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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 8, 2009
Copyright Date: 2009
Frequency: semiweekly
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Subject: Newspapers -- Venice (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Sarasota County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Sarasota -- Venice
Coordinates: 27.098611 x -82.438889 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 56, no. 7 (April 4-6. 2001)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Issue for April 4-6, 2001 also called April 4, 2001.
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Volume ID: VID00700
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Resource Identifier: ltuf - ANK8420
oclc - 47264140
alephbibnum - 002730652
issn - 1536-1063
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Willson files ethics charge on Moore


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR


A former Venice City
Council member has filed an
ethics complaint against a sit-
ting member over the settle-
ment of the Venice Sunshine
lawsuit.
Bill Willson, who lost to
Ernie Zavodnyik in his bid for
re-election in 2007, said he
filed the complaint with the
Florida Commission on Ethics
on Monday, and acknowl-
edged there could be more to
come.
"Essentially, the city accept-
ed all responsibility for the
individuals responsible for vio-


Willson


lations based on the notion the
city had not adequately
trained these council mem-
bers on the requirements of
the Sunshine law," Willson said
in a telephone interview on
Tuesday.
"So it boils down to a retired
judge pleading he has no
responsibility due to his igno-


rance of the law. I was always
led to believe ignorance of the
law is no excuse. Can any
right-thinking person believe
an educated attorney who was
elevated to the status and
responsibility of a judge was
incapable of understanding a
relatively simple law?"
If the ethics complaint is
successful, Willson said, he
may file others.
"I believe John Moore to
have the most egregious viola-
tion due to his status as a
retired judge and thus earned
the first submission," Willson
said, "not that there aren't
many dirty hands involved in
what I consider a scam perpe-


treated against the taxpayers of
Venice."
Moore said Tuesday he just
returned from vacation and
had not yet heard about the
complaint. The Florida Ethics
Commission does not ack-
nowledge receipt of com-
plaints, although the person
filing it and the subject of the


complaint are free to disclose
the information.
"I hate to comment on
something I haven't seen," said
Moore. "I guess in this litigious
age anybody can litigate any-
thing."
The complaint
The complaint "questions
the motives of the council
members involved and their
three-stage manipulative
methodology to circumvent
the spirit and intent of the law"
for the sole purpose of person-
al gain, Willson said.
Moore, Council Member
Please see ETHICS, 7A


Manatees in love


Teen arrested on

sexual battery


BY BROOKY BROWN
PROJECTS EDITOR

A guardian of a child under
12 years of age notified the
Sarasota County Sheriff's
Office that the child had
reported being molested.
As a result, Gerald David
Coleman, 18, 100 block North
Jessica St., Nokomis, was
arrested and charged with four
counts of sexual battery by a
person over 18 upon a child
under 12, two counts of lewd
or lascivious molestation by a
person over 18 upon a child
and two counts of lewd or las-
civious exhibition.
The incidents took place at


SUN PHOTO BY BOB MUDGE
Beachgoers point to a pair of manatees swimming past Venice Beach Monday morning. A number of
manatees congregated near the beach and were thought to be in distress, but officials with Mote Marine
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two locations in
Nokomis on the
same day within
hours of each ~. "
other.
A SCSO detec- .
tive took the /
report and told
the guardian Coleman
that because of
the child's age, a forensic inter-
view would be conducted by
Child Protection Center Case
Coordinator Danielle Shetler.
During the interview the
child indicated that Coleman
had performed oral sex on the
child and forced the child to
Please see TEEN, 7A


Laurel residents


cold to jail site


BY CAROL SAKOWITZ
STAFF WRITER


A standing-room-only
group of Laurel-area residents
came to the most recent
Criminal Justice Commission
Community Partners Work
Group to deliver a message:
Don't put the new Sarasota
County jail here.
The work group is charged
with ranking sites for the pro-
posed correctional facility and
forwarding the results to the
CJC, which then will send its
top three choices to county
commissioners. The jail is
expected to house 300 beds,


Watching and


with the possibility of an intake
center included. The prelimi-
nary cost for construction is
estimated at $44 million.
For most of the year, work
group meetings at the Laurel
Community Center involved
only group members, county
staff and about four or five
members of the public. On July
1, the parking lot overflow of
cars onto street side areas or
across the street into a grass lot
indicated a wider interest in
meeting goings-on.
Inside, a meeting that usu-
ally took up half of a divided
Please see JAIL, 7A


waiting


SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL
Boats anchored in the Intercoastal Waterway and on Snake Island
provide a real front-row seat for the Fourth of July fireworks
Saturday. For more pictures of the show sponsored by the city of
Venice and the Sertoma Club of Venice see page 11.


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PHOTOS COURTESY
OF JEANNE CORBIN
An estimated
500 people
attended the
Fourth of July
Tea Party in
downtown
Venice, listening
to speakers,
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Delays could jeopardize park purchases


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR


The city of Venice Parks and
Recreation Advisory Board has
agreed again to delay its rank-
ing of five proposed park land
acquisition candidates until a
July 20 meeting.
To expedite the process,
county officials earlier asked
the city not to re-rank last year's
candidates for the county-run
Parks and Environmentally
Sensitive Lands Acquisition
Program.
The Cemex property near
the Venice Train Depot was on
the top of the previous list.
Since it was purchased by the
city to create Legacy Park, the
Wen Chung property (Curry
Creek), located east along
U.S. 41 adjoining Roberts
Bay, moves up to No. 1.
A parcel off East Venice
Avenue known as Blue Haven
was ranked the lowest priority
of the original three nomina-
tions, but the owner has since
entered confidential negotia-
tions to sell the property,
according to City Manager Isaac
Turner. And county officials


were unable to reach a mutually
agreeable purchase price.
Dawn Stoddart, who serves
double duty on the county and
city parks boards, said two
weeks ago that delaying the
city's input any longer could
put Venice's nominated prop-
erties at risk.
She said there's only $16 mil-
lion left in the program and the
county is already looking closely
at two properties, one in North
County and Warm Mineral
Springs in South County.
"It's a great program (yet) I
have a serious concern that
over the past two years noth-
ing has been spent in Venice,"
she said.
She said the county keeps
waiting for Venice to come
through with its updated list.
Another delay could kill the
city's chance of participating
this year in the program, she
warned.
"In the meantime, money
will be spent North and South
County with Venice getting
nothing in the middle," she said.
"Even if it is not our property,"
said Jacqueline Ring, who nom-
inated property she owns, "if


you are serious about trying to
obtain part of that funding," you
should expedite the process.
"Two months have passed.
Nothing has transpired. I'm
disappointed to see everything
has changed," Ring said, refer-
ring to a new draft city policy
on nominations.
'All nominees would like to
know ... are (we) in the run-
ning?"
The holdup
The current holdup is the
city's response to a county
request to formalize its review
process. Staff recently asked
the city parks board to review
new nomination criteria and
rules.
The new procedure allows
the county to gather formal
comments on each property
from the city. The city's new
procedure includes what
might be described as a partial
end-run around the parks
board. When it comes to con-
sidering environmentally sen-
sitive lands nominated for the
program, the Environmental
Task Force will forward its
comments to city council for


its consideration. The Parks
and Recreation Advisory Board
will handle the others.
From there, a recommenda-
tion is made by city council
and forwarded to the county
parks board and eventually to
the county commission.
Individuals may still nomi-
nate park properties.
This year's nominees
Five Venice properties were
nominated this year.
Caithness Construction
nominated 105 acres of land
that includes trees, scrub jays
and wetlands near the Myakka
River, with a 5-acre parcel jut-
ting out eastward at the north-
east corner connecting to the
river for boat and kayak access.
Paul Hamilton nominated a
parcel on Tarpon Road with
216 feet of seawalled water-
front property that includes
docks for 15 wet slips with elec-
tric and water hookup and
overhead lighting and a small
building currently leased to a
real estate company. According
to a nomination form submit-
ted by Hamilton, the site could
potentially be used as a tempo-


rary mooring location for the
public, since the city is current-
ly studying short term mooring
near Higel Marine Park.
Mike Pachota of Osprey
Courtyard LLC nominated
property along the east side of
Osprey Street between Laguna
Drive and Apalachicola Road
on the island as a potential
large stormwater retention
pond and neighborhood park.
Nearby, Jacqueline Ring
nominated 1.73 acres close to
the beach near Tarpon Center.
The property runs east and
west from behind Casa Seville
condominiums to Osprey
Street, and north and south
between Pillitteri Place and
Higel Drive on the island.
According to Ring's nomina-
tion form, the parcel includes
the second oldest existing
house in Venice (built in 1898).
Michael and Pamela Shelter
nominated what was formerly
restaurant property at the cor-
ner of U.S. 41 Bypass North
and U.S. 41 Business as a park
and additional parking for
Legacy Trail.

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Holder with 243 individually signed petitions opposing the incorporation
of Casey Key. Holder, who has sponsored a bill that would allow the
incorporation, and County Commission Chair Jon Thaxton attended a
meeting of the group Monday.


Corrections
A story in the July
1 edition misspelled
the name of former
Smitty's restaurant.
A June 27 story on
the future Maxine
Barritt Park incor-
rectly stated the
number of planned
pavilions was
reduced from three
to one at the direc-
tion of the
Environmental
Protection Agency.
According to city
staff, two of the
planned 60-foot-
diameter shelters
that were going to be
built over the pads or
"footprint of the for-
mer sewage tanks"
were removed from
the plan in August
2008. The third pad
will have a shelter
built over its foot-
print. There are still
two smaller, 20-foot
by 20-foot shelters in
the plan.
The $80,000 bud-
get item adopted by
city council for dune
restoration at Maxine
Barritt Park was
required by the
Department of
Environmental
Protection, not the
Environmental
Protection Agency.
An incorrect
address for Gabriel
Ordonevalenzuela
was listed in the July
4 edition of Police
Beat. The correct
address is the 1200
block Laurel Ave.,
Venice.
The Gondolier Sun
regrets the errors.


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POLICE BEAT


OBITUARIES


Driver license
checkpoint

The Florida Highway
Patrol will be conducting
a driver license check-
point on Wednesday, July
22, from 3 to 5 p.m. on
Vamo Road in Sarasota
County. Attention will be
directed to drivers who
violate the driver license
laws of Florida.

Venice Police
Department arrests
Keri Catherine Pope,
25, 600 block Suffolk,
Nokomis. Charge: petit
theft ($100-$300). Bond:
$120.
Kristine Virginia Ser-
edick, 26, 500 block
Pinewood Ave., Nokomis.
Charge: petit theft ($100-
$300). Bond: $120.
Alex Michael Don-
aldson, 20, 500 block
Substation Road, Venice.
Charge: battery (touch or
strike). Bond: $750.
James Benson
Rhodes, 21, homeless,
Venice. Charge: burglary
of conveyance. Bond:
$10,000.
Aron P May, 25, 1200
block Queen Road, Ven-
ice. Charges: robbery by
sudden snatching with-
out firearm or weapon,
possession of a con-
trolled substance (roxy-
codone), obstructing or
opposing an officer with-
out violence, possession
of drug paraphernalia.
Bond: none on the rob-
bery charge, $1,870 on
remaining charges.

Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office
arrests
Arthur John Noll, 69,
2965 Arrowhead Road,
Venice. Charge: con-
tempt (failure to register


as a sexual offender).
Bond: none.
Jamaine Thomas
Outing, 29, 100 block
Avenida de la Isla,
Nokomis. Charge: driving
while license suspended
(habitual traffic offend-
er). Bond: $500.
Ian Norbert Johnson,
29, 200 block East Co-
lonial Lane, Nokomis.
Charge: driving while
license suspended, can-
celed or revoked. Bond:
$500.
Elizabeth Marie
Ohara, 56, 500 block Casa
Bonitas Place, Nokomis.
Charges: DUI fourth or
subsequent violation,
obstructing or opposing
an officer without vio-
lence, violation of driver
license restrictions.
Bond: $5,870.
Ronnie L. Neace,
24, 100 block North River
Blvd., Nokomis. Charge:
contempt (narcotic
equipment possession or
use). Bond: $2,000.
Michael James
Smith, 28, 200 block
Sierra St., Nokomis.
Charge: contempt (non-
payment of child sup-
port). Bond: $1,070.
Kendra Letesha
Neace, 25, 100 block
North River Blvd., Noko-
mis. Charges: possession
of a controlled substance
(roxycodone), possession
of cannabis less than 20
grams, possession of drug
paraphernalia. Bond:
$1,240.
Timothy E. Cromwell,
45, 400 block Shadylawn
Ave., Nokomis. Charge:
battery (touch or strike).
Bond: $750.
Paul Damano, 18, 100
block North Lane, Osprey.
Charge: battery (touch or
strike). Bond: $1,500.
Samantha Boone, 23,


100 block North River
Blvd., Nokomis. Charge:
driving while license sus-
pended, canceled or
revoked. Bond: $250.
Robert Goodin, 28,
5400 block Golf Pointe
Drive, Osprey. Charges:
trafficking (oxycodone),
possession of a controlled
substance (xanax), pos-
session of drug parapher-
nalia, driving while
license suspended, can-
celed or revoked. Bond:
$51,620.
Becky Louise Boyce,
54, 400 block Scott St.,
Laurel. Charge: violation
of probation (resisting
officer by obstructing
without violence). Bond:
$1,000.
Justin Ross Scott, 20,
400 block Bayshore Drive,
Venice. Charges: escape
from police custody,
bribery of a public ser-
vant, obstructing or
opposing an officer with-
out violence, DUI .15 or
higher or having a pas-
senger under 18 years of
age. Bond: $19,250.
Ronald Robert Mu-
stari, 45, 4600 block
Alligator Drive, Venice.
Charge: burglary of a
structure with assault or
battery. Bond: $10,000.
Matthew Robert
Plumlee, 25, 100 block
Coral Road, Venice.
Charges: possession of a
controlled substance
(three counts), posses-
sion of cannabis less than
20 grams. Bond: $3,120.
Joseph Alexander
Medlin, 51, 1 block Plaza
Mayor, Venice. Charge:
petit theft. Bond: $120.
Kyle Thomas Collins,
38, 1000 block Myrtle
Ave., Venice. Charge: con-
tempt (nonpayment of
child support). Bond:
$1,070.


Jason C. Ostheim, 29,
600 block North Michi-
gan Drive, Venice.
Charge: aggravated
assault. Bond: none.
Jason Owen Salter,
44, Banyan Drive, Venice.
Charge: violation of driver
license restrictions. Bond:
$120.
Jamie Lee Sesquin,
28, 4000 block Nautilus
Road, Venice. Charge: no
valid driver license. Bond:
$500.
Joshua Dale Murphy,
26, 300 block Peppertree
Road, Venice. Charge:
domestic battery. Bond:
none.
William E Doyle, 46,
9000 block South
Tamiami Trail, Venice.
Charge: driving while
license suspended, can-
celed or revoked. Bond:
$100.
Michael Patrick Sul-
livan, 46,1300 block Capri
Isles Blvd., Venice.
Charge: DUI. Bond: $500.
Lloyd Michael Stem-
ple, 67, 100 block East
Nippino Trail, Nokomis.
Charge: violation of pro-
bation (aggravated as-
sault). Bond: none.
Dushun Devon Rob-
inson, 36,1000 block
Kimball Road, Venice.
Charges: possession of
cocaine, possession of
cannabis less than 20
grams, possession of a
controlled substance.
Bond: $2,120.
Ross Edward Pero, 25,
400 block East Shade
Drive, Venice. Charge:
possession of controlled
substance without pre-
scription. Bond: none.
Melissa Stout, 35, 100
block South Emerald Ave.,
Nokomis. Charge: third-
degree felony grand theft
($300-$5,000). Bond:
$1,000.


Hazel S.
Witherspoon
Hazel Louise Simcox
Witherspoon, 88, of Ven-
ice, Fla., died Saturday,
July 4, 2009.
Born in Peru, Ill., on
July 6, 1920, she was
the daughter of the late
Charles and Pearl
(Cherry) Simcox. She
lived in Illinois during
much of her life and
graduated from Hall
Township High School,
Spring Valley, Ill. As an
adult, she attended
Northern Iowa Univer-
sity in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
She lived in Venice
from 1957 to 1963. During
that time she was an
active member of the
Venice Parent Teacher
Association, serving
many years as the PTA
president. She was hon-
ored as Venice's first life
member in the Florida
PTA. She was also active in
Venice Presbyterian
Church, where she served
as a deacon and was the
first church secretary. In
the 1960s she was named
the Venice Woman Driver
of the Year.
From 1964 to 1998 she


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lived in Morton, Ill., and
was the secretary at the
United Church of Christ.
She and her husband,
John, permanently
moved back to Venice in
1998. Hazel married John
Witherspoon on March
14,1943, in Seatonville, Ill.
Hazel was prede-
ceased by her husband,
John, and sister Julia
Kenney. She is survived
by her two children, Eric
Witherspoon (Cynthia)
and Jane Jungst (David);
five grandchildren, Brian,
Andrew (Abbi) and Dana
Witherspoon, and Eric
(Danielle) Jungst and
Elizabeth (Eric) Jungst-
Dick; and four great-
grandchildren, Tatumn
Vernon, Hadley and
Imogen Jungst and
Morgan Witherspoon.
Services: A memorial
service will be held at 2
p.m., Saturday, July 11,
at Venice Presbyterian
Church, 111 Firenze
Ave., Venice, Fla.
Contributions: In lieu of
flowers, memorials may
be made to the Hazel
Witherspoon Memorial
Fund at Venice
Presbyterian Church.


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LEGAL NOTICES


NOTICE OF ACTION



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE:
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE PROCEED-
INGS
To: All Persons or entities having or
claiming to have any right, title, or inter-
est in the following property:
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


NOTICE OF AUCTION
Heelaee Properties, LLP gives
Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and
intent to sell this vehicle on
07/29/2009, 10:00 AM at
209 S. Jackson Road, Venice,
FL 34292. Pursuant to subsec-
tion 713.78 of the Florida
Statutes. Heelaee Properties,
LLP reserves the right to accept
or reject any and/or all bids.
1996 Mack
SN #:
1M2AM08C2M003269
PUBLISH: July 8, 2009


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Johnson's Towing of Venice gives
Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and
intent to sell these vehicles on
08/05/2009, 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.
- 2000 FORD
1FAFP4443YF209063
- 1988 CHEVROLET
1G1JE5119JJ166368
- 2005 JEEP
1J4FA39S65P330103


NOTICE
OF AUCTION



- 1994 DODGE
2B7HB21Y5RK580953
- 2006 TOYOTA
4T1BK36B56U132018
- 2004 LEXUS
JTHBA30G245049633
- 2007 TOYOTA
JTNBB46K573012863
PUBLISH: JULY 8, 2009

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.
-1992 FORD
2FAPP36XONB132915
PUBLISH: JULY 8, 2009

| NOTICE TO
I CREDITORS



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 dependent'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)


CREDITORS
41z 20

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


I NOTICE OF




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.
Defendants)
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:
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an
action has been commenced to fore-
close a mortgage on the following
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.,


NOTICE OF NOTICE OF NOTICE OF SALE
FORECLOSURE FORECLOSURE 30
22 Z 22 z


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.


WITNESS my hand and official seal of
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
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWELFTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA


ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that the under-
signed intends to sell the property
described below to enforce a lien
imposed on said property under the Flori-
da Self Storage Facility Act Statutes (Sec-
tion 83.801-83.809). The undersigned
will sell at Public Sale by competitive bid-
ding on the 16th Day of JULY, 2009 at
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


Case No 2007-CA-15860-SC UNIT A3067, TODD WILEY


BANK OF VENICE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
PRECISION CUSTOM HOMES,
INC., a Florida Corporation, JOHN
OLLIVER, KATHRYN OLLIVER,
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 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 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 of
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


UNIT D702, STACEY A. SEAY
UNIT A3030, BETTY PIERCE
Purchases must be paid for at the time of
purchases, in cash. All purchased items
sold as is, where is, and must be
removed at time of sale. Sale subject to
cancellation in the event of settlement.
Should it be impossible to dispose of
these goods on day of sale, the sale will
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:
P083
Roy Richardson
Boat and Trailer
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

OTHER NOTICES




Arthur G. Raggio, D. C. announces
the closing ofh s 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
ragglospinecare@gmall.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
choice.
PUBLISH: JULY 8, 11, 2009


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


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Millions cut from Orioles package


State money only

good for Reds deal
BY CAROL SAKOWITZ
STAFF WRITER

A $7.5 million grant from the state
Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic
Development is not available for
Sarasota County's proposed spring
training deal with the Baltimore
Orioles, county commissioners learned
last week.
Deputy County Administrator Dave
Bullock informed commissioners at the
Robert L. Anderson Administration
Center that OTTED money is designat-
ed only for the now-defunct deal with
the Cincinnati Reds. Bullock has been
the county's point man in the negotia-
tions and just recently announced that
talks had resumed between the two
groups.
Throughout the county's dealings
with Major League Baseball organiza-
tions first the Cincinnati Reds, then
the Boston Red Sox and now the
Baltimore Orioles the OTTED grant
was included as a funding source. The
grant was created by the state as an
incentive for MLB teams to remain in


grant and the rest from the
county. Including anoth-
er $3 million in the deal
has been part of the dis-
cussion.
Sc Bullock said he has
informed Baltimore and
the city of Sarasota about
Bullock Patterson Barbetta Staub the OTTED opinion. There
is no plan of action cur-
the state for spring training. rently, he said, and neither he nor
Bullock said he learned of the fund- county staff has fully discussed the sit-
ing glitch when he was told by OTTED, nation with the city.
through Larry Pendleton, president "Our plan is to still have the city
and CEO of Florida Sports Foundation bond the money, and the city con-
Inc., that there is "no leeway in the state tribute the grant money," Bullock said.
statute to change the original certifica- "We never asked the city not to be a
tion." OTTED had been contacted recipient (of the grant).
regarding the availability of the grant, As commissioners discussed this
Bullock said, when negotiations with new turn of events, Bullock told them
Baltimore and the county resumed. that the opinion had not been deliv-
"We were surprised," Bullock said of ered in writing. Later, he said, that in his
the notification. experience, the fact it was not written
He called the grant "a huge part of down might sometimes signal an
the deal," and the OTTED ruling "the opportunity.
most significant issue" in the negotia- County Commissioner Nora Pat-
tions. He said he doesn't know what terson questioned Bullock during the
part of the current deal could affect the meeting as to how negotiations could
grant. have proceeded only to get the money
The offer proposed to the Orioles for pulled.
use of Ed Smith Stadium for spring Both Bullock and Commissioner Joe
training is $28.2 million, with $7.5 mil- Barbetta, the board's liaison to Major
lion originally coming from the OTTED League Baseball, said there always was


"We had reason to
believe the grant would
be able to work with a
different team."
Dave Bullock,
Sarasota County deputy
county administrator


the impression that the funds would be
available.
During negotiations with the Red
Sox, the county had asked for a similar
opinion from OTTED regarding that
deal.
"We had reason to believe the grant
would be able to work with a different
team," Bullock said.
Commissioner Shannon Staub, who
has been trying to find a spring training
tenant for the stadium, said it is strange
that the problem has surfaced now and
not when the county was courting the
Red Sox.
The Orioles have also had discus-
sions with Lee County about a possible
spring training complex there.

csakowitz@sun-herald.com


Budget task force asks hard questions


BY CAROL SAKOWITZ
STAFF WRITER


Like a family of unsatisfied
diners picking at a chicken
carcass, the Sarasota County
Budget Task Force is delving
into the line items of the pro-
posed county budget served
up by County Administrator
Jim Ley and his senior staff.
The task force, meeting
July 1 in the same third-floor
think tank that was the site of
June county budget work-
shops, heard much of the
same information that was
presented to the county com-
missioners. However, the task


force members also asked
questions and offered advice
to senior administrators.
County commissioners are
scheduled to hold a second
series of budget workshops
on Sept. 3 and 4 on the pro-
posed $981,381,854 budget
for fiscal year 2010.
The task force, chaired by
former county commissioner
Robert L. Anderson, is
expected to make its presen-
tation to the commission on
Sept. 8. In preparation, the
task force has scheduled
meetings on core service
budgets this month and into
August.


Phone call
The task force session took
about three hours as members
heard from Larry Arnold, execu-
tive director of community ser-
vices; Carolyn Gregov, general
manager of the Cooperative
Extension; Sarabeth Kalajian,
general manager of county
libraries; Dave Cash, executive
director of operations and
maintenance; and John E
McCarthy, general manager of
parks and recreation, and of the
history center.
However, throughout the
meeting, Robert Hanson,
county chief information offi-
cer, was brought to the micro-


phone to answer questions
about IT service. "Voice com-
munications" figured in many
of the questions directed to
him, especially by Anderson.
After Gregov spoke about
Cooperative Extension pro-
grams, Anderson went straight
into line-item budgeting, say-
ing, "I have difficulty under-
standing 'Voice and Com-
munications,' and question-
ing $21,000 for extensions.
Gregov replied that the
moneyis for a telephone system
used by everyone, prompting
Hanson to weigh in. Hanson
compared the budgeting of the
county's communications sys-


tern with a utility, saying that the
total voice communications
expense is broken down by
department, with higher usage
being charged more.
Hanson told the task force
that communications includes
wireless phones, computer
costs and other technological
equipment.
Follow-up comments to
Hanson included questions
about the amount of personal
calls made on cell phones by
staff, and suggestions that
technological equipment be
kept in service longer.
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Addington's gets national press


ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS
COLUMNIST

Top honors went to
Addington's Florist, rec-
ognized by Teleflora as
one of only six member
companies for a profile in
the 2009 company maga-
zine.
With more than 45
years' flower industry
experience, Brenda Ad-
dington Smith and her
nine employees are
based in the big red barn
at 1836 South Tamiami
Trail.
"I am very selective,
selling only good quality
flowers," she said.
Known for her atten-
tion to detail, she fills the
role of the wedding plan-
ner, attending to every
detail for the bridal party.
Addington's staff consults
in detail with all parties in
providing special ser-
vices to Venice funeral
homes.
Born on Andrews Air
Force Base, she grew up
in Maryland assisting in
the family floral business
when only 12 years old.
Moving to Bristol, Va., she
worked in The Flower
Shop owned by her aunt.
Sixteen years ago with
her husband, Pete, she
moved to Venice and,
after working in a local
flower shop for a few
months, opened Java
Florist. Four years later,
having outgrown it, she
opened Addington's in
the red barn.
Active in the commu-
nity, Smith and her hus-
band provide red roses
for those participating in
the visit to the Sarasota
veteran's cemetery and
assist in the annual Shop
with a Cop project, pro-
viding school supplies for
underprivileged chil-
dren.


Addington's summer
hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
weekdays and Saturday
mornings. Call 492-6630.
Best Weddings
Notary public Jenifer
Baehr has started Best
Weddings on the Beach.
Her special, customized
service is performing in-
expensive wedding cere-
monies with very fast
arrangements, if re-
quired. Most couples
prefer traditional-style
weddings fitting their
needs or family situation,
said Baehr.
Popular locations are
Nokomis, Venice, Boca
Grande, Siesta Key
beaches and the local jet-
ties. She performs indoor
weddings in the home,
local restaurants, halls,
backyards, lanais and at
Selby Gardens with reli-
gious services by prefer-
ence.
Baehr, a Washington-
ian with 30 years of para-
legal experience, has
worked in law firms and
credit unions in the capi-
tol. In 2005 she came to
Venice looking for a new
opportunity, starting in
the loan closing industry,
and then came up with
the idea to do weddings
on the beaches.
Currently she uses
other providers, but her
plans are to grow into her
own services, providing
chairs, a gazebo, photog-
raphy, catering and
more. Call 421-9949.
Lawyer moves
downtown
Business law, probate,
litigation, will and trust
disputes are the special-
ized legal matters han-
dled by Charles Hines,
attorney at law, who
recently opened an office
at 355 W. Venice Ave.
across from the post
office. With 19 years
experience in Venice, he
also works in business
formation, contracts,
mergers and litigation
issues.
Born and raised in
Venice, he graduated
from Venice High School
and attended the Uni-
versity of Florida and its


law school. In the com-
munity he coaches Little
League and the VHS var-
sity football team with
his old coach, Jim
Powell.
He is married to Susan
Hines, who is a vice pres-
ident and wealth strate-
gist at Northern Trust
Bank. Call 504-1714.
TJ's continuing
Tom Carney will con-
tinue operating his exist-
ing restaurant, TJ Car-
ney's, 231 W. Venice Ave.,
when he opens the
new Miami-style South
Beach Restaurant and
Nightclub in the former
Landmark restaurant,
133 South Tamiami Trail.
"Our regular enter-
tainers will continue at TJ
Carney's, and I am bring-
ing in new entertainers at
the South Beach Club,"
said Carney.
South Beach con-
struction is planned to
commence in September
with a scheduled open-
ing in December. Call
480-9244.
Encouraging news
Potential good news
for business people
comes from Dr. Sean
Snaith, director of the
Institute for Economic
Competitiveness at the
University of Central
Florida, who sees signs
continuing to point to a
recovery expected to
arrive in the third quarter
of this year after the
worst recession in de-
cades.
Unemployment will
reach double digits,
peaking at 10.1 percent
in 2010 with the shed-
ding of 7.1 million payroll
jobs, but Snaith sees
buoyed confidence with
the improving economic
climate and replacement
needs of consumers,
which will help retail and
automobile sales rise
through 2012.

Editor's Note: Service
and product information
in this column should not
be taken as an endorse-
ment of the business.

businews@comcast.net


Real estate as I see it


AWAL'
TIM PARADISE
REAL ESTATE
COLUMNIST

Take a peek at a real
estate "money tree" pro-
gram.
On July 1, the state of
Florida set aside more
than $30 million to help
home buyers with a down
payment. The program is
designed to function in
conjunction with the
existing $8,000 federal IRS
tax credit for the same
buyers.
The idea is to turn the
$8,000 federal tax credit
into real cash to be used
for the down payment or,
in some instances, other
potential closing costs.
The state would advance
the funds to the buyer for
use up front at closing on
the real estate purchase.
The buyer would return
the money to the state
upon receipt of the $8,000
IRS refund.
This could be a win-
win situation for everyone.
The feds get to stimulate


the economy, in particular
the housing market. The
state of Florida advances
money to the consumer
and then receives it back,
via the IRS rebate, and Mr.
John Q. Public in Venice
gets a sweetheart home
buyer deal.
It is OK to applaud
here for the astute job
that our Legislature has
done to enhance the fed-
eral initiative.
The IRS tax credit pro-
gram ends on Dec. 1 (you
must close on a new
home) while the state
advanced funds portion
began on July 1, creating
the windfall and yet
another buying window
of opportunity to realize
your Venice homeowner-
ship dream. That pur-
chase window may also
be narrowed somewhat
by the recent creep-up in
mortgage interest rates.
As rates increase (a likely
scenario), so will the
monthly mortgage pay-
ment, making it more dif-
ficult to qualify for the
home loan.
Restrictions to the pro-
gram are few, and in-
clude:
1. The purchaser must
be a "first-time home
buyer," defined as a buyer
or spouse that has not
owned a home in the pre-
vious three years.
2. The federal tax cred-


it and advanced state
funding will be 10 per-
cent of the house pur-
chase price not to exceed
$8,000.
3. The IRS tax credit
could be claimed on
either the 2008 or 2009
tax return.
4. The state cash
advance may also be
used for Federal Housing
Administration mort-
gage loan costs, but it is
still unclear whether it
can be applied to the
mandatory FHA 3.5-per-
cent down payment.
Very soon, business
groups, trade organiza-
tions, and government
agencies will be publish-
ing educational and pub-
lic service material for the
consumer as these differ-
ent stimulus options
ramp up. Keep a sharp eye
and a sharper pencil on
hand to map your best fit
to invest in our sunshine
community. It will cer-
tainly be well worth the
time and effort spent.
The federal govern-
ment has planted a
money tree. The state
government has added
fertilizer. Are you a first-
time home buyer who
will pick the fruit?
Tim Paradiso has held
a real estate license since
1964 and has been a
Venice resident since
1972.


Rick Kelly, general manager of Blue Sky Medical Transportation demonstrates the compa-
ny's new ambulatory vehicle, which joins the fleet of Blue Sky Airport Limousine
Services.

Blue Sky's the limit in transport


BY ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS
COLUMNIST

Twenty years ago a
mom-and-pop local air-
port transport service
was founded. Blue Sky
Airport Limousines, 137-
A Seaboard Ave., has
grown with strong cus-
tomer support and now
has launched Blue Sky
Medical Transportation
to assist customers who
are nonambulatory or
handicapped.
General Manager Rick
Kelly feels that this is a
niche service the compa-
ny can fill, particularly
helping folks in this pre-
dominantly retirement
community who are con-
fined to wheelchairs.
"People with special
transportation needs will
call the office as they do
for our airport services,
telling us which service
they need," he said.
"Where customers are
ambulatory, they will be
offered the facility of
using a beautiful Lincoln
town car.
Providing nonemer-
gency transportation in
compliance with the


American with Disabil-
ities Act, drivers are fully
trained in wheelchair lift
operation and qualified
in CPR. Vehicles are simi-
lar to the existing fleet
but custom-built to take
four wheelchairs and
four passengers. They
are fitted with a safe,
smooth side-load wheel-
chair lift providing 56
inches of headroom.
Each wheelchair is se-
curely anchored. Com-
fort is provided with
dual air-conditioning
systems.
Transportation is
available to a doctor,
therapy, to and from
local hospitals, with a
nurse's aide anything
associated with medical
needs.
"Depending upon
needs," Kelly said, "we
can wait for the cus-
tomer. Because we are
using a special custom
converted standard pas-
senger van, they can
even take groups for out-
ings."
Fully licensed and
insured, the company
recently received vehicle
and business service per-
mits. Kelly is hoping to


get into the medical
community as a local
CTC service provider.
The long-term plan is to
be working with the local
Medicare provider dis-
patcher assigned to the
individual counties.
The objective is to
effectively provide a ser-
vice everybody is com-
fortable with, in a timely
fashion, combining it
with 24/7 Blue Sky
Airport Limo services.
Communication is by
cell phone, with comput-
er dispatch and opera-
tors monitoring traffic
conditions.
A former Marine and
California police officer,
Kelly, a business efficien-
cy troubleshooter, joined
Blue Sky Airport Limou-
sines a year and a half
ago. The drivers are
mostly retired, mature,
responsible and refined.
Services operate from
8 a.m. daily with an
answering service to
cover the three county
area of Manatee, Sara-
sota and Charlotte. Call
207-2583.


businews@comcast.net


Buyer lined up for Axcess MRI


BY ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS
COLUMNIST

It is business as usual
at the nine centers of
Axcess Medical Imaging
Corporation following
the company's Chapter
11 bankruptcy filing last
week.
"There is already a
buyer lined up, whom I
cannot name at this
stage, as we work
through the bankruptcy
proceedings," said Doug-
las Badertscher, chief
restructuring officer.
The business will be
acquired by a national
medical company, then
emerge from bankruptcy
as a stronger company,
said Badertscher, who
has in-depth health-care
management and turn-
around expertise. Pa-
tients and referring
physicians can expect to
receive the same high
level of service and quali-


ty during the transition,
he said.
In a statement, Dr.
Steven Miley, Axcess'
chief executive officer,
said the company's prob-
lems stem from the con-
tinuing economic down-
turn, reductions in reim-
bursement for services
rendered, significant
long-term debt and the
company's rapid expan-
sion.
A major local business
success story, Axcess was
launched inVenice in 2001
by Miley. Following 24
years in medicine, mostly
as an emergency-room
doctor at Bon Secours
Venice Hospital (now
Venice Regional Medical
Center), he founded the
new company.
Axcess opened its first
major imaging center at
Sunset Lakes Boulevard
in March 2004. The pro-
ject cost $10 million.
A fast-growth period
for the company began


with the opening of a
second center, in Bra-
denton, and, two years,
later a third, in Sarasota.
In May this year, the
company acquired seven
Medical Resources Inc.
diagnostic centers for
$200,000 cash and $3.8
million in financing.
Those locations are in
Port Charlotte, Naples,
Jacksonville, Titusville,
Pinellas Park, Clearwater
and Bradenton, which
was then closed.
Axcess has 129 em-
ployees who remain
employed with no antici-
pated changes, accord-
ing to Badertscher. In the
bankruptcy filing, the
debt of the company was
estimated as $16.1 mil-
lion and company assets
at $4.4 million. Revenues
last year were $11 million
and this year are budget-
ed at $22 million-$24
million.

businews@comcast.net


BIZ BRIEFS


Chamber calendar
Wake Up! Venice,
Wednesday, July 15, 7:45
a.m., HarborChase ofVen-
ice, with co-host TideWell
Hospice, 950 Pinebrook
Road.
Business After Five,
Thursday, July 23, 5:30
p.m., Senior Friendship
Center, 2350 Scenic Drive;
$5 members, $10 non-
members.
Network Lunch,
Monday, July 27, 11:45
a.m., Venetian Golf &
River Club, 105 Pesaro
Drive.


