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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 15, 2009
Copyright Date: 2009
Frequency: semiweekly
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Subject: Newspapers -- Venice (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Sarasota County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Sarasota -- Venice
Coordinates: 27.098611 x -82.438889 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 56, no. 7 (April 4-6. 2001)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Issue for April 4-6, 2001 also called April 4, 2001.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00028295
Volume ID: VID00676
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: ltuf - ANK8420
oclc - 47264140
alephbibnum - 002730652
issn - 1536-1063
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ICounty commission col to solar hot water



County commission cold to solar hot water


BY CAROL SAKOWITZ
STAFF WRITER


A cautious Sarasota County
Commission declined Tuesday
to establish a public solar
domestic hot water utility -
the No. 1 recommendation of
the commission's Solar Hot
Water Task Force.
The recommendation to
create a solar hot water utility
was the first of three presented
to the board by Lawrence Alt-
man, who chaired the task
force. The two other recom-
mendations were unanimous-
ly approved.
The second recommenda-


tion that the board facilitate
the adoption of owner-in-
stalled systems was amend-
ed to exclude the county as a
possible financier. The third
authorized a joint public edu-
cation and marketing program
with the local solar industry
and other entities.
The board unanimously ap-
proved a motion by Com-
missioner Nora Patterson di-
recting county staff to prepare
a request for qualification
involving solar water heating.
Solar, or thermal, hot water
systems are those that use the
sun's warmth to heat the water.
Water is pumped to a connec-


tor such as a flat, 4-foot-by-
10-foot black, copper panel -
that contains pipes that wind
through the panel. The water
flows through the pipes and to
the storage tank.
Usually, the collector panel
is positioned on the roof facing
south. However, it can be posi-
tioned anywhere as long as it
faces south and can receive the
sun's rays.
Altman said his home solar
hot water system cost about
$4,600. A less-efficient system
is about $3,500.
After his presentation, Alt-
man called the response by
commissioners "a mixed bag."


"They certainly did not
want to encourage the forma-
tion of a public utility," Altman
said. "It wasn't an acceptance
of all our recommendations."
Partnership?
Lee Hayes Byron, the pro-
gram manager of the county
natural resources/ sustainabili-
ty department, said the com-
missioners appeared to be
cautious and concerned about
adding another layer to gov-
ernment.
She said it could be about
three to five months before
county staffers prepared an
RFQ.


"We have to be very thought-
ful," Byron said. "We have to
design it well, get information
and then analyze it."
During its meetings, the
task force determined funding
and the question of liability re-
garding the systems them-
selves were issues of concern.
"The board confirmed those
concerns. (They were) pretty
strong," Byron said.
Byron said she didn't think
the door to solar hot water is
closed.
"There are opportunities to

Please see SOLAR, 11A


In fossils, condition,



not size, matters more


BY DANA SANCHEZ
STAFF WRITER


When Ray Ortiz found a
4.75-inch megalodon tooth in
"The Boneyard" off Venice, he
was more excited with its pris-
tine condition than its re-
spectable size.
Divers sometimes find big-
ger teeth in the area's fertile
fossil grounds, Ortiz said
Friday, as he chatted about his
find in between waiting on
customers at Gaspar's Dive n'
Board shop, which he man-
ages in Englewood.
But those monster teeth are
often chipped, their serrated
edges worn from millions of
years of tumbling across abra-
sive ocean floors. Sometimes
they become home to barna-
cles.
Ortiz's prized tooth -
which once belonged to an
extinct giant white shark -
likely spent most of the last 2
million years or more locked in
the protective embrace of clay.
The tooth is beige and light
gray, as opposed to the glassy
black common to shark teeth.
The colors reflect the color of
the sediment in which it's been
sitting, according to Karl Mc-
Clintock, a Venice-based dive
instructor, master boat captain
and shark tooth enthusiast.
Ortiz has been diving this
area for about two and a half
years, since retiring as a Con-
necticut state trooper.
That he loves his job is obvi-
ous from the glow on his face
when he talks about shark
teeth. Experts estimate the size
of a shark by a ratio of 10 feet of
body to 1 inch of tooth. That
means Ortiz's monster shark
might have measured 47 feet;
megalodons could exceed 60
feet, he said.


"I've seen 6-inch shark teeth
out of Venice but they're
chipped," Ortiz said. "Divers,
when they go out, are looking
for that perfect megalodon."
So what makes a perfect
megalodon tooth?
Its shape, its serrated edges,
its intact enamel and color,
Ortiz said.
Hunting shark teeth is not
an obsession, Ortiz said. He


does it for fun, after being
introduced to it by McClin-
tock.
Mammoths and whales
Area beaches are popular
hunting grounds for scores of
nondiving shark tooth enthu-
siasts, who scour the shores for
black shark teeth, many small-

Please see SIZE, 11A


Baseball's not the only sports draw


BY GERALD A. ROGOVIN
CORRESPONDENT


More than 4,000 visitors will converge on the
Sarasota area April 25-26.
They will occupy about 2,000 hotel and
motel rooms and dine in many of the restau-
rants in the area, according to the county's
Convention & Visitors Bureau. Some may
patronize clubs and other night spots. And
many will shop.
Tourists are no strangers to Sarasota County,
of course. But these folks will be among us
because of a collaborative effort of government
agencies.
Their objective in this instance and in a vari-
ety of similar activities is to generate an impact


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G ondolier Sun BUSINESS....................
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on the local economy with sports events.
Thirty-seven Florida high school rowing
teams will compete that weekend at Nathan
Benderson Park in Sarasota. The 4,000 visitors
will be parents, friends and rowing enthusiasts
from all over the state.
They were attracted to the 400-acre man-
made lake in the park when the bureau discov-
ered that their usual race course in the Tampa
Canal was unavailable because of construction
there.
"We've been soliciting the interest of the
Florida Scholastic Rowing Association for quite
sometime," said Jason Puckett, the bureau's
sports manager. "We helped them discover the

Please see DRAW, 11A


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IN THIS EDITION
AMERICAN PROFILE
CLASSIFIEDS


Critics say Wellness


Center 'over-weighted'


BY AUDREY BLACKWELL
STAFF WRITER

The new Wellness Center at
Venice High School is a subject
of debate.
On one side are those who
are happy with the facility's
design and equipment, which
largely comprises weights and
is said to be helpful for all stu-
dents who can benefit from
weight lifting.
An article on the VHS Web
site regarding the opening of
the Wellness Center in Feb-
ruary states: "Venice High
School has finally opened the
doors to its new Wellness
Center, an 8,000-square-foot
complex designed specifically
for weight training. The pro-
ject, which cost approximately
$900,000, satisfies a need for a
full-time weight room on cam-
pus."
On the other side are those
who think the center is suited
mostly for football players and
isn't well rounded enough for
other athletes and general use
by all students and staff.
School Advisory Committee
members sought middle
ground at their Monday night
meeting.
The facility was brought up
at last month's SAC meeting,
and this month's meeting fur-
thered the discussion.
Concerns were raised about
whether all coaches of all the


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sports were included in the
design and equipping of the
center.
Larry Sandburg, athletic
director,
defended the
design of the
center and
said it is heav-
ily used by a
large student
population
and various
sports teams.
Scho ol Millington
Principal
Candace Millington said she
had recently talked with vari-
ous coaches about the center
and they were happy with the
facility. For example, she said
Dave Porvaznik, a wrestling
coach, thinks it's great and is
used for more than sports
training, and Brenda Clark,
coach of track and women's
softball, said the facility is fan-
tastic as a strength-building
and conditioning clinic. An-
other coach, she said, called
the VHS Wellness Center the
nicest facility in the state but
sees a need for more cardio
equipment.
But others suggested the
Wellness Center should have
equipment similar to that at
the YMCA, such as stationary
bikes and other types of fitness
equipment.

Please see CENTER, 10A


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SUN PHOTO BY DANA SANCHEZ, DSANCHEZ@SUN-HERALD.COM
Ray Ortiz found this 4.75-inch megalodon tooth while diving recently
off Venice. The tooth, which belonged to a now-extinct shark from the
Miocene or Pliocene epoch, is estimated to be at least 2 million years
old.


FRONT SECTION


1 i1 mu11I -WM W ll -& I
SUN PHOTO BY KIM COOL
A rally will be held in Venice from noon to 1 p.m. at the Gazebo in
Centennial Park as part of the National Tax Day Tea Party, a grass-
roots campaign to protest out-of-control government spending.
Demonstrators took to Venice street corners Monday afternoon to
draw attention to the event.


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10A POLICE BEAT
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Go green and help clean i fI


BY MONTY ANDREWS
GUEST WRITER

The 2009 Great Ameri-
can Cleanup is sched-
uled to take place Satur-
day, April 18, at 8 a.m.
Local areas scheduled
for cleanup include Bro-
hard, Caspersen, Service
Club and Humphris
parks (the South Jetty);
Venice Beach; the Circus
Bridge area; and the
Venice Fishing Pier.
Team leaders at each


site will provide collection
bags and water and answer
questions regarding the
event. Volunteers under
18 should be accompa-
nied by an adult. Safety
tips for volunteers include
wearing gloves, appropri-
ate footwear and long
pants, and the use of sun-
screen and bug repellent.
The following Satur-
day, April 25, is the
scheduled rain date.
For more information,
call Dorothy at 408-0082.







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Rainfall
Yesterday
Month
Year


Sunrise/set
Tonight's sunset
Tomorrow's sunrise
Moonrise/set
Moonrise
Moonset


94 48
(1965) (1961)
1.11"
Actual Average
1.38" 1.00"
4.88" 9.96"


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WNW winds at 7 to 14 knots.
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Venice Archives and Area Historical Collection, in the Triangle Inn, 356 S. Nassau St. The current
exhibit, Opening Day February 27,1926, A Photographic Exhibit by Grover Koons, is on display
through Oct. 1 and can be viewed at special evening openings on April 21, 22, 28 and 29, from 5
to 7 p.m. Venice City Historical Resources Director James Hagler will be on hand to give guided
tours of the facility and talk about the photos in the exhibit. For information, call 486-2487.


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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2009


POLICE BEAT


Crimes may
be connected
Detectives from the
Sarasota and Manatee
sheriff's offices as well as
the Sarasota and Braden-
ton police departments
are sharing information
regarding several cases
that may be related. The
FBI is also assisting in the
investigation.
A number of reports
have been made over the
past two months of
women being attacked in
or near their homes. The
cases all list the assailant
as a masked male. Each
of the agencies has cases
within its jurisdiction.
As many as nine simi-
lar cases are being
reviewed in an attempt to
establish their relation-
ship. There does not
appear to be a distinct
pattern as to day or time
of occurrence. It does
appear the perpetrator
may be looking through
windows prior to enter-
ing the homes.
Investigators ask that
all citizens exercise cau-
tion, including locking
the doors and windows
of their residences. Any-
one seeing anything sus-
picious, or having possi-
ble related information is
urged to call 9-1-1 in an
emergency or the non
emergency number of
the applicable law en-
forcement agency.
Venice Police
Department arrest
Israel Marcosvelas-
quez, 24, 1000 block
Venetian Parkway, Ven-
ice. Charge: no valid dri-
ver license. Bond: $500.


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Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office
arrests

Lisa Marie McEac-
hern, 41, 200 block
Tempest Harbor Loop
St., Venice. Charge: do-
mestic aggravated as-
sault with deadly weap-
on without intent to kill.
Bond: $1,000.
Wendy Marie Kova-
Isky, 36, 1000 block Ro-
berta St., Venice. Charge:
out-of-county warrant
(failure to redeliver leased
property). Bond: $5,000.
Jeffrey Allen Wolk, 55,
900 block West Sklar
Drive, Venice. Charge:
disorderly intoxication.
Bond: $120.
Robert Denney, 20,
300 block Briarwood
Road, Venice. Charges:
burglary of a structure
with assault or battery,
felony battery. Bond:
$55,000.
Kenneth Alfred Lew-


is, 50, 100 block First Ave.,
Nokomis. Charge: do-
mestic battery. Bond:
$10,000.
Adrianna L. Watson,
29, 200 block Pompano
Lane, Nokomis. Charges:
possession of a con-
trolled substance, pos-
session of drug para-
phernalia. Bond: $1,120.
Michael A. Miklu-
scak, 58, 400 block Park
Trace Blvd., Osprey
Charges: DUI .15 or high-
er, DUI with property
damage. Bond: $1,500.
Robert Holder, 23,
300 block North Jackson
Road, Venice. Charge:
contempt (driving with
license suspended -
first conviction). Bond:
none.
Alvin Charles Rein-
harde Jr., 33, 1600 block
West Neponsit Drive, Ven-
ice. Charge: contempt
(fraud illegal use of
credit card). Bond: $2,500.
Steven Anthony Dem-


City OKs discount

drug card


BY BROOKY BROWN
PROJECTS EDITOR

Venice City Council
approved the city's par-
ticipation in the National
League of Cities Prescrip-
tion Discount Card Pro-
gram Tuesday. The pro-
gram is offered through
CVS Caremark with
about 90 percent of phar-
macies in the nation par-
ticipating.
A 20-percent discount
is available for pharma-
ceutical drugs as well as
human medications pets
may be taking.
There is no cost to the
city or its residents for
taking advantage of the
program.
Sarasota County also
is participating in the
program.
In addition, council
took the following ac-
tions:
Gave approval for
Assistant City Engineer
Kathleen Weeden to
move forward with nego-
tiations to finalize condi-
tions for property trans-
fer with WCI and ease-
ment agreements with
the Peace River Mana-
sota Regional Water Au-
thority in association
withVenice Myakka River
park development.
Approved extension
of the city's consent to
inclusion of the incorpo-
rated area of the city of
Venice in the Sarasota
County Emergency Med-


ical Services Municipal
Service Taxing Unit.
Authorized the may-
or to execute a grant ap-
plication for funds from
the Edward Byrne Mem-
orial Justice Assistance
Grant Program to im-
prove the functioning of
the criminal justice sys-
tem.
Authorized the may-
or to execute a Master
Joint Participation Agree-
ment with the state of
Florida Department of
Transportation to pro-
vide participation in
multiple aviation pro-
jects at Venice Municipal
Airport. This continues
existing grants.
Approved original,
second and third adden-
dums to the interlocal
agreement between the
cities ofVenice and North
Port and Charlotte Coun-
ty for mutual coopera-
tion in the delivery of
building services.
Authorized the may-
or's signature on the Dec-
laration of Restrictive
Covenants between Flor-
ida Communities Trust
and the city ofVenice and
Grant Award Calculation
Statements for Legacy
Park. No city funds are
required.
Authorized the may-
or's execution of the Car-
ibbean Conservation Corp-
oration Sea Turtle Grants
Program Grant Agree-
ment in the amount of
$5,657.


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Officials from the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast,
the Loveland Center, South County Family YMCA, Senior Friendship Center, the Manatee Community College
Foundation, Medical Engineering Volunteers of Florida, Our Mother's House and Children First were presented
checks totaling $124,900 at Venice Regional Medical Center Tuesday. Father Art Schute, mission consultant for Bon
Secours Health System, and Melody Trimble, VRMC CEO, presented the grants from the 10-year program Health
Management Associates committed to when it bought the hospital from Bon Secours.


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Entrepreneur has big franchise plans


BY ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST


It takes an entrepreneur to
make a substantial business in-
vestment during the current worst
economic downturn since the
Great Depression. Mark Cassis and
his wife, Kitty, have taken that step
in the past few weeks by acquiring
four established Great Clips sa-
lons, in Nokomis, Venice and Sara-
sota.
"Our goal is for our investment
group to grow those salons, and
with acquisitions and new store
openings, to expand those to 12 or
more in the next two to three
years," said Cassis.
Currently there are 50 employ-
ees, but he anticipates adding
more as they implement their
marketing plans.
Cassis has 17 years of successful
sales experience working with
global companies H.J. Heinz,
Campbell's Soups and Johnson &
Johnson. He teamed up with a real
estate developer and on 1,200
acres south of Cincinnati, built
Kentucky Speedway, operating a
$152 million complex for NASCAR,
Indy Car and other racing organi-
zations.
His wife is in real estate with
Walmart and Sam's Clubs, having
contracted for 17 Walmart Super-
centers in Southwest Kentucky.
Her real estate has slowed, and last


year the Kentucky Speedway was
sold to a national speedway opera-
tor.
Having enjoyed many winter
vacations on Longboat Key, the
Cassis family decided to perma-
nently move to this area in 2008.
First priority was to explore suc-
cessful businesses in the tough
economic climate. They found the
Great Clips franchise a category
leader with 2,700 stores and an-
other 300 to open.
Exploring the company at the
corporate office in Minneapolis
and becoming interested, they dis-
covered the operation in Sarasota
might be for sale.
"It was our destiny," said Cassis.
They acquired the franchise; his
wife is to join him after completing
two real estate projects.
Salon software
Great Clips' philosophy is to do
a few things well. Providing great
cuts at a cheap price and getting
customers in and out of the salon
in 15 to 20 minutes satisfies a lot of
people. A special computer soft-
ware system informs the operator
at check-in when customers came
in last; how long they were there;
how they enjoyed their cut; who
did the cutting; and what they
want different. Cassis's salon com-
puter tracking system identifies
how many people were there on
any date and what were the wait


times.
He said he lets the store manag-
er and stylists operate auton-
omously.
"We are not salon people; I
never was a hair cutter," he said.
"I'm a businessman, but what at-
tracted me was I could be passive
to a degree. I don't have to be on
the floor cutting hair, but I need to
be involved in marketing, working
with the people, making sure we
have the right set up and we are
involved in the community."
A lot of franchisees in the Great
Clips system have a number of
stores; one franchisee in Minne-
apolis has 45 stores and a Tampa
franchisee has 40 stores.
The Nokomis salon is still get-
ting established, having opened a
year ago. The Venice location
caters to lots of women with cuts
and perms. He plans to put anoth-
er store in the Venice area.
Cassis wants to have more fa-
thers and sons as customers, and it
is part of a marketing initiative
being implemented. Additionally,
he is supporting the Venice Little
League this month by making a
donation each time a customer
presents a coupon.
He believes his entrepreneurial
spirit came from growing up in
Detroit watching his father grow
from one grocery store to a chain
of 32 locations.
businews@comcast.net


Three new businesses opening downtown


There's a new pie place
coming to town and it
could be the world's
smallest pizzeria, accord-
ing to owner Vinnie
Loria, who plans to open
Vinnie's Venice Avenue
Pizzeria, 349 W Venice
Ave., on May 1.
Although a separate
restaurant with seating
for 12, it is part of the
Soda Fountain. A year
ago he took over that
restaurant and has turn-
ed it into a popular
downtown eatery. Cus-
tomers were unable to
get a pizza and asked
Loria to add it to his
menu. He is having new
ovens installed in the
Soda Fountain and the
kitchen will provide food
for both dining rooms.
Specialties will be New
York-style, thin-crustVen-
ice Avenue, Godfather
and Venice Village cheese,
all sold as 12-, 15- and 18-
inch pies. Subs, soups and
salads will complete the
menu available in both
restaurants.
Loria's success is re-
flected in his trebling his
employees to 15 within
12 months, and the op-
portunity to grow again
with the pizzeria, which
will be open from 3 to 9
p.m. Monday through
Saturday. Take-out is
available. Call 488-7600.
'Cottage' opening
Looking for upscale
used furniture, antiques
and collectible items?
You will want to visit
Consignment Cottage,
211 W Miami Ave., open-
ing May 1.
Owner Dorothy Dyall
will buy, sell and consign
an eclectic collection.
"I have items ready to
fill the store," said Dyall.
From Charleston, S.C.,
she operated a store in
Jacksonville, Fla., for 10


years, then had a dress-
making shop selling
women's clothing for 10
years. Her store will be
open Tuesday through
Saturday. Call 468-2401.
Gallery with Internet
A new co-operative art
gallery opens downtown
with Internet and Wi-Fi
facilities this Sunday,
April 19.
Mayalen Donahue's
Photoarts Graphic De-
sign &Art Gallery, 221 W
Venice Ave., is on the sec-
ond floor, above Dick's
Shoes. For the grand
opening Sunday after-
noon a live band will
entertain and Donahue
is having a wine tasting,
complimentary tea, cof-
fee and sodas.
The gallery will display
paintings, photographs,
sculptures and jewelry by
a dozen local artists.
"It is a menagerie of
different art media," said
Donahue.
She will do custom
digital T-shirts while cus-
tomers wait using her
photography or their art-
work. For 12 years in
Mountain Lakes, N.J., she
was a freelance newspa-
per writer and photogra-
pher, operating her
home-based T-shirt busi-
ness. After she moved to
North Port in 2008, the
economy prevented from
her opening her own
business, but the artists
are working with her on
this new project.
The gallery opens at 1
p.m. Wednesday through
Sunday. Call (727) 674-
5341.
Pharmacy decision
Will Publix open a
pharmacy in its Venice
Village Shoppes location,
4173 Tamiami Trail, now
that Walgreens Pharmacy
has moved north? Look-
ing into rumors of a
pharmacy opening in
that Publix store prompt-
ed a Publix spokesperson
to advise that a decision
will be forthcoming soon.
Learning Depot
LTM Party Store, 581
North U.S. 41 Bypass in
the Bird Bay Plaza, is
introducing Learning
Depot, with teacher and
parent educational sup-
plies.
Tom Ritchie, owner of


the four stores in Sara-
sota and Venice, has se-
cured the Melissa &
Doug line of educational
toys and children's prod-
ucts. There are nearly 800
unique and exciting pro-
ducts for children of all
ages.
Because of restricted
display space in the Ven-
ice store, a smaller selec-
tion items will be avail-
able compared to the
other stores. Call 244-
9586.


"I have items
ready to fill the
store."
Consignment
Cottaae owner


to connect area busi-
nesses with more than
200,000 members world-
wide, all free of charge.
Funded by a generous
Gulf Coast Community
Foundation of Venice
grant, the program,
which launched Jan. 30,
gives businesses the op-
portunity to boost expo-
sure by connecting to a
local, national and inter-
national network of busi-
nesses.
"Members of our on-
line community can
send and receive con-
nection requests, partici-
pate in live chats, create
and join networking
groups and much more,"
said VACC President and
CEO John Ryan.
Call 488-2977.


Dorothy Dyall Dumas promoted


Stimulating local
economy
Fast Pitch!, a new vir-
tual networking commu-
nity to grow business,
stimulate local buying
and connect with busi-
nesses from around the
world, has been launch-
ed by the Venice Area
Chamber of Commerce
and Greater Sarasota
Chamber of Commerce.
The VACC virtual
community is localized


Paula Dumas has
moved to the Inde-
pendent Advisor Divis-
ion at Day Hagan Asset
Management, a division
of Raymond James.
With her promotion to
senior vice president her
office will be at 240 S.
Nokomis Ave., Suite 200,
in the Bank of Venice
building. Call 330-1702.

Editor's Note: Service
and product information
in this column should
not be taken as an
endorsement of the busi-
ness.

businews@comcast.net


Dogs help build houses


PHOTO COURTESY OF VABR
The crew from Strayer Surveying and Mapping cooks
hot dogs for the Venice Area Board of Realtors' third
annual Hot Dogs for Habitat fundraiser. The event netted
$1,550 toward the board's goal of $85,000 to build a
local Habitat House. About $40,000 has been raised so
far.


Social networking


and your identity


Last month we dis-
cussed some new social
networking tools like
Facebook, Twitter and
Sarasota-based Fast Pitch
Networking. This month,
we are going to examine
how to protect your iden-
tity and privacy on social
networking sites.
Social networking
sites are based on the
model of friends and col-
leagues inviting other
friends to participate in
these online communi-
ties. They are based on
who you know, or shared
interests.
Have you ever receiv-
ed an invitation from
someone you do not rec-
ognize? Be careful with
these "stranger" requests.
Do a little research first.
How did this person
get your name? Is it a
friend of one of your
friends? If you cannot
connect the dots on how
this person found you or
connected with you, then
do not connect with him
or her.
There are individuals
who look to connect to
others in hopes of unso-
licited advertising. There
are others even more un-
scrupulous who are con-
necting to people to
propagate virus and mal-
ware to others. If you re-
ceive a connection from
someone you do not rec-
ognize, check it out first.
Once you starting
connecting to others on-
line, what information do
you share? These sites are
designed for us to get to
know each other and
connect. You find out in-
teresting stories and facts
about people, and you
might be inclined to
share information about
yourself. Be careful what
you tell.
Do not share informa-
tion that may create vul-
nerability in the future.
Do not give out your
street address, home
telephone number or
other identifying infor-
mation. It is very easy for
people to string together
snippets of information
and use it against you.
This is the basis of
social engineering at-
tacks and these can lead
to crimes in the real
world, like burglary and
robbery. Be discriminat-
ing with the information
you share online. Are you
comfortable with com-
plete strangers knowing
that you sleep in Super-
man pajamas and drink
coffee out of a Mickey
Mouse mug? If you do
not want complete strang-
ers to know these facts
about you, do not enter
them online.
Don't believe every-
thing you read. The In-
ternet is a very public
place and everything is


open to everyone. People
will create information
and craft messages to
paint themselves in a dif-
ferent light. Some users
on social networking
sites change their age to
appear younger, add a
high school or college to
make a connection with
someone, or even upload
a picture of someone else
to conceal their true
identity.
Concealing identities
is especially a concern
with teenagers. There are
many stories in the me-
dia of adults with crimi-
nal intent portraying
themselves as teenagers
on social networking
sites. As a parent, you
should be aware of what
Web sites your children
are active on and be active
on those sites as well. It is
good to be a Facebook
friend of your child.
Here are some other
defensive maneuvers to
protect yourself:
Never, ever give out
your Social Security or
driver license numbers.
Avoid listing the fol-
lowing information pub-
licly: date of birth, home-
town, home address, year
of high school or college
graduation, primary e-
mail address.
Don't give out your
username or password to
anyone (even if it helps
you connect to others
and build your friends).
Only invite people to
your network whom you
know or have met, not
friends of friends, or
strangers.
For password securi-
ty verification questions,
use a password for all
answers (rather than the
answer to the specific
question). For example, if
one of the verification
questions is "What is the
name of your pet?," in-
stead of typing in "Spot,"
type in "Sp!t55" or anoth-
er password that is easy
to remember.
Vary your passwords
and change them regu-
larly.
Don't use common
verification answers such
as your date of birth or
your mother's maiden
name.
Be wary of the inten-
tions of anyone you meet
on these sites.
Watch where you
post and what you say, as
it can be used against you
later.
Set up a Google Alert
for your name and your
children's names. When
Google finds your name,
it will send an e-mail to
you of the link it found.
This is especially helpful
if you are trying to under-
stand what social net-
works your children are
using.
Monitor your credit
reports for strange activi-
ties that may be a sign of
identify theft.

Kelli Tarala is a prin-
cipal consultant at
Enclave Security, a
Microsoft Gold Certified
Partner, which provides
expert guidance on infor-
mation security and use
of Microsoft's products
and technologies. She can
be reached at Kelli.
Tarala@enclavesecurity.
com.


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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2009


OBITUARIES
Donald R. Karr
Donald Robert "Don" Karr, 78, passed peacefully in
Fort Wayne on Thursday, April 9, 2009.
Born Oct. 9, 1930, in Cass City, Mich., he was the
son of Claude and Martha Scott Karr. Raised in Cass
City, he graduated from Michigan State University
School ofVeterinary Medicine in 1955. Don practiced
five years in Glencoe, Ill., one and a half years in
Waterford, Mich., and then the remainder of his 42-
year career in Redford, Mich., at the Beech Road
Veterinary Hospital. Don married Gwen Laurie
LaClare on Aug. 4, 1941, and together they had four
children, Katherine Elaine "Kitty," Laurie Beth, Scott
Douglas and Jeffrey McLean. Gwen Laurie passed in
August 1970 and Don later met and married Kathryn
Limberg "Kay" Karr on Dec. 17, 1983. They shared 24
wonderful years together enjoying life and traveling
the world. They were highly involved in service to
their community through their church.
Kay passed away after a long battle with breast can-
cer in August 2008. He is survived by his sister,
Marjorie Ballard; his four children; seven grandchil-
dren; and a great-grandson eagerly expected this
summer. He was preceded in death by brother Edwin
Karr.
Services: Services were private for the family.
Arrangements were by D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral
Homes, 8325 Covington Road. To sign the online
guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations
may be made to the Vera Bradley Foundation Race
Across American to support breast cancer research,
www.verabradley.org/site/home.aspx, or Vera Bradley
Foundation c/o Scott Karr, 3215 LaBalme Trail, Fort
Wayne, IN 46804.
Benedetta Maglione
Benedetta "Olga" Maglione, passed away at her res-
idence in Venice on Monday, April 13, 2009.
A devoted and loving wife and mother, Olga will be
greatly missed by her daughter, Sylvia with whom she
resided. Olga was preceded in death by her beloved
husband, J. Tony Maglione. After the death of her hus-
band, Olga and her daughter Sylvia shared their love
of travel and life by visiting Europe many times, the
Caribbean and enjoying many beautiful cruises. They
were best friends as well as mother and daughter.
Services: A memorial mass and burial will be held in
Princeton, N.J., at St. Paul's Church and church
cemetery, where beautiful Olga will be laid to rest
beside the love of her life, her beloved husband Tony.
Farley Funeral Home, Venice, is handling the arrange-
ments. To send condolences, visit www.farleyfuneral-
home.com.


Please see DEATHS, 10B


VMA's 'bright light' dies


Pilot Donald Gonyer killed in plane crash


BY KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR

There was a "pop" just
before Donald Gonyer
lost control of his plane.
With his friend, Jeff
Kraemer, director of
maintenance at Avionics
Inc., Gonyer had just
"buzzed" friends at a
Rotary picnic in Engle-
wood.
"When Donny went to
pull up on the yoke, he
pulled back and Jeff
heard a huge pop," said
Kirk Fryar, Gonyer's
friend and Kraemer's
employer. "Don said 'Oh
my God' and the plane
rolled on its back, and he
said 'We're going into the
trees.' "
Gonyer died in the
crash Saturday after-
noon, April 4, near Mor-
ris Industrial Park off
South River Road. Krae-
mer survived but was air-
lifted to Bayfront Medical
Center in St. Petersburg
with compound frac-
tures below both knees


plus multiple cuts and
bruises.
Fryar said it will be
three weeks before
Kraemer can be moved
to Sarasota Memorial
Hospital, where he is
expected to stay for as
long as two months, fol-
lowed by several addi-
tional months of therapy.
Gonyer, 67, had been
at Pine Island for a meet-
ing with other pilots and
was returning to Venice
Municipal Airport.
"He was a bright light
at Venice Airport for 20-
25 years," close friend
Charles Mason said.
Venice Aviation Soci-
ety Inc. President Nick
Carlucci also spoke with
fondness of his longtime
friend and fellow VASI
member, adding that he
was very active with the
local group of experi-
mental aircraft pilots.
The plane in which he
died was an RV6A, Ma-
son said. It was built from
a kit more than 10 years
ago, according to Fryar.


Loved
According to the prelim-
inary report (ERA09LA229)
filed with the National
Transportation Safety
Board, the accident oc-
curred at approximately
2:35 p.m.
Witnesses reported to
the investigators that the
plane was flying at about
300 feet when it did what
was described as a barrel
roll by some and a loop
by others, before disap-
pearing from sight.
"Examination by a
Federal Aviation inspec-
tor found that the air-
plane had collided with
trees in a heavily wooded
area," the report states.
"The wings and cockpit
canopy had separated
from the airplane."
There also was men-
tion of fire damage "con-
sistent with a post-im-
pact fire."
Fryar disputes the re-
port.
"He was not doing
loops and rolls," he said.


"He did a low high-speed
pass and then there was a
mechanical failure. I've
seen the plane. It's in
Donald's hangar."
Carlucci said Gonyer
leased several T-hangars
at the Venice airport,
which he subleased to
other pilots there.
"He was one of the
most-loved individuals at
the airport," Fryar said.
"He was one of those
guys who dabbled in
everything.
According to Fryar,
when Kraemer is out of
the hospital, Wendy Gon-
yer will hold a memorial
service in Venice. Donald
Gonyer was buried this
past weekend in Boston.
Fryar has started a
fund to assist with the
medical expenses for
Kraemer. To donate, send
a check to: Jeff Kraemer,
in care of Sarasota Avi-
onics, 120 West Airport
Road, Venice, FL 34285.
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PUBLISHER
ROBERT A. VEDDER
PHONE: (941) 207-1000
FAX: (941) 484-8460
6A
WEDNESDAY
APRIL 15, 2009


OPINION


GONDOLIER SUN EDITOR
BOB MUDGE
bmudge@venicegondolier.com


OUR VIEW



Don't let water rules leave you all wet


Recent rains have brought a
refreshing green tint back to the
lawns of Southwest Florida,
although there hasn't been enough to
substantially affect water levels in the
region. For that, we'll need the equiv-
alent of seven days and seven nights.
Until that happens, homeowners
and businesses will continue to live
under water restrictions imposed by
the Southwest Florida Water Man-
agement District to make our supply
last as long as possible. Conservation
is always the best policy, but in an ex-
tended drought it is an absolute
necessity.
Most people understand that, and
most people care enough about the
conservation of limited resources to
follow the rules. Still, it can be confus-
ing. We all develop habits, and we
may be slow to recognize changes.
Then we get brief snippets of warn-




Hard work


BOB VEDDER
PUBLISHER


When city council
added three new mem-
bers more than a year ago
they vowed to their sup-
porters they would con-
trol growth, particularly
height and density. On
the docket was a very
complete, well-written,
comprehensive plan that
the previous council was
ready to approve that in-
cluded increased height
and density limits through-
out most of the city.
Quickly, after the new
council members got
seated, they embarked
on the laborious task of
thoroughly analyzing
every single piece of the
comp plan. The villages
that had been outlined
were "burned down" (I
thought that sounded
dramatic) and were re-
placed, more appropriate-
ly, by "neighborhoods."
As promised, council
is recommending reduc-
ed height and density
throughout almost all of
the city. Height in most
cases is limited to three
stories and density in
most cases was lowered
to no more than 13 units
per acre; many areas had
been as high as 18.
The mayor asked
other advisory commit-
tees to thoroughly review
the document to ensure
we got it fully analyzed.
The planning commis-
sion had more than a
dozen meetings and
made suggestions about
every part of it. It recom-
mended more flexibility
and more height and
density, particularly in
core areas, and the ability
to make exceptions for
the unknown. It also was
more in favor of devia-
tions from the Northern
Mediterranean theme.
Council took the com-
mission's work and that
of the Environmental
Task Force but did not let
either present its case in
person sort of a slap in
the face for all the time
spent.
Council accepted a
few of the smaller recom-
mendations but in gener-
al stuck with its own
work, which fit the new
members' campaign
promises.


ing messages through the media
while we're rushing through our daily
lives and the news barely registers.
Details just fly by over the breakfast
table.
Recently, water restrictions were
strengthened in Hillsborough, Pasco
and Pinellas counties, at the northern
end of the district's range. Soon after,
utility managers reported a surge in
phone calls from people asking about
the changes, many from our area. The
situation is worse in the Tampa Bay
region, so the highest restriction level
has been imposed. In Sarasota, Char-
lotte and DeSoto counties, the situa-
tion is not quite as severe yet so
the second-highest level of restric-
tions is still in place.
But those restrictions are still
tough, and we hope people will pay
attention. If not, it could cost you.
Since Feb. 24, when new, stricter


One of the biggest
concerns is flexibility.
Under the current draft
plan, if there is any
change to height it must
come by a comp plan
change, which would
take months, or likely
years, to accomplish.
What about a church
that wanted to add a
steeple? I asked the may-
or. Wouldn't it have to get
a comp plan amend-
ment? He had not
thought of that scenario,
but in the plan as written
the answer was "yes."
That caused me to re-
member a case in Vero
Beach, which has simi-
larly strict height limits
that can only be changed
with voter approval. A
church in Vero wanted a
steeple and the voters
turned it down.
Depending on the
council members at any
point in time, you can
end up with 100-foot
buildings like we have on
the Intracoastal. That is
the main reason for the
more rigid plan.
It is very difficult to
find the in-between, but I
wonder if there aren't
some some exceptions
few would argue with:
indigent, senior or af-
fordable housing; church
steeples; decorative tow-
ers.
There were a couple of
emotional contests over
parts of the plan con-
cerning rebuilding con-
dos and what the hospi-
tal can do to build higher
or around the current
campus. These have
mostly been worked out
to everyone's satisfaction,
allowing condos to get
rebuilt in the same foot-
print with same number
of units, while the hospi-
tal was protected and will
be allowed to build up.
For that matter, it could
build the next Mayo
Clinic if it wants.
The airport part of the
plan was reworked ex-
tensively. It says that avi-
ation purposes should be
served but with careful
consideration of its sur-
roundings. It doesn't
mention Golden Beach
per se but boy, you feel it.
There are some concerns
about interpretation in
this area.
Incidentally, many
areas such as mid is-
land and other estab-
lished areas, were not
touched at all.
Council has overall
done good, hard work on
the plan. Certainly there
are legitimate complaints
about the process, but by
and large the result has

Please see VEDDER, 7A


regulations went into effect in our
region, there has been a spike in fines
handed out. The new rules mandated
a get-tougher policy throughout the
district; warnings are no longer given
out.
According to a recent story in the
Sun papers, Sarasota County issued
133 citations from Feb. 24 to March
27; first-time offenses are $100. Char-
lotte County Utilities, which imposes
a $250 fine for first-timers, handed
out 41 citations. DeSoto County
Utilities had no number for viola-
tions, which start at $50.
Here are the important points to
remember.
Lawn and landscape watering is
limited to one-day-a-week. We sug-
gest that you double-check with your
utility, city or county government to
make sure of the days you may water.
All have Web sites. The rules not only


affect people using public water sys-
tems, but those who use wells, ponds
and any other private water source.
Water only before 8 a.m. and after 6
p.m. if your property is 2 acres or less.
Note that this is stricter than in the
recent past.
In the past, there were no restric-
tions on hand-watering. There are
now. Hand-watering can be done any
day, but only before 8 a.m. and after 6
p.m.
You can wash your car only one
day per week. Check for the days in
your area. You must wash only using
hoses with shut-off nozzles.
Be sure to check for restrictions on
watering new plants and lawns. They,
too, were changed in February.
Until the floods come again, we'll
all have to try a little harder to save
water. And, remember, there won't be
any first-time warnings.


LETTERS FROM OUR READERS



This is the week to honor libraries


Editor:
April 12-18 is National Library Week. It is a time to
celebrate the important contributions of libraries,
librarians and library workers in schools, campuses
and communities nationwide and the perfect time
to discover how "Worlds Connect @ your library."
Here we have high expectations of our libraries,
where more than 70 percent of Sarasota County resi-
dents possess library cards and more than 21/2 mil-
lion people visited our county libraries last year. In
these economic times the services our of public
libraries are more important than ever.
We rely on libraries for books, from the classics to
the latest bestsellers. We expect libraries to provide
storytimes for young children, reference materials for
school projects and hundreds of computers with free
Internet access.
But in addition to all of those services, we expect
our libraries to offer the current technologies and
materials: music CDs, Blu-ray discs, downloadable
books, classes in computer technology, Wi-Fi and free
access to online subscription databases.
Our community uses our libraries as civic and cul-
tural centers, places where local groups hold meet-
ings and residents gather for special events, from
gallery shows and author visits to educational speak-
ers and free musical performances.
Libraries offer lifelong learning experiences for all
ages in our community and across the nation. No
other government institution serves all those needs
better than our local public libraries.

Lisa Backer
Vice president
Friends of Venice Public Library

EDITOR'S NOTE: On Wednesday, April 15, from 11 a.m.
to 2 p.m., the Venice Public Library will hold a library expo
featuring the many services, programs and databases
available at the library, as well as refreshments and raffles.


Sticking up for Vern
Editor:
I would like to re-
spond to Mike Hill's letter
about Vern Buchanan
not listening to the peo-
ple and his car business
benefiting from the auto
industry bailout.
First off, Buchanan
was against the auto bail-
out and stated that clear-
ly in several news releas-
es.


Second, he did listen
to the people of his dis-
trict about the stimulus
(more like porkulous)
package. The majority
were against it. That
package was put together
in a Democrat-only com-
mittee with no input
from Republicans. When
they tried to put forth an
alternate plan that creat-
ed more jobs for half the
cost, they were shut


down.
Then they were told to
vote on it without being
given time to read it.
President Obama didn't
even read it.
Our grandchildren
will be paying for this for
years.

Debbie Allison
Venice
In this case, 1 +1 = 1
Editor:
Recent articles ap-
plauding the one-year
anniversary of the Legacy
Trail were certainly wor-
thy of all the compli-
ments. It is a wonderful
community asset.
What didn't set well
were comments made
comparing February
head counts between the
Legacy and Venetian
Waterway Park trails. The
two trails compliment
each other, and the last
thing that should happen
would be to put them in a
position where they com-
pete against each other
for popularity. The two
trails should be consid-
ered one. It just happens
there are two names.

Monty Andrews
Venice

Not in the cards
Editor:
We had an appoint-
ment in our home with a
financial adviser. For
allowing him to come to
our home (we thought it
must be legit since they
were not enticing us to
attend a seminar at a
restaurant, as most do) to
tell us about this invest-
ment and to try to sell it


to us, we were to receive a
$200 gift card from one of
five restaurants.
We chose Fleming's in
Sarasota. As of today we
have not received the gift
card.
We have called and
spoken to the person
who came to our home
once, left two additional
voice messages and writ-
ten an e-mail still no
gift card. He said it would
take three weeks to
receive the card.
We finally received a
reply to one of our e-
mails saying that all the
gift cards for that time
period had been mailed
out 10 days ago and they
do not issue duplicates.
We didn't lose any-
thing, but we didn't get
what was promised ei-
ther.

Rosemary Brown
North Port
Just another day
in the war zone
Editor:
I travel 1-75 south-
bound at 9 p.m., north-
bound at 6 a.m.: It is
anarchy.
One travel day at 9 p.m.
a flatbed truck carrying
18-inch pipe speeds at 95
mph. One travel day at 6
a.m. a drunk driver is
weaving lane to lane. I
called in both.
Cars entering 1-75
from the ramp want im-
mediate access to the
passing lane. Tailgating is
common.
I'm unable to divulge
my combat tactics.

