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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 8, 2009
Copyright Date: 2009
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Subject: Newspapers -- Venice (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Sarasota County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Sarasota -- Venice
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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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prescription card


You want me to touch that thing?


Call it pre-election jockey-
ing.
The Venice Taxpayers
League called the police de-
partment to city hall Monday
to remove Venice resident and
city council hopeful Emilio
Carlesimo from its monthly
meeting in the community
room. It didn't turn out as
hoped. Police sided with
Carlesimo, saying he had a
right to be there.
Carlesimo's offense: taking
pictures of League members
during its meeting. He says he
was doing it for possible use on
his election Web site.
"I just went in and sat down,
and took two pictures. Didn't
say anything. They asked me to
leave, saying I was disrupting
their meeting," Carlesimo said.
"They were the aggressors.
(Venice Neighborhoods Coali-
tion director) Tom Brener
came over and stood right next
to me and went on and on. I
wasn't moving.
"I said, 'I am staying. If you
touch me I will call the police.
If you want me out, you will
have to call the police.' "
Carlesimo said it was a pub-
lic meeting held in a pubic
building and he had a right to
be there.


Taxpayer League Vice Presi-
dent Gary Budway, who
chaired the meeting because
president Herb Levine was
away, attempted to call an
executive session, but Carle-
simo still wouldn't leave.
Backup
Members Jon Preiksat and
Ted Koszarski, vice president
of the Venice Neighborhoods
Coalition, went to City Mana-
ger Isaac Turner for help.
Brener asked the reception-
ist to call the police.
According to Budway, Tur-
ner called City Attorney Bob
Anderson for advice. Turner
and two police officers showed
up to calm things down,
informing Budway that
Carlesimo had a right to be
there and take pictures in a
public building, and that a pri-
vate organization couldn't hold
an executive session on the
premises.
"Turner came in with a cool


head and con-
firmed what I
was saying,"
Carlesimo
said. "You are
not paying
rent, it's a pub-
lic building,
and as a citizen
I have the right T
to be there. urner
They couldn't
accept that."
"If you want the dummy to
stay, that's his problem," Bud-
way said, and asked Turner
and the police to leave so he
could resume the meeting.
"We talked about solar pan-
els and the most oddball stuff
thinking the guy would leave,"
Budway said. "He didn't leave."
Finally, Budway adjourned
the meeting without getting to
the main issue who to back
and how to promote its candi-
dates in the upcoming council

Please see IRKS, 4A


BY CAROL SAKOWITZ
STAFF WRITER

A free prescription discount
drug card program offering
savings on more than 58,000
brand name and generic drugs
is being promoted by Sarasota
County for its residents.
Commission Chair Jon
Thaxton and officials from
Financial Marketing Concepts
Inc., the Ponte Vedra Beach-
based distributing company,
launched the
county pro-
gram Monday.
The pharmacy
benefit manag-
er is WellDyne
RX in Lake-
land.
Based upon
company data,
The Coast2 Thaxton
Coast Rx Card
is expected to save county resi-
dents an average of 35 percent
on the retail cost of prescrip-
tions. Martin Dettelbach, FMC
chief marketing officer, said
last year's average saving was
38 percent.
Insulin and diabetes sup-
plies including testing
strips, lancets and alcohol
swabs are among items sub-
ject to discount if they are pre-
scribed, Dettelbach said.
Excluded from the program
are Schedule I, II and III Drug
Enforcement Administration-
listed drugs such as Ritalin,
OxyContin and Percocet, or


anabolic steroids.
Thaxton said the county
looked at discount prescrip-
tion programs for the past four
years. He said that, considering
the recent economic woes, the
Coast2Coast program is bene-
ficial to citizens and to the
county.
Sarasota residents can
obtain a discount card at
county facilities and chain
pharmacies such as CVS,
Kmart, Medicine Shoppe,
Publix, Sam's Club, Sweetbay,
Target, Walgreen's, Walmart
and Winn-Dixie. Some inde-
pendent pharmacies also are
in the program.
'Need state'
In all instances, there is no
cost to the consumer for the
card. There are no stipulations
as to age, income or existing
health coverage. However, the
card cannot be used in con-
junction with another pre-
scription program.
Due to a gap in coverage,
Medicare Part D participants
may pay up to $3,000 annually
in out-of-pocket expenses. The
card can help participants pay
for prescriptions outside cov-
erage.
County residents can down-
load a discount prescription
drug card by going to
www.coast2coastrx.com/sara
sotafl.
When commissioners unan-

Please see CARD, 4A


No council meet


for 'green' board


BY GREG GILES
STAFF WRITER


Getting an audience with
Venice City Council when you
chair one of the city's advisory
boards shouldn't be difficult.
But one advisory board is hav-
ing trouble doing just that.
The Environmental Task
Force requested an hour to
present the rationale for rec-
ommendations it made to the
city's draft comprehensive
plan last month, but it looks
unlikely that will take place.
The recommendations
were considered and set aside
by council, which found them
too detailed and without the
kind of data analysis that
would meet city or state
requirements.
Mayor Ed Martin said at the
time that council didn't have
the expertise to evaluate many
of the proposals, and even if it
did, the city's comprehensive
plan wasn't the proper vehicle
to pursue the goals embodied
in many of the recommenda-
tions.
In her request, Chair Laurel
Schiller said the task force was
assured it would have the
opportunity to discuss its rec-
ommendations in a public
meeting with council. Thus far
she hasn't received a response
from Martin.
The same assurance was
given to the planning commis-
sion, but that was later
changed at the mayor's behest


Ryan


when it became clear that old
policy battles were being
rehashed.
"Our task force worked over
many months last summer in
extra workshop sessions to
prepare our recommendations
for you and the planning com-
mission," Schiller wrote. "We
appreciate your willingness to
consider this request."
Tit for tat
The request caught the
attention of others, however,
who sought the same opportu-
nity.
John Ryan, president and
CEO of the Venice Area
Chamber of Commerce, e-
mailed Martin requesting
equal time for other boards.
"We understand and sup-
port that this decision is that of
the Venice City Council.
However, should such request
be granted, I, on behalf of the
Venice Area Chamber of
Commerce, am requesting
that the same opportunity be
granted ... to the planning

Please see BOARD, 4A


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EDITOR GREG GILES

Lang won't seek
reimbursement
According to an e-
mail on the city's public
server, Council Member
Sue Lang doesn't intend
to seek reimbursement
for private attorney's fees
related to the Sunshine
lawsuit.
Council agreed last
month to settle the suit
out of court. All that
remains is determining
attorney fees.
According to Lang, City
Attorney Bob Anderson
requested meetings with
the individual defendants
to ascertain whether each
would request reimburse-
ment from the city.
"I had decided that I
would not seek reim-
bursement of the legal
fees I incurred at the out-
set of the lawsuit before
the assignment of an
attorney by the city's
insurance carrier," Lang
wrote. "'Attorney Anderson
wanted to confirm this
because he had not
received a request from
me for reimbursement."
According to Lang,
Anderson did receive
three requests, presum-
ably from Mayor Ed
Martin and council mem-
bers John Moore and
John Simmonds.


Settlement sought
Attorneys for Discovery
Village at Venice, a retire-
ment community planned
near Laurel Road, have
requested a continuance
of council's approval of a
deal struck giving a devel-
oper increased density in
return for lower height.
The continuance is for
60 days, giving attorneys
for Discovery Village and
the city of Venice time to
hold a settlement confer-
ence. Discovery Village is
seeking unspecified dam-
ages and reimbursement
of costs in return for
agreeing to withdraw a
$7.9 million claim for
loss of value in the prop-
erty and loss of income.
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gram, with 137 cities in
Florida, including North
Port. Criteria for receiving
the designation include
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consultant who is a
licensed arborist, a tree
care ordinance, commu-
nity forestry program and
budget, and Arbor Day
proclamation.
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election in November.
Two seats are open.
Budway said the
league and the coalition,
which share a number of
members, will get togeth-
er this week in a mem-
ber's house to conclude
the meeting. He wouldn't
disclose the location.

Infiltrator
It's not the first time
Carlesimo was asked to
leave a league or coali-
tion meeting for taking
pictures.


Carlesimo employed a
volunteer photographer
to assist on at least two
other occasions. At a
previous VTL meeting,
Levine chastised Carlesi-
mo for bringing the pho-
tographer. Carlesimo
said he has a series of
souvenir photos of an
angry Levine making
obscene gestures toward
him.
Brener asked Carlesi-
mo to leave a Venice
Neighborhoods Coali-
tion meeting held at the
Venice Public Library a
few months ago for the


same reason.
Carlesimo said he
plans to attend the next
coalition meeting with
his camera, saying it's a
public meeting in a pub-
lic building and that
county library rules allow
him access.
"They can't do what
they do," Carlesimo said.
"I really just want to lis-
ten. I know my presence
stumps their meetings.
That's not my purpose.
My purpose is to go and
listen to what they have
to say, to understand
their concerns. In my


campaign I will be able to
say I went to all groups
and listened. I'll put the
photos up on the Web
site showing I attended
the meetings."
Budway called Carle-
simo's actions "board
infiltration."
"We figured enough is
enough," he said.
He said Carlesimo was
invited to join the coali-
tion but Carlesimo said
he couldn't agree with its
philosophy and therefore
wouldn't join. Ditto with
the league.
"I do not understand


"My purpose is to
go and listen to
what they have to
say, to understand
their concerns:'
Venice resident
Emilio Carlesimo


all the aggravation with
the picture taking and
insistence of sitting in on
meetings where he is not
a member," Budway said.
ggiles@
venicegondolier.com


BOARD from Page lA

commission and that an
opportunity for input be
also provided to the
Economic Development
Task Force," Ryan wrote.
"In the spirit of having
open communications, if
this opportunity is pro-
vided to one city task
force, it would seem nat-
ural that the other city
task forces (and) com-
missions be provided the
same opportunity," said
Paula Dumas, chair of
the Economic Develop-
ment Task Force. "(W)e
will be ready to review
the comp plan and pro-
vide input alongside
the Environmental Task
Force."
Martin settled the
matter in an e-mail to
Ryan on April 1.
"I spoke to council


suggesting that was not
necessary as council had
read and considered
carefully the ETF recom-
mendations, along with
those of the planning
commission and other
boards or commissions,
prior to arriving at its
current positions," Mar-
tin wrote.
"I felt it would elon-
gate the process, and
essentially we would
have various groups
arguing their positions
with the council as all
would have to have addi-
tional opportunity.
"I have no objection to
receiving a letter from
the ETF or any other citi-
zen or body."
Martin said council
will hold a full-day work-
shop to review any unre-


"I have no objec-
tion to receiving a
letter from the ETF
or any other citizen
or body."
Mayor Ed Martin


solved issues in May and
consider recommenda-
tions from staff and
consultants regarding
"changes that might be
problematic."
There will be the usual
time for members of the
public to present their
views in the regular
council meeting, Martin
wrote.

ggiles@
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CARD from Page 1A


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FMC said Monday the
royalty would be 50 cents
for all prescriptions.
FMC has provided
supplemental benefits to
U.S. financial institutions
for more than 20 years.
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states" such as Florida,
Pennsylvania and Cali-


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19 NOTICE OF AUCTION
NOTICE OF
PUBLIC AUCTION
The following vehicle/vessel(s) will be
auctioned for unpaid towing & storage
charges only, per FS 713.78. Vehicle @
Frank's Towing 6017 Pine Ridge Rd
#339, Naples, FL.
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On 4/23/2009 at 9:00 am at 171 S
Jackson Rd Venice, FL
PUBLISH: April 8, 2009

20 NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
VIRDIE V. DILLMAN,
Deceased.
File No. 2009-CP-004984-NC
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
VIRDIE V. DILLMAN, deceased, whose
date of death was December 22,
2008; File Number 2009-CP-
004984-NC, is pending in the Circuit
Court for SARASOTA County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 3079, SARASOTA,
FL 34230-3079. The names and
addresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN 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


20 NOTICETO CREDITORS 20 NOTICETO CREDITORS 20 NOTICETO CREDITORS 20 NOTICETO CREDITORS 38 OTHER NOTICES


DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this The date of first publication is April 8,
notice is April 8, 2009. 2009.


Personal Representative:
NANCY L. SKIDMORE
3611 78th Avenue East
Sarasota, FL 34243-2888

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Florida Bar No. 351301
H. GREG LEE, P.A.
2014 Fourth Street
Sarasota, Florida 34237
Telephone: (941)-954-0067
Facsimile: (941) 365-1492
PUBLISH: April 8, 15, 2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARGUERITE E. HICKS,
Deceased,
File No. 2009-CP-003412-NC
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of MAR-
GUERITE E. HICKS, deceased, whose
date of death was DECEMBER 24,
2008, is pending in the Circuit Court for
SARASOTA County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion; the address of which is PO Box
3079, Sarasota, FL 34230. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against 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.


Personal Representative:
Shirley R. Falcone
203 Arlington Drive
Cape Haze, Florida 33946

Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Mary Ann Floyd
Attorney for Shirley R.
Falcone
Florida Bar No. 0115746
Diez & Floyd, P.A.
737 South Indiana Avenue
Englewood, Florida 34223
Telephone: (941)-474-5506
Fax: (941)-474-5507
PUBLISH: April 8, 15, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SARA-
SOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF,
GLORIA J. HUNT a/k/a GLORIA JEAN
HUNT,
Deceased.
File No 2009-CP-4861-SC
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of GLO-
RIA J. HUNT a/k/a GLORIA JEAN HUNT,
deceased, whose date of death was
March 12, 2009, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for SARASOTA County, Flori-
da, Probate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota, FL
34230-3079. The names and address-
es of the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-


ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is April 1, 2009.
Personal Representative:
Kim M. Greaves
c/o 213 Harbor Drive North
Venice, FL 34285
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Donna-Lee M. Roden
Florida Bar No. 771790
213 Harbor Drive North
Venice, FL 34285
Telephone: (941)-486-8555
PUBLISH: April 1, 8, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SARA-
SOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
PETER PIDHORODECKY
Deceased.
File No: 2009-CP-004025-NC
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate of
PETER PIDHORODECKY, deceased,
File No. 2009-CP-004025-NC is pend-
ing 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 repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS APRIL 1, 2009.
Personal Representative:


CAROLE I. PECK
629 Upper Grassy Hill Road
Woodbury, CT 06798
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Robert A. Dickinson
FL Bar No. 161468
460 S. Indiana Ave.
Englewood, FL 34223
(941) 474-7600
PUBLISH: APRIL 1, 8, 2009

38 OTHER NOTICES
PUBLIC NOTICE
The District Board of Trustees of
Manatee Community College
announces a public meeting on
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 8:30
am to be held at Manatee Communi-
ty College in The PDC Building 800,
The Selby Room, 8000 South Tamia-
mi Trail, Venice, Fl 34293
Persons are advised that if they
decide to appeal any decision at this
meeting, they will need a record of
the proceedings and for such pur-
pose, they may need to ensure that
a verbatim record of the proceeding
is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is based.
PUBLISH: April 8, 2009
LEGAL NOTICE
Comcast will be showing a free
preview of HBO, HBO HD and HBO
ON DEMAND from Sunday, May
10- Tuesday, May 12, 2009, on
Comcast Digital Cable's Sarasota,
Venice, Venice South, Cape Haze
and Port Charlotte channel line-
ups (Manatee, Sarasota and
Charlotte Counties). This preview
contains TV-G, TV-PG, PG-13, TV-
14, R and TV-MA rated program-
ming.
Comcast will also be showing a
free preview of "The Tennis Chan-
nel" from Sunday, May 24 Sun-
day, June 7, 2009, on Comcast
Digital Cable's Sarasota, Venice,
Venice South, Cape Haze and
Port Charlotte channel lineups
(Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte
Counties).
If you wish, you may use Parental
Control to block these channels


during the preview. A digital-
ready TV set and/or digital equip-
ment is required to view the pre-
view. Services not available in all
areas, restrictions apply please
call for details. For information
about all of our product offerings,
please visit www.comcast.com.
PUBLISH: APRIL 8, 2009

SECTION 106
PUBLIC NOTICE
Verizon Wireless is proposing to
construct a telecommunications
tower located at 1765 S. Tamiami
Tr. (US-41) in Venice, Sarasota
County, FL at Latitude N27-04-
09.4, Longitude W82-25-11.8.
The tower is proposed to be a
Stealth Flagless Flagpole tower
design and 130' tall. Verizon Wire-
less seeks comments from all
interested persons on the impact
of the tower on any districts, sites,
buildings, structures, or objects
significant in American history,
architecture, archaeology, engi-
neering, or culture, that are listed
or eligible for listing in the Nation-
al Register of Historic Places.
Specific information about the
project, including the historic
preservation reviews that Verizon
Wireless is conducting pursuant to
the rules of the Federal Communi-
cations Commission (47 C.F.R.
Sections 1.1307(4)) and the Advi-
sory Council on Historic Preserva-
tion (36 C.F.R. Part 800) will be
made available to interested per-
sons who request the information
from the contact below. All ques-
tions, comments, and correspon-
dence should be directed to Vir-
ginia Janssen, Principal Archaeol-
ogist, Dynamic Environmental
Associates, Inc., 3850 Lake
Street, Suite C, Macon, GA 31204,
Sec106@DynamicEnvironmental.c
om by 05/01/2009.
PUBLISH: April 1, 8, 2009

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2009


'The Bridges' is still in play


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR


When Gulf Coast
Community Foundation
of Venice announced its
intention last month to
create what could be the
largest urban solar-ener-
gy project in the country,
it raised eyebrows at
Venice City Hall.
Was GCCFV abandon-
ing its workforce housing
project, called The
Bridges, planned on land
it purchased between
Laurel Road and Border
Road east of Interstate
75?
Would the solar field
require all 175 acres of
The Bridges project, or
the entire 300-acre parcel
GCCFV owns in Sarasota
County, including 125
acres to the east? Would
GCCFV need to apply for
a different type of zoning
designation on some or
all of the property, and
what would that be?
At a time when city
council has been actively
down-zoning nearly
areas all around the city,
The Bridges project
sought, and was granted,
more height and density
and a different architec-
tural style than council


was comfortable with.
Had it not been for the
affordable housing units
GCCFV promised, the
entire project might have
had more difficulty get-
ting approved. The pro-
ject goal is lofty create
a village with multi-
income housing in a
mixed-use residential-
commercial setting.
'All options'
With the economic
downturn came new
housing opportunities
drastically changing at
least for the time being
- the need for workforce
housing. With the hous-
ing project now up in the
air, council sent City
Manager Isaac Turner on
a fact-finding mission to
ascertain the founda-
tion's intentions.
The answers he
received were summed
up in the city's most
recent newsletter: "This
solar project does not
replace the foundation's
plans for creating work-
force housing in that
area."
"The Bridges project is
still proceeding through
the entitlement process,"
said GCCFV Marketing
Director Greg Luberecki.


"We're exploring all
options for the solar pro-
ject. It's not clear whether
all of the acreage or some
of it will be needed.
"The goal is to create
an impactful solar pro-
ject that will catalyze
economic development
in the area and create
jobs."
He said the founda-
tion remains committed
to "addressing and work-
ing with its partners" to
provide workforce hous-
ing in the area.
The solar array is
expected to produce at
least 40 megawatts of
electricity, which would
provide power for about
11,200 people roughly
the population of The
Bridges once it is built
out.
"Gulf Coast Commun-
ity Foundation's coura-
geous board of directors
envisions this opportuni-
ty as a catalyst for renew-
able energy technology
and applications in Sara-
sota County and our sur-
rounding region," said
Teri A. Hansen, president
and CEO of GCCFV

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County 'preference' code needs work


BY CAROL SAKOWITZ
STAFF WRITER

The Sarasota County
procurement code, just
revised Feb. 23 to specify
that local businesses
receive preference in
bids and requests for
proposals, may get yet
another revision.
County commissioners
unanimously agreed
Tuesday to direct county
staffers to recommend a
revision to the procure-
ment code that would
include DeSoto County
businesses as "local." They
also directed staff to
include Charlotte Coun-
ty's process regarding
requests for proposals.
Sarasota's procure-
ment code change was
precipitated by Manatee
County's newly adopted
local preference ordi-
nance. Manatee com-
missioners on March 17
approved wording that
said businesses located
for at least six months in
DeSoto, Hardee or
Hillsborough counties,
and with at least one full-
time employee at that
location, could be
termed local businesses.
The Feb. 23 local pref-
erence ordinance for
Sarasota said only that
any bidder or proposer
determined to be a local
business by either Man-
atee or Charlotte county
also would be deemed a
local business by Sara-
sota County. The Man-
atee ordinance, by exten-
sion, would make Har-
dee and Hillsborough
businesses "local" under
Sarasota's code.
Commissioner Nora
Patterson, learning of
Manatee's ordinance,
said that because of the


wording of Sarasota's
ordinance, its intent is
not being achieved.
Commissioner Joseph
Barbetta directed the
board to Charlotte Coun-
ty's point system regard-
ing RFPs. He said the
process is about 10 years
old and appears to be
successful.
On points
Kimberly A. Corbett,
senior division manager
for Charlotte County's
purchasing division, said
the point system assigns
15 points to businesses
that have local offices
located within the coun-
ty for three years or more,
10 points to businesses
located in the county
from one to three years,
and five points to busi-
nesses in the county
from six months to one
year. Points also are
awarded for the percent-
age of employees who
live within Charlotte.
Charlotte County does
not consider businesses
within Sarasota County
"local" businesses.
DeSoto County does


Patterson Barbetta

not have a local prefer-
ence ordinance. How-
ever, if there is a tie bid, a
county official said, then
the county commission-
ers will opt for the local
business over the nonlo-
cal business.
Because of the possi-
ble change in the code,
the financial planning
office asked commis-
sioners to waive the new
provisions in the pro-
curement code and in-
stead limit the applica-
tion of local preference
status to businesses that
are defined as local busi-
nesses by applicable
ordinance, and that are
located within Sarasota,
Manatee, Charlotte and
DeSoto counties.
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WEDNESDAY
APRIL 8, 2009


Gallery fuses food with art


ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST


Just opened is Poor Artist's
Cafe in 0 Gallery, 240 W Tampa
Ave. in the Venice Centre Mall.
Gallery owners Joel and Nancy
Oss have fused food with art.
Photographer Patrick Keigher
came up with the idea, which
has quadrupled visitors to the
gallery. A Chicagoan, he spent 40
years in California and Nevada
operating his real estate compa-
ny and opening a deli, catering
for businesspeople. A part-time
Florida resident for 20 years, he
moved permanently to Venice a
year ago, continuing his photog-
raphy In the gallery is a display
of his photographs, mounted
onto canvas.
"Diners enjoy breakfast and
lunch in the cafe located in the
former military colonel's office,"
said Keigher.
The cafe is open 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday. Call
486-1100.
Walgreen's has moved
Walgreen's shuttered its store
in Venice Village Shoppes across
from the Walmart Supercenter
last week as it opened the doors
on its latest state-of-the-art store
a short distance west across
Jacaranda Boulevard. The stand-
alone Walgreen's pharmacy at
4105 Pointe Plaza Boulevard is
next to the Center of Surgical
Excellence and Colonial Bank.
Decadent desserts
The latest cake-decorating
technology is one of the new
innovations at Publix Super-
market, Jacaranda Commons
Shopping Center, which opened
last week. Bakers can reproduce
a customer's photograph in full-
color icing within a design, such
as a Mickey Mouse face on a
cake, using special food coloring
vegetable dye on edible sugar
paper.
"It is just one of our many
decadent dessert services," said
Publix spokesperson Shannon
Patten.
Special services
Former Venice driver license
examiner Cheryl Whitham has
created two new businesses
and both are growing.
Home-based at Colonia Lane,
Nokomis, Aprons by CW has
developed from the success of
Iron This. Whitham was working
at her mom's Sunshine Express
Cleaning when a client injured
her back. She offered to do the


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ironing and soon neighbors and
friends seized the opportunity to
employ her to do this chore. With
free pickup and delivery in
Venice, Nokomis and Osprey
and turnaround in two days, the
business is growing steadily.
Then, her mom took a trip to
Key West and brought back an
attractive apron, leading to
Whitham's decision to design and
hand-make boutique aprons.
"I custom design so no two
are alike," she said. "They're pret-
ty and functional."
Her top-quality, low-cost all-
cotton boutique and bib aprons
come in two fit-all sizes, for
adults and children. Designs
include college team logos, golf
and nautical themes. Call 484-
1690.
Open Sundays
Sunday brunch is the new fea-
ture at It's All Good Food, 2045
South Tamiami Trail, across from
Noah's Ark. In response to cus-
tomer requests, owner Ginsey
Nehmer is opening the restau-
rant on Sundays. Call 497-4600.
Additional service
Introducing the Larson-Juhl
custom framing service as an
added benefit to customers are
Harvey and Chris Davis, owners
of Abbacino Galleria, 243 W
Venice Ave.
"We are happy to add this ser-
vice for our clients to provide the
same quality of framing as the
artists we represent," said
Harvey Davis. Call 485-7600.
Plumbers move
County Plumbing has moved
from 3956 South Tamiami Trail
to Corporation Way on Venice
Bypass. Call 493-2211.
Gone
Barrett's Quality Electric, one
of the larger companies in this
area involved in the construction
industry has closed and vacated
its premises at 3490-A Technology
Drive, Nokomis. Inquiries are
referred to Lakeland-based Mor-
gan Electric Co. Company presi-
dent Monty Monahan did return
telephone calls.
Hot dog success
A "Hot Dogs for Habitat"
fundraiser by Venice Area Board
of Realtors added $1,550 toward
VABR's $85,000 goal to build a
local Habitat house. Craig
Sopetto, store director of Venice
Albertson's, subsidized the food
and drinks for the event; the
Strayer Surveying and Mapping
crew cooked; and Anthony
Accardi provided the music.
Tony Moore of Gulf Side
Mortgage Services prepared the
signs and Realtors Gary Miller,
Lore Little and Rory Dubin
managed the event.

Editor's Note: Service and
product information in this col-
umn should not be taken as an
endorsement of the business.


TIM PARADISO
REAL ESTATE COLUMNIST


Have you been stimulated
yet?
As part of the govern-
ment's broad-based suite of
initiatives, some economic
recovery package funds are
funneled directly into con-
sumer hands to be spent in
the marketplace. I am here
to tell you that in some
instances the latest check
may be on its way to you.
The previous group of
checks, including mine, was
tied to filing a 2007 income
tax return, so it stands to
reason that if you have
already filed taxes for 2008,
your next stimulus check
may be en route to your
mailbox now. (The check's
in the mail.)
Recent reports from the
national and Florida eco-
nomic scene have been very


encouraging for homeown-
ers, home buyers and small
businesses, creating a gigan-
tic win-win-win situation for
each.
The Federal Reserve's
action to buy more mort-
gage-backed securities was
the direct cause of the
recent reduction of residen-
tial mortgage rates to a 52-
year low (below 5 percent).
If that isn't stimulating to
you, I don't know what is.
Most homeowners can
now modify or refinance
their existing loan at a sub-
stantial saving. Home buyers
can negotiate a new mort-
gage at unheard-of rates and
terms that make it cheaper to
buy than rent. The "rent or
buy" pendulum has finally
swung in favor of buying.
Small businesses will soon
find easier and cheaper
money available with gov-
ernment-subsidized terms
and conditions. Federal
Housing Administration and
Veterans Affairs loans are still
readily attainable for buyers
who have low down pay-
ments and less-than-stellar
credit scores.
Federal government stim-
ulation continues unabated
with the attractively modi-
fied American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009,
authorizing up to an $8,000


income tax credit for first-
time home buyers. Amazingly,
this credit can be applied to
your 2008 taxes on a 2009
home purchase, so if you have
already paid $8,000 or more
for your 2008 income tax and
you close on a house in 2009,
the IRS could send you a check
for $8,000 another home
buyer windfall. This is a big
deal.
If you need other incen-
tives to confirm these "buy
now in Venice, Fla." signals,
consider the following fac-
tors:
1. Prices are more attrac-
tive than you might believe,
in every market segment.
2. Housing inventory is
beginning to be absorbed,
reducing choices.
3. Well-priced property is
selling faster now than at any
time in the recent past.
4. Inexpensive mortgages
are readily available locally
from every lender.
5. Florida real estate
movers and shakers are
reporting optimistic selling
signs.
The situation in Venice
now has become "advantage
buyer." Make your move.

Tim Paradiso has held a
real estate license since 1964
and has been a Venice resi-
dent since 1972.


BIZ BRIEFS


Biz Briefs features notices
of business-related events
and meetings, new hires and
promotions, new businesses
and significant professional


awards, honors and achieve-
ments. Submissions should
be e-mailed to bmudge@
venicegondoliercom.
Chamber calendar
Venice Area Young Pro-
fessionals networking event,
Thursday, April 9, 5:30 p.m.,
Left Coast Seafood Company,
750 North U.S. 41 Bypass;
VAYP members and first-
timers free, all others $5.
*Wake Up!Venice, Wednes-
day, April 15, 7:45 a.m., Venice
Art Center, 390 S. Nokomis
Ave.
Business After Five, Thurs-
day, April 23, 5:30 p.m.,
Holiday House of Venice, 455
North U.S. 41 Bypass; $5
members, $10 nonmembers.
Network Lunch, Monday,
April 27, 11:45 a.m., Jaca-
randa West Country Club,
1901 Jacaranda Blvd.; RSVP
required: cmyers@venice
chamber.com.
New to TideWell
TideWell Hospice and
Palliative Care has welcomed
Aida Matic as director of
annual giving.
Before joining the Tide-
Well team, Matic was devel-
opment director of the Anna
Maria Island Community
Center for four years, where
she was responsible for the
annual giving plan and a $4.8


million capital campaign.
Matic has been a member of
the Southwest Chapter of the
Association of Fundraising
Professionals since 2004 and
sat on the board since 2006.
Originally from Germany,
Matic came to the United
States in 1997, has lived in
Florida since 2004 and
became a U.S. citizen in 2006.
Peters joins blood
centers committee
Rhonda Peters, director of
development for Sarasota-
Suncoast Communities Blood
Bank, has been appointed
to serve on a newly created
advisory committee for the
Foundation of America's
Blood Centers.
Peters joins four other
members who work for blood
banks across the United
States. The committee will
advise the foundation on its
fundraising activities, devel-
op and oversee the imple-
mentation of fund develop-
ment strategies and plan
workshop and webinars for
members of America's Blood
Centers throughout the
United States and Canada.
For more information
about Suncoast Communities
Blood Bank, visit www.scbb.
org. For more information
about FABC, visit www.
americasblood.org.


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One line, lots of waiting


PHOTO COURTESY OF BRUNO MOLLICA
Shoppers queue in anticipation of the opening of the new Publix in the Jacaranda Commons
Shopping Center Thursday.


The Yellow Submarine sandwich shop marks its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony by
the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce.




Real estate as I see it





WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2009


LET 'EM HAVE IT: WHAT COULD VENICE DO TO GET MORE PARKING DOWNTOWN? CALL 207-1111.


Try religiously parking elsewhere


No parking. Our local
post office is open 24/7
and there are hundreds of
PO. boxes used there, plus
the people use the lobby
for packages. We would
appreciate it if you would
not park in the post office
lot when you are attend-
ing Mass. Many of us can't
find a parking place when
we do business there
every day. Thank you.
Not unexpected. Peo-
ple who live near airports
should expect noise. I
worked around the avia-
tion industry for years,
and people who buy new
houses close to airports
always complain about
noise and the smell. My
advice? Buy your home
somewhere else.
Window SILL. I want to
say, enough with politics.
We do have some sun-
shine to celebrate in our
lives. I want to say thank
you, thank you, thank you
to Sarasota Institute for
Lifelong Learning for
bringing their wonderful
music series to Venice.
They're marvelous pro-
grams. So, thank you to
SILL.
History lesson. The
Sunshine Law suit actual-
ly began with the Venice
election of November
2007. When people who
are elected to positions of
trust and responsibility
abrogate their duty to all
citizens and pursue a pre-
determined agenda, the
results, as we have now
seen, are catastrophic. A
review of their actions
may serve as a litany on
how not to run a city. First,
let's hold long council ses-
sions. They forgot the old
quote, "the mind can only
absorb what the seat can
endure." Then, dismiss
those who are knowledge-
able about things, such as
the Airport Advisory
Board; and also give lip
service to planning com-
missions and basically tell
them what they have pre-
sented is of little or no
value. Then, disregard
common sense and bal-
loon a $200,000 settle-
ment into possibly more
than 10 times that
amount. And use pseudo-
nyms in blogs to give
apparent credibility to
one's decisions a class-
less act. In summary,
those elected in Novem-
ber 2007 have acted in
a totally irresponsible
manner and are not wor-
thy to hold office. Those
who supported them are
additionally responsible
for this situation and
should re-evaluate their
priorities. This unneces-
sary debacle gives cre-
dence to the initiation of a
petition to divide our city
into districts with repre-
sentation from each sec-
tor rather than having a
small geographic area
determine the future of
our entire city and ad-
joining areas.
On the rack. Jennette
Gates' comment concern-
ing city council, "Council
hears what they want to
hear from who they want
to hear," also describes the
board of Pinebrook South
Homeowners Association
- discussing issues in
private, compiling elec-
tion ballots in private and
pursuing their personal
agendas. In addition, they
do the will of their minori-
ty clique. We appear to
becoming a subsidiary of
the South Venice Yacht
Club. We now have a
kayak rack to accommo-
date 12 homeowners out
of more than 570 home-
owners.
Attention getting.
Mary Kay Ruppel, you
surely know how to write
an article to get readers'
attention. There will be


lots of feedback from the
liberal readers, which
must be your aim. I'm sur-
prised you called yourself
an idiot, though.
Shut out. My call con-


cems the Venice Archives.
I see in the Gondolier Sun
that it has a wonderful
photography exhibit on
display. Unfortunately, the
hours only allow retirees
to visit. Much of Venice's
population works and is


unable to come to the
Archives between 10 a.m.
and 4 p.m., whatever days
it's open. I don't under-
stand why the Archives
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PUBLISHER
ROBERT A. VEDDER
PHONE: (941) 207-1000
FAX: (941) 484-8460
8A
WEDNESDAY
APRIL 8, 2009


OPINION


GONDOLIER SUN EDITOR
BOB MUDGE
bmudge@venicegondolier.com


OUR VIEW



Want quality of life? Visit the trail


O n any given Saturday morning,
you are likely to find a group
of parishioners of a Sarasota
church out for a long bicycle ride
south to Venice and back again on the
Legacy Trail. This crew is among the
crowd of neighbors, friends, families
and individuals who regularly take
their feet, skates and bikes to the 10.6-
mile-long paved pathway for a little
recreation in a quiet, uncluttered
environment.
Sarasota County's Legacy Trail cel-
ebrated its one-year anniversary last
month, and its legacy may be as a
reminder of the days when local gov-
ernments could devise ways to invest
in an expensive project with no direct
benefit other than its impact on the
elusive concept of "quality of life."
Will the Legacy Trail spur the
development of bicycle shops? Will it
boost the sales of sneakers, athletic T-


shirts and dog leashes?
Probably not.
Will Midwestern and New England
bicycle clubs book a week in Sarasota
County so they can cruise up and
down the Legacy Trail?
Again, unlikely.
But the long, flat ribbon of
asphalt is another outdoor activity
that year-round residents, part-
timers and visitors can enjoy any
time, free of charge. That's known as
an amenity, something that adds to
the value of any particular place. It
maybe hard to quantify, but it's real.
It's something that makes people
feel better about where they are, be
it their home or where they're visit-
ing.
Beaches, bays and boating remain
Southwest Florida's primary draw,
but other types of parks add to the
mix, from softball fields and tennis


courts to nature trails and picnic Sarasota and the Trust for Public
tables. Land spent $11.75 million to buy the
According to John McCarthy, gen- old CSX rail line. Another $14.7 mil-
eral manager of the Sarasota County lion went into ripping up tracks,
Parks and Recreation Department, paving and adding benches, land-
the Legacy Trail is far exceeding scaping and the like.
expectations. Trail "ambassadors" Two more trestles are to be built
citizens involved with the Friends of across Dona and Roberts bays, at a
the Legacy Trail citizens group cost in the millions. Expected to be
counted more than 17,000 trail users completed in late 2010, they will pro-
in February. March figures are vide the final links to the Venetian
expected to be higher. (Usage drops Waterway Park trail system.
as visitors leave and the weather One noteworthy phenomenon is
heats up in the spring and summer.) the social interaction on the trail.
That's far from the 10,000 people People enter at different neighbor-
who pack Siesta Beach on a sunny, hoods of Venice, Laurel, Osprey and
warm March day, but it's still impres- Sarasota. Others travel from else-
sive. where, park and unpack bikes for a
If you've used the trail, you proba- ride. Most everyone who passes says,
bly agree with McCarthy, who told us, "Hello."
"This is one of the best things the It's hard to quantify the value of a
county has ever done." thousand hellos. But it's real, and
It came with a cost a big cost. makes this a better place to live.


Good news


BOB VEDDER
PUBLISHER


Our community's
economy has historically
lived on tourism and real
estate. That is not a for-
mula with enough vari-
ety to get through the
hard times.
Since the biggest eco-
nomic engine, the real
estate sector, has been in
serious recession, it has
caused business in gen-
eral to suffer throughout
our communities. If we
were more manufactur-
ing-based or had colleges
or major government
centers, we likely would
not be hurting like we
are.
The good news is that
real estate is starting to
move again as Florida is
beginning, as it was years
ago, to be a bargain place
to buy and live. Over the
last decade or so Florida
has migrated from one of
the less-expensive places
to live in the country to
about middle of the pack
but likely is now moving
back to being more af-
fordable.
Realtors are telling me
that they are much busier
than they were. It has a
lot to do with the fact the
average price of a house
sold in Sarasota County
in February 2008 was
$254,000 while this
February it was $144,000.
Also, interest rates have
dipped into the 4-plus
percent range.
February was sort of a
lull in the county, but the
state was up 20 percent
over year before. Realtors
are starting to see people
from up north venturing
down to get one of the
bargains. In fact, in some
cases (this I am not excit-
ed about) people are
coming down and buy-
ing many houses to fix up
and wait to resell at a siz-
able profit. We want per-
manent people with
greenbacks.
Sarasota has been list-
ed as one of the top seven
markets in the country
for home searches. The
Fort Myers/Cape Coral
area is in that group and
its sales have really taken
off. The engine driving
this is that people in
some cases are buying


houses at 25 percent of
their original price.
The surge is important
to get more people work-
ing. I heard a nice story
from Golda Radefeld,
who has been in the busi-
ness for a lot of years as
head of Chelsea Title
locally. She has been able
to hire back two people
she had had to layoff at
the low point. This is a big
sign of increased activity.
I have heard other stories
like that.
Anti-growth people
should not be too con-
cerned because all pro-
jections I have seen show
Sarasota County growing
slower than other neigh-
boring Gulf Coast coun-
ties. The rate is figured at
about 1 percent a year
over the next several
years. Areas like Naples
are more like 2 percent.
I was at the Venice
Area Board of Realtors
picnic supporting Habi-
tat for Humanity and the
mood is certainly a lot
more upbeat. It is a great
time to buy a house to get
a great deal, and a won-
derful time to refinance.


By's Crack: I really
don't mind paying my
taxes because it goes
to a good cause -
keeping me out of jail.


Probably the area's
biggest Easter egg hunt is
downtown, put on by
Venice MainStreet and
the Lions Club. It is this
Saturday, April 11, at 9
a.m. at the Gazebo.

The Sarasota County
Education Foundation
puts on a wonderful
event each year honoring
the most-improved high
school students. It really
is a heart-warming event.
The foundation and its
funders also give scholar-
ships to those students at
each of the high schools
- except North Port. For
several years North Port
has been the only high
school left out.
At first it was said that
they could not find fund-
ing, but funding is a weak
excuse as I am positive
there is a funding source
available. The chair of
Gulf Coast Community
Foundation of Venice is
from North Port; maybe
that is a possibility.
Last year, North Port
High decided on its own
to honor the students,
but it is just not right not
to be included in the
countywide celebration. I

Please see VEDDER, 9A


LETTERS FROM OUR READERS


Light up and let 41 traffic flow


Editor:
Dear Mr. Florida D.O.T. and whoever is responsible
for the traffic control of that stretch of U.S. 41 from
State Road 681 to Bird Bay. Now with that marvelous
six-lane thoroughfare come traffic lights designed to
control traffic entering and leaving at various points
- exactly five intersections on U.S. 41 and one at the
north end of the north bridge to the island ofVenice (I
say "island" with tongue in cheek).
It doesn't appear that much thought was given to
the 24-hour operation of at least two of those lights -
for instance, the light at the north end of the north
bridge servicing two trailer parks and a restaurant,
which should be changing upon demand and not on
a regular schedule. After a certain point in the
evening, those people have all gone beddy-bye, and
the restaurant is closed.
There's another sore spot at Roberts Road two
trailer parks and a service station being served (and
that's a four-way light).
What's the priority here? Certainly not the new six-
lane U.S. 41. The traffic light should be demand-trig-
gered, particularly late in the evening when all but the
service station would be blowing zzzzs.
I think I speak for the majority of the year-round
residents who have patiently put up with your
bungling for three years. Give us some consideration.

Jack Aland
Venice


Yard sale supports
oldest house
Editor:
On behalf of the direc-
tors and members of the
newly organized Friends
of the Lord-Higel House,
we wish to convey our
appreciation to all the
persons who contributed
their time and support to
our very successful first
fundraiser, a yard sale
held on the grounds of
the Lord-Higel House.
These proceeds will go
toward the restoration of
the oldest house in Ven-
ice to become a museum
and education center
depicting the pioneer era
of Venice and the Venice
area.


All persons interested
in supporting our mis-
sion with memberships,
contributions and dona-
tions can use our
Web site, www.lord-higel
house.com.

