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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 22, 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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Volume ID: VID00678
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Resource Identifier: ltuf - ANK8420
oclc - 47264140
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issn - 1536-1063
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Venice man to the rescue


PHOTO COURTESY OF U.S. NAVY
A team from the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer, right, tows the lifeboat from the Maersk Alabama to be
processed for evidence after the successful rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips. Navy Boatswain's Mate 2nd
Class Beau J. Walton, a Venice High School graduate, is in yellow.


BY BROOKY BROWN
PROJECTS EDITOR


On April 12, Capt. Richard
Phillips, of the Maersk-
Alabama was rescued by U.S.
Naval Forces. He had been
held captive for four days by
pirates who overtook his ship.
Venice High School gradu-
ate and Navy Boatswain's Mate
2nd Class Beau J. Walton was
part of the operation on the
ship the USS Boxer.
One of his jobs is running
smaller craft from ship to ship.
Walton sent his mother a
link to a photo of him in a
small boat getting ready to tow
the pirates' lifeboat to the USS
Boxer for evidence processing.
According to news reports,
when Phillips was first rescued
he was taken to the USS
Bainbridge and later to the
USS Boxer, where he received a


physical exam and contacted
his family.
Walton's mother, Jan, said
communication with her son
has been patchy as the Navy
shuts down all communica-
tion when there is trouble at
sea.
Walton is career Navy, join-
ing in 2003.
"He does fire safety and
safety training on the ship,"
she said. "His next duty will be
in Chicago doing fire training."
Walton is a 2000 graduate of
Venice High School, where he
was the backup quarterback to
Shane Williams. He was a part
of the team when it won the
state championship in 2000
"He was a smaller kid, but a
tough guy," Jan said.
When Walton was in fourth
grade, he chose his dad, David
Walton, as his hero for a school
project to fight the "purple


PHOTO COURTESY OF JAN WALTON
Navy Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class
Beau J. Walton
people eater."
"Beau is our hero," Jan said.
bbrown@
venicegondolier.com


Balkwill investigation 'outsourced'


BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH
STAFF WRITER


Because he endorsed Bill Balkwill when he
was running for sheriff, Sarasota state attorney
Earl Moreland recently asked to be removed
from the possible prosecution of the former
Sarasota County sheriff.
Following an investigation of a missing com-
puter, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office rec-
ommended felony theft charges be filed against
Balkwill.
The office also wanted to charge Jeff Fea-
thers, the sheriff's IT director, for signing paper-
work saying the $2,600 computer was obsolete
and was sent to be recycled. It wasn't scrapped,
however; Balkwill took it home and returned it
- allegedly with thousands of files deleted -
after new sheriff Tom Knight discovered it was
missing. That investigation was turned over to
the Florida Department of Law Enforcement,
which opened an inquiry into Feathers' case.
Gov. Charlie Crist recently signed an execu-
tive order assigning Tampa State Attorney Mark
Ober of the 13th Judicial Circuit to the criminal
case against Balkwill and Feathers. Ober's terri-
tory encompasses the city of Tampa, Temple
Terrace and Plant City. However, it's common
practice for the governor to reassign cases
where there might be a conflict of interest with
a state attorney's office.
Ober, who hasn't received the paperwork yet,
has one year to carry out the governor's request.
His office would not comment on the pending
investigation.
Evidence
After Knight's office completed its internal
investigation, the findings were turned over to
Moreland's office.


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In addition to his endorsement, Moreland
claimed there was also a conflict of interest be-
cause during his career he worked with Balkwill
for many years.
Ober's office will review the internal investi-
gation and decide if additional interviews with
Balkwill and others are necessary, or use the
existing investigation to determine if charges
will be filed.
Feathers, who hired defense attorneyVarinia
Van Ness, recently resigned from the sheriff's
office before being fired. Hoping to keep his job
of more than 20 years, he sent e-mails to Knight
explaining he signed off on recycling the laptop
because he was ordered to by Balkwill.
The office investigated why, on the day the
Dell computer was returned from Balkwill,
11,000 e-mails were erased.
Knight said some of those e-mails were evi-
dence in a lawsuit launched when Balkwill was
in office. The sheriff's office is being sued by
Prison Health Services.
The lawsuit was filed after Balkwill awarded a
$9 million contract to its competitor, Armor
Correctional Health Services, on the day he
announced his retirement. Armor Correctional
Services is the firm that provides health care at
the jail.
Prison Health Services claimed Balkwill was
lobbied by Armor Correctional Health Services
through fishing trips and dinners in 2006 and
2007, totaling about $1,500, with former Armor
CEO Doyle Moore, according to court docu-
ments.
Prison Health believes Balkwill was offered a
job with Armor, a claim Balkwill denied last
year. Balkwill said he picked the firm because it
provided the lowest bid for jail services.

eallen@sun-herald.com


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South Venice sewer


plan put on hold


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR


There wasn't any doubt
Monday evening where South
Venice residents stood on a
county plan to bring water and
sewer service to the area: They
don't like the idea.
But they'll be happy to know
the county commission voted
late Tuesday to put it on hold
for three years.
Commissioner Shannon
Staub said her board listened
to the concerns voiced to her
Monday and agreed to delay
further discussion of the pro-
ject, with two caveats: it will be
revisited if a regulatory agency
requires it or the county finds a
pot of money stimulus
funds, for example that
would defray a significant part
of the cost.
Staub, who represents the
area, and county staff with-
stood a barrage of colorful
comments at a South Venice
Civic Association meeting
Monday that lasted nearly two
hours.
Homeowners and property
owners showed up to give
feedback on a water and sewer
plan that, if implemented,
would cost $1,500 to $3,000 up
front for service connection,
backflow devices and remov-
ing the existing septic tank or
well, and a minimum of $200
per month over the next 20
years for the remaining capital
improvements.
"Why now with the econo-
my the way it is?" asked an
association member. "If you do
this you will see more homes
up for sale and more people
leaving the area."
Staub asked for a show of
hands of those who remem-
bered the last time the county
discussed water and sewer ser-
vice in South Venice in 1995.
More than half did. The effort
followed a 1992 lawsuit man-
dating that the county provide
sewer and water service in
urban service areas, defined
generally as west of Interstate
75.
Staub led a February meet-
ing at the same location when
the county first unveiled its
preliminary plan.


A smile for


"I know you're all against it,"
she said Monday, "but at least
allow us to answer your ques-
tions."
Many said they wanted to
know what their options are if
they can't afford it.
For those
who couldn't
come up with
the estimated
$16,000 over-
all cost, the
county would
have offered a
low-interest
loan program
that would Staub
keep the pay-
ments to around $120 a
month. But the estimated us-
age fees on top of the loan
would still come out to an esti-
mated $200 monthly for some-
thing that is currently free.
More problematic is that
the current home or property
owner would be stuck with the
entire bill by virtue of a lien
placed on the home to secure
the loan. Under the current
plan, the capital expenditure is
not tacked on to the county
property tax bill.
Could the effort be delayed?
Yes, Staub said, but eventually
residents will have to comply.
By then it could be the state or
federal government driving the
decision, raising the prospect
of less local control over the
final outcome.
Source of pollution
Others at Monday's meeting
questioned the need to replace
septic systems at all because
Lemon Bay appears to be
recovering by any number of
(unspecified) marine life indi-
cators.
Staub said that may be true
in part because county policies
are making a difference in
reducing allowable nutrient
pollution caused by fertilizers.
Not so when it comes to
Enterococcus (fecal coliform)
bacteria levels found in Alli-
gator Creek and other nearby
waterways which feed into
Lemon Bay, said Jack Merriam,
environmental manager and
water and planning regulator

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SUN PHOTO BY BOB MUDGE
Judy Lane, right, one of the founders of St. Francis Animal Rescue,
is congratulated for her volunteer service by Venice Mayor Ed Martin
as KC Quaretti-Lee, executive director of Venice MainStreet Inc.,
looks on. VMS and the Venice Gondolier Sun partnered to recognize
local volunteers in celebration of National Volunteer Week at a cere-
mony at the Gazebo Tuesday.


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Ride the beaches


Sunday morning


BY MONTY ANDREWS
GUEST WRITER

It's springtime, and that
means Sharky's seventh-
annual Ride the Beaches
bicycle ride is on the calen-
dar of events.
On Sunday morning, April
26, the event opens at 7 a.m.
with participant registration
and breakfast. This is fol-
lowed at 8 a.m. with the start
of the 65- and 35-mile rides.
At 9 a.m. the 15-mile riders
take off on their designated
route.
Staffed rest stations
stocked with beverages and
snacks will be located at
various locations along the
routes. Following the ride,
cyclists will return to a tasty
full-menu outdoor lunch.
According to the event
brochure, proceeds from the



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ride will again support The
Lance Armstrong Foundation.
Last year 350 cyclists partici-
pated and raised more than
$6,500 for LAF, bringing to
$18,000 the total amount
raised from the event over the
past six years. The owners and
employees of Sharky's willing-
ly donate their time to this
event, and all net proceeds go
to LAF
For the bargain price of
$30 each participant will
receive a T-shirt, and the first
350 will also receive a water
bottle. I have ridden in this
event almost every year and
it is a primo cycling event in
this area.
Registration forms can
picked up at Sharky's On
The Pier Restaurant, or
online at www.sharkyson
thepier.com.
Ride safe, ride smart.


Area embracing green



business practices


BY ANNE
KLOCKENKEMPER
STAFF WRITER


From the Sarasota County
School District's top brass
down to Lamarque Elementary
School and major corporations
down to home-based business-
es, people are making an effort
to save both money and the
environment.
Sarasota County is so
concerned about greening
the region that it formed
the Sarasota County Green
Business Partnership a col-
laborative effort between
businesses and local govern-
ments to encourage environ-
mental stewardship. To quali-
fy, businesses make small
changes in how they handle
energy conservation, water
conservation and solid waste
management.
"In solid waste manage-
ment, it's recycling, reducing
paper use, using scrap paper
as notepads and monitoring
garbage so you know what's
being thrown away," said
Program Coordinator Tom
Franklin.
He said even small things -
like removing one of every
three light bulbs can make a
difference.
"It depends on how big a
building or facility you're deal-
ing with," said Franklin. "The
principle of the program is that
every little bit counts. If it's a
huge manufacturing company,
that could be lots and lots of
money, although for most of
these businesses, it's a small
amount. But it does add up,
and it does help."
Some businesses use natural
cooling opening doors to
take advantage of cooler weath-
er and make sure air filters
are high efficiency. Water con-


IF YOU GO
The Community Conversation
on Energy and Climate will
be held from 1 to 5 p.m. April
22 at the Venice Community
Center, 326 S. Nokomis Ave.,
Venice. The event is free and
the public is encouraged to
attend. For more information,
call 861-5000 or visit
www.scgov.net/Sustainability/
EnergyConversation.

servation can entail landscap-
ing changes such as making
sure sprinklers have sensors to
keep them from turning on in
the rain, the installation of
low-flow toilets or aerators on
faucets or, if a business has its
windows cleaned regularly,
reducing it to an as-needed
basis.
Membership is growing.
"Right now we have 85 cer-
tified businesses," Franklin
said. "Our members are from
throughout the county. We
have Sarasota Memorial, a
couple of golf courses, several
law offices, manufacturing
facilities and one large resort."
Franklin said the partner-
ship is open to all types of busi-
nesses, even home-based ones.
Green Business Partnership
certification is valid for three
years, after which businesses
can reapply.
School smarts
The Sarasota County School
District is also concerned with
conserving energy.
In March, district energy
managers reported that The
Landings the office complex
for the board and school dis-
trict administration received
the Energy Star rating from the
U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency.


The Energy Star designa-
tion recognizes products and
companies for energy effi-
ciency and environmental
protection.
This rating is one result of an
energy- saving program that has
helped the district reduce ener-
gy costs in schools and facilities
by an estimated $3.6 million
since June 2007. In November
2008, Lamarque Elementary
School in North Port also
received the Energy Star desig-
nation for several programs -
including water-saving land-
scaping.
School Board Chair Caroline
Zucker said air conditioning in
rooms at The Landings shuts
off every four hours.
"We are very conservative,"
she said. "There's a button, if
you don't press it within four
hours, it will get sweltering. So
far we've saved $1.4 million that
way."
Manatee Community Col-
lege is making strides as well.
When Lars Hafner joined the
school as president, he has
made greening MCC a priori-
ty. In fact, he joked about it in
his inauguration speech, say-
ing that green is the new gold
standard.
In January, MCC's board of
trustees went green by going
paperless. The board members
no longer receive thick packets
for review, instead viewing
them on their laptops. MCC has
also cut down on printing by
putting the college catalog and
class schedules online and on
CD.
MCC's new Medical Technol-
ogy and Simulation Center,
under construction at MCC's
Lakewood Ranch campus, will
be the school's first all-green
building.
annek@sun-herald.com


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VPD Marine rescue saves woman's life


BY BROOKY BROWN
PROJECTS EDITOR


The Saturday before Easter
was a perfect day. Joan Swei-
derk and her husband, Bill,
boarded their daughter and
son-in-law's sailboat for a
weekend of sailing.
The foursome headed north-
west from the Venice Jetty and
Joan and daughter Rachele
went below to fix sandwiches.
About 20 minutes after eat-
ing her sandwich of lunch
meat and horseradish cheddar
cheese (all of which she had
eaten before), Joan asked if the
roof of any of her shipmates'
mouths itched.
Theirs didn't. Hers did.
"I could feel the left side of
my lip and my right eye
swelling, too," she said.
"We were noticing her swell-
ing about that same time," Bill
said.
Joan had had a similar reac-
tion to some cheese at Christ-
mas on a visit to their son in
New Jersey.
"It wasn't as severe a reac-


tion, but I downed two Bene-
dryl and sat in the emergency
room for 45 minutes," she said.
"Both times it was my throat
swelling that concerned me."
By the time she was finally
seen in the New Jersey ER, the
Benedryl had worked its magic
and the swelling was going
down.
There wasn't such an easy
solution this time.
"I ran downstairs with my
daughter and asked for some
ice," Joan said. "My tongue was
so big it was hanging out of my
mouth and my neck was really
swollen."
There was a first-aid kit
aboard, but there was no
Benedryl in it, so Rachele gave
Joan a Claritin tablet an
antihistamine and put a
cold pack on her neck and ice
on her tongue.
Sea rescue
Rachele ran topside to tell
Bill and her husband, Chad,
that her mom was quickly get-
ting worse.
While she and her mother


were below, Bill and Chad had
sent an emergency distress call
to the Coast Guard.
"They were asking us if we
wanted to come to Cortez
Point some 30 miles away," Bill
said. "We were only 8 miles
from the jetties, but I spent 20
to 30 minutes giving our coor-
dinates to the Coast Guard."
Rachele decided to call 9-1-1.
"Mike Gregory, the lifeguard
on Venice Beach, was monitor-
ing the radio and called Venice
Police Department Marine
Officer Phil Phillips to alert
him," Bill said. "Officer Phillips
was the energy behind it all."
Phillips said he took the
department's boat to the
Crow's Nest Marina & Rest-
aurant, which is VPD's staging
area, picked up the para-
medics and headed due west
to the sailboat.
"We tied up to the sailboat
and the paramedics helped get
the victim to my boat and we
headed back to the Crow's Nest
to a waiting ambulance," he
said. "The dock master at the
Crow's Nest had the dock


SUN PHOTO BY BROOKY BROWN
Happy to be alive, Joan Sweiderk
demonstrates how she would use
her EpiPen. EpiPens contain a
fast-acting, life-saving medication
for severe allergic reactions.

cleared and she was taken im-
mediately to the ambulance."
"It was unbelievable," Joan
said. "When we got to the
docks, boaters were grabbing
ropes and tying up the boats
for us. It was awesome."
She was transported to Ven-


ice Regional Medical Center.
Life after rescue
The ER doctor told her her
situation was life-threatening
and she was fortunate that
well-trained people took care
of her.
"I know it was their job, but
everyone was wonderful," she
said.
'All that training that tax-
payers complain about is
worth every penny," Bill said.
"We train for this and it went
like clockwork," Phillips said.
"The only thing that could have
been better would have been
better sea conditions."
They rescued Joan in 3-foot
seas.
"It was hectic, but it all fell
into place because of our train-
ing," Phillips said. "This is one
of the better outcomes we
could have had."
Bill and Joan agree. They
have been married 39 years
and Bill said he wasn't ready to
say goodbye.
bbrown@
venicegondolier.com


Building code eased for manufactured-home park


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR


The Venice Planning
Commission on Tuesday
signed off on new build-
ing code standards for
the Venice Bay Adult
Park, a 55-plus retire-
ment community.
The move gives home-
owners the latitude to
make improvements like
building decks or adding
awnings without having
to go through the time
and expense of getting in-
dividual variances from
the city.
"We believe these pa-
rameters will eliminate
some of the past code
compliance issues re-
garding unit replace-
ments and additions and
will provide a more effi-
cient permit process for
residents," wrote Zoning
and Planning Director
Tom Slaughter in a zon-
ing determination letter
approved by the com-
mission.
The standards apply
only to Venice Bay Adult
Park.
It's only the third time


the city used the alter-
nate approach to avoid
being overwhelmed with
multiple variances of the
same kind.
The site, east of U.S. 41
Business just north of the
Hatchett Creek Bridge,
was home to Army per-
sonnel in the 1940s and
was turned into a trailer
rental park in the 1950s.
In the early 1980s resi-
dents bought out the own-
ers and sold the property
lot by lot. By then property
owners were purchasing
slightly larger manufac-
tured homes sandwiched
next to each other on the
same small lots.
Units that were built
before the city officially
adopted a zoning code in
1982 were grandfathered
in as nonconforming
structures.
Over the years, said
Larry Rutter, president of
the park's board of direc-
tors, people began "cheat-
ing" because building
codes in effect restricted
making any improve-
ments at all.
As more residents be-
gan seeking permits to


improve their properties,
city staff recognized the
shear number of lots lent
itself to an alternative
variance approval pro-
cess something that
would apply to all park
residents.
The new standards
give property owners
more room to build on
existing lots, yet stay
within fire marshal and
minimum state building
codes.
And it makes the
"cheaters" legal again,
Rutter said.
New setbacks
What's unique about
this variance petition is
the waterfront setback
standards. City code calls
for manufactured homes
to be built 20 feet back
from a waterway, in this
case bordering some of
the back yards. The new
standard for Venice Bay


Adult Park will be 10 feet,
but decks are allowed to
extend out to the seawall
(no railings above 30
inches high), codifying
an existing practice.
Other new standards:
Front setback -
changed the distance re-
quired between a struc-
ture and the road from 10
feet to 6 feet.
Side setback- in the
past homes weren't
allowed to be built closer
than 5 feet from the lot
line and 10 feet from
another home. That was
changed to 31/2 feet
from the lot line and a
minimum of 6 feet 1 inch
between structures.
Driveways were pre-
viously required to be 5
feet from the property
line. New standards
allow a minimum of 1
foot from the lot line, and
at least 2 feet from an
adjacent driveway.


More savings
The method of ad-
dressing potential vari-
ances en masse by draw-
ing up a zoning determi-
nation letter with new
standards was used pre-
viously in some of Ven-
ice's older manufactured
home parks, first in Co-
lonial Manor and a year
ago in Harbor Lights
Mobile Home Park.
The process is an effi-
cient way to address vari-
ances, said city planner
Roger Clark. The new
standards give more re-
sponsibility to the parks,
and will ease the load on
planning staff.
A homeowner won't
be issued a building per-
mit unless it's accompa-
nied by a letter of
approval from the park's
board of directors indi-
cating it meets the new
standards.
New standards are al-


so likely to encourage in-
stallation of newer man-
ufactured homes that
meet modern building
codes another benefit
for both owners and the
city.
The new process is
expected to save resi-
dents money too. Instead
of each homeowner hav-
ing to pony up the $400
variance application fee,
the homeowners associ-
ation paid a one-time
$400 fee, with homeown-
ers securing the neces-
sary permits.
Rutter said he'd been
watching how it worked
for his neighbors in
Harbor Lights across the
street over the past year.
"It was working and it
provided incentive for us
to do the same thing," he
said.

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4A SUN NEWSPAPERS WEDNESDAY APRIL 22, 2009


County faces drop in revenues


BY CAROL SAKOWITZ
STAFF WRITER

Sarasota County com-
missioners learned Tues-
day that projected rev-
enues from ad valorem
taxes could drop any-
where from $29 million
to $36.5 million in fiscal
year 2010.
Commissioners re-
ceived the budget update
from both Jeff Seward,
chief county planning
officer, and Dave Bullock,
deputy
county
adminis-
trator, at
their regu-
lar meet-
ing at the
Robert L.
Anderson
Adminis-
tration Patterson
Center.
In their
presenta-
tion, Bul-
lock and
Seward
listed four
strategies
to cover
the short-
fall Barbetta
reducing
costs for next year, better
use of available funds,
increasing revenue and
addressing the level of
service the county could
still provide.
Seward offered three
potential areas for in-
creasing revenues a
public services tax, parks
and recreation fees and
new construction.
A public services tax
initially was met with
some disinterest by the
board, but that changed
when Commissioner
Nora Patterson said, "I
don't think it should be
rejected out of hand."
That sparked an ex-
change between Patter-
son and Commissioner
Joe Barbetta about the
need to stimulate eco-
nomic growth as a way to
gain revenues.
"We're nickel-and-
diming the public," Bar-
betta said. "We have to
get things moving to in-
crease the base."
Commissioners also
talked about the county
libraries as places to in-
crease revenue by intro-


ducing an annual library
card fee. They also dis-
cussed various ways to
circulate books, such as
having Meals on Wheels
deliver requested books
along with meals.
Revenues from ad val-
orem taxes for fiscal year
2009 were about $146
million, according to the
county.
The possible decrease
in revenues is a result of a
20 percent to 25 percent
drop in
property
valuation.
The tax-
able value
for FY09 is
$53.2 bil-
lion. A 20-
percent
drop in
F Y 1 0 Thaxton
would
mean a taxable value of
$42.5 billion; at 25 percent,
it would be $39.8 billion.
The decrease means
that the general fund
would drop from almost
$252 billion in FY09 to
$110 billion-$117 billion
in FY10.
State economists pro-
ject a 20.7 percent de-
crease in values for FY10.
Final numbers are
scheduled to be an-
nounced May 20. Com-
missioners will attend a
series of budget work-
shops next month.

Other business
Also on Tuesday com-
missioners voted 4-0 -
with Commissioner Car-
olyn Mason absent to
purchase 7.1 acres along
the Myakka River for $2
million from Gabbert
Investments Group LLC
and trustee Leonard
Meyer. The property will
offer public access to the
river.
Included in the mo-
tion was direction to
county staff to preserve a
cypress cabin on the site
that could be historical,
according to Lin Kurant,
the county's real property
manager. "We'll do what
we can with that," she
said.
The property is locat-
ed across the street from
the Myakka River Oyster
Bar and near the inter-
section of U.S. 41 and
River Road. Kurant said


plans include a canoe
launch and picnic tables
to be placed there.
"(The commissioners)
will keep it as natural as
they can," she said.
In discussion preced-
ing the vote, the commis-
sioners had only praise
for the acquisition.
"It's a good piece of
land," Commissioner
Shannon Staub said. She
said she has driven by the
property on many occa-
sions and "hoped we
could get it in public land."
Commission Chair Jon
Thaxton said it was an
opportunity to "try to
cure the sins of the past."
Condos were originally
slated for the property in
2007, but the project fell
victim to the plummet-
ing real estate market.
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County to city: Are you playing?


BY CAROL SAKOWITZ
STAFF WRITER

Sarasota County com-
missioners voted 4-0
Tuesday to send a letter
to Sarasota Mayor Rich-
ard Clapp asking if the
city is going to put in
money to get the Balti-
more Orioles into Ed
Smith Stadium for spring
training.
The commissioners,
with Commissioner Car-
olyn Mason absent,
expressed their frustra-
tion at the lack of pro-
gress in negotiations
with Baltimore for use of
the stadium and com-
plex. Monday, the Orioles
sent a letter to the com-
missioners that met an
April 20 deadline for a
response from the orga-
nization but did not
include a written coun-


teroffer to the $44 million
one rejected by the team.
To Commissioner Joe
Barbetta, the board's liai-
son to Major League
Baseball, the Orioles' let-
ter was one of rejection.
"I have a real problem
with it," he said.
Commissioner Nora
Patterson made the mo-
tion to send a letter ask-
ing new Mayor Richard
Clapp to address the
baseball negotiations
when the city commis-
sion next meets. The let-
ter is to ask city commis-
sioners to take formal
action to determine what
contribution the city will
make. It will also ask if
the city is ready to accept
the responsibility to
bond necessary funds,
essentially setting up a
long-term payment plan.
In December, the


county commission sent
a similar letter to then-
Mayor Lou Ann Palmer.
Neither Palmer nor the
city responded.
"If we don't hear
something (from the
city) pretty soon, I'm out
of here," Patterson said.
Sarasota Vice Mayor
Kelly Kirshner said Mon-
day that the Orioles' re-
sponse to the county was
"kind of frustrating."
"It seemed to be more
of the same: Show me
yours and I'll show you
mine," he said.
In previous days, both
Clapp and Kirshner said
the city has a number of
options. Last week, for
example, the city re-
ceived an offer from for-
mer New York Yankee
third baseman Mike

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OBITUARIES


Robert E. Crow
Robert Edward Crow, 81, ofVen-
ice, Fla., died Friday, April 17, 2009,
at TideWell Hospice in Sarasota,
Fla.
He was born June 25, 1927, in
Galesburg, Ill. Mr. Crow was a car-
penter for Robert Smetts Con-
struction in Nokomis for 21 years.
He was a member of the Elks, the
American Legion and the VFW
Mr. Crow was preceded in death
by his wife, Phyllis Crow, in 2004.
He is survived by his three sons,
Jerry Hawks (Megan) of Jackson-
ville, Fla., James Hawks (Nita) of
Morton, Ill., and Timothy Hawks
(Tina) of Roseland, Fla.; two
daughters, Debra Hawkins (Don)
of Kalispell, Mont., and Mary
Haucke of North Port, Fla.; and 11
grandchildren.
Services: A graveside service will
be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May
1, at Venice Memorial Gardens,
Venice, Fla. Arrangements are by
Farley Funeral Home, Venice


Chapel. To send condolences, visit
www.farleyfuneralhome.com.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to
TideWell Hospice, 5957 Rand
Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.

Doris E.P. Day
Doris E.P Day, 87, of Nokomis,
Fla., died Sunday, April 19, 2009, at
TideWell Hospice and Palliative
Care.
Beloved mother, grandmother
and great-grandmother, she was
born in Akron, Ohio, on April 14,
1922, to Aurelia Bonnebeau and
Paul E Perry. Doris spent many
years traveling the world with her
husband and family. Some of her
fondest memories were of their
years living in Europe.
She is predeceased by her hus-
band, Capt. Clayton E. Day, in
1991.
Survivors include her four chil-
dren, Judith Day Hovis and her
husband, Robert, William P Day


and his wife, Mary, Joseph C. Day
and partner, Dale Mock, and Bon-
nie Jeanne Day; 10 grandchildren:
Lloyd Hinote, Lorrie Arcilesi,
Dawn Gold, Adrianne and James
Day, Stephanie Johnson, Angelia
Allmon, Christopher Day, Brandon
and Clayton Adams; and 10 great-
grandchildren: Justin and Landon
Hinote, Erica, Brooke and Alexa
Arcilesi, Morgan, Adam, Sidney
and Josh Schusterman, and Devin
Johnson.
Doris had so many friends that
at her surprise 86th birthday party
more than 100 people were on
hand to honor her. Rest in peace
dear, sweet Mother.
Englewood Community Funer-
al Home & Cremation Service is in
charge of arrangements. Express
condolences to the family at
www.englewoodfh.com.
Contributions: Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to D.A.V., 600
East Colonia Lane, Nokomis, FL
34275, in memory of Doris Day.


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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-


16 NOTICE OF ACTION
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
FAMILY DIVISION
Case No: 2009-DR-006274-NC
IN RE: The Marriage of:
YOLANDA MEDELLIN,
Petitioner
and
JUAN E. RANGEL-CHAVEZ,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION
Dissolution of Marriage
TO: RESPONDENT JUAN E. RANGEL-
CHAVEZ, 1670 Laurel St., Sarasota,
FL 34236
YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Yolanda G.
Medellin whose address is 2125 Pur-
due St., Sarasota, FL 34237 on or
before May 2, 009, and file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this Court before ser-
vice on Petitioner or immediately there-
after. If you fail to do so, a default
may be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office. You
may review these documents upon
request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of Current
Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form 12.915)
Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed
to the address on record at the clerk's
office.


16 NOTICE OF ACTION
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain automatic disclo-
sure of documents and informa-
tion. Failure to comply can result
in sanctions, including dismissal
or striking of pleadings.
Dated: April 15, 2009.
KAREN E. RUSHING
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: E. Herman
Deputy Clerk
Venice Gondolier Sun
PUBLISH:
APRIL 22, 2009
APRIL 29, 2009
MAY 6, 2009
MAY 13, 2009

19 NOTICE OF AUCTION

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Johnson's Towing of Venice gives
Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and
intent to sell these vehicles on
05/13/2009, 09:00 a.m. at 604
Tamiami Trail N, Nokomis, FL
34275-2137, pursuant to subsection
713.78 of the Florida Statutes. John-
son's Towing of Venice reserves the
right to accept or reject any and/or all
bids.
- 2000 ACURA
19UUA566XYA027348
-1999 FORD
1FMPU18L5XLA96283
- 2006 HONDA
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PUBLISH: APRIL 22, 2009

20 NOTICETO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SARASOTA
COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
SUSAN KAMMERER,
Deceased.
Case No. 2009-CP-006034-NC
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of SUSAN
KAMMERER, deceased, whose date of
death was March 31, 2009 and whose
Social Security Number is XXX-XX-5569 is
pending in the Circuit Court for Sarasota
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 2002 Ringling Boule-
vard, Sarasota, Florida 34237. The
names and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-


20 NOTICETO CREDITORS
sons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate, on whom a copy of this
notice is served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
Notice is April 22, 2009
Personal Representative:
Hans Napfel
1572 Caribbean Drive
Sarasota, FL 34231
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Michael J. Quicker, Esq.
Attorney at Law
Florida Bar No. 398421
7061 S. Tamiami Trail,
Suite 106
P.O. Box 19797
Sarasota, Florida 34276-2797
Telephone: 941-926-2338
PUBLISH: April 22,29, 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


20 NOTICETO CREDITORS
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
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 SALE
At public sale by competitive bidding on
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 12 pm,
SOUTH VENICE STORAGE, (941)-
497-5957 on premises where said prop-
erty is stored and which are located at:
SOUTH VENICE STORAGE
20 CIRCLEWOOD DR
VENICE, FLORIDA 34293
DON CALDWELL (10X20)
All auctioned units must be paid for in
cash and emptied by 5 p.m. on day of
sale. Units listed for auction may be with-
drawn without notice.
PUBLISH: April 22, 29, 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-
83.809).


30 NOTICE OF SALE

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

PUBLIC NOTICE
The District Board of Trustees of
Manatee Community College
announces a public meeting on
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 to be
held at Manatee Community College
in Room 160, Building 7, Office
Complex, 5840 26th Street West,
Bradenton, Florida at 8:30 a.m.
TO BE DISCUSSED SINGLE CARD
SOLUTIONS
Persons are advised that if they
decide to appeal any decision at this
meeting, they will need a record of
the proceedings and for such pur-
pose, they may need to ensure that
a verbatim record of the proceeding
is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is based.
PUBLISH: APRIL 22, 2009


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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2009


CITY from Page 4A

Pagliarulo, president of
Baseline-iScouts Group,
to purchase the stadium
and the complex for $10
million.
The Baseline group is
seeking to bring a team
from the Nippon League
- Japan's equivalent to
Major League Baseball -
to play other U.S. teams
during spring training.
The group also is negoti-
ating the purchase of the
Sarasota Reds, Cincin-
nati's Minor League
team.



"It seemed to be
more of the
same: Show me
yours and I'll
show you mine,'
he said.."
Sarasota Vice
Mayor Kelly
Kirshner







The letter of intent
states among its terms
that the purchase in-
cludes exclusive owner-
ship of the stadium and
surrounding fields and
property, all revenue
from any source arising
from operations at the
facility, and ownership
and control of all media
rights related to stadium
events.

csakowitz@
sun-herald.com


SEWER from Page 1A

for the county.
He said the federal
government has already
labeled the creeks as "im-
paired."
He pointed to a map
showing the 7,000 to
8,000 homes that would
be affected.
More than half have
septic tanks that were
repaired in the past,
according to the
chart.
He also produced a
PowerPoint slide show-
ing elevated fecal bacte-
ria levels in homes near
creeks where samples
were taken.
Merriam and other
county officials conclud-
ed the mostly likely cause
for the elevated levels is
leaking septic tanks and
leach fields that are
decades old and lie only a
few feet above the water
table.
A lack of definitive
data on exactly what is
polluting Lemon Bay
raised other ques-
tions, like why not fo-
cus on stormwater
runoff, another major
polluter.
A handout on fre-
quently asked questions
said the county is con-
ducting additional stud-
ies to determine the rela-
tive extent of nutrient
pollution and fecal col-
iform.
County officials esti-
mated the project would
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about $70 million ear-
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WEDNESDAY
APRIL 22, 2009


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Economist sounds


about change


STAFF REPORT


"We are being rescued
to death," economist
Donald L. Luskin said in
Sarasota recently at a
breakfast sponsored by
Venice-based Caldwell
Trust Company.
"We are trying to fig-
ure out the role of gov-
ernment. It is the largest
single factor in market
affairs in the world today
and the economy now is
in very, very bad shape."
Luskin, chief invest-
ment officer of Trend
Macrolytics Inc., traced
the history of the current
crisis beginning with the
housing industry in 2005
and eventually cascading
to the current situation.
He said that many recent
emergency" govern-
ment actions were made
illegally, citing those in-
volving major brokerage
houses, lenders and
banks (e.g., Bear Stearns,
Lehman Brothers, AIG,
Citigroup).


PHOTO COURTESY OF
CALDWELL TRUST
Economist Donald L.
Luskin speaks at a break-
fast sponsored by Caldwell
Trust Company.

Luskin noted that ac-
tions affecting the exis-
tence of key financial
organizations had typi-
cally been taken in week-
end sessions, with no
input from stockholders
or other interested par-
ties.
The economist also


stated his concerns
about the government
imposing laws retroac-
tively, citing the change
in tax rates for AIG em-
ployees who received
bonuses, among other
examples. In addition, he
said the government's
decision to print addi-
tional money will lead to
certain inflation.
"We are at a fork in the
road," Luskin said.
He acknowledged that
President Barack Oba-
ma's election was a man-
date for change, but feels
that too many changes
are happening too fast.
"We need to slow down
for a year, but the govern-
ment has no incentive to
slow down," he said.
"If the political run-
away train coming down
the mountain right now
accelerates, we will have
problems, but I don't
think that will happen
because we have many
brakes checks and bal-
ances in place."


Talented Toastmasters take trophy


PHOTO COURTESY OF AL BURDA
Venice Area Toastmasters members at the Jeopardy Theme Challenge Contest are: Kate
Burda, left, vice president of public relations; Jean Marquis; Angela Balsinger-Snyder,
sergeant-at-arms; Billie Beth Gimenez, vice president of education; Kriss Carlin; David
Abernethy, vice president of membership; Jan Alexander, president; and Sam Hague, area
governor.


BY KATE BURDA
SPECIAL TO THE GONDOLIER SUN

Venice Area Toastmasters Club 5486
hosted a Jeopardy Theme Challenge
Contest at the Port Charlotte Board of
Realtors building last month, pitting
the Venice club against the Englewood
Toastmasters in an impromptu Q&A
called Table Topics, a regular part of a
Toastmaster meeting.
This contest was part of a member-
ship drive for a new Port Charlotte Toast-
masters club. The Venice club won the
challenge and brought home the trophy.
Venice Area Toastmasters meets
every Tuesday from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. at
the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce
building, 597 South Tamiami Trail.
Visitors are welcome.
"Do you find yourself tugging at your
collar while you try to convey a presen-
tation to your working peers?" asked
Jan Alexander, club president. "Do you
spend more time looking at your shoes
than you do the person you are speak-
ing with? The mission of our club is to
provide a mutually supportive and pos-
itive learning environment in which
every member has the opportunity to
develop oral communication and lead-
ership skills.
"Even our most seasoned Toast-
masters have stomach butterflies when
they get up to speak. However, Toast-


masters has helped us put our butter-
flies in a row, to communicate with
confidence and attain our goal of per-
sonal growth. Please come as my guest.
You will feel the excitement this group
creates and enjoy your experience."
"Few things in life are as rewarding
as watching someone overcome their
fears as they grow and develop before
one's eyes" said Sam Hague, Toast-
master area governor. "We witness
these things on a weekly basis, and our
members truly do make a difference
outside the club.
"To paraphrase a past TM Inter-
national president, Johnny Uy, 'We are
a group of people brought together to
do things we could not do alone.'"
Venice Area Toastmasters is part of
Toastmasters International, a worldwide
educational organization dedicated to
self-improvement. There are more than
10,000 clubs in the United States, Can-
ada and more than 90 other countries.
The Englewood Toastmasters Club
meets each Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the
Englewood Chamber of Commerce
building on State Road 776 at Hosmer
Avenue. The new Port Charlotte club
will meet each Wednesday at 7:30 a.m.
at the Association of Realtors building,
3320 Loveland Blvd., Port Charlotte.
The Venice Area Toastmasters Web
site is: http://home.comcast.net/-
cmsolver/vtoast.html.