Anthony Cibello
Venice





WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2009


LET'EM HAVE IT: WHAT SERVICES COULD THE CITY OF VENICE SHARE WITH SARASOTA COUNTY? CALL 207-1111.


Sure, government ownership always works


Saying no. Should the city of Venice try to buy out
the Venice Jet Center lease? I would say absolutely no
on that. Our government is involved too much in pri-
vate affairs and we need freedom, not government-
owned or government-operated businesses.


Overloaded. Code en-
forcement in South Ven-
ice cannot handle the
heavy load with all the
foreclosures and all the
neglected properties. It
almost seems that South
Venice needs its own
lawn patrol person. That
would be someone who
patrols for illegal water-
ing of lawns and people
who think it's OK to have
weeds that are 4 feet high
in their yard. That's just
unacceptable. I can't sell
a house here because of
the dump across the
street. Code enforcement
keeps telling me that
they've got 30 or 60 days
to comply. I think that's
wrong. There's a code
and if they break it, they
get fined. Just like the
law: You don't speed, and
if you speed, you get a
fine. Simple. You don't get
30 days to slow down.
We're paying a lot of
money for code enforce-
ment right now that's


been a nice improve-
ment.
There will be a public
workshop in May and it is
then that you should
make your voice heard,
because once the plan is
finalized, unless the state
rejects it (which often
happens), we will be
stuck with it for a long
time.
Go on the city Web site,
www.venicegov.com, to
read Draft 5 the plan.
******

By's Crack: Doesn't
it make you feel
strange to go to the
showroom, buy a car
and have them check
your credit?
******
There is a new twist to
the stroll downtown to-
morrow evening: Artists
from the Venice Art Cen-
ter are going to be situat-
ed around downtown
painting away. There will
also be some of the usual
music and, of course,
great shopping.
On a sort of related
note, I was saddened to
hear that Marilyn Labal-
lister, who had run the
art center for years, was
let go by the board.
******
Do not miss the
Shark's Tooth Festival,
sponsored in part by the
Gondolier Sun, this week-
end. There is food, fun
and entertainment for
all. All proceeds benefit
Special Olympics.

I mentioned North
Port being left out of the
Most Improved Student
Program being held next
week at Michael's On
East. I said it was spon-
sored by the Education
Foundation; rather, the
event is put on by
Northern Trust and fami-
ly foundations it repre-
sents in conjunction with
the school district.
I assumed that the
Education Foundation
did this because it seems
to help with every good
youth program, includ-
ing Academic Olympics,
the regional art fair, the
science fair and may-
be most important -
grants for teachers to do
innovative programming
in their classroom.
To top it off, last year
Northern Trust started a
separate program for
North Port that the
school likes very much. I
still think North Port
should be in the bigger
ceremony, but at least
lots of kids get honored,
which is what it is all


pretty much ineffective.
It's time for our commis-
sioners to take care of
this problem. It hasn't
gone away in years.
Foul ball. I'm just
wondering why you guys
put a croquet field right
next to the baseball field
when you know there
might be a chance that a
ball might come over the
fence into the field where
the players are playing.
Something stinks.
Do you people on the
island give a thought to
the septic smell in the
evening and especially in
the morning when there
is fog or heavy dew or
stagnant air? Maybe you
don't know what it is and
you're blaming the jet
fuel. If you came from the
north or you lived on a
farm where there's septic,
you'll know the smell. It's
not the jet fuel smell
that's hanging around,
it's the smell of septic. It's
in the creeks, little ponds


about.
******
Wesley John Schu-
macher, the Venice Sym-
phony's fabulous recent-
ly retired conductor, is
being honored at a retire-
ment party at Jacaranda
Trace Sunday, April 19,
from 3 to 5 p.m. Help
thankWes for making our
symphony one of the
best community sym-
phonies in the country.
I was happy to hear
that Wes continues to do
his music education in
our schools. We were
lucky to have had him for
20-plus years.
The process to pick his
successor is nearing the
end, with interviews of
the candidates going on.


and streams in Florida.
That's the reason for the
smell.
Who checks? As us-
ual, I mailed in my fee for
the Florida vehicle regis-
tration sticker for my li-
cense plate. The form
requires the applicant
send in the name of his
insurance company with
the policy number. This
year I suspect I may have
indicated an incorrect
number, but received my
sticker anyway. The form
notes that Florida law
requires maintenance of
Florida no-fault insur-
ance. Does the tax collec-
tor really take a few sec-
onds to check the appli-
cant's insurance infor-
mation or perhaps make
spot checks on insurance
during the year? If not,
the tax collector is acting
as an enabler of insur-
ance fraud by mailing
invalid registration stick-
ers that mislead our po-
lice officials.
Go green. Why am I
getting the Gondolier Sun
newspaper and the Sun
Shopper in my driveway?
I order the Gondolier
Sun, not the Sun Shop-


The symphony has had
some great conductors
who led concerts as part
of their tryout.
******
The Gondolier Sun
and Venice MainStreet
are honoring volunteers.
The ceremony is Tues-
day, April 21, at 4:30 p.m.


per. The Sun Shopper
comes to one of my
neighbor's driveway. The
neighbor has been dead
for two years. Snowbirds,
go back up north and
they're still getting the
Sun Shopper in their dri-
veways. Why don't you
have people call in or
have a flier in the paper
like you did for the TV
Guide and have people
say if they want to get the
Sun Shopper or not? I'm
tired and don't have kids
to pick up after the
neighbors and the snow-
birds who are dead or
have gone back up north.
This adds to our environ-
mental waste. Why not
stop all this recycling of
papers and stuff by cut-
ting back on the Sun
Shopper? Maybe it will
save you money so you
won't have to cut back on
the TV book also. I've call-
ed over and over again,
and every time I call, it
stops for a while, and the
next thing you know, here
it comes again in my drive-
way. Let's stop this waste
and go green.
Welcome back. Keep
coming back, northern-
ers. All you seem to do is
eat, drink, shop and
sleep. We love you.


at the Gazebo, part of
National Volunteer Week.
******
Bumper sticker: The
best way to make a small
fortune is to start with a
big one.
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in this paper


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8APORTS
WEDNESDAY
APRIL 15,2009 SPORTS


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


MR. SHEEPSHEAD
COLUMNIST


Check the

beach for snook

All we need is a calmer
surf. Snook have begun
their annual spawning in
our area. This is usually
sight fishing and a good
pair of sunglasses is essen-
tial. If you're going to use
live bait, make sure you use
circle hooks. Most snook
are either too small or too
large to keep. With a circle
hook, you don't set the hook.
When the line tightens up
you merely start reeling.
Most of the time the hook
will be in the front of the
mouth and much better for
catch and release.
Here are the rules: 28-33
inches only. Snook season is
closed as far as keeping
them from May to August
and then again in the winter
months. You're only allowed
to keep one legal snook a
day. If you do get lucky and
catch a legal snook, make
sure you fillet it. If you don't,
expect a soapy taste from
the skin.
The ideal way to catch
your keeper in the surf is
with an artificial lure. Fishing
the surf with a lure is also a
great way to get some exer-
cise. Some fishermen walk a
few miles while seeking
snook. Sometimes jacks,
ladyfish or even mackerel
will come in close chasing
bait. I've caught many differ-
ent species of fish through
the years while fishing the
surf.
Good luck and good fish-
ing. Well, fellow Sheepshead-
ites, we'll talk again next
Wednesday.

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


FLORIDA YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION


Falcons capture President's Cup


FROM LANCE BURCHETT

TheVenice Falcons, aU18/19
team composed of players from
Sarasota and Manatee counties,
captured the 2009 FloridaYouth
Soccer Association President's
Cup State Championship on
March 28-29 in Cocoa Beach.
With players from Bayshore,


Booker, Braden River, North
Port, Riverview and Venice
high schools, the Falcons are
also known as the Sarasota-
Manatee misfits.
Playing in Division 1 in the
United Soccer Association, the
Falcons took third place in the
fall season.
Early this spring, the Falcons,


who are coached by former
French professional soccer
player Fabrice Salle, won the
Region C Division One Cup
over nine other teams. In the
title match, the Falcons won
2-1 over Hillsborough United
Red in Fort Myers.
The Falcons faced the other
three FYSA region champions.


In the semifinals, the
Falcons trailed Tallahassee
United, 2-0, at halftime but got
two quick goals from Venice
High's Gus Nordstrom off
assists from Yoan Russell and
Mark Faroudi. With 15 minutes
remaining, Venice took the

Please see FALCONS, 9A


Three lifters take 2nd at sectional


BY PERRY D. PENTZ
SPORTS EDITOR


All Venice's Gerald Oriol
and Parker Bills could do was
helplessly watch as their com-
petition had successful lifts in
the clean and jerk to drop
them to second place in their
respective weight classes at
the Class 2A-Section 7 boys
weightlifting meet Saturday at
Venice High.
Venice, who only had four
lifters in the sectional, picked
up another second-place fin-
ish as Elliot Kresse took a run-
ner-up spot in the 139-pound
weight class.
All three had to wait three
days to find out if they qualified
for the Class 2A state meet,
which is set for noon, April 24
at River Ridge High in New Port
Richey as the FHSAA released
entire list of state qualifiers.
Bills and Oriol were chosen
as at-large qualifiers for the
state meet. Bills has the fifth
best total in his weight class
entering states and just 20
pounds out of first while Oriol
narrowly squeezed into states
with the 16th best total out of
18 lifters.
Only the sectional winner in
each weight class automatical-
ly qualified for states. The other
lifters in each weight class are
made up the best totals from
around the state.
The sectional was agoniz-
ing for Oriol, who tied with
Charlotte's Brandon Ross in
the 238-pound weight class
with a total of 595 pounds.
Oriol, a senior, bested the
other three lifters in the weight
class with a lift of 350 pounds
in the bench press.
Then after lifting 245 pounds


SUN PHOTO BY PERRY D. PENTZ
Venice's Gerald Oriol lifts 350 pounds in the bench press competition at the Class 2A-Section 7 boys
weightlifting meet on Saturday at Venice High. Oriol finished with a total of 595 pounds to place second. His
total qualified him for states on April 24.


in the clean and jerk portion,
Oriol had to sit back and watch
Ross.
On his last attempt, Ross lift-
ed 275 pounds in the clean and
jerk to tie Oriol.
However, Oriol took second
by 2.3 pounds as Ross' body
weight was lighter.
"I think I did pretty good,"
Oriol said. "Going to state
would mean a lot. I'd be really
happy. I thought I had a slight
chance (to makes states) at


beginning of the season. I did-
n't think I'd make it this far. It's
going good. I'm glad I made it
this far at least."
"The only bad thing about it
is Gerald didn't know what he
had to get," Venice coach John
Peacock said. "That's what is
hard about it. You got to try and
do your best. He had to try and
make his best lift. That would
have been his best clean he had
all year."
Bills, a sophomore, set a


personal best with a bench
press of 250 pounds and fin-
ished with a total of 450
pounds. He had a 20-pound
cushion over his nearest com-
petition, Port Charlotte's Harry
Rohraff, in the 129-pound
weight class. Rohraff, who
took fourth in state last year at
129 pounds, lifted 230 pounds
in the bench. Rohraff finished
with a 455 total.

Please see LIFTERS, 9A


SPORTS SHORTS


SOFTBALL
VENICE GOES 1-2-1 OVER SPRING BREAK: Venice
struggled to win just one out of four games in the Lady
Sharks Spring on Friday and Saturday at Sebastian
River.
"We played extremely sloppy and extremely unmoti-
vated' Venice coach Larry Sandburg said.
After a tie in their first game, the Lady Indians (15-
7-1) allowed four six-inning runs in a 4-2 loss to
University late Friday night.
Chelsea Zgrabik went 3-for-3 while Mel Dembinski
had the other two hits for Venice.
On Saturday, host Sebastian River scored three runs
in the second inning and two runs in the third inning to
beat Venice, 5-1.
Mindee Hasbrouck had two of Venice's three hits.
In their final game, the Lady Indians pounded 15
hits in a 16-0 win over Ransom Everglades.
Mel Dembinski went 3-for-4 with a RBI while
Zgrabik, Courtney Markusson and Hasbrouck had two
hits each. Stephanie Sullivan, who also got the win on
the mound, had a hit and two RBI.


Venice
University


200 000 0
000 004 x


2 5 0
4 5 0
450


Leading hitters Venice, Chelsea Zgrabik 3-3, Mel
Dembinski 2-3 RBI. Pitching Venice, Mel Dembinski
(6 inns., 5 hits, 4 runs-earned, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts);
Records- University 12-11.

Sebastian River 5, Venice 1


Venice
Sebastian River


100 000 0
030 200 x


1 3 3
5 3 1
531


Leading hitters Venice, Mindee Hasbrouck 2-3.
Pitching- Venice, Mary Dembinski (4 inns., 2 hits, 5
runs-3 earned, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts); Julia Costello (2
inns., 1 hit, 0 runs-earned, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts);
Records Sebastian River 12-11.

Venice 16, Ransom Everglades 0


Venice
Ransom Everglades


613 15 16 15 2
000 00 0 4 3


Leading hitters Venice, Zgabik 2-4, Mel
Dembinski 3-4 RBI, Hasbrouck 2-4 RBI, Stephanie
Sullivan 1-4 2 RBI, Courtney Markusson 2-4 2 RBI.
Pitching Venice, Sullivan (5 inns., 4 hits, 0 runs-
earned, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts); Records- Venice 15-7-1.


MISS VENICE FASTPITCH: Venice Lawn Care 10,
D&D Garage Door 3 VLC racked up 10 hits including
two by Alicia Wagner. Tied 3-3 in the fourth inning, VLC's
Morgan Wier drove in Antonia Ventura and Jamie Quinn
to put VLC ahead for good. Brittney Pritchett pitched a
complete game with 10 strikeouts for VLC.T. Johnson
led D&D with two hits and a run scored.
Venice Lawn Care 17, Rak's Gator Gals 6 VLC
pounded 17 hits including Taylor Constantino going 3-
for-3 with a triple. LaNae Steele and Jamie Quinn each
went 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Brittney Pritchett
recorded 11 strikeouts for VLC. Rak's Amanda Rak and
Hannah Garrison had a hit each. Holly Fienout scored
twice for Rak's.
Englewood Bombers 7, Venice Lawn Care 5 VLC's
Brittney Pritchett had 17 strikeouts but it wasn't enough
as the Englewood Bombers rallied for the win. VLC led
5-0 heading into the final inning. Sabrina Rolfson led
off seventh inning off with a single followed by a few
walks. Kayla Johnson drove in the game-winning run.
Destiny Bishop led VLC with two hits and three runs
scored.

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NORTH DIVISION
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Teberi Dentistry 7-6
Affordable Tree Service 6-7
Yankee Carpentry 6-7
Peluso Air 5-8
Tu Be Computer 2-11
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Flanagan's 10-3
Builders Specialties 9-4
Rugs As Art 7-6
Critter Ridge Landscaping 7-6
Jay & Dean Auto Repair 6-7
Palmer Ranch Travel 3-10
April 5 Results
Jay & Dean Auto Repair 17, Flanagan's 16
WGACA Trainers 16,Teberi Dentistry 15
Peluso Air 28, Affordable Tree Service 8
Builders Specialties 12, Critter Ridge Landscaping 6
Yankee Carpentry 24,Tu Be Computer 22
Palmer Ranch Travel 22, Rugs As Art 20


SPORTS BRIEFS


Rain postpones
district tennis tournament
First it was a tornado watch, then
rain.
The tornado watch covering
Manatee County postponed the
start of Tuesday's Class 3A-District
11 boys and girls tennis tourna-
ment, then rain much of the day
forced tournament officials to post-
pone the event entirely.
The tournament is rescheduled
for Wednesday and Thursday at the
75th Street Courts in Bradenton.
Play begins at 8 a.m. with two
rounds of singles and a round of
doubles. On Thursday, singles finals
will start at 8 a.m. followed by two
rounds of doubles.
The top two teams qualify for the
Class 3A-Region 6 semifinals on
April 21.
Rain postpones
Venice High baseball
Rain forced the postponement of
Tuesday's Class 5A-District 12 home
baseball game against Lakewood
Ranch.
The game is rescheduled for 7:30
p.m. Wednesday.
The Indians (8-13 overall, 6-6 dis-
trict) will play at North Port on Friday


night in the final district game.
Rain cancels
Venice High softball
Rain forced the cancellation of
Venice High's softball game against
Sarasota on Tuesday night at Venice
High.
The game will not rescheduled.
Venice (15-7-1) closes out the reg-
ular season at home on Wednesday
against Riverview with first pitch at
7 p.m.
Venice High
cheerleading tryouts
Venice High School will be hold-
ing cheerleading tryouts 5-7 p.m.
April 20-23 in the gymnasium.
Tryout packets are available in the
high school athletic office or in the
main office of the middle schools.
For more information, call coach
Kathy Walker at 488-2597.
Rally for the Cure Golf
Tournament on April 22
The Lake Venice Golf Club will be
hosting Rally for the Cure golf tourna-
ment on Wednesday, April 22.
The tournament is open to all

Please see BRIEFS, 9A


SPORTS CALENDAR


COMING UP Wednesday Thursday Friday
GIEN -Venice in Class 3A- GTEN -Venice in Class 3A-
SDistict 11Tournament(At75th Distict11Toumament(At75th
SISt. Courts, Bradenton), 8 a.m. St. Courts, Bradenton), 8 a.m.
W| BTEN Venice in Class 3A- i BEN Venice in Class 3A-
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7 p.m. Invite (At Rierview High),
BASE LakewoodRanch at Venice boys in Charlotte Invite
i Venice, V 7:30 p.m. (At Charlotte High), 3 p.m.


Saturday


GTEN -The Oaks Club
USTA $25,000 Pro Circuit
(At The Oaks Club, Osprey),
semifinals, 11 a.m.


BASE Baseball, SOFT Softball,TRK Track and field, BWL Boys weightliftling, GTEN Girls tennis, BTEN Boys tennis, FB Football


Please see SHORTS, 9A





WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2009

FALCONS from Page 8A


lead on a goal by Sean Renfroe.
Defensive midfielders Chase
Burchett and Michael Wasserman kept
Tallahassee out of the net the rest of the
match.
In the finals, the Falcons played
Miami Dade County's South Kendall,
the Region A champions.
Venice's defense, led by Michael
Houlihan, Kenny Graham, Brandon
Lam and Venice High's Javier Agudelo,
kept the Falcons in the game and South
Kendall from scoring.
Late in the first half, Nordstrom
broke free on a breakaway to put the


SUN NEWSPAPERS 9A


Falcons ahead 1-0.
With strong support from forward
Russell Re, midfielder Tyler Douglas
and Venice High defender Ed
Delahanty, Venice took control of the
pace of the championship game.
Renfroe stole the ball and scored off
a quick strike to give the Falcons a 2-0
lead.
Goalkeeper Diego Collazos Jr. got the
shutout for the Falcons.
"I truly believe the best team won.
Maybe not the best individual soccer
players South Kendall has incredible
talent but a team is a lot more than
just the sum of the skill of its individual
members," coach Salle said.


PHOTO PROVIDED BY LANCE BURCHETT
The Venice Falcons captured the Florida Youth Soccer Association President's Cup U18/19
boys state championship. Members of the team are, front row, from left, Ed Delahanty,
Tyler Douglas, Yoan Rosell, Diego Collazos Jr., Russell Re, Brandon Lam and Michael
Houlihan; back row, from left, assistant coach Ray Faroudi, Mark Faroudi, Sean Renfroe,
Chase Burchett, Kenny Graham, Andy Quijano, Michael Wasserman, Gus Nordstrom,
Javier Agudelo, head coach Fabrice Salle and manager Lance Burchett.


BRIEFS from Page 8A


women regardless of club affiliation 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, the cart fee is $10
while nonmembers pay $20 for cart
and green fee.
Each participant is entitled to a one-
year subscription to a magazine 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 ther-
mal lunch tote.
A closest to the pin 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.

Venice Vikings
registration April 25
The Venice Vikings football and
cheer will hold registration for the 2009
season from 9 a.m. to 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. to 1 p.m. and all
others from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Required forms are available for
download at www.leaguelineup.com/
venicevikings.
Any questions, call Donna Hewitt at
915-3341 or Kim Kot at 266-5339.

Venice Little League
golf tournament
Venice Little League will hold its
annual golf tournament on Saturday,
April 25, at Lake Venice Golf Club.
The four-person scramble event will
begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start.
Cost is $70 per player and includes
lunch, food and drinks on course.
Hole sponsorships are available.
To play, sponsor or volunteer, call
Charles Hines at 504-1714.

Tennis lessons
The Plantation Racquet Club is now
offering junior, adult-beginner and
adult-advanced tennis instructional
classes. Classes are available mornings,
afternoons and evenings. Cost is $63 for
six one-hour sessions. For more infor-
mation, call 493-0047.


SHORTS from Page 8A
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Flanagans 19, Rugs As Art 10 Jay & Dean Auto Repair 6
Affordable Tree Service 33, WGACATrainers 12 Yankee Carpentry 17,Teberi Dentistry 13
Tu Be Computer 17, Peluso Air 5 Critter Ridge Landscaping 17, Palmer Ranch Travel 3



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"I just get so psyched," Bills said said about watching his competitor.
about the bench. "I'm still going to states."
In the clean and jerk competition, "I'm only 5 pounds away from him
Bills, who placed 10th in state at 119 (Rohraff)," Bills said. "It's just a matter of
pounds last year, lifted 200 pounds but training harder on the clean and jerk."
the bar slipped out of his hands on his "He's got two weeks to get better and
next two attempts at 210 pounds. hopefully in two weeks he will be able
"I think it was too far in front of me," to do something," Peacock said.
Bills said about his misses in the clean Kresse lifted 230 pounds on his sec-
and jerk. "Maybe I could have pulled a ond attempt in the bench press then
little harder but I don't know. I kind of lifted 160 pounds in the clean and jerk
wasted my energy on the second lift so for a total of 390 pounds to grab second
that's probably why I couldn't get it the place behind Sarasota's Royce Wallace,
third time." who won with a total of 440 pounds.
So Bills waited. Kresse missed qualifying for states as
On his second attempt, Rohraff 225 the lowest total in his weight class was
pounds to give him a total of 455 435 pounds.
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GOLF RESULTS

MYAKKA PINES GOLF CLUB
Feb. 18
MGA All-Stars Team Quota Points:
Charley Burke, Roy Rossetti, Irv
Brott, Rich Sadlon; Mike Popin,
Casey Boczer, Andy Wright, George
Vogt +14.
New Englanders Team Quota
Points: Bill Lapen, Jim MacKay,
Paul Foster, Wally Brooks +5.
Feb. 19
9-Hole Ladies Club
Championship: Ann Hertzog 97,
Shirley Shook 99.
9-Hole Ladies Low Gross: A: Mona
Bergl 49, Dris Long, Muriel Smith
50 (tied); C: Kathy Machesky 56;
D: Carol Taphouse 75.
18-Hole Ladies 2 BB of 4: Pat
Terry, Pam Beadle, Janet Walsh
118.
Hole-In-One: Grace Shontz aced
the 106-yard, 2nd Hole (Blue) with
a Taylor-made burner. Witnesses
were Harry McFerren,Tom Milazzo,
Anna Forsthe, Don and Jean Judy.
Feb. 20
Men's Shootout Quota Points: Jim
Sherburne, Scott Cooper, Bob
White, Randy Fickin +15; Ed
Scarlett, Rich Kay, Dick Daley, Bob
McKenzie +12; Bob Banz, Ed
Florman, Bob Hale +12.
Feb. 23
Men's Day 2 BB of 4: Bill Rice,
Gaetan Racette, Roy Rossetti, Bob
White -24; Dallas Bergl, Dan White,
Nick Motlowitz, Andy Wright; Norm
Brown, Steve Martin, Keith
Kleinschrodt, George Almeder -23
(tied).
Feb. 25
All-Stars Team Quota Points: Dave
Filkins, Al DeLuca, Gene
Heissenbuttal, Paul Meredith +5;
Charlie Burke, Stan Grover, Rich
Sadlon, Bob Taphouse +4.
New Englanders Team Quota
Points: Lou Chiasson, Bill Allen,
Dick Moran, George Almeida +11.
Feb. 26
9-Hole Ladies Mystery Holes: A:
Dot Morrissey 38; B: Ellen Jeffers
40; C: Kathleen Machesky, Doreen
Drees 46 (tied); D: Grace Shontz
40.
18-Hole Ladies Par 4 Holes: A:
Barbara Spedalire 39, B: Pam
Rowe 38.5; C: Lees Ferguson 38.5;
D: Beverly Grover, Kathy Wallis 39.5
(tied); E: Jean Bruin,Tamara
Racette 42 (tied).
Feb. 27
Men's Shootout Quota Points:
Don Judy, Howard Cheer, Chuck
Spath, Jerry Morrissey +12; Jim
Sherbourne, Bob White, Randy
Ficks +11; Steve Martin, Scott
Cooper, John Dermastja +11.
Feb. 28
New Englanders: Ed Quinlan, Jim
Reid, Dick Machas, Tom Murphy +9;
Jack Bennett, Paul Foster, Bill Allen,
Jim Delwiche +2.
March 1
Men's & Ladies Club
Championship Low Gross, Low
Net: (36 Holes) Men's Champion-
Steve Arnold 152; Ladies
Champion-Diana Hull 173; Men's
1st Flight-Vito Pelosi 141; 2nd
Flight-Ken Wilson 142; Super
Senior A: Bill Bartlett 140; Super
Senior B: Dominick Gagliardi 140;
Ladies 1st Flight-Gail Verge 143;
2nd Flight-Diane Gagliardi, Janet
Walsh 145 (tied).
March 2
Men's Day 3 BB of 4: Mike Papin,


Sid Mason, Dick Crowell, Norm
Clark -15; Dick Daley, John Kieck,
John Dermastja, Andy Wright; Larry
Gall, Rudy Kludt, Roy Rossetti,
George Vogt -10 (tied).
March 4
All-Stars Team Quota Points:
Larry Wagner, Sam Colavita, Dick
Crowell, Paul Meredith +8; Casey
Boczar, Andy Wright, George
Almeder +3.
New Englanders Team Quota
Points: Bill Lappen, Jerry Casper,
Jim McKay, Bill Allen +17.
March 5
9-Hole Ladies Low Net: A: Anna
Salo 36; B: Muriel Smith 34; C:
Helen Love 32; D: Milly Taylor 37.
18-Hole Ladies Even Holes: A:
Jeanne Ryskamp 30, B: Linda
Jameson, Frankie Reynolds 28.5
(tied); C: Elaine Halverson 28.5; D:
Gail DaRos 28; E: Pauline Wilding
25.
March 7
New Englanders: Bob O'Brien,Jim
Reid, Bill Allen, Jerry Casper +12;
Lou Chiason, Harry MacPherson,
Andre Trydeau, Paul Foster +9.
March 8
Leprechaun Scramble 6-person
Step-Aside Scramble: Thad and
Sally Long, Jack and Pauline
Wilding, Al and Dot Crawford 52;
Ed and Diana Hull, Gordon and
Derek Dugnal, Harry and Nita
Batchelder 53.
March 9
MGATeam Low Net: Dallas Bergl,
Rudy Kludt, Bill Riley, Jack Drees -
15; John Stapleton, Ken Wilson,
John McCormick, John Snyder -10.
Individual Low Net-Dan Watson,
Bob Whitelaw 65 (tied), Dick
Crowell 67.
March 12
18-Hole Ladies Member-Guest
BB: Red & White-Marie Stevens,
Doris Kletke 59; White & Blue-
Kathy Huber, Judy Anton 54; Blue &
Red-Ruth Bennett, Denise Harvey
58.
9-Hole Ladies Even Holes: A: Dot
Morrissey 18; B: Muriel Smith 18;
C: Beth Camp 2; D: Donna Oliver,
Grace Shontz, Pat Toncola 22 (tied).
March 13
Men's Shootout Quota Points:
Kevin Chiocca, Dick Huber, Rich
Krepela +28; Dan White, Dave
Halverson, Ray Lamb, Larry Gall
+20; John Long, Jim Beadle, Ted
Kellogg, Bob Mattley +20.
March 14
New Englanders: Al Belcher, Jim
Delwiche, Jim Reid, Dick Moran
+20.
March 16
18-Hole Men Hot Dog Scramble:
Tom Banfield, Larry Wagner, Gaetan
Racette, John Dermastja 60; Les
Basso, Hager Blair, Dick Henry,
Rudy Kludt 62.
March 17
Hole-In-One: Sally Long aced the
117-yard, 8th Hole (White Course)
with a 3-wood. Witnesses were
Frankie Reynolds, Lois Rueger.
March 18
The Frank Perilli Scramble 4-per-
son Scramble Net, Gross: Bill
Barber, Bob Jameson, Dave Keith,
David Walsh 56; Paul Daly, Tom
Cole, Reid Redding, Jeff Ellingham
58; Steve Arnold, Lynn Arnold,Tom
Steinmeyer, John McEoll 63.
March 19
9-Hole Ladies Member-Guest 4-
person Scramble: Red Course-


Anna Salo, Norma Gannon, Dee
Lamb, Bev Martin 32; White
Course-Nita Batchelder, Sandy
Scribner, Sylvia Nascimbeni, Sue
Anderson 35.
18-Hole Ladies Ind. Quota Points:
A: Linda Jennett +6; B: Lees
Ferguson +10; C: Jan Huegan +9;
D: Marie Stevens +10; E: Ruth
Bennett +6.
March 20
Men's Shootout Quota Points: Ken
Wilson, John McCormick, John
Morris, Paul Meredith +21; Rudy
Kludt, Chuck Rickey, Don Terry +17;
Doug Chamberlain, Ernie Guilmain,
Gerry Roslants +15.

LAKE VENICE GOLF CLUB
Feb. 24
Independent League Team Quota
Points: Bob McNeil, Derek
Shuttlewood, Dave Kent +2; Gillies
Bertrand, Gene Paltrineri, Dave
Harris, Frank Wolcott -3; Jim Gately,
Wil Wetzel, Bud Campione, Joe
Gagnon -5. Blind Draw Quota
Points: Harris, Gateley +6; Jim
Varsel, Bob Drouin +5.
Feb. 25
Hole-In-One: Tony Manning aced
the 145-yard, 13th Hole with a 5-
iron.Witnesses were Jim Nestor,
Carl Rudio.
WGA 18-Holers Partner Points:
Del Wilson, Rita Satter 75; Vivian
Grant, Eileen Mahern 67; Nancy
Flinkstom, Jan LaFond 62; Shirley
Kovarik, Jackie Wheeler 59; Nan
Taylor, Joyce Bradner 58.
Bay Indies 9-Holers Tee to Green:
A: Sally Rudnitski 16, Gail Downey
18; B: Donna Dean 13, Andy
DeMello 16; C: Sandy Wolcott 18,
Dot Milne 19.
Ladies 9-Holers N.O.S.E.S.: A:
Louise Drouin 19, NancyTotten 19,
Dot Hackman; B: Dot DeJohn 19,
JoAnne Gentry 22, Sue West 23; C:
Anne Morris 19, Mary Roberts 25,
Pat Campbell 27.
Feb. 28
MGA 1,2,3 on 6,6,6: Don
Hummel, Bob Joyce, Gary Snyder,
Roger Bellehumeur 120; Ed Fleish,
Tony Moreira, Moe Marceau, Bob
Saladin 122; Bill Crozier, DickTitus,
Meckie Keys, Jim Marble 122.
March 2
Men's Quota Points: Frank
Barteaux, Jim Nestor, Don Nixon, Al
Rockey +5; Nick Blackwell, Bob
Copas, John Covert, Bim Wilder -5.
Individuals-Nestor +4, Barteaux +2.
March 3
Independent League 6,6,6 on
1,2,3: Jim Gately, Gene Paltrineri,
Mike Rafferty, Frank Wolcott 126;
Bob McNeil, Bob Drouin, Joe
Gagnon, Rene Albert 131; Hal
Bates, Gilles Bertrand, Wil Wetzel,
DougWilliams; Gerry Ertl, Ed
Handlin, Derek Shuttlewood, Pop
DeMello 133 (tied). Blind Draw
Quota Points: Jim Schneider,
Rafferty; Gagnon, Paltrineri +6
(tied).
Ladies 9-Holers Ind. Points: A:
Maria Lytton 18, Louise Drouin 15,
NancyTotten 14; B: Joan Noone
20, Carol Cerwinski 16, Jeanne
Crozier 13; C: Pat Campbell 14,
Joyce Davis 12, Annie Morris 12.
March 4
Bay Indies Ladies 9-Holers Even
Holes 1/2 Handicap: A: Gall
Downey 13, Ellen Gagnon 15; B:
Joan Moss 13, Joan Smith 14; C:
Dot Milne 12, Sandy Wolcott 18.


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DEATHS from Page 5A

Betsy C. Matuson
Betsy
Carol Sa-
dey Matu-
son, 55 of
Venice,
Fla., died
Wednes-
day April
8, 2009.
Betsy Matuson
was born
on Sept. 15, 1953, in
Abington, Pa., to Richard
F and Elizabeth A. (Mart-
in) Sadey and had been a
lifelong resident of Ven-
ice. She worked as a rent-
al administrator for Bird
Bay Realty and worked
for more than 20 years at
A Pet's Friend Animal
Hospital as a veterinary
technician. Betsy was an
animal lover and was
considered an "animal
angel" by all who knew
her. She will be missed so
much and would want


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you to celebrate her life
knowing that she is in a
better place.
She is survived by her
daughter, Amanda Forb-
es Masterjohn of Or-
lando, Fla.; sisters Jayne
Stickney of Venice, Fla.,
and Judy Roth of Port
Charlotte, Fla.; brother
Rick Sadey of Engle-
wood, Fla.
Services: A memorial
gathering will be held
from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wed-
nesday April 15, at Farley
Funeral Home, Venice
Chapel. Farley Funeral
Home, Venice, is han-
dling the arrangements.
To send condolences,
visit www.farleyfuneral-
home.com.
Contributions: In lieu of
flowers, make donations
to EARS Animal Rescue
Sanctuary, 145 W. Dear-
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Gondolier Sun Publisher Bob
Vedder, a guest in the audience,
said he thought the planning
process had been flawed from the
beginning because not all coaches
had been asked for their opinion
about what equipment to pur-
chase at the time it was being
ordered.
"The coaches may have been
asked during the early stages of
discussion in early 2003 or 2004,"
Vedder said later, but not when the
room was completed recently.
Vedder also pointed out that
outside physical fitness experts in


the area had not been asked for
suggestions on the types of equip-
ment needed to provide "for the
best development and experience
of athletes."
Millington and Sandburg said
the Wellness Center is a work in
progress. Sandburg said the coach-
es can tell him what they want.
"I am grateful for what we
have," Millington said. "The kids
are in a safe situation and more
kids than ever are participating
with this type of equipment. We
will be doing an ongoing evalua-
tion looking at ways to improve it."
She said there is some space
they once thought might be used


to the readers of The


Venice Gondolier Sun.


Remind them to fill


out the ballot and


include the category


for dance classes or for cheer-
leader practice that would be
available for more equipment, but
any requests for new equipment
would have to describe what need
is being met and the space
required. There is no guarantee
that a request would be approved,
but she said she is open to discus-
sion.

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LEGAL NOTICES


16 NOTICE OF ACTION

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE:
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE PROCEED-
INGS
To: All Persons or entities having or
claiming to have any right, title, or inter-
est in the following property:
$3,220.00 in U.S.
Currency,
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office seized
the described property on February 26,
2009, in Sarasota County, Florida. A
forfeiture complaint has been filed in the
Circuit Court, Twelfth Judicial Circuit,
in and for Sarasota County, Florida,
being case no. 2009-CA-6157-NC, for
the purpose of obtaining a final order of
forfeiture as to the above described prop-
erty upon producing due proof that same
was used in violation of Florida laws deal-
ing with contraband, pursuant to the Flori-
da Contraband Forfeiture Act, Sections
932.701-707, Florida Statutes.
Kurt A. Hoffman, Esquire General
Counsel
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office
Post Office Box 4115
Sarasota, Florida 34230-4115.
Telephone (941) 861-4058; 861-
5800
Venice Gondolier Sun
PUBLISH:
APRIL 15, 2009
APRIL 22, 2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE:
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE PROCEED-
INGS
To: All Persons or entities having or
claiming to have any right, title, or inter-
est in the following property:
One 2004 Toyota
VIN: 4T1BE32K54U335629
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office seized
the described property on February 18,
2009, in Sarasota County, Florida. A
forfeiture complaint has been filed in the
Circuit Court, Twelfth Judicial Circuit,
in and for Sarasota County, Florida,
being case no. 2009-CA-3790-NC, for
the purpose of obtaining a final order of
forfeiture as to the above described prop-
erty upon producing due proof that same
was used in violation of Florida laws deal-
ing with contraband, pursuant to the Flori-
da Contraband Forfeiture Act, Sections
932.701-707, Florida Statutes.
Kurt A. Hoffman, Esquire General
Counsel
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office
Post Office Box 4115
Sarasota, Florida 34230-4115.


16 NOTICE OF ACTION

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19 NOTICE OF AUCTION

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
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intent to sell these vehicles on
05/06/2009, 09:00 a.m. at 604
Tamiami Trail N, Nokomis, FL
34275-2137, pursuant to subsection
713.78 of the Florida Statutes. John-
son's Towing of Venice reserves the
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20 NOTICETO 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


20 NOTICE TO CREDITORS

FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
OD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is April 8, 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 dedent'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.


20 NOTICETO CREDITORS

The date of first publication is April 8,
2009.
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
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CARL MULLER,
Deceased.
File No. 2009-CP-004982-NC
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of CARL
MULLER, deceased, whose date of
death was February 6, 2009; File
Number 2009-CP-004982-NC, is
pending in the Circuit Court for SARASO-
TA 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, 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.
The date of first publication of this
notice is April 15, 2009.
Personal Representative:
ANJA A. MULLER, A/K/A ANJA A.
BLANKEN
3211 Meadow Run Dr.
Venice, FL 34293


20 NOTICETO CREDITORS

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 15, 22, 2009

30 NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Re: 1979 Mooney Aircraft M20K
Serial Number 25-0197 N231SA
Last Known Owner of Record:
Pilots of the Caribbean
722 Sarabay Rd.
Osprey, FL 34223-9515
c/o John Early
P. O. Box 803
Osprey, FL 34229
Lienholder of Record:
None Known
Lien Claimant:
Florida Flight Training Center, Inc.
160 Airport Ave. East
Venice, FL 34285
Amount Due: $2,613.00
Take Notice that on Monday, May 3,
2009 commencing at 1:00 p.m. the
above referenced aircraft will be sold at
public auction to the highest bidder for
cash pursuant to Section 713.585 Flori-
da Statutes at the North Door of the build-
ing located at 160 Airport Ave. East,
Venice Florida, for the purpose of satis-
fying the outstanding balance due to
Florida Flight Training Center, Inc. for
maintenance, repair and storage of said
aircraft. Any person claiming an interest
in or lien on said vehicle has a right to a
hearing at any time prior to the scheduled
date of sale by filing a demand for hear-
ing with the Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Sarasota County, Florida and mailing
copies of the demand for hearing to all
other owners and lienors as reflected on
the notice. The owner of said vehicle has
the right to recover possession of said
vehicle without instituting judicial pro-
ceedings by posting bond in accordance
with the provisions of Section 559.917,
Florida Statutes. Any proceeds from the
sale of the vehicle remaining after pay-
ment of the amount claimed to be due
and owing to Florida Flight Training Cen-
ter, Inc. will be deposited with the Clerk of
the Circuit Court of Sarasota County,
Florida for disposition upon Court order
pursuant to subsection (8) of Section
713.585, Florida Statutes.
PUBLISH: April 15, 2009
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
undersigned intends to sell the per-
sonal property described below to
enforce a lien imposed on said proper-
ty under the The Florida Self Storage
Facility Act Statutes (Section 83.801-


30 NOTICE OF SALE

83.809).
The undersigned will sell at public sale
by competitive bidding on Wednes-
day, April 29, 2009 at 7:00PM at
Sarasota Auction, 625 Tamiami Tr N,
Nokomis, FL the property that has
been stored at Park Isles Storage,
641 Tamiami Tr N, Nokomis, Sara-
sota County, of Florida the follow-
ing:


Name
Tom
Woodcock
Terri
McKernan
Bob Logan
Tim Cook


Unit/Contents
BN39
HHG
CN41, CN49
HHG
B33 HHG
A12 HHG


Overdue storage fees will be accept-
ed until 4/24/09. All purchased
items are sold as is, where is, and
must be removed at the time of the
sale. Sale is subject to cancellaltion
in the event of settlement between
owner and obligated party.
Dated this 6th Day of April 2009.
PUBLISH: April 15, 22, 2009

38 OTHER NOTICES

STATE OF WISCONSIN
CIRCUIT COURT
ST. CROIX COUNTY
Case No. 09 SC 307
Defendant:
Rhonda R. Casey
1137 Queen Rd.
Venice, FL 34293
PUBLISHED NOTICE
You are being sued by WESTconsin
Credit Union n Small Claims Court. A
hearing will be held at the St. Croix
County Govt. Center, 1101
Carmichael Rd., Hudson, WI 54016 on
April 28, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. or
thereafter.
If yo do not appear, a judgment may
be given to the person suing you. A
copy of the claim has been mailed to
you at the address above.
WESTconsin Credit Union
444 S Broadway
PO Box 160
Menomonie, WI 54751
PUBLISHED: APRIL 15, 2009


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SIZE from Page 1A

er than a pinkie finger-
nail. But beaches aren't
the only places you can
find them. Angelo Can-
cel, for example, found a
2-inch megalodon tooth
miles from the water at a
job site.
"I was surprised," he
said Friday, as he looked
at dive gear with a friend.
"You'd think you'd find a
big shark tooth like that
at the beach."
Divers often find shark
teeth in 20 feet of water
off Venice in an area
called "The Boneyard,"
which is adjacent to an-
other area called "The


DRAW from Page 1A


park when they were pretty
desperate."
The county hopes to create
a 2,000-meter race course by
dredging the lake and to build
a boathouse in a project esti-
mated to cost about $5 million.
Dry run
Little Sarasota and Black-
burn bays in Osprey were
enough to attract the Cana-
dian Women's National Row-
ing Team here at Christmas-
time, when a warm weather
practice area beckoned.
Canadian coach Al Morrow


Riverbed."
It's thought to be the
site of a prehistoric river-
bed, and fossil hunters
from around the world
converge there to look for
woolly mammoth mol-
ars, horse teeth and the
inner ears of whales,
McClintock said.
When storms churn
the Gulf floor, they some-
times loosen up sedi-
ment, occasionally free-
ing treasures that have
been encased in clay for
millions of years.
"Ray's tooth was prob-
ably buried, keeping the
serrations intact," Mc-
Clintock said.
When it comes to size,


McClintock has seen big-
ger shark teeth.
The largest mega-
lodon tooth on record is
7.25 inches, Ortiz said.
Seven-inch teeth are ex-
tremely rare for this area,
however. Six-inch teeth
are found occasionally.
More common are 3-
inch and 4-inch teeth.
"You'd rather have a 3-
inch tooth with no chips
and perfect serration
than a 5-inch tooth with
a chip out of it," Mc-
Clintock said.
Shark teeth in the con-
dition of Ortiz's can fetch
$700 or more.
dsanchez@
sun-herald.com


praised the surroundings.
"The bays are ideal for prac-
tice runs," he said in De-
cember. "Air travel connec-
tions were great for us, and the
weather was marvelous at
least 45 degrees higher than in
Toronto perfect for us."
Ten college rowing teams
from Florida and Georgia
competed on the Benderson
Park course April 11-12.
"It was more a dry run that
will help us get ready for the
high school event," Puckett
said. "But without the crowds.
Intercollegiate rowing teams


SHARKS TOOTH FESTIVAL
The annual Venice Sharks Tooth Festival runs April 17-19 at the Venice
Municipal Airport Festival Grounds. Admission is $3 per person. Children 12
and younger are admitted free. Pets are not allowed. Proceeds benefit Special
Olympics of Florida, Sarasota County chapter.