Jack and Judie Bauer
Founding directors
Venice
New meaning to
'Show Me State'
Editor:
You quoted Theodore
Roosevelt in your Fine
Whines column. Let's
take that further to
include acts of Congress.
Most Americans are
critical of the bailout, the
IRS, illegal immigration


invasion, etc.; however,
the Missouri Information
Analysis Center recently
distributed a document
titled "The Modem Mili-
tia Movement" to all
Missouri state troopers. It
negatively characterized
those in our country who
believe in the Second
Amendment, the 10th
Amendment and third-
party candidates and
actually named Bob Barr
and Chuck Baldwin,
presidential candidate
Congressman Ron Paul
and Campaign for Lib-
erty.
So if you have any
bumper stickers or signs
on your car while driving
through Missouri, you
won't know if you're
being stopped by a state
trooper for questioning
or speeding. They didn't
call it profiling but I
do.
A warning is included
in this document that
potential violence by
militias or individuals
may occur from those
who argue that the feder-
al government is not fol-
lowing the Constitution.
We wouldn't be in this
economic mess if it had
followed the Constitu-
tion. The warning list
goes on to include Amer-
ican citizens who are
anti-abortion, anti-tax,
anti-illegal immigration,
anti-world government,
anti-NAU, anti-United
Nations, anti-Federal Re-
serve, etc.
After reading the en-
tire document, I wonder
where is my freedom of
speech guaranteed by
the First Amendment.


I'm scared. This docu-
ment is from an Ameri-
can government agency,
not a Soviet government
agency. Missouri state
troopers should be given
a copy of the Consti-
tution as soon as possible
and make it mandatory
reading, followed by a
test.

Kathy Bolam
Venice
Call while
you still can
Editor:
First the brokerages,
then banks, now the
phone companies?
The brazen attempt by
phone companies oper-
ating in Florida to fleece
landline customers is
breathtaking for the
greed and disregard for
consumers it exposes.
Move over Lehman
Brothers, Merrill Lynch
and Citi Bank and make
room for Verizon and
AT&T.
But wait, the telecom
industry has gone further
than the banking and
brokerage industries. Tel-
ecom has obtained sup-
port from a group funded
by the pharmaceutical
industry called "60 Plus,"
and you guessed it: This
alleged consumer group
is in favor of higher land-
line rates. Imagine, a
consumer group that
says "Take our money,
please!"
Just so there is no con-
fusion, AARP Florida,
with 3 million members,
is totally opposed to the

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VEDDER from Page8A

know Michaels on East
can only hold so many
people, but there is a way
to get this done. I hope
someone makes this
right.

Today's Ism: A crisis is
when you can't say, "Let's
just forget the whole
thing."

I received a suggestion
for the name change for
MCC. Ron Grant sent in
"North Port State Col-
lege," since MCC's south
campus officially is in
North Port (although
called the Venice cam-
pus).
Not a bad idea, since it
is the second-biggest city
geographically in the
state and the largest by
population in Sarasota
County. I think Ron may
have meant this a little
tongue in cheek, though.

It's possible Venice


LETTERS from Page 8A

phone company plan to
price-gouge their landline
customers.
The phone companies
want to be free to raise
their landline rates by up
to 20 percent a year, free of
any regulatory review of
their rate increases for
landlines, and free from
service quality standards
that the state now en-
forces for landlines.
AARP says there are mil-
lions of older Floridians
who still want our landline
connections, who can't
absorb 20 percent annual
increases in our bills and
who don't want the quality
of our connections to dete-
riorate.
The phone companies
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could make the record
books.
The Brechner Center
for Freedom of Infor-
mation has kept track of
the awards in Sunshine
violation lawsuits. The
cost to Venice in the cur-
rent Sunshine lawsuit in
Venice could be more
than has been reported
by all municipalities
combined since the
Brechner Center started
keeping records in 1981.
In those 28 years
the total of all attorneys'
fees and court costs
reported to the center
is $815,569.02. The larg-
est single award was
$100,000, paid to the St.
Pete Times by the city of
St. Petersburg.
Someone once said
any publicity is good
publicity, but I'm not
sure that is the case this
time.

A nonprofit organiza-
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President
Siesta Key


Things are looking
up downtown
Editor:
As the snowbirds begin
their return north, I would
like to thank those who
participated in our Down-
towners program over the
past season.
Sponsored by Venice
MainStreet Inc., the
Downtowners are ambas-
sadors for Venice who dis-


munity Center paid well
more than $5,000 just to
use it.
The people managing
the center are great but
the rates have escalated
too much. It isn't as
much the space cost as
the extras, like chairs and
tables. A couple of years
ago this event cost just
more than $2,000.

It is great to see that
Venice High School re-
ceived second place in
the Academic Olympics
held recently. Honors
school Pine View took
first.
****** *
Bumper sticker: Mean
people breed mean little
people. (This was on a
car at the high school,
probably owned by a
teacher that has lots of
experience.)


Robert A. Vedder
writes a weekly column
in this paper.


tribute maps and coupons
and answer tourists' ques-
tions about local business-
es. You can find a Down-
towner almost daily on
our busy sidewalks.
Speaking of busy, our
downtown seems to be
holding its own in a slow
economy. Signs of vitality
are everywhere. New busi-
nesses seem to be appear-
ing weekly. Check Miami
Avenue a new day spa
will be opening soon and
Cafe Mangiafico will be
moving to larger quarters.
The present quarters al-
ready have a new renter.
These success stories
reflect the support of car-
ing citizens and the many
visitors who love Venice.

Susie Zavodnyik
Venice


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.94ct. oval pink sapphire w/ 1/3ct.TW diamonds, white gold.................................... 2329 ......$1159
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2.96ct. oval GEM emerald w/1.Oct. TW diamonds yellow gold.......................$7809 ......$3899
1.63ct. oval GEM sapphire w/1.36ct. TW diamonds, white gold.......................$....$9049 ......$4675
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2.16ct. TW pave' circles, w hite gold...................................... ............................. $1869 .........$929
2.0ct.TW round & baguettes white gold.................... .................. ....$........ 2975 .........$999
2.O ct. TW "S" link, yellow gold............................................ ................................ $ 1999 ......... $ 9 99
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2.75ct.TW 1/2 bezels yellow gold....................................................... ......... ...$4939......$2469
4.75ct.TW invisibly set princess cut & baguettes yellow & white gold .................$6499......$3249
.51ct. TW Choppard style sliding diamonds, 18K yellow gold............................ $2639......$1299
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Ladies 14K & stainless Date, jubilee bracelet, 1982 model.................... .. ........$6450 ......$2250
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.40ct. TW invisibly set princess cut hearts, yellow gold......... ............... ............. $689 .........$339
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1.83ct. TW round studs ..........................................................................................$12,599......$ 59 9 9
3.04ct. TW round studs..................................................................... .....................$16,000. .$ 1 0 ,5 0 0
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3.31ct.TW diamond bangle bracelet, circa 1920's............................... ............ $7800......$3900
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10A SPORTS
WEDNESDAY
APRIL 8, 2009 S O T


CONTACT US
PERRY D. PENTZ
SPORTS EDITOR
(941) 207-1107
ppentz@venicegondolier.com


MR. SHEEPSHEAD
COLUMNIST


Trouts and reds

in Lemon Bay

It's tough fishing, but well
worth it. It's called wading.
Andy Schoener of South
Venice and NY Richard of
North Port have been catch-
ing trout and reds. I'm not
talking about rat reds or
undersized trout. The other
day Schoener caught a 25-
inch trout. He posted it on
the www.capmel.com forum.
He only uses artificials
and Richard uses live shrimp
most of the time. Needless to
say, I'm not going to reveal
where they fish in Lemon Bay
and other parts of the intra-
coastal.
The two also catch keeper
and oversized reds on a regu-
lar basis. They work hard to
catch these lunkers, which
only proves that nothing is
easy. They also catch an
occasional snook.
I'm curious how this cold
front is going to affect our
local fishing. I suspect it will
be slow for a day or two and
then by Friday or Saturday it
will pick back up.
Getting back to capmel.
com. It's a wonderful Web
site loaded with helpful
information and it is free.
Mel has a fishing show on FL
970 AM every Saturday from
6 to 9 a.m. It's a strong station
that comes in loud and clear
in our area.
Well, fellow Sheepshead-
ites, the time has come to
say goodbye until next
Wednesday.

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


SPORTS BRIEFS
The Oaks Club $25,000
USTA Challenger
begins April 12
The Oaks Club $25,000
USTA Challenger presented
by Bella Luna Services begins
on Sunday, April 12 with the
qualifying draw.
The main draw starts April
14 and continues through
April 19 with 32 singles match-
es and 16 doubles matches.
This is the first USTA Pro
Circuit event ever held at The
Oaks Club in Osprey and is
the third of seven consecutive
women's clay court events
that lead into the French
Open.
Former top 40 player
Shenay Perry of Coral Springs
and American teenager
Kimberly Couts of Bradenton
highlight the field.
Perry, 24, who was ranked
No. 43 in 2006 and reached
the third round of the French
Open and fourth round at
Wimbledon, is coming back
from knee surgery that side-
lined her. She is currently
ranked No. 229.
Couts, 19, who is ranked
No. 272, is a former Easter
Bowl champion and USTA
Girls' 16s No. 1. This year she
has advanced to the semifi-
nals of the $25,000 Laguna
Nigel, Calif. as well as qualify-
ing for the $50,000 tourna-
ment in Clearwater.
For more information,
visit the Web site at www.the
oaksclub.com/ustaproevent
or procircuit.com.
Rally for the Cure golf
tournament on April 22
The Lake Venice Golf Club
will be hosting the Rally for
Please see BRIEFS, 11A


Sarasota Seminoles show growth in loss


BY PERRY D. PENTZ
SPORTS EDITOR


The Sarasota Seminoles, one of the new
minor league football teams in the
Southern States Football League, got a
chance to see how the season was pro-
gressing by playing the St. Petersburg
Sharks on Saturday night at Letson
Stadium in Venice.
On March 7, the Seminoles, composed
of players from Venice, North Port and
Sarasota, lost to the Sharks, 42-0.
But the Seminoles are a different team
now.
"We've grown tremendously," said
Sarasota coach Harry Reif. "Our offense
really didn't click good tonight. You know
with these guys sometimes it does and
sometimes it doesn't. You don't get much
practice time with them.
Former Venice High player and current
Seminole linebacker Sal Mineo echoed
those thoughts.
"We have grown quite a bit," Mineo
said. 'At first we were like the little giants
but everybody is stepping up and working
hard."
The Sharks scored all of their points in
the first half including 20 points in the sec-
ond quarter to rally them to a 26-7 win over
the Seminoles.
The first half cost Sarasota.
The Sharks (4-4) scored first on a 44-
yard reverse by Jeremy Lomack with 12:04
left in the first quarter. The Sharks, who
don't have a kicker, missed the two-point
conversion.
The Seminoles, who had seven
turnovers, including five interceptions,
fumbled on its carry but the defense held
the Sharks out of the end zone.
Sarasota (3-6 overall, 2-6 SSFL) then
drove down the field for its only points on
the strength of Martae Taylor, a North Port


SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL
Sarasota Seminoles defensive back Adrian
Platt, a former Venice High player, nearly inter-
cepts a pass as St. Petersburg Sharks wide
receiver Mike Butler reaches for the ball in
their Southern States Football League game
on Saturday at Letson Stadium in Venice. The
Sharks won, 26-7.

High graduate.
Taylor was a bright spot for the
Seminoles' offense by finishing with 101
yards on 21 carries.
"Martae always looks good," Reif said.
"He is a small college running back. We are
trying to make a highlight film for him and
get him in a small college some place. He is
a horse. That guy he ran over down (at the
goal line) was unbelievable."
On the scoring drive, Taylor had six car-
ries for 34 yards. He covered the final 17
yards on a burst up the middle and run-
ning over a tackler at the 2-yard line for the
TD with 4:50 left. James Priddy, a North
Port High graduate, kicked the PAT to give
Sarasota a 7-6 lead.
In the second quarter, the Sharks scored
on two straight possessions on offense and


one from their defense.
Quarterback Joshua McKinnon, who
went 10-of-26 for 172 yards, used his pow-
erful arm to connect with Mike Butler on a
15-yard scoring strike with 14:01 left in the
second quarter to give the Sharks the lead
for good.
The Sharks then drove 77 yards on
seven carries to pad their lead as
McKinnon hit a wide open Butler for a 32-
yard TD pass with 4:04 left. A two-point
pass conversion gave St. Petersburg a 20-7
lead.
Sarasota quarterback Aaron Tate, a
Venice High graduate, was constantly
being harassed by the Sharks defense, who
stepped in front of a pass for an intercep-
tion and returned it 70 yards for the final
TD with 1:04 left in the first half.
"I was getting wally wopped every play,"
Tate said.
The Seminoles made a defensive switch
at halftime and limited the Sharks to 99
total yards and no points.
"We dropped the safety back," Reif said.
"We changed our defense because every-
thing they were doing was going 40 yards
down the field. We lost a lot of containment
which hurt us but having that other guy in
there made him at least throw over us."
"We have progressed as a team," said
Sarasota's Norvell Robinson, a Riverview
High graduate. "We play team ball. We let
them score 26 in the first half and came
together in the second half and we showed
them we were able to contain them."
In the third quarter, the Seminoles
drove down to the Sharks' 3-yard line but
one fourth-and-goal, Tate's pass was inter-
cepted in the end zone.
Sarasota also reached the 9-yard line
but a fumble ended the scoring attempt.
In the fourth quarter, Sarasota's Matt

Please see SEMINOLES, 11A


After Monday's win, Venice falls to Cougars


BY PERRY D. PENTZ
SPORTS EDITOR


The roller coaster play of the
Venice High baseball team
continued in the first two days
of the 24th annual Sarasota
Baseball Classic on Monday
and Tuesday in Sarasota.
On Monday, Venice junior
Joe lorio pitched a two-hitter as
the Indians knocked off one of
the best teams in the state,
Orlando Bishop Moore, 5-1, at
the Ed Smith Complex.
The Indians followed the
win up by imploding against
Cardinal Mooney as the Cougars
scored seven runs in the fifth
inning en route to a 10-3 victory
in the quarterfinals at Sarasota
High's Ronald K. Drews Field.
"We battled for a long time
but fell apart," Venice coach
Craig Faulkner said. "We just
can't bounce back from that
when you play a good team.
Cardinal Mooney is a good
club. We wanted to win the
tournament. It will be interest-
ing to see what we come back
with tomorrow."
Venice (7-12) plays River-
view at 1 p.m. Wednesday in
the consolation bracket at
Ronald K. Drews Field.
Cardinal Mooney 10,
Venice 3
Venice trailed 3-0 as
Cardinal Mooney (18-3) scored
three runs in the third inning.
The Indians tied it with two
runs in the fourth inning on an
RBI double by James Browning
off Cardinal Mooney right-han-
der Tommy Goodman and RBI
single by Mike Geers, who went
3-for-3 at the plate.
Venice tied the score in the
top of the fifth as Rex Ingerich,
who walked, stole second and
advanced to third on an error,
scored on a balk.
The Indians then reverted to
their old habits of walks, errors
and hit batter in the bottom of


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SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL
Venice second baseman Matt Donnellan prepares to tag Cardinal Mooney's Ryan Christie, who is attempting
to steal. Christie was called out on the play.


the fifth inning.
The Cougars sent 11 batters
to the plate. A walk started the
inning then an error on a
potential double play ball got it
rolling for Mooney. Ryan
Hueler, who went 3-for-4 with
three RBI, knocked in a run
with a single. An errant throw
by the catcher trying to get
Hueler stealing second base
cost one run. Two walks loaded
the bases. A two-run single by
Ryan Christie gave Mooney a 7-
3 lead. A hit batter loaded the
bases again as Goodman's sin-
gle brought in two more runs. A
sacrifice fly ended the scoring
for the Cougars.
"We are struggling to make
the plays we need to make,"
Faulkner said. "They are not
routine all the time but they are
plays that good high school
teams make. We had an oppor-
tunity when they scored all the
runs to turn a double play. That
is the play you have to make.
They are too good of hitters to
give them extra outs. We need
to be more consistent."
For Venice, Matt Tellor went
2-for-2.
Venice 5, Bishop Moore 1
Iorio was masterful using his


Points: Bob Banz, Ed
Flormann, Dick Crowell +24;
Dick Dore, Joe Rueger, Bill
Mangrue +17; Don Hawk, Jack
Wilding, Jim Delwiette +16.
Feb. 16
Men's Day Ind. Low Net: Dick
Marker, Bob Hale 66 (tied); Joe
Vukovich, Bob White, Peter

Please see GOLF, 11A


change-up in keeping the
Hornets off-balance as the
Indians took advantage of slop-
py play to score five unearned
runs in the fourth inning.
Iorio (2-1) allowed singles in
the third and fourth innings
and finished with seven strike-
outs and two walks.
"Today it was my change-
up," Iorio said. "All year I
haven't been using my change-
up much. Lately I've been
working on it. Today I threw a
lot of change-ups for strikes
that they were popping up or
out in front."
"Joe pitched real well,"
Faulkner said. "Only his second
time starting. He was really
strong with his off-speed pitch-
es. It was nice. He commanded
his change-up and kept them
off balance."
The Hornets (15-3) scored
their only unearned run on an
errant throw by the catcher for
a 1-0 lead in the third inning.
"I was a little nervous
(about their record) but when
I get on the mound I'm all
business," Iorio said. "I don't
let it get to me."
Venice had trouble hitting
Bishop Moore left-hander
Jimmy Hodgskins especially


the first time through the line-
up as the junior struck out
eight of the first nine hitters
including seven straight.
Hodgskins (5-1) finished
with 13 strikeouts and one
walk.
The Indians broke through
in the fourth inning as fresh-
man Rex Ingerich led off with
a double down the left-field
line.
Iorio laid down a bunt for a
hit as the fielder though
Ingerich was going to third
base but he didn't. Browning
bunted back to Hodgskins on
the mound. His throw was high
to first for an error to load the
bases. After a strikeout, Brent
Krauss' grounder went under
the second baseman's glove
scoring Ingerich and lorio.
Geers followed with a RBI
single into right field to score
Browning. Atamanchuk gave
Venice a 5-1 lead with a double
over the left fielder's head to
score Krauss and Geers.
"He (Faulkner) told us to
shorten up," Iorio said. "Go
up there with a two-strike
approach and be short to the
ball just put it in play and get

Please see FALLS, 11 A


SPORTS CALENDAR


COMING UP Wednesday

W i BASE Venice vs.
o. Riverview in Sarasota
I X Baseball Classic (At Ed
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Thursday


BASE -Venice in
Sarasota Baseball
Classic, 4 p.m.


Friday

SOFT Venice vs.
Harmony in Sebastian
RiverTournament, 5 p.m.
SOFT Venice vs.
University in Sebastian
RiverTournament, 9 p.m.


Saturday
BWL -Venice in Class
2A-Section 7 Qualifier (At
Venice High), 10:30 a.m.
SOFT -Venice in
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Tournament, TBA
FB Sarasota Seminoles
atTri City Piranhas in
Largo, 7:05 p.m.


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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2009


Scullers place second at OARS Regatta


FROM SARASOTA
SCULLERS


The Sarasota Scullers cap-
tured second place at the
OARS (Orlando Area Rowing
Society) regatta in Orlando.
The regatta is considered to
be one of the southeast's most
prestigious rowing events.
On March 14, the Sarasota
Scullers took 11 medals total
including three gold, three sil-
ver and five bronze at the


1,500-meter sprint race held at
Turkey Lake in Orlando.
The second-place finish
rounds out the Scullers most
successful racing year. The
Sarasota Scullers took first
place at the Head of the
Indian Creek Regatta in
October, third place at Head
of the Hooch in November,
first place at Sunrise Sprints in
February and top five at
Miami International earlier
this month.


The team will compete at
the FSRA State Champion-
ship Regatta at the Nathan
Benderson Park in Sarasota
on April 25 and 26.
Gold medals: WF4+ Katie
Allen, Lauren Litchet, Dale
Main, Lauren Pagano, Devin
Norder (coxswain); W4X A -
Kelliann Koehler, Abby Siergik,
Eden Veldkamp, Mary Beth
Bilder; W2X Shannon Sims,
Gabby Ors.
Silver medals: W4X B -


Felicia Galland, Ashleigh
Tucker, Ciara Long, Audra
Deehr; WLtwt 8+ Cristin
Pacifico, Colleen Wohlrab,
Katie Allen, Tori Hetman, Tory
Graham, Julienne Koehler,
Shawna Sims, Becca L'Hote,
Lily Ponitz (coxswain);
WLtwt4+ Cristin Pacifico,
Colleen Wohlrab, Julienne
Koehler, Becca L'Hote, Lily
Ponitz (coxswain).
Bronze medals: WIX Abby
Siergik; MIX Joe Sutherland;


M4X Joe Sutherland, Kyle
Norder, Ryan Houser, Chris
Lampkin; WF8+ Shawna
Sims, Lauren Pagano, Lauren
Litchet, Dale Main, Tory
Graham, Sarah Moore, Taylor
Rodgers, Erica Noga, Devin
Norder (coxswain); MLtwt4+ -
Chris Lampkin, Jamie Guy,
Anthony Via, Joe Mihm, Devin
Norder (coxswain); WV4+ -
Shannon Sims, Gabby Ors,
Ashleigh Tucker, Ciara Long,
Lily Ponitz (coxswain).


FALLSfrom Page 10A


our bunts down and see what
happens and it worked."


April 6
Venice 5, Bishop Moore 1
Venice AB R
Ingerich cf 3 1
lorio p 2 1
Bruni pr 0 0
Browning dh 3 1
Donnellan 2b 0 0
Teller lb 3 0
R. Krauss lb 0 0
B. Krauss 3b 3 1
Geers rf 3 1
Atamanchukss 3 0
Hill If 2 0
Stiver c 3 0
Totals 25 5


Bishop Moore
Vergason ss
Caronia 2b
Mannara lb
Sipp If
Halili cf
Wytiaz 3b
Trent dh
Hodgskins p
Malatesta c
Garcia rf
Totals


21 1 2 0


BRIEFS from Page 10A

the Cure golf tourna-
ment on Wednesday,
April 22.
The tournament is
open to all women
regardless of club affilia-
tion or handicap.
The 18-hole shotgun
scramble will begin at 8
a.m. with registration at 7
a.m.
Cost is $20.
For club members,
cart fee is $10 while non-
members is $20 for cart
and green fee.
Each participant is
entitled to a one-year
subscription to a maga-
zine of choice, a Rally for
the Cure pink ribbon golf
club pin, breast cancer
awareness material, Rally
for the Cure cards from
Hallmark and a Rally for
the Cure thermal lunch
tote.
A closest to the pin


GOLF from Page 10A
Hayes 68 (tied), John Kieck
69, Rudy Kludt 70, Charlie
Lamb, John Dermastja, Tom
Myhr, Rich Sadlon, Hager
Blair, Gene Heissenbutter 72
(tied).


Venice 000 500 0 5 4 2
Bishop Moore 001 000 0 1 2 4
2B Ingerich (V), Atamanchuk (V). SB -
Atamanchuk, Vergason 2. S Wytiaz.


Venice
lorio (W, 2-1) 7
Bishop Moore
Hodgskins (L, 5-1) 6
Oliva 1
PB Malatesta.


H R ER BB SO
2 1 0 2 7

4 5 0 1 13
0 0 0 0 1


April 7
Cardinal Mooney 10, Venice 3
Venice AB I
Ingerich cf 2
Bruni ph 1 (
lorio ss-2b 4 (
Tellor lb 2 1
R. Krauss ph 0 (
Browning dh 3
Donnellan 2b 1 (
Krauss p-3b 2 (
Geers rf 3 (
Atamanchuk ss-p 2 (
Hill If 2 (
Boyle ph 1 (
Stiver c 2 (
Skogen ph 1 (
Totals 26 :


competition will be held
on No. 4 as well as other
special events, mulligans
and raffle.
A buffet will be served
after the event.
Deadline for entry is
April 19.
For more information,
call Del Wilson at 485-
1332 or Pat Campbell at
483-4669.


Cardinal Mooney
Conforti cf
Goodman p
Heller ss
Zalud c
Stokes pr
Hueler lb
Von Vranken dh
Perrin If
Phillips 3b
Duncan ph
Chartrand 2b
Ahlquist ph
Christie rf
Totals


Venice 000 210 0 3 6 2
Cardinal Mooney 003 070 x 10 10 2
2B Geers (V), Browning (V), Conforti 2 (CM).
SB Ingerich, Atamanchuk 2, Conforti, Hueler. CS -
Christie. S- B. Krauss. SF Heller.
IP H R ER BB SO
Venice
B. Krauss 4 7 4 3 4 2
Atamanchuk (L, 3-4) 0.1 2 5 5 2 0
Speth 0.2 1 1 1 1 0
Hanks 1 0 0 0 1 2
Cardinal Mooney
Goodman (W, 4-0) 7 6 3 2 3 12
WP Krauss, Atamanchuk. PB Stiver. Balk -
Goodman. HBP -Tellor *(by Goodman), Conforti (by
Speth).


Venice Vikings
registration April 25
The Venice Vikings
football and cheer will
hold registration for the
2009 season from 9
a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday,
April 25 at the Venice
Vikings field at the
Wellfield Complex.
Returning players
and cheerleaders can


register from 9 a.m.-1
p.m. and all others from
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Required forms are
available for download
online at the Web site
www.leaguelineup.com/
venicevikings.
Any questions, call
Donna Hewitt at 915-
3341 or Kim Kot at 266-
5339.


SEMINOLESfrom Page 10A

Britton and Sal Mineo, both Venice High graduates,
had a fumble recovery and interception but couldn't
manage any points.
"It's a first-year team and there are a lot of growing
pains," Reif said. "They got heart. They are a little hurt
and beat up from playing but they are still here. That
is what this is all about."
Other former Venice High football players on the
Seminoles include Josh Hoffman and Adrian Platt.

Sharks 6 20 0 0 26
Seminoles 7 0 0 0 7

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Sharks Seminoles
10 First Downs 120
24-144 Rushes-Yards 34-133
172 Passing Yards 46
10-26-1 Comp-Att-lnt. 3-14-5
0-0 Punts-Avg. 1-22.0
1-1 Fumbles-Lost 4-2
10-102 Penalties-Yards 5-35
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING Sharks, Hassan Lang 9-37, Joshua McKinnon 8-33,
Jeremy Lomack 1-44, Christopher Clark 2-24, Martez Drayton 3-5, Mike
Butler 1-1; Seminoles, Martae Taylor, 21-101, Aaron Tate 10-25, Adrian
Platt 1-5,Tyrpien 1-2.
PASSING Sharks, Joshua McKinnon 10-26-1-172; Seminoles,
Aaron Tate 3-13-5-46, Adrian Platt 0-1-0-0-0.
RECEIVING Sharks, Mike Butler 3-74, Jarvis Evers 3-26, Jerome
Moten 1-22, Marcus Floyd 1-20, Eric Laskett 1-18,Tommy Works 1-10;
Seminoles, Dwight Gordon 2-29, Adrian Platt 1-17.


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Doris C. Heusel
Doris C. Heusel,
M.Ed., B.S.N., RN, passed
away on Saturday, April
4, 2009, in Pembroke
Pines, Fla.
She was born in New
York on March 30, 1916.
Miss Heusel spent ap-
proximately 34 years in
the field of psychiatry.
She was a graduate of the
McLean Hospital School
of Nursing, and had a
B.S.N from Boston Col-
lege and a M.Ed. from
Northeastern University.
She retired as director of
nursing education for
Medfield State Hospital
in Medfield, Mass. She
was an excellent teacher
and lecturer and was
honored several times
when asked by her stu-


POLICE BEAT
Venice Police
Department arrests
PamelaYelverton, 50,
900 block Groveland Ave.,
Venice. Charge: petit
theft. Bond: $120.
Daniel Joseph Deb-
erard, 48, 500 block
Crocus Road, Venice.
Charge: possession of
a controlled substance
(xanax). Bond: $1,000.
Arash Justin Young,
20, 600 block Bayshore
Road, Nokomis. Charges:
possession of a con-
trolled substance (xan-
ax), possession of a drug
without a valid prescrip-
tion, DUI, no motor vehi-
cle registration. Bond:


dents to
give their
c o m -
mence-
menp t
address.
She was
a true
believer
Heusel in "peo-
ple help-
ing people," and that is
what she did in her work
and in her life. She made
a positive impact on
many people's lives.
She was an excellent
swimmer, loved bowling,
played bingo, enjoyed
fishing and was an avid
reader. After she retired
to Venice, she tried golf-
ing, found a passion for
the game and became
one of the founders of


$1,740.
Jason Michael Anger,
32, 500 block Beatrice St.,
Venice. Charge: domestic
battery. Bond: none.
Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office
arrests
Joseph Kevin Magrini,
27, 100 block Coral Road,
Venice. Charge: violation
of probation (sale, manu-
facture or deliver drugs).
Bond: $1,000.
Andrew James Meyer,
28, 2200 block Woodmere
Road, Venice. Charge: vio-
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the Venice East Golf
Association. She even
had a hole in one.
She is survived by her
sister, Barbara Western;
and her niece, Pam
"Chickie" Slauter, both
living in Florida.
Services: A funeral ser-
vice will be held at 1 p.m.
on Thursday, April 9, at
Farley Funeral Home,
Venice Chapel. Burial will
follow at Venice Memorial
Gardens. To send condo-
lences, visit www.farley
funeralhome.com.
Contributions: In lieu of
flowers, make a donation
to your favorite charity in
Doris's name.
Marion W. L.
Zejmowicz
Marion W. Lister


or conveyance after warn-
ing). Bond: $2,000.
Shawn Patrick
Rooney, 21, 1400 block
Lemon Bay Drive, Venice.
Charge: violation of pro-
bation (criminal mischief
more than $1,000). Bond:
$2,500.
John Robert Ranagan,
35, 600 block Briarwood
Road, Venice. Charge:
domestic battery. Bond:
$2,500.


Zejmowicz, 92, of Venice,
Fla., passed away on
Thursday, April 2, 2009.
She was born in 1917,
the daughter of Frank D.
and Mathilda Keller
Lister. Paul Zejmowicz,
her dearly beloved hus-
band of more than 60
years, preceded her
death in 2008.
Marion was a gradu-
ate of Frances Shimer
Junior College in Mount
Carroll, Ill. Upon gradua-
tion, she was a public
school teacher for six
years. She then had a
long and rewarding ca-
reer for 27 years at John
Deere's headquarters in
Moline, Ill. At this job she
was the first woman to
hold a draftsman posi-
tion and later was pro-


Emiliano Morales, 56,
1000 block Elaine St.,
Venice. Charge: aggravat-
ed assault with intent to
commit a felony. Bond:
$5,000.
Michael Raymond,
35, 300 block Peppertree
Road, Venice. Charge:
contempt (nonpayment
of child support). Bond:
$15,070.
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division.
She and Paul also
developed land. They
planted numerous trees
and built homes of fine
craftsmanship, which
are memorialized in the
beautiful Blue Spruce
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serving as a member and
director of the Venice
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She was a member of
Grace United Methodist
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Lane, Venice. Charge:
DUI. Bond: $500.
Rebecca Decker, 33,
700 block Ponderosa
Road, Venice. Charge:
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Passover celebration

BY AUDREY BLACKWELL
STAFF WRITER


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PHOTOS COURTESY OF
CHABAD JEWISH CENTER


There is an air of excitement in the Jewish community.
Its members have been busy cleaning and baking, preparing for the annual
eight-day Passover celebration that begins at sundown on this day, April 8, and
lasts until April 16.
The cleaning has to do with ridding the house of "chametz," or anything
made of leavened bread or that would have come in contact with it. Baking
is a main event that has to do with baking matzah unleavened bread.
Making the matzah is a long-held tradition that emulates the process
the Israelites followed when leaving Egypt. Once they were freed, there
was no time to bake bread in an oven for the journey, so they put the
matzah on their shoulders and it baked in the sun as they walked,
said Rabbi Sholom Schmerling, director of the Chabad Jewish
Center.
"The matzah has to be baked in 18 minutes, because after that
time it starts to rise and is considered leavened bread. It is not
right for Passover," he said.
Passover Seder
Passover (Pesah) celebrates the freeing of the Israelites
from bondage in Egypt. In honor of their exodus, led by
Moses, Passover dinners (Seders) are being held at both
Jewish centers in Venice Jewish Center ofVenice and
Chabad Jewish Center ofVenice & North Port and also in
individual homes.
The Passover is the "festival of our liberation,"
Schmerling said. "Every year, we are obligated to cele-
brate the exodus of Egypt, which is the 15th of Nissan
(Jewish calendar) and translates to April
8 this year. It goes from the exodus to
the splitting of the sea."
He added that Passover is a time
to celebrate the birth of the
nation of the Jewish people.
According to Rabbi Ann t5
White, director of the Jewish *
Center, the Passover meal
serves to tell the story
of the exodus by
following the
Haggadah,
which sets


Passover tambourines


BY AUDREY BLACKWELL
STAFF WRITER


About 20 members of the Women's Circle at the Chabad Jewish
Center made Tambourines of Rebellion a couple of weeks before
Passover.
The invitation to join the event said that decorating a
tambourine would help women to experience Passover
through the eyes of Miriam, the sister of Moses.
Rivka Schmerling, wife of Rabbi Sholom
Schmerling, said that ancient Jewish women car- Ta
ried the tambourines to celebrate the miracle of Re
the liberation of the Jewish people from the at
slavery of Egypt. Ce
"The men were deep in the labor of being me
enslaved, but the women were able to keep the W(
faith strong," Rivka Schmerling said. She added,
"Miriam was a leader of women, and it was women
who kept the faith strong and encouraged the families


the order of the Seder.
'At the meal, we read from a Haggadah, which means 'telling,'"
White said. She quoted a portion of the Haggadah: "You shall tell
your children on that day saying it is because of what the Lord
did for me when I went free out of Egypt. For the Lord
redeemed not only our ancestors; He redeemed us with
them."
The rituals, including the "telling" and the process of
the feast, are a modern-day application of the message.
"We are commanded to remember the past, in order
to understand the present and anticipate the future,"
said White. "It teaches us that no matter how dire the
situation, we must never lose hope. We are all slaves to
something, and the escape from slavery from Egypt
symbolizes our freedom from our own tight places or
narrow straits."
Schmerling said that on Passover, "we celebrate the
miracle of freedom from slavery. Every year that energy
of freedom occurs on the same date, and we tap into
that energy."
He gave the example that eating matzah "is not just
that 4,000 years ago our forefathers ate it, but we are
tapping into the same energy of freedom that God gives
us every year.
"We are experiencing our own personal Egypt. We're
Senslaved in our personal problems or habits. So when we
are celebrating Passover rituals (wine, matzah), we are
freeing ourselves from our personal enslavement," he said.
Please see PASSOVER, 2B

and husbands."
SWhy did the women carry tambourines into the desert, with all
that they had to pack and take on their hurried journey out of
captivity? They could not even take time to bake bread; they
could only let the unleavened matzah bake in the sun for
18 minutes on their shoulders during their escape.
"They were prepared," Schmerling said. "They
Brought the tambourines along in anticipation of a
great miracle that would happen. That is my mes-

families strong. They have to tap into their inner
strength."
She said the women were not worried about
the matzah baking in the desert. They trusted God
and knew he would take care of them. But they
/ wanted to have something to thank him with, so
they took the tambourines as part of their luggage.
The rebellion was against the depression of
slavery.
r"The tambourine was a symbol of the
SUN PHOTO BY faith they had kept."
AUDREY BLACKWELL a i ol
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Venice man survived B-17 crash, German POW camp during WWII


AIIJOkE 1
It was supposed to be
a "milk run." The crew of
"Angel in Di-Skies," a B-
17 flying as part of the 8th
Air Force out of Fram-
lington, England, during
World War II, had been
sent on a low-level mis-
sion to knock out a rail-
road bridge near Jussy,
France.
Former Staff Sgt. Leon
Peragallo of Venice, a
ball turret gunner in the
belly of the four-engine
bomber, remembers the
Aug. 2, 1944, mission. It


was the crew's 16th com-
bat flight over German-
occupied Europe.
'As we approached
the target, one engine
went out. We took a hit
from flak and another
engine went out," the 84-
year-old local man
recalled. "We dropped
our bombs and made a
direct hit on the bridge."
Problem was, their
bomber was losing alti-
tude fast, even though
the 10-man crew jetti-
soned everything to
lighten the plane. Lt. Clay
Perry, flying the doomed
B-17, had no alternative
but to ditch it in the sea.
"At that point I
remember thinking; 'this
is it, the end for me.'
We hit the water and
were immediately up to
our armpits in water,"
Peragallo said.
The crew scrambled


SUN PHOTO BY DON MOORE
Leon Peragallo of Venice looks at a story he wrote about
his adventures as a ball turret gunner on a B-17 "Flying
Fortress" in World War II.


COMMENDATIONS
Staff Sgt. Leon
Peragallo was a ball
turret gunner aboard a
B-17 bomber and a
member of the 568th
Bomb Squadron in the
390th Bomb Group,
8th Air Force, stationed
in Framlington,
England, during World
War II. He was award-
ed the Purple Heart,
Prisoner of War Medal
and three Air Medals.


into two life rafts and
spent the next 24 hours
bobbing around in the
North Sea before a cou-
ple of Dutch fishing
boats came to their res-
cue. Unfortunately a
German patrol boat
stopped the fishermen
and forced the bomber
crew to come with them.
After being interrogat-
ed and threatened by
German guards, Pera-
gallo and the rest of the
enlisted men aboard the
plane wound up in Stalag
Luft IV near Gross
Tychow, Poland. For the
next 10 months he sur-
vived in a Luftwaffe POW
camp.
With Russian forces
closing in from the east,
the Germans decided to
go on the road with the
prisoners. Thus began a
500-mile, 52-day odys-
sey, the prisoners fight-
ing starvation and cold


Leon Peragallo, a B-17 bomber ball turret gunner, is standing third from left in this World
War II-era photo.


as they walked through
Poland and Germany
during the final months
of World War II.
'"A few days later the
British 3rd Army was
approaching Lubec, Ger-
many. We could hear
their guns," Peragallo
said. "British tanks came
charging through the
streets. The German
guard gave me his pistol
and bayonet as the
British took over."
A week later the ex-
sergeant and a group
of former POWs were
taken to a British air base
near Hamburg, Ger-
many. They took a flight
on a bomber back to


England.
"Royal Air Force girls
greeted each of us as they
escorted us off the plane.
I hadn't seen such pretty
women in years," Per-
agallo said.
"I was taken to a hos-
pital in Manchester,
England."
Two weeks later he
had recuperated suffi-
ciently to be released
from the hospital. He
was sent on to Glasgow,
Scotland, to board the
Queen Mary for the voy-
age home.
"There were thou-
sands of GIs aboard.
Chow lines and eating
was continued around


the clock. Five days later
we arrived in New York
City with the Statue of
Liberty in sight and thou-
sands of GIs happy and
yelling.
Surely a great event -
happiness and victory.
Hard to believe we were
finally back in the good
old U.S.A.!"
Peragallo and his wife,
Frances, retired to Venice
in 1995.

If you have a war story
or a friend or neighbor
has one, e-mail Don
Moore at donmoore39@
gmail.com or call him at
941-426-2120.