Three new companies



open their doors here


ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS
COLUMNIST

If it fits paper, he
prints it.
That's the slogan for
Steve Smallwood, who
recently opened Steve
the Printer, 109 E. Milan
Ave., alongside Richard's
Whole Foods on the
island. He specializes in
full-color printing from
business cards to posters.
Accepting both com-
mercial and private cus-
tomer artwork delivered
to his office or e-mailed,
he prints in black on
white or color on a digital
color press.
From Taylorville, Ill.,
Smallwood moved to
Venice in 1969 working
with Storer Cable for 10
years before starting a
32-year career in print-
ing. Office hours are 8
a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.
Call 375-8657.
New realty company
Following 25 years in
the auto industry in
Ithaca, N.Y., Gary Miller
moved to Florida and
decided to go into real
estate.
With co-owner Lore
Little, a broker since
2004 who has worked in-
dependently and with a
national company, he
has set up Results Realty
Group, 1740 E. Venice
Ave., Suite 5, in Villa Ven-
ezia Plaza.
Miller, the owner and
manager is vice presi-
dent of the Venice Area
Board of Realtors; he and
Little are Venice residents.
There are 10 agents work-
ing the Sarasota, Venice,
North Port and Engle-


wood territory. Call 400-
2247.
Asian skin-care
services
The Healing Touch
Massage & Skin Care,
225 W Miami Ave., is
opening in early May.
Kim Sauer, a certified,
licensed massage and
skin-care therapist, will
provide Asian massage
with emphasis on pres-
sure points and deep tis-
sue. There will be a sauna,
shower, facial skin-care
room and couples and
singles rooms.
From Seoul, South Kor-
ea, Sauer has practiced
Asian skin-care therapy
for 20 years in New York
and West Palm Beach.
"I am coming to
Venice because it is on
the ocean shore and peo-
ple have to take care of
their skin," said Sauer.
The spa will be open
daily from 10 a.m. to 10
p.m.
New U.S. olive oils
Having studied olive
oils for seven years,
Sylvia Loccusano and
husband Mitchell Grove
have opened The Olive
Grove ofVenice, 230-AW
Tampa Ave. in the Venice
Centre Mall.
Recently Loccusano
secured the new Cali-
fornian Olive Ranch olive
oils, one of the first
American companies to
match European prod-
ucts. Customers taste
and try the specialty oils
before they buy.
Olive oil beauty prod-
ucts, flavored olive oils for
cooking, gourmet con-
diments, Venice-roasted
coffees and aged vinegars
for cooking, dressings
and dipping are all avail-
able.
A Toronto, Canada-
based Air Canada sales
agent, Loccusano trav-
eled worldwide for nine
years before coming to
Florida 17 years ago.
Store hours are 10
a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday


through Saturday. Call
375-8888.
Gallery fundraiser
The Center of Hope of
South County is holding
a public fundraiser this
Saturday, April 25, from 6
to 8 p.m. at Abbacino
Galleria, 243 W Venice
Ave.
This Christian com-
munity provides shelter
and support to individu-
als and families strug-
gling with homelessness,
addictions and mental
illness. Its goal is to
obtain land and a facility
to meet the needs in
South County.
Gallery owners Har-
vey and Chris Davis will
be donating proceeds to
the center. Call 485 7600.
New branch for
green movement
Myakka River Branch
is the new local chapter
of the United States
Green Building Council
for design/building pro-
fessionals in Sarasota,
Manatee, Charlotte, De-
Soto and Hardee coun-
ties.
The team is actively
planning activities and
educational programs on
green building topics rel-
evant to the local design
and construction com-
munity.
The first meeting
takes place on Thursday,
April 23, at 5:30 p.m. at
the Gulf Coast Girl Scouts
of America building,
4780 Cattlemen Road,
Sarasota. Chair Michael
Carlson will give an
overview of USGBC and
discuss volunteer oppor-
tunities.
Attendance is free; reg-
ister at http://www.sus
tainabletampabay.org.

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

businews@comcast.net


Home prices on the rise again


BY ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST


Last month savvy buyers obviously
took advice and grabbed the bargains.
The report from the Venice Area
Board of Realtors for March 2009 indi-
cates the median price of a two-bed-
room home bottomed out in January.
Three-bedroom homes and condo-
miniums made modest gains last
month from their lowest prices, in
February.
An encouraging sign is the seasonal
increase in total unit sales from January
to March. This may encourage hesitant
buyers to grab a bargain among the 245
listings in the $80 million market in
quality Florida-lifestyle homes in the
Venice area.
In March 2007, two-bedroom homes
fetched a median price of $205,000; two
years later the price has fallen to
$151,500. A ray of hope for sellers is the
gradual median price this year from
$108,500 in January to $118,500 in
February and up to $151,500 last


month. In March 2007 48 units sold;
that figure dropped to 26 in 2008 but
rebounded to 38 last month.
In 2007 the median price of a three-
bedroom home was $288,500; a year
ago it was $242,000 and last month
$175,000. The price may have bot-
tomed out, falling from $185,000 in
January to $172,000 in February but
increasing to $175,000 last month.
The popularity of condominiums
continues to be low. In March 2007
sales were 39, dropping to 29 in 2008
and to 26 last month. The median price
in March 2007 was $175,000, falling to
$162,500 in 2008 and $123,750 last
month.
Despite the government's actions to
encourage lending, last month there
were 33 sales financed and 74 cash
deals even though mortgage rates have
fallen to less than 5 percent.
There were 98 mortgaged sales and
58 cash deals in March 2007; ayear later
the numbers were 75 and 72.

businews@comcast.net


Venice Regional Medical Center respiratory care honored


Hospital is among 15 percent nationwide


FROM VENICE REGIONAL
MEDICAL CENTER

Venice Regional Medical
Center has earned Quality
Respiratory Care Recognition
under a national program aim-
ed at helping patients and fam-
ilies make informed decisions


about the quality of the respira-
tory care services available in
hospitals.
About 700 hospitals, or ap-
proximately 15 percent, ofhos-
pitals in the United States have
applied for and received this
award. Venice Regional Med-
ical Center also earned the


award for 2008.
The QRCR program was
started by the American As-
sociation for Respiratory Care
in 2003 to help consumers
identify those facilities using
qualified respiratory therapists
to provide respiratory care.
Hospitals earning the QRCR
designation ensure patient
safety by agreeing to adhere to a


strict set of criteria governing
their respiratory care services.
Respiratory therapists are
specially trained health care
professionals who work under
physician's orders to provide a
wide range of breathing treat-
ments and other services to
people with asthma, chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease,
cystic fibrosis, lung cancer,


AIDS and other lung or lung-
related conditions. They also
care for premature infants and
are key members of lifesaving
response teams charged with
handling medical emergencies.
The AARC is a membership
organization representing more
than 46,000 health profession-
als involved in respiratory care
nationwide.





WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2009


POLICE BEAT


Fatal crash on 1-75
Robert R. Meehan, 32, died Saturday
in a one-vehicle crash on 1-75 near
River Road after his 1997 Nissan
Pathfinder experienced a tread separa-
tion and rolled over.
Meehan and his passenger, Yahaira
Castro, 27, were thrown from the SUV
Castro received critical injuries and was
taken to Bayfront Medical Center.
Passengers James Meehan and Megan
St. Jean, both 4, received minor injuries
as did Crystal Meehan, 6. All three chil-
dren were wearing seatbelts. Meehan
and Castro were not wearing seatbelts,
according to the report.
Meehan was traveling southbound
in the outside lane when his left rear
tire tread belt separated. Meehan over-
corrected to the right, losing control of
the SUV and veering right onto the west
shoulder. The SUV rolled over and
struck a fence.
Underage alcohol sales
Employees from two businesses in
Venice, one in Nokomis and two in
Sarasota have received notices to ap-
pear for selling alcohol to a person un-
der 21.
The citations were issued as part of
the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office
School Resource deputies undercover
operation on April 6 and 9.
In all, 37 stores were visited. Two 18-
year-old subjects were used to attempt
the purchase of alcohol from business-
es throughout Sarasota County.
The operation was done in conjunc-
tion with the Florida Department of
Business and Professional Regulation
Division of Alcoholic Beverages and To-
bacco.
Underage alcohol sales were made
at the following businesses:
Speed Way, 1805 Tamiami Trail,
Venice.
Shell, 4300 Tamiami Trail, Venice.
Discount Smokes, 1077 Tamiami
Trail, Nokomis.
Palmer Market, 5300 Clark Road,
Sarasota.
Sunoco, 3190 Bee Ridge Road, Sara-
sota.
9-1-1 calls lead to arrest
Terry McLane, 58, 4500 block West
Country Club Drive, Sarasota, was
arrested and charged with loitering and


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DUI second offense, after the Venice
Police Department received a call stat-
ing that McLane was making threaten-
ing phone calls to a victim on Auburn
Road in Venice. McLane is the father of
the victim's ex-girlfriend.
While police were en route, the vic-
tim called 9-1-1 again to report McLane
was at his front door armed with a gun.
Officers found McLane hiding in the
shrubs on the east side of Auburn Road
across from the victim's address.
McLane ran but officers stopped him at
Auburn Road and East Venice Avenue
and ordered him to the ground at gun-
point because they believed he was
armed. A search of McLane revealed he
had a pocketknife but no gun.
In talking with McLane's wife and
daughter, officers learned that prior to
leaving his house McLane asked where
the ammunition for his gun was and
then left the house in his daughter's
vehicle not realizing his gun was in his
wife's vehicle.
Venice Police
Department arrests
Rachelle R. Lambert, 32, 100 block
Avenida de Bahia, Nokomis. Charges:
driving while license suspended (third
or subsequence offense), no motor
vehicle registration, attaching tag not
assigned. Bond: $1,740.
Daniel Joseph Costantino, 40, 100
block North Aquilla St., Nokomis.
Charges: possession of cannabis less
than 20 grams, possession of drug para-
phernalia. Bond: $240.
Miguel Gonzalez, 27, 300 block
Coral St.,Venice. Charge: no valid driver
license. Bond: $500.
Michael W Deeks, 49, 600 block
Laguna St., Venice. Charge: contempt
(resisting a law enforcement officer,
obstruction without violence). Bond:
$5,000.
Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office arrests
Sean Bair, 20, 100 block Falls of
Venice Circle, Venice. Charges: petit
theft, violation of probation (DUI).
Bond:$2,620.
Jerimiah Nathaniel Bogart, 28, 2300
block Fiesta, Venice. Charges: con-
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narcotic equipment possession and or
use, marijuana possession not more
than 20 grams, drive while license sus-
pended first offense), violation of pro-
bation (DUI with property damage to
vehicle, no valid driver license, leaving
scene without giving information.)
Bond: no bond on violation of proba-
tion charge, $8,000 on the other charg-
es.
Joshua James Menard, 21, 1000
block Kimball Road, Venice. Charges:
violation of probation (two counts),
burglary (three counts). Bond: none.
Richard Alan Redmon, 42, 5100
block Albion Road, Venice. Charges:
DUI .15 or higher, DUI. Bond: $1,500.
Jennifer Smith, 21, 100 block Rose
Drive, Venice. Charge: violation of pro-
bation (possession of a controlled sub-
stance). Bond: none.
Amanda Jo Bazell, 18, 300 block
Southland Road, Venice. Charges: pos-
session of cannabis less than 20 grams,
possession of drug paraphernalia.
Bond: $240.
Candace Hillock, 29, 300 block
Dorchester Drive, Venice. Charge: do-
mestic battery. Bond: none.
Dustin Vanover, 22, 900 block
Olympia Road, Venice. Charge: DUI .15
or higher or having a passenger under
18 years of age. Bond: $1,000.
Lawrence Thomas Vonarb, 40, 200
block West Seminole Drive, Venice.
Charges: possession of cannabis less
than 20 grams, possession of drug para-
phernalia, DUI. Bond: $740.
Gregory Scott Solie, 49, 200 block
Avenida de la Isla, Nokomis. Charge:
violation of probation (felony driving
while license suspended). Bond: none.
Angela Dawn Gall, 45, 200 block S.
Sierra St., Venice. Charge: petit theft
from a merchant. Bond: $120.
David Thomas Johnston, 28, 100
block Magnolia Road, Nokomis.
Charge: violation of probation (driv-


ing while license suspended). Bond:
$10,000.
Jeffrey Wayne Howell, 46, 1800
block Edmondson Road, Nokomis.
Charge: possession of cannabis less
than 20 grams. Bond: $120.
Randy Tristannoel Crosby, 23, 200
block Patterson Ave., Osprey Charge:
battery (touch or strike). Bond: $750.
Troy A. Wheeler, 20, 700 block
Dolphin Road, Venice. Charge: viola-
tion of probation (reckless driving).
Bond: $5,000.
Lona J. Lee, 38 2000 block South
Tamiami Trail, Venice. Charge: violation
of probation (DUI). Bond: $1,000.
Christian T. Smith, 18, 5100 block
Lucine Road, Venice. Charge: petit
theft. Bond: $120.
Jason Lynn Jarrett, 33, 100 block
Alligator Drive, Venice. Charge: viola-
tion of pretrial release. Bond: none.
Megan Elizabeth McGeowan, 22,
1100 block Falls ofVenice Circle, Venice.
Charge: possession of drug parapher-
nalia. Bond: $120.
Randy Doran Brinson, 26, 4900
block Bonita Road, Venice. Charge: pos-
session of cannabis less than 20 grams.
Bond: $120.
North Port Police
Department arrest
Dallas Graham Rydberg, 30, 400
block Shore Road, Nokomis. Charges:
possession of a controlled substance
(two counts), possession of drug para-
phernalia. Bond: $2,120.
Sexual offender registration
William Baxter Hayes, 63, 613 Guild
Drive, Venice.
Criminal registrations
Corene J. Keraghan, 30, 9000 block
South Tamiami Trail, Venice.
Deborah L. Jopp, 42, 1500 block
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WEDNESDAY
APRIL 22, 2009


OPINION


GONDOLIER SUN EDITOR
BOB MUDGE
bmudge@venicegondolier.com


OUR VIEW


Rivers aren't burning, but we still need Earth Day


On June 22, 1969, an oil slick
ignited on the Cuyahoga River
in Cleveland. The river glowed
and smoked as it had on another nine
documented occasions, but the entire
nation noticed this time.
Time magazine subsequently said
this about the mighty Cuyahoga:
"Chocolate-brown, oily, bubbling
with subsurface gases, it oozes rather
than flows. ... The Federal Water Pol-
lution Control Administration dryly
notes: 'The lower Cuyahoga has no
visible signs of life, not even low forms
such as leeches and sludge worms
that usually thrive on wastes.' "
Forty years later, the image of the
burning river remains for those of us
of a certain age. It and the spill of
80,000-plus barrels of crude oil 6
miles off the coast of Santa Barbara
earlier that year became the poster


children of the emerging environ-
mental movement and spawned the
first U.S. Earth Day on April 22, 1970.
In the years since, we've seen enor-
mous progress and billions of dollars
spent to clean up our wastelands.
Earth Day continues as an annual
event, and citizens and their govern-
ments continue to focus on environ-
mental stewardship.
Today, we face another issue, one
that's hard to fix with an image like a
flaming river or a seagull soaked in
petroleum slime. Global warming has
yet to find its poster shot avalanch-
es of crumbling ice sheets in the
Arctic haven't quite done the trick.
NewYorkTimes columnist Thomas
Friedman has said one problem is the
phrase "global warming" itself: It
makes the phenomenon sound grad-
ual and almost benign; the overall


warming process actually causes, and
will cause more, wild mood swings in
our climate. It might help us refocus if
we could somehow think "climate
change" when we see the devastation
of drought, tornadoes and hurri-
canes.
A national day of education and
awareness can help sharpen the fo-
cus. And scientific research shows
there is every reason to believe Earth
Day is as important now as it was four
decades ago. More so, some people
think.
This April 22, Sarasota County and
the cities of North Port, Venice and
Sarasota are co-sponsoring some-
thing called a Community Conver-
sation on Energy and Climate to coin-
cide with a National Conversation on
Climate Action. The session, which is
free and open to all, will take place


from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Venice Com-
munity Center, 326 S. Nokomis Ave.,
on the island in Venice.
This session is the only in Florida
and one of 10 in the country featured
as a "spotlight" site, which should
mean we'll get special attention. The
concentration is on local, "substan-
tive, solutions-oriented" energy and
climate action, which is the right
approach. What we need is a guide to
concrete, human-level steps, not
more general, green-hued blather.
If you can't make it to the work-
shop, add your 2 cents by filling out a
survey on the Sarasota County Web
site, scgov.net. (If you live in Charlotte
or DeSoto counties, feel free to chip in
also.) It's a good, detailed survey,
worth the time, and it may just help to
keep the 40-year-old movement trav-
eling in the right direction.


What's in a name?


BOB VEDDER
PUBLISHER


Manatee Community
College has changed its
name, pending perfunc-
tory approval by the state
Legislature. The new
name is State College of
Florida.
Because the school
just received state ap-
proval to become a four-
year college by offering a
four-year nursing degree,
it needed to change from
being a community col-
lege even though the
bulk of the students will
still be in either two-year
programs or career learn-
ing.
Doesn't the new name
sound grand? It makes
you think that we are
really a big-time state-
wide school now. But my
reaction to the overstated
name change was typical
among almost all of the
people I have spoken to,
including some that have
worked at the school: It in
no way indicates what or,
more important, where it
really is. Oh yes, below
the new name it does say
Manatee and Sarasota
Counties, but it is not a
part of the main name.
Really, aren't we just a
little self-important to
give it this highfalutin'
name? Wouldn't a name
like The College of South-
west Florida or Sun Coast
College have been a lot
more appropriate?
The process was cer-
tainly not an open one.
The administration in-
formed the board a cou-
ple of days ahead of the
name change and -
shazam, it was done.
There wasn't any brain-
storming with the board
or the community.
Wouldn't a more open
process have been in
order? I think if the
administration would
have heard what I think is
the sentiment of a major-
ity of people, it might not
have been so quick to
pick this name.
Oh, it also announced
the new mascot at the
same time: the mighty
manatee.
Of course, MCC is not
the only one to be so
heady with naming a
school. The community
college in Jacksonville
changed to Florida State
College at Jacksonville. At
least that name indicates


where it is.
Will the next move be
to ask permission to be
included in the 15-per-
cent-a-year tuition hike
that most four-year insti-
tutions are allowed? Let's
hope not, as the commu-
nity college system has
been a wonderful way for
students to be able to
afford a college educa-
tion.
One group that will be
happy will be the stu-
dents. There is no doubt
there is still some stigma
about going to a "com-
munity college." They
just aren't quite like the
big schools, and it ap-
pears to some that their
students are not as suc-
cessful as those going to
the University of Florida
or another state school.
It now will be more
prestigious sounding,
and I can only hope that
will eliminate any reluc-
tance to attend it because
it is a very good school.
I guess with the big-
sounding name we
should start building
dormitories to handle the
kids from out of state
who want to come to a
state school in Florida.
Sorry, but I think we
missed the mark on this
one.
******

By's Crack: Isn't this
a great time of year? If
you listen carefully,
you can hear the song
of a bird, the crack of a
bat, the moan of a tax-
payer.

******
The Plantation Com-
munity Foundation just
gave out $100,000 to help
41 nonprofit organiza-
tions. That makes more
than $2 million since its
inception.
Mary Helfrick, presi-
dent, helped hand out
deserving grants to orga-
nizations such as the
Laurel Civic Association,
Our Mother's House, Wom-
en's Resource Center and
many many more.
The big fundraiser that
allows this to happen is
the Celebrity Golf Classic
that Ron Noble and Steve
Rich chaired. However,
the members also put on
a fashion show, a fun
event called the Royal
Ride, a cruise and, this
year, a tour of homes.
What a great local com-
munity that knows how
to give back.
******
Habitat for Humanity
just dedicated two more
houses, one sponsored
by the Gondolier Sun.
Now it is looking for vol-
unteers for the new Gar-

Please see VEDDER, 9A


LETTERS FROM OUR READERS


Midfield departures are few at VMA


Editor:
I'd like to offer some observations and comments
regarding the article by Greg Giles about Venice Mu-
nicipal Airport.
Venice has recently hired DY Consultants to install
a very sophisticated system for a six-month traffic
count. The premise of the article is that some local
pilots at the Venice airport may be trying to skew the
count by avoiding the traffic counting system. They
supposedly do this by making various midfield depar-
tures.
This, in my opinion is an absurd assumption. I've
flown out ofVNC for a good number of years and I am
personally at the airport almost every day. I've wit-
nessed a very small number of midfield departures.
With the sophisticated equipment now installed, it
would seem to me to be useless to even think about
doing this as a ploy to skew the traffic count.
It is up to the pilot's discretion and good judgment
if he or she chooses to make a midfield departure in
order to expedite the departure. If midfield depar-
tures were to skew the overall count, they would have
to be a very large daily occurrence, and I can assure
you they are not. If the airport has one or two midfield
departures a week, I'd be surprised.
In the future, I believe that it would be a good thing
to just try to report the facts, not the pipe dreams and
false accusations of those who take potshots at the
professional group of pilots who fly out of the Venice
airport.

Howard Burch
Nokomis


Ritchey enriched
the community
Editor:
Kim Cool's article re-
garding the Community
Video Archives was ex-
cellent. Many Suncoast
residents do not know
about the people who
have worked tirelessly to
make our communities
such jewels. The Video
Archives is a permanent
collection for all to ob-
tain at local libraries.
In the "Past Inductees"
section of her article, I
was sad to note that Kim
did not mention Shirley
Ritchey. Mrs. Ritchey was
the founder and decade-
long supporter of the
Education Foundation of


Sarasota County. Without
her support and dedica-
tion, our schools would
not be able to fund many
programs.
The Education Foun-
dation supports the
Teacher of the Year pro-
gram, Academic Olym-
pics, the science fair and
teacher grants. Its most
ambitious fundraiser is
the Evening of Excel-
lence, which recognizes
local high school artists.
Their artwork is auc-
tioned, and the proceeds
support continuing art
education in our high
schools.
I understand that Ms.
Cool could not possibly
recognize all recipients,


but Mrs. Ritchi
bution to
schools is imn
and needs to
nized. Her indt
the Video Arch
al years ago w
start.


ey's contri-
Sarasota's
neasurable
be recog-
uction into
lives sever-
vas a great


M.Johnson
Venice


No insurance can
mean no license
Editor:
A comment in Let'em
Have It questioned what
the tax collector does
about checking insur-
ance when processing
car registration renewals.
As with anything involv-
ing license plates, the tax
collector works as an
agent of the state of Flor-
ida and must follow the
rules of the Florida De-
partment of Motor Ve-
hicles.
When the renewal no-
tice is printed, the DMV
has already checked for
current insurance. If no
insurance information is
on the state database, we
must ask customers to
either show proof or to
sign an affidavit indicat-
ing they have insurance.
Upon receipt of proof or
an affidavit, we enter that
information into the
state database.
Although insurance
companies regularly give
the DMV computer files
with information on new
and canceled policies,
sometimes errors are
made and the update
might not be reflected on
the day the renewal is
printed or processed.
That is why the affidavit
is accepted as proof even
though there might be an
error in the policy num-


ber.
The DMV continues to
check with the insurance
companies and if the files
do not match up after the
renewal, that person will
be notified. After that
notice, if proof of insur-
ance is not provided, the
state can suspend the
person's driver license
and vehicle registration
for up to three years.
In the caller's case the
insurance company's file
will probably correct the
policy number error.
However, we would be
happy to immediately
send the correct infor-
mation to the state if that
person would come into
the office, e-mail info@
SarasotaTaxCollector.com
or call 861-8300.

Barbara Ford-Coates
Sarasota County Tax
Collector
If it's good enough
for the Army ...
Editor:
This is in response to
one of your callers relat-
ing to the prison in Ari-
zona run by Sheriff Joe
Arpaio.
The caller could not
be more right. We can't
afford another Taj Mahal
for a prison; the tent city
concept will work well
here in Florida as it does
in Arizona.
Housing the prisoners
in tents will save millions
of dollars for the taxpay-
ers. These people broke
the law and are not on
vacation.
Any prisoners deemed
violent can still be hous-
ed in the current jail. The
tent city residents can be
used to work on govern-
Please see LETTERS, 9A





WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2009


Make a call for democracy


The Florida Legisla-
ture may have crawled
with myopic vision on
critical problems of re-
newable energy, tax re-
form, property insur-
ance, health care and the
budget, but it suddenly
has a spring in its step
and a laser-beam focus at
the end of the session as
it tries to push through a
sweeping election bill
that is bad for voters and
bad for democracy.
Senate Bill 956 and its
companion bill in the
House were introduced
late last week and raced
through committees hur-


riedly after public com-
ment was shut off. They
may go to the floor of the
House and Senate today.
The bill, which has
been described as "the
worst elections bill in 100
years," suppresses voter
registration, harms se-
nior citizens by eliminat-
ing two IDs they can use
at the polls, hamstrings
the rights of citizens to
petition their govern-
ment and opens the
floodgates to outside
influence peddling and
excessive campaign con-
tributions by lobbyists.
And it could cost voters
more.
That's only the begin-
ning. Is that progress?
The worst feature of
the bill is that it gives
almost unlimited control
over elections to the
Florida Secretary of State,
and deprives citizens of
their right to reform the
local elections process in
their communities.
Citizens of Sarasota
County voted in 2006 to
have paper ballots and


random audits of elec-
tion machine counts, to
make sure elections are
verifiable and voting ma-
chines are working prop-
erly. That makes sense.
Our county charter
amendment still hangs
in the balance, waiting
for a decision from the
Florida Supreme Court.
SB 956 attempts to kill
that amendment and
the voter protections it
gave us for good.
This bill would invali-
date existing safeguards
enacted at the local level
and kill all future protec-
tions citizens may fight
for at the city or county
level as they strive for
open, fair elections, free
from the influence of
lobbyists and outrageous
campaign spending.
It would hurt third-
party voters who voted
overwhelmingly for in-
stant runoff voting in the
city of Sarasota, to save
money on runoff elec-
tions, reduce negative
campaigning and give
third-party candidates a


chance to compete.
Voters of all political
parties should be able to
field worthy candidates
for public office, and
know they have a chance
to be elected.
Voters of all political
parties should be able to
hold our current public
officials accountable.
Voters of all political
parties should be able to
petition for election pro-
tections if our legislature
and Secretary of State
don't provide them.
Now is the time for
voters in Sarasota Coun-
ty and all Florida coun-
ties to call their state rep-
resentative and state sen-
ator and tell them to vote
"no" on SB 956.
Then call on Gov.
Charlie Crist to veto this
dangerous bill if it ever
gets to his desk.

Kindra Muntz is presi-
dent of Sarasota Alliance
for Fair Elections, www.
safevote.org, and a co-
founder of Florida Voters
Coalition.


LET 'EM HAVE IT: WHAT RESTRICTIONS SHOULD BE PUT ON THE USE OF THE GAZEBO IN CENTENNIAL PARK? CALL 207-1111.


At least water demand is down too


What if ... ? With the water restrictions that we're
under now, has anyone at all thought about what it
would be like if all our empty housing units had peo-
ple in them? Let's get some long-range thinking on
this problem.


Stop it. A visit to the
North Jetty Fish Camp is
like going back to Old



LETTERS from Page

ment-related projects,
again saving manpower
and taxpayer money.
We hope Sheriff Knight
will consider this venture.
If our soldiers, Marines,
etc., can live in tents in the
desert, certainly these law
breakers can too.


David Shaw
Nokomis


VEDDER from Page 8A

den Park condos in
Nokomis. Walls will start
going up May 1 and help
is needed. Call Dena
Kohlbecker at 493-6606.
******
Fran Valencic, who
has covered community
events for years for us, is
an inspiration to all of us.
This incredible lady has
always had a fantastic
positive attitude.
I hope you read her
column last Saturday in
which she wrote more
about her recovery from
having her cancerous
arm and shoulder
removed. She always has
been a cheerleader for
the community and I am
so pleased so many of
you have been a cheer-
leader for her.
She is recovering great
but gets tired really easily.
She'll be back to writing
about you but has to
build up more strength
first. Marty Dover is
doing a nice job covering
for her.
******
Women's Sertoma puts
on a fun event called
Quiz Night. It is a trivia
contest with teams of
four that answer the
same questions. Get your
bridge group or red hat
group together to make a
team for Friday, April 24,
at the Holiday House
from 7 to 10 p.m.
It is only $15 per per-
son; call Sharon Brown
at 497-6273. Proceeds go
to several organizations
involving kids and to
scholarships. You will
really have fun.
******
Robert A. Vedder
writes a weekly column
in this paper


Florida. It's the way
things were until some-
one tried to modernize it.
Once you do that, it loses
its charm and becomes
just a building, like the
refreshment stand on the
South Jetty. Whose bright
idea was it to screw it up?
If we have so much extra
money, why not fix the
long, dirty, potholed road


leading to Snook Haven?
After you get that sand
under the fender of your
car, especially after a rain,
it's there forever. Now
there's a place that needs
fixing. We don't go to
Snook Haven because of
it. Fix that, but leave the
fish camp as it is. If it ain't
broke, don't fix it.
Not bright. Ijust came
from Venice East, on
South Venice Boulevard
and Sandhurst. There
was a policeman there
parked more on Venice
East Boulevard. The dri-


ver he was giving a ticket
to was a young girl and
he had all the lights on. I
am an 81-year-old lady
and I had a hell of a time
trying to see to get
around that police car. I
don't think he used his
head. He could have
turned that spotlight low-
er. I was upset and want-
ed to let you know.
Pipe dream. Solar-
heated water for homes
sounds like a good idea,
but I'm 65 and I'll never
see it in my lifetime,
knowing how many meet-
ings our county leaders
take to make any deci-
sion.


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10ASPORTS
WEDNESDAY
APRIL 22, 2009 SPORTS


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


VHS BASEBALL


Venice falls to Sarasota Sailors' powerful offense


BY PERRY D. PENTZ
SPORTS EDITOR


Extra-base hits didVenice in
against Sarasota on Tuesday
night as the Sailors hit two
home runs, a triple and four
doubles en route to a 11-5 win
at Venice High.
Tied 4-4 after four innings,
Sarasota broke it open by scor-
ing five runs in the fifth and
two in the sixth.
In the fifth, the Sailors (16-6)
scored four runs on a grand
slam by Brandon Haarer and
two doubles. Sarasota added


two runs in the sixth on a solo
home run by Scooter Gennett
and an error.
Sarasota opened the scor-
ing in the first inning on an RBI
groundout.
Venice jumped out to a 3-1
lead by scoring three runs in
the bottom of the first.
Venice's Rex Ingerick dou-
bled down the right-field line
then Joe lorio followed with a
double that dropped in right-
center field. Ingerick ended up
scoring on an error. After a fly-
out, Matt Tellor hit a two-run
home run over the left-field


wall.
Sarasota grabbed a 4-3 lead
by scoring three runs in the top
of the third inning with the
help of one hit, two passed
balls and two balks. Two of the
runs scored on a passed ball
and balk.
The Indians tied it in the
third inning as James
Browning blasted a solo home
run, which bounced off the top
of the wall and over in left-cen-
ter field.
The Sailors broke the tie in
the fifth inning on consecutive
doubles then after two walks


loaded the bases, Brandon
Haarer hit a grand slam over
the left-center field wall to give
Sarasota a 9-4 cushion.
Venice added a run in the
fifth inning on a sacrifice fly by
Alec Stiver.
In the sixth inning, Sarasota
scored on a home run by
Scooter Gennett and another
on an error after a double.


Sarasota
Custons c
Williams 3b
Gennett ss
Koch p-lb
Bontrager pr


Curcio If
Bodziak rf
Haarer cf
Hurley dh
Berkey lb
Warmbier 2b
Goddard ph
Totals
Venice
Ingerick cf
lorio ss-p
Browning dh
R. Krauss lb
Teller rf
B. Krauss 3b
Atamanchuk p-ss
Stiver c
Hill c
Skogen If


Please see FALLS, 11A


SPORTS BRIEFS
Little League Night at
Venice baseball April 22
The Venice High baseball
team will have Senior and
Little League Night on April
22 as the Indians host Braden
River in the regular-season
finale atVenice High.
First pitch is set for 7:30
p.m.
Little Leaguers wearing
their uniform shirt will
receive free admission if
accompanied by an adult.
The Little Leaguers will also
get a free hot dog and drink
as well as an invitation onto
the field with the Venice
High players for the nation-
al anthem.
Venice Vikings
registration April 25
The Venice Vikings foot-
ball and cheer will hold regis-
tration for the 2009 season
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Satur-
day, 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 avail-
able 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 tourna-
ment on Saturday, April25, 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 volun-
teer, call Charles Hines at
504-1714.
SPARCCLE on the
Links golf tournament
The sixth annual Sparccle
on the Links Golf Tourna-
ment will be held on Friday,
May 1, at the Plantation Golf
& Country Club.
The shotgun start is at
12:30 p.m. and costs $90 per
person which includes green
fees, cart, snacks, dinner and
prizes. Dinner only costs $27.
Categories of play are
mixed foursomes, men and
women with two flights in
each.
All proceeds benefit vic-
tims of domestic and sexu-
al violence as the tourna-
ment is hosted by the Safe
Place and Rape Crisis Cen-
ter auxiliary.
For more information, call
Gail Wolf at 492-5941 or
Phyllis Smith at 496-4739.
YMCA spring
sports registration
The South County Family
YMCA in Venice is now
accepting registrations for
its spring sports programs.
Tee-ball, coach-pitch base-
ball, soccer, racquetball,
golf and wrestling will be
offered. For more informa-
tion, visit www.veniceymca.
com or drop by 701 Center
Road.


Venice opens district with win


BY PERRY D. PENTZ
SPORTS EDITOR


Second-seeded Venice start-
ed the Class 5A-District 12
tournament fast and powerful.
The Lady Indians collected
eight of nine hits and scored all
of their runs in the first two
innings as Venice hammered
No. 7 seed Bayshore, 11-0, in
a game stopped after 4 1/2
innings on Monday night at
Lakewood Ranch High.
Venice (17-7-1) will play No.
3 seed Lakewood Ranch at 5
p.m. Wednesday in the district
semifinals at Lakewood Ranch
High.
The Lady Indians used the
long ball and the pitching of
senior Stephanie Sullivan to
overwhelm the Lady Bruins
(2-18).
In the first inning, Chelsea
Zgrabik showed her power by
slugging her fourth home run
of the season over the center-
field fence. It was her third
home run against Bayshore
this season and gaveVenice a 2-
0 lead.
"I just hit my pitch," said
Zgrabik, who has 10 RBI against
Bayshore this season.
The Lady Indians added
three more runs in the inning.
With bases loaded, Courtney
Markusson singled into right
field to score two runs. Another
run scored as the ball got by the
right fielder for an error.
The offensive onslaught
continued in the second inning
as Venice scored six runs on
four hits and two errors.
Mel Dembinski, who went
2-for-2 including a triple,
knocked in one run with a sin-
gle. With the bases loaded,
Mindee Hasbrouck hit a three-
run double to give Venice a 9-0
cushion.
The Lady Indians' final two
runs were scored on a two-run
home run by Sullivan over the
left-center field fence. It was
her first of the season.
Sullivan raised her record to
15-3 on the season with a one-
hitter and 11 strikeouts. Over


SUN PHOTO BY PERRY D. PENTZ
Venice's Chelsea Zgrabik gets ready to hit a two-run home run over the centerfield fence in the first inning
of the Class 5A-District 12 opener against Bayshore on Monday night at Lakewood Ranch High. Venice
won, 11-0.


the first three innings she was
dominant, striking out eight of
the first nine batters.
"She looked a little faster
today," said Zgrabik, Sullivan's
catcher.
Sullivan lost her no-hitter
with two outs in the fourth
inning when Hailey Walker
singled into left field.
"She threw well and we
played better behind her too,"

Please see WIN, 11A


CLASS 5A-DISTRICT 12
At Lakewood Ranch High, Bradenton
Monday's results
No. 3 Lakewood Ranch 10, No. 6 Charlotte 0
No. 4 North Port 8, No. 5 Port Charlotte 5
No. 1 Manatee 10, No. 8 Southeast 0
No. 2 Venice 11, No. 7 Bayshore 0
Wednesday's games
5 p.m. Venice vs. Lakewood Ranch
7 p.m. Manatee vs. North Port
Friday's game
7 p.m. Championship


Girls tennis season ends in regional semifinal


BY PERRY D. PENTZ
SPORTS EDITOR


The Venice High girls tennis team
had its season end in the Class 3A-
Region 6 semifinal on Tuesday after-
noon in Naples.
Gulf Coast swept the five singles
matches en route to a 6-1 win over the
Lady Indians, who were district run-
ner-up two straight years.
"They were a very strong team with
a lot of depth," saidVenice coach Barb
Ginn. "I thought we played much bet-
ter in doubles than singles. Every


SUN PHOTO BY PERRY D. PENTZ
Venice's Danielle Haefele hits a ball during the Class 3A-
District 11 tournament last week. Venice ended its season
Tuesday in the regional semifinals at Naples.


point had a lot of good rallies. It was
not a runaway. They had a lot of
seniors."
Playing in their final match of the
season were Danielle Haefele, Bianca
Echtler, Erin Goldstein and Malorie
Lipman.
The Lady Indians picked up their
lone win at No. 2 doubles.
Goldstein and Lipman teammed
for a win over Kristi Balavage and
Addie Fish. With the Venice duo lead-
ing 4-3 in the first set, Balavage

Please see ENDS, 11A


SPORTS CALENDAR


COMING UP Wednesday Thursday

SOFT Venice at
SLakewood Ranch in
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2009


Sarasota Crew wins third consecutive Hood Cup


FROM SARASOTA CREW


With low temperatures and blustery
winds, the Sarasota Crew won their its
consecutive Hood Cup at Turkey Lake.
Sarasota Crew returned with 15
medals in 18 events including 10 gold
and five silver.
"Teams came prepared this week-
end," said coach Casey Galvanek about
the 60 degree temperatures and 20-25
mph winds. "Conditions were tough
but so were the rowers."
With victories in the Men's Varsity 8,
2nd Varsity 8, Lightweight 8, Varsity 4,
Quadruple sculls, Double sculls, 3rd
Varsity 4 and Novice 4, the men showed
their depth.
Women's victories came in the
Women's 2nd Varsity 8 and the


Women's Freshman 8.
Hood Cup results are as follows:
Gold medals: Women's Freshmen
8+ Coxswain Gia Donatella, McKayla
Taaffe, Carolina Elizalde, Sierra Luther,
Taylor Johnson, Stevie Peacock,
Brittany Douglas, Kim Milam, Victoria;
Women's JV8+ A Boat Coxswain Josh
Simon, Danielle Mitchell, Lilly Wan,
McKayla Taaffe, Megan Dooley, Molly
Harding, Celeste Lyon, Stevie Peacock,
Victoria Shea; Men's JV 8 A Boat -
Coxswain Josh Simon (heat), James
Dumas (final), Chase Harris, Andrew
Deering, Shane Dluzneski, Ryan
Anderson, Nick Duncan, Dan Corin,
George Scheibel, Seth Borden; Men's
Lightweight 8+ Coxswain Courtney
Berger, Matt Sobotka, Max Smith,
Dillan Young, Nick Duncan, Hunter


Leeming, Andrew Deering, Scott Short,
George Scheibel; Men'sV8+ Coxswain
James Dumas, Alex Taaffe, Jack Corry,
Matt Sobotka, Alex Negroski, Kyle
Schmidt, Max Smith, Dillan Young,
Hunter Leeming; Men's V 2X Jack
Corry, Alex Negroski; Men's N4+ -
Coxswain Josh Simon, Matt Gabbert,
Steven Stokes, Ed Palermo, Chase
Rowe; Men's 3rd 4+ -Coxswain
Geoffrey Noah, Zach Deaterly, Erik
Otterbach, Chase Rowe, Ed Palermo;
Men's V4+ Coxswain James Dumas,
Alex Taaffe, Jack Corry, Kyle Schmidt,
Alex Negroski; Men's 4X Alex Taaffe,
Jack Corry, Kyle Schmidt, Alex
Negroski.
Silver medals: Men's JV 8 B Boat -
Coxswain Geoffrey Noah, Matt
Gabbert, Steven Stokes, Chase Rowe,


Ed Palermo, Ben McClanahan, Scott
Short, Zach Deaterly, Jon Kotwicki;
Women's Freshmen 4+ Coxswain Gia
Donatella, Sierra Luther, Brittany
Douglas, Kim Milam, Victoria Shea;
Men's Freshmen 4+ Coxswain
McKayla Taaffe, Dan Tsatskin, Joe
McClanahan, Oliver Jennings, Frank
Cash; Men's JV4+ Coxswain Geoffrey
Noah, Shane Dluzneski, Matt Gabbert,
Steven Stoke, Jon Kotwicki; Men's V4X-
(Men's 4 Lightweight) Matt Sobotka,
Max Smith, Jon Kotwicki, Hunter
Leeming.
Bronze medals: Women's JV8+ B
Boat Coxswain Oliver Jennings,
Sierra Luther, Taylor Johnson, Kim
Milam, Brittany Douglas, Gia
Donatella, Camilla Green, Aubrey
Richau, Courtney Berger.