SOLAR from Page 1A


find a hybrid solution," she said of a possi-
ble public/private initiative.
Dell Jones, vice president of renewable
project development for Regenesis Power
LLC, attended Tuesday's meeting and said
the RFQ was a "saving grace." Fort Myers-
based Regenesis and the city of Lakeland
are working on a public/private partner-
ship that might appeal to Sarasota County.
"My sense is that the commissioners


don't have a big fan base."
Puckett has been working
with the county parks and
recreation department and the
Sarasota Scullers, an Osprey
rowing club, to get the two
events to come here. Several
months ago the visitors bur-
eau, Sarasota YMCA and the
county Economic Develop-
ment Corporation joined forc-
es to persuade the U.S. Master
Swimmers organization to
relocate its headquarters here.
The move will take place this
summer.
One of the largest national


soccer groups, the U.S. Soccer
Federation, has been touring
sites in the county that can
accommodate several soccer
fields and a training facility,
according to Puckett. It has
scheduled a tournament here
next month that will involve
125 teams.
"Our area is getting to be
known as an attractive place
for regional and national
sports groups," Puckett said.
In the 11 months ending in
September, 28 events over 105
days have been scheduled, he
said. They are expected to


thought the proposal was to establish a
new enterprise," Jones said. He said
Regenesis is working with Lakeland so
that no new utility would be created; the
program would coincide with the water
utility that Lakeland owns.
As for Sarasota County's RFQ: "We'll
come back with ideas about how it will
work," Jones said.
csakowitz@sun-herald.com


bring 8,284 visitors who will
rent 6,470 rooms, the visitors
bureau estimated.
Spending in excess of $6
million is anticipated by the
bureau in that period. Grants
to the organizations that will
bring in the groups totaled
$61,500. They were underwrit-
ten by the bureau.
"It's like the Olympic
Games," Puckett said. "The
range of sports is immense -
beach volleyball, soccer, swim-
ming, baseball, cricket, junior
golf, fishing, gymnastics, run-
ning and so many others."


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Notice is hereby given that LAWRENCE LEVICK
FAM TRUST, the holder of the certificate listed
below, has filed said certificate for a tax deed to
be issued. The certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the property, and the
names in which the property is assessed are as
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Year of Issuance: 2006
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kcool@venicegondolier.com
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CLUB MEETINGS, CONCERTS AND MORE 3B


KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP 8B


VENICE OLD TIMERS ANNUAL PICNIC 12B


Venetians find C.U.R.E.
BY KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR


What's old for someone is new for someone else.
That is the basic premise behind Project C.U.R.E. (Commission on Urgent Relief and
Equipment) a relatively young organization that has a strong arm in Venice.
Headquartered in Denver, Colo., it was founded there in 1987 by Dr. James W. Jackson, who real-
ized that there were many places where older cast-off medical supplies and equipment would be a
godsend. There were hospitals with just five actual hospital beds and 300 patients, Jackson's son,
Dr. Douglas Jackson said. The father said this was a situation they could change.
One day someone gave the senior Jackson $50,000 in medical supplies, which he stored in his
garage.
Life in the Jackson family was about to change.
"My dad was a real estate developer and I went to fourth grade in a Bentley," the son said at a
recent luncheon/fundraiser for the Venice branch of C.U.R.E. 'After I finished college, my father
said, 'Boys, we started a foundation and put all the money in it so go get your own."
C.U.R.E. was the beneficiary. Today it is the largest donor of surplus medical goods in the
world, according to Judy Kraut, who organized a satellite branch of C.U.R.E. in Venice.
The Venice division fills a Walmart tractor-trailer with medical supplies for shipment to the
C.U.R.E. distribution center in Nashville, Tenn., every three months. Dan Houston of the
Walmart store in Osprey helps coordinate the quarterly deliveries.
Kraut was inspired several years ago when she learned that there were Presbyterian mission-
aries who needed some medical equipment.


"I had a blood pressure cuff," she said.
Kraut's husband, Bill, a physician, and several other friends in and out of the medical field
had other items, and soon Venice was part of C.U.R.E.
The group raised $13,000 at the recent luncheon, money that will help pay to store and deliv-
er used or out-of-date, but still useful, medical equipment and supplies around the
world to people in need.
"Our biggest competition is the trash dump," said Rob Wildemuth ofVenice
Regional Medial Center. "Surplus covers items no longer being used in any of our
57 hospitals. Out-of-date items are not preferred by our physicians but still can be
used."
Also still useful is non-digital equipment, he said.
When an angiographic catheterization lab in Colorado switched from analog to
digital, it donated the old lab to C.U.R.E. The lab paid $1.2 million four years earlier
for the equipment, Douglas Jackson said.
In countries where hospital beds are propped up with bricks to keep them some-
what level, most any type of medical equipment is needed.
Douglas Jackson said that when hospitals in this country negotiate contracts for
updated or replacement items, they generally replace all of the items. Digital equip-
ment replaces non-digital equipment, yet the non-digital equipment is still useful.
The sellers do not want the old items in trade.
"In Ecuador they reuse suture," Jackson said. "They cut the knot off, dip the suture
in alcohol and reuse it."
At Banner Health Center in Phoenix, Ariz., Jackson said nurses are taught to har-
vest excess unused items like basins, trays, ear syringes and other items. These items
will be marked "non-sterile" but can be used for some procedures. The same is true
for gloves that "are just to protect the doctor, not the patient," Jackson said.
A manufacturer donated 1.6 million needles and syringes when it changed the
break-off point and the company decided not to sell the old style, he said.
"Seventy percent of everyone in a hospital bed in Africa is HIV-positive," Jackson
said.
"You can walk down the street and almost pick them out," Kraut said.
Please see CURE, 2B


SUN PHOTOS BY KIM COOL
Top, Dr. Douglas Jackson, left, president of C.U.R.E.,
with Dan Houston of Walmart in Osprey, which sup-
plies a semitrailer to carry medical goods to
C.U.R.E.'s Nashville warehouse facility.


Bottom left, Judy and Dr. William Kraut of
Venice have spearheaded the founding
and growth of the Venice chapter of
C.U.R.E.


PHOTOS COURTESY OF JUDY KRAUT
Right center, pallets full of equipment are
loaded on the Walmart truck.
Bottom right center, an electronic baby
scale, patient table and other medical
items are prepared for loading onto a
Walmart truck for delivery to
C.U.R.E.'s Nashville, Tenn., ware-
house.
Bottom, pallets full of medical
supplies prior to being loaded
onto a truck for the warehouse in
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Needs are great all
over the world. C.U.R.E.
supplies the Red Cross,
Rotary International and
Presbyterian hospitals
throughout the world
with medical equipment
and supplies.
"In some places, even
if you have money, you
cannot get the stuff you
need," Jackson said.
"They would rather have
the stuff than the
money."
An Iraqi citizen living
in Nashville raises
money and assists with
customs in Iraq, Jackson
said. In Israel, C.U.R.E.
has become one of the
largest suppliers of
durable medical goods
because the Israeli med-
ical system is almost
bankrupt. Russians and
Ethiopians came there
and they all were sick, he
said. That strained the
facilities and the budget.
One wealthy Israeli
got a prescription and
purchased a nebulizer
for his son who was sick.
Now he loans it to neigh-
bors, Jackson said. The
same man, whose father
lives in the United States,
asked for a $100,000 loan
to purchase supplies. His
father asked him to
name his project after
his grandmother Sarah,
who died at Auschwitz
during World War II.
Today, YatSarah has
assisted one of every two
people in Israel.
C.U.R.E. is about to
send six containers filled
with supplies to Gaza.
Every country is dif-
ferent, Jackson said.
Sometimes, needs can-
not be met because of
laws intended to help
the sick.
In Peru it is against
the law to use used med-
ical equipment and
expired medical items.
"I went to see the
Peruvian ambassador,"
Jackson said. "The
ambassador said it was a
stupid law but until it is
changed even the
ambassador's doctor
cannot send used items."
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B-24 Liberator crew saved by Yugoslavian

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death than anything in
my life.
"We were flying at
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WEDNESDAY
APRIL 15, 2009


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15
Medicare workshop
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Where: Women's Resource
Center, 701 Center Road,
Venice
Notes: Learn from Laura Kitay,
seniors specialist, about how
Medicare is structured and
about the Part D prescription
drug program before making
any decisions.
Cost: $5 members; $8 non-
members
Call: 485-9724
Link: www.thewomens
resourcecenter.org
Food giveaway
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Where: Laurel Civic Associ-
ation, 509 Collins Road, Laurel
Notes: free USDA commodi-
ties for eligible Sarasota
County residents
Call: 483-3338
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
Venice Aviation
Society meets
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Venice City Hall, 401 W
Venice Ave., Venice
Notes: Venice Mayor Ed Martin
will speak. The public is wel-
come.
Call: 716-5704
Sarasota Bay
Republican Club
Time: noon
Where: Mattison's 41, 7275
South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
Notes: Sarasota County
Administrator Jim Ley will
speak on the topic Issues
Facing Sarasota County in
2009.
Cost: $22
Call: 923-9331
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, LiteracyVolunteers of
America, members of Florida
Extension Services and a local


home schooling unit.
Call: 861-1340
Link: www.sclibs.net
Economic summit
Time: 6 p.m.
Where: Jacaranda Library,
4143 Woodmere Park Blvd.,
Venice
Notes: Two short videos will be
shown: "Take Your Money
Back" and "Dollars and Sense."
Call: 408-0013
Venice Tea Party
Time: noon
Where: Gazebo in Centennial
Park, downtown Venice
Notes: Freedom Works mem-
bers are putting on this event
to take a stand for reduced
taxes and smaller government.
Call: Patricia Rule, 488-4345
Link www.freedomworks.org
Train depot tours
Time: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Where: Historic Venice 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.
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
North U.S. 41 Bypass, 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. Mondays,
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
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

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 for a 1-
mile walk
Call: 861-5000
Marines meet
Time: 11:45 a.m.
Where: Family Table
Restaurant, 14132 South
Tamiami Trail, North Port
Notes: SWF Chapter 1st
Marine Division; all Marines
and guests welcome.
Call: 697-1870, Red French
Link: www.veniceaviation
society.com


THURSDAY, APRIL 16
Money management
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Where: Women's Resource
Center, 701 Center Road,
Venice
Notes: Sandee Rains, financial
adviser, shares tips for taking
control of your money.
Cost: $5 members; $8 non-
members
Call: 485-9724
Link: www.thewomens
resourcecenter.org
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.
'Smile, a beauty
pageant musical at
Players Theatre
Time: Call for times
Where: 838 North Tamiami
Trail, Sarasota
Notes: This is the satirical story
of life, loyalty and taking the
crown in a beauty pageant; it is
set in the 1980s in California.
Cost: $23 adult; $12 student
Call: 365-2494

Navy League luncheon
Time: noon
Where: Plantation Golf &
Country Club, 500 Rockley
Blvd., Venice
Notes: Norwegian Brig. Gen.
Arne Skjaerpe is scheduled to
speak. The Theodore Roosevelt
medal will be awarded to
Outstanding Junior Cadets
from Venice High School


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SATURDAY, APRIL 18
Elvis and Tom Jones
tribute artists perform
Time: 7 p.m.
Where:Venice Community
Center, 326 S. Nokomis Ave.,
Venice
Notes: Dwight Icenhower will
perform as Elvis Presley; Irv
Cass will perform as Tom
Jones in the show Elvis Meets
Tom Together Again.
Cost: $15-$25 per ticket
Call: 861-5000


SUNDAY, APRIL 19
Earth Day concert
Time: 10:15 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Oscar Scherer State
Park, U.S. 41, Nokomis
Notes: Various entertainers
will perform, featuring
acoustic guitar, singing, flute
and more.


Cost: Park entry fee
E-mail: diana.stinson@
dep.state.fl.us
Wesley John
Schumacher
retirement party
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Where: Jacaranda Trace, 3600
William Penn Way, Venice
Notes: The party is free and
open to the public for those
who want to wish Wesley John
Schumacher, Venice
Symphony conductor, well in
his retirement.
Call: 408-2000


TUESDAYS, APRIL 21 and
28, and WEDNESDAYS,
APRIL 22 and 29
Historic photo exhibit
Dates: April 21, 22, 28 and 29
Time: 5-7 p.m.


Where: Historic Triangle Inn,
351 S. Nassau St., Venice
Notes: Special evening hours
are set for the public to view
the historical photographs of
Venice under construction in
1926. The exhibit is Opening
Day Feb. 27,1926: A photo-
graphic exhibit by Grover
Koons.
Call: 486-2626
Link: www.venicegov.com



FRIDAY, APRIL 24, and
SATURDAY, APRIL 25
Relay for Life
Time: 6 p.m-11
a.m.
Where: Laurel
Nokomis
School, 1900
East Laurel
Road, Noko-
mis
Call: Connie


DeMarco, 228-7551
Link: www.relayforlife.org


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29
Venice Performing
Arts Series opens


RSVP: April 29
Date: May 2
Time: 7 p.m.
Where:
Unitarian
Universalist


Congregation
of Venice, 1971 Pinebrook
Road, Venice
Notes: Suela Piciri, violinist
from Albania, will be featured
artist; soprano Deborah
Berioli, artistic director, and
pianist-composer Thomas
Carlo Bo, ofVenice, will per-
form in the concert Spring.
Tickets may be purchased
online.
Cost: $20
Call: 284-5972


FRIDAY, MAY 1
Car-fit volunteers needed
RSVP:April24
Where: Venice Health Care
Park, 1200 Jacaranda Blvd.,
Venice
Notes: Volunteers are needed
to conduct Car-fit events for
the public. This free program
will help drivers understand
and use the safety features of
their cars. Volunteers will train
on May 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at
Venice Regional Medical Cen-
ter auditorium. Lunch will be
provided. To volunteer, call
Pam Johnson, Venice public
information officer, or sign up
online.
Call: 486-2626, ext. 24005
Link: www.car-fit.org

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


JROTC. Scholarships will be
awarded.
Cost: $17
Call: Al Burda, 493-9376
Occupational Therapy
Assistant Club
open house
Time: 5:30-7 p.m.
Where: Manatee Community
College, 5840 W 26th St., Bra-
denton
Notes: MCC's Occupational
Therapy Assistant Club will
host an open house to show-
case the facility and the career
field. Refreshments will be
served and drawings held for
prizes, including a partial
tuition waiver for the OTA pro-
gram.
Call: 408-1300
Link: www.mccfl.edu
NARFE meeting
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Pelican Pointe Golf &
Country Club, 499 Derbyshire
Drive, Venice
Notes: Guest speaker for the
National Active and Retired
Federal Employees Venice/
Englewood chapter will be
GregVine of Venice Area
Beautification.
Cost: $15
Call: 486-1253 or 496-7694
Artists' series
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Where: Collectors' Gallery &
Framery, 114 S. Nokomis Ave.,
Venice
Notes: Catherine Beausoleil,
ceramic art and silk paintings,
and Linda Thompson, realistic
wildlife paintings, are guest
artists. There will be a discus-
sion, wine and tapas. Mote
Marine's education program
for children will benefit from
sales.
Call: 488-3029
Link: www.collectorsgallery
andframery.com
Dance with
Harmony Band
Time: 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Where: Venice Community
Center, 326 S. Nokomis Ave.,
Venice
Notes: BYOB. Make reserva-
tions for six or more.
Cost: $5 at the door
Call: 567-6723
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.
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

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Decorative painting
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Where: Woodmere Park, 3951 Woodmere Park Blvd.,
Venice
Notes: Drop-ins welcome. Learn decorative painting
with acrylics.
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
DiscoveryWay, 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
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 S. Nokomis Ave.,
Venice
Call: 227-4335
Venice-Nokomis Rotary Club
Time: noon-i p.m.
Where: Grace United Methodist Church, 400 E. Field
Ave., Venice
Call: 493-0390
Link: www.venicenokomisrotary.org
Aerobic Walking Club
Time: 5:45-7 p.m.
Where: T. Mabry Carlton Reserve, 1800 Mabry
Carlton Parkway, Venice
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Carlton Reserve. Ranger leads. Meet at the pavilion.
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Time: 9:30 a.m.
Where: Venice Presbyterian Church, 111 E. Firenze
Ave., Venice
Notes: Mothers of preschoolers meet.
Call: 726-3804
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
Sailfish veterans meet
Time: noon
Where: Venice American Legion, 1770 E. Venice Ave.,
Venice
Call: Jack McAllister, 493-7488
Guys and Gals card party
Time: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis Elks Lodge, 1021 Discovery
Way, Nokomis
Cost: $5
Call: 497-1924



FRIDAY, APRIL 17
Moments 2 Remember 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
Suncoast Chorale Spring Concert
Time: 7:30-9 p.m.
Where: Venice Presbyterian Church, 111 E. Firenze
Ave., Venice
Notes: Classical music will be performed, including
Brahms folk songs and Aaron Copland's "The
Promise of Living."
Cost: $15
Call: (888) 326-8430
Link www.suncoastchorale.org
Train depot tours
Time: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays,
Fridays
Where: Historic Venice 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.
Employment success class
Time: 10:30 a.m.-noon
Where: Women's Resource Center, 701 Center Road,
Venice
Cost: $5 members; $8 nonmembers
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
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
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


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Call: 861-1270
Club food
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 E. 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
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American Pen Women
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uating seniors from area
high schools with mone-
tary awards and ribbons
for excellence in art, mu-
sic and letters. The win-
ners presented their work
at the organization's An-
nual Incentive Awards
Luncheon at Laurel Oaks
Country Club on March 18.
Teachers from Pine
View, Venice High and
other high schools were
recognized for their in-
spired direction and sup-
port of art, letters and


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jump, we broke out of the
clouds. Right below us
was a town and a snow-
covered field where we
could land our B-24.
"I was so happy I al-
most cried. We circled the
field and all but the pilot
and co-pilot got into our
ditching position. With
only two engines he set
the bomber down as soft
as silk.
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music programs.
Art chair Betty Altman
and Barbara Jendrysik
presented the art awards.
Receiving first place was
Riverview High School
student America Estrada.
Amberose Courville, of
VHS, took second place,
and Tess Olson, Pine
View School, took third.
Winning the Judges
Award was Nichole Tim-
oney of VHS. Recipients
of merit awards for art
were Chris Leverett, Aud-
riana Vandenoever, Kris-
ten Seger, Rebekka Schenk,
Hallee McGraw, Drew Wil-
son and Emma Mcilwain.
Chair for the letters
category was Amy Elder,
who presented Pine View
senior Erin Connelly with


commander. Every night
they had a big party for
us and we were treated
like kings."
Eventually the airmen
were taken by train to
Bucharest, Romania, and
stayed in the American
mission until arrange-
ments could be made to
fly them back to their
base in Italy.
"The ironic part of our
misadventure is that we
were gone for 28 days. If
we had been away two
more days we would
have been eligible to go
home. As it was we went


a first-place award. Merit
award winners in letters
were Cynthia Wilkins,
Eric Hamlet and Morgan
Finkelstein.
Dr. Alice Moerk, awards
and music chair, present-
ed Pine View senior Dan-
iel Curham with a first-
place music award.
Founded in 1897,
NLAPW is an organiza-
tion of artists, musicians,
writers, poets and novel-
ists. Writing and poetry
contests, art exhibitions
(juried and judged), and
music composition com-
petitions are held at local,
state and national levels.
For information, visit
www.nlapwsarasota.com,
or call Dr. Sylvia Price at
778-3209.


back to base and flew
another 16 combat mis-
sions."
Sitting at his dining
room table remembering
the war, Hooks said, "I'm
Catholic, and I held a
Miraculous Medal in my
hand under my glove on
every mission. I'm sure
that medal kept us safe."

Ifyou have a war story
or a friend or neighbor
has one, e-mail Don
Moore at donmoore39@
gmail.com or call 426-
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FROM SARASOTA
COUNTY PUBLIC
SCHOOLS

Booker High School
and Booker Middle
School, which host the
Visual & Performing Arts
magnet programs of
Sarasota County
Schools, are auditioning
students with an interest
and talent in the arts.
Auditions for students
who wish to try out for
either program for the
2009-2010 school year,
as well as tours of the
VPA facilities, may be
scheduled by calling the
appropriate school.
The VPA programs at
both schools provide
highly specialized and
intensive training for
students in the visual
and performing arts
areas of dance, music,
TV and media arts, the-
ater and the visual arts,
with additional creative
writing and graphic
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Booker High School and
Booker Middle School train
students in the visual and
performing arts.

throughout Sarasota
County. Qualified appli-
cants may be accepted
from other counties on a
space-available basis
and with approval from
the sending district. Bus


transportation is provid-
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County.
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submit a copy of their
most recent report card,
demonstrating a 2.0 GPA
or higher, and two letters
of recommendation: one
from an arts-specific
teacher and one from a
general education
teacher. Other qualifica-
tions are based on the
specific arts area the stu-
dent wishes to pursue.
More information
about the programs,
audition requirements
and upcoming perfor-
mances are available at
www.BookerVPA.com
(Booker High) and
www.BookerMiddleScho
ol.org (Booker Middle)
or by calling Colleen
Glenney, VPA coordina-
tor, at 355-2967 (Booker
High) or 359-5824
(Booker Middle).
Booker High School is
at 3201 N. Orange Ave.;
Booker Middle School is
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Stroke screenings
Life Line Screening is
offering preventive
stroke screenings begin-
ning at 9 a.m. on Friday,
April 17, atVenice
Gardens Civic
Association, 406
Shamrock Blvd.
Preregistration is
required. To make an
appointment or get
more information, call
(800) 324-1851.
Hearing Loss
Association to meet
The Hearing Loss
Association of Sarasota
meets 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 22, in
the auditorium of the
Selby Public Library,
1333 First St., Sarasota.
Call 484-5461.
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.
Celiac group
Celiac Support Group of
Sarasota-Manatee meets
1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday,
April 18, atWaldemere
Medical Plaza, Papaya
Room, 1921 Waldemere
St., Sarasota. Free; the
public is welcome. Call
922-1205 or visit sarasota
manateeceliacs.com.
Blood pressure
Free blood pressure
clinics, 9-11 a.m., third
Tuesday of the month
(April 21), Sterling
House ofVenice, 1200
Avenida del Circo. Call
485-8885.


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Family support
Family Support Group,
6:30-7:30 p.m., fourth
Wednesday of the
month (April 22), South
County Resource Center,
7810 Tamiami Trail. Free.
Contact Wendy
Hernandez at 539-8957
or whernandez@
jfcs-cares.org.
Stroke support
Stroke Support Group,
11:30 a.m., fourth
Wednesday of the
month (April 22),
Englewood Community
Hospital Rehab Center
in the YMCA across
from the hospital, 701
Medical Blvd. RSVP to
475-3558.
Recovery support
Relapse Prevention and
Recovery Support
group, 6 p.m., fourth
Thursday of the month
(April 23), Home Detox
Inc. at 530 South U.S.
41 Bypass, Unit 12B, in
Brickyard Plaza. Led by
Sharon R. Mays-


Tremain. Call 412-3869
or visit homedetoxinc.
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Bereavement group
The Bereavement
Support Group meets
3-4 p.m., the second
and fourth Thursdays
of the month in the
Administrative
Conference Room at
Englewood Community
Hospital, 700 Medical
Blvd. Call 697-0783.
Ostomy
support group
The next meeting of the
Venice Ostomy Support
Group will be 1:30-3:30
p.m. Wednesday, April
15, in the Venice
HealthPark, Suite 1283.
For more information,
call 484-0607.
PAST
Parents of Addicts
Sharing Time is a sup-
port and advocacy
group that meets at 7
p.m. the second and
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Public Library, 4143
Woodmere Park Blvd.
Call Maria Ludlam at
492-3424 or e-mail
past.venice.fl@gmail.
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Medicare help
Associated Medicare
Patients Inc., an inde-
pendent, nonprofit
corporation of volun-
teers, helps those on
Medicare navigate the
cumbersome health
insurance system. AMP
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Sarasota, Englewood
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a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays
and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesdays. AMP is
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Friendship Centers,
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Venice. AMP is always
looking to train new
counselors. For more
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Co-Dependents
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Co-Dependents
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ings 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
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group for families who
have someone with drug
addiction, 7-8 p.m., St.
Mark's Church, 513
Nassau St. S., in Venice
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not the addict. The pro-
gram 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.
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DigiGirPz teaches about


Event exposes girls to high-tech jobs
and the women who have made careers
at them.


FROM GIRLS INC.


Girls Inc. of Sarasota
County recently spent
the day at the Microsoft
offices in Tampa at Mi-
crosoft DigiGirlz, a day-
long event for girls to
learn about technology
careers.
Girls Inc. was the only
group invited from out-
side Hillsborough Coun-
ty Public Schools. The 13


1 Ith-graders from Venice
High School spent the
day focused on business
and technology and the
variety of careers in these
fields.
The girls learned
about servers, program-
ming robots and how to
become a professional
blogger. They talked with
Microsoft women execu-
tives about interactive
technology experiences


careers


in programming and
Web design, career plan-
ning discussions, and
learned about Microsoft
and the technology
field.
Female technology
executives from Ray-
mond James Financial
and Hillsborough Coun-
ty shared their connec-
tions with Microsoft and
related career opportuni-
ties.
While at Microsoft,
the girls learned about
vital business and pro-
fessional skills, such as
first impressions and in-
terviewing skills, and the


advantages of a sales
career in the technology
field.
Pulitzer Prize nomi-
nee and best-selling au-
thor Fawn Germer in-
spired the girls to not let
other people be an ob-
stacle to achieving their
careers.
Girls Inc. of Sarasota
County is a local affiliate
of a national nonprofit
youth organization dedi-
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For more information,
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Two books, two topics available online


BY KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR


Two Venice area writers, both
former educators, have new
books on the shelves both ben-
efiting children but in different
ways.
The first, "More Me and Caleb
Again," continues the Caleb series
begun by Franklyn E. Meyer near-
ly 40 years ago. Caleb goes to
Harleyville Elementary School
with his brother, has a dog named
Petunia and a sister at Queenston
High School. But the story is all
about the troubles the boys can
find at their tiny small-town ele-
mentary school.
Despite the years, some things
never change. That is the charm
of "Me and Caleb," which young
people should find amusing,
while also being inspired to ask
their parents if school really was
like that way back when.


"More Me and
Caleb Again," by
Franklyn E. Mey-
er, Hester Pub-
lishing, 191 pages,
ISBN-13: 978-0-
9789388-2-6, pub-
lished November
2008, Hardcover,
$16.95, Illustrated, COURTESY PHOTO
for 8 and older.
The second, "For Parents Only,"
by Richard
Michael Holmes,
was written to
benefit children


by educating their
parents about
how to get the
most out of the
educational sys-
tem, whether
public or private. COURTESY PHOT
Schools are far
different places today than when
even the youngest parents were


there. Subjects change annually
and the way those subjects are
taught is changed almost as often
as technology advances and the
world shrinks.
Holmes' view is that the best
thing one can do for one's chil-
dren is to become involved in the
educational process and to stay
involved right up until graduation
day.
Only then, can you be reason-
ably sure that your child has
received the best education possi-
bly for the era and circumstances.
Holmes is a longtime educator
and has been a guest columnist in
the Venice Gondolier Sun.
"For Parents Only: Straight Talk
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School," by Richard Michael
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pages, ISBN-13: 9781606721179,
June 2008, paperback, $16.95.
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Kindergarten Roundup
Garden Elementary School will host its annual
Kindergarten Roundup for all new kindergarten stu-
dents and their parents on Thursday, April 16, at 6
p.m. in the school cafeteria.
Registration materials will be available. Parents
will be given an overview of the school and its pro-
grams.
Prom dresses needed
If anyone wants to donate evening gowns to the
Venice High Prom Boutique, you may drop it off at
Venetian Cleaners, 439 Tamiami Trail South, Venice.
For more information, call 234-6345.
Tutoring volunteers needed
Senior volunteers, 60 years and older, are needed
for tutoring in HeadStart centers in Sarasota County.
A stipend and mileage reimbursement is provided
for those who qualify. Other perks are offered.
For more information, call the Foster Grandparent
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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 exercise, child develop-
ment and group dynamics into a 50-minute exer-
cise experience. Connect with friends while losing
that extra baby fat.
Call: 861-5000
Sign Friends
Sign Friends, for people who use sign language,
meets at H.I.P office, 25250 Sandhill Blvd., Port
Charlotte, 1-3:30 p.m. every Wednesday.
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 support 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 provided for loved ones dur-
ing the session. Registration required. Call Pamela at
366-2224.
Couples Helping Couples
An anonymous 12-step program for all couples
looking to improve their relationships, 7:30-9 p.m.
Fridays at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2705 North
Tamiami Trail, Nokomis. Twelve-step experience not
necessary. Couples work on such things as commit-
ment, communication, conflict resolution any-
thing that impedes a healthy and happy relation-
ship. Free. (A donation to cover rent is appreciated
but is not necessary.) Call 474-5315 or 492-9547 or
visit www.recovering-couples.org for more informa-
tion.
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 provid-
ed. 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
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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 locations. Call 426-7655
or visit southfloridaal-anon.org.
* St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 508 Riviera St., 7 p.m.
Mondays
* Monday Morning Miracles AFG, Epiphany
Cathedral, Soy Building, 317 Tarpon St., Venice, 11
a.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 St., 7 p.m. Wednesdays
* Steps & Growth, The Church of Christ, 4301 State
Road 776, 10 a.m. Thursdays
* Peace Pipe, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 790
South Tamiami Trail, Room 101, 7 p.m. Thursdays
* On the island, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 790
South Tamiami Trail, 8 p.m. Thursdays
* Step in the Right Direction, St. Mark's Episcopal
Church, 508 Riviera St., 7 p.m. Fridays
* Saturday Night Live, Emmanuel Lutheran Church,
790 South Tamiami Trail, 7 p.m. Saturdays
* Keep it Simple Sunday, Emmanuel Lutheran
Church, 790 South Tamiami Trail, 7 p.m. Sundays
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
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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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Time: Appointments available Monday-Friday
Where: Women's Resource Center, 701 Center Road,
Venice
Notes: Trained volunteers offer support, encourage-
ment and referrals.
Cost: Donations accepted
Call: 485-9724
Link www.thewomensresourcecenter.org
Educational programs
The Alzheimer's Association has numerous educa-
tional programs open to the public. Offerings
include Basic Course for Caregivers, Maintain Your
Brain and information about local caregiver sup-
port groups. They will also come to your commu-
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Venice Theatre offers classes, shows and more


EDITOR'S NOTE: The following
events take place May through
June at Venice Theatre, 140 W.
Tampa Ave., Venice. The theater
has two performance spaces: The
MainStage, which seats 432, and
the Yvonne Pinkerton Theatre,
which seats 90.


FROM VENICE THEATRE

Performances
Call 488-1115 or visit www.
venicestage.com for tickets to
see Roald Dahl's "WillyWonka"
(suggested for age 6 and older).
The play runs May 5-24 on the
MainStage, Tuesday-Saturday
at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Tickets cost $24 for adults
and $12 for students. Group
rates are available for parties of
20 or more.
The play is based on the
book "Charlie and the Choco-
late Factory," by Roald Dahl.
The timeless story of the
world-famous candy man and
his quest to find an heir comes



LIBRARY BRIEFS
Venice Public Library
300 S. Nokomis Ave.
Venice, FL 34285
861-5000
Relax at the library
Release stress through
breathing, relaxation and
meditation. A free series of
half-hour classes are being
given by Mike and Noonie
Havrilla, a retired couple with
30 years of yoga practice and
teaching experience. The
classes are for people at all
levels of physical ability: Par-
ticipants will practice the
techniques sitting in chairs.
The only physical exercise will
be a few minutes of light
stretching before the breath-
ing and meditation tech-
niques are introduced. Two
remaining Tuesdays at 5 p.m.:
April 28 and May 5.
Youth Services
DIAL-A-STORY: Dial 486-
2330 and enjoy a two-minute
fairy tale for children (5-10
years). The story is changed
every week.
Preschool Storytime: Tues-
day mornings, 10-10:30 a.m.
for independent 3- to 5-year-
olds.
Tot Time: Tuesdays and
Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m.,


to life in this stage adaptation
featuring the songs from the
classic family film, "Willy
Wonka and the Chocolate Fac-
tory." The show highlights
favorite characters and songs,
including "The Candy Man"
and "Pure Imagination."
"The Outsiders" runs May
7-17 (suggested for age 12 and
older) in the Yvonne Pinkerton
Theatre, Thursday-Saturday at
7 p.m. with matinees on Sat-
urday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Tickets cost $15 for adults
and $10 for students. Group
rates are available for parties of
20 or more.
This stage adaptation of S.E.
Hinton's modern classic,
which was also made into a
popular 1983 film, is the story
of everyday people seen
through the eyes of Ponyboy, a
sensitive young teen on the
wrong side of life, caught up in
the territorial battles between
the have-it-made rich kids and
his tough, underprivileged
family and friends.
"Why Do Fools Fall in


for ages from infant to 3 years
old. Play with toys and then a
story time. On April 15, We
Love Earth!; April 21, What
Begins with "I"? and the
Ecology Sharkbunny visits;
and April 22, What Begins with
"I"? On April 28 and 29, What
Begins with "J"?
Read to Dogs the second
Tuesday of each month from
3:30-4:30 p.m., no registration
needed. Children read to
trained therapy dogs and their
trainers. A craft is available
while waiting for a turn.
Toddler Tale Time
On Friday, April 17, 9:30 to
10:15 a.m. and 10:45 to 11:30
a.m., toddlers ages 1-3 and
their parent, grandparent or
caregiver, are invited to join us
for stories, rhymes, songs and
playtime. Please observe age
requirements.
Gardening questions
Every Thursday from 9:30
a.m. to noon bring your gar-
dening questions to Venice
Public Library and receive
help from the friendly experts
of the Sarasota County Exten-
sion Service.
Classic films
Film historian Jim Orville


Love?" runs May 29-June 14
(suggested for teens and
adults), which will be a cabaret
in the Yvonne Pinkerton The-
atre on Tuesday-Saturday at 8
p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Tickets cost $24 for adults
and $12 for students. Group
rates are available for parties of
20 or more.
Beehives, boys and break-
ups are featured in this exciting
musical look at love in the '60s
performed to the soundtrack
of '60s music, "Why Do Fools
Fall in Love?" During the play,
four girlfriends gather to cele-
brate the upcoming wedding
of one of their own. As the
bachelorette party picks up
steam and drinks flow, the girls
discover more about each
other's love lives than they ever
imagined. The play affirms
that during real-life struggles,
friendship will unveil its ever-
lasting strength.
Loveland Follies
The 14th Annual Loveland
Follies run June 12-14 on the


presents classic movies on
Thursdays through May. In
April, Orville presents films
based on the books of Ruth
Rendell and finishes the
month with two Alfred
Hitchcock classics. On April
16, at 6 p.m., a suburban
divorcee is courted by a neigh-
bor who is the prime suspect
in his wife's murder in "The
Secret House of Death" (1996).
French Club
On Fridays, 9:30 to 11:30
a.m., if you have a basic
knowledge of the French lan-
guage and wish to practice
those skills, then you are invit-
ed to attend weekly meetings
of the VPL French Club. The
group practices French con-
versation during the first hour
followed by reading from
French literature and current
topics during the second hour.
No registration necessary.
New members are always wel-
come.
Great Readings Group
The discussion group will
look at these classic pieces of
literature at 2 p.m. on Fridays.
On April 17, "Thoughts for the
Times on War and Death" by
Sigmund Freud and "The
Stages of Life" by Carl Jung.


MainStage Friday and
Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday
at 2 p.m.
This performance is Venice
Theatre's annual production
featuring the students of the
Venice Theatre and Loveland
Center partnership. This show-
case is an annual audience
favorite that features the tal-
ents of adults with develop-
mental challenges.
Tickets are $15 for all seats.
Auditions
Summer Stock '09 (for those
in 10th grade through college)
auditions will culminate in a
performance of "West Side
Story."
Auditions are set for Sat-
urday, May 9, at 1 p.m. and
Monday, May 11, at 7 p.m.
The Summer Stock program
runs June 22-Aug. 8, 2-9 p.m.
Monday-Friday with eight per-
formances of "West Side Story"
scheduled for July 30-Aug. 8.
Tuition is $350.
Summer Stock is a high-
energy boot camp that im-


April 24, "The Country of the
Pointed Firs" by Sarah Orne
Jewett will be the topic.
National Library Week
During the week of April
13-18, the Friends of the
Venice Public Library will host
a series of events at Venice
Library celebrating National
Library Week.
Win a Bowl of Bookworms:
Visit the Friends of the Library
Book Store during this week to
take a guess at how many
worms are in our big bowl of
bookworms. The winner gets
the whole big bowl of gummy
worms. The winner will be
announced on Monday, April
20.
On Wednesday, April 15, 11
a.m. to 2 p.m., is the Library
Expo; celebrate National
Library Week with an exposi-
tion of the resources and ser-
vices available in the library.
Friends of the Venice Public
Library, LiteracyVolunteers,
Sarasota County Extension
Service and the Home
Schooling Group will also par-
ticipate. Raffle prizes from
local businesses, free give-
aways and refreshments pro-
vided by the Friends of the
Venice Public Library. All ages
welcome.


merses students in all areas of
the theater. Trained by profes-
sionals to professional stan-
dards, members of the compa-
ny will develop and strengthen
performance skills and receive
technique and technical edu-
cation as they explore theater
disciplines on stage and back-
stage.
Call 486-8679 for more in-
formation.
Summer classes
and day camps
Call the education and out-
reach department at 486-8679
for more information and to
register for summer classes.
Registration forms are also
available online at www.venice
stage.com.
A variety of theater classes
and day camps for pre-kinder-
garten students through adults
are available beginning June 1
and running throughout the
summer and include acting,
singing, dancing, technical
theater and more. Prices vary.
Registration is open now.


On Thursday, April 16, at
noon, "Kit Kittredge: An
American Girl," (2008) will be
offered. Film historian Jim
Orville will introduce the fam-
ily film starring Abigail Breslin.
Popcorn and punch provided
by the Friends of the Library.
On Friday, April 17, 3:30 to
4:30 p.m., Tea Time with
author Joan Hiatt Harlow will
be held. Hiatt is the author of
several children's books,
including "Star in the Storm"
about Newfoundland Labra-
dor dogs. She will have a short
presentation about these
magnificent animals and the
land where they originate.
On Saturday, April 18, 10:30
to 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 to 3:30
p.m., Balinese dancers will
perform. Former Venice resi-
dents, now living in Bali, this
family of dancers is here to
visit and share the wonder
and beauty of their colorful
dance and folklore. This pro-
gram is for the whole family.
Sustainability programs
April is Sustainability
Month for Sarasota County,
with many events taking place
throughout the county. At
Venice Library there will be

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Caregiver Assistance and Regional
Education Program
Sarasota County
April 21st, 23rd, 28th & 30th
Attend all four sessions!
Many different topics will be discussed at each!
9:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
Hosted by:
Senior Friendship Centers, Caregiver Resource Center
2350 Scenic Drive, Venice
The CARE Program is designed to provide family caregivers FREE
comprehensive education and support. This series will enable caregivers
to provide enhanced care for their loved ones while better maintaining
their own emotional and physical health and well-being. To register or
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2009

Rotary
scholarships
available
FROM VENICE-
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CLUB

Scholarships are avail-
able from the Venice-No-
komis Rotary Club Foun-
dation.
For advice, call the Ro-
tary Futures program at
Venice High School at
480-3178. Applications are
available at Venice High
School, Manatee Com-
munity College-Venice
Campus and University of
South Florida at MCC.