Panel discussion,
"Positioning your busi-
ness for the turnaround,"
moderated by State Sen.
Nancy Detert, Thursday,
July 30. Registration is
7 a.m., breakfast 7:30 a.m.
and the program 8-10
a.m., Holiday House, 455
North U.S. 41 Bypass.; $15
sponsoring chambers and
organization Members,
Young Professional mem-
bers governmental offi-
cials, $25 nonmembers.
RSVP to Charleen Myers
at 488-2236 or cmyers@
venicechamber.com.


New IPC team member
IPC, Venice, recently
hired Randy Johnson as
its National Sales Director.
IPC is a major distributor
of promotional products
for companies and associ-
ations. Johnson will focus
on driving IPC's core busi-
ness as well as generate
local advertising support
for the company's nation-
ally acclaimed "Kidsville"
newspaper, a teaching
medium now being used
in Sarasota County ele-
mentary schools. IPC can
be reached at 484-3622."





WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2009

ETHICS from Page 1A
John Simmonds, Mayor
Ed Martin and a former
airport board member -
all named defendants -
submitted nearly
$300,000 in bills from pri-
vate attorneys related to
the Sunshine suit, which
council later agreed to
pay. Moore's bill totaled
$126,000.
Council Member Sue
Lang, also a defendant,
previously said she in-
curred approximately
$2,000 in private attorney
fees but didn't seek reim-
bursement.
Willson said that was
no coincidence. The
"manipulative method-
ology" required Moore be
dropped from the law-
suit, followed by Lang
agreeing in writing not to
seek reimbursement for
her private attorney fees
in order to vote on
whether the city should
pay the attorney fees of
her fellow council mem-
bers. The final act of
manipulation, according


to Willson, was council's
vote to use city funds to
pay private attorney fees
related to the Sunshine
lawsuit.
In return for acknowl-
edging city violations of
the Florida in the
Sunshine Law and Public
Records Law, plaintiff
Anthony Lorenzo agreed
to drop the individually
named defendants from
the suit.
Willson said he regret-
ted being the person to
initiate the ethics com-
plaint.
"Following the elec-
tion of 2007, I by design
removed myself from the
limelight of our local
political scene. I did so
knowing any negative
comments or actions I
took would be dismissed
as sour grapes having lost
the election," he said. "I
am very cognizant that
view will still surface with
certain members of our
community today. Des-
pite that reality, I cannot
sit back and idly watch as
some of our elected offi-


cials misuse their author-
ity to maneuver a settle-
ment relieving the mis-
deeds of all involved and
paying the bills of most.
'A settlement that only
benefited these elected
officials, and whose cost
is in the millions of dol-
lars, will likely be borne
by the innocent taxpay-
ers of our city. Somebody
has to step up to the
plate."
An ethics complaint
was filed by Venice resi-
dent Winston Wilmore
against Council Member
Sue Lang on Oct. 9, 2008.
The commission dis-
missed it on Dec. 5, for
"lack of legal sufficiency,"
but it has refused to con-
sider Sunshine suit-relat-
ed charges because they
were the subject of litiga-
tion.
All that remains is a
judge's order in Sep-
tember stipulating how
much the city will pay the
plaintiff for attorneys'
fees and costs.
ggiles@
venicegondolier.com


New law makes it easier for

police to hand out tickets


JAIL from Page 1 A
conference room ex-
panded into the second
half, with about 75 spec-
tators either sitting in
chairs or ringing the walls
of the room.
Five potential sites in
central Sarasota County
were scheduled to be
ranked during the two-
and-a-half-hour session,
but a public comment
portion left only 30 min-
utes for reviews. Only one
area, a privately owned
parcel on Knights Trail
Road, was able to be
ranked according to its
size, location, access,
ownership/! develop-
ment/construction costs,
operational costs and
environmental impact.
Knights Trail Rowco, a
40-acre parcel, received
69 points by the work
group. In previous work


group considerations,
the highest score given so
far- 89.5 points -went
to Fruitville Park of
Commerce, located off
Fruitville Road in North
County.
With one lone excep-
tion, Patrick McCarthy of
Nokomis, residents who
spoke to the work group
detailed reasons why
a correctional facility
should not be placed in
the Laurel area.
Jim Bowers, president
of the Venetian Golf &
River Club Community
Association, requested
that the Knights Trail
sites be eliminated by the
work group. Among the
reasons he cited for their
removal were the limited
access from Laurel Road
East, the amount of
county-owned property
that can be used instead,
the approximately 1,000


SUN NEWSPAPERS 7A

existing single-family
homes in the area, an
increased burden on
local infrastructure and
the availability of com-
munities that would wel-
come a detention center.
Speaker Lucy Koitsch
asked work group mem-
bers to travel to the sites
and view them before
making a decision.
The Community Part-
ners Work Group is
expected to review and
rank potential sites by
late summer to send to
the CJC.
The top three sites will
be submitted to the
county commissioners,
who are expected to
direct technical staff to
evaluate the sites. A deci-
sion on a final site is not
expected until early 2010.

csakowitz
@sun-herald.com


"Copyrighted Material

Syndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers"


BY ELAINE ALLEN-
EMRICH
STAFF WRITER

A. J. Lamantia's last
memory of his girlfriend
Katie Marchetti, 16, was
her being ejected from
his car and run over by
another vehicle.
The 19-year-old was
driving home to Valrico,
Fla., from a family re-
union in Sarasota. Mar-
chetti was in the passen-
ger seat reclined back to
take a nap. She wasn't
wearing her seat belt.
It was about 10:30
p.m., on March 3, 2006,
when Lamantia report-
edly nodded off for a split
second. He lost control of
the car and careened into
a guard rail and then a
concrete wall.
Marchetti was ejected
from the car into the path
of oncoming traffic. La-
mantia, who was wearing
a seat belt, regained con-
sciousness, only to watch
as Marchetti was run over
by another vehicle. She
died the next day at
Tampa General Hospital.
According to a Web
site created in Katie's
memory, her mother,
Laura Marchetti, said the
simple truth is that her
daughter died "because
she wasn't wearing her
seat belt."
Starting Wednesday,
police will have a
stronger role in making
sure everyone wears a
seat belt.
The new Dori Slosberg
and Katie Marchetti
Safety Belt Law named
for Marchetti and anoth-
er crash victim not wear-
ing her seat belt was
signed into law on May 6
by Gov. Charlie Crist. It
means police can pull a
car over and ticket any-
one not wearing a belt.
Previously, police had to


have another reason -
such as speeding or
expired tags to check
for seat belt violations.
Police expect the law
to make an impact.
"The police depart-
ment is predicting that
seat belt usage in the city
will increase by the end
of next year as a result
of this new law," said
Tony Siriani of the North
Port Traffic Enforcement
Unit, adding the fine is
$99.
In Charlotte County,
sheriff's deputies will not
automatically ticket dri-
vers at first. However, in
time, residents are
expected to know the
new law.
"It's education edu-
cation at first and then it
will be no excuse for not
knowing the law over
time," said CCSO
spokesman Michael
Maschmeier.
Florida's new seat belt
law will not only save
lives, it will also entitle
the state to $35.5 million
from a soon-to-expire
federal incentive plan
that rewards states for
increasing safety belt use,
according to AAA Auto
Club.
The National Highway
Traffic Safety
Administration estimates
the new law will lower
seat-belt-related fatali-
ties by about 125 a year.
Laura Marchetti, who
established a foundation
in her daughter's name,
was instrumental in get-
ting the new law passed.
She arranged two buses
with more than 100
adults and teens to lobby
in Tallahassee in favor of
tough seat belt legisla-
tion.
Another Florida father
who was touched by
tragedy after losing his
15-year-old daughter


It means police
can pull a car
over and ticket
anyone not
wearing a belt.
Previously,
police had to
have another
reason such
as speeding or
expired tags -
to check for seat
belt violations.

was Irving Slosberg, a
former state representa-
tive. His daughter, Dori,
who was not wearing a
seat belt, died in a car
crash in 1996 on
Palmetto Park Road west
of Boca Raton.
Slosberg began lobby-
ing Tallahassee for a
mandatory seat belt law.
Slosberg, who is a mil-
lionaire, started a traffic
safety foundation.
Nowadays when
Laura Marchetti speaks
to students she ends with
this statement, "Every
time you fasten your seat
belt, it crosses over your
heart."
She says she wants
auto manufactures to
design vehicles that "will
not start" until the seat
belt is fastened or will not
stop buzzing unless the
belt is buckled.
"Passage of this life-
saving bill has been a
long time coming, but
the lives that will be
saved and the injuries
prevented make it all
worthwhile," said AAA
spokesman Kevin Bake-
well in a statement.

eallen@sun-herald.com


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FAX: (941) 484-8460
8A
WEDNESDAY
JULY 8, 2009


OPINION


GONDOLIER SUN EDITOR
BOB MUDGE
bmudge@venicegondolier.com


OUR VIEW



Don't let opportunity go up in smoke


C cigarette smokers got another
good reason to quit last week
when Florida's tobacco tax
jumped by $1 per pack.
As if the constant drum beat of bad
news about the killer health effects of
smoking weren't enough, they now
feel the pain in their wallets.
On April 1, federal taxes rose 62
cents, to $1.01 per pack. Florida's tax
rose from 34 cents to $1.34 on July 1,
so a carton of cigarettes will now
include $23.50 in combined taxes.
Yikes.
We're for it. Florida's tax, last raised
in 1990, had been ridiculously low.
Florida now vaults from fourth-lowest
state tax to the middle, 22nd in the
country. (Rhode Island's taxis highest,
at $3.46.) In the midst of a severe bud-
get crunch, the new taxis expected to
bring in revenues of more than $900
million a year.
But the greater impacts will be on


the other side of the ledger. The
Centers for Disease Control figures
that illnesses related to smoking cost
citizens $75 billion a year. Florida sells
more cigarettes than any other state,
and by some estimates, medical costs
for smoking-related diseases are
some $6 billion a year here.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free
Kids cites studies that show that every
10-percent increase in cigarette prices
cuts smoking rates by 4 percent, 7
percent among young people. The
higher tax will save lives, especially in
the long term because it will stop
youngsters from getting hooked in
the first place. The Campaign esti-
mates some 79,000 lives will be saved
in the long run because of the higher
tax.
We can't vouch for the specific fig-
ures statistics are fluid, to say the
least but there is absolutely no
doubt that the tax hike will stop more


people from picking up the habit, will
prompt more people to quit and will
save us all from higher health-care
costs. Bottom line, it will prevent dis-
eases from developing and save many
lives.
But tobacco smoking is a nasty,
addictive habit, and the additional tax
costs will be a real burden for many
tobacco addicts. They may want to
quit for financial, family or health
reasons but it's rarely easy.
If you've never gone through it,
you may not know how agonizing it
can be. So for those who don't
smoke, it's important to encourage
friends to quit now. Be supportive.
Be a help.
And for those who want to quit,
don't feel a need to go solo. There is a
lot of support out there. Use it.
We suggest starting with on the
Internet. Google "stop smoking" and
go from there. You'll find plenty of


good advice.
Smokefree.gov suggests using the
START plan. Set a quitting date. Tell
everyone you are planning to quit.
Anticipate the challenges. Remove
tobacco from your life. Talk to a doc-
tor.
A doctor may help steer you to one
of the prescription drugs now avail-
able. We've seen a number of people
use the prescription Chantix success-
fully. It's not cheap, but the cost is far
less than continued smoking.
Nicotine gum and patches also help
many people.
You also have to understand your
own behavioral triggers and the psy-
chological impulses that contribute
to the habit. Smokers need help to
overcome their addiction, but there is
plenty of it available.
The higher tax will push more peo-
ple toward a healthier, smoke-free life.
That's the ultimate benefit.


Oh no, more litigation?


BOB VEDDER
PUBLISHER


About the time we
think maybe we are get-
ting out of some of our
city legal troubles, we
wander into some more.
With the payment of
council members' Sun-
shine lawsuit legal ex-
penses behind us and the
settlement of the Sharky's
dispute, it seemed we
were closer to winding
up our legal hassles -
until the receiver for Art
Nadel's Venice Jet Center
filed a Part 16 FAA com-
plaint. He wants an offi-
cial ruling from the
Federal Aviation Admin-
istration about whether
Venice should allow the
leaseholder of the jet
center to build other
hangars on the property.
The issue became
complicated when Nadel
was indicted for securities
fraud. The council had
turned down requests
prior to that discovery, but
this gave the council
members who were
opponents of the airport
more chances to question
and reject them.
They have received
two outside legal opin-
ions, besides the city
attorney's, that said that
the city was leaving itself
open to suit if it did not
grant this request. Yet
Vice Mayor Sue Lang,
according to the com-
plaint, invited a Part 16
action in one meeting, so
she for one should be
happy about the suit.
Taxpayers, on the other
hand, are probably sick
and tired of litigation and
wasting their money.
The strange thing
about this action is it
goes before the very body
that has encouraged the
city to allow the hangars.
The FAA has also done an
audit of the airport be-
cause of all the issues the
airport has been having.
It reminds me of when
I was a kid and I knew it
was not smart to ask my
mom if I could do some-
thing that she would
punish me for if I did it.

By's Crack: T h i s
summer one-third of
the nation is ill-
housed, ill-nourished
and ill-clad. They call
it vacation.


A great display has
opened at the Venice Art
Center on the Arts of Asia
and with it many presen-
tations and classes that
should be interesting,
from raku to calligraphy
to bonsai and ikebana.
While you are at it, you
might wander in and
meet the new director,
Mary Morris.

You should put July 24
and 25 on your calendar,
as there is going to be a
huge Christmas in July
promotion downtown.
Sandy McGowan, event
chair, said more than 40
businesses will be in-
volved and more than
$1,000 in merchandise
and services will be given
away.

I have been asked
"why do you put that lit-
tle annoying flap of white
paper in the middle of
the paper sometimes?"
When we changed the
width of our paper, we
were left with quite a bit
of newsprint that was a
little too wide. None of
our other customers uses
that size, so this seemed
the best way to use it up.

Today's Ism: Why do
banks charge a fee on
insufficient funds when
they know there isn't
enough money in the
account to begin with?

It was great seeing all
of the Venice elementary
schools getting an "A"
grade with many improv-
ing their scores. Garden
Elementary third-graders
were near the top in the
county and all the
schools did well, includ-
ing our middle schools.
It was sad to see Venice
High drop to a "C" when
it had an '"A"' only two
years ago. The way scores
are computed for the
high schools, special
defined groups, or lower-
end groups, must im-
prove even by only 1 per-
cent or the school's grade
goes down. VHS stayed
the same in those groups
yet students in the regu-
lar student population
improved. So while the
school improved overall,
its grade went down.
Doesn't quite seem
right, but you can appre-
ciate what is trying to be
accomplished.

At five minutes and six
seconds after 4 a.m.
today, Wednesday, July 8,
the time and date were
04:05:06 07/08/09. The
next time this will hap-
pen will be in 1,000 years.
Darlene Wilwant shared

Please see VEDDER, 9A


THEE~, THRE..L-OOC ON
THE 6RIC5HT SIDE. ALL. OF
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IN OUR~ PAY, PENSf ON ANDP
HEALTH IN6UIRANCE.


LETTERS FROM OUR READERS


What else would you charge for?


Editor:
The very vocal extremist fringe of the 20 percent or
so of Americans who continue to consider themselves
Republican takes pride in preventing our government
from joining the rest of the western world in the pro-
vision of health care as a civil right. Had it been equal-
ly successful in other areas of public responsibility,
the following scenarios might be common:
1. "I'm sorry, Mrs. Smith, Billy was sent home today
because he became upset when he learned that he
would no longer go to science class because his
father's employer changed education providers and
they do not cover science."
2. "9-1-1 operator."
'A man is trying to break into my house."
"Yes, I understand and how will you be paying
for our service?"
3. "May I see your voting fee receipt please? I'm
sorry, you are behind in your payments and will not
be able to vote in this election."
The rich, the old, the disabled, politicians, union
members and some other employees of some com-
panies all have some kind of health insurance. Nearly
50 million members of working families almost 16
percent of all Americans have no coverage, either
because they cannot afford it or because it is not avail-
able at any price.
Illness is second only to job loss as a cause of home
foreclosure causing families to become homeless.
Thank you, very vocal minority.

John Halvorsen
Englewood


What about the
credit bureaus?
Editor:
For a long time you,
the media, talked about
who caused this dilem-
ma that drastically affects
each and everyone of us.
First, it was Wall Street,
and then came the real
estate hustlers, followed
by the real culprits, the
lying, cheating, thieving
banks in all of their glory.
A considerable amount
of time afterward, the
lying, cheating, thieving
credit card companies,
and the fact that they and
the banks are as one.
Guess who they rely
upon to support their
greedy, lying, cheating


thievery? That unholy,
life-destroying trio, the
Equifax, TransUnion and
Experian credit reporting
agencies. Nothing has
been said about them so
far. Don't you think that
it's about time?
Their control over the
lending industry is the
crux of the entire prob-
lem. They are sloppy,
unregulated, unreason-
able God-like people
who rely on inaccurate,
outdated material and
who refuse to be chal-
lenged. They prompt the
credit card companies
and banks to jack-up the
interest rate, the mini-
mum payment and the
finance charge and the


consumer has
native but to
account and b(
ing it off w
inflated charge
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that paying yoi
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in the mail
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rate hike three years ago
and a 7-percent hike last
year. Give me a break. Let
it tighten its belt like
everyone else has to do.

Frank Bianco
Venice

Just take it to trial


i though I Editor:
ly bills on I have one simple
uld I have question for Mayor Ed
ly bills on Martin, Sue Lang and
be over- John Moore, and Mar-
igure. shall Happer and their
, sloppy, other apologists: If you
nd unrea- are so convinced that
Martin, Lang, Moore, et
al., are so innocent, why
Jack Aland didn't they, and why
Sarasota doesn't their small band
Sv of zealot supporters,
Shave insist that the Sunshine
used lawsuit go to trial so they
can prove their inno-
rised that cence and have the judge
)een more compel the plaintiffs to
by Venice pay all court costs?
t the $133 Instead, these council
on in this members, supposedly
legal costs elected to serve our best
ir elected interests, choose to
blame: the city attorney,
erest of a the former city manager,
noney that unscrupulous plaintiffs,
spent on greedy attorneys, un-
vho need known boogeymen out
of all the to get them and, finally
s that face and most absurdly, the
city ofVenice itself.
They are playing all of
avid Benton us forfo ols and, I sus-
Venice pect, loving every minute
of it.
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Greg Shanika
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a hot issue
Editor:
The photograph of the
dark gray sands ofVenice
Please see LETTERS, 9A





WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2009


Seen on the roadside out West


Most of you know that
I have been a political
junkie for some 30 years.
Well, on this trip I have
not been keeping up with
local politics, but I have
noticed some very inter-
esting items along the
way in other states.
In New Mexico, there
are signs everywhere
warning people of DUI
penalties. "Don't Drink
and Drive" billboards are
the norm, but there are
other huge billboards
too: "Women drive drunk
too and will end up in
jail," "DUI is illegal -
checkpoints are every-
where," "Drunks are not
your friends when they
drive," and (I think my
favorite) "Fines for DUI?
Sure -jail too."
There are billboards
telling you where to get
help if you are an alco-


holic AA numbers to
call and state govern-
ment Web sites to search
for help. No politics
involved with this issue,
only concern for the
death and destruction
that may be caused by
drinking and driving.
In Tucson, Ariz., I
noticed that no one talks
on the cell phone while
driving. I heard on the
news that it is now illegal
in "some counties," so I
am not sure if it is
statewide. Local news
commentators were hav-
ing a heyday with lists of
people who were cited
and fined. Some must
have been local celebri-
ties to get so much news
coverage. I never did hear
what the fine was but can
imagine it would be a
huge income generator
in Florida if we had the
same law.
I have always heard
the Texas motto, seen it
on their license plates
and bumper stickers, was
"Don't mess with Texas."
But in state on the road
signs and billboards you
see: "Don't mess with
Texas, our flag or our
troops." You see the
American flag flying
everywhere and "Sup-
port our troops" signs


on buildings, houses,
road signs, billboards,
barns, restaurant win-
dows, school marquees
- everywhere. What a
magnificent statement
Texans put out to the
public.
They take great pride
in supporting the mili-
tary without any concern
as to the politics that may
be involved. "Don't mess
with Texas, our flag or our
troops" makes a state-
ment all its own.
They take great pride
in being the state that
President George Bush is
from. The thought that
anyone would say any-
thing derogatory about
the president of the
United States is grounds
for trouble. It is the presi-
dent of the United States
and the fact that our
troops defend our liberty
and freedom from op-
pression that the Texan
mindset seems to put
first and foremost.
We are now on our
way to California and
look forward to their
ideas, as usual.


Jerry and Bob Woelfel
are on an extended RV
trip through the West
and Southwest.


LET'EM HAVE IT: HOW HAVE YOU CHANGED YOUR VACATION PLANS BECAUSE OF THE
ECONOMY? CALL 207-1111.


Beware the condo commandos

Fear factor. If you are contemplating buying a
condominium, be afraid, very, very afraid. If the board
elected by the owners gets power-hungry or acts irre-
sponsibly, you could end up like the owners where the
association gave them a 30-day notice to pay $5,000
for a new roof or face foreclosure and eviction even
80-year-old ladies with a small Social Security check
and no access to additional funds. You have now been
warned. Be careful who you vote for.


Inside job. When one
department in city hall
found out it was being
charged by the records
department $360,000 a
year for record storage, it
contacted outside storage
companies that other gov-
ernment agencies use and
was quoted prices well
below $10,000 a year.
When this suggestion was
made, it was told flat out,
no, it can't be done. As far
as Mr. Vedder's suggestion
that employees take an
across the board 10-per-
cent pay cut to pay for
council's lawsuits, how
can the mayor and council
in good conscience expect
employees' families to suf-
fer for their actions? And
one other thing: Once-a-
week garbage pick-up is
good enough for county
residents, why isn't it good
enough for the city of
Venice residents?
How well? This year
Pine View celebrated its
40th anniversary. Pine
View normally outper-
forms all other local
schools in intellectual
contests. But that's only
expected where students
are selected on the basis of
high IQ, get special educa-
tional treatment and have
above-average parental
support. But how do Pine
View students perform
during their school years
compared with students
of the same IQ in our regu-
lar schools? More impor-
tant, how have these
bright students at Pine
View and regular schools
performed in their careers
after 20 to 40 years? The
general public, and more
important, parents who
send their kids to Pine
View really should know.
Drill bits. I have a wish
list for visiting the dentist.
First, I would really love a
calm atmosphere, not
people rushing around in
complete chaos. Second, I
really would like a dentist
to begin working and keep
on working without con-
stant interruptions, which
frequently seems to hap-
pen. I'd like to know what's
happening, too. I'd like the
procedure explained to


me, whatever the dentist is
doing. And, I do have a
question. It seems to me
that every time I have a
tooth capped, the latest
thing is that the tooth
needs a root canal. I've
had a lot of caps in my life-
time and not every one
required a root canal; in
fact, very, very few. I'm
wondering if this isn't a
very expensive gimmick. A
lot of people tell me they're
afraid to go to the dentist. I
think if these rules were
adhered to, the atmos-
phere and the feeling
would change. I hope
somebody out there is lis-
tening.
Incomplete. It seems
like the antique lighting
through Nokomis on U.S.
41 that was put in this past
year doesn't work. I think
the antique lights were
supposed to go on Albee
Road and that was never
completed. Also, at Albee
Road and U.S. 41, the side-
walk was never complet-
ed. At Laurel Road, there's
no sign that says turn and
go east on Laurel Road to
1-75; there's no 1-75 sign
either northbound or
southbound for the Laurel
Road interchange. Also, all
county fire stations have a
yellow sign on the building
stating that they are a safe
place for children to go to
or you could drop off a
baby. The Nokomis fire
department doesn't have a
sign. This is probably one
more reason Nokomis
should be absorbed by the
county because it's not
treating the citizens the
same as throughout the
county. They're not with
the program.
Blessing. Mary Kay
Ruppel is the best. I'm very
happy she's in the paper
since probably 90 percent
of newspaper publica-
tions today are entirely lib-
eral. Also, there are more
Democrat millionaires
and multi-millionaires in
the U.S. Congress and
Senate than there are
wealthy Republicans. God
bless Mary Kay Ruppel.
Boring. Almost every
week there are one or two
attacks on one of your best


writers, Mary Kay Ruppel.
This past week one of her
detractors stated that we're
not all rich Republicans.
Well, the fact of the matter
is, it is the most wealthy
people who voted for the
Democrats in the past
election. Did you ever hear
of limousine liberals? They
overwhelmingly vote
Democrat. Mary Kay
Ruppel is entertaining and
talented. Maybe they don't
agree with her opinion but
that's no reason to attack
her. If they can write so
well and they want to give
the left-leaning side, why
don't they write guest
columns? I'm sure your
paper would print them.
Maybe they're just not tal-
ented enough or they can't
come up with any ideas for
a column, but it's getting
very boring reading week
after week after week,
another attack on Mary
Kay Ruppel.
"Enough" Is it sheer
stubbornness or are these
city council people really
as dumb as they appear?
The Venice Jet Center is
now in the hands of the
official receiver, who
wants to sell the property
with the approval to build
four hangars on it, but
Martin, Lang, Moore,
Zavodnyik and McKeon
won't give him approval.
They come up with excuse
after excuse but the bot-
tom line is they just don't
like the airport being close
to their homes. So the tax-
payers of the city have to
suffer by paying the legal
bills on this fight as well
as on the Lorenzo
Sunshine case, Sharky's,
Milo and the list goes
on. Meanwhile, we get
platitudes from the mayor
and "bring it on chal-
lenges" from Lang and we
can't get rid of them for
another 18 months, when
the city will be destitute. In
the meanwhile, they sur-
round themselves with
purveyors of bad advice
and the circle perpetuates
itself. Who is running this
city? Who is it that these
politicians constantly look
to for direction? How long
will it be before some
brave council member
finally stands up and yells,
"Enough. I've been wrong,
sorry, time to start acting
my age and stop acting
like a spoiled brat"? You
were elected to city coun-
cil by people to look after
their best interests. Why
don't you remember your
oath of office and start
doing just that.


LETTERS from Page 8A

Beach meeting blue Gulf
waters on the front page
of the Gondolier Sun is
unlikely to excite many
beachgoers to visit our
town. Comments on the
Web page of our former
beach motel, the Best
Western Sandbar, that
the motel was close to
sugar-white Siesta Beach
may have been inspired
by the decision in the
1990s to renourishVenice
Beach with dark sand.
Comments that dark
sand gets hotter than
light-colored sands are
true. I checked the tem-
perature of Venice Beach


VEDDER from Page 8A

this with me.

Charlotte Kuropatwa
brought in a slew of
papers from Canada.
They were of all kinds.
One or two were the
real wide papers you
remember those, don't
you? Maybe the most fun
was a tabloid called The
Low Down that had the
bad joke of the day on the
front page, a big picture
of a truck that turned
over because the driver
sneezed and the story of
a horse breed, gypsy
vaneer.
In the Globe, there
was an interesting story
on cancer tests and how
men are more likely to
Twitter other men than
women.
Charlotte left me a
note on one section ask-


and Siesta Beach sands
with a surface ther-
mometer on a clear June
day. The sands were both
76 degrees at sunrise. By
9 a.m., the Venice Beach
sand was 106 degrees
and the Siesta beach
sand 94 degrees. By
noon, the Venice Beach
sand was 124 degrees
and the Siesta Beach
sand 105 degrees. By
comparison, clean con-
crete and recently black-
topped roadway rose
from 80 degrees to 113
and 133 degrees at noon.
It has been reported
that beach temperatures
affect plant and animal
life as well as the sexual


ing me to save it for her
travel friends; Charlotte,
you can come and pick it
up.

The Venice Planning
Commission wanted to
study in depth a pro-
posed ordinance that
was sent to it. The mem-
bers knew it was sensi-
tive as it involved short-
term rental properties,
over which the city had
been sued before.
Council and a lot of citi-
zens were eager to get a
new ordinance to stop
rentals of property for
short durations.
The last time the plan-
ning commission stud-
ied something on such
rentals, it said the city did
not have the authority to
ban them. Council did
anyway and lost a law-
suit.
Unfortunately, the


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SUN NEWSPAPERS 9A

ratio in turtle nests. I
have previously noted
that the dark material in
beach sands often has a
high phosphorus con-
tent that could promote
red tide.
Why aren't environ-
mental groups, especial-
ly Mote Marine, plus the
general public helping
direct the renourishment
programs?
Mote Marine still has
not defined the cause of
red tide and expresses
disinterest in Bob Rigby's
method for controlling
red tide outbreaks.

DickWindgassen
Venice


directive from council
was to accept it or reject
the proposed ordinance,
but not to take more time
to study it. The commis-
sion looked at it and
almost to a person
thought it was fraught
with all kinds of prob-
lems, possibly leading to
lawsuits.
One concern was the
ordinance was directed
at the island places
like Golden Beach (no
surprise there) but did
not address many other
areas.
This is one more case
of not letting an advisory
board do its work.

Bumper sticker: Eat
right, stay fit and die any-
way.

RobertA. Vedder writes
a weekly column in this
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10AORTS
WEDNESDAY
JULY 8, 2009 S OT


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


11-12 LITTLE LEAGUE DISTRICT 16 TOURNAMENT




THRs power American to win


BY PERRY D. PENTZ
SPORTS EDITOR


MR. SHEEPSHEAD
COLUMNIST


More childhood

fishing stories

Does one person e-mail-
ing for me to write more
about childhood fishing
stories qualify as popular
demand? Maybe.
When I was 14 years old
fishing for carp at Gwynn
Oak Amusement Park back
in old "Balamer" (Baltimore),
I was very shy (although
people who know me will
dispute that). I noticed
another kid about my age
fishing. I recognized him
from school and, believe it or
not, he was fishing for carp
with a fly rod.
We quickly became best
friends. That was 56 years
ago.
As young adults, we
would go to the Susquehan-
na River to fish for the
spring run of shad. We
would do our Clark Kent
quick-change routine from
suits to wading boots at a
restroom on the way to the
river.
In our 30s and 40s, we
went on several fishing trips
all over the world with and
without our spouses. A
bunch of great memories.
Our best couple trip was to
Ecuador. But, that's a story
for another day. Our best
buddy trip was to Van-
couver Island in British
Columbia. Another story for
another day. Good memo-
ries are great.
Unfortunately, the inshore
fishing is still very slow. Not
much happening at the jet-
ties or the pier.
Well, fellow Sheepshead-
ites, the time has come to
say goodbye until next
week.

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



SPORTS BRIEFS
Pythons 10U
looking for players
The Venice Pythons 10-U
AAU baseball team is looking
for players for the upcoming
fall season.
Tryouts will be held from
9 a.m. to noon Saturday,
July 26, at the Chuck Reiter
Complex in Venice.
For more information, call
coach Joe Buncik at 323-
7845.
Venice seeks volunteer
freshman coaches
The Venice High football
program is seeking volun-
teer freshman football
coaches for the upcoming
season.
Last year's freshman squad
went 8-0, outscoring oppo-
nents 296-41.
For more information, call
Venice High varsity head
coach John Peacock at 488-
6726, ext. 65598.
YMCA offering summer
basketball camps
The South County Family
YMCA in Venice is holding
summer basketball shooting
camp for girls from July 13-
17.
The camp is held from 11
a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost is $55 for members
and $75 for nonmembers.
Register at the South
County Family YMCA. For
more information, call
coach Joe Whelton at 492-
9622.