ENDS from Page 10A

walked off the court and couldn't con-
tinue because she was not feeling well.
At No. 2 singles, Echtler played
Chloe Smith, who has signed to play at
a Division I school, according to Ginn.
"Bianca showed a lot of grace and
remained very calm," said Ginn. "She
hung in there and fought to the end.
I'm proud of her for that."
CLASS 3A-REGION 6 SEMIFINAL
At Gulf Coast High, Naples
GULF COAST 6, VENICE 1
Singles
Amy Grossklag (GC) def. Danielle Haefele, 6-2,
6-0; Chloe Smith (GC) def. Bianca Echtler, 6-0, 6-2;
Kristi Balavage (GC) def. Erin Goldstein, 6-1, 6-1;
Astrid Holbrecht (GC) def. Malorie Lipman, 6-1, 6-2;
Addie Fish (GC) won by forfeit.
Doubles
Grosslag and Smith (GC) def. Haefele and
Echtler, 6-0, 6-1; Lipman and Goldstein (V) def.
Balavage and Fish, 4-3 (def.).


WIN from Page 10A


Venice coach Larry Sandburg
said. "She doesn't walk many.
That's the key. She hasn't been as
dominant this year but she still
isn't walking people. It keeps us
on the our toes and allows us to
play better defense.
Hasbrouck and Mel Dem-


binski had
Venice.

Bayshore
Garcia 3b
Parsons ss
Hicks p
Walker c
Lutz cf
Bruns 2b
Braaten lb
Donahue rf
Razcowski If
Totals


two hits each for


Venice AB
Yonker 2b 3
Ott cf 3
Zgrabik c 2
MeDembinski ss 2
MaDembinski rf 3
Hasbrouck dh 2
Hatfield If 1
Sullivan p 2
Costello ph 1
Markusson 3b 1
Speth ph 1
Parsons lb 2
Totals 24
Bayshore 000 00
Venice 560 Ox


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Dembinski (V). 2B Hasbrouck (V).


Bayshore
Hicks (L)
Venice
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IP H R ER BB SO
4 9 11 10 3 1
5 1 0 0 1 11


SPORTS SHORTS

TENNIS
FICHMAN WINS OAKS CLUB CHALLENGER: Canadian Sharon
Fichman, who was unseeded, capture singles championship at The
Oaks Club $25,000 USTA Challenger on Sunday in Osprey.
For the second time in five matches, Fichman defeated a seed-
ed player with a 6-4, 6-1 win over fourth-seed Yuliana Fedak of the
Ukraine to claim the championship.
The 18-year-old picked up $3,000 for her win. This is the sec-
ond time Fichman has won an event in Florida. After taking first in
the $25,000 tournament in Lutz, she also reached the final of the
$25,000 event in Boca Raton.
In the doubles final, the United States team of Story Tweedie-Yates
and Lindsay Lee-Waters, the No. 4 seed, defeated Melanie Klaffner of
Austria and Heidi El Tabakh of Canada, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 12-10.

SOFTBALL
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 fol-
lowed by a few walks. Kayla Johnson drove in the game -winning
run. Destiny Bishop led VLC with two hits and three runs scored.


FALLS from Page 10A
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Hanks 2b 0 0 0 0
Guthrie ph 0 0 0 0
Maler pr 0 0 0 0
Totals 30 5 11 4
Sarasota 103 052 0 11 9 1
Venice 301 010 0 -5 11 2
HR- Haarer (Sar), Gennett (Sar),Tellor (V), Browning (V). 3B- Custons (Sar).
2B Koch (S), Williams (S), Gennett (Sar), Curcio (Sar), Ingerich (V), lorio (V). SB
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Wednesday 60+ Travel League. Suncoast finished with a 27-7 record overall and 20-4 in the league. Members of the
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Two families, two dreams come true


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PHOTOS COURTESY OF SALLY VIHLEN
The Blackorby family, left, and the Richardson family, right, are the proud owners of new
homes in South Venice thanks to Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County.


BY MARY NEACY
SPECIAL TO THE GONDOLIER SUN

It was the day before Easter Sunday
- a perfect day for new beginnings.
On Pelican Road in South Venice,
two families, the Blackorbys and the
Richardsons, were looking forward to
the treasure they earned over many
months of work and determination -
the keys to their own homes.
The dedication ceremony for the
two Habitat houses celebrated the cul-
mination of a long and demanding
journey that included completing 300
hours of "sweat equity," attending
classes on finances and home owner-
ship, as well as establishing a defined
savings account.
Jennifer Blackorby and Jessica Rich-
ardson are single mothers, each with
three sons. Their stories are different
but their reality was the same: They
could only dream about having a home
of their own.
Now, by working with Habitat for
Humanity South Sarasota County, and
through the generosity of the Venice
Gondolier Sun, Venice Pier Group
(Sharky's), Prudential and the Com-
munity Housing Trust, the major con-


tributors for the construction of her
house, for Jennifer and her three sons,
Patrick, 16, Joshua, 9, and Caleb, 7, that
dream has become a reality.
In Jennifer's words: "It's just amazing
that so many people have come togeth-
er to help us people we don't even
know."
The home that Jessica and her three
sons, Kaiden, 8, and twins, Bryson and
Jordan, 4, now own is also called the
"Faith House." The major contributors
to their home are 13 local area church-
es called The Faith Group (Christ
United Methodist, Epiphany Cathedral,
Emmanuel Lutheran, Evangelical Cov-
enant Church of Bay Indies, Grace
United Methodist, New Hope Chris-
tian, Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Mark's
Episcopal, South Venice Baptist, Trinity
Presbyterian, Unity, Venice Presbyter-
ian and Venice United Church of
Christ), Prudential, Sharky's and the
Community Housing Trust.
Jessica, surrounded by her sons,
accepted her keys from Board Chair
Andy Simkins and gave thanks for her
new home, ending with the words, "You
have no idea what this means to me."
JudyWilcox, Habitat executive direc-
tor, welcomed the relatives, board


A sign in the Blackorby family's yard recognizes the sponsors of their new home.


members, elected officials and Habitat
volunteers who came to celebrate with
the two families on this special occa-
sion.
Gifts from various churches and or-
ganizations were presented to each


family, offering congratulations to
them for a job well done.
The highlight of the morning, of
course, was the presentation of the
house keys to the families the keys to
begin their newjourney as homeowners.


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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2009


Evening Under the Stars at MCC


SUN PHOTOS BY TAMI GARCIA, TGARCIA@SUN-HERALD.COM
The Venice Symphony, under the direction of Sasha von Dassow, plays during the
Foundation for Manatee Community College's Evening Under the Stars concert, titled
Coming to America, Saturday at the South Campus in Venice.


Hundreds showed up for this year's Evening Under the Stars concert on Saturday at MCC
in Venice. The concert was sponsored by the Foundation for Manatee Community
College.


Members of the Venice Symphony performed songs including "Russian Sailor Dance',
"Symphonic Portrait,""You Raise Me Up" and "Hands Across the Sea."Those who attend-
ed the event were treated to fireworks after the symphony's performance.



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Spangled Ban-
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fifth season as
music director of
Lars Hafner, president of the North Port
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BY KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR


A 3-foot by 4-foot portrait of Abraham Lincoln, made of pennies by a
14-year-old student, was inspired by a tiny photo in a travel brochure.
"I got the idea from the Ripley's Museum in Orlando," Alex Masella
said.
On vacation with his parents, he picked up a brochure from the Rip-
ley's Believe It Or Not! Museum in Orlando. Within the brochure was a
small photo of Abraham Lincoln as a mosaic crafted from pennies.
"I want to do that," he announced. "My parents thought I was crazy."
Alex never considered himself an artist, but he was already a mem-
ber of the Venice coin club. He learned there was a kit available online
to do the portrait, but it was smaller than what he envisioned and
without as much detail so Alex set out to make up his own design. He
purchased a piece of plywood backing at Home Depot, painted the
background black and acquired a $25 box of pennies from the bank.
He sorted the pennies from shiny new and sparkly to very dark
and, working from his brochure picture and another photo he dis-
covered on the Internet, he began to lay out rows of pennies on the
board, sliding the board under the bed when he was not
working on it.
"I share a room with my brother Taylor, 16,
and he showed a lot of patience because I
had to lay this out on the floor to work on
it," Alex said.
The boys are the second and third
children in a family with seven children.
The oldest is Jenny, 17. The remaining
children are Davis, 12; Logan, 9; Tucker,
6; and Kate, 4. Their parents are Linda
and Jim. Linda homeschools all the chil-
dren and Jim operates Masella's Auto
Repair.
Taylor put up with the Lincoln project
for about six months.
"When I got to the bottom, I didn't
like it," Alex said. "There was no
shoulder on him. I changed it com-
pletely. I made the features


look better."
In researching Lincoln's appearance, he found a quote from the Lincoln-
Douglas debates in 1858, in which Stephen Douglas accused Lincoln of
being "two-faced."
Lincoln is said to have replied, "If I have two faces, why would I
wear this one?"
When Alex ran out of pennies and went back for another
box, he ended up making still more changes.
All the pennies in the second box were uncirculated, which
made them brighter than anything already in his design. When
he realized that, Alex replaced all the lightest pennies with the
new ones.
"All the background pennies were made in 2008," he said. "I
didn't change the color of any of the pennies. That would be
cheating."
Even though they are uncirculated coins, Alex fears they too will
discolor over time. To at least slow the progress, he plans to
research metal coatings and eventually coat his entire mosaic.
Once he had replaced pennies and completed the entire design,
he glued the pennies in place, one horizontal row at a time, can-
tilevering himself over the center of the large work while suspend-
ed on a large packet of Styrofoam packing pellets. Alex used
Elmer's glue and carefully lined up each penny so they were all
facing the same way.
"It took me an hour to glue each row of pennies," he said.
"There are 69 rows."
Once completed, the young man gave a representation to the
Please see PENNY, 2B
Top, to reach into the center of his Lincoln portrait, Alex Masella used a
bag of Styrofoam packing pellets to raise him up above the project.
Center, Alex Masella completed his penny portrait of Abe Lincoln in about
six months, working at home.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF ALEX MASELLA


Student Alex Masella
won three ribbons at
the Sarasota County
Fair, including the
coveted Best of
Show, for his por-
trait of Abraham
Lincoln.


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2B SUN NEWSPAPERS


State College of Florida

introduces Spanish

language Web pages


FROM STATE COLLEGE
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New Web pages that
provide information in
Spanish about State
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now available at SCF's
Web sites www.Mi
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The new SCF Spanish
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Based on the under-
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dents make college deci-
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Bay Indies hosts Loveland students

for its annual Sports Day












PHOTOS BY VINCENT DETURRIS, COURTESY OF BAY INDIES
dents share lunch with residents of Bay Bay Indies hosted students of Loveland Center for its
annual Sports Day activities at on April 1 following the
theme A Rootin'Tootin'Western Day.
Left, Loveland
Center students
play bocce with
residents of Bay
Indies during the
annual Sports
Day. Right, a
Loveland student
gives the bocce
ball a toss at the
S event.


PENNY from Page 1B
coin club and then, last
month, he decided to
enter the Sarasota Coun-
ty Fair, walking away with
all the prizes a blue
ribbon in the mosaic
class, a Best of Crafts
Award and finally, a Best
of Show for entries by
young people. In addi-
tion to a large rosette-
topped ribbon, Alex
earned a $50 prize, which
is likely to go to purchase
more pennies. Or, he
might visit a coin shop
and buy some coins.

"My parents
thought I was
crazy."
Alex Masella,
portrait creator


Alex's Lincoln mosaic
is being displayed at the
American Legion No-Vel
Post 159, 1770 E. Venice
Ave. Alex's grandfather
Ron Masella is a long-
time member of the
club and sponsored his
grandson's youth mem-
bership there.
What is next?
"The picture of Lin-
coln on the penny, with
him sideways," Masella
said. "I found a photo of it
on the Internet. The pen-
ny was designed by Vic-
tor David Brenner."
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WEDNESDAY
APRIL 22, 2009


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22
Celtic quilting class
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Venice Community
Center, 326 S. Nokomis Ave.,
Venice
Notes: Classes are sponsored
by Venice Area Quilters' Guild.
Honey Finney will teach.
Cost: $20 members, $30 non-
members
Call: 488-6544
Conversation on
climate action
Time: 1-5 p.m.
Where: Venice Community
Center, 326 S. Nokomis Ave.,
Venice

Earth Day,
communities
across the
nation will
participate in
conversations
about climate action. Sarasota
County is the only Florida
county selected as one of 10
Spotlight Conversation sites in
the United States.
Call: 365-8751
Link: www.scgov.net
Dick Rivers
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
Artists' series
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Where: Collectors' Gallery &
Framery, 114 S. Nokomis Ave.,
Venice
Notes: Agnes Resen (watercol-
ors of the Caribbean) and Pat
Mumper (abstract and realistic
art) are guest artists. There will
be a discussion, wine and
tapas. Venice Area Historical
Society will benefit from sales.
Call: 488-3029
Link: www.collectors
galleryandframery.com
Train depot tours
Times: 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.

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


Where: North Jetty/Snake
Island
Cost: $40
Call: Terry Brawley, 960-5505
Kiwanis Club meets
Time: 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: American Legion, 1770
E. Venice Ave., Venice
Cost: $10
Call: Beverly Miller, 484-7394
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
Wood-
mere
Park
Blvd.,
Venice
Call: 861-5000
Karaoke
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Eagles Aerie No. 3482,
621 East Colonia Lane,
Nokomis
Call: 484-4470
Senior 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
Venice Democratic Club
RSVP: April 22
Date: April 24
Time: 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Where: United Church of
Christ, Naar Hall, 620
Shamrock Blvd., Venice
Call: 918-4860
Link: www.venice
democrats.org
VFW Ladies Auxiliary
dinner-dance
Time: 5-10 p.m.
Where: VFW Post No. 8118,
832 E. Venice Ave., Venice
Cost: $7
Call: 484-8118
Windows applications
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Where: Women's Resource
Center, 701 Center Road,
Venice
Notes: Learn how Word, Excel,
Access and Outlook programs
interact with each other.
Prerequisite: familiarity with
Windows programs.
Instructor: George Alexander.


Cost: $5 members; $8 non-
members
Call: 485-9724
Link: www.thewomens
resourcecenter.org
Divorce: legal issues
and logistics
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Where: Women's Resource
Center, 701 Center Road,
Venice
Notes: Attorney Marcella Mika
discusses considerations when
hiring an attorney and logistics
of the divorce process.
Cost: $5 members; $8 non-
members
Call: 485-9724
Link: www.thewomens
resourcecenter.org


THURSDAY, APRIL 23
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
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


BEST BET UNDER THE SUN


Relay For Life

Mitchell McHugh, a cancer survivor,
lights a luminaria at the 2008 Relay For
Life in Venice. Luminaries will light a
path for walkers during the American
Cancer Society's 2009 fundraising walk
at Laurel Nokomis School on Friday at 6
p.m. and ending on Saturday at 11 a.m.
ACS is planning the annual fundraiser.
The funds go to support cutting-edge
cancer research, help provide trans-
portation to hospitals, help prevent
youth smoking, publish life-saving liter-
ature and develop a new generation of
weapons to fight cancer. To sign up to
participate or learn about volunteering
00for other patient services, call (800)
ACS-2345, or visit www.RelayForLife
PHOTO COURTESY OF RELAY FOR LIFE .org.


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SATURDAY, APRIL 25
Tipper Gore presents
Breaking the Stigma
Time: 1 p.m.
Where: Sarasota Opera House,
61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota
Notes: Venice's Dr. Chris Cort-
man, licensed psychologist,
and Dr. Parlane Reid, of Sara-
sota, will conduct a panel dis-
cussion following the mental
health presentation by Tipper
Gore, former second lady of
the United States. The event is
free to the public, but partici-
pants must
preregister.
Tickets are re- cosi.m.
quired and will Even you
be mailed to and voir
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those who reg- family
ister.
Call: Bunny
Coelingh, 953-
3477; Sarasota Memorial
Hospital's HealthLine, 917-
7777; or register at www.


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SUNDAY, APRIL 26
Ride the Beaches
Sharky's fundraiser
Time: 7 a.m. registration
Where: Sharky's On The Pier,
1600 South Harbor Drive,
Venice
Notes: This
is the sev-
enth annual
Ride the
Beaches
event.
Proceeds will
benefit the
Lance
Armstrong Foundation's fight
against cancer. Participants
can choose a 15-mile, 35-mile
or 65-mile ride.
Cost: $30
Call: 488-1456
Link: www.sharkysonthe
pier.com


TUESDAY, APRIL 28
Venice Area
Historical Society
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Village On The Isle
retirement community, Mark
Manor, 930 South Tamiami
Trail, Venice
Notes: The April program fea-
tures pioneer families Knight,
Wrede and Blackburn.
Speakers will be Danny
Blackburn; Isaac Blackburn
Roberts, of Nokomis; and Ola
Virginia Wrede Montgomery,
of St. Petersburg.
Refreshments will be served.
Call: 416-3286
Public schools
art exhibit
Dates: April 28-May 14
Where: Venice Art Center, 390
S. Nokomis Ave., Venice
Notes: Student artwork from
district high schools and mid-
dle schools will be displayed.


A reception for elementary
school students will be held
Thursday, April 30, atVAC.
Call: 485-7136
Link: www.veniceartcenter.
com


FRIDAY, MAY 1
Sparccle on the Links
Golf Tournament
Time: 12:30 p.m., shotgun
start
Where: Plantation
Golf & Country
Club, 500 Rockley
Blvd., Venice
Notes: Categories
of play are mixed foursomes,
men and women with two
flights in each category. All
proceeds will benefit victims
of domestic and sexual vio-
lence.
Cost: $90 each, all-inclusive;
$27 dinner only
Call: 496-4739


SATURDAY, MAY 2
Cinco de Mayo party
Time: 7-10 p.m.
Where: Venice Gardens Civic
Center, 406 Shamrock Blvd.,
Venice
Notes: Music will be by the
Wan-Na-Bes. BYOB and wear
a Mexican costume. All are
welcome. Reserved tables for
eight or 10 available.
Cost: $7
Call: 408-0578 or 493-3780
MainStreet Concert
in the Park
Time: 8-10 p.m.
Where: Downtown Venice,
Gazebo at Centennial
Park
Notes: Free fun featuring
tunes from the '60s through
today with Rick and Debi, the
Destined Light Classic Rock
Duo.
Call: 961-5252
Link: www.destined.biz


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,

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
Nokomis Ave., Venice
Call: 227-4335
Venice-Nokomis
Rotary Club
Time: noon-i p.m.
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Where: Grace United Methodist
Church, 400 E. Field Ave., Venice
Call: 493-0390
Link: www.venicenokomis
rotaryorg
Aerobic Walking Club
Time: 5:45-7 p.m.
Where: T. Mabry Carlton Jr. Reserve,
1800 Mabry Carlton Parkway, Venice
Notes: Members of the Aerobic
Walking Club walk at Carlton Reserve.
Ranger leads. Meet at the pavilion.
Call: 486-2547
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 comfort-
able shoes.
Call: Bud Doyle, 488-4158


FRIDAY, APRIL 24
Sarasota Ballet
Dates and times: April 24, 8 p.m.; April
25, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; April 26, 2 p.m.
Where: Florida State University Center
for Performing Arts, 5555 North
Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
Notes: This is the world premiere of
Sarasota Ballet director lain Webb and
choreographer Dominic Walsh's per-
formance of the classic ballet "The
Trilogy: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart."
Cost: $20 to $75
Call: 351-8000
Link: www.sarasotaballet.org
Relay For Life
Date: April 24-25
Time: 6 p.m-11 a.m.
Where: Laurel Nokomis School, 1900
East Laurel Road, Nokomis
Call: Connie DeMarco, 228-7551
Link: www.relayforlife.org
Big Daddy & Little Mama per-
form
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Where: Disabled American Veterans,
600 East Colonia Lane, Nokomis
Notes: Open to the public.
Call: 488-4500
Venice Symphony concerts
Dates and times: April 24, 8 p.m.;
April 25, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Where: Church of the
Nazarene, 1535 E. Venice
Ave., Venice
Notes: A pops concert fea-
turing Stefano and Nina
Tanchietti, "Grande Roman-
za," will close the sympho-
ny's season. Alfred C
Gershfeld is guest conduc- PHOTO
tor.
Cost: Tickets are $18, $22 and $25, all
seats reserved
Call: 488-1010
Exsultate!
Dates and times: April 24, 7:30 p.m.;


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2009


April 26, 3:30-5 p.m.
Where: Grace United Methodist
Church, 400 E. Field Ave., Venice
Notes: This award-winning chamber
chorale entertains with Starlight
Serenade in its seventh concert sea-
son.
Cost: $17 individual tickets; $5 student
tickets.
Call: 484-8491 for tickets or purchase
at the door
Women's Sertoma Trivia Night
Time: 7-10 p.m.
Where: Club 455, U.S. 41 Bypass
North, Venice
Notes: Four-member teams can regis-
ter to play up until the day before the
event. There will be a cash bar and
light snacks. Proceeds will benefit
Rotary Futures, Project Graduation
and Boys & Girls Club.
Cost: $15 each
Call: Sharon, 497-6273; Mary 492-4784
Train depot tours
Times: 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.thewomens
resourcecenter.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.thewomens
resourcecenter.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 Park Blvd., Venice
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 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: HypnosisVenice, 537 E. Venice
Ave., Venice
Notes: Writing support, reading works
in progress, publishing advice and cri-
tiquing, led by Theresa Foley.
Call: 445-4322 or 525-4770
Link: www.hypnosisvenice.com
Tappercise class
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.
Where: Starz Choice Dance Academy,
348 S. Seaboard Ave., Venice
Notes: intermediate tap
Call: 408-0019
Sunset sing-along
Time: One hour before sunset
Where: Venice Beach, near lifeguard
station
Notes: Bring a chair
Call: 493-0775
Link www.newlifevenicefl.org
Teen beginning guitar class
Time: 4-5 p.m.
Where: Nokomis Community Center,
234 East Nippino Trail, Nokomis
Notes: Bring an acoustic guitar, pencil
and spiral notebook.
Cost: $3 per class; $15 for five weeks
Call: 861-5000


Girl Scouts

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FROM GIRL SCOUTS OF
GULFCOAST FLORIDA INC.

Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida Inc.
joined Girl Scouts around the nation to
make the world a better place and cele-
brate Girl Scout Week, March 8-14. The
week honored the 97th anniversary of
Girl Scouting in the United States,
which was March 12.
Girl Scouts also celebrated Girl
Scouting by attending services at their
houses of worship on either Girl Scout
Sunday, March 8, or on Girl Scout
Sabbath, March 14.
What's new
Girl Scouts, in keeping with its tradi-
tion of meeting the changing needs of
girls, presents the Girl Scout Leadership
Experience, a curriculum that fosters
specific leadership qualities such as
self-esteem, positive values, critical
thinking, community spirit, and the
ability to educate and inspire.
The Girl Scout Leadership Exper-
ience takes girls beyond single-interest
badges into a series of themed activities
based on the understanding that a true
leader needs to do three things: discov-
er herself and her values; connect to
care about, inspire and team with oth-
ers; and take action to make the world a
better place.
For example, Girl Scout juniors in
fourth- and fifth-grades can now pur-
sue single-interest badges on topics
from computers to wildlife to field
sports, or take a longer journey to
become an "agent of change," earning
three badge awards along the way to
solve a problem together with commu-
nity members.
Other recent changes include an
updated Girl Scout uniform. Girls can
wear a tunic, sash or vest to display
their pins and awards combined with
their own solid white shirts and khaki
pants or skirts. Girl Scouts in high
school can also wear a scarf like that
worn by Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in
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Indianapolis was hit by
two torpedoes from a
Japanese sub. She sunk in
12 minutes on July 30,
1945, and her demise
resulted in the biggest
loss of life in the U.S.
Navy's history.
Shortly after midnight,
880 of the heavy cruiser's
1,196 sailors were swim-
ming in kapok life jackets
in the shark-infested
Philippine Sea. When the
ship's crew was rescued
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me up when the torpedo
hit. The explosion cut out
all our electrical system,"
Jarvis said. "I reached
over in the dark for my
flotation belt and knife
on a nearby shelf, but
couldn't find it. I found
one of the kapok life jack-
ets we had just taken
aboard that were stacked
in the port hangar where
I slept."
Jarvis and a group of
sailors ended up on the
well deck waiting for
orders that never came.
The Indianapolis was
listing badly, and he and
some of the others slid
down the side of the
heavy cruiser into the
ink-black water.


"Dr. Lewis Haynes, the
chief medical officer
aboard ship, herded 150
jacketed sailors together
as he tried to treat the
most seriously injured
while everyone was in
the water. I never saw a
life raft until the final
hours of the ordeal," Jar-
vis said.
The young metal-
smith was looking for his
buddy Harold Hopper
from Muncie, Ind. He
didn't find his friend until
their third day in the
water, and by then, al-
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time I saw Harold he was
out 100 yards swimming
away from the group,"
Jarvis said.
Sharks were a con-
stant worry. Jarvis was
fortunate.
"I saw one big fish
near me. I'm not sure if it
was a shark or a dolphin.
It went right in front of
me and it was big," he
said. "Every now and
then I'd hear someone
yell when the sharks got
them. I wasn't near them
when it happened."
After three days in the
water everyone was suf-
fering from hypother-


mia, and it was affecting
their minds.
"By then guys were
pointing toward the bot-
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'There's fresh water on
the ship and its right
down there.' They'd dive
down, drink the seawater
and come back up. If you
drank saltwater, you
were done for."
A few hours later
they'd die of dehydra-
tion.
"On the afternoon of
the fourth day, a twin-en-
gine PV-1 Ventura patrol
plane flew over and spot-
ted the oil slick in the
water. It circled around
and came in lower as
hundreds of oil-soaked
faces bobbing in the


water waved," Jarvis said.
"The pilot of the PV-1
called back to base and
they sent out a PBY (sea-
plane) to investigate. The
PBY flew over and drop-
ped life rafts, then land-
ed."
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How to Solve our
Anger Problem
Date: Wednesday, April
22
Time: 7:30-8:45 p.m.
Where: Venice
Community Center, 326
S. Nokomis Ave., Venice
Notes: Meditation class
Call: 373-1600
Southwest Florida
Deaf Professional
Happy Hour
Date: Friday, April 24
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Sharky's On The
Pier, 1600 South Harbor
Drive, Venice
Notes: A deaf gathering
of professionals with
variety of jobs. We wel-
come everyone who's
interested in network-
ing, meeting new peo-
ple, and even finding
new dates.
E-mail: Kelly Toppin,
keljud442@gmail.com;
or Peter Pudela,
DimplesLJP@aol.com
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.
com.
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.
PAST
Parents of Addicts
Sharing Time is a sup-
port and advocacy
group that meets at 7
p.m. the second and


fourth Tuesdays of each
month in the confer-
ence room at Jacaranda
Public Library, 4143
Woodmere Park Blvd.
Call Maria Ludlam at
492-3424 or e-mail
past.venice.fl@
gmail.com.
Movement disorder
Dystonia/Spasmodic
Torticollis support
group, 5 p.m., last
Tuesday of the month
(April 28), Doctors
Hospital, 5731 Bee Ridge
Road, Sarasota. Ask
receptionist for room
number. Call 966-2754.
Medicare help
Associated Medicare
Patients Inc., an inde-
pendent, nonprofit cor-
poration of volunteers,
helps those on
Medicare navigate the
cumbersome health
insurance system. AMP
is free and serves
Sarasota, Englewood
and Venice. Open 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays
and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesdays. AMP is on
the second floor of the
Pat Buster Building at
the Senior Friendship
Centers, 2350 Scenic
Drive, Venice. AMP is
always looking to train
new counselors. For
more information, call
584-0051.

Co-Dependents
Anonymous
Co-Dependents
Anonymous meetings
for women only are
noon-1 p.m. Thursdays
through the end of April
at Venice Bible Church,
2395 W Shamrock Blvd.
(west of U.S. 41), Venice.
The final meeting of the
season is Thursday, April
30. Meetings will begin
again the first Thursday
in November. Call


Dorothy 486-5367.
Naranon group
Thursday Naranon
Family Group, a support
group for families who
have someone with drug
addiction, 7-8 p.m., St.
Mark's Church, 513 S.
Nassau St., Venice
(behind Venice Regional
Medical Center). This
group is for the family,
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.
Wellness
Community
Events are free for can-
cer patients and a care-
giver. Call 921-5539.
* Support groups, 10-
11:30 a.m. Mondays at
Jacaranda Trace, 3600
William Penn Way
* Adaptive yoga classes,
noon-1:30 p.m.
Mondays at Jacaranda
Trace, 3600 William
Penn Way
* Qigong exercise class-
es, 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays
at Jacaranda Trace, 3600
William Penn Way
* Small-group discus-
sion, For Men Only, 2-3
p.m. the first and third
Tuesday of each month
at 3900 Clark Road,
Building P-3, Sarasota.
This is a drop-in, casual
meeting open to male
cancer patients at all
stages of treatment for
prostate cancer.
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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 dynam-
ics into a 50-minute
exercise experience.
Connect with friends
while losing that extra
baby fat.
Call: 861-5000
Screenings
Free blood pressure and
blood sugar tests by
Home Health Services of
Venice, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Thursdays at Venice
HealthPark, 1201
Jacaranda Blvd. Call
485-7711.
Meditation
Meditation and Eckhart
Tolle's 'A New Earth," 7-
8:30 p.m. Wednesdays
at Mellow Run, 1270
Thoreau Circle, Venice.
Call 445-7134 to pre-
register.
Acupuncture
Acupuncture physician


Dr. Lucy Han holds free
seminars, noon-1 p.m.
Wednesdays at 389
Commercial Court, Suite
B. RSVP to 486-1555.
Insurance advice
Health Insurance Advice
for Seniors visits the
Senior Friendship
Centers, 9-11 a.m.
Thursdays at 2350
Scenic Drive. Call 584-
0075.
Caregiver Time Out
A free weekly caregiver
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
during the session.
Registration required.
Call Pamela at 366-
2224.
Couples
Helping Couples
An anonymous 12-step
program for all couples
looking to improve their
relationships, 7:30-9
p.m. Fridays at Our
Savior Lutheran Church,
2705 North Tamiami
Trail, Nokomis. Twelve-
step experience not nec-
essary. Couples work on
such things as commit-
ment, communication,
conflict resolution -
anything that impedes a


healthy and happy rela-
tionship. Free. (A dona-
tion 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.
Fitness
Walking Group
6:30 p.m. Wednesdays
and Fridays at Goodwill
Good Neighbor Center
- Rialto, 652 South
Tamiami Trail on the
island. Friendly faces
meet to share friendship
and support as we walk.
Water is provided. A
morning group is also
available. Call Eva at
408-7442.
Walkabout group
The Saturday Morning
Walkabout group meets
at 8 a.m. Saturdays at
Volunteer Park, behind
the Gulf Coast
Community Foundation
ofVenice. Each Saturday
a different 2 1/2-mile
route is selected.
Mileage is recorded and
incentive awards are
presented for various
total miles walked. Bring
your pets, too. New
walkers welcome.
Bicycling
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CONTACT US
AUDREY BLACKWELL
(941) 207-1102
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FROM VENICE HIGH
SCHOOL FOUNDATION


The Venice High School Foun-
dation awarded 17 mini-grants of
up to $600 each, totaling $8,206.32,
to 17 teachers.
Sharon Ferguson received $300
to purchase production and tap-
ing supplies, as well as replace-
ment lamps for the auditorium.
Jennifer Kuhn received two
grants of $500 each to replenish
the English I novel inventory with
39 Everbind copies of the book "Of
Mice and Men," and 45 copies of
"Heroes, God and Monsters." The
entire ninth grade will benefit
from these library additions.
Shylo Zebkar was awarded $500
to purchase low-level, high-inter-
est books (Bluford) and mini-ver-
sions of classic books from Towns-
end Press. Books in sets of 25 will
be shared throughout the ESE
reading and English classes.
Zebkar also received a grant of
$500 to purchase visual literature,
graphic novels, graphic connec-
tions to content area curriculum
(social studies, science and histo-
ry) and picture books. About 100-
125 students will benefit from the
materials.
Dianne Whalen received a grant
of $483.32 to purchase 40 TI-30X
IIS scientific calculators for use by
math students. All VHS students


will have access to these tools.
Barry Rossheim was awarded
$600 to maintain live animals in the
zoology classroom for educational
purposes, such as laboratory exper-
iments and living examples of con-
cepts from the textbook.
Candace Millington received
$250 to pay for substitute teachers
so that teachers may attend
teacher negotiation events during
school time at various locations
throughout the county.
Noni Lavelle was awarded a
mini-grant in the amount of $600
to cover the cost of the PSAT/
NMSQT for VHS freshmen. These
would be offered to the gifted and
honors level freshmen and sopho-
mores whose scores indicate they
will be successful in various
Advanced Placement courses.
Ron Sandborn received $600 to
create a classroom library focusing
on "reluctant readers." As many as
40 ESE students will be directly
affected by this grant. The books
will be made available to other ESE
teachers for their students, indi-
rectly reaching an additional 200
ESE students.
Bev Alden was awarded a mini-
grant of $400 to purchase math
books, manipulatives and other
materials for low readers. The
math materials would benefit
about 25 students per class.
Ann Pinney received $478 to


purchase a set of hard-bound
high-interest/lower-level fiction
books from Orca Currents Pub-
lishers. Titles include "Hypnotiz-
ed," "121 Express" and "Sudden Im-
pact."
Pinney also received a $495
grant to purchase three sets of
Graphic Classics for use with three
ESE classrooms of struggling read-
ers. About 270 students will have
immediate and continued access
to the novels.
Coti Delgado was awarded $500
to purchase books that will match
current quizzes and are age-
appropriate for high school inten-
sive reading students.
Stephany Stoddart received a
grant for $300 to purchase high-
interest books based on Lexile
level for intensive reading students
who need books that keep their
interest. About 90 students will
benefit from these books.
Barbara Farrara received $600 for
the Golden Eagle ceremony to pur-
chase medallions, ribbons and pro-
grams and for the MVCC reception.
Larry Sandburg, director of the
athletics department, was award-
ed a mini-grant of $600 to pay for
tutors to help at-risk athletes in
study halls after school. This pro-
gram will be open to all sports and
all genders and will include a sys-
tem to monitor progress to the
principal's satisfaction.


Local teacher teaching via satellite


FROM CANDY DUFF
GUEST WRITER


On April 17, Candy Duff, a third-
grade teacher at Taylor Ranch
Elementary School, started her
class from an unusual location:
New Orleans, La.
As part of her educator fellow-
ship, sponsored by HSBC Bank
USA, Duff is using satellite and
Internet technology to connect
"Live from the field" to her class-
room and community.
Duff is joining Earthwatch In-
stitute's Caterpillars and Climate
Change in New Orleans expedition
as a member of a research team
consisting of a scientist and volun-
teers determined to collect data
and answer the most pressing
issues related to climate change.


She is joined by teachers from New
York, North Carolina, Kansas,
Maryland and Oregon.
The research team is led by
principal investigator Dr. Lee Dyer
of Tulane University. The volun-
teers are assisting the researchers
by searching for caterpillars, mak-
ing vegetation assessments, col-
lecting host plants, rearing cater-
pillars and entering data into a
database.
The team is studying tritrophic
interactions as well as caterpillars
and their parasitoids, a natural
enemy to the caterpillars.
Duff looks forward to sharing
the experience with her students.
"I'm so excited to be able to share
real science with my students and
let them see science in action. This
opportunity allows me to share


real world experiences with my
students," she said.
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tific field research and education
to promote the understanding and
action necessary for a sustainable
environment.
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the field of experiential education.
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search opportunities for more
than 3,000 volunteers to broaden
their understanding of sustain-
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No previous research experience
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hundreds of expeditions worldwide
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Visit www.earthwatch.org or
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Jill Wright, a fourth-semester art student at College of
Florida Venice, recently won a Women Contemporary
Artist's scholarship.

State College of

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wins scholarship


STAFF REPORT


JillVWright, art student at
State College of Florida -
Venice, won a Women
Contemporary Artist's
scholarship recently.
Wright is a fourth-
semester student, having
taken a total of 10 art
classes in everything
from introduction to
ceramics and Painting II.
Her goal is to be a profes-
sional artist and contin-
ue her education in art
and history.
She said she dabbled
in art for nearly 25 years
as a self-taught artist be-
fore moving to Venice.
She said that, as a stu-


dent, her art is varied.
'As a mother of two
very talented daughters, I
also make choices around
their interests. Sometimes,
they are my subjects,"
she said.
Her choice of materi-
als varies, but she loves to
use oils, pastels, water-
colors, Prismacolor pen-
cils, ink and charcoal.
"The messier, the better,"
she said. She mainly
works in 2-D, and has
taken classes in 3-D, in-
cluding ceramics and
wheel throwing.
WCA is located in
Sarasota and is on the
Web at www.womencon
temporaryartists.com.


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for the HeadStart and
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programs meeting the
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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
Call: 408-9642
Yoga with Elin
Time: 8 and 9 a.m.
Thursdays
Where: Venice Beach,
near the pavilion
Notes: Free yoga on
Venice Beach


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

Peer Counseling
Time: Appointments


available Monday-
Friday
Where: Women's
Resource Center, 701
Center Road, Venice
Notes: Trained volun-
teers offer support,
encouragement and
referrals.
Cost: Donations accepted
Call: 485-9724
Link: www.thewomens
resourcecenter.org
Educational
programs
The Alzheimer's
Association has numer-
ous educational pro-
grams open to the pub-
lic. Offerings include
Basic Course for
Caregivers, Maintain
Your Brain and informa-
tion about local caregiv-
er support groups. They
will also come to your
community with the
Memory Mobile and a
speaker's bureau for pre-
sentations. Call 365-8883
for details and locations.


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Florida College of Dentistry."


