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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: June 24, 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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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: VID00696
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issn - 1536-1063
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Preceded by: Venice gondolier (Venice, Fla. : 1983)

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Karen Willette and three friends made this quilt to honor the men and women who have
served in Afghanistan and Iraq, including her son, Jason, a paratrooper who will be return-
ing to Afghanistan for another tour of duty this summer.


BY BOB MUDGE
EDITOR


Karen Willette's son, Jason, leaves
later this summer for his fifth tour of
duty as a paratrooper, heading to
Afghanistan for the third time. He's also
done two tours in Iraq.
His repeated forays into harm's way
have taken years off his mother's life,
according to her aunt, Myrna Creamer
of Venice.
"She doesn't sleep much," Creamer
said.
Unable to do anything to protect
Jason, Karen turned her nervous energy
toward something to honor the valor
and sacrifice of the men and women
who have served in those two countries:
She and three other women made a
quilt. But that's just the beginning of the
story.
Karen and her husband, Brian,
owned Willette Automotive in Venice for
years before selling the business loca-
tion to make way for a bank. They
moved to Bostic, N.C., where Brian, a


former paratrooper, has begun a new
automotive business.
On a visit to Florida, Karen conceived
the idea of the quilt. She enlisted the
help of twin sister Donna Zobrist and
lifelong friends Iris Waite and Patti
Pollock; their group is collectively
known as the "Stitching Sisters."
They got the quilt done by working
from February until earlier this month.
Karen embroidered; the other three
ladies stitched. But she left a lot of white
space because the plan is to have the
quilt travel through all 50 states gather-
ing signatures before, with luck, it goes
on display at Walter Reed Army Hospital
in Washington, D.C.
"For me, it was about putting
thoughts and prayers into something
concrete that could eventually be on
public display so that our troops can see
firsthand that we appreciate them," she
wrote to Creamer.
On and on
The quilt first went on display in
Bostic, where 56 people signed it. Karen


Top, Pete Smith, a Vietnam veteran, signs
the quilt Monday at Addington's Florist, co-
owned with wife Brenda Addington Smith.

Bottom, only in the second state of its
nationwide tour, the quilt is already pep-
pered with names.
then shipped it to Venice to be put on
display at Addington's Florist, where it
had gathered 48 more signatures by
mid-afternoon Monday.
Pete and Brenda Addington Smith
both signed it, as did George Dow and
Ray LeBlanc, Vietnam veterans like
Pete, and their wives, Pat and Peg.
Creamer added her signature as well.
"We are very proud to have it hang-
ing here," Brenda said.
The next stop is Alaska, with the rest
of the itinerary yet to be determined.
Creamer said the idea is to keep it trav-
eling among a network of sewing shops
so it can be available to nonveterans
and veterans alike. Due to space consid-
erations it will be limited to about 50
signatures per state, however.
The quilt's trip is expected to take
about a year before it makes its way
back to Karen and its final destination.
Creamer said her niece has Michelle
Obama's e-mail address and will be
enlisting her help to get the quilt into
Walter Reed.
"I will, somehow, get it to Washing-
ton," Karen wrote.

bmudge@venicegondolier.com


Rental



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OK'd

BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR

A contentious city ordi-
nance that bans future short-
term rentals within single fam-
ily and residential-estate
neighborhoods was pushed
through Tuesday on first read-
ing by city council. Final read-
ing is July 14.
Council first considered the
issue in 2006, when roughly a
few dozen rentals were identi-
fied, and the city first started
receiving complaints of noise,
overparking, and strewn gar-
bage. Since then, the number
of short-term rentals within
city limits has more than dou-
bled.
The ordinance is designed
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Beach butt

ban backed

by board

BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR

Simply put, the city of Ven-
ice has a butt problem. That's
the conclusion of an advisory
board that on Tuesday agreed
to ask the city of Venice to
adopt the county ordinance
that bans smoking on beaches.
"I hate lots of rules," said
Monty Andrews, the city Parks
and Recreation Board chair,
"but in a case like this, water is
so important and brings so
much into our economy, it's
important that we do follow
the county ordinance on this."
The city Parks and Recre-
ation Board voted unanimous-
ly June 22 to forward its recom-
mendation to city council,
which has final decision mak-
ing authority.
The only question board
members had was how to
enforce it.
County officials said its ban

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Traffic crashes down


BY JASON WITZ
STAFF WRITER


Fewer drivers are getting
into vehicle accidents across
Southwest Florida, numbers
that traffic officials believe cor-
relate to more aggressive en-
forcement and, to some de-
gree, the economic downturn.
Area law enforcement agen-
cies reported a five-year low in
total crashes in 2008.
Sarasota County had the
sharpest drop in accidents last
year with 9,173, according to
data maintained by the Sara-
sota County Sheriff's Office, a
difference of 1,062 crashes
from 2007.
In Charlotte County, the
number of accidents in 2008
- 2,625 was a seven-year
low.
The drop-off wasn't as sig-


nificant in DeSoto County,
although reported accidents
reached the lowest total since
2002.
The reason for the steady
decreases across the board?
Well, that depends on whom
you ask.
Authorities point to con-
centrated efforts to target traf-
fic hot spots with more units.
It's worked for Charlotte
County, according to Sheriff
Bill Cameron, who created a
traffic safety team in 2004 to
bring the yearly totals down.
The team, which consists of
eight to 10 deputies, dedicates
its resources to traffic enforce-
ment, DUI checkpoints and
safety education.
Prior to his arrival, Cam-
eron said, deputies were mea-

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MCC enrollment jumps

BY ANNE KLOCKENKEMPER
STAFF WRITER


Summer enrollment at Manatee Com-
munity College is more than 15 percent
higher than at the start of summer session
last year.
"That's 6,428 students compared to
5,612 last year," said Kathy Walker, MCC's
director of public affairs and marketing.
"(The) Venice campus alone is up 15.1
percent with 1,555 students, compared to
1,351 last summer."
She said those summer enrollment
numbers could increase, because the first
summer class term has only just begun.
Summer B classes at MCC begin June 24.
Fall classes at MCC begin on Aug. 24,
and registration for currently enrolled stu-
dents began on April 20. There will be
three admission and college funding
workshops at MCC's Venice campus over
the course of the summer for interested

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Summer enrollment is up 15 percent at Manatee Com-
munity College's Venice campus, and the trend is expected
to continue in the fall.


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Auditor asks, again,
for airport data
Rebecca Henry of the
Federal Aviation Admin-
istration Orlando office
sent the following e-
mail to City Manager
Isaac Turner on June 16
requesting more finan-
cial data for its audit of
airport related contracts
and the airport fund:
"Good Morning Mr.
Turner, In reference to
our recent Land Use
Audit of the Venice
Municipal Airport, we
requested the past six
years of financial records
(balance sheets) for the
Airport. In addition, we
need to see documenta-
tion regarding deposits
into the Airport Fund for
released lands, such as
the wastewater treat-


HABITAT WORK SCHEDULE


Habitat
for Humanity


Work continues June 25 and 27 at Habitat
for Humanity South Sarasota County's Garden
Park complex in Nokomis. Tasks include
installing exterior wall panels and interior
framing.
Work begins promptly at 7:30 a.m. because
of the summer heat. Wear sunscreen all work
is outside and unsheltered.
To get to Garden Park from Venice, go north
on U.S. 41 to Roberts Road (one block north of
Laurel Road); turn left at the light at Roberts
Road. Make an immediate right onto Old
Tamiami Trail. The Garden Park complex is
about 14 mile farther on the left.


ment plant.
"I recently spoke with
Airport Manager Fred
Watts and requested this
information again. He told
me he has asked again for
this data, but he has been
told city employees are
busy with the annual bud-
geting process and they
will get to it when they
can. While we understand
the importance of your
budgeting process, we ask
that you honor our


request as soon as possi-
ble. Thank you in advance
for your assistance."
Call before paving
Gated communities,
mobile home parks and
homeowners associa-
tions in the city ofVenice
are asked to notify the
Public Works Department
when paving, resurfacing
or resealing roads, drive-
ways or parking areas.
Better communication


will keep solid waste and
recycling collectors from
driving on newly resur-
faced areas, and residents
can make better plans for
their garbage collection
during paving projects.
To notify the city of any
work to be done, write to
City ofVenice Public Works
Department, Solid Waste
Division, 221 S. Seaboard
Ave., Venice, FL 34285;
call 486-2422; or e-mail
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2009


Making bikes


out of lemonade


City patches major holes




in debris removal contract


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR


SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH, eallen@sun-herald.com
Josh LeBlanc, a Venice Elementary School student, was hon-
ored in a ceremony at Aston Gardens with a Do the Right
Thing award by Sarasota County School Board Chair Caroline
Zucker. LeBlanc raised enough money through a lemonade
stand to buy 60 bikes for needy children.


The city of Venice has cleaned
up another contract that could
have been its own disaster.
In this case it was the city's
three-year contract with a firm
for debris removal in case of a
major storm or hurricane.
The first-ever debris removal
contract entered into by the city
with Ceres Environmental
Services Inc., based in
Minnesota, expired this year. City
council renewed it for three years
on June 9, but this contract looks
far different than its predecessor.
Allan Bullock, risk analyst
turned director of administration
services, reviewed the original
2006-09 contract and sought
outside analysis. What the analy-
sis found was major flaws.
Luckily, no major storm events
took place while the contract
remained in place for 18 months.
Andy Compton, a lead debris
program specialist with the
Florida Department of Health
Services, reviewed the agree-
ment in December 2007, a year
after it was signed.
"This contract is rife with
issues that require the city's
attention," he said in a written
report to the city.
The old contract included "an


overwhelming number" of costs
based on a cost-plus methodol-
ogy strictly prohibited by FEMA,
Compton wrote, and "would not
be eligible for reimbursement
via public assistance funding."
More holes
The contract also didn't have a
"costs-not-to-exceed" provision.
Contractors would have been
allowed to estimate the weight of
debris hauled out and fill out
and certify their own debris-
reporting tickets another con-
tract no-no under FEMA rules.
"Under no circumstances
should a debris contractor pro-
vide load tickets," Compton
warned the city.
The old contract provisions
could have led "to the potential
of horrendous exposure" to the
city, Compton wrote.
Fees to remove stumps were
not reimbursable at the prices
listed in the contract.
Compton found typical
equipment rental fees were sig-
nificantly above FEMA's sug-
gested rates. One piece of equip-
ment rented for $95 per hour
that FEMA suggested rents for
$34 per hour. Another piece
rented for $115 per hour when
FEMA suggested only $53. A
third piece of equipment rented
for $120 per hour when FEMA


suggested $40.
There was no provision for
the removal and disposal or
refrigerant gases (Freon) prior to
disposal.
All that is changed under the
new contract, according to city
officials.
The new contract ensures
firm prices for services that are
aligned to ensure maximum
dollar reimbursements from
FEMA.
Not only did the contract
undergo an overhaul, but the
city hired Beck Disaster Recov-
ery, a monitoring firm also
used by Sarasota County and
North Port, that will do the
weighing of debris and fill out
the tickets and myriad FEMA
forms. BDR provided training
for city staff and helped the
city develop its own debris
management plan.
BDR also conducted its own
review in April of DHS' 2007
review of the city contract to
make sure nothing was missed.
The new plan required,
among other things, collecting
hold-harmless agreements and
rights-of-entry agreements from
gated communities to gain
access so clean up could begin
without delay.

ggiles@venicegondolier.com


County to hold line on millage rate


BY CAROL SAKOWITZ
STAFF WRITER


Clerk of the Circuit Court
Karen Rushing cast a pall over
two days of Sarasota County
budget workshops with a
warning of drastic changes in
her office.
But Rushing's announce-
ment was in sharp contrast
to budget reports from con-
stitutional officers and coun-
ty staff that resulted in coun-
ty commissioners voting 5-0
to keep the general fund
millage rate tentatively at the


current 2.89 mills for fiscal
year 2009-10. A mill equals
$1 in taxes per $1,000 of
assessed value.
The lone millage increase is
for mosquito control, where
the millage rate increased
from about 0.0277 to 0.04. The
increase is expected to cost
about $25 over three years.
The tentative total millage,
excluding emergency medical
services, is about 3.35. With an
additional 0.66 mills for EMS,
the tentative total increases to
4.01 mills.
The proposed county bud-


get of $981,381,854 for FY
2009-10 neither increased
taxes nor decreased services
to residents. It is $113,965,878
less than the current budget,
with county directors heeding
County Administrator Jim
Ley's directive to bring in
"flat" budgets (budgets with
no increases).
The continued millage
rate means a taxpayer own-
ing a nonhomesteaded home
assessed at the county aver-
age of $190,946 will pay
$637.45 in taxes, with $552 of
that going into the general


fund. The figure does not
include city, school board,
hospital board or other spe-
cial district taxes.
Homeowners of long-term
homesteaded properties can
expect a modest increase in
taxes, equal to their FY 2008-
09 taxes plus 3 percent of that
amount, said Deputy County
Administrator Dave Bullock.
Following the meeting,
Sarasota County Commission-
er Shannon Staub said resi-
dents need to know their
county is working to ensure
taxes are low, but their quality


of life continues at same level.
Lymon Roberts of mosquito
control management had pre-
dicted a shortfall in his depart-
ment by 2011 and suggested to
commissioners that the mill-
age rate for mosquito control
be raised to .07 mills from .027
mills. (For a house valued at
$250,000, the increase would
be $7 annually.)
Roberts said the county has
been able to avoid a millage
increase because of drought
conditions.

csakowitz@sun-herald.com


Education, government leaders plan collaboration


BY CAROL SAKOWITZ
STAFF WRITER

As if to underscore the fact that educational
changes in Sarasota County come fast and with great
impact, Arthur Guilford of the University of South
Florida-Sarasota/Manatee announced that the USF-
Tampa board of trustees approved separate accredi-
tation for his school.
Speaking at a recent education partners workshop,
Guilford said USF-Sarasota/Manatee will submit an
application for accreditation to the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools. It's the first step
in a process he said could take months, even up to
two years. USF-St. Petersburg already has autonomy.
A title change for Guilford comes with the trustees'
actions. At 8:30 a.m., when the workshop began, he
was chief executive officer. By the time the workshop
ended just before 11 a.m., he had received word he
would be regional officer of USF-Sarasota/Manatee,
charged with running the school.
"It gives us the ability to hire our own faculty,
tenure our own faculty and promote them," Guilford
said.
It also allows USF-Sarasota/Manatee to imple-
ment its own curriculum.
Attendance at the workshop at the Sarasota School
Board meeting room included all five county com-
missioners and County Administrator Jim Ley; School
Superintendent Lori White; Kathy Baylis, president
and CEO of the Economic Development Corp. of
Sarasota County; and the heads of the local higher
institutions of education Guilford, Ringling College
of Art & Design president Larry Thompson, Manatee
Community College president Lars Hafner and New
College president Gordon "Mike" Michalson.
The workshop was facilitated by Debra Jacobs,
president of the Patterson Foundation. The founda-
tion, created by Dorothy Patterson in 1997, makes
grants to 501(c)(3) organizations.


Never before
Participants said they thought the
gathering of government and education
leaders represented a milestone in local
communications and collaboration.
Commissioners Shannon Staub and
Joseph Barbetta both believe it is the
first time the groups have met.
Hafner "We've never had this happen
before," Staub said.
Staub said that previously, she did
not know all of the projects and plans
that had been discussed by the college
and university leaders.
"I think the five commissioners
learned more than they learned from
us," she said.
Staub Guilford said he was very impressed
with the meeting.
"There were extremely engaging people who will
get the word out this is a community of higher edu-
cation," he said. "It goes a long way toward moving
forward in Sarasota and Manatee (counties). I was
very pleased with the degree of cooperation and
collegiality."
During the meeting, attendees stressed the need
for cooperation among education institutions, busi-
ness and government to bring jobs to the area that
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munity and higher education institutions was listed
as a strength in the five-year economic development
plan released May 12.
Attendees agreed to meet again in November to
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Hafner whose college will change its name from
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PHOTO COURTESY OF VENICE MAINSTREET INC.
The members of the board of Venice MainStreet Inc. pause for a photo at the annual meeting on June 16: Jean Trammell, left, Sister Maureen, Peaches Haas, Kay Kropac,
Ronnie Meurs, Janis Fawn, Dave Sherman, Justin Pachota, Pamela Gallagher and Kathy Lehner; directors Deb Petty-Cole, Larry McLaren, Richard Bradway and Kate Heddings
are not shown. Also at the meeting, design awards were given to Althea's Restaurant (exterior renovations) and Paper Pad and Upper Crust Bakery & Cafe (interior renova-
tions); beautification awards were presented to Hazeltine Nurseries (downtown landscaping and maintenance) and Venice Area Beautification Inc. (Venice Arboretum); and
Susie Zavodnyik was recognized as Volunteer of the Year.
Susie Zavodnyik was recognized as Volunteer of the Year.


Dimitri re-opening buffet on bypass


Planning now can avoid guardianship


"I am the happiest man
in the world," said Dimitri
Syros, who is reopening
Dimitri's Country Buffet,
405 North U.S. 41 Bypass.
He sold and closed it last
July and it opened as
Theo's restaurant only to
close five weeks later.
His first mistake was
to sell his restaurant, he
said, and the second to
move to Michigan: "I
never thought I would
miss Florida and my cus-
tomer friends so much."
Syros has been in the
restaurant business for
45 years. His son, Nick
Syros, operates Nick's
Neighborhood Cafe, 759
Shamrock Blvd.
Dimitri's' reopening is
scheduled for late July.
He is employing 15,
mostly former employ-
ees. Remodeled with new
tables, it has seating for
more than 140 diners.
The large buffet will have
three hot, one cold and
one desert table, soft ice
cream and fresh fruit.
Serving breakfast,
lunch and dinner buffets,
Dimitri's will be open
seven days a week from 8
a.m. to 9 p.m.
Family counseling
A new Christian coun-
seling center providing
individual and group ser-
vices for children and
adults opened recently.
Dave and Jenny Up-
ton are owners of Eagle


Wings Counseling Cen-
ter, 421 Commercial
Court, Suite A, near the
Cracker Barrel restaurant
at the Jacaranda inter-
state interchange.
They assist clients
dealing with depression,
anxiety, addictions, mar-
riage problems and
ADHD and provide psy-
chological testing.
"Basically, we use
well-known psychologi-
cal principles and incor-
porate biblical influ-
ence," said Dave Upton.
From Van Wert, Ohio,
after graduating from
college he moved to Flor-
ida in 1996 and has been
a substance-abuse coun-
selor for 12 years. She is
from Chicago, holds a
master's degree in coun-
seling and has been a
licensed mental-health
counselor in private
practice in Sarasota.
Practice hours are 9
a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays with
evening appointments
available. Call 375-4321.
Allied Marine opens
Allied Marine, a divi-
sion of the Italian com-
pany Ferritti, has opened
an office in Gulf Harbor
Marina at the Albee Road
Bridge in Nokomis.
Yacht broker Randy
Penn offers all of Allied
Marine's boat purchasing
services together with
local listings. Ferritti
high-end new products
priced from $950,000 are
available, but are based
at the company's Fort
Lauderdale marina.
Graduating in Me-
dina, Ohio, Penn came to
Tampa to work in the
yacht management busi-
ness. He joined Marine-
Max in Venice before
opening the Allied Ma-
rine office.
He has been a mem-
ber of the Christmas Boat
Parade Committee for
some years. His office is


open daily including
weekends. Call 961-5487.
Queen of sales
Enriching women's
lives has earned Robbie
Brannon of Portia Street,
Nokomis, numerous
awards as a Mary Kay
senior service director.
She manages a national
team of 176 consultant
colleagues residing and
operating throughout
the country.
She was born in Por-
tia, Mich., but her family
came to Nokomis when
she was young and she
graduated from Venice
High School. She spent
three years as a medical
ophthalmic assistant.
Joining UPS in 1987, she
drove a delivery truck in
Sarasota and Venice for
eight years. Fourteen
years ago she joined Mary
Kay and has achieved an
excellent track record.
The pink Cadillac she
drives is the fourth she
has won and that's in
addition to four addi-
tional free cars she has
received since 1995. De-
spite the economic down-
turn, her team recently
achieved its highest
monthly sales: $15,000.
"My highest annual
sales exceeded half a mil-
lion and I received a dia-
mond ring," said Bran-
non.
At the upcoming an-
nual national convention
in Dallas she will be rec-
ognized with the highest
Mary Kay honor, the
Miss-Go-Give award for
assisting her consultant
colleagues. Call 488-
0373.

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


BIZ BRIEFS


Biz Briefs features notices of busi-
ness-related events and meetings, new
hires and promotions, new businesses
and significant professional awards,
honors and achievements. Submissions
should be e-mailed to bmudge@
venicegondolier com.
Chamber calendar
Business After Five, Thursday, June
25, 5:30 p.m., Venice Honda, 985 South
U.S. 41 Bypass; $5 members, $10 non-
members.


Start-up seminar
SCORE presents Starting a New
Business in Florida, a free workshop
designed for anyone considering be-
coming an entrepreneur.
The session will run from 9:30 a.m.
to noon Monday, June 29, at Sarasota
County Technical Institute, 4748 Bene-
va Road, Classroom E-3.
Seating is limited. Those interested
in attending should register soon.
For more information or to register,
visit www.score-suncoast.org.


BY ADAM MILLER
LEGAL COLUMNIST


You receive an unexpected knock at
the door. You open it and there I am.
I tell you that I have been appointed
by the court to represent you in a
guardianship proceeding. I ask to come
in, and explain to you that petitions
have been filed to determine your inca-
pacity and for the appointment of a
guardian.
The petitions may have been filed by
a concerned neighbor, a doctor or any
adult who believes the you lack the
ability to care for yourself or your prop-
erty. Sometimes the petition is filed by a
child who is interested in taking control
of your property.
Florida's Guardianship Law is set
forth in chapter 744 of the Florida
Statutes. When a petition to determine
your incapacity is filed, the circuit court
judge automatically appoints an attor-
ney to represent you as an "alleged
incapacitated person," or AIP
The petitioner is asking the judge to
find you are unable to handle your
property or take care of yourself, or
both. The rights that are commonly
sought to be removed include: the right
to travel, the right to make medical de-
cisions, the right to contract, the right
to make decisions concerning the so-
cial aspects of your life, the right to han-
dle your property and the right to
determine where you live.
Upon the filing of the petition to
determine incapacity, the judge must
appoint a committee to examine you
and report back to the judge. The
examining committee consists of three
people; one member must be a psychi-
atrist or other physician, and the other
two members must qualified by knowl-
edge, skill, experience, training or edu-
cation to give the court an expert opinion.
Typically, that means mental health pro-
fessionals, register nurses, nurse practi-
tioners or licensed social workers.
A mini-mental exam is typically
given during the course of the testing. A
mini-mental exam is a 30-point ques-


tionnaire used to screen for cognitive
impairment. Requiring you to count
backward by sevens or to spell the word
"world" backward are questions I com-
monly see on reports filed in incapacity
proceedings.
A recent report I saw required the
AlP to interpret the adage "Even mon-
keys fall out trees," which I had not
heard of prior to reading that report. It
can be a series of difficult questions,
even for people with all of their mental
facilities.
If the judge determines that you lack
capacity, then the judge will remove
some or all of your rights. If a judge
finds you are totally incapacitated, then
you may be left with less decision-mak-
ing ability than a convicted criminal.
But the judge must appoint a guardian
for you unless alternatives exists that
will adequately address the problem.
Alternatives include an existing
trust, a durable power of attorney or a
designation of health care surrogate. It
is important that you have a durable
power of attorney and health care sur-
rogate in place prior to becoming inca-
pacitated. Not only will these docu-
ments help you avoid the stigma that is
attached with the appointment of a
guardian, but a valid durable power of
attorney and health care surrogate may
prevent the guardianship proceedings.
They could also save you thousands
of dollars, because the subject of a
guardianship proceeding is usually
responsible for paying the attorney's
fees of the petitioner, the fees of the
court-appointed attorney, the fees of
the attorney of the proposed guardian
and the fees of the examining commit-
tee, unless the court finds that the pro-
ceedings were filed in bad faith.
A guardianship proceeding may cost
you your rights and thousands of dol-
lars in fees. It is important to plan
ahead and be sure that you have a
durable power of attorney and designa-
tion of health care surrogate.
Adam Miller is a Venice attorney
specializing in estate planning,
guardianship and real property law.


Area housing bargains still abound


BY ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST


Last month you could buy a two-bed-
room house in Venice for almost half the
price it would have cost two years ago.
The May report by the Venice Area
Board of Realtors shows the median
price for a two-bedroom house was
down to $94,050, compared to $178,500
in May 2007.
Or you could have saved almost
$100,000 on a three-bedroom homes,
on which the median price last month
was $189,500 compared to $286,500
two years ago.
But if you wanted a condominium
you might have paid half again as much
as for a two-bedroom home. With a
median price of $145,606, condomini-
ums were $51,556 more expensive than
two-bedroom homes and only about
25 percent cheaper than their median


price of $190,000 in May 2007.
In the first five months of this year total
sales have increased gradually from 71 in
January to 139 last month- 16 less than
a year ago, but up seven from April. Ayear
ago more two-bedroom homes (40) sold
than this year (30). Three-bedroom home
sales fell from 82 in May 2008 to 64 this
year, but condominium sales almost
doubled, from 18 to 34.
Condominium prices appear to
have turned the corner with steady
monthly increases in prices. Realtors
are waiting for house prices to do the
same. The market is apparently over-
flowing with bank repossessions, caus-
ing the imbalance.
What is not good for the seller has to
be ideal for the buyer. With stimulus
incentives, enthusiastic buyers and
investors, this situation should resolve
itself sooner rather than later.
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2009

BAN from Page 1 A

into business while the
city figures out a way to
eliminate the existing
rentals.
A separate ordinance
will phase out existing
rentals. The city split the
issue when property
owners and the city
couldn't agree on an
amortization schedule
that would reimburse
certain costs over the
period of a year before
being required to cease
operations.
Last week the plan-
ning commission recom-
mended minor changes
to the ordinance but
asked it be held for fur-
ther consideration. Their
key concerns: should
subdivisions with home-
owner associations fall
under the new rental
ban, and should the ban
- which effects short-
term rentals that are less
than 30 days in duration,
rented up to a maximum
three times per year be
extended to cover rentals
longer than 30 days.
Council debated the
same issues for more
than two hours on Tues-
day. In the end, they
agreed to adopt the ordi-
nance in order to stop a
growing number of prop-
erty owners from con-
verting their homes into
short-term rentals, with
the caveat they might
make changes prior to
second reading.
On the issue of apply-
ing the ordinance to
planned unit develop-
ment (PUD) districts, like
the Waterford and Saw-
grass subdivisions, out-
side attorney Andrea Zel-
man said the planning
consultants had been
"operating under the as-
sumption that PUDs are
subject to deed restric-
tions. If they don't cur-
rently have any restric-
tions on short-term
rentals, they could."
Assuming the ability
to ban short-term rent-
als, they were excluded in
the ordinance adopted
Tuesday.
While the ordinance
bans new rentals, exist-
ing ones can continue
operating if, and it's a big
if, they are following ex-
isting laws.
City Attorney Bob An-
derson wanted to know
how the city would
inventory the rentals "so


we know who gets to
continue on and who is
precluded?"
Planning consultant
David Depew said those
property owners who
already meet current
codes and statutory re-
quirements would be ex-
cluded from the ban if
they:
paid their state tour-
ist tax and county bed tax
have a state license
qualifying the property
as a "resort dwelling"
have been inspected
by the fire marshal, and
meet current Florida
building codes that re-
quire things like addi-
tional pavement to ac-
commodate additional
cars, have hard-wired fire
alarms and exit signs,
and have appropriate
evacuation safety sig-


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sured by the number of
citations they issued. De-
spite these efforts, acci-
dent totals weren't de-
creasing.
Using data from the
Small Computer Acci-
dent Records System, the
department could pin-
point intersections and
roadways where crashes
are most common.
Every week, up to four
locations are selected for
increased traffic enforce-
ment by the unit.
Less traffic
The results have been
noticeable.
In 2004, the year in
which the area was dev-
astated by Hurricane
Charley, there were 4,271
accidents, resulting in 37
fatalities.
The numbers didn't
drop much a year later,
with the total reported
crashes at 4,072. Deaths
from accidents that
year increased to 48,
according to depart-
ment data.
But in 2007 Charlotte
County experienced its
lowest accident total
since 2001, with 3,146.
Last year, that figure
dropped by 521.
Cameron said the of-


nage installed.
"For someone with an
existing rental, absent
(those) approvals you are
out of business," Depew
said.
Mayor Ed Martin ask-
ed if that is a "taking." No,
said Zelman.
"They were required
to get those licenses
under state law, which
should have been in
effect," Zelman said.
Existing short-term
rental owners who are
unable to prove they
already have the neces-
sary building and fire
and safety inspections,
or have not paid the
appropriate state or
county taxes, will be
treated as noncompliant
and unable to be partici-
pate later on in the amor-
tization program that is


fice's enforcement and
educational efforts play-
ed a role in the change.
But he admits there
are other factors to con-
sider.
Officials say traffic lev-
els have dipped on area
roadways since 2007,
when gas prices began to
surge and the construc-
tion industry crumbled.
"It would seem there
is less traffic out there
every day," said Lt. Chris
Miller, spokesman for the
Florida Highway Patrol
Troop F in Bradenton,
whose coverage includes
Sarasota, Charlotte and
DeSoto counties.
And the result has
been somewhat of a
blessing in disguise.
Miller said the reduc-
tion in accidents has
given troopers, who work
most wrecks, more time
to take proactive mea-
sures, such as speed and
DUI enforcement.
Like Charlotte, Saraso-
ta County has experi-
enced a drop in the num-
ber of annual accidents
since 2004, due in part to
similar traffic-safety ini-
tiatives.
In 2005, there were
11,513 accidents in the
county, with 55 fatalities.


currently under review.
Ban long term
rentals?
Council Member Sue
Lang was the lone dis-
senting vote, unhappy
council shot down two
major changes she au-
thored.
Lang offered last-min-
ute amendments from a
sheet of paper she dis-
tributed to council mem-
bers at the dais.
She sought to change
certain definitions and
expand the ordinance to
limit rentals of longer
than one month to no
more than three times in
a calendar year.
Council Member Kit
McKeon said he was un-
comfortable with the
changes, which would
redefine "resort dwell-


A year later, reported
wrecks were down to
10,916, with 59 deaths.
Last year, there were 31
deaths.
But that figure already
has been surpassed in
2009 with 35 fatalities as
of May 31, according to
Sgt. Darrell Seckendorf,
who heads the traffic unit
at the Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office.
The situation is differ-
ent in DeSoto County,
where most accidents are
handled by the FHP
The DeSoto County
Sheriff's Office doesn't
even keep traffic acci-
dent data, according to
Maj. Sam Williamson.
Regardless, the num-
ber of crashes in DeSoto
rarely exceeds 420 per
year.
Last year, for instance,
was the lowest total since
2002, according to data
provided by the Florida
Department of Transpor-
tation.
From 2004-06, the
county averaged 414 ac-
cidents per year, with a
total of 48 fatalities. In
2007, the number of
crashes dipped to 373,
down from 415 in 2006.
"Hopefully, this is a
trend that will continue,"


ing" in a way that would
not be consistent with
the state's definition, and
potentially could ban
monthly rentals up to 12
times a year.
"If you want to rent for
six months you should
have that
capabili-
ty," Mc-
Keon said.
L an g
said with-
out the
change, it
guts the
entire or- Lang
dinance.
"Those
homes will not have to go
and get permitted, (will
be) exempted out, and
not be inspected," Lang
said. Nor will they have
to meet the building or
safety codes, she said.


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"The problem is it's
very difficult to prove
who is renting or has the
intention of renting more
than three times a year. It
opens a loop hole you
could drive a truck
through," Lang said.
Council Member Vicki
Noren Taylor agreed it
will be difficult to moni-
tor, but said that's also
true under current state
law.
She called for the
question, forcing an end
to debate, after two
hours but was defeated
in a procedural move
that required a two-
thirds vote. But the hag-
gling continued and
within five minutes Mar-
tin gave in called for the
final vote.
ggiles@
venicegondolier.com


TRAFFIC CRASHES IN
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

2003 total crashes
* Charlotte County: 3,525; 20 deaths
* DeSoto County: 338; 14 deaths
* Sarasota County: 10,912; 75 deaths

2004 total crashes
* Charlotte County: 4,271; 37 deaths
* DeSoto County: 425; 12 deaths
* Sarasota County: 11,875; 51 deaths

2005 total crashes
* Charlotte County: 4,072; 48 deaths
* DeSoto County: 402; 18 deaths
* Sarasota County: 11,513; 55 deaths

2006 total crashes
* Charlotte County: 3,749; 35 deaths
* DeSoto County: 415; 18 deaths
* Sarasota County: 10,916; 59 deaths

2007 total crashes
* Charlotte County: 3,146; 33 deaths
* DeSoto County: 373; seven deaths
* Sarasota County: 10,235; 56 deaths

2008 total crashes
* Charlotte County: 2,625; 24 deaths
* DeSoto County: 321; nine deaths
* Sarasota County: 9,173; 31 deaths

*Data taken from Sarasota County Sheriff's Office,
Florida Department of Transportation and Small
Computer Accident Records System


Miller said. jwitz@sun-herald.com


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and incoming students.
All three events will begin
at 6 p.m., on June 30, July
14 and July 21.
The school hasn't
begun enrollment track-
ing for its fall term yet,
but officials said early
indications from inquir-
ies and applications
show that the growth
trend will continue.
It is, however, too early
in the process to specu-
late about the rate of
growth, they said.
"It's too soon to have
specific course break-
downs but we know that
with enrollment growing
this rapidly, it's safe to say
that growth is seen in all
classrooms as well as in
online courses," Walker
said.
MCC has established a
four-day work-week for
the summer. The regis-
trar, financial aid, advis-
ing, testing and assess-
ment offices, cashier and
bookstore are open 8
a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday
through Thursday.
The school has cam-
puses in Bradenton,
Lakewood Ranch and
Venice. It will officially
change its name from
MCC to State College of
Florida, Manatee-Sara-
sota, effective July 1.
For more information,
visit www.mccfl.edu. For
more information about
MCC Venice's admission
and college funding
workshops, call 408-
1400.


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PUBLISHER
ROBERT A. VEDDER
PHONE: (941) 207-1000
FAX: (941) 484-8460
6A
WEDNESDAY
JUNE 24, 2009


OPINION


GONDOLIER SUN EDITOR
BOB MUDGE
bmudge@venicegondolier.com


OUR VIEW



Sometimes it's better to receive than give


I owe my success to having listened
respectfully to the very best advice, and
then going away and doing the exact
opposite. G.K. Chesterton

C hesterton represents one
school of thought, but the pre-
vailing wisdom is that more
brains are usually better than fewer.
The Venice city charter provides
council with lots of extra brains in the
form of advisory boards more than
a dozen of them, on everything from
planning to lifestyle issues, made up
of volunteers who mostly reside in the
city
And we have a city council full of
accessible members, several of whom
campaigned specifically on a plat-
form of doing a better job of listening
than their predecessors.
So why does the hard work of these




Near the end


BOB VEDDER
PUBLISHER


Venice City Council is
coming toward the end
of the very laborious and
in some cases frustrating
process of revising the
comprehensive plan.
Certainly it is important
to get it right as it will
guide decisions for a
minimum of five years
and likely much longer.
The revised compre-
hensive plan was almost
ready for a council vote
back in the fall of 2007.
When we interviewed
those council members
up for re-election, they
indicated they were
ready to sign off on it. The
candidates wanting to
unseat them said they
wanted it changed in a
major way. Their com-
plaint and that of the
citizenry, in their opinion
- was it allowed far too
much height and density
in what at that time were
being called villages
around town.
The cry for slower
growth resonated well
with the citizens, who
voted for them, in thus
restarting the process for
the plan. After getting an
extension from the state,
the new council went
about meeting regularly
on every section of the
proposed plan, making a
lot of changes in most of
the districts, especially
near the water and the
airport. There had been
allowances for six stories
or more in several of the
districts, for instance.
Once council had
done its arduous work
with each area, it passed
the plan to its advisory
boards. These groups
also took their work seri-
ously, meeting a lot to
come up with sugges-
tions. The Environmental
Task Force and Planning
Commission offered
many changes.
It was at this point that
council refused to let
those groups' chairs
speak; it used very few of
their suggestions. This
was a continuation of
council saying it wanted
input but using little.
That said, after some
months of getting more
citizen input, the mayor,
council and staff made
some changes, many of
which had been recom-


boards get so little of council's atten-
tion?
Time and again a city board has
asked to be allowed to make a presen-
tation to council on matters in its
jurisdiction, particularly in reference
to the new comprehensive plan, only
to get the cold shoulder.
The planning commission had
multiple long workshops and wanted
to present its recommendations to
council; the members were told it
wouldn't be necessary.
Similarly, the Environmental Task
Force and Economic Development
Task Force wanted some time to share
their views with council; they were
told they could at a workshop, just
like the rest of the public. (It later
developed that the Environmental
Task Force did get a meeting with
council, but that's unique.)


mended by or were mod-
ifications of those from
the advisory boards.
The final product put
some flexibility into
height and density limits,
allowing for such things
as ornamental decora-
tions or functional ele-
ments like an elevator
shaft. Council made den-
sity allowances for senior
or affordable housing, for
instance, where living
units likely would be
smaller.
If you look at the draft
plan compared to the
present plan, it has low-
ered the density in about
half of the current plan-
ning areas. I don't know
how it compares to the
version that was going to
be approved by the last
council but I would guess
it would be much more
restrictive.
While I think it has
been a disjointed pro-
cess, there is no question
that a lot of people work-
ed very hard, including
many citizens who had
some very legitimate
concerns. The result is
good, though certainly
not perfect in everyone's
mind.
In the end, the plan
has come out close to
something all can accept.
There is some flexibility
but not much.
It likely will get one or
more tweaks before it
gets sent off to the state,
probably next month. I
hope we covered our
legal bases.
My hat is off to all who
worked so hard on this.
******

By's Crack: One
business wrote on a
bill to one of its past-
due customers: "If you
don't pay your bill,
we'll tell your other
creditors you did."



It was a wonderful
ovation that Susie Za-
vodnyik got from Venice
MainStreet members for
being named volunteer
of the year. She heads a
group of ambassadors to
businesses and shop-
pers, making downtown
even a better place to
shop. This is a very well-
deserved honor.

Don't miss the hurri-
cane special section in
today's paper. There is a
tracking map that I hope
you don't have to use.
There are many great
businesses that can help
you get your home ready.
Don't wait until it is too
late.


Please see VEDDER, 7A


In one sense, that's understand-
able. Being appointed to a city board
doesn't make that person's opinion
better than any other citizen's. But
people get appointed to these boards
based on their interest, education and
experience. The give and take of
debating issues and agreeing on rec-
ommendations all with public in-
put justifies granting them a hear-
ing as a board, if only out of respect
for their time and effort. It's the only
pay they get, besides the satisfaction
of giving back to their city.
Otherwise, why have boards? One
has already been abolished; doing
away with the rest would save staff
time, electricity and so on, and keep
volunteers from getting frustrated
because they don't have council's ear.
The most recent example of deteri-
orating relations occurred just last


week, when the planning commis-
sion reviewed a draft ordinance regu-
lating short-term rentals. It found the
proposed law severely flawed and
asked for more time to work on it but
was given a clear message to approve
or disapprove it that day because
council wants to pass it ASAP and
would deal with any problems later.
The planning commission, you'll
remember, is the body that originally
opined that the city lacked the
authority under current law to regu-
late short-term rentals. Council dis-
agreed, got sued and lost. Not getting
the proposed ordinance right the first
time will almost certainly bring more
litigation, but council doesn't seem to
want any help.
At least Chesterton actually lis-
tened before he ignored people's
advice.


LETTERS FROM OUR READERS


Set a good example for conservation


Editor:
It seems to me we could all learn a lesson from
Dorothy and Mike Bombera in being more conserva-
tive in our daily practices.
Aside from the politics of the situation, they are
leading the way in demonstrating how to save water,
how to utilize nonpolluting chemicals and fertilizers,
how to utilize rain barrels and how to follow guide-
lines for Florida-friendlyYards.
The Bomberas took courses to learn exactly what
procedures to follow, as well as being active for years
in the Venice Area Beautification program. They vol-
unteered and headed the Pepper Patrol for years,
working long, hot and humid hours and winning
prestigious awards along the way.
Dorothy is currently president of Shamrock Park,
and was on the advisory board of Keep Sarasota
Beautiful. She received the Volunteer of the Year
Award from Keep Sarasota Beautiful in 2007 and a
conservation award for using native plants.
Mike received the Guy Hudson Award, which is the
most distinctive award Sarasota County gives for vol-
unteerism, and the Going the Extra Mile Award from
the Venice chapter of Keep Sarasota Beautiful.
These two people have distinguished themselves
by being extremely generous with their time and
energy toward improving the environment of our
county. Do not fine them for setting a good example
for those of us more wasteful of our precious
resources.
Let us hope Senate Bill 2080 will soon be signed by
the governor and let these wonderful folks have some
peace.


Was it the grass
that attracted you?
Editor:
Bravo to the Bomber-
as and their Florida-
friendly yard.
The homeowners as-
sociation of Jacaranda
Heights needs to be more
forwarded thinking and
applaud the good works
of the Bomberas. The
members need to re-
member why they mov-
ed to Florida in the first
place. Was it the flora and
fauna that were so ap-
pealing?
Become a protector of
our natural resources. In
this case, it's as simple as


Vee Garry
Nokomis

standing by your neigh-
bor.
No HOA needs such
bad press.
We too live in a deed-
restricted area, and we
don't know the Bomber-
as, but we do know they
are the wave of the fu-
ture.

Barb and Chuck Olson
Venice
Make a
winning decision
Editor:
I want to share with
other readers the value of
a mentoring program at
work here in Sarasota


County high schools.
I have been a mentor
for two school years with
the Big Brothers Big Sis-
ters Decisions to Win
program at Venice High
School. I have worked
with three students who
volunteered to work with
a mentor to reach the
goal of completing their
high school education.
This year I had the plea-
sure of seeing my student
graduate from high school.
The Decisions to Win
program trains the vol-
unteer mentor to work
with the high schooler on
self-awareness and deci-
sion-making. Most im-
portant, Decisions to Win
creates a supportive rela-
tionship between stu-
dent and mentor.
Consider affecting the
life of a young person by
volunteering with De-
cisions to Win.

Karen Stull
Venice

Now you're
cleaning it up
Editor:
There is another side
of the story that needs to
be told.
On TV the phosphate


companies have a major
campaign to tell you how
good they have been over
the years to the environ-
ment. Their spokesper-
son implies that they
have learned from their
father and grandfather.
Their father knows better
and their grandfather
would be hiding if they
talked about the restora-
tion his company did
during his time.
They were dragged to
court to stop polluting
the Peace River. When I
was a young boy the river


was red with phosphate
waste. No fishing, camp-
ing, swimming or boat-
ing on that beautiful river
that is well enjoyed today.
You need to drive from
Bartow to Mulberry to
see how the companies
mined the land and left.
Today, they are reclaim-
ing the land and planting
trees what a world of
difference. Maybe your
dad started planting the
40,000 trees, but your
grandfather left us some
ugly fishing holes that
need to be reclaimed.

