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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: July 1, 2009
Copyright Date: 2009
Frequency: semiweekly
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Subject: Newspapers -- Venice (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Sarasota County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Sarasota -- Venice
Coordinates: 27.098611 x -82.438889 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 56, no. 7 (April 4-6. 2001)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Issue for April 4-6, 2001 also called April 4, 2001.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00028295
Volume ID: VID00698
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: ltuf - ANK8420
oclc - 47264140
alephbibnum - 002730652
issn - 1536-1063
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Two murdered in Venice


Double homicide remains


under investigation


BY BROOKY BROWN
VENICE PROJECTS EDITOR

The scene down the dirt
lane off Jackson Road in Venice
would be serene if not for the
crime scene tape stretched
across the gate at 3036 Ken-
nedy Road and the forensic
trucks parked in front of the
house.
Maureen Modlin, 58, and
Michael L. Bistranin, 60, were
found shot dead on the prop-
erty Sunday morning.
Based on a witness identifi-
cation and interview, Sarasota
County Sheriff's detectives
arrested David C. Myers, 66, of
the 800 block of Poinciana
Road, Venice, and charged him
with two counts of first-degree
murder in connection with the
deaths.
Sheriff's deputies went to
the Kennedy Road residence in
response to a trespassing call
from a witness Sunday.
The report states:
Deputies made contact
with the witness who told
them he was concerned for the
victims' safety because he had
seen Myers on the property
and knew he had a "volatile
relationship" with Modlin. The
neighbor explained that
Modlin and Myers had once
been in a relationship, but it
was his understanding that


Violent relationship


leads to violent deaths


BY BROOKY BROWN
PROJECTS EDITOR


Neither the "Golden Retri-
ever on Guard" sign attached
to the gate nor the "Secured by
ADT" sign at the base of the
gate could keep a murderer off
Maureen Modlin's property at
3036 Kennedy Road.
David C. Myers, a former
boyfriend, was arrested and
charged with two counts of
first degree murder in the
shooting deaths of Modlin and


her boyfriend Michael L.
Bistranin on Sunday. The bod-
ies were found concealed and
dumped in the nearby woods.
Modlin and Myers had a
contentious relationship for
years. Their disputes centered
around dogs and property
ownership. Myers had deeded
the Kennedy Drive property to
Modlin and her mother after
he purchased it in 2002.
According to court records,

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SUN PHOTOS BY BROOKY BROWN
Sarasota County Sheriff's forensic trucks roll to the scene of a murder
investigation Monday at 3036 Kennedy Drive in Venice. Maureen Modlin
and Michael L. Bistranin were found dead of gunshot wounds Sunday.


Myers was
not to be on
the property.
The witness .*-
saw Myers
drive Bistran-
in's truck into
the wooded
area of the
home. A few Myers
minutes later,
Myers emerged from the
woods and spoke with the wit-
ness.
The witness told deputies
that Myers said he had evicted


the victims from the property,
but the witness knew this to be
untrue because he had talked
with Bistranin on Saturday
evening.
Deputies then spoke with
Myers, who insisted he had
evicted the victims and to his
knowledge they had left the
property several days ago.
But the deputies were sus-
picious. SCSO Detective Rafael
Ortis III observed that Myers
was wearing a collared shirt

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These signs were at the entrance to the property at 3036 Kennedy
Drive where two people were found murdered in the wooded area near
their house.


Carney buys Landmark; S. Beach restaurant, nightclub planned


Tom Carney holds the plan for his South Beach Restaurant and
Nightclub to be built on the former Landmark property, 133Tamiami
Trail at East Miami Avenue, across from Babe's Hardware. He is owner
of TJ Carney's Restaurant on West Venice Avenue.


BY ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST

Miami South Beach lifestyle
is destined for downtown
Venice next season when Tom
Carney opens a spacious rest-
aurant.
South Beach Restaurant
and Nightclub will replace the
former Landmark restaurant
at the junction of Venice Ave-
nue Bridge, Tamiami Trail and
Miami Avenue East on the
island.
Carney acquired the prop-
erty on a lease purchase this
week and plans for some
demolition prior to the physi-
cal start of construction on
Sept. 1, assuming permitting
is completed. Opening is tar-
geted for Dec. 1 in readiness
for the new season.
Carney is bringing to the
city three new facilities. He is


introducing outdoor dining on
decking with a 200-seat out-
door restaurant, under
awnings with umbrellas to be
built on the car parking lot in
front of the existing building.
The old Landmark will be
completely renovated. The
south side will be a casual
indoor restaurant with seating
for 175 diners. The other side
will be a nightclub with a disc
jockey, bands and karaoke.
Within the facilities Carney
will have rooms to cater for
meetings and parties from 10
to 150 people. To operate the
South Beach Restaurant and
Nightclub during season he
anticipates hiring 80 people.
Local contractor Gregg
Hassler Builder Inc. is manag-
ing the construction with
architect James Solar. C.J.
Fishman Associates are outfit-
ting the kitchens.


"I'm not getting rid of TJ
Carney's restaurant," Carney
said. He came to Venice 11
years ago and opened his pop-
ular restaurant six months
later.
"Thanks to the wonderful
clientele over those past 10 1/2
years I am able to do this new
project and I am hopeful they
will come and support me."
TJ Carney's, 231 W Venice
Ave. is another landmark,
occupying the first floor of the
historic El Patio Hotel complex
built in 1926 by the Brother-
hood of Locomotive En-
gineers, developers of Venice.
The Landmark restaurant
suddenly closed its doors in
January 2004. Originally part of
the Smithy's restaurant chain,
it was the final restaurant in
the group to close. Nine

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Putting civility education on the map in Sarasota County


BY AUDREY BLACKWELL
STAFF WRITER

With the possibility of more
budget cuts in the offing, at least
area educators don't have to
come up with the price of air-
fare or hotels to attend the 25th
annual K-12 Character Ed-
ucation Conference July 8-10.
The Eunice Kennedy Shriv-
er National Center for Com-
munity of Caring is sponsoring
the event for about 170 educa-
tors from Sarasota County
School District and across the
nation and Canada at Sara-
sota's Hyatt Regency. That
number surpasses last year's


attendance of 130 in Salt Lake
City. Additional sponsors are
Gulf Coast Community Foun-
dation of Venice and the
Center for Social and Char-
acter Development of Rutgers.
The Shriver center, located
at the University of Utah in Salt
Lake City, offers a comprehen-
sive K-12 character education
program based on five core
values of respect, responsibili-
ty, family, truth and caring,
according to Penny Keith, pro-
fessional development direc-
tor.
"We provide teachers with
character education princi-
ples, strategies and activities to


Community of Caring
implement the initiative
throughout the school," Keith
said.
Whole school
Community of Caring is a


K-12 character education pro-
gram that involves the whole
school community stu-
dents, teachers, parents, ad-
ministrators, classified staff,
volunteers and ancillary per-
sonnel. In Sarasota County, it
falls under the Because It
Matters civility initiative.
What started out as a mech-
anism for creating kinder, gen-
tler school environments for
children with mental retarda-
tion has grown into a whole-
school, comprehensive pro-
gram to help all children gain
the skills to become happy,
independent, responsible de-
cision makers. Shriver, sister of


Sen. Ted Kennedy and the late
former president John E Ken-
nedy, had a special needs sis-
ter, Rosemary, and founded
the center.
As a result of the Com-
munity of Caring program in
schools, "Young people would
be able to make decisions that
would enlarge their capacities
to contribute to the goodness
of their families, schools, com-
munities and nation," said
Shriver in a brochure.
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HOLIDAY SCHEDULES


Venice City Hall will
be closed Friday, July 3,
in observance of
Independence Day.
Garbage, recycling and
yard waste will be col-
lected as usual on
Friday, but will not be
collected on Saturday,
July 4, because the land-
fill will be closed.
The city ofVenice and
Sertoma Club of Venice
present the Indepen-
dence Day Fireworks
Display on July 4, short-
ly after sunset at the
South Venice Jetty. The
South Jetty will close the
morning of the fire-
works, and later in the
afternoon, Tarpon
Center Drive will be
closed to everyone
except residents on the
road and patrons of the
Venice Yacht Club and
Crow's Nest restaurant.
The fireworks may be
seen from Venice and
Nokomis beaches, as
well as other sites in the
area.


Sarasota County gov-
ernment offices, includ-
ing libraries and recre-
ation centers, will be
closed Friday, July 3, and
Saturday, July 4, for
Independence Day.
Sarasota County Area
Transit bus service will
not operate on Saturday,
July 4. However, Route
18, the Longboat Key
Trolley, will operate on a
normal schedule July 4.
The Longboat Key
Trolley is a joint opera-
tion of SCAT and
Manatee County Area
Transit.
Collection of solid
waste, yard waste and
recyclables will remain
on the regular pickup
schedule.
The landfill at 4000
Knights Trail Road in
Nokomis will be open
July 3, but closed July 4.
The landfill administra-
tive office will be closed
July 3. Regular operating
hours will be in effect at
Sarasota County's


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cal materials, visit Venice Archives and Area Historical Collection at 351 S. Nassau St., across from West
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and 250 South Jackson


Road, Venice, will both
be closed July 3 and
July 4.
The Arlington Park
Pool will be open Friday,
July 3, and Saturday, July
4, from noon to 5 p.m.
The Lido Beach Pool will
be open Friday, July 3,


and Saturday, July 4,
from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
The North Port Pool will
be open Friday, July 3,
from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
but will be closed
Saturday, July 4.
Knights Trail Park
shooting range will be


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Saturday, July 4.
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2009


Goodwill merging local operations


BY ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST


COURTESY PHOTO
About 15 Venice firefighters responded to a fire in Ridgewood Mobile Home Park in
Venice this morning around 9 a.m. Smoke and flames came from windows at the
rear of the residence at 378 Limeberry Place. No one was home at the time and
there were no pets on the premises. It took about 30 minutes to put out the fire. No
one was injured. Fire Marshal Jack Stevenson determined the cause was accidental
and originated in the electrical wiring of the bathroom.


Goodwill Manasota Industries is
merging part of its operations in
Englewood as it expands services in
Venice.
All employees at the Englewood
store, 410 N. Indiana Ave., near Ace
Hardware, are transferring to the
large new location in Venice.
"We are low on donations due to the
economy so we are consolidating," said
LuAnne Kirschner, marketing director,
Goodwill Manasota Industries.
The Englewood store will close on
July 29 with the opening of the new
flagship store at The Rialto in Venice
on Aug. 1.
Seventeen team members are
transferring to better working condi-
tions in Venice. One manager is mov-
ing to Venice and another to a new
location.
Services will continue from the
existing Englewood location in its
Bargain Barn. Kirschner said the
community may be surprised at this
move, but the Bargain Barn continues
offering better bargains. It will be


Venice Police Department reports to go online


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR


Once it's up and running, the city of
Venice will become only the third local
government in the state of Florida to
place its traffic and incident reports
online for easier public access.
Venice Police Department records
manager Teri Krabill said the city antic-
ipates a start date of Aug. 1, if not soon-
er, joining the city of Coconut Creek
and Indian River County Sheriff's Office
as the third agency to go virtual with its
police reports. City council gave its seal
of approval at its June 9 meeting.


The charge to the public will be $3 plus
15 cents per page for each report. Three
dollars will go to Police Reports Co. for
indexing and hosting the Web site, while
the per-page revenue will accrue to the
city police department, which will scan
the documents sent to Police Reports Co.
Krabill said city will continue to
make police reports available to walk-
ins, but anticipates the online public
service will reduce that considerably,
freeing up staff for other duties.
Currently VPD estimates 200 records
requests are made each month, the vast
majority for traffic crash reports.
By law, traffic reports aren't available


for 60 days after the incident, but peo-
ple involved in an accident will be able
to receive the report immediately by
faxing an affidavit form provided by
VPD and a copy of their license.
Going online will also help standard-
ize redactions, which are currently
hand-done as necessary for each indi-
vidual request. The names of minors
and accident victims are among the
items commonly blacked out.
"It makes it fair and the redactions
would always be the same," Krabill said.
Web users will need to obtain an
access code from the police depart-
ment to obtain redacted reports online.
Access to the city of Venice police
reports will be via two Web sites: from a


link on the city Web site at www.
venicegov.com, and directly from
www.policereports.us, by clicking on
the Florida graphic and accessing the
Venice Police Department link. The city
ofVenice links are not yet online.
Insurance companies can set up an
account directly with the police depart-
ment.
The database is indexed each day and
will be searchable, said Krabill.

Correction
Maxine Barritt Park was mis-
spelled in the June 27 edition.
The Gondolier Sun regrets the
error.


CITY NOTES


COMPILED BY
NEWS EDITOR GREG GILES


Concert compromise
The city of Venice has agreed to
change a change in the start time of
downtown afternoon concerts from 5
p.m. to 3 p.m.
The change was an attempt to com-
promise so afternoon jazz concerts by
Tony Onorato and the Gentleman of
Jazz could return to downtown Venice.
Onorato had been a fixture at the
Gazebo in Centennial Park for six years,
offering free concerts at 2 p.m. each
Thursday during the winter tourist sea-
son that is, until the city changed
afternoon concerts to 5 p.m. to accom-
modate parking for area businesses
and restaurants.
But the change in concert time
sapped Onorato's band of its listeners.
The band stopped playing.


On Tuesday, city council voted to
accept the compromise offered by
Venice MainStreet, but Onorato,
through Venice resident Mike
Gelormino, told council he wouldn't
be back unless the start time was
brought back to 2 p.m.
Jazz fan Mayor Ed Martin said he
hopes between now and the winter
season Onorato will change his mind.
Spouses gain airport access
Pilots, spouses and business employ-
ees at Venice Municipal Airport will
operate under new airport access rules.
The rules grew out of a dispute with
airport management and some pilots
who allowed their spouses access to
the airport, and post-Sept. 11 security
concerns. The new policy includes a
fee and deposit for an access card and
requires all new pilots or employees to
participate in a training course on air-
port safety.


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doubling in size and in better shape
with air conditioning installed. An
assistant manager will operate the
Bargain Barn. where they will contin-
ue to accept drop-off donations.
The superstore format with 17
associates opened two years ago in
The Rialto Shopping Plaza. Over the
past two years demand for special
educational, language and training
classes has increased. The facility has
proved to be too small to cater with
the increasing demands.
In March, Goodwill announced it
had acquired a former supermarket
in The Rialto Shopping Plaza, a few
yards to the north and had already
begun major renovations. When it
opens, it will be staffed by 48 employ-
ees, including all those transferred
from Englewood.
"This new flagship retail store will
be more than double our existing
location, increasing our property
from the existing 17,000 to 30,000
square feet," said Kirschner. It will be
the focal point for all Goodwill ser-
vices in South Sarasota County.

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4A SUN NEWSPAPERS


WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2009


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Sarasota County Public School District
work at incorporating character educa-
tion into the school environment, only
14 out of 43 public schools were official
Community of Caring schools in 2008-
09. That number will increase to 18 in
the 2009-10 school year.
The main reason for the small num-
ber? Finances.
"It takes money for training to be
officially called a Community of Caring
school," said Mark Grossenbacher, as-
sistant principal at Sarasota Middle
School and Community of Caring
trainer. He will be a presenter at the July
conference.
Grossenbacher was assistant princi-
pal at Heron Creek Middle School in
North Port when that school became the
first Community of Caring school in the
district. In 2006, HCMS was named No.
1 in the nation by the Character
Education Partnership in Washington,
D.C. This year, Sarasota Middle School
earned the distinction of top School of
Character in the state and earned an
honorable mention at the national level.
Of the 14 participating schools, four
are in Venice: Laurel Nokomis, Venice
Elementary, Venice Middle/Oak Park
South and Venice High. Next year, Ven-


ice's Student Leadership Academy also
will participate.
VMS/OPS, a year-one Community
of Caring school, has already won state
awards. During the conference, Crystal
Coluzzi will receive the 2009 Com-
munity of Caring Outstanding Student
Award, and the school will receive the
award titled 2009 Building Bridges:
Including More Children in a Com-
munity of Caring a very special
award only given out one other time.

Goals
The goal of Community of Caring is
to instill civility in children and help
them carry civility into the workplace
and community as they grow up,
according to Grossenbacher.
Grossenbacher said the goal for
schools is to make sure every child has
an adult mentor to instill inclusiveness.
He said studies have shown children
who don't feel included at school just
may not show up for classes.
"To welcome a kid to school does
not take extra time at all," he said. "To
greet a child outside the door in the first
period of school can make all the differ-
ence in their day."
Grossenbacher uses various leader-
ship principles to inspire teachers
when training them in Community of


Caring applications.
"Look at sports," he said. 'Ask how a
coach got a child to play with heart and
ask how to get a child in the classroom
to perform with heart. It's a relation-
ship-based instructional philosophy.
It's owning the child."

Funding
Funding for the Community of Car-
ing program in district schools is
through Gulf Coast Community Foun-
dation ofVenice.
"Typically, Gulf Coast Community
Foundation ofVenice fundingis for South
County," said Wendy Deming, the foun-
dation's chief of staff. "But civility does not
have a border, so we opened up the bor-
ders for North County schools."
Funding goes to help train lead
teachers in the schools to implement
the program as well as Community of
Caring banners and materials.
"The opportunity to participate in
Community of Caring through the
Because It Matters initiative is available
to all schools in the district," said Greg
Luberecki, GCCF spokesman.
"In the first year, we set a cap of up to
14 schools to ensure funding and that
the program worked well," he said.
"The second year (2009-10), we
opened it up to four more schools. The


application is still available on our Web
site, www.gulfcoastcf.org, and schools
can still apply for a Community of Caring
grant. We have a rolling deadline,"
Luberecki said.

Benefits
According to literature from the
national center, schools adopt Com-
munity of Caring to build a strong sense
of community for the children and to ulti-
mately improve educational outcomes.
Dr. William Sullivan, with the Carnegie
Foundation for the Advancement of
Teaching, listed seven attributes of the
program.
Fostering character and citizenship
development.
Improving school attendance and
academic performance.
Improving school climate and cre-
ate a sense of caring.
Including students with disabilities
and foster greater acceptance of diver-
sity.
Creating safe school environments
by preventing bullying and other forms
of violence.
Preventing teen pregnancy
through a youth-development focus.
Reducing tobacco, drug and alco-
hol use.
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LEGAL NOTICES


16 NOTICE OF ACTION

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
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
JULY1, 2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE:
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE PROCEED-
INGS
To: All Persons or entities having or
claiming to have any right, title, or inter-
est in the following property:
ONE 2003 GMC ENVOY
VIN: 1GKET16S736137390
AND $ 9,519.00 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-9731-NC, for
the purpose of obtaining a final order of
forfeiture as to the above described prop-
erty upon producing due proof that same
was used in violation of Florida laws deal-
ing with contraband, pursuant to the Flori-
da Contraband Forfeiture Act, Sections
932.701-707, Florida Statutes.
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:
JULY 1, 2009
JULY 8, 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
07/29/2009, 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.
- 1999 CHEVROLET
1G1ND52TXX6172311
-1995 FORD
2FALP74WOSX108046
-1995 NISSAN
JN1CA21D2ST045467

PUBLISH: JULY 1, 2009

20 NOTICETO 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


20 NOTICETO CREDITORS

NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against said decedent and the decedent's
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. TOWER, 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:


20 NOTICETO CREDITORS

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 SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE
RONALD F. MOTIFF
Deceased

File No. 2009-CP-007606-SC
Division: Probate

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
RONALD F. MOTIFF, deceased,
whose date of death was FEBRU-
ARY 26, 2009, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Sarasota County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is P.O. Box
3079, Sarasota, FL 34230-
3079. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decendent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION 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 OF MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE IS JULY 1, 2009.

Personal Representative:
IDA T. MOTIFF
805 HARRINGTON LAKE DRIVE
NORTH
Venice, Florida 34293

Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative:
Skip Berg, Esq.
Attorney for IDA T. MOTIFF
Florida Bar No. 0135988
SKIP BERG, P.A.
1872 Tamiami Trail S, Ste D
Venice, FL 34293
Telephone: (941) 493-0871
Fax: (941) 497-6617

PUBLISH: JULY 1, 8, 2009
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


20 NOTICETO CREDITORS

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
PUBLISH: 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
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


22 NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
Case No. 2009-CA-005038-NC
CHARLOTTE STATE BANK, a Flori-
da Banking Corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.

ANDY L. VALDES, and his unknown
spouses, if any; and all unknown
parties claiming by, through,
under and against the herein
named individual defendants who
are not known to be dead or alive,
whether said unknown parties may
claim an interest as spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees or other
claimants.
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE -
PROPERTY
TO: ANDY L. VALDES, and his
unknown spouses, if any; and all
unknown parties claiming by, through,
under and against the herein named
individual defendants who are not
known to be dead or alive, whether
said unknown parties may claim an
interest as spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees or other claimants:


22 NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE

described real property in Sarasota
County, Florida:

Lot 4, Block 1675, 33rd Addition
to Port Charlotte Subdivision, a
Subdivision according to the Plat
thereof, as recorded in Plat Book
15, Pagel7, of the Public Records
of Sarasota County, Florida,

has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on W. Kevin
Russell, Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is W. Kevin Russell, P.A.,
14295 South Tamiami Trail, North
Port, Florida 34287, on or before
July 31, 2009, (or thirty (30) days
after the first date of publication,
whichever is later) and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint.

WITNESS my hand and seal of this
Court on June 22, 2009.

KAREN E. RUSHING
Clerk of Circuit and
County Courts
By: C. Brandenberg
Deputy Clerk

PUBLISH:
VENICE GONDOLIER SUN
July 1, 2009
July 8, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWELFTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA

Case No 2007-CA-15853-SC

BANK OF VENICE,
Plaintiff,
vs.

PRECISION CUSTOM HOMES,
INC., a Florida
Corporation, and JOHN OLLIVER,
and KATHRYN
OLLIVER, and KELLY OLLIVER,
and TIFFANY
OLLIVER, and AMERICAN
DRILLING OF SARASOTA, INC.,
and GARY W. CURRY, INC., and
AMBERJACK SANITATION, INC.,
and JOHN DOE
& JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS IN
POSSESSION OF SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY
Defendants.

FORECLOSURE SALES
CONDUCTED VIA
INTERNET:
www.sarasota.realforeclose.com

AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that the
undersigned, KAREN E. RUSHING,
Clerk of the Circuit and County
Courts of Sarasota County, Flori-
da, will on July 16, 2009 at 9:00
a.m. at offer for sale and sell at
public outcry to the highest bidder for
cash, the following described property
situated in Sarasota County, Florida..
The highest bidder shall immediately
post with the Clerk, a deposit equal to
5% of the final bid. The deposit must
be cash or cashier's check payable to
Sarasota County Clerk of Court.

Lot 1, Block 104, 7th Addition to
Port Charlotte Subdivision,
According to the Plat thereof
Recorded in Plat Book 12, Page
19 of the Public Records of Sara-
sota County, Florida.

Pursuant to the Final Summary Judg-
ment in Foreclosure entered in a case
pending in said Court in the above-
styled cause.


22 NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE

KELLY OLLIVER, TIFFANY OLLIV-
ER and AMERICAN DRILLING OF
SARASOTA, INC., AMBERJACK
SANITATION, INC., JOHN DOE and
JANE DOE, as unknown tenants in
possession of subject property,
Defendants.

FORECLOSURE SALES
CONDUCTED VIA
INTERNET:
www.sarasota.realforeclose.com

AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that the
undersigned, KAREN E. RUSHING,
Clerk of the Circuit and Count)
Courts of Sarasota County, Flori-
da, will on July 16, 2009 at 9:0C
a.m. at offer for sale and sell al
public outcry to the highest bidder for
cash, the following described property
situated in Sarasota County, Florida.
The highest bidder shall immediately
post with the Clerk, a deposit equal tc
5% of the final bid. The deposit music
be cash or cashier's check payable tc
Sarasota County Clerk of Court.

Lot 2, Block 104, 7th Addition to
Port Charlotte Subdivision,
According to the Plat thereof
Recorded in Plat Book 12, Page
19 of the Public Records of Sara-
sota County, Florida.

Pursuant to the Final Summary Judg
ment in Foreclosure entered in a case
pending in said Court in the above
styled cause.

WITNESS my hand and official seal ol
said Court this 22nd day of June,
2009.

KAREN E. RUSHING
Clerk of Circuit and
County Courts
By: Suzanne M.
Pomerleau
Deputy Clerk
PUBLISH:
VENICE GONDOLIER SUN
July 1, 2009
July 8, 2009

30 NOTICE OF SALE

ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that the under
signed intends to sell the property
described below to enforce a her
imposed on said property under the Flori
da Self Storage Facility Act Statutes (Sec
tion 83.801-83.809). The undersignec
will sell at Public Sale by competitive bid
ding on the 16th Day of JULY, 2009 al
9:00 a.m. at Value Self Storage,
3000 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, Coun.
ty of Sarasota, State of Florida.
LIST OF UNITS:
UNIT B267A, JILL S. KILLIAN
UNIT C627E, JOSEPH MARCINKEWICZ
UNIT D706, JOSEPH MARCINKEWICZ
UNIT A3067, TODD WILEY
UNIT D702, STACEY A. SEAY
UNIT A3030, BETTY PIERCE
Purchases must be paid for at the time ol
purchases, in cash. All purchased items
sold as is, where is, and must be
removed at time of sale. Sale subject tc
cancellation in the event of settlement
Should it be impossible to dispose ol
these goods on day of sale, the sale wil
be continued on such succeeding days
thereafter as may be necessary to com
plete the sale.
PUBLISH: JULY 1, 8, 2009
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given to the following
person for rent not paid:


WITNESS my hand and official seal of P083
said Court this 22nd day of June, Roy Richardson
2009. Boat and Trailer


KAREN E. RUSHING
Clerk of Circuit and
County Courts
By: Suzanne M.
Pomerleau
Deputy Clerk

PUBLISH:
VENICE GONDOLIER SUN
July 1, 2009
July 8, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWELFTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA

Case No 2007-CA-15860-SC

BANK OF VENICE,
Plaintiff,

vs.


YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an PRECISION CUSTOM HOMES,
action has been commenced to fore- a Florida Corporation, JOHN
close a mortgage on the following OLLIVER, KATHRYN OLLIVER,


The above unit will be auctioned July 31,
2009 at 10:00 a.m.
Terms: Cash.
Storage Depot
247 James St
Venice, FL 34285
PUBLISH: July 1, 8, 2009

38 OTHER NOTICES

Arthur G. Raggio, D. C. announces
the closing of his chiropractic prac-
tice located at 1435 E. Venice Ave
Suite 107, effective June 05, 2009.
Patients of Arthur G. Raggio, D.C.,
desiring their records, may obtain
them from Dr. Raggio, by e-mailing
him at
raggiospinecare@gmail.com or call-
ing 941-321-4262 and leaving a mes-
sage. Records will be mailed to you
free of cost or to the doctor of your
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2009

DEATHS from Page 1A

Modlin and her mother
acquired a loan to reno-
vate the place because
Myers' credit was bad.
In 2005 he went to
court to get the property
back.
In 2006 Modlin filed
for a restraining order
against Myers, which
Judge Lee Hayworth
granted.
Modlin's words on the
petition are chilling.
"He has grabbed me
and shoved me into
walls. The first time I
went over (a) dining chair
and hit my head on (a)
cement floor. He shoved
me into mirrors and
slapped me.
"I'm really frightened
of him because he is so
unpredictable. I do really
think he would kill me.
He is going to really hurt
me or kill me."
She also listed the
types of guns that Myers
owned including five old
rifles and three hand
guns a .44-caliber, a
.357-caliber and a .22-
caliber.
The restraining order
expired on April 24, 2008.
Modlin filed for another,
but Judge Robert Bennett
denied the order saying
there had been no inci-
dents of violence since
the first order in 2006, so
there was no reason to
grant a new injunction or
extend the existing one.
The court decided
against Myers on the
property ownership dis-
pute saying the property
belonged to Modlin and
her mother and it upheld
the 2006 restraining
order which Myers had
attempted to have can-
celed.
Myers and Modlin had
other run-ins with the
law. She was arrested for
cocaine possession, he
for forging Modlin's sig-
nature in an effort to get
the property back. He
was sentenced to 12
months probation for
that crime. His probation
expired this month. In
2005 Myers accused
Modlin of killing his
favorite dog. She said it
had to be put down
because it had rabies.
Incidents
The Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office received
three calls from Modlin
in 2008. The first was on
March 29, when she
complained that Myers
was violating the re-
straining order by mov-
ing into a house on the
property next door to her
7-acre property.
According to the inci-
dent report, deputies
measured the distance
between the house My-
ers was renting and
Modlin's property line as
475 feet which would
violate the order's 500-
foot distance.
However, Modlin's



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and blue jeans. Both ap-
peared to be soiled with
dirt and there appeared
to be blood on his jeans,
the report shows.
When deputies check-
ed the property, the vic-
tims' concealed bodies
were found in a wooded
area near where Myers
had parked Bistranin's
truck. A preliminary ex-
amination by the Sara-


BUYS from Page 1A


months later the empty
shell was purchased for
$1,675,000 by Atlantic
Shores Realty of NewYork.
It was described at the
time as the nicest piece of
dirt on the island because
of its prime location at the
major intersection.
Initially following the
sale, rumors suggested
several deals were in
hand for a sale of $2.3
million. Within a few


house sits 400 feet back
from the property line
making the total distance
875 feet. If the term "resi-
dence meant Modlin's
dwelling, there would
not have been a viola-
tion. If the term referred
to the actual property
line, instead of the house,
then Myers would have
been in violation.
Modlin told deputies
she and her attorney
would seek an extension
of the existing injunction
and deputies suggested
she might want to re-
quest that specific lan-
guage be included that
would address the prop-
erty line vs. the dwelling
issue.
On April 17, 2008,
Modlin called the SCSO
and lodged a complaint
that Myers was trying to
get a mortgage making a
false claim that he owned
the property that the
court had determined
belonged to Modlin.
The case was referred
to the detective bureau
for further investiga-
tion.
On April 27, 2008,
Modlin complained to
the sheriff's office that
she had received a voice
mail from Myers saying
that she was going to be
evicted from the Ken-
nedy Drive property and
that all charges against
him had been dropped.
Modlin also requested
that a formal trespass be
issued against Myers
since he had no legal
rights to the property.
Deputies attempted to
make contact with Myers
without success and
because no crime had
been committed no fur-
ther action was taken by
the SCSO.
The dogs
At the scene of the
crime on Sunday, Sara-
sota County Animal Con-
trol Services removed
two golden retrievers, a
Labrador retriever and a
shih tzu from Modlin's
property. One golden re-
triever that suffers from
diabetes was sent to the
emergency clinic in
Sarasota, treated and re-
leased to animal control
services where the other
three dogs have been
residing, according to Lt.
Tom Stroud, director of
SCACS.
Dawn Spakowski,
DMV is the veterinarian
who cared for Modlin's
dogs. Modlin bred gold-
en retrievers and her
puppies reside through-
out the area.
"She loved her dogs,"
Spakowski said. "Those
puppies are how she
affected the communi-
ty."
Stroud said late Mon-
day that next of kin had
been located and would
be taking the dogs.

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BY SARA KENNEDY
BRADENTON HERALD


The Manatee Community Col-
lege board, which officially be-
came State College of Florida,
Manatee-Sarasota as of today,
OK'd an increase in tuition and
student fees last week. The move
will raise the total per credit hour
cost by 8 percent, starting this fall.
The new tuition and fee sched-
ule will bring the cost for the in-
state, two-year program to $87.88
per credit hour, up from $78.24.
The board also approved
tuition and fees for the new four-
year nursing program. The total
cost per credit hour will be $97.45
for in-state students.
The board approved the tuition


and fee increases partly in order to
fortify its staff and faculty and
ensure it can accommodate the
classes new students sign up to
take, officials said.
"Like all community or state
colleges and universities, we are
required to abide by state funding
allocations, which admittedly can
be complicated, especially when
the allocation includes fees added
to base tuition that vary from insti-
tution to institution and in the
case of universities with branch
campuses, within the universities
themselves," said Jessica Klipa,
SCF's public information coordi-
nator.
The college's summer enroll-
ment is up from 5,787 last year to
6,900 students this year, with the


Bradenton campus reporting a 14-
percent increase; Lakewood
Ranch, almost a 60-percent in-
crease; and the Venice campus, a
20-percent increase, said SCF
President Lars A. Hafner after the
meeting.
"Our numbers are continuing
to explode," Hafner told trustees,
predicting continued growth in
the fall as well.
The new fees and tuition are
part of a $44.7 million operating
budget approved last week, up
from last year's $41.5 million initial
budget, officials said.


Sun staff writer Anne Klock-
enkemper coin tibired to this
report.


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Backflow testing program
Sarasota County Utilities cus-
tomers who are required to install
backflow preventer devices will be
able to enroll in an optional testing
program that may make it more
convenient for them to comply
with the statewide backflow pre-
vention program.
The program will give customers
the option of contracting privately
with a licensed plumber to com-
plete the required annual testing, or
enrolling in a county plan that uses


licensed contractors under a com-
petitive bid for their services.
All service fees in the optional
testing program will be applied in
small, equal monthly charges to
individual water bills. The cost for
the program will vary depending
upon the size of the backflow pre-
vention assembly. The typical resi-
dential pipe size is three-quarter
inch and cost $2.53 per month.
Backflow prevention devices
keep contaminated water from
entering public drinking water


through direct cross-connections
in residential piping and other
sources of water. As of January
2007, Sarasota County Utilities
customers who also use another
source of water on their property
must install a backflow prevention
device and have it tested annually
to ensure it is working properly.
For more information, visit
www.scgov.net and click on the
Backflow Prevention button. Resi-
dents can also call 861-5000 and
ask for Utilities Customer Service.


sota County Medical
Examiner's Office indi-
cated that both victims
died as a result of gun-
shot wounds.
The SCSO forensics
team expects to continue
its investigation of the
crime scene for at least
two more days, accord-
ing to a team member.
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months the asking price
had increased to $3.25
million with planning in-
quiries for a mixed use
office and retail seven-
story building. Then it
was announced owners,
Atlantic Shores, had of-
fered the city the oppor-
tunity to purchase the
site for a high-rise park-
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WA BUSINESS MATTERS
WEDNESDAY
JULY 1,2009


New book helps fami


transfer wealth


BY KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR

Family wealth is com-
posed of more than its
monetary assets, accord-
ing to Bonnie Brown
Hartley, Ph.D., of Venice,
and Gwendolyn Griffith,
J.D.
Dealing with such
assets and especially with
the transfer of family as-
sets between generations
is the subject of their-
soon-to-be-published
book, "Family Wealth
Transition Planning."
In the current econo-
my, with many proposed
changes to tax codes,
such information can be
especially important to
people trying to conserve
assets. Death, divorce,
marriage, illness and
children all affect the
family dynamics and
wealth management es-
tate planning. The au-
thors deal with that and
more in their informative
and easy-to-read book.
Three fictional fami-
lies and their life cycles
are used to illustrate the
author's family wealth
planning methodology.
Also discussed are the
various professions that
can provide advisors and
the ethical duties of these
people.
These scenarios in-


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the lifestyles and even ning" Bonnie Brown Hart-
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EDITOR
(941) 207-1000
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New store offers


craftsman furniture


BY DON BLAIR
SPECIAL TO THE GONDOLIER SUN

What store manager Phyliss Ann
described as a "soft opening" took
place May 1 in the old Basketville build-
ing at the corner of U.S. 41 and Wood-
mere Park Boulevard in South Venice.
Soft as in quiet. No splashy opening.
No brass band. The store still really
needs a nice, fresh paint job (the old
Basketville lettering is still clearly visi-
ble over the entrance.) A much-needed
large Amish Country sign is currently
on order and very eagerly awaited.
Phyliss Ann, meanwhile, is very
pleased with the traffic and business
the store has had since its less-than-
formal opening. (The official one
comes Oct. 1.)
What you will find inside is a very
attractive showroom with all hand-
made furniture from bedroom sets to
living room furnishings, recliners,
entertainment units, roll-top desks,
dining room sets, book shelves, curio
cabinets, trunks and even Adirondack
chairs.
Woods used include oak, poplar,
cherry, maple and even some walnut.
The Three-In-One is a solid-oak cre-
ation that, in one position is a high
chair, in another a child's desk and in
still another a rocking horse. Very clever
and very well made.
If a customer sees and likes an item
but finds it too small or too large for the


space it's to be put in, Amish Country
can build it to your specifications.
Phyliss pointed out that the classic
solid-oak roll-top desk on the show-
room floor can be customized to
accommodate your computer right
down to the screen, the printer and the
desktop tower.
Perhaps more than "hand-made in
Amish Ohio," owner Paula Maes and
Phyliss, her sister, are proudest of this
fact made in the U.S.A. Paula will tell
you that she will sell nothing in her
store that wasn't made in this country,
and 95 percent of it is from Ohio. Of
course, the TV sets sitting on some of
the furniture were not made in this
country but they are for display only.
Paula Maes got her start in retail sell-
ing baskets back in her home state of
Ohio but somewhere along the way got
a yen for having a furniture store and
ended up down in Port Charlotte about
two years ago.
She uses a man named Sam Miller,
also an Ohioan, as her basketmaker. A
family back in Ohio is hand-making
baskets shaped like every state in the
union with the name wood-burned
into them in large letters. The store has
also reached out to local artisans and
stocks their pottery and wreaths on a
consignment basis.
Until that new, larger sign goes up at
the entrance, remember corner of
U.S. 41 and Woodmere Park Boulevard,
with nothing made in China.


Smart cookies


Englewood


jeweler expands to Venice


A long established
Englewood Jeweler has
opened a store in Venice,
Young's Jewelry, 1237
U.S. 41 Bypass in Regen-
cy Square next to the post
office.
Larry and Lesa Young
operate the store with his
72-year-old mom, Mae
Sandhop.
"We have opened this
store to serve our large
clientele because so
many come from Venice
to our Englewood store"
said Young.
They have a compre-
hensive inventory of
large diamonds up to
$40,000. Gemstone and
diamond bracelets, rings,
charms and pendants are
custom made and they
buy whole or pieces of
estate jewelry. Two mas-
ter jewelers and an
apprentice do repairs
while you wait.
In Sterling Heights,
Mich., as a schoolboy he
began cutting stones and
making jewelry lapidary
as a hobby.
He attended a school
for jewelers in Illinois and
taught jewelry in the
Marine Corps craft social
center.
In 1985 he started
Young's Creative Jewelry
in Englewood with
$1,500 borrowed from a
neighbor. Venice store
hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
weekdays, except Wed-
nesdays. Call 484-3388.