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Major Scholarships
Moved from Ukraine
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MBA and multimedia. Technology and teaching and more.
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LIBRARY BRIEFS
Venice Public Library
300 S. Nokomis Ave.
Venice, FL 34285
861-5000
Women on the Go
A support and discussion group meets at
Venice Library for women who want to trav-
el. Women on the Go meets from 2 to 4 p.m.
every third Monday of the month. Members
share travel experiences and give encour-
agement and help in independent trip plan-
ning to others in the group.
Relax at the library
Release stress through breathing, relax-
ation 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 experi-
ence. The classes are for people at all levels
of physical ability: Participants will practice
the techniques sitting in chairs. The only
physical exercise will be a few minutes of
light stretching before the breathing and
meditation techniques are introduced. Two
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: Tuesday mornings,
10-10:30 a.m. for independent 3- to 5-year-
olds.
Tot Time: Tuesdays and Wednesdays,
9:30-10:30 a.m., for ages from infant to 3
years old. Play with toys and then a story
time. 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 24, 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 require-
ments.
Gardening questions
Every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to noon
bring your gardening questions to Venice
Public Library and receive help from the
friendly experts of the Sarasota County
Extension Service.
Mystery films
Film historian Jim Orville presents classic
movies on Thursdays through May. In April,
Jim presents three films based on the books
of Ruth Rendell and finishes the month with
two Alfred Hitchcock classics. On April 23,
5:30 p.m., Alfred Hitchcock's "Rebecca" won
Best Picture for 1940 and was Hitchcock's
first American film. Finally, Ingrid Bergman
and Gregory Peck star in Hitchcock's
"Spellbound," 1945, on April 30 at 6 p.m.
French Club
On Fridays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., if you have
a basic knowledge of the French language
and wish to practice those skills, then you
are invited to attend weekly meetings of the
VPL French Club. The group practices
French conversation during the first hour


726 Shamrock Blvd.
Venice, FL
(Next to Domino's)
493-1178


followed by reading from French literature
and current topics during the second hour.
No registration necessary. New members
are always welcome.
Great Readings Group
The discussion group will look at these
classic pieces of literature at 2 p.m. on
Fridays. April 24, "The Country of the
Pointed Firs" by Sarah Orne Jewett will be
the topic.
Earth Day turtle fun
On Saturday, April 25, 1 to 4 p.m., meet
two authors who wrote children's books
about turtles: Nancy Johnson and Kay
Bannon. There also will be snacks and
crafts.
New books at Venice Library
1. "The Bard: Robert Bums, a Biography"
by Robert Crawford (Princeton, N.J.:
Princeton University Press, 2009).
2. "Chrysalis" by Venice Public Library
Poets (Sarasota, Fla.: Peppertree Press,
2008).
3. "Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted
Kennedy" by the team at the Boston Globe,
Bella English ... [et al.]; edited by Peter S.
Canellos (New York: Simon & Schuster,
2009).
4. "The Mirror Effect: How Celebrity
Narcissism is Seducing America" by Drew
Pinsky and S. Mark Young (New York:
Harper, 2009).
5. "The River Inside" by John Guider
(Nashville, Tenn.: FRP 2008).
6. "Wherever I Am, I'm Fine: Letters
About Living While Dying" by Catherine
Royce (Xlibris Corporation, 2009).


Outstanding area Girl Scout members honored


STAFF REPORT


Girl Scouts of Gulf-
coast Florida Inc. hon-
ored outstanding Girl
Scout members at an
annual recognition lun-
cheon held in late Jan-
uary at the Gulf Coast
Event and Conference
Center on the regional
Girl Scout campus.
The council is privi-
leged to have more than
3,000 adult volunteers
who serve nearly 11,000
girls in the Gulf Coast
counties.
Following are the area


recipients and their
awards.
Green Angel Award
Megan Johnson, of
Nokomis, received a
Green Angel Award. The
special leadership award
recognizes adults who
contribute outstanding
support to the council in
working directly with
Girl Scouts.
Outstanding leaders
Schelly Shaughnessy,
of Osprey, and Michelle
Canino, ofVenice, were
recognized as Outstand-


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it anyway. Lt. Adrian
Marks, pilot of the PBY,
spent the rest of the day
pulling about 60 nearly
dead sailors aboard his
plane.
"I was 100 yards or so
at one point from the
PBY, but I was just too
tired to swim. I ended up
hanging onto a five-man
life raft Dr. Haynes was
using to treat the most
seriously injured," Jarvis
recalled. "It must have
been around 9 p.m. when
one of the sailors the doc-
tor treated died and was
dropped over the side. I
climbed aboard the raft
and took his place."
An hour later all
aboard the raft were res-
cued by the USS Cecil
Doyle, a destroyer escort.
The next morning the
survivors were taken by
ship to Peleliu, a nearby
island, for treatment.
They ended up on a hos-
pital ship bound for
Guam.
Jarvis said their skip-
per, Capt. Charles McVay,
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court-martialed. In 2000,
the U.S. Congress passed
a bill signed by President
Bill Clinton exonerating
him for the loss of his
ship. By then it was too
late the captain had
committed suicide in
1968.
"Some 800 Navy ships
were sunk in World War
II, including the Indian-
apolis, and our skipper
was the only command-
ing offer who received a
court martial," Jarvis said
as he sat in a lawn chair
wearing a red, white and
blue T-shirt proclaiming:
"USS Indianapolis Swim
Team."

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




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ing Girl Scout Leaders by
their Girl Scout region
for outstanding perfor-
mance in working direct-
ly with girls.
Outstanding
volunteers
Lisa Mioduszewski
and Mary Peacock, both
ofVenice, are outstand-
ing Girl Scout volunteers


recognized for service to
a Girl Scout region or
program delivery area
beyond the expectations
for the position.
Years of service
A total 1,410 years of
Girl Scouting council-
wide were acknowledged
at the recognition lun-
cheon when five- and
10-year pins were
awarded.
Girl Scouts of Gulf-
coast Florida Inc. recog-
nizes the outstanding
service given so gener-
ously by these award
recipients.
Girl Scouting could
not exist without adult


volunteers and Girl
Scouts of Gulfcoast Flor-
ida Inc. is grateful for the
dedication and commit-
ment of these award
recipients.
Girl Scouts of Gulf-
coast Florida Inc. is char-
tered by Girl Scouts of
the USA and serves near-
ly 11,000 girls in
Manatee, Hardee,
Highlands, Sarasota,
DeSoto, Charlotte,
Glades, Lee, Hendry and
Collier counties.


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Early HeadStart: A
free program serving ex-
pectant parents, infants
and toddlers in Sarasota
County.
HeadStart: A free
comprehensive pre-
school program serving
children 3-5 years of age
in Sarasota County.
Information needed
to complete an applica-
tion for HeadStart and
Early HeadStart in-
cludes: documentation
of birth or pregnancy,
proof of income, proof
of current residency,
and documentation of
disability (if applicable).
Applications may be
completed at any of
Children First's nine pro-
gram sites or appoint-
ments can be made by
calling 953-3877.
Founded in 1961,
Children First has been
serving Sarasota County
for 47 years.
Each year the organi-
zation serves more than
500 of our county's
neediest children, ages
birth to 5 years.
Children First pre-
pares children for kin-
dergarten through its
Early HeadStart, Head-
Start and early child-
hood programs, as well
as offering a variety of
parenting programs.
Recently designated
as one of the top 25
Programs of Excellence
in the country, out of
2,700 similar programs,
the agency continues to
fulfill its mission of
"strengthening children
and families by improv-
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lives through a compre-
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strengths through im-
pacting their communi-
ties was what Girl Scout
founder Juliette Gordon
Low instilled from the
earliest days.
In 1912, when the Girl
Scouts was founded,
many girls' paths in life
were limited by their
social standing.
Low encouraged girls
to prepare not only for
traditional homemaking,
but also for future roles
as professional women
in the arts, sciences, and
business, and for active
citizenship.
Today, Girl Scouts of
the USA (the title is not
Girl Scouts of America)
has more than 3 million
members and is the lead-
ing authority on girls. Girl
Scouts travel the world,
learn 21st-century busi-


ness skills and prepare
for a high-tech future.
The Girl Scout Leader-
ship Experience reaches
girls in every ZIP code,
including locations in
public housing, home-
less shelters, juvenile de-
tention centers, women's
prisons, immigrant com-
munities and isolated
rural areas.
Girl Scouts of Gulf-
coast Florida Inc. is char-
tered by Girl Scouts of the
USA and serves nearly
11,000 girls in Sarasota,
Manatee, Hardee, High-
lands, DeSoto, Charlotte,
Lee, Glades, Hendry and
Collier counties.
For more information
on how to join, volunteer,
reconnect, or donate to
Girl Scouts, call (800)
232-4475, or visit www.
girlscouts.org.


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popular
term "crick" is a
catchall phrase that refers
to a variety of neck
ailments, the most common
of which involves the inability
to turn the head or use the
affected arm after "sleeping
wrong." The fact is that a person
can experience considerable pain in
the neck and/or along the shoulder
blade after sleeping in an abnormal
position, such as sleeping on an
unfamiliar pillow. As a result, strained
muscles can go into spasm, causing
s stiffness. It may also be that the
ligaments surrounding small facet joints
(two of which are in each pair of
vertebrae, to allow movement) can
become strained and throw the muscles
into protective spasm. Massage and
gentle manipulation may help.



P.S. Rotating the neck or bending it
suddenly can also bring on a crick
in the neck.


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Best Arts & Culture
1. Antiques
2. Art Gallery_
3. Band, local
4. Book Store
5. Caterer
6. Dance Studio
7. Gift Shop
8. Live Music
9. Live Performance
10. Travel Agency
11. Wine Shop_
Best Places To Dine Out
12. Bagels
13. Barbecue
14. Breakfast
15. Buffet/All You Can Eat
16. Burger
17. Cafe
18. Chicken Wings_
19. Chinese Restaurant
20. Cup of Coffee
21. Dessert
22. Dinner Under $10
23. Early Bird
24. Happy Hour
25. Have a Beer
26. Homestyle Cooking
27. Ice Cream/Yogurt
28. Key Lime Pie
29. Mexican Restaurant
30. Outdoor dining
31. Pasta/Italian
32. Pizza, non-chain
33. Restaurant, best overall
34. Ribs
35. Romantic restaurant
36. Sandwiches/Subs
37. Seafood
38. Sports Bar
39. Steak
40. Sunday Brunch
41. Sushi
42. Thai Restaurant
43. Waterfront Restaurant
44. Wine List
Best Life Planning/Retirement
45. Assisted Living, 50+ beds
46. Assisted Living, Under 50 beds_
47. Assisted Living, best overall
48. Bank/Financial Institution
49. CPA/Accounting Firm


50. Financial Planner
51. Home Health Services
52. Insurance Agency, specific local
53. Mortgage Company_
54. Nursing/Rehab Center
55. Retirement Community_
56. Stock Brokerage Firm
Best Shopping and Services
57. Auto Repair Shop
58. Auto Dealer Service
59. Beach/Swimwear
60. Car Wash
61. Children's Boutique
62. Chiropractic Office
63. Citrus Company_
64. Computer Store
65. Consignment Shop
66. Day Spa
67. Daycare Center
68. Dental Office
69. Dry Cleaner
70. Florist
71. Hair Salon
72. Health Food Store
73. Hearing Aids
74. Jewelry Store
75. Limousine Service
76. Liquor Store
77. Meat Market
78. Medical & Healthcare Supplies
79. Nail Salon
80. New Car Dealer
81. Office Supply Store
82. Oil Changes
83. Optical Center & Eyewear
84. Pet Grooming
85. Pet Kennel
86. Pet Shop/Supplies
87. Pet Sitters
88. Pharmacy
89. Photography Studio
90. Physical Therapy Facility_
91. Pre-Owned Car Dealer
92. Private School
93. Shoe Store
94. Stationery Store
95. Supermarket
96. Tanning Salon
97. Therapeutic Massage
98. Thrift Shop
99. Tires
100. Veterinary Service
101. Women's Boutiaue


Best Homes & Living
102. Appliances
103. Beds & Mattresses
104. Cabinet Company
105. Carpet Cleaning
106. Carpet/Tile/Flooring
107. Cooling/Heating Services
108. Furniture, best overall
109. Furniture, dining/kitchen
110. Furniture, patio/outdoor
111. Garage Door Company_
112. Hardware Store
113. Homebuilder
114. Housing Community
115. Landscape/Lawn maintenance
116. Lighting & Fans
117. Moving Company
118. Nursery & Garden Center
119. Pest Control
120. Pool Installation
121. Real Estate Agent
122. Real Estate Franchise
123. Real Estate Independent Office
124. Real Estate Team
125. Rental Apts./Condos
126. Rental Property Management
127. Roofing Company
128. Title Company
129. TV &VCR Repair
130. Window Treatments
Best Sports & Leisure
131. Bait & Tackle
132. Bicycle Shop
133. Boat, purchase
134. Golf & Country Club
135. Golf Course, public
136. Golf Supplies & Equipment
137. Health & Fitness Club
138. Marina
139. RV Dealer
140. Tennis Club
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BALLOT REGULATIONS
ALL NOMINATIONS MUST: Pertain to people, places, services
and businesses located in the Venice area including the
areas from Manasota Beach through Osprey. EACH BALLOT
MUST: 1.) Be handwritten sorry, no mechanically
reproduced, computer generated or electronic ballots will be
accepted. Only one entry per person. No faxes. Originals
only. 2.) Be on an official Venice Gondolier Sun entry form. 3.)
Include your name, address, phone number on the entry form.
4.) All ballots must be received by 5 pm, May 11, 2009. 5.) All
entrants must be 18 years of age or older to qualify for
drawing. 6.) 40% of ballot (60 categories) must be filled out.
7.) No more than 3 categories can be voted for any one
restaurant.
All ballots and nominations that do not meet these criteria
will not be counted. Please send your entry directly to our
main office. No purchase necessary to win. Winners are
responsible for any taxes resulting from receipt of drawing.
Winner agrees to publication of name, hometown and
photograph. An announcement to the winner of the grand
prize drawing will appear in the Venice Gondolier Sun,
July 22, 2009. The name of the winners will not be given out
by telephone. Judges decision is final. Contest coordinator
will not enter into any written or oral discussion about the
contest, judges decision or awarding of prize. Employees of
the Venice Gondolier Sun/ Sun Coast Media Group (and their
immediate family) are not eligible.


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WEDNESDAY
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CONTACT US
MARTY DOVER
SOCIAL COLUMNIST
martydover@yahoo.com
SUN NEWSPAPERS


Alexis Janssen, left, was all legs SUN PHOTOS BY MARTY DOVER Jeremy Heideman (Butch) Ushers David Towne, left, and
as the vacuous beauty Audrey. Leading man/lady Matt Erickson poses with Lynne Buhle Eric Styren dressed for the
She is congratulated by her mastered the art of walking in (Florence), who was occasion to serve punch after
friend, Shannon Hicks. Eric heels in his dual role of Leo and nowhere near death in the opening performance of
Schneider (Jack/Stephanie) is in Maxine in Venice Theatre's "Leading Ladies." "Leading Ladies."
the background. "Leading Ladies."


Heather O'Dea (Meg), left, finally
figured out whom she wanted to
marry and it wasn't the priggish
Rev. Duncan Wodey portrayed by
Paul Mullen, right.


Karen Hitt is shown with her painting
"Up From the River Bed," which won
top 100 honors in the Paint the Parks
National Exhibit that tours the coun-
try. Her works are exhibited at the
Venice Theatre Volker Gallery
through May 2.


MARTY DOVER
SOCIAL COLUMNIST

It's a miracle that Matt
Erickson and Eric Schneider
could still speak after per-
forming most of their roles in
"Leading Ladies" in falsetto -
and with a British accent yet.
While trying to pass them-
selves off as the estranged
British nieces of a supposed-
ly dying cantankerous old
woman in York, Pa., convinc-
ingly played by Lynne Buhle,
these Shakespearean actors
instead found themselves
falling in love with two lovely
young women. "Leading


Ladies" was a silly, funny,
energetic farce with a sur-
prise treat at the end: a mad-
cap rewind and snapshot of
every scene from the end to
the beginning.
The laughs continued in
the lobby where two ushers,
David Towne and Eric
Styren, served punch while
dressed in drag in keeping
with the play's theme. What
good sports they are atVenice
Theatre. Check out the
upcoming schedule online at
www.venicestage.com.
While at the theater, be
sure to visit the Volker Gallery
upstairs in the lobby where
popular local artist Karen
Hitt has a show of her plein
air paintings through May 2.
Hitt is the founder of the
Venice Plein Air Group, has
been recognized in national
exhibits and teaches at the
Venice Art Center.
Symphony teen
scores an ace
The audience at the sea-
son's last classical concert of


the Venice Symphony April 3
was wowed by 18-year-old
solo cellist Nicholas Gutsche
playing Dvorak's "Cello
Concerto in B Minor."
This extremely talented
young musician has been a
member of the Venice
Symphony since he was 12.
He is a home-schooled stu-
dent dual-enrolled at State
College of Florida and a
nationally ranked tennis
player and will attend the
U.S. Naval Academy in
Annapolis in July.
The guest conductor was
John Dupuis, the current
conductor of the Sarasota
Youth Symphony Orchestra,
the Florida Symphony Youth
Orchestra and others. His
youthful appearance and
demeanor belie the long list
of degrees he holds. He
charmed the audience with
his elegance and wit.
The performance includ-
ed works by Glinka, Brahms
and Schumann, with bits of
their biographies humorous-
ly delivered by Maestro


Dupuis.
Local gallery helps
thirsty Africans
Artists Sheila Carey and
Maryanne Jacobsen were
featured recently at the first
of three Artists' Series
receptions at the Collectors'
Gallery & Framery, 114 S.
Nokomis Ave.
For each sale of their art-
work, the gallery is making
a donation to PlayPumps
International, a nonprofit
collaborative that helps bring
clean water to remote vil-
lages in sub-Saharan Africa.
The PlayPump, or merry-
go-round, operates similar
to a windmill-driven water
pump except it is powered
by playing children. There
are currently more than 700
in operation.
The third of the art series is
April 23 at 6 p.m. featuring
artists Agnes Resen and Pat
Mumper. Donations from the
sale of their works will stay
closer to home the Venice
Area Historical Society.


Solo cellist Nicholas Gutsche started
playing cello at age 8 at the Out of
Doors Academy and has been a student
member of the Venice Symphony since
he was 12.


Stephen Reynolds, 16, a home-schooled
student, has been a second violinist
with the symphony for three years.


Bassist Theo Breen, 17, a Pine View School
student, started playing in the seventh Another Pine View School student, George
grade. "He is one of the best bassists in Tapia, 17, has played first violin with the
Sarasota County," said fellow symphony symphony for three years and says he
bassist David Cobb. loves it. "I meet so many interesting peo-
ple with interesting histories;' he said.


First violinist Michael Cloutier tucks a
red scarf between his chin and the vio-
lin. When asked why red, he said the
scarf and two violins were left to him by
his revered violin teacher, Miltiades
Siadimas, who died four years ago.


A former ballerina and founding director of
the West Chester (Pa.) Dance Theatre,
Maryanne Jacobsen turned to painting only
four years ago as a substitute form of artis-
tic expression when she retired to Venice.
The rich-hued oils of landscapes, abstracts,
still life, ballet, portraits and more of this
largely self-taught artist can be viewed on
her Web site, www.maryannejacobsen.com.


Winners in the Venice Art Center's members' mixed media exhibit "Mix It Up" April 3 through 23 are shown with Joseph Adamchak,
left, of Merrill Lynch, the show's sponsor, and the show's juror, Jill Hoffman-Kowal, front, third from right: best of show, Claudia
Deshey; first place, Frances Smith; second place, Toby Thompson; third place, Pat Hale; and merit awards, Bob Haney, Marge
Canfield, Suzanne O'Brien and Mara Taylor.


Sheila Carey grew up near Mystic Seaport, Conn., and has always lived near the sea. Its influence
is evident in her vibrantly colored abstract paintings of water. A resident of the Venice area for 10
years, she has been painting since she was 20, has a degree in design and has studied at several
art school programs. Her Web site is www.sheilacarey.com.


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711 BOUNDARY BLVD. Huge
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1061 ROTONDA Cl Newer 3/2/2
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1028 VENICE FOR SALE

GULF VIEW ESTATES.
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$695K, (850)-567-7978

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ARCADIA, 1/1 in 55+ park New
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ENGLEWOOD- Grove City on
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12x46 Ibr/lba asking $5000.
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$1195/mo (786)-255-2805
DEEP CREEK 3/2/2 w/farm rm.
$800/mo. Call Diane Tinline,
941-626-7090
Paradise Properties & Rentals.
DEEP CREEK, 3/2/2, POOL
26546 Trimalis Dr. $850.
941-468-3490
ENGLE- 2/1/cp w/lanai good loca-
tion, tile firs. $300/dep $575/mo
941-740 2186 or 740-2185
ENGLE. 2/2, furn., wtrfront,
boat lift, heated pool/spa, avail
till Jan. $975 (941)-474-1369
ENGLE. E. GULF COVE Newer
3br/2ba hm Quiet area. Very clean!
$850/mo Frank (941)4294026
ENGLEWOOD 2/1 cozy, all tile,
$650 mo. 1st., last & sec. Pets
okay. 860-573-9206, 941-907-6633





Englewood
2/1.5 Mass. Ave $600/A
2/2 Essence,Dbl wide $650/A
3/1 New York Ave, Pool,
Duplex $750/A
Commercial Condo,
Edgewater Ctr $800/A
Venice
NEED LISTINGS!
N. PORT
3/2 Pepper $850/A
3/2 Sister $850/A
Rotonda
2/1 Boundary $500/A

2/1.5 Abscott,Canal $675/A
2/1 Conway Blvd (W) $625/A
3/2 Cochran Blvd $675/A
4/2 Gibralter $800/A
All new interior.
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
website: www.icre.us

ENGLEWOOD 2/1/1 NEW Appli-
ances, fresh paint, fenced yard,
near stores, $650/mo (941)-
475-8086

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

ENGLEWOOD
4/3/2 Lanai $1300
3/2/1 tile pet ok $900
2/2/1 dock pet ok $875
2/2/1 1900 sqft $800
2/2/2 htd pool $900
WEST COAST PROP. MGT
9414730718
RentalsFlorida.net
ENGLEWOOD Brand new
tor. 2000+sf, Near boca, boating
& beaches $975 (941)-3501288
ENGLEWOOD EAST 2br/lba,
newly decorated $600./mo +
sec. Wears Realty 941-223-8761
ENGLEWOOD, small 2/1, Quiet
setting, clean, close to hospital,
no pets. $480/mo. 941-474-
2927




For a Complete List Go To
eraportcharlotte.com
$595 ..............................3/1 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
$850 ............................3/2/2 NP
GROVE CITY, 2-3BR/1BA, Ig.
lanai, W/D, furn., direct TV w/
sports pkg. $800 mo + dep.
(941)-697-5423
GULF COVE 3/2 tile floor, heat-
ed pool, waterview, N/S, $1,100
+ sec. (941)-922-1660


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

HUD HOME! 5B/4B $32,000
$232/mo. 5% Down, 15yrs@8%. For
listings 8003669783 ext 7584


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1210 HOMES FOR RENT 1210 HOMES FOR RENT


2 DIRECT BEACH FRONT
HOMES for rent on Manasota
Key, 2 & 3 BR. 941-474-6633
MURDOCK 2/1/1 FL room,
CHA All tile, W/D hook up, Quiet
area $700 + Sec 941-204-2333
MURDOCK 2/2/1 yard, W/D
hookup,LG lanai, tile, quiet, sm pet
$675 1st & Sec 941-2762097
N.P. 2/2/1, Newly Refurbished,
Lg. Yard, Appl. 1 BIk From Boat
Ramp! $725. mo 941-628-3569
a NEED A RENTAL -
Paradise Properties
& Rentals, Inc.
941-625-RENT

No Port 3BR/2BA
Near Everything
City Water, Move right in,
$795/mo Rent to own
(941)-716-4451
NORTH PORT 1451 Glenview
Rd. Newer 3BR/2BA+Den, near
1-75 & Schools. Many upgrades.
$975/mo+dep. 941-587-5861
NORTH PORT 3/1/CP, close to
everything $475. Two to choose
from. Great location! (513)309-1305
NORTH PORT 3/2/1, $750 +
util. & sec. dep., 3361 Moravia
Ave. (941)-747-2544






NORTH PORT 3/2/2
4040 Kenvil Dr. 2800sft, Lrg home,
like new, all applic. lanai, den,
Lease/Purchase Opt. Aval. call for
brouchure or Jebcol23@gmail.com
$1095.+ 941-224-6031
NORTH PORT RENTALS
3023 Wyola Ave. $795.00
3 BR/ 2 BA/ 2 CG- Lg Lanai
WWW.pelicanpm.com
Lic Broker -(941) 232-8223
North Port! $$$699/MONTH! 3/2!
Nice location! Home in good con-
dition
Call 941-650-4720.

NORTH PORT, 3BR/2BA,
2CG. Extra Clean. $850/mo.
941-812-4922
NORTH PORT, New Executive
pool home. 3-4Bdr/3baths/2CG.
Elegant designer details. SS
kitchen. Sound system, Htd. pool,
Roman showers. Estate area. 1st
& Last. $1,600. mo. Avail. 6/1
781-598-0664 or 978-532-9733
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, Newly remod-
eled 3br/lba, $500/mo
Ist/L/Sec (941)468-2945
NORTH PORT, San Mateo area,
3/2/2, lanai, $950. Furn or not.
Rick (754)-244-0347
NORTH PORT- 3/2/2, newly
refurbished. All appliiances.
$795. mo. (941)423-2848
NORTH PORT- Custom large
home 4/3/2 + Den. $1,250. mo.
Credit & background check req.
(702)-286-0784
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- 3/2/2 All Appl., 2000sf,
FR, Quiet area, 2 min. to 1-75.
Nice $1100+ Sec 941-380-1311


P.C. 2/1.5/CP, CHA, Lrg. liv.
rm. lanai, view, f/w canal,
sm. pet, Near hospitals.
$700/mo. $500. sec. dep.
260-466-1521.
P.G. 2/2/1 CHARLOTTE PARK
$850. pets ok, part. furn. walk
to shopping 941-380-5502
PC 2/1/CP Tile, lanai
New kitch/bath $580/mo
22227 Montrose Ave
Marta Moran Sun Realty
239-404-9434
PC 2/2/1 FWC, FL rm, workshop,
clean, quiet, sen. disc. 1st, last,
sec. $725/mo. 941-7640654
PC 2BR/2BA/1CG heated
Pool home. on Canal, w/ boat
lift. $875/mo + damage
deposit (802)-363-5619
PC 3/2/2 completely renovated
on Golf Course. New appls, Must
see $895/mo (941)-575-5125
PC 5BR/3BA tile & granite thru-
out, Dbl lot, fenced bck, jacuzzi in
Master $1400/mo 305-233-9878
PC Lrg., 2 bdrm, 1 bath,
central heat & air NEW
blinds & carpets, No Pets
$550. (941)-743-3489
PC, 2/1/CP, $600. mo. ALSO
2/2/2, $700. mo, 1st & Sec.
941-204-3197 or 941-3800613
PC- 21210 Gladis, furn or unfurn
2BR/1BA/CP Clean tile floors.
$650. mo.(941)-769-5003
PG, 4bd/2ba Lg Country
Kitchen $850/mo 1st mo. &
$800/sec Des Jn941-7265077


PGI 2/2/2, nice pool, aval.
now. $1,000 mo. 3112
Guadalupe (941)-575-6482


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
PGI, 3/2/2 Villa. like new. $950.
% of rent toward purchase. will
finance, must qualify 423-3436349
PORT CHARLOTTE- Furnished
1/1/CP; 2/2/1 duplex in Punta G.
RentAHome Srvs 661-1770


PC, 2/2/1, totally refurbished,
1 mi. to beach & on canal, W/D,
tile $700. 941-286-8388
PORT CHARLOTTE -furnished
Edgewater Area 3/2/2/
deep wtr, $1150. per mon.
Call 239-8214750.
PORT CHARLOTTE 2/1, reno-
vated, fenced backyard w/shed.
$595. 1st & sec. 941-697-5766
or 941-916-2593
PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2 Nice .
Ready to move in. Like new
$1000mo. lst/sec 941-624-5234
PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2/1,
POOL, 18770 KLINGER CIR.
$795. 941-468-3490
PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2/CP +lani,
1400sqft, CHA, clean, nice area, sm
pet ok, $745.+sec. 941-6618632
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 Charltte Rentals Imm Occ
2027 Giralda Street $695.00
2 BR/ 2 BA Large Yard
22417 Hernando Ave-
$525.00
2 BR/1 BA Large Lanai &
Car Port
13259 Drysdale Ave- Gulf cove
3/2/2 -$850.00 5/1/09
3 Bedroom 1 Bath $550.00
21338 Percy Avenue
WWW.pelicanpm.com
Lic Broker -(941) 232-8223

PROPERTIES NEEDED! We have
nore tenants then rentals. Corner-
stone RE & Prop. Mgmt. (941)-
743-5525
PUNTA GORDA, Shell Creek,
Fisherman's Dream! 2/1 + in-law
cottage. Boat ramp & lift. Very
private! $975. 941-505-1962




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 3/2 Furn.,
pool, on golf course, Irg lanai.
Annual.$1100 (941)-697-4400

ROTONDA WEST, 2/2/2, closed
lanai, freshly painted & new appl.
Rent with Option. $800/mo. +
security. 941-730-3633
ROTONDA, 3/2/2, Immaculate &
beautiful, Ig. lanai, private,
Pets ok $900. 941-740-0761
S. VENICE
3/2/CP ON 4 LOTS POOL 2
SHEDS PET OK $1250
WEST COAST PROP. MGT
9414730718
RentalsFlorida.net
S. VENICE 4BR/2BA w/
fenced yard Pets OK.
$1100/mo 941-497-1993
S. VENICE Beautiful home w/ 2
Master BR's, 2 baths, 2cg,
1700sf u/a, pool, Rent or Opt to
Buy $1000. 1st,L, sec 941-735-5684









SPRING CLEANING AT
RENT ME FLORIDA
ITS A RENTAL BLOWOUT ON
OUR CONDOS AND VILLAS!
$99 MOVES YOU IN! OWNER
PAYS APP FEES!

PC-2/2 Villa-Private fenced Ct.
Yard Pet ok.

Other Condos in Port Charlotte
and Punta Gorda
Rents start at only $600 to
$950 featuring 2/2 high end
Vivante Unit! Pet friendly and
E-Z terms...Owners say
RENT NOW!
941-474-2882 See these and
all our homes for rent at
RentMeFlorida.com


We give tenant Rewards...Trips
to Disney, Daytona Beach,
Mexico and more!
VENICE EAST, 2br/lba, $700.
per month plus elec., water &
cable 941-587-9997
VENICE FURN. Lakefront home
w/pool 2/2/2/np,ns, 6 mon.
lease $1000.+ 941-223-0669


1210 HOMES FOR RENT

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/lcg 508 Beatrice,
updated, closed lanai Annual
$1100/mo 941-488-5218

1240 CONDOS/VILLAS
FOR RENT

RIVERWOOD, PC 3/2, delightful
villa on beautiful golf course great
amenities, $1200.+mo. now or
$2500. in season 941-639-3920
26 UNFURNISHED CONDOS
Almar Rentals & Mgt.Services
941-627-1465 Almar-Rentals.com
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
DC, 2BR 2BA, 2nd fir, Pool, Ten-
nis, Lakeview, W/D, NS/NP. Sec.
$595 mo. 941-276-4650.
DEEP CREEK 2br/2ba/2cg
Villa, W/D hook up, $725/mo
(941)-204-1304 or 815-8795
DEEP CREEK furnished 1st
floor, htd pool, 2/1, $675/mo
(941)-391-2665
DEEP CREEK, 2/2 Furn. Condo
on Deep Creek Golf Course. Avail
May-Dec. $675. (734)483-0412
or (734)-730-2415
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. FOREST PARK 2/2.5
condo, 1100sf, Immaculate. Gar
$750/mo Annual (941)-4744191
ENGLEWOOD 1ST MONTH
FREE 12 mins from venice 2br
w/ den 2 ba 1300sf, pool
$399. moves you in $750/mo
941-4730450
FIDDLERS GREEN 2/2, comm
pool, Prof. Furnished,
$750+Dep. (239)-784-6806
LAKE SUZY, Kingsway Golf Villa,
2/2/2, 50+ comm., 6 mo. mi.
Spacious. $900. 941-661-9479
LAKE SUZY, Nicely furn. 2/2,
w/d, 1st floor, lani facing lake,
w/pool.$600.+ (419)-545-3898
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

NORTH PORT New 3br/2ba
maint-free villa, in upscale
gated comm, close to schools
& shopping. $1195/mo. (941)-
504-1620
NP 2/2 condo, Sabal Trace.
$900. mo. Cornerstone RE Prop.
Mgmt. (941)-743-5525
PC 1/1 Secure bldg., Elevator,
Pool/Hot Tub. Walk to all. Clean,
Furn. $550 mo. 941-255-3006
PC Beautiful 2B/2B, golf view,
new appl., W/D, heated pool, gym,
tennis, $700. 973-786-6770


1240 CONDOS/ILLAS
FOR RENT

PC HERITAGE Oak Park 3/2/CP
1463sf, Gated Comm, End Unit,
Upgraded Appl, Pool + extras
$850 mo. (941)-743-4742
PC, RIVERWOOD. New 3/2/2,
gated, unfurn., all appliances,
w/d, grnd fir, water incl. screened
lanai, pool-tennis-golf. $850 plus
security. (513)574-8311
PC, 2/2, Water, cable, W & D, incl.,
pool, tennis. Sm. pet OK. $725 furn.
$695 unfurn. 941-763-9052
PG, 2/2, 1276 SF, W/D, pool,
no pets. $700/mo, 1st., last,
sec. annual, (941)-639-8125
PGI 2/2 pool, sailboat waterfront
dock. Let's talk money. Furn.
$860. (941)-276-3695
PORT CHARLOTTE Loveland
Courtyards, 2/2 Villa, N/P, N/S,
Heated Pool. Annual lease $600.
mo + sec dep. 941-624-3722
PORT CHARLOTTE- 2/2 tile
throughout, pool privileges. No
pets. $650. mo. (941)-625-6665
PORT CHARLOTTE- Clean Ibed
Ibath. Near all. Water included.
$500. + Sec. (941)-697-5015
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 ATHENS TOWNHOUSE.
Luxury living in a rental unit 2/2 3 blks
to bch & shops. 941485-7645
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 Isl. Spacious corner
unit, 2BR/2BA. Lanai, furn,
cable TV. 55+ Near beach &
shops $750/mo
941-485-0328
VENICE ISLAND, 2/2, annual
$620/mo. Call Ed Myslivecek.
941-485-0197
Paradise Realty. Realtors.
941-488-1111
Venice-Venetian Falls Villa for rent.
3 years old, 2/2/1, unfurnished,
all appliances, pool, clubhouse,
$1,000/month. 202/498-8104.

1300 DUPLEXES FOR RENT

DEEP CREEK 2/2/1 All tile.
Quiet & private. W/D hook-up.
$650. 1st & Sec 941-661-6538.
E. ENGLE. 2/1 clean, quiet, incl.
w/d, ceil. fans, lawn care, sm. pet
ok. 575 + sec. (941)-628-6251
EAST ENGLE., Spacious 2/1,
cath. ceiling, laundry rm., Lawn
maint incl. $600. (941)-460-9403
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/CP W/ SHED NEAR
DOWNTWON $650
WEST COAST PROP. MGT
9414730718 or 8774680667
ENGLEWOOD 3/2 Ceramic
tile, W/D, Super Clean, Nice!
Appliances, 9224 Anita Ave
$750/mo 989-295-1847
ENGLEWOOD- 2/1, just remod-
eled, tile, new paint. Pets ok.
$495 mo. (239)-398-5473
MURDOCK, 2BR/2BA/
GARAGE, CHA, fans, pantry,
$600 mo+ dep. 941-284-2917.
MURDOCK, 3/2/1 CHA, Indoor
laundry, Sect. 8 apprd $700/mo
+ sec inclds wtr 941-628-6653
or 766-2824
NOKOMIS MOVE IN SPECIAL
2BR Tile throughout, W/D, $595.
Ibr avail, also 941-809-3869
NORTH PORT DUPLEX
UNFURN. 2BR/2BA PLS CALL
941-474-5743 OR 426-6210
PC 2Br/2Ba near 41, tile
throughout, lawn care incl. Avail.
now. $700/mo. 407-234-1753


1531TESTREPLACE 2/2/2, Venetign&C River, pets considered, 1267 sq. ft..........$1100 T

AN Tpetsconsidered, 1463 sq.ft..............................$1100

S16b' NAB P.tA/2/d St.Afdrewj pets considered, 1977 sq. ft...................$1125

0 iAa terf, wood and tile floors, 1836 sq.ft......... ....$1150
2/2/2den, Venetian Falls pets considered, basic cable incl. 1718 sq. ft...$1200


NOW RESERVING FOR 2010 SEASN
Call for additional rentals

L-heck our web site at www.horseandchaise.


