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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: August 26, 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: VID00714
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oclc - 47264140
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issn - 1536-1063
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LOCAL NEWS COVER TO COVER AWARD-WINNING WEEKLY NEWSPAPER


Simmonds' e-mail violates policy


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR


SUN PHOTO BY ED SCOTT
Employees continue work on some of the stuctures at Gran Paradiso
despite the owner's cash flow problems.


County sells 34


tax certificates


Compliance with the prohi-
bition on sending city-related
e-mails from private accounts
is proving difficult for some
city council members.
John Simmonds is the lat-
est to trip over the city policy,
implemented in April as part
of Sunshine lawsuit settle-
ment reached in February.
All Simmonds wanted to do
was send a letter to the editor
of the Gondolier Sun stating
his opinion of the draft com-
prehensive plan, recently sent


to the state
for review.
The prob-
lem is, he
sent it from
his personal
e-mail ac-
count.
City Clerk
Lori Stelzer Simmomds
wrote to
Simmonds and said that's a
violation not of the Sun-
shine Law or Open Records
Law, but of city policy.
"How do I stay out of jail
with this one?" Simmonds
replied. "The gist of it was


given to all council members
and the city manager and you
previously. But now it is a
dreaded e-mail."
"Is sending it to you com-
pliance with the new rules?"
he inquired.
"No," replied Stelzer. "You
should not be sending e-mails
re: city business from your
personal account. I have it as
a public record, but using
your personal account is a
violation of the IT (Internet
technology) policy. If you
receive an e-mail in your per-

Please see E-MAIL, 4A


Five from Gran Paradiso
among those purchased

BY ED SCOTT
STAFF WRITER

The office of Sarasota Coun-
ty Tax Collector Barbara Ford-
Coates sold 34 of 47 tax certifi-
cates offered online Tuesday,
accruing more than $149,000
in unpaid taxes for area gov-
ernments and taxing districts.
Among those were 17 cer-
tificates offered for unpaid
taxes on property owned by
Sam Rodgers, developer of
Gran Paradiso in the West Vil-
lages Improvement District.
Only five of the 17 certificates
were sold, generating $74,096
for the West Villages district.
"That's obviously not going
to cut the mustard," said West
Villages District Manager Todd
Wodraska of Special District
Services Inc. The remaining 12
certificates totaling more
than $3.4 million in unpaid
taxes, according to the tax col-
lector's office represent


funds West Villages board
members would use to pay for
infrastructure in the struggling
North Port community. Those
certificates will revert back to
Sarasota County.
"West Villages will get noth-
ing at this point for those," said
Diana Chadwell, deputy tax
collector. Had a sale not been
held Tuesday, one would not
have been held until June of
next year, "and we didn't want
to do that," she said. "Certainly
Gran Paradiso was a signifi-
cant amount of money for the
district. It was important for us
to attempt to sell them."
Rodgers now has until April
1, 2011, to pay back the county
and the purchasers of the five
certificates, plus interest, or
risk losing the property in tax
deed sales. An attempt to
reach Rodgers Tuesday was
unsuccessful.
West Villages board mem-
bers, who met Tuesday and
approved a $9.85 million bud-
get for 2009-10, will hold a


Please see TAX, 4A


School beginnings


SUN PHOTO BY GREG GILES
A member of the student safety patrol escorts Venice Elementary
kindergartners out to their bus following the first day of school on
Monday, Aug. 24. With school in session, motorists are reminded to
use extra caution and obey speed limits, particularly in school
zones.


ILLUSTRATION COURTESY OFTOTEMS ARCHITECTURE
Sharky's On The Pier restaurant unveiled its new concept plan for an expanded restaurant.


Restaurant expansion


plans OK'd by council


Airport noise abatement
plan is panned


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR

Venice City Council got its
first glimpse Tuesday of a con-
cept plan to expand Sharky's
restaurant on the Venice
Municipal Pier and they
liked what they saw.
The city leases the property
to The Pier Group, whose own-
ers and representatives of the
family-run business were on
hand Tuesday to unveil illus-
trations and design drawings
of the future Tahitian-themed
bar and restaurant.
The design calls essentially
for a second restaurant and bar
on the second floor in an
adjoining building. A water
feature with public restrooms
that beach-goers can use will
be on the first floor.
Recent changes in the state
building code require the new
restaurant be built at least 18
feet above sea level essen-
tially on the second floor. The
new building, however, will be
connected to the existing
restaurant.
The existing restaurant
kitchen will be enlarged and a
new entrance designed on its
northwest side, helping sepa-
rate the route shared by pa-
trons and for deliveries, a
drawback of the existing de-
sign.
The second restaurant will
serve between 110-160 patrons
with a balcony and waiting
deck, bringing the total num-
ber of seats at Sharky's restau-
rant to between 350 and 400.
"We're trying to make a


good place better a tropical
setting that provides good
views. That is the intent here,"
said designer Jerry Sparkman.
"We wanted to make sure to
solve some of the existing
problems," he said, like a small
kitchen, "deliveries and trash
and guests all using the same
entrance, and additional pub-
lic restrooms."
Visitors will be able to ac-
cess the pier from three points,
similar to the existing layout.
Bob Moore, attorney for The
Pier Group, said he expects
construction to begin within a
year. Under its existing con-
tract, the restaurant has 16
months to get all the necessary
permits in order. Six months
have already passed.
Council will have three
more chances to approve the
project throughout the plan-
ning and construction phases.
The city and The Pier Group
already expanded the parking
lot, stormwater facilities, and
nearby restrooms to the north.
Sharky's, which grew from a
hot dog stand, was opened in
1986 as a 90-seat bar and
restaurant at the entrance to
the Venice Fishing Pier.
Abatement
In other action, council sent
back for staff review a draft
noise abatement program.
Council criticized earlier ef-
forts for not being comprehen-
sive. The new plan, in its eighth
draft, still doesn't go far
enough, at least for Council
Member Sue Lang and Mayor
Ed Martin, who voiced misgiv-
ings.
Council Member Kit Mc-
Keon congratulated Watts for
"a job well done in moving for-
ward on this." He asked if there


was any way now that the
city decided to purchase the
unique operations counting
equipment DY Consultants
rented to update the airport
master plan to access real-
time monitoring information
to corroborate noise com-
plaints, some of which have
been suspect.
"Please remember, this is
aircraft counting equipment,
not aircraft tracking equip-
ment. There is a vast differ-
ence," Watts said.
Council Member Sue Lang
said she wanted the cameras
to be part of the noise abate-
ment program to help identify
aircraft. She also wants two
part-time position budgeted,
and their job descriptions,
included in the plan. The posi-
tions document and process
complaints.
Once again, Lang reiterated
a slew of recommendations -
like restricting flight training,
imposing night-time restric-
tions, establishing a noise
abatement committee, and
limiting certain types of air-
craft operations that she
said have been accepted by the
Federal Aviation Administra-
tion at other general aviation
airports.
Nick Carlucci, president of
the Venice Aviation Society
Inc., a nonprofit that helped
develop earlier drafts of the
noise abatement program, tes-
tified on numerous occasions
many of those exact ideas are
expressly forbidden by the
FAA. And where they do exist,
they were hand-crafted for
exact locations and particular
problems that do match the
Venice airport environment.

Please see PLANS, 4A


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1 5-digit winner: ............$194,239.80
243 4-digit winners:..............$128.50
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will close intermittently to
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Motorists may encounter


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10:30 a.m., noon, 12:30 p.m.,
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vessels.


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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26, 2009


Fees for registration,


driver licenses to jump


BY ANNE KLOCKENKEMPER
STAFF WRITER
AND BRIANNA WESTERVELT
SUN CORRESPONDENT


The cost of driving is about to go up and
it has nothing to do with the price of gas.
Starting Sept. 1, all Florida Department of
Motor Vehicle license and registration fees
will increase significantly, many doubling in
price.
Statewide, unless otherwise noted as
in the case of Sarasota County residents who
may visit the tax collector's office for some
DMV services, where an added service fee
will be assessed the cost of replacing a
driver license will increase to $25. License
renewals are rising from $20 to $48.
The cost increases will bring in about
$800 million dollars to the state $63 mil-
lion from renewal and replacement fees
alone, DMV officials say.
According to the state DMV Web site,
"these new base fees were established by the
Florida Legislature as part of the state's bud-
get development process," and "the money
collected from fees is primarily used to fund
the Department of Education (to teach
Florida children), the Department of
Transportation (to build roads and bridges)
and the Department of Highway Safety and
Motor Vehicles (to run the Florida Highway
Patrol, Division of Driver Licenses and
Division of Motor Vehicles)."
Any additional money resulting from the
increases will be returned to the state's gen-
eral revenue fund.
A fee increase scheduled to take effect
last October was never implemented. The
Web site states, "Fees have not been adjust-
ed in many years. For example, original and
renewal driver's license costs (on an annual
basis) have not increased since 1989 (20
years); the majority of motor vehicle regis-
tration fees have not increased since 1983
(26 years); and most title fees have not
increased since 1985 (24 years)."
Ann Nucatola, press secretary for the
state DMV, confirmed the upcoming
increases.
"Yes, the fees are changing this time; every-


DMV FEE INCREASES
DMV fee increases include:
Registrations:
Cars and trucks weighing up to 2,499 pounds,
from $28.10 to $46.65
Cars and trucks weighing 2,500-3,499 pounds,
from $36.10 to $57.65
Cars and trucks weighing 3,500 pounds or more,
from $46.10 to $71.15
Motorcycle, from $24.60 to $41.65
Moped, from $19.60 to $34.90
Travel trailer 35 feet or less, from $32.10 to $52.65
Motor home less than 4,500 pounds, from $32.10
to $52.65
Motor home 4,500 pounds or more, from $47.10 to
$72.90
Trailer 500 pounds or less, from $17.10 to $32.40
Manufactured/mobile home (cannot renew until
September), all increase by $5.25
All vessels increase by $2
Driver's licenses:
At the Sarasota County Tax Collector's Venice office:
(where additional service fees apply)
Driver license Class E renewal from $25.25 to
$54.25
Class E original from $32.25 to $54.25
Replacement from $15.25 to $31.25
ID card from $15.25 to $31.25

thing is going to take place Sept. 1," she said.
Vehicle registration renewal can be done
early and for two years at a time. Those with
birthdays through November of this year
can save money by choosing this option.
People can renew their driver license
early up to 18 months before it expires.
"We want to see people save money if it's
at all possible," said Liz Klaber, Sarasota
County deputy tax collector.
Replacements or renewals will be taken
at the Sarasota County Tax Collector's office
in Venice, inside the Robert L. Anderson
Administration Center at 4000 South
Tamiami Trail. There is a service fee associ-
ated with renewing or replacing licenses at
the Venice location, however. Renewal will
cost $54.25, while replacement will be
$31.25 at the tax collector's office. There is
no additional fee for services at the Sarasota
DMV office. Driver licenses also can be
renewed online.
For more information about the fee
increases, visit www.flhsmv.gov/DHSMVFees.
htm.


Sarasota Bay shellfish


population rebounds


BY GERALD A. ROGOVIN
CORRESPONDENT


An unexpected burst of young
scallops found in the past several
weeks in Sarasota's bays suggests
that the effort to restore them to
Southwest Florida has begun to
pay off.
A partnership of Sarasota
County, the Florida Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission Insti-
tute and a volunteer force of
waterfront property owners start-
ed last August placing young scal-
lops under their docks.
They hoped to reverse a trend,
under way since 1994, in which
young scallops were dying off.
According to the institute,
areas along Southwest Florida's
coast, including Sarasota Bay,
that once harbored dense scallop
populations, now support few, if
any.
To restore those numbers, the
state closed all of its waters to
commercial bay scallop fishing 15
years ago, and closed recreational
scallop fishing south of the
Suwannee River. The recreational
harvest season was reduced to
three months.
"But our efforts now appear to
be working," said Sarah
Stephenson, an assistant research
scientist at the institute. "The
numbers have been improving to
where we counted about 400
young scallops in a month's time."
The number jumped to 1,200
several weeks ago. Stephenson
and Rene A. Janneman, a county
environmental specialist involved
with the project, described them-
selves as "thrilled."
The likelihood of a commercial
scallops fishery being restored to
Southwest Florida is remote, they
agreed.
"But it's conceivable that people
in the area will again experience


fishing for, catching and eating
native scallops," Stephenson said.
"People over the age of 60
remember eating the scallops they
caught in Sarasota Bay," said John
Ryan, an environmental supervi-
sor with the county Water
Resources Department.
With red tide having declined
since 2005, he and Janneman
think that the local sea scallop
population has been allowed to
recover. Improved environmental
conditions favored seeding, Ryan
said.
The scallops are grown by the
institute, then placed in cages
under the docks offshore. They are
monitored each month. Residents
do it themselves. They also pull up
the cages and tend them.
It takes about a year for a scal-
lop to mature, and growth takes
place when the water temperature
drops, usually between November
and January.
Harvesting is limited to the
period between July 1 and
September. Individuals are limited
to 5 gallons of whole scallops,
including the shell, or 2 pints of
shucked meat.
Anyone harvesting scallops out-
side that period has violated state
law. Stiff penalties imposed by har-
bor patrols have been instituted,
according to Ryan.
"We'll know better a year from
now how well we're doing,"
Stephenson said. "But we are opti-
mistic that we can bring the bay
scallop back to the region."

Correction
An Aug. 22 story stated there
is a city summertime concert
band. The Venice Concert Band
takes a break after season,
according to band director Bill
Millner.


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lege of Florida in South Venice
"to discuss options in terms of
collecting assessments for the
parcels of Gran Paradiso that
have gone unpaid so far, and in
the future," Wodraska said. He
added that the low certificate
sales Tuesday will not affect
the upcoming district budget.
Rodgers did pay the taxes on
two properties, totaling $4,084,
which generated $1,547 for the
West Villages. The taxes on five


other properties also were paid
by other property owners who
avoided tax certificate sales.
Gran Paradiso is one of two
major developments in the
8,100-acre West Villages. Is-
landwalk is the other. Board
members, who are elected by
the major landowners, secured
bonds totaling approximately
$100.5 million in recent years.
Approximately $62.5 million
has been spent thus far on
infrastructure, from landscap-


ing to roads, and water and
sewer. Meanwhile the district
is paying off the bonds.
The unpaid taxes will im-
pact Gran Paradiso infrastruc-
ture development to a large
degree, but also the infrastruc-
ture in Island Walk and the
other areas of the West Villages,
Wodraska said.
"We actually need these cer-
tificates to be sold to help pay
for all of the debts," he said.
Those who purchased cer-


tificates Tuesday have until
noon Thursday to pay the tax
collector, Chadwell said. Pro-
ceeds will be distributed to the
entities to which the taxes are
owed.
The tax collector currently
has nearly 2,000 tax certificates
available for purchase. They can
be bought beginning in a few
days at www.sarasotacounty
taxsale.com.
Purchasers of those certifi-
cates would be able to collect 18


percent interest from property
owners.
"Last year was when we first
saw the biggest number of cer-
tificates go to the county in
many, many, many, many
years," Chadwell said.
"But by the end of the year
... we had sold all except for 46.
And there's no reason for us
not to expect for those (2,000)
not to be sold over the course
of the next year.
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sonal account, you need to for-
ward it immediately to your
city account."
'Are you saying, I can't send
a letter to the editor asking for
publication on my e-mail
address even if I send the city
clerk a copy?" Simmonds
wrote. "This ain't no fun any-
more, worrying about being in
trouble for doing your job,
when you're going public with
everything on city business."
The side of caution
Simmonds was one of nine


defendants in the suit filed by
Sarasota resident Anthony Lor-
enzo. One of the charges was
deleting e-mails that constitute
public records. It was later
learned that while Simmonds
did delete them from his per-
sonal e-mail account, the trash
bin was never emptied, and
thus the public records were
retrieved.
Mayor Ed Martin was simi-
larly warned of sending e-mails
that discuss city business via his
personal e-mail account. Many
of his latest e-mails either dis-


cuss the upcoming council
election or sought to enlist like-
minded supporters to write
columns or letters to local
newspapers or call in on the
Gondolier Sun Let 'em Have It
anonymous phone line.
He received a similar warn-
ing from Stelzer. Others con-
tinue to struggle with the new
IT policy.
Parks and Recreation Ad-
visory Board Member Earl
Quandt on Tuesday did what
few others have done. He ask-
ed the city clerk first whether it


was OK to send the mayor a
copy of an article.
"Should I send the article
from my city e-mail address or
from my personal e-mail
account?" Quandt asked.
"Should I send it to his city
account or to his personal
account?"
"If you are sending a note
with it, what will the note say?"
Stelzer replied. "Is it regarding
city business? To err on the
side of caution, I would sug-
gest you send it from your city
account to the mayor's


account. Using city accounts
for e-mails re: campaigning are
a violation of the IT policy."
Lorenzo's attorneys have
been watching post-lawsuit e-
mails closely and said they vio-
late the court order that
required the new policy. The
attorneys have made numer-
ous public records requests
and are considering further
legal action.
The court order resulted in
what is considered to be one of
the strictest IT policies around.
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Watts pointed out those same rec-
ommendations were made after com-
pleting an extensive FAA-sponsored
Part 150 Noise Study, which city council
expressly turned down.
The Part 150 Noise Study is consid-
ered the standard for determining
whether a noise problem is extensive
enough for the FAA to take action. A
Part 150 conducted at Venice Airport 17
years ago found it did not reach that
level.
"We worked with the FAA and came
up with the very best altitudes and pro-
cedures based on what best practices
we have seen," Watts said. "We did
extraordinary research" and ran the
noise abatement program by the FAA.
"The FAA has said we cannot ... restrict
certain activities."
In play
In practice, much of the noise abate-
ment program is already in place at the
airport, including procedures for fixed
and rotor-wing aircraft, with special
consideration for turbojets, as well as
noise reduction procedures for touch-
and-go operations.
A noise complaint hotline and track-
ing system was initiated more than a
year ago. Signs banning mid-runway
on runway intersection takeoffs, which
tend to increase noise, have been in-
stalled.
The noise abatement plan calls for
new altitude recommendations, for


pilots to fly over the U.S. 41 corridor if
necessary and not over neighborhoods,
and for a newly designated mainte-
nance and predeparture run-up area,
away from Airport Avenue closer to the
center of the airport.
Carlucci also advocated the city tem-
porarily change its preferred "calm
wind" and noise abatement runway
from Runway 22 to rehabilitated
Runway 13-31. Runway 22, which is
deteriorating fast, he said, "has slowly
evolved into a serious operations con-
cern."
Pilots will exercise their right to
avoid Runway 4-22 purely as a safety
consideration, he said. Leaving it as a
notation in the local Fly Friendly pilot
brochure and other published direc-
tives, he said, is dangerous and under-
mines the goal of the noise abatement
program.
"They (pilots) are going to reject the
whole notion that the city program
makes sense to them," he warned.
The noise abatement program is vol-
untary in deference to federal laws that
give general aviation pilots final say
when it comes to landing due to con-
cerns over wind direction.
In the meantime, the FAA made it
clear to Watts, who conveyed the mes-
sage to city leaders no more federal
funds until the airport master plan
update is submitted.

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26, 2009

POLICE BEAT
Citizen advisory
Since late June, the
Sarasota County Sheriff's
Office has been investi-
gating incidents involv-
ing a white male who
exposes himself to wom-
en along The Legacy
Trail, near McIntosh
Road and the Central
Sarasota Parkway, usual-
ly between the hours of 7
and 9 a.m.
The man has also tar-
geted the Plaza de Flores
subdivision in Sarasota,
usually between 9 and 10
p.m.
Nine incidents have
been reported of the
man covering his face
with an item of clothing
and then exposing him-
self to the victims. The
suspect is described as a
white male between 25
and 35, about 5 feet 9
inches tall with an aver-
age-to-athletic build.
Detectives have con-
ducted plainclothes sur-
veillance, handed out
fliers, increased patrols
in the area and talked
with local residents and
community groups.
Citizens are asked to
report any suspicious
activity to investigators
at 861-4900; leave an
anonymous tip with
Crime Stoppers, 366-
8477; report it online at,


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om; or text "TIP 109" to
274637.
Jail earns praise
Sarasota County Sher-
iff Tom Knight said the
Sarasota County correc-
tional facility earned
high marks during two
separate state inspec-
tions.
Members of the Flor-
ida Corrections Accred-
itation Commission spent
three days reviewing rec-
ords and meeting with
personnel and inmates.
According to a sheriff's
department release,
FCAC called the jail a
smoothly run facility and
will recommend reac-
creditation. The jail was
first accredited by FCAC
in 1994, and it must be
assessed every three
years to maintain its
accreditation.
The annual Florida
Model Jail Standards in-
spection also was con-
ducted. Fifteen certified
jail inspectors making up
a six-county team comb-
ed through all aspects of
the jail, including hous-
ing, food service, docu-
mentation, booking and
medical services.
According to the
report, the only notable
violation included over-


crowding because the
facility was out of ratio
for showers and toilets in
the housing unit. How-
ever, inspectors recog-
nized that the situation is
due to the closure of two
cell blocks for remodel-
ing.
Both organizations
noted the cleanliness
and quietness of the
facility, the rapport be-
tween corrections per-
sonnel and inmates and
the evident pride and
professionalism of staff.
Also noted was the ex-
emplary Addiction Re-
covery Pod and new
kiosks electronic in-
formation systems that
show inmates their com-
missary balance and
allow them to order food,
clothing and toiletry
items.
"I'm very proud of the
hard-working, dedicated
personnel in our correc-
tions division," Knight
said. "The professional-
ism of our certified and
civilian staff was evident
in these two evaluations
and repeatedly noted by
assessors and inspec-
tors."
Venice Police
Department arrests
Matthew Alan Ben-
nett, 25, 2100 block


Guava Road, Venice.
Charges: possession of a
drug without a valid pre-
scription, possession of
drug paraphernalia.
Bond: $240.
Joseph ParisVine, 34,
1500 block Sklar Court,
Venice. Charges: posses-
sion of a controlled sub-
stance (three counts -
alprazolam, xanax, oxy-
codone), possession of
drug paraphernalia, no
valid driver license.
Bond: $3,620.
Beth Joyce Meinket,
45, 400 block Clover
Road, Venice. Charges:
DUI, refusal to sign cita-
tion. Bond: $750.
Richard William
Hampson, 27, 100 block
S. Orange Grove Ave.,
Nokomis. Charge: open
container of alcohol in a
public place. Bond: $120.

Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office
arrests
James Donald Fox,
42, 9000 block South
Tamiami Trail, Venice.
Charge: violation of pro-
bation (burglary of a
structure or conveyance,
grand theft ($300-$5,000),
larceny. Bond: none.
Victoria Lord Vac-
caro, 34, 700 block
Groveland Ave., Venice.


Charge: battery (touch or
strike). Bond: $750.
Douglas Allen May-
ne, 46, 500 block Albee
Farm Road, Venice.
Charge: submitting false
voter registration infor-
mation, contempt (dri-
ving with license sus-
pended, first conviction).
Bond: $12,000.
Sally A. Auw, 70, 400
block Cerromar Lane,
Venice. Charge: leaving
the scene of an accident
with injury without ren-
dering aid. Bond: $1,000.
Daniel Lee Vizzini,
33, 100 block North
Tamiami Trail, Nokomis.
Charge: violation of pro-
bation (two counts -
larceny of property val-
ued at $10,000 or more,
burglary of unoccupied
structure). Bond: none.
Scott Wayne Reese,
40, 100 block Palm Ave.,
Nokomis. Charge: viola-
tion of probation (aggra-
vated battery). Bond:
none.
Jacqueline Marie
Smith, 40, 200 block
North Ravenna St., No-
komis. Charges: four
counts of violation of
probation (depositing a
check with intent to
defraud). Bond: none.
Jason Francis Mc-
Gee, 26, 42 block W. Oak
St., Osprey. Charge:


improper exhibition of a
dangerous weapon or
firearm. Bond: $500.
Licia Jean Quick, 29,
200 block Cypress Road,
Venice. Charge: domestic
battery. Bond: none.
Keith Allen McNutt,
22, 600 block Poinsettia
Road, Nokomis. Charge:
driving while license
revoked (habitual traffic
offender). Bond: $2,000.
Brittney Mattison,
19, 600 block Poinsettia
Road, Nokomis. Charges:
obstructing or opposing
an officer without vio-
lence, possession of can-
nabis less than 20 grams,
possession of drug para-
phernalia. Bond: $990.
Darius K. Davis, 18,
300 block Mount Pleas-
ant Road, Laurel. Charge:
selling or delivering a
controlled substance
within 1,000 feet of a con-
venience store. Bond:
$2,500.
Criminal registration
John Palmer Claffey,
53, 41 block Westview
Drive, Osprey.

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Mistake means tax notices must be remained


BY CHRISTINE HAWES
SUN CORRESPONDENT


In what state Sen. Nancy
Detert called a "domino effect
of small mistakes" by both
local and state officials, tax
notices to Sarasota County
property owners must be
reprinted and resent to reflect
a minuscule increase in their
tax rate.
And even though blame for
the mistake's ramifications
could reasonably be shared by
at least three government
entities, the Sarasota County
school district will pick up the
bulk of the cost $125,000 -
of remailing the state-required
Truth in Millage notices. The
new TRIM notices, which will
likely go out the first week of
September, will alert residents
to an adjustment equivalent to
$3.60 for a $200,000 parcel.
"I don't want to point fin-
gers," said Detert, R-Venice.
"This was a series of little tiny
mistakes that resulted in a big
dollar amount. I hope it just
blows over."
The confusion started,


Detert Weidner


ironically, with a bill that
originated in the Senate
Education Committee that
Detert leads. Intended to give
local school districts greater
spending flexibility to cope
with the effect of a strained
economy, the bill enables
school districts in which
property values have dropped
to recoup some of that lost
revenue through an adjusted
millage rate.
The 30 school districts
affected, including Sarasota
County, were to add a small
percentage to their local tax
rate based on reduced prop-
erty tax assessments from the
year before. For Sarasota
County, an increase of .018 in
the millage rate will mean an
additional $890,000 in capital


improvement funds.
So how did that increase
end up being omitted from the
TRIM notices, which were
mailed Aug. 14?
The law enabling districts
to recoup lost property tax rev-
enue was passed just this
spring and signed into law July
1, the same day school dis-
tricts' fiscal years begin. That
left the state Department of
Revenue without time to revise
its school taxable value forms,
so it explained through a July
10 e-mail how school districts
should reflect the millage
adjustment on the unrevised
forms.
The DOR's e-mail went to
the address of someone who
had left the Sarasota school
district almost two years ago,
but whose e-mail address was
never deleted from the dis-
trict's information systems,
said deputy chief financial offi-
cer Al Weidner. That meant
neither DOR nor Sarasota
financial officials were alerted
to the fact that the essential
directions were going to a
nonexistent employee.


Sarasota County was one of
only five school districts out of
30 that made the mistake,
noted DOE spokesman Tom
Butler.
He also pointed out that
Sarasota officials did not
attend a "financial officers"
conference in May at which
the upcoming change was
explained. Detert said a July 16
e-mail to district superinten-
dents also outlined the
change, albeit in highly com-
plex language.
Weidner said the state DOR,
which advises school districts
that seek its help on the accu-
racy of their property appraiser
forms, gave his forms a
thumbs-up July 20. He also
questioned why the DOR was
still using the e-mail address of
a former employee, when
another employee had since
communicated with the
department on behalf of the
district. And he wondered why
the DOR did not refer to a mas-
ter identification list the dis-
trict provides annually to the
DOE that lists contact infor-
mation for Sarasota's chief


financial officer.
In spite of his questions,
Weidner said he wouldn't be
encouraging the school district
to legally challenge the statu-
tory assignment of financial
responsibility for the remailing
cost to the school district.
"We're all funded by taxpay-
ers' dollars," Weidner said.
'And when different taxpayer-
funded entities start suing
each other, all you do is run up
tax dollars that, in our case,
should be used for education."
Property Appraiser Bill
Furst has decided not to
charge the school district for
the additional staff time
required by the reworked
TRIM notices because "I just
don't see where that would
benefit anyone."
Property owners who want
to contest their property's
assessed value are advised
that the new notices do not
affect the Sept. 8 deadline for
filing their objection. State
law allows property owners
25 days from the mailing of
TRIM notices to object to
assessed value.


Budget task force urges services assessment


BY CAROL SAKOWITZ
STAFF WRITER


Taxpayers may get fewer
nonessential services for
their money if the Sarasota
County Commission adopts
the draft recommendations
of the county's Budget Task
Force.
The task force completed
its draft report Friday morn-
ing, and paramount are two
recommendations: first, revis-
it the level-of-service policy;
and second, focus spending
on the identified, highest pri-
orities.
This could mean that after
years of the same level of ser-
vice to the public, reductions


will be made to "noncritical
programs (such as parks and
libraries) in fiscal year 2010
and beyond." In the discus-
sion of priorities, task force
member Kelly Caldwell said
fire and safety needs are more
important than libraries.
Task force chair and for-
mer county commissioner
Robert L. Anderson said
"putting off the level-of-ser-
vice (discussion) is avoiding
the issue."
Anderson is scheduled to
present the group's report to
the County Commission Sept.
8. However, the six (out of 10)
task force members in atten-
dance Friday said they wanted
the recommendations to have


more impact on the $981 mil-
lion 2009-10 budget.
To that end, the task force
will ask to be first on the
agenda when the commis-
sioners start their second set
of budget workshops Sept. 3.
Two public budget hearings
are scheduled, for Sept. 14 in
South County and Sept. 28 in
North County. Final adoption
of the budget is expected
Sept. 28.

Prevention
In their draft, task force
members did not advocate only
cuts. They created a "Human
Service Investment/Cost Avoid-
ance" section that recom-
mends an increase of funding


for nonprofit health and
human service providers above
the $500,000 the commission-
ers approved earlier.
Spearheaded by Mary
Anne Servian, the funding
increase is recommended as
a preventive measure for
later, larger health-care costs.
Funding for prenatal care to
prevent low birth-weight
babies was used as an exam-
ple.
Former state Sen. Lisa
Carlton said setting priorities
and revisiting the level of ser-
vice is the top recommenda-
tion. Second is the use of
nonrecurring funds to pay for
recurring expenses.
"You're going to run out (of


money)," she said.
Anderson said commis-
sioners should balance setting
priorities with reviewing line
items. In earlier workshops,
Anderson had said better
understanding of information
technology needs will dis-
courage sole source procure-
ment, which forces the coun-
ty to purchase technology
from only one vendor with-
out bidding.
In the final draft, one rec-
ommendation states, "Expen-
ditures for information tech-
nology must be fully under-
stood by the BOCC, the county
clerk and comptroller."

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Notice is hereby given that FLORIDA BIDS LLC.
the holder of the certificate listed below, has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued. The
certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in
which the property is assessed are as follows:
Certificate Number: 20.000
Year of Issuance: 2007
Tax Deed File #: 09-0861 TD
Description of Propertv 0006-07-1083 UNIT D-
16 PHASE 2 LONGBOAT KEY MOORINGS
MARINA 2
Name in which the property is assessed'
ROSENTHAL FAMILY PARTNERSHIP L
All of said property being in the County of
Sarasota, State of Florida. Unless the
certificate is redeemed according to law, the
property described in the certificate will be sold to
the highest bidder at the Sarasota County Court
House, 2000 Main Street, Historic Courtroom,
East Wing, Sarasota, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 22ND day of SEPTEMBER, 2009.
Karen E. Rushing
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Sarasota County, Florida
By: E. Wenstad, Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: AUGUST 19, 26,
SEPTEMBER 2, 9 2009.






NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Notice is hereby given that FLORIDA BIDS LLC.
the holder of the certificate listed below, has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued. The
certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in
which the property is assessed are as follows:
Certificate Number: 2314.000
Year of Issuance: 2007
Tax Deed File #: 09-0866 TD
Description of Property 0434-03-0123 LOTS
12630 & 12631 SOUTH VENICE UNIT 48
Name in which the property is assessed'
ARGENT SEC INC SERIES 2005-W3 &
DEUTSCHE BANK NAT TR CO TTEE
All of said property being in the County of
Sarasota, State of Florida. Unless the
certificate is redeemed according to law, the
property described in the certificate will be sold to
the highest bidder at the Sarasota County Court
House, 2000 Main Street, Historic Courtroom,
East Wing, Sarasota, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 22ND day of SEPTEMBER, 2009.
Karen E. Rushing
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Sarasota County, Florida
By: E. Wenstad, Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: AUGUST 19, 26,
SEPTEMBER 2, 9 2009.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Notice is hereby given that FLORIDA BIDS LLC,
the holder of the certificate listed below, has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued. The
certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in
which the property is assessed are as follows:
Certificate Number: 7792.000
Year of Issuance: 2007
Tax Deed File #: 09-0871 TD
Description of Propertv 2005-08-0063 LOT 11
BLK I HIGHLAND PINES
Name in which the property is assessed'
SANDRA DWYER
All of said property being in the County of
Sarasota, State of Florida. Unless the certificate
is redeemed according to law, the property
described in the certificate will be sold to the
highest bidder at the Sarasota County Court
House, 2000 Main Street, Historic Courtroom,
East Wing, Sarasota, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 22ND day of SEPTEMBER, 2009.
Karen E. Rushing
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Sarasota County, Florida
By: E. Wenstad, Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: AUGUST 19, 26,
SEPTEMBER 2, 9 2009.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Notice is hereby given that FLORIDA BIDS LLC.
the holder of the certificate listed below, has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued. The
certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in
which the property is assessed are as follows:
Certificate Number: 446.000
Year of Issuance: 2007
Tax Deed File #: 09-0862 TD
Description of Property 0043-10-0014 E 56.32
FT OF LOT 13, BLK G, LORRAINE PARK
Name in which the property is assessed'
MORNINGSTAR INVESTMENTS INC
All of said property being in the County of
Sarasota, State of Florida. Unless the certificate
is redeemed according to law, the property
described in the certificate will be sold to the
highest bidder at the Sarasota County Court
House, 2000 Main Street, Historic Courtroom,
East Wing, Sarasota, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 22ND day of SEPTEMBER, 2009.
Karen E. Rushing
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Sarasota County, Florida
By: E. Wenstad, Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: AUGUST 19, 26,
SEPTEMBER 2, 9 2009.






NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Notice is hereby given that FLORIDA BIDS LLC,
the holder of the certificate listed below, has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued. The
certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in
which the property is assessed are as follows:
Certificate Number: 2359.000
Year of Issuance: 2007
Tax Deed File #: 09-0867 TD
Description of Propertv 0436-13-0001 LOTS
15264 & 15265 SOUTH VENICE UNIT 58
Name in which the property is assessed DEBRA
M SENF & TERRY SENF
All of said property being in the County of
Sarasota, State of Florida. Unless the
certificate is redeemed according to law, the
property described in the certificate will be sold to
the highest bidder at the Sarasota County Court
House, 2000 Main Street, Historic Courtroom,
East Wing, Sarasota, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 22ND day of SEPTEMBER, 2009.
Karen E. Rushing
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Sarasota County, Florida
By: E. Wenstad, Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: AUGUST 19, 26,
SEPTEMBER 2, 9 2009.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Notice is hereby given that FLORIDA BIDS LLC,
the holder of the certificate listed below, has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued. The
certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in
which the property is assessed are as follows:
Certificate Number: 7898.000
Year of Issuance: 2007
Tax Deed File #: 09-0872 TD
Description of Property 2020-05-0027 LOT 24
BLK 8 NORTH RIVERSIDE PARK
Name in which the property is assessed JAMES
WALSH
All of said property being in the County of
Sarasota, State of Florida. Unless the
certificate is redeemed according to law, the
property described in the certificate will be sold to
the highest bidder at the Sarasota County Court
House, 2000 Main Street, Historic Courtroom,
East Wing, Sarasota, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 22ND day of SEPTEMBER, 2009.
Karen E. Rushing
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Sarasota County, Florida
By: E. Wenstad, Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: AUGUST 19, 26,
SEPTEMBER 2, 9 2009.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Notice is hereby given that FLORIDA BIDS LLC.
the holder of the certificate listed below, has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued. The
certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in
which the property is assessed are as follows:
Certificate Number: 1333.000
Year of Issuance: 2007
Tax Deed File #: 09-0863 TD
Description of Propertv 0110-05-0027 SLY 175
FT OF LOT 5 & NLY 25 FT OF LOT 4 SEC M
SIESTA PROPERTIES INC UNIT 2
Name in which the property is assessed'
WILLIAM R HILL ESTATE
All of said property being in the County of
Sarasota, State of Florida. Unless the
certificate is redeemed according to law, the
property described in the certificate will be sold to
the highest bidder at the Sarasota County Court
House, 2000 Main Street, Historic Courtroom,
East Wing, Sarasota, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 22ND day of SEPTEMBER, 2009.
Karen E. Rushing
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Sarasota County, Florida
By: E. Wenstad, Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: AUGUST 19, 26,
SEPTEMBER 2, 9 2009.






NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Notice is hereby given that FLORIDA BIDS LLC.
the holder of the certificate listed below, has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued. The
certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in
which the property is assessed are as follows:
Certificate Number: 3183.000
Year of Issuance: 2007
Tax Deed File #: 09-0868 TD
Description of Property 0852-05-0045 LOT 26
ENGLEWOOD HEIGHTS
Name in which the property is assessed GAIL
HARPER & FRANKLIN B HARPER
All of said property being in the County of
Sarasota, State of Florida. Unless the certificate
is redeemed according to law, the property
described in the certificate will be sold to the
highest bidder at the Sarasota County Court
House, 2000 Main Street, Historic Courtroom,
East Wing, Sarasota, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 22ND day of SEPTEMBER, 2009.
Karen E. Rushing
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Sarasota County, Florida
By: E. Wenstad, Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: AUGUST 19, 26,
SEPTEMBER 2, 9 2009.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Notice is hereby given that FLORIDA BIDS LLC.
the holder of the certificate listed below, has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued. The
certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in
which the property is assessed are as follows:
Certificate Number: 8110.000
Year of Issuance: 2007
Tax Deed File #: 09-0873 TD
Description of Propertv 2024-11-0083 LOT 16 F
H DIXONS SUB
Name in which the property is assessed MARIE
BARNHILL
All of said property being in the County of
Sarasota, State of Florida. Unless the
certificate is redeemed according to law, the
property described in the certificate will be sold to
the highest bidder at the Sarasota County Court
House, 2000 Main Street, Historic Courtroom,
East Wing, Sarasota, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 22ND day of SEPTEMBER, 2009.
Karen E. Rushing
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Sarasota County, Florida
By: E. Wenstad, Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: AUGUST 19, 26,
SEPTEMBER 2, 9 2009.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Notice is hereby given that FLORIDA BIDS LLC.
the holder of the certificate listed below, has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued. The
certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in
which the property is assessed are as follows:
Certificate Number: 1578.000
Year of Issuance: 2007
Tax Deed File #: 09-0864 TD
Description of Property 0161-09-0001 LOTS 1 2
& TH WLY 5 FT OF LOT 3 LESS STATE
ROAD ROW BLK A VENETIAN GARDENS
Name in which the property is assessed'
ANASTASIA MAKRODIMITRAS & CHRISTOS
MAKRODIMITRAS
All of said property being in the County of
Sarasota, State of Florida. Unless the
certificate is redeemed according to law, the
property described in the certificate will be sold to
the highest bidder at the Sarasota County Court
House, 2000 Main Street, Historic Courtroom,
East Wing, Sarasota, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 22ND day of SEPTEMBER, 2009.
Karen E. Rushing
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Sarasota County, Florida
By: E. Wenstad, Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: AUGUST 19, 26,
SEPTEMBER 2, 9 2009.





NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Notice is hereby given that FLORIDA BIDS LLC.
the holder of the certificate listed below, has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued. The
certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in
which the property is assessed are as follows:
Certificate Number: 5179.000
Year of Issuance: 2007
Tax Deed File #: 09-0869 TD
Description of Propertv 0989-02-8706 LOT 6
BLK 287 1ST ADD TO PORT CHARLOTTE
Name in which the property is assessed KAREN
L KOROVICH & EUGENE J KOROVICH
All of said property being in the County of
Sarasota, State of Florida. Unless the
certificate is redeemed according to law, the
property described in the certificate will be sold to
the highest bidder at the Sarasota County Court
House, 2000 Main Street, Historic Courtroom,
East Wing, Sarasota, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 22ND day of SEPTEMBER, 2009.
Karen E. Rushing
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Sarasota County, Florida
By: E. Wenstad, Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: AUGUST 19, 26,
SEPTEMBER 2, 9 2009.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Notice is hereby given that FLORIDA BIDS LLC.
the holder of the certificate listed below, has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued. The
certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in
which the property is assessed are as follows:
Certificate Number: 8451.000
Year of Issuance: 2007
Tax Deed File #: 09-0875 TD
Description of Property 2035-01-0056 W 7.63
FT OF LOT 30 & ALL LOT 31& E 22.85 FT
LOT 32 J W TATUMS ADD TO SARASOTA
HEIGHTS DOC 79
Name in which the property is assessed'
MICHAEL J CLARK & BRUCE W CLARK &
GEORGE E HOLBROOK LIFE EST
All of said property being in the County of
Sarasota, State of Florida. Unless the certificate
is redeemed according to law, the property
described in the certificate will be sold to the
highest bidder at the Sarasota County Court
House, 2000 Main Street, Historic Courtroom,
East Wing, Sarasota, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 22ND day of SEPTEMBER, 2009.
Karen E. Rushing
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Sarasota County, Florida
By: E. Wenstad, Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: AUGUST 19, 26,
SEPTEMBER 2, 9 2009.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Notice is hereby given that FLORIDA BIDS LLC.
the holder of the certificate listed below, has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued. The
certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in
which the property is assessed are as follows:
Certificate Number: 1615.000
Year of Issuance: 2007
Tax Deed File #: 09-0865 TD
Description of Propertv 0167-16-0011 COM AT
PT ON E LINE OF SEC 26 200 FT N OF SE
COR OF SEC 26 TH S 22 FT TH S-89-25-W
460.38 FT TH S 78 FT TH S-89-25-W 513.82
FT M/L TO WATERS OF LITTLE SAR BAY
TH NELY ALG WATERS TO PT BEARING S-
89-25-W FROM POB TH N- 89-25-E 903 FT
M/L TO POB
Name in which the property is assessed DEBRA
GRAY & STEVEN L GRAY
All of said property being in the County of
Sarasota, State of Florida. Unless the certificate
is redeemed according to law, the property
described in the certificate will be sold to the
highest bidder at the Sarasota County Court
House, 2000 Main Street, Historic Courtroom,
East Wing, Sarasota, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 22ND day of SEPTEMBER, 2009.
Karen E. Rushing
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Sarasota County, Florida
By: E. Wenstad, Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: AUGUST 19, 26,
SEPTEMBER 2, 9 2009.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Notice is hereby given that FLORIDA BIDS LLC.
the holder of the certificate listed below, has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued. The
certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in
which the property is assessed are as follows:
Certificate Number: 5418.000
Year of Issuance: 2007
Tax Deed File #: 09-0870 TD
Description of Property 0998-25-1302 LOT 2
BLK 2513 50TH ADD TO PORT CHARLOTTE
Name in which the property is assessed JAMES
BAKER
All of said property being in the County of
Sarasota, State of Florida. Unless the
certificate is redeemed according to law, the
property described in the certificate will be sold to
the highest bidder at the Sarasota County Court
House, 2000 Main Street, Historic Courtroom,
East Wing, Sarasota, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 22ND day of SEPTEMBER, 2009.
Karen E. Rushing
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Sarasota County, Florida
By: E. Wenstad, Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: AUGUST 19, 26,
SEPTEMBER 2, 9 2009.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Notice is hereby given that TARPON IV. LLC
the holder of the certificate listed below, has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued. The
certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in
which the property is assessed are as follows:
Certificate Number: 7717.000
Year of Issuance: 2007
Tax Deed File #: 09-0686 TD
Description of Propertv 1151-23-5606 LOT 6
BLK 2356 48TH ADD TO PORT CHARLOTTE
Name in which the property is assessed
SARASOTA INVESTMENT TRUST LLC
All of said property being in the County of
Sarasota, State of Florida. Unless the
certificate is redeemed according to law, the
property described in the certificate will be sold to
the highest bidder at the Sarasota County Court
House, 2000 Main Street, Historic Courtroom,
East Wing, Sarasota, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 15TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2009.
Karen E. Rushing
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Sarasota County, Florida
By: E. Wenstad, Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: AUGUST 19, 26,
SEPTEMBER 2 & 9, 2009.


6A SUN NEWSPAPERS


WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26, 2009






WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26, 2009


Veteran bus driver loves the road, the kids


FROM THE SARASOTA
COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Edna Wingate thought she
had earned a rest.
She had been working for
the Sarasota County Schools
for 35 years, spending seven
years in food service and
before becoming a bus driver
in 1977. She retired as a route
supervisor in 2006.
It didn't take long for her to
find that retirement didn't
suit her. She returned to the
Transportation Department
as a trainer in 2008 and has no
plans to retire again anytime
soon.
Edna has found her niche as
a trainer.
"I really like training," she
said. "It is very pleasurable to
help someone acquire a new
skill."
She marvels at the changes
she has seen in the equipment
and the training program since
her first days on the road.
"When I started, I took a
test, drove around the Robarts
Arena parking lot and was sent
to work in Venice that after-
noon," she said. "The curricu-
lum has changed totally since
then, thank goodness."
She said the equipment has
changed just as much.
"When I started, the buses
were just basic stick-shift
trucks," she said. "There was
no radio. If I had a problem, I
had to find a pay phone.
"I love these new buses.
They are like Cadillacs. You
don't even know you are
going down the road. They
are fabulous."
All of the electronics can
sometimes be intimidating,
she said.
"The new buses are very
sophisticated," she said. "You
have to be trained just to start
them. If you don't do some-
thing right, you get yelled at -
by the bus."
One constant over the years
has been the children, she
said.
"Kids have a great time on
the bus," she said. "The little
ones are so excited. The mid-


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PHOTO COURTESY OF SARASOTA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Twenty-eight-year veteran school-bus driver Edna Wingate now has training duties at the Sarasota County
Schools Transportation Department. Her daughter is a bus driver too.


"A bus driver can

make or break a kid's

relationship with

school. You are the

first person they meet

in the morning and

the last one they see

when they leave."

Edna Wingate,

Sarasota County

school bus driver



dle-schoolers love to be with
their friends. The high-school
kids text and sleep.
"They always are going to
try you. You have to be patient
with them. You have to let
them settle down. If you jump,
they jump back.


"But I don't see bad kids. You
don't know what they experi-
ence at home or at school.
'A bus driver can make or
break a kid's relationship with
school. You are the first person
they meet in the morning and
the last one they see when they
leave.
"I always remind myself and
my drivers of the old saying:
They don't care what you know
until they know you care."
Her best chance to show her
passengers how much she
cared came when she drove
the same route for four years.
'All the kids called me
'Momma,' she said. "I knew
their parents and their aunts
and uncles. Kids in trouble
found their way to my house.
"I saw Mr. So-and-so walk-
ing his dog every day. I like that
hometown stuff.
"I would have kids come up
to me years later and say, 'If it


hadn't been for your encour-
agement, I never would have
stayed in school.'
"That's what it means to me
to be a bus driver. You get to be
part of their lives."
Driving does have its scary
moments, too, she said.
"People stop in the middle
of the road for no reason,"
she said. "You do what you
have to do. Usually the other
drivers are more scared about
the bus than I am. I know I
have control.
"I love to drive a bus. You are
up there above everybody. You
can see the whole picture."
If she could get one mes-
sage to parents, it would be to
trust their bus drivers more,
she said.
"Drivers are very cautious
about where they drop kids
off," she said. "If a kindergart-
ner is being picked up in a car,
the drivers will question the


person picking them up if they
don't recognize the car.
"Parents need to know that
the drivers think of these chil-
dren as their babies, too."
Wingate said parents should
make sure young children
have identification on them.
They also should have clearly
understood rules for older
children about keeping par-
ents informed if they are not
coming home on the bus.
Lots of students who are
thought to be missing are
found at a friend's house.
"Don't panic," she tells par-
ents. "If a child isn't where he
or she is supposed to be, some-
one will find out where they
belong. We have occasionally
misplaced some, but we
haven't lost one yet."
She also encourages par-
ents to have students who are
eligible to ride the bus to ride
the bus. Statistically, going to
school on the bus is much
safer than going in the family
car. The greatest danger to stu-
dents is the automobile traffic
around schools.
"The only form of public
transportation safer than a
school bus is an elevator," she
said.
Wingate is proud to work
for the Sarasota County
Schools. She, her five chil-
dren and several of her
grandchildren went through
Sarasota schools.
"My children had a great
time," she said. "My son went
through the Air Force Academy
after he graduated from Venice
High. You don't do that without
a good education."
She said all the drivers take
pride in their work.
"It's a very select group. It's a
very proud group," she said.
"The pay is good; the benefits
are good; they even provide
you with clothing."
Still, she was pleasantly
surprised when her daughter
decided to become a bus dri-
ver.
"It makes you feel good
when one of your kids wants to
do what you do," she said. "It
can't be too bad a life."


LEGAL NOTICES


NOTICE OF ACTION NOTICE OF ACTION NOTICE OF ACTION NOTICE TO NOTICE TO NOTICE TO
16 16 16 CREDITORS CREDITORS CREDITORS


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2009-CA-11015-NC
JUDGE: Division "C"
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
$802.00 in U.S. Currency
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: RYAN H. FOOTE
UNKNOWN ADDRESS
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a for-
feiture action has been filed against the
above described currency by the Sara-
sota County Sheriff's Office. You are
required to file your written defenses with
the Clerk of the Court, 2000 Main
Street, Sarasota, FL 34237, and to
serve a copy of those defenses on or
before the 25th day of September,
2009, on Patrick Duggan, Esquire,
Post Office Box 4115, Sarasota,
Florida 34230-4115. Failure to file
your defenses will result in a default being
entered against you.
WITNESSED by hand and the Seal of the
Court on this 10th day of August,
2009.
KAREN E. RUSHING
Clerk of the Court
C. Able
Deputy Clerk
Patrick Duggan, Esquire,
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office
Post Office Box 4115
Sarasota, Florida 34230-4115.
Venice Gondolier Sun
PUBLISH:
August 26, 2009
September 2, 2009
September 9, 2009
September 16, 2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE PROCEED-
INGS
To: All Persons or entities having or
claiming to have any right, title, or inter-
est in the following property:
One 2004 FORD F150
VIN:
1FTRX14W34NB83541
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office seized
the described property on, JULY 11,
2009, in Sarasota County, Florida. A
forfeiture complaint has been filed in the
Circuit Court, Twelfth Judicial Circuit,
in and for Sarasota County, Florida,
being case no. 2009-CA-14311-NC,
for the purpose of obtaining a final order
of forfeiture as to the above described
property upon producing due proof that
same was used in violation of Florida laws
dealing with contraband, pursuant to the
Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act, Sec-
tions


932.701-707, Florida Statutes.
PATRICK DUGGAN, ESQUIRE Assis-
tant General Counsel
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office
Post Office Box 4115
Sarasota, Florida 34230
Telephone (941) 861-4058; 861-
5800
PUBLISH:
AUGUST 26, 2009
SEPTEMBER 2, 2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWELFTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
FAMILY DIVISION
Case No: 2009-DR-14297-SC
IN RE: The Marriage of:
RACHEL PORCELLI,
Petitioner
and
JAMES SPANOS,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION
Dissolution of Marriage
TO: RESPONDENT JAMES SPANOS,
Address Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Rachel Porcel-
Ii whose address is 5239 Layton Drive,
Venice, FL 34293 on or before Sep-
tember 28, 2009, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court at 4000 S.
Tamiami Trl., Venice, FI 34293 before
service on Petitioner or immediately
thereafter. If you fail to do so, a
default may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the peti-
tion.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office. You
may review these documents upon
request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of Current
Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form 12.915)
Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed
to the address on record at the clerk's
office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain automatic disclo-
sure of documents and informa-
tion. Failure to comply can result
in sanctions, including dismissal
or striking of pleadings.
Dated: August 20, 2009.
KAREN E. RUSHING
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: G. BATES
Deputy Clerk
Venice Gondolier Sun


PUBLISH:
August 26, 2009
September 2, 2009
September 9, 2009
September 16, 2009


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Johnson's Towing of Venice gives
Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and
intent to sell these vehicles on
09/16/2009, 9:00 a.m. at 604
Tamiami Trail N, Nokomis, FL
34275-2137, pursuant to subsection
713.78 of the Florida Statutes. John-
son's Towing of Venice reserves the
right to accept or reject any and/or all
bids.
- 1998 CHEVROLET
1GCGK24R4WE236787
- 1992 HONDA
1HGCB7558NA100323
- 1994 DODGE
2B5WB35YORK159092
- 1998 BUICK
2G4WS52MOW1516188
- 2006 BACI
LFFWKT6C861012167
PUBLISH: AUGUST 26, 2009

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Johnson's Towing of Venice gives
Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and
intent to sell these vehicles on
09/09/2009, 9:00 a.m. at 604
Tamiami Trail N, Nokomis, FL
34275-2137, pursuant to subsection
713.78 of the Florida Statutes. John-
son's Towing of Venice reserves the
right to accept or reject any and/or all
bids.
-1995 CHEVROLET
1G1LD55M2SY257832
- 1997 JEEP
1J4FT68S2VL540198
- 1998 GENERAL MOTORS CORP
2GTEK19R7W1518031
- 1997 DODGE
3B7HC13ZXVG700105
PUBLISH: AUGUST 26, 2009

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Johnson's Towing of Venice gives
Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and
intent to sell these vehicles on
09/23/2009, 9:00 a.m. at 604
Tamiami Trail N, Nokomis, FL
34275-2137, pursuant to subsection
713.78 of the Florida Statutes. John-
son's Towing of Venice reserves the
right to accept or reject any and/or all
bids.
- 1996 CHEVROLET
1G1JC1243T7129131
- 1993 PONTIAC
2G2FS22S8P2214536
PUBLISH: AUGUST 26, 2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOHN F. BUSS
Deceased,
2009-CP-13983-NC
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of JOHN
F. BUSS, deceased, whose date of death
was July 26, 2009, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for SARASOTA County Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is
P. 0. BOX 3079, Sarasota, FL 34230-
3079. The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons, having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
OD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is August 26, 2009.
Personal Representative:
CLIFTON F. WHITE
c/o 240 Nokomis Ave South
Suite 200
Venice, FL 34285

Attorneys for Personal
Representative:
R. 0. ISPHORDING
Bechtold & Corbridge, P.A.
240 Nokomis Ave South
Suite 200
Venice, FL 34285
Telephone: (941) 488-7751
Florida Bar No. 0038740
PUBLISH: AUGUST 26, SEPTEMBER
2, 2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOHN M. DeLAET A/K/A JOHN MARI-
NUS DeLAET,
Deceased,
2009-CP-013256-NC
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS


The administration of the estate of JOHN
M. DeLAET A/K/A JOHN MARINUS
DeLAET, deceased, whose date of death
was APRIL 21, 2009, is pending in the
Circuit Court for SARASOTA County Flori-
da, Probate Division, the address of
which is P. 0. BOX 3079, Sarasota, FL
34230-3079. The names and address-
es of the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons, having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
OD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is August 19, 2009.
Personal Representative:
Roger 0. Isphording
240 S. Nokomis Ave
Suite 200
Venice, FL 34285
Attorneys for Personal
Representative:
C. Kelley Corbridge, ESQ.
Bechtold & Corbridge, P.A.
240 Nokomis Ave South
Suite 200
Venice, FL 34285
Telephone: (941) 488-7751
Florida Bar No. 0325066
PUBLISH: AUGUST 19, 26, 2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
SARASOTA
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JUANITA McCREADY
Deceased,
Case No: 2009-CP-013999-NC
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE,
the administration of the estate of
JUANITA McCREADY, deceased, File
Number 2009-CP-013999-NC is
pending in the Circuit Court for Sarasota
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is P.O. Box 3079,
Sarasota, Florida 34230-3079. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE


NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE MUST FILE THEIR CLAIMS
WITH THIS COURT WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is AUGUST 26, 2009.
Petitioners:
JOHN M McCREADY
KAYE E WEAVER
c/o 6624 Gateway Avenue
Sarasota, Florida 34231
KURT F. LEWIS
ATTORNEY for Petitioners
Florida Bar NO. 119630
6624 Gateway Avenue
Sarasota, Florida 34231
Tele: (941) 921-5595
Fax: (941)-921-3950
PUBLISH: AUGUST 26, SEPTEMBER 2,
2009


OTHER NOTICES




PUBLIC NOTICE
The District Board of Trustees of State
College of Florida announces a public
meeting on Wednesday, September
16, 2009 at 8:30 a.m. to be held at
State College of Florida in Room 160,
Building 7, Office Complex, 5840 26th
Street West, Bradenton, Florida.

Persons are advised that if they decide to
appeal any decision at this meeting, they
will need a record of the proceedings and
for such purpose, they may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceeding is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is based.
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SUN NEWSPAPERS 7A





PUBLISHER
ROBERT A. VEDDER
PHONE: (941) 207-1000
FAX: (941) 484-8460
8A
WEDNESDAY
AUG. 26, 2009


OPINION


GONDOLIER SUN EDITOR
BOB MUDGE
bmudge@venicegondolier.com


OUR VIEW



GED Exit Option not an easy way out


T he GED Exit Option program
change has gotten a lot of atten-
tion ever since the announce-
ment was made on July 31 by the
Department of Education that stu-
dents who were in the program could
no longer receive a regular diploma.
Education Commissioner Eric Smith
ruled the state has no authority to
give these students a regular diploma.
Instead, students enrolled in the
GED Exit Option program will receive
the Florida High School Equivalency
Diploma. The question is do these
students deserve an equivalency di-
ploma, rather than a regular diploma?
The program itself requires that the
students sign up for an alternative
education program at an area techni-
cal school, choosing from such op-
tions as culinary arts, agriscience or


business administration, for example,
rather than say American history or
biology.
The requirements don't stop there,
though. Students have to pass both
GED and technical education classes,
as well as the GED exam and the
FCAT reading and math tests. Size
that up against requirements of stu-
dents not enrolled who are working to
obtain a regular high-school diploma,
and the only difference is that those
students have to maintain a 2.0
grade-point average.
If students want to apply for the
GED Exit Option program they must
meet certain requirements. They
must be in danger of not graduating,
they must be at a minimum reading
level of 9.0, they must be in their
senior year and have a clean discipli-


nary record. The program is essential-
ly designed for those students who
have tried all throughout their high
school career to do well in school,
have stayed out of trouble, but just
couldn't keep up with their studies.
They basically sign up for an alter-
native education program already at a
disadvantage, one that is likely just as
rigorous, they are expected to com-
plete the same amount of work, pass
the GED, pass the FCAT, as well as the
GED and Technical Education class-
es, and yet they're only eligible for an
equivalency diploma? The fact that
they didn't receive a regular diploma
will stick with them all throughout
their post-secondary education -
undergraduate and graduate school,
even Ph.D. programs. And yet they
basically did the same amount of


work, just with a different course load.
The Department of Education has
backed off implementing these
changes right away. Those students
who are already enrolled in the GED
Exit Option program this year could
still be eligible for a regular diploma,
but the schools have been instructed
to not take any new applicants.
Department spokesman Tom But-
ler told the Associated Press the
agency still believes it has had no legal
authority to grant regular diplomas to
these students, but the Florida Asso-
ciation of District School Superin-
tendents disagrees. Given the require-
ments they still have to fulfill, so do
we. The one-year reprieve gives the
Legislature time to confer upon the
Department of Education the author-
ity it is convinced it doesn't have.


We asked for it


BOB VEDDER
COLUMNIST


The airport inspection (sort
of like an audit) that the FAA
conducted may end up being a
good thing, but on the other
hand it has earmarks of being a
lot more than we wanted.
We have kicked sand in the
face of the FAA so many times
and made its life not as enjoy-
able as it would like that this
action may be an attempt to
show us who is boss on airport
issues. Its point may be that it is
not Sue Lang.
The strange thing is that I am
unsure that while showing us
how tough it is, the FAA still may
not have got its message across.
This council has ignored the
comments from the FAA, espe-
cially in regard to the hangars
that one tenant has tried to get
permission to build. I feel that
council's recalcitrant actions
were the main reason we were
picked for an audit. If the result
of that action is we put a huge
lease on the Senior Friendship
Centers, that will be one very sad
outcome.
I found it sort of funny when
it commented that if we don't
complete a long list of correc-
tions and do things like it wants,
it will cut us off from all future
funding. Some people have
already said that is their goal to
get the FAA out of our lives, to
not try to get any funding from it
because that would mean mak-
ing the airport "nicer" when they
really want it to shrivel up and
almost go away. One person ab-
surdly suggested we buy back all
the leases.
If that treatment weren't bad
enough, we also passed on air-
port stimulus money that could
have redone a runway, or han-
dled the list of safety issues the
FAA has given us.
The FAA found all kinds of
problems that need to be cor-
rected. Some seem pretty frivo-
lous, like the city using it to store
stuff like drainage pipe and cars
removed from its fleet. Heaven
forbid.
It also found that there are
many leases that are lower than
market rate. Apparently we have
not been forthcoming in keep-
ing it abreast of leases we have
negotiated. I actually wondered,
as bad as the market is now,
maybe they need adjusting
downward. Our market is a
whole lot worse than three years
ago.
This is not the first time in our
history we have had our hand
slapped for not letting the FAA
know the outcome of a negotia-
tion and received in advance its
approval. Councils of years past


are just as guilty. The last big one
was the Venice Golf Association
lease. I can not understand why
we continue to do that.
The FAA also pointed out that
the golf course driving range, or
at least part of it, is in the way.
Being a golfer, I'd hate to see this
removed as it is important to
golfers to be able to warm up
properly or work on their game.
Yet the FAA sees it as a danger.
I thought for a long time that
there really is not a better use for
this land than hitting golf balls
since where the golfers hit from
is out of the way. However, I
asked a pilot once if the planes
ever got hit by balls and to my
surprise found out they do.
That's serious, if true. I would
like it investigated further to
make sure that is happening. I
have never heard of a plane
being downed by a golf ball but
it would seem it could happen.
Maybe there should be a big net
for people to hit into.
There were many leases ob-
jected to; Sharky's is likely the
biggest, yet there are many oth-
ers. The Senior Friendship
Centers, which doesn't have
one, seemed to be a big target.
This is really the most trou-
blesome. SFC in good faith got
space that was given up by the
West Coast Inland Navigational
District. That area had been
used as a spoil site, much as the
Gondolier Sun building site
once was used. I assume
WCIND paid no rent for that,
although I don't know that.
I feel sure the Senior Friend-
ship Centers did not expect or
plan to pay. Here Senior Friend-
ship is providing free or almost
free health services and other
social services to seniors and is
in no position to handle a major
hit to its dwindling revenues.
The other thing that would
be very easy to correct but is dis-
turbing nonetheless is the FAA
not having seen a contract or
rates for the festival grounds. I'd
guess the current rates being
used would suffice, but if not
and the FAA would want them
much higher, we will have
ruined another nice slice of
Americana in Venice.
This council has been reck-
less in the handling of this rich
asset and the FAA would appear
to be reaching the end of its
patience with it. Maybe this is
the wake-up call that's needed.
I was pleased to see the
Economic Development Cou-
ncil raise concerns over this
important asset although
sometimes that is a precursor to
being eliminated as an advisory
group.


By's Crack: I was im-
pressed with Obama's con-
vention speech. He prom-
ised everything but the on-
time arrival of the Titanic.


The permits have been let
for the new parking lot under

Please see VEDDER, 9A


DO YOU SEE ANY SIGNS THAT THE LOCAL ECONOMY IS IMPROVING? CALL US


AT 207-1111.

Watch out for Smokey

That's the ticket. Center Road between the 41 Bypass and the
YMCA is now being patrolled by the Florida Highway Patrol and
they are issuing citations for speeding. Question: Why are the
troopers issuing traffic tickets in the city ofVenice? Don't we have
enough problems with our own police department without hav-
ing another law enforcement agency enforcing the same rules?
EDITOR'S NOTE: Center Road isn't in the city of Venice, but it is within
the FHP's jurisdiction.