Latimer C. Farr Sr.
Venice
Racism not
just for whites
Editor:
President Obama'snom-
inee for the Supreme
Court, Judge Sonia Soto-
mayor, has expressed in
several speeches span-
ning almost two decades,
her conviction that "a
wise Latina woman"
would reach better con-
clusions from the bench
than "a white male," bas-
ed not on the interpreta-
tion of law but "life expe-
riences."
Judge Sotomayor is a
member of the Hispanic
organization La Raza,
which translates to The
Race.
Would any candidate
for appointment to the
Supreme Court who was
a member of the organi-
zation "White Race" even
begin to be considered?
Racism is simply a be-
lief that one race of peo-
ple is superior to another,
and discrimination is a
reaction to that belief -
you don't have to be a
hood-wearing cross-
Please see LETTERS, 7A


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GetH:WH USK5





WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2009


'I'm a council member; pay my lawyer'


BY E. WINSTON WILMORE
GUEST COLUMNIST


"I move that council order Mr. Turner to pay the
bills," thundered Council Member Ernie Zavodnyik,
supported by McKeon and Lang.
So ended the saga of the Lorenzo Sunshine legal
bills affair. And it was so wrong.
Imagine if you will, at a later time and place, a
newly minted council member is celebrating his
swearing-in at a local bar. Significantly "over served,"
he gets into his car and promptly runs into the rear
end of the police chief's car.
Sobering up in the "tank" the next day, he sensibly
calls Venice's best DUI attorney who, although expen-
sive, has an excellent acquittal reputation. This he
promptly demonstrates by getting the council mem-
ber off, on both the DUI and the traffic offense, on a
technicality.
Enthusiasm for his close encounter with the law
somewhat tempered by his $35,000 legal bill, he
recalls a decision in June 2009 when other legal bills
were paid by city hall. Thinking that nothing ventured
means nothing gained, he proceeds to city hall, where
he drops the bill on the city manager's desk and thun-
ders "I'm invoking the Zavodnyik-Lang-McKeon pay-
the-bill precedent. Asking no questions and telling no
lies is easier and quicker and the taxpayers will hard-
ly notice, making it a no-lose set-up."
The city manager looks at our newly minted coun-
cil member and thinks, "You have got to be kidding.
The people will be outraged and the law would not
permit it." So he refuses.
Needless to say, our council member is most upset.
He can't see the difference between the two cases.
Both involved a council member; both had legal bills;
and in both cases there were no convictions. There's
got to be an explanation, he thinks, and decides to
read the city code.
It's dry-as-dust reading, but as he reads he comes
upon a requirement about "scope of employment."
He doesn't understand what it means and since it had
never come up before he thinks, why should I worry
about it now?
Unfortunately, just like the Zavodnyik-Lang-
McKeon precedent, he ignored the essence of the two
cases. Of course they are the same and there being no
difference, under the Zavodnyik-Lang-McKeon rul-
ing, both should have been paid. That was wrong
then and wrong today. How can it be anything else
without inviting absurd situations such as expecting
payment for drunk driving?
Regardless of the scenario, the prime issue is not
the legal bills themselves, it's the circumstances from
which they arose. It always goes back to what exactly


the council member was doing, or maybe shouldn't
have been doing, that resulted in the charge.
More particularly, did it rise from an act that a rea-
sonable person would say was within the scope of his
employment? If Zavodnyik, Lang and McKeon indi-
vidually think legal bill payments are self-actuating
and automatic, and that no one need look into the
circumstances leading to the lawsuit, they too are
wrong.
A refusal to pay for indiscretions that had nothing
to do with his job as a council member should not be
that hard for anyone to understand and accept. In
fact, once how bad this ill-conceived Zavodnyik-
Lang-McKeon precedent is sinks into the public con-
sciousness, there should be a movement to get the
monies paid out reimbursed to the city coffers.
Mayor Ed Martin, who orchestrated this vote at the
last council meeting, responded in his recent column
by trying to shoot the messenger. Instead of examin-
ing the case on its merits, he derided the people who
brought the whole matter to the public's attention.
The reason whistle-blower protections exist in other
areas is to stop this sort of vilification.
To be sure, we are all interested in who Lorenzo is
and what his motivation was, but do those answers in
any way detract from the allegations that many of our
city council breached the Sunshine and public
records laws? I don't think so.
Instead, our mayor described those city council
members as "good citizens acting in the public inter-
est." If that's the case, maybe he can explain where the
public interest can be located in a case that has cost
the taxpayers more than $500,000 so far and probably
more than $1,000,000 to go. Maybe he can explain
why after settlement negotiations only the city was
left on the hook admitting to violations of both
statutes that we all know could only have resulted
from the improper actions of individuals.
No, Mr. Mayor, you can't get away with blaming it
all on Anthony Lorenzo or try to ameliorate the alle-
gations by telling tales about his record and that
pathetic back-fence gossiping about his lawyer. What
you failed to mention was that the matter never went
to trial, which is sort of akin to what happened to you,
isn't it? Then you claim you're innocent of any wrong-
doing but insist that standard not apply to others.
Finally there is your "Hmm" at the end signifying
disbelief in what you claim Lorenzo said in his sworn
deposition. There's no "Hmm" necessary reading your
column. Either Lorenzo paid money to his lawyers or
he didn't.
For what it's worth, I would prefer thinking about
Lorenzo paying his own legal fees than you having the
city pay for your legal bills out of taxpayer funds -
funds you are duty bound to protect.


LET'EM HAVE IT: IS VENICE'S ELECTION SEASON STARTING TOO EARLY? CALL 207-1111.


Can we get 'family' defined?


Stalled. It's great to hear we're getting all this stim-
ulus money. I don't know exactly what a bathroom
with four family stalls at Caspersen means. A family
stall? I suppose a family that goes together, stays
together. I don't really understand that but what I'm
scared of is what exactly will be going on in these facil-
ities. We all know what's happening at Caspersen. I
don't want to walk into the bathroom with my family
and see shenanigans.


Ringing in. Has any-
one ever heard the story
that every time a bell
rings, an angel gets its
wings? I love the wind-
chimes and every time I
hear one, I thank God -
another angel to fly above
us and watch over us. Be
happy they're watching
over us; we need all the
help we can get.
Good causes. I have
two things. One is about
the firemen collecting
with their boots in the
intersections. If the fire
department wants to
have a drive, or the police


department wants to, for
a good cause, that means
they support the good
cause. I support good
causes, but I don't go out
and stand on the street
corner or ask other peo-
ple to support my cause.
If they want to approach
their friends and neigh-
bors and relatives, that's
one thing; but if they
want to support a good
cause, then they should
support it, not try to get
everyone else to support
it. Everybody knows
about the Muscular Dys-
trophy Association, and


those who want to sup-
port it, support it. My
other comment is about
the lady who thinks
everything is so right
wing in the paper. Maybe
she could find someone
who could be a colum-
nist who would appeal to
her or she could move.
I haven't seen these right-
wingers write anything
contrary to the Consti-
tution; however, I do
know that the current
administration is doing
things that are very un-
constitutional and call-
ing it rule of law. God
bless us, because we
need it.
Sharing. I am in favor
of Centennial Park be-
coming a park. I think it's
important to the town to
have more activities oth-
er than the limited store
hours that we're experi-
encing now. It would be a


great idea to have the
parking lot built behind
the Venice Theatre and
also behind the stores on
Miami. They seem to
have a lot of changeover
because they don't have
the traffic. If they would
put a garage there, the
people going through the
stores or the tunnel to
cross the street would
give those stores foot
traffic, and maybe those
stores would stay in busi-
ness a little longer. When
you see people playing in
the fountain, you know
it's the right thing. It
allows the young and old
to mix. Anytime you can
see them spend time to-
gether, they really appre-
ciate what each has to
offer. So why don't we
have other parks where
activities could go on that
youth and elderly can
share?
Overgrown. There are
a lot of overgrown lawns
and fields. They must be
kept up for public safety.


LETTERS fromPage 6A

burner to qualify, animosity of racism to exist. ology regardless of any angst it
What a great many Americans Conservative members of Con- may cause certain voting blocs -
seem unable to grasp is that racism gress shouldn't behave as though in determining the judge's eligibil-
is not the sole domain of Cau- they are tiptoeing through a mine- ity for her seat on our nation's
casians. Regardless of the level of field in elicting the facts of Soto- highest court.
superiority one believes their race mayor's judicial record and social
to possess, even a shred of self-con- viewpoints. It is their duty to their Dennis Dodd
ceived predominance allows the constituents to scrutinize her ide- Nokomis


VEDDER from Page 6A


Today's Ism: A reporter told Jack
Nicklaus, the great golfer, "You are
spectacular. Your name is synony-
mous with the game of golf. You
really know your way around the
course. What's your secret?"
Nicklaus replied, "The holes are
numbered."

Since the county has cut back
on its trimming of medians to save
money, I think we should get
Sheriff Tom Knight to consider
putting low-risk inmates to work.

The county has a citizens task
force to review the budget and
offer suggestions. It has some very
highly qualified people, such as
former commissioner Bob An-


derson, former State Sen. Lisa
Carlton and local financial wiz
Kelly Caldwell among many oth-
ers.
What a great idea to get eyeballs
that are not prejudiced about any-
thing to look at the budget. At a
time when we are looking for ways
to cut and save, this is a great idea
- one maybe our municipalities
could use.

Our new property appraiser,
Bill Furst, mentioned at a Tiger
Bay South meeting that there will
be 1,000 fewer homesteads this
year. I assume that comes from
more people moving away or pass-
ing on than signing up.
******


Congrats to the Sertoma Club,
with Publix's support, for collect-
ing $10,000 to make the fireworks
possible again.
While lots of cities have can-
celed theirs for lack of money, it
is great to get a public-private
partnership to make it happen
here.
C.J. Fishman has led this for
Sertoma since its inception many
years ago. Publix allows collections
in front of some of its stores, which
makes this work.

Bumper sticker: Beware of wife;
dog's OK

Robert A. Vedder writes a weekly
column in this paper


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8APORTS
WEDNESDAY
JUNE 24, 2009 S OT


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


9-10 LITTLE LEAGUE DISTRICT 16 TOURNAMENT



HR powers National over American
^^^H^^ R a "--'_


BY PERRY D. PENTZ
SPORTS EDITOR


MR. SHEEPSHEAD
COLUMNIST


Tough catching

sheepshead

in the summer

Why are the sheepies so
difficult to catch in the
summer? They don't just eat
in the winter and early
spring.
My friends on the east
coast catch them year-
round. Years ago when I
lived on the beach, I caught
them all year. The only dif-
ference was I only fished on
the beach when the tide
was coming in and the
water was rough.
I did my best when a
tropical storm was offshore
as I would stand back
because of the rough water
and drop my sand flea in
the dip. The bites were very
light but I had days in July
and August that I caught
eight or nine sheepies. The
only problem was the flesh
was softer than normal,
probably because of the
high water temperature.
I was at the Tom Adams
pier in Englewood the other
day and could see all sizes
of sheepies in the pilings. As
usual, I didn't have my fish-
ing gear with me. I saw a
few that had to be 3 or 4
pounds. The tide was just
turning and they were
everywhere. The fishermen
were not interested in
them.
The same day I also saw a
few at the Venice Jetty and
later at Higel Park. All were
around the pilings. Maybe
chumming would get them
in an eating mood over the
summer.
The other inshore fishing
has slowed down. The
beach fishermen are still
hooking snook and trout.
Well, fellow Sheepshead-
ites, the time has come to
say goodbye until next
week.

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


Venice National's Rylee
Buckmaster has picked a good
time to get his home run swing
down.
Buckmaster, who slugged
his first home run of the season
on Monday night, pounded a
game-winning two-run home
run in the top of the sixth
inning to lift Venice National to
a 3-1 win over Venice American
in the second round of the 9-10
year-old District 16 Little
League Tournament at Twin
Lakes Park in Sarasota.
"I was glad they pitched to
him (Buckmaster)," National
manager Terry Tritschler said.
"That was two good teams
playing."
Unbeaten Venice National
will play unbeaten West Central
Sarasota in the winner's bracket
at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Twin
Lakes Park. Venice American
plays Englewood at 6 p.m.
Wednesday in the consolation
bracket.
"I felt we had strong pitch-
ing and everyone is blending
together," Tritschler said. "I still
have four good pitchers left. I
think we still have a shot at it."
With one out and tied 1-1 in
the top of the sixth inning,
Justin Hanley singled into cen-
ter field. On the first pitch,
Buckmaster, 10, lined his sec-
ond home run in as many
nights over the right-center
field fence to give National a 3-
1 lead.
"It was a little bit outside,"
Buckmaster said of the pitch.
"Last year I hit quite a few and
I'm somewhat used to it."
Venice American's Frankie
Buncik led off with a single in
the bottom of the sixth inning.
However, 9-year-old Jarrett
Sigmon got a strikeout, flyout
to third base and closed out the
game with a strikeout.
Sigmon got the win in relief
by allowing just one hit in three
innings of relief of starting
pitcher Derek Burrows, who
only gave up two hits in three
innings.
American grabbed a 1-0
lead in the first inning. After
National center fielder Tino
Gleusner made a diving catch
in left-center field gap,
American's Andrew Thomas
singled up the middle. Buncik
reached on an error as the ball
glanced off the pitcher's glove.
Buncik was forced out at sec-
ond on a grounder but an
errant throw to first trying to
complete the double play
scored Thomas.


SUN PHOTOS BY PERRY D. PENTZ
Venice American's Logan Masella slides safely into home against Sarasota Florida in first-round action of the
9-10-year-old District 16 Little League Tournament on Monday at Twin Lakes Park in Sarasota. Venice
American notched a 15-5 victory.


Venice National's Brian Raynor delivers a pitch against North Port dur-
ing first-round action in the 9-10-year-old District 16 Little League
Tournament on Monday at Twin Lakes Park. Raynor got the win as
Venice National scored a 12-5 win.


National tied it at 1-1 in the
fourth inning. Hanley led off
with National's first hit of the
game off American pitcher
Buncik. After a flyout, a sacri-
fice bunt by Burrows moved
Hanley to second base. A wild
pitch advanced Hanley to third
base and he scored on a passed
ball.
American had a scoring


chance in the bottom of the
fourth inning. Starck and Kyle
O'Connor drew consecutive
walks. National brought in
Sigmon to pitch and got a fly-
out. Starck got out at second on
a force out. O'Connor raced
around third base and tried to
score but a perfect throw by
National shortstop Brian
Raynor nabbed O'Connor at


home to complete the double
play
Buncik pitched a complete
game for American allowing
only four hits with six strike-
outs.
FIRST-ROUND
Venice American 15,
Sarasota Florida 5
Venice American scored five
runs in the third and six runs in
the fifth inning en route to a 15-
5 win over Sarasota Florida in
the first round of the 9-10 year-
old District 16 Little League
Tournament on Monday at
Twin Lakes Park in Sarasota.
Sarasota led 2-0 before
American scored two runs in
the second inning on a wild
pitch. Logan Masella slugged
a triple into the right-center
field gap and scored on
another wild pitch.
Sarasota regained the lead
with a run in the third inning
before Venice American scored
five runs in the bottom of the
inning. Frankie Buncik led off
with an infield single. After
Jake Apostolu walked, Kyle
O'Connor had a perfect bunt
single down the first-base line
to loead the bases. Liam Whitty
reached on an error by the sec-
ond baseman to score two
runs. Erik Mininsohn's RBI sin-
gle scored the third run. After
two outs, Bradford Jones, who
was the winning pitcher, dou-
bled down the third-base line

Please see LITTLE, 9A


LITTLE LEAGUE

VENICE AMERICAN


- 11-12 ALL-STARS

VENICE NATIONAL


U 'C


Misho Cemovich, Colin Cristello, Ryan Dinka, Garrett Gager, lan Huartson, Brent Killam,
Noah McClannahan, Jay Paolillo, Grattan Phillips, Tyler Rickert, Ruben Velez. Manager:
Russ Dinka. Coach: Tom Cristello. Team Mom: Deb Cristello.


Mark Arnold, Eric Brown, Jake Grubbs, Preston Hines, Danny Manieri, Brock Peyton, Ben
Reid, Chris Rice, Trey Schaetzer, Devin Sinclair, Blake Smith. Manager: Tom Grubbs.
Coach: Mike Schaetzer. Team Mom: Donna Grubbs.
(NOTE: Junior and Senior Little League rosters will be our next edition).


11-12 DISTRICT 16 ALL-STAR SCHEDULE
(All games 6 p.m., Double-elimination)
At Twin Lakes Park, Sarasota
Monday, July 1
Venice National vs. North Port
Venice American vs. Englewood
Central Sarasota vs. Sarasota Florida


Tuesday, July 2
Venice National-N. Port winner vs. East Sarasota
Central Sar.-Sarasota Fla. winner vs. Venice American-Englewood winner

Games continue July 6-8
Championship game: July 9





WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2009


Venice girls track earns academic award


BY PERRY D. PENTZ
SPORTS EDITOR


For the second straight year,
the Venice High girls track and
field team not only performed
well on the track but also in the
classroom.
The Lady Indians grabbed
second-place honors in Class
4A in the Florida High School
Athletic Association's Academic
Team Champion awards pro-
gram for spring sports which
were announced on June 18.


Venice, which had three
girls advance to the state meet,
had a cumulative grade point
average of 3.441.
Cape Coral edged the Lady
Indians for the top spot with a
3.473 GPA.
"Last year we won it but
being runner-up is just as
good," said Venice girls coach
Brenda Clark. "It speaks vol-
umes about the teachers at
Venice High. They are students
first then athletes. I'm proud
they can balance academics


and sports. Outstanding."
Last year, the Lady Indians
were tops in Class 4A with a
3.438 GPA.
It is the highest honor for
Venice High since the boys
basketball team was second in
the winter sports. The school's
volleyball team was first in
Class 5A in fall sports.
To be eligible for nomina-
tion, teams must have partici-
pated in the FHSAA state series
competition and played in
their district tournament.


Teams must have at least a 3.0
cumulative GPA on an
unweighted 4.0 scale.
For an individual sport like
track and field, 14 of the girls'
GPA's were used to figure out
the cumulative GPA.
The Venice boys weightlift-
ing was third in Class 2A with a
3.022 GPA. Tallahassee Chiles
was top with a 3.102 GPA.
Second place was Navarre at
3.026.
The Venice softball team,
which took second in the Class


5A state, was seventh in their
classification with a 3.244 GPA.
St. Thomas Aquinas took the
top honor with a 3.532 GPA.
In boys tennis, the Indians
were 7th in Class 3A with a
3.359 GPA. Navarre was first
with a 3.588 GPA.
The Venice baseball team
was 13th in Class 5A with a
3.052 GPA while girls tennis
was 16th in Class 3A with a
3.356 GPA.

ppentz@venicegondolier.com


SPORTS SHORTS

BASEBALL
VENICE POST 159 WINS 2 OF 3: Despite
missing players, Venice American Legion Post
159 'A' team won two of three games in the
2009 Grover Classic in Orlando over the week-
end.
Venice (11-4-2) finished with a 2-1 record
in their pool with two other teams. However, the
tiebreaker was runs allowed which prevented
Post 159 from playing in the championship
game.
Post 159 was missing eight players in the
first game and seven in the second game and
six in the third game to other obligations.
In the first game, Team IBC rallied from a 1-
0 deficit by scoring two runs in the fifth and
eight runs in the sixth inning to beat Post 159,
10-1.
Venice's only run scored in the fourth inning.
Michael Knott led off with a single. Aaron


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to score two runs.
Sarasota got two runs
back in the fourth inning
and had runners at sec-
ond and third base but
Jones got out of jam with
a strikeout.
In the fourth inning,
American scored two
runs. Buncik singled and
Starck walked. With one
out, O'Connor and Whitty
walked to load the bases.
After an out at home,
Masella hit a two-run sin-
gle over the first base.
American closed out
the game in five innings
by adding six runs in the
fifth inning. Getting key
hits in the inning were a
double by Starck to score
Andrew Thomas and a
two-run single by Whitty.
Masella went 3-for-4
while Buncik had two hits.
Venice National 12,
North Port 5
Venice National All-
Stars rallied from a 1-0
deficit by scoring three
runs in the fourth and five
in the fifth to notch a 12-5
win over North Port All-
Stars in the opening
round of the 9-10 year-old
District 16 Little League
Tournament on Monday
at Twin Lakes Park.
After giving up a run
in the first inning,


Rhodes walked. Knott then stole third base and
Joe lorio grounded out scoring Knott.
Pitching for Post 159 was Rhoades, who
allowed just three hits over the first four innings.
lorio and Austin Smith closed out the pitching.
lorio, Ryan Golembeski and Stefano
Cavallaro had hits for Venice.
Post 159 came back with a 10-3 win over
Riverview by scoring five runs in the fifth and
two runs in the sixth inning.
Bret Swikle pitched four innings while Alex
Rodriguez allowed just two hits over the final two
innings for the win.
Leading Venice in hitting was lorio, who
went 2-for-3 including a triple and RBI. Swikle
also had two hits and RBI. Cavallaro, Donnie
Pedigo and Knott had doubles. Cavallaro also
had two RBI while Knott scored two runs. Bucky
Maler scored a run and Rodriguez contributed
an RBI.
In Venice's final game, Post 159 held on for


SUN PHOTO BY PERRY D. PENTZ
Venice National's Tino Gleusner fouls off a pitch against
North Port on Monday during first-round action in the 9-10-
year-old District 16 Little League Tournament at Twin Lakes
Park in Sarasota.


Venice National scored
three runs in the third
inning. Brandon Holland
reached on a bunt single.
Jarrett Sigmon's double
scored the tying run.
Brian Raynor, who was
also the winning pitcher,
hit a sacrifice fly to score
the second run. Justin
Hanley doubled then
Rylee Buckmaster singled
between first and second
base to score Hanley.
National broke it open
in the fourth inning by
scoring five runs. Two
runs scored on a single
by Brian Raynor then
Buckmaster crushed his
first home run of the sea-


son over the center field
fence for three RBI to
give National an 8-1 lead.
In the sixth inning,
National scored four runs.
Brian Raynor and Han-
ley singled. Buckmaster
tripled into the right-field
comer to score two runs.
Brandon Raynor and
Shane Toepfer added RBI
singles for National.
Buckmaster was 3-for-
4 with six RBI. Hanley
went 3-for-4 including a
double while Sigmon had
a double and single.
Derek Burrows had a
double while Brian and
Brandon Raynor had two
hits each.


a 4-3 win over the Timber Creek Wolves.
Post 159 led 4-0 through five innings before
Timber Creek scored three runs in the bottom of
the sixth inning.
Josh Boyle picked up the win for Venice
allowing just two hits in five innings. Rodriguez
and Smith pitched the final two innings.
Zach Brower went 2-for-3 with a RBI while
Knott had a double, sacrifice fly and RBI. Boyle
scored a run for Venice.
Post 159 hosts Cardinal Mooney at 5 p.m.,
June 29.
POST 159 'B' TEAM TAKE SECOND IN
TOURNEY: Venice American Legion Post 159 'B'
team fell just short of winning the Bogey's sec-
ond annual Legion 'B'Tournament as they lost
7-6 in the championship final on Sunday after
winning three of four games over the first two
days at Venice High.
Venice won the first three games over
Cardinal Mooney, 15-4; North Port, 4-1, and


SPORTS BRIEFS
Package deal set
for Venice trip to Virginia
A package deal for fans wishing to
travel to Chesapeake, Va., to cheer on
the Venice High football team in their
nationally-televised appearance on
ESPN against Oscar Smith High on
Friday, Aug. 28, has been announced.
The deal includes round-trip bus
transportation to and from Virginia,
transportation to and from the game as
well as tickets for the 8 p.m. game.
Cost is $175 per person. The bus will
leave Venice High on Thursday, Aug. 27,


Charlotte, 12-3, to advance to the final against
Lakewood Ranch's varsity squad. Picking up
wins for Post 159 were Tyler Atwell, Mike lorio
and Tyson Albert.
Post 159 (10-3), which is made up of mosly
eighth-graders and four or five sophomores, led
5-2 against Lakewood Ranch with one out in
the seventh inning. Ranch ended up scoring five
runs to take a 7-5 cushion.
In the bottom of the seventh inning, Post
159 got within 7-6 but couldn't score with
bases loaded and no outs.
In the championship, Tyler Cooley pitched 5
% innings before Tyler Shambora closed out the
game.
Nick Longhi went 3-for-3 with a RBI while
Christian Santiago had a double, single and two
RBI. Grant Banko added a RBI forVenice.
Post 159 'B'team hosts Sarasota at 5 p.m.
Wednesday and Port Charlotte at 5 p.m.
Thursday.


and return Saturday, Aug. 29.
To reserve seating, e-mail the Venice
Touchdown Club at vtcfootball@
aol.com. Let the club know how many
tickets are needed and provide a con-
tact phone number.
The Marriott hotel in Chesapeake is
offering special rates to all Venice High
fans making the trip to Virginia.
Cost has been lowered to $109 per
night for the weekend.
Fans can make reservations at www.
marriottchesapeake.com. Enter the
code to vhsvhsa to get the discount.


Serving up fun at sports camp

COURTESY PHOTO
Campers at Mission Valley Country Club
show their enthusiasm on the tennis
court.The Sports Camp runs from June
through August 21 and it also includes
golf.The kids are learning to get in
shape and nutrition from a sports phys-
ical therapist. The campers include
Laura Schoeller, Molly Betterton,
Rebecca Betterton, Taylor Jais, Lexi
Jais, Alexandra Gurjin, Andrew Gurjin, -
Nicholas Pelised, Matthew Pelisek, Lucy
Zahnd, Grace Zahnd, Sabastian Pucher
and Simone Pucher.


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on smoking on beaches,
imposed in December
2007, is working well,
just as it did when the
county decided to ban
smoking at youth league
events.
Jack Colligan, county
parks official, said it
works wonderfully at
county-maintained ball
fields like Wellfield Park.
The county ordinance
is essentially self polic-
ing, Colligan said. The
county hasn't had to call
the police to enforce the
no smoking ordinance
since it was put into


place. Instead, signage
and beach-going citizens
have been far more effec-
tive at educating others
about the no-smoking


rules, he said.


The county ordinance
allows smoking and
other tobacco products
in designated areas. That
includes beach parking
lots and picnic shelters.


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OBITUARIES


10A SUN NEWSPAPERS


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2009


Robert Johnston
t Robert "Bob" Johnston, 86, of
Arcadia, Fla., formerly of Noko-
mis, Fla., passed away Sunday,
June 21, 2009.
He was born May 17 1923, in
Tuscan, Mich. He served in the U.S.
Army during World War II and retired
from General Motors (Buick division)
after 30 years of service. Bob lived in
Nokomis for 30 years and recently
moved to Arcadia. His friends would
remember him for his love of shooting
pool.
Bob is survived by his son, Russell
(Dian) Johnston of Texas; two grand-
children; three great-grandchildren;
and many nieces and nephews.
Services: A memorial service will be
held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday June 27, at
Colonial Baptist Church, 2400 Taylor
Ranch Trail, Venice, FL 34293. Arrange-
ments were made in Port Charlotte,
Fla.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, dona-
tions may be made in Bob's name to
TideWell Hospice and Palliative Care,
5955 Rand Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34238.

Ruth M. Maguire
Ruth Mary Maguire, age 91, of Lud-
ington, Mich., passed away on Friday,


June 19, 2009, at Tendercare of
Ludington.
Ruth was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on
June 7, 1918, the daughter of Charles A.
and Mary A. (Clark) Watson. She later
moved with her family to Holly, Mich.,
where she graduated from Holly High
School. For 72 years she was the faith-
fully devoted wife of James Wayne
"Mac" Maguire, who recently passed
away, on May 28, 2009.
Ruth was an accomplished pianist
and played the church organ for ser-
vices in localities where she resided
over the years. Her lifelong desire was
to teach piano lessons so that others
could know the joy of music that she
felt and brought to others. She was able
to achieve this goal for a short period of
time before other priorities called her
away, but she believed she changed
lives with her teaching. Although busy
raising 10 children, over the years Ruth
found time to volunteer for many orga-
nizations in her quest to help others.
Some of these included the Com-
munity Mental Health Organization,
the Suicide Hotline, Headstart and the
Davisburg Historical Society. She also
tutored adult GED students, tutored
elementary students in math and read-
ing, taught Sunday school, was in-


volved in many school PTAs and was a
volunteer election worker. For many
years Ruth also prepared taxes for busi-
nesses and individuals. Ruth and
Wayne had the great pleasure of travel-
ing to many places around the world
including such favorites as the British
Isles, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand
and Costa Rica. She was "Mom" to all
who entered her life and her door. Ruth
always found something good in every-
one she met. Every person had a
redeeming quality in Ruth's eyes. How
blessed we were to have her in our lives.
Ruth was tenderly cherished by her
extended family and friends. She is sur-
vived by her brothers Charles (whose
beloved Pauline is recently deceased)
Watson and William (Ann) Watson; her
children, David and Cynthia Maguire,
Edward and Marilyn Macadaeg, Sue
Maguire, Lora and Joe Cole, Mary Ma-
guire and Michael Boyd, Martha and
Jon Ritter, and Paul and Roseann Ma-
guire; 19 grandchildren; and 22 great-
grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by her daughter Beverly (Ma-
guire) Macadaeg.
Services: Cremation has taken place.


A memorial service will be held at 1
p.m. on Saturday, June 27, at the Com-
munity Presbyterian Church, 4301
Monroe St. (at Sashabaw), Waterford,
Mich., 48329 ((248) 673-7805) with
Pastor Tom Hartley officiating. The fami-
ly will receive friends for visitation from
noon until time of service. A luncheon
will be provided immediately after the
service at the Deer Lake Athletic Club,
6167 White Lake Road, Clarkston,
Mich., 48346 ((248) 625-8686). The
family entrusted funeral arrangements
to Oak Grove Funeral Home & Crema-
tion Center of Ludington.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, Ruth
requested memorials be sent to the
Sandcastles Children's Museum, 227
W. Ludington Ave., Ludington, MI
49431 ((231) 690-6735) or www.sand-
castleschildrensmuseum.com, or a
charity of the donor's choice.

Arabelle M. Willis
Arabelle M. Willis, 95, of Venice, Ha.,
and formerly of Punta Gorda, Ha., passed
away Thursday, June 18, 2009. Flinn and
Maguire Funeral Home, Franklin, Ind., is
in charge of arrangements.


Enjoy the fireworks in safety


POLICE BEAT


Venice Police
Department arrests

Nicolas Rovert Barienbrock, 28,
200 block South Portia St., Nokomis.
Charge: driving while license sus-
pended, canceled or revoked. Bond:
$250.
Paul Damiano, 18, 100 block North
Lane, Osprey. Charge: obstructing or
opposing an officer without violence.
Bond: $750.

Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office arrests
William Scott Moser, 38, 2600 block
Carmine Road, Venice. Charges: aggra-
vated assault with a deadly weapon
without intent to kill (three counts),
felony domestic battery by strangula-
tion. Bond: none.


Daniel Paul Purfield, 45, 600 block
Tamiami Trail, Venice. Charge: solicit-
ing another to commit prostitution.
Bond: $120.

North Port Police
Department arrest
Michael Eric Christie, 41, 200 block
Saint Augustine St., Venice. Charge: fu-
gitive warrant (child neglect). Bond:
none.

Sex offender registration
Philip Michael Spoelker, 66, 700
Cadiz Road, Venice.

Criminal registrations
Justin T. Conti, 23, 100 block S. Ven-
ice Blvd., Venice.
Joseph Chiarello, 43, 1600 block
South Tamiami Trail, Osprey.


FROM THE VENICE
FIRE DEPARTMENT

The city of Venice and
Sertoma Club of Venice
present this year's fire-
works display at the
South Jetty in Venice on
July 4. While there is no
viewing at the jetty, there
are great views and near-
by parking at the beaches
in Venice and Nokomis,
as well as other areas of
town.
The following tips will
make the display more
enjoyable and as safe as
possible:
Tarpon Center Drive
will be closed to traffic,
except for those who live
on that street, beginning


in the early afternoon.
Respect the safety barri-
ers set up to allow the py-
rotechnic operator room
to safely do his job. Resist
any temptation to get
close to the actual firing
site.
If you happen to find
any fireworks compo-
nent on the ground, im-
mediately call 9-1-1 or
the Venice Police Depart-
ment at 486-2444.
The loud noises
associated with a fire-
works display can be
quite uncomfortable and
harmful to your pets.
Leave your pets at home
if you are going to the
fireworks show.
Leave your own fire-


works at home. Spark-
lers, fountains and other
items that are allowed for
use by private individu-
als are not appropriate to
use in a large crowd.
It is illegal for indi-
viduals in Sarasota
County to use any fire-
works that are shot into
the air or explode. That is
because use of fireworks
by untrained individuals
is responsible for large
numbers of preventable
fires and injuries.

Some information in
this article was provided
by the United States Fire
Administration and
National Council on
Firework Safety.


LEGAL NOTICES


16 NOTICE OF ACTION

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
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:
$777.20 in U.S. Currency
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office seized
the described property on May 8, 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-10374-NC, for the pur-
pose of obtaining a final order of forfei-
ture as to the above described property
upon producing due proof that same was
used in violation of Florida laws dealing
with contraband, pursuant to the Florida
Contraband Forfeiture Act, Sections
932.701-707, Florida Statutes.
PATRICK DUGGAN, ESQUIRE Assis-
tant General Counsel
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office
Post Office Box 4115
Sarasota, Florida 34230
Telephone (941) 861-4058; 861-
5800
Venice Gondolier Sun
PUBLISH:
JUNE 24, 2009
JULY 1, 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
07/22/2009, 9:00 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.
- 1996 TOYOTA
JT3GK12M1T1235265
- 1998 KIA
KNDJA7233W5570927
PUBLISH: JUNE 24, 2009

20 NOTICE TO CREDITORS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Marian Ellithorpe died June 12, 2009 a
resident of the County of Sarasota, the
State of Florida. He was the Grantor of
the Marian Ellithorpe Trust under Agree-
ment dated November 3, 2006. The
name and address of the Trustee(s) of
said Trust and the attorney for the
Trustee(s) are set forth below.
All creditors of said decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against said decedent, which person or
persons seek to recover from Trust, and
on whom a copy of this Notice is served
within three months after the date of the
first publication of this Notice, must serve
their written statement of claim with the
Trustee WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against said decedent and the decedent's


20 NOTICETO CREDITORS 20 NOTICETO CREDITORS 20 NOTICETO CREDITORS


Trust must serve their claims and
demands with the Trustee WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
Florida Statute 737.3057 requires
the claim or demand to be served on
the Trustee by any form of mail
requiring a signed receipt.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is JUNE 24, 2009.
Trustee:
JOANNE CARROLL
1201 Ridgeview Place
Pleasant Hill, California 94523
Attorney for Trustee(s):
Michael A. Chiantella
Florida Bar No. 0681229
209 Nassau Street South
Suite 101
Venice, FL 34285
Telephone: (941)-488-1779
Fax: (941) 847-0817
PUBLISH: June 24, July 1, 2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WILLIAM F. KETTINGER,
Deceased.
File No. 2009-CP-10099-SC
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
WILLIAM F. KETTINGER, deceased,
File Number 2009-CP-10099-SC, is
pending in the Circuit Court for SARASO-
TA County, Florida, Probate Division; the
address of which is Sarasota County
Courthouse, Probate Division, P.O. Box
3079, Sarasota, FL 34230-3079. The
names and addresses of the Personal
Representative and the Personal Repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS JUNE 24, 2009.
Personal Representative:
WILLIAM J. KETTINGER
1511 Ben Sawyer Blvd.
Unit 6-1
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
JERREL E. TOWERY
JERREL E. TOWERY, P. A.
Fla. Bar #267351
304 W. Venice Ave #220
Venice, FL 34285
Phone: (941) 485-3391
PUBLISH: JUNE 24, JULY 1, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SARA-
SOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOHN L. MAGLIO,


Deceased.
File No. 2009-CP-009965-NC
DIVISION: PROBATE

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of JOHN
L. MAGLIO, deceased, whose date of
death was April 13, 2008, is pending in the
Circuit Court for SARASOTA County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is
Clerk of Circuit Court, ATTN: Probate
Division, P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota, FL
34230-3079.. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is JUNE 24, 2009.
Personal Representative:
ELEANORE B. MAGLIO
4977 Stonecastle Drive
Venice, Florida 34293
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
James W. Collins
Attorney for Eleanore B. Maglio
Florida Bar No. 0173444
7273 Bee Ridge Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34241
Telephone: (941)-342-9345
PUBLISH: June 24, July 1, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SARA-
SOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
PATRICIA A. MURANO,
Deceased.
File No. 2009-CP-9523-NC
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
PATRICIA A. MURANO, deceased,
whose date of death was April 14,
2009, and whose social security number
is XXX-XX-3878, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for SARASOTA County, Flori-
da, Probate Division; the address of
which is P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota, FL
34230. The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER


BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIMS FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS JUNE 17, 2009.
Personal Representative:
LYNDA C. PLATONE
7135 Odom Place
North Port, FL 34287
Charles F. Wheeler, P.A.
Attorney for Personal
Representative
871 Venetia Bay Boulevard
Suite 350
Venice, FL 34292
Phone (941) 485-5486
Florida Bar No. 116573
PUBLISH: June 17, 24, 2009



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SARA-
SOTA COUNTY
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF,
KITTY E. SMITH,
Deceased.
File No. 2009-CP-009411-NC
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of KITTY
E. SMITH, deceased, whose date of
death was May 21, 2009, is pending in
the Circuit Court for SARASOTA County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota,
Florida 34230-3079. The names and
addresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is June 17, 2009.
Personal Representative:
MELODIE A. SHOLES
4491 Merlin Drive
Uniontown, Ohio 44685
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Annette Z.P. Ross
Attorney for MELODIE A. SHOLES
Florida Bar No. 0141259
901 Venetia Bay Blvd., Suite 351
Venice, FL 34285
Telephone: (941) 480-1948
Fax: (941) 480-9277
Publish: June 17, 24, 2009


20 NOTICETO CREDITORS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SARA-
SOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE
DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
FRANCIS X STRASSER,
Deceased.
File No: 2009-CP-008253-NC
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
FRANCIS X STRASSER, deceased,
whose date of death was MARCH
24,2009 is pending in the Circuit Court
for Sarasota County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is: Post
Office Box 3079, Sarasota, FL
34230-3079. The names and address-
es of the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS JUNE 24, 2009.
Personal Representative:
THERESA C. STRASSER
c/o Michael D. Horlick, P.A.
1314 E Venice Ave Suite D
Venice, FL 34285
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
MICHAEL D. HORLICK
Florida Bar Number: 292583
Michael D. Horlick, P. A.
1314 E. Venice Ave, Suite D
Venice, Florida 34285
(941) 484-5656
PUBUSH: JUNE 24, JULY 1, 2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SARA-
SOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
SHARON L. WALCHLE,
Deceased.
File No. 2009-CP-009591-NC
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
SHARON L. WALCHLE, deceased,
whose date of death was March 17,
2009, and whose social security number
is XXX-XX-7480, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for SARASOTA County, Flori-
da, Probate Division; the address of
which is P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota, FL
34230. The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the personal
representative attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF


20 NOTICETO CREDITORS

THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIMS FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS JUNE 24, 2009.
Personal Representative:
WALTER L. WALCHLE
919 Garland Ave.,
Nokomis, FL 34275
Charles F. Wheeler, P.A.
Attorney for Personal
Representative
871 Venetia Bay Boulevard
Suite 350
Venice, FL 34292
Phone (941) 485-5486
Florida Bar No. 116573
PUBLISH: June 24, July 1, 2009



38 OTHER NOTICES


TO PLACE YOUR LEGAL
NOTICE, CALL KATHI
(941)-207-1011
kwalsh@
venicegondolier.com
(at the Venice Office)
fax (941)-485-3036

Request for
Proposal
Project Management Services

The Venice Housing Authority
(VHA) is soliciting responses to a
'Request for Proposal" (RFP) for
Project Management Services
from individuals or firms interest-
ed in representing VHA in its
phased redevelopment process
of Grove Terrace. This is a part-
time position, but requires weekly
site visits to monitor and report
on redevelopment activities on
Grove Terrace. Interested parties
should call 941-488-3526 to
receive the RFP package.
Copies of the RFP are also
available for pick up June 22,
2009 from the VHA Office,
201 Grove St. N., Venice, FL
34285. Responses to the RFP
are due on Monday, July 27,
2009, 3:00 pm EST and
should be sent to:

George B. Barr, Chairperson
VHA Board of Commissioners
Venice Housing Authority
201 Grove Street North
Venice, FL 34285

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LOCATION:
Venice Regional Medical Center
Cardiac Rehab/Easy Street, Venice
Wednesday,July 1
8:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
Heart Healthy Nutrition Class
Speaker: Rachel Chambers, RD, LD/N
Register by calling 483-7354




LOCATION:
Lions Club Room at Venice HealthPark
1283 Jacaranda Blvd., Venice
No registration necessary.
Wednesday,July 1- 7:00 p.m.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
of Sarasota County
Speaker: Kathy Powell, M.S., DD Services,
Social Security Disability Representative
,, i present "'An Advocates Perspective on
2',,i Your Claim"


Fridays,July 3,10,17,24, 31
Amputee Support Group
A roundtable support session that meets every
Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 12 noon.


Wednesday,July 8 2:00 p.m.
Live Wires Stroke Club
Sponsored by the Stroke Division of the American
Heart Association.


Tuesday,July 14 6:30 p.m.
Venice Aglow
Outreach group open to all women.


Wednesday,July 15 1:30 p.m.
Ostomy Support Group
Sponsored by the United Ostomy Association Chapter
of the American Cancer Society.




LOCATION:
Lions Club Room at Venice HealthPark
1283 Jacaranda Blvd., Venice
Thursday,July 2
Venice Lions Club Vision Screening (monthly)
Free screenings for income qualified individuals
beginning at 7:30 a.m. Pre-registration is required by
.,ml, 486-6065.


LOCATION:
HealthPark, Main Lobby
1201 Jacaranda Blvd., Venice
Thursday,July 2
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from 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Please fast beginning the
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1283 Jacaranda Blvd., Venice.
Thursdays,July 9,16, 23,30
Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Screenings
Home Health Services ,li provide screenings
from 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Please fast beginning the
night before testing. Refreshments.


THE TRUTH ABOUT SLEEP


No matter what your age, getting enough sleep is essential, but the
need for quality sleep and how it affects our physical health and emotional
wellbeing is often misunderstood. Check out the following sleep myths and
facts to help set the record straight, and help you get your zzz's:

MYTH: Sleep needs decline with age.
FACT: Research shows that sleep needs remain constant throughout
adulthood (experts recommend seven to nine hours a day for the average
adult). Still, as we get older, although we don't need less, we often get less
sleep. That's because of changes in sleep patterns affected by the diminished
ability to get into the deep, restful stages of sleep, and the fact that older
adults are more easily disturbed by light, noise and pain. If you are getting
less night sleep than you need, planning naps as part of a regular daily
routine can be useful in promoting wakefulness.
MYTH: Insomnia is characterized by difficulty falling asleep.
FACT: Difficulty falling asleep is only one of four symptoms generally
associated with insomnia. Other symptoms include waking up too soon and
not being able to fall back asleep, frequent awakenings and waking up feeling
unrefreshed. When insomnia symptoms occur more than a few times a week
and impact a person's daytime functions, the symptoms should be discussed
with a health professional.
MYTH: The primary cause of inadequate sleep or insomnia is stress.
FACT: Insomnia has many causes, including physical and mental
conditions and stress. It affects people of all ages, usually for just an
occasional night or two, but the condition can last for weeks, months or
even years. Because insomnia can become a chronic problem, it is important
to have it diagnosed and treated if symptoms persist for more than one
month.
MYTH: Snoring is a common problem, but isn't harmful.
FACT: Although snoring may be harmless, it can be a symptom of a life
threatening sleep disorder called sleep apnea, especially if it is accompanied
by severe daytime sleepiness. Another symptom of sleep apnea is frequent
long pauses in breathing during sleep, followed by choking and gasping for
breath. People with sleep apnea do not get enough restful sleep, and their
daytime performance is often seriously affected. Sleep apnea may also lead
to hypertension, heart disease, heart attack and stroke. However, it can be
successfully treated.

If you are experiencing sleep problems, we can help! Recently, the
National Sleep Foundation conducted a poll finding that 67 percent of
older adults in America experience one or more of the following symptoms
of sleep disorders:
Difficulty falling asleep Snoring
Multiple night wakings Pauses in breathing
Unpleasant feelings in their legs Waking up feeling unrefreshed
Waking up early and not being able to fall back to sleep

If you are among those experiencing these symptoms, the Venice
Regional Medical Center Sleep Lab can help you get the rest you need.
We offer comprehensive studies for the diagnosis and treatment of a broad
variety of sleep disorders. For more information call 497-7800.


STAY COOL THIS SUMMER


Heat exhaustion occurs when
the body can't keep itself cool. In
humid climates, like ours, mois-
ture in the air often prevents the
evaporation of sweat that cools the
body down. Heat exhaustion is
particularly common in senior citi-
zens, people who have high blood
pressure and people who exercise
or work for long periods outside.
Warning signs of heat exhaus-
tion include heavy sweating, muscle
cramps, weakness and fatigue,
dizziness, headache, nausea, vomit-
ing, and fainting. If you notice any
of these symptoms, get out of the
heat as quickly as possible. Rest
in a cool place and drink plenty of
fluids-avoid alcoholic beverages,
which can worsen symptoms. If
you don't feel better in 30 minutes,
call your doctor.
If left untreated, heat exhaus-
tion can lead to heat stroke, which
is much more serious. So have
fun in the sun this summer-but
remember to keep plenty of cool
drinks in the fridge, and sit down
and rest when you feel too hot.


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It's easy to forget to wear your
seatbelt, especially if you're not
driving far from home, or if you're
hot and sticky after a day at the
beach. That's why it's important to
remember how many lives seatbelt
wearing can save.
According to recent statistics
from the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration, almost
70% of people who were injured or
killed in motor vehicle accidents in
the State of Florida were not wear-
ing their seatbelts-5% more than
the national average.
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a fatal collision could ever hap-
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precautions. Make sure to secure
children in approved, properly
secured child restraining seats, and
don't forget to buckle yourself up,
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BY KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR

Summer is a great time to explore the arts of Asia at the Venice Art Center.
That it can be done without airport ordeals and airplane rides is even better. Capping its 50th
anniversary year, Summerfest '09 will feature workshops, demonstrations, classes and even a family
day all based on the arts of Asia.
Summerfest '09 begins Friday, June 26, from 5 to 7 p.m., with the opening reception at the center.
In addition to the art exhibition, there will be a laido demonstration and an Oriental feeling to the
party, which is open to the public and free.
Family Fun Day continues Saturday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center. Artisans will be
there to help people of all ages try their hands at pottery, Sumi-e painting, origami, bonsai, making
paper flags and having their faces painted. Lunch will even have an Asian theme.
Special workshops and demonstrations will be offered throughout the summer, with prices
ranging from $10 for Wednesday demonstrations at the center to $130 ($100
for VAC members) for a three-day workshop, Painting All
Things Asian, taught by Dr. Mary-Louise Biasotti Hooper.
Hooper will be the first demonstration presenter,
Wednesday, July 8, from 1 to 2 p.m. She will give an overview
of the influence of Asian art and talk about the classes and P
demonstrations coming up at VAC.
On succeeding Wednesdays for five weeks, from 10:30 to
11:30 a.m., center members and visitors, for the price of $10, *
will be able to explore Sumi-e, calligraphy, Ikebana, Oriental
tea ceremonies and tai chi.
Keiko Romerstein and Aiko Anderson, award-winning
Sumi-e artists, will speak about The Way of the Brush, Wed-
nesday, July 15.
Romerstein finds a comparison between the art of Sumi-e,
or brush painting, and life itself.
"When you make a stroke in Sumi-e, you will never make
another the same way," she said. S
Her words are similar to the philosophy of appreciating each
moment for what it is.