1300 DUPLEXES FOR RENT

PUNTA GORDA WATERFRONT.
1BR Duplx.+many Xtras, $550
mo. ann. NP,NS 941-626-9652
PUNTA GORDA. 1/1/CP Close
to downtown. W&D, incl. util.
941-286-3305 or 941-286-0725
PUNTA GORDA, 2/1, large,
remodeled, nice yard, quiet,
210 Peace Island Dr.
786-255-2528
PUNTA GORDA, Historic,
lbd/lba, tile throughout, 1 small
pet okay, (941)-575-9195
ROTONDA
2/2/2 1700sf canal lanai,
2 available $700.
WEST COAST PROP. MGT
9414730718 or 8774680667

1320 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

*dOWNTOWN VENICE Embassy
lbr apt. $600.9/mo. + $600 Sec.
Walk to beach & churches. N/P.
(941-244-0700
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
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.
E. ENGLEWOOD, clean, quiet
1BR/1BA, all util. incl. $450/mo.
(941)-468-8292
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 863-491-
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
NORTH PORT 2/1
Apt. $525. + Sec.
Call Jim for detail941-726-5077
NORTH PORT
VICTORIA POINTE APTS.
Conveniently located at Sumter &
Appomattox along the greenway
1/1 starts @ $412
2/1 starts @ $555
941-423-8720



NORTH PORT, very clean,
furn., Util. incl. W/D, Cable. 5 min
from MCC (941)-323-0674
PC 1B/1B unfurn. $400 mo. no
smoking, no pets, annual.
Gateway Mgmt 941-629-8190
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
PUNTA GORDA EFF. $160 week,
1 Bedrm apt $195 wk. Incl util.
Triangle Motel 941- 639-8356


1320 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

TOLEDO CLUB APTS.
LUXURY
COMMUNITY.
SPRING
Savings
Studio's /$535
Ibd upts/$613
2bd apts/ $675
941-423-6600

iiVENICE 1 Bedroom.
- Accepting Section 8
Vouchers (941)488-7766
VENICE BIRD BAY Furn. VILLA,
Nice! Lease April-Dec. All util.*
incl. $800/mo. (941)-483-3455
VENICE ISL, 2br/lba, near hosp,
on Plaza Mayor. $750/mo. incl
water & cable. $650 Sec. 941-587-
9997


Venice Isl. Attractive 2/1 Hist
home. A few steps to Dwntn.
Water Incld. $600/mo Call
484-1051
VENICE ISLAND 1BR & Eff.
clean, neat. Walk to beachs, dntown
$125wk + 1-800-7464030
VENICE ISLAND APTS 1 bedrm.
apt avail. Close to beach & down-
town. 941-7354020
VENICE ISLAND Eff Close to
Everything F/L/S Util/Laundry incl
N/P, N/S $675 9414830053
VENICE ISLAND, furnished
2br/2ba, annual $900. per mo.
plus electric 941-587-9997
VENICE ISLAND Studio apt, No
pets. 2nd floor S450/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
SPRING
Savings
1 bd apts $670
2/bd apts $755
941-496-4161

1340 MOBILE HOMES
FOR RENT

ENGL. 55+ Park No pets
1BR/1BA $550/m w/yr lease
1BR/1BA $365/m w/yr lease
(941)-474-1353
ENGLE. AREA BIG RV LOT Nice
quiet park Boat ramp, clubhouse.
& utility shed. $360/mo
941-662-0015
HOLIDAY PARK, 2/2 beautifully
furn. North Port. Quiet. $650 +/mo.
or $200/wk. 941-639-3920
NOKOMIS 202 N. SIERRA ST.
$450/ mo. lst/last/$100 sec.
No Pets. 488-7412 or 4684846
PG 55+, 2/2, lake view, fur-
nished near Hwy 75, 1st mo. rent
+ sec dep. (941) 505-2960.
PUNTA GORDA ON WATER,
1BR furn. For Rent or Sale.
Call for details. (941)456-9258
NOCATEE & KINGS HWY.
Several available!
From $400 $750. Incl CHA
1st & Sec 941-624-0355

1350 EFFICIENCIES
FOR RENT

BANANA BAY Waterfront Motel
Extended Stay Program starts
now! $165/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 Furn. studio/lanai on Peace
River. Water incl. No pets $525.
+ $250. Sec. (941)-505-8291


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PARADISE REALTY OF VENICE
941-488-1111
2BR/2BA mobile home, County water hook up, shed, double carport
with extra slab, cathedral ceilings, central heat & air, indoor utility room.
$109,000
Close to pier and beach! Furnished 2 bedroom condo w/screened
balcony, inside laundry, pull down attic, new kitchen and breakfast bar.
$129,900
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
WHEELER REAL ESTATE OF VENICE, INC.
941-496-8700
2BR 2BA 2CG with this new metal roof, hurricane-rated garage door, &
shutters! Plenty of storage + utility building. $124,900
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1350 EFFICIENCIES
FOR RENT

PUNTA GORDA So., Clean furn. eff
apts. $125-150/wk. incl utiVcable,
NP. 941-740-0491 or 637-0417
VENICE EFF. cottage nr. beach,
fully furn., $460/mo. + util., N/S
Avail. now-12/1 (941)485-6772
VENICE, FURN, Clean, quiet, new
tile floor, NS/NP. $500/mo. Utili &
Cable incl. Ist/sec. 941485-6926

1360 ROOMS FOR RENT

CHAR. HBR. w/house priv. All
util. priv. entry/mstr. bath, huge,
closet. $125 wk. 757-329-4885.
ENGLEWOOD, On the Water,
space for boat, no bridges.
$450mo. Incl util. 941-474-9768
Own this waterfront home for
$1250. mo. Gulf access, 3/3/1,
pool & dock, 2351 Bendway, P.C.
941-223-9733

PC WATERFRONT, dock, hot
tub, fully furn. with privilages, bi-
weekly maid ser. NS preferred.
$225/wk (941)-743-5267.
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 ROOMATE wanted. Female,
3/2, room & bathroom. W/D, all
util.incl. $550.00 a month 941-
268-5053
PORT CHARLOTTE, full use of
totally remodeled home on water.
$100 wk. (941)-204-0711
S. VENICE ROOM W/ HOUSE
PRIVDGLES. $100/WK COVERS
ALL UTILS 941-493-3173

1370 RENTALSTO SHARE

DEEP CREEK home, Mature Per-
son Furnished BR & BA. Garage
Parking $100. wk 941-276-8172
ENGLEWOOD 2/1.5, $500/mo.
all privilages, W/D, near Mama's
Pizza, (941)-460-8291
MURDOCK AREA, huge room, full
house priv. pool, smk. ok, female
pref. $125wk. 941-624-3436
PGI FURN, LUX CONDO 1 bdr,
w/pvtba W/D kitch.prlig. pool,
$400.+, Mstr Ste. occupied by
quite SM, call Rob at 941-575-2481

ROTONDA NonSmoking
Professional looking to
share Luxury Condo.
$600/mo 941-268-5275

VENICE, Beach condo 2/2 furn w
panoramic water view 1600 sf w
pool $600 mo 941-244-2799

1390 VACATION/
SEASONAL RENTALS

ENGLEWOOD, 2BR/2BA Condo
55+, Avail. Jan-Feb-Mar 2010
201-638-5805
NORTH PORT New, 3/2 Furn.
Non-smokers, no pets. Call
for details. 941-493-0623
S. VENICE 3BR/1.5BA fenced
yard. Pets ok. 1 mile to
Beach $800 941-497-1993

VENICE, 2br/2ba HOME, fuly furn,
50+ resort fac. Wkly, Mo, Yearly.
516-728-7487 or 516-728-2991

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

1530 COMMERCIAL LOT




331' on busy US 41 PtCharlotte
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

BEAUTY/BARBER SHOP for
Sale or Lease. DC/ Harbor
Heights area. (941)-627-6915

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


1610 BUSINESS RENTALS





Port Charlotte
Executive Office Suites
Omni Executive Center
A Friendly Place to be!
Includes receptionist,
all utilities & other
support services
4055 TAMIAMI TRAILPC
Across from Bob Evans. Call
Marj or Shirley 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 Offices/Warehouses &
office-warehouse combo's, All
sizes & locations. 941485-1119

1615 INCOME PROPERTY

7 UNITS, Including 2 Apts.
upstairs, (total 7200 SF), mixed
uses. City limits. $695,000.
MaryBeth Wilson,
Pref. Properties, Realtor.
941-484-6279

VENICE MINI Storage Facility
425 units, various sizes, nearly
full, low rates, Price reduced.
1.350M. MaryBeth Wilson,
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, State
approved, next to Harbor
Nissan, ALSO Tractor trailer
parking. ALSO Outside storag
or trucks, boats, campers, etc
ALSO Office space available
Call Greg 941-204-9029
or Stan 941-628-8755
I-
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 ft anc
up with 12x14 overhead doors,
$600 mo. located 1 mile
from Publix on 776
allStan 941-628-8755

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
PC. Prime office space, 3 units
1,000sf. each. Brand new. Sand-
hill Blvd. Turnkey/Fully built out.
(941)-624-5992
VENICE OWN YOUR OWN
STORAGE UNIT, 420 sf. & up.
Rentals available. 941-485-1119





WATERFRONT COMMUNITY
Comm Boat
1,571 S/F-3B/2B-Pool
Sat May 9th @ 11AM
820 Cocoanut Ave. Nokomis
Preview Day of Sale from 9AM





1640 WAREHOUSE
& STORAGE

20X40 WAREHOUSE w/AC
office. Overhead door, Water &
dumpster, clean restrooms, 1
Block off Rt. 41 in Charlotte Hbr.
$495 mo. Call 941-276-5068.
MURDOCK & CHAR HARB. 800
2400 SF Warehouse/office space.
Start $400 mo 941-639-7532.
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. 941-6260416
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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2015 Banking
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2025 Computer
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2035 Musical
2040 Restaurant/
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2050 SkilledTrades
2060 Management
2070 Sales
2090 Child/Adult
Care Needed
2100 General
2110 Part-time/
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2115 Home Based
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2120 Position/Job
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Home prices are down, Volume
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CUSTOMER SERVICE REP
FT, Tervis is looking for an
experienced, detail-oriented
individual to handle incoming
calls and support sales. Apply:
201 Triple Diamond Blvd, N.
Venice M-F 9-4
Fax-941-441-2302 or email
resume to jobs@tervis.com.
www.tervis.com EOE/DFWP

HAIR DRESSER & NAIL TECH
needed to come & join our friend-
ly salon. MUST have clientele.
Rent or commission ok. Call
Nancy @ Scruples 941-629-9686

MANHATTAN HAIR,
CHAIR RENTAL $125/WKLY
941-661-4930 for appointment.

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2265 Tamiami Trail Suite E, PC

RESUMES PROFESSIONALLY
Prepared for you Let me help you
get a job today! 941-8754246 PC

SECRETARY PT, 20 hrs per
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submit resume to:
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941-204-0007


ACTIVITY
DIRECTOR
FULL TIME
SEEKING HIGH ENERGY
individual with desire to
work with the elderly.
Must be team player and
exhibit great attitude. Flexi-
ble Hours.
Fax resume to
941-474-2285
or apply in person
RIVER OAKS
925 South River Road
Englewood

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A
REWARDING JOB?
Then we are looking for you.
RN Supervisior 11pm-7am FT,
LPN/RN 3pm-11pm FT, apply
in person at Charlotte Harbor
Health Care 4000 Kings HWY,
P.C 941-255-5855,
fax 941-255-9006

Charlotte Behavioral
Health Care, Inc.
1700 Education Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Phone: (941) 639-8300
Fax: (941) 639-6831
Email: resumes@cbhcfl.org
View Jobs/Print Application
@ www.cbhcfl.org

PEER SPECIALIST
PT M-F, Peer Specialist provides
support svs via the Braive Fund
for military personnel & their fam-
ilies, injured/disabled veterans;
surviving family members of vet-
erans. Responsibilities include
engaging persons served in con-
versation & support; assist in
development/execution of
groups; explain program purpose
& activities; ensure non-judgmen-
tal supportive atmosphere. Prefer
exp. working w/mental health
svs. Veteran's preferred. Continu-
ing educ.requirements & agency
training req. HS/GED req. Pos-
sess positive & supportive atti-
tude. Maintain consumer confi-
dentiality. Valid/safe driver
license & use of personal vehicle
req. Must be computer literate.
$12-$13 hrly; based on exp.
Apply: via email or fax, include job
title "Peer Specialist"

Drug Free Workplace

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

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 941-480-
0880.
ALL STAT HOME HEALTH

LPN
DAY SHIFT!
Seeking fun, outgoing and
energetic individual.
Must exhibit good nursing
skills and positive attitude
and willing to work for a
GREAT team.
Excellent working condi-
tions. FAX RESUME TO 941-
474-2285
RIVER OAKS
925 SOUTH RIVER ROAD
ENGLEWOOD

LPN OR MA Full time, Family
practice in North Port. Expd only
Fax resume 941-423-2274

LPN, PER Diem needed for
Arcadia assisted living facility. Fax
Resume 863-993-0322

MEDICAL ASST. for busy Cardi-
ologist practice in Punta Gorda.
Fax resume to: 941-639-7576

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

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

RN/LPN FOR Busy cardiology
practice in Punta Gorda Fax
resume to 941-639-7576

RN/LPN NEEDED to work
7pm till 7am for a 79 bed SNF.
If you like geriatrics come join
the Hardee Manor Healthcare
team. Apply in person:
Hardee Manor
Healthcare Center
401 Orange Place
Wauchula, FI 33873
PH 863-773-3231
FAX 863-773-0959


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2040 RESTAURANT/HOTEL

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

2050 SKILLEDTRADES

A/C SERVICE TECH. min. 5
yr. exp. carrier exp. pref.
Great wages & performance
pay. A winning attitude a plus.
Valid FL DL required. Apply at:
4 Seasons AC, 1592 Market
Cir., Murdock (941)-627-2132
OR EMAIL
www.4SeasonsAC.com
APPLIANCE TECH, SUBCON-
TRACTOR WANTED Must have
own truck & tools. Exc. customer
service & Exc pay 941-637-0028
EXPERIENCED COLLISION
ESTIMATOR
Must know pathways estimating
system, must have a -car back-
ground & clean driving record.
Apply to Galloway Collision Ctnr.
2649 Fowler St. Ft. Meyers or
call (239)-274-2480
and ask for Dave Walters.
INSTALLERS/FABRICATOR
FOR granite counter tops. Experi-
ence a must! Please call (941)-
270-1082
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
SMALL ENGINE MECHANIC
must be hightly skilled in all phas-
es of repair in 2 cycle & 4 cycle
engines & lawn & garden equip.
Call A-Z Mowers 941-255-5441.

2060 MANAGEMENT

REAL ESTATE SALES/OFFICE
MANAGER, Must have FL Real
Estate License and 5+ years of
Real Estate Experience. Strong
computer and organizational
skills required. Fax resume to
941-613-3311.
SITE MANAGEMENT TEAM
to manage and maintain 34 Unit
RD 515 rental community in Arca-
dia. Experience beneficial. Must
have office skills and mainte-
nance abilities. Must be bond-
able. Salary + Apt
Send resume to:
Southwind Management
P O Box 10293,
Clearwater, FL 33757
Fax 727-447-2252
Equal Employment Opportunity

2070 SALES

"YES, YOU CAN succeed in this
Real Estate Market!"
Call Rick Page @
Century 21 Aztec: 815-2199".
Real Estate Agents Needed
NOW! Leads furnished no
transaction fees, call Brad today
for confidential interview. Remax
Palm Reatly 941-743-5525

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

LIVE IN position, 24/7, caring
for disabled adult. Must have
valid Driver's Lic. (941)-743-1003

2100 GENERAL

EARN $3200/MONTH
PROCESS HUD REFUNDS
PT/FT, HUD-INFO-HOTLINE
941-556-1300
FREE LANCE REPORTER for
DeSoto County area only! Apply in
person 223 E. Oak St. Suite 1
Arcadia, Florida


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


2110 PARTTIME/
TEMPORARY

ASSEMBLERS- 100 WORKERS
needed- Assemble crafts, wood
items Materials provided. To
$480+ wk. Free info pkg 24 hr.
801-428-4893

2115 HOME BASED/
BUSINESS

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Easy and Fun, Potentially Incredibly,
Profitable home business.
Free training at local library.
Call Nick at (941)627-1401

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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
AUDIO/VIDEO Installation, Inte-
gration Professional. Experi-
enced. (941)204-5465
AUTO SERVICE ADVISOR
w/great CSI/Customer retention
Email: rchas25@yahoo.com
BKKP,RESTAURANT DR Mgr,
Cust Serv,28 Yrs exp. Venice
area. 941-416-5705
BOOKKEEPER seeking P/T
work. Dependable. Quickbooks,
Excel, proficient (941)474-5724
BOOKKEEPING, PT, QB, Excel &
Word-aklippie@comcast.net
BRICK MASON looking for deco-
rative work/stonework. Very
experienced. 941-921-4534
CDL CLASS A Driver just out of
school with clean recorded look-
ing for full,or part time work
941-740-2057 Ron
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
COMMERCIAL ELECTRICIAN,
Exp. looking for new Company.
Call Ed (941)-716-3990
CONCRETE: 20+ yrs. exp. all
phases. Own tools & transport.
Avail now 941-286-0911
CONSTR/REPAIR ORIENTED
person, out of work Elec. Help me
keep my home. 941-423-2096
CONSTRUCTION labor of any
kind, hard-working 19 yr. old
w/DL. (941)-928-3589
CUSTOMER SERVICE EXP'D
office, phones,payroll. Reliable.
Judy 203-631-1441
CUSTOMER SERVICE/OFFICE
Manager Job needed 20+ years
exp. 941-697-8126
DELIVERY DRIVER AVAILABLE
RELIABLE DEPENDEBLE
9416132199 PC


DRIVER WITH Class B CDL/pas-
senger endorsement,6 years
exp. in local and surrounding
area.Clean driving record.Full
time preferred/part time consid-
ered.Call 941-214-8285
DRIVER/COURIER CDL A look-
ing for ft/pt work, experienced,
semi-retired. 941-343-7561
ESTHETICIAN, need part time
work, Tuesdays, Wedneday, Fri-
day, day & night. 941-6284749
EXECUTIVE CHEF needs work
941-429-2657 leave msg
Culinary degrees and experience.
Exp. forklift op. and w/h worker
Looking for work!! (941)323-
1228
FORK LIFT OPERATOR Needs
work! Exp. (4-yrs) & w/h worker
(7-yrs). (941)323-1228
HOUSEKEEPER, NANNY etc
Northern work ethics.
Honorable. Upscale. Lisa
941/815-5750
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
863-676-9605
I AM LOOKING FOR any job
7.50/hr+ F/T or P/T
PHONE:941-237-8887
I NEED A JOB! 25yrs. Cust. Svc.
Exp. Fast Learner, Prof,computer
skills,errands,etc. 941-255-2196


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2120 POSITION/
JOB WANTED
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
IM LOOKING for any job.
$7.25+ an hour. P/T or F/T.
shawn_dano@yahoo.com
JOB NEEDED: Administrative
Assistant, Engineering Experi-
ence and more 941-697-8126
LAND SURVEY party chief w/
35+y/o exper.941-629-8453
LICENSED CAM with property
management experience. 941-
661-0638
LOCAL LIC. CONTRACTOR
seeking work, spealizes in fram-
ing to trim 941-628-4746
MAINT/REPAIRS URGENT
NEED WORK MAINT/REPAIRS
941-613-2199
MAINTENANCE FULL/PT- EXPE-
RIENCED, DRUG/ALCOHOL FREE,
RESUME. 941-575-8564
MARKETING/SALES PROF
15 yrs experience
Phone (727) 385-1271
MERCHANDISE/RETAIL EXP.
Will Work In A New Field
TEMP/PT/FT 941-268-4147


NEW HOME/DEVELOPMENT
SALES w/ FI R.E. Lisc. DESIGN
BUILD exp/LAND SALES
exp.CONST. exp. Jim 941-979-
2824
OFFICE AND RETAIL experi-
ence! Ref's available! PT Ashley
941-740-0025
OFFICE MANAGER, Property
Manager, RE Broker, Experi-
enced and Reliable
needs F/T, Salary.
Hire Myra, 941-255-5285.
OPERATOR/CDL A. Needs
work. Experienced. 941-628-
0403
PLUMBER AND WELDER,Expe-
rienced Named Phil, Willing to do
ANYTHING, 941-626-7880
PLUMBER-30YRS EXP. SEEK-
ING FULLTIME EMPLOYMENT.
941429-1863
REAL ESTATE Closer by trade
seeks office work; will cross train
into new field. Determined,thor-
ough & dependable. Pref FT but
will work PT, call Anna 941426-
2129.
RETAIL, HORTICULTURE back-
ground. Reliable. Jane 941-429-
8337 before 4pm
RETAIL/FOOD SRV, 15 yrs exp.
Reliable. Needs work.
kateschultz2001@yahoo.com
RETIRED FIREMAN, Class A
CDL. 941-214-8094
SECURITY OFFICER State lic.
over 12 yrs exp 1st or 2nd shift
941-625-8282
SEEKING, P/T position.
Research, data entry, computer,
filing, cust. serv. 941-743-7300
SENIOR ADVOCATE, Case Man-
ager w/BA seeking PT job, Hon-
est worker vkandel@comcast.net
SMALL OFFICE PERSON:
phone, filing, Quickbooks. Honest
& dependable 941-743-2585
SURVEY PARTY chief w/25 y/o
exp. 941-759-0066
TEACHER-SPANISH Florida Cer-
tified. Experienced. Venice
(941)4964036
WHOLESALE FOOD EXP.
As buyer & salesman
Jim 941-769-0305
YOU WANT ME! Exp: Food ser-
vice, Office/Phones & Cust ser-
vice
Shift Mgr. 941 313 6861


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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 O0 Berry for details
(941)475-0042
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

ALONE?
SENIORS DATING BUREAU!
SAFEST since 1977!
(Ages 45-90)
1-800-9224477
24 hours. or log on to:
www.RespectedDating.com

Relaxation with
STACEY Call For Specals
out calls after 5pm
941-237-1157

NEED A SOOTHING TOUCH?
1 Price Special. P.C. Location.
(941)-554-7141

MISS FYNNE
MON- FRI 9AM-9PM
(863)-852-6849

DIAMOND'S
GFE
941-467-5989

Gentleman Rancher in search of
good honest woman, 60 to 75
yrs old healthy enough to help
around the ranch. Travel and go
to church on Sunday. Would glad-
ly marry the right woman. 863-
990-2374

3040 CARD OFTHANKS

THANK YOU Sacred Heart of
Jesus & St. Jude For Prayers
Answered. CCE

To the Sacred Heart & St. Jude:
May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be
praised adored and glorified and
loved throughout the whole world
both now and forever. Sacred
Heart of Jesus, have mercy on
us. St Jude the apostle of mira-
cles pray for us. St. Jude helper
of the helpless pray for us. JC

3050 SINGLES

COMPANION WTD. Attractive
SWF hmower seeks ns honest fs
single mature man DD free no
crim. rec. LTR. 941-416-1408

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



LOVE ANIMALS?
Learn the well paid skill of pet
grooming. Space is limited for
classes & tuition information.
Call 941-286-1835

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



2 PREMIUM CEMETARY LOTS
VENICE MEMORIAL GDNS
Selling at $1595/ea Best
offer (941)-408-2300

CRYPT for 2 people at Restlawn
Memorial Gardens, PC. Best
offer. (941)-740-1081

ROYAL PALM MemGardens
Punta Gorda, 2 plots Christus
section $800/ea. 941-639-7825

3090 LOST & FOUND

LOST BIRD COCKATIEL
GREY W/ ORANGE CHEEKS
NEAR OCEANSPRAY IN
ENGLEWOOD, PLS CALL IF
YOU SEE 941-681-2005
VERY GENEROUS REWARD

LOST CAT, Black & white Tuxe-
do, Female, Approx 101bs has
white spot on nose. Lost in Heron
Creek 941-257-8055

LOST CAT, gray, domestic, short
shaved hair, white mark on chest,
21 Ibs, all 4 declawed.
941-473-9744.

LOST DOG AFGHAN HOUND
FEMALE BLACK MASK APRI-
COT, LONG COAT, NEAR
KINGS HWY IN PC PLEASE
CALL 941-766-0487

LOST: DOG DAUCHAUND Male
Long haired, Red/brown lost
near Gillot & Kneeland area
aprox 10am Friday AM.
Please call FOUND, THANK
YOU!


4000


FINANCIAL


4010 BUSINESS
OPPORTUNITIES

HAVE A BUSINESS IDEA?
But no money. Can provide FREE
space! (301)-367-2149


5000 5110 LAWN/GARDEN &TREE


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... IN YOUR HOE
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

5060 DOMESTIC
CLEANING SERVICES

FINE HOUSE Cleaning Service
Experienced Free Quotes.
Call Anna (941)-426-0126
MRS. CLEAN IN VENICE
Meticulous, Reliable, Affordable.
lx, Wkly, Mthly (941)486-1119
TAMMY'S CLEANING SVC.
Wkly, bi-weekly, monthly, move-in,
move-out. Residential, sm. busi-
ness. Free estimate 941-256-6890

5075 ERRAND/SHOPPING

WILL RUN errands, take to
appts, shopping, light housekeep-
ing & more. Emily 941-623-3681

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/Ins/Refs Steven 941-626-4178
DAN THE HANDYMAN
Bath rm & kitchen remodels
Painting, Carpentry, Anything?
941-697-1642
DAVE'S HANDYMAN
Honest, Knowledgeable & Reli-
able. Call for all your needs, Small
or Large. 941-628-8326 Lic./Ins.
GROUP OF TALENTED DADS
seeking work. Demo, Paint-
ing, Drywall, Carpentry, Pop-
corn removal, Retexture,
Foreclosure Clean Outs.
Local 24 yrs. Lic. Ins. Thank
you! 941-737-4852
JACK OF ALL TRADES
No Job Too Big or Small.
Also Pressure Cleaning
CGC#A14379. Free Estimates.
(941)-623-3374
QUALITY CONCRETE Work
at a Very Affordable Price.
Driveways, Sidewalks, Patios.
Serving the area 25 yrs.
Insured 941-780-5968

5110 LAWN/GARDEN & TREE

*MARK DOUGLAS*
LAWN CARE
Mowing, Edging, Pruning, Land-
scaping, Tree Trimming, Season-
al, Annual, Odd Jobs!
Call 941-234-2486
FRO -AWN~ CA7L'\
Now accepting new acctsl
[Nokomis, Ven & Island. Lic
\& Ins. For exc. lawn car
Call 4884462f
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
STEVE'S LAWN SERVICE
Serving Venice & Nokomis
since 1990. Pay by the cut.
(941)-486-1046

5140 PAINTING/
WALLPAPERING

Act now for amazing bang for
your buck! Low odor paint avail.
Call Al 941-468-2660 .
Lic#AAA00101266 25+ Yrs
exp. Former Firefighter
BEST PRICE FOR QUALITY
JOB!
Best Coast Painting
ResidentiaVCommercial
15% Disc. Visa/mc/disc accepted
941-815-8184
AAA00101254


6000


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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

6005 NORTH PORT AREA
GARAGE SALES

OSAT 8-2
1506 Gerona Terr
47" Big screen TV, Camping
equip. Clothes, household, etc...

6007 PUNTA GORDA AREA
GARAGE SALES

DFRI. & SAT. 8am-?
5400 Riverside Dr.
Community Yard Sale, Lots Stuff!!!
D-FRI. APRIL 24, 8-12 &
SAT., April 25 8-10. 118
Gulfview Road. ESTATE SALE
assisted by the Isles Girls & Guys.
Dir: West on Marion to R on
Gulfview. Sofa, love seat &
matching chair, occasional table,
3 sets kitchen table & chairs, love
seat, 2 recliners, wicker chair &
desk, desk, sewing desk, garage
misc., pictures, kitchen misc., TV.

6010 S. VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES

-FRI & SAT 8-5
L148Paddington Rd
Venice East Rain or Shine,
Some antiques & more.
mFRI & SAT 9am-?
I364 Peppertree Rd
HUGE HUGE SALE !!!! Multi-
family New & used. Boys/girls
wardrobes, furniture, appli-
ances, toys, baby items, dirt
bikes, art work, teak furniture,
and so much more. Dont miss
SAT. APR. 25 AND SUN.
APR 26, 9-3, 5035 Lemon
Bay Dr. Estate Sale House is
sold, Contents must go. Maple


bedroom furniture, 3 piece
Danish modern breakfront,
dining room sets, living room
set, lamps, household items,
dishes, glassware, books, vin-
tage tools, albums and more!
-SATURDAY ONLY 8-2
1356 Cambridge Dr
Lots of great misc. merchandise,
From clothes to Coffee pots.


6011 VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES

-]FRI & SAT 4/24 & 25 8-?
Lots of good things priced
right. Too many items to list. Don't
miss this one. 1315 Falcon Rd.
- FRI & SAT 9-3
916 Laurel Ave
Household items, lamps, pic-
tures, boom box & much more.
SSAT 4/25 8am Cornerstone
Baptist 315 US 41 Bypass S.
Churchwide Help us raise money
for camp. Various items avail.
DSAT, 8-2PM, 916 The Rial-
to, by Venice Hosp & Airport.
BIG SALE! Great new items, furn,
sofa, etc.
SSAT. 4/25 8AM -2PM.
3040 Fiesta Drive Venice.
Children's toys & clothes,
woman's clothes, furniture, dvd's





Suncoast Humane
Society
will have a 51% off sale on
ALL merchandise at
All 3 OF OUR THRIFT STORES:
Venice. Rialto
Shopping Center on the
Island 480-9811
NORTH PORT
NEAR SUMTER
(Open Sat loam-5pm )
876-3773
ENGLEWOOD
2670 S. Mccall Rd
681-2627
Sat. APRIL 25TH
Venice & Englewood
9-4:30PM






DIWED. thru SUN., 10am-
5pm, 1250 41 Bypass
South. KING SOLOMON'S TREA-
SURES. Cecile's Sheets, ETC.
Final Sale. Sewing machines.
941493-7166

6012 GARAGE SALES

D-SAT 8AM-1PM MOVING
SALE! Everything must go!
Appl., Furniture, ETC. Best Offer.
3356 Roslyn Rd.

6020 AUCTIONS

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

3rd Annual Spring Fest
Arts & Crafts
Show in Venice @
Jacaranda Plaza
(formerly Basketville)
Jacaranda to Woodmere turn
South Plaza is on right just
before Tamiami Trail.
IN FRONT OF BEALLS
April 25 & 26, 2009
10am-5pm Saturday
10am-4pm Sunday

Various Crafters &
Artists
are displaying and selling their
work. Come and say Hi!

Funnel Cakes- Hamburgers & Hot
Dogs Kettle Corn Nuts

Free Admission
If you have any questions
please call Sally @
239-707-3467

6027 DOLLS

ANNALEE DOLL, dated 1989-
91, New in bag, (941)-697-4249
or (941)-661-2491
DOLL, Madame Alexander style.
Very tall & beautiful with stand.
Exc. $30. 941-769-0828

6030 HOUSEHOLD GOODS

A FURNITURE SHOPPE M-F 10-4
1552 S. McCall Rd., Engl. Selling
Quality Used Fum. 941-473-1986
**BARGAIN BED**
Starting at Twins $160 Fulls
$200 Queen $240 King $350
Many more to choose from
(941)-875-7726
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

AB LOUNGE2 ADV on TV$100
Will sell $50. Never Used.
941-766-9036
AIR BED W/ Frame queen pump
included $50 423.8988
AIR PURIFIERS (4) Slant/Fin
Puri-Clear 55. retails $42-$63 ea.


NIB $110. all. 941-769-0828
AIR PURIFIERS (4) Slant/Fin
Puri-Clear 55. retails $42-$63 ea.
NIB $100 all 769-0828
AIR PURIFIERS (4) Slant/Fin
Puri-Clear 55. retails $42-$63 ea.
NIB $100 all 769-0828
BED, QUEEN Mattress and Box.
Brand New will sell $175. Local
941-629-5550 or 941-456-5555.
Also have KING.


6030 HOUSEHOLD GOODS

BAR SET, Patio with 5 stools.
Excellent cond. $150.00 (941)-
743-7790
BAR STOOLS, RATTAN swivel
$30-$45ea 24" & 30" 6 avail
two styles 255 0554
BARSTOOL 31", Swivel natural
rattan beige, padded seat.
$50.00 obo 941-423-7219
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. $65 941-769-0828
BED, CRAFTMATIC single
adjustable, exc. cond., $300.
Venice 586-3032
BED, KING, PLUSH,
mattress, box, nice,guest
room,$175.,6981911
BED, MURPHY QN.
Size NEW Custom Built,
White Raised Panel Doors.
Delivered & Installed. $1295
941-493-3954
BEDROOM SET, (Queen) 7
pieces, includes bedding. Like
new $499. 941-661-0658
BEDROOM SET, King White,
Headboard, dresser, mirror,
chest & nightstand. $500. ALSO
QUEEN bedroom set, $200.
(941)-626-9407
BEDS BUNK or 2 singles $65.
941-423-9016
BEDS, 2, matching twin set,
Serta, plush, 3yr. mattress, box.
$175. 941-698-1911
BEDS: Bunk beds or 2 singles
$65.(needs matresses)
BUNK BEDS, maple, Washer,
Dryer, Sofa. $195/each.
(941)-356-0217
CEDAR CHEST, LANE with
cushion top. $250.00/obo (941)-
763-9289
CHANDELIER, Royce Lighting,
gold frame, cut glass panels,
Brand NIB $30 769-0828
CHEST, CEDAR,
Nicely refinished, asking $75.
941-429-9702
CHINA, CROWN VICTORIA
"lovelace" $250/obo 941-763-
9289
COAT RACK, solid oak, free
standing, perfect cond. $50 941-
769-0828
COCKTAIL TABLE & (2) end
tables, solid oak w/tile panel. Exc
cond. $75/all 941-769-0828
COFFEE TABLE & 2 end tables.
Oak. Very excellent cond. $75/all
941-769-0828
COFFEE TABLE,
GREY FRAME, SMOKE GLASS
$40.00 941-625-8282
COFFEE TABLE. Glass and
round top. Excellent condition.
$50. (941)613-1130
COOKWARE, Farberware Stain-
less Steel 10 pieces. Asking
$50. Call 941-637-0168.
COUCH, 87", 2 months old. Neu-
tral color. Arcadia. $250. obo
(863)494-9029
COUNTER STOOLS, (3) padded
seats, 24"H, wood, white. $45.
Call 941-486-1441.
CUPBOARD, CORNER, cherry
wood, mint cond., exsquite quali-
ty $275. Wall unit, 3 sections,
walnut finish, perfect for stereo,
tv, books, and desk, great stor-
age $225. (941)-697-6240
DESK, ARMOIRE, Washed Oak
$125, Rockers (2) Swivel barrel
type, Light Blue, $50. ea, Toilets
(2) $5. ea. All in Exc Shape.
(941)-626-9407
DINETTE SET 72'x42' glass top
table on ceramic base, 6 hitop
back chairs, antique white $200.
(941)-625-6530
DINETTE SET, like new, white-
wash wood, glasstop, $300. 941-
661-0658
DINETTE TABLE W/FOLD out
leaves & 4 chairs wood & wrt
iron $75. 426-2116
DINETTE/4 CHAIRS, Black
wrought iron legs, wood top.
$100.00. 941-488-5149
DINING ROOM SET, Marble
base glass table, 6 high back
chairs, $400. (941)-815-7978
DINING ROOM Table and 6
chairs. Oak & brass with neutral
fabric. $200 941-764-7975
DINING ROOM: Table, 6 chairs,
cabinet, $275-or separately 941-
235-1890
DINING TABLE, 48" wood round,
4 uphlstrd. arm chairs, casters.
Nice cond. $100. 941-769-0828
DRYER ELECTRIC works great
$50. 941423-9016
ENT CENTER, fits 31" TV, light
wood toned tinted glass.
$100.00 obo 941-423-7219
ENT. CENTER from Rooms 2
Go, whitewash wood, like new
$250. 941-661-0658
ENT.CENTER WOOD/GLASS
doors. Lt.Oak for 32"T.V.


Like new $150 627-6889
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
MEASURING 10' LONG AND 6-
1/2' TALL FOR SALE. CAN BE
SEPARATED INTO 5 DIFFER-
ENT PIECES AND USED DIF-
FERENTLY THROUGHOUT THE
LIVING ROOM. SOME MINOR
SCRATCHES. ASKING $250.
CALL MIKE 941-460-8741
FAN, HAMPTON BAY BEAUTI-
FUL. $50 941-6132199


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KITCHEN 8 piece Fiesta ware pasta
bowls and corn holder plates. $25.00.
Call 941-764-7957
KITCHEN TABLE, Small white
drop leaf. $50.00 941-488-
5149.
MATTRESS, PILLOW top queen
box spring & frame $200/obo
941-763-9289
MICROWAVE, Panasonic.
Works. $45. 941-613-2199 PC
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cond. $125 o.b.o.769-1416
PALM TREE Artifical 6' $35.00
941-623-0195 in Port Charlotte
PATIO CHAIRS, $15. each. 941-
613-2199 PC
PATIO SET w/ 4 chairs. $100.
(941)-698-0298.
PATIO SET WHITE FIBERGLASS
Wicker Table, in/outdoor 5FT.oval
w/glass top, 4 chairs, tropical
cushions & matching enterge.
$500. (941)-624-3930
PATIO SET, 48" Glasstop table &
4 padded chairs. Good Cond!
$50. (941)497-5525
PATIO SET, W/D, Computer desk
& chair, New Twin bed w/
head/footboard, Recliner, Exten-
sion ladder, Dinette set, & more.
(941)-697-4249 (941-661-2491.
POOL PUMP MOTOR- Pentair
1 1/2 H.P. 2 speed $150.00
941-889-7592
RANGE, WHIRLPOOL w/over-
stove vented hood, white $145.
4 Barstools, swivel w/arms, wick-
er $270. 941-474-6523
RECLINE CHAIR, Comfort, blue
$95. 941-613-2199 PC
RECLINER CHAIR, Mauve.
$50.00. 941-488-5149
REPLICA OF OLD Victrola use
for storage excell cond $50.
941-766-9036 Mornings only
ROCK/RECLINERS,2 SWIVEL
1 Recliner Sofa, new 7/08
$1000. call 941-766-0780
ROCKING CHAIR SOLID MAPLE,
SUPER COMFORTABLE, EXC.
COND. $75. 941-769-0828
SEWING MACHINE, KENMORE
1803, does monogramming
$250 941-769-1848
SLEEPER SECTIONAL & tables
$1100, Qn Sleep Number bed
$700 ,34" HDTV $500. 697-6622
SOFA FLORAL print like new
condition $75 (941)276 8861
SOFA, 84" brown plush, like new,
smoke & pet free house. $200.
941-661-0658
SOFA, ALL LEATHER, very soft,
Ashley, removable pillows & stuff-
ing. $325. 941-475-8012
SOFA, CHAIR & TABLES. Green
w/Palm Tree pillows. $300 takes
ALL. 941-661-6069
SOFA, FLORAL, Waverly print,
mauve/green/blue. $100.00
941488-5149.
SOFA, LEATHER, full size, 2
recliners built in, cream colored.
$300. (941)-429-5925
SOFA, LOVESEAT, ottoman
navy; Honey oak wood entertain-
ment unit, 2 tables, & sofa table.
$895 All. 941-235-2379


SPEAKER PHONE Corded
DURABRAND Caller ID Jumbo Dis-
play $10. 941-240-2848
TABLE 40" OVAL, 4/upolsterd
chairs casters $85. TV 27" RCA
$150. (941)-613-3519
TABLE 42" Custom glass table.
Four upholstered chairs
$300. 941-496-9436
TABLES, BED SIDE, $30. 941-
613-2199


6030 HOUSEHOLD GOODS

TWIN BEDS (2) Craftmatic adj.
head and foot, 2 speed mas-
sager. best offer. **SOLD**
VACUUM HOOVER UPRIGHT
with attachments-$25.
Call 941-629-8955
Wall light fixture 3 lamp, BRAND
NEW Gorgeous, cost $245, sell
$100 769-0828
WALL SCONCES for exterior.
(side of garage) Never installed.
$120/pr. 941-769-0828
WINE COOLER, magic chef,
new, 45 bottle cooler, orig. $249
sell for $100. (941)-637-4995
YARD LOUNGER W/PAD $5.00
941-766-9036

6040 TV/STEREO/RADIO

AMP MIXER, Peavey 200 WPC,
stereo 8 channel #XR684. Exc.
cond. $400. 941-769-0828
CAR AMP, Mats D100 600Watt
$175 (941)779-4706
CAR AMPLIFIER Crossfire BMF
60.2 250Watt 2 Channel
Bridgable $100 (941)779-4706
CD RECORDER, RCA,
$40.00
sold
CD'S, AC/DC (3) Live Double &
Single, Back in Black $12/all
941-769-0828
CD'S, B-52's, Whammy, Self
Titled & Love Shack has a few
scratches $10/all 941-769-0828
CD'S, B.B. King (4) 20th. Cent.
Millenium, Ridin with the King etc.
$12/all. 941-769-0828
CD'S, BEATLES Revolver & White
Album in pristine condition.
$8/both. 941-769-0828
CD'S, RUSH (6) Farewell to
Kings, All The Worlds A Stage,
more Perf. $20 all 941-769-0828
CD'S, SARAH McLACHLAN (4)
Touch, Afterglow & more. Perfect
cond. $16/all. 941-769-0828
CD'S, SHERYL CROW (3) Great-
est Hits, Tues. Nite Music Club,
more $12/all. 941-769-0828
CD'S: Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Tom
Jones, Streisand (9) Perfect
cond. $40. 941-769-0828
CD'S, Meatloaf, (4) Bat Out Of
Hell, LIVE etc. Exc. cond. $15/all.
941-769-0828
CD'S: CREED, My Own Prison,
Human Clay & Weathered. Per-
fect. $12/all. 941-769-0828
DVD RECORDER RCA
$40.00
sold
DVD-VCR, PLAYER COMBO
BY SANSUI
$40.00 SOLD SOLD

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MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS on CD.
36 desirable titles in perfect cond
$100/all List? 941-769-0828
RADIO, Grundig, portable,
AM/FM/SW. New. $60. 941-235-
1890
SPEAKERS:2 KICKER Solobaric
S15 L7 D4 15" Square Subs in
orig boxes $499 (941)7794706
STEREO, Shelf, AM/FM. dual
cassettes for dudding. $15.00.
941-475-2727
STEREO, Shelf, Panasonic,
AM/FM, dual cassettes. $15.00
941-475-2727
TOSHIBA 27" FLAT screen TV-
$115-call 941-629-8955
TV PROSCAN 28" w/ remote,
table model, works great, $80.
(941)456-3301
TV, APEX 21" $35.00
SOLD SOLD
TV, HITACHI 50", LCS, rear pro-
jection and stand. $500.
(941)-497-3632
US AMPS Merlin 5300 5- Chan-
nel Car Amp 500W RMS
$175 obo (941)779-4706
US AMPS Merlin 5300 900Watt
5-Channel Car Amplifier $175
(941)779-4706
VCR, PANASONIC $20.00
CALL 941-625-8282
WANTED TV 25"/26" Cabinet
must not exceed 28" wide. Under
$90. 941-697-7059

6060 COMPUTER EQUIPMENT

CD ROM Point & Speak recogni-
tion program, brand new, Win
95/98/NT $5.00 941-769-0828
CD-ROMS (3) SIGN LANGUAGE
Mexican American, for Win
95/98+ later $15 941-769-0828
Click Art "Click Edit" CD ROM for
Win 95/98/NT & later. BRAND
NIB $5.00 769-0828
COMPUTER, DELL LAPTOP
Wireless, XP, 2005, Pentium M,
$200. 954-394-1370


COMUTER COMPAQ desk PC
with XP SP3. CD/DVD/flat panel
monitor. $250. 391-0532
DAVE IN-HOUSE-OFFICE com-
puter repair, set-up Serving Char-
lotte Co. 9+ years 941-629-6337
DELL LAPTOP XP, office, wire-
less, $215. 941-204-0824
FAX MACHINE, BROTHERS
Five rolls fax paper
$25. 941-496-9436


6060 COMPUTER EQUIPMENT

HP, PRINT, COPY, scan.
Like new. $50
941-496-9436
LAPTOP SONY Windows XP Wi-fi
wireless $240 941-276-8861
MODEMS SPRINT DSL #SP-
645R-A1-DHCP-0105. Brand NIB
(2) $20/ea. 941-769-0828
MONITOR IBM BLACK 17" CRT.
Beautiful picture, vivid. $60.
941-7864630
MONITOR, DELL BLACK 17"
CRT. Model E773C. Very nice.
$70. 941-786-4630.
MONITOR, DELL CRT white
17". Nice picture. Model M770.
$50. 941-786-4630.
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PC, COMPAQ DESKTOP, XP,
flat panel monitor. $250.
phone 941-391-0502
PRINTER CANNON EXCELL
cond $25 766-9036 Make offer
SCANNER NIB TwainScan 600 III
EP Plus, color, Windows 95/NT &
later. $20 769-0828

6065 CLOTHING/JEWELRY

1/2 CARAT DIAMOND, G-H/VS
1, in unique white gold setting.
Size 7. For Sale: $2,000.
941-467-4614
ARMY BDU'S,GENUINE with
patches, 2 sets Med-Long
NEVER WORN $150 769-0828
BROOKS BROTHERS TIES (5)
EXC. COND.$20 EACH OR $50
ALL 941-875-1203.
DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING
5/8 TOTAL CAR. WEIGHT BEAUTI-
FUL $500. (941)769-1166
EARRINGS, Elegant 1.2 Ct Dia-
mond. First $499 takes them
(941)779-4706
HALTER Top Leather, Sz. Med.
very sexy, exc. cond. braided
front. $25. Photos 769-0828
ITALIAN CHARMS, Magnetic
bracelets custom made jewelry.
King Solomons Treasures -
1250 S. 41 Bypass Venice
Fantasy Jewels 941-416-3308
JACKET, LEATHER Men's (L),
super soft & broken in, needs
new lining. $20 941-769-0828
JACKET, MENS XL BLACK
BIKER, LEATHER.
$100.00 941-625-8282
JACKETS, Men's Lthr. 4 Bomber
Type, avg. cond. need clean, $15
ea. all $50. 941-769-0828
LEATHER PANTS, Ladies Sz 10,
5 pocket jean type, lined, very
exc. cond. $50. 941-769-0828
SHIRTS 12 Brooks Brothers L/S
shirts. 17 1/2 34-35. $75 ALL.
941-875-1203.
SHIRTS ARMY BDU (2) Genuine
w/patches. BRAND NEW $50 ea.
941-769-0828
SHIRTS, Tuxedo, $20.00
size 16-16 1/2, 34/35
941-623-0046
TOPS, Harley Davidson, Ladies
(6) good cond. 1 new. sz M.
Want photos? $20 941-769-0828
TUXEDO, Mens, Black, 48L
$125. 941-623-0046
WATCH. GUCCI MENS SIL-
VER/GOLD. ELEGANT. $395.
941-875-1203.