Jammed. I'm very offended
by the newspaper's decision to
print the picture of two dead
dogs on the front page of your
paper this morning. I feel that
was done in such poor taste. I
understand the need for that
to have happened to protect
the woman who was in trouble
and how the dogs were inter-
fering with the officers. But you
know what? You don't have to
jam it down the people's
throats. What about children
seeing that and wanting to
know what happened to those
dogs? This was in poor taste,
and I expect more of the
Gondolier Sun.
Another word. When I note
the age of minimum-wage
earners in Venice, I no longer
accept the myth that such jobs
are entry-level. When I eat in a
fast-food restaurant, the food
is cheap because the workers
have no health insurance. But
when they buy my company's
gasoline, they must subsidize
my health insurance. Some of
us breeze through life because
of rich parents, competence in
sports, brilliance or charisma.
Others are greedy or glib or cal-
lous enough to grab their
share. Most of us are given
confidence to put the right foot
forward, but there are many
who lack the knack of escaping
the harshness of minimum-
pay lives. Unlike slaves, these
people have freedom of
choice. But if all choices are
bad, then freedom is "just
another word for nothing left
to lose," as the song "Me and
Bobby McGee" reminds us. All


Let em


Have It


workers deserve medical care
and the income to afford
decent housing.
Aim high. A young, poten-
tial college-bound person call-
ed in last week who was con-
cerned about work available in
the city of Venice after com-
pleting his college. Amazingly,
this person did not do a bit of
research. The Venice area is like
thousands of small towns
across America, with very little
business or industry. Our city is
small and encompasses only
north to the Hampton Inn, all
the way up to Laurel and 75,
east to Auburn, south to Circus
Bridge and west to the Gulf -
not a very big area. A college
person returning to the area
could find work in medical,
banking, teaching and a few
managerial positions; other
than that, we offer very little


job opportunity for college
graduates. Research of gradu-
ating students should be done
at the high school to find out
where most of the college-
bound people go after gradu-
ating. Find out how many do
return to Venice. This is not to
say that some have not re-
turned and have been very
successful. Lift your eyes be-
yond the horizon and deter-
mine the area in the world,
even then apply the degree
you have achieved a degree
that cost thousands of dollars
- instead of wondering if the
jobs in the immediate city are
going to be available to you.
Alternatives. I'm calling
about the lack of bus service
from the Laurel Community
Center to Laurel Nokomis
school. I'm sure that in the
neighborhood the bus served
there are some senior citizens
and maybe some stay-at-
home moms or dads or unem-
ployed moms or dads, and the
children could meet at the bus
stop and parent or senior citi-
zen could walk them as a
group to the school wearing a
vest that identifies them as a
volunteer or officer or some-
thing. There are alternative
solutions. When it's pouring
rain, it wouldn't be a good idea.
But maybe a group could get
together with their vans and
cars and drive the kids to
school. So, there are alterna-
tives.
Moon shot. People who
whine about being in jail and
being incommunicado -
what do you think it's for? As
one woman said, "Inmates
might just as well be on the
moon." I wish I could send
most people to the moon.


Read Bob Vedder's
column in Wednesday's
Venice Gondolier Sun





WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26, 2009


LETTERS FROM OUR READERS

Christmas event

had registers ringing

Editor:
A wonderful and hard-working group of mer-
chants of Venice created the promotion Christmas in
July that was held downtown recently. The folks on the
street were smiling as well as the merchants. Even
Santa was spotted vacationing here.
What started out as a little brainstorming group
evolved into more than 45 local business owners
working together to reacquaint full-time residents as
to what the downtown has to offer, as well as to stim-
ulate our summer business.
Although the weather was hot, so were the savings.
Three fun-filled gift baskets of merchandise and
gift certificates were given away. The winners were:
The Venice Sampler Laura Kermode; The
Pampering Basket Robert Horn; and The Night on
the Town Robin King.
The success of the event was a result of businesses
working together with the community and the won-
derful promotion in our local newspapers. Gondolier
Sun advertising rep Jeannie Moore volunteered to
help us, and supplied us with the posters that were in
all the downtown windows.
I think the event was a win-win for the businesses,
the shops and restaurants, and most of all for the
shoppers. I think we proved that Venice is special.
Kudos to the community.

Sandy McGowan
Christmas in July committee


Would it have
made a difference?
Editor:
It was only a matter of
time before we got an "I
told you so" response from
Mike Miller.
If memory serves cor-
rectly, I seem to recall the
residents of the Venetian
Golf & River Club having a
very loud voice opposing a
Walmart being built in
"their backyard," and how
much traffic there was
going to be, and noise pol-
lution, etc. destroying the
serenity that they paid so
dearly for.
No, Mr. Miller, it was
not just the city of Venice
that opposed your pro-


posal to build, it was the
majority of the voting
public in the city of Venice
that voted for a city coun-
cil that would support lim-
ited growth. Council
merely based its decision
on the wishes of the voters.
Looking back on the
whole issue, I have to
wonder if the project had
been approved, would it
be sitting idle like so many
others, with millions of
wasted dollars in planning
and building materials
scattered over an expanse
of nothing but barren
ground, turning to rust or
rotting in the sun. Or
would it be in foreclosure
like so many others, with


subcontractors rn
paid and all of th
still looking for w
Guess we w
know.

Ste

EDITOR'S NOTE
rejection of plans
Renaissance was
Venice Planning
Commission.

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0 for ...
Editor:
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city limits of Ve
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live there.
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with a judge le
offense. Maybe t
need some dun
lead them.
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and the train froi
coming in...


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Kept? Well,..
Editor:
I would like
some comments
to a political cart
Gondolier Sun
trays people, in
graduate with a
his back saying
2009," going int
sota County u
ment office. Th
the window sa
Wanted."
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the PR slogan t
district had:
Made, Promises
along with the
mill surtax ref
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Plan translated
tional, good, li
jobs for Saraso
graduates?
Also, will the
trict present sti
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county voters
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school dis-
ill another
rendum to
when the
ear surtax
What will
Promises
nmunity?
ons.

Norm Lupo
Venice


Future generations
outside the already bankrupt
nice. I do Editor:
:ut I really Come on, people. Let
folks who us tell our Congress that
we are no longer going to
hasn't won accept their out-of-control
litigations spending. It is prudent to
st it, and live on a budget, as we for
ading the the most part have to do,
hey might why not them?
mmies to They cannot keep
spending future genera-
noon ... tions' money. They in all
mYumais probability will not be
alive to see the results of
their actions, but my
Ray Henks great-grandchildren will
Venice be born as paupers with
minimal opportunity to be
successful. Your passivity
will fulfill and support
their endeavors.
to offer Remember, they get a
s in regard salary of $175,000 yearly,
oon in the free medical insurance
that por- (the best we can pay for),
cluding a pensions for life and
a note on believe it or not, their
"Class of spouses also get a pension
to a Sara- for life.
nemploy- Please be more active if
e sign on you agree or not. They rep-
ys, "Help resent us; let them be
more accountable for the
ing about majority's wishes.
he school Take back our country
Promises and Constitution.


Kept. This,
2006 one-
erendum,
stion: How
ry promis-
advocated
i Learning


Arlene M. Megna
Venice
EDITOR'S NOTE: We
haven't seen anything
about Congressional
spouses having their own
pensions, other than possi-
bly as a survivor's benefit.


Might be a
place to save
Editor:
Smoking vs budget
cuts? I can hear it now:
9-1-1: What's your
emergency?
Caller: There's a wom-
an in a red bikini smok-
ing on the beach.
9-1-1: What beach?
Caller Englewood Beach.
9-1-1: I have deputies
on the way.
Caller: Where are they?
Hurry.
9-1-1: They couldn't get
on the beach, so I'm send-
ing officers with ATVs.
Caller: Hurry, she's
lighting another one.
9-1-1: Are you sure it's
Englewood Beach?
Caller: I'm not from
around here, but they told



VEDDER from Page 8A

the Venice Avenue Bridge
in front of the Gondolier
Sun. Work likely will start
in September.

Two exciting high
school sporting events are
happening this week. Of
course, the biggy is the
football team playing on
national TV playing in Vir-
ginia against a very highly
ranked team. That will be
on ESPNU Friday at 7 p.m.
Bogey's is having a special:
If you wear green and
white, you get 10 percent
off. Some other places to
watch the game locally are
listed on the Sports pages.
The other event is the
girl's volleyball team play-
ing Thursday night against
a very tough opponent at 7
p.m. This is a very exciting
team that has all of the girls
back from last year.

Newspapers from Nan-
cie and Dana Pratt were
collected for me on their
trip up North to Ohio and
Northern Michigan. One
from Ohio was the Ket-


SUN NEWSPAPERS 9A

me it's Englewood Beach;
it's between the two bridg-
es on Manasota Key.
9-1-1: I'm contacting
Sarasota County right now,
please stay on the line.
Caller: OK. She's just sit-
ting there with two dogs
and a six-pack of beer.
9-1-1: Sarasota is send-
ing two deputies on
horseback and two K-9
deputies.
Caller: I think it's too
late, I can't see her any-
more ... bye.
9-1-1: Please stay on
the line. I've got deputies
on ATVs, horseback, K-9
units, patrol cars and we
just put the helicopter up.
We'll find her. Hello? Hello?

Greg Wheeler
Englewood


tering-Oakwood paper
from south of Dayton and
others were from northern
Michigan, including the
Glen Harbor Sun and the
Leelanau Enterprise, which
is from Lake Leelanau,
Mich.
The Enterprise comes
from one of my favorite
areas of the country. My
family vacationed in
nearby Suttons Bay and
we loved the small towns
of the area such as
Leland, which is on Lake
Leelanau.
The Enterprise is one
of the best small newspa-
pers in the country. It had
a nice section on diver-
sions and a full-page pic-
ture announcing that it
was time to harvest the
red cherries in Suttons
Bay Township. We used
to die for those great
cherries and loved the
Cherry Festival in Trav-
erse City.

Robert A. Vedder
writes a weekly column
in this paper


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WEDA BUSINESS MATTERS
AUG. 26, 2009


Bistro is newest Valenti venture


BY ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST

The Valenti family has ex-
panded its business again,
opening Allegro Bistro, 1740 E.
Venice Ave., Unit 10, in the Villa
Venezia Plaza last week.
"Foot traffic in the center is
fantastic, and within the first
week we are already seeing a
very good amount of people in
and out of the doors every
day," said Gianni Valenti.
Owned by Santo Valenti, the
bistro is a gem of ItalyinVenice
designed by his wife, Nella.
The open-style interior offers a
typical family Italian bistro
where diners can watch chefs
preparing meals. Mounted
around the room are four large
flat- screen TVs, giving it a great
sports feel. There is a small
wine bar.


Of the 100 seats, 25 are out-
side, cooled by fans. A large TV
will feature the excitement of
the football season. Wine and
beer are available from the
wine bar.
"We will carry some of Va-
lenti's traditional dishes, but
what differs is our gourmet
hamburgers and focaccia
sandwiches," said Gianni, who
with his brother Cesare works
in both restaurants.
The businesses are family op-
erated and the bistro is staffed
by people who have worked for
the family previously.
Serving lunch and dinner,
the bistro has sandwiches
from eggplant to Philly steak
and cheese, chicken wings,
soups and gourmet pizzas
cooked using the brand-new
stone oven.
Twenty years ago the Valenti


family arrived in Venice to
open their restaurant, Valen-
ti's, on East Venice Avenue,
which at that time was on the
eastern edge of the city.
A year and a half ago the
family acquired adjoining
premises and opened the pop-
ular Intermezzo Lounge. In
this authentic Italian living
room, guests relax on sofas
and armchairs around coffee
tables to enjoy aperitifs before
eating in the restaurant.
"We wanted to do some-
thing new and different for our
clientele and we knew the
bistro would be very success-
ful because we have our hearts
and souls poured into it," said
Gianni.
The bistro opens at 11 a.m.
Monday through Saturday.

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Bounce houses available in Venice


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SUN PHOTO BY ROGER BUTTON
Gianni Valenti, left, and Mike and Frank Rossitto operate the new
Allegro Bistro, which opened last week in Villa Venezia Plaza on East
Venice Avenue.



Credit Cards 101


for college students


ROGER BUTTON
BUSINEWS COLUMNIST


Two Venice entrepreneurs
have launched their latest new
business, Sarasota County
Bounce House, 231 South
Tamiami Trail on the island.
Brad Moore and Tom
Trammell III decided there is a
need in South County for a
professionally operated, safe
bounce house for family par-
ties and church, school and
holiday events.
Using commercial grade
materials, these bigger, strong-
er and creatively designed
bounce houses can be used by
parents and children. The
company can supply a 20-
foot-tall castle, a jungle with
palm trees, a boxing ring com-
plete with giant gloves and a
smaller giant smiley face.
Daily rental includes every-
thing from delivery, to com-
plete set-up with hurricane
proof anchors, to tear down
and removal. Instructions are
provided by the owners, who
have certification of safety and
set-up procedures. The com-
pany carries full insurance
coverage.
Moore and Trammell were
born and raised in Venice and
attended local schools. Moore
is sales manager for Smart
Records Management and his
partner operates Trammell
Technical Services and works
for family-owned The Venice
Company.
All-inclusive Bounce House
rentals start at $100. Call 870-
9040 for details.
Knights Trail dining
Dan Rutkowski called me
to point out that Knights Trail
Cafe, 103 Triple Diamond
Blvd. No. 2, North Venice, has
been open for three years.
Located off East Laurel Road
on Knights Trail, it is managed
by Mike and Lindy McKenzie.
The cafe is open from 7 a.m.


to 2 p.m. Monday through Sat-
urday serving breakfast and
lunch. Call 484-6200.
Mechanized exercise
It's mechanized exercise at
family-owned and operated
EZ Bodyworks, 303-C, South
Tamiami Trail, Nokomis, in the
Four Bays Shopping Center.
Owner Terri Martin has her
daughter, Tera Rose, assisting
and friend Catherine Fritz
managing the business.
Customers use therapeutic
exercise machines and toning
tables to make them feel and
look better. Six toning tables
firm, tone and reduce inches
while flexing the joints and
muscles effortlessly. Health
benefits including increased
circulation, greater flexibility
and stronger muscles.
From the Pocono Moun-
tains in Pennsylvania, Fritz re-
tired from the federal govern-
ment.
"With diabetic and heart
problems I got interested in
helping others to exercise, look
trim and feel better, she said.
There are no contracts or
membership fees, so walk-ins
are welcome. Hours are 9 a.m.-
6 p.m. weekdays and evenings
and weekends by appoint-
ment. Call 343-7147.
Auction gallery opens
Vagabond Auctioneers of
Naples has recently opened an
antiques and fine art auction
gallery in King Solomon's
Treasures Marketplace, 1250
South U.S. 41 Bypass.
Owner Heather Hamilton
is having an early evening pre-
view party Thursday, Aug. 27,
starting at 5 p.m. for her first
antique and estate auction
taking place Saturday, Aug. 29.
Vagabond Auctioneers was
founded in 1998. Relocating
this year to Venice, Hamilton
has opened a 3,200-square-
foot state-of-the -art gallery.
There is a delightful array of
antiques, fine art, jewelry, pot-
tery, porcelain, silver and ob-
jets d'art culled from estates all
over Florida.
Monthly auctions on a year-
round basis start at 1 p.m.
Saturday. Call (239) 595-0789.
Customers,
volunteers wanted
There is an opportunity for
more recipients to receive


BIZ BRIEFS
Chamber calendar
Business After Five, Thursday, Aug. 27, 5:30
p.m., DeSears, 2224 South Tamiami; $5 mem-
bers, $10 nonmembers.

Gifford-Heiden honored
The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
has presented Gifford-Heiden Insurance with
the Excellence in Customer Service Award for
the month of August.
This award recognizes the achievement of
quality customer service and commitment to
the community.
Gifford-Heiden Insurance has been operat-
ing in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte coun-
ties since 1969. The agency began as a one-man
shop with Russ Gifford and has grown into a


Venice Area Mobile Meals
Meals on Wheels services, said
Joyce Peterson, who with hus-
band Jim has been appointed
public relations officer for the
organization.
There are 14 routes operat-
ing in the Venice area from
Blackburn Point to Manasota
Key and east to River Road.
"Volunteer drivers are always
welcomed and need only pro-
vide two hours weekly from
10:30 a.m.," said Peterson.
Meals are prepared Monday
through Saturday 52 weeks a
year by Village On The Isle.
Deliveries are even made on
Christmas Day and New Year's
Day when they fall on week-
days.
Snowbirds for 20 years, the
Petersons eventually moved
from Chicago to the Venice in
2004. He was with Sara Lee
Corporation in sales and mar-
keting for 50 years and she was
an office manager.
The Venice-area program
began in 1978. Village On The
Isle has been preparing the
lunches which cost recipi-
ents $2.75 since 1983. For
information call 488-1889.
Award for Spencer
Next month at the Florida
Institute of CPAs board of gov-
ernors meeting in Fort Lau-
derdale, Laura Spencer, CEO
of Tervis Tumbler, will receive
the award for the Outstanding
CPA in Business and Industry
for 2008-09.
"I am honored to be receiv-
ing this award and to be recog-
nized for my efforts in the in-
dustry during this difficult
time in the economy," she
said.
Spencer is a member of the
privately held company's
board of directors and has
been a member of FICPA since
1989. Her first 11 years were in
public accounting before join-
ing Tervis Tumbler in 1997 as
controller. Promoted to chief
financial officer, then chief
operating officer, she has been
chief executive officer since
2006.

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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FROM CONSUMER CREDIT
COUNSELING SERVICE

While most students will
finish college with a degree
and promising career opportu-
nities, many will struggle for
years to repay the credit card
debt they incur while in
school.
The challenge for many par-
ents is to decide whether or
not their college student
should apply for a credit card
before new regulations go into
effect in February 2010. The
recently passed CARD Act will
require a person less than 21 to
either document the ability to
repay the debt or have a co-
signer before being granted
credit. It will also regulate
aggressive credit card market-
ing to college students, includ-
ing enticing students to apply
for cards by making offers of
free T-shirts, beach balls or
even chances for an iPod.
In addition, the Credit Card
Act of 2009 requires that banks
mail bills at least 21 days be-
fore their due dates and pro-
vide at least 45 days notice
before making a significant
change to their rates or fees.
The new rules also bar banks
from increasing rates and fees
without warning when a con-
sumer misses a payment or
exceeds a credit limit.
"College is when many stu-
dents start managing their
finances for the first time," said
Rick Skaggs, president of Con-
sumer Credit Counseling Serv-
ice of Central Florida and the
Florida Gulf Coast. "The impli-
cations of using credit wisely
while in college are far reach-
ing and can impact your
employment status, your abili-
ty to secure a loan for a car or
home and even the rates you
pay for insurance and future
credit."
When it comes to building a
positive credit record, CCCS
suggests that families consider
the following when deciding
what would be best for their
situation:
Have the student become
an authorized user on the par-
ent's card. Commonly known
as piggybacking, the student is
attached to the parent's card
and has charging privileges,
but no legal responsibility for
payment since the card is not
in his or her name. The activity
on the account is reported to
the credit bureau in both the
parent's name and the stu-
dent's name, thus the young
adult builds a credit file of their
own. This option allows the
parents to monitor the stu-
dent's spending, and remove
him or her from the card if
things get out of hand.
Get a secured credit card.
This type of credit card re-
quires a cash collateral deposit
that then becomes your line of
credit, thus limiting any abuse.
Consumers need to be very
careful when applying for this
type of card, as some charge
high fees that can greatly
diminish your spending pow-
er.
You can also expect a se-


cured card to have an annual
fee and a higher interest rate
than an unsecured card. Make
sure that the issuer reports to
the credit bureau. If it does,
and if you pay responsibly, a
secured card can not only be a
safe way to build a credit file,
but after a year or so will likely
qualify you for an unsecured
card.
Obtain a card in the stu-
dent's name. Since the clock is
ticking on the availability of
this option, it definitely merits
a conversation between the
student and the parent. If the
young adult has some finan-
cial training and experience
with credit, and has demon-
strated that he or she can han-
dle it responsibly, then having
a card in his or her own name
could be a good way to launch
a credit file. Student credit
cards typically have low credit
lines, thus somewhat limiting
the amount of financial dam-
age that can be done. However,
an irregular payment history
on even a small debt can dam-
age a credit file, which defeats
the purpose of having a card.


"The implications of
using credit wisely
while in college are
far reaching ..."
Consumer
Credit Counseling
Service of Central
Florida and the Gulf
Coast President




When you send your stu-
dent off to college, help him or
her avoid these common cred-
it card pitfalls:
Be wary of unsolicited
credit card offers. Low or zero
introductory rates, no annual
fees, rewards programs and
free cash advances can be
appealing, especially for stu-
dents living on a fixed budget.
Most offers are short-lived and
will cost more in the long run.
Know the costs of credit.
According to The Credit Card
Monitor, the average interest
rate for student credit cards is
15.33 percent. A student leav-
ing college with a $5,000 bal-
ance who makes minimum
payments of just 4 percent will
pay more than $2,300 in inter-
est and take 50 years to pay off
the balance. Annual fees, cash
advance and balance transfer
fees, and late fees will only add
to the problem.
Use credit wisely, and
sparingly. Make your pay-
ments on time and spend only
what you can afford to pay off
at the end of the month.
Know the danger signs.
Going from being financially
responsible to being in finan-
cial trouble can happen quick-
ly. Warning signs include using
one card to pay another and
using student loan funds to
pay credit card balances.







OBITUARIES


WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26, 2009


SUN NEWSPAPERS 11A


Constance
DiMartino
Constance DiMartino,
69, of Nokomis, Fla.,
passed away Friday, Aug.
21,2009.
Constance was born
July 16, 1940, in Boston,
Mass. She came to Noko-
mis in 1999 from Milford,


Conn.
She is
survived
byherhus-
band of 22 .. ...
years, Vin-
cent; son
John of
Branford, I
Conn.; DiMartino
daughter


Sophia of Connecticut;
brother John Tsimbara-
daros (Corrine); and four
grandchildren. Con-
stance was preceded in
death by her parents.
Services: Visitation will
be held from 4 to 8 p.m.
on Wednesday, Aug. 26,
at the Farley Funeral
Home Venice Chapel,


with a Trisagion Service
beginning at 7 p.m. A
viewing will be held from
9 to 10 a.m. at St. Barba-
ra's Greek Orthodox
Church with a funeral
mass beginning at 10
a.m. Burial will follow the
service at Sarasota
Memorial Park. To send
condolences, visit www.


farleyfuneralhome.com.
Lee J. Granger
Lee John "Turbo" Grang-
er of Venice, Fla., died
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009.
He was born Aug. 4,
1965, in Lynn, Mass. He
worked as an assistant
costume designer for
Ringling Brothers and


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Barnum & Bailey Circus
for 12 years and owned
his own lawn service in
Venice. He was a member
of American Legion Post
8118.
Survivors include his
wife, Tina; a sister, Mar-
garet; and a brother, Rob-
ert.
Services: A service will
be held at 11 a.m. Sat-
urday, Aug. 29, at the
Church of the Nazarene,
1535 E. Venice Ave. Co-
vell Funeral Home, Bra-
denton, Fla., is in charge
of arrangements.

Herbert F. Kronfield
Herbert F Kron-
i" field, of Venice,
LFla., died Thurs-
day, Aug. 20, 2009,
after a long, courageous
battle with cancer.
Herb was born on
March 16,
1921, inTo-
ledo, Ohio, N
of immi-
grant par-
ents from
Austria
and Slo-
venia. He .
began
working Kronfield
for the
Ohio Bell Telephone Com-
pany in 1940, initially as a
lineman. He enlisted in
the U.S. Army in Sep-
tember 1942, and was
attached to the 101st
Signal Battalion. Herb
was a participant in the
the invasions of Saipan,
Okinawa and the Phil-
ippines, and was award-
ed the American Theater
Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific
Theater with three
Bronze Stars, the Philip-
pine Liberation Ribbon
with one Bronze Star, the
Meritorious Unit Award
Medal, and the Victory
Medal World War II.
Upon his honorable dis-
charge from the Army in
December 1945, he re-
turned to Toledo and
resumed working for
Ohio Bell. He married his
old hometown sweet-
heart Josephine Suter on
Aug. 3, 1946, who also
had been serving in the
armed forces as a WAVE.
The couple recently cele-
brated their 63rd wed-
ding anniversary. Herb
worked for Ohio Bell in
various technical capaci-
ties for more than 41
years, retiring in 1981.
Herb retired in Venice,
was active in the Amer-
ican Legion, and was a
lifetime member of the
Disabled American Vet-
erans.
He was preceded in
death by his brothers,
Frank and Carl, and his
sister, Frieda.
He is survived by his
beloved Josephine; and
his loving children, Paul,
Vicki and Patti. Herb has
five grandchildren and
six great-grandchildren,
with another great-
grandchild to be born
next week. Herb will be
deeply missed by all who
knew him.
Interment will be at
Sarasota National Ceme-
tery in Sarasota.
Pat Torrance
Pat Torrance, 88, Ven-
ice, Fla., formerly of Rye,
N.Y, died Monday, July
13, 2009.
Pat was a school
teacher for more than 40
years and was a member
of Our Lady of Lourdes
Catholic Church.
Survivors include her
daughter, Donna Tor-
rance of New York City;
son James of Venice; and
grandchildren Caprice
and Colleen Torrance.
Services: A graveside
service will be held 10
a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27,


at Venice Memorial
Gardens. Ewing Funeral
Home is in charge of
arrangements.



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12AORTS
WEDNESDAY
AUG. 26, 2009 SOT


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


FOOTBALL VENICE VS. OSCAR SMITH


Top QBs battle in national spotlight


BY PERRY D. PENTZ
SPORTS EDITOR


MR. SHEEPSHEAD
COLUMNIST


Mangrove snappers

are everywhere

The next four to five weeks
are the best chances to get
keeper inshore mangrove
snappers at the jetties, pier,
Caspersen Beach and in the
Intracoastal.
Mangrove snappers are
definitely one of the best-
eating fish in our area. The
following are my favorite
baits: greenbacks, either
live or frozen "Tuffies" or
live or frozen shrimp. Use a
fluorocarbon leader or no
leader at all.
If fishing in a rocky area,
tighten the drag and imme-
diately try to get them off of
the bottom. If you don't, the
larger ones will dive into the
rocks and cut you off. Most
of the time the larger ones
will be below the visible
smaller ones.
There is a five-five limit
and they must be at least 10
inches long. Mrs. Sheeps-
head filets and and pan fries
them in Pam, with Miracle
Whip Light on top, and sea-
sons them to taste. She never
turns the filet and puts a lid
briefly on the pan at the end.
Another system that
works is to chum them, and
keep in mind, the larger ones
are usually below the smaller
ones. A thing to remember, it
is illegal to purposely feed a
bird or animal an undersized
fish or a fish over your limit.
Giving a fish to another per-
son counts as your catch. If
you see someone poaching,
phone the FWC at (888) 404-
3922.
Well, fellow Sheepshead-
ites, the time has come to say
goodbye until next week.

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



SPORTS BRIEFS
Venice Little League's
fall registration is Aug. 29
Venice Little League will
hold registration for the fall
season for ages 6-14 from 9
a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 29 at Chuck
Reiter Field.
Cost is $70 and includes
team shirt and hat.
For more information and
to register by mail, visit
www.venicelittleleague.com
or e-mail any questions to
info@venicelittleleague.com.
The Beach 98.9 FM
to air Venice football
For the fourth consecutive
season, The Beach 98.9 FM
radio station will air all
Venice High varsity football
games.
The Beach will open the
season on the road at Chesa-
peake, Va., to air Venice's
opener against Oscar Smith
High. Pregame will start at
6:15 p.m. for the 7 p.m. game.
The other nine games
begin at 7:30 p.m. this sea-
son, and The Beach will start
with its pregame at 7:15 p.m.
VAYSA holding
registration
The Venice Area Youth
Soccer Association will be
holding registration for ages
4 to 14 Aug. 28-29 and Sept.
4-5 in the second floor con-
cession stand at the Gar-
brandt Soccer Complex on
Pinebrook Road.
Times for Aug. 28 and
Sept. 4 are 6-8 p.m. while
Aug. 29 and Sept. 5 are from
Please see BRIEFS, 14A


Venice's historic game on ESPNU is
billed as the battle of two of the nation's
best prep quarterbacks Venice's Trey
Burton against Oscar Smith's Phillip Sims.
The two will be attending rival
Southeastern Conference colleges next
year, as the 6-foot-3 1/2, 220-pound Burton
committed before his junior year to the
University of Florida while 6-foot-2, 225-
pound Sims committed in April to the
University of Alabama.
Friday night's game against nationally
ranked Oscar Smith doesn't put pressure
on Burton, a four-year starter for the
Indians.
"It's an honor," said the 17-year-old
Burton. "It's an honor to even play football
at a high level. Honor to be on TV I'm just
thankful. I don't care if I am (ranked) No. 1
or dead last, I'm just thankful to play on
ESPN. I think our coaches deserve it, team-
mates deserve it and our community defi-
nitely deserves it."
Venice head coach John Peacock likes
the situation for his quarterback.
"I like my guy in pressure. I don't know
how Phillip Sims is," Peacock said. "You
can put as much pressure as you want on
Trey Burton. I'm good with that. He strives
when he gets that. The more pressure you
put on him, outside of our program, the
better."
Top QBs
Both quarterbacks have outstanding
numbers over the years.
This is Burton's third year as starting
quarterback; he has a 18-5 record. He start-
ed at free safety as a freshman.
Last year, Burton passed for 1,686 yards


and 13 touchdowns in leading the Indians
to a 10-0 regular-season record and 11-1
record overall. It was Venice's second
unbeaten regular season in the last eight
years.
The scrambling quarterback, who has
the size of a running back, also rushed for
1,186 yards and 30 touchdowns. Over the
last two years, he has thrown for 3,004
yards with 26 touchdowns and rushed for
1,914 yards and 39 touchdowns.
Burton is ranked No. 18 in the nation by
Rivals.com for dual-threat quarterbacks.
Sims is ranked by Rivals.com as the top-
rated pro-style quarterback in the nation
and No. 19 in the Sporting News Top 100.
He is 35-3 as a starter, as he started on var-
sity midway through his freshman year.
Last year, Sims passed for 3,167 yards
with 38 touchdowns and four intercep-
tions in leading the Tigers to the Group
AAA Division 6 state championship with a
15-0 record. As a sophomore, he had 3,055
yards passing with 33 TDs. He has 7,597
career passing yards and is on pace to
become the state's all-time leader by the
end of the season.
In the state semifinals, Sims set state
playoff records for completions (26) and
yards (480). In the championship, he set a
state record with sixTD passes to go along
with 334 yards.
Sims was named the Eastern Region
Offensive Player of the Year by Rivals.com
last year and is No. 58 on Rivals.com
Rivalsl00 list. Scout.com ranks him No. 4
in the nation at quarterback.
Sims was recently chosen to play in the
2010 Under Armour All-American game on
Jan. 2 and was just one of seven quarter-
backs invited to the Steve Clarkson
Quarterback Academy in Hawaii over the
summer.


SUN PHOTO BY PERRY D. PENTZ
Venice senior Trey Burton warms up before the
team's scrimmage on Aug. 21 at Powell-Davis
Stadium. Burton, who totaled nearly 3,000
yards and 43 touchdowns, will be a key figure
in the season-opening game at nationally
ranked Oscar Smith High in Chesapeake, Va.,
on Friday.

No pressure
Although the game has been built up as
a battle of quarterbacks, Peacock thinks it's
much more.
"They are a very, very good football
team," Peacock said. "You take away Phil
Sims and they are still a good football
team. They have shown they are good foot-
ball team before Phil Sims got there. They

Please see WINNING, 13A


Plant handles Venice in four


BY PERRY D. PENTZ
SPORTS EDITOR


The disgust on Venice coach
Brian Wheatley's face said it all.
Tampa Plant captured three
straight games after falling
behind 1-0 as the Lady
Panthers overwhelmed the
Lady Indians, 26-28, 25-7, 25-
21, 25-21 in the Preseason
Classic on Tuesday at Venice
High.
In the other match, Tampa
Berkeley Prep defeated Fort
Myers, 25-18, 26-28, 25-19, 25-
17.
On Thursday at Venice High,
Plant, the three-time defending
Class 5A state champion, will
play Fort Myers at 5 p.m. while
Venice will play Berkeley Prep
at 7 p.m.
"It's not a monkey on our
back, it's a Plant on our back,"
Wheatley said.
Last year, Plant eliminated
Venice in the regional finals
and runs its winning streak
over the Lady Indians to four
straight including three in a
row to end their seasons.
"I was real disappointed in
our lack of discipline on the
floor," Wheatley said. "Such as
being out of position. Not
knowing where we are sup-
posed to go. ... Defensively, it
was not a good showing. They
expect to do better defensive-
ly."
In the first game, Venice
stayed close early but one hit-
ting error after another added
up and the Lady Panthers
eventually took a 21-14 cush-
ion and were only one point
away from winning at 24-21.
A kill by junior Autumn
Duyn, who led Venice with 13
kills, and two hit out of bounds
by Plant tied the game at 24-24.
Plant regained the lead on a
kill by Alex Johnson but anoth-
er kill by Duyn forced another
tie. Venice made its fourth serv-


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SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL
Venice junior Payton Herschberger slams a spike into Tampa Plant
defenders Tuesday night during the Preseason Classic at Venice High.


ing error of the game to give
Plant another game point.
Duyn's kill stopped it once
again. With Duyn serving,
senior Emily Daniels pounded
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of the game. Senior Jillian Allen,
who had nine kills, closed it out
with a kill.
"It was typical of the game
we should have never been
down," Wheatley said. "'Again, if
we play our game we are tough


to stop. Plant dictated what we
did.
The second game was all
Plant as the Panthers jumped
out to a 9-2 cushion and kept
Venice on its heels for an easy
win.
"They were in system,"
Wheatley said. "We were not in
system. (Setter) Taylor
(Capasso) usually only had one
option to go to and that makes
playing defense pretty easy for
Plant. We were not sustaining
rallies. That is usually the way
we have beaten teams in the
past. We are breaking down at
some point in the rally. We've
got to be able to concentrate
for a longer period of time."
Venice led the third game,
16-15, before Plant scored five
straight points to take a 20-16
lead. The Lady Indians got
within 22-21 but two unforced
errors and block by Plant's Leah
Jordan ended the game.
Plant played without All-
State outside hitter Maddie
Martin, a Penn State University
signee, who sat the bench with
an injury.
"This is why we want to play
great competition at the begin-
ning of the season to expose
our weaknesses as quick as
possible," Wheatley said.
With the score tied 13-13,
the Lady Panthers scored six
straight points on two blocks
and a kill by Johnson, two
receiving errors and a hit out of
bounds.
The Lady Indians got within,
22-20 but a hit out of bounds
and their sixth service error
gave Plant match point.
In total, Venice had 15 ser-
vice errors.
Daniels finished with 10 kills
and 10 digs while Duyn had 13
digs. Senior Dorothy Rahal led
Venice with 16 digs. Allen had
three blocks for Venice.

ppentz@venicegondolier.com


SPORTS CALENDAR

COMING UP Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
VB -Tampa Plant vs.
I Fort Myers (At Venice), FB -Venice atFB North Port
o0 Preseason Classic, Oscar Smith High Mustangs at Venice
E No events scheduled 5 p.m. (ChesapeakeVa Vikings (Pop Warner),
VB Berkeley Prep at 7 p.m. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Letson
Venice (Preseason 7 p.m. Stadium
Classic), 7 p.m.