Miller's making
more central move
Part of South Venice
for the past 20 years, Mil-
ler's Florist is leaving


Venice Village Shoppes
for a more central loca-
tion at the end of this
month. Owner Sue Med-
hurst will on July 1 re-
open Miller's at 1837
South Tamiami Trail next
to Scott Paints.
Similar to its existing
size the new showroom
will feature her "flower
market" with fresh flow-
ers catering to all price
ranges.
"I will be specializing
more in weddings and
events," said Medhurst
who offers FTD (Florists'
Transworld Delivery,
Inc.,) and Teleflora ser-
vices. She will continue
servicing Venice and the
island, Englewood, North
Port, Nokomis and Os-
prey area.
From New Jersey, Med-
hurst grew up in Tampa
working as an automo-
tive parts and inventory
manager. Thirty years
ago she moved to Engle-
wood again working in a
family automotive busi-
ness until seven years
ago making a career
change acquiring Miller's
Florist. Proud to have
increased the customer
base and accounts since
taking over, she has eight
employees.
Specializing in silks is
Patrick McKinney, a for-
mer Basketville employ-
ee.
Summer opening hours
are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. week-
days and Saturday morn-
ings. Call 497-3660.
Businesspeople
recovering
Following heart sur-
gery at Venice Regional
Medical Center, Freda
Boone, wife of Dan
Boone of Boone, Boone,
Boone, Koda & Frook PA,
1001 Avenida Del Circo is
recovering at home.
"It was a surprise and
more serious than we ex-
pected, but she is doing
well," said Dan Boone,
recalling he had heart
surgery almost two years
ago.
Snowbird CPA Terry
Littrell of Hough & Com-


pany, PA CPA'S, 248 S.
Nokomis Ave., recently
returned from an Alas-
kan tour to his home in
Brevard, North Carolina.
He is recovering at home
following colon surgery.
Farr new president
Businessman Latimer
Farr owner of Farr In-
surance Group, 1865
South Tamiami Trail, was
elected president of the
Venice Nokomis Rotary
Club for 2009-2010. Farr
has been a Rotarian in
this club since 2004. He
succeeded Joseph Po-
korney a retired man-
agement specialist.
Not closing
Contrary to a rumor
circulating in South Ven-
ice, Shannon Patten,
media and community
relations manager, Pub-
lix Super Markets said,
"No, we do not have any
plans of closing the Pub-
lix inVenice Village Shop-
pes. We have so many
loyal customers in the
community that we will
be able to sustain both
locations."
More stores
participating
Numbers of down-
town stores participating
in the 2009 Christmas in
July shopping weekend
have increased to more
than 40.
During Friday and
Saturday, July 24 and 25,
shoppers making pur-
chases will receive draw
tickets entering them in a
competition for three
major prizes with a com-
bined value exceeding
$1,000.
Additionally, some
stores will have their own
prize draws said organiz-
er Sandy McGowan. Call
484-9911.

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

businews@comcast.net


PHOTO COURTESY OF SOUTH COUNTY FAMILYYMCA
Sweetbay Supermarket staff and South County Family YMCA summer campers show
the oversized cookies the campers decorated for their dads: Sweetbay Store Manager
Brian McFarlin, back left; Patty Gibb, deli manager; Melissa Wratten, bakery manager;
and Damaris Alvarado, cake decorator; front row, Crystal Fox, left, Lauren McGrade.
Sweetbay delivered 80 12-inch chocolate-chip cookies along with every color of icing,
sprinkles and decorations to kids who ordered them in advance at cost, only $5 each.


BIZ BRIEFS


Biz Briefs features notices of business-
related events and meetings, new hires
and promotions, new businesses and
significant professional awards, honors
and achievements. Submissions should
be e-mailed to bmudge@venicegondo
liercom.
Be famous
The Economic Development Corp-
oration is accepting applications for
the 2009 Hall of Fame Awards in the
following categories:
Entrepreneur for businesses
that are in their first five years of oper-
ation.
Innovation for businesses that
have innovated through a product,
service, process, technology or part-
nership.
Green to Gold for businesses
that develop green products, services,
processes, technologies or ways of
doing business.
Export Excellence for business-
es that currently export their product
or service internationally.
John Cox Community Partner of
the Year for nonprofit organizations.
All applications must be submitted
electronically. Applications are avail-
able at www.edcsarasotacounty.com.
The deadline is July 8.
Web site launched
J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp., a


commercial general contractor and
construction management firm head-
quartered in Venice, has retained Bask-
erville Advertising Inc. to build and
market its brand. The firm made its
debut Baskerville-designed Web site,
jecharlotte.com, in mid-May.
The 3 year-old construction firm's
work includes a wide range of projects
from multi-million-dollar high-rises
such as the 1250 Medical Plaza, to a
retail convenience and office complex.
Spa Introduces Body-Jet
Eric Haynes, M.D., aesthetic sur-
geon, board-certified anesthesiologist
and medical director of Alluring
Concepts MediSpa, is one of the first
physicians in the state to acquire the
Body-Jet, water-jet assisted liposuction
technology.
Designated
Donald M. Schaefer, first vice presi-
dent and investment officer, and Don
Hay, first vice president and invest-
ment officer, of the Venice branch of
Wells Fargo Advisors LLC., were re-
cently awarded the designation of PIM
Portfolio Manager.
Only 6 percent of the financial advi-
sors at Wells Fargo Advisors LLC. hold
this designation.
Schaefer has been serving local
investors for 16 years; Hay has been
serving local investors for 28 years.







OBITUARIES


WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2009


SUN NEWSPAPERS 7A


Joseph A. Barone
L Joseph A. Barone, 96,
died June 28, 2009,
while residing at Palm
Terrace Nursing Home,
Lakeland, Fla.
He was born Feb. 23, 1913,
in Fredonia, N.Y, to George
and Jennie Barone. He gradu-
ated from State Teachers
College in Fredonia, N.Y, in
1948 and completed his mas-
ter's degree in 1958.
He moved his family from
New York in 1952 and resided
in Nokomis, Fla., until 2001
when he moved to Lakeland.
Mr. Barone was a retired
school teacher, spending most
of his tenure at Venice Ele-
mentary School in Venice, Fla.
At the same time he worked as
chief engineer for the local
radio station, WAMR.
Amateur radio was his life-
long hobby, his interest begin-
ning in his teens. He was a
longtime member of the
American Radio Relay League,
Florida Sunshine Network,
working in emergency situa-
tions to assist officials and
relay messages between con-
cerned family members.
During World War II, Joseph
began active duty in 1940, pre-
viously having served two
years in the New York National
Guard. He was a radio me-
chanic and radar repair In-
structor stationed in the Asiat-
ic-Pacific Theater. He was hon-
orably discharged from mili-
tary service in 1945 with the
rank of master sergeant.
Joseph and Eleanor Barone


were united in marriage on
June 26, 1936, in East Aurora,
N.Y He was preceded in death
by his wife of 64 years and is
survived by sisters Mary Ann
(Don) Reardon of Venice, Fla.,
and Louise Rauch of NewYork;
sons Donald A. Barone of St.
Petersburg, Fla., and Richard
A. Barone (Terry) of Bowling
Green, Fla.; daughters Conney
B. Parkhurst of Lakeland, Fla.,
and Diana B. Pisklo (Richard)
of Sebring, Fla.; nine grand-
children, Kylen Pisklo, Erin
Bass, Peter Barone, John-Jo-
seph (Ryan) Pisklo, Lyle Park-
hurst, Kelly Sleeper, Lindsey
Barone, Justin Pisklo and Jacob
Barone; and seven great-
grandchildren.
Joe and Eleanor were faith-
ful members and servants of
Venice-Nokomis United Meth-
odist Church for over 40 years.
After moving to Lakeland, Joe
attended College Heights
United Methodist Church.
Services: Visitation will be
from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday,
July 1, at Farley Funeral
Home, Venice Chapel. A funer-
al service will be held at 11
a.m., Thursday, July 2, at
Venice-Nokomis United Meth-
odist Church. He will be truly
missed by his family and those
whose lives he touched. To
share a memory, visit www.
farleyfuneralhome.com
Nancy T. Kizer
Nancy T. Kizer of Venice,
Fla., and Morton, Ill., died June
27, 2009, in Venice Fla., with
her husband, Dick, and chil-


dren, Tim and
Patty, at her side.
Born in De-
catur, Ill., in
1930, she mar-
ried Richard
(Dick) W. Kizer
in 1951 and cel-
ebrated their
58th anniver- Kizer
sary last week.
Nancy received her bache-
lor's degree at Bradley Uni-
versity in Peoria, Ill., and her
master's and doctorate of edu-
cation at Illinois State Uni-
versity. She taught in the de-
partment of English at Illinois
State University and later
served on the dean's staff at
ISU. She retired in 1985 from
ISU. She was a member of the
Alpha Phi Sorority at Univer-
sity of Indiana. She was a
member of several bridge
clubs, enjoyed square dancing
and ballroom dancing and was
an avid reader. Nancy was also
a good golfer. Nancy and Dick
live inVenice during the winter
and enjoyed the ocean and the
city of Venice along with their
many friends; they summered
in Morton, Ill., with their fami-
ly and northern friends.
Nancy was a loving wife and
mother and will be greatly
missed.
Nancy is survived by her hus-
band Dick Kizer, children Tim
(Carolu) Kizer of Morton Ill.,
Patty (Steve) Munson of Morton
ill, grandchildren, Katie (Jamie)
Smith, Hope Kizer, Ashley
Wraight, Grace Munson and
Molly Munson all of Morton Ill.


She is also survived by a sister
Jane (Anand) Mehta of Plym-
outh. Mich.
Services: There will be no
public services and Farley
Funeral Home in Venice, Fla.,
will be handling the cremation
rites.
Contributions: In lieu of flow-
ers, memorials in Nancy's
name may be made to the
church or charity of your
choice.
Katharine Lee
Shoemaker
The leaves on Birches rus-
tled, the Breeze could no long-
er be ignored, and Kay's soul
and body responded by strug-
gling to live no more. Kath-
arine Lee Shoemaker passed
away on May 25, 2009, after
suffering with a brain tumor
for over a year.
Born Aug. 21, 1935, in Nap-
panee, Ind., to Fern and O.J.
Shoemaker, Kay's family moved
to White Pigeon, Mich., where
Kay attended primary school
and graduated from high school.
She continued her education at
Bronson Methodist Hospital in
Kalamazoo, Mich., graduating in
1956 and obtaining her Regis-
tered Nurse degree.
Kay worked in the operating
room for several years in
Michigan, Arizona, California,
Alabama and Florida. Her last
O.R. position was at Venice
Hospital in Venice, Fla., where
she made her permanent resi-
dence. Kay finished her career
working for the Sarasota
County Health Department in


Venice until her retirement.
Kay was an avid collector of
Coca Cola memorabilia, old
bottles, found objects, shells
and fossils. She loved traveling,
camping, enjoying the great
outdoors and exploring new
and unusual activities. She will
be missed by her family and
her many friends and co-
workers.
Kay was preceded in death
by both of her parents and is
survived by her sister, Alice
West of White Pigeon, Mich.;
nieces, Diane May of Indiana
and Natilee Johnson of Mich-
igan; and great nieces and
nephew.
Services: No services are
planned.
Catherine M. Warren
Catherine M. Warren, 90, of
Venice, Fla., passed away at her
home on June 26, 2009. Cath-
erine was born Oct. 1, 1918, in
Champaign, Ill.
She moved to Venice in 1985
from Champaign where she
was a professor at Parkland
College for 12 years until her
retirement. She was a member
of St. Henry's Church in Au-
rora, Ky., and a member of the
University of Illinois Alumni
Association.
She is survived by her hus-
band of 59 years, Richard; and
son, Gregory of Benton, Ky.
Catherine was preceded in
death by one brother and four
sisters.
Services: A celebration of
Catherine's life will be held in
Champaign, Ill., at a later date.


POLICE BEAT
Venice Police Department arrests
Autumn Knichel, 33, 100 block N. Pearl Ave.,
Nokomis. Charges: possession of cocaine, possession
of cannabis less than 20 grams. Bond: $1,120.
Sean Michael Williams, 35, 1000 block Capri Isles
Blvd., Venice. Charge: domestic battery. Bond: none.
Eugene Popov, 27, 100 block E. Airport Ave.,
Venice. Charge: obstructing or opposing an officer
without violence. Bond: $750.


Craig Thomas Raia, 18, 500 block Bradenton
Road, Venice. Charge: possession of cannabis less
than 20 grams. Bond: $120.
Richard David Bone, 43, 20 block Manor Drive,
Venice. Charges: DUI with property damage or per-
sonal injury, possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond:
$1,120.
Jerome DeWitt Brown, 52, 200 block West Sago
Lane, Nokomis. Charges: DUI with property damage


or personal injury, DUI having a passenger under 18
years of age (two counts). Bond: $4,000.
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrest
Richard Lee Garland, 48, 1300 block North
Tamiami Trail, Nokomis. Charge: contempt (three
counts narcotics equipment possession or use, dri-
ving while license suspended first conviction, attach
registration license plate not assigned). Bond: $6,000.


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PUBLISHER
ROBERT A. VEDDER
PHONE: (941) 207-1000
FAX: (941) 484-8460
8A
WEDNESDAY
JULY 1,2009


OPINION


GONDOLIER SUN EDITOR
BOB MUDGE
bmudge@venicegondolier.com


OUR VIEW



Time to seize the opportunity of windows


While local, state and national
debate rages over energy poli-
cy, one of the least appreciat-
ed but most productive approaches
to our energy problems has been
overshadowed: conservation. And
yet, conservation measures, such as
making our homes more energy effi-
cient, also carry the added advantage
of creating jobs at a time when this
area's vital construction industry
needs help.
Many communities in Charlotte,
DeSoto and Sarasota counties are
made up of older homes, most featur-
ing energy-efficient concrete block
construction. But because they were
built decades ago, tens of thousands
of these homes were built with energy
thieves such as louvered, single-pane
windows, inefficient weather strip-
ping and under-performing insula-


tion. The same could be said for thou-
sands of older buildings housing
businesses and industrial operations.
The federal stimulus program pro-
vides a $1,500 tax credit up to 30
percent of the total cost of a project -
for residents who retrofit their homes
with qualifying energy-efficient win-
dows, doors or skylights. The rebates
are on top of the $186 a year in savings
a homeowner could realize by replac-
ing single-pane windows.
EnergyStar, a joint project of the
Department of Energy and the En-
vironmental Protection Agency, pro-
vides tips, online resources and con-
tact information for homeowners and
business owners interested in im-
proving the energy efficiency of their
homes or businesses. On the Web, go
to www.energystar.gov or call the hot-
line at (888) 782-7937.


Florida Power & Light offers incen-
tives for homeowners to improve the
efficiency of their insulation, window
shades and weather stripping. The
company also offers incentives for the
inspection and repair of heating and
cooling duct-work.
Even if you don't want to spend time
upgrading your home, you can save
money and conserve energy by par-
ticipating in FPL's On Call program that
turns off power to specific appliances in
your home at certain times of day.
Area governments can make it eas-
ier for residents to upgrade their
homes and stimulate the local econo-
my by creating central clearinghouses
for energy-efficiency measures and
programs and streamlining permit-
ting for energy-saving projects such
as window replacement. Many local
governments offer tax incentives to


entice residents to retrofit older
homes. Perhaps the county could use
State Housing Initiative Partnership
money to offer such incentives.
Area building industry trade groups
should reach out to local governments
to jumpstart such programs and build a
database of participating contractors
who would be willing to participate.
The sheer number of homes whose
windows and doors are in need of
replacement makes this a valuable
market that can't be ignored. In fact,
even without local government help,
we're surprised area contractors haven't
been taking advantage of the stimulus
tax credit to pitch their services to cus-
tomers.
Saving money, creating jobs and
improving our energy security, that's a
big impact for such a modest amount
of effort and investment.


Concern and optimism


BOB VEDDER
PUBLISHER


Superintendent of
Schools Lori White has
now been leading the
Sarasota School system
for a year and while she
did not want the job she
has lived up to everyone's
expectations. Her prede-
cessor, Dr. Gary Norris
had been a hard charging
agent for technological
change and a spender of
huge proportions. Lori
has taken the opposite
approach grow our
programs, look after our
goals, and be fiscally con-
servative, of course much
of that brought on by the
economic downturn.
In recent talks Lori has
spoken about her con-
cern for the state of edu-
cation in the country. She
paints a picture that
while generally younger
kids seem to be advanc-
ing we are losing ground
in high schools and even
college.
She notes that nation-
ally, math scores for high
school youth have lev-
eled off and reading has
dropped, the worst since
1990. Also nationally we
are losing kids in high
schools with graduation
rates sinking to 67 per-
cent from a high of 77
percent. These youth are
not only dropping out of
high school but also col-
lege more than ever. It is
possible for the first time
ever that this generation
will not have any more
education than their par-
ents?
While this is dire news,
the news at home is
much better.
The school system has
done many things to
connect to kids to keep
them in school. The small
learning communities
that try to place kids into
interest areas, and now
the early declared ma-
jors, the freshmen teams
and the specialized acad-
emies and trades, all have
connected with today's
youth. She also sees the
importance of sports to
connect to some kids.
Now students also can go
to technical school while
attending regular school,
and the district has their
first full-blown technical
high school, Sun Coast
Polytechnic in Sarasota,
that appears to be a big


success. Some of the
choice schools like Sara-
sota Military, and Venice's
Student Leadership Acad-
emy have also helped.
That translates to
good news for Sarasota as
we have an 86 percent
graduation rate the best
in years and only a 2.1
dropout rate the lowest
in 10 years. Venice, inci-
dentally, has been at the
top of these marks.
Lori is quick to say that
while some districts are
floundering badly, we
have been able to survive
thanks to the extra one
cent tax our voters ap-
proved that provided $42
million in revenue this
year. Yet the district has
cut hard, some $31 mil-
lion this year due in part
to the exodus of students,
losing almost 100 pupils
a month. Of course, the
reduced revenues locally
and to the state coffers
have been the biggest
cause of the cuts. The
state has given some
short term relief by allow-
ing them to move capital
funds to operating.
However, she sees a
crisis in education fund-
ing coming in a couple of
years if the Legislature
doesn't do something
else.
We solved our poor
management problems
once by choosing long-
time educator Wilma
Hamilton to be our su-
perintendent. With Lori,
once again, she is pulling
together a divided educa-
tion system brought on
by an outsider. Have we
just maybe learned a les-
son that home-grown is
better?


By's Crack: Now-
adays, not only must a
farmer remember
what he didn't grow
but in what field he
didn't grow it in.



The fireworks in Ven-
ice is on for this Saturday.
While they are shot off
from the South Jetty, they
can easily be seen from
beaches in Nokomis and
Venice. The Sertoma
Club and the city made
this possible.

Manatee Community
College is no longer.
Effective today it is now
the State College of Flor-
ida that will make every
student's chest puff up
with pride. And I guess to
match our overweight
youth population, they
have made the cute Man-
atee their mascot.
A year from now the

Please see VEDDER, 9A


LETTERS FROM OUR READERS


Not nice and not constitutional


Editor:
The Nice News that Congressman Buchanan has
submitted three Venice projects to the House
Appropriations Committee is really not nice news at
all.
This is a direct violation of the U.S. Constitution.
These are not federal concerns. Read the Consti-
tution. If the community doesn't want to pay for
these, then we should do without. Now we have first-
hand knowledge of all the pork and earmarks that are
added to bills before Congress.
Just imagine: These are three for Venice. What was
proposed for Sarasota, North Port and other neigh-
boring communities in Congressman Buchanan's dis-
trict?
Imagine 435 Congressmen submitting proposals
for their congressional districts each year. Staggering.
Congress should deal with issues outlined in the
Constitution: coining money and regulating the value
thereof; providing for the common defense by secur-
ing our borders, etc. Read Article I, Section 8 of the
Constitution and see if the above-mentioned propos-
als fit into that section. The Federal government
should not micro-manage states and communities.
We can reduce a lot of pork earmarks if Congress
would only read and follow the Constitution. You pay
their salaries and benefits, so hold each one account-
able. Let them know when they stray from the
Constitution. This is your country.
Anyone reading this letter, anyone who does not
have Internet access, and would like a copy of the
Constitution, call me. I'm in the phone book and I will
deliver to you a copy.


Don't miss
this jewel
Editor:
Are there any resi-
dents ofVenice who have
never been to the Venice
Art Center? I discovered it
soon after moving here
years ago and have been
visiting at every opportu-
nity.
The VAC has various
and excellent art exhibits,
art classes, a great little
cafe for snacks or lunch-
es and displays of unique
and affordable jewelry
and gifts.
What a charming and
accessible treasure we
have right here in our


that the invisible hand of
Big Brother was at work
in warrantless wiretap-
ping and e-mail moni-
toring. This extended far
beyond the original in-
tent of detecting possible
terrorist messages and
soon swept millions of
innocent American citi-
zens within its net.
In charging that the
Obama administration is
jackbooting us "into a
socialistic nation," surely
she needs a lesson in def-
initions: Many of our
local, state, and federal
laws follow a form of
socialism, enacted for
the common good -
Medicare, Medicaid, state
and local laws providing
for police and fire depart-
ments, to name a few.
Her column might
have shock value, but it
hardly furthers reason-
able dialogue.

Glennys Christie
Venice


Kathy Bolam More topics
Venice for a column
Editor:
The rumbling, bum-
midst. Thank you, VAC, bling, stumbling rant
you are much appreciat- from the mayor makes
ed. me wonder what he
could have written
Celia Alvyn about.
Venice Well, first, he could
Shocked but not have written a nice apol-
Shocked but not ogy for the Sunshine law
enlightened violations he and several
Editor: council members com-
Your columnist, Mary mitted.
Kay Ruppel, seems deter- He could have apolo-
mined to parrot every gized for the extraordi-
far-right talking point in nary amount of money
use today, he and council have
I, for one, would rath- spent on lawsuits -
er see a census worker against the advice of the
visibly doing a GPS sur- city's counsel, I might
vey than to know without add the Sunshine suit
seeing, during the past (which could have been
Bush administration, settled at $50,000), the


suit with Milo over short-
term rentals.
And the airport. They
had a $300,000 airport
report re-done because
several members did not
like the first one.
So many topics, but he
chose to complain about
the person who brought
the Sunshine suit. An
admission of guilt on
their part, an apology
and a fine would have
cleared the problem. He
and the others chose not
to.
The arrogance of these
certain members of
council is incredible.

Sam Prost
North Venice
Mowing won't
fix this
Editor:
I definitely agree with
the letter by Anna Holm-
es. East Venice Avenue's
median strips are a dis-
grace. There are so many
weeds below the curbs
and on the street that it
doesn't matter if they
mow or not.
It looks terrible. This
street gets a lot of traffic,
too.

Marita Erickson
Venice
Bill is only
partial solution
Editor:
I have been following
the action on the Amer-
ican Clean Energy and
Security Act, also known
as the Markey-Waxman
bill (H.R. 2454). I was
hoping we would have a
real change to a clean
energy future if this bill is
enacted, but I am con-
cerned that unless there
Please see LETTERS, 9A










MCC to SCF: A new era in education


LARS A. HAFNER
GUEST COLUMNIST


Today, Manatee Com-
munity College officially
became State College of
Florida, Manatee-Sara-
sota. The expansion of
workforce baccalaureate
degrees heralds a new
era in education for our
region and ushers in a
vision for a fundamental-
ly different kind of acad-
emic institution.
First, however, it must
be emphasized that the
change does not discon-
tinue or diminish the
shining accumulated his-
tory of Manatee Junior
College and Manatee
Community College, nor
does it lessen the contri-
butions of the institu-
tion's visionary founders.
The 52-year-old mis-
sion of open access and


legacy of quality educa-
tion at the two-year level
will continue unabated
with the aim of doing
even better. While con-
tinuing the legacy, SCF
will expand greatly the
region's educational fu-
ture.
The impetus for this
change began in Sep-
tember 2008 when the
MCC board of trustees
voted to pursue four-
year workforce degrees
and become a "state" col-
lege. After thorough
needs assessments and
with forceful support
from regional healthcare
providers, the board ap-
plied for a bachelor's
degree in nursing as the
first bachelor's degree.
On March 17, the state
Board of Education
unanimously approved
the application.
With that decision,
MCC joined 13 other
Florida community col-
leges with authority to
offer workforce bacca-
laureate degrees. The
Florida Legislature insti-
tuted the policy of autho-
rizing community col-
leges to offer baccalaure-
ate degrees as a means to
meet community work-


force needs and expand
students' access to quali-
ty, affordable baccalaure-
ate education that would
allow them to obtain or
retool higher level skills
and continue to live and
work in their communi-
ties.





SCF
'AilAL COLLLGL F FLOII VA
M 'A 1 I I S k i s lP I


Our college is an
exceptional example of
the qualities that make
this policy wise and prac-
tical. Maintaining our
community college mis-
sion, we add needed bac-
calaureate degrees; sus-
tain quality programs
with skilled, versatile fac-
ulty adept at change;
move quickly to create or
alter programs to meet
business and industry
needs; are open to innov-
ative and collaborative
ventures with other edu-
cational, public and pri-
vate sectors; and provide
proximity and affordabil-
ity.


Compared to average
Florida university tui-
tion, our associate de-
gree courses are about 41
percent lower. Our BSN
tuition, only $9.57 per
credit hour more than
current two-year tuition,
is about 35 percent lower.
The authority to offer
four-year degrees brought
with it the need for a new
name. The board chose
State College of Florida,
Manatee-Sarasota to sig-
nal the changed status
and recognize our entire
service area. But the
name does much more
- it reflects a bold vision
for a redesigned academ-
ic institution of global
stature that merges edu-
cational levels from mid-
dle school to four-year
degrees into a unified
continuum of successful
academic and career
pathways.
Envisioned within the
SCF continuum are a col-
legiate school, two-year
associate degrees and
four-year workforce de-
grees. Students will move
through middle to high
school and upon gradua-
tion have both high
school and two-year
associate's degrees.


At the same time,
thousands of students
will continue to enter our
two-year programs. All
graduates will have path-
ways into SCF four-year
degrees or to other four-
year institutions includ-
ing our local partners
New College, Ringling
College of Art and Design
and USF Sarasota Man-
atee.
This model reduces
the conventional walls of
education. It brings
school students into col-
lege culture; maintains
the "educational Ellis
Island" of the communi-
ty college; continues re-
sponding to local needs;
provides entry to univer-
sities through the effec-
tive 2+2 system; and
offers, through advanced
technologies, access to
state, national and inter-
national programs.
Just as technology
innovators have merged
various functions into
connected devices, sepa-
rate educational levels
converge to create a sup-
portive and linked cul-
ture of academic oppor-
tunity and success.
Our region is fortu-
nate to have outstanding


educational institutions
with distinct missions.
Certainly MCC has been
a star player in this edu-
cational line-up. As SCF
we will continue to part-
ner with this local team
while changing the area's
educational landscape.
Success will depend
on community and polit-
ical support, the cooper-
ation of SCF faculty, the
continued generosity of
current and new bene-
factors and ongoing col-
laboration with our local
schools, higher educa-
tion and business part-
ners.
Today, State College of
Florida, Manatee-Sara-
sota is a name change
but more important, rep-
resents a new way to
think about education -
a community-based col-
lege with global impact
through technology and
vision that will continue
to make transformative
changes in the lives of
students far into the
future.
Let us begin.

Lars A. Hafner is presi-
dent of State College of
Florida, Manatee-
Sarasota.


LET 'EM HAVE IT: WHERE IS THE BEST LOCATION FOR AN OUTDOOR BANDSHELL? CALL 20-1111.


Leave our neighborhood alone


Satisfied. The majority of the residents in South
Venice Beach, including myself, are very satisfied with
the independent septic tanks and well systems. If
Alligator Creek is being impaired more than in the
past, there are many contributors. These systems are
not the main culprit. Some major ones are newer
developments, roads east of U.S. 41 and 41 runoff
itself. Also consider all the birds and wildlife that
reside and add to the creek and ditches. Leave our
peaceful, modest, independent and well-established
neighborhood alone.


Accountability. I'm
commenting on the arti-
cle in the paper about
council members paying
their own attorney's fees.
I think Bob Anderson,
the city attorney, should
have to pay the legal fees.
It seems like he has given
incredibly poor legal
advice and charges the
city hundreds of thou-
sands of dollars a year to
provide this legal advice.
We have blanks in leases.
Now we have his failure
to see that the council
members had adequate
insurance to protect the
city and them in the
event of a legal snafu,
which we have. There are
dozens and dozens of
opinions that city per-
sonnel are apparently



VEDDER from Page 8A


waiting on from him in
order to proceed against
collections for code
board issues and a myri-
ad of other things. Where
is the accountability on
our city attorney? Why is
he not being criticized to
the same extent of other
people who have fewer
decision-making powers
than he has? Why is he
not being criticized? I
think he needs to go. I
think we need to get a
city attorney who thinks
the city is his only client
and has its best interest
in mind.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Ander-
son's job is only to advise
council in legal matters that
are referred to him. Pre-
vious councils have reject-
ed the idea of having a full-


time city attorney as unnec-
essary and expensive.
Unconcealed. To all
the concealed-weapon
people, let me explain
something: First try to get
a permit to carry before
you mouth off. You must
pay at the firearm permit
class, which makes sure
you know your weapon,
can handle it safely and
know concealed weapon
laws. Next you go to the
sheriff's office a with
photo and get finger-
printed and your back-
ground checked. You're
passed. Then your prints
are forwarded to the FBI,
and further background
checks are made. Only
then are you issued a
permit. This is all done at
the applicant's expense,
which is not cheap. Last,
but not least, the weapon
must be concealed. Any
display of weapon gets
you three years in prison,
no ifs or buts.
Relocate. I'm calling
about the firefighters that
are collecting money at
the intersections. I have
absolutely nothing against
them collecting money,


it's the location that
they've chosen. It's so
dangerous to be out in an
intersection for them,
for pedestrians, drivers,
everyone. I guess they're
collecting for Muscular
Dystrophy or something.
I don't care if they're col-
lecting for my retirement
account, they cannot do
it at intersections. Some-
body's going to get hurt
or killed. Then are they
going to run a collection
at that intersection? Get
out of the intersections
and get to a safer place.
Honor him. Maybe it
would be appropriate to
put a plaque at Patriots
Park in Venice for Clyde
Lassen from Venice High
School's Class of '61 who
won the Medal of Honor.
There's nothing around
town except at the VFW,
where the canteen is
named after him. Also, in
the area on Laurel Road
going out to Myakka Park
the trash is getting very
high; a lot of debris such
as building supplies,
home products such as
mattresses are being
dumped out there. And
in the area by the Circus
Arena next to the asphalt
company, a lot of tree
trimmings are being


dumped in there, and
building supplies in va-
cant lots. Hopefully the
code enforcement board
will get on top of that and
get that corrected.
Bad guys. Shame on
the painting company
that advertised in our
paper. They came to our
home to quote on a job
and left a copy of an
expired insurance policy
and a copy of a Charlotte
city county license that is
no good to paint in Sara-
sota County. Coincident-
ally, a man's wallet was
missing from the dresser
when they left. Buyer
beware.
Mistaken. In regard to
the caller who says that
the city is trying to buy
the airport: The city
already owns the airport;
the proposal was to buy
the Venice Jet Center
business at the airport
that operates services for
jet aircraft.
A shame. I'm calling
about the June 6 letter by
Herb Levine and how the
citizens want no growth
here in Venice. His group
and the Venice Neigh-
borhoods Coalition, it's
hard for them to believe
that most citizens in
Venice want Venice to


have growth. They just
cannot face that. We
want our airport to have
some growth to help the
downtown merchants so
they can keep their busi-
nesses open. Can't they
realize the importance of
this? It's really a shame.
They don't lead our com-
munity.
Unkempt. I'm calling
about the area of public
right of way that's right
up the split of Business
41 and 41 Bypass, just
north of Bird Bay. There's
a whole new section of
grass that was planted
after all the construction.
I kinda thought it would
be taken care of, but look
around, it's not. The grass
is growing wild, the
weeds are growing crazy,
the grass is over the curb.
The city and the county
couldn't take care of the
palm trees that were
there, so what made any-
one think that they
would take care of grass?
They should have filled it
in with pine bark and
spray it now and then
with a natural herbicide
for weeds. Where are our
commissioners? All this
money spent on this
construction and it looks
like garbage.


deal that MCC has with USF for a four-year degree
comes up for renewal. It would not surprise this writer
if that deal was not renewed and maybe, just maybe,
why USF is looking for other campuses like in North
Port. MCC has asked for six more 4-year degree pro-
grams making eight altogether. Incidentally, do not
confuse the State College of Florida with the Florida
State College or Florida State University or the
University of Florida.

Today's Ism: Sunday a lady started a conversation
with me in the grocery store. She just had to tell me
that Venice was a boring place. She said it was "the
place for the living dead."

The city is moving forward to further change
Maxine Barritt Park. They are recommending remov-


LETTERS from Page8A

are some key changes to
the bill that we will not
really stop using dirty
coal and dangerous oil.
As a parent, I believe
in a clean energy future
for my children. This bill
can be stronger in three
ways:
Increasing the re-
newable energy and en-
ergy efficiency standards.
Holding polluters
accountable by restoring
authority to the EPA to
mandate cleaner tech-
nology for power plants.


Limiting giveaways
to polluting industries,
like Big Oil and Dirty
Coal, and instead bol-
stering green job devel-
opment and protection
of vulnerable communi-
ties.
We need a real break
from polluting fuels and
we must move to clean
home-grown fuels like
wind and solar.


Susan Stane
Venice


ing the pad for a band shell or the city's showmobile.
A band shell has been a part of the planning for the
beach area since around 1990. It is one place noise
could be far away from housing.
They feel they could add it to the park where the
cement plants were. That park is a lot of years in the
distance.
City council eliminated some smaller picnic shel-
ters and instead are proposing one large shelter simi-
lar to what is not far away at Caspersen. They did sug-
gest a walkover of the dunes to the beach, which cer-
tainly makes sense.
They also don't want a paved parking lot for eco-
logical reasons. I have to laugh at that as the city
fought the Gondolier Sun hard when we were adding
some parking. We suggested maybe shell or grass.
They insisted on paving, that is their code. We actual-
ly settled with an asphalt strip and grass parking (not
good for heavy use).
The new landscaping with lots of palm trees is nice
on the bypass and south U.S. 41 and onto the island.
That, coupled with the resurfacing of U.S. 41, will
make that nice. I have this hope that when they finish


resurfacing the Bypass they will come on the island
and resurface Harbor Drive that is so cracked it looks
look like an earthquake hit it.
This country in 1776 had 2.5 million people and
today there is 307 million. We have grown up some.
Have a safe and fun July 4th.


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Ortiz lifts Post 150 to win


BY PERRY D. PENTZ
SPORTS EDITOR


MR. SHEEPSHEAD
COLUMNIST


A great time to

take a kid fishing

Most fishermen have great
memories of an adult taking
the time to take them fishing
as youngsters. July is the per-
fect month to make some
memories for a youngster. An
average child does not care
what they catch as long as it
is a fish. Now is the time to
teach them conservation,
politeness to the other fisher-
men, and respect for the out-
doors.
You will gain as much as
the young fishermen. The
feeling of accomplishment
when they catch some fish. I
personally will never forget
the looks on my two grand-
son's faces as they caught
their first fish.
A great place to start
would be a neighborhood
pond. Buy some night-
crawlers and you will be in
business. Use the lightest
outfit that you have with a
tiny bobber. Most area
ponds have bluegills (several
varieties), yellow and brown
bullheads, talapia, possibly
speckled perch (crappie)
and bass. If the youngster is
under 10 years old this is the
best place to fish instead of a
jetty, pier or bridge. I would
not recommend keeping or
eating any of these fish
because of possible runoff
from fertilizers. Be very
aware of gators and remem-
ber, you are the intruder, not
them.
You could also take them
to the beach. Buy some
cooked frozen sand fleas or
shrimp and fish for whiting.
This is a perfect fish for
youngsters to catch. Whiting
do not have any sharp or
dangerous fins and they will
be able to gently handle
them. Rig up with a 4- to /2-
ounce egg sinker above a
swivel. I would use a No. 4
hook with a 12- to 18-inch
leader. If available, use a sand
spike and just wait for a fish
to hook itself. This is a great
system because the young-
ster can wade or swim while
waiting for a bite.
Another idea would be to
invest some money and treat
them to a charter boat
adventure. They will not only
will they catch a few fish but
will experience the thrill of
being on the water. Take the
camera to capture their
expressions when they catch
a fish.
Well, fellow Sheepshead-
ites, we'll talk again next
week.

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



11-12 LITTLE
LEAGUE DISTRICT
16 TOURNAMENT
At Twin Lakes Park,
Sarasota
(All games 6 p.m.)
Wednesday, July 1
Venice National vs. North
Port
Venice American vs.
Englewood
West Central Sarasota vs.
Sarasota Florida
Thursday, July 2
Venice National-NP winner
vs. East Central Sarasota
W. Central Sar.-Sarasota
Fla. winner vs. Venice
American-Englewood winner
W. Central Sar.-Sarasota
Fla. loser vs. Venice Amer.-
Englewood loser


Venice No-Vel Post 159
coach Craig Faulkner admits
Karldwin Ortiz has been strug-
gling at the plate.
Ortiz broke out of it against
Cardinal Mooney with two RBI
including the game-winner in
the fifth inning of Post 159's 4-3
win on Monday at Venice High.
Tied 3-3 with two outs in the
fifth inning, Joe lorio, who had
two hits, doubled. Ortiz, who
went 2-for-3 at the plate, sin-
gled up the middle to score
lorio with the game-winning
run.
"Ortiz has struggled a little
bit hitting but today he came
through big time for us,"
Faulkner said. "lorio hit it well
in big situations for us."
Venice's Josh Boyle started
for Post 159 and cruised
through the first five batters
with five strikeouts. After giv-
ing up two hits and a walk,
Boyle got out of the second-
inning jam with a flyout.
Those two innings increased
his scoreless innings streak to
22.
"I was happy with the way
Boyle pitched," Faulkner said.
"He struggled his second
inning. He just lost his focus a
bit. Really excited with what he
can do."
Venice took a 1-0 lead in the
first inning. lorio led off with a
single and moved to third on an
errant pickoff attempt by the
pitcher. He scored on Ortiz'


SUN PHOTOS BY PERRY D. PENTZ
Venice No-Vel Post 159's Karldwin Ortiz dives back into first base ahead of a throw by the Cardinal Mooney
pitcher in the first inning on Monday at Venice High. Ortiz knocked in two of Venice's four runs in a 4-3 victory.


single.
Mooney scored two runs in
the third inning without a hit
thanks to four walks for a 2-1
lead.
Post 159 (12-5-2) grabbed a
3-2 lead with two runs in the
fourth inning. Brent Krauss led
off with a single. Bret Swikle
reached on a bunt single. Ryan
Golembeski's sacrifice bunt
moved the runners to second
and third base. Michael Knott
hit a liner that was dropped by
the pitcher scoring Krauss with
the tying run. Venice added its
third run when the catcher was
trying to pick off Swikle at third


Venice No-Vel Post 159's Brent Krauss slides safely into home plate in
the fourth inning against Cardinal Mooney on Monday at Venice High.


base but the ball hit Swikle and
bounced down the left-field
line scoring Swikle.
Mooney tied it in the fifth on
two hits before Ortiz' heroics in
the bottom of the inning.
Venice pounded out 10 hits
including two each by lorio,
Ortiz, Krauss and Swikle -
Venice's top four hitters.
Austin Smith picked up
the win with two innings of
relief. Tommy Hanks and Alex
Rodriguez closed out the final
two innings as Post 159 limited
Cardinal Mooney to just four
hits.
"Hanks and Smith did great


jobs pitching for us and so did
Rodriguez," Faulkner said.
Post 159 hosts Port Charlotte
at 5 p.m. Wednesday then play
in a Fourth of July Tournament
Thursday through Sunday at
Braden River Park off State
Road 70 in Bradenton.
On Thursday, Venice plays
Wildwood Braves at 2 p.m. then
plays two games on Friday
against Riverview at 11:30 a.m.
and Manatee at 4:30 p.m. On
Saturday, Post 159 plays Pal-
metto at 11:30 a.m. The tourna-
ment concludes Sunday.

ppentz@venicegondolier.com


Venice No-Vel Post 159's Austin Smith delivers a pitch to a Cardinal
Mooney hitter in the fifth inning on Monday at Venice High. Smith
pitched two innings of relief to notch the victory.