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
OIL LAMP, brass w/ tall chimney
& hobnail milk glass shade $220
941-627-3021
JEWEL TEA, Autumn leaf Dinner-
ware (Hall mfg), 1930's, in mint
cond. More than 100 pcs
941426-6626
TUBE RADIO, Vintage RCA Victor
floor model w/ magic eye
(1930's) $200. 941-661-0658
NASCAR Winston Cup Series
25th Anniversary. tin w/matches,
unused $10. 941-769-0828
PAINTINGS, (3) Original bird, by
Ruth English Schimpf $150 941-
769-0227


PAINTING, Original oil of Emmett
Kelly Jr by D.L. Rust. $200. 941-
769-0227
BOYD'S BEARS & Friends col-
lection (boxed) 8 in all. $50. 941-
769-0227
SNOWBABIES, Dept. 56 collec-
tion (most boxed). 8 in all. $50.
941-769-0227
DESSERT COLLECTION, White
House, by Woodmere China
plates (3). $25. 941-769-0227


6070 ANTIQUES
COLLECTIBLES

NASCAR#3 COKE/1998 Monte
Carlo Ltd.Ed.1:64 scale
$30Dale Earnhardt 6276889
NASCAR#1 POLAR Bear Monte
Carlol:64 Dale Earnhardt Jr.$30
627-6889
POSTER 24X36 1998 Coca-
Cola Nascar Poster Racing
Family $20 6276889
ANTIQUE OAK TABLE 40" rnd
w/leaf, 4 chairs, bkcse. $300.00
firm. 639-3626.
KNIFE-CASE XX circa 1950
Case brochure & warranty, sm
& thin. $69 941-224-6031
JIM BEAM car decanters,
sealed, boxed, Corvettes: (2) '57
(1)63, (1)68, (1)84, (1)57 Chev.
Conv., (1)69 Camero SS, (1)34
Ford Roadster, (1)35 Ford Pick-
up. $100 ea. or all $765. (941)-
456-3301.
PLAYBOYS 1960'S -present.
Very good condition. 400 issues
$400 cash/trade. 875-1203.
VILLAGE FIGURINES -COBBLE-
STONE CORNERS- 20 in perfect
condition. $3-$10 each. Call
941-391-6448.
BRIEFCASE. STEEL PAID $400;
SELL $75 FIRM CASH/TRADE.
941-875-1203.
1976 DOM PERIGNON. $295
CASH OR TRADE. 941-875-1203.
MUGS: MICHELOB BEER SET
OF 4 $25. 941-875-1203.
ORLANDO MAGIC AUTO-
GRAPHED BASKETBALL. $99.
941-875-1203.
NEW MENS WAREHOUSE TAN
SUIT 48 REG PAID $400 SELL
$95. 941-875-1203.
AUTOGRAPHED 2004 LIGHT-
NING STANLEY CUP JERSEY
$495 941-875-1203.
ANTIQUE, CHINESE, 4**,panel
screen,lacquer,lg, soap stn. fig-
ures,$250.6981911
JIM BEAM COLLECT. 1897
Decanter Candlestick Phone. No
booze. Exc. $22.769-0828
JIM BEAM COLLECTIBLE
Decanter. 1907 Wall Phone. No
booze. Exc. $22.769-0828
JIM BEAM COLLECTIBLE
Decanter. 1913 Model T Ford. No
booze. Exc. $50 769-0828

6075 FRUITS &
VEGETABLES

BLUEBERRYS U Pick,
Ft Ogden. Call 863-990-6164
For Directions
ROTOTILLER for a great garden
$30. gets a lot done.
941-475-9689

6090 MUSICAL

AMP MIXER, Peavey 200 WPC,
stereo 8 channel #XR684. Exc.
cond. $400. 941-769-0828
BEGINNING PIANO Lessons For
Adults, 16-99, Englwd. 45 min./$20
9414686899
DIXIE CHKS FENDER TELECAST-
ER NEW $499 FIRM
CASH/TRADE.941-875-1203.
GUITAR AMP 40WATT, drive
clean and lead reverb $100 743-
5753
ORGAN, Lowrey Fiesta full size,
two keyboards, can play itself.
$1000 obo. (941)460-8291
ORGAN, Wurlitzer Omega,
double keyboard, Leslie speak-
ers. roll top, matching bench.
Excellent. $325. (941)460-8599
PIANO, BALDWIN Acrosonic
w/bench, med wood, exc. cond.
$600. 941473-2124 Engle.

6095 MEDICAL

AIR PURIFIERS (4) Slant/Fin
Puri-Clear 55. retails $42-$63 ea.
NIB $110 all. 941-769-0828
BACK CHAIR massager, Home-
dics w/heat. Good cond. Works
very well. $10. 941-769-0828
BODY MAT, Massaging Conair
"Body Benefits". Used IX,
w/instr. $25. 941-769-0828
CAMODE, deluxe steel, wt. cap.
500 Ibs, $60; 3 wheel walker,
adjustable, handbrakes, folds
easily $70; alum folding walker
$20; mini-pedal excercise bike,
$20; bed-rest wedge, 10 in. w
cover, $15. Items hardly used.
(941)423-7193

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HOSPITAL BED $500 obo, Gel
Matress $200, Wheelchair $50
(941)493-7250
MEDICAL SCOOTER 3 wheel
Invacare, new batteries, used
very little. $275 (941)-766-0790


POTTY CHAIR, $20. 941-613-
2199 PC AFTER 4PM
SCOOTER, POWER, Pride Victo-
ry, new batteries. $425.
(941)-875-4304 22525 Quazar
Blvd. Port Charlotte
WALKER 4 wheel 22" seat area.
brakes, Like new $85 (941)497-
3025
WALKER ALUM FOLD UP
$20.00
Call 941-629-8955


6095 MEDICAL

WHEEL CHAIR Ex cond. Black
Handsome. $125.00 (941)497-
3025
WITCHCRAFT BOOKS (9).
Spells, Amulets, all things witch.
perfect cond $100 769-0828

6110TREES & PLANTS

PALM TREES, $45. 941-613-
2199 PORT CHARLOTTE
PRIVACY HEDGE, Viburnum 1 gal.
containers, $2.75 & up. Hog Kong
Orchids, Poiciana. 941-488-7291

6120 BABY ITEMS

CRIB GRACO Crib, $25.(needs
matress) 941-423-9016
STROLLER DBL, GRACO Ex
Cond, Black w/Tan. $50 obo. Call
941-875-0314
STROLLER, Graco, nearly new.
Fits Graco snugride infant
carseat. $60. 941-426-2856
TRIKE, RADIO FLYER, with built
in handle. NEW. $35. 941-474-
0109

6125 GOLF ACCESSORIES

CALLAWAY HYPER X Driver,
like new R flex 10* headcover,
$120 obo 941 488 7774

6128 EXERCISE / FITNESS

"THE BODY BURNER" Bouncer.
New $65 Best offer
(941)408-2300
AB LOUNGER. EXC. COND. $50.
941-875-1203.
BOWFLEX, $350.
Call for Details,
941-716-3574
EXERCISE MACHINE, PRO,
$95. 941-613-2199 PC NEED
SALE
MASSAGING CUSHION, Shiatsu
moving massage mechanism.
New- $50. 941- 426-1069
PRO FORM ELLIPTICAL in
good condition. Asking $100.00.
941-697-3314
PUNCH BAG & STAND, CENTU-
RY, NEVER USED. $99. PHONE
941-258-1722
TOTAL GYM XL Like new
$200 941 766-7466 or
941 286-8907
TREADMILL PROFORM, Ex
cond. $300. (941)-575-8245
TREADMILL, NORDIC TRACK
8 preset programs, Exc Con-
dition. $275 941-457-7777
WEIGHT BENCH Weider
weights & bars $100
766-7466 or 286-8907
WEIGHTS 3001bs + PLATES,
bench attach., asstd. bars, lat/tri-
cept stand $175 obo. 626-7682.

6130 SPORTING GOODS

Antique guns, swords & mili-
tary items Wanted. Collector
941-286-5606
BUOYANCY CONTROL DEVICE,
LARGE SIZE, A.P VALVES $150,
941-258-1722
CASTING ROD Loomis GLX
6'6" MH as new $200.00
firm 941-639-9134
CIVIL WAR, WWII Guns, Swords,
Daggers, etc. Wanted. Paying
up to $900 for G.I. 45's &
German Lugers
(941)705-5145
DIVING REGULATERS APEX
TX50 WITH TX40 $150 EACH.
PHONE 941-258 1722.
FOOS BALL TABLE HD, ARCADE
QUALITY $150/OBO (941)-255-
0554
KAYAK, CAPE HORN,
graphite paddle, vest,extras
499. 941-661-0473
POOL TABLE in great condi-
tion for sale. Comes with tri-
angle, balls (like new condi-
tion), table brush, wall mount-
ed cue stick holder and 3 cue
sticks. Table measures 8'6"
long by 5' wide. Asking $300.
Call Mike 941-460-8741
POOL TABLE- American Her-
itage Many extras. $800. (941)-
460-1536
SPINNING ROD Loomis IMX7'
MH fast as new $170.00
firm. 941-639-9134
TENT OZARK TRAIL sleeps 6
15x9 6' ht $75 423.8988
WATER SKIS, ORYON taperflex,
tow rope $35.00
941-697-9991

6131 FIREARMS

9MM HI-POINT $125
(941)-445-5390
COLT SNUBNOSE DETECTIVE
38 Special. New cond. $650.
(941)-258-5397
COLT POLICE SPECIAL 38,
nickel plated pearl handles, &
holster $350.sold sold sold

FLORIDA CONCEALED
Weapons Permit Class
(941)697-1885

GLOCK 23, Very nice condition!
13 rounds, 40 cal., $475. (603)-
769-1818


GLOCK 36 .45 cal. Like new +
holster $550; New Ammo 38, 40,
45 $35. per 100 (603)769-1818
MARLIN, Lever action 30/30 w/
scope, $450. (Cell) (845)-531-
9079
MAUSER 9MM P38 Nazi Mark-
ings $675. Winchester Model 57
22 LR $575. 941-650-5122
NORINCO AK47, MINT COND.
$1400. (941)-380-3026


6131 FIREARMS

REMINGTON GUIDE RIFLE
673/308, unfired. w/ Nikon
Scope 1.5-6, New $1600. Now
$750. (941)-416-7777
RIFFLE SKS 7.62cal, Draganov
stock, Red dot scope, sling, 20 &
5 round clip, 275 rounds $450.
Like newSOLD
S'FIELD XD9, S&W 44 mag:
S&W 44 SPL. all NIB:
Mauser/Interarms Luger Prestine
$425-800. WChester 1300
Defender 12 ga pump. good.
$200 firm (941)-661-2924
Smith & Wesson M&P Compact
9mm pistol, 12+1 rds, NIB, plus 2
new mags. $795 (941)-539-6686

6135 BICYCLES/
TRICYCLES

BICYCLE, 3-WHEEL Electric,
DeSoto Classic Trailmate. Exc.
cond. $375. (941)-575-8603 or
828-712-2703
BIKE TREK MEN'S CLASSIC
CRUISER, 1 year old, $100. Call
941-769-1367.
BIKE WOMENS 26" 6 spd, hub
shift, basket, light gen.,alum
frame $200 OBO (941)830-8161
BIKE WOMENS 28" 6 spd, bas-
ket, light gen, hub shift,alum
frame. $200 OBO 941-830-8161
BIKES, 26" Mans & Ladies, Nice,
w/baskets $95/ea. 3-Wheel Bike
$225. 941-626-3102
THREE WHEEL ADULT Trike
Sun Cycle Great condtition. $135
941-474-0109
TRICYLCLES, (2) Adult, Good
condition! $59. each. (305)-812-
3588

6138 TOYS

I BUY TOY TRAINS
Any age Any Condition
TOP PRICES PAID
(941)-426-5998
LITTLE TIKES SLIDE AND
CLIMBER, EX COND. $50.00
CELL 941-661-7434

6140 PHOTOGRAPHY/
VIDEO

CAMERA, HP 5X ZOOM WITH
PRINTER NEVER USED $100.00
CALL 941-625-8282
RADIO, AM/FM, CD, cassette.
Like new. pics via email $20.00
obo 941475-2727
VIEWCAM ZOOM, Sharp, needs
battery. $50.00 941-625-8282

6145 POOL/SPA/
& SUPPLIES

POOL COVER, SOLAR 12'x24'
$25 423.8988
POOL HEATER, Hayward, elec-
tric heat pump, 4 yrs, old. Works
great! $1,500. (941)-815-7978
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

ATV SWISHER Bush hog,
13hsp, brigg&stration, 44"
rugged cut, elect. str. $500.obo
941-575-1651
BEST PREOWNED #1 Riders &
Push sales & svc used parts Buy-
Sell-Trade Save big! 941-2680917
BIKE, LADIES, SINGLE
speed,with coaster brake.Very
nice condition.$15 627-4942
BUY or SELL RIDING MOWERS,
Any Condition 941-268-5442
or 941-623-3374
Cub Cadet 2000, new blades &
seats, 38" cut, great shape,
$675. (941)-441-7013
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LAWN EQUIPMENT-Rider, Blower,
Weedeater, trailer, pushmower,
chainsaw $950. 941-626-3102
LAWN MOWER, Craftsman, w/
rear high wheels, 22" cut, 6.0HP,
mulch. Exc! $95. 941-426-3651
LAWN TRACTOR, craftsmen
15hp. 42in.cut,auto. $400 tele.
941-743-5268
LAWN TRACTOR, MURRAY, 42"
16.5 twin cam eng. Excellent run-
ing cond. $350.00
***SOLD***!!!
MOWER '07 John Deere 150, 26
HP, auto, 54" cut, new therapy
seat $1695. (941)-474-0109
MOWER Lawn Boy 6.5HP 21"
Variable speed. Model 10685.
$155. (941)-474-7387
MOWER SNAPPER Riding 28"
cut, 10HP Briggs. Ex. cond.
$425. (941)-575-0690


MOWER TRACTOR MURRAY,
42", 17HP w/ catcher & mulcher
(941)-639-4142
MOWER WALKER 0 turn 25hp-
42" cut $1800obo SOLD SOLD
MOWER WHEEL Horse Rider
Kawasoki Engine $250.00
941-255-0247
MOWER, 1 NEW John Deere
J350 selfprop Elec key start.
$350 (941)-613-1130


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6160 LAWN & GARDEN

MOWER, RIDING Murray 30" old
but runs well. $100.
(941)-488-6065
MOWER, Riding, Murray, 18HP,
42" cut, automatic. Great cond!
$600. *******SOLD*********
MOWER, TORO 22", 6.5 HP, 3-
in-1, self propelled, high wheel
$125. Trimmer, Echo gas, $85.
(941)-456-3301
RIDER, 42" Cut, Like New.
$450. 941-268-5442
RIDING MOWER 30" Murray 12
HP I/C engine Runs well $175
(941)637-1157
RIDING MOWERS (2) Both heavy
duty machines in good running &
mowing cond. Murray 40" deck
$250; Huskee 42" deck $350.
(941)-743-0268
SEARS RIDER Tractor auto trans
$800 / water fountain 50 gal.
$175 941-769-9000
SHREDDER- Troy-Bilt 5HP
LIKE NEW/1/2 price
$350. 941-460-0462
WHEELBARREL, Metal true tem-
per exc. cond. $35.00 call 941-
423-2316

6170 BUILDING SUPPLIES

CHAINLINK FENCE approx 150'
x 4'H, 2 gates, rails, attaching
hdw. $125.sold sold sold
CHANDELIER, Royce Lighting,
gold frame, cut glass panels,
Brand NIB $30 769-0828
COUNTER TOP WHITE 60 INCH
$65.00 NORTH PORT 850-843-
3964
ELECTRICAL POWER pole, 200
amp box w/breakers & meter
base socket, 2" pipe with service
head, $125. 941-916-1073.
FLOORING DESIGNER LAMI-
NATED Never used 30% thicker.
$.85sf. Must sell 239-3344839
HURRICANE PANELS approx.
22 pcs. 1st. $100.00
941-697-3663
HURRICANE SHUTTERS,
40LF x 7FT. High w/tracks
$499. call 941-627-4177
SLIDING GLASS DOOR, 60"
wide, two panel pocket. $30.
697-7558
WALL LIGHT fixture 3 lamp,
BRAND NEW Gorgeous, cost
$245, sell $100 769-0828
WALL SCONCES for exterior.
(side of garage) Never installed.
$120/pr. 941-769-0828
WOOD VENEERS, EXOTIC,
1'x3', $1.00/ea. (941)473-9321

6180 HEAVY/CONST.
EQUIPMENT

1990 INT. 8000 8 YARD DUMP
Cummins diesel, good rubber,
Lg. hitch, Runs perfect. $12,500
obo (941)-575-4375

6190 TOOLS/MACHINERY

AC/FAN, Outside $55. 941-
613-2199 AFTER 4PM PC
BENCHES, Drill Press, Table
Saw, Wellsaw, Craftsman Shaper,
Misc. Tools., Carved Oak Gun
Cabinet. (941)-766-0865
COMEALONGS, (2) RATCHET
TYPE. GOOD CONDITION. $10
EACH. 941-286-5601
DRILL PRESS, ENCO, heavy
duty, 12 speed $100.
941-697-9991
FASTENER BOXES, 3 tier, metal
frame,boxes filled w/fasteners
$125. 941-286-5601
GARDEN TOOLS, $10. 941
613-2199 Port Charlotte
GENERATOR 3600 Watt 7 HP
Gentek OHV Eng.B4 season
$399. 941-224-6031
MIG WELDER, Campbell Haus-
feld, 115V w/cart & tank hookup
no tank $175. 941-380-3342
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 ,new hose
HONDA, 2400 PSI-5 HP
$175.00****SOLD****
PRESSURE WASHER "brand
new" Sears 2550 PSI 14" wheels,
cost $395. Sell $245. sold sold
ROOFING KIT, Bostitch roofing
gun, 2 tear off shovels & square
shovel. $100. 941-286-5601
SAW 2 man antique tree cutting,
6', good handles, exc. cond. for
age. $100. 941-286-5601
SAW BLADES for Wright recip.
saw, new 941-697-9991
$25.00
SCAFFOLDING 48" adj. plat-
form, 500# cap, paid $111, sell
for $75 941-286-5601
SCAFFOLDING 48" adj. plat-
form, 500# cap, sells now @
$111, buy now $75 285-5601
WEED WACKER Ryobi Trimmer
w attach:pruner/edger/hedger
$185.00 Phone: 609-354-8244
WORKBENCH 6 ft long excellent
condition $75 call 941-625-
7882.


6220 OFFICE/BUSINESS
EQUIP/SUPPLIES

BINDING MACH. GBC Image
Maker 2000 8.5 X 11, Exc. cond
$175 Details 769-0828
CABINET, FILE, for documents.
$20. 941-613-2199 PC
HUNDREDS OF Preowned desks,
files, chairs, conf tables. OFFICE
OUTFITTERS 881 E Venice Ave.,
Venice 485-7015, 800-330-9215


6220 OFFICE/BUSINESS
EQUIP./SUPPLIES

NOTEBOOKS (28) Spiral,
(16)Filler paper,(33)Pocket Fold-
ers $18/all 941-769-0828
OFFICE FURNITURE, Desks,
tables, chairs, etc. as new!
941-468-0956

6225 RESTAURANT
SUPPLIES

BELGIAN WAFFLE MIX, only $5
per 5 Ib bag. Only 16 boxes left.
PIs call 941-284-4635.

6231 BIRDS

LOVEBIRDS, PAIR, with new
cage, $150 OBO (941)-876-4024

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, DOMESTIC short-
hair,6 wks. 1 female and 3
males, grey & white $10.
(941)-979-8622

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.
ALASKAN HUSKY, 4 month old
for sale. No papers $300. Please
leave a message at 941-979-
8877.
BORDER COLLIE Puppies & 6
Yr. old Male. ABC Reg. $400. ea.
941-624-0355 or 941-875-5253
CHIHUAHUA, AKC MALE born
on, 8-19-07, has all paper
loveable, moving, can't take
him, asking $250.
941-726-2661
FEM POM 1 YR w/reg cert sold
ONLY to a loving/caring/resp
home-$450 941-615-7588






GORGEOUS PAPILLON puppies,
CKC, small, shots & health cert.
$300. (863)-465-4950
HAVANESE AKC 12wks, Male
& female. $1200/ea; 1 yr old
Female $900. Days 941- 445-
4176 or 941-830-8606
MALTESE Small male
$400
(239)-543-2145


Miniature Pinschure Puppies
Vet Certificate & Puppy Pack
$275 (941)779-4706
PAPILLION PUPPIES, ready May
28. Males. Very small. $500/up.
941-743-7210 or 456-3367
POODLE Toy, Dark Brown
MALE $350.
(239)-543-2145
SHELTIE, PUPPY, F, 12wks, CKC
reg, shots, sable/white. $450
941-257-2004
SHEPHERD DOBIE MIX, 3 yr., F,
55 Ib, friendly, must have fenced
yd. $45. (941)-465-0674.
SHIH TZU AKC, F, 20 wks, small,
all shots, heath cert., microchiped.
$500. 941-270-0201


SHIH TZU Pups, male 10 weeks
old, vet checked & certified,
$450.00 each (941)575-7158
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.
SPOTTED BENGAL WITH
PAPERS, SPAY FEMALE, 6YRS
OLD $200. OBO (941)-625-6530
TOY Yorkie Pups, CKC Reg-
istered, 1st Shots, Health
Cert. $600. 941-889-7830

6236 PET SUPPLIES
& SERVICES

BIRD CAGE,TOYS,EXTRAS
$30.00 941-423-1219
DOG CRATE Petmate Large
2'Wx2'Hx3'D $25 423-8988
DOG HOUSES 2- Large
30"Wx30'Hx38"D $40 ea 941-
423-8988


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, Fits Win-
dow, 5000BTU. $40. 941-613-
2199
CLOTHES DRYER Amana.
Excellent condition. $150.00
941-697-3100


6250 APPLIANCES

DISHWASHER Fridgidare, Ultra
Quiet. VGC $40.00 Firm
941-639-5652 Leave Message
DRYER $125. Fridge $185. Lrg Bar
Fridge $75 Glass top Stove, black
$265. can deliver 941-626-3102
DRYER GAS LIKE brand new
condition white $95.00 941-623-
8108 941-268-6426
DRYER, Kitchen Aid. Good Con-
dition. $60. OBO SOLD!!
DRYER, SEARS Kenmore
Heavy Duty, Great Cond.,
$75 firm. 473-1497
DRYER, Whirlpool, Heavy Duty,
Large Capacity, Like New. $100.
941-698-0012
FOOD PROCESSOR, G.E., 4
SPEED. $30. 941-613-2199 PC
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FREEZER TAPPAN 20.3cuft
Upright, Frost free, White, $250.
REFRIGERATOR Hot Pointe (GE)
16.6cuft top frost free
freezer/fridg. $150.; GLASS
TOP TABLE $15 941-268-1647
MICRO CART Excellent. $20.
941-769-0828
MICROWAVE CONVECTION,
Countertop, grey $50. exc. cond.
941-769-0828
MICROWAVE, G.E., Gallery
series. Over the range. New.
$100. 941-235-1890
OVEN, B & D infrawave. As seen
on HSN. Like new. $90.00 obo
941475-2727
QUALITY USED APPLIANCES
Starting at $50. Delivery
Available. (941)-468-4020
REFRIGERATOR KENMORE
33X65, single door, 2 yrs old &
off-white. $300. 941-445-4881
REFRIGERATOR, 18 cu. ft., top
freezer. Gently used. Exc. condi-
tion. $125. 941-637-1113
WASHERS/DRYERS $139.
each or $270. Set
1 Year Warranty.
941-766-0226
WASHER & DRYER, Kenmore,
top load. Good Condition. $175.
.***** SOLD go**********

WASHER, Kitchen Aid, Good
condition. $60. obo
SOLD!!!
WATER COOLER GE SMARTWA-
TER hot and cold like new $50
743-5753

6260 MISCELLANEOUS

FRESH FLORIDA JUMBO
SHRIMP ARRIVING NOW @
$5.50/ LB & UP FL FRESH
STONE CRAB CLAWS Lg only no
lights! $6.50/up 941623-2100
ALUM. BOAT, flatbottom w/oars
$325 Weedeater $45 Roller blades
w/gear $75. 941626-3102
ATTENTION READY TO LOSE
Those unwanted pounds? We
need 23 more people in this
area to lose up to 301bs in the
next 30 days. 800-636-9972
www.feelingyourhealthest.com
BED QUEEN SIZE complete mat-
tress box spring frame head
board $75 941 474 0109
BEDSPREADS, 2 twin, mint
green. $10.00/both 941-475-
2727 pics via email
BLINDS NEW LEVOLOR WHITE
WOOD Blinds $30.00 941-423-
1219
CAP WHITE fits 5x6 bed
$300 941-637-4613
has rack like new
CARPET SCRUBBER, Hoover +
gal. of solution. pics via email.
$30.00. 941-475-2727
CHAIRS: 2 CAPTAINS deck
chairs, very nice, New $150 ea.,
Selling $150 pair. 3 Cubic ft
Fridge, $75. (941)-456-3301
CLOSING 4 SUMMER SALE
CONSIGNMENT BOATING Supplies
& Nautical Decor. Mariners Trading Co.
1035 Elizabeth St. PG 941-639-1340
COMFORTER SET double bed
lavender green floral
sheets $40 941-255-0247
FAUCET, Kitchen, Blanco with all
connections. pics via email
$100.00 OBO 941-475-2727
GRILL 3 burner, self ignit,
cover. Works great. New $695.
Sell $100. (941)-625-2604
GUN SAFE, SENTRY, fireproof,
60x21x16, shelving +separate amo.
vault $1000. 320-249-2556
MOBILE HOME STEPS 40 INCH-
ES HIGH W/HANDRAILS $125.00
PH.941-626-6879
OLD PEPSI MACHINE, works
$495. Woodchipper 8hp $395
Rider mower $325. 941-626-3102
PALM TREE, lighted, 7 ft. tall.
Great for inside or outside.
$55.00 obo 941-235-2203.


PINBALL MACHINE, newer style
(2) all the bells & whistles. Lots of
fun! $800 (863)-558-0198
PLATES SS/GOLD Plate Service
for 12+seving Pcs,cherry box
$150 941-698-1039
PRESSURE WASHER, 24000
PSI, $175.00 ***SOLD*****
ROLL TOP DESK $200.,
Electric practice amp, brand new
$125. Foosball table $35. (941)-
698-0373


6260 MISCELLANEOUS

SNEAKERS BOYS NIKE NEW
Size 4.5 $15.00 941423-1219
SNEAKERS GIRLS ADIDAS
SIZE 4.5 $15.00 OBO 941-423-
1219
SNEAKERS NEW BOY NIKES
Size 4 $15.00 OBO 941-423-
1219
SNEAKERS NEW MENS AIR Bal-
ance Shoe Size 11 $15.00 941-
423-1219
SNEAKERS NEW WOMENS NEW
Balance shoes Size 11 $15.00
941-423-1219
SNEAKERS, NEW GIRLS
SEQUINED Size 3 $15.00 941-
423-1219
TIRES P265-70 R17 (4) off
2006 Cady. selling for $200.
OBO. 941-496-9252
VHS/DUAL CAMCORDER/DIG-
ITAL TV/computer cables,tripod
$150 941-698-1039
WANTED-SMALL TRAILER or 4
lug trailer wheels.Up to
$150/trailer. 624-6360
WASHER AUTO, GE Hvy duty, ex
Irg cap., nds pump, 4 cycle, looks
good, $25. (941)-629-9684
WATER SOFTNER 15 mo. old
comp. w/salt tank $200
firm (941) 423-0794
WINDOW AC, NEW HAIER
$80.00 OBO 941-423-1219
WITCHCRAFT BOOKS (9).
Spells, Amulets, all things witch.
perfect cond $100 769-0828
WORKSHOES, NEW BLACK
size 11 $15.00 941-423-1219

6270 WANTEDTO
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 Vintage Baseball equip-
ment, Wood bats, balls, uniforms
& gloves. (727)-236-6545
CASH for all Gold jewelry
10,14 & 18K, Used, broken
or unwanted. Call Sonny.
941-416-7300 or 429-5181
A COLLECTOR BUYING
Old Fishing Lures,
Rods, Reels. 941-743-9114
I PAY THE MOST!


7000


TRANSPORTATION

$500! Police Impounds!
Cars from $500!
for listings call 800-366-9813 x 2888

7020 BUICK

1998 BUICK LA SABRE Custom,
65k, alloy wheels. Nice Car. Non
Smoker. $4,900. 941-460-8367






1998 BUICK REGAL
low miles, leather, fully loaded,
spotless in & out. $6,500.
941-493-4739
www.billbuckchevrolet.com

Mlarlow

Werner
2000 BUICK PARK AVENUE
Ultra- Completely Loaded!
Only 53,000 mi! $9,995.
(941)-639-3175
marlowwerner.com

7030 CADILLAC

1988 CADILLAC D'ELEGANCE
Always garaged, ong. owner very bw
miles, Top of the line Loaded, never
damaged, best of care $5750. obo
941497-6841 or 413433-3778
1998 CADILLAC DEVILLE,
Gray, only 72K, loaded! Exc.
Cond! $4,750. (941)-456-2052
1998 CADILLAC Sedan D'Ele-
gance SHOWROOM Cond. 69k
miles, 24mpg hwy. 941-575-
1969
2000 DEVILLE, 50K. Silver, Car-
riage roof, Flawless, Garage kept.
Nicest! $8,100. 941-286-7740
2005 CADILLAC STS
24,000 miles $18,990
1-800-784-9309
2005 CADILLAC XLR
34K MILES $30,988
1-800-784-9309
Place a photo in your
ad for only $10.00.
Dora from Port Charlotte
did and she sold her car
on the 1st phone call
from her ad!!!
Call the Sun Newspapers
Classified Dept.
@ 866-463-1638 for info

7040 CHEVROLET

1986 CHEVY CAVALIER 4cyl,
automatic, cold ac, New tires,
40k, Drives new! $1450/obo sold
sold
1987 CORVETTE CONVERT-
IBLE 27K mi., showroom cond.
All numbers match, adult driven.
$18,500. (941)-232-2148


7040 CHEVROLET

1994 CHEVY CAMARO, $800.
sold sold
1994 CHEVY CAPRICE CI. Sta-
tion Wagon- Sharp looking, many
new parts, well maintained,
$3,550. obo. (941)-423-4057
1994 Chevy Lumina blue,
V6,172K miles, runs good, looks
good. *******SOLD*********
1996 CHEVY IMPALA SS,
shiney black, 100K mi., many
new parts, dependable, senior
owned, no rust, garaged &
covered, asking $8500. No
Dreamers. Call 941-639-6098.

Marlow

Werner
2000 CHEVY IMPALA,
Real Nice Car!
Only 58,200. mi. $6,995.
(941)-639-3175
marlowwerner.com






2001 CHEVY METRO 4dr
sedan, runs & looks new. New
tires & brakes $3,000. obo. 941-
624-3754 or 941-258-5397
2002 CHEVY MALIBU, 67K,
Loaded. V6, Clean. good tires.
$5370. (941)-833-2200 dlr
2003 CHEVY Malibu 82K,
Gold, 6 cyl 4 dr, Loaded, Private
sale, $4300 (941) 484-5507

7050 CHRYSLER


Conv. LAI, learner, Z ,uuu
1 owner miles, showroom condi-
tion! $7,750. (941)493-4739
www.billbuckchevrolet.com






2006 CADILLAC STS 16k one
owner miles, showroom condi-
tion, factory warranty, leather,
Bose, over $41,000 new!
$19,950. (941)-4934739
www.billbuckchevrolet.com
2006 CHRYSLER CROSSFIRE
LTD 20K $19,990
1-800-784-9309

7060 DODGE

1991 DODGE STEALTH New
paint, stereo, $1500/obo
(941)-445-5390

7070 FORD

1994 FORD TAURUS Sedan,
A/C, stereo, $950/obo. Call 863-
444-9114. (PG).
1999 FORD CONTOUR SE, PW,
PL, Alum wheels, great cond.
$3550. 941-833-2200 dlr

Marlow

Werner
2002 FORD TAURUS,
Great Transportation!
Really Nice! $6,995.
(941)-639-3175
marlowwerner.com
2004 FORD MUSTANG Cony.,
red w/black top, 5 spd., loaded
45K mi. $7000. 941-769-2111.