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26, 2009


2009 VHS OPENING DAY ROSTER


NAME
Bo Ceravolo
Evan Boone
Justin Grant
Jamal Bouhamid
Terell Solomon
James Lawson
Clay Burton
Rashad McRae
Kody Sallis
Joe lorio
AJ Rotella
Zach Flerlage
Mattieu Sawicki
Cameron Alarcon
Joey Carlin
Matt Schaffner
Tommy Farr
Josh Boyle
Trey Burton
Wesley Ojeda
Quaheem Kapinski
David Williams
Anders Ullrich
Gerald Williams
Mike Herndon
Kye Rodgers
Oleg Desyatnikov
Chad Armstrong
Danny Dillard
Jonathan Sloan
Noah Carpenter
Wesley Twigg
Tyler Soltis
Joel McManamy
Mike Fuller
Quinten Raines
Dino Fanti
Jordan Keefe
Rod Thomas
John Graham
Brian Magers
Richard Covington
Jeff Blackburn
Matt Collins
Brian O'Leary
Jesus Garcia
Omari Phillips
Cole Milliken
Cody Hutchinson
Tyler Adrian
Forrest Lamp
Mike Friend
Beckett Wales
Brandon Wilkinson
Joey Gaither


VENICE
Indians


OSCAR SMITH
Tigers


GRADE HEIGHT WEIGHT
Sr. 6-0 198
Sr. 5-9 170
Sr. 6-0 205
Sr. 5-10 207
Jr. 6-2 199
Sr. 5-11 170
Jr. 6-4 245
Sr. 5-8 170
Jr. 6-2 206
Sr. 5-11 172
Jr. 5-8 160
Soph. 5-9 161
Jr. 5-10 170
Jr. 5-7 150
Jr. 5-7 140
Sr. 5-11 163
Sr. 5-9 177
Jr. 5-10 160
Sr. 6-3 1/2 220
Sr. 6-2 178
Fr. 6-0 168
Sr. 6-0 168
Sr. 6-1 191
Sr. 6-1 168
Jr. 6-2 230
Jr. 5-11 185
Jr. 5-11 177
Sr. 5-11 188
Soph. 6-2 190
Sr. 5-10 155
Sr. 5-9 170
Jr. 5-7 145
Sr. 6-1 158
Jr. 5-11 205
Jr. 5-11 215
Sr. 5-9 185
Jr. 6-0 256
Jr. 5-7 186 1
Sr. 5-11 180
Jr. 6-2 185
Sr. 6-2 254
Jr. 5-8 230
Soph. 6-0 205
Sr. 6-1 232
Sr. 6-2 287
Sr. 6-0 225
Soph. 6-7 290
Jr. 6-1 241
Sr. 6-2 290
Jr. 6-6 215
Soph. 6-3 215
Soph. 6-0 263
Sr. 6-3 223
Sr. 6-4 230
Sr. 6-1 177


POSITION
WR/CB
WR/CB
HB/CB
FB/MLB
WR/CB
HB/FS
TE/DE
RB/MLB
TE/OLB
WR/OLB
QB
WR/CB
WR/CB
WR/CB
K
WR/CB
FB/OLB
WR/FS
QB/FS
WR/CB
WR/CB
WR/CB
FB/MLB
WR/CB
FB/MLB
FB/OLB
FB/MLB
FB/MLB
WR/CB
WR/CB
TE/DE
HB/CB
WR/CB
T/DT
G/DT
FB/MLB
T/DT
FB/MLB
MLB
C/DE
C/DT
G/DT
G/DT
G/DT
T/DT
T/DT
T/DT
T/DT
T/DT
T/DE
G/DT
T/DT
TE/DE
TE/DE
WR/OLB


SUN NEWSPAPERS 13A


When: Friday, Aug. 28
Where: Beard-DeLong-Easley Field,
Chesapeake, Va.
On the Air: TV-ESPNU; Radio-The Beach
98.9 FM.
Outlook: Oscar Smith: The Tigers are com-
ing off the school's first state title in any
sport since the school opened in 1954.
They went 15-0 in capturing the Group
AAA District 6 state title. They outscored
opponents 617-116.They were ranked No.
7 in the country by USA Today. The Tigers
graduated 21 seniors including Division I
wide receiver (Tim Smith), running back
(Perry Jones) and linebacker Jerod Askew.
The Tigers, who return six on offense and
five on defense, are ranked No. 6 in the
nation by National Prep Football Poll and
eighth by ESPN and USA Today in large
part because of their starting quarterback
Phillip Sims, a University of Alabama com-
mit, who threw for over 3,167 yards with
38 touchdowns and four interceptions. In
three years, he has thrown for 7,597 and
will likely graduate as the all-time leading
passer in Virginia High School League
(VHSL). In the state semifinals, Sims set
state playoff records for completions (26)
and yards (480). In the championship, he
set a state record with sixTD passes to go
along with 334 yards. Also back is defen-
sive tackle Evan Hailes, a Penn State
University commit, who had 20 tackles for
loss and 11 sacks. Running back is Jaston
George, who was a back-up last year, and
linebacker Raysean Richardson will be the
new linebacker. The Tigers also picked up


two transfers in linebacker/fullback Jeremy
Majette and running back Joel (J.C.)
Coleman, who is a National Junior Olympic
champion sprinter. On Aug. 19, the Tigers
lost to defending Division 5 state champi-
on Phoebus, 28-14, in a preseason game.
Venice: The Indians are coming off a
11-1 record, which included an 11-game
winning streak. They lost in the regional
finals to district foe Charlotte on a contro-
versial last-minute punt return for a touch-
down. Venice's offense is led by senior
quarterback Trey Burton, a University of
Florida commit, who accounted for a com-
bined 2,872 yards and 43 touchdowns.
The offense averaged 36.75 points per
game. A defense led by senior linebacker
Ethan Mix and linemen Ben Steele and
juniors Brandon Wilkinson and Clay Burton
limited opponents to 13.8 points per
game. Although two-time district champion
Venice is ranked behind Manatee in the
district this year, the Indians still return a
big portion of last years successful team
including both Burtons, Wilkinson, linemen
Brian O'Leary as well as transfers Mike
Herndon (linebacker), Bo Ceravolo (wide
receiver) and Omari Phillips (defensive
tackle). At running back are Justin Grant,
who had 167 yards in the Spring Classic,
Rashad McRae and Wesley Twigg. This is
the seventh nationally-ranked team Venice
has played since 2000 with two victories.
Eliminating the big play and making the
least amount of mistakes will be key to the
winner of this nationally-televised game.
The flight back to Florida will be a happy
one as the Indians will open with a victory.

Prediction: Venice 28, Oscar Smith 21


Head coach: John Peacock


2009 OSCAR SMITH ROSTER


WEEK 1 PREVIEW


Head coach: Richard Morgan


WINNING from Page 12A


are a good football program and we are a good foot-
ball program. Take Trey Burton out of the mix and we
are still a good football team."
The magnitude of the game with the national tele-
vision exposure is not a big deal to Burton and he feels
no pressure.
"We are going to their house," Burton said. "If they
were coming here it would be a different story. They
are No. 6 in the nation and hopefully we go there and
don't get scared."
Oscar Smith is ranked No. 6 in the nation by
Rivals.com and No. 8 in the nation by USAToday and
is the top-ranked team in the Triple-A Preseason by
VirginiaPreps.com.
"I think it (pressure) is all on them," Peacock said.
"They are ranked in the country and people are say-
ing we don't deserve to play in this game. I think the
pressure is on their state to show how good their state
is for football. They are the No. 1 team in their state
and we are No. 25 in our state. We aren't even the No.
1 team in our district."
"We are not even ranked in the nation," Burton
said. "We are going to have fun and hopefully we
aren't scared of big, bad Oscar Smith. We are the
underdog by a lot. We are supposed to lose by 35
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we are already supposed to lose. I know if I have fun
and I am loose, I won't get embarrassed."

Sleepless nights
Burton said his task as one of the four captains is to
keep the team focused.
"I'll make sure they are not scared," Burton said.
"There is no reason to be scared. They are good and
we are good."
Burton said he will take it as just another game.
"If we win, it doesn't matter. If we lose, it doesn't
matter," Burton said. "If we lose, they were sup-
posed to win anyway. It's not a district game and it
doesn't get us to the state championship. We are
lucky enough to be picked to play on ESPN. We are
obviously here for a reason. We know what we can
do. Personally, I can't wait. This is one of the biggest
games I have ever played in."
The game is causing Burton to lose sleep.
"I think about it every night," Burton said. "I can't
sleep at night anymore."
A big reason might be the 40 family members who
will be in attendance, according to Burton.
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'Cliche stuff'
With heavy emphasis on the passing game by
Oscar Smith and Sims, Venice will have pressure on
their cornerbacks, safety and linebackers.
However, Peacock doesn't see it that way.
"They are going to catch balls, get first downs and
move the ball," Peacock said. "If they go out there
and lose their mind and blow coverages, then it's
going to be ugly. They have the No. 1 quarterback in
the country who threw for 3,000 yards. They are
going to complete some passes. Same thing with Trey
Burton. He is going to have some yards. We just have
to not turn the ball over, not get beat deep. All the
cliche stuff. You got two good football teams. The
team that makes the least amount of mistakes is
going to win it."
According to Peacock, he can't worry about travel-
ing 876 miles to Virginia but does worry about things
he can control like the big play.
"We are not used to seeing a guy that can throw the
ball as far or as deep as that guy can throw it," Peacock
said. "They are very fast. Worried about the big play
and them coming out and throwing the post over our
head and not having to work for something. I think if
we stop that and make them work for their yards,
then we will be all right."
Peacock doesn't see this as just any other game.
"It would be monstrous disappointment if we did-
n't win the game," Peacock said. "I wouldn't have ever
agreed to it (playing the game) if I wasn't planning on
winning it. And it does mean something in the grand
scheme of things because if we can't beat Oscar
Smith, we can't beat (5A defending state champion)
St. Thomas Aquinas."
Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas, reigning
national champions, are ranked No. 1 in the nation in
all the preseason polls.
"If we don't beat Oscar Smith," Peacock said, "we
are going to have to get a lot better."


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Sr. 6-0
Jr. 6-3
Sr. 5-6
Soph. 5-7
Sr. 5-9
Soph. 5-10
Jr. 6-2
Sr. 6-0
Soph. 6-1
Jr. 5-11
Sr. 6-2
Jr. 5-10
Jr. 5-8
Jr. 5-10
Jr. 5-11
Sr. 6-0
Jr. 5-10
Jr. 5-8
Jr. 6-1
Fr. 5-11
Soph. 5-10
Soph. 6-0
Sr. 5-11
Jr. 6-0
Sr. 6-6
Soph. 5-6
Fr. 5-9
Jr. 5-10
Sr. 6-1
Sr. 5-8
Sr. 5-9
Soph. 5-11
Soph. 5-10
Jr. 6-3
Jr. 6-2
Soph. 6-0
Jr. 5-10
Jr. 5-9
Soph. 5-10
Sr. 5-10
Sr. 5-9
Jr. 5-9
Jr. 6-1
Sr. 6-0
Jr. 6-1
Jr. 5-9
Sr. 5-9
Sr. 6-1
Sr. 6-5
Jr. 6-1
Jr. 6-2
Jr. 6-1
Fr. 6-0
Sr. 6-1
Jr. 6-2


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205
170
175
180
170
180
190
185
175
225
165
175
175
170
250
175
180
215
175
180
220
190
210
180
160
170
215
225
220
220
230
250
290
200
210
190
205
190
210
300
275
225
210
200
230
255
315
225
305
260
170
175
165
160


POSITION
WR/FS
WR/FS
WR/DB
RB/DB
WR/LB
QB/FS
WR/LB
RB/SS
WR/SS
WR/SS
QB/P
WR/DB
WR/DB
QB
WR/FS
RB/LB
RB/DB
RB/LB
RB/LB
RB/LB
WR/DB
FB/LB
FB/LB
TE/LB
K/P
RB/DB
RB/LB
FB/LB
T/DE
T/DT/FB
G/DT
G/LB
C/DT
T/DT
C/DE
G/LB
G/LB
G/DT
G/LB
G/DT
T/DT
T/DT
T/DT
T/DT
T/DE
T/DT
G/DE
T/DT
T/DE
T/DT
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Supporting the cheerleaders














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COURTESY PHOTO
From left, Tori Miller, coach Kathy Walker and Taylor McLaughlin, representing the
Venice High School cheerleaders at the Sertoma Club of Venice, received a $300
check from Sertoma president Kevin Lingard. The money is part of the $6,000 raised
by the cheerleaders to pay for their trip to cheer on the Venice High football team
against Oscar Smith High in Chesapeake, Va., on Friday.


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can also register online at www.
venicesoccer.org.
Miss Venice Fastpitch
sign-ups start Saturday
Miss Venice Fastpitch softball will be
holding registration for girls ages 5-16
from 9 a.m to noon Aug. 29 and 6-8
p.m. Sept. 1 and Sept. 3 at the Wellfield
Complex.
Sign-up is for the fall softball league.
VHS football
season tickets on sale
Season tickets for home football
games at Venice High are on sale.
Cost is $36 for the six games at
Powell-Davis Stadium.
Anyone who did not have season
tickets last year, should visit the law
offices of Boone, Boone, Boone, Koda
and Frook, 1001 Avenida del Circo
between the hours of 9:30 a.m. to 4:30
p.m., Monday through Friday.
Season ticket holders also get free
admittance to all home junior varsity
games.
For more information, call 488-6716.
VHS all-sports
season tickets on sale
Individual and family all-sport sea-
son tickets are now on sale.
The general admission tickets are
for the upcoming sports season and
the the one-priced ticket covers par-
ents and their school-age children
admission to all VHS home sports.
Playoff or postseason games are not
included.
Eligible children must be 18 years


old or younger, living at home and cur-
rently attending a school in Sarasota
County.
Cost for family all-sports ticket is
$150 while the individual all-sports
ticket costs $60.
For more information, call Larry
Sandburg at 488-6726 or the Boone law
firm at 488-6716.
Fall sports registration
open at YMCA
Registration for fall sports programs
is now open at the South County Family
YMCA in Venice.
Soccer, volleyball, T-ball, coach pitch
and basketball academy will be offered.
Register at YMCA or online at
veniceymca.com.
For more information, call 492-9622.
Sarasota Scullers
open house is Aug. 29
The Sarasota Scullers will be holding
an open house from 9-11 a.m, Aug. 29
at Nathan Benderson Park, 2500
Honore Ave., Sarasota.
The open house is a way to intro-
duce teens (seventh through 11th
grades) to competitive rowing.
No advance registration is required.
Drinks and snacks will be provided.
For more information, visit www.
sarasotascullers.org or e-mail sarasota
scullers@yahoo.com or call 966-2244 or
284-7111.
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.


Want to watch the game?


BY PERRY D. PENTZ
SPORTS EDITOR


Can't make the trip to Chesapeake,
Va., to watch the Venice High football
team's opening game? There are alter-
natives.
The game is being aired on ESPNU,
which is available on Verizon FIOS
(channel 63), Comcast (744), DirecTV
(609) and the Dish Network (148).
Comcast subscribers can watch the
game on channel 744 if they currently
subscribe to the Sports Entertainment
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either the Sports Entertainment Tier or
digital classic service and have a digital
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Warren 40, Drew Angelo 41, Garrett
Wilson 44, Dylan Quinn 47, Jack
Cenci 48, Josh Silverman 54; Boys
11 & Over-Erik Souchak 36, Nash
Neptune 37, Sean Hanlon 44,
Justin Otis 45, Jonathan Bozer 48,
Bryan Bruce 50, Joey Lauro 52,
Evan Murphy 53, William Goddard
55, Grant Marsh 64.

SARABAY COUNTRY CLUB
July 27
Greater Sarasota Junior Golf
Association Regular Tour 18-Hole
Division: Boys 16-18: Jordan Miller
73, Ryan Lort 76, Michael Luck 77,
Jaime Veloz 77, Jack Lyerly 78.
Boys 13-15: Connor Lynch 74, Joey
deStefano 75, Michael Colgate 77,
Conner Baldwin 78, Frank Perilli
79; Boys 12 & Under: Barry


rants in the area (in no particular
order):
Applebee's, 4329 South Tamiami
Trail; 14 televisions. Specials: burger,
fries and 10-ounce beer for $5.95; buy
10 wings, get 10 wings free; 2-for-l
happy hour during game; beer pitcher
specials.
Beef '0' Brady's, 4145 South
Tamiami Trail; 13 televisions. Specials:
pulled-pork sandwiches, slider burger
baskets, chili-cheese hot dog baskets as
well as a burger and chicken finger
family platter for four that includes
french fries and cole slaw. Wing and
beer specials and for dessert, deep-
fried Oreo's.
Bogey's Restaurant and Sports
Bar, 652 E. Venice Ave.; 28 televisions.
Specials: anyone wearing green and
white Venice High attire will receive 10
percent off their bill; fish fry for $8.99.
British Open Pub & Restaurant,
2053 South Tamiami Trail; three televi-
sions. Specials: fish fry, $9.99 and
$11.99.
Beckham's Osprey Grille, 1272
South Tamiami Trail; 11 televisions.
Specials: 10-inch pizza; 50-cent wings,
all-you-can-eat fish fry for $12.95,
homemade chili and Beckham's
famous fish and chips.
Venice Sports Bar & Billiards, 2107
South Tamiami Trail.
Don't see your favorite spot? Call
there to see if it will have the game on.

ppentz@venicegondolier.com


Mcdonnell 75, Landry Miller 79,
Jeremy Perna 79, Eduardo
Ronderos 81, Jeovani Veloz 83;
Girls-Crystal Smith 69, Nelly Korda
82, Katie McKenney 88, Erin Lisch
94, Thilda Staubo 96.

PLANTATION GOLF
& COUNTRY CLUB
Aug. 1 & 2
GSJGA Regular Tour Tournament
of Champions: Girls: 1. Crystal
Smith 73-73 146; 5. Grace
Gildner 105-107 212; Boys 16-
18: 4. Tim Garofalo 74-76 150,
6. Tyler Jones 81-77 158; Boys
13-15: 2. Frank Perilli 71-75 -
146.

KINGSWAY COUNTRY CLUB
Aug. 6 & 7


SPORTS SHORT

SENIOR SOFTBALL
SUNCOAST ORTHOPAEDIC VICTORIOUS:
The Venice Suncoast Orthopaedic senior softball
team captured their third monthly tournament
by winning three of four games in Lakeland.
After losing the first game to the Vero Beach
Astros, 5-1, Suncoast Orthopaedic defeated
Ocala Walnut Security, 20-10; Lakeland


GSJGA Elite Tour: Boys 16-18:
Vincent Gomes 93-99 192; Boys
13-15: Brian Eidelbus 86-78 -
164.

ORANGE LAKE RESORT &
COUNTRY CLUB
Aug. 8 & 9
Florida State Golf Association
(FSGA) Junior Team Championship
2 BB of 3: (Legends Course) Girls
16-18 (2nd out of 9 teams):
Crystal Smith 74-73, Stefanie
Mitchell 90-74, Nella Korda 79-78
= 300; Boys 16-18 (6th out of 21
teams) Tim Garofalo 74-75, Walker
Yaw 76-74, Tyler Jones 70-79 =
293; (Reserve Course) Boys 13-15
(5th out of 18 teams) Ramsey
Touchberry 74-74, Frank Perilli 73-
80, Rayn Wolfe 74-77 = 298.


American Legion, 10-4, and the Orlando Young
Bucks, 21-10, to capture the tournament.
Venice's offense was led by Lou Giovanini,
who batted .800.Vinny Remsen hit .714 while
Hansel Faulkner and Mel Eubank had averages
of .667 and .643, respectively.
The team, which is managed by John
Zoccano, will play in the 70+ National Softball
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CONTACT US
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FEATURES EDITOR
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Karen Mur-
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George
Borton
bring Susie
Vine some
of the junk
found under
the pier.
PHOTO BY
MARTY DOVER
Right, Bill Wilson
Below, items such
as these are what
divers find during
their pier and jetty
cleanup.
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BY KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Cleaning up after others is a tradition for the Sun Coast Reef Rovers, Venice's dive club.
Members clean up the beach from Service Club Park to Sharky's On The Pier and, at least once a year,
they clean up the submerged land around the pier and the underwater rocky area off the Venice Jetty.
"We're making an impact," club founder Bill Wilson said. 'At first we had a dozen black bags. Now we
have to look to find stuff."
At first they also had to win over the pier fishermen who didn't want to curtail their fishing for the hour


the annual pier cleanup takes.
ON- '"The fishermen changed their tune," Wilson said. "Now they love going through the stuff we
find and they don't snag their lines as often."
The latest pier cleanup was in July. Bad weather and rough water conditions caused
two earlier attempts to be canceled.
"It has to be flat calm," Wilson said. "When the winds and waves are crashing, the divers
get too beat up."
Rough water severely curbs visibility, which is not good on the best of days in Venice


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In past years, the divers have found a variety of fishing gear, including one rod and reel
with fish still attached. Another year they brought up two nearly submerged memorial
benches that vandals had tossed off the pier.
"They had to unbolt them from the pier to dump them," Wilson said. "They were total-
ly buried. Just the rung of one was visible."
Not that anything is too visible off Venice Beach.
Divers wear wetsuits or skins for protection from rocks and such creatures as jellyfish.
They carry a sharp knife for cutting lines plus other tools individual divers have found
to be useful for cutting snagged lines and freeing objects wedged in
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Below. Rod Duncan. left. holds a juvenile mammoth tooth with a complete
root (top) and a 13 1/4 inch worn-down working end of an adult mammoth
tusk. a very rare find. At right. Doug Jones
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VENICE REGIONAL
MEDICAL CENTER


MONTHLY HEALTH NEWS from VENICE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER + SEPTEMBER 2009


Health


LINK


Health


BRIEFS


LOCATION:
Venice Regional Medical Center
Cardiac Rehab/Easy Street, Venice
Wednesday, September 2
8:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
Heart Healthy Nutrition Class
Speaker: Rachel Chambers, RD, LD/N
Register by calling 483-7354.




LOCATION:
Lions Club Room at Venice HealthPark
1283 Jacaranda Blvd., Venice
No registration necessary.
Tuesday, September 1 7:00 p.m.
MS Support Group
Welcome Back! Share, Discussion Meeting
&r Cognition and MS

Wednesday, September 2 7:00 p.m.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of
Sarasota County

Friday, September 4, 11, 18, 25
9:30 a.m. until 12 p.m.
Amputee Support Group
A roundtable support session that meets
every Friday.

Tuesday, September 8 6:30 p.m.
Venice Aglow
Outreach group open to all women.

Wednesday, September 9 2:00 p.m.
Live Wires Stroke Club
Sponsored by the Stroke Division of the
American Heart Association.

Wednesday, September 16 1:30 p.m.
Ostomy Support Group
Sponsored by the United Ostomy Association
Chapter of the American Cancer Society.




LOCATION:
Lions Club Room at Venice HealthPark
1283 Jacaranda Blvd., Venice
Thursday, September 3
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, September 10,17,24
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: HealthPark, Main Lobby
1201 Jacaranda Blvd., Venice
Thursday, September 3
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.


GET PROACTIVE ABOUT

PROSTATE HEALTH

SEPTEMBER 10-16 IS PROSTATE
CANCER AWARENESS WEEK


Did you know that more than 186,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate
cancer in the United States this year? After skin cancer, it's the most common form
of cancer in men-one in six will be diagnosed in his lifetime.
That's why it's so important to understand the warning signs, risk factors and
screening guidelines for the disease. When it comes to prostate cancer, time is your
strongest ally-early detection is imperative. This September, be sure to talk to
your doctor about your health history, steps you can take toward prevention, and
getting screened.

RISK FACTORS The following are some of the most common risk factors
for prostate cancer:
Age. Age is the #1 risk factor for the disease. More than 65% of all prostate
cancer cases occur in men over 65.
Personal Family History. Men whose fathers, brothers, or sons have had
prostate cancer are twice as likely to develop the disease.
Ethnicity. African-American men are 61% more likely to develop prostate
cancer than white men.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS The prostate gland-part of the male repro-
ductive and urinary systems-is located deep in the pelvis. Prostate cancer often
progresses slowly, and may produce no symptoms for years. If you notice any changes
in urinary or sexual function, however, you should contact your doctor right away.
Signs to watch for include:
Weak, interrupted urine flow or inability to urinate
Difficulty starting or stopping urine flow
The need to urinate frequently, especially at night
Blood in the urine or semen
Pain or burning during urination or ejaculation
Continued pain in the lower back, pelvis or upper thighs
Experiencing these symptoms doesn't necessarily mean you have prostate cancer.
They can have a number of causes, so it's important to talk to your physician to get a
proper diagnosis.

PREVENTION AND SCREENING Researchers continue to explore the
links between nutrition and prostate cancer. One thing is clear, however: A healthy
lifestyle is a sure-fire way to help prevent the disease. Drink plenty of water; eat a diet
rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains; and exercise regularly.
In addition, the American Cancer Society recommends that all men over 50 talk
to their doctors about yearly prostate screenings. Men at higher risk should consider
being tested earlier, at about age 40.
The most important screening tool for prostate cancer is the PSA (prostate-
specific antigen) blood test. Explains Robert Ross, Jr., M.D., "Since the advent of the
blood PSA test, we're able to diagnose and treat the disease much earlier than we
could twenty years ago. It's not perfect, but it's the best tool we've got.'
In addition to the blood PSA test, digital rectal examinations and transrectal
ultrasounds may also be used."No one enjoys a rectal exam," says Dr. Ross,"but the
benefits of early detection are well worth it."'

TAKE A PROACTIVE STANCE While a prostate cancer diagnosis can be
frightening, there's hope. Early diagnosis and advanced treatment options have
remarkably increased survival rates, and local and nationwide support networks
abound. The more you know, the better-and by understanding the risks, warning
signs, and screening guidelines you can help protect yourself against the disease.


FREE LECTURE

Tuesday, September 8
6:00 7:00p.m.
Free Physician Lecture
Speaker: Zenobio Aguila, M.D.,
Board Certified Internist
Topic: "The Flu and You: All You
Need to Know for this ([.,..,i6-ig
Season."
Location: Aston Gardens
at Pelican Pointe,
1000 Aston Gardens Drive, Venice
Register by calling 240-1000.
Light Refreshments served.


FREE PROSTATE
CANCER SCREENING

Venice Regional Medical
Center is offering a free prostate
cancer screening for men over the
age of 50 and younger men with
a family history of the disease.
This screening is performed in two
phases. You must participate in
Phase 1 to be eligible to partici-
pate in Phase 2.

PHASE 1:
September 16
Between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.
PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
Blood Test
Call for available time slots
486-6925.
Venice HealthPark Lions Club Room
1283 Jacaranda Blvd.
(Center Road Side of Building)

PHASE 2:
September 23
Starting at 5:30 p.m.
DRE (Digital Rectal Exam)
Reservations are required.
Call for available time slots
486-6925.
Venice HealthPark Lions Club Room
1283 Jacaranda Blvd.
(Center Road Side of Building)

Because this is a free service,
those who are currently under the
care of a urologist or have been
diagnosed with carcinoma of the
prostate are not eligible for the
screening.


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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26
Birding walk
Time: 7:30 a.m.-noon
Where: T. Mabry Carlton Jr.
Memorial Reserve, 1800 Mabry
Carlton Parkway, Venice
Notes: Charlie Sample from
Friends of the Carlton Reserve
and the Venice Audubon
Society will lead the walk.
Call: 861-5000
Lord-Higel House
fundraiser
Time: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. every day
September-October
Where: Applebee's, 4329 South
Tamiami Trail, Venice
Notes: Ten percent of the pur-
chase price will go to the
Friends of the Lord-Higel
House.
Call: 488-1937
Venice Women's
Sailing Squadron
Time: 9 a.m.
Where: Venice Yacht Club,
1330 Tarpon Center Drive,
Venice
Call: Penny Washburn, 966-
3100
Link: www.bitterends
venice.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
Kiwanis
Time: 11:45 a.m.-i p.m.
Where: American Legion, 1770
E. Venice Ave., Venice
Cost: $10
Call: Beverly Miller, 484-7394
Watercolors with Walter
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Where: Woodmere Park, 3951
Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice
Cost: $20
Call: 861-5000
Evening book club
Time: 6 p.m.
Where: Jacaranda Library, 4143
Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice
Call: 861-5000
Venice Archives
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday
and Wednesdays
Where: Historic Triangle Inn,
351 S. Nassau St., Venice
Notes: Open to the public two
days a week for the Venice
Archives & Area Historical
Collection. Personal research
may be arranged by calling

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


James Hagler, director.
Call: 486-2487
Club food


Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis Elks
Lodge, 1021 Discovery Way,
Nokomis
Notes: Menu varies weekly.
Drive-up available. Authentic
smoked meats available
Wednesday and Friday in
parking lot.
Cost: Prices range from $5-$12
Call: 486-1854
Disabled American
Veterans dinner
Time: 4-8 p.m.
Where: Disabled American
Veterans, 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, 621 East
Colonia Lane, Nokomis
Call: 484-4470

Senior beach walk
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 Fridays
Where: Hecksher Park, 450 W
Venice Ave., Venice
Call: Bill, 586-5889

Snook
Haven
music
Time:
noon-2
p.m.
Where:
Snook
Haven,
5000 E.
Venice
Ave. (corner of Venice Avenue


and River Road), Venice
Notes: The Hi-Lites play banjo,
guitar and have vocals.
E-mail:
banjolady@comcast.net



THURSDAY, AUG. 27
Sierra Club coffee
Time: 8:45-10 a.m.
Where: Venice City Hall,
Community Room, 401 W
Venice Ave., Venice
Notes: Interested people are
welcome to join the group for
free coffee, bagels, pastries and
informal discussion about the
environment.
Call: 951-6084

Lord-Higel House
fundraiser


Time: 5-8 p.m.
Where: Wendy's, 4331 South
Tamiami Trail, Venice
Notes: A flier is required by the
cashier and can be obtained at
the Venice Gondolier Sun, 200
E. Venice Ave., or the Venice
Chamber of Commerce, 597
South Tamiami Trail (weekdays
8 a.m.-5 p.m.), or Venice City
Hall. 401 W Venice Ave. (week-


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TUESDAY, SEPT. 1
Friends of The Legacy Trail
Time: 6 p.m.
Where: Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843
South Tamiami Trail, Osprey
Notes: Andrew Noune, executive direc-
tor of the Alliance for Responsible
Transportation, will speak. There is no
park entry fee for those attending the
meeting. The public is invited.
Call: 861-7245
Link: www.legacytrailfriends.org


SATURDAY, SEPT. 19
Children's vision screening
Time: 9 a.m.-noon
Where: Venice .
HealthPark, 1289
Jacaranda Blvd.,
Venice
Notes:
Venice/Englewood
Lions Clubs will offer
free vision screenings for preschool
through high school children living
between Blackburn Point Road in
Osprey, south to Boca Grande, east to


the Myakka River and west to the Gulf
of Mexico. Screening will be conducted
by Dr. P Dee G. Stephenson. An
appointment is required.
Call: 486-6065



SATURDAY, SEPT. 19,
AND SUNDAY, SEPT. 20
Yard sale benefit
Time: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Wildlife Center of Venice, 3252
Border Road, Venice
Notes: All proceeds will benefit the
wildlife being cared for at the center.
Call: 484-9657


TUESDAY, SEPT. 29
Civility in the workplace
RSVP: Sept. 23
Date: Sept. 29
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Venetian Golf & River Club, 502
Veneto Blvd. (off Laurel Road), Venice
Notes: Topic is "Increasing Productivity


and Satisfaction in Your Workplace."
This is the third in a series of compli-
mentary workshops sponsored by Gulf
Coast Community Foundation of
Venice. Preference will be given to
organizations participating in the
Because It Matters workplace civility
program.
Call: 486-4600



SATURDAY, OCT. 3
Community vard sale


RSVP by: Oct. 3
Date: Oct. 17
Time: 7-11 a.m.