Four Sarasota Crew boats place at Nationals


FROM SARASOTA CREW


Sarasota Crew sent four boats to the
U.S. Rowing National Championships in
Cincinnati and all four placed in the top 17
in the nation including a top-five finish by
the boy's championship 4+.
On the first day of nationals, the boys'
championship 4+ of Alex Taaffe, Jack Corry,
Alex Negroski, Kyle Schmidt and coxwain
Jason Katz, and the girl's lightweight 2X
qualified immediately and moved right
into the semifinals.
On the second day, the boy's lightweight
8+ took second in their first qualifying race
sending them to the semifinals. The girl's
championship 4X qualified for the C final
held later in the afternoon.
On the final day, the boy's lightweight 8+
earning 17th in the nation or fourth in their
final. The girl's lightweight 2X took seventh
in their final or 13th in the nation while the
girl's championship 4X sped their way to
14th in the nation or second in their final.
The day finished with a fifth in the nation
by the boy's championship 4+.
The girl's 2X boat included Emily
Neiwold and Kaitlyn Delaney while the
girl's championship 4X boat included
Christina Niffenegger, Westanna Carleton,
Carli Goldberg and Chelsea Balkam. The
boy's lightweight 8+ included Max Smith,
Matt Sobotka, Hunter Leeming, Marcel
Dupuis, Nick Duncan, Dillan Young,
George Scheibel and coxswain Lauren
Terris.
Athletes invested at least 30 hours per
week over the last two months preparing
for the nationals while also taking year-end


COURTESY PHOTO
Members of the Sarasota Crew competed in the U.S. Rowing National Championships in
Cincinnati and the four boats who qualified all placed in the top 17 in the nation.


finals and preparing for college entrance
exams.
Alex Taafe, Matt Sobotka and Carli
Goldberg will be representing Sarasota at
the JuniorWorld Championships this sum-
mer while Niffenegger, McKayla Taaffe and
Carleton will be heading to Junior National
Team Development Camp.
The opportunity to compete at nation-
als is earned by performances throughout
the entire rowing season.
After the U.S. Rowing Nationals,
Sarasota Crew sits among the high school


rowing elite in the entire country.
The team earned advancement to
nationals by taking medals at State Rowing
Championships in Miami and Sarasota in
April and by taking medals at Regional
Rowing Championship in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
in May.
No other rowing team in Florida,
Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South
Carolina and Tennessee ranks as high. The
U.S. Rowing Nationals is the high school
rowing equivalent of baseball's World
Series.





WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2009


Venice's Bills





takes third





at nationals


BY PERRY D. PENTZ
SPORTS EDITOR

Venice's Parker Bills continues to
show he is not only one of the best
weightlifters in Florida but also in the
nation.
The 17-year-old Venice High junior
took a bronze medal at the 2009 USA
Weightlifting National School-Age
Weightlifting Championships on June
19-21 at the Georgia Mountain Center
in Gainesville, Ga.
A total of 212 boys from all the over
the country competed in the three-day
event among three different age groups
(13 and under, 14-15 and 16-17). In
total, 332 boys and girls lifted at nation-
als.
Bills, who was in the 16-17 age
group, competed in the 56 kg (123.2
pounds) weight class.
In the snatch competition, Bills lifted
73 kg (160.6 pounds) and 90 kg (198
pounds) for a total of 163 kg (358.6
pounds).
The snatch is when the barbell is lift-
ed from the floor to arm's length over-
head in a single continuous, explosive
movement. The lifter is permitted to
move his feet or squat under the barbell
as he lifts the weight.
In the snatch, Bills, who competes
for Team Florida Gulf Coast, was per-
fect on his three lifts as he was success-
ful at 64 and 69 kg on his other two
attempts.
In the clean and jerk, Bills made 90
kg on his first attempt but missed out at
95 kg (209 pounds) on his other two
attempts.
The national champions total was
188 kg (413.6 pounds) while the run-
ner-up was 171 kg (376.2 pounds).
Bills is coming off a sixth-place in the



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April 21
MGL 2 BB: Moe Cohen, Jim Stewart, Chuck
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COURTESY PHOTO
Six Sarasota County bocce athletes participated in the Cape Coral Bocce Invitational
and brought home a trophy. From left are Coach Tina Sitkowski, Chris Henry, JoAnne
McClure, Suzanne Schmidt, Kelly Brady, Sandra Hemmert, Scott Baker and Coaches
Beverly Smith and Trevor Cherry. McClure and Brady also won bronze medals in the
State Games in Orlando.


SPORTS BRIEFS


COURTESY PHOTO
Venice's Parker Bills shows off his medal
after placing third in the 2009 USAW
National School-Age Weightlifting
Championships in Gainesville, Ga.

FHSAA Class 2A state tournament. In
high school competition, lifters com-
pete in the bench press and clean and
jerk.
Bills plans on competing next in the
Melbourne Weightlifting Welcome on
July 18 at Harbor City Crossfit in
Melbourne. The meet is sanctioned by
the Florida Weightlifting Federation.
Lifting begins at noon.

ppentz@venicegondolier.com


Jim Larkin +7 (tied).
April 28
Shamble 2 BB: Caryn Pace, Jackie Nye, Linda
Hansen, Michele Guido -25; Val McNamara, Sue
Stitt, Patti Quagrello, JoAnn Krebs; Kathie
Everhart, Carole Burke, Patricia Rule, Norma
Mielke -22 (tied).
May 5
WGA 2 BB N.O.S.E., 1 BB others: Joyce
Korinek, Susie Bofinger, Karen Reuter, Dolly
Welter -20.
Niners 2 BB T's & F's, 1 BB others: Charlotte
Ressa, Sharon Jarus, Barbara Hayden, Lou
Sawyer -9; Joan Bartlett, Bonnie Clark, Joan
Houston, proxy; Roberta Fuller, Liz McMonigal,
Jean Hansen, Mary Panek -8 (tied).
May 6
MGA 1,2,1 on 6,6,6: Jim Atkins, Dick Stewart,
proxy -20; Bob Buettner, Peter Anthony, Mike
Hoyles -19.
VENICE EAST GOLF COURSE
June 15
Greater Sarasota Junior Golf Association
(GSJGA) Futures Tour (9 Holes): Girls-Kadi
Pallastrone 42, Caroline Warren 43, Lauren
Lindsay 52, McKenzie Hanlon 52, Victoria
Cangero 52; Boys 10 & Under-Patrick Warren 36,
Erik Souchak 38, Louis DelFabro 38, Drew
Angelo 43, Dean Badger 43, Dylan Quinn 44,
Wilson Garrett 47; Boys 11 & Over-Nash Neptune
34, Dylan Hogan 41, Evan Murphy 41, Joseph
Lauro 42, Jonathan Bozer 44, Nicholas Calvani
45, Sean Hanlon 50, Bryan Bruce 52, Grant
Marsh 52, Michale Galvano 62, Jonathan
McNellis 67.


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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 its
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,
and return Saturday, Aug. 29.
To reserve seating, email the Venice
Touchdown Club at vtcfootball@
aol.com.
The Marriott hotel in Chesapeake is
offering special rates to all Venice High
fans making the trip to Virginia.
The cost has been lowered to $109
per night for the weekend.
Point your Web browser to: www.
marriott.com/hotels/travel/orfgr?group
Code=vhsvhsa&app=resvlink&from
Date=8/27/09&toDate=8/30/09
Guests will be directed to the prop-
erty's home page with the code already
entered in the appropriate field. Enter
the number of guests and click on
Check Availability.
Fans can also go to www.marriott
chesapeake.com. The code to enter to
get the special discount is vhsvhsa.
To guarantee tickets to the game, e-
mail the Venice Touchdown Club and
let them know how many tickets are
needed and leave a phone number.
South County YMCA
offering summer hoop camps
The South County Family YMCA in
Venice is holding summer basketball
shooting camp for boys and girls.
The boys shooting camp is July 6-10
while the girls camp is July 13-17.
All the camps are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The camp will teach the basic funda-
mentals of the game as well as drib-
bling, passing, shooting and defense
with competitions and games.
Cost is $55 for members and $75 for
nonmembers.


Register at the South County Family
YMCA and for more information, call
Coach Joe Whelton at 492-9622.
U.S. Kids Golf Tour
stopping in Venice
The U.S. Kids Golf Foundation will
be holding one-day tournaments
throughout the summer and Venice is
their stop three times.
The foundation is a nonprofit orga-
nization and the tours were created to
provide boys and girls an opportunity
to advance their skills without having to
travel long distances.
The tour, which kicked off June 5,
will arrive in Venice at Capri Isles Golf
Club on July 10. The next stop is
Plantation Golf and Country Club on
July 17 and closing out its Venice tour
on July 24 at Venetian Country Club.
The tour championship is Aug. 13 at
the Meadows Country Club in Sarasota.
All U.S. Kids Golf Tour events con-
sists of nine age groups for boys (6-and-
under to 14 years old) and eight for girls
(7-and-under to 14 years old).
An initial registration fee of $50 is
charged for each golfer and another
nominal fee for each tournament.
Depending on the age, the one-day
events consist of either nine or 18 holes.
In order to promote family interac-
tion, parents are encouraged to serve as
caddies. Children ages 8 and under
must have a caddie at all times.
For more information about cost, go
to www.uskidsgolf.com.
Venice Vikings
seeks players, coaches
The Venice Vikings Pop Warner orga-
nization is looking for players and
coaches for the upcoming 2009 season.
The Vikings are looking for 12- to 15-
year-olds interested in playing for the
Warriors.
A head coach is needed for the Tiny
Mite level (5- to 7-year-olds), and cheer
coaching positions are also needed.
For more information, visit www.
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Ever since childhood, Meghan Milliken has carried around a comforting
thought of that Teddy bear a nurse gave her when she was hospitalized at Sarasota
Memorial Hospital.
So it was only natural when, at age 14, she chose to collect Teddy bears for hos-
pitalized children as a Girl Scout Silver Award project.
"When I was 4 years old I got sick and was in the pediatrics unit of Sarasota
Memorial Hospital," Meghan said. "The nurse came in and gave me a Teddy bear.
I thought it would be nice to give other children that same comfort I got when I
was 4," she said.
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Teddy bears, 456 coloring books and 381 boxes of
crayons to the hospital on May 14.
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Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, said those around Meghan felt the need to be part of
something bigger and were drawn to help her.
"Build-A-Bear Workshop was so excited to endorse her cause they donated 100
allergy-free bears to Meghan's project as part of what they considered to be a won-
derful and worthy outreach project," Carol said.
Early on, Meghan went to Build-A-Bear Workshop in Sarasota and talked to an
employee about her project. She said the employee told her Maxine Clark, com-
pany founder and COO (chief operations officer, aka chief executive bear), loves
this kind of project and might donate to the cause. Meghan sent Clark an e-mail
and said she was surprised to learn she would get more than a little help.
"When Meghan told Maxine of her goal, Maxine e-mailed her back that she
would donate the 100 Teddy bears to her cause," said Jessica Auerbach, chief
Build-A-Bear Workshop manager.
Soft touch at SMH
Registered nurse Debbie Harman, head of pediatrics and the Neonatal
Intensive Care Unit at SMH, said the bears are stored in a closet on the pediatrics
unit and given out to age-appropriate children (not
to infants) during a hospital stay or upon dis-
'A nurse goes into patient rooms and
asks the families how things are going,"
Harman said. "If things are not going
too well, a Teddy bear is given to the
child. At those moments, it makes
Please see CHILDREN, 2B
Top, Meghan Milliken, left, a member of the
Venice Girl Scouts; Build-A-Bear Workshop's
:Bearemy; Debbie Harman, Neonatal Intensive
Care Unit and pediatrics clinical manager at
Sarasota Memorial Hospital; and Jessica Auer-
bach, chief Build-A-Bear Workshop manager,
sit amid the 192 Teddy bears donated by
Meghan and Build-A-Bear Workshop. The
Teddy bears are part of Meghan's Girl Scout
service project.
Far left, little Andres Castanon, a patient
on the pediatric unit of Sarasota Memorial
Hospital, held by her mother, Violet
Castanon, finds comfort from a Teddy
bear donated recently by Meghan
Milliken and Build-A-Bear Workshop.
Near left, Taysaun Collins and his mother,
Aileen Collins, enjoy the Teddy bear from
Girl Scout Meghan Milliken and Build-A-
Bear Workshop.


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2B SUN NEWSPAPERS


Volunteers needed to

help cancer patients


FROM THE AMERICAN
CANCER SOCIETY

The American Cancer
Society's Road to Recov-
ery Program needs vol-
unteers who are willing
to drive cancer patients
to and from their cancer
treatments. Volunteer
drivers are needed to en-
sure that all patients are
getting the care they des-
perately need to get back


Adopt a pet


on the Road to Recovery.
Training is provided to
those who want to volun-
teer their time, ensuring
an easy and stress-free
service for patients and
volunteers.
Requirements include
having a good driving
record, a valid driver
license and a vehicle in
good working condition.
Call Marion at 745-
1214, ext. 5803.


July 4 closings
If your business or organization will be closed on
July 4 and/or the following Monday, please advise
Audrey Blackwell no later than Thursday, July 2, at
noon, so that the information can be included in the
July 4 edition of the Venice Gondolier Sun.


CHILDREN from Page 1B
them feel good."

Award
For her efforts, Meghan received the Girl Scout
Silver Award, culminating a 40-hour service project
that is the highest award for Girl Scouts ages 11-14. It
represents a girl's accomplishments in Girl Scouting
and her community as she grows and works to
improve her life and the lives of others, Carol said.
Meghan donated the collection of bears, coloring
books and crayons to SMH, but said she will help any
hospital that is willing to take them and plans to con-
tact Venice Regional Medical Center and Englewood
Community Hospital.
"I plan to continue this project for my Girl Scout
Gold Award," Meghan said. To go for the gold requires
75 community service hours. Any extra hours she
works can be credited toward a high school require-
ment for Bright Futures.
Meghan lives in Englewood, attends Pine View
School and is a member of Venice Girl Scouts Troop
169. She is a member of the National Honor Society
and will enter ninth grade next school year. She is a
member of the youth group at Venice Bible Church.
Her mother is pleased with her daughter's recent
accomplishment with the Teddy bear project.
"She really had a wonderful time doing this," Amy
Milliken said.
Wanting to comfort children may portend a future
career for young Meghan, who said she isn't sure
exactly what she will be when she grows up but thinks
it will be in the health field caring for people.
"It was really cool seeing the children get a smile on
their face when getting a Teddy bear," she said.
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Selby Library hosts Similar
Contradictions art exhibit
FROM THE SELBY LIBRARY

The Selby Library, 1331 First St., Sarasota, is now
featuring works from artists Ali Light and Steve Capri.
The exhibit, Similar Contradictions, will be on display
through Sept. 30 and features works of art created
through the use of nontraditional materials including
leaves, dirt, tar, plaster and concrete.
Light creates symmetry in Light's paintings with
objects, colors and textures that appear polar oppo-
site at first glance, however, upon closer inspection,
the materials seem to blend together, creating one
picture.
Capri's works are material-based, and he refers to
his craft as "picturing." He uses paraphernalia from
our urban environment to reclaim a sense of beauty,
which has perhaps been destroyed, often by the tradi-
tional use of those very same materials.
When exploring the works of Light and Capri, the
viewer is taken on an intimate journey through the
eyes of the artist. Expressing energy, angst, joy, humil-
ity and more, there exists an aesthetic sensibility in
their seamless use of similarly banal materials. Light
and Capri remind us that beauty is both an external
experience and an internal process.
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 1
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RSVP: July 1
Date: July 10
Time: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Gulfcoast Event and
Conference Center, 4740
Cattlemen Road, Sarasota
Notes: For girls 12-17. A girl
does not have to be a member
of Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast
Florida to attend. Participants
will receive Red Cross babysit-
ting certification. Class size
limited. Must preregister.
Cost: $30
Call: 232-4475, ext. 316
Link: www.gsgcf.org
FAA Wings
safety program
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Venice City Hall,
Council Chambers, 401 W
Venice Ave., Venice
Notes: All are welcome to
attend and hear a discussion
on Pilot Decision Making.
Call: Nick Carlucci, 716-5704
Selby Library art exhibit
Dates: July 1-Sept. 30
Where: Selby Library, 1331
First St., Sarasota
Notes: Artwork by Ali Light and
Steve Capri will be shown in an
exhibit titled Similar
Contradictions.
Call: 861-5000
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.bitterendsvenice.
com
Kayaking safety


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


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.-1 p.m.
Where: American Legion, 1770
E. Venice Ave., Venice
Cost: $10
Call: Beverly Miller, 484-7394
Watercolors with Walter


Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Where: Woodmere Park, 3951
Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice
Cost: $20
Call: 861-5000
Evening book club
Time: 6 p.m.
Where: Jacaranda Library, 4143
Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice
Call: 861-5000
Venice Archives
Time: 10
a.m.-4
p.m.,
Monday -
and Wed-
nesdays
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
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
Amphibious
Forces luncheon
Time: 11 a.m.
Where: American Legion of
Venice, No-Vel Post 159, 1770
E. Venice Ave., Venice
Call: Leroy, 497-0345
Food giveaway
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Venice Community
Center, 326 S. Nokomis Ave.,
Venice
Notes: free USDA commodities


for eligible Sarasota County
residents
Call: 379-6333


THURSDAY, JULY 2
Gardening answers


BEST BET UNDER THE SUN


Dabbert

Gallery to open

Summer

a Showcase

Dabbert Gallery's Summer Show-
case runs from July 3 to Sept. 30
and features Robert Baxter's
"Street Performers," 'left, Barbara
Krupp's "On Gossamer Wings,"
S and Jingzhou Bai's"Contem-
plating." Other featured artists are
., Yuqi Wang, Ben Stahl, Eric
U] Boyer, Bill Jerdon, Candace
Knapp and Beatrice del Perugia.
The gallery is open Tuesday
through Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.,
at 76 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota.
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._ visit the gallery online at
-- www.dabbertgallery.com., or call
PHOTO COURTESY OF DABBERT GALLERY 955-1315.


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

Please see VENUE, 4B


MARK YOUR CALENDAR


WEDNESDAY, JULY 1
Suncoast Humane
Society changes hours


Times open: Visiting and
adopting hours are Tuesday-
Friday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and
Saturday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: 6781 San Casa Drive,
Englewood
Notes: The society had to cut
its hours to cut expenses and
is closed Sundays and
Monday, but it is open longer
on Saturday. Admitting and


reclaiming hours are 9 a.m.-
5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday
Call: 474-7884
Link: www.humane.org



FRIDAY, JULY 10
VHS class of 1989
20-year reunion
RSVP July 3
Dates: July 10-
12
Time: Friday 8
p.m.; Saturday ,I
6:30 p.m.
Where:
Friday, Cafe
Venice;
Saturday,
Pelican Pointe
Golf & Country Club; and
Sunday, North Jetty Beach
Notes: Mingling and cocktails
on Friday; dinner, music and
dancing on Saturday; relax on
the beach on Sunday.


Cost: $60 each in advance for
both nights; beach is free
Call: Michelle Ross Litzler,
416-2218
E-mail: VHS1989@verizon.net


FRIDAY, JULY 17
Dine out for Habitat
for Humanity
Where: Cafe Venice, 116 W
Venice Ave., Venice
Notes: Enjoy lunch or dinner
at Cafe Venice on July 17, and
10 percent of your total bill
will go to Habitat for
Humanity, South Sarasota
County.
Call: Ronnie Meurs, 493-6606
Link: www.cafeveniceonthe
island.com


SATURDAY, JULY 18
Beach bash
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.


Where: Nokomis Beach, 100
Casey Key Road, Nokomis
Notes: Venice Community
Center hosts this event that
asks participants to put their
toes in the sand and stroll the
beach and to bring a blanket
or chair. Steel Pan Dan will
entertain and Java Catering
will sell beer and wine, and a
$5 cheese, cracker and fruit
buffet will be sold.
Cost: $5
Call: 861-1380
Sarasota Chorus of
the Keys to perform







Dates and times: July 18, 8
p.m.; July 19, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Glenridge Performing
Arts Center, 7333 Scotland
Way, Sarasota


Notes: This award-winning
chorus will perform as the
2009 Sunshine District
Championship Barbershop
Chorus under the direction of
Don Clause and George Gipp.
The theme is The Music of
Yesteryear.
Cost: $15
Call: 552-5325
Link www.chorusofthekeys.
org



FRIDAY, JULY 24
VHS class of 1979
30-year reunion
Dates: July 24-26
Notes: A reception party, for-
mal dinner, golf outing and
beach picnics are planned.
Advance registration is
requested.
Call/e-mail: NealVanDeRee,
neal@vanderee.com; Theresa
McBee, cptheres@verizon.net;
or call 488-1616.


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





WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2009


VENUE from Page 3B
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, 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 bal-
let
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 U.S.
41 Bypass North, Venice
Notes: The club's mission
is for members to cruise
their boats to fun destina-
tions.
Call: 386-0983
MOPS
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Where: Venice Presbyterian Church, 111 E. Firenze
Ave., Venice


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Call: 726-3804 or 488-2258
Venice Area Garden Club
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Where: South Venice Community Center, Venice
Call: 323-0599


FRIDAY, JULY 3
VHS class of 1989 20-year reunion


RSVP: July 3
Dates: July 10-12
Time: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Friday, Cafe Venice; Saturday, Pelican Pointe
Golf & Country Club; and Sunday, North Jetty Beach
Notes: Mingling and cocktails on Friday; dinner,
music and dancing on Saturday; relax on the beach
on Sunday.
Cost: $60 each in advance for both nights; beach is
free
Call: 416-2218
E-mail: VHS1989@verizon.net
Employment success class
Time: 10:30 a.m.-noon
Where: Women's Resource Center, 701 Center Road,
Venice
Cost: $5 members; $8 nonmembers
Call: 485-9724
Link: www.thewomensresourcecenter.org
Career counseling
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Women's Resource Center, 701 Center Road,
Venice
Notes: Career adviser Ania Morris offers one-on-one
appointments to help with employment resources.
Cost: $5 members; $8 nonmembers
Call: 485-9724
Link: www.thewomensresourcecenter.org
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.thewomensresourcecenter.org
French Club meets
Time: 9:30-
11:30 a.m.
Where:
Venice
Public
Library, 300
S. Nokomis
Ave., Venice
Notes: Basic
knowledge
of French 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
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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

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 Buffalo Bill's
Catering. Lounge is restricted to members and
guests.
Cost: $8
Call: 485-8807 or 486-1854
Friday and Saturday night Jazz Project


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 side-
walk, 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 Monday; 7 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Hecksher Park, 450 W Venice Ave., Venice
Call: Bill, 586-5889


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In an attempt to cope
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mane Society is adopting
new summer hours for
visiting, adopting and
receiving animals. As of
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mum staff needed to
provide quality care for
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services. We are all work-
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Date: Wednesday, July 1
Time: 11 a.m.
Where: Venetian
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Notes: Please join us for
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Date: Wednesday, July 1
Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
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Mental health
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at Jacaranda Boulevard
and Center Road. Kathy
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Perlman launches education


outreach music program


BY AUDREY BLACKWELL
STAFF WRITER


The Perlman Music Program/Sun-
coast, with the support and coopera-
tion of The Juilliard School, Columbia
University's Teacher College, Toby and
Itzhak Perlman and faculty of The
Perlman Music Program, is launching
an education outreach program for
Sarasota and Manatee county schools.
The program will bring former
PMP/Suncoast students back into the
schools to help train elementary and
middle school students to play string
instruments.
The outreach program will serve
four middle schools in Sarasota and
Manatee counties as well as the feeder
elementary schools in the initial year.
The schools have not yet been named.
The schools that will be included have
full-time, certified orchestra teachers
on staff who will encourage students to
participate in string music education
offered by LK String Quartet, which will
be in residence commencing in Oc-
tober.
The quartet comprises young musi-
cians in their early 20s who have aged
out of the Perlman Music Program,
according to Cindy Balistreri, PMP/
Suncoast's consultant who will develop
the curriculum-based programming
for the project. Balistreri recently re-
tired as Sarasota County Fine Arts pro-
gram specialist for the School Board of
Sarasota County.
Pine Vine School in Osprey is the
onlyVenice-area school with a certified
orchestra teacher on board, but will not
participate in the pilot project, Balis-
treri said. Pine View and other Venice-
area schools may be included in this
type of outreach in the future as the
program grows.
The LK String Quartet met as
teenagers at Itzhak Perlman's summer
music school in Shelter Island, N.Y.
Playing together informally since 2002,
the LK String Quartet formed as a pro-
fessional string quartet in 2006 and has
been performing concerts regularly
since.
The LK String Quartet has coached
with chamber music giants Robert


Mann, David Soyer, Donald Weiler-
stein, Paul Katz, Itzhak Perlman and
Merry Peckham. The quartet is com-
mitted to excitement and excellence in
chamber music performance and
study combined with a dedication to
attracting new audiences to the world
of classical music.
Laura Seay, violist of the quartet,
graduate of The Juilliard School and
currently a graduate student at
Teacher's College, Columbia University,
will work in close collaboration with
Balistreri and thus combine both the
latest methods and research in music
education with more than a decade of
hands-on, management-level curricu-
lum development experience.
Winter residency
Now commencing its sixth year, the
PMP Winter Residency in Sarasota has
been providing free admission to
diverse audiences of about 13,000 each
year for rehearsals, performances and
Itzhak Perlman master classes for
young musicians ages 12-20, both out
in the community and on the Uni-
versity of South Florida-Sarasota/Man-
atee campus.
The Perlman Music Program/Sara-
sota is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organi-
zation formed in July 2008 for the
express purpose of ensuring a perma-
nent home for the Perlman Music
Program Winter Residency in Sarasota.
The board of trustees, executive direc-
tor and dozens of volunteers are
responsible for all operations of the
intensive two-week residency hosted
on the campus of USF-Sarasota/
Manatee.
Activities include 17 free public
events and a celebration concert and
dinner at the Sarasota Opera House.
The Perlman Music Program/Sara-
sota is supported through funds raised
throughout the year and at its gala din-
ner the night of the celebration concert.
For more information, visit www.
perlmanmusicprogramsarasota.org.

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PHOTO COURTESY OF SARASOTA MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION
Priscilla R. Mitchell, left, Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation senior vice president
and chief financial officer; Pamela K. Peelor, Linnie E. Dalbeck Memorial Foundation
trustee; and Gwen MacKenzie, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System president and CEO.

Children's garden funded by

Dalbeck Foundation grant


FROM SARASOTA
MEMORIAL
HEALTHCARE
FOUNDATION

On May 14, a dedica-
tion was held for the new
Linnie E. Dalbeck Mem-
orial Children's Garden
adjacent to the child/
adolescent unit at Sara-
sota Memorial Health
Care System's Bayside
Center for Behavioral
Health.
A $25,000 grant made
to the Sarasota Memorial
Healthcare Foundation
by the Linnie E. Dalbeck
Memorial Foundation
funded this project.
The garden, which
includes colorful fairy
tale murals painted by
Jessica Smith, a member
of Bayside Center's food


and nutrition staff, will
be a special place for par-
ents, grandparents and
guardians to visit their
children who are in-
patients.
In addition to being
able to grow plants and
vegetables, the children
can play basketball, bad-
minton and other games.
"The garden will be a
place where children can
get outside for fresh air,
be surrounded by lovely
images that stir the imag-
ination and become par-
ticipants in the amazing
cycle of life and growth
by learning how to raise
and grow plants and
flowers," said Diane Mc-
Mahon, director of nurs-
ing at Bayside Center.
"The staff at Bayside is
truly grateful for this


miraculous garden," she
said
"Linnie Dalbeck was a
very dedicated member
of the Sarasota commu-
nity.
"She never sought the
limelight, but appreciat-
ed all that our communi-
ty offered and continues
to offer," said Pamela K.
Peelor, Linnie E. Dalbeck
Memorial Foundation
trustee and vice presi-
dent and regional trust
adviser at SunTrust.
"Her donation contin-
ues her commitment to
Sarasota she would
have appreciated the
tranquility and peace
that the garden offers to
these very special pa-
tients."
For more information,
call 917-1286.


Venice Church of the Nazarene preschoolers learn about great artists


FROM VENICE CHURCH OF THE
NAZARENE PRESCHOOL

The summer session at Venice
Church of the Nazarene Preschool is
under way. The focus is on getting to
know great artists. Each week a new
artist is introduced and explored.
Through open-ended activities, the
children are encour-
aged to discover new
art techniques and "Our wish
ideas.
Recently, the chil- children is
dren met Leonardo da enjoy the
Vinci and his "Mona
Lisa" painting. A print process a
of the "Mona Lisa" was op a love
hung on each class-
room wall. The children ative expr
examined her facial viewing tt
expression and articu-
lated how she may be as great a
feeling and what she well."
could be thinking el
about. The interpreta- Gil
tions were thoughtful,
insightful and very en-
tertaining.
"She is happy be-
cause she loves to eat
and she is looking at
food," a student said. Another said,
"She looks sneaky, like she is going to
do something bad."
Attention was drawn to the back-
ground colors of the "Mona Lisa," and
paint colors were chosen and mixed by
the children achieving similar tones.
They were asked to show their "Mona


STAFF REPORT


Tess Olson, a graduat-
ing senior from Pine
View School, received a
$1,000 Arts For Life!


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Lisa" smile, and a photograph of each
child was taken, draped in black and
using the backdrop they had created.
"We feel if a child can experience a
painting in this sort of way, then not
only may the knowledge be retained,
but they will feel more relaxed and
familiar as an older student studying da
Vinci," said Gloria Caprio, director.
The lesson plan incor-
porated learning about
for these a new culture. The chil-
dren painted with
that they cooked spaghetti and
artistic followed a recipe for
making individual piz-
d devel- zas.
or cre- Artist Michelangelo
will be featured next.
ssion, The children will use
3mselves the fresco art tech-
nique, which means
tists as painting on fresh, wet
plaster. They will make
and decorate their
ria Caprio, handprints mimicking
director this style. They will also
experience painting
while lying on their
backs and taping a
sheet of paper to the
underside of a table in
order to understand the challenges the
artist had when painting the ceiling of
the Sistine Chapel.
"Our wish for these children is that
they enjoy the artistic process and
develop a love for creative expression,
viewing themselves as great artists as
well," said Caprio.


scholarship in the visual
arts category from the
Foundation for Excel-
lence in Education. The
foundation was launched
in 2007 by Jeb Bush, for-


mer governor of Florida.
His wife, Columba
Bush, founded the
scholarship program
when she was the first
lady of Florida.


COLLEGE GRADUATES


Carole Losey, of Ven-
ice, Fla., was among the
677 who received a
post-baccalaureate de-
gree at The University
of Scranton (Pa.) gradu-
ate degree commence-


ment.
Losey received a mas-
ter's degree in curricu-
lum and instruction on
May 30.
Marlena Knop, of
Venice, Fla., daughter of


Krystyna Knop, of Os-
prey, Fla., and Christoph-
er E. Knop, of Venice,
received an associate's
degree from Oxford Col-
lege of Emory University,
Atlanta, Ga.


PHOTO COURTESY OF VENICE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE PRESCHOOL
Abigail Pal, a preschool student at Venice Church of the Nazarene, flashes a "Mona Lisa"
smile. She learned about Leonardo da Vinci's painting of the "Mona Lisa" during a sum-
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percent of training costs. Qualified training may be held on
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through the area's educational institutions. Popular training
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invest in training with the help of grants.
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Economic Issues

Forum July 30
Topic: "Positioning Your Business for the Turnaround"
Strategies & Solutions A Panel Discussion

Moderated By: State Senator Nancy Detert

Panelists Include:
Joseph Bracle, President/CEO CSI Networks
Matt Walsh, Editor & Publisher Gulf Coast Business Review
Lars Hafner, President State College of Florida
Two additional Panelists are being confirmed from both large &
small business segments

Registration: 7:00 a.m.
Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. Program: 8:00 10:00 a.m.

Venue: Holiday House, 455 U.S.41 Bypass N.

$15 Sponsoring Chambers & Organization Members, Young
Professional Members & Governmental Officials
$25 Non-Members

RSVP now by contacting Charleen Myers at the Venice
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Payment is required in order to confirm reservation

Panel Event Hosted by: Venice Area Chamber of Commerce
Economic Development, Governmental Issues & Transportation
(EDGIT) Committee in partnership with:Venice MainStreet, North
Port Area Chamber of Commerce, Siesta Key Chamber of
Commerce, Venice Area Board of Realtors and the Greater Sarasota
Chamber of Commerce, Englewood-Cape Haze Area Chamber &
Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County

Sponsored By: Janis Fawn Associate Member Ed Taylor Bank of
Venice Victoria Stultz, Realtor Michael Saunders & Company *
Kitchens by Kerrie Pridemore & Associates, CPA's, PA Golf Clubs
of Capri Isles, Calusa Lakes & Waterford White Cement Specialties
/U-Haul Kim Stephens Broker/Associate-Re/Max Alliance Group
* Pop's Sunset Grill Britton's Carpet One Floor & Home Ram
Marine Services, Inc.- Emilio Carlesimo Associate Member Boone
Boone Boone Koda & Frook, PA Polly & Ernie Skinner Harry Walia
* Bella Vita Retirement Communities


A Little Help Nurse Registry
Ms. Courtney Miller
(941) 485-0301
FAX: (941) 485-0314
375 Commercial Court Unit C
Venice FL 34292
alhnr@alittlehelpnurseregistry.com
www.alittlehelpnurseregistry.com
HOME HEALTH SERVICES
PERSONAL CARE,
TRANSPORTATION & MEDICATION
MANAGEMENT
SPONSOR: VRMC Home Health
Mark A. Aufdenkampe P.A.
Mr Mark A. Aufdenkampe
(941) 484-4094
FAX: (941) 484-4539
245 North Tamiami Trail, Suite F
Venice FL 34285
mark@yoursarasotalawayer.com
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ATTORNEYS
LEGAL SERVICES
SPONSOR: Ed Taylor
CIA Carter Insurance Agency, Inc.
Mr. Nicholas S. Carter
(941) 484-4341
FAX: (941) 484-4322
303 Tamiami Trail S Unit G
Nokomis FL 34275
nicholas.carter.472@gmail.com
www.ciacarterinsurance.com
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FAX: (912) 353-5061
4306 Via Del Santi
Venice FL 34293-7069
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FIRST AID & SAFETY EQUIPMENT
MARINE & INSECT BITE/STING
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Mr. Michael P. Juchnowicz, CPCO
(941) 488-4444
FAX: (941) 483-4444
400 E. Venice Avenue
Venice FL 34285
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MAINTENANCE
LAWN & ORNAMENTAL,
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EXTERIOR PEST CONTROL
SPONSOR: Sara Hand
Human Resources Simplified
Mrs. Jean E. Juchnowicz, SPHR, CBM
(941) 926-8888
400 E Venice Avenue
Venice FL 34285
4hrs@comcast.net
www.humanresourcessimplified.com
BUSINESS CONSULTING
SERVICES
HUMAN RESOURCES, BUSINESS
COACHING & TRAINING
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Networking
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JULY 2009
VAYP Networking Event ages 21-40
Thursday, July 9 5:30pm
CrossRoads American Grille, 385 US Hwy41 Byp
Wake Up! Venice -FREE
Wednesday, July 15 7:45am
HarborChase of Venice/Tidewell Hospice
and Palliative Care 950 Pinebrook Rd
Business After Five
$5 members/$10 future-members
Thursday, July 23 5:30 7:00pm
Sr. Friendship Center, 2350 Scenic Dr.
Network Lunch -$12
Monday, July 27* 11:30am
Venetian Golf & River Club, 105 Pesaro Dr


CONTEMPORARY HEARING
It didn't take long for a new Chamber Business to be lauded for
outstanding service and personal attention.
It was extremely gratifying when the Education & Business Development
Committee reviewed two separate letters from seasonal residents of Venice
praising our Business of the Month winner Contemporary Hearing.
In the first letter: "As a "snowbird" from Annapolis, Maryland, I was having
a lot of problems with my hearing aids, which my local MD agency had
done little to help, so I decided to try out Contemporary Hearing. There I
met Blair Post, the audiologist who gave me the most comprehensive and
best hearing test I have ever had. He spent two hours at that time, trying to
program my aides and figure out how he could improve them which
involved ordering software. He then loaned me hearing aids while he
worked on mine! I don't need to buy new hearing aids now but when I do
I will come back to Florida and purchase from Blair. That is how much I
trust him."
The second letter: "As a walk-in customer, I was greeted by Blair Post who
was personable, professional and funny. He took time to talk with me
about my present hearing aids, the reasons why I was not happy with
them and the options I had in order to hear better given my lifestyle. He
suggested a product and then said I could take them for the weekend. I
was stunned! I couldn't imagine someone walk out with $3,000 worth of
hearing aids. I was sold and since my purchase Blair and I have
communicated by telephone from my home in Philadelphia. I dropped by
during my return in January and he knew me right away. Blair Post is a
credit to the Chamber as an exemplary member and businessman."
Contemporary Hearing is located at 525 Tamiami Trail on the Island of
Venice.
Had A Good Experience With A Local Company?
Let Us Know About It! Nominate A Business Today!
Tell your friends and neighbors about a good experience you
had with a local company by nominating that business for the
VACC's Business of the month! Call the Chamber at 488-2236
for more information on how you can help publicize their good
deeds!


Magnolia Gardens
Mr. FrankA. Russo
(941) 539-0482
350 Magnolia Rd
Venice FL 34293
frusso8@gmail.com
www.magnoliagardensvenice.com
ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES
SPONSOR: Julie Podewitz
Pointe of Palms Real Estate, Inc
Mr. Steven LaFountain
(941) 685-1305
FAX: (941) 408-7991
9019 Eagle Bay Ct
North Port FL 34287
stevelaf@comcast.net
REAL ESTATE
Tip Top Nails
Mr. & Mrs. Tom & Heidi Phan
(941) 485-6168
1740 E Venice Avenue #9
Venice FL 34292
NAIL SALONS
NAIL CARE FOR LADIES &
GENTLEMEN
SPONSOR: Simone Coseo
Venice Cleaning Company
Kimberly Percey
(941) 375-1500
FAX: (941) 445-5273
664 Everest Road
Venice FL 34293
kiminvenice@gmail.com
www.venicecleaning.com
CLEANING SERVICES
RESIDENTIAL & OFFICE CLEANING


Venice Safe & Lock
Mr. Joe Moyer
(941) 484-3101
FAX: (941) 629-9705
1890 Tamiami Trail Unti C
Venice FL 34293
locksmith@mysafeandlock.com
www.mysafeandlock.com
LOCKS & LOCKSMITHS
LOCKSMITH SERVICES &
SAFE SALES & SERVICE
Walia Companies
Mr. Harry S. Walia
(941) 321-6437
FAX: (941) 488-4846
639 Cornwell on the Gulf
Venice FL 34285
harrywalia@aol.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
SPONSOR: Ed Taylor
ASSOCIATE MEMBER
The Friends of the Venice Community
Center, Inc.
Mrs. Vera R. Nash
(941) 861-1380
326 S. Nokomis Ave
Venice FL 34285
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Regional Library, 2050 Forrest Nelson
Blvd., Port Charlotte. Call Bob at 697-
3055.
Hearing Loss Association of
Charlotte County
The Hearing Loss Association of
Charlotte County (formerly SHHH)
will have its next meeting at 2 p.m.
Friday, July 3, in the Palm Room at the
Charlotte County Cultural Center on
Aaron Street in Port Charlotte. Special
amplified listening devices will be
available. Call 624-2947.
Heart Healthy Nutrition classes
Rachel Chambers presents a free one-
hour overview of nutrition options,
8:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and noon, first
Wednesday of the month (July 1) at
Venice Regional Medical Center, 540
The Rialto. To RSVP call 483-7354.
Nia with Matt
Nia is fun, pleasurable fitness that
combines three movement art forms
to heal and energize the body, mind,
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.
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 insur-
ance 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 second floor of the Pat Buster
Building at the Senior Friendship
Centers, 2350 Scenic Drive, Venice.
AMP is always looking to train new
counselors. For more information, call
584-0051.
Co-Dependents Anonymous
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 Episcopal Church
library, 513 S. Nassau St., 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. Call


Ray, 497-6879.
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,
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


MEDICINE from Page7B


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German customs
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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 /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 of experi-
ence welcome. Call 468-8124.
Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7:30
p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays in the
Suncoast Auditorium of Englewood
Community Hospital, 700 Medical
Blvd. Call 426-7655.
Al-Anon
Al-Anon and Alateen family meetings
take place several times a week at
area locations. Call 426-7655 or visit
southfloridaal-anon.org.
* 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
Trail, 7 p.m. Sunday
Yoga and tai chi at Spa Venice
When: Daily classes Monday through
Saturday
Where: SpaVenice, 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
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
Where: Venice Beach, near the pavil-
ion
Notes: Free yoga on Venice Beach with
Elin Larsen
Call: 408-9642
Yoga for everyone
Time: 6:15 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Venice Community Center,
326 S. Nokomis Ave.
Cost: $8, discounts available
Call: 408-8205


Gulf Coast Medical Group invites you to attend:

"All You Need to Know A bout Face:
The Ins & Outs of Facial Cosmetic Plastic Surgery"


Presented by:
Charles L. Rodriguez, M.D., P.A.
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Renaissance Plastic Surgery
Chief of Surgery, Venice Regional Medical Center
Introduction By: Rose Baez, M.D.
Board Certified in Internal Medicine
"Effective Communication Between Your
Primary Care & The Specialist"


Thursday, July 9th

6:00- 7:00 p.m.
3884 Central Sarasota Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34238


Please RSVP to:
941-244-9430


Suzy Cohen is the author
of"The 24-Hour
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Cookbook proceeds

feed the hungry


STAFF REPORT


'A Taste of Heaven to
Benefit the Hungry"
feeds more than the
body. It also feeds the
soul.
Paula Caithness pro-
duced the book, with the
help of family members
and friends, out of her
desire to help feed the
hungry in the communi-
ty. Mark Caithness, her
husband, donated the
money to publish the
cookbook.
The book contains
200 recipes and would
normally retail for $14.
However, Caithness
gives the book away for
free and asks recipients
to write a donation
check in any amount
and mail it to the
Salvation Army. A pre-
addressed donation
envelope inside the book
helps the donation
along.
"Your donation is on
the honor system be-
cause you take the enve-
lope home and follow


your heart as to how
much your donation will
be," Caithness said.
'Any amount is wel-
come. The more than
120 helpful hints in the
cookbook are worth the
donation alone," she
said.
Caithness added that
many children and
adults go to bed hungry,
"but we can make a dif-
ference in someone's life
today."
The cookbook is
available at the following
locations:
* Caithness Construc-
tion, 2440 North Tami-
ami Trail, Nokomis (two
blocks north of RVWorld
on U.S. 41);
* Pawprints Essentials,
1512 U.S. 41 Bypass,
Venice (Starbucks cen-
ter);
* The Island Gourmet,
201 W. Venice Ave., Ven-
ice; and
* Sarasota Porsche, 5005
South Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota.
For more informa-
tion, call 918-2417.