PASSOVER from Page 1B

Bennett Gross, a
member of the Jewish
Center of Venice and a
Venice Gondolier Sun
columnist, said that
Passover is the most cele-
brated Jewish holiday
and is home centered.
"Families all have
Seders. They can be done
at temples, but they
mainly are done at
home," he said.
"Passover brings fami-
lies together for the
Seder."
Bringing families to-
gether and preparing for
the celebration adds an
air of excitement to this
Jewish holiday that cul-
minates with the eating
of the Seder and telling
the story of the Passover
- a story of liberation
and hope.

ablackwell@
venicegondolier.com



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district's assurance it will
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instruction required by
state law in 179 days.
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WEDNESDAY
APRIL 8, 2009


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8
Spring break trip for girls
Dates: April 8-April 10
Where: Venice Girl Scout
House, 1775 E. Venice Ave.,
Venice
Notes: Girls ages 8-14 are invit-
ed to join the Healthy Girls
Initiative for their annual
Spring Break Wellness Journey
to Florida organic farms in
Valrico, Polk City and Sarasota.
Julia Onnie-Hay, program spe-
cialist, will accompany the
girls.
Cost: $50
Call: 302-0004
Wine tasting
RSVP: April 8
Date: April 15
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Italian American Club,
1375 Ringling Drive, Venice
Notes: Program features a talk
on Spain's wine industry, tast-
ing of eight varietal wines of
Spain, cheese and crackers
and souvenir wine glass. For
those age 21 and up. Call for
tickets.
Cost: $10
Call: 493-5571, or 493-0815
Know your rights: wills,
trusts and probate
Time: 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Where: Women's Resource
Center, 701 Center Road, Ven-
ice
Notes: Attorney Marcella Mika
helps people understand wills,
probates, life insurance and
taxes.
Cost: $5 members; $8 non-
members
Call: 485-9724
Link: www.thewomens
resourcecenter.org
Alpha Xi Delta
Founders' Day event
RSVP: April 8
Date: April 15
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Where: 3101 Longmeadow,
Sarasota
Notes: Money is payable by
April 13. Guests welcome.
Call: 637-9475
Jerry Ward
performs at DAV
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Where: Disabled American
Veterans, 600 East Colonia
Lane, Nokomis
Notes: Open to the public.
Call: 488-4500
American Association of
University Women meets
Time: noon-3 p.m.
Where: Church of the Naza-
rene, 1535 E. Venice Ave.,
Venice
Notes: "Rails to Trails" is the
topic of discussion. New mem-
bers welcome.
Call: Ann at 484-0471
Blessing of the Sun
Time: 9 a.m.
Where: Venice Beach, Venice
Notes: The Chabad Jewish
Center of Venice will join
Jewish communities around
the world in celebrating a rare
astronomical event the sun's
return to the point of its cre-
ation. This occurs once every
28 years. The public is invited


to join in reciting the tradition-
al "Blessing of the Sun."
Call: 493-2770
Ballroom dance classes
Date: April 8-May 13
Time: Advanced 6:30-
7:30p.m.;
Beginner/Intermediate 7:30-
8:30 p.m.
Where: Venice Community
Center, 326 Nokomis Ave.,
Venice
Notes: Marilyn and Vito
Carcioppolo teach waltz, fox
trot, swing, cha-cha and more.
Call: 496-9692 or e-mail the
carcioppolos@hotmail.com
Train Depot tour
Time: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Where: Historic Train Depot,
Seaboard Avenue, Venice
Notes: For tours of 10 or more,
call Jerry at 496-9474. The Red
Caboose is only open on
Wednesdays for tours.
Call: 412-0151, leave a mes-
sage.
Venice Women's
Sailing Squadron
Time: 7:45 a.m.
Where: Venice Yacht Club,
1330 Tarpon Center Drive,
Venice
Call: Judy Karr, 485-4143
Kayaking safety
Time: 8:30-11 a.m.
Where: North Jetty/Snake
Island
Cost: $40
Call: Terry Brawley, 960-5505
Kiwanis Club meets
Time: noon
Where: Holiday House, 455
U.S. 41 Bypass N., Venice
Call: Irene, 484-6022
Watercolors with Walter
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Where: Woodmere Park, 3951
Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice
Cost: $20
Call: 861-5000
Evening book club
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Jacaranda Library, 4143
Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice
Call: 861-5000
Venice Archives
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday,
Tuesday and Wednesday
Where: Historic Triangle Inn,
351 S. Nassau St., Venice


Notes: Open to the public
three days a week for the
Archives & Area Collections
Museum. Personal research
may be arranged by calling
James Hagler, director.
Call: 486-2487
Club food
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis Elks
Lodge, 1021 Discovery Way,
Nokomis
Call: 486-1854
DAV dinner
Time: 4-8 p.m.
Where: Disabled American
Veterans, Chapter 101, 600
East Colonia Lane, Nokomis
Cost: $5
Call: 488-4500
Bingo
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: American Legion, 1770
E. Venice Ave., Venice
Call: 488-1157
Game day
Time: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: Venice Art Center, 390
S. Nokomis Ave., Venice
Call: 485-7136
Link: veniceartcenter.com
Euchre, Bridge
Time: 6-7:45 p.m.
Where: Jacaranda Library,
4143 Woodmere Park Blvd.,
Venice
Call: 861-5000
Royal Aires music
Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: American Legion No-
Vel Post 159, 1770 E. Venice
Ave., Venice
Call: 488-1157
Karaoke
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Eagles Aerie No. 3482,
621 East Colonia Lane,
Nokomis
Call: 484-4470
Seniors beach walks
Time: 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Where: Nokomis Beach
Pavilion, 100 South Casey Key
Road, Nokomis
Notes: This self-guided beach
walk starts at the plaza.
Cost: $1 one-time fee
Call: 861-5000
Venice Sailing Squadron
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Venice Community


Center, 326 S. Nokomis Ave.,
Venice
Call: 412-3222
VFW Ladies Auxiliary
dinner
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Where: VFW Post 8118, 832 E.
Venice Ave., Venice
Cost: $7
Call: 484-8118
Venice Writers' Group
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Where: Call for location.
Cost: $15
Call: 445-4322
Friends of
Shamrock Park
Time: 10 a.m.
Where: Shamrock Park Nature
Center, Venice
Notes: A talk on the Florida
Scrub Habitat will be at 11 a.m.
Call: 375-3846

THURSDAY, APRIL 9
'Who's Afraid of
Virginia Woolf?'
Time: Tuesday-Saturday 7
p.m.; Sunday matinee 1 p.m.
Where: Venice Theatre, 140 W
Tampa Ave., Venice
Notes: Edward Albee's play
runs through April 26.
Cost: $24 adults, $12 students
Call: 488-1115 or go online for
tickets
Link: www.venicestage.com
Video of Lombardia
Region of Italy
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: The Italian American
Club of Venice, 1375 Ringling
Drive
Notes: Presented by Peter
DiVecchio. Free to the public;
refreshments will be served.
Call: 966-6879
Gardening answers
Time: 9:30 a.m.-noon
Where: Venice Public Library,
300 S. Nokomis Ave., Venice
Call: 861-1350
Zumba dance classes
Time: 6:15 p.m.
Where: Venice Community
Center, 326 S. Nokomis Ave.,
Venice
Call: 408-8205
E-mail: mlszerbin@aol.com
Tap dance classes
Time: 9-11 a.m.


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MONDAY, APRIL 13
Friends of Venice Library
Book Sale
Dates: April 13-18
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Venice Public Library,
300 S. Nokomis Ave., Venice
Notes: All Sarasota County
Library Friends will celebrate


National Library Week with
book sales. Stop by and help
support your local library.
Call: 861-1340
Link: www.venicefriends.org
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15
National Library
Week Expo
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Venice Public Library,
300 S. Nokomis Ave., Venice
Notes: Learn about all the
things that the library has to
offer. Register for door prizes
from local businesses and
have a snack. Meet The
Friends of the Venice Public
Library, Literacy Volunteers of
America, members of Florida
Extension Services and a local
home schooling unit.
Call: 861-1340
Link: www.sclibs.net
Photography contest
deadline
E-mail: Sarasota County Parks
Department program coordi-


nator Jonathan Poyner at
jpoyner@scgov.net.
Notes: The county is holding
an 'Art in the Park" amateur
photography contest in two
divisions: youth and adult.
Categories are "People in the
Parks" and "Nature."
Submissions must be 300 dpi
in .jpg format and must be e-
mailed to Jonathan Poyner.
Submission deadline is April
15; winners will be announced
April 25. Go online or call the
county for more details.
Call: 861-5000
Link: www.scgov.net
THURSDAY, APRIL 16
Venice Musicale concert
Time: 11 a.m.
Where: Venice Public Library,
300 S. Nokomis Ave., Venice
Notes: 2009 scholarship win-
ners will be featured along
with an example of how the
group fosters the musical edu-
cation of the community's
young musicians.


SATURDAY, APRIL 18
American Red Cross
Hurricane Bash
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Mote Marine
Aquarium Courtyard, Sarasota
Notes: The Southwest Florida
Chapter of the American Red
Cross will host the bash.
Tropical theme; guests will be
meteorologist Jim Cantore
and comedian Tim Wilkins.
Events include dinner, music
by the Rum Runners, dancing
and more.
Cost: $125
Call: 379-9300
E-mail: reibelk@
usa.redcross.org

Family Fun Fishing
Tournament
Time: 9-11 a.m.
Where: Venice Fishing Pier
behind Sharky's
Notes: Fishing event is spon-
sored by First Baptist Church.
It is free and for kids in grades


kindergarten through fifth.
Bait will be provided, but kids
must bring their own gear and
be accompanied by an adult.
Prizes will be awarded for
most fish caught, largest fish
and most unusual fish.
Call: 485-1314

TUESDAY, APRIL 21
SPARCC annual cards
and games party
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Heritage Oaks
Country Club, 4800 Chase
Oaks Drive (off Bee Ridge
Extension), Sarasota
Notes: Proceeds benefit vic-
tims of domestic and sexual
violence.
Cost: $21
Call: 378-2224 or 926-1285

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


SUN FILE PHOTO
Opening Thursday in the Yvonne T.
Pinkerton Theatre at Venice Theatre is
"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" by
Edward Albee. Starring Murray and Lori
Chase as George, a university profes-
sor, and his wife, Martha, whose drink-
ing with another couple from the col-
lege leads to more than they may have
bargained for. Tickets are $24 for adults
and $12 for students. Call the theater at
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Where: Nokomis Community
Center, 234 East Nippino Trail,
Nokomis
Notes: Beginner class 9-10
a.m.; intermediate class 10-11
a.m.
Cost: $10 per class
Call: 861-5000
Decorative painting
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Where: Woodmere Park, 3951
Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice
Notes: Drop-ins welcome.
Learn decorative painting.
Cost: $15 per lesson
Call: 861-5000
Line dance classes
Time: 11 a.m.-noon
Where: Nokomis Community
Center, 234 East Nippino Trail,
Nokomis
Cost: $5 per class
Call: 861-5000
Hula class
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Where: Emmanuel Lutheran
Church, 800 South Tamiami
Trail, Venice
Call: 488-3009
Banjo music
Time: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Where: Snook Haven, 5000 E.
Venice Ave., Venice
Call: 488-3023
Karaoke
Time: 7-10 p.m.
Where: VFW Post No. 8118,
832 E. Venice Ave., Venice
Call: 486-8551
Guitar class
for beginners
Time: 4-5 p.m.
Where: Nokomis Community
Center, 234 East Nippino Trail,
Nokomis
Notes: Bring an acoustic guitar
and notebook.
Cost: $15 for five weeks or $3
per class
Call: 861-5000
Dance classes
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Where: Nokomis Community
Center, 234 East Nippino Trail,
Nokomis
Notes: adult beginner and
advanced levels jazz/tap and
ballet
Cost: $30 per month per class;
both classes $50
Call: 861-5000
Tappercise
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
Where: Starz Choice Dance
Academy, 348 S. Seaboard Ave.,
Venice
Call: 408-0019
Club food
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-
7:30 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis Elks
Lodge, 1021 Discovery Way,
Nokomis
Call: 486-1854

Time: 5-8 p.m.
Where: American Legion, 1770
E. Venice Ave., Venice

Time: 5-8 p.m.
Where: Eagles Aerie 3482, 621
East Colonia Lane, Nokomis
Call: 484-4470
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Poetry open reading
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Sanddollar Bookstore, 272 Miami Ave.,
Venice
Call: 480-1030
Link: www.poetsrule.com
Jewelry classes
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Where: ErlenBach Studio, 207 Nokomis Ave., Venice
Call: 227-4335
Venice-Nokomis Rotary Club
Time: noon-1 p.m.
Where: Grace United Methodist Church, 400 E. Field
Ave., Venice
Call: 493-0390
Link: www.venicenokomisrotary.org
Tin Can Sailors meet
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: American Legion Post 159,1770 E. Venice
Ave., Venice
Call: 497-1050, Bob Schwartz
Nature walk
Time: 9-11 a.m.
Where: North Jetty Beach Park, meet at the beach
end of the parking lot on Casey Key. Bring water and
comfortable shoes.
Call: Bud Doyle, 488-4158

FRIDAY, APRIL 10
Big Daddy & Little
Mama perform at DAV
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Where: Disabled American Veterans, 600 East
Colonia Lane, Nokomis
Notes: Open to the public.
Call: 488-4500
Venice Nokomis Federated
Republican Women's Club
Time: 11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Where: Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club, 499
Derbyshire Lane, Venice
Cost: $16
Call: 966-1806
Employment success class
Time: 10:30 a.m.-noon
Where: Women's Resource Center, 701 Center Road,
Venice
Cost: $5 member; $8 nonmember
Call: 485-9724
Link: www.thewomensresourcecenter.org
Career counseling
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Women's Resource Center, 701 Center Road,
Venice


Notes: Career adviser Ania Morris offers one-on-one
appointments to help with employment resources.
Cost: $5 members; $8 nonmembers
Call: 485-9724
Link: www.thewomensresourcecenter.org


Train Depot tours
Time: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Where: Historic Train Depot, Seaboard Avenue,
Venice
Notes: For tours of 10 or more, call Jerry at 496-9474.
The Red Caboose is only open on Wednesdays for
tours.
Call: 412-0151, leave a message.
French Club meets
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: Venice Public Library, 300 S. Nokomis Ave.,
Venice
Notes: basic knowledge of French required
Call: 485-3985
Venice Lions Club's Mane
Event fashion show
RSVP: April 10
Date: April 17
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club, 499
Derbyshire Drive, Venice
Notes: Featured clothing will be from La Casa Del
Quetzal. All proceeds will benefit the Paws for
Patriots fund, which provides guide dogs to blind
veterans. Reservations can be mailed to: Venice
Lions Club, 1289 Jacaranda Blvd., Venice, FL 34292.
Cost: $30 each, $225 for a table of eight
Call: 460-9212
Food distribution
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Habitat ReStore, 1400 Ogden Road, Venice
Computer questions
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Where: Jacaranda Public Library, 4143 Woodmere
Park Blvd., Venice
Call: 861-1270


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Time: Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; dinner 4-7:30 p.m.;
music 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis Elks Lodge, 1021 Discovery
Way, Nokomis
Call: 486-1854

Time: 5-8 p.m.
Where: Eagles Aerie No. 3482, 621 East Colonia Lane,
Nokomis
Call: 484-4470

Time: 4:30-6:45 p.m.
Where: VFW Post No. 8118, 832 Venice Ave., Venice
Call: 486-8551
American Legion dinner-dance
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Where: American Legion, 1770 E. Venice Ave., Venice
Call: 488-1157
Square dancing
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Where: Woodmere Park, 3951 Woodmere Park Blvd.,
Venice
Cost: $5
Call: 828-0481
E-mail: redbates@juno.com
Writers group
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Where: Hypnosis Venice, 537 E.Venice Ave., Venice
Notes: Writing support, reading works in progress,
publishing advice and critiquing, led by Theresa
Foley
Call: 445-4322 or 525-4770
Link: www.hypnosisvenice.com
Tappercise class
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.
Where: Starz Choice Dance Academy, 348 S.
Seaboard Ave., Venice
Notes: intermediate tap
Call: 408-0019
Sunset sing-along
Time: One hour before sunset
Where: Venice Beach, near lifeguard station
Notes: Bring a chair
Call: 493-0775
Link: www.newlifevenicefl.org
Teen beginning guitar class
Time: 4-5 p.m.
Where: Nokomis Community Center, 234 East
Nippino Trail, Nokomis
Notes: Bring an acoustic guitar, pencil and spiral
notebook.
Cost: $3 per class; $15 for five weeks
Call: 861-5000
Sign language coffee chat
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Where: Books-A-Million, 4230 South Tamiami Trail,
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Preschool Storytime
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stories, songs, finger-
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activities. Registration is
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Baby Rhyme
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group, 3 p.m., second
Thursday of the month (April
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Hospital, 700 Medical Blvd.
Call 473-3119.
Bereavement group
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second and fourth Thursdays
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Community Hospital, 700
Medical Blvd. Call 697-0783.
Alzheimer's group
Monthly Alzheimer's Support
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VMS students partner


with historical society


PHOTO COURTESY OF VENICE AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Glenn Stephens, left; Janice Stephens; Sue Chapman, Venice Area Historical Society pres-
ident; Betty Intagliata, video project coordinator; Barbara Woody, Venice Middle School
teacher; Jennifer Johnson, seventh-grader; and Dr. Karin Schmidt, VMS principal, at the
annual meeting of the VAHS at Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club.


FROM VENICE AREA
HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Venice Middle School
partnered with the Ven-
ice Area Historical So-
ciety during the 2008-09
school year to conduct
interviews at the VMS
video studio of descen-
dants of pioneer families
of the Venice, Nokomis,
Laurel and Osprey areas.
The historical society
contacted the families to
be interviewed and pro-
vided mentors for stu-


dents in Barbara Woody's
seventh-grade social
studies class.
Descendants being
interviewed are from the
following pioneer fami-
lies: Knight, Blackburn,
Wrede, Stephens, Curry,
Ham and Higel.
Students are editing
the video. The finished
video will be shown to
the public at the May 26
meeting of the historical
society at 7 p.m. at Village
On The Isle in the Mark
Manor Building.


Glenn Stephens, a
descendant of Wilson
Elihu Stephens, was
interviewed by Jennifer
Johnson, a seventh-grad-
er at Venice Middle
School, at the annual
meeting of Venice Area
Historical Society.
Wilson E. Stephens
headed up a pioneer
family that came to
Venice in 1897 and pur-
chased 50 acres of land
where today's Venice
Bypass and Substation
Road are located.


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If anyone wants to donate an evening gown to the Venice High Prom Boutique,
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SUN PHOTO BY AUDREY BLACKWELL
Students from all grade levels at Venice High School attended Unity Day in the
school's media center April 2. This is the second year for the event established as a
program of Community of Caring and the Because It Matters initiative, said Elisha
Jennings, Community of Caring lead teacher. "We are bringing together students from
all different peer groups to break down walls;' she said. "The students talk about
issues of diversity, such as race, ethnicity, stereotyping, prejudice and religion in a
safe environment. We want to create an environment of acceptance at Venice High
School."



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Public high schools
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are hosting Student-
Parent Information
Nights in April.
The events are de-
signed to help next year's
freshmen learn about the
school they will attend in
2009-10.
Eighth-grade students
can explore their district-
ed high school and learn
about course options.


The SPIN events are:
* Booker High: Monday,
April 13, 6:30 p.m., Visual
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Theatre
* Suncoast Polytechnical
High: Tuesday, April 14, 6
p.m., cafeteria
* Sarasota High: Tuesday,
April 14, 6:30 p.m., audi-
torium
* Venice High: Tuesday,
April 14, 6 p.m., auditori-
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* North Port High:
Wednesday, April 29, 7
p.m., Performing Arts
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Riverview High School
held its event on April 2.
SPIN events last at least
one hour. Some informa-
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than once, but students
and parents are encour-
aged to arrive at the start-
ing time.
The 2009-10 school
year begins Monday,
Aug. 24, in the Sarasota
County Public School
District.
Information about the
high schools is on the
Web at www.sarasota
countyschools.net.


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The contest requires a
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three topics:
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person in your academic
life? Discuss.
2. Is college the right
choice for every student?
3. How do you expect
college to change the rest
of your life?
Enter by April 10. Mail
to or drop off at Venetian
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Dills, 439 Tamiami Trail
South, Venice.
The first place grand
prize is a prom package
valued at over $500.
Other prizes include:
$100 gift certificate to
Crow's Nest; $150 free
tuxedo rental; $85 gift
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Barefoot Contessa.
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WELL-BEING from Page7B

Notes: Open to all those who
are learning or wish to prac-
tice their sign language skill.
Meets the second Friday of
each month.
Crohn's support
A monthly Crohn's Disease
support group meets at 7 p.m.
the third Wednesday (April
15) in the Englewood
Community Hospital,
Suncoast Auditorium, 700
Medical Blvd. Call 815-3669.
Cancer support
Cancer is Not Contagious
Support Group, 10:30 a.m.,
third Thursday of the
month (April 16),
Englewood Community
Hospital, cafeteria, 700
Medical Blvd. Also meeting
at this time is the Support
for People with Oral and
Head and Neck Cancer
Group. Call Joe at 474-0099.
Parkinson's support
The Parkinson's Support
Group meets at 10 a.m. the
third Friday of the month
(April 17) in the Englewood
Community Hospital
Suncoast Auditorium, 700
Medical Blvd. Call 473-3919.
Ostomy Support Group
Venice Ostomy Support
Group's next meeting is at
1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15,
at Venice HealthPark,
Jacaranda Boulevard and
Center Road, Suite 1283.
Medicare help
Associated Medicare Patients
Inc., an independent, non-
profit corporation of volun-
teers, helps those on
Medicare navigate the cum-
bersome health insurance
system. AMP is free and
serves Sarasota, Englewood
and Venice. Open 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. Wednesdays. AMP is on
the second floor of the Pat
Buster Building at the Senior
Friendship Centers, 2350
Scenic Drive, Venice. AMP is
always looking to train new
counselors. For more infor-
mation, call 584-0051.
Co-Dependents
Anonymous
Co-Dependents Anonymous
has meetings for women only
from noon-1 p.m. Thursdays
through the end of April at
Venice Bible Church, 2395 W
Shamrock Blvd. (west of U.S.
41), Venice. Call Dorothy, 486-
5367.
Naranon group
Thursday Naranon Family
Group, a support group for
families who have someone


SUN NEWSPAPERS 9B


with a drug addiction, 7-8
p.m., St. Mark's Church, 513
Nassau St. S., in Venice
(behind Venice Regional
Medical Center). This group is
for the family, not the addict.
The program is based on the
12 steps of AA and Alanon.
Line dancing classes
Line dancing classes with
Jackie Wheeler, intermediate
class, 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays;
beginner class, 7-8:30 p.m.
Wednesdays. Fee: $4 per class.
Call 493-2776.
Wellness Community
Events are free for cancer
patients and a caregiver. Call
921-5539.
* Support groups, 10-11:30
a.m. Mondays at Jacaranda
Trace, 3600 William Penn Way.
* Adaptive yoga classes, noon-
1:30 p.m. Mondays at
Jacaranda Trace, 3600 William
Penn Way.
* Qigong exercise classes, 10-
11 a.m. Tuesdays at Jacaranda
Trace, 3600 William Penn Way.
* Small-group discussion, For
Men Only, 2-3 p.m. the first
and third Tuesday of each
month at 3900 Clark Road,
Building P-3, Sarasota. This is
a drop-in, casual meeting
open to male cancer patients
at all stages of treatment for
prostate cancer.
Zumba dance,
yoga classes
Zumba dance fitness class,
6:15-7:15 p.m. Tuesdays, and
beginners yoga class, 6:15-
7:15 p.m. Wednesdays, at the
Venice Community Center,
326 S. Nokomis Ave. E-mail
Mary Lynn Szerbin at
mlszerbin@aol.com or call
685-8445 to reserve a spot.
StrollerFit classes
Time: 9:15-10:15 a.m.
Wednesdays
Where: Venice Train Depot,
park grounds, 300 E. Venice
Ave.
Notes: StrollerFit blends exer-
cise, child development and
group dynamics into a 50-
minute exercise experience.
Connect with friends while
losing that extra baby fat.
Call: 861-5000
Screenings
Free blood pressure and
blood sugar tests by Home
Health Services of Venice,
8:30-10:30 a.m. Thursdays at
Venice HealthPark, 1201
Jacaranda Blvd. Call 485-7711.
Meditation
Meditation and Eckhart
Tolle's "A New Earth," 7-8:30
p.m. Wednesdays at Mellow
Run, 1270 Thoreau Circle,
Venice. Call 445-7134 to pre-
register.


Acupuncture
Acupuncture physician Dr.
Lucy Han holds free seminars,
noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays at
389 Commercial Court, Suite
B. RSVP to 486-1555.
Insurance advice
Health Insurance Advice for
Seniors visits the Senior
Friendship Centers, 9-11 a.m.
Thursdays at 2350 Scenic
Drive. Call 584-0075.
Caregiver Time Out
A free weekly caregiver sup-
port group meets 1:15-3 p.m.
Fridays at St. Mark's Episcopal
Church, 508 Riviera St. Led by
a professional facilitator,
Caregiver Time Out offers
group support, community
resources and activities pro-
vided for loved ones during
the session. Registration
required. Call Pamela at 366-
2224.


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Couples Helping
Couples
An anonymous 12-step pro-
gram 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 experi-
ence not necessary. Couples
work on such things as com-
mitment, communication,
conflict resolution any-
thing that impedes a healthy
and happy relationship. Free.
(A donation to cover rent is
appreciated but is not neces-
sary.) Call 474-5315 or 492-
9547 or visit www.
recovering-couples.org for
more information.
Goodwill Good Neighbor
Friendship Fitness
Walking Group
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
support as we 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
a.m. Saturdays at Volunteer
Park, behind the Gulf Coast
Community Foundation of
Venice. Each Saturday a dif-


ferent 2 1/2-mile route is
selected. Mileage is recorded
and incentive awards are pre-
sented for various total miles
walked. Bring your pets, too.
New walkers welcome.
Bicycling
Join bicyclists from 9:30-10:30
a.m. Saturdays at Volunteer
Park, behind the Gulf Coast
Community Foundation of
Venice, for a leisurely 10-mile
ride on the Venetian
Waterway Park. All levels of
experience welcome. Call
468-8124.
Co-Dependents
Anonymous
A women-only Co-
Dependents Anonymous
group, 10-11 a.m. 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. Tuesdays 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 loca-
tions. Call 426-7655 or visit
southfloridaal-anon.org.
* St. Mark's Episcopal Church,
508 Riviera St., 7 p.m.
Mondays
* Let Go & Let God AFG,
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
a.m. Wednesdays
* Wednesday Step Study,
Grace United Methodist
Church, 400 E. Field Ave., 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
Yoga with Elin
Time: 8 and 9 a.m.; 6:45 p.m.
Mondays
Where: Venice Beach, near
the pavilion
Notes: Free yoga on Venice
Beach
Call: 408-9642
Yoga with Elin
Time: 8 and 9 a.m. Tuesdays
Where: Venice Beach, near
the pavilion
Notes: Free yoga on Venice
Beach
Call: 408-9642


Yoga with Elin
Time: 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays
Where: Venice Beach, near
the pavilion
Notes: Free yoga on Venice
Beach
Call: 408-9642
Yoga with Elin
Time: 8 and 9 a.m. Thursdays
Where: Venice Beach, near
the pavilion
Notes: Free yoga on Venice
Beach
Call: 408-9642
Yoga with Elin
Time: 8, 9 and 9:30 a.m.
(advanced) Saturdays
Where: Venice Beach, near
the pavilion
Notes: Free yoga on Venice
Beach
Call: 408-9642
Yoga for everyone
Time: 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays
Where: Venice Community
Center, 326 S. Nokomis Ave.
Cost: $8, discounts available
Call: 408-8205

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PHOTO COURTESY OF SUSAN MATYUS

ENGAGEMENT

Matyus-Ehrlich


The engagement of
Susan Matyus, of Grays-
lake, Ill., and Mark
Ehrlich, of Chicago, Ill.,
has been announced.
She is the daughter of
Gerald and Jeree Matyus,
of Venice, Fla., and
Grayslake. He is the son
of Marilyn Ehrlich and
the late Howard Ehrlich,
of Chicago.
The bride-elect is
a graduate of Northern
Illinois University-De-
Kalb, with a Bachelor of
Arts degree in journal-


ism/communications.
She is a member of Sig-
ma Sigma Sigma sorority.
She graduated from
Valparaiso University of
Law and is an assistant
Cook County public
defender.
In 2006, she was a can-
didate for Cook County
circuit judge. She is a past
vice president of the
Gold Coast Neighbors
community group and a
member of the North
Dearborn Association.
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Erin Conn, daughter of
Venice residents Garth
and Barta Conn, graduat-
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Science degree in May
2008, and a doctorate
degree in December 2008,
from Ithaca College's
School of Health Sciences
and Human Performance.


Kelly McElroy, Venice,
was named to the fall
2008 Dean's List at Roger
Williams University in
Bristol, R.I. Students who
completed 12 or more
credits per semester and
earned a grade point
average of 3.4 or higher
made the list.


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anniversary April 4.
They were married in
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Penn., and was the 18th
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vival, military customs
and courtesies, seaman-
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fighting and marksman-
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at Ford Motor Co. in
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she married Gene.
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The couple are the


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first day in the Coast
Guard, just as they do
aboard ships and shore
units throughout the


parents of three children:
Martin E. Romanski,
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Southgate, Mich., and
Christopher Romanski
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Sonjai Rose, Gregory,
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Good Friday 7pm
Easter Sunday 8am & 10am

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April 12 8:30 & 10:30 am
(10 AM refreshments)
Venice YMCA Back Blda. 701 Center Rd (941) 497-4576


S.wNewLife
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"A family of believers with a strong emphasis
on charismatic worship and the gospel"
5800 Tamiami Trail S., Venice
Call 493-0775 or visit www.newlifevenicefl.org
Good Friday, April 10
Special Gospel sing at Venice Beach at 6:30 pm
Celebration of the Resurrection Sunday April 12
Sunrise Service at 6:45 am
Worship Service at 10:30 am


St. Mark's Episcopal Church
508 Riviera St.- Venice 488.7714
(2 blocks behind Venice Regional Medical Center)

Please join us for one of our Easter services as we
celebrate God's Greatest Gift


Maundy Thursday April 9
7:30 p.m. Holy Communion
Congregational Foot Washing

Holy Saturday April 11
Holy Communion Easter Vigil
7:30 p.m. (no 5 p.m. Service)
Bring a Bell!


Good Friday- April 10
12 to 1:15 p.m.- Holy Communion
Service begins at noon.


Easter Sunday April 12
Holy Communion & Music
8:00, 9:30 & 11:15 a.m.
Nursery 9 to 10:45 a.m.


The Rev. Christopher Gray, Rector The V. Rev. James Puryear, Assoc. Rector


Celebrate Easter
Holy Week
Maundy Thursday,
April 9th 6p.m.
The Shadows of Suffering
Easter Sunday,
April 12th 10:30 a.m.
Mini-Musical by the Choir with
Scripture and Commentary


NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE, OR WHERE YOU ARE
ON LIFE'S JOURNEY, YOU ARE WELCOME HERE!


Be Our Guest for Easter!
Palm Sunday 4/5 10:45 a.m.
Easter Concert by Adult Choir
Maundy Thursday 4/9 7:00 p.m.
Lord's Supper to Prepare for Easter
Resurrection Day!
Sunrise Service 4/12 6:45 a.m.
At Rambler's Rest Campground
Easter Worship 4/12 10:45 a.m.
Es rJoyous songs and a
biblical message of hope
Nursery and Children's
Church Available
3167 Englewood Drive
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a 493-0022r


Join us for Easter Services
Maundy Thursday Opm
Good Friday Opm
Easter Breakfast Sun 8:30am
Easter Sunday Workship 10am
Englewood Rd. Englewood 474-0770 Pastor Paul J. Werner
(1 mile south of Manasota Beach Rd.)


VENICE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
PALM SUNDAY SERVICES-8:00, 9:30 & 11 AM
MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE-7:30 PM
Sacrament of the Lord's Supper
E STER FESTIVAL-Saturday, April 11
9:30-11:30 am. (Ages 4-5th grade) Crafts,
Egg Hunt, Story of Jesus' resurrection.
EASTER SUNDAY SERVICES
8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 AM
Instrumentalists, Choirs and
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Children's Church 9:30 & 11AM
111 E. Firenze Ave. 488-2258
2 c south of Venice Regional Medical Center on The Rialto
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Eleven of the 12 recipients of the Venice Golf & Country Club Community Foundation awards are shown with the co-
chairs of the event: Carolyn Eagen, back row left, Carolyn Stephens, Jaye Williams, Mike Gippert, Mary Jane
Schneiderhahn, Cara Herman, Maria Doss, George Charette and Jean Clearwater; Polly Girouard, front left, co-chair,
Joyce Scott, Kacia Zuill and Cindy Wood, chair.



Venetians' generosity knows no boi


MARTY DOVER
SOCIAL COLUMNIST

There was a roomful of
happy faces March 20 when
the Venice Golf & Country
Club Community Foundation
awarded more than $30,000
in grants to 12 local not-for-
profit agencies representing
health, education, social,
environmental and cultural
needs of the region.
Eleven of the 12 recipients
attended the awards lun-
cheon, co-chaired by Cindy


Wood and Polly Girouard, at
the VGCC clubhouse. Foun-
dation President SteveWillner
praised the members' dedica-
tion and hard work to raise the
money that will help so many
people in need.
Mike Gippert, who accept-
ed $3,000 for the South
County Food Pantry, said,
"The Venice area is so giving.
There has been an increase in
donations as there's been an
increase in need." In its four
years of existence, the foun-
dation has donated $120,000
to local causes.
Linda Sinkoff, who is on
the VGCC Master Association
board of directors, said, "It's
important to us for people to
know we are a friendly and
welcoming community, and
one that cares."
Celebrity waiters earn
tips for Beacon House
How much would you pay
to hear Marilyn Monroe sing


"Diamonds are a Girl's Best
Friend" or watch Lance Arm-
strong eat an entire cake?
Guests at the 11th Annual
Celebrity Waiters Dinner
March 21 at the Venice Yacht
Club paid plenty because it
benefitted the Mental Health
Community Centers local
Beacon House.
Marilyn was actually Lisa
VanUllen and Lance was
David Fawks, two of the
brave celebrity waiters who
were willing to do almost any-
thing to get donations. They
sold raffle tickets, served
drinks and even held table-
ware hostage for $33,142 in
tips alone.
Beacon House Executive
Director Carolyn Eagen said
the net donations from this
event totaled more than
$42,500, considerably more
than in the past, despite
today's difficult economy.
"These donations are even
more important this year


because we kn
ernment func
reduced," she s
Beacon Ho
assistance an(
adults dealing
illness or disabi
"Our people
and have a lot
living a produ
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stay on a healt
said. "It's a beac
Eagen tha
sponsor Josep
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sponsors, even
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the very patiei
yacht club. TI
of the people (
the dedication
teers to this c
overwhelming
For more
about Beacon
496-4934.


Cara Herman smiles after receiving a grant of $2,000 for
the Venice Theatre's Troupe In a Trunk program, which
takes the theater experience to students in local schools.



funds
George
iow that gov- Charette
ding will be holds a
aid. $3,000
use provides check
d support to for the
with mental Medical
ility. Engi-
are vulnerable neering
of barriers to Volun-
ctive lifestyle. teers
out of emer- who provide accessibility and mobility
nd help them assistance to individuals in need.
hy track," she
con of hope."
inked event
h and Diane Steve
and the other Willner,
t chair Susan president
nmittee mem- of the
ity waiters and VGCC
nt staff of the Com-
he generosity munity
of Venice and Founda-
of its volun- tion,
cause is truly thanks the
grant
information recipients
House, call for the good they do in the community
and the foundation members for raising
more than $30,000 for this year's grants.


Tracy O'Connell,
left, Donna
Brasch and Pam
Lutz are checking
out the silent auc-
tion items at the
11th Annual
Celebrity Waiters
Dinner at the
Venice Yacht Club
March 21 benefitting Beacon House. They are sisters, born
and raised in Venice, contributing to a good cause.


Kathy Leavitt, left, and John McLarnan of
the celebrity waiters committee pose with
event Chair Susan Munoz (Farrah Fawcett).






Carolyn Eagen, executive director of
Beacon House, stands with Dorothy
Iverson, who donated $10,000 during
the evening, and Peter Mason, a
friend of the family.


Co-chair Polly Girouard presents
a $2,220 grant to Maria Doss for
the Community Haven for Adults
and Children with Disabilities. The
grant will be used for computers
to help prepare teens for today's
work force.


Tad Kosanovich sings an Irish song for a
$1,000 donation as co-emcee Don Hay
adjusts the microphone. Kosanovich won
the Tarnished Spoon award for garnering
the most tips of all the waiters.


Pamela Gallagher (Ginger of "Gilligan's Island") sits
on the piano to sing "Unforgettable" while State Sen.
Nancy Detert feeds her the words.


David Fawks (Lance Armstrong) was
paid by Chris Cortman to eat an
entire cake before the end of the
evening. He did it with encourage-
ment from Lisa VanUllen (Marilyn
Monroe).


Erene Romanski (Mae West) cuddles up to Don Hay (Sen.
Duwayne W. Belfrey from the State of Confusion), who
was co-emcee with Bob Vedder for the event.


Celebrity waiter Richard
Buonpane (W.C. Fields) sells raffle
tickets to Sonja Correa at the
Celebrity Waiters Dinner to benefit
Beacon House.


Beacon House Executive Director Carolyn Eagen, left, pre-
sents a plaque to event chair Susan Munoz as event spon-
sors Diane and Joseph Dombrowski look on.


Sue Chapman, president
of the Venice Area "
Historical Society, pro- & l
motes the VAHS, Triangle Trhagk [in
Inn and Friends of the Astsim
Lord-Higel House March '
7 at a booth in the
Kiwanis Business Expo
at the Venice Community
Center. These organizations are vital to the preservation of
Venice's rich history, and they welcome new members.


Jon Arge, left,
assists artist
Mary Erickson at
her booth in the
Downtown Art
Classic in March.
Erickson can
often be seen
painting her plein
air works in the
Venice area. She
divides her time between Venice and Marshville, N.C. Arge,
a native Venetian and also an artist, now resides in Atlanta.


B.J. Carson, the
local artist
whose mural
depicting the
history of
Venice deco-
rates the
Gondolier Sun's
print shop wall,
displays some
of her smaller
works at the
Downtown Art
Classic in
March on Venice
Avenue.


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1022 ENGLEWOOD FOR SALE

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7586 ROSEMONT DR. Huge
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3/2 Conv. Lakeside $149,900
2/2 Furn.Bayhouse Sold
2/2 Condo Golf Crse $158,000
2/2/2 Villa w/garage $152,000
2/2 Grnd fir, Split $104,000
3/2/2 Pelican Pointe $259,900
1/1 Corner Furn Pending
2/2 Split $109,000
2/2 Lrg Furn Villa Pending
2/2 Golf Crse Corner $148,000
2/2 Graden Green Pending
2/2 Mission Lakes Pending
2/2 Waterfront $149,000
2/2 Fixer Upper $106,000

Call For Full Inventory
730 US-41 By-Pass N., Venice,
FL 34285
(941)485-4804 or
1-800-464-8497
HERITAGE OAK PARK, 2/2 ,
Park/Lake View, gated comm.,
$119K. Owner. 941-979-8494
LINKSIDE AT Sable Trace 1st
floor corner unit overlooking 18th
hole. 3/2 split floor plan. Large
master suite, eat- in kitchen, din-
ing area, lanai, with views of golf
course, many upgrades. Furn.
$145K. 561-628-3265.

NEW VILLAS!
JUST REDUCED
ANOTHER $15,000.
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$164,900.
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Last 2 Units- 2 Bedroom +
Den, 2 Bath, Large Lanai
+ 2 Car Garage
Visit Our Model at
325 Monaco, P.G.
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To Advertise in
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of Homes
Please Call Jill
941-429-3116
or Email;
jilld@sunnewspapers.net
FOR SALE BY SNOWBIRD
OWNER. 1351 sq. ft. 2/2, sep.
DR condo with beautiful view of
lake & sunset. Compare Value
at $62.84 per sf. Refurbished in
2005 w/all new appl., fans (4) &
light fixtures. 18" tile in DR,
kitchen, hall & laundry rm. 1260
sf under air. Maint. Fee $173 mo.
Hurricane shutters. Clubhouse,
pool & cook-out area. There is a
refreshing cross breeze the full
length of the condo.$84.900
3310 Loveland Blvd #1407 941-
698-1255 for an appt.

1090 MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE

Place a photo in your
ad for only $10.00.
Dora from Port Charlotte
did and she sold her car
on the 1st phone call
from her ad!!!
Call the Sun Newspapers
Classified Dept.
@ 866-463-1638 for info

ARCADIA, 1/1 in 55+ park New
Firs, Carpet, More. Rm to add on
$12,500 Michael 863-990-1393
ARCADIA, 1/1 in 55+ park
Newly remodeled; carpot & shed
$6500 Michael 863-990-1393
Foreclosures, Dealer Repo's,
& Short Sales
Singles, Doubles, Modulars
LOW Interest Rates
1-800-622-2832


1090 MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE

HARBOR ISLES MHP, Rt. 41 S.
Venice. Premier lakefront view lot.
Near dock. 1994 Jacobsen,
1500 SF under AC. New roof, car-
pet, heat pump, tie downs,
2BR/2BA, Immaculate. Part furn.
Owner $149,000. 941-423-9416
NP PARK- 2BR, Xtra Ig. living rm.
& lanai. All appl. incl. Very good
cond. $5,500. (941)-661-1326
VENICE ISLE REAL ESTATE
SALES, INC. 55+ Resident
Owned Comm. Lic. R.E. Broker.
941485-7743 Many homes to
choose from.
VENICE RANCH
12x56 2/1 Asking $3500
Furnished.
12x46 lbr/lba asking $5000.
Unfurnished
24x32 2/1.5 Asking $6000K
Furnished.
55+ Comm. NO PETS. Others to
choose. www.veniceranch.com
Dick or Steve
941488-5672
VENICE/ENGL Japanesse Gar-
dens. Land owned, Newly reno-
vated. Furn. $79,900 (941)-276-
7831

1095 MANUFACTURED
HOMES FOR SALE

BAY INDIES: Palm Harbor Siesta
Key Model, built 2004, 1138 sf,
2/2, DR, sunroom, indoor laun-
dry, many more upgrades & all
appl. Like new, must see. Call
941485-8639.
HARDEE COUNTY. Nice 2/2
home. Gated Community. Asking
$50,000. For more info call 734-
740-2034 or 989-614-6912.
PG 2005 WIND ZONE 3, Dbl Wide
(4) homes. Must be moved! Start-
ing at $39K Dale (801)-573-5642






PUNTA GORDA, new 2006 Char-
iot Eagle Park model. Profession-
aly installed. Resident owned on
lakefront in Waters Edge RV
resort. Site P76. Includes lot.
Asking $125K. 740-989-2201 or
inquire at the office.