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Bottom left, Aiko Anderson, of Venice, will speak about The Way of the Brush in
calligraphy July 15 at the Venice Art Center. Anderson holds a piece of her callig-
raphy artwork that says "Hope" in Japanese.The tea-stained paper was treated
before she applied the calligraphy, but it can be stained afterward.
Right, Alberto Cruz, of North Port, will conduct a bonsai workshop on July 11 and
will give a bonsai demonstration Aug. 5, both times at the Venice Art Center. Cruz
tends to about 500 bonsai plants in his back yard.
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Top, Penny Hendry will demonstrate the art of Ikebana at Venice Art Center July 22. In the
photo she is adding a stem of astremaria to an arrangement built on giant pothos leaves
accented with green chrysanthemums.
Right center, Items used in the Japanese tea ceremony include the bowl in which
the tea is served, a special tea stirrer handmade from a piece of bamboo, a spe-
cial napkin and some decorative object such as this statue by Lladro, a floral
arrangement and/or a scroll on a nearby wall.
Center, Keiko Romerstein will speak about the art of Sumi-e (Japanese brush painting)
and the Japanese tea ceremony during two Wednesday morning Arts of Asia events
at Venice Art Center.
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PHOTO COURTESY OF MARY MEIXELL
73RD ANNIVERSARY


PHOTO COURTESY OF DEBRA KAUFMANN
ENGAGEMENT


Kaufmann-Pevey


Mr. and Mrs. Paul
Kaufmann ofVenice, Fla.,
announce the engage-
ment of their daughter,
Jessica Kaufmann, to Mi-
chael Pevey II, of Talla-
hassee, Fla.
The bride-elect is a
2000 graduate of Venice
High School, Venice, and
a 2005 graduate of Flor-
ida State University in
Tallahassee. She majored
in elementary education
and is employed by Pine-
view Elementary School,
Leon County School Dis-
trict, Tallahassee, as a
kindergarten/elemen-
tary teacher.
Jessica is the grand-
daughter of Mr. Wallace
Haselby, of Venice, and
Mrs. Elma Kaufmann-Tay-


MILITARY NEWS
Air ForceAirman Josh-
ua L. Borchardt grad-
uated from basic military
training at Lackland Air
Force Base, San Antonio,
Texas.
The airman complet-
ed an intensive, eight-
week program that in-
cluded training in mili-
tary discipline and stud-
ies, Air Force core values,
physical fitness, and
basic warfare principles
and skills.
Airmen who complete
basic training earn four
credits toward an associ-


lor, of Keystone Heights,
Ha.
The bridegroom-to-
be is a 2002 graduate of
Godby High School, Tal-
lahassee. He attended St.
Pete Community Col-
lege, St. Petersburg, Fla.,
and Tallahassee Com-
munity College, where he
majored in nursing and
management. He is em-
ployed by Publix in Tal-
lahassee as a team leader.
Michael is the son of
Mike Pevey and Cynthia
Heberlin, of Tallahassee.
He is the grandson of
Mrs. Jean Pevey and Mrs.
Goldie Pearson, both of
Tallahassee.
The wedding will take
place in July 2009 in Tal-
lahassee.


ate's degree
through the
Commun-
ity College
of the Air
Force.
He is the
son of Dan-
ielle Bor-
chardt of


Scha
Borchard


Sorrento
Ranches Drive, Nokoi
Fla., and Forrest Boi
ardt of San Luis Terr
North Port, Fla.
The airman is a 2
graduate of Venice H
School, Venice, Fla.


STAFF REPORT


Prospective students
and parents are invited to
learn more about Man-
atee Community Col-
lege's (State College of
Florida, Manatee-Sara-
sota effective July 1) pro-
grams and services at
upcoming admission and
college funding work-
shops.
The workshops are
scheduled at 6 p.m.
Tuesday on June 30, July
14 and July 21 at both
SCF Bradenton, 5840
26th St. W, Building 14;


and at SCF Venice, 8
South Tamiami T
Building 100.


PHOTO COURTESY OF COLLEEN HEGGAN
WEDDING


Kopp-Heggan


Colleen Kopp, of Ven-
ice, Fla., daughter of
Charlie O'Grady and Bar-
bara Kugler, of Venice,
became the bride of
Robert R. Heggan Jr., of
Venice, on May 30, 2009.
He is the son of Ida and
Robert Heggan, of Water-
ford Works and Medford,
N.J.
The 5:30 p.m. ceremo-
ny was performed at
South Brohard Beach
with Pastor Ralph Burton
officiating.
A reception followed
at Holiday House in
Venice.
The matron of honor
was Amanda M. Kopp, of
North Port, Fla., daughter
of Colleen.


The best man was
Micky Shackelford, of
Frankford, Ill.
The bride is a 1983
graduate of Edgewood
High School, in Atco, N.J.
She is employed by Ha-
zeltine Nurseries Inc. as
an AutoCAD technician
and irrigation designer
and at Fantastic Sam's as
a stylist.
The groom is a 1981
graduate of Edgewood
High School, in Atco, N.J.
He is employed by The
Home Depot as a mer-
chandising execution
associate. After a wed-
ding trip of a cruise to the
Western Caribbean, the
newlyweds are residing
in Venice, Fla.


Kenneth Meixell, 95,
and Mary (Cressman)
Meixell, 92, will celebrate
their 73rd anniversary on
July 4, 2009, in Venice.
They were married
July 4, 1936, in Strouds-
burg, Pa.
Mr. Meixell is a Navy
veteran. He retired from
42 years at the printing


trade.
Mrs. Meixell retired
from General Electric.
They are the parents
of Lois Swoveland, Fen-
ton, Mich., and Gary
Meixell, of Pen Argyl,
Pa.
They have five grand-
children and five great-
grandchildren.


ACADEMIC HONORS


Amanda M. Felt, of
Nokomis, was named to
the spring 2009 dean's list
at Missouri State Univer-
sity, Springfield, Mo. For
undergraduate students,
criteria include enroll-
ment in at least 12 credit
hours during the spring
semester and at least a
3.50 grade point average
(on a 4.0 scale).
Sarah Jane Dunn-


Rankin, of Venice, was
named to the dean's list
at the University of the
South, familiarly known
as Sewanee, in Tennes-
see, for the Easter 2009
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24
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
Medicare workshop
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Where: Women's Resource
Center, 701 Center Road,
Venice
Notes: Learn what Medicare is,
how it's structured, benefits
and prescription Part D.
Cost: $5 members, $8 non-
members
Call: 485-9724
Link: www.thewomens
resourcecenter.org
Divorce support group
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Women's Resource
Center, 701 Center Road,
Venice
Notes: Freya Zollinger, CDFA,
facilitates while women share
their challenges and learn new
ways of coping.
Cost: $5 donation
Call: 485-9724
Link: www.thewomens
resourcecenter.org
Watercolor class








RSVP: June 24
Dates: July 1-29, Wednesdays
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Where: South Venice Civic
Association, Venice
Notes: Adults of all skill levels
can sign up for watercolor
classes taught by Carolyn
Merenda.
Cost: $75
Call: 366-2866
Suncoast Chorale
season ticket sale


Address: PO. Box 653, Engle-
wood, FL 34223
Notes: Adult season tickets
(three concerts) are on sale
throughout June for $35. After
June 30, the cost will go up to
$40.
Cost: $15, single concert adult,
students under 16 are admit-
ted free

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


Call: (888) 326-8403
Venice Women's
Sailing Squadron


Time: 9 a.m.
Where: Venice Yacht Club,
1330 Tarpon Center Drive,
Venice
Call: Penny Washburn, 966-
3100
Link www.bitterends
venice.comrn
Kayaking safety


Time: 8:30-11 a.m.
Where: North Jetty/Snake
Island
Cost: $40
Call: Terry Brawley, 960-5505
Peer counseling
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Women's Resource
Center, 701 Center Road,
Venice
Notes: Peer counseling is avail-
able every weekday.
Cost: $5 donation
Call: 485-9724
Link: www.thewomens
resourcecenter.org
Kiwanis Club meets
Time: 11:45 a.m.-i 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 p.m.
Where: Jacaranda Library, 4143
Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice
Call: 861-5000
Venice Archives
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday
and Wednesdays
Where: Historic Triangle Inn,
351 S. Nassau St., Venice
Notes: Open to the public two
days a week for the Archives &
Area Collections Museum.
Personal research may be
arranged by calling James
Hagler, director.
Call: 486-2487
Club food

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Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis Elks
Lodge, 1021 Discovery Way,
Nokomis
Notes: Menu varies weekly.
Drive up available.
Call: 486-1854
DAV dinner
Time: 4-8 p.m.
Where: Disabled American
Veterans, Chapter 101, 600
East Colonia Lane, Nokomis
Cost: $5
Call: 488-4500
Bingo
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: American Legion, 1770
E. Venice Ave., Venice
Call: 488-1157
Game day
Time: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: Venice Art Center, 390
S. Nokomis Ave., Venice
Call: 485-7136


Link veniceartcenter.com
Euchre, bridge
Time: 6-7:45 p.m.
Where: Jacaranda Library,
4143 Woodmere Park Blvd.,
Venice
Call: 861-5000
Karaoke
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Eagles Aerie No. 3482,
621 East Colonia Lane,
Nokomis
Call: 484-4470
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
one-mile walk
Call: 861-5000
Shuffleboard
Time: 7 p.m. Wednesday; 9
a.m. Monday and Fridays
Where: Hecksher Park, 450 W
Venice Ave., Venice
Call: Bill, 586-5889
Venice Democratic Club
RSVP: June 24
Date: June 27
Time: 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Where: United Church of
Christ, Naar Hall, 620
Shamrock Blvd., Venice
Notes: This month's speaker is
Carol Poteat Buchanan from
the Sarasota Chapter of
UNIFEM.
Call: 918-4860
Link: www.venicedemocrats.
org

Veterans of Foreign
Wars Ladies Auxiliary
dinner-dance
Time: 5-10
p.m.
Where:
Veterans of .
Foreign
Wars Post .
No. 8118,
832 E.
Venice Ave.,
Venice
Cost: $7


Call: 484-8118


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from June 24 through July 12. Curtain
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Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are
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SATURDAY, JUNE 27
Venice Performing Arts
Concert Series
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Where: Unitarian Universalist
Congregation ofVenice, 1971
Pinebrook Road, Venice
Notes: Sopranos Deborah
Berioli, Alicia Lynch, Maria
Sulimirski and Reba Evans,
accompanied by Kristen
Kemp, pianist, and Barbara
Gail of The Rhythm Inlet in
Nokomis, will celebrate the
summer solstice.
Call: 284-5972
Family Fun Day
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Venice Art Center, 390
S. Nokomis Ave., Venice
Notes: Families are invited to
a free day of pottery, face
painting, Sumi-e painting,
origami, bonsai, making


prayer flats and lunch.
Call: 485-7136
Link: www.veniceartcenter.
com


MONDAY, JUNE 29
Barbershop performance
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Lakeside Lutheran
Church, 2401 Tamiami Trail,
Venice
Notes: A free special guest
night will be held. Singers
young and old may join in.
There will be free food and
refreshments.
Call: 408-1266 or 244-2386

TUESDAY, JUNE 30
Toastmasters
celebrate 25 years
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.


Where: Venice Area Chamber
of Commerce, 597 South
Tamiami Trail, Venice
Notes: There will be music
and light refreshments.
Special guests will be the
founder ofVenice
Toastmasters and the past
international director.
Call: 493-9376


TUESDAY, JULY 7
Friends of the
Legacy Trail meet
Time: 6 p.m.
Where: Oscar Scherer State
Park, 1843 South Tamiami
Trail, Osprey
Notes: Vickie French, Sarasota
County Neighborhood coordi-
nator, will discuss how neigh-
borhoods can interact with
FLT to improve the trail. There
is no park entry fee for the


meeting.
Call: 861-7245
Link: www.legacytrailfriends.
org


WEDNESDAY, JULY 15
Ballroom dance lessons
Dates: July 15-Aug. 19, Wed-
nesdays
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m., ad-
vanced; 7:30-8:30 p.m., begin-
ners and intermediate
Where: Venice Community
Center, 326 S. Nokomis Ave.,
Venice
Notes: Dance lessons cover
waltz, fox trot, swing, cha-cha
and rumba with Marilyn and
Vito. Registration for the six-
week session and nonrefund-
able full payment are due on
the first night.
Cost: $36 each; $72 per couple
Call: 496-9692


MONDAY, AUG. 10-
SATURDAY, AUG. 15
Play writing
competition voting
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Players Theatre,
838 North Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota
Notes: Six plays out of 30 sub-
missions were selected in the
theater's annual contest, and
those six will be read on stage
Aug. 10-15. Patrons who at-
tend will experience the birth
of new plays and be able to
participate in a post-perfor-
mance Q & A. They can vote
for three plays they would like
to be produced, and a win-
ning play will be chosen to be
produced next season.
Cost: $8 each, three plays for
$21, six plays for $36
Call: 365-2494


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
Peer counseling
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Women's Resource
Center, 701 Center Road,
Venice
Notes: Peer counseling is avail-
able every weekday.
Cost: $5 donation
Call: 485-9724
Link: www.thewomens
resourcecenter.org
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
Line dance classes
Time: 11 a.m.-noon
Where: Nokomis Community
Center, 234 East Nippino Trail,
Nokomis
Cost: $5 per class
Call: 861-5000
Hula class
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Where: Emmanuel Lutheran
Church, 800 South Tamiami
Trail, Venice
Call: 488-3009
Banjo music
Time: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Where: Snook Haven, 5000 E.
Venice Ave., Venice
Call: 488-3023
Karaoke
Time: 7-10
p.m.
Where:
Veterans of
Foreign
Wars 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,

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Nokomis
Notes: Bring an acoustic guitar and
notebook.
Cost: $15 for five weeks or $3 per class
Call: 861-5000
Dance classes
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Where: Nokomis Community Center,
234 East Nippino Trail, Nokomis
Notes: adult beginner and advanced
levels jazz/tap and ballet
Cost: $30 per month per class; both
classes $50
Call: 861-5000
Tappercise
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
Where: Starz Choice Dance Academy,
348 S. Seaboard Ave., Venice
Call: 408-0019
Club food


Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7:30 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis Elks Lodge,
1021 Discovery Way, Nokomis
Call: 486-1854

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

Time: 5-8 p.m.
Where: Eagles Aerie 3482, 621 East
Colonia Lane, Nokomis
Call: 484-4470
Poetry open reading
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Sanddollar Bookstore, 272 W
Miami Ave., Venice
Call: 480-1030
Link: www.poetsrule.com
Jewelry classes
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Where: ErlenBach Studio, 207 S.
Nokomis Ave., Venice
Call: 227-4335
Venice-Nokomis Rotary Club
Time: noon-1 p.m.
Where: Grace United Methodist
Church, 400 E. Field Ave., Venice
Call: 493-0390
Link: www.venicenokomisrotary.org
Aerobic Walking Club
Time: 5:45-7 p.m.
Where: T. Mabry
Carlton 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
Coastal Ventures Cruise Club


Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Crossroads American Grille,
385 North U.S. 41 Bypass, Venice
Notes: The club's mission is for mem-
bers to cruise their boats to fun desti-
nations.
Call: 386-0983


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FRIDAY, JUNE 26
Arts of Asia exhibit opens
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Where: Venice Art Center, 390 S.
Nokomis Ave., Venice
Notes: Opening reception will show a
laido demonstration and exhibit with
an Oriental flair.
Call: 485-7136
Link: www.veniceartcenter.com
Free concert in the park


Time: 8-10 p.m.
Where: Centennial Park
Gazebo, downtown
Venice
Notes: The Arch is the
featured band, sponsored
byVenice MainStreet.
E-mail: venice
mainstreetinfo@
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Babysitting certification class
RSVP: June 26
Date: July 9
Time: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Gulfcoast Event and
Conference Center, 4740 Cattlemen
Road, Sarasota
Notes: For girls age 11-17. A girl does
not have to be a Girl Scout to attend.
Participants will receive Red Cross
babysitting certification. Class size lim-
ited. Must preregister.
Cost: $30
Call: 232-4475, ext. 316
Link www.gsgcf.org
Patriotic concert
and ice cream social


Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Venice Church of the
Nazarene, 1535 E. Venice Ave., Venice
Notes: Rob and Bill Millner are the fea-
tured talents. Proceeds will go toward a
work and witness trip to Honduras.
Cost: $7, children younger than 12 are
admitted for free
Call: 488-5007
Link: www.venicenazarene.com
Pet adoption and psychic fair
Time: 3-6 p.m.
Where: A Pet's Life,
200 North Tamiami
Trail, (next to
Barclay Pharmacy at
Hamilton Square),
Venice
Notes: Cats and kit-
tens will be available
for adoption and
psychics for pets
and people will be on hand. All pro-
ceeds will go to provide free and low-
cost spay-neuter services to pet own-
ers.
Call: 445-4322

Patriotic concert

Where: Ramblers
Rest Resort, 1300
North River Road,
Venice
Notes: Conductors
Bill Millner, of
Venice; De Vere
Fader, of North
Port; and John Johnson, of Port
Charlotte, will play in this concert
under the direction of Cindy Partridge,
former band and orchestra director in
Connecticut schools. "Victory At Sea"
and "American Patrol" are two of the
featured pieces.
Cost: $5
Call: 426-1533


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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.thewomensresource
center.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.thewomensresource
center.org
Peer counseling
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Women's Resource Center, 701
Center Road, Venice
Notes: Peer counseling is available
every weekday.
Cost: $5 donation
Call: 485-9724
Link www.thewomensresource
center.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 is
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: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis Elks Lodge,
1021 Discovery Way, Nokomis
Notes: Menu varies weekly. Drive up
available.
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: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
No. 8118, 832 E. Venice Ave., Venice
Call: 484-8118
American Legion dinner-dance
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Where: American Legion, 1770 E.
Venice Ave., Venice
Call: 488-1157
Elks Friday night
fish fry and dance
Time: 5-7:30 p.m. dinner followed by
dancing
Where: Venice Nokomis Elks Lodge,
1021 Discovery Way, Nokomis
Notes: Restaurant is operated by Buf-
falo Bill's Catering. Lounge is restricted
to members and guests.
Cost: $8
Call: 485-8807 or 486-1854
Friday and Saturday night jazz
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Where: Bonnell's Boutique & Winery,
317 W Venice Ave., Venice
Notes: Wine, beer and food will be
served. Band located inside; no cover
charge. No minimum sidewalk, inside
bars or garden. Reservations recom-
mended.
Cost: $20 minimum per person inside
tables
Call: 480-0011
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
Shuffleboard
Time: 9 a.m. Friday and Mondays; 7
p.m. Wednesday
Where: Hecksher Park, 450 W. Venice
Ave., Venice
Call: Bill, 586-5889


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FROM DOLLARS FOR
MAMMOGRAMS


The Business and Pro-
fessional Women's Club of w'._
Englewood/Venice recently
donated $500 to Dollars for
Mammograms Inc. to help
underwrite the cost of pro- %A "-
viding no-cost mammo-
grams to area women who DFM
are uninsured, underinsured
or cannot afford the cost of a
or cannot afford the cost of a PHOTO COURTESY OF DOLLARS FOR MAMMOGRAMS
mammogram.
BPW has been a sponsor Syd Gibson, center, president of Business and Pro-
of DFM since it was founded fessional Women's Club of Englewood/Venice, pre-
in 2000 and annually do- sents a $500 check to Rita Bertler, second from left,
nates money and holds president of Dollars for Mammograms, to help under-
fundraisers to help support write the cost of providing no-cost mammograms.
its mission. Bobbie Marquis, left, DFM treasurer; Carol Kouba, sec-
DFM provides no-cost ond from right, DFM secretary; and Christine Davis,
mammograms for women right, DFM board member, look on.
who can't afford them in
cities throughout Charlotte and Dollars For Mammograms Inc. is a
Sarasota counties. Its service area 501 (c)(3) nonprofit foundation. Tax
extends to women in Englewood, deductible donations maybe sent di-
Grove City, Placida, Cape Haze, Ro- rectly to Dollars for Mammograms Inc.,
tonda West, Boca Grande, Port Char- PO. Box 366, Englewood, FL 34295-
lotte, Punta Gorda, North Port and 0366.
Venice. A secure online donation can be
For specific application require- made to the Dollars for Mammograms
ments and details, visit the Web site at Endowment Fund by following the link
www.dollarsformammograms.org. on the Web site.


FROM THE JUNIOR
LEAGUE OF SARASOTA

Lindsey Thiessen, pub-
lic relations director for
Agape Flights in Venice, is
stepping into the market-
ing chairman's role for
the Junior League of
Sarasota as Leanne Mc-
Intire moves from mar-
keting to managing the
league's Web site.
And as the swallows
return to Capistrano, so
each spring the Junior
League of Sarasota chang-
es leadership.
Moving forward in
2009-2010, the new pres-
ident is Stacey Corley, a
former pharmaceutical
rep, mother of two boys
and past chair of Ringling
College Library Associa-
tion Town Hall.
In "making member-
ship matter," Corley's
mantra for the year will
help each member focus
on their role in the league
and in the community.
The league is moving


into its second year of its
signature project, work-
ing with The Child Pro-
tection Center to stop
child abuse. As the center
prepares to move into its
new facility, Junior League
is continuing its fundrais-
ing efforts for the play-
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Internet committee is
bringing awareness to cy-
ber child abuse; and the
league hosted a keynote
speaker on ending abuse
at the April luncheon.


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Drop foot therapy
Time: By appointment
Date: Wednesday, June
24
Where: Gulf Coast
Orthotics & Prosthetics
Center, 1203 Jacaranda
Blvd., Venice
Notes: A free demon-
stration will be given of
the NESS L300, which
offers therapy for those
experiencing drop foot.
Call for an appointment.
Call: 497-3800 or
408-6246
June 27 is National
HIV Testing Day
Member agencies of
the HIV/AIDS Network
of Sarasota County will
offer free HIV testing to
the public at numerous
locations from through
June 30 as part of the
15th annual National
HIV Testing Day obser-
vance.
"Many people who
are HIV positive do not
even know it. Early diag-
nosis is the key," said
Valerie Wojciechowicz, a
Sarasota resident who
educates and advocates
for women living with
HIV "When I learned
that I was HIV positive
20 years ago, I made
positive lifestyle
changes. Today, my
quality of life is good
even with HIV in part
because of the early
diagnosis and treat-
ment."
Venice testing sites:
* 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday,
June 26, at South County
Family Health Center
(entrance is just north of
Manatee Community
College), 7820 South


Tamiami Trail. Call:
Elizabeth Smit, 861-3381
* 9:30 a.m. to noon Tues-
day, June 30, at Goodwill
Center The Rialto, 650
South Tamiami Trail
* 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday,
June 30, at Habitat for
Humanity ReStore, 1400
Ogden Road
For more information
about HIV testing oppor-
tunities, call 861-5000 or
visit the HANS Web site,
www.hivsarasota.org.
Family support
Family Support Group,
6:30-7:30 p.m., fourth
Wednesday of the
month (June 24), 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 (June 24),
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 (June 25),
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 Sup-
port Group meets 3-4
p.m., the second and
fourth Thursdays of the
month in the Adminis-
trative Conference
Room at Englewood
Community Hospital,
700 Medical Blvd. Call
697-0783.
Movement disorder
Dystonia/Spasmodic
Torticollis support
group, 5 p.m., last
Tuesday of the month
(June 30), Doctors
Hospital, 5731 Bee Ridge
Road, Sarasota. Ask
receptionist for room
number. Call 966-2754.
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Girl Scouts hire new


development chief


PHOTO COURTESY OF EPIPHANY CATHEDRAL SCHOOL
Epiphany Cathedral School students Cassidy Marryott, Monica Gonzalez and Kaitlyn
Hertel await an autographed copy of Priscilla Cummings' book "Red Kayak," which the
award-winning author discussed during a writing workshop at the school in the fall.


Award-winning


authors inspire students


FROM EPIPHANY
CATHEDRAL SCHOOL


As a final assignment for Beth Dono-
frio's seventh-grade class at Epiphany
Cathedral School, everyone in the class
wrote to author Gary Schmidt after he
visited the school. Several students
received personal, handwritten notes
in reply.
"This is just inspiring," Sharon Guer-
in, mother of student Mark Guerin, said
to Donofrio. "Do you realize the impact
that these letters could have on our
kids?"
Donofrio said that it is pretty amaz-
ing. She had the children make an
author card, similar to a baseball card
with a photo on one side and stats on
the back, for every book the students
read.
"In the course of our research, we
learned that Mr. Schmidt won the
Newberry Honor twice, once for his
'Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy'
and once for 'The Wednesday Wars,' "
said Donofrio. "We also learned he is a
professor at Calvin College in Mich-
igan, that he lives in a 150-year-old
farmhouse and is the father of six chil-
dren.
"He is a very busy guy. For him to
take the time to write to all my stu-
dents, plus to who knows how many
other kids across America who are writ-
ing to him, is really extraordinary,"
Donofrio said.
Perfect ending
Personal contact from an award-
winning author is the perfect ending to
a year that began with a writing work-
shop for the Epiphany School middle
schoolers given by Priscilla Cummings,
author of "Red Kayak."


Cummings' book was a 2008 Sun-
shine State Reading List book and a
2006 ALA Best Book for Young Adults.
On Sept. 24, Cummings gave a presen-
tation to the entire middle school and
conducted workshops for each of the
three grades. The students brought her
their copies of "Red Kayak" to sign and
interviewed her for the school newspa-
per.
"It was so exciting to meet the author
in person," said Donofrio. "She talked
to the kids about the writing process,
her research, her editor and also about
her own family and her life. She talked
about being a mother and how she
worked writing around her two chil-
dren.
"She really made writing seem like a
job that anyone could do if they had the
desire and put in the effort," she said.
Putting their experiences with
award-winning, published authors to
practical use, the Epiphany students
began writing and publishing a school
newspaper this year and wrote profes-
sionally bound books as part of a
schoolwide project. Each student wrote
at least three essays about one of their
parents and gave the book to either
their mom or dad as a Mother's Day or
Father's Day gift.
"We've had a good year," said
Donofrio. "I'm planning on compiling
all our students' letters from Gary
Schmidt as well as photos and articles
from Priscilla Cummings and creating a
bound book for a class project next
year.
"I hope that in some year to come,
one of these students will come back to
Epiphany to conduct a workshop or
write to my class as an award-winning
author. How great would that be?"
Donofrio said with a smile.


FROM GIRL SCOUTS
OF GULFCOAST
FLORIDA

Julie M. Wills, CFRE,
was recently named chief
development officer of
Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast
Florida, headquartered
in Sarasota and having a
10-county jurisdiction.
She will be responsible
for developing and imp-
lementing a new fund
development plan, in-
cluding an annual giving
campaign, fundraising
and cultivation events
and promotional materi-
als. She will handle pub-
lic relations and market-
ing of all facets of Girl
Scouting and council
facilities.
Wills serves as secre-
tary on the executive
committee for the Asso-
ciation of Fundraising
Professionals Florida Cau-
cus.
She is a past board
member of both the
Southwest Florida and
Suncoast chapters of AFP
She has served on the
board of the Tampa Bay
Planned Giving Council.
Wills brings with her
an extensive record of
experience and expertise
in her field. Most recent-
ly, she served as regional
development director for


PHOTO COURTESY OF GIRL
SCOUTS OF GULFCOAST FLORIDA
Julie Wills is the new chief
development officer of Girl
Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida.
the American Red Cross
in the Tampa Bay region.
In that position, she
worked with four Red
Cross chapters to devel-
op regional corporate
sponsorship and giving
opportunities for multi-
chapter prospects. She
also conducted intensive
research on regional
needs for disaster re-
sponse, services to the
armed forces, youth ini-


tiatives, and health and
safety programs.
Her prior professional
experience includes serv-
ing as director of philan-
thropy of Manatee Glens
in Bradenton, executive
director of Florida Pro-
state Cancer Network,
associate executive di-
rector of Easter Seals
Florida and division di-
rector of the American
Heart Association.
Joining the Girl Scouts
provides an entryway to
making a difference in
the lives of girls, Wills
said. "I'm looking for-
ward to helping build
capacity so that every girl
throughout the council
will have an opportunity
to benefit from Girl
Scouting," she said. "I'm
very excited to have an
opportunity to work with
an organization with a
mission to help girls
believe in themselves."
Wills is a native of The
Thousand Islands region
in NewYork state. She is a
graduate of Sawyer Col-
lege of Business in Van
Nuys, Calif. She earned
the distinction of Certi-
fied Fundraising Exec-
utive (CFRE) in 1997. She
resides with her husband
in Valrico and is looking
forward to relocating to
Sarasota.


Rzonca earns AAMA scholarship


STAFF REPORT


Michael Rzonca, a
soon-to-be freshman at
the University of South
Florida, has earned a
scholarship from the
American Architectural


Manufacturers Associa- at Cardinal Mooney High
tion, a trade association School, as well as a mem-
representing both resi- ber of the Robotics Club.
dential and commercial His father, Andrew Rzon-
window, door and sky- ca, is employed by PGT
light manufacturers. Rzon- Industries in Nokomis,
ca was a member of the
National Honor Society Please see AAMA, 10B


Administrators to attend Leadership Institute


FROM THE
SCHOOL BOARD OF
SARASOTA COUNTY

In Sarasota County,
summer is the time for
administrators to go to
school. More than 500
school district leaders,
including administrators,
teachers and support per-
sonnel, got lessons in
organizational excellence
at the sixth annual Sum-
mer Leadership Institute.
The event began June 22
and ends today at Sara-
sota Middle School.
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WELL-BEING from Page 7B


spirit and emotion. Classes are at 5:30
p.m. Tuesday at the Venice
Community Center, 326 S. Nokomis
Ave.; and at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and
Thursday at the Nokomis
Community Center, 234 Nippino Trail,
Nokomis. Contact Matt McCord at
488-6065 or flyndivematt@aol.com.
Yoga and tai chi at Spa Venice
When: Daily classes Monday through
Saturday
Where: Spa Venice, 775 The Rialto
(behind Goodwill)
Notes: All levels, various instructors
Cost: $15 per class; $12, series of eight
($96)
Call: 480-9009 or go to
www.spavenice.com for schedule
Help with prescriptions
The Community Pharmacy of
Sarasota County Inc., 225 South
Tamiami Trail, Nokomis, assists unin-
sured residents in obtaining their rou-
tine prescription medications. Call
445-5687 or visit www.cpsarasota.org.
Medicare help
Associated Medicare Patients Inc., an
independent, nonprofit corporation of
volunteers, helps those on Medicare
navigate the health insurance system.
AMP is free and serves Sarasota,
Englewood and Venice. Open 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. Wednesday. AMP is on the sec-
ond 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
A women-only Co-Dependents
Anonymous group, 10-11 a.m.
Thursday, Unity of Sarasota, 3023
Proctor Road, Sarasota. Newcomers
welcome. Call 306-1825 or visit
www.coda.org.
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 Nassau St.
S., in Venice (behind Venice Regional
Medical Center). This group is for the
family, not the addict. The program is
based on the 12 steps of AA and
Alanon.
Line dancing classes
Line dancing classes with Jackie
Wheeler, intermediate class, 7-8:30
p.m. Monday; beginner class, 7-8:30
p.m. Wednesday. Fee: $4 per class.
Call 493-2776.
Wellness Community
Events are free for cancer patients and
a caregiver. Call 921-5539.
* Support groups, 10-11:30 a.m.
Monday at Jacaranda Trace, 3600
William Penn Way.
* Adaptive yoga classes, noon-1:30
p.m. Monday at Jacaranda Trace,
3600 William Penn Way.
* Qigong exercise classes, 10-11 a.m.
Tuesday at Jacaranda Trace, 3600
William Penn Way.
* Small-group discussion, For Men
Only, 2-3 p.m. the first and third
Tuesday of each month at 3900 Clark
Road, Building P-3, Sarasota. This is a
drop-in, casual meeting open to male
cancer patients at all stages of treat-
ment for prostate cancer.
Zumba dance, yoga classes
Zumba dance fitness class, 6:15-7:15
p.m. Tuesday, and beginners yoga
class, 6:15-7:15 p.m. Wednesday, at
the Venice Community Center, 326 S.
Nokomis Ave. Contact Mary Lynn
Szerbin at mlszerbin@aol.com, 685-
8445 or 408-8205 to reserve a spot.
Screenings
Free blood pressure and blood sugar
tests by Home Health Services of
Venice, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday at
Venice HealthPark, 1201 Jacaranda
Blvd. Call 485-7711.
Meditation
Meditation and Eckhart Tolle's "A New
Earth," 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at
Mellow Run, 1270 Thoreau Circle,


SUN NEWSPAPERS 9B


Time to celebrate


PHOTO COURTESY OF VILLAGE ON THE ISLE
Linda Scheridan, front center, chair; Betty Mcmillin, second row left; Dottie
Thornton, Sally Thomas, Ann Nestor, Dorothy Millman and Marvin Thomas; Shirley
Nicholson, third row left, Dick Downing, Irene Mahar, Pat Munson; Gill Eveland,
fourth row left, Bob Nicholson and Bill Millman, all members of the Village On The
Isle Scholarship Committee, celebrate an appreciation dinner at Jacaranda Golf &
Country Club. The committee raised $51,000 and awarded scholarships to 17
employees at Village On The Isle.


Venice. Call 445-7134 to pre-register.
Acupuncture
Acupuncture physician Dr. Lucy Han
holds free seminars, noon-1 p.m.
Wednesday 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. Thursday at 2350 Scenic
Drive. Call 584-0075.
Caregiver Time Out
A free weekly caregiver support group
meets 1:15-3 p.m. Friday at St. Mark's
Episcopal Church, 508 Riviera St. Led
by a professional facilitator, Caregiver
Time Out offers group support, com-
munity resources and activities pro-
vided for loved ones during the ses-
sion. 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. Friday at
South Venice Christian Church, 2390
Seaboard Ave., Venice. Twelve-step
experience not necessary. Couples
work on such things as commitment,
communication, conflict resolution -
anything that impedes a healthy and
happy relationship. Free. (A donation
to cover rent is appreciated but not
necessary.) Call 475-8535 or 492-9547
or visit www.recovering-couples.org
for more information.
Good Neighbor Friendship
Fitness Walking Group
6:30 p.m. Wednesday 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. Saturday at
Volunteer Park, behind the Gulf Coast
Community Foundation of Venice.
Each Saturday a different 2 1/2-mile
route is selected. Mileage is recorded
and incentive awards are presented
for various total miles walked. Bring
your pets, too. New walkers welcome.
Bicycling
Join bicyclists from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Saturday at Volunteer Park, behind the
Gulf Coast Community Foundation of
Venice, for a leisurely 10-mile ride on
the Venetian Waterway Park. All levels
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p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays in the
Suncoast Auditorium of Englewood
Community Hospital, 700 Medical
Blvd. Call 426-7655.
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* Monday Morning Miracles AFG,
Epiphany Cathedral, Soy Building, 317
Tarpon St., 11 a.m. Monday
* St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 508
Riviera St., 7 p.m. Monday
* Let Go & Let God AFG, Venice
Presbyterian Church, 111 E. Firenze
St., 7:30 p.m. Tuesday
* Freedom AFG, Church of the
Nazarene, 1535 E. Venice Ave. (chil-


dren welcome), 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday
* Wednesday Step Study, Grace United
Methodist Church, 400 E. Field St., 7
p.m. Wednesday
* Steps & Growth, The Church of
Christ, 4301 State Road 776, 10 a.m.
Thursday
* Peace Pipe, Emmanuel Lutheran
Church, 790 South Tamiami Trail,
Room 101, 7 p.m. Thursday
* On the island, Emmanuel Lutheran
Church, 790 South Tamiami Trail, 8
p.m. Thursday
* Step in the Right Direction, St. Mark's
Episcopal Church, 508 Riviera St.
(behind church), 7 p.m. Friday; call
Harold, 493-7891, or Catherine, 493-
5371
* Saturday Night Live, Emmanuel
Lutheran Church, 790 South Tamiami
Trail, 7 p.m. Saturday
* Keep it Simple Sunday, Emmanuel
Lutheran Church, 790 South Tamiami
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Yoga for Every Body
Times: 9-10 a.m. Wednesday and
Friday; 6-7 p.m. Thursday
Where: Venice Fitness Center, 2203
South Tamiami Trail, Venice
Notes: Bring a mat.
Cost: $10
Call: 473-0135
Yoga with Elin
Times: 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.
Monday through Saturday; Sunset
Yoga, 8 p.m. Monday through
Wednesday
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Notes: Free yoga on Venice Beach with
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Time: 6:15 p.m. Wednesday
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Call: 408-8205
Peer Counseling
Time: Appointments available
Monday-Friday
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FROM EPIPHANY
CATHEDRAL SCHOOL

Epiphany Cathedral School's
middle school language arts
teacher, Beth Donofrio, had a
sixth-grade student years ago who
decided to make an explosion for
his G.I. Joe in the woods behind his
house. He poured gasoline onto a
pile of debris and set it aflame with
a match. Unfortunately, he was
engulfed and suffered third degree
burns all along his back, from his
neck clear down to his ankles.
After being airlifted to Tampa,
the boy was flown to the Shriners
Bum Institute in Cincinnati, where
he spent the next four months,
along with his mother, recovering
from the bums themselves and the
resultant skin grafts, eventually
returning to school with a sort of
"wet suit" designed to protect his
new skin.
As with all of their burn and


orthopedic hospitals, the Shriners
never charged the boy's family a
dime.
Donofrio stopped teaching that
year due to the birth of her first
child, but she never forgot her stu-
dent or the generosity of the
Shriners. When she returned to the
classroom this year at Epiphany
Cathedral School, after 12 years of
"maternity leave," she told her new
middle school students about her
former student and asked them
pull off their soda can tabs and
bring them into school.
The Shriners collect these tabs,
recycle them and use the money to
help fund their hospitals. After col-
lecting tabs for one academic year,
the students of Epiphany Ca-
thedral School brought 18 pounds
of tabs to the Shriners Center in
Sarasota. According to the Shrin-
ers Pull Tab FAQs, that's 22,806
tabs.
"We collect 800-900 pounds


every two to three months," said
Marylou Ellis, the Pull Tab chair.
The Ladies Sar-I Court has been
collecting the tabs since 1992 and
has recycled 60,494 pounds total-
ing $29,123.54 for the Shriners
Hospital for Children in Tampa. All
this money has been donated to
the Wheel Chair Repair Fund.
Ellis receives tabs from many
school children as well as Girl
Scout and Boy Scout troops. She
said sometimes one grade has a
contest with another grade to see
who brings in the most tabs.
Anyone interested in helping
Epiphany Cathedral School beat
their 18-pound donation this year
can bring their tabs to the school
office where Donofrio and her
classes will have a collection box
starting in August.
"I see kids in every grade
approaching Mrs. Donofrio with a

Please see TABS, 11B


ASIA from Page 1B


Both artists were recently recognized with honor-
able mention awards in an international Sumi-e com-
petition held in Japan. They won certificates and had
their work published.
The following Wednesday, July 22, Penny Hendry
will demonstrate the ancient art of flower arranging,
Ikebana. As a self-described "'Army brat," Hendry lived
outside Tokyo as a child. There she developed an
appreciation for Japanese landscaping and ultimately
Ikebana.
Romerstein returns to the center July 29 to speak
about the ancient art of tea, which she said dates to
the time of the Samurai.
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Henry, who will demonstrate "the gentle martial art."


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and $75 for members. The Wednesday series will close
Aug. 12 with a demonstration of raku pottery by Julie
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The school year may
have come to an end, but
educators interested in
securing grant funding
for next year can begin
applying online for a
Southwest Florida Water
Management District
Splash! mini-grant.
Grant funding is for
classroom projects that
focus on water quality,
natural systems, water
conservation, alternative
water sources, flood pro-
tection or watersheds.
The goal of the mini-
grant program is to pro-
mote hands-on water
resources education that
teaches students about
their local watersheds
and the freshwater re-
sources within them.
Splash! mini-grants pro-
vide up to $5,000 per
school on a reimburse-


ment basis only and are
available to public, pri-
vate and homeschool
teachers.
Grant applications are
due Sept. 11, 2009.
Log onto the district's
Web site at Water
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to fill out the online
application. Applicants
may save the application,
then go back and review
or change portions be-
fore submitting it.
Last year the district
awarded Splash! mini-
grants to 209 educators,
totaling more than
$417,000. Past mini-grant
projects include water
quality monitoring of lo-
cal lakes and rivers, out-
reach campaigns design-
ed to promote awareness
of water-conserving prac-
tices and environmental
field trips. For additional
ideas, check out the fea-
tured grant projects sec-

Please see APPLY, 11 B


AAMA from Page 8B


The AAMA Schol-
arship Program offers
families of employees of
AAMA-member compa-
nies the opportunity to
obtain financial aid for
higher education in pur-
suit of a degree in an
engineering or technical
field relating to the build-
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The scholarship is a one-
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ATTEND from Page 8B
school district leaders
keep the concepts in
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the year.
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Sarasota County School
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der the direction of
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Applicants are judged on
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dents with plans to enroll
or current enrollment in
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ployees of AAMA mem-
ber companies.


for its comprehensive ap-
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ter," said Superintendent
of Schools Lori White.
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ers learn about strategies
and programs to ensure
the continued success of
our students and our or-
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In these days of dwindling budgets,
reduced staff and fewer resources,
libraries across the state are looking for
ways to operate more efficiently while
maintaining reasonable levels of ser-
vice to patrons.
While attending the 2009 Florida
Library Association Conference in Or-
lando, the staff of the Sarasota County
Library System presented a strategy
that has proven successful.
Library Public Services Manager
Andrea Ginsky and library staff pre-
sented their successful implementa-
tion of the floating library collection.
The premise of a floating collection
is that items checked out of a library
can be returned to another library and
will remain at that library until request-
ed by a patron at another library.
Previously, an item returned to one of
Sarasota County's libraries was shipped


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back to its home library, requiring addi-
tional handling and time.
Reasons for floating the collection
include decreased costs, improved
patron access to collections and re-
duced risk of injury to staff.
"There was a significant reduction in
direct costs as well as an enhancement
to service, and that adds up to a win-
ning combination," said Sarabeth Kala-
jian, library general manager.
Ginsky noted that "conference atten-
dees were seeking practical, replicable
strategies, and this one generated keen
interest."
Sarasota County, with a population
of 387,461, has eight libraries in its sys-
tem with a collection of items totaling
about 1 million. One of the busiest
library systems in the state, it hosts
nearly 2.8 million visitors annually.
For more information, call 861-5000
and ask about the Sarasota County
Library System floating collection, or
visit www.sclibs.net.


TABS from Page 10B
single tab or a pocketful at home and send them says 'building a caring
they've collected from into school in old Prin- community that serves
their lunch table," said gles containers and bag- others' is not just a rote
Irene Lynch, Epiphany Ca- gies of all sizes. It's nice to recitation but actions
thedral School principal, know that the part of our that we choose to carry
"Families collect them mission statement that out every day."


APPLY from Page lOB
tion on the Web page. Web site at www.WaterMatters.org/
In addition to mini-grant funding, publications.
the district offers educators free teacher Questions about the Splash! mini-
training workshops, speakers for class- grant application process or the dis-
room presentations and free educa- trict's other in-school educational
tional materials, materials can be answered by Mary
The publications are correlated to Margaret Hull, lead communications
Florida's Sunshine State Standards and coordinator, at (800) 423-1476, ext.
can also be ordered on the district's 4774.