Scholarship

concert

planned

FROM VENICE
MUSICALE


Venice Musicale invites
the public to its free 2009
Music Scholarship Win-
ners' Concert on Thurs-
day, April 16, at 11 a.m. at
the Venice Public Library,
300 S. Nokomis Ave.
Scholarship winners
who will be performing
are Natasha Synder, 12, on
violin; Kalli Cross, 16, on
flute; Stephanie Foumier,
15, on violin; Alexis Graw,
15, on piano; Rebeca Cas-
cio, 14, soprano, and Ava
Doraisamy, 13, on viola.
For more information,
call Sandra Werrell at
496-7968.


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LIBRARY from Page 10B


two youth programs and one adult
event.
On Thursday, April 16, at 2 p.m., the
county extension service will present
StretchingYour Food Dollar, a set of
strategies to help people reduce their
personal food expense. A packet of
best practices and great recipes will be
given.
New books at Venice Library
1. "The Great Decision: Jefferson,
Adams, Marshall, and the Battle for the
Supreme Court," by Cliff Sloan and
David McKean (NewYork: Public
Affairs, 2009).
2. "J.K. Lasser's Guide for Tough
Times: Tax and Financial Solutions to


See You Through," by Barbara Weltman
(Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley, 2009).
3. "Kill Khalid: The Failed Mossad
Assassination of Khalid Mishal and the
Rise of Hamas," by Paul McGeough
(NewYork: New Press: Distributed by
WW Norton & Co., 2009).
4. "Pow! Right Between the Eyes!
Profiting from the Power of Surprise,"
by Andy Nulman (Hoboken, N.J.:
Wiley, 2009).
5. "Sowing Crisis: The Cold War and
American Dominance in the Middle
East" by Rashid Khalidi (Boston:
Beacon Press, 2009).
6. "Widows Wear Stilettos: A
Practical and Emotional Guide for the
Young Widow," by Carole Brody Fleet
and Syd Harriet (Far Hills, N.J.: New
Horizon Press, 2009).


Local volunteer directors

receive certification


FROM THE
COMMUNITY
FOUNDATION OF
SARASOTA COUNTY

Twenty-seven volun-
teer directors represent-
ing nonprofit agencies
from Sarasota and Man-
atee counties were re-
cently certified as Flor-
ida Volunteer Admin-
istrators through a vol-
unteer management
program.
Recipients are: Angela
Miller; Dan Campbell
(Big Brothers Big Sisters
of the Suncoast); Yraida
Alanso, Sandy Gallagher,
Elizabeth Gibbons, Mary
Koctur, Julie Zurgable
(Catholic Charities);
Bruce Webster (Family
Promise of Manatee
County); Yvonne Bras,
Amanda Jacob, Sherry
Kessel (Girl Scouts of
Gulfcoast Florida); Janet
Pederson (Habitat for
Humanity); Joseph Delia
Penna, Michael Solitto
(Habitat for Humanity of
South Sarasota County);
Angeline Brown (Man-
atee County Habitat for
Humanity); Mandy Feld-
mann (MHCCI); Jane


Buckman, Sloan Dunna-
gan (Ringling College of
Art & Design); Nicole
Brown, Pamela Wilson
and Steven Zaborski (Se-
nior Friendship Centers);
Evelyn Corrigan, Melissa
Sica, Dyane Eckert, Kelly
Bender, Carol Lynette
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and Palliative Care).
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unteer Center and the
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Light Foundation and
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teer Florida and The
Florida Association of
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Tooth Festival. The scramble will be the last two days
of the festival, April 18 and 19.
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Nettie Adrian is flanked by her son, William C. "Bill" Adrian, left, a former
Florida Power & Light lineman; her husband, Ralph Adrian Sr., who worked
30 years for the post office; and her son Ralph Adrian Jr., a retired Venice
policeman, who deep fried the fish for the annual Old Timers Picnic.


Mary Jean Kelly McCullough, in back, is assisted with coating fish filets by
her niece, Courtney Kelly, nephew, Brenden Kelly, and Darlene McCullough
Russo. For those who think they don't like catfish, McCullough called the fish
"whiskered mullet."


June Bukelew Wildes is
a 1955 graduate of
Venice-Nokomis High
School. Her mother was
born and raised in
Punta Gorda and came
to Venice in 1945.


Old timers? Not so much!


Glenn Stephens holds his great-
grandson Cian Stephens at the Old
Timers Picnic. There were four gener-
ations of Stephens attending.


Old Timers
President Robin
Robinett George
is the daughter of
the late Robert
Robinett Sr., who
was known as
"the friendly dog
catcher."


Venice Old Timers aren't
all old folks. No sirree Bob!
The youngest at their recent
picnic, Cian Stephens, is 6
months young, but he is
the great-great-great-great-
grandson of Wilson E.
Stephens, who settled near
Plant City South in 1861 and
moved to the Venice area in
1896.
To be an Old Timer, you or
your ancestors must have
settled inVenice before 1950.


President Robin Robinett
George estimated about 385
Old Timers, many with
names that match some of
our local landmarks, attend-
ed the annual picnic.
"We've lost about 38 Old
Timers since the last pic-
nic," she said.
Several tents were erect-
ed in a shady pasture where
a huge potluck buffet was
set up. Mounds of catfish
filets were breaded and
deep fried to crispy perfec-
tion.
Linda Shearer Bradway
sold books and memorabil-
ia from the Venice Area
Historical Society at the his-
tory tent. Families reunited
with old friends and swapped
stories of the good old days.
These are local folks
whose families have been
contributing to the Venice
area for generations. Anyone
who qualifies and would like
to join the Old Timers can
call 468-6411.


Meal on Wheels
rolling for 40 years
The annual appreciation
breakfast forVenice Meals on
Wheels volunteers was also
the celebration of their 40th
year as Venice Area Mobile
Meals Inc.
This amazing organiza-
tion has more than 200 vol-
unteers, 30 of whom have
been with it 10 or more
years, according to President
Sherry Eubanks.
The breakfast was held at
Village On The Isle where the
meals are prepared and the
group has a small office. VOTI
CEO Tom Kelly said, "We
consider it a privilege to have
a collaboration with Meals
on Wheels."
The breakfast was orga-
nized by Patti Neal, vice pres-
ident, who decorated the
tables and gave out drawing
prizes donated by the gener-
ous merchants in Venice. All
of the volunteers were recog-
nized for their dedication,


but Donna Cubit-Swoyer,
transportation director, said,
"The substitute drivers are
the best you have no idea
where you are going when
you get here."
Now that the snowbird
volunteers are heading
north, there is a special
need to replace them. If you
can volunteer, call 488-
1889. These are very special
people who bring meals
and good cheer to Venice's
homebound residents.
Mea culpa
Last week I attributed the
wrong mural to artist B.J.
Carson, who painted the
wildlife of Florida mural on
the side of Venice Theatre at
Michael Biehl Park and was
shown displaying a sample
on canvas of her mural art.
Coleen Henry painted the
Venice history mural on the
Gondolier Sun print shop. I
apologize to both of these
very talented muralists.


June Smith
insists she's only
the "unofficial"
historian for the
Old Timers. She is
shown with the
Book of Lineage

by Edythe
Oldham Myers
and is kept at the
Venice Area
Historical Society.
The Old Timers Picnic is an opportunity for her to
gather information to update the book.

These volunteers have been
with Meals on Wheels for 20
years or more: Robert
Nicholson, top left, John
Sullivan, Art Doyle and Pete
Hendryx; Robert Prann,
second row left, Jean
Prann, Tom Anderson,
Audrey and Joe Mahoney,
Dolly Richards, Marilyn
Hendryx and Irene Smith-
Childs; Carol Plummer, front
left, Mary Ellen Ryan, Peggy
Gurney, Joan Wagner,
Cynthia Anderson, Agnes
Hall, Helen Borgeson and
Doris and Gerry Yates.


Earl and Elaine Blackburn stopped by the Old Timers
Picnic. Earl's brother Dan helped set up the tents.


Public relations officer
Janice Bartner won a gift
certificate to Marco Polo.


Patti Neal, vice presi-
dent of Venice Area
Mobile Meals, left, and
President Sherry
Eubanks, right, pose
with Peter Rabbit, who
they joked is the
incoming president.


Donna Cubit-
Swoyer, left,
has praise for
29-year volun-
teer Helen
Borgeson.



Ed Littlehales
is a resident
of VOTI as well
as an active
volunteer
ready to pitch
in wherever
he is needed.


Bob Nicholson, a 20-year
volunteer, is also on the
board of directors of VOTI.


Dan Blackburn is a volun-
teer driver who is dressed
for the Venice Old Timers
Picnic held later in the day.


At a recent fundraiser yard sale for
Ron and Jodi Bush, snowbirds from the Friends of the Lord-Higel House,
Rhode Island, make a purchase from Joyce Norton stands in front of the
Jacque Ring, a cousin of Joyce Norton, house where her father, George Higel,
at the Friends of the Lord-Higel House was born. The money raised will go
yard sale. toward restoration of the oldest house
in Venice, an important piece of
Venice history.


Agnes Hall,
left, sits with
Verna Pike,
Meals on
Wheels office
manager for
14 years.


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Nov. 1st. Call Rudy 231-590-
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GULF VIEW ESTATES.
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Golf,Tennis, Pools,
3/2 Townhouse $249,000
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

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730 US-41 By-Pass N., Venice,
FL 34285
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for $129,900. 941-875-9912


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First Floor End Unit
Extensively Remodeled
3 Swimming Pools -
Close to Shopping
55+, Gated Community




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1090 MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE

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Call the Sun Newspapers
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ARCADIA ADULT CITY PARK,
MH new wood flooring, $4500
obo w/ mthly lot rent $171 863-
990-7191 or 863-735-8233
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
ARCADIA/PC 1BR/1BA
mobile in 55+, 33' Remodeled,
fully furn. 10x22 glass lanai,
shed, $4900. (863)-993-2138
PALM HARBOR 3/2 Singlewide
Introductory Model $299/mo wac
10 models to choose from Call
John Lyons 1-800-622-2832
ext.210
VENICE BAY INDIES 55+,
24x48, 2/2, 10x20 glass lanai,
fully furn, 2 big walk-in closets.
Asking $10,000 MUST SELL
(941) 483-1831
VENICE ISLE REAL ESTATE
SALES, INC. 55+ Resident
Owned Comm. Lic. R.E. Broker.
941-485-7743 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/ENGLE, Japanese Gar-
dens. Land owned, Newly reno-
vated. Furn. $79,900 (941)-276-
7831

1095 MANUFACTURED
HOMES FOR SALE

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

1120 WANTEDTO BUY

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

1210 HOMES FOR RENT

*NP Homes Affordable
3BR & 4BR Newer,
Spacious, 941-223-6067
owner broker
1-RENT TO OWN, REDUCED!!
On saltwater, nice view, minutes
to harbor, 2-3BR/2BA/1CG, nice-
ly updated. $1000 $1300
Owner financing?? 941-889-7536
5B/4B $32,000 $232/mo. 5%
Down, 15yrs @ 8%. For listings
800-366-9783 ext 7584
AFFORDABLE 3/2 waterfront
$650. 3/2/1 in PC $595.
View at www.flarentals.net
Realty Mgmt (941)-625-3131


Condo's start @ $495
House's start @ $475
941-629-1121
Visit our website for list
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ALMAR-RENTALS.COM
SHORT TERM FURNISHED
ALSO AVAIL
'WE NEED MORE LISTINGS'

ENGEWOOD AREA. Annual
& Vacation Rentals
THE PINEAPPLE GIRLS
941-473-0333
Pineapple Gulf Prop. Mgmt. Inc.
www.RentEnglewood.com



AWARD WINNING
SUNBELT MGT.
SERVICES
RENTALS*
3/2/2 Built 2006,
San Mateo Dr.
P.C. $850. Mo.
3/2/2 Eagle Pass St.
N.P. $850. Mo.
COMPLETE LISTINGS
(941) 764-7777
sunbeltmgtservices.com
Brand New 2 bed. 2 bath.
lcg duplexs Near Beaches &
Boca $695 mo.


941-350-1288
DEEP CREEK, 3/2/2, POOL
26546 Trimalis Dr. $850.
941-468-3490
EL JOBEAN 2BR/2BA Mobile
home on canal Pet ok,
BRING YOUR BOAT. $675/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


1210 HOMES FOR RENT 1210 HOMES FOR RENT 1210 HOMES FOR RENT


ENGLE. E. GULF COVE Newer
3br/2ba hm Quiet area. Very clean!
$900/mo Frank (941)-429-4026
ENGLE., 2/1.5 Saltwater
canal, Nice & clean W/D $800/mo
(941)6269429 or 941-769-3163
ENGLEWOOD 2/1 cozy, all tile,
$650 mo. 1st., last & sec. Pets
okay. 860-573-9206, 941-907-6633



WnwwReal F~elt

Englewood
2/2 Essence,Dbl wide $650/A
3/1 New York Ave, Pool,
Duplex $750/A
Commercial Condo,
Edgewater Ctr $800/A
Venice
2/2 Loyola Rd. Fenced $800/A
N. PORT
3/2 Pepper $900/A
Rotonda
2/1 Boundary $500/A
Pt. Charlotte
2/1.5 Abscott,Canal $675/A
2/1 Conway Blvd (W) $625/A
4/2 Gibralter $800/A
All new interior.
3/2 Cochran Blvd $675/A
Short Term or Seasonal
2/2 Polnesian 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
3/2 ParView Ct
Pool from $1800
Diana Legg, Mgr.
Your Rental Experts
941-681-1189
941-475-7011
website: www.icre.us

ENGLEWOOD
2bd, 2bath
3 to choose $650 up
WEST COAST PROP. MGT
94114730718
RentalsFlorida.net

ENGLEWOOD 3/2/2 Pool
home. Stainless steel appli-
ances, granite, tile $1000/mo
941-525-3127





For a Complete List Go To
eraportcharlotte.com
$550..............................2/2 House- PC
650........................2/2/1 Big Yard- N
700 ..............................3/2/1 Tile PC
$675................ .... ... .........2/2/1 ENG
$850...........................3/2/2 Canal PC
$900............................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.mbgvacatonpropertes.com

N.P. 2/2/1, Newly Refurbished,
Lg. Yard, Appl. 1 BIk From Boat
Ramp! $725. mo 941-628-3569
NEED A RENTAL -
Paradise Properties
& Rentals, Inc.
941-625-RENT
NORTH PORT 2/1 all tile,
pets ok, $700. or rent by
week 941-575-6482
NORTH PORT, 2079 Atwater Dr.
3/2/2, $825/mo. $825 sec. dep.
(813)-326-7000. Ready now.
NORTH PORT, NEWER 3/2/2
shows like a model, near elementary
school. 1st month Free+sec. $750.
941457-6888 Available Now!


NORTH PORT, Newer home
1942 sf, 4/2/2. 1 year lease.
$1,050. mo. + Sec. Dep. No
pets. Call Rudy (231)-590-3729
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
North Port/PC Line Newer
3/2/2, all appl's, Pet Friendly
$950/mo 321-239-0647
NP 2 BR/1BA fenced yard,
$650/mo 1st & sec
(941)-423-8029
NP 3/2/2 1650SF, Corner lot.
Close to 1-75. 6010 Ganyard Ave.
$900 (941)-244-2306
NP NEWER 3/2/2, 4656 Pixley
Lane, off North Biscayne. $850.
mo. Call 941-362-7522.
NP, Cottage, 2/1 + Den, $550.,
New, 3/2/2, $1100. Clean
homes. Annual lease. 1st, Last &
Sec. 941-320-3583
NP- 3668 EAGLE PASS ST
3/2/2 2000sf, Near 175, Clean,
$1150. + Sec. (941)-380-1311


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 2BR/1BA/1CG on canal,
all new, No Pets/No Smoke.
$675/mo. (941)-815-8694
PC 2/2/1 FWC, FL rm, workshop,
clean, quiet, NS/NP. 1st, last, sec.
$725 mo. NEG. 941-764-0654


PC 2/1/CP Tile, lanai
New kitch/bath $580/mo
22227 Montrose Ave
Marta Moran Sun Realty
239-404-9434


PC 2BR/2BA/1CG heated
Pool home. on Canal, w/ boat
lift. $875/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............ $850
NP 2/2 condo, Sabal Trace.
.....................................$ 90 0
We need homes & condos
yearly & seasonal.
Cornerstone Real Estate
(941)-743-5525

PC 5BR/3BA tile & granite thru-
out, Dbl lot, fenced bck, jacuzzi in
Master $1400/mo 305-233-9878
PC off Quesada. 2/1 Pool
Home. Updated, Bonus rm.
$750 (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
PC- 21210 Gladis, furnished,
2BR/1BA/CP Clean tile floors.
$650. mo.(941)-769-5003
PG Burnt Store Meadows New
3/2/2, Pool. 2100sf, furn
$1200/mo (941)-505-7479
PG Cute 3/2/2 Burnt Store
Meadows @ $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. Jm941-7265077
PG, 4BR/3BA, appliances,
unfurnished. Annual $800 mo.
S8 OK, Owner 561-702-7300






PGI CANAL 3/2/2, 5 min. to
Harbor, 10K Ib. boat lift, 2400 sf,
Ig. lanai/pool, beaut. canal view.
Annual $1800mo.562-397-2755
PGI CANAL, 3/2/2, 5 mins. to
Harbor, boat lift, new appl.
$1000. + Util. 609-602-3388
PORT CHARLOTTE- Furnished
1/1/CP; 2/2/1 duplex in Punta G.
RentAHome Srvs 661-1770
PORT CHARLOTTE 2/2 Home
w/lani, garage, large yard, nice area
$700. lst+sec. 941-3564395
PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2/1,
POOL, 18770 KLINGER CIR.
$795. 941-468-3490
PORT CHARLOTTE
Cute 3BR/2BA, fenced yard, small
pool $900/month 941-697-9949
PORT CHARLOTTE on fresh
water canal, 2/1.5/1, lanai, eat-in
kit., $795 mo. 2400 Starlite Ln.
Sr. discount. 941- 625-0490.
PORT CHARLOTTE, 2/2/1,
totally refurbished, 1 mi. to beach
& on canal, W/D, tile throughout.
Lrg. Yard $700. 941-286-8388
PORT CHARLOTTE, 3/1, $575.
mo. + $575. Sec. Avail. now. Call
Jim for details. (941)-726-5077
PORT CHARLOTTE, 3/2/1 on
Collingswood Blvd. 1 year lease.
N/S Pets negotiable. $700. mo
1st & Sec., (802)-363-5619
PORT CHARLOTTE, 3/2/2
very nice 1 yr. old home. 1900sf,
all tile w/ heated pool. Unfur-
nished, $1,100. or $1,250. fur-
nished (941)-626-1562
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fresh water
canal, 3/2/2, fresh paint. $750.
Small pets ok. (941)-627-8842




Rentals Priced Right
Lower Sec Deposits
Clean & Ready
941-629-1243
sunstarrentals.com

Rentals
M&M Property MGMT
CALL 941 473-9616 or
mmpropertymgmt.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:
3/2/1 lanai, Ig. yard
tile & carpet $750.
WEST COAST PROP. MGT
941-473-0718
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
VENICE 2/2, Home is on the
Myakka River, close to 175 &
Venice, boat ramp & dock. Irg.
yard, NP, $800. 941-488-9301


VENICE ACRES, furnished,
4/3/3 beautiful tropical paradise,
4 acres, short term lease poss.
$2,295/mo 685-1149
VENICE EAST 2BR/2BA/1CG
NICE, CLEAN, CITY WATER.
$800/MO (941)-493-6142
VENICE EAST, 2br/lba, $700.
per month plus elec., water &
cable 941-587-9997
VENICE GARDENS, unfurn.
3/2/2 w/lanai, avail. May 1.
$910. (303)-249-2735
VENICE GREAT HOMES
$700-$975 941-492-4280
Gulf Coast Rentals & Real Estate
Co.
VENICE ISLAND 3/2
Luxury waterfront Penthouse.
$1950/mo. 941-488-8143
VENICE ON THE ISLAND
2-3BR/2/1cg 508 Beatrice,
updated, closed lanai Annual
$1100/mo 941-488-5218

1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

26 UNFURNISHED CONDOS
Almar Rentals & Mgt.Services
941-627-1465 Almar-Rentals.com
AFFORDABLE 2/2 starting @
$425. 2/2 on lake in DC $500.
PGI $750& up.View flarentals.net
Realty Mgmt (941)-625-3131
AFFORDABLE CONDOS
Rent or Lease Option, Gated
Communities, Talon Bay $800.
or Riverwood $900. both
2br/2ba beautifully furn. activity
ctr & pool. great locations & golf
call for info. 941-661-4463

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

DC 2/2 All new, 1,000 SF, near
golf course, pool, $650 mo. plus
security.941-628-8467
DC GOLF CONDO. Gorgeous
turnkey furn. $800 incl. water &
sewer NP/S, FLS 941-698-4653
DC Heritage Lake 2/2 lake
views, W/D 650 603-9300718
www.NHtoFlorida.com
DEEP CREEK 2br/2ba/2cg
Villa, W/D hook up, $725/mo
(941)-204-1304 or 815-8795
DEEP CREEK furn. 2/2, pool.
Sm. complex. $525 Mo. 860-
614-8056.
DEEP CREEK, Gardens 2/2 New
paint, carpets, pool, tennis, NP $600
+elec 941-575-7559 or 661-7585
DEEP CREEK, Lakeside 2/2 condo
W/D, pool, new appl, $575/mo. +
dep. N/S, N/P. 941-268-3875
ENGLE :QUAILS RUN CONDO
55+ 1/1.5 $650 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
ENGLE. FOREST PARK 2/2.5
condo, 1100sf, Immaculate. Gar
$750/mo Annual (941)-474-4191
ENGLEWOOD 1ST MONTH
FREE 12 mins from venice 2br
w/ den 2 ba 1300sf, pool
$399. moves you in $750/mo
941-4730450
LAKE SUZY/Crystal Bay, beau-
tiful furnished 2/2, lake side
pool, $800 mo 941-769-1111
LAKE SUZY, Kingsway Golf Villa,
2/2/2, 50+ comm., 6 mo. mi.
Spacious. $900. 941-661-9479
NORTH PORT $99.00 MOVES
YOU IN! First Month FREE with annu-
al lease. 3/2/1 luxury condo
1425SF under air. Small Pets OK.
CALL FOR APT
941-350-2704
MARK V DEVELOPMENT
4520 S Biscavne Dr

PC HERITAGE Oak Park 3/2/CP
1463sf, Gated Comm, End Unit,
Upgraded Appl, Pool + extras
$850 mo. (941)-7434742
PC Loveland Courtyards, 2/2
Villa, N/P, N/S, Heated Pool.
Annual lease $650. mo + sec dep

PC, 2/2, Water, cable, W & D, incl.,
pool, tennis. Sm. pet OK. $725 furn.
$695 unfurn. 941-763-9052
PC, ROLL'S LANDING, gated,
2/2 condo. Incl. maint., water &
cable $700 mo. 941-286-2546
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
PORT CHARLOTTE Promenades
West. 1BR, Avail. now. $550 mo.
Pool, tennis. (941)-629-6481
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
PUNTA GORDA-
New Luxury 3/2 Condo.
For pics & info


www.vivante-fl.com
$1200 mo. ann
770-265-6447 678-296-574
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


1240 CONDOS/VILLAS
FOR RENT

VENICE BIRD BAY golf commu-
nity 2/2 Convert. Pool, Library,
Activities, Lanai off Lr & master,
W/D New paint & floors, covered
assigned parking. $750/mo
Avail 5/1 719-641-6698
VENICE IRONWOOD VILLA
Capri Isles, furn. 2BR/2BA/2CG,
941-412-0570 or 941-320-7971
VENICE ISLAND 1BR/1.5BA,
KMI, center of town, elevator,
Avail. $675 mo. (203)-816-7957

!FT J!r.7,=
Venice Isles. 2 BR/2BA. Lanai,
furn. Cable TV. 55+ Near shops
and beach. $750.00 pr. M.
941-485-0328 773-517-1745

1300 DUPLEXES FOR RENT

ARCADIA, 1/1 on Peace River,
all util incl. $550. + Sec. (863)-
558-1130
DEEP CREEK 2/2/1 All tile.
Quiet & private. W/D hook-up.
$650. 1st & Sec 941-661-6538.
EAST ENGLE., Spacious 2/1,
cath. ceiling, laundry rm., Lawn
maint incl. $600. (941)-460-9403
ENGLE., 3BR/2BA, w/kit appl.
& W/D, $700/mo + dep.
Anita Ave. 941-723-7727
ENGLE/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
ENGLEWOOD
2/2/2 1700sf canal lanai,
2 available $700.
WEST COAST PROP. MGT
941-4730718 or 877-468-0667
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 3/2 Ceramic
tile, W/D, Super Clean, Nice!
Appliances, 9224 Anita Ave
$750/mo 989-295-1847
ENGLEWOOD, 2/1/CP,
screened lanai, W & D. Pet OK,
$550. mo. (941)474-3739
MURDOCK, 2BR/2BA/
GARAGE, CHA, fans, pantry,
$600 mo + dep. 941-284-2917.
MURDOCK, 3/2/1 CHA, Indoor
laundry, Sect. 8 apprd $725/mo
+ sec inclds wtr 941-628-6653
or 766-2824
NOKOMIS MOVE IN SPECIAL
2BR Tile throughout, W/D, $595.
lbr avail, also 941-809-3869
PORT CHARLOTTE 2/1 near
hospital, tiled, clean, fenced,
$500/mo. + sec. 941-916-1535
PORT CHARLOTTE HARBOR 1/1
steps to fishing pier. $450. + $300
dep. Pets OK. 239-244-7968
PORT CHARLOTTE Nice 2/1/1
Walk to Cultural Ctr. & Hosp.
Appl. incl. No Pets. f/l/s.
941-625-4175 ext. 213"
PUNTA GORDA completely
remodeled, tile throughout, 2/1,
$600 mo. (941)-639-2823
PUNTA GORDA WATERFRONT.
1BR Duplx.+many Xtras, $550
mo. ann. NPNS 941-626-9652
PUNTA GORDA. 1/1/CP Close
to downtown. W&D, incl. util.
941-286-3305 or 941-286-0725
PUNTA GORDA, Historic,
lbd/lba, tile throughout, 1 small
pet okay, (941)-575-9195
VENICE GDNS 338 Briarwood
Nice extra large 2/2, Lake front
remodeled NS/NP $675/
molst/1/sec (941)-493-0735

1320 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

ARCADIA 1B Apt $400 mthly,
+ dep. 2B/1B Home $650 mthly
+ dep. Steve @ 941-400-2729
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
Charlotte Harbor Almost new
lbd/lba, tile floors. Quiet $495
(941)587-7828
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
Eff, 1 & 2 br, 1-yr lease. Immed.
occup. No pets. (941)416-5757
JACARANDA TRAIL APTS.
"Arcadia Move In Specials"
1 BR only $399
Move in by May 1st and get 1
month FREE!! Our community
offers a picnic and BBQ area,
playground, clubhouse, every unit
comes with a fully equipped
Kitchen. We are close to trans-


portation, shopping and schools.
Mention this ad and we will waive
your application fee! Please call
for more information 863491-
5050

MANASOTA KEY Studio Apt. on
beach, Big porch. Quiet. Small pet
ok. Min. 6 months. 941-661-7120
MANASOTA KEY, steps to
beach. 1 & 2 bed, util. & cable
incl. Sm. pets, $175-$230 wk.
Long term. 941-716-3660


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1320 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

NORTH PORT Furnished Apart-
ment, 1/1 $500mo. $300dep.
N/S N/P (941)-276-4771
NORTH PORT
VICTORIA POINTE APTS.
Conveniently located at Sumter &
Appomattox along the greenway
1/1 starts @ $412
2/1 starts @ $555
941-423-8720


PC GREAT Price! Great loc! Start
your New Year right, 1,2,3, & 4BR
apts. Avail. now. Call Today!
Call 941-627-3900
PG, 2 bedroom apt. in private
home. Fully furn. Cable & utilies
incl. Pool, no pets. $750.
mo.+$500 dep. (941)-505-1005
PUNTA GORDA, 1BR starting
@ $425, 2BR $550. Studio
$425. With 12mo lease, 3rd mo
free. Small Dep. 941-628-6834
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 ISL, 2br/lba, near hosp,
on Plaza Mayor. $750/mo. incl
water & cable. $650 Sec. 941-587-
9997
VENICE ISLAND Ibd near beach
& downtown, Grnd floor, inclds
water $475 (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, NS $675 9414830053
VENICE ISLAND, furnished
2br/2ba, annual $900. per mo.
plus electric 941-587-9997
VENICE ISLAND Studio apt, No
pets. 2nd floor $450/mo
941-484-2206 or 941-485-5698
VENICE-1ST MONTH FREE
lbr $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. lbr/lba 55+ Park, No
pets, $365/mo w/ 1 yr lease.
(941)-474-1353
ENGL. furnished lbr/lba 55+
Park, No pets, $575/mo w/ 1
yr lease. (941)-474-8458
ENGLE. AREA Clean 2br/lba tile
kitchen, dining & living rms. Nice
park. $640 Moves you in
941-662-0015
ENGLEWOOD, Hospital area.
55+ upgraded, furn., own elect.
1 yr. lease $475. 941-4454881
ON WATER, 1 b.r. furn. For Rent
or Sale. Call for details.
(941)456-9258
PG 55+, 2/2, lake view, fur-
nished near Hwy 75, 1st mo. rent
+ sec dep. (941) 505-2960.
NOCATEE & KINGS HWY.
Several availABLE
From $400 $750. Incl CHA
1st & Sec 941-624-0355

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! $185/wk incl. internet.
Small pet OK. Pt Char (941) 743-
4441. www.bananabaymotel.com
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
PG. Hurricane Proof! On canal,
furn; priv., kit., & bath, prem.
cable TV, W/D, maid serv., room
for 1. N/P. $520. mo., Incl. all!
Resp., person. 941-639-6191

1360 ROOMS FOR RENT

CHAR. HBR. w/house priv. All
util. priv. entry/mstr. bath, huge,
closet. $125 wk. 757-329-4885.
PC Whole House Priv. Can't be
allergic to pets. $350 mo $200
Sec, Inc util. Call 941-815-8386
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

1370 RENTALSTO SHARE

MURDOCK AREA, huge room, full
house prw. pool, smk. ok, female
pref. $125wk. 941-624-3436


1370 RENTALSTO SHARE

NOKOMIS Share home W. of
trail. Walk to beach/bus
$120/wk + half elect. 483-4404

ROTONDA NonSmoking
Professional Woman
looking to share Luxury
Condo. $150 /wkly
941-268-5275

VENICE Best comm. seeking PT
caregiver for low rent, meals Ref.
N/S. (941)484-6081
VENICE, Beach condo 2/2 furn w
panoramic water view 1600 sf w
pool $600 mo 941-244-2799

1390 VACATION/
SEASONAL RENTALS

ENGLEWOOD CONDO,
furnished,2BR/2BA GREAT
off season prices.
201-638-5805
NORTH PORT New, 3/2 Furn.
Non-smokers, no pets. Call
for details. 941-493-0623
PC (DEEP CREEK) condo 2/2,
remodeled, Ig. pool, avail. Nov.-
April. $1,200. 941-286-9088.
ROTONDA (White Marsh) New
Pool Home, golf green area. Look
Now for next yr. 239-530-7584.
VENICE, 2br/2ba HOME, fully furn,
50+ resort fac. Wkly, Mo, Yearly.
5167287487 or 516-728-2991

1420 WANTEDTO RENT

PGI AREA- Wanted winter vaca-
tion rental for 2010. 4BR+ on
canal w/ pool. Have small pet. In
area through April. Call Stuart
(360)-391-2063 or email
Ilhutt@verizon.net Realtors wel-
come.

1500 LOTS & ACREAGE

MISSION VALLEY NOKOMIS
1 Acre, prim location on
Mission Valley Blvd. Opposite
Mission Valley Country Club.
County Water
REDUCED TO $149.900
BROKERS PROTECTED
(941)-232-0392
PC, 2 Adjoining buildable lots
on Cabaret & Wimpole. Both
for $25K. 561-301-7634
PINE ISLAND 7.5 acres, Part
Cleared, Water access, small
boat/Kayak Was $395K now
$110K Owner will finance
(941-6974752
PUNTA GORDA- Nice lot in resi-
dent owned park on canal. View
of Peace River. Low maint. fee.
Great amenities! $15,000.
includes share. (716)-510-3817


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

1530 COMMERCIAL LOT




331' on busy US 41 PtChariotte
Zoned CI Commercial Intensive
Past use for Car & Boat Sales,
Good for many other uses,
4819 US 41, Pt Charlotte
on Saturday April 25, at 12:30




1600 BUSINESS FOR SALE

DRY ICE BUSINESS
Since 1985. Call for info. 941-
286-4022
PIZZA/DELI SHOP. Great loca-
tion, good opportunity. For infor-
mation (941)-624-6499.


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. Plaza-41 Frontage
Approx. 650 sf & 980 sf
All Florida GMAC Real Estate
941-629-1121
NORTH PORT, Office Space 2nd
Fir. on US 41. 1400 SF, $6.00 SF,
nnn. Call Laura, 941-815-1320




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
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.

VENICE OFFICE, Tamiami Trail
S., approx. 400sqft $597/mo,
minus move in allowance,
941-416-3800
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



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, Stat
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
EL JOBEAN, Large 5 bay 2000
SF space, 12' and 10' doors
w/office and storage on Rt 776.
Avail now. (941)-380-3026
FOR SALE OR RENT 14,000
s.f. on 5 acres, fenced, zoned I.L.
Rent $3800. mo. 863-494-2651

GASPARILLA INDUSTRIAL
PARK light industrial units on
771 brand new, 1000 sq ftan
ep with 12x14 overhead doors
$600 mo. located 1 mile









NEW Cl 1200sf Office Ware-
from Publix on 776
l. Sta7 o 941-625-8755
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


ANNUAL HOUSES &CONDOS ALSO AVAILABLE
iB MAPNAIP ,rp urnisd, 646 sq. fti......... sq ................$575
400BASE AVE #219-THE SENTINEL 2/2, Venice Island, 1st floor, 818 sq.ft.................... $695
400 BASE AVE #226 -THE SENTINEL 3/2, Venice Island, 2nd floor, 1069 sq. ft.............$795 ,
211 CAPRI W EST 2/2, Capai Isles Blvd.,2nd floor, furnished.................. ..................... $800
603 GLENWOOD MANOR 22, Venice Island, furnished, 899 sq. ft....................................$800
209C RUBENS 2/2, Sorrento East, 1stfloor, 1290 sq.ft...............................................$850
105 WATERSIDE 320 CLEARBROOK 2/2, Waterside Village, 1stfloor, 1176 sq.ft............$885
4201D VICENZA 3/2/1, Venetia, 1383 sq.ft.......................... ................................$950
,-,,, p N FWi G271le etia, 1383 sq.ft ............................................................ .......$950
205 SAN MARCO 2/2, Venice-sand, 2nd floor, 867 sq.ft....................................... ........$950
107WOODBRIDGE #203 2/2/1, St. Andrews, 2nd floor1572 sq.ft., Furnished...................$975
206 RAVINA CIRCLE 3/2/1, Capri Isles Blvd., 2nd floor, 1439 sq.ft................................$1000
301 RAVINA CIRCLE 3/2/1, Capri Isles Blvd., 1stfloor, 1439 sq.ft..................................$1000.
318 CLEARBROOK #204 2/2/den, Waterside Village, 2nd floor 1358 sq. ft., furnished....$1000
627ALHAMBRA#501 E.VALENCIA RESIDENCES 2/2, Venice Island, 1284 sq.ft, Beadchfront.. .$1200
850GOLDEN BEACHBLVD. -33/1,Venicesland,2ndfboro2156sq.ftwater&saeerlncBeachiid t.$200k
CLOSED SATURDAY & SUNDAY. V'-
Check- e~ site at www.horse 'haise.
T: in intrlaupdates of annual
and seagondl rentals.

- -9 .483.333


1620 COMMERCIAL/
INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY

NORTH PORT PARK OF COM-
MERCE 1,250 tot. sq. ft., O.H.
Doors, 12 X 20 a/c office, glass
sbrefront 239-289-4004
PC. Prime office space, 3 units
1,000sf. each. Brand new. Sand-
hill Blvd. Turnkey/Fully built out.
(941)-624-5992
PORT CHARLOTTE For Sale.
Owner financing. 1,000 sq/ ft.
warehouse. 18260 Paulson Dr.,
Building A, Unit 4, 941-769-9344
VENICE For Sale, Office/Ware-
house Condo Space units from
420 sq.ft. 941485-1119

1640 WAREHOUSE
& STORAGE

ARCADIA DOWNTOWN STOR-
AGE, Monroe St., Big 20X12
$115 mthly (239)-641-3409
MURDOCK AREA, A+, 2500 SF,
showroom/office, other sizes avail.
Best rates. 941-626-0416
MURDOCK- 600 s/f to 6000 s/f
Office/warehouse space for lease
Call 941-628-9016
NP- small office 400 & 800sf
whse. $275 mo + tax per 400
SF, 941-661-6720 575-1908
VENICE, Brand New. Good For
Business, Hobbyist, Hot Rod &
Storage 13'x32'x16' $55K. Nor-
man Holloway Realtor Coldwell
Banker (941)416-1400


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2070 Sales
2090 Child/Adult
Care Needed
2100 General
2110 Part-time/
Temp
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needed to come & join our friend-
ly salon. MUST have clientele.
Rent or commission ok. Call
Nancy @ Scruples 941-629-9686

NAIL TECH & STYLEST
Needed for Downtown Punta Gorda
Salon. Own clientele a plus.
941-575-8598

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2030 MEDICAL

ACTIVITIES ASSISTANT
CNA Certificate required.
Must be energetic for a
fast paced position, be
able to work independantly
& be a team player. Appli-
cant must have previous
nursing home experience.
Hours are Wednesday -
Sunday 9-5:30. We offer a
great salary & benefits.
Call for an
appointment. 941-426-
8411
QUALITY HEALTH
CARE
6940 OUTRACH WAY
NORTH PORT

BUSY, FAST-GROWING
ENGLEWOOD CHIROPRACTIC
OFFICE seeking individual
w/computer & word processing
skills who is responsible, ener-
getic, friendly & a team player
for F/T position. Will train.
Great hours & pay.
To apply call: (941) 473-7900


0I BEIIAVIORAL IEALTICARE. INC
CASE MANAGER(S)
Venice & Sarasota
Adult mental health case
managers needed to
provide community based
services to individuals
diagnosed with a mental
illness. Services include
supportive counseling,
employment, housing, case
Bachelor's degree in a
behavioral science or a
related field & a minimum of
1-yr.exp. working in the M.H.
or related field required.
Coastal Behavioral Health-
care, Inc. Fax: 941-926-7122
or e-mail to
iobs@coastalbh.org
visit our website at
www.coastalbh.org
Drug-Free Workplace, EOE


PARADISE REALTY OF VENICE
941-488-1111
Island duplex. Golden Beach with easement, 2BR each side,
terrazzo floors, covered parking. $409,900

Downtown duplex north of West Venice Ave., covered
parking each side, bike or walk to downtown shops, tennis
and beach. $339,000

POINTE OF PALMS REAL ESTATE, INC.
941-408-7990
Golfside Beauty! Elegant Birdie II attached villa. 2BR, 2BA,
convertible den, fantastic extended lanai overlooking the 14th
Fairway and lake. Desirable end unit is maintenance-free.
$199,900

2223 sq. ft. under air with split great from floor plan, a
large master suite and separate dining area. Extended lanai,
separate dining area. Extended lanai, large built in spool with
waterfall, pocketing triple sliders bring the outside into this
grand space. $374,900

HACKWORTH REALTY GROUP LLC
941-485-9147
Split plan home with beautiful park-like setting on a comer
lot in a nice quiet neighborhood close to Jacaranda Library.
Central utilities. $149,900

3/2/2 Gulf View Estates. Newer roof, A/C & updated
appliances. Lots of tile & Pergo flooring thruout. Heated pool
with Diamond Brite finish. Close to beach & shopping.
$194,900.

Villa Nova. 2/2 This 2nd-floor end unit condo has tons of
storage plus a large laundry room, vinyl sliders in the lanai &
replumbed. Move in & start enjoying the Florida lifestyle.
$120,000

ERA PREFERRED PROPERTIES OF VENICE, INC.
941-716-4308
2BR, 2BA Waterfront villa on a sailboat water canal with
private deeded 50 ft Boat Dock on the Island of Venice. Direct
access to the Gulf of Mexico. Small complex of 32 units with
community heated pool. $385,000
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2030 MEDICAL 2050 SKILLEDTRADES


CNAs, HHAs. Live-In, FT/PT
in-home care. Exp required
Top Pay! (941)-257-4452
Dental Assistant
Our Port Charlotte dental prac-
tice is seeking a F/T Exp'd Den-
tal Asst. Great communication &
organization skills req'd. Com-
pensation based on exp! Full ben-
efits pkg avail incl health/life ins.,
401K & bonuses. Reply to:
Attn: Sherrie
Fax: (941)625-2417 or email:
scotillo@heartlanddentalcare.com


DIETARY AIDES WANTED
PT Exp. preferred
Apply Mon Fri
Regents Club
22332 Vick St. Port Charlotte
(941)-627-5388
FRONT DESK & MEDICAL
BILLER COLLECTOR needed PT
for a medical office. Must have 2
yrs. minimum experience. Fax
resume to 941-347-8244 or
email: respond1107@yahoo.com
FUN PEDIATRIC OFFICE seek-
ing FT LPN/MA. Multitasking,
team player, peds experience
preferred, familiar with EMR a
plus! Fax resume to Susan
Williams, MD 941-743-2099.