FROM GULF COAST
COMMUNITY
FOUNDATION OF
VENICE

Gulf Coast Community
Foundation of Venice
awarded nearly $400,000
in grants in June to help 21
local nonprofit organiza-
tions provide vital services
in the community.
The grant funding will
enable homeless individ-
uals and families to get
hot meals at facilities in
Venice and Sarasota,
help children in North
Port to attend summer
programs and allow vic-
tims of domestic abuse
in Englewood to receive
critical assistance. A list
of grant recipients is on
the foundation's Web site
at gulfcoastcf.org.
Grants to The Salva-
tion Army-Sarasota and
to Fishers of Men Bible
Church in Venice will
help both organizations
provide hope and hot
meals to the homeless
at their respective Center
of Hope facilities. Fishers
of Men received a $5,000
matching grant to sup-
port operations at its
own Center of Hope, a
soup kitchen and office


that provides food, cloth-
ing and social services to
the needy in South Sara-
sota County. The Salva-
tion Army will use its
$20,000 grant to help pay
for a full-time line cook
in the kitchen at its Cen-
ter of Hope emergency
shelter, which serves be-
tween 600 and 700 meals
a day, every day.
In North Port, about
115 children will be able
to attend summer pro-
grams at the Gene Mat-
thews Boys & Girls Club
thanks to a $20,000 foun-
dation grant to Boys &
Girls Clubs of Sarasota
County.
A $5,000 matching
grant to Boys & Girls
Clubs of Charlotte Coun-
ty will help that organiza-
tion cover expenses for
its Englewood program
at L.A. Ainger Middle
School, which serves
about 75 children.
Most of the other
grants target operating
expenses at nonprofits.
These operating grants
are designed to help
community organiza-
tions remain on solid fi-
nancial footing while
they try to meet increas-
ed demand.


HOURS from Page 5B


belonging to families in
need through some local
church food banks and
Meals on Wheels. Thrift
stores in Englewood,
North Port and Venice
offer quality donated
household goods and
other merchandise at
bargain prices with mon-
ey going to support the
society.
Snyder added, "The
Suncoast Humane So-
ciety has a very impor-
tant mission: to reduce
the number of homeless
animals and improve the
quality of both human
and animal life. We are
confident that our com-
munity will support that
mission, especially through
these tough times."
The Suncoast Hu-
mane Society is located
at 6781 San Casa Drive,
Englewood, FL 34224.
Visiting and adoption
hours are Tuesday
through Friday 10 a.m.-
5:30 p.m., and Saturday
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Adop-
tions cannot be pro-
cessed one half-hour
prior to closing. Admit-
ting and reclaiming
hours are Tuesday


through Friday 9 a.m.-
5:30 p.m. and Saturday 9
a.m.-4:30 p.m. It is closed
Sunday and Mondays.
For information on
programs and services,
call 474-7884 or check
the Web site at www.
humane.org.


ACADEMIC HONORS


Rhyan William Rice,
of Venice, graduated in
May 2009 with a bache-
lor's degree from Shorter
College, Rome, Ga.
Megan Clipse, a 2007
Venice High School grad-
uate, has been named to
the Lutgert College of
Business dean's list at
Florida Gulf Coast Uni-
versity, Fort Myers, for
the fall 2008 and spring
2009 semesters. Clipse is
the daughter of Patti and
Kevin Clipse of Venice.
Andrew Horan, of
Venice, made the dean's
list for spring semester
2009 at the Georgia
Institute of Technology.
Undergraduate students
earning a 3.0 or higher
academic average for the
semester gain the dis-
tinction of being named
to the dean's list at
Georgia Tech.


MILITARY NEWS

Army Pfc. Bryan A.
Van Vleet has graduated
from basic combat train-
ing at Fort Jackson, Co-
lumbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks
of training, the soldier
studied the Army mis-
sion, history, tradition
and core values, physical
fitness, and received
instruction and practice
in basic combat skills,
military weapons, chem-
ical warfare and bayonet
training, drill and cere-
mony, marching, rifle


William Mehserle, of
Venice, earned the dis-
tinction of faculty honors
for spring semester 2009
at the Georgia Institute of
Technology, Atlanta. Un-
dergraduate students
earning a 4.0 academic
average for the semester
gain the distinction of
faculty honors at Georgia
Tech.
Russell Harris, of
North Port, an environ-
mental studies major,
has been named to the
Maryville College dean's
list for the 2009 spring
semester.
Qualifications for the
list include a grade point
average of at least 3.6 in
all work undertaken with
no grade below a "C."
Harris is a 2005 graduate
of Venice High School
and a 2009 graduate of
Maryville College.


marksmanship, armed
and unarmed combat,
map reading, field tac-
tics, military courtesy,
military justice system,
basic first aid, foot
marches, and field train-
ing exercises.
He is the grandson of
Diane Jones of White
Pine Tree Road, Venice,
Fla., and son of Rhonda
Wiler of Battle Creek,
Mich.
Van Vleet is a 2003
graduate of Pennfield
High School, Battle Creek.


PHOTO COURTESY OF BOB BYLER
50TH ANNIVERSARY


Byler


Bob and Ruth Byler of
South Venice celebrated
their 50th wedding an-
niversary Sunday, June
28, 2009, which also was
Bob's 79th birthday.
The Bylers were mar-
ried in 1959 at Barry, Ill.,
by Bob's father, a 50-year
Baptist minister. Bob has
self-published his fa-
ther's autobiography and
a book of sermons.
The Bylers have three
children: Rena Breeding


of Elizabeth, Colo.; Greg
Byler of South Venice and
Diane Pasley of Madison,
Wis. They have seven
grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren.
Their anniversary was
celebrated with friends at
their home. A trip to be
with family at Branson,
Mo., was canceled be-
cause of Bob's open-
heart surgery June 9. He
had a triple bypass and is
recovering well.


Meals on Wheels needs volunteers


Volunteers are needed
one to one and a half
hours per week as substi-
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to deliver meals to area
residents. Volunteers are
also needed for office


work one to three hours
per week. No experience
required.
A little bit of your time
can make a big differ-
ence. Call Donna Cubit at
496-8065.


Prospective students
and parents are invited to
learn more about State
College of Florida, Man-
atee-Sarasota's programs
and services at upcom-
ing admission and col-
lege funding workshops.


The workshops are
scheduled at 6 p.m.
Tuesday on July 14 and
July 21 at both SCF Bra-
denton, 5840 26th St. W,
Building 14; and SCF
Venice, 8000 South Tami-
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State Sen. Nancy Detert deals a blackjack hand to Bob
Anderson at the Sertoma Club "Saturday Night Fever"
Reverse Raffle fundraiser for the Sertoma Speech Clinic.


SUN PHOTOS BY MARTY DOVEr
State Sen. Nancy Detert
talks with Harry Walia, who
has filed to run for Venice
City Council Seat 4.


Outgoing Sertoma Club President David Joyner, left,
and Gondolier Sun Publisher Bob Vedder compare '70s-
style hairdos.


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Janis Fawn, left, says hello to Johnny and Aundria
Castleberry at the Sertoma Reverse Raffle.














Barbara and Patrick
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Barbara's great perfor-
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It was "Saturday Night
Fever" June 13 at Mission
Valley Golf & Country Club
when the Sertoma Club of
Venice held its reverse raffle
fundraiser for the Sertoma
Speech Clinic at the South
County Family YMCA.
Co-chairs Robert Harrison
and Pamela Gallagher turned
the club into a disco, com-
plete with flashing-colors
dance floor, spinning disco
ball and nonstop disco
music. Quite a few dancers
were dressed for the '70s.
John Ryan was resplendent
in pink trousers and a pink
print shirt with puffed arms.
State Sen. Nancy Detert
was the dealer at one of two
blackjack tables that drew
large crowds vying for a $100


prize, won by Wendy Greig.
Many silent auction items
were displayed, thanks to the
generosity of the community.
In the putting contest,
with a beautiful sunset
backdrop, Gondolier Sun
Publisher Bob Vedder bare-
ly missed a 50-foot putt for
a chance to putt for $1,000.
The last putter to try for the
prize, C.J. Fishman, did not
hole it either.
The reverse raffle winner
of a diamond bracelet, donat-
ed by Reflections in Gold,
was a very happy Jan Lugar.
The big winners of the
night were the Sertoma
Speech Clinic and the people
of the Venice area who bene-
fit from its services. Thank
you, Sertoma Club, for
putting the "fun" in fundrais-
er, and to the many sponsors
who helped to make this
evening possible.
In case you forgot ...
It is never too late to
donate to the Sertoma Club
of Venice fireworks fund. The
club pledges $10,000 each
year, regardless of whether or
not it collects that much,
which is added to the city's
share of $15,000.
You can still donate to any
club member or send a check


made out to Sertoma Club of
Venice (note for Fireworks
Fund) to PO. Box 621, Venice,
FL 34284. Give a big thank-
you to the club for making
sure Venice has one of the
best fireworks displays in the
area every year.
Boiling at the craft fair
The heat index was about
110 degrees for both days of
the 17th Annual Centennial
Park Craft Fair June 20 and
21, but that didn't keep the
shoppers away. Vendors from
Clearwater to Naples, with
fans whirring in their booths,
displayed their craft wares at
this Venice MainStreet event.
In the spirit of the compa-
ny's name, the Freedom Boat
Club vendor handed out free
bottles of water from a cooler.
Volunteers Jan Baker and
Russ Johnson staffed the
Venice Area Beautification Inc.
booth on Saturday, as Jean
Trammell and Kathy Lehner
did forVenice MainStreet.
Chris Cortman, sans hat
and sweating bullets, collect-
ed donations for the Sertoma
Club fireworks fund.
All the volunteers deserve
a big hand for their dedica-
tion, and thanks to all who
came out to support this
popular off-season event.


Jan Lugar and her husband, Fred, are happy even before learning that
Jan won the diamond bracelet reverse raffle prize.


Paul Moseley, left,
Rick Tacy and David
Joyner are three
past-presidents of
the Sertoma Club of
Venice almost.
Joyner turns over
the gavel to Kevin
Lingard July 1.


Jean Trammell and Kathy Lehner tend the
Venice MainStreet booth at the
Centennial Park Craft Fair.


Jan Baker and Russ Johnson are full of information
about VABI during the craft fair.


A drenched Chris Cortman collects dona-
tions for the Sertoma Club fireworks fund
at the craft fair. He was scolded for not
wearing a hat, but at least he kept hydrated.


Native Floridian Joy Mohnet and
her dog, Molly, came from
Sarasota to the farmer's market
and the craft fair in Venice.


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RE/MAX Palm Realty 1-888-809-
1500
In Punta Gorda Section:
$$159,000! Saltwater Canal
Front! Bank Foreclosure! Punta
Gorda!
View this at www.viewhomesto-
day.net call 1-888-809-1500
RE/MAX PALM REALTY





PORT CHARLOTTE:
UNFINISHED HOME!! Concrete
Shell Only, Sec. 15. 23156
Lark Ave. $74,900. obo
941-628-2883
VENICE $$199,000! BANK
Foreclosure! Lake Front! Minutes
to the beach! New Home! Nice
Street !Bank wants an offer
RE/MAX Palm Realty 1-888-809-
1500 View it at www.viewhome-
stoday.net call to get "free fore-
closure list"

PORT CHARLOTTE
FOR SALE
1025


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NORTH PORT $$92,500! BANK
FORECLOSURE! Newer Home!
Great Condition! Built 2005! 2000
Sq Ft
Great location! View it at
www.viewhomestoday.net or call
1-888-809-1500! RE/MAX PALM
REALTY call to get "free foreclo-
sure list"

NORTH PORT 3/2/2 2000SF
under roof, exc loc, nr. shopping,
many extras, Asking $175Kobo
941-429-8023

PORT CHARLOTTE $127,300!!
Waterfront Pool Home! Canal
leads to the Gulf! View this and
other foreclosures at
www.viewhomestoday.net
RE/MAX Palm Realty 1-888809-1500


PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2.5/2 GOR-
GEOUS Gormet kitchen, SS appli-
ances, marble firs. Unbelievable
pool. $159,900.941-380-0889

PUNTA GORDA $$159,000!
Saltwater Canal Front! Bank Fore-
closure! Punta Gorda!
View this at www.viewhomesto-
day.net call 1-888-809-1500
RE/MAX PALM REALTY


VENICE FOR SALE




PELICAN POINTE, newer 3BR/
2BA, pool, lots of tile, upgrades,
$395,000 firm. 908-642-8314

WATERFRONT




ENGLEWOOD: WATERFRONT
No Bridges to the Gulf Of Mexico.
4/3/2 Updated Pool Home. $468K
WATERFRONT with No Bridges to
the Gulf Of Mexico. Owner
Financing & Newer Roof.
$339K
Terry Long Always Long
On Service! 941-830-2347
RE/MAX Bayside

CONDOS/VILLAS
FOR SALE
1040


Birdbayrealty.com
Bird Bay Village
Golf, Tennis, Pools,
2/2 Large Deluxe $135,900
2/2 Poolside Split Plan $146,900
3/2 Conv. Furn. Lakeside $139,900
2/2 On Golf Course $143,900
3/3 Furn.Twnhse Condo $249,000
2/2 Split Bayhouse Condo $149,900
2/2 Golf Course Brkfst Rm $150,000
2/2 Bargain Near Shops $104,000
2/2 On Saltawater Lagoon $155,000
2/2 Beautiful $114,900
3/2 Riverclub $294,900
2/2 Lakeside $119,900

Call For Full Inventory
730 US-41 By-Pass N., Venice,
FL 34285
(941)485-4804 or
1-800-464-8497

DEEP CREEK 2/2 Completely
Renovated 2005, lakeview, pool,
tennis, near 175 & shopping,
$54,000 941-276-4153 by ownr
PORT CHARLOTTE, SPA-
CIOUS, secure, single, exc.
cond. 3 dbl closets + storage.
$65,900. (941)-624-6910


ICONDOS/VILLAS
FOR SALE



PUNTA GORDA EMERALD
POINTE WATERFRONT 1,2 & 3BR
Condo's & Villa Boat Dock, Pools,
Tennis. Fin Avail 941-626-3350.


ruN iAn ,UKAIri/ Ib1-i_, mIIl-
LION DOLLAR WATER VIEWS
FOR $299,900, 2/2 Harbor
Plus Sunroom, Boat Slip
Available 941-286-9647 Agt
www.thinkpuntagorda.com
To Advertise in
The Showcase
of Homes
Please Call Jill
941-429-3116
or Email;
jilld@sunnewspapers.net
VENICE ISLAND 55+ was
$175k, Now $75k, 2/2 w/ pool
Renovated. Immaculate. Furn. Will
trade for house 423420-1143

I MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE
1090

CALOOSA LAKE Village -
3bd/3ba home with canal view.
Split bedroom plan. Lg master
bedroom w/ Ig walk-in closet has
a bath located on either side of
the closet, 1 for her & 1 for him.
Add'l bedroom also features a
walk-in closet. Spacious kitchen
w/island & breakfast area.
$159,000. Keller Williams Realty
Lake Wales. 863-221-0932.
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

WANTED TO BUY



SHORT SALES &
FORECLOSURES
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(941)-766-7091

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INVESTOR
Has rental homes and
lease option homes
available.
Tell me what you
want, where you
want it & what you
can afford.
(941)-662-0961

HOMES FOR RENT




*North Port Homes Affordable I
3BR & 4BR Newer, I
Spacious, 941-223-6067
Owner Broker I


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MOVE IN FOR SECURITY ONLY
4br/2ba/2cg
North Port Single
Family Homes Starting at $825.
Now Open Mon Fri 8-4
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Houses start $500
941-629-1121
| allfloridarealty.com







48 UNFURNISHED HOMES
ALMAR-RENTALS.COM
SHORT TERM FURNISHED
ALSO AVAIL
'WE NEED MORE LISTINGS'


HOMES FOR RENT




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




AWARD WINNING
SUNBELT MGT.
SERVICES
RENTALS*
*3/2/2 Lanai,
Harbor Blvd., P.C. $750 Mo
*3/2/2 Lanai,
Waterside St.,P.C. $900 Mo
COMPLETE LISTINGS
(941) 764-7777
sunbeltmatservices.com

DEEP CREEK, 3/2/2 w/pool,
$1000 mo. 1st & dep. Call 941-
8154520
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


EAST ENGLEWOOD 3BD +
Office 2BA/2Gar 1900sf, New
home, No smoking. $950+ last &
sec. 1 yr lease. 941-214-0766
EL JOBEAN 2/2 Mobile home
on canal Pet ok, BRING YOUR
BOAT. $600/mo 941-350-1288
ENGLE. 2/2/1 furn/unfurn,
$800 mo + utilities, annual, 1st &
sec, avail 8/1, 941-830-8927
ENGLEWOOD & South Venice
BEAT THE HEAT!!!
3 POOL HOMES AVAIL
$925 & up WEST COAST
PROP. MGT 9414730718
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Englewood
2/2 Essence,Dbl wide $650
3/2 Oceanspray $850
Commercial Condo,
Edgewater Ctr $800
N. PORT
2/1.5 Talbot $675
Rotonda
2/2 Boundary $500
2/2 Boundary Condo $500
Pt. Charlotte
2/1.5 Abscott,Canal $650
2/1 Conway Blvd (W) $625
All new interior.
2/2 Condo Maria Manor $600
Short Term or Seasonal
2/2 Polynesian Village from $700
2/2 Harbor Cove from $1000
2/1 Green St from $700
2/1 LB Breezes from $1200
1/1 Riverhouse from $1200
1/1 Harbor Village from $900
2/2 Lazy River from$775
3/2 N.Port,Pool from $1500
ANNUAL RENTALS
Diana Legg, Mgr.
Your Rental Experts
941-681-1189
941-475-7011
website: www.icre.us

ENGLEWOOD 3/2/1 (2) to
choose FENCED YARD $850 UP
2/1/cp Near downtown $650.
WEST COAST PROP. MGT
941-4730718
RentalsFlorida.net
ENGLEWOOD EAST, short term
2br/2ba furnished, utilities
included, clean, NP/NS $800/mo.
$300/wk. 941-7164305
ENGLEWOOD
GULFSTREAM, $800+ 3/2/2,
tile, carpet, clean, quiet, no
pets/smoke.
941-473-9030

ENGLEWOOD Rentals
M&M Property MGMT
CALL 941 473-9616 or
mmDroDertymnmtcom
ENGLEWOOD WATERFRONT
2/2/1 lanai, dock, No bridges to
Bay 2 TO CHOOSE FROM $875
WEST COAST PROP. MGT
9414730718
RentalsFlorida.net
ENGLEWOOD WATERFRONT
quick access to gulf,
1445 Cortes, 2/1, $700 mo.
941- 628-5027
ENGLEWOOD, 3/2/2 + LR,
FaN. Rm. & Lanai. Quiet street.
$975 mo. Call 941- 468-2571.
ENGLEWOOD/CAPE HAZE
3BR/3BA updated home Near Boca,
Beaches & boating. Pet ok. $925.
941-350-1288
ENGLEWOOD/Rotonda West
4/2/2 pool,golf,$1350 mo. 908-
399-3731 lindarecinilello7@yahoo.com




For a Complete List Go To
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$675.................... 2/2/CP Condo, Gated
$775.................... 3/2/CP Condo, Gated
$820 .................. 2+/2/2 Gated NP
$850 .......................3/2/2 on canal- PC
$895 ....................3/2/2 NP Homes
$1200 .................... 4/3/2 pool PC
GULF COVE 3/2/1 waterfront,
w pool, pets ok, 5272 Conner
Ter. $995 mo (941)468-3490
HARBOR HEIGHTS 3/2/CP, Shed,
W/D, Nice yard. $750+ sec. Pets
considered 941-815-8818


HOMES FOR RENT






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

NEED A HOME
Rent till own.
(941)-255-0046
&- NEED A RENTAL &-
Paradise Properties
& Rentals, Inc.
941-625-RENT
NOKOMIS, 2/1, newly remodeled tile
floors W/D hookup, $700 mo. 1st,
Lst +Sec good wter 941416-1861
NORTH PORT Clean 2BR/1BA
w/carport, W & D & screened
lanai, $600/mo. + Sec. deposit
Call 941-564-6979 ask for Steve
NORTH PORT 3/2/2
1700SF living,
Nice area,
$795 (941)-725-1355
NORTH PORT 3/2/CP, fenced,
fresh paint, tile throughout., utility
rm., storage shed. $725 mo. 1st
& sec. 941- 468-0325
NORTH PORT 3BR PET FRIENDLY
home, totally fenced in. Newly
remodeled, Very clean. (941)423-
4601/(262)-968-2918
NORTH PORT Sable Trace
2/2/1 +den, W/D hookup,
upgrades, lake view, $750 mo.
(941)-730-7495 (941)-429-1219
NP 3/2/2 Newer home near
Haberland & Price. 1600sf, Split
plan $875+sec (941)-276-0075
P.G. Coach House fully furn, all
util, sat. TV, 1st, last & sec.
$525. Leave message for Bob
941-575-1905


PORT CHARLOTTE 2/2 or 3/2,
tile, lanai, appl. w/d $675-$995
mo. 1st + sec. Ann. Sm. pet ok
(941)-626-1514
PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2 large
yard, new appliances, new car-
pet, pets ok, avail. July 1st
$750mo. 941-276-2779.
PORT CHARLOTTE 2/1/1,
Cambridge, Saltwater-
front......................... $700
PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2 Mid-
way,.............$750
Burnt Store Village, 3/2/3
w/ pool, Islas Dr. ..........$1300
PORT CHARLOTTE 2/2
Condo family sec-
tio n .................. .. ........ $6 5 0
NORTH PORT Sable Trace
2/2 condo, new, golf
course............ $750
We need homes & condos
yearly & seasonal.
Cornerstone Real Estate
(941)-743-5525
PC 3/2/1, Gardens of Gulf
Cove, pool, amenities, $800 mo.
716-485-8343
PC Lrg., 2 bdrm, 1 bath,
central heat & air NEW
blinds & carpets, No Pets
$550. (941)-743-3489
PC, 3/2/2 clean, attractive
$800. mo., $800 sec 472
Fletcher St. 941-766-9525
PC, Lamont Ave. 3BR/2BA/
2CG, lanai, large back yard.
$875. Rick 754-244-0347
PGI 210 Delido Ct. 3/2/1.5,
recent paint inside & out, SS
appl., $875. (941)-626-2293
PORT CHARLOTTE Cute
3BR/2BA, Updated, very clean,
new carpet fenced yard, small
pool $900/month 941-809-9664
PORT CHARLOTTE 2/2/1
Canal, Enclosed lanai, workshop,
clean, quiet, sen. disc. NS/NP
$695/mo. 941-764-0654
PORT CHARLOTTE 2/2/CP
Family Room, new paint & carpet,
rent & rent to own, $700 mo +
sec 941-815-7588
PORT CHARLOTTE 3/1,
Pets ok, $595 month
(941)468-3490
PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2 Over
1300SF, CHA, W/D, Hookups,
Newer Paint, Tile, Carpet, Ref,
Range. Treed, Pets OK.
22035 Hernando $650+Sec+ Pet
480-202-7612
PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2/
1CRPRT, W&D, carpet & tile.
Clean. On canal. $750 mo.
941-661-4771, 941-661-8431
PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2/ CP, all
tie, Ig. lanai, on canal, fenced yard.
$675. mo+sec. 239-3538331.
PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2/1,
Pets ok, 1050 Red Bay, $795
mo. (941)468-3490
PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2/2 on
fresh water canal. Nice area.
$850 mo., $900 sec. NP. Call
(941)-629-2858.
PORT CHARLOTTE 3BDR (off
Conway), $675 mo. Updated.
W/D, Sec. 8 approved-no pets.
941-276-3618
PORT CHARLOTTE 4/3/2,
GRASSY POINT, 24 hr gate sec.,


Boat dock, 1 min to harbor.
$2500/mo. (941)-286-2546
PORT CHARLOTTE 5BR/3BA
tile & granite, Dbl lot, fenced,
jacuzzi in Mstr, laundry rm.
$1400/mo 305-233-9878
PORT CHARLOTTE BEAUTIFUL
3/2/2 w/pool, huge scrn lanai,
on sailboat canal. $1200 mo.
Steve 941-457-2244
PORT CHARLOTTE, 2/2/2 Split
lanai $695. mo. AppI. Nice area.
502-875-2437, 502-682-0199


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PORT CHARLOTTE, 2 poss.
3/2/2, W&D, wood & tile in nice
area close to shopping. $750.
mo.+lst & Sec. 941-961-7338
PORT CHARLOTTE, 2br/2ba
$600/mo + security Call Jim
(941)-726-5077
PORT CHARLOTTE, 3/2/2
NICELY FURNISHED. 1 block
rom river. N/S $975/Mo.
(941)-258-1264 I
PORT CHARLOTTE- 2/2 unfur-
nished home for rent. $650.
with Lg. fenced yard and
lanai. 1100 Vinita Ave. Call to
see 941-626-3163 629-2923
PORT CHARLOTTE- 3/2/2 w/
lanai, tile throughout & granite
counters. 1/2 mi. from Home
Depot $850 Tony 941-391-4018
PUNTA GORDA 1BR/1BA Lanai,
pool, rec. center, Lease Option
Owner finance (941)-979-9782
or 941-380-4490

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Waterview, htd pooVspa, dock w/lift,
300 BelAir Ct.$1600.941-205-2952
PUNTA GORDA 3/2/2 newer
key west style home w/rear
screened porch, all appl.
Quiet street. Ready now.
11430 Second Ave. $850/m
+sec. 941-626-3628.
PUNTA GORDA 3/2/2, pool (barn)
$1600 (house only) $1900 (w/barn)
Rent-A-Home Services 941-661-1770
PUNTA GORDA waterfront pool
home, 2 poss 3 bedrm, 2 bath,
$1100 mo. Pirate Harbor water-
front, 3/2/2 & 2 boat lifts, $1500
mo. (941)-628-6197
PUNTA GORDA, on canal,
Peace River view, 3BR/2.5BA, all
modern 2300 SF home. $950
mo. Call Carol 800-850-8649 ext
0.




CONDO/APARTMENTS
All Locations
STARTING AT $475!!!
941-629-1243
sunstarrentals.com
ROTONDA WEST VERY NICE
3/2/2 TILE, SCREENED LANAI
$895. 941488-8143
OWNER BROKER
ROTONDA 4BR/2BA POOL
HM. LEASE OR MTH TO MTH.
$900/MO 894 BOUNDARY BLVD.
(941)-662-0551
ROTONDA, Courtyard home,
3/3/2, pool, good for entertaining,
Furn or Unfurn. $1,950. Optional
rent to own 941-815-8871.
ROTONDA WEST, 2/2 Pool
home. Totally renovated. Over-
looks Canal. $850. mo. 941-204-
2400
ROTONDA WEST, 3/2/2 Pool,
1700sqft. $1200. mo. Floridian
Realty Services. 716-4754
SOUTH VENICE 2/2/2, very
clean, updated, fenced, lawn ser.,
N/P, N/S. $775 mo.
941-815-0247
SOUTH VENICE, 2/2/CP. Newly
modeled. $950. mo + Utilities,
Annual. 364 Tihami. Call (941)-
485-9588
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 GARDENS, 2BR/1.5BA,
tile, new kitchen & bath, available
now. $850 mo. (941)-408-1271
VENICE GREAT HOMES
$700-$975 941-492-4280
Gulf Coast Rentals & Real Estate
Co.
VENICE, JACARANDA Col-de-
sac 2/2/2 screened lanai w pool,
clean, NP/NS $1200 mo. w pool
& lawn service. (941)-497-0522
WARM MINERAL SPRINGS,
2/1,enc. lanai, util. rm., quiet st.,
Avail. 7/1. $675mo + sec. (321)-
327-7072 or 321-720-2926

CONDOS/VILLAS
FOR RENT
Z 1240

29 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, 2/2, Near 175 &
Shopping, Lakeview, Pool, Tennis,
W/D, NS/NP. $600 mo.+ sec.
941-276-4153.
DEEP CREEK, Gardens 2/2 New
paint, carpets, pool, tennis, NP $600
+elec 941-575-7559 or 661-7585
EL JOBEAN, 2/2 waterfront
$700/mo + sec (941) 764-6069


I CONDOS/VILLAS
FOR RENT
1240

ENGLEWOOD 1ST MONTH
FREE 12 mins from venice 2br
w/ den 2 ba 1300sf, pool
$399. moves you in $750/mo
941-4730450
ENGLEWOOD BAYFRONT
3/2/2, 2000 sf. $1350/$1850
Pool, Tennis. Furn/Unfurn.
$1350-$1850.
941-468-2709
NORTH PORT $99.00 MOVES
YOU IN! First Month FREE with annu-
al lease. 3/2/1 luxury condo
1425SF under air. Small Pets OK.
CALL FOR APT 941-350-2704
MARK V DEVELOPMENT
Emeral Oaks 4520 S Biscavne Dr
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
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
PGI 2/2, Waterview, Tile, 1100
SF, Pool, Tennis Courts, Dock
Avail., $750 (941)-661-0993
PORT CHARLOTTE- 2/2 tile
throughout, pool privileges. No
pets. $625. mo. (941)-206-0250


PUNTA GORDA EMERALD
POINTE, Waterfront Tennis, pools,
dock, nicely furn, 1, 2 & 3BR's.
941-626-3350
PUNTA GORDA near Fishermans
Village, Townhouse & Condo both
2/2 (941)-637-0195
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, 2BR/2BA, tiled
through, Very clean, 3 blks to
beach/dwntwn. Deck for grilling ,
$790mo. (941)-485-3061
VENICE ISLAND- 2/2, ground
floor, furnished, private beach.
No pets. $1200. 941-266-7754
VENICE ISLAND. 2/2 Condo
New carpet, lots of tile,
water & sewer & basic cable
incl, no pets, $795.00
Owner/Agent 941-484-6301
VENICE ISLE. Spacious comer
condo. 2BR/2BA. Lanai, furn.
Cable TV. 55+ Near Shops &
Beach. $750. 847-272-8794
VENICE Newer 2/2+ den,
1st floor end unit w/ upgrades.
Waterside Village, N/S.
(941)-416-3987
VENICE, Mission Lakes, 2/2
condo, $700. 1st & last. Water &
cable incl.No pets.941-484-1909


FOR RENT
1300

ENGLEWOOD., 2/1/CP, lanai,
$575. Also 2/2, W&D incl. $600.
(941)-460-9403
ENGLEWOOD & ROTONDA
2/2/2 & 1/1/CP $495 UP
9414730718
WEST COAST PROP. MGT
RentalsFlorida.net


ENGLEWOOD 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


I DUPLEXES
FOR RENT
W4 1300


ENGLEWOOD,
spacious 3br/2ba, w/dish-
washer & W/D,
$750/mo. + dep.
941-474-4921


MURDOCK AREA, 2/2/1,
large walk-in closet, pantry,
$600. (941)-423-0486
NORTH PORT, 2/1 duplex.
$500 Small pet ok. Walk to
stores $400 dep.
239-272-4548
NORTH PORT, 2BR/1BA,
Lanai, Newly Remodeled, Very
clean, Appl. $675 & Sec.
(810)-794-3721
PORT CHARLOTTE Newer 2/2,
tile, W/D hookups, lawn care,
$650 + +. Owner 207-749-1159
or Amy 941-380-0839
PUNTA GORDA completely
remodeled, tile throughout, 2/1,
$600 mo. (941)-639-2823
PUNTA GORDA ISLES 2/2, End
of canal, Dock, Lanai, all appli-
ances, Small pet ok. $675. 607
Via Tripoli. 941-575-7867
PUNTA GORDA, 2/1, large,
remodeled, nice yard, quiet,
210 Peace Island Dr.
$595 mo. 786-255-2805
VENICE, 2BR/1.5BA, lanai,
CHA, very clean, references,
$650 + sec. 941-468-1206


FOR RENT
1320


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.
CHARLOTTE HARBOR, -furn,
clean & neat, 2/1, scrn lanai, cov-
ered parking, $550 NP/NS, 1st,
last, damage, (941)-764-3969
CHARLOTTE HARBOR APT 1/1,
waterview, possible small pet
start $425, call 239-543-5252,
239-849-3039
CHARLOTTE HARBOR 1st Mo.
FREE Almost new lbd/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.
VENICE, DOWNTOWN Embassy
1br apt. $600/mo. + $600 Sec.
Walk to beach & churches. N/P.
(941)-2440700
ENGLEWOOD, 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

VENICE ISLAND
Eff, 1 & 2 br, Immed. occup. No
pets 941416-5757or 3236466

NEGLEWOOD: MANASOTA KEY,
steps tobch. 1 & 2BR, until. & cable incl.
Sm. pets, $175-$230 wk. Long term.
941-7163660
NOKOMIS: 2 BEDROOM APT.
1/2 Block to Nokomis Beach.
$800/mo,
Less with maint.
Assistance. 1st, Last & sec.
941-488-5672
NORTH PORT 1/1 Apt.
$450 Mo + $400 sec dep. .
Call Jim for detail 941-726-5077

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


ANNUAL HOUSES &CONDOS ALSO AVAILABLE
701 AUBURN COVE VILLA- 2/2/2, basic cable inc., sm pet considered, 1077 sq.ft........$9501

330 DANTE 2/2/1, pet considered, 1392 sq.ft $950,

153 MESTRE PLACE 2/2/2, Venetian Golf & River, pets considered, 1267 sq. ft........$1100

.Jj 6Jt SG*Wt 2/2/2, Pelican Pointe, pets considered, 1463 sq.ft.................$1100

616 LESLIE LANE 2/2/2, Villa Le Grande, 1500 sq. ft...........$1000................fumished....$1100

NOW RESERVING FOR 2010 SEASON
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FOR RENT
1 1320

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


PUNTA GORDA, 2BR apt. in pri-
vate 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)-769-4720


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 CLEAN 1/1
condo, Sunshine Villas. No smok-
ing, no pets. $500. mo. incl.
water New ref. & water heater.
941-624-3644
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, 1/1 beside
Burnt Store Marina, util. incl. New
remodel. Rent as low as $100
wk. 239-283-0221, 941-421-2248
PUNTA GORDA, 1BR starting
@ $475, 2BR $550. Studio
$425. With 12mo lease, 3rd mo
free. Small Dep. 941-628-6834
PUNTA GORDA, Historic District,
studio, immaculate, water incl.
$495 mo. 850-841-9414
PUNTA GORDA EFF. $160 week,
1 Bedrm apt. Pet Friendly. $175
wk. Incl util. Triangle Motel -
941- 639-8356
VENICE- LAST MONTH FREE.
Ibr $600, 2BR $695. 1ST & SEC.
N/Pets. Sea Jay Apts, under new
mgmt. 941-232-9893
VENICE 1/1 FURNISHED
W/UTILITIES. NO PETS, $320
BI-WEEKLY, 1ST/LAST & $500
SEC. 941-416-5293


I APARTMENTS
FOR RENT
* 1 1320

VENICE CAPRI ISLES, unfurn.
2/2, W/D, pool, tennis, NP, $700
mo. annual. (941)-232-9893
VENICE CLUBSIDE APTS.
1 bedroom Avail. $99 Moves
you in. Call (941)488-7766.
VENICE FURNISHED 1/1 LR, Kit,
dishes, linens, TV etc... utilities incl.
$180/wk (941)4930260
VENICE ISLAND 1BR Apt. And
Nokomis:1BR mobliehome, both
$550/month+security & utility or
$140/week 941484-1104
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, NS 9414830053
VENICE ISLAND, 2br/lba, near
hosp, on Plaza Mayor. $750/mo.
incl water & cable. $750 Sec.
941-587-9997
I rVENICE STUDIO &
1BR. Accepting Section 8
..L.IIVouchers. 941488-7766

Venice Woodmere
Apts of Venice
SUMMER SPECIAL!
PLUS $500 CASH
1BD/1BA: $620
2BD/2BA: $755
woodmereapart-
mentsofvenice.com
941-496-4161
VENICE ISLAND efficiency apt.
2nd floor $400 per month,
941-484-2206 or 941-485-5698

| MOBILE HOMES
FOR RENT
1340

ARCADIA Brand new! 2B/2B,
inc. apple, lot rent, sewer, water,
trash, pool, club house & more.
Just $525 mo. 55+ Park, Desoto
Village Call Sherry 330-773-3351
ENGLEWOOD 55+ Park No
Dets 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
NOCATEE & KINGS HWY.
Several available!
From $400 $750. Incl CHA
1st & Sec 941-624-0355

EFFICIENCIES
FOR RENT
1350

PORT CHARLOTTE 2 ROOM
suites fully furn. Waterfront, wire-
less internet $180.& up.
941-629-4046


I EFFICIENCIES
FOR RENT


PORT CHARLOTTE large beau-
tiful 1BR eff for responsible adult
w/ref. $550 mo. incl. all util 1st
& last. 941-456-3367, 941-743-7210
PORT CHARLOTTE, BANANA BAY
Waterfront Motel
Extended Stay $195/wk incl.
Cable, internet & utils. swimming
pool, fishing. Sm pet OK.
941-7434441
www.bananabaymotel.com

ROOMS FOR RENT



CHARLOTTE HARBOR, Full
House Priv, Internet, DSL, Cable,
Pool Table, $125 wk, All Inc. 941-
625-8140
CHARLOTTE HARBOR,
w/house priv. All util. priv.
entry/mstr. bath, huge, closet.
$125 wk. 757-329-4885.
ENGLEWOOD, Large clean
room, private entrance & bath,
small fridge. Beach access.
$125/wk. 941-474-4345
PORT CHARLOTTE ROOM
with house privileges, includes utili-
ties. $105 weekly + deposit.
941-276-2681.
PORT CHARLOTTE $450/mo
includes utility, all amenities
POOL. RICK, (941) 875-1349
PORT CHARLOTTE private
home, furnished room, No pets.
$400 mo. (941)-391-5881 or
(760)-608-0978.
PORT CHARLOTTE, full use of
totally remodeled home on water.
$100 wk. (941)-623-8166
PORT CHARLOTTE, Clean &
Quiet, $120 wk. $400/mo incl
utils, furn'd, refs. 941-743-3070.
941-740-2565
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
PORT CHARLOTTE, Room, all
access, no pets. Midway/Harbor
area.$200/ move in $115/wk.
(941-661-8585
PORT CHARLOTTE/ENGLE-
WOOD, ONLY $100/Wk Priv entr,
cable, ac. util incl. 941-763-
2930, 276-3134,276-3518
PUNTA GORDA, FURN., all incl.
$120 wk. 2-3 BR apt. $850. mo
N/P 941-639-1089 or 623-7921
PUNTA GORDA, clean fully furn.
room, all amenities, pool, cable,
50" TV, $80 all inclusive, move in
$140. (941)-575-9577
PUNTA GORDA, Furn. room.
w/priv. bath Incl util. Female. Must
like small dogs/bird. $125 wk.+
Dep. 941-661-6730


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941-486-8686


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ROOMS FOR RENT



SOUTH VENICE 1/1 No pets.
Separate entrance. $450/mo,
includes utilities. (941)-496-9109
SOUTH VENICE Private furn. rm.
& bath, TV, in exchange for light
housework. Approx. 2 mo. No
smoke/drugs/pets.941-488-6023

RENTALS TO SHARE



ENGLEWOOD- Farm lady to live
in & help w/ household duties in
exchange for room & board. Priv.
bdrm. & bath. (941)-474-7334
NORTH PORT, BIG 4BR/2BA, to
share w/60+ yr male. Responsible
M or F $500 mo 941-256-5931
PUNTA GORDA
Single/Couples $65. $95. wk.
Full house privileges.
W&D Incl 941-626-3230
PUNTA GORDA Waterfront
room. for 1 Responsible person.
Furn; priv. kit., & bath, cable,
W/D, maid serve N/P. $520 mo.
IncI. all! 941-639-6191
ROTONDA NON-SMOKING
Prof. looking to share Luxury
Condo. $500/mo. 941-268-5275

I VACATION/
I 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
SOUTH 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

SLOTS & ACREAGE



PUNTA GORDA MH ZONED
owner financing, FSBO, nice area,
easy access
US 41 & 1-75. (910)-326-6298
PUNTA GORDA OWNER FINANCING.
FSBO, residential cleared, 120'X100'
near US41 & 1-75. (910)-326-6298
PORT CHARLOTTE, Residential
lot 23258 Mulligan Ave. FSBO. All
improvements. (Legal 1553 Lot 3
Sect 15) $70K (818)-888-9245

| BUSINESS RENTALS



20X40 WAREHOUSE w/AC
office. Located between A- 1
Appliance & Char. Harbor Cabi-
nets. $485 mo. 715-367-8236.