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and Sharon Roberts wanted to share these photos she took recently. Shown in the
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The ladies of the Venice-
Nokomis Woman's Club gave
donations to five area civic
organizations and threeVen-
ice High School seniors at
their June 10 meeting.
Presenter Okla Baudry
gave a check to Helen
Wiltrout for the Salvation
Army, where she is a case-
worker. Venice Theatre volun-
teer Irene Bette said its dona-
tion will help the Education
Outreach Program.
Mike and Peggy Gippert
accepted a donation for the
South County Food Pantry.
Kathleen Simonds, manager


of the adult day care program
at Senior Friendship Centers,
said, "I know exactly how I
will use this," when given her
check.
Accepting a check for the
Florida SheriffsYouth Ranches,
Joe McLeod explained it is not
a boot camp for offenders as
some people think.
"We serve good kids that
come from bad situations,"
he said.
Teleta Nevius, chair of the
scholarship committee, pre-
sented gifts to two of the
three VHS seniors who
attended the event, Dana
Paschke and Sarah Wahlrab,
saying a scholarship check
will be sent to the University
of Central Florida for each of
them. Recipient Tiffany
White was unable to attend.
The speaker at the meeting
was Greening the U.S.A.
advocate Mary Anne Bowie
who brought samples of eco-
friendly products from her
store in Sarasota, from a small
bag of worm poop for your
garden to recycled glass tiles.
For more information, go to
sarasotagreenmarketplace.


com. You will be amazed at
the array of "green" products
available there.
'Fiesta' at Women's
Sertoma Club
A special four-legged
guest arrived at the Women's
Sertoma Club installation
dinner June 11.
Fiesta Del Sol, an 8-
month-old yellow Labrador
retriever and her puppy
trainer, Bill Keele, came to
thank the members for
sponsoring her last year as
a trainee for Southeastern
Guide Dogs. This was done
with funds earned from last
year's Sun Fiesta.
"I think she's going to be a
very good guide dog," said
Keele of the wriggling puppy.
After her basic puppy
training is done, she will be
put in the care of an interim
trainer before she moves on
to the serious guide dog
school at about 18 months of
age. Club members are
already trying out names for
a second dog they would like
to sponsor this year, so be
sure to support the 2009 Sun


Fiesta in October.
The new officers installed
are Ann Hall, president; Mary
Moyer, vice president; Cecilia
Alexander, secretary; Diane
Henderson and Barbara
Quinn, co-treasurers; and
Linda Bena, sergeant at arms.
The co-chairs for this year's
Sun Fiesta, to be called Viva
Venice Sun Fiesta 2009, are
Cherylann Tacy and Mary
Moyer.
Thanks to club member
Linda Bena, who is a friend
of Tom Kelly, CEO of Village
On the Isle, the dinner was
held in one of its dining
rooms. The excellent food
and gracious service under
the supervision of recreation
director Chris Gerard, a 27-
year employee ofVOTI, could
not have been better.
What is even more impres-
sive is the number of meals
prepared here each month -
about 27,000, 900 of which
are for Meals On Wheels.
These are very remarkable
people, and it is fitting that
the Sertoma Club, which
means SERvice TO MAnkind,
should celebrate here.


The Altieri family, owners of Luna's
Ristorante, celebrate their daughter
Dominique's graduation from the
University of Alabama with a party for
friends and family at their island loca-
tion: Dad Mike, left, Dominique, mom
Sam and brother Dante. Dominique
majored in finance perhaps, she said,
as a result of working the cash regis-
ter for many years at the Luna's
South Venice restaurant.


Best friends in high school, Sarah
Ellis, left, and Dominique Altieri
attended rival universities, with Sarah
at Auburn University and Dominique
at the University of Alabama. Their
friendship survived.


The co-chairs for Viva Venice Sun
Fiesta 2009 are Cherylann Tacy, left,
and Mary Moyer, right, with Bill Keele
and puppy Fiesta Del Sol.


Incoming president Ann
Hall, left, receives the
gavel from outgoing presi-
dent Patty Corona.


The new officers of the Women's Sertoma Club are Diane Henderson, left, Barbara Quinn, Mary Moyer, Cecilia Alexander,
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1025 Port Charlotte
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1029 Sarasota
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1031 Foreclosures
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1040 Condos/Villas
1060 Townhouses
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1075 TrI-Plex For Sale
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1115 Trade/Exchange
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1210 Homes
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1010 OPEN HOUSE

06/24/09

PC, NEW 3/2/1,6129 Regatta St.
1100 SF. Starter home. Builder
Special $91,900. 941416-5621
PC, NEW CONST. 3/2/2, 1971
SF. $119,900, 12098 Crossgate
Ave. Builder. special. 941416-5621


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Lakeview Condo, 2B/2B
Gated/Walled Community
Maintenance Free Living
clubhouse, pool, fitness
Heritage Lake Park
Mon.-Sat. 10 am 5 pm
Call 941.766.8019
Heritage Group Realty, Inc

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$289k Englewood Farm Acres
18001v 3/2 w/loft, fireplace, 5ac,
barn, very secluded-adj to 1000's
acres stateland 941-740-5284

3/2/2 with New Roof & Huge
Lanai. $164k
3/2/2 Pool Home in Long Mead-
ow $179k
FURNISHED 3/2/2 On the Golf
Course $244k
Terry Long Always Long On
Service! 941-830-2347
RE/MAX Bayside

HUGE 3/2.5/4 Car Garage, Pool,
Canal. $249k
WATERFRONT with No Bridges to
the Gulf Of Mexico. Owner
Financing & Newer Roof.
$339k
Terry Long Always Long
On Service! 941-830-2347
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NEWER HUGE 3/2.5/2 on the
Golf Course. $287k
LARGE 4/2/2 POOL HOME.
Rent to Own! $259k
HUGE 3/2/2 w/ pool on the
Golf Course. $295k
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941-830-2347

1024 NORTH PORT

2BR/2BA, POOL, all appliances.
6468 Pan American. $79,000.
Must see. Appt. 941- 539-4377
3/2/2 2000SF under roof, exc
loc, nr. shopping, many extras,
Asking $175Kobo 941-429-8023
BRAND NEW 3/2/2. Never lived
in. 90% Complete. 1825 sf.
Affordable. (941)-286-4599

1025 PORT CHARLOTTE
FOR SALE

LEASE/BUY $0 DOWN $0 clos-
ing. Deep Creek. Updated 3/2/2
+ pool $1200 mo (305)491-7852
MUST SEE 2/2/2 w/pool
Lovely, upscale, $139K
(941)-235-3336 4239 Durant St


1025 PORT CHARLOTTE
FOR SALE

UNFINISHED HOME!!
Concrete Shell Only, Sec. 15.
23156 Lark Ave. $74,900.
obo 941-628-2883

1040 CONDOS/VILLAS
FOR SALE




Condo to be sold to highest
bidder, not a short sale
June 27 on site in Sarasota,
No Reserve, to close in
30 60 days absolutely.
Tennis, Swimming Pool,
Clubhouse, Playground,
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Golf, Tennis, Pools,
2/2 Large Deluxe $135,000
2/2 Poolside Split Plan $146,900
3/2 Cony. Furn. Lakeside $149,900
2/2 On Golf Course $158,000
3/2 Conv. Lakeside $165,000
3/3 Furn.Twnhse Condo $249,000
2/2 Split Bayhouse Condo $169,000
2/2 Cnr Cathedral Ceilings $138,000
2/2 Golf Course Brkfst Rm $150,000
2/2 Bargain Near Shops $104,000
2/2 On Saltawater Lagoon $155,000

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1090 MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE

PARK MODEL exc. cond. Bar-
gain price @ RR Campground,
Venice. (941)-492-5317

VENICE ISLE REAL ESTATE
SALES, INC. 55+ Resident
Owned Comm. Lic. R.E.
Broker. 941-485-7743
Many homes to choose from.

VENICE RANCH
12X56 2BR/2BA FURNISHED
ASKING $5000
12X60 2BR/1.5BA SEMI-FUR-
NISHED ASKING $15,000
55+ Comm. NO PETS. Others to
choose. www.veniceranch.com
Dick or Steve
941488-5672

1095 MANUFACTURED
HOMES FOR SALE

BLUE HERON PINES 55 Comm.
3/2, 4 yrs. old. Was $89,000.
Sell for $70,000. 941-626-5035.

Ventura Lakes Lifestyle +55
Comm. Many homes to
choose from,941-575-6220
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1120 WANTEDTO BUY

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2/s1.5 Talbot $675
2/2 Boundary $500
2/2 Boundary Condo $500

2/1.5 Abscotte,Canal $650
2/1 Conway Blvd (W) $625
All new interior.
2/2 Condo Maria Manor $600
Short Term or Seasonal
2/2 Pounesian Village from $700
2/2 Harbor Covefrom $1000
2/1 Green St from $700
2/1 LB Breezes from $1200

1/1 Riverhouse from $1200
1/1 Harbor Village from $900
2/2 Lazy River from$775
3/2 N.Port,Pool from $1500
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DC, Brand new 2-story, 3/2,
w/loft. $1050 mo. 1st sec. 941-
625-6949 or 239-707-3364
DEEP CREEK, Close to 1-75.
3/2/2, refrig/stove, scr.
lanai. new carpet, new tile,
vaulted ceilings, across from
lake. 1 mo. free. $900/mo.
Call Tammy, 941-639-0090
EL JOBEAN 2/2 Mobile home
on canal Pet ok, BRING YOUR
BOAT. $600/mo 941-350-1288
ENGL EAST, short term 2br/2ba
furnished, utilities included,
clean, no smoke/pets $800/mo.
$300/wk. 941-716-4305
ENGL. GDNS OF GULF COVE
2/1/1 $700/MO AND
PC 3/2/2 + DEN $1100
(941)-830-0011
ENGL.- 2BR/2BA dbl wide, scr
lanai, carport, laundry, $650/mo
1st last $400/sec 941-223-4188
ENGLE. 2/2/1 furn/unfurn,
$850 mo + utilities, annual, 1st &
sec, avail 8/1, 941-830-8927
ENGLE., Newer 3/2/2, conve-
nient to 776/McCall Rd. Apple.
incl. $875.00 + dep. (231)-719-
0108
ENGLE/ROTONDA, 49 Golfview
Rd. Remodeled 2/2/2 on GCourse,
pool. $800 1st/sec 941-204-9696
ENGLEWOOD
2/2/1 lanai, dock, New boatlift,
No bridges to Bay $895 WEST
COAST PROP. MGT
9414730718
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ENGLEWOOD 3/2/1 (2) to
choose pet ok $900
2/2/1 Pool, Newly Remodeled $950
2/1/cp Near downtown $650.
WEST COAST PROP. MGT
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ENGLEWOOD 2/2 duplex in Sun-
nybrook area $575.
1/1 NEWLY RENOVATED duplex
in heart of Old Englewood $575
3/2 CONDOS in Hammocks
amenities, swimming, tennis & gym
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ENGLEWOOD EAST 2/1 w shed,
W/D, tile/carpet, clean, quiet, no
pets. $650 941473-0559
ENGLEWOOD ROTONDA 2 LIKE
NEW 3/2/2 Homes for rent start-
ing at $795 Possible lease
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ENGLEWOOD/Rotonda West
4/2/2 pool,golf,$1350 mo. 908-
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NOKOMIS, 2/1, newly remodeled tile
floors W/D hookup, $700 mo. 1st,
Lst+Sec goodwter 941416-1861
NORTH PORT 2/1 all tile,
pets ok, $700. or rent by
week 941-769-4720
North Port Rentals
4571 Bullard St. $495.00
2 BR Large Yard Car Port
6201 Coniston Terr. 2 BR -
Lawn & Pest Inc. $550.00
1330 Patio Terr $950.00
Almost New Poss 4 Bedroom
5440 Alibi Terrace $895.00'
3 BR/2BA/2CGar Fenced Yd
WWW.pelicanpm.com
Lic Broker (941) 232-8223
NP 3/2/2 Newer home near
Haberland & Price. 1600sf, Split
plan $900+sec (941)-276-0075
NP SMALL clean cottage, 2BR/
1BA/carport, CHA, $525 mo.
Annual lease. Sec. dep. Tenant
pays all utilities. (941)-320-3583
N.P.- Close to Sarasota & 1-75.
Extra clean, newer 3/2/2. Ready!
$825. Ann. lease. 941-927-9176
NP4/2/2 1640SFJACOBY $995
NP 3/2/2 1450SF Chambr 895
PC 3/2/2 1500SF YALE 795
VEN 3/2/1 Fenced Columb 795
VEN3/2/2 $895.941-480-1266
P.C. SALT water canal with dock.
3/1 w/ large Den, W/D / D/W
Yard maint. No Pets $650 mo.
240 Mentel Terr. (941) 764-0333
P.G. Coach House fully furn, all
util, sat. TV, 1st, last & sec.
$525. Leave message for Bob
941-575-1905
PC 2/2 or 3/2, tile, lanai, appl.
w/d $675-$995 mo. 1st + sec.
Ann. Sm. pet ok (941)-626-1514
PC 2/2/CP Family Room, new
paint & carpet, rent & rent to own,
$700 mo + sec 941-815-7588


3/z2 Canal beauty'
18334 Burkholder Cir
$995 (941)-228-7781
PC 3/2 Over 1300 SF CHA W/D
Hookups Newer Paint, Tile, Car-
pet, Ref, Range. Treed Yard, Pets
OK. Close to Shopping, Hospitals,
Services. $695+Sec+Pet 480-
202-7612
PC 3/2/1, Gardens of Gulf
Cove, pool, amenities, $800 mo.
716-485-8343


PC 2/1/1, Cambridge, Saltwa-
terfront......................... $700
PC 3/2 Midway .............$750
Burnt Store Village, 3/2/3
w/ pool, Islas Dr. ..........$1300
PC 2/2 Condo family sec-
tion.......................... $650
NP Sable Trace 2/2 condo,
new, golf course............ $750
We need homes & condos
yearly & seasonal.
Cornerstone Real Estate
(941)-743-5525



PC 3/2/1CRPRT, W&D, carpet
&tile. Clean. On canal. $750 mo.
941-661-4771, 941- 661-8431
PC 3br home on large lot. Only
$499 per mo. w/$499 sec. dep.
See 3312 Normandy Dr. then call
Joe (508)-491-8681
PC COZY 2/1Garage w/ remote,
FL rm, CHA, W/D $595, Pet Ok
2496 DEEDRA 9414740395
PC Large- Open- Airy- Beauti-
ful 3/2/2- Great Nbrhood on
canal Pets OK 941-206-6220


r., mm 1..vv m. r ,/ I Ulz OIU us e C
on Dbl wooded lot, W/D, lawn
serv. $975 + sec 941-629-5853
PC Lrg., 2 bdrm, 1 bath,
central heat & air NEW
blinds & carpets, No Pets
$550. (941)-743-3489
PC, 2/2/1 w/den, updated
w/new carpet, paint, granite, tile,
& storage shed. Clean. $700 mo.
941-979-8632
PC, 3/2/2 clean, attractive
$800. mo., $800 sec 472
Fletcher St. 941-766-9525
PC, EL JOBEAN, 2/2/1 fully furn.
1-6 mo lease., inc water, lawn,
cable. $800 mo. 941-255-5555
PC, Lamont Ave. 3BR/2BA/
2CG, lanai, large back yard.
$875. Rick 754-244-0347
PC, Large new 3/2/2. Harbor
access. Close to Beach Complex.
(941)-255-3530
PG 3/3, $925 mo.; Lake Suzy
area, 2/2, $795 mo., ALSO 2/1,
$625 mo. (941)-932-6425
PG MEADOWS 7518 Ligustrum
3BR/2BA Beautiful Pool Home
clean. Rent negot 941-9164404
PGI 210 Delido Ct. 3/2/1.5,
recent paint inside & out, SS
appl., $875. (941)-626-2293
PGI BEAUTIFUL 2BR WATER
FRONT CONDO FOR RENT.
BOAT SLIP & POOL. GREAT
LOCATION. $695 Call Ron
941-223-4781






PGI CANAL 3/2/2, 5 min. to
Harbor, 10K lb. boat lift, 2400 sf,
Ig. lanai/pool, beaut. canal view.
Annual $1750mo.562-397-2755
PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2/2
Pool, Many Extras, $950 + sec.
(941)-628-9030
Port Charlotte Rentals Imm Occ
2027 Giralda Street $595
2BR/2BA I large Yard
21154 Bersell Ave $575
2BR Central AC Large lanai
WWW.pelicanpm.com
Lic Broker (941) 232-8223
PORT CHARLOTTE, 2/2/2 Split
plan, lanai $695. mo. Appl. Nice
area. 502-875-2437
PORT CHARLOTTE, 2BR/1BA,
21077 Gertrude Ave. $450/mo.
1st, last, sec. (941)-286-2546
PORT CHARLOTTE: 3/2/2 large
rooms, granite kit., waterfront,
quiet street. 954-581-1650


PT CHARLOTTE 3/1.5 Fenced,
Sm pets ok, 22143 Montrose
$550/mo 941-276-1052
PT CHARLOTTE 3/2/2 Pool Dbl
lot, 12x30 Workshop, fenced, sm
pets ok, 18534 Ackerman
$1250/per mo 941-276-1052


PUNIA GORDA 3/2/2 beautiful
Waterview, htd pooVspa, dock w/lift,
300 BelAir Ct.$1600.941-205-2952





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CALL 941 473-9616 or
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ROTONDA W. 2/2 Pool home.
Totally renovated. Overlooks
Canal. $850/mo 941-286-7415
ROTONDA WEST VERY NICE
3/2/2 TILE, SCREENED LANAI
$950. 941-488-8143
OWNER BROKER
ROTONDA, Courtyard home,
3/3/2, pool, good for entertaining,
Furn or Unfurn. $1,950. Optional
rent to own 941- 815-8871.
S. GULF COVE, NEW 2/2/1
duplexes Nr Beaches & Boca
$695/mo. 941-350-1288


1210 HOMES FOR RENT

S. Venice 2br/2ba/lcg, tile
floors, UPDATED,Clean & Ready
$789/mo 941-468-9978
Sue Miller Matchmaker Homes
S. VENICE LG. 3/2/cp pool,
Master ste on 4 lots $1150
WEST COAST PROP. MGT
941473-0718
RentalsFlorida.net
SO. VENICE 2/2/2, fenced back
yd. All tile. Appl. Annual $950 mo.
(804)-291-8182
SOUTH PUNTA GORDA, 3 bd
rm, 1 bath, w/garage, Inground
pool, private fenced yard. Quiet
area, 1 mile from 75. $750.
(941)-505-7744
VENICE 2/2/1
$795/mo + sec or lease option.
(941)496-9325
VENICE EAST 233 Lorraine Ave.
2/2/1 nice yard, quite street very
clean, sm pet ok $750. Contact
Caroline 941-485-9602
VENICE GREAT HOMES
$700-$975 9414924280
Gulf Coast Rentals & Real Estate
Co.
VENICE IMMACULATE 2/2/2
living, dining, den, lanai, fenced
yard. $850 941-497-7748
VENICE, LAWN CARE INCLUDED,
2/2/1, living room, family room,
lanai, shed, $900 mo. Sm pet ok.
(941)488-5303

1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

25 UNFURNISHED CONDOS
Almar Rentals & Mgt.Services
941-627-1465 Almar-Rentals.com

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

D.C. 2/2, lanai, cath. ceil., tile,
wood cab., granite, w/d inc. Pets
ok $675+ up 941-661-4539
DC Annual $600 unfurnished
2/2, Villa Manor, lanai, pool, NP
877-767-4367 or 440-463-2159
DEEP CREEK furnished 1st
floor, htd pool, 2/1, $675/mo
no pets (941)-391-2665
DEEP CREEK, Gardens 2/2 New
paint, carpets, pool, tennis, NP $600
+elec 941-575-7559 or 661-7585
EL JOBEAN 2BR/2BA Waterfront
condo w/ pool & boat dock.
$575/mo (740)2786018
ENGLEWOOD 1ST MONTH
FREE 12 mins from venice 2br
w/ den 2 ba 1300sf, pool
$399. moves you in $750/nm
9414730450
ENGLEWOOD BAYFRONT
3/2/2, 2000 sf. $1350/$1850
Pool, Tennis. Furn/Unfurn.
$1350-$1850.
941-468-2709
NORTH PORT, Colony 2/2/1 Lux-
ury Condo, gated, 1st fir, w/d up-
grades. $775. 941-875-3968
NORTH PORT, SABAL Trace,
Fairway Villas, 2/1.5, Furn. appl.
& w/d. $600/Mo. 260-248-6872
PC 1st fir. 2/2 incl. cable, water
& W/D. Pool, tennis. Sm. pets OK
$725. Furn. avail. 941-286-5003
PC 2/2 incl. cable, water &
W/D. Pool, tennis. Sm. pets OK
$675. Furn. avail. 941-763-9052
PC Oak IV, 1/1, all tile, fresh
paint, amenities incl., a must see.
$510 mo. (941)-628-8419
PC, 2/1.5/COVERED parking,
furn. Adult condo. Harbor Blvd.
$600 mo. 941- 268-9010.
PC, 2/2 Waterfront Condo, Pri-
vate Fishing Pier, Pool, Covered
Parking, $700/mo Annual/Sea-
sonal Poss. Inc. Water & Cable
(941) 764-6069
PC, your choice 1/1 or 2/2,
$525 Mo, or $675 Mo in beautiful
Sunshine Villas near Cultual Cen-
ter & Hospitals. Perfect cond. No
dogs. 1st & sec. (941)-258-1904
PORT CHARLOTTE, 2/2 ground
floor Srs/Medical disc.,newly remod-
led wtr/incl. $650. 941-627-1414
PC/LAKE SUZY- Simply Perfect
2/2, Lakefront. Furn. Ground. Fir.
End Unit. Lanai, Pool, Quiet. NP
$675. mo (941)-743-4132
PG, 2/2, 1276 SF, W/D, pool,
no pets. $700/mo, 1st., last,
sec. annual, (941)-639-8125
PG, BSI. Mondovi, Newer 3/2/1
condo, 1st. fir, 1st mo. free.
$825. mo. NP (216)-509-2293
PG, EMERALD POINTE, Water-
front Tennis, pools, dock, nicely
furn, 1, 2 & 3BR's. 941-626-3350
PGI 2/2, Crown Molding, Tile,
1100SF, Pool, Tennis Courts,
Dock, $750 (941)-661-0993
PGI 2/2/CP, 2 lanais, W&D,
pool, dock, amazing view. No
pets, $790/mo. 941-637-4905
PGI- 2BR furnished on canal w/
dock. Small pet OK. $850. mo
annual (941)-585-9600
PORT CHARLOTTE, Unit C6 Olean
Plaza, 660 SF, 3 Office layout,
condo fee incl, $525/mo 6 mo. or
1 yr. lease. 941-457-6999
PORT CHARLOTTE- 2/2 tile
throughout, pool privileges. No
pets. $625. mo. (941)-625-6665
PUNTA GORDA 2/2, 3rd floor,


waterfront, heated pool, elevator,
covered parking. $1595 Season-
al, $1195 6 mo., $895 annual.
941-815-8320
PUNTA GORDA ISLES-3/2/2
villa w/lake view & comm.
pool, 2000sf, big kitchen,
skylights, w/d. 941-661-
3664, $1025 per month.
PUNTA GORDA near Fishermans
Village, Townhouse & Condo both
2/2 (941)-637-0195


1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

SARASOTA CONDO
BEAUTIFUL QUIET AREA
1ST Mo Free! $800.mon.
Work w/credit history,
1 Level 1200+SF 2/2/1,
W/D hookup
Call: 941-244-0380

SARASOTA Beautiful Villa
Close to Siesta Key Beach-
es & Shopping 55+ comm.
2BR/2BA, htd pool, W/D
Clubhouse, & Cable incld.
Sm pet ok. Ask for Special.
$850/mo. Annual Lease.
941-926-4443 or 735-1668
VENICE ATHENS TOWNHOUSE,
Luxury living in a rental unit 2/2 3 blks
to bch & shops $795 &$875
941485-7645
VENICE DOWNTOWN 2/2
furnished, 55+. 6mth-lyr. Option.
$750/mo. 941-387-4485
VENICE ISLAND, lbr/1.5ba, fur-
nished, ctr.of town, pool, elevator,
Avail. $500/ mo. (941)484-6476
VENICE ISLAND, 2/2, ann.
$620/mo. Call Ed Myslivecek,
Realtor 941485-0197
Paradise Realty, 941488-1111
VENICE ISLAND, 2BR/2BA, tiled
through, Very clean, 3 blks to
beach/dwntwn. Deck for grilling,
$790mo. (941)-485-3061
VENICE ISLE. Spacious corner
condo. 2BR/2BA. Lanai, furn.
Cable TV. 55+ Near Shops &
Beach. $750. 847-272-8794

1280 TOWNHOUSES
FOR RENT

ENGL Beautifully furnished
3BR on Lemon Bay, $900/mo
1st & sec. 810-964-2539

1300 DUPLEXES FOR RENT

ARCADIA, 2B/1B, Completely
remodeled! All NEW! FREE water
& garbage 863-990-2220
ENGL 2/2/1 Sm pets ok,
$750/mo 1st mth free.
$1000/sec. Moves you in.
Adobe Realty Inc 941-485-3998
Marcel 941-468-2529
ENGLEWOOD., 2/1/CP, lanai,
$575. Also 2/2, W&D incl. $600.
(941)-460-9403
ENGL. S GULF COVE, 2/2/1, 1
yr. old. Upgrades! Quiet area!
Must Rent, call (941)-769-3754


ENGLE- 1BR/1BA $475;
2br/lba $525. + Sec. Recent
remodel, lanai, water & sewer
No smok/Pets 941-400-1670
ENGLEWOOD BOATERS &
FISHERMANS DELIGHT
lbr/1.5ba/lcg, lanai, W/D,
on ICW/Stump Pass, dock, very
priv, dead-end street lyr Ise,
$750/mo 845-255-1111
ENGLEWOOD Rent Reduced!
2/1/CP, Convenient & Quiet St.
$575. mo 941-468-5799.
ENGLE, spacious 3br/2ba,
w/dishwasher & W/D,
$750/mo. + dep.
941-474-4921
ENGLEWOOD, 2BR/1B,
W/appliances, W/D hook up. sm
pets w/fee. $750/mo. 1st &
Sec. 941-468-4544
MURDOCK AREA, 2/2/1,
large walk-in closet, pantry,
$600. (941)-423-0486
NP, 2BR/1BA, Lanai, Newly
Remodeled, Very clean, Appl.
$675 & Sec. (810)-794-3721
PC Newer 2/2, tile, W/D
hookups, lawn care, $650 + +.
Owner 207-749-1159 or Amy
941- 380-0839
PC, 3/2/CP Fresh paint, Indoor
laund, $625/mo + sec incl wtr
941-628-6653 or 766-2824
PG 1BR duplex apt, fully fur-
nished, all utilities $495/mo
+ sec. 941-457-9055
PGI 2/2 end of canal, dock,
lanai, all appl. Sm pet ok. $675.
607 Via Tripoli. 941-575-7867
PUNTA GORDA completely
remodeled, tile throughout, 2/1,
$600 mo. (941)-639-2823
PUNTA GORDA, 2/1, large,
remodeled, nice yard, quiet,
210 Peace Island Dr.
$595 mo. 786-255-2805
WILL TRADE lovely 2/2/2
W/pool for a duplex.
Interested?? (941)-235-3336

1320 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

2 BEDROOM APT.
1/2 Block to Nokomis Beach.
$800/mo,
Less with maint.
Assistance. 1st, Last & sec.
941-488-5672
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.
C.H. COMPLETELY furn, clean &
neat, 2/1, scrn lanai, covered
parking, $550 NP/NS, 1st, last,
damage, (941)-764-3969
CAPRI ISLES, unfurn. 2/2, W/D,
pool, tennis, NP, $700 mo. annu-
al. (941)-232-9893


CHAR HAR APT 1/1, waterview,
poss sm pet start $425, call
239-543-5252, 239-849-3039
Charlotte Harbor 1st Mo. FREE
Almost new Ibd/lba, tile floors.
Quiet $495 (941)587-7828
DEEP CREEK Sunnydell Commons
Apts. 2 & 3BR's, $700 & $850. 1st
& last req. Call 941-204-3224.
DOWNTOWN VENICE Embassy
Ibr apt. $600/mo. + $600 Sec.
Walk to beach & churches. N/P.
(941)-2440700


1320 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

ENGL. 1/1 Very Quiet, new paint
& carpet. $500/ mo includes
water. $300 Sec. 941-223-1809
ENGLEWOOD WATERFONT 1/1,
Very Clean, Close to Shopping, N/P
$495/mo 941475-5409

ISLAND OF VENICE
Eff, 1 & 2 br, Immed. occup. No
pets 941416-5757or 3236466
MANASOTA KEY, steps tobch. 1 &
2BR, until. & cable incl. Sm. pets, $175-
$230 wk. Long term. 941-716-3660
NORTH PORT
VICTORIA POINTE APTS.
Located at Sumter & Appomat-
tox within minutes of schools &
shopping. Just a short drive to
the beaches, shopping, entertain-
ment in Port Charlotte,
Englewood, Venice or Sarasota.
1/1 starts @ $412
2/1 starts @ $555
941-423-8720



P.C. 3 ROOM efficiency, 55+,
close to harbor call 941-629-
5486 or 317-919-1566 for
details. 23067 Seneca
PC 3 rm eff., part furn., avail July
4, single renter, $500 mo incl all,
$500 dep. (941)-286-5126
PC CLEAN 1/1 condo, Sunshine
Villas. No smoking, no pets.
$500. mo. incl. water New ref. &
water heater. 941-624-3644
PG, PRICE REDUCED, clean,
quiet, 1 BR furnished, incl. utili-
ties, low dep. 941-815-0711
PG, 2 bedroom apt. in private
home. Fully furn. Cable & utilies
incl. Pool, no pets. $750.
mo.+$500 dep. (941)-505-1005
PORT CHARLOTTE 1/1, all tile
$150 wk. all incl. Pets okay.
Avail, now. (941)-575-6482
PORT CHARLOTTE 2/2
$605. Water incl.
Limited time only
CALL TODAY 941-627-3900
PORT CHARLOTTE 4/3 WITH
2 MASTER BEDROOMS.
$800/ water incl. Call Today
941-627-3900
PORT CHARLOTTE LIMITED
TIME ONLY 3/2 $705/PER
MONTH WATER INCL. CALL
TODAY 941-627-3900
PORT CHARLOTTE
Spacious 1/1 water incl.
$505/per month Call today
941-627-3900
PUNTA GORDA, 1BR starting
@ $475, 2BR $550. Studio
$425. With 12mo lease, 3rd mo
free. Small Dep. 941-628-6834
PUNTA GORDA EFF. $160 week,
1 Bedrm apt. Pet Friendly. $175
wk. Incl util. Triangle Motel -
941- 639-8356

TOLEDO CLUB APTS.
STOP IN
FOR OUR GREAT
MOVE-IN SPECIAL!
STUDIO: $555
1BD/1BA: $633
2BD/2BA: $695.
toledoclubapts.com
941-423-6600

VENICE LAST MONTH FREE.
1br $600, 2BR $695. 1ST & SEC.
N/Pets. Sea Jay Apts, under new
mgmt. 941-232-9893
VENICE CLUBSIDE APTS.
1 bedroom Avail. $99 Moves
you in. Call (941)488-7766.
VENICE FURN. EFFIC. all utili-
ties incld. starts at $600. & up
monthly, sm.pets ok pool/laundry
5mins to beach 941-623-5334
VENICE FURNISHED 1/1 LR, Kit,
dishes, linens, TV etc... utilities incl.
$195/wk (941)4930260
VENICE ISL, 2br/lba, near hosp,
on Plaza Mayor. $750/mo. incl
water & cable. $750 Sec.
941-587-9997
VENICE ISLAND 1BR/1BA,
near beach & downtown, nice
grd fir villa style unit, Sm pets ok
$650 mo. 1st & Sec. $300
(941)485-2578 or 468-8228
VENICE ISLAND APTS 1 bedrm.
apt avail. Close to beach &
downtown. 941-7354020
VENICE ISLAND APTS Close to
Everything F/L/S Util/Laundry incl
N/P, N/S 9414830053
VENICE ISLAND, downtown.
Turn-Key, furn. Exc. cond. N/S.
Annual or seasonal. 941-650-5309
I r VENICE STUDIO &
1BR. Accepting Section 8
sii"i Vouchers. 941488-7766
VENICE ISLAND efficiency apt.
2nd floor $400 per month,
941-484-2206 or 941-485-5698
Venice Island newly reno,
furn/unfurn Near shops,bch 1/1
$600 incl wtr 941-586-8966

Woodmere
Apts of Venice
SUMMER SPECIAL!
PLUS $500 CASH
1BD/1BA: $620
2BD/2BA: $755
woodmereapart-
mentsofvenice.com
941-496-4161

1340 MOBILE HOMES
FOR RENT


ARCADIA Brand new! 2B/2B,
inc. appl, lot rent, sewer, water,
trash, pool, club house & more.
Just $525 mo. 55+ Park, Desoto
Village Call Sherry 330-773-3351
ENGL. 55+ Park No pets
1BR/1BA $550/m w/yr lease
1BR/1BA $365/m w/yr lease
(941)-474-1353
PUNTA GORDA 2 bedroom
mobile homes, $650 mo. with no
utilities. (941)-639-8356


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1340 MOBILE HOMES
FOR RENT
NOCATEE & KINGS HWY.
Several available!
From $400 $750. Incl CHA
1st & Sec 941-624-0355

1350 EFFICIENCIES
FOR RENT
PC 2 ROOM suites fully furn.
Waterfront, wireless internet
$180.& up. 941-629-4046
BANANA BAY Waterfront Motel
Extended Stay $195/wk incl.
Cable, internet & utils. swim-
ming pool, fishing. Sm pet OK.
Pt Char (941) 743-4441
www.bananabaymotel.com
SOUTH VENICE, FURN.,
INCLUDES UTILITIES, NS, NP,
941497-1095

1360 ROOMS FOR RENT
ENGLE. PRIVATE ent. & bath,
W/D & storage avail. Util incl.
$125 wkly + sec 941-493-5186
ENGLEWOOD, On the Water,
space for boat, no bridges.
$450mo. Incl util. 941-474-9768
PC Clean & Quiet, $120 wk.
$400/mo incl utils, furn'd, refs.
941-743-3070. 941-740-2565
PC PRIV. Entrance, house priv.,
util. incl., w/d, NS/NP. Refs.
$115. wk + Sec. (941)-240-0114
PC Room, all access, no pets.
Midway/Harbor area.$200/ move
in $115/wk. (941)-661-8585
PC/ENGL. ONLY $100/Wk Priv
entr, cable, ac. util incl. 941-
681-1161, 276-3134,681-1408
PG, FURN., all incl. $120 wk.
2-3 BR apt. $850 mo. N/P, 941-
639-1089,941-623-7921
PG, CLEAN fully furn. room, all
amenities, pool, cable, 50" TV,
$80 all inclusive, move in $140.
(941)-575-9577
PG, Furn. rm. w/priv. bath Incl util.
Female. Must like sm. dogs/bird.
$125wk.+Dep. 941-661-6730
PORT CHARLOTTE, pool home,
private BR and BA, $135/wk, 1
week in advance, plus 1 week
security deposit. One half of utili-
ties. Avail. 7.14. (941)-286-6083
PUNTA GORDA Best Waterfront
single tenant room in town. Priv.
entrance. Furn; priv. kit., & bath,
cable, W/D, maid serv., N/P.
$520 mo. Incl. all! 941-639-6191
S. Venice Private furn. rm. &
bath, TV, in exchange for light
housework. Approx. 2 mo. No
smoke/drugs/pets.941-488-6023
S. VENICE, close to 776 &
Jacaranda, need roommate to share
Ig. home w/2people pool, util incl
$110wk 941488-9878

1370 RENTALSTO SHARE
NOKOMIS home to share in
Lyons Bay. Walk to Beach. $115.
wk. + 1/2 Elect. (941)-822-4577
NOKOMIS HOME, gent looking
for roommate, fully furn. home, nr
beach $550/mo. 941-244-0509
ROTONDA NON-SMOKING
Prof. looking to share Luxury
Condo. $500/mo. 941-268-5275
ROTONDA WEST, professional
woman looking to share 3 br pool
home on golf couse. $550 mo +
split util. Carol 941-661-0438
VENICE: Clean rm in mobile home,
priv. bath, furn. Avail now.
$395/mo. 9414884614

1390 VACATION/
SEASONAL RENTALS
ENGLEWOOD or Manasota Key
Condo for rent 2/2, pool, spa
2010 Season 941-460-0241
ENGLEWOOD: HOME in Oyster
Creek CC, furn. All amenities,
4/2, avail. Dec-Apr, $2500-2800
mo., 3 mo. min. (239)-269-8173
PUNTA GORDA 2/2/1 Duplex
Riverside Drive area $900/month
Rent-A-Home Services 941-661-1770
S. VENICE 3BR/1.5BA fenced
yard. Pets ok. 1 mile to
Beach $750 941-497-1993
VENICE, 2br/2ba HOME, fully furn,
50+ resort fac. Wkly, Mo, Yearly.
516-728-7487 or 516-728-2991

1600 BUSINESS FOR SALE
PUNTA GORDA, CLOTHING
BOUTIQUE/CONSIGNMENT
SHOPPE
www.beautifulwomanconsignment.com
Call Dana (941)-6284291
PUNTA GORDA- ESTABLISHED
CONSIGNMENT SHOP, $5,000.
hiddentreasures@embarqmail.com
941-505-0834
VENDING ROUTE Established
business 14 combination snack
& soda machines. Health forces sale.
Asking $45,000 941-697-5217

1610 BUSINESS RENTALS
20X40 WAREHOUSE w/AC
office. Located between A-1
Appliance & Flor-Decor, Char. Hbr.
$485 mo. 715-367-8236.

CALLING ALL TRUCKpS
SLarge Lot, fenced, security
guard, office/storeroom.
Set up for


commercial truck leasing.
BUDGET
*PENSKI
*ENTERPRISE
Call Greg 941-204-9029
or Stan 941-628-8755)
COLDWELL COMMONS
PLAZA US 41 in PG, 2 units
avail 1200sf & 2000sf,
941-916-9631
FREE RENT to help launch your
business. No security deposits.
Call Rick @ 815-2199.


1610 BUSINESS RENTALS


20002025 COMPUTER


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650SFEwaterEincludedT
No personal guar. req. I
941-629-1121 1

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FREE RENT FOR
SIX MONTHS -
2 CORNER UNITS
WITH FRONTAGE IN
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MARTIN AT
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MARTIN@MARTINK.BIZ

PC PROFESSIONAL OFFICE
SPACE, 1 room, 180SF,, 3480
Depew Circle, $425/per Mo. Incl
Tax & Utilities. 941-743-3812

PG on HWY 17 Office & Large
Lot zoned Cl. Ideal for Sales of
Cars, Boats, RVs, Trailers, Mobile
Homes, Etc. 941-276-9104

PG on US 41 Retail / Office
space 265 3,000 sq ft
Starting @ $495.95
FLIP, 941-505-0482



Port Charlotte
Executive Office Suites
Receptionist, all util. &
other support svcs.
Omni Executive Center
A Friendly Place to be!
4055 US 41
(Across from Bob Evans) Call
Marj or Shirley 941-627-9755
www.omniexec.net

VENICE Offices/Warehouses &
office-warehouse combo's, All
sizes & locations. 941485-1119

1615 INCOME PROPERTY

10% CAP RATE
100% Rented. 134k prepaid rent
@ closing $960,000/
2 Bids. Call Ron Struthers
C.B Richard Ellis 941-769-3316

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

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

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

PUNTA GORDA: Warehouse
w/Office sp. for lease on Florida
Street, Units have overhead
doors. From 600-6000sf, call for
pricing New Owner 941-724-0048

SOUTH PUNTA GORDA- Com-
mercial space for rent. High pro-
file 41 frontage. 1 mile from 75.
Warehouse space, office space.
Large secure yard. Reasonable
rent. (941)-505-7744

1640 WAREHOUSE
& STORAGE

MURDOCK & CHAR HARB. 800-
2400 SF Warehouse/office space.
Start $400 mo 941-639-7532.

NP- 400 SF office, $250 mo +
tax. 400 & 800 SF whse, $195 &
$390 mo. + tax. 941-661-6720

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

2010 PROFESSIONAL

BOOKKEEPER, P/T, payroll,
strong computer skills, bondable,
$11 hr + bonus. email resume
soospg@live.com

LIC MASSAGE Therapist needed
immediately. Please apply in per-
son at The Spa at Nail Details
17753 Toledo Blade Blvd, PC

MASSAGE THERAPIST & Nail
Tech needed in a Day Spa envi-
ronment w flexable hours. Ener-
getic & Professional. Start Imme-
diately. Call 941-627-2233

MATH TUTOR: needed ASAP for
on line college algebra course,
reasonable rate please. (941)-
244-0397

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PIANIST OR Organist needed
for Sunday Worship August &
September. May expand to part-
time Music Director later.
Fax resume to 941-964-3053 or
umcadm@embarqmail.com

REAL ESTATE ASST,
PT, LICENSED PREFERRED,
EXP IN ALL ASPECTS OF R.E.
20-30 HRS/WEEK, WILL LEAD
TO FULL TIME. FAX RESUME TO
941-505-7654

2020 CLERICAL/OFFICE

CLERICAL HELP for Sunshine
Payday Loan in Arcadia. Mon-Sat.
40hrs, Fax resume 863-453-
6138

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

STAFF ASSISTANT 1-
PT position to perform clerical
duties at SFCC's DeSoto Campus.
Min. 2 yrs. related exp. req. Eve &
weekend hrs. req. Deadline date:
5 pm, 6/25/09. $8.43/hr. Visit
www.southflorida.edu for detailed
position announcement. 863-784-
7132. EA/EO/Vet Pref.


ANNUAL HOUSES &CONDOS ALSO AVAILABLE
3168JUNO 2/2/1,SouthVenice,petconsidered,1189 sq.ft. $775
250 MALVERN 2/2/1, Venice East, pets considered, 1009 sq. ft $82f
567 SHERIDAN 2/2/1, Venice Gardens, petsconsidered, 1204 sq. ft $850
324 HILLVIEW 2/2/1 denVenice Gardens, pets considered, 1170 sq. ft............................$87'
1606 BANYAN DRIVE 3/2,Venice Gardens, pets considered, 1169 sq. ft................... $9001
607 FLAMINGO 2/2/2, South Venice, 1151 sq.ft $900
257 CAPRI AVE 2/22, Venice East, pets considered, 1262 sq.ft $900
359 SEAGRAPE- 2/21, Venice Gardens, pets considered,1312 sq. ft $900
I--enEN 2/2, io h hnce, pets considered,1459 sq.ft., boat dock- $1050.. .......$950
105THE CORSO 2/2/2/pool, Venice Island, pets considered, 1200 sq.ft....... .... $975
1587 SUSSEX DR 3/2/2, South Venice, wood, tile, and carpet floors, 1708 sq. ft...............$1050
104 BRAEMAR 3/2/2, 1597 sq.ft $1100
509 LAGORCE 3/2/1, Venice Gardens, pets considered, 1818 sq. ft......................$1100
11474TINDER COURT 2/2/2/den, Stoneybrook, 1898 sq. ft. $1200"
105WAYFOREST 3/2/2, available 7/1, Venice Golf, pets considered,1646 sq. ft ............$1200
2096 MATTAMY 4/2/2/pool, Enclaves, pet considered, 2068 sq. ft. ............................. .... $135
4892 KENT ROAD 3/2/2/pool, South V n ce, pet considered,1730 sq.ft........................... 14
627 POINSETTA.Di.E a,j!et considered, furnished,.f3a ft......................
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2030 MEDICAL

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45yr old woman, Must have own
car & valid drivers lic. $10/hr.
941-423-7380 North Port

CAREGIVERS ALL SHIFTS
SANDHILL GARDENS ALF
Exp. & Meds Cert.
Helplful. 941-764-6577
bet 9am-4pm

RN UNIT MANAGER &
MDS/CARE PLAN
needed for Long Term Care &
Rehab Home. Must be
RN/LPN. Apply at:
Signature Heathcare LLC,
4033 Beaver Lane, Port
Charlotte. EOE/DFWP

RNS, LPNS, CNAs, & HHAs.
Great Pay. 8 & 12 hr shifts avail.
Private Care/Facility Call 941-
488-7722

SCHEDULER/CHECK OUT
needed FT. for busy Physicians
office. Medical experience req
Fax resume to (941)-624-0941

SUPERVISOR for Outpatient
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Ft. Myers
www.BartenderDealer.com
BARTENDER needed. Full
Service Bar. Time Out Pub,
Englewood. 3285 Placida Rd.
941-474-8599
DIETARY AIDE. PT
Senior Bldg. seeking friendly,
energetic, flexible person,
NO late hours, wkend
rotation, crim/drug test req.,
food service or restaurant
exp. a must.
Apply in person 2305
Aaron St. PC

2050 SKILLEDTRADES
AC INSTALLER NEEDED for
small company in Venice. Min 3
yrs exp & clean DL. Frank's Heat-
ing & Cooling 941-484-0058
AUTO TECH needed. Must be
certified or minimum 10 years in
auto repair trade. Call 941- 268-
1650 ask for Rick.
COLLISION REPAIR TECH
Charlotte County Ford Collision
Center is now hiring an experi-
enced collision repair tech who is
ready to work. Benefits. Contact
Mike @ 941- 235-2987 or fax
941- 625-8903 or email me
mike. hill@charlottecountyford.com
DRIVER- Must have Clean Fla.
Driving record & Fla. Class A or
Class B Lic. 941-624-2225
GRANITE POLISHER, experi-
enced, for counter tops. Please
call 941-270-1082
LOCAL ESTABLISHED air condi-
tioning company is looking for an
experienced replacement installer
941468-2119
SMALL ENGINE REPAIR TECH
for 2 cycle and 4 cycle lawn &
construction equip, PC area, God
pay and benefits. 941-629-9955.