HHA/ CNA/ HOMEMAKERS
needed for immediate placement
in Venice, Englewood, Port
Charlotte & Arcadia, Competi-
tive wages. Health plan & 401K
available. Call today, work
tomorrow. Call Mon. Fri., 8am-
4pm. 941-764-0880 or 941480-
0880.
ALL STAT HOME HEALTH
LPN, PER Diem needed for
Arcadia assisted living facility. Fax
Resume 863-993-0322

NURSE EDUCATOR /
RISK MANAGEMENT RN
Good Customer Service Skills
Come see why we are the
CLEAR CHOICE. Apply within:
Port Charlotte Rehab Center
25325 Rampart Blvd.
Port Charlotte, FL 33983

PED. CLINICAL ASST. PT/FT,
Multitask, Vitals/care. Ped.
exp. nec. (941)-625-4919
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 NEEDED
ATTENTION ALL NURSES!
Full Time/ 3-11 shift
also,
PRN's
All Shifts / All Disciplines
Come see why we are the
Clear Choice! Apply within /
Walk-In's encouraged.
25325 Rampart Blvd.
Port Charlotte, FL 33983
RN/LPN FOR Busy cardiology
practice in Punta Gorda Fax
resume to 941-639-7576

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2040 RESTAURANT/HOTEL

BARTENDER/CASINO
Training
Jobs Are Available
239-334-6300
Ft. Myers
www.BartenderDealer.com
THE PUNTA GORDA Elks Lodge
is seeking applicants for the
following position:
Assistant Chef, must be reliable
and flexable with atleast 3yrs
experiance. DFWP, EOE. Send
resume including references to
Punta Gorda Elks, Inc. 25538
Shore Dr., Punta Gorda, FL 33950
or fax to 941-639-1625.
No phone calls, please.

2050 SKILLEDTRADES

A/C MAINT TECH with sales
exp. Must have own tools. Kobie
Complete, 941-474-3691
A/C SERVICE TECH
MIN 5 YRS EXP.
Kobie Complete, 941-474-3691
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
DRIVER: TOW TRUCK DRIVER
must be exp. with clean driving


record. Call (941)-815-2968
FLORAL DESIGNER, experi-
enced, to work part time during
major holidays & to cover for
vacations. (941)-625-2436
INSTALLERS/FABRICATOR
FOR granite counter tops. Experi-
ence a must! Please call (941)-
270-1082


INSTALLER, A/C
REPLACEMENT, 3 yrs exp.
Valid FL DL. (941)485-3238
MAINTENANCE TECH in Arca-
dia. Must have experience in elec-
trical, plumbing, and routine main-
tenance. You must have prior
experience in apartment prepara-
tion and be HVAC certified Will
pay $12 an hour with a possibility
of a free apartment. Please email
resumes to
msknight28@yahoo.com
MARINE FORKLIFT Operator
Wanted, certified preferred.
Apply at Gasparilla Marina,
15001 Gasparilla Rd. Placida Fl.
No phone calls please.
MECHANIC: CERTIFIED Yama-
ha & Mercury Mechanic. Apply in
person Noahs Marine, 4064 N.
Access Rd. 941474-3300.

PRESSMAN

The Sun is looking
for printers will train.
The successful candidate
would have Mechanical and
Electrical experience.
Excellent benefit package.
Apply in person,
The Sun
23170 Harborview Rd.
Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980
Mark to the attention of
Pressroom manager.

Sun Coast Media Group is a
Drug free / Non-smoking
Workplace and an EOE.

WATER EXTRACTION /
CARPET CLEANERS
Busy contractor needs people for
structural drying crew. Water
extraction and carpet cleaning
experience required. Pay com-
mensurate with experience. Bene-
fits to include health insurance,
dental, and vacation. Must have
FL driver's license. Drug free
workplace/back ground check.
Willing to train the right person.
Use of company vehicle during
work hours. Apply in person -
17436 Seymour Ave. Murdock,
FL

2070 SALES

"YES, YOU CAN succeed in this
Real Estate Market!"
Call Rick Page @
Century 21 Aztec: 815-2199".
A/C COMPANY
needs outside sales person.
Commission.941-697-8697
Inside Sales Associate
position -this position is
responsible for increasing
business sales for
communication's company
by setting appointments in
order to expand business in
our existing markets.
The position is also responsible
for acquiring new customers
and new business opportunities.
This position evaluates the
market, develops leads,
contact prospects, makes
appointments and determines
needs. Apply with resume
and salary requirements to:
m.collins@daystar.net
INSURANCE AGENT, 440 Lic.
experienced. FT/PT, Fax resume
to 941-485-9177
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

2090 CHILD/ADULT
CARE NEEDED

BRANCH COORDINATOR
PT 30- 34 hrs/ week
Charlotte County Family YMCA
This person will be responsible
for the supervision of the facili-
ty & staff, development of
youth & family programming,
and be a leader in community
development. Must be an "out
of the box" thinker that will
bring the core values of the
YMCA to all programs generat-
ed from this branch. This per-
son should hold a 2 or 4 yr
degree in a related field of
health, wellness, fitness, PE.
Experience of 3-5 yrs manage-
ment, programming a plus,
community involvement a prior-
ity. YMCA membership. No
medical benefits.
Send resumes to wschumach-
er@charlottecountyymca.com

PERSON NEEDED alone or
w/one child under 12yrs, to take
care of 2 girls 4 & 7 yrs old. In
exchange for rent or 2B/2B town-
house in Englewood. Must clean,
cook, wash & iron daily for the
house next to the rental, Utilities
and Electric is not included or
may be negotiated. For info
please call 941-284-6649 cell
941-255-9921
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
WANTED: Private Duty care
giver, Sat. or Sun. Day hrs. PC
area. Top pay. email
annie78@earthlink.net


2100 GENERAL

ANSWERING SERVICE has after-
noon & midnite shifts aval. must be
aval. weekends apply at 17776 Tole-
do BI. Blvd. PC. NO CALLS PLS
CAMP COUNSELORS, PT for
Arcadia Parks & Rec. Dept. now
accepting applications. We are
looking for a few teenagers who
would be good role models for
our youth. Apply @ Speer Rec.
Center 185 W. Winifred St. M-F
8am-4pm $7.21 per hr. Deadline
4/22/09 863-494-2000
Cleaning Person.
PT AM & Some Eves
Upscale Private Club in Engle-
wood Area. Bkgrnd Check &
DFWP. Fax Experience to:
941-697-6544
DELIVERY DRIVERS
Steady Work, No CDL Req'd,
Apply in Person:
Sheckler Produce
3037 S McCall Rd
Englewood, next to Walmart
DO YOU HAVE 10 hours a week
to turn into $3,255 mo.? Operate
mini office outlet from home.
www.togoodhealth.info
EARN $3200/MONTH
PROCESS HUD REFUNDS
PT/FT, HUD-INFO-HOTLINE
941-556-1300
MAINTENANCE PERSON: PT
for Ig. manufactured home
comm. General knowledge of
building maint. req. Carpentry,
plumbing, swimming pool & elec.
exp. a plus. DFWP 941-625-3130
or fax resume to: 941-625-5750
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
OWN A COMPUTER ? PUT IT
TO WORK. Up to $1500 -
$7500/mo PT/FT Free info!
www.Benefitsfromhome.com
PEST CONTROL TECH
Salary + Commission, Benefits,
Need good driving record.
Econo Pest Control, 3790 N.
Access Rd., Eng. Apply in per-
son M-F 8-5 941-474-0937
RESIDENT SERVICE COORDI-
NATOR, 16 hrs weekly. 1 Day a
week & weekends. Arcadia 863-
491-4008 DFWP EOE
ROUTE DRIVER
Are you looking to work for a
National Company with full bene-
fits, potential bonus with a guar-
antee of 40 hours a week plus
overtime? Must be 21+, hard
working and able to lift 1501bs.
Hazmat and CDL a PLUS.
Please fax resume to
941-833-0499 or
Apply in person:
3769 Acline Rd.
Punta Gorda, FL
No Phone Calls please!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Florida Frontier Days
The Museum Society is seeking
volunteers for the 13th Annual
Florida Frontier Days.
The festival is May 7, 8, and 9
at beautiful Bayshore Live Oak
Park on Charlotte Harbor.
Please contact the Charlotte
County Historical Center at
(941)-629-7278 to help out.
You'll have a great time!
WEED EATERS, Must have 5 yrs.
experience w/ commercial prop-
erty & valid DL & Clean criminal
record. DFWP (810)-691-5772

2110 PARTTIME/
TEMPORARY

ASSEMBLERS- 100 WORKERS
needed- Assemble crafts, wood
items Materials provided. To
$480+ wk. Free info pkg 24 hr.
801-4284893
HELP WANTED to trim bushes
most Saturdays, 4-5 hours. Depend-
able. 941468-1605 aft. 4pm.

2120 POSITION/
JOB WANTED

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Let US help YOU!!
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& in print for 28 days!
Some restrictions do apply.


30 YRS TELECOMMUNICA-
TIONS. Need F/T job. Computer
repair. Electro-mechanical skills.
Customer Service. Honest and
Dependable. 941-214-0805
ADMINISTRATIVE ASST. needs
job. Quick Books, Excel, etc. 30
yrs. Exp. 863-414-3527
ADMINISTRATIVE/SALES
ASSIST. w/ over 15 yrs exp. Call
Cheryl at 941-375-6915


BOOKKEEPER seeking P/T
work. Dependable. Quickbooks,
Excel, proficient (941)474-5724
CDL CLASS A Driver, Experi-
enced needs job. Call 352-246-
6650.
CLASS A CDL driver looking for
any type of work. Phone 941-815-
4191
CLERICAL/BOOKKEEPING/
MAILOUT work PT needed. Very
experienced! Call 941-626-6150


2120 POSITION/
JOB WANTED

COMMERCIAL ELECTRICIAN,
Exp. looking for new Company.
Call Ed (941)-716-3990
CONSTR/REPAIR ORIENTED
person, out of work Elec. Help me
keep my home. 941423-2096
EXECUTIVE CHEF needs work
941-429-2657 leave msg
Culinary degrees and experience.
HVAC-R TECH with 11 years
experience. 787-356-6302 Pro-
fessional hard worker.
I am a CNA/HHA looking to be a
great asset to you and your fami-
ly. 15 years of experience with ref-
erences if needed. Please call
863-944-3061
I NEED A JOB! 25yrs. Cust. Svc.
Exp. Fast Learner, Prof,computer
skills,errands,etc. 941-255-2196
I NEED a job! Exp. in retail, cust.
service, housekeeping, dietary.
Jane 941-429-8337 before 4pm.
I'M LOOKING FOR any job
$7.50+/hr. Looking for F/T or
P/T (941)237-8501
I'M LOOKING for any job.
$7.25+ an hour. P/T or F/T.
shawn_dano@yahoo.com
LICENSED CAM with property
management experience. 941-
661-0638
MARKETING/SALES PROF
15 yrs experience
Phone (727) 385-1271
OPERATOR/CDL A. Needs
work. Experienced. 941-628-
0403
RETAIL, HORTICULTURE back-
ground. Reliable. Jane 941-429-
8337 before 4pm
RETAIL/FOOD SRV, 15 yrs exp.
Reliable. Needs work.
kateschultz2001@yahoo.com
SMALL OFFICE PERSON:
phone, filing, Quickbooks. Honest
& dependable 941-743-2585
YOU WANT ME! Exp: Food ser-
vice, Office/Phones & Cust ser-
vice
Shift Mgr. 941 313 6861


3000


NOTICES

3010 ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANN & RON Skow are retiring!
Come to the celebration at Gar-
den Elementary on Center Rd.
May 20th at 4:00pm. Call
Gabrielle 0' Berry for details
(941)475-0042

ATTENTION:
SUN
NEWSPAPER
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
23170 Harborview Rd.
941-206-1000
To Place a Classified ad
please call Toll Free:
866-463-1638

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

Adorable Tasha.
Stretch & Relax Therapy
941-497-1307
ALONE?
SENIORS DATING BUREAU!
SAFEST since 1977!
(Ages 45-90)
1-800-922-4477
24 hours. or log on to:
www.RespectedDating.com
Relaxation with
STACEY Call For Specials
out calls after 5pm
941-237-1157
TAMMI
1/2 HR. SPECIAL
(941)-623-8081
DIAMOND'S BACK
GFE
941-467-5989


3020 PERSONALS 5000


SWF, 64, non-smoker, 5'6,
135LBS health conscious inde-
pendent, sincere, easy going &
sports minded, likes the simple
things in life. Looking for a Man
with same interesets, age 65-74.
941-979-9144
NEED A SOOTHING TOUCH?
1 Price Special. P.C. Location.
(941)-554-7141

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.com/pharmacy

3070 BURIAL LOTS/CRYPTS

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

3090 LOST & FOUND

FOUND CAT in the Peachland
Hallcrest PC area. Declawed
female, orange w/ medium to
long hair. Call 941-613-0246
FOUND CD CASE On Heron
Rd. in S. Venice. Full of CD's.
Call 941-780-3936 to describe
FOUND cell phone, Blackberry,
Guild St., Pt. Charlotte. Must
describe. 627-4466
FOUND DOG: Catahoula.
Found in Washington Loop.
Call 941-505-0973
FOUND STAFFORDSHIRE Bull
Terrier, dark color, M, PC vicinity
CVS/Midway/Eagle. 626-7436
FOUND, black pit bull mix puppy
approx 6 mos. Englewood area.
please call 941- 623-5120 before
I fall in love & won't give him back.
GRANDPARENTS PLEA, Please
return. Sony camera & case left
at Chadwick Park Pier at Engle-
wood Bch on Sat Apr 11.
REWARD or Remove and return
memory stick 941-661-5745
LOST BLACK CAT, white spot
under chin, bushy tail $100.
REWARD 941-485-6019
LOST CAT, BLACK FEMALE OFF
EDGEWATER DR & YUCATAN
CIRCLE. REWARD 941-916-1098
LOST CAT: female Bangle
Lepard, young, red collar &
tag. S. Venice, Crocus Rd.
area. Missing lwk.
941-486-1511 Days
LOST CAT: Female Siamese
w/ stump tail, blue collar,
blue eyes, Lost S. Venice
area near Kimball Missing
week. 941-492-6353 or
445-2077 Cell
LOST CAT: MALE Tabby
Looks like Morris the cat.
Blue collar, Lost on 4/8 in PG
Isles. near Whipporwill. found
found found
LOST CAT: PERSIAN Blue
Cream color(grey/lt. orange)
Female, spayed, 13yrs old,
tounge hangs out. Answers to
Daisy lost near Palmetto Dr.
in S. Venice. 941-497-0198
LOST DOG:
6 Year Old Chihuahua
Wed. 4/8/09
Near Ultramarine Lane
Please call 941-769-3100
LOST: DOG Min Pincher
Brown, seen Near Stoner Rd.
in Englewood being picked up
by Red Dodge Durango.
Answers to Whiskey. PIs call
kids are HEARTBROKEN.
REWARD! 941-416-2548 or
223-3380
LOST: DOG Tan & White
Stafford shire, Bullterrier Pit-
bull mix, near W. Tarpon &
Orange in Pt. Charlotte.
Please call 941-763-9065


4000


FINANCIAL


4080 LOANS / MORTGAGES

Seniors, FREE WORKSHOP
Breakfast will be provided,
Bring a friend!
Get the facts about how you can
turn the equity in your home into
cash while still living there.
Thursday April 16th at 9am, at
the Cultural Center in P.C.
Learn the benifts of a
Reverse Mortgage.
*Tax free cash
* No monthly payments
* No credit/income qualifing
*You retain ownership

FHA insured/HUD guarnteed.
Must be 62 years or older.
Please RSVP or call for
consultation 941-815-1726
LoanWell America


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.
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.

5053 COMPUTER SERVICE

*1A+ COMPUTER REPAIR &
TUTOR... INYOUR HOIE
Reasonable & Prompt!
Sr. Disc. 941-615-7888
Computer Problems?
FLAT RATES. Free Pickup &
Delivery. 941.815.3971
MOBILE COMPUTER repairs,
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

5055 COURIER/TAXI

LINCOLN LIMO SERVICE
Best prices in Town!
Airports, etc.(781)-244-2831

5060 DOMESTIC
CLEANING SERVICES

FINE HOUSE Cleaning Service
Experienced Free Quotes.
Call Anna (941)-426-0126
SYLVIA S CLEANING SERVICE
Family operated since 1995
One call we do it all Residential,
Spring, Comm., & Windows
(941)-2234216 or 493-3173
Tammy's Cleaning Svc. Weekly,
bi-weekly, monthly, move-in,
move-out. Residential, sm. busi-
ness. Free estimate 941-256-6890

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.
CARPENTRY* TILE* PAINTING
FORCLOSURE SPECIAL
Lic/ns/Refs Steven 941-626-4178
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./lns.
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
WINDOW REPLACEMENT
Update your windows or Impact
windows. Lic. and Insured. Free
estimtes. ph: 941467-6515

5110 LAWN/GARDEN &TREE


*MARK DOUGLAS*
LAWN CARE
Mowing, Edging, Pruning, Land-
scaping, Tree Trimming, Season-
al, Annual, Odd Jobs!
Call 941-234-2486
OTLPROmAWN CARL\
Now accepting new accts
Nokomis, Ven & Island. Li
&Ins. For exc. lawn car
Call 4884462


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5110 LAWN/GARDEN &TREE

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 Mom & Son
Reasonable rate. Wkly/Mth
941-258-0124 OR 258-2455
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
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
ResidentiaVCommercial
15% Disc. Visa/mc/disc accepted
941-815-8184
AAA00101254


6000







MERCHANDISE

MERCHANDISE
GARAGE SALES
6001 Arcadia
6002 Englewood
6003 Lake Suzy
6004 Nokomis
6005 North Port
6006 Pt. Charlotte
6007 Punta Gorda
6008 Rotonda
6009 Sarasota
6010 South Venice
6011 Venice
6012 Out Of Area
6015 Flea Market
6020 Auctions
6025 Arts & Crafts
6027 Dolls
6030 Household
Goods
6040 TV/Stereo/Radio
6060 Computer Equip
6065 Clothing/
Jewelry
6070 Antiques/
Collectibles
6075 Fruits/Veges
6090 Musical
6095 Medical
6100 Health/
Beauty
6110 Trees &
Plants
6120 Baby Items
6125 Golf
Accessories
6128 Exercise/
Fitness
6130 Sporting
Goods
6131 Firearms
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

D FRI. & SAT. Estate Sale
1960 Oregon Tril. comer of
Placida, bldg 3 unit, 2A 2nd floor,
Ashley funiture, living rm din., TVs,
stackable W/D, patio set, cookware
& linens.
FRI.,SAT. & SUN? 8am-?
I0I 30 Old Englewood Rd.
Huge Garage Sale: Antiques
& Collectable Treasures.
Furn. glassware, vintage cloth-
ing costume jewelry, toys, pot-
tery, artwork & many more items
to numerous to mention.

6004 NOKOMIS/OSPREY
GARAGE SALES

m-SAT., 8AM-?, 205 Millet PI.
(Sorrento East) Canoe, sofa


& love seat, recliner, household
items, tools, electronics, bikes,
golf clubs & MORE!!

6005 NORTH PORT AREA
GARAGE SALES

-]THURS., FRI., SAT., 8-12,
2892 Crane (off Cranber-
ry) MOVING TAG SALE!
Home contents in and out.
Furn., Appl., Tools and much
more.


6006 PT. CHARLOTTE
GARAGE SALES

D SAT., 10AM-3PM,
4868 Tamiami Trail, River of
Life, Rummage, Jewelry Sale, Car
Wash

6007 PUNTA GORDA AREA
GARAGE SALES

-FRI. APRIL 17, 8-12 &
SAT., April 18, 8-10. 833
Via Formia. ESTATE SALE assist-
ed by the Isles Girls & Guys. Dir:
Aqui Esta, R on Magdelina, L on
Via Tripoli, R on Mineo, R on Via
Formia. 1 reg. bedrm set, 1 Qn
bedrm, 1 antique bedrm set,
antique table/chairs, dining rm
set & server, leather recliner, kit.
set, 2 desks, Wedgewood dishes
& garage misc.
WED.-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

-SAT & SUN 8:30-?
607 Garden Rd
MULTIFAMILY Alittle bit of every-
thing. From children to adult, etc
-SAT., 8am-2pm, 2619
Dawn Rd. MOVING SALE!
Household Items, Tools, & MORE!
-SATURDAY 8AM-?
1126 W BAFFIN
Furn., Biker leathers, race car
bed, Misc. household items.
D SATURDAY 9-3
871 DARWIN RD off Semi-
nole, ESTATE SALE FURNITURE,
TOOLS, CLOTHING & MORE!

6011 VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES

-WED. thru SUN., 10am-
5pm, 1250 41 Bypass
South. KING SOLOMON'S TREA-
SURES. Cecile's Sheets, ETC.
Final Sale. Sewing machines.
941-493-7166

6012 GARAGE SALES

SSAT. 8-NOON, 516 Con-
stance Rd. S. V., tools, lawn-
mower, clothes, books, household
items, games to much to mention.

6020 AUCTIONS

ESTA TE
AUCTION


Antique/modern furniture, estate
gold diamond and silver jewelry.
GAR military medals, etc.
SeeWebsite For Photos
www.sarasota
auction.com
Preview 4PMDay OfSale

Sarasota
Auction
625 N. Trail, Nokomis
Jeff Carlson Auctioneer
AB896, AU1299
13% BP, Cash, Chk, CC
941-485-3141

VISIT THE VENICE AUCTION
EVERY THURSDAY AT 5:00PM
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 DISNEY'S
11 different ones. $5.00 each
941-889-7592

6030 HOUSEHOLD GOODS

A FURNITURE SHOPPE M-F 104
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

AIR PURIFIERS (4) Slant/Fin
Puri-Clear 55. retails $42-$63 ea.
NIB $110 all. 941-769-0828
BED, QUEEN Mattress and Box.
Brand New will sell $175. Local
941-629-5550 or 941-456-5555.
Also have KING.
BAR STOOLS, 2 red leather top
$25 each. 941-661-8480
BARSTOOLS (3) New, Metal,
24" $165/all (941)-625-6536
BEDROOM SET, Qn, w/dresser,
mirror, 2 nights stands, ivory
color. $250. **Sold in 1 Day!!**
BED Mattress/Box. New- will sell
$100. Local 941-629-5550/941-
456-5555.
BED FRAME, Thomasville wood


Queen w/Serta pillow top mat-
tress $450./obo 941-763-9289
BED, King, mattress & 2 box
springs. No frame. Very good
cond. $75. 941-769-0828
BED, MURPHY QN.
Size NEW Custom Built,
White Raised Panel Doors.
Delivered & Installed. $1295
941-493-3954
BED, Pillowtop, King. $180.00
941-698-1911


6030 HOUSEHOLD GOODS



BED: Murphy, King size, bare-
ly used. White pannel doors,
matt. incl. Must pick up.
$2100. (941)-497-6759
BEDRM SUITE, MSTR King, living
room set, rear proj. big screen tv,
queen bed, and computer furniture.
Priced to move. (941)457-0865.
BEDROOM SET, 7 piece, plus
bedding. $400.sold sold sold
BEDROOM SET, Queen bed
w/mattr., 7 drawer dresser
w/mirror, set $100. Twin Beds
oak hdbrd. w/mattr. $75 for both.
Wicker sofa Hide-a-bed, $75. All
in exc. cond. (941)-423-4156
CEDAR CHEST, LANE with
cushion top. $250.00/obo (941)-
763-9289
CHAIR & OTTOMAN Mauve
$35; Antique sewing cabinet $25;
Rattan Breakfast set 48" glass
top $145; Tiki Hut Aquariam $75;
(941)-662-0063
CHAIR ROCKS, ANTIQUE, $95
941-613-2199
CHAIRS, 2 pink swivel, $75, PIC-
TURES, 1 Ig & 2 sm FI style.
$50. sold sold sold
CHAIRS, 4 wood, white with light
oak seats.VGC $30. Rotonda
309-224-1406
CHANDELIER, Royce Lighting,
gold frame, cut glass panels,
Brand NIB $30. 941-769-0828
CHINA, CROWN VICTORIA
"lovelace" $250/obo 941-763-
9289
COFFEE MAKER, Keurig, many
extra's, $99 obo. Call 941-830-
1350.
COFFEE TABLE, metal & slate
and 2 end tables, $150 obo. Call
941-830-1350.
COT, FOLDING, twin size. Rarely
used. Very clean. $50. (941)-629-
0582
COUCH & CHAISE LOUNGE Ex.
cond. Cream color $400.
(941)-441-8997
COUCH & LOVESEAT Palm tree
print. $500; Qn Sofa sleeper &
love seat $375 (941)-429-9393
COUCH, 87", 2 months old. Neu-
tral color. $275. obo (863)-494-
9029
COUCH, Love Seat, Rocker
all Recliners. Good Condition!
$125. OBO 941-246-6245
COUCH, love seat, rocker,
all recliners. Good condition
$125. OBO 941-426-6245
DESK, OAK COLOR, 5 drawers,
like new $50. 941-661-8480
DINETTE SET w/ 4 chairs,
wood, white & maple. Can deliver
in PC. $125 (216)-780-4308
DINETTE TABLE w/fold out
leaves & 4 chairs wood &
wrought iron $75. 941-426-2116
DINING ROOM TABLE, 1 leaf, 6
chairs, light wood. $300. Match-
ing hutch $200. (941)-423-2773
DINING ROOM table, Glass with
4 colored chairs. $175. obo 941-
628-9280
DINING ROOM- Table 48 x 36
with butterfly leaf $50. 286-1170
$50.
DINING SET Pecan Broyhill table,
leaf, 6 chairs, hutch, buffet. $595
MUST SELL!! 941-629-7880.
DINING TABLE, OAK GRAIN
54X42. $100. VERY GOOD CON-
DITION. 941-492-7198
DINING, MASSIVE**GLASS, 6CH
$499.00 941-6981911
DRESSER TRIPLE w/mirror, 5
drawer chest, nightstand, solid
maple. $350. Brass bed frame,
Ethan Allen, $500. 941423-2773


DRESSER, LARGE, 9 drawer
w/mirror $75, Wood drum table
$50, Fancy hanging mirror $50,
End table $25. obo
*GREAT BARGINS*
941-286-9573
DRESSER, LG. w 2 night stands
$120; Lg. Apt refrigerator $60;
Fold a Bed. $60.: Night stand
$30 (941)-539-6498
DRESSER, NITE STAND, mirror.
Light color. Nice. $55. 941-625-
3569
DRESSER, THOMASVILLE with
3 section mirrors, end table
$250.00/obo (941)-763-9289
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HEADBOARD w/storage comrn-
part. King-sz. wood & frame,cus-
tom built $250. (941)-505-8587
HURRICANE STORM PANELS
forty 8' X 15" panels top bottom
track $400. (603)-742-6894
KITCHEN SET, 4 chairs on
rollers & rock, 1 leaf. $200.


(941)423-2773
LINGERIE CHEST, of drawers
Bob Timberlake Antique
$250.00/obo (941)-763-9289
LIVING ROOM- Matching sofa,
love seat, chair & ottoman. Very
pretty Fla. style upholstery. Will
include large framed painting.
$600. takes all. (941)-637-1842
LOVE SEAT, 64x34, pastel col-
ors, exc. cond. $130. (941)-766-
8268


6030 HOUSEHOLD GOODS

LOVE SEAT, GREEN, pink and
beige colors $35. Good cond.
941-661-8480
MASSAGE CHAIR, full body,
leather,remote, less than 1 yr old.
Asking $1500. 941-475-8012
MATTRESS, PILLOW top queen
box spring & frame $200/obo
941-763-9289
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941-486-8590

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PANTRY RACK, Door Mount,
White Wire, 19Wx72H, 8 shelf,
$20., 941-505-8174


PATIO SET WHITE FIBERGLASS
Wicker Table, in/outdoor 5FT.oval
w/glass top, 4 chairs, tropical
cushions & matching enterge.
$500. (941)-624-3930
PATIO TABLE/CHAIRS $35.
941-613-2199
PIGGY BANK, very large solid
brass. Great conversation piece
$50. 941-769-0828
RUG, 9X12 Pottery Barn Wool
Good cond. Deep red w/green &
gold. $300 (941)-916-9206
SHELL WINDOW SCARF hold-
ers. 4 pair (8 Total) $30. 941-
475-0176/Nancy
SOFA green like new, 91" long
will help to deliver. $165 941-
624-5893
SOFA SLEEPER, light colored, &
Chair, $150. for both. Call for
appt. (941)-473-9541
SOFA, LIGHT color floral, $200.
Coffee table, $60., matching end
table $40. Desk, small, maple.
$45. (941)-423-2773
SOFA- Home theater style, dou-
ble recliner w/ center storage
section. Less then 2 yrs. old.
Sage green micro fiber. Like new
cond! Was $1,100. new. Sell for
$575. obo (941)-266-2100
TABLE Walnut, 6'L 2'W w/two 2'
drops, great sewing or craft
table, $75 obo. 941-830-1350.
TAN MICROFIBER rocker recliner
$125.,like new, Coffee tble- rod iron,
oak & glass $50.941-706-7003
TV, 20" PANASONIC w/stand
$45/obo. 941-763-9289
UMBRELLA, Aluminum, Outdoor
Laundry. Used 1 month. $15.00
SOLD SOLD
WALL LIGHT FIXTURE, 3 lamp,
BRAND NEW Gorgeous, cost
$245, sell $100. 941-769-0828
WALL SCONCE, 5 tier crystal ,
$250.00/obo 941-763-9289
WALL SCONCES for exterior.
(side of garage) Never installed.
$120/pr. 941-769-0828

6040 TV/STEREO/RADIO

8 TRACK TAPE/radio/record
player w/approx. 20 8 tracks.
$100/ALL 941-475-0176/Nancy
CD'S, (78) All popular Rock &
Roll, etc. Exc. cond. $300/all.
FOR LIST 941-769-0828
CD'S, AC/DC, (3): Live Double &
Single, Back in Black. Pristine.
$12. 941-769-0828
CDS, B-52: (3) Whammy, Self
Titled & Love Shack (has some
scratches)$10/all 941-769-0828
CD-S, B.B. KING, (4) 20th. Cent.
Millenum, Ridin With The King, etc
$14/all. 941-769-0828
CD'S, BEATLES: Revolver & Self
Titled. CD's in pristine cond. $8.
Call 941-769-0828
CD'S, Classical, Orchestra, Old
Masters & others. (66), perfect
cond. $150/all 941-769-0828
CD'S, CREED: My Own Prison,
Human Clay & Weathered. Perfect
cond. $12/all 941-769-0828
CD'S, CROSBY, STILLS, NASH &
YOUNG, (4) all classics, pristine.
$15/all SOLD!!!
CD'S, Elton John (4) All Great
Ones! Perfect condition. $18 for
all. 941-769-0828
CD'S, JAZZ Miles Davis, Chris
Isaak, others (9). Perfect cond.
$40. all. 941-769-0828
CD'S, Led Zeppelin, (2) Remas-
tered Part II & Self Titled. Exc.
$8/both. 941-769-0828


CD'S, Meatloaf, (4) Bat Out Of
Hell, LIVE etc. Exc. cond. $15/all.
941-769-0828
CD'S, Melissa Etheridge, (5) Best
Titles. Perfect condition. $18/all.
941-769-0828
CD'S, Ozzy Obsourne, (4) The
Ozzman Cometh, Black Rain etc.
Exc. $20. 941-769-0828
CD'S, PEARL JAM (5) Self Titled,
Ten, Riot Act & Lost Dogs (2).
Pristine $20 941-769-0828


6040TV/STEREO/RADIO 6060 COMPUTER EQUIPMENT


CD'S, PINK FLOYD, (8): The Wall
20th. Anniv., Dark Side of the
Moon, etc. $40. 941-769-0828
CD'S, RADIO HEAD, (2) Pablo
Honey & 2000 Collection. Pris-
tine. $8.00. 941-769-0828
CD'S, Rob Zombie, (2) Zombie
Live & Best of Rob Zombie. Exc.
cond. $8/both. 941-769-0828
CD'S, ROLLING STONES (11)
25th Ann. (7), Fourty Licks (2)
Best Ballads (2) $60 769-0828
CD'S, RUSH (6) A Farewll to
Kings, All The Worlds A Stage etc.
Pristine. $28. 941-769-0828
CD'S, SARAH McLACHLAN, (4:
Touch, Afterglow etc. Pristine
condition. $20/all 941-769-0828
CD'S, SHERYL CROW (3) Great-
est Hits, Tues. Night Music Club,
etc. $15. 941-769-0828
CD'S, Shinedown, (2) Us & Them
& Leave A Whisper. Exc.cond.
$8/both. 941-769-0828
CD'S, Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Tom
Jones, Streisand (9) Perfect
cond. $40./all 941-769-0828

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HDTV, 52", exc. picture. 2yr,
4"crack on screen, $275. 941-
698-1911
MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS on CD.
35 desirable titles in perfect cond
$150 all List? 941-769-0828
SPEAKERS, FISHER Two floor
three way speakers $40.
***SOLD!!****
SPEAKERS, DCM (2) KX series,
black. $125 OBO
Darlene 941488-2849
SPEAKERS, RSHACK MC500,
BS size, 8 ohm, Walnut veneer,
GC, $20., 941-505-8174
STEREO COMPONANT- Sony
500-watt w/huge Pioneer 3-way
speakers & JBL Sub woofer. Old
school system for sound enthusi-
asts. $2,000. invested. Swipe it
all for $600. obo (941)-266-2100
STEREO EQUALIZER, TEAC
EQA180, Rack Size, LN, $30.,
941-505-8174
TV, 27" Emerson, 4yrs old
$60.00 941-473-8379
TV, 36" SONY Trinitron & 4
HEAD VCR excellent PIC $200.00
OBO 941-391-5573
TV, 47" Samsung projection,
owner's manual + remote $350
OBO 941-423-8988
TV, 52" HITACHI in excellent
condition! $250. ***SOLD!!***
TV/REMOTE, 24" Toshiba &
stand $35. 941-763-9289
TV/VCR COMBO, SYMPHONIC
13 Inch CRT, with remote, $10,
941-505-8174

6060 COMPUTER EQUIPMENT

CD ROM, Click Art "Click Edit"
for Win 95/98/NT & later. BRAND
NIB $5.00 941-769-0828
CD ROM, Point & Speak, recog-
nition program, brand new, Win
95/98/NT $5.00 941-769-0828
CD-ROMS, SIGN LANGUAGE (3)
Mexican American, for Win
95/98 +later $15 941-769-0828
COMPUTER, 700mhz, 192mb
ram, 6.4gb, monitor, spkrs. cd-rw
Win XP $100.OBO 941-697-4355
COMPUTER, DELL LAPTOP
Wireless, XP, 2005, Pentium M,
$200. 954-394-1370
COMPUTER- 500MHz 256mb
Ram 6.4gb, HD monitor speakers
Win XP $80.OBO 941-697-4355
COMPUTERS: DESKTOPS &
laptops, printers, 4-in-1, UPS
units, mostly HP, Dell & Brother
941-270-1524


DAVE IN-HOUSE-OFFICE com-
puter repair, set-up Serving Char-
lotte Co. 9+ years 941-629-6337
DESK AND CHAIR Set, Five Pc
Bush, All Oak, Call for pic, GC,
$125. 941-505-8174
LAPTOP TOSHIBA 17" CD, DVD,
CDRW Everything incl. lyr old
$700 (941)-625-5355
LAPTOP, COMPAQ PRESARIO
Windows Me, DVD drive. $65.
941-204-2282
LAPTOP, Compaq, Presario
2100. $325.00
Call Alan @ 941-284-0414
MODEMS, Sprint DSL #SP-645R-
Al-DHCP-0105. Brand NIB (2)
$20/ea. 941-769-0828
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SCANNER NIB Twain Scan 600
III EP Plus, color, Windows 95/NT
& later. $20. 941-769-0828
SPEAKERS, YAMAHA Powered
Multi Media Speakers $30.
941-240-6380
TV CONVERTER, VGA PC,
Grandtec Ultimate GWB-4000,
Wired/Wireless,$40, 505-8174

6065 CLOTHING/JEWELRY

CLOTHES BARGAIN! Rack of
new/lk new jackets/tops/ skirts
All $75 obo (941)-766-9598
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
LADIES TOPS, Harley Davidson.
(4) good cond. 1 new. Sz. M.
Email photos $20 941-769-0828
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

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
FIGURINES- Occupied Japan
china, 1940's-1950's. $5 $10.
941-462-0903
NASCAR Winston Cup Series
25th Anniversary. Tin w/matches,
unused. $13. 941-769-0828
VICTROLA, Antique Works
great. $450 or trade for mobility
scooter. 941-244-2944
CHINA CABINET, ANTIQUE,
has marquetry, dental border,
tapered fluted legs, lovely piece
Only $275. 941-505-1769
DECANTER, Jim Beam col-
lectible, 1913 Model T Ford. No
booze. Exc. $50. 941-769-0828
PHONE, Wall, Jim Beam col-
lectible Decanter. 1907. No
booze. Exc. $22. 941-769-0828
PHONE, Decanter Candlestick,
Jim Beam Collect. 1897 No
booze. Exc. $30. 941-769-0828


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PIGGY BANK, very large solid
brass. Great conversation piece
$50. 941-769-0828

6090 MUSICAL

D
2007 Korg Keyboard, PA50
Professional Arranger. $650.
(941)-391-6075
ACCORDION, PierMaria Midi J-
Series, hand made reeds, full size
$1000. (941)-391-6075
BASS AMP,, Hartke 500 watt
410" XL cabinet & 115" XL cabi-
net, like new, $700 (941)-764-
1795
BEGINNING PIANO Lessons For
Adults, 1699, Englwd. 45 min./$20
9414686899
GUITAR, Fender, Squire Strat
w/ 15g Amp and stand. Great
Shape $125. 941-624-3515
ORGAN, LOWERY, ex.cond.
dbl. keyboard, plays multi/instr.
$2500. 941-480-1332
ORGAN, Wurlitzer Omega,
double keyboard, Leslie speak-
ers. roll top, matching bench.
Excellent. $425. (941)460-8599
ORGAN, WURLITZER, Model
4420 $75.00 obo 941-625-7900
PIANO, BALDWIN Acrosonic
w/bench, med wood, exc. cond.
$800. 941-473-2124 Engle.
PIANO, STORY&CLARK, spinet,
dark wood, good cond. $499.
(941)-637-6358

6095 MEDICAL

AIR PURIFIERS (4) Slant/Fin
Puri-Clear 55. retails $42-$63 ea.
NIB $110 all. 941-769-0828
BACK CHAIR MASSAGER
w/heat, HOMEDICS. Good cond.
Works very well. $10. 769-0828
BODY MAT, Massaging Conair
"Body Benefits". Used IX,
w/instructions $25. 769-0828
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GOLDEN TECH. EZ-cab lift chair
in blue. $300/obo. 941-743-
7051
RAMP FOR wheelchair or scoot-
er. Portable. Alum. Pd $1300 ask-
ing $775/obo. (941)-475-3639
SCOOTER HAULER, Electric, BY
HARMAR. $475. FIRM. 941-625-
8282
TRAVEL SCOOTER GO GO 3
wheel. Brand new Comes apart in
4 pcs. $375. (941)-766-0790
TRAVEL SCOOTER, Merits 4
wheel, new batt this wk. $375.
Elec. lift avail. $125. (941)-766-
0790
WHEELCHAIR 20", alum.
portable ramp, 3 wheel walker.
$425/all. (941)474-7387

6100 HEALTH/BEAUTY

HEPA AIR Cleaner, Honeywell
with extra filter $40.00 (941)-
6274619)

6110TREES & PLANTS

PRIVACY HEDGE, Vibumum 1 gal.
containers, $2.75 & up. Hong Kong
Orchids, Pobciana. 941-488-7291

6120 BABY ITEMS

BED, WHITE W/MATT. Drawer
rolls underneath, changes to
youth. $65. 941-625-3569
BREAST PUMPS, 2 Evenflo
Complete. $15.00
941-623-5134
CLOTHES, $1+, Girl 4/5, boy
2/3, maternity s/m, deluxe
stroller, toys, dolls 426-1202
CRIB BEDDING, Classic Pooh,
8 pieces, $30.00
941-623-5134
CRIB, WHITE, New condition,
Barely used. Asking $55.
Phone (941)625-6909
CRIB-TODDLER BED, JENNY
LIND Excel cond. used 6 weeks,
all linens.***** SOLD******
GLIDER, DUAL, LXI, Graco, Ex
Cond, Storage, Black w/Tan $50.
obo. 941-875-0314
HIGH CHAIR, EVENFLO, Excel-
lent condition. Adjustable legs, 2
trays. $40. 941-635-3569
MATTRESS, (SIMMONS) for
Changing Table, w/strap, Ex
Cond. $10 941-875-0314
STROLLER, EXC. COND. Color
for boy or girl. $45. 941-625-
3569

6125 GOLF ACCESSORIES


CLUBS, WILSON & bag. Extra
clubs, balls & tees.$125
Call Alan @ 941-284-0414
GOLF BALLS, EXPERIENCED,
Assorted. Tub of 200 for $40.
(941) 255-1054
GOLF CART, Thoroughbred, 3
yrs old. 4 seats, like new, asking
$4,000. (941)475-8012
GOLF CLUBS, Ladies
w/bag $120
941493-3851


6125 GOLF ACCESSORIES

HYPER X 460 Driver, Callaway
Like new. RH R Flex 10* head-
cover $120. 941488-7774

6128 EXERCISE / FITNESS

ALPINE CLIMBER #CSA E-502,
very good condition. $50. 941-
769-0828
BAG & STAND, CENTURY HEAVY
LIKE NEW. $99. 941-258-1722
EXERCISE MACHINE PRO, $95
941-613-2199
ROW MACHINE, Deluxe fully
equipped. $125. OBO 941-423-
8988
WEIGHT BENCH, Large size.
straight & curl bar. 185 Ib
weights. $75. 941-626-1562

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
ARCADE & PINBALL Machines
Buying, Selling & Trading Please
call for info 863-558-0198
CIVIL WAR, WWII Guns, Swords,
Daggers, etc. Wanted. Paying
up to $900 for G.I. 45's &
German Lugers
(941)705-5145
COMPOUND BOW Bear
Kodiak Express. $125.
941-493-3851
DIVING. BUOYANCY CONTROL
DEV. LARGE SIZE A.P VALVES.
$150. 941-258-1722
POOL TABLE 8' Regulation,
great cond, $500.00
Call 941-815-8386
POOL TABLE, 8' regulation,
exc. cond. $500.
941-380-3026
SCUBA EQUIPMENT, Dry suit, L
size $170, incl. bag and fins.
941-258-1722
SCUBA EQUIPMENT. Dry suit, L
size, $170, incl. bag and fins.
941-258-1722