"CALLING ALL TRUCKS
Large 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
Downsizing your business? We
can help with no deposits, easy
terms. Call 815-2199.


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Murdock Professional Plaza
No personal guar. req.
AII Florida GMAC Real Estate
941-629-1121


LQ0K
OFFICE RETAIL
FREE RENT FOR
SIX MONTHS -
2 CORNER UNITS
WITH FRONTAGE IN
TWO DIFFERENT PUNTA
GORDA LOCATIONS.
MARTIN AT
239-404-3546 OR
MARTIN@MARTINK.BIZ
PC PROFESSIONAL OFFICE
SPACE, 1 room, 180SF,, 3480
Depew Circle, $425/per Mo. InclI
Tax & Utilities. 941-743-3812
PUNTA GORDA 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
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
PUNTA GORDA on HWY 17
Office & Large Lot zoned Cl. Ideal
for Sales of Cars, Boats, RVs,
Trailers, Etc. 941-276-9104


BUSINESS RENTALS



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

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


INDUSTRIAL PROP
1620



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


& STORAGE
1640

MURDOCK & CHAR HARB. 800-
2400 SF Warehouse/office space.
Start $400 mo 941-639-7532.
NORTH PORT- 400 SF office,
$250mo+tax. 400 & 800 SF
whse, $195 & $390 mo. + tax.
941-661-6720


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2030 Medical
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real estate law office
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needed for fast paced company.
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with billing, payroll, quickbooks,
customer service. Confidentiality
guaranteed for this one of a kind
career position offering.
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13487, Dept. 4023, North Port,
FL 34287

OFFICE OPERATIONS MANAG-
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area. Exp.,Prof. w/life, DI & secu-
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efits. Series 6/7 preferred.
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one of Florida's premiere
assisted living and skilled
nursing communities.
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will be an RN or LPN with
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organized, extremely detail
oriented, and knowledge-
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Medicare guidelines and
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Responsibilities include
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process and tracking of all
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departments to ensure
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Must be able to work effi-
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Fluency to read, write,
speak clearly and to com-
municate effectively with
residents' families.
Computer skills proficiency:
MS Office and Outlook.
We provide our associates
an atmosphere of team-
work, a high level of job
satisfaction, opportunity for
growth, and competitive
compensation, and an
excellent benefit package
including a 401(k) plan.
Salary potential of
$56000+ per year.
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and Excellence are not just
words but are a way of life!
Please apply in person or
send your resume to:
HarborChase of Venice
950 Pinebrook Road
Venice Florida 34285
Ph: 941-484-8801
Fax: 941-484-3450


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Charlotte Behavioral
Health Care, Inc.
1700 Education Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Phone: (941) 639-8300
Fax: (941) 639-6831
Email: resumes@cbhcfl.org
View Jobs/Print Application
@ www.cbhcfl.org
LPN
FL licensed LPN, work FT four
evenings/week; 2:45 p.m. to 11
p.m. & one day shift 6:45 a.m. to
3 p.m. PT/PRN LPN(s) to cover
variety of RC shifts. Prefer min. 2
years exp. working a CSU/Recov-
ery Center. These are 24/7 pro-
grams. Exp. working in a behav-
ioral health/substance abuse
environment pref; knowledge of
recovery is an asset. Competitive
salary & benefits. Apply: via
e-mail or fax include job title =
"FT LPN" or "PT LPN"
Drug Free Workplace
LPN POSITION, F/T, Exp. for
Cardiologist Dr. Garrett. Must
have I.V. Skills. Mon-Fri. No Week-
ends. Please fax Resume to 941-
629-1737
LPN, PT, IV nurse needed for
every other weekend, must be
experienced in all phases of IV
nursing and be IV certified. Fax
resume to Diane (941)-613-2801.
LPN/CMA/CNA busy medical
practice has openings for 2
STRONG LPN/CMA's and two
STRONG CNA's. Qualified candi-
dates MUST possess at least 3+
years experience in a multi-physi-
cian family practice setting. CNA
candidates MUST have medical
terminology and know meds. All
candidates must possess com-
puter skills preferably EMR or
Medical software. Benefits
include health, dental, 401K w/co
match, STD, Life, AFLAC, paid
holidays and vacation. Fax
resume to Human Resources at
941-235-7136. EOE. DFWF.
LPN/RN FULL TIME for busy
internal medicine office. Competi-
tive salary with benefits. Need
Immediately. Fax resume to (941)
629-1111
MEDICAL ASSOCIATE Excelletn
opportunity Comuter Skills, Billing
Background, $13-14/hr depend-
ing on experience 888-485-
5118
MEDICAL ASST/RECEPTION-
IST for Doctors office. Previous
exp., good communication skills,
computer knowledge required.
Salary & benefits competitive.
Fax resume to 941-205-5558
MEDICAL OFFICE Check-In/Out
needed in busy surgeon's office.
Exp. required. Knowledge of
insurance & billing necessary.
Must be fast, efficient w/great
customer service skills.
Resume. cover letters to:
Ikisling@gmail.com. No phone
calls or walk-ins please.
MEDICAL SECRETARIAL
INSTRUCTOR FT faculty posi-
tion. Bachelor's degree in related
field req. Min. two yrs exp. as a
med. secretary or related occu-
pation req. Visit www.southflori-
da.edu for detailed announce-
ment or call 863-784-7132. AppI.
review begins July 13, 2009.
Open until filled. EA/EO.
PHLEBOTOMIST/
LAB ASSISTANT-
Full Time Knowledge of Speci-
men collection on specialty,
reference tests/Processing
specimens/Order entry with
Quest and Lab Corp interface.
Please fax resume to:
941-629-1737
RESIDENT AIDES, all shifts for
assisted living facility. Exp. pre-
ferred. Apply in person: Regents
Club, 22332 Vick St. Port Char-
lotte, (941)-627-5388
RN UNIT MANAGER needed
for Long Term Care & Rehab
Home. Must be RN. Apply at:
Signature Heathcare LLC,
4033 Beaver Lane,
Port Charlotte. EOE/DFWP
SCHEDULER/CHECK OUT
needed FT. for busy Physicians
office. Medical experience req
Fax resume to (941)-624-0941
ULTRASOUND TECHNICIAN -
busy medical practice seeking an
experienced registered ARDMS
Preferred Sonographer to per-
form general vascular and
echocardiograms. Qualified can-
didates will possess 3+ years
experience in a busy facility. Must
have great personality; work in a
team environment, good with
patients and good work history.
Benefits include health, dental,
401K w/co match, STD, Life,
AFLAC, paid holidays and vaca-
tion. Fax resume to Human
Resources at 941-235-7136.
EOE. DFWF.

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ASSISTANT MANAGERS
Domino's Pizza in Englewood
and Punta Gorda now hiring
Assistant Managers
This is a full time, entry level,
hands on career opportunity lead-
ing to a position of a General Man-
ager or even a Franchise Owner!
Candidates should have recent
restaurant management experi-
ence and a good driving record.
Apply in person at the Punta
Gorda and Englewood locations.
LINE COOK, experienced, able
to work AM or PM. Apply in per-
son Barnicle Bill's, 2901 Placida
Rd. No Phone Calls.
NOW HIRING All positions: Asst.
Manager, Cooks, Waitstaff. Apply
in Person at Nav-A-Gator, just off
Kings Highway.

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A/C & REFRIGERATION LEAD
MAN Min 5 yrs experience.
Fax or e-mail resume 941-
698-1520 or
RAAC1234@comcast.net
AC
Local a/c company that services
all of SW Florida has an immedi-
ate position open in our a/c and
refrigeration service department.
Qualified applicants must have a
minimum 5 years experience.
Appliance experience a plus.
Must have valid drivers license.
We offer competitive pay and an
excellent benefit package includ-
ing 100% paid health insurance,
dental plan, life insurance, 401k
plan with 3% company match,
paid vacation and a company sup-
plied vehicle. Please fax resume
to 941-964-1144.
AMERICAN AUTO BODY is look-
ing for an Exp. Collision tech. No
frame work. Immediate Opening.
Call Jason 941-764-0700 or stop
in 23273 Harborview Rd
AUTO TECHNICIAN
We are the best, only the
best need apply! Contact
Mark at Mr. Front End,
941-662-7631
CABINET HELPER position for
cabinet shop, min. 5 yrs exp., no
others need apply. Must have
dependable transportation &
clean valid license. Fax resume to
941474-0274.
CONCRETE Form & Finishers,
BLOCK masons, FRAMERS, Lead
& Labor, Needed FT, 941-921-9251
GRANITE POLISHER, experi-
enced, for counter tops. Please
call 941-270-1082
SERVICE TECH. 20 Yr old com-
pany looking for an experienced
Service Tech, needs experience
with Trane. Good pay and bene-
fits, Call 637-9800
SMALL ENGINE REPAIR TECH
for 2 cycle & 4 cycle lawn & con-
struction equip, PC area, Good
pay & benefits. 941-629-9965.
WRECKER DRIVER must have
experience, be able to work
nights & weekends. Clean drivers
license. Apply in person, Sterns
Auto Service, 1590 S. McCall
Rd., Englewood.

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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?
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* 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
AGENTS


CALLING ALL AGENTS!
New Deep Creek Real Estate
office needs you to service Deep
Creek buyers and sellers! Only
office in Deep Creek!
Call Kim, HomeChoice
Real Estate- 941-575-9775


CELLULAR PHONE SALES &
Repair. Exp. Req. Sal. + Comm.
Fax resume to 941-743-9900 or
email rmlholdings@yahoo.com
INSURANCE AGENT, 440 Lic.
experienced. FT/PT, Fax resume
to 941-485-9177
OUTSIDE SALES REPRESEN-
TATIVES for Advantage Pages.
Salary + Comm. Bonuses & Ben-
efits Call 941-627-1055 or fax
resumes: 941-627-1377
SALES POSITION
Must be ambitious & self-motivat-
ed. 34% + Bonuses. No territory,
Free training. Email contact info
to jwasmund@bellsouth.net or
call Jane 305-451-2214.

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!

TELECOM SALES for Verizon
Solutions Provider. Guaranteed hrly
wage + commission/benefits. Send
Resume: Jobs@sphmarketing.com

GENERAL



ALL POSITIONS for busy animal-
hospital- Receptionist, Tech, Ken-
nel. Fax resume 941- 493-9471
APPOINTMENT SETTER! Great
Phone voice and personality.
Base+commission! 941-966-2401
or fax resume to 1-866-747-9881
Port Charlotte!
Associate Rep
SUMMER WORK
GREAT PAY! Immediate FT/PT
openings, customer sales/svc, will
train, conditions apply. all ages
17+, CALL NOW 941-3474303
CONSTRUCTION: SEEKING
Americorp Members for Habitat,
yearly stipin $11,400. $4725.
Educational award. If Interested,
contact Michelle 941-639-3162,
email:
volunteers@charlottecountyhfh.org
DO YOU HAVE 10 hours a week
to turn into $3,255 mo.? Operate
mini office outlet from home.
www.togoodhealth. info
DRIVER, EXP. CDL Class A, to
operate flatbed, local, speak Eng-
lish/Spanish, call Alfredo 941-
815-4979
EARN $3200/MONTH
PROCESS HUD REFUNDS
PT/FT, HUD-INFO-HOTLINE
941-556-1300
KENNEL ASST, F/f, exp preferred.
Apply in person Lemon Bay Animal
Hosp, 3060 S McCall Rd, Engle
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
PROFESSIONAL DJ & SOUND
TECH
Established Charlotte County
night club seeking energetic pro-
fessional DJ. Please send
resumes to North Port Sun,
13487 Tamiami Tr., Dept. 4022,
North Port, FL 34287


TEMPORARY



ASSEMBLERS- 100 WORKERS
needed- Assemble crafts, wood
items Materials provided. To
$480+ wk. Free info pkg 24 hr.
801-428-4893
CHILD CARE Help, Weekends,
10am-2pm, $8/hr, Non Smoker,
4300 Kings Hwy. (941)-627-5509
PART-TIME TEACHERS needed
for Fall (Aug. 09): English (Engl.
Master's req.) Business (MBA
req.) Electrical Distribution (exten-
sive exp. Req.) Visit www.south-
florida.edu for detailed position
ann. 863-784-7132. EA/EO/Vet
Pref.
QUALITY CONTROL earn up to
$100 per day. Evaluate retail
stores, training provided. Experi-
ence not required. Call 1-877-
699-9772.

HOME BASED/
BUSINESS



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


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A CERTIFIED mineral make up
artist seeking PT time work. 941-
628-4749
A LOC. LIC. Contractor seeking
work for self. 941-628-4746
ACCOUNTANT from MA w/23 yrs
exp seeking FT employment in PG
or PC, swfljobhunter@yahoo.com
Admin Assist looking to work
for great company. More info
@ 941-423-2991.
AFFORDABLE PRIVATE DUTY
CARE IN ENGLEWOOD AREA EXC.
REF JULIE 941-474-1200
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
BOOKKEEPER-QUICKBOOKS
expert. 25 yrs. exp. Call Pat at
941-979-8108
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
CERAMIC TILE INSTALLATION.
QUALITY WORK. 30+ YR EXP.
NEEDS WORK. 941-350-9266
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


I POSITION/
JOB WANTED
114 2120

CNA, LIC. c.n.a.
seeks overnight position,
home care. 941-544-2976
CNA-ARE YOU or your loved one
needing private care. Call Tammy
at 941-697-2978
COMM. ELECTRONICS/COM-
PUTER REPAIR AC/DC Cert. FT
wanted James 941.876.6156
COMPANION- CRAFTS, COOK,
CONVERSATION, CLEAN, ETC.
941-255-0440
CONCRETE FINISHER/CON-
STRUCTION. 12 YRS EXPERI-
ENCE. 941-623-5181
DRIVER CDL-A-T HAVE D.O.T
CARD OR EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
941-505-0927
EDITOR/PROOFREADER Print
and Virtual. Layout & Design.
mccayent@comcast. net
EXP. CNA, Bondable In home
care. Drive, run erands, cook &
clean. 941-586-6566
EXP. DRIVER W/ CDL B, AIR-
BRAKES ,DOT CARD 941-716-
4211/941-493-0189
EXP. HOLLOWCORE ERECTOR
PRESTRESS AND PRECAST
PRODUCTS 9YRS. EXP.JOE@863-
494-0712,OR,863-558-5973
EXP. IRRIGATION, landscape.
Any job now! Fast learner. 941-
623-3493
EXP. LEGAL Asst. seeking posi-
tion. 618-694-7885 or
pgaravalia@gmail.com.
EXP. LIMO DRIVER and Office
Mgr. Looking for FT work.
Call Ron 941-423-4252
EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEP-
ER, will cover vacation live-in or
out. Call #941-4744132
FEMALE VET/CNA-LOCAL.
HOUSE/PET/PLANT SIT; RUN
ERRANDS. 901-691-0069.
FLOORING, ALL types. 20 yrs.
experience,Install+repair.
(941)467-5451/(941)662-0726
GIRL FRIDAY, COMPANION,
MEAL PREP, TRANSPORTATION.
941-468-4343
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
HANDYMAN WORK wanted.
specialize in flooring. Lisc. and
ins. 941-662-0726
HARDWORKING & reliable 17
y/o High School student looking
for PT job. 941-258-5122 Jamie
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


I POSITION/
JOB WANTED
WM 2120

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
LAND SURVEYING, party chief
35+ yrs. exp, tds, gps Looking
for work. (941)629-8453
LICENSED SECURITY Officer
over 15 yrs experience
PT/Full time 941-625-8282
LOCKSMITH / Sound tech look-
ing for work with a company. 941-
426-2051
LPN WANTS part time in home
care. North Port area
941-661-4538
MAINT./PAINTER POSITION
wanted. 20 yrs experience.941-
423-2991
MASSAGE THERAPIST, lis-
censed avail. Mon-Sat. 8a.m.-
8p.m. Denise (941)-445-0755.
OFFICE TEMP work-your office
or mine? plus affordable websites
designed by Jodi 941-626-1184


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


I POSITION/ LOST & FOUND ILAWN/GARDEN
JOB WANTED I 3090 & TREE


RNMA: PRIVATE DUTY-VENICE
AREA. EXC. REF. AFFORDABLE
SANDY 941-234-6286
ROUTE DELIVERY 25Yrs DSD
Exp. Bread, cake, candy etc. Paul
941-704 8491
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- 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
VIRTUAL ASSISTANT 26 yrs
exp. info@myownvirtualasst.com
877-450-1719
WAREHOUSE-MGR. NP, PC, Ven
FedEx, UPS, Worldship.
Scott 941-468-4473
WOMAN CARPENTER FOR
HIRE! Any Remodeling, Trim,
Plumbing, Any work! 941-661-7317


3000
Z' -7


KEYS FOUND: KEYS FOUND
WITH LEATHER KEY CHAIN
ON COPIAPO & DEEP CREEK, IN
DEEP CREEK 941-276-5278
FOUND DOG: near Orlando &
Blanchard on Saturday June 28th.
Call to identify. 941-204-5289 or
941-255-0750
FOUND: GOLD JEWLERY IN
SAND ON CASPERSENS
BEACH IN VENICE. PLEASE
CALL TO DESCRIBE.
941-408-7292
LOST BLACK CAT, white spot
under chin, bushy tail $250.
REWARD 941-485-6019
LOST BLACK CAT, white spot
under chin, bushy tail $100.
REWARD 941-485-6019
LOST COCKATIEL mostly yellow
with gray, gentle, Lost near
Greenway Ave. 941-400-6814.
LOST DOG: PLOTT
HOUND/BOXER MIX on Wednes-
day morning near Grobe & Agress
in N. Port. 941-681-1937
LOST DOG: Yorkie Schnauzer
mix, gray, shaved except for
face, short tail, "Boogie" 8 years
old, collar has old tag-long dis-
tance invalid number, lost in
South Venice- Ponderosa &
Heron, 941-266-5102 Tanya.


5000


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

JUSTINS LAWN SERVICE
Starting @ $16.25 a cut. No con-
tract req. Lic. 941-740-2414

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

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

MOVING/HAULING
r%130


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


PAINTING/
BUSINESS SERVICES WALLPAPERING


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NEED A SOOTHING TOUCH?
1 Price Special. P.C. Location.
Now hiring (941)-554-7141
MWM looking for female, for rela-
tionship, no strings attached, just
good clean fun. Call (941)-661-
1715.
DIVORCED WHITE MALE 58
seeks friendship that could long
term relationship with Sing. Female
38-59. 941-624-2183


.239-601-7777
VICTORIA 941-237-7801
Stacey 941-237-1157
HOTT SUMMER RATES
ALONE?
SENIORS DATING BUREAU!
SAFEST since 1977!
(Ages 45-90)
1-800-922-4477
24 hours. or log on to:
www.RespectedDating.com
WHITE SUGAR DADDY 5'8",
135 Ibs, good dancer, like to trav-
el, live on water in nice home,
have Cadillac convertible & get-a-
way hurricane van. Wanted
female, slim, pretty, white non
smoker, around 70 yrs old. (941)-
627-1444

CARD OF THANKS



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St. Claire ask St. Claire for three
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I SCHOOLS
I & INSTRUCTION
: 3060

*ED KLOPFER SCHOOLS OF
CNA TRAINING 1 wk class
$249.00 Locations: Sarasota.
PC, Ft. Myers 941-379-2378
Become an Instructor! Cpr & First
Aid Instructor Course August 14
& 15. For Details Call: 255-0675
CNA CLASS 2 WEEK $300
SPECIAL Books Included. State
testing onsite. 941-822-2290

LOST & FOUND
3090


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

ALTERATIONS



ALTERATIONS BY JEAN
at home. We also repair chair
cushions. Call Jean
(941)-623-2994

I CHILD/ADULT CARE



ALL CHILDCARE
FACILITIES MUST INCLUDE,
WITH ADVERTISEMENT,
STATE OR LOCAL AGENCY
LICENSE NUMBER.
CNA/HHA, 30 yrs. exp. looking
to care for you or your loved one
in your home. (941)-416-3321.
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.
NOW ENROLLING FREE PRE-
K! 8/10/09 to 5/28/10 Child
must be 4 by Sept 1st also
openings for infants to age 3
941-828-0080
www.chutesnladders.net
NURSE WILLING to take care of
semi independent person or cou-
pie in her home. Please call (941)
426-6850.

COMPUTER SERVICE



*1A+ COMPUTER REPAIR &
TUTOR... IN YOUR HONE
Reasonable & Prompt!
Sr. Disc. 941-615-7888
MOBILE COMPUTER repairs,
virus removal. Flat rate. Free PU
& del. Prompt! (941)-743-9787

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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
Michael's Home Repair
Painting, Pressure
Washing. Miscellaneous
Repairs. Licensed.
Insured. References.
863-285-9300.

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http://pgihousesitting.com
941-525-9015


Act now for amazing bang for
your buck! Low odor paint avail.
Call Al 941-468-2660.
Lic#AAA010101266 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

PET CARE
L%,1ft4 5155


GROOMING & PHOTOGRAPHY
(Pets People Events)
Personal Pet stylist in the comfort
of your Home. (518)-774-4630

| PLUMBING
5160


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

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5185


BETTER'S ROOFING.
Specializing in Re-Roofing
& Repairs #CCC1325663
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31 Firearms
35 Bikes/
Trikes
38 Toys
40 Photography/
Video
45 Pool/Spa &
Supplies
60 Lawn & Garden
65 Storage Sheds
/Buildings
70 Building Supplies
80 Heavy Constr.
Equipment
90 Tools/
Machinery
20 Office/
Business Equip
& Sup.
25 Restaurant
Supplies
50 Appliances
60 Misc. Mer-
chandise
70 Wanted to Buy/
Trade

ARCADIA AREA
GARAGE SALES
w 6001


DTHURS FRI SAT 8-2:30
3307 SE COUNTY RD 760
(Joshua Creek Hwy 31)
ESTATE MOVING SALE
Quality furniture, oriental items,
furniture decorative, Antiques,
tools, and much much more.

I ENGLEWOOD
GARAGE SALES
6002


D-WED-WED. OPEN Everyday
8:30-6P 7305 Mamouth St,
MOVING SALE. Antique furniture
1936, exc cond.

PT. CHARLOTTE/DEEP
CREEK GARAGE SALES
6006


- FRI 8-? 21482 Glendale Ave.
Lots of bargains, cheap!
Scooter for sale.
D-Thur-Sat 8-3, 89 Cabello (off
Aysen) Deep Creek, Estate
possessions (old) glassware
Xmas, CDs, crafts, toys, LOTS!

DOTHURS.,FRI.&SAT. 8-3,
2749 Starlite Ln. Furniture,
shed, wood fence, trampoline,
toys, clothes, misc. household.
D TODAY thru SAT 7/4, 8-?,
1436 Song St. MOVING
SALE! Hshld. items, cloth-
ing,furnishings.941-629-7734


GARAGE SALES
Z 6007

-SAT & SUN 6/27-6/28
8am-3pm, 408 Caicos Dr.
PGI. Household, Picturesm Cloth-
ing, some furniture.

I S. VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES
6010

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

I VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES
LZ6011


D-SAT. JULY 4th, 7AM-Noon
264 Moss Lane.
Venice Gardens
MOVING IN SALE!
D-THURS, FRI, & Sat 9-4 St
Francis Animal Rescue Thrift
Shop 478 ByPass 41, Venice
Next to McDonalds, Giant Sale


ESTATE AUCTION


Antique furnishings, estate gold
/silver & costume jewlery. Ameri-
can Indian collection. No reserves.
See Website
www.sarasotaauction.com
Preiew 4PM Day Of Sale
Sarasota
Auction
625 N. Trail, Nokomis
Jeff Carlson Auctioneer
AB896, AU1299
13% BP, Cash, Chk, CC
941-485-3141

VISIT THE VENICE AUCTION
EVERY THURSDAY AT 5:00PM
601 SPUR ST.
see our website for pictures
VeniceAuction.com
941-485-4964 JOE LAR-
AVIERE AB2444 AU3066
10% BP

ARTS AND CRAFTS



BOOK BINDER/LAMINATOR,
SCRAP BOOKING YOUR STORY,
Extras NIB $60 941-234-7966
CARVING TOOL, ELECTRIC,
BRAND NEW. 40+ attachments.
$30. 941-882-8149
DOLL HOUSE kit, NEW Aster
Cottage, wood, build yourself
$35. 941-882-8149
DREMEL MINIMITE Cordless
precision rotary tool. NEW.
$20. 941-882-8149
DREMEL WOOD workers acces-
sory kit, NEW IN BOX 206 pcs.
$20. 941-882-8149
MODEL KIT "RMS TITANIC" by
Academy Models NEW IN BOX
$35 941-882-8149
NEEDLES, Crochet/Knit, lot of
84 in vintage pouch. $20. 941-
627-5747
WOOD WORKERS accessory
kit, Dremel. NEW IN BOX 100
pcs. $15. 941-882-8149

DOLLS



DOLLS, HUMMEL, $125. exe-
cellent condition. 941-625-
1863

HOUSEHOLD GOODS



A FURNITURE SHOPPE M-F 10-4
1552 S. McCall Rd., Engl. Selling
Quality Used Fum. 941-473-1986
**BARGAIN BED**
Starting at Twins $160 Fulls
$200 Queen $240 King $350
Many more to choose from
(941)-914-8188
A/C, PORTABLE 9000 BTU
Sunbeam. $150.00 obo 941-
255-1582
AIR PURIFER, FOR SALE TOP OF
THE LINE AIR PURIFIER FRESH
AIR $400 (941) 575-5999


APPLIANCES, White Kitchen
side x side fridge, electric stove
and dishwasher, $500. (941)
400-3318
ARMIORE, HONEY colored, Per-
fect condition, $400
(941)-426-1319
BAR, WICKER, w/ 2 Stools.
$250.00 941-493-6380
BED Mattress/Box. New- will sell
$100. Local 941-629-5550/941-
456-5555.
BED, BUNK (Oak), Includes Mat-
tresses (New) & Bunkie Boards
$400. OBO 941-627-4121
BED, BUNK, TWIN Built in desk,
chest, shelfs. Exc. cond.
$475.00 OBO 941-257-8685
BED, QUEEN Mattress and Box.
Brand New will sell $175. Local
941-629-5550 or 941-456-5555.
Also have KING.
BEDROOM SET Pecan, Italian
Prov. 2 nite stands, dresser
w/mirror, full bed, head & foot
board-new matt. $495.764-6364.
BEDROOM SET, 5 pcs., $395;
Sofa, $100. Dinette set, 3 pc.,
$50. (941)-698-1350
BEDROOM SET, dresser, mirror,
2 nightstands, chest headbrd,
mattress, boxsprg, frame,maple
$240. 941-743-2435
BEDROOM SET, WHITE, $300
no mattress. 941-629-7734
BEDROOM SET; 5 piece King
size. Light colored wood,
$250.00 OBO (941)276-1635
BEDSPREAD/COMFORTER
Ivory, KING/NEW/Braided edge
ask $25. obo 941-661-4477
BENCH, METAL park bench /
glider very nice $39.00
941-423-1211
BLENDER HAMILTON Beach
BRAND NEW never used. $15
941-882-8149
BOOKCASES, solid wood, 6'
$25.00 941-625-8642


CAROUSEL, Unique, Black,
wooden. Comes w/4 tiny cups &
ETC. $15. 941-623-4043
CHAIR, Large plastic rocking
chair and side table, great for out-
side.$25 for both. 941-624-4617


6000 AUCTIONS


KITCHEN/BATH cabinets, inc.
counter tops, sinks, lights, call
for details 941-493-0927
LAMP, Dolphin torchier 6' tall
$150 obo/trade? Acc. avail. 941-
979-9782 941-380-4490
LAMPS, 5 funky desk, BRAND
NEW IN BOX. Assorted Colors ~
$20. 941-623-4043
LAMPS, MATCHED SET, TAN
1 FLOOR LAMP,1 TABLE LAMP
$65.00. 941-400-3179


HOUSEHOLD GOODS



CHAIR, ROCKING, wooden
nautral wood, open grain. $45.
941-626-3102
CHAIR, wooden side chair,
brown, on rollers. $15. Call 941-
624-4617
CHAIRS, 2 wicker barrel resin
brown w/ cushions. $125. 941-
626-3102
CHAIRS-ARM (2), Rattan, floral
cushions, EC, $45. each, 941-
505-1492
CHAISE, $100; PVC patio set,
$90; 3 drawer Red Husky tool
box, $25. (941)-492-5495
CHANDELIER, 5 Frosted Glass
Light, Contemporary ~ Beautiful,
$75. 941-623-4043
CHANDELIER, Foyer, Contempo-
rary ~ Beautiful ~ $50 can email
pics. 941-623-4043
CHEST, CEDAR, "Lane" Cherry
wood, 48x18. Very nice $50.00
941-426-9129
CHINA CABINET/HUTCH
w/light, 47L x 71H x 14D.
$50.00 (941)-613-6815
CHINA Cabinets Honey w/lighted
lass & wood shelves, wicker drs
150 pair. 941-766-1767
CHINA HUTCH, dark oak,
glass doors, $175.00
941-408-8732
CHINA, Fukagawa CrossStar Pat-
tern #713 8 & service $450.
941-4004232
CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT &
decor collection, avg. 25 cents &
up, or all $75. 941-627-5747
COFFEE TABLES, MARBLE, AND
DOUBLE DOLPHIN both for $200.
941-426-8407
COMPUTER DESK, Black, $35;
Wine Rack, wooden, $15. Dining
rm set w 4 apholstered chairs &
leaf, It wood. $50 941-485-4178
COUCH & ROCKER/RECLINER
LEATHER, TAN COLOR
$350.00 941-400-3179
COUCH, LEATHER sectional, It
beige, w 2 attached recliners. 6
mo old. $900 obo. Also pictures
& accessories. (941)-445-5188
COUCH, LOVESEAT, brown
microfiber $200. North Port.
941-2234084
COUCH, oversized chair,
ottoman. Olive & tan blend, palm
tree pillows $295. 941-258-0472
CURTAINS, Several Decorative
for children's room, multicolored,
$15. each set, 941-623-4043
DECANTER, GLASS wine
decanter and glasses, engraved
w/"P" $18.00. 941-423-1211
DINETTE SET, rattan, thick glass
top, 4 chairs,exc. cond $225
941-624-2935
DINING ROOM TABLE 6 chairs
2 12" leafs extends to 84" dark
finish $150.00 941.380.8778
DINING SET, must see, solid
oak, 6 chairs, leaded glass hutch
$450 exc. cond. 941-624-2935
DINING TABLE, Wood with
ornate wood chairs $475.
941-4004232
DISHES, CHINA SERV. FOR 8
"CERAMBEAU" PATTERN
$50.00 941-400-3179
DRESSER 9 DRAWER, w/mir-
ror, 5 drawer chest of drawers, 1
night stand, solid Pecan, made by
Basset, $400. 941-764-6364.
ENT. CENTER, 8' almond,
audio/ video w/3 TVs (1-42" & 2-
19"). $1799. (941)-255-3039
ENTERTAINMENT CTR. white-
wash, 2 pc. BRAND NEW
UNUSED $100 941-882-8149
FAUCET. Moen Single, Lever
Excellent. $25. 941-204-0779
FILE CABINET, $15.00 DARK
BROWN. Good condition. 941-
661-8480
FIREPLACES, 1-elec 1-wood
burn. $100-$300 obo/trade?
941-979-9782 or 941-380-4490
FLATWARE, SILVERWARE, ser-
vice for 8 & more in nice wood
case $75 931-575-8245
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FURNITURE, some L.R, B.R,
D.R., AND MORE. $250.00 for all
941460-1735.
GLASSWARE, vintage, estate,
avg. 50 cents, Ig.variety,1 piece
or all $145. 941-627-5747
HANGING POT RACK, Large in
GREAT CONDITION ~ $75. 941-
6234043
HURRICANE PANELS (29)
metal, 16" X 8' $2.50 each obo
(941)-484-7396


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LUGGAGE, 5 pcs. blue on
wheels. Very good cond. $25.00
941-629-0582

MAGAZINE HOLDERS, 2 Black
w/4 slots for books, magazines,
games ~ $15. 941-623-4043

MAGAZINE RACK with table top
& attached lamp & shade $20.
941-763-9289

MAGNIFIER, SWING arm clamp
style, 3 diopter, 36" reach. NEW!
$25. 941-882-8149

MATTRESS & BOXSPRING,
King, Temperpedic, LIKE NEW,
paid $2,400, First $1,500 OBO
(941)-628-5217

MIRROR 4'x5' Antique w/lovely
etching, $250. obo/trade? 941-
979-9782 or 941-3804490

MIRROR, WALL, 40"W, 30"H
$15. 941-763-9289

MOVING SALE: I aZ Bcy Cold
rock/rclinor,$250; tabl"/hais/
barools, $200; Deco FP w/
screen $150; Cherry desk, $500;
Cream ent. center, $700; a@4
brrncroam stripo ofa bod $500;
(941)-743-3358

MOVING- ALL must go. 2 Qn
bed sets, Qn sofa, dinette set,
kitchen, more. (941) 4684659

NEED CASH NOW?
We Buy Quality
Home Furnishings, Coins,
jewelry, antiques, autos or
anything of value!
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PATIO DOORS 2 sets of JenWeld
alum w frames, very good cond,
Free for both 941-416-7070
PATIO SET, glass table top 48"
round, 2 highback chairs, 2 high-
back swivel rockers, excellent
condition, $450. 941-429-4051
PHONE, PANASONIC cordless
with caller ID and Answering
Machine. $25. 941-204-0779
POPCORN MACHINE, Thrify
Pop, table top $250 obo
(941)-743-2989
POWER WASHER, 3.75 HP,
2000 PSI $100.00 941-255-
1582
PRINT, $499 JIM HARRISON
framed & signed 39x23 a SC
artist 41/975. 941-698-1039
RECLINER, LEATHER ROCKER
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RECLINERS (2) Natuzi Ginger
Leather $400. Best Taupe
Leather/Vinyl $350. Both Rock &
Swivel. Very Good Cond. (941)-
485-4225 Venice
ROCKER/RECLINER, La-Z-Boy
Clean & good condition. Taupe
$50.00 941-629-0582
RUG, Large Area, 95in x 60in
Exc. cond. $25.00 OBO 941-
257-8685
SAILFISH MOUNT, magnificent,
almost 7'L $499.99
{941}764-7817
SECTIONAL, LEATHER, excel-
lent, green, originally $3495, sell
$1000/obo. (941)-6374995
SERVER BY BROYHILL, solid
Pecan $150. Call 941-764-6364.
SHELF, Rubbermaid, undercabi-
net, Wire slide out, Still in box ~
$10. 941-623-4043
SOFA & LOVE seat light grey
color, leather. Exc. condition
$499 (941)-613-1130
SOFA & love seat, Dual reclining,
leather, hunter green, like new,
$950 obo (941)-484-2174
SOFA SLEEPER and loveseat;
dark floral print; good condition.
$50.00 941-276-1635
SOFA TABLE Dolphin w glass top
like new $250 obo/trade?
941-979-9782, 941-380-4490
SOFA, Italian I/grey leather with
love seat. Exc. condition. $499
941-613-1130
SOFA, LEATHER, w chair &
attoman, by Leathercraft, Buff color,
4 yrs old $600 941-637-8262
SOFA, off-white, very good cond.
$125. 941-505-1492