TIRE CHANGER
w/light Mechanical exp.
Call (941)-639-5681

2070 SALES

"YES, YOU CAN succeed in this
Real Estate Market!"
Call Rick Page @
Century 21 Aztec: 815-2199".

ADVERTISING ACCOUNT
EXECUTIVE
The Charlotte Sun is looking for
sales professionals who are look-
ing for a real career with advance-
ment opportunities.
* Does this describe you?
* Aggressive
* Cold calling pro
* Deal closer
* Strong work ethics
* Money motivated
* Excellent communication skills
People person
* Computer literate
* Exceptional customer service
skills
* Marketing flare
* Ability to work independently
We Offer:
* Competitive salary plus
commissions
* Vacation
* Health Insurance
* Sick and short term disability
* 401(k)
* Training
* Advancement opportunities
If we described you, send your
resume to:
CHARLOTTE SUN
Geri Kotz
Advertising Manager
23170 Harborview Road
Port Charlotte, Florida 33980
Fax: 941-629-4499
Email: gkotz@sun-herald.com

FURNITURE SALES
Enthusiastic & expd in retail.
Salary, commission, & benefits.
The Furniture Warehouse.
Pt. Charlotte. (239)-2466262

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experienced. FT/PT, Fax resume
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941-486-8686

Island of Venice duplex or single family

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Oversized lot with city of Venice approval

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941-321-9634

Divosta built-solid Oakmont model 3BR,

3BA, 2CG, den, great room, tile, wall unit,

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2070 SALES

SALESPEOPLE
WANTED WHO:
Like People
Like Themselves
*Willing to Learn
Need to Make a
Good Income
Apply in Person to:
Charlotte Honda-VW
Sale Department
1252 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte
DFWP, EOE
*401K & Health
Insurance
ONLY PEOPLE IN
TOWN SELLING
CARS!

2090 CHILD/ADULT
CARE NEEDED
CHILD CARE TEACHER.
Redeemer Lutheran Child Care in
Englewood now hiring a full time
teacher with experience & 40 hrs
of training. A CDA is preferred.
941-475-2631 ask for Wendy.
YMCA
AFTERSCHOOL
Site Director position,
must have school age certs +
CPR first aid. Exp. req'd.
Also Group Leader positions
Apply at YMCA
22416 Glass Lane
Charlotte Harbor, FL

2100 GENERAL

ALL POSITIONS for busy animal-
hospital- Receptionist, Tech, Ken-
nel. Fax resume 941- 493-9471
Associate Rep
SUMMER WORK
GREAT PAY! Immediate FT/PT
openings, customer sales/svc, will
train, conditions apply. all ages
17+, CALL NOW. 941-347-4303
AUTO WHEEL REPAIR Mobile.
Will train, truck supplied,
Valid/clean license. PC-Ft. Myers
area. Salary + Commission. $60k
possible 941-323-7192
COUNSELOR WANTED: for
after school program. 15
hours per week. Must be a
high school graduate and at
least 18 years of age. 45
hour DCF credentials pre-
ferred. Fax resume to:
941-964-8171
Dog & Cat Groomer, Exp. Only
w/references, partnership avail.
Full Time. Cash Commission. Sara-
sota location. (941)-284-9290
DRIVER FOR TAXI CO. PT to FT.
Clean FL. DL's. PC. & PG AREA.
Dependable, neat appearance.
Weekends a Must! DFWP. (941)-
743-2234
EARN $3200/MONTH
PROCESS HUD REFUNDS
PT/FT, HUD-INFO-HOTLINE
941-556-1300
LANDSCAPE PERSON, experi-
enced in all aspects of landscape
industry. Long established com-
pany, possible partnership for
right person. (941)-629-3218
MODELS NEEDED
Print, commercials, fashion
shows, promos etc. No experi-
ence necessary, No fees or
tuitions. All ages & types. 5yrs &
up. Under 18, must have parent
or guardian call. 941-955-9128
YOUTH/CHILDREN MIN Coord
for PC Lutheran church. 15
hrs/wk Fax resume to 941.
625.7201 for complete job desc.

2110 PARTTIME/
TEMPORARY
ASSEMBLERS- 100 WORKERS
needed- Assemble crafts, wood
items Materials provided. To
$480+ wk. Free info pkg 24 hr.
801428-4893
QUALITY CONTROL earn up to
$100 per day. Evaluate retail
stores, training provided. Experi-
ence not required. Call 1-877-
699-9772.
SCALE PERSON / Office Help in
Arcadia Temporary P/T 20-25
hours per week Send resume
with salary requirement to
laureenrsconst@gmail.com
- PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS OR
WALK-INS- DFWP

2115 HOME BASED/
BUSINESS

AGGRESSIVE
EXPANSION
6 & 7 figure income. Work
from home. 24/7 recording.
800-871-9012. Ext 95740#

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Admin Assist looking to work
for great company. More info
@ 941-423-2991.


2120 POSITION/
JOB WANTED
AFFORDABLE PRIVATE DUTY
CARE IN ENGLEWOOD AREA EXC.
REF JULIE 941-474-1200
AUTO SERVICE ADV/MGR.
35 yrs exp. CSI top 10 %, any
position 941-764-9169
AUTOMOTIVE MANAGER Quali-
fied with 20yrs. EXPERIENCE
needs a JOB. Call 941 575 8229
AWESOME WORKER looking for
full time job. 941-726-1499
BASS GUITAR Player seeks job
with working BAND
941-575-8229
BKKG. OR LT. ACCT. P/f, 40+yrs
exp., F/C or P/R 941-429-1683
or sheilagail@verizon.net
CAD 13 + yrs exp. Arch., Struct.,
or Steel. Detailing. 2D drafting.
Email to danickler@yahoo.com
CAD TECH. 10+yrs exp. Civil
Eng. 2D&3D cad 941-875-4604
pohuehue@aol.com
CAD. DRAFTER/Graphic Design.
Survey/Civil/Arch/Adobe. CS4
941-624-2184
CARE GIVER. WILL PICK UP REA-
SONABLE RATES. ENGLEWOOD
PORT CHARLOTTE 941-468-6062
CAREGIVER, EXPERIENCED.
Kind & patient. FT/PT/nights.
Venice area, 941-468-8636
CHURCH MUSICIAN avail mid-
week, services, special events.
(941)769-6192
CLASS A CDL driver looking for
any type of work. Phone 941-
815-4191
CLEANER, DRIVER, personal
shopper, etc. (941)735-9146.
CLEANING AND home compan-
ion services; professional, reli-
able. 941-564-6305
CNA LIC. looking for employ-
ment with experience.941-474-
3592
CNA, LIC. c.n.a.
seeks overnight position,
home care. 941-544-2976
CNA-LICENSED MALE. Strong,
reliable, honest' caring.
Mark 941-575-4162
COLLEGE STUDENT seeking
babysitting position call Ashley at
941-623-3705
COMM. ELECTRONICS/COM-
PUTER REPAIR AC/DC Cert. FT
wanted James 941.876.6156
CONCRETE FINISHER/CON-
STRUCTION. 12 YRS EXPERI-
ENCE. 941-623-5181
COURIER / SHUTTLE DRIVER
21YRS. UPS. CLASS E, GREAT
P.R.941-697-7281
DRIVER CDL-A-T HAVE D.O.T
CARD OR EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
941-505-0927
EXEC CHEF w/degree needs
job, Iv msg @ 941-429.2657
will respond ASAP
EXP ELECTRITION / car detailer
looking for ft/pt time wk
941-255-5202 call anytime
EXP IN cust service/sales or
helper for pool cages/lanais
941-764-7140
EXP PLASTERER
looking for ft/pt work
941-255-5202 call anytime
EXP. HOLLOWCORE ERECTOR
PRESTRESS AND PRECAST
PRODUCTS 9YRS. EXP.JOE@863-
494-0712,OR,863-558-5973
EXP. LEGAL Asst. seeking posi-
tion. 618-694-7885 or
pgaravalia@gmail.com.
EXPERIENCED PLUMBER for
Hire, excellent worker, own tools
941-467-2072
FLOORING, ALL types. 20 yrs.
experience,Install+repair.
(941)467-5451/(941)662-0726
GREAT COOK, impeccable
housecleaning available! 941-
416-5705 Donna
HAIR STYLIST EXPERIENCED
HAIR/NAILS WOMEN/MEN CALL
ROSALIE 941 468 1844
HANDMAN, MAINTENANCE
DRIVER. I NEEDED WORK. 941-
613-2199
HARLEY DETAILING
30 yrs exp.
Karen (941)697-7924
HEALTHCARE ADMIN. degree.
Want Internship, part/full time job. Ex
Navy Med. Corman. 904-614-0871
HEAVY EQUIPMENT mechanic
needs work, call Jason, 941-240-
8685
HOUSE CLEANING. Honest,
Reliable! Immediate start!
Call 1-941-623-8046
HOUSECLEANING, ERRANDS,
reliable, honest. Call Gail, 941-
979-6916
I'M LOOKING for a job to care
for elderly, shopping, errands,
etc, Exp. Venice. 941-484-5629
I'M LOOKING for Computer/Net-
work maintenance work. 941-
284-6418.
IT SPECIALIST 20+ years work-
ing for a large IT company, look-
ing for work. Jim (941) 441-6515
JOB NEEDED- Reliable construc-
tion worker ANY TYPE, Call (941)-
623-8226
LAWN MAINT, tree equip opera-
tor, 15 year exp, have 7 month
baby, call mike 941/743/2977


LICENSED SECURITY Officer
over 15 yrs experience
PT/Full time 941-625-8282
LOOKING FOR WORK
Handyman,Tree & Lawn Care
Dwain Fry 941-306-7841
MAINT./PAINTER POSITION
wanted. 20 yrs experience.941-
423-2991
NAMES JAMES, 14yrs exp in
drywall, wood trim and painting
houses, 941-268-4596


2120 POSITION/
JOB WANTED
NAMES PHIL, 12yrs exp plumber
*reliable* 941-626-7880
NANNY, 1 on 1 or special needs,
7 years experience Excellent ref-
erences. 941-306-8653
OFFICE MGR, C/S, Dispatch,
Computer literate. FT, PT; Ref.
avail. (941) 815-4179


Office/Clerical Assist- computer
exp., organized, effective. 941-
423-2991
PAINTER, TRIM carp. 20 pt/ft
yrs.spray equipt.carp. tools matt
941-697-6701
PHLEBOTOMIST seeks full-time
position. Call Stephanie at: 941-
623-7950
PLUMBER 30YRS EXPER.
LOOKING FOR WORK. ALAN,
941-429-1863
PREPRESS & MARKETING
Graphic Designer/10 yrs exp.
pasta811@earthlink.net
PREPRESS & Marketing/ Graph-
ic Designer, over 10 yrs exp.
Mac & PC, 941-320-6056
PRINTING EXP.- 20yrs
(not press) Call Jim
941-769-0305 / 941-575-4632
QUALIFIED DRIVER Class A CDL
All Endorsements, Incl Hazmat
Clean MVR, Jim 941-623-2575
RECEPTIONIST/ADM.ASST/
SECRETARY. 20+ yrs. experi-
ence. 941-716-2295
REGISTERED SURVEYOR seek-
ing position as party chief or pro-
ject manager. (941)625-3825.
RELIABLE WOMAN offering adult
care, errands, housework, dr. vis-
its, etc. Marilyn, 941-629-3867.
RESUMES WRITTEN / REFER-
ENCES CHECKED
941-769-1331
RETIRED- BUSINESS Mgr
Accountant, Auditor, available Part-
time, per-diem. 941-235-0633
SECURITY OFFICER, certified,
20 years experience. Full/part
time. (941)391-7045
SEEKING JOB to be a pastry
chef, need help call Jean, at 941-
623-2581
SERVER, FINE dining to casual.
15+ yrs exp, Gail 941-979-6916
SERVER/WAITRESS POSITION
wanted.10 yrs experience Call
941-423-2991
STAY AT home Navy Wife avail
for barn sitting large animal care
horses, cows, 941-769-1848 exp
TEACHER, ALL subjects, most
grade levels. 100% Guarantee.
veniceteacher64@yahoo.com
TEACHER- SPANISH
FL certified, experienced
Venice (941)496-4036
TECH SUPPORT Rep.,
http://www.thirdstoneproduc-
tions.com/resume.doc
TILE INSTALLER-30 years exp.
NewConstr/Remodel. Piece work
only. 941-915-6455
TRIM CARPENTER, neat, clean
intelligent, management exp,
resume, stevehaarer@yahoo.com
TYPING DONE in my home.
Very accurate, dependable and
professional. 941-575-4757
VIRTUAL ASSISTANT 26 yrs
exp. info@myownvirtualasst.com
877-450-1719
WAREHOUSE-MGR. NP, PC, Ven
FedEx, UPS, Worldship.
Scott 941-468-4473
WINDOW & Vacation rental
cleaning job wanted, PT, $15 hr,
experienced, (941)356-3219
WOMAN CARPENTER FOR
HIRE! Any Remodeling, Trim,
Plumbing, Any work! 941-661-7317


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Now hiring (941)-554-7141


3020 PERSONALS

ADORABLE TASHA.
Stretch & Relax Therapy
941-497-1307

3040 CARD OFTHANKS

Oh Holy St Jude, Apostle & Mar-
tyr, Great in Virtue & Rich in Mira-
cles. Dear Kinsman of Jesus
Christ, Faithful Intercessor of all
who invoke your special patron-
age in time of need to you, have
recourse from the depth of my
heart, and humbly beg to whom
God has given such Great power
to come to my assistance. Help
me in my present and urgent peti-
tion, In return, I promise to make
your name known and cause you
to be invoked. Holy St. Jude -
Pray for us who invoke your
name. AMEN. Say Three Our
Fathers, Three Hail Mary's, and
Glories. Publication must be
promised, My Prayers have been
Answered. AMEN

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

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

3070 BURIAL LOTS/CRYPTS

RESTLAWN MEMORIAL Gdns
Single unit land space. Regularly
$1995. Asking $995. (941)-637-
6091

3090 LOST & FOUND

KEYS FOUND: KEYS FOUND
WITH LEATHER KEY CHAIN
ON COPIAPO & DEEP CREEK, IN
DEEP CREEK 941-276-5278
LOST 6/20/09: Black LG
Phone, vacinity PG, Char. Hbr.
REWARD. Call 941-916-2755.
LOST BLACK CAT, white spot
under chin, bushy tail $100.
REWARD 941-485-6019
LOST BLACK CAT, white spot
under chin, bushy tail $250.
REWARD 941-485-6019
LOST DOG Siberian Husky
Female, Red & white on Saturday
June 13th on Burmont Rd. Punta
Gorda. 941-769-2455 REWARD
LOST FEMALE cat, calico, dark
brown with red and white patch-
es, close to Burnt Store Marina.
Call 864-764-0685
LOST in Port Charlotte or Punta
Gorda. White brightly flowered
carry-all containing several
books. Need for schooling. Call
941-629-6270 or 941-769-2841
REWARD!


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FINANCIAL

4010 BUSINESS
OPPORTUNITIES
PUNTA GORDA, CLOTHING
BOUTIQUE/CONSIGNMENT
SHOPPE
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Call Dana (941)-628-4291


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BUSINESS SERVICES


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

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.
VENICE: ALT. to Nursing Home.
Call for more information
(941) 587-2659

5053 COMPUTER SERVICE
*1A+ COMPUTER REPAIR &


TUTOR... I1 YOUR HOME
Reasonable & Prompt!
Sr. Disc. 941-615-7888
MOBILE COMPUTER repairs,
virus removal. Flat rate. Free PU
& del. Prompt! (941)-743-9787

5060 DOMESTIC
CLEANING SERVICES
HOME & Office cleaning on the
Island, Venice. (941)-445-4324


5075 ERRAND/ SHOPPING

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

5100 HOME & COMMERCIAL
IMPROVEMENT

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.

DAN THE HANDYMAN
Bath rm & kitchen remodels
Painting, Carpentry, Anything?
941-697-1642

DAVE'S HANDYMAN
Honest, Knowledgeable & Reli-
able. Call for all your needs, Small
or Large. 941-628-8326 Lic./Ins.

JACK OF ALL TRADES
No Job Too Big or Small.
Also Pressure Cleaning
CGC#A14379. Free Estimates.
(941)-623-3374

TILE, LAMINATE & Wood Instal-
lation. Bath remodeling. Paint &
Drywall work. (941)-350-9691

5110 LAWN/GARDEN & TREE

A&A LAWN SERVICE
PROFESSIONAL & DEPENDABLE
(941)-661-4783

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

JIM BLAIS LAWN MAINT
OVER 15 YRS EXP.NOW ACCEPT-
ING ANNUAL ACTS. 941-9154677

LITTLE JOHNS TREE & LAWN
SERVICE
Venice area
(941)-493-6022

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

TOTAL TREE CARE. We beat all
estimates! Treemendous Tree,Serv-
ing SWFL since 1997. 9414684372

5130 MOVING/HAULING

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

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

5160 PLUMBING

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

5185 ROOFING

BETTER'S ROOFING.
Specializing in Re-Roofing
& Repairs #CCC1325663
(941)-815-8633


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TV/Stereo/Radio
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Clothing/
Jewelry
Antiques/
Collectibles
Fruits/Veges
Musical
Medical
Health/
Beauty
Trees &
Plants
Baby Items
Golf
Accessories
Exercise/
Fitness
Sporting
Goods
Firearms
Bikes/
Trikes
Toys
Photography/
Video
Pool/Spa &
Supplies
Lawn & Garden
Storage Sheds
/Buildings
Building Supplies
Heavy Constr.
Equipment
Tools/
Machinery
Office/
Business Equip
& Sup.
Restaurant
Supplies
Appliances
Misc. Mer-
chandise
Wanted to Buy/
Trade


6001 ARCADIA AREA
GARAGE SALES


D-1 * *
FRI/SAT only 8A-? 114
Leland St. SW. MOVING!
W/D Furniture, Comp.
Desk, New Bath Lift, Tools,
Must sell or will Donate

6002 ENGLEWOOD AREA
GARAGE SALES

D- FRI. & SAT., 8am-5pm
585 Palomino Trail
Off River Rd. in
Englewood Farm Acres
Come take a peek!

Fri. & Sat., 9-2,
1206 Harbor Town Way -
Chestnut Creek-Venice
Estate Sale.
Take Center Rd. to Venice East
Blvd., go 14 mile into Chestnut
Creek to stop sign, go right to
second right at Harbor Town Dr.,
take immediate left onto Harbor
Town Way
ENTIRE ESTATE TO BE SOLD
including Sterling flatware
service, coffee- tea service,
glass top dining table, Orien-
tal screens, leather La Z Boy
recliners, 2 60" TV's, DVD
players, new stereo in box,
electronics, 5 glass top
tables, china, cut glass,
porcelains, Temperpedic mat-
tress, large amount of New
ladies clothes, patio sets,
pressure washer, 2001 Lin-
coln, 2007 Mustang. Too
much to list. Sign up after
5:00pm Thursday. Conducted
by McMillen & Co.
r-]WED, FRI-SUN 381 E.
Langsner. Moving sale. Must
go. W/D, fridge, furn, tools, new
8x16 building, freezer, stove,
truck 626-3201

6004 NOKOMIS/OSPREY
GARAGE SALES

D FRI & SAT 8-?
413 VANDERKLOOT
SORRENTO SHORES
MULTIFAMILY SUMMER
CLEANOUT SALE.
Fumiture, LOTS of BABY items,
Baby, teen, adult clothes. House-
hold items, so much more!

D-FRI & SAT 9-2 877 Hillcrest
Dr. Shakett Island, MOVING
SALE: All Must Go! Albee farm to
Dona Way to Ravenna.
D-SAT & SUNDAY 8-2PM
621 Portia St North
HUGE GARAGE SALE Many
items never used. Books, chil-
drens stuff, home goods, clothing
& some furniture. Combined from
3 families. Dont miss this one.


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6005 NORTH PORT AREA
GARAGE SALES

I WED & THURS 12pm-8pm
6075 Deming Ave.
LARGE ESTATE SALE: Furniture,
Antiques, Entire Contents of Home

6006 PT. CHARLOTTE
GARAGE SALES

I-FRI. 26th & SAT. 27th,
8-2. 1061 Yarmouth St. Port
Charlotte. Yard sale.

SUNDAY ONLY 10AM-?
22122 Oneida Ave
ESTATE AUCTION
Bedroom & Livingroom furni-
ture, power tools, hand tools,
Lg rolling tool boxes, metal
lathe, full set of Noritaki
China, lead crystal sculp-
tures, Hot tub, etc...
Cash only Auction!

D THURS WED 8AM
17098 Urban Ave
Furniture, Glass top Range,
fridge, Washer & Dryer Complete
Culligan water treatment system,
& more. (941)-629-4119

6007 PUNTA GORDA AREA
GARAGE SALES

D-WED & THURS 7-? 116 Gill
St. off Marion Dr. Game
tables to golf balls, & everything
in between. (941)-623-8753

6010 S. VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES

D-FRI. & SAT. 7AM
1316 Kimball Rd.
HUGE SALE, lots of furniture, and
lots of misc. items.

FRI.,SAT.&SUN, 7AM-?,
Hibiscus Rd. S. Venice. Multi
family. Furniture, collectibles,
African & Chinese statues, ladies
clothing, odd items, art, foil fenc-
ing stuff, jewelry & bugles.

m-Sat & Sun 8:30-2, 443
Pineview Dr. (Ven. East)
Estate Sale by Another Gener-
ation. Nice furniture including
king & twin bedrm sets, dining &
dinette sets, large sectional
sleeper sofa, recliner, 3 rockers,
sofa & love seat, day bed, patio
set, G. Mothers clock, Rainbow
vac, tools & lots more.

D-THURS-FRI.-SAT. 8-4
2033 S. Tamiami TrI. Venice
Across from Ark Animal Hospital.
Furn, Tools, Collectibles & Misc.

6011 VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES

-]FRI 8-4, Sat 8-12 583 Park
Estates Square. Multi Family.
Kitchen items, dishes, linens, &
misc.

D--FRI.THRU.SUN. 7-4, 1123
Ketch Ln. Furniture, kitchen,
bedding (Q & King), home decor,
Wm 3X cloth., shoes, purses.

D SAT. 8am-? 170 Venice
East Blvd. Vintage items &
Collectables. A lot of Intereset-
ing items. Second Phase.

D-SATURDAY, June 27, 9:00
am to 2:00 pm. 121
Greencove Road, Venice.
LARGE YARD SALE!






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6020 AUCTIONS

Rotunda Estate
Auction Liquidation
Sat. June 27th @ 10AM
(preview @ 9:00am)
Held at: 48 Bunker Circle
Rotunda West, Florida
Modern Home Furniture:
Curio, Bedroom Sets, Dining,
Living Rm, Patio Furn., TV's,
Art Glass, Housewares,
Kitchenwares, Decor', Art,
Elect. Mobility Chair, Tools,
Collectibles, Antiques, plus
box lots as well.
Large auction not to miss!
www.westcoastauctionco.com
for pics and info.
Cash, Ck, C.C. 13% B.P.
West Coast Auction Co.
Ray Sherman-Auctioneer
AB2448 AU3340
(941) 468-7815

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

FRAME, QUILT hand work,
geared rollers, up to Qn. folds
150. 941-743-0749

6027 DOLLS

BARBIE THE FIRST hollywood
premiere nib $100.00.
941-228-1745
DOLL MOLD, EXTRA LARGE BYE
LO BABY HEAD & HANDS $50.00
CALL 941-625-8192
DOLL- New Mrs. Beasley Doll
w/Cheryl Ladd Voice. $100.
Call 941-763-0438
DOLLHOUSE & furniture KIT
WOOD. BOTH NEW IN BOX. You
build it! $75 941-882-8149

6030 HOUSEHOLD GOODS
A FURNITURE SHOPPE M-F 104
1552 S. McCall Rd., EngI. Selling
Quality Used Fum. 941-473-1986
S**BARGAIN BED**

$200 Queen $240 King $350
Many more to choose from
(941)-914-8188
AIR CONDITIONER, Sunbeam
Portable A/C 9000 BTU,
$150.00, 941-255-1582
AREA RUGS (3) Brand new
NEVER USED. 5X8 Beige w/
Brown Scroll design $150; Black
round 100% wool 65" w/ off
white flowers Pd $500 Sell for
$200.; 5x8 White w/ black flow-
ers $70 (941)-979-8524
BED, QUEEN Mattress and Box.
Brand New will sell $175. Local
941-629-5550 or 941-456-5555.
Also have KING.
BAR STOOLS 4
cushion backs & seats
$75.00 941-6271-3082
BAR STOOLS, $65 for 3. Black
& Brushed Silver Very good con-
dition. 941-408-0179


BARREL CHAIRS, 2 wicker
resin, brown w/cushions. $125.
941-626-3102
BDRM., 6 pc, full sz, Dk wood
Drsr, chst, hb, 2 nightstnds, matt
& bs. $350. obo 941-815-2266
BED Mattress/Box. New- will sell
$100. Local 941-629-5550/941-
456-5555.
Beautifully Framed Mirror 34"
X 46" Etched Egret Design $200.
941-764-6082


6030 HOUSEHOLD GOODS

BEBDROOM SET, queen head-
board-frame,dresser,mirror,2 ngt-
stands.$175.00 941-347-4687


BED, FULL SIZE BED, LIKE NEW,
KINGKOIL REDUCED $375
941.681.2684
BED, KING, beautyrest, plush,
2yr., mattress, box, frame
$275.00 941-6981911
BEDROOM SET BASSET 5pc
FULL chest, dresser, mirror, night-
stand, $250. PC, 786 338 8319
BEDROOM SET dresser & mir-
ror, nightstand & tall dresser dark
wood, $250 941-662-7630.
BEDROOM SET, 8PC. KING by
Aico for a HUGE room $4500.00
MUST SEE 941-661-2814
BEDROOM SET, QUEEN, 4 PC,
MAPLE WOOD. NO MATTRESS.
$175. OBO 941-916-9728


BEDROOM SUITE, BEAUTIFUL
WOOD BROYHILL BEDROOM
SUITE N/S $950 941.681.2684
BEDROOM,Dining & Patio,Singer
Sewing MachineTables, Wurlitzer
Spinet Piano, etc. GREAT FURNI-
TURE SALE! 941-255-3837
BENCH, OCCASIONAL, Uphol-
stered Cognac Chenille 48"
$100. 941-408-0179
BOOKCASE, 6FT bookcase wal-
nut finish, $50. 941-4834035
BOOKCASES, dressers, $20.00
941-624-5395, 941-204-2898
BOOKS SET of Time-Life "The
Indians" The Old West. Leather
$50. 941-475-3089
BOOKS, COOKING (18) $3.00
each or all for $35. 941-475-
3089
BOOKS, HOME GARDEN & WILD
LIFE, SET OF 8 LIKE NEW,
$30.00 CASH, 941-497-1095
BUFFET ART DECO STYLE
light Oak 44W-17D-33H
$150 PG Cell 443-621-7428
CABINET, LIGHTED
CURIO CABINET, $50.00.
CALL 941-347-4687
CANDLES HOME INTERIOR
small $3.50 large $10.00 941-
228-1745
CAROUSEL, BLACK wooden
carousel w/ 4 tiny cups, plates,
spoons $15, 941-623-4043
CHAIR SET, Bride & Groom
Never used. One of a kind. By
local artist $265. 941-626-5778
CHAIR, ROCKING, wooden,
neutral wood, open grain. $45.
941-626-3102
CHAIR, TOMMY BAHAMA
STYLE, palm tree pattern, like new
$200. 941-228-1745
CHAIRS, ARM, (2), Rattan, floral
cushions, exc. cond. $120/both
941-505-1492
CHAIRS, ROCKER two bamboo-
cloth. Good cond. 1 @ $30.00, 2
@ $50.00. 941-347-4687
CHAISE LOUNGE, Indoor,
Cream color fabric, Excellent
Condition! $75. (941)-889-7210
CHANDELIER, BEAUTIFUL 5
Frosted Glass Light Chandelier
$75 941-623-4043
CHANDELIER, BEAUTIFUL
Foyer Chandelier ~ $50
941-6234043
CHINA CABINET, glass doors,
large, needs minor
cosmetics $50 941-882-8149
CHINA CABINET, Pecan, w 2
glass doors, solid bottom doors.
Like new. $75 obo 941493-5850
COMFORTER & Shams, Full
size, NEW, pale yellow, navy,
green stripe $20 941-882-8149
COMFORTER, BLACK & Gray
King Size Comforter & Matching
Sheet set, $20, ***SOLD***
COMFORTOR, TWIN,
REVERSABLE. $12.00, CASH
LIGHT GREEN, 941-497-1095
COUCH, recliners- $25.00
941-624-5395
COUCHES, MISC. FURNITURE
Couches, chairs, tables, etc.
$10.00 and up. 941-505-0834
CURTAINS, DECORATIVE cur
tains for children's room, multicol-
ored, $15, 941-6234043
DESK CHAIR, Navy Blue from
Carries Interior. $100.
(941)-639-8640
DESK, COMPUTER desk $90.
black leather chair for desk $50.
941-475-3089
DINING GROUP, Maple, $495
54"x54" Leafed. 6 Chairs/Bench-
es, 2 pc Buffett 941-408-0179
DINING ROOM SET, new,
glasstop table, 6 chairs. $700.
Rattan Dinette set w/4 chairs,
$225. Framed beveled edge
glass wall mirror, 60"x42", $125.
Loveseat & fainting couch, $150.
2 Marble top tables, (end & cof-
fee), $125. All in Model Home.
941-6264991 or 941-575-7613
DINING ROOM TABLE, solid
beech with 2 pull-out leaves, 8
matching chairs with woven cot-
ton seats $480. 941-4294051
DINING SET RATTAN, Table 4
chairs. $125. 941-627-3082
DINING TABLE 6 chairs
and Hutch $325.00
941-400-3179


DINING TABLE 72X42 Glass Top.
White-Washed Legs $90. 941-
480-1008
DINING TABLE, OAK, 1 LEAF 4
CHAIRS. $150.00 941-624-5395
DRAPES, PAIR 80"x63 Tony
Stewart #20, NIB. $10.00.
941-228-1745
DRESSER Solid Maple 42X42.
Six Deep Drawers Plus One Long
Drawer. $35. 941480-1008


6030 HOUSEHOLD GOODS

DRESSER W MIRROR 6 drs,
nightstand 2 drs cherry wood
$75.00 941-423-5966 NP
DRESSER W/ mirror & 2 night
stands $150, call 941-623-7886
DRESSER, 72X20 Solid Dark
Oak, with Two 50X20 Mirrors.
$75. 941480-1008
DRESSER, Armoire and Night
Stand. Hunter Green. Brown
Wood Tops $250. 941-480-1008
DRESSER, Thomasville elegant
highboy $110. OBO (941)-623-
8301
DRESSER/CHEST, Oak, stands
5'tall. Exc cond. $150/obo 941-
623-7731
DRYER KENMORE WHITE
$45.00 941-766-9077
END TABLE, octogonwood, 26"
X 22", w mirror 46" X 27" very
good cond. $75 941-416-7070
END TABLES, TWO, slate tops
and metal frames SOLID, 23x28"
blunt edges $75, 941-766-1221
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
72x76x24, 36" tv space cabinet
lighted $100 941-716-2295
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
w/glass doors, Lite oak, fits 32" t.v.
$125 Just like new 941-627-6889
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, 5
PIECE, W/ LIGHTS HOLDS 37"
TV, ONLY $149, (941)-626-1227
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
BLACK BY SAUDER- NICE
$50.00- 941-764-9169
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
brown ratan with drawer. $25. 94-
389-1034
ENTERTAINMENT CTR. white-
wash, 2 pc. BRAND NEW
UNUSED $100 941-882-8149
ENTERTAINMENT WALL unit -8'
wide, glass shelves, interior light-
ing, $499. 941-624-5020
FLATWARE 157 pcs Set Gold-
plated New Cherry/Wood/
Box $100.00 941-698-1039

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FUTON COUCH, BLACK METAL
FRAME, EXC. COND. $100.
(941) 473-9019
GLASS TABLES 4 pc, 2 end
tables, coffee tabel and side table
$200. 941-764-6082
GLIDER, Wood, Oak and ottoman
Glider, tan cushions. Nice $95.
941-626-03102
GRILL SARKA SS non flair mod
ssg 500 $250. 941-228-1745
HANGING PENDANT HAMP-
TONBAY light, new in box.
$20.00. 941-228-1745
HEADBOARD, FULL size, black,
scroll design, $30, 941-423-
6014,
HIDE-A-BED, QUEEN, $100.
Rocker Recliner, $100. Computer
Desk Chair, $25. (941)-637-7572
HOOVER FLOORMATE Spin-
Scrub 500 Hard Floor Cleaner
Excl. cond. $75.00
941473-9889
KEY LOCK/ELEC, SAFE "Sen-
try" Fire-Safe, 18Hx16Wx19D
Ask $175. obo 941-6614477
KITCHEN TABLE, 72X42 Solid
White Corian. Six Fabric, Swivel
Chairs. $400. 941480-1008
KNIVES CUTLERY 2 sets of 8,
Miracle Blade II & Koch Messer,
$20 all 941-882-8149
LAMP COWBOY for table, one
of a kind $50. 941-475-3089
LAMP, Floor, Robb & Stuckey.
New. Embossed metal 'bamboo'
w/ shade. $70. 941-421-6968
LAMP, WHITE outdoor globe
lamp. excellent condition. Asking
$15. Call 941-6244617
LAMPS, 5 Funky Desk Lamps
BRAND NEW IN BOX Assorted
Colors ~ $20 941-623-4043
LIVING RM SET, Hide-a-bed sofa
w/ matching chair & love seat,
Glass top coffee & end tables.
Like new cond! $1,200., (941)-
889-7210
LOVE SEAT KIPPLAN by Ikea
New $150 white/white plush
cover 941-624-3974
LOVESEAT, TAN MICROSUEDE
LOVESEAT w/oversized ottoman.
$350.00, 941-524-0100
LUGGAGE, SAMSONITE 3 PC
set, 22, 26, 29" red, $100, spin-
ner wheels like new 941-766-1221
MAGAZINE HOLDERS, 2 Black,
w/four slots for books, maga-
zines, games, $15 941-623-4043
MAGAZINES, GUIDEPOST, 7
ISSUES, 08, 8 ISSUES, 09,
$6.00, CASH, 941-497-1095
MAGAZINES, PREVENTION
30 ISSUES, 07, 08,09,
$8.00 CASH, 941-497-1095


MAGAZINES, READERS DIGEST
MAGS., 9 ISSUES, $5.00 CASH,
941-497-1095
MATTRESS & BOXSPRING,
Queen, Sealy Plush, Like new,
$150 SOLD!!!
MATTRESS, & BEDSPRINGS,
FULL SZ. EXC. COND $75
941-639-4074
MATTRESS, QUEEN Sealy Pos-
turepedic Mattress box spring &
frame $65.00 SOLD SOLD


6030 HOUSEHOLD GOODS

MOVING- Couches, fine china, 8'
ent. unit, china buffet, 7 pc K BR
set & more. (941)-624-5020

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PAINTING, SW ADOBE VILLAGE
Oil Painting 26"x39" Custom
Framed. $45 941408-0179
PATIO SET, 5 pc, TABLE. 4
chairs, never used, excellent buy
$80. Venice (941)-244-2665
PATIO SET, 7 pieces, white, new
table, asking $300
(941)-625-8480
PICTURE-Nautical-pastels white
frame, 29X42, non-glare glass.
$50/obo 941 661-4477
POT RACK, Large Hanging Pot
Rack ~ $75 941-623-4043
POWER WASHER 2000 PSI
3.75HP $125.00 941-255-1582
PYREX, 3 nesting bowls, vin-
tage, primary colors, clear bot-
tom, $17. 941-627-5747
RANGE KENMORE ALMOND
works good w/oven, front con-
trols, top coils $30 941-626-5208
RANGE W/ HOOD
ALMOND, EXCL. condition
$75.00 941-627-3082
RECLINER, Leather Like New
$250. 941-764-0326
ROCKER, IVORY Leather, $75;
set glass top tables sofa coffee
& 2 end, $250. (941)-255-8883
RUG, ORIENTAL RUG CHINESE
5X8' Thick, Navy Floral, Wool
$200 OBO 941-766-7545
SECTIONAL, LEATHER, excel-
lent, green, originally $3495, sell
$1100/obo. (941)-637-4995
SHELF, RUBBERMAID under
cabinet wire slide out shelf, Still in
box, $10, 941-6234043
SHOWER CURTAIN SET, 2
piece. Nice in good condition,
$15. 941-623-4043
SIDE TABLE by LYRE,
antique gold, 3 shelves,
$40. PG Cell, 443-621-7428
SLEEPER SOFA & Matching
Love Seat. Queen size. $350.
(941)-740-0173
SLEEPER SOFA, Good condi-
tion, mattress still in plastic.
$65.00. 941-347-4687
SOFA AND LOVESEAT. Off-
White Fabric Design. Like New.
$395. 941480-1008
SOFA, coral with floral design.
$75. 941-626-5448
SOFA, ITALIAN light grey leather
sofa with love handle. Excl. condi-
tion $499 (941)-613-1130
SOFA, IVORY Leather, $250;
Ivory Leather Love Seat, $200.
(941)-255-8883
SOFA, red microfiber, good
cond. Free. (941)-876-3363
STATUE, LARGE statue of bird,
(egret?)..approx. 3 ft. tall $15.
Call 941-624-4617
TABLE & 4 chairs, solid wood
3'x4' good condition $125
(941)-875-1112
TABLE, 40" Oak Pedistal. Like
New. $100.00/OBO
941-391-5573/239-209-7524
TABLE, FORMAL, cherrywood,
6 chairs,must see, $350.00/13BO
941-235-2362
TABLE, KITCHEN 42" round
hardwood w/ 4 chairs. $100
OBO. 941475-6865.
TABLE, KITCHEN, maple color,
white ceramic tile top. No chairs.
3x5. $65. 941-626-3102
TABLE, LANAI GLASS, 6 chairs,
2 end tables. $250. 941-639-
3241
TABLE, OAK WITH inlaid tile top,
42" round with 13" butterfly leaf
under table, with 4 matching
chairs. NEW $300.
941429-4051
TABLE, ROUND Glass Coffee
Table. Excellent condition.
$45.00 Tel: 941-613-1130
TABLE, SOLID WOOD COFFEE
TABLE light colored $20
941-626-7590
TABLE, UNIQUE TRIANGLE,
glass top, faux stone, off white,
perfect $60 941-882-8149
TABLES, 40" Round Coffee, 30"
End Table. Glass Top. Silver/Gold
Legs. $75. 941-480-1008.
TABLES, COFFEE TABLE & 2
END TABLES, glass, metal bases,
$50/set, 941-423-6014


TABLES, END, Two, slate tops
& metal frames SOLID 23x28",
blunt edges. $75. 941-766-1221
TABLES, MARBLE Cocktail
Tables, $300 ea, call 941-623-
7886
TABLES, QUEEN ANNE COFFEE
& end tables; oval, cherry. $110
firm. 941-697-9918.
TOILET, White, $25, works fine,
941-505-1492


6030 HOUSEHOLD GOODS

TOTES 9 Assorted Colors Can-
vas Storage Totes, $15, 623-
4043
TOWEL BAR, White PVC towel
bar. Great for lanai. $15. Call
941-624-4617
TREE, SILK FICUS
(7ft) in beautiful wicker pot. $40.
941-408-0179
TV STAND with glass shelves
42x22 heavy duty $25.00.
941-426-9129
UTILITY CUPBOARDS, $20.00
EACH. 941-624-5395
WALL HANGING, Wooden, Jack
Daniels, $20. 941475-3089
WASHER KENMORE WHITE
works good $100
941-766-9077
WASHER/DRYER, MAYTAG,
White. Good condition. $250.
941-625-1187
WATERBED Solid Pine. Single
Free-Flow with Book Case. $95.
941-480-1008
WINE RACK, Small Metal, Holds
8 Bottles. Never Really Used.
$10. OBO 941-812-9730
WORLD-GLOBE MOUNTED in
cherry wood stand, must see
$50.00. 941-235-2362

6040 TV/STEREO/RADIO

AMP/RECEIVER BY Sony
Only $85.00 SOLD
CD SHUFFLER by SONY
HOLDS 200 CD's
$90.00 941-625-8282
CD'S 300 pristine cond. Rock-N-
Roll, Movie Soundtracks etc.
$300 941-882-8149
CELL PHONE, Motorola W315
Metro PCS. Good condition $40
941-740-0129
DVD PLAYER, symphonic, still in
box. $25.00 941-564-8770

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HOME THEATER Sys. SONY
SAVA-500 Dolby Digital 5.1 exc
$100 941-882-8149
HOME THEATER System Sony
SAVA-500, 5.1 Dolby As new
cond. $95 941-882-8149
IPOD/MP3/USB, Atlantis
w/Alarm Snooze. $50. Call 941-
763-0438
MOVIES, 15 Assorted VHS
Movies in good condition, $40
941-623-4043
RECIEVER DIRECT TV, mod
dll w/remote and cables.
$10.00. 941-228-1745
SPEAKER STANDS, set of 2
black tubular metal, 24" like new
$50, 941-258-0472
SPEAKER/DOCKING STATION
for IPOD, LOGIC3, AC/DC, $40
239-220-6412
SPEAKERS (5) WITH A SONY
SUBWOOFER $150.00 SOLD
SOLD
SPEAKERS, 2 JVC SK303
26x15x13, 2 accoustics 2000
23x13x9. $80. 941-575-6456
SPEAKERS, KLM, TOWER, BIG,
LOUD, GOOD $150.00 CALL
941-764-9169
SPEAKERS, POLK AUDIO
TOWER SPEAKERS $250.00 OBO
239-220-6412
STEREO, ALPINE CDA7894
AM/FM CD CAR STEREO $180
OBO 239-220-6412
SUBWOOFER, INFINITY
BASSLINK SUBWOOFER FOR CAR
$200 OBO 239-220-6412
SUBWOOFER, YAMAHA 200W
POWERED SUBWOOFER $200
OBO 239-220-6412
SURROUND SYSTEM BOSTON
ACOUSTIC 5.1 W/ 250W SUB
$400 OBO 239-220-6412
TV 25" MAGNAVOX w/remote
works great. $60.00.
941-228-1745
TV 25" SANYO w/remote works
great $45.00. 941-228-1745
TV 43" SONY with stand on
rollers $300.oo 941-697-
0096
TV CURTIS MATHIS stereo HD,
27" screen. $75.00. 941-764-
0874.
TV Sony 27" Wega, silver 2 yrs
old, HD & digital, must see, like new,
Port Charlotte. $150.941-625-5536
TV STAND 44"X20" three glass
shelves like new $40.00.
941-228-1745
TV TOSHIBA HD 43", Cinema
Series. $175.00. 941-764-0874.
TV, 19" color. $25. 941-626
3102
TV, 21" Magnavox, w/remote.
Nearly new. $85. 941-681-2684


TV, 27" rear pro TV. $200.00
941-468-2719
TV, 46" RCA, LIKE NEW!!
ASKING ONLY $425. MUST SELL
(941)237-7025
TV, 50" Hitachi Big Screen TV,
$175 call 941-623-7886
TV, 50" Hitachi Ultra-Vision
Perfect! FREE entertainment
center. $225 call 941-661-8632
TV, color, cable ready with built-in
VCR. $75. 941-626-3102


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6040 TV/STEREO/RADIO

VHS, M.A.S.H./24 shows/3
tapes /Season 4 '75-'76 $8.00
941-484-9806

6060 COMPUTER EQUIPMENT

CD ROM: Broderbund Click
Art, UNOPENED, 4 products
in 1. $15 941-882-8149
CD-ROMS:(12) Bible, Maps
Home Improv, Legal, etc. Many
unopened $20. 941-882-8149
COMPUTER, DELL LAPTOP
Wireless, XP, DVD, 2005, Pen-
tium M, $225. 239-333-8276
COMPUTER, HP PAVILLION,
512 RAM, 50GB HD, 15" MONI-
TOR, XP, $150 (941)-626-1227
DAVE IN-HOUSE-OFFICE com-
puter repair, set-up Serving Char-
lotte Co. 9+ years 941-629-6337
DESK, COMPUTER DESK
W/SIDE SHELF AND PULLOUT
TRAY $45.00 OBO 941-493-8258
ETHERNET NETWORK Card 32
Bit. Win. 95 + Later. NIB
$10. 941-882-8149
MODEMS SPRINT DSL #SP-
645R-A1-DHCP-0105. Brand NIB
(2) $15/ea. 941-882-8149
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SIGN LANGUAGE (3) CD-ROMS
Spanish American, NEW $15
941-882-8149
TOWERS, Printers, Monitors etc.
Tons of stuff. Not checked out!
$50. all. 941-286-5601