Venice American pounded
out 16 hits including two of
four home runs by Noah
McClannahan to remain alive
in the 11-12-year-old District
16 Little League Tournament
with a 13-3 win over Venice
National on Tuesday at Twin
Lakes Park in Sarasota.
American (2-1) will play
either West or East Sarasota at 6
p.m., Wednesday in an elimina-
tion game.
On Monday, American only
had five hits in a 13-3 loss to
Sarasota Florida but against
their city rival they came out
swinging the bats.
It took two innings to get on
the scoreboard but then the
scoring floodgates opened.
American scored five runs in the
top of the third inning on five
hits. Garrett Gager reached on
an infield single. Colin Cristello
followed with a two-run home
run over the left-center field
fence. Tyler Rickert singled. With
one out, McClannahan slugged
his first home run over the right
field fence. American's final run
scored on a sacrifice fly by
Grattan Phillips.
"Last night we kind of gave
up because of they kept scor-
ing and long innings," said
McClannahan, who has never
hit two home runs in a game.
"We all came in (today) know-
ing we were never going to give
up so we just kept hitting even
if we were down."
"I just said relax and have
fun," Venice American manag-
er Russ Dinka said. "It's no dif-
ferent than any other game
they have ever played."
Venice National got a run
back in the third inning with an
one-out home run by Mark
Arnold over the left-center field
fence.
American added two runs in
the fourth inning on a RBI
triple by Jay Paolillo and RBI
single by McClannahan, who
went 3-for-4 with five RBI.
National got within four runs
by scoring two runs in the fourth
inning on a RBI groundout by
Chris Rice to score Preston
Hines, who led off with a single.
The other run scored on an error.
Phillips got the win for
American by allowing three hits
in 3 1/3 innings with six strike-
outs. Dinka only gave up one
hit in 1 3 innings of relief.
American closed out the
scoring with six runs on five
hits in the fifth inning. Ryan
Dinka led off with a single. A
RBI double by Phillips scored
one run then Misho Cemovich
reached on an infield single.
With one out, Phillips scored
on a sacrifice fly by Cristello.
Tyler Rickert then hit a two-run
home run over the right-center
field fence. After an error,
McClannahan pounded his
second home run over the


SUN PHOTOS BY PERRY D. PENTZ
Venice American's Jay Paolillo slugs a solo home run in the first inning against Sarasota Florida in the 11-12-
year-old District 16 Little League Tournament on Monday at Twin Lakes Park in Sarasota.


Venice American's Tyler Rickert throws
a pitch against Sarasota Florida on
Monday in the 11-12-year-old District 16
Little League Tournament at Twin Lakes
Park.


right-center field fence.
"It was pretty awesome,"
McClannahan said about the
two home runs.
Dinka went 3-for-4. Cristello,
Rickert, Paolillo and Brent
Killam had two hits each for
American. Cristello had three
RBI while Rickert and Phillips
knocked in two runs.
"That's more (hits) than
both our first two games put
together," the manager said. "I
hope we didn't use them all up
for tomorrow night."
Sarasota Florida 13,
Venice American 3
Walks, hit batters, errors
were costly as Venice American
lost to Sarasota Florida, 13-3, in
the winner's bracket of the 11-
12-year-old District 16 Little
League Tournament on Mon-
day at Twin Lakes Park.
Venice American pitchers had
four hit batters, four walks and
three errors as Sarasota Florida
scored runs in every inning.
American grabbed a 2-0 lead


Venice American's Misho Cemovich gets ready to hit the ball
against Sarasota Florida in the 11-12-year-old District 16 Little
League Tournament on Monday at Twin Lakes Park.


in the first inning. With two
outs, Jay Paolillo slugged a solo
home run over the right-center
field fence. Noah McClannahan
singled and Tyler Rickert
walked. McClannahan scored
the second run on an error by
the shortstop.
Sarasota Florida came back
with five runs in the first inning
thanks to a walk, two hit bat-
ters, three hits and an error.
Sarasota added three runs in
the second and third innings
on five hits, two errors and a hit
batter.
American scored its final
run in the fourth inning as
Rickert smashed a solo home
run over the center-field fence.
Sarasota ended the game in
four innings with two runs in the
bottom of the fourth inning on a
hit, hit batter and three walks.
JUNIOR LITTLE LEAGUE
North Port 5,
Venice 4 (11 inns.)
In the opening game of the


District 16 Junior Little League
Tournament at North Port
High, North Port scored four
runs in the bottom of the sev-
enth inning to force extra
innings then added a run in
the 11th inning to pull out a 5-
4 come-from-behind victory.
Venice plays either Sara-
sota or Englewood at 6 p.m.
Wednesday at North Port
High in an elimination
game.
The first four innings was a
pitching dual. Venice scored
three runs in the fifth inning
to break the scoreless tie.
Venice's Charlie Jerla shut
down North Port with six
scoreless innings of pitching.
Venice led 4-0 entering the
seventh inning. After getting
the first out, North Port even-
tually tied it on a sacrifice fly.
"It was a good game,"
Venice coach Rich Carroll Jr.
said. "I can't complain about
it."

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BASEBALL
VENICE NO-VEL POST 159 WINS 3 OF 4:
Venice No-Vel Post 159 placed third in the
Veterans 4th of JulyTournament at Braden River
Park.
Post 159 won three of four games in the
three-day tournament but missed the champi-
onship game because of runs allowed.
On Friday, Palmetto scored 10 runs in the sev-
enth inning to rally for a 13-4 win in the first
game.
Venice led 4-3 but allowed 10 runs on seven
hits, three walks and two hit batsmen.
Post 159 scored a run in the third on an RBI
single by Kevin Guthrie and added another run in
the fourth on an RBI single by Aaron Rhodes.
Venice scored two runs in the sixth inning as
James Browning and Rhodes had RBI singles.
Pitching for Venice was Brent Krauss, who
allowed only three hits in four inning with five
strikeouts. Tommy Hanks and Austin Smith closed
it out for Venice.
Browning and Rhodes went 2-for-3 for Post
159.
In the second game on Friday, Venice defeated
Braden River Pirates, 7-3.
Venice scored a run in the first inning on an


RBI double by Browning.
Braden River scored three in the first inning
but Venice tied it with two in the fifth inning.
Stefano Cavallaro doubled and stole third base.
Donnie Pedigo singled. Cavallaro scored an error
by the catcher.
Post 159 escaped in the fifth inning, only giv-
ing up a run. With runners on base, Michael Knott
relieved Rhodes and struck out the side to end
the scoring threat. Venice scored two runs in the
sixth and a run in the seventh inning.
Knott got the win by pitching three innings of
no-hit relief with five strikeouts.
Joe lorio and Browning went 2-for-4 at the
plate. Browning had two doubles and an RBI.
Rhodes and Karldwin also had RBI.
On Saturday, Venice's lorio struck out eight in
four innings as Post 159 defeated the Pirates, 6-1.
lorio allowed just three hits and one run in
four innings. Ryan Golembeski closed out the
game with no hits in three innings.
Ortiz, who singled, scored on a passed ball.
Alec Stiver knocked in a run with a single. Post
159 scored in the fifth inning as Knott led off
with a triple and scored on a sacrifice fly by
Guthrie. Venice added three runs in the sixth
inning on an RBI single by Stiver to score Bret
Swikle, who singled and a two-run single by Brent


Krauss.
Ortiz had two hits while Stiver had two hits
and two RBI. Krauss also had two RBI for Post
159.
Pitchers:
In their final game, Venice scored two runs in
the sixth and one in the seventh to pull out a 8-7
victory over North Port.
Venice scored two runs in the first on a two-
run double by Ortiz and added three runs in the
third inning. Zach Brower singled and Bucky
Maler walked. Knott's sacrifice fly scored Brower
and Ortiz's double scored lorio.
North Port took a 7-5 lead with three runs in
the fourth inning before Post 159 tied it at 7-7
with two runs in the sixth inning. Maler led off
with a single. After a force out at second base,
Knott singled. Rhodes' RBI single brought in one
run then Knott stole home with the tying run.
In the sixth inning, Venice scored the winning
run. Alex Rodriguez walked, stole second and
moved to third on a passed ball. A groundout by
Josh Boyle scored the winning run.
Boyle, Rodriguez and Swikle pitched for Post
159. Swikle got the win by allowing no hits in the
final two innings with two strikeouts.
Ortiz went 2-for-2 with two doubles and three
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On June 4, representatives from many local nonprofit organizations and a
Venice High School student received monetary awards totaling $30,000 from the
Venice Lions Club. The awards were handed out during a dinner party and evening
of "Lionism" at Venice Regional Medical Center.
Awards went to Bear Ladies, Friends of Jacaranda Library, Lions Conklin Center,
Florida Council of the Blind, Florida Lions Camp, Lions Eye Institute, Friends of
Venice Public Library, Project Graduation, Warehouse of Venice, Southeastern
Guide Dogs, Our Mother's House in Venice and InStride Therapy. Venice High
School student Aaron Turner received a scholarship. Present for the event was
Corki, a retired seeing-eye dog from Southeastern Guide Dogs.
"The Lions Clubs ofVenice-Nokomis-Englewood has a large footprint in the
area it serves," said Barbara McGillicuddy, president. It reaches from Blackburn
Point Road to the north, Boca Grande to the south, Myakka River to the east and
the Gulf of Mexico to the west.

History
The Venice Lions Club began in 1947 with 29 members, and the VLC
Foundation started in 1985. In 1994, the Lions Club Vision Center opened at
the Venice Regional Medical Center HealthPark at Jacaranda Boulevard and
Center Road.
The Vision Center helps about 40 patients
a month, based on income guidlihni-.
established by the Alfred G. ani "
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boundaries outlined. Those seen
for vision screenings are also eli-
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and assistance.
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help those with impaired vision be able to read. This equipment and other CCTV readers can be taken
e library on loan for up to three weeks at a time.
ice Public Library service representative Pat Barco demonstrates how the Video Eye, a small box that
d up to any television, can help those who are visually impaired read documents, books and even music
is one is hooked up to a TV at the library, it can't be loaned out, but people can use it at the library.
tomer service representative at Venice Public Library, displays a pair of magnifying glasses that can
ow vision watch TV. The glasses cost about $300 to $400 to purchase but can be borrowed free of
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PHOTO BY DR. RIC NAMIKAS, COURTESY OF VENICE LIONS CLUB
Top, Members of the Venice Lions Club recently distributed over
$30,000 in grants to local nonprofit organizations and a scholarship to
a Venice High School senior. Pictured are Charlotte Behn, Mary Kalp
(Bear Ladies),Tamar Wolfe (Friends of Jacaranda Library), Jane
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Hall and Lynn Thierry (Friends of Venice Library), Denise Freeman
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French (Southeastern Guide Dogs) and Debbie Eaton (Warehouse of
Venice). Seated in front is Paula Best with retired seeing-eye dog Corki
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 8
Wonders of Asian Art
Time: 1-2 p.m.
Where: Venice Art Center, 390
S. Nokomis Ave., Venice
Notes: Mary-Louise Hooper
will give an overview of Asian
art.
Cost: $10
Call: 485-7136
Link: www.veniceartcenter.
comr
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.
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Kayaking safety
Time: 8:30-11 a.m.
Where: North Jetty/Snake
Island
Cost: $40
Call: Terry Brawley, 960-5505
Peer counseling
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Women's Resource
Center, 701 Center Road,
Venice
Notes: Peer counseling is
available every weekday.
Cost: $5 donation
Call: 485-9724
Link: www.thewomens
resourcecenter.org
Kiwanis Club meets
Time: 11:45 a.m.-i p.m.
Where: American Legion, 1770
E. Venice Ave., Venice
Cost: $10
Call: Beverly Miller, 484-7394
Watercolors with Walter
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Where: Woodmere Park, 3951
Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice
Cost: $20
Call: 861-5000
Evening book club
Time: 6 p.m.
Where: Jacaranda Library,
4143 Woodmere Park Blvd.,
Venice
Call: 861-5000
Venice Archives
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday
and Wednesday
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


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


PHOTO COURTESY OF VENICE THEATRE
Renee Cordonnier, left, and MaryBeth Antoinette were in the
original Hollywood Divas Cabaret at Venice Theatre and are
returning for the cabaret's return this month. Joining them
onstage will be Cara Herman, Laurie Colton, Gianna Campo
and Caitlin Longstreet.


Bingo
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: American Legion, 1770
E. Venice Ave., Venice
Call: 488-1157
Game day
Time: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: Venice Art Center, 390
S. Nokomis Ave., Venice
Call: 485-7136
Link: veniceartcenter.com
Euchre, bridge
Time: 6-7:45 p.m.
Where: Jacaranda Library,
4143 Woodmere Park Blvd.,
Venice
Call: 861-5000
Karaoke
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Eagles Aerie No. 3482,
621 East Colonia Lane,
Nokomis
Call: 484-4470
Seniors beach walks
Time: 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Where: Nokomis Beach
Pavilion, 100 South Casey Key
Road, Nokomis
Notes: This self-guided beach
walk starts at the plaza.
Cost: $1 one-time fee for a
one-mile walk
Call: 861-5000
Shuffleboard
Time: 7 p.m. Wednesday; 9
a.m. Monday and Friday
Where: Hecksher Park, 450 W
Venice Ave., Venice
Call: Bill, 586-5889
Venice Sailing Squadron
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Venice Community
Center, 326 S. Nokomis Ave.,
Venice
Call: 412-3222
VFW Ladies
Auxiliary dinner
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Where: VFW Post 8118, 832 E.
Venice Ave., Venice
Cost: $7
Call: 484-8118
Republican Club of
South Sarasota County
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Venice Area Chamber
of Commerce, 597 South
Tamiami Trail, Venice
Notes: There is a social, a
speaker on a current topic of
interest and a light lunch. On
July 8, state Rep. Bill Galvano
will speak about the latest leg-


islative session in Tallahassee.
E-mail:
filipkowski41aw@aol.com
Friends of
Shamrock Park
Time: 10 a.m.
Where: Shamrock Park Nature
Center, Venice
Notes: A talk on the Florida
Scrub Habitat will be at 11
a.m.
Call: 375-3846

THURSDAY, JULY 9
Let's dance
Time: 7-10 p.m.
Where: Venice Community
Center, 326 S. Nokomis Ave.,
Venice
Notes: Vito and Marilyn
Carcioppolo will provide a free
dance lesson at 6:30 p.m.
BYOB. Music will be by Jay
Smith. Singles are welcome.
No shorts or T-shirts.
Sponsored by the Friends of
the Venice Community Center.
Cost: $5
Call: 497-3227
Photography classes
Dates: Thursdays, July 9-30
Time: 9 a.m.-noon
Where: Englewood Art Center,
350 S. McCall Road,
Englewood
Notes: Learn about the digital
camera, photographic princi-
ples and composition.
Cost: $65, members; $85 non-
members
Call: 474-5548
Free golf clinic for
interested mentors
RSVP: July 9
Date: July 12
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Where: Capri Isles Golf Club,
849 Capri Isles Blvd., Venice
Notes: Anyone interested in
becoming a Big Brother or Big
Sister is invited to attend "Big
Fore A Day," a free golf mini-
clinic that will match a child
and an adult for the play day.
Call: 488-4009
Link: bbbssun.org
Gardening answers
Time: 9:30 a.m.-noon
Where: Venice Public Library,
300 S. Nokomis Ave., Venice
Call: 861-1350
Zumba dance classes
Time: 6:15 p.m.
Where: Venice Community


Performances of the 2009
Hollywood Divas Cabaret will
be at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday,
July 9-11 and July 16-18, and at
2 p.m. Sunday, July 12 and July
19, in the Yvonne T. Pinkerton
Theatre at Venice Theatre, 140
W. Tampa Ave., Venice.
Audiences will be treated to
music, a trivia contest, prizes
and fun. Tickets are $19 and are
available by calling the box
office, 488-1115, or at
www.venicestage.com.


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
available every weekday.
Cost: $5 donation
Call: 485-9724
Link: www.thewomens
resourcecenter.org
Tap dance classes
Time: 9-11 a.m.
Where: Nokomis Community
Center, 234 East Nippino Trail,
Nokomis
Notes: Beginner class 9-10
a.m.; intermediate class 10-11
a.m.
Cost: $10 per class
Call: 861-5000
Line dance classes
Time: 11 a.m.-noon
Where: Nokomis Community
Center, 234 East Nippino Trail,
Nokomis
Cost: $5 per class
Call: 861-5000
Hula class
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Where: Emmanuel Lutheran
Church, 800 South Tamiami
Trail, Venice
Call: 488-3009












Dance classes
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Where: Nokomis Community
Center, 234 East Nippino Trail,
Nokomis
Notes: adult beginner and
advanced levels jazz/tap and
ballet
Cost: $30 per month per class;
both classes $50
Call: 861-5000
Banjo music
Time: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Where: Snook Haven, 5000 E.
Venice Ave., Venice


VENUE


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Hollywood Divas Cabaret takes the stage


MARK YOUR CALENDAR


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.cafeveniceontheisland.com

SATURDAY, JULY 18
Sunset sip and stroll
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.
Beer, wine, and a $5 cheese, cracker
and fruit buffet will be on sale.
Cost: $5
Call: 861-1380
Sarasota Chorus of the Keys
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


ofYesteryear.
Cost: $15
Call: 552-5325
Link: www.chorusofthekeys.org

MONDAY, JULY 20
Venice Summer Music Camp
Dates: July 20-31, Monday-Friday
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis United
Methodist Church, Nokomis
Notes: Students entering grades four-
12 will be offered instrumental instruc-
tion, music games, music theory and
history, an introduction to conducting
and a concert for parents and friends.
Beginning and intermediate instruc-
tion will be given. Students must bring
an instrument. The Venice Symphony


is sponsoring this event.
Cost: $75
Call: Mrs. Heskett, 716-3313, or Venice
Symphony, 488-1010


SATURDAY, AUG. 1
Barbecue fundraiser
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis Elks Lodge,
1021 Discovery Way, North Venice
Notes: Event will help raise money for
the Elks charities and Nokomis
Volunteer Fire Department's Rescue
Equipment Fund. The public is wel-
come.
Cost: $10 at Elks Lodge or fire depart-
ment
Call: 485-8807


3B
WEDNESDAY
JULY 8, 2009


Call: 488-3023
Karaoke
Time: 7-10 p.m.
Where: VFW Post No. 8118,
832 E. Venice Ave., Venice
Call: 486-8551
Guitar class
for beginners
Time: 4-5 p.m.
Where: Nokomis Community
Center, 234 East Nippino Trail,
Nokomis
Notes: Bring an acoustic guitar
and notebook.
Cost: $15 for five weeks or $3
per class
Call: 861-5000
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 Miami Ave., Venice
Call: 480-1030
Link: www.poetsrule.com
Jewelry classes
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Where: ErlenBach Studio, 207
Nokomis Ave., Venice
Call: 227-4335
Venice-Nokomis
Rotary Club
Time: noon-1 p.m.
Where: Grace United
Methodist Church, 400 E. Field
Ave., Venice
Call: 493-0390
Link: www.venicenokomis
rotary.org
Aerobic Walking Club
Time: 5:45-7 p.m.
Where: T. Mabry Carlton
Reserve, 1800 Mabry Carlton
Parkway, Venice
Notes: Members of the
Aerobic Walking Club walk at
Carlton Reserve. Walk is ranger
led. 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 destinations.
Call: 386-0983
Tin Can Sailors meet
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: American Legion Post
159, 1770 E. Venice Ave.,
Venice
Call: Bob Schwartz, 497-1050

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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; din-
ner, 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
Employment
success class
Time: 10:30 a.m.-noon
Where: Women's
Resource Center, 701
Center Road, Venice
Cost: $5 member; $8
nonmember
Call: 485-9724
Link: www.thewomens
resourcecenter.org

Career counseling
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Women's
Resource Center, 701


Center Road, Venice
Notes: Career adviser
Ania Morris offers one-
on-one appointments to
help with employment
resources.
Cost: $5 members; $8
nonmembers
Call: 485-9724
Link: www.thewomens
resourcecenter.org
Peer counseling
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Women's
Resource Center, 701
Center Road, Venice
Notes: Peer counseling
is available every week-
day.
Cost: $5 donation
Call: 485-9724
Link: www.thewomens
resourcecenter.org
French Club
to meet
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: Venice Public
Library, 300 S. Nokomis
Ave., Venice
Notes: Basic knowledge
of French is required.
Call: 485-3985
Food distribution
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Habitat ReStore,


1400 Ogden Road,
Venice
Computer questions
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Where: Jacaranda Public
Library, 4143 Woodmere
Park Blvd., Venice
Call: 861-1270
Club food
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis
Elks Lodge, 1021
Discovery Way, Nokomis
Notes: Menu varies
weekly. Drive-up avail-
able.
Call: 486-1854

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

Time: 4:30-6:45 p.m.
Where: VFW Post No.
8118, 832 Venice Ave.,
Venice
Call: 484-8118
American Legion
dinner-dance
planned
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Where: American


Legion, 1770 E. Venice
Ave., Venice
Call: 488-1157

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Friday & 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 mini-
mum sidewalk, inside
bars or garden.
Reservations recom-
mended.
Cost: $20 minimum per
person inside tables
Call: 480-0011
Elks Friday night
fish fry and dance
Time: 5-7:30 p.m. dinner


followed by dancing
Where: Venice Nokomis
Elks, 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
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


WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2009

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


Sign language
coffee chat
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Where: Books-A-
Million, 4230 South
Tamiami Trail, Venice


Pets and owners find creature comforts away from home


FROM NAPSA

There's good news for
pet owners who want to
travel with their furry
friends. It turns out they
are part of a growing
trend.
According to the Tra-
vel Industry Association,
"more than 29 million
Americans have traveled
with a pet on a trip of 50
miles or more, one way,
in the past three years."
Millions of Americans
are pet lovers, but it can
sometimes be a chal-
lenge to find appropriate
accommodations while
away from home.
Fortunately, some ho-


tels are throwing travel-
ers a bone. For instance,
Hilton Hotels & Resorts'
new Hilton Pet Friendly
program makes traveling
with cats and dogs easier.
From information on
local pet parks and vet-
erinary offices to food
bowls and pet beds, the
hotel chain is dedicated
to making a pet's stay
as comfortable as its
owner's.
Here are a few tips for
making your trip more
enjoyable when traveling
with your pet:
Trim before travel:
Clip your pet's nails
before you leave. Pets
with freshly trimmed


nails are less likely to
damage items in strange
surroundings and, if nec-
essary, are easier to re-
strain.
Heal your hound:
When traveling by car,
pack a simple pet first-
aid kit. Be sure to include
assorted bandages, anti-
septic cream, an anti-
diarrhea medication that
is safe for pets (ask your
veterinarian to suggest a
product), gauze squares,
and the phone numbers
of your veterinarian, a
national poison control
hotline and a 24-hour
emergency veterinary
hospital.
Forgo feeding: Air


travel on an almost
empty stomach is usually
recommended for your
pet's comfort. However,
always ask your veteri-
narian for specific feed-
ing instructions. The age
and size of your pet, time
and distance of the flight,
and your pet's regular
dietary routine will be
considered when feeding
recommendations are
made.
Research the road: If
planning to travel by bus
or train, research and
consult your local trans-
portation in advance for
information. Most states
prohibit animals from
riding on buses and sim-


ilar regulations restrict
travel on trains, with
exceptions for guide and
service dogs accompany-
ing blind and disabled
persons.
Pamper your pet:
Vacations are not just for
owners. Before traveling,
check the area for dog-
walking routes, pet shops
and groomers to indulge
your furry friend. If you
don't have the time to
research, take advantage
of your hotel's pet ser-
vices. They can provide
information on all the
services above, as well as
additional information
on veterinarians, doggy
day care and kennels in


the area.
Don't let your pet
stray: Unfortunately,
pets can get separated
while away from home.
So, in addition to their
standard identification
tag, your pet's collar
should include a travel
tag with information on
where you are staying
while traveling. In case
your pet becomes lost,
you can be contacted
locally.
Vacations are not just
for pet owners. Before
traveling, check the area
for dog-walking routes,
pet shops and groomers
to indulge your furry
friend.


LIBRARY BRIEFS


Jacaranda Library
4143 Woodmere
Park Blvd.
Venice, FL 34293
861-5000

Libraries and
Sarasota Reds are
promoting more
reading
Sarasota County li-
braries and the Sarasota
Reds are teaming up to
promote reading. Chil-
dren who check out four
books at any of the eight
Sarasota County public
libraries will receive
a Home Run Reading
Card.
Upon reading the
books and returning
them to the library, a
library staff member will
initial their reading card,
which is good for a gen-
eral admission ticket to
any 2009 Sarasota Reds
game at Ed Smith Sta-
dium.
"We created the Big
League Reader Program
here in Sarasota because
we felt it was very impor-
tant to show the necessi-
ty and importance for
children to read and to
make it an enjoyable
experience at the same
time," said General Man-
ager Dan Wolfert. "We are
happy to provide kids
with an incentive to
read."

Birds of Florida
On Wednesday, July 8,
10-11 a.m., in the
Meeting Room, learn
about our flying natives


and how you can spot
them.
Video Lecture
Series
On Thursday, July 9, 2-
3 p.m., in the Meeting
Room, the video lecture
series will focus on
Shakespeare's tragedy
"Romeo and Juliet."
Toddler Tale Time
On Friday, July 10, 9:30
a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and
10:45 to 11:30 a.m., tod-
dlers ages 1-3 and their
parent, grandparent or
caregiver, are invited to
enjoy stories, rhymes,
songs and playtime.

Ask Jack
On Friday, July 10, 1:30
to 2:30 p.m., bring your
computer questions and
trade them for computer
answers.
Chess at the Library
Novice to master,
everybody plays chess at
the library Sunday, July
12, 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Preschool Storytime
On Monday, July 13,
10 to 10:45 a.m., this pro-
gram helps preschoolers
to recognize letters of the
alphabet, improve listen-
ing skills, participate in
group interaction, devel-
op fine motor skills, fol-
low directions and recog-
nize rhyming words.
Activities include listen-
ing to stories, rhymes
and music, and partici-
pating in movement
exercises, creative dra-
matics and theme-relat-


ed crafts.
Baby Rhyme
and Sign Time
On July 14, 9:30 to
10:15 a.m., this program
is geared toward babies
ages infant to 24 months.
The 45-minute program
will include nursery
rhymes, songs, baby sign
language, a book and
playtime. Space is limit-
ed. Older siblings are
welcome.
Book Club
On July 14, 9:30-11:30
a.m., in the Meeting
Room, "Mister Pip" by
Lloyd Jones is the topic. A
young girl escapes the
reality of a war-torn
island by reading "Great
Expectations."
Tuesday Movie
Matinee
On Tuesday, July 14,
2009, 2-5 p.m., a free film
follows the flights of bird
migrations over seven
continents.

Balloon Twisting
Workshop
On July 11, 1:30 p.m. to
2:30 p.m., participants
will learn the secrets of
balloon art as profession-
al entertainer Sherry
Jenkins of ACE (Amazing
Character Entertainers)
teaches the basics of
twisting balloons into
simple animals and ob-
jects. Registration is re-
quired for children ages
8-10. Event is limited to
10 participants. Call 861-
5000.


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Honoring women in the military


FROM NAPSA

The female experience
is a vital part of America's
military experience, and
the Veterans History
Project created a new ini-
tiative to honor their con-
tributions.
Women make up 15
percent of those in active
military service and by
2010 will comprise 10
percent of all living
American veterans. They
have one-of-a-kind expe-
riences to share, and the
Library of Congress is
one place their stories
can be told.
Congress created it
The Veterans History
Project at the Library of
Congress American Folk-
life Center was created by
the U.S. Congress in 2000
to collect, safeguard and
make accessible the per-
sonal accounts of Amer-
ican war veterans.
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nearly 60,000 firsthand
recollections approxi-
mately 3,500 of them
from female war veter-
ans.
Web site
Visitors to the pro-
ject's Web site, www.loc.
gov/vets, can see and
hear from women like
Violet Hill Gordon, a
young African American
who, at the height of seg-
regation, joined the
Women's Auxiliary Army
Corps and went on to
become a commanding
officer in the Central
Postal Directory during
World War II.
Vietnam war nurse
Rhona Marie Prescott,
a chief nurse in a remote
hospital in An Khe dur-
ing the height of the war
in Vietnam, tells another
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of lives. In the United
States, more than 24 mil-
lion Americans are living
with diabetes, a disease
in which the body does
not produce or properly
use insulin, a hormone
needed to convert food
into energy.
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African-American com-
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Grammy-nominated
neo-soul singer Angie
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across the country as the
campaign spokesperson.
After struggling with her
own diabetes for several
years, Stone is now
happy and healthy and
hoping to inspire others
to fearlessly face diabetes
as well.
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COPD group
COPD education and
support group, 3 p.m.,
second Thursday of the
month (July 9) in the
cafeteria at Englewood
Community Hospital,
700 Medical Blvd. Call
473-3119.
Bereavement group
The Bereavement
Support Group meets 3-
4 p.m., the second and
fourth Thursdays of the
month in the Adminis-
trative Conference
Room at Englewood
Community Hospital,
700 Medical Blvd. Call
697-0783.
Sign language
coffee
Time: 7-9 p.m., second
Friday of the month
Where: Books-A-
Million, 4230 South
Tamiami Trail, Venice
Notes: Open to all those
who are learning or wish
to practice their sign
language skills.
Alzheimer's group
Monthly Alzheimer's
Support Group, 1 p.m.,
second Monday of the
month (July 13), Sterling
House ofVenice, 1200
Avenida del Circo. Call
485-8885.
Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis Support
Group, noon, second
Monday of the month
(July 13) in Englewood
Community Hospital's
Suncoast Auditorium,
700 Medical Blvd. RSVP


to 475-3558.
PAST
Parents of Addicts
Sharing Time is a sup-
port and advocacy
group that meets at 7
p.m. the second and
fourth Tuesdays of each
month in the confer-
ence room at Jacaranda
Public Library, 4143
Woodmere Park Blvd.
Call Maria Ludlam at
492-3424 or e-mail
past.venice.fl@gmail.
com.
National Therapeutic
Recreation Week
celebration
Date: Wednesday, July
15
Time: 10:30 a.m.-1:30
p.m.
Where: Venice
Community Center,


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Venice
Notes: Join the T-REC
Coalition of Sarasota
County for its annual
National Therapeutic
Recreation Week cele-
bration, an indoor
event open to all teens
and adults with disabil-
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givers are also welcome
to attend. There will be
activities, music and
dancing provided by
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refreshments, and a few
surprises too all
together for a day of
fun. This is a free event,
however an RSVP is
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Local psychologist offers tips for talking to kids about sex


BY BROOKY BROWN
PROJECTS EDITOR


Local psychologist Chris
Cortman, Ph.D, offers the fol-
lowing tips on age appropriate
communication with children.
Preschool age: 'At this
age the relationship with par-
ents is all about building trust,
safety and security. Children
naturally go through stages
where they fear and avoid
strangers, but then other
times they'll go to total
strangers easily and freely. The
key during this time is to
make sure you know the peo-
ple who are watching your
children at all times. Be care-
ful to investigate day-care
groups and sitters to make
sure they are bonded and
have excellent track records


and references.
"When children are verbal,
it's not too early to teach them
about their private areas and
what good and bad touch
means. It is sometimes a good
idea to set an emergency code
word between parents and
children; a stranger or caregiv-
er attempting to get the child
in the car when not planned
with a parent must say the
code word to the child first. If
the person cannot recite the
code word, then the child
needs to run away and seek
help.
"The best thing with young
children is adequate supervi-
sion. We may think that our
little ones are smart and grow-
ing up so fast, but we need to
keep in mind that these types
of situations are unusual for


young children and that
uncertainty could make them
impulsive in their decision to
follow a stranger. Sometimes
role playing can be a very
good tool and using family
members to play the 'villain'
can really help the child to
stop and make a thought-out
decision in the future."
First- through fifth-
graders: "Continue to
emphasize the good/bad
touch lessons, as well as
which adults you have pre-
approved them to ride in cars
with, have overnights with,
etc. No one else do they trust
to do those things. Parents
need to emphasize the impor-
tance that their children keep
no secrets whatsoever from
them, especially with other
adults. This includes relatives


and even the other parent.
Children need to know that
any time an adult instructs the
child to not share something
with a parent, the adult is
doing wrong and it is always
OK to tell the parents every-
thing. Remember, prepubes-
cent children are curious
about everything but are not
sexual."
Puberty, ages 11-13:
"Typically these youngsters
are becoming sexual creatures
in every sense of the word.
Their education about sexual-
ity should include not only the
way their bodies function sex-
ually and reproductively, but
also the realities of venereal
diseases, teenage pregnancy
and the costs of behaving sex-
ually when emotionally
immature. Religious and


social mores are also empha-
sized by well-meaning parents
during this period of develop-
ment.
"It is important that these
youth have developed a posi-
tive sense of self and value
their own self-worth so they
don't take sexual intimacy
lightly. Children also need to
understand the differences
between the sexes, including
that males are more likely to
separate sex and love, while
females tend to keep them in
the same jar. Thus, males are
often willing to engage in
casual sex under the pretense
that they are 'in love with' or
committed to a desired
female."
Teens: "Sexual predators

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Community Hospital Suncoast
Auditorium, 700 Medical Blvd. Call
815-3669.
Cancer support
Cancer is Not Contagious Support
Group, 10:30 a.m., third Thursday of
the month (July 16), Englewood
Community Hospital cafeteria, 700
Medical Blvd. Also meeting at this
time is the Support for People with
Oral and Head and Neck Cancer
Group. Call Joe at 474-0099.
Parkinson's support
The Parkinson's Support Group meets
at 10 a.m. the third Friday of the
month (July 17) in the Englewood
Community Hospital Suncoast
Auditorium, 700 Medical Blvd. Call
473-3919.
Low vision support group
This group meets at 3 p.m. the third
Friday of every month at Aston
Gardens, 1000 Aston Gardens Drive,
Venice. Questions? Call Karla Koenig,
485-4887.
Celiac group
Health and wellness specialist Lydia
Marsh will speak to the Celiac
Support Group of Sarasota-Manatee,
1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at
Waldemere Medical Plaza Papaya
Room, 1921 Waldemere St., Sarasota.
A brief business meeting will con-
vene at 1:30 p.m. and the program
will start at 2 p.m. Free; the public is
welcome. Call 922-1205 or visit
sarasotamanateeceliacs.com.
Blood pressure
Free blood pressure clinics, 9-11 a.m.,
third Tuesday of the month (July 21),
Sterling House of Venice, 1200 Avenida
del Circo. Call 485-8885.
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 Thursdays 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 cumbersome
health insurance system. AMP is free
and serves Sarasota, Englewood and
Venice. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Wednesday. AMP is on the 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 Church, 513 Nassau St.
S., in Venice (behind Venice Regional
Medical Center). This group is for the
family, not the addict. The program is
based on the 12 steps of AA and Al-
Anon.
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
treatment 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
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. (A donation to
cover rent is appreciated but not nec-
essary.) Call 475-8535 or 492-9547 or
visit www.recovering-couples.org for
more information.
Good Neighbor Friendship
Fitness Walking group
6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Fridays at
Goodwill Good Neighbor Center -
Rialto, 652 South Tamiami Trail on the
island. Friendly faces meet to share
friendship and support as we walk.
Water is provided. A morning group is
also available. Call Eva at 408-7442.
Walkabout group
The Saturday Morning Walkabout
group meets at 8 a.m. Saturday at
Volunteer Park, behind the Gulf
Coast Community Foundation of
Venice. Each Saturday a different 2
1/2-mile route is selected. Mileage is
recorded and incentive awards are
presented for various total miles
walked. Bring your pets, too. New
walkers welcome.
Bicycling
Join bicyclists from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Saturday at Volunteer Park, behind
the Gulf Coast Community
Foundation of Venice, for a leisurely
10-mile ride on the Venetian
Waterway Park. All levels of experi-
ence welcome. Call 468-8124.
Nar-Anon
A support group for those who have
loved ones affected by drug addic-
tion meets at 7 p.m. Thursday in the
lounge at St. Mark's Episcopal
Church, 508 Riviera St. Call Ray at
497-6879.
Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7:30
p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays in the
Suncoast Auditorium of Englewood
Community Hospital, 700 Medical


Blvd. Call 426-7655.
AI-Anon
Al-Anon and Alateen family meet-
ings 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 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 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; $96 for series of
eight ($12 per class)
Call: 480-9009 or go to
www.spavenice.com for schedule
Yoga for everyone
Time: 6:15 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Venice Community Center,
326 S. Nokomis Ave.
Cost: $8, discounts available
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at a Lions Clubs conference and
challenged the members to
become "knights of the blind in
the crusade against darkness."
Ever since then, the club has been
working to aid the blind and visu-
ally impaired, according to
McGillicuddy and the club's Web
site.
Helping the
visually impaired
In keeping with its mission, the
Lions Club donates monies to
local libraries to help them keep
up to date on the latest technology
for the visually impaired.
Both Jacaranda and Venice
Public libraries offer talking book
software and equipment that
allows customers to scan print and
have that text converted to speech.
"The Lions Club has been a
consistent champion of the library
customers with print disabilities,"
said Greg Carlson, manager of
Jacaranda Library.
Pat Barco, customer service rep-
resentative at Venice Public
Library, said they are very appre-
ciative of the Lion's Club contribu-
tions to the Low Vision Center.
There is equipment at both
libraries for in-library use and for
loan. Barco demonstrated a Video
Eye portable magnifier that is used
with a TV monitor. The equip-
ment, which must stay in the
library because it is hooked up to a
television, can scan and display
books, documents and even musi-
cal scores in large print on the
screen.
Other services
"Every year, the Lions Club
sends out grant applications to
501(c)(3) organizations in the


area," McGillicuddy said. The
Lions Club champions youth and
other organizations, as follows.
* Project Graduation provides a
safe, fun-filled, all night, drug and
alcohol-free party for graduating
seniors of Venice High School.
* The Conklin Center's mission is
to empower children and adults
who are blind and have an addi-
tional disabilities to be able to
obtain competitive employment
and fully participate in communi-
ty life. The center desires to reduce
dependence on institutional or
homebound care.
* The Florida Lions Camp is a pri-
vate, non-profit camp established
and dedicated to serving the needs
of youth and adults with visual
impairments and other challeng-
ing disabilities.
* Our Mother's House is a non-
profit, non-denominational resi-
dential housing program offered
by Catholic Charities, Diocese of
Venice Inc. It provides single
mothers and their children a safe
and secure environment in which
to achieve self-sufficiency through
education, vocational training and
personal growth.
* The Warehouse of Venice is a
community-based, not-for-profit
organization promoting and pro-
viding events, activities and com-
munity involvement for middle
school, high school and college
age young people in the Venice
area.
* The Florida Lions Foundation for
the Blind Inc. was founded in 1958
to provide sight care to the needy
through the Lions of Florida
(Multiple District-35).
* Southeastern Guide Dogs is a
premier, internationally accredit-
ed guide dog school headquar-


tered in Palmetto, Fla., and the
only guide dog school in the
Southeastern U.S.
* Florida Council of the Blind
Venice Chapter's mission is to con-
duct a program of public educa-
tion that promotes understanding
among blind people, employers,
state and local officials, and the
community at large.
* The Friends of the Venice Public
Library is a non-profit organiza-
tion in Venice, Fla., dedicated to
enhancing the services offered by
the community library since 1962.
* The Friends of the Jacaranda
Public Library Inc. was formed in
1992. The sole purpose of the
organization is to provide sup-
port and enhance the quality of
library services to the public at
the Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda
Public Library.
* Blinded Veterans Association -
Florida Regional Group Inc. pro-
motes welfare of blinded veterans
so they may work with their fellow
citizens toward the creation of a
peaceful world.
* InStride Therapy provides ther-
apeutic riding to qualified chil-
dren and adults with various dis-
abilities.
Funds to support Lions Club
programs are received from vari-
ous fundraising activities, individ-
ual donations and bequests to the
foundation, and 100 percent of all
monies raised goes to support the
programs. All administrative costs
are covered by Lions Club mem-
bers. For more information or to
make a donation, call 486-6065.

The Venice Lions Club con-
ti ihubred to this story.

ablackwell@venicegondolier.com


Holistic: A hot


pet food trend


FROM NAPSA

Flaxseed, probiotics
and bone-building sup-
plements for cats and
dogs?
You bet! Pets are now
on board the holistic
health food trend.
Just like people, pets
can benefit from a holis-
tic approach to overall
wellness. That means
taking the animal's
whole health into con-
sideration, from diet to
fitness and lifestyle.
"Feeding your dog or
cat holistically means
considering what goes
into the diet just as
much as what doesn't,"
says Dr. Edward Moser,
a veterinary nutritionist
for Wellness pet food,
which creates nutrient-
rich whole food recipes
for dogs and cats. "Look
at the ingredient label.
You'll want to see lean
meats, whole grains,
fruits and vegetables
and avoid fillers like
wheat, wheat gluten,
corn or soy."
How to help
your pet's health
Moser recommends


PHOTO COURTESY OF NAPSA
Three-year-old Marnie was
adopted two years ago, and
is the living embodiment of
the benefits of a healthy,
holistic pet food.

pet owners read the label
for the following:
The first ingredients
listed should be quality
lean meat proteins;
Wholesome grains
and fruits and vegetables
should also be found at
the top of the ingredient
list;
Look for the desig-
nation "natural" diet to
ensure the absence of
artificial colors, flavors
and preservatives.
Don't assume the food
you choose is delivering
the best results. After
your pet has adjusted to
his new diet, check to see
if he seems healthy,
happy and energetic.


TALKING from Page 9B

are overwhelmingly
male and will typically
hone in on younger,
inexperienced victims,
male or female. Children
need to know that unless
an adult is pre-approved
by their parents or offi-
cially sanctioned by
school, Scouts, Little
League, etc., they have
no business hanging
around children. Adults
who hang out at parks
and playgrounds who
have no children of their
own may be looking for
trouble if they are
approaching unsuper-
vised children or teens.
"Unfortunately,
sometimes the predators
are the pre-approved rel-
atives, friends or coach-
es, so teens need to be
aware to be on guard
against anyone making
an inappropriate sexual
advance, regardless of
who it is. Once again, the
importance of keeping
no secret pacts with


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other adults needs to be
emphasized. The safe
bond hopefully estab-
lished between parents
and children in earlier
stages of development
will pay dividends dur-
ing the teen years, when
children feel safe
enough to discuss sexual
issues with them.
"Normalizing their
desires, urges and con-
flicts rather than sham-


ing, dismissing or belit-
tling will contribute to
keeping the communi-
cation lines open
between parents and
teens. Finally, strong lov-
ing relationships
between parents and
children seem to dis-
courage inappropriate
sexual behavior and
promiscuity.
"There are many age
appropriate books that


children and parents can
read to explore these
topics in a more con-
crete manner."

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12 AROUND TOWN
WEDNESDAY
JULY 8, 2009


Four Rotary Club directors who attended the installation banquet are, Lee Thacker, left, Jane Mendola, Joe
Pokorney and Penny Corell, with Area Assistant Gov. Jerry Zweirs and Past District Gov. Dick Dodderidge.


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Dick Dodderidge, right, installs three Venice-Nokomis Rotary Club offi-
cers: Grady Hough, left, treasurer; Doug Laudenslager, vice president;
and Lat Farr, president.


Rotary Club rotates its officers


Along with bamboo wind chimes, Bob Mudge, left, receives a bamboo pen-
cil holder and Grady Hough, right, red pencils for their service as Rotary
Club past president and treasurer, respectively.


Dana Moe, director of sales for Jacaranda Trace, and Mary Morris,
executive director of Venice Art Center, pose in front of a kimono
displayed at the Art of Asia exhibit at VAC.


MARTY DOVER
SOCIAL COLUMNIST

There was a changing of
the guard at the Venice-
Nokomis Rotary Club instal-
lation dinner June 25 at the
Venice Yacht Club.
Outgoing President Joe
Pokorney expressed thanks
for the members' dedication
and presented outgoing offi-
cers and directors with a set
of bamboo windchimes. Of
the 400 Rotary Clubs in
Florida, he said, Venice was
one of the few that had an
increase in membership this
year.
Incoming President Lat
Farr praised his fellow mem-


bers for their extraordinary
fundraising achievements,
topping many larger Florida
Rotary clubs, with $70,000
raised in the past fiscal year.
The principal beneficiary of
the club is the Rotary
Futures program at Venice
High School, which receives
$20,000 each year.
Assistant District Gov. Ken
Lund summed it up when he
said the Venice club "demon-
strates a balance between
'Service Above Self' and hav-
ing a good time doing it!"
Is there something in the
water here that makes
Venetians so kind, hard-
working, generous and fun-
loving?
Asia comes to Venice
"SummerFest '09: Arts of
Asia" arrived at Venice Art
Center June 26 with an open-
ing reception that elicited
"ooohs" and "aaahs" from the
attendees.
The bright streamers out-
side the center only hint at
the colorful display inside,
featuring a variety of Asian
art works by more than 10


artists. According to Pam
Haney, whose husband, Bob,
was the exhibit chair and hot
dog cook, "237 people partic-
ipated in bringing this exhib-
it to you," including artists
and volunteers.
Dana Moe, director of
sales at Jacaranda Trace, the
sponsor of the exhibit,
expressed his appreciation
for everyone's hard work, as
did Mary Morris, the new
executive director of VAC.
The festivities continued
the next day with Family
Fun Day, at which families
participated in free demon-
strations of pottery, sumi-e
painting, origami and face-
painting, enjoyed lunch and
more. This exhibit is a feast
for the eyes as well as an
opportunity to learn about
Asian culture.
Demonstrations and spe-
cial workshops in the Arts of
Asia will be available to the
public during the exhibi-
tion, which ends Aug. 14.
You can find the schedule of
events on the Web at
veniceartcenter.org or call
485-7136 to sign up.


El


Keiko Romerstein poses with her sumi-e painting
"Jizo Family II," which represents buddhas, one of her
entries in the VAC Arts of Asia exhibition.


Sumi-e and calligraphy artist Aiko
Anderson is flanked by John Wagner,
left, and her husband, Andy, at the
VAC reception for Arts of Asia.


After giving a demonstration of laido, Japanese
swordsmanship, sense Joel Fein said, "A sword
fight in Japan between masters would be over in
about three seconds."


Grace Stanish, 7,
taught children to
make toy-pet
clothes from old
socks at the VAC
Family Day.


Sisters Aruzhan Aoki, 3, and Saule Aoki, 61/2, smile with
painted faces at the VAC Family Day. Face painter Frances
Smith gave Aruzhan two ladybugs, while Saule, whose
name means "sun," got a smiley-face sun.


Bob Haney, committee chair for the VAC
Arts of Asia exhibit, was also chief hot dog
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remodeled, Very clean.
941)-223-5671/(262)-968-2918
NORTH PORT 6/3/2, FENCED,
2300SF 2224 ANNARBOR $1195.
NP4/2/2 1640SF JACOBY $895
PC 3/2/2 1500SF YALE 750
VEN 3/2/1 Columb 795. 480-1266
NORTH PORT, 3BR/2BA/2CG,
all apple incl. W/D, Avail. Now.
(941)-257-8878
NP 3/2/2 Quiet area, close
to PC Avail July 1st
$850/mo & sec. 941- 587-
9462

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 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-
tion.............. ............$650
NORTH PORT Sable Trace
2/2 condo, new, golf
course............ $750
We need homes & condos
yearly & seasonal.
Cornerstone Real Estate
(941)-743-5525


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

ENGEWOOD AREA. Annual
& Vacation Rentals
THE PINEAPPLE GIRLS
941-473-0333
Pineapple Gulf Prop. Mgmt. Inc.
www.RentEnglewood.com
ARCADIA, FUNRISHED house
for rent in Arcadia Village Lot 190
Must be 55+ Must fill out app. &
be approved, month-month or
longer if needed, $750 mo $750
sec. NP (920)-378-0571
ENGLEWOOD : 3/2/1 (2) to
choose fenced yard $800 up
2/1/cp remodeled downtown
$650. WEST COAST PROP.
MGT 9414730718
RentalsFlorida.net


ENGLEWOOD Newer 3/2/2,
convenient to 776/McCall Rd.
Appliances included. $875.00 +
dep. (231)-719-0108
ENGLEWOOD Rentals
M&M Property MGMT
CALL 941 473-9616 or
mmDroDertymarnt.com
ENGLEWOOD WATERFRONT
2/2/1 Lanai davit bay, view
$875 WEST COAST PROP. MGT
941473-0718
RentalsFlorida.net
ENGLEWOOD WATERFRONT
quick access to gulf,
1445 Cortes Dr, 2/1, $650 mo.
941- 628-5027
ENGLEWOOD, 2/2/1,
furn/unfurn, $800 mo + utilities,
annual, 1st & sec, avail 8/1, 941-
830-8927
ENGLEWOOD, 3/2/2 + LR,
Fam. Rm. & Lanai. Quiet street.
$975 mo. Call 941-468-2571.
ENGLEWOOD, ROTONDA &
South Venice
4 POOL HOMES AVAIL.
$925 up incl pool serv.
WEST COAST PROP. MGT
941-4730718
RentalsFlorida.net


www.thinkpuntagorda.com Condo's start $500
Houses start $500
941-629-1121
To Advertise in allfloridarealty.com
The Showcase
of Homes "
Please Call Jill
941-429-3116
or Email;
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PORT CHARLOTTE
Lrg., 2 Bdrm, 1 Bath
central heat & air NEW
blinds & carpets, No Pets
$550. (941)-743-3489
PC, 2/2/1 on saltwarer canal.
All Appl. Some furniture. Refer-
ence req'd. $700 mo (941)-493-
2134 or (630)-893-5116
PORT CHARLOTTE, Lamont
Ave. 3BR/2BA/2CG, lanai,
large back yard. $875. Rick
754-244-0347
PORT CHARLOTTE 2/1.5/1, 5
app, wood/vinyl floors, large
fenced yard & lanai, 1st, last,
sec. 18487 Cochran Blvd. $650
mo (941)-769-1497
PORT CHARLOTTE 2/2/1
Canal, Enclosed lanai, workshop,
clean, quiet, sen. disc. NS/NP
$695/mo. 941-764-0654
PORT CHARLOTTE 2/2/1, W/D,
DW, new carpet, fenced yard.
$650 mo. + $300 security.
Ready Aug. 1st. (941)-697-9949
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
3/2/1CRPRT, W&D, carpet &
tile. Clean. On canal. $720 mo.
941-661-4771, 941-661-8431
PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2/2 on
fresh water canal. Nice area.
$850 mo., $900 sec. NP. Call
(941)-629-2858.
PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2/2 W/D
hook-up, No Pets, Appl. incl. Nr.
Home Depot. $800 mo $1700
move in. 941-3554878
PORT CHARLOTTE, 2/2/2 Split
lanai $695. mo. Appl. Nice area.
502-875-2437, 502-682-0199
PORT CHARLOTTE, 2br/2ba
$600/mo + security Call Jim
(941)-726-5077
PORT CHARLOTTE, 3/2/2
clean, attractive, $800. mo.,
$800. Sec. 472 Fletcher St.
941-766-9525
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
PORT CHARLOTTE: Water
front 3/2/2 large rooms, granite
kit., cath. ceilings, quiet street.
Avail. NOW! 954-581-1650
PUNTA GORDA MEADOWS
7518 Ligustrum 3BR/2BA Beauti-
ful Pool Home. Clean. $1275. mo.
941-9164404
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. 941-488-8143
OWNER BROKER
ROTONDA 1800 sqft 3/2/2
canal view$1050 near new.
Call Stetson Properties
941-475-7603
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
S. Venice 2br/2ba/lcg, tile
floors, UPDATED,Clean & Ready
$775/mo 941-468-9978
Sue Miller Matchmaker Homes
SOUTH VENICE, 2/2/CP. Newly
modeled. $950. mo + Utilities,
Annual. 364 Tihami. Call (941)-
485-9588
SOUTH VENICE, 3BR/2BA,
FL rm & lanai, appl., W/D.
Available August 1st. $950 mo.
(952)-412-5168
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. $750 mo. (941)-408-1271
VENICE GREAT HOMES
$700-$975 941492-4280
Gulf Coast Rentals & Real Estate
Co.
VENICE, JACARANDA Cul-de-
sac 2/2/2 screened lanai w pool,
clean, NP/NS $1200 mo. w pool
& lawn service. (941)497-0522






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ICONDOS/VILLAS
FOR RENT
1 1240

25 UNFURNISHED CONDOS
Almar Rentals & Mgt.Services
941-627-1465 Almar-Rentals.com
ANNUAL RENTALS
lbed/2bed Condos
All utilities paid
except electric.
BIRD BAY REALTY
Venice office
941-484-6777 or
1-800-464-8497



AWARD WINNING
SUNBELT MGT.
SERVICES
RENTALS*
***CONDOS***
1/1 Sunshine Villas,
Gertrude Ave.,P.C.$375 Mo
2/2 Comm. Pool, Club
House, Heron Lake Dr.,
D.C. $750 Mo
COMPLETE LISTINGS
(941) 764-7777
sunbeltmgtservices corn
DEEP CREEK 2/2, lanai, cath.
ceil., tile, wood cab., granite, w/d
inc. Pets ok $675+ up.
941-661-4539
DEEP CREEK furnished 1st
floor, beautiful lake view, heated
pool, 2/1, $675/mo no pets
(941)-391-2665
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
ENGLEWOOD / ROTONDA,
2bd/2ba Recently Remodeled,
$550 mo. + Dep. 941-697-0710
or 941-625-8293
ENGLEWOOD 1ST MONTH
FREE 12 mins from venice 2br
w/ den 2 ba 1300sf, pool
$399. moves you in $750/mo
9414730450
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 Biscayne Dr
PUNTA GORDA 2/2, 1276 SF,
W/D, pool, no pets. $700/mo,
1st., last, sec. annual,
(941)-639-8125
PORT CHARLOTTE 2/2 incl.
cable, water & W/D. Pool, tennis.
Sm. pets OK $675. Furn. avail.
941-763-9052
PORT CHARLOTTE Oak IV,
1/1, all tile, fresh paint, amenities
included, a must see. $525 mo.
(941)-628-8419
PORT CHARLOTTE, 2/2
ground floor Sr. citizen or Med-
ical disc. newly remodeled
wtr/incl. $650 941-627-1414
PORT CHARLOTTE- 2/2 tile
throughout, pool privileges. No
pets. $625. mo. (941)-206-0250
PORT CHAROTTE 1st fir. 2/2
incl. cable, water & W/D. Pool,
tennis. Sm. pets OK $725. Furn.
avail. 941-286-5003
PUNTA GORDA 3/2, 2nd
floor, gated comm, crown
molding, lots of upgrades,
Heritage Lakes, 941-928-3428
PUNTA GORDA EMERALD
POINTE, Waterfront Tennis, pools,
dock, nicely furn, 1, 2 & 3BR's.
941-626-3350
PUNTA GORDA ISLES CONDO
2/2 $600. & House PC $550.
waterfront, dock, furn or unfurn
941-875-0006
PUNTA GORDA, BSI. Mondovi,
Newer 3/2/1 condo, 1st. fir, 1st
mo. free. $825. mo. NP
(216)-509-2293
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
941-485-7645
VENICE ISLAND 1ST FLOOR
55 + 2/2 New Carpet & Appli-
ances. Water/Cable Incl. $700
(941)-730-3174
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 corner
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

I DUPLEXES
FOR RENT
k^13OO3

DEEP CREEK 1090 Nomad
Road, 2/2/1.5, lanai, lawn ser-
vice, quiet neighborhood. $725
(941)-766-1647


DEEP CREEK 1205 Oceanic
Road, 2/2 with garage $695 mo
and 1193 Oceanic Road, 2/1with
garage $595 mo. $300 deposit.
Clean and quiet area, small pets
ok. Call 941-724-1348.
ENGLEWOOD., 2/1/CP, lanai,
$575. Also 2/2, W&D incl. $600.
(941)-460-9403
ENGLEWOOD 1/1/CP $495
ROTONDA 2/2/2 $695
9414730718
WEST COAST PROP. MGT
RentalsFlorida.net
ENGLEWOOD 1BDRM, new
paint, air, fridge, ready now.
Close to shopping $500 + 1st,
last & sec. 941-356-2034
ENGLEWOOD BOATERS &
FISHERMANS DELIGHT
lbr/1.5ba/lcg, lanai, W/D,
on ICW/Stump Pass, dock, very
priv, dead-end street lyr Ise,
$750/mo 845-255-1111
ENGLEWOOD,
spacious 3br/2ba, w/dish-
washer& W/D,
$750/mo. + dep.
941-474-4921
ENGLEWOOD, 2BR/2BA, new
appl. & flooring, W/D, fenced,
ood location. $600 unfurn,
700 furn. (941)-830-1788
ENGLEWOOD. PINE & 776
2/2 unfurnished, Tiled, New
paint. Lrg Lanai, W/D $700/mo +
Sec. (941)-626-7158
NORTH PORT, 2BR/1BA,
Lanai, Newly Remodeled, Very
clean, Appl. $635 & Sec.
(810)-794-3721
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. 941468-1206

I APARTMENTS
FOR RENT



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 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)-244-0700
ENGLEWOOD 1BR Poolside
FURN. Apt. Town Center. Turnkey
W/D, Utilities Incld. $750/mo
(941)-2236572
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
ENGLEWOOD: MANASOTA KEY,
steps tobch. 1 & 2BR, until. & cable incl.
Sm. pets, $175-$230 wk. Long term.
941-716-3660
VENICE ISLAND
Eff, 1 & 2 br, Immed. occup. No
pets 941416-5757or 3236466



NOKOMIS: 2 BEDROOM APT.
1/2 Block to Nokomis Beach.
$800/mo,
Less with maint.
Assistance. 1st, Last & sec.
941-488-5672

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

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


PORT CHARLOTTE 2/2
$605. Water incl.
Limited time only
CALL TODAY 941-627-3900


PORT CHARLOTTE 4/3 WITH
2 MASTER BEDROOMS.
$800/ water incl. Call Today
941-627-3900
PORT CHARLOTTE LIMITED
TIME ONLY 3/2 $705/PER
MONTH WATER INCL. CALL
TODAY 941-627-3900


PORT CHARLOTTE
Spacious 1/1 water incl.
$505/per month Call today
941-627-3900
PORT CHARLOTTE/Deep Creek
1 BR / 1 BA- $500/mth
Renovated w/ screened porch
(941) 627-9999 Ask for Tom


PUNTA GORDA, 1BR starting
@ $475, 2BR $550. Studio
$425. With 12mo lease, 3rd mo
free. Small Dep. 941-628-6834
PUNTA GORDA EFF.
$160 week, 1 Bedrm apt.
Pet Friendly. $175 wk.
Incl util. Triangle Motel -
941- 639-8356
VENICE- LAST MONTH FREE.
1br $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. 941416-5293
VENICE CAPRI ISLES, unfurn.
2/2, W/D, pool, tennis, NP, $700
mo. annual. (941)-232-9893
VENICE CLUBSIDE APTS.
1 Bedrooms Available.
$99 Moves you in.
Call (941)-488-7766.
VENICE ISLAND IBR Apt. And
Nokomis:1BR mobliehome, both
$550/month+security & utility or
$140/week 941484-1104
VENICE ISLAND 1BR & Eff.
clean, neat. Walk to beach, dntown
$125wk +. 1-800-7464030
VENICE ISLAND APTS 1 bedrm.
apt avail. Close to beach &
downtown. 941-7354020
VENICE ISLAND APTS Close to
Everything F/L/S UtiVlLaundry incl
N/P, N/S 9414830053
VENICE ISLAND, 2br/lba, near
hosp, on Plaza Mayor. $750/mo.
incl water & cable. $750 Sec.
941-587-9997
I VENICE STUDIO &
S IR. Accepting Section 8
--o--, Vouchers. 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,
941484-2206 or 941485-5698

MOBILE HOMES
FOR RENT
1340

ARCADIA Brand new! 2B/2B,
inc. appl, lot rent, sewer, water,
trash, pool, club house & more.
Just $525 mo. 55+ Park, Desoto
Village Call Sherry 330-773-3351
BAY INDIES -
GREAT ANNUAL RENTALS
Large 2/2 with big kitchens,
large bedrooms, huge
screened lanais. $99 Move
In Special! Age qualified
community has 3 heated swim-
ming pools, tennis, fitness
center, kayaking, walking &
biking trails, and so much
more! Immediate Occupancy,

Homes for sale
starting @ $1,000
WON'T LAST !

FOR MORE INFORMATION
PLEASE CALL SHEILA @
941-485-5444.

ENGLEWOOD 55+ Park No
pets 1BR/1BA $550/m w/yr
Eff Incl Util $400/mo. w/yr
lease (941)-474-1353
PUNTA GORDA 2 bedroom
mobile homes, $650 mo. with no
utilities. $700/mo with utilities
(941)-639-8356
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

I EFFICIENCIES
FOR RENT
1 1350

PORT CHARLOTTE 2 ROOM
suites fully furn. Waterfront, wire-
less internet $180.& up.
941-6294046
PORT CHARLOTTE large beau-
tiful 1BR eff for responsible adult
w/ref. $550 mo. incl. all util 1st
& last. 941456-3367, 941-743-7210

ROOMS FOR RENT



EAST VENICE FURN ROOM &
PRIV BATH. for 2 mths. Very
low rent in exchange for light
house work. No smokers,
drugs or pets. Good refs.
941-488-6023
PORT CHARLOTTE ROOM
with house privileges, includes utili-
ties. $105 weekly + deposit.
941-276-2681.
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


ROOMS FOR RENT



PORT CHARLOTTE/ENGLE-
WOOD, ONLY $100/Wk Priv entr,
cable, ac. util incl. 941-276-
3134 or 941-681-1161
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
S. VENICE ROOM W/ HOUSE
PRIVDGLES. $100/WK COVERS
ALL UTILS No Pets941-493-3173

RENTALS TO SHARE



PUNTA GORDA
Single/Couples $65. $95. wk.
Full house privileges.
W&D Incl 941-626-3230
PUNTA GORDA, acreage home,
pool, & util, off HWY 17, near 175,
woman w 1 child welcome, $125
wk. ref/dep req. (941)-456-1080
ROTONDA NON-SMOKING
Prof. looking to share Luxury
Condo. $500/mo. 941-268-5275

I VACATION/
SEASONAL RENTALS
^1 390O


ENGLEWOOD or MANASOTA
KEY Condo for rent. 2/2, pool,
spa. 2010 Season. 941-460-
0241
PUNTA GORDA 2/2/1 Duplex
Riverside Drive area $900/month
Rent-A-Home Services 941-661-1770
VENICE, 2br/2ba HOME, fully furn,
50+ resort fac. Wkly, Mo, Yearly.
516-728-7487 or 516-728-2991

LOTS & 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 US 41
& 1-75. (910)-326-6298

I BUSINESS
FOR SALE
1 1600

LAWN / LANDSCAPE
ACCOUNTS + EQUIPMENT
$85K/obo
(941)-223-5096

BUSINESS RENTALS



PORT CHARLOTTE 20X40
WAREHOUSE w/AC office. Locat-
ed between A-l Appliance & Char.
Harbor Cabinets. $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
yor Stan 941-628-8755)
FREE RENT to help launch your
business. No security deposits.
Call Rick @ 815-2199.


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



Port Charlotte
Executive Office Suites
Receptionist, all util. &
other support svcs.
Omni Executive Center
A Friendly Place to be!
4055 US 41
(Across from Bob Evans) Call
Marj or Shirley 941-627-9755
www.omniexec.net
PORT CHARLOTTE PROFES-
SIONAL OFFICE SPACE, 1 room,
180SF,, 3480 Depew Circle,
$425/per Mo. Incl 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
PUNTA GORDA on HWY 17
Office & Large Lot zoned Cl. Ideal
for Sales of Cars, Boats, RVs,
Trailers, Etc. 941-276-9104
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
NOKOMIS 2 Blocks from Beach.
Multi Family Building. Live in one
unit, rent out others. $299,900.
Mary Beth or Kim. Preferred Prop-
erty (941)-321-7229


INCOME PROPERTY




VENICE MINI Storage Facility
425 units, various sizes, nearly
full, low rates. Price reduced.
$1.350M. Preferred Prop.
Realtors. 941-321-7229


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


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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
whose, $195 & $390 mo. + tax.
941-661-6720


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GA Aircraft, specifically Mooney
airplanes. Email resumes to
Admin@MooneyMart.com
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career position offering.
Mail resume to: North Port Sun,
13487 Tamiami Tr, Dept. 4023,
North Port, FL 34287

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ADMIN POSITION FOR
COMMUNICATIONS
COMPANY
Currently seeking a proactive
team member in the Admin
Department. The ideal candi-
date will have two plus years in
a Clerical setting, in addition to
the following:

*Basic Computer Skills/MS
Office
*Detailed Oriented
*Energetic personality w/
excellent communications
Skills
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knowledge a plus

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*Filing
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nal Customers and Sales Team
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BOOKKEEPER/CLERK SALES
Rep. Trading Store has immediate
opening. Qualifications: Ver-
bal/written communications skills
extremely organized, legal back-
ground helpful. Interested candi-
date should contact:
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for F/T position. Will train.
Great hours & pay.
To apply call: (941) 473-7900
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& pay. Billing & Coding Exp. is a
Must. be proficient with
computers, Word & Excel. Knowl-
edge of CPT/ICD9 is a must. To
apply call: (941) 473-7900
CAREGIVER HOUSEKEEPER
Needed Live in.
Must have valid drivers lic.
941-740-2221
CLINICAL RESEARCH
COORDINATOR with experience
needed for busy practice. F/T
with benefits. Fax resume
to 941 483-4002.
CNA OR MA for busy Doctors
office. Experienced only need
apply. Good benefits, health insur
ance, 401k plan. Please fax
resume to (941)-625-3754
DENTAL CERAMIST, searching
for a detail orientated ceramist.
Min. 5 yrs. exp. Call 941-786-4498

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LPN's/CNA's WANTED Full time
Caring, Devoted, Compassionate
& Dependable to work Evenings &
Nights for a 79 bed SNF. Come
join our team today! Apply in per-
son.
Hardee Manor
Healthcare Center
401 Orange Place
Wauchula, Fl 33873
PH 863-773-3231
FAX 863-773-0959
MEDICAL BILLER, EXPERI-
ENCED, needed in busy surgical
practice. Excellent benefits. Send
resume to: PO Box 510983,
Punta Gorda, FL 33951
NURSE FT, for Medical care cen-
ter in Englewood. Fax resume to
941473-7515 or call 941-475-
9559
PHLEBOTOMIST: Full Time,
previous hospital experience
preferred




Human Resources
DeSoto Memorial
Hospital
900 N. Robert Ave.
Arcadia, Fl. 34266
OR
www.dmh.org and look
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OR
Fax Resumes to:
863-494-8400
E-mail: hr@dmh.org
863-494-8405
QUALITY ASSURANCE
PROFESSIONAL
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Fax resume: 941-235-1524 or
Call 1-877-285-1722
SCHEDULER/CHECK OUT
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office. Medical experience req
Fax resume to (941)-624-0941
SEEKING LICENSED physical
therapist to work in growing
home health and out patient set-
ting. Call 941-255-7863 or fax
resume to 941-625-7863
SOCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR:
Needed for 79 Bed SNF. Appli-
cant must possess excellent
communications skills, be self
motivated and organized, have
knowledge of Medicaid and be
computer literate. Previous SNF
and MDS knowledge a plus. Apply
in person at:
Hardee Manor
Care Center
401 Orange Place
Wauchula, Florida 33873
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SKILLED TRADES



A/C REFRIGERATOR SERV.
TECH Must have clean DL & own
tools. company benefits 941-
474-3691 KOBIE COMPLETE
ALUM & SCREEN Construction -
Est. firm looking for exp. installer,
Good pay & benefits available.
(941)492-6064
AUTO TECHNICIAN
We are the best, only the
best need apply! Contact
Mark at Mr. Front End,
941-662-7631
CAPTAIN wanted PT/FT. Local
knowledge of Charlotte Harbor
waters and mechanically inclined
a plus. Must have good customer
service skills and be able to oper-
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must hold a USCG license w/Tow
Endorsement. Call 941-625-5454
Fax resume 941-639-4655 or
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CAPTIAN WANTED With towing
endorsement. Venice & local sur-
rounding areas. 941-484-4183
GRANITE POLISHER, experi-
enced, for counter tops. Please
call 941-270-1082
INSTALLER/SALES. Car Radio
Sales & Installer. MUST BE
AGRESSIVE in both sales &
installation. Apply in person @
Rhino Linings. 4516 Tamiami
Trail, Port Charlotte.
PLUMBER, REPIPE EXP., own
tools. Hard work. Good pay.
Clean cut. Call (941) 266-6898


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
TIRE CHANGER
w/light Mechanical exp.
Call (941)-639-5681
TREE CLIMBER, Experienced,
Must ave own climbing gear and
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ADVERTISING ACCOUNT
EXECUTIVE
The Charlotte Sun is looking for
sales professionals who are look-
ing for a real career with advance-
ment opportunities.
* Does this describe you?
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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

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* 401(k)
* Training
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CHARLOTTE SUN
Geri Kotz
Advertising Manager
23170 Harborview Road
Port Charlotte, Florida 33980
Fax: 941-629-4499
Email: gkotz@sun-herald.com
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.
SALES: MULTI BILLION $ High
Tech Co. seeks aggressive self
starters as independent reps.
Some computer exp. helpful, but
will train the right people person.
6 figure 1st year income poten-
tial. Call for personal interview
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w Pre School Exp. A Child's Place,
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SUMMER WORK
GREAT PAY! Immediate FT/PT
openings, customer sales/svc, will
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CG LIC Capt. needed w/ 6 pass
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A CERTIFIED mineral make up
artist seeking PT time work. 941-
628-4749
A FEMALE Army Vet seeks office
position. Exp. in Dr's offices,
billing, secretarial. 941-4214848
A LOC. LIC. Contractor seeking
work for self. 941-6284746
ACCOUNTANT from MA w/23 yrs
exp seeking FT employment in PG
or PC, swfljobhunter@yahoo.com
ADMIN ASSIST, computer exp.
FT/PT 941-423-2991 or
raylol313@yahoo.com
ADMIN. ASST., 20+ yrs. exp.
Will work anywhere, prefer FT.
941-544-3244
AFFORDABLE PRIVATE DUTY
CARE IN ENGLEWOOD AREA EXC.
REF JULIE 941-474-1200
AUTO/TRUCK MAINT. MGR.
20+Yrs. Transmn, Dr. line, Shop
Owner, ASE, CDL-B 9414674367
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
BIBLE TEACHER/COUNSELOR
looking for work. Contact William.
avinusarmy@yahoo.com
BOOKKEEPER-QUICKBOOKS
expert. 25 yrs. exp. Call Pat at
941-979-8108
BOOKKEEPER/OFFICE MANAG-
ER w/12 yrs Exp. in Quickbooks
& MS office.941-286-2684


I POSITION/
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WM 2120

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 9414686062
CAREGIVER, EXC REFERENCES.
Kind & patient. FT/PT/nights.
Venice area, 941-468-8636
CERAMIC TILE INSTALLATION.
QUALITY WORK. 30+ YR EXP.
NEEDS WORK. 941-350-9266
CHEF, pro w/degrees needs
employment...941-429-2657
will respond ASAP
CLEANER, DRIVER, personal
shopper, etc. (941)735-9146.
CLEANING AND home compan-
ion services; professional, reli-
able. 941-564-6305
CNA LIC. looking for employ-
ment with experience.941-474-
3592
CNA-ARE YOU or your loved one
needing private care. Call Tammy
at 941-697-2978
COLLEGE STUDENT seeking
babysitting/nanny/housekeeping
position Ashley 941-623-3705
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 with exc. refs. will care
for your loved one my home. 941-
815-0277
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.


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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 #941474-1340
FEMALE VET/CNA-LOCAL.
HOUSE/PET/PLANT SIT; RUN
ERRANDS. 901-691-0069.
GIRL FRIDAY, COMPANION,
MEAL PREP, TRANSPORTATION.
941468-4343
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 FOR RESIDEN-
TIAL REPAIRS OF ALL
KINDS.CALL AL.941 235 1859
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
HEAVY EQUIPMENT mechanic
needs work, call Jason, 941-240-
8685
HOUSE CLEANING. Honest,
Reliable! Immediate start!
Call 1-941-623-8046
HOUSECLEANING, ERRANDS,
reliable, honest. Call Gail, 941-
979-6916
I'M LOOKING for 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
LANDSCAPER CARPENTER,
Exp. PT work Punta Gorda area.
941-575-8510


LICENSED NURSE to care for
you or loved one. (941)237-
7319 Elizabeth
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


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941-486-8686

Island of Venice duplex or single family

home with mother-in-law quarters.

Oversized lot with city of Venice approval

to subdivide into 2 buildable lots. 2BD/

1.5BA side is rented and 1BD/1BA side is

vacant. $324,900



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

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MASSAGE THERAPIST, lis-
censed avail. Mon-Sat. 8a.m.-
8p.m. Denise (941)-445-0755.
NANNY: LOVING Nanny AVAIL-
ABLE! 7 years exp. GREAT refer-
ences 941-492-6348
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.
pasta81 l@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 / 941-5754632
PUNCHOUT/RESTORATION
ETC 25+yrs Exp.
Refrences 941-766-1568
QUALIFIED DRIVER Class A CDL
All Endorsements, Incl Hazmat
Clean MVR, Jim 941-623-2575
RECEPTIONIST w/several yrs.
law office exp. seeking FT/PT
position. Exc. refs 941-268-6408
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
RN,MA: PRIVATE DUTY-VENICE
AREA. EXC. REF. AFFORDABLE
SANDY 941-234-6286
ROUTE DELIVERY 25Yrs DSD
Exp. Bread, cake, candy etc. Paul
941-704 8491
SALES EXEC. seeks B2B sales
or MGMT position, No MLM. 941-
575-2010
SERVER, FINE dining to casual.
15+ yrs exp, Gail 941-979-6916
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TRIM CARPENTER, neat, clean
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VIRTUAL ASSISTANT 26 yrs
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Now hiring (941)-554-7141

I SCHOOLS
I & INSTRUCTION



*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. Details Call: 255-0675
SUMMER DAY CAMP =
St. David's Day School -
July 13 to August 21 $100 week
ages 1 thru 5 Call 473-7807.
Sigh up now for fall VPK.

LOST & FOUND
3090 F


KEYS FOUND: KEYS FOUND
WITH LEATHER KEY CHAIN
ON COPIAPO & DEEP CREEK, IN
DEEP CREEK 941-276-5278
Found Cat: Male, gray tiger
stripe. Found in Harbor
Heights. 941-629-3290
FOUND CELL PHONE, Black-
berry type, Alltel, on Kim St &
Harwick St in Pt. Charlotte.
Back to owner!!!

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 Cat: Small female, white
w/ dark gray/black markings.
Missing fur on tummy. Needs
meds. Burnt store Isles 941-
575-4489

LOST COCKATIEL GREY
FEMALE w/ pale orange cheeks.
May answer to Lucy Near Lake
Shore Ci & W. Tarpon Blvd in PC
on Sunday aprox 9:00am 941-
743-0391


LOST: DOG BOXER MIX,
female approx 501bs, brown &
white, Answers to Morgan, last
seen in Tropical Gulf Acres in
Punta Gorda pls call 1-239-229-
1035 or 941-916-0638


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LOANS/MORT-
GAGES


LOW INTEREST FINANCING!
Borrow up to $40K. $429/mo
Bad credit OK.
1-888-757-8020


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

S ALTERATIONS



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

CHILD/ADULT CARE



ALL CHILDCARE
FACILITIES MUST INCLUDE,
WITH ADVERTISEMENT,
STATE OR LOCAL AGENCY
LICENSE NUMBER.
FLORIDA STATE LAW requires
all child care centers and day
care businesses to register with
the State of Florida. The Sun
Newspapers will not knowingly
accept advertising which is in
violation of the law.

I COMPUTER SERVICE



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

I HOME/COMM.
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
LAYTON ENTERPRISES
Design/build contractor
Additions, remodels, outdoor areas
941-979-7336 Lic #CBC054585
Michael's Home Repair
Painting, Pressure
Washing. Miscellaneous
Repairs. Licensed.
Insured. References.
863-285-9300.

LAWN/GARDEN
&TREE


A&A LAWN SERVICE
PROFESSIONAL & DEPENDABLE
(941)-661-4783
AN OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE
may be required by the City
and/or County. Please call the
appropriate occupational licens-
ing bureau to verify
JIM BLAIS LAWN MAINT
OVER 15 YRS EXP.NOW ACCEPT-
ING ANNUAL ACTS. 941-9154677
LITTLE JOHNS TREE & LAWN
SERVICE
Venice area
(941)-493-6022


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

|MOVING/HAULING



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


I PAINTING/
WALLPAPERING
5140

Act now for amazing bang for
your buck! Low odor paint avail.
Call Al 941-468-2660 .
Lic#AAA00101266 25+ Yrs
exp. Former Firefighter


BEST PRICE FOR QUALITY JOB!
Best Coast Painting
Residential/Commercial
15% Disc. Visa/mc/disc accepted
941-815-8184 AAA00101254

ROOFING
5185


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

6000


GARAGE SALES
6010


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

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
Z6011


FRI & SAT 7:30-12 248 Piazza
Di Luna. RAIN OR SHINE. Sale is
on the lanai. Furn, Golf, Garden
Equipt, Tools, Clothes, Etc.

DOSAT. JULY 11, 8AM-2PM
427 Canterbury Rd.
In Venice East
MOVING SALE- ALL GOES


MERCHANDISE L Z R

GARAGE SALES


6001
6002
6003
6004
6005
6006
6007
6008
6009
6010
6011
6012
6015
6020


Arcadia
Englewood
Lake Suzy
Nokomis
North Port
Port Charlotte/Deep
Creek
Punta Gorda
Rotonda
Sarasota
South Venice
Venice
Out Of Area
Flea Market
Auctions


MERCHANDISE
6025 Arts & Crafts
6027 Dolls
6030 Household
Goods
6035 Furniture
6038 Electronics
6040 TV/Stereo/Radio
6060 Computer Equip
6065 Clothing/Jewelry/
Accessories
6070 Antiques &
Collectibles
6075 Fruits/Veges
6090 Musical
6095 Medical
6100 Health/Beauty
6110 Trees & Plants
6120 Baby Items
6125 Golf Accessories
6128 Exercise/Fitness
6130 Sporting Goods
6131 Firearms
6132 Firearm Accessories
6135 Bikes/Trikes
6138 Toys
6140 Photography/Video
6145 Pool/Spa & Supplies
6160 Lawn & Garden
6165 Storage Sheds/
Buildings
6170 Building Supplies
6180 Heavy Constr.
Equipment
6190 Tools/Machinery
6220 Office/Business Equip
& Supplies
6225 Restaurant Supplies
6250 Appliances
6260 Misc. Merchandise
6270 Wanted to Buy or Trade


GARAGE SALES


D-THURS FRI SAT 8-3
922 W. Hickory St.
Christian Books, dishes, pic-
tures/frames, eagle items,
antique sewing mach & more.


GARAGE SALES
6002

m-]FRI-SUN, 1295 Flamingo Dr.
L-Moving sale! W\D, furn. mow-
ers, etc, tools, appl., new building
8x16, bikes, wicker chairs, truck.
[-] WED THURS FRI 9AM-1P
331 OAKWOOD CIRCLE
ENGLEWOOD ISLES. CASH ONLY!
ESTATE SALE
DON'T MISS THIS ONE!

I NORTH PORT
GARAGE SALES
L ,6005

SAT.,SUN. & MON.
9-5, 1476 Hedgewood Cir.
ESTATE SALE 2003 Mercury
Marquis LS, Furniture, kitchen-
ware, TVs, tools, clothing, per-
sonal items. (941)-257-8878

IPT. CHARLOTTE/DEEP
CREEK GARAGE SALES
6006

mFRI.&SAT. 9-2, New York
IAve. Multi family. Antiques,
Oriental porcelains, coins, jewel-
ry, Netsukes, paintings, litho-
graphs, videos, cobalt glass, fur-
niture.

PUNTA GORDA
GARAGE SALES
6007

D-ISAT. ONLY, 10AM-2PM,
2541 Rio Lisbo Ct. PGI. Din-
ing room, chandelier, ceiling fan,
carpet, glassware, tools, exercis-
er, Cash only Cell 386-864-2011


FLEA MARKET
Sarasota Municipal
Auditorium
SAT 7/11 IOAM-5PM
SUN 7/12 10OAM-4PM
Call (941)-954-4165


I AUCTIONS
6020


ESTATE AUCTION
Saturday. July 11, 9am
313 Fortuna Rd. Arcadia
Parking @ VFW
furniture, appliances, dishes,
kitchen items, many shop tools,
Big Red Mechanic Toolboxes,
air compressors, tow dolly,
acetylene torches & tanks, holi-
day items & more. Bring a can
of food for the local community
soup kitchen to feed the hungry.
Land Auction Service
Frank E. Land, Auctioneer
AB2084 AU2814
239-9364121
www.landauctionservice.com

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

ARTS AND CRAFTS



ARTWORK- 9 Framed, color
Inspirational prints. $15. ea./$95
all. Beautiful. 941-575-9985
EARRINGS, HAND MADE
SHELL POST EARRINGS, 50 PAIR,
$50 OBO. 941-628-9735
JEWELRY, HAND MADE
GOLD/SILVER Coat Glass/Stone
$50 OBO. 941-628-9735
KIT: GENERAL STORE "Real
Good Toys" Vermont, NEW
IN BOX $30 941-882-8149


ARTS AND CRAFTS



MAGNIFIER, SWING arm clamp
style, 3 diopter, 36" reach. NEW!
$20. 941-882-8149
PUZZLE 3D, 50 70 pieces
BRAND NEW IN BOX $5.
941-882-8149
QUILT FRAME, hand work,
eared rollers,up to Qn. folds
150 941 743 0749
SEWING CABINET, KOALA
Quilt Mate III, great cond. $400.
(941)-380-3690
SHIRTS: HAND MADE WOMEN
FITTED TIE DYES, 40 SHIRTS,
$50 OBO. 941-628-9735
WREATHS/GLOBES W/STANDS
HAND MADE SHELL $50 OBO
941-628-9735

DDOLLS
6027S


BARBIE-THE FIRST HOLLY-
WOOD premiere yr 2000 NIB
$100. 941-228-1745
PORCELAIN DOLL Cindy McClure
Victorian w/stand, rabbit doll car-
riage $60firm (941)-766-9324

HOUSEHOLD GOODS|



A/C, Portable 9000BTU Sun-
beam $150. 941-255-1582
BARRELS DECORATIVE Bam-
boo, holds tall silk flowers
NEW $40/BOTH 941-882-8149
BLENDER HAMILTON Beach
BRAND NEW never used. $15.
941-882-8149


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BLINDS 4-HUNTER Douglas, w/
hdware 46Wx70L $50 or $150
all. Like new. 941-575-9985
BLINDS, 2- HunterDouglas,w/
hdwre 70Wx70L $60 or $100
both. Like New 941-575-9985
BLINDS, 2-Hunter Douglas
w/hdwre, 60Wx58L $55 or $90
both. Like new. 941-575-9985
BLINDS, 2-Hunter Douglas, w/
hdwre, 32Wx70L. $40 or $60
both. Like new 941-575-9985
BLINDS, 4-Hunter Douglas
w/hdwre, 34Wx70L, $40 or
$120 all. Like new 941-575-9985
BLINDS, LEVOLOR, White wood
58in x 46in $25.00 OBO 941-
257-8685
BOOKS, COOKING $3. each or
$35. for all 19 books. 941-475
3089
BOOKS, Set of Time-Life "The
Indians" The Old West. $50
Leather. 941-475-3089.
CEILING FANS, White/Gold
Trim, 42" & 52" w/ light kits.
$25. ea. (941)-564-8035
CELING FAN 36" white. New
$15. 941-474-5293
CHALKBOARD Really Big, Cus-
tom Wood Frame, Great home
decor! $55 941-979-2006
CLOCK: WALL CLOCK. Quartz.
Plays old ford car noises on hour.
$15. 941-423-2585.
COMFORTER & Shams, Full
size, NEW, pale yellow, navy,
green stripe $20 941-882-8149
DRAPES, PAIR, 80"x63", Tony
Stewart #20. NIB $10.00 941-
228-1745
FAN LIGHTS, (3) 52 INCH palm
leaf fan lights. $100 ea. 941-624-
0568
FAUCET PRICE-PFISTER
chrome kitchen w/side spray.
Exc. cond. $20. 941-637-8181

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GLIDER OAK WOOD and ota-
mon GLIDER tan cushions nice
$95 62941-626-03102
GRILL, GEORGE Forman double
electric grill w table, excellent
condition, $75 (941)-629-2698


HOUSEHOLD GOODS



JUICER, ATLAS King, Cast Iron,
Heavy duty machine, $95
(941)-426-3651
KNIVES CUTLERY 2 sets of 8,
Miracle Blade II & Koch Messer,
$20 all 941-882-8149
LAMP, 3 way Floor lamp, uses
100-300 watt bulb. $20
(941)-629-2698
LAMP, cowboy for table. One of a
kind. $50. 941-475-3089
LAMPS, TABLE & FLOOR Brand
New Tiffany $150.00 will sell
indiv. 941-268-3010
LIGHT: DOLPHIN swimming
action light about 1 foot high.
$15. 941423-2585.
LIGHTS (2) for exterior sides of
garage(carriage style) NEW
$40/pr. 941-882-8149
MIRROR MOLSON BEER 19.5"
X 16" LIGHTED BRAND NEW
$25. 941-882-8149
MIRROR- Cheval walnut stain
swivels. Good cond. $25.00 941-
698-9904

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PENDANT LIGHT, Hanging,
Hampton Bay. NIB $20.00 (941)-
228-1745
PICTURE, LIGHTED animated
brook wall picture w/sound & mir-
rored border $10. 941-423-2585.
PICTURE, ORIENTIAL wood
with mother of pearl, 30" round
$60. 941-625-1863
POKER TABLE, NEW and Chips
$150.00 OBO
941-493-6380 Venice
SAILFISH MOUNT, like new
cond. Almost 7'. $499.99 (941)-
764-7817
SERGER HUSQUARNA VIKING
936 Digital Pd. $1500 Ask $825.
hardly used 941-626-0707


HOUSEHOLD GOODS




SLEEP SOFA/Love seat, pair,
Peach, Camel Back, $275. (941)-
740-0173
STATUE, CAMEL life like,
leather HUGE 36" TALL, exc.
cond. $150 941-882-8149
STORAGE 9 CANVAS Totes in
Assorted Colors, $15, 623-4043
TABLECLOTHS BANQUET, 4
ivory, 13 chocolate, 100% poly-
ester, washable. $6. each. 941-
697-0500
TWIN bedroom linen / acces-
sories, Disney Princess,
only $100, 813-846-6897
WALL HANGING, Jack Daniels
wooden. $25. 941-475-3089

/T5



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
ARMOIRE WHITE MARBLE, 3
SHELVES, 2 DRAWERS
$75. 941-623-7731
ART: LG elegant framed art.
Cranes. Blue/gold hues. $95 for
pair (941)623-8301
BAR, WICKER W/ 2 Stools
$250.00
941-493-6380 Venice
BED Mattress/Box. New will sell
$100. Local 941-629-5550 or 941-
456-5555.
BED, QUEEN SLEIGH, Cherry
new, Cindy Crawford, $350. 813-
634-9058
BED, QUEEN Mattress and Box.
Brand New will sell $175. Local
941-629-55550 or 941-456-5555.
Also have KING.
BEDROOM 7PC QUEEN
SET NEW $650
941-234-3663
DELIVERY AVAILABLE
BEDROOM 7PC QUEEN SET.
NEW $650. 941-234-3663
DELIVERY AVAILABLE
BEDROOM MATTRESS and box
springs Queen set. Like new.
$150.00 (941) 468-0956
BEDROOM SET, KING, -7 pieces
- free 36" tv w/purchase Palm
Court. $3200.00. 941493-8258
BUNK BED REAL Wood Desk,
Chest, shelfs exc.cond $400.00
941-257-8685
CHAIR & LOVE SEAT SETS
FROM $500. IN PLASTIC
941-234-3663 Delivery Avail


I FURNITURE
6035


CHAIR & LOVE SEAT
SETS FROM $500.00 IN
PLASTIC 941-234-3663
DELIVERY AVAILABLE
CHAIR SET. Bride & Groom
Never used.One of a kind. By
local artist. $265 941-626-5778
CHAIR, Tommy Bahama style,
palm tree pattern. Like new.
$250.00 941-228-1745
CHAIR- BEAUTIFUL RED/GOLD
TAPESTRY carved wood arms
EXCL.cond. $149 941-698-9904
CHAIR: ADIRONDACK XL- Cus-
tom Made, Wood, Beautiful! $225
Must See! 941-979-2006
CHAISE, $50; PVC patio set,
$90; 3 drawer Red Husky tool
box, $25. (941)-492-5495
CHINA CABINET, Ig. glass
doors, lighted. Needs minor
repair. $50 941-882-8149
COFFEE TABLE DUEL DOLPHIN
CERAMIC $100.00 GREAT
COND.941-426-8407
COFFEE TABLE, glass oval
w/scallop/brass/base. $25.00
(941)-613-6815
COFFEE TABLE, looks new,
thick glass top w brass scrolled
legs, $80 obo. (941)-629-2698
CURIO CABINET 68" Gold &
white, mirror & glass. $50; END
TABLES Round, solid wood,
$50/pair; BEDS Studio twin
some bedding $50/all SOFA -
HYDABED white flowered, like
new cond. $150. cash only. All
nice condition. (941)-475-6415
CURIO, corner unit, 7' tall. Exc.
cond. $225. 941-625-1863
DESK, Partners style, leather
top, $450. All solid wood. 941
625-1863
DESK- CHERRY, 3'x8',
2 pedestal. Beautiful Condition.
$75, 941-575-9985
DESK-COMPUTER has drawer
and cabinet. Excellent condition.
$90.941475-3089
DINETTE SET $30 (941) 626-
1729
DINETTE SET, Chromecraft 41"
octagon table w/17" leaf, 4
chairs & 4 matching bar stools.
Like new. $475. **SOLD**
DINETTE/DR SET Henredon,
glass top table w/4 coaster
chairs. $175. 941-662-9629
DINING ROOM SET GLASS
TOP TABLE W/6 CHAIRS.
$250/OB0 941-623-7731
DINING ROOM Table w 8 chairs,
china cabinet, & server. Bern-
hardt. $1900 (941)-625-1863
DINING ROOM, RATTAN SET,
GLASS TB & 4 CHAIRS. $275
941-575-0608 LIKE NEW


I FURNITURE
L ^ Z6035


DINING SET 5PC NEW IN BOX
$249. 941-234-3663
CAN DELIVER
DINING SET
5PC NEW IN BOX $249.00
941-234-3663
CAN DELIVER
DINING SET, RATTAN/GLASS
table w/4 matching chairs excel-
lent cond. $225 941-276-2772
DINING TABLE SET SOLID OAK
W/HIGHBACK CHAIRS WHITE
W/LEAF $499. VENICE 223-8880
DRESSER 9 DRAWER, w/mir-
ror, 5 drawer chest of drawers, 1
night stand, solid Cherry, made
by Basset $325 o.b.o.764-6364.
DRESSER with mirror, chest and
end table. Great condition -
$225.00 OBO- 941-412-0019
DRESSER, (71"x32")/ Mirror(
44"x43"), solid wood wt. +220#.
$250. 239-340-6502
ENT. CENTER w/32" TV, $800.
Deco FP w/screen $150; Cherry
desk, $450. (941)-743-3358
ENT. CENTER, SOLID OAK has
opening for 50" TV vgc. $200.
941-204-5604
ENTERTAINMENT CTR. white-
wash, 2 pc. BRAND NEW
UNUSED $100 941-882-8149
FLOOR LAMP for Lanai, rocking
chair, nd side table, $40. call
941-624-4617
FRAME, OAK FRAME FOR mirror,
$20. Call 941-320-6418.
FURNITURE & APPLIANCES,
Call (941)-255-9950
FURNITURE-NEW, QUALITY
AT WHOLESALE PRICING.
941-234-3663 DEL AVAIL
HEADBOARD, SOLID OAK,
Queen size. $25. 941-637-8181
LOVE SEAT 60" long Good con-
dition. $60. 941-474-5293
MATRESS KING/BOX, LIKE
NEW! STERNS & FO PILLOW TOP.
$300. 941-628-3712
MATTRESS & BOXSPRING
King, Sealy Posturepedic, spring
free, like new. Pd $3000 asking
$695 obo (941)-408-8989
MATTRESS SET PILLOWTOP
queen size new in plastic just
$299.call rich at 941-661-1220
MATTRESS, QUEEN, BOX
SPRING & FRAME. LIKE NEW.
INCLUDES SHEET SET, COM-
FORTER. $80. SOLD
MATTRESS/BOXSPRING
QUEEN and bed frame. $200
941-575-5107
MIRROR FOR DRESSER, oak
frame, $20. Call 941-320-6418.
NEW QUALITY
FURNITURE AT
WHOLESALE PRICING.
941-234-3663 DEL AVAIL


FURNITURE
L aZ6035


PATIO SET 42" round glass top
table $60. 941-474-5293
PATIO SET, 5 pc. PVC, white
$90. 941-492-5495
PATIO TABLE, 44" GLASS/
BLACK WOOD. $30.00
{941}613-6815
PATIO/LANAI, 5 piece table set
w/cushions, Laguna. $125.
941-627-5747
POKER TABLE WITH Chips
$100.00 or best offer
941-493-6380 Venice
RECLINER, Leather w/ottoman.
Mushroom. Like new. $200. 941-
764-0326
RECLINERS (2) Natuzi Ginger
Leather $350. Best Taupe
Leather/Vinyl $300. Both Rock &
Swivel. Very Good Cond. (941)-
485-4225 Venice
RECLINERS, ROCKERS (2)
matching Tan. 1 mth old,
Microfiber. $275 (941)-764-6931
ROCKER BENT Wood, COMFY
neutral cushions, exc. cond. $25
941-882-8149
ROCKER, TAN, spiral arms,
cane seat & back. Good condi-
tion. Old. $40. 941-505-9315
SECTIONAL, LEATHER, excel-
lent, It. green, originally $3495,
sell $1000/obo. (941)-637-4995
SETEE- Antique Wicker pink
w/cushion. Fair cond. $55 941-
698-9904
SOFA & love seat, Dual reclining,
leather, hunter green, like new,
$500 obo (941)-484-2174
SOFA AND Love Seat set. Light
tan fabric. Good Condition.
$250.00. (941) 468-0956
SOFA BED, 6 piece set, multicol-
ored, cloth, matching chair, allnew,
never used $95 941-639-2478
SOFA EASY clean waterproof
fabric. Almond/mocha color. $60
(941)623-8301
SOFA, BEIGE LEATHER, $400
massage, 2 footrests, New.
813-634-9058 in Venice
SOFA, Florida print, yellow sail-
cloth. Good condition. $85. 941-
429-6091
SWIVEL ROCKERS (2) BLUE
MICROFIBER. $100.00.
941-524-0100
TABLE WHITE Wrought Iron
Glass Table Set w/matching bar
stools $300. 941-270-0324
TABLE, ROUND Glass Top, 30"
Brushed silver metal w/4 chairs.
$150. (941)-740-0071
TABLE, UNIQUE TRIANGLE,
glass top, faux stone, off white,
perfect $50 941-882-8149
TABLE-COFFEE DOUBLE DOL-
PHIN. GREAT COND.CERAMIC
$100.00 941-426-8407






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I FURNITURE



TABLE: TIKI TABLE W/ 2 chairs
$300.00 or best offer
941493-6380 Venice
TABLES, GLASS TOP W/GOLD
LEGS. PRETTY, 3 PIECE SET
$200.00 941-400-3179
TEA CART, RATTAN (rolling)
tea/coffee cart excellent condi-
tion $65, 941-276-2772
TELEPHONE TABLE & CHAIR
circa 1940's, dark wood
nice cond. $75 941-882-8149
TV STAND, Black, glass front,
holds 32" TV. Ex cond. $25.
941-575-9985
WRITING TABLE on rollers for
bed or chair adj. tilts $20.00
941-743-0749

ELECTRONICS
6038


AV CONTROLLER, Onkyo PR-
Sc885 (w/true Dolby). $215.
941-625-1920
DVD PLAYER & video cassette
recorder, JVC, never used,
$75.(941)-4884109
PLAYSTATION 3 80GB, 15 lat-
est games, NEW w/ BOX.
$499. OBO 941-347-7471
PSP LIMITED Edition Madden
09, 5 games, 1 movie, chargers &
extras $180obo 941-268-7379
SUBWOOFER VELODYNE CT-
120. Perfect. $115 941-625-
1920
SUBWOOFER, INFINITY
BASSLINK SUBWOOFER FOR CAR
$200. OBO 239-220-6412
SUBWOOFER, YAMAHA 200W
POWERED SUBWOOFER $200.
OBO 239-220-6412
YAMAHA SPEAKER, 400 watt
2'3" high x 18" wide $75
Bob (941)-625-5442

|TV/STEREO/RADIO



CD'S 300 GOOD CONDITION
FIRST $200 TAKES IT ALL! 941-
875-1203.
CD'S 300 pristine cond. Rock-N-
Roll, Movie Soundtracks etc.
$300 941-882-8149
DIRECT TV Receiver & DVR,
$100., Pre amp Parasound 850,
$60. Subwoofer, AR research,
$50., Bookshelf Speakers, Klip-
sch Synergy B2, $75. pair,
Waferdale Diamond 7.2, $50. pr.,
BIC, DV62S, $50. pr. Movie
Screen, $75., (941)-423-0988
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MOVIES OVER 250 DVD's &VHS,
in perfect cond. $500 or trade
for handgun. (941)-204-2781
SOUND SYSTEM, BOSE 3-2-1
VIDEO/AUDIO (DVD/CD)
$250.00 SOLD SOLD SOLD
SPEAKER/DOCKING STATION
FOR IPOD, LOGIC 3, AC/DC, $40
239-220-6412
SPEAKERS {2}, HOME 3-WAY
w/12' woofers. Like new. $75.00
PR (941)-585-9349
SPEAKERS {6} AUDIO, VIDEO,
SURROUND. NICE SOUND.
$140.00 ALL (941)-585-9349
STEREO, ALPINE CDA7894
AM/FM CD CAR STEREO. $180.
OBO 239-220-6412
STEREO, SONY XPLOD AM/FM
CD PLAYER for vehicle. Like new.
$50.00 obo 941-257-8685
SURROUND SYSTEM Sony
SAVA-500, 5.1 Dolby As new
cond. $95. 941-882-8149
SURROUND SYSTEM, BOSTON
ACOUSTIC 5.1 W/250W SUB
$400 OBO. 239-220-6412
TV STAND, 44"X20" three glass
shelves. Like new. $40.00 941-
228-1745
TV ZENETH 27" Flat screen,
color, stereo w/ Pic in Picture.
$125. (941)475-9282
TV, 30", SAMSUNG, 2y/o,CRT,
digital signal, $175 obo exc.cond
941-624-4442.
TV, 50" Hitachi Projection. Great
picture. Only $300. 941-423-
7970
TV-PANASONIC 131N. COLOR
cable ready w/remote good.
cond. $35 941-698-9904
VCR WORKING & 25 kid's tapes
(Disney etc.) all exc. $20/all
941-882-8149


I COMPUTER
EQUIPMENT
W4 6060

CD ROM: Broderbund Click
Art/EDIT, UNOPENED, 4 products
in 1. $15 941-882-8149
CD ROM: Point & Speak voice
recognition Win 95 & later $5.00
941-882-8149
CD-ROMS: (12) Bible, Maps
Home Improv, Legal, etc. Many
unopened $15. 941-882-8149


CHAIR, DESK, Black Leather.
Excellent condition. $50. 941-
475-3089
COMPUTER GAMES Backyard
Football & Backyard Hockey, $20
941-623-4043
COMPUTER SYSTEM Incl.
monitor, mouse. $75. 941-629-
5922.
COMPUTER, NEW HOME PC -
never opened w/mouse & Kb
$250. 941-204-5604
DAVE IN-HOUSE-OFFICE com-
puter repair, set-up Serving Char-
lotte Co. 9+ years 941-629-6337
DESK-COMPUTER, L shaped
w/hutch, new cond. $175.
941-276-7316
MODEMS SPRINT DSL #SP-
645R-A1-DHCP-0105. Brand NIB
(2) $15/ea. 941-882-8149
MONITOR DELL, $25.00 Call
941-613-1951
MONITOR, COMPAQ $15.00
Works good. (941)-585-9349
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NETWORK CARD 32 bit PCI for
Desktop Win. 98 Vista, New in
sealed box $10 941-882-8149
PRINTER HP 3015 All-in-one w/
doc feeder. 15ppm, blk 12A toner
cart. $55 obo. 941-979-7743
PRINTER, 1 yr old, HP OfficeJet
All in One, J4580, w new ink.
Doesn't work from computer. $50
(941)-488-4109

CLOTHING / JEWELRY
L ACCESSORIES



ARMY BDU'S,GENUINE with
patches, shirts/pants Med-Long
$15 EA. 941-882-8149
BOMBER JACKET INDIANA
Jones type, brown, medium, $20.
941-320-6418.
BOYS CLOTHING, Size 5/6
35 pieces. Great condition.
941-268-3010 $25.00 for all
BRACELET: LADIES sterling sil-
ver herringbone bracelet $15.
941-423-2585
CAMO GEAR shirts & pants Med-
Long NEW Genuine U.S. Army
$15 ea. 941-882-8149
CHAPS, LEATHER, NEW lined
FITS-S-M, sidebraid. $100. 941-
698-1039
CLOTHES: CHICO'S Womens
Clothes 5 pieces, like new, sizes
2-3 $20 941-979-2006
DOCKERS, MENS SZ 30x32
shirts, large. Like new. $5.00
each. 941-228-1745
DRESS SHIRTS, IZOD, L/S 17
1/2 (8). LIKE NEW. $50 ALL.
941-875-1203.
EARRINGS, PAIR of heart
shaped earings. 5gr tw 14k. $40.
941-423-2585.
HAT: GREEN hat with mosquito
netting all around it. $10.
941-423-2585.
JACKET JEAN genuine Levi
Men's small RED TAB exc.
cond. $15. 941-882-8149
JACKET, LEATHER Bike NEW
ladies M-L Beautiful. $100. 941-
698-1039
JACKET, NEW motorcycle jacket
black leather man/woman long
xxxxl $100.00 941-743-0749
JACKET: JEAN Mens Medium
flannel lined exc cond
$10. 941-882-8149
JACKETS LEATHER KIDS 1-L
1-S, Wilsons fully lined PERFECT
$40 both 941-882-8149
JEWELRY, Pk. Lane Jewelry 1/2
price. Never worn $10.-$100.
941-268-3010 Purchased for kit
LADIES CLOTHES, Size 11/12
$2-$5 each. 941-625-1863
SHIRTS, BROOKS BROTHERS
(8) 17 1/2 35. $50 FOR ALL.
941-875-1203.
SHIRTS: MENS button down,
Large and extra large. Excellent
condition. $4.00 each. 625-2627
SHOES, BOSTONIAN MEANS 9
1/2, BROWN. ALMOST NEW.
$50. 941-875-1203.
SHOES, FLORSHEIM MENS.
ALMOST NEW, 9 1/2, BLACK.
$25. 941-875-1203
SUIT: LADIES SUIT Evan Picone
size 12, It. green linen
PERFECT $15 941-882-8149
SUITS (2), BROOKS BROTHERS
48R. $100 BOTH. 941-875-
1203.
TENNIS BRACELET DIAMOND
14K gold 28+ Diamonds. Orig
$3500 Ask $1200 941-662-


9629
TIES, BROOKS BROTHERS (8)
$50. ALL. 941-875-1203.
UNIFORMS, CHILDREN'S
POLOS, Shorts, khaki's, dresses,
sizes 4 to 8, $15, 623-4043


CLOTHING / JEWELRY
L ACCESSORIES



WATCH, GUCCI 9000 MENS
TWO TONE WATCH EXC. COND.
$199 FIRM 941-875-1203.
WEDDING DRESS, small, bride
is 5' 100lbs wet. $45.00
nds/clean (941)-585-9349
WOMEN'S PETITE (SZ. 4-8)
Over 20 QUALITY pieces-$20
OBO. 941-637-9626
WOMEN CLOTHES, like new
pants, shirts, size 16-22. $5.00
each. 941-228-1745

I ANTIQUES
COLLECTIBLES



US 17 ANTIQUE MALL 5260
Duncan Rd. (US17) 941- 347-
8044 M -S 10- 4, Sun. 11-4
I BUY WWI II. U.S., Ger
man, Japanese, Helmets, Hats,
Insignia, Bayonetts, Swords,
Daggers. Etc.,
Eric (941)-624-6706

I BUY TOY TRAINS
Any age Any Condition
Top prices paid
(941)-426-5998
JUKEBOX, ROWE w/manual-
Uses 45 records, takes .25c
$495. 941-204-5604
DRESSER, 5-DRAWER. Antique
Oak High Boy. $499.
(941)575-5999
SOJI SCREEN 8 panels 18"w
& 65"H Exc. cond. Pd. $1200,
Asking $500. (941)-766-1003
SEWING MACHINE ELECTRIC
$75.00. 941-743-0749
ALWAYS BUYING
ANTIQUES, ART, SILVER
NEW ENGLAND ANTIQUES
(941) 639 -9338
HUMMEL GOEBEL "Clear As A
Bell" stamped #2181 & 2002,
signed. $40 941-882-8149
COINS (3) American Mint
Presidents, 20 gm. pure silver
w/cert. $150. 941-882-8149
SWORD AUTHENTIC ARMY
OFFICERS SABRE, exc cond.
$250 941-286-5601
DECANTERS JIM Beam Col-
lectors (12) beautiful &
exc. cond. $250 941-882-8149
DECANTERS JIM Beam (12) col-
lectible, exc. cond.
$250 obo 941-882-8149
MAGAZINE LIFE'S TRIBUTE TO
POPE JOHN PAUL II, exc. cond.
$20 941-882-8419
MAGAZINE LIFE'S TRIBUTE TO
POPE JOHN PAUL II, exc. cond.
$20 941-882-8149
FIGURINE: GOEBEL Figurine,
Spaniel Black & gray. Excellent
cond. $20 941-882-8149
CLOCK OAK MALLARD Duck &
carved wood decoy exc & beauti-
ful $40 941-882-8149
ART DUCK watercolor OAK
framed, 3 SIGNED ltd. ed
(3) $300. 941-882-8149
FIGURINE BASSETT Hound
"Classic Critters 1984"
PERFECT $30 941-882-8149
BOOKS, (10) & US Stamps new,
Celebrate the century. Pd $499,
sell $125 (941)-268-9029
BUSCH NASCAR MIRROR,
42" X 24". Like new. $40.00
(941)764-7817
DALE EARNDHART SR life sized
cardboard busch promo- fig-
ure.$40.00 (941)-764-7817
GOLD FRAMED CLARA LENSKI
WATERCOLOR (flowers/vase)
$325.00 941-698-1039
FORKS/KNIFES/SPOON/GOLD-
PLATED/=157pcs., cherry box.
Great deal $80. 941-698-1039
FRAMED PRINT, RC COLA
BARN/FRAMED JIM HARRISION
#41 $475.00 941-698-1039
ROD, STEEL & reel, rare Hurd
pistol grip wood handle. $150.00
Firm. 941-639-9134
DIECAST BANKS, misc. logos
$15.00 each. 941-255-1582
COMIC BOOKS, misc. titles
$125 for all. 941-255-1582
ELVIS MUSICAL DECANTERS
$250.00 (4) 941-255-1582
LIGHT, Busch Beer Neon, 34x19
$200.00 941-255-1582
JACK DANIELS COLLECTIBLE
DECANTER. UNOPENED. $50.00
941-875-1203.
DOM PERIGNON, 1976
UNOPENED. $100. 941-875-
1203.
PLAYBOY MAGAZINES 1960S
PRESENT 400 ISSUES. $200.
941-875-1203.
RECORDS Jackson Five Sky
Writer 1973; The Jacksons 1976
$20/ea. (941)475-9282
MANTLE, DBL for FIREPLACE -
with columns & mirror. Oak,
$275. (941)-764-6931
CANDLESTAND- MAPLE OVAL
TOP with spider leg & pad foot.
EX. cond. $225 941-698-9904

S MUSICAL


ACCORDION, 120 Bass, Excel-
sior $200. Call (941)-391-6075
AMP, FENDER BLUES JR. Guitar
Amp, $350. 941-320-6418.
AMP, Vox Cambridge Reverb.
Like new. $180.00 OBO Gary
941-412-0019
BOOKS: PROFESSIONAL musi-
cal fake books from 1900-1980.
$150 BO 941412-0019


I MUSICAL



CLARINET Bb Buffet, Model
B12 Adult used, 3 mths old.
Excellent $400. (941)-743-4288
FENDER TELECASTER DELUXE
NEW FIRST $300 TAKES IT. 941-
875-1203.
GIG BAG New, for electric guitar
$30.00 BO call Gary
941-412-0019
GUITAR AMP, Small Peavy Stu-
dio. $50. Call 941-320-6418.
GUITAR with gig bag, Martin
Backpacker. Like new. $125.00.
Call Gary 941-412-0019
LP's, JAZZ- 2 for $1.00. JAZZ
CDs-2 for $5.00 TEL: 941-484-
9803 (Venice)
MIXER, MACKIE 12 CHANNEL
mixer, $50. Call 941-320-6418.
MUSIC CHAIR retro Elvis, plush
cushioned seat/W storage under
seat $185. 941-626-5778
ORGAN ALLEN 225 Private
Owner Excellent condition.
$4000. 570-578-8101
ORGAN w/bench & music books,
Gulbrensen Lmt Edt. Works.
$200. 941-204-5604
ORGAN, HAMMOND B3,
W/PR40 TONE CABINET &
LESLIE $5900. 941-356-0213
PIANO, KAWAI W/BENCH, wal-
nut, beautiful condition and tone.
$1500. Call 276-5208
RECORDS 78, MANY SINGLES
AND ALBUNS $2 & UP ALL LIKE
NEW 743-0749
TONE GENERATOR, Yamaha.
Many effects. $150. OBO Gary
941-412-0019

| MEDICAL
6095


1995 FORD WINDSTAR w/ low-
ered fir. & rear ramp. 100k mi.
$9,000. obo (941)-4744922
BODY MAT Full Body Massager,
Conair, 5 zones, heat, NEW $20.
941-882-8149
C-PAT MACHINE, Resmed, hard-
ly used with all accessories.
$400 (941)-575-5687

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HOSPITAL BED, ELECTRIC.
$475, 941-492-3414
HOSPITAL BED, Electric.
$499.00 941-4744922
Lift Chair $100 Call (941) 626-
1729
LIFT CHAIR MAUVE $125.00
**SOLD!**
LIFT: HARMAR SWING AWAY
Mobility Chair Lift. Exc. $600.
(941)-875-4304
MASSAGER, HOMEDICS Back
Chair massager w/heat. Good
cond. $10 941-882-8149
MASSAGER-NECK Showgun
Shiatsu Kneading, works great
$10. 941-882-8149
POTTY CHAIR, Handicap
$10.00 941-474-4922
POWER CHAIR.
Jazzy 1120 $250 OBO
Wauchula 863-448-2233
RAMP, wheel/powerchair for
riser/threshold at entry. 2 sizes
$70. & 90. 941-475-3089
TRANSFER BOARD DELUXE
NEW 8X30 $30.00
call 941-474-4922
WALKER, 3 Wheel. $25.00.
941-474-4922
WHEEL CHAIR, Jazzy Electric.
$499.00 Call 9414744922
WHEELCHAIR, NEW, LG. $150
941-492-3414
WHEELCHAIR-POWER
PRIDE Jet 2, 1 yr. old. $675.
(941)-875-4304

SHEALTH/BEAUTY



HAIR, HUMAN, for weave by
Jackson 4 pkg unopened, 1
opened. $15 all 941-882-8149
SHIATSU MASSAGING CUSH-
ION, Homedic Like New. $35.
Bob (941)-625-5442

| TREES & PLANTS



BROMELIAD Very Big with an
amazing firecracker blume $25
941-979-2006


FERN, Very Large Staghorn,
$75. obo (941)-484-7396
PATIO BLOCKS 16x16 Reg
$3.47 sell for $1.00 each 20 x
20 patio 941-639-3496
PATIO BLOCKS 16x16 Reg
$3.47 sell for $1.00 each 20 x
20 patio 941-639-3496
PLUMERIA/FRANGIPANI
NAMED and unnamed varieties.
$5 up. 941-575-8588


TREES & PLANTS



TREMENDOUS TREE SALE-ava-
cado, kiwi, mango, grapes, cherry,
banana, lychee,jacaranda, 4684372
loc. in NW PC-Call for Appointment

BABY ITEMS
6120TEMS


BED, DARK Wood, Sleigh Tod-
dler Bed w/Mattress. $75 obo
941-661-4217
BOOSTER CAR SEAT, Century,
grey, up to 65 Ibs. $20.00
941-268-3010
BOOSTER CAR SEAT, Navy
Blue, up to 65 Ibs.. $20.00
941-268-3010 Great condition.
BOY CLOTHES, 0-3 mos over
110 pieces and extra's $80.00
941429-8171
CLOTHES MATERNITY, sm-
med. 50pieces. $60 all.
941-769-0690.
CRIB, CONVERTIBLE Crib
w/mattress, great shape, $100
obo call 941-661-4217
GIRL CLOTHES, 18 mo old,
shoes, etc. $30.00 941-429-
8171
KICK AND PLAY seat, Fisher
Price. Like new. $20.00 941-
228-1745
MUSICAL GYM, Fisher Price
rainforest. Like new. $10.00
941-228-1745
TRAIN TABLE,Thomas Train Out-
fit 4T, Thomas lunch box. Like
new. $50.00 OBO 941-257-8685

GOLF ACCESSORIES



4 new golf cart tires and rims with
hub caps. All for $120 624-4244
GOLF CART, 2002 EZ Go,
lights, high speed chip. $2100.
(941)-587-1859
GOLF CART, TRI-WHEEL
for sale. $500 or best offer.
Good Condition.
Call (941)-475-8267
GOLF CARTS 2005 CLUB
CARS CHOICE OF 3 STARTING
AT $2495. ALL EXCELLENT
CALL MIKE 941-627-3172
GOLF CLUBS New ladies' Walter
Hagen Amer Way, 2 woods 5 irns.
Bag/trolley $85. 941-625-0075
IRONS, WILSON BLUE Ridge
Sam Snead. 3,4,5,6,7,8,9 PW
putter. Xlnt. $85 625-0075

| EXERCISE/
S FITNESS
66128S

AB WORKS by NordicTrac
excellent condition. $35
941-882-8149
BOWFLEX ULTIMATE 1 yr old
inclds 3 work out DVDs & book.
$400. (941)-889-7823
EXERCISE BIKE, Scwinn Airdyne
used, but like new. $275
(941)-426-3651
TREADMILL PROFORM
POWER folding multi-speed good
cond.$110 941-698-9904
TREADMILL, POWER, FOLDING,
VAR. SPEED PWR. INCL. GREAT
cond. $135. 941-474-4254
TREADMILL, PRO-FORM runs
sometimes. $5. ph. 941-628-
4950
TREDMILL, MANUAL, folding,
brand new, $80 obo.
(941)-629-2698

SPORTING GOODS



BATTING CAGE 60X12
W/PITCHING MACHINE for base-
ball $275 obo ***SOLD***
BICYCLE: SCHWINN Electric
Bicycle. $450 Call 941-460-8077
or 941-681-1752
CASTING REEL, Shimano 250
Calcuta, as new $150.00
941-639-9134
CHAIR: SPORTY wicker tailgate
chair with Buc's theme. Must see.
$200 firm. 941-626-5778
FISHING POLES {3}, BOAT
RODS w/Penn reels. $60.00
each OR? (941)-764-7817
FREE POOL TABLE Includes
some accessories. AS IS.


GUN SHOW
July 11 & 12
Sat. 9-5 & Sun 9-4
Charlotte County
Fairgrounds
2333 El Jobean Rd.
Port Charlotte
BUY-SELL TRADE
NEW/USED
FREE Parking
Carry Permit Class Sat. 5pm
2 GUYS SHOWS
727-776-3442

JACKET, DALE EARNHARDT SR
CHASE AUTH. AUTOED JACKET
$499/OBO. 239-220-6412


MODEL AIR PLANES, 2 Remote
Control. $125.00 each
Call 941-474-4922
RC PLANES (2) with futaba radio
control system also has ultra
tote. $250.00 941-4744922.
ROD/REEL SPINNING, ORVIS
ANTIQUE/LURES/ALL FOR $400.
941-628-3712
SHARK ROD, Penn Int 30T on
80# Rod $165, call 941-286-
7893


SPORTING GOODS



SLEEPING BAG, BRAND NEW
NEVER USED, Academy Broad-
way $15 941-882-8149

|I FIREARMS |
6131


357 MAGNUM, practically new,
$525. In Venice. (207)-332-6742
AR 15 PISTOL 223 cal. 3 30
round clips & ammo, $1300. Call
941-380-4080.
CASH PAID FOR GUNS & AMMO
ANY YEAR OR TYPE (863)-990-
5685
COLTS (2) AR15, new, $1195
each. 2 Mini 14's SS, $795 each.
(941)-626-0799

FLORIDA CONCEALED
Weapons Pemit Class
(941)697-1885

RIFLE, Mauser 270 cal. Model
3000L w/ Bushnell scope, LH.
Mint! $725. 941-740-2152

I FIREARMS
I ACCESSORIES I
6132

PRIMERS, REMINGTON 7.5,
Small rifle, 2 box of 1000, Win-
chester sm pistol primers, 1 box of
1000 $50/ea cash 941-624-2187

BICYCLES/
TRICYCLES
^m 6135

BICYCLE 16" Used Black Mon-
goose $15 941-625-2604
BICYCLE, 16" Used Red Rallye -
$15- 941-625-2604
BIKE, GT DYNO BIKE like new,
new parts, extra back rim $115,
(941)-426-3651
BIKE: 3 WHEEL new paint, tires,
brake pads, rear basket $165.
941-258-0890
RACING BIKE, Boys toddler
w/training wheels. $15.00 Great
condition 941-268-3010
SEAT FOR baby; attaches to
your adult bike. $20. 276-7316
TRICYCLE BY Radio Flyer, tod-
dler size.Pink/ purple. $25.
941-276-7316
TRICYCLE- SHWINN ADULT W/
LARGE basket on back, $95,
941-698-9904

TOYS
6138


ART EASEL-FISHER Price. Con-
verts to art desk. $20. 276-7316
COMPUTER CD KID GAMES
w/manuals. $3. Each!
941-423-7611 Fun & Educational!
DOLLHOUSE, MANSION, Little
Tikes, 43x18x31, retired. $65.
941-627-5747
DREAM KITCHEN with table and
4 chairs ..Little Tykes Step 2
...like new. $50 941-473-0292
I BUY TOY TRAINS
Any age Any Condition
TOP PRICES PAID
(941)-426-5998
RC HELI .30 Venture Cp
ready to fly many upgrds
$425. 941-204-5604
XBOX, GAMES, CORDLESS
CONTROLLERS $60 firm
941-296-5162

PHOTOGRAPHY/
VIDEO
6140

CAMERA CANON SD1100 8
mega/3X zm/2.5" disp/2gig card
C.R. recom/$115 941-979-7743
TELE.LENSES SUNSTAR
135mm screw mount. $15.
941-423-2585.

1 POOL/SPA/
& SUPPLIES I
^^ 6145

HOT TUB, 5-person, 220, 24
jets, lounger, cover, $1650. Can
deliver. (941)-462-0633
HOT TUB/SPA w/cover, works,
5 1/2 x 8'. You remove. $175.
OBO 941-764-0614
POOL CHAIRS/TOWEL STAND
5 chairs and stand (pv)
all $40. 941-204-5604
POOL COVER REEL, 15 Foot.
Very Good Condition. $50.00
941-493-8049
SOLAR PANELS (7) + plumbing.
$400. obo (941)-255-9221

| LAWN & GARDEN



BEST PREOWNED #1 Riders &
Push sales & svc used parts Buy-
Sell-Trade Save big 941-2680917


BLOWER STIHL gas blower
model bg55 $125.
* *SOLD!**
BLOWER, FEATHER LITE GAS
Blower exc. cond $50.00 OBO
941-257-8685
BUY or SELL RIDING MOWERS,
Any Condition 941-268-5442
or 941-623-3374
DROP SPREADER, VIGORO,
Like New .$25.
Bob (941)-625-5442









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LAWN & GARDEN
L Z 6160


EDGER, Craftsman, 3.5 hp
Briggs & Stratton $7sold sold
sold 941-661-3298
EDGER, MCLANE 3.5hp $65.
Call 941-815-6127
EDGER, MTD 3.5hp, Used 2
times. New $280, sacrifice
$150. PC. 941-391-1260
EDGER, SEARS 3.5hp. $55.
Call 941-815-6127

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LAWN TRACTOR CRAFTSMAN
42" AUTO SERVICED READY TO
MOW $850. 941-204-1602
LEAF BLOWER Gas
Stihl Big 72. $20.
Bob (941)-625-5442
MOWER, Craftmans, self prop,
rect srvc, belt, fltr, etc. 4 mulch
bids, v/gd. $135. 941-575-5141
MOWER, CRAFTSMEN, 22"
cut, high wheel, self propelled,
6.5HP, $165 (941-426-3651
MOWER: SNAPPER Pushmow-
er w/drv. runs and drives grt.
moving $75. 941-204-5604
PLANTERS, CEMENT, Swan &
urn (grape design), $10. ea. or
$15 both. 941-624-4617
RIDING MOWER, 42" Crafts-
man, 0 turn. Like new. 941-
268-5442 or 941-623-3374
SPREADER: AGRI fab spreader
for ride on lawn mower brand
new $45. 941-625-1863
TRACTOR, CRAFTSM;AN.
24hp, twin cyl., auto trans, 48"
cut, like new, lo hrs. $895.
***SOLD* ***
TRAILER, JOHN DEERE, DUMP,
METAL, 3x4 FT. GOOD COND.
$100. 941-626-6827
TRIMMER STRAIGHT SHAFT,
ECHO, mod SRM 210. $125.
941-204-1602
TRIMMER, Homelite w/ straight
shaft. $55. (941)-764-7670
UMBRELLA, PATIO, NEW $75
Olive Green, Heavy Duty.
Bob (941)-625-5442
WEED EATER electric, battery,
gas $25 & up. 941-626-3102
WEED WACKER Echo gas
model smr $45. **SOLD**
WEED WACKER,
ROBI, 31cc, $35.
Bob (941)-625-5442
WEEDEATERS GAS TYPE. new
fuel hoses & fiter $50
941-204-1602
WHEELBARROW, $20.00 OBO
941-639-9134
WOODCHIPPER (TROY BUILT)
6 1/2 H.P. 3" cap. Ex. Cond.
$350. 941-375-8324
WOODCHIPPER-TROY BUILT
6 1/2 H.P. 3"CAP-EX COND
$350.00 941-375-8324


BUILDINGS
Z 6165

BUILDING 8X16X8'H, 3 doors 3
windows, T1/11 ext. w/metal
roof $6500 or trade 941-626-3102
SHED, METAL, 2 YRS OLD
13.6"LX 10'WX 7'H, $350.
941-766-0679


2"X4"X16', 24 used, $1.50
each All for $30'
941-258-4007
CABINETS, KITCHEN & Bath,
tub, sinks & faucets. PGI, Make
offer. 386-864-2011
FLOOR, VINYL-WOOD design
w/border, NEW Amtico, approx.
150 sf., $75. 941-320-6418.
FLOORING, BAMBOO WOOD
FLOOR, new, 3 full boxes and 1
partial box, $40. 941-320-6418.
HURRICANE PANEL hardware
Fastener CARRIERS metal, FULL
w/hdwr, $250 941-882-8149
HURRICANE SHUTTERS metal
- 18 assorted sizes with tracks -
$10.00 each 941-766-7085
L-BRACKET, Streetlight, 6'long,
HDG pipe mounts to pole. $10.
941-629-8955
PRIVACY FENCE, 24 PANEL
6X8 $495. You Take Down. 941-
624-0568
SLIDING DOORS 2/8ft, 1/12'
bronze single pane $150. &
$200. 941-625-8009
SLIDING GLASS DOOR,
60"x80, white, $75. 941-258-
0168
VANITY: BATHROOM vanity
w/top. White, small. $15.
(941)-623-8301
WINDOW 3X3 PGT ALM SP
FROSTED $75.- B.O.
(941) 539-4178

TOOLS/ MACHINERY



CHAIN SAW POULAN 14"
w/case and extra chains $100
941-204-1602
COMPOUND MITER SAW, 10"
Delta. $40. sold sold
COMPRESSOR, 2hp/4gal.
Campbell Hausfeld $sold sold
sold
ELECTRIC HOIST, 120V 800LB
cap w/controls mounting bracket
Never used. $50. 941-637-8181
FLOOD LIGHTS on Tripod Twin
Halogen. Like New. $30.
Bob (941)-625-5442
GENERATOR Coleman, 5000
Watt Powermate, 10HP. Great
cond. $350. 941-662-9629
GENERATOR PROGEN 5000
$550/obo WELDER 130xp
$450/obo (941)-740-0264
GENERATOR, KABOTA,
ARX2500, Like new. $500 (231)-
881-1026
HYDRAULIC JACK (bottle),
NAPA, 12 ton. $25. 941-629-
8955
JIGSAW WITH STORAGE BAG,
BLACK & DECKER, JS500
$30.00 CALL 941-475-4629
NAIL GUN SENCO FINISH NAIL-
ER, NEVER USED w/hard case
$100. 941-286-5601
PAINT SPRAYER, WAGNER
Clean, ready to go! $35.
Bob (941)-625-5442
PRESSURE WASHER Campbell
Hausfeld 1300 PSI. $55.
941-416-1827
PRESSURE WASHER, Sunbeam
2000 PSI, 3.75 HP 941-255-
1582 $125.00
RECEIVER HITCH Dodge
PU/Drawtite #75061. $50. 941-
475-9689
SAFETY HARNESS 420 Ib cap.,
medium duty, exc. cond. $50
941-286-5601
SANDBLASTER, 80 LB. $70.
Almost new with sand.
Bob (941)-625-5442
SAW 2 man antique tree cutting
saw, 6', exc. handles & cond
$100 941-286-5601
SAW SCROLL Dewalt complete
DW788 A-1 $250. 941-474-5293


TOOLS/ MACHINERYI




SAW, TABLE, RYOBI w/stand -
almost new. don't need it
$100. 941-204-5604
SCAFFOLDING 5' w/wheels
Very Good Condition. $65
941-286-5601
SURVEY CST/BERGER Tripod &
Measure Stick, AS NEW cond.
$25 941-286-5601
TORCH, Acetylene & Oxygen, 2
Tanks, Uniweld Carrier
$100. obo sold sold
TORQUE WRENCH, 3/4" drive
34" long, older dial type. $35.
941-629-8955
WHEEL PULLER, NEW POWER-
BUILT STEERING #648645
$75.00 CALL 941-475-4629

FARM EQUIPMENT
6195


FARM EQUIPMENT: ROOT RAKE
-SCARIFIER. $149. 941-505-
7272
TRACTOR EQ: BLADE rear like
new. $199 941-505-7272
TRACTOR EQ: RAKE Landscape
like new $199. 941-505-7272

I OFFICE/BUSINESS
I EQUIP.SUPLIES



DESK, COMP Corner w/ shelf. 2
dr file cab. Bk shelf. Cherry lam
w/gray posts $150. 941-979-7743
DESK, EXECUTIVE, Credenza,
Chair, Cherry. New over $3000,
$500 (231)-881-1026
FAX/ANSWER MACHINES (2)
thermal paper Panasonic Brother
exc. $10 ea. 941-882-8149
HUNDREDS OF Pre-owned desks,
files, chairs, conf tables. OFFICE
OUTFITTERS 881 E Venice Ave.,
Venice 485-7015, 800-330-9215
PHONES, OFFICE, RCA matching,
4-line, 1 cord 1 cordless. 16 pre-
sets, more. $25. 941-979-7743
POSTS: 8 White Vinyl Realtor
Sign Post, Easy 2 install
$25 each. 941-628-2207
TABLE & 4 stools. 36" tall with
45" rd. glass top/4 swivel stools/
Bronze metal/$65 941-979-7743

BIRDS
6231


WANTED: DOVES AND Pigeons
Call: 941-496-2916

|CATS
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.
KITTEN, FREE to good home.
Very affectionate.
(941)-764-7817
KITTENS Free to good home. Lit-
ter trained Zolfo Springs call 863-
735-0744
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.


IDDOGS
L v 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.
BEAGLE PUPPIES 3M Tri Col-
ored, 9wks old, Have 6 & 9 wk
shots $150 (863)-491-5148
BOSTON TERRIER PUPPIES, 2
females $450 each. 2 males
$400 each. Call 941-8754017.
BOXER AKC 1 F 2 M Ready
Fawn & white. HC & shots $500.
(941)-270-7302






CHOC LAB PUPS AKC + CKC,
dew claws removed, dewormed, 2
sets of shots. $600 941-286-7623
COCKER SPANIELS, AKC,
11 WEEKS, $250.
941-426-2768
DACHSHUND PUPPIES
$250
815-6717
DACHSHUNDS AKC, Mini,
9wks, 1st shots, wormed, 2/M
$250 ea 1/F tiny $425 (863)-
494-6983
GERMAN SHEPHERD 1.5 yrs.
Female, $400. Call for Details.
(941)-743-5453
GERMAN SHEPHERD, black &
tan, 2 yrs old, free to good home,
***Found Good Home***
HAVANESE AKC 21wks,
Male & female. $850/ea;
Days 941- 445-4176 OR
830-8606
MINATURE RAT Terriers, papers
& health cert. 10 wks old. Very
affectionate. (239)-633-5500
MINI DACHSHUND pups, AKC,
short hair, M (4), different colors,
$500. (941)-240-1736
PITT/CURR PUP, Male, '13 wks.
shots, wormed, Also Female, 16
mos. $50/ea. (941)-833-0504
POODLES-STANDARD, AKC,
championship blood lines, parents
on prem. 7 Females, 2 males,
Black. $600 321-2636597
YORKIE MALE, 9 months,
housetrained. Very sweet.
$300.00 941412-3803
YORKIES, MALE, FEMALE, par-
ents on premises. Ready 7/12.
Pick now & deposit. Papers. Vet
checked. 1st shots. $650 ea.
941-697-8599

LIVESTOCK
L11W4Z6235


CHICKENS $10 $15 Call (239)
789-5785
COWS, BRED BEEF COWS. All
of them bred to Champion Maine-
Anjou bull and due to calve in the
fall. One is halter broke and can
be milked. Asking $550 each.
Call (941)467-0197 or (863)494-
4450 www.silverkingfarms.com

I PET SUPPLIES
& SERVICES
waz 6236

AFRICAN CICHLIDS BABIES
For Sale- $5 a fish Please call Pat
941-391-7502
BIRD CAGE. HQ Play Top Powder
Coated 18x18x52 $100. 941-
764-0326

APPLIANCES
LW 6250


APPLIANCES
L 6250


$40 SERVICE CALL The Areas
most trusted Appliance Repair Ser-
vice, serving PC, N.P. Engl, Venice.
We can fix it! 941473-9484
A/C WINDOW UNIT EXC. condi-
tion, 10,000 BTU, $75.00
941-255-8565
APPLIANCES-4 WHITE 6 yr old
side by side GE fridge w
water/ice dispenser, over the
range microwave, electric range
& dishwasher. Exc. Cond. Sea-
sonal usage only. Like new.
$1000. 609-602-2021
DRYER KENMORE, LATE
MODEL. Exc. cond. $95. (941)-
460-0763
DRYER White, Whirlpool, loaded
w/ options. Works good. $55 -
941-979-7743
DRYER KENMORE Super
Capacity $65. 941-204-1602
DRYER, KENMORE DRYER
HEAVY DUTY $25.00 OBO 941-
257-8685
DRYER, Whirlpool, Excellent
Cond. $150 Call ***SOLD***
ELECTRIC BROILER w/rotis-
serie, Countertop Farberware
$15. 941-637-8181
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FREEZER PERFECT
COND.WHITE DOOR STYLE.
$145.00. 941-628-3712
FREEZER, WHITE, APROXI-
MATELY 4 years old,self-defrost,
$225.00 941-235-0142
ICE MAKER small Ice mach.
makes Cubes in 7 min. $75.
941-204-5604
MICROWAVE G.E., white,
countertop, 900 watts. Exc.
cond. $25. 941-637-8181
OVEN, CONVECTION & rotis-
serie, Countertop. Never used.
$40. 941-637-8181
QUALITY USED APPLIANCES
Start at $50. Service & Deliv-
ery Avail. 280 S. McCall Rd.
Englewood 941-468-4020
RANGE HOOD Broan white
ducted 30". Like new. $10. 941-
637-8181
RANGE, ELECTRIC, glass top,
self cleaning, black Frigidaire.
Exc. cond. $400/obo. 941-815-6329
REFRIGERATOR Kenmore, side
by side. Great cond. $450. 941-
662-9629
REFRIGERATOR HOTPOINT
20CF/ICEMAKER/WORKS well
$100.00 obo **SOLD!**
REFRIGERATOR, 23.5 cu. ft.
side-by-side for $100.00. Call
(941)-575-9505
REFRIGERATOR, AMANA Side
by Side, Yellow, water/ice
$125.00 941-524-0100
REFRIGERATOR, G.E., White
$140 OBO and Freezer, $175.
941-661-0883
REFRIGERATOR, White Gold-
star, office size w/small freezer,
Excl. cond. $60. 941-320-6418.
STOVE: GLASS top stove black
G E hot point $265.
941-626-3102
TOASTER OVEN, Black & Deck-
er, stainless new broil/bake/toast
cost $80 sell $35 941-629-8955
WASHER & DRYER $95.00
each. obo. Call 941-662-9683.
ask for Paul.


APPLIANCES
L ^ 6250


WASHERS/DRYERS $139.
each or $270. Set
1 Year Warranty.
941-766-0226
WASHER & DRYER, Kenmore,
$350. (941)-380-3690
WASHER & DRYER, Whirlpool
Supreme, White $125 ea or $200
for both. (941)-286-8424
WASHER White, Kenmore, top
load, loaded w/ options. Works
good. $75 941-979-7743
WASHER, FRIGIDAIRE HEAVY
DUTY. $100.00 OBO.
941-423-9888
WASHER, GE, EXTRA LARGE
capacity, 8 cycle, two speed
$30.00 OBO 941-257-8685
WASHER, KENMORE WASHER
SUPER Capacity $25.00 OBO
941-257-8685

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 For Sale Top of
the Line, Fresh Air. $400.
(941) 575-5999
BBQ GRILLWARE NEW 3
BURNER GAS GRILL. $150.00
CALL 941475-4629
BLINDS, 2-NEW in Box Faux
Wood White Blinds.72"w 64"L.
$60. Ea. 941-815-1852
BRIEFCASE, LEATHER, Eddie
Baurer. Like new. $30.00 941-
228-1745
CABINETS, 2-NEW in BOX wall
Mill's P. cabinets 24"W x30"W
941-815-1852 $40.Each
CASH PAID FOR GUNS & AMMO
ANY YEAR OR TYPE (863)-990-
5685
COMFORTER, Croscill with
shams, bedskirt. $50. 941-625-
1863
COOKOUT TOOLS: 2 stainless
steel and several other misc
tools. $5. 941-423-2585.
FIREWOOD..YOU HAUL
$30.00 pickup load..some
needs cut up. 941-258-0810
FLORIDA POSTS, 5"-8" + boards,
$6 ea, gates- 1- tubler 10' 2-farm
12', 200' long 4' high cyclone fence
w 3 gates make offer, gate opener
pump only $100. Fl canopy horse
hay feeder $135. 941-743-3306
GAS GRILL, Char-Broil works
good. $10. ph. 941-628-4950
GRILL, GAS, 3 burner,
S/S clean w/ cover.
$125.00 941-639-9134
LAMPS, pair of Stiffel lamps, 38"
high, $100. 941-625-1863
PEPSI MACHINE OLD, short
works with key $395.
941-626-3102
RC PLANE 30% Ultimate w
4.2 sachs w/ smoke. Huge.
$450. 941-204-5604
RUNNING BOARDS 2008 Toy-
ota Tundra dbl cab, ss $200 obo
call 941-380-0571
SAFE Combination dial, fire-
rated, adj. shelf, .8 cubic feet,
gray. $85 941-979-7743
STATUE, African Shona Stone
bird 23" high, $125. 941-625-
1863
STORAGE, NEW in box WALL
Storage 24"W x69"H. $75.00
941-815-1852 Mill's Pride
STOVE, GE glass top, black,
$100; student desk, $35; Phone
fax $35. (941)-629-6636
SUITCASE, $15
Hanger, Vinyl.
Bob (941)-625-5442


SUNCOAST BOATING


IBOATS-POWERED



"SAVE DOLPHINS"
Donate your Boat or Auto to
support Clearwater Marine
Aquarium's marine life
rescue work. Tax Deductible.
(727)-459-7208.
13' BOSTON WHALER, Daunt-
less, Honda 40hp, trailer & cover.
$8,000/obo. 941-815-3951
16' 1986 MAGNUM Bass Boat
w/ 175 Merc. Motor runs great!
$2,500. obo (941)-286-0756


17' CC skiff
T-top, polling platform,
1997 45hp stroke Honda
Both fully refurbished. Galv.
trailer like new cond.
$5950/obo 941-716-6792
1993 BAYLINER REN-
DEZVOUS 26' 175 HP MERC.GD
COND. $5,900 941-586-7947

CASH TODAY
For Your Boats & Jet Skis
(941)-268-7516
20' PONTOON BOAT 1993
50hp Johnson, Excellent original
cond. $3000 (941)-639-8741
21' AVENGER CC BAYBOAT,
1999 200 HP Suzuki OB w/very
low hrs, Tandem Trailer. Extra
Clean! $4,000. (941)-916-9577


BOATS-POWERED










21.8 1995 WELLCRAFT Coastal
2000 Yamaha 250HP, trailer,
**SOLD** $12,400 obo


32' WELLCRAFT, St. Topez,
1985, Full canvas, Raymarine
GPS, Prof. maintained. Recent
bottom paint, stored high & dry.
Exc. Cond! No Dealers. $14,000.
(941-223-0055


9.6' INFLATABLE WEST Marine
Boat w/ 5hp Nissan motor. Many
extras. SOLD

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


IBOATS-POWERED




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

B SAILBOATS




19.5' 54 LIGHTNING SAIL BOAT
NEED HELP, ALL HARDWARE &
MAST.$400.- B.O. 941 539-4178

27' 1975 Bristol 10 horse West-
erbk. deisel, 4' draft, solid deck
& bottom, fair sails. Needs lots
of work by able bodied owner
$2500.obo 941-698-9752


| PERSONAL
WATER VEHICLES
7332


I PERSONAL
WATER VEHICLES
7332

2005 SEA DOO (2)
RXP and RXT W/ tandem trailer,
all serviced, great condition
$10,250
Call 941 626-9263
2006 YAMAHA WAVERUNNER
DELUXE 4 hrs. Ex cond. Trailer,
garaged, 941-457-1661
$6000/obo
SEADOO'S (2) 2000 RX Milenni-
um and 2004 GTI LE RFI. Trailer
included. Good condition.
$5,500 OBO.
Call 941-391-1225.
SEADOOS, (2), 2003, low
hours, trailer, 2 docks. $6,500.
(941)-637-1167

| MISC. BOATS



1995 16' Cape Horn W/
75 Mercury(just serviced)
Bimini, fish finder, lights
trailer (2005) good condition
$5,250.
Call 941-626-9263
ACHILLES DINGHY LSI-88 Air
Floor, used 60 days, $2000 new,
Sell $1200 (941)-276-7677
DINGY, 10' hard sailing, made by
Hunter, new condition. $1100
(941)-661-7906 Charlie


BOAT STORAGE/
DOCKING
Z 7336


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

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


& EQUIP.



BIMINI TOP s/s tube frame
75" wide, tan, hardware,
$225. 941-639-9134

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Commercial Residential Construction
of Venice, Inc.

Pool Cages Screened Enclosures
Front Entries Custom Screen Doors
6" Seamless Gutter
Soffit & Fascia Facelift
Wayne Nottingham Outside Sales
115 Morse Court, North Venice, FL 34275
941-544-3256 CELL
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M n, Edwaru Ross
SServices, Inc.
No Job Too Big
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Pool Cages Screen Lanais
Acrylic Rooms
Screen Entries
Rescreens
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Handrail
Hurricane Shutters
Window Replacement
Over 30 Yrs Exp in
Venice Area

(941)408-8500


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THE CARPENTER INC.


* Custom 5", 6" Seamless
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* Hidden Hunger System
* Installation, Repair,
Clean-Outs
* Underground Drainage
Systems CBC060490


* Hurricane Protection
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* Contractors Welcome


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


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


BILL
JACOBSEN
ENTERPRISES
Clear
Fill
Grade
Culverts
Complete
Concrete Services

941-391-0694


Pou-Jac, Inc. 0010641


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


LeVasseur
Building & Rernoderinog. Irv-


Steve Levasseur, Presiaent
For all your construction needs, call us tod
941-698-9045
www.levasseurbuildina.com


w labiinetsto(onurete. om
and pro home repair.
Drywall,
Painting, etc...
Office
941-475-2572
Cell
941-321-8945
Cell
941-445-7391


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


CleanTime Your business or
SERVICES, LLC service as low as
* Dependable
* Meticulous
* Professional
* Insured
& Bonded Area covered includes
When It's Time Venice, Pt. Charlotte,
To Clean nglewood, North Port,
Call CleanTime! Punta Gorda & Arcadia
www.CleanTime-Services.com
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EXTREME Barbie's
CLEANING Cleaning
SERVICE Service
Commercial rCalourTday
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)w Prices In Home Estimate!


E Estimates
ear Experience


Cecilla Mellquyst
941-894-9565


941.876.4376
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"WHERE IT'S
NOTA JOB, IT'S
A PASSION"
Free Estimates


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


AFFORDABLE
1 COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIR
MI C puTur0* Sell Used Computers,
Printers & Laptops.
Virus and Spyware
AVAIIABLE 7 DAYS e al
CPR Removal
Repairs, Upgrades, Tune Ups, Etc.
We Fix All Brands of Computers
941.764.3400 941.276.5011
S 2270-FTamiami TrnailT Port Chariotte


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


$25 OfF

Fastfekisw
941-921-7552
941-625-71"4


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


Perry Concrete
of Venice

941-485-9350

Driveways Slabs Patios
* Remodels/New Construction
Remove & Replace Driveways
Concrete & Block Work.


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


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


T.H.S. INC.
TAYLOR HOME SERVICES
Building & Remodeling Contractor


* Additions
* Baths
* Kitchens


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:,li,1i: l HANDYMAN &
Custom Homes I REMODELING,


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

941-809-0473


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


JR Breakwater
REMODELS,
ADDITIONS,
KITCHENS & BATHS,
TILE, FRAMING,
STUCCO, AND NEW
CONSTRUCTION
COMPETITIVE PRICING
QUALITYSERVICE
FREE ESTIMATES
941-234-6773
Licensed & Insured
CGtC1 R0QR81


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


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


941
661-2020


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SHINN & SONS
DRYWALL
* New Construction
* Additions
* Repairs
FREE
Estimates
(941) 628-0023
(941) 391.7257
Licensed/Insured
#,CRC,1 97RAR


FAIN I IN
Paintin
Texturin
Ceiling Repa
*Water Damage & Repa
497-1313
Licensed & Insured
I ;^ 4DVtAn AcOSo


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


Fair Prices
Quality Workmanship
Guaranteed


Free Estimates
Over 25 Yrs.
Experience in
Charlotte County


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


Mike Schnell
Electrical
Maintenance
Service Inc.
Residential & Commercia
"All Your Electrical Needs'
Service Upgrades
Lic.#ER13012824
941.697-572E


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


STEC
ENTERPRISES
INC.
All phases of
electrical work
FREE Estimates
$39.00
Service calls
(941) 627-4039
Family owned &
operated since 1986
Lic#EC13002702


Aloha Coastal, Inc.
A Furniture Raeutation Co.





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* Rescreening Polly Pebble Sealing Pressure Cleaning
* Roof Coating Plumbing Fixtures Mobile Home Repair
* Drywall Repair Int/Ext. Painting Electrical Fxtures
* 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


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


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

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


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


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


I tix things
* Reliable
0 Quiet
* Years of
experience
q9 kh r


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


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


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


Av
poTOR'S


From small home
repairs to full
remodeling.
* Free Design
Consulting
* Below Competitor
Pricing
941-237-1771
QA1.-OQR.-K1


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


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


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
NEED IDEAS?
COME WORK WITH US
* Complete Kitchen & Bath Showroom
* Kitchen & Bath Design
* Replace or Upgrade Kitchens & Bath

488-2284


"Let Us Help You
Prepare For
Hurricane Season!"
* Tree, Lot & Vegetation,
Mulching
Tree, Stump Removal
& Grinding
Selective Clearinq


Y our business or
TREEMENDOUS service for only
TREE SALE
Avacado, Kiwi,
Mango, Grapes,
Cherry, Banana, Area cove red includes
Lychee, Jacaranda Venice, Pt. Charlotte,
& More nglewood, North Port,
Punta Gorda & Arcadia
941
468-4372 .
Call for Appt.


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


An Occupational I I
License may I I
be required by ,1st in the Area
the city and/ to Provide
or county. Lawn Painting!*
Please call for *Providing
the appropriate Lawn Care at
Occupational Low Prices!*
Licensing |
Bureau to verify. *',*


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


Blue Berryhill
Lawn Care

Free Estimates
Venice Area
Annual Accounts Only
15 yrs. Experience

941-492-5171


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

941-429-0829


KUSTOM 3 MONTHS
KURBING FREE!

Curbing
starting at

$2.00 ft. O'Neill's Lawn
.U a ft. Service
Some restrictions apply Serving Venice
& Nokomis
941.624.0188 941-488-9500


CLEAN CUT Your business or
LAWN SERVICE service for as low as
* Affordable &
Dependable *
* Per Cut or Monthly
* Pressure Washing
* Painting
* 14 Years Experience Area covered includes
(Q-88 \Venice, Pt. Charlotte,
(941) 258-8288 Englewood, North Port
-3. Uic/Ins Punta Gorda & Arcadia
,'" /' .


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


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and
Landscaping
Satisfaction Guaranteed!
Full Lawn and
Garden Maintenance
*FREE MONTH FOR
NEW REGULAR
MAINTENANCE
CUSTOMERS*
Tree Trimming,
Fertilizing, Mulching &
Clean Up's
941-650-5329
W LIC. & Ins. 0


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


KTS LAWN
SERVICE

Mowing, Trimming
& Edging
Reasonable Rates

941-661-3258
or
941-426-7077


Leather jMedic,.
We Repair
& Re-Dye
Leather &
Vinyl
Automobiles,
Boats, &
Furniture
941-875-5315


ballery or
Lighting & Fans
483 Collingswood Blvd
941-629-1884

**S A L E **

25% off
Selected Items
FREE Installation
(See Showroom for Details)


Commercial Auto Residential






"Certified and Bonded"
Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, & North Port


Dennis Schnepp
(941) 467-6060


23310 Swallow Ave.
Port Charlotte, FL 3395.


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


"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.
941-496-9131
41 or 41
941-223-0941


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


10% OFF co n


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


Free Estimates

Painter
Specializing in
* Driveways Pool Decks
* Residential Painting &
Commercial
Power Washing
941-743-4939
Toll Free
877-743-4939


interior/!xierior
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
Iiaoncoed Imncourn


ACT NOW FOR
AMAZING BANG FOR
YOUR BUCK FROM A
"SEASONED PAINTER'
Zero VOC, low odor,
silica free
paint available.
Call Al @
941-468-2660
Former Firefightet
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:
_aneHomeWatch@vahoo.corr
941-416-0064 or
941.662.0477


Your business or
service for only



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


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

475.3949 or 575.7324


but not tired"


Master Plumber
RF1l1067393
1-941-204-4286
rwhindlvman@vnohn com


ruLL OJ
PLUM-
* Slab & Wall Leaks
* Repipes
* Replace & Repairs
* Backflow
* Remodels


One Call
Does It
All


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


CLEAR BLUE

POOL SERVICE





Bob
626-7353
rlJnrhlininnlcco)rnmnract na


U & Imns
CFC1427378


B&L Concrete Services
Specializing in Complete Pool Packages


JUYSPECIAL

Complete Pol Pkg


941AN


5-3014


AFFORDABLE
PRESSURE L
CLEANING
DETAILING
Quality Work at a
Reasonable Rate!
Lic. & Insured
Driveways
Roofs
Exteriors
Pool Decks Caae


10% OFF
With This Ad
Exres 3/31/09

Lic#RP252555094


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


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


Rescreens
Family Owned & Operated
*Pool cages
*Lanais
*Entryways
*Garage Sliders
Honest, Dependable,
Quality Service
References Available.
FREE ESTIMATES
Licensed & Insured.
941-915-7793
-- AqAQ-AC;f


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


Handy Haskett
Screening
Licensed & Full Insured
25yrs. of experience
SPECIALIZING IN
RESCREENING
POOL CAGES
& LANAIS
Also Repairs, Entryways,
Garage, Sliders
No Job Too Small
80 -1 171


RON BUDA'S
RESCREENING
* customm Entries
* (ages
* Lanais
* Garage Sliders Installed
Serving Rotonda
& Englewood
(Since 1986)
(Lic./Ins.)
941-697-6.34


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

10% Discount '=


* Shingles, Slats,
Metal,Tile, Repairs
* Old Roof Removal
Our Specialty
* Full Carpentry
#CCC058184
* Free Estimates
* Fully Insured
483-4634


ENGLEWOOD
ROOFING
Since 1975


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


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


In=ulhonzedl


* Shingle
Tile
* Built-up


Reagan Leonard 488-7478
Lic.# RC 0066574


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


James Weaver
Roofing
Family
Owned &
Operated
Since 1984

426-8946
Free Estimates
Metal, shingles, flat roofs.
Replace & Repair
Lic#CCC1325995


The Shower Wizard
A One Time Face Lift For Your Shower
"Guaranteed Mildew Resistant"
Includes:
Cleaning, Sanitizing,
SGrout Re-Do
Color Sealing,
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$95.00. OBO CALL 475-4629
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941-228-1745
WALL PLAQUES, Set (4) black
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flowers. $75. 941-423-2585
WASH/DRYER $500, DW $250,
DR set $3000, WaveRunner $900,
Hot Tub $2500, Hurr Shtrs $800,
CentVac hose $75, Fridge $200,
Micro $100, Vert Blinds, silk plants,
statues 941-7864966
WOOD: APRROX 150 sq ft REAL
WOOD 1x3 T&G red oak flooring
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I WANTED TO
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A COLLECTOR BUYING Scrap Gold,
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I WANTED TO
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S6270

A COLLECTOR BUYING
Old Fishing Lures,
Rods, Reels. 941-743-9114
I PAY THE MOST!
Looking for Honda Riding Lawn
Mower 3813. Does not have to
run. need parts. Must have grass
catcher, ask for Bob. 255-9665

7000


TRANSPORTATION

AUTOMOTIVE



POLICE IMPOUNDS! 97 Honda
Accord $500! 97 Honda Civic
only $400! Listings 800-366-
9813 ext. 3964

BUICK
7020


1996 BUICK ROADMASTER
350 LT1 motor. 106k mi, cold
AC, Clean inside/out,
$2600/obo (941)915-8316


I BUICK
7020



1994 BUICK ROADMASTER,
V8, auto AC, 68K mi. Leather,
Loaded. Nice cond. Must sell.
$2,400. OBO (941)925-3424 dlr
1999 BUICK CENTURY CUSTOM
Nicely equipped. Premium tires, 1
owner. $2995. ***SOLD**
2002 BUICK LESABRE Cus-
tom, exc cond, new tires, garage
kept $5800 (941)697-3660

| CADILLAC
LW4 7030



GENE

GORMAN
TODAY'S SPECIAL!
2005 CADILLAC CTS,
LEATHER, 1 OWNER, SWEET
ONLY 40K, $16,990
941-625-2141
View ALL Vehicles At:
www.genegormans.com
CharlotteCountys #1
Independent Used Car Dealer!

|CHEVROLET
7040


1989 CHEVROLET CELEBRITY
Eurosport Wagon, only 38K miles,
one owner, Senior owned, Cold A/C
$2,000 Firm 763-2110


ICHEVROLET
LW ^ 7040


1996 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS,
No Dings, Dents, or Rust, lOOK
mi, recent updates, new battery,
never raced or abused, Asking,
$8,800, OBO (941)639-6098
1997 CHEVROLET LUMINA,
LS, 1 owner, 49K orig. Mi. V-6, 4
dr. Hard to find. $4,495
(941)347-7304
1999 CHEVY CAVALIER, 127k
mi., Auto. Runs great! $2,500.
(941)-286-4599
2002 CHEVROLET MALIBU V6
Taking Bids Contact Jeff or Mar-
sha at 863-494-2220
| CHRYSLER
L404Z7050


1998 CHRYSLER SEBRING
Convertible, red, Cold air, pwr
windows,locks, good tires clean
inside/out $2,750 763-2110
2004 CHRYSLER SEBRING
TOURING CONVERTIBLE
24K MILES $9,995
(800)784-9309
2007 CHRYSLER 300C
SRT8 13K MILES
$29,990
(800)784-9309

| FORD
7070


2006 FORD TAURUS SR, 28K
AM/FM/CD, power, $7,500 OBO
941-637-9762 after 5PM


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7080


1992 JEEP WRANGLER,
74,000 mi, 4 cyl., 5 speed, runs
reat, new tires & wheels,
3,600. OBO (941)-889-8565
2007 JEEP WRANGLER
UNLIMITED X $22,990
(800)784-9309

| LINCOLN
7090


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


I LINCOLN
7090


1996 LINCOLN TOWNCAR
134k, Good cond. Leather int.
$3000 (570)-578-8101
1998 LINCOLN TOWNCAR
Cartier, Black, sharp car. Must
see. $4800 neg.(941)412-3142

| MERCURY
7100


2001 MERCURY SABLE LS Pre-
mium, 58K miles, Excellent
shape. $5,400 **SOLD**
2003 MERCURY GRAND MAR-
QUIS LS, 1 owner, exc. cond.
$8,500 (941)-257-8878

PONTIAC



2005 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX
49K very clean, garaged, NS,
new tires, $9600 obo 941-575-
6762 or 813-690-3659
2006 PONTIAC SOLSTICE
25K $15,990
(800)784-9309
2007 PONTIAC SOLSTICE
under 1000 mi, black, ac, auto,
convert, $19,500. 941391-6750
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I 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

IAACURA
C7145


2003 ACURA RSX
45K $10,990
(800)784-9309
2004 ACURA TL 3.2
38K MILES $18,990
(800)784-9309
2006 ACURA TL
$21,988
(800)784-9309

BMW
7148


2003 BMW 330CI
CONVERTIBLE YELLOW
$17,990
(800)784-9309
2006 BMW 330CI
CONVERTIBLE BLACK
$27,990
(800)784-9309
2006 BMW Z4 3.0
AUTO 24K $25,990
(800)784-9309

SH HONDA |



1994 HONDA DEL SOL
67KI $4,995
(800)784-9309
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
2007 HONDA FIT
15K MILES $13,990
(800)784-9309
Honda Civic 97 only $400!
POLICE IMPOUNDS! for listings
800-366-9813 ext C862

i HYUNDAI



2003 HYUNDAI ELANTRA,
long list new parts, still needs
new mtr.$1,500/obo.941-624-6832

i JAGUAR



2006 JAGUAR XKR
CONVERTIBLE BLACK
$36,990
(800)784-9309
2007 JAGUAR X-TYPE
24K MILES
$22,990
(800)784-9309

I KIA
7177


2006 KIA ALTIMA, 33k mi., sun-
roof, leather interior. Fully loaded!
$5,500. (941)-625-6988

MERCEDES
1 1 7190 Q


2005 MERCEDES-BENZ
500SL $41,988
(800)784-9309
2005 MERCEDES-BENZ E55
AMG $32,990
(800)784-9309
2006 MERCEDES-BENZ E350
4 MATIC 26K $26,990
(800)784-9309

SPORTS CARS



1988 NISSAN 300ZX, 95%
restored, looks & runs great,
140K mi.$5,900. (954)815-3046
1995 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
black, 97K, auto, full power,
$6900 firm (941)204-0966
2007 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
CONVERTIBLE AUTO YELLOW
$38,990
(800)784-9309


2007 NISSAN 350Z
GR TOURING 8K MILES
$28,990
(800)784-9309

TOYOTA



1998 TOYOTA COROLLA LE,
1 owner, pwr win, new tires, runs
great. $2500. **SOLD!**


TOYOTA
LW 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.
2003 TOYOTA SOLARA CPE
28K MILES $10,990
(800)784-9309
2006 TOYOTA SOLARA SLE
CONVERTIBLE $20,990
(800)784-9309
2007 TOYOTA PRIUS
9K MILES $19,990
(800)784-9309

VOLKSWAGEN
L ^ 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

i ANTIQUES/
COLLECTIBLES
7250


1970 TRIUMPH SPITFIRE,
Many new parts. Needs trans
work. $1500. obo 941-628-1219

BUDGET BUYS
LZ 17252


1990 BUICK SKYLARK, 86k
mi., AC. Great Shape! ~ALSO~
1995 ESCORT, 120k mi. Auto,
AC. $1,250. ea. 941-822-2024

u Q i,
1992 BUICK REGAL, 6 cyl.
auto, AC, 63K mi, very nice cond.
$1,900, OBO (941)922-9577
1993 BUICK CENTURY, A/C,
new parts, blown head gasket,
$500. OBO (941)624-6360
1994 SATURN Twin Cam, silver,
4-dr. 5-spd. Cold air, 30mpg,
$1950. (941)488-3588
1995 PONTIAC SUNFIRE, new
tires, runs good, under 100k,
$975 Firm 941- 626-6904
1997 FORD THUNDERBIRD
cold ac, loaded, looks & runs great.
$2,400. 941-662-5640
2000 Nissan Sentra $500!
Police Impounds! Cars from
$500! For Listings 800-366-
9813 ext 9427
2001 FORD FOCUS 5 sp, cold
air, new tires, $2400 obo
(941)623-5606






M.S.B. RECYCLING
$300 for most cars
with title!
941-575-4008



Top Dollars Paid for
Cars, trucks vans, any
cond. (941)-'650-785

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

WE BUY CARS
$300 CASH +UP
Frank 276-0204

CASH FOR YOUR CAR.
RUNNING OR NOT!
HONEST & RELIABLE!
941-286-4599
*Junk Cars Wanted*
24/7 Fair $ paid
941-286-3122, 941-623-5550

AUTO PARTS/
ACCESSORIES
^^ 7270 ^


2005 TOYOTA, 4 alum rims\cen-
ters\tires 265-65-17" 6-lug 50%
w/lug nuts $285. 941-626-3102
AIRFILTER, K&N, fits Dodge
Durango, Neon, more. $20.00
(941)-613-6815
CARGO COVER SUPER CREW
for FORD F-150, Chestnut brown,
fits 03-04 $375. (941)-916-9042
EMERGENCY ROAD KIT, light
jumper cables tools case etc. As
new $20. 941-882-8149


I AUTO PARTS/
ACCESSORIES
7270


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HITCH, HIDDEN CLASS 2 TAU-
RUS / SABLE 00 TO 06 LIKE NEW
$75.00. 941-629-7830
HITCH, REESE LIKE NEW MULTI
FIT, HAVE BOOK, CLASS 3 97 TO
05 $75.00. 941-629-7830
HITCH: TRAILER HITCH FOR
FIFTH WHEEL 18,500 Ib cap.
w/manual $300. 941-375-8324
GRILL, MERCEDES, 1977. $40.
Bob (941)-625-5442
REPAIR MANUAL Haynes Chevy
Camaro 1970 1981 exc. cond.
$10 941-286-5601
RIMS/TIRES, 4 toyota 265-65-
17" 6-lug, 50% tread. $185. 941-
628-6459 nice
TIRES, 4 USED, P265-70 R17,
$200.00. (941) 496-9252.
TIRES, NEW P185-75-R14
$150.00
941-237-1866 Venice
TRAILER HITCH CLASS 4
12,000 Ib for Chevy or GMC,
brand new. $80.
(941)-587-1859
TRAIN HORN 3 GAL AIR TANK,
AND COMPRESSOR $125.00
**SOLD**
TRUCK TOPPER Dk. blue w/hrd-
ware fit Ford Ranger or Chevy
S10. $200. 941-697-1636
WHEEL COVERS FOR TOYOTA
TUNDRA 17" SET OF 4, $25.00
941-629-7830

VANS
7290


1992 DODGE CARAVAN $300
As is. 941-505-8242
1998 FORD VAN Conversion Hi-
Top F150 Custom, Loaded,
leather, $3500 SOLD!!
1999 FORD WINDSTAR
loaded, good condition. $2500
obo (941)473-8542
2000 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN
SE, 97,000 MILES. VERY GOOD
CONDITION. MUST SEE TO
APPRECIATE. $4500.00 941-
637-1236
2006 HONDA ODYSSEY EX
25K $20,990
(800)784-9309
2007 CHRYSLER Town & Coun-
try Wheelchair Van 10" dropped
floor foldout ramp. 727-644-4668

ITRUCKS/PICK-UPS



1989 CHEVROLET S-10,
110,000 mi, auto, a/c, w/topper
$2200. (941)626-3102
1994 GMC SONOMA P/U
Starts good. Needs W/S $499.
OBO 941-624-5419.
1996 FORD RANGER XLT ex
cab, 4 cyl, 5 spd manual, gas sip-
per!!! $2495 obo (941)830-1539
1997 FORD F-150 LARIAT,
150,000 mi, V8, auto, a/c,
$1900 OBO. (941)380-2026.
1998 ISUZU HOMBRE pickup.
Runs well/needs little work. $500
obo. 941-475-4708
2005 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
Z71 4X4 CREW LEATHER
$22,990
(800)784-9309
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.
2006 TOYOTA TUNDRA XSP
4WD CREW LEATHER $25,988
(800)784-9309

SSPORT UTILITY/
VEHICLES



2003 DODGE DURANGO,
white, AWD, Loaded. Tow pack-
age. Great for motor home travel.
48K mi. $9700. (941)628-1934
2003 TOYOTA SEQUOIA
2WD SR5 58K $19,990
(800)784-9309


2005 CHEVROLET TAHOE
LS $19,900
(800)784-9309
2008 JEEP PATRIOT 4 cyl, great
on gas, 185HP, exc cond, 19K,
extras. $15,000 941-979-9000

TRAILER
& ACCESSORIES
<^ 7341 ^


I TRAILER
& ACCESSORIES
7341

BURNT STORE AUTO &
TRAILER SALES
CARGO UTILITY
CUSTOM BUILT
TRAILERS
HITCHES WIRING
PARTS WELDING
SALES 941-833-2200
REPAIRS 941-505-2934
LOAD LOCKS for Semi-Trailer,
$20. Each, 941-255-3675, call
after 6 pm.
OPEN & ENCLOSED Utility
Trailers, Trailer Hitches & Wiring.
Two-Morrow's Enterprises,
941-460-9700.
TRAILER, (2) CAR, new 10000 Ibs
wench, 2 spare tires, new paint
Hoop brand $3500. 941-637-3922
UTILITY TRAILER, Small $125.
Call 941-815-6127
UTILITY TRAILERS
AT Great Prices
WEST COAST TRAILER
(941)698-9902

I CYCLES/MOPEDS/
SCOOTERS
: 7360

1980 HONDA HAWK 400. Like
new. Been in storage for 7 years.
$1400. OBO. 941-889-8565
1999 1500 Intruder, saddle &
luggage bags, runs great, must
see! $3800. 941-468-2786
2004 HONDA 750 Shadow Aero
6k mi., Garage kept. $3,750.
KBB $4,675. (941)-286-4799
2005 HARLEY DAVIDSON
Road King Classic, leather hard
bags, less than 6,500 mi.
$15,000 firm. (941) 628-9629
2005 SUZIKI GZ250, dressed
with complete package. $1700
941-380-1529





2006 HARLEY DAVIDSON
Under 1200 miles, Mint Condtion
Chrome Extras, includes Helmet +
Accessories $7000.(941)-223-3535
2006 HONDA VLX600, 6200
orig. mi. 57 mpg. $3200/obo.
(941)-268-1118
2009 PIAGGIO MP3 400, 500
miles, 2 windshields. 60-70 miles
per gallon. $7500. obo (941)-
769-0990 pls call 7am-7pm
BIKE JACKET & CHAPS SET
NEW ladies S-L. Beautiful. $190
941-698-1039
LOADING RAMPS USA made 2-
1500 Ib cap. alum, folding, exc.
cond. $150 ea. 941-286-5601


CYCLES/MOPEDS/
SCOOTERS
7360

MUFFLER, HARLEY DRESSER,
LIKE NEW USED 1 DAY $25.00
941-629-7830
PARTS HARLEY off new bike
control covers, grips, pegs, $75
941-882-8149

S CAMPERS/
TRAVEL TRAILERS



WANTED
Motorhomes & Campers
We'll sell it! FREE
Skip Eppers RV's
941-639-6969 Punta Gorda
I Buy Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels
& Park Models. Pay Cash/Top
$$ Dave 813-713-3217

MOTOR HOMES/
RVs


1990 TOYOTA ODYSSEY Very
good condition. All new tires.
$4,900 (941)-426-0997
1991 FORD CAMPER VAN, 48K
miles, fully self contained, immac.
in/out. $7000. (941)-505-0096
2007 HURRICANE, 32' 2
slides, low miles, ext. warr.,
$51,800 obo (941)-627-1369
Body*Service*Parts
40 Service Bays
Good Service/Fair Prices
RV World Inc of Nokomis
2110 US41- Nokomis
941-966-2182
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

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
941-9662182
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.


MOTOR HOMES/
RVs



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

TIRE, MICHELIN, 235/80R22.5
X RV, Sacrifice $150. 941-235-
3325

RV/CAMPER PARTS




FULL REAR MUDGUARD, Win-
nebago black with chrome. $250.
941-235-3325

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Let's Go! Page 2 July 8 9, 2009


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

Arts in trouble
This area's oldest perform-
ing arts organization-
The 80-year-old Players
Theatre in Sarasota has a
serious money problem. It is a
sign of the times but, for this
area, it could have dire conse-
quences for many others.
This area is a mecca for
people interested in the arts.
Arts money drives the local
economy but also brings more
big-spending visitors to the area
than the beaches. When those
people return as permanent
residents, everyone wins. They
support the arts, demand and
pay for better schools and add
their money to the local
economy. That money has led to
the creation of New College, the
University of South Florida, and
supported Rotary, Sertoma,
Kiwanis and a plethora of other
clubs and organizations
enriching the area. When one is
in danger, all are in danger. The
current weak economy has
forced belt tightening, including
staff layoffs most everywhere.
The Players, like many
organizations, is now at that
point where pay and staff
cutting is not enough. Unless it
finds $35,000 ($5,000 for each of
seven shows), the Players will
have to stop giving preview-
night tickets to local non-profit
charities for distribution to
people who might otherwise
never be able to see and be
inspired by live theater.
It would be awful to lose this
one-of-a-kind program and
even worse to see the loss at
what, 80 years ago, was the
area's first performing arts
organization. To help, send
whatever you can to The Players
Theatre, 838 North Tamiami
Trail, Sarasota, 34236, or call
941-365-2494.
We all will benefit.


'BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE' DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
(Through July 12) Aug. 12.
Lemon Bay Playhouse Ford Amphitheatre
96 West Dearborn St., Englewood. Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa.
941- 475-6756. www.livenation.com.

'PETER PAN' KATHY GRIFFIN
(Through Aug. 8) 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13.
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers.
239-278-4422. 239-481-4849 or

LIVE AT THE OPRY www.bbmannpah.com.
ED LODERAND FRIENDS 'MARRIEDALIVE'
7 p.m. July 11, 2 p.m. July 12. Aug. 13 Sept. 26.
Cultural Center Theater, Broadway Palm DinnerTheatre
2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers.
941-204-0258. 239-278-4422.

AEROSMITH with ZZ TOP KATHY GRIFFIN
July 11. 8 p.m.Aug. 14.
Ford Amphitheatre Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa. 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
www.livenation.com. 800-826-9303 or www.vanwezel.org.

RASCAL FLATS DEF LEPPARD/POISON/
July 25. CHEAPTRICK
Ford Amphitheatre Aug. 14.
Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa. Ford Amphitheatre
www.livenation.com. Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa.
www.livenation.com.
AMERICAN IDOLS
July 28. THE JONAS BROTHERS
St. Pete Times Forum 7 p.m. Aug. 18.
401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. St. Pete Times Forum
813-287-8844 or 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa.
www.ticketmaster.com. 813-287-8844 or
www.ticketmaster.com.
GREEN DAY
8 p.m. Aug. 3. JUDAS PRIEST WITH WHITESNAKE
St. Pete Times Forum 7 p.m. Aug. 19.
401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Germain Arena
813-287-8844 or 11000 Everblades Parkway, Estero.
www.ticketmaster.com. www.ticketmaster.com.

COLDPLAY MOTLEY CRUE
Aug. 9. Aug. 28.
Ford Amphitheatre Ford Amphitheatre
Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa. Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa.
www.livenation.com. www.livenation.com.

For the complete calendar:


'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.

'DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS'
Oct. 1 Nov. 14.
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers.
239-278-4422.

U2
Oct. 9.
Raymond James Stadium
4201 Dale Mabry Highway North,
Tampa.
www.livenation.com.
METALLICA
7 p.m. Oct. 3.
St. Pete Times Forum
401 Channelside Drive, Tampa.
813-287-8844 or
www.ticketmaster.com.


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Let's Go! is distributed to Charlotte, DeSoto and Sarasota counties.


Marie
Merchant
Entertainment
Editor
mmerchant@sun-herald.com
A day with the Rays
Don't miss the third annual
Charlotte County
Community Day with the
Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday at
Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.
The Punta Gorda Chamber of
Commerce is offering special
tickets pricing. The Lower Level
Outfield ticket includes Pepsi,
hot dog and a snack for $18;
The lower box ticket includes a
Rays hat for $30; and Whitney
Bank Club ticket includes a
buffet with beer, wine and
soda for $100. All packages
are per ticket.
The game, against the
Oakland Athletics, begins
atl:38 p.m.
Tickets are available at the
Chamber office located at
52 W Marion Ave., Punta Gorda
or by calling 941-639-3720.
000
The Hearing Impaired
Persons group is offering a trip
the Seminole Hard Rock Casino
in Tampa on Tuesday. The trip
leaves at 8 a.m. at the Taylor
Street entrance of Walmart in
Punta Gorda and at 8:30 a.m.
from Cracker Barrell, 800 Kings
Highway in Port Charlotte. For
reservations, call 941-743-8347.
Tickets are $30 and includes
transportation, $25 in free play
and a $5 meal voucher. Proceeds
benefit the Hearing Impaired
Persons.
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July 8- 9, 2009


Lemon Bay Playhouse


ends one season while


preparing for another


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Engleqwood's Lemon
Bay Playhouse is wrapping
its current season with the
former Broadway hit,
"Butterflies are Free" by
Leonard Gershe.
The production was
directed by Michelle
Strauss who earned praise
from local reviewer
Ron Bupp.
"Her experience and
theatrical sensitivity are
apparent in every aspect
of this play," he said.
Bupp also praised her
casting and staging. The
production features Ryan


Dowd Urch as Don Baker,
Molly Healy as Jill Tanner,
and Michelle Neitzel as
Mrs. Baker.
"Butterflies Are Free"
continues through Sunday
at Lemon Bay Playhouse,
96W. Dearborn St.,
Englewood. For tickets to
this or season tickets for
2009-2010, visit
www.lemonbayplay-
house.com or call the box
office weekdays from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
941-475-6756.