Auto, only 4ZK miles, power
package, immaculate. $7,750
www.billbuckchevrolet.com
2008 FORD EXPEDITION LTD
LOADED! $29,990
1-800-784-9309
2008 FORD MUSTANG
SHELBY 300 MILES
$43,950 1-800-784-9309




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7080 JEEP

1991 JEEP WRANGLER 4.0,
6cyl, auto, AC, 40k mi on '96
eng. $3333. 941-391-0514
2005 JEEP WRANGLER Rubi-
con Unlim. 21K mi. $16,950.
360-509-2500
2009 JEEP WRANGLER X
HARD TOP 3K MILES $21,988
1-800-784-9309

7090 LINCOLN

1995 LINCOLN MARK VIII good
condition. $2,250.00 941-255
9544
1995 Lincoln Towncar, Signa-
ture series. $2500 Loaded, good
cond. (941)-493-6215


7090 LINCOLN

1996 LINCOLN TOWNCAR,
cold air, 183K Hwy mi., 17mpg
city, 27 mpg hwy., $1800. Engle-
wood. (920)-246-9888






1998 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL
Sr. 1 owner. EX cond. 64K miles,
$4900/obo sold sold sold
2001 LINCOLN TOWN Car Sig-
nature Series. ONLY 27K miles. 1
owner, immaculate. $9750.
(941)-380-8118

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
1995 MERCURY COUGAR
Excellent cond. 73k miles,
$3500/obo (941)-697-0854

7110 OLDSMOBILE

1994 OLDS Cutlass Cruiser
Wagon, 6 cyl., auto, air, great
shape, $1650. 716-713-7150.

7130 PONTIAC

1994 PONTIAC Sunbird, 4 cyl.,
auto, 90K mi. 4 door, clean,
$1750. Call 716-713-7150.

larlow

Werner
2005 PONTIAC GRAND AM
GT, Loaded & a Real Nice
Car! $9,995.
(941)-639-3175
marlowwerner.com

7135 SATURN

PRO-POWER
AUTO SALES
(941) 627-8822
USED SATURN SALES
PARTS & SERVICE
"THE SATURN GUYS"
........*****
97 SL2 Sedan........$1,695
97 SL1 Sedan........$1,795
01 SL2 Sedan........$2,295
99 SL1 Sedan........$2,395
97 SL2 Sedan..........$2,495
98 SC1 Coupe...........$2,595
02 SL2 Sedan............$3,195
98 SC2 Coupe...........$3,495
01 SC2 Coupe...........$4,195
00 SL2 Sedan............$4,595
02 SL1 Sedan............$4,695
01 SL2 Sedan............$4,795
00 SW2 Wagon .........$4,895
01 SW2 Wagon...........$5,295
04 Ion Sedan..............$5,295
06 Ion Sedan..............$7,495

All rated over 30 MPG

7145 ACURA

2005 ACURA TL 46K MILES
$18,988
1-800-784-9309
2007 ACURA RDX 19,000
MILES $27,988
1-800-784-9309

7148 BMW

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
2003 HONDA INSIGHT, Hybrid,
auto, 60 mpg+, 47K mi., garage
kept, well main. $10,900
(941 -6394463
2005 HONDA ACCORD
HYBRID $13,990
1-800-784-9309
2007 HONDA ACCORD
$15,988
1-800-784-9309

7163 HYUNDAI

2004 HUYUNDAI ACCENT, 4-
dr, auto, silver, almost 28K miles.
A/C, tinted windows, pin stripes,
radio, cassette player, good
cond. $4700 obo. 941-625-7337

7165 INFINITI

Ei





1996 INFINITI G20 1 owner,
53k miles, auto, loaded, like
new!! $6,750 941-4934739
www.billbuckchevrolet.com
2005 INFINITY
FX35 31K $24,980
1-800-784-9309
2005 INFINITY G35 SEDAN
BLACK $18,990
1-800-784-9309


7170 ISUZU

1995 ISUZU PICKUP turn key,
cold a/c 5 speed trans. Runs
Great. $1100. Call 941-441-
5173

7175 JAGUAR

2006 JAGUAR X-TYPE
29K MILES $16,988
1-800-784-9309


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7180 MAZDA


j33, I owner, Learner,
Sunroof, Immaculate
Condition $5500 941-585-
9640

7190 MERCEDES

2006 MERCEDES S500
$37,980
1-800-784-9309

7200 NISSAN







1983 280ZX 1 owner 120k
miles, Runs & drives perfect
$4900/obo 941-302-3135
1997 NISSAN SENTRA GXE low
miles, runs & drives great, full
power, CD, est. value $2500. will
sell 4-$1750. obo 941-623-8694

7205 SPORTS CARS

1993 CORVETTE CONVERT.
86k mi, auto, Rare Aqua metalic
& White. $9,000. obo
239-218-5454
Located in Venice
1996 CORVETTE Collector's Ed.
Lt-4. 6 Speed, Original owner,
24K mi., mint cond. $23,900.
(941)-493-0591
2006 PORSCHE 911
Cabriolet $53,990
1-800-784-9309

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

7206 SAAB

2007 SAAB 9-3
AERO CONVT 27K $24,988
1-800-784-9309

7210 TOYOTA

1987 TOYOTA Celica Cony.,
high mileage, good cond., auto,
test drive, $1500 obo. 258-7413
1994 TOYOTA CAMRY 4cyl,
135k miles, Good cond.
$3000/obo (941)-769-2121
1996 TOYOTA CAMRY. 117K
Looks and runs exc. Punta Gorda
area. $3500 obo 231-590-6600
1997 TOYOTA CAMERY LE
Senior owned, clean cond. white
w/grey inter. 96K miles $4500.
!!SOLD in 1 DAY!
2000 TOYOTA CAMRY, 6 cyl,
cloth, 58K mi., some dents,
estate vehicle, $7500 obo. Steve
(941)-740-4300.
2007 TOYOTA CAMRY
$17,980
1-800-784-9309
2007 TOYOTA PRIUS Hybrid
with 27,000 miles. $17,500.
941-244-3115 or 941-232-5012.
2009 TOYOTA COROLLA XLE
fully loaded, 8000 miles.
$14,000 obo. 941-769-2111.

7220 VOLKSWAGEN

1973 VW THING
26K $13,990
1-800-784-9309
2007 VW PASSAT
$21,990
1-800-784-9309


7250 ANTIQUES/
COLLECTIBLES
1950 FORD F-1 p/u frame off
restoration, all orig. No rust, Cali-
fornia truck, 46K mi. Steal at
$19,500. 941-623-2443.






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. $32,500
Must sell 941-416-2490
1963 CHEVY STEPSIDE. origi-
nal eng., newer paint, bed & tires.
Runs & looks great! $7,500.
(941)-474-7832
1970 Plymouth Barracuda,
$4000,75000 miles,manual,8
cylinder,green with black interior,
my email:
martinzogran@msn.com,
phone: 503-213-9791
WANTED: MODEL T FORD PARTS
PRE-1950 CAR PARTS. LITERA-
TURE, LICENSE PLATES, AUTOMO-
BILIA (941)-408-9601

7252 BUDGET BUYS

#1 WANTED Junk or running
cars/trucks, honest, top $$$
paid. Call me! 941-258-4472.
198... chevy camaro
1985 CHEVY CAMARO, runs
good, good paint, moving, must
sell. $1000 obo.
(941-237-6472 Larry.
1993 Nissan NX2000 2.0 5sp,
runs good! But needs new starter.
$500 or trade (863)-558-0198


1995 OLDS CUTLASS
SUPREME This is a Retiree non
smoker car, clean, low miles,
cold AC, New tires. $2400.
(734)-834-3463
1996 ACURA Integra $650!
1997 Toyota Camry $700! Police
Impounds from $500 For listings
800-366-9813 Ext 9427






1996 GMC SAFARI CARGO
VAN 4.3Vortec, auto, AC, 55k
miles, Runs/drives excellent
$2400/obo 941-925-3424
1997 SATURN SL Cold air,
5spd, Good shape. $1200/obo
941-661-4372 or 889-8306
CASH FOR YOUR CAR.
RUNNING OR NOT! Honest &
Reliable! 941-286-4599
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
CASH FOR YOUR CAR.
RUNNING OR NOT! Honest &
Reliable! 941-286-4599
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


7260 AUTOS WANTED 7290 VANS


Junk & Abandoned
VEHICLES REMOVED!!
COULD BE WORTH $$$$ 697-
7222 OR 475-9007


Top Dollars Paid for
Cars, trucks, vans, an
cond. (941)-650-578
WE BUY CARS
$300 CASH +UP
Frank 276-0204
*Junk Cars Wanted*
24/7 Fair $ paid
941-286-3122, 941-623-5550
JUNK or RUNNING cars/trucks
wanted, honest, top $$ paid. Call
me! 941-2584472.

7270 AUTO PARTS/
ACCESSORIES

A/C CONTROLLER w/rear def
for 1999 Dodge T/C minivan
$150. OBO. 941-626-3265
BENCHSEAT FOR VAN GM : grey,
reclining buckets, center seat /con-
sole. $100. 203-506-5101
FORD FLAT-HEAD V-8, 49-53
Overhauled plus 2nd motor. All for
$1800/obo (941)-270-2697

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MOTOR 1989 GMC 4.3 Liter V6
80K Ready to Go $400 OBO 941-
626-3265
RIMS JAGUAR W/TIRES LATE
MODEL ALUM W COMP/TA
245/50 R17 $50EA(4) 255 0554
ROLL BAR for full size
p/u $100
941 258 0854
Roll bar for full size p/u
$100.00, 941-258-0854
SHOP MANNUAL, 1985 Chevy
light duty truck 10-30 series. $15
941-475-0148
TIRES (2) Goodyear Wrangler
Wt.Letters LT225/75R16 like
new $85. 941 474 0708
TIRES, NEW, chrome rims, 2-
185X70-14. 2-225X70-15. All
$200. 4 Alum. wheels S10 Blazer
15X7 all $100. (941)-456-3301.
TIRES, USED, 215/60 R16 (2)
BOTH $15.00
CELL 941-661-7434
TIRES, Used, 3BF Goodrich
P265/60R18 109T Radial TA
$65. Call 941-456-0936
WANTED-SMALL TRAILER or 4
lug trailer wheels.Up to
$150/trailer. 624-6360

7290 VANS

1986 DODGE Boy 250 work van
with shelves, no a/c. $900. Runs
great. (941)-228-5533
1995 NISSAN QUEST XE Auto,
cold AC, V6, loaded, FL van.
102k. Great cond. $1750.
(941)-833-0504
1998 CHEVY CARGO VAN 1
Ton Ex shape, 1 owner,
$3595/obo (941)-623-2100
1998 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN-
TRY V6, Auto, leather, new tires.
$1750/obo (941)468-1489
1999 DODGE GR CARAVAN
SPORT SE (AWD) 130k mi,
$2750 941-743-5191/286-6892
2000 FORD WINDSTAR 6 cyl.
tow pack, double sliders, runs
great $2600. 716-713-7150.


ZvvV I-UKU t-i~u uargo
Van, White, Ice cold AC, Runs
very wel. Great work van.
Tinted windows. $2500/obo
(941)-536-1728
2002 DODGE Hi-Top van leather,
DVD, TV, Ex cond. 64k miles.
$5,000 (941)-258-7160 or hm
***SOLD**
2003 F-250 White Cargo van,
Good cond! New tires. Approx.
50K mi. $8,200. (941)-769-9344

7300 TRUCKS/ PICK-UPS

1987 CHEVY BOX TRUCK
80k miles Runs good, $1900
Make offer (941)475-4562
1994 FORD F150 XLT SB, 5.0
AC, Auto, Loaded! Two/toned nice
cond. 1st $1500. sold sold
1996 Dodge Dakota
auto, V6 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
1996 FORD F-250 4x4, Power
Stroke diesel. All power, No rust.
goose neck hitch. $7000/obo
(941)-575-4375
1997 F-350 CREW CAB
DUALLY 5.81 V-8, auto, AC,
80k miles, Lift gate,
$3900/obo 941-925-3424
1997 F-350 Dually Utility bed
truck 7.3 turbo Diesel, auto, AC,
130k. Nice cond. Must sell
$4900/obo 941-922-9577
2000 DODGE 3500 Reg cab
PW, PDL, cold A/C, Auto 5.9 litre.
$4,300. ***SOLD***
2000 FORD Ranger V-6 5 spd.
AC, CD, very hi. hwy. mi. looks &
runs great $1250. Firm. 380-2070.
2002 NISSIAN FRONTIER
4cil, 5speed, low miles, new tires,
looks & runs like new. Senior
owned, garaged, topper available,
no dissapointments. $6475.
call Bob at 941468-3375


SLT, HEMI, Onl.y50ol mile.
All pow,, N exhaust, Cold AC,
Ppivate ownep, Excellet condition.
Lot, of Ex, s. Musta $12,000
941-650-8014


Superbau 4.U vo, Auto, H/C,
CD, power package, chrome
wheels. Clean truck. $8,984
(941)493-4739
www.billbuckchevrolet.com
2004 CHEVY SILVERADO,
3500 Dually, diesel, 4x4, 4dr,
loaded, 43Kmin. $24,500.
941-979-2116

Mlarlow

Werner
2005 CHEVY SILVERADO,
Ext. Cab, Joe Gibbs
Performance Edition.
Loaded! $13,995.
(941)-639-3175
marlowwerner.com
2006 DODGE Ram Quad SLT,
Thunder Road Pkg, 5.7 Hemi,
loaded, sunroof, rear slider, 20"
rims, like new only 24K mi
$16,900. 941-626-7682.


7300TRUCKS/ PICK-UPS

2006 JEEP WRANGLER X red
4.0 Inline 6 cylinder, 6 speed
manual, 3" Pro Comp Suspen-
sion Lift, 33" tires 33,000
miles, tube bumpers.
$12,000 firm call
Art 941-429-0520






2007 FORD F150 4x4 white,
27k miles, factory warranty, one
owner, v8, auto, a/c. $16,500.
(941)-493-4739
ww.billbuckchevrolet.com






2008 CHEV COLORADO
1 owner, just 31 actual miles! My
loss is your gain, save thou-
sands! fact warranty, GM Certi-
fied! $12,500 (941)-4934739
www.billbuckchevrolet.com
Place a photo in your
ad for only $10.00.
Dora from Port Charlotte
did and she sold her car
on the 1st phone call
from her ad!!!
Call the Sun Newspapers
Classified Dept.
@ 866-463-1638 for info

7305 SPORT UTILITY/
VEHICLES

1996 FORD Explorer Sport,
loaded, Red/Tan, 96K, new trans,
excellent for family or work.
$2,950. (941)-286-8294
1997 FORD EXPLORER, V8,
2WD, 153k mi., new AC, rebulit
tranny, Runs great, looks great!
$2,300. obo (941)-624-3399
1997 OLDS BRAVADA, all
power, air, good running condi-
tion, $2800. (941)-8330727.






2006 CHEVROLET Suburban LT
4x4 One owner, GM Certified
w/warranty, leather, DVD, Sun-
roof, Impeccable! $49,450 new.
$19,950. (941)-493-4739
www.billbuckchevrolet.com


Ilmlteu, learner,r am row, uva,
low miles, red/gray, sunroof.
$14,500. (941)4934739
www.billbuckchevrolet.com
*_- --


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

Marlow

Werner
2008 HONDA ELEMENT,
Only 4,900 mi! $19,576.
(941)-639-3175
marlowwerner.com

7341 TRAILER
& ACCESSORIES
18' ICE CREAM CONSESSION
TRAILER AC, windows, dual axel
$5000. (317)-209-6462
2000 10 TON GOOSE NECK
trailer good tires, dual tandem,
$3800/obo (941)-575-4375


7341 TRAILER
& ACCESSORIES

2005 16X8X6.5H, HAULMARK
TRP. DIx. Near new cond!
Ramp+side door & extras.
$3,300. 941-624-3701
BOAT TRAILERS
Continental & First Load.
Discount Pricing.
17marinellc.com
Open 7 Days a Week!
KAYAK TRAILER fits 4
$1195. (941)-468-5486
OPEN & ENCLOSED Utility
Trailers, Trailer Hitches & Wiring.
Two-Morrow's Enterprises,
9414609700.
SAILBOAT TRAILER FOR
APPROX 22' BOAT. SURGE
BRAKES. $495 (941)639-7314
UTILITY TRAILERS
AT Great Prices
WEST COAST TRAILER
(941)698-9902
UTILITY Trlr Open, 5'Wx10'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. 217-8258554
1985 HONDA ELITE 250cc
Scooter, 5900 mi., runs like new,
red, $900. (941)-629-9684
1988 HONDA GOLDWING
GL1500 Intercom, CB &
Reverse. 79153 miles,
$6000/obo (941)-505-9447
1996 HONDA REBEL, $1,600.
'95 Honda 600 VLX $2,000. '81
Honda CB400T. $1500. All in Exc.
cond! (941)457-0279 Pt. Char.
1998 HD Fat Boy, 1 owner, great
cond., well maintained, lots of
extras. 29K mi. $8500.
(941)-270-2497, Englewood.


UUw) nn-L i [nuM A\IU M uu
mi. Warranty, mint. $11,500.
(941-743-7183
2005 VENTO 150cc scooter,
1200miles, like new with extras
RED!!! $1300. 941-697-8268
2006 H.D. Heritage Softail
Classic, 7500 mi., exc. cond w/
extras $14,500. (941)628-4520
2006 HARLEY DAVIDSON
Street Bob, fully loaded,
upgraded pipes, neon lighting,
garage kept, miles under 5K,
$9,800. (941)- 661-4516.
2006 HONDA 750 Shadow,
mint, very low miles, extras.
$4800. Venice (248)-568-4527
2006 MOPED, Verucci, 50cc,
$375. Call (305)-812-3588
2007 H.D. Ultra Classic, black,
19k mi, exc. condition, many
extras. $19,500. (941628-4520


2007 HONDA INTERCEPTER
800 700 miles, Showroom
cond$8500/obo (941)-628-5013
2008 Harley Davidson Ultra,
race tuner kit, Reinhart exhaust, 2
seats, Stock & Corbin, pearl
white & black pearl trim, under
45K mi, lots of extra crome.
$19K. (941)-876-1959
2009 KAWASAKI KLX250S
Never off road, less than 800
miles $3995. (941)-468-0452
HARLEY DAVIDSON 1984 XLX
1000cc, 2nd owner & prof. main-
taned, $2800. (941)475-3464
PG MOTORSPORTS
has moved to 1838 Tamiami Tr.,
accross from Palm Auto.
All Bikes warranteed for 2 years
or 24,000 miles.
941-575-0241


SUNCOAST BOATING


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


"SAVE DOLPHINS"
Donate your Boat or Auto to
support Clearwater Marine
Aquarium's marine life
rescue work. Tax Deductible.
(727)-459-7208.
10FT. ALULUMIN Jon Boat
w/1.2 hsp. game fisher engine.
******** SOLD*******

14' 1957 FIBERGLASS $150 ,
18' Alum V-hull $200 w/ trailers,
no motors. (941)474-2776
16' 1984 BAYLINER w/ trlr,
85HP Force, bimini, SS prop,
runs great! $995. **SOLD**
16' FIBERGLASS BOAT w/35HP
Evinrude, runs great w/galv. trail-
er. Cheap reliable old boat. $800.
**********SOLD***********

18' WELLCRAFT, Center Con-
sole 1992 w/ trailer, 110 HP
Johnson asking. $4500.
(941)-637-8870


erman w/Trailer, CC, T-Top,
FF, VHS, EBox, 200HP Yama-
ha 4 Stroke. Titled Jan. 08
Only 150 hrs. $19,000. Must
Sell! (941)-815-7978
20' MAKO CC, 1989, 150
Yamaha 1996, 2002 boat trail-
er. $8000. (774)-264-0666


CASH TODAY
For Your Boats &
Jet Skis
(941)-268-7516

21'10" 2008 NAUTICSTAR Bay
Boat, 150 Yamaha w/ 44 hrs., T-
Top, Trim Tabs, Trolling Motor,
Garmin 545 Fishfinder. Lift Kept
at PGI. $30,300. 724-321-2954

21.5DC 1998 AQUASPORT
200hp Johnson ob, gps, vhf, live
well, trailer, dual bat, 100gl gas
tank, 8gl fresh water, CG pack-
age. $12,000 941-628-9327.






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' 1987 MAKO W/ 225
Yamaha Runs, Needs some
work. Comes w/ kicker &
trailer. $4500/obo (941)-258-
1310

22' 2002 GRADY-WHITE 222
Fishermen, 225 Yamaha 4-stroke
trl. incl. T-top, Furuno 1850,
181hrs, Loaded! 231-624-3260


SPRING BOAT SALE!
30' Maxum, 2000, $45,900.
26' CrissCraft Dk 99, $17,900.
25' Grady White, '91, $19,900.
26' Regal, '99, $29,900.
33' Searay SD, '94, $27,500.
Starboard Yacht Brokerage
(941)-637-7788
34' SEA RAY SunDance All
amenities, $26,500/obo inclds
tandem trailer. (941)-623-2100

CLEARANCE SALE
New '08 Seafox
21'-25' Selection
Great Prices & Financing.
RV World Inc of Nokomis
2110 US 41- Nokomis
941-966-7182
TO ADVERTISE
IN BOATER'S
BARGAINS
IN WATERLINE
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7331 SAILBOATS

21' MCGREGOR 3 sails, 1 main,
Gib & Jenny, 8hp Hatso,trailer, life
jackets $2900 (941)-627-2747
29' 1976 ERICSON Sloop 23HP
Universal diesel engine, new
sails, roller furling, self steering,
good cond. Asking $17,000 obo.
Call 941-505-2228.


7332 PERSONAL
WATER VEHICLES

2001 JET Ski Waverunner, 2
seater, great shape, low hrs.
fresh water use only, just tuned
up, trailer incl. $2,695 obo.
(941)473-2461

7333 MISC. BOATS

2001 SEA DOO GTX, 3 seats,
low hrs., adult owned, 60+mph,
$3300/obo. 941-587-1321

8'1" FIBERGLASS DINGHY "THE
DINK" BY AMERICAN SAIL
W/OARS $350 (941)-637-7852

7334 OUTBOARD/
MARINE ENGINES

70HP JOHNSON 1974 Runs
great. $500. SOLD SOLD

MERCURY 3.3HP, Runs & looks
new! ***SOLD********

7336 BOAT STORAGE/
DOCKING

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

PC PRIME Lewis Creek harbor
access, dock, electric, water, 85K
Ib lift. $180/mo. (941)-624-6845


7338 MARINE SUPPLY
& EQUIP.

50HP MERCURY, 4Cyl., T&T
Gas Tank and all controls plus
stand. $495.00 sold sold sold
ANCHOR. FORTRESS FX-23
Light and strong. Like new.$125
(941)639-3272
BACK REST. for Shearwater
leaning post, New condition
$190./obo. 941-639-9134
BOAT LIFT MOTOR, HiTide and
others, gear drive, new $165
941-697-9991
CLOSING 4 SUMMER SALE
CONSIGNMENT BOATINGSup-
plies & Nautical Decor. rrs Tradrg
Co. 1035 Elzab St F G 9416391340

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GPS Lowrance 1000 w/ map
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7338 MARINE SUPPLY
& EQUIP.

0/B BOAT COVER, 14x6, Tie
Downs, Heavy Duty, 2 Poles, Can
travel. $45.**SOLD**

PROP, SS Merc. 17PX14. New
$400, Sell $150. Imco SS thru
hull exhaust el's $40. SS boat lift
kit, $40. (941)-456-3301

PROPELLAR, SS left hand
merc/yam V6, as new. $150
941-697-9991

PROPELLER, SS Johnson V4
$100 941-697-9991

7339 CANOES/KAYAKS

OCEAN KAYAKS, 9.5', $350. &
11', $450. Comfort seats. Many
extras. Like new! (941)-475-4486


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(941)-626-8903


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


HALL'S TRUCKING
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Reasonable Rates & Reliable Service
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BILL
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ENTERPRISES
*Clear
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Culverts
Complete
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941-391-0694


CUUSTUIVI ILINUS
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S L a e r Steve LeVasseur, President
S-S U For all your construction needs, callus tod4
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CONSTRUCTION
CONTRACTING, INC.
Total Home Repair & Remodeling
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Room Additions -17
FREE ESTIMATES
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941-815-1912


BACKYA CITRUS CARE lNC
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BarDie's
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"WHERE
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CleanTime
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*Specializing in
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941-467-2023
Lic/Ins. References
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KLEEN BEE
GENERAL
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SERVICES
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Quality Service
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j COMPUTER &LAPTOP REPAIR
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Driveways
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T.H.S. INC.
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iasic Lan[scaplng
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Honest, Reliable,
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15 yrs. Experience
Lic. & Ins.
941-237-1823


"BEST PRICE FOR
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*Custom Home/Repaints
*Interior Exterior
Pressure Washing
Lic/Insured Free Estimates
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94 1 -S 5-8 1 84
Lic# AAA00101254


Larry's Painting
S And
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(941) 228-6747
FREE ESTIMATES
No Job Too Small
Northeast
Workmanship and
Reasonable Prices
Fully Licensed
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inieror/ xterior
CUSTOM
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Reasonable Rates
Interior is My Specialty
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* Concrete Staining
Any surface, any color
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488-3112
ocal Owner/Operator Since 198
Venice Area Only
Licensed & Insured


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25 year Pro Interior/Ext
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Remove/Install
Pre-Rent/Sale Spec.
Free Est, Ref, Lic, Ins.
941-496-9131
4 or 1 9
941-223-0941


Interior/Exterior
Painting
Mobile home
roof coating
SPECIALIZING IN
Mobile Home Repaint.
Serving Venice &
North Port for 30 years.
Free estimates.
Call Randy Gonyer
S(941) 492-9053
I ic. & InsJrepd


10% OFF coo


Liberty Painting
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www.libertypaintingservices.com
Interior/Exterior
Res/Comm.
Venetian Plastering
Licensed & Insured
25 Years Experience


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


ProTek Plumbing
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DO YOU HAVE SLOW DRAINS???
"WE OFFER COMPLETE ROOTER SERVICES"
"ALL YOUR
PLUMBING
REPAIR NEEDS"
License# CFC057933

475-3949 or 575-7324


Steve Fox
?.K Plumbing, LLC


941-235-1321
941-380-0147


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Lic#RF11067271


PLUMIIBING
* Slab & Wall Leaks
* Repipes One Call .
* Replace & Repairs Does I
* Backflow Jl l I
* Remodels
423-3058


State certified Precision Plumbing
Master Plumber and Leak Detection


U & Ins.
CFC1427378


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

Quality Decks
941-375-1103


(LEAR BLUE B&L Concrete Services
POOL SERVKICE Specializing in Complete Pool Packages

Ask Resurtacini
0oo l 10% OFF
Maintenancehis Ad
Bob Agreements $1,31thTisAd


626-7353
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AFFORDABLE
PRESSURE .
CLEANING
&
DETAILING
Quality Work at a
Reasonable Rate!
Lic. & Insured
Driveways
Roofs
Exteriors
Pool Desks Cages
941-237-1822


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


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


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


* Refrigeration Repair
* Servicing All Makes
& Models
* Residential &
Commercial


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


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


Kandy Haskett
Screening
Licensed & Full Insured
25 yrs. of experience
SPECIALIZING IN
RESCREENING
POOL CAGES
& LANAIS
Also Repairs, Entryways
Garage, Sliders
No Job Too Small
R80-1171


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SCOOTER
CLEARANCE SALE
Name brands 2 yr warr
BOOTY SCOOTERS
850 S. River Rd. Engl.
941-474-6550 or 888-474-6550

7370 CAMPERS/
TRAVELTRAILERS

WANTED
Motorhomes & Campers
We'll sell it! FREE
Skip Eppers RV's
941-639-6969 Punta Gorda


7370 CAMPERS/
TRAVELTRAILERS

2001 FRANKLIN PARK model,
34 ft., 18 ft. superslide, full-size
tub & shower, w/d. $9500. (941)-
681-2895 or 330-708-4260
21' CIKIRA TT 2007, used
once, still smells new. MUST
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28' 1995 5TH WHEEL
1 slide, Good cond. $4500.
(941)-637-6740
29' -TRAVEL TRAILER, Exc
condition. cover & many
extras $13K 941-585-5858
34' PARK MODEL, completely
furnished, enclosed lanai,in gated
community near Venice, (717)-
464-5438 or (941)493-8634


7370 CAMPERS/
TRAVELTRAILERS

38' FRANKLIN IMPERIAL
2003 Travel trailer, 2 slides,
Washer & dryer, Never trav-
eled. $8900. (941)-628-0803
or 941-629-3067

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
I Buy Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels
& Park Models. Pay Cash/Top
$$ Dave 813-713-3217


7370 CAMPERS/
TRAVELTRAILERS

MOBILE RV Repair Dometic
recalls, all appl, awnings,
leaks & etc. (941)-625-5386

7380 MOTOR HOMES / RVs

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


7380 MOTOR HOMES / RVs 7380 MOTOR HOMES / RVs


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

Platinum Clearance
08-09 Models Save$$$$$$
Many Models- Gas or Diesel
Great Pices- Great Financing.
Used from $49,900.
Let's Deal Today.!
RV World Inc of Nokomis
2110 US 41-Nokomis
941-966-7182


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RV'S WANTED
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We're the Best
Come see why!
Call: Mark
RV World Inc of Nokomis
2110 US 41- Nokomis 941-
966-7182
SATURN TOW-CARS.
15 to choose from.
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Kim
Cool
Let's Go!
Features Editor
kcool@venicegondolier.com
Opera lowers prices
Sarasota Opera is dan-
gling dollars before
ticket buyers.
Within the announcement
for the 50th anniversary 2009-
2010 season of the Sarasota
Opera, one finds the happy
news that ticket prices have
been reduced and the fall
season has been lengthened.
In both cases, opera fans are
the winners.
Last year's $25 seats will be
$19 per person and sub-
scribers who buy their tickets
before May 1, will get an extra
5 percent discount off single
ticket prices and, for the first
time, payment plans. Sub-
scription deals are $64.60-
$380 price for the four-opera
winter festival and $88.75-
$475 for a five-opera series.
Color the opera fans happy.
They have a beautifully
renovated and restored opera
house and now, an expanded
schedule and some lowered
prices.
The opera, in collaboration
with Sarasota Orchestra, will
open its fall season, Oct. 30
with Verdi's "La Traviata,"
followed by several outreach
concerts and other special
programs, including a concert
featuring principal artists
from "La Traviata" performing
favorite songs and arias for
guests seated on stage.
The winter season, running
Feb.6-March 21, will feature
the double bill of"Cavalleria
Rusticana" and "Pagliacci,"
Mozart's "The Magic Flute,"
Humperdinck's "Hansel and
Gretel," and "Giovanna d'Arco."
Internet sales of single
tickets will begin Aug. 1 and
box office sales of single seats
will being Sept. 1.
For information, call the
opera box office at 941-366-
8450, ext. 1 or visit www.sara-
sotaopera.org
Let the anniversary celebra-
tions begin!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


THE BEACH BOYS
RESCHEDULED
Due to a conflict in the tour
routing, The Beach Boys featuring
Mike Love and Bruce Johnston
originally scheduled for May 3 at
the Barbara B. Mann Performing
Arts Hall has been re-scheduled.
The new date is April 2, 2010.
Tickets previously purchased will
be honored for the new date
Contact the box office at
239-481-4849 for additional
information.

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.

JAMES TAYLOR
8 p.m. April 28.
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers.
239-481-4849 or
www.bbmannpah.com.


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SATURDAY

STEELY DAN/RENT PARTY'09
June 16.
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers.
239-481-4849
or www.bbmannpah.com.


'NORMAN, IS THAT YOU?'
April 29 May 17.
Lemon Bay Playhouse
96 West Dearborn St., Englewood.
941-475-6756.

NORTH PORT CHORALE
Through the Decades'
7 p.m. May 2.
North Port Performing Arts Center
6400 W. Price Blvd., North Port
941-426-8479.

'WILLIE WONKAAND
THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY'
May 5 May 24.
Venice Theatre
140 W.Tampa Ave, Venice.
941-488-1115.

'LEGENDS OF LAS VEGAS'
Las Vegas Comes to Punta Gorda
Four Las Vegas impersonators doing
the hits of Patsy Cline, Frank Sinatra,
Neil Diamond and Elvis.
7 p.m. May 6.
Charotte Harbor Event & Conference Center
75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda.
941-743-8236.

STEVEFEST
May 9.
Featuring Still Friends, Ron & Bari's
Roadside Revue, Mindy Simmons,
Mike Jurgensen and more
Bayshore Park
Charlotte Harbor.


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


April 22-23, 2009


Let's Go! Page 2


Marie
Merchant
Entertainment
Editor
mmerchant@sun-herald.com

'Take a hike'
efore the weather gets too
warm, join the staff of the
Charlotte Harbor Environ-
ment Center on their free two-
hour guided nature hike at 9 a.m.
Thursday at the Shell Creek
Preserve (located offWashington
Loop in Punta Gorda.)
The 370 acres of the preserve
are considered easy hiking.
If you can't make it Thursday,
the hike is offered again on April
29 or head over to Prairie Creek
Preserve (off U.S. 17, east of
Punta Gorda) at 9 a.m. Sunday
for a guided hike of the habitats
of scrub jays, flatwoods, palmet-
to prairies.
The Prairie Creek Preserve hike
is considered a workout.
CHEC offers this hike again on
May 2.
Be sure to bring water and
wear proper shoes.
Reservations are required. Call
941-575-5435.

Stop by Muscle Car City, 3811
Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
for K-9 demonstrations, the
SWAT and Dive Team and child
fingerprinting. Check out the
cars while helping to raise funds
for the Heineman family. A car
crash recently took the life of
little Sarah and her father was
left in serious condition.
For more information, call
941-268-1616.

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Publisher
David Dunn-Rankin
Let's Go! Editor
Marie Merchant
Phone: 941-206-1145
E-mail: letsgo@sun-herald.com
Fax: 941-629-2085
Mail: 23170 Harborview Road,
Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980
Let's Go! Web site:
www.sun-herald.com/letsgo
Please submit information at least
two weeks before the event.
To send items for the calendar, please
include the time, location, cost of tickets
and where to get them, and a
number to call for more information.






COVER STORY
April 22-23, 2009


Let's Go! Page 3


Gazebo gatherings

By KIM COOL the second and fourth featuring al fresco dining
FEATURES EDITOR Fridays, from 8 p.m. to in the evening.
Among the most 10 p.m. To see which They include, Luna
charming events in musicians are scheduled Ristorante, Cafe Venice,
Venice are the various in the coming months, T. J. Carney's Irish Pub as
musical concerts held at visit www.venicemain- well as Bresler's Ice Cream
the Gazebo, in Centenni- streetcom. Shop and Kilwin's ice
al Park, on the island, in "I have groups sched- cream and candy empori-
downtown Venice. uled all the way through um on Venice Avenue.
Last week, ukuleles the end of the year," There is plenty of
and mandolins were Quaretti-Lee said. parking and people
king. On the Tuesday, Mondays, from 4 p.m. bring their lawn chairs
Synergy performed. to 6 p.m. Folks gather to or blankets for whatever
On Friday, guitarist listen to the Happy Time group is scheduled.
Roy Schneider will Band. Fiddle and Steel Handicap parking is
entertain from 8 p.m. to will entertain from handy to the gazebo and
10 p.m. Schneider is a 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. the public restrooms are
popular local performer The gazebo also is a just across the lot from
who is active with the popular spot for wed- the gazebo.
Sarasota Folk Club. dings, which need to be Admission is free to
"Venice MainStreet arranged through these special events and
Inc. sponsors free Sarasota County and the quite often the musi-
concerts twice a month," City of Venice. cians are donating their
MainStreet Executive Music from the talent and talent.
Director KC Quaretti-Lee concert also can be On those occasions, it
said. "This is the second enjoyed from the is nice to offer a tip to
year we have been doing sidewalk tables at those help them defray the
this. The concerts are on downtown restaurants price of gas at least.


PHOTO COURTESY OF THE JAZZ CLUB OF SARASOTA
More than 2,000 attended the first Venice Jazz Festival held Sept. 29 at the gazebo in
Centennial Park. Venice's Dick Hyman hosted the event.


Some musicians come
from as far as Tampa.
Just west of the gazebo
is the Children's Interac-
tive Fountain. Lit at


night, it offers another
fun thing to see and do
in downtown Venice. If
it's a warm night, you
might want to wear a


swim suit, bring towels
and a change of clothes
so you can enjoy the
fountain and the music
at the same time.


Academy students present 'Wizard of Oz' at Van Wezel


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Students from Saraso-
ta's professional chil-
dren's school, the Julie
Rohrer Academy, have
been chosen to perform
with the professional
touring company of
"The Wizard of Oz."
The 12 area students
who attend the private
performing arts school
in Sarasota will perform
as munchkins during the
April 25-26 run of the
classic musical.
They were selected
during an audition with
choreographer Leigh
Constantine of the
national touring compa-
ny NETworks Presenta-


tions, LLC. Julie Rohrer
Academy, a pre-k-12-
grade school for stu-
dents in the performing
arts, is directed by Julie
Rohrer McHugh, who
was honored earlier this
month by the Communi-
ty Video Archives in
Sarasota.
The "Wizard of Oz"
version coming to the
Van Wezel is based on
one created by the Royal
Shakespeare Company
following the release of
the 1939 film starring
Judy Garland as Dorothy.
It contains all the hit
songs.
The set is based on
the Art Deco era of
Hollywood.


The Van Wezel Per-
forming Arts Hall is
located at 777 North
Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
Performances will be
at 2 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday and at 8 p.m.
Saturday.
Tickets are $45-$70
per person. Tickets may


be purchased at the box
office, by phone to 941-
953-3368 or online at
www.vanwezel.org.
For information about
Michael's on East buffet
meals prior to most Van
Wezel performances, call
941-366-0007 or visit
www.bestfood.com.


PHOTO PROVIDED
Students from Sarasota's professional children's school, the
Julie Rohrer Academy, have been chosen to perform with the
professional touring company of 'The Wizard of Oz" Saturday -
Sunday at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.






ENTERTAINMENT
Let's Go! Page 4


April 22-23, 2009


Charlotte Symphony Orchestra names new conductor


PROVIDED BY THE CHARLOTTE
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
With an eye toward
expansion and innova-
tion, the Charlotte
Symphony Orchestra has
announced the appoint-
ment of Maestro Toshi-
masaWada to lead
the orchestra in its 2009-
2010 season.
Wada, currently artistic
director of the Thayer
Symphony Orchestra of
Leominster, MA, will
debut as the CSO's
conductor in its first pops
concert of the season,
"Symphonic Fireworks,"
on July 4 at the Charlotte
Harbor Event and
Conference Center.
Wada replaces outgoing
music director and
conductor Janita Hauk,
who retired this month
after leading the CSO for
the past 16 years. James
Lawson, president of the
symphony's board of
directors, said the selec-
tion of Wada to lead the
symphony "marks a new


era for our organization.
"Janita did a fabulous
job in bringing our
symphony up to the
professional level it
has reached today,"
Lawson said. "Maestro
Wada will now take the
orchestra to the next
level. Our goal, and his, is
to make the symphony
more inclusive and
more appealing to every
age and economic group."
Lawson said Wada
brings to the symphony
not only years of experi-
ence as a conductor,
musician, and teacher,
"but also a vision for the
orchestra's growth that
includes preserving the
integrity of our classical
offerings, while offering
more innovative pops
and classical programs.
"We expect the commu-
nity to be surprised and
delighted with our new
season,"
Lawson said. "The
maestro's conducting
ability, along with his


CALENDAR EXTRAS


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.
Sunday at St. Raphael's
Church new Activity
Center located at 770
Kilboume Ave. Englewood.
The star of the show 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
941-473-2458.

Mother's Day
show
Celebrate Mother's Day
with a performance by Ida
Zecco in "Estro-Gin &
Tonic." The show will be
held at 7 p.m. May 2 at the
Cultural Center Theater,
2280 Aaron St., Port
Charlotte. "Estro-Gin &
Tonic" is a blend of
comedy and dramatic
storytelling. The material
has "adult humor."
Tickets are $15.
For more information,
call 941-204-0258.


wonderful sense of
humor and understand-
ing of his audience, will
be the new cornerstone
of the CSO."
Wada has served as
artistic director at the
Thayer Symphony since
1983.
He received his
undergraduate and
graduate degrees in
music from The
Catholic University of
America School of
Music, and was trained
in orchestral, opera,
and
ballet conducting,
spending another year
of study at the Kennedy
Center in Washington,
DC. In the early 1980's,
Wada was one of 12
applicants selected to
the International
Orchestra Conductors
Master Class, training
under renowned Mae-
stro Herbert Blomstedt
of the Dresden


Staatskapelle, the
world's oldest
orchestra.
As a community
advocate, Wada was
instrumental in estab-
lishing the Thayer
Symphony's "The Music
Connection," which
sends musicians into
elementary school
classrooms to expose
children to the wonders
of symphonic music. In
2002, he established the
Thayer Symphony
Orchestra's Community
Music School, which
provides music oppor-
tunities for all ages.
"Music provides great
opportunities for people
from all walks of life,"
Wada said. "It can help to
break down prejudices,
and heals the listener,
both emotionally and
physically. Music inspires
people."
Wada served as the
CSO's guest conductor on


March 1, leading the
orchestra in the
"Streisand Songbook," a
pops concert featuring
well-known soloist Valerie
Sneade.
He will return to the
Charlotte Harbor Event
and Conference Center
on July 4 to conduct
"Saluting the American
Spirit," the first pops
concert in the sympho-
ny's 2009-2010 season.
The concert begins at 7
p.m. and will be timed to
conclude shortly before
Punta Gorda's fireworks
display begins over the
Peace River at 9. Patrons
will be seated "cabaret-
style" at tables, rather
than in the traditional
theater format.


PHOTO PROVIDED
The Charlotte Symphony
Orchestra has announced
the appointment of Maestro
Toshimasa Wada to lead the
orchestra in its 2009-2010
season.
Tickets and more
information are available
by calling the symphony
offices at 941-625-5996.