6131 FIREARMS

16 GAUGE BOLT action w/chock
$150. 20 gage S/W pump
$200., 12 gage semi auto.
w/chock $250., 223 stainless
semi auto rifle w/scope $400.
(941)-456-0083
44 MANUM TMC arms, holster &
ammo. exc. cond. $499/obo.
Venice, Cell, 614-946-2315
FLORIDA CONCEALED
Weapons Permit Class
(941)697-1885

Mini 14 Preban 1979, all stain-
less steel, folding stock, $800.
firm 941-889-7239
NORINCO AK47, MINT COND.
$1400. (941-380-3026
RIFLE, 357 Lever Action, 36"
w/plastic case. $300. obo.
* *SOLD!**
RUGER, new model Super Black
Hawk, 44 mag. 7.5" $475. 941-
830-1133 or 941- 276-1232.
Smith & Wesson 44 magnum,
holster, Better than New!
$700.00 941-276-1067
TAURUS Single action Cowboy,
357 magnum, Bright SS. LNIB,
$395. (941)-460-1566
WANTED: 22 or 30 caliber lever
or semiauto rifle.
941-875-9590 9-11 am

6135 BICYCLES/
TRICYCLES
BIKE, THREE WHEEL,
completely reconditioned, $160.
***SOLD!!***
BIKE, 3-WHEEL, Trailmate Joy
Rider, $300. (941)475-3329
BIKES (2) Like new, Magna 18
speed, mountain type. $125.
941-276-1956
Bikes, 26" Mans & Ladies, Nice,
w/baskets $95/ea. Boy & Girl
24" $55/ea 941-626-3102
BIKES, His & Hers 26", 2 wheel,
7 sp. comfort, used 5mts, $70ea
or $130 both, **SOLD**
LADIES 26" coast/ brake $35.,
& 26" 6 Spd. $25., Mans 26"
10 Spd. $25. & 26" 15 Spd.
$25. 941 497-0345

6138 TOYS

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

6140 PHOTOGRAPHY/
VIDEO
CAMERA OUTFIT, Olympus 38-
140 Zoom w/case, manual etc.
EXC. $39 obo. 941-505-4242
MOVIE PROJECTORS, Kodak
super 8 & Kodak 8mm, working
cond. $65. ea. 941-391-5260
SLIDE PROJECTORS, Kodak
Carousel & Sawyer w/trays, work-
ing cond. $65. ea 941-391-5260

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 PUMP MOTOR -1 1/2
H.P. 2 speed. $150.00 941-889-
7592
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 6190 TOOLS/MACHINERY 6190 TOOLS/MACHINERY 6231 BIRDS


BEST PREOWNED #1 Riders &
Push sales & svc used parts Buy-
Sell-Trade Save bg 941-2680917
BRICK PAVERS, Standard & key
stone, .25 cents & .50 cents ea.
941-391-5494
CLIMBING ROPE 200' w/block
and tackle + extras $100.00 obo
941-613-2781
CUB CADET riding lawnmower,
8hp, runs perfect, may need new
trani. $75. obo 941-697-1171
EDGER-GAS, 3HP, 4 Wheels,
Starts easy, runs well. Good
cond.$65. 941-627-4942
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Some restrictions
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GARDEN TOOLS, $10 each
941-613-2199
LAWN EQUIPMENT-Rider, Blower,
Weedeater, trailer, pushmower,
chainsaw $950. 941-626-3102
LAWN TRACTOR, MURRAY, 42"
16.5 twin cam eng. Excellent run-
ing cond. $350.00 941-916-
0373
MOWER, 1 NEW John Deere
J350 selfprop Elec key start.
$350 (941)-613-1130
MOWER, ARIENS. Self-prop.
Electic start/charger.
$250. 941-697-1564
MOWER, Craftsman Riding,
17 HP, 42" CUT, Auto. trans,
$499. 941-408-6537
MOWER, CRAFTSMAN, 22in
6.5hp, high wheel. $75.00. 941-
625-7900
MOWER, John Deere rider, LT-
155 automatic, 42" cut, mulcher
tractor. $600. (941)-629-3219
MOWER, RIDING, Craftsman
12.5hp, 42" cut, 6 speed. Great
cond! $365. 941-764-0218
MOWER, RIDING, Craftsman
Rear Engine, 10hp, 30" cut.
$265.00 941-764-0218
MOWER, Sears, self propelled,
22", 5HP, Very good condtion.
$100. (941)-497-1982
MOWER, Toro 22", self-propl,
elec. start, personal pace, like
new, $190. 941-637-0581
MOWER, Toro, riding. Good
cond! New seat & carb. $400.
(941)-743-7927
MOWERS, MURRAY PUSH
$50. ea, Ryobi weedeaters $25.
ea. 941-780-1544

6165 STORAGE SHEDS/
BUILDINGS

FLOOR FRAME, STEEL for a
10x12x13x14 shed. New in Box
$50.00 941-391-5573

6170 BUILDING SUPPLIES

AC UNIT 3 Ton for Manuf. home
w/ heat pump. good cond. $175.
sold 1st day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CHANDELIER, Royce Lighting,
gold frame, cut glass panels,
Brand NIB $30. 941-769-0828
CINDER BLOCKS, NEW Approx
300 $300/obo (941)-493-9750
FLOORING- DESIGNER LAMI-
NATED Never used 30% thicker.
$.85sf. Must sell 239-3344839
LAMINATE FLOORING, 100 sq
ft, strips, underlay, $50. 941-
429-5052.
PAINT, 5 gal. Sears interior flat
white. $20. 941-235-7293
RHEEM CLASSIC 3-1/2 ton con-
densing unit $300. 2-1/2 ton
Tempstar 13 seer condensing
unit and handler w/disconnect
automatic drain & copper tubing
$650. (941)456-0083
ROLLER WINDOW, NEW PGT
Horiz Alum frame. 59x44 fixed
center, w/2 side sliders & 2
screen inserts. $300.00
(941)639-3961
WALL LIGHT FIXTURE 3 lamp,
BRAND NEW Gorgeous, retail
$245, sell $100 941-769-0828
WALL LIGHT FIXTURE, 3 lamp,
BRAND NEW Gorgeous, cost
$245, sell $100. 941-769-0828
WALL SCONCES for exterior.
(side of garage) Never installed.
$120/pr. 941-769-0828
WANTED: 700 clean concrete
blocks, cash. Venice
(941)-488-0864

6180 HEAVY/CONST.
EQUIPMENT

GENERATOR, GENERAC
600KW, 460V, 2002,
never installed.
For further information
Call 941-207-1314

6190TOOLS/MACHINERY

AIR COMPRESSOR, 2HP, 4 gal
tank & wall board spray equip-
ment/tools $100 941-766-9598


COMPRESSOR W/ ATTACH-
MENTS, Husky 1.5 HP. Perfect.
$60. firm. SOLD!
CONDUIT BENDERS, 1/2" 3/4"
& 1". All 3 for $25. 941-235-
7293
DRILL BIT SHARPENER, $100
Drill Doctor Model 750SP
Bob sold sold sold


DRILL PRESS 1HP Craftsman,
12spd, tilt table w/vice Like new.
$130; SCROLL SAW Craftsman,
20", Variable spd, tilt table w/
stand, hardly used $90. (941)-
979-8115
DRILL, CraftSman 18V w/case,2
batterys ,and charger $20. 941-
235-7293
MITER SAW, COMPOUND
DEWALT, DW718. Exc. Cond.
$400. 941-286-5601
NAIL GUN Senco ProFinish 35
NEVER USED w/hard case &
tags. $170. obo 941-286-5601
PRESSURE WASHER EXCELL
3700 PSI 13 HP Comm New
Hose/wand. Very Good Cond
$300. 941-613-2781
PRESSURE WASHER, Excell
3700 psi 13 hp Honda motor. As
new cond. $725. 941-286-5601
RADIAL ARM SAW, Wards,
$40. 941-475-9689
SCAFFOLDING 48" adj. plat-
form, 500# cap, paid $111., sell
for $75. 941-286-5601
TABLE SAW Craftsman 10"
good cond. all metal. $100.
(941)474-5800
TABLE SAW, $115, PC
941-613-2199
TABLE SAW, large, table jig saw,
router with stand. $50.00 each
941-697-5013
TOOL BOX, top & bottom box
locking, very nice, $200 obo. Call
941-830-1350.
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


TUBING BENDER $20. 941-
235-7293
WET SAW, QEP w/diamond
blade for tile. Used very little.
$100. 941-286-5601
WRENCHES, Rigid pipe, 18" $8.
24" $10. 941-235-7293

6220 OFFICE/BUSINESS
EQUIP./SUPPLIES

BINDING MACH., GBC Image
Maker 2000 8.5 X 11, Exc. cond.
$175. Details 941-769-0828
DESK, White, HEAVY rolltop
$100. Call 941-475-0176/Nancy
FILE CABINET, Two drawers, on
rollers. Dark brown $50. 941-
661-8480
HUNDREDS OF Preowned desks,
files, chairs, conf tables. OFFICE
OUTFITTERS 881 E Venice Ave.,
Venice 485-7015, 800-330-9215
NOTEBOOKS (28) Spiral, (16)
Filler paper, (33) Pocket Folders
$18./all. 941-769-0828

6225 RESTAURANT
SUPPLIES

COFFEE GRINDER, Bunn G9-HD
Portion Control. Like new. $450
obo 941-637-1331

6231 BIRDS

BLUE BIRD- little, adorable,
sweet personality, cage, access.
$145/obo. 941-276-4170.
PARROTS ECLETIC (3) 1 MALE,
2 FEMALE ALL 3 $1000. Stain-
less steel cages. 610-613-1737


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.
KITTENS, Adorable, white, 8 wks
old. Just in time for Easter. $50.
ea. (941)-769-1856

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.
BORDER COLLIE Puppies & 6
Yr. old Male. ABC Reg. $400. ea.
941-624-0355 or 941-875-5253
CHIHUAHUA multi colored.
Mini Poodles, cream & apricot
all registared, Darling 941-637-7805
DOBERMAN, AKC, 4 wks old.
Mother on premises. 6 Females,
2 males. $650. (941)-624-4566
GERMAN SHEPS Male & female
Free to good home with space to
run. (941)-628-4903


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6233 DOGS

HAVANESE AKC 12wks, Male
& female. $1200/ea; 1 yr old
Female $900. Days 941- 445-
4176 or 941-830-8606
JACK RUSSEL Toy crosses m/f,
non-sheding adorable pups $450.
(941)-484-0191
LAB PUPPY AKC Fox Red, M,
6mths. shots & housebroken.
$400/OBO 941-257-2004
PIT BULL, 8 weeks, female, all
shots, $150. SOLD!!
POMERANIAN PUPS- Regis-
tered, Very cute all shots, 1 male,
1 female (863)-990-7020
ROTTWEILER MIX, Male, 6
mos. old. All shots, housebroken.
$150. (941)-629-4390
SHIH TZU AKC, F, 20 wks,
small, all shots, heath cert. Price
negotiable. 941-270-0201
SHIH-TZU PUPPIES, 2M, IFe,
Call Rachael (941)-875-9669
SIBERIAN HUSKEY FEMALE, 2
yrs old, exotic blue eyes,
SAMOYED Male, 3.5yrs, snowy
white, $500/EA 941-769-9000
SILKY TERRIER CROSSES
m/f, non-sheding adorable pups
$450. (941)-484-0191
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.
TOY Yorkie Pups, CKC Reg-
istered, 1st Shots, Health
Cert. $600. 941-889-7830

6235 LIVESTOCK

APHA GELDING for lease, Eng-
lish/Western, also trail rides.
Good w/children. $175 mo. 941-
423-6943, 941-928-1169

6236 PET SUPPLIES
& SERVICES
AQUARIUM, BioCube 14,
w/cabinet, rock, coral.
$200. (941)505-8661
BIRD CAGES, 2 medium large,
like new, clean, $40 each obo.
Call 941-830-1350.
COLLAR, DOG TRAINING, Elec-
tronic, New $250 asking $125
OBO 941-423-8988
DOG LIFEJACKET, XS
Outward Hound. NEW.
$15.941-493-3851
FISH TANK, 100 gal. salt water,
w/stand, fully equipped & run-
ning. Live rock & sea life.
$700/obo. (941)-286-4829
HAMPSTER CAGE 10 gal. + hi-
rise, wheel, house ect. $50.00
(941)-426-4710

6250 APPLIANCES

$40 SERVICE CALL The Areas
most trusted Appliance Repair Ser-
vice, serving PC, N.P. Engl, Venice.
We can fix it! 941473-9484
AIR CONDITIONER for window.
$50. 941-613-2199 PC
DRYER $125. Fridge $185. Lrg Bar
Fridge $75 Glass top Stove, black
$265. can deliver 941-626-3102
DRYER, G.E. Profile Series-
almond color. Like new condtion.
$150. (941)-624-5480
DRYER, SEARS Kenmore
Heavy Duty, Great Cond.,
$75 firm. 473-1497
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FREEZER, Upright 6 cu. ft., Like
new! $165. (941)-759-0013
MICROWAVE, over the range,
Whirlpool, black, like new, $100/
obo. (330)-720-4133
OVEN, BLACK G.E. Profile, self
clean performance series. Exc.
condition. $499. (603)-742-6894
QUALITY USED APPLIANCES
Starting at $100 Delivery
Available. (941)-468-4020
RANGE, G.E, Electric, 30",
white. Nearly new, Very clean.
$275. (941)-257-8699
RANGE, KENMORE, glasstop
micro, fridg. dishwasher, W/D all
2yrs old & white. $275.-$1000.
941445-4881
REFRIGERATOR 18 CU. ft.
Almond with ice-maker.
$75. 941-214-0422
REFRIGERATOR, compact cube.
Clean and works great. $35.
941475-9689
REFRIGERATOR/ FREEZER,
Mini, 2 cu. ft., 110 V, 3 mos. old.
$50. SOLD!
REFRIGERATOR/ KENMORE
Beige. $50 PC 941-613-2199


STOVE W/MICROWAVE, exc.
cond. $250. Freezer, 15 cu.ft.
$200. Both bisque color.
Call for appt. (941)-473-9541
STOVE, HOTPOINT, White. $75
941-613-2199 PC
STOVE, WHITE, GE, $60. 941-
613-2199
STOVE, WHITE. $50. 941-613-
2199
WASHER, G.E. Excellent condi-
tion. $100. obo 941423-1235


6250 APPLIANCES

WASHERS/DRYERS $139.
each or $270. Set
1 Year Warranty.
941-766-0226
WASHER & DRYER, G.E., Never
used. Super capacity plus, 8
cycle dryer $500. 941-564-8575
WASHER/DRYER, Excellent
condition. $110. each. 941-235-
1890
WATER HEATER, dryer, stove,
(all propane), heat pump/air con-
ditioner. (941)-412-1279

6260 MISCELLANEOUS

FRESH JUMBO
KEYWEST SHRIMP
EASTER SPECIAL
$4.00/LB W-.ETiEY LAST
941-623-2284

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/FAN/PARTS, WORK GOOD
$85. 941-613-2199 Bill
ALUM. BOAT, flatbottom w/oars
$325 Weedeater $45 Roller blades
w/gear $75. 941-626-3102
CLOSING 4 SUMMER SALE
CONSIGNMENT BOATING Supplies
& Nautical Decor. Mariners Trading Co.
1035 Elizabeth St. PG 941-639-1340
DISH NETWORK Boxes (2)
W/Cards $25. Obo
765-469-9018
FAN, HAMPTON BAY $50. 941-
613-2199
OLD PEPSI MACHINE, works
$495. Woodchipper 8hp $395
Rider mower $325. 941-626-3102
PRINTERS, (2)
Canon-HP $5. Each
765-469-9018
TABLES, BANQUET, (4) Two 6
Ft. & Two 8' $50.00 941-474-
0782
TABLES, SIDE Good Furn/$30
941-613-2199 PC area
TV, COLOR, 32" RCA, Perfect
cond. $150. 320-249-2556
VIDEO CYPHER II, Brand New
TC700 $50. Obo.
765-469-9018

6270WANTEDTO
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


7000







TRANSPORTATION

$500! Police Impounds!
Cars from $500!
for listings call 80366-9813 x 2888

7020 BUICK

1996 BUICK REGAL, Automat-
ic. Good shape! 105K miles.
$1,100. ***SOLD***






1998 BUICK REGAL
low miles, leather, fully loaded,
spotless in & out. $6,500.
941493-4739
www.billbuckchevrolet.com
2000 BUICK LESABRE, 48K
miles, in near perfect cond. All
power, ice cold air. Clean in & out.
$5500. obo. 941-627-1034
2000 CENTURY, 103K, mint
cond. white $3000. obo
941-270-2108
2002 CENTURY CUSTOM, low
miles, good cond. Great ride.
$5750. (941)-815-5355


GENE

GORMAN
TODAY'S SPECIAL!
2005 BUICK LACROSSE
CXL, ONLY 26K. MI!
PRISTINE! $11,990.
941-639-7300
View ALL Vehicles At:
www.genegormans.com
Now you can get
pre-approved
over the phone.
Call and Save,
Sign & Drive,
It's That Simple!


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

1997 CADILLAC SEDAN DEV-
ILLE Only 54k miles, ex cond.
loaded $5450. (941)-979-6234
1998 CADILLAC DEVILLE,
Chrome whls., 80k, AC. Buyer's
Choice. $4,695 575-7843
2000 DEVILLE, 50K. Silver, Car-
riage roof, Flawless, Garage kept.
Nicest! $8,100. 941-286-7740
2001 CADILLAC EL DORADO, 1
owner Like new! 37k mi.
$10,500. (941-258-2682
2005 CADILLAC STS
24,000 MILES $18,990
1-800-784-9309



2005 XLR SILVER 1 OWNER
LOADED SHOWROOM COND
$29,988. 1-800-771-1576
2006 CADILLAC DTS,
Low miles, like new,
save thousands
$18,950
941-766-0050 Dealer
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

1986 CHEVY CAVALIER 4cyl,
automatic, cold ac, New tires,
40k, Drives new! $1450/obo sold
sold
1986 CORVETTE, loaded,
white, 129K, new tires,new motor
&trans. $3000. 941-769-2111.
1987 CORVETTE CONVERT-
IBLE 27K mi., showroom cond.
All numbers match, adult driven.
$18,500. (941-232-2148
1993 CHEVY CAMARO, 1
owner, V6, auto, 80k, AC, Buyer's
Choice. $4,495 575-7843
1994 CHEVY CAPRICE CI. Sta-
tion Wagon- Sharp looking, many
new parts, well maintained,
$3,550. obo. (941)423-4057
2002 CHEVY MALIBU, 67K,
Loaded. V6, Clean. good tires.
$5370. (941)-833-2200 dir
2004 CHEVY AVEO LS, Hatch-
back, PS, PB, PW, PDL, AT, ABS,
Alloy wheels, spoiler, Ext. Warr.
Looks & runs great! Orig. owner.
67k mi. $5,100. (941)-626-9053
2004 MONTE CARLO,
Only 40k local miles, one owner,
Clean. $7,988
941-766-0050 Dealer
2006 CHEV AVEO HATCHBACK
24K $7,995
1-800-784-9309
2006 CHEVY COBALT,
Loaded, clean, clean, clean,
Great gas mileage. $8,988
941-766-0050 Dealer

Marlow

Werner
2007 CHEVY COBALT,
Only 16,101 miles, Auto
& AC. Like new! $10,995.
(941)-639-3175
marlowwerner.com

7050 CHRYSLER

1994 CHRYSLER LEBARON
CONVERT. White, Black top, 3.0L
V6 $3200 941-629-4299
1999 CHRYSLER SEBRING
Conv., Leather. New tires. Exc.
cond. $4950. 941-833-2200 dir
2000 CHRYSLER CIRRUS LXI
leather, 47k miles, VGC, Asking
$4850 (941)-743-0102
2002 CHRYSLER SEBRING
LTD Conv., 26k mi. Fully loaded,
leather. Like new! $8,450. obo.
941-4754486
2006 CHRYSLER CROSSFIRE
LTD 20K $19,990
1-800-784-9309

7060 DODGE

1991 DODGE STEALTH
new paint, $3000 obo
Call 941-237-7913
2008 DODGE CHARGER SXT,
Low miles, loaded. Must see.
$16,988
941-766-0050 Dealer

7070 FORD

1996 FORD CROWN VIC, exc.
cond, 61K mi., gray Ithr, alloys,
white, sharp $4500. 9414934576
1998 FORD ESCORT, 4 dr.,
auto, AC, Runs Great. $1950.
941-833-2200 dlr
1999 FORD CONTOUR SE, PW,
PL, Alum wheels, great cond.
$3550. 941-833-2200 dlr



2003 MUSTANG GT CONV only
18k miles 1 owner. $15,988.
1-800-771-1576
2004 FORD FOCUS ZX3 40K,
AUTO $6,995
1-800-784-9309
2004 FORD MUSTANG Conv.,
red w/black top, 5 spd., loaded
45K mi. $7000. 941-769-2111.


Auto, only L4K miles, power
package, immaculate. $7,750
www.billbuckchevrolet.com
2008 FORD MUSTANG
SHELBY, 300 MILES. $43,950
1-800-784-9309


7070 FORD


Marlow

Werner
2007 FORD TAURUS,
Really Nice! Reduced to
$9,995.
(941)-639-3175
marlowwerner.com




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7080 JEEP

1974 DJ5 MAIL JEEP Looks runs
good. Postal colors. $1000obo
941-637-9844 or 916-1859

2005 JEEP WRANGLER
4X4, go topless, wheels, loaded.
$14,988
941-766-0050 Dealer

7085 LEXUS

1998 LEXUS GS300,
Low miles, luxury & sporty,
Blowout price $9,850
941-766-0050 Dealer



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

7090 LINCOLN







1998 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL
Sr. 1 owner. EX cond. 64K miles,
$4900/obo sold sold sold
2003 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
SIGNATURE 53K $12,980
1-800-784-9309

7100 MERCURY

1994 MERCURY SABLE GS,
4-dr. V6, auto., A/C, fully loaded,
keyless entry, with alarm, white
ext. 104K miles, all service
records, senior owned, garaged
since new, beautiful cond.
$3400. (352)-249-8059

1997 MERCURY SABLE
Wagon, 1 owner, 47K orig mi!
Buyer's Choice $3200 575-7843
1999 GRAND MARQUIS GS,
31,950 mi. White Exterior/Blue
Leather Interior. Exc. cond.
$5900. 941-429-4757



2000 GRAND MARQUIS LOADED
LOW MILES 1 OWNER. $6,988
1-800-771-1576






2000 MERCURY GRAND
MARQUIS One owner, 62k
miles, very nice car! $5,900
(941)493-4739
www.billbuckchevrolet.com

7110 OLDSMOBILE

1996 OLDS 98 Regency Elite,
4 dr.,89K, nicely equipped.
$2195. 941-426-3494
2004 ALERO GL, 4dr, Good
cond. air-power, am/fm cd,
abs, cruise, moving, must sell,
Best offer. 941-764-7251 P.C.

7130 PONTIAC

1998 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE
SE 6cyl, auto, AC, 90k miles,
Nice cond. Must sell
$1900/obo 941-925-3424

1999 PONTIAC GRAND AM,
clean in & out. 27+ mpg, AC.
$1,995. obo **SOLD**


Earlow

Werner
2005 PONTIAC GRAND AM,
2 Dr. GT. Loaded!
$9,995.
(941)-639-3175
marlowwerner.com


7135 SATURN


Marlow

Werner
2007 SATURN AURA XE,
Beautiful Car! Loaded!
$13,995.
(941)-639-3175
marlowwerner.com


7135 SATURN 7175 JAGUAR


PRO-POWER
AUTO SALES
(941) 627-8822
USED SATURN SALES
PARTS & SERVICE
"THE SATURN GUYS"

97 SL2 Sedan......1,795
97 SL1 Sedan......$1,895
99 SL1 Sedan......$2,499
97 SL2 Sedan........$2,599
98 SC1 Coupe........$2,795
02 SL2 Sedan.........$3,395
98 SC2 Coupe........$3,695
01 SC2 Coupe........$4,495
00 SL2 Sedan.........$4,799
02 SL1 Sedan...... ..$4,895
01 SL2 Sedan.........$5,295
00 SW2 Wagon ......$5,295
01 SW2 Wagon.......$5,295
04 Ion Sedan..........$5,595
All rated over 30 MPG

7136 SCION







2005 SATURN ION
Level 2, only 52k miles, power
package, sunroof, CD, auto.
$7,750. 941-493-4739
www.billbuckchevrolet.com
2006 SCION XB
$12,990
1-800-784-9309

7145 ACURA

2007 ACURA RDX
19,000 MILES $27,988
1-800-784-9309
2007 ACURA TL
20,000 MILES $25,988
1-800-784-9309

7148 BMW



2000 M3 BLUE CONV 1 OWNER
ONLY 32K MILES XTRA CLEAN
$21,988. 1-800-771-1576
2002 BMW 540i, 79k, light
green/tan, nice condition,
asking 14,999. 941-400-5179



2003 330CI CONV yellow, loaded
xtra clean must see. $19,988.
1-800-771-1576



2006 330CI CONV. BLUE
1 OWNER ONLY 21K MILES MUST
SEE. $32,988. 1-800-771-1576



2006 COOPER CONV S RED
LOADED ONLY 10K MILES
25,988. 1-800-771-1576
2008 MINI COOPER CLUBMAN
7K, $24,988
1-800-784-9309

7160 HONDA

1997 Honda Accord $500!
Police Impounds Available! for listings
call 800-366-9813 ext C862
2005 HONDA ACCORD
HYBRID $13,990
1-800-784-9309
2006 HONDA CIVIC
4DR, automatic, loaded,
Only 20K miles. $13,988
941-766-0050 Dealer
2006 HONDA CIVIC SI CPE
6-SPD $16,988
1-800-784-9309
2006 HONDA ODYSSEY
22K $24,990
1-800-784-9309

7165 INFINITI


1996 INFINITI G20 -1 owner,
53k miles, auto, loaded, like
new!! $6,750 941-493-4739
www.billbuckchevrolet.com
2005 INFINITY FX35


2007 X-TYPE silver only 19k mile
s 1 owner xtra clean. $22,988
1-800771-1576



2007 XK CONV white tan top 23k
miles 1 owner loaded must see.
52,988. 1-800-771-1576



2009 XKR PORTFOLLIO conv. 2k
miles msrp 104,975 now
$84,988. 1-800-771-1576

7180 MAZDA


1994 626 "ES" ESTATE SALE
33K, 1 owner, Leather,
Sunroof, Immaculate
Condition $5500 941-585-
9640

7190 MERCEDES

1985, MERCEDES BENZ 380
SL, navy top & interior, whit
hard top, garaged, exc. cond.
66,800 miles. $7,900. 941-
966-6395
1989 MERCEDES 420 SEL V8,
Auto, AC, Runs/drives good.
Hi Hwy Miles. $1700/obo
941-922-9577
2003 MERCEDES SL500
27K $35,990



2005 E55 AMG., EXC COND
1 OWNER. LOW MILES.
$35,988. 1-800-771-1576

7195 MITSUBISHI



2006 ECLIPSE, GREY 1 OWNER
29K MILES XTRA CLEAN LOADED
15,988. 1-800-771-1576

7205 SPORTS CARS

2006 CORVETTE CONVERT-
IBLE 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

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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
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@ 866-463-1638 for info

7207 SUBARU

1993 SUBARU Legacy Station-
wagon,clean, runs good, no prob-
lems $2500. obo 941-564-6165

7210 TOYOTA

1991 TOYOTA CAMRY, 1
owner, V6, auto, 116k mi.,
Buyer's Choice $2395 575-7843
1996 TOYOTA CAMRY. 117K
Looks and runs exc. Punta Gorda
area. $3500 obo 231-5906600



2003 SOLARA SLE, SILVER,
1 OWNER XTRA CLEAN ONLY 28K
MILES. $14,988. 1-800-771-1576
2008 TOYOTA YARIS
3,000 MILES $10,988
1-800-784-9309



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


31K, $24,980
1-800-784-9309 7220VOLKSWAGEN

1973 VW THING
26K $13,990
1-800-784-9309
2008 G 37 black 1 owner, nav.
roof, loaded xtra clean. $33,988.
1-800-771-1576

7175 JAGUAR 2006 NEW BEETLE 1 OWNER SIL
VER ONLY 14K MILES XTRA CLEAN
1 8 Q8Q 1-QnnA771 1 -7


2000 XK CONV. SILVER 1 OWNER
XTRA CLEAN 32K MILES. $19,988.
1-800-771-1576



2004 XJ BLACK 1 OWNER NAV
ONLY 16K MILES XTRA CLEAN
24,988. 1-800-771-1576



2005 XK CONV. blue 1 owner only
8k miles loaded wont last
$35,988. 1-800-771-1576



2006 S-TYPE GOLD 1 OWNER
ONLY 24K MILES BAL. 6YR 100K
WARR $24,988 1-800-771-1576


Jo, 0 lUU-/ I 1- -J/

7230 VOLVO

2004 VOLVO S60 TURBO,
Loaded, very nice, silver, $3500
under bk, $9000. 941-204-9415

7240 MISC. IMPORTS



2003 911 CAB, xtra xtra clean
only 26k miles grey must see
37,988. 1-800-771-1576



2006 911 CAB 4 YELLOW 20"
WHEELS ONLY 25K MILES
62,988. 1-800-771-1576
2006 PORSCHE 911
CABRIOLET $53,990
1-800-784-9309


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7250 ANTIQUES/
COLLECTIBLES
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
WANTED: MODEL T FORD PARTS
PRE-1950 CAR PARTS. LITERA-
TURE, LICENSE PLATES, AUTOMO-
BILIA (941)408-9601

7252 BUDGET BUYS

1991 CHEVY TRUCK, V8, Good
engine & transmission. Call for
Details. $700 *SOLD in 1 DAY.!*
1982 OLDS DELTA 88 ROYALE
2dr, V8, auto, AC, 116k miles,
Runs/drives excellent.
$850/obo 941-737-4847


VAN 4.3Vortec, auto, AC, 55k
miles, Runs/drives excellent
$2400/obo 941-925-3424
1999 PLYMOUTH VOYAGER
MINI VAN 4DR. COLD A/C,
3RD ROW SEATING, 131K MI.,
GOOD TRANSPORTATION.
$1,200 OBO. (941)286-3122
2001 PONTIAC GRAND AM,
RED, 4DR, COLD A/C FULL PWR.
RUNS & LOOKS GOOD
$2,500 OBO (941)979-2139
POLICE IMPOUNDS! 97 Honda
Accord $500! 96 Honda Civic
$500! Listings 800-366-9813
Ext. 3964

7260 AUTOS WANTED

M.S.B. RECYLING
$300 for most cars
with title!
941-575-4008
ALL JUNKERS
WANTED!
TOP $$ PAID.
(941)-623-2198
$$ TOP CASH $$
FOR CARS & TRUCKS.
DEAD OR ALIVE. 485-7515
CASH
FOR YOUR CAR
OR TRUCK
ANY YEAR OR MAKE
(941) 966-7111
AUTO CITY
Junk & Abandoned
VEHICLES REMOVEDn!!
COULD BE WORTH $$$$ 697-
7222 OR 475-9007


Top Dollars Paid for
Cars, trucks, vans. any
cond. (941)-650-5785
WE BUY CARS
$300 CASH +UP
Frank 276-0204
*Junk Cars Wanted*
24/7 Fair $ paid
941-286-3122, 941-623-5550

7270 AUTO PARTS/
ACCESSORIES
ALUM RIMS (4) & tires (off a
jeep). $100.00. Rim 15x8.5,
tire, 31x10.5 (941)-629-6701
BENCHSEAT FOR VAN GM : grey,
reclining buckets, center seat/con-
sole. $100. 203-506-5101
CAP, white, fits 5x6 bed. Like
new! $300. 941-637 4613
CARRIER, Rooftop, Sears X
Cargo, 22x41 w/ clamps, Used
once. $85. (941)-286-2468
CHEVY 350 'Vortec" Heads,
fit all small blocks, $200 941-
457-9330
CHEVY, 350, 4bbl, rebuildable
$200. 941457-9330


7270 AUTO PARTS/
ACCESSORIES

COMPUCAR NITROS for carb,
50-250HP, complete, $250, 941-
286-0555
CONVERTOR, High Stall,
350/400 Turbo. $100. 941-457-
9330

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MERCEDES all 107 s, 4 drs., 2
complete, 2 shells & chrome
bumper. $499. (941)-629-6429
RECEIVER HITCH off 2005
Kia w/wiring $75. Obo
765-469-9018
SPEAKERS, (2) Jensen Floor
$20. Obo 765-469-9018
TIRES with 4x4.00 or 4.25 pat-
tern rims. 4 225/40R18. $400.
941-625-1305
TIRES, (2) GOOD COND. 215/60
R16. BOTH $25.00. CELL 941-
661-7434
TRUCK COVER for Full Size
Extended Cab. New. $50. 941-
629-4431.

7290 VANS

1998 FORD WINDSTAR GL
v6, automatic, dual AC, TV,
stereo $1950/obo sold
sold sold
1998 FORD WINDSTAR LX, 1
owner, 64k, rear AC. Buyer's
Choice. $4,100. 575-7843
1999 DODGE GR CARAVAN
SPORT SE (AWD) 130k mi,
$2750 941-743-5191/286-6892


2000 FORD E-150 Cargo
Van, White, Ice cold AC, Runs
very wel. Great work van.
Tinted windows. $2500/obo
(941)-536-1728
2000 FORD WINDSTAR 6 cyl.
tow pack, double sliders, runs
great $2600. 716-713-7150.
2003 F-250 White Cargo van,
Good cond! New tires. Approx.
50K mi. $8,200. (941)-769-9344
2004 DODGE CARAVAN 37-k
$9,955. /TAX. Call KEVIN G.
941-626-3048

Marlow

Werner
2006 SATURN RELAY VAN,
w/ Entertainment & All!
$11,995.
(941)-639-3175
marlowwerner.com

7300 TRUCKS/ PICK-UPS

1987 CHEVY BOX TRUCK
80k miles Runs good, $1900
Make offer (941)-4754562
1996 Dodge Dakota
auto, V-6 white, a/c, toolbox,
$1850. 941-626-3102
1996 DODGE RAM 1500 King
Cab, 318 eng. 106K, air, new
tires, $4,500. 941-426-4710
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
2000 DODGE 3500 Reg cab
PW, PDL, cold A/C, Auto 5.9 litre.
$4,300. 941-286-7740


7300 TRUCKS/ PICK-UPS 7320 AVIATION


2005 CHEVY SILVERADO,
1500, Loaded LS
Blowout $9,588
941-766-0050 Dealer






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

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ad for only $10.00.
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on the 1st phone call
from her ad!!!
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@ 866-463-1638 for info

7305 SPORT UTILITY/
VEHICLES

1995 GMC JIMMY, good cond.
,fully loaded 4x4, 117K miles
asking $2500. 765-4266760
1996 FORD Explorer Sport,
loaded, Red/Tan, 96K, new trans,
excellent for family or work.
$2,950. (941)-286-8294
2002 MITSUBISHI SPORT,
Loaded, nice. Was $10,900.
$6,488
941-766-0050 Dealer

Marlow

Werner
2004 CADILLAC SRX,
Fully Loaded! Sharp!
$13,995.
(941)-639-3175
marlowwerner.com
2004 FORD EXPLORER Sport-
Trac Like new, 38k, Silver w/Blk
trim.Very clean, runs great, Pioneer
CD $11,900 941-488-2565


-UU!J Vt) U ILl-LAnV U VLLUf_
1 owner, low miles, navigation,
sunroof, 3rd row, chrome
wheels, over $57,000 new!!
$21,500. 941-4934739
www.billbuckchevrolet.com

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2006 FORD ESCAPE 1 owner,
power package, alloy wheels,
new tires. $9,500.
941-493-4739
www.billbuckchevrolet.com



2007 ESCALADE, black roof, nav
loaded 1 owner xtra clean
$39,988. 1-800-771-1576
2007 HUMMER H3
YELLOW, 24K, $23,988
1-800-784-9309
2008 FORD ESCAPE HYBRID,
save on gas, low miles,
sunroof, Save 50% off from new.
$19,988
941-766-0050 Dealer
2008 FORD EXPEDITION LTD
LOADED! $29,990
1-800-784-9309

Marlow

Werner
2008 HONDA ELEMENT,
4,831 Miles. Like Brand New!
$19,576.
(941)-639-3175
marlowwerner.com


1959 COMANCHE-250, 5142
TPAF, 114-SMOH-SNprop, Metco
tips, $45,000. (941)-371-7384

7341 TRAILER
& ACCESSORIES

2008 JOURNEY PACE 7X12
Enclosed, ramp & roof vent. Ex
cond. $4000/obo 941-441-8997
2008 NEW 2 place motorcycle
trlr enclosed, 7X12 V-nose Harley
org/blk, $3,900 941-204-9415
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
BOX TRAILER 8'X5' Lockable
w/ladder rack Very good cond
$300. 941-613-2781
BURNT STORE AUTO &
TRAILER SALES
CARGO UTILITY
CUSTOM BUILT
TRAILERS
HITCHES WIRING
PARTS WELDING
SALES 941-833-2200
REPAIRS 941-505-2934
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER,
2008,6'-12' Never used, too many
optto list. $3000/obo. 941-268-1040
OPEN & ENCLOSED Utility
Trailers, Trailer Hitches & Wiring.
Two-Morrow's Enterprises,
941460-9700.
UTILITY TRAILERS
AT Great Prices
WEST COAST TRAILER
(941)698-9902
UTILITY Trlr Open, 5'WxlO'Lx5'H
Lockable, ladder rack & tool box
$600. (941)-625-2510

7360 CYCLES/MOPEDS/
SCOOTERS

1981 HARLEY DAVIDSON,
1000 CC Sportster, Excellent Condi-
tion. 16K mi.$3800. 217-825-8554
1996 HONDA REBEL, $1,600.
'95 Honda VLX $2,000. '81
Honda CB400T. $1500. All in
Exc. cond! (941)457-0279 (PC)


2002 KAWASAKI NINJA 750
exc cond, new tires, asking
$3700 obo 627-2730
2003 HONDA Elite 80 scooter, 2
str, miles1,280, incld. cover, 2 helt.,
batt. chrgr. cargo holder, garg. kept,
Exc. cond. $1600. 941484-0906
2005 VTX1300S, 2200 miles
Excellent condition! Custom paint,
pipes, bags, seat, etc. Must see!
$8600.00 obo days 941-698-
7535 eves 941-429-0642
2006 HONDA 750 Shadow,
mint, very low miles, extras.
$4800. Venice (248)-568-4527
2008 49cc SCOOTER. Exc.
cond. $700. (941)-769-2793
2008 NINJA 250R, 750 miles
As new cond. $2800. obo days
941-698-7535 eves 429-0642
MOPED, 49cc, Was running,
$150. 941-457-9330
SCOOTER
CLEARANCE SALE
Name brands 2 yr warr
BOOTY SCOOTERS
850 S. River Rd. Engl.
941-474-6550 or 888-474-6550
WANTED Suzuki RM 125
between 2001 2005.
UP TO $1200.