1120 WANTED TO BUY

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

1205 LEASE OPTION

PC GATED COMM Beautiful 1/1
Villa $900. mo plus util. ISO Pro-
fessional 941-628-5350

1210 HOMES FOR RENT

*NP Homes Affordable
3BR & 4BR Newer,
Spacious, 941-223-6067
owner broker
4B/3B $29,200 Only $232/mo.
5% Down, 15yrs @ 8%. For list-
ings 800-366-9783 ext 7584
4Bed Foreclosure! Only $236
mth! 5% down 15 yrs 8% for list-
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House's start @ $475
941-629-1121
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SHORT TERM FURNISHED

'WE NEED MORE LISTINGS'

ARCADIA, 2B/1B HORSE
CREEK, fenced 5 ac. $600 mthly
1st, last & dep. (941)-587-7786



AWARD WINNING
SUNBELT MGT.
SERVICES
RENTALS.
2/2/1 Murdock Area,
Toledo Blade, P.C.
$600 Mo
3/2/2 Spacious, Lanai
Waterside, P.C.
$900 Mo
COMPLETE LISTINGS
(941) 764-7777
sunbeltmgtservices.com
BURNT STORE MEADOWS, 3/2
home. 7503 Carissa. $750. mo.
(941)-979-6023
BURNT STORE MEADOWS,
New 3/2 furnished pool home.
$1,500. mo. (941)-979-6023
DEEP CREEK 2 yrs. old, 3/2 w/
home office, upgrades, W/D,
N/S. N/P. Ann. $925. 380-0770


EL JOBEAN 2BR/2BA Mobile
home on canal Pet ok,
BRING YOUR BOAT. $700/mo
941-350-1288
ENGLE. 3929 CAPE HAZE DR
UNIT 103 Near Boca Grande. 3
story townhouse 3200sf. 3/2.5/2
$1195/mo (786)-255-2805
ENGLE. E. GULF COVE Newer
3br/2ba hm Quiet area. Very clead
$900/mo Frank (941)-429-4026
ENGLE., 2/2/1 Saltwater
canal, Nice & clean $750/mo
(941)626-9429 or 941-769-3163


1210 HOMES FOR RENT



ENGLEWOOD $950/MO Pri-
vate, Furn 3/3 + Pool w/mother-in-
law suite. Skip 941-822-2410
ENGLEWOOD 2/1 cozy, all tile,
$650 mo. 1st., last & sec. Pets
okay. 860-573-9206, 941-907-6633





Englewood
2/2 Ballon Ave $700/A
2/2 Essence,Dbl wide $ 650/A
3/1 New York Ave, pool, duplex
$750/A
3/2 Bougainvillea $750/A
Venice
2/2 Loyola Rd. fenced $800/A
N. PORT
3/2 Pepper $900/A
Rotonda
2/2 Boundary, Lanai $ 500/A
2/1 Boundary $ 575/A
Pt. Charlotte
2/2 Midway, fenced $ 700/A
$50 gift card @ move in
2/1.5 Abscott, canal $ 675/A
2/1 Conway Blvd (W) $675/A
4/2 Gibralter $800/A
All new interior.
3/2 Cochran Blvd $650/A
Short Term or Seasonal
2/2 Polynesian Village from $700
2/2 Harbor Cove from $1000
2/1 Green St from $700
2/1 LB Breezes from $1200
1/1 Riverhouse from $1200
1/1 Harbor Village from $900
3/2 N.Port, pool from $1500
Diana Legg, Mgr.
Your Rental Experts
941-681-1189
941-475-7011
website: www.icre.us

ENGLEWOOD 3/2/2 Pool
home. Stainless steel appli-
ances, granite, tile $1100/mo
941-525-3127
ENGLEWOOD EAST
3/2/2 2300+ sq.ft.
Lanai, pool, $1050.
2/2/2 htd pool $900
WEST COAST PROP. MGT
9414730718
RentalsFlorida.net
ENGLEWOOD, 2/1, Central AC
& heat, large yard. $600. mo.
1st, last & sec. (941)-416-5416
ENGLEWOOD, 2/1, lanai,
fenced yard, CHA. $700. mo
(941)475-9689 (941)-539-1610


ENGLEWOOD, WATERFRONT
3/2 on Bay w/ dock & lift. Quiet
area! $1000. mo. 941-979-2649




For a Complete List Go To
eraportcharlotte.com
$550 ..............................2/1 House- PC
$650 ........................2/2/1 Big Yard NP
$700 ..............................3/2/1 Tile PC
$825.................. 3/2/2 Large yard NP
$875...................... 3/2/2 Fenced PC
$950 ............................3/2/2 Pool- NP
GROVE CITY, 2-3BR/1BA, Ig.
lanai, W/D, furn., direct TV w/
sports pkg. $800 mo + dep.
(941)-697-5423



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

NEED A RENTAL
Paradise Properties
& Rentals, Inc.
941-625-RENT
NOKOMIS 3/2/2, pool, dock, on
canal to ICW, screened lanai, custom
tile & carpet, close to schools, shop-
ping, beach. No smoke. $1595 annu-
al. 1st, last &sec. Call for appt. (941)-
539-2811
NORTH PORT 3/2/2 $800 mo.
with out pool, $1100 with pool.
AAA Property Services
239-223-2463
NORTH PORT 3/2/2 Carpet &
Tile. New home. $600/mo. +
$500 security. 941-628-2606
North Port Rentals
1581 Rada Lane $850.00
Almost New Custom 3/2/2
3023 Wyola Ave. $795.00
3 BR/2BA/2CG Lg Lanai
WWW.pelicanpm.com
Lic Broker 941-232-8223
NORTH PORT, 2079 Atwater Dr.
3/2/2, $825/mo. $825 sec. dep.
(813)-326-7000. Ready now.
NORTH PORT, 3/2/2+ den,
1900 sf tile firs, st. steel appl,
granite, jetted tub, screen lanai,
gorgeous $1000. 941-492-4699
NORTH PORT, San Mateo area,
3BR/2BA/2CG, lanai, $1000.
Furn or not. Rick (754)-244-0347
NORTH PORT- 3/2/2, newly
refurbished. All appliiances.
$850. mo. (941)423-2848
Northport/PC Line Newer
3/2/2, all appl's, Pet Friendly
$950/mo 321-239-0647


NP 3/2/2 1650SF, Corner lot.
Close to 1-75. 6010 Ganyard Ave.
$900 (941)-244-2306
NP Brand new 3/2/3 Fresh water
canal. $975/mo 2757 Town Ter
(off Cranberry) 941-815-1273
NP NEWER 3/2/2, 4656 Pixley
Lane, off North Biscayne. $875
mo. Call 941-362-7522.
NP, Cottage, 2/1 + Den, $550.,
Spacious 2/2, $600., New,
3/2/2, $1100. Clean homes.
Annual lease. 1st, Last & Sec.
941-320-3583


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1210 HOMES FOR RENT

NP- 3668 EAGLE PASS ST
3/2/2 2000sf, Near 175, Clean,
$1150. + Sec. (941)-380-1311
NP-5608 KISMET, 3/2/1 TILED,
Nice yard, new paint, lanai
$750/MO 941-391-4018 Tony


P.C. 2/1.5/CP, CHA, Lrg. liv.
rm. lanai, view, f/w canal,
sm. pet, $699/mo. $500.
sec. dep. 2351 Easy St.
260-466-1521.
PC 2/2 or 3/2, tile, lanai, appl.
w/d 675-$995 mo. 1st + sec.
Ann. Sm. pet ok (941)-626-1514
PC 2 or 3 BR pool home on canal
$900 or $1000, furn./unfurn.
2400 sf. Call 409-621-6303.
PC 2/1/cp & storage, all tile,
Rent or Rent to own. $550/mo
+ security (941)-276-2222
PC 2/1/CP Tile, lanai
New kitch/bath $580/mo
22227 Montrose Ave
Marta Moran Sun Realty
239-404-9434
PC 2/2/1 FWC, FL rm, workshop,
clean, quiet, NS/NP. 1st, last, sec.
$725/mo. 941-764-0654
PC 2BR 1BA, carport, shed.
Nice area. $450 mo. No pets.
1st, last, sec. 941-575-0845.
PC 2BR/2BA/1CG Pool home.
on Canal, w/ boat lift.
$900/mo + damage deposit
(802)-363-5619
PC 3/2, lanai, garage, Lincoln
Lane............................ $650
PC 3/2, tile floors, Starlite
........... ......... ...... ......... $550
PC 2/2, furnished, Swenson
.......................... ......... $ 8 5 0
PC 3/2.5 pool, furn..$1200
unfurn $1000 Como St.
NP 3/2, Buswell ............$850
NP 2/2 condo, Sabal Trace.
.......................... ......... $ 9 0 0
We need homes & condos
yearly & seasonal.
Cornerstone Real Estate
(941)-650-4720

PC 3/2/CP, must see, super clean
all tile, w/d, senior disc. $750. +
sec. incl. lawn maint. 941-7430348
PC ATTRACTIVE, clean,
3/2/2, Sm. pet ok $875 mo +
$600 sec. 766-9525.
PC off Quesada. 2/1 Pool
Home. Updated, Bonus rm.
$800 (941)-350-1288
PC Lrg., 2 bdrm, 1 bath,
central heat & air NEW
blinds & carpets, No Pets
$550. (941)-743-3489
PC, 4411 Conway, 3/2/Car Port,
waterfront. Clean. Appliances.
$650. mo (860)-978-2407
PC, Large new 3/2/2. Harbor
access. Close to Beach Complex.
$1100. mo. (941)-255-3530
PG Burnt Store Meadows New
3/2/2, Pool. 2100sf, furn
$1200/mo (941)-505-7479
PG Cute 3/2/2 Burnt Store
Meadows Furnished @
$1000/mo. 7400 S. Blue Sage
Karen Tammen, Realtor
800-445-6560
cell...941-380-0639
karent@remax.net
PG, 4bd/2ba Lg Country
Kitchen $850/mo 1st mo. &
$800/sec Des. n 941-7265077
PG, 4BR/3BA, appliances,
unfurnished. Annual $800 mo.
S8 OK, Owner 561-702-7300
PGI Sailboat Water
Pnnl Hnmsr__ _
2330 Via Veneto Dr -$ 995.00
Reduced L e 2/2/2 Dock&Lift
2517 Brazilia Court- $995.00
3/2/2 2000 SO FT-Imm Occ
WWW.pelicanpm.com
Lic Broker-(941) 232-8223
PGI CANAL 3/2/2 2800 sf, boat
lift, new appl., fenced yard, lawn
care incl. $1100. 609-602-3388.
PGI CANAL 3/2/2, 5 min. to
Harbor & boat lift, 2400 sf, Ig.
lanai/pool, beautiful canal view.
Annual $1800mo.562-397-2755
PORT CHARLOTTE- Furnished
1/1/CP; 2/2/1 duplex in Punta G.
RentAHome Srvs 661-1770
PORT CHARLOTTE 2/2/1,
All Tile. Pets OK, nice loc. $700
mo. or $175 wk. 941-769-4720
PORT CHARLOTTE 3/1/1
All Tile. Pets OK. $800. mo. or
$200. weekly. 941-769-4720
PORT CHARLOTTE EDGEWA-
TER AREA. Fully furn. turnkey.
Direct water access 3/2/2,
$1100 mo. Call 239-821-4750.
Port Charlotte Rentals-Imm Occ
2027 Giralda Street- $695.00
2 BR / 2 BA Large Yard
22417 Hernando Ave $525.00
2BR / 1 BA Large Lanai & CP
3 Bedroom 1 Bath $595.00
21338 Percy Avenue
WWW.pelicanpm.com
Lic Broker- (941) 232-8223
PORT CHARLOTTE, 3/1, $575.
mo. + $575. Sec. Avail, now. Call
Jim for details. (941)-726-5077
PORT CHARLOTTE, 3/2, big
yard, pets OK. $695. 1st & dep.
req'd. Avail, now (561)-351-5390
PORT CHARLOTTE, 3/2, den,
1st & sec. req'd. $750 mo. 941-
204-3197 or 941-380-0612
PORT CHARLOTTE, 3/2/2,


2450 sf, pool, 6 appliances,
whirlpool bath, shed, $1000/mo.
(941)-628-1203
PORT CHARLOTTE, 3/2/2, on
FW canal. $750. mo. & 2/2/1,
$700. mo. (941)-627-8842
PORT CHARLOTTE, Cute
2/2/CP, Furn. or Unfurn. NP
$625. incl. lawn. 941-268-9008
Rentals
M&M Property MGMT
CALL 941 473-9616 or
mmpropertymgmtcom


1210 HOMES FOR RENT




Rentals Priced Right
Lower Sec Deposits
Clean & Ready
941-629-1243
sunstarrentals.com
ROTONDA LAKES, 2/2/2 pri-
vate lake, dock, fishing, $795.
786-271-2924, 239-3534378
ROTONDA WEST beautiful new
home, 3BR/2BA/2CG, stainless
appl., granite, screened in pool,
No Pets/Smoke. $1500 mo.
(561)-289-9900
ROTONDA, 2/2/1, on canal,
pool, Annual $600 mo + dep. 53
Rotonda Cir. (941)474-2400
ROTONDA:
3/2/1 lanai, Ig. yard
tile & carpet $750.
WEST COAST PROP. MGT
9414730718
RentalsFlorida.net
S. GULF COVE 3/4 BEDROOM
2Ba H20/Front, htd. pool, docking
Gulf access, Pets OK $1100
631-275-5752 Rklein@eplus.com
S. VENICE 4BR/2BA w/
fenced yard Pets OK.
$1200/mo 941-497-1993
S. VENICE, 1/1, fenced yard.
Nice location. $695. + $300.
Sec. 941-485-2578 or 468-8228
SOUTH VENICE 3/2/2, Newer
2000 SF, Open floor plan, all
appl, screened lanai $1100.
Sm. pets ok. 941-492-4699
VENICE 2/2 w/ FL rm + inside
laundry. CLEAN! All appls. NS,
$850+dep 941-735-8686
VENICE CHESTNUT CREEK 3/2/2
118 Woodingham Dr $1000
Reduced rent for maint 720-244A686
Venice East 2BR/2BA/1CG
NICE, CLEAN, CITY WATER.
$800/MO (941)-493-6142
VENICE GREAT HOMES
$700-$975 941-4924280
Gulf Coast Rentals & Real Estate
Co.
VENICE ISLAND 3/2
Luxury waterfront Penthouse.
$1950/mo. 941-488-8143
VENICE ON THE ISLAND
2-3BR/2/lcg 508 Beatrice,
updated, closed lanai Annual
$1100/mo 941-488-5218
VENICE, IRONWOOD Capri Isles
beauty, just bring your tooth-
brush. 2BR/2BA/2CG, fully furn.
home. Hi ceilings, tile throughout,
private fenced in patio & heated
comm. pool. Just $1200 mo.
incl. everything elec., phone,
cable, internet, water, garbage
pickup, landscaping & irrigation.
Avail. May 1. 3-6 mo lease min.
No pets. Call Lee 941- 320-4285.
VENICE/NOKOMIS A Cozy 2BR
Clean, quiet, appliances, porch,
garage. Nice yard. Avail. May 1st.
$750/mo (845)-3094268

1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT
27 UNFURNISHED CONDOS
Almar Rentals & Mgt.Services
941-627-1465 Almar-Rentals.com
ANNUAL RENTALS
lbed/2bed Condos
All utilities paid
except electric.
BIRD BAY REALTY
Venice office
941-484-6777 or
1-800-464-8497
CHARLOTTE HARBOR WATER-
FRONT Brand new condo, 3/2.5.
$1200. mo. (941)-979-6023
DC 2/2 All new, 1,000 SF, near
golf course, pool, $650 mo. plus
security.941-628-8467
DC, 2BR 2BA, 2nd fir, Pool, Ten-
nis, Lakeview, W/D, NS/NP. Sec.
$595 mo. 941-276-4650.
DEEP CREEK 2br/2ba/2cg
Villa, W/D hook up, $725/mo
(941)-204-1304 or 815-8795
ENGLE :QUAILS RUN CONDO
55+ 1/1.5 $595 renovat-
ed! Incl water, cable, pool.
AMENITIES! 1 mile from beach non
smoker, 239-738-2833
Convenient To Everything!
ENGLE. Bay Condo. Luxury, furn,
ann. Pool, spa, 5 min. to beach.
Photos avail. $975. 865-719-2316


1240 CON DOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

ENGLEWOOD 1ST MONTH
FREE 12 mins from venice 2br
w/ den 2 ba 1300sf, pool
$399. moves you in $750/mo
941-4730450
ENGLEWOOD/CAPE HAZE
furn. 2/2 condo, very clean, pool,
golf/beaches nearby. 1st, last,
sec. NS NP $700.941-457-1499
HERITAGE OAK PARK Condo
2/2 Lake View. $795. mo.
w/water. 941-627-0212
LAKE SUZY/Crystal Bay, beau-
tiful furnished 2/2, lake side
pool, $800 mo 941-769-1111
NORTH PORT Gated commu-
nity Talon Bay, 2br/2ba Neat-
ly furn. activity ctr & pool.
Perfect location Affordable
Lease or Rent 941-661-4463
PC Beautiful 2B/2B, golf view,
new appl., W/D, heated pool, gym,
tennis, $700. 973-786-6770
PC HERITAGE Oak Park 3/2/CP
1463sf, Gated Comm, End Unit,
Upgraded Appl, Pool + extras
$850 mo. (941)-7434742
PC, RIVERWOOD. New 3/2/2,
gated, unfurn., all appliances,
w/d, grnd fir, water incl. screened
lanai, pool-tennis-golf. $900 plus
security. (513)574-8311
PC, 2/2, Water, cable, W & D, incl.,
pool, tennis. Sm. pet OK. $725 furn.
$695 unfurn. 941-763-9052
PG, 2/2, 1276 SF, W/D, pool,
no pets. $700/mo, 1st., last,
sec. annual, (941)-639-8125
PG, EMERALD POINTE, Water-
front Tennis, pools, dock, nicely
furn, 1-2BR's. 941-626-3350
PGI Near Fishermans Village,
2BR/2BA w/ 2 lanais, Waterview,
docks, pool, etc... fully fum.
$800/mo (941)-457-1661 or
941-258-6804
PORT CHARLOTTE Promenades
West. 1BR, Avail. now. $550 mo.
Pool, tennis. (941)-629-6481
PORT CHARLOTTE, 55+ new
1500 SF villa, 2/2/2, club house,
pool, $850. (616)-293-9197
PORT CHARLOTTE- 2/2 tile
throughout, pool privileges. No
pets. $650. mo. (941)-625-6665
PUNTA GORDA, New 2/2/1 w/
Den. 321 West Virginia Ave.,
Historic District. Great loca-
tion. Walk to everything!
$950. mo. Call Albert 941-
628-2883
VENICE -ISLAND WALK Gated
,2 story, 4BR/3BA/ 2CG. Fur-
nished, utils paid, $1250/mo
941-380-0807 or 497-2493
VENICE ATHENS TOWNHOUSE,
Luxury living in a rental unit 2/2 3 blks
to bch & shops. 941485-7645
VENICE BIRD BAY Villa, 2/2/CP,
updated, near pool, furn, quiet &
nice. $830. incl. utils* 6-8 mo.
lease min NS NP 941-483-3455
VENICE IRONWOOD VILLA
Capri Isles, furn. 2BR/2BA/2CG,
941-412-0570 or 941-320-7971
VENICE ISLAND 2/2 furn. 1st fir
Lanai. 6 mo. or annual lease.
$700 mo. N/P. (978)-257-2567.

1285 COTTAGES FOR RENT
P.C. GUEST COTTAGE on priv.
estate. Partial Furn, 5 mins. fr. I-
75, 2 blks to Kings Hwy. $115
wk. ALSO 40' trailer, part. furn.
$100 wk. BOTH incl. util.,
water & elec. (941) 815-7581

1300 DUPLEXES FOR RENT
ARCADIA, 1/1 on Peace River,
all util incl. $550. + Sec. (863)-
558-1130
ARCADIA, 2B/1B, w/sm build-
ing wash/dry hook-up, water
& garbage FREE 863-990-
2220
DEEP CREEK 2/2/1 All tile.
Quiet & private. W/D hook-up.
$650. 1st & Sec 941-661-6538.
E. ENGL, NEWER 2BR /2BA,
New paint, water incl. sm pet ok
$695 mo Ist/1st (941)474-3580
EAST ENGLE., Spacious 2/1,
cath. ceiling, laundry rm., Lawn
maint incl. $600. (941)-460-9403
ENGL/MANASOTA KEY, LIVE
AT THE BEACH!! Clean, furn 1/1 &
2/2. Quiet area incl. water, yard
maint. Avail 'til Feb '10 750-850
(941)661-4871


ANNUAL HOUSES &CONDOS ALSO AVAILABLE
red,1525sq ft .......................$575

1 NR ET -3/1.5,Ven coand, 1 ered79 sq.ft sq. ........ ............ ....................$850 7
oiered 009sq. ft.... ... .........$825

i c24-en r ens, etsconsidered, 1170sq. ft............................... $875
6 M I 2 S Veni 115 sqft................................................................$900
S-7"CAPMA V -2 Venice Eas ts considered, 1262 sq. ft..................................... $900
ilp jI t ns,.1,1#4 8 sq. ft .................................................... ......$975

4 B RAEMA R 2/2/2,Plantation, 1597 sq. ft.............................................................. .... $1100
509 LAGORCE 3/2/1, Venice Gardens, pets considered, 1818 sq.ft ............................. ..$1100
11474TINDER COURT 2/2/2/den, StoneyBrook, 1898sq. ft......................................... .$1200
724 SILK OAK 3/2/2, GrassyOaks 11, 1670sq.ft................................................. $125
2096 MATTAMY- 4/22, The Enclaves, pets considered, 2068 sq. ft............................$1350
4892 KENT ROAD 3/2/2/pool, South Venice, pets considered, 1730 sq.ft........................ $140
, 91 MARSH CREEK RD 2/24oo0 l, Sawgrass, 1884 sq.ft........................................ $145
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1300 DUPLEXES FOR RENT 1320 APARTMENTS FOR RENT 1320 APARTMENTS FOR RENT


ENGLEWOOD
1/1/cp water inc $495
2/2/cp downtown$650
WEST COAST PROP. MGT
9414730718 or 8774680667
ENGLEWOOD 2BR Duplex, quiet
street with extra's, very nice. Call
941-468-5799.



ENGLEWOOD
2br/lba $550
Recent remodel, W/D
No smoking/Pets
1st & Sec 941-400-1670

ENGLEWOOD/MANASOTA
KEY, furn. clean 1BR/1BA 660
ft. to priv. stairs to Gulf, N/S,
No pets. Sr. friendly
(941)475-2657

Harbour Heights 2/2 duplex.
Renovated, all tile. $675/month.
(941)-235-1212
MURDOCK, 2BR/2BA/
GARAGE, CHA, fans, pantry,
$600 mo + dep. 941-284-2917.
MURDOCK, 3/2/1 CHA, Indoor
laundry, Sect. 8 approved
$725/mo + sec inclds water.
941-628-6653 or 766-2824
NOKOMIS MOVE IN SPECIAL
2BR Tile throughout, scr. porch
W/D, $675. 941-809-3869
PORT CHARLOTTE HARBOR 1/1
steps to fishing pier. $450. + $300
dep. Pets OK. 239-244-7968
PUNTA GORDA completely
remodeled, tile throughout, 2/1,
$600 mo. (941)-639-2823
PUNTA GORDA WATERFRONT.
1BR Duplx.+many Xtras, $550
mo. ann.I NP,NS 941-626-9652
VENICE GARDENS 1/1 Florida
room, utility, carport, water incl.
$650 1st & last. 941-492-2425.
VENICE GDNS 338 Briarwood
Nice extra large 2/2, Lake front
remodeled NS/NP $675/
molst/I/sec (941)493-0735

1320 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

Affordable Senior Living: 1 bed-
room apt. available ASAP, first
week of May. Water view, must be
62YOA and meet income limits
call Presbyterian Homes at 941-
629-6664.


EQUAL HOUSING
OPPORTUNITY
ARCADIA 2/1 duplex w/ laun-
dry & carport, in town, $600 Mo
+ sec. dep. 863-491-8242 or
863-558-1113.
ARCADIA- 1Bdrm. Kitchen &
Bath. $485. mo. $250. Sec.
Water Included. (863)-558-2031


HAMPTON POINT APTS.
currently is offering 3 & 4 bed-
rooms starting at $675.
No rent until 2009!
Located off Rampart Blvd.
Call (941) 979-1001
today for move-in specials.
CHAR. HARB., Park area, 2/2.
$650. 1.5/1, $550. First, sec.
Lease. NP/NS. 941-743-4663
CHAR. HARBOR 1/1 central air
& heat, tile floors, W/D hook up.
$475 1st + Sec. (941)-575-1260
CLUBSIDE APTS.
1 bedroom Avail. $99 Moves
you in. Call (941)488-7766.
DEEP CREEK Sunnydell Commons
Apts. 2 & 3BR's, $700 & $850. 1st
& last req. Call 941-204-3224.
ENGLEWOOD WATERFONT 1/1,
Very Clean, Close to Shopping, N/P
$495/mo 941475-5409
ISLAND OF VENICE
Eft, 1 & 2 br, 1-yr lease. Immed.
occup. No pets. (941)416-5757
MANASOTA KEY, steps to
beach. 1 & 2 bed, util. & cable
incl. Sm. pets, $175-$230 wk.
Long term. 941-716-3660
NORTH PORT Furnished Apart-
ment, 1/1 $500mo. $300dep.
N/S N/P (941)-276-4771
NORTH PORT studio apt., fully
furn. $300 mo. (941)-426-3575
NORTH PORT
VICTORIA POINTE APTS.
Conveniently located at Sumter &
Appomattox along the greenway
1/1 starts @ $412
2/1 starts @ $555
941-423-8720



NORTH PORT, 2/1 close to
stores, new tile, 1st, last & sec.
$575 mo. (941)-426-8353
NORTH PORT, very clean,
furn., Util. incl. W/D, Cable. 5 min
from MCC (941)-323-0674
NP 2/1 apts. for rent, $550 mo.
+ $550 sec. 205 Santurce Ave.
Call Jim Krain (941)-726-5077.
PC GREAT Price! Great loc! Start
your New Year right, 1,2,3, & 4BR
apts. Avail. now. Call Today.
Call 941-627-3900
PC 1B/1B unfurn. $400 mo. no
smoking, no pets, annual.
Gateway Mgmt 941-629-8190
PG, FURN 1/1 on Peace River with
view. N/P Water incld. Annual
$600mo+$300sec 941-505-8291
PG, 2 bedroom apt. in private
home. Fully furn. Cable & utilies
incl. $750. mo.+$500 dep.
(941)-505-1005
PUNTA GORDA, 1BR starting
@ $425,2BR $550.
Studio $425. With 12mo lease,
3rd mo free. Small Deposit
941-628-6834


PUNTA GORDA EFF. $160 week,
1 Bedrm apt $195 wk. Incl util.
Triangle Motel 941- 639-8356
ROTONDA 2/1 Ceramic firs, laun-
dry rm, Pets Ok. Imo. Sec +
$525/mo Nice Area 941-697-9254

TOLEDO CLUB APTS.
LUXURY
COMMUNITY.
New Year's
Savings
Studio's /$535
1bd apts/$613
2bd apts/ $675
941-423-6600

ii Venice 1 Bedroom.
- Accepting Section 8
Vouchers (941)488-7766
VENICE BIRD BAY Villa, 2/2/CP,
updated, near pool, furn, quiet &
nice. $830. incl. utils* 6-8 mo.
lease min NS NP 941-483-3455
VENICE ISL, 2br/lba, near hosp,
on Plaza Mayor. $750/mo. incl
water & cable. $650 Sec. 941-587-
9997
VENICE ISLAND 1bd near beach
& downtown, Grnd floor, inclds
water $495 (941)488-2613
VENICE ISLAND 1BR & Eff.
clean, neat. Walk to beachs, dntown
$125wk + 1-800-7464030
VENICE ISLAND APTS 1 bedrm.
apt avail. Close to beach & down-
town. 941-7354020
VENICE ISLAND Eff Close to
Everything F/L/S Util/Laundry incl
N/P, N/S $675 941-4830053
VENICE ISLAND Studio apt, No
pets. 2nd floor S450/mo
941-484-2206 or 941-485-5698
VENICE-SPACIOUS 2/1.5, Unfurn,
Close to shopping, $700mo, 1st
Last + Sec (941)-966-2762 aft 6pm
VENICE-IST MONTH FREE
1br $600, 2BR $675. N/Pets.
Sea Jay Apts, under new mgmt.
941-232-9893


Woodmere
Apts of Venice
Luxury
Community
New Year's
Savings
1 bd apts $670
2/bd apts $755
941-496-4161

1340 MOBILE HOMES
FOR RENT

ENGL. furnished lbr/lba 55+
Park, No pets, $575/mo w/ 1
yr lease. (941)-474-8458
ENGL. lbr/lba 55+ Park, No
pets, $365/mo w/ 1 yr lease.
(941)-474-1353


PARADISE REALTY OF VENICE

941-488-1111

3 bedroom plus den, large fenced pool and

pet yard, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen,

Island of Venice. $239,000



COLDWELL BANKER

RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE

941-914-2460

Florida Cottage, 3 bedrooms, updated

home, perfect starter or winter retreat.

Close to the beaches, downtown Venice,

room for that RV/ Boat. Fenced yard with

screened lanai. $89,900



REMAX ALLIANCE GROUP

941-486-8686

Plantation 3BD, 3BA, 2CG home.

Courtyard has both a heated pool and spa.

Detached bedroom with kitchen. Country

club membership optional. $319,900



HACKWORTH REALTY GROUP LLC

941-485-9147

Split plan home with beautiful park-like

setting on a corner lot in a nice quiet

neighborhood close to Jacaranda Library.

Central utilities. $149,900

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1340 MOBILE HOMES
FOR RENT

ENGLE. VHL, off 771 Near Pub-
lix. 2BR/2BA/CP furnished, lanai,
W/D, No pets $525. inclds. utils.
1st & sec. Avail May- Dec. 28th
(941)-697-1425
PG 55+, 2/2, lake view, fur-
nished near Hwy 75, 1st mo. rent
+ sec dep. (941) 505-2960.
PORT CHARLOTTE, 55 + com-
munity, furnished 2/2, $850 mo.
(941)-661-6029
PUNTA GORDA, unfurnished
2/2, $600 mo. (941)-661-6029
NOCATEE & KINGS HWY.
Several avail. From $400 -
$750. Nocatee & Kings Hwy. Incl
CHA 1st & Sec 941-624-0355
VENICE ISLES ESTATES 55+,
1 LG br, kitchen & living room.
FL room, 1 bath fully furn.
Washer & dryer. $650/mo 1st,
last & sec. 941-480-9202

1350 EFFICIENCIES
FOR RENT

PC, ALL 2 ROOM suites fully
furn. Waterfront, wireless internet
$200 & up. (941)-629-4046
BANANA BAY Waterfront Motel
Extended Stay Program starts
now! $200/wk incl. utilities. (6
week min.) or $350/wk. Small
pet OK. Pt Char (941) 743-4441
NOKOMIS, 119 N Us 41. Fully
equipped, pool, shopping &
beach near by. Starting @
$149/week. (941)488-1155
PC PVT. ENT./BATH w/jacuzzi,
cooking area, pool/waterfront.
Ref/sec. $140wk 941-624-0169
P.C. off Cornelius. Lg Studio
BRAND NEW CARPET & REMODEL
Scrd lanai, country setting. $500
incl until. & satelite Refs 941-624-
6839

1360 ROOMS FOR RENT

NP/PC AREA, Room, private
bath, incl. all util. (W&D). Close to
shopping. $500 mo. (941)624-6067.
PC ROOM FOR RENT, house priv-
ileges. $100 weekly, $100 secu-
rity. Call 941-258-7328.
PC Room, all access, no pets.
Midway/Harbor area.$200/ move
in $115/wk. (941)-661-8585
PC/ENGL. ONLY $100/Wk Priv
entr, cable, ac. util incl. 941-
681-1161, 941-276-3134
PG, FURN., all incl. $120 wk.
2-3 BR apt. $850 mo. N/P, 941-
639-1089,941-623-7921
PG, CLEAN fully furn. room, all
amenities, pool, cable, 50" TV,
$90 all inclusive, move in $140.
(941)-286-1864
PORT CHARLOTTE, full use of
totally remodeled home on water.
$100 wk. (941)-204-0711
SOUTH VENICE 1/1 No pets.
Separate entrance. $500/mo,
includes utilities. (941)-496-9109
VENICE WOODMERE Park room-
mate to share 2BR/2ba pool privdg.
$416 + utils. (941)493-1035

1370 RENTALSTO SHARE

NORTH PORT, NEWER 3/2/2
shows like a model, near Cranberry
El. 1st mon. Free+sec. $750. 941-
4576888 Avaliable Now!
ROOM AND BATH 75.00 WKLY
1 MEAL AND LAUNDRY INCL.,
FOR SINGLE MALE. REDUCED
RENT FOR HELP AROUND
HOUSE 941-286-9797

1390 VACATION/
SEASONAL RENTALS

ENGLEWOOD CONDO,
furnished,2BR/2BA GREAT
off season prices.
201-638-5805
NOKOMIS, direct Bay front,
2/1.5, w/boat dockage. Pet
okay. $2000 (941)-408-3509
NORTH PORT New, 3/2 Furn.
Non-smokers, no pets.
$2000/mo. 941-493-0623
ROTONDA (White Marsh) New
Pool Home, golf green area. Look
Now for next yr. 239-530-7584.
ROTONDA- 3br/2ba N/S
Executive Condo, marble
B-tub w/spa jets Pool,
Beautifully furn. $1999/mo.
Lots of amenities! ALSO 2BR
UNFURN. Avail $725 + utils
& dep. 941-268-5275
www.LKVillas.com
VENICE ISLAND DUPLEX
2/2 lanai, laundry, carport.
3mo. $5100, 6mo. $9600.
Great locat. 941-483-1146
VENICE, 2br/2ba HOME, fully furn,
50+ resort fac. Wkly, Mo, Yearly.
516-728-7487 or 516-728-2991
VENICE, VENTURA VILLAGE
4BD/2BA, GATED/POOL COM-
MUNITY JOE 941483-9093

1500 LOTS & ACREAGE

MISSION VALLEY NOKOMIS
1 Acre, prim location on
Mission Valley Blvd. Opposite


Mission Valley Country Club.
County Water
REDUCED TO $169,900
BROKERS PROTECTED
(941)-232-0392
PINE ISLAND 7.5 acres, Part
Cleared, Water access, small
boat/Kayak Was $395K now
$110K Owner will finance
(941)-697-4752
PUNTA GORDA 2.2 acres paved
rd, trees, fenced, horses ok,29390
Bryan Wy $44,900. 941- 815-1808


1500 LOTS & ACREAGE


6 on canal, all choice, best areas
from $19,900. 941-697-3304






TELLICO VILLAGE lots on TN
River, S. of Knoxville off 1-75.
$3,900 owner fin 865-458-0089

1600 BUSINESS FOR SALE

FLORIDA'S BEST gel candle
manufacturing company, fully
equipped. New location required.
Owner will train & provide sup-
port. (941)-626-5173
LEATHER BUSINESS, estab-
lished 13+ years, inventory &
suppliers, TURNKEY. Best offer
over $40K. (941)-626-3559

1610 BUSINESS RENTALS

ENGLEWOOD
EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES
Receptionist, free utils, plus
all free support services
Towers Executive Center
A Friendly Place to be!
628 NO INDIANA AVE. SS776
Across from FOXWOOD
Katie or Mike 460-8209
Murdock Area
Prof. Plaza41 Frontage
Approx. 650 sf & 980 sf
All Florida GMAC Real Estate
941-629-1121




Port Charlotte
Executive Office Suites
Receptionist, all util. &
other support svcs.
Omni Executive Center
A Friendly Place to be!
4055 TAMIAMI TRAIL
Across from Bob Evans. Call
Marj or Jan 941-627-9755
PC OFFICE 900 Sq. Ft. off Con-
way. $1000 month, includes ALL
utilities. 941-286-0555.
PG on US 41 Retail / Office
space 265 3,000 sq ft
Starting @ $495.95
FLIP, 941-505-0482

PUNTA GORDA
3691 Tamiami Tr. 1000 sf pro-
fessional office space avail.
April 1st. 941-815-6353.

Retail/Office space, Competi-
tive rates, Great co-tenants
Commodore Realty, Inc.
941-485-6246 x 40
VENICE Offices/Warehouses &
office-warehouse combo's, All
sizes & locations. 941485-1119

1615 INCOME PROPERTY

VENICE MINI Storage Facility
425 units, various sizes, nearly
full, low rates, Price reduced.
1.350M. MaryBeth Wilson,
Preferred Prop. Realtors.
941-484-6279
VENICE, MARKETPLACE, 46K
sq.ft. 300 booths, partially
filled. 3.5 Acres, A/C, ample
parking. $4.2M. MaryBeth Wil-
son, Preferred Prop. Realtors.
941-484-6279

1620 COMMERCIAL/
INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY




een ice
Saturday April 4th 12:30
19 Office/Warehouse Condos
1,489 to 9,798 Total SF
By Combining Units,
Built in 2006, Zoned PID
Easy access to 1-75
Some with No Minimum







9+/- Acres Zoned CG
Commercial, 390 ft on Busy
Taylor Rd in Punta Gorda.
Build a Mini mall, offices,
medical uses, retail center,
many other uses. Income on
site now from a nursery.





CHARLOTTE HARBOR-
Used car lot w/office, State\
approved, next to Harbor
Nissan, ALSO Tractor trailer
parking. ALSO Outside storag
or trucks, boats, campers, etc]
ALSO Office space available
Call Greg 941-204-9029
or Stan 941-628-8755

FOR SALE OR RENT 14,000
s.f. on 5 acres, fenced, zoned I.L.
Rent $3800. mo. 863-494-2651

GASPARILLA INDUSTRIAL
f PARK light industrial units on
771-brand new, 1000 sq ft ans
up with 12x14 overhead doors
1 $600 mo. located 1 mile |


from Publix on 776
all Stan 941-628-8755/


1620 COMMERCIAL/
INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY

MURDOCK- Available 900 sf.
built out office space behind Mall
across from High School.
Designed with cabinetry. Easily
altered to suit just about any Pro-
fessional. Hurricane shutters,
beautiful grounds & common
areas. Plenty of parking. $14.00
sf + CAM (941)468-6309
NEW Cl 1200sf Office Ware-
house on 41 AC/Wat/Swr Tax
incl. $750mo 941-505-8530
NORTH PORT PARK OF COM-
MERCE 1,250 tot. sq. ft., O.H.
Doors, 12 X 20 a/c office, glass
storefront 239-289-4004


rM. LIVEr VVUIat dL Ultn dIII
address 4000sf, Stand alone
Bldg. w/ 3 apts. + Retail space.
Ample pking. Central Pt. Charl.
Deluxe. $650K 941-766-1177
PC WAREHOUSE Showroom OH
door, 2000-8000SF, Avail.
$1000/mo. & up. (941)628-1203
PC. Prime office space, 3 units
1,000sf. each. Brand new. Sand-
hill Blvd. Turnkey/Fully built out.
(941)-624-5992
VENICE For Sale, Office/Ware-
house Condo Space units from
420 sq.ft. 941-485-1119

[ WANTED 5-10 ac, zoned Cl
or IL, Hwy exposure, auto related.
Lease w/ opt 941-697-3304


1640 WAREHOUSE
& STORAGE

NP- small office 400 & 800sf
whse. $275 mo + tax per 400
SF, 941-661-6720 575-1908
PT CHARLOTTE Storage
trailer 8'x40' in Secured area.
$100/mo (941)-661-4463
VENICE, Brand New. Good For
Business, Hobbyist, Hot Rod &
Storage 13'3'x32'x6' $55K. Nor-
man Holloway Realtor Coldwell
Banker (941)416-1400


2000


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2030 Medical
2035 Musical
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2050 SkilledTrades
2060 Management
2070 Sales
2090 Child/Adult
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2100 General
2110 Part-time/
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2120 Position/Job
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Bay Plaza. 941-485-4247
INSURANCE AGENCY, ESTAB-
LISHED, Looking for 220 or 440
license. Must know auto, home
and flood. If you are looking for
stability and exc. benefits, fax
resume to 941-639-1270
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OFFICER, FL CERTIFIED
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to hardeeso.com or 863-7730304.

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2030 MEDICAL

Assisted Living Facility
seeks candidates for few open
positions LPN, CNA, Cook.
Experienced only. Good wages
& working conditions. Apply in
person, no phone calls: Punta
Gorda Elderly Care Center
2295 Shreve St. Punta Gorda,
Fl. 33950 EOE / DFWP

Certified Nursing Assistants
FULL TIME / PART TIME
Tired of being just a number...
at HARBORCHASE we care
about our employees as much
as our residents.

HarborChase offers competi-
tive wages and an excellent
benefits package such as
Medical, Dental, Vision &
401K
Part-time team members
receive benefits at 20+ hours.
For consideration please apply
in person to:
HARBORCHASE OF VENICE
950 Pinebrook Road
Venice, FL 34285
(941) 484-8801 ph (941)
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2030 MEDICAL
Charlotte Behavioral
Health Care, Inc.
1700 Education Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Phone: (941) 639-8300
Fax: (941) 639-6831
Email: resumes@cbhcfl.org
View Jobs/Print Application
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Children's Therapist, FT

FL licensed LMHC, LCSW, or Psy-
chologist. Knowledge & skills in
treating a co-occurring population
is pref. Thorough knowledge of
mental health EBP including
assessment, treatment, rules/
regs (including Florida's Mental
Health Act) is req. Excellent com-
puter/typing skills to document
an electronic medical record.
Responsible for assessing mental
health/substance abuse needs;
developing/implementing mea-
surable & behavioral treatment
plans, providing individual/group/
family therapy for children/ado-
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req. Maintain accurate & timely
documentation for caseload,
meet productivity standards.
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Ibs. Requires standing for long
periods of time. Must obtain Food
Service/Handler Certification with
in 3 months of employment;
(CDM) Certified Dietary Manager
certification pref. Responsible for
all kitchen functions including
food purchasing, prep/mainte-
nance of quality/svs standards;
facilities prepared in are in accor-
dance w/ applicable safety/sani-
tary/hygiene regs. Trains dietary
staff in cooking methods/prep/
plate presentation/portion/cost
control. Ensures high quality meal
service (three meals/snacks)
daily for consumers (some
w/special dietary needs) in resi-
dential facilities such as Crisis
Unit and Recovery Center as well
as preparing food for Outpatient
special meetings & programs.
Develop & maintain an employee
meal program. Supervise shift
scheduling and oversight of
Dietary staff. Apply: via email
or fax, include job title
"Dietary Supervisor"
Drug Free Workplace

Desoto
Health & Rehab
has the following opportunities
available
Physical Therapist
Full time/Part time PRN
For consideration submit appli-
cation at: 1002 N. Brevard
Ave. Arcadia. Fax resume to
(863)494-9470 For questions
call: (863)-494-5766

Dietary Aide Full time &
part time. Must be flexible
Apply:
Quality Health Care Center
6940 Outreach Way. North
Port (941)-426-8411
DFWP EOE

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2030 MEDICAL

GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRIC
POSITIONS
DeSoto Memorial Hospital in
Arcadia, FL will soon be open-
ing Senior Life Improvement
Program, a geriatric out-patient
treatment center. We have need
for the following positions:
Program Director-
Overall responsibility for clinical
and administrative functions of
the center. Experience in geri-
atric mental health manage-
ment required. Prefer LCSW,
LMHC or nursing background.
Experience in Partial Hospital
Program a plus
Program Nurse- Responsible
for nursing assessments, treat-
ment, discharge and aftercare
plans, psycho-educational
groups, QI, risk management
and UR. Accredited school of
nursing graduate. BSN pre-
ferred with current license.
If interested in a competitive
salary, outstanding benefits and
working with a dedicated team
of professionals, please e-mail
to ebrewer@premier-care.net or
fax your resume and salary
requirements to 281-922-4114.