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HOUSEHOLD GOODS



SOFA, LOVE SEAT sofa, 5'x3',
pastel colored print, excellent
condition, $200. 941-429-4051
SOFAS/RECLINING (2) & 1
reclining chair, burgundy leather,
$299. (941)-486-1322
STORAGE BOX RUBBERMAID
GREAT FOR POOL/LANAI
$50.00 FIRM 941-400-3179
TABLE & 4 Chromecraft chairs
$190. LIKE NEW. Bright colors.
941-661-8480
TABLE GLASS top wrought iron
72"X42" w 4 appolstered chairs
Must see. Paid $500 Sell $200
(941)-979-8524
TABLE MARBLE BEIGE TABLE
52x31x17 metal scrolling $100.
941426-8407
TABLE SET, Round, End, Wood
& Metal $40.00 OBO 941-257-
8685
TABLE, COFFEE, glass oval,
brass base. $25.00 (941)-613-
6815
TABLE, DINING, Solid wood, 4
chairs. $125.00 941-625-8642
TABLE, DOUBLE DOLPHIN cof-
fee table oval glass top 941-426-
8407 $120.00
TABLE, GLASS, 6 white parsons
chairs. Light stone & wrought iron
base $200 941-485-7578
TABLE, MARBLE beige coffee
table, 52" metal scrolling. Nice.
$100.00 941-426-8407 Iv msg
TABLE, PATIO & 4 chairs
wrought iron, glass top cushioned
seats. $50. 941-258-0472
TABLE, PATIO, 44" round glass,
black wood. $30.00 (941)613-
6815
TABLE, POKER and chips asking
$100.00 941-493-6380
TABLE, Round Glass, Coffee.
Excellent condition. $45.00
Tel: (941)-613-1130
TABLE, STONE, Cocktail, 3'X4'
manufactured by Old World Stone,
4 yrs old $600 941-637-8262
TABLES: 2 END & 1 coffee table
glasstop metal frame nice
$75.00 941-400-4232
VASES, beautiful mosaic flower,
set of 2. Can email pics. $25.
941-623-4043
VASES, CLEAR glass vases
assorted shapes/sizes $10.00/
8pcs 941-423-1211
VERTICAL SHEER comb., New,
fits 6" x 8' door. $75. 941-629-
9767. beautiful look
WALL UNIT LIGHT wood with
beveled glass and light bridge.
941-661-8084 $350
WATER MACHINE, portable
reverse osmosis. New $369. sell
$75. local 941-204-1437

|TV/STEREO/RADIO



CD STEREO, Sony Xplod AM/FM
for vehicle. $55.00 OBO 941-
257-8685
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HDTV, 32 INCH, 1080P
GREAT PICTURE. $250.00
CALL 941-626-4876.
HOME RECEIVER, KENWOOD
home reciever/amp model KR-
V7030. $50.00 {941}764-7817
RCVR/AMP, Kenwood VR6050
& Polk PSW50 Subwoof + 2
spkrs, $95, 941-743-4361
SCANNER DUAL TRUNKING,
1000 CHANNEL. LIKE NEW. $60.
CALL 941-564-6836
SPEAKER STANDS, set of 2,
black metal, 24". Like new. $40
941-258-0472
SPEAKERS (2) home 3-way 27" x
15" x 11" $75.00 pair. (941)-613-
6815
SPEAKERS, HOME {6}stereo/
surround, $140.00
{941}764-7817
STEREO SYSTEM, Sony compo-
nent, oak cabinetry. $125.00
941423-1211
STEREO, PHILIPS CD Micro
System ($25), floor lamp ($10),
lava lamp ($5) 941-697-1239
TV 26" SANSUI W/REMOTE
INCLUDES ENTERTAINMENT
CENTER $75.00 941-400-3179
TV HITACHI 60", LCD Proj.
New in 2004. Asking $475.
Includes Cabinet 941-766-1767
TV STAND. Swivel Top. Excellent
condition. $35. 941-204-0779
TV, 42" WIDESCREEN
$400.00 Like new.
Digital/HD 941-743-7184


TV, 50" WITH ENTERTAINMENT
CENTER $120. (941) 766-0995
TV, 52" older model big screen
TV. $50. (941)-467-5894
TV, COLOR, 19". $25. 941-626-
3102
TV, COLOR, Cable ready with
built-in VCR. $75. 941-626-3102
TV, SONY 50" SXRD 10801 HD
TV. $475.00
CALL 941-505-1363 BS ISLES


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VCR, Panasonic Omnivision
w/remote. Works good. $25.
941-623-4043
VHS MOVIES (65), $25, all, 941-
629-8955

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COMPUTER SYSTEM, Goo.d
17" Monitor.
$59. 941474-3177
DAVE IN-HOUSE-OFFICE com-
puter repair, set-up Serving Char-
lotte Co. 9+ years 941-629-6337
LAPTOP, DELL XP, 2005
model, 1.8GHz. $200. 941-204-
0824
MONITOR, COMPAQ, works
great. $15.00 (941)613-6815
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CHAPS/.EATHER, $100. NEW
lined FITS-S-M sidebraid. 941-
698-1039
CHILDREN'S DRESSES, Beauti-
ful, sizes 4T & up, $5. each or
$60. for all. 941-623-4043
CLOTHES, DESIGNER Ladies
some new/Sizes 16/18/XL
ask $5. to $35. (941)-661-4477
CLOTHES, women, all sizes to
IX, avg., .25 cts. All $125. 941-
627-5747
CLOTHING, women 3X,4X,
near new, avg. $2. All $125. 941-
627-5747
COSTUME UNCLE SAM, JACK-
ET PANTS & HAT, EXC. COND.
$20 941-882-8149
EARRING & pendant with Chain,
BRAND NEW 10kt. Gold 1.65CTW
Heart Garnet $17 941-623-4043
EARRING/PENDANT, 10kt.
Gold 1.20CTW HEART Amethyst
/Chain NEW $17. 941-6234043
EARRINGS, pair of heart shaped.
5gr tw 14k. $40. 941-423-2585.
HAT, Army green with mosquito
netting all around it. $10. 941-
423-2585.
HELMET, EQUESTRIAN Troxel
riding, medium. Good condition.
$25.00 941-625-2627
JACKET, BIKE, LEATHER $100
NEW ladies M-L beautiful 941-
698-1039
MINK COAT, Full length. Size 12.
$300 obo. 941468-4343
PAJAMAS SET, Hannah Montana
& HSM BRAND NEW Size 6 ~
$10. for BOTH 941-623-4043
RING, 1/4 c. marquis cut. Size
7-1/2. $175. OBO. Call Robin @
941-391-6385.
SHOES, DRESS & TENNIS
SHOES, Girls Brand new w/tags,
sizes 3 to 4 $40. 941-623-4043
SKIRT, LEATHER, Black,
Size 14, Length 25",
$20. / obo 941-661-4477
SUIT, LADIES-BLACK-"NEW"
Jacket sz. L / Pants sz. 16
$35/obo 941-661-4477
UNIFORMS, CHILDREN'S,
Polos, Skorts, khaki's, etc, SizeS
4 TO 8~$35.00 941-623-4043
WEDDING DRESS, XS, needs
cleaned. BEAUTIFUL $45.00
(941)-585-9349
WEDDING DRESS- Sz 8-10
w/ tiarra in preserved box.
$350.00 Call 941-815-8815

I ANTIQUES
COLLECTIBLES



ALWAYS BUYING
ANTIQUES, ART, SILVER
NEW ENGLAND ANTIQUES
(941) 639 -9338
COIN, 1880-S PCGS MS65 DOL-
LAR VALUE OVER $275. SELL
$190. 941-268-9029
US 17 ANTIQUE MALL 5260
Duncan Rd. (US17) 941- 347-
8044 M -S 10-4, Sun. 11-4
LARGE EAGLE, approx. 24"
Very magestic. Punta Gorda
941-400-5337 $74.00
ROD, steel & reel, rare Hurd pis-
tol grip wood handle. $150.00
firm 941-639-9134


FOSTORIA, 12" tall, 5 inch wide
straight vase, rare, American pat-
tern, $130. 941-627-5747
LAMPS, 24" BEAUTIFUL AUTHEN-
TIC fire extinguisher lamps. Made in
Boston. $350, 9414238757
SEWING BUCKET, Anitque wood
sewing bucket on tripod legs
$59.00 27" high 941-423-1211
MIRROR NASCAR BUSCH 42" x
24" $40.00 {941}585-9349


I ANTIQUES
COLLECTIBLES
6070

DALE EARNDHART SR lifesized
cardboard display. $40.00
{941}585-9349
ROCKER, CANE, Good condi-
tion. $65. 941-505-9315
I BUY WWI II. U.S., Ger-
man, Japanese, Helmets, Hats,
Insignia, Bayonetts, Swords,
Daggers. Etc.,
Eric (941)-624-6706
ANTIQUE SLOT MACHINES,
1920's -30's & 40's. Call (941)-
637-3822
COINS (3) American Mint
Presidents, 20 gm. pure silver
w/cert. $200 941-882-8149
HUMMEL 2002 #2181 "Clear
As A Bell" Perfect $50 941-882-
8149
WATERCOLOR, GOLD FRAMED
CLARA LENSKI (flowers/vase)
$400 941-698-1039
GOLDPLATED/FORKS/KNIFES/
SPOON=157pcs cherry box
great deal $100. 941-698-1039
BASEBALL CARDS 1993 LEAF
UNOPEN BOX w/ 36 PKS $30.
WORTH MORE. 941-268-9029
CURRENCY, 1928 $50 BILL.
VALUE $250. SELL $150. 941-
268-9029
CURRENCY 1934 $100 BILL.
SELL $195. 941-268-9029
3 BOOKS AND US STAMPS
WORLD WAR II MUST SEE $15
EACH. 941-268-9029
STAMPS W BOOK, 1998 RE-
ISSUE 1898 TRAN-MISS. SUPER
NICE. $30. 941-268-9029
POSTAL COMM. YEARBOOK
NO STAMPS. 1999 & 2000.
NICE. $19. 941-268-9029
STAMPS AMERIPEX 86 INTER
STAMP SHOW 1986 PRESIDENTS
4 SHEETS $25. 941-268-9029
GLASSES: VARIETY of Bar
Glasses.$40.00. (941)-400-4232
I BUY TOY TRAINS
Any age Any Condition
Top prices paid
(941)-426-5998
CHINA Wedgewood setting for
4. 35 pcs., including platters.
$150. 941-624-5020

| MUSICAL
6090


ACCORDIAN, ITALIAN
120bass, $200/obo (941)-875-
0620
AMP, KUSTOM 30W -Keyboard
or Guitar $75.00 941-769-8800
AMP, Roland Jazz Chorus 120 2-
12" $499.00 941-769-8800
CASSETTES, classic rock, pop,
classical, 70tapes. $15. 941-
627-5747
DISCS, KARAOKE, 220 must
take all. $200. 941-639-
0964/941-626-0967
DRUM SET, Pearl Export Series,
brushed chrome, 5 pc, 3 sym-
bols, $350/obo. (941)-697-1885
GUITAR AMP, Crate 15w ZS
$75.00 941-769-8800
GUITAR AMP, Fender Princton
65 $350. 941-769-8800
GUITAR, 2008 IBANEZ TALMAN
Suitar- black- perfect-upgrades
200.00 call 941-764-9169
GUITAR, Epiphone Elect Joe
Pass Model $499.00 941-769-
8800
GUITAR, JACKSON ELECT
Randy Rhodes Model Pro $499
941-769-8800
KARAOKE PLAYER, RSQ, 1-tray,
remote. $100. 941-639-
0964/941-626-0967
MICROPHONES 2 with cords.
$40. 941-639-0964/941-626-
0967
MIXER, Behringer, 6 ch.,
400x400 watts/ch. Like new.
$250. 941-639-0964
ORGAN FOR SALE! Lowery
Genie GL- Great Condition! $250.
OBO- 941-235-1181 Jim
ORGAN, HAMMOND, w/bench,
FREE. You pick up.
****GONE***
PIANO KOHLER & Campbell
white Baby Grande w stool, You
move, $2600 obo 941-629-5295
PIANO LESSONS taught by pro
pianist, #8 album of the year.
Englewood $15. (941)-460-1739
PIANO, BLACK Kohler, Baby
Grand Player. Lots of options. 2.5
yrs. old used very little, new
$4600 will sacrifice at $2650.
(941)-468-1576
POWER AMP., Alesis $150.
941-639-0964/941-626-0967
SOUND EQUIPMENT Alesis
12R mixer, ART 341 EQ, ART 48v
Phantom Power, Behringer 882
mixer/splitter. Call 941-916-0519
SPEAKERS & STANDS, P.A.
Like new. $150. 941-639-
0964/941-626-0967
TROMBONE KING Slide, $150.
Call 941-764-6163
leave message.


TROMBONE, King slide and
case. $150. paid $330. Call
941-764-6163
VOLUME PEDAL Ernie Ball
$60.00 941-769-8800

| MEDICAL
6095


CHAIR LIFT, in/outdoor stair Lift
by Harmar Mobility, exc. cond. 1
yr. old, $1800. (941)-624-6642


MEDICAL
L ^ 6095


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HOSPITAL BED, electric, clean
mattress, head up/down, legs
up/down, bed raises & lowers.
$900. (941)-426-9369
LIFTING SEAT by Uplift,
lifts 80% weight up to 230 Ibs.
portable. $60. 941-627-5747
MOBILITY SCOOTER, "Pride", 3
whl, It wt, Never used, sell for
$700 941-474-0163 Iv message
OXYGEN BOTTLE, INVACARE
CONSERVING DEVICE, NIB $200.
941-234-7966
POWER CHAIR,
HEAVY DUTY
MERIT $495.00 OBO
941-661-1231 Janine

HEALTH / BEAUTY



BODY MAT Full Body Mas- sager,
Conair, 5 zones, heat, NEW $20.
941-882-8149
NECK MASSAGER Showgun Shi-
atsu Kneading, works great $10
941-882-8149

TREES & PLANTS



HUMMINGBIRD PLANTS 4ft
tall, Jade plant huge orchids, ban-
nans $10-$20. 941-639-3496
PLUMERIA, DIRECT FROM MAUI
HAWAII. $15. 941-613-2329
SAGO, POTTED KING, 4' dia.
$15. 941-697-3160

BABY ITEMS
LW ^ 6120


BASINETT JUNGLE theme, Blue
$25 863-458-0010 in Arcadia
INFANT CAR SEAT, Graco
$30.00 unisex green with animals
exp. 2013. 941-429-8171
PACK & PLAY, Graco.
Excellent condition. $25.00
941-497-6466
PAPASAN BOUNCY SEAT in
great condition. $30 863-458-
0010 in Arcadia
TODDLER CAR SEAT, Cosco
$15. Cosco Stroller $15. 941-
276-7316

GOLF ACCESSORIES



GOLF CART TIRES, set of new.
$120. 941-624-4244
GOLF CART, Yamaha gas, rear
seat, windshield, roof, lights,
good cond.$950. 941-475-0068
IRONS, MIZUNO T-ZOID, 3-P
Right hand, Steel shafts.
$79. 941-474-3177

| EXERCISE/
/ FITNESS
1^ 6128

AB WORKS by NordicTrac
excellent condition. $40 941-
882-8149
AB-LOUNGE, 1 year old excel-
lent condition. $40.00 Call 941-
627-5255
BOWFLEX Power Pro, $475.00
941-497-1584
EXERCISE BIKE, WESLO 605S
$50.00 941-497-1584
EXERCISER, GAZELLE
$50.00 OBO
941-493-6380
STATIONARY BIKE, Good condi-
tion. $50.00 obo. Call 941-627-
5255
WALKER: ELLIPTICAL Walker.
Good condition $150. Call 941-
764-6163 leave message

SPORTING GOODS



A COLLECTOR BUYING
Civil War, WWIll Guns, Swords,
Daggers, ETC! (941)-705-5145
BASKETBALL HOOP AND
STAND, MOVEABLE. GOOD CON-
DITION $30. ***SOLD!***
CHAIR of Resin wicker, N.Y.
Giants themed Superbowl. One Of
A Kind. $190. 941-626-5778
FISHING POLES {4} boat rods
w/reels $60.00 each


{941}764-7817
FISHING RODS & Reels-6, 4
Penn, 1 Schamino, 1 Ghost $250
941-575-2675
POKER PLAYERS
WANTED HOLD-EM
VENICE AREA 504-8893
POOL TABLE- 7' Olhausen
Oak finish/Dk. Green Felt
Light & all accessories.
Moving. $1100 OBO
941-268-1563


SPORTING GOODS



REEL, Spinning, Shimano Stella
4000F. As New. $400.00 941-
639-9134
ROLLER BLADES, mens NEW
ultra, Size 13 w/bodygear. $40.
941-626-3102
SCUBA GEAR, Mens, tank,
suit, Sherwood BC & reg. misc.
$450. 941-637-6432
SEAT, CASTING, bicycle style
24 in pole. $35. 941-628-6251
STARTER PISTOL. Lancia-Razzi
Brevettata Complete in original
box. $50. 941-624-5468

|I FIREARMS
6131


2005 HK USP 45 Compact less
than 50 rounds fired. Like New,
in original case, 3 clips w/double
clip holder, & fobus paddle hol-
ster. $800.00 Call John 941-628-
0261
ASTRA 357 MAG, 4" barrel, all
chrome, exc. cond. $450 obo
(941)-391-6181
BUSHMASTER AR-15, .223 car-
bine, chrome lined barrel, detach
handle, coll. stock w/access. &
300 rnds Federal .223. New
cond. $1500. (941)-232-5238
COLT 357 KING Cobra SS. Like
new in box with book. $1000.
941-286-7921

FLORIDA CONCEALED
Weapons Permit Class
(941)697-1885

RIFLE AR-15A3, Military issue,
scope, light, etc. w 30 mags X 8.
$2000 obo (941)-743-2989
S&W #29 44 mag 4" blu exc
cond $700 firm, JC Higgins mod
20 12ga. pump w/choke $150,
$800 4 both Jon 941-391-7991
SHOTGUN, OVER & under 12
ga, never fired, Blued & Wood-
Stock, $660 941-473-5571
TAURUS 40 cal., semi automatic.
$450., 12 ga. Home Defense
Mavrick, $200., Florida resident
only. ***SOLD***
TRADE MY gun for
GOLD or SILVER COINS
(941)-661-1509

BICYCLES/
TRICYCLES
O14 6135

BIKE 3 wheel folding USA made
like new $250.00 697-3122
BIKE RACK- trailer hitch. Graber
$60 OBO 941-505-0407
BIKE, TODDLER for girl w/
training wheels. New cond. $20.
941-276-7316
Tricycle, Radio Flyer new cond.
pink & purple. $25. 941-276-
7316

TOYS
L V 6138


ART EASEL by Fisher Price. con-
verts to desk. $20. 941-276-
7316
BABYDOLL CHANGING TABLE,
Little Tikes, with storage $15.
941-623-4043
CANDYLAND GAME BRAND
NEW UNOPENED ~ $4. 941-623-
4043
DOLLHOUSE, GRAND Mansion,
Little Tikes, 43x18x31, exc.
condition. $65. 627-5747
DORA'S MAGIC CASTLE living
room set. Brand new. $7. 941-
6234043
I BUY TOY TRAINS
Any age Any Condition
TOP PRICES PAID
(941)-426-5998
PS3 1 CONTROLLER 3 games&
2 USB cords 40 gig
$400.00 OBO 941-743-3945
RC BOAT 28" (miss bud)
w/accessories. Used 3x $75.00
(941)-585-9349
SCIENCE PROJECT, working
volcano, one of a kind, sculpey.
$20. 941-627-5747

PHOTOGRAPHY/
VIDEO



CAMARA, Canon SD1100/8
mega/3Xzm/2.5"scrn/2gig mem
C.R.recom/$115/941-979-7743
CAMERA, PENTAX 35MM ZR
60, 2 lens 35-80;100-300, case
$300. 941-769-8800
MOVIE PROJECTOR, Kodak,
8mm, working, $29; Projection
screen, $15 941-391-5260
SLIDE PROJECTORS, Kodak
Carousel, $24, & Sawers 550
$19. Ex trays $3. 941-391-5260
TELE. LENSES SUNSTAR
135mm screw mount. $15.
941423-2585.


I POOL/SPA/
& SUPPLIES
ow 6145

AWNING, MANUAL Retractable,
Projection 10'2" Width 138" 9"
Scallope Valance, Forest Green,
$800 941-423-9031
BALBOA 5-PERSON EMERALD
GREEN HOT TUB, 220-VOLT,
STEPS AND FULL COVER, $500
OBO 941-540-4924


CLEANER, Zodiac Baracuda
new parts, 48 ft of hose. $100.
941-661-3358


POOL PUMP $1200 obo.
$4000+ when new. Death in
family forces sale of almost new
119T pump (941)-766-9869
REEL for pool cover used on 28
x 14 pool. $50.00 Call 941-625-
2593
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

LAWN & GARDEN
L:Z 6:160


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 .com/bobcat
BUY or SELL RIDING MOWERS,
Any Condition 941-268-5442
or 941-623-3374
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KUBOTA B7500 HSD, 21hp ,
4WD with loader, ind. tires, 180
hrs, $10,000 call 941-812-0809
MOWER DECK for Walker, 42in
pickup deck. $150. OBO 941-
276-0393
MOWER, John Deere, self-pro-
pelled, 21", electric start. $375.
or best offer. 941-764-6970
MOWER, Murray Select Riding
Lawn. Runs, but needs some
work. $150.00 941-416-1827
MOWER, Riding, Murray. 10 yrs.
Needs work. Newer Diehard bat-
tery. ***GONE****
MOWER, TORO, riding, like new,
$250 941-809-9939 days,
***SOLD**
MOWERS, LAWN, (2) push type,
for repair or parts. $20.00 pair.
(941)-764-7817
RIDER, Gravely 0 turn, 32",
mulching mower, 13hp, exc.
cond. $650. (941)-625-1863
RIDING MOWER, 42" Crafts-
man, 0 turn. Like new. 941-
268-5442 or 941-623-3374
TABLE, TIKI w/ 2 chairs
$300.00
941-493-6380
TREMENDOUS TREE SALE-ava-
cado, kiwi, mango, grapes, cherry,
banana, lychee, appt only 4684372

BUILDING
SUPPLIES



INSULATION (9)4'X8'X3/4" r-mat
rigid wall boards. $50.00 941-
255-0554
INSULATION, 6.5" X 15" X 93"
BATS R-19 (9) IN BUNDLE.
$25.00 941-255-0554
SLIDING DOORS, bronze, dou-
ble glass, 6 X 6'8 with muntin.
$200. 941-766 0685
STEEL DOOR, ext., white w/
half round window. 36"6 panel
$125. 941-626-3102
STREETLIGHT L-BRACKET
6'long HDG pipe mounts to pole.
$10. 941-629-8955
TILE, ITALIAN wall tile off white
8x10 small box $10.00 941-423-
1211
TOILETS (2), white, $20 each,
941-505-1492
WINDOW SILLS, GRANITE, $3
LF OR BEST OFFER. CALL 350-
9266
WINDOWS, 4ea AL double hung
26"wx38"h w/screens,new
$70.00 ea 941-639-9134
WINDOWS, 4ea AL double hung
52"wx49"h w/screens new
$120.00 ea 941-639-9134

TOOLS/ MACHINERY



AIR COMPRESSOR, 4 HP MAC
30 GAL. $75. CALL 941-350-
9266
BRIGG & STRATTON, 4,000
WT. GENERATOR-WORKING
$275. 941-627-3012
GENERATOR, 10 H.P., 5550
watt. Troy Built, like new.
$395.00 941-625-8192
HYDRAULIC JACK (bottle) NAPA
12 ton. $25. 941-629-8955
LADDERS, 2 [ 4] 6] 8], $10-35
941-626-3102


LAZER SPECTRA LL-200 excel-
lent cond. $400.00 941-426-
0047
PORTA-POWER for auto body
shop many attachments. $100.
941-276-0393






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TOOLS/ MACHINERY




PRESSURE WASHER Commer-
cial grade, John Deere. 3800 PSI,
10 hrs. $1000 new, asking $700
obo. (941)-629-6940
PRESSURE WASHER-HUSKY,
2200 psi, 2.2 gpm. Like new.
$125. Call 941-525-9912
ROUTER w/Table, Porter cable.
Exc. Condition. $120. 941-639-
2803
SAW, RADIAL ARM SAW 18"
DeWalt 2 blades/stand. $45.
941-662-0150
SURVEY CST/Berger Tripod &
Measure Stick, AS NEW cond.
$50 941-286-5601
TOOL CHESTS, (2) Made by
Husky, red. Good Cond! Asking
$50. ea. (941)493-4088
WORKBENCH, WOODEN, 5'2"
long, great for garage. $25.00
941416-1827


EQUIPJSUPLIES
Z 6220


CHAIRS, DESK, 9, HIGH BACK,
black leather,$45 each 941-575-
8600
CHAIRS, meeting, armless,
chrome, tweed, 17, $25. each
941-575-8600
DESK for Computer, L Shaped,
brand new cond. $200. 941-276-
7316
DESK W/ return, large, oak lami-
nate; nice; have 2;
$150; 941-575-8600
DESK, EXECUTIVE, 6'Lx3'W,
Light Wood. Asking $100.
(941)-237-8310
HUNDREDS OF Pre-owned desks,
files, chairs, conf tables. OFFICE
OUTFITTERS 881 E Venice Ave.,
Venice 485-7015, 800-330-9215
STORE FIXTURES, North Port,
Toledo Blade and Price Blvd.
Call 727-808-9236
TABLES, FOLDING tables,
heavy, 6' $50; 8' $75; 941-575-
8600


SOMBREROS (12) Great Decor
for a Mexican Restaurant
$50. 941-400-4232


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

|CATS
LW 6232


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 OR CATS FREE to a good
home. Child is allergic.
(941)-286-6440
KITTENS FREE to Good Home!
Call Arne (941) 421-8163
KITTENS, FREE to good home
(239)-731-6781
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.

DOGS
LW^ 6233


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.
AKC GOLDEN RETIEVERS! Par-
ents on Site. Champ. BIdLns.
HIth. Certs. 3 Fmls Avail. $800
(941)467-5398
BEAGLE, 9 MOS., Male, good
tempered, needs home. Venice
(941)-525-6026
BEAGLE/BULLDOGS PUPS,
health cert, shots, adorable, 8
wks, $50. 941-737-7379
BORDER COLLIE/HEELER pup-
pies, 8wks, 4/M $50 (863)494-
7218
BOSTON TERRIER PUPPIES, 3
females $450 each. 3 males
$400 each. Call 941-875-4017.
BULL DOG Pup. Short, stocky,
white, female. $200.
(941) 830-1803
CHIHUAHUA PUPPY, CKC,
adorable FE, 9 wks. Health cert,
shots. $325. (941)-276-2100


IDDOGS
L w 6233







CHOC LAB PUPS AKC + CKC,
dew claws removed, dewormed, 2
sets of shots. $600 941-286-7623
COCKER SPANIELS, AKC,
10 WEEKS, $250.
941426-2768
DACHSHUND MIX 2 year old
female. Very sweet.
Vet reference required. $50
941-661-9356
DACHSHUNDS AKC, Mini,
8wks, 1st shots, wormed, 4/M
$325 ea 1/F tiny $425 (863)-
494-6983
LAB-BLACK MIX, 8 mos. old.
female, all shots. FREE TO GOOD
HOME. (941)-237-8310
LHASA APSO Female, AKC Reg,
Born 3/25/09. Parti-colored.
$650. Sold Sold Sold
PIT BULL Puppies, American/Blue
Nose. 8 wks. old. Shots &
dewormed $200. ***SOLD***
POMERANIAN PUP AKC,
Tiny male. Health Cert, all
shots, $400. (941) 639-2332
TERRIER, BENJIE type & 1 mix
breed, both young & lap dogs
(201bs). Current shots. Need to
be in home with older kids. Free
to good home ONLY. (941)-626-
3734
TOY POODLE PUPS. CKC, 8
wks., 1 tiny m, 1 fe.,vet cert.
$400, 941-639-2794
YORKIE- Female, AKC Regis-
tered, Born 3/2/09. $600. Cash
only ******SOLD*******

MISC.PETS
6234


BUNNIES: 4th of July dwarf
babies, Make better pets then
fireworks. $7/ea. (941)-697-
0174, Englewood.

| LIVESTOCK
LwaraZ6235


ARABIAN/MUSTANG 4 yrs old,
gelding, experienced rider only
1500 Sally (863)-244-8340
HAY (Nokomis) Fertilized Bermu-
da Grass: 3'x4' Round $20;
Square $4; Last Year's Square $2
(Delivery Extra) 941-485-9142


AQUARIUM 47 GAL OCEANIC
Bow Front, all accessories, very
nice, $150. 626-0335
BIRD HOUSES and feeders.,
home built. $15.-$30. 941-204-
8488
DOG HOUSE XLarge. $100.
Englewood 941-400-4232
DOG HOUSE, X. Large $100.
941-4004232
DOGGIE DOOR, large for sliding
glass door. 14x82"ajustable.
$85. 941-626-3102
PARROT CAGE 24X30X46 Black
iron, 20" stand, $200.
941-697-5441
TENT, FOR LITTER MAID. USED
ONE WEEK. PD. $42. SELL $20.
941-268-9029

| APPLIANCES
6250


$40 SERVICE CALL The Areas
most trusted Appliance Repair Ser-
vice, serving PC, N.P. EngI, Venice.
We can fix it! 941473-9484
AIR CONDITIONER, Room Size
Window, Hampton Bay
Exc.Cond. $50. 941416-1827
DISHWASHER G.E. TRITON, XL
White, '05. Exc. cond. $175. PG
941-637-8767
DISHWASHER, Kenmore 4-5yrs
old, Bisque (cream) color. $150.
Venice 941-408-0123
DISHWASHER, Kenmore Ultra
Wash III, runs extremely well,
$45. 941-505-1492

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FREEZER, COMPACT, G.E.
under counter size. Excellent.
$75.00 obo 941-697-1885
FREEZER, UPRIGHT, 5 1/2 feet
high, big \white. Delivery avail-
able. $185. 941-626-3102
MICROWAVE, WHITE, '05, G.E.
Spacemaker. Exc. Cond. $150.
PG 941-637-8767
QUALITY USED APPLIANCES
Start at $50. Service & Deliv-
ery Avail. 280 S. McCall Rd.
Englewood 941-468-4020
RANGE, ELEC., White,'05
Glasstop, S. Clean. $300. Exc.
Cond. PG 941-637-8767


I APPLIANCES
L : 6250 0


RANGE, ELECTRIC self clean-
ing, black Frigidaire. Exc. cond.
$400.obo. (941)-815-6329
REFRIGERATOR, 18.3 cf
Whirlpool Energy Star, 4 yrs old,
white, GREAT cond. $200. 941-
268-8186
REFRIGERATOR, 25 cf, '05
White, Kenmore. Exc. cond.
$300. PG 941-637-8767
REFRIGERATOR, G.E, White, 14
cu. ft. Clean. Works great! (got
new color) $120. 941-488-5898
REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore side
xside, 5yrs old, bisque, (cream)
$250. Venice 941-408-0123
REFRIGERATOR, KENMORE,
6 mos. old. 20 cu ft, Like new.
$400. (941)-276-2959
REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore,
White, Side-By-Side, $175.
69X35 941480-1008
REFRIGERATOR, large mini bar.
$75. 941-626-3102
REFRIGERATOR, Maytag. Good
Cond. $425.00 941-625-8642
REFRIGERATOR, Small 12 cu.
ft.(?) $100.00
941-624-6654
STOVE GE COOKTOP GLASS
TOP FIVE BURNERS $300 863-
458-0010
WASHERS/DRYERS $139.
each or $270. Set
1 Year Warranty.
941-766-0226
WASHER & Dryer, $175, Will
separate. Exc. cond. (941)-623-
2623
WASHER & DRYER, Frigidaire,
very good cond. 2 yrs old. $200.
(941)-276-2959
WASHER & DRYER, Kenmore,
Heavy Duty. Great condition.
$375. 941-624-5020
WASHER & DRYER, STACK,
ALMOST NEW.
CALL (941)-661-0883
WASHER & DRYER, STACK,
used less than 3 mos. $400.
(941)-468-1576
WASHER & DRYER, Whirlpool
looks a bit rough runs well $100
941.380.8778

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
AIR PURIFIER-STARILIZER
EdenPure G-7 (search it)
$130. 941-637-4613
BATHROOM CABINETS, 3, with
sink. French style door.
(941)-661-0883
BOOKS, combat + survival hard-
back, complete series, 28 vols.
$50. 941-629-8955
BOOKS, Paperback, Romance,
Hist./Myst, 457, 50 cents each
or $180 all. 941-627-5747
CARPETS, 6, indoor, outdoor,
4x8, $10. each 941-626-3102
CD'S JIMMY BUFFETT, DON'T
STOP, CARNIVAL, PAUL SIMON,
GRACELAND $8. 941-268-9029
CEILING FAN, 52", white. Very
nice w/frosted dome light. $90.
941-626-3102
CLEAR SKIN brand new for IPOD
Nano plus 75 free music down-
loads~$4 941-623-4043
CLOCK, WALL, Quartz. Plays old
Ford car noises on hour. $15.
941-423-2585.
CONVERTER CHARGER, AC-DC
PLUS DIST PANEL, OUT OF RV
$150. OBO 941-875-6194
DOOR, solid aluminum, 42" for
shed or trailer. $45. 941-626-
3102
DOORS, rustic old, off farm trail-
er, 2x2, great shelves. $150.
941-626-3102
FLATWARE,12 pc goldplated
service w/extra's cherry
box $100.00 941-698-1039
GRILL, Charbroil. 2 gas contain-
ers with gas. 1 new empty. Cover.
$50. 941423-2585.
GRIPS FOR RUGER, VAQUERO
SIM. IVORY NEW, $25. 941-268-
9029
HOT DOG CART, tow behind w
accessories, totally remodeled.
Good cond. $1000 941-536-6131
KEY/ELEC LOCK, SAFE-Fire-
proof "SENTRY", 16Wx18Hx19D
ask $175/obo 941-661-4477
MAIL BOX, CHICAGO BEARS
FOOTBALL HELMET. Good shape.
$40. 941-626-3102
NASCAR BRICKYARD 400,
2 Tickets. 1st turn. Aisle seats,
$200. (941)-698-0579
RUG- Wool area rug, 8' 3" by 11'
6", $375. 941-625-1863
SEATCOVERS, TRUCK Dakota
red embroidery on grey fabric new
$40 941-457-5589 fits others
SEWING MACHINE, Antique,
Singer, 1908, $100. G.E.


Glasstop stove black, $100. Stu-
dent desk, white oak, 18x48"
$35. Sharp Tele/Fax/copier/
answering, $35. TV, 13" G.E.
$10. (941)-629-6636
SPACE HEATER, Torpito like
turbo, kerosin.e $135. 941-626-
3102
STUDY GUIDES, Three FCAT
10th grade reading/writing. Like
new. $20. 941-505-0407
TELEPHONE. Unusual golf bag
and club style. NOT A REAL BAG!!
$35. 941-423-2585


MISCELLANEOUS/ FORD ACURA
6260 7070 L 7145


TUFFWRAP, brand new blk sili-
cone case & click whl protection
for IPOD Nano$4 941-6234043
VISOR, GRIFFIN Tan LEATHER
CASE for 60GB IPOD Brand new
in box $5. 941-623-4043
WALL PICTURE, Lighted animat-
ed brook with sound and mirrored
border $10. 941-423-2585.
WALL PLAQUES set (4) black
oriental 32 by 12 with birds and
flowers.$75. 941423-2585

| WANTED TO
BUY/TRADE



A COLLECTOR BUYING ScraD 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
A COLLECTOR BUYING
Old Fishing Lures,
Rods, Reels. 941-743-9114
I PAY THE MOST!