6065 CLOTHING/JEWELRY

ARMY BDU'S,GENUINE with
patches, shirts/pants Med-Long
$15 941-882-8149
BLOUSE, HARLEY DAV.LADIES
BLK/ORG IX. NEW $65 NOW
$25. 941-613-1316
CAMO GEAR shirts & pants Med-
Long NEW Genuine U.S. Army
$25/set 941-882-8149
CHAPS/LEATHER, $100 NEW
lined FITS-S-M sidebraid.941-698-
1039 $100.
CLOTHES WOMEN 1OOS like
new pants shirts size 16-22
$5.00 each 941-228-1745
CLOTHES, WOMEN Lrg. & 10-
14 avg. price $1.00 or all $80
941-627-5747
CLOTHES-LADIES/Misc. items.
Sizes 16/18/XL. Some new.
$5 to $35 941-661-4477
CLOTHING, Women's plus size,
gently worn, 14 to 6X. $3.00 and
up. 941-637-1972
CLOTHING, WOMEN, 3X, 4X,
near new, avg $5.ea. or $250
941-627-5747
COSTUME UNCLE SAM, SUIT &
HAT, EXC. COND. $20 941-882-
8149
DISPLAY CASE, glass top, oak
frame, 3" deep felt lined, new
$40 941-882-8149
DOCKERS, Mens Size 30x32
shirts, large. Like new. $5.00
each. 941-228-1745
DRESS, WEDDING DRESS LG,
SZ 4 BEADED NEVER WORN. IN
BOX $175 OBO 941-493-8258
DRESSES & TOPS, Nice
Woman's sizes 8 & up, $6 each
or $75 for all. 941-623-4043
DRESSES, Beautiful Children's,
sizes 4t & up, $5. each. 941-623-
4043
EARRING BRAND NEW 10kt.
Gold 1.20CTW HS Amethyst and
Pendant w Chain, $17 623-4043
EARRINGS, PAIR of heart
shaped earings. 5 grams tw, 14k.
$40. 941-423-2585.
GOLD BRAND NEW lOkt. Gold
1.65CTW HS Garnet earring and
Pendant w Chain, $17 623-4043
JACKET, $100 Leather Bike,
NEW, ladies M-L. Beautiful 941-
698-1039 $100.
JACKET, BLACK LEATHER
BIKER JACKET new $100.00 SIZE
46, 941-625-8282
JACKET, New motorcycle black
leather man/woman long xxxxl
$100.00 941-743-0749
JEAN JACKET genuine Levi
Men's small RED TAB exc.
cond. $15. 941-769-0828
JEAN JACKET Mens Medium
flannel lined exc cond
$12. 941-769-0828
JEANS, HARLEY DAV. LADIES SZ
10. $10.00 941-613-1316
JEANS, Name brand size 4-9
excellent condition $4. a pair. Call
941474-7708


NECKLACES & BRACELETS
100's of pieces, beaded, shells
etc. $50. 941-882-8149
PAJAMAS, HANNAH Montana &
HSM Pajamas set BRAND NEW
Size 6 ~ $10 941-623-4043
RING, 1/4 ct. marquis cut dia-
mond ring. $200.00 OBO. Call
941-391-6385. Robin.
UNIFORMS, A WAC's 70's Mili-
tary Uniforms many items $399
941-626-7590


6065 CLOTHING/JEWELRY 6090 MUSICAL 6128 EXERCISE / FITNESS 6130 SPORTING GOODS


WEDDING DRESS, Sz.10. A Few
Stains, Needs Clean. Veil, Tiara,
Etc. $100. 941-812-9730

6070 ANTIQUES
COLLECTIBLES

I BUY TOY TRAINS
Any age Any Condition
Top prices paid
(941)-426-5998
ALWAYS BUYING
ANTIQUES, ART, SILVER
NEW ENGLAND ANTIQUES
(941) 639 -9338
DECANTERS JIM Beam Col-
lectors (10) beautiful &
exc. cond. $250 941-769-0828
JEFF GORDON Collection, 24
items, sell all $200.00 941-639-
9134
CAR, 1998 Coke/Nascar Team
1:64 Dale Earnhardt Sr Monte-
Carlo car. $25 941-627-6889
POSTER, COKE / NASCAR RAC-
ING Car Family 1998 Poster
24x36 $25 941-627-6889
BEANIE BABIES all BEARS (45)
$150.00 OBO 941-475-8795
DAN MARINO U.D. AUTO-
GRAPHED STAT JERSEY $400.00
OBO 239-220-6412
JACKET, DALE EARNHARDT SR.
CHASE AUTH. AUTOED JACKET
$499 OBO 239-220-6412
LIGHTHOUSES (HARBOR
Lights) 10 in original boxes $25
each 941-629-7620
STAMP COLLECTION, mint
plate blocks etc. $499.00 941-
564-8770
COINS (3) American Mint
President, 20 gm. pure silver
w/cert. $260. 941-882-8149
DOLLAR, 1880-S PCGS MS65
VALUE OVER $275. SELL $200
941-268-9029
DIME,1943 MS66 PCGS OGH
$35. SUPER NICE COIN. 941-
268-9029
CURRENCY, 1928 $50. BILL.
RARE, RARE. $150. 941-268-
9029
CURRENCY, 1934 $100. BILL
LIGHT GREEN INK RARE RARE
$200. 941-268-9029
CEDAR CHEST, Lane, 4'x23"
Great cond. $249.00 75 yrs old.
941-400-5337
FRAMED PRINT, RC COLA
BARN/FRAMED JIM HARRISION
#41 $499.00 941-698-1039
WATERCOLOR, GOLD FRAMED
CLARA LENSKI (flowers/vase)
$400. 941-698-1039
US 17 ANTIQUE MALL 5260
Duncan Rd. (US17) 941- 347-
8044 M -S 10- 4, Sun. 11-4

Antique Fair
Saturday, June 27
Downtown Arcadia
ROCKER BOSTON rocker-
$225.00 obo 941-423-0841
Mon-Sat 1Oa-10pm, Sun ip-10p
COOKIE JAR- MCCOY STOVE
white w/ gold $25.00. 941-423-
0841 10a-10p
HUMMEL BY Goebel "Clear As A
Bell" #2181. Perfect
cond. $50 941-882-8149
GOEBEL FIGURINE, Spaniel
Black & gray. Excellent cond. $25
941-882-8149
TRAIN CAR G Scale L.G.B. Grav-
el car indoor/outdoor
New in box $75 941-882-8149
MAGAZINE LIFE'S TRIBUTE TO
POPE JOHN PAUL II, exc. cond.
$20 941-882-8419
SWORD AUTHENTIC Army offi-
cer sabre, exc cond.
$250 941-286-5601
COLLECTION HALLMARK
ORNAMENTS, Large, 1981-1996.
$300. 941-497-4788
SAIL FISH- MOUNTED 50 yrs
old. 63 inches. $250 #941-697-
4752
SEWING MACHINE, ELECTRIC
$75.00 941-743-0749
LOVE SEAT, 1909, Exc. cond.
Newly appolstered. Light beige w
flowers. $800 (941)-766-1003
TELEPHONE TABLE & CHAIR
circa 1940's, dark wood
nice cond. $75. 941-882-8149
CAMEL STATUE, life like,
leather, HUGE 36" TALL, exc.
cond. $100. 941-882-8149

6090 MUSICAL

120 BASE ACCORDION, very
good cond w/case & music.
250. (941)-474-6752
ACOUSTIC BY MARTIN, 1981
sigma, sitka/rosewood, beautiful,
$275.00 941-764-9169
AMP, HUGHES & KETTNER gui-
tar amp 120; 3 chan; $385;
941 615 7881; 941 223 2031
ELECTRIC GUITAR, CORT G200
Like New w/Crate Amp
$300. Call 941-763-0438
GUITAR, 1958 HARMONY ARCH-
TOP GUITAR, BIRCH, BEAUTIFUL
$425.00 941-764-9169
GUITAR, 1964 SILVERTONE-
ELECTRIC GUITAR, GOOD CONDI-
TION, $495.00- 941-764-9169
LPS- COMEDY Albums-40+
(LEHR,SAHL,BERMAN,CARLIN)
$20.00 OBO/ 941-484-9803


LPS/Misc. Jazz Collection
50 LPs/$25.00 OBO
TEL 941-484-9803
MUSIC CHAIR, retro Elvis, plush
cushioned seat w/ storage under
seat. $185. 941-626-5778
ORGAN, ROLAND ATELIER,
AT80S Luxury, American Classic,
Like new. $8,000. 941-575-8388


PIANO, WURLITZER SPINET
Cherry, 37"H x 56"W x 23"D &
bench. Excellent condition $495
941-255-3837
RECEIVER, AKAI Reel to Reel,
Speakers $459.
941-575-8229
RECORDS 78, MANY SINGLES
AND ALBUMS. $2 & UP. ALL LIKE
NEW. 941-743-0749
TAPES, VHS Tapes, CHEERS,
12 Shows, '82-'83/ 4 tapes
$8.00. 941484-9803
TICKETS, (2) K Rock/Skynyrd
6/27, Tampa. Sec 1, Row R,
$225. 941-505-1663

6095 MEDICAL

ADJUSTING TABLE (Chiroprac-
tic), Stationary Relaxo, split head
piece. $135. (941)-743-0114

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HOSPITAL BED, $75.00 941-
624-5395
INVACARE OXYGEN
CONSERVING DEVICE, NIB,
$200, 941-234-7966
INVERSION TABLE, LIFEGEAR,
like new, value $290, sell $80,
941-629-1120.
LIFTING CUSHION by Uplift,
new, up to 230 Ibs. $60.
941-627-5747
MATTRESS PAD, Twin Bene-fit Mag-
netic. Originally priced at 1,100!
Asking $400. (941)626-5419
POWER CHAIR, Jet 3. Runs
great, looks great. $495.00 941-
400-5337
PRIDE JAZZY #614-HD used 1
wk excellent pd $8,341 sell
$3500/obo 941- 882-8149
RAMPS for wheel/powerchair at
threshold. $70. $90. $125. 941-
475-3089 3 sizes
SCOOTER CHAIRS (2), 1 Sun-
runner, $250, 1 Hoverround,
$750/obo. 941- 375-1395
SCOOTER needed for MS
patient. May be able to pay $200.
Call 941-625-6386
SCOOTER- ELEC. Golden Tech.
New batteries. $275.
941-766-7545
WALKER, ADJ., 2 wheels, alum.
$25; 941 474-6555, leave
message.
WHEEL CHAIRS, electric, one
GoGo 3 wheel, one Merit 4 wheel,
like new $450 ea. 941-629-7935
WHEELCHAIR, HOVEROUND
POWER. (NO CHARGER) $100.
941-624 5395
WHEELCHAIR, Jazzy 1170 Pwr
Power Lift Seat. $499.00
Call 941-426-7598

6100 HEALTH/BEAUTY

HUMAN HAIR for weave by Jack-
son, 4 pkg. unopened, 1 opened.
$20. all. 941-882-8149
PATCH, PROTECT FROM HARM-
FUL EMF's from cellphone, com-
puter. $25 941-740-1161

6110TREES & PLANTS

KAVA KAVA Plant
Piper methysticum
$3 941-626-7590
LILIES, CANNA (Red/Orange)
pigeonpea, tumeric, ginger plants
941-626-7590 $2. each
PASSION FRUIT, Tasty
seedlings $2. 941-626-7590

6120 BABY ITEMS

BOUNCER, vibrates and plays
music. Good condition. $10.00
941-429-8171
CAR SEAT, Infant boy car seat
and stroller, blk and blue $75
941 769 2894 Crystal
CLOTHES, BOYS, Infant to 12
months boy clothes. Take all for
$100. 941 769 2894 Crystal
HIGH CHAIR, Evenflo. Good
condition. $35.00 941-587-
2678
KICK AND PLAY seat fisher
price like new $20.00
941-228-1745
MUSICAL GYM, FISHER PRICE
RAINFOREST, like new $10.00
941-228-1745
PACK & PLAY, Graco. Excellent
condition. $35.00 941-587-
2678
PACK-N-PLAY, Good cond. Navy
blue. $30.00 941-429-8171
PLAYPEN; GREEN & pink, good
cond $25.00 941-429-8171
WALKER, Good condition. Blue
with teddy bears $10.00 941-
429-8171

6125 GOLF ACCESSORIES


CLUBS/BAG, PRO KENNEX
PROFORM 3.5 GOLF CLUBS /
BAG $100 OBO 941-493-8258
GOLF BALLS $ 3.00 a dozen
mens or ladies 25 dozen (941)-
475-5055
GOLF CLUBS, TAYLOR made,
$300 call 941-623-7886


OLYMPIC WEIGHT Set, 3501b &
Honda Trailmaster bicycle $275.
for both 941-467-2877
AB LOUNGE Sport $35. 941-
764-0326
AB WORKS by NordicTrac
excellent condition. $40 941-
882-8149
ABLOUNGE. $49.00 941-
613-1316
BIKE, ELECTRIC BIKE E-ZIP
NEW BATTS $480 15 MPH
941-626-7590
BOWFLEX TC3000 TRED-
CLIMBER. Paid $2000.00/Sell-
ing for $1500.00. 941-681-2274
EXERCISE MACHINE, Proform.
Does it all. Computerized. Cost
$800 now $200. (941)-716-0347
GOLD'S GYM Trainer 550 &
Cross Trainer 510 Like new barely
used, $300 ea obo 941-391-1104
HOME GYM, LIKE NEW, WElDER
PRO POWER STACK, 550 LBS.
$250.00. 941-204-1346
NORDIC RIDER exerciser, dual
motion like new. $35.00 941-
625-8588
NORDICTRACK, ELIPTICAL
CX998. LIKE new- $275.
941-347-8055 / evenings
SHOES, WATER Exercise, Ryka
Sz 8 White / Silver / Lime Sneak-
er Lace ups $15 941-629-3255
TANNING BED, Wolff Sunquest
14 bulb, 20 watt power, $450
OBO 941-493-8258 Iv msg

6130 SPORTING GOODS

A COLLECTOR BUYING
Civil War, WWII Guns, Swords,
Daggers, ETC! (941)-705-5145


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ARCADE & PINBALL Machines
Cash paid Working or Not Call for
info 863-558-0198
BASKETBALL GOAL Freestand-
ing, $35.00 941-474-6128
BATTING CAGE 60X12
W/PITCHING MACHINE for base-
ball $400 obo (863)-990-2299
BICYCLE HELMET, Schwinn,
white, brand new $12.00.
941-627-5747
BILLIARDS POOL TABLE, 7 FT.
LEG NEEDS FIX. ALL ACCS.
$125. 941-916-9728
CASTING ROD Loomis GLX
6'6"mh as new Sell $200.00
941-639-9134
CHAIR, N.Y. Giants themed
Superbowl of resin wicker. 1 of a
kind. $225. firm. 941-626-5778
CLEATS, GIRLS SZ 1 Nike soc-
cer cleats. Worn 3x, Pink
spikes/stripe $15 941-740-0129
DART BOARD, with darts, quali-
ty, NEW $25 941-627-5747
FLAG: NBA Los Angeles Lakers
Flag 28"x42" NEW in bag!
$19.99 Call 941-276-2441
LORAN C, West Marine, with
manual and VCR $30.00 obo
941-661-1814
Penn 50 Int. 2 speed. New in
box. 9/0 Star Rod, $500 cash
firm. (941)-524-4599
POKER PLAYERS
WANTED HOLD-EM
VENICE AREA 504-8893
RACING MAG'S, Greyhound,
over 60, 3 different publications,
$20. 941-627-5747
ROLLER BLADES, mens NEW
ultra size 13 w/bodygear. $125.
941-626-3102


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6130 SPORTING GOODS

SPINNING ROD, Loomis IMX
7'MH as new cost $294 sell
$150 941-639-9134
TAILGATE CHAIR, Sporty wicker
with Buc's theme. Must see.
$200. firm. 941-626-5778
TICKETS (2) NASCAR Coke
Zero 400 July 4 asking $80.00
941-697-9433
WETSUIT-O'NEILL. MEN'S
Small. Black/purple. Good Cond.
$40. 941-625-1187

6131 FIREARMS

12 GAUGE SHOT GUN, Savage,
pump, very nice cond. $250 obo.
SOLD!
9MM SIG SAUER auto, with hol-
ster, excellent condition, $475.
SOLD 1ST DAY!
CASH PAID FOR GUNS & AMMO
ANY YEAR OR TYPE (863)-990-
5685

FLORIDA CONCEALED
Weapons Permit Class
(941)697-1885

M1 CARBINE-30 cal.-like
new,extra clips,ammo 450.00//
.303 british enfield-125.00. call
941-764-9169
M16A1, Colt up Spike lower, MP
barrel, M4 stock, Swat case,
8mags, Colt Manual. Excellent
$1265 941-330-5062 EngI
PISTOLS, Revolver, Rifle, Shot-
Sun & Percussion Rifles, $90. -
200. (941)4734199
REMINGTON 870 12ga slug barrell
350 cbc syn stock 221r semiauto
rifle 200 50cal inline 209 blackpow-
der rifle $150. 941-2588840
S&W Model 1917,
45 ACP, $795.
Punta Gorda. (802)-249-0314


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6131 FIREARMS

TACTICAL RIFLE Package Rem.
700 pss w/extras!!! $850. OBO
call for details 941-4084628
TOMMY GUN 45 cal. w/case &
two 50 rd drum mags + case
$1400., Walther 22 pistol w/case
& clips $450., 7.62x39 AK ammo
900 rds. $350. Taurus pt 111
pistol 9mm w/case and clips
$450. (941)-505-7744
TRADE MY gun for
GOLD or SILVER COINS
(941)-661-1509

6135 BICYCLES/
TRICYCLES

BICYCLE, Girls 27", 6 speed,
very good condition. $45.
Call 941-764-1671
BICYCLE, Men, '26 inch Schwinn
$20. 941-575-8245
BIKE, 26"MEN'S Bike Racer
Type New Tires $60.00
PH# 941-497-0027 Venice
BIKE, Schwinn 26" Mens green
Frontier 21 spd, grip shift. Great
condition. $75. 941-276-0906
BIKE, Schwinn 26" mens High
Plains 21 spd, gel seat, front
shock Exc. cond. $75. 941-276-
0906
BIKES, His/Hers 26". Wide tires,
baskets. $250. 941-626-3102

6138 TOYS

CHANGING TABLE, Little Tikes
babydoll changing table, $15
941-623-4043
DOLLHOUSE MANSION, Little
Tikes, 43x18x31, retired, see
ebay for pic $165 941-627-5747

FOOZEBALL TABLE, OAK, w/
cover $150 call 941-623-7886

I BUY TOY TRAINS
Any age Any Condition
TOP PRICES PAID
(941)-426-5998
NERF N- Stike Longshot CS-6
blaster! 3' long Shoots up to 35'!
$15 #941-423-7611
NINTENDO GAMEBOY
ADVANCE SP games. All 21
games $200. PGI 941-639-2226
NINTENDO GAMEBOY
ADVANCE SP with case/charger.
$100. PGI 941-639-2226.
SCIENCE PROJECT, WORKING
volcano, sculpey prof. OOAK
$20 941-627-5747
TAPES, VCR & KIDS 25 titles
(Disney etc.) exc cond. $20 941-
882-8149

6140 PHOTOGRAPHY/
VIDEO

Camcorder, JVC, For sale $80
come with all accessories
941-473-7313
MOVIE PROJECTOR Kodak
8mm $45, Movie Editor 8-Super
8 $20, Both work 941-391-5260
PHOTO FRAME, DIGITAL 8"
NEW Pandigital w/remote, MP3
etc. $55 941-882-8149
PICTURE paper, Kodak Anytime,
Soft Gloss 100 sheets 8 1/2 x 11
in. New! $10. SOLD
PROJECTOR, KODAK Carousel
projector, Model 800, w/acces-
sories $25 941429-9846
SLIDE PROJECTOR Kodak,
Carousel, working $39, Projection
Screen,portable,$20.941-391-5260

6145 POOL/SPA/
& SUPPLIES

POOL CHAIR, Foam
w/armrests, cost $100
Sell $45. 941-6984157
PUMP, SUBMERSIBLE Utility
Pump 1/6 hp 1260 gph. Unused
w/manual $30.00 941-429-9846
SPA, Leisure Bay 4 person spa
w/ cover & steeps. $1,000.00
obo 941-915-1818

Why Go Out Of Town,
Shop Local Hot Tubs starting
@ $1199 FREE H20 testing,
all pool chems on sale
liquid, chlor. refills $299
Spas and More
941-625-6600

6160 LAWN & GARDEN

BEST PREOWNED #1 Riders &
Push sales & svc used parts Buy-
Sell-Trade Save big! 941-2680917
BOBCAT, A300, 5 attachments,
$37,000. (941)-743-4710.
www.trapperjohn411.corn/bobcat
BUSH TRIMMER, Craftsman 17"
gas. $65. 941-286-5908
BUY or SELL RIDING MOWERS,
Any Condition 941-268-5442
or 941-623-3374


EDGER, 3HP Sears gas edger
$75 941-286-5908
FERN, STAG HORN Fern vey
large over 2 ft wide $240
PH 941-979-2940
FIRE PIT SET. Marble top, 4
slingback rockers. $375. 941-
408-0179
FOUNTAIN for garden or lanai.
'Rock' wtrfall w/pump,never used
36"x24"x18" $65. 941-421-
6968


6160 LAWN & GARDEN

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GAS GRILL, 3 BURNER, KEN-
MORE. $65.00 PH. 941-624-
5395
GRAPEFRUIT/CITRUS PICKER
EXCELLENT condition $15. 941-
766-7545
GREENHOUSES (2)
1 ASSEMBLED $200 1 NOT
ASSEMBLED $250 941-6374673
LAWN EQUIP-Rider, Blower, Weed
eater, trailer, pushmower, chainsaw
$1695. or trade 941-626-3102
LAWNMOWER, 20". Paid $149.
$100 or best offer. 941-423-
0505.
LAWNMOWER, 22", 5 hp
self propelled, $25.00 call
941-426-7598
MOWER 22" WEEDEATER push
$75 New (941)426-7002
MOWER, COMM. SCAG, 48", 0
turn, new 25hp eng., exc. cond.
$2400/obo. (941) 639-3026
MOWER, Honda/Craftsman Rear
propelled mulcher.
$165.00 941-625-8282
MOWER, JOHN DEER RIDER
16HP, 42" cut, Automatic, $725.
941-276-4056
MOWER, REAR PROPELLED
by Honda/Craftsman, w/ mulcher
$165.00 941-625-8/282
MOWER, SEARS Riding Lawn
Mower, Fairly new tires
Sell $175.00 Call 474-8480
MOWER, TORO recycler mower;
22' Hi-wheel, var speed w/bag
$175. Call 941-833-0446
PRUNER, TREE / LIMB PRUNER,
EZ REACH, Exc. Cond. $15
941-766-7545
RIDING MOWER, 42" Crafts-
man, 0 turn. Like new. 941-
268-5442 or 941-623-3374
TREMENDOUS TREE SALE-ava-
cado, kiwi, mango, grapes, cherry,
banana, lychee, jacaranda,4684372
WEED EATER needs adjustment
$25.00, 941-564-8770
WEED EATER, electric /bat/gs
$25 & up. 941-626-3102
WOOD CHIPPER stand up roll
around 8 hp troybuilt. $325. 941-
626-3102

6165 STORAGE SHEDS/
BUILDINGS

SHED HUGE 8x16x8'h, 3 doors
3 windows, T1/11 ext. w/metal
roof $6500 or trade 941-626-3102

6170 BUILDING SUPPLIES

DOOR, STEEL, Ext. white w/
half round window 36"6 panel
$125. 941-626-3102
DOORS, STEEL, Ext. white, 6
panel 36"/32" $80. each. 941-
626-3102
GLASS BLOCK 12x12 have 10
at $7 each. 941-6974752
HURRICANE PANELS $350.00
(24) 101", (22) 46", (10) MISC.
941-575-4843
HURRICANE PANELS, Metal,
8 52" Panels including anchors
$10. each. 941-764-1671
PATIO BLOCKS (148) 12x12,
(80) 16x16. $150. Takes All.
941-624-0568 After 4 p.m.
ROOF TILES for sale 100+ coral
colored, 70+ ridge caps $5 ea
obo (941)-416-5883
SHELVES, 2 CLOSET MAID
SHELVES. NEW IN BOX. 6' LONG.
$45.00, 941-613-1316
SHUTTERS, HURRICANE shut-
ters 10, all hardware, $250.00
obo 941475-8795
SINK, DOUBLE sided Stainless
Steel Sink, 33x22x8, & Kohler
Faucet, $85 941-716-2295
TRAILER DOOR, RV\storage w/
jamb/frosted glass. $85. 941-
626-3102
WOOD, 15 4X8 sheets, LUAN
$30. 941-244-6884

6190TOOLS/MACHINERY

AIR COMPRESSOR, 60 gallon
twin cly. 5 mo. old. $250. 941-
740-2651 ex. cond.
CARPET CART, $75
call 941-623-7886
CEMENT MIXER, Electric pow-
ered $100.00 941-764-6082
DREMEL with attachments, $30.
941-255-0048
GENERATOR 5250 WATTS,
10HP 6500 SURGE,120/240,ON
WHEELS $450. 941-743-0749
GRINDER BENCH, 8", NEW,
$30. 941-255-0048
HARDWARE BOXES, hurricane
hardware, 2 sets, exc. cond.
$250/both 941-882-8149


JOINTER/PLANER, Craftsman
6" w/stand $125. 941-286-5908
LINCOLN Wire Welder, Century
80 GL, new, $140. Call 941-286-
7739.
NAIL GUN Senco ProFinish 35,
NEVER USED w/hard case &
tags. $100 941-286-5601
NAILER, CAMPBELL HAUSEMAN
FRAMING NAILER, COMPRESSOR
DRIVEN $75.00 OBO 9414938258


6190TOOLS/MACHINERY

POWER TOOLS, USED
$5 and up
941 8756549
POWER WASHER, Proline 3700
PSI, 4.0 gpm, Honda 13hp
$475. 941-681-2931
ROUTER, Stanley 1HP, NEW.
$30. 941-255-0048
SAFETY HARNESS 420 Ib cap.,
medium duty, exc. cond. $75
941-286-5601
SANDER, 4"x36" BELT & 6"
DISC, NEW, $50, 941-255-0048
SAW, CRAFTSMAN Table Saw
10" Exact-1-Rip fence, etc. $499.00
941-637-1539 or hoeltzle@tnh.net
SAW, RADIAL ARM SAW, 9in w/
stand, $125 call 941-623-7886
SCAFFOLDING BAKER'S 5' w/
wheels. Good condition.
$75 941-286-5601
VICE, Craftsman heavy duty.
NEW. $35. 941-255-0048

6195 FARM EQUIPMENT

BOBCAT T300 2006, hand/foot
controls, heat/AC, track skid
steer.
Price $2900
mail me cripppis@gmail.com
or (312) 379 8943
TRACTOR, John Deere 2155,
55hp, $6700. 941-627-2021

6220 OFFICE/BUSINESS
EQUIP./SUPPLIES

CASH REGISTER, SAMSUNG
NEW/all accessories, $250. 941-
244-6884 Lv Msg
DRAFTING STOOL w/back,
good cond, silver w/leather inlay
$75.00/BO 941-235-2362
FAX/PHONES (2) thermal
paper, as new condition.
$15 ea. 941-882-8149
HUNDREDS OF Pre-owned desks,
files, chairs, conf tables. OFFICE
OUTFITTERS 881 E Venice Ave.,
Venice 485-7015, 800-330-9215
TABLE, DISPLAY Table, $100
call 941-623-7886

6231 BIRDS

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.
CAT, NEUTERED, front
declawed, 2 yrs old, big fat
orange, name 'Jake', loves every-
one & all animals. Free to good
home only. (941)-623-8415
EARS Animal Rescue
Sanctuary Adoptathon
PetSmart, next to Kohl's -
Cochran Blvd. Port Charlotte
Sat. June 27
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m
KITTENS, FREE, 2 females, 11
weeks, very good w/kids & pets.
(941)-624-4799
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.
Volunteers needed for
EARS Animal
Rescue Sanctuary
Various duties available:
Clerical, phone answering,
cleaning, working with the
cats at PawZazz.
Call 866-781-EARS

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.
AMERICAN BULLDOG PUP-
PIES!! Family raised wht/brin.
941-697-2117
BLACK LAB PUPPIES. Ready 7-
2-09 6M, 1F 1st shots & health
certificate $300 941-726-0998
BOSTON TERRIER pups (2), 1
M black & white, 1 FE chocolate/
& white. Avail. 6/27. Wormed,
1st shots & dew claws removed.
$550 each. (941)-223-9281
BOXER AKC 2 F 4 M Ready
6/26 Fawn & white. HC & shots
$500. (941)-270-7302
CHIHUAHUA, MALE 2 years old,
house broke, Needs loving home!
$75 (863)444-0161


CHOC LAB PUPS AKC + CKC,
dew claws removed, dewormed, 2
sets of shots. $600 941-286-7623
COCKER SPANIELS, AKC, 9
WEEKS, $250.00 941426-2768
DAUSCHUND PUPS 6 wks,
black & tan, parents on premisce
$375. 941-740-6431
DOG CAGE 7'x12" w/ dog house
$150. (941)-488-0479 Venice


6233 DOGS

GOLDEN RETRIEVER AKC Puppies!
Champ. Bid Lns' Parents On-Site! Hith
Certs' $750+ 941467-5398
HAVANESE AKC 21wks,
Male & female. $850/ea;
Days 941- 445-4176 OR
830-8606
LABRADOR PUPPIES, Yellow Eng-
lish blood line shots & AKC Reg.
born 4/19 $450 239-949-2689
MALT-A-POO PUPPIES snow
white, cute! 3/M, $400ea 1/F,
$500 Ready to go 7-1 863-494-
1410
MINI DACHSHUND pups, AKC,
short hair, M (4), different colors,
$600. (941)-240-1736
MINI DACHSHUND, Male, 11
wks., AKC Reg., Shots, Black &
Tan, $250. (941)-257-2004
YORKIE- Female, AKC Regis-
tered, Born 3/2/09. $700. Cash
only (941)-627-5656

6235 LIVESTOCK

HORSE 8YR Old Quarter Mare,
Buckskin. UTD up to date on shots.
$3000/obo 941-5754375

6236 PET SUPPLIES
& SERVICES

BIRD CAGE, 23Wx19Dx30H.
$50. (941)-661-6730
BIRD CAGE, small $10.00 941-
625-2779
CARRIER for cat $10.00 941-
625-2779
DOG KENNEL, 8x20'L, like
brand new, $50. (419)-651-9104
LITTER MAID, DELUXE. USED
$20. 941-268-9029
PARROT CAGE, HQ Play Top,
18x18x52 $100. 941-764-
0326
PET CAGE, SMALL. $10.00
613-1316
PET CAGE. LARGE. $20.00
941-613-1316
PET CAGE. MEDIUM SIZE.
$15.00. 941-613-1316
PET CAGES, THREE, S-M-L
wire. $12.00 each.
Ph. 941475-1375
TENT, LITTER MAID. USED ONE
WEEK. PAID $42. SELL $20. 941-
268-9029

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
CHEST FREEZER, Small G. E.,
good cond. $150. Call after
4p.m. 941-624-0568
DRYER, 2006 GAS, Ensignia by
Sears, Quiet Series 10 Cycles
$250.00.941-764-7831
DRYER, KENMORE dryer, good
condition. $60. Tappan Dishwash-
er in black. $40. 941-286-2825
DRYER, Whirlpool, Excellent
Cond. $150 Call 941-624-0568
After 4 p.m.

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FREEZER, Frigidaire, upright, 20
cu. ft., frost-free, lockable. $200.
941-423-4176
FREEZER, upright, 5 1/2 feet
high, big, white. Delivery avail-
able. $185. 941-626-3102
MICROWAVE GE PROFILE
stainless brand new.$55.00
941-629 5576
MICROWAVE, GE SPACEMAKER
OVEN OVER STOVE-NEVER USED
$200/OBO 941-564-6836
QUALITY USED APPLIANCES
Start at $50. Service & Deliv-
ery Avail. 280 S. McCall Rd.
Englewood 941-468-4020
RANGE, G.E. in very good condi-
tion. $75. Call
941-639-4074
REF., SIDE-BY-SIDE, only 1 1/2
yrs old, $500. (941)-726-3428
REFRIGERATOR, almond, 22
cubic ft. $325. 941-626-3201
REFRIGERATOR GE Bottom
Freezer SS. Needs Service,
$1.00 FREE 941-626-1365.
REFRIGERATOR white Kenmore
side by side, icemaker/water in
door, $80.00 941-505-0351
REFRIGERATOR, 18 cf., scratch
and dent for garage. $80.00
941-564-8770
REFRIGERATOR, large mini bar
frig. $75. 941-626-3102
REFRIGERATOR, Nice older GE
side by side. Ice and water in
door. $100.00 941-575-9505
REFRIGERATOR, S/S. WHITE
26CF, ALMOST NEW, ICE,
WATER, $450. 941-613-1316
REFRIGERATOR, WHIRLPOOL,


20 cu ft. top freezer, about 2 yrs
old. $200. (941)-629-2519
REFRIGERATOR, WHITE, 6
months old, ice maker, $250.00,
call 941-235-0142
STOVE, glass top, black, G. E.
Hot Point. $265. 941-626-3102
W/D, Stackable, white front load,
ex. large capacity. $250.00 OBO
941-875-0171
WASHER & DRYER, like new
$300. 941-585-9816


6250 APPLIANCES

WASHERS/DRYERS $139.
each or $270. Set
1 Year Warranty.
941-766-0226
WASHER & DRYER, $100/obo.
Side-by-side ref., $50/obo.
(941)456-5293
WASHER & Dryer, $175, stack
washer/dryer, $125. Will sepa-
rate. Exc. cond. (941)-623-2623
WASHER & dryer, Maytag, Hard-
wick propane gas range,
$50/obo. (419)-651-9104
WASHER & DRYER. Whirlpool.
Beige. Heavy Duty Super Capac-
ity Plus. $150. 941-480-1008
WASHER, 2006 Gas Washer
Ensignia by Sears $50.00. Quiet
Series 941-764-7831
WASHER, Whirlpool, white. Nice.
Delivery available. $185. 941-
626-3102
WASHER/DRYER, GE MODEL,
never used, bisque, $900
(941)474-9551

6260 MISCELLANEOUS

FRESH FLORIDA JUMBO
SHRIMP ARRIVING NOW @
$4.90/ LB & UP FL FRESH
STONE CRAB CLAWS Lg only no
lights! $6.50/up 941-623-2100
12'X20' SEARS Screen Rm
Brand new $125, 18 sp Saimano
Next Power Climber $50, 4X8 U-
trailer $125 (941)-276-1716
1200CC HARLEY SPORTSTER
New Factory Parts for Sale,
$150.00 & up. 941-661-7317
AC CONDENSER, York 2t, A/H
& T'stat. 10 yr. old, 5 yr. runtime.
$475. 941-629-4982
AC PACKAGE unit for mobile
home, 3.5 ton Bryant unit, @ 5yr
old, works good, $700 obo
(941)-628-0433
AC SPLIT SYSTEM 3.5 ton
Rheem, @ 4 yr old, works good,
$900 obo (941)-628-0433
BIRD HOUSES and feeders.
Home built. $15- $30
941-204-8488
CARPETS (6) indoor/outdoor
4x8. $10. each 941-626-3102
CASH PAID FOR GUNS & AMMO
ANY YEAR OR TYPE (863)-990-
5685
CEILING FAN 52"white. Very
nice w/frosted dome light. $90.
941-626-3102
CHESS GAME timers, wind up
type. New. $25. 941-423-2585.
CHRISTMAS TREE, 6.5ft multi-
color prelit colorado pine Xmas
tree $15 SOLD
CLOCK, WALL clock. Quartz.
Plays old ford car noises on hour.
$15. 941-423-2585.
CREEPER, mechanics roll
around. $25. 941-626-3102
DEHUMIDIFIER, WHIRLPOOL,
used twice. New $150 asking
$60. 941412-3142
DOGGIE DOOR, large, for sliding
glass door, 14x82" adjustable.
$85. 941-626-3102
DOOR, solid aluminum, 42" for
shed or trailer. $45. 941-626-
3102
DOORS, rustic, old. Off farm
trailer. 2x2, great shelves. $150.
941-626-3102
FIGURINES, HOME INTERIOR
DEMIUN DAY FIGURINES 38
$10.00 ea. 941-625 7005
GPS TomTom Go 710 w/access
& manual. Like new. $100. 941-
766-7466 or 941-286-8907
GRILL, Jenn-Air, SS. Good condi-
tion with cover. $200. obo (941)
575 2071 leave message
HUSQVARNA VIKING Designer
SE embroidery/sewing machine,
3 hoops, lots of embroideries, all
books, accessories, etc, $2800.
(941)-204-8306
LADDER, 8FT "RACKET" LADDER
RACK, BLK FULL SZ, W/REMOVABLE
BARS $300 OBO 941-875-0547
LADDERS, 2[ 4] 6] 8] $10-35
941-626-3102
LIGHT, BUD LIGHT POOL TABLE
LIGHT. $45.00 941-613-1316
MAIL BOX, Chicago Bears foot-
ball helmet. Good Shape. $125.
941-626-3102
NEON LIGHT, LARGE TEQUIZA
BOTTLE, $29.00. 941-613-
1316
PEPSI MACHINE, OLD, short.
Works with key. $395. 941-626
3102
PICTURE, LIGHTED animated
brook wall picture with sound, mir-
rored border $10. 941423-2585.
PLAQUES, SET (4) black oriental
wall plaques. 35"nyl2". w/flow-
ers, birds. $75. 941-423-2585
PURSE, BLACK GUESS PURSE
in great shape, Unique & Hard to
Find, $25 941-6234043
PURSE, DOONEY&BURKE Sad
dlebag, Olive Green w/ tan trim,
Hard to Find $35 941-623-4043
RAMP, ALUM. access ramp for
door. 31 1/2"W x 35 1/2 L. $50.
PH 941412-3142
SEPTIC/WATER TANK 1000
gallon. $300. (941)-5754375
SPACE HEATER, torpito like
turbo kerosine. $135. 941-626-
3102


STANDUPS, EARNHARDT,
APPROX 6'. $30.00 941-613-
1316
TABLE, WICKER MAKE-UP
TABLE (MIRROR) & CHAIR.
$30.00. 941-613-1316
TELEPHONE. UNUSUAL golf
bag and club style. NOT A REAL
BAG!! $35. 941-423-2585
TICKETS, NASCAR TIX
DAYTONA best seats $220.00
941 286 2602


6260 MISCELLANEOUS

WANTED- GOLD, SILVER, OLD
COINS, SCRAP ALWAYS BUYING
$1.00 UP 239-220-6412
WEDDING STUFF. Ring Pillow &
Toasting Glasses. Great Condi-
tion. $10 OBO 941-812-9730
WHITE SUPERLOCK, 2500
Serger, instruction book, video,
addl feet $300 (941)-204-8306
WINDOW FILM Gila roll 2'X15' &
application solution $10.
941-629-3255

6270 WANTED TO
BUY/TRADE

A COLLECTOR BUYING Scrap Gold
Silver, Jewelry, coins wristwatches,
pocket watches, working or not.
Knives, swords, weapons, military, fire
dept. Zipo lighters,
collectibles 941412-9391
AUTOS WANTED!
Let me take the hassle out of
selling your car. Cash Offered
Today! Call Mike 941-713-2277
Coin Estates wanted. Free
appraisals. Cash paid. Will travel
Serious Buyer. (941)-375-2601
A COLLECTOR BUYING
Old Fishing Lures,
Rods, Reels. 941-743-9114
I PAY THE MOST!


7000



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TRANSPORTATION

7005 AUTOMOTIVE

2000 HONDA ACCORD. 153K
RUNS GREAT, LOADED, SPOILER,
SUNROOF, 1 OWNER, $4500.
941-889-354
TIRES & RIMS 255/70/ R17
Qyt: 4 Good Condition, $300.00
941-661-7317

7020 BUICK



1998 CHRYLER CIRRUS LXI
4 door, AC, V6, loaded,
leather, 1 owner, 56K,
$3950. 941-468-1489
1999 BUICK CENTURY CUSTOM
Nicely equipped. Premium tires, 1
owner. $3345 941-426-3494
2003 BUICK RENDEZVOUS
3 SEATER, TAN 69K MILES,
CXL 26MPG. LEATHER
LOADED XTRA SHARP $8490
941473-0312 DLR

7030 CADILLAC

2003 CADILLAC SEDAN DV
57K mi., White diamond. Perfect!
$9,450. (941)-979-6234 dlr
2004 CADILLAC DEVILLE,
Pearl, Leather, Loaded, 57,800
mi. $12,900 (941)629-3970

7040 CHEVROLET

1997 CHEVROLET LUMINA, 1
Ownr, 49,300 actual mi, V-6, All
orig. $4,395.941-347-7304 DLR
2001 CAVALIER, runs good,
very dependable, great on gas,
new tires,$2800. 941-637-9628
2004 CHEVROLET IMPALA
fully loaded, garage kept,
only 23k miles, $10,200/obo
(941)376-9549


2005 CHEVROLET Equinox LS,
54K, $8,988. 941-924-8822
www.sunsetdodgejeep.com


2005 CHEVROLET Trailblazer,
4WD, $9,988. 941-924-8822
www.sunsetdodgejeep.com



2005 TAHOE BLUE LOADED
NAV XTRA CLEAN MUST SEE
$16,988 1-800-771-1576


2006 CHEVROLET IMPALA LS
1 owner, low miles, GM Certified,
power seat, V6, loaded.
$11,875 (941)493-5000
www.billbuckchevrolet.com
S.4-_ L -L.