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ENTERTAINMENT
April 22-23, 2009


Exsultate! presents final concert of the season


PROVIDED BY EXSULTATE!
The award-winning
chamber choir Exsultate!
presents "Starlight
Serenade," its final
concert for this season at
7:30 p.m. Friday and
3:30 p.m. Sunday in the
Grace United Methodist
Church sanctuary, 400
Field Avenue East on


Venice Island.
Exsultate! members are
highly-trained profes-
sional musicians, music
educators, and other
talented vocalists. The
chorale provides an
innovative program of
full participation in the
group and music schol-
arships for at last 5


outstanding Venice High
School vocalists
annually.
Artistic Director and
Conductor Durward
"Woody" McDonell says,
"Come welcome Spring
with us at this light and
joyful concert. We'll
feature Brahms' 'O
Schoene Nacht'; other


favorites such as 'Come
to the Fair,' 'Shenan-
doah', and 'I'll Be Seeing
You'; and a tribute to
Sigmund Romberg,
composer of 'Stoutheart-
ed Men', 'One Alone', and
'Desert Song'. Selections
by guests Venice High
School's Le Voci di
Venezia chamber ensem-


ble will be special treats."
The $17 tickets ($5 for
students) may be pur-
chased at the door or by


calling 941-484-8491.
Reduced-rate season
tickets are available for
next year's concerts.


Venice Symphony season winds down


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Guest conductor Alfred
Gershfeld will preside over
the final season concert of
the Venice Symphony April
24 and 25. He is the fourth
and final person under
consideration as the next
symphony maestro,
succeedingWesley John
Schumacher who resigned
earlier this year and was
awarded the title Emeritis
Director of the symphony.


PHOTO PROVIDED
The dramatic tenor and soprano duo, Stefano and Nina
Tanchietti, known as "Grande Romanza" will close Venice
Symphony's 2008/2009 season.



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The final concert will
open with Festive Overture
by Dmitri Shostakovich
and feature music from
"Show Boat, "My Fair
Lady" "Cats" and "Phan-
tom of the Opera."
Concerts are presented
at Church of the Nazarene,
1535 E. Venice Ave. The
final concert will be
presented Friday, April 24
at 8 p.m. and at 4 and 8
p.m. Saturday, April 25.
Tickets are $18-$25 per
person. Call 941-488-1010.


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April 22-23, 2009


You can bet your guacamole on Players' 'Smile'


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
The premise of "Smile,"
the Marvin
Hamlisch/Howard
Ashman musical at The
Players in Sarasota, is
simple a beauty
pageant.
The staging of the
movie musical/turned
stage musical is not so
simple. Director and set
designer Michael New-
ton-Brown met the
challenge in spades,
including the assembly of
a talented cast to sing and
dance the story from the
clever airplane ride to the


pageant town to the
placing of the crown on
the head of the winner.
Along the way, there were
multiple twists and turns
and several stories within
the story, which made for
ample opportunities to
showcase the depth of
talent within the cast.
As Brenda, the pageant
organizer who was herself
a onetime pageant
contestant, Kathleen
Abney was near perfect in
both looks and demeanor.
She then added sparkle to
the role with her great
voice. Leslie Dawley was
easily up to his role as


Brenda's ever-patient
husband and Austin
Collandra was a delight as
their perfect, if somewhat
mischievous son,
Little Bob.
Doria, played by Trina
Rizzo, deserves more than
a crown for her portrayal
of the big-haired (think
Dolly Parton) Doria, a
contestant determined to
win the contest no matter
what or so it seemed.
Turns out Doria had a
heart even bigger than
Rizzo's talent and wig
combined. The audience
was the big winner every
time she performed one


of her several numbers.
Nearly stopping the
show was the musical
cooking number, present-
ed as the talent entry by
Mexican beauty contes-
tant Maria. Played by
Kristina Greco, Maria
easily won the talent
show, giving her a leg up
on winning the whole
pageant but also infuriat-
ing one of the other
contestants.
Kelly Burnette's chore-
ography was in keeping
with the director's scheme
for imparting a cinematic
quality to the staging,
especially her Busby


Berkeley-like umbrella
number.
Jared Walker's costumes
were incredible and not
just because there were so
many of them. His
designs were right on the
money, from Brenda's
pageant-matron ensem-
bles to the silver sequin
jacket worn by David
Abolafia as Tommy
French.
Also in the cast were
Victoria Najmy, Krista
Hunsicker, Charlotte
Bertha, Amber Jackson,
Jay Bowman, Lee
Schlesinger, Allison
Rekow, CooperVos, Kat


Walton, Gary Altiero, Gino
Norman, April Barnwell,
Hannah Epstein, Joy
Lakin, Landyn Danell,
Holly Rizzo and Jillian
Smith.
The orchestra included
Jean Kaleb Joseph on
brass, Tommy Durante
and Michelle Kasanovsky
on keyboards and Paul
Henry on percussion.
Don't miss this one.
"Smile continues
through April 26 at The
Players, 838 North
Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
For tickets, call the box
office at 941-365-2494 or
visit www.theplayers.org.


PHOTO PROVIDED

HOW DID


THEY DO IT?
How would you create the sound of
boiling water? Footsteps in the snow,
breaking eggs, or crickets?
For the last four years, Englewood's
Lemon Bay Historical Society has been
proud to co-sponsor the live radio
drama productions of John MacKay's
OnStage Theatre at the Green St.
Church.


Cardboard boat
race coming
The Charlotte County
Young Professionals will
hold the 2009 CCYP
Redfish Tournament


Of particular amazement and
amusement have been the extraordi-
nary sound effects generated by sound
engineer Paula MacKay.
Sound effects were critical to the
success of all radio shows and Paula
can be rated up with the best.
Paula and John are pictured with
two popular sound devices the
opening, closing, squeaky door and
the walking, running shoes. Paula and
John will be doing a special presenta-
tion at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Green St.
Church, 416 Green St., Englewood.
Both John and Paula are experi-
enced performers, but enjoy the
creativity involved in mounting a
historic media for a live audience. It's
time to reveal the secrets to the
sounds! The Lemon Bay Historical
Society looks forward to welcoming
everyone to this special event. Atten-
dees are welcome to bring along their
own ideas of what might make a really
great special effect sound and totally
fool the audience.


Cardboard Boat Race
from 10 a.m. to 11:30
a.m. May 2 at Laishley
Park, 100 E. Retta
Esplanade, Punta
Gorda. Registrations
will be held at


8:30 a.m. You can
register online via
PayPal and start build-
ing your boat today.
For more information,
call 941-531-2317 or visit
www.ccypboatrace.com.


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with fun, friends and the panache of the
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The event will raise funds for Charlotte
County students to attend Enterprise
Village, a simulated city where students
learn how to make critical business,
financial, and personal decisions.
For Tickets or more info,
call 941-627-2222 or log on to
www.LeadershipCharlotte2009.com.
Sponsoredby:
Fawcett Memorial Hospital
Harbor Style Magazine
Kingsway Country Club
Charlotte Sun
Strang, Olsen & Lynch
Murdock Family Medicine
Kirschner Chiropractic & Wellness
D.M. Construction
First Community Bank
Golf USA
Florida Community Bank
Suncoast One Title
Merrill Lynch
Olmsted & Wilson, PA
Riverside Appraisal Services
Fritsch & Powell, LLC
Harbor Audiology, PA
6 0 *- S *Gulf Pointe Surgery Center
Mary Byrski, Attorney at Law
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Bring the family to Daytona Beach for the weekend


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Daytona Beach is like a
kaleidoscope. It is always
different.
Famous for the car races
which were born on its
miles of white beaches,
Daytona is preparing for
its annual Daytona Beach
International Festival
Family Days Saturday -
Sunday.
From noon to 5 p.m.
both days, the fun event is
geared for family fun.
There will be musical
performances, street
artists and more. The big
draw is LSO Brass on
Sunday.
Or maybe the big draw
is always that famous
beach, which is 500 feet
wide when the tide is out.
Even today, it is legal to
drive on several miles of
the famous beach. Access
points are well marked
throughout the town.
Make sure the tide is out
and that you know when
it will be back in and
watch out for all the
beachgoers, running,
walking and lounging on
the sand.
There are plenty of
restaurants along the
beach too in case you just
want to sit back and
watch others drive on the
sand or surf. If you need
surfing gear, the local


SUN FILE PHOTO
Trolley boat rides offer visitors a chance to see the town
from the streets and from the water.


Ronjon's is huge. The shop
is filled with all the gear
any surfer could need or
want and plenty of
Daytona souvenirs also.
Consider that Ronjon's
is just one of what seems
like 100s of shops lining
U.S. 1A, the main road in
Daytona Beach.
On City Island, there is
the Farmer's Market and
in the historic district,
antique shops and more
restaurants. You will not
go hungry at Daytona
Beach.

Lodging
There are more than
14,000 rooms in the
Daytona Beach area. Stay
in a Bed and breakfast,
motel or hotel. Rooms are


available in all price
ranges. Visit www.dayton-
abeach.com or your
favorite travel Web site or
travel professional.

Saturday offers
double fun
Saturday is also is
Florida Lighthouse Day.
While in Daytona, pay a


visit to the Ponce Inlet
Lighthouse just south of
town. That day, from 10
a.m.-2 p.m. enjoy newly
installed exhibits, see
demonstrations and enjoy
entertainment at Florida's
tallest lighthouse. There
will be special childrens
activities geared on the
1887 founding of the
Ponce Inlet Lighthouse.
The special event is
included with regular
admission to the light-
house.
More than 125,000
visitors head to the Ponce
Inlet Lighthouse annually.
It is open to the public
year round. There are
203 steps from ground
to the top of the 175-foot
tower, from which the
view of Daytona Beach is
breathtaking.
Also on site are the
keeper's home and a
museum which features a
collection of fresnel lenses
and exhibits concerned


with shipwrecks and other
Florida history of the area.
Admission to the
lighthouse and museum is
$5 for adults and $1.50 for
children. It opens daily at
10 a.m. Closing varies
throughout the year
according to sunset. For
lighthouse information,
call 386-761-1821.
For Daytona festival
details, visit
www.dbif.com or call
386-257-7790 or toll-free
at 866-849-0731

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in the North Port Perform-
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Enjoy some
By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
If the beaches are
empty for the next dew
days, it is because
everyone is at Lakeland's
Linder Airport for the
35th annual Sun 'n Fun
Fly-In, the world's second
largest such event.
Average annual atten-
dance averages about
160,000. Last year's event
has more than 1,300
international visitors,
representing 73 coun-
tries. According to a
study by the University
of South Florida, the
economic impact of the
event to the Polk
County area was $27
million in 2008.
This year's event began
Monday evening with an
event for members of the
sponsoring association,
the EEA (Experimental
Aircraft Association.
Tuesday, the first people
arrived to check out the
5,000 planes being flown
in for the event and to
attend the first forums,
workshops, signings and
air show.
The gates open daily at
8 a.m., which is when the
diehards show up. Many
attendees sleep on the
grounds in tents or RVs
or in the planes on which
they flew to the Fly-In. By


sun and fun at Lakeland's Sun 'n Fun


afternoon, the crowds
thicken up because of the
air show, which begins at
3 p.m. daily through
Thursday and then at 2
p.m. Friday, Saturday and
Sunday. There also will
be a Friday night air
show beginning at dusk
on April 24 and a hot air
balloon launch Saturday
morning, April 25.
The United States Army
parachute team, The
Golden Knights, will drop
in Friday, Saturday and
Sunday.
Each evening, through
Saturday there a movie
related to flying will be
shown. Thursday's film is
"I-Robot." Friday's film is
"The Astronaut Farmer"
starring Billy Bob Thorn-
ton and Saturday's film
will be "Australia,"
starring Nicole Kidman
and Hugh Jackman.
There also are book
signings, seminars and
other activities.
The Federal Aviation
Association will present
daily events beginning at
8:30 a.m. and ending by 2
p.m. so people can make
their way to the best
viewing spots for the
daily air show. FAA topics
include "Surviving Forced
Landings," "Teaching in
the Glass Cockpit" and
"Flying the Islands of the


Take Interstate 75 to 1-4.
Travel east to Exit 25 and
then travel south on County
Line Road to West Pipkin
Road. Turn left and follow
signs to public parking.

Bahamas."
Billed as "Spring Break
for Pilots," Sun 'n Fun
has some 450 education-
al forums in all, including
the FAA-sponsored
classes and workshops
mentioned above.
Admission allows
access to the flightline,
including the home-built
or experimental planes
that started it all. There
will be warbirds, ultra-
lights, seaplanes and
World War II-vintage
fighter planes and
modern military aircraft.
There also will be many
showplanes competing
for prizes.
In addition to the
forums, lectures and
hands-on workshop
opportunities, there will
commercial exhibits,
speakers, book signings
and food and beverage
vendors. Also onsite is
the state's official avia-
tion museum and
education center. The
FAA and other aeronauti-
cal organizations will set


What: Sun 'n Fun Fly-In
Where: Lakeland Linder Airport
4175 Medulla Road, Lakeland.
Phone: 863-644-2431
Web: www.sun-n-fun.org/Flyln
Admission: $30 per day,
$95 per week for adults;
$15 per day or $40
per week for youth.
Parking: $5 per day or
$20 per week.

up displays throughout
the Fly-In site. Reserva-
tions are suggested for
special programs as
seating may be limited at
some venues. Check the
Web site for detailed
information.
One example of a
special program is the
April 22-25 appearance,
at various times daily, of
Don Cherry and Hong
My, the Vietcong pilot
Cherry shot down during
the Vietnam war. Having
reunited years later and
become friends, the two
will present "An Unlikely
Reunion: Reconciliation
in Vietnam" and sign
autographs.
Proceeds from the Fly-
In help support year-
round educational
programs at the airport,
including the Central
Florida Aerospace
Academy, which is run in
partnership with the Polk


PHOTOS BY CHARLES D. MASON
Each day's air show will feature aerobatics fliers in planes
such as these Oracles.


Upside down and then right side up, aeobatics pilots
provde thrills for air show crowds.


County School Board.
Tickets are $30 per day
for adults or $95 per
week. Youth tickets are
$40 per week or $15 per
day. There is no charge
for those 12 and under.
Saturday and Sunday,
Florida residents with
proof of residency and
members of the military


with ID will be admitted
for $5 per day. Buy tickets
on line to save time at
the gate. There also is a
$5 per day ticket for
arrivals after 5 p.m.
Those tickets may be
purchased only at the
gate. Parking is $5 per car
per day or $20 per car per
week.


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17 Again (PG-13) C
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. 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) C
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.

Earth (G) NEW
The first film in the Disneynature
series, "earth", narrated by James
Earl Jones, tells the remarkable story
of three animal families and their
amazingjourney across the planet
we all call home. "earth combines
rare action, unimaginable scale and
impossible locations by capturing
the most intimate moments of our


planet's wildest and most elusive
creatures. Directors Alastair
Fothergill and Mark Linfield, the
acclaimed creative team behind
the Emmy Award-winning "Planet
Earth:' combine forces again to
bring this epic adventure to the big
screen, beginning Earth Day 2009.
1 hr. 30 mins.

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.
When a crime brings them back to
L.A., fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto
reignites his feud with agent Brian
O'Connor. 1 hr. 39 mins.

Hannah Montana:
The Movie (G) C
Director Peter Chelsom takes the
Disney Channel phenom to the big
screen in a feature film extravagan-
za. 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.


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 supernatural.
When the Campbell family moves to
upstate Connecticut, they soon learn
that their charming Victorian home
has a disturbing history: not only
was the house a transformed funeral
parlor where inconceivable acts
occurred, but the owner's clairvoyant
son Jonah served as a demonic
messenger, providing a gateway for
spiritual entities to crossover.
Now unspeakable terror awaits.
1 hr. 32 mins.

I Love You, Man (R) B+
As his wedding day approaches,
Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd) realizes he
has no one to act as his best man.
Through a series of "man-dates;' he
finds Sydney Fife (Jason Segel), and
the pair become instant friends.
But as 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 Bamhardt (Seth
Rogen) takes his job very seriously,
enforcing mall rules with an iron fist.
When a flasher strikes Forest Ridge,
Ronnie sees a chance to display his
unappreciated cop skills and bring
the felon to justice, and, at the
same time, impress his dream girl
(Anna Faris) and win a coveted
spot at the police academy.

Obsessed (PG-13) NEW
Derek Charles (Idris Elba), a
successful asset manager who
has just received a huge promotion,
is blissfully happy in his career and
in his marriage to the beautiful
Sharon (Beyonc6 Knowles). But
when Lisa (Ali Larter), a temp
worker, starts stalking Derek,
all the things he's worked so hard
for are placed in jeopardy.

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.


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FILMS AT A GLANCE
Movie Rating Grade
17 Again (PG-13) C
Adventureland (R) B+
Crank High Voltage (R) C
Dragonball Evolution (PG) B-
Duplicity (PG-13) B+
earth (G) NEW
Fast & Furious (PG-13) C
Hannah Montana (G) B
The Haunting Conn. (PG-13) C
I Love You, Man (R) B+
Knowing (PG-13) B-
Monsters vs.Aliens (PG) B+
Observe and Report (R) C
Obsessed (PG-13) NEW
Play the Game (PG-13) B
Race to Witch Mountain (PG) B+
The Soloist (PG-13) NEW
State of lay (PG-13) A-
Sunshine Cleaning (R) B
Watchmen (R) A-

The Soloist (PG-13) NEW
The Soloist is a biographical
drama about real-life musical prodigy
Nathaniel Anthony Ayers, who
dropped out of Julliard after developing
schizophrenia and became a homeless
musician on the streets of Los Angeles.
Journalist Steve Lopez discovers the
former classical music prodigy, playing
his violin on the streets. As Lopez
endeavors to help the homeless man
find his way back, a unique friendship
is formed, one that transforms
both their lives. 1 hr. 49 mins.

State of Play (PG-13) A-
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.

Watchmen (R) A-
Superheroes have been forced
to go into retirement due to the
government's Keene Act, but the
death of The Comedian (Jeffrey Dean
Morgan), an ex-hero commando,
perks the interest of one of the
country's last remaining superheroes,
Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley).
2 hrs. 43 mins.


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. Tamami Trail, Sarasota. 941-922-3130. no sSdre PG-13 Parents strong cautioned -May not be suitable forchidren under 13 n 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.
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Violence-free
awareness event
In observance of
National Crime Victims'
Rights Week, April 26 to
May 2, there will be a
Paper Kite Festival held
from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday at the Port
Charlotte Beach Complex,
4500 Harbor Blvd. All
children and adults are
invited to make paper
kites and bring them to
the beach for a contest.
The kites should display
the theme, "Soar Above
Violence." The purpose is
to promote bully-free
schools and playgrounds;
nonviolent relationships;
a violence free communi-
ty; and to celebrate the
rebuilding of lives
touched by violence. Cash
prizes will be awarded in
categories including Best
Use of Theme, Best Flying
Kite, Most Unique, and
others. Winners will be
recognized at the Char-
lotte County Community
Victims Rights Week
Observance night held at
6:30 p.m. April 30 at the
Cultural Center of
Charlotte County Theater,
2280 Aaron St., Port
Charlotte.
A limited number of
free paper kite kits for
children are available at
the Port Charlotte and
Punta Gorda Chamber of
Commerce offices, the
Sheriff's Office at Town
Center Mall, the Family
Services Center in Port
Charlotte, and New
Operation Cooper Street
in Punta Gorda. Partici-
pants must register for the


event when picking up a
free kite kit. For complete
rules and other informa-
tion call C.A.R.E. at
941-639-5499, or e-mail
carefl@comcast.net.

Victims of crimes
observance night
Charlotte County's
National Crime Victims
Rights' Week observance
event will be held 6:30
p.m. April 30 at the
Cultural Center of
Charlotte County
Theatre, 2280 Aaron St.,
Port Charlotte. The
theme is "Rebuilding
Lives." The event will
include musical selec-
tions by Higher Ground,
a media presentation
from National Center for
Missing and Exploited
Children, a keynote
address from State
Attorney Steve B. Russell,
prize awards to winners
of the "Soar Above
Violence" Paper Kite
Festival, a memorial of
local homicide victims,
and more. The program
is sponsored by local law
enforcement, the Office
of the State Attorney,
Parents of Murdered
Children, and The
Center for Abuse and
Rape Emergencies, Inc.,
and other community
groups. Persons who
have been victimized by
a violent crime are
invited to assist in the
planning and participa-
tion. The event is free
and open to the public.
For more information,
call C.A.R.E. at
941-639-5499.


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Hog Roast
fundraiser
The Hearing Impaired
Persons group will offer a
Hog Roast fundraiser from
3 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 2 at
25250 Sandhill Blvd., Port
Charlotte. Dinner includes


Menu

Served daily from 11am 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"
430 to 7:30pm. Thursdays "Cozy
Spring Specials" 5 to 8:30pm.
Fridays 5 to 8:30pm, with Bruce
Heacock on the Piano.

Wednesdayhursday & Friday
from4 to 6pm. And at the
Courtside Cafe Friday Apr. 3,17;
May 1,15 from 5 to 7pm
with Karaoke.

O ereBuet Style from
llam to 2pm @ $9.95,
Appropriate attire is required in the
Dining Room. No jeans, please.


cole slaw, baked beans,
and cornbread. The public
is invited for this "curbside
pick-up" dinner to go.
Tickets cost $10 each. For
tickets and more informa-
tion, call 941-743-8347
or visit www.hearing
impairedpersons.com.


The Dining Room Is Also Available
For Your Special Occasion



HERON CREEK

5301 Heron Creek Blvd., North Port
Off Sumter Blvd.
Between U.S. 41 & 1-75 (Exit 182)
www.heron-creek.com/dining
Dinner Reservations Suggested (941) 240-5100


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3rd Annual Spring Fest

ArEs Grafts Show
inVENICE
at Jacaranda Plaza
\ (Formerly Basketville)
Jacaranda to Woodmere-turn South-Plaza is on right just before
Tamiami Tr. In front of Bealls Outlets
April 25 & 26, 2009
Saturday 10-5 Sunday 10-4
Various Crafters & Artists are displaying
and selling their work
COMB AND SAY HII
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs
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Mike and Jillian Zygo return to 'The Wedding Singer'


PROVIDED BY THE BROADWAY
PALM DINNER THEATRE
Broadway Palm Dinner
Theatre presents the
romantic musical
comedy, The Wedding
Singer, playing through
June 6, 2009.
Dubbed "one big
party," "The Wedding
Singer," is based on the
1998 hit film starring
Adam Sandler and Drew
Barrymore.
Robbie Hart is New
Jersey's favorite wedding
singer and the life of the
party until his fiance
leaves him at the altar.
Shot through the heart,
Robbie makes every
wedding as disastrous as


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his own until he meets a
warm-hearted waitress
named Julia Sullivan.
The role of Robbie Hart
is played by J. Michael
Zygo and the waitress
named Julia who wins
Robbie's heart is played
by his wife in real life,
Jillian Zygo.
Audiences may remem-
ber the Zygos from lead


Siesta Fiesta Art

Fair is this weekend


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Venice painter Mary
Erickson, the winner of
the recent Plein Air
competition at the Venice
Art Center, will be one of
the featured artists at the
annual Siesta Fiesta Art
Fair Friday Saturday on
Siesta Key.
Erickson, who lives
much of the year in
Marshville, NC, has a
national following with
her works featured in
galleries across the
country. She is best
known for her landscapes
and paintings of birds.
The Siesta Key event is
sponsored by Howard
Allen Events, which hosts
such shows throughout
the U.S., including
several ranked within the
top 10 shows in the
country. The company


organized the art festival
in Venice last month.
Allen requires artists and
craftsmen to be present
for the entire event in
order to meet and talk
with the public. Every-
thing shown must be
made in America and the
original work of the
artists and craftsmen at
the show.
Admission to the two-
day festival is free. Booths
will be open daily from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Village
streets will be closed from
Ocean and Canal to
Beach Road. If using a
GPS system, use 5124
Ocean Boulevard, Saraso-
ta, FL 34242. Although
there are several parking
lots in the area, parking
can be a challenge so
allow time to find a spot.
For information, visit
www.artfestival.com.


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They met over 10 years
ago when they attended
the same college in
New York.
Mike and Jillian have
worked together on over
30 theatrical productions
across the United States


including the National
Tour of Oklahoma!
During the run of "The
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fourth wedding anniver-
sary on May 14.
Mike is also a singer
with two CD's of original
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As they said in the '80s,
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Performances are
Tuesday through Sunday
evenings with selected
matinees.
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Let's Go! Page 12


April 22-23, 2009


Asolo Conservatory's 'Three Postcards' is a charmer


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
There were a few heads
shaking, a lot of laughter
and only one person
unwrapping candy
Wednesday night at the
opening of "Three
Postcards," the final
FSU/Conservatory
production of the season.
Presented in the
Historic Asolo Theater in
the Visitor Center of the
John and Mable Ringling
Museum of Art in Saraso-
ta, "Three Postcards" is an
offbeat musical play about
three women who meet
for dinner one night. They
were childhood friends
who bonded long before
kindergarten.
As they reminisce
around the table in the


trendy Greenwich Village
restaurant, time and place
and memories morph;
lights dim; songs erupt
but also gently flow; even
as their unique relation-
ships have and will ebb
and but most of all -
survive.
The women are Little
Jane (Alexandra Guyker,
Big Jane (BethanyWise)
and KC or Kace (Hannah
Goalstone).
"We could do anything,"
they said about them-
selves as youngsters. And
so they could and so they
did.
The pleasant voices of
the actresses enhance the
clever and for the most
part, charming songs that
punctuate the story,
which is both novel and,


also, while not at all trite,
a story that could fit many
such groups.
Randy Spaulding is Bill,
the onstage pianist and
also was the show's
musical director Ghafir
Akbar is Walter, the waiter,
but also a husband, a
former teacher, a shrink
and every other male
needed to fill in the story
as it is woven on the
Historic Asolo stage. His
singing voice is fine,
especially on "Cast of
Thousands," but his
ability to seamlessly
morph from waiter to
teacher to young husband
and to any other needed
male character is what
sets him apart and makes
him shine, while also
providing the glue that


merges and melds the
story
Written by Craig Lucas,
with music and lyrics by
Craig Carnelia, "Three
Postcards" was directed by
Greg Leaming, who also is
the director of Conserva-
tory for Actor Training.
The set was by James
Florek, costumes by Amy
J. Cianci, lighting by Rick
Cannon and choreogra-
phy by Jim Hoskins.
"Three Postcards" plays
through May 3 at the
Historic Asolo Theater,
5401 Bay Shore Road,
Sarasota. Tickets are $27
evenings and $23 for
matinees. Student Rush
tickets are $5. There is a $3
Historic Asolo Theater
surcharge for all tickets.
Productions are at 8 p.m.


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the Historic Asolo Theater.
Tuesday-Saturday and at 2 Performing Arts box office
p.m. on Sunday. Tickets at 5555 North Tamiami
must be purchased at the Trail, Sarasota or by phone
FSU Center for the to 941-351-8000.


CALENDAR EXTRA


Kids' expo
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. Saturday at the
Cultural Center, 2280
Aaron St., Port Char-
lotte. Families will be
able to meet with many
organizations to com-
pare 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 demon-
strations, including the
Learning Place "Wiggle-
size" class, and the
Higher Ground Perform-
ing Arts dancers. Admis-
sion is free and there
will be entertainment
for the kids. Organiza-


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included should contact
Vernon Ward, at
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Let's Go! Page 13


DESOTO
- Wagon Wheel
165 S. Polk Ave, Arcadia.
8 p.m.- midnight, karaoke DJ.

ENGLEWOOD
* Bean Depot Cafe
4370 Garden Road, El Jobean
6 p.m. 9 p.m. Fiay, Les Pearsall.
- 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,
Quiet Fire.
6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.Tuesday,
MC Squared.
- Englewood Elks #2378
401 N. Indiana Ave., Englewood.
941-474-1404.
6:30 p.m.- 10 p.m.Thursday,
live music.
6:30 p.m.- 10 p.m. Friday,
live music.
6:30 p.m. 10 p.m. Wednesday,
karaoke.
* Englewood's on Dearborn
362 W. Dearborn St., Englewood.
6 p.m.- 10 p.m.Thursday, karaoke
by WAM Entertainment.
7 p.m. 11 p.m. Friay, Jack Mosley.
10 p.m. -1 a.m. Twenty 12 Band.
Ladies night 10 p.m. 11:30 p.m.
6 p.m. 10 p.m. Smoked Mullet
Band. Ladies night 10 p.m. -
11:30 p.m.
6 p.m. 10 p.m.Tuesday,
Carribean Cowboys.
6 p.m. 10 p.m. Wednesday,
Kenny Rose.
B New Blue Lagoon
2000 Oyster Creek Drive, Englewood.
941-473-7796.
6 p.m. 10 p.m. Friday, Bandana.
6 p.m. 10 p.m. Saturday, Tommy
Cee & Judy Love.
4 p.m. 8 p.m. Sunday,
Mike Romano.


NORTH PORT
* Riverside Lounge at Budget Inn
14000 Tamiami Trail, North Port.
941-429-1534.
9 p.m. 1:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday,
karaoke with J.R. & Janet.
Sunday, poker.
7 p.m. 10 p.m. Tuesday, poker.
9 p.m.- 12:30 a.m. Wednesday,
ladies night/karaoke with
J.R. & Janet.
-VFW Post 8203
4860 Trott Circle, North Port.
941-426-6865.
7 p.m.11 p.m. Friday, Saturday,
karaoke.

PORT CHARLOTTE
-American Legion Post 110
3152 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte.
941-629-7446.
6 p.m.- 10 p.m. Thursday
karaoke with Billy G.
6 p.m.- 9 p.m. Friday,
Country Express.
6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Saturday,
Blue Byou.
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 Dave Baron.
5 p.m. 7:30 p.m. p.m. Saturday,
dinner with music by Dave Baron.
Sunday, Binge.
* Joe Cracker
1020 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte.
941-258-3444.
7:30 p.m.- 11:30 p.m. Friday,
EZ Street.
* MS Rascal's Loony Bin
1182 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
www.loonybinpub.com.
941-255-5999.
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Friday, Jam Band.
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Saturday, Sammy J.
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
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20225 Kenilworth Blvd., off Veterans
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941-627-9811.
5:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Friday,
Dinner and dance with All The Gold.
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 DJ T with '80s music.
9 p.m.- 1 a.m. Tuesday,
Country Night with DJ T.
* Q's Sports Bar and Girl
4030 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-764-6969.
8 p.m.Thursday, Texas Hold 'em
Poker, APA 8 Ball Pool League
10:30 p.m.Thursday, $100 First
Place Open 8 Ball Tournament.
8 p.m. Friday,Texas Hold 'em Poker,
9 Ball Pool Tournament.
4 p.m., 8 p.m. Saturday, Texas Hold
'em Poker, 8 Ball Pool Tournament.
1 p.m., 8 p.m. Sunday, Texas Hold
'em Poker.
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.
. Sun Flea Market
18505 Paulson Drive, Port Charlotte.
941-255-3532.
Noon 3 p.m. Friday, Tim Goodman.
Noon 3 p.m. Saturday,
Rosanne Botts.
Noon 3 p.m. Sunday, Alex Keller.


- Visani featuring The Comedy Zone
2400 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte.
941-629-9191.
8 p.m.Thursday Friday, live comedy
with Julie Scoggins and Marvin Todd.
7:30 p.m., 10 p.m. Saturday,
live comedy with Julie Scoggins
and Marvin Todd.
4 p.m. 8 p.m.Tuesday,
Music Video Night.
8 p.m.Tuesday, open mic.
8 p.m. Wednesday, live comedy with
Barry Friedman and Dennis Ross.

PUNTA GORDA
* 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.
11 a.m.- 7 p.m. Saturday,
Anti Block Party.
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, Binge.
* Dean's South of the Border
130 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda.
941-575-6100.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m. Friday, Kenny Rose.
2 p.m. 6 p.m. Sunday,
Mikey Mike & The Network.
8 p.m.- midnight,Wednesday,
Kapos Kings.
- Fishermen's Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade,
Punta Gorda.
941-639-8721.
5 p.m. 9 p.m. Friday,
Jimmy Jay and the Jay-Men.
Saturday, Kids Cup Fishing
Tournament for kids ages 10-16.
Weigh in at 2 p.m.
5 p.m. 9 p.m. Saturday,
Snake Oil Bandits.
- Mooseheads
318 Tamiami Trail #111
Corner of U.S. 41 North and Virginia,
Punta Gorda.
941-505-0404.
8 p.m.Thursday, open mic night.
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Let's Go! Page 14


April 22-23, 2009


Jack's has imaginative menus and ambitious cuisine


The eye appeal at
Jack's is evident in
the colorful presen-
tation of each dish as well
as in the clean lines and
interesting decorations in
the large dining room. The
white geometric dishes
serve as the canvas for the
creativity of the chef's
palette.
Similarly, the walls act as
the background for an
eclectic assortment of
"Floridiana."
The room has exposed
ductwork for a modern
"industrial" look without
being cold; however, when
there are many patrons, it
can be noisy. An interest-
ing feature is the
indoor/outdoor bar which
remains open until late.
The 6-year-old in our
party of four requested
that we sit at one of the
many outdoor tables.
The server arrived
quickly and brought little
Sam crayons and the kids'
menu.
From the five items at
$4.95, he quickly chose
the chicken fingers which
came with fries and a
drink. We had more
difficulty deciding among
the many possibilities on
the lunch menu. Sam's
grandma ordered the
Chicken Cobb Salad
($7.95).
He asked for Jack's
Crab Cake ($9.95) and
she took the P.G. Chick-


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en Pot Pie ($8.95).
The chicken fingers were
pieces of crispy chicken
breast accompanied by
home-cut fries and were
thoroughly enjoyed by
finicky Sam.
His drink thoughtfully
came in a covered paper
cup.
The traditional Cobb
Salad with grilled chicken
was beautifully plated and
reportedly delicious. His
Crab Cake was lightly
browned and creamy
inside with lots of real
crabmeat.
The sweet chili-mustard
sauce was literally
painted on the dish and
complemented the crab
cake perfectly.
Her Chicken Pot Pie was
unconventionally served
in a large soup plate with
a circle of puff pastry
floating on top.
House made desserts
change daily. We sampled
all three available that
day. Our favorite was the
Key Lime Mini ($3.95) a
fluffy version of the pie
served in a little glass.
The Dutch Apple Cheese-
cake ($5.25) was a fine


CALENDAR EXTRA


Jazz concert
at library


feature a quintet consist-
ing of Chris Brown, Mike
Parmelee, Charlie


Swing into spring with Prawdzik, Dominic
the Jazz at the Library Mancini and Johnny
concert held 6 p.m. Moore. Tickets cost $5
Thursday at Mid-County each and will become
Regional Library, 2050 available for purchase
Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port April 16. For more infor-
Charlotte. The concert will mation, call 941-613-3166.


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Address: 201 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda.
Telephone number: 941-637-8800.
Hours: 11 a.m. 9 p.m. Daily.
Bar open daily until 11 p.m.
Visa, Matercard, Discover, American Express accepted.
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Coconut Layer Cake Punta Gorda.
($5.95) though delicious Jack's has already
seemed a bit dry. We were captured an enthusiastic
told that chocolate cake is and appreciative clien-
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April 22-23, 2009


Let's Go! Page 15


Southwest Florida Seafood Festival and Car Show


PROVIDED BY
THE MATLACHA MARINERS
The Matlacha
Mariners are excited
about this year's "8th
Annual Southwest
Florida Seafood Festi-
val", which for the first
time will include a
fantastic car show, a
kid's treasure hunt and a
couple big ticket raffle
items.
Saturday will showcase


an excellent variety of
Fresh Seafood, Live
Music and more than
300 custom and classic
cars for festival goers to
enjoy. At the German
American Club you'll
find ample parking with
plenty of tables and
umbrellas where you can
enjoy the delicious
seafood and day long
entertainment.
No Coolers allowed.


This is a nonprofit
fundraiser with proceeds
going to support groups
and other charitable
organizations within the
Greater Pine Island area.
There will be plenty of
cold beverages available
to wash down the
delicious seafood that's
prepared by some of our
areas best chefs.
You'll also find a wide
variety of Art and Craft


vendors, great raffle
items, 50/50 drawings
and live music from the
area's top musicians
until the event ends
at 7 p.m.
Enjoy some awesome
seafood, great music and
a fantastic cars show.
Trophies and awards will
be presented at 4 p.m.
For more information
visit
www.matlachamariners.org.


What: Southwest
Florida Seafood
Festival and Car Show.
When: Saturday.
Tme: 11 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Location: German
American Social Club
2101 SW Pine Island
Road, Cape Coral.
Phone: 239-283-3808
Admission: Adults $5.
Children 11 and
under are free with a
paid adult


CALENDAR EXTRA

'Vintage Vegas'
Leadership Charlotte Class of
2009 will hold a "VintageVegas,"
night at 6p.m. May 9 at Kingsway
Country Club, 13625 SW
Kingsway Circle, Port Charlotte.
Kingsway will be transformed
into a Las Vegas Strip, filled with
fun and games. The event will
raise funds for Charlotte County
students to attend Enterprise
Village, a simulated city where
students learn how to make
critical business, financial, and
personal decisions. Tickets cost
$50 per person.


CALENDAR EXTRA


Frontier Days
The Charlotte County
Parks, Recreation and
Cultural Resources
Department announced
the 13th annual Florida
Frontier Days festival will
be held on May 7,8 and 9
at Bayshore Live Oak Park
on Bayshore Road,
Charlotte Harbor. Florida
Frontier Days is a unique


NIGHTWATCH, FROM PAGE 13
* 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,
Sammie J and The Guys.
8 p.m. midnight Saturday,
Peace River Band.
7 p.m. -11 p.m. Wednesday,
Tim & Rosanne.
-The Tavern Bar and Grill
126 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda.
941-639-7655.
9 p.m. 2 a.m. Friday,
DJ Dance Party.
9 p.m. 2 a.m. Saturday,
Pro DJs DJ Ron Dance Party.
Oldies through today.

VENICE/NOKOMIS
* Club 455
455 U.S 41 Bypass N., Venice.
941-412-1455.


festival featuring pioneer
artisans, demonstrators,
traditional entertainment,
old-fashioned games,
hands-on activities and
frontier-style food like
kettle corn and swamp
cabbage. Watch period
artisans work their crafts
or try your hand at one of
the many activities,
including candle-dipping,
rug braiding, artifact rubs,


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, Badd Juju.
7 p.m. Saturday, Alternator
Blues Band.
6 p.m. 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jimi
Banks.
SThe Office Pub
1195 U.S. 41 Bypass South,
Venice.
941-445-5973.
9 p.m. -1 a.m. Wednesday, karaoke.
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Saturday,
karaoke contest.
1 p.m. 6 p.m. Sunday,


journaling or kite making.
There will be games of
sack racing, tug-o-war, and
horseshoes as well as local
musicians playing tradi-
tional folk music. Admis-
sion cost $3 for adults and
$2 for children ages 12 and
under. For more informa-
tion, visit www.Charlotte-
CountyFL.com and click
on the Historical Center
link.


Texas Hold 'Em Poker.
2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday,
Wii bowling.
7 p.m. midnight Monday, Tuesday
Texas Hold 'Em Poker.
9 p.m. 1 a.m.Tuesday, bar bingo.
* 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, Gary lesher.
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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