7000







TRANSPORTATION

| BUICK
7020


1996 BUICK ROADMASTER
350 LT1 motor. 106k mi, cold
AC, Clean inside/out,
$2600/obo (941)915-8316
1999 BUICK CENTURY CUSTOM
Nicely equipped. Premium tires, 1
owner. $2995 941-426-3494
2002 BUICK LESABRE Cus-
tom, exc cond, new tires, garage
kept $6500 (941)697-3660

CADILLAC
Lela 71030


2006 CADILLAC DTS
24K $22,988
(800)784-9309

CHEVROLET
7040


1973 CHEVY ELCAMINO,
Super Sport LS 4, 454, runs &
moves good. (941)743-4309.

L KK
1998 CHRYLER CIRRUS LXI
4 door, AC, V6, loaded,
leather, 1 owner, 56K, BEST
offer over $3250. ( offers
Pending.) 941-468-1489
2001 CAVALIER, runs good,
very dependable, great on gas,
new tires,$2300. 941-637-9628






2004 CHEVROLET AVEO LS-
1 owner, 31k miles, GM Certi-
fied, power pack, auto, A/C.
$7,950 (941)493-5000
www.billbuckchevrolet.com
2004 CHEVROLET CAVALIER,
36,000 miles. $4000/OB0.
***SOLD***

| CHRYSLER
LwavaZ7050


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

|D DODGE



2000 DODGE VIPER
29K $35,990
800-784-9309
2003 DODGE NEON SXT
Black, 4 cyl, cold ac, 84k, Nice
Car! $4400 **SOLD**

|F FORD



1995 FORD ESCORT, stick
shift, 111K, great gas mileage,
cold AC, $750 (941)426-4543
1995 FORD TAURUS 4 DR
Sedan, 6 cyl., automatic, $395
(941)626-1055
1998 FORD MUSTANG V6,
auto, all power, CD, Cold AC,
$3000 (941)624-2771


1999 FORD ESCORT 51K,
auto, air, great condition, $3000
***SOLD***
2001 FORD FOCUS 5 sp, cold
air, new tires, $2600 obo
(941)623-5606


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| JEEP



1992 JEEP WRANGLER,
74,000 mi, 4 cyl., 5 speed, runs
great, new tires & wheels,
$3,800. OBO (941)-889-8565
2006 JEEP WRANGLER X, soft-
top, 6 cylinder, auto, air, 6 CD
charger, 2 sets of tires, 11,680
miles, $14,000. 941-812-0809
2007 JEEP WRANGLER
UNLIMITED X $23,990
(800)784-9309

LINCOLN



1995 LINCOLN TOWNCAR
SIGNATURE. All the toys. Good
working order. Cold AC. 150k
miles, $2550 (941)637-9871


1998 LINCOLN TOWNCAR
Cartier, Black, sharp car. $4,900
neg. Must see. (941)412-3142






2005 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR
4x4 White, leather, sunroof,
chrome wheels, 3rd row.
$19,984 (941)493-5000
www.billbuckchevrolet.com


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











2003 BMW 5251 Sedan -
Impeccable, Silver/Gray, leather,
moonroof, alloy wheels, low
miles. $14,500 (941)493-5000
www. billbuckchevrolet.com
2006 BMW 3301
CONVERTIBLE, BLACK
$29,990 800-784-9309
2006 BMW Z4 3.0
AUTO, 24K, $25,990.
800-784-9309

|H HONDA|
7160


1994 HONDA DEL SOL
67K $5,995
(800)784-9309
1996 HONDA ACCORD EX
New paint/exhaust system, alpine
radio, BM Quartz speakers, 200K
$2500 (941)697-9123
2005 HONDA CR-V 36,200
mi, 4 cyl., AWD, automatic,
AM/FM cassette/CD player, A/C,
cruise, keyless, leather, heated
seats, tilt, sunroof, All pwr acc,
EXC cond, garage kept. $15,500
OBO (941)-697-5345
2006 HONDA ODYSSEY EX
25K $22,990
(800)784-9309
2007 HONDA FIT
15K MILES $14,990
800-784-9309
I . .I


1998 GRAND MARQUIS LS,
leather, loaded, looks & runs Ex.
Reduced $3995 (941)626-7682
2001 MERCURY SABLE LS Pre-
mium, 58K miles, Excellent
shape. $5,400 **SOLD**


.0 I3 lT UI aI LL.IN1 I rn.,
long list new parts, still needs
new mtr.$1,500/obo.941-624-6832
2007 HYUNDAI ACCENT, 6600
mi. Like new, apple green, black
pin stripe, warranty through
2011, $9500. (941)457-6999


UTH INFITI


1998 PLYMOUTH VOYAGER
Mini-van, 96,000 mi, 6 cyl., FWD,
automatic, AM/FM cassette/CD
player, All season tires, Expresso,
gold, auto, a/c, pwr brakes, pwr
locks, pwr steering, pwr win,
cruise, keyless, air bag, ABS,
alloy wheels, 3rd row seats, tilt,
tinted glass, rear defogger, rear
wiper, 3.0 V-6, Recent Tune-up,
Good appearance, will need pass
window motor., $3,000, OBO
(941)204-5850

PONTIAC









2006 PONTIAC G6 V6 15k
miles, one owner, leather, GM
Certified, immaculate! $11,984
(941)493-5000
www.billbuckchevrolet.com
2006 PONTIAC SOLSTICE
25K $16,990
(800)784-9309

| SATURN
7135



PRO-POWER
AUTO SALES
(941) 627-8822
USED SATURN SALES
PARTS & SERVICE
"THE SATURN GUYS"
97 SL2 Sedan........$1,695
97 SL2 Sedan..........$2,195
99 SC2 Coupe...........$2,199
01 SLI Sedan............$3,699
02 SL2 Sedan............$3,195
98 SC2 Coupe............$3,495
00 SL2 Sedan.............$4,595
02 SLI 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

|A ACURA
C7145


2003 ACURA RSX
45K $12,975
800-784-9309
2003 ACURA RSX, 37k mi., 4
New Tires. Very Good Shape!
$12,500. (941)-764-0996


2008 INFINITI QX56
NAV, DVD, 12K $47,990
(800)784-9309
2008 INFINITY G37
CPE 17K MILES $32,988
800-784-9309

| JAGUAR
7175


2006 JAGUAR S-TYPE
24K MILES $21,988
800-784-9309
2007 JAGUAR XK
23K $49,990
800-784-9309

I KIA
7177


2004 KIA OPTIMA, silver, 4 dr.,
38K, good cond. $4,350
(941)426-2663

MAZDA




1997 MAZDA MIATA
Red, Black Interior
95,000 mi. $3,200 obo
Call 941-828-0335

MERCEDES




2003 MERCEDES ML350
34K $15,988
(800)784-9309
2006 MERCEDES E350
4 MATIC 26K $27,990
(800)784-9309
2006 MERCEDES S500
$34,980
1-800-784-9309
2007 MERCEDES C230
29K MILES $23,990
800-784-9309

NISSAN
7200


2000 MAXIMA GLE. auto,
leather, hwy. mi. very good cond.
Reduced $4500 (941)626-7682
2007 NISSAN 350Z GR
TOURING 8K MILES $29,990
(800)784-9309


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SPORTS CARS
L ^ 7205








1992 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
- 65k actual miles, impeccable,
rare Black w/White leather.
$11,500 (941)493-5000
www.billbuckchevrolet.com
1995 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
black, 97K, auto, full power,
$6900 firm (941)204-0966






2002 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Z06 18k miles, Electron Blue,
heads up, loaded with extras!
$26,750 (941)493-5000
www.billbuckchevrolet.com

| TOYOTA
7210


1991 TOYOTA CAMRY DX, 4
dr., 4 cyl., auto, AC, Pwr Sun Rf.,
PL, PW. 137K orig. mi. Sr.
owned. Beautiful cond. in & out.
$3,400. (352)249-8059 N. Port
1998 TOYOTA CAMRY LE
82700 miles, exc cond. $4155
obo. 7305 Mamouth St. Engle.
1999 TOYOTA CAMRY, 4cyl.,
auto, AC, all power. Everything
works. $3,950. 941-488-8844
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 HIGHLANDER
HYBRID 17K $28,995
(800)784-9309

VOLKSWAGEN
7220


1973 VOLKSWAGEN THING
26K $12,990
800-784-9309
2003 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT
Wagon, Tinted windows, sunroof,
new tires, new brakes, loaded,
alarm, below blue book price,
$7500. (941)627-3337

BUDGET BUYS
7252


1993 TOYOTA COROLLA 4
door cold A.C. Good Cond.
$500.00 239-745-2396 Kaylah
1994 OLDSMOBILE Cutlass
Supreme 2 dr, looks & runs
great. Cold AC 110K $1600
Venice. (734)834-3463
1994 SATURN Twin Cam, silver,
4-dr. 5-spd. Cold air, 30mpg,
$1950. (941)488-3588
1995 ACURA INTEGRA, auto,
PW, PL, AC, 89K, blown head
gasket, still runs, $1500 obo.
Any reasonable offer 941-764-6656


BUDGET BUYS
L ^ 7252


1995 BMW 740i, Overheated
engine. Will not run. $2,000.
(941)-473-2638
1995 SATURN SL2, COLOR
AQUA, AC, ALL POWER, GREAT
ON GAS!! $1200. ***SOLD***
1997 FORD THUNDERBIRD 4.6
cold ac, loaded, looks & runs great.
124K $2950. 941-662-5640
1998 SATURN SC2, 4 cyl.,
Auto, cold AC, Sun Roof, 90K.
$2,400. Venice (941) 266-5923
1999 BUICK CENTURY
CUSTOM, 63K Mi, $3,300.
941-743-4151

AUTOS WANTED




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$300 for most cars
with title!
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CASH FOR CARS and trucks.
Running or not. Top $$$ Paid.
941-258-4472


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COULD BE WORTH $$$$ 697-
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$$ TOP CASH $$
FOR CARS & TRUCKS.
DEAD OR ALIVE. 485-7515

| AUTO PARTS/
ACCESSORIES
7270

96-04 Dodge Dakota Truck Bed-
cover. Extang Plat Ser. Exc.
Cond. $100. 941-473-0587
AIRFILTER, K & N, flat rectangle,
$20.00 (941)-585-9349
BOOK CARTER CARBURE-
TORS $5. 941-629-8955
FORD 5.0 50.oz steel flywheel.
Exc. cond. $40. 941-234-7966
FORD 5.0 CHROME VALVE COV-
ERS. BRAND NEW. $35. 941-
234-7966
FORD 5.0 HO HEADS W/NEW
HD ROCKERS. EXC. COND.
$175. 941-234-7966
FORD 93 MUSTANG 5.0 roller
shortblock w/stand. $250. 941-
234-7966
FORD SUPERCHIPS BLUE com-
putor module '88-'93 Mustang.
V8. $125. 941-234-7966
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7270

HITCH, HIDDEN HITCH bolt on
hitch for Toyota Sienna. Great
cond $75. 941-258-0472
HITCH, REESE, LIKE NEW MULTI
FIT, HAVE BOOK, CLASS 3, 4 '97
TO '05 $75.00 941-629-7830
HITCH, TAURUS / SABLE, '00
TO '06 HIDDEN CLASS 2 HITCH.
$75.00 941-629-7830
MOTOR 1990 Chevy Vortec V6
Complete. $350. 941-626-3265
RIMS, 20" CHROME, for RWD
Ford, Chevy, & GMC. $1000 obo
(941)-268-1315
SEATS, CAPT. SEATS 2-Chrysler
T&C Van, tan, rear $50 941-627-
5747
TAILGATE 1987 Ford Bronco,
electric back window. $100. OBO
941-626-3265
TIRES & WHEELS, New take-
offs, 2008 Scion, 205x55R16
$450 (941)-505-1981
TIRES (2) 215/60-R16 New
Primewells. $50. for both.
*******SOLD******
TIRES (2) P205/75-R14
Goodyear Alegra. $50. pair. 941-
626-3265
TIRES (2) P215/60-R16, New
Firestones. $50. pair.
*........SOLD*********
TIRES (2) GOODYEAR EAGLE
LS-2, P275/55R 20, 90% TREAD,
$100.00 obo (941)-504-4924
TIRES (4) P235/75-R15 New
BF Goodrich Radials. $200. set.
*.....SOLD*****
TIRES (4) P185-75-R14
$150.00 New tires
941-237-1866
TIRES (4) P195/70-R14 $80.
set. ***SOLD***
TIRES, 2 Goodyear Integrity
P235/70R16 Good condition.
$50/both. 941-258-0472
TRUCK TOPPER, FULL SIZE
RED, 69*80, 7" RISE, CENTURY
$200.00 941-979-9515

VANS



2000 CHEVROLET 3500,
72,400 mi, V8, AM/FM, white,
a/c, pwr brakes, pwr steering,
cruise, ABS, tow pkg, Maxi-
van,HD auto trans, new tires &
brakes, $4,700 (941)629-5848

ITRUCKS/PICK-UPS
27300


1987 FORD RANGER,
5 speed, new battery, $695
(941)626-1224
1993 CHEVY 2500, Single Cab,
Auto, PW, AC. Runs great!
$1,750. (941)-2864599
1993 FORD F-150 1993
FORD F150XL Runs and drives
good needs steering column,
$900. (941)526-8829
1993 GMC, 6 cyl. w/ cap for
truck bed, AC. Runs great!
$1,200. obo (941)-697-4707
1996 FORD F-250 4x4, Power
Stroke diesel. All power, No rust.
goose neck hitch. $4800/obo
(941)-575-4375
1997 FORD F-150 LARIAT,
150,000 mi, V8, auto, a/c,
$1900 OBO. (941)380-2026.
1999 CHEVY, 1/2 Ton, small V-
8, auto, cold air, $4,500, OBO
(941)624-2849
2003 CHEVROLET, 1/2 Ton, V-
6, Auto, new tires, cold air,
$6,500, OBO (941)624-2849
2005 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
Z71 CREW 4X4 $23,988
800-784-9309
2006 DODGE RAM 1500 Quad
Cab SLT Hemi, loaded, Don't pay
35K new or 28K w/discounts.
Buy my truck in mint cond only
24K miles, $16,900 Firm
(941)626-7682.


TRUCKS/ PICK-UPS
L 7300 ^


Z..wV m VUlm m .L.Iv AI -
owner, V8, stepside, chrome
wheels, sharp! $10,950
(941)493-5000
www.billbuckchevrolet.com

P


2006 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
- Crew Cab, 4x4, 40k miles, fac-
tory 20 inch wheels, new tires,
full power. $19,984
(941)493-5000
www.billbuckchevrolet.com

SPORT UTILITY/
VEHICLES


1995 CHEVY SUBURBAN
1500, full power, leather, exc.
cond. $2500. SOLD!
2001 OLDS. BRAVADO, beauti-
ful, lady owned, loaded, sunroof, 6
pack. $4950. (941)416-3737
2003 DODGE DURANGO,
white, AWD, Loaded. Tow pack-
age. Great for motor home travel.
48K mi. $9700. (941)628-1934
2003 GMC ENVOY XL SUV,
115,000 mi, V8, RWD, auto, tow
pkg, $6,500 485-4484

I TRAILER
& ACCESSORIES I
: 7341

2004, 5' X 7' Trailer,
Single axel. $250.
Bob 941-625-5442
2008 OPEN TRAILER w/ ramp
gate, 4'X7', 1' sides, only used
twice, like new, $375. OBO
941-276-5699
4'X6' UTILITY TRAILER, Steel w/
spare tire. 2 ton capacity. $150.
(941)-286-4799
BOAT TRAILER FRAME. FRAME
ONLY. $50. CALL 941-350-9266
18'-21' BOAT TRAILER, new
axle, springs, spare tire, jack,
extra's, good condition, ready to
go! $350. Call 941-237-7453.
JET SKI TRAILER. SINGLE.
NEW TIRES. $200. CALL 941-
350-9266
OPEN & ENCLOSED Utility
Trailers, Trailer Hitches & Wiring.
Two-Morrow's Enterprises,
941460-9700.
TRAILER -TILT 4'X8' factory
made, nice condition, all steel
$375./firm 941-270-1073
TRAILER 5X8 SIDEBOARDS,
Spare Tires, etc. Exc Cond.
$450.00 941-391-5573
TRAILER FRAME, 5TH WHEEL
DUEL AXLE, ELEC BRAKES $499
OBO 941-875-6194
TRAILER, (2) CAR, new 10000 Ibs
wench, 2 spare tires, new paint
Hoop brand $3500. 941-637-3922
UTILITY TRAILERS
AT Great Prices
WEST COAST TRAILER
(941)698-9902

ICYCLES/MOPEDS/
SCOOTERS
L: 7360

1980 HONDA HAWK 400. Like
new. Been in storage for 7 years.
$1600. OBO. 941-889-8565
1998 CR80, new top end, new
brakes, $900/obo. North Port
813-267-5627
1998 DYNA Super Glide, Big
Guns Exhaust, new rear tire, just
serviced, nicely decked out, 22K,
show room condition $8,500/
obo. Call Kevin 941-628-0621


CYCLES/MOPEDS/
SCOOTERS
7360

2002 Harley Davidson Black
883 Sportster, 7K mi. Extras.
$6,000/obo. (941)-828-8829
2003 HONDA 250 Reflex Scoot-
er Garage kept and adult owned.
Low miles. $2800 obo. 941-637-
6971
2004 HONDA 750 Shadow Aero
6k mi., Garage kept. $3,750.
KBB $4,675. (941)-286-4799
2004 YAMAHA FZ1, 9K, Garage
kept, Adult owned, Retail $5000,
Sell $3700 941416-3199
2005 KAWASAKI VULCAN 500
2,700 miles garage kept excel-
lent condition 3,000.
941457-1207 after 5pm






2006 HARLEY DAVIDSON
Under 1200 miles, Mint Condtion
Chrome Extras, includes Helmet +
Accessories $7500.(941)-223-3535
2006 HONDA VLX600, 6200
orig. mi. 57 mpg. $3200/obo.
(941)-268-1118
2007 HD FLSTN 1,050 miles.
Mint. Wht/blk, V&H pipes, WS,
HD 2 upset w/orginal.
Garage kept. Clear title.
Serious only $14,995
941-626-5240 before 8 pm
2007 HD FXSTC Cobalt Blue
1065 miles. Mint. V&H pipes.
Garage kept. Clear title. See
other add, will deal w/purchase of
both. Serious only. $14,995
941-626-5240 Before 8pm
2007 HONDA 250cc Rebel
110 Miles Great gas milage.
3000.00 obo.941-255-1912
2007 Honda Silverwing
Scooter, 1250 miles, origi-
nal owner, garage kept,
$5595 call 863-990-4999

HARLEY DAVIDSONS, HIS &
HERS
HIS-1998 LIMITED EDITION
ULTRA CLASSIC MANY
CHROME EXTRAS
HERS- 1978 SUPER GLIDE
TOTAL CUSTOM OVER
20000.00 INVESTED SELL
BOTH FOR 16500.00 WILL
SEPARATE SERIOUS INQUIRES
ONLY. CALL 708 473 8074 FOR
APPT.


MOTOR SCOOTER, 150cc, w
canopy, 3 wheel, 80 mpg need mtr
cycle lic.$3000 941-6298520
PARTS HARLEY off new bike
control covers, grips, pegs, $100
941-882-8149
RAMPS: FOLDING MC Ramps,
10' 1500 lb. capacity. Locking
MC wheelchuck. Ramprite, ramp
support. Never used. Cost $700
Sell for $350. (941)-255-8615

S CAMPERS/
TRAVEL TRAILERS
7370

1971 SHASTA CAMPER 12.5',
sleeps 4, elec. ref., lights & AC,
gas stove, oven & light, new
spare tire, portable toilet, awning,
clean. Great hurricane escape
vehicle. $1250. **SOLD**
WANTED
Motorhomes & Campers
We'll sell it! FREE
Skip Eppers RV's
941-639-6969 Punta Gorda
1999 PALOMINO slide in truck
camper for full size PU, elec. lift.
Good cond. $2100/obo. (941)-
625-3870
2008 FOREST River Sierra 5th
Whl, 38' 3 slides, 2/1.5, Flat scrn &
stereo. $30K obo 941-628-2689


I CAMPERS/
TRAVEL TRAILERS
7370


21' 2007 CIKIRA Classic Cruis-
er Travel Trailer, sleeps 6, lots of
storage. Used 2x, still smells
new. Easy to tow. $8900 firm.
(941) 916-0069

26' KEYSTONE Outback Travel
Trailer. Extends to 30', 2005,
$11,000. 941-204-3224

32.5 PETERSON EXCEL, 5th
WhI, Lg slide, NADA $10K+ Exc
Cond, $6800 obo 941-626-0506

Charlotte RV Center
Great selection of pre-owned
RVs! Buy- Sell Trade Financing
We'll sell your RV FREE! Ask
about our marketing. Repairs -
Maintenance Parts Body Shop
US 41 at Kings Hwy., Pt. Charlotte.
(941) 883-5555
www.CharlotteRVcenter.com

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


1994 FLEETWOOD FLAIR Class
A 30ft. Auto Load leveler, Self
Cont. Exc. Cond. Ready roll
$11,900 obo 863-990-9120

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

Platinum *
Quality built by people who
Care come & see. Good
prices & financing
Used from $49,900.
RV World Inc of Nokomis
2110 US 41- Nokomis
941-966-2182

RV'S WANTED
Call: Mark
RV World Inc of Nokomis
2110 US 41 Nokomis
941-966-7182

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

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

RV STORAGE
7381


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

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"SAVE DOLPHINS"
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(727)-459-7208.
13' BOSTON WHALER, Daunt-
less, Honda 40hp, trailer & cover.
$8,000/obo. 941-815-3951
14' BOAT, Mercury motor & gal-
vanized trailer, motor needs tic,
$600 obo (941)-743-0678
14' JON BOAT, 6HP JOHNSON,
W/TRAILER. $499.00 OBO 941-
875-6194
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
17.5' 1997 AQUASPORT
center console w/ 90hp
Johnson. Excellent. $3800
941-625-0853
18' RANGER, 200 hp Mercury,
$1500 firm. (941)-743-5474
19'V PATHFINDER, 2001, 115
Yamaha, trlr., Rip Tide trolling mtr
w/on board batt charger. Many
extras. $11,000. 941-286-5209


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(941)-268-7516

20' PENN-YAN, center console,
350 inboard, runs & looks great.
Too much to list, with trailer,
$2400/obo. (941)916-0069

21' 1995 PURSUIT Dual con-
sole. 150HP Yamaha, Alum trail-
er. Better than a deck boat. Seats
8, Just serviced $9995. Call
Chris 941-321-3110

21' AVENGER CC BAYBOAT,
1999 200 HP Suzuki OB w/very
low hrs, Tandem Trailer. Extra
Clean! $4,000. (941)-916-9577

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

9.6' INFLATABLE WEST Marine
Boat w/ 5hp Nissan motor. Many
extras. (941)485-3929

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


BOATS-POWERED



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
TO ADVERTISE
IN BOATER'S
BARGAINS
IN WATERLINE
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941-429-3116
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WANTED 23-25' BOAT
Motor & trailer not needed.
(941)-876-3733

| PERSONAL
WATER VEHICLES
7332

1995 XP SEADOO w/ trailer, Ex
cond. $1400/obo (941)-575-
4375


I PERSONAL
WATER VEHICLES
7332


JET SKI- 2007 Black & Red RXP
w/ tri. Only 40 hrs. Needs minor
carb repair. Mint cond! $5,500.
obo (941)-764-0283

MISC. BOATS




12' ALUMINUM Jon Boat w/
swivel seat and trolling motor.
$350.00. 941-639-5317

I| OUTBOARD/
MARINE ENGINES
7334


GAMEFISHER, 3 hp Sears. Runs
good. $200 firm. 941-474-3177

BOAT STORAGE/
DOCKING
LZ 7336


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


MARINE SUPPLY
& EQUIP.
7338


AIR CONDITIONER, Kruisair
marine carry on, 5000 btu, $350
obo (941)-743-2989
ANCHOR SLIP-RING FLUKE
gal. steel. $6. 941-629-8955

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GAUGE SYSTEM CHECK, NEW
2" FOR JOHNSON. RETAIL $94.
SELL $29.50 941-268-9029
HOUSING for lower unit
115 & 130 hp Yahama
$100.00 941-639-9134
HYNAUTIC STEERING. TWO
HELMS. $150. CALL 941-350-
9266


MARINE SUPPLY
& EQUIP.
Z7 7338 P


PROPELLERS, Stainless steel.
15x17,15x16. $75 each. 941-
697-4752

TROLLING MOTOR, 5HP. MER-
CURY THRUSTER. $40.00. 941-
627-3012

CANOES/ KAYAKS




15' GHEENOE w/paddles, 3 Life
Vests, Trolling motor & Battery
$500. Jim 941-235-1181

KAYAK W/PADDLE. SIT IN,
FREEDOM SWIM. LIKE NEW
$300. 941-627-3012

KAYAK with paddles and vest.
$350. 941-460-8077

KAYAK, SEVYLOR Tahiti inflat-
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obo. 941-624-6390

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6" Seamless Gutter
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941-485-9350

Driveways Slabs Patios
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Remove & Replace Driveways
Concrete & Block Work.
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Foundations & Pool
Decks, Flocrete
No Job Too Small
J.D. Schulte
941-493-1803
Cell
941-416-3092
Since 1978


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941-286-5228
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941-627-0491


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Electrical
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$50 Service Call
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INC.
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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
(941) 879-2694


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The Handyman LLC
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Countertops
Drywall
Texturing/Painting
Ceramic Tile
Aluminum Screens
941-766-1767
CRC 1327942
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493-6736
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* Fences Carpentry
" Roofing
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* Pressure Washing

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941-270-1693
A Registered FL. Co. Since 1993
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to be Registered
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Be Advised to
Check License
Number with the
State by Calling
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myfloridalicense.com


Dave Beck
The Handyman,
LLC
Kitchen &
Bath Remodels
Ceramic Tile
941-766-1767
CRC 1327942
Licensed & Insured
Member BBB


Kitchen & Bath
On The Isle
A DIVISION OF DUYN CONSTRUCTION LLC
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488-22841
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9741-24-166


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


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* Mowing
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Serving Venice,
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Free Estimates
941-237-1728
Complete Maintenance
Now Accepting new Accounts
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Free Estimates
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Annual Accounts Only
15 yrs. Experience

941-492-5171


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

941-429-0829
521464


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* Affordable &
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* 14 Years Experience
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LANDSCAPING, INC.

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*Pt. Charlotte Stone
* Englewood Design
* Rotonda Installation
Gulf Cove Trees
& S.G.C Shrubs
SLawns
Locally Owned & Operated
Great Equipment
*Great Work Ethic
Satisfied Customers
FREE ESTIMATES.
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23310 Swallow Ave.
Port Charlotte, FL 33954


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15 yrs. Experience
Lic. & Ins.
941-237-1823
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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 1 4
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.
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^ 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


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or county.
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Free Estimates

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


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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
2 5+ Years Experience


HOME WATCH
& MUCH MORE
WE SPECIALIZE IN:
- Pet Sitting, my home or yours
, Pet Walking
* Senior Services
, Transportation
, Errands
, Companionship
* Home Watching
E-MAIL:
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941-416-0064 or
941-662-0477
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Area covered includes
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Punta Gorda & Arcadia
42M410
etin Wo rks


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, !t
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
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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

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Bob
626-7353
clearbluepools@comcast.nel


B&L Concrete Services
Specializing in Complete Pool Packages


Resurfacing
10% OFF
With This Ad
Exires 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 M-R
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

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Rescreens
Family Owned & Operated
*Pool cages
*Lanais
*Entryways
*Garage Sliders
Honest, Dependable,
Quality Service
References Available.
FREE ESTIMATES
Licensed & Insured.
94 1-915-7793
or 493-4570


Screening
Rescreen and Repairs
Pool Cages,
Lanais, Entrys,
Vinyl Windows,
Garage Sliders,
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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.de..mRoaI m 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
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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


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



CaJUL
ENGLEWOOD
ROOFING
Since 1975


NEW ROOFS
RE-ROOFS REPAIRS
Commercial & Residential
State Lic.#CCC 1325679
Re-roofs Are Our Specialty
Bus: 941-474-5487
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(941)47-4553


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* Business & Residential
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* Formerly w/Verizon
* 40 Years Experience
* CAT 5E/6 Computer
Networks
Jacks & Wiring
Repairs &
Troubleshooting
Business Telephone
Systems
941.918.2377
Lic. & Ins.
Serving Sarasota & Charlotte Counties


INSTALL
REPAIR
PHONE & CABLE
JACKS, ETC.
Residential
Business
Retired Phone Man
(941) 625-8114
Lic. & Ins.


RESALES
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STORE
2033 S. Tamiami Trail,
Venice
ARK PLAZA
Call us for Estate
Clean-outs, Garage
Clean outs, Shed
Clean Outs &
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941-650-6689


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SLicensed & Insured
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SOver 20 Years in Englewood


20x20 Porcelain
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TILE & DESIGN, INC.
INTERIOR EXTERIOR INSTALLATION
QUALITY
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941-628-6132
SERVING CHARLOTTE
COUNTY SINCE 1987 LICENSED & INSURED


CERAMIC TILE Your business or Trailer Repair
SALES AND/OR service for as low as Major & Minor
INSTALLATION Boat/Utility
Trailers
35 YRS EXP. Springs, Axles
NO JOB TOO SMALL gs,
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12 yrs. In Rotonda West. Venice, Pt. Charlotte, Lights & Wiring
Free estimates. Englewood, North Port
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Call Jim i i 0 Trailer Center
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941-505-9147


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


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Free Estimates

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941-497-8955


PROFESSIONAL
TREE SERVICE
PALMS CLEANED
SSTUMP GRINDING
"REMOVALS
'TRIMMING
"17 YRS CHARLOTTE CO.
SSARASOTA COUNTY
10% SR. DISCOUNT
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FREE ESTIMATES
941-624-4204


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COMPLEX
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ALL SIZES
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Kim
Cool
Let's Go!
Features Editor
kcool@venicegondolier.com
Asolo Rep Adventures
plans trip to Shaw Festival
Hurricane season is a great
time to visit Niagara-on-
the-Lake, Ont., Can.
Sept. 8-13, the Asolo Reperto-
ry Company's travel club, Asolo
Rep Adventures, will be there for
the annual Shaw Festival. Back
in my Cleveland days, "every-
body" went to the Shaw Festival.
It was only about five or six
hours by car and sort of the last
hurrah of the summer season.
From Sarasota, it is a little
farther to travel but, given the
exclusive events planned for the
Asolo group, this is a don't miss
opportunity.
This year's productions
include George Bernard Shaw's
"The Devil's Disciple," a recent
Asolo Rep offering; Stephen
Sondheim's "Sunday in the Park
with George," Noel Coward's
"Brief Encounters" and Garson
Kanin's "Born Yesterday."
Lodging will be at the Queen's
Landing, a vintage Georgian
mansion, and there will side
trips to the famous falls,
including the journey behind
the falls. Rain slickers are
provided and until you have
seen the back of the water
flowing over the falls, you have
not been to Niagara Falls. A trip
on the Maid of the Mist boat
that goes to the base of the falls
is fun too but with all the other
events on the schedule, it might
be hard to find the time and not
miss out the planned jaunts to
private homes and gardens in
the area.
Queen's Landing overlooks
the spot where the Niagara
River and Lake Ontario meet.
The views are spectacular and
the hotel itself is a classic.
For more information, call
Jamie Schoenfeld at
941-351-9010, ext. 4702.


CIRQUE DU SOLEIL 'SALTIMBANCO' AMERICAN IDOLS
(Through 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.

'BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE' GREEN DAY
(Through July 12) 8 p.m. Aug. 3.
Lemon Bay Playhouse St. Pete Times Forum
96 West Dearborn St., Englewood. 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa.
941- 475-6756. 813-287-8844 or
www.ticketmaster.com.
'PETER PAN'
(Through Aug. 8) COLDPLAY
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre Aug. 9.
1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. Ford Amphitheatre
239-278-4422. Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa.

CHARLOTTE SYM Y www.livenation.com.
"Symphonic Fireworks!" DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
7 p.m. July 4. Aug. 12.
Charlotte Harbor Event and Aug.12.hitheatre
Conference Center Ford Amphitheatre
74 Taylor S Punta Gorda. Floida State Fairgrounds, Tampa.
74 Taylor St, Punta Gorda.1-205-9743. www.livenation.com.

BULL-A-RAMA EXTRAVAGANZA 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13.
Gaes open at 11 a.m Barbara B. Mann PeformingArts Hall
Show begins at 2 p.m. 13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers.
Show begins at 2 p.m. 23948-449 or
Arcadia Rodeo Arena, Arcadia. 239-481-4849 or
800-749-7633. www.bbmannpah.com.

LIVE AT THE OPRY 'MARRIED ALIVE'
ED LODERAND FRIENDS Aug. 13 Sept. 26.
7 p.m. July 11, 2 p.m. July 12. Broadway Palm DinnerTheatre
Cultural Center Theater, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers.
2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. 239-278-4422.
941-204-0258.
KATHY GRIFFIN
AEROSMITH with ZZTOP 8 p.m. Aug. 14.
July 11. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Ford Amphitheatre 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa. 800-826-9303 or www.vanwezel.org.
www.livenation.com.
DEF LEPPARD/POISON/
RASCAL FLATS CHEAPTRICK
July 25. Aug. 14.
Ford Amphitheatre Ford Amphitheatre
Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa. Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa.
www.livenation.com. www.livenation.com.

For the complete calendar:


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.

'MURDER BY MISADVENTURE'
Sept. 2 Sept. 20.
Lemon Bay Playhouse
96 W Dearborn St., Englewood.
941-475-6756.

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.

SARASOTA ORCHESTRA
'From The Start
Sept. 17.
Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center
709 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
941-953-3434.

SUGARLAND
7:30 p.m. Sept .25.
St. Pete Times Forum
401 Channelside Drive, Tampa.
813-287-8844 or
www.ticketmaster.com.


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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

Take a
trolley tour

Y ou haven't seen Punta
Gorda until you've been
aboard the Olde Time
Trolley.
Fishermen's Village and
Trolley Tours by Jo are offer-
ing the Punta Gorda Murals
and History Tours.
The inaugural tour, "Mar-
shals & Madams, the People
of Old Punta Gorda," will be
from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday.
Jo Lapinski will narrate and
educate passengers on the
history of the city as the
trolley stops at murals and
historic locations in the city.
Future tours to watch for
are: "Calusas, Conquistadors
& Crackers, Footsteps through
Time" and "Beauty & Bounty,
Nature's Gifts to Charlotte
Harbor."
The cost is $12 per person,
Tours are out of Fishermen's
Village, 1200W. Retta
Esplanade, Punta Gorda.
For reservations, call
941-639-8721.
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Phone: 941-206-1145
E-mail: letsgo@sun-herald.com
Fax: 941-629-2085
Mail: 23170 Harborview Road,
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Celebrate the Fourth of uly


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FRIDAY:
North Port:
Fourth of July
event
The South Biscayne
Church in North Port will
have a Fourth of July
event a day early from
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 13000
Tamiami Trail with food,
activities for children and
a fireworks show.
941-426-3817.


SATURDAY:
Arcadia:
Spirit of
America parade
The Spirit of America
parade will be held at
Oak St. and Orange Ave.
in downtown Arcadia.
The parade will begin at
10 a.m. at the corner of
Oak Street and Orange
Avenue and will proceed
east on Oak Street to
Volusia Avenue. After the
parade is over, visitors
can head to the rodeo
arena, where gates open
at 11 a.m. for the 2009
Bull-A-Rama. For more
information, call
800-749-7633.

Port Charlotte:

July 4 Fireworks
Spectacular with
the Stone Crabs
Stone Crab fans will
enjoy an exciting
Independence Day
atmosphere and a
dazzling fireworks


display immediately
following the game.
First pitch against the
Fort Myers Miracle is
scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
and gates open at 6 p.m.
Tickets start at $5.

Punta Gorda:

Freedom Swim
It's time again for the
July 4 Freedom Swim. The
event will start at 11 a.m.
from the public beach at
the west side of the north
end of the southbound
U.S. 41 Bridge, Charlotte
Harbor. A discussion with
the swimmers will occur
at 10:55 a.m. Parking is
available on the public
land on the east side of
the north end of the
northbound bridge. You
can reach the public
beach either by traversing
the shoreline under the
two bridges, or from the
west side of the U.S. 41
right of way walk, directly
onto the beach, without
trespassing on the private
property between the
beach and the Sea Horse
Marina. The landing will
be at Fisherman's Village,
Punta Gorda. Although
there will be numerous
vessels escorting the
swimmers across the
river, each swimmer is
responsible for their own
safety and their own
support team. Swimming
with a buddy is recom-
mended. Various law
enforcement agencies
and the Coast Guard will
be on the water to help
assure a safe event.
Vessels will be required to
operate at idle speed in
the Peace River Channel


from the U. S. 41 Bridge
to Marker Number 2,
while swim

July 4 at
Laishley Park
Punta Gorda will
celebrate Independence
Day from noon to 10 p.m.
at Laishley Park, 100 E.
Retta Esplanade. Every-
one 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 includ-
ing 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 Depart-
ment's Safety House.
There will also be con-
tests 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. For
more information, visit


www.puntagorda
fireworks.com.

4th of July
Celebration
Fishermen's Village will
host its annual 4th of July
Celebration beginning at
noon at 1200W. 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 tattoo-
ing 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
941-639-8721 or visit
www.fishville.com.

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July 1 2, 2009


'Bull-A-Rama' highlights Arcadia's July 4 festivities


By JOHN LAWHORNE
STAFF WRITER
Bull-riding is
arguably the most
exciting of rodeo
events.
It's a dangerous and
exciting event that
rodeo promoters like to
use to keep spectators
in their seats by mak-
ing it the finale.
Even better, say some
folks, just have lots of
bull-riding and call it a
"Bull-A-Rama."
And that's pretty
much what the Arcadia
Rodeo Association has
done with the 2009
Bull-A-Rama, which
will be held Saturday at
the Arcadia rodeo
arena, 124 Heard St.,
off U.S. 17, south of the
State Road 70 East
intersection.


But it
wouldn't
be a
rodeo
without a
parade,
so the
associa-
tion has
asked the
Arcadia
Elks
Lodge
and Five
Star
Youth of
America
to orga-
nize its
"Spirit of
America"


Spirit of
America parade
* Starts at 10 a.m. Saturday
at Oak St. and Orange Ave.,
downtown Arcadia.

Bull-A-Rama 2009
* Gates open at 11 a.m.
Saturday at 124 N. Heard St.
Rodeo starts at 2 p.m.
STickets:
$15-reserved seats
$25-premium seats
$10-children ages 10 and
under
- To get tickets:
Call 800-749-7633 or
Order online at
www.arcadiarodeo.com.


Rodeo Parade for the
Fourth of July Saturday.
The parade will begin
at 10 a.m. at the corner
of Oak Street and
Orange Avenue and will


proceed
east on
Oak Street
to Volusia
Avenue.
After
the parade
is over,
visitors
can head
to the
rodeo
arena,
where
gates open
at 11 a.m.
They can
browse the
food and
other
vendors,


enjoying barbecue and
more. Children will
have a variety of
activities to choose
from until the rodeo
kicks off at 2 p.m.


SUN FILE PHOTO BY MOLLY DEMPSEY
Bull riders will arrive at the Arcadia rodeo arena for the annual Bull-A-Rama spectacle
to take their chances at being bucked off, like this one did in 2008.


One of the associa-
tion's goals is to make
the Bull-A-Rama an
opportunity to encour-
age young rodeo
performers to join in
the tradition of bull-
riding.
Professional bull-
riders 18 years and
older will be able to
earn points toward
winning the Southern
States Bull Riding
Association champi-
onship and taking
home some prize
money as well.
Young aspiring bull-
riders, ages 14 to 17,
will get their chances,
too.
To qualify for a score,
junior bull-riders only
have to stay on the bull
for 6 seconds, instead
of the 8 seconds
required by senior
riders.
A number of local
cowboys will ride in the
junior bull-riding
event, including Dustin
Accardi, Josh Driggers,
Rusty Hurst, Taylor
Chiszar, Phillip Ragan
and Chris Clemens.
The senior and junior
barrel racing events are
sanctioned by the
Women's Professional
Rodeo Association.
Only 10 racers, each
from the senior and
junior classes of barrel
racing, will compete at
the arena. If necessary,
a slack session will be
held to accommodate
extra riders.
There will be a calf
scramble and mutton
bustin' events for
younger cowboys and


cowgirls. They'll get a
taste of what it's like
being in the arena
competing against
each other and
the animals.
Tickets are on sale
now at the Arcadia
rodeo office for $15 for


reserved seats and $25
for premium seating.
Children ages 11 and
under can get in
for $10.
Call 800-749-7633 or
order online at
www.arcadia
rodeo.com.


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ENTERTAINMENT
July 1 2, 2009


FOURTH, FROM PAGE 3
'Symphonic
Fireworks!'
The Charlotte Sym-
phony Orchestra will
kick off Independence
Day celebrations with a
sunset "Symphonic
Fireworks!" concert at 7
p.m. held at the Char-
lotte Harbor Event and
Conference Center, 74
Taylor St., Punta Gorda.
Maestro T. Francis Wada
will make his debut
performance as the
symphony's new con-
ductor with a concert
program of patriotic and
American selections that
will end before the city's
fireworks display at 9 p.m.
Featured performers will
also include tenor
Joseph Spinella of
Sarasota and the Enhar-
monics choral group
from Port Charlotte High
School. Doors will open
at 5:30 p.m. Picnic-style
food, soda, beer, wine
and mixed drinks will be
available for purchase.
All seating is cabaret-
style at round tables of
10. Tickets cost $20 for
adults and children ages
14 and under will be
admitted free if accom-
panied by an adult.


Reserved seating is
available. Dress is
casual. Tickets may be
purchased by checks or
in cash at the following
locations: all branches
of Charlotte State Bank;
Punta Gorda Chamber of
Commerce; Charlotte
County Chamber of
Commerce; and The Sun
newspaper office,
23170 Harborview Road,
Charlotte Harbor. To
order by credit card, or
to reserve a table, call
the Charlotte Symphony
office at 941-205-9743.

North Port:

Firecracker 5K
Run
The third annual
Firecracker 5K Run
begins is at 7:30 a.m. at
Dallas White Park,
5900 Greenwood Ave.,
Nort hPort. Entry fee is
$15 day of the race.
Awards for overall,
masters, grand
masters, senior grand
master, veterans, and
top three in multiple age
divisions. Race day
registration at the park
pavilion from 6:15 a.m.
to 7:15 a.m. T-shirts for
the first 200 runners.


941-240-8121 or eather-
holt@cityofnorthport.co
m. Applications are
available at the city's
Web site at www.city-
ofnorthport.com.

Freedom Parade
The sixth annual
Freedom Parade begins
at 10 a.m. on North Port
Boulevard, North Port.
For more information,
call 941-240-8125.

Freedom Festival
Sixth annual Freedom
Festival at North Port
High School, 6400 W
Price Blvd. North Port.
Gates open at 6 p.m.;
opening ceremony is at
at 7 p.m.
Family fun and
entertainment, games, food,
fireworks show at 9 p.m.

Venice:

Venice fireworks
display
The City of Venice and
Sertoma Club of Venice
present the Indepen-


dence Day Fireworks
Display shortly after
sunset at the South
Venice Jetty.
The South Jetty will
close the morning of the
fireworks, and later in
the afternoon, Tarpon
Center Drive will be
closed to everyone
except residents
on the road and patrons
of the Venice Yacht Club
and Crow's Nest restau-
rant. The fireworks may
be seen from Venice and
Nokomis beaches, as
well as other sites
in the area.

Fort Myers:

Fort Myers
fireworks
The City of Fort
Myers' Fourth of July
fireworks will be
launched at dusk from
a barge in the Caloosa-
hatchee River across
from Centennial Park.
Both downtown
parking garages will be
open. The Main Street
garage is located at 2286
Main St. at the corner of


Main and Jackson and
the City of Palms
garage is located at
2118 Bay Street at the
corner of Monroe
and Bay.
Please obey posted 'no


parking' signs in lots
around the downtown area.