2009 CHEVROLET COBALT LS
-2DR, 11k miles, 1 owner, GM
Certified, 37mpg HWY!! $9984
(941)493-5000
www.billbuckchevrolet.com

7050 CHRYSLER

1999 CHRYSLER SEBRING
JXI, Grey, 99k, New top, Beautiful
car. $3800 (941)223-3848
2006 CHRYSLER 300 Touring
Sun roof, 35k miles, Cool
Vanilla w/ grey interior
$15,500. (941)979-9674


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7050 CHRYSLER 7085 LEXUS 7148 BMW 7175 JAGUAR


2005 CHRYSLER 300C Hemi,
Nav, $16,488. 941-924-8822
www.sunsetdodgejeep.com
2006 CHRYSLER Sebring Tour-
ing 4 dr., 40k, All the Toys. Must
See. $6,950. (941)979-6234
2007 CHRYSLER PT Cruiser
Touring, 30k, Loaded. Almost
new. $8,995. (941)979-6234

7060 DODGE



1998 DODGE SPORT
AVENGER 2DR CAR, 89K
miles, 4cyl, auto, All new
brakes & tires. AC, Looks
Good inside & out. $1950/obo
941-922-9577
2000 DODGE VIPER
29K $35,990
800-784-9309
2003 DODGE NEON SXT
Black, 4 cyl, cold ac, 84k, Nice
Car! $4400 941-223-3848






2004 DODGE INTREPID SE
66K, $6,488. 941-924-8822
www.sunsetdodgejeep.com

7070 FORD

1997 FORD ESCORT Station
Wagon, 110,000 mi, white, a/c,
pwr win, $900 sold sold sold
1998 FORD MUSTANG V6,
auto, all power, CD, Cold AC,
$3000 (941)624-2771
1999 FORD ESCORT 51K,
auto, air, great condition, $3000
***SOLD***
1999 FORD MUSTANG GT
Red Convert. Prestine. 26k,
Leather, Sr. owned. $9995.
(941)426-2034
2001 FORD FOCUS 5 sp, cold
air, new tires, $2600 obo
(941)623-5606
2001 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE,
26K, silver, hatchback, auto,
moon roof, $5,750. 941483-4084


2006 IS250 GRAY 1 OWNER XTRA
CLEAN ONLY 22K MILES $25,988
800-771-1576



2007 ES 350 GOLD 1 OWNER
LOADED 28K MILES MUST SEE
$26,988 800-771-1576


Impeccable, Silver/Gray, leather,
moonroof, alloy wheels, low
miles. $14,500 (941)493-5000
www.billbuckchevrolet.com


2004 XJ VDP BLUE 1 OWNER NAV
LOADED XTRA CLEAN BLOWOUT
PRICE $19,988 (800)771-1576



2006 S-TYPE SEAFROST GREEN
1 OWNER LOADED 22K MILES 1
OWNER $24,988 (800)771-1576


7195 MITSUBISHI
1996 MITSUBISHI 3000GT VR-
4 rare, 1 of 315, Pearl Green,
Tan Leather, 6 spd., twin tubro
AWD & AWS, mint cond. 77K mi.
Over 400 hp. Serious inquiries
only. $10,000 Firm, Over $20K
invested. (941)429-8033

7200 NISSAN

2001 MAXIMA SE, orig. owner
pearl, 68K, loaded, leather,
sunroof. $7,500 ***SOLD****


2007 G7350 SILVER LOADED 21K
MILES 1 OWNER SAVE BIGM 2006 XKR CONV BLACK 1
$32,988 800-771-1576 2004 BMW 3251 auto, 64K, OWNER MINT COND 32K MILES -
$12,988. 941-924-8822 $38,988 (800)771-1576
www.sunsetdodgejeep.com 2001 NISSAN PATHFINDER
www.sunsetdodgejeep.com SE, 85K, $6,988. 941-924-8822
2006 BMW 3301 www.sunsetdodgejeep.com
2008 LEXUS ES 350 GRAY CONVERTIBLE, BLACK 2007 NISSAN 350Z GR
SUNROOF 1 OWNER XTRA CLEAN $29,990 800-784-9309 2007 JAGUAR X-TYPE SILVER, TOURING 8K MILES $29,990
14K MILES $30,988 800-771-1576 2006 BMW Z4 3.0 ROOF 19K MILES 1 OWNER XTRA (800)784-9309
AUTO, 24K, $25,990. CLEAN $21,988 (800)771-1576
7090 LINCOLN 800-784-9309 2007 JAGUAR XK 7205 SPORTS CARS

1998 LINCOLN Cartier Town- 23K $49,990 1985 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
car, new tires+ more. Nice Car. 4+3 trans. 79k miles, Great car
Call for details. (941)412-3142 2006 M4 RED ONLY 18K MILES 1 $5500/obo (941)276-1104
2004 LINCOLN TOWNCAR OWNER XTRA CLEAN WONT LAST -.ft..... 1986 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Ultimate. Looks, Drives, Smells, $30,988 800-771-1576 V8, automatic, $4,500, OBO
New! $12,800 (941)474-2143 2007 XJ SEAFROST GREEN 1 (941)764-9090
7160 HONDA OWNER XTRA CLEAN LOADED 24K
1994 HONDA DEL SOL MILES $42,988 (800)771-1576
1994 HONDA DEL SOL
67K $5,995 7177 KIA 2008 BOXTER LTD ED. ORANGE
(800)784-9309 184 OF 250 SPORT EXHAUST
2002 HONDA ACCORD SE 2004 KIA OPTIMA, silver, 4 dr., MINT $38,988 (800)771-1576


4x4 White, leather, sunroof,
chrome wheels, 3rd row.
$19,984 (941)493-5000
www. billbuckchevrolet.com

7100 MERCURY

2000 GRAND MARQUIS LS,
immaculate, 63,000 miles,
Leather. Senior lady owner.
$7,000 (941)416-0496
12001 MERCURY GR MARQUIS
IGS white, 48k mi, Like new One
owner $6,397.00 (941)2580970dlrl
2001 MERCURY GRAND
MARQUIS LS SR. OWNED,
EXC SHAPE 79K mi. ESTATE
SALE $5995. (941)661-4463

7130 PONTIAC

2004 PONTIAC GRAND AM ,
4dr, 6cyl, leather, roof, new tires,
62k, orig owner, more, $7,700,
OBO (941)-979-8872
2006 PONTIAC SOLSTICE
25K $16,990
I0onn\7890A OnO


77k Brand new factory trans.
w/ 3yr 36Kmi, warranty
Fully loaded, 4 cyl., Gorgeous!
$7990 (941)286-7609
2007 HONDA ACCORD
$14,990
800-784-9309
2007 HONDA FIT
15K MILES $14,990
800-784-9309






2008 HONDA CRV EX-L- 1
Owner, 24k miles, factory war-
ranty, leather, sunroof, show-
room cond. $21,500
(941)493-5000
www.billbuckchevrolet.com
97 HONDA CIVIC only $400!
POLICE IMPOUNDS! for listings
800-366-9813 ext C862

7163 HYUNDAI


GENE 7135 SATURN
SGOR 2007 AZERA LTD GOLD 1
GORMUAN "OWNER XTRA CLEAN ONLY 12K
TODAY'S SPECIAL! MILES $16,988 800-771-1576
2006 FORD FUSION, AUTO, 2007 HYUNDAI ACCENT, 6600
ALLOYS, LOW MI! 2007 SATURN SKY CONV BLACK mi. Like new, apple green, black
EXTRA CLEAN! $11 985. AUTO 1OWNER FLAWLESS 5K pin stripe, warranty till 2011,
941-625-2141 MILES $17,988. 800-771-1576 $9500. (941)457-6999
View ALL Vehicles At: $9500. (941)4576999
www.genegormans.com PRO-POWER
Charlotte County s #1 AUTO SALES
Independent Used car dealer! AUTO SALES
(941) 627-8822
USED SATURN SALES 2008 AZERA LTD LOADED
PARTS & SERVICE LEATHER FULL POWER 1 OWNER
"THE SATURN GUYS" CLEAN $18,988 800-771-1576


2007 ROUSH STAGE 3 BLACK
17K MILES MINT COND MUST SEE
$37,988 800-771-1576




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7080 JEEP

2007 JEEP WRANGLER
UNLIMITED X $23,990
(800)784-9309


97 SL2 Sedan........$1,695
97 SL2 Sedan..........$2,195
99 SC2 Coupe...........$2,199
01 SL1 Sedan............$3,699
02 SL2 Sedan............$3,195
98 SC2 Coupe............$3,495
00 SL2 Sedan.............$4,595
02 SL1 Sedan.............$4,695
01 SL2 Sedan.............$4,795
00 SW2 Wagon ..........$4,895
04 Ion Sedan...............$5,295
04 Ion Coupe...............$5,695
All rated over 30 MPG

7145 ACURA

2003 ACURA RSX
45K $12,975
800-784-9309
2005 ACURA TL
32K MILES $21,980
(800)784-9309
2006 ACURA TL
$21,988
800-784-9309
2007 Acura MDX
NAV, 22K MILES $36,988
(800)784-9309


7165 INFINITI


20K, very good cond. $4,850
(941)426-2663

7180 MAZDA

2002 MAZDA MILLENIA 4 DR
Sedan, black, a/c, leather, sun-
roof, Great Interior, Miller Cycle
V6, $2,300, OBO (941)-626-
1365

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2007 MADZA 5 Touring, 29K,
sunroof,$12,988. 941-924-8822
www.sunsetdodgejeep.com


2009 MAZDA MIATA MX-5 Hard-
top convertible Only 970 miles-
absolutely like new-all mfg and
dealer warranties in effect-Save
$$$'s 23,500. Reason for selling-
Ordered New Pontiac Soltice in
early Dec. LO and Behold it
showed up last week. 941-697-
7442

7190 MERCEDES


i-



2003 500SL ROADSTER, 49K,
V8, $29,988. 941-924-8822
www.sunsetdodgejeep.com
2003 MERCEDES SL500


7207 SUBARU






2008 SUBARU FORESTER
31K, $15,988. 941-924-8822
www.sunsetdodgejeep.com

7210 TOYOTA



2003 SOLARA SLE V6 ROOF 1
OWNER ONLY 24K MILES NEW
PRICE $11,988 800-771-1576
2005 TOYOTA PRIUS Beige
71k mi, Brand new tires, Average
52mpg, 1 owner, $13,000.
(941)587-1059
2006 TOYOTA SOLARA SLE
CONVERTIBLE $20,990
800-784-9309
2008 TOYOTA SIENNA LE,
20,158 miles, dual power slid-
ing doors, garage kept. Call
for all details (941)-400-7060
$19,750.00 Priced below
Bluebook. Private seller.
POLICE IMPOUNDS! 99 Honda
Accord $500! 99 Honda Civic
only $800! Listings 800-366-
9813 ext. 3964

7220 VOLKSWAGEN
1973 VOLKSWAGEN THING
26K $12,990
800-784-9309
1999 VW BEETLE Turbo, Silver
w/ Black interior, 87K miles,
beautiful cond, $5000. 266-6933
2003 VW GTI


lip,27K $34,988 800-784-9309
(800)784-9309
(800)74-90 2006 VW NEW GTI
2008 G37 SILVER ONLY 7K MILES 25K MILES $13,990
AUTO LOADED 1 OWNER $32,988 5 800- 784 9309
(800)771-1576 N-_ .B2
2008 INFINITI QX56 2005 E55 AMG NAV ROOF EXEC
NAV, DVD, 12K $47,990 COND 1 OWNER LOW MILES W 1 .
(800)784-9309 $35,988 800-771-1576 2007 PASSAT 4DR SILVEER 39K
2008 INFINITY G37 MILES AUTO XTRA CLEAN 1
CPE 17K MILES $32,988 OWNER $19,988 800-771-1576
800-784-9309 .l aft
2005 SL500 SILVER 1 OWNER 7240 MISC. IMPORTS
7170 ISUZU XTRA CLEAN LOADED SAVE
$39,988 800-771-1576
1995 ISUZU TROOPER SUV, -
115,000 mi, 6 cyl., FWD, auto- 2006 MERCEDES E350
matic, All terrain tires, red, tow 4 MATIC 26K $27,990 2006 COOPER CONV BLUE XTRA
pkg, $1,500, OBO (941)286- (800)784-9309 CLEAN LOW MILES SAVE BIG
3005 2006 MERCEDES 500 $18,988 800-771-1576
2006 MERCEDES S500
$34,980
7175 JAGUAR 1-800-784-9309

2006 JAGUAR S-TYPE 2007 MERCEDES C230 2006 MINI COOPER S BLUE
24K MILES $21,988 29K MILES $23,990 LOADED FULL POWER ONLY 16K
800-784-9309 800-784-9309 CLEAN $20,988 800-771-1576


7250 ANTIQUES/
COLLECTIBLES

1967 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE
$18,000 (941)628-3374
1978 LINCOLN MARK V, Very
good Cond. $1,700 (941)685-
5867

7252 BUDGET BUYS



1989 Mercury Gr. Marquis
GS V8, Auto, AC, 56k miles,
Ex cond. Clean. New tires
$1200/obo 941-922-9577
1992 ASTRO VAN EXT LOADED,
cold AC, Nice. Must see. 1st
$1000 Also 1987 Cavalier SW 4
cyl, cold AC, 121k, 1st $650
(941)-833-0504
1995 ACURA INTEGRA, auto,
PW, PL, AC, 89K orig. mi, blown
head gasket, still runs, no time to
fix $1800 obo. (941)764-6656
1999 FORD Escort ZX2, AC
works, runs great, very clean,
$1950/obo. (941)-235-2362
2001 Nissan Altima $600!
Police Impounds! Cars from
$500! For Listings 800-366-
9813 ext 9427
CHEVY 1985 Dump Truck, runs
good! PTO Dump, Call for more
info $1000 firm (863)-558-0198

7260 AUTOS WANTED

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



Top Dollars Paid for
Cars, trucks, vans any
cond. (941)-650-5785

WE BUY CARS
$300 CASH +UP
Frank 276-0204
*Junk Cars Wanted*
24/7 Fair $ paid
941-286-3122, 941-623-5550
CASH FOR YOUR CAR.
RUNNING OR NOT!
HONEST & RELIABLE!
941-286-4599

ALL CARS & TRUCKS!
Top4 You call We haul
41-626-9120
CASH FOR CARS and trucks.
Running or not. Top $$$ Paid.
941-258-4472
M.S.B. RECYCLING
$300 for most cars
with title!
941-575-4008

7270 AUTO PARTS/
ACCESSORIES

1995 MAZDA MX6, low pro
wheels, nos headers, nos,
Parts $400.00 941-306-7422
Aluminum Truck Cap
for full size Ford P/U truck
$45/obo 941-270-1073
BED BOX, Nice diamond-plate
Ranger/Splash size. $50. 941-
624-5425
BRA, 2001 MITSI Eclipce GT
BRA, NEW $50.00 OBO 941-
475-8795
CHROME WHEEL SIMULATORS
TUNDRA 17" SET $25.00 941-
889-7830/239-893-5969
FRAME, NEW rear, suspension
kit w/links, 6" dropped axle Bell
style, (2) 350 cu Chev truck
engines need OH, almost new
alum hi rise & Holley 4B w/air
cleaner & JEGS Chev HEI Street
Spark Dist, (2) Ford 9" housing-1
narrowed 1 stock. $1500 for all.
941-347-8055 evenings


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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.

13' 2007 Boston Whaler Sport
130. 40HP, 25hrs. trailer incl
Garagekept.. $8000 Osprey
*****SOLD*****

16' 1988 RIVIERA w/bimini top,
2008 Motor Guide trolling motor
w/100 Ibs torque, alum. trlr, fish
finder, vests, anchor, etc. Good
cond. Needs motor. $1,199/obo.
(941)-828-0306

16' CRESTLINER aluminum
boat with 25hp Yamaha-3 hrs on
motor-54 Ib thrust Motorguide
foot control, pedestal seats,
Garmin fishfinder, galvanized trail-
er w/ less than 2000 miles on it,
never been in saltwater $3500,
Call 941-286-5358


17' KENNER TUNNEL Hull CC
The ultimate flats skiff. Total-
ly refinished T-top Poling plat-
form, 45HP Honda 4 stroke
w/ tilt & trim & a SS prop.
Galv trailer, Like new, many
extras $6475/obo
941-716-6792
18' 1988 Cobia, 140hp 10 Mer-
cruiser, rebuilt eng. & stern drive,
trlr/covr $4,000. 941-505-8073






18.5' 2000 SEA PRO 190DC
Yamaha 150hp, stnls prop,
Garmin GPS, FF, no trailer,
located in PG, $7500.
***SOLD***
19'V PATHFINDER, 2001, 115
Yamaha, trlr., Rip Tide trolling mtr
w/on board batt charger. Many
extras. $11,000. 941-286-5209


Advertise CASHTODAY
Trayi IFor Your Boats & Jet Skis
o y (941)-268-7516


20' 1999 NITRO Bass Boat, 150
Merc. w/matching trailer. Trolling
motor, bow & stern pedestal
seats. Sharp looking boat! Fast.
1st $3990/obo. (941)-626-3674

21' CAROLINA SKIFF, 75HP
Honda, trailer, $6800. 17.5'
SEA HUNT 90HP Yamaha, Alum
trailer $7600. 941-473-9269

24' CAROLINA Skiff, Biminy Top,
115HP Yamaha,349 hrs, War, alum
trailer, $25,000 obo 941-628-2689

BOSTON WHALER 17' Montauk,
115 Johnson, FF, VHF, GPS, 25
gal tank, lift kept, pics avail.,
$5000. 941-286-6510

Charlotte RV & Marine
Sales & Repairs
Florida's largest indoor pre-
owned boat showroom!
Consignments wanted:
We'll sell your boat for FREE!
Full-service Repairs:
insurance claims, engine, electri-
cal, hull, trailers.
US 41 at Kings Hwy,
Port Charlotte (941) 883-5555
www.CharlotteMarine.com


7330 BOATS-POWERED

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IN BOATER'S
BARGAINS
IN WATERLINE
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WANTED 23-25' BOAT
Motor & trailer not needed.
(941)-876-3733

7332 PERSONAL
WATER VEHICLES
1995 XP SEADOO w/ trailer, Ex
cond. $1400/obo (941)-575-
4375
JET SKI- 2007 Black & Red RXP
w/ trl. Only 40 hrs. Needs minor
carb repair. Mint cond! $5,500.
obo (941)-764-0283
SEA DOO'S (2), 3 person 05' &
02', Just serviced, New dbl trailer
$7900 obo. 941-639-2435 PGI
SEADOOS, (2) 1997, both
rebuilt in '08, gel batteries
w/on/off switch, and double trail-
er. $4000. OBO. 941-276-0488
or (941) 623-0553


7333 MISC. BOATS

12 FT JOHNBOAT, livewell,
good condition have title $200
obo 941-296-5162

7334 OUTBOARD/
MARINE ENGINES

2007 MERC 2.5hp short shaft w
stand and cover. New-started only
once. $600 (941)-391-1104

OB JOHNSON 8 horse with tank,
like new, $250. B bracket for out-
board, $75. 941-237-7453.

7336 BOAT STORAGE/
DOCKING

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

Dockage, PC for rent no bridges
close to harbour, good water, up
to 38'. Chris (941)-627-1414

VENICE ISLAND-TARPON Cen-
ter Dr. dock for rent. No bridges
to gulf. 941-488-0200


7338 MARINE SUPPLY
& EQUIP.

BOAT LIFT 10,000 lb. Less
than 4 yrs old. Ex cond. $1500.
(941)-629-6953

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MERC CRUISER. CALL 426-
7598 $225.00
SYSTEM CHECK GAUGE, NEW
2" FOR JOHNSON PD $94. SELL
$30. 941-268-9029
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and pro home repair.
Dryway, Painting,
etc...

Office
941-475-2572
Cell
941-321-8945
Cell
941-445-7391


BACKYICAD lliT ARE INC,
Professional Fruit Tree
Problem Diagnosis
* Spraying Fertilization *
* Consultation Pruning *
Annual Care Contracts
Jim Skinner
30+ Years Experience
Licensed & Insured
(941) 925-1999
Awww.backyardcitruscare.com
Free Consultation
$30 Value


BILL
JACOBSEN
ENTERPRISES
Clear
Fill
Grade
Culverts
Complete
Concrete Services

941-391-0694
Pou-Jac, Inc. 0010641




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

941. 3200023


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


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SERVICE
Commercial
& Residential
Low Prices
FREE Estimates
20 year Experience
Cecilia Mellquyst
941-894-9565


9 94-879234


CLEAN I NG
SERVICE
Ifyou are looking for
* Dependability
* Reliability &
Honesty
Iam your girl.
Weekly, bi weekly,
monthly. Residential,
move in-, move out,
small office buildings.
10 yrs. exp. Excellent
references. Pet friendly.
Free estimate
941-718-6038


AFFORDABLE
j COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIR
Dicom~puTmEM Sell Used Computers,
S -- Printers & Laptops.
S 7* Virus and Spyware
AVAILABLE 7 DAYS Removal
CR= Removal
Repairs, Upgrades, Tune Ups, Etc.
We Fix All Brands of Computers
941.764.3400 941.276.5011
Z 2270-FTamiami Trail Port Chariotte


Jim Walker's
Mobile Computer
Repair
Repairs & Upgrades
* $79 Virus Removal
& Clean Up
Free PC Check Up-
Expires 8/1/09 '
941
743-9787


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BILL
JACOBSEN
ENTERPRISES
Driveways
Pavers
Sidewalks
Patios
Utility Pads
Culverts
Bobcat Service
No Job Too Big Or Small
941-391-0694
Pou-Jac, Inc. aaaO0101179


Perry Concrete
of Venice

941-485-9350

Driveways Walks
Slabs Patios
Remove & Replace Driveways
Concrete & Block Work.
Lic#CGC1509452


SCHULTE
CONCRETE
Specializing in
Walks & Drives,
Foundations & Pool
Decks, Flocrete
No Job Too Small
J.D. Schulte
941-493-1803
Cell
941-416-3092
Since 1978


HERCULES
CURBING &
LANDSCAPING
Starting at
$1.85 ft.
No Minimum Required
Rock, Mulch
Free Estimates
941-286-5228
Lic. Ins.


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


1191 Kings Hwy
941-627-0491


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Krauth Construction

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

941-809-0473


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


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


SHOULD BE CLEANED YEARLY!
DON'T BE A
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FOR OUR LOWEST PRICES
CALL
ROGER FRECHETTE, SR.
"THE Go To Guy"
HANDYMAN SERVICES
941 (HEL
429-9791

661-2020
LiC/INS


SHINN & SONS
DRYWALL
* New Construction
* Additions
* Repairs
FREE
Estimates
(941) 628-0023
(941) 391.7257
Licensed/Insured
#CRC1327846


PAINTING
Painting
Texturing
Ceiling Repair
*Water Damage & Repair
497-1313
Licensed & Insured
Lic.#RX00646598


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


Fair Prices
Quality Workmanship
Guaranteed


Free Estimates
Over 25 Yrs.
Experience in
Charlotte County


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


Mike Schnell
Electrical
Maintenance
Service Inc.
Residential & Commercial
"All Your Electrical Needs"
Service Upgrades
Lic.#ER13012824
941.697-5726


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


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


Aleha Coastal, Inc.
A Furniture Reoration Co.
ovr30 r.p. Exprde
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* Rescreening Polly Pebble Sealing Pressure Cleaning
Roof Coating Plumbing Fixtures Mobile Home Repair
* Drywall Repair Int/Ext. Painting Electrical Fitures
*Gutter Cleaning Rotten Wood Repairs Dryer Vent Cleaning
Venice Native
Serving Sarasota County

941.485.2172


40 YEARS EXPERIENCE
Painting interior, exterior
Sheet Rock Wood Repair
Kitchens Baths Tile
Lawn Hurricane Shutters
Plumbing Electric
Siding Soffit Fascia
Ex Military USMC
(727) 424-4663


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


J~cJ
HANDYMAN
Painting
Pressure
Washing
and Much More!
Over 30 Years
Experience &
Satisfied
Customers

493-6736
Lic. & Fully Insured
Call For FREE Estimate


J&K
HANDYMAN
* Driveway Repair
* Chimney Repair
& Cleaning
* Stucco & Brick Work
* Fences Carpentry
" Roofing
* House Painting
* Window Caulking
* Pressure Washing

941,928.1883


The State of
Florida Requires
all Contractors
to be Registered
or Certified.
Be Advised to
Check License
Number with the
State by Calling
1-850-487-1395
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I fix things
* Reliable -
0 Quiet
* Years of *
experience*
S25hr. *


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


'DAN THE '
HANDYMAN


1-697-


INC.
Retired Northern Custom
Builder at your service.
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License & Insured


COMPLETE An Occupation
HANDYMAN License may


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


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Tree, Stump Removal
& Grinding
Selective Clearina


L 94-456633
9741-24-166


pORTeR'S

From small home
repairs to full
remodeling.
* Free Design
Consulting
* Below Competitor
Pricing
941-237-1771
941-296-5138


TREMENDOUS
TREE
* Total Tree Care
* Landscaping
* Installation
* Design

Serving SWFL since 1997
We Will Not Be Undersold!
941-468-4372


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


HOME WATCH
& MUCH MORE
WE SPECIALIZE IN:
* Home Watching
* Pet sitting/walking
* Senior Services
* Transportation
* Errands
* Companionship
E-MAIL:
LaneHomeWatch@yahoo.com
941-416-0064
or 941-662-0477


Kutz's Cuts
941-232-9646
* Mowing
* Pruning
* Mulching
Serving Venice,
Nokomis &
Englewood
for 12 years
& Trusted
Local Fireman


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


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






*1st in the Area
to Provide
Lawn Painting!*
*Providing
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Dave Beck
The Handyman,
LLC
Kitchen &
Bath Remodels
Ceramic Tile
941-766-1767
CRC 1327942
Licensed & Insured
Member BBB


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


Kitchen & Bath
On The Isle
A DIVISION OF DUYN CONSTRUCTION LLC
NEED IDEAS?
COME WORK WITH US
Complete Kitchen & Bath Showroom
Kitchen & Bath Design
Replace or Upgrade Kitchens & Bath
swmumimiir :rum[y:[oi'
488-22841
113 E. Milan Ave.-Venice, FL


Blue Berryhill
Lawn Care

Free Estimates
Venice Area
Annual Accounts Only
15 yrs. Experience

941-492-5171


His & Hers
Lawn Care
Maintenance
Odd Jobs
Mowing
Shrub Trimming
Mulch
Licensed & Insured

941-429-0829
521460


KURBING

Curbing
starting at

$2.00 a ft.
Some restrictions apply

941.624.0188


3 MONTHS
FREE!




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


CLEAN CUT
LAWN SERVICE
* Affordable &
Dependable
* Per Cut or Monthly
* Pressure Washing
* Painting
* 14 Years Experience
(941) 258-8288
Uc3 Lic /Ins
/


rour business or
service for as low as


Area covered includes
Venice, Pt. Charlotte,
Englewood, North Port
Punta Gorda & Arcadia


LANDSCAPING, INC.

* Venice Mowing
* North Port ulch
*Pt. Charlotte Stone
* Englewood Design
* Rotonda Installation
Gulf Cove Trees
& S.G.C Shrubs
Lawns
Locally Owned & Operated
Great Equipment
*Great Work Ethic
Satisfied Customers
FREE ESTIMATES.
941-426-7844
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Satisfaction Guaranteed!
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*FREE MONTH FOR
NEW REGULAR
MAINTENANCE
CUSTOMERS*
Tree Trimming,
Fertilizing, Mulching &
Clean Up's
941-650-5329
S Lic. & Ins. a


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


KTS LAWN
SERVICE

Mowing, Trimming
& Edging
Reasonable Rates

941-661-3258
or
941 .426-7077


Leather Medic*-
We Repair
& Re-Dye
Leather &
Vinyl
Automobiles,
Boats, &
Furniture
941-875-5315
239-482-2027


Commercial Auto Residential






"Certified and Bonded
Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, & North Port
Dennis Schnepp 23310 Swallow Ave.
(941) 467-6060 Port Charlotte, FL 33954


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


& Delivery
Honest, Reliable,
Courteous,
Very Low Rates
15 yrs. Experience
Lic. & Ins.
941-237-1823
FL. Mover Reg. No. IM1647


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"BEST PRICE FOR
QUALITY JOB"
Residential/Commercial
New Construction
Custom Home/Repaints
Interior Exterior
Pressure Washing
Lic/Insured Free Estimates
I 5% DISCOUNT
941 -Si 5-1 S 14
Lic# AAA00101254


Alexander's
Painting Etc.
25 year Pro Interior/Ext
Drive/Garage/Deck
Pressure Wash/Repair
Remove/Install
Pre-Rent/Sale Spec.
Free Est, Ref, Lic, Ins.
941-496-9131
^ 2or 4
941-223-0941


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


10% OFF con


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'Painter
Specializing in
* Driveways Pool Decks
* Residential Painting &
Commercial
Power Washing
941-743-4939
Toll Free
877.743.4939
insured Lie #AAA009739


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


ACT NOW FOR
AMAZING BANG FOR
YOUR BUCK FROM A
"SEASONED PAINTER"
Zero VOC, low odor,
silica free
paint available.
Call Al @
941-468-2660
Former Firefighter
Lic. in Pt. Charlotte and
Sarasota County
#AAA00101266
25+ Years Experience


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Steve Fox
Plumbing, LLC


941-235-1321
941-380-0147

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Lic#RF11067271


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


"ALL YOUR
PLUMBING
REPAIR NEEDS"
License# CFC057933


475-3949 or 575-7324


$215 OF


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

Most Anything,
Just Ask
Ross
Master Plumber
RF11067393
1-941-204-4286
rwhandyman@yahoo.com


FULL SERVICE
PLUMBING


* Slab & Wall Leaks
* Repipes
* Replace & Repairs
* Backflow
* Remodels


One Call
Does it
All


423-3058
State Certified Precision Plumbing
Master Plumber and Leak Detection


Lie. & Ins
CFC1427378


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Cracks
Exerl Rpired
Pool Decks
Drve ay-Dok


CLEAR BLUE

POOL SERVICE




Bob
626-7353
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B&L Concrete Services
Specializing in Complete Pool Packages


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

Lic#RP252555094


Randy Haskett
Screening
Licensed & Full Insured
25 yrs. of experience
SPECIALIZING IN
RESCREENING
POOL CAGES
& LANAIS
Also Repairs, Entryways,
Garage, Sliders
No Job Too Small
809-1171


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


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


RON BUDA'S
RESCREENING
* Custom Entries
*Cages
* Lanais
* Garage Sliders Installed
Serving Rotonda
& Englewood
(Since 1986)
(Lic./Ins.)

941-697-6234



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


A-1 GUATINGS
BOND CONTRACTORS, INC.
Water Proofing Roof Coatings
Why Replace it! Save it and Save $!
12YrWarranty Extends Preserves & Rejuvenates Roof Life
IncreasesWind Protection Mildew Resistant
Any Color Even Clear R-24 R-Valve Shingles
Built Up *Tile Foam Polyester Metal Flat Roofs & More
426-9354 423-5458 800-221-6751
Lic# CCC058170

10% Discount "


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


M *
Rescreens
Family Owned & Operated
*Pool cages
*Lanais
*Entryways
*Garage Sliders
Honest, Dependable,
Quality Service
References Available.
FREE ESTIMATES
Licensed & Insured.
941-915-7793
or 493-4570


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


Re-Roofing & Repair Specialists
LEONARD'S ROOFING, INC.

il Authorized Family owned and
R..i..i.mne.mu Rod I operated since 1969
Shingle Single Ply
SShingle Metal
Tile Full Carpentry
s Built-up Service Available

Reagan Leonard 488-7478
Lic.# RC 0066574


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


* Shingles, Slats,
Metal,Tile, Repairs
Old Roof Removal
Our Specialty
Full Carpentry
#CCCO58184
Free Esinlmates
Fully Insured
483-4630
I '"Authorized
.4.0 i MI ll i lln l |IM1IW I


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



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ENGLEWOOD
ROOFING
Since 1975


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


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"A (ut Above The Rest"
By the (ut or Monthly
Best Service & Prices
Property Management
Pressure Washing
Handyman
Mowing/Trimming
Planting/Weeding
258-8175
LiOns Res/Com


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1998 FORD F150 XLT, 114K,
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$4,450. (941)979-6234
2003 CHEVROLET S-10 crew,
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$8,500, OBO (941)979-8872
2003 Ford 350, X cab Lariat,
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2004 FORD RANGER Super-
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2004 RAM SRT10 BLACK MINT
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MILES $26,988 1-800-771-1576





2005 CHEVROLET Silverado
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34k miles, V8, tow pack, extras.
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-Kim
rCool
Let's Go!
Features Editor
kcool@venicegondolier.com

So many beaches,
so little time
E ach time I head off on a
Florida road trip, I wonder
if I can possibly do them all.
Floridians are blessed,
especially those of us in South-
west Florida. Within three hours
or less, we can be at the state's
major theme parks, go kayaking
at Ding Darling Nature Preserve
or simply head for the nearest
beach.
Chances are, whichever beach
we choose has been or will be
named as one of the top
beaches in the country, if not
the world. Sarasota's Siesta Key
Beach regularly makes the top-
10 beach lists, if only for its
sugar white sand. Caspersen
Beach at Venice is known for its
abundance of sharks teeth.
The recent "Trip Advisor" list
named Pinellas County's Fort
De Soto Park near St. Peters-
burg to the top of its 2009 list.
That beach is now on my list of
future road trips. Four Florida
beaches made the TripAdvisor
list this year, placing one, two,
three and eight out of ten.
Number two was Bahia Honda
State Park in the Florida keys
and third was Honeymoon
Beach at Clearwater.
I would have included Fort
Walton Beach or any of several
stretches of Gulf coast beach
along the Panhandle if only
because the white sand stretch-
es for miles. At number eight,
Panama's City's St. Andrews
State Park was the only one
close to those.
As you read this, I am explor-
ing some beaches that did not
make the list this year Fort
Myers Beach and several of the
beaches at Sanibel, which is
known for its shells.
Watch for some beachy road
trips in the next few weeks and
months.


'SOUVENIR' A Fantasia on LIVE AT THE OPRY
the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins ED LODER AND FRIENDS
(Through June 28) 7 p.m. July 11, 2 p.m. July 12.
Asolo Repertory Theatre Cultural Center Theater,
Mertz Theatre 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte.
5555 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. 941-204-0258.
800-361-8388 or www.asolo.org.
AEROSMITH with ZZ TOP
'BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE' July 11.
(Through July 12) Ford Amphitheatre
Lemon Bay Playhouse Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa.
96 West Dearborn St., Englewood. www.livenation.com.
941- 475-6756.
RASCAL FLATS
'PETER PAN' July 25.
(Through Aug. 8) Ford Amphitheatre
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa.
1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. www.livenation.com.
239-278-4422.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL'SALTIMBANCO' AMERICAN IDOLS
June 25- July 5. July 28.
St. Pete Times Forum St. Pete Times Forum
401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa.
813-287-8844 or 813-287-8844 or
www.ticketmaster.com. www.ticketmaster.com.

TOBY KEITH GREEN DAY
June 26. 8 p.m. Aug. 3.
Ford Amphitheatre St. Pete Times Forum
Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa. 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa.
www.livenation.com. 813-287-8844 or
www.ticketmaster.com.
KID ROCKAND LYNYRD SKYNYRD
June 27. COLDPLAY
Ford Amphitheatre Aug. 9.
Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa. Ford Amphitheatre
www.livenation.com. Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa.
CHARLOTTE SYMPONY www.livenation.com.
"Symphonic Fireworks!" DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
7 p.m. July 4. Aug. 12.
Charlotte Harbor Event and phitheatre
Conference Center Ford Amphitheatre
Conference Center Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa.
74 Taylor St, Punta Gorda. www.livenation.com.
941-205-9743.

BULL-A-RAMA EXTRAVAGANZA KATHY GRIFFIN
July 4. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13.
Gates open at 11 a.m Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
Show begins at 2 p.m. 13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers.
Arcadia Rodeo Arena, Arcadia. 239-481-4849 or
800-749-7633. www.bbmannpah.com.

For the complete calendar:


'MARRIED ALIVE'
Aug. 13 Sept. 26.
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers.
239-278-4422.

KATHY GRIFFIN
8 p.m. Aug. 14.
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
777 N.Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
800-826-9303 or www.vanwezel.org.

DEF LEPPARD/POISON/
CHEAP TRICK
Aug. 14.
Ford Amphitheatre
Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa.
www.livenation.com.

THE JONAS BROTHERS
7 p.m. Aug. 18.
St. Pete Times Forum
401 Channelside Drive, Tampa.
813-287-8844 or
www.ticketmaster.com.

JUDAS PRIEST WITH WHITESNAKE
7 p.m. Aug. 19.
Germain Arena
11000 Everblades Parkway, Estero.
www.ticketmaster.com.

MOTLEY CRUE
Aug. 28.
Ford Amphitheatre
Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa.
www.livenation.com.

DEPECHE MODE
Sept. 4.
Ford Amphitheatre
Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa.
www.livenation.com.

SARASOTA ORCHESTRA
'Portraits in Passion'
Sept. 12.
Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center
709 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
941-953-3434.


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Let's Go! features events from Fort Myers to Tampa.
Let's Go! is distributed to Charlotte, DeSoto and Sarasota counties.


Marie
Merchant
Entertainment
Editor
mmerchant@sun-herald.com
Bobby Collins at Visani

median Bobby Collins
will be atVisani Sunday
through Wednesday.
Collins was nominated for a
Grammy for his CD On The
Inside. He is also featured on
Sirius / XM satellite radio as well
as hosting "Stand-up Spotlight"
onVH-1.
Collins will be performing at
7 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday
and at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
The show is rated PG-13
with adult material.
For reservation, call
941-629-9191.
Visani is located at 2400 Kings
Highway, Port Charlotte.
*0@
Looking for a new furry
friend? The Animal Welfare
League along with BlackWidow
Harley-Davidson/Buell are
hosting a "Hot for Dog" Poker
Run and adoption drive on
Saturday. Registration for the
poker run starts at 9 a.m. at
2224 El Jobean Road, Port
Charlotte. Hands are $10 each.
Proceeds will benefit the AWL.
Adoptions, nail trimming,
micro-chipping are from
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will
also be music, vendors, food,
children's activities. Donations
of blankets, food and other
pet supplies are needed.
.................................
LET'S GO! INFO
Publisher
David Dunn-Rankin
Let's Go! Editor
Marie Merchant
Phone: 941-206-1145
E-mail: letsgo@sun-herald.com
Fax: 941-629-2085
Mail: 23170 Harborview Road,
Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980
Let's Go! Web site:
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.


June 24 -2,20


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ENTERTAINMENT
June 24 25, 2009


Let's Go! Page 3


North Port Summer Band performs Friday


PHOTO PROVIDED
The North Port Summer Band under the direction of Ms.
Cindy Partridge will be in concert at 1:30 p.m. Friday in
McDonald Hall at Ramblers Rest Resort-1300 N. River Road.


PROVIDED BY THE NORTH
PORT SUMMER BAND
The North Port Sum-
mer Band under the
direction of Ms. Cindy
Partridge will be in
concert at 1:30 p.m.
Friday in McDonald Hall
at Ramblers Rest
Resort-1300 N. River
Road, Venice.
This patriotic concert
will feature "Victory At
Sea," "American Patrol,"


DeVere Fader. For
contrast we will feature
Michael Alegria playing
a flute solo "Carnival of
Venice". Ed Toscano will
vocalize "I left My Heart
in San Francisco." The
trumpet section will be
featured playing
"Four of a Kind."
Ms. Partridge was a
band and orchestra
director for over 30 years
in the Connecticut


schools. During this time
she also played with US
Army Reserve bands.
One interesting note
the band has all three
local conductors: De
Vere Fader from North
Port, Bill Milner from
Venice, plus John
Johnson from Port
Charlotte playing and
enjoying the summer
band.
A "Hoagy Carmichael


Medley" and "South
Pacific" along with tunes
direct from memory lane
plus several toe tapping
tunes will bring enjoy-
ment for all.
A donation of $5
dollars will help to
defray the cost of music
and the air conditioned
hall. This hall is handi-
cap accessible.
For other questions
call 941-426-1533.


Sarasota Youth Opera to appear on public television


STAFF REPORT
Kyle Gee and several
other members of the
Sarasota Youth Opera
will be featured in a
public television pro-
gram airing Thursday.
"Tenor Moments" is a
segment about the youth
opera group that will air
as part ofWEDU TV's "A
Gulf Coast Journal with
Jack Perkins." The
program is on at 8 p.m.
Thursday and will be
shown again at 2 p.m.
Sunday.
It will be repeated
throughout the month
on Thursday evenings
and Sunday afternoons.
In April, a PBS crew
spent most of a day
following Sarasota Youth
Opera members along
on a two-county, four-
school performance
tour. The crew also taped


interviews in the Saraso-
ta Opera House with
Maestro Lance Inouye,
the youth opera's music
director, and Gee, an 18-
year-old tenor who is
headed to The Juilliard
School in New York City
on scholarship.
The segment also may
be viewed atWEDU's
Web site, www.wedu.org,
once the show airs
on television.
Perkins, formerly of
NBC News and A&E's
"Biography," is host of
this locally produced
monthly series showcas-
ing Sarasota, Venice and
adjacent communities.
The youth opera was
established in 1984 and
was one of the first
programs of its kind in
America. Members of the
program participate in
all aspects of opera


production. In 2007, its
members participated in
an international choral
festival in Tuscany, Italy.
The Sarasota Youth


Opera Program is funded
by the National Endow-
ment for the Arts,
Florida Arts Council,
Woman's Exchange, the


Appleby Foundation,
HRH, the Franklin G.
Berlin Foundation,
Designing Women
Boutique and Publix


Super Markets Charities.
For more information
about the youth opera,
call 941-366-8450,
ext. 245


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ENTERTAINMENT
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June 24 -25, 2009


Venice Performing Arts Series honors summertime


PROVIDED BY VENICE
PERFORMING ARTS SERIES
The Venice Performing
Arts Series present
"Solstice," combining
the talents of four
sopranos, percussion
and piano at 7 p.m.
Saturday.
Deborah Berioli,
Soprano and founder of
the series is joined by


the local and national
talents of Maria
Sulimirski, soprano;
Alicia Lynch, soprano;
Reba Evans, mezzo-
soprano; pianist Kristen
Kemp and percussionist
Barbara Gail.
Candles will be cere-
moniously lit to signal the
beginning of the perfor-
mance. The first half of
-MW *: -


the program is framed
with Gustav Holst's "Two
Eastern Pictures" per-
formed by the ensemble.
"Spring the warrior hither
comes, bowstring formed
by rows of bees and his
darts tipp'd with buds
wound our hearts with
sweet love longing" is the
opening phrase of
"Spring" based on poetry
by Kalidasa. The breezy,
cool romance of the
songs of FaurO and
Debussy performed by
Sulimirski bridge the
listener's ear to the
warmer tones of Evans,
transporting the audience
to "Summer" the second
of "Two Eastern Pictures"
by Holst.
After a brief respite on


the lanai for refresh-
ments, the second half
begins with "Laudi alla
vergine Maria," a beauti-
ful quartet by Giuseppe
Verdi preparing the way
for Lynch's set of arias by
Verdi. A sharp turn to
20th century songs by
Alban Berg performed
by Berioli prepares the
audience for the final
ensemble "Choral
Hymns from the Rig
Veda" by Holst. Gail
adds folk drumming and
percussive elements to
gather the powerful
elements of voice,
poetry and harmony to
the set of four hymns:
"Hymn to the Dawn,"
"Hymn to the Waters,"
"Hymn to Vena" and


"Hymn to the Travelers."
The last line of text
"come in thy splendor,
come in thy mighty
power" completes the
program.
Venice Performing
Arts Series Inc. performs
at the Unitarian Univer-
salist Congregation of
Venice at 1971 Pine-


brook Road in Venice.
Seats are limited. Call
941-284-5972 for infor-
mation, or visit
www.VenicePerformin-
gArts.com to purchase
tickets online. Tickets
also may be purchased
at The Lazy Greek Caf6
at the Brickyard in
Venice.


PHOTO COURTESY OF VENICE PERFORMING ARTS
Sopranos Deborah Berioli and Maria Sulimirski will be
featured in Solstice, the next choral production in the
Venice Performing Arts Series.
CALENDAR EXTRA


Mural and history
tours to begin
Fishermen's Village
announces a new program
in collaboration with
Trolley Tours by Jo to offer
Punta Gorda Murals and
History Tours. Three tours
have been designed to
introduce Punta Gorda's
local lore and legend to
the public. Tours will be
aboard the Olde Time
Trolley and will begin and
end at Fishermen's
Village, 1200W Retta
Esplanade. The inaugural
tour will be held from 3
p.m. to 5 p.m. July 2. The
theme of this first tour
will be "Marshals &


Madams, the People of
Old Punta Gorda."
Winding through the
streets of Punta Gorda
and narrated by Jo
Lapinski, the trolley will
stop at murals and
historic locations relating
to Punta Gorda's past.
Future tours include
"Calusas, Conquistadors
& Crackers, Footsteps
through Time" and
"Beauty & Bounty, Nature's
Gifts to Charlotte Harbor."
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tour can be made by
calling 941-639-8721.
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COVER STORY
June 24 25, 2009


'Butterflies Are Free'


PROVIDED BY
LEMON BAY PLAYHOUSE
Leonard Gershe's two-
act comedy, "Butterflies
Are Free" is the next
offering of the Lemon Bay
Playhouse in Englewood.
Opening June 24, the
story concerns a blind
bachelor named Don
(Ryan Dowd Urch) who is
being held back by an
overprotective mother
(Michelle Neitzel). After
moving into his own
apartment, he meets Jill
(Molly Healy) who moved


Lemon
PROVIDED BY LEMON BAY
PLAYHOUSE
Lemon Bay Playhouse is
conducting season ticket
sales now through July 31.
The 2009-2010 season is
filled with comedies and
spiced with a couple
mysteries for a total of six
full productions.
The season starts with a
mystery with a bit of
humor thrown in, "Murder
by Misadventure" by
Edward Taylor, runs from
Sept. 2 through Sept. 20.
Despite huge success, two
thriller-writing hacks breal
off their partnership amid
mutual and murderous
threats and recriminations
With the help of his frostily
elegant wife, Harold takes
the plot of their latest
bestseller and plans the
perfect murder. But things
begin to go badly wrong
when the body disappears.
Next is the comedy,
"Mary, Mary" by Jean Kerr,
running from Oct. 28
through Nov. 15. The plot
focuses on wisecracking
cynic Mary and infuriat-
ingly sensible Bob, on the


in a month
later and lives
in the
apartment
next door.
After they
meet and
become


'BUTTERFLIES ARE
FREE'
(Through July 12)
Lemon Bay Playhouse
96 West Dearborn St.,
Englewood.
941- 475-6756.


friends, Jill,
who is desirous of friend-
ship and more, suggests
opening the connecting
door between the two
apartments.
Not only do Mother and
Jill not get along but things
become even more


complicated
when Ralph
(Charlie
Tyler)
proposes that
Jill move in
with him.
Michele
Strauss


directs.
Performances are at 7:30
p.m. Wednesday through
Saturday and at 2 p.m.
Sunday. "Butterflies Are
Free" continues through
July 12 at Lemon Bay
Playhouse, 96 W Dearborn


St., Englewood.
For tickets, visit
www.lemonbayplay-
house.com or call the box
office at 941-475-6756
weekdays from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m.
PHOTO BY ROB DAVIS
COURTESY LEMON BAY
PLAYHOUSE
From left, Director Michele
Strauss of Lemon Bay The-
atre with cast members of
"Butterflies Are Free,;' from
left, Ryan Dowd Urch and
Molly Healy and, standing,
from left, Michelle Neitzel
and Charlie Tyler.


Bay Playhouse announces 2009-
verge of divorce following a about a young couple, ing hope and love. home on Cap
nine-month separation, Mollie and Giles Ralston, The season concludes Gardner is a p
who meet at his apartment who have started up a new with a comedy with a Fanny is from
in the hope they can avert hotel in the converted lesson on parent-child family." Their
an audit by the IRS. The Monkswell Manor. They relationships. "Painting Margaret (Ma
comedy's humor is derived are snowed in together Churches" by Tina Howe who lives in N
from discussions about with four guests and an runs from June 23 through arrived to hell
income taxes, marriage, additional traveler, who July 11. In a townhouse in and paint their
alimony, divorce, remar- ran his car into a snow- the Beacon Hill area of If you've ev(
riage, extra-marital affairs, drift. Detective Sergeant Boston, an elderly couple, disappointed
weight-loss programs, Trotter arrives on skis to Fanny and Gardner that all the se;
exercise, and sex. inform the group that he Church, are packing. They at Lemon Bay
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Gus who suffered through
a long, lonely marriage.
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the season's second
mystery, "The Mousetrap"
by Agatha Christie,
running March 3 through
March 21. The story is


four dissimilar women in
post-war England who
leave their damp and rainy
environs to go on a holiday
to a secluded coastal villa
in Italy. The four women
come together at the Villa
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June 24 -25, 2009


Travel to ancient China with 'Mulan, Jr.'