7370 CAMPERS/
TRAVELTRAILERS


7370 CAMPERS/
TRAVELTRAILERS

WANTED
Motorhomes & Campers
We'll sell it! FREE
Skip Eppers RV's
941-639-6969 Punta Gorda
21' CIKIRA TT 2007, used
once, still smells new. MUST
SEE!!!!! $9,700. (941)-916-0069


29' -TRAVEL TRAILER, Exc
condition. cover & many
extras $13K 941-285-5858
34' '93 KROPF 5th Wheel, front
LR, floating floor, good cond.
Clean. $3900. 863-993-3091.
34' PARK MODEL, completely
furnished, enclosed lanai,in gated
community near Venice, (717)-
464-5438 or (941)493-8634






39' 2009, 2 slides, self con-
tained. Loaded. $26,000
Will Deliver Call for details.
(302)-983-5818
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
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
FOLDING TOW BAR $50
Jeep-SUV-Truck
(941) 497-3866
Platinum Clearance
08-09 Models Save$$$$$$
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
941-9667182
RV lot, WATERFRONT. Water's
Edge RV Resort, PG. Over 55.
$79,500 Diane 813-318-2865
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


7380 MOTOR HOMES / RVs

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

TOW CAR $8995 2006 COBALT
50K, with base plate installed.
Also Break buddy stow away tow
bar $750. (941)-661-6471






















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30hp Tiller Johnson, elec. start,
live well, bow mount, trolling mtr.,
HD rebuilt trlr, good looking rig.
$1800/obo. (941)-637-9405
14' ALUMINUM JON BOAT Good
cond. $475. (941)-575-0690
15' V-HULL w/2005 30hp 4 stroke,
T&T, warr til201148 hrs Will Sep
Like new Now $3.200 *SOLD*
15.9" BOW RIDER 60hp John-
son, trailer. Ready to fish. Must
sell $1200/obo 941474-9821
16' -2004 ISLANDER
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alum. trailer. No motor. Lg.
tubes, flip seats, 2 fuel tanks,
Bimini top. $5995. Will trade for
guns. 941475-2078

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7330 BOATS-POWERED

21'10" 2008 NAUTICSTAR Bay
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at PGI. $30,300. 724-321-2954






212/CC 2000 HYDROSPORT,
2150 HP Johnson, 2004 Drive on
trailer, 500 Garmin GPS and
depth finder, AM/FM/marine
radio, T-Top. $10K FIRM
(317)432-3284
22' 2002 GRADY-WHITE 222
Fishermen, 225 Yamaha 4-stroke
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181hrs, Loaded! 231-624-3260

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25' CATALINA, New Yamaha 4
stroke, Harkin roller furling
$5900. 207-240-2419
25' O'DAY, 2' 6" draft, 3 sails,
roller furling, no motor. Lift kept.
Boat is located in PGI. $2,500.
**SOLD!!**
27' 1975 BRISTOL in water 10
HP Westebk deisel. Fair sails.
Some Charlie dmg. Needs TLC
Strong Boat. $2,500. OBO (941)-
698-9752
29' 1976 ERICSON Sloop 23HP
Universal diesel engine, new
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good cond. Asking $17,000 obo.
Call 941-505-2228.
35' PEARSON SLOOP 1979-
30hp, diesel, 3' 9" draft. GPS. 3
radios, Mack stackpack, propane
stove, cushions, new 2007. Has
auto pilot, refridge, windless,
davits, spare sails, & more. Bot-
tom job 01/09. Located in Engle-
wood, ready to cruise. $28,000
(941)-697-4921

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. sold sold sold


7332 PERSONAL
WATER VEHICLES

SEE DOO'S (2), 1996 GTX &
1997 GTX w/ trailer. $5,500.
(941)-626-5364

7333 MISC. BOATS

10' ALUMINUM JOHN BOAT
good condition $325.
941-505-8084
10FT. ZODIAK INFLATABLE
boat w/solid floor. $250. obo
941-661-3298
2001 SEA DOO GTX, 3 seats,
low hrs., adult owned, 60+mph,
$3300/obo. 941-587-1321
9'9" INFLATABLE, wood floor,
$495. 941-457-9330

7334 OUTBOARD/
MARINE ENGINES

1996 15HP 4STK HONDA
SHORT SHAFT, GOOD CONDITION
$750. 941-780-1544
2007 YAMAHA 4HP, 10hrs.
$900/obo (941)-276-5977
ENGINE, MERCRUISER 305
Eng. Complete, running $495
941-457-9330
ENGINE, MERCRUSIER 350,
needs rebuilding. All/part
$400. 941-457-9330
EVINRUDE JR 1.5 HP low hours
very clean $275. 941-505-8084


7334 OUTBOARD/
MARINE ENGINES

MERC 7.5 HP, Fresh water,
$350. 941457-9330
MERCRUISER, Marine dress
Chevy V8, used. $300. 941457-
9330
MINN KOTA Riptide 70# bow
mount trolling mtr, 24v, digital maxi-
mizer, exc. $275. 941-575-2030

7336 BOAT STORAGE/
DOCKING

DEEP WATER BOAT SLIPS
Englewood 25-60' $9FT/MO.
941-270-1449
MANASOTA KEY- (Yacht Club,
Beach Rd.) Boat slip + 8k Ib. lift,
elect. & water. Gated dock.
$35,000. (941)460-1947

7338 MARINE SUPPLY
& EQUIP.

AIR CONDITIONER, Cruisair
boat $175. 941-235-7293
BOAT COVER, Fits 14x6. Excel-
lent condition. $45. 941-624-
2105
BOAT LIFT MOTORS, 1 1/2 hp,
120v/240v 1 used $25. 1 new
$125. 941-235-7293
BOAT LIFT. 5001b manual crank
piling mounted $400. (941)474-
7400


7338 MARINE SUPPLY
& EQUIP.

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Let's Go! Page 2 April 1516,2009


Kim
Cool
Let's Go!
Features Editor
kcool@venicegondolier.com

Fins and festivals
mix it up in Venice
F estival goers nearly
always have choices but
seldom as good as the
one this week.
To be politically correct one
really should spend one day
at Punta Gorda and one at
Venice. That also is the best
way to finally decided which
one is the better festival.
Of course, those of us who
dwell in the land of the
prehistoric sharks teeth might
be accused of having a
favorite place to buy our corn
dogs. Actually I don't even like
corn dogs but I do love a good
festival and I have yet to ever
be disappointed in the one
that celebrates pearly grays
and pearly beiges. To the
uninitiated, those would be
the famous fossil teeth, which
take on the color of the sand
where the fossils were formed
over the past million years or
so give or take a million or
so. According to a legend I
heard on my first visit to
Venice, there was a shark
burial ground in the area of
Venice. Prehistoric sharks
went there to die and that is
why one rarely finds many
sharks teeth north of south of
the beach-side community.
My friends in Punta Gorda
tell me their big block party is
more fun than a gathering of
fossil finders. It looks as
though a road trip is in order
to check it out.
The problem with compari-
son shopping these two
events is that the Punta Gorda
party is one day only -
Saturday, while the Shark
Tooth Festival begins late
Friday afternoon and contin-
ues through Sunday at 5 p.m.
One thing is absolutely
certain. If you think I am
going to name my favorite
festival you are wrong.


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

'WHO'S AFRAID OFVIRGINIA
WOOLF?'
(Through April 26)
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.

'THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE'
(Through May 24)
Asolo Repertory Theatre
Mertz Theatre
555 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.

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

NORTH PORT CONCERT BAND
'FAR AND AWAY'
7 p.m. 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.


Coming this fall:
'Downtown Getdown- 2.0'
With this years First Annual
Downtown Getdown ruled as an
instant hit, why wait a full year for
the next one?
Thats the reasoning of Nick
Nemec and Zack Clark, founders of
the first successful "mini block
party" on Taylor Street. So, version
2.0 will be coming to Laishley Park
in Punta Gorda Oct. 24.
Tentatively titled "Downtown
Getdown" Rocktober Edition;'
this concert will have an
impressive line-up.
Headlining the show will be
Blues Traveler. Rewing up the
crowd will be the Greg Billings
Band. Kicking off the festivities will
be Low Rent. This is a "Saturday in
the Park" you don't want to miss.
TOM JONES
7:30 p.m. April 16.
Barbara B. Mann PerformingArts Hall
13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers.
239-481-4849 or
www.bbmannpah.com.

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

SUNCOAST CHORALE
3 p.m. April 19.
Englewood United Methodist Church,
700 E. Dearborn St., Englewood.
888-326-8403.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY
CONCERT BAND
"April Showers Bring Musical
Rainbows,"
2 p.m. April 19.
Cultural Center of Charlotte County,
2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte.
941-625-4175.

For the complete calendar:


CHARLOTTE COUNTY BIG BAND
"String Of Pearls"
7 p.m. April 20.
Cultural Center of Charlotte County,
2280 Aaron St, Port Charlotte.
941-625-4175.

'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.

FLEErWOOD 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.

DICK FOX'S GOLDEN BOYS
Starring Frankie Avalon,
Fabian, Bobby Rydell
April 27.
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers.
239-481-4849 or
www.bbmannpah.com.


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April 15-16, 2009


Let's Go! Page 2


Marie
Merchant
Entertainment
Editor
mmerchant@sun-herald.com

'Idol' reminder

Remember when Chris
Daughtry was thought to
be the front-runner in the
fifth season of American Idol.'
It was a shock when he was
eliminated.
This could easily happen
again this season. Adam
Lambert seems to be this
season's leader with his
theatrical voice.
What about sixteen-year-old
Allison Iraheta? Her voice is far
beyond her years and she has
been in the bottom three twice.
Don't assume your favorite
will win or Simon will save
him/her with the new judge's
save. Vote for your favorite Idol.
Speaking of Idols, Syesha
Mercado, last year's runner-up
from Sarasota, will be perform-
ing at "Giving Hunger the Blues"
Sunday on Hillview Street in
Southside Village, Sarasota.
Proceeds from the show
benefit All Faiths Food Bank
and the PAL Sailor Circus
Tickets are $5 for adults;
children admitted free.
For more information, call
941-366-5555 or go to
www.givinghungertheblues.org.

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David Dunn-Rankin
Let's Go! Editor
Marie Merchant
Phone: 941-206-1145
E-mail: letsgo@sun-herald.com
Fax: 941-629-2085
Mail: 23170 Harborview Road,
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include the time, location, cost of tickets
and where to get them, and a
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COVER STORY
April 15-16, 2009


Punta Gorda Block Party is Saturday


By GORDON BOWER
PUNTA GORDA HERALD EDITOR
The 23rd annual Punta
Gorda Block Party will
open its gates at 11 a.m.
Saturday, kicking off a day of
family fun, food and music
that will last until 10 p.m.
The first Block Party was
organized in 1987 to
celebrate the centennial of
Punta Gorda. After its
resounding success, the
City Council asked the
volunteer organizers to
continue the event on an
annual basis. The makeup
of that group of communi-
ty-minded citizens has
changed over the past 23
years, but the same small
committee of volunteers
devotes countless hours of
time to organize the event.
The Block Party has
always been held down-
town to highlight the
rejuvenation of downtown
Punta Gorda that began in
the late 1980s. That
rejuvenation was only
slowed by Hurricane
Charley, and attendees will
notice several major
building projects recently
completed or underway in
and around the Block Party.

General Information
There will be eight entry
gates with a $3 entry fee
for those ages 12 and older.
In the past, organizers
asked only for a $2 at the
gates.
Because of an ongoing
budget crisis, the city will
no longer absorb the cost
of the city workers who
help put on the street
festival, and the entry fee
had to be upped to $3.
Even at $3, there are few
places that offer more
entertainment value for
the dollar than the
Block Party.
Plus, much of the money


I ENTERTAIMN


Courthouse Stage
2 p.m. Buckshot
3:40 p.m.Yard Dogs
4:40 p.m. Adrenaline Junkies
6 p.m. Buckshot
7:50 p.m.Yard Dogs
9 p.m. Adrenaline Junkies

East Marion Stage
2 p.m. Democracy
3:20 p.m. Low Rent
4:40 p.m. Stonewall
6 p.m. Democracy
7:20 p.m. Low Rent
9 p.m. Stonewall

you spend at the gates will
go to help support local
charities and nonprofit
organizations.
More than 40 nonprofit
organizations earn
between $200 and $4,500
each during the day of the
Block Party.
The Block Party will be
in the area north of
Olympia Avenue between
U.S. 41 north and U.S. 41
south.
Traffic on Taylor Street,
Sullivan Street and West
Marion Avenue in this area
will be closed to traffic
beginning at 6 p.m. Friday
and all day Saturday.
Five stages will be set up:
at Marion and U.S. 41
north, Marion and U.S. 41
south, the old courthouse,
on the north end of Retta
Esplanade and a smaller
one in the children's area
on Sullivan Street.
Formal welcoming
ceremonies, including the
singing of the National
Anthem, will begin at 2:30
p.m. on the West Marion
stage. Sixteen-year-old
bagpiper Colin Urquhart,
who has placed second in
the state for grade 3 pipers,
will lead the Charlotte
High Naval Junior ROTC
up to the stage for the
presentation of the colors


West Marion Stage
12:45 Charlotte High Jazz Band
2:30 p.m. Opening ceremony
3 p.m. Jack Mosley Band
4:40 p.m. Power Outage
6:20 p.m.The Fall Guys
and a Gal

Retta Esplanade Main Stage
2 p.m. Jim Morris
3:20 p.m. Boogiemen
4:40 p.m. Jim Morris
6 p.m. Boogiemen
7:30 p.m. Confederate Railroad

and the singing of the
National Anthem.
The entertainment will
start at 12.45 p.m. on the
West Marion stage and at 2
p.m. on the East Marion
and Courthouse stages. All
stages except for the
children's stage will run
continuously until 10 p.m.
The close-in, downtown
parking will be different
this year, given the spaces
lost because of the City
Marketplace situation.
Nevertheless, there
should be as many spaces
available downtown as
were available last year,
when the Event Center lot
was closed because of
construction activity. The
spaces that have opened
up there will partially
make up for those lost at
City Marketplace, plus the
Hilton property, in the
northeast corner of the old
Punta Gorda Mall site, will
be available.
Parking at these two
sites will be $2, with all the
proceeds going to the
Charlotte High Wrestling
Team. At the request of the
Punta Gorda Police
Department, entry to both
the Event Center and
Hilton parking will be from

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Sharks Tooth Festival opens in Venice


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Sink your teeth into the
annual Sharks Tooth
Festival in Venice this
weekend.
There will be nearly
constant entertainment,
all kinds of food and
drink, arts and crafts and
- fossils.
The sharks' teeth for
which Venice is famous
are the fossilized rem-
nants of prehistoric
creatures that swam in
the waters covering
Florida thousands of
years ago. The largest are
estimated to have been at
least 40 feet in length,
with teeth as much as 6
inches high. To this day,
divers regularly find such
specimens off the coast
of Venice, while others,
find smaller fossilized
teeth on the sand along
the edge of the water.
Because these fos-
silized teeth are found in
so few places around the
globe, Venice became
known as the Shark Tooth
Capital of the World
many years ago and,
despite beach nourish-
ment and renourishment
which covered some of
the teeth, the nickname
sticks and so does the
annual festival celebrat-
ing those teeth.
Children will be able to


Take Interstate 75 to exit 191
(Jacaranda Boulevard) Travel
south the Venice Avenue and
west to Business 41, crossing
over the Venice Avenue Bridge
to the island. Turn left and
travel south to Avenida del
Circo. Turn right and head to
Airport Road. You will see the
festival on the opposite side
of the airport. Turn left and
follow the road into the
grounds and parking.

dig for teeth in a special
booth. There also will be
teeth and other fossils
such as stingray barbs
and fossilized horse and
elephant teeth on
display and, in some
cases, for sale.
While teeth separate
this festival from others,
food and entertainment
will rival what is found
at any other festivals in
this area known for its
special events.
Entertainment begins
at 6 p.m. Friday when
the Billy Rice Band
begins its three-hour gig
to get things going and
continues nearly non-


stop from 10 a.m. to 9
p.m. Saturday and from
11:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday. Saturday's
groups include The
Cryin Shames, Max
McCann Group,
Impulse, S.O. Chorus,
Sol Caribe, Koko Ray &
the Soul Providers,
Fishing Presentation and
The Igniters. Sunday's
entertainment includes
the Manatee Cloggers
who will open the show,
followed by Gumbo
Boogie Band and the
gashouse Gorillas who
will wrap the event's last
three hours.
In addition to the
fossil hunt for children
there will be many youth
oriented activities
including face painting
and craft projects.
Food and beer and
other beverages will be
offered in as wide an
array as at any of the
best festivals in Venice.
Think hot dogs, corn
dogs, pizza, soft drinks,
gyros, souvlaki, chicken
in several shapes and
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1:45 p.m. S.O. Chorus
2:15 p.m. Sol Caribe


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Let's Go! Page 5


Port Charlotte landmark celebrates National Record Store Day


BY SHARIE DERRICKSON
SUN CORRESPONDENT
"I have never had to
grow up," T.J. Koontz said
smiling. "I am still a
perpetual teen."
Growing up or not, the
46-year-old has managed
to outlast others in an
industry where the
corporate giants and the
internet have put other
"mom and pop" stores
out of business, but for
the past 23 years, Koontz
has made a successful
living doing what he loves
to do most selling
music music on CD,
music on cassette, and
yes, music on vinyl.
T.J.'s CD's & More at
3275 Tamiami Trail in
Port Charlotte isn't much
to look at compared to
the trendy franchises that
have state-of-the-art
listening stations, large
comfy chairs, or a swanky
coffee bar that serve
lattes and fine pastries.
No, that is not for him.
He has a soda machine
and a couple of stools
where die-hard music
fans can sit and talk
music for hours,
And Koontz can talk
about music. For him,
music is art and not just a
commodity and like a
pundit who can sit and
talk politics, Koontz is
equally adept at holding
his own about most any
musical genre.
He is a self-proclaimed
music trivia buff, and in
some respects, a music
historian who can tell you
who started with what
band and moved to
another. "Most of the
time, that isn't informa-
tion you are going to get
at the chain stores."
So how has he man-
aged to keep the music


playing and become a
landmark in a town that
has seen many changes
over the years?
His formula is pretty
simple be honest, be
competitive, and go the
extra mile to find what
his clients want.
"People generally come
in looking for the music
they listened to in high
school," he said. "I can
get my hands on most
anything for them it
might take me some time,
but I will do what I can to
find it for them."
Many of those who
patronize his store are
music purists that want
something to add to their
collection and aren't
looking for the typical top
40 hits. "They might
want something to
complete their collection,
and I will work to get it
for them."
On a side wall is
something you won't find
in many music stores -
still sealed cassettes of
some hard-to-find
groups.
"These are selling like
mad," he said, saying that
many of the orders are
made over his internet
site. "To some, they are
like gold."
As Koontz celebrates
his 23rd year in business,
he will be participating in
the upcoming National
Record Store Day on
Saturday.
The event is a way to
recognize independent
music stores that have
managed to keep "spin-
ning" while large chains
and corporate behemoths
have forced many out of
business.
"I will be open from
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will
be giving away freebies to


anyone who comes," he
said, "and, of course,
playing music," he said.
"I really do have the
best job in the world."


For more information
on T.J.'s CDs & More,
contact 941-624-4223 or
visit his web site
tjscds@peoplepc.com.


PHOTOS BY SHARIE DERRICKSON,
sharie @derricocomputers.com
Left,T.J. Koontz ofT.J's CDs & More will share his love of music
with the public Saturday as part of National Record Store Day.
Above, Koontz store is an eclectic mix of music genres and
many hard to find items as well as music items like
posters, banners, and hats.



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BLOCK PARTY, FROM PAGE 3
only one location off U.S.
41 north just north of West
Marion Avenue. Drivers
coming across the Peace
River on U.S. 41 south will
have to proceed south to a
left on West Olympia
Avenue and then turn left
at the U.S. 41 north light to
access the lots.
All those parked in the
close-in lot will have to exit
onto U.S. 41 north. No
problem for those heading
across the Peace River;
drivers wanting to head
south will have to go north
across the river and make
a U-turn.
Free parking will be
available at the Justice
Center, other lots around
the edge of the Block Party
and on nearby city streets.

Entertainment lineup
for the Block Party
The entertainment this
year is as sterling as ever.
Four stages will have
continuous music from
2 p.m. until 10 p.m.
The headline act will be
Confederate Railroad, a
group noted for its high-
energy honky-tonk
rockers, as well as sensitive
ballads. With the help of
songs like "Queen Of
Memphis, "Trashy
Women" and "Daddy
Never Was The Cadillac
Kind," the group has sold
almost 5 million albums.
Entertainment director
Moe Olson said he is
pleased with the entertain-
ment lineup for this year,
noting in particular the
strong local bands that will
be performing, along with
highly popular returnees
like Democracy and The
Fall Guys and a Gal.
Check out the Retta
Esplanade stage schedule -
Confederate Railroad
preceded by two perfor-


mances each by arguably
the two most popular local
bands, the Boogiemen and
Jim Morris and the Big
Bamboo Band.
Former Allman Brothers
Band guitarist Dan Toler,
who played a total of six
years with that group and
the Greg Allman Band, is
going to play with the
Boogiemen, according to
leader Mike Riley Toler has
played on five gold
albums, including three
with the Allmans and one
each with HankWilliams
Jr. and Alabama.

Sullivan Street
Children's Area
The children's area of the
Block Party, on Sullivan
Street, was created
primarily to attract entire
families to the annual
event. Sullivan Street gives
children under the age of
12, accompanied by their
parents, a place to do fun
things with other kids their
age. Kids can get their
faces painted or a tempo-
rary tattoo, play games,
win prizes or build
something.
The children's area
opens at 11 a.m. and runs
until dusk. This year, Nick's
Kids Show, a high-energy
production that enthralls
the young ones, will be
back for shows at 2:30 p.m.,
4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Old Timers Luncheon
The highlight of Block
Party day for long-time
Punta Gorda residents will
be the annual Old Timers
Luncheon, a time for
story-telling and good food
and drink for anyone who
has lived in the city for 30
years.
Gussie Baker, who
organizes the luncheon,
has rented our sparkling


new Charlotte Harbor
Event and Conference
Center for this year's
luncheon. Doors will open
at 10:30 a.m.; lunch,
catered by Dean's, begins
at noon and will include a
chicken and ribs barbecue
combo. Tickets are $15; call
Edna Earl Poppel at 941-
639-2716 or Lonnie
Persons at 941-639-1070 to
see if any are left. Atten-
dees can park at the Event
Center, where the CHS
wrestling club will be
collecting a $2 fee.
After the luncheon, a
painting of the Hector
House by nationally
known artist and former
Punta Gorda resident Neil
Gatewood will be auc-
tioned off, as will a
painting by local artist
Margaret Riggs and other
historical collectibles. You
don't have to be an old
timer or go to the lun-
cheon to bid on or buy any
of these items. For more
information, call Baker at
941-639-3214.


Food and Drink
As always, the Block
Party will have an endless
variety of food and drink at
reasonable prices for
attendees to indulge in.
Several brands of Budweis-
er beer will be available for
$2 a cup at two beer
trailers. Age verification
bracelets must be obtained
and cups purchased at the
trailer ticket booths. Coca
Cola and other drinks will
also be available.
The variety of food
available also will delight.
Many local restaurants will
have booths, and local
nonprofit organizations
and experienced food
vendors will be located
throughout the downtown
selling all manner of food
and drink.
A small sample of the
food available includes:
barbecue, pizza, cheese
steaks, funnel cakes, ice
cream, Hungarian sausage
sandwiches, cheese steaks,
crab cakes, corn on the
cob, butterfly fries and
hamburgers and hot dogs.


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The Block Party is a rite
of passage for local
residents and not to be
missed by those who
want to have a great time
on a small budget. This
year's festival will be just
like the 22 that preceded
it a combination of
food, drink, free enter-
tainment and fellowship
that cities far larger than
Punta Gorda are unable
to match.
But there is another
reason to come. The Block
Party is a critical source of
the funding our local
nonprofits use to do their
good deeds every year,
and they've never needed
it any more than they do
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April 15-16, 2009


Youth opera group announces school tour


STAFF REPORT
Thirty-five members
of the Sarasota Youth
Opera company will
perform in a pair of
concerts April 21 for
area students.
The singers are all
members of the
Advanced Chorus. They
will perform for about
700 students at Booker
Middle and Pine View
schools in Sarasota; and
Southeast VPA High
School and Samoset
Elementary School in
Manatee County,
spokesman Richard
Russell said.
Part of Sarasota Youth
Opera's mission is to
bring opera to young
people throughout the
community, he said.
The singers will leave
the opera house early
April 21 and will give
their first concerts at
8:30 a.m. In addition to
providing a musical
experience that might be
new to many audience


members, Music Direc-
tor Lance Inouye hopes
to attract new members,
Russell said.
Youth Opera is open to
all young people ages 8
and up. Everyone who
applies is accepted into
the program. All that is
required is the desire to
sing and the time
commitment for
rehearsals and perfor-
mances, Russell said.
The Sarasota Youth
Opera was established in
1984 and was was one of
the first programs of its
kind in the United
States. Members of the
program participate in
all aspects of opera
production.
During the fall ses-
sion, members form the
Youth Opera Choruses,
perform throughout the
community in formal
concerts, as well as in
hospitals, nursing
homes and retirement
centers. During the
Winter Opera Festival


CALENDAR EXTRAS


Kids' expo held
The Learning Place at
the Cultural Center of
Charlotte County is will
sponsor the second
annual Kids' Summer
Expo held from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. April 25 at the
Cultural Center, 2280
Aaron St., Port Charlotte.
Families will be able to
meet with many organiza-
tions to compare and
evaluate the programs
offered for kids during the
summer. Some out of area
residential camps will also
be represented. Some


participants will be
providing demonstrations,
including the Learning
Place "Wigglesize" class,
and the Higher Ground
Performing Arts dancers.
Admission is free and
there will be entertain-
ment for the kids. Organi-
zations wishing to be
included should contact
VernonWard, at 941-625-
4175, ext. 219.

'Stamp out
Hunger'
The National Associa-
tion of Letter Carriers will


many of them are
selected to perform as
the children's chorus
and as supernumeraries
in main stage operas.
After the festival ends,
the focus shifts to
concert performances or
a fully staged Youth
Opera production,
featuring a work
expressly written for
young people to per-
form, Russell said.
The Sarasota Youth
Opera Program is
funded by the National
Endowment for the Arts,
Florida Arts Council,
Woman's Exchange, the
Appleby Foundation,
HRH, the Franklin G.
Berlin Foundation,
Designing Women
Boutique, and Publix
Super Markets Charities,
Russell said.
Placement classes for
the youth opera compa-
ny will be held Aug. 26,
27, and 28, from 4:30
p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
A parent meeting is



hold its 11th "National
Food Drive" event on
May 9. Since some people
will be heading back north
before this day, they are
asking that as you clean
out your pantries, to
remember the hungry and
leave a nonperishable food
item at your mailbox for
collection. In an effort to
"Stamp out Hunger" in
Charlotte County, the
letter carriers are asking
the community to give
what they can during this
food drive. All donations
made will be given to
Charlotte County's people
in need.


PHOTO PROVIDED
Sarasota Youth Opera members show off their new uniforms prior to a recent concert
last month. Advanced chorus members will be touring Sarasota and Manatee County
schools Tuesday.


held right after the first
placement class. For
more information about


Sarasota Youth Opera
call the Education Office
at 941-366-8450, ext. 249


or e-mail
youthopera@sarasota-
opera.org.


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La Musica International Chamber Music Festival


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Chamber music fans can
follow Monday night's 30th
anniversary Gloria
Musicae concert at the
Sarasota Opera House with
other Sarasota area
chamber music events
through Sunday, as the La
Musica International
Chamber Music Festival
continues.
Featuring some of the
world's leading chamber
musicians under the
batons of Artistic Director


Bruno Giuranna and
Associate Artistic Director
Derek Han, the annual
program culminates
Friday and Sunday
evenings at 8 p.m. at the
Sarasota Opera House
where the last of the
season's five concerts will
be held.
Fifteen musicians are
being featured at the
annual festival. Represent-
ing four countries, they
include violinists Ellen
dePasquale of the United
States, Isabelle Faust of


Germany, Massimo Quarta
of Italy, and Candida
Thompson of the Nether-
lands. Violists include
Bruno Giuranna of Italy,
Hsin-Yun Huang of the
U.S. and Cynthia Phelps of
the U.S. Cellists include
Christopher Costanza,
Ronald Thomas and
Desmond Hoebig of the
U.S plus Xenia Jankovic of
Germany.
Flutist CarolWincenc,
clarinetist David Shifrin
and pianists Derek Han
and Wu Han (all from the


U.S.) complete the list.
Thursday, there will be
an opportunity to meet the
musicians at a cocktail
reception at the home of
La Musica board president
Pietro Rivolta and his wife
Rachele. Tickets are $150
per person. Call Janet
Hunter at 941-371-6798.
Friday's concert will
feature works by Schuman,
Mendelssohn and Brahms.
Sunday's concert will
feature works by Mozart,
Kodaly and Dvorak.
There will be a precon-


School and Venice Theatre team up for 'It's About Time!'


STAFF REPORT
Students from Island
Village Montessori and
staff members from the
Venice Theatre have
teamed up to produce a
play entitled "It's About
Time!" that will debut
Saturday.
The students will
perform the musical at the
theater's MainStage at 11
a.m. A 10:30 a.m. pre-
show will be presented by
the school's Choraliers.
This is the fourth year
the school and the theater
have joined in a partner-
ship. Jan Pearman,
director of the school's
after-school program, sees
theater classes as an
opportunity to challenge
her students while also
catering to different
curriculum levels.
Gianna Campo, one of
Venice Theatre's lead


teachers, works on-site at
the after-school program
throughout the school
year. The program
culminates in a fully-
mounted production on
the MainStage.
The program enables
children to explore
creative expression
through drama, develop
their speaking and general
social skills along with
learning the skills needed
for acting and musical
theatre, school and theater
officials said.
"I am so impressed at
the students' personal
growth, ability and
dedication to the project.
It's wonderful to see the
students' progress as
actors and individuals,"
Campo said.
"And, the discipline that
is so imperative to the
acting process -- similar to


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Benefit held
for fire victims
B. Tokarski Home
Maintenance and
Coyotes Bar & Grill will


sponsor a benefit party
for the Haynes family
who lost everything in
the recent brush fire in
South Punta Gorda. The
event will be held from


the discipline that a sports
team must have -- helps
develop their ability to
work as a team, problem
solve, and think on their
feet. I can see their
discipline grow with each
class. The students are
truly amazing," she added.
In preparing for the
Choraliers portion of the
show, Pearman said she
looked through informa-
tion from the first three
years of the partnership.
"It was so fun to look
back and see the progress
we've made. From some
simple skits to full-length
original scripts -- what a
wonderful journey we've
taken together," she said.
Sandy Davisson, the
theater's Director of
Education and Outreach
said Pearman deserves
credit for helping her
students experience the


2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
at Coyotes Bar & Grill,
4300 Kings Highway,
Charlotte Harbor. The
family lost everything they
owned and this benefit is


dramatic arts.
"I honor Jan for giving
her students the opportu-
nity for a performing arts
experience. Students
learn how to put a square
peg in a round hole while
being creative," she said.
"Our future leaders
need the ability to access
both their left and right
brains and theater is a
perfect way to develop
both," she added
A suggested donation of
$8 in exchange for tickets
can be given at the school
in Pearman's office or by
phone by calling 941-484-
4999, ext.224.
A multi-family member
discount is available. Any
remaining tickets will be
available at the door
beginning one hour before
the performance.
Discounts are not
available at the door.


to help replace some of it
including clothing and
food. There will be a 50/50
raffle and auction.
For more information,
call 941-467-5425.


cert lecture by Desmond
Hoebig at 4:35 p.m.
Saturday at the Mildred
Sainer Pavilion, 5313 Bay
Shore Road, Sarasota, just
south of the John and
Mable Ringling Museum
of Art.
The opera house is at 61
N. Pineapple Ave., Saraso-


ta. Tickets for preconcerts
lectures and rehearsals are
$10 per day. Concert
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mail to: Derek Han (USA)
andWu Han.
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12 Rounds (PG-13) B+
When New Orleans cop Danny
Baxter (John Cena) prevents a
brilliant thief from successfully
carrying out his latest heist, the thiefs
girlfriend is accidentally killed. Hungry
for revenge, the criminal mastermind
breaks out of prison and kidnaps
Danny's fiancee. To save her, Danny
must successfully navigate his way
through an elaborate series of tasks
and puzzles, or else watch the
love of his life die. 1 hr. 48 mins.

17Again (PG-13) NEW
Mike O'Donnell (Matthew Perry)
was a high-school basketball star
with a bright future. But he threw it
all away to marry his girlfriend and
raise their child. Almost 20 years
later, Mike's marriage has failed, his
kids think he's a loser, and his job is
going nowhere. He gets a chance to
correct the mistakes of his past
and change his life when he is
miraculously transformed back into a
teenager (Zac Efron), but in trying to
fix his past, Mike may be jeopardizing
his present and future. 1 hr. 42 mins.

Adventureland (R) B+
It's the summer of 1987, and
James Brennan (Jesse Eisenberg),
an uptight recent college grad, can't
wait to embark on his dream tour
of Europe. But when his parents
(Wendie Malick and Jack Gilpin)
announce they can no longer
subsidize his trip James has little
choice but to take a lowly job at a
local amusement park. Forget about
German beer, world-famous
museums and cute French girls-


James' summer will now be
populated by belligerent dads, stuffed
pandas, and screaming kids high on
cotton candy. Lucky for James, what
should have been his worst summer
ever turns into quite an adventure as
he discovers love in the most unlikely
place with his captivating co-worker
Em (Kristen Stewart), and learns
to loosen up. 1 hr. 46 mins.

Crank High Voltage R) NEW
Chev Chelios faces a Chinese
mobster who has stolen his nearly
indestructible heart and replaced it
with a battery-powered ticker that
requires regular jolts of electricity
to keep working. 1 hr. 25 mins.

Dragonball Evolution (PG) B-
Goku and a handful of friends
battle for the Earth against the
deadly forces of the Saiyans, who
are sweeping across the universe,
leaving a path of destruction.
Goku and his friends' best
chance for survival rests with
the Namekian DragonBalls,
which provide them the power
to summon a mighty dragon.
1 hr. 40 mins.

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


Fast & Furious (PG-13) C
Heading back to the streets where
it all began, two men rejoin two
women to blast muscle, tuner and
exotic cars across Los Angeles
and floor through the Mexican
desert. 1 hr. 39 mins.

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

Hannah Montana:
The Movie (G) C
Director Peter Chelsom takes the
Disney Channel phenom to the big
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 approach-
es, Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd)
realizes he has no one to act as
his best man. Through a series of
"man-dates," he finds Sydney
Fife (Jason Segel), and the pair
become instant friends. But as
Peter's "bro-mance" with Sydney
grows stronger, it threatens his
relationship with his fiancee
(Rashida Jones), forcing Peter
to make a choice.

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

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

Observe and Report (R) C
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 Fads) 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.

Play the Game (PG-13) B
A young ladies' man teaches his
dating tricks to his lonely, widowed
grandfather, while using those
same tricks to meet the woman
of his dreams. But as his foolproof
techniques prove to be anything but,
the same techniques quickly
transform Grandpa into the Don Juan
of the retirement community.

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 phenome-
na 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,


April 15-16, 2009


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Check out the classified section daily in the Sun or Saturday's Venice Gondolier for a complete list of movie theaters and times.

TOWN CENTER 16, Port Charlote Town Center, Port Charlotte. 941-623-0111. Grade: : Ratings:
FRANK THEATERS GALLERIA 12, Galleria Plaza, Tamiami Trail, Venice. 941-408-0011. A: Excellent B: Good G Movie suitable for all ages. CHECK LISTINGS ONLINE:
MERCHANTS CROSSING, U.S. 41, N. Fort Myers. 888-262-4386. C: Average D: Fair PG Parental guidance suggested May not be suitable for small children. www.sunnewspapers.net/
AMC SARASOTA 12,8201 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. 941-922-3130. nop ndre PG-13 Parents strongly cautned -Ma not be suitable for cldren under 13 an at entertainment/movies.aspx
HOLLYWOOD 20, 1993 Main St, Sarasota 941-954-5768 provided by un wire seces R- Restricted Contains mature themes. Children under 17 not admitted without an adult.
199Main., arasoa.941-94-NC-17 No children under 17 admitted.


FILMS AT A GLANCE
Movie Rating Grade
12 Rounds (PG-13) B+
17 Again (PG-13) NEW
Adventureland (R) B+
Crank High Voltage (R) NEW
Dragonball Evolution (PG) B-
Duplicity (PG-13) B+
Fast & Furious (PG-13) C
Hannah Montana (G) B
The Haunting in Conn. (PG-13) C
I Love You, Man (R) B+
Knowing (PG-13) B-
Monsters vs.Aliens (PG) B+
Observe and Report (R) C
Playthe Game (PG-13) B
Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG) C+
Race to Witch Mountain (PG) B+
State of Play (PG-13) NEW
Sunshine Cleaning (R) B
Taken (PG-13) B-
Watchmen (R) A-

as the government, mobsters
and even extraterrestrials try
to stop them.

State of Play (PG-13 NEW
Russell Crowe leads an all-star
cast in a blistering thriller about a
rising congressman and an
investigative journalist embroiled
in an case of seemingly unrelated,
brutal murders. 1 hr. 58 mins.

Sunshine Cleaning (R) B
A single mom and her slacker
sister find an unexpected way to turn
their lives around in the off-beat
dramatic comedy Sunshine Cleaning.
1 hr. 42 mins.

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

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








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12:45 Charlotte High Jazz Band
2:30 p.m. Opening Ceremonies with bag-
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3 p.m. Jack Mosley Band
4:40 p.m. Power Outage
6:20 p.m. The Fall Guys and a Gal
Courthouse Stage
2 p.m. Buckshot
3:20 p.m. Yard Dogs
4:40 p.m. Adrenaline Junkies
6 p.m. Buckshot
7:20 p.m. Yard Dogs
9 p.m. Adrenaline Junkies


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11 a.m. until dark


East Marion Avenue Stage
2 p.m. Democracy
3:20 p.m. Low Rent
4:40 p.m. Stonewall
6 p.m. Democracy
7:20 p.m. Low Rent
9 p.m. Stonewall
Retta Esplanade Stage
2 p.m. Jim Morris
3:20 p.m. Boogiemen
4:40 p.m. Jim Morris
6 p.m. Boogiemen
7:30 p.m. Confederate Railroad


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Peace River Distributing
Farr Law Firm
City of Punta Gorda
Other Side Sod
Wyvern
Sullivan Street
Charlotte Regional
Medical Center


Volunteer T-shirt
Biehl's Slip-Not
Program
Charlotte Sun
Old Timers Luncheon
Kays-Ponger Funeral
Home
Information Tent
David Levin, Attorney,
IMI Card Merrill
Nav-A-Gator


Sponsor Tent
Mosaic
Harpoon Harry's
First Financial
Program
Charlotte Sun
Volunteer Tent
Hessler Carpet
FPL
Downtown Merchants
Assoc.


Corporate
Fawcett Hospital
Garnette Scholl
Brenda's Restaurant
Coca Cola Bottlling
Wotitzky Law Firm
Merrill Lynch GBSD
Group
Five Star Realty
Charlotte State Bank
AIIPro Home Health


Donating
Aramark, All About Ice,
Bob Naylor, Bull Frog Sun
Block, Chenango Supply,
Chick-Fil-A, Domino's
Pizza, D'vines Wine, Joe
Cracker, Kelly Tractor, PGI
Civic Association, Punta
Gorda Car Wash, Punta
Gorda Rent-all, T&M
Portable Restrooms,
Waste Management,
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M1 River City Grill Pulled pork
M2 Smugglerls Culinary Catering Pot roast,
chicken sandwiches, Crab cakes, curly fries
M3 Sunglass Kingz Sunglasses
M4 Port Charlotte Bandits Hamburgers,
hot dogs, french fries, cheese sticks
M5 Coca Cola wagon
M7 Mobile Massage Message therapy,
tanning gift certificates
M8 Fred's Foods Sausage, steak, chicken,
Polish sausage
M9 Tattoos by Mary Ann -Tattoos, hats,
dancing ribbons
M6 Liberty Ice Cream Sno-cones
M10 Liberty Ice Cream
M11 Molnars Sausage Curley fries,
Hungarian sausage
M12-14 Liberty Ice Cream and Catering -
Philly steaks, curly fries, corn dogs, brats,
grouper sandwiches, cheese sticks
M13 Uncle Royls Kettle Corn


M16 Charlotte High School Basketball -
Funnel cakes
M15-17 Punta Gorda Rotary Strawberry shortcake
M18 New Voyagers Hot dogs, ice cream sandwiches
M19 Coca Cola
M20 Domino's Pizza
M21 Isles Pool Service Pool pumps, solar panels,
resurfacing
M22 Chicks & A Geezer Chili dogs, frito pie,
hot pretzels
M23 Trailwinds Cafe Italian sausage,
cheese steak, fries
M24 StVincent de Paul Dessert, cookies,
brownies, fruit cups
M25 FFA Alumni Corn on the cob
M26 Big John;s BBQ BBQ pork, chicken, ribs,
baked beans, cole slaw
M27 Bob Evans Restaurant Chicken tenders,
onion petals, BBQ pork
M27 East Elementary PTO Cotton candy, lollipops
M29 Ponce de Leon Conquistadors beads
M30 Hillbilly Kettle Korn Italian ice, kettle corn
M31 Charlotte High School Softball -
Airbrush tattoos


M32 Big Lemon Lemonade
M33 Coca Cola Wagon
Corner of Marion & Sullivan -
Charlotte High basketball
Taylor Street
T1 Big Geroys BBQ pork, chicken, beef,
beans and cole slaw
T2 Future Builders of America Raffle tickets
T3 Beach Radio/Kix Country
T4 Southwest Florida Honor Flight -
Veteran ball caps, American flags, skull caps
T5 Punta Gorda Yacht Brokers Information
T6 The Max- Drawings
T7 Charlotte County 4-H Soup
T8 AA Temperature Services -
Air conditioning and heating
T9 Crossties Farm/Garden Rodeo tickets,
mullet wear, pet supplies, fish chum
T10 Charlotte County Public Schools -
King smoothies, smencils, variety of popcorns
T11 Bread of Life Mission Produce
T12 Coca Cola Wagon
T13 AMVETS


T14 British Open Pub/Camp Florida -
Fish & chips, bangers & chips, homemade
potato chips, beer-battered mushrooms
T15 Olde Punta Gorda Cigar Emporium -
Cigars
T16 Joe Crackers Grouper sliders,
sloppy joes
T17 Royal Thai Fried rice, coconut
chicken, spring rolls, curry puff
T18 Yah Yah Girls Sunvisors,
information
T19 Zesty Tomato Pizza Company -
Pizza, Italian sausage
T20 Military Heritage Museum -
Bumper stickers, coffee mugs, memorabilia
T21 Follow the Sun Jewelry Paper
honeycomb hats, seal life pendants,
and crochet raffia hats
T22 Sally Simon Books
T23 Ali Gator Cator Ostrich, elk,
gator bites, Hebrew national hot dogs
T24 AAA Auto Club
Budweiser table Information


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S1 Charlotte Players Full face
painting, small tattoos
S3 4-H Creative Croppers -
Ring toss, ball toss
S5 Conway Professionals and Friends
Relay Team Shark's tooth scramble
S7 Fun house
S9 Fun house
S11 Fun house
S13 New Operation Cooper Street -
Basketball
S15 Project Graduation Charlotte
High School Hi-striker game
S17 Punta Gorda Middle School -
Radar pitch game
S19 East Elementary Fish game


S21 Punta Gorda Middle School -
Balloon game
S23 Museum Society Inc. -
Remote control race track
S25 East Elementary -
Bounce yhouse
S2 First Macedonia Baptist Church -
Hair cornrowing with beads
S4 Charlotte Harbor Environmental
Center Alligator energy toss
S6 Habitat for Humanity -
House-shaped key chains
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April 15-16, 2009


Let's Go! Page 15


'Legends: Viva Las Vegas!'