Where: New Life Community Center,
1500 South Tamiami Trail, Venice
Notes: Participants can earn money by
selling yard sale items at a booth rent-
ed from the United Way of South
Sarasota County. The fundraiser sale is
open to individuals, businesses, non-
profits and churches.
Cost: $35 fee will reserve a spot, and
100 percent of this amount goes to
United Way
Call: 408-0595



THURSDAY, OCT. 29
VMS Silver Jubilee
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Venice Middle School, gymna-
sium, 1900 Center Road, Venice
Notes: The public is invited to the
school's 25th anniversary celebration.
There will be a short program, light
refreshments, and time to greet old
acquaintances and see mementos from
the past 25 years. Contact Sharon
Lewis by Oct. 1 and let her know if you
will attend.
Call: 493-3437
E-mail: slewis9@comcast.net


days 9 a.m.-4 p.m.), so 10 per-
cent of the purchase price can
go to the Friends of the Lord-
Higel House.
Call: 488-1937

Gardening answers
Time: 9:30 a.m.-noon
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 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 class
for beginners
Time: 4-5 p.m.
Where: Nokomis Community
Center, 234 East Nippino Trail,
Nokomis
Notes: Bring an acoustic guitar
and notebook.
Cost: $15 for five weeks or $3
per class
Call: 861-5000

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


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Allen Kretschmar, left, Kim Gardner Kollar, Bobbi Eschenbach and Chris Caswell will perform 56 of
Frank Sinatra's best songs at Venice Theatre. "My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra" opens the
2009-10 Cabaret season and will run on the Pinkerton Stage Aug. 28-Sept. 13. Performances are
Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $24 ($12 for students) from the
box office, 140 W. Tampa Ave., Venice, 488-1115. Tickets are also available at www.venicestage.com.





WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26, 2009


VENUE from Page 3B
Tappercise
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
Where: Starz Choice Dance Academy,
348 S. Seaboard Ave., Venice
Call: 408-0019
Club food
Time: 5-7:30 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, 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
Time: noon-1 p.m.
Where: Venice Yacht Club, 1330 Tarpon
Center Drive, Venice
Notes: The club is now meeting in this
new location.
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
Cruise Club
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Crossroads American Grille,
385 North U.S. 41 Bypass, Venice
Notes: The club's mission is for mem-
bers to cruise their boats to fun desti-
nations.
Call: 386-0983
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 sanc-
tioned by ACBL.


Call: 223-3712
Link: www.venicebridge.net


FRIDAY, AUG. 28
Marco Rubio to speak
Time: 2 p.m.
Where: Village On The Isle, Renais-
sance Room, 930 South Tamiami Trail,
Venice
Notes: He will talk about his candidacy
for U.S. Senate. Free refreshments will
be served.
Call: 486-5469
Spaghetti dinner
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Where: Salvation Army, 1051 Albee
Farm Road, Venice
Notes: A bake sale will also be held to
benefit the Home League.
Cost: $5
Call: 484-6227
Career counseling
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Women's Resource Center, 701
Center Road, Venice
Notes: Career adviser Ania Morris
offers one-on-one appointments to
help with employment resources.
Cost: $5 members; $8 nonmembers
Call: 485-9724
Link: www.thewomens
resourcecenter.org
Peer counseling
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Women's Resource Center, 701
Center Road, Venice
Notes: Peer counseling is available
every weekday.
Cost: $5 donation
Call: 485-9724
Link: www.thewomens
resourcecenter.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.; 5-7:30 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis Elks Lodge,


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Notes: Menu varies weekly. Drive-up
available. Authentic smoked meats
available Wednesday and Friday in
parking lot.
Cost: Prices range from $5-$12
Call: 486-1854

Time: 5-8 p.m.
Where: Eagles Aerie, 621 East Colonia
Lane, Nokomis
Call: 484-4470

Time: 4:30-6:45 p.m.
Where: Veterans of Foreign Wars, 832
E. Venice Ave., Venice
Call: 484-8118
American Legion dinner-dance
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Where: American Legion, 1770 E.
Venice Ave., Venice
Call: 488-1157
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 recom-
mended.
Cost: $20 minimum per person inside
tables
Call: 480-0011
Tappercise
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.
Where: Starz Choice Dance Academy,
348 S. Seaboard Ave., Venice
Notes: intermediate tap
Call: 408-0019
Sunset sing-along
Time: One hour before sunset
Where: Venice Beach, near lifeguard
station
Notes: Bring a chair
Call: 493-0775
Link: www.newlifevenicefl.org

Teen beginning guitar class
Time: 4-5 p.m.
Where: Nokomis Community Center,
234 East Nippino Trail, Nokomis
Notes: Bring an acoustic guitar, pencil
and spiral notebook.
Cost: $3 per class; $15 for five weeks
Call: 861-5000

Shuffleboard
Times: 9 a.m. Friday and Mondays; 7
p.m. Wednesday
Where: Hecksher Park, 450 W Venice
Ave., Venice
Call: Bill, 586-5889


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Free diabetes
screenings
Dates: Aug. 27-28
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Kmart, 501
North Beneva Road,
Sarasota
Notes: No appointment
is necessary.
Call: Cholestcheck, (800)
713-3301

Dates: Sept. 1-2
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Sweetbay
Pharmacy, 1254
Jacaranda Blvd., Venice
Notes: No appointment
is necessary.
Call: Cholestcheck, (800)
713-3301
Gulf Gate
Health Fair
Date: Saturday, Aug. 29
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Gulf Gate
Library, 7112 Curtiss
Ave., Sarasota
Notes: Learn more about
health care resources in
Sarasota County, includ-
ing reduced-price pre-
scription drugs, Kidcare,
insurance options,
senior social services,
and mental health infor-
mation. Short presenta-
tions will be made on
such subjects as home
health care, assisted liv-
ing, long-term care plan-
ning and more.
Call: 861-5000, ask about
the health fair at Gulf
Gate Library.
Free cholesterol and
diabetes screenings
Date: Aug. 29
Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: D & A Pharmacy,
3015 Bobcat Village
Road, North Port
Notes: No appointment


is necessary.
Call: Cholestcheck, (800)
713-3301
Family support
Family Support Group,
6:30-7:30 p.m., fourth
Wednesday of the month
(Aug. 26), South County
Resource Center, 7810
Tamiami Trail. Contact
Wendy Hemandez at 539-
8957 or whernandez@
jfcs-cares.org.
Stroke support
Stroke Support Group,
11:30 a.m., fourth
Wednesday of the
month (Aug. 26),
Englewood Community
Hospital Rehab Center
in theYMCA across from
the hospital, 701 Medical
Blvd. RSVP to 475-3558.
Parkinson's
support group
This group meets at 4
p.m. the fourth
Wednesday of every
month at Aston Gardens,
1000 Aston Gardens
Drive, Venice. This
month: "How to Survive
Hospitalization" by Dr.
Ramon Gil of the
Parkinson's Disease
Treatment Center of
Southwest Florida. To
RSVP call Jen Pietraniec
at 484-3958.
Recovery support
Relapse Prevention and
Recovery Support group,
6 p.m., fourth Thursday
of the month (Aug. 27),
Home Detox Inc. at 530
South U.S. 41 Bypass,
Unit 12B, in Brickyard
Plaza. Led by Sharon R.
Mays-Tremain. Call
412-3869 or visit
homedetoxinc.com.


Bereavement group
The Bereavement
Support Group meets 3-
4 p.m., the second and
fourth Thursdays of the
month in the Adminis-
trative Conference Room
at Englewood Com-
munity Hospital, 700
Medical Blvd. Call 697-
0783.
Heart Healthy
Nutrition classes
Rachel Chambers pre-
sents a free one-hour
overview of nutrition
options, 8:15 a.m., 9:30
a.m. and noon, first
Wednesday of the
month (Sept. 2) 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
(Sept. 3), Mid-County
Regional Library, 2050
Forrest Nelson Blvd.,
Port Charlotte. Call Bob
at 697-3055.
Nia with Matt
Nia is fun, pleasurable
fitness that combines
three movement art
forms to heal and ener-
gize the body, mind,
spirit and emotion.
Classes are at 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday at the Venice
Community Center, 326
S. Nokomis Ave.; and at
5:30 p.m. Wednesday
and Thursdays at the
Nokomis Community
Center, 234 Nippino
Trail, Nokomis. Contact
Matt McCord at 488-
6065 or flyndivematt@
aol.com.


Help with
prescriptions
The Community
Pharmacy of Sarasota
County Inc., 225 South
Tamiami Trail, Nokomis,
assists uninsured resi-
dents in obtaining their
routine prescription
medications. Call 445-
5687 or visit www.
cpsarasota.org.
Medicare help
Associated Medicare
Patients Inc., an inde-
pendent, nonprofit cor-
poration of volunteers,
helps those on
Medicare navigate the
health insurance sys-
tem. AMP is free and
serves Sarasota,
Englewood and Venice.
Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday and 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. Wednesday,
AMP is on the second
floor of the Pat Buster
Building at the Senior
Friendship Centers,
2350 Scenic Drive,
Venice. AMP is always
looking to train new
counselors. For more
information, call 584-
0051.
Nar-Anon group
Thursday Nar-Anon
Family Group, a sup-
port 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 pro-
gram is based on the 12
steps of AA and Al-
Anon. Call Ray, 497-
6879.


Venice resident

receives national

leadership award


STAFF REPORT


Robert Cohen, a 16-
year Venice resident,
recently accepted a lead-
ership award for his ser-
vice to the Venice Florida
Ostomy Support Group.
The award was given
by the United Ostomy
Associations of America,
a national association of
ostomy support groups.
Cohen has been presi-
dent of the Venice group
for 15 years. The plaque
states that the award was
for "exceptional volunteer
leadership and commit-
ted guidance in enabling
the Venice Florida Osto-
my Support Group to
attain its humanitarian
mission of ostomates
helping ostomates."
Cohen also acts as the
ostomy resource for the
Venice area, collaborates
with the American Can-
cer Society, visits ostom-
ates and recently partici-
pated in aVenice Regional
Medical Center class of
nurses on ostomy care.
The presentation was
made at UOAA's annual


PHOTO COURTESY
OF ROBERT COHEN
Robert Cohen receives an
award for his service with
the Venice Florida Ostomy
Support Group.

conference in New
Orleans. Awards were
also given to four other
support-group leaders.
The local group meets
on the third Wednesday
of each month, from
September through May,
at the Venice HealthPark
at 1:30 p.m. in Suite 1283.
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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26, 2009


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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26, 2009


Officials prepare for


flu as school resumes


Back(packing)


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FROM SARASOTA
COUNTY HEALTH
DEPARTMENT

Sarasota County
Emergency Manage-
ment, Sarasota County
Health Department and
Sarasota County Schools
provided a briefing Aug.
20 about H1N1 (swine
flu) preparations for the
2009-10 school year.
Health department
officials say this virus is
widespread in the com-
munity, so they fully
expect to see flu activity
after schools have re-
opened.
"School and health
department officials are
reaching out to parents
and school staff to equip
them with the informa-
tion needed to promote
a healthy school envi-
ronment. It is important
that parents keep their
children home from
school if they become ill.
This means that working
parents should have a
plan for child care if their
child becomes ill," said
William Heymann, M.D.,
EA.C.E.P, medical direc-
tor for the Sarasota
County Health
Department.
The school district has
worked closely with the
health department to
train and equip health
room staff, nurses and
other school staff on
ways to reduce the
spread of the H1N1
virus.
"Our plan is flexible
and may change as war-
ranted," said Lori White,
superintendent of
Sarasota County Schools.
"We are following the
guidance of the Centers
for Disease Control and
Prevention and the
Sarasota County Health
Department on any
decisions that would
impact schools. These
decisions will be made


locally on a case-by-case
basis."
The district has
worked with the health
department to put
actions in place to
address swine flu con-
cerns during the 2009-10
school year:
School staff will
identify students exhibit-
ing flu-like symptoms
who will then be evaluat-
ed by the health room
aide or school nurse, and
isolated if necessary.
Parents or guardians
will then be contacted
and requested to pick up
their children as soon as
possible.
The district will
make hand sanitizers
available for use in class-
rooms under the super-
vision of adults.
Custodians and
building supervisors will
continue efforts initiated
in the spring to clean
commonly touched
areas (doorknobs, light
switches, handrails, etc.)
often.
Students with influen-
za-like illness must re-
main at home for at least
24 hours after their fever
is gone without the use
of fever-reducing medi-
cine. A fever is a temper-
ature that is elevated
above 100 degrees. Par-
ents, especially those of
medically fragile chil-
dren those with ongo-
ing health issues such as
asthma, diabetes and


other diseases and ill-
nesses are urged to
seek out early medical
care from their doctor
or health care provider.
Health department
and school district offi-
cials will work closely
together using a com-
puterized monitoring
system to track student
symptoms and atten-
dance. Parents will be
notified using the dis-
trict's automated tele-
phone message system
and other means as
appropriate.
The officials empha-
size there are everyday
actions that everyone
can do to help reduce
the spread of swine flu:
1. Cover coughs and
sneezes with a tissue or
the inside of your elbow.
2. Wash hands often
with soap and water or
alcohol-based hand gel,
especially after coughing
and sneezing.
3. Do not touch eyes,
nose or mouth. Germs
spread this way.
4. Avoid contact with
those who are ill.
These topics were in-
cluded in a telephone
message to parents as
well as a parent letter
that school officials dis-
tributed on the first day
of school, Monday. The
same information will be
posted on the Sarasota
County School District
Web site, www.sarasota
countyschools.net.


Reading tutors needed

Reading tutor training is being offered on Wed-
nesday, Sept. 2, from 8:45 a.m. to noon in Room 221 of
the blue awning building at the PALS office of Sara-
sota County School District, 1960 Landings Blvd.,
Sarasota.
PALS Partners in Education is the community in-
volvement office of the Sarasota County Public
Schools. PALS helps secure the county's students'
educational future by offering early proactive inter-
vention for struggling students.
Commitment as a reading volunteer is a minimum
of one hour per week, working one-to-one with the
same child in kindergarten, first or third grade. One
training session is all that is required.
For more information or to RSVP call 927-9000, ext.
31500.


Tim Cole, left, Rotary Club of Sarasota Bay board member, and Donna Clark, right,
club president-elect, presented 50 backpacks to Paula Schuler-Evans, second from
left, Venice Middle School exceptional student education leader, and Dr. Karin
Schmidt, VMS principal, on Aug. 18. The club's members bought school supplies and
donated more than 367 backpacks to six middle schools in the Sarasota County
School District, with help from Walgreen's and Smith Barney.


State seeks ideas to enhance education


FROM FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Florida Department of Educa-
tion has created a Web application for
school districts and others to provide
ideas for consideration in the state's
Race to the Top application.
Announced as part of the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of
2009, the $4.35 billion Race to the Top
fund represents the largest-ever federal
competitive investment in school
reform and will reward states for past
accomplishments and create incen-
tives for future improvements.
"To help secure Florida's participa-
tion in this incredible opportunity, we
will need to tap into our communities
and schools where individuals are
working daily to enrich and improve
the lives of our students," said Edu-
cation Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith.
"I strongly encourage anyone with a
new and innovative idea to visit this site
and share their thoughts on how we
can further improve Florida's education


system."
The Web application contains an
online submission form that is open to
the general public and allows for
entries of up to 1,000 characters for
each of the assurances identified in the
federal Race to the Top guidelines. The
assurances are: (1) standards; (2)
assessment; (3) data systems; (4) great
teachers and leaders; and (5) struggling
schools.
The department will collect public
input from this online submission site
through Sept. 11. Once this period clos-
es, the department, in consultation
with school districts and education
stakeholders throughout the state, will
compile and review all input to deter-
mine the best ideas to include in
Florida's grant application.
To provide feedback for Florida's
application for these funds, visit
www.fldoe.org/Commissioner/RaceTo
TheTop.asp. For more information
about Race to the Top, visit www.ed.
gov/policy/gen/leg/recovery/pro
grams.html.


Girl Scouts seek volunteers to promote Scouting

Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida Inc. fun at the same time. It is preferred that
is seeking volunteers to assist in gather- the potential volunteer have a back-
ing stories and photos for media op- ground or interest in writing, journalism
portunities to promote Girl Scouting in or communications. Some training is
designated areas in southwest Florida. required and will be provided.
This is an opportunity to partner with For information, contact Amanda
a youth organization, develop public Jacob, at (239) 561-1800, ext. 406, or at
relations and marketing skills, and have amandaj@gsgcf.org.


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an inflatable lift bag, which
displaces some of the weight
until the item reaches the sur-
face where help is available.
How it all began
The club was founded by
Wilson, Fred Hind and Elaine
Brosnan in 1997. The goal was
to promote dive buddies and
local dives. The cleanup start-
ed in 1998 when, emulating
the Adopt-A-Highway pro-
gram, club members adopted
the Venice Fishing Pier.
"There were eight or 10 of us
at a chamber (Venice Area
Chamber of Commerce) meet-
ing, and we decided to take div-
ing lessons," Wilson said. 'A
couple did their first dive in a
pond at Punta Gorda. They
couldn't see anything and quit."
Hind and Wilson perse-
vered, had the club incorporat-
ed and lined up 16 original
members. Although Wilson
grew up in the area, he never
went scuba diving until he
took lessons and started the
club when he was about 45. He
also had to conquer a type of
claustrophobia that caused
him to use more air than the
average diver.
Referred to as an "air-suck-


ing dog," he did 57 dives his
first year. To this day he uses a
larger, 100-pound tank, which
allows him to stay down for
about two hours. He said an
80-pound tank is more typical.
Collectors and 'lookers'
Now numbering close to 60,
the club has members ranging
in age from 15 to 83. They dive
regularly all over Florida, hold
regular meetings followed by
dinner and take an annual trip
to someplace special such as
the Caribbean island Bonaire,
which is known for its crystal
clear water and the variety of
things to see there.
"We are not shooters," Wilson
said. "Our focus is fossils and the
promotion of local diving."
Club members have found
prehistoric fossil sharks' teeth
as large as a person's hand,
plus countless fossilized re-
mains and mammoth teeth.
Venice could as easily be
called the Fossil Capital of the
World as it is the Shark Tooth
Capital of the World. Doug
Jones, the current club presi-
dent, has several showcases of
his finds in his home. Wilson
said they find the most sharks'
teeth out where the water is


about 17 feet deep but the
larger ones are in deeper
water where the bottom is
also rockier.
Meetings have been held at
Nokomis Community Center,
234 Nippino Trail, since that
facility opened. The club was
the first organization to sign
up, Wilson said. Meetings are
held on the third Wednesday
of the month from 6 to 7:30
p.m. They have a swap table
each month and generally go
out to dinner together after
the meeting.
Club members also have
adopted a manatee.
Dues are $25 per person or
$40 per family. Dues are pro-
rated for those joining later in
the year.
Wilson is the club secretary
and newsletter and Web editor.
What they enjoy are presen-
tations by such important
divers as the late Elmer Munk,
who was one of the originators
of the scuba classes given at
the South County Family
YMCA. Munk, the retired
owner of a dive shop in Illinois,
moved to Venice in 1991, work-
ing for four years as an admin-
istrator with the Venice Fire
Department. Munk Haven


Reef, off Bonaire, was named
for the avid diver and under-
water photographer.
Special dives
Wilson was able to dive at
Epcot.
"They only do eight a day,
and we had to arrange it
months in advance," he said.
Venice divers also were
allowed to dive at the Aquarius
Underwater Laboratory off the
Florida Keys. That, too, had to
be arranged months in advan-
ce. They could not enter the un-
derwater lab, but even being
able to dive next to it was a thrill.
"We had to do it when they
were not working on a project,"
Wilson said. "It is 60 feet down."
In addition to several trips
to Bonaire, group members
also have gone to the Turks
and Caicos and, more often, to
places in Florida such as
Jupiter and Boynton Beach.
While spear fishermen are wel-
come to join the club, trips are
planned strictly for viewing
and collecting.
To-do list
The only incident they ever
had occurred in 6 inches of
water. Greg Vine stepped on a


sting ray, Wilson said.
On another occasion, no
one was hurt but Wilson got
the scare of his life. Diving at
the Venice Fishing Pier he
found himself staring straight
into the face of a large shark.
"Someone had caught the
fish and killed it and thrown
the head over," he said. "That's
what I saw."
In the Bahamas he has been
swimming with sharks, and he
saw three bull sharks off
Boynton Beach.
"We're not on their menu,"
Wilson said. "We need them.
They play an important role."
On Saturday, club members
will participate in a local beach
dive. Sept. 19, weather permit-
ting, members will clean up
the Nokomis Jetty. In October,
don't be surprised if you hear
about underwater pumpkin
carvers off Venice Beach.
For information on the club,
visit www.suncoastreefrovers.
com.
kcool@venicegondolier.com
Marty Dover accompanied
the divers into the water for
theirJuly24 pier cleanup and
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Members of the Senior Friendship Center Monday morning writers group are Betty Bueter, back row left, Julius Grigore, Pam
Cundiff, Carolyn Stephens, Lela Hinden, Marie Kilkenny, June Gurley and Frank Drab; and Ruth Wieclaw, front row left, Venice
Gondolier Sun Features Editor Kim Cool, Peg Drab and Joe Roddy. Missing from this photo is photographer Fran Valencic. Cool
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FRAN VALENCIC
SOCIAL COLUMNIST

Three cheers to the
Epiphany Cathedral Council
of Catholic Women for a ter-
rific summer fundraiser. Co-
chairs Anita Justice and
Anne Ballagh and their com-
mittee gave more than 100
people a pleasant afternoon.
Men and women enjoyed
hot dogs, cupcakes and card
games. They also had a
chance to win door prizes


and raffle prizes including
food, baskets and cash. Two
prize tables were filled.
The proceeds from this
event benefit local charities.
In addition to raising
money, the Council of Cath-
olic Women has two trips
coming up. There is a bus trip
in October to St. Augustine,
Jacksonville and Sanford, Fla.
They have a Caribbean cruise
scheduled for January.
These friendly women
also meet monthly for lun-
cheons, meetings with guest
speakers and parties.
For information about
joining this group, call presi-
dent Edna Rohan at 497-
0038 or membership chair
Barbara Hurley at 488-5543.
Making history
Congratulations to Paul
and Betty Intagliata on their
50th wedding anniversary.
This dynamic duo is often


seen around town dressed as
John and Mabel Ringling.
The Intagliatas were in-
strumental in starting Venice
MainStreet. Betty is a docent
at the Historic Venice Train
Depot and is the former pres-
ident of the Venice Historical
Society. In addition to all this,
the lovebirds find time to
travel and enjoy their family
and friends. They celebrat-
ed part of their anniversary
in Connecticut at a family
reunion. More celebrating
will be cruising the Hawaiian
islands with their children.
Warmest congratulations
to this terrific couple.
One of our best
The special person of this
week is Venice Gondolier
Sun Features Editor Kim
Cool. This nice lady keeps
everyone informed about
things that are happening
in Sarasota, Venice and the


entire world, including her
two favorite places, the
Magic Kingdom and Bali.
In addition to all this, she
writes her ghost story, histo-
ry and travel books. She
generously donates many of
her books to organizations
for their fundraisers.
She recently took time
from her busy day to spend a
few hours at the Senior
Friendship Centers with the
Monday Morning writers
group. Several of the aspiring
Pulitzer Prize-winning writ-
ers wanted to know about
getting their work published.
She kindly gave them a mini
lesson, signed copies of her
book and stayed around for a
photo session.
Kim Cool is one of the
writers and editors who
make Venice a great place to
live.

franvalencic@comcast.net


Nick Rohan serves hot dogs at the card
party at Epiphany Cathedral. His mom is
president of the Council of Catholic
Women that sponsored the event.


Sally Fitzgerald holds the
door prize she won at the
card party.


Edna Rohan, left, president of the Council of Catholic
Women of Epiphany Cathedral, and Connie Marinak cele-
brate a successful card party on a hot summer afternoon
in Venice.


Lorry Doyle, left,
and Jane Lachiusa
sell raffle tickets
at the card party.
Doyle is the past
president of the
Council of
Catholic Women.


~-!IY-


Jack Hardies enjoys a game of pinochle with friends at the
card party sponsored by the Epiphany Cathedral Council of
Catholic Women.


Paula Pocatello, left, and Barbara Koehler pour iced tea for thirsty
guests at the card party.









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IN BEAUTIFUL VENICE, FL
2/2 Large Deluxe $135,900
2/2 Poolside Split Plan PENDING
3/2 Conyv. Furn. Lakeside $139,900
2/2 On Golf Course $143,900
3/3 Furn.Twnhse Condo $249,000
2/2 Split Bayhouse Condo $149,900
2/2 Golf Course Brkfst Rm$135,000
2/2 Bargain Near Shops $95,000
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$68,000. Lease option. $1000
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Punta Gorda, FL marked to
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$109,000 ea 2 Duplexes,
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5559 Holiday Park Blvd.
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Unit has vinyl siding and
vinyl windows in the lanais.
2nd Driveway -
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Clubhouse w/heated pool
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$29,900 inclusive of Land.
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Edgewater Ctr $800
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1/1 E. Second $575
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2/1.5 Talbot $675
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2/2 Boundary $500
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NORTH PORT 2/1 all tile,
pets ok, $700. or rent by
week 941-575-6482
NORTH PORT 3/2/2, + Den, all
appl. W/D, lanai, beautiful cond.
& yard. 4304 Mermel Cir. $895
mo. (786)-255-2805
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$895/mo. + $800 Sec. 941423-
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NORTH PORT 3BR/1.5BA, new
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$825 mo. (941)-321-8187.
NORTH PORT 3BR/2BA $725
2/2 $650/mo + sec dep. Annu-
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(941)-423-8448
NORTH PORT, 2BR/1BA in quiet
area. Water included. $575.
mo. + Deposit. 941-426-7297
NORTH PORT, 3br/2ba, spa-
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$850/month. No pets, No smok-
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pa Rd. NP Cheryl 941-730-0136
NORTH PORT, Adorable Doll
House 3/2/2, sep. fl/Ir, close
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941-426-1849 or 941-321-7140
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$950 unfurn. Call 941- 429-5956
Iv. message.


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
PORT CHARLOTTE
Lrg., 2 Bdrm, 1 Bath
central heat & air
NEW blinds & carpets, No
Pets $550. (941)-743-3489
PORT CHARLOTTE 1/1 with
study on Wiley. $500 mo. $350
dep. 941-916-0100
Port Charlotte 2/1
$150/wk $600/mo,
all tile, available now
941-769-4720
PORT CHARLOTTE 2/1, $600
Mo. $300 deposit. @ 2520 Elk-
cam Blvd. On waterway. Pets OK.
(941)-626-0315
PORT CHARLOTTE 2/1/CP,
CHA, Lrg. yard, All appliances.
Near PC Beach. 1 Pet OK. $675
mo + $675 Sec. (941)-764-1794
PORT CHARLOTTE 2/2/1,
$550/mo. 2/1, lanai. $500/mo.
$200. Water dep.
941-661-7532
PORT CHARLOTTE 22106 Fel-
ton Ave 1 Bedroom $495 neat,
clean central location 255-5947
PORT CHARLOTTE 3 Bd 2 Ba
$25,690! Only $215/Mo! 5% dn
15 yrs. @ 8% apr. for listings
800-366-9783 ext 7584


HOMES FOR RENT




PORT CHARLOTTE 4+/3/CP
newly remodeled, pets ok.
$950 mo+sec. 941-875-7614
PORT CHARLOTTE BLVD
2/2/1, clean, big yard, $680 mo,
annual,inclds water. small pet ok.
Ist.and sec. (239)-293-3421
PORT CHARLOTTE centrally
located 2/2 w/carport & big
yard. Ready for immediate occu-
pancy. $695 mo. + 1st, last &
sec. Non smoker. Sm. pet OK.
941- 456-6052
PORT CHARLOTTE FOR LEASE
3/2/2cg Family rm, Den, pool, Salt-
water canal, Close to Mall 941468-
5875
PORT CHARLOTTE Kelstadt
3/2/1 New tile & carpet, no
pets. $725/mo 1st & sec.
required. 941-628-9810
PORT CHARLOTTE, 3/2/2 Pool
Waterfront, $1200 mo.
Donata Noone, (941)- 875-4744
www.suncoasteam.com


PORT CHARLOTTE, 2/2/1 +
CP, $750 + sec. Avail 9/1. Arca-
dia 2/1 in city $700 Call Sandra
646-284-5861 or 718-829-0895
PORT CHARLOTTE, 2/2/1, split
plan, great location, 773
CALVERT, near Spring Lake.
$695 Mo. (502)-875-2839
PORT CHARLOTTE,
2419 Whisperlow St.
Clean 3/1.5/1CG, lanai, $725/mo.
$725 deposit. (941)-766-1828
PORT CHARLOTTE, clean 2/2
screened lanai, Irg gar & yard, priv.
fence, near town ctr mall $725 incl.
water, lawncare 941-268- 4505
PORT CHARLOTTE, Large new
4/2/2. $1100/mo. (941)-255-
3530
PORT CHARLOTTE, Quiet
Shaded 2/1, Ceramic Tile,
Appl, Laundry room, Lanai,
$595/Mo. 814-629-9815
PORT CHARLOTTE-MURDOCK,
3/2/2 w/bonus room for office or
kid's room. Fenced yard. Pets ok.
$750 mo. 941-626-4979.
PT.CHARLOTTE -DEEP CREEK
3/2/2, 2006 home, screened
lanai, W/D hook-up, big yard,
$875 + sec+util. 941-766-8437
PUNTA GORDA ISLES 2/2/2, Canal
w/dock, screened lanai, 10 min. to
Harbor, $875 mo. (562)-397-2755
PUNTA GORDA ISLES,
3/2/2,dock. No pool.
$975/mo.
941-286-8055
PUNTA GORDA, 2 mins. from
downtown, 2BR/1BA. all new
flooring/carpet. Avail. Sept. 1.
$535 Mo. (941)-276-1855
PUNTA GORDA, Burnt Store
Isles, 286 Madrid, 3/2/2 luxury
home on golf course w/inground
hot tub. Must have excellent ref-
erences & verifiable income.
$1200 mo. 941-626-2293
PUNTA GORDA, on canal,
Peace River view, 3BR / 2.5BA,
all modern 2300 SF home.
$950 mo.
Call Carol 800-850-8649 ext 0.
RENT & SAVE: PC & PG. Duplex
2/2 $525. House 2/1/1 $589.
2/2/1 $625 mo. F/L/S, no pets.
All CHA. 941-240-1749.