PROVIDED BY
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CHILDREN'S THEATER
Broadway Palm Chil-
dren's Theatre presents


Disney's "Mulan, Jr." Friday
through Aug. 2.
The whole family will
enjoy this adventurous tale
of a young girl's attempt to


save the Emperor.
Disney's "Mulan, Jr." is
set in Ancient China. The
Hun's have invaded and
Mulan's father is called to


the army. Fearful of her
father's well-being, Mulan
runs away from home,
disguises herself as a boy
and goes in his place. It's


up to Mulan, and her
mischievous sidekick,
Mushu, to save the
Emperor and restore
honor to her family.
Broadway Palm Chil-
dren's Theatre presents
full-scale productions that
are great for all ages.
Don't miss this celebra-
tion of culture and
nobility.
All performances begin
with a buffet at noon and
show time is at 1 p.m. The
chef's special buffet
includes children's


favorites like hamburgers,
hot dogs, french fries,
chicken and more.
Disney's "Mulan, Jr."
matinee performances are
June 26, 28 and July 2, 3,
10, 12, 17, 18, 24, 26, 30, 31
and Aug. 2.
Ticket prices for lunch
and the show are only $15
for all ages.
Tickets can be reserved
by calling 239-278-4422, by
visiting www.Broadway-
Palm.com, or by stopping
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The Punta Gorda
Chamber of Commerce
and the Tampa Bay Rays
baseball team will partner
to celebrate the third
annual Charlotte County
Community Day with the
Rays on July 12 at Tropi-
cana Field in St. Peters-
burg. The game will start
at 1:38 p.m. and will be
against the Oakland
Athletics. The chamber is
offering three specially


priced ticket levels: $18
Lower Level Outfield
(includes Pepsi, hot dog
and a snack); $30 Lower
Box ticket (includes a
Rays hat); and $100
Whitney Bank Club ticket
(all-inclusive upscale
buffet with beer, wine and
soda). Prices are per
ticket. To purchase tickets,
call 941-639-3720 or stop
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Bed and breakfast bonanza


M y wife Patti and
I, looking for a
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celebrate our wedding Ralph
anniversary, treated Allen
ourselves to a weekend
central Florida excursion


during which we sam-
pled luxurious accom-
modations at three
intriguing properties.
Day One: Lake Wales
Our first stop was at
venerable Chalet
Suzanne in Lake Wales,
famous as a getaway for
the rich and famous
since the 1930's. Chalet
Suzanne boasts 30
rooms and an incredible
restaurant on a 100 acre
lakefront estate. The
rooms are whimsically
decorated with antiques
and are named rather
than numbered. When
you see "Blue Sky East"
or "Banana" or "Gover-
nor North" or "Periwin-
kle" you know that you're
going to have fun. The
restaurant at Chalet
Suzanne is unforgettable
experience. Dinner is
formal, but the break-
fasts are casual and
here's a tip: the Swedish
pancakes with lingonber-
ry jam are fabulous.
Day Two: Mount Dora
Day two took us to
Mount Dora for a night
at Heron Cay Lakeview.
Heron Cay looks like an
old Victorian estate but
it is actually a modern
facility which was
purpose-built as a bed-
and-breakfast in the
1990's. Heron Cay
offers five guest suites
and a private pool
within walking distance
of the well-known
downtown district in
Mount Dora. My


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was the Old Towne
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where I could have
browsed for hours had
time permitted. Break-
fast at the inn was a
delight, served buffet
style in an elegant
dining room by our
gracious hosts who
made us feel more like
house guests than
customers.
Day Three: Weirsdale
day three found us
headed towards the tiny
town of Weirsdale, home
to the Shamrock Thistle
& Crown Bed & Break-
fast, a restored three
story farmhouse origi-
nally built in the 1880's.


Heron Cay B&B in Mount Dora.


Shamrock offers six
guest rooms in the main
house and a pool side
guest cottage. The rural
location might discour-
age you from visiting
Shamrock but that
would be a mistake
because you'd miss out
on a really charming
property. We found
plenty of shopping and
dining choices within a


15 minute drive of the
Inn. Patti voted our
room, "Irish Blarney
Whirlpool" as her
favorite room of the
entire trip, perhaps


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Escape to the islands every weekend

at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay


June 24 -25, 2009


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
This summer, Floridi-
ans can take a road trip
to Busch Gardens Tampa
Bay for its Island Nights
celebration at Adventure
Island, its waterpark just
across the road from the
main park.
Going to the islands
without actually going to
the islands has merit in
the current economy. It
also has merit for
travelers tired of long
lines at the airport,
decreasing leg room on
planes and the cost of
airline tickets and fuel
surcharges.
The new celebration
brings the best of the
islands to its guests.
Cuba, Aruba, Key West
or most any island in the
Caribbean was obviously
in the mind of at least
one of the weekend
party's creators. That the
tropical island back-
ground already existed
only adds to the
ambiance.
Every Friday and
Saturday night from now
through Aug. 15, Busch
Gardens will be on
Island time from 5 to 9
p.m. Just listen for the
sound of the conch
shell, the steel drums
and perhaps the sound
of a macaw.
Dress for the islands but
for this trip you can
leave the passport at
home. Exotic birds will
greet you and, while the
shrimp is sizzling on the
barbecue for the nightly
luau at Mango Joe's,
enjoy live entertainment


by fire eaters, hula
dancers, stilt walkers
and assorted musicians.
Play some island games.
Drink some island
drinks and revel in the
atmosphere usually only
found hundreds or even
thousands of miles
away.
Dine on conch fritters
or beans and rice while
sipping margaritas or
mai tais.
When temperatures
rise, go tubing on
Riptide or Wahoo Run or
the Key West Rapids. test
out the Calypso Coaster,
Caribbean Corkscrew or
the Gulf Scream. Beach
it for some sand volley-
ball or hit the wave pool.
Befitting an island
party is the surrounding
landscape which is
purely tropical and lush.
Not just any island
party, this one is part of
the Tampa park's 50-year
anniversary celebration.
In those days there was
a brewery with a bird
show. Then came the
zoo, a monorail and the
scariest ride was the
multi-story escalator at
the entrance to the
brewery tour.
Pulling out all the
stops, the creative types
at Busch Gardens have
even devised a new
dance which guests will
learn and do at each
party night. With four
DJs doing the party
thing each night
throughout the park,
there will be plenty of
opportunity to practice
one's footwork.
Admission to Island


What: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Where: 300 E. Busch Blvd., Tampa.
Hours: Generally 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with additional hours on Fridays
and Saturdays and for special events. Call for specific date of visit.
Prices: $69.95 plus tax per person for 10 and older, $59.95 plus tax
per person for those 9 and young. Free for those 3 and under.
Parking. $12 per car, $14 per RV or camper, $24 for valet parking
Phone: 888-800-5447.
What: Adventure Island (1/4 mile north of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay)
Where: 10001 Malcomb McKinley Drive (40th Street), Tampa.
Hours: Generally 9 a.m.-7 p.m. with additional hours on some Fridays
and Saturdays and for special events. Call for specific date of visit.
Prices: $39.95 plus tax per person for 10 and older, $35.95 plus tax
per person for those 9 and young. Free for those 3 and under.
Parking. $10 per car, RV or camper.
Phone: 888-800-5447.
Two-park pass
14-day admission to both parks: $89.95 per person for adults and
$79.95 for children 9 and under.


PHOTOS COURTESY OF BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA BAY
Nothing like a tasty snack of hot fire for this fire eater at
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.


A blue parrot prepares to speak to guests at Busch Gar-
dens Tampa Bay's Escape to the Islands event.


Nights is included with
daily park admission,
annual pass of Adven-
ture Island ticket.
For information, visit
www.Adventurelsland.com.
Over at the main park,
the Busch people are
celebrating Summer
Nights with extended
hours to 9 p.m. Sunday
through Thursday and
until 10 p.m. Friday
and Saturdays, through
Aug. 16.
Entertainment at
Summer Nights will


include magician
Darren Romeo at the
Moroccan Palace and
comedy juggler gym-
nast type Jeff Civillico
in the Marrakesh
Theater.
July 3, David Cassidy
will perform and July 4,
Starship starring
Mickey Thomas will
perform before the big
fireworks display.
Also in the main park,
between Clydesdale
Hamlet and the Crown
Colony House is an


Hula dancers demonstrate island dances at Busch Gar-
dens Tampa Bay's Escape to the Islands event.


exhibit of memorabilia
dating back to the era of
the escalator and brew-
ery tour.
Like Island Nights,
Summer Nights is


included with admission.
For information on
Summer Nights and
Busch Gardens, visit
www.BuschGardens.com
or call 888-800-5447.






WEEKEND AT THE MOVIES
June 24 25, 2009


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Angels & Demons (PG-13) B+
When Robert Langdon (Tom
Hanks) discovers evidence of the
resurgence of an ancient secret
brotherhood known as the
illuminati-the most powerful
underground organization in
history-he also faces a deadly
threat to the existence of the
secret organization's most
despised enemy: the
Catholic Church.

Drag Me to Hell (PG-13) B
Christine Brown (Alison Lohman)
is an ambitious L.A. loan officer
with a charming boyfriend,
professor Clay Dalton (Justin
Long). Life is good until the
mysterious Mrs. Ganush (Lorna
Raver) arrives at the bank to beg
for an extension on her home
loan. Should Christine follow her
instincts and give the old woman
a break? Or should she deny the
extension to impress her boss,
Mr. Jacks (David Paymer), and
get a leg-up on a promotion?
Christine fatefully chooses the
latter, shaming Mrs. Ganush and
dispossessing her of her home.

The Hangover (R) B
Two days before his wedding,
Doug and three friends drive to
Las Vegas for a wild and
memorable stag party. In fact,
when the three groomsmen wake
up the next morning, they can't
remember a thing; nor can they


find Doug. With little time to spare,
the three hazy pals try to re-trace
their steps and find Doug so they
can get him back to Los Angeles
in time to walk down the aisle.

Imagine That (PG) B
Like many busy professionals,
Evan Danielson (Eddie Murphy) is
so focused on his career that
quality time with his young
daughter, Olivia (Yara Shahidi), has
fallen by the wayside. When an
important promotion is suddenly
within reach, stressed-out Evan
starts to fall apart while trying to
fend off his company rival (Thomas
Haden Church). But when little
Olivia introduces him to the
inhabitants of her imaginary land,
Evan rediscovers his inner child
and finds the answers to all his
problems.

Land of the Lost (PG-13) C
Has-been scientist Dr. Rick
Marshall, sucked into one and
spat back through time. Way back.
Now, Marshall has no weapons,
few skills and questionable smarts
to survive in an alternate universe
full of marauding dinosaurs and
fantastic creatures from beyond
our world-a place of spectacular
sights and super-scaled comedy
known as the Land of the Lost.

My Life in Ruins (PG-13) C
Georgia (Nia Vardalos) is a
Greek American tour guide, who


leads an assorted group of misfit
tourists around Greece. Tourists
who would rather buy a T-Shirt
than learn about history. In an
hysterical clash of personalities
and cultures, everything seems to
go wrong. Until one day when a
very special tourist, Irv Gordon
(Richard Dreyfuss), shows her how
to have fun and take a good look
at the last person she'd ever
expect to find love with...her quiet
and sexy Greek bus driver.
1 hr. 36 mins.

My Sister's Keeper (PG-13)
Conceived as a NEW
marrow donor for her
gravely ill sister, Anna Fitzgerald
(Abigail Breslin) has undergone
countless surgeries and medical
procedures in her short life.
Though their older daughter's life
has no doubt been prolonged,
the unorthodox decision of
Anna's parents has cracked the
entire family's foundation. When
Anna sues her parents for
emancipation, it sets off a court
case that threatens to destroy the
family for good. 1 hr. 46 mins.

Night at the Museum: Battle
of the Smithsonian (PG) B
When the Museum of Natural
History is closed for upgrades
and renovations, the museum
pieces are moved into federal
storage at the famous Washing-
ton Museums. Security guard
Larry Daley (Ben Stiller)


infiltrates the Smithsonian
Institute in order to rescue
Jedediah (Owen Wilson) and
Octavius (Steve Coogan), who have
been shipped to the museum by
mistake. The centrepiece of the film
will be bringing to life the
Smithsonian Institution, which
houses the world's largest museum
complex with more than 136
million items in its collections,
ranging from the plane Amelia
Earhart (Amy Adams) flew on her
non-stop solo flight across the
Atlantic and Al Capone's rap sheet
and mug shot to Dorothy's ruby red
slippers, Fonzie's jacket from Happy
Days and Archie Bunkers lounge
chair from All in the Family.

The Proposal (PG) B+
A book editor is forced to marry
her male assistant in order to stay
in the country. When they travel to
Alaska to meet his family, the new
couple has to fake their way
through a surprise wedding thrown
by his parents.

Star Trek (PG-13) A
From director J.J. Abrams
("Mission: Impossible III," "Lost"
and "Alias"), producers Damon
Lindelof and Bryan Burk and
screenwriters Roberto Orci & Alex
Kurtzman ("Transformers,"' "M: IIl")
comes a new vision of the greatest
space adventure of all time, "Star
Trek," featuring a young, new crew
venturing boldly where no one has
gone before. 2 hrs. 6 mins.


TheTaking of Pelham 123 (R) B+
A group of hijackers take a
subway train and its passengers
hostage, threatening to kill them
if their ransom is not paid of
1 million dollars. 1 hr. 44 mins.

Terminator Salvation (PG-13) B
In the fourth installment of the
Terminator series, Christian Bale
stars as John Connor, the eventual
leader of mankind's fight againts
the machines. The setting is 2018,
focusing on the war between the
humans and the computer network
Skynet. Anton Yelchin co-stars as
soldier Kyle Reese, and Sam
Worthington appears as new
terminator Marcus Wright. 2 hrs.

Transformers: Revenge
of the Fallen PG-13)
The battle for Earth NEW
has ended but the
battle for the universe has just
begun. After returning to
Cybertron, Starscream assumes
command of the Decepticons,
and has decided to return to
Earth with force. The Autobots
believing that peace was
possible finds out that Mega-
tron's dead body has been stolen
from the US Military by Skorpinox
and revives him using his own
spark. Now Megatron is back
seeking revenge and with
Starscream and more Decepticon
reinforcements on the way, the
Autobots with reinforcements of


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FILMS AT A GLANCE
Movie Rating Grade
Angels & Demons (PG-13) B+
Drag Me to Hell (PG-13) B
The Hangover (R) B
Imagine That (PG) B
Land of the Lost (PG-13) C
My Life in Ruins (PG-13) C
My Sister's Keeper (PG-13) NEW
Night at the Museum (PG) B
The Proposal (PG) B+
Star Trek (PG-13) A
The Taking of Pelham (R) B+
Terminator Salvation (PG-13) B
Transformers (PG-13) NEW
Up (PG) A
X-Men (PG-13) B-
Year One (PG-13) B-


their own, may have more to
deal with then meets the eye.
2 hrs. 30 mins.

UD (PG) A
Carl Fredricksen, a 78-year-old
balloon salesman, finally fulfills
his lifelong dream of a great
adventure when he ties
thousands of balloons to his
house and flies away to the
wilds of South America. But he
discovers all too late that his
biggest nightmare has stowed
away on the trip: an overly
optimistic 8-year-old Wilderness
Explorer named Russell. "Up"
invites you on a hilarious journey
into a lost world, with the
least likely duo on Earth.
1 hr. 36 mins.

X-Men Origins (PG-13) B-
Leading up to the events of X-
Men, X-Men Origins: Wolverine tells
the story of Wolverine's epically
violent and romantic past, his
complex relationship with Victor
Creed, and the ominous Weapon X
program. Along the way, Wolverine
encounters many mutants, both
familiar and new, including surprise
appearances by several legends of
the X-Men universe. 1 hr. 37 mins.

Year One (PG-13) B-
When a couple of lazy hunter-
gatherers (Black and Cera) are
banished from their primitive
village, they set off on an epic
journey through the ancient world.


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June 24 -25, 2009


Beauty queen opens Banyan season


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
In its eighth year of
offering professional
theater for Sarasota's
summer season, Jerry
Finn's Banyan Theater
Company will open with
a beauty queen and close
with the fat pig. Sand-
wiched in the middle is a
collection of wicked
songs.
The season opens June
25 with Martin McDon-
agh's "The Beauty Queen
of Leenane," directed by
Gil Lazier, former director
of the Florida State
University/Asolo Conser-


vatory for Actor Training
and Dean Emeritus of the
FSU School of Theatre.
The story concerns a
mother and the one
daughter who never
managed to escape the
apron strings. Their life
together in the small
family offers the opportu-
nity for the full gamut of
human emotions, from
laughter to tears.
"Beauty Queen" will
play through July 12, with
performances at 8 p.m.
June 25, 26, 27, July 1, 2,
3, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 and at
2 p.m. June 27, 28, July 11
and 12. There is no


PHOTO BY GARY SWEETMAN COURTESY
OF THE BANYAN THEATER COMPANY
The Banyan Theater Company production of "The Beauty
Queen of Leenane" opens in the Cook Theater Thursday to
kick off the company's eighth summer season.


performance on July 4.
July 16-Aug. 2, the topic
will be "Old Wicked
Songs." Directed by
playwright Jon Marans,
the play concerns
Austrian Music Professor
Josef Mashkan and his
American student,
Stephen Hoffman, a
piano prodigy. Age and
ideological differences
form the basis of Marans'
story, which evolves even
as life evolves.
"Old Wicked Songs" will
be performed at 8 p.m.
July 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24,
25, 29, 30, 31 and Aug. 1.
There will be matinees at
2 p.m. on July 18, 19, 25,
26, Aug. 1 and 2.
Finally, Neil LaBute's
"Fat Pig," directed by
Greg Learning, director of
the Florida State Univer-
sity/Asolo Conservatory
for Actor Training. This
one is a love story that
could fail because of
outside influences and
the culture of the time
and place.
Members of the
Banyon Company this


summer include Kim
Crow, Jessica K. Peterson,
DerryWoodhouse and
Gordon Myles Woods in
"Beauty Queen;" Ken
Ferrigni and Kenneth
Tigar in "Wicked Songs;"
and Dane Dandridge
Clark, Margot Moreland,
Sam Osheroff and
BethanyWeise in "Fat
Pig." Clark, Ferrigni and
Osheroff are Asolo
Conservatory graduates.
Weise is entering her
third year in the graduate
program and will perform
with the Asolo Repertory
Company in the coming
winter season.
Performances will be
evenings at 8 p.m. Aug. 6,
7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20,
21 and 22, with matinees
at 2 p.m. Aug. 8, 9, 15, 16,
22 at 23.
Tickets are $28,59 per
person. A three-play
package is $70 per person
and a two-play package is
$52 per person. Student
tickets are $8 per person
with ID. To order, call
941-552-1032 or visit the
box office inside the


lobby of the FSU Center,
weekdays from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Performances will be in
the Cook Theatre, with
the FSU Center for the


WMYAK


performing Arts, 5555
North Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota. For informa-
tion, call 941-358-5330 or
visit www.banyantheater-
company.com.


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Fourth of July coloring contest


STAFF REPORT
Charlotte State Bank is
holding a Fourth of July
Coloring Contest for
children and will award a
$50 U.S. Savings Bond for
the best entries in each of
three age groups: 6 and
under, 7 to 9, and 10 to 12.
Entry forms, coloring
sheets and crayons are
available at all five
Charlotte State Bank
offices:
Port Charlotte Office,
1100 Tamiami Trail,
Port Charlotte
Punta Gorda Office,
2331 Tamiami Trail,
Punta Gorda
Midtown Office,
3002 Tamiami Trail, Port
Charlotte
Peachland Office,
24163 Peachland Blvd.,
Port Charlotte
Charlotte Harbor
Office, 23112 Harborview
Road, Port Charlotte
The office lobbies are


open Monday through
Thursday from 9 a.m. to
4 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m.
to 6 p.m. and Saturday
from 9 a.m. to noon.
Children may color the
picture at the bank office
or take the entry home
and return it. The deadline
for submission of entries
is July 1.
Each office will select
the best entries in the
three age groups, and then
an overall winner for each
group will be selected by a
panel of senior bank
officers. The three winners
will be notified on July 3.
Established in 1987,
Charlotte State Bank
serves the financial needs
of Charlotte County
residents from five offices
in Port Charlotte and
Punta Gorda. Known as
the county's "Hometown
Bank," Charlotte State
Bank offers a broad menu
of services for individuals,


businesses and institu-
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June 24 -25, 2009


DESOTO
- Nav-A-Gator Bar & Grill
9700 S.W. Riverview Circle
(off Kings Highway)
941-625-4407.
6 p.m.- 9 p.m.Thursday, Jim Morris.
6 p.m. 9 p.m. Friday, Oldies Night
DJ. Island Hopper.
Saturday, Hogs for Dogs Poker Run.
2 p.m.- 5 p.m. Sunday,
Gary and Kerri.
- 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. Friday, Les Pearsall.
- Englewood Eagles #3885
250 Old Englewood Road,
Englewood.
941-474-9802.
6:30 p.m.- 10:30 p.m. Friday,
Sonny & Sable.
6:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m. Saturday,
MC Squared.
6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.Tuesday,
Double Effects.
* Englewood's on Dearborn
(formerly Coconut Grove)
362 W. Dearborn St., Englewood.
941-475-7501.
6 p.m.- 10 p.m. Thursday,
karaoke byWAM Entertainment.
* Rotonda Elks
303 Rotonda Blvd. W., Rotonda.
941-697-2710.
7:30 p.m.Thursday, bingo.
7:30 p.m. Friday, EZ Street.

NORTH PORT
* Buffalo Wild Wings
700 Sumter Crossings Drive,
North Port.
941-429-9722.
5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Friday,
c.u. Later Gator.
* 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 nighVkaraoke 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
- Boomer's
2360 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-743-4140.
6 p.m.- 10 p.m. Friday Rick Rehnberg.
6 p.m. 10 p.m. Saturday, karaoke.
4 p.m. 8 p.m. Sunday, Jam Band.


- Coyotes Bar and Grille
4300 Kings Highway, Port
Charlotte.
9 p.m. Monday, Coyote Idol 6.
Finals begin June 29.
* Deep Creek Elks
1133 Capricorn Blvd., Deep Creek.
941-764-6825.
5 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. Friday, dinner
with music by Night Owl
Entertainment.
1:30 p.m. 5 p.m. Sunday, Bingo.
- 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, Bandana.
9 p.m.- 1 a.m. Tuesday,
open mike with Philly Billy.
9 p.m.- 1 a.m. Wednesday,
Thursday, ladies night with
DJ Philly Billy.
Noon, Monday Friday,
Texas Hold 'em Poker.
* Port Charlotte Elks #2153
20225 Kenilworth Blvd., off
Veterans Blvd., Port Charlotte.
941-627-9811.
6 p.m. Saturday, Movie Nite.
* Portside
3636 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-629-3055.
8:30 p.m. Thursday, The Rick
Rehnberg Group.
9 p.m. Saturday, '80s Night with
video games, pricing and
DJ T with '80s music.
9 p.m.Tuesday, Ladies 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, Qs In-House 9 Ball Pool League.
1 p.m., 8 p.m. Wednesday, Texas
Hold 'em Poker, 8 APA 8 Ball
Pool League.
* Skipper's Cove
3303 Broadpoint Road, Harbor Heights.
941-255-9913.
7 p.m.Tuesday, Thursday, Brown Sugar
7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday,
Pool tournament.
* Visani featuring
The Comedy Zone
2400 Kings Highway,
Port Charlotte.
941-629-9191.
8 p.m.Thursday- Friday, live
comedy with Tim Statum and
D. Cameron..


7:30 p.m., 10 p.m. Saturday, live
comedy with Tim Statum and
D. Cameron.
7 p.m. Sunday, live comedy
with Bobby Collins.
8 p.m. Monday-Wedneday,
live comedy with Bobby Collins.
Closed July 2 through July 9.
SWillie's Cocktails
4095 tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-624-2245.
7 p.m. Saturday, Wednesday,
Texas Hold 'Em.
1 p.m. Sunday, Texas Hold 'Em.
10 p.m. Tuesday, Beer Pong.

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.
www.dannysdeepcreekpub.com.
7:30 p.m.Thursday, karaoke
with Stephanie.


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


9 p.m. Thursday, Ladies Wii
bowling tournament.
Noon midnight, Friday Saturday,
Danny's Power Poker.
9 p.m. Friday, Wii Bowling
Master's Tournament.
9 p.m., 10 p.m. Saturday,
Wii Dutch Bowling Tournament.
5 p.m. Sunday, Wii bowling
lessons.
Noon 10 p.m. Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday,
Danny's Power Poker.
8 p.m. Monday, Sandy's Monday
Madness Bowling Tournament.
8 p.m. Tuesday, Wii Bowling Mixed
Doubles Tournament.
9 p.m. Wednesday, Wii Bowling,
Free Men's Tournament.
- Dean's South of the Border
130 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda.
2 p.m.- 6 p.m. Sunday,
c.u. Later Gator.
- Harpoon Harry's
1200 W. Retta Esplanade,
Punta Gorda.
941-637-1177.
9 p.m.- midnight, Friday -
Saturday, Boomtown Express.
Midnight 2 a.m. Friday Saturday,
Dance music with DJ Franco.


Wednesday, Thursday &
Friday from 4 to 6pm in the
Heron's Roost Grille Room.


Sunday, July 12
1 to 3pm
Appropriate e attirequired
in the Dining Room.
No jeans, please.


- Jack's Cafe
Corner of Taylor Road and W.
Marion Ave., Punta Gorda.
Thursday, ladies night with
DJ Mo Ron.
* Fishermen's Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade,
Punta Gorda.
941-639-8721.
5 p.m. 9 p.m. Friday, Gary Gray
5 p.m. 9 p.m. Saturday,
Blue Byou.


- Mooseheads
318 Tamiami Trail #111
Corner of U.S. 41 North and
Virginia, Punta Gorda.
941-505-0404.
8 p.m.Thursday, open mic night.
9 p.m. Friday Saturday, live music.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday,
Texas Hold 'em Poker.

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CALENDAR EXTRAS


NIGHTWATCH, FROM PAGE 12
- The Perfect Caper
121 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda.
941-505-9009.
7 p.m.- 10 p.m.Thursday-
Saturday, live classic jazz
in the lounge by Trio 'Taste."
- Punta Gorda Elks #2606
25538 Shore Drive, Punta Gorda.
941-637-2606.
8:30 p.m.- 10 p.m. Friday -
Saturday, dancing and
music by Sound Investment.
* Ryan's Subs and Sports Grill
5268 Duncan Road, Punta Gorda.
941-505-7827.
4 p.m. Monday, Free pool.
7:30 p.m. Friday, live music.
- Slip-Not Lounge
1601 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda.
941-639-7677.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m.Thursday,
Two Can Jam.
8 p.m. midnight Friday, Ladies
night with Peace River Band.
8 p.m. midnight Saturday,
Sudden Impact.
4 p.m. 7 p.m. Sunday, DJ Mick.
7 p.m.- 10 p.m.Tuesday,
karaoke inside with M&M.
6 p.m.- 10 p.m. Wednesday,
Tim & Rosanne.
8 p.m. Wednesday, pool
tournament.
* 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.
- Tilly's Tap
3149 Duncan Road (Hwy 17),
Punta Gorda.
941-505-0798.
7 p.m. Friday, Siren.
Monday, Free pool.

VENICE/NOKOMIS
* Club 455
455 U.S 41 Bypass N., Venice.
941-412-1455.
6 p.m. Friday, Saturday,
Texas Hold 'em poker.
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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 p.m. Friday Badd Juju.
7 p.m. Saturday, TBA.
6 p.m. Tuesday, Jimi Banks.
- The Office Pub
1195 U.S. 41 Bypass South,
Venice.
941-445-5973.
9 p.m.- 1 a.m. Wednesday,
karaoke with Michelle & Rich.
Thursday, Pool League signup.
2 p.m. Saturday, Wii Bowling.
8 p.m.- midnight Saturday,
3 Songs and A Smoke Band.
1 p.m.- 6 p.m. Sunday,
Texas Hold 'Em Poker.
7 p.m.- midnight Monday, Tuesday,
Texas Hold 'Em Poker.
9 a.m. midnight Monday,
Free pool.
7 p.m. 9 p.m.Tuesday, bar bingo.
* Saltwater Cafe
1071 N.Tamiami Trail, Nokomis.
941-488-3775.
8 p.m. -11 p.m. Wednesday,
ladies nightwith G.B. and his
sound machine.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m. Friday, Tony
Florentino.
7 p.m. 11 p.m. Saturday,
Gary Lesher.
11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., Sunday
brunch with Gary Lesher.
6 p.m. Sunday, Gary Lesher.
Caribbean Island Night.
DEADLINE:
Nightwatch is a free, weekly
listing of entertainment at area
nightclubs and restaurants.
To include your club or
restaurant on the list, fax the
information to 941-629-2085 or
e-mail letsgo@sun-herald.com by
10 a.m. each MONDAY prior to
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July 4 at Laishley Park
Punta Gorda will celebrate
Independence Day from noon to
10 p.m. at Laishley Park, 100 E.
Retta Esplanade. Everyone is
invited to enjoy the holiday with
family fun that will offer a child's
play area, complete with bounce
house and interactive fountain.
There will be live bands to
entertain all day long.
Food will be available from
River City Grill, Dean's South of
the Border and Smugglers, as
well as beverages including
margaritas, beer, soda, lemonade
and more.
Grown-ups can enjoy water
balloon tosses,
3-legged races and hula hoops.
There will be a Redfish
Tournament, K-9 demonstrations
and the Punta Gorda Fire
Department's Safety House.
There will also be contests
including: Best Key Lime Pie,
Most Patriotic Baby, Uncle Sam
Look-Alike, and two Patriotic Golf
Cart Parades. Stay for the finale,
as the fireworks show will start at


9 p.m. Admission will cost
$2 per person.

July 4 at
Fishermen's Village
Fishermen's Village will host its
annual 4th of July Celebration
beginning at noon at 1200 W.
Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda.
From noon to 6 p.m. throughout
the Village, there will be games
and crafts for children including:
Korn Hole game, Splat the Rat,
Toilet Bowl Toss, sand dollar
decorating, coloring contest, Pick
a Breathing Puppy prize raffle
and making USA beaded
necklaces as well as a dunk
tank. In the Center Court there
will "Tats All Folks;' air brush
tattooing available. Music by
Sounds of the Virgin Islands
Band will entertain from 5 p.m.
to 9 p.m. on the Center Stage
followed by a fireworks display
over Charlotte Harbor beginning
at 9 p.m. Admission is free. For
more information, call 941-639-
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Family Table provides families with a large

assortment of choices at reasonable prices


The Family Table
Restaurant is set
back on the service
road of S. Tamiami trail.
There are some tables out
on the porch at the
entrance, and there are
multiple dining rooms
inside including a
banquet room with bar.
Blackboard specials
greet you as you enter as
well as a dessert display
in a refrigerated case.
The dining rooms are
meant to give the impres-
sion of eating in your own
home. Warm, dark wood
lines the walls of the step-
up booths separated by


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ceiling high bookcases
each featuring decorative
clocks and bric-a-brac.
The varied menu and
specials focus on simple
comfort foods, particular-
ly from Greek and Italian
cuisines. A basket of
homemade Greek sweet
bread is placed on each
table. All early bird


dinners ($6.99, served
until 5 p.m.) come with a
choice of soup or salad
and potato or vegetable
and select desserts. From
the list of eight early bird
entrees, she selected
Chicken Livers with
Saut6ed Peppers and
Onions. Her Chicken
Vegetable Soup with
Shells was thick, but over-
salted. The abundant
Chicken Livers were
lightly coated and fried
but stayed tender. Their
flavor was enhanced by
the green peppers and
the sweet caramelized
onions.


One of the blackboard
specials appealed to him:
Short Ribs ($9.99). The
large portion of ribs was
topped with a vegetable
tomato sauce that gave
some spice to the stewed
meat that literally fell off
the bones. His sides of
choice were rice pilaf and
peas and carrots. Both
sides were acceptable,
but unimaginative. We
shared a plain Bread
Pudding that was one of
the desserts offered on
the early bird special.
The presence of several


The Family Table Restaurant
Address: 14132 Tamiami Trail, North Port.
Telephone number: 941-423-0473
Hours:
Breakfest: 7 a.m. 11 a.m. Monday Friday, 7 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday Sunday
Lunch: 11 a.m.- 2;30 p.m. Monday Saturday.
Sunday: 2:30 p.m. 9 p.m. Monday Saturday, 11 a.m. 9 p.m. Sunday.
Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover accepted.
Atmosphere.................... Price: $ $$
Healthy choices:..................Yes
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Service: | Full Bar Yes
$ $1 10o;$$- $11 $15 Dress: Casual
$$$ $16 $20; $$$$ Over $20 per person.
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single diners seemed to
indicate a comfort level
achieved by the atmos-
phere of the Family Table.
Although not a destina-


tion for gourmet dining,
this restaurant provides
families with a large
assortment of choices at
reasonable prices.


CALENDAR EXTRAS


Animal league
fundraisers
The Animal Welfare
League of Charlotte
County and Black
Widow Harley-David-
son/Buell will present a
"Hogs for Dogs" Poker
Run and adoption and
donation drive on
Saturday from the bike
shop, 2224 El Jobean
Road, Port Charlotte.
Proceeds will benefit
AWL animals. Registra-
tions for the Poker Run
starts at 9 a.m. with the
run beginning at 10 a.m.
Hands cost $10 each.
Adoption and donation
drive will be held from
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and
events include: adop-
tions, $25 micro-
chipping for your pets,
nail trims for a dona-


tion, vendors, music,
food and beverages, and
children's activities.
Donations of blankets,
food, newspapers, and
other pet supplies are
always appreciated.
A "Pre-Party" and a
Bikers' Ball will enter-
tain through the night
hours. Start with the
Pre-Party from 3 p.m. to
7 p.m. at MS Rascal's
Loony Bin, 1182 Tamia-
mi Trail, Port Charlotte.
Then head over to the
Charlotte County Expo
Center and Fairgrounds,
2333 El Jobean Road,
Port Charlotte, for a
Bikers' Ball at 7 p.m.
Tickets for the Ball cost
$50 per person and may
be purchased at Black
Widow or AWL. For
more information, call
941-625-6720.


Christmas
in July
EJ's Frosted Mug,
working with the United
States Marine Corps
Reserve "Toys For Tots"
are holding a "Christmas
in July" from 11 a.m. to
6 p.m. July 25.
Planning is underway
to provide games,
raffles, live music and
other entertainment.
Owner/manager of
EJ's, Sue Lussenden and
Jennifer Richmond an
employee and a former
U. S. Marine have been
working hard to make
this event a success.
EJ's frosted Mug is
located at 4104 El
Jobean Road,
Port Charlotte.
For more information,
call 941-629-3766.


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ENTERTAINMENT
June 24 25, 2009


Let's Go! Page 15


Tips from the stars


Child star Stanley
Livingston and pals have
a CD set for those hoping
to become famous

By JOHN HACKWORTH
MANAGING EDITOR
Stanley Livingston -
and friends are more
than happy to tell you
about the real ins and outs
of TV and movie stardom.
Livingston better
known to most folks as
Chip, middle son on the
long-running "My Three
Sons" TV sitcom is still
involved in show business,
but his latest gig is trying
to steer potential actors
away from shysters and
fast-talkers who might
derail a career before it
gets started.
"There is a mysterious
side to show business that
is the nonperformance
side," he said via a tele-
phone interview recently.
"It is easy to get into this
acting thing and acting
school but what happens
afterwards can be bad.
"I wanted to inform
people about the business
side of the business."
Livingston says acting
can be rewarding and fun
but the path to making a
living in front of a camera
is filled with potential
land mines.
"It's like a puzzle and
actors may get one piece
or two from acting
teachers and so on, but
they may never put it all
together," he said. "The
attrition rate of actors is
very high."
He has enlisted produc-
ers, fellow actors and
about 100 industry
insiders, he says, in a two-
year project that is just
now coming to fruition.
The result is a multi-CD
set of interviews, advice


and instruction how to get
into the acting game
without getting ripped off.
"All of us know about the
problems actors have on
the other side of the
camera," he said. "We
know how to do business
and how to get work.
"Some of the people in
the project include the
president of the Screen
Actors Guild, big-time
directors like Richard
Donner and a ton of actors
that look at the world of
acting from an actor's
standpoint."
An example of the
information in the CDs is
that one of the last things
to do is getting a union job
right out of the box.
"That means you can
work in a union film and
join a union. But, that is
one of the worst things
they can do. Union jobs
are few and far between
and you have backed
yourself into a comer of
only doing union films.
"Most of the jobs open to
rookie actors are non-
union student or
industrial films. These are
parts you need to get to
obtain experience."
Livingston said his career
was successful but even so,
he wished he had had this
type of advice.
"I actually started acting
in 1954 on 'Ozzie and
Harriet'," he said. "Ozzie
Nelson took a liking to me
and gave me a line and
pretty soon I was in SAG.
"Before 'My Three Sons' I
did movies -'Please Don't
East the Daisies.' "Rally
'Round the Flag,' and 'How
the West Was Won."
When "My Three Sons"
was cast, Livingston was
the second person added
to the show after
leading man Fred
MacMurray.


He said his experience
on the show remains one
of his fondest memories.
"We made it 11 years and
it will be 50 years in June
that it is still on in
syndication."
He said he remains
friends with Tim Consi-
dine, a Disney star who
was the oldest of the three
brothers on the show. He is
even closer, of course, to
his brother, Barry, who
came onto the show as a
friend, who was later
adopted, when
Considine left the show.
"Out of the whole bunch
on that show Barry is the
only one who is still
working full-time as an
actor. He just did "Don't
Mess with the Zohan."
Livingston says his
friendship with the late
William Frawley, Bub
O'Casey on the show, will
always be special.
"He was the guy who
did the motherly chores
in the household on the
show," Livingston said.
"He was such a character.
He never had kids and
never really liked working
with kids but for some
reason he liked me.
"We went to Dodgers'
games and hung out. I
remember I was just
getting into surfing and on
my birthday I walked into
my dressing room and he
had a surfboard there for
me a DeweyWebber
board, which was the best
you could get at that time."
Livingston says his career
came through breaks and
some work but he believes
the 10-hour CD set can be
beneficial to aspiring
actors.
"You will hear tips from
the people who are going
to be hiring you," he said.
If you're interested in
acting, you may want to


PHOTOS PROVIDED
Stanley Livingston, who
played middle son Chip on
"My Three Sons" sitcom,
wants to help those who want
to take up acting as a career.
check out "The Actor's
Journey," and/or "The
Actor's Journey for Kids."
You can order either at
www.TheActors
JourneyProject.com.


Stanley Livingston (seated left) is shown here in a "MyThree
Sons"promotion photo with co-star Tim Considine (standing)
and his brother and co-star Barry Livingston (seated right).
Considine played older brother Mike, Stanley Livingston
played Chip and Barry played adopted brother Ernie. The TV
sitcom ran for 11 years and remains in syndication.


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It is improve season at Florida Studio Theatre


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
The resident comedians
at Florida Studio Theatre
keep cranking out the
humor. Now it is time for
the summer improve
season number six.
Improv is the art of
covering a bare stage with
humor. Cast members
work with each other and
often, with the audience to
whom they may turn for a
word or two that will send
the cast off on a circuitous
route to find the humor in
any situation one can
name. Anything can
happen in improve and
that too is part of its
appeal.
The place is the Gold-
stein Cabaret, which may

Florida Studio
Theatre to Host
2009 Sarasota
Improv Festival
PROVIDED BY FLORIDA
STUDIO THEATRE
Florida Studio Theatre
announces the 2009 Sarasota
Improve Festival. A two-day
event, July 10th and 11th, the
festival will highlight great
improvisation companies from
across the United States. The
festival will also feature
workshops, such as Intro to
Improvisation, Longform
Improvisation, Music and more.
Each workshop will be taught
by the professional Improvisers
attending the festival. From
New York City to Los Angeles
this is a must see event for
anyone with a funny bone.
Groups scheduled to appear
are; New York City's Audience of
Two, Austin Texas' Available
Cupholders, New York City's
Booth and Pat, NewYork
City's City Hall, Atlanta's Dad's
Garage, Los Angeles' Goodbye
Mailbox, Florida Studio
Theatre's Kids Komedy Cabaret,
Sarasota's Lazy Fairy, Orlando's
SAK, Los Angeles' Slave Leia,
Boston's Thy Will Be Done,


be the smallest stage in
town. Despite its size, the
Goldstein Cabaret stage
has been the site of such
shows as "Laughing
Matters Too" (April 2009),
"Outlaws and Angels"
(April 2008) and "Steppin'
Out" (October 2008).
While the list of Cabaret
entertainment is long, a
common thread of these
three shows and many
other FST hits is Rebecca
Langford, the director of
the current Improv
season. Langford, the
managing director of FST,
has been with the compa-
ny since 1998. Other FST
shows in which she had a
hand in developing are
"Shakespeare's Greatest
Hits," the original "Laugh-

Florida Studio Theatre's Vintage
Whine and the weekend will be
hosted by Sarasota's original
barrel of laughs FST Improv.
As host to the festival FST
Improv takes what is right in
front of them, in the form of
audience suggestions. They
create characters and sketches
on the spot. No one not even
the performers themselves -
knows what is going to happen
next. It is this element of the
unknown that makes every
Improv show unique and what
makes for some exciting
moments onstage. Media have
often recognize the skill of the
FST Improv stating "We laughed
hard and often;' said The
Observer and "bested the
talents I saw at my recent visit
to Chicago's Second City,'
raved ArtsJournal.com.
FSTs Improv program has a
history of rapid growth: from its
humble beginnings in 2001, as
a weekly class that served five
students, within two years
Improv opened its first
performance season which
promptly sold out. Since that
time, the program has grown
into an annual event, running
through part of FST's winter
season (from February through
May), and then throughout the


ing Matters" and "Three
Friends, Two Guitars and a
Broken Tambourine."
Since her days at Georgia
State University, she has
nearly done it all in
theater, beginning as an
actress, working in the box
office and backstage as
well as upstairs. She
created the theater's
Improv program and has
been involved in improve
for more than 15 years.
Pianist Jim Prosser is
another improve veteran,
but he does it with the
piano and his astounding
repertoire of music.
Other members of this
year's Improv cast include
Christine Alexander,
Andrew Bailes, Tim
Beasley, Catey Brennan,

entire summer season (June
through October). FST Improv
has attracted young Gulf Coast
audiences, spawning a youth
arts culture that includes other
improve troupes, performance
groups, and an arts e-magazine
that keeps young Sarasotans
connected to arts events. This
is a program that is ripe for
expansion; currently FST Improv
plays to sold out audiences
each week, doling out equal
parts fun and social commen-
tary in short, comic sketches,
a form of theatre that shares
the same Greek roots as
classical theatre.
The Sarasota Improv Festival
is a two day event taking place
July 10th and 11th at the
Goldstein Cabaret. Please see
the attached full schedule.
Weekend passes are available
at $49.00. Friday only and
Saturday only passes are
available at $39.00. Individual
Tickets are $10 per person
(Kids Komedy Cabaret are
$6.00 and includes lunch and
FST's Vintage Whine are $5.00)
and may be purchased from
the FST Box Office in person by
phone (941) 366-9000 or
online www.FloridaStudioThe-
atre.org. Advanced purchase
of tickets is recommended.


Chris Friday, Darryl
Knapp, Angel Parker and
Steve Turrisi. Pianist Katie
Kring also will participate.
Shows will be every
Saturday this summer at
8:30 p.m. in the Goldstein


Cabaret at Florida Studio
Theatre, 1241 N. Palm
Ave., Sarasota. Doors open
at 7:45 p.m. General
admission seating at $15
per person. There is a cash
bar. Buy tickets online at


www.floridastudiothe-
atre.org, at the theater box
office or by phone at 941-
366-9000. Because of the
small size of the venue,
advance purchase of
tickets is suggested.


The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
presents














A Musical Celebration of America!

Maestro T. Francis Wada
With special guests
Joe Spinella, Tenor

Saturday July 4"t
Indoors at the

Charlotte Event Center
75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Concert at 7 p.m.
Fireworks at 9 p.m.
Open Seating $20/ticket
Children 14 and under free with adult
Picnic style food. beer, wine, soda. mixed drinks available
Cabaret Style Dress Code: Florida Casual!
Tickets can be purchased at any branch of
Charlotte State Bank, The Sun offices, Punta
Gorda Chamber of Commerce, Charlotte County
Chamber of Commerce, or by calling the
symphony at 205-9743
Concert sponsored by:
Judi Roth/ Roth Family Foundation
Media sponsors: Charlotte SUN, ClearChannel and Harbor Style Magazine


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