MEDICAL ASST. needed FT for
Cardiologist office. Exp. in phle-
botomy. Send resume to: Char-
lotte Sun, 23170 Harborview Rd.
Box M, Port Charlotte, FL 33980

MULTI-MODALITY TECHNOLO-
GIST, experienced needed for
Murdock Family Medicine for it's
busy Harbor Imaging location.
Qualified candidates will have at
least 2+ years experience and
will possess proficiency in CT, MR
and XRAY. Ultrasound experience
a PLUS. Teamwork, strong com-
puter and multitasking skills are
required in this fast paced envi-
ronment. Benefits include: Health,
Dental, 401K w/co match, STD,
Life, paid Holidays and vacation.
Fax resume to Human Resources
at 941-235-7136. EOE/DFWF.

Nurse Educator /
Risk Management RV
Good Customer Service Skills
Come see why we are the
clear choice.
Apply within:
25325 Rampart Blvd.
Port Charlotte, FL 33983

PHYSICAL THERAPIST/
LIC PHYSICAL THERAPIST
ASST./REHAB TECH &
MASSAGE THERAPIST
Full-Time/Part-Time, w/exp. for
Out Patient Rehab Facility.
Fax resume to 941-637-9673

RN & LPN, needed full time and
part time. Please fax resumes to:
941-575-4445
Lic.# H299991531

RN / LPN
FULL TIME & PART TIME
Tired of being just a number...
at HARBORCHASE we care
about our employees as much
as our residents.

HarborChase offers competi-
tive wages and an excellent
benefits package such as
Medical, Dental, Vision &
401K Part-time team mem-
bers receive benefits at 20+
hours. For consideration
please apply in person to:
HARBORCHASE OF VENICE
Skilled Nursing Community
950 Pinebrook Road
Venice, FL 34285
(941) 484-8801 ph
(941) 484-3450 fax
EOE M/F/D/V

UNIT CLERK 60 Beds Skilled
Nursing Facility seeking a moti-
vated individual with excellent
clerical skills. Must have 2 to 3
yrs. computer experience and
able to multi tasks. Experience a
must. Great starting pay and ben-
efits. VILLAGE ON THE ISLE
910 Tamiami Trail Venice, FL Call
941486-5471 to make an app

VETERINARY TECH/ Nurse
Prev. Vet exp. req.
Fax Resume 941-423-3577

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2040 RESTAURANT/ HOTEL

BARTENDER/CASINO
Training
Jobs Are Available
239-334-6300
Ft. Myers
www.BartenderDealer.com

Bartender needed. Full Service
Bar. Time Out Pub Engl
941-474-8599


2040 RESTAURANT/ HOTEL

CHEFS, SOUS CHEFS, LINE
& PREP COOKS. Experi-
enced. Lakeside Restaurant
in beautiful upstate New
York resort town seeking
seasonal kitchen staff mid-
May to September. Accom-
modations available. Email
work history/Resume to
smoff@comcast.net to
schedule interview or mail
c/o PO Box 98, Boca
Grande, FL 33921.

LINE COOK EXPERIENCED
wanted. FT. Apply in person.
Luigi's 3883 Tamiami Tr. Pt Char

2050 SKILLEDTRADES

A/C EXPERIENCED ALL
AROUND SERVICE, SALES &
INSTALLATION TECHNICIAN
Great pay and opportunity.
DFWP & Background check.
Clean DL a must (941)-475-
0680 or fax 941-475-7870
APPLIANCE TECH- Sub Con-
tractor needed. Must be experi-
enced. Top pay. 941-716-1185
COMM REFRIG & A/C Service
Tech 5 yrs Exp. Must Have FL
DL'S. EOE/DFWP. Top Wages &
Benefits. Boyd Bros Svc, 2460
Highlands Rd P.G. 941-627-8881
MECHANIC: CERTIFIED Yama-
ha & Mercury Mechanic. Apply in
person Noahs Marine, 4064 N.
Access Rd. 941474-3300.
PLUMBERS, 5 yr min. exp. only
apply. between lla-3p, 121
Triple Diamond Suite 3, Venice.

2070 SALES

"Yes, you can succeed in this
Real Estate Market! Call Rick
Page @ Century 21 Aztec: 815-
2199".
A/C Exp. Sales Person
A/C Knowledge Self Starter
Apply in person
4372 N Access Rd
Englewood, FL 34224 DFWP
INSURANCE SALES
CAREER
OPPORTUNITY
We are looking for:
Positive, Motivated
Individuals who can:
Work well with Retirees.
We Provide:
Complete Training
and Leads
Management &
Ownership
Opportunities.
Call Stephen Sestilio for
confidential interview at
941-743-2522
Fax: 941-743-2722
SALES AGENTS, licensed, expe-
rienced, qualified, for ADAMS
HOMES, a successful new home
builder, to fill staged/draw,
against commissioned position
with the ability to earn immediate
income. Be a part of a sales team
with a company that has staying
power. Fax your resume to 941-
625-3892. No phone calls please

2090 CHILD/ADULT
CARE NEEDED

TEACHER FOR 1 Yr. old Class,
at Venice area daycare, seeking
loving and energetic team player,
40 hours State Certification
required. FT/PT, paid vacation
and sick leave. CDA preferred,
but not required. Email resume to
anita@cumc.info
or call 941-497-5563
TEACHER. Growing Child Care
facility is seeking a Teacher for 2
year olds. 941-475-2631.
YMCA
AFTERSCHOOL
P/T Group Leaders
40+ hrs, DCF, CPR, First Aid &
Cert Required
LIFEGUARDS
Port Charlotte & North Port
Locations
Life Guard Certs Required
SUMMER CAMP STAFF
Apply at YMCA
19333 Quesada Ave.
Port Charlotte, FL

2100 GENERAL

CAREGIVER/COOK, Exp. pref. at
Gulf Winds ALF, Venice, $9hr. PT,
wkdays/wkends. (941)488-5970
CASHIERS WANTED, P/- for
Produce Market. No exp. nec.
$7.50/hr. to start. (941) 484-
8655. 312 S. Tamiami Trail,
Pioneer Farm Mkt. Venice Island.
DRIVER/WAREHOUSE CLEAN dri-
ving rec, It lifting $8-$9/hr.
941-7434844 or 697-7016 aft 6p
EARN $3200/MONTH
PROCESS HUD REFUNDS
HUD-INFO-HOTLINE
941-556-1300
LIVE IN position, 24/7, caring
for disabled adult. (941)-743-
1003

MODELS NEEDED
Print, commercials, fashion
shows, promos etc. No experi-
ence nessessary, No fees or
tuitions. All ages & types. 5yrs &


up. Under 18, must have parent
or guardian call. 941-955-9128
PEST CONTROL TECH, Exp. or
will train right person. Venice
Call (941) 485-6222 9-12
TRAINED DANCERS, to perform
in theatrical shows 407-733-
6335 or jwillreview@gmail.com
WORK FROM HOME, MOMS
helping moms. No selling. PT/FT
309-255-3684 or www.
workathomeunited.com/sherrie


2110 PARTTIME/
TEMPORARY

ASSEMBLERS- 100 WORKERS
needed- Assemble crafts, wood
items Materials provided. To
$480+ wk. Free info pkg 24 hr.
801-4284893
CASHIERS WANTED, P/T for
Produce Market. No exp. nec.
$7.50/hr. to start. (941) 484-
8655. 312 S. Tamiami Trail,
Pioneer Farm Mkt. Venice Island.

2120 POSITION/
JOB WANTED

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& in print for 28 days!
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ADMINISTRATIVE ASST. needs
job. Quick Books, Excel, etc. 30
yrs. Exp. 863-414-3527


EXECUTIVE CHEF needs work
941-429-2657 leave msg
Culinary degrees and experience.
I'M LOOKING for any job.
$7.25+ an hour. P/- or F/T.
shawn_dano@yahoo.com
LPN 17 yrs. exp. of Alzheimer's &
Stroke Patients. Will give nursing
TLC in your home to your loved
one, will stay over. 941-504-7601
NEED SOMEONE TO CLEAN
FOR YOU OR EVEN DO HOME
SITTING. BARTOW/FORT
MEADE AREA! CALL CINDY AT
863-344-8026
RETAIL, HORTICULTURE back-
ground. Reliable. Jane 941-429-
8337 before 4pm


3000









NOTICES

3010 ANNOUNCEMENTS

ATTENTION LOCAL
HISTORY LOVERS.
The Homesteaders: Early Set-
tlers of Nokomis and Laurel
Revised Edition By Joan Berry
(Turner) ISBN 978-0-557-03154-
2 is available at Amazon.corn,
Lulu.com. Author may be con-
tacted at foxfire08@rocketmail.com

ATTENTION:
SUN
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CUSTOMERS
The Punta Gorda
Customer Service Department
of the Sun Newspaper
is closed as of
January 26, 2009
Please Visit or Call us
at the following
location:
Port Charlotte Office
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941-206-1000
To Place a Classified ad
please call Toll Free:
866463-1638

ADOPTION *
Childless loving married couple
of 13 years longing to adopt. We
promise the best in life & the
brightest of futures. Financially
secure. Expenses paid. Please
call Tom or Beth Toll free 1-
888-910-8926 Bar#0150789

3015 HAPPY ADS



Place your Happy
Ad for only $8.75
3 lines 1 day.


Add a photo for
only $10.00!

Please call

(866)-463-1638



3020 PERSONALS

NEED A SOOTHING TOUCH?


1 Price Special. P.C. Location.
(941)-554-7141
Adorable Tasha.
Stretch & Relax Therapy
941-497-1307
ALONE?
SENIORS DATING BUREAU!
SAFEST since 1977!
(Ages 45-90)
1-800-9224477
24 hours. or log on to:
www.RespectedDating.com


3020 PERSONALS

Relaxation with
STACEY Call For Specials
941-237-1157
SAVANNAH CONVERSATION
RELAXATION & THERAPY
941-467-2538
MISS FYNNE
MON FRI 9AM-9PM
(863)-852-6849

3060 SCHOOLS
& INSTRUCTION
*ED KLOPFER SCHOOLS OF
CNA TRAINING 1 wk class
$249.00 Locations: Sarasota.
PC, Ft. Myers 941-379-2378
CNA CLASS 2 WEEK $300
SPECIAL Books Included. State
testing onsite. 941-822-2290
PHARMACY TECH workshop. 6
week class, $800, includes
books and national exam fee.
Next class 04/29/09, Call
Express toll free @ 866-346-
0660 or expresstrainingser-
vices.corn/pharmacy
PHLEBOTOMY WORKSHOP. 1
day workshop, hands-on training.
Next class 5/09/2009,cost
$200. Call Express toll-free
866-346-0660 or expresstrain-
ingservices.com/phlebotomy

3070 BURIAL LOTS/CRYPTS

ROYAL PALM MemGardens
Punta Gorda, 2 plots Christus
section $1800. (941)-639-7825

3080 TRAVEL/TICKETS

2 TICKETS Crue Fest 2 Gen
Admin Pit Floor 08/28/09 $230
OBO for both 941-626-2658
STONE CRABS Fundraiser $9
FREE STUFF 4/24 7pm
Jana@wphicks.com

3090 LOST & FOUND

LOST DOG lO0mth old Brindle
801b American Bull Dog. Near
Chevy Chase/ Verona area in
PC. Call 941-875-1857 or
629-4243
LOST DOG SHI-TZU female,
11yrs. old, blind, Has collar
w/ Name Zoey. Lost near Bay-
berry Ave in PG. Please call
941-661-7259
LOST TINY YORKIE. Male in the
Spinnaker & Prospect area in
Englewood. REWARD! Family dev-
astated* **FOUND******
LOST THURS. nite 4/2/09,
Miniature Pinscher, 4 yr old
male, very small, toy size, brown
color, name "Whiskey". Stoner
Rd., Englewood. $500 Reward.
(941) 416-2548
LOST: Cat Grey short haired
Russian Blue Female w/
greenish yellow eyes. Med
sized, Answers to Bella. Lost
3/31 in PC Near Abscott &
Midway. 941-889-8030
LOST: DOG Min Pincher
Brown, Near Stoner Rd. in
Englewood Answers to
Whiskey. PIs call
941-416-2548 or 223-3380
LOST: DOG, long haired Chi-
huahua, lost in New York Section
in Pt. Charlotte. Needs medica-
tion. REWARD! (941)-276-2681
RING FOUND in S. Venice near
Jacaranda and 41.
(941) 445-3303


5000







BUSINESS SERVICES

AN OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE
may be required by the City
and/or County. Please call the
appropriate occupational licens-
ing bureau to verify.

5005 ALTERATIONS

ALTERATIONS BY JEAN
at home. Call Jean
(941)-623-2994

5020 APPLIANCE
SERVICE/REPAIR
ALLSTAR APPLIANCE REPAIR
Same day service.
All makes & models.
Call (941)-488-8590

5050 CHILD/ADULT CARE
ALL CHILDCARE
FACILITIES MUST INCLUDE,
WITH ADVERTISEMENT,
STATE OR LOCAL AGENCY
LICENSE NUMBER.
CAREGIVER, AVAIL in your home
FT/PT Exc. refs Reasonable rates.
(941)4688636 Lv. Msg. please
CNA WILL provide care in your
home. Felxible hours & rates.
Call today and have care
or your loved one tomorrow.
Alice (239)-384-2254 Li ..al50776
FLORIDA STATE LAW requires
all child care centers and day
care businesses to register with
the State of Florida. The Sun


Newspapers will not knowingly
accept advertising which is in
violation of the law.
SUSAN ROSE, CNA/Priv. Duty.
Exp. caring, reliable, cert./ lic.
Current local ref. (941)-475-7503

5053 COMPUTER SERVICE

*1A+ COMPUTER REPAIR &
TUTOR... IN YOUR HOME
Reasonable & Prompt!
Sr. Disc. 941-615-7888


5053 COMPUTER SERVICE

Computer Problems?
FLAT RATES. Free Pickup &
Delivery. 941.815.3971

MOBILE COMPUTER repairs,
upgrades, virus removal. Flat
rate. Free PU & del. Prompt!
(941)-743-9787

5054 CONTRACTORS

HARRISON CONSTRUCTION,
LLC, Lic# CGC022862
863-767-0871 or 863-781-2952

5060 DOMESTIC
CLEANING SERVICES

Exp & Ref's Housekeeper now
accepting new Cliental. Competi-
tive Rates. (941)-623-2375
FINE HOUSE Cleaning Service.
Experienced Free Quotes.
Call Anna (941)426-0126
SYLVIAS CLEANING SERVICE
Family operated since 1995
One call we do it all Residential,
Spring, Comm., & Windows
(941)-223-4216 or 493-3173

5075 ERRAND/ SHOPPING

I WILL DO errands, take to
Doctors, be companion, light
cleaning and laundry? Please call:
(941)6260188

5100 HOME & COMMERCIAL
IMPROVEMENT

*CONCRETE *
High Quality Low Price
Driveway, sidewalks, patios LIC. &
INS. FREE EST 941-497-0907 or
586-4512

BILL'S HANDYMAN Service
Ceiling fans, lights, faucets,
drains, toilet, small jobs, etc.
941-661-8585

CARPENTER, INC. One call
does it all. Lic & ins
#RR0067689. 941-627-0657.
CERAMIC TILE installed
from $1 per sq ft.
Call now. 941-769-TILE.
DAN THE HANDYMAN
Bath rm & kitchen remodels
Painting, Carpentry, Anything?
941-697-1642
DAVE'S HANDYMAN
Honest, Knowledgeable & Reli-
able. Call for all your needs, Small
or Large. 941-628-8326 Lic./Ins.

JACK OF ALL TRADES
No Job Too Big or Small.
Also Pressure Cleaning
CGC#A14379. Free Estimates.
(941)-623-3374
QUALITY CONCRETE Work
at a Very Affordable Price.
Driveways, Sidewalks, Patios.
Serving the area 25 yrs.
Insured 941-780-5968

5110 LAWN/GARDEN & TREE


Now accepting new accts
okomis, Ven & Island. Lic
& Ins. For exc. lawn car
Call 4884462

AN OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE
may be required by the City
and/or County. Please call the
appropriate occupational licens-
ing bureau to verify

J&B LAWN CARE NOW
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS.
941-258-0124 OR 258-2455



JUSTINS LAWN SERVICE
$65+ a month basic care.
941-740-2414
LITTLE JOHNS TREE & LAWN
SERVICE
Venice area
(941)-493-6022

New Accounts 1st cut Free
*Lawn Maintenance
(941)-255-3585 Lic./Ins.
SANDEFUR'STREE TRIMMING,
LANDSCAPING,
PRESSURE CLEANING &
MORE. 941-484-6042
TIMOTHY MOONEY'S Lawn
Care Lawns cut for $15.00 Line
trim $5.00 941-815-0886
A+ TREE CUTTING,
Stump Grinding, Debris
Loading & Hauling. Local, 27
yrs. Good work, very
reasonable prices
(941)-457-7777

5130 MOVING/HAULING

Hauling Yard & Constr Waste.
Garage Clean Out. Trash. Call
Carlton,
564-6049 OR 914-2249

5140 PAINTING/
WALLPAPERING

BEST PRICE FOR QUALITY
JOB!


Best Coast Painting
Residential/Commercial
15% Disc. Visa/mc/disc accepted
941-815-8184
AAA00101254

5160 PLUMBING

THINK PLUMBERS are too
high? Give me a try! Retired mas-
ter plumber. Lic. RF11067393
Ross (941)-204-4286


6000
4uq


MERCHANDISE

MERCHANDISE
GARAGE SALES
6001 Arcadia
6002 Englewood
6003 Lake Suzy
6004 Nokomis
6005 North Port
6006 Pt. Charlotte
6007 Punta Gorda
6008 Rotonda
6009 Sarasota
6010 South Venice
6011 Venice
6012 Out Of Area
6015 Flea Market
6020 Auctions
6025 Arts & Crafts
6027 Dolls
6030 Household
Goods
6040 TV/Stereo/Radio
6060 Computer Equip
6065 Clothing/
Jewelry
6070 Antiques/
Collectibles
6075 Fruits/Veges
6090 Musical
6095 Medical
6100 Health/
Beauty
6110 Trees &
Plants
6120 Baby Items
6125 Golf
Accessories
6128 Exercise/
Fitness
6130 Sporting
Goods
6135 Bikes/
Trikes
6138 Toys
6140 Photography/
Video
6145 Pool/Spa &
Supplies
6160 Lawn & Garden
6165 Storage Sheds
/Buildings
6170 Building Supplies
6180 Heavy Constr.
Equipment
6190 Tools/
Machinery
6220 Office/
Business Equip
& Sup.
6225 Restaurant
Supplies
6250 Appliances
6260 Misc. Mer-
chandise
6270 Wanted to Buy/
Trade

6002 ENGLEWOOD AREA
GARAGE SALES

F-FRI & SAT 9-4
12509 Bacchus Rd GULF
COVE Take 776 to Gillot to Bac-
chus ESTATE SALE INDOOR
No early Birds pls. Lots of furni-
ture, household & much more.
D-THURS-SUN., 9-3 1395
Bayshore Dr. (behind
Englewood lsles)Open
House/Huge Moving Sale.
Furn., pool table, hshld. items,
garden equip, GOLF BALLS,
MUCH MORE!

6004 NOKOMIS/OSPREY
GARAGE SALES
D- SAT 8:30-3PM
991 Shire St- MISSION VALLEY
FURNITURE, clothes, toys and
much more. Dont miss.....

6005 NORTH PORT AREA
GARAGE SALES
-]THURS. 8:30-2, 4595 W
Price Blvd. Xmas, guns, kids,
dolphins, clothes, lots of etc, etc.

6006 PT. CHARLOTTE
GARAGE SALES

D-FRI. & SAT., 8am-? 17411
Shirley Ave. Garage Sale.
Lots of childrens clothes and
toys.
[-] THURS. FRI SAT SUN 8-3
II 2442 East Conway Blvd
MOVING SALE No early birds
please. EVERYTHING MUST GO!

6007 PUNTA GORDA AREA
GARAGE SALES

D THURS, FRI. & SAT., 7:30
2:30pm, 2135 Bayview Rd.
Furniture, Hshld, Yard equip.,
Boat Supplies, Grills & MORE!!
EWED.-SAT. 10am-6pm &
SUN. 12pm-5pm.Open: New
Flea Market located at US41& Tri-
bune Blvd (just south of Tuckers
Grade) New vendors welcome.

6010 S.VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES

mFRI. ONLY, 9am-2pm, 255
Morningside Rd. ALOT of
fishing rods & reels, like new!
Hshld decor, collectables, antique
linens & MUCH MORE! Huge Sale!

PSYCHIC FAIR
SAT. April 11, 10-3
TOP READERS
FREE HEALING
$15/15 min
ANGEL MINISTRIES
2269 S. Tamiami Trail
Venice 941-492-4995, 493-6779

6011 VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES

D-WED. thru SUN., lOam
5pm, 1250 41 Bypass


South. KING SOLOMON'S TREA-
SURES. Cecile's Sheets, ETC.
Final Sale. Sewing machines.
941-493-7166


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6020 AUCTIONS

VISIT THE VENICE AUCTION
EVERY THURSDAY AT 5:OOPM
601 SPUR ST.
see our website for pictures
VeniceAuction.com
941-485-4964 JOE LAR-
AVIERE AB2444 AU3066
10% BP

6025 ARTS AND CRAFTS

LITHOGRAPHS, WALT DIS-
NEY'S, 11 different ones. $5.00
each. 941-889-7592

6030 HOUSEHOLD GOODS

A FURNITURE SHOPPE M-F 10-4
1552 S. McCall Rd., Engl. Selling
Quality Used Fum. 941-473-1986
**BARGAIN BED**
Starting at Twins $160 Fulls
$200 Queen $240 King $350
Many more to choose from
(941)-626-0731
Place a photo in your
ad for only $10.00.
Dora from Port Charlotte
did and she sold her car
on the 1st phone call
from her ad!!!
Call the Sun Newspapers
Classified Dept.
@ 866-463-1638 for info
AREA RUG. 8 ft. round. Exc. Tan,
green border. $65.
401-207-3040.
BED, QUEEN Mattress and Box.
Brand New will sell $175. Local
941-629-5550 or 941-456-5555.
Also have KING.
BED Mattress/Box. New will sell
$100. Local 941-629-5550/941-
456-5555.
BED, King size, complete w/ mat-
tress. $200. (941)-743-6093
BED, KING, MATTRESS, BOX,
3YR, SPARE ROOM, NICE! $190,
941-698-1911
BED, LOFT, Great Space Saver,
dresser underneath. $175. 941-
629-3604
BED, MURPHY QN.
Size NEW Custom Built,
White Raised Panel Doors.
Delivered & Installed. $1295
941-493-3954
BED, PILLOWTOP, DOUBLE,
NICE, GUEST ROOM, 1YR, $150.,
941-6981911
BED, QUEEN, 1YR. MATTRESS,
BOX, GUEST ROOM, NICE!
$150.00 941-698-1911
BED, QUEEN, complete,
mattress like new. $275/obo.
(812)-583-2570 Harbor Cove
BEDROOM SET, 3 pc. loft incl.
desk & shelving unit. $300. 941-
625-0522 or 941-268-8864
BEDROOM SET, 6 pc, full sz
bed, also incl. 2 TVs, lamps,
computer desk, ent., ctr.
$500/all. (941)460-9442
BEDROOM SET, Qn, Complete,
Blinds, sheets, Etc. $200.00
941-639-3109 or 661-4372
ISTRO SET Small $140; Qn 'wick
cr Hoadbard $1'0; Chair &
ottoman Mauve $35; Antique
sewing cabinet $30;
shelving units fts 25" TV $30;
Rattan Breakfast set 48" glass
top $150; Tiki Hut Aquariam $80;
25" T -A ,0; (941)-662-0063
CHEST, CEDAR,
beautiful refinished, asking $125.
or offer. 941-429-9702
COFFEE TABLES, Marble, $350
ea. 941-623-7886
COUCH & LOVESEAT fairly
seat Palm tree print. $500; Qn
Sofa sleeper & love seat $375
(941)-429-9393
COUCH w/ CHAIR, Braxton Rat-
tan loose cushion incl. ottoman
blue/yellow $499 941426-7225
COUCH, 87", 1 month old. Neu-
tral color. $300. obo (863)-494-
9029
COUCH, BLUE RECLINING,
Exc. Condition. $150.00 OBO
941423-1219
DANSK SET of Dishes, Service
for 12 and all accessories, Mesa
Pattern $200. 627-3066
DAYBED, Cherry frame, mat
tress like new, opens to king size
bed, $400. Call 941-629-3631.


DAYBED, Solid wood w/mat-
tress, opens to king, excellent
cond! $350.00 941-575-7444
DESK W/ OFFICE chair. $55
941-623-7886
DINETTE SET, Ant. white, octa-
gon w/1 leaf, 4 arm chairs on
casters. $175. **SOLD!!**
DINETTE SET, Hooker, marble &
brass, 4 leather chairs, with
matching Bakers Rack Asking
$900.Call (941)-743-4450
DINETTE TABLE, 42" round,
glass w/4 chairs, iron w/rattan.-
200. cell 570-862-0784
DINETTE WHITE Leather, set
of 6 w/ wheels $180 941-623-
7886
DINING RM set, 6 chairs, china
cab., 1 leaf & table pads, 3 pc
Livi rm set, (941)497-6982 after
3pm
DINING ROOM SET (Spanish
Style) Table, 6 Chairs, Hutch
$75.00. (941)-627-1772
DINING ROOM SET Rattan 48"


Sq. round Glass top w/ 4 cush.
arm chairs. WICKER BR SET w/
glass tops, 2 night stands, Dbl
dresser w/ mirror; Grey computer
desk with chair & 2 hand painted
lamps. (941)-575-5664
DINING ROOM SET, Complete,
in medium oak VGC $250.
(941)-624-3842
DINING ROOM TABLE, 2 chairs,
butterfly, (maple), 48x36. $75.
941-286-1170/475-7111


6030 HOUSEHOLD GOODS

DINING ROOM TABLE & 4
chairs, 42"x72" glass w/ dolphin
base. Matching coffee & 2 end
tables. $500. ALSO LOVE SEAT,
$75. (941)-380-2480 ( P.G.)
DINING TABLE inlaid teak
Drexel, 6 chairs, 2 Extra
leaves. $399. 941-255-8586
DINING TABLE Lg. Glass, metal
frame $110; 4 parsons chairs,
$195; 4 maple padded chairs
$95 VG cond. (941)-235-3565
DINING, MASSIVE** GLASS,
6CH $499.00 941-6981911
DOOR, DOUBLE Beige 3yr old
Frigdaire. $350.00 941-639-
3109 or 941-6614372
DRESSER, LG. w 2 night stands
$120; Lg. Apt refrigerator $60;
Fold a Bed. $60.: Night stand
$30 (941)-539-6498
DRESSER, OAK, 6 drawers $35
941-623-7886
DRYER, KENMORE, Heavy Duty
Good Cond. New Therm.,
$100. 941-473-1497
ENTERTAINMENT CABINET,
solid wood, blonde tone $250.
obo Call 941-235-9185
ETAGERE, brown rattan w/4
shelves, 30'Wx16"Dx75"H. Exc.
cond. $75. (941)-505-2228
FLOORMATE, HOOVER, $75
Hard floors. Wash & Dry
Bob 941-625-5442

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Huge Sales & Great discounts,
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HOLDING TANK, Portable NEW
22 gal w/access. $65. (941)-
637-1399
KITCHEN TABLE WASHED OAK
40x40x 60, 4 chairs castor tilt,
bluve/white print.
$200. (941)497-4475
LOVESEAT, BLACK. Leather,
brand new, only $400. 863-990-
6087
MATTRESS TWIN, w/ box
springs. $40. 941-623-7886
MATTRESS, QUEEN and box
springs. $75. **SOLD**

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OAK BEDRM SET, 3 pc w/
mirror $200. 941-623-7886
PATIO SET, 48" octagonal w/4
sling back roller chairs $75.
(941)637-8140 leave callback #
PATIO TABLE SET, Weather
resistant. High quality. $475
***SOLD!***
PATIO TABLE W/ 4 rubbermaid
chairs. $50. 941-623-7886
PIGGY BANK large solid brass
new $99 sell $50. Save that
loose change. 941-769-0828
RECLINER (DBL) SOFA and sta-
tionary love seat. Crimson, Soft
microfiber fabric w/padded
backs & pillowtop arms. Pur-
chased in Jan '09; sell set for
$750. Call to see in Burnt Store
Isles (941) 661-3887
RECLINER, TAN
excellent condition, $50
Call 941-769-1367
SOFA SET 7FT, w/matching
chairs, earthtone, good condi-
tion. $120. **SOLD in 1 DAY!**
SOFA & CHAIR, Double recliner,
tables, lamps. Blue decor. $250.
(941)-625-9696
SOFA & LOVE SEAT w/dbl reclin-
ers, sage green, glass top coffee
table, $375. 941- 258-8267
SOFA 91" Light green $195 like
new, Large wooden rocking chair
$25 941-624-5893
SOFA AND LOVESEAT, Great
shape $100. Call 941-629-7935
SOFA MULTI-COLOR makes to


queen bed. Exc. cond! $100. call
941-627-1772
SOFA, 5 PIECE sectional, bone
color. $499. 941-623-7886
SOFA, SECTIONAL 5 piece,
bone color $350. **SOLD!**
STATUTE, TWIN DOLPHIN 3'
High Color Gray (like New)
$35.00 call 941-627-1772
STOVE, ELECTRIC, Beige
$100.00. S/C oven works great
941-639-3109 or 661-4372


6030 HOUSEHOLD GOODS

TABLE (oval glass top) & 4
chairs, patio, $75; 2 oak bar
stools, $50 ea. (765)-438-3199
TABLE, 42" round, glass, 4
chairs, iron w/rattan. $200. cell
570-862-0782
TABLE, DISPLAY 3x6, Formi-
ca top. $100. 941-623-7886
TABLES, Banquet 2-6', 2-8'
$45.00. Call 941-474-0782
TEA CART dark wood
18.5Wx27Lx28H, $125 Call
(941)-624-4768 after 6pm
TURKEY FRYER, used occas-
sionally $20.
941-286-1170/475-7111
WALL LIGHT FIXTURE 3 lamp,
BRAND NEW Gorgeous, retail
$245, Sell $100. 941-769-0828
WASHER & DRYER, Stackable
$350.00 Call 941-6614372 or
941-639-3109

6040 TV/STEREO/RADIO

DIRECT TV BOXES (5) w/extras
Take all 5. $200.00 OBO
941-268-6324

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HDTV, RCA, 52" FLAT, PROJ.
2YR- EXC. PICT. $350 SCREEN-
CRACK IN CORNER 698-1911
SPEAKER, YAMAHA, $125
S115V Club Series III
Bob 941-625-5442
SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM
SUPER AUDIO/VIDEO Denon,
Yamaha, Polk components
$2000/new Asking $400/obo
(941)-637-5936
TV 55" HD Projection 4yrs old
like new $500/obo
941-623-3867
TV SHARPE 32" flat screen w/
pic-in-pic. Excellent picture.
$225. (941)-445-9014 Venice
TV, 36" Sony Wega, with stand
$195.00 O.B.O
941-544-3197
TV, SONY, 62" w/ remote. Great
cond! $300. (941)-423-3486

6060 COMPUTER EQUIPMENT

#941-629-6337 DAVE in-house-
office computer repair, set-up
Serving Charlotte Co. 9+ years
CD ROM for Win 95/98/NT. Click
Art "Click Edit" BRAND NIB $5.00
941-769-0828
CD ROM recognition program,
Point & Speak. brand new, Win
95/98/NT $5.00 941-769-0828
DELL LAPTOP XP & Office,
Wireless, like new $225.
941-204-0824
E- MACHINE, XP, 2.20 ghz, 40
gig HD, 256 ram, 2 CD drives,
monitor, kybrd, & mouse. Works
good. $150. (941)-6244512
MODEMS Sprint #SP-645R-A1-
DHCP-0105. Brand New In B ox
(2) $25/ea. 941-769-0828
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SCANNER, HP SCANJET, 4370
Excellent cond. $45.00
941-380-3000
SCANNER, NIB TwainScan 600
III EP Plus, color, for Windows
95/NT. $20 941-769-0828
SPEAKERS, YAMAHA Powered
Multi Media Speakers $30.
941-240-6380
WEB TV, PHILIPS MAGNAVOX
MAT 972 $30.00 941-473-1942

6065 CLOTHING/JEWELRY

HALTER Top Leather, Sz. Med.
very sexy, exc. cond. braided
front. $25. Photos 941-769-0828
ITALIAN CHARMS, Magnetic
bracelets custom made jewelry.
King Solomons Treasures -
1250 S. 41 Bypass Venice
Fantasy Jewels 941-416-3308
MOTORCYCLE JACKET, Ladies
Leather sz. Lg. HARLEY Logo on
back, exc. $100 941-769-0828
PANTS, Leather, Ladies Sz 10, 5
pocket jean type, lined, very exc.
cond. $50. 941-769-0828


TUXEDO-JACKET 42M-PANTS
34X31 by "After Six" $30.00.
941 889-7592

6070 ANTIQUES
COLLECTIBLES

I BUY WWI II. U.S., German,
Japanese, Helmets, Hats,
Insignia, Bayonetts, Swords,
Daggers. Etc.,
Eric (941)-624-6706


6070 ANTIQUES
COLLECTIBLES

BASEBALL MEMORABILIA
WANTED. Pre 1920. Photo's, pro-
grams, ticket stubs, adv., equip.,
cards, any items. 941-626-3938.
ALWAYS BUYING
Sterling Silver, Quilts.
Paintings, Furniture.
NEW ENGLAND ANTIQUES
(941) 639 -9338
US 17 ANTIQUE MALL 5260
Duncan Rd. (US17) 941- 347-
8044 M -S 10 -4, Sun. 11-4
I BUY TOY TRAINS
Any age Any Condition
Top prices paid
(941)-426-5998
ROCKER, folding leather uphol-
stery & oak. $45. 941-286-
1170/475-7111
TABLE, Vintage dropleaf, crack-
led white needs tic
$25. 941-286-1170/475-7111
SHADOW BOX, Vintage, white
w/glass. $20. 941-286-
1170/475-7111
TELEPHONE, WOOD with bells
& crank. Can email pics. $250
941-764-3454
ARABIAN HORSE PRINT
27"x30" Signed by Mary Haggard
$400.00 OBO 941-268-6324
VANITY, Ladies antique birdseye
maple with stool.excellent condi-
tion. $185. 941-235-2203.
PIGGY BANK large solid brass
new $99 sell $50. Save that
loose change. 941-769-0828
SCULPTURE, Western, OL' Bill
by Terrance Patterson, signed
1984 $125 941-769-0828

6090 MUSICAL

FENDER STRAT 50th Anniv,
Gold Hardware, $1000. Line 6
Amplifier $350. 941-391-6494
KEYBOARD PLAYER for Rocking
Blues Outfit. We have good gear
PA & gigs. John (941)-380-2648
KEYBOARD, YAMAHA P-70 88
keys 6 voices ex cond $225. or
B.O. 941467-4011
PIANO Digital Baldwin Pianoville
PS2500, full keyboard, White,
You play plays automatically &
records. $1495. (941)-460-9063
SQUIRE P-BASS Special 4
String, Black and white $250.00
Like new! Call: 941-769-3244

6095 MEDICAL

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RAMP, PORTABLE, outdoor,
handicap. $175 obo. 941-698-
9226
RAMPS, WHEELCHAIR/ Power-
chair for threshold, three styles,
$70, $90. & $125. 941475-3089
TRAVEL SCOOTER, Merits 4
wheel, new batt this wk. $375.
Elec. lift avail. $125. (941)-766-
0790
WHEEL CHAIR, POWER Model
Golden Alante 24" leather, w/
head rest touch control. Like new.
Battery charger. New $5500 Ask-
ing $950 (941)-460-9063
WHEELCHAIR 20", alum.
portable ramp, 3 wheel walker.
$425/all. (941)-474-7387
WHEELCHAIR POWER, LIKE
new needs 2 batteies, home use.
$200. OBO. SOLD!
WHEELCHAIR, Shoprider power,
2 batt & charger, Pd over 600
last mo. $375. Lift avail. $120.
(941)-766-0790

6100 HEALTH/BEAUTY

TANNING BED, 16 Bulb Sun-
Quest, Great condition! $800.
(941)-875-5664

6120 BABY ITEMS

BASSINET- EXC. COND.,
music, light, rocks too! $30 obo
**SOLD!**
BABY CLOTHES, Girls, 0-12
mos. .50 cents +! 941-391-5289
DOUBLE STROLLER, Sit and
Stand LX. Good condition!
$45.00 941-235-0212
HIGH CHAIR, EVENFLO Like
new, w/animal print. $30 obo
**SOLD!**

MATTRESS'S (2) for Changing
Table. Exc. Cond. $10 each. 941-
875-0314
NURSERY ROOM SET, Entire,
in white $300.00 for more info:
941-769-1885
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
DRIVER, CALLAWAY Hyper X,
RH, Reg Flex, 10*, used twice
$135. 941-488-7774
GOLF CLUBS, La Jolla woods,
off set, new, 1,3,5, Kick Flex
w/covers, $290. 941- 473-9269
TAYLOR MADE R7,super quad MWT
8.5 deg. stiff graphite, head cover tool
kit incl. $135. (941D979-2824


6128 EXERCISE / FITNESS

BODY BY JAKE, Rarely used.
Like new! Paid $225. Asking
$40. 941-240-6380
BODY BY JAKE, Rarely used.
Like new. Paid $225. Asking
$40. 941-240-6380
EXER. BIKE w/digital readout,
exc. cond. $85. (941)-235-2072
PRO FORM ELLIPTICAL in
good cond. Asking $125.00 941-
697-3314
SOLARFLEX with Leg extention
& butterfly. $75. obo 941-286-
7786
TOTAL GYM ULTRA with instruc-
tional video. Like new. Asking
$100.00 941-697-3314
TOTAL GYM w/instructions,
$100. (941)-429-6161
TREADMILL PRO-FORM 400e
10 degree incline, folds up.
$175. 941-240-6380
TREADMILL PRO-FORM 400e,
10 degree incline, folds up.
$175. 941-240-6380

6130 SPORTING GOODS

Antique guns, swords & mili-
tary items Wanted. Collector
941-286-5606
1989 KAWASAKI KX250, DIRT
BIKE PROJECT. MANY NEW
PARTS. $425 941-286-5275
BC'S (1) Sea Quest intergrated
weights sz L; (1) Sherwood sz
Sm; $50/ea. (1) regulator w/ octo
& gauges $75 **SOLD**
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.
KNIVES Some hand made, 2
Buck Limited Addition Hunters
& Assorted pocket knives.
(941)-627-9157
OVER POOL TABLE Tiffany
glass double light, $50. sold sold
sold sold!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WEIGHT SETS, 2 Olympic,
Bench, Weight Rack, Curl Bar.
$125. 941-623-0046

6131 FIREARMS

44 BULLDOG 2.5 inch, 2 ammo,
$425. Like new, have others,
941-743-2959
BERETTA MDL 96 40CAL LNIB
2 MAGS $495. OBO KEL TEC
9MM + 40 CAL CONV 2 MAGS
$375. OBO 863-990-7462

FLORIDA CONCEALED
Weapons Permit Class
(941)697-1885

KEL-TEC .32 pocket auto. 22
single act. pistol, both $400. Will
not separate. (941)-493-2803
M1 GRAND, Nat. match in bar-
rel, 308 cal. Mint Condition!
$950. (941)-743-4633
RUGER Security 6, 357 mag,
$300. ***SOLD***
S&W model 327NG, night guard,
8 shot 357 mag. Unfired, new in
box. $900 firm. (941)-228-2934
SIG SAUER P239 w/holster and
ammo $500. firm 941-391-6494
TAURUS, 38 Special, good cond.
$350. Jennings 9mm, Satin Nick-
el, $295. (941)-650-9380
Vest Pocket Auto .25 Cal.
Bernardelli, V. As-New, Orig.
Box w/Papers $195

TEC-DC9M 9MM Semi-Auto
Pistol. As-New. Hardcase, Manual
and 3 20 Shot Mags $395
(941) 416-0931
336 MARLIN, 30/30, lever
action w/scope, $475. Vintage
Remington Springfield w/3x9
scope, $575. Colt 25 auto. Vest
pocket. $475. Cell 845-531-
9079 or 941-505-0804

6135 BICYCLES/
TRICYCLES

BIKE, 10 SPEED, Murray mount.
Mens & Ladies. Exc. Cond!
Both $130. 941-240-6380
BIKE, 3 wheeled almost new has
speedometer and odometer
$250. (941)-627-1591
BIKE, ADULT, THREE WHEEL-
Good Cond. New Tires/Seat
$100.00 obo- 941-235-2079
BIKES GENTS SCHWINN
Speedo, lights, red. $35; Ladies
Labonne Speedo white, $35 Both
in good cond. SOLD
BIKES, His & Hers, 26" Coaster
brakes. Good, clean cond! $35.
ea. (941)-637-8916
CAR-TOP RACK, 4 BIKE $200
Quality "Thule" system.
(941) 623-0196

6138 TOYS

FOOZE-BALL TABLE, OAK,
Exc. condition! $250. 941-623-
7886
I BUY TOY TRAINS
Any age Any Condition
TOP PRICES PAID
(941)-426-5998

6145 POOL/SPA/


& SUPPLIES

HOT TUB, Hot Spot 2 by Hot
Springs, seats 3, 120V, very
good cond. Can help with deliv-
ery. $750. obo. (941)-204-7052
POOL HEATER, heat siphon,
Titanium, $1100. Moving. 941-
661-6108
POOL PUMP MOTOR- 1 1/2
H.P. 2 speed. $150.00. 941-889
7592


6145 POOL/SPA/
& SUPPLIES

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

BAR, WICKER with
two bar stools.
$300.00 or best offer
Call 941-493-6380
BLOWER, TORO 12 amp w/war-
ranty. Electric/new cond. $45.
941-380-3000
BUY or SELL RIDING MOWERS,
Any Condition 941-268-5442
or 941-623-3374
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LAWN BUSINESS Rider, Blower,
Weedeater, trailer, pushmower,
chainsaw $995/firm 941-626-3102
MOWER JOHN Deer Riding
Ll 10 automatic w/ 218 hrs of
use. Nice tractor $999. (941)-
391-0514
MOWER, RIDER 13.5 116/40
CUT, Murray $990 $850. Call
after 4pm (941)426-9125
PREOWNED #1 Riders & Push
sales & svc used parts Buy-Sell-
Trade Save big! 941-268-0917
RIDER MOWER, Craftsman 42"
cut, new battery, $400. Call
941-743-4927.
RIDER, 40" Cut, Like New.
$450. 941-268-5442
RIDING MOWER, Craftsman,
10HP 30" cut starts runs well
good cond. $150. 941-627-4942
TRIMMER/EDGER, Electric, w/
warranty. Black/Decker. $45.
941-380-3000

6170 BUILDING SUPPLIES

CABINET, KITCHEN, Granite
counter w/ cast iron sink & dish-
washer $300/obo 941-475-4562
CHANDELIER for dining room.
Can email Pics. Nice. $25. 941-
764-3454
ELECTRICAL MISC, Industrial,
commercial, residential hardware,
circuit breakers, panels, conduet
$800 All 941-627-9544
FLOORING- DESIGNER LAMI-
NATED Never used 30% thicker.
$.85sf. Must sell 239-3344839
KITCHEN CABNETS, 8ft doors,
trim. construction items. Call for
best off (941)-539-8145
KITCHEN FAUCET, Blanco Elan,
br. nickel, pull out sprayer.
$125.00. 941-475-2727
PLYWOOD 7 SHEETS cabinet
grade 3/8" plywood, $35.
***SOLD***
SHUTTERS, Bahama extruded
alum., white, 24"Wx64"H. Call
install no chg. $300/pair. (941)-
429-2519
VANITY, KRATFMAID 33" new,
aqua. $90. 3 Hunter ceiling fans,
white 42" $25ea. 941-626-7892.
WALL LIGHT FIXTURE 3 lamp,
BRAND NEW Gorgeous, retail
$245, sell $100 941-769-0828

6190 TOOLS/ MACHINERY

CABINET, SANDBLAST, $350
On rollers. Light/exhaust.
Bob 941-625-5442
CARPET CART, $125
941-623-7886
COMPOUND Miter Saw DEWALT
DW718. Exc. Cond. $400 941-
286-5601
DRILL BIT SHARPENER, $100
Drill Doctor Model 750SP
Bob sold sold sold
DRILL, INDUSTRIAL 1/2"
Heavy Duty Professioal Model
361. $25. 941426-2306
FRAMING NAILER ROUND
$120., Porter Cable. LIKE NEW!
Bob 941-625-5442
GENERATOR 5500W w/ wheel
kit. Used Once. Like New.
$275.00 941-416-0371
HALOGEN WORK LIGHT, $30
Twin head tripod
Bob 941-625-5442
LASER LEVEL, 16" $20
Centech Model
Bob 941-625-5442
NAIL GUN, Senco ProFinish 35
NEVER USED w/hard case &
tags. $170 obo 941-286-5601
RADIAL ARM saw 9", craftsman
$125
941-623-7886
RADIAL SAW, Craftsman 10"
with stand, excellent, $195. 941-
575-2362
SCAFFOLDING 48" adj. plat-
form, 500# cap, sells now @
$111, buy now $75 285-5601


SCROLL SAW, RYOBI, used
once. Variable speed. $65. sold
sold sold sold sold!!!!!
STICK WELDER, Miller, $110
firm. **SOLD!**
TILE CUTTER, IMER Combi
250V, 3 years old, seldom used,
$600. sold sold sold sold
TILE CUTTER, Work Force, new
$100, used to straight cut 42
tiles, now $40. (941)493-8698


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6190 TOOLS/MACHINERY 6250 APPLIANCES


TOOLS $2000. worth sold by
the piece. Grinders, vices,
sanders, cir saws, drills, table
saws, dremels, tool cabinets.
Many $1-$2 hand tools. No rusty
junk. Venders welcomed.
941-255-0048
WATER COOLER, 5 gal. $25.
Sunroc Cold & Room Temp
Bob 941-625-5442
WET SAW, QEP w/diamond
blade for tile. Used very little.
$100. 941-286-5601

6220 OFFICE/BUSINESS
EQUIP./SUPPLIES

BINDING MACH. GBC Image
Maker 2000 8.5 X 11, Exc. cond
$200. Details 941-769-0828
DESK, Teachers style, wood.
Great condition! $150.00 OBO
941-268-6324
FILE CABINET/LATERAL, $175
Christopher Lowell collection Exc.
cond. 941-380-3000
HUNDREDS OF Pre-owned desks,
files, chairs, conf tables. OFFICE
OUTFITTERS 881 E Venice Ave.,
Venice 485-7015, 800-330-9215
PAPER, 77 pcs, (16) Filler, (28)
Spiral Notebooks, (33) Pocket
Folders $18/all 941-769-0828

6225 RESTAURANT
SUPPLIES

KITCHEN FOR RENT, busy tav-
ern on 41 in Venice. Like new
equip., in operation. $125/wk.
start up fee req. 603-520-5341

6231 BIRDS

COCKATIEL, MALE, w/cage &
accessories. $150/obo. (941)-
613-0124

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

6232 CATS

NOTICE: Statute 585.195
states that all dogs and cats sold
in Florida must be at least eight
weeks old, have an official health
certificate and proper shots, and
be free of intestinal and external
parasites.
RESCUE CATS & KITTENS
Save a live
941-497-6755

6233 DOGS

NOTICE: Statute 585.195
states that all dogs and cats sold
in Florida must be at least eight
weeks old, have an official health
certificate and proper shots, and
be free of intestinal and external
parasites.
BEAGLE/JACK RUSSELL MIX,
Free to a good home.
6 yr old female. Great with
children. Not good with cats.
*** FOUND HOME in 1 DAY!!***
BORDER COLLIE Puppies & 6
Yr. old Male. ABC Reg. $400. ea.
941-624-0355 or 941-875-5253
BULLDOG/BOXER Puppy,
8 wks. old, very cute. $150.
941-276-2100
CHIHUAHUAS, REG.,
941- 916-2611 or
941- 916-2823
COCKER SPANIEL PUPPIES
AKC, Reg. Buff, shots, Health
Cert. $500 (863)-375-4001
GOLDENDOODLE FEMALE 3
mos old, class FIB Standard.
$950. (941)-624-5395
MALTESE Small male
$500
(239)-543-2145
MINIATURE PINSCHER PUPS
12wks full Vet workup + Puppy
Pack. $300. ea. (941)-779-4706
POODLE Toy, Dark Brown
$450-$500.
(239)-543-2145
SAMOYAD M, 3 1/2 yrs & Siber-
ian Husky, FE, 2 yrs. GD
RETRIEVER M 6 mcs., $500
each. (941)-769-9000
SHIH-TZU PUPPIES, 2M, 1Fe,
Call Rachael (941)-875-9669
SINGLE AND LOOKING
FOR LOVE.
I am warm, cuddly & need that
special someone to foster me
until I find my fur ever home.
If you would like to learn how
to become a foster parent
please contact
EARS Animal Rescue
Sanctuary at 941-475-0636.
TEA CUP Black Chihuahua,
Female, 9 weeks old. 1.2 Ibs.
Gorgeous! $400. 941-456-2176
YORKSHREIE TERRERm rri de AKC 10
wks. hae parents on sihe os & vwrned
$800. 9414298318

6234 MISC. PETS

BUNNIES: BABY Easter
Bunnies, dwarfs, $7/ea.
(941)-697-0174 Englewood.

6236 PET SUPPLIES
& SERVICES


BIRD CAGE on wheels, large,
white steel, $150. 941- 473-
9269.
BIRD CAGE, large double stack
40 x 30 ea. $200. 941-286-
1170/475-7111
FISH TANK, 100 gal. salt water,
w/stand, fully equipped & run-
ning. Live rock & sea life.
$700/obo. (941)-286-4829


$40 SERVICE CALL The Areas
most trusted Appliance Repair Ser-
vice, serving PC, N.P. Engl, Venice.
We can fix it! 941473-9484
AC FEDDERS 14500 btu window
air 110 volt almost new $200.00
obo 941-697-0427
DISHWASHER BRAND new
white Whirlpool, Never used.
$250/obo 763-742-5369 Venice
DISHWASHER, Frigidaire, never
used, $200. 941-743-2328
FREEZER UPRIGHT 14cuft GE
Exc. cond. $125. Pt Charlotte
* *SOLD!!* *

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FRIDGE, New never used, 16.5
cu. ft. Frigidaire. $250 803-420-
1213 (cell)
GE Smooth Top Range, white ,
excellent condition, $250.00
Call 941-627-4273
KITCHENAIDE REFRIDG 27 cu
ft w/icemaker side by side.
Whirlpool Accubake self clean,
smooth top range, matching
whirlpool mocrowave. All Bisque
color. All for $1000. 627-3066
MICROWAVE, G.E. Spacemak-
er, bisque, excellent, Seldom
used, $95. 941-766-8706.
MICROWAVE, GE Spacemaker,
black $25. **SOLD**
QUALITY USED APPLIANCES
Starting at $100 Delivery
Available. (941)-468-4020
RANGE glass top; Fridgerator &
microwave all Maytag. all white
$500. (941)-706-7003
RANGE, "WHIRLPOOL GOLD",
30" glass top. $200.00
(941)-347-7222
RANGE, Frigidaire, electric,
ceramic top. Never used.
$200.sold sold sold
RANGE, NEW GE 30" white S/C,
never used. $275. cell 570-862-
0782 NP
RANGE, White GE Electric Self-
cleaning oven. $75.00 sold sold
sold sold
REFRIGERATOR FREEZER, 21
CB, ice maker, black $150.00
Call 941-426-1113
REFRIGERATOR, Frigidaire
20.5 cu. ft., icemaker, never
used. $200. sold sold sold
REFRIGERATOR, GE Profile,
S/S, 2005, loaded, perfect,
$495. 941-575-1852
REFRIGERATOR- Sanyo ex/Ig
apt size, deluxe, 2 dr. crisper/frzr
$125. Like new. 941-661-8363
STOVE WHIRLPOOL 30" white,
auto oven control. Works good
$50. (941)-639-7036
STOVE, KENMORE, glasstop,
old but works great! $50 obo
* *SOLD* *
W/D $325 delivered Fridge, side by
side $325 glasstop stove $265
3 wheel bike $250 941-626-3102
WASHERS/DRYERS $139.
each or $270. Set
1 Year Warranty.
941-766-0226
WASHER & DRYER Stack, full
sz, lyr old Ex cond. Pd $1000
asking $575 (941)-769-1856
WASHER/DRYER KENMORE
Like new. $145.00 each
(941) 347 7222
WASHER/DRYER OLDER BOTH
WORK GOOD 2 FOR $75. (941)-
662-0063
WASHER/DRYER, ADMIRAL 6
months old has extended
warranty. Asking $475.
Call 941-391-6714
WASHING MACHINE, Roper by
Whirlpool, white. Like new! $150.
(941)-255-9509

6260 MISCELLANEOUS

FRESH FLORIDA JUMBO
SHRIMP ARRIVING NOW @
$5.50/LB & UP FL FRESH
STONE CRAB CLAWS Lg only no
lights! $6.50/up 941-6232100
AC, NEW HAIER WINDOW
$80.00. OBO 941-423-1219
AIRTRAN AIRWAYS CREDIT for
$100. Will sell for $50. Call 941-
497-1749 for details.
BBQ GRILL, Gas, 8 burner, never
used. $485. obo. Must see.
(863)-558-2093
BEANIE BABIES
COLLECTIBLES, TY, 100.
$1.00/EA. 941-255-8586
ELECTRICAL TRAINING, Mike
Holt Masters DVD library. New.
$475 941-629-3604
GENERATOR, LIKE NEW. Sell
for $350. Call 941-629-7935
HURR PANELS, HD GALV.,
15"X90", 7 PCS FOR 6' SLIDER
$120. 941-743-2435


MOVING SALE Upright Freezer
$55; 7 Draw machine tool chest
$50; Router & table $35; Table
saw $45; Shop vac 20gal $65;
Portable work bench $35; Power
washer Like new $225; Also
many household goods, some
obo (941)-743-8907
OLD PEPSI MACHINE, works
$8509. Woodchipper 8hp $495
Rider mower $325. 941-626-3102


6260 MISCELLANEOUS

TRAILER HITCH for Jeep Liber-
ty, 2000-2007, asking $75. 941-
426-6783

6270 WANTED TO
BUY/TRADE

A COLLECTOR BUYING Scrap Gold,
Silver. Jewelry, coins wristwatches,
pocket watches, working or not.
Knives, swords, weapons, military, fire
dept. Zipo lighters,
collectibles 941412-9391
AUTOS WANTED!
Let me take the hassle
out of selling your car.
Cash Offered Today!
Call Mike 941-713-2277
BUYING gold, silver and
vintage costume jewelry.
(941)-769-8561
BUYING Vintage Baseball equip-
ment, Wood bats, balls, uniforms
& gloves. (727)-236-6545
A COLLECTOR BUYING
Old Fishing Lures,
Rods, Reels. 941-743-9114 I
PAY THE MOST!


7000








TRANSPORTATION

7020 BUICK

1997 BUICK CENTURY 4DR,
Silver, 82k, Estate Car! Xtra
nice Reduced $2900 DLR
941-473-0312
1998 BUICK LA SABRE Custom,
65k mi., alloy wheels. Nice Car.
Non Smoker. $4,900. (941)-810-
334-9260 (Englewood)
2002 CENTURY CUSTOM, low
miles, good cond. Great ride.
$5750. (941)-815-5355


GENE

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TODAY'S SPECIAL!
2005 BUICK LACROSSE
CXL, ONLY 26K. MI!
PRISTINE! $11,990.
941-639-7300
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2007 BUICK LACROSSE
1 owner, 5,500 original miles,
loaded, showroom new, GM Cer-
tified, lots of warranty! $16,750
(941)-493-4739
www.billbuckchevrolet.com

7030 CADILLAC

1998 DEVILLE, Gold, Cloth Top,
80K, chrome whls. Beautiful.
Buyer's Choice $4,995. 575-7843
1999 CADILLAC SEDAN DEV-
ILLE loaded, leather only 61K
miles, Very clean. $4950/obo
(941)-468-1489
2003 CADILLAC SEDAN DV
56K mi., White diamond. Perfect!
$9,950. (941)-979-6234
2005 CADILLAC STS,
24,000 miles. $18,990.
Wilde Lexus 1-800-784-9309



2005 CADILLAC XLR SILVER
1 OWNER, LOADED. SHOWROOM
COND. $29,988. 1-800-771-1576
Place a photo in your
ad for only $10.00.
Dora from Port Charlotte
did and she sold her car
on the 1st phone call
from her ad!!!
Call the Sun Newspapers
Classified Dept.
@ 866-463-1638 for info

7040 CHEVROLET

2000 CHEVYW CAMARO
AT, AC, V6, full power, 52k act.
miles, Very nice. $5900/obo
**SOLD**






2002 CHEVROLET CAMARO -
Leather, T-Tops, loaded, power
seat, chrome wheels, immacu-
late. $6,850 (941)-493-4739
www.billbuckchevrolet.com
2004 CHEVY AVEO LS, Hatch
back, PS, PB, PW, PDL, AT, ABS,
Alloy wheels, spoiler, Ext. Warr.
Looks & runs great! Orig. owner.
67k mi. $5,300. (941)-626-9053
2006 Chev Aveo Hatchback,
24k. $7,995.
Wilde Lexus 1-800-784-9309


2006 CHEVROLET IMPALA
6,900 actual miles, Certified
w/100k mile warranty, leather,
loaded, showroom cond.!
$15,770
www.billbuckchevrolet.com


7050 CHRYSLER 7130 PONTIAC 7190 MERCEDES


1993 CHRYSLER DYNASTY,
43K miles. A-1 Condition.
***SOLD***
1994 CHRYSLER LEBARON
CONVERT. White, Black top, 3.OL
V6 $3200 941-629-4299
1996 SEBRING Convertible JXI
red w/black cloth top, new tires
leather, loaded, 1 owner,82K orig.
mi. $4300 obo. 941-627-5881.
2000 CHRYSLER CIRRUS LXI
leather, 47k miles, VGC, Asking
$4850 (941)-743-0102
2002 CHRYSLER SEBRING
LTD Cony., 26k mi. Fully loaded,
leather. Like new! $8,450. obo.
941-475-4486
2004 SEBRING CONVT. Tour
ing, 76K, Wht, extras. Beautiful.
Buyer's Choice $6,995, 575-7843
CHRYSLER 2001 LHS 129k mi,
gold, cold air, runs fine, same
dings $1499.* **SOLD******

7060 DODGE

1991 DODGE STEALTH
new paint, $3000 obo
Call 941-237-7913
2007 DODGE CALIBER R/T
16K, $13,988.
1-800-784-9309

7070 FORD

1996 FORD CROWN VIC, exc.
cond, 61K mi., gray Ithr, alloys,
white, sharp $4500. 9414934576



2003 MUSTANG GT CONV ONLY
18K MILES, 1 OWNER. $15,988.
1-800-771-1576
2004 FORD FOCUS ZX3
40K, auto, $6,995.
Wilde Lexus 1-800-784-9309


2005 FORD FOCUS ZX4 SE
Auto, only 42k miles, power
package, immaculate. $7,750
www.billbuckchevrolet.com
2006 FORD FUSION, very low
miles, 4 cyl., garage kept, asking
$13,500. 941-505-0232.
2006 FORD MUSTANG GT
Conv., Red w/ brown top. Shaker
1000 Sound System. Looks &
runs like new! $19,900. obo
(218)-348-0338



2006 FORD MUSTANG GT red, 1
owner extra clean, weekend special.
$17,988. 1-800-771-1576
2008 FORD MUSTANG
SHELBY, 300 miles. $43,950
Wilde Lexus 1-800-784-9309




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7085 LEXUS

1993 ES300, Estate sale Gold,
123K mi., have all service
records, $2,650. 941-625-7781



2005 LEXUS RX330 SILVER,
LOADED, EXTRA CLEAN. MUST
SEE. $23,988. 1-800-771-1576

7090 LINCOLN

1998 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL
Sr. owned, good cond. 64K
miles. $5500. 941-380-1428
2003 LINCOLN TOWN CAR,
Signature 53K. $12,990
Wilde Lexus 1-800-784-9309

7100 MERCURY



2000 GRAND MARQUIS LOADED
LOW MILES. 1 OWNER.
$69,988. 1-800-771-1576






2000 MERCURY GRAND
MARQUIS One owner, 62k
miles, very nice car! $5,900
(941)493-4739
www.billbuckchevrolet.com
2002 GRAND MARQUIS, 89K,
runs great, good cond. $4400.
SOLD!

7110 OLDSMOBILE



2000 INTRIGUE 4dr, GLS V6
loaded 1 owner leather spoiler 48k
miles. $7,988. 1-800-771-1576
2004 ALERO GL, 4dr, Good
cond. air-power, am/fm cd,
abs, cruise, moving, must sell,
Best offer. 941-764-7251 P.C.


1999 PONTIAC GRAND AM,
clean in & out. 27+ mpg, AC.
$1,995. obo **SOLD**
2001 PONTIAC GRAND AM,
one look will convince you. Excel.
cond. All power incl. Moon Roof,
reduced, $4,250.
***SOLD***

7136 SCION

2006 SCION XB $12,990
WILDE LEXUS
1-800-784-9309

7145 ACURA

2007 ACURA RDX 19,000 mi.
$27,988
Wilde Lexus 1-800-784-9309
2007 ACURA TL 20,000 miles.
$25,988.
Wilde Lexus 1-800-784-9309

7148 BMW




2000 BMW M3, blue conv
1 owner only 32k miles xtra clean
$21,988. 1-800-771-1576



2003 BMW 330CI, CONV YEL-
LOW, LOADED EXTRA CLEAN MUST
SEE. $19,988. 1-800-771-1576



2006 BMW 330CI CONV BLUE 1
OWNER ONLY 21K MILES MUST
SEE. $32,988 1-800-771-1576
2006 BMW M3 19,000 mi.
$37,880.
Wilde Lexus 1-800-784-9309



2006 COOPER CONV S, RED,
LOADED ONLY 10K MILES.
$25,988. 1-800-771-1576
2008 BMW 328i Sedan, 6,000
miles, black $32,990
Wilde Lexus 1-800-784-9309
2008 MINI COOPER Clubman
7K, $24,988.
Wilde Lexus 1-800-784-9309

7160 HONDA

2000 HONDA S2000 ONLY
14,000 MILES. $14,990
1-800-784-9309
2005 HONDA ACCORD
HYBRID, $13,990.
Wilde Lexus 1-800-784-9309
2006 HONDA CIVIC SI cpe
6-spd. $16,988
Wilde Lexus 1-800-784-9309

7165 INFINITI

2002 INFINITY G-20, 1 ownr.
Wht, leather, 76K, Loaded.
Buyer's Choice $6,995. 575-7843



2008 INFINITI G37 black 1 owner,
nav., roof, loaded, extra clean
$33,988. 1-800-771-1576

7175 JAGUAR




2000 JAGUAR XK conv silver 1
owner xtra clean 32k miles.
$19,988. 1-800-771-1576



2003 JAGUAR XK conv. blue 35k
miles, extra clean, loaded. $23,988
1-800-771-1576



2004 JAGUAR XJ, black 1 owner
nav, only 16k miles xtra clean
24,988. 1-800-771-1576



2006 JAGUAR S-TYPE gold 1
owner only 24k mi bal. 6yr 100k
warr 24,988. 1-800-771-1576



2006 X-TYPE WHIFE 1 OWNER
XTRA CLEAN 29K MILES MUST
SEE. 20,988. 1-800-771-1576



2008 JAGUAR XJ VDP RED
LOADED ONLY 900 MI MSRP WAS
$78,150 NOW. $59,988.
1-800-771-1576

7177 KIA

2006 KIA SPECTRA 4dr, auto,
4cyl, RED, only 13k, Like new
$6990 DLR 941-473-0312

7180 MAZDA

1996 MIATA, 1 ownr, 25K orig
mi. Red. Mint. Mint. FL car.
Buyer's Choice $6,995. 575-7843
2002 MIATA MX5, light blue
w/black top, 50K mi. Exc. cond.
$11,900. 863-491-0674.


7190 MERCEDES

1985 MERCEDES 380SL,
56,900 mi. Beautiful car. Exc.
Cond! Must see! $12,900. obo
(941)-575-7560.
2001 MERCEDES S430,
54,000 MILES. $16,990
WILDE LEXUS 1-800-784-9309


2008 SMART PASSION COUPE,
BLUE, LOADED, 12K MILES
$14,988
CALL 941-487-6760



ct I F-.MiA osnam

2008 SMART PASSION COUPE,
RED, NICELY EQUIPPED, 7K MILES
$14,988. CALL 941487-6760





2008 SMART PASSION COUPE,
SILVER, MANY EXTRAS, 3K
MILES $15,998
CALL 941-487-6760




2009 NEW SMART CARS avail-
able, pure, passion coupe, passion
cabriolet and brabus now in stock.
Call 941487-6760.

7195 MITSUBISHI



2006 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE,
grey, 1 owner, 29k mi, extra clean
loaded. 15,988. 1-800-771-1576

7205 SPORTS CARS

1977 CHEVY CORVETTE
white/red int. Auto, Cold AC. 86k
mi. Great Shape. $9,700 (941)-
575-6160
1993 MITSUBISHI 3000GT SL
hatchback, Orange/tan, auto,
109K, Excel. Always garaged,
$2,990. Rare. (941)-286-8294
2006 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE
6 spd., all options. Please call
(330)-807-9950
2006 PONTIAC SOLSTICE.
Very low VIN#. 4 cyl/5 speed
manual trans-great, gas mileage
and is so much fun to drive! Red
exterior with black conv. top,
black cloth int. Premium sound
system with hook up for MP3
player. Air/Cruise/Power Win-
dows/ Doors/Mirrors, alloy
wheels, driver & passenger air
bags, low miles. $16,800. Call
(734)395-4930
2006 PORSCHE 911 Cabriolet
$53,990
Wilde Lexus 1-800-784-9309
Place a photo in your
ad for only $10.00.
Dora from Port Charlotte
did and she sold her car
on the 1st phone call
from her ad!!!
Call the Sun Newspapers
Classified Dept.
@ 866-463-1638 for info

7210 TOYOTA

1987 TOYOTA Celica convert
ible, good condition $1500. 941-
258-7413
2002 TOYOTA CAMRY LE, Sil-
ver. What a great bargain! 4 cyl,
68K miles. $7,800 only. Hurry!
Please call 941-2844635.
2003 TOYOTA COROLLA 37k
white, 35mpg, Exc. Barely used.
$7900/obo 941-456-0067



2003 TOYOTA SOLARA SLE,
silver, 1 owner, extra clean only 28k
mi. $14,988. 1-800-771-1576
2008 TOYOTA YARIO
3,000 MILES. $10,988
1-800-784-9309



2009 TOYOTA CAMRY LE
LOADED. WHITE, 1 OWNER, 7K
MILES. 17,988. 1-800-771-1576

7220 VOLKSWAGEN



2006 VW New Beetle 1 owner
silver only 14k miles xtra clean
13,988. 1-800-771-1576

7240 MISC. IMPORTS



2003 PORSCHE 911 Cab, extra
extra clean, only 26k mi., grey must
see. $37,988. 1-800-771-1576



2006 PORSCHE 911 CAB 4 YEL-
LOW 20" WHEELS ONLY 25K MILES
$62,988. 1-800-771-1576

7250 ANTIQUES/
COLLECTIBLES

1937 BUICK, 2 dr., V8, good
shape. 941- 475-2021
1951 FORD Fl 3rd owner
since new! All stock, No rust,
No damage All numbers
match. Repainted 2002 in its
Original Ford Blue. Original
flat head V-8 + running gear.
Unbelieveable condition. A


show stopper. $40,000
Must sell 941-416-2490
1961 GMC SHORT BED New
Restoration, Red/White, auto,
dual exhaust, new tires,
ps/pb, Near Perfect.
$13,995. (765)-661-0420


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7250 ANTIQUES/
COLLECTIBLES

1990 FORD MUSTANG CON-
VERT. Red/White, Newer
black power top, 30mpg, 4
cyl, auto, cold AC, loaded
$3250/obo (765)-661-0420


SAVE THIS DATE:
SAT 4/11/09
10AM-2PM

BENEFIT & CAR SHOW
AT MUSCLE CAR CITY
MUSEUM
3811 TAMIAMI TRAIL
PUNTA CORDA
Joint Venture by
Rick Treworgy,
Owner of the area's
newest attraction:
The Veteran Motor Car Club
of America S.W Florida
Chapter and The
Salvation Army
Open to all stock, sports,
modifieds, hot rods, street
rods, rat rods, retros, race
cars, trucks, motorcycles
of any year.

25 TROPHIES OFFERED
MUSIC BY- HERMAN &
THE CRUISERS
FOOD & BEVERAGES
AVAILABLE

Tax deductible receipt for
minimum donation of $10.00
of more to each
driver upon entry. All
funds go directly to
the Salvation Army.

Rick Treworgy will
donate a large
portion of all museum
entry fees when
trophies are awarded.
Please support this
very worthwhile
event.

Car people-
Here's your
opportunity to show you
care! Info: Don Royston,
VMCCA President &
Sun Newspapers
"You Auto Know" Columnist
941-575-0202 or
941-575-5959

WANTED: MODEL T FORD PARTS
PRE-1950 CAR PARTS. LITERA-
TURE, LICENSE PLATES, AUTOMO-
BILIA (941)408-9601

7252 BUDGET BUYS

#1 WANTED Junk or running
cars/trucks, honest, top $$$
paid. Call me! 941-258-4472.
1993 BUICK REGAL CUSTOM
3.8 V6, LOADED, 84K MILES
SHARP! $2,950. (941)-2148618
1998 CHEVY ASTRO pas-
sanger van 6cyl, 4.3 vortec,
auto, AC, 95k mi, New trans.
$2400/obo 941-925-3424
CASH FOR YOUR CAR.
RUNNING OR NOT! Honest &
Reliable! 941-286-4599
POLICE IMPOUNDS! 95 Honda
Accord $500! 95 Honda Civic
$600! Listings 800-366-9813
Ext. 3964

7260 AUTOS WANTED

WE BUY CARS
$300 CASH +UP
Frank 276-0204
*Junk Cars Wanted*
24/7 Fair $ paid
941-286-3122,
941-623-5550
CASH FOR YOUR CAR.
RUNNING OR NOT! Honest &
Reliable! 941-286-4599
M.S.B. RECYLING
$300 for most cars
with title!
941-575-4008


7260 AUTOS WANTED

ALL JUNKERS
WANTED!
TOP $$ PAID.
(941)-623-2198
$$ TOP CASH $$
FOR CARS & TRUCKS.
DEAD OR ALIVE. 485-7515
CASH
FOR YOUR CAR
OR TRUCK
ANY YEAR OR MAKE
(941) 966-7111
AUTO CITY
Junk & Abandoned
VEHICLES REMOVED!!
COULD BE WORTH $$$$ 697-
7222 OR 475-9007


Top Dollars Paid for
Cars, trucks, vansm any
cond. (941)-650-5785
JUNK or RUNNING cars/trucks
wanted, honest, top $$ pd. Call
me! 941-258-4472.

7270 AUTO PARTS/
ACCESSORIES
2 TIRES, 31x10.5R15 LT, not a
matched set $65. 941-270-1073

Marlow

Werner
CAP for PICK UP TRUCK.
FITS '07 '08 CHEVY GMC-
6 1/2' BED. New $1,100.
REDUCED to $599.
(941)-639-3175
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MOTOR 1989 GMC 4.3 Ltr V6
80K Ready to Go $400 OBO 941-
626-3265
POWER BUCKET SEATS and
rear seat. $300 obo. Call Rich
941-697-0427
TIRES & RIMS: 22" RIMS with
spinners, all new tires, $1900
obo. Call 941-204-2503.
TONNEAU COVER, hard,for
2007 or newer Chevy short bed,
like new. $475. 941-629-3604
TOOLBOX, ALUMINUM
5' long 20" wide 17" deep, exlnt
cond. $65/obo 941-270-1073
VW PARTS For Sale. Moving!
Must sell! 941-356-0213 for
more information.

7290 VANS

1998 FORD WINDSTAR GL v6,
automatic, dual AC, TV, stereo
$1950/obo (941)-468-1489
1998 WINDSTAR LX, 1 ownr,
64K. Rear AC, quad seats.
Buyer's Choice $4,995. 575-7843
2000 DODGE CARAVAN SE, 4
DR, 7 PSGR., 1OOK, 1 OWNER
$4,500. (941)-214-8618
2002 CRYSLER TOWN & COUN-
TRY great shape, good tire all the
bells & whistles all systems work.
142K hiway mil. services
records. $2,500. 941-697-0389
2002 DODGE GR CARAVAN
SPORT white, 72K Extra Nice!
Sale 5990. DLR 941-473-
0312
2002 DODGE Hi-Top Conversion
Van, Runs grt. 61,000 mi. cold
A/C, TV/DVD/CD $5500 o.b.o.
941-875-4536
2003 CHEVROLET EXPRESS
Conversion, 76K, good cond.
Make offer. 941- 613-2954
2005 PONTIAC MONTANA
6cyl, auto, ac, loaded, No
leather. 43k original miles,
nice cond. Must sell
$5900/obo (941)-350-1251


7300 TRUCKS/ PICK-UPS

1994 GMC PICK UP
Runs/Looks good. under
0l0k miles. $3500. 941-
743-0614 or 628-3812
1996 Dodge Dakota
auto, V-6 white, a/c, toolbox,
$1850. 941-626-3102
1999 DODGE RAM Ext. Cab.
1500, Tonneau cover, bed liner,
good cond. 107K mi. 1999
Trail Lite, 24' TT, separate
bedrm., kitchen, bath, sleeps 6,
good cond. Sold as a pair $8,995
firm. (941)-457-3661
2002 FORD RANGER reg. cab,
auto, cold A/C, great shape.
$2450. 941-237-7453.
2002 GMC SONOMA X-CAB
PK 48K Red, auto, v6
REDUCED $6490 DLR 941-
473-0312






2004 DODGE RAM QUAD CAB
One owner, 4.7 V8, CD player,
A/C, NICE! $10,500.
(941)493-4739
www.billbuckchevrolet.com
2004 SILVERADO, 1 owner.
45K. V-6, 5 spd, AC, stereo.
Buyer's Choice $7,295. 575-7843






2007 CHEVY SILVERADO
2500HD Diesel, 4x4, Crew
Cab, Leather, 1 owner, Low
Miles, Lots of Extras! $29,000
(941)-493-4739
www.billbuckchevrolet.com






2008 CHEV COLORADO
1 owner, just 31 actual miles! My
loss is your gain, save thou-
sands! fact warranty, GM Certi-
fied! $12,500 (941)-493-4739
www.billbuckchevrolet.com
2008 SILVERADO EXT CAB
5.3V8, auto, Tow pkg, loaded,
13k miles, $3k in Extras.
$22500/obo (765)-661-0420
Place a photo in your
ad for only $10.00.
Dora from Port Charlotte
did and she sold her car
on the 1st phone call
from her ad!!!
Call the Sun Newspapers
Classified Dept.
@ 866-463-1638 for info

7305 SPORT UTILITY/
VEHICLES
2001 PONTIAC AZTEK 43k mi.
sm. SUV, newer tires & batt. always
serviced $3200. *SOLD in 1 DAY.*
2004 FORD Explorer SportTrac
Like new, 38k, Silver w/Blk trim.
Very clean, runs great, Pioneer
CD $11,900 941-488-2565
2005 CHRYSLER PACIFICA
Touring, $10,990
Wilde Lexus 1-800-784-9309



2007 CADILLAC ESCALADE
black roof nav loaded 1 owner xtra
clean. $39,988. 1-800-771-1576
2008 FORD EXPEDITION LTD,
loaded. $29,990
Wilde Lexus 1-800-784-9309

7320 AVIATION

LSA (2) 239-731-5524
navalairestates.com

7341 TRAILER
& ACCESSORIES

BOAT TRAILERS
Continental & First Load.
Discount Pricing.
17marinellc.com
Open 7 Days a Week!
BOAT TRAILER, 18ft-23ft fancy
surg brakes, chrome fenders, 6ply
tires, never in water. cost $1840., sell
$850. Englewood 941474-8947


7341 TRAILER
& ACCESSORIES

HEAVY DUTY enclosed 1996
16' Sniffinbower trailer w/ramp,
$2000. Call 941-468-6595.
OPEN & ENCLOSED Utility
Trailers, Trailer Hitches & Wiring.
Two-Morrow's Enterprises,
941-460-9700.
TRAILING MIRRORS, Chrome
fender mount. Exc. Cond! $40.
(941)-426-4473
UTILITY TRAILER, 16x6.5
Barry's tandem axle, all new paint
& wood. New cond. $1200.
(941)-743-2927
UTILITY TRAILERS
AT Great Prices
WEST COAST TRAILER
(941)698-9902
UTILITY TrIr Open, 5'WxlO'Lx5'H
Lockable, ladder rack & tool box
$600. (941)-625-2510

7360 CYCLES/MOPEDS/
SCOOTERS

1982 SUZUKI GS650L, 4,800
mi., new battery, $800. (941)-
743-4391
1998 HD Road King, Green/
Black, 52K, Runs & looks like
new. Loaded. $9,800. (941)-575-
2671
i j


Roaa rung. I K miles,
$12,000 (941)-889-7330
2002 HONDA GOLDWING
1800 cc, ABS brakes, black, 10K
mi. Garage kept, nice ride.
$11,900. 941- 979-2116


exc cond, new tires, asking
$3700 obo 627-2730
2003 SUZUKI, 16,226 mi.
mechanically gone through, per-
fect cond $6000. 941-624-0205.


2005 HARLEY ROAD KING 9000
mi. Warranty, mint. $11,500.
(941)-743-7183
2005 YAMAHA YZF-R6 (Team
Yamaha Blue) Perfect condition!
5k miles, $5,000, 941-258-
8444
2006 SUZUKI GZ 250, show-
room cond. Only 4K mi. New
bags/ batt. Great starter bike.
$2,200. (941)-505-5550
2006 YAMAHA WR 450F, adult
rider, used very little, never
raced, trail riding only. $3500
(941)468-5312
SCOOTER
CLEARANCE SALE
Name brands 2 yr warr
BOOTY SCOOTERS
850 S. River Rd. Engl.
941-474-6550 or 888-474-6550
SCOOTER, 150CC Deluxe Tour-
ing '08 model, Red, 800 miles,
Like new $950, **SOLD!**
SMALL MOTORCYCLES &
scooters wanted running or not.
Gas powered. 941-662-7409,
662-7410
WHEELS, HARLEY DAVIDSON
FATBOY, Complete except tires.
$225. for pair. (941)-764-7946

7365 ATV

GO CART, LIKE NEW, Runs great.
Asking $450. (941)-255-9012

7370 CAMPERS/
TRAVELTRAILERS

1985 PROWLER Travel Trailer
25', good cond, sleeps 8, A/C,
self contained, double doors
$2750. obo 941-380-4415


7370 CAMPERS/
TRAVELTRAILERS

WANTED
Motorhomes & Campers
We'll sell it! FREE
Skip Eppers RV's
941-639-6969 Punta Gorda
2005 FRANKLIN 33' travel trail-
er, super slide, sleeps 6, lots of
storage, loaded $15,200 obo
701-390-3386
2006 PROWLER MODEL
270FQS, exc. condition w/extras-
$14,000. 941-391-2972
2007 HERITAGE TT, 40', 4
slides, tri axle, 2 bay windows,
REDUCED $19,900. Mint
(941)-286-6062
2008 LUXURY TT, 36ftlyself con
ared XC, W/D, arg baded WS,N/P
widely $23,900. 9544831322
22' '99 Coleman pop up, AC,
hydraulic roof, elec. brakes, elec.
hook up, ref., sink, propane
stove, toilet, shower, tow pkg
avail.$4500 firm (941)493-1037
36' 94 Premier TT w/1 pull out,
set up in park in Maggie Valley.,
NC. Can be moved or stay.
$9,000. (828)-243-2025






39' 2009, 2 slides, self con-
tained. Loaded. $26,000
Will Deliver Call for details.
(302)-983-5818
40' 2008 FRANKLIN 3 SLIDES
W/D AWNINGS LOADED.
$23,900 941)-268-1077
I Buy Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels
& Park Models. Pay Cash/Top
$$ Dave 813-713-3217
MOBILE RV Repair Dometic
recalls, all appl, awnings,
leaks & etc. (941)-625-5386

7380 MOTOR HOMES / RVs

1999 WINNE C 31' 44K,
reduced $21,000. clean & road
ready, none better at this price.
941-661-6471






26', 1994 GULFSTREAM
Ultra F-350, Stored inside, Gen.
Sleeps 6, new fridge, 2 AC, 75k,,
new carpet & awning, Super
clean, Runs like new $10,900.
Englewood * SOLD!!**
30' 1979 WINNEBAGO Elanden
II, All new tires & chrome wheels.
New upgrades. Too many to list!
Call for details. Looks good &
runs great! $3,500. obo (941)-
875-0152
32' 2001 Georgetown Forest
River, 66k mi., backup camera,
generator. all new tires, 2 TVs, 2
new batt. Exc. cond. Asking
$24,000. inclds Road Master Tow
Dolly. (941)-429-9048
34' 2000 Holiday Rambler
Endeavor. Slide. Mint. $39,500/
obo. Finan avail. (941)-240-5555

APRIL CLEARANCE
Clean Motorhomes
Gas or Diesel
Priced To Sell
Financing Available
RV World Inc of Nokomis
2110 US 41, Nokomis
941-966-2182

Body*Service*Parts
40 Service Bays
Good Service/Fair Prices
RV World Inc of Nokomis
2110 US 41-Nokomis
941-966-2182

$$ CASH PAID $$ For Your
Motor Home/TT Any Size or Price.
Will Come To You. (941)626-9075
Charlotte RV Center
Great selection of pre-owned
RVs! Buy Sell Trade Financing
We'll sell your RV FREE! Ask
about our marketing. Repairs -
Maintenance Parts Body Shop
US 41 at Kings Hwy., Pt. Charlotte.
(941) 883-5555
www.CharlotteRVcenter.com


7380 MOTOR HOMES / RVs


NEW PLATINUMS
$20,000. Off- Limited Offer
Many Models- Gas or Diesel
Great Prices- Great Financing.
Used from $49,900.
Let's Deal Today.!
RV World Inc of Nokomis
2110 US 41-Nokomis
941-966-7182

RV'S WANTED
Cash or Consigned
We're the Best
Come see why!
Call: Mark
RV World Inc of Nokomis
2110 US 41 Nokomis 941-
966-7182

SATURN TOW-CARS.
15 to choose from.
Blue-Ox tow hitches.
PRO-POWER AUTO SALES
(941) 627-8822 P.C.

7381 RV STORAGE

BOAT or RV STORAGE
New concrete building, safe.
1 bay 10x40. (941)-629-5318

BOAT or RV STORAGE
New concrete building, safe.
1 bay 10x40. (941)-629-5318

OUTSIDE STORAGE
$25/MONTH & UP
(941)-833-2200

7382 RV/Camper Parts

BRAKE BUDDY for towed vehi-
cle, 3 yrs old, $675/obo. 941
484 6563

TOW BAR, Blue Ox, Aventa II,
3 yrs old, $375/obo 941-484
6563


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SUNCOAST BOATING


7330 BOATS-POWERED

"SAVE DOLPHINS"
Donate your Boat or Auto to
support Clearwater Marine
Aquarium's marine life
rescue work. Tax Deductible.
(727)-459-7208.
$$ CASH PAID $$ For Your
Boat, Any Size or Price. Will
Come To You. (941)626-9075
14' ALUMINUM, deep V hull,
lOhp Johnson, on trlr. $700.
(941)-766-7970
15' V-HULL w/2005 30hp 4 stroke,
T&T, warrtil201148 hrs Will Sep
Like nea Now $31400 941- 268-9029
15.6" TRIHULL BOW RIDER
60HP Johnson, New battery &
bottom paint. Good seats, top,
anchor &trlr $1350 941474-9821
16' BOW RIDER, fiberglass,
90hp Johnson, T/T, trlr. $1000
firm. (941)-966-4623
17' 1986 PROLINE CC 2000
Merc. 150hp, alum. trailer, bimini
top. $3,900. 941-623-6520.
17'3" 2001 Palm Beach, center
console, clean, 90hp saltwater
Merc & trlr. Bimini, SS prop. Runs
Great. $7,000. (941)-697-2671


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


18' 2007 PONTOON
BOAT 50HP Mercury, Very low
hours, Ex. cond. $9500/obo
941-232-0228
18'6", 1998 CENTURY bay
boat, 130 Yamaha, depth finder,
fish finder, bimini, trolling motor,
like new trlr. Fantastic boat.
$5500. (941)-743-2927
19' 1988 GRASSTREAM, Merc.
140HP I/0. Magic tilt. 4 wheel
trailer. Priced for quick sale.
$950. (941)-639-1490
20' 1989 AQUASPORT 150HP
Mariner. Needs engine work
$2000. as is 941-456-9238
20' 1989 DFMAR Pontoon


22' HURRICANE deck boat,
1991, 125hp Johnson OB. Magic
Deck galv. trlr. New bimini top.
New aft deck seats. New heavy
duty vinyl cover. Great shape.
$3200. sold sold sold sold

23' WELLCRAFT '88, CC, T-
Top, trim tabs, 150 Evinrude,
trailer, $3700. 941-743-7082

25.5' DONZI 1990 w/trailer,
250 GT. REDUCED $4,500 obo.
941-391-5431, 941-639-2815.

34' MAIN SHIP Trawler, 1981,
above average cond. Many
extras. Must see @ $34,000. By
owner (941)-698-1811


w/2000 Johnson 50HP, runs CLEARANCE SALE
good, needs TLC, trailer & top New'08 Montereys
incl. $850 obo. 941 637 6290. New '08 Montereys
18' 29' Selection
Great Prices & Financing.
CASH TODAY RV World Inc of Nokomis
For Your Boats & 2110 US41- Nokomis
Jet Skis 941-966-7182
(941)-268-7516

21.5' 1998 Aqua Sport Explorer,
200hp Johnson. Mint. Many __-
extras.$14,500. (941)-916-2782 ---


TO ADVERTISE
IN BOATER'S
BARGAINS
IN WATERLINE
CALL JILL,
941-429-3116
jilld@
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7331 SAILBOATS

25' O'DAY, 2' 6" draft, 3 sails,
roller furling, no motor. Lift kept.
Boat is located in PGI. $2,500.
(262)-880-7860
27' 1975 BRISTOL in water 10
HP Westebk deisel. Fair sails.
Some Charlie dmg. Needs TLC
Strong Boat. $2500. OBO
(941)698-9752
27' ISLAND PACKET 1987,
4' draft, 18 hp Yanmar, extras
inc. geneker, dinghy, storm
anchor. $30K (941)-484-3891
29' 1976 ERICSON Sloop 23HP
Universal diesel engine, new
sails, roller furling, self steering,
good cond. Asking $17,000 obo.
Call 941-505-2228.


7332 PERSONAL
WATER VEHICLES
2005 SEADOO RXT, trailer,
vest, excellent cond. new batt.
$5800. Call 941-698-5782.
2006 4 stroke 3 seater Seadoo
Waverunner. 28 hrs. like new.
$5600. (941)-412-3911

7333 MISC. BOATS

14' ROWBOAT Sea Nymph
Alum, V-hull, 3 seats,
Exc. $275. 203-948-6999
DINGHY, APEX Hard Bottom
inflatable & 5HP 4 stroke Honda
$1300. 941-639-2797
PADDLE BOAT, Pelican electric
w/ battery. $550.** SOLD****

7334 OUTBOARD/
MARINE ENGINES
15HP EVINRUDE Long shaft
$500. (941)-408-7274
1996 115HP JOHNSON, one
leaned out piston, rebuilt lower
unit $1300. obo 941-258-7413
8HP MERCURY LONG SHAFT.
RUNS GREAT. $425.00
(941)697-5013


7336 BOAT STORAGE/
DOCKING

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

7338 MARINE SUPPLY
& EQUIP.

A/C, PORTABLE, in a wheeled
suitcase. 7k BTU. Sea water
cooled. $300. 941-637-7260
ANCHOR FOR BOAT WITH CHAIN
$10 941-426-2306

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Construction
EU Services, Inc.
No Job Too Big
Or Too Small
Pool Cages Screen Lanais
Acrylic Rooms
Screen Entries
Rescreens
Garage Screens
Handrail
Hurricane Shutters
Window Replacement


Venice Area
Free Estimates 9 1 75191 I '
Lic/nsred 941-475-1931 (941)408-8500


PROTECTION RE SIDNILC OMERI
*STEEL/ALUMINUM *Custom 5", 6" Seamless *Hurricane Protection
CLEAR Gutters Storm Panels
S L25 Colors To Choose From -Soffit, Fascia, Siding
ACCORDION Hand-Cut Miters Elite Patio Rooms/
Installed OR -Hidden Hunger System Screens/Carports
I Installation, Repair, -Re-Screens Railings
Do It *Yourself Clean-Outs -Window & Door
Underground Drainage Replacement
CALL SHAWN Systems -Contractors Welcome
941-769-1679 CALL FOR YOUR FREE ESTIMATE
THE CARPENTER INC. I A -
Lic#RR0067689


Antenna Repair
& New Installation
Antenna's work better
today than ever before!
HDTV Signal is FREE!
Nottingham TV &
Antenna Service
47 Years Experience!
I will teach you
how to use your equipment!
Installations of Flat Screen TV's
Surround Sound Installation
Stereo Video Audio
Call Wayne Nottingham
Q91-441-5970


The State of
Florida Requires
all Contractors
to be Registered
or Certified.
Be Advised to
Check License
Number with the
State by Calling
1-850-487-1395
or on the Web at
myfloridalicense.com


SAME DAY SERVICE
* Appliance & Refrigeration Repair
Servicing All Makes & Models
Call Today, Receive S20 off
When You Mention This Ad.

JILNsr nFlUraa MAismr


Venice, N. Port
& Englewood
(941)-488-8590


Punta Gorda &
Port Charlotte
(941)-626-8903


270 03.42 North 820 00.10 West
Can You Find Us?
941-627-FISH (3474)


MLL MUTUO
WANTED




Cash Paid For
All Cars &
Trucks!!
Free Towing
You Call
We Haul!
R41.RPR.R1 2 n


LUOUIVI BLINDUS
& WINDOW
TREATMENTS
"SUPER STORE TO
YOUR DOOR"
30% Off Select
Signature Series!
Free Estimates,
Free Installation
call BUDGET BLINDS
941-697-8286
Independent Owned & Operated


Your business or
service as low as


Area covered includes
Venice, Pt. Charlotte,
Englewood, North Por
Punta Gorda & Arcadie


HALL'S TRUCKING
& BOBCAT SERVICES
Concrete Removal
Stone Washed Shell
Fill Dirt Mulch
Shell Driveway Installed
Small Tree & Brush Removal
Commercial & Residential Clean-Ups
Reasonable Rates & Reliable Service
(941) 485-5717
Cell (941) 716-3650


BILL
JACOBSEN
ENTERPRISES
Clear
Fill
Grade
Culverts
Complete
Concrete Services

941-391-0694


CONSTRUCTION
CONTRACTING, INC.
Total Home Repair & Remodeling
Window & Door Replacement
Room Additions -E --
FREE ESTIMATES *
GARY WARD (Owner)
941-815-1912


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

-C l a BildnLeVasseur
Building & Rnmode r rg, I


BACKYARD CIRCUS CAREX C
Professional Fruit Tree
Problem Diagnosis
Spraying Fertilization
Consultation. *-runing.
Annual Care Contracts
Jim Skinner
30+ Years Experience
Licensed & Insured
Steve LeVasseur, President (941) 925-1999
lyour construction eed, -cal us tod wwww.backyardcitruscare.com
Inc 941-698-9045 Free Consultation
www IevasseriJrhiJilding cornm M Voi


"WHERE
IT'S NOTA
JOB, IT'S A
PASSION"
V A*w


CleanTime
SERVICES, LLC
* Dependable
* Meticulous
* Professional
* Insured
& Bonded
When It's Time
To Clean...
Call Clean Time!
www.CleanTime-Services.com


Nancy's
Cleaning
Service
*Specializing in
*House Cleaning
*General Cleaning
*Moving Cleaning
*Windows & More!
Free Estimates
Call
941270 0271


"The
Cleaning
Service"
Weekly
Bi-Weekly
Monthly
"We Do Windows!"
Move-In/Move-Out
941-467-2023
Lic/Ins. References
Avail


AFFORDABLE
j COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIR
.In* Sell Used Computers,
-- Printers & Laptops.
Virus and Spyware
AVAIABE 7 DAYS
CETrImD Removal
Repairs, Upgrades, Tune Ups, Etc.
We Fix All Brands of Computers
941.764.3400 941.276.5011
= 2270-FTamiarni' aitPortChaiotte


Jim Walker's
Mobile Computer
Repair
Repairs
Upgrades
; $79 Virus Removal:
' & Clean-Up ,

941
743-9787


* ea iu d.-Mbiife fte

$25 OFF
Cal fordeas
Fast sekS
941-921-7552
941-625-7144


QUALITY
CONCRETE
WORK
AT A VERY
AFFORDABLE
PRICE.
Driveways
Sidewalks, Patios.
Serving the Area
25 Years. Insured
941-780-5968


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


*Additions
*Baths
* Kitchens


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


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JACOBSEN
ENTERPRISES
Driveways
Pavers
Sidewalks
Patios
Utility Pads
Culverts
SBobcat Service
No Job Too Big Or Small
941-391-0694


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your ad in

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please call

941-429-3110


HIGH QUALITY LOW PRICE
* Driveways
* Patios
* Sidewalks
* Slabs
r F i M InKE in 1R
Free Est I ic_ &Ins. S ince 1984


Prefab Curbing
Available All Sizes & Colors
In stock OR will make
Your Design or Shape
J A Lynch Nursery


S r; I ." ,;. ,z -"
1191 Kings Hwy
941-627-0491


HERCULES
CURBING &


LANDSCAPING
Starting at
$1.85 ft.
No Minimum Required
Rock, Mulch
Free Estimates
941-286-5228
941-627-4649


Krauth ConstructionITEDDY'S
HANDYMAN &


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

941-809-0473


Inc.
No Job Too Big
or Too Small!
(941) 629-4966
Licensed & Insured
CRC 1327653


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


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


YOUR DRYER VENTS
HOULD BE CLEANED YEARLY!
DON'T BE A
IRE HAZARD STATISTIC
FOR OUR LOWEST PRICES
CALL
ROGER FRECHETTE, SR.
"THE Go To Guy"
HANDYMAN SERVICES
941 HELPV
429-9791
941
661-2020
LCIN )inlk~


Painting
Texturinc
Ceiling Repail
Water Damage & Repail
497-1313
Licensed & Insured


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


air Prices
uality Workmanship
uaranteed


Free Estimates
Over 25 Yrs.
Experience in
Charlotte County


The State of
Florida Requires
all Contractors
to be Registered
or Certified.
Be Advised to
Check License
Number with the
State by Calling
1-850-487-1395
or on the Web at
nvfloridalicense.corr


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


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


Matt's
Electric
Inc.
$1000- 200 Amp
Service Changes
$50 Service Call
24 Yrs. Exp.
Comm. & Res.
(941) 769-6515
ic. ER13013345 & Ins


Your business or MARK' WHOLESALE

[ 18" Tile .790 sq. ft.
13: Tile .590 sq. ft.


Area covered includes
Venice, Pt. Charlotte,
nglewood, North Port,
Punta Gorda & ArcadiaI


2270 Tamiami Trail, PC
941-764-0388


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


JUMBO SUBS


I'E ISRE_.



2270 Tamiami Trail, PC
94 1 -624-4 1 02


finishing



FINE FURNITURE &
ANTIQUES GOLD LEAF
* CANE* RUSH*-RATTAN
2078 17th Street
Sarasota, FL 34237

(941)296-5427


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Aloha Coastal, Inc.
A Frniture Refation Co.
mr 30 I. E"Odful
4wiilidis IN...
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W* i.$t Ih up *U Aiqm


rS&lq Cat & S1rno7a Cq.
n 4-(941) 284-5702


Hugh Morris


"If We Can't Fix It, It Ain't Broke!"

KENDALL

PRECISION MACHINE
6601 Taylor Rd., Punta Gorda, FL
(941) 575-8188
Fax (941) 575-0130
Since 1992


Waotis SM ik--


SGutter Cleaning Polly Pebble Sealing Pressure Cleaning
SRoof Coating Plumbing Fixtures- Mobile Home Repair
Drywall Repair Int,/Ext. Painting ElectricalFixtures
Gutter Cleaning Rotten Wood Repairs D rger Vacuum Cleaning
Venice Native

941.485.2172


W
Dave Beck
The Handyman.LL.
Kitchen & Bath
Countertops
Drywall
Texturing/Painting
Ceramic Tile
Aluminum Screens
941-766-1767
CRC 1327942
Licensed & Insured


HANDYMAN
Painting
Pressure
Washing
and Much More!
Over 30 Years
Experience &
Satisfied
Customers
493-6736
Lic. & Fully Insured
Call Fonr FR :EE timatp


J&K
HANDYMAN
* Driveway Repair
SChimney Repair
& Cleaning
SStucco & Brick Work
- Fences. Carpentry
* Roofing
* House Painting
* Window Caulking
* Light Electric
& Plumbing


I tix things
* Reliable
*Quiet
* Years of
experience
14ttll lh r


A Carpenter
Around
the House
Interior/Exterior
Remodel & Finish Work
Cabinet, Door & Window
Installations
Full Handyman Services
James M. Okell
941-270-1693
A Registered FL Co. Since 1993


DAN THE
HANDYMAN
SDO IT ALL WITI
JUST ONE CALL
* Bathroom & Kiitche
Remodels
Painting
Carpentry
"Anything?
941-697-


SPARROT
INC.
Retired Northern Custom
Builder at your service.
Tired Of
High Costs,
Poor Quality?
Call Blaine:
941-662-0266
Full explanation w/free
estimates Quality interior/ext.
work w/references Prompt
completion w/guarantee


30 Yrs. Retired
Electrician.


HANDYMAN


* Home Repairs A-Z
* Installations
SMInsteatn All your odds & ends!
* Maintenance FAIR PRICE,
Fair Price & DEPENDABILITY
Dependab ili ty U NO M O NI!
NO MONEY
Dependability UP FRONT!
Licensed & Insured
(94ill l.129-221. 941-740-0451


pAW -
PORTER'S

From small home
repairs to full
remodeling.
* Free Design
Consulting
* Below Competitor
Pricing
941-237-1771
941-96qR-51 R


* Completion of Foreclosed Homes & Permits
Home Repairs & Remodeling
House Watch/Management
* Over 30 yrs Experience. References Available




State Certified General Contractor
License # CGC1510401


away protect
your home!
Accu-Val
HomeWatch
Service
* Reliable & Dependable
* Licensed & Insured
* 20 Point Check
* Flexible Plans
* Repair & Cleaning
Services available
* Concierge Service
* WE DO BOATS!
1Q4113 0R.Q94R2


A 1 IHUUSE
WATCHING
Protect your most
valued investment
for as little as
$29.00 per month.
We perform 12 point check,
including HVAC operation, Storn
Damage & P01/7Spa operations.
Services available from 1-12
months according to your needs
(941) 223-7786
Pool Cleaning Service
also nffered


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

Cars, Trucks, Vans
& SUV's

FREE PICK UP
7 Days a Week
941-204-5144
PORT CH ARLOTTE


H 'llI1 mill
QI' I I I I
Dave Beck Kitchen& Bath
The Handyman, On The Isle
LLC ADIVISION OFDUYN CONSTRUCTIONLLC
Kitchen & NEED IDEAS?
Bath Remodels COME WORK WITH US
Ceramic Tile Complete Kitchen & Bath Showroom
Kitchen & Bath Design
t hRepla c rUpgrade Kitchens & Bath
941-766-1767 R ~
CRC 1327942 488-2284
Licensed & Insured


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BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY 941-429-3110


WEL LA-N UU
ANYTHING!!"
* Tree, Lot & Vegetation,
Mulching
* Tree, Stump Removal
& Grinding
Selective Clearinn


-Yard
Cleanup;
* Pruning> '
* Weeding
*Mulching
Honest Reliable
Reasonable Rates
JIM 416-3030
VENICE -
.IACARAnnA


Florida
Lawncare
Response in 30 min or less
Free Estimates
941-237-1728
Complete Maintenance
Now Accepting new Accounts
Per Cut (or)
Annual
Venice. North Port. Nokomis


*All Phases Lawn & Tree service
Bobcat service Irrigation *Landscape Design
Dumpster Service -Custom Curbing -Sod
Haven't seen or heard from
your lawn service lately?
Lic & Maybe it's time for a change.
Insured Please support our troops.
VISA & MC P.J.*
ACCEPTED 504-3307
Franklin
496.1494


*1st in the Area
to Provide
Lawn Painting!*
*Providing
Lawn Care at
Low Prices!*


His & Hers
Lawn Care


* Maintenance
*Odd Jobs
* Mowing
*Shrub Trimming
*Mulch


Licensed & Insured
941-429-082!


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

^ )


KURBING
Curbing
starting at
$2.00 a ft.
Some restrictions apply
"Welcome Back
Snowbirds"


3 MONTHS
FREE!




O'Neill's Lawn
Service
Serving Venice
& Nokomis
941-488-9500


(941) 587-2837
* Full Service Mowing
* Planting / Mulching
* Hedge / Palm Trimming
* No Contracts Necessary
* 17 Yrs. Experience
$10 OFF Monthly
Mowina Services


Before Heading
North
Consider D/CUT
The Snowbird Grass
Specialist
( Cut, Edge &
Trim
'NP,PC&PG
Call Dave @
(941) 624-2822
Lic/Ins


*Venice IVowing
*North Port Mulch
Pt. Stone
Charlotte Design
* Englewood Installation
*Rotonda Trees
Gulf Cove Shrubs
& S.G.C Lawns
Locally Owned & Operated
*Great Equipment
*Great Work Ethic
SSatisfied Customers
FREE ESTIMATES.
941-426-7844


and
Landscaping
Satisfaction Guaranteed!
Full Lawn and
Garden Maintenance
*FREE MONTH FOR
NEW REGULAR
MAINTENANCE
CUSTOMERS*
Tree Trimming,
Fertilizing, Mulching &
Clean Up's
941-650-5329
W Lic. & Ins. W


Daniel
Hazeltine's
Lawn
Maintenance
Commercial &
Residential
Temporary or
Long Term Service
(941) 624-4799


- Moving &
Delivery
Honest, Reliable,
Courteous,
Very Low Rates
15 yrs. Experience
Lic. & Ins.
941-237-1823


Larry's Painting
And
Wallaver
(941) 228-6747
FREE ESTIMATES
No Job Too Small
Northeast
Workmanship and
Reasonable Prices
Fully Licensed
and Insured


"BEST PRICE FOR
QUALITY JOB"
Residential/Commercial
New Construction
*Custom Home/Repaints
Interior Exterior
Pressure Washing
Lic/Insured Free Estimates
I 5% DISCOUNT
941 -St 5-84
Lic# AAA00101254


WHITE PAINTING
Interior/Exterior
Pressure Washing

FREE ESTIMATES
LIC/INSURED
SR. DISCOUNTS!!
941-539-2095


10% OFF cowon


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


A & M Quality
Painting
Interior &
Exterior Specialists
Also Pressure Washing
* Free Estimates M
* Full Insured T
and Licensed
* 25 Yrs. Experience

697-8620


Alexander's
Painting Etc.
25 year Pro Interior/Ext
Drive/Garage/Deck
Pressure Wash/Repair
Remove/Install
Pre-Rent/Sale Spec.
Free Est, Ref, Lic, Ins.
941-496-9131
Q -9or9
941-992-0O41


CLEANING AND
PAINTING
Mobile home
roof coating.
SPECIALIZING IN
Mobile Home Repaint.
Serving Venice &
North Port for 30 years.
Free estimates.
Call Randy Gonyer
@ (941) 492-9053


"Ketired but not tired"
Faucets, Sinks, Stools, Garbage
Disposals, Pressure Tanks,
Water Softeners/Filters Etc.

Most Anything, A
Just Ask
Ross'
Master Plumber
RF11067393
1-941-204-4286
rwhanndvmnn(@vnhnn rnm


Steve Fox
Plumbing, LLC


941-235-1321
941-380-0147

F- -I^^f


Lic#RF11067271


ProTek Plumbing ILL JIVIU
& Drain Specialists PLU BING,
DO YOU HAVE SLOW DRAINS??? Slab &Wall Leaks
"WE OFFER COMPLETE ROOTER SERVICES" Repipes One Call '
Replace & Repairs Does
"ALL YOUR Backflow Jll "
PLUMBING Remodels
REPAIR NEEDS" w4 23-3058
License# CFC057933
4753949or 5757324 tate Certified Precision Plumbing lns
4753949 or 57"734 Master Plumber and Leak Detection CFC1427378


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


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

Quality Decks
941-375-1103


AFFORDABLE
PRESSURE L.
CLEANING
DETAILING
Quality Work at a
Reasonable Rate!
Lic. & Insured
Driveways
Roofs
Exteriors
Pool Deks Cages
941-.2 7.1092


B&L Concrete Services
Specializing in Complete Pool Packages


MAC SEIA
Coplt PoolPk
startling


941Q1 1.


Id


Resurfacing
10% OFF
With This Ad
Exures 3/31/09

Lic#RP252555094


Jenkins
Home
Improvement
Pressure Washing
* Driveways
* Pool Decks & Cages
* Soffit & Fascia
* Repairs
* Painting
Owner-Operated
941-497-2728
Iit/Insc


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


Bailey's
PRESSURE CLEANING
Exterior/Interior Painting
Soffit, Fascia & Siding
Repair
NEVER CLEAN INSIDE
OF GUTTERS AGAIN!
GUTTER REPAIR
Lifetime Venice Resident
941-497-1736
Licensed & Insured in Sarasota,
North Prt and Charlotte County
CHAMBER MEMBER


&1I :1l Lm 4
* Refrigeration Repair
* Servicing All Makes
& Models
* Residential &
Commercial


ENGLEWOOD
RESCREENING
Lanais -
Entryways
Specializing in Smaller Jobs
Rescreening & Handyman
15 Years Exp.
Servicing Rotonda, Cape
Haze & Englewood areas.
941-697-3613


Attordable
Screening
Rescreen and Repairs
Pool Cages,
Lanais,Entrys,
Vinyl Windows,
Garage Sliders,
Vinyl Sliders and
Stackers
FREE ESTIMATES
ALL WORK GUARANTEED
941-474-1200
941-697-5900


Randy Haskett
Screening
Licensed & Full Insured
25 yrs. of experience
SPECIALIZING IN
RESCREENING
POOL CAGES
& LANAIS
Also Repairs, Entryways,
Garage, Sliders
No Job Too Small
80fQ-1171


S- -
Rescreens
Family Owned & Operated
*Pool cages
*Lanais
*Entryways
*Garage Sliders
Honest Dependable,
Quality SErvicE
References Available.
FREE ESTIMATES
Licensed & Insured.
941-915-7793


RON BUDA'S
RESCREENING
* Custom Entries
* Cages
* Lanais
* Garage Sliders Installed
Serving Rotonda
& Englewood
(Since 1986)
(Lic JIns.)
941-697-694


He-Hoonng & Hepair specialists
LEONARD'S ROOFING, INC.


r0Authonzed
...mm ....ni.x |


* Shingle
Tile
* Built-up


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


Reagan Leonard 488-7478
Lic.# RC 0066574


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

941-769-0520


FREE
ESTIMATES


Ask
About
Pool
Maintenance
AgpeeMents


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James Weaver
Roofing
Family J
Owned &
Operated
Since 198
426-8946
Free Estimates
Metal, shingles, flat roofs.
Replace & Repair
Lic#CCC1325995


A-1 COATINGS
BOND CONTRACTORS, INC.
Water Proofing Roof Coatings
Why Replace it! Save it and Save $!
12 Yr Warranty Extends Preserves & Rejuvenates Roof Life
Increases Wind Protection -Mildew Resistant
Any Color *Even Clear -R-24 R-Valve -Shingles
Built Up -Tile -Foam -Polyester -Metal Flat Roofs & More
426-9354 496.8316* 800-221.6751
Lic# CCC058170

10% Discount" "


ENGLEWOOD
ROOFING
Since 1975


NEW ROOFS
RE-ROOFS -REPAIRS
Commercial & Residential
State Lic.#CCC 1325679
Re-roofs Are Our Specialty
Bus: 941-474-5487
Fax: 941-475-0799


WATE I'TE
*Shingles, Slots,
Metal, Tile, Repairs
*Old Roof Removal
Our Specialty
*Full Carpentry
#CCC058184
* Fre Es mattes
SFully Insured
483-4630
IflnWinnmiWiiaW


The Shower Wizard
A One Time Face Lift For Your Shower
"Guaranteed Mildew Resistant"
Includes:
Cleaning, Sanitizing,
Grout Re-Do
Color Sealing,
Recaulking & More
"Service with
Pride & Professionalism"
Charlotte 941-764-0030
Sarasota 941-475-0000


Jenkins
Home
Improvement
* Vinyl Aluminum
* Soffit & Fascia
* Gables
* Repairs Rescreen
" Painting
" Pressure Washing
Owner-Operated
941-497-2728
[lcr/ln<


RICH LANDERS
STUCCO, INC.
New Constriction
& Remodels
Rusted bands &
Wire Lath Repair.
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SKim
Cool
Let's Go!
Features Editor
kcool@venicegondolier.com
Eggsactly what do
you want for Easter?
If you do not plan to fly to
Washington to roll eggs on
the White House lawn, how
about two days of eggstra fun
inVenice.
With planning, you should
be able to do it all. From 10
a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, bring
your own basket and head to
351 Orange Road in Venice for
an Easter egg hunt. While
there enjoy a free lunch and a
show performed by illusionist
Gerard Tricario. For informa-
tion, call 941-232-8028. At 1
p.m. that day, head to Chal-
lenger Park off Olivia Road in
South Venice for another
hunt, face painting, crafts,
snacks, raffles and photos
with the Easter bunny. Leave
a donation for the park and
take home lots of smiles.
Sunday, be at the Venice
Community Center, 326 S.
Nokomis Ave., on the island,
by 10 a.m. for a 10,000-egg
hunt for three age groups,
giveaways at neighboring
Blalock Park on Nassau Street,
music, an Easter Sunday
message and prize drawings.
Prizes, which are being
donated by local businesses,
include oil changes, grocery
vouchers, hair cuts and other
items. Prize drawing tickets
are available at the Venice
Assembly of God, 695 Center
Road. Donations are accepted
at dsalentne@verizon.net or
by phone at 941-484-2244.
For information, call 9
41-497-5683.
After the morning event,
enjoy an Easter Sunday
brunch buffet at the Ameri-
can Legion No-Vel Post 159,
1770 E. Venice Ave.. The cost
is $12 per person and reserva-
tions are requested.
Call 941-485-4748.
Wear your best bonnet and
have a most happy Easter.


'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.

'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 McKagan's Loaded
April 10.
St. Pete Times Forum
401 Channelside Drive, Tampa.
813-287-8844 or
www.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 Drive, Tampa.
813-287-8844 or www.ticketmas-
ter.com.

DARYL HALL AND JOHN OATES
8 p.m. April 14.
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers.
239-481-4849 or www.bbman-
npah.com.

GARY VALENTINE
April 15 18.
Visani
2400 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte.
941-629-9191.

NORTH PORT CONCERT BAND
'FAR AND AWAY'
April 16.
North Port Performing Arts Center
6400 Price Blvd., North Port.
941-426-8479.

'THE WEDDING SINGER'
April 16 June 6.
Broadway Palm DinnerTheatre
1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers.
239-278-4422.

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

'BOB THE BUILDER LIVE!'
4 p.m., 7 p.m. April 17.
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
777 N.Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
800-826-9303 or www.vanwezel.org.

For the complete calendar:


'LEGENDS RETURN'
8 p.m. April 17 -April 18
The Cultural CenterTheatre
2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte.
941-380-2507.

PUNTA GORDA BLOCK PARTY
Featuring Confederate Railroad
April 18.
Downtown Punta Gorda.

'FIDDLER ON THE ROOF'
April 21-26.
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers.
239-481-4849 or
www.bbmannpah.com.

FLEEIWOOD MAC
8 p.m. April 22.
St. Pete Times Forum
401 Channelside Drive, Tampa.
813-287-8844 or
ww.ticketmaster.com.

CHRIS BOTTI
8 p.m. April 23.
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
800-826-9303 or www.vanwezel.org.

JIMMY BUFFETT
AND THE CORAL REEFER BAND
April 25.
Ford Ampitheatre
Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa.
www.livenation.com.

'THE WIZARD OF OZ'
April 25 April 26.
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
941-953-3368.

NICKELBACK with
Seether and SavingAbel
April 26.
Ford Ampitheatre
Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa.
www.livenation.com.


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Let's Go! features events from Fort Myers to Tampa.
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April 8-9, 2009


Let's Go! Page 2


Marie
Merchant
Entertainment
Editor
mmerchant@sun-herald.com

'Guiding Light'

to extinguish

J haven't been home during
the day in years to know
what the Bauer, Spaulding
and Lewis families are up to
these days, but when a news
brief recently passed my desk
I was saddened to learn that
the light will be extinguished
on daytime soap opera,
"Guiding Light."
The show began in 1937 on
radio and continued on to set
a record for longest-running
television drama, which is
listed in the "Guinness Book
of World Records."
The show will end it's
72-year run Sept. 18.
I remember coming home
from school or keeping cool
during summer break in
Massachusetts, with drapes
drawn and fans running, with
my mother and grandmother.
The three of us would
follow the story and the
drama of Reva and Josh,
Beth and Phillip, Alan, Billie,
Olivia, Rick and all the other
Springfield residents.
Guiding Light: Your
television light may be
extinguished, but the
memories shine on.

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David Dunn-Rankin
Let's Go! Editor
Marie Merchant
Phone: 941-206-1145
E-mail: letsgo@sun-herald.com
Fax: 941-629-2085
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To send items for the calendar, please
include the time, location, cost of tickets
and where to get them, and a
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COVER STORY
April 8-9, 2009


Gary Valentine at Visani


Let's Go! Page 3


By MARIE MERCHANT
ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR
Gary Valentine, most
noted for his work as
cousin Danny on the
sitcom "King of Queens"
brings his outrageous,
high-energy comedy to
the stage of Visani April 15
- 18.
"It's the best live show,"
explained Valentine in a
recent telephone inter-
view. "I kinda of walk the
line between reality and
what is he doing? It's hard
to explain but you'll
understand it and you'll
get it. It's not so far above
your head. It's clever-
stupid."
Valentine, brother of
actor Kevin James,


What: Gary Valentine
When: 8 p.m. April 15 17
7:30 p.m., 10 p.m. April 18.
Where: Visani
2400 Kings Highway,
Port Charlotte.
Info: 941-629-9191.

recalled working on the
set of "King of Queens, "It
was fun, like a family. It
was great working with
Kevin. All in all it's great to
work with someone so
close to you."
Before television
stardom, Valentine was
doing stand up for 20
years. "Some people see
my show don't even know
I'm cousin Danny, others
think'wow.'"


CALENDAR EXTRAS


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. Saturday
at Laishley Park, 100 E.
Retta Esplanade. Enjoy
the Coconut Cream Pie-
Eating Contest, Nutty
Mutties' Easter Bonnet
Parade, Coconut Cook-Off
and the suspense of who
will win the People's
Choice Nut Award in the
Coconut Decorating
Contest. For more
information on sponsor-
ship, call 941-575-9099.

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. Saturday to benefit
The Salvation Army.
Open to all stock, sports,


modifieds, hot rods, street
rods, rat rods, retros, race
cars, trucks and motor-
cyles 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. All
funds go directly to the
Salvation Army and stay
in Charlotte county.
Senior Salvation Army
officers will personally
greet each car owner
upon arrival. Rick
Treworgy will donate a
large portion of all
museum entry fees when
tripies are awarded.

Punta Gorda
Block Party
The 23rd annual Punta
Gorda Block Party will be
held on April 18 The
gates open at 11 a.m.,


"I've always done stand
up. I put my time in,
believe me, before TV
came along 10 years
before TV came along."
Valentine also has
appeared on the big
screen in "Stuck on You,"
"I Now Pronounce You
Chuck and Larry" and
most recently in "Paul
Blart: Mall Cop."
Valentine is active in
raising awareness and
funds for the Foundation
Fighting Blindness. His
sister, having a rare eye
disease, Retinitis Pigmen-
tosa brings the charity
close to home. "They're
making headway, but not
enough."
Valentine has just


with music on the four
stages beginning at 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


completed seven episodes
of a new TV sitcom called
"Dusty Peacock."
"I really love TV the
sitcom. Kevin's producing
it with Rock Reuben.
Valentine explained: "I
play Dusty and I play this
bad Criss angel daredevil
dude and none of my
stunts work. I have this
girlfriend who doesn't
believe in me. I'm delu-
sional that I'm good. My
hair is this mohawk thing.
We shot the pilot and
we're waiting to see where
we're going to bring it."
Showtimes at Visani are
8 p.m. April 15-17 and
7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
April 18.
Tickets are $15.


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.
Age verification bracelets
must be obtained and
cups purchased at the


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or 18 and older with a
parent.
Visani is located at 2400


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Easter events:

Salty Paws in
Fishermen's Village will
present an "Easter Bone
Hunt" beginning at
11 a.m. Saturday at
1200 W. Retta Esplanade,
Punta Gorda. Salty Paws
"Easter Bone Hunt" is
being held to benefit
Ears Animal Rescue
Sanctuary in Englewood.
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 preregis-
tration donation or $8
per person on the day of
event. Call 941-575-7599
for details or visit the
Web site at www.Salty-
Paws.com.
Fishermen's Village
will offer pictures with
the Easter Bunny from
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday. 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.
Saturday for a book
signing event. Fisher-
men's Village is located
at 1200 W. Retta
Esplanade, Punta Gorda.

Easter egg hunts:
The 45th Annual
Easter Egg Hunt will
be held at Charlotte
Sports Park from
9 a.m. to noon Satur-
day. This event is open
to children ages 1-10.
Peter Cottontail will
make a special appear-
ance 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 Road,
Port Charlotte. For


more information, call
941-625-7529.
Kiwanis egg
hunt

The Early Bird Kiwanis
will hold its annual
"Egg-Normous" Easter
egg hunt Saturday on
the football field at the
George Mullen Activity
Center, off Sumter
Boulevard in North Port.
The egg hunt will
begin at 9:30 a.m. sharp
and will be divided into
groups by age 2 and
under, 3-4 years old,
5-6 years old and 7-8
years old. Following the
egg hunt at 10 a.m.,
there will be a free
children's show.
All are invited.
Atwater Community
Church, 5290 Atwater
Drive, North Port:
10:30 a.m. Saturday,
preceded by a pancake
breakfast at 9 a.m.
941-426-3232.
Church of the Good
Shepherd 401 W. Henry
St., Punta Gorda:
Promptly at 10 a.m.
Saturday. 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 appear-
ance. 941-639-2757.
Community Life
Center, 19048 Edgewater
Drive, Port Charlotte:
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday. Bounce
houses, games, food,
and an age-appropriate
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.
Deep Creek Commu-
nity Church is sponsor-
ing an Easter Eggstrava-
ganza at Deep Creek
Elementary School,
26900 Harborview Road:
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Satur-
day, for children age 2
through fifth-grade, and
their parents. Includes a
25,000-egg hunt, inflata-
bles, pony rides, face
painting, live music
and animals and food.
Everything is free.
941-235-REAL (7325),
941-456-0903, or
www.deepcreekcommuni-
tychurch.com.
El Jobean Commu-
nity League, El Jobean
Community Center,
14344 Jamison Way:
10 a.m. Saturday. For
children ages 1 to 12.
Refreshments offered
and prizes given to


participants. 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 Saturday.
Craft activities and
entertainment, 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 by
youth as a fundraiser),
11:30 a.m. to noon.
Patty Tuff, 941-474-5588,
ext. 261, or
patty@englewoodumc.net.
First United
Methodist Church, 507 W.
Marion Ave., Punta
Gorda. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Saturday. 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. Preregis-
ter at 941-276-5407.
www.puntagorda
methodist.com.
Gulf Cove United
Methodist Church, 1100
McCall Road (State Road
776): 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday. For children
from birth through age
12. Before hunt, time of
singing and praise. After
hunt, baskets will be
given to winners. FROGS


and Unfazed Youth
Groups will serve hot
dogs and refreshments.
941-697-1747.
New Hope Christian
Fellowship, at Liberty
Elementary School, 370
Atwater St., Port Char-
lotte: 8:30 a.m. Sunday.
Age groups 1-4, 5-8 and
9+. Prizes include: Leap
Pad Learning Games,
stuffed animals, videos
and books. All prizes
awarded during the
9:30 a.m. church service.
Peace River Wesleyan
Church, 25180
Harborview Road,
Charlotte Harbor: 10 a.m.
Saturday. Children
divided into three age
groups, hunting in
different areas of 5 acres.
Special prizes awarded.


941-624-5111 or
941-613-0390.
Port Charlotte United
Methodist Church,
21075 Quesada Ave.:
Easter Egg-sperience
from 10 a.m. to noon
Saturday; free for tod-
dlers to fifth-graders.
Features games, popcorn,
lemonade, crafts, door
prizes, the Easter Bunny
and an egg hunt.
Barbara, 941-625-4356.
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April 8-9, 2009


'Leading Ladies' rolls out the fun


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Venice Theatre offers up
another night of zaniness
with "Leading ladies,"
which runs through April
19 at America's third best
community theater.
No matter how you
measure, Venice Theatre
always makes the best of
the best lists.
This time it is for its
laugh-out-loud produc-
tion of "Leading Ladies,"
featuring Matt Erickson as
Leo/Maxine and Eric
Schneider as
Jack/Stephanie, with
Heather O'Dea as Meg,
Paul Mullen as the Rev.
Duncan Wooley, David
Boza as Doc Myers,
Jeremy Heideman as
Butch Myers, Alexis
Janssen as Audrey and
Lynne Buhle as Florence,
who is near death and
wants to see her beloved
relatives Max and Stevie
once more before she
dies.
When down-on-their
luck English actors hear
that Max and Stevie are
from England, they

Holocaust
Museum of SWFL
boxcar arrives
in Fort Myers
Southwest Florida
Museum of History will
host the Holocaust
Museum of Southwest
Florida's boxcar through
Tuesday.
After a four-year
international search, the
Holocaust Museum of
Southwest Florida
acquired an authentic
World War II boxcar.
This 10-ton freight


assume that if they
pretend to be Max and
Stevie, they might inherit
some of Florence's money
when she dies.
When they learn that
Max is Maxine and Stevie
is Stephanie, there is some
shuffling of plans and a
serious look through their
wardrobe case, which
leans to costumes worn in
such Shakespearean plays
as "MacBeth." In true
"show must go on"
fashion, Leo and Jack raise
their voices, lower their
hemlines and end up
falling in love not with
each other even as the
Rev. Wooley tries to
convince his fiance Meg
and others that the two
"women" are frauds.
Erickson is in his glory
in this role. In or out of
drag he gets to use every
trick in the book to drive
the zany storyline along
its circuitous and very silly
path.
Mullen, as the some-
what prissy and also
penurious and domineer-
ing minister, also wrings
everything he can from

boxcar came to the
museum from the Port
of Rotterdam, Nether-
lands on May 16, 2007
and has undergone
careful restoration. A
rare artifact, this boxcar
is an invaluable and
mobile educational tool
to support the muse-
um's mission of "pro-
moting tolerance and
understanding by
teaching the history and
lessons of the Holo-
caust."
The boxcar will be on
display at Southwest


his role.
Heideman earns several
giggles and guffaws for his
depiction of somewhat
that takes stagefright over
the top, with both his
"Mississippi" schtick and
his chin jutting.
Janssen, who is making
her VT debut with this
show, turned in a great
performance, which
included a Marlon Brando
impersonation and roller
skating.
Schneider was a lovely
Stephanie and wonderful-
ly nervous Jack.
Boza and Buhle were
the ribbon wrapped this
delightful package, which
was so well directed by
Dan Higgs.
One of the best bits in
the entire show may have
been Higg's bonus round
before the curtain call.
That is all I will say. You
have to see it.
Venice Theatre is at 140
W. Tampa Ave., on the
island, in downtown
Venice. Tickets are $24 per
person. Visit
www.venicestage.com or
call 941-488-1115.

Florida Museum of
History to enhance
visitor understanding of
the Holocaust. A panel
display about deporta-
tion during the Holo-
caust, as well as geno-
cides in other locations,
will accompany the
boxcar.
The Southwest Florida
Museum of History is
locatated at 2031
Jackson Street (formerly
2300 Peck St.), Fort
Myers.
For more information,
call 239-321-7430.


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April 8-9, 2009


Newer play featured


in oldest theater


PROVIDED BY THE
FSU/AsOLO CONSERVATORY
OF ACTOR TRAINING
Second year students in
the FSY/Asolo Conservato-
ry of Actor Training will be
featured in "Three Post-
cards" by Craig Lucas with
music and lyrics by Craig
Cornelia.
Opening April 15, "Three
Postcards" is an offbeat
and uniquely imaginative
musical play about three
women who meet for
dinner in a trendy Green-
wich Village restaurant.
Sharing memories,
daydreams and fantasies,
their conversation begins
to reveal unspoken truths
beneath their cheerful
facades.
"This is a wonderfully
odd musical by one of our
most innovative and
exciting playwrights," said
Greg Learning, artistic
director of the Asolo
Conservatory, and director
of this production.
"Craig Carnelia's music
is gorgeous, and the very
simple story of three
women meeting for
dinner is made dense,
complex and very exciting
by some truly innovative
writing," Learning said.
"This is a great work that
will charm Sarasota
audiences."
Carnelia's work has been
a staple of cabaret per-
formers since the late '70s.
He is best known for his
collaboration with
Stephen Schwartz, for
whose production of
"Working" he contributed
a number of songs.
Lucas is one of Ameri-
ca's most important
playwrights. He received a
Tony Award nomination


PHOTOS COURTESY OF FSU/
ASOLO CONSERVATORY FOR ACTOR TRAINING
Bethany Weise, Hannah Goalstone and Alexandra Guyker
in FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training's production
of "Three Postcards."


for the musical "Light in
the Piazza." His work has
been produced on and off
Broadway and around the
world for the past three
decades, and includes
"Marry Me A Little,"
"Prelude To A Kiss,"
"Reckless, The Dying
Gaul," "Blue Window," and
the screen adaptations of
"Prelude To A Kiss,"
"Reckless," and "The
Dying Gaul," as well as the
original screenplay for
"Longtime Companion."
The FSU/Asolo Conser-
vatory for Actor Training is
a three-year graduate
program culminating in a
master of fine arts degree.
For more than 30 years,
tens of thousands of
actors from across the
continent have auditioned
for admission. A maxi-
mum of 12 students are
admitted each year. In
their second year, the
students perform in the
Cook Theatre, a 161-seat
space designed to create
an intimate experience for
the audience and actors.
Third-year students are
seen performing in
exciting and significant


Scholarships
available
For the 21st year, The
Charlotte Players
community theatre is
making the John B.
Lund Performing
Arts/Theatre Scholar-
ships available to high
school seniors who live
in Charlotte County
and plan to pursue a
degree in theatre arts.
John Lund was a long
time favorite artistic
director and friend of
the Charlotte Players
whose memory is


roles with professional
actors on the Asolo
Repertory Theatre main-
stage. For information
about the FSU/Asolo
Conservatory's current
season, visit
www.asolo.org.
"Three Postcards" runs
April 15-May 3 at the
Historic Asolo Theater at
the John and Mable
Ringling Museum of Art,
5401 Bayshore Road,
Sarasota. Productions are
Tuesday through Saturday
at 8 p.m.; and Sunday at 2
p.m. Tickets are $27
evenings; $23 matinees.
Student advance tickets
are half-price; Student
Rush is $5. Pay What You
Can Tuesdays are April 14
and 21. Guests are invited
to pay whatever they feel
comfortable paying for
their tickets. These special
tickets are available on day
of performance only. There
is a $3 Historic Asolo
Theater surcharge for all
tickets. Tickets must be
purchased at the Asolo
Repertory Theatre box
office at the FSU Center for
Performing Arts.
Call 941-351-8000.


honored with these
scholarships
The applications for
scholarship must be
received by the Char-
lotte Players by May 1.
Applicants will then
be scheduled to com-
plete an
interview/audition with
the selection commit-
tee. For the audition
portion, acting students
will present two con-
trasting monologues,
musical theatre stu-
dents one monologue
and 32 bars of a song
and technical students


a portfolio presentation
of their work. The
audition portion of the
interview process is
limited to five minutes.
Applications are
available from Wendy
Schmidt at Charlotte
High School, Mary Jo
Holleran at Lemon Bay,
Debra Tate at Port
Charlotte, David Stone
at Community Christ-
ian School and Lem
Andrews at Booker High
School, or may be
requested from the
Charlotte Players
Office, 941-255-1022.


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What if you go to Fort Myers?


April 8-9, 2009


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
For everyone who ever
wondered about crop
circles or the Dead Sea
Scrolls or the Mayan
Calendar or how or why
Stonehenge was built,
the Southwest Florida
Museum of History may
be the museum to visit.
Recently opened there
is a Forbidden History
Exhibit, based on the
question that often
arises when people see
Stonehenge, Mayan
pyramids or crop circles
-What if?
How are crop circles
made? Do the patterns
have hidden meanings?
Who lifted those giant
stones into place at
Stonehenge?
While not the smallest
history museum in the
world, the SWFM may
seem to many visitors an
unlikely place to tackle
so many big questions.
It turns out to be a
great place. With its
smaller rooms and many
nooks and crannies, the
museum has plenty of
wall space on which to
display photos of the
famous places around
the world and even on
Mars that have inspired
the question. The
museum also has
adequate floor space for
the display of 50 "exact
replica artifacts." Repli-
cas include the Art of the
Covenant, the Mayan
calendar, Dead Sea
Scroll and two direct
imprints from actual
Cuneiform tablets in the
collection of the British
Museum. The tablets
describe the construc-
tion of Noah's Ark.


So involved and
complex was the set up
that the exhibit opened a
week later than planned.
The museum had help
from Origins Museum
the International Insti-
tute in El Paso and its
curator, Marty Martin.
Back on display is part
of the the Roswell
exhibit shown at the
museum in 2004 to the
delight of many museum
visitors. If anything begs
the question "What If?"
Roswell, NM and the
many mysterious
sightings there, might be
the place. The Roswell
exhibit includes objects
in a case plus mounted
photos and is conve-
niently located just
inside and to the left as
one enters the What If?
display. The Ark replica
is just beyond, luring
one to follow the twists
and turns of this little
gem of a museum and
also, possibly, to come to
some conclusions in
regard to the question -
What if?
Two skull replicas in
the exhibit were dis-
cussed in "The Legend of
the Skulls," on the
Smithsonian television
channel. The skulls are
the Mitchell-Hedges
Skull and the Rose
Quartz skull. Both have
detachable mandibles
and were found in
Central America, one in
Belize and one in the
area of Honduras. On the
TV show, 13 skulls were
mentioned, dating back
thousands of years.
According to informa-
tion found in several
places online, the ruby
crystal skull inspired the


SUN PHOTOS BY KIM COOL
The Sydney and Berne Davis Art Center began life as a
federal building in downtown Fort Myers and also served
for a time as a post office.
film, "Indiana Jones and I
the Crystal Skull."
The Forbidden History
exhibit will remain on
display through June 20.
Always on display
outside the museum is
an old Pullman train car
that hearkens back to
the days when the
museum building was
the Atlantic Coastline
Railroad depot.


Walk the walk
In conjunction with a
visit to the What If?
show, take a walking tour
of downtown Fort Myers.
Tours depart at 10 a.m.
from the museum each
Wednesday and Saturday
through the end of April.
Richard Meier was the
docent the day I joined
about 30 people interest-
ed in learning more
about Fort Myers, its
history, its people and its
historic buildings such
as the old Arcade
Theatre, which is now
the home of the Florida
repertory Theatre.
Meier told us about
the various brick pat-


Details like those above
are found on many of the
older buildings along First
and other streets in the
historic Riverfront District
of Fort Myers.
terns used to decorate
the old buildings and
even about the multiple
tenants in some of the
buildings, most notably
the old federal build-
ing/post office/art
center, which seems to
be a work in progress.
New letters identify the
building as the Sidney
and Berne Davis Art
Center. It is on First
Street. Also of interest
and located in front of
that building are two


Only the ADA ramps are not original to this old Florida
Cracker house at the Southwest Florida Museum of History
in Fort Myers.



What: The SWFL Museum of History
Address: 2031 Jackson Street (formerly 2300 Peck St.),
Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Library System
Phone: 239-321-7430
Web site: www.swflmuseumofhistory.com
Admission: $9.50 per person for adults, $8.50 for
seniors 65 and older and $5 for students with ID.
Members and children 3 and under are free. Have
your ticket stamped to get a summer discount at the
nearby Imaginarium Museum on the same day from
April 13 through Sept. 30. A combo ticket is $15 for
adults for both museums, $13 for seniors for both
and $7.50 for students for entry to both museums.


black metal cylindrical
canisters decorated from
top to bottom with cut-
out letters, which allow
light to shine through
and cast shadows of
words on the building
facade at night. Native
American words are the
them of the canister to
the right facing the
building. The other
canister is decorated in
the Latin words for the
many plants grown by
the late Fort Myers'
resident Thomas Alva
Edison in his search for
rubber.
As we wandered
through the historic river
district which abuts the
Caloosahatchee River,
Meier told us which


streets did not exist in
the early days and
actually would have
been underwater.
Meier also pointed out
a magnificent tile mural
in what is today known
as the Starbucks Court-
yard. It depicts the Civil
War era and black
history of Fort Myers.
Tickets for the walking
tour are $5 per person,
which includes a $5
discount coupon that
can be applied to
museum entrance.
For information on the
museum, its Forbidden
History exhibit, and/or
the walking tours, visit
wwwswflnuseumonhistorycom
or all
239-321-7430.






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When New Orleans cop Danny
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Drag iall Evolution (PG) NEW
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Duplicity (PG-13) B+
CIA officer Claire Stenwick
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(Owen) have left the world of
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between two rival multinational
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Fast & Furious (PG-13) C
Heading back to the streets
where it all began, two men rejoin
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and floor through the Mexican
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Based on a chilling true story,
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dark forces of the supernatural. 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 owners clairvoyant son Jonah
served as a demonic messenger,
providing a gateway for spiritual
entities to crossover. Now unspeak-
able 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.

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screen in a feature film extravaganza.
Miley Stewart (Miley Cyrus) struggles
to juggle school, friends and her
secret pop-star persona; when
Hannah Montana's soaring popularity
threatens to take over her life she
just might let it. So her father (Billy
Ray Cyrus) takes the teen home to
Crowley Corners, Tenn., for a dose of


reality, kicking off an adventure filled
with the kind of fun, laughter and
romance even Hannah Montana
couldn't imagine. 1 hr. 32 mins.

I Love You, Man (R) B+
As his wedding day approaches,
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 Peters "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.

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

Observe and Report (R) NEW
As head of security at the Forest
Ridge Mall, Ronnie Barnhardt (Seth
Rogen) takes his job very seriously,
enforcing mall rules with an iron fist.
When a flasher strikes Forest Ridge,
Ronnie sees a chance to display his


unappreciated cop skills and bring
the felon to justice, and, at the same
time, impress his dream girl (Anna
Faris) and win a coveted spot at the
police academy.

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 of Witch Mountain, the
race begins, as the government,
mobsters and even extraterrestrials
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


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to suddenly and inexplicably
disappear. Eight years late rhe
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Sunshine Cleaning (R) B
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Former government operative
Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) begins
the longest 96-hours of his life -
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organization that has taken his
daughter Kim (Maggie Grace).
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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 of The Comedian (Jeffrey
Dean Morgan), an ex-hero
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April 8-9, 2009


Guided nature
hikes offered
The Charlotte County
Parks, Recreation, and
Cultural Resources
Department and the
Charlotte Harbor Envi-
ronmental Center invite
the public for guided
nature hikes at Charlotte
County's Environmental
Parks: 9 a.m. Saturday -
Sunday at Tippecanoe
Environmental Park,
behind the Charlotte
Sports Park, 2300 El
Jobean Road (S.R. 776),
Port Charlotte. Group
meets in the open field
southwest of the stadium;
8:30 a.m. April 8 at
Charlotte Flatwoods
Environmental Park, on
U.S. 41 South just north
of Zemel Road, Punta
Gorda. Group meets in
the parking lot.
For more information,
call 941-743-1200.

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 will be a
doubleheader featuring
the Jack Brokensha
Quartet and Paulette
Pepper & Fine Thyme,
from Clearwater. Tickets
cost $15 each and are
available by phone at 941 -
625-4175. For more
information on the Jazz
Society, call 766-9422.

Earth Day
celebration
The Yoga Sanctuary will
celebrate Earth Day with a
free outdoor yoga class
5:30 p.m. April 22 at


Laishley Park, 100 E. Retta
Esplanade, Punta Gorda.
Everyone is welcome, no
experience is necessary. All
donations collected will go
directly to the Charlotte
Harbor Environmental
Center. For more informa-
tion, contact 941-505-9642
or info@theyogasanctu-
ary.biz.

Senior Fun Fest!
The 13th annual
Senior Fun Fest! will be
held from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. April 22 at the
Cultural Center of
Charlotte County,.
This free event features
over 75 "Senior Friendly"
exhibitors. Take this
opportunity to visit
exhibitors with informa-
tion, on health and
wellness, senior lifestyles,
travel and attractions,
home improvements and
senior services.
There will be live
entertainment all day.
Sock Hop with Denise
Looney "The D. J. with a
Twist" singing and
spinning your favorite
tunes. Entertaining as
well is Fritzy "the one
man circus" with jug-
gling, unicycling, globe
walking, Charlie Chaplin
imitation, four legged
walk-a-bout and Fritzy's
general mayhem.
Activities of the day
include: Free bingo
games for prizes, Antique
& Classic Car Show by
Veteran Motor Car Club
of America, SWF Chapter
and free health screen-
ings.
The free health
screenings include: Bone
Density by Area Agency
on Aging of SW FL, Spinal
Screening by Coastal
Chiropractic, heart
murmers and carotid


blockage by Dr. Thomas
Kartis, Jr., cholesterol and
blood sugar by Hauter
Medical Supply, vision by
Eye Center of Florida,
videoscopy by Hearing
Center of Charlotte,
vision screening for
cataracts and glaucoma
by Community Eye
Center and blood pres-
sure by AllPRO Home
Health and more.
There are lots of
chances to win with
$1,000s in prizes and
plenty of give-a-ways.
Plus there will be
coffee, snacks. and a
senior-friendly lunch will
be available from the
Cafe.
Admission and Parking
are free.


The Cultural Center of
Charlotte County is
located at 2280 Aaron St.,
Port Charlotte.
For more information,
call 941-625-4175.

Special theater
workshop
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the sound of boiling
water? Footsteps in the
snow, breaking eggs, or
crickets? For the last
four years, Englewood's
Lemon Bay Historical
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Gloria Musicae to sing Mozart mass


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Tickets are likely to be
scarce for Gloria Musi-
cae's 30th anniversary
gala concert.
About a year ago I was
able to witness a
rehearsal of this area's all-
professional chamber
vocal ensemble. Even in
rehearsal, the classically
trained singers led by
Dr. Elwood Smith, its
artistic director, are a
joy to behold and
especially to hear. One
can only imagine that
for the anniversary
concert on Monday,
these professionals will
be phenomenal.
To match the occasion,
Smith selected Mozart's
long unfinished Great
Mass in C minor as the
program's highlight -
with a 20-minute addi-
tion. The addition, by
Mozart scholar and
Harvard Professor
Robert Levin, is said to
reconstruct the missing
final movements. Levin,
who is the artistic
director of the Sarasota
Chamber Music Festival,
worked from notes and
sketches left by the great
Austrian composer
himself.
Mozart never complet-
ed the mass, which he


PHOTO COURTESY OF GLORIA MUSICAE
Gloria Musicae will present its 30th anniversary concert at the Sarasota Opera House
at 7:30 p.m. Monday.


wrote to be performed
on the first anniversary
of his own marriage.
Sarasota Opera House,
which reopened last year
after a $20 million
renovation and restora-
tion project, was select-
ed as the venue for this
historic concert which
will feature the South-
eastern premiere perfor-
mance of the work with
Levin's ending,.
Adding to the perfor-
mance will be special
soloists flown in from


CALENDAR EXTRAS


'Through the
Decades'
The North Port Chorale,
directed by Pat Prentzel,
will present its spring
concert, "Through the
Decades," at 7 p.m. May 2
in the North Port Perform-
ing Arts Center, 6400 W.
Price Blvd., North Port.
Accompanist is Sharon


Sutherland.
The Choraliers, a smaller
select vocal group from
membership of the
Chorale, also directed by
Ms. Prentzel, will also sing.
The Chorale is offering a
reduced rate of $8 each for
groups of 15 or more from
area retirement facilities.
Tickets are $10 at the box
office, located at the North


New York City, singers
from the Sarasota Opera
and members of the
Sarasota Orchestra.
Following the 7:30 p.m.
concert, there will be a
gala champagne recep-
tion where all ticket
holders may meet the
performers.
About Gloria Musicae
Gloria Musicae was
founded in 1979 and was
the first professional
chorus in the Southeast.
Its first conductor was
George Bledsoe. Singers


Port High School, 6440 W.
Price Blvd., open daily
from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., or
by calling 941-426-8479 or
800-406-7722.

Spring Picnic
The Irish American Club
will have its Spring Picnick
from noon to 4 p.m. May 3
at Harbour Heights Park,


audition to become part
of the group and are paid
for their work. The group
generally performs
premiers "of little-known
works of value in order to
broaden the public's
knowledge and apprecia-
tion of the richness of the
choral art," publicist
Mary Catherine Coolidge
said in a release
announcing the concert.
The Latin translation of
the ensemble's name,
Gloria Musicae, is "for the
glory of music." Singing


27420 Voyageur Drive. Jim
McCarthy and Dave
Buescher will supply the
live Irish music. Tickets
cost $10 per person and
are limited to 100 people.
The public and new
members are encouraged
to attend. For more
information, call
941-629-5140, 941-204-2088
or 941-743-7163.


music from Bach to
Broadway, the group
performs work spanning
four centuries and
includes church music,
folk songs, madrigals,
jazz and songs from
Broadway shows.
The group has sung in
Austria, Canada and
Italy in addition to other
venues in Florida.
The Sarasota Opera
House is at 61 N.
Pineapple Ave., in
downtown Sarasota.
Tickets are being sold at
the box office of the
Historic Asolo Theater,
located in the Visitor
Center of the John and
Mable Ringling Museum
of Art, 5401 Bay Shore
Road and not at the
opera house. Call the
Historic Asolo box office
at 941-360-7399 or visit
www.ringling.org.


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To learn more about
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Web site at
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April 8-9, 2009


'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.
Winning submissions will
be displayed in various
Sarasota County locations
and may be featured in
county publications or on
the county Web site at
www.scgov.net.
Images will be accepted
from amateur photogra-
phers in two age divi-
sions: 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 Coordina-
tor 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
photos. The 'Art in the
Parks" photography
contest is sponsored by
Dick Peterson Photogra-
phy, LeBlanc Studios and
Rockett Art and
Photography.
For more information


and complete contest
rules, contact the Sarasota
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 South-
side Village, Sarasota.
The event, from noon
to 8 p.m., is a family
entertainment and
charity event to raise
money and awareness
for hunger in our com-
munity.
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.
"Giving Hunger The
Blues" has grown each
year and raised more than
$700,000. Local musi-
cians, bands, performers
and artists donate their
talents and time every
year.
For more information,
go to


www.givinghungerthe-
blues.org or call
941-366-5555.

'Far and Away'
The North Port Concert
Band will present its final
concert of the 2008-09
season on April 16 at the
North Port Performing
Arts Center 6400 Price
Blvd., North Port.
With the theme Far and
Away, the concert will
feature selections associ-
ated with favorite vaca-
tion spots throughout
the world.
Musical selections
composed by Ralph
Vaughn Williams, J.S.
Back, Percy Granger,
Eddie Haywood, Edvard
Grieg, Alexander Borodin
and others will fill the
concert hall with familiar
melodies from many
different countries and
areas as the band wishes
you a musical bon voyage!
Tickets can be reserved
by calling the box office at
941-426-8479. or 866-406-
7722 between 10 a.m. and


2 p.m. Monday through
Friday.

'Wedding Singer'
benefit
Lemon Bay High
School presents an
encore performance
of "The Wedding
Singer," at 7 p.m. April 18
at the school, 2201
Placida Road, Englewood.
Proceeds go to sending
theater students to the
State Thespian Festival in
Tampa later this month.
Tickets for dinner, show
and reception are $50.
A buffet dinner will be
served at 6 p.m. in the
auditorium. Tickets for
show and reception are
$25. The 7 p.m. show will
be followed by a dessert
wedding reception for
everyone in the lobby of
the auditorium.
For tickets, call the
school box office at
941-473-0952.

'Grande Romanza'
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soprano duo of Stefano
and Nina Tanchietti,
better known as "Grande
Romanza," will close the
Venice Symphony's
season. Alfred Gershfeld
will be the guest conduc-
tor and he has selected
music from "Show Boat"
and "My Fair Lady" as
well as "Phantom of the
Opera" and "Cats."
The concert will open
with the "Festive Over-
ture" by Dmitri
Shostakovich.
Performances are
scheduled for 8 p.m.
April 24 and 4 p.m.
and 8 p.m. April 25.
The concert will be held
at Church of the
Nazarene, 1535 E. Venice
Ave. in Venice. All seats


reserved. Call the Sym-
phony office at
941-488-1010 for tickets.

Mother's Day
show
Turning Leaf Produc-
tions will celebrate
Mother's Day with a
performance by Ida Zecco
in "Estro-Gin & Tonic."
The showwillbe held at 7p.m.
May 2 at the Cultural
Center Theater, 2280
Aaron St., Port Charlotte.
"Estro-Gin & Tonic" is a
blend of comedy and
dramatic storytelling.
The material has "adult
humor." Tickets cost $15
each and are available
April 13 at 941-204-0258
or online at www.turn-
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DESOTO
SWagon Wheel
165 S. Polk Ave, Arcadia.
8 p.m.- midnight, karaoke DJ.

ENGLEWOOD
- Calico Jack's
1950 Beach Road., Englewood.
941-475-8671.
9:30 p.m.- 1:30 a.m. Friday -
Saturday, live music.
- Englewood Eagles #3885
250 Old Englewood Road,
Englewood.
941-474-9802.
6:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m. Friday,
Sonny & Sable of Yesterday.
6:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m. Saturday,
Sonny & Sable of Yesterday.
6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m.Tuesday, Quiet Fire.
* 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., Englewood.
6:30 p.m.- 10 p.m.Thursday,
karaoke by WAM Entertainment.
- New Blue Lagoon
2000 Oyster Creek Drive, Englewood.
941-473-7796.
6:30 p.m. 10 p.m. Friday, Tommy
Cee & Judy Love.
6 p.m. 10 p.m. Saturday,
Unforgettable.
6:30 p.m. 10 p.m. Monday, Tribute
to Johnny Cash by Kieth Coleman
DinnerTheater.
* Rotonda Elks
303 Rotonda Blvd. East. Rotonda W.
941-697-2710.
7:30 p.m.Thursday, bingo.
7:30 p.m. Friday, EZ Street.

NORTH PORT
* Riverside Lounge at Budget Inn
14000 Tamiami Trail, North Port.
941-429-1534.
9 p.m. 1:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday,
karaoke with J.R. & Janet.
Sunday, poker.
7 p.m. 10 p.m.Tuesday, poker.
9 p.m. 12:30 a.m. Wednesday,
ladies night/karaoke with
J.R. & Janet.
-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, Alex.
6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Saturday,
Les Pearsall.
6 p.m. Tuesday, bingo.


* Deep Creek Elks
1133 Capricorn Blvd., Deep Creek.
941-764-6825.
Thursday, Elks Care Share Scholar-
ship Fundraiser. Bunny races at 4
p.m. Music by Dave Baron at 6 p.m.
Food and drink specials. A portion of
all proceeds to go help support Elks
Scholarship Fund.
5 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Friday, dinner with
music by Dave Baron.
5 p.m. 7:30 p.m. p.m. Saturday,
dinner with music by Blue Bayou.
- Joe Cracker
1020 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte.
941-258-3444.
7:30 p.m.- 11:30 p.m. Friday,
Double Effects.
7:30 p.m. 11:30 p.m. Saturday Impulse.
* 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 Harmony.
Friday, karaoke with Billy G.
- Portside
3636 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-629-3055.
9 p.m.- 1 a.m. Thursday,
Ladies night with DJ T.
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Saturday, '80s Night
with video games, pricing and
DJ T with '80s music.
9 p.m.- 1 a.m.Tuesday,
Country Night with DJ T.
* Q'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
Place Open 8 Ball Tournament.
8 p.m. Friday Texas 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.
8p.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 all Pool
League.
u Sports City
4660 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-627-6264.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m.Thursday, Riding High.
8 p.m.- midnight Friday Radio Rage.
8p.m. midnight Saturday,
Adrenalin Junkies.
5 p.m. 8 p.m. Sunday, Sammy J.
& The Guys.
7:30 p.m.- 11:30 p.m. Monday,
Fakahatchee.
6 p.m.- 10 p.m. Tuesday, P
arrotheads.
7 p.m. -11 p.m. Wednesday,
Chiki Monkey.


* Sun Flea Market
18505 Paulson Drive, Port Charlotte.
941-255-3532.
Noon 3 p.m. Friday, Tim Goodman.
Noon 3 p.m. Saturday,
Paul Ferguson.
Noon 3 p.m. Sunday, Alex Keller.
* Visani featuring The Comedy Zone
2400 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte.
941-629-9191.
8 p.m.Thursday Friday, live comedy
with DS & Paul Strickland.
7:30 p.m., 10 p.m. Saturday, live
comedy with DS & Paul Strickland.
6 p.m. 9 p.m.Tuesday, Al Holland.
8 p.m. Wednesday, live comedy
with Gary Valentine.

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.m. 10 p.m. Saturday, live music.
- Captain's Table Lounge
1200 W. 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.Thursd karaoke with Stephanie.
7:30 p.m. Friday, Paul Strowe.
11 p.m. Saturday, Wii Dutch Bowling
Tournament.
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.
* Dean's South of the Border
130 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda.
941-575-6100.
7 p.m. 11 p.m. Saturday, No Wake.
8 p.m.- midniit Wednesday Kapo Kings.
* Fishermen's Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade,
Punta Gorda.
941-639-8721.
5 p.m. 9 p.m. Friday,
Sean & Ramsi "Montage."
11 a.m. 1 p.m. Saturday, Salty
Paws Easter Bone Hunt.
10 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Book
signing with Robert Macomber
at Hooked on Books.
11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturday, Have your
picture taken with the Easter Bunny.
5 p.m. 9 p.m. Saturday, Jamband.
6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Monday,
Open Mic Night.


- Mooseheads
318 Tamiami Trail #111
Corner of U.S. 41 North and Virginia,
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. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda.
941-505-9009.
7 p.m.- 10 p.m.Thursday Saturday,
live jazz in the lounge by Trio '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 Triple Shot.
8 p.m. midnight Saturday,
Anything Goes.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m. Wednesday,
Tim & Rosanne.


-The Tavern Bar and Grill
126 W. Marion 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.

VENICE/NOKOMIS
- Club 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.

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Fri. 04/10 Skunk Monkey 12-4
Karaoke 5-9
Sat 04/11 Sawyers 12-4
A Moment In Time 5-9
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Sun. 04/12 Closed. Happy Easter!!!
Mon. 04/13 Dual Sax Ron & The Hornets 5-9
Tues. 04/14 Dulcimers 12-2
Laurie Colvin 5:30-8:30
Wed. 04/15 Chakulla 12-3
Banjo's w/Greg Allen & Friends 5-9
Thurs. 04/16 Gulf Coast Banjo Society 11-1:30
Big Daddy & Little Mama 5-9
Fri. 04/17 Skunk Monkey 12-4
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FOOD & FUN
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Romance of Italy is recreated at Mamma Nunzia


he romance of Italy
is recreated in the
arched booth
alcoves, striped awnings,
wrought iron chandeliers,
hanging plants, and
murals at Mamma
Nunzia. Heavy wooden
pedestal tables and chairs
and booths upholstered in
a wine bottle pattern
complete the picture.
Italian music in the
background contributes
to the atmosphere.
From the list of Insalata e
Zuppa we chose to share
the Fresh Antipasto Salad
($8.95) more than enough
for two. The crisp spring
greens made a bed for


Women Riders
event
May has been declared
"Women Riders Month" by
Harley-Davidson Motor
Company, making May 1
International Female Ride
Day. Black Widow Harley-
Davidson/Buell encour-
ages women to "fulfill their
dreams" with its first "No
Boys Allowed" Poker Run
beginning with registra-
tions at 2 p.m. May 2.
Women riders with
experience are encouraged
to bring other women


NIGHTWATCH, FROM PAGE 13
- Honoluana Island Grill
222 Airport Ave., Venice.
941-483-3553.
7:30 p.m. Friday, Koko Ray
& The Soul Providers.
7 p.m. Saturday, BobLynn Brothers.
6 p.m.- 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jimi Banks.
-The Office Pub
1195 U.S. 41 Bypass South,Venice.
941-445-5973.
8 p.m. midnight Friday,
3 Songs & Smoke Band.
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Saturday, karaoke
with Deb & Jim/karaoke contest.
2 p.m. 4 p.m. Sunday, Wii bowling.
. Saltwater Cafe
1071 N. Tamiami Trail, Nokomis.
941-488-3775.


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Restaurant Review
letsgo@sun-herald.com

slices of prosciutto,
cappicola, pepperoni, and
provolone as well as lots
of exotic Kalamata olives.
A small dish of herbed
dressing accompanied the
antipasto.
All entrees are served
with the choice of soup
or salad.
He had the Sechuan
Chicken soup which,
though chock full of
vegetables and chicken,


non-riders as passengers.
The ladies are set to ride
out of the dealership at 3
p.m. At each stop along the
way there will be free
games and drawings for
various prizes. Stops will
include Beaver's Sports
Pub, Calico Jacks and
Wally's Pour House. A coed
party will be held at 5 p.m.
at City Limits Grill, 1059
Tamiami Trail, Port
Charlotte. Men can
purchase their poker hand
for $1. Music will be
provided by Jamband. The
women riders will arrive at


was really neither
Chinese nor Italian. She
enjoyed her salad.
The Vitello Scaloppine
Marsala ($18.95) was his
choice for the entr6e,
and he found the veal to
be fork tender though
more stewed than
saut6ed, and the sauce
rather bland.
The Petto di Pollo Milano
($17.95) caught her eye
with the promise of
chicken lightly sauteed
in a garlic sauce and
garnished with fresh
mushrooms and shallots.
She was looking forward
to a more intense flavor
than the dish offered, but



6 p.m. There will be
drawings and prizes for all.


the chicken was well
cooked and the portion
substantial.
Our dessert choices
were the two made in-
house: Tiramisu and
Caramel Custard.
He savored the
Tiramisu, a large square of
layered lady fingers, coffee
liqueur, and mascarpone
cheese surrounded by real
whipped cream rosettes.
The Caramel Custard
did not disappoint her
with its firm, but creamy,
vanilla custard and
caramel sauce and more
of the decadent whipped
cream.
For a real bargain we



For more information, call
941-883-8000.


DVERIE I THE SSFI CALL (941) 2*-12N
ADVERTISE IN THE CLASSIFIEDS CALL (941) 206-1200


8 p.m.- 11 p.m. Wednesday, ladies
night with Sam Domicolo.
7 p.m. 11 p.m. Friday, Gary Lesher.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m. Saturday,
DooWop Denny.
11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., Sunday
Brunch, Gary Lesher.
6 p.m. Sunday, Gary Lesher.
Caribbean Island Night.
DEADLINE:
Nightwatch is a free, weekly
listing of entertainment at area
nightclubs and restaurants. To
include your club or restaurant on
the list, fax the information to
941-629-2085 or e-mail
letsgo@sun-herald.com by 10 a.m.
each MONDAY prior to publication.


April 8-9, 2009


Mamma Nunzia Ristorante and Lounge
Address: 1975 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda.
Telephone number: 941-575-7575.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily for lunch;
3 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily for dinner.
Visa, Matercard, Discover, American Express accepted.
Atm osphere..................... Price: .. ...............$$ $$$
Healthy choices:...............Yes
Value for Money:........ Kids Menu: ......................Yes
Full Bar......................Full bar
Service: ..................... D ress: ............................Casual
$ $1 $10; $$ $11 $15 nttainmnt s
$$$-$16 $20; $$$$ Over $20 per person. Entertainment: .................. Yes
Four forks Excellent -Three forks Very Good 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Saturday.
TWo forks -Good One fork-Far 6:30 pm. Tuesday -

noted that an "Early Bird" Mamma Nunzia Ris-
isserveddailyfrom 11:30a.im torante as the place
until 5:30 p.m. Choices at "where every dish is
$6.95 that range from liver prepared with love," and
to linguini and the $9.95 we found that the Italian
menu includes shrimp soul was indeed evident in
and salmon. the portion size, the d6cor,
The menu characterizes and the friendly service.















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and to 6pm Sundays in the
Heron's Roost Grille Room, the
perfect place for a casual or
business lunch.


Wednesdays "Early Bird Dining"
4:30 to 7:30pm. Thursdays "Cozy
Spring Specials" 5 to 830pm.
Fridays 5 to 8:30pm, with Bruce
Heacock on the Piano. The Dining Room Is Also Available
_f i, For Your Special Occasion
Wednesday usday & Friday
from 4 to 6pm. And at the
Courtside Cafe Friday Apr. 3,17;
May 1,15 from5 to 7pm REEK
with Karaoke. _

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etBuffe2 Stylefrom Off Sumter Blvd.
lam to 2pm @ $9.95. Between U.S. 41 & 1-75 (Exit 182)
Appropriate attire is required in the www.heron-creek.conm/dining
Dining Room. No jeans, please. Dinner Reservations Suggested (941) 240-5100


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Child safety day
The 2009 Charlotte
County "Child Advocacy
Day" will be held from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. May 2 at
Fraternal Order of the
Eagles 3296, 23111
Harborview Road, Char-
lotte Harbor. This event
promotes the safety and
well being of the children
through volunteers and


donations made through-
out the community.
Activities by the Sheriff's
Department include:
Photo ID and finger
printing, bike safety
information, fire and
home safety information,
gun safety information
with free gun locks passed
out to parents. The fire
department will have a fire
engine and ambulance on


site as well. Charlotte
County Parks and Recre-
ation and Girl Scouts and
Boy Scouts will discuss
their programs as well.
Entertainment will be
provided by Get R Done
Bob and Buck with
children's karaoke. A free
healthy lunch will be
provided for every child.
For more information,
call 941-626-9387.


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Former American Idol' contestant to sing at Stone Crabs opener


PROVIDED BY THE
CHARLOTTE STONE CRABS
The Charlotte Stone
Crabs are bringing even
more excitement to
opening day on Thurs-
day: Recording artist and
former American Idol'
contestant Antonella
Barba will sing the
national anthem for the
team's inaugural game.
Barba was a semi-
finalist in the sixth season
of the mega-hit television
show, making it all the


PHOTO PROVIDED
'American Idol' season six
semi-finalist, Antonella
Barba, will sing "Star-Span-
gled Banner" followed by first
pitch at 7:35 p.m. Thursday.
way to the Top 16.
Since her time on
'American Idol,' she has


made numerous televi-
sion appearances and
currently has a reality
show in development.
Due to the Opening
Day festivities, the
scheduled game time has


changed from 7:05 p.m.
to 7:35 p.m., but gates
will still open at 6 p.m.
With the updated start
time, fans will have more
time to tour the newly-
renovated Charlotte
Sports Park and enjoy the
Opening Day activities.
General admission
grass berm tickets are
still available for the
team's first-ever game at
only $5 per ticket, which
fans can purchase at the
Charlotte Sports Park box


office, on the phone at
941-206-HITS or online at
www.ticketmaster.com.
In addition to the
team's debut, opening
day will also feature an
appearance by Cal
Ripken, Jr., giveaways
and many other festivi-
ties.
The Stone Crabs
recently announced their
Inaugural Season Promo-
tional Schedule, and both
detailed promotional and
game schedules can be


found at www.stonecrab-
sbaseball.com. All home
games will start at 7:05
p.m. with the exception
of Sunday games at 5:35
p.m. and opening night
at 7:35 p.m.
Gates open one hour
prior to the listed start
time.
For more information
on season seat packages
or single-game tickets,
please call 941-206-HITS
(4487) or visit
www.stonecrabsbasball.com.


Golden Apple coats current

offering with color and style


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Kyle Turoff's direction
mixed with the enter-
taining choreography of
Dewayne Barrett and a
multi-talented cast
make the current
Golden Apple produc-
tion of "Joseph and the
Amazing Technicolor
Dreamcoat" a winner.
Newly opened at the
Sarasota dinner theater,
"Joseph" is right up
there with that 38-year-
old theater's all-time
best shows.
In the role of the
narrator, Heather Kopp
delivers the biblical
story of the 12 sons of
Jacob (Robert Ennis
Turoff) with style and a
voice that suits the role
while also blending well
with that of Craig
Weiskerger as Joseph in
such songs as "Close
Every Door" and "Any
Dream Will Do." Kopp's
part is huge. She makes
the most of it, contribut-
ing so much to this
colorful and most


entertaining production.
Turoff adds zaniness
in his multiple roles as
Jacob, Potiphar and an
ancient Egyptian key-
boardist. The Apple
founder and producer
has nearly as many
talents as Joseph's coat
has colors.
This may be a biblical
story but with book and
music by Tim Rice and
Andrew Lloyd Webber,
"Joseph" is so much
more. The Egyptian
keyboard player (Tur-
off), a pharaoh/Elvis
impersonator (Barrett)
and a calypso number
featuring Zepulon
(Charles Mckenzie) that
seems to have been
inspired by the Harry
Belefonte rendition of
"Matilde," are just some
of several musical
highlights. "Joseph"
entertains while also
delivering its feel-good
message.
Joseph's 11 brothers
are played by Roy Johns
(Reuben), Jared E.
Walker (Simeon), Berry


Ayers (Levi), Keone Dent
(Napthali), Matthew
Mello (Issachar), J. Paul
Wargo (Asher), Mike
Calijan (Dan), Charles
McKenzie (Zepulon),
Toph McRae (Gad),
Benjamin (Jonathan
Hall) and KirkV. Hughes
(Judah). A slimmer Ayers
showed off his improved
acrobatic and dancing
skills while also shining
in the "One More Angel
in Heaven" number.
Hall, who performed
many shows at Venice
Theatre as a youngster,
keeps getting better and
better, especially as a
dancer.
Playing multiple roles
are Wargo (Baker), Dent
(Butler) and Samantha
Barrett (Potiphar's wife).
Samantha Barrett also was
featured in the ensemble
with Sarah Farnam,
Pamela McKenna, Geena
M. Ravella, Casey Shea,
Erin Weinberger and Garie
Jean Williams.
Musical
conductor/pianist John
Visser, Don Sturrock on


PHOTOS COURTESY OF GOLDEN APPLE DINNER THEATRE
The cast of the Sarasota Golden Apple Dinner Theatre production of "Joseph and the Amaz-
ing Technicolor Dreamcoat."


keyboards, Tom Suta and
John Januszewski on
Percussion provided a
great orchestral back-
ground. Michael Newton
Brown designed the
convertible set and Dee
Richards came up with an
array of costumes as
colorful as that "amazing"
coat.


The Golden Apple
Dinner Theatre is at 61
N. Pineapple Ave.,
Sarasota. "Joseph and
the Amazing Technicolor
Dreamcoat" continues
through May 31. Open-
ing next is "Li'l Abner,
which will run from June
2 through July 26. All
shows include a buffet


lunch, supper or dinner
depending on show
time. Prices range from
$35-$45 per person. The
theater is dark on
Monday. For perfor-
mance times and
reservations, call toll-
free 800-652-0920 or
941-366-5454 or visit
www.thegoldenapple.com.


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