Aaron St.,
Port Charlotte.
Info: 941-625-4175 ext 220.

he is married with
children, and to this end
he schemes with his
neighbor and friend, John
Watson (Steve Pignataro).
The funny situations
begin when Thomas a
"Tommy" Briggs (Cheryl


Callan), a neighbor with a
similiar name, angrily
protests the confusion
that arises because of it.
Hilarity ensues because of
Rosebud (Carol Louisg-
nan), a dim-witted maid
who drinks gin much too
often, and mistakenly
removes the clothing of
almost every character.
Add to this recipe for
comedy Natalie Newsome
(Jessica Leigh Daniels), a
lovely innocent girl, who
comes into the apartment
of the wrong Tommy
Briggs, showers and
discovers that all her
clothes are gone.
Enter JimmyWilson
(Shawn Genther), who
seeks to get ready for his
"blind date" of the night.
and becomes the male
romantic interest.
John Sader stole the


show with his playing of
Juniper J. Juniper, Tommy
Briggs boss, who spent
half the show running
about the stage in his
underwear and changing
diapers on the babies that
Tommy bribed Rosebud
to steal from her acquain-
tances in the building.
Gene Callan was a
natural choice for the
leading role, not only
because his face made
one laugh, but his move-
ments reminded one of
Jackie Gleason's antics.
Deserving credit goes to
Skip Mattie, scenic
designer, who made
possible the doorway exits
to the hallway, closet,
bathroom and balcony,
which enabled the comedy
confusion to unfold.
Matt McCord, director,
provided a show that


PHOTO PROVIDED
Jessica Leigh Daniels (Natalie Newsome) and Steve Pignataro
(John Watson) star in "Natalie NeedsA Nightie."


supplied pleasant enter-
tainment for everyone
ages eight to eighty.
For information, call the


box office 941-625-4175, ext.
220. To learn about next
season's schedule, go to
www.charlotte players.org.


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