[RENTALS WANTED &
A AVAILABLE PROPERTY
MANAGEMENT SERVICES(
S 941-916-6107
CENTURY 21 Sunbelt Realty
ROTONDA
3/2/2 Built in 2007 wood floors
2200sqft $900.
3/2/1 Lg. yard. scr. lanai $750
WEST COAST PROP. MGT
9414730718
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55+, Now Leasing 1,2 & 3
bedroom apartments
starting at $411.00
Now open Saturdays 9:30 to
2:30 Weekdays 9-5
*income restrictions apply
941-698-8800
100 Rotonda Lakes Circle
Rotonda, Fl. 33947






S. VENICE FURN.
2BD/2BA SPLIT PLAN
HOME $850 P/MO. AVAIL
SEPT 1ST 941-468-9022
SOUTH GULF COVE, New
home, 2 bed, 2 bath, 1 garage,
near boat ramp. $750. Call (941)-
698-0414
SOUTH VENICE 3/2, 1200 sq.ft.
living. On Lake, LawnCare.
Small Pet ok, $500. Security
$995/mo 941-492-9646
SOUTH VENICE 3/2/1, Cute, Clean,
Tile, Lanai, fenced, W/D, Near
Shamrock park. Access to priv.
beach. pets ok $975. 323-6124
VENICE GARDENS, charming
remodeled, 1600sf, 2/2/2 split plan
on cul-de-sac. Walk to YMCA.
$875./$950. mo. (941Y927-7524
VENICE CITY, nice 3/2/1, @
1308 Cypress Ave. (Off Cherry).
$895. N/S, 941-488-9486 Iv
mesg. www.venicerentalhomes.com
VENICE GARDENS, cute unfurn.
2/2, family room, garage, quiet
neighborhood, tile & carpet, lawn
care incl. $830. 941-475-5757


HOMES FOR RENT




VENICE GREAT HOMES
$700-$975 941-492-4280
Gulf Coast Rentals & Real Estate
Co.
VENICE, 2/2/2 + Den & private
patio lanai on beautiful corner lot
in newer subdivision. Close to
shopping, beach, 1-75 & Jacaran-
da. $1,150. mo. (941)-539-7565
VENICE, City water/sewer,
immaculate 3/1, new flooring,
appliances and anti allergen A/C,
big fenced yard w/fruit trees and
large storage shed. No smoking.
Lease $810/mo. incl. lawn care.
First, last, Sec. 941-483-9048 or
941-376-0783
VENICE, CUTE house on Shady
lot, 2/1/1, No pets, 1st, last,
and security. $800/month
(941)-484-0443

VILLAS OF NORTH PORT
5200 S. BISCAYNE DR.
NORTH PORT, FL 34287
(941) 426-2266 Phone
(941) 426-0601 Fax
Villas of North Port is
under New Management!
We are now accepting
applications designated for
seniors 62 and over and
individuals with disabilities
at any age.
1 Bedroom $485.00
$250.00 Security Deposit
We allow Pets!
A nonrefundable pet security
deposit of $300.00 is required.
Water, Sewer and garbage
included for all Units!!!
$25.00 Application Fee
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY


Why are you throwing rent
money out the window?
If you are paying $600-$1200 in
rent I have homes for sale! Financ-
ing available. Call Marty RPKE
Investments Inc. 9414608601

I CONDOS/VILLAS
FOR RENT
S1240


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

ANNUAL RENTALS
IN BIRD BAY VILLAGE
lbed/2bed Condos
Utilities paid except electric
BIRD BAY REALTY (Venice)
484-6777 or 800-464-8497

DEEP CREEK 2/2, lanai, cath.
ceil., tile, wood cab., granite, w/d
inc. Pets ok $675+ up.
941-661-4539
ENGLEWOD BAY CONDO.
Luxury, furn, Pool, spa, 5 min. to
beach. Photos available. Annual or
seasonal. 865-719-2316
ENGLEWOOD 1/1.5 Furn Quail's Run
55+ htd pool. 2nd fir, new apple, Nr bch
includes cable, water, Greenbelt view.
$590/mo+ elect. 941-475-8844
ENGLEWOOD 1ST MONTH
FREE 12 mins from venice 2br
w/ den 2 ba 1300sf, pool
$399. moves you in $750/mo
9414730450
LAKE SUZY/CRYSTAL BAY,
Beautiful, furnished 2/2 W& D,
Lakeside, pool. $800./mo
941-769-1111
NOKOMIS SORRENTO EAST-
Park setting, Spacious
2BR/2B Split, W/D, Covered
parking, pool. 2nd floor pri-
vate entrance. No smokers,
No dogs, Annual $850/mo
941-365-4001 or 941-544-
8306
NOKOMIS, SORRENTO EAST
2b/2b, 2nd floor, no pets, $800.
per month & utilities 587-9997
NOKOMIS-SORRENTO EAST
Large 2/2, 2 screened lanais, 2nd
floor, Excellent Condition. $750
mo Avail 10/1 941497-1511
NORTH PORT, Newer Townhouse,
2/2.5./1, gated, full amenities,
basic cable, w/d, NP/NS.
Annual $725. 941-3800770
PORT CHARLOTTE 1/1, Sun-
shine Villas, near Cultural Center.
Fresh paint. Clean. New appl. &
AC. Long term. No dogs. $475
mo. 1st & sec. (941)-258-1904


ICONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT
1 1240


PORT CHARLOTTE 2/2, Cedar
Woods, $525 mo., no age limit,
w/d, pool, 1st fl, priv parking, Sec.
8, 954-803-3908, 305-776-8520
PORT CHARLOTTE 2/2/CP,
lakefront, newly remodeled, furn.
pool, tennis, hot tub, water paid,
W/D. $795 mo. (941)-626-5858
PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2 GATED.
GOLF. TENNIS. POOL. GYM &
MORE- ONLY $900
941-468-0124
PORT CHARLOTTE, 2/2 water-
front $700/mo incl. cable/ water
sewer (941) 764-6069
PORT CHARLOTTE, furnished
1BR/1BA, 3rd. floor, elevator,
secure building. Available now.
(320)-3544272.
PUNTA GORDA EMERALD
POINTE, Waterfront Tennis, pools,
dock, nicely furn, 1, 2 & 3BR's.
941-626-3350
PUNTA GORDA Isles Waterfront 4
unit Condo 2/2, laundry rm & lanai.
2504 Magdalina Dr. $675 Mo. $400
Dep. 239-939-7674 M-F 9-5 805-
698-9835 aft 5 & wknds. Jenny
PUNTA GORDA 2/2, 1276 SF,
W/D, pool, no pets. Close to 1-75
$700 Mo + security
(941)-639-8125
PUNTA GORDA, Heritage
Lakes, 3/2, gated, many
upgrades, full amenities.
(941)-928-3428
VENICE ATHENS TOWNHOUSE,
Luxury living in a rental unit 2/2
3 blks to bch & shops $875
941485-7645
VENICE ISLAND 1BR/1BA, 1
blk to Venice Beach, Fully furn.
Cable TV incl. $800/mo. Annual
lease. N/Pets,
No Smoking 941-504-6365
VENICE ISLAND GEM! 2/2
CONDO ACROSS FROM AIR-
PORT. NO PETS, $650/PER
MO. 1ST & SEC REQUIRED.
941-628-9810
VENICE, BIRD BAY 2/2, 1st
floor, newly renovated, incls.
W/D, cable, water. No Pets.
$800 mo. 941497-5974


FOR RENT
41, 1300O

EAST ENGLEWOOD, 2/1 in
nice area. New paint & carpet.
Reduced to $540. mo. 1st & Sec.
(941)4734071


ENGLEWOOD 1BR/1BA $450;
Remodel, lanai, all tile NS/NP
941-400-1670
ENGLEWOOD BOATERS &
FISHERMANS DELIGHT
lbr/1.5ba/lcg, lanai, W/D,
on ICW/Stump Pass, dock, very
priv, dead-end street lyr Ise,
$700/mo 845-255-1111
ENGLEWOOD Nice 3br/2ba
duplex. Ceramic tile, W/D,
Super Clean, Nice!
Appliances, 9224 Anita Ave
$750/mo 989-295-1847
ENGLEWOOD, 3BR/2BA w/
kitchen appl. & W/D $700/mo
+ dep. Lawn service incl.
Anita Ave. 941-723-7727
HARBOR HEIGHTS 2/1
Screened lanai, close to school 1-
75 $575 mo. incl. water, sewer &
trash No Dogs 941-623-3289
HARBOUR HEIGHTS, large 1
bedroom w/carport 27088 A
Ann Arbo.r New paint. $525 Mo.
941-487-2355, 941- 626-3213
NOKOMIS DEAL 1, 2 & 3 BD
Clean Apts. Water incl. Quiet.
Close to park. FROM $505 -
$725 easy terms. Call 809-3869
PORT CHARLOTTE .- CUTE 1/1.
Close to Shopping. Wall to Wall
Carpet. $400. mo. 1st, Last &
Sec. (941)-255-0163
PORT CHARLOTTE
2/1 near hospital, tiled, clean,
AC, fenced, $450/mo. 1st, last
+ sec. 941-916-1535
PORT CHARLOTTE, 21294 Coul-
ton Ave., 2/1, stove, refrig., a/c,
yrd. incl., w/d hook up, $500. +
$500 sec. 941-627-3764


RENTALS & PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, INC.



S ANNUAL HOUSES & CONDOS ALSO AVAILABLE )
250MALVERN 1 - I.i i,-i .,..,.i.,-,,- 1009sq.ft $825
51l PA M ET0 . I ...... .I .......i I,1,-, n S825
1606 BANYAN DRIVE .-I. ...I i, ......... .- i 1 .- n ,850
324 HILLVIEW .. i ,- ,, ,- .. .. ,, i,- ........I,-,,-I 1170 sq.ft 875
257 CAPRIAVE - n..-F i i ,. ,i. i',,- ....... .Il,-,,-I 1,l .. n S885
607 FLAMINGO' ::... l,,,, .-1 -, Il ., II
359SEAGRAPE- i VeniceGardens, petsconsidered, 1312sq.ft........................ $900
21 GULF MANOR- 3/3, Venice Island, 1509 sq. ft $950
1587 SUSSEX DR.- 3/2/2, South Venice, wood, tile, & carpet floors, 1708 sq. ft.................$975
607 CUNTRY CLUB WAY ..- -i... i .. .. l... .... .,- p SI 00
04 BRAEMAR- i _i,,ii,,, i: .i 1 PENDiNG l00
509LAGC'RCE- i ,- i,.. i ,-i ..- ..... 1,-,,-1. I ... n 1 0uO
732 CONSTANCE- 3/2/2/pool, South Venice, pool & lawn care incl............................... $1150
627 POINSETTA DR.- 2/2/2, Venice Island. pets considered, furnished, 1389 sq. ft.....$1200
433 VALENCIA Avail. 9/1,3/2/pool, Venice Island, pets considered I^ .. 1i 1250
2096 MATTAMY 4/2/2, The Enclaves, pets considered, 2068 sq. ft PENDING S1250
2000 BATELLO 3/2/2/den, Venetian Falls, pets considered, over 5', -_ ii _i 1300
5828 LINCOLN ROAD 4/2/2/pool, GulfViev ii -. i ..-. i- ..i I : 11 s1600
NOW RESERVING FOR 2010 SEASON
Call for additional rentals
Check our web site at www.horseandchaise.com
for continued updates of annual
and seasonal rentals.

941 -483-3331











WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26, 2009 Classified Page 3 www.sunnewspapers.net


PUNTA GORDA ISLES, Rent to
own, 2/2/CP all appl, $650/mo.
no pets, 1 Month sec. Immediate.
occupancy. 239-731-5188
PUNTA GORDA nice spotless
2BR, carport. No pets.
$650 + util. 1st mo & sec.
(941)-740-0491
PUNTA GORDA SOUTH
2 Bedroom, Very clean W/D,
updated, Semi furn. $700/mo
inclds utilities. (941)-258-5396
PUNTA GORDA 1BR duplex
apt. @ $550 mo, 1st, & last.
2BR Mobile Home $600 Mo.
(941) 639-8356
PUNTA GORDA completely
remodeled, tile throughout, 2/1,
$600 mo. (941)-639-2823

I APARTMENTS
/FOR RENT /
1320


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, 1/1 Very Quiet,
new paint & carpet. $500/ mo
includes water. $300 Sec.
941-223-1809
ENGLEWOOD MANASOTA KEY
1 Bedroom Apt.
Clean/Fully Furnished
Private Gulf Beach
All Utilities Paid
$975 Month
Call 914-416-0759
ENGLEWOOD WATERFONT 1/1,
Very Clean, Close to Shopping, N/P
$495/mo 941475-5409
ENGLEWOOD: MANASOTA KEY,
steps tobch. 1 & 2BR, until. & cable incl.
Sm. pets, $175-$230 wk. Long term.
941-716-3660
HAMPTON POINT APTS.
currently is offering 3 & 4
bedrooms starting at $675.
Located off Rampart Blvd.
Call (941) 979-1001
today for move-in specials.

VENICE ISLAND
Eff, 1 & 2 br, Immed. occup. No
pets 941416-5757or 3236466
NOKOMIS WALK to beach, 2/1
New carpet/paint, 1 sm pet ok,
$500 moves you in! $750/mo
(941)-485-1206
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.
at Sumter & Appomattox
between US 41 & 1-75
Your cat is now welcome too!
1/1 starts @ $412
2/1 starts @ $555
941-423-8720


NORTH PORT, 2/1, New tile,
patio. Nice area, close to stores,
1st, Last & Sec. Small Pet OK.
$575. mo 941-426-8353
PORT CHARLOTTE
Now accepting applications
Subsidized Housing for the
elderly, 62 and older,
or requiring the features
of an accessible unit.
please call 941-624-2266
limited availability,
Income limits apply.
TTY: 1-800-955-8771





PORT CHARLOTTE 2/2
$635-$650. Water incl.
Limited time only.
Move in by August 31st
and
GET 1/2 MONTH FREE!
CALL TODAY 941-627-3900


PORT CHARLOTTE 4/3 WITH
2 MASTER BEDROOMS $825-
$850/ water incl.
Move in by August 31st and
get 1/2 month free! Call
Today 941-627-3900


PORT CHARLOTTE 4/3 WITH
2 MASTER BEDROOMS $825-
$850/ water incl.
Move in by August 31st and
get 1/2 month free! Call
Today 941-627-3900
PORT CHARLOTTE Deep
Creek, 2bd/2ba 1st. floor, totally
furn. heated pool, $760 mo.
(941-629-8229 OR 661-9570
PORT CHARLOTrE HARBOR 1st
Mo. FREE Almost new lbd/lba,
tile floors. Quiet $495
(941)587-7828


PORT CHARLODTTE LIMITED
TIME ONLY 3/2 $725-$750
/PER MONTH WATER INCL.
MOVE IN BY AUGUST 15TH
AND GET 1/2 MONTH FREE!
CALL TODAY 941-627-3900
PUNTA GORDA Clean, Cool &
Cozy, 1 BR. Furnished, comfy
queen bed, laundry, courtyard,


utilities incl. PG. 941-575-7006
PUNTA GORDA ISLES 2/2
waterfront. Lg. back yard, patio,
walk-in-closet, off st. park. W/D.
Annual lease, water incl., $625
mo. 1st, last, sec. 941-626-0552


PUNTA GORDA EFF. $150
week; 1 Bedrm apt. Pet Friendly.
$165 wk. Incl util. Triangle Motel -
941- 639-8356

TOLEDO CLUB APTS.
SUMMER SPECIAL
+ $500. CASH
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 ISLAND 1ST FLOOR
55 + 2/2 New Carpet &
Appliances. $600
(941)-730-3174
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
VENICE ON THE ISLAND
1bd, Short or long term,
furn. or unfurn. $650
(813)-690-1359
I r VENICE STUDIO &
E1BR. Accepting Section 8
N Vouchers. 941488-7766
VENICE ISLAND efficiency apt.
2nd floor $400 per month,
941-484-2206 or 941-485-5698
VENICE, 1BR $600; 2BR $650
$500 DEPOSIT. N/PETS.
Sea Jay Apartments. Under new
management 941- 232-9893
VENICE 1BR/1BA, 2 blocks
from beach off Venice Ave. Newly
renovated, incl. washer & dryer.
$650/mo. 941-716-1431
VENICE, ALL NEW Large 1/1
Fully furnished. Venice Ave.
$600. mo. incl water & cable.
941-284-9459
VENICE- CAPRI ISLES,
Unfurnished. 2/2, $675 +
$500 sec. dep. Pool Tennis.
941- 232-9893

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


I MOBILE HOMES
13FOR RENT



PUNTA GORDA Waterfront w cov-
ered dock/sm boat lift, 2/1/CP,
55+ NS or dogs, $700 + util/ann
$1300 seasonal. 941416-3200
NOCATEE & KINGS HWY.
Several Available!
From $400. $750.
Includes CHA
1st & Sec. 941-624-0355

I EFFICIENCIES
FOR RENT
S1350


PORT CHARLOTTE 2 ROOM
suites fully furn. Waterfront, wire-
less internet $170/week & up.
941-629-4046
ENGLEWOOD Furnished
$400/mo including utilities w/
year lease 55+ Park No dets
lease (941)-474-1353
ENGLEWOOD WATERFRONT
efficiency on Manor and Placida
$650 per month, Call 698-0414
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






DEEP CREEK Garden Condos,
private bath, pool, tennis courts,
smoking OK, no pets. $475/mo.
includes utilities. (941)-255-5935
ENGLEWOOD, FURNISHED,
private entrance & bath, W/D
available. Utilities included. $125
weekly + security 941-493-5186
NORTH PORT ROOM, close to
Biscayne & 41. No smoke, drink,
pets. Furn., $100/wk. Incl. util.
(941)-5366582
PUNTA GORDA ROOM Furn, full
house privledges, very nice, cable
& until incl $365.mo 941467-2712
PORT CHARLOTTE, Furn. room
Priv. ent. clean & quiet, nice area,
close to all, includes util. $125
wk + dep No Pets 941-626-2832


PORT CHARLOTTE, Private
home close to Murdock. Pool,
furn. No pets. $400 mo. Incl
util, & W/D. 941-391-5881
PORT CHARLOTTE/ENGLE-
WOOD, ONLY $100/Wk Priv entr,
cable, ac. util incl. 941-276-
3134 or 941-681-1161


I RENTALS TO SHARE




PORT CHARLOTTE private bed-
room, bath, $125/week, 1 week
advance & 2 weeks sec. dep.
Avail. now. (941)-258-0846

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

VACATION/
SEASONAL RENTALS
^^11390O


*VENICE ISLAND CONDO ON
CANAL Ideal for couple. Heated
pool on gulf. $2600/per mo
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AUTO MECHANIC looking for
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Todd
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KEVIN 941-639-2705
BOARD OF IRONING?
call me. Deb 941-426-3899
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HR OFFICER with extensive com-
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CAREGIVER W/LOTS OF LOVE
DAYS or WEEKENDS REASON-
ABLE LINDA 941.876-3586
CAREGIVER, AVAL FT/PT
Alheimers + other needs. Reasonable
rates. Venice area. 9414688636
CAREGIVER- PG/PT Charlotte
area, meals & light house clean-
ing. 239-989-8906
CARPENTER, LOOKING FOR
PIECE WORK. WORK COMP
EXEMP 941-764-1978
CARPENTER, REMODELER, 20
yrs exp looking for any work,
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CDL-A HAZMAT 10yrs exp. tem-
porary or full time. reliable
responsible 941-737-3102
CHAMELEON EXPERIENCED
management, marketing, retail,
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CHRISTIAN LADY caregiver
available. Excellent references.
941-496-8844
CNA WITH Long/Short term care
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CNA/HHA, 30 yrs. exp. looking
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COMPUTER OPER. 24YRS EXP
AS/400, MAINFRAME,941-484-
5550, frankkarena@juno.com
COOKING, CAREGIVER, house-
keeping, driver, desperate:
Angie 941-623-5326
CSR /TELEMARKETER looking
for full/part-time employment.
941-268-0188 for more details
CUSTODIAN WITH 15 yrs exp.
Day position Venice Eng or PC
941-475-7218
DESIGN MGR/Opt. Sales, High-
ly exp seeks psn w/Residentl
Home Bldr Wendy 941-235-1602
DISHWASHER / MULTI TASK.
ANY SHIFT FT, REFERENCES.
941-505-0423, JEFF
DRIVER- YOUR VEHICLE/ ANY-
TIME- ANYWHERE. 941-625-2809
ELECTRICIAN, 10 years exp.
Install/Repair/Service.
Reasonable. 941-416-4204
EQUIPMENT OPERATE, labor-
er looking for any kind of work.
941-467-4751
EXEC ADMIN w/mkt, adv & cust
svc experience. Call Ann 941-
204-0008
EXEC. ASSIST/ Personal Assist.
Excellent skills and references,
mindydoraz@yahoo.com
EXECUTIVE MOM- seeks PT/FT
work. Strong work ethic. Please
call Rachel 941-286-9546
EXP GENERAL MAINT. Plumb,
elect, paint, etc
$15/hr 941-629-7999
EXP. LEGAL Asst seeks local
position, pgaravalia@gmail.com
or 618-694-7885
EXP. PAINTER Exc. Work


$15/hr (A Veteran) Insured
941-629-7999
EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER
needs PT housekeeping position,
Englewood area. 941-474-1340
FLOORING, ALL types. 20 yrs
experience. Licensed and ins.
941-467-5451 or 941-662-0726
FRENCH TEACHER FOR HIRE:
$34/hr. Grades K-12/Adult. Call:
941-928-1001.


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FRONT OFFICE receptionist
seeking pt/ft position profession-
al firm. several years exp. local
law office. excellent refs. 941-
268-6408
GARDENER WILL do weeding
pruning, cleaning, errands, ect.
941-681-2918
GIRL FRIDAY. Companion,
meals, errands, transportation,
house sit. 941-468-4343
GRAPHIC DESIGN / Pressman /
Customer Service 12 years exp.
Nick 256-303-4707
GREAT COOK- Meticulous clean-
er. Bookkeeping also avail. Venice
941-416-5705
HANDY GIRL: Run Errands,
Household Chores, etc...
Cat- 941-445-2198
HANDYMAN AVAILABLE, MAIN-
TENANCE, READY TO WORK, PC
941-6132199
HANDYMAN NO JOB TOO
SMALL ANYTHING YOU WANT
DONE 40 YRS EXP 941-626-9900
HANDYMAN, NO job too small
or too big- Roger 941-204-8650
HOUSE CLEANING and more,
just ask, call nida, 941-916-2259
INSURANCE CSR w/440 look-
ing for work! Email
Buccarrie@yahoo.com
JOB NEEDED: Maintenance,
Carpentry, over 30 yrs. exp.
Call Ed, 941-235-2223
LICENSED HANDYMAN. We
specialize in flooring. (941)662-
0726
LICENSED TREE and Lawn care
team. reasonable prices. 941-
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I POSITION/
JOB WANTED
WM 2120


LOOKING FOR EVENING &
WEEKEND WORK account-
ing, bookeeping, payroll, sec-
retarial. 20 yrs. of experience.
863-512-9123. Also experi-
enced bartender, cashier and
hostess, 25 years.

LOOKING FOR PART TIME
WORK Over 20 yrs experience
in the clerical field. Great employ-
ment record Call 863-439-1122
MASTER TECHNICIAN 21YRS
Auto, deisel, electric vechical
941-204-1602
MATURE ADULT will care for
elderly or children, cook, clean,
shop. 941-347-7508
MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST, 9
yrs. exp. w/check-in & phones.
Call Theresa @ 941-286-0649
MULTI SKILLED Drug Free
Non smoking male needs work
941-286-5555 Shawn
NEED WORK, painting, moving,
maint & delivery 239-645-9152
OFFICE MGR/BOOKKEEPER/HR
extensive in computers. Ven/Eng
area. karete@excite.com
P/T TUTORING, Babysitting-
A.A. degree, pursuing B.S. in
Elem. Ed. Jessica 941-564-8691
PAINTER / TRIM carpenter, all
tools & equipment, please call
lou 941 465-0674
PAINTER, EXPERIENCED,
Please Hire, need to work, small
jobs. (941)-286-1368
PHARMACY CERT. Technician
Call BOB, 941-412-8602
bworldl 1 l@comcast.net


JOB WANTED
114 2120

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN, look-
ing for other work,
boehme86@yahoo.com
PLUMBER, SINKS, water
heaters, faucets, re-pipes,
941-916-2259
PRIVATE DUTY DRIVER TRANS-
PORTATION WANT WORK PC 941-
6132199
PRO EXEC CHEF w/ degrees
needs employment. Ph. 941-429-
2657. Will respond ASAP
RELIABLE WOMAN offering adult
care, errands, housework, dr. vis-
its, etc. Marilyn, 941-629-3867.
RETIRED NURSE looking for
work as caregiver. Over 30 years
exp.w/the elderly. 941-468-5277
SALES/ACCOUNT REP. Smart
worker, proven results. No MLM.
239-220-3999
SCRAP AND ALUMINUM, will
pick up all. 941-661-5815
SECURITY GUARD, Mature, male
w/lic & exp. Avail. Imm. Clean
background! 941-698-9904
SOPHOMORE SEEKING babysit-
ting. Please call 941-497-6769
STU W FORMER OFFICE SUPPLY
NEEDS A JOB! CALL ME:
941-743-7947 / 941-268-4582
TILE/MARBLE INSTALLER 30+
YRS EXP NEEDS WORK CALL
941-350-9266
TRACTOR AND 32 Ft dump Trail-
er Looking For Work Can Haul 25
Tons Call 941-979-2365
TRUCK DRIVER, CLASS A
CDL, clean record, tanker
endorsement, long distance or
team if needed. Call Lewis 863-
259-7051.


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TRUCK DRIVER, full or p/t, local
or long distance, 30 yrs. experi-
ence. Clean record. Class A. Tank
endorsement. Call Ron 678-1727
WEEDS PULLED- PT.CH. AREA/
941-625-2809
WELDER PIPE, Plate. Certified.
20 years experience.
941-276-6024
WELDER 8 years, dl.1 struc-
turally certified, all processes
william wood @443-957-5286
WOMAN CARPENTER NEEDS
WORK! Carpentry, Remodeling,
Tiles 941-661-7317
YOUNG MOTHER of 2 with dis-
abled husband looking for any
kind of job 239-440-0045 katie


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ALONE?
SENIORS DATING BUREAU!
SAFEST since 1977!
(Ages 45-90)
1-800-922-4477
24 hours. or log on to:
www.RespectedDating.com
2 FOR 1 SPECIALS 11 5
No appt. necessary. In/Out Call
Svc. Now Hiring 941-554-7141
the girl next door, crystal. in
calls only. 941-483-0701
VICIORIA 941-237-7801
Daily Specials
Layla 941-237- 157
MISS FYNNE
MON FRI 8AM-7PM
(863)-852-6849
RETIRED GENTLEMAN looking
for Lady companionship for din-
ner, travel, theater, etc. (941)-
214-8611
KRISTY
SPECIAL
.239-601-7777
RELAXATION & MASSAGE
Venice $50.
941- 487-3696

SINGLES



CHRONOLOGICALLY GIFTED
WOMAN seeking Senior gentle-
man with a mansion, yacht and
sense of humor. Send picture of
yacht. P.O. Box 510753, Punta
Gorda, FL 33951
COMPANION WANTED. Affec-
tionate SWF seeks N/S honest
F/S single virile MAN (50-65). LTR
No Crim Rec. 941-416-1408
WM 55 seeks sincere black
woman, 50's to enjoy, desire &
respect. Call 941-204-1558.

SCHOOLS
& INSTRUCTION



ED KLOPFER SCHOOLS OF
CNA TRAINING- 1 wk class
$249.00 Locations: Sarasota.
PC, Ft. Myers 800-370-1570
CNA CLASS 2 WEEK $300
CNA Refresher course $125
SPECIAL Books Included. State
testing onsite. 941-822-2290
CNA TRAINING Classes start-
ing at $225. Day, night & week-
end classes avail. 941-918-4800
www.justinwilliscna.com
Want to be a Pharmacy Tech?
Workshop, books, national
cert. exam for only $800! 1
night/wk for 6 weeks. Next
class 9/17/09. Call Express
866-346-0660 or
expresstrainingservices.com

LOST & FOUND



KEYS FOUND: KEYS FOUND
WITH LEATHER KEY CHAIN
ON COPIAPO & DEEP CREEK, IN
DEEP CREEK 941-276-5278


LOST & FOUND
L ::3090


FOUND DOG, 60 lb. female,
solid brown. Long floppy ears,
healthy, nice family dog. Engle-
wood: off Backburn, Elm, Artist
Street area. Call 941-460-0967
FOUND SKINNY young black
kitty. Hillsborough Blvd, North
Port. on Mon., 8/24/09. 941-
423-8586
FOUND: KEYS, Set of 3 on black
wrist band in LaPlaya Plaza in Pt.
Charlotte. 941-625-5340
FOUND: WEEDEATER- PLEASE
DESCRIBE BRAND AND WHEN
AND WHERE LOST...CALL TOM @
941/268/1792 TO CLAIM.
LOST Black & Silver cane, last
Friday (8/14), Venice BIG LOTS
parking lot. REWARD. (941) 423-
7319
LOST BLACK CAT, white spot
under chin, bushy tail $500.
REWARD 941-485-6019
LOST CAT. Has no tail. Grey
tabby. Laurel Rd & Sorrento
Woods sub area. PLEASE Call
941-484-9218
LOST CAT: long hair calico,
female, spade, petite, beauti-
ful, will come to her name
"Natalie" or 'Nattie", no coller.
Lost in North Port near Aman-
da Ave. on Monday, 8/17.
941-564-6514. Please call.
Child misses his cat.
LOST DRIVER SIDE tail light for
2003 Dodge Caravan, Tues.
8/18, N.Port, on Sumter between
41 & Price.REWARD. (941)-429-0421
LOST HEARING AID at North
Port Home Depot. If found,
please call 941-426-8356.
LOST: ANKLE BRACELET,
GOLD, Venice/North Port Area
on 8/20/09. Sentimental value.
Reward! 941-525-3432


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FINANCIAL

I BUSINESS
OPPORTUNITIES



VENICE: 1,500 SF turnkey coin
laundry. Rare opportunity in
bustling center. Commodore Real-
ty, Inc. 941-485-6246

|LOANS/MORT-
GAGES


HELP NEEDED "Person out of
goodness of their heart to
help refinance my home". 20
year resident. 941-743-5780


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BUSINESS SERVICES

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

I CHILD/ADULT CARE



ALL CHILDCARE
FACILITIES MUST INCLUDE,
WITH ADVERTISEMENT,
STATE OR LOCAL AGENCY
LICENSE NUMBER.
FLORIDA STATE LAW requires
all child care centers and day
care businesses to register with
the State of Florida. The Sun
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accept advertising which is in
violation of the law.

I COMPUTER SERVICE




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

DOMESTIC
CLEANING SERVICES
LZ 5060


CHERYL'S CLEANING Exc. ref.
of 30 years & reasonable rates.
941-426-8401, 941-961-8598.
FLORIDA'S BEST CLEANING
SERVICE, great rates. Res &
Comm Cleaners IncI 941-681-1070
HOUSE CLEANING
by Lorena
(941)-474-6922
HOUSES, APTS., OFFICES. Any-
time, Anywhere! Also Yard Work.
941467-2954 Ref. Lic.#176566


I HOME / COMM.
IMPROVEMENT
5100


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. AND
Wood Flooring installed from
$1.50 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.
ED'S "HONEY-DO" REPAIR. No
job too small. Reasonable rates.
Exc. references. 941-961-8447.
Michael's Home Repair
Painting, Pressure
Washing. Miscellaneous
Repairs. Licensed.
Insured. References.
863-285-9300.
QUALITY DECKS
Enhance the look & Value of
your investment. Quality work
@ great prices. 941-375-1103

| LAWN/GARDEN
& TREE /
: 5110


*Washed Shell-1/2 inch shell
perfect for driveways, cart
paths and landscaping.
$20.00 per ton.
*Pea Gravel (#89 size)-
Clean, graded 3/8 inch lime-
stone. $16.50 per ton.
*Shell and Limestone Blend-
50/50 blend of shell and lime-
stone. $14.50 per ton.
Please call our office for addi-
tional information.
Southwest Aggregates (239)
567-1800

ALL PRO LAWN CARE
SNow accepting new accts.
Nokomis, Ven & Island. Lic & Ins.
For exc. lawn care Call 4884462

AN OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE
may be required by the City
and/or County. Please call the
appropriate occupational licens-
ing bureau to verify
C.W. Haber,lnc.
Lawn maintenance
Property Preservation
*Online photo service with invoice
Now accepting new accounts
941-505-2441 Lic.& insured
EDDIE'S LAWN SERVICE
Cust. satisfaction 1st priority.
Lowest rates GUARANTEED. All
new equip. Lic/Ins 941-467-2712
LANDSCAPING ALL Phases:
Grass, Trees, Plants,
(941)-474-6922
LITTLE JOHNS TREE & LAWN
SERVICE
Venice area
(941)-493-6022
SANDEFUR'S TREE TRIMMING
LANDSCAPING,
PRESSURE CLEANING &
MORE. 941-484-6042

|MOVING/HAULING




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

I PAINTING/
WALLPAPERING



ACT NOW FOR AMAZING
BANG FOR YOUR BUCK!
Low odor paint avail. Call Al 941-
468-2660. Lic#AAA00101266
25+ Yrs exp. Former Firefighter


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


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

ROOFING
L ^ 5185


C.W. HABER,INC.
Roofing and Remodeling
Full service contractor
Repair service Free estimates
941-505-2441 Lic/ Ins.
BETTER'S ROOFING.
Specializing in Re-Roofing
& Repairs #CCC1325663
(941)-815-8633


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6003
6004
6005
6006
6007
6008
6009
6010
6011
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6020


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


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


GARAGE SALES



D-FRI, SAT, SUN, 8/28-8/30
9am 4pm 2708 Firebrand
Rd. Lots of tools! Outside furni-
ture, jewelry, misc. odds & ends.


CREEK GARAGE SALES
6006


D-THURS, FRI, SAT 9-4
Kindel, off Capricorn.
HUGE MOVING SALE: Com-
plete Furnishings from 4 room
apartment, No large appl.

S. VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES



-SAT 8-1 312 Gardenia,
Venice Gardens. MOVING
SALE: Sofa, loveseat, dinette,
armoir, & misc. Exc Cond.

D-SAT., 8am-3pm & SUN,
8am-lpm, 2209 Woodmere
Rd. LARGE SALE! Tools, Con-
struction Equipment, 14' Whaler,
32' Camper, Large Fishtank &
Assorted Household Goods.

VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES
: 6011


FRI. & SAT. 8-?
338 Sea Grape Rd. Venice
Gdns. MOVING SALE. Linens, jew-
lery, artwork, books, and more.

D-FRI. & SAT., 8 12, 344 Gulf
Breeze Blvd MOVING SALE
Furniture, custom jewelry and lots
of misc. items.

D-SAT DEC 5 Vendors wanted
to display/sell their wares to
benefit the Venice Community
Center. Vera 388-7755


VENDORS WANTED to dis-
play/sell their wares Dec 4, 5 to
benefit the Venice Community
Center. Vera 388-7555

INDOOR GEM Mining, $5 Buck-
ets, RT 41 & Tribune Blv. Just So.
of Tuckers Grade 941-234-8457

PUNTA GORDA, Tribune Blvd
booths $100.00 941-400-5337


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AUCTIONS
6020



Antique & Estate
AUCTION
Thursday Aug. 27th @ 5:30pm
(preview 4:00pm)
Held at: Holiday House Hotel
455 US 41 Bypass N. Venice, FL
Antique Furniture, 10K, 14K,
Gold and Gemstone Jewelry,
Costume, Coins, Roseville, Red
Wing, Weller, Porcelain, Carni-
val Glass, Vintage Stanley
Tools,Glass Hand Guns, Long
Guns, Sports Odd to the
Unusual as well!
Very high quality merchandise!
www.westcoastauctionco.com
Cash, Ck, C.C. 13% B.P.
West Coast Auction Co.
Ray Sherman-Auctioneer
AB2448 AU3340
(941) 468-7815

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

ARTS AND CRAFTS



ART 4'X5'CANVIS OIL
Bird of Paradise pastel
$95. 941-637-4613
VENDORS WANTED to dis-
play/sell their wares Dec 4, 5 to
benefit the Venice Community
Center. Vera 388-7555
EARRING DISPALY case,
LUCITE, REVOLVING, key, excel.
cond. $80. 941-916-5570
EASEL, FRENCH STYLE TRIPO-
LAR EASEL, vintage, brass, nice
$120.00, 941-916-5570
TATTOO FLASH WALL RACK,
24 PANELS W/FLASH $200 941-
554-2140

DOLLS



DOLLS, 2 German dolls antique
$100.00 both OBO 941-268-
2409
LITTLE MISS REVLON doll.from
the 50's. in original box. exl.
cond. $175. 941-235-2203.

HOUSEHOLD GOODS



AC WINDOW unit $50
call 941-296-5162
AREA RUG, CONTEMPORARY
7'8"xl10'8" Multi Color $200
(941) 697-8719
CEILING FAN 52"white very nice
w/frosted dome light $75 941-
626-3102
CHANDIERS, 5 Tiffany, various
colors. Great condition. $125.
takes all. 941-697-4565
CHINA MIKASA Sonnet #8397
serv. 12 + other pieces
perfect! $175 941-882-8149
CHINA, 45 pcs. porc. dishes.
Embossed design. Great cond.
$60. 941-697-4565
CHINA, 47 pc. floral design. Very
good cond. Must sell. $65. 941-
6974565
COFFEE MAKER, Braun 4 cup
coffee maker in good cond. $4.
941423-2585.
DINING SET: Glass top dining
table, 4 chairs, like new, $160.
419494-7969
FAN, LASKO box style, electric,
exc. cond. $5. 941-882-8149
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I BUY FURNITURE
or anything of value!
941-485-4964

JUICER, GE 450 WATT motor
Juice Extractor used once in box
for $30. 941-474-3592
KING COMFORT SET Reversible
4Pc $55 941-743 7766
KNIVES, CUTLERY knives, wood
box works as cutting board like
new $15 941-882-8149
LAMP FLOOR type, tall w/ Flori-
da carved motiff exc
cond. $20 941-882-8149
LIGHT, TABLETOP Motion swim-
ming fish light. $10. 941-423-
2585


LOVE SEAT, GREAT condition,
beige $150.00. turkey fryer,
used once, $25.00. coffee table
$20.00. 2 end tables $10.00 ea.
Sony TV 21" $100. ladies golf
clubs $15.00. 17" comp monitor,
needs some work $20.00.
941426-3577
LUGGAGE SET. Patch Leather.
5 pieces. $45. 941-244-2944.
MANTEL CLOCK. Sunbeam.
Quartz movement Walnut. $10.
941-244-2944


HOUSEHOLD GOODS



MEDICINE CABINET & Mirror,
white brand new $50 each
941-426-8932
MIRROR, SAFARI MIRROR SET
1 Lg 2 side mirrors $50.00.
941-416-0460
MOVING SALE! DINING Room
set, lanai furniture, BBQ's, Appli-
ances, sporting goods, etc.
941-223-3634
MOVING- Antique & Other Furni-
ture. Quilting Fabric. Craft Xmas
+ Much More. (941)-624-2232




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ID, large numbers LCD, NEW $10
941-882-8149
PICTURE, LG LEOPARD PRINT
picture $75.00 941416-0460
POTRACK, -REDUCED- LARGE
HANGING Potrack~56inx20in
$65 941-623-4043
PUNCH BOWL set glass (new in
box) serves 8 $10 941-629-8955
PUNCH BOWL SET, CRYSTAL
PUNCH BOWL set serves 12 for
$5. 941-474-3592.
SAFE, SENTRY SAFE FOR valu-
ables and documents.disk orig
435. $225, 941447-2134
SEWING MACHINE, Singer,
Indust. WIk Ft. Self Oil $495.00
Mike 941421-4462
SILVERWARE, sets of 8, lots of
sets "Must go. Great cond. $5.00
941-697-4565
SPACE HEATER, BT/LP, heats
up to 1300 sq. ft. Brand new in
box $65. 941-697-4565
STATUES, 2 eagle & various
other statues antinues. $45. & up
941-697-4565
STEAM COOKER SANYO brand
new unused w/instructions
$15 941-882-8149
STEAMER PRO CLOTHES
STEAMER, CONAIR, NEW, $75.00
941-554-2140
STORAGE CONTAINERS large
w/lids, used w/no damage
50 @ $2 ea. 941-882-8149

|I FURNITURE
Lwswa:Z6035


A FURNITURE SHOPPE M-F 10-4
1552 S. McCall Rd., Engl. Selling
Quality Used Fum. 941-473-1986
AFFORDABLE SOFA BEDS
$250.00 DEL AVAILABLE
941-234-3663
BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIALS
COLLEGE PACKAGES AVAIL
CAN DELIV 941-234-3663
BAR SET, 2 door walnut bar cab-
inet on wheels and "Bar" picture.
$195 (941)-743-6093
BED Mattress/Box. New- will sell
$100. Local 941-629-5550 or 941-
456-5555.
BED FRAME, Queen/Full bed
frame $15 863-458-0010 Arca.
BED SELECT COMFORT Set
Full Sz $375 941-743-7766
BED, CRAFTMATIC 2 twins,
makes a king, paid $6000, sell
$3000/ obo. (941)-626-5449
BED, CREAM & MAUVE hide-a-
bed floral LIKE NEW $90
843-808-0404 Port Charlotte,FL
BED, QUEEN bed, mattress,
springs, and headboard,
$100 941-2044005
BED, TWIN, Sealy Posturepedic
firm & frame. Exc. Cond. New.
$200. Wicker Headboard, Qn
size, $25. (941)497-7766
BED, QUEEN Mattress and Box.
Brand New will sell $175. Local
941-629-5550 or 941456-5555.
Also have KING.
BEDRAILS ADJUSTABLE
Q/F/T $10 941456-5059
BEDROOM SET, WHITE, TWIN
TRUNDLE BED LIKE NEW
$400.00 941-624-6381 AFTER 6
BEDROOM SET: Queen, w/head-
board with or without springs &
mattress, 2 night stands, chest of
drawers, bureau, dresser w/mir-
ror, $700/set. 941-473-9788
BEDROOM SETS,
3 Complete. SOLID WOOD.
1 for $250 or all 3 for $600. sold
sold sold sold .......................
BEDS (2) twin, white head-
boards, mattresses and nitestand
$175.00. 941-255-5702


BRAND NEW (3) 30" Barstools;
(2) TV Consoles 52" & 60"; (2)
Rugs 8X10 & 8X11. Used Bed-
room set, It. wicker; Glider rocker
w ottoman; file cabinet; Beautiful
pine linen cabinet w glass doors;
Framed artwork. MOVING MUST
SELL ASAP!! All offers negotiable!
941-347-7360 or 941-894-9090
BUFFET. GLASS / wrought iron.
matching coffe table
4'2"x16". $50. 941-4684343


IN FLEA MARKET
PLUMBING 6015


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I FURNITURE



BUFFET. RATTAN/ wrought iron.
4'x14".2'2" high.
$60. 941-468-4343
CABINET, DISPLAY Irg 2 pc
WHITE WASH OAK BRAND NEW
UNUSED $100 941-882-8149
CHAIR & OTTOMAN swivel, palm
print $40.00 Call 941-697-2807
CHAIR WINGBACK WITH Pil-
low,0Ottoman & end table $30.00
OBO 941-257-8685
CHAIR WINGBACK, with pillow,
ottoman & end table,
$30.00 OBO. 941-257-8685
CHAIR, HI BACK, EXEC. DESK
CHAIR BLACK, $40 941-554-
2140
CHAIR, RECLINER, Nicely uphol-
stered mocha brown $75 exc.
cond. 941-497-0287
CHAIRS (2) Custom made, Nice-
ly upholsterd, oyster white exc.
150 both 941-497-0287
CHAIRS (2) Living room, Nicely
upholstered, oyster white exc.
$110.00 both 941-497-0287
CHAIRS LEATHER & Chrome
All 5 for $60 941-224-6031
CHAIRS, 5 Chairs for sale.
Leather & Chrome. $60. Will
separate 941-224-6031
CHAIRS, LANAI Chairs! Two
Tublar PVC No Cushons $40.00
941-505-1198
CHAISE LOUNGE, ROBB &
STUCKEY. $175 Excellent condi-
tion 941-423-6655
CHINA CABINET medium wood
glass doors lighted need hard-
ware $40 941-882-8149
CHINA CABINET, dark wood,
$150 941-661-6740
COFFEE TABLE. 4'2x2'4. glass/
wrought iron. matches buffet.$50
941468-4343
COFFEE TABLE. Dark Wood,
50x30.3 doors on side. ex.
cond.$65. 941-235-2203.
COUCH FOR sale. $300 or best
offer Call 941-889-8348
COUCH, MUST SELL! Large &
comfy burgundy leather, very
good cond $150 941-380-2790
CURIO CABINET table top
Cherry, needs handle, exc
cond. $15 941-882-8149
CURIO, Broyhill lighted curio.
Great cond. Lghtwood.
$175.00 941-347-4687.
CUSHIONS, 3 Lanai Chair Cush-
ions Green and White print $60
Like new 941-505-1198
DESK ROLL TOP OAK, LARGE
LIGHTED,LOCKS EXC.COND.
$350 OBO 941-743-9661
DINETTE ROUND 48" glass
top coated steel 4 chairs
nice! $100 941-882-8149
DINETTE ROUND 48" glass
top coated steel 4 chairs
nice! $100 941-882-8149
DINETTE SET 4 wood chairs
nice table. $85 941-224-6031
DINETTE SET w/w rattan 42"
Slass top tbl, 4 caster chairs
150 941-493-2152
DINETTE SET, 50's style
chrome & white table, 4 black
padded chrs $95. 941-625-1989
DINING ROOM SET, Broyhill, 6
chairs. Great condition. $225.00.
941-347-4687
DINING ROOM SET, CONTEM-
PORARY DR Set w/10 Chairs &
Hutch. LARGE set! VERY well
made (Italy) and VERY well cared
for! $1500 Call 941-223-3634
DINING SET 5PC NEW IN BOX
$249.00 941-234-3663
CAN DELIVER
DINING SET CHROME & glass,
w/ 4 uphol. Capt. chairs & 2 reg.
$200; DRESSER solid Oak 9
draws & vanity mirror $200. Both
Excellent cond. (941)-623-6168
DINING SET, Curly Pine Dining
set $250 941-661-6740
END TABLE, Light Maple, Glass
Top, with Drawer. Broyhill $45.
941460-8218
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER 3
sections solid dark wood $125
941-391-3673
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
Oak, expandable to 60", glass
front. $375. 941460-8218
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
corner, $499. 941-625-1863
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER.
MEDIUM color, fits 27inch tv.
$75.00. Call 941-822-7026
FILE CABINET, all wood pine, 2
drawers, desk height $65
941497-0287
GLASS TOP ONLY, for coffee
table beveled edge 45% corners
nice $35 941-626-3102
HEADBOARD, TWIN BED COM-
PLETE. wood headboard side boards
& footboard. $75 231-881-1026
HIDE-A-BED BEIGE & mauve
floral $90 843- 08-0404
HUTCH, CHINA Hutch, 52" by
72", whitewash. Good condition,
$150. 941-625-2627
HUTCH, LIGHTED Oak Hutch
Ex. Cond't $225.00
941-833-1033


JEWELRY CHEST, CHERRY,
4 ft. 8 drawers, 2 doors. $75. ex.
cond. 941-235-2203.
KITCHEN CART. 2'2"xl'5"
2 shelves, 1 drawer. $60
rolls. 941-468-4343
LIFT CHAIRS, (2) reclining, $200
ea. King bedrm set, $400. (941)-
423-8483
LIVING ROOM SET Sofa, match-
ing love seat floral print, coffee
table, end tables, lamps, ex. con-
dition, $350. 941-441-8030


I FURNITURE
L aZ6035


LOVE SEAT beige & mauve
floral.$45 843-808-0404
LOVESEAT, CREAM & MAUVE
Love seat floral $40 843 808-
0404 Port Charlotte,FL.
LVING ROOM SET black leather,
EXCELLENT cond. Sofa $250. 2
chairs w/ ottoman $200. (941)-
429-6650
MASSAGE CHAIR W/ FOOT
REST REMOTE CONTROL, BLACK
LEATHER, $125 941-554-2140
MASSAGE CHAIR, IJOY TURBO2
various functions, exc.cond
$200 941-554-2140
MATTRESS + Box Spring Like
New $250.00 941-505-198
MIRROR, DRESSING / GOLD
FRAME / 3-SECTION / WALL-
MOUNTED $30 941-627-9736
NEW QUALITY FURNITURE
AT WHOLESALE PRICING.
941-234-3663 DEL AVAIL
PATIO FIBERGLASS WICKER
GLASS TOP TABLE, 4 CHAIRS
EXC CON $475 941-743-9661
PATIO SET 12 pieces granite top
table seats 6, $495 obo
941-759-0330
PATIO SET brown 6 chairs oval
glass table $20 941-391-3673
PATIO SET- 5 pc. w/ cushions.
Good condition. $145.00 obo
(941)-7434677
QUEEN SIZE Master Set 7 PC.
no matress / boxspring $400.00
941-769-1885
RECLINER, EMERALD GREEN
GREAT comfortable $110. 941-
447-2134
ROCKER, PLUSH beige suede
rocker/recliner $160.00 sleep in
it 941-447-2134
ROCKER, PLUSH GOLFER PAT-
TERN rocker/recliner can sleep in
it. $120. 941-447-2134
ROCKERS (2), SWIVEL $45 Ea.
Nice 941-743-7766
SOFA & LOVESEAT Very Comfy
$300 obo 941-625-5330
SOFA AND CHAIR earth tones
$175 941-661-6740
SOFA AND LOVESEAT, beige-
and blue, $275.00
941-235-0142
SOFA SECTIONAL by Flexsteel
light color w/recliners good cond
$175 941-497-0287
SOFA, 7 FT. FLORAL SOFA.
5 pillows, beautiful colors, like
new.$250. 941-235-2203.
SOFA, ALL LEATHER, great
cond., $175. (941)-575-1965
SOFA- 6 ft. Soft, muted colors.
Rarely Used! $100 OBO. 941-
426-6941
TABLE KITCHEN round, glass 45"
dia, 36" tall, 4 swivel stools tan
seats bronze fin. $45 941-626-
0689
TABLE, CHERRY chippendale
pedestal dining table w/6 chairs.
2 leaves $495. 941-235-2203.
TABLE, GLASS long with black
legs. $50 obo 941-628-9735
TABLE, GLASS TOP, 45" sq.
round w/4 castor tilt chairs, exc.
cond. $350. (941)-496-8869
TABLE, ICE CREAM table &
chairs wrought iron $50.00
941-286-1170
TABLE, KITCHEN table, washed
oak 42" round w/ leaf & 4 chairs.
$75. 941460-9495
TABLE, LANAI Hamilton Bay
glass top table, 4 swivel chairs
$225, 941/234-5899
TABLE, MOTORCYCLE, GLASS
TOP END TABLE WITH MARBLE
BASE $125 941-554-2140
TABLE, WOOD PICNIC TABLE
paid $100, sale for $50.
941-474-3592
TABLES (4) Coffee & Side Light
in color $250 obo 941-625-5330
TABLES (4) Coffee, ends, sofa.
Gorgeous Honey oak w/ beveled
glass, exc. $195, 941-497-0287
TABLES, 2 ANTIQUE TABLES
With DRAWER DARK WOOD
$35.00 each 941-627-6780
TABLES, COFFEE table and end
table $50 obo 941-628-9735
TABLES, END, PAIR WHITE RAT-
TAN GLASS TOPS, $75.00 PCH
941-625-0816
TABLES, GLASSTOP END
TABLES and coffee table, like
new, $225.00 941-235-0142
TV CABINET, WOOD $325
941-743-7766
TV STAND, Cherry Finish,
Like New, 75 X 21.5 X 28
$450, 941-2044005
WATERBED WITH HEADBOARD
$150. 941493-6553
WICKER, NATURAL, 6 pc set,
w/cushions. Good Quality.
$200.00 (941)-697-8719

| ELECTRONICS



AIR PURIFIER, IONIC BREEZE
GP exc. cond $100
941-554-2140


ANTENNA TOWER SECTION
10ft 12" triangle, round legs
$75.00 941/457-5589
BLUETOOTH MOTOPURE H15.
New. $39 Contact Don 941-979-
7438
GAME, AEROSMITH GUITAR
HERO GAME & GUITAR (Wii)
$50.00 CALL 941-475-4629
GAME, ELEMENTS OF
DESTRUCTION GAME (NINTENDO
DS)$10.00 CALL 941-475-4629


ELECTRONICS
L ^ 6038


GAME, HALO WARS GAME FOR
XBOX 360 NEW $48.00 CALL
941-4754629
GAME, MADDEN NFL 08 GAME
(NINTENDO DS) $10.00 CALL
941-4754629
GAME, TRANSFORMERS
DECEPTICONS GAME (NINTENDO
DS) $10.00 CALL 941-475-4629
GAMES, 13 SEGA GENESIS
Games, $30, 941-623-4043
KARAOKE MACHINE, WON IN
CONTEST NEVER USED EXC GIFT
$200 OBO 941-743-9661
LISTENING DEVICE, W/DIGITAL
RECORDING, NEW $50
941-554-2140
SIGN, TATTOO & PIERCING
NEON SIGN APPX.2'X3' $100
941-554-2140
TELESCOPE, MEADE DIGITAL
ELECTRONIC TELE. DS-114
$325.00 OBO 941-475-4629
TV LEARNING SYSTEM
REDUCED, Vtech V. Smile $25,
941-6234043
TV, 20" SYLVANIA
FLATSCREEN, $150.
Call Mike 941-296-5162
WII CONSOLE & Games, $200
(941)-456-2561
XBOX 360 GUITAR HERO III
LEGENDS OF ROCK W/GUITAR
$70. OBO 941-475-4629
XBOX 360 HALO3 HARD DRIVE
$40.00 OBO CALL 941-475-
4629
XBOX 360 GAME GRAND
THEFT AUTO IV $20.00 CALL
941-4754629

TV/STEREO/RADIO |



AMP, JENSEN 340 watt base
amp and pioneer speaker. $50.
941 697-7634
ANTENNA, C/B WHIP ANTENNA
STAINLEES REAL LONG $25
941-626-3102
DVD PLAYER, DOLBY DIGITAL
VENTURER Model STS75E $200
NEW/$50. 941-627-9736

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HEADPHONES, WIRELESS, AR
900MHZ, NEW $45 941-554-
2140
SPEAKERS SONY SAVA-500
towers 41", exc cond & sound
$85 941-882-8149
STEREO PORTABLE RCA
AM/FM w/detachable speakers,
good cond. $15 941-882-8149
TV 19" SHARP, color, cable
ready w/remote. Great picture.
$30. 941-639-3288
TV 32" SANYO TV, excellent
cond., $45.00 941-916-5570
TV 32' COLOR RCA GOLD STAR
SERIES $85 941-626-3102
TV'S, 27" Sanyo / 27"Magnavox,
Great color / pic! $50 / ea or
$85 / both, 941/234-5899
TV, 25" Very good condition.
$25.00 941-6974565
TV, 52" Hitachi Projection HdTV,
Great sound & pic ONLY $300 -
941/234-5899
TV, 60" PHILLIPS WIDESCREEN
HDTV W/REMOTE MANUAL PRE-
MIUM 941-456-9419 $350
TV, Hatachi, 60", with matching
stand. $250.00 Call 941-356-
6347
TV, MAGNAVOX, 13", COLOR
W/ BUILT-IN DVD w/remote. New
Cond. $40. 941-627-9736
TV, SAMSUNG 47" 1080i pro-
jection TV like new reduced $275
941-423-8988
TV, Sharp, 25", Color, Cable
Ready with Remote. $60. 941-
460-8218
TV, SONY VEGA 50" DLP flat
screen TV. Good condition, digital
ready, $300. 941-697-5075
TV, SYLVANIA, Color, 27" Exc.
Cond. $75 Call Barbara (941)-
426-1686
VCR WORKING + 25 kids or
popular movies, exc cond no
remote $15 941-882-8149
WALL BRACKET, METAL, FOR
TV SET UP 27". BRAND NEW.
$15.00 941-627-9736

I COMPUTER
I EQUIPMENT



CHAIR, COMPUTER ARMLESS
SWIVEL BLACK SEC. CHAIR LIKE
NEW $10.00 941-627-9736


COMPUTER TABLE, Gray
48X30 with drop down tray for
keyboard. $40. 941-625-1989
COMPUTER, 1000 mhz, 256mb
ram, mon, spkrs cd-rw programs
Win XP $100.OBO 941-697-435
COMPUTER, 600MHZ, 256mb
Ram, mon. spkrs, Misc Programs
Win XP $75.OBO 941-697-4355
DAVE IN-HOUSE-OFFICE com-
puter repair, set-up Serving Char-
lotte Co. 10+ yrs 941-629-6337


EQUIPMENT
WM 6060


DESK ROLL TOP COMPUTER
OAK,LOCKS HOLDS TOWER LIKE
NEW $350 941-743-9661
DESK, COMPUTER Desk, Good
Condition $40 941-426-8932
GATEWAY XL, New 17" flat
screen monitor $100. Call Bar-
bara (941)-426-1686
LAPTOB, COMPAQ, Windows,
Router, CD. $100. Call Barbara
(941)426-1686
MONITOR, SONY 17" Flat
Screen Monitor like new $65.00
941-629-2337
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PRINTER LEXMARK 1200
series, almost new, All in one print,
scan, copy $25.00 941-623-0195
PRINTER, HP LaserJet P2015dn
Networkable printer w/ new toner
$250.00 941-347-7471
PRINTER, HP OFFICEJET
6310, 4 in 1. All components &
book. $35. 941-235-9600
PRINTER, HP scaner printer $30
call 941-296-5162
PRINTER, NEW DELL 968W all-
in-one plus double sides, ex cond
$130. obo 941-763-9289
SCANNER FLATBED 81/2by14,
SUZZY, MICROTECK, EXCEL.
COND. $40.00, 941-916-5570

CLOTHING / JEWELRY
L ACCESSORIES



ARMY CAMOUFLAGE shirts &
pants GENUINE BRAND NEW
Med/Long $15 ea 941-882-8149
BRIEFCASE STAINLESS STEEL
VERY GOOD COND. $50
941-875-1203.
DRESS, BEYONCE DRESS NEW
Jr sz Lg silver Black $25.00.
941-416-0460
DRESS, GOLD Maid of Honor
Dress knee length Size Small
$50 863-458-0010
DRESS, NEW wedding gown
$300 941-661-6740
DRESS, WHITE Wedding gown
$200 863-458-0010 Arcadia
DRESSES, 2 BRIDESMAIDS
DRESSES, GREEN & OFF WHITE
$125.00 EACH 941-237-6236
HANDBAGS, AUTH. COACH
Signature Collection handbags 5
at $200/ea 941/234-5899
JEWELRY BOX. 12" wide, 12"
tall. Cherry Wood. $10.
941-244-2944.
MENS, BROOKS BROTHERS
MENS WARDROBE. $150 FOR
ALL. 941-875-1203.
PURSE, LV BARREL PURSE $35,
941-623-4043 Very Nice replica!!
RING 1/4 Carat Diamond Engage-
ment, from Kay Jewelers. Like New
$200 OBO 941-740-1001
RING, 1/3 carat diamond 10k
gold bridal engagement set $200
863-458-0010
SHOES NAME brands women
$10.00-$15.00 sz8
many styles 941-416-0460
TENNIS BRACELET, beautiful 2
ct & 2 ct. Heart Pendant, $850
each. Call 941-268-9029.
WATCH, NEW watch. Obama on
dial. Simulated diamonds around
edge. $15. 941423-2585,
WOMEN CLOTHES, Ladies
group of casual & formal-Petite-
$30 takes all 843 808-0404
WOMEN CLOTHING capris,
formal "cruise", dresses $40
843-808-0404

I ANTIQUES
I COLLECTIBLES



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
CASH FOR WWI, WWII, Korean,
Vietnam, German, Japanese
Military swords, daggars,
uniforms metals and old guns.
Dom (941)416-3280


BICYCLE- SCHWINN 1952 26"
3 SPEED ORIGINAL $150.00
941-828-8871
HUTCH, BLONDE WOOD W/
GLASS SLIDING DOORS ON TOP
$100 941-554-2140
HUMMEL "CLEAR As A Bell"
#2181, 2002 sold out $30
941-882-8149
ALBUMS/LP'S, 100'S all types
w/covers $25 all 941-882-8149


I ANTIQUES
COLLECTIBLES
6070


Antique Fair
Downtown Arcadia
Saturday, August 22nd
Booth Space 863-993-5105
info 863-993-1838
www.arcadiaflantiques.com

COINS 1923 GRADED NGC MS
63 AND UP OTHER DATES AVAIL-
ABLE $32. 941-457-0155
GOOFY COLLECTABLES
LARGE COLLECTION. $499.00
941-613 0124
GOOFY COLLECTABLES, Huge
2nd set of goofy collectables.
$499.00 941-613-0124
CABINET, 4 SECTION
LAWYER, CABINET, Needs TLC,
$45.00, 941-916-5570
WATCH, LADIES BULOVA
WATCH FROM the 1950's. with
original box.$45. 941-235-2203.
PIE SAFE. 65x40. 2 doors.
drawer. 6 punched tin panels.
$395. 941-235-2203.
ERNHARDT #3 & #8 dicast
cars. $150.00, make offer. 941-
764-0874
GAS CAN G.I. 5 gal.1945.
$50.00 or make offer.
941-764-0874
ANTIQUE VICTROLA. Works
great. $450/or trade for ??? 941-
244-2944.
TEACUP SETS, 4, of Luster-
ware. From the 30's. Nice condi-
tion. $100. 941-244-2944
TEACUP SET, 4 Lusterware
Teacup sets. From the 30's.
$100. 941-244-2944.
MAGAZINES, PLAYBOY MAGS
COLLECTION 300+ ISSUES
$150 FOR ALL. 941-875-1203.
FRANKLIN MINT collectable
model car. 1957 ford skyliner
$75 new cond. 941-639-6044
FRANKLIN MINT model car
1925 R/R silver ghost 1:24 scale
$75 new cond. 941 639 6044
FRANKLIN MINT car 1935 mer-
cedes benz 770k grosser $75
941-639-6044
SMURFS, 23 PIECES ANTIQUE
Smurfs Collection $100.00 OBO
941-268-2409
CALIFORNIA RASIN Figures
(6) perfect condition. $15,
941-882-8149
CHINA MIKASA Sonnet #8397
serv 12 + other pcs. Exc.
cond. $175 941-882-8149
MIRROR ORIENTAL UNIQUE
27.5" X 34.5", in wood themed
box $20 941-882-8149
AUTH. SIGNED Super Bowl 8
MVP LARRY CSONKA jersey,
$300 941/234-5899
AUTH. SIGNED LAWRENCE TAY-
LOR jersey, $300 941/234-5899
AUTH. SIGNED DAN MARINO jer-
sey with display case $499.99,
941/234-5899

| MUSICAL



45RPM VINYL RECORDS 50's
to 80's some pic sleeves
300 for $300 941457-5589
AMP, POWER AMP. Peavey CS-
800x 1200 watt. Exc. Cond.
$200. 941-613-2453
AMP, SAMSON F1200 1200
watt Power Amp. Exc Cond $125
941-613-2453
BASS, LINE6 Bass POD XT Live
Floor Unit Works Great!
$225 941-613-2453
BASS, SQUIER P- Bass Special
black / white $150.00 941-769-
1885
BASS, WASHBURN Bass XB-
100 Light purple $150.00
941-769-1885
CD'S JAZZ, POP, COUNTRY
$2ea Over 100 to choose from.
TEL: 941-484-9803
FLUTE, NEW WITH cd and book.
$100.00 941-235-1839
GUITAR, AUTOGRAPHED NEW
FENDER TELECASTER GUITAR.
$295 FIRM. 941-875-1203.
GUITAR, GIBSON Les Paul $800
941-830-1414
GUITAR, IBANEZ AF75 HOLLOW-
BODY ELECTRIC GUITAR NICE
$275.00, 941-764-9169
GUITAR, LINE6 Guitar POD XT
Live Floor Unit. Barely Used.
$225 941-613-2453
LPS- 5 XMAS JAZZ LPs-$5.00
TEL: 941-484-9803 (VENICE)
LPS- 8 STAN GETZ LPs-$10
TEL: 941-484-9803 (venice)
MICROBASS PEAVEY
Microbass combo AMP 20Watt,
$60.00 941-769-1885
MIXER, MACKIE SR24-4 VLZ
Pro in flight case. Call for details.
$350 941-613-2453
OBOE. SELLMER $300 obo
231-881-0649
SPEAKERS, PAIR Peavey SP4
dual 15" 2400 Watt Speakers.
$350 941-613-2453
TRANSTUBE, PEAVEY, 100 EFX
Head $300 941-830-1414


MEDICAL
L ^ 6095


BED, SEMI-ELECTRIC HOSPI-
TAL BED complete $75.00 P.C.
941-625-5768
C-PAK MACHINE w/carrying
case, good condition, $500 obo.
Call 941-391-5053.


I MEDICAL
L ^ 6095


CARRIER, WHEELCHAIR, best
offer over $100. Car top luggage
carrier, best offer over $100.
(941)-639-0009
CHAIR, HOVEROUND MOBILITY
CHAIR new batteries, joystick con-
trol $650 941-204-1602
COMMODE, BEDSIDE COM-
MODE, LIKE NEW $20.00 call
941-629-7880

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INVACRE OXYGEN CONSERV-
ING DEVICE, brand new $125
941-234-7966
LIFT CHAIR, PRIDE. Side pocket
$325. (941)421-9115.
MASSAGING CUSHION, HOME-
DICS, W/HEAT $45.00 OBO CALL
941-475-4629
MOBILITY CHAIR, Jazzy Pride
Jet Three, like new. $950. 941-
764-0517
MOBILITY CHAIR, JAZZY PRIDE
LIKE NEW. $499.
941-815-2698
SCALE, TALKING bathroom
scale for vis. impaired. $25 Orig.
$65 (Dean) 941-661-5480
WHEELCHAIR, ELECTRIC
WHEELCHAIR JAZZY 1103 runs
great $475 941-258-1255

HEALTH / BEAUTY




MANICURE TABLE w chair.
Portable, vented, in good cond.
$100 941.587.8870
MASSAGE/EXAM TABLE, STA-
TIONARY WOOD W/PADDED TOP
$100 941-554-2140

TREES & PLANTS



JADE PLANT Large, Approx 3'
diameter, 2'6 high in Decorated
pot. $40.00 941-493-3623
PLUMERIA (FRANGIPANI) FRA-
GRANT AND ROOTED $15
1-941-613-2329
TREE, Silver Bismark, 12'. You
Dig $250.00. Beautiful. Call 941-
356-6347.
VIBURNUM $2.50 & UP. GOOD
FOR PRIVACY HEDGE. PALM
TREES, ALL VARIETIES. POIN-
CIANA TREES 941-232-6835

BABY ITEMS
LW ^ 6120


BOOSTER SEAT, CENTURY,
Tan/Green color in exc.cond
$20.00 OBO. 941-257-8685
CAR BOOSTER SEAT w/ back,
new, $20 941-554-2140
CAR SEAT, CENTURY BOOSTER
CAR Seat in good condition
$25.00 OBO 941-257-8685
CHANGING TABLE, SLEIGH
STYLE, 2 shelves, 1 drawer.
$50 OBO. 941-625-0522
CRIB WHITE W/ MATTRESS
GOOD COND. $50 941-234-7966
CRIB, SLEIGH STYLE,
$50. OBO. 941-625-0522
DIAPER BAG, DELUXE, Black
with 15 Bibs & 10 Blankets
$25.00 obo. 941-257-8685
FISHER PRICE JUMPEROO
$40.00 EXC. COND.
941-237-6236

GOLF ACCESSORIES|



DRIVER, CALLAWAY LRH FTi
Driver New w head cover, was
$300 Now $150 941.587.8870
GOLF BAG, Soft side golf bag
new & lite $12.00 941-627-
6780
GOLF CART 1990 Club Car,
garage kept, runs well, charger
included, $1350 (941)-492-9612
GOLF CART, Older EZGO, Ran
last year, Sell for $341
PH sold sold sold
GOLFCART ENCLOURSE with
sliding doors $300 PH sold sold

S EXERCISE/
/ FITNESS



AB SCISSORS, BODY BY JAKE 3
MIN WORKOUTWORKS GREAT
$100 941-554-2140


BOFLEX, Like new $350
TREDMILL, Pro Form $100
(941)-456-2561
ELIPTICAL, FOR Sale: Nordic
Track Eliptical, asking $200.00
Call 941-815-1285
ELLIPTICAL PRO-FORM fold
away digital, fan, EKG, 10 pro-
grams $250 941-214-8777
GAZELLE FREESTYLE with
Thumb Pulse $50 863-458-0010
Arcadia









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HIP & THIGH SCULPTER, BODY
BY JAKE, PRO MODEL $100 941-
554-2140
HOME GYM, 3 stations
good condition, $100
941-204-4005
ROLLER BLADES womans size
6 $10 941426-8932
STATIONARY BIKE D P AIR
GOMETER used $50.00 941-627-
6780
TOTAL GYM WITH Pilates and
weight attatchments cost $1400,
1 yr old will sell for $700 call
401440-1377
TREADMILL BARELY USED.
Already assembled $200. (941)
505-2466.
TREADMILL PROFORM X-LONG
DIGITAL PROGRAMS, EKG GRIP
INCLINE $250 941-743-9661
TREADMILL, LIFESTYLE LIKE
new fold up space saver $75 call
941-223-3849

SPORTING GOODS



BACKPACKS TWO hikers back-
packs. Excellent condition. $70
for both. 941-697-7634
CAMPER REFRIGERATOR,
COLEMAN SMALL, paid $100
sale for $50. 941-474-3592
CHAIRS: CAMPER FOLD UP
chairs in bag for $5 a piece.
941474-3592
COTS, two camping cots, "Must
go". Good cond. $40. 941-697-
4565
FISH POLE DAWIA Graphite
Penn Self leveling reel $50
941456-5059
FISH POLE GROUPER Penn
Powerstick Med/Hvy Self leveling
reel $50 941456-5059
FISHING POLES, 8 -fish-n poles
$60 for all 941 626 3102


HUNTING PACKAGE $1250.
1992 Coleman camper, sips 4
w/AC, B&S 4000 Generator,
treestand, PSC Compound
Bow. 941-815-2698
POKER PLAYERS
WANTED HOLD-EM
VENICE AREA 504-8893
ROD, CUSTOM, "new" no reel,
$40; C' Aftcc Caff, now, $1C;
Fcnwicok trolling rod, w/Ponn 1/0
rod, $165. Ponn Int'l 12W w/oustom
rod, Il now, $230. (941)-575-0477
SCUBA TANK, Regulator & 2
Vests $125. 941-661-3298
SMOKER, LARGE S.S. Insulated
BBQ SMOKER. Propane.$350.00
Mike 941-421-4462
TANK, BALLON helium tank reg-
ulator $30 614-626-3102
TELESCOPE CELESTRON
ASTROMASTER Never used
(new 395) $225 941456-5059
WANTED: 200 Fishing partners.
Must have gas money. (941)-889-
7193

|I FIREARMS
6131


44 MAG, Ported, Taurus Raging
Bull, SS, Double action, 8.5" bar-
rel, $695. obo & SEMI RIFLE 22
Long, $150. obo (941)-650-1258
9MM TAURUS PT-111 Pro NIB, 2
- 12 round mag. Saftey key lock,
$425. cash. (941)-626-0335
BENNELI SUPER Black Eagle
12ga, vint, chokes, + ported,
$675 (941)-637-0150

FLORIDA CONCEALED
Weapons Permit Class
(941)697-1885

GLOCK 36, Excellent. Must have
CCW. 45 cal., $475. 45 ammo,
$35. per 100. (603)-769-1818
Ml CARBINE 30 CAL $600 941
776-0730 WORK OR 480-1826
RUGER MINI 30, SS, scope, 5
clips, 120 rnds. $750. Marlin
336, 60 rnds. 30/30. $300. Mar-
in 75-20, 22, $300. (941)-356-7399
RUGER SP101 SS 357 mag mint,
$495 firm; Sm Pistol primers
1000, $65 aft 5pm 941-505-8191
SHOT GUNS, 2 Double barrel,
12 ga., $275/ea. (941)-629-
6421 or 443-622-7887
SMITH & WESSON 9MM Model
908-S In Box, Like new. $500.
941426-3140
SPRINGFIELD 1911-A1 .45
3 Mags and Fobus holster
$700 239-699-5112
TAURUS MOD 140 SS LNIB
380.00 Firm 941-468-1786

| FIREARMS
ACCESSORIES
^ 6132

AK 1000 ROUNDS JHP, CZ-52
900 ROUNDS, 45 9MM, 8MM, 30
CARBING, ETC. MAGS AK, H&K &
CZ, SPOTTING SCOPE, MOUNT,
NIGHT VISION & MORE.
$595/TAKES ALLsold sold sold

BICYCLES/
TRICYCLES


BICYCLE SIERRA QUEST mens
27" 15 speed, exc. cond. $25
941-882-8149
BIKES, HIS & Hers, 24" with
basket, $95 941-626-3102


BICYCLE-SCHWINN 1952, 26"
3 SPEED ORIGINAL $150.00
828-8871
BICYCLES (2) Ladies Monark
3sp, Mens Huffy 3 sp, good
$45ea. 941-497-0287
BIKE MONGOOSE Big Daddy
20" with pegs Brt.Yellow $40.00
941-625-2779
BIKE PURPLE GIRLS MAGNA
Precious Pearls 20" like new
$35.00 941-625-2779
BIKE, MONGOOSE Outer Limits
BMX bike 20", like new cond. $45
941-882-8149
BIKE, MONGOOSE Rebel BMX
trick bike 20" like new cond.
$55. 941-882-8149
BIKE, PUCH BERGMEISTER, 26"
MEN'S RACER, WHITE, EXC.
COND. $75 941-554-2140
BIKES 2 MENS mountain 24" &
26" 21-speed Like new $40 each
941-456-5059
THREE WHEEL bike with large
chrome basket in rear .nice.
$250. 941-626-3102

| TOYS
6138


BARBIE AS RAPUNZEL Styling
Head-Brand New in
Box~$10~623-4043
DOLL HOUSE w/ carrying han-
dle, makes sounds~ $7 ~ 941-
623-4043
DOLLHOUSE, FISHER-PRICE
TAKE-A-LONG DOLL House w/car-
rying handle~$7~941-623-4043
LITTLE TYKES COTTAGE, like
new, pink and blue. $75 FIRM
239-590-5992
SCOOTER RAZOR E100 blue
electric power $55
941-759-0330.
TOYBOX, PURPLE LITTLE
TIKES Goodyear Tire $20~ 941-
623-4043 can email pic
VHS TAPES DISNEY Tapes gen-
uine in orig. pkg. (20) classics
$2. ea. 941-882-8149
XBOX with DVD kit / remote,
7 games, cables. $60.
941-613-2453
XBOX, 360 HD Componet Cable
$10. 941-613-2453


VIDEO
6140


CAMERA MINOLTA X G 1
w/50mm lens and 70 mm lens
$35 941-626-3102
CAMERA PENTAX IQZOOM
150SL, 35mm 38-150, auto,
case, book, $50. 941-916-5570
CAMERA SONY 26X DIGITAL
ZOOM VIDEO 8 CAM W/ ACCESS.
$325.00 OBO 941-475-4629
CAMERA, HP 850, 4.1mp, 56x
total zoom Digital Camera. Great!
$100 941/234-5899
CAMERA, NIKON, N70, 35mm
case, book, strap, 28mm- 80mm
$135.00 941-916-5570 like new
CAMERA, PENTAX, 35mm,
IQZOOM, 38-115mm, auto, case,
book, $35. 941-916-5570
LENSES, SUNSTAR 135mm
tele. lenses screw mount. $8.
941-423-2585.
SLIDE PROJECTOR, KODAK
750H Carousel Slide Proj.Remote
controls. $65. 941-412-1255.
VHS MOVIES, 36, ~$50 all- $2
each 941-6234043 can email
pics

Q POOL/SPA/
& SUPPLIES



HOT TUB Hot Springs Jet Setter
model, new $4500 Now $1500
You move. 941-661-1861
POOL, AG POOL, 18'X48", vinyl,
still in box, accessories $225.00
941-6244885
SHOP LOCAL Spas & More
www.spasandmoreinc.net
3 Top lines to choose
Dimension/1
Nordic
Vita
We take trade ins,
also BUY used spas
Pool/Spa parts/supplies
New Tervis Tumbler Dealer
941-625-6600

| LAWN & GARDEN




AERATOR / SPREADER Crafts-
man 32", combo pull behind $50.
like new 941-423-7150
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


CHIPPER/SHREDDER 6 1/2hp
MTD $295 941-276- 3565
EDGER, ELECTRIC EDGER1.5
H.P. high torgue black&decker
gear driven $45. 941-447-2134


LAWN & GARDEN
LZ^6160


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HEDGE CLIPPERS, 16" Electric,
Black & Decker, $15. 941-627-
9736
MOWER, DTL 2000 Craftsman
Bagger 22HP BS low hrs box
seater, blades $499 ***SOLD!***
MOWER RIDING mower snapper
32" cut good shape $250 deliv-
ery available 941-626-3102
MOWER, RIDING MOWER
WEEDEATER 38" cut 12hp $350
941-204-1602
MOWER, RIDING, Craftsman,
42", 17 HP, Like new.
941-268-5442 or 941-623-3374
SPREADER, SCOTTS ACCU-
GREEN 3000 bottom drop $15.
Like New 941423-7150
SPREADER, SCOTTS SPEEDY
GREEN 2000 lawn spreader.
$20. 941-629-8798
SPREADER, SCOTTS SPEEDY
GREEN 2000 lawn spreader.
$15. 941-629-8798
TRASH CANS, 2 Trash Master
32 Gallon trash cans w/wheels
~$10~ 941-6234043
WEED EATER electric $25
941-626-3102
WEEDEATERS GAS TYPE. new
fuel hoses & fiter $40
941-204-1602
WEEDWACKER gas, push
mower and more. (941)-697-
4707
WHEELBARROW, SEARS, $25.
941-629-8798

I BUILDING
SUPPLIES
w4Z617 0

A/C COMPLETE 4 Ton Unit,
New, never installed $2200. 941-
421-2752 or 941-255-3900
DOOR KNOB set 5 brass
SCHLAGE Bed/bath 3 dead bolts
$120 941-626-3102
DOOR, EXT. six panel steel
door white w/ large window 36"
$125 941-626-3102
DOOR, EXT. six panel steel
door white w/ door jamb 36"
$95 941-626-3102
DOOR, SOLID core door 36" cut
down to any size! $70 941-626
3102
DOOR, SOLID wood 4 panel
door 36"painted white $110
941-626-3102
DOORS, RUSTIC old doors off
farm trailer 2x2 great shelves
$50 941-626-3102
DRYWALL LIFT $300.00 OBO
LIKE NEW. 941-815-2698
GENERATOR HONDA 1000
WATT $125 941-505-1198
HURRICANE PANELS 24G steel
10-33x15,847x15 $120
(941)743-8003
LADDERS (2), both fiberglass, 1-
20' extension, $125 & 1- 12',
$175. (941)-740-0264
LUMBER, HARD Maple Rough
Cut Lumber, Dry. 19 Board-Feet
$75 941-833-8338
SINK-STAINLESS STEEL,
Faucet / Garbage Disp. 22X33
$55. (941)627-9736
STAINLESS STEEL #304 NEW 2
shts 48 X 80" + access $400
obo 941-882-8149
STORM PANELS, 20, Plywood
2x8 Panels $75 941-505-1198
VINYL FLOORING 6x4 white
/black checked one piece $18
941-626-3102
WATERSEAL, NEW 5 gal.
Thompsons Waterseal. $40.00
Mike 941-421-4462
WINDOWS, 17X34 TEMPERED
GLASS whiteframe fixed windows
$50.00 each 941-697-3754

I HEAVY/CONST.
I EQUIPMENT
1 6180

1995 L900 FORD Tractor, M1l
Cummings engine, 9 spd. trans,
product pump, ALSO Great Dane
Tanker, Hauls water & molasses.
Almost new rubber on equipment.
Call (863)494-5902

TOOLS/ MACHINERY



A/C VACUUM Pump 1/2HP
3CFM 2 stage $100.00
941-627-6780 Good


BELT SANDER W/BAG, BLACK &
Decker,3"X21", Like New, $45
941-627-9736
CHAINSAW 16" Stihl # 028WB
Runs great, like new $160 obo
(941)-255-9012
COMPRESSOR COLEMAN
POWERMATE 21 Gal. 6 peak HP.
$180. 941-629-8798
DRILL PRESS, BENCHTOP, 12"
Delta Type 11-990 $125 obo
239-405-2050 Punta Gorda


TOOLS/ MACHINERY



DRILL, ELEC. 1/2" HEAVY DUTY
/ Black & Decker/ $35.00
941-627-9736
DRILL, MILWAUKEE Magnum
Drill NEW #0233-20 vs, rev,
keyless cord $50 941475-9689
DRIVE IMPACT 1/2", w/light.
Snap On, 18 Volt, model #
CT4850HO, $200. obo.
(941)-204-7325
GENERATOR- Troy built portable.
5,550 Watt, 10HP. $200. obo
*SOLD in the 1st DAY, 1st CALL*
GENERATOR Coleman, 5000
Watt Powermate, 10HP. Great
cond. $350. 941-662-9629
GENERATOR ELECTRIC START
4250 watt, Briggs & Stratton
$325.00, 941-916-5570
LADDER 7FT FIBERGLASS in
exc.cond $60.00 or best offer
941-257-8685
LADDER, FOLDING LADDER 16
ft $95 aluminum like new
941-276-3565
LADDER: 10' GORILLA FOLDING
extention ladder never used for
$80. 941-474-3592
MITER BOX, SKILSAW Pro 10"
3 HP, exc.cond. $50 941-554-
2140
OXYGEN & Acetylene welding
complete small tanks $200.00
OBO 941-627-6780
PALLET MULE American made
5,500 lb. cap. as new condition
$350 941-286-5601
POWER WASHER heavy duty
commercial by Craftsman.
$350.00 863-491-8723
PRESSURE WASHER, XR 2500
PSI Press. Washer. 5 HP Honda.
Exc. cond. $175. 941-629-8798
PULLER SET three-jaw
inside+outside pulls 3"4"6"8"
$45 all 941-629-8955
REFRIGERANT LEAK Detector
R12-R22-R134A D-TEK $100.00
941-627-6780
REFRIGERANT RECOVERY
Mach. High PSI R1 to R500
$200.00 941-627-6780
REFRIGERANT TANK, 20 Ibs.
Refrig. recovery tank $20.00
941-627-6780
SANDER, DEWALT 5" Random
orbit palm sander Hoop&Loop
used $20.00 941-627-6780
SAW 10" Table Rockwell
Excellent Cond $75.00
941-255-8420
SAW BLADE 16" chain saw
blade new $12.00 941-627-
6780
SAW BLADE, 7 1/4" Diamond
saw blade good cond. $15.00
941-627-6780
SAW BLADE, 7 1/4" Diamond
wet saw blade good cond.
$15.00 941-627-6780
SAW, 10"TABLE Saw-Powermat-
ic Commercial Grade $295.00
Good Cond 941-255-8420
SAW, BLACK & DECKER JS500
JIGSAW WITH STORAGE BAG
$20.00 OBO 941-475-4629
SAW, CHAINSAW Remington
Electric, like new $60.00
941-629-7880
SAW, CIRCULAR SAW/HEAVY
DUTY 7 1/4" Carbide Blade $19/
Exc.Cond. 941-627-9736
SAW, CORDLESS Milwaukee
18vt Sawzall, Circular + charger
$50 941-456-5059
SAW, TABLE SAW Craftsman
10" Contractor series $150;
BENCH GRINDER Craftsman 1HP,
1 floor stand, $60; VISE heavy
duty $30. (941)-764-8713
SCAFFOLDING BILJAX 2 sets
6'X7' 4 wheels & levelers
like new $350 941-286-5601
SOCKET SET, STANLEY 40 PC
SOCKET SET $20.00 CALL
941-475-4629
STEERING WHEEL, NEW
POWERBUILT, PULLER #648645
$55.00 OBO 941-475-4629
SUMP PUMP, Ace 1/2 HP.sub-
mersible sump pump works good
$25.00 941-627-6780
SAW, TILE SAW MK-170, 7" dia.
blade $35. Craftsman job site
table saw, model #137.218300,
4.4HP, 10" blade $215. Crafts-
man HD drill press 15 1/2" floor
stand $100. 941-764-0132.
TOOL BOX plastic / for truck
large to small trucks $45 941-
626-3102
TOOL BOX, DIAMOND TRUCK
HUSKY, FULL SIZE $25.00.
CALL 941-627-3074
TOOLBOX FOR FULL SIZE
TRUCK. Solid black with keys.
$75.00 239-590-5992
TOOLBOX, CRAFTSMAN RED
13 drawer rollaway tool box. new
cond. $250. 941-235-2203.
TORCH, ACETYLENE Torch,
Uniweld new gauges, hoses &
torch $175. 941-627-6846
TOW BAR 2" BALL $225.00
OBO CALL 941-475-4629
TREE TRIMMER / FIBERGLASS
telescoping Pole w/pull Lopper
$18 941-627-9736


TROLLEY, TOTAL TROLLEY, alli-
none, cart, ladder, dolly, $70.00
handtruck, 941-916-5570 video
VACUUM PUMP TOPSIDER Mul-
tipurpose used twice (New
$65.00) $25.00 941-456-5059
WANTED DRYWALL jack.
<$200 Also need 800 sq ft 5/8
drywall. 941-204-9415
WET SAW, 2 chain saws, 14"
and 18" both gas. (941)-697-
4707


FARM EQUIPMENT
6195


BOX BLADE. 7 Foot, 3 Point
$225 obo 239-405-2050 PG

I OFFICE/BUSINESS
EQUIP/SUPLIES



CREDENZA, LARGE OFFICE
CREDENZA $200.00 OBO M-F
10:00AM-5:00PM 941-235-0600
DESK, LARGE OFFICE DESK
$200.00 OBO M-F 1000AM-
500PM 941-235-0600
DESK, SOLID Wooden Computer
Desk 7 drawers $75.00 OBO
941-268-2409
DISPLAY CASES, GLASS, 4&5'
NEW COND.$300 941-554-2140
FAX MACHINE. Good condition.
$25 or best offer. (941) 875-
1203.
FILE CABINET 2 drawers Black
New 15Wx24Hx18D $25.00
941-627-6780
FILE CABINETS. 2 Letter 1
legal. $50 all or best offer. Mike
941-875-1203.
HUNDREDS OF Pre-owned desks,
files, chairs, conf tables. OFFICE
OUTFITTERS 881 E Venice Ave.,
Venice 485-7015, 800-330-9215
LABEL MAKER Casio CW-L300
for cd's etc, w/or w/o PC
exc. $100 941-882-8149
MURAL, WALL MURAL 3 conti-
nents 8' X 13', NEW IN BOX
$85 941-882-8149
OFFICE FURN, match corner
comp desk, 2 dr file & 61" bk shelf.
Cherry lamin. $85 941-626-0689
OFFICE LIQUIDATION, 2 desks
$75. & $50., 2 chairs $50. &
$25., misc items 941-740-2284
PHONES, OFFICE RCA match-
ing, 4-line. 1 corded, 1 cordless.
16 presets. $25. 941-626-0689
PRINTER, HP Laser Fax/ Copy/
Printer Good Condition. $50 or
best offer. (941) 875-1203.
SHREDDER, SINGLE direction,
Office Depot, exc. cond. $5.
941-882-8149
SIGN, LED OPEN SIGN W/
TIMES, BLINKS AND FLASHES
$75 941-554-2140
SIGN, TAT- 2 STORE FRONT
SIGN LED, COLOR CHANGE /
REMOTE $400 941-554-2140


SUPPLIES
6225

DISPENSERS TOILET tissue &
hand towel COMMERCIAL NIB
$30/both 941-882-8149

| 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.
ADULT RESCUE cats for seniors
Fee and length of adoption flexable.
Venice Cat Collition 9414454322
FISHERMANS VILLAGE, 2 SETS
OF YOUNG CATS. Each set must
go to inside forever homes. Set
1: 2 females, 1 stub tail. Set 2:
mother & son, soft fur, sweet.
941-639-1761 or 863-494-0289
KITTENS, DOMESTIC short hair,
$15. (941)-979-8622
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.
WHITE, RED, tabbies, tuxes Res-
cue Kittens- $75 adoption includes
F/N and meds, 941-445-4322

DDOGS





10 WK OLD BRINDLE PIT PUPS 8
LEFT $200 CALL 941-587-4981
OR 941-475-1813 MUST GO
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.
BLUE PIT PUPPIES Purple rib-
bon, razors edged bloodline.
$200 obo (941)429-4883
CHIHUAHUAS, H CERT, 9wks,
M&F, teacups $300. Adult M&F 2
yrs, sold as pair $400, 889-7432
COCKER SPANIEL PUPPIES
AKC, Reg. Buff, shots, Health
Cert. $450 863-3754001 or
863448-3997


DACHSHUND/JACK RUSSELL,
small 3 yr old, 22 Ib, needs fami-
ly w/kids to love him. Crate
trained. Ready to play. Free to
good home with no other dogs.
(941)-423-9816
ENGLISH BULLDOGS AVAIL-
ABLE, FEMALE and Male, AKC
Reg, Current on all shots,
Dewormed, 10 weeks old
$700 each. Email: schimke-
janb@yahoo.com


IDDOGS
Lw 60233








GERMAN SHEPHERD, AKC, big
bone Pups/adults. Rich colors,
family raised. (941)-554-7434
SCHNOODLE, M, 3 mos. All
shots with crate. Very sweet.
$300. 941- 306-7362
SHIH TZU PUPPIES 8wks 2 B/W
males, 1 W/T male, 1 W/T
female. Potty Training since 5
wks, Very Loving and smart!
Shots and Health cert. $350.
941-426-9009 H, 941-483-4270
Work, 941-815-3103 Cell
SHITZU PUPPIES Adorable, 10
wks old 2 F, 1 M, 1st shots, par-
ents on site $350 941-628-2731
TOY POODLE, FE not spayed,
AKC, 2 1/2 yrs. Up to date shots.
8 Ibs. $500. 941- 306-7362
YORKSHIRE TERRIER, Lovable,
needs good home. Please call
(941)-485-0045

| LIVESTOCK
LW ^ 6235


FOR SALE! Three 16 month old
exposed hiefers, two cows with
calves, two cows due any day,
and four exposed cows. Call
941-2864116 or 941-704-1302
HEFFERS, 2 yearlings, open.
tame. 1 Branges & 1 white faced.
Call (863)494-5902
Reg. Charolais Bull 1 yr. old &
Charolais Cross 1 yr old, (863)-
494-1787


& SERVICES
waz 6236

AQUARIUM, 10 gallon aquarium
with light and lid $20
call 941-296-5162
CAGE, LARGE BIRD CAGE on
Wheels. $80. 941-629-8798
CRATE, DOG CRATE 42" soft-
side exc.cond. $65.00
941-468-0467
FILTER, FISH Mate, pressurized
500UV, $75; Pump, $15; Lg. resin
driftwood, $15. (941)-7434007
FISH TANK, 155 GAL. FISH Tank
$50 North Port 941-416-5825
FISH TANK, 20 gallon fish tank
with lid and accessories $25. obo
(941)-473-9136
HORSEBACK RIDING lessons,
Youth. $40. Call Sara (941) 916-
0689.
PET CARRIERS 2 MED SIZE for
$5 a piece. 941-474-3592
PET STROLLER REMOVABLE
CRATE $40.00 LIKE NEW 941-
235-0600 M-F 10-5PM
SADDLE, ABETTA SADDLE
w/bridal and reins like new
$225.00 941-629-2337
TANK, 30 gallon tank $30
call 941-296-5162
TANK, 55 gal tank, lights, etc 4
snake / inguana / bearded drag-
on $200, 941/234-5899

APPLIANCES
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 / WALL UNIT
Whirlpool 18,000 BTU $210.00
PCH 941-625-0816
DISHWASHER KENMORE
WHITE $100. EXCELLENT CON-
DITION 941/429-0397
DISHWASHER, BISQUE FRIGI-
DARE DISHWASHER $45 941-
743-0614
DRYER WHITE nice with cord
\delivery available $125 941-626-
3102
DRYER WT BUY FOR NEEDY
FAMILY $30 PICK UP NOW! ONLY
WORKING 941-456-9419
DRYER, MAYTAG Neptune
Works great,some squeeks
$50.00 OBO 941-628-5641

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FREEZER $150 PREMIUM CON-
DITION KENMORE CHEST
ALARM 941-456-9419 SAM
FREEZER UP right 5 1/2 feet
high big \white KENMORE delivery
available $185 941-626-3102


FREEZER, CHEST TYPE, white
5 cu. ft. works great $65 941-
497-0287
FREEZER, KENMORE FREEZER
CHEST $200 EASY DEFROST!!!
LARGE NICE 941-764-6999
HOOD FOR stove, white $15.00
Call 941-697-2807
MICRO WAVE, G.E. ADVANTIUM
speed cook, over range. Brand
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APPLIANCES
L 6250


MICROWAVE/CONVECTION
OVEN, Sharp, Carosel, $150
Presto grill, $20, 2 Purifiers,
$100 (941)-497-4428, Venice
OVEN BUILT in oven black NICE
not digital, $395 941-626-3102
OVEN FRIGIDAIRE glass top &
convection. Blk&S/S Grt working
condition $250. 941-575-4290
OVEN, G.E. 5 burner, X-LARGE,
glass top, large oven. $450. Must
sell 941-697-4565
OVEN, WHITE oven built in not
digital $65 941-626-3102
REFRIGERATOR, KENMORE
18 cf like new w/icemaker
$225 941-429-2368
REFRIGERATOR $150 OBO
Freezer $175 OBO
941-661-9752
REFRIGERATOR ALMOND 22
cubic ft w/ice&water side x side
. $325 941-626-3201
REFRIGERATOR AMANA BOT-
TOM FREEZER, WHITE $350
941429-0397
REFRIGERATOR GE Adora 18
cu ft stainless, glass shelves
ice as new $325 941-882-8149
REFRIGERATOR, AMANA with
icemaker. Good cond. 18cuft.
Almond. $125. (941)-544-3463
REFRIGERATOR, GE FRIDGE
23CUFT ice maker,freezer on top
Beige. $100 941-204-1602
REFRIGERATOR, KENMORE
25c BISQUE S/S Ice, Water, door,
$250 pristine, 9414234435.
REFRIGERATOR, KENMORE,
white, exc cond, top freezer,
$125 (941)-416-0321
REFRIGERATOR, WHIRLPOOL,
side by side, like new. $100/obo
941474-9588
REFRIGERATOR- NEW! 3 weeks
old! 18cu. white, must sell! now
** $375. 941-697-8851
REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER,
with back up battery, Mint cond.
$75. (941)-698-9297
RERIDGERATOR, WHITE, ICE
maker, very good condition,
$275.00, 941-235-0142
ROTISSERIE, counter-top Betty-
Croker, all access new. $50. 941-
6974565
STOVE GE Glass top. good
condition. 1st $250. takes it.
(941)-5754290
STOVE GE elec. glass top
black & S.S. self clean
exc cond. $175 941-882-8149
STOVE GLASS top EXC &
FRIDGE NEW GE blk & S.S
$475 both 941-882-8149
STOVE, ELECTRIC, white, coil.
$75.00 Call 941-697-2807
STOVE, GLASS top stove black
G E hot point $195 941-626-
3102
TOASTER, 4-slice. Very good
condition. $10. 941-697-4565
WASHERS/DRYERS $139.
each or $270. Set
1 Year Warranty.
941-766-0226
WASHER & DRYER Asking
$200.00 Call 941-815-1285
WASHER & DRYER, $300 for
both. Maytag. Must sell. 1 1/2
yrs. old. (941)-2234045
WASHER AND DRYER, WHITE
GE PROFILE $300 941-486-
4187. Washer less than year old.
WASHER GE profile 22 cycle
super capacity very nice $325
941-626-3201
WASHER, MAYTAG Delux, Mint-
cond. $195.00 941-625-7898


APPLIANCES
L 6250


WASHER, WHITE WASHER
WORKS $50 941-743-0614
WASHER/DRYER, WHIRLPOOL
/ Kenmore, Nice, Just Moved
$200 Both OBO, 941-268-6996

MISCELLANEOUS



BOAT TRAILER, 16', galvanized,
$300, Motorcycle helmet, large,
3/4 face, as new, $30., Push
mower, suns good, $40., Aquari-
um, 15 gal. $20., Hubcaps for
RV, $10. (941)-743-0678
BOOKS (3) 2 different pirates of
the carribean and 1 piratology. Exc.
cond $20 for all 941423-2585.
BOOKS, DANIELLE STEELE
BOOKS, Hard Cover, Like NEW,
$3.00 ea, call 941-629-7880
COOKBOOK, ORIGINAL BAVARI-
AN GERMAN Cookbook For Sale
$100.00 OBO 941-268-2409
DINING TABLE pad 43"X94"
nice $35.00 941-627-6780
comes in 4 pieces
DINING TABLE PAD 43"x94"
nice $35.00 941-627-6780 4
pieces
EDGING, CONCRETE edging
round barrel type 16" long 40
pieces $75 941 626 3102
FIRE EXTINGUSER/ SUPER
soaker water only can reuse over
& over $45 941-626-3102
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
LIGHT, 18" mag lite black $20
941-626-3102
LOADING RAMPS CENTER
FOLDING, STEEL $30.
941-627-3074
MOTOR, BLOWER for bounce
house extra long cord with GFI
built in $125 941-626-3102
MUSICAL ANGEL W/CHERUBS
& Animals Water Fountain ~$15~
941-6234043
OLD PEPSI can beer MACHINE
short works with key $295
941-626-3102
PEN, CHICHAGO BEARS collec-
tors pen/carved wooden football
case $95 941-626 3102
REFRIGERATOR SET up for keg
beer with co-2 tank $125 obo
941-474-4011
SAFE Combination dial, fire-
rated, adj. shelf, 0.8 cubic feet,
gray. $65 941-626-0689
SAFE, GUN digital, fire-rated, West-
ern, hunt-green, 59"T 29"W 22"D
outer dim, $499 941-626-0689
SEWING MACHINE, Sears Ken-
more, $50 exec cond. 941-625-
1863
STAMP IMPRESSIONS, 3 LG
MED, SML, CONCRETE RUB-
BER STONE $85 941-626-3102
STREETLIGHT L-BRACKET 6'
long (HDG pipe) mounts to pole
$15 941-629-8955
TEA KETTLE, Whistling 15 cup
stainless steel tea kettle. $12.
941-423-2585.
TELESCOPE, GALAXSEE TASCO
TELESCOPE paid $100 sale for
$50. 941474-3592
TREADMILL $40. Exercise Bike
$40. Char-Grill & Tank $30.
Edger/Trimmer $25. Girls 24"
bike $10. Lawn Mower self prop.
Snapper $40. 941-743-4927.


I WANTED TO
BUY/TRADE
^^ 6270

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
CASH FOR WWI, WWII, Korean,
Vietnam, German, Japanese
Military swords, daggars,
uniforms metals and old guns.
Dom (941)-416-3280
A COLLECTOR BUYING
Old Fishing Lures,
Rods, Reels. 941-743-9114
I PAY THE MOST!


7000

.-


CHEVYJEEP SCION
L 7040 J L.7080 L 7136


1993 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Convertible, V8, RWD, automatic,
2 seat, CD player, All season
tires, Convertible, dark purple,
auto, a/c, alarm, pwr brakes, pwr
locks, pwr seats, pwr steering,
pwr win, cruise, air bag, ABS,
leather, alloy wheels, GPS, tilt,
fog lights, $8,000
305-304-1906
1994 CHEVROLET BOX
TRUCK, with lift gate, new
engine, new AC, Asking $4,500,
OBO (941)637-9800
1998 CHEVROLET BLAZER ,
92,000 mi, 4 cyl., automatic, CD
player, maroon, pwr win, cruise,
tow pkg, Needs minor work,
$2,200, OBO (941)626-7419
2007 CHEVROLET IMPALA, 1
owner, 34K mi. V-6. 32mpg.
Auto. AC. Fact wrrnty. White. Sