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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 29, 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: VID00706
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Resource Identifier: ltuf - ANK8420
oclc - 47264140
alephbibnum - 002730652
issn - 1536-1063
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Budget plan: Slash 14
positions and dip into
reserve funds to plug a
$2.4 million hole in the
general fund
BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR

Anticipating a shortfall, city
officials cut 14 positions in
next year's budget, which was
unveiled Tuesday.
Nine of the positions are
unfilled, but five people
could be looking for new
jobs.
Three longtime managers


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Snyder


with 67 years of experience
among them learned Monday
their positions are being elimi-
nated. Two positions are in the
building and code enforce-
ment department, cutting it
almost in half; two are in the
utilities department; and one
is in the public works depart-


ment.
Two people are eligible to
retire; two are eligible to move
into unfilled positions.
The person who holds the
remaining position, was offer-
ed a one-month administra-
tive leave package, plus three
months' severance.
City Manager Isaac Turner
said the eliminated positions
will save the city upward of
$525,000.
'No end in sight'
As required by law, the pro-
posed budget Turner and
Finance Director Jeff Snyder

Please see MULLS, 10A


SUN PHOTO BY BOB MUDGE
The Laurel Community Center is a little too close to qualify for a bus to
transport Laurel Nokomis School students to its successful after-
school program.


Saving money,


losing students?


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SUN PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY JENNIFER BRUNO
Abuse of most types of drugs is down in Florida, but prescription drug abuse is on the rise, particularly
among young people who mistakenly believe they are safer than street drugs.


Medicine cabinet killers


BY NICK MILANO
AND CAITLIN GREENE
SUN CORRESPONDENTS


First of a two-part story.

Five people die from prescription drug abuse
every day in Florida, according to the federal
Drug Enforcement Administration.
On June 19, 15-year-old Nicholas Block be-
came one of them.
Block was found dead in a North Port hotel
room where his family had been staying. Tests
later showed he had traces of oxycodone and
benzodiazepine in his system.
They had not been prescribed for him, ac-
cording to police. He had no medical condition
warranting their use, they said.
The 2008 Florida Youth Substance Abuse
Survey produced and distributed by the
Florida departments of Health, Education, Chil-
dren and Families, Juvenile Justice, and the
Governor's Office of Drug Control reported
that almost every popular drug, including alco-
hol, tobacco and marijuana, was declining in
use.
One of the only exceptions: prescription
drugs.
According to the Florida survey, 4.5 percent
of the nearly 100,000 middle and high school
students who took part in it reported using
painkillers such asVicodin or Lortabs that were
not prescribed for them.
Another 3.8 percent used anti-depressants
such as Xanax that were not prescribed for
them.
17 pills
Next to South Carolina, Florida is the state hit
hardest by prescription drug abuse and sales,
according to the DEA.
Illegal traffic in prescription drugs is, police
say, one of the hardest crimes to solve.
The reason: The drugs are first purchased


legally and then either stolen by a user or sold
illegally.
"Stopping people addicted to prescription
drugs is harder than stopping people addicted
to any other drugs because they go from doctor
to doctor getting prescriptions and it looks
completely legitimate," said a detective from
the Orlando Police Department. The Sun is
withholding his name because of the undercov-
er nature of his work.
Block's case was an exception.
When questioned about his death, his step-
father denied giving him any drugs. North Port
police officers then asked about the pill bottle
clearly visible in his pocket. It turned out to be a
210-pill prescription for oxycodone that had
been filled the day before.
Only 17 pills were left.
Block's parents were arrested and are await-
ing trial.
A blight
Police in other states blame Florida doctors
for a lot of the prescription drug abuse they
encounter.
"Doctors in Florida will write prescriptions
for anybody, that's what it seems like," said Sgt.
Steven White, a veteran narcotics officer in
Columbus, Ohio.
He said college students and young adults
often make "pharming runs" to Florida and
South Carolina, where they stock up on pre-
scription drugs and then drive back to Co-
lumbus.
A veteran in the business of pain manage-
ment, Tampa-area physician Dr. Lora Brown
has seen her share of addicts and pushers trying
to get their hands on prescription medications
that only doctors can prescribe.
"I think it's a huge problem," she said.
"Without a doubt, it's on the rise."
Brown believes in treating "the whole

Please see KILLERS, 10A


BY BROOKY BROWN
PROJECTS EDITOR

Laurel Nokomis School stu-
dents who attend the Laurel
Civic Association homework
assistance program at the
Sandra Sims Terry Community
Center were dealt a major blow
when the school district an-
nounced it was removing the
neighborhood bus stop on
Forest Street.
Some 100 students are in
the program, and of that num-
ber 65 to 77 ride the bus.
Without the bus, those stu-
dents who used to walk about
a block to the center will now
have to walk nearly 2 miles.
The bus that stopped on
Forest Street is no longer fund-
ed by the state for two reasons:
the removal of the railroad
tracks on Laurel Road and the
state's 2-mile rule.
"It's seen as unsafe walking
conditions for K-5 kids to cross
railroad tracks," said Ellery
Girard, Sarasota County
School District transportation
director. "When the tracks
were taken out and the district
no longer received funding for
that bus, we removed the
transportation."
Girard said the area now has
a bike trail and sidewalks, so it
meets every criterion for safe
walking.
"We gave them an extra
year," he said, "but when funds


were cut again, we couldn't
continue providing that trans-
portation. Besides, when kids
are suspended they walk or
ride their bikes anyway."
The 2-mile rule states that if
elementary students live less
than 2 miles from school they
are considered walkers, as-
suming there are no safety
hazards present. This is mea-
sured as a pedestrian route
even if that route isn't open to
motor vehicles.
Girard said he walked from
the house farthest from the
school in that neighborhood to
Laurel Nokomis School eight
years ago and found it to be
about a mile and a half.
"Even if you go the long way,
it is still less than 2 miles," he
said.
But some students living on
Scott Street are 2.15 miles from
the school, according to the
county-calibrated distance-
measuring wheel. That won't
bring their bus back because
those students are less than 2
miles from the bus stop at
Spencer Avenue and U.S. 41.
Focus on 41
Sandra Terry, executive di-
rector of the LCA, questions
the safety of the children, some
of whom are kindergartners,
more than the distance issue.
"I can't see 40 to 50 kids

Please see LOSING, 10A


Council meeting roundup


Wiand: City purchase


of Jet Center unlikely


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR


Jet Center receiver Burton
Wiand sent a clear message
this week to Venice City Coun-
cil a city purchase of the jet
center is "unlikely."
City council members were
in a confidential session with
City Attorney Bob Anderson
Tuesday morning strategizing
over the Part 16 complaint filed
by the Jet Center with the
Federal Aviation Administra-
tion and most likely dis-
cussed how a letter authored
by Wiand on July 21 would
impact their options.
Council has been exploring
the possibility of purchasing
the Jet Center as a way to deny
building four hangars.


Wiand said it would violate
his good faith efforts with
other potential purchasers to
consider something like a city
offer of $1 over the highest bid-
der at this late stage.
The city would have to
make an offer "significantly
above" others even to be con-
sidered, said Wiand. Further-
more, he isn't willing to negoti-
ate moving the Jet Center until
after a permit is issued to build
the hangars, according to
attorney Dan Boone.
Boone said that's because
Wiand believes negotiations to
trade the permit for a different
location could become a pro-
tracted affair, causing further
delays that would undermine

Please see CITY, 10A


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Scallop-seeding volunteers needed


FROM SARASOTA
COUNTY


The Sarasota Environ-
mental Aquatics Team is
again partnering with the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Research Institute and
local volunteers to in-
crease the local bay scal-
lop population. Through
a scallop-seeding pro-
ject, environmental offi-
cials hope to propagate
scallop species, which in
the past had declined
due to overfishing and
poor water quality.
This year's program
begins in August, although
some returningvolunteers
may get started before the
end of July.


To track the SEATeam's
progress, 15 scallop mon-
itoring sites were estab-
lished throughout the
county. The traps from
the monitoring stations
are sent to the institute,
where biologists count
the number of scallop
juveniles, known as spat.
From May 2008-09,
the stations attracted
2,425 bay scallops and
546 calico scallops. This
was the first year scallop
monitoring was conduct-
ed in the county's bays.
These numbers will serve
as a baseline to gauge the
team's restoration efforts.
To volunteer for the
program or host a scallop
site, call 861-5000.


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WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2009


City park nominees ranked


... by county


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR

Unwilling to wait any longer
for city input, the Sarasota
County Parks and Recreation
Board recently went ahead and
ranked Venice's submissions
for its Environmentally Sen-
sitive Lands Protection and
Neighborhood Parkland Ac-
quisition programs.
The board gave a "high"
ranking to a "Higelville" loca-
tion named after early found-
ers ofVenice on a heavily shad-
ed 1.73-acre lot with old, es-
tablished oak trees.
The county ranking took
place prior to a city Parks and
Recreation Advisory Board
meeting on July 20. The city
parks board didn't rank any of
the five submissions as "high."
County officials earlier ask-
ed the city to hurry up with the
rankings, but the Venice parks
board decided to wait until it
had a chance to review a new
draft city policy that establish-
es criteria for submissions. But
the draft policy still wasn't
ready for its July meeting so the
Venice parks board went
ahead with the ranking. Four
of five received a "medium"
ranking and one received a
"low" ranking.
County picks
The county parks board
deferred on three of Venice's
submissions in the belief that
other sources of funding might
be better suited to purchase
the properties, including the
105 acres north of Border Road
with access to the Myakka
River.
"The board has asked that
Environmentally Sensitive


Lands Oversight Committee
look at the application for con-
sideration as an 'environmen-
tally sensitive land,' then re-
port back next month," wrote
Dawn Stoddart in a report to
the Venice board. Stoddart sits
on both the Venice and Sara-
sota County parks boards.
Also deferred was consider-
ation of a waterfront Tarpon
Center Drive property with 15
wet boat slips. The county
parks board asked administra-
tors to come up with addition-
al information on other mari-
na nominees in the Sarasota
area.
"There may be other part-
nerships available for the
financial means of marinas to
be purchased in the future,"
Stoddart said.
The county stormwater de-
partment was asked to report
next month on a proposed
stormwater retention ditch on
Laguna Drive north of Apa-
lachicola.
Sixteen million dollars re-
mains available in the pro-
gram, Stoddart said.
High on Higel
The only site to receive a
"high" ranking by the county
parks board was a home in
what is referred to locally as
"Higelville" near Tarpon Cen-
ter Drive just north of the orig-
inal city plat drawn by John
Nolen.
The home was built in 1915
by George Higel, who managed
Joseph Lord's citrus groves,
according to Judie Bauer, a
member of the Venice Historic
Preservation Society.
Prior to that Higel rented
what is now called the Lord-
Higel home, relocated three


VENICE PARK NOMINEES RANKED
City parks board County parks board
Border Road (105 acres with access to Myakka River)
Medium Deferred
Tarpon Center Drive (15 wet boat slips)
Medium Deferred
Laguna/Apalachicola (storm retention ditch)
Low Deferred
Higelville historic home
Medium High
U.S. 41 Business/North Bypass (three lots where U.S. 41 and
Legacy Park Trail meet)
Medium Low


years ago to a site across from
city hall. Grant funding to
restore the Lord-Higel House
dried up with the recession.
Friends of the Lord-Higel
House, which hopes to restore
the house and make it into a
museum and visitors center,
was formed a year and a half
ago and finally received its
nonprofit 501(c)(3) status
three weeks ago, Bauer said.
"We have our (nonprofit)
number and are ready to go,"
Bauer said.
Difficulty in restoring the
Lord-Higel House played no
role in the city park board's
decision not to give a high
ranking to the other Higelville
house, said Monty Andrews,
chair of the Venice Parks and
Recreation Advisory Board.
"It just didn't seem to meet
the (county) criteria," he said.
New process
The city parks board uti-
lized the county criteria and
visited eachVenice-nominated
parcel.
Andrews said he ranked the
Tarpon Center boat slip "high,"
but the city board as a whole
didn't rank any of the nomi-


nees as a top priority.
"We do have a lot of parks,"
Andrews said.
Current rules call for 7 acres
of park land for every 1,000 res-
idents. Venice already has 15
acres for every 1,000 residents,
Andrews said.
"When you take a piece of
property out of the city," he
said, "you lose that on the tax
rolls."
It's not one of the criteria,
but something worth consid-
ering, he said.
He's waiting for the formal
adoption of the new compre-
hensive plan, which envisions
a park within a quarter mile of
every residence.
Under a new city policy
adopted July 28, revised maps,
new nominations criteria, and
giving the planning commis-
sion a chance to weigh in on
parks nominations, should
help better identify where the
city should build future parks,
he said.
"It might be useful to look
around and see what is avail-
able to fill those voided areas,"
Andrews said. "That's why I
like what the city is doing. The
new process (will result in)


more input from the planning
department and staff. The
more input, the better. It really
makes sense."
New criteria
Under the new policy, any
citizen can still recommend a
potential site, but those nomi-
nations that don't meet the
new criteria and get the
approval of the planning and
zoning department's technical
review committee will be sent
a notice advising of "disquali-
fying factors," and their right to
proceed as an individual di-
rectly to the appropriate Sara-
sota County program.
Nominated sites that meet
the new criteria and technical
review standards will proceed
to the planning commission
and then city council for its
endorsement.
City council adopted on
Tuesday new criteria for nomi-
nating neighborhood park-
lands.
They include: access; prox-
imity to beaches, waterways
and other amenities; natural
features that preserve existing
native wildlife or shoreline;
cultural features that protect
historical heritage; meeting
community needs, like neigh-
borhood play areas or recre-
ation sites; and locations that
enhance existing accessible
public lands.
Criteria for nominating en-
vironmental sensitive lands
are: the rarity of the site, con-
nectedness to adjacent exist-
ing public lands or waterways;
ecological diversity; maintain-
ing water quality; or maintain-
ing habitat.

ggiles@venicegondolier.com


POLICE BEAT
Public comment invited
A team from the Commission for
Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation
will be evaluating all aspects of the
Venice Police Department's policies
and procedures, management, opera-
tions and support services on Aug. 25.
VPD has to comply with some 259
standards to received accredited status.
Many of those standards are critical to
life, health and safety issues.
As part of this assessment, the public
is invited to offer comments to the
assessment team by writing CFA, 3504
Lake Lynda Drive, Suite 380, Orlando,
FL 32816, or e-mailing info@flaccredi-
tation.org. A copy of the standards is
available by calling VPD's public infor-
mation officer at 486-2444.
Motorcycle crash
Arthur J. Johns, 52, of North Port was
taken to Bayfront Medical Center after
his Harley-Davidson motorcycle collid-
ed with 55-year-old Jerry M. Mock's
Lexus sedan on U.S. 41 at Myakka
Drive.
According to a Florida Highway Pa-
trol report, Mock, of Cumming, Ga.,
was stopped at a stop sign facing north

Corrections
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mer restaurant property d 1
at the intersection of U.S. C.
41 Bypass North and pub
U.S. 41 Business as a Call fo
nominated park. The
parcel nominated is not MANY
the closed restaurant, T
but a pie-shaped lot con- Chick
nected to Legacy Trail
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The name of Venice
City Council candidate A
Harry Walia was mis-
spelled in a July 15 arti- Eve
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in the July 25 edition.
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regrets the errors. FRIDAY
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on Myakka Drive at U.S. 41. Johns was
traveling south in the southbound lane
of U.S. 41 approaching Myakka Drive.
Mock failed to see the motorcycle and
attempted to enter the paved portion of
the median to travel north on U.S. 41
toward River Road.
When Mock finally saw the motorcy-
cle, he stopped in the southbound
lanes of U.S. 41 at Myakka Drive. Johns
attempted to avoid the Lexus by steer-
ing to the left. However, Johns was
unable to avoid the car. The front of
Johns' motorcycle struck the left front
of the Lexus.
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was thrown off the motorcycle and
remains in serious condition at Bay-
front Medical Center.
Neither Kelly Mock, 43, who was a
passenger in the Lexus, nor Daivd Lew-
is, 18, a passenger on the motorcycle,
received any injuries.
Venice Police
Department arrests
Eusebio Carvajal, 53, Substation
Road, Venice. Charge: no valid driver
license. Bond: $500.
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Avoidingprobate '"


BY ADAM MILLER
LEGAL COLUMNIST


Generally speaking, probate
is the process of taking a
deceased person's property out
of his or her name and placing it
in the names of his or her bene-
ficiaries. It also includes dispos-
ing of creditors through pay-
ment, settlement or other
means.
A common misconception is
that if you have a will in place,
then your estate will not have to
go through probate.
Unfortunately, under Florida
law a will is ineffective to prove
title to, or the right to possession
of, your property until the will is
admitted to probate.
Probate can be a long and
somewhat expensive process,
so it may be beneficial to try to
avoid it.
So what assets must go
through probate? Most assets
that are in the deceased person's
name alone must go through
probate. There are some excep-
tions to this statement. For
example, in Florida an automo-
bile can be exempt from pro-
bate.
Some people try to avoid pro-
bate by adding their son or
daughter as a joint owner of all
of their assets. However, by
doing this you expose your
assets to your son's or daughter's
creditors. If your son, for exam-
ple, fails to pay a bill or is sued as
a result of a car accident, then
your son's creditors can seek sat-
isfaction of their debt from your
assets.
In addition, adding your son
or daughter as a joint owner of
your account enables your son
or daughter to go to the bank or
other financial institution and
withdraw your assets without
your knowledge or consent.
A better practice would be for
you to name your son or daugh-
ter as a beneficiary on your
accounts. Most financial institu-
tions allow you to fill out a bene-
ficiary form that allows you to
name your son, daughter or
friend as a beneficiary of your
account.
Payable on death, transfer on
death and in trust are the main
methods for designating a bene-
ficiary on your account. Each
designation accomplishes the
same goal avoiding probate
- and also protects your


account from your son or
daughter and their creditors
during you lifetime.
For real property (i.e., your
home), methods of avoiding
probate include creating a trust
and transferring your property
into the trust, or executing a
"ladybird deed" (also called an
enhanced life estate deed).
A ladybird deed should not
be confused with a regular life
estate deed. A regular life estate
deed is a deed that you execute
reserving a life estate in the
property while transferring the
remainder interest in the prop-
erty to your beneficiary.
Generally speaking, a life estate
means that you have the right to
the property during your life-
time; upon your death the prop-
erty transfers to your beneficia-
ry.
This type of deed does avoid
probate; however, if you want to
sell or mortgage the property
during your lifetime then your
beneficiary must also agree with
the sale or mortgage. They will
also be required to sign the
applicable document with you.
As you can imagine, some bene-
ficiaries refuse to agree to the
sale or mortgage of the property,
which prohibits you from taking
your desired action.
A ladybird deed avoids pro-
bate and allows you to take
whatever action you so desire
with the property during your
lifetime without the consent or
signatures of the beneficiaries
named on the deed. A ladybird
deed or enhanced life estate
deed is a fairly new type of plan-
ning tool and you should con-
sult with an attorney prior to
executing a one.
Taking any of these actions
regarding your estate can help
you avoid probate, which
means that your loved ones can
receive what you want them to
have in a timely and cost-effec-
tive fashion. Always speak with
an attorney prior to taking any
action with regard to your estate.
You should not rely on the gen-
eral statements of law that
appear in this article, which may
not be applicable to the particu-
lar facts of a given set of circum-
stances

Adam R. Miller has a mas-
ter's of law in elder law. His
practice is located in Venice.
Call 488-9641 or visit


Merry Christmas in July


SUN PHOTO BY MARTY DOVER
Robert Horn of Nokomis, one of three winners of the Christmas in
July raffle baskets, picks up his prize Monday at Venice Stationers.
He said his wife, Diane, will appreciate using the contents of the
Pamper Yourself basket. The other winners were Lora Kermode, who
won the Venice Sampler; and visitor Robin King, who won the Night
on the Town basket. The three baskets were filled with a total of
more than $1,000 in gifts and merchandise donated by the 42 down-
town Venice merchants who sponsored the Christmas in July sale.


BIZ BRIEFS
Chamber calendar
Panel discussion, Po-
sitioningYour Business 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
members, governmental offi-
cials, $25 nonmembers. RSVP
to Charleen Myers, 488-2236
or cmyers@venicechamber.
com.


Holding some unusual items on sale in the new Goodwill mega-store opening this week in the Rialto
Shopping Center are Mary Lou England, left, vice president of retail operations, Amy Confer, vice president
of support, and Bob Rosinsky, chief operating officer and president of mission development services.



Goodwill opens an upscale mega-store


BY ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST

Where in Venice would you
find a mermaid, a stuffed rat-
tlesnake and a skull all in one
place? In the new Goodwill
mega-store opening at 9 a.m.
Thursday in the former Food
Lion in the Rialto Shopping
Center.
Possibly the largest general
store in Venice, it covers 17,000
square feet, double the size of
the existing nearby store.
"It's twice as big and twice
as good," said Mary Lou Eng-
land, vice president of retail
operations.
Goodwill designed its own
format with very clear signs
identifying the many sectional
racks displaying hundreds of
items clearly priced. There are
five cash desks for easy check-
out.
Managing the store is Louis
lovanisci, team leader coach,


who with his colleagues
achieved annual revenues of
more than $1 million last year
and has a budget of $2 million
for the new store.
Overall, Goodwill raised $20
million in its Venice and
Sarasota stores in 2008. Funds
provide services from housing
and jobs to family counseling.
The new Goodwill has de-
signer clothes, purses and
shoes; children's clothes and
shoes for school; designer-
label jeans for teenagers; a fully
stocked men's section; linens;
electronics; jewelry; books;
and much more.
Now hiring
During a time when busi-
nesses are downsizing,
Goodwill is hiring for seven
additional positions. Following
the merging of the Englewood
store staff, there are now 48
team members in Venice.
"We need five more in Ven-


ice and two additional team
members at the Englewood
location," said England.
The store is open from 9
a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through
Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday. The donation door
opens an hour before the store
opens, allowing people to drop
off items on their way to work
or school.
This weekend, when the
contractor removes its equip-
ment, the entry will be striped,
guiding donors entering the
Rialto to follow arrows to the
drop-off point.
Goodwill self-funds the
majority of its services, al-
though it received generous
funding from Gulf Coast Com-
munity Foundation of Venice
to set up the existing store and
provide community services.
Last year, Goodwill assisted
15,000 families in the commu-
nity.
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Taking a gamble on a new business


ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST


Bringing the lights and
thrills of Las Vegas to Bird Bay
Plaza in a new, fun environ-
ment for adults is Fortunes of
Venice, North 525 U.S. 41
Bypass. Maria Rivera and Rita
D'Antona, who operates For-
tunes in Englewood, have
opened the Venice location. It
features 80 penny video games
and skill stop machines in-
cluding Fruit Genie, Huga,
Happy Farm and more.
From North Shore, Mass.,
D'Antona worked in electron-
ics until coming to Port Char-
lotte 19 years ago, working as a
waitress and as a graphic
designer for Ship & Shore of
Englewood. A year ago she
opened the Englewood arcade;
she has spent 12 months seek-
ing a location in Venice.
"Last Thanksgiving I cooked
and served all-homemade
meals to 80-plus valued Engle-
wood customers," she said.
Her plans for the local ar-
cade include theme parties to
benefit the American Cancer
Society.
Fortunes of Venice is open
10 a.m.-midnight Monday
through Saturday and at noon
on Sunday. Call 412-3343.
Aaron's opens
Aaron's Inc., the nation's
leader in rent-to-own elec-
tronics, home appliances,
computing and furniture
opened in Venice Village
Shoppes this week at 4127
South Tamiami Trail.
The company has a 10,000-


square-foot store and an in-
ventory with 65 percent of its
furniture sourced from United
States manufacturers.
Frank J. Constantino, fran-
chise president of Aaron's Sky-
way Base Inc., operates similar
stores in Manatee, Sarasota
and Charlotte counties. Found-
ed in 1955, Aaron's Inc. has
1,575 stores operating in 48
states and Canada.
Todd Dorigo, former sales
manager of the Port Charlotte
store, runs the Venice store
with six employees. It opens at
10 a.m. Monday through
Saturday. Call 445-5353.
Camera store shuttered
Venice lost another long-
established business to the
bad economy and changing
customer preferences when
Wolf Camera, 101 North U.S.
41 Bypass, closed last week.
A spokesperson said all the
inventory in Venice is being
transferred to the company's
store on Tamiami Trail at Bahia
Vista in Sarasota and he was
hopeful staff would be trans-
ferred to that location.
In the early '70s there were
three camera stores in Venice
including what was the Wolf
store. The popularity of digital
cameras, price-cutting by ma-
jor stores and Internet shop-
ping have resulted in many in-
dependent camera stores clos-
ing.
Senior facility tours
The new Windsor at Venice
assisted-living facility cele-
brates with a ribbon-cutting at
its information office Thurs-
day at 5 p.m. Due for comple-
tion the end of November, the
facility itself, at 1600 Center
Road, is near the Plantation
Golf & Country Club.
Windsor will have 70 assist-
ed-living apartments and 14
Alzheimer's and dementia-
care apartments in the Re-
flections secure section. The
campus will provide 24/7
nursing services and will have


staff trained in assisted living,
companionship and special
care.
Monthly rent from $2,900
up includes a spacious apart-
ment, three meals daily, health
monitoring, life enrichment
activities and electronically
controlled entrances.
"It is the safest building dur-
ing hurricane season, with a
generator for air conditioning
and use of the elevators," said
Connie Tolley, residence
director, who is offering "dusty
shoe" tours. Call 408-2600.
Kingfish is open
Those of you who have
been following the saga of the
Veranda Inn closing, reopen-
ing, closing and reopening
again will sympathize with Sue
Laskowski, owner of the King-
fish Cafe at the inn. Through-
out the whole ordeal the cafe
has remained open, from 7
a.m. for breakfast, lunch and
now, until 8 p.m., for dinner.
"Please tell everyone we are
open and wanting to serve
them," she said.
Call 484-1840.
Roofed in
The latest Venice motel
being prepared for a fall open-
ing is making fast progress
Contractors have recently
begun roofing in the Venice
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Mar-
riott, Executive Drive South at
the Jacaranda Interstate inter-
change near RaceTrac.
Clarification
Reader Janet reminded me
that Peach's Venice, 1230
Jacaranda Blvd., Venice Pines
Plaza, specializes in serving
breakfast and lunch daily. Call
493-7711.

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

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2009


John C. McRoberts
John C. "Jack" McRoberts, age 85, of Venice, Fla.,
and formerly of Utica, N.Y., died Friday, July 24, 2009.
He was the loving husband of Mary, sharing nearly
S 61 years together; dear father of Joe (Debbie)
McRoberts and Patrick (Mary Jean) McRoberts
pS? and father-in-law of Lori McRoberts; cher-
ished grandfather of Jennifer Nunnley, Lindsay
McRoberts, Jean McRoberts, Emily McRoberts
and William Able Jr.; and brother of Kathleen Kripke
and William (Mary) McRoberts. Jack was preceded in
death by his granddaughter Jami (McRoberts) Abel on
July 7, 2009.
He was a veteran of the United States Army.
Arrangements have entrusted to Gramer Funeral
Home, Diener Chapel, where online condolences
may be made at www.gramerfuneralhome.com.



Teen killed in


1-75 car wreck


BY ELAINE ALLEN-
EMRICH
STAFF WRITER

Ashley Lynn Cafaro, 18,
a 2009 North Port High
School graduate, died
Sunday night returning
from the Vans Warped
Tour, an all-day show of
alternative musical acts in
St. Petersburg, after the
car she was traveling in
slammed into the back of
a semi parked on the side
of Interstate 75 near
Nokomis.
Cafaro was pro-
nounced dead at the
scene, according to the
Florida Highway Patrol.
She was in the car
with her boyfriend,
Zack Keosaian, 18, who
was driving. He suffered
a neck bone fracture
and was treated at
Doctors Hospital in
Sarasota and released
Sunday night. Two other
teens in the car were


treated for minor
scrapes and bruises and
were released from an
area hospital.
An FHP report shows
Cafaro and Keosaian
were traveling south on
1-75 just before 9 p.m. It
was raining heavily in the
area at the time.
At mile marker 200
near Nokomis, a semi
was stopped in the
emergency lane with a
portion of its trailer in
the southbound merge
lane, where the inter-
state's three lanes nar-
row to two. Keosaian
slammed on the brakes
to avoid a collision but
the 1999 Toyota Camry
he was driving struck
the back of the semi and
spun around. All four
teens in the vehicle
were wearing seat belts.
'At first Zack blamed
himself," said Ariel
Bryant, a co-worker of
Cafaro's at McDonald's.


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Dum-Do-Wahs lose their cheerleader


BY KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR


Carl Watters performed one
additional act of kindness before
he passed away early Saturday
morning at his home in Nokomis.
He sent his brother Eric home
late Friday evening with instruc-
tions to turn off his phone and get
some sleep.
Carl, a former builder and, for
some 20 years, stage manager for
the Venice Symphony, died that
night after a three-year bout with
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also
known as Lou Gehrig's disease. He
was 54.
Eric was his primary caregiver,
spending increasing hours with
his brother, who had for so long
been Eric's No. 1 fan.
As the disease progressed, Carl
was forced to give up his work with
the symphony and, even worse,
his part-time dancing career as a
member of the Dum-Do-Wahs,
the song-and-dance foursome
that performed at the annual Eric
Watters & Friends shows, which
raised funds for the Venice
Symphony.
'Gruff love'
Carl joined longtime symphony
conductor Wes Schumacher, Jim
Magero and Eric in the original


"He is devastated. We all
know it was an accident.
It still hurts."
Tina Cafaro said her
daughter was consider-
ing going to college for
either film production or
psychology.
"She changed her
mind a lot," Tina said.
"She loved drama. She
spent hours at school
productions."
Tina and her other


SUN FILE PHOTO
Brothers Eric, left, and Carl Watters
rehearse for an Eric Watters &
Friends Show a few years ago. Carl
lost his battle with amyotrophic later-
al sclerosis Saturday at age 54.

Dum-Do-Wahs dance act. The
high-kicking foursome was always
a hit with the audience at the
shows, which have raised more
than $200,000 for the symphony
since 1993. A tribute concert hon-
oring the Watters brothers was
given in September 2008.
Carl worked tirelessly behind
the scenes as the orchestra's stage
manager. He was the one checking


daughters, Elizabeth,
10, Colleen, 16, and
Amy, 24, were in shock
Monday while making
funeral arrangements.
Cafaro's father is return-
ing from Iraq to attend
her funeral.
The driver of the semi,
Maximo Diaz Torga, 39,
of Tampa, was not hurt.
Charges are pending an
investigation, according
to the FHP


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the lights and sound and making
sure the podium was where it was
supposed to be for Schumacher,
who became a close friend of both
brothers.
"Since we hired Carl, I could
count on everything and everyone
to be in the right place at the right
time," Schumacher said. "We've
heard of tough love. I applied to
him the term 'gruff love' because of
his gruff voice. Before I went out
for a concert he would always
check that I had on my glasses and
shiny shoes, and then he would
say, 'Have fun out there, boss.'"
Even though Carl could no
longer dance with the Dum-Do-
Wahs or work as the symphony's
stage manager, he remained an
ardent supporter and cheerleader
for the symphony and devoted
brother. He is survived by Eric and
their mother, Mollie Watters, of
Venice.
Sunday, Aug. 2, Schumacher,
recently retired as the symphony's
conductor, will conduct the Venice
Symphony Chamber Orchestra
during a memorial service for Carl
at 4 p.m. at Venice Presbyterian
Church, 111 E. Firenze Ave., on the
island in Venice. Carl was a long-
time member of the congregation.

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JULY, 29 2009


OPINION


GONDOLIER SUN EDITOR
BOB MUDGE
bmudge@venicegondolier.com


OUR VIEW



Fight for your right to no parties


We have lamented the intrusion
of political parties into Venice
City Council elections, which
are supposed to be nonpartisan.
We're proud to say that as a direct
result of an editorial to that effect last
year, political parties got involved
much earlier this year and seem likely
to play an even bigger role than in the
last two years.
Ah, the power of the press.
Sigh.
We may be tilting at yet another
windmill here. Political parties are as
old as politics, so it's possible we've
just have been lucky to keep their
open presence out of city races for as
long as we did. But it's a war worth
fighting, we think, because we haven't
seen anything positive come out of
their involvement so far.
To be blunt, this year's council elec-
tion has the potential to be a blood-
bath. With two two-term members
leaving, the stakes are high: Will the


slow-growth majority solidify its con-
trol of city government, or will the pro-
growth side retain a foothold from
which to try to regain control next year?
If it were even as simple as that,
we'd be somewhat less concerned.
But the two sides have spent most of
the time since 2007 vilifying each
other, to the point where it has be-
come a battle of good versus evil (and
each side, of course, believes it repre-
sents "good"). Adding political parties
to that already-volatile situation
would be like flipping lit matches into
a fireworks factory.
Unfortunately, the sound of match
on sandpaper is already in the air, with
council candidate Harry Walia, a man
largely unknown in town despite being
a 19-year resident, featuring photo ops
with officeholders and politicos -
Republicans all as a prominent part
of his campaign. That may be a short-
hand way for him to convey what he
stands for, but we'd rather hear him


state his positions than piggyback on
well-known friends. Thus far he
appears to have cornered the pro-
growth market on one of the seats, but
voters will be deciding whether to vote
for him, not his friends.
So our hope is the parties will stay
on the sidelines in this election. It's
preciously because it could be a cru-
cial one that they should do what they
can to tone down the rhetoric, and
that would be by butting out.
Speaking of butting out, we'd be
remiss if we didn't comment on
Mayor Ed Martin's recent campaign
advice to candidates Jim Bennett and
Ted Koszarski via e-mail.
Now, Martin didn't surrender his
First Amendment rights when he was
elected, but we've never been a big
fan of elected officials getting hip
deep into other people's political
campaigns. It's one thing (though still
a bit risky) to opine whether someone
is qualified to hold office; it's quite


another to offer advice or sign on as
an campaign official, even a ceremo-
nial one.
We certainly understand Martin's
interest in the election of like-minded
individuals to council, and we know
such politicking goes on all the time
- legally behind the scenes. But
we worry about the damage that can
be done to a working relationship
when the "wrong" candidate wins.
And in partisan races such endorse-
ments usually break down along
party lines and add nothing to the
debate except the problems we men-
tioned above.
Call us old-fashioned but we con-
tinue to believe we would all be better
served, at all levels of government, if
candidates for office stood on their
own two feet and told us exactly what
they do and do not believe in. Any-
thing that moves us farther away from
that ideal is something we think we
could do without.


Florida insurance


BOB VEDDER
COLUMNIST


When I was in West Palm
Beach at a convention a cou-
ple of weeks ago, a lady from
the insurance industry gave
me a book on insurance cover-
ages and losses state by state. I
found it interesting not only
for some catastrophic losses
Florida has had but for fasci-
nating things in the industry,
including some fun trivia.
I know that when Floridians
talk about insurance it's usual-
ly not in the kindest terms, so I
thought this might be of inter-
est.
Let's start with trivia. What
sport do you think would have
the most injuries? Football,
right? Well, it's basketball, with
529,000 injuries in 2006. Foot-
ball isn't second, either it's
bicycle riding, with 480,299.
Football is in third with just
more than 460,000 injuries.
The data used to compare
homeowner's insurance costs
are a little outdated but likely
still relevant. Texas wins top
honors with Florida third, be-
hind Louisiana. The least-ex-
pensive state for homeowner's
insurance is Idaho.
From the standpoint of
exposure, Florida has the most
coastal properties vulnerable
to hurricanes and is third after
New York and Texas in overall
exposure.
Florida has some of the
strictest laws against drunk
driving. There still are states
where open containers are al-
lowed, and there is no manda-
tory revocation or even sus-
pension of a license in many
states. South Carolina, which
seems to be in the news re-
cently, has the weakest laws.
When it comes to auto
insurance, I always thought
that the northern states were a
lot more expensive, mainly
because of the ice and snow.
Maybe I got that when I was in
Massachusetts, which we
affectionately called Taxachu-
setts. To my surprise, Florida is
the fifth-most expensive state
in the country, just ahead of...
guess who: Massachusetts.
Washington, D.C., is the most
expensive.
But it's much worse in some
cities. For instance, in Detroit
the average auto premium is
$5,072, while the least expen-
sive city is Eau Claire, Wisc., at
$869.
My guess is that older dri-
vers cause a disproportionate
number of accidents, causing


Florida to rank so high. Florida
is among the most lenient
states for having seniors
checked, either for sight or dri-
ving skills. Some states, like
Indiana, have few require-
ments at all while Illinois re-
quires yearly testing of seniors.
Want to guess why Florida
does not do more testing?
Politicians can not even pro-
pose a law that would affect
seniors since they are the
biggest voting block, of course.
Right now Florida law sets
the mandatory vision test at
age 80. That might explain why
some drivers drive over the
line and have accidents. This
also may be part of the reason
we rank third in traffic fatali-
ties.
Catastrophic insurance loss-
es are not too encouraging.
The largest in history no
surprise was Hurricane Ka-
trina, which affected six states,
hurting Louisiana the most.
There were more than 166,000
paid losses worth almost $16
billion. That dwarfed No. 2,
2004's Hurricane Ivan, which
had 27,557 losses. Of the top 10
hurricanes in history, six hit at
least a part of Florida.
Florida doesn't escape tor-
nadoes, either. In 2007 Florida
had the most deaths by torna-
do (maybe because we don't
have storm cellars). We had 49
tornadoes, behind only Texas,
Colorado and Oklahoma. Tex-
as had 197.
We also ranked fourth in the
number of woodland fires.
In all of this insurance infor-
mation, I found one thing that
was good news: We don't make
earthquake list.


By's Crack: If you're living
on Social Security, the only
way that you can survive is
to eliminate a few things,
like the last 19 days of the
month.


I received some comments
from last week's column about
the mayor.
One person said I was too
nice, that the problems were
much worse at the city than I
portrayed. They said they
worked with a lot of city em-
ployees who were really upset
at how things were going.
The mayor, on the other
hand, felt that I got many of
the facts wrong. Some I still
think he is wrong on, some he
spins them differently and
some I think he may be right
on but I have not been able to
get sources to verify.
A couple other people said
that what I said needed to be
said, especially that the mayor
needs to be the uniter instead
of being the divider.


Please see VEDDER, 7A


....




Steve, I think this foreclosure is going to be a
challenge.

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We'll decide candidates for ourselves


Primary care. Our Florida primary for state and local offices
isn't until next year and some local elected officials in our county
have already endorsed candidates for office. I resent that they are
doing this before the people's voices are heard. Do they think we
can't check out candidates and make a good choice, or is this part
of the good old boys network you scratch my back and I'll
scratch yours? Elected officials should be silent until after the pri-
mary and then support the candidate that the people support. I
feel they're pre-empting us and I don't like it.


Enough. It's time to im-
peach our mayor. He is still
sending private e-mails to two
candidates in the upcoming
election. He said he did not
think it would get out. Hasn't
he cost us enough money?
EDITOR'S NOTE: Florida law
allows an elected official to partic-
ipate in political campaigns. City
policy requires that a private e-
mail account be used, which
Mayor Ed Martin did.
Go live. Regarding "Jail visi-
tation gets tougher," by Dana
Sanchez: This is a terrible situ-
ation. People with minor crimes
are separated from families for
months because the system is
outdated. The only way to get a
visit to a woman inmate is to
call exactly at 8 a.m. one week
before the day you want to
visit. If you are lucky, you won't
be on line for up to 11/2 hours,
then told all the time slots are
filled. When is this system to be
replaced? The article was
vague. Video visitation is not a
very fulfilling system. Inmates
might as well be on the moon.
A live system should be de-
signed and implemented ASAP
Loose belts. Three items:
Sarasota County's review panel
on budget was chaired by for-
mer County Commissioner
R.L. Anderson. He did a fantas-
tic job. It was great to see him
in full action again up at
Sarasota County Courthouse. I
would like to congratulate Sue
Lang for conducting Tuesday's
meeting. She did a fantastic
job with all the people in the
audience. She was very profes-
sional and did an excellent job.


Let 'em


Have It


Also, Venice High School is going
to be playing football the end of
August in Virginia? I think it's a
very poor idea to send the foot-
ball team to Virginia, even if we
do get some revenue from it. It's
a cost to the parents and to the
taxpayers. These kids are going
to be out of school; and it's a bad
idea especially since we're going
to be cutting back on sports. We
need to tighten our belts.
Cut it out. This city council
ought to be renamed Venice
City Cancer, mainly brought in
by Ed Martin and Sue Lang and
rapidly spreading throughout
the rest of the group, including
exposure to two possible candi-
dates in the upcoming election.
The onlywayto get rid of cancer
is to surgically remove it, and
that's what I recommend for
Venice City Cancer.
Unbelievable. Words can-


not express the frustration that I
and so many others feel regard-
ing the violations of the
Sunshine Law by the members
of city council, the escalating
and outrageous costs involved
and the serious and continuous
lack of judgment. But my dis-
pleasure with the city goes far
beyond. I'm not sure why we
need improvements to the
intersection of Venice Avenue
and Harbor Drive, but there can
be no doubt that Tampa
Avenue, Miami Avenue and all
the others that are cracked,
bumpy and look like jigsaw
puzzles need to be repaved
without further delay. These de-
caying roads hurt our image,
our businesses and our cars.
Homes on the island of Venice
are in neighborhoods where a
nice combination of families,
working people and retirees
live. It is not right that homes be
converted into weekly rentals
for groups of individuals who
have absolutely no interest in
preserving the looks and
appearances of our homes and
the residential qualities of the
neighborhoods. Who wants to
live next door to a place that's
being rented out every week to
multiple unknown people? As
for the airport, it was present
when most of us moved here
and has every right to stay and
grow. It is the source ofjobs and
important businesses in our
community, and there can be
no doubt that we need these
things in the current economic
climate. Personally, I dislike all
the murals and feel they should
not be allowed in a community
that has worked so long to
maintain architectural stan-
dards that enhance the historic
and warm, welcoming feeling
and charm that so many of us
love. I've lived here 30 years and
can't believe what's happening
due to city council members'
lack of sound judgment and
common sense.


Hic





WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2009


LETTERS FROM OUR READERS


A change of direction


was needed

Editor:
I read with concern the article by Greg Giles that
pitted Venice City Council against members of the
chamber of commerce. I believe that both groups
have a duty to work together to bring jobs and new
businesses to the area.
However, with an economy that has been slipping
for nearly two years due to factors beyond the control
of city council, I believe charges brought by an
orchestrated attendance of chamber members was
unfair.
I do not know how many people remember what
was happening in Venice prior to the election of Mr.
Martin, Ms. Lang and Mr. Zavodnyik, but I do.
Venice was on a path toward becoming the next
Naples beginning with the excessively tall towers
along the Intracoastal Waterway. My husband and I
visited Naples before moving to Venice and decided
we did not want to live where high-rise buildings and
paved roads permeated the landscape.
If the Gondolier Sun were your only source of news,
you would believe all of the distortions and inaccura-
cies printed about the above-mentioned council
members. I am ready for some truth reporting.

Norma Dayton
Venice


He just needs
a reason
Editor:
If someone can give
me a cogent reason why I
should pay for my neigh-
bor's health care, I will
gladly do it.

Gerald Mcllmoyle
Venice
Likes it in the raw
Editor:
I would love to taste
raw milk again without
this crap in it we have
today.
I can remember the
old days when I could
drink raw milk, which
tasted better than what
we have today. Oh, for
the good old days.
Pass HR 778 today.
Raw milk rules.


the statements made in
the most recent com-
plaint, as quoted in the
Gondolier Sun, to be li-
belous. These suits and
complaints are ludicrous
and laughable; they are
also obvious and unethi-


cal attempts
trouble.
Will there be
ice left if these
ulous people ai
buffed?
I may have
elsewhere to fi
ty and cooper
valued modes
havior.




No protection
for this spee(
Editor:


Ever since tl
Dale Wagner ing at the H
Venice Museum and t
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'Old guard'
won't let go
Editor:
It seems obvious to
this resident of Venice
that the continuous
parade of lawsuits and
complaints filed against
city council by various
members of the previous
city council, the "old
guard" and a convicted
felon in Sarasota are ill-
disguised attempts to
discredit certain present
council members.
Is it possible that these
vituperative people hope
to regain seats lost in the
last election?
Is all of this an attempt
to paralyze the current
council by never-ending
legal actions?
How can the city's
work get done with all
this harassment?
I am not an attorney
but I consider some of


Ul Lr. lt1er1, tne
doctor, and a
recruiter in Ne
the radical rigl
and radio ha
ratcheting up
for more att
Democrats, bu
President Obam
There is a
spreading acr
nation like a bo
the flames ar
fanned by the
right on TV and
Mark my wo
of these days
going to wake
hear something
has happened
dent Obama a
everyone is goi
how we allowed
happen.
Freedom of s
Constitutional r
inciting people
lence should
ished to the full
of the law.


More 'stimulus' would dig hole deeper


The radical right wing
has gone over the line of
hiding behind the First
Amendment.
We should all stop this
inflammatory talk. It's
disgusting, harmful and
very un-American.
Alicia Simmons
Venice
Making girls
stronger,
smarter, bolder
Editor:
From June 1-12, I had
the pleasure of taking 26
middle- and high-school
girls on a tour all over
Sarasota County in a pro-
gram called Making
Rounds. This program is
a part of Girls Incorp-
orated and exposes
young women to careers
in the health field.
These girls received
hands-on experience
and learned about 311
future career options in
medicine. They boarded
ambulances and fire
engines, went into phar-
macies and the blood
bank and went behind
the scenes at the hospi-
tal.
I would like to thank
the Gulfcoast South Area
Health Education Center
for sponsoring these


to cause camps.
It has been a great
anyVen- partner for the past three
n -summers and without it,
unscrup- theMakingRoundsHealth-
re not re-
care Career Camps would
not be possible.
to move I would also like to the
nd civili- thank the following busi-
ofb- nesses and individuals
for allowing us to visit
and learn: CVS Pharm-
acy, Englewood Com-
Naomi Voit munity Hospital, Florida's
Venice Blood Centers, Friendship
Volunteer Center, Fruit-
1 ville Library, North Port
ch Fire Department, North
Port Library, North Port
he shoot- High School, The Medi-
lolocaust cine Shoppe, Sarasota
he killing County Fire Department,
abortion Town Pharmacy, Veter-
an Army inaryNeuro Services, Wal-
*w Jersey, green's Pharmacy, Joan
ht on TV Beatty-Lee, Capt. Mary
ve been Boutellier, Dr. Anne Chau-
their call vet, Cindy Gourley, Dr.
acks on Myra McPherson, Carla
it mostly Oklesh, Dr. Vidisha Patel,
la. Tiffany Prater, Susan Ra-
a hatred chels and Dr. Dan Watts.
oss this Other supporters of
infire and the Making Rounds pro-
re being gram include the Com-
e radical munity Foundation of
radio. Sarasota County Kath-
ords, one leen K. Catlin Fund, Gulf
we are Coast Community Foun-
up and dation of Venice, The
g terrible Plantation Foundation of
to Presi- Venice, and Sarasota
and then County government.
ng to ask Thank you for helping
*d this to us further our mission of
inspiring all girls to be
speech is a strong, smart and bold.
right, but
e to vio- Dawn Wiley
be pun- Outreach Coordinator
est extent Girls Incorporated of
Sarasota County


VEDDER from Page 6A


The good news or
bad news, depending on
your view is that we
have settled with Steve
Milo on the lawsuit over
short-term rental proper-
ties. Of course, that
comes with $300,000
more in legal fees to be
paid.

What a great down-
town event Christmas in
July was. Congrats to all
involved, especially the
citizens who helped
make it such a roaring
success. It felt like season.

Today's ism: Can an
atheist get insurance
against acts of God?

Barb Baily brought me
several newspapers, in-
cluding the White County
News from Cleveland, Ga.
(she even included the
publisher's business card).
It had a nice feature on
the father of the year,
with a picture on the
front page of the winner,


Ron Wilkerson, on his
John Deere.
Inside was a nicely
done ad feature for
Father's Day and cute let-
ters from kids nominat-
ing their fathers.
Also inside was the
Mountain Traveler insert,
which goes into three
newspapers, one of
which is the Northeast
Georgian, a great innova-
tor among small newspa-
pers.


- -I --N


Virginia Koss was vis-
iting her sons and got me
the Friday Macomb Daily
from Mt. Clemens, Mich.
It really had wonderful
printing.

Bumper sticker (this
may fit many politicians):
If you can't convince
them, confuse them.

Robert A. Vedder
writes a weekly column
in this paper


- -


VERNBUCHANAN
GUEST COLUMNIST


Earlier this year,
Congress approved -
over my objections a
trillion-dollar spending
bill that promised to cre-
ate millions of jobs. But
since the bill was signed
into law, 2 million jobs
have disappeared, un-
employment has shot up
to 9.5 percent, foreclo-
sures remain high and
economists predict re-
covery is at least a year
away.
Recognizing the fail-
ure of the first so-called
"stimulus" bill, some in
Washington are now talk-
ing about passing a sec-
ond stimulus bill to re-
vive the economy. That's
on top of government
bailouts and a massive
spending increase in the
federal budget.
All of this reckless
spending by Congress is
putting the nation in a
deep financial hole that
will worsen, not help, the
economy.
I commend President
Obama for making jobs
and the economy a top
priority. But we can't
spend our way into pros-
perity.
The trillion-dollar stim-
ulus passed in February


has not produced the
jobs that were promised.
The administration had
predicted that the spend-
ing bill would save or cre-
ate 600,000 jobs by sum-
mer. Now with $57 billion
of the stimulus funds
committed, it estimates
it has created 150,000
jobs. That amounts to
$380,000 per job.
Furthermore, taxpay-
ers are not getting the
value they deserve from
the stimulus dollars that
have been spent. Ac-
cording to published re-
ports, a lot of the money
has been wasted, includ-
ing $10 million to reno-
vate an abandoned train
station that hasn't been
used in 30 years, $18 mil-
lion to redesign the re-
covery.gov Web site, an
undetermined number
of $500 to $1,200 road
signs advertising stimu-
lus projects and stimulus
checks to 10,000 dead
people.
U.S. House Majority
Leader Steny Hoyer, a
Maryland Democrat,
said recently that the
House and Senate "need
to be open" to a second
stimulus to end the
recession. And Laura Ty-
son, a member of the
White House's Economic
Recovery Advisory Board,
said Congress "should
consider drafting a sec-
ond stimulus package fo-
cusing on infrastructure
projects because the bill
approved in February
was "a bit too small."
In February, I support-
ed an alternative mea-
sure that would have cre-
ated twice the jobs at half
the cost. I am strongly


opposed to a second fed-
eral spending bill design-
ed to stimulate the econ-
omy. Congress should
focus instead on policies
that help small business-
es create jobs instead of
spending billions of tax-
payer dollars on new
government programs
that will drive the coun-
try deeper into debt.
Runaway spending on
wasteful, big-govern-
ment programs will add
to our massive debt and
lead to higher interest
rates, which will hurt, not
help, our economy. To
boost the economy, we
need to control spending
and provide tax relief to
small businesses and
working families.
Even Obama support-
er Republican Colin Pow-
ell was recently quoted as
saying that he was trou-
bled by the breadth of the
president's agenda and
the cost of it all.
"I'm concerned at the
number of programs that
are being presented, the
bills associated with
these programs and the
additional government
that will be needed to
execute them," Powell
said.
The federal budget
deficit is projected by the
Congressional Budget
Office to top $1.8 trillion
this year and $1.4 trillion
in fiscal 2010.
It is time for Demo-
crats and Republicans to
work to enact policies
that will get our economy
moving again.

Vern Buchanan repre-
sents Florida's 13th con-
gressional district.


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8APORTS
WEDNESDAY
JULY 29, 2009 S OT


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


FOOTBALL




Wilkinson commits to USF


BY PERRY D. PENTZ
SPORTS EDITOR


MR. SHEEPSHEAD
COLUMNIST


Catch and release

snook properly

In some states, the
authorities would stop you
from fishing if they thought
you were targeting out-of-
season fish. Years ago I was
stopped from fishing on
the Susquehanna River in
Maryland as the game war-
den claimed I was targeting
striped bass coming up the
river chasing spawning shad
and herring using 4-inch live
bluegills as bait.
He was correct. I was
young and foolish.
Back then, they didn't
have circle or Kahle hooks.
Sometimes, the fish were
gut-hooked.
Times have changed, and
the following story has con-
vinced me even more.
I was visiting the Venice
Jetty the other evening when
it was nearly dark, which is
prime time for feeding
snook. The fishermen were
catching them nearly one
after another and they
ranged in size from 16 to 21
inches. No one was keeping
the undersized and out-of-
season fish. What disturbed
me was that most, if not all,
were not using circle hooks.
The lure fishermen had
the normal two sets of treble
hooks and they were not
doing anything illegal.
The law needs to be
changed. I'm not advocating
people shouldn't fish for
snook when the season is
closed but I think that catch
and release should be done
the proper way.
Well, fellow Sheepshead-
ites, we'll talk again next
week.

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


SPORTS BRIEFS
Tickets for Oscar Smith
football game on sale
Football tickets for Venice's
nationally televised game
against Oscar Smith High on
Aug. 28 at Chesapeake, Va.,
will be on sale Wednesday
through Friday in front of the
Wellness Center at Venice
High.
On Wednesday and Thurs-
day, tickets can be purchased
for $10 from 5-7 p.m. and
from 9-11 a.m. Friday.
Venice was allotted nearly
1,000 tickets to sell for the 7
p.m. game, which will tele-
vised on ESPN.
The stadium at Oscar
Smith High holds 8,200, and
according to officials at the
school, nearly all the host
team's allotment of tickets
has been sold.
Get tickets now and show
Virginia how many people
care about Venice High foot-
ball.
VHS football luncheon
Aug. 8 at Outback
To kickoff the 2009 sea-
son, the Venice High football
team will hold a luncheon
from 11:30 a.m.-l:30 p.m.
Aug. 8 at Outback Steak-
house in Venice.
The fundraiser, which is
put on by the Venice High
School Moms and Fans Club,
costs $20 and the lunch
includes an 8-ounce sirloin,
baked potato, Caesar salad,
rolls, beverage and dessert.
Coach John Peacock will


Before his freshman season,
Venice's Brandon Wilkinson
broke his kneecap and only
weighed 155 pounds.
Entering his senior year,
Wilkinson is fully recovered
and weighs 230 pounds and
the 6-foot-5 defensive end has
transformed himself into a
Division I caliber athlete.
On Friday, the senior made a
verbal commitment to Division
I University of South Florida in
Tampa on Friday.
Wilkinson, who will try to
graduate and enroll early at
USF, will receive a full athletic
scholarship.


YMCA


The 18-year-old, who had
offers from Vanderbilt, Kentucky,
Purdue, Duke, Indiana and
FIU, chose the Bulls for one
big reason.
"When we talked to coach
(Jim) Leavitt in the office we
asked him are there churches
around there," Wilkinson said.
"He's a real Christian man. That
is real important to my family
and me. I want to be some-
where where I feel at home,
comfortable."
Also, the college is just over
an hour away.
"On our drive up there, my
dad (Scott) said if I was going
to the game, he would be able
to drive up there and drive
back like it was nothing and


watch all my
home games."
Wilkinson also
| believes USF will
continue to get
S strong.
"They are just
a great team,"
Wilkinson Wilkinson said. "I
know they play
big ball. I think they are going
to keep getting better."
Last year, the Bulls, who play
in the Big East Conference, fin-
ished with a 8-5 record and
were ranked as high as No. 10
in the nation.
"I think it's great," Venice
High head coach John Peacock
said. "He will be an hour away
from home. They are a BCS


summer league championship


(Bowl Championship Series)
school. You don't have to worry
about that kid's grades.
Academically he is going to be
fine wherever he goes. If he can
get there in January, it's a good
chance in five years if he gets
red-shirted he will have his
master's (degree) taken care
of."
Peacock thought because of
Wilkinson's height, he had
potential to be a Division I
player.
"We have always struggled
with him to put on weight,"
said Peacock. "With him play-
ing basketball, he never had a
chance to put on weight. This

Please see WILKINSON, 9A


is tonight









John Cokley of Team
Thoennissen goes up
for a layup against Team
Miller in the semifinals
of the YMCA Youth
Summer Basketball
League at the South
County Family YMCA on
Wednesday. Team
Thoennissen advanced
to tonight's finals with a
41-30 victory.


Tyler Cessna of Team Dinka gets ready to shoot a foul shot during the
semifinals of the Youth Basketball Summer League at the South County
Family YMCA in Venice. Team Dinka notched a 45-31 win over Team
McCutcheon to advance to tonight's championship final at 6 p.m.
against Team Thoennissen. The championship culminates the seven-
week league, run by Joe Whelton, for the 40 middle school players who
participated.


Chase Revels of Team McCutcheon dribbles the ball
up the court against Team Dinka on Wednesday in a
semifinal game of the YMCA Youth Summer
Basketball League.


Aaron Hackett of Team
Scottie Piper of Team Dinka looks for a team- McCutcheon shoots a foul shot
mate to pass the ball to as Chase Revels of against Team Dinka in the semifi-
Team McCutcheon defends. nals of the YMCA Youth Summer
Basketball League.


Please see BRIEFS, 9A


Montrel Jackson of Team Miller dribbles the ball as John Cokley of
Team Thoennissen defends during the second semifinal game on
Wednesday in the YMCA Youth Summer Basketball League.





WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2009


PHOTO COURTESY OFTEAM FLORIDA MELBOURNE WEIGHTLIFTING
Venice's Parker Bills finishes the clean and jerk lift at the Melbourne
Weightlifting Welcome on July 18. Bills, a junior, lifted 94 kg (206.8 pounds)
in the clean and jerk. Combined with a lift of 71 kg (156.2 pounds) in the
snatch competition, Bills broke the schoolage state record with his 165 kg
(363 pounds) total in the 56 kg (123.2 pound) weight class.


Venice's Bills breaks state record


BY PERRY D. PENTZ
SPORTS EDITOR


Venice's Parker Bills is now the
best weightlifter in his weight
class in the state.
Bills broke the school-age
state record with his total of 165
kg (363 pounds) in the
Melbourne Weightlifting
Welcome on July 18 at Harbor
City Crossfit in Melbourne.
The old record was 164 kg
(360.8 pounds) set byMaxAlpert
in March.
Bills took first in the 56 kg
(123.2 pound) weight class with
his total.
In the snatch competition,
Bills, a junior at Venice High, lift-



WILKINSON from Page8A


ed 71 kg (156.2 pounds) then
blew out the competition with a
lift of 94 kg (206.8 pounds) in the
clean and jerk.
The 94 kg is just 3.5 kg or 7.7
pounds shy of the school-age
record.
Bills is coming off a third-
place finish in the 2009 USA
Weightlifting National School-
Age Weightlifting Champion-
ships last month in Georgia.
Bills had a lift of 73 kg in the
snatch and 90 kg in the clean
and jerk for a total of 163 kg.
In November, Bills will com-
pete in the Florida State
Championships.

ppentz@venicegondolier.com


GOLF RESULTS

CALUSA LAKES GOLF CLUB
June 10
MGA Ind. Quota Points: Charlie Fender +4,
Jack McEntee +3.
June 16
WGA 1,2,1 on 6,6,6: Barbara Pelc, Mary
Ann Collins, Mary Samples -8.
WGA Niners 1,2,1 on 3,3,3: Bonnie Clark,
Marilyn Howard, Joan Houston, proxy -6.

JACARANDA WEST COUNTRY CLUB
June 13
Couples Cross Country Event: John
Beaney Ethel Molezzi, Bob and Bru
Murawski; Lee and Mary Ellen Snell, Hank
and Christine Evering 69 (tied); Frank and
Judy Christman, Carl and Liquitta Herren;
Mike and Nancy Dalton, Larry and Vera
Lttman 73 (tied).
June 16
Jacaranda Jills Ind. Low Net: 1st Flight-
Barbara Paul, Vera Littman 38 (tied); 2nd
Flight-Debi Davidson 32, Arlene Goldberg
36.
Ladies 18-Holers 1 BB of 4: Helen Medici,
Mary Ellen Snell, Gloria Thiers, Betty Kiernan
57; Carolyn Wolf, Ginny Ross, Dot Seelow,
Bobbie Scott 59.
June 17
Men's Day Blind Partners Net: Bob Murphy,
Donald Blem 138; Richard Paul, Bob
Scherer 144; RobertThiers, James Liston
153.
June 23
Jacaranda Jills Tee to Green: Chris Wylie,
Pat Blem 7.
18 Hole Ladies Alternate Shot: 1st Flight-
Christine Evering, Carolyn Wolf 76; Becky
Stewart, Mary Ellen Snell 79; 2nd Flight-
Laquitta Herren, Marcia Franson 66; Sharon
Furman, Pam Reigeluth 71.
June 24
Men's Day 2 BB of 4: Bruce Spottswood,
Bob Murphy Bob Scherer, Bob Thiers 121;
Don Dumas, Bud Sullivan, James Liston,
Ernie Skinner 130.
June 30
Jacaranda Jills Bingo, Bango, Bongo:
Cookie Sonnabend 15, Anna Hohmann,
Louell Schweitzer 12 (tied).
18-Hole Ladies Mystery Match: 1st Flight-
Judy Christman 63, Bobbie Scott 64, Carolyn
Wolf 65, Mary Ellen Snell 66; 2nd Flight-
Pam Reigeluth 69, Sharon Finlayson 71, Gail
Pedersen 72, Jean Bickel 73.
July 1
Men's Dayl BB Odd, 3 BB Even: Bob
Scherer, James Liston, Bud Sullivan, Ernei
Skinner 139.
July 4
Firecracker Couples Tournament: James
and Judith Liston, Don Dumas, Dot Seelow;
Bill Larison, Leslie Kahoun, Bob and Myrian
Murphy 108 (tied); Larry and Vera Littman,


Dee and Joe Rice 110; LV Reed, Ethel
Molezzi, Hank and Cookie Sonnabend;
Anthony and Helen Medici, Bob and Ellen
Harenberg 111 (tied).
July 7
Ladies Ind. Quota Points: 1st Flight-Ethel
Molezzi +2, Pam Herrick +1, Bobbie Scott -
21; 2nd Flight-Gloria Thiers -1, Marcia
Franson -3, Dee Rice -3.
Jacaranda Jills Low Putts: 1st Flight-Cookie
Sonnabend 16, Anna Hohmann 17, Vera
Littman 17; 2nd Flight-Louella Schweitzer
20, Ellen Harenberg 21.
July 8
Men's Day Low Gross, Low Net: Bud Gerow
84; Don Whitmer 72, Bob Reigeluth, Ernei
Skinner 76 (tied).
July 14
Jacaranda Jills Low Gross: 1st Flight-Sue
Kennedy Vera Littman 58 (tied); 2nd Flight-
Pat Griffith 67, Chris Wylie, Barbara Miller 68
(tied).
Ladies 18-Holers Low Gross, Low Net: 1st
Flight-Christine Evering 91, Carolyn Wolf 93,
Helen Medici 74; 2nd Flight-Pam Reigeluth
91, Sharon Finlayson 71, Nancy Dalton 72.
July 22
Men's Day Low Net Sum, Blind Draw: Donn
Whitmer, Ernie Skinner 146; Richard Paul,
Bob Scherer 154; Dick Lippert, Pat Padden
157.

LAUREL OAK COUNTRY CLUB
July 6
GSJGA Regular Tour 18-hole Division: Boys
16-18: Walker Yaw 75, Tim Garofalo 76, Tyler
Jones 77, Michael Visacki 77, Jordan Miller
77; Boys 13-15: Ryan Wolfe 72, Kyle
Benson 75, Hunter Sagar 78, Mason Fox 80,
Drew Kosko 80; Boys 12 & under: Philip
Knowles 78, Eduardo Ronderos 84, Hunter
Rieth 87, Landry Miller 91, Yuki Fujii 92;
Girls: Crystal Smith 78, Kristin Swindell 80,
Stefanie Mitchell 85, Erin Lisch 88, Thilda
Staubo 94.

BRADENTON COUNTRY CLUB
July 13
GSJGA Regular Tour 18-Hole Division:
Girls: Crystal Smith 77 (4th playoff hole),
Stefanie Mitchell 77, Thilda Staubo 93, Ane
Staubo 97, Katie McKenney 99; Boys 12 &
under: Barry McDonnell 78, Tanner Holman
79, Landry Miller 79, Eduardo Ronderos 82,
Yuki Fujii 84; Boys 13-15: Conner Lynch 74,
RamseyTouchberry 76, Cole Johnson 77,
Frank Perilli 78, Ryan Wolfe 78; Boys 16-18:
John VanVranken 71, Jack Lyerly 74, Walker
Yaw 74, Jordan Miller 76, Brad Knight 77.

LAKE VENICE GOLF CLUB
June 10
Women's 9-Holers Subtract Putts: A: Maria
Lytton 30, Peg Tomanio 38; B: Dot Hakman


40, Lois Rodger 41, Jeanne Crozier 45; C:
Ann Morgan 34, Carol Cerwinski 44, Joan
Turner 45.
Women's 18-Holers Summer 9-Hole Play
Tee to Green: A: Jeanette Wilder 21, Poppy
McDonald 21, Gay Long 21; B: Helen
Burnell 17, Jean White 18.
June 12
MGA Quota Points: A: Bill Crozier +4, Ed
Fleish +4, Wanda Cox +4; B: Jerry Sasse
+10, Dick Titus +3, Jim Storts +2; C: Bob
Lytel +3, George Knight +3, Andy Katsanis
+2; D: Joe Gagnon +6, Bob Caserotti +2,
Roy Coughlin +1.
June 15
MGA Quota Points: Bob Joyce, Roland
Bosse, Nick Blackwell, Bill White even; Tom
Fett, Neil Clauser, Dan Kilbane, Rich
Nicholas -3. Individuals-Chuck Stevenson
+6, Jerry Greenler +4.
June 17
Women's 18-Holers Summer 9-Hole Play
Mystery Hole: A: Mary Clauser 28, Poppy
McDonald 32, Freda Miller 32; B: Jill Urtz
29, Sandy White 30, Jean White 33.
Women's 9-Holers Even Holes: A: Maria
Lytton 15, Peg Tomanio 18; B: Joan Noone
14, Lois Rodgers 15, Dot Hackman 16; C:
Mary Roberts 15, Carol Cerwinski 16, Ann
Morgan 16.
June 19
MGA Quota Points: A: Bob McNeil even,
Tom Mahern even, Mike Tomanio even; B:
Jim Stortz +6, Mike Rafferty +3, Fred Hersey
+1; C: Bob Lytel +5, Ron Longley +4, Ralph
Barry +4; D: Bob Copas +5, Bob Caserotti
+3, Jim Rennie +2.
June 22
MGA Quota Points: Jim Marble, Jack
Jerome, John Covert, proxy +4; Dan Kilbane,
Bob Joyce, Jim Middleton, Moe Marceau
even. Individuals-Tom Fett +7, Covert +7.
June 24
Women's 18-Holers Summer 9-Hole Play
Low Putts: A: Poppy McDonald 14, Freda
Miller 15, Del Wilson 15; B: Jill Urtz 16,
Helen Burnell 17, Evelyn Neal 19.
Women's 9-Holers Low Net: A: Maria
Lytton 33, Peg Tomanio 44; B: Dot DeJohn
37, Joan Noone 40, Lois Rodgers 40; C:
Anne Morris 42, Joan Turner 43, Lucille
Steen 48.
June 26
MGA Quota Points: A: Bob Joyce +3, Moe
Marceau +3, Jim Stortz +3; B: Bob Lytel
+3, Dick Titus +2, Mike Rafferty +1; C: Rich
Nicholas +3, Rod Hines +3, Al Grant +3; D:
Jim Nestor +4, Jack Allen +4, Al Capps +1.
June 29
MGA Quota Points: Bob Copas, Ron
Longley Jim Stortz, proxy +9; Roland Bosse,
Al Rockey, Jim Middleton, Jim Nestor +3.
Individuals-Copas +5, Stortz +5, John John
Dimlich +5.


past year when he didn't play basket-
ball, got in the weight room and put on
all that weight, he definitely is going to
get that chance."
Wilkinson wasn't trying to rush his
collegiate decision.
"Tell you the truth, I wasn't trying to
be someone that's going to make these
schools wait around," he said. "If I feel
comfortable with the school and I think
that is where I want to be, that is where
I am going to go. If I sincerely feel good
about that school, it's not a rush deci-
sion."
Wilkinson, who thought the decision
was going to be at the end of the year,
said the pressure is off and he can con-
centrate on the upcoming season.


"I didn't want to be thinking about
it as much (during the season)," he
said. "Not as much pressure. I can
now worry about my team for my
senior year."
Last year, Wilkinson helped the
Indians to a 10-0 regular-season record,
an overall record of 11-1 and a berth in
the Class 5A-Region 3 semifinals.
Wilkinson, who was listed at 194
pounds in last year's program, finished
his junior season with 55 tackles includ-
ing 40 solo as well as 10 sacks, five quar-
terback pressures, two fumble recover-
ies and one blocked kick.
"He plays with a high intensity and
plays with a high motor," Peacock said.
"He's very fast off the edge and is getting


faster as he is getting bigger."
Playing Division I college football
has always been a dream of Wilkinson's
and verbally committing took time to
sink in.
"It was too real when I took his hand
and told him 'this is where I want to
be,"'" Wilkinson said. 'All the coaches
were outside waiting and he (Leavitt)
said, 'We got our boy,' then all the
coaches were high-fiving each other."
On his way to get something to eat in
Tampa afterwards, Wilkinson sat in his
car to collect his thoughts about the
decision.
"When we rode to the restaurant, I
said 'I'm going to sit in the car for a little
bit,"'" he said. "I sat in the car 15 min-


utes. I wasn't even thinking. I was sitting
there trying to take it in. This is where I
am going to be. Hopefully I can make a
difference. That's just all I can hope for.
God willing, I can make something out
of it whether I get my degree or go to the
next level."
Wilkinson doesn't know if he will be
red-shirted or not.
"Either way it is a good thing," he
said. "If I am going to play early then I
am in the top two or three on the depth
chart as a freshman. If I get red-shirted,
I'm going to get a whole other year of
school to finish and maybe start my
master's (degree)."

ppentz@venicegondolier.com


BRIEFS from Page8A


be guest speaker talking and answering
questions about the upcoming season.
Only 100 tickets can be sold, so
reserve your ticket early by contact-
ing Jeanette Bowdell at 441-5865 or
hbjbl3@verizon.net.

VHS boys golf tryouts
are Aug. 10-13
Tryouts for the Venice High boys golf
team will be held from Aug. 10-13 at the
Lake Venice Golf Club.
Tryouts for boys in grades 9-12 will
begin at 2:30 p.m. each day.
All candidates for the varsity and
junior varsity program need to attend.
For more information, call coach
Marty Tarala at 486-8686 (work) or 488-
0279 (evenings).

VHS junior varsity football
players report Aug. 10
All Venice High junior varsity foot-
ball players should report to the prac-
tice football field at 3 p.m., Aug. 10.
The first three days of practice will
be in cleats, T-shirts and shorts.
All appropriate paperwork such as
physical, parental release and insur-
ance must be completed before prac-
tice.
The first game is set for Sept. 10 at
home against Port Charlotte.
For more information, call the VHS
athletic office at 488-6726.

YMCA hosting girls basketball
shooting camp Aug. 17-21
A girls basketball shooting camp will
be held from Aug. 17-21 at the South
County FamilyYMCA in Venice.
The camp, which will be conducted
by Venice High girls basketball coach
Joe Welton, is open to girls in grades 4-
8 and starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 2
p.m.
Cost is $55 for YMCA members and
$75 for nonmembers.
For more information, call the
YMCA at 492-9622.


VHS cheerleaders
to host tryouts Aug. 3-4
Venice High will host cheerleading
tryouts for the upcoming season for all
girls in 9-12 grades from 5-7 p.m., Aug.
3-4 in the gymnasium.
Tryouts will be for the school mascot
as well as the junior varsity and varsity
teams. No prior cheer experience is
required.
Current physical are required.
Tryout packets are available in the high
school office.
Any questions, call coach Kathy
Walker at 488-2597.

VHS cheerleaders to host
fundraiser for Virginia trip
The Venice High School varsity foot-
ball cheerleaders are planning on mak-
ing the trip to Chesapeake, Va., to cheer
on the Venice High football team when
the Indians play Oscar Smith High in a
nationally televised game on Aug. 28.
The cheerleaders need to raise funds
to make the trip.
On Aug. 12, Venice Dairy Queen will
host VHS Cheer Night from 4-7 p.m.
Ten percent of sales during this time
will be donated to the cheerleaders.
To donate to the cause or for more
information, call coach KathyWalker at
488-2597.

Papa's Bait Shop to host
Family Fishing Tournament
Papa's Bait Shop on the Venice Pier is
hosting its annual Family Fishing
Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 15.
Registration begins at 7 a.m. with a
continental breakfast. Prizes will be
awarded for the largest fish in each age
group including ages 5-9, 10-12 and 13-
17. Each child must be accompanied by
an adult.
Free seminars for the kids include
rigging the fishing pole, ways to bait the
hook and what kind of fish.
The tournament begins at 8 a.m.
and ends at 11 a.m.


No fishing license is needed to par-
ticipate in this event. The city of Venice
has a fishing permit purchased that cov-
ers anyone who is fishing on the pier.
For more information, call Sharky's
On The Pier at 484-7362.

Package deal set for Venice trip
to Virginia
A package deal for fans wishing to
travel to Chesapeake, Va., to cheer on
the Venice High football team in their
nationally televised appearance on
ESPN against Oscar Smith High on
Friday, Aug. 28, has been announced.
The deal includes round-trip bus
transportation to and from Virginia,
transportation to and from the game as
well as tickets for the 8 p.m. game.
Cost is $175 per person. Bus will
leave Venice High on Thursday, Aug. 27,
and return Saturday, Aug. 29.
To reserve seating, e-mail the Venice
Touchdown Club at vtcfootball@aol.com.
The Marriott hotel in Chesapeake is
offering special rates to all Venice High
fans making the trip to Virginia.
Cost has been lowered to $109 per
night for the weekend.
Point your Web browser to: www.
marriott.com/hotels/travel/orfgr?group
Code=vhsvhsa&app=resvlink&from
Date=8/27/09&toDate=8/30/09
Guests will be directed to the prop-
erty's home page with the code already
entered in the appropriate field. Just
enter the arrival date to begin the reser-
vation process.
Fans can also go to www.marriott
chesapeake.com. The code to enter to
get the special discount is vhsvhsa.
To guarantee tickets to the game,
contact the Venice Touchdown Club, let
them know how many tickets are need-
ed and leave an e-mail address and
contact phone number.

Saltwater anglers
need new licenses
Beginning Aug. 1, Florida residents


fishing from the shore in saltwater bod-
ies need either a new resident shoreline
license or the resident saltwater license
for all saltwater fishing.
This includes fishing from a dock or
pier unless it is a licensed pier.
If purchased from the Sarasota
County Tax Collector's office, the
license is $9 for the shoreline and $17
for the resident saltwater. An additional
fee of 50 cents is added at retail loca-
tions and, depending on the license,
about $3 if purchased online or by
phone.
In addition to the usual fishing
license exemptions for senior citizens
(65 or older), children (16 and under)
and active-duty military home on
leave, the new law also exempts people
drawing food stamps, temporary cash
assistance or Medicaid as well as those
fishing with can poles.
Licenses can be purchased at any tax
collector's office or online at www.
SarasotaTaxCollector.com or by calling
1-888-347-4356. Thirteen retail loca-
tions throughout Sarasota County will
also offer the licenses. A list of those
subagents is available on the tax collec-
tor Web site.

Southwest Florida Braves
needs players
The Southwest Florida Braves travel
teams are looking for boys for the 11-
and-under and 12-and-under teams
for the upcoming fall season.
Practice starts Aug. 1.
The Braves have an indoor hitting
facility and experience coaches.
For more information, call Dave
Kraft at 716-4451.

After-school junior tennis
at Mission Valley
An after-school junior tennis pro-
gram will start Sept. 1 at Mission Valley
Country Club.
For more information, call Brigitte
Bressler at 488-8632.


SUN NEWSPAPERS 9A






1OA SUN NEWSPAPERS WEDNESDAY JULY 29, 2009


CITY from Page 1 A


the receiver's effort to sell the property.
"The purpose of this letter is to make
it crystal clear to ... the council that I
view as highly unlikely that any circum-
stances could arise whereby I would
undermine the on-going marketing
efforts that I have conducted by enter-
ing into a Johnnie-Come-Lately agree-
ment with the city at the end of the
marketing process," Wiand wrote.
"Because of the city's recalcitrance to
deal with this issue, the circumstances
as they exist now would require that
any offer by the city be significantly


above offers made by others to pur-
chase the Jet Center in order that I
maintain a good faith with those who
have participated in the marketing
process.
"The substantial expenses that the
city has already inflicted upon the
receivership will also be part of my con-
siderations."
The letter apparently didn't move
council members. About 10 hours into
Tuesday's all-day council meeting
member John Simmonds made a
motion to grant the permit. With Vicki
Noren-Taylor absent, there was no one
to second it.


KILLERS from Page 1A


patient," rather than just
providing pills and med-
ication as a quick and
temporary fix.
Her practice, Coastal
Orthopedics and Pain
Management, supports
alternatives to coping
with pain.
Brown said that med-
ication is an important
part of dealing with pain
after a surgery or other
medical procedure. How-
ever, when pain becomes
chronic, or long-lasting,
she believes medication
won't cut it.
But not all doctors are
as cautious when it
comes to prescribing
powerful, potentially dan-
gerous medications as
Brown says she is.
Some write countless
scripts for anything from
Xanax to Hydrocodone,
she said. She calls their
offices "pill mills," and
considers them a blight
on honest medicine.
"Obviously," said Brown,
"those guys should be in
jail."
And some of them are.
In April, four doctors
from the Neurology and
Pain Center Clinics in
Orlando were arrested


and charged with 12
counts each of "illegally
distributing and dispens-
ing pain medication
without a valid medical
purpose," Orlando police
reported.
The practice was shut
down until further
notice.
Shutting down
Prescription drugs are
becoming more popular
among teens and young
adults for several rea-
sons, according to police
and anti-drug counsel-
ors.
Brown said one rea-
son is the lower price.
From a pharmacy,
medication is bought by
the bottle and some-
times costs only cents
per pill. But street prices
of those same drugs
jump dramatically to
give dealers a profit and
are more often sold by
the pill, not the bottle, ac-
cording to law enforce-
ment sources.
While a few hits of
methamphetamine can
cost a user around $20,
according to law enforce-
ment officials, a pill of
Aderall, a prescription


LOSING from Page 1A


walking unsupervised down the side-
walk on Laurel Road every day and
someone not get killed," she said.
"Seventy percent of the kids who attend
our program don't live within 2 miles of
the building. They live in the areas of
Venice, Laurel and Nokomis, not within
walking distance."
Still, officials said, the Sarasota
County School District has sustained
budget cuts from the state that don't
allow it to continue providing neigh-
borhood bus stops.
"The state has cut our transporta-
tion budget over the last five years,"
said School Board Member Kathy
Kleinlein. "We used to be able to do so
much more."
"We're not going into most neigh-
borhoods," Girard said. "The stops will
be along (U.S.) 41."
Concerning the safety of picking up
children and dropping them off on a
major highway, Girard doesn't see it as a
major problem.
"Right now we have hundreds of
stops on U.S. 41 from north to south
and we're adding three or four more in
the Venice area," he said. "We have
more accidents in subdivisions than we
do on main roads."
LCA's challenge
The Laurel Civic Association Inc. is a
501(c)(3) nonprofit entity. Its home-
work assistance program began in 1992
and is under the direction of John
Jefferson and an army of volunteers -
some of them teachers from Laurel
Nokomis School. Students receive an
evening meal, help with their home-
work and the opportunity to partici-
pate in a variety of activities as well.
Terry said it is estimated that it will
cost the association $10,000 to pay for a
bus and driver under a contract with
the school district. Another $2,000 will
be needed for the person she has to hire
to ride the bus to make sure no one
rides the bus who isn't supposed to.
"These children wouldn't have any
place to go after school if we don't pro-
vide a bus," Terry said. "I know you
need exercise, but really, who needs to
walk that far in the heat, the cold and
the rain?"
Terry has been working since April,
when the bus stop change was
announced, to raise the money.
It has been a long, frustrating
process, and she is still $3,000 short.
Still, even in this economy, people
have been generous.
The Laurel Nokomis PTA donated
$1,500 toward the bus, an anonymous
donor gave $5,000 and the South
County Assembly of Neighborhoods
gave $500.
Once the money is in hand, there's


containing ampheta-
mine, is only about $5. A
single pill gives users a
speed-like high that lasts
for hours.
Oxycontin, a strong
pain reliever that doctors
equate to morphine,
costs around $40 per pill.
The pills are often heated
up and injected. Mor-
phine itself is much more
costly and harder to find.
Brown believes many
users also feel that pre-
scription medications
are somehow safer than
drugs that they get in a
baggie from a dealer.
"That's certainly not
the truth," she said.
Barbara Jones, a spokes-
woman for the Orlando
Police Department who
works with detectives
that deal with prescrip-
tion drug abuse every
day, agreed.
Narcotics detectives,
she said, have told her
that no matter what drug
a person injects, "when
you release the tourni-
quet ... your heart can
get above 200 beats per
minute when you're on
drugs, and if you over-
load it like that it'll just
shut down."


THE APPLICABLE
STATE ADMINISTRATIVE
RULE READS:
"A reasonable walking distance
for any student ... is any distance
not more than two miles between the
home and school or one and one-
half miles between the home and the
assigned bus stop. The pedestrian
entry point of the residence shall be
where private property meets the
public right of way. The district shall
determine the shortest pedestrian
route whether or not it is accessible
to motor vehicle traffic."


the paperwork to deal with.
"I had been asking for a copy of the
contract since April," she said. "I just
got it on Monday (July 13)."
Girard said he had talked with Terry
and explained to her the contents of the
contract, but admits he didn't get it to
her until recently.
At that time, Terry learned that along
with raising the rest of the money, she
had three days to provide Girard with
the names, addresses and telephone
numbers of all of the children who
would be riding the bus to provide to
the person making sure no child who
doesn't belong on the bus rides it.
Response
The transportation cuts are worri-
some to many- especially Pam Smith.
Smith, a Laurel Nokomis kinder-
garten and first-grade teacher, isn't sure
it's such a safe plan regardless of what
transportation rules dictate.
"I ride my bike in that area, and I
won't even ride it on the bike path
because I don't think with all of the traf-
fic it's safe," she said. "I ride my bike on
the sidewalk, which you aren't sup-
posed to do."
Smith was also concerned about the
educational impact on the nearly 100
children who attend the afterschool
program.
"Could we make it harder for these
kids?" she said. "These are at-risk chil-
dren, and I'm convinced that the Laurel
Nokomis School is an A' school
because of these kids and the help they
get through the homework assistance
program."

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Milo settled
In other news, city council unani-
mously agreed to a settlement that will
pay plaintiffs Steve and Sara Milo and
their son Damaris Milo, Alan and
Cecilia Evans and Daniel Cohen
$300,000 in attorney fees in the short-
term rental lawsuit.
"No one likes to say we are going to
lose," said attorney Andrea Zelman,
who represented the city in the lawsuit.
"There are just some unfortunate facts
and writing in the record, which, to an
outsider ... we look bad. (We have)
messy, sloppy facts that reduce the like-
lihood the city would win."
Under the agreement, all existing
short-term rentals are phased out after
15 years. A number of residents testi-
fied in opposition to the prolonged
phase-out.
Recognizing that neighborhood
complaints will likely drive future over-
sight of the remaining rentals, Mayor


MULLS from Page 1A


presented to city council is balanced.
It's based on maintaining the current
2.779 mills ad valorem rate, but that
falls $2.4 million short of funding cur-
rent operations, even with the layoffs.
Council plans to take that amount out
of the $9 million reserve fund to make
up the difference.

CITY POSITIONS
BEING ELIMINATED
Pat Stuehler, code enforcement
inspector, building and code enforce-
ment department, three years with
city
Dan Weigner, deputy building offi-
cials, building and code enforcement
department, 11 years
Tim Olsen, plant operator, utilities
department, seven years
Ed Mort, field operations supervisor,
utilities department, 11 years
Gayland Drake, parks superinten-
dent, public works department, 31
years


Snyder was blunt in his assessment
of the financial state of the city.
"There is no end in sight for the eco-
nomic recession," he said.
He also warned the city "can't sustain
that use of reserves."
Officially, council adopted 3.227
mills, the 2006 rollback rate, as the
working millage rate. By law it can be
lowered but not raised as council works
through budget deliberations.
One option for council is to increase
the current millage rate to reduce the
$2.4 million needed from the reserve
account. For example, adopting a mill


Ed Martin said council should recon-
sider a decision made just hours earlier
to layoff two city code enforcement
employees.
Comp plan delayed
More errors, omissions and con-
cerns raised Tuesday delayed what was
suppose to be a momentous occasion
- transmittal of the draft comprehen-
sive plan to the Florida Department of
Community Affairs.
In addition to last-minute staff rec-
ommendations, council also had to
contend with a line of land use attor-
neys representing clients who pointed
out numerous inconsistencies or
requested reconsideration of their
positions. That led council members to
revive "vesting rights" clause. The lan-
guage will be presented before council
at its next meeting in two weeks.

ggiles@venicegondolier.com


rate of 3.2252 would cut the impact on
reserves to $1.2 million, Snyder said.
Stats
Turner said a mix of future layoffs
and an increase in utility rates will be
necessary to balance the budget in the
years to come.
The housing market crash resulted
in two consecutive years of decline in
taxable value. Housing values dropped
16.3 percent in 2008 and another 13.1
percent in 2009, going from $4.37 bil-
lion to $3.17 billion.

BUDGET TALKS
City council will hold budget work-
shops on Aug. 4 and 11. Its formal
budget hearings will be on Aug. 25
and Sept. 8.


The current level of taxable value is
only 3 percent more than 2005 when
adjusted for growth, Snyder said. Ad
valorem tax revenues for 2010 will only
be $651,000 more than in 2005.
Not only is taxable value down, but
so are collections. In 2008 ad valorem
tax collections dropped 0.85 percent. In
2009 they dropped another 1.97 per-
cent. City officials anticipate they will
drop another 1.32 percent in 2010.
Overall, the city budget will decrease
from $67.1 million to $59.3 million.
Most of that drop is attributable to
fewer capital projects demanding less
revenue, and the retirement of some
debt bonds.
The General Fund, mostly funded by
property taxes, will remain about the
same at $23 million.
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MONTHLY HEALTH NEWS from VENICE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER + AUGUST 2009


Health


LINK


LOCATION:
Venice Regional Medical Center
Cardiac Rehab/Easy Street, Venice
Wednesday, August 5
8:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
Heart Healthy Nutrition Class
Speaker: Rachel Chambers, RD, LD/N
Register by calling 483-7354

LOCATION:
Aston Gardens at Pelican Pointe
1000 Aston Gardens Drive, Venice
Tuesday, August 11
6-7 p.m.
Free Physician Lecture
Speaker: Enrique A. Wulff, M.D.,
Board Certified Neurologist
Topic: "Stroke: The Pathway to Treatment
and Recovery"
Register by calling 240-1000
Light Refreshments served.



LOCATION:
Lions Club Room at Venice HealthPark
1283 Jacaranda Blvd., Venice
No registration necessary.
Wednesday, August 5 7:00 p.m.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of
Sarasota County

Friday, August 7, 14, 21, 28
Amputee Support Group
A roundtable support session that meets every
Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 12 noon.


Tuesday, August 11- 6:30 p.m.
Venice Aglow
Outreach group open to all women.


Wednesday, August 12 2:00 p.m.
Live Wires Stroke Club
Sponsored by the Stroke Division of the American
Heart Association.

Wednesday, August 19 1:30 p.m.
Ostomy Support Group
Sponsored by the United Ostomy Association
Chapter of the American Cancer Society.



LOCATION:
HealthPark, Main Lobby
1201 Jacaranda Boulevard, Venice
Thursday, August 6
Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Screenings
Home Health Services will provide
screenings from 8:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
Please fast beginning the night before testing.
Refreshments.

LOCATION:
Lions Club Room at Venice HealthPark
1283 Jacaranda Boulevard, Venice
Thursday, August 6
Venice Lions Club Vision Screening (monthly)
Free screenings for income qualified individuals
beginning at 7:30 a.m.
Pre-registration is required by calling 486-6065.

Thursday, August 13, 20, 27
Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Screenings
Home Health Services will provide screenings
from 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Please fast beginning the night before testing.
Refreshments.


Health


BRIEFS


HOME HEALTH
SERVICES OF VENICE


A STROKE STORY-WITH A

STORYBOOK ENDING

WITH A SUPPORTIVE FAMILY, EXPERT DOCTORS
AND VRMC'S RESOURCES, THIS STROKE
PATIENT IS LIVING HAPPILY EVER AFTER.

Today, Mr. Robert Gouin is a picture of health-active and independent.
To look at him now, you'd never know that just over a year ago he suffered a
massive stroke that, among other things, completely paralyzed the left side of
his body.
"I woke up early one morning and found Bob on the floor, and I knew
something was wrong," Mrs. Gouin says. "I called 911, and even though we
live blocks away from another hospital, the paramedics insisted he be taken to
Venice due to his condition:'
When they arrived at Venice Regional Medical Center, the emergency
department determined that Mr. Gouin had suffered a massive stroke caused
by a large clot that was blocking blood supply to an artery. "The neurologist,
Dr.Juliette Coleman, was there before we knew it," continues Mrs. Gouin, "and
I can't tell you how wonderful she was. She explained every single thing that
was happening with Bob and helped us make the right decision:'
Dr. Coleman administered an intravenous medication called tPA, which
breaks up blood clots to stop a stroke in its tracks. "It reduces the likelihood
of permanent disability by as much as 30%;," explains Dr. Coleman, "but in
order to be effective, it has to be administered within three hours of the onset
of stroke symptoms."' Even though the Gouins had a longer drive to Venice,
the emergency department and Dr. Coleman responded so quickly that
Mr. Gouin was able to get the maximum benefit.
Expert treatment during a stroke is crucial to a successful recovery, but it's
only half the battle. "The follow-up plan is extremely important;'," explains
Dr. Coleman. "We do all we can to save a patient's life, but the resources have
to be there afterwards. VRMC has a great nursing and support team, and
Mr. Gouin is lucky to have such a persistent, caring wife who stood by him
every step of the way'."
Mr. Gouin stayed at the hospital a week, during which time Dr. Coleman
visited him and his wife every day. "She made sure I understood everything,;'
says Mrs. Gouin, "and the nurses were all helpful and caring, too. After a
week, a hard-working liaison made sure Bob had a place at an expert nursing
facility, and we attribute a lot of his success to that:'
Since that time, Mr. Gouin has followed up with Dr. Coleman on a regular
basis, and participates in a rigorous program of physical and massage therapy
from which he continues to see improvement. He's regained all of his mobil-
ity, and these days you're as likely to see him going for a dip in the pool as out
for a walk. "I feel absolutely fantastic;' he says, "Dr. Coleman is a truly won-
derful woman, and I'm so pleased with the care I received at VRMC."
A recovery like Mr. Gouin's takes a lot of hard work from a lot of people.
It requires rapid, expert emergency care, a comprehensive recovery plan, ongo-
ing therapy and no end of caring support. Fortunately-thanks to his wife
and to Venice Regional Medical Center-Bob Gouin had all of those. In fact,
VRMC has undergone a rigorous certification process to qualify as a desig-
nated stroke center, which recognizes the level of care it provides-and means
many more happy endings for Venice's stroke patients.


WHEN YOU ARE SICK OR INJURED,
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
It's a known fact that recover-
ing from an illness or injury at home
instead of in a hospital offers impor-
tant advantages for everyone involved.
Patients can heal in privacy and com-
fort, surrounded by their families and
loved ones. And, with the addition of
experienced health care professionals
to their medical team, physicians can
better coordinate care.

MEDICAL ADVANCES MAKE HOME
CARE SAFE AND EFFECTIVE
Advances in medicine, technology
and the skills of home care profession-
als are making it possible for people
to stay in their homes and receive
excellent care for a wide variety of
conditions. Many therapies that used
to be available only in hospitals can
now be offered right in the home, from
IV therapy to wound care. Research
has shown that home care is not only
economical, but also medically advan-
tageous. Wounds heal more quickly;
patients recuperate faster and take
increased responsibility for their own
care. Education is a key component of
care, and helps both patients and their
families gain independence. It also
helps patients with chronic conditions
learn how to better manage their
own illness.

PHYSICIANS PART OF THE TEAM
For physicians who refer patients,
Home Health Services of Venice is an
on-site clinical team who serves as at-
home eyes and ears, helping physicians
by assessing their patients on a regular
basis and providing timely reports.
In addition to ensuring that any medi-
cal orders are meticulously carried
out, we alert physicians to changes
or improvements in their patients'
conditions. All forms of payment and
insurance are accepted, including pri-
vate insurance, HMOs, and Medicare.
Experienced professionals are available
to assist with payment, insurance and
coordinating benefits.

CALL IF YOU NEED CARE
Home Health Services of Venice
is committed to excellence in health-
care with every visit to its patients.
We are fully accredited by the Joint
Commission. To ensure a healthy care
giving environment, our employees
undergo extensive background checks,
are fully bonded, insured, and drug-
screened. If you would like to learn
more or require a referral for home
care, please call us toll-free to speak
with a nurse who can answer your
questions or take the information
needed to initiate home health services
at 1-888-484-3571.


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WEDNESDAY
JULY 29, 2009


CONTACT US
KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
(941) 207-1105
kcool@venicegondolier.com
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DANCES. MEETINGS AND MORE 3B


OUR TOWN


In the good ol' summertime



lihts, camera, action
PBY KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
I i li I-.m liI h4iarks are at it again, planning yet another rumble in Venice Theatre's Summer
Sk plnt1 lltin ( \\\est Side Story."
I l i c, ic Ih story is one of several summer offerings at the theater, which will open its 60th
1 """t, that i th, -l.n and this is now at the theater that rarely sleeps.
|f \\ith in inntiil budget of more than $2.1 million, Venice Theatre ranks as the third-largest com-
mI I. IT I InuinitI th i. i In the. country. If rankings were based on education and outreach programs, its rank-
N l i IaI I( hliI-, \\ ho recently was named a fellow of the American Association of Community
I I hit-i.., is\i-ni.e. I theatre's artistic director.
S In d.h iition to th. 3-year-old Summer Stock program designed for students hoping to have
c -.i, in 1thi ., .ii. \ rice Theatre's Education and Outreach Department, led by Sandy Davisson,
)il 1 -, -I \ t.ii-inid c ises for young people and adults; summer camp programs for children in first
ind I cn m I, h i nd a longer two-session camp for older students; and ajoint venture training
pilnoigimi \\it 1 \ I ml.ind Center for the developmentally challenged, which results in the annual

Summer camp
S1\ pi I o m.ime s of the campers' Theatrefest Showcase, "Writer's Block," by Gianna Campo, a
t,- h., -ih ..11 ithi- ti i.,ii i,. \ere presented July 17 and 18. That show wrapped the final session of summer
cnp m 1\ntith in i.,hides three-12.
I h. InI ll\\ in t\\ weeks, first- and second-grade students flocked to the theater for their two-
\\,- .-k tih .i.iin c. amp ind, for many, the beginning of what might grow into a lifelong theatrical hobby
fl IA, I'l. l ` i.,I
S.\t utimm n- cimp the junior thespians are exposed to singing, dancing and acting, as well as to
b ,_kt.ii t- -chni'il \\ork, such as set design, construction and painting, costume creation, make-
h h sti mm,1I i ni Cp and the after-school classes offered during the school year date to 1993,
,i ., \\h li-n lI niIumi- th Ilitr actress and volunteer Yvonne T. Pinkerton gathered a group of volunteers to
"She initiated the expansion of the educational offerings, and she
shepherded the Loveland partnership from the beginning," Chase said.
S, 'Summer Stock
A natural outgrowth of the camp program is Summer Stock, which
.- ^ began three years ago. The six-week program, inspired by summer
stock theaters of the 1950s and 1960s, selects 25 or so participants
T-through an audition process each spring. Most, but not necessarily
all, plan to pursue a career in theater.
Please see ACTION, 2B
Top, director and choreographer Brad Wages, left, works with the actors portraying
the Jets in Venice Theatre's Summer Stock production of "West Side Story,";' which
runs July 30-Aug. 8.
Left center, Emily Mounce, Maria in "West Side Story,";' is fitted for one of her cos-
tumes by Venice Theatre costume designer Nick Hartman, who also designed sets
for the show.
Bottom, "West Side Story" musical director Michelle Kasanofsky confers with direc-
tor Brad Wages during a rehearsal.
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2009


Detert visits Village On The Isle


PHOTO COUHI ESY Oh IUM KELLY
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mately 60 residents and staff. Pictured are VOTI CEO Tom Kelly, Detert and Resident
Council chair Barbara Bryant.


ACTION from Page 1 B
While working on a musical
show, the high school and col-
lege-age actors have classes or
group sessions on everything
from makeup and costuming
to publicity, building and
painting sets and then, every
evening, rehearse, rehearse
and rehearse.
"West Side Story," the
award-winning Broadway
musical variation of "Romeo
and Juliet," is set in the 1950s.
Both on Broadway and on
film, "West Side Story" (music
by the late Leonard Bernstein
and lyrics by Stephen
Sondheim) was filled with big
production numbers and had
multiple meaty roles and a
city background that offers a
variety of technical challenges.
All that makes it a perfect
vehicle for Summer Stock.
Brad Wages, Venice
Theatre's choreographer and
director and a member of
Actors' Equity with extensive
Broadway experience, is the
choreographer and director of
the show. Like the students,
Wages is there every day
teaching and supervising


classes and rehearsals. Also
there daily is musical director
Michelle Kasanofsky.
"Turn that way a little
more."
"Move over there, Will."
"Natural reactions."
"Will, you can beat up on
Puerto Rican but they can't on
you ... friends can slam each
other."
During a recent rehearsal of
the Jets (one of the two gangs
in the show), Wages was help-
ing the young men react to
each other and the situations
the way their characters
would in the story.
They also work with such
technical professionals as set
and costume designer
Nicholas Hartman, who began
planning for the show last
winter.
"I have been able to reuse
some (costumes) from other
shows," he said. "I lucked out
in Chicago in March at a vin-
tage clothing shop where I
found many things for cheap
(dresses for $10 each)."
He also acquired some old
Butterick patterns from 1954.


"People donate, and there
are places online," he said.
"Many of the pattern compa-
nies are redoing old patterns
and resizing them for today.
"We will take donations of
all sorts, for if we can't use it,
we will give it to the education
departments and other
places."
"West Side Story" will be
presented July 30-Aug. 8, at 8
p.m. Thursday through
Saturday and at 2 p.m. on
Sunday. Tickets are $20 for
adults and $10 for students.
Visit www.venicestage.com or
call the box office weekdays
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or on
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. at 488-1115.
T-Tappers
Also under the direction of
Davisson's Theater and Out-
reach Department is the the-
ater's Technical Apprentice
Program, in which carefully
selected students earn a diplo-
ma as a technical apprentice,
which prepares them to be-
come journeymen on Broad-
way or at any theater venue in


the country with a job open-
ing. Venice was the third the-
ater in the country to offer
such a program, which is run
in association with the
University of Nebraska.
Summer entertainment
As summer educational
offerings have expanded, so
have the entertainment offer-
ings at the 59-year-old play-
house that grew from an old
hangar at the Venice airport
into a former gymnasium left
over from the days when the
old Kentucky Military Institute
wintered in Venice.
Cabaret performances of
"Why Do Fools Fall in Love"
and "Hollywood Divas" filled
the Yvonne T. Pinkerton The-
atre many a night, while the
14th annual Loveland Follies
kicked off the summer Main-
Stage season in mid-June.
That special show, directed for
its first 11 or 12 years by Pink-
erton, involves countless vol-
unteers from both Venice The-
atre and Loveland.
A third cabaret show, "My
Way," will run Aug. 28-Sept. 13.


Coming soon
Auditions for the 60th
anniversary season's shows
began July 26. Call Linda
Mounce at 484-4033, ext. 250,
to be added to the audition
mailing list. Call Rhonda
Sudik at 484-4033, ext. 230, for
perusal scripts.
Come fall, classes will
move to after-school hours
for students, and adult class-
es will be added to daytime
offerings. Volunteers will mul-
tiply as snowbirds return to
build sets, sew costumes,
sing, dance, act, hang lights,
paint sets, sell tickets, serve
treats after opening night
performances, work in the
box office and perform
countless other tasks in the
theater that had not been "lit-
tle" for several years before it
officially became Venice
Theatre about a year ago.
The theater is located at
140 W Tampa Ave.
For more information, visit
www.venicestage.com or call
488-1115.

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VENUE


3B
WEDNESDAY
JULY 29, 2009


WEDNESDAY, JULY 29
Tea and tai chi
Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: Venice Art Center, 390
S. Nokomis Ave., Venice
Notes: Kaiko Romerstein and
Pam Haney will chat about the
Japanese tea ceremony and
present the gentle martial art
of tai chi.
Call: 485-7136
Cost: $10
Link: www.veniceartcenter.
corn
DAV flea market
Time: 8 a.m.-noon
Where: Disabled American
Veterans, 600 East Colonia
Lane, Nokomis
Notes: The Disabled American
Veterans will hold its giant
annual flea market and garage
sale in air-conditioned com-
fort, with an added bake sale,
plant sale and soup to go.
Breakfast will be prepared in
the newly remodeled kitchen.
Call: 488-4500
Venice Women's
Sailing Squadron


Time: 9 a.m.
Where: Venice Yacht Club,
1330 Tarpon Center Drive,
Venice
Call: Penny Washburn, 966-
3100
Link: www.bitterendsvenice.
com
Kayaking safety
Time: 8:30-11 a.m.
Where: North Jetty/Snake
Island
Cost: $40
Call: Terry Brawley, 960-5505
Peer counseling
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Women's Resource
Center, 701 Center Road,
Venice
Notes: Peer counseling is avail-
able every weekday.
Cost: $5 donation
Call: 485-9724
Link: www.thewomens
resourcecenter.org
Windows applications
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Where: Women's Resource
Center, 701 Center Road,
Venice
Cost: $5 donation
Call: 485-9724
Link: www.thewomens
resourcecenter.org
Kiwanis Club
Time: 11:45 a.m.-i p.m.
Where: American Legion, 1770

Please call or e-mail loca-
tion to confirm the date and
time prior to attending an
event.


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
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 Venice
Archives & Area Historical
Collection. 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


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Discovery Way, Nokomis
Notes: Menu varies weekly.
Drive-up available.
Call: 486-1854
Disabled American
Veterans dinner
Time: 4-8
p.m.
Where:
Disabled
American
Veterans,
Chapter 101,
600 East
Colonia
Lane,
Nokomis
Cost: $5
Call: 488-4500
Bingo
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: American Legion, 1770
E. Venice Ave., Venice
Call: 488-1157
Game day
Time: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: Venice Art Center, 390
S. Nokomis Ave., Venice
Call: 485-7136
Link: veniceartcenter.com
Euchre, bridge
Time: 6-7:45 p.m.
Where: Jacaranda Library,
4143 Woodmere Park Blvd.,


Venice
Call: 861-5000
Karaoke
Time: 7
p.m.
Where:
Eagles
Aerie No.
3482, 621
East
Colonia
Lane,
Nokomis
Call: 484-
4470
Senior beach walks
Time: 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Where: Nokomis Beach
Pavilion, 100 South Casey Key
Road, Nokomis
Notes: This self-guided beach
walk starts at the plaza.
Cost: $1 one-time fee for a 1-
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


BEST BET UNDER THE SUN


Venice Theatre's Summer Stock series

opens with 'West Side Story'









Tony (Kyle Luckett) reaches
for Maria's (Emily Mounce)
hand in the performance of
"West Side Story," which will
run during Venice Theatre's
third annual Summer Stock
production. The musical
opens Thursday, July 30, and
runs through Saturday, Aug.
8. Performances are at 8 p.m.
Thursday through Saturday
and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 2,
and Saturday, Aug. 8. Tickets
are $20 for adults, $10 for
students and can be pur-
chased online at www.
venicestage.com or by call-
ing the box office at 488-
1115. Group discounts are
available for parties of 20 or
more. The theater is located
at 140 W. Tampa Ave., Venice.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR


THURSDAY, AUG. 6
Wendy's Night fundraiser
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Where: Wendy's Restaurant, 4331
South Tamiami Trail, Venice
Notes: Ten percent of the proceeds will
go to the Friends of the Lord-Higel
House.
Call: 492-5166


SATURDAY, AUG. 8
Toga party benefit
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Venice Community Center, 326
Nokomis Ave., Venice
Notes: The Morning Crew of 107.9 FM
WSRZ radio, David Jones and Christina
Crane, will host a toga party to benefit
the American Red Cross of Sarasota
County. Tickets can be purchased at
the VCC, at either Cosimo's Italian
Restaurants (Siesta Drive and U.S. 41 or
Beneva Avenue and U.S. 41) or online.
There will be music, dancing and a
toga costume contest.


Cost: $10
Call: 552-4809
Link: www.wsrz.com



SATURDAY, AUG. 15
Papa's Bait Shop family
fishing tournament
Time: 7-11 a.m.
Where: Papa's Bait Shop, Venice Pier
(next to Sharky's On The Pier), 1600
Harbor Drive South, Venice
Notes: Registration begins at 7 a.m.
and a continental
breakfast will be
served. Prizes will
be awarded for the
largest fish in each
age group including
ages 5-9,10-12 and
13-17. Each child y
must be accompa-
nied by an adult. No
fishing license is required. The event is
free and includes three seminars for
the children.
Call: 484-7362


SATURDAY, AUG. 22
YMCA Hawaiian Luau fundraiser
Time: 7-11 p.m.
Where: Poolside at the Venice branch
of the South County FamilyYMCA, 701
Center Road, Venice
Notes: Food and libations will be
served under tiki huts, a disc jockey
will spin the latest hits and there will be
raffles, prizes and a special guest
appearance by The Cryin' Shames.
Proceeds of this eighth annual event
will benefit the YMCA Children &
Family Scholarship Fund. Purchase
tickets by phone or at the front desk of
the Venice or Englewood YMCA.
Cost: $50 (must be 21 or older to
attend)
Call: 492-9622
Link: www.veniceymca.org

SUNDAY, AUG. 23
Family open house
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Where: Jewish Center of Venice, 600
North Auburn Road, Venice


Notes: All interested families, couples
and singles are welcome for an after-
noon of fun and learning about the
center.
Call: 484-2022
Link: www.jewishcenterofvenice.org


THURSDAY, SEPT. 10
Cub and Boy Scouts sign-up
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: All public elementary school
cafeterias in Sarasota County
Notes: Now is the time to join Amer-
ica's foremost youth program for boys
- Cub and Boy Scouting. Scouting
provides youth an opportunity to try
new things, provide service to others,
build self-confidence, develop acade-
mic skills and reinforce ethical stan-
dards. These opportunities help them
when they are young and carry forward
into their adult lives and the values by
which they live.
Call: Margie Watson Byers, BSA
Southwest Florida Council, Fort Myers,
(800) 269-8072, ext. 140
Link: www.swflcouncilbsa.org


Call: Bill, 586-5889


THURSDAY, JULY 30
Gardening answers
Time: 9:30

Where:
Venice
Public
Library, 300
S. Nokomis
Ave., Venice
Call: 861-
1350
Zumba classes
Time: 6:15 p.m.
Where: Venice Community
Center, 326 S. Nokomis Ave.,
Venice
Call: 408-8205
E-mail: mlszerbin@aol.com
Peer counseling
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Women's Resource
Center, 701 Center Road,
Venice
Notes: Peer counseling is avail-
able every weekday.
Cost: $5 donation
Call: 485-9724
Link: www.thewomens
resourcecenter.org
Tap dance classes
Time: 9-11 a.m.
Where: Nokomis Community
Center, 234 East Nippino Trail,
Nokomis
Notes: Beginner class 9-10
a.m.; intermediate class 10-11
a.m.
Cost: $10 per class
Call: 861-5000
Line-dance classes
Time: 11 a.m.-noon
Where: Nokomis Community
Center, 234 East Nippino Trail,
Nokomis
Cost: $5 per class
Call: 861-5000
Hula class
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Where: Emmanuel Lutheran
Church, 800 South Tamiami
Trail, Venice
Call: 488-3009
Karaoke
Time: 7-10 p.m.
Where: VFW Post No. 8118, 832
E. Venice Ave., Venice
Call: 486-8551
Guitar for beginners
Time: 4-5
p.m.
Where: No-
komis Com-
munity
Center, 234
East Nip-
pino Trail,
Nokomis
Notes: Bring
an acoustic
guitar and notebook.
Cost: $15 for five weeks or $3
per class
Call: 861-5000
Dance classes
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Where: Nokomis Community

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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
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 reading
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Sanddollar Bookstore, 272 W Miami Ave., Venice
Call: 480-1030
Link: www.poetsrule.com
Jewelry classes
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Where: ErlenBach Studio, 207 S. Nokomis Ave., Venice
Call: 227-4335
Venice-Nokomis Rotary Club
Time: noon-1 p.m.
Where: Grace United Methodist Church, 400 E. Field Ave., Venice
Call: 493-0390
Link: www.venicenokomisrotary.org
Aerobic Walking Club
Time: 5:45-7 p.m.
Where: T. Mabry Carlton Jr. Reserve, 1800 Mabry Carlton Parkway, Venice
Notes: Members of the Aerobic Walking Club walk at Carlton Reserve, led by a
ranger. Meet at the pavilion.
Call: 486-2547
Coastal Ventures Cruise Club
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Crossroads American Grille, 385 U.S. 41 Bypass North, Venice
Notes: The club's mission is for members to cruise their boats to fun destina-
tions.
Call: 386-0983
Duplicate bridge
Time: 1 p.m.
Where: Rialto Shopping Center, 648 South Tamiami Trail, Venice
Notes: All are welcome to this open, competitive and friendly game sanctioned
byACBL.
Call: 223-3712
Link: www.venicebridge.net


FRIDAY, JULY 31
Fun with watercolors
RSVP: July 31
Dates: Aug. 5-26
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Where: South Venice Civic Association, 720 Alligator Drive, Venice
Notes: Adults of all skill levels can sign up for weekly watercolor classes taught by
Carolyn Merenda.
Cost: $65
Call: 366-2866
Honoluana anniversary
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: 222 E. Airport Ave., Venice
Notes: Koko Ray & The Soul Providers will perform. Trinkets will be given to
patrons and there will be drink specials for this two-year anniversary party.
Honoluana supports numerous local charitable organizations and is one of six
restaurants in the county registered with Southwest Florida Water Management
District to promote water conservation. The party is a way to thank customers.
Call: 483-3553
Symphony summer music camp
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis United Methodist Church, 208 Palm Ave., Nokomis
Notes: The grades four through 12 campers will hold their final music program.
Call: Jean Peters, 488-1010
Career counseling
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Women's Resource Center, 701 Center Road, Venice
Notes: Career adviser Ania Morris offers one-on-one appointments to help with
employment resources.
Cost: $5 members; $8 nonmembers
Call: 485-9724
Link: www.thewomensresourcecenter.org


WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2009


Peer counseling
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Women's Resource Center, 701 Center Road, Venice
Notes: Peer counseling is available every weekday.
Cost: $5 donation
Call: 485-9724
Link: www.thewomensresourcecenter.org
French Club
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: Venice Public Library, 300 S. Nokomis Ave., Venice
Notes: Basic knowledge of French is required.
Call: 485-3985
Food distribution
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Habitat ReStore, 1400 Ogden Road, Venice
Computer questions
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Where: Jacaranda Public Library, 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice
Call: 861-1270
Club food
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis Elks Lodge, 1021 Discovery Way, Nokomis
Notes: Menu varies weekly. Drive-up available. Authentic smoked meats avail-
able Monday, Wednesday and Friday in parking lot.
Cost: Price range from $5-$12
Call: 486-1854

Time: 5-8 p.m.
Where: Eagles Aerie No. 3482, 621 East Colonia Lane, Nokomis
Call: 484-4470
Time: 4:30-6:45 p.m.
Where: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8118, 832 E. Venice Ave., Venice
Call: 484-8118
Dinner-dance
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Where: American Legion, 1770 E. Venice Ave., Venice
Call: 488-1157
Fish fry and dance
Time: 5-7:30 p.m. dinner followed by dancing
Where: Venice-Nokomis Elks Lodge, 1021 Discovery Way, Nokomis
Notes: Restaurant is operated by Buffalo Bill's Catering. Lounge is restricted to
members and guests.
Cost: $8
Call: 485-8807 or 486-1854
Jazz Project
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Where: Bonnell's Boutique & Winery, 317 W Venice Ave., Venice
Notes: Band located inside; no cover charge. No minimum sidewalk, inside bars
or garden. Reservations recommended.
Cost: $20 minimum per person inside tables
Call: 480-0011
Tappercise class
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.
Where: Starz Choice Dance Academy, 348 S. Seaboard Ave., Venice
Notes: intermediate tap
Call: 408-0019
Sunset sing-along


Time: One hour before
sunset
Where: Venice Beach, near
lifeguard station
Notes: Bring a chair.
Call: 493-0775
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Time: 4-5 p.m.
Where: Nokomis Community Center, 234 East Nippino Trail, Nokomis
Notes: Bring an acoustic guitar, pencil and spiral notebook.
Cost: $3 per class; $15 for five weeks
Call: 861-5000
Shuffleboard
Time: 9 a.m. Friday and Monday; 7 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Hecksher Park, 450 W Venice Ave., Venice
Call: Bill, 586-5889


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Healthcare Volunteers of Venice Inc.
awarded a $3,800 grant to TideWell
Hospice and Palliative Care for the pur-
chase of a Telehealth home monitoring
system for TideWell patients in the
greater Venice area. The Telehealth pilot
program has demonstrated positive
results in patient, family and physician
satisfaction. Patients using Telehealth
have reported fewer emergency room
visits and hospitalizations. Patients diag-
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monitoring systems. The goal is to pre-
vent escalating symptoms so that
patients can focus on relationships and
quality of life for the rest of their lives.
This grant will give Venice residents the
opportunity to use the Telehealth system
as an overlay of TideWell's care.
"I've had personal experiences with
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they do in our community," HVV
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information, resulting in fewer emer-
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Over the years, HVV has contributed
more than $20,000 to TideWell, offering
ongoing support. HVV and TideWell
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WELL-BEING BRIEFS


Networking group
Manasota BUDS South County Branch Down
Syndrome Networking Group, 6-8 p.m., first
Monday of the month (Aug. 3), PlayAway in
Galleria Plaza, 2097 South Tamiami Trail.
Refreshments and child care provided. Call 493-
8907 or visit manasotabuds.org.
Heart Healthy Nutrition classes
Rachel Chambers presents a free one-hour overview
of nutrition options, 8:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and noon,
first Wednesday of the month (Aug. 5) at Venice
Regional Medical Center, 540 The Rialto. To RSVP,
call 483-7354.
Brain injury
Brain-injury support group, 6:30-8 p.m., first
Thursday of the month (Aug. 6), Mid-County
Regional Library, 2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port
Charlotte. Call Bob at 697-3055.
Nia with Matt
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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.


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Hearing Loss Association
of Charlotte County
The Hearing Loss Association of Charlotte County
(formerly SHHH) will have its next meeting at 2 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 7, in the Palm Room at the Charlotte
County Cultural Center on Aaron Street in Port
Charlotte. Special amplified listening devices will be
available. Call 624-2947.
Yoga and tai chi at Spa Venice
When: Daily classes Monday through Saturday
Where: Spa Venice, 775 The Rialto (behind
Goodwill)
Notes: All levels, various instructors
Cost: $15 per class; $12, series of eight ($96)
Call: 480-9009 or go to www.spavenice.com for
schedule
Help with prescriptions
The Community Pharmacy of Sarasota County
Inc., 225 South Tamiami Trail, Nokomis, assists
uninsured residents in obtaining their routine
prescription medications. Call 445-5687 or visit
www.cpsarasota.org.
Medicare help
Associated Medicare Patients Inc., an independent,
nonprofit corporation of volunteers, helps those on
Medicare navigate the health insurance system.
AMP is free and serves Sarasota, Englewood and
Venice. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m.


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whole leg rotates inward. This
action exerts a pull on the
stabilizing muscles in the hip that
attach to the lower part of the
spine. The chiropractor can
diagnose overpronation by having
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Students should get school shots early


FROM SARASOTA COUNTY
PUBLIC HEALTH
DEPARTMENT

Sarasota County public
health and school officials
remind parents to get their
child's immunizations updat-
ed now.
Those who wait until mid-
August may face long lines at
the doctor's office.
Parents of children who will
be entering schools in Sarasota
County for the first time must
provide the school office with a
completed Florida Certifi-
cation of Immunization form,
also known as the blue DH
680. This form, which is avail-
able through your health care
provider, is the official record
for showing that your school-
age children have had all the
immunizations needed for
their grade level.


2009-10 Florida
immunization
requirements for
school attendance
Kindergarten and
grades one-six
* five DTPs (diphtheria, tet-
anus, pertussis (whooping
cough) (DTaP) vaccine
* four polio
* two MMRs (two measles, two
mumps and two rubella)
* three hepatitis B
* one varicella (chickenpox) for
grades two through six
* two varicella (chickenpox) for
kindergarten and grade one
Grades seven-12
* five DTPs (diphtheria, tet-
anus, pertussis (whooping
cough)
* four polio
* two MMRs (two measles, two


mumps and two rubella)
* three hepatitis B
* one Tdap (tetanus diphther-
ia) (grade seven)
* one Tdap or Td (grades eight-
12)
* one varicella (chickenpox) for
grades seven-eight students
only
"Let's all have a great start to
the school year. Compare your
child's immunization record
with the immunization re-
quirements," said Sarasota
County Health Department
School Health Supervisor Lin-
da Glover, R.N., M.Ed., Ed.S.
Children entering seventh
grade in August must have
proof of having received a
tetanus/diphtheria booster
(Td or Tdap) within the past
five years. Parents should also
make sure their college-bound
teenagers are up-to-date with
required and recommended


vaccines.
Sarasota County School
District staff returns to work on
Thursday, July 30. Parents can
take their student's blue DH
680 form to the school soon
after that date.
Students who do not have
the required immunizations
will be sent home from public
schools on the first day, Aug.
24. In addition, they will not be
able to ride the bus or partici-
pate in sports, band or other
extracurricular activities until
the school has the DH 680
form showing that the shots
were received.
The Sarasota County Health
Department, through the fed-
erally funded Vaccines for
Children program, offers free
immunizations to children
from families who lack health
insurance or whose insurance
does not pay for immuniza-


tions. No appointment is
needed. A parent or guardian
must be present and must
bring prior shot records to one
of the following locations.
* South County Family Health
Center, South County Re-
source Center (just north of
State College of Florida), 7820
South Tamiami Trail, B-2 Ven-
ice, Monday through Friday.
Call 861-3338 for hours.
* Sarasota County Health De-
partment, Children's Immu-
nization Clinic, 2200 Ringling
Blvd., Sarasota, Monday through
Friday. Call 861-2784 for hours.
For more information, con-
tact your health care provider
or the Sarasota County Health
Department's Office of School
Health at 927-9000, ext. 32101.
For a complete shot schedule,
visit the district's school health
Web site at www.sarasota.kl2.
fl.us/schoolhealth.


Girls to model


cool fashions

FROM GIRLS INC.

It's time to get ready for back to school, and the
girls at Girls Inc. will be setting the trends on the run-
way.
The girls will model the latest school styles at the
Back to Cool Fashion Show on Saturday, Aug. 22,
from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota. The
show will be produced, directed and will feature the
girls and convey the message that fashion can be for
all girls. All fashions are by Dillard's, and makeup will
be by Clinique.
Entertainment will be provided by Radio Disney
AM 1380. Sponsors include the Gulf Coast
Community Foundation of Venice, AtLarge Inc.,
Dillard's, Clinique, Kenneth Cole, the Ritz-Carlton,
Whole Foods Market, SSN 6 and Mommy Magazine.
Tickets for children under 15 are $25 and adults
are $40. Call Patti Eisenmann to R.S.VP at 366-6646,
ext. 211.
Girls Inc. of Sarasota County is dedicated to
"inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold" and
fulfills its mission of empowering girls age 6 and
older to be self-confident, responsible and well-
rounded individuals by delivering research-based,
age-appropriate, after-school and summer educa-
tional and sports programs.
In the past two years, Girls Inc. has served more
than 2,000 girls at its facility and throughout the
Sarasota County School System. Dedicated in 1976,
Girls Inc. of Sarasota County recently celebrated 30
years of service to the community. For more infor-
mation about Girls Inc., contact Kay Mathers at 366-
6646, ext. 207, or Kay@girlsincsrq.org.


VHS to hold cheerleader tryouts


All Venice High School
ninth- through 12th-
graders are welcome to
participate in the second
cheerleader tryout for
the 2009-2010 season.
Tryouts will be held for
the school mascot as well
as the junior varsity and
varsity teams on Mon-


day, Aug. 3, and Tuesday,
Aug. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m.,
at the gym. A current
physical exam report is
required. Tryout packets
are available in the VHS
office.
For more information,
call coach Kathy Walker
at 488-2597.


State College of Florida to hold information

sessions on baccalaureate nursing program


FROM STATE
COLLEGE OF FLORIDA


State College of Florida, Man-
atee-Sarasota, has received official
notification from the Commission
on Colleges of the Southern As-
sociation of Colleges and Schools
that the institution has received
Level II accreditation with no con-
ditions or restrictions.
SCF's associate degree pro-
grams have been accredited by
SACS for decades. The recently
granted Level II accreditation
allows SCF to begin accepting
applications for its first baccalau-
reate program, the Bachelor of
Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree.
Provisional applications will be
accepted immediately, and the
review process will begin Aug. 1. To
be eligible for the program, stu-
dents must have completed pre-
requisite courses and have or
obtain a Florida registered nurse
license.
SCF's baccalaureate nursing
program was developed in re-
sponse to the need from local hos-


pitals and health care providers for
highly educated nurses. Following
the State Board of Education's
unanimous approval on March 17
of SCF's proposal to offer the
B.S.N. program, the college moved
quickly to seek Level II SACS
accreditation.
Designed to allow registered
nurses to complete their bache-
lor's degree locally in 15 months,
the program couples experience
with advanced nursing education,
preparing students for roles in
leadership, management, and
community and public health.
At a per-hour cost of $97.45 for
Florida residents, the B.S.N. pro-
gram is only $9.57 per credit hour
more than current tuition for SCF's
associate degree courses and 35
percent lower than the average
Florida university tuition.
"This milestone for SCF repre-
sents tremendous progress for our
community," said SCF President
Lars A. Hafner. "By bringing the RN
to B.S.N. program to our commu-
nity at an affordable cost and with
a convenient schedule, hospitals


and health care employers, as well
as students and their families, ben-
efit. Hospitals get nursing profes-
sionals with the higher level educa-
tion needed in today's workforce,
and students have the advantage of
living, working and earning their
bachelor's degree close to home."
The B.S.N. program will begin
in January with the first two co-
horts of 25 students each at SCF
Venice and SCF Bradenton. Four
information sessions are sched-
uled at the college's three campus-
es from July to September.
In Venice, the first session will
be held Wednesday, July 29, 7:30-
8:30 p.m., in Room 852. The first
session for the Bradenton campus
was held Tuesday, July 28, 7:30-
8:30 p.m., in Building 29. At Lake-
wood Ranch, the first session will
be held Thursday, July 30, 7:30-8:30
p.m., in Room 125.
Visit www.scf.edu/BSNursing
for a complete schedule of up-
coming information sessions, to
download a provisional applica-
tion and to learn more about eligi-
bility.


Local students win in SkillsUSA contest


FROM SKILLSUSA


Two Venice students were
among the winners of the nation's
highest awards at the SkillsUSA
National Leadership and Skills
Conference the week of June 29 in
Kansas City, Mo.
Sharon Wirth, a student at
Sarasota County Technical Insti-
tute in Sarasota, was awarded the
college/postsecondary bronze
medal in Action Skills.
Shea Becker, a student at
Sarasota County Technical Insti-


tute, was awarded the college/
postsecondary silver medal in
Employment Application Process.
The SkillsUSA Championships
are for high school and college-
level students who are members of
SkillsUSA.
During the competition, indus-
try leaders representing more than
1,100 businesses, corporations,
trade associations and unions rec-
ognized the students for their
demonstrated excellence in 91
hands-on occupational and lead-
ership contests, including the


areas in which Wirth and Becker
won and other areas such as crim-
inal justice, aviation maintenance
and public speaking.
"This is the SkillsUSA partner-
ship at its best," said Tim
Lawrence, SkillsUSA executive di-
rector.
"Students, instructors and in-
dustries are working together to
ensure America has a skilled work-
force and every student excels.
These students prove that career
and technical education expands
opportunities."


Parents' Day honors parents Local youth
I


FROM THE FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF
EDUCATION

In honor of Parents'
Day, held July 26, Dr. Eric
Smith, Florida education
commissioner, extended
a thank you to the par-
ents who selflessly give of
themselves to ensure the
safety, development and
success of their children.
"Parents wear an amaz-
ing number of hats in ser-
vice of their children, but
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"From day one, they are
constantly teaching and
preparing our youth for
what this world has to
offer, and our education
system, as we know it,
would be lost without their
support and involvement.
'As a proud parent and
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deepest sincerity, thank
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graduates

college


STAFF REPORT

Emily J. Krouse, of
Osprey, graduated from
Miami University, Ox-
ford, Ohio, in May with a
Bachelor of Arts degree.
Miami University is a
public university located
in southwestern Ohio,
offering more than 100
degree programs in hu-
manities, science, engi-
neering, business, educa-
tion and fine arts.


STAFF REPORT


Bethany Iddings, a re-
cent graduate of Venice
High School, received a
check from Bob Brown,
treasurer of the Venice
Area Democratic Club,
for the first VADC Maxine
Barritt Scholarship of
$500.
The scholarship was
given to Iddings because


she was deemed to be a
senior who exemplifies
how young adults can
give back to their com-
munities.
Iddings volunteered in
extracurricular activities
at school and in the
Venice community.
She was selected as
the Venice High School
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tion, 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.
Nar-Anon group
Thursday Nar-Anon Family Group, a support group
for families who have someone with drug addiction,
7-8 p.m., St. Mark's Episcopal Church library, 513 S.
Nassau St., 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. Call Ray, 497-6879.
Line dancing classes
Line dancing classes with Jackie Wheeler, interme-
diate 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 'ANew
Earth," 7-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday at
Mellow Run, 1270
Thoreau Circle,
Venice. Call 445-7134
to preregister.
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, community
resources and activities provided for loved ones dur-
ing the session. Registration required. Call Pamela at
366-2224.
Couples Helping Couples
An anonymous 12-step program for all couples
looking to improve their relationships, 7:30-9 p.m.
Friday at South Venice Christian Church, 2390
Seaboard Ave., Venice. Twelve-step experience not
necessary. Couples work on such things as commit-
ment, communication, conflict resolution any-
thing that impedes a healthy and happy relation-
ship. Free. (A donation to cover rent is appreciated
but not necessary.) Call 475-8535 or 492-9547 or
visit www.recovering-couples.org for more informa-
tion.
Goodwill 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 provid-
ed. A morning group is also available. Call Eva at
408-7442.
Walkabout group
The Saturday Morning Walkabout group meets at
8 a.m. 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 wel-
come.
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


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the Venetian Waterway Park. All levels of experience
welcome. Call 468-8124.
Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday
and Thursdays in the Suncoast Auditorium of
Englewood Community Hospital, 700 Medical Blvd.
Call 426-7655.
Al-Anon
Al-Anon and Alateen family meetings take place
several times a week at area locations. Call 426-
7655 or visit southfloridaal-anon.org.
* Monday Morning Miracles AFG, Epiphany
Cathedral, Soy Building, 317 Tarpon St., 11 a.m.
Monday
* St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 508 Riviera St., 7
p.m. Monday
* Let Go & Let God AFG, Venice Presbyterian
Church, 111 E. Firenze St., 7:30 p.m. Tuesday
* Freedom AFG, Church of the Nazarene, 1535 E.
Venice Ave. (children 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.


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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 Fridays; 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
pavilion
Notes: Free yoga on Venice Beach
with Elin Larsen
Call: 408-9642
Yoga for everyone
Time: 6:15 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Venice Community
Center, 326 S. Nokomis Ave.
Cost: $8, discounts avail-
able
Call: 408-8205


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ENGAGEMENT


Sampson-Hoffman


PHOTO COURTESY OF PEGGY HINER


WEDDING


Balsinger-Hiner


Peggy Balsinger, of
Venice, Fla., daughter of
the late Hank and Doris
Duyn, of Venice, became
the bride of Jeff Hiner, of
Venice, on May 30, 2009.
He is the son of Ronald
and Nancy Hiner, of Tac-
coa, Ga.
The 6 p.m. ceremony
was performed at the
home of Al and April
Duyn with the Rev. Tom
Hodge officiating.
The bride's attendants
were her three children:
Devin, Bryce and Logan
Balsinger.
The groom's atten-


dants were his three chil-
dren: A.J., Cody and Kristi
Hiner.
The bride is a 1984
graduate of Venice High
School.
She is employed by
HarborChase of Venice
as a care manager/med-
ical technician.
The groom is a 1980
graduate ofVHS.
He is employed by
Venice Fire Department
as a battalion chief.
After a wedding trip to
Pigeon Forge, Tenn., the
newlyweds are residing
inVenice.


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offered locally

The Women's Resource Center of Sarasota County
offers peer counseling by appointment, Monday
through Friday, at the center's office at the South
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confidential appointment with a trained, caring vol-
unteer who provides support and referrals. A great
resource for women in transition or facing challenges.
Fee is $5. Call 485-9724.


David and Marcy
Sampson, of Venice, Fla.,
formerly of Williamsville,
N.Y., announce the en-
gagement of their daugh-
ter, Karen Sampson, of
Hanover, Md., to Kurt
Hoffman, the son of Ed-
ward and Mary Hoffman,
of Ferndale, Md.
The bride-to-be is a
1995 graduate of the
Russell J. Jandoli School
of Journalism and Mass
Communication at St.
Bonaventure University
and a 2001 graduate of
the State University of
New York College at
Brockport.
She is employed as a
health information spe-
cialist with the National
Resource Center on AD/
HD, a program of CHADD
(Children and Adults with
Attention-Deficit/Hyper-
activity Disorder). She is
a former assistant direc-
tor of campus ministry at
the Fredonia State New-
man Center and a former
editor of The Albion Ad-



MILITARY NEWS

Air Force Airman Josh-
ua L Borchardt graduated
from basic military training
at Lackland Air Force Base,
San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed
an intensive, eight-week
program that included
training in military disci-
pline and studies, Air Force
core values, physical fit-
ness, and basic warfare
principles and skills.
Airmen who complete
basic training earn four
credits toward an associate
in applied science degree
through the Community
College of the Air Force.
He is the son of Dan-
ielle Borchardt of Sor-
rento Ranches Drive, No-
komis, Fla., and Forrest
Borchardt of San Luis
Terrace, North Port, Fla.


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Sigma Space, a NASA con-
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members of the Annap-
olis Parrot Head Club of
Maryland.
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Paul Prachar, Agape Missionary Services manager, left, and
Nick Carlucci, president of Venice Aviation Society Inc.,
served hot dogs and hamburgers at the VASI picnic July 11.


David Cameron is a pilot of the Black Hawk helicopter crew training for medevac missions in the Mideast. The heli-
copter uses 1,050 pounds of fuel per hour, he said.


Zach Mikarts, 8, pretends he's piloting the Black Hawk heli-
copter at the VASI picnic. Zach's dad, Mark, works at Agape
Flights.


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Nathan Hander, left, Samuel Hander
and Austin Street have an inside
view of the Agape King Air plane.


A BIG surprise flies into picnic


U.S. Army
Reservists
Lorraine
Wilkins, left,
and Nicole
Leach are
proud to be
training for the
first helicopter
medevac unit in
the Army
Reserves. Two
more units are
planned.


Pilots of the Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter are logging in some
hover time before departing for Clearwater.


Mike Guley and Joe Thro catch up on the news at a Venice
Wine & Coffee Friday wine social. Guley, former CEO of Bon
Secours Venice Hospital, was visiting from Andover, Mass.


MARTY DOVER
SOCIAL COLUMNIST

Nick Carlucci, president
of the Venice Aviation Society
Inc., hinted there would be a
surprise for the VASI picnic
July 11 at the Agape hangar at
Venice Municipal Airport.
And what a surprise it was:
A $20 million UH-60L Black
Hawk helicopter landed near
the Agape hangar bearing its
crew of trainees for the first
helicopter medevac unit in
the U.S. Army Reserves.
The crew mingled with the
guests, graciously answer-
ing questions about their
mission and the helicopter
and inviting guests to sit in
the cockpit. It was uplifting
(no pun intended) to meet
these dedicated young peo-
ple who are serving our
country and training to save
lives in the Mideast military
conflict.
Children also had an


Former Venice mayor Fred
Hammett is framed by a bouquet
of flowers, donated each week
by Miller's Florist to decorate
the bar at Venice Wine & Coffee.


opportunity to climb inside
the cargo area of the Agape
plane, which flies supplies
every Wednesday to 380
Christian missionary fami-
lies on the island of
Hispaniola. Paul Prachar,
head of Missionary Services,
said, "In addition to their
mail, we take them every-
thing they use, from tooth-
paste to car parts."
While grilling hot dogs and
hamburgers for the picnic,
Prachar praised the Agape
mechanics, "the best in the
business," who returned the
plane to service after it was
stranded by a breakdown in
Eleuthera, Bahamas, for the
month of April. Mervin
"Pastor Chad" Chadbourne,
a retired military mechanic,
and the Agape head mechan-
ic Harvey Johnson are two
special people who led that
effort.
Thanks to VASI for spon-
soring, and Agape for host-
ing, this memorable oppor-
tunity for Venice citizens to
learn more about the good
people and the work they do
at our airport.
A Venice social mecca
You never know who will
show up at the Friday
evening wine social at
Venice Wine & Coffee on
Nokomis Avenue. Most are
regulars local folks from


Clara and Bill Minerd, with Cathy Terhaar,
right, are regulars at the wine shop socials.


all walks of life, singles and
couples, who enjoy good
wine and conversation with
good people. Sometimes
new faces join in, or ones
who have left Venice for
other climes will pop back
for a visit.
Such was the case recently
when Mike Guley, former
CEO of the Venice Regional
Medical Center, stopped by
while visiting from Andover,
Mass.
In addition to the Friday
night gathering, there is a
wine tasting every Tuesday
beginning at 5 p.m. hosted
by Richard Brower, well-
known wine aficionado and
wine manager of the shop.
Each couple buys a bottle of
wine of their choice and he
keeps them all behind the
bar to share. It's a great way
to meet people and try a vari-
ety of wines. Bring a snack to
share.
Wine for Women on
Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m.
is when the girls take over,
bringing snacks to share as
they sip their beverage of
choice.
When you also consider
the morning coffee and
lunchtime regulars, Venice
Wine & Coffee is one of the
social hubs of Venice remi-
niscent of The Grill in Dick
& Meadows Drug Store.
Remember?


The smiling face of employee
Jackie Kennedy is back at
Venice Wine & Coffee after she
recuperated from surgery.


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3/2 N.Port,Pool from $1500

Diana Legg, Mgr.
Your Rental Experts
941-681-1189
941-475-7011
website: www.icre.us

ARCADIA 3B/1B frame home,
fenced yard $675 mthly. Take
applications Dow Realty Inc. 863-
494-6062


AWARD WINNING
SUNBELT MGT.
SERVICES
RENTALS*
*3/2/2 Lanai,
Waterside St., P.C. $900 Mo
*3/2/2 SWC, Pool & Lawn
Ser. Inc. LaSalina Cr., P.G.I.
$1300 Mo.

COMPLETE LISTINGS
(941) 764-7777
sunbeltmatservices corn

DEEP CREEK 3/2/2, 2006
home, screened lanai, W/D hook-
up, big yard, $925 + sec+util.
941-766-8437
DEEP CREEK, Beautiful 1500sf
2/2/1, scr lanai, laundry rm, sm
pets OK. $700 mo, Ist/last/sec
941-713-4806
DEEP CREEK, Close to 1-75.
3/2/2, refrigerator/stove,
screened lanai. new carpet,
new tile, vaulted ceilings,
across from lake. 1 mo. free.
$875/mo. Call Tammy,
941-639-0090
ENGLEWOOD GULF COVE
Waterfront 2BR/2BA Split, Lanai,
Sr. disc. $750 + Security (941)-
697-5535 Section 8 Welcome.
ENGLEWOOD :
2/2/1 Wtrfrnt Bay view $875
2/2/1 dock, pool lawn inc. $1025
3/2/1 Pet friendly $800.
WEST COAST PROP. MGT 941-
4730718 RentalsFlorida.net
ENGLEWOOD GET-AWAY
$350/WKLY, 3BR/2BA room
for boat & RV Avail until Sept
26th 941-473-0973

Englewood Rentals -
From $595.00
2 BR / 2 Ba Lawn Svc & Pest
Control
11151 B Pendleton Ave-
$595.00
11393 Poplin Ave- $700.00
2 BR/ 2 BA/1 Car Gar-
Lawn Service
WWW.pelicanpm.com
Lic Broker- (941) 232-8223

ENGLEWOOD Rentals
M&M Property MGMT
CALL 941 473-9616 or
mmpropertymgmt.com
ENGLEWOOD UNFURNISHED
2/1/cp. Big yard with fruit trees.
Close to hospital/stores. Sm.dog
OK. $600/mo. incl.water/
lawncare. 1st/last/sec
941-475-6532

ALL ENGLEWOOD AREAS
RENTALS
THE PINEAPPLE GIRLS
941-473-0333
Pineapple Gulf Prop. Mgmt. Inc.
www.RentEnglewood.com

ENGLEWOOD- 2BR/2BA dbl
wide, scr lanai, carport, laundry,
$600/mo 1st last $400/sec
941-223-4188
ENGLEWOOD/ROTONDA
3BR/2BA/2CG Annual Rental
$850/mo Call 941-650-3539




For a Complete List Go To
eraportcharlotte.com
$0 Application fee (July only)
$650 ......................2/2/1 Gulf Cove- PC
$750......................... 3/2 Great loc.- PC
$820......2+/2/2 Gated, club house NP
$850..................3/2/2 NP homes NP
$950..............2/2/2 Pool & lawn inc.- PC
$1200...........4/3/2 Pool- 2300+sq PC
Sec 8 Welcome


HOMES FOR RENT







HOMES IN GATED
COMMUNITY
15 Homes!
Furnished/Unfurnished
Annual or Seasonal
(941)-629-3337 or
(941)-650-9831
www.mbgvacatonproperties.com

N. PORT, 3/2/2,
NEARLY NEW HOME,
Rent or Rent-to-Own
Cell (248)-910-0341
NEED A RENTAL
Paradise Properties
& Rentals, Inc.
941-625-RENT
NOKOMIS FOR LEASE 3/2/2 in
Sorrento East ,Eat in Kitchen Office,
Den, lanai & Pool 941468-5875
NOKOMIS, WATERFRONT, 2/2
NewTile/Carpet, Dock, Shed, Close
to Beach, $800/mo.
(941)-3496338
NORTH PORT $675MO 3/2/CP,
fenced, fresh paint, all tile, utility
rm., storage shed. $675. 1st &
sec. 941- 468-0325
North Port -
Custom Pool Home $1295.00
5491 S. Cranberry Blvd- F/W
Canal 2100 +/- Sq FT -3/4
Bedrooms City Water Granite
Counter Tops Tile
WWW.pelicanpm.com
Lic Broker- (941) 232-8223
NORTH PORT
1 MONTH FREE RENT!
3/2, lakefront, pool, unfur-
nished, 11 yr old, Sable
Trace gated community, 1 yr
lease, NP/NS, lawn & pool
service included. $1795.
www.sabletracerental.com/
1-800-503-9500 Owner
NORTH PORT 3/2/2,
all appl. good cond. $775 mo.
(941)-362-7522
NORTH PORT 3/2/2, all appl.
W/D, lanai, beautiful cond. &
yard. 4304 Mermel Cir. $895 mo.
(786)-255-2805
NORTH PORT 3BR PET FRIENDLY
home, totally fenced in. Newly
remodeled, Very clean.
(262)-968-2918
North Port Rentals
5170 Wilton Court- City Water
Large Family Home $895.00
5126 Richmond Terrace City
Water
1700 SQ Ft- Huge Yard -
$895.00
3420 San Mateo Blvd -
$850.00
3/4 BR 2 Bath 2 Car Gar
3079 Bellefonte Ave 3/2/2 -
$900.00
Custom Open Floor Plan
8386 Red Coach Ave 3/2/2 -
$825.00
Fully Applianced Imm Occ
WWVW.pelicanpm.com
Lic Broker- (941) 232-8223
NORTH PORT, Adorable doll
house 3/2/2 Screened lanai,
Nr 1-75. $900.941-426-1849 or
941-321-7140
NORTH PORT,_Lovely 3/2/2, Nice
Area, Close to Wal Mart & Publix,
1-75 & US 41 Rent/rent to own.
(941)-320-2077
NORTH PORT, Warm Mineral
Springs, 2/1 freshly painted, new
kit cabinets, Ig L shaped porch,
quiet street, $650 + sec. (321)-
327-7072 or (321)-720-2926
PORT CHARLOTTE 2/2 or 3/2,
tile, lanai, appl. w/d $675-$995
mo. 1st + sec. Ann. Sm. pet ok
(941)-626-1514

NORTH PORT 3/2/2 all tile
Redwood..................... $725
NORTH PORT 3/2/2 private
fenced back yard Dutilly St.
.... ....................... ........ $ 8 0 0
PUNTA GORDA 3/2/2
Chapman St..................$600
PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2
M idw ay .........................$750
PORT CHARLOTTE 2/2
Condo family section.......$650
NORTH PORT Sable Trace
2/2 condo, new, golf
course.......................... $750
We need homes & condos
yearly & seasonal.
Cornerstone Real Estate
(941)-743-5525

PORT CHARLOTTE
Lrg., 2 Bdrm, 1 Bath
central heat & air NEW
blinds & carpets, No Pets
$550. (941)-743-3489
PORT CHARLOTTE 2 Homes:
2/2/1, $650 mo. + sec. 3/2/CP w
pool, Pets ok Sec. 8 ok $900, Both
ready Aug. 1st. (941)-697-9949
PORT CHARLOTTE 2 Lg Beauties
4/2 19037 Cochran Blvd $1000
2/2 191 Norfolk Ave $750
(941)-228-7781 HUD approved
PORT CHARLOTTE
2/1 Starting at $475
(941)-468-3490

ORT CHARLOTTE 2/1/1, $60o
Mo. + $600 sec. Clean, new
floors, new blinds.
(041 Chaves Cir. (941)626696J


PORT CHARLOTTE 2/1/CP,
CHA, Lrg. yard, All appliances.
Near PC Beach. 1 Pet OK. $700
mo + $800 Sec. (941)-764-1794
PORT CHARLOTTE 2/2/1
Renov. w/tile firs., new kit.. 2273
Picnic St. $775.
PUNTA GORDA 2/2 mobile
$600. 6632 Bernadeen Blvd.
RentChoice RE 941-637-0147
PORT CHARLOTTE 2/2/2 WITH
HUGE BONUS ROOM. NEW TILE &
CARPET. GREAT AREA. $800/MO
941-286-7821


HOMES FOR RENT




PORT CHARLOTTE 2/2/CP
Family Room, new paint & carpet,
rent & rent to own, $700. mo +
sec 941-815-7588
PORT CHARLOTTE
3/2/1 272 Fletcher
Pets OK $695
(941)468-3490
PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2/1 Conm-
pletely remodeled. Like brand new.
Cbse to shopping, schools, Great
area. $795/mo 216-389-5466
PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2/2 W/D
hook-up, No Pets, Appl. incl. 1 mile
to Murdock Circle. $800 mo $1700
move in. 941-3554878
PORT CHARLOTTE 4/3/2,
GRASSY POINT, 24 hr gate sec.,
Boat dock, 1 min to Harbor.
$2400/mo. (941)-661-7003
Port Charlotte Charming 2-2-1
$725 Split plan, lanai, nice yd
- off Lakeview, near boat ramp
& school. 502-875-2437
PORT CHARLOTTE FOR LEASE
3/2/2cg Family rm, Den, pool, Salt-
water canal, Close to Mall 941468-
5875
PORT CHARLOTTE Midway near
Kings Highway, 3 bd 2 bth 1 car
gar. w/car port, pool & lania, pool
svc incl. pets ok, $900/mth,
$900 sec 1 yr. Roy 610-659-0381


3/2/2 Outside deck on Dbl wood-
ed lot, W/D, lawn serv. $975 +
sec. 941-286-7786
Port Charlotte Rentals
21074 lonia Ave. $550.00
2BR 1BA Lanai and Storage
Shed
21154 Bersell Ave. $550.00
2 BR 1 BA Large Lanai -
Central A/C
WWW.pelicanpm.com
Lic Broker- (941) 232-8223
PORT CHARLOTTE, 2br/2ba
$575/mo + security. Call Jim
(941)-726-5077
PORT CHARLOTTE, 3/2/2 All
Tile, fenced yard, PETS OK,
$900/mo or $225/wk. 941-
769-4720 or 941-456-1389
PORT CHARLOTTE, SMALL
3/2/2, Fenced yard. Quiet street,
close to shops. Avail July 28th
$775 + sec 727-237-1032
PUNTA GORDA clean quiet
2BR/2BA/garage, FL rm. W/D.
Shed, fenced yard, Off Riverside
Dr. $675/sec. (941)-7404769
PUNTA GORDA ISLES
3/2/2, dock. $985/mo.
No pool. 5 mins.to harbor
941-286-8055
PUNTA GORDA, Cleveland sec-
tion, 3/2/2, all appliances, all tile,
window treatment, hurricane shut-
ters $825 mo. Call owner (718)-
465-6388 or (718) 864-6482
PUNTA GORDA, on canal,
Peace River view, 3BR/2.5BA, all
modern 2300 SF home. $950
mo. Call Carol 800-850-8649 ext
0.
PUNTA GORDA: charming 3/2
next to Gilchrist Park, walking dis-
tance to Fisherman's Village and
downtown. Seasonal or annual.
Call for appt. 941-268-4043.




CONDO/APARTMENTS
All Locations
STARTING AT $475!!!
941-629-1243
sunstarrentals.com

ROTONDA 1800 sqft 3/2/2
canal view$1050 near new.
Call Stetson Properties
941-475-7603
ROTONDA WEST, 3/2/2, all
appl., lanai, near beaches.
$1,000 mo. + dep. Pets ok
781-953-6653
ROTONDA, 3BR/2BA/2CG,
pool, $995 mo. (941)698-4061
or 941-286-3902
S. VENICE
Lg. 3/2 remodeled pool
master suite on 4 lots $1100
WEST COAST PROP. MGT
941473-0718
RentalsFlorida.net
SOUTH VENICE 3BR/1.5BA
Fenced yard. Pets ok.
1 mile to Beach. $800.
941-497-1993
SOUTH VENICE, 2/1/CP, all
tile, bonus room, laundry
room, nice neighborhood
$700.+ Sec 941-493-6465
SOUTH VENICE, 2/2, clean,
convenient location, fenced yard,
Pets OK, screened lanai, $880,
1st, last, sec. 941-441-7214
VENICE EAST 233 Lorraine Ave.
2/2/1 nice yard, quite street very
clean, sm pet ok $750. Contact
Lauren 941485-9602
VENICE EAST, 2BR/1BA. W/D,
lawn care & All utilities indcl + cable.
$900/mo or PRIVATE Studio
$550/mo 941-302-0023
VENICE FOR LEASE 3/2/2 in
Jacaranda, eat in kitchen. family
rm, Lg. Lanai, 941468-5875
VENICE GREAT HOMES
$700-$975 941-492-4280
Gulf Coast Rentals & Real Estate
Co.
VENICE, JACARANDA Cul-de-sac
2/2/2 screened lanai w pool, clean,
No Pets/NS $1200 mo. w pool &
lawn service. 941497-0522


I CONDOS/VILLAS
FOR RENT
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

DEEP CREEK 2/2, lanai, cath.
ceil., tile, wood cab., granite, w/d
inc. Pets ok $675+ up.
941-661-4539
DEEP CREEK 2/2 & 3/2, appl.
incl W/D. Pool. NO PETS. $600
& $700 + sec. (941)-255-0304
DEEP CREEK furnished 1st
floor, beautiful lake view, heated
pool, 2/1, $675/mo no pets
(941)-391-2665
DEEP CREEK, Gardens 2/2 New
paint, carpets, pool, tennis, NP $600
+elec 941-575-7559 or 661-7585
ENGLEWOD BAY CONDO.
Luxury, furn, Pool, spa, 5 min. to
beach. Photos available.
Annual $975. 865-719-2316
ENGLEWOOD 1ST MONTH
FREE 12 mins from venice 2br
w/ den 2 ba 1300sf, pool
$399. moves you in $750/mo
941-4730450
ENGLEWOOD 6982 Brandywine
2/2 lanai overlooks canal-seclud-
ed peaceful. Proof of income
credit $595. 941-763-2110.
ENGLEWOOD QUAILS RUN CONDO
55+ 1BR w/ attached Den.
$595Totally renovated!!!!
Includes water cable pool. AMENI-
TIES! 1 mile from beach non smoker,
Extra storage closet
239-738-2833
ConvientTo Everything!
PORT CHARLOTTE 2/2 incl.
cable, water & W/D. Pool, tennis.
Sm. pets OK $675. Furn. avail.
941-763-9052
PORT CHARLOTTE 2nd fir.,
2/2, quiet, $600 water included.
(941)-286-9888
PORT CHARLOTTE Promanades
East 1/1 Furnished. W/D, pool,
secure building. No pets, $550.
(941)-625-9763 or 380-1617
PORT CHARLOTTE, Orange-
wood, 2/2, ground floor, W/D,
pool, $575 ann. 941-235-1224
PUNTA GORDA 2/2, 3rd floor,
waterfront, heated pool, elevator,
covered parking. $1595 Season-
al, $1195 6 mo., $800 annual.
941-815-8320
PUNTA GORDA EMERALD
POINTE, Waterfront Tennis, pools,
dock, nicely furn, 1, 2 & 3BR's.
941-626-3350
PUNTA GORDA ISLES 2/2, fully
furn. canal front W/D short/long
term, monthly, avail. August
941-575-1670.
PUNTA GORDA ISLES CONDO
2/2 $600. & House PC $550.
waterfront, dock, furn or unfurn
941-875-0006
PUNTA GORDA Isles Waterfront
Condo 2/2, laundry rm & lanai.
2504 Magdalidina Dr. $675 Mo.
$400 Dep. 239-939-7674 M-f 9-5
805-698-9835 aft 5 & wknds. Jenny
PUNTA GORDA, CHARLEVOI,
2/2, 55+, desirable 1st floor fur-
nished. Heated. pool. $795 Mo +
sec. 941- 639-8640
PUNTA GORDA 2/2, 1276 SF,
W/D, pool, no pets. $700/mo,
1st., last, sec. annual,
(941)-639-8125
PUNTA GORDA, 2/2 condo.
Amenities. $610 month
includes water. Available Aug. 1.
(941)-625-1767
PUNTA GORDA, Heritage
Lakes, 3/2, gated, many
upgrades, full amenities.
(941)-928-3428
VENICE 2/2+ den, Newer 1st
floor end unit, laundry rm w W/D,
extra storage. Waterside Village,
N/S. $1100. 941416-3987
VENICE ATHENS TOWNHOUSE,
Luxury living in a rental unit 2/2 3 blks
to bch & shops $795 &$875
941485-7645
VENICE ISLAND 1ST FLOOR
55 + 2/2 New Carpet & Appli-
ances. Water/Cable Incl. $700
(941)-730-3174
VENICE ISLAND, lbr/1.5ba, fur-
nished, ctr.of town, pool, elevator,
Avail. $550/mo. (941)484-6476
VENICE ISLAND- 2/2, ground
floor, furnished, private beach.
No pets. $1200. 941-266-7754
VENICE ISLE. Spacious corner
condo. 2BR/2BA. Lanai, furn.
Cable TV. 55+ Near Shops &
Beach. $750. 847-272-8794

I TOWNHOUSES
FOR RENT
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PUNTA GORDA Isles, on canal w
dock, beautiful views! 2/2.5 large
lanai. 941-637-0195 or 941-815-
7388


CHARLOTTE HARBOR 1/1 steps
to fishing pier. $550. + $300 dep.
Pets OK. 239-229-3716
DEEP CREEK, DUPLEX, Ig
2/2/1, all appl. Like new. Laund.
rm & scrn lanai, lawn care incl.
941-575-6918 or 941-258-0673
ENGLEWOOD., 2/2 Includes
W&D, lawn maint., $595 + one
months security. (941)-460-9403


FOR RENT
1 1300


ENGLEWOOD 1/1/CP water
sewer, lawn service incl $495
9414730718
WEST COAST PROP. MGT
RentalsFlorida.net



ENGLEWOOD 1BR/1BA $450;
2br/lba $525. Remodel,
lanai, all tile NS/NP
941-400-1670
ENGLEWOOD 3/2 Ceramic
tile, W/D, Super Clean, Nice!
Appliances, 9224 Anita Ave
$750/mo 989-295-1847
ENGLEWOOD BOATERS &
FISHERMANS DELIGHT
lbr/1.5ba/lcg, lanai, W/D,
on ICW/Stump Pass, dock, very
priv, dead-end street lyr Ise,
$700/mo 845-255-1111
ENGLEWOOD FREE RENT
2/2/1, exceptionally main-
tained & clean. grt loc! $725.
For Details Call (239)-465-9455
ENGLEWOOD, 2/1, screened
lanai, wall-to-wall carpet, new
paint, lawn serv., W/D hook-up.
$575. (941) 624-5233
MURDOCK, 305 Camillia Lane,
2BR/2BA/garage, CHA, fans,
pantry, $575. mo. + $500. dep.
Small pet OK. 941-284-2917.
NOKOMIS DEAL 1, 2 & 3 BD
Clean Apts. Water incl. Quiet.
Close to park. FROM $505 -
$725 easy terms. Call 809-3869
NORTH PORT, COMFORT-
ABLE, QUIET, CONVENIENT,
Newer 2006 3BR 2BA 2 Car.
SECTION 8 accepted. $875
mo, $900 security. Water
included. Near PC line, off
Veterans. 941-875-4953
PORT CHARLOTTE, 2/1, scr.
lanai, tile throughout W/D hook up
Easy Move In. Water included.
$550 Mo. (941)-685-7612


PORT CHARLOTTE: 2/1 ALL
TILE, AC, W/D HOOK UP
$575/MVTrH + SEC 941-426-2120.

VENICE, 2BR/1.5BA, lanai,
CHA, tile floors. Very clean.
References. Available now.
$650. + Sec. 941-468-1206

S APARTMENTS
FOR RENT
^ 1320O


ARCADIA 1B apt, Elc & water
incl. $600 mth plus $400 Sec.
Avail. Aug. 1st or before. (863)-
843-0149
HAMPTON POINT APTS.
currently is offering 3 & 4
bedrooms starting at $675.
No rent until 2009!
Located off Rampart Blvd.
Call (941) 979-1001
today for move-in specials.
DEEP CREEK Sunnydell Commons
Apts. 2 & 3BR's, $700 & $850. 1st
& last req. Call 941-204-3224.
VENICE, DOWNTOWN Embassy
lbr apt. $600/mo. + $600 Sec.
Walk to beach & churches. N/P.
(941)2440700
ENGLEWOOD 1BR Poolside
Completely FURNISHED. 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 NORTH 1/1 DUPX
NICE COUNTRY SETTING FREE
SATILITE $500/MO 1ST LAST &
SEC. 941-493-2912
ENGLEWOOD WATERFONT 1/1,
Very Clean, Close to Shopping, N/P
$495/mo 941475-5409
ENGLEWOOD, 1BR,
near Dearborn. $500 mo.
Includes utilities. (941)-270-2650
ENGLEWOOD: MANASOTA KEY,
steps tobch. 1 & 2BR, until. & cable incl.
Sm. pets, $175-$230 wk. Long term.
941-716-3660

VENICE ISLAND
Eft, 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
VICTORIA POINTE APTS.
Located at Sumter &
Appomattox between US 41 &
1-75, within minutes to schools,
shopping, parks & recreation.
1/1 starts @ $412
2/1 starts @ $555
941-423-8720


PORT CHARLOTTE 1/1 STUDIO
APT. on Easy St. $160 wk.
includes util. & cable. Call 941-
488-9878.


PORT CHARLOTTE 2/2
$605. Water incl.
Limited time only. Move in by
AUGUST 15th and
get 1 mo. free!
CALL TODAY 941-627-3900


PORT CHARLOTTE 4/3 WITH
2 MASTER BEDROOMS $800/
water incl. Move in by July
20th and get 1 month free!
Call Today 941-627-3900





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PORT CHARLOTTE LIMITED
TIME ONLY 3/2 $705/PER
MONTH WATER INCL. MOVE
IN BY AUGUST 15TH
AND GET 1 MONTH FREE!
CALL TODAY 941-627-3900



PORT CHARLOTTE
Spacious 1/1 water incl.
$505/per month. Move in by
AUGUST 15th and get 1 month
free! Call today 941-627-3900
PUNTA GORDA, 1BR starting
@ $475, 2BR $550. Studio
$425. With 12mo lease, 3rd mo
free. Small Dep. 941-628-6834
PUNTA GORDA, near Charlotte
Harbor, studio, immaculate,
water incl. $495 mo. 850-841-9414
PUNTA GORDA EFF.
$160 week, 1 Bedrm apt.
Pet Friendly. $175 wk.
Incl util. Triangle Motel -
941- 639-8356

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

VENICE- LAST MONTH FREE.
1br $600, 2BR $695. 1ST & SEC.
N/Pets. Sea Jay Apts, under new
mgmt. 941-232-9893
VENICE CLUBSIDE APTS.
1 Bedrooms Available.
$99 Moves you in.
Call (941)-488-7766.
VENICE FURN. STUDIOS MOVE-
IN SPECIAL $145/WK all utilities
incld., sm.pets ok, pool/laundry
5mins to beach 941-623-5334
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 Util/Laundry 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 &
1 1BR. Accepting Section 8
...I.. Vouchers. 941488-7766
VENICE, ALL NEW Large 1/1
Fully furnished. Venice Ave.
$600 mo. incl water & cable.
941-284-9459

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

MOBILE HOMES
FOR RENT
1 1340


ENGLEWOOD 55+ Park No
Meets 1BR/1BA $550/m w/yr
Eff Incl Util $400/mo. w/yr
lease (941)474-1353
PUNTA GORDA 6808 Villa View
Dr 2/1 all appliances inc. washer
& dryer, like new, $625. Ist+sec
Pets OK 941-626-9606
PUNTA GORDA Waterfront w
covered dock/sm boat lift,
2/1/CP, 55+ NS or dogs, $700
+ utilities. (941)-416-3200
NOCATEE & KINGS HWY.
Several Available!
From $400. $750.
Includes CHA
1st & Sec. 941-624-0355

I EFFICIENCIES
FOR RENT
1 1350 O

PORT CHARLOTTE 2 ROOM
suites fully furn. Waterfront, wire-
less internet $180.& up.
941-629-4046
PORT CHARLOTTE, BANANA BAY
Waterfront Motel
Extended Stay $195/wk incl.
Cable, internet & utils. swimming
pool, fishing. Sm pet OK.
941-7434441
www.bananabaymotel.com
PUNTA GORDA Best Waterfront
room, private entrance, Furn;
priv. kit., & bath, cable, W/D,
maid serv., N/P. $520 mo. Incl.
all! 941-639-6191
PUNTA GORDA STUDIO/LANAI
furnished on Peace River Water
incl., No pets $475/mo .+$250.
Sec. 941-505-8291
SOUTH VENICE, Furnished
$600/mo. or $150/wk.
electric & cable included.
Available now. 941-497-3440


ROOMS FOR RENT




EAST NOKOMIS near Colonial
Lane. Furn. bdrm & bath for 2
mths in exchange for light
house work. TV, refrigerator &
food. Must have transporta-
tion. Good ref. No smoking,
drugs or pets. 941-488-6023


ROOMS FOR RENT



ENGLEWOOD, On the Water,
space for boat, no bridges. Pri-
vate entrance & bath all utils
incl. $575. 941474-9768
NORTH PORT ROOM, close to
Biscayne & 41. No smoke, drink,
pets. Furn., $100/wk. Incl. util.
(941-5366582
PORT CHARLOTTE private
home, pool, furn., No pets.
$400 mo. Incl util, & W/D.
941-391-5881, 760-608-0978
PORT CHARLOTTE, Clean &
Quiet, $120 wk. $400/mo incl
utils, furn'd, refs. 941-743-3070.
941-740-2565
PORT CHARLOTTE, Room, all
access, no pets. Midway/Harbor
area.$200/ move in $115/wk.
(941)-661-8585
PORT CHARLOTTE/ENGLE-
WOOD, ONLY $100/Wk Priv entr,
cable, ac. util incl. 941-276-
3134 or 941-681-1161
PUNTA GORDA, CLEAN fully
furn. room, all amenities, pool,
cable, 50" TV, $80 all inclusive,
move in $140.
(941)-575-9577
SOUTH VENICE ROOM W/ HOUSE
PRIVILEGES $100/WK COVERS
ALL UTILS No Pets941-493-3173

RENTALS TO SHARE



NORTH PORT, Female seeks
M/F roommate to share furn.
home. All util. incl. + cable &
phone, W&D, Spa. Across street
from lake. $595. (941)-429-1271
NORTH PORT, Nicely located,
pool home, priv. bath, pet ok.
$500/mo. 941-234-7382
PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2 condo,
female seeks female roommate.
Pool/cable/secure location.
$475 or $575 for 2 bedrms +
elec. 941- 206-6237
PORT CHARLOTTE private bed-
room, bath, $125/week, 1 week
advance & 2 weeks sec. dep.
Avail. now. (941)-286-6083
ROTONDA- 3br/2ba N/S
Executive Condo, marble
B-tub w/spa jets Pool,
Beautifully furn. $1999/mo.
Lots of amenities! ALSO 2BR
UNFURN. Avail $725 + utils
& dep. 941-268-5275
www.LKVillas.com
VENICE: Clean rm in mobile home,
priv. bath, furn. Avail now.
$395/mo. 9414884614

VACATION/
SEASONAL RENTALS
1390


*VENICE ISLAND CONDO ON
CANAL Ideal for couple. Heated
pool on gulf. $2600/per mo
(203)-375-4151
ENGLEWOOD/ROTONDA
Great selection available
WEST COAST PROP. MGT
9414730718
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VENICE, 2br/2ba HOME, fully furn,
50+ resort fac. Wkly, Mo, Yearly.
516-728-7487 or 516-728-2991

WANTED TO RENT



ARCADIA 1B Apt. partially furn.
Pets allowed. Can only afford
$275 mth 863-884-9989
WANTED: 1st Floor Bird Bay
condo. Prefer golf course
view. Jan. Feb. March 2010.
Please reply to BOX #4025
K. Paine Sun Newspapers
13487 Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL 34287

LOTS & ACREAGE



NORTH PORT Oversized corner lot on
Nome Avel2446sf, No scrub Jay
$4100. 941-740-2617

I BUSINESS
/FOR SALE
1 1600 O

7 CHAIR SALON
FOR SALE TERMS NEGOTIABLE.
Call 941-457-3900.
LAWN / LANDSCAPE
ACCOUNTS + EQUIPMENT
$85K/obo
(941)-223-5096
POOL ROUTE
Established
Englewood area
(941)-662-6947

| BUSINESS RENTALS



PORT CHARLOTTE 20X40
WAREHOUSE w/AC office. Locat-
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Harbor Cabinets. 1 MONTH FREE


RENT!! 715-367-8236.
CHARLOTTE HARBOR Unique
Opportunity Multiple Properties
Available. Work & live in same
location. ZONED NBR or use
individual office or room for ven-
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designers, ceramics, glassware,
prof. office space). Duplex,
house, workshop/studio space,
garden apt. available. 1 month
free rent. Cheryl G. Wynn, Lic.
R.E. Broker (941)766-8126


I BUSINESS RENTALS




FREE RENT to help launch your
business. No security deposits.
Call Rick @815-2199.

HEALTH SPA/FITNESS CENTER
6 MONTHS FREE RENT!
941-204-8963



FREE RENT
Murdock Professional Plaza
No personal guar. req.
All 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

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

VENICE Offices/Warehouses &
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sizes & locations. 941485-1119


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Kim & Mary Beth 941-484-6279
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built out office space behind Mall
across from High School.
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areas. Plenty of parking. $14.00
sf + CAM (941)468-6309

OFFICE or RETAIL, RENT OR
PURCHASE ON VETERANS BLVD,
881, 1056, OR 2112 SF. RENT,
$7SF + CAM. 941-629-9001.

PC. PRIME OFFICE SPACE, 3
units 1,000sf. each. Brand new.
Sandhill Blvd. Turnkey/Fully built
out. (941)-624-5992

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

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NORTH PORT- 400 SF office,
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whse, $195 & $390 mo. + tax.
941-661-6720


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2090 Child/Adult
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for Upscale Day Spa.
(941)-623-0322

MASSAGE THERAPIST,
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Campus. (941) 637-5669

CDA or EFDA
FT, Immediately, ALSO PT RDA
@ Prestigious Island
of Venice office.
Fax (941)-484-8851
or call (941)-484-3551

COLLECTIONS/FRONT
OFFICE. Experience a must.
Fax resume 941- 485-2673.

HYGIENEST 2 days per week
AND Dental Assistant
EXPERIENCED FT,
SGreat pay email resume to
venicedentalmagic@comcast.net

DIETICIAN needed for Long
Term Care & Rehab Home.
Must be lic. Apply at:
Signature Heathcare LLC,
4033 Beaver Lane,
Port Charlotte. EOE/DFWP

LPN needed now.
FT/PT, All shifts Newly licensed
LPN's welcome!
PG Elderly Care
(941)-575-9390

MEDICAL ASSISTANT
PART TIME.
20-24 Hrs. a week, Mon-Wed-Fri.
Fax resume to 941484-3748

MEDICAL ASSISTANT-
PHLEBOTOMY

Florida Cancer Specialists seeks
MA w/exc phlebotomy skills for
Venice Clinic. Position also per-
forms lab work, takes vitals &
assists doctors. Prior physician's
office or hospital exp & extensive
exper w/blood draws required.
Fax: 486-1701 or email:
resumes@flcancer.com.
EEO / DFWP/Smoke Free

REGISTERED NURSE, FT, need-
ed at Juvenile Justice Facility in
Punta Gorda. M-F, 8-5.
Send resume to
cwi-bm@amikids.org. EOE

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


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team player. Email resume to
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DISHWASHER NEEDED for Pt.
Charlotte restaurant. PT/FT,
(941)-286-2546

HOUSEKEEPING
FT/PT CLEANING
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ORIENTED & A TAKE
CHARGE PERSON.
DFWP/EOE
941-964-2211
ext. 4443

WAITSTAFF, EXPERIENCED,
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SKILLED TRADES




AC CHANGE OUT INSTALLER,
experience needed, good D/L,
great pay/benefits 40+ hours.
941- 474-3691.
CUSTODIAL/JANITORIAL
TECH, Full Time, for condomini-
um association. Position is locat-
ed in Burnt Store Marina. Back-
ground/drug test required. Fax
resume to 629-0987 or Gateway
Management 1532 Rio De
Janeiro, Port Charlotte.
EQUIPMENT OPERATORS &
Skilled Laborers, now accepting
applications at: EHC INC. 1360
Railhead Blvd, Naples, FL 34110
GENERAL SERVICE/TIRE
TECH Position available, at least
3 yrs. prior exp. and own tools a
must. References must be avail.
Apply at: Watkins Tire & Auto, PC.
(941)-255-9299
HANDYMAN NEEDED in Venice
area. Full time. Please fax
resume to 941483-4958
PAINTERS- $8 to $10 per hour
Experienced needed.
Valid FL lic. & vehicle required.
(941)-624-6772
TECH, A/C service/installation
tech-experienced. No new con-
struction. Salary commiserate
with experience. Local estab-
lished AC company. Experienced
only call 650-5084.

| SALES
2070


"YES, YOU CAN succeed in this
Real Estate Market!"
Call Rick Page @
Century 21 Aztec: 815-2199".
APPT SETTING pros Here's
your opp. to earn $25 per hour.
Supplement your income working
PT nights and Sun. Also FT posi-
tions with mgt. opp. avail. Don't
wait! Call 941-206-3888 Ask for
Charles.


IS SALES
2070



Come Join
Our Winning Team

One of the fastest growing high
tech telecommunications com-
panies in Southwest Florida is
seeking a professional Sales
Account Manager to join our
dynamic team.
Our reliable, high quality prod-
ucts and responsive customer
service just don't happen by
accident. They happen as a
result of the creativity, determi-
nation, talent and professional-
ism of every member of our
team.
Everyday our employees dedi-
cate themselves to exceeding
customer expectations and
earning customer loyalty.

Qualifications:
+ 2 years successful outside
sales experience. Telecommu-
nications/Data knowledge pre-
ferred
Good communication skills
(verbal/written)
Good prospecting, proposal &
presentation skills
Computer literate (Word, Excel,
MS Outlook, ACT, etc.)
Strong interpersonal skills
Outgoing & Determined per-
sonality
History of proven success
exceeding quota
Benefits:
*Medical and Life Insurance
*Paid Time Off vacations and
holidays
*401K
*Recognition Programs
*Cell Phone allowance &
mileage reimbursement

Employment subject to post
offer pre-employment drug
test. If you are looking to join a
dynamic team in a fun, dynam-
ic and growth oriented compa-
ny with significant income
opportunity, please send
resume to:
b.lowmaster@daystar.net

DIRECT SALES AGENTS. Area
sales managers & sales agents
needed for direct & door to door
sales for commercial & residen-
tial DIRECT. GREAT INCOME.
Entire Florida market open.
Call (941) 473-5499, email
bhagerty@hagertyandassociates.com

Network / Sales Engineer-
ing opportunity at DayStar
Communications. Must be
well versed in LAN, WAN
and voice technologies.

Must be self motivated,
well organized, have sound
troubleshooting skills, and
good communications skills.
Experience with Cisco,

Adtran and Nortel equipment
is a plus. Send resume and
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Charlotte County's
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Car Dealer Seeks
1 Sales Woman or Man
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"Like New" cars & trucks in
Charlotte County! Valid DL.
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but not necessary.
Bi-Lingual a plus.
Complete training
program! Guaranteed salary +
commission.
941-625-2141 or
941-625-8845 (Fax)
GENE GORMAN'S
FAMILY MOTORS
4380 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL



SALESPERSON needed. Must
be exp. in sales. Commission
based wages. Call for confidential
interview 941-623-3742


ANNUAL HOUSES & CONDOS ALSO AVAILABLE

III009 sq.ft$825
567SHERIDAN 2/2/ ceGarde sidered, 1204 sq. ft $850
I "i nie ets etsconsidered, 1170 sq.ft..............................$871
i, m -3i pets considered, 1169 sq. ft............................$900
B6 AtMl ~jt 2, Soh Vene, H11 sq.ft $900
I5f CA f A> 2", Venice Ea ts'considered, 1262 sq.ft $900
a d ardft, N pets considered,1312 sq.ft ................. $900
o d, tile, and carpet floors, 1708 sq. ft...............$975
607 COUNTRY CLUB WAY 2/den, available &15, East Gale, pets ok, wood &tile flor2028 sq. ft. $1000
104 BRAEMAR 3/2/2, 1597 sq.ft \...$1100
509 LAGORCE 3/2/1, Venice Gardens, pets considered, 1818 sq.ft...... ........$110
732 CONSTANCE 3/222pool, available 8-10, South Venice, pets considered, poo1awncare inc.. $115
11474TINDER COURT 2/2/2/den, Stoneybrook, 1898 sq.ft.
.27 POINS.TTIA DRIVE -7/2/2, Island, pet considered, furnished, 1389 sq. ft..................$12
% 6 MATTAMY 4/2/2/pool, Enclave considered, 2068 sq. f .....................................
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|I GENERAL
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Health Careers, Much More.
941- 255-7500 ext. 108.
charlottetechcenter.com/adultprograms
MODELS NEEDED
Print, commercials, fashion
shows, promos etc. No experi-
ence necessary. No fees or
tuitions. All ages & types. 5yrs &
up. Under 18, must have parent
or guardian call. 941-955-9128
SALES W exp handling sm ani-
mals and birds. Email resume to
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ASSEMBLERS-100 WORKERS
needed- Assemble crafts, wood
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$480+ wk. Free info pkg 24 hr.
801428-4893

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24 M looking for FT work auto
mechanic, cooking, cleaning exp.
401-523-6394 Englewood
A DEDICATED Hard Worker,
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Work. Dennis- 941-889-7997


A FEMALE Army Vet seeks office
position. Exp. in Dr's offices,
billing, secretarial. 941-421-4848
A LOCAL. LIC. Excavating Con-
tractor, seeking work.
941468-3694
A+ CERTIFIED PC Tech.
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A/C INSTALLER/SVC. Tech,
lawn svc., remodeling, Have 5
kids to feed. 941-914-6759


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ACCT/BOOKKEEPER GREAT
SKILLS, REFS & ATTITUDE.
STRONG EXP 941-740-2009
AD Layouts that work, Brochures,
Flyers. 25 yrs marketing exp
P/T941-629-9276 Freelance-Ed
ADMIN ASSIST, computer exp.
FT/PT 941-423-2991 or
raylo 1313@yahoo.com
ADMIN. ASST-OFF MGR-Sec'y-
Dispatch- Computer literate Refs.
Avail. FT/PT (941)-815-4179
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
ARCH. DESIGNER 20 yrs. exp.
FT position or freelance assis-
tance. debra.gurin@gmail.com
ARTIST FOR hire. Graphic
design, murals, tatoo design, cus-
tom art 401-523-6394
AUTO & TRUCK sales 50 yrs
Exp. New to area looking for PT.
941-412-3142
AUTO MECH- Multi ASE Certs
17yrs exp/Cars/Hvy Trucks/&
AC- Jay 941-416-8234
AUTO/TRUCK MAINT. MGR.
20+Yrs. Transmn, Dr. line, Shop
Owner, ASE, CDL-B 9414674367
BIBLE TEACHER/COUNSELOR
looking for work. Contact William.
avinusarmy@yahoo.com
BILINGUAL, EXCELLENT multi-
task Office worker. Please contact
me at rosynluis@bellsouth.net
BOOKKEEPER/OFFICE MANAG-
ER w/12 yrs Exp. in Quickbooks
& MS office.941-286-2684
BOOKKEEPING OR OFFICE
MANAGER POSITION WANTED.
Contact me at 941-661-2182
CAR DETAILING your house or
mine. Call for free estimate @
941-585-9185
CAREGIVER CNA EXC REFS.
FT/PT/NIGHTS, 10 YEARS EXP,
PRIVATE DUTY, 941-586-4346
CAREGIVER EXC Ref.Kind &
Patient. FT/PT/NIGHTS
Reasonable 941-623-5927
CAREGIVER, EXC REFERENCES.
Kind & patient. FT/PT/nights.
Venice area, 941-468-8636
CAREGIVER, Looking for part
time work.. Call 941-496-4514
CAREGIVER- RETIRED RN- Day
or night, Port Charlotte/ PG area/
reasonable. 941-629-9002
CDL CLASS A Looking for all
Types of work. 941-429-5610
CDL CLASS A- Will do any type
of work. Phone 941-815-4191
CERT. H.H.A/CARE-GIVER, your
home pt time, fulltime 15yrs exp.
ref 941-623-3682
CERTIFIED COMMERCIAL
appliance technician. All phases.
941-426-7477
CHEF, pro w/degrees needs
employment...941-429-2657
will respond ASAP
CHURCH ORGANIST. Mon-Sat.
941-769-6192
CLEANING SERVICES, residen-
tial. Professional and reliable.
941-564-6305
CLEANING, MAINT./inside &
out-your vaca rentals for upcom-
ing season. Jodi 941-626-1184
CNA, GREAT refs. DAYS, NIGHTS
or WEEKENDS. Reasonable Rates.
Patricia 941-587-8423
CNA, SECRETARY, Daycare,
Title Closer. Needs work asap.
gcolona@edison.edu
COLLECTIONS/ACCT REC
15 YRS + EXP STRONG SKILLS
(941426-2624)
COLLEGE STUDENT seeking
babysitting/nanny/housekeeping
position Ashley 941-623-3705
COMPANION, AVAIL for appts,
shop, cleaning, pet sitting, 941-
445-4130
COMPUTER OPERATOR, 24
exp AS/400,Mainframe DOS/VSE
frankkarena@juno.com
COMPUTER REPAIR, CUSTOM
BUILDS, FREE ESTIMATES, (941)
426-2624
CUSTOMER SERVICE- 35
years, mature, sober, depend-
able. Top CSI- 941-764-9169
DRYWALL 25YRS exp, also safe
driver, looking for any work. 941-
460-3456
DRYWALL, EXPERIENCED. Taper
& other fields of construction, just
moved from RI. 941-979-9030
ELECTRONIC PROBLEMS
solved by engineer w/ 20 yrs.
experience, intellability@gmail.com
EXP. CNA with exc. refs. will care
for your loved one my home. 941-
815-0277
EXP. PAINTER- kids need to eat.
ANY and ALL work done. 941-
258-2683
EXP. PLUMBER for Hire
excellent worker. Own tools
941-467-2072
EXP. PLUMBER, sinks, toilets,
faucets, water heaters, repipes,
call 941-916-2259


EXPERIENCED LEGAL Assistant
seeking position. 618-694-7885
or pgaravalia@gmail.com
FLOORING INSTALLER & Sales
30+ yrs Exp. Lic.& Insured
Call # 941-237-8034 / 483-0213
FLOORING, ALL types. 20 yrs
exp. 941-467-5451/941-662-
0726. Licensed and ins.
HANDYMAN FOR RESIDEN-
TIAL REPAIRS OF ALL
KINDS.CALL AL.941 235 1859


I POSITION/
JOB WANTED



HANDYMAN LOOKING for work
of any kind, lisc, call 941-916-
2259
HANDYMAN NO JOB TOO
SMALL $10-12HR CONTACT
PAUL 941-662-9683
HONEST ASSIST. to run errands
& provide Guardianship for your
loved one. 941-286-2249
HOUSE CLEANER, Experienced.
Honest, reliable, ref. avail, call
Jackie 941-697-0710
HOUSE CLEANING wanted, hon-
est and reliable, call nida 941-
916-2259
LANDSCAPE OR COOK 4yr
exp. Please call Tabitha
941-258-5122
LANDSCAPER CARPENTER,
Exp. PT work Punta Gorda area.
941-575-8510
LANDSCAPER- Will work any
hours, any day. Full time
941-575-8171 Donnie
LEGAL ASSISTANT-
certified, seeking FT/PT employ-
ment 941445-2496
LICENSED NURSE to care for
you or loved one. (941)237-
7319 Elizabeth
LPN IV cert needs PT position.
Avail all days except Saturdays.
Call Lois (239) 209-1565
|LPN IV Certified, available Part
time, everyday except Saturday.
IPlease call Lois 239-209-1565 I
LPN LOOKING for someone will-
ing to train me for FT work.
Tammy 941-240-8233
MALE 29 seeks jobm variety of
exp. no job too small or too big
941-623-3682
MASTER TECHNICIAN 21YRS
Auto, deisel, electric vechical
941-204-1602
MEDICAL ASSISTANT seeking
part time Medical office position.
Call Colleen at 941-875-2101.
NANNY: LOVING Nanny AVAIL-
ABLE! 7 years exp. GREAT refer-
ences 941-492-6348
OFFICE ASST, file, type, It
bkpng, cust svc, Gen offc flunky
Penny 941-743-8103
PAINTER LOOKING for small
jobs. Call Will 941-889-7058
PAINTER, OVER 25 years
experience, call Leo at
941-6254691
PAINTER/TRIM CARP. 20 yrs.
all tools & equipt. please call
lou 941-465-0674
PALM AND BRAZILIAN pepper
tree trimming. Brush cut-back.
941-624-6360
PLUMBER 30YRS EXPER.
SEARCHING FOR EMPLOYMENT
OR JOBS. ALAN 941-429-1863
PREP COOK or Animal care In
school- AS in Bus. Admin. Mary
941-766-9290
PROFESSIONAL RESUMES,
Video Resumes, Reference CHK
941-769-1331
PUNCHOUT/RESTORATION
ETC 25+yrs Exp.
Refrences 941-766-1568
RECEPTIONIST w/several yrs.
law office exp. seeking FT/PT
position. Exc. refs 941-268-6408
REGISTERED SURVEYOR seek-
ing position as party chief or pro-
ject manager. (941)625-3825.

RESCREENING, 17 yrs. exp.
Quality work. Call
Dennis 941-6973613
RESEARCH RN with Arthritis &
Thyroid Cancer (U.C.)
865-809-5905
ROOFING OVER 20 years expe-
rience, seeks work at any level
941-391-5919
SALES EXEC. seeks B2B sales
or MGMT position, No MLM. 941-
575-2010
SALES POSITION needed for
ambitious, loyal, reliable, base +
comm. 941-276-6973
SHIPPING & RECEIVING,
13 yrs experience, 3 yrs mgmt
exp. 941-536-1238
SINGLE MOM seeks restaurant
and office work. Many years
experience. 941-214-0098
SINGLE MOM seeks work.
restaurant, certified medical ter-
minology. 941-697-9350
TECH GUY, 11 certs, working
on 2'nd Bachelors, looking for
work, boehme86@yahoo.com
TREE AND Lawn care. $6 and up
for palms. $20 average lawn.
941-624-6360 Steve
TUTOR QUICKBOOKS/BOOK-
KEEPING. On-site @ small busi-


ness. Pat 941-979-8108
WELDER LOOKING for work
11yrs exp. Please call William
321-412-7000
WOMAN CARPENTER NEEDS
WORK! CARPENTRY, REMODEL-
ING, TILES 941-661-7317
YOUNG FATHER NEEDS WORK
Cook and construction exp. but
will take any job. (941)-625-8755


3000 4000 I HOME/COMM.
IMPROVEMENT
4 ., -5100


SMichael's Home Repair
,Painting, Pressure
Washing. Miscellaneous
A IARepairs. Licensed.
FINANCIA Insured. References.
S863-285-9300.
PYADSBUSINESS PALMER BUILDERS INC. 40 yrs
HAPPY ADS OPPORTUNITIES experience. Home repairs, win-
3 1 4010 dows, doors, trim. Bathroom,
3015 kitchen remodel & additions. 941-
830-0309. Lic. CBC054517
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VICTORIA 941-237-7801
Daily Specials
Layla 941-237-1157
ALONE?
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SAFEST since 1977!
(Ages 45-90)
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24 hours, or log on to:
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NEED A SOOTHING TOUCH
In/Out Call Service. Now Hiring
Lower prices 941-554-7141
MISS FYNNE
MON FRI 8AM-7PM
(863)-852-6849
THE GIRL Next Door, Crystal.
in calls only. 941-483-0701

Victoria Steeves please call
your friends at steevespho-
tographyandvideography at:
+353 94 9862809 Serge

SAVANNAH
941-467-2538

SINGLES
3050


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Loss business. Physicians
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chise offers nation brand
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& outstanding profit potential.
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tion 800-205-7887
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LOW INTEREST FINANCING!
Borrow up to $40K. $429/mo
Bad credit OK.
1-888-757-8020


5000







BUSINESS SERVICES

AN OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE
may be required by the City
and/or County. Please call the
appropriate occupational licens-
ing bureau to verify.
Richard's Recover
Kitchen Cabinetry
Now offering all wood
replacement or reface
cabinets. Granite, solid
surface mica tops.
Free estimates
Financing Available
Excepting ALL
major Credit cards
863-699-9390


CHILD/ADULT CARE
WM 55 seeks classy black lady, L 5050
50's to enjoy, desire & respect.
Call 941-204-1558.


I SCHOOLS
& INSTRUCTION
4: 3060

*ED KLOPFER SCHOOLS OF
CNA TRAINING 1 wk class
$249.00 Locations: Sarasota.
PC, Ft. Myers 941-379-2378
CERTIFIED TEACHER High F-
CAT score. Will tutor: Reading, Writ-
ing, Math $28/hr 941-629-6329
CNA CLASS 2 WEEK $300
SPECIAL Books Included. State
testing onsite. 941-822-2290

TRAVEL/TICKETS
L ^ 3080


TICKETS, YANKEES @ The Rays,
July 29, Section 112, Row S, Seats
3 & 4. $120. (941)-979-9435

LOST & FOUND
3090 F


KEYS FOUND: KEYS FOUND
WITH LEATHER KEY CHAIN
ON COPIAPO & DEEP CREEK, IN
DEEP CREEK 941-276-5278
FOUND: CAT, female, black &
white, short hair, in Plantation
Golf & CC, Venice. Monday July
20th. 941-497-0838
FOUND: DOG, JACK RUSSELL,
vicinity of Midway and 41 in Pt.
Charlotte, found approx. July 13.
Call 941-743-4505
FOUND: FISHING POLE @
PLACIDA FISHING PIER. CALL
TO DESCRIBE 941-380-1279
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 MALE, BLACK &
WHITE Last seen off Gulfstream
in Englewood. REWARD.
586-943-5387
LOST CAT, Brown/white, hem-
mingway toes, NW Port Charlotte,
answers to Cali. 941-456-5642
LOST DOG: Black & White
Boston Bull Terrier, female, vacin-
ity of Edgeweater & Springview.
$100 REWARD. 941-661-9544.
REWARD $200+
Lost Black Bag
Contents sentimental
must have 75% of contents,
glasses, phone etc. 1-941-
380-6843


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
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violation of the law.

I COMPUTER SERVICE



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

DOMESTIC
CLEANING SERVICES
5060


CLEANING SERVICE
Low bids, No Job too big!
Call Pattie (941)-961-2563
EXCELLENT CLEANING
Have references. Venice, Engl,
North Port. (941)-244-2379


IMPROVEMENT



BILL JACOBSEN Concrete Ser-
vices. Concrete or Pavers,
Patios, Sceenrooms, Driveways,
Sidewalks 941-391-0694
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.
CERAMIC TILE installed
from $1 per sq ft.
Call now. 941-769-TILE.
DAN THE HANDYMAN
Bath rm & kitchen remodels
Painting, Carpentry, Anything?
941-697-1642
DAVE'S HANDYMAN
Honest, Knowledgeable & Reli-
able. Call for all your needs, Small
or Large. 941-628-8326 Lic./Ins.
JACK OF ALL TRADES
No Job Too Big or Small.
Also Pressure Cleaning
CGC#A14379. Free Estimates.
(941)-623-3374


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

ALL PRO LAWN CARE)
Now accepting new accts.\
Nokomis, Ven & Island. Lic & Ins.
For exc. lawn care Call 488446

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

EDDIE'S LAWN SERVICE
We take extra care for quality of
work to satisfy our cust. Best
Rates. Lic. & Ins. 941-467-2712.

IMPERIAL HOME SERVICES,
NEW ACCOUNTS, Lawn Mainte-
nance 941-255-3585 Lic./Ins.

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

JMS MOWING SERVICES,
Great rates & service! Per cut or
monthly. 941-628-1283

LAWN CARE & Bush Hogging
Lic & Ins. Reasonable Rates 863-
558-0232 gumper48@gmail.com

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

MASON LAWN 941-380-3030
Mowing, landscaping, Mulch &
rock, tree & brush trimming &
Power washing.

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


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
ResidentiaVl/Commercial
15% Disc. Visa/ic/disc accepted
941-815-8184 AAA00101254

RESCREENING
L Z 5184


POOL CAGE RESCREENING!!
Call 941-423-7329
Free Estimates

S ROOFING
5185


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


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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


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- FRI & SAT 8-?
705 Matland St
Front load washer & dryer, surf-
board, tools, furniture, TV & misc.

DSAT 8-12 600 East Colonia
Ln. Pop Culture, Baby
boomer, collectibles, memora-
belia and much more.

IPT. CHARLOTTE/DEEP
CREEK GARAGE SALES
6006


D-SAT. & SUN. & 07-29 thru
Aug. 2. 3008 Walton Ave.
MOVING SALE Everything.

VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES
Z6011


m-FRI, SAT 9-3 301 Wooding-
ham Ct., ESTATE SALE.
Chestnut Creek Development
1st right, 1st left, 1st left.

OJULY 28-AUG.1 9-4 St.
Francis Animal Rescue Thrift
Shop. 478 N Tamiami TrI, By-
Pass, Venice, near McDonalds.

m SAT. 9AM-4PM, 853 Mor
gantowne Way in Chestnut
Creek. Household furnishings,
ALL ITEMS MUST GO.

D SATURDAY 8AM-?
1416 East Gate Drive
Off Venice Ave. HUGE SALE
Something for everyone!

[-SATURDAY 8AM-NOON
1317 E. Venice Ave
Emptying storage unit! Lots of
great items some furniture.

| AUCTIONS
6020



COIN AUCTION


250 Lot Gold & Silver Estate Coins
to be sold avsolute, no reserves.
US Gold, Canadian gold/proof
sets, Kugerrand, Bullion, etc.
See Website
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Preview 11AM Day Of Sale
Sarasota
Auction
625 N. Trail, Nokomis
Jeff Carlson Auctioneer
AB896, AU1299
13% BP, Cash, Chk, CC
941-485-3141


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ARTS AND CRAFTS



CHARCOAL FRAMED Haitian
woman. Life size. $400. 941-
468-4343
GENERAL STORE kit by REAL
GOOD TOYS of Vermont
NEW IN BOX $30 941-882-8149
PLANE MODEL A.S.51 HORSA
MK.I/MK.II Assault Glider
kit. NEW $10 941-882-8149
POTTERS WHEEL (2) GT 800
Pacificia reverse gear, 1/2 HP
motor $600 each. 941-916-3360

DOLLS



BARBIE THE FIRST hollywood
premier yr 2000 nib $100. 941-
228-1745
PORCELAIN DOLL: America
Classic Collection; Clarie Doll $50
(941)380-2767

HOUSEHOLD GOODS|



BLENDER, OSTERIZER multi-
speed blender. Good condition.
$8. 941-423-2585.
BLINDS, LEVOLOR WHITE
WOOD Blinds New 58in x 46in
$15.00 941-257-8685
BLINDS, LEVOLOR WHITE
WOOD Blinds New 56in X 71in
$15.00 941-257-8685
CANDLES, HOME INTERIOR
CANDLES small $3.50 large
$10.00 941-228-1745
CARPET, 6 carpets indoor out-
door rough edges 4x8 $10 each
941-626-3102 tan &gray
CEILING FAN (3) Hampton Bay.
Tuscan Berlini model (2)white(1)
$65 ea. 941-400-7183
CEILING FAN 52" white very nice
w/frosted dome light $75 941-
626-3102
CEILING FANS (3) w lights Nice
cond & Chandalier. Other light fix-
tures $20/ea 941-214-0766
CELING FAN Harbor Breeze Ceil-
ing Fan 54" NIB. Stereo cabinet
$75 ea 941-916-9021
CHINA, FINE China Set Mikasa,
Garden Harvest, 27 pc., like new,
$50. 941-662-9629
CHINA, NORTHRIDGE china set
for 6, rose pattern / never used
$40, great gift. 941-234-2681
CHRISTMAS WREATHS, 42",
lighted & decorated, $25 for all 3
941-637-3862
COMFORTER, KING DRAPERIES
DK GREEN, GOLD VALANCES
$250.00 941-493-8258
DEHUMIDIFIER, GIBSON, 30
pt, good condition $60
(941)-625-7580
DISHES, 8 Piece Dish Set; Rose
Print $20 (941)380-2767
DOOR WHITE FRAMED SCREEN
W/ROLLERS 70 1/4" x 29 1/4"
$5 941-235-1054

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GRILL, WOK GRILL Small never
used $35 (941)380-2767

I BUY FURNITURE
or anything of value!
941-485-4964

IRONING BOARD Built In Wall
Mounted White $50. 941-400-
7183


KNIVES CUTLERY 2 sets of 8,
Miracle Blade II & Koch Messer,
$20 all 941-882-8149
LAMPS, 2 contemporary wood
base. silk shades $40.00ea.941-
763-9069


6000 AUCTIONS


CHAIR SET, NEW!! Bride &
Groom Never used. 1 of a kind.By
local artist. $265. 941-626-5778
CHAIR, DESK CHAIR, BLACK
Leather $40, call 941-623-7886
CHAIR, PERFECT CHAIR PC- 6
Recliner. Best for back problems,
Black leather and maple finish.
cost $1700., sale for $700. 941-
255 3241
CHAIR, TOMMY BAHAMA
STYLE palm tree pattern chair like
new $250.00 941-228-1745


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LIGHTS, BATHROOM VANITY
LIGHT Bar (1) 4 light pewter (1) 3
light nickel $30 ea. 941400-7183
LIGHTS, PENDANT LIGHTS
COBALT Blue (4) $25 ea.
941-400-7183
MIRROR WOOD FRAMED
HEAVY 26"x14" $10 941-235-
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PLAQUES, SET(4)BLACK orien-
tal black wall.36 by 12 with birds
and flowers.$60. 941423-2585
POT RACK, Hanging Oak Pot /
Pan Rack. 6 hooks. Brand new.
$25. 941-286-8240.
PRINT, $499 JIM HARRISON
PRINT framed & signed 39x23 a
SC artist 41/975 941-698-1039
PURIFIER, HUNTER Air, exc
cond., $35 (941)-625-7580
SAFE, SENTRY, FIREPROOF for
valuables. Orig $425. Key very
heavy, $225. 941447-2134
SEATS, FAT-CAT POKER TABLE
SEATS 10 PLAYERS GODD COND
$100.00 941-204-8756
SUITCASE, SAMSONITE GREY
31"X 21" x 12" $10 GREAT
COND. CALL 941-235-1054
TABLE, COFFEE glass oval top,
brass base $25.00
941-764-7817 PC
VACUUM Kirby vacuum with
attachments. Asking $295/obo
(941)-268-7125

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L ^ Z6035


A FURNITURE SHOPPE M-F 10-4
1552 S. McCall Rd., Engl. Selling
Quality Used Furn. 941-473-1986
2 TABLES & Bookshelf dk brown
wood, 3 yrs old, origianlly $3500
Asking $350 obo 941-268-9969
BABY FURNITURE cheap, hide-
a-bed couch $50, Bod, King 5zc,
oomplotc $125, fool bed $50,
(941)-426-0997
BAR STOOL CHAIRS (4) 30" by
Chromecraft. Almond/brown fab-
rics. New cond. $600+ Value
$275 for all (941)-474-7387
BAR STOOLS 3, cream color,
cane back, 42" tall, good cond.
$65. ***SOLD***
BAR STOOLS, Swivel back, pow-
der coat steel, slate gray brick
color cushions. 31" high. $60 ea.
941-637-8262
BED Mattress/Box. New will sell
$100. Local 941-629-5550 or 941-
456-5555.
BED TWIN frame / headboard
dresser + night stand
$150. OBO 908-303-1490
BED, 4PC QUEEN BED set. solid
wood, whitewash $300 231-
881-1026
BED, FULL + white wicker head-
board $150 941-391-3673
BED, FULL w/matt frame, head-
board, well used but comfortable,
free. (941)-474-8697
BED, KING set headboard sys-
tem dresser. $325. OBO
908-303-1490
BED, KING, lyr, mattress, box,
frame, pillow-top, $275. nice
941-6978851
BED, QUEEN Mattress and Box.
Brand New will sell $175. Local
941-629-5550 or 941-456-5555.
Also have KING.
BED. FULL W/FRAME & cherry
headboard. $50
231-881-1026
BEDROOM 7PC QUEEN
SET NEW $850
941-234-3663
DELIVERY AVAILABLE
BEDROOM SET Queen. cream
headbd, dress, matt/box, nite tbl.
mirror, $200.00 941-474-2419
BEDROOM SET, WASHER &
DRYER (new), bar set, Chaise
lounge. Fanning chair. Other
household items. Englewood
(941)-460-8515
BEDROOM, SOLID oak bdrm
furn, excl cond, $300 all, will sell
separate, 941-2584777
CHAIR & LOVE SEAT
SETS FROM $500.00 IN
PLASTIC 941-234-3663
DELIVERY AVAILABLE
CHAIR & LOVESEAT + 2 end, 1
coffee tables, 2 lamps
$395. OBO 908-303-1490


MATTRESS & Boxspring Queen
with new headboard $80
(941)-698-9968
MATTRESS, KING Mattress, box
spring and frame $100
863-458-0010
NEW QUALITY
FURNITURE AT
WHOLESALE PRICING.
941-234-3663 DEL AVAIL
PATIO SET Round table with
glass top. $25.00 941-474-5293


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CHAIRS-LOUNGE PVC (2)
w/cushions. $80 for both
Call 941-787-1949
CHAIRS: BILLIARD Spectator
Chairs, padded, $150/pair.
(941)-475-5097
CHINA CABINET, Ig. glass
doors, lighted. Needs minor
repair. $40 941-882-8149
CHINA HUTCH, antique, French
style, painted white, $250. Call
863-273-1070 (local).
CHINA HUTCH, whitewash, 52"
wide by 77" high. Good condition
$150. 941-625-2627
CLOCK, GRANDFATHER clock
solid wood 6ft., not running $400
obo 863-494-0723
CLOSET, FREE-STANDING clos-
et light- colored wood, 3'x68",
$49, 941-626-7590
COUCH & LOVESEAT, wicker
frame, floral, $130.00 941 629
2815
COUCH, SECTIONAL multi pcs.
Neutral fabric. Very good condi-
tion. $400 OBO 941-626-3902
CREDENZA, LIGHT WOOD,
w/32" TV in excellent condition.
$495. 941-473-2884
DESK, COMPUTER desk, solid
oak, good condition. $100, nego-
tiable. (941)-575-1420
DESK, OAK COLOR, $40 call
sold. sold
DESK: 5'W, 20"D, 28"H, dark
wood, nice cond. $45 941-882-
8149
DINETTE SET 53" glass w/4
chairs, like new, asking $150.00
call 941-626-3997
DINING ROOM SET, 4 chairs,
41" glass top table, very good
cond. $100/obo. 941-408-0050
DINING ROOM TABLE 8 chairs,
matching 1 leaf, china hutch, like
new, tropical, orig. $2700 asking
$850 both. 863-273-1070 locaa)
DINING ROOM table antique/
round dark sold oak 4+king
chairs lleafs $95 941-626-3102
DINING ROOM table, solid wood
w/6 chairs. Please call
941 232-0023 $300
DINING SET
5PC NEW IN BOX $249.00
941-234-3663
CAN DELIVER
DINING SET chairs / table
China cabinet+table pads
$375. OBO 908-303-1490
DINING SET. OAK w/leaf & 4
leather/rolling chairs
$375. 231-881-1026
DINING TABLE PADDING NICE
43"x94" 4 pieces $50.00 OBO.
941 627 6780
DINING TABLE, octagon table 1
leaf, 4 chairs, rollers blue,
$50.00 call 941-474-2419
DINING TABLE, RTG, 4chrs.
88X44 w/ leaf. Oak top w/wht legs.
3yrsold. $120 941-815-8632
DINING TABLE, white oak, 4
spindle chairs, 49"x66", imported
tile top. $175. (941)-447-2134
DINING TABLE, WHITE WASH
(44x 68) 4 uph. chairs $100.00
941-375-8324
DRESSER & MIRROR DK WOOD
62"H, 18"D, 30"H, 7 deep
drawers, nice $50 941-882-8149
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
holds 27" tv good cond.$50
941-625-5794
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
Solid Wood 4-pcs Expandable
$700. 941-232-0023
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Solid wood 3-pcs $250, 941-391-
3673
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
washed rattan, 48"L, $45.
(941)-488-5898
ENTERTAINMENT CTR. WHITE
WASH 2 pc. BRAND NEW
UNUSED $100 941-882-8149
FURNITURE, MISC. furn. B.R,
D.R., L.R, $200.00 or trade for
laptop 941-460-1735
FURNITURE, SOLID OAK FURN,
excl cond, $300 obo, will sell
separately. 941-2584777
GLASS TOP for table 39"X67"
Free. Deep Creek area,
(941)-743-2326
HUTCH: 2-PCS, Solid wood
China Hutch $250.
Please call 941-232-0023
LANAI SET, 5 pcs.,black wrought
iron, rotating glass top table, 4
chairs, $100. (941)-628-6190
LIVING RM SET Sofa, loveseat,
coffee table lamps $400/obo Ex
cond 941-268-7125
LOVE SEAT good condition.
$25.00 941474-5293
LOVESEAT BEIGE/CREAM
PATTERN. $35.00
941-235-2600
LOVESEAT, BLACK leather,
brand new, $250. 863-990-6087
LOVESEAT, FLOWER Print, used
$25 (941)380-2767
LOVESEATGOOD CONDITION,
peach $50.00 941-740-0173
LOVESEAT. BEIGE LEATHER.
$100 231-881-1026


ROCK BAND GUITAR, DRUM,
MICROPHONE PLAYSTATION 3
$180/OBO. CALL 941-475-4629
VIDEO GAME, XBOX 360
GRAND THEFT AUTO IV. $25.00
CALL 941-475-4629
VIDEO GAME: XBOX 360
CALL OF DUTY 4, $20.00
CALL 941-475-4629
XBOX 360 GUITAR HERO III
LEGENDS OF ROCK W/GUITAR
$90. OBO 941-475-4629


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L ^ Z6035


PATIO/LANAI 4 chairs Winston
white with cushions, good cond
$70, 941-875-9132
RECLINER DARK blue fabric.
Clean, comfy. $40. 941-625-
1187
RECLINER NICE! PRETTY
mauve, $25 please call 941 237
6689
RECLINER, LIGHT green, Good
condition. $65.
941-627-6002
ROCKER, PLUSH beige suede
rocker/recliner $160.00 sleep in
it 941-447-2134
ROCKER, SMALL, SWIVEL,
blue good cond. $35.00 call 941-
474-2419
SLEIGH BED, queen size
wrought iron w/new queen mat-
tress $250.863-273-1070 (local)
SOFA (HIDE-A-BED), Qn, match-
ing Love Seat & Chair, like new.
Must sell.$500/obo. 941-889-7210
SOFA Espresso leather section-
al sleeper sofa (Queen) pur-
chased at Baer's matching
ottoman. Excellent condition. L-
shaped. 9'6" sofa x 6'6" L-shape.
37" Depth Buyer picks up. $900
OBO. Occasional Chair $75
OBO. Wicker Chair $35 OBO
941-575-1889
SOFA 6' FLORAL, $95.00
EXCELLENT CONDITION 941-
483-3528
SOFA ALL leather by Flexsteel,
Very good cond. $295. (941)-
575-1965
SOFA BED, Chesterfield, brown,
good condition $175 obo.
(941)-625-3335
SOFA BURGUNDY LEATHER
w/recliners. $200
231-881-1026
SOFA LOVESEAT Coffee table
$250. (941)-286-3811
SOFA, 2, LEATHER, Lt.Taupe 84"
Great Cond. $125/ea.
941-232-4522
SOFA, 6' BLUE/GREEN floral
good cond. $70.00.
Call 474-2419
SOFA, BAMBOO Sofa Chair
Glass top Coffee & End Tables &
Lamps $400. 941-627-3283
SOFA, BLACK leather dual reclin-
ing 90'. $199.00 941423-1211
SOFA, CHAIR and ottoman,
tables, like new. $350.
941-204-8987
SOFA, EXCELLENT COND.
COLOR: ALMOND. BROCADE,
$125. (941)-979-9143
SOFA, SLEEP sofa, good condi-
tion, peach, $100.00 941-740-
0173
SOFA/LOVESEAT BROWN AND
tan very good shape $200obo
941-815-3489
TABLE, COCKTAIL table 50x30.
dark wood. exl. cond. $125.00.
941-661-2977.
TABLE, END TABLE BEIGE in
exc. cond $10.00 941-257-8685
TABLE, MANGROVE TREE
STUMP COFFEE TABLE W/GLASS
TOP $30 !!!SOLD!!!!
TABLE, PEDASTAL table fruit-
wood 18" X 18" good (2) $15.00
ea. call 941-474-2419
TABLE, ROD Iron Cocktail Table
w/ marble top, $200, call 941-
623-7886
TABLE, ROD Iron Sofa Table w/
marble top, $200, call 941-623-
7886
TABLE, SOFA/CONSOLE, oak
with glass top, good cond
53x15x26h $45 941-875-9132
TABLE, SOFA/WINDOW table
fruitwoow 40"X27"X18" $20.00
call 941-474-2419
TABLE, UNIQUE TRIANGLE,
glass top, faux stone, MUST SEE
perfect $50 941-882-8149
TABLE, WOOD TABLE & 4
Chairs, $30 423-1525
TABLES, END, 2 ANTIQUE
STYLE W/DRAWER DARK WOOD
$35.00 @ 941-627-6780
TV STAND 44"X20" three glass
shelves like new $40.00 941-
228-1745
TV/VCR CART SET Black With
Wheels in Exc.cond $20.00 OBO
941-257-8685
WALL ENT/BOOKCASE shelf
doors 48"X71" doors 2 dk gd,
19" TV, $50 941474-2419
WALL UNIT OAK, Expandable 5
Piece, Glass Front $400 941-
460-8218

| ELECTRONICS |



PHONE, SPRINT Instinct Touch-
screen phone, accessories
$100.00 941-697-7592
PS2 W/2CONT. + 15games.
call for list of games $125.00
941474-6158
PSP W/ 4 games + acc. mint
cond. asking $200 obo
(941)915-6442
READER SYSTEM PRS-505
SONY PORTABLE $165.00 OBO
CALL 941-475-4629


MONITOR, COLOR, compaq,
works great, w/wires $15.00
{941}764-7817, PC
MONITOR, KDS XF9S, 19"
Analog, 1600 x 1200, LN, $40
941-505-8174
NETWORK CARD 32 bit PCI for
Desktop Win. 98 Vista, New in
sealed box $10 941-882-8149
NETWORK CARD, Ethernet, 32
Bit. NEW IN BOX UNOPENED
$10. 941-882-8149


ELECTRONICS
L ^ 60380


XBOX 360 HALO3 HARD DRIVE
$135/OBO.
CALL 941-475-4629

STV/STEREO/RADIO/



CAMERA, JVC VIDEO CAMERA,
$75, call 941-623-7886
DVR, TIVO DVR for Direct TV
$75.00 941-697-7592

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JUKEBOX, SEEBURG JUKEBOX
from 60s looks good, no records
in PG $200obo 239-281-1574
MEGAPHONE NEW Radio Shack
w/batteries. Speak or plays diff
song clips. $30. 941-423-2585.
MUSIC STUDIO, RCA, DIGITAL,
CD, AM/FM, MP3 Recorder, new
in box. $85. (941)-626-3321
RECEIVER, YAMAHA HTR5540
AV Receiver for home theater
$100. 941-255 3241
RECORD, TAPE & 8 track play-
er, antique, mint with speakers.
$200 obo. call 941-769-0663
SCANNER, RADIO SHACK 100
programable channels. Good
cond. $35. 941-423-2585.
SPEAKERS, SURROUND (6),
awsome sound! $125.00
{941}764-7817, PC
SPEAKERS/TECHNICS 3-WAY
SYSTEM INPUT 200w imp 8q
$150.00 call 941-743-3065
STEREO PORTABLE boom box
w/cassette, detach spkrs works
great. $15 941-882-8149
SURROUND SOUND Sony
SAVA-500 2 speakers 5.1 Dolby
As new $95 941-882-8149
TV 36" color, works great
Proscan $180 obo
941-268-9969
TV, 13" COLOR TV, $30
call 941-623-7886
TV, 13" COLOR TV, $30 call 941-
941-623-7886
TV, 19" Admiral, cable ready
remote, manuel, excellent
$50.00,obo, 941 255 9076
TV, 20" RCA digital TV w/DVD
w/remote $110.00 941-763-
9069
TV, 2001 BIG SCREEN TV 53"
TOSHIBA $450.00 941-815-
0808
TV, 31" Panasonic color console,
$75. (941)-697-8452
TV, 46" HITACHI 1080, DVD,
stand, cable ready. $300 OBO
941-255-1457
TV, 46" SONY Projection, A-1
Cond. Private home. $295..
941-488-5407 Call After 5PM
TV, 60 INCH RCA on wheels,
screen $499.00 N.Port 561-294-
7741 works great!
TV, MAGNAVOX, 13" WITH DVD
& REMOTE, "LIKE NEW", $45.00
941-627-9736
TV, SYLVANIA 25"color console
tv w/swivel base. Great picture.
$50 941-830-8012.
TV, SYLVANIA, 20", COLOR
WITH REMOTE. "LIKE NEW",
$35.00 941-627-9736
TV, TOSHIBA 34" MULTISYSTEM
HD flat screen TV, $250. 941-
255 3241
TV/VCR COMBO, 27" ZENITH
w/ Remote, $60 call 941-623-
7886
VHS MOVIES, wide variety, 254
movies & 9 boxed sets
$225.00/OBO 941-474-6806
VHS TAPES. 125 MOVIES.
$1.00 ea. ($98.00 for all) TEL
VENICE 941-484-9803

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CD ROM: Broderbund EDITOR
NEW, 4 products in 1 $10 941-
882-8149
CD ROM: NO TYPING voice
recognition program, NEW $5.
941-882-8149
CD-ROMS: (12) Bible, Maps
Home Improv,Legal, etc. some
new $8/all 941-882-8149
DESK, COMPUTER desk light
wood good cond. $50 941-625-
5794
MODEMS SPRINT DSL #SP-
645R-A1-DHCP-0105. Brand NIB
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CLOTHING/ JEWELRY
ACCESSORIES



ARMY BDU'S,GENUINE with
patches, shirts/pants Med-Long
$15 EA 941-882-8149
BRACELET, LADIES sterling sil-
ver herringbone bracelet $15.
423-2585
CLOTHES WOMEN HSN MAGGIE
SWEET Outfits & blouse sets Size
LARGE $100 all 941-629-9002
CLOTHES, 1OOS WOMEN
CLOTHES like new size 16-22
$5.00 each 941-228-1745
CLOTHES, MATERNITY clothes
size med. 5 dresses incl. $35.00
941-237-6236
EARRINGS, PAIR of heart
shaped earrings. 5gr tw 14k.
$35. 941-423-2585.
GOWN: NEW Ivory Princess, size
12, $400. 941-628-1116
HAT, GREEN hat with mosquito
netting all around it. $10. 941-
423-2585.
JACKET DENIM LEVI'S Mens
S or Ladies M, RED TAB AS NEW
$15. 941-882-8149
JACKETS, LEATHER, KIDS 1-L
1-S, from WILSONS lined PER-
FECT $35 both 941-882-8149
LEATHER BIKE JACKET BLACK
NEW M-L LADIES CUSTOM MADE
$100 941-698-1039
LEATHER/CHAPS NEW lined
Ladies FITS-S-M, $100.00 941-
698-1039
MENS DOCKERS SZ 30x32
shirts Ig, like new, $5.00 each
941-228-1745
MINK COAT. Full length, belt.
$300. flared skirt size 12. 941-
4684343
NECKLACE/EARRINGS, 125
Beaded sets. many styles & col-
ors. $100 firm. 941-769-0663
PURSE, BROWN Replica Louis
Vuitton purse exc. cond. never
used $30.00 941-237-6236
WEDDING DRESS small, needs
clean, BEAUTIFUL $45.00
{941}764-7817 PC
WEDDING GOWN new size 10
$250. (941)-628-1116
WEDDING GOWN
New w/tags size 14, $300.
941-628-1116
WEDDING GOWN, new, sizel8
$250. 941-628-1116
WEDDING SET, 14K yellow gold,
1/2 ct diamond solitaire & 1/4 ct
diamond jacket, $1100. (941)-
628-6190

I ANTIQUES
COLLECTIBLES



I BUY TOY TRAINS
Any age Any Condition
Top prices paid
(941)-426-5998
ALWAYS BUYING
ANTIQUES, ART, SILVER
NEW ENGLAND ANTIQUES
(941) 639 -9338
US 17 ANTIQUE MALL 5260
Duncan Rd. (US17) 941- 347-
8044 M-S 10-4, Sun. 11-4
STATE QUARTERS rolls
Del thru Neb. uncirculated
$450. 941-698-1103
CURRENCY, 1ST. issue Saca-
gawea P mint dollars, uncirculat-
ed. $40. 941.698.1103
WRYLAND original oil painting,
Round/whales, value $25-35K,
Sell $20K (941)-416-3200
NASCAR MIRROR, 42"x24"
LIKE NEW $35.00
941-764-7817, Port Charlotte
DOLPHIN COLLECTION,
CERAMIC over 50 pcs ex condi-
tion $100./o.b.o 941-564-8259
ANTIQUE PIE crust table $50.00
941-763-9069
PAINTING, GOLD FRAMED CLARA
LENSKI WATER COLOR (flowers
/vase) $325.00 941-698-1039
LARGE TY GARFIELD 2006 in
exc. cond $12.00 OBO 941-257-
8685


BARBIE DOLL SPECAIL Edition
35TH Target New In Box $20.00
OBO 941-257-8685
PLANE WINGS of Texaco Die
Cast 1929 Buhl CA-6 BRAND
NEW IN BOX $40 941-882-8149
CLOCK MALLARD DUCK OAK
FRAME, battery, exc & beautiful
$25 941-882-8149
MAGAZINE LIFE'S TRIBUTE TO
POPE JOHN PAUL II, exc. cond.
$20 941-882-8149


I ANTIQUES
COLLECTIBLES
6070

CLOCK, OLD General Electric
wood tone, plastic banjo. Very
good cond. $15. 941423-2585.

| MUSICAL
6090


AMP: VOX Cambridge Reverb
Amp like new $180.00 BO.
Gary 941-412-0019
BASS, WASHBURN Bass in
case, excellent cond. $100 firm.
941-276-0762
BOOKS: PROFESSIONAL musi-
cal fake books from 1900-1980.
$150 BO. 941-412-0019
DRUM SET, 4 symb, 2 toms,
bass, snare, sticks & stool $350
941-815-7170
FLUTE; GEMENIHART $200
(941)286-7299
GENERATOR, YAMAHA Tone
Generator. Many effects. $150
BO Gary 941412-0019
GIG BAG, New for electric guitar
$30.00 BO.
Call Gary 941412-0019
GUITAR LESSONS from platni-
um selling artist.
941-276-8483.
GUITAR, Esteban, still in box,
$300. (941)-474-6272
GUITAR, FENDER STRAT
(SQUIRE) NEW GUITAR, CASE,
$175.00 941 629 2815
METRONOME WITTNER
$30.00 Call 941-625-7808
MUSIC CHAIR, EW retro Elvis,
plush cushioned seat, w/storage
under seat. $185. 941-626-5778
SAXOPHONE, YAMAHA Alto
Saxophone, nice cond, with case,
$300.00 OBO 941-235-2362

| MEDICAL
6095


BED, TWIN Size Electric
Adjustable Bed $450.00 941-
484-2315
BLACK NYLON W/C full leg ext.
very clean N. Port. $115.00
561-294-7741
BODY MAT Full Body Massager,
Conair, 5 zones, heat, NEW $15.
941-882-8149
CANE BLACK $7.00
North Port. 561-294-7741
CHAIR LIFT for van. 1-12 volt,
like new, $600/obo. (941)429-
2863
COMMODE-BEDSIDE, LIKE
NEW $20.00. Call 941-629-7880
CRUTCHES SILVER. NORTH
Port. $15.00 561-294-7741.

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KNEEBRACE-PRESCRIPTION
HEAVY DUTY only used twice EX.
cond. $50 941-698-9904
LIFT CHAIR, ELECTRIC, Perfect
Shape, Tan/Rose colored $225
941-460-8218
MASSAGER, HOMEDICS Back
Chair. w/heat. Good cond. Works
well $5 941-882-8149
MASSAGER, NECK MASSAGER
Showgun Shiatsu Kneading,
works great $5 941-882-8149
MASSAGING CUSHION
HOMEDICS $65.00 OBO.
CALL 941475-4629
SANDAL, ORTHOPEDIC SAN-
DAL SIZE 9 in New Condition
$30.00 OBO 941-257-8685
SCOOTER, MERITS 3 Wheeled
Scooter $300.00 941484-2315
WALKER 4 WHEEL LIFESTYLE
USED TWICE, NEW COSTS $230;
SAC $150 (941)408-9555
WHEELCHAIR W/REMOVABLE
ARMS,LEGS,FOLDING $60.00
CALL 941-743-3065
WHEELCHAIR, JAZZY POWER
chair, Ig. size, 300 Ib cap. Like
new. $1000/obo. 941-429-2863

SHEALTH/BEAUTY



AVON CUCUMBER Melon 5 for
$12.00 941-716-3656
BODY WASH, AVON Skin So Soft
Body Wash $3.99 941-716-3656
NICORETTE GUM, 510 pieces,
2mg $80- unopened, 941-286-
8240
NICOTINE POLACRILEX Gum
4/2 mg 740 pieces -Unopened.
$100. 941-286-8240


TANNING BED, WOLFF SUN-
QUEST TANNING BED 14 BULBS
+ EXTRAS, $350 OBO 493-8258

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CANNA LILIES (Red/Orange)
pigeonpea,tumeric, ginger plants
941-626-7590 $3 each


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VIBURNUM $2.50 & UP. GOOD
FOR PRIVACY HEDGE. PALM
TREES, ALL VARIETIES. POIN-
CIANA TREES 941-232-6835

BABY ITEMS
6120 T J


BABY CRIB WHITE in good con-
dition $45.00 OBO 941-257-
8685
BED, TODDLER, with mattress,
NEW. White wood. $75.
(941)-626-0919
BOOK CARING FOR Your Baby
And Young Child $5.00 OBO 941-
257-8685
BOOK, HC BOOK OF Pregnancy
And Babys First Year $10.00
OBO 941-257-8685
CLOTHES, BABY boy and girl
clothes 0-6 mos & 6-12 mos.
$50.00 & $60.00 941-237-6236
DRESSER HUTCH WHITE for a
combo dresser $40.00 OBO 941-
257-8685
GRACO PACK & Play portable
crib w/carrying case. $25. 941-
416-1827
HIGH CHAIR, KOLCRAFT
SESAME STREET Exc.Cond
$25.00 OBO 941-257-8685
HIGH CHAIR, LT. GREEN.
2 trays. Great condition. $35.
941-625-3569
HIGH CHAIR, WOOD RESTAU-
RANT style, $20 obo 941-237-
6689 great condition!
STROLLER, LT. GREEN, great
condition. $40. 625-3569
STROLLER, TRIPLE- $100-OBO
GREAT for twins, middle seat stor-
age, 941-237-6689
TURTLEBAY MOBILE & crib
bumper $30 PIC avail.
Kristieschellhas40@yahoo.com
VHS TAPES, BARNEY, LITTLE
BEAR, DISNEY ECT...VHS Tapes
$1.00 Each 941-257-8685

GOLF ACCESSORIES



A/C 12VOLT SPORTACOOL
boat, truck, golf cart
941-227-0517, $125.00 cash
CLUBS AND BAG, King Cobra II
2-P,1,3,5, Drivers various, Datrek
Bag $350 OBO 941 627 9533
DRIVER CALLAWAY Ladies FTi
Driver NEW $150 941-587-8870
GOLF CART CLUB CAR Black
with flames, lifted, new batteries,
$1900. (941)-662-0409
GOLF CART, 2006 Club Car
PRECEDENT. Hi-Speed, 48 Volt.
Exc. con. $2695, 941-769-1431
GOLF CLUBS, Lady Graphite
Clubs $100 1,3,5,7,9 woods.
Tenderly used. 941.916.9021
GOLF CLUBS, Set of mens Dun-
lop golf clubs & bag. Good condi-
tion. $50 941-830-8012.
IRONS, FOR sale 2009 Taylor
Made tour irons 4- aw reg flex
$495.00 941-423-5757

| EXERCISE/
4 FITNESS
^66128

DUMB BELLS, 5-80 Ibs. w/
rack, $415 call 941-623-7886
ELLIPTICAL MACHINE Nordic-
Track Great Cond $100 941-
740-2009
EXERCISE BIKE, Stationary,
$20 (941)-625-7580
MASSAGE RECLINER like new
Sharper Image type top of line
all acc incl. MP3 player
$1000 obo 941-627-2291
TREADMILL FOR SALE, excl
cond $100 obo 941-258-4777
TREADMILL SEARS, NEW
$1200/ SACRAFICE $400.; TV
13" BLACK & WHITE W/ VCR
$25.00 (941)426-7201
TREADMILL, ELECTRIC Weslo
Cadence Space Saver, $100.
(941)-628-6190
TREADMILL, STAMINA In
Motion !! Manual, nearly new,
$120. 941- 3804461.
WELDER PRO GYM Center,
$350 call 941-623-7886
WEIGHTS, PAIR of 1 pound walking
/ jogging weights w/ Pepper Spray
inside. $19.99, 941-6268624.

SPORTING GOODS



AIR HOCKEY game, New in box,
4'X8' professional, sell for $295
(941)-416-3200
AIR HOCKEY TABLE/ Sports-
craft Turbo hockey $225.00
941-474-6806
AIR HOCKEY table; Sears,
$225, only used three times 941-
766-9525
CHAIR, TAILGATE, NEW Sporty
wicker, with Buc's theme. Must
see. $200 firm. 941-626-5778


C02 TANK, large, for fill-
ing paintball tanks. Full $125. Call
941-286-8240
FISH-N-POLE $15 & up
941-626-3102
MIRROR, MOLSON BEER BAR
MIRROR 19 1/2X 16", lighted,
new. $15 941-882-8149
N.Y. GIANTS themed Superbowl
Chair of Resin wicker. One Of A
Kind. $190. 941-626-5778


SPORTING GOODS



PIN BALL MACHINES, Gottlieb,
Wipe Out & Spring Break, work
good, $495 ea. 941-416-5599
POKER PLAYERS
WANTED HOLD-EM
VENICE AREA 504-8893
POOL TABLE Professional 9' w/
Simonez cloth, $750/obo (941)-
743-4007
PYBALL BUCK FULL MOUNT on
wooden stand. $400 obo.
941-627-3834
ROD, MARLIN ROD FULL
ROLLER PENN SENATOR 12 OD
$250. CALL 941-350-9266
ROD/REEL COMBOS, OFF-
SHORE, 4 TO CHOOSE FROM
$50.00 EACH {941}764-7817
ROLLER BLADES, mens NEW
ultra roller blades SZ 13
w/bodygear $40 941-626-3102
SCUBA TANKS, 2, Al, brand
new, used once, Mar 03, boots,
covers $45ea.!!! SOLD in 1 Day!!
SLEEPING BAG, BRAND NEW
NEVER USED, Academy Broad-
way $10 941-882-8149
TENT OZARK EZ 9x9 never used
w/sleeping bag $35.00 941-697-
8457
WEIGHTS, 25 LB BARBELL /
DUMBELL standard gray weight
plates $20/pair 941-637-3862

|I FIREARMS



380WW2 AUTO / 2mag, holstr,
$400.00, sold sold sold
BUYING OLD GUNS, Swords,
Daggers, Military Items. Top
Cash Paid. (941)-705-5145
COLT 1991A1, 45 ACP extras,
nice cond $450, TAURUS 689VR,
357 MAG 6" SS very nice, $350
sold sold
Concealed Carry Classes
NRA Certified Pistol Instruc-
tor. 479.619.7890 or email
moses_sea7@yahoo.com

FLORIDA CONCEALED
Weapons Permit Class
(941)697-1885

MOSSBERG SHOT/SLUG GUN
bolt action w/clip/strap/2x7 red-
field scope $275. 941-626-3102
NEED CASH?
WE BUY, SELL, CONSIGN ALL
FIREARMS. (941)-468-7815
SKS NEW w/ T6 Stock Many
extras. $450. (941)-815-4670
TOP DOLLAR Paid for
Firearms, Single or collec-
tions. (941)-270-0718

I FIREARMS
ACCESSORIES
144 6132

50 Cal Black Power "Black Dia-
mond" Shot only 4 times! New
Plus Extras$250 (941)-276-1716

| BICYCLES/
TRICYCLES
6135

3 WHEEL adult tri-cycle $125
**SOLD FIRST DAY!!!!**
BICYCLE COMFY CRUISER
SEAT, LIKE NEW $10.00.
941-625-3741
BICYCLES- DIAMOND Back.
18-speed. $100 ea. $175 both.
941-625-1187
BIKE, EASTERN BMX 201N.
IN GREAT SHAPE. $225.00 OBO
941-258-4894
BIKE, HUFFY 26" TEN speed
men's bike $50. 941485-0681
BIKE, THREE WHEEL, with large
chrome basket in rear .nice.
$250. 941-626-3102

| TOYS
60138


ATHEARN HO SCALE freight
cars $4.00 ea. remember
ad... 941-380-0250
BACHMANN G Scale 90 degree
crossing + 4 pcs. track NIB $20
941-882-8149
BACHMANN G Scale manual
switches. Left & right. NIB $40
941-882-8149
BACHMANN G Scale Wood "A"
Frame Style Bridge NEW IN BOX
$25 941-882-8149
DESK, MULTICOLORED CRAY-
OLA TOYBOX desk $20 good
cond. holds alot, 941-237-6689
GO-CART, KIDS 6.Shp go-cart 2
sweater runs great $350 941-426-
7003
GRAVEL CAR LGB G Scale
NIB in/outdoor, made in Germany
$75 941-882-8149
HO SCALE Bldg. Kits (3)
Clam Box, Haunted & Farm Hous-
es, NEW $30/all 941-882-8149
HO SCALE Starter Set NIB True-
Track only by Atlas
$20 941-882-8149


HO SCALE Starter Set, Snap
Track only by Atlas NIB $14 941-
882-8149
I BUY TOY TRAINS
Any age Any Condition
TOP PRICES PAID
(941)-426-5998
LIONEL HO Scale, flat bed truck
w/usable caboose NIB. $30 941-
882-8149
LIONEL HOLIDAY Music Bay
Window Caboose,lites LTD
EDITION NIB $50 941-882-8149


TOYS
6138


PLANE JET F-18 Hornet Blue
Angels model kit. NEW $10 941-
882-8149
PLANE KIT PA-16 Clipper, fly-
able, balsa, rubber, elec. or C02
NEW $25 941-882-8149
PLANE KIT, Aeronca CA-65
Chief, rubber, elec. C02
NEW IN BOX $25 941-882-8149
PLANE KIT: "Interstate Cadet"
flyable, balsa rubber pwr NEW
$25 941-882-8149
PLANE KIT: "Turbocruiser
"ST" Sr" flyable, balsa, rubber
pwr NEW $12 941-882-8149
PLANE KIT: 'Turbocruiser
V Sr" flyable, balsa, rubber pwr
NEW $25 941-882-8149
PLANE MODEL Messerschmitt
Gigant ME-323 D-1 kit. NEW IN
BOX. $25 941-882-8149
PLANE, FOAM EZ-build, 4 1/2'
wing span, decals WILL FLY, NEW
$5. 941-882-8149
PLASTIC PLAYSCOOL TEETEER
totter excellent condition $20
obo please call 941-237-6689
PORTAL G SCALE very detailed
BRAND NEW IN BOX $7. 941-
882-8149
PUZZLES (10) in box, 6,750
total pieces, full color NIB. $20
941-882-8149
ROCKET MODEL flying Alpha
III starter set complete
BRAND NEW $12 941-882-8149
ROCKET MODEL kit Stars &
Stripes, engines & access
NEW IN BOX $18 941-882-8149
SEAR'S EARLY 20th. Cent. Cata-
log House kit, HO scale, lighted
NEW $15 941-882-8149
SUZUKI BATTERY OPER 4Wheel-
er exc cond, 1 1/2 yr old, $150
941-623-7886
SWING SET, FREE, needs a coat
of paint. Gulf Cove. !!! SOLD!!!
WOODEN TODDLERS rocking
horse in good condition. $35
firm. 941-423-2585.

PHOTOGRAPHY/
VIDEO
6140

CAMCORDER, JVC $75, call
941-623-7886
CAMERA MINOLTA X G 1 w/
50mm lens and 70 mm lens $35
941 626 3102
CAMERA. CANON EOS 10D
SLR Digital, $375. Excellent
cond.w/extras.941-505-6290
FLASH CARD, 133x, Brand New
Transcend 32GB Compact
$60.00 941-423-8874
LENSES, SUNSTAR 135mm
tele. lenses screw mount. $10.
941423-2585.
PHOTO FRAME, digital, 8"
NEW Pandigital w/remote, MP3
etc. $50 941-882-8149
SECURITY CAMERA Wired Day/
Night Infrared Color Dome.Brand
New $80.00, 941-626-8624.

| POOL/SPA/
& SUPPLIES
4a 66145

ALARM, POOL, Keep children
or pets safe this summer! $125.
Brand New 941-626-8624.
HOTTUB; RUNS great, fits 6
people. Good for use or parts.
$300 w/cover. 941-627-5366
SHOP LOCAL Spas & More
www.spasandmoreinc.net
We take trade ins!!!
Also buy used spas.
941-625-6600

LAWN & GARDEN
6160


BEST PREOWNED #1 Riders &
Push sales & svc used parts Buy-
Sell-Trade Save big 941-2680917
BUY or SELL RIDING MOWERS,
Any Condition 941-268-5442
or 941-623-3374
EDGER, ELECTRIC, EXC.
COND. COST $75.00 SELL FOR
$25.00. 941-627-9736

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HEDGE TRIMMER, 18" electric
Craftsman "Bushwacker" $22. ph
941-223-2869 NPort
LAWN BLOWER, ELECTRIC,
"LIKE NEW", $15.00
941-627-9736


LAWN EQUIP-Rider, Blower, Weed
eater, trailer, pushmower, chainsaw
$1950. or trade 941-626-3102
LAWN MOWER, EXMARK, Walk
behind, 4', $1600. Lawn Trailer,
$400. (941)-426-0997
LAWN MOWING BUSINESS for
sale $4200/obo
941-258-0124 OR 258-2455
LAWN TRACTOR, MTD, 20 hrs.
17.5HP, 42" cut, $850 obo.
941-629-9562


LAWN & GARDEN
L Z 6160


LESCO POWER walk behind fert.
spreader, Lawn spray unit, 200
gallons Call 941-320-4912
MOWER TROY-BILT SELF Pro-
pelled 4 speed Hardly used $100
sold sold
MOWER, CRAFTSMAN,
6 1/2HP Briggs/Statton, $40.
941-637-9787
MOWER, JOHN DEERE SELF
propelled lawnmower. $75.
941-485-0681
MOWER, MURRAY HIGH WHEEL
push mower $60. 941-485-0681
MOWER, RIDING, Troy-Bilt,
42", 21hp, Like new.
941-268-5442 or 941-623-3374
POLE SAW Remington Electric,
Telescoping Handle $60.
!!!! SOLD!!!!!
SAW 2 man antique tree cutting
saw, 6', exc. handles & cond $75
941-286-5601
SPREADER, BROADCAST, $12.
Has 12"wheels, 21"x16"x12" ph.
941-223-2869 NPort
TIRES & RIMS, JOHN DEER
TRACTOR REAR TIRES& RIMS
EXCL. $150.00 941-629-2815
TRACTOR LAWN 4 yr old yard
mach. 12.5 hp brigs & strat w/
new 4' crt, $300 941-698-1042
TRACTOR, CRAFTSMAN
GT3000, 46" cut, 21 HP Kohler
$499. 941-473-1854
TRELLIS, HARDWOOD Arbor
Brand New in box. 6'6" tall. Paid
$229. Sell $70. 941-286-8240
WEED EATER Pro Lite 12" 24cc
needs tuneup $20.00
941-627-6780

BUILDING
SUPPLIES



BRACELET, STREETLIGHT L-
bracket 6'long HDG pipe mounts
to pole $15. 941-629-8955
DOOR, EXT. steel door white w/
half round window 36"6 panel
$125 941-626-3102
DOOR, SOLID aluminum door
36"r shed or trailer $65 941-626-
3102
HURRICANE PANEL hardware
Fastener CARRIERS metal, FULL
w/hdwr, $250 941-882-8149
LUMBER 23-2X8X16, $5 ea.
Plywood, 3/4" thick, 5 sheets, $5
ea. sold sold
SCREEN DOOR, Double garage
sliding, w/ tracks, 4 panel. $300
o.b.o. *SOLD*
SUTTERS, HURRICANE
ACCORDION FOR SLIDING DOOR
$499. 9416276780


EQUIPMENT
Z 6180

PUMP, HONDA Trash Pump.
4hp. 2in D/C & Intake. Hoses.
$175. 941-286-8240

TOOLS/ MACHINERY



CARPET CART, $50 call 941-
623-7886
CHAINSAW REMINGTON 12in.
Electric 1.25 hp
$30. 941-661-3298
DRILL PRESS, floor model. 17
speed, $175. (941)474-6272
DRILL, KAWASAKI 19.2v Cord-
less Drill. Brand new. with case.
$25. Call 941-286-8240
GENERATOR, COLEMAN
PORTABLE, like new, 12,000
watt/14,400 surge watts, 23hp,
B&S eng. w/50' elec. cable.
$1,200. (941)-475-9451
LADDERS ALUMINUM/ wood
2[ 4] 6] 8] $10-25 941-626-3102
NAIL GUN SENCO FINISH NAIL-
ER, NEVER USED w/hard case
$100 941-286-5601
PALLET MULE, 5,500 Ib cap
All American, as new cond
$375 Details? 941-286-5601
PLANER, POWERMATIC
portable wood thickness planer
$175 941475-9689
PRESSURE WASHER 1300 PSI
$50. 941416-1827
PRESSURE WASHER gas, 5HP
Honda, 2400 psi & accessories,
$200 (941)-697-8854
PRESSURE WASHER, 5 HP
Honda, 2400 psi. Works fine.
$150. 9414684752
PRESSURE WASHER, ELEC.,
HUSKY, "BRAND NEW", 1800 PSI,
$110. 941-627-9736
PULLER SET three-jaw
inside+outside pulls 3"4"6"8"
$45 all 941-629-8955
PUMP, 1/2 HP. GOULD shallow
well pump. $100. 941485-0681
REFRIGERANT RECOVERY
MACHINE, Inficon new $450.
941-227-0517 cash
RO, WHOLE HOUSE, RO pump,
filter, membrane and stand.
$300. 941485-0681


ROOF JACKS for scaffold/stag-
ing 17 total (12 fixed /5 adjust.)
first $30 takes all 941-234-2681
ROUTER TABLE w/router, $400.
(941)-474-6272
SAFETY HARNESS 420 Ib cap.,
medium duty, exc. cond. $40
941-286-5601
SANDER/POLISHER, ELEC-
TRIC, DeWalt, w/ buffing pads.
used once, $100 941-637-3862









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TOOLS/ MACHINERYI



SAW, SKIL Circular Saw 2 1/3
hp 7 1/4" Blade $25
941-661-3298
SAW, TABLE SAW 10" blade
$50 obo 941-258-5122
SAW, TABLE SAW RIDGID
10"w/router & stand $475.00
941-763-9069
SAW, TABLE SAW, 12" Crafts-
man, $375. (941)-474-6272
STEPLADDER 12' Werner Fiber-
glass 3001b ProfHD $100 941-
637-3862
TOOLBOX, CRAFTSMAN roll-
away cabinet toolbox. red.
$295.00. 941-235-2203.
WELDER, LINCOLN electric arc
welder with box of rods $60obo
call Paul 941-662-9683

I OFFICE/BUSINESS
IEQUIPSUPLIESI


CLOCK, TIME Clock "Atomic" by
Amano Digital as new condition
$90 941-286-5601
DISPENSERS COMMERCIAL
toilet tissue & hand towel NIB
$30/both. 941-882-8149
DRAFTING STOOL with back,
leather inlay, like new,
$75.00/OB0 941-235-2362
FILE CABINET Hirsch Ind. 4
drawer letter, black, as
new cond. $85 941-882-8149
HUNDREDS OF Pre-owned desks,
files, chairs, conf tables. OFFICE
OUTFITTERS 881 E Venice Ave.,
Venice 485-7015, 800-330-9215
TIME CLOCK Amano "Atomic"
digital, absolutely as new cond.
$90 941-286-5601
WHITE BOARD 8' X 4'
$375.00 OR BEST OFFER
941423-1525


SUPPLIES
6225

PREP TABLE stainless top 96 X
30, gal bottom/legs
as new $150 941-286-5601
SHELF FOR microwave Stainless
for restaurant w/bracket As new
$50 941-286-5601
SHELF STAINESS STEEL 42" x
16" w/brackets as new $50.
941-286-5601
SHELF STAINLESS STEEL 12"
x 48", 100 lb. cap brackets as
new $50 941-286-5601
SOUP SERVER SUPER LARGE
FOR RESTAURANT SALAD BAR
AS NEW $50. 941-286-5601
STAINLESS RESTAURANT 304
2 48 X 80 NEW sheets +
access. $499. 941-286-5601

| BIRDS
6231


AFRICAN GRAY, 2 yrs, Ig. cage,
very sweet & sociable. Needs
home. $800. (941)-536-4333
AFRICAN GREY, 2 large cages,
large vocabulary, $550. Moving
can't take. (941)-240-1616
COCKATIELS, FANCY, hand fed,
sweet babies, sale priced, $25
each (941)-255-1916

|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.
KITTENS (3), FREE to good
homes. 2F, 1M. 941- 979-9105.
RESCUE KITTENS & Cats $10-
$100 Healthy, Many Colors and
Genders avail. Venice Cat Coali-
tion. 941-445-4322
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.

|I DOGS



NOTICE: Statute 585.195
states that all dogs and cats sold
in Florida must be at least eight
weeks old, have an official health
certificate and proper shots, and
be free of intestinal and external
parasites.
COCKER SPANIEL puppy, Male,
15 weeks, Health certificate, Only
one left! $200 941426-2768
DACHSHUNDS, 2 MINI, 3 yrs.
old, to a good home. $150/ea. or
$250/both. (941)-380-5474


GERMAN SHEPHERD, AKC, big
bone Pups/adults. Rich colors,
family raised. (941)-554-7434
LAB PUPPIES $200-$250.
Please call 941-624-4466
for more info! :)
LAB PUPS AKC, Yellow, 4
females, 2 males $450 ea.(941)
629-3254
MINI DACHSHUND pups, AKC,
short hair, M (3), different colors,
$350. (941)-240-1736


IDDOGS
L w 6233


PIT BULL Pups, 3 red nose, 3 blue
nose, 8 wks, shots, dewormed,
$200. 941-296-5162
POMERANIAN, cutest little
(male) puppy. vet cert. health &
shots, $450. 941-624-3173.
PUG PUPPIES, AKC, health
cert., IM & 1F, $400 each. (941)-
429-9289
REDNOSE PITTBULL PUPPIES
3M/2F 1st shots/dewormed
POP $300 941-979-6198
SHIH-TZU PUPPY, male, AKC
Registered, brown & white, 7
wks. old, $400. 941-769-2119.
STUD SERVICE WANTED for
AKC Champion lines Reg. Golden
Retriever, Med/light gold. Block
head preferred. (941)-350-8604
WANTED: Mini Schauzer, 2-3
yrs., salt/pepper, trained. Pro-
vide loving home. 941-473-4944
YORKIE SHITZU mix, hansdome,
10 Ib male, free to good loving
home. Neutered, shots. Must
have yard, no small children.
ADOPTED!
YORKSHIRE TERRIER 4 month,
male, housebroken, silverback,
registered, (941)-421-6547


& SERVICES
6236

AQUARIUMS (2) for Lg snake,
includes entire setup, $100/ea.
Call (941)916-0886
BIRD CAGE, great condition with
all the works $95.
Call Paul 941-662-9683
FISH TANK 33 GAL w/ black
stand, $75 (941)915-6442
FISH TANK new 10 gal. with
everything, just add fish $30.00
941-474-6158
FISH TANK, 30 gallon fish tank.
$50 includes everything.
941-979-9388 Amy/Joey
PET PORTER crate, medium,
gray, like new $25 941-637-3862

APPLIANCES
LW 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 A/C 5200 BTU
and Room Dehumidifier. $75
each OBO. 941-629-1409
AC, WINDOW OR WALL UNIT
FEDDERS 5000 BTU W/REMOTE
$50.00 941-460-1735
DISHWASHER, GE Triton XL built
in, white, exc. cond. 7 cycle pre-
set, $55. (941)-637-6547
DRYER KENMORE white 2
yrs.old excel.cond $200.
941-625-5794
DRYER WHITE with cord delivery
available $125 941-626-3102
DRYER, WHIRLPOOL DRYER,
$40, call sold
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FREEZER / UPRIGHT KENMORE
FROSTLESS 1ST $50
call !!!SOLD!!!!
FREEZER UPRIGHT 5 1/2 feet
high, big, white, delivery available
$185 941-626-3102
FREEZER, GE CHEST FREEZER
5 c.f. $50.00 941-473-9889
ICEMAKER, FRIGIDAIRE ICE-
MAKER 501b CAPACITY $400
CALL 941-350-9266
MICROWAVE MAYTAG bisque
overstove, w/ brackets Ex.
cond $60. 941-613-1879
MICROWAVE, ABOVE STOVE,
white Whirlpool; Whirlpool white
elec. smooth top self cleaning
range; Kenmore white dishwash-
er. EXC. COND. Take all $500.
(941)-743-3030
MICROWAVE, GE, SMALL,
"LIKE NEW", $15.00,
941-627-9736
OVEN, BUILT in oven black NICE
not digital $499 941-626-3102
QUALITY USED APPLIANCES
Start at $50. Service & Deliv-
ery Avail. 280 S. McCall Rd.
Englewood 941-468-4020
RANGE GE in clean and good
condition. $75. Please call 941-
6394074
RANGE, ELECTRIC, smooth-
top, white, 30", 2yr. $175.00
941-697-8851
REFRIGERATOR ADMIRAL,
almond, good condition $175


obo 941 766-9525
REFRIGERATOR AMANA
$50. Microwave, Dishwasher,
$50 ea GE Stove $50.
941-214-0766
REFRIG/FREEZER 16CF. GREAT
for garage/lanai $75.good work-
ing cond. 941-505-6290
REFRIGERATOR -MAYTAG, 26
cu ft, side-by-side, black, ice in
door, Great cond $475. (941)-
391-5547


I APPLIANCES
L : 6250 0


REFRIGERATOR 17 cu ft, frost
free, Hot Point Good condition
$50 (941) 493-9204
REFRIGERATOR ALMOND 22
cubic ft. $325 941-626-3201
REFRIGERATOR WESTING-
HOUSE Roper, Good for Garage
$50. 941-627-3983
REFRIGERATOR, FRIGIDAIRE
side-by-side, white, 26 cu ft/
crushed ice-water thru door/
adjustable glass shelves door
shelves; like new condition.
$450/obo.
RANGE, electric 30" Frigidaire
Gallery, white glass top 5 burner/
self cleaning; expandable front
element/ new condition. $250/
obo. Call (941) 504-4924
REFRIGERATOR, GE 25 cu ft, like
new, less than 3 yr old w remaining
warranty $675 941493-0927
REFRIGERATOR, KENMORE 20
cubic ft., white. One year old.
$275.00 941-625-2627
REFRIGERATOR, KENMORE
WHITE 17cu ft. Ice Mkr. Like New.
$255 941-626-0959
REFRIGERATOR, NEW*** 2
weeks old! 18cu. white, hotpoint,
bargain $450. 941-697-8851
STOVE, GOOD condition,
self cleaning, green, $50
Call 231-510-1995
STOVE, KENMORE CERAMIC
top. White. Like new. $235. 941-
626-0959
STOVE, WHRILPOOL SELF
CLEANING stove. Like new!
$175.00 OBO 941-764-7785
STOVE: GLASS top, black G.E.
Hot point. $235. 941-626-3102
TOASTER OVEN Black & Decker
stainless new broil/bake/toast cost
$80, sell $25. 941-629-8955
WASHER & DRYER $150obo
Refrigerator $145/obo.
941-661-0883
WASHER & DRYER, GE Profile,
XL,10 cycle, VGC, $150. sold
sold sold
WASHER & DRYER, Kenmore
commercial for home, $150
both. (941)-266-2724
WASHER & DRYER, Whirlpool 8
Cycle, Heavy Duty, Super
Capacity $250 941460-8218
WASHER AND DRYER, Hotpoint
Good Shape, asking $120 for
pair. 305-393-6944
WASHER DRYER Kenmore,full
size, white, heavy duty $400 obo
941-268-9969
WASHER, EXCELLENT condi-
tion, $50.00, 941-493-6553
WASHER, FRIGIDAIRE WASH-
ER, $40, sold sold
WASHER, WHIRLPOOL Multi-
cycle, Ex cond. $90. 941-830-
0375
WASHER/DRYER SET.
White GE $100 for both.
(941)-698-9968

MISCELLANEOUS



AIR PURIFIER- Sterilizer
EdenPure Mod.G-7(SEARCH)
$ 130 941-637-4613
BATTERY CHARGER, EXIDE and
starter 6/12 volt up to 200 amps
$65.00 941-258-0890
BATTERY, EVER Start MAX
Marine Battery $35.00 941-258-
0890
BOARD GAME. "You might be a
red neck if" by Jeff Foxworthy.
$10. 941-423-2585.
BOOKS (3). 2 different pirates
of the carribean and 1 piratology.
Exc. cond. $20 for all. 423-2585.
BOOKS LOTS OF V.C.Andrews
PB $0.50 and HC $2.00 OBO
941-257-8685
BOOKS, 10 Left Behind Audio
Books. Each book has 2 cas-
settes, $50 941-416-1827
BOOKS, DANIELLE STEELE,
Hard Cover like NEW!! $4.00 ea
Call 941-629-7880
BOOKS, WITCHCRAFT (9).
Spells, Amulets, all things witch.
perfect cond $75 941-882-8149
BREAKER: 30AMP FPE
for FEDERAL PACIFIC PANEL
$40.00. 941-627-6780
BRIEF CASE, EDDIE BAURER
SOFT leather, like new $30.00
941-228-1745
CRATE: LARGE, black, metal
w/divider. $100.
(941) 629-8707
DOOR KNOB SET SCHLAGE 5
BED&BATH/W/LOCKS//3deaD
BOLTS $125 941-626-3102
DOOR SOLID core door 36" cut
down to any size! $70 941 626
3102
DOOR, SOLID wood 4 panel
door, 36" painted white, $125
941-626-3102
DOORS, RUSTIC old doors off
farm trailer 2x2 great shelves
$100 941-626-3102
FRESH FLORIDA JUMBO
SHRIMP ARRIVING NOW @


$5.50/ LB& UP FL FRESH
STONE CRAB CLAWS Lg only no
lights! $6.50/up 941-623-2100
GARAGE/GARDEN Organizer,
case logic, 2 Sets New $20.00
OBO 941-257-8685
HELIUM TANK 80 cu.ft. $150.
Full. Comes with dolly. 941-286-
8240
HITCH, 5TH WHEEL,
two position slide, $250.
(941) 629-8707


MISCELLANEOUSRCURY


KNOBS PORCELIN kitch. flower
& grn leaves w/gold cirle ROUND
FLOWER $75 941- 626-3102
PROPANE TANK 20 Ib gas grill
cylinder $10 941-637-3862
SEWING MACHINE, Juki DDL-
5530N Industrial, Straight Stitch
$499.99 !!!SOLD!!!
TELEPHONE. UNUSUAL golf
bag and club style. NOT A REAL
BAG!! $30. 941-423-2585
VHS MOVIES, WIDE VARIETY,
254 movies & 9 box sets
$225.00 941474-6806
VINYL FLOORING 6x50" white
/black checked $15 941-626-
3102


A COLLECTOR BUYING Scrap Gold,
Silver, Jewelry, coins wristwatches,
pocket watches, working or not.
Knives, swords, weapons, military, fire
dept. Zipo lighters,
collectibles 941412-9391
AUTOS WANTED!
Let me take the hassle out of
selling your car. Cash Offered
Today' Call Mike 941-713-2277
A COLLECTOR BUYING
Old Fishing Lures,
Rods, Reels. 941-743-9114
I PAY THE MOST!
WANTED APPLE PEALER, corer,
slicer machine. Good cond. Rea-
sonable Please (941)-416-3829


7000


TRANSPORTATION

| BUICK
7020


1993 BUICK REGAL lIMITED
4dr, 3800 V6, Auto, AC Fully
loaded, Keyless entry, 113k orig
miles, new tires, garage kept.
Original owner Beautiful In & out
$3400. (941)483-0913
1995 BUICK LESABRE Tan,
69k miles, Great motor & AC
$3400. (941)391-5104
1996 BUICK PARK AVENUE,
$3,600, 108K, good motor &
good tires. (941)830-8118
1999 BUICK CENTURY 4DR,
Tan, 67k miles, great on gas
$3400 DLR 941-473-0312 dlr
2003 BUICK LESABRE 4 DR
Sedan, 40,300 mi, 6 cyl., FWD,
automatic, 5 seat, AM/FM cas-
sette/CD player, All season
tires, Custom 455, white, auto,
a/c, alarm, pwr brakes, pwr
locks, pwr seats, pwr steering,
pwr win, keyless, air bag, ABS,
tilt, MUST SELL! Moving out of
state. Low mileage., $8,000,
OBO (808)392-3217

| CADILLAC
L m^ 7030


1991 CADILLAC CABRIO 86K
many upgrades, very nice,
$2795 (941)426-3494


Low miles, leather, loaded, extra
clean inside and out, must sell!
$8984 (941)493-5000
www.billbuckchevrolet.com


GENE

GORMAN
TODAY'S SPECIAL!
2005 CADILLAC CTS,
LEATHER, 1 OWNER, SWEET
ONLY 40K, $15,990
941-625-2141
View ALL Vehicles At:
www.genegormans.com
Charlotte County's #1
Independent Used Car Dealer!






2006 CADILLAC STS 29k
miles, 1SB pack, leather, moon-
roof, chrome wheels, factory
warranty, over $46k new!
$23,500 (941)493-5000
www.billbuckchevrolet.com
2007 CADILLAC ESCALADE
LOADED! $42,990
(800)784-9309





1995 CHEVROLET GEO TRACK-
ER, 2 dr., 2WD, auto, depend-
able, 114K. $2,300/OB0 (941)
628-7850
1996 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
Convertible, good tires, 149K,
$2100 (941)475-5097


2001 CHEVROLET Malibu LS,
V6, PS, PW, CD, Sun-Roof, Sil-
ver/gray leather int, extra clean.
$3,900. (239) 823-9088
2008 CHEVROLET EQUINOX ,
19,000 mi, 6 cyl., FWD, automat-
ic, 5 seat, AM/FM cassette/CD
player, All season tires, black,
auto, a/c, pwr brakes, pwr locks,
pwr steering, pwr win, cruise,
keyless, air bag, ABS, alloy
wheels, tilt, tinted glass, rear
defogger, rear wiper, $14,500
(941)698-1864






2008 CHEVROLET HHR Only
13k miles, GM Certified, fact.
warranty, 30mpg HVVY!!
$11,750 (941)493-5000
www.billbuckchevrolet.com


- GM Certified, Leather, 3.9 V6,
loaded, factory warranty, $27k
new! $15,950 (941)493-5000
www.billbuckchevrolet.com

W CHRYSLER


2005 CHRYSLER PT Cruiser -
Touring Ed., 37k miles, Auto,
power pack. $7,950
(941)493-5000
www.billbuckchevrolet.com
2006 CHRYSLER 300 Touring
w/ sunroof. Light teal. Asking
$13,500. obo (941)-468-4968 or
(941)-716-1683
2007 CHRYSLER 300C
SRT8 13K MILES $29,990
(800)784-9309
2008 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER
<20K mi, like new, well kept,
$16K (941)505-0333
2008 Chrysler Sebring Conv
Touring. Save Thousands.
$12,488. 941-766-0050 dlr
2008 Chrysler Sebring
Touring. Like New, Low Miles
$10,488, 941-766-0050 dlr

DODGE
7060


2002 DODGE NEON SE PW, PL,
cold AC, clean, $3,800, OBO
(941)769-2431

| FORD



1995 FORD ESCORT LX 2 dr,
112K, air, 5spd, like new in &
out, $1650 obo **SOLD**
2000 FORD FOCUS wagon,
loaded & in superb cond. comes
w 2 yr bumper to bumper warr. 2
owners, 73K miles, $5500 obo
Call Gary (941)204-7696
2001 FORD TAURUS SES, new
tires, nice car, cold air. $2,995
neg. (941)412-3142
2006 FORD MUSTANG GT
Conv., Red w/tantop. Shaker
1000 Sound System. Looks &
runs like new! $18,500/obo. Port
Charlotte. (218)-348-0338




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| JEEP
L ^ 7080


1999 JEEP CHEROKEE, right
hand drive, motor & trans under
warranty, many new parts.
$5,000 mail delivery vehicle
(941) 286-1768 & 624-4614
2007 JEEP WRANGLER
UNLIMITED X $22,990
(800)784-9309

| LINCOLN



1995 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
Nice, 1 Owner
$2988. 941-766-0050 dlr
1997 Lincoln Town Car -
Cartier, 68K Cream/Brown,
Leather, New Tires, Great
Condition. $4500 OBO Call
941-815-8943


1999 MERCURY GRAND MAR-
QUIS LS, White w/blue leather
and top, loaded, 63K mi. Gradma
quit driving. $4100. obo.
* *SOLD* *
2004 MERCURY GRAND MAR-
QUIS Nice, Managers Special
3,988. 941-766-0050, dlr

|OLDSMOBILE
LW ^ 7110


1996 OLDSMOBILE CIERA SL
60K, 4 dr, gray, good cond,
$1500 ***S**OLD*******

PONTIAC



2006 PONTIAC SOLSTICE
25K $15,990
(800)784-9309

| SATURN
7135



PRO-POWER
AUTO SALES
(941) 627-8822
USED SATURN SALES
PARTS & SERVICE
"THE SATURN GUYS"
97 SL2 Sedan........$1,695
97 SL2 Sedan ..........$2,195
99 SC2 Coupe ...........$2,199
01 SLI Sedan.............$3,699
02 SL2 Sedan.............$3,195
98 SC2 Coupe............$3,495
00 SL2 Sedan.............$4,595
02 SLI Sedan.............$4,695
01 SL2 Sedan.............$4,795
00 SW2 Wagon ..........$4,895
04 Ion Sedan...............$5,295
04 Ion Coupe...............$5,695
All rated over 30 MPG

|A ACURA|



2007 ACURA TSX
26K $21,990
(800)784-9309






2003 BMW 330CI
CONVERTIBLE YELLOW $17,990
(800)784-9309
2006 BMW 330CI
CONVERTIBLE BLACK $$27,990
(800)784-9309
2006 BMW Z4
M ROADSTER 25K $34,990
(800)784-9309

|HHONDA
L ^ 7160(


I BUY HONDAS!
Any Shape, Any Cond! Any Year!
(941)-286-4599

|I HYUNDAI |



1996 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
Fresh Trade, Auto
$1,588. 941-766-0050, dlr
1997 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
126K, white, 4 dr, cold ac, depend-
able, $1500 obo 941-916-1134
2003 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
white, 4 dr, perfect, 35mpg, cold
a/c, $4995 (941)614-3200

| INFINTI |



2007 INFINITI G35
COUPE 5K MILES $29,988
(800)784-9309

JAGUAR
7175


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

|L LEXUS|
L 7178 J


All Lexus Certified, your choice
$27,990. Suggested Kelley Blue
Book retail $31,025
(800)784-9309






2007 LEXUS IS250 14k
miles, 1 owner, showroom
cond., leather, moonroof, loaded!
$26,800 (941)493-5000
www.billbuckchevrolet.com






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1990 MAZDA 626, Auto, 4 dr.,
4 cyl., 30mpg. Runs great. Needs
hood. $999. (941)764-1355


sporty & economical, alloy
wheels, auto., power pack, spot-
less! $8984 (941)493-5000
www.billbuckchevrolet.com

| MERCEDES



1986 MERCEDES-BENZ
560SL, exc. cond. 2 tops, 105K,
$13,500 (941)916-2636
1987 MERCEDES-BENZ
560SL, cream yellow w/tan
leather, 2 tops, 68K, exceptional!
$16,500. (941)916-9021
1998 MERCEDES CL500,
silver w/gray int., loaded, great
cond. only 67,500 mi. $9,500.
Call Don, (941)916-9029
2005 MERCEDES E55
AMG $32,990
(800)784-9309
2005 MERCEDES SL500
ONLY 29K MILES $41,990
(800)784-9309
2006 MERCEDES SLK280
27K MILES $29,990
(800)784-9309
2006 MERCEDES SLK350
18K MILES $32,990
(800)784-9309


7195


2006 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE
GS 28k miles, good cond.
$10,500/obo Serious Inquires
only. (941)391-0185

S SPORTS CARS
MZ^7205


1988 NISSAN 300ZX 140K,
Must see! Excellent condition.
$4500 (954)815-3046


Coupe 65k actual miles,
garaged and immaculate,
loaded, rare colors. $9984
(941)493-5000
www.billbuckchevrolet.com
2004 NISSAN 350Z convertible,
nav, 52K, new top/tires, silver,
flawless. $16K 941-374-1340
2007 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
CONVERTIBLE AUTO YELLOW
$38,990(800)784-9309
2008 PORSCHE BOXSTER
23K MILES $39,990
(800)784-9309

SAAB
7206


2000 SAAB 9-5 SE, 5 dr./575
ASR, sun green, 3 liter, V-6, 24
valve turbo, loaded, leather, sun
roof, stereo. $5,500. Call
(941)255-1390, 612-817-3282.


1993 TOYOTA COROLLA
wagon, 122K, 20-24 mpg, good
work car $800. (941)-639-5129
2001 TOYOTA COROLLA
garage kept, $4500
(941 426-0997






2003 TOYOTA CAMRY LE- 1
owner, power pack, auto, CD
player, clean. 32mpg HWY!
$9,950 (941)493-5000
www.billbuckchevrolet.com

VOLKSWAGEN
L v 7220


1973 VOLKSWAGEN THING
26K $10,990
(800)784-9309






2003 VW JETTA GLS White,
Auto, power pack, sunroof, alloy
wheels, sharp! $7,950
(941)493-5000
www.billbuckchevrolet.com
2004 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
GL, 1 owner, 3K mi., PW, CD, Sil-
ver/gray int. Like new.
$9500/obo. (941)743-8214

I ANTIQUES/
COLLECTIBLES
7250

1965 CHEVY SHORT VAN, 236
cyl. all original. First $2,600. Call
(941)740-3089.
1978 GMC CABALLERO V8,
4 speed, a/c, pwr brakes, pwr
steering, BALANCE OF 3
YEAR/100K MILE WARRANTY
FROM GM ON ENGINE.,
$7,000, OBO (941)628-3102

BUDGET BUYS
LZ 17252


1992 PONTIAC VAN, asking
$1000. Must sell this week. Best
offer. Call (941)763-2110.
1993 CHEVROLET VAN
130,000 mi, 6 cyl., automatic,
two/tone, a/c, 3rd row seats,
BEAUTIFUL CONVERSION VAN
RUNS & DRIVES PERFECT,
$2,150, OBO (941)286-3122
1993 TOYOTA COROLLA, gray
suede int., 5-spd, 130K mi, tint,
chrome wheels, cold ac. $2200
obo. 941-764-6656
1994 FORD RANGER
Runs good. $900
(941)-286-0226
1995 ESCORT, 120k mi.
Auto, AC. $1,350.
941-822-2024
1995 FORD F-150 Truck,
175,000 mi, 6 cyl., FWD, 5
speed, a/c, WORK TRUCK,NEW
CLUTCH,HAS RUST BUT RUNS
GREAT, $850 (941)204-0775
1995 HONDA PRELUDE SE
109K mi., AT, AC, sunroof, full
power, runs great, $2,200 obo.
Call (941)626-3674.
1998 BUICK LESABRE
151,000 mi, 6 cyl., auto, a/c,
RUNS & DRIVES GREAT NEW
TIRES, $1,500, OBO (941)204-
0775
1999 FORD ESCORT ZX2 auto,
ac, runs great, 148K hwy mi,
$1450 obo 941-235-2362


MAZDA TOYOTA
L ^ 7180 L 7210


BUDGET BUYS
L ^ 7252


2000 Nissan Sentra $500!
Police Impounds! For List-
ings 800-366-9813 ext 9427

AUTOS WANTED






$200 & UP CASH Paid
for Cars trucks vans any
cond. (41)-650-5785
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
*Junk Cars Wanted*
24/7 Fair $ paid
941-286-3122, 941-623-5550
CASH FOR YOUR CAR.
RUNNING OR NOT! Honest &
Reliable! 941-286-4599
M.S.B. RECYCLING
$300 for most cars
with title!
941-575-4008

$$$ ALL AUTOS! $$$
Top Youcall, Wehaul
4162-b6b-9 2U
CASH FOR CARS and trucks.
Running or not. Top $$$ Paid.
941-258-8904


ACCESSORIES
7270

1999 & UP FORD TRUCK
TRANSMISSIONS ZF6-50 6-
speed, 2 & 4 WD, re-manned.
$1750 & up. 877-884-8553.
BEDLINER FOR a short bed
truck, black-Harley Davidson
$150.00 obo 941-270-1430
CAR COVER, USED on 1998
Buick LeSabre, Good condition,
$20.00 call 941-625-2593
ENGINE 6 CYL. 1965 PONT, &
CHEVY COMPLETE,RUNNING
$390.00 941-629-2815
ENGINE COMPUTER for Jeep
Grand Cherokee. $75.00 firm.
call 941-769-1705

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FOR DODGE RAM 96-01. $299.
941-421-2085
HITCH, RECEIVER Hitch Dodge
Pickup DrawTite 75061
$35 !!!! SOLD !!!!!
LIGHT, 4X4 truck light bar 5
lights & wired, rusty, fair condi-
tion, $85 941-626-3102


ACCESSORIES
7270


LINER, REAR Gear protective for
03-08 Expedition $125.
941-626-5847
MOTOR 1990 Chevy Vortec V6
Complete $350 941-626-3265
RIMS & TIRES, 20" 90% Tread
Chrome MUST SELL! $1000
OBO Call 941-429-9385
RIMS, ALUMINUM FORD RIMS F
150 truck bolt pattern $175
941- 628-6459
RIMS, CORVETTE stock 16"
rims set (4) perfect $195.00 941
629 2815
SEAT COVERS, V/W BUG 1971
original black type $50.
941-626-3102
SEATS 1 Set Gray Cloth High
Back Bucket seats $100.00 941-
626-3265
TIRE & RIM Dodge Dakota tire &
rim, 215 75 r15 $25, 941-626
-3102
TIRES (3) 700X15LT
$65/all 941-270-1073
TIRES 4 BRIDGESTONE TURAN-
ZA EL400 215/70R15 29,000mi
$125 941-698-9904
TIRES 4 205 65x15 "segma
very nice $125 firm 941 626
3102
TIRES 4 extra wide tread. 295 50
R15 on xtra wide 5 lug GM sports
wheels $360 941-474 8939
TIRES, 4, 31/10.5x15 LT Trails.
70% tread. $150. Free Chevy
rims. 941-473-1854
TIRES, MICHELIN LTX Tire P235
65 R17. Five lug steel rim. Brand
New. $50. Call 941-286-8240
TOPPER, TRUCK bed topper
(red) for a newer ford 250/350
$150.00 obo 941-270-1430
TRAILER FENDERS round type
/black $65 941-626-3102
TRUCK TOPPER W/HARDWARE,
FITS CHEVY S10/FORD RANGER,
DK BLUE $200. 941-697-1636
WINDSHIELD Fits 1985 -1993
Chevy S-10 or Blazer. $125.00
941-626-3265


& REPAIR
7280


REPAIR MANUAL Haynes Chevy
Camaro 1970 1981 exc. cond.
$10 941-286-5601
ROAD EMERGENCY KIT, light
jumper cables tools case etc. As
new $15. 941-882-8149

VANS
7290


1981 CHEVROLET SUPER
SPORT, 250, 6 cyl., straight 6,
work van, $700 (941)623-2482
1987 FORD F-250 work van,
runs good, toof top carrier, tool-
boxes. $1350. 941-763-2110.
1994 FORD CONVERSION F-
150, cold air, runs good, new
radiator, 4 new tires, 160K,
$2,000/obo (941)627-3917
1997 CHRYSLER TOWN &
COUNTRY Mini van, Exceptional
cond. 67k miles, Loaded, A must
see! $3500. **SOLD**
1999 FORD WINDSTAR
loaded, good condition. $2500
obo (941)473-8542
2000 DODGE GRAND Caravan
Quad Seats, Managers Special
$2,988. 941-766-0050, dlr


2001 DODGE Ram 1500 4x4
CLUB CAB, HEMI, BEDLINER &
TOW PK, 67K MILES,
$8000/OBO Great for boat or
work (941)416-5713
2003 CHEVY SILVERADO LS,
113K, Good cond, XM, Rhino bed-
liner, Ig tires, $5500 941-380-7708






2004 FORD RANGER XLT
SuperCab Low miles, 4.0 V6,
power pack, chrome wheels, lots
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(941)493-5000
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2005 CHEVY SILVERADO 6 cyl.
5spd, AC, 50k miles w/ warr.
Tonneau $7900 (941)286-3811
2006 DODGE RAM 1500 Quad
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Buy my truck in mint cond only
24K mi. $16,900 (941)626-7682
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$6,900. (727)214-8908

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1999 JEEP CHEROKEE 4x4,
Limited, Loaded, leather etc
88k miles. $4900. Englewood
(941)661-3670
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
$16,990
(800)784-9309


TRUCKS/ PICK-UPS



1989 CHEVROLET S-10,
110,000 mi, auto, a/c, w/topper
$1650. (941)626-3102
1993 FORD F-150 XLT Pickup
Managers Special, WOW
$2,488. 941-766-0050, dlr
1993 TOYOTA PICKUP,
148,000 mi, 4 cyl., 5 speed,
AM/FM, red, New tires, bedlin-
er,cap. Looks & runs good.
$2200. 941-429-0066 aft 5PM
1995 CHEVY TAHOE
Low Miles, Great Truck
$4,988. 941-766-0050, dlr
1996 FORD F-250 4x4, Power
Stroke diesel. All power, No rust.
goose neck hitch. $4800/obo
(941)-575-4375
1998 CHEVY S10 4cyl, auto-
matic Cold ac, $2000
1991 Mazda Ext. cab 5 spd,
AC, $1650 (941)-286-4599
1999 DODGE RAM 1500
Quad. Great Shape
$6,988. 941-766-0050, dlr
1999 DODGE RAM 1500
Work Van, Tackles Any Job
$3,488 941-766-0050, dir
1999 FORD RANGER V6, 4
wheel drive, very clean. Compl.
tow pkg $4300 (941)626-0047


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$6950/obo 941-716-6792
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423-7011
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391-2732
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Exc. Cond! No Dealers.
$14,000/obo. (941)-223-0055


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19' 1982 Montego, Good Cond,
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1995 XP SEADOO w/ trailer, Ex
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4375

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22 FT. V hull Star craft Al Boat &
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I OUTBOARD/
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7334

MOTOR, 6 Hp. Johnson Out-
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MOTOR, EVINRUDE 4HP LOW
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$300 OBO, 941-624-0756
MOTOR, MERC 1961 6 HP
FRESHWATER $100 CALL 941-
350-9266
PROP MERC Mariner alum
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9689
TROLLING MOTOR, GAMEFISH-
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new. $450. 941-941-637-1364.

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7336

DEEP WATER BOAT SLIPS
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941-270-1449

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2005 GMC YUKON Denali 1
owner, AWD, leather, White, GM
Certified, over $50k new!
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4 X 4'S
Lao 7310


1989 BLAZER, K5 350 PB,
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good, $3,000, OBO 457-5151

I TRAILER
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L4 7341

2002 ENCLOSED 6x12, lite,
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21'ALUM Magic Loader boat trail-
er Good cond. $500/obo (941)-
764-1234
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$100.00 941-228-1745
HITCH, TRAILER HITCH (FIFTH
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UAL $300.00 941-375-8324
HITCH, TRAILER HITCH 1,000
Ib adjust. torsion bars for large
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MAGNETIC 4' poles to aid in
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228-1745
OPEN & ENCLOSED Utility
Trailers, Trailer Hitches & Wiring.
Two-Morrow's Enterprises,
941460-9700.
RAMPS, WOODEN for Pickup or
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TRAILER HITCH (FIFTH WHEEL)
18,000 LB CAP W/MANUAL
$300.00 941-375-8324
TRAILER HITCH CLASS 2 FITS
BUICK OLDS PONTIAC 92-99 EX.
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CYCLES/MOPEDS/
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: 7360

2000 HONDA SHADOW 1100
Sabre, Black, cobra pipes, saddle
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624-3399 or 467-0486
BIKE JACKET & CHAPS SET
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$190 941-698-1039
MINI BIKE, LIKE new with new
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WHEELS: HARLEY Fat Boy solid
aluminum, complete. $139.
941-764-7946

ATV
L ^ 7365


2002 HONDA 300EX 4 wheeler
$2350.00 obo 941-270-1430
2005 POLARIS 4x4 330 mag-
num 31 hrs. like new, never been
in mud, $2900. 941-628-6937.






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Let's Go! Page 2 July 29 30, 2009


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

Awards pile up
at Venice Theatre
wards crowd Venice
Theatre's box office.
VT's Artistic Director
Murray Chase returned from the
America Association of Com-
munity Theatre's national
festival with two more.
Chase, an AACT director, was
named a Fellow of the AACT, a
lifetime designation given to
those who "who over a period of
years have contributed signifi-
cantly to the idea and ideal of
community theatre." Chase also
has earned the Distinguished
Career Award from the Florida
Theatre Conference and the Arts
Leadership Award from the
Sarasota County Arts Council.
Chase currently serves on
AACT's Festival Commission. VT
will host AACT's international
festival inVenice next June 22-
27. Theatre groups will come to
Venice from as many as 10
countries and four continents.
Under his direction, the
theater's budget has grown from
$450,000 in 1995 to $2.1 million
today, placing it easily in the top
three of some 10,000 communi-
ty theaters in the United States.
An article on its summer stock
program is in today's Let's Go.
With its production schedule
and facility, number of volun-
teers, education and outreach
programs, staff and lengthy list
of state, regional and national
honors, it is no wonder the
second award carried home by
Chase was the Twink Lynch
Award, honoring VT for "suc-
cessfully completing major
steps in new directions, expand-
ing services to their community,
or moving to the next level of
organizational development."
"The Apple Tree" opens the
60th season Sept. 29 at what is
now officially the best theater in
the U.S.


'PETER PAN' THE JONAS BROTHERS
(Through Aug. 8) 7 p.m. Aug. 18.
Broadway Palm DinnerTheatre St. Pete Times Forum
1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa.
239-278-4422. 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
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Aug. 12. Sept. 2 Sept. 20.
Ford Amphitheatre Lemon Bay Playhouse
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Florida S941-475-6756.
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KATHY GRIFFIN DEPECHE MODE
7:30 p.m. Aug. 13. FordAmphitheatre
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Floida State Fairgrounds, Tampa.
13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers. www.livenation.com.
239-481-4849 or
www.bbmannpah.com. SARASOTA ORCHESTRA
'Portraits in Passion'
'MARRIED ALIVE' Sept. 12.
Aug. 13 Sept. 26. Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre 709 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 941-953-3434.
239-278-4422.
SARASOTA ORCHESTRA
KATHY GRIFFIN 'From The Start
8 p.m. Aug. 14. Sept. 17.
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center
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800-826-9303 or www.vanwezel.org. 941-953-3434.

DEF LEPPARD/POISON/ SUGARLAND
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www.livenation.com. www.ticketmaster.com.

For the complete calendar:


'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.

'THE NERD'
Charlotte Players
Oct. 2 10.
Cultural Center of Charlotte County
2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte.
941-625-4175 ext. 220
or www.charlotteplayers.org.

SARASOTA ORCHESTRA
'Mozart: Touched by the Gods'
Oct. 10.
Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center
709 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
941-953-3434.

SARASOTA ORCHESTRA
'With Quartets'
Oct. 15.
Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center
709 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
941-953-3434.

'THE BIG BAD MUSICAL'
Kids Onstage Charlotte Players
Oct. 16- 17.
Cultural Center of Charlotte County
2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte.
941-625-4175 ext. 220 or
www.charlotteplayers.org.


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


Marie
Merchant
Entertainment
Editor
mmerchant@sun-herald.com

Dinosaurs to
roam the earth
tickets are now on sale for
"Walking With Dinosaurs
The Arena Spectacular"
at the St. Pete Times Forum
Oct. 14 18.
The following is information the
Forum provided about the event
"'Walking With Dinosaurs The
Arena Spectacular,' is based on
the award-winning BBC Televi-
sion Series. In this production, 17
roaring, snarling 'live' dinosaurs
mesmerize the audience and
are as awe-inspiring as when they
first walked on earth.
"Ten species are represented
including the Tyrannosaurus Rex,
Plateosaurus, Liliensternus,
Stegosaums, Allosaurus,
Torosaurus and Utahraptor.
The largest of them, the
Brachiosaurus is 36 feet tall,
and 56 feet from nose to tail.
"The show depicts the
dinosaurs' evolution, complete
with the climatic and tectonic
changes that took place. With
almost cinematic realism, the
show has scenes of the interac-
tions between dinosaurs, and
the audience sees how carnivo-
rous dinosaurs evolved to walk
on two legs, and how they
fended off their predators."
For more information, visit
www.dinosaurlive.com. For
tickets, call 800-745-3000 or
www. ticketmaster.com.

LET'S GO! INFO

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


Jl29-30, 2009


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STORY WEST SIDE STORY I

July 29 in West30, 2009Side Story'

Take stock in 'West Side Story'


Let's Go! Page 3


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Venice Theatre's
summer stock program is
using a latter-day version
of "Romeo and Juliet" to
educate the 27 theatrical
students who earned their
place in the program via
an audition this past
spring.
Now in its third year,
Venice Theatre's summer
stock program runs five
days a week, offering
students classes in
singing, dancing, acting
and the technical aspects
of the theater, culminat-
ing in a production of
"West Side Story," which
was an award-winning
Broadway musical by the


late Leonard Bernstein
and Stephen Sondheim
The 50s variation on
the classic Romeo and
Juliet love story features
Kyle Luckett as Tony and
Dan Smith as Riff of the
Jets; with Emily Mounce
as Maria, Andrew Con-
ners as Bernardo and
Kaitlyn Terpstra as
members of the Sharks.
Other members of the
Jets include: Tyler
Bazenas, Will Betterton,
Kimmy Curhan, Jasmine
Deal, Sydney Deal, Tony
DeNiro, Kim Gaesser,
Anastasia Herbert, Lauren
Hoefer, Patrick Mounce,
Andrew Richardson and
Natasha Turner.
Other members of the


Jets include: Stephen
Emery, Stacy Gilson,
Kimberly Hough, Parker
Lawhorne, Cassie Lima,
Artiom Popkov, Ricky del
Real, Ariella Schrienk,
Alexa Teebo and
Zack Tuder.
Rounding out the cast
are four adults: Jason
Brenner as Gladhand,
Ron Myroup as Lieu-
tenant Shrank, Mike
Pisacreta as Officer
Krupke and GilWeide-
miller as Doc.
On a typical day the
summer stock players
will spend several hours
working on costumes,
lights or sound, set
construction and paint-
ing and publicity, fol-


lowed by rehearsals and
classes in acting, singing
and dancing.
Many students are back
for the second or third
year and come from as
far away as St. Petersburg.
Most are in college
although Del Real, a
sophomore at Venice
High School, is 15.
Brad Wages, Venice
Theatre's choreographer
and director and a
member of Actor's Equity
with extensive Broadway
experience, is the choreo-
grapher and director of
the show. Like the
students, Wages is there
everyday teaching and
supervising classes and
rehearsals.


The production staff
also includes Musical
Director Michaelle
Kasanofsky, Fight Chore-
ographer and Stage
Manager Jon Meyer,
Assistant Director Laura
Priscilla Hoffman and
Directing Intern
Hermione Gilpin.
"West Side Story"
opens Thursday, July 30
and will run evenings at 8
p.m. and Sundays at 2
p.m. each Thursday
through Sunday until Aug.
8. Tickets are $20 for
adults and $10 for
students. The production
is being sponsored by
Venice law firm, Boone,
Boone, Boone, Koda &
Frook.


Sandi Davisson, Venice
Theatre's Director of
Education and Outreach
oversees the Summer-
stock program, the
Theater Tech program,
its summer camp origram
and other education
programs offered
throughout the year.
For tickets, visit
www.venicestage.com or
call the theater box office
at 941-488-1115. During
the summer, box office
hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
daily and 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday plus one hour
before all performances.
Venice Theatre is at
140 W. Tampa Ave. on the
island in downtown
Venice.


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July 29 -30, 2009


'Old Wicked Songs' is more


thought-provoking than wicked


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
The Banyan Theater
production of Jon
Marans' "Old Wicked
Songs, which opened
July 16 in the Jane B.
Cook Theatre at the
Florida State University
Center for the Perform-
ing Arts, is more proof
that Banyan productions
are not your normal
summer theater fare.
For true theater buffs,
this production has
everything one could
want in a fine play an
interesting storyline
with occasional twists
that may surprise some
in the audience, a few
good humorous lines,
meaty parts that allow
its two actors to show
their best stuff, exquis-
ite direction by the
young playwright, fine
lighting and set design
and possibly the best
sound of any play
produced in this area in


years. The latter is
especially strong praise
for this area has several
excellent sound design-
ers who rarely fail to
impress.
In "Wicked Songs,"
Sound Designer Steven
Lemke went beyond
that, making it nearly
impossible to tell where
recordings left off and
live voices or piano
playing could be heard.
Kenneth Tigar as
Professor Mashkan and
Ken Ferrigni as Stephen
Hoffman were as
technically sharp as
Lemke. Tigar's accent
seemed straight out of
Vienna and his singing
voice was perfect for his
depiction of a semi-
retired voice coach whose
own voice has suffered
some pangs of age
although the professor's
ability to teach has not.
Old and perhaps
alcoholic, the professor
can still outwit the


CALENDAR EXTRAS


Fishermen's
Village celebrates
Marina Day
Fishermen's Village will
observe National Marina
Day on Aug. 8, with
displays and promotions
by marine-related organi-
zations and various
environmental groups
involved with Charlotte
Harbor. Fishermen's
Village Yacht Basin is a
Florida state-designated
"Clean Marina," and
participating boaters will
be asked to sign a "Clean
Boater" pledge card during


the event. For more
information, call Jim
Branch at 941-575-3000.

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


brash young American
piano student who is
not happy to be taking
six weeks of voice
lessons before he can
begin working with a
piano teacher named
Shiller.
When the grumpy old
man suggests that his
student flirt with the
piano and "run your
fingers through the
strings," it is obvious the
young man thinks the old
man daft. Nevertheless,
the young man continues
his lessons. Little by little
it seems he even begins
to improve his singing,
although, since he wants
only to be a pianist,
he is a hard case.
"I don't need this
class!" the young man
insists.
And still he continues
and improves -
as a singer.
"You were good," the
professor finally says.
"You obviously have


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


been practicing yet
there is still something
missing."
Running parallel with
the story of the piano
lessons is the story of a
developing relationship
between an old man
who has suffered
through World War II
Austria and a young
man who seems to
know little of those days
yet wants very much to
visit Dachau, the
notorious concentration
camp outside Munich.
The not-so-simple
story of a professor and
his student is about to
explode. While there are
several funny lines to
come, the darkness of
the story is revealed -
literally and figuratively.
Brilliantly written,
directed and per-
formed, "Old Wicked
Songs" should not be
missed. The set is by
Bill Clarke. Costumes


SUN PHOTO BY KIM COOL
Jon Marans, the author of the play, "Old Wicked Songs,"'
was in the audience at the Cook Theatre in Sarasota July
16 for the opening night performance by the Banyan The-
ater Company.


are by Jaye Annette
Sheldon and lighting by
Michael Pasquini. The
play was a Pulitzer
finalist in 1996 and
winner of the Drama
League Award.
"Old Wicked Songs"


plays through Aug. 2
and will be followed by
Neil LaBute's "Fat Pig"
Aug. 6-23 in the Cook.
For tickets, visit
www.banyantheater-
company.com or call
941-552-1032.


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'Bad B Movies'
at library
The North Port Library
presents a "Summer of
Bad 'B' Movies," Fridays
from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The
schedule is as follows: Friday
-"The Bat," Aug. 7-
'Alligator People," Aug. 14 -
"Crawling Eye," and Aug. 21
- "Teenagers from Outer
Space."
The movies are free and
open to the public. The
library is located at 13800
S. Tamiami Trail, North
Port. For more informa-
tion, call 941-861-1310.

Collector car
show
Buffalo Wings & Rings
and Lance's Cruzin to the
Hop will present a collec-
tor car show on the first
Sunday of every month -
the next show will be


Sunday- from 4 p.m. to 9
p.m. at 1151 S. Toledo
Blade Blvd., North Port.
There will be trophies,
dash plaques, door prizes
and a 50-50 jackpot
drawing. Other sponsors
are Giovanetti & Sons, Keel
& Wheels Photo Advertis-
ing, Car Center of Char-
lotte County, ABC Rental &
Sales, Juniors Trim Shop,
Custom ID & Embroidery,
Jackie's Auto Body,
Tayman Electrical Sound
Solutions and Friendship
Hearing Aid Centers.
For more information,
call Lance at 941-371-1061,
e-mail
CollectorcarsTV@verizon.net
or visit the Web site
www.CollectorCarsTVcom.

'National Night
Out' in North Port
On Tuesday, neighbor-


hoods throughout North
Port are being invited to
join forces with thousands
of communities nation-
wide for the "26th Annual
National Night Out" crime
and drug prevention
event.
National Night Out,
sponsored by the National
Association of Town Watch
and co-sponsored locally
by the North Port Police
Department, will involve
more than 15,000 commu-
nities from all 50 states,
U.S. territories, Canadian
cities and military bases
around the world.
The event is designed to
heighten crime and drug
prevention awareness;
generate support for, and
participation in, local
anticrime efforts; strength-
en neighborhood spirit
and police-community
partnerships; and send a
message to criminals


letting them know neigh-
borhoods are organized
and fighting back.
From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday, residents in
neighborhoods through-
out North Port are asked to
lock their doors, turn on
outside lights and spend
the evening outside with
neighbors and police. The
NPPD will be holding a
free National Night Out
community celebration
during that time at North
Port High School, 6400 W
Price Blvd. There will be
games and activities for
the kids, food and drinks,
music and giveaways.
For more information,
contact Officer Kristen
Voigt at the NPPD at
941-429-7335 or
kvoigt@northportpd.com
or Officer SeanViara at
941-429-7349 or
sviara@northportpd.com.


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Tee off at the Dunes on Sanibel


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Numbers count on
Sanibel, especially at the
Dunes Golf & Tennis Club
and five neighboring
resorts that are affiliated
with Luxury Resorts &
Hotels (LRH). One
additional resort, the
South Seas Resort,
There are 18 holes on
the PGA-rated course
designed by Mark
McComber. The back nine
is a wildlife preserve
sanctioned by the
Audubon Cooperative
Society. Thirteen is the
number of Har-True
tennis courts and 200 is
the number of diners that
can be accommodated by
the club's catering staff,
which services Rassa, the
on-site dining room, and
the bar and outdoor
pavilion used for special
events.
This summer, the
numbers that count even
more concern all the
discounts available to
golfers and resort visitors
from now through Oct. 31.
With a coupon picked
up in the club lobby, $45
per person will buy an 18-
hole round of golf, with
cart usage and lunch for
up to four people.
Or, with a stay of as long
as 10 days at the Sanibel
Inn, take advantage of the
unlimited golf package
from now through Oct. 11.
Use of a cart is included
for the first 18-hole round.
The prevailing cart rate
will apply for additional
rounds on the same day.
The inn has a variety of
accommodations. The
other affiliated resorts are
the Song of the Sea,
Seaside Inn, Sunset Beach
and the Sundial Resort.
I last played the course


before
the
2004
hurri-
canes,
includ-
ing
Charlie,
which
did
incredi-
ble
damage
on
Sanibel
and
Capitva
islands
that


Directions
Take Interstate 75 t(
136 (Daniels
Parkway/Cypress L
Drive). Travel west
Summerlin.Turn left
follow Summerlin to
Sanibel/Capitva Caus
Toll is $6 to the isla
There is no toll on
return. Continue to th
way stop at Periwinkl
Turn right and then
again on Bailey Road
let on Sand Castle F
and follow it around
right to the club parki


August. When I was there
a few weeks ago, I did not
have time to play a round
but PGA pro Matt Oakley
gave me a complete tour
of the clubhouse, pro
shop and course, includ-
ing the entire back nine
which has Audubon
approval and more than
220 varieties of birds as
proof. We also saw a
young alligator sunning
itself along one of the
lakes and then watched it
rise up and walk into the
water a few minutes later.
Oakley came from Las
Vegas, via Myrtle Beach
and his home state of
Minnesota to become the
head pro at the Dunes,
which has a staff of PGA
and USTA (U.S. Tennis
Association) instructors.
Holes are moved daily
on the greens. As we
drove the course, the first
foursome was gaining on
the grounds crew, which
was on the course at 7
a.m. to trim, water and
move holes. (Local laws
preclude the use of noisy
mowers and such before 7
a.m.) Normally the crew
has no problem staying
ahead of players but this
group seemed intent on


setting a course
o Exit record for speedy
golf, playing 18
_ake holes in little more
to than three hours.
and "Hole 11 was
the under tons of
seway. water," Oakley said
nds. as we looked
the across the lake at
e for- the green, which
e Way. was at least 8 feet
right above the surface
d.Turn of the adjacent
Road lake the day of my
to the visit.
ng lot. It is no wonder
most of the houses
and resorts look so good
these days. In the inter-
vening five years, they
have been renovated,
repaired and, in most
cases, improved to be
better than they were
before the storms hit.
Oakley came to Sanibel
a year ago but already
knows every blade of
grass and grain of sand on
the course, which is
consistently named the
best one on Sanibel.
Granite markers on the
course will withstand
even more than what the
resort was dealt by
Hurricane Charlie.
Golfers use floating
balls on the club's lake-
side driving range, the
only practice range on
either Sanibel or its


SUN PHOTOS BY KIM COOL
The clubhouse at the Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on Sanibel was renovated following the
2004 hurricane season, which included the infamous Charlie that caused severe flood
and wind damage on Sanibel and split Captiva Island in two.


northern neighbor,
Captiva. There is water in
play on every hole, Oakly
said.
Tee times are available
from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
except on Monday when
you can tee off as late as
5:30 p.m.
The Dunes Golf Course
is at 949 Sand Castle
Road, on the island of
Sanibel. For information
to to book tee times visit
www.dunesgolfsanibel.co
m or call 239-472-2535.
For information about the
affiliated resorts, visit
www.sanibelcollection.com
and/or
www.southseas.com.


There is a $6 toll to drive over the Sanibel/Captiva Cause-
way bridge. Shown here is the mainland entrance side of the
bridge.


Birds fly over the 18th fairway on theAudubon-approved back
nine at the Dunes Golf and Tennis Club on Sanibel Island.
Across the lake is the 11th green on the PGA-rated course.


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(500) Ds of Summer (PG-13) B+
Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt),
greeting-card writer and hopeless
romantic, is caught completely off-
guard when his girlfriend, Summer
(Zooey Deschanel), suddenly
dumps him. He reflects back on
their 500 days together to try to
figure out where their love affair
went sour, and in so doing, Tom
rediscovers his true passions in
life. 1 hr. 35 mins.

Aliens in the Attic (PG)
A small group of NEW
children at home in
Maine battles alien invaders.
1 hr. 26 mins.

Bruno (R) B-
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.

Funny People (R)
George (Adam NEW
Sandier) is a very successful
stand up comedian who learns
that he has an untreatable blood
disorder and is given less than a
year to live. Ira (Seth Rogen) is a
struggling up-and-coming stand
up comedian who works at a deli


and has yet to figure out his
onstage persona. One night, these
two perform at the same club and
George takes notice of Ira. George
hires Ira to be his semi-personal
assistant as well as his friend.
2 hrs. 16 mins.

G-Force (PG) B-
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer
brings his first 3-D film to the big
screen with G-Force, a comedy
adventure about the latest
evolution of a covert government
program to train animals to work
in espionage. Armed with the
latest high-tech spy equipment,
these highly trained guinea pigs
discover that the fate of the world
is in their paws. Tapped for the G-
Force are guinea pigs Darwin
(voice of Sam Rockwell), the
squad leader determined to
succeed at all costs; Blaster
(voice of Tracy Morgan), an
outrageous weapons expert with
tons of attitude and a love for all
things extreme; and Juarez (voice
of Penelope Cruz), a sexy martial
arts pro; plus the literal fly-on-the-
wall reconnaissance expert,
Mooch, and a star-nosed mole,
Speckles (voice of Nicolas Cage),
the computer and information
specialist. 1 hr. 30 mins.

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.

Harry Potter and the
Half-Blood Prince (PG) B+
Voldemort is tightening his grip
on both the Muggle and wizarding
worlds and Hogwarts is no longer
the safe haven it once was. Harry
suspects that dangers may even lie
within the castle, but Dumbledore
is more intent upon preparing him
for the final battle that he knows is
fast approaching. Together they
work to find the key to unlock
Voldemort's defenses and, to this
end, Dumbledore recruits his old
friend and colleague, the well-
connected and unsuspecting bon
vivant Professor Horace Slughorn,
whom he believes holds crucial
information. 2 hrs. 33 mins.

Ice Age: Dawn
of the Dinosaurs (PG) B-
After the events of Ice Age: The
Meltdown, life begins to change
for Manny and his friends: 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, which leaves
Manny anxious to ensure that
everything is perfect for when his
baby arrives. 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.

I Love You,
Beth Cooper (PG-13) B
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.

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


Orphan (R) B+
Devastated by the loss of their
unborn baby, Kate (Vera Farmiga)
and John (Peter Sarsgaard) decide
to adopt a child. At the orphan-
age, both feel drawn to a little girl
(Isabelle Fuhrman) named Esther,
and soon the couple take their
new daughter home. But when
a dangerous series of events
unfolds, Kate begins to suspect
that there is something evil lurking
behind the child's angelic exterior.
2 hrs. 3 mins.

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

Public Enemies (R) A-
No one could stop Dillinger and
his gang. No jail could hold him.
His charm and audacious
jailbreaks endeared him to almost
everyone-from his girlfriend Billie
Frechette (Cotillard) to an
American public who had no
sympathy for the banks that had
plunged the country into the
Depression. 2 hrs. 23 mins.

The Taking 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.

Transformers: Revenge
of the Fallen (PG-13) A-
The battle for Earth has ended
but the battle for the universe has
just begun. After returning to
Cybertron, Starscream assumes
command of the Decepticons,
and has decided to return to
Earth with force. The Autobots
believing that peace was possible
finds out that Megatron's dead
body has been stolen from the US
Military by Skorpinox and revives
him using his own spark. Now
Megatron is back seeking revenge
and with Starscream and more
Decepticon reinforcements on the
way, the Autobots with reinforce-
ments of their own, may have
more to deal with then meets
the eye. 2 hrs. 30 mins.

The Ugly Truth (R) B
Abby Richter (Katherine Heigl)
is a lovelorn TV producer who,
despite a long and arduous
search for the perfect mate, is
hopelessly single. The battle of
the sexes heats up when her
employers team her up with
Mike Chadway (Gerard Butler), an
opinionated TV celebrity who plans
to put Abby through the wringer to
prove his own theories about
what makes men and women
tick. 1 hr. 35 mins.


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

TOWN CENTER 16, Port Charlote Town Center, Port Charlotte. 941-623-0111. Grade: : Ratings:
FRANK THEATERS GALLERIA 12, Galleria Plaza, Tamiami Trail, Venice. 941-408-0011. A: Excellent B: Good G Movie suitable for all ages. : CHECK LISTINGS ONLINE:
MERCHANTS CROSSING, U.S. 41, N. Fort Myers. 888-262-4386. C: Average D: Fair -PG Parental guidance suggested May not be suitable for small children. Www.sunnewspapers.net/
AMC SARASOTA 12,8201 S. Tiami Trail, Sarasota. 941-922-3130. op e PG- Parents strongly cautioned-May not b sui table for children under 13. : entertainment/movies.aspx
HOLLYWOOD 20, 1993 Main St., Sarasota. 941-954-5768. provided by Sun wire seices R Restricted Contains mature themes. Children under 17 not admitted without an adult.
S1 NC- 17 No children under 17 admitted.




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CALENDAR EXTRA


Jamaica day
celebration
Port Charlotte Interna-
tional Church will hold its
annual Jamaica's Indepen-
dence Celebration &
Soccer Tournament from
2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at
the North Charlotte
Regional Park, 1185
O'Donnell Blvd., Port
Charlotte. The community
is invited to participate in
this family fun day of
events. In addition to the


soccer tournament, there
will be a Jamaican food
concession stand, Gospel
music, a bounce house for
the kids, cotton candy,
snow cones and Juggles
the Clown.
Admission is free.
Participation in the soccer
tournament requires prior
registration. For more
information, call 941-627-
9036 or visit www.pci-
church.org. The church is
located at 24038 Har-
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from the '50s, '60s and '70s at 7:30 p.m.
Friday Saturday at the
Cultural Center Theater,
2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte.
Enjoy the music of Nat King Cole,
Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, The Platters,
Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, Roberta Flack,
The Carpenters and Captain & Tennile.
A portion of the proceeds will
benefit the Animal Welfare League.
Tickets are $12 general admission, $18 VIP.
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* Wagon Wheel
165 S. Polk Ave, Arcadia.
8 p.m.- midnight, karaoke DJ.

ENGLEWOOD
* Bean Depot Cafe
4370 Garden Road, El Jobean.
6 p.m.- 9 p.m. Friday,
Les Pearsall.
* Englewood Eagles #3885
250 Old Englewood Road,
Englewood.
941-474-9802.
6:30 p.m.- 10:30 p.m.
Friday, live music.
6:30 p.m.- 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, Quiet Fire.
6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Andy G.
* Englewood's on Dearborn
(formerly Coconut Grove)
362 W. Dearborn St., Englewood.
941-475-7501.
6 p.m. 10 p.m. Thursday,
karaoke with WAM Entertainment.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m. Friday,
Smoked Mullet Band.
6 p.m. -10 p.m. Wednesday,
live music.
* Rotonda Elks
303 Rotonda Blvd. W., Rotonda.
941-697-2710.
7:30 p.m. Thursday, bingo.
* Shucker's
2440 S. McCall Road,
Englewood.
941-681-3036.
5 p.m. 9 p.m. Sunday,
Les Pearsall.
* Waterside Grill
15001 Gasparilla Road, Placida.
5 p.m.- 7 p.m. Wednesday,
Les Pearsall.

NORTH PORT
* Riverside Lounge
at Budget Inn
14000 Tamiami Trail, North Port.
941-429-1534.
9 p.m.- 1:30 a.m. Friday-
Saturday, karaoke
with J.R. & Janet.
Sunday, poker.
7 p.m. 10 p.m. Tuesday, poker.
9 p.m.- 12:30 a.m. Wednesday,
ladies night/karaoke
with J.R. & Janet.
SVFW 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 Sound Investment.
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,
Adrenelin Junkies.
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 p.m. Friday,
karaoke with M & M.
- 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.
8:30 p.m. 12:30 a.m. Friday,
The Crashers.
8:30 p.m. 12:30 a.m. Saturday,
Adrenalin Junkies.
5 p.m. Sunday, As Is Band.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m. Tuesday,
karaoke with Marlene.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m. Wednesday,
Sammy J & The Guys.
* Sun Flea Market & Kidstar
18505 Paulson Drive,
Port Charlotte.
941-255-3532.
Noon 3 p.m. Friday,
Kenny Anderson.
Noon 3 p.m. Saturday,
ive music.
Noon 3 p.m. Sunday, live music.
- Visani featuring
The Comedy Zone
2400 Kings Highway,
Port Charlotte.
941-629-9191.
8 p.m.Thursday- Friday,
live comedy with JJ Boyd
and John Betz Jr.
7:30 p.m., 10 p.m. Saturday,
live comedy with JJ Boyd
and John Betz Jr.
7:30 p.m. Tuesday,
Diva &The Italian Guy
8 p.m. Wednesday, live comedy
with Johnny Millwater
and Sid Davis.
- Willie's Cocktails
4095 tamiami Trail,
Port Charlotte.
941-624-2245.
7 p.m. Saturday, Wednesday,
Texas Hold 'Em.
1 p.m. Sunday, Texas Hold 'Em.
10 p.m. Tuesday, Beer Pong.

PUNTA GORDA
SAmerican Legion Post 103
2101 Taylor Road, Punta Gorda.
941-639-6337.
6 p.m.- 9 p.m. Friday, TBA.
* Benedettos
300 W Retta Esplanade,
Punta Gorda
8 p.m.- midnight Friday,
Storm Surge.
* 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.
* Cafe Ruelle
117W. Marion Ave.,
Punta Gorda.
941-575-3553.
7 p.m.- 10 p.m. Wednesday,
Open Mic Night.
7 p.m.- 10 p.m.Thursday,
Blues Jam Night.


* Danny's Deep Creek Pub
24901 Sandhill Blvd. Unit 14,
Punta Gorda.
941-764-0640.
www.dannysdeepcreekpub.com.
6 p.m.- midnight, Thursday,
Friday, Saturday, Free ride
program.
7:30 p.m. Thursday,
karaoke with Danny.
9 p.m. Thursday, Ladies Wii
bowling tournament.
Noon midnight, Friday -
Saturday, Danny's Power Poker.
9 p.m. Friday, Brown Sugar.
9 p.m. Friday, Wii Bowling
Masters Tournament.
9 p.m., 10 p.m. Saturday, Wii
Dutch Bowling Tournament.
5 p.m. Sunday, Wii
bowling lessons.
Noon 10 p.m. Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday,
Danny's Power Poker.
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.
Golden Tee Golf.
* Harpoon Harry's
1200 W. Retta Esplanade,
Punta Gorda.
941-637-1177.
9 p.m. midnight Saturday,
The Crashers.
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.
5 p.m.- 9 p.m. Friday,
Jimmy Jay & The Jay-Men.
5 p.m.- 9 p.m. Saturday,
Danny & Sunny.
* Mooseheads
318 Tamiami Trail #111
Corner of U.S. 41 North
and Virginia, Punta Gorda.
941-505-0404.
8 p.m.Thursday, open mic night.
9 p.m. Friday Saturday,
live music.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Texas
Hold 'em Poker.
- The Perfect Caper
121 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda.
941-505-9009.
7 p.m.- 10 p.m.Thursday-
Saturday, live classic jazz
in the lounge by Trio "Taste.

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Buddy Sebastian, "Diva
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Diva & The Italian Guy will be brining their Vegas-
style show to Visani Tuesday Wednesday.
The duo will be leaving for their Northeast concert
tour at the end of August, and return to Visani in
November.
Show times are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and 1 p.m.
Wednesday.
Visani Dinner Theater is located at 2400 Kings Hwy,
Port Charlotte. For tickets, call 941-629-9191.




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. Punta Gorda Elks
25538 Shore Drive,
Punta Gorda.
941-637-2606.
Karaoke Monday, Wedneday
until 10 p.m.
Live music and dancing Friday,
Saturday until 10 p.m.
5 Ryan's Subs and Sports Grill
5268 Duncan Road,
Punta Gorda.
941-505-7827.
4 p.m. Monday, Free pool.
9 p.m.- midnight Wednesday,
Sink or Swim. Dance
Music by Dj Mo Ron.
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 Brown Sugar.
8 p.m. midnight Saturday,
Tight Squeeze.


4 p.m.- 7 p.m. Sunday, TBA.
7 p.m.- 10 p.m.Tuesday,
karaoke inside with M&M.
7 p.m.- 10 p.m. Wednesday,
Jimi Banks.
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.
1 p.m.- 5 p.m. Sunday,
Biker Bash with T.C. &
The Troublemakers.
Monday, Free pool.

VENICE/NOKOMIS
. Honoluana Island Grill
222 Airport Ave., Venice.


941-483-3553.
7 p.m. Friday, Honoluanua 2nd
Anniversary Party featuring Koko
Ray & The Soul PRoviders.
7 p.m. Saturday, Jason
(from Big Daddy) goes solo.
- The Office Pub
1195 U.S. 41 Bypass South,
Venice.
941-445-5973.
7 p.m. 10 p.m. Wednesday,
bar bingo.
8 p.m. Friday, 8-Ball pool
tournament.
9 p.m.- 1 a.m. Saturday,
karaoke with Jim & Deb.
2 p.m. Sunday, Wii Golf and
Bowling.
9 p.m.- midnight Monday,
Free pool.
* Saltwater Cafe
1071 N. Tamiami Trail, Nokomis.


941-488-3775.
5 p.m. 9 p.m. Wednesday,
Gary Lesher.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m. Friday,
Gary Lesher.
7 p.m.- 11 p.m. Saturday,
Tony Fiorentino.
11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., Sunday
brunch with Gary Lesher.
5 p.m. 8 p.m. Sunday, Gary
Lesher. Caribbean Island Night.
DEADLINE:
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include your club or restaurant
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Skyview Cafe lives up to its name


Skyview Caf6 lives up
to its name with
floor-to-ceiling
windows in its two dining
rooms looking out on the
runways of Charlotte
County Airport and the
skies above. The view and
airport activity create the
atmosphere along with
the large model planes
hanging from the ceiling.
The rooms are spacious
and airy with tables set
far enough apart for
comfortable
conversation.
Breakfasts, served until
11 a.m., are special at the
Skyview Caf6. Both the
three egg omelets and the
one-pan offerings cost
either $6.15 or $6.70
depending on the
ingredients. The one-pan
entrees scramble together
all the ingredients,
including the potatoes
and are topped with
melted cheese. The
omelets are skillfully
folded around the
ingredients and are
served with toast and a
choice of hash browns,
home fries or grits. The


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omelets and the one-pan
dishes feature all the
usual combinations as
well as all- veggie ($6.15)
and taco ($6.70) omelets.
He enjoyed the taco
omelet, filled with savory
ground beef and topped
with lettuce, tomato,
cheese and sour cream.
The seasoning was
reminiscent of the flavors
of Mexican chorizo
sausage. She also was
pleased by the taste of
her Denver one-pan
($6.15), with a generous
amount of ham, peppers,
onions, potatoes and
melted cheddar over all.
There never seemed to be
a limit to the coffee and a
switch from regular to
decaffeinated was easily
accommodated.
Other breakfast menu
items include a choice of


CALENDAR EXTRAS


Back to School
Carnival
The Cultural Center of
Charlotte County together
with Charlotte County
Public Schools will offer
their second Back to
School Carnival from 9
a.m. to noon on Saturday
at the Cultural Center,
2280 Aaron St., Port
Charlotte. The event is to
help Charlotte County
families during these
economic hardships
provide their children with


much needed back to
school supplies. This event
allows local businesses
and individuals to actively
invest in the well-being
and education of children
from local families.
At the carnival there will
be games, educational and
safety information for the
parents and students, and
prizes, all centered around
school supplies. Donations
of supplies and money are
much needed to make this
event a success. Kits and
loose school supplies will


Skyview Cafe
Address: 28000 Airport Road, Punta Gorda.
Telephone number: 941-637-6004
Hours: 7 a.m.- 8 p.m. Friday.
7 a.m. 2 p.m. All other days.
Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover accepted.
Atmosphere.................... f Price: $
Value for Money: Healthy choices:..................No
Value for Money:........ *
Kids Menu: No
Service: $ Full Bar No
$ $110; $$ $11 $15 Dress: Casual
$$$-$16- $20; $$$$ Over $20 per person.
Fourforks Excellent Three forks Very Good Entertainment: ...................No
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eggs and meats, biscuits
and gravy, regular and
blueberry pancakes,
French toast and crunchy
French toast. This last
item caught our eye with
its promise of a cinna-
mon and oatmeal crust.
Our server told us we
could order a single slice
($2.20) although it was
not offered on the menu,
and we jumped at the
chance to share a little
something sweet with our
coffee. The crunchy
French toast was as
promised; crunchy on the
outside, tender in the
middle. She was delight-



be handed out at the
carnival. For more infor-
mation on how to help,
call Donna Barrett at
941-625-4175, ext. 253.

Bowl For
Kids Sake
Big Brothers Big Sisters
of Charlotte County will
have its annual Bowl For
Kids Sake fundraiser
Saturday at Bowland on
Harbor Boulevard in Port
Charlotte. Teams can sign
up now for $50 per


ed to find that sugar-free
syrup was right
on the table.
A glance at a lunch
menu indicated that
there were many good
choices for that meal
also. Friday nights there
is a Fish Fry from 4 p.m.
to 8 p.m. Looking around
the dining room we tried
to guess which of the
customers might be
pilots or passengers in
transit. We might be
wrong, but it seemed to
us that most, if not all of
them that day, had only
traveled by road as far as
the Skyview Caf6.



person, which includes
three games of bowling,
lunch, door prizes and
more. There will be
two flights.
Registration will be at
12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Businesses and individu-
als may sponsor a bowler
for the event. For more
information, contact
Big Brothers Big Sisters
at 941-625-6164, visit
the office at
3052 Tamiami Trail,
or call Jesse Embury at
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Venice
Symphony
Summer Music
Camp show
Venice Symphony
Summer Music Camp
will have a program for
family and friends at 2:30
p.m. Friday. The
campers (grades four
through twelve) have
been having instrumen-
tal instruction, music
games, music theory,
music history, and an
introduction to conduct-
ing since the camp began
July 20. The final pro-
gram, presented by the
young musicians, will be
at Venice-Nokomis
United Methodist
Church, 208 Palm
Avenue, in Nokomis.
The Venice Symphony
is sponsoring this
opportunity for young
people to become
involved in the exciting
world of music.

Library programs
to start
The local libraries have
announced their events
for the month of August.
A Summer Reading
Program will be held
from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday at the Port
Charlotte Library, 2280
Aaron St. This will be the
library's summer pro-
gram finale, with an ice
cream social held. For
more information, call
941-764-5562.
The Mystery Reader's
Book Club will meet at
4 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Port
Charlotte Library. Come
prepared to discuss
"Gone for Good" by
Harlan Coben.
Call 941-764-5562 for
more information.


The Super Saturday
Movie event will be held
at 1 p.m. Aug. 15 at the
Mid-County Regional
Library, 2050 Forrest
Nelson Blvd., Port
Charlotte. It is a fun
afternoon of family
activity with current
releases on DVD. For
more information, call
941-613-3170. A Local
Author Book Discussion
will be held at 6 p.m. Aug.
19 at the Port Charlotte
Library. Come prepared
to discuss "Journey to
Tracer's Point" with
author Gwyn Ramsey.
For more information,
call 941-764-5562. Space
is limited to 80 people.
All events are free and
open to the public.

Wedding expo
The Charlotte Harbor
Event and Conference
Center will play host to
the Southwest Wedding
& Event Expo from 1 p.m.
to 4 p.m. Sunday at
75 Taylor St., Punta
Gorda. Brides-to-be are
encouraged to preregister
for this one-stop wed-
ding event. There will be
food tasting, demonstra-
tions, live entertainment
including a Bridal and
Tuxedo Fashion Show,
and music. There will be
many vendors present
with information about
flowers, travel, entertain-
ment, wedding cakes,
photography formalwear
and more. Door prizes
and a special grand prize
will be available. To
register or for more
information, call Char-
lotte Bridal Boutique &
Formalwear at 941-255-
1205, visit www.wedding-
sofcharlotte.com


or e-mail charlotte
bridal@earthlink.net.

Bow Wow cruises
Capt. Louie Desguin of
Punta Gorda River Boat
Tours has announced
boat trips designed for
people and their dogs
will begin on Aug. 6 and
continue on the first
Thursday of each month.
"Muttini Mingle, Bow
Wow Cruise" will depart
at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. from
Laishley Park Marina,
Slip E-2, 100 E. Retta
Esplanade, Punta Gorda.
Pets are invited to bring
their humans and enjoy
a one-hour boat trip on
board "The Peggy Jean."
Water will be available
for the animals. The cost


is $10 per person and
proceeds go to benefit
the Charlotte County
Animal Welfare League.
Seats are limited to 26
people and their pets per
trip. To book a seat or for
more information, call
941-625-6720 or
941-380-6814.


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Local author's novel wins regional fiction award


By LAURA A. SCHMID
STAFF WRITER
A tale of a small town
and the cold-case murder
of a former high school
beauty has earned a local
author a regional fiction
award.
PD. LaFleur of Punta
Gorda received the the
2009 gold medal for best
regional fiction from the
Independent Publisher
Book Awards for his third
novel, "Mill Town,"
according to RGI Press.
This is his first award for
a novel.
"It feels wonderful to
win the award," LeFleur
said. "I wanted to write
something about small-
town America," noting
the community por-
trayed in the book is
almost a character itself.
The 60-year-old
author grew up in small
towns in New England,
which served as the
basis for this work
of fiction.
However, he said one
episode in "Mill Town"
is drawn from
Punta Gorda.
Although LaFleur, a
father of two and
grandfather of five, drew
on his experiences in
various towns for the


book, he said he has
been told by readers
from different parts of
the country they are
convinced they know
exactly where and when
certain events happened
in the book and the
people involved.
LaFleur has been
writing novels and short
stories for nearly 11
years and previously
worked at a small
Massachusetts newspa-
per in Hudson, Mass.,
"The News Enterprise."
"I'm thrilled with
words," LaFleur said in a
phone interview while
on a book tour in New
York and the New
England area this
summer. "I'm awed by
the power of words."
LaFleur also teaches a
class about novel writing
twice a year at the
Lifelong Learning
Institute at Edison State
College.
Before turning to
writing full time, he was
the CEO of a small
insurance company in
Boston.
He and his wife moved
to Florida 12 years ago
after he retired and
discovered Punta Gorda
while living in Lakeland.


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Local author PD. LaFleur's third book, 'Mill Town; recently
received a 2009 gold medal for best regional fiction.


They fell in love with the
city and moved there
several years ago,
opening the Caf6 Ruelle
in Punta Gorda, which
they later sold.
LaFleur has a fourth
fictional novel coming
out next year, "Disturbing
the Peace," with the title


CALENDAR EXTRA


Rock film
to be shown
in Sarasota
The Sarasota Film
Society, the Big House
Foundation and the
19th Annual Sarasota
Bluesfest will present a
showing of "Please Call
Home," a documentary
film about the Allman
Brothers Band.


The film, which will
be making its Florida
premier, will be shown
at 6:30 p.m. Friday at
Burns Court Cinema in
Sarasota.
Tickets are $25 and
are available at
www.filmsociety.org.
An after-party cele-
bration will be held at
50NE6 Burns and will
feature Berry Oakley


Jr., son of the band's
original bass player.
The film is to help
raise awareness and
funds for the restora-
tion of The Big House,
the former residence of
the band and now a
museum in Macon, Ga.
For more informa-
tion, call 941-364-8662
ext. 2008, or e-mail
tim@filmsociety.org.


referring to the Peace
River. He has worked on
it nearly two years and is
almost finished.
"It's going to give you a
feel of old Florida,"


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similar to areas such as
Arcadia in DeSoto
County, and Zolfo Springs
and Fort Meade in
Hardee County.


He plans a Florida book
tour in early 2010. To
learn more about LaFleur
and his books, go online
to www.pdlafleur.com.


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WINNER: Venice Theatre
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WINNER: AAA Travel
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WINNER: Venice Wine And
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WINNER: Gold Rush BBQ
FINALIST: Rib City
BREAKFAST
WINNER: Perkins
FINALIST: Flapjack's
BUFFET
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FINALIST: Panda Pavilion
BURGER
WINNER: Norma Jeans
FINALIST: Bogey's Sports Pub
CAFE
WINNER: Caf6 Venice
FINALIST: Knights Trail Caf6
CHICKEN WINGS
WINNER: Bogey's Sports Pub
FINALIST: Beef'O'Brady's
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DESSERTS
WINNER: Rib City
FINALIST: Perkins
DINNER UNDER $10
WINNER: Mel's Diner
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EARLY BIRD
WINNER: Saltwater Caf6
FINALIST: Althea's
HAPPY HOUR
WINNER: Bogey's Sports Pub
FINALIST: Chili's
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SHIRTS, PANTS & MEXICAN RESTAURANT
JACKETS
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COOK'S SPORTLAND, INC.
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BANK/FINANCIAL INSTITUTION
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FINALIST: Bank Of Venice

CPA/ACCOUNTING FIRM
WINNER: Hough & Company
FINALIST: Gary Brannon CPA

FINANCIAL PLANNER
WINNER: Kevin Cox
FINALIST: Don Hay

HOME HEALTH SERVICES
WINNER: Take Care Private Duty Home Health Care
FINALIST: Home Health Services Of Venice

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MORTGAGE COMPANY
WINNER: Gulfside Mortgage Services Inc
FINALIST: Wachovia


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NURSING/REHAB CENTER
WINNER: Pinebrook Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
FINALIST: Harbor Chase Of Venice

RETIREMENT COMMUNITY
WINNER: Aston Gardens At Pelican Pointe
FINALIST: Village On The Isle

STOCK BROKERAGE FIRM
WINNER: Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
FINALIST: Wachovia Securities, LLC

AUTO REPAIR SHOP
WINNER: Pit Stop
FINALIST: Ron's Auto Radiator Service

AUTO DEALER SERVICE
WINNER: Darby Buick, Pontiac, GMC
FINALIST: Cramer Toyota Of Venice

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CAR WASH
WINNER: Eager Beaver Car Wash
FINALIST: Venice Car Wash

CHILDREN'S BOUTIQUE
WINNER: Nana's A Children's Shop
FINALIST: Small Change Consignment

CHIROPRACTIC OFFICE
WINNER: Twin Palms Chiropractic Health Center
FINALIST: Venice Village Chiropractic

CITRUS COMPANY
WINNER: Nokomis Groves
FINALIST: Albritton Fruit Co

COMPUTER STORE
WINNER: Staples
FINALIST: Leaderchip

CONSIGNMENT SHOP
WINNER: St Marks Divine Consign
FINALIST: Yesterdays Memories

DAY SPA
WINNER: Venice Day Spa
FINALIST: Simplicity Salon & Day Spa


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DAYCARE CENTER
WINNER: South County Family YMCA
FINALIST: Lakeside Lutheran Pre-School
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WINNER: Davis & Beyer DDS PA
FINALIST: Lackey Donald W DDS

DRY CLEANER
WINNER: Venetian Cleaners
FINALIST: Hi-Tech Cleaners

FLORIST
WINNER: Addington's Florist
FINALIST: Always An Occasion Florist

HAIR SALON
WINNER: James Griffith Salon
FINALIST: Crazy Horse & Company Hair

HEALTH FOOD STORE
WINNER: Richard's Whole Foods
FINALIST: General Nutrition Centers

HEARING AIDS
WINNER: Affordable Hearing
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Thank you readers for voting us The Best
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JEWELRY STORE
WINNER: Classic Creations In Diamonds & Gold
/.FINALIST: Reflections In Gold
LIMOUSINE SERVICE
.WINNER: Blue Sky Airport Limo Service
FINALIST: Hurricane Limo Inc
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iAPAAT.MENT HOaS -LIQUOR STORE
-:. WINNER: ABC Fine Wines And Spirits
'r FINALIST: Brindley's Liquors & Cheese Shop
.MEAT MARKET
WINNER: Herman's Meats
FINALIST: Midwestern Meats
MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE SUPPLIES
WINNER: Medical Department Store
Su FINALIST: Barclay Pharmacy

SNAIL SALON
SApt & C WINNER: Nice Nails
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NEW CAR DEALER
WINNER: Venice Lincoln-Mercury
FINALIST: Cramer Toyota Of Venice

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OFFICE SUPPLY STORE
WINNER: Staples
FINALIST: Office Depot

OIL CHANGES
WINNER: Pit Stop
FINALIST: Jiffy Lube

OPTICAL CENTER & EYEWEAR
WINNER: Center For Sight
FINALIST: Serenity Eyewear Boutique

PET GROOMING
WINNER: Doggie Den
FINALIST: Mutt Hutt Grooming Salon

PET KENNEL
WINNER: Driftwood Kennels
FINALIST: Greencove Kennel

PET SHOP/SUPPLIES
WINNER: Mike's Aquarium & Pet Shop
FINALIST: Pet Supermarket

PET SITTERS
WINNER: Driftwood Kennels
FINALIST: Venice Pet Sitters







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PHARMACY
WINNER: Walgreen Drug Stores
FINALIST: Barclay Pharmacy


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PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO
WINNER: Island Photographics
FINALIST: Turner Photography

PHYSICAL THERAPY FACILITY
WINNER: Sunset Lake Health & Rehabilitation Center
FINALIST: Florida West Coast Physical Therapy


PRE-OWNED CAR DEALER
WINNER: Darby Buick, Pontiac, GMC
FINALIST: Cramer Toyota Of Venice

PRIVATE SCHOOL
WINNER: Epiphany Cathedral School
FINALIST: Venice Christian School

SHOE STORE
WINNER: Dick's Shoes
FINALIST: B & B Bootery Inc

STATIONERY STORE
WINNER: Venice Stationers
FINALIST: Paper Pad


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SUPERMARKET
WINNER: Publix
FINALIST: Sweetbay

TANNING SALON
WINNER: Bronze Beach Tanning Salon
WINNER: Ultra Nails & Tanning Utopia

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE
WINNER: Massage by M.J. Mooney, LMT
FINALIST: Island Touch Massage

THRIFT SHOP
WINNER: Goodwill Manasota
FINALIST: St Marks Divine Consign

TIRES
WINNER: Pit Stop
FINALIST: Tire Kingdom

VETERINARY SERVICE
WINNER: Bright Cross Animal Clinic
FINALIST: Venice Pines Veterinary Clinic

WOMEN'S BOUTIQUE
WINNER: Sun Bug
FINALIST: Stein Mart


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APPLIANCES
WINNER: Jessup's
FINALIST: DeSears

BEDS & MATTRESSES
WINNER: Land Of Sleep
FINALIST: DeSears

CABINET COMPANY
WINNER: Clover Interior Systems Inc
FINALIST: CCS Cabinetry

CARPET CLEANING
WINNER: Gulf Coast Carpet Cleaning
FINALIST: Stanley Steemer

CARPET/ TILE/FLOORING
WINNER: Montgomery's Carpet Plus
FINALIST: Cheetah Flooring Outlet

COOLING/HEATING SERVICES
WINNER: Superior Heating & Cooling Corp
FINALIST: Dan's Heating & Cooling Inc


FURNITURE, BEST OVERALL
WINNER: Fox Furniture
FINALIST: Nice Diggs Home Furnishings









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FURNITURE, DINING/KITCHEN
WINNER: Dinettes Unlimited
FINALIST: Fox Furniture

FURNITURE, PATIO/OUTDOOR
WINNER: Home Depot
FINALIST: Perfection Pool And Patio

GARAGE DOOR COMPANY
WINNER: Omega Garage Door Company
FINALIST: Door Depot

HARDWARE STORE
WINNER: Babe's
FINALIST: Kile's Ace Hardware

HOMEBUILDER
WINNER: Caithness Construction Inc
FINALIST: J & J Homes

HOUSING COMMUNITY
WINNER: Sawgrass
FINALIST: Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club

LANDSCAPE/LAWN MAINTENANCE
WINNER: Hazeltine Nurseries Inc
FINALIST: Artistree Landscape Maintenance & Design


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LIGHTING & FANS
WINNER: Dan's Fan City
FINALIST: Lowe's Home Improvement

MOVING COMPANY
WINNER: Kearney Moving & Storage
FINALIST: TNT Movers

NURSERY & GARDEN CENTER
WINNER: MRT Lawn & Garden Center
FINALIST: Hazeltine Nurseries Inc

PEST CONTROL
WINNER: Arrow Pest Control
FINALIST: Hoskins Pest Control

POOL INSTALLATION
WINNER: Aquatech Pools GC
FINALIST: Gettle Pools

REAL ESTATE AGENT
WINNER: Gae Stewart
FINALIST: Mary Ellen Deiter

REAL ESTATE FRANCHISE
WINNER: Remax Alliance Group
FINALIST: Century 21 Almar & Associates


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#1 in 2009!.



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REAL ESTATE
INDEPENDENT OFFICE
WINNER: Hackworth Realty Group LLC
FINALIST: Paradise Realty Of Venice Inc

REAL ESTATE TEAM
WINNER: Jo-Anne Sckowska And Nell Taylor
FINALIST: Janice And Norm Holloway

RENTAL APTS./CONDOS
WINNER: Venetian At Capri Isles
FINALIST: Woodmere Apartments

RENTAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
WINNER: Horse And Chaise Property Management
FINALIST: Home & Condo Rentals

ROOFING COMPANY
WINNER: Mastercraft Roofing
WINNER: Olsen Roofing

TITLE COMPANY
WINNER: Chelsea Title Company
FINALIST: First American Title Insurance Co


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TV & VCR REPAIR
WINNER: Nottingham TV Sales & Service
FINALIST: Action TV
WINDOW TREATMENTS
WINNER: Window D6cor
FINALIST: Imperial Blind & Shutter
BAIT & TACKLE
WINNER: Cooks
FINALIST: Bellagio
BICYCLE SHOP
WINNER: Bicycle International
FINALIST: Reale Bicycles Inc
BOAT, PURCHASE
WINNER: Marine Max
FINALIST: Gulf Harbor
GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
WINNER: Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club
FINALIST: Jacaranda West Country Club
GOLF COURSE, PUBLIC
WINNER: Lake Venice Golf Club
FINALIST: Golf Club At Capri Isles


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GOLF SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT
WINNER: Venice Golf Center
FINALIST: Pro Golf
HEALTH & FITNESS CLUB
[ WINNER: South County Family YMCA
FINALIST: Lifestyle Family Fitness
MARINA
WINNER: Crow's Nest
FINALIST: Bellagio
FINALIST: Marine Max
RV DEALER
WINNER: Bates RV
FINALIST: RVWorld
TENNIS CLUB
WINNER: Jacaranda West Country Club
FINALIST: Courtside Tennis


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Venice Wine & Coffee
Richard Brower & Cindy Hicks


Bogey's
Paul Ebaugh & Kim Matselboba


Scoops Ice Cream
Joan Cusack & Carly Loyd


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Mel's Diner
Bob McCrory


Nice Nails
Tammy Nguyen


Doggie Den Venice Theatre
Jennifer & Greg Laurie Colton & Andrea Bekkenhuis


Eager Beaver Carwash
Simone Budd & Adam Miller


Sharky's on the Pier
Justin Pachota


Aston Gardens at Pelican Pointe South CountyYMCA Ultra Nails & Tanning Utopia
Lynn Byer, Therese Williams, Joe Traficante, Tara Richmond & Nancy Trascik Ken Modzelewski Lisa Saucier


Harbor Chase
back: Bea Dodge, Angela Mikula, Melinda Mudge, Tammy Tolley-Hunt, Rich Jakanski
front: Sharon Luncsford, Frankie Phillips, MaryJo Balog, Michelle Harwood, Nancy Pepsin, Linda Peterson


Island Photographics
MelisaWhitehead & Kate Hill-Moore


Thai Bistro
Kwan Taylor


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Michael Saunders & Co.
Jo-Ann Sckowska


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Pit Stop
Timothy Gresens, John L Green, Terry Tingley, Charles R Blackburn & Rck Perry


Classic Creations
Chuck, Sylvia, Evan & Cindy Duke


Twin Palms Chiropractic Health Center
Dan Bush & Erene Romanski


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Center for Sight
Nancy Baker & Jim Alpaugh


Roberts Insurance Group
Bill Willson, Karen Roberts, Wayne Roberts & Tim Cray


Omega Doors
Rich Buonpane & MarkVasilchek


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Blue Sky Limo
Lisa Scheeringa


Buffalo Bill's Catering
Gary & Lucy Steinwachs


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Olsen Roofing James Griffith Salon The Venetian at Capri Isle
James Bingham, Jr. Heather & Stephen Moon Melissa Dwyer & Lane Weiss


Bushido Sushi
Susan & Sarah MaCrae


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Janis M Pierce & Debbie Heyat









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Venice Art Center
Jean Trammell, Tonya Sauppe, Mary Morris, Ron & Susan Cairo


Take Care Private Duty Home Health Care Financial Planner
Terry Kaufman, Carl Wise & Kathy Holder Kevin Cox


Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Robert Waldron, Cindy Given, Joseph Giangreco & Kevin Cox


Montgomery's Carpets Plus Colortile
Neil Lambert, Missy, Bev, Mark, Lisa & Mike Montgomery


Elder's Fine Art & Antiques
Don Elder & Margaret Anne Graff


Hackworth Realty Group, LLC
Christina Lavoie, Cathy Jewell, Michele Ladig, Charlie Thayer, Mary Ellen Deiter, Ken Sula, Cindy and Mark Fucsik, Cliff Stiles, CarmelaWright & Susan Jager


Dinettes Unlimited Nottingham TV Sales & Service
Michael Hunsberger Paul & Annie Nottingham


Sunbug
Sandy & Dave Wilson


Bandana
Shannon & Butch Gerace


Nokomis Groves
Sandie Henderson, Joanna Pal & Brenda Kemerer









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Sunset Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center
Lynn Vanstone, Jennifer Braun, Chandra Harris, SheenaWilliams, Jennifer Waleko, Ellen Schaad, Nichole Kisgen & Nancy Wingert


Herman's Market
Michael Ciccarone


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Cafe Venice
KayAnn Kropac


Aquatech Pools
(Front) Mary Ann Terry, Erica and Annette Gustin
(back) Colton and Greg Gustin & Charlie Terry


Obee's Venice Island
Brittany, Tim, Nancy, Megan
& baby Tyler McGivern


Venice Lincoln Mercury
Eddye Howard Jr. & Michael Hutchinson


MasterCraft Roofing
Scott Severson


Venice Stationers
Baker & Rosanne Brown


Lake Venice Club
Rod & Theresa Parry


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Venice Golf Center
Kathy & Dan Burkwald


Addingtons
Kerr Craig, Brenda Smith, Pete Smith,Dorcy Frenz,
Meghen Compbell, Elizabeth Beckwith & Mellisa Buckle


Gulf Coast Carpet Cleaning
Jim Scott, Tawni Rich, Justin Scott, Daisy Graf. Bob Mitchell, Connie Carjan, Brian Fowler & Anson Wagner


KearneyMoving & Storage
John & J.P. Kearney


Darby
Joe Mazur


Epiphany
Cheri Cray






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Quality Care with a Smile -
Testimonials! _


"Pinebrook, by way of your staff, opened not
only their doors but also their hearts to my
mom and dad, making a transition which
was intensely difficult and emotional easier
than I could have ever imagined."
"Here is what I see regarding Pinebrook's
performance as a Nursing Center: My
mother is happy and healthier than she has
been for years, her emotional and mental
conditions are much improved and she
refers to Pinebrook as her home and the
staff as her new family."
"The therapy was excellent and the nurses
ere "angels". I would recommend
inebrook to anyone. My husband is doing
better then he has in years."
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and Family Satisfaction
| Outpatient Therapy
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. Employee and Resident Waiting Lists

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* Services include: Physical, Speech, &
Occupational Therapies...plus outpatient
rehabilitation & an outdoor Therapy Garden!
* Respiratory and Restorative Services
* Overnight Observation for Same Day Surgery
* 24 Hour Nursing Care
* Respite Care
* Payor sources available: Private, Medicare,
Medicaid, Hospice, Commercial Insurance,
Managed Care
* Accredited by the Joint Commission on
Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations


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Business of the Year 2004 & 2008 -
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NuFse liasion of the year 2005 -
AHCA Step One Quality Award 2004
I"niirecfo~ef-Dietary Services of the year 2004
Business Office Manager of the year 2004 -
Social SerVice Director of the year for Sarasota & Man e County 2104
Avatohf Dementia Unit of the ear 2004
Emp yee oT the year State of Florida 2004 -
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