CALENDAR EXTRA


Vendors needed
for food expo
The Parks, Recreation
& Cultural Resources
Department is seeking
vendors to participate in
a "Summertime
Sizzle-Food and Cooking
Expo" scheduled from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 29
at the Charlotte Harbor
Event and Conference


Center, 75 Taylor St.,
Punta Gorda. Anyone
can sign up to showcase
your food; provide
cooking demonstrations,
cooking supplies, or
educational materials.
For details about regis-
tering for this event and
applicable fees, call the
Charlotte Harbor Event
and Conference Center
at 941-639-5833.


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July 1 2, 2009


Celebrate Ford's birthday at Edison-Ford Winter Estates


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
The Edison-Ford
Winter Estates have a lot
to celebrate this month.
Renovations complete,
the furnishings are back
in place in Mangoes, the
former winter home of
Henry Ford. Saturday the
estates will be open and
at the end of the month,
there will be a party to
celebrate Ford's birthday
and the restoration of his
former home.
Those are simply the
highlights of one of the
busiest months at the
estates.

Summer camp
Registration continues
for Inventors' Summer
Camp for the elementary
school group and a new
exhibit is being installed
for a mid-July opening.
Most camp sessions
will be held in the
restored caretaker's
house which is air-
conditioned. A few
sessions will be held on
the grounds because
many of Edison's inven-
tions were botany-based.


SUN PHOTO BY KIM COOL
Mangoes, the former winter home of Henry Ford, recently
underwent a multi-million dollar restoration at the Edison-
Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers.


He experimented with
bamboo for lamp fila-
ments and with rubber
plants as a source of
rubber for tires and other
items. The grounds are a
repository of rare and
exotic plants s well as
many native species. Its
signature banyan tree
grew from a sapling
presented to Edison by
his friend Harvey
Firestone.

Movies and music
"Music, Movies, &
Dance with Edison &
Ford" is the new exhibit


CALENDAR EXTRAS


Create your own
bonsai tree
A workshop on how to
create a bonsai tree will be
held at 1 p.m., July 8 at the
Visual Arts Center, 210
Maud St., Punta Gorda.
Bonsai specialist Alberto
Cruz has over 18 years of
experience, specializing in
tropical bonsai.
Participants will learn
about the origin and
history of this ancient art.
Students will learn how to
choose material and care.
Each person will create a


bonsai with Cruz's help in
this three-hour workshop.
Call 941-639-8810 for
more information.

Summer art exhibit
The Visual Arts Center
will present "Summer
Sizzler Art Exhibit" from
July 13 through Aug. 14 at
210 Maude St., Punta
Gorda. This will be a
multi-media show featur-
ing original works by local
artists. $245 in prizes will
be awarded and most of
the works will be for sale.


being prepared for mid
July. Fascinated with the
silver screen, Edison
spent hours viewing films
at the old Arcade Theatre
in downtown Fort Myers,
and likely was accompa-
nied by Ford during the
two weeks per year that
Ford was in residence at
Mangoes, which is
adjacent to the
Edison home.
Edison's collection of
phonographs, projectors
and items related to the
movies will be featured
and there will be oppor-
tunities for museum


The Awards Reception will
be held at 7 p.m. July 16.
The VAC's summer hours
are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
daily, Monday to Friday.
For more information, call
941-639-8810 or visit
www.visualartcenter.org.

Plant & Garden
Expo
Mark your calendars for
the 1st Annual Florida in
Full Bloom, Plant &
Garden Expo taking place
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


visitors to view some of
Edison's early silent films.
The exhibit is included in
regular admission to
the estates.
Many camp sessions
will coordinate with the
movie theme of the
special exhibit and
include such activities as
film making. For camp
information and/or
registration, call the
Estates education
department at
239-334-7419.

Stitch in time
July 25, there will be a
quilt demonstration by
members of the South-
west Florida Quilter's
Guild. The exhibit is
included in regular
admission to the estates.
In August, there will be
special two-day sessions
of the Mini Inventors
Club. The fee $10-$25 fee
covers one adult and one
accompanying child.
Extra children at $5.

Let them eat cake
Biggest event of the
month will be July 30.
From 9:30-11 a.m. estates


July 18 at the Charlotte
Harbor Event and
Conference Center.
This extravaganza
showcases a variety of
vendors offering beautiful
and unusual plants,
flowers, herbs, other
gardening accessories
and much more.
Admission is free.
The Charlotte Harbor
Event and Conference
Center is located at
75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda.
For more information,
call 941-639-5833.


visitors will hear a
presentation on early
Ford cars and eat birth-
day cake. Also to be seen
hat morning is a preview
of a new traveling
exhibition about Edison
and Ford that will be
taken to schools
in the area.
The Edison & Ford


Winter Estates is located
at 2350 McGregor Blvd.,
Fort Myers. It is open
daily from 9 a.m.-5:30
p.m. Admission is $20 per
person for adults and $11
per person for children.
Members are admitted
free. For information,
visit www.efwefla.org or
call 239-334-7419.


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The Punta Gorda
Chamber of Commerce
and the Tampa Bay Rays
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WEEKEND AT THE MOVIES
July 1 -2, 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.

Away We Go (R) B-
The movie follows the journey
of an expectant couple (John
Krasinski of "The Office" and
Maya Rudolph of Saturday Night
Live), as they travel the U.S. in
search of a place to put down
roots and raise a family.

Easy Virtue (R) B-
The twenties have roared... the
thirties have yet to swing. John
Whittaker, a young Englishman,
falls madly in love with Larita, a
sexy and glamorous American
woman, and they marry
impetuously. However when the
couple returns to the family
home, his mother Mrs. Whittaker
has an instant allergic reaction
to her new daughter-in-law. Larita
tries her best to fit in but fails
to tiptoe through the minefield.

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.

Ice Age: Dawn of
the Dinosaurs (PG) NEW
After the events of I"ce Age:
The Meltdown;'," life begins to
change for Manny and his
friends: Scrat is still on the hunt
to hold onto his beloved acorn.
Manny and Ellie. Diego is fed up
with being treated like a house-
cat and ponders the notion that
he is becoming too laid-back. Sid
begins to wish for a family of his
own, and so steals some
dinosaur eggs which leads to Sid
ending up in a strange under-
ground world where his herd
must rescue him, while dodging
dinosaurs and facing danger left
and right, and meeting up with a
one-eyed weasel known as Buck
who hunts dinosaurs intently.

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 Sister's Keeper (PG-13) B+
Conceived as a 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.

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.

Public Enemies (R) NEW
No one could stop Dillinger
and his gang. No jail could
hold him. His charm and
audacious jailbreaks endeared
him to almost everyone-from
his girlfriend Billie Frechette
(Cotillard) to an American
public who had no sympathy
for the banks that had plunged
the country into the Depres-
sion. But while the adventures
of Dillinger's gang-later
including the sociopathic Baby
Face Nelson (Stephen Graham)
and Alvin Karpis (Giovanni
Ribisi)-thrilled many, Hoover
(Billy Crudup) hit on the idea of
exploiting the outlaw's capture


as a way to elevate his Bureau
of Investigation into the
national police force that
became the FBI.
2 hrs. 23 mins.

Star Trek (PG-13) A
From director J.J. Abrams
("Mission: Impossible IllI," "Lost"
and "Alias"), producers Damon
Lindelof and Bryan Burk and
screenwriters Roberto Orci &
Alex Kurtzman ("Transformers,"
"MI: 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.


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FILMS AT A GLANCE
Movie Rating Grade
Angels & Demons (PG-13) B+
Away We Go (R) B-
Easy Virtue (R) B-
The Hangover (R) B
Ice Age (PG) NEW
Imagine That (PG) B
Land of the Lost (PG-13) C
My Sister's Keeper (PG-13) B+
Night at the Museum (PG) B
The Proposal (PG) B+
Public Enemies (R) NEW
Star Trek (PG-13) A
The Takidng of Pelham (R) B+
Terminator Salvation (PG-13) B
Transformers (PG-13) A-
Up (PG) A
Year One (PG-13) B-

Transformers: Revenge
of the Fallen (PG-13) A-
The battle for Earth 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. Now Megatron is back
seeking revenge and with
Starscream and more Decepticon
reinforcements on the way, the
Autobots with reinforcements of
their own, may have more to deal
with then meets the eye.
2 hrs. 30 mins.

Up (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.

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.






ENTERTAINMENT
Let's Go! Page 10


'Forbidden History Exhibit' extended


July 1 2, 2009


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
What if the current
exhibit at the South-
west Florida Museum of
History were extended?
That is exactly what
has happened to the
museum's Forbidden
History exhibit which
asks the same question
-What if? The popular
opened Jan. 16 at the
little Fort Myers muse-
um in an old railroad
station, drawing
enough crowds to
warrant its extension.
Travel Channel
junkies drawn to stories
about the crop circle at
Stonehenge, the Dead
Sea Scroll, ancient
calendars, Cuneiform


tablets and the like,
should find several
things of interest in the
museum's current show.
In addition to pho-
tographs taken at some
of the special sites, the
exhibit contains exact
replicas of such leg-
endary artifacts as the
Ark of the Covenant,
the Crystal Skulls of
South and Central
America and two
cuneiform tablets. The
skulls were used in the
2008 film, "Indiana
Jones and the Kingdom
of the Crystal Skull."
The tablets are said to
be direct imprints of
the original tablets in
the collection of the
British Museum.


Getting up close to
items which have been
the stuff of legends and
myths is what this
exhibit is all about.
The exhibit was
curated at Origins
Museum the Interna-
tional Institute in El
Paso. That museum
currently is showing a
King Tut exhibit, using
replicas of the King Tut
exhibit that was
brought from Egypt to
several U.S. museums
some years ago. In
2004, Origins created
an exhibit based on the
mysteries of Rosewell,
N. M. Items from that
exhibit are included in
the Fort Myers exhibit.
Combine your visit


with a walking tour but
call ahead to check the
time, especially during
the summer when the
early morning tours are
given less frequently.
The museum is
located at 2031 Jackson
Street (formerly 2300
Peck St.) in downtown
Fort Myers. It is open
Tuesday through
Saturday, from 10 a.m.-
5 p.m. Admission is
$9.50 for adults, $8.50
for seniors and $5 for
children 3-15. Ask
about the museum's
partner, the Imaginari-
um, also in Fort Myers.
For information, visit
www.swflmuseum
ofhistory.com or call
239-321-7430.


What's in a name? Despite the name on the outside, the
interior of this former Atlantic Coastline Railroad depot
houses the Southwest Florida Museum of History.


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ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION
The Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental
Protection's Florida Park
Service is implementing
a fee increase for state
parks beginning
Wednesday.
The hike is needed to
continue to provide
high-quality visitor
services and affordable
nature-based recreation,
according to DEP
officials, and takes place
in conjunction with the
state's fiscal calendar.
"Florida's award-
winning state parks
provide inexpensive,
high-quality recreation
in an unmatched natural
setting," DEP Deputy


Secretary of Land and
Recreation Bob Ballard
said in a statement.
"This fee increase will
help keep Florida's state
parks open for residents
and visitors to experi-
ence while still proving
to be one of the most
affordable activities in
the state."
This is the first state
park fee increase in five
years. Additional state
park user fees will
supplement current
revenue sources used to
maintain the state's
natural and cultural
resources within Florida's
160 state parks. Nearly
half of the $81 million
used to operate the state
park system is raised
from entrance and usage
fees, officials say.


Some of the most
common fees that will
change include:
Day-use entrance
fee for vehicles with up
to eight people: average
increase of $1 to $3.
Camping fees:
average increase
of $4 per night.
Cabin rental fees:
average increase
of $10 per night.
Annual pass:
$60 for individuals and
$120 for families
up to eight people.
The Florida Park
Service annual pass is
good for day-use
entrance into Florida's
state parks and a 33
percent discount for
individual admission to
Homosassa Springs
Wildlife State Park,


Skyway Fishing
Pier State Park and
Weeki Wachee Springs
State Park.
Entrance fees for local
parks will be follows:
Charlotte Harbor
State Park free
Gasparilla Island
State Park $3
Stump Pass
State Park $3
Oscar Scherer
State Park $5
Myakka River
State Park $6
View a complete list
of Florida State Park
entry fees at www.flori-
dastateparks.org/infor-
mation/docs/DayUseEn
tranceFees.pdf. All
additional fees will be
posted on the Florida
State Parks Web site at
www.floridastateparks.org.


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July 1 2, 2009



Historic Spanish Point


rings in new era


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Historic Spanish Point
is a two-bell destination.
Following the recent
installation of a new bell
at Mary's Chapel at the
historic site, the original
113-year old bell was
retired to a place of
honor in the Spanish
Point Visitor Center at the
National Register muse-
um site.
As the chapel is a
popular site for destina-
tion weddings, the joy of
the bride and groom can
now be shared along
nearby Little Sarasota Bay


with the ringing of the
new brass bell, which
hangs in the chapel
steeple.
John Maseman of the
South Florida Conserva-
tion Center treated the
old bell in preparation for
its new indoor life as an
important Spanish Point
artifact.
In addition to being the
site of Mary' Chapel and
an adjacent pioneer
cemetery, the former site
of the home of Chicago
socialite Bertha Palmer
preserves some 5,000
years of history. On 30
acres, there are Native


American middens,
pioneer-era buildings,
nature trails, butterfly
gardens, Palmer's sunken
garden and pergola, a
cutaway midden exhibit
and more.
Also known as a
maritime museum,
Historic Spanish Point
offers classes in boat
building and is home to
the Lizzie G, a replica of a
boat used by early settlers
in the area.
The museum and
grounds are open from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Saturday and
from noon to 5 p.m. on


Sunday Admission is $9
for adults, $8 for Florida
residents and seniors 65
and older, $3 for children
6-12 and free fro mem-
bers and those under 6.
Historic Spanish Point
is at 337 North Tamiami
Trail, Osprey For infor-
mation, visit www.his-
toricspanishpoint.org or
call 941-966-5214.

PHOTOSCOURTESY OF
HISTORIC SPANISH POINT
Site Horticulturist Nancy
Paul checks on the
progress of the bell instal-
lation at Mary's Chapel,
Historic Spanish Point.


Darren Romeo to be featured at Busch Gardens' Summer Nights event


PROVIDED BY
BUSCH GARDENS
Siegfried & Roy
protege Darren Romeo
is featured at Busch
Gardens' Summer
Nights event.
Performing in the
Moroccan Palace The-
ater, Romeo last per-
formed at Busch Gar-
dens six years ago. For
that run, he played to
packed houses in the
park's Stanleyville
Theater.
Romeo captivates
audiences with his
incredible vocals and
Broadway style shows.
He performs classic
stage illusions and
dramatic new magical
effects with lightning
speed, and weaves a
roller-coaster paced
show that often has the
audience doubled over


with laughter.
Referred to as "The
Voice of Magic," Romeo
was named Magician of
the Year by Hollywood
Magical Castle in 2004
and Entertainer of the
Year in 2002 by the
International Magicians
Society. His show was
named Show of the Year
in 2004 and 2005 by the
Branson Critic Awards.
This was the first time
any show in Branson,
Mo. had been given the
top title two years
in a row.
Romeo's 2008 debut in
San Francisco, won such
reviews as: "Mind-
Boggling Magic...Truly
Amazing," San Francisco
Chronicle; and "seeing is
believing...he's as much
Andrew Lloyd Webber as
he is David Copperfield"
from the Daily Californian.


Even David Copper-
field claims, "You must
see his show!"
Romeo was brought in
to help celebrate the
50th Anniversary of
Busch Gardens as the
park stays open late
through Aug. 16. Honor-
ing his mentors, Romeo's
show is called "Siegfried


& Roy present Darren
Romeo, the Voice of
Magic."
Shows are scheduled
at 6 and 8 p.m. Sunday
through Tuesday and
Thursday and at 6, 8 and
9:30 p.m. Friday and
Saturday. Thre will be
additional shows on July
3 and 4. Friday, July 31


JULY SPECIALS
MON. King Crab $17.99
TUES. Jumbo Beer Batter Shrimp.....$8.99
en BS WED. Grouper Sper Specials .....................$11.99
STHURS. Fried Frog Legs ..................... $8.99
%' I Rd .\ In iII **I ''

423-9616 EARLY BIRD DINNERS 4-5 PM
Located on US 41 Fried White Fish $5.99
Fried Shrimp Dinner $5.99
direlyon Myak River Fish Filet Francaise Dinner ............. $7.99
FULL SERVICE BAR "l hihl MiiBi at kd* lidi
S Great Bar Specials SNOW CR6B
$1.00 Beer or Wine e9 .Q
$2.00 Cocktails '


shows will be at 7 and 9
p.m. The theater is dark
on Wednesday. The
show is included with
admission to the park.
Busch Gardens Tampa
Bay is located west of
Interstate 75, east of I-


275, north of Busch
Boulevard at 10001
North McKinley Drive,
Tampa, 33612. For
information, visit
www.darrenromeo.com
or
www.buschgardens.com.


THURSDAY NIGHT
KIDS 13 AND UNDER EAT
P :FREE!!!
il- FR KIDS.MEAL WITH EACH ADUmLtENTRhE
s,. :" PURCHASED. -E'P6-30'09 -. a-
HAPPY HOUR 4PM-6PM "Two FOR ONE"
FRESH SEAFOOD, STEAKS AND MORE
Mon.-Sat. 4pm-9pm Sunday 12-9pm
7092 Placida Rd. Cape Haze 698-6900
Boaters Welcome
Between Markers 7 & 8 on Lemon Bay
Sleverocksca ehazecom
A -ze. oLI






NIGHTWATCH
Let's Go! Page 12


July 1 2, 2009


DESOTO
* Nav-A-Gator Bar & Grill
9700 S.W. Riverview Circle
(off Kings Highway)
941-625-4407.
6 p.m.- 9 p.m. Friday,
Oldies Night Shawn Brown.
1 p.m. 4 p.m. Saturday, Jim
Morris and the Big Bamboo Band.
2 p.m. 5 p.m. Sunday, Sunny Jim.
* Wagon Wheel
165 S. Polk Ave, Arcadia.
8 p.m. midnight, karaoke DJ.

ENGLEWOOD
* Englewood Eagles #3885
250 Old Englewood Road,
Englewood.
941-474-9802.
6:30 p.m.- 10:30 p.m. Friday,
Sonny & Sable.
4 p.m.- 8 p.m. Saturday, Quiet Fire.
6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. Tuesday,
Andy G.
* Englewood's on Dearborn
(formerly Coconut Grove)
362 W. Dearborn St., Englewood.
941-475-7501.
6 p.m.- 10 p.m.Thursday,
karaoke by WAM Entertainment.
* Rotonda Elks
303 Rotonda Blvd. W., Rotonda.
941-697-2710.
7:30 p.m.Thursday, bingo.
7:30 p.m. Friday, EZ Street.
* Waterside Grill
15001 Gasparilla Road, Placida.
5 p.m.- 7 p.m. Wednesday,
Les Pearsall.

NORTH PORT
* Buffalo Wild Wings
700 Sumter Crossings Drive,
North Port.
941-429-9722.
Friday, Les Pearsall.
* Riverside Lounge at Budget Inn
14000 Tamiami Trail, North Port.
941-429-1534.
9 p.m. 1:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday,
karaoke with J.R. & Janet.
Sunday, poker.
7 p.m. 10 p.m. Tuesday, poker.
9 p.m.- 12:30 a.m. Wednesday,
ladies night/karaoke with
J.R. & Janet.
* VFW Post 8203
4860 Trott Circle, North Port.
941-426-6865.
7 p.m. 11 p.m. Friday, Saturday,
karaoke.

PORT CHARLOTTE
* 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.


2 p.m. Saturday, Independence
Day Celebration. Music
by Anything Goes.
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,
Adrenaline Junkies.
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Saturday, Sammy J.
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Tuesday, open mike
with Philly Billy.
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Wednesday,
Thursday, ladies night with
DJ Philly Billy
Noon, Monday Friday, Texas Hold
'em Poker.
- Port Charlotte Elks #2153
20225 Kenilworth Blvd., off
Veterans Blvd., Port Charlotte.
941-627-9811.
8 p.m. 11 p.m. Friday, karaoke
with Pineapple.
1 p.m. 5 p.m. Saturday,
pig roast with music by Breeze.
- 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, Q's In-House
9 Ball Pool League.
1 p.m., 8 p.m. Wednesday, Texas
Hold 'em Poker, 8 APA
8 Ball Pool League.
- Skipper's Cove
3303 Broadpoint Road,
Harbor Heights.
941-255-9913.
2 p.m. Saturday, Fourth of July
Party, pig roast, with Brown Sugar.
7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday,
Pool tournament.
- Sun Flea Market & Kidstar
18505 Paulson Drive,
Port Charlotte.
941-255-3532.
Noon 3 p.m. Friday,
Tim Goodman.
Noon 3 p.m. Saturday,
Kenny Anderson.


Noon- 3 p.m. Sunday,
Rosanne Botts.
- Visani featuring
The Comedy Zone
2400 Kings Highway,
Port Charlotte.
941-629-9191.
Closed July 2 through July 9.
* Willie'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.
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.
* Harpoon Harry's
1200 W. Retta Esplanade,
Punta Gorda.
941-637-1177.
9 p.m.- midnight, Friday-
Saturday, Slick Willy.
Midnight 2 a.m. Friday -
Saturday, Dance music
with DJ Franco.
Noon 4 p.m., 9 p.m. midnight,
Saturday, Slick Willy.
- Jack's Cafe
Corner of Taylor Road and W.
Marion Ave., Punta Gorda.
9 p.m.- midnight, 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,
The Yard Dogs.
5 p.m. 9 p.m. Saturday,
The Virgin Islans Band.
* Mooseheads
318 Tamiami Trail #111
Corner of U.S. 41 North and
Virginia, Punta Gorda.


941-505-0404.
8 p.m.Thursday, open mic night.
9 p.m. Friday Saturday, live music.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Texas Hold
'em Poker.
- The Perfect Caper
121 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda.
941-505-9009.
7 p.m.- 10 p.m.Thursday-
Saturday, live 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,
dancing and music by Montage.
7 p.m. Saturday, Montage.
* 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 The Crashers.
8 p.m. midnight Saturday,
Tight Squeeze.
4 p.m. 7 p.m.Sunday,Jimi Banks.


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.
- Tilly's Tap
3149 Duncan Road (Hwy 17),
Punta Gorda.
941-505-0798.
1 p.m. 4 p.m. Sunday, Biker Bash
Party with music by Florida
Mountain Boys.
Monday, Free pool.

VENICE/NOKOMIS
. Honoluana Island Grill
222 Airport Ave., Venice.
941-483-3553.
7 p.m. Friday, Storm Surge.
6 p.m.Tuesday, Jimi Banks.


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Let's Go! Page 13


ENTERTAINMENT
July 1 2, 2009


The king will be crowned on Independence Day at Seminole Casino Immokalee


PROVIDED BY SEMINOLE
CASINO IMMOKALEE
The king will be
crowned on Indepen-
dence Day at Seminole
Casino Immokalee.
The king of rock 'n' roll
tribute, that is. From
11 a.m. until 8 p.m. the
casino will hold "Elvis
Fest," including an Elvis
Presley contest, musical
entertainment, a "Heart
Break Caf6" of food and
beverages, and "King of
Cash Giveaway" of
$100,000. Admission is
free to the public.
The Elvis Tribute
Contest begins at 1 p.m.
with finals at 5:30 p.m.
Following the contest, at
7 p.m. an "Elvis Tribute
Showcase" featuring
premier tribute artist
Jerome Elvis Marion
Band commences from
7 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Among the qualities the
judges will be looking
for will be musical
talent, performance, and
overall stage presence
evoking the late Elvis
Presley. The most
talented contestants will
compete for a total


NIGHTWATCH, FROM PAGE 12
* The Office Pub
1195 U.S. 41 Bypass South,
Venice.
941-445-5973.
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Wednesday,
karaoke with Michelle & Rich.
8 p.m. Friday, 8-Ball pool
tournament.
4 p.m.- 8 p.m. Saturday,
Storm Surge Band.
9 p.m.- 1 a.m. Saturday,
karaoke with Deb & Jim.
1 p.m.- 6 p.m. Sunday,
Texas Hold 'Em Poker.
7 p.m. midnight Monday, Tuesday,
Texas Hold 'Em Poker.
9 p.m. midnight Monday, Free pool.
7 p.m.- 9 p.m.Tuesday, bar bingo.
- Saltwater Cafe
1071 N.Tamiami Trail, Nokomis.


purse of $10,000: First
place will receive $4,000,
second place $3000,
third place $1,500,
fourth place $1,000 and
fifth place $500.
The casino will hold
its "King of Cash"
drawings at 2, 4, 6 and 8
p.m. with $5,000 given
away each hour. Then at
10 p.m., $10,000 will be
drawn, and at midnight
$20,000 will be won.
Participants must be 21
years old and belong to
the Seminole Players
Club that's free, fast and
easy to join.
Delicious food will be
offered from the menu
of the casino's EE-TA-
LEET-KE-GRILL, includ-
ing a grilled skirt steak
plate with Spanish rice
and corn on the cob for
only $6, as well as
cheeseburgers, bar-
beque pork sandwiches,
chili cheese dogs and
hot dogs, and even
barbeque spaghetti.
Seminole Casino
Immokalee's new 1st
Street Deli will offer its
deli sandwiches includ-
ing tuna, ham, turkey,


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 publication.


and roast beef with
coleslaw and giant deli
pickle, also for only $6.
Seminole Casino
Immokalee recently
completed a 43,700 -
square-foot expansion,
bringing it to a total of
75,600 square feet. The
casino offers blackjack,
mini-baccarat, Let It
Ride, pai gow, three-card
poker, Texas Hold 'em
Bonus poker and live
poker. The number of
high-paying progressive
gaming, machines and
Las Vegas-style slots now
total more than 1,100.
Seminole Casino
Immokalee is the only
24-hour gaming facility
in Southwest Florida. It
is open 24/7, 365 days
per year.
The new, full-service
112-seat New York-style
1st Street Deli serves
favorite deli food with
nostalgic authenticity.
Lunch and dinner is
served daily.
Zig Zag is a new,
approximately 2,000-


square-foot lounge with
a stage for live acts as
well as an area for guest
and area disc jockeys.
Zig Zag's decor as with
the entire facility is
tribal, with accent
lighting around the
soffit and in the decora-
tive planters in a partial
wall around the perime-
ter of the entire lounge.
Two, 42-inch television
screens and one, 103-
inch TV at the bar air
favorite sporting events
and other entertain-
ment. The popular
5,100-square-foot
EE-TO-LEET-KE ("The
Camp" in Seminole
language) Grill and its
accompanying bar were
also renovated.
The Player's Club too
was renovated during
the expansion, with
seven stations for patron
service at the front
counter, two plasma
televisions for promo-
tions, and two built-in
glass cabinets to display
Player's Club prizes.


- & '


An outdoor 130- by
80-foot event pavilion
seating up to 700 guests
will be used for casino
VIP promotional and
larger entertainment
events, such as "Elvis
Fest" on Saturday. As
part of the project,
approximately 400 well
lit new parking spaces
are being created on 3.7
acres of additional land,
bringing the total of
parking spaces to 1,360.
Seminole Casino
Immokalee is easily
accessible to all of
Southwest Florida via I-
75, and Southwest Florida
International Airport is
only a 45-minute drive
from the casino. Located
between Miami and


Naples, north of Alligator
Alley on Highway 846, it's
five blocks south of
Highway 29. Approxi-
mately 30 minutes from
Naples and Fort Myers.
For directions or other
information call
800- 218-0007 or online at
www.seminoleimmokalee
casino.com


To ANEEATDINR-R
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Spring Menu


Served daily from 11am to 3pm
and to 6pm Sundays in the
Heron's Roost Grille Room,
the perfect place for a casual
or business lunch.


Our delicious Spring Menu
is served in the Heron's Roost
Grille Room Thursdays &
rdF r .2 Q I3


The Dining Room Is Also Available
For Your Special Occasion



HERON CREEK

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


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


Sunday, July 12
1 to 4pm
Appropriate attire is required
in the Dining Room.
No jeans, please.






FOOD & FUN
Let's Go! Page 14


July 1 2, 2009


The Village Fish Market: A taste of local

seafood and a view of our gorgeous sunset

L ocated facing .. tered and their delicate as requested and boasted
Charlotte Harbor, o3ut '. flavor was perfectly a brilliant chili glaze
t The Village Fish to complimented by cubes which accented the
Market depends on its / of fried mozzarella and a subtle flavor of the fish.
waterside setting to aMturant Reiew honey mustard dip. The generous portion
create a soothing atmos- letsgo@sun-herald.com Many of the fish dishes of crispy onion rings
phere. Hours of operation and pricing can be either fried or added another dimension
Seating at the outside are subjectto change. grilled (add $1.50); some to the dish.
can be bronzed black- The Fisherman's Platter
tables offers the opportu- adjusted by the new see- ended or baked. (2 items: $11.50; 3:
nity to enjoy the occa- through shades. The main dishes are $15.25; 4: $18.95) gave
signal entertainment in The promise of "Great served with the option of her the chance to choose
tha ran tar nrait 'if i i 1. -1


Fishermen's Village.
The corridor entrance
leads into the new lounge
area with comfortable
seating at the bar or at
tables. The amount of
sunlight through the
panoramic windows in
the dining room can be

CALENDAR EXTRA

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.

The Back to
School Carnival
The Culural Center of


Degninngs e us tL Ly
Calamari with Marinara
Sauce ($8.95) and Zucchi-
ni and Cheese ($6.50).
The lightly breaded
squid was not at all
greasy, and the marinara
was fresh and tasty. The
slices of zucchini were
even more lightly bat-

LS
Charlotte County and the
Charlotte County Public
Schools are proud to
present: The Back to
School Carnival on Aug. 1.
Be a part of helping our
future. This is a critical
time, and our children
need your help. Every $6
donated will supply
another child with the
tools needed for their
education.
School supplies are
welcomed and can be
dropped off at The
Cultural Center, 2280
Aaron St., Port Charlotte.
For more information,
contact Donna Barrett at
941-625-4175 ext. 253.

Punta Gorda's
makeover party
Punta Gorda will be
celebrating the five-year
anniversary of revitaliza-
tion since Hurricane
Charley devastated the
city on Aug. 13, 2004.


coleslaw, lettuce and
tomato or apple sauce as
well as a choice of fries,
onion rings, zucchini,
hushpuppies or rice pilaf.
His selection was Thai
Tuna ($10.95 small-
er/$15.95 larger). The
pan-seared yellow fin
tuna came medium rare


The public is invited to
join the citizens, busi-
nesses and local govern-
ment in the "Extreme
Makeover Celebration"
held at 1 p.m. Aug. 15 at
Laishley Park, 100 E.
Retta Esplanade. Among
the festivities will be live
music, art displays, kids
activities, guest speak-
ers, shopping, and a
beer garden as well as


from among eight kinds
of sea food. She went for
the grilled shrimp, sea
scallops and blue crab
cake, the latter two
costing $1.95 extra when
substituted for bay
scallops and surimi crab
cake.
All the items on the


food and drinks will be
available. Topping off
the day's celebration will
be fireworks. The
celebration is also a big
"Thank You!" to all those
who helped rebuild the
city. Sponsorship
opportunities are
available along with
more information at
www.pgmakeover.com.
or call 941-639-3720.


All-American 4th of July Weekend!
featuring Maine Lobster, Alaskan Crab, Maryland Soft Shell
Crab, Washington Dungeness Crab, Fruit Cobbler
Entertainment:
* Thurs. 7/2 Darrell Lawhorne Fri. 7/3 Bob Comeau *
Sat. 7/4 Mark Northy *



1968 TARPON CENTER DRIVE, VENICE
9 4 1 4 8 4 9 5 5 1
WWW C R 0 5 N E S T '.' E N C E CO 1 ,


Village Fish Market
Address: Fishermen's Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda.
Telephone number: 941-639-7959.
Hours: 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. Monday -Thursday; 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. Friday
11 a.m .- 8 p.m. Saturday; 11:30 a.m.- 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover accepted.
Atmosphere.................... Price: $ $$$

Value for Money:.... Healthy choices:..............Yes
A Kids Menu: Yes
Service: Full Bar Yes
$ $1 $10; $$ -$11 $5 Dress: Casual
$$$ $16 $20; $$$$ Over $20 per person.
Fourforks Excellent*Three forks Very Good Entertainment:...................No
STwo forks Good One fork Fair te ta m ent ................... o

platter were well sea- custard was much better
soned and tender. The than its name would
steamed zucchini were indicate. The Pecan Pie
not overdone, and the ($4.95) would have
coleslaw was sweet. benefited from additional
An intriguing dessert pecans.
item was the Grape Nut The Village Fish Market
Pudding ($4.95), one of is a good place to bring
the restaurant's New guests for a taste of local
England specialties. seafood and a view of our
Surprisingly, the warm gorgeous sunset.







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RESTAURANT
AT PALM ISLAND



Receive I lunch FREE with the purchase 5
of I lunch of equal value. Exp. 7.15-09
SUNSET DINING
MENU FOR 2 $18.99
(Excluding Holidays) Serving 3-6. -
" Happy Hour 3-6 Daily --s
1 Open for Lunch 11i-a& :0 .
. SundayThru Thursday
Friday and Sat. 11:30- 10pm
Sunday Brunch 10am 2pm
Dinner Menu Served All Day Sunday 11am-Spm
Boaters Welcome. Marker 9A
on the Intracoastal.
Call for Reservations 697-0566
I Sun. Thurs. 11:30 9:30, Fri. Sat. 11:30 10
www.rumbaypalmisland.com
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ROAD TRIP


July 1 -2, 2009


Let's Go! Page 15


Save on the Fourth at Billie Swamp Safari


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
At Big Cypress Seminole
Reservation in the Florida
Everglades, patriotism
rules.
In honor of July 4, and
only on that day, Billie
Swamp Safari visitors
wearing an American flag
pin, patch or decoration
on some item of clothing
will earn a 50 percent
discount off the regular
price of the Snake and
Alligator show, Swamp
Buggy tour or the Swamp
Critter show.
Consider that everything
is a la carte at Billie Swamp
Safari. Build your visit to
suit yourself and the rest of
your group.
This is a good time to
visit. The snowbirds have
gone north and the
mosquitoes and summer
visitors from Europe have
yet to arrive. Except in the
casino, which is always
busy, it is quiet time on the
2,000-acre reservation. The
July 4 discounts are a
bonus.
Green has always been in
for Native Americans and
what better place to see
how members of the
Seminole National have
preserved the land than in
nearby in Big Cypress
Swamp. The best way to do
that is on one of the
swamp buggy tours, seated
high and dry in a con-
veyance you are unlikely to
see on any highway. You
will ride through wetlands,
hardwood hammocks and
sloughs filled with wildlife.
Tours depart hourly from
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The
regular price is $25 per
person for adults, $23 per
person for seniors 62 and
older and $15 per person
for children 2-12. Private
tours can be arranged.
Expect to see deer, buffalo,


What: Billie Swamp Safari
Where: Big Cypress
Swamp Seminole
Reservation
Rates: vary per attraction.
Phone: 800-949-6101
or 863-983-9396
E-mail:
safari@semtribe.com
Web site:
www.seminoletours.com.

bison, wild pigs, eagles and
other rare birds. Nothing
compares to seeing
alligators in the Everglades
rather in your local golfing
community and in the
raised seating area in the
buggy, visitors are as safe
as can be. Florida panthers
live in the area but
generally remain out of
sight. Seeing one might be
a sign that a trip to the
casino is in order because
it is a lucky day when
anyone sees a native
panther these days. The
daily swamp critter show
begins at 2:15 p.m.
Admission is $8 for adults
and $4 for children 4-12.
If you want more, take a
walk on the Cypress dome
boardwalk/nature trail or
an airboat ride. Airboat
rides are $15 per person.
No matter how you
explore this part of the
Everglades, expect to see
such native trees as bald
cypress, willows and the
state tree, the cabbage
palm. Look for wild
orchids and other epi-
phytes (air plants) in the
trees as well as plants used
for medicinal purposes by
the Native Americans.
There are plenty of
identification signs.
Skimming over the
surface of the wetland area
on an airboat is amazing. It
is one of those things
considered an Everglades


Take Interstate 75 to exit
49 (Government/Snake
Road).Travel north for
19 miles to Billie Swamp
Safari. The museum
will be on the left.

"must." The airboats at
Swamp Safari are a good
size, with adequate room
for a couple of families. At
another site that never
became a road trip story, I
was on an airboat built for
more than 30. Those stuck
in the middle couldn't see
very much more than the
people surrounding them,
nor could they enjoy the
breeze. And then it rained.
At Billie Swamp Safari,
airboat rides depart every
half hour from 10 a.m. to
4:30 p.m.
Plan to make a day of it
at least in order to see the
bird shows and/or alligator
wrestling and to check out
the herpetarium. The
herpetarium alligator and

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snake show is presented
daily at 2:15 p.m. Tickets
are $8 per person for
adults and $4 per person
for children 4-12.
In the evening, there are
stories around a campfire
chickee and also on the
porch at the Swamp Water
Cafe. Story telling is $3.50
per person.
Should you want to
spend the night, a small
"chickee" that sleeps two
can be rented for $35 per
night. Dorm rental is $65
per night and offers room
for 8 to 12. Even during the
slow season, call for
reservations for such
overnight stays and also to
find out what you might
want to bring to make your
stay more comfortable.
Chickees and dorms have
little in common with four-
star resorts although linens
and lanterns are provided
and the storytelling adds
to the experience.
Camping and RV
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CanoeMan paddles through the Big Cypress swamp, home
of Billie Swamp Safari.


on the reservation at the
Big Cypress RV Resort. A
gift shop sells souvenirs as
well as items needed for
camping.
At the Swamp Water
Cafe, one can go native,
dining on gator nuggets or
frog legs or dine American
style with hamburgers and
fries or other favorites.
Also on the reservation
but closed on July 4, is the
Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum at
Big Cypress where one can
learn the history of the
Seminoles. Museum
admission is $9 per person


for adults, $6 per person
for seniors, students and
members of the military
with ID. Children 4 and
under are free. The 1.5-
mile boardwalk is adjacent
to the museum and
handicap accessible.
Wheelchairs are provided
at no cost to those who
need them.
The Big Cypress Semi-
nole Reservation is an
hour east of Naples, off
Interstate 75.
For information, visit
www.billieswampsafari.com
or call 800-218-0007.






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Singer/songwriter Chris MacArthur in concert


PROVIDED BY
FISHERMEN'S VILLAGE
Singer/songwriter Chris
MacArthur will be per-
forming at Fishermen's
Village, Center Stage from
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.Thursday.
MacArthur has been
performing since he was
six years old; through the
years he played with
numerous country
legends in Nashville,
Canada, and these United
States. Artists such as
TammyWynette, Don
Williams, Johnny Lee,
Ronnie Prophet, Ferlin
Husky, and many more.
This gave Chris the
opportunity to live and
work in Nashville for the
past twelve years, honing
his craft.
MacArthur is currently
living in beautiful south
west Florida and is
performing fairs, festivals,
town events, corporate
events, special events,
rodeos, and some solo
shows., He also has one of
the hottest six piece bands
in Florida MacArthur has
also been touring across
America playing at rv
resorts getting great


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Chris MacArthur will be performing live at Fishermen's Village, Center Stage, Thursday.


reviews they have
enjoyed two stepping and
line dancing and
MacArthur is leaving the
shows with standing
ovations
MacArthur was invited
by Las Vegas events to
perform our National
Anthem at the Wrangler
National Finals Rodeo for
their 50th Anniversary in
2008. Check MacArthur
out at
www.rodeopages.com/chris
and www.chris
macarthurmusic.com
For more information,


call 239-340-3275 or e-
mail cypressm@earth-
link.net
The concert is free and
the public is cordially
invited to attend.
Fishermen's Village is


located off Marion
Avenue, Punta Gorda.
From 1-75 take exit 164,
turn left and go 3 miles.
Call 639-8721 for more
information or visit
www.fishville.com.


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