PROVIDED BY
TURNING LEAF PRODUCTIONS
The sounds of legendary
entertainment capital Las
Vegas come alive at 8 p.m.
Friday Saturday at the
Cultural Center of Char-
lotte County in Port
Charlotte as Turning Leaf
Productions serves up it's
2009 winter season finale,
"Legends: Viva Las Vegas!"
The show shines the
spotlight on Rat Packers
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin
and Sammy Davis Jr., the
three swinging crooners
who epitomize the flash,


dash and just plain fun of
Vegas at its peak.
Stepping into the TLP
spotlight for the first time
is Jimmy Mazz, a western
Massachusetts favorite
who brings three decades
of on-stage polish to the
Cultural Center Theatre.
Jimmy Mazz mixes his
own style with liberal
influences from those
grand masters which such
favorites as "The Lady is a
Tramp," "Fly Me to the
Moon," "Everybody Loves
Somebody," "That's
Amore," "Mr. Bojangles," "I


Gotta Be Me," and, of
course, "My Way."
But Jimmy Mazz, aka
James Mazzaferro, reaches
beyond the Rat Pack, with
nods to Englebert
Humperdink ("Release
Me," "Stranger in Par-
adise," "I Can't Stop Loving
You"), Tom Jones ("Green,
Green Grass of Home,"
Delilah," "It's Not Unusu-
al"), Neil Diamond ("Sweet
Caroline") and Elvis
("Burnin' Love," "All Shook
Up," "The Wonder of You,"
and "Viva Las Vegas").
For more about Jimmy


Mazz, including audio
tracks from two of his
CDs, go online to
www.jimmymazzsings.co
m.
Also making an appear-
ance in "Legends: Viva Las
Vegas!" will be TLP
producer and local
favorite Valerie Sneade,
who also suggests there
maybe a surprise guest or
two.
Tickets are $14 in
advance, $16 during the
week of the show (starting
April 13), and maybe
purchased by calling the


TLP box office at 941-206-
LEAF (5323) or after hours
at 941-380-2507.
Reserved seats may also
be ordered on the Web at


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ILLUSTRATION PROVIDED
www.turningleaf
productions.net.
The Cultural Center
Theater is located at 2280
Aaron St., Port Charlotte.


Science Museum hosts da Vinci invention exhibit


STAFF REPORT
SARASOTA Leonardo
da Vinci is probably best
known to most people as
the painter who gave the
world the Mona Lisa and
the Last Supper.
He was also a prodi-
gious inventor, whose
original drawings and
concepts laid the founda-
tion for parachutes,
helicopters and even
odometers.
The G.Wiz Science
Museum will showcase da
Vinci's far-reaching


scientific and technical
drawings in a special
exhibit running until Sept.
7. Entitled "The Inventions
of Leonardo daVinci," the
exhibition focuses on 16
drawings that have been
reproduced on graphic
panels. In addition, those
drawings have been made
into models.
Originally developed by
the IBM Corporation, this
interpretive exhibition
encourages visitors to
explore these concepts, in
many cases through


CALENDAR EXTRAS


Gary Valentine
GaryValentine to
perform through Saturday
atVisani.
People know Gary
Valentine from "The King
of Queens" as Danny
Heffernan. Valentine looks
forward to live perfor-
mances as a way to get
people to see his humor, as
opposed to that of a
screenwriter's.


Visani is located 2400
Kings Highway, Port
Charlotte.
Valentine's humor is
agressive, but not foul.
Tickets are $15.
For more information,
call 941-629-9191.


hands-on experiences
with working models,
museum spokeswoman
Molly Demeulenaere said.
DaVinci was among the
first to understand that
why and how a machine
works is more important
than what it does and that
all machines, no matter
what their specific
functions, are dependent
on a limited numbers of
mechanisms, she said.
By studying and
improving his understand-
ing of the component


Roll up your jeans and find
your penny loafers and go
back to the Fabulous
Fifties from 7 p.m. 10
p.m. Thursday at the
Charlotte Harbor Event
and Conference Center, 75
Taylor St., Punta Gorda.


parts of machines -
gears, pulleys, springs, etc.
- daVinci was able to
come up with general
rules for inventing
machines for all sorts of
jobs, she added.
Some of the museum's
exhibit highlights include:
The Flying Machine,
helicopter, parachute,
printing press and
odometer.
The Science Museum is
located in Sarasota's
downtown cultural district
at the Blivas Science &


Dancing, DJ Dennis
John, cash bar and
concessions by Boston
Culinary Group.
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $10.
For more information,
call 941-639-5833.


Technology Center, 1001
Boulevard of the Arts.
Hours of operation are
Monday through Saturday,
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The
museum is open Sunday


from noon to 5 p.m.
To learn more about the
museum's programs call
941-309-4949, ext. 102, or
visit the Web site at
www.gwiz.org.


Fabulous Fifties
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Let's Go! Page 16


April 15-16, 2009


Third time's a charm for 'Laughing Matters'


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
If you are not offended
by something in "Laugh-
ing Matters 2009," at
Florida Studio Theatre,
you are not paying
attention.
And, if you don't think it
is funny, you have no
sense of humor.
FST's comedy writers'
latest installment of
"Laughing Matters" may
be the best one yet, if only
because there is so much
going on in this troubled
world, country, state and
area. For head writer
Rebecca Langford and
cohorts Stephen deGelder,
Jim Prosser, Nick Santa
Maria, Chris Friday, Joseph


Matheson and Adam
Ratner, nothing is sacred
and there is a humorous
side to most everything
Jamie Day, stunningly
attired in a green dress
with coordinating pink
socks and tennis shoes, is
totally delightful from the
show's opening "Comedy
Tonight" sketch through
several 60-second schticks
as news woman Nancy
Bloodbath to her on-the-
money interpretation of
gun-toting Sarah Palin as
Alaska Oakly who Can't
Get a ManWith a Gun."
The Miss America crown
was a nice touch, especial-
ly as paired with pink six-
shooters by costumer
Marcella Beckwith.


Beckwith's color choices
for Day's co-stars were
equally delightful, starting
with the yellow-gold suit
worn by pianist Jim
Prosser.
Ritchie McCall, clad in
purple suit with matching
suspenders and tennis
shoes, put his left foot first
in "Crossing Tamiami" and
continued to step up the
fun factor both alone and
with his co-stars in a scene
from the New Camelot to
his wonderful Louis
"Satchmo" Armstrong
impersonation of "What a
BlunderfulWorld.
Patrick Frankfort, in red,
and Stephen Hope, in
blue, added their own
comedic and musical


talents to this great cast.
Frankfort was over-the-top
as his red suit, "doing fine"
as Johnny Cash and
scoring big laughs as
George Stephanopolis.
Hope is the glue that
binds this type show
together, whether working
with Bubbles the Realtor
during the boom or
singing, "You Must Have
Been a Beautiful Barbie" to
Day's Palin. He also is the
show's choreographer.
Other shining moments
included "The Age of
Urology," "Barack, Barack"
and "Recession Medley"
with music from "Fiddler
on the Roof" and jabs at
the hedge fund geniuses.
The show was directed


by FST's artistic director
Richard Hopkins who also
had a hand in the writing,
while also overseeing the
day-to-day operations in
FST's three very different
venues. Multi-talented, he
can add to the zaniness of
a show such as this but
also have an audience
glued to their seats while
watching a serious
dramatic work.
Florida Studio Theatre is
at 1241 N. Palm. Ave.,
Sarasota. "Laughing
Matters 2009" is in the
Goldstein Cabaret through
June 6. Tickets are $26-$29
per person. Visit
www.floridastudiothe-
atre.org or call 941-366-
9000.


PHOTO COURTESY OF
FLORIDA STUDIO THEATRE
Patrick Frankfort, Stephen
Hope, Jamie Day and
Ritchie McCall, front, in
"Laughing Matters ...
2009" at Florida Studio
Theatre's Goldstein Cabaret
through June 6.


'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf'


- not the Chases


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
The Edward Albee work,
"Who's Afraid of Virginia
Woolf?" has long belonged
to director Mike Nichols
and film stars Elizabeth
Taylor and the late Richard
Burton.
Thursday, April 9, Ron
Ziegler and actors Lori and
Murray Chase acquired
their share of that classic
Albee work, which exposes
about as many raw human
emotions in three-plus
hours as is humanly
possibly.
The rawest emotions
stem from the bitterness
between George (Murray
Chase) and Martha (Lori
Chase) who are approach-
ing middle age kicking and
screaming. Martha is the
daughter of the college
president and George is
the associate history
professor who will never


be the college president.
They live on campus in
the small college commu-
nity where, at least to
them, both successes and
failures seem bigger than
they really are. Disap-
pointed in the result of
their choices and in their
respective lots in life, they
belittle and berate each
other constantly, fueling
the rage with copious
amounts of alcohol.
On the night in ques-
tion, George and Martha
began their drinking at a
party at the home of the
college president where
they met a young couple
who in some ways mirror
George and Martha.
Despite the late hour,
when invited back to the
home of George and
Martha, the young couple,
Nick (Doug Landin) and
Honey (Molly Healy)
accept.
Taking love-hate


relationships to new
heights, George and
Martha duke out it
verbally, and occasionally
physically. Nick and
Honey become too
fascinated to leave, too
disgusted and fearful to
stay and ultimately too
involved.
The Chases' perfor-
mances grew stronger
during the evening as
more and more layers of
the complex relationship
between George and
Martha and their carefully
buried past were uncov-
ered. The fun and games
of Act one turned into
"Walpurgisnacht" in act
two and reached a climax
both expected and
unexpected in act three.
Landin easily held his own
with these two strong
players, gradually releas-
ing bits and pieces of his
own complicated charac-


ter. Healy, with her near-
constant smile and
childish giggle, plus her
slim build was picture
perfect as the naive young
bride of the opportunistic
biology professor played
by Landin.
Skillfully directed by Ron
Ziegler who recently
directed "Escanaba in Da
Moonlight" at Venice
Theatre, "Virginia Woolfe"
is both more and less than
it seems, catching most
everyone off-guard with its
many twists and turns and
situations. In addition to
adult language and
situations there is a lot of
smoking, which, on
opening night, bothered
some members of the
audience.
Enveloping the cast was
Kirk Hughes' stunning
theater-in-the-round-style
drawing room, which
supplied the finishing


touch of bringing the
audience right into the
heart of the action like
silent extras at the bizarre
late-night soiree.
Pine View High School
senior Karly Tufenkjian, a
long-time volunteer at
Venice Theatre, working
with Venice Theatre's
assistant costume design-
er Jeanette Rybicki, chose
exactly the right costumes
for the troupe. Dorian
Boyd did the sound and
Shawn Watkins did the


lighting.
"Who's Afraid ofVirginia
Woolf?" plays through
April 26 in the Yvonne T.
Pinkerton Theatre, home
of Stage II productions at
Venice Theatre. Tickets are
$24 per person. Venice
Theatre is at 140W Tampa
Ave., on the island in
downtown Venice.
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'Smile' when next you go to The Players


FROM THE PLAYERS
THEATRE SARASOTA
The Players Theatre
wraps up its 79th season
Broadway Series with the
musical "Smile,"
Thursday through April 26.
Originally produced on
Broadway in 1986, with
music by Marvin Hamlisch
and book and lyrics by
Howard Ashman, the
production is loosely
based on the 1975 film of
the same title, from a
screenplay by Jerry Belson.
The original Broadway
production received a
Tony Award nomination,
as well as a Drama Desk
Award nomination.
This is the satirical story
of life, loyalty, and taking
the crown in a beauty
pageant set in the 1980's in
California. The story flows


with endearing passion,
smart satire, eager teen-
age girls, and corrupted
American values. Marvin
Hamlisch ("A Chorus ") is
the winner of three Oscars,
four Grammys, four
Emmys, a Tony and three
Golden Globe awards.
Lyricist Howard Ashman
(Little Shop of Horrors,
Beauty and the Beast) is
the recipient of two
Grammy Awards, two
Golden Globes, and two
Oscars.
"Smile" chronicles the
backstage ups and downs
of the fictional 1985 Young
American Miss beauty
pageant held in Santa
Rosa, California. The main
characters include Robin
Gibson, Sandra Kay, Maria
Gonzales and Doria
Hudson, four contestants


who befriend and help
each other throughout the
week; Brenda DiCarlo
Freelander, an ex-Young
American Miss second-
runner-up coordinating
the pageant; and Brenda,s
husband Big Bob, an RV
Salesman trying to help
her through the week.
Michael Newton-Brown
is set designer and direc-
tor, with music direction
by Deidre Riegel.
"The girls are strong and
understand how this very
complicated show moves,"
Newton-Brown said. "I
think audiences will be
happily surprised. This is
not a small show. It is a
monster, and flows like a
film.
Jared Wallace is the
production's costumer and
Matthew Nitsch is the


technical director. The cast
features Kathleen Abney as
Brenda, Leslie Dawley as
her husband, Big Bob,
Trina Rizzo as Doria, Tara
Colandra as Sandra Kay,
ChanningWeir as Robin,
and Kristina Greco as
Maria.
As The Players Theatre
concludes its Broadway
Series, the staff prepares
for the Summer Sizzler
Series presenting "The
Taming of the Shrew,"
"Wit," and "Hay Day." In
celebration of The Players'
80th season the upcoming
Broadway Series includes
such Tony Award-winners
as "Anything Goes,"
"Fiddler on the Roof," and
"Tommy."
Evening performances
are at 8 p.m. (except
opening night April 16,


Kathleen Abney and Leslie Dawley in "Smile" at The Play-
ers Theatre in Sarasota.


which is at 7:30 p.m.) April
17, 18, 21-25 and at 2 p.m.
April 19, 25 and 26.
The Players is at 838
North Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota.
Tickets are $23 per
person for adults and $12
for students. The box office


is open Monday through
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Series subscriptions
are available at the Box
Office. Call 941-365-2494
pr visit
www.theplayers.org.


Hillview block party is Giving Hunger the Blues


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
One block party
benefiting two good
causes will feature at
least a dozen musical
groups from noon to 8
p.m. Sunday during the
Hillview Street Festival.
The two beneficiaries
are the PAL Sailor Circus
(one of just a handful of
high school circuses in
the United States) and
the All-Faith's Food Bank,
which supplies food to
pantries throughout the
area.
Most of the music will
take place in the area in
front of the Five O'Clock


'American Idol'
runner-up to
perform
Syesha Mercado, the
2008 "American Idol"
runner-up from Saraso-
ta, will perform at the
14th annual "Giving
Hunger the Blues"
Sunday on Hillview
Street in Southside

Club, 1920 Hillview Road,
but the entire block will
be closed to automobile
traffic so party goers can
literally kick up their
heels.
At press time, the list of


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
community.
There will be live
bands on two stages
including one stage
exclusively for youth

groups included, on the
Youth Stage: a group
from the Center for
Education, the Drumline
from the Sarasota
Military Academy, Jazz
Juvenocracy, Drum


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

Studio All-Stars and Bad
Sara. Performing on the
Main stage: Not from
Here, My Friend Scott,
Anthony J and the
Automatics, Fogt's All
Stars, Carnival of Crue


Motley Crue tribute
band).
All proceeds benefit
All Faiths Food Bank and
the PAL Sailor Circus
Tickets are $5 for
adults; children admit-
ted free. Tickets will be
available on site to
purchase food and
beverages.
"Giving Hunger The

(Motley Crue tribute
band) and H 2 H (AC/DC
Tribute Band).
Hillview, in Southside
Village, is one block
south of Sarasota Memo-
rial Hospital, off U.S. 41.


Blues" has grown each
year and raised more
than $700,000. Local
musicians, bands,
performers and artists
donate their talents and
time every year.
For more information,
go to
www.givinghungerthe-
blues.org or call
941-366-5555.

The block party will be in
the block to the west of
41. The festival will run
from noon until 8 p.m.
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April 15-16, 2009


Tom Jones returns to Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall


PROVIDED BY VAN WEZEL power that extends from a
PERFORMING ARTS HALL baritone to tenor range.
Global superstar Tom He is known simply as
Jones returns to the Van "Jones the Voice" in his
Wezel Performing Arts Hall, native Wales.
777 North Tamiami Trail, Bor Thomas John
Sarasota, on Tuesday, April Woodward in 1940, Jones
21 at 8 p.m. Tickets are has sustained his populari-
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One of the most distinc- decades, spanning the
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for a full-throated vocal to boogie-woogie, through

CALENDAR EXTRAS


Charlotte County
Concert Band
The final concert of the
season will be presented
by the Charlotte County
Concert Band at 2 p.m.
Sunday in the theater of
the Cultural Center of
Charlotte County, 2280
Aaron St., Port Charlotte.
The two hour program is
entitled "April Showers
Bring Musical Rainbows"
and features a French
horn quartet performing
"Here's That Rainy Day"
andWanda Carter per-
forming an alto saxophone
solo with band accompa-
niment on "Over The
Rainbow."
Tickets are $7 and can
be purchased in advance
at the box office. For
further information,
please phone 941-625-
4175 ext. 222.

Chorale concert
The Suncoast Chorale
will hold its Spring
Concert 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday at Englewood
United Methodist Church,
700 E. Dearborn St. The
Chorale presents the Faure
Requiem, Brahms Folk
Songs, Aaron Copeland's
The Promise of Living, a R.
Thompson Frostiania


selection, and other
memorable favorites.
CHAIRSMA of Charlotte
High guest stars for this
performance. Tickets cost
$15 each. For more
information, call 1-888-
326-8403 or visit www.sun-
coastchorale.org.

Charlotte County
Big Band
Swingin' On Mondays
featuring the Charlotte
County Big Band winds
up the season on Mon-
day with a two hour show
entitled "String Of
Pearls." Featured will be
the song of the same title
made famous by the
Glenn Miller Orchestra of
the swing era. Also, the
music of Tommy and
Jimmy Dorsey, Les and
Larry Elgart, Billy May,
and Artie Shaw will be
featured. Reserved seats
can be purchased for $8
at the theater of the
Cultural Center of
Charlotte County, 2280
Aaron St., Port Charlotte.
For additional informa-
tion, call 941-625-4175
ext. 222.

Jazz concert
at library
Swing into spring with


to contemporary dance
and urban soul. His
greatest hits include "She's
a Lady," "It's Not Unusual,"
"Help Yourself," "Delilah,"
"Without Love," "Love Me
Tonight," "What's New
Pussycat?" and "Green,
Green Grass of Home."
Jones' sensuous perfor-
mance style is legendary.
Career highlights include
receiving a BRIT Award for
Outstanding Contribution


the Jazz at the Library
concert held 6 p.m.
April23 at Mid-County
Regional Library, 2050
Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port
Charlotte. The concert will
feature a quintet consist-
ing of Chris Brown, Mike


to Music, a Silver Clef
Award for Lifetime
Achievement and appear-
ing as himself in the hit
comedy "The Simpsons."
Other film roles have
included parts in "Mars
Attacks!" and "Agnes
Brown."
Jones was knighted by
Her Majesty the Queen in
2006. His latest album, "24
Hours," is a mix of tracks
that are big, stylish fun and


Parmelee, Charlie
Prawdzik, Dominic
Mancini and Johnny
Moore. Tickets cost $5
each and will become
available for purchase
April 16. For more infor-
mation, call 941-613-3166.


an insightful reflection of
his life thus far. The album
is produced by the UK duo
Futurecut (Lilly Allen, Kate
Nash, Estelle) and includes
"Sugar Daddy," which was
specially penned for Jones


by U2's Bono, and a
remake of Bruce Spring-
steen's "The Hitter."
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Let's Go! Page 19


Venice Theatre stages classic Edward Albee play


STAFF REPORT
VENICE Husband
and wife actors Murray
and Lori Chase will star in
the Venice Theatre's
production of Edward
Albee's "Who's Afraid of
Virginia Woolf?" through
April 26.
The play will be
performed in the Yvonne
Pinkerton Theatre. In the
supporting roles of Nick
and Honey are Doug
Landin and Molly Healy.
The play is being
directed by Ron Ziegler.
The production manager
is Mark Dukes and the
technical director is John
Andzulis. The scenic
designer is Kirk Hughes,
lighting designer is Shawn
Watkins, sound designer
is Dorian Boyd and the
costume designer is Paul
Lopez.
Sharon Fieser is the
state manager.


The play, which was
successfully revived on
Broadway starring
Kathleen Turner in 2005,
centers on two married
couples. George and
Martha, portrayed by the
Chases, have been
married for a long time.
He is a professor who,
despite early promise, has
failed to reach his poten-
tial, something his wife
constantly reminds him
of both when they are
alone and in social
situations. Nick and
Honey are a young
married couple. He is an
ambitious young profes-
sor and his wife is naive
about the often fierce
internal politics that mark
academic life.
The original stage
production of "Who's
Afraid ofVirginiaWoolf"
opened on Broadway in
1962 to rave reviews and


PHOTO PROVIDED
Husband and wife Murray and Lori Chase will star in the
Venice Theatre's production of "Who's Afraid of Virginia
Woolf?" opening Thursday and running through April 26.
The Edward Albee play will close out the theater's Stage II
subscription season.


starred Uta Hagen and
Arthur Hill. It was later
made into a movie
starring Elizabeth Taylor
and Richard Burton.
Ziegler said he is
aiming to offer local
audiences the same type
of electricity that Hagen
and Hill and later Taylor
and Burton brought to
their performances.
His odds at success are
good considering his cast,
theater officials said.
Murray and Lori Chase
have both received
numerous awards and
accolades for their past
work together at Venice
Theatre.
The Venice Theatre is
the third-largest out of
10,000 community


theaters in the United
States. Located at 140 West
Tampa Ave., its main stage
offers seating for 432
people and features
musicals, plays, concerts
and special events.
The Yvonne Pinkerton
Theatre seats 90 and is
home to the Generations,
Stage II and Cabaret
Series.
The Stage II series
features plays that are
controversial in nature
such as "Who's Afraid of
Virginia Woolf"
Evening performances
of "Who's Afraid of Virginia
Woolf?" are Tuesdays
through Saturdays at 7
p.m. Sunday matinees are
at 1 p.m. This is one hour
earlier than the theater's


usual curtain time.
Tickets are are available
at the theater's box office
at 941-488-1115 or online
at www.venicestage.com.
The box office also


opens one hour before all
shows for walk-up tickets.
For more information
aboutVenice Theatre visit
the Web site at
www.venicestage.com.


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April 15-16, 2009


Bob Barker returns to 'The Price is Right' Thursday


By LORINDA TOLEDO
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
LOS ANGELES Bob
Barker returned to "The
Price Is Right" and this
time he was the showcase.
After nearly two years in
retirement, the 85-year-
old former game show
host was invited to come
on down to "The Price Is
Right" to promote his
memoir, "Priceless
Memories."
Barker recently once
again stood on the set
where he had worked for
35 years. As he walked the


halls of the studio, old co-
workers greeted Barker
with broad smiles,
seemingly as happy to
have him back as he was
to be there.
Dressed in a black suit
with a hot pink shirt and
matching tie, the silver-
haired host appeared
alongside successor Drew
Carey near the finale of
the show, which airs
Thursday to present two
prize showcases that were
somewhat stretched to
promote Barker's memoir.
One showcase, for


example, featured a
computer to order the
book, a trip to New York
City to buy a bundle of the
books from the publisher,
and a truck to haul them
all back in.
"That general idea was
in their script, but I
shamelessly overacted on
a lot of it," Barker said,
laughing mischievously in
his dressing room after the
show.
All 300 members of the
show's live studio audience
also received a copy of the
tome.


CALENDAR EXTRAS


'Far and Away'
On Thursday evening,
the North Port Concert
Band will present its final
concert of the 2008-09
season 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.


Senior' fun day
Mature Lifestyles
magazine will hold its 13th
annual Senior Fun Fest 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. April 22 at
the Cultural Center of
Charlotte County, 2280
Aaron St., Port Charlotte.
The event features over
75 "Senior Friendly"
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 including a Sock Hop


with Denise Looney.
Fritzy "the one man
circus" entertains with
juggling, unicycling,
globe walking, Charlie
Chaplin imitation and
more. There will be free
Bingo games for prizes,
Antique and Classic Car
Show by Veteran Motor
Car Club of America and
free health screenings.
Health screenings
include: Bone density,
spinal screening, heart
murmers and carotid
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Most days, Barker said
his retirement has been
filled with various projects
helping animals. He also
keeps in shape by exercis-
ing with light weights and
an elliptical machine.
"I have remarked that I
better go back and start
doing the show again to get
a little rest," Barker said.
But despite his busy
lifestyle, the veteran
performer said he misses
the excitement of "The
Price is Right."
"I could never have done
this show if I hadn't



Cataracts and Glaucoma,
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There will also be give-
aways and free coffee and
snacks. A Senior Friendly
lunch will be available
from the Cafe. The
admission, parking and
events are free and open


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THEATER
& Restaurant

COMEDY
WEDNESDAY THRU SATURDAY


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enjoyed it, and one of the
things I enjoyed was the
excitement with the
audience, the fun with the
audience, the responses of
the audience," Barker said.
"I'd done audience
participation my entire
adult life."
Barker taped his last
regular episode his
6,586th of the popular
CBS game show in June
2007, retiring after five
decades on national
television.
Always the animal lover,
Barker spends his free time



to the public. For more
information, call Dave
Kelly at 239-823-3542, Fran


Menu

Served daily from Ham to 3pm
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.


Wednesday,'hursday & Friday
from 4 to 6pm. And at the
Courtside Cafe Friday Apr. 3,17;
May 1,15 from 5 to 7pm
with Karaoke.


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


with his dog, Jesse, and two
rabbits, Mr. Rabbit and
Honey Bunny. Proceeds
from Barker's book will go
to the DJ&T Foundation,
which he founded in 1994
to subsidize the cost of
spaying and neutering
animals.
Asked at the end of the
interview if there was
anything else he'd like to
add, Barker chuckled and
said, just as he had for 35
years on network televi-
sion: "Help control the pet
population, have your pets
spayed or neutered."


Castricone at 727-595-5455
or visit
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5301 Heron Creek Blvd., North Port
Off Sumter Blvd.
Between U.S. 41 & 1-75 (Exit 182)
www.heron-creek.com/dining
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DESOTO
* Wagon 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,
Double Effects.
6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.Tuesday, Andy G.
- Englewood Elks #2378
401 N. Indiana Ave., Englewood.
941-474-1404.
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 p.m. 10 p.m. Friday Sammy J. Band.
6 p.m.- 10 p.m. Saturday, Kenny Rose.
4 p.m. 8 p.m. Sunday, Memories.
6:30 p.m. -10 p.m. Monday, Bruce
Nye the Elvis Guy dinner theater.
* Rotonda Elks
303 Rotonda Blvd., East., Rotonda W.
941-697-2710.
7:30 p.m.Thursday, bingo.
7:30 p.m. Friday, Two Can Jam.


NORTH PORT
* Buffalo Wild Wings
700 Sumter Crossings Dive, North Port.
5:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m., Friday,
Les Pearsall.


* 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.
SVFW 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, Jimmy Jay.
6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Saturday,
Buddy Country.
6 p.m.Tuesday, bingo.
- Deep Creek Elks
1133 Capricorn Blvd., Deep Creek.
941-764-6825.
5 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Friday, dinner
with music by Anything Goes.
5 p.m. 7:30 p.m. p.m. Saturday,
dinner with music by Harmony.
* Joe Cracker
1020 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte.
941-258-3444.
7:30 p.m.- 11:30 p.m. Friday, High tide.
* MS Rascal's Loony Bin
1182 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
www.loonybinpub.com.
941-255-5999.
9 p.m. -1 a.m. Friday, Bandana.
9 p.m.- 1 a.m. Saturday, Whipping Post.
9 p.m. -1 a.m.Tuesday, open mike
with Philly Billy.
9 p.m. -1 a.m.Wednesday, Thursday,
ladies night with DJ Philly Billy.
Noon, Monday Friday, Texas Hold
'em Poker.
* Port Charlotte Elks #2153
20225 Kenilworth Blvd., off Veterans
Blvd., Port Charlotte.
941-627-9811.


CALENDAR EXTRA


Van Wezel
helping needy pets

The Van Wezel Perform-
ing Arts Hall is partnering
with Honor Sanctuary
Sarasota, to provide pet
food and other necessary
supplies for dogs and cats
in need of "finding a
home." Serving Sarasota
and Manatee counties,
Honor Sanctuary
(www.honorsanctuary.org) is
a no-kill facility that
provides adoptions and
foster homes, low cost and
free spaying and neuter-
ing, and education for all


animal owners and the
community.
Donations of dog and
cat food, pet toys and
other items are being
collected in bins at four
Sarasota locations: Van
Wezel Performing Arts Hall
(777 N. Tamiami Trail),
Honor Sanctuary (Nate's
Place, 8459 Cooper Creek
Blvd., Petco (3800 S.
Tamiami Trail) and ABC-7
WWSB (1477 10th St.).
Suggested items include
cat food, dog food, cat
toys, clay cat litter, Petco
gift cards, paper towels
and bleach.


5:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Friday,
Dinner and dance with Girl Talk.
Friday, karaoke with Breeze.
- Portside
3636 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-629-3055.
9 p.m. 1 a.m.Thursday, Ladies night
with DJT.
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Saturday, '80s Night
with video games, pricing and
DJT 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.
8 p.m. Monday Texas Hold 'em Poker,
APA 9 Ball League.
8 p.m. Tuesday, Texas Hold'em Poker,
Q's In-House 9 Ball Pool League.
1 p.m., 8 p.m. Wednesday, Texas
Hold 'em Poker, 8 APA 8 Ball Pool
League.
u Sports City
4660 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-627-6264.
7 p.m. 11 p.m.Thursday, live music.
8 p.m. midnight Friday, live music.
8 p.m. midnight Saturday, live music.
5 p.m. 8 p.m. Sunday, live music.
8 p.m. midnight Tuesday, live music.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m.Wednesday live music.
* Sun Flea Market
18505 Paulson Drive, Port Charlotte.
941-255-3532.
Noon 3 p.m. Friday Rosanne Botts.
Noon 3 p.m. Saturday, Kenny Anderson.
Noon 3 p.m. Sunday, Paul Ferguson.
- Visani featuring The Comedy Zone
2400 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte.
941-629-9191.
8 p.m. Thursday Friday, live comedy
with Gary Valentine.


Donors will receive a
$10 discount voucher
that may be redeemed
toward tickets in select
seating, except the
golden circle section, to
the national tour of "The
Wizard of Oz" at the
Van Wezel. The musical is
scheduled for three
performances: April 25
at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and
April 26 at 2 p.m.
Regular ticket prices are
$45-$70. Tickets may be
purchased at the box
office, by calling 941-953-
3368 or by logging onto
www.vanwezel.org.


7:30 p.m., 10 p.m. Saturday, live
comedy with Gary Valentine.
7:30 p.m.Tuesday, Ken McBride.
8 p.m. Wednesday, live comedy with
Julie Scoggins and Marvin Todd.

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. -10 p.m. Friday Saturday,
The Bob Hanson Trio.
5 p.m. Monday through Saturday,
Mable at the piano.
* Danny's Deep Creek Pub
24901 Sandhill Blvd. Unit 14,
Punta Gorda.
941-764-0640.
7:30 p.m. Thursday,
karaoke with Stephanie.
8 p.m. Friday, Paul Strowe.
9 p.m. Friday, Wii Master's Bowling
Tournament.
11a.m.- 7 p.m. Saturday,
Anti Block Pary.
10 p.m. Saturday, Wii Dutch
BowlingTournament.
3 p.m. Sunday, Nascar Bowling
League.
4 p.m. Sunday, free poker.
7 p.m. Monday, Danny's Pure Poker
Showdown.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Wii Bowling.
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.
2 p.m. 6 p.m. Saturday,
Block Party Kenny Rose.
7 p.m. 11 p.m. Saturday,
Block Party Storm Surge.
2 p.m. 6 p.m. Sunday, Anything Goes.
8 p.m. midnight, Wednesday,
Kapos Kings.
- Fishermen's Village
1200W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda.
941-639-8721.
6 p.m. 8 p.m.Thursday, Gary Gray.
5 p.m. 9 p.m. Friday, The Top Hats.
5 p.m. 9 p.m. Saturday, Gary Gray.
* Mooseheads
318 Tamimia 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
1601 Tamiami 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, Low Rent.
8 p.m.- midnight Satuday Sudden Impact
7 p.m. 11 p.m. Wednesday, Tim &
Rosanne.
SThe 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.
* Honoluana Island Grill
222 Airport Ave., Venice.
941-483-3553.
7:30 p.m. Friday, Big Daddy.
7 p.m. Saturday, Koko Ray.
6 p.m. 9 p.m.Tuesday, Jimi Banks.
- The Office Pub
1195 U.S. 41 Bypass South, Venice.
941-445-5973.
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Wednesday, karaoke
with Rich & Michelle.
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Saturday, karaoke
contest with with Jim & Deb.
2 p.m. Sunday, Wii bowling
competition.
* Saltwater Cafe
1071 N. Tamiami Trail, Nokomis.
941-488-3775.
8 p.m. -11 p.m. Wednesday, ladies
night with Sam Domicolo.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m. Friday,Tommy Doerr.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m. Saturday DooWop Denny.
11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m., Sunday
brunch with Gary Lesher.
6 p.m. Sunday, Gary Lesher.
Caribbean Island Night.

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April 15-16, 2009


Fortune Garden offers table service and food prepared to order


T ucked in the corner
of the Books-A-
Million shopping
plaza, this little place is a
classic example of a
generic Chinese restau-
rant.
The booth-lined walls,
the goldfish tank at the
entrance, a large back-
lighted photograph of the
Great Wall, Chinese
calendars, paper lanterns
and a happy Buddha all
contribute to a picture
that is familiar to us all.
After being seated in our
high-backed booth we had
fun consulting the
Chinese zodiac on the
place mats to determine
our horoscopes. Our
waiter brought us a pot of
fragrant jasmine tea and
the lunch menu. There
were more than 20 choices
from $4.75 to $5.75, all
served with fried rice and
an egg roll. When request-


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ed, bottled water was
served from a cooler.
To sample the regular
menu, we started with
steamed dumplings
($4.25) and an unusual
offering called Dragon
Soup ($4.25 for two). The
eight dumplings were an
excellent beginning:
ground well-seasoned
pork in a delicate wrapper
served with a fragrant
dipping sauce. Dragon
Soup was a light egg drop
soup enriched by the
addition of shrimp, pieces
of white meat chicken,
and Asian vegetables; the
flavor was not as exotic as
we had hoped. The
addition of freshly-made


hot mustard sparked its
taste.
From the lunch menu
(11 a.m.- 3 p.m.), she
selected the Mandarin
Chicken ($4.75) and asked
that garlic sauce replace
the customary brown
sauce and that white rice
be served instead of fried
rice. The server did not
hesitate to fulfill her
requests. On the large


dish, tender pieces of
chicken breast mingled
with bamboo shoots,
snow peas, baby corn,
fresh mushrooms, bok
choi, broccoli, onions,
and carrots, all brought
together by the spicy


Fortune Garden
Address: 1825 Tamiami Trail B-8, Port Charlotte.
Telephone number: 941-255-1899..
Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday;
11 p.m. to 11 p.m.Friday Saturday; 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.
Credit cards: Visa, Mastercard.
Atmosphere..............Price:.............rice ................. $ $$
Healthy choices:................Yes
Value for Money:......... fill
Vale for Mony:...... Kids Menu: ....................... Yes

Service: ............................. Full Bar.............................. N o
$ $1$10; $$ $11 $15 Dress: ......................Casual
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CALENDAR EXTRA


An Irish Cabaret
Diego Caravan #255 of
the Order of Alhambra
once again will be present-
ing a great afternoon of
entertainment, at 2 p.m.
April26.
This show will be held at
St. Raphael's Church new
Activity Center located at
770 Kilbourne Ave.
Englewood.
The star of the show, in
his only appearance on
the west coast, will be Noel
Kingston. Also appearing
will be Irish Step Dancer
Jillian McCormack.
Tickets are limited to
400 and include Irish Soda
Bread, Tea and Coffee. By
attending our cabaret it
will be your opportunity to
help us enhance our
Parish Center kitchen.
Tickets are $10 and are


available at St. Raphael's
Parish Office or by calling


Marvin Peschel at
941-473-2458.


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of our fortune cookies
stated, "Satisfaction may
often be found in simple
places close to home."


garlic sauce.
He chose the simple,
traditional Chinese dish,
Double Cooked Pork
($4.75), lean slices of pork
in a highly spiced sauce
with cabbage and bamboo
shoots. The addition of
pieces of green pepper
and carrot added color to
the savory mixture. The
egg rolls and fried rice
were acceptable, but not
exceptional. If you usually
find that Chinese cuisine
has too much cornstarch,
you will be pleased by the
light sauces, and soups
prepared here.
Unlike the ubiquitous
take-out-only and buffet-
style Asian restaurants,
Fortune Garden offers
table service and food
prepared to order. As one


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Disney characters dress in their flowery best at Epcot

By KIM COOL ensconced in a great Mansion. In the case of at the Hollywood
FEATURES EDITOR room with a view of one the latter, it is impor- Studios this year.
Disney gardeners have of the pools the one tant to see if there is I am not sure how
>een at it again. The with the waterfalls. Also still room for one more many topiary characters
result is one of the nearby was the famous ghost. fill the park this year


world's most incredible
floral displays the
16th annual Epcot
Flower & Garden
Festival, continuing
through May 31 at
Walt Disney World in
Lake Buena Vista.
My latest trip to visit
Donald and his pals
Mickey and Minnie was
a few days before the
annual flower festival
officially opened but it
seemed as though every
garden at the resort was
already in bloom, even
at the Hollywood Studios
and within the Magic
Kingdom. While the
most impressive displays
will be found in Epcot,
there are plenty of floral
displays in each of the
theme parks as well as
within the grounds of all
the Disney hotels, from
the moderately priced
All-Star Resorts to the
elegant turn-of-the-
century-inspired Grand
Floridian and the
tropical-themed Polyne-
sian where I was


Polynesian beach, with
rows of lounge chairs
from which one could
soak up the rays while
watching the Disney
fleet of boats on Bay
Lake.
Eschewing the mono-
rail for one return trip
from the magic King-
dom, I enjoyed a ride on
a launch from the theme
park dock past the
Grand Floridian and its
Wedding Chapel to the
Polynesian dock in
about five minutes.
Strolling back to my
room through that
resort's lush grounds, I
was already looking
forward to an afternoon
at the Hollywood Studios
and quality time on
Tower of Terror and
Rockin Roller Coaster -
possibly my two favorite
Disney rides. Unless I
am at the the Magic
Kingdom. There I
always have to check
out Space Mountain
and Splash Mountain
and the Haunted


Despite installing
what seems like at least
100 floating tires filled
with impatiens in the
ponds on either side of
the bridge from Future
World to World Show-
case and then replacing
goodness knows how
many acres of grass
with spiral-shaped
flower beds and then
punctuating the entire
park with topiary
characters and hanging
baskets, the Disney
gardeners seem to have
spread festival cheer
throughout the entire
Walt Disney World
Resort. They work most
of their magic in the
middle of the night.
This year's gardening
magic includes what the
Disney folks refer to as
the "Cinderellabration"
at the Epcot entrance.
The magic brooms from
Fantasia, which have
graced other Flower
festivals of the past I
discovered outside the
Brown Derby Restaurant


but expect to find most
of your favorites. It
seems the topiary
specialists just keep
adding to the list. This
year there is a character
topiary scavenger hunt.
Look for signs near the
giant "golfball" which is
officially known as
Spaceship Earth.
My Disney friends
claim there are 30
million blooms. I will
count them as soon as I
finish counting the sand
at the beach behind the
Polynesian Resort.
There are plenty of
classes and talks and
other displays, includ-
ing a butterfly garden
and, for the children, a
playground featuring
Donald and his buddies,
including Tinker Bell
and even some pirates.
Children are encour-
aged to wear costumes
of their favorite charac-
ters. That seems to be
an ongoing suggestion
for I see children
dressed as princesses


SUN PHOTO BY KIM COOL
At the Hollywood Studios, dancing brooms and pansies
five a Flower Festival look to the front of the Brown Derby
Restaurant.


and pirates virtually
every time I visit the
"World." The Pirates
Adventure Zone is next
to Germany. Look for a
topiary Captain Hook.
The Flower Power
Concerts Series features
some of the most
popular musical acts of
the 60s and 70s. Pro-
grams change about
every two or three days.
Most of the extra
events are included with


regular admission. One
caveat is that the festival
draws so many visitors
that it is wise to make
reservations for meals at
your favorite restaurants
as far in advance of your
trip as possible.
For dining reserva-
tions, call 407-WDW-DINE.
For hotel reservations or
other festival informa-
tion, call 407-W-DISNEY
or visit www.disney-
world.com/flower.


Edison-Ford Estates celebrate An Incandescent Evening
By KIM COOL From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. wood stage and ready for Award. not for swimming. Magic" at 2 p.m. at the
FEATURES EDITOR Saturday, there will be a staining. There was not a At the Incandescent The free tickets to the Estates. Admission is $12
Two weeks ago there was "free admission communi- speck of furniture in any of Evening Celebration there special event can be for adults, $6 for children
no furniture in the Ford ty celebration" at the the rooms on either the will be free food, music, picked up at the Estates, and free for members.
house and the floors were estates to celebrate the first or second floor, tours and historical Galloway Ford in Fort Wednesday in May,
stripped. five-0year project. Nearly Considered a priority demonstrations of Myers, and Coconut Point enjoy a Mina Edison tea in
By Saturday,everything $2 million was spend just project by the Save printmaking and laborato- Ford in Estero. the newly restored gardens
will be back in place and on the Ford house. America's Treasures at ry experiments. The For information about and Caretaker's House -
there will be cause for There is a new metal the Natioanl Trust for Edison home and guest the Estates or An Incaan- $35 for nonmembers and
celebration the end of roof on the Ford house and Historic Preservation, the house, lab and other descent Evening, call 239- $$30 for members.
a $12 million renovation inside, the floors were project earned that buildings and gardens also 334-7419 or visit The Estates, on MacGre-
and restoration project at totally refinished. When I association's highest will open that night. The www.efwefla.org. gor Boulevard in Fort
the Edison & Ford Winter was there two weeks ago, award this year the pool has been restored and Sunday, April 19, learn Myers, is open daily from
Estates in Fort Myers. the floors were at the bare National Stewardship will be open for view but about "Movie Making 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m..






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