Coming season
Six productions are
planned for the 2009-2010


season, which opens Sept.
2 with "Murder by Misad-
venture," by Edward
Taylor. The mystery/com-
edy plays through Sept.
20.
Oct. 28-Nov. 15, the
theater will present the
Jean Kerr comedy "Mary,
Mary."
Jan 6-24, the Kathleen
Clark comedy "Southern
Comforts" will take over
the diminutive stage.
The mystery, "The
Mousetrap," by Agatha
Christie will play from
March 3 through
March 21.
"Enchanted April," a


PHOTO BY ROB DAVIS COURTESY OF LEMON BAY PLAYHOUSE
Michelle Neitzel, left, as the mother, questions the relationship between her son, played by
Ryan Dowd Urch, and the next door neighbor, played by Molly Healy, in the current Lemon
Bay Playhouse production of "Butterflies Are Free:'


romantic comedy by
Matthew Barber is
planned as Lemon Bay's
spring production. It is


scheduled to run April 28
through May 16.
Ending the 2009-2010
season, June 23-July 11, is


"Painting Churches," a
comedy by Tina Howe.
The six-play package is
$86 per person.


Lemon Bay Playhouse closes out current season with'Butterflies Are Free'


By RON BUPP
SPECIAL TO THE SUN
Lemon Bay Playhouse
closes out their current
season with a strong
comedy by playwright and
screenwriter Leonard
Gershe. "Butterflies Are
Free" was a hit when it
opened on Broadway in
October, 1969, and was
made into a movie in 1972
starring Goldie Hawn,
Edward Albert and
Eileen Heckart, who
won an Oscar as best
supporting actress.
The Playhouse produc-
tion is directed by Michelle
Strauss who directed the
dramatically gripping
"Wait Until Dark" earlier
this season. Her experi-
ence and theatrical
sensitivity are apparent in
every aspect of this play.
Her casting of the acting
roles, their character


development and the way
she utilizes the small stage
are masterful.
The Playhouse produc-
tion brings two new young
actors to the roles created
by the film stars. Ryan
Dowd Urch plays Don
Baker, a 19-year-old blind
boy who is trying his wings
and escaping from his
over-protective mother by
living alone in a one-
bedroom apartment.
Paper thin walls and a
connecting door permit
him to meet his next
door neighbor, Jill Tanner,
played by Molly Healy.
The minute these two
meet you can sense the
chemistry doing its work.
Mr. Urch has the portray-
al of a blind person down
pat. A tall handsome
young man with a
beautiful stage voice, he
speaks with poetic


preciousness, at the
same time playing the
character as crisp and
self-reliant.
Miss Healy as Jill, the
girl next door, is the freest
of free spirits. A recent 20
year old divorce, (she
was married for six whole
days) she wrings laughs
from the audience with
clever one liners and
marvelous timing. Her
seduction of the blind
boy is accomplished with
saucy eccentricity and
tantalizing sexiness. Just
when it looks like the
couple will live happily
ever after.....the boy's
mother shows up.
Played with steely
reserve by veteran Play-
house actress, Michelle
Neitzel, she meets and
immediately hates the
young girl, who happens
to be in a state of delicious


undress. Miss Neitzel's
acting experience is on
display as she jumps
nimbly from shrewishness
to emotional understand-
ing. It's a pleasure to
watch this fine actress.
Charlie Tyler appears
competently and briefly
as the boy's rival.
The production
manager of the show is
Bob LaSalle, who also did
the lighting and set d6cor.
Jim Suchomel and his
crew built the set from a
design created by Jim
and director Strauss.
"Butterflies Are Free"
runs through Sunday at
Lemon Bay Playhouse,
96 West Dearborn St.,
Englewood.
Tickets are available at
the box office from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. weekdays,
and at www.lemonbay
playhouse.com.


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ENTERTAINMENT
July 8 9, 2009


'Wit' follows Shakespeare


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
The evolution of The
Players Theatre into a
true community theater
that reflects the intelli-
gence and interest level
of its readers continues
with offering number
two of the theater's
Summer Sizzler series -
"Wit," which earned a
Pulitzer Prize for its
author, Margaret Edson.
The story concerns the
manner in which college
teacher Vivisan Bearing
comes to terms with the
diagnosis of cancer.
There is wity dialog but


so much more in this
thought-provoking
piece.
William Shakespeare's
"Taming of the Shrew"
was the first sizzler and
despite a few minor
problems was a cred-
itable first effort into
that genre. The theater's
artistic director, Jeffrey
Kin, was a Shakespare
major at college and it is
only a matter of time
and more exposure of
the Bard to Players
actors and audiences,
that the bar will be
raised yet again.
Meanwhile, "Wit"


promises to be a strong
offering in the sizzler
series which offers short
runs of shows not
normally associated
with the mostly musical
production list for which
the Players has become
known. The series allows
actors and members of
the production team to
stretch and try new
things. It also allows the
audience to stretch and
experience new things at
discount prices -
$18 for adults rather
than $23.
The Players Costume
Manager Kaylene


McCaw portrays Vivian
with Tom Asposporos as
Dr. Kelekian. Also
appearing are Bobbie
Burrell, April Barnwell,
Mike Foster, April Glos,
Melinda Judy, William
Little, Kelly Walker, and
Regan Walker.
The third production
int he series will be "Hay
Day," which won last
year's annual play
writing competition. It
was written by Jenny
Beres and is scheduled
for July 23-26.
"Wit" will be per-
formed Thursday -
Saturday at 8 p.m. and


PHOTOBY TED MASE COURTESY OF THE PLAYERS.
Kaylene McCaw and Tom Aposporos perform in Margaret
Edson's "Wit" at The Players in Sarasota from July 9-11.


Sunday at 2 p.m. at The
Players, 838 North
Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
Tickets are $18 for adults


and $12 for students. For
tickets, visit www.thep-
layers.org, or call
941-365-2494.


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July 8- 9, 2009


Banyan Theater Company

opens season with McDonagh hit


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Banyan Theater
Company's production of
"The Beauty Queen of
Lenane" is Irish tragi-
comedy at its best. There
are moments that are
horrific and other
moments that elicit loud
laughter.
The tragedy seems to
be that Maureen Folan
(Jessica K. Peterson), 40
something, is stuck as the
lone caregiver for her 70-
year-old mother, Mag
Folan (Kim Crow). Mag
gives new meaning to the
term "hypochondriac"
and also to the term
"princess" or, given her
age, "Queen." Unable to
leave her mother for very
long, the daughter is like
a prisoner in her home -
virginal for lack of
opportunity rather than


by design.
On the other hand, the
tragedy may be connect-
ed with the mental status
of the daughter who has
spent time in an asylum.
That her mother likes to
throw that in her face
does not help.
Nor does it help that
two married sisters seem
to have washed their
hands of these two
mental misfits.
Into the mix steps Pato
Dooley (Derry Wood-
house) and his brother
Ray (Gordon Myles
Woods). Pato seems to
offer a way out for
Maureen but, this is first
and foremost a tragedy,
so playwright Martin
McDonough tossed in
plenty of road blocks
along the way. That Ray is
not the brightest star in
the sky and also ham-


CALENDAR EXTRAS


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
featuring original works
by local artists. $245 in
prizes will be awarded
and most of the works
will be for sale. 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.


Book signing
Sally Simon will have a
book signing from 11 a.m.
to 1 p.m. July 17 at The
Gifted Gator Boutique,
2001 Shreve St., Punta
Gorda. The author will
sign her book, "Punta
Gorda Storms," the third
in a series. The Gifted
Gator Boutique still has
tables available for the
Nov. 7 Arts & Crafts show
at the Punta Gorda Isles
Civic Center. Summer
hours for the Boutique
are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
daily, Monday to Friday.
For more information,
call 941-637-1655.

Christmas in July
The Cultural Center of


pered by an inability to
get rid of some long-held
grudges, are signs of not
only his intelligence but
of what he might do or
not do in certain situa-
tions.
Directed by Gil Lazier,
the actors do a fine job of
maintaining their Irish
accents while also staying
in character no matter
what is going on or being
said by fellow actors.
Woodhouse delivers a
fine and lengthy soliloquy
of a letter he is writing to
Maureen from England,
finally, after bating
around the bush for a
long time, getting around
to what might be con-
strued as a proposal.
When he sends this and
some other notes off to
his brother Ray for
delivery, the future
becomes fraught with



Charlotte County will
offer a Christmas in July
event held from 9 a.m. to
4 p.m. July 17, 18, and 19
at 2280 Aaron St., Port
Charlotte. The public is
invited to enjoy an array
of events including a
bake sale, cookout and
BBQ, Strawberry Festival,
free pictures, cookies and
punch with Santa, and
games including quarter
bingo. Santa will be
present from noon to 2
p.m. Many vendors will
offer handmade crafts,
holiday decorations as
well as gifts for all
seasons. There will be
fun, prizes and raffles
throughout the day.
Vendor tables are avail-
able for $60 for all three
days. For more informa-


possibilities.
Performed in the Cook
Theater within the
Florida State University
Center for the Performing
Arts in Sarasota, the set
was designed by Jeffrey
W. Dean with costumes
by Jaye Annette Sheldon,
lighting by Michael
Pasquini and sound by
Steve Lemke. Shane
Streght was the technical
director and Jon Merlyn
is the production stage
manager.
The Cook is at 5555
North Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota. "The Beauty
Queen of Lenane" plays
through July 12 and will e
followed by "Old Wicked
Songs" from July 16 to
Aug. 2 and "Fat Pig," Aug.
6-23. For tickets, includ-
ing two and three-show
deals, visit
www.banyantheatercom-



tion, call 941-625-4175,
ext. 253.

Plant and
garden expo
The Charlotte County
Parks, Recreation and
Cultural Resources
department will hold the
first "Florida in Full
Bloom," Plant & Garden
Expo from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. July 18 at the
Charlotte Harbor Event
and Conference Center,
75 Taylor St., Punta
Gorda. This extravaganza
showcases a variety of
vendors offering beautiful
and unusual plants,
flowers, herbs, other
gardening accessories
and much more. Admis-
sion is free. 941-639-5833.


PHOTO BY GARY SWEETMAN COURTESY
BANYAN THEATER COMPANY
DerryWoodhouse as Pato and Jessica K. Peterson as Mau-
reen in the Banyan Theater Company's production of "The
Beauty Queen of Leenane."


pany.com or call the box
office at 941-552-1032
during the summer
season Tuesday-Friday
from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. and
7-8 p.m., on Saturday
from noon to 3 p.,m. and


7-8 p.m. and on Sunday
from noon-2 p.m.
For information on the
newly formed Banyan
Theater Company Guild,
call its president, Anne
Howard, at 941-358-6789.


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Elks join Day with
the Rays event
The Punta Gorda Elks
are offering special tickets
to join with Charlotte
County Community Day
with the Rays on Sunday
at Tropicana Field in St.
Petersburg. The Elks will
sell tickets for $42 each
and will include motor
coach bus transportation,
a ticket to the game, and a
hot dog, snack and drink
provided at the game. The
game will start at 1:38
p.m. and will be against
the Oakland Athletics.
Seats on the bus only will
be available for $25 each.


This opportunity is open
to the general public. To
sign up or for more
information, call Joe Tuhill
at 941-637-2606, ext. 11.

Comedy show to
benefit youth
Visani's Restaurant and
Comedy Zone will
present a benefit show for
Restoration Roads
Ministry Inc. at 8 p.m.
Thursday. Restoration
Roads serves and sup-
ports the youth of
Charlotte County by
helping them to get into a
stable, safe and support-
ive living environment.


Your support will help the
ministry assist homeless
youths under age 18, as
well as young adults aging
out of foster care.
The show will include
comedians, Mutzie and
Chris Shaw. Tickets cost
$10 each and there is a
two-item minimum
menu purchase per
person. Tickets may be
purchased at
www.restorationroads.org
. Reservations must be
made at Visani's as well
(941-629-9191; 2400 Kings
Highway, Port Charlotte).
For more information,
call Bonnie Waldrop at
941-204-4180.


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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.
Rounding out the cast are Jeff
Daniels, Carmen Ejogo, Jim Gaffigan,
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Josh Hamilton,
Allison Janney, Melanie Lynskey,
Chris Messina, Catherine O'Hara,
and Paul Schneider. "Away We Go"
is produced and co-financed with
Focus by Big Beach.

Bruno (R) NEW
Bruno, who has no known
surname, is a homosexual Austrian
fashionista claiming to be a reporter
from an Austrian television station.
Sacha Baron Cohen who plays
Bruno interviews unsuspecting
guests about topics such as fashion,
entertainment, celebrities and
homosexuality, with an emphasis
on the latter as each interview
progresses.

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) B-
Scrat is still on the hunt to hold
onto his beloved acorn, while finding
a possible romance in a female
sabre-toothed squirrel named
Scratte. Manny and Ellie, having
since become an item, are expecting
a baby. 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
underground 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.

I Love You, Beth
Cooper (PG-13) NEW
Nerdy teenager Denis Cooverman
(Paul Rust) harbors a secret crush
on Beth Cooper (Hayden Panettiere),


the hottest girl in high school. During
his graduation speech, Denis lets the
cat out of the bag and declares his
love for Beth, who, instead of dissing
Denis, shows up at his house later
that day and promises to show
him the time of his life.

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.


(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 (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 Washington 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.


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 Depression. 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 III,"' "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, "StarTrek,"
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.


My Sister's Keeper (PG-13) B+ Public Enemies (R) A- Terminator Salvation (PG-13) B
Conceived as a marrow donor for No one could stop Dillinger and In the fourth installment of the
her gravely ill sister, Anna Fitzgerald his gang. No jail could hold him. His Terminator series, Christian Bale


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FILMS AT A GLANCE
Movie Rating Grade
Away We Go (R) B-
Bruno (R) NEW
Easy Virtue (R) B-
The Hangover (R) B
Ice Age (PG) B-
I Love You, Beth Cooper (PG-13) 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) A-
Star Trek (PG-13) A
The Taking of Pelham (R) B+
Terminator Salvation (PG-13) B
Transformers (PG-13) A-
Up (PG) A
Year One (PG-13) B-

stars as John Connor, the eventual
leader of mankind's fight againts the
machines. The setting is 2018,
focusing on the war between the
humans and the computer network
Skynet. Anton Yelchin co-stars as
soldier Kyle Reese, and Sam
Worthington appears as new
terminator Marcus Wright. 2 hrs.

Transformers (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.

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
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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. The
public is invited to join the
citizens, businesses and
local government 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
speakers, shopping, and a
beer garden as well as food
and drinks will be avail-
able. 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. Sponsor-
ship opportunities are
available along with more
information at
www.pgmakeover.com. or
call 941-639-3720.

Charlotte Harbor
Parrot Head Club
to Celebrate
Second
Birthday Party
Charlotte Harbor will
metamorphose into
"Margaritaville" on Labor


Day Weekend when
hundreds of Parrot Heads
flock to the coastal
community to celebrate
the Charlotte Harbor
Parrot Head Club's
(CHPHC) Second
Birthday Party.
Kicking off on Sept. 4
and concluding on Sept. 7,
the weekend-long Birth-
day Party includes beach
bashes, pool parties and
island-beach music
reminiscent of Jimmy
Buffett. The Holiday Inn
Express Hotel & Suites in
Port Charlotte will serve as
the host hotel and events
will take place throughout
Charlotte Harbor.
A free trolley will
transport Parrot Heads
between locations so
there's no need to drink
and drive. Reservations
need to be secured by
Aug. 1. The event is
limited to the first 350
people who register.
The cost to participate
in the Birthday Party
festivities is $35 for
Charlotte Harbor Parrot
Head Club members until
July 15, then it will be $40.
Non-members are $45.
Hotel room rates at the
Holiday Inn Express Hotel
& Suites, 24480 Sandhill
Blvd., Port Charlotte, begin
at $69 per night, plus taxes.
To register for the


CHPHC First Birthday
Party and to view the
current list of events, visit
the club's Web site at
www.chphc.com. Hotel
reservations can be made
directly with the Holiday Inn
Express Hotel & Suites at
941-764-0056 and refer to
the "CHPHC Birthday Party"
for the discounted rates.
Parrot Heads arriving
into Charlotte Harbor and
the Gulf Islands a day early
will be in for a musical
treat. Jim Morris, recog-
nized for playing island-
beach music similar to
Jimmy Buffett's style, will
be performing at Nav-A-
Gator from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Sept. 3. The concert is free


and open to the public.
The Charlotte Harbor
Parrot Head Club was
established on Aug. 31,
2007. To date, the club is
350 members strong. The
stereotypical image of a
Parrot Head is a Jimmy
Buffett fan wearing a
Hawaiian shirt, parrot hat
and flip-flops while
drinking margaritas. The
organization has the
philosophy to "Party with a
Purpose" and supports
environmental and
humanitarian causes and
celebrates
living the laidback
Florida lifestyle.
For more information,
call 941-380-7969.


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


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.


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A day with
the Rays
The Punta Gorda
Chamber of Commerce
and the Tampa Bay Rays
baseball team will partner
to celebrate the third
annual Charlotte County
Community Day with the
Rays on July 12 at Tropi-
cana Field in St. Peters-
burg. The game will start at
1:38 p.m. and will be
against the Oakland
Athletics. The chamber is
offering three specially
priced ticket levels: $18
Lower Level Outfield


(includes Pepsi, hot dog
and a snack); $30 Lower
Box ticket (includes a Rays
hat); and $100Whitney
Bank Club ticket (all-
inclusive upscale buffet
with beer, wine and soda).
Prices are per ticket. To
purchase tickets, call
941-639-3720 or stop by
the Chamber office at 252 W
Marion Ave., Punta Gorda.
Free parking is offered for
cars of four or more.

Jazz music
The public is invited to
enjoy live jazz music from


6 p.m. to 9 p.m. each
Sunday night starting
July 13 at Cresset Banquet
and Social Center,
17353 Geddes Ave., Port
Charlotte. Leslie Dacosta
Quintet will present the
music. Bar service will be
available.
For more information,
call 941-235-1400.

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
ElJ'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.


Thursday CHILL'N
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The BUCKETS OF BEER
Rick Corona- $14
Miller Chill $12
Rehenberg Bud Light Lime -$11
Group Landshark Drafts- $1.50

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DESOTO
* Nav-A-Gator Bar & Grill
9700 S.W. Riverview Circle
(off Kings Highway)
941-625-4407.
Thursday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday,
Open Jam Session.
6 p.m. 9 p.m. Friday, The Hippo.
2 p.m. 5 p.m. Saturday,
Gary and Kerri.
- 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.
6:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m. Saturday,
Sonny & Sable.
6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. Tuesday,
Quiet Fire.
* Englewood's on Dearborn
(formerly Coconut Grove)
362 W. Dearborn St., Englewood.
941-475-7501.
6 p.m.- 10 p.m.Thursday,
karaoke with WAM Entertainment.
6 p.m. -10 p.m. Friday, Gypsy
7 p.m. 11 p.m. Saturday,
Bandana.
Wednesday, EZ Street.
- 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.
* Shucker's
2440 S. McCall Road, Englewood.
941-681-3036.
5 p.m.- 9 p.m. Sunday,
Les Pearsall.

NORTH PORT
* Buffalo Wild Wings
700 Sumter Crossings Drive,
North Port.
941-429-9722.
5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Friday,
c.u. Later Gator.
* Riverside Lounge at Budget Inn
14000 Tamiami Trail, North Port.
941-429-1534.
9 p.m. 1:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday,
karaoke with J.R. & Janet.
Sunday, poker.
7 p.m. 10 p.m.Tuesday, poker.
9 p.m.- 12:30 a.m. Wednesday,
ladies 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
* Bowland
3192 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte.
941-625-4794.
Friday, Saturday, karaoke.
12:30 p.m. Sunday,
Texas Hold 'em.
5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday,
Texas Hold'em.
* Deep Creek Elks
1133 Capricorn Blvd., Deep Creek.
941-764-6825.
6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Friday,
dinner with music by Harmony.
1:30 p.m. 5 p.m. Sunday, Bingo.
- MS Rascal's Loony Bin
1182 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
www.loonybinpub.com.
941-255-5999.
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Friday, Jam Band.
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Saturday,
live music.
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 11 p.m. Friday,
karaoke with 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.
. Sports City
4660 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-627-6264.


7:30 p.m.- 11:30 p.m.Thursday,
Fakahatchee.
8 p.m.- midnight Friday,
The Boca Band.
8 p.m.- midnight Saturday,
Blue Fish.
5 p.m. Sunday, Sammy J
and The Guys.
6 p.m.- 10 p.m. Tuesday,
The Parrotheads.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m. Wednesday,
Riding High.
* Sun Flea Market & Kidstar
18505 Paulson Drive,
Port Charlotte.
941-255-3532.
Noon 3 p.m. Friday, Karl.
Noon 3 p.m. Saturday,
Rosanne Botts.
Noon 3 p.m. Sunday, Alex Keller.
- Visani featuring
The Comedy Zone
2400 Kings Highway,
Port Charlotte.
941-629-9191.
8 p.m.Thursday- Friday, live
comedy with Mutzie and Kris Shaw.
7:30 p.m., 10 p.m. Saturday, live
comedy with Mutzie and Kris Shaw.
6 p.m.- 9 p.m.Tuesday, A Holland.
8 p.m. Wednesday,
live comedy with Kier and Big B.
SWillie's Cocktails
4095 tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
941-624-2245.
7 p.m. Saturday, Wednesday,
Texas Hold'Em.
1 p.m. Sunday, Texas Hold 'Em.
10 p.m. Tuesday Beer Pong.

PUNTA GORDA
* Captain's Table Lounge
1200 W. Retta Esplanage
(Fishermen's Village), Punta Gorda
941-637-1177.
7 p.m.- 10 p.m. Friday Saturday,
The Bob Hanson Trio.
5 p.m. Monday through Saturday,
Mable at the piano.
- Danny's Deep Creek Pub
24901 Sandhill Blvd. Unit 14,
Punta Gorda.
941-764-0640.
www.dannysdeepcreekpub.com.
6 p.m.- midngiht, Thursday, Friday,
Saturday, Free ride program.
7:30 p.m.Thursday, karaoke
with Danny "Sinatra Contest."
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.
10 p.m. Saturday, Watch 'n Fight
UFC Challenge.
5 p.m. Sunday, Wii bowling
lessons.
Noon 10 p.m. Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday,
Danny's Power Poker.


9 p.m. Monday, Free Tab
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, Certified.
Midnight 2 a.m. Friday Saturday,
Dance music with DJ Franco.
- Jack's Cafe
Corner of Taylor Road and W.
Marion Ave., Punta Gorda.
941-637-8800.
9 p.m. midnight, Thursday, ladies
night with dance music
by DJ Mo Ron.
* Fishermen's Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade,
Punta Gorda.
941-639-8721.
6 p.m.- 8 p.m.Thursday,
Reconnections Band.
5 p.m. 9 p.m. Friday,
Stephen Foster.
5 p.m. -9 p.m. Saturday,
Sean & Ramsi. Montage.
6:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m. Open Mic
Night presented by the
Peace River Center for Writers.
- Mooseheads
318TamiamiTrail #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 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 ja77zz
in the lounge byTrio 'Taste:'
* 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 Tucci.
8 p.m.- midnight Saturday,
The Chicago Mob.
4 p.m.- 7 p.m. Sunday, DJ Mick.
7 p.m.- 10 p.m.Tuesday,
karaoke inside with M&M.
6 p.m. 10 p.m. Wednesday,
Tim & Rosanne.
8 p.m. Wednesday,
pool tournament.
- The Tavern Bar and Grill
126 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda.
941-639-7655.
9 p.m. 2 a.m. Friday, DJ Dance
Party.


9 p.m. 2 a.m. Saturday, Pro DJs
DJ Ron Dance Party.
Oldies through today.
- Tilly's Tap
3149 Duncan Road (Hwy 17),
Punta Gorda.
941-505-0798.
2 p.m. 5 p.m. Saturday,
Up The Creek.
Monday, Free pool.

VENICE/NOKOMIS
* Honoluana Island Grill
222 Airport Ave., Venice.
941-483-3553.
7 p.m. Friday, Alternator Blues
Band.
7 p.m. Saturday, Bud Buckley.
* 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.
2 p.m. Saturday, Wii Bowling.
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Saturday,
karaoke with Jim & Deb.
1 p.m.- 6 p.m. Sunday,
Texas Hold 'Em Poker.
2 p.m. Sunday, Wii Golf.


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.
941-488-3775.
5 p.m. 9 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.


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Garage, Arts
& Crafts sale
The Sun Flea Market &
Kidstar hold a Garage and
Arts & Crafts sale every
second Saturday and


Sunday of each month at
18505 Paulson Drive
(behind Walmart), Port
Charlotte. This event is
open for anyone who
wants to sell their wares.
Table and booth rentals


cost $10 each per day.
For reservations, call
941-255-3532.
Market proceeds from
these events will go to the
community food drive for
St. Vincent de Paul and the


Animal Welfare League to
feed people and pets in
Charlotte County.
The public is invited to
browse and shop at the
next sale event
Saturday Sunday.


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Gatorz is a popular place for long and 'happy' hours


July 8- 9, 2009


Gatorz is, as its
name suggests,
essentially a bar
and grill, with a friendly
and good-looking wait
staff.
The interior is dominat-
ed by a large center bar
with low lighting, bar
stools, some tables, and
the usual neon beer ads
as the primary d6cor.
Outside on the pleasant
porch there are more
tables, some bar-high
with bar stools and
several with regular
chairs, and the corner
bar is smaller, but just
as busy.
Here are gatorz (spelled
with a "z") everywhere: in
a fountain, in pictures, in
statues, and carved on
benches outside in the
garden. The "z" also
shows up in the menu
to remind you where
you are.
There is a long list of
appetizers, or "Gateriz-
erz," ranging in price
from $2.50 for a taco to
$9.99 for crab cakes.
Since their buffalo wings
are a popular choice, we
decided to share an order


Restaurant Reiew
letsgo@sun-herald.com
Hours of operation and pricing
are subject to change.
of 10 "naked" (not
breaded) going for the
extra 95 cents to get
drums only ($7.94). We
thought Pot Stickers
($5.99) would be a good
contrast but, like the
wings, they were deep
fried. They had a rich
filling and an Asian
sauce. The wings were
hot and crispy. We tried
two sauces ($.50 extra),
an interesting Teriyaki
and the Hot, which was
not as hot as he likes,
but good.
There are a half-dozen
other sauces and, on
Tuesday and Wednes-
days, the wings are 25
cents each when ordered
with a drink.
A monthly menu lists
daily lunch and dinner
specials. He decided to
try the special Angus Beef
Cheeseburger ($6.99,
normally $7.99), and she


CALENDAR EXTRAS


Calendar
accepting art
submissions
The deadline is
approaching for artwork
submissions for the
Charlotte Harbor National
Estuary Program 2010
calendar. The deadline is
5 p.m. Tuesday. The
images in the calendar are
to depict the beauty of the
natural environment in
Manatee, Sarasota,
Charlotte, Lee, Hardee,
DeSoto and Polk counties.


Up to three images in any
medium are accepted. The
images are posted on the
Internet during the month
of August so the public can
help select the ones that
will be used. The calendar
is distributed free to
everyone who signs up for
a free quarterly newsletter,
Harbor Happenings, and a
small quantity are avail-
able at libraries, centers
and at events. There is no
entry fee. Images must be
received as digital files
saved on a compact disk


Gatorz Bar and Grill
Address: 3816 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.
www.Gatorzbarandgrill.com.
Telephone number: 941-625-5000
Hours: 11 a.m. 2 a.m. Monday Saturday.
Noon midnight Sunday.
Visa, Mastercard, American Express accepted.
Atmosphere...................... Price: $ $$
Healthy choices:..................No
Value for Money:..............
SKids Menu: Yes
Service: Full Bar Yes
$ $1410; $$ $11 $415 Dress: Casual
$$$ $16 $20; $$$$ Over $20 per person.
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was intrigued by the
house salad ($6.69)
served in a garlic tortilla
shell and garnished
with fruit and "nutz."
The burger was served
on an onion roll, a good
touch, with a mild
cheese, sliced tomato and
onion, lettuce, a tiny bit
of coleslaw, and pickle. It
was large and meaty and
cooked medium as he
prefers even though he
was not asked. He also
got an order of sweet
potato "friez" ($2.29). Her
salad was covered with
shredded cheese and
black olives, and the fruit
and nuts turned out to be



and accompanied by a
signed entry form. For
more information,
e-mail Maran at
mhilgendorf@swflpc.org
or call 866-835-5785. The
form and additional
guidance are available at
www.CHNEEPorg.

Fishermen's
Village celebrates
Marina Day
Fishermen's Village will
observe National Marina
Day on Aug. 8 with


a trail mix including
chocolate chips.
Since the desserts are
not made here, we
decided against them
although "Fried Cheese-
cake" ($3.99) may have
been interesting.
Although we would
have thought that most
customers come for the
drinks and company
more than for the food,
there was clearly a soft
drink/iced tea crowd
enjoying lunch.
Later on in the evening,
with daily entertainment
and drink specials, Gatorz
is a very popular place for
long and "happy" hours.



displays and promotions
by marine-related
organizations and
]various environmental
groups involved with
Charlotte Harbor.
Fishermen's Village Yacht
Basin is a Florida state-
designated "Clean
Marina," and participat-
ing boaters will be asked
to sign a "Clean Boater"
pledge card during the
event.
For more information,
call Jim Branch at
941-575-3000.


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MON. King Crab $17.99
TUES. Jumbo Beer Batter Shrimp.....$8.99
,n WED. Grouper Specials.................. $11.99
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directly on Myakka River Fish Filet Francaise Dinner.............$7.99
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Sun Readers
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* Lunch Bunch Card = 10th Lunch Free!!!


RECESSION BUSTER
36 Menu Items under $10.00!
$1.50 PBR Draft Beer!



* American Comfort Food
* American Micro Brews The Tavern
* Piedmontese!!
The Healthy Hamburger At River City
* Great Tacos Coney Dogs
* The Rays Happy Hour Party!!!
Happy hour prices whenever the Rays are on TV.
Ask about ur Black Cat Club??? 25% off for all members!!!
Late Night iD.anciJ Fri. &Satil2A
Dinner Wed. Sat. 4:30 10:30
Great Lunch Sat. & Sun 11:30 4:30
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ROAD TRIP
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July 8- 9, 2009


No petting allowed


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Petting the cats at Big
Cat Rescue in Tampa is
not allowed, it matters
not if you are a visitor, a
volunteer or the founder
of what is considered
the world's largest
sanctuary for big cats.
Within its fenced and
gated site are lions and
tigers and panthers and
some smaller cats such
as servals and bobcats
but none so small as
domestic housecats.
Many of the felines at
Big Cat Rescue are
retired circus perform-
ers. The tigers that once
belonged to the world's
great animal trainer, the
late Gunther Gebel-
Williams of Venice are
there, living in their own
separate but equal
cages. Their upkeep is
paid for by the Ringling
Bros. and Barnum &
Bailey Circus, in which
Gebel-Williams starred.
As tigers are generally
one-man animals, when
illness forced the
retirement of Gebel-
Williams, the circus
arranged to send his cats
to Carole Lewis, Big Cat
Rescue's founder.
It was there that those
tigers, who had been
born in captivity, finally
learned to swim. Lewis
arranged to have a small
pool in each of their
caged areas and, despite
the doubts of the circus
experts, each of the
former circus perform-
ers has since learned to
swim.
But not all of the cats
at Big Cat lived such
happy and interesting


Take Interstate 75 north
to Exit 228 (1-275 North).
Take 1-275 north to Busch
Boulevard (Exit 50). Travel
west 9 miles (away from
Busch Gardens). Busch
Boulevard will become
Gunn Highway. As soon as
you pass beneath the big
green overpass of the
Veterans Expressway,
watch for the McDonald's
on the left. Easy Street
(the location of Big Cat
Rescue) is immediately
past the restaurant on the
South side of the road.
Easy Street is a narrow dirt
road. You will have to pass
the entrance and make a
U-turn at the first opportu-
nity to get to the entrance
from the divided roadway.
At the end of Easy Street
you will come to a big
electric gate.

lives. That has been
found to be a key to
their longevity in
contrast to cats raised in
the wild, which have the
shortest lives and even
to those in zoos, which
live longer than animals
in the wild but still not
as long as those in the
better circuses such as
the Ringling show, Lewis
told me when I first met
her years ago. Sadly,
animals are not treated
so well in every circus.
The remaining animals
at Big Cat came from
people who tried to keep
them as pets, aban-
doned animals and a
few that were confiscat-
ed from drug dealers.
Cute as young lions
and tigers and leopards
may be, when they grow
up, they are likely to do


far more than simply
scratch the furniture.
The best thing to do is
simply sponsor a cat at
Big Cat. Whether you
donate $25 or $5,000,
you will be money ahead
on saved furniture alone
and you will know you
have helped sustain the
life of one of these
magnificent creatures.
Consider that it takes
$100 to feed a tiger for
one week.
Food is not all they get.
From toys to neutering
of the males and lifelong
medical care, their
needs are met. Most
even have their own
pools and enjoy spin-
ning their exercise balls
in them.
Volunteers handle
nearly all the work at Big
Cats, which helps to
hold costs down. The
volunteers lead tours,
clean cages and feed
the animals.
All these workers must
be doing something
right for the animals
there do seem to be
living longer. Shatia, a
female Canada lynx that
died recently, arrived at
Big Cat with a heart
condition yet still
managed to live until
the age of 16, dying
peacefully in its sleep in
its private area.
A serval named
Esmerelda has been
thriving at Big Cat
Rescue 1995 when
it was 3.
Big Cat also has done
well with its Bobcat
rehabilitation pro-
gram. Several of these
Florida natives have
been released back


SUN PHOTOS BY KIM COOL
This lynx enjoys its private sanctuary at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa.


into the wild.
There are five ways to
tour Big Cat Rescue.
Children under 10,
accompanied by an
adult guardian, may
come only at 9 a.m.
Saturday mornings, The
price is $15 per child 9
and under and $25 per
person for those 10
and older.
Daily, there are 90
minute tours for those
10 and older beginning
at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Saturday, the tours begin
at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.
and 1:30 p.m. The cost is
$25 per person. Call 813-
426-5948 for reserva-
tions.
Friday and Saturday,
there is a feeding tour at
dusk, by reservation only.
The cost is $50 per
person. Limited to those
10 and older, visitors
accompany volunteers on
their feeding rounds.
For $100 per person,


A tiger that taught itself to swim as a resident of Big Cat
Rescue prepares to take a dip in its private pond.


those 10 and above will go
behind the scenes to see
the keepers hand out
enrichment treats and
food puzzles and do some
training. This tour is
offered Saturday at 2 p.m.
and also on the last Friday
of the month at 2 p.m.


A special night tour for
those 10 and older is
offered at $50 per
person and only by
reservation. Call the
number above.
For information, visit
www.bigcatrescue.org or
call 813-920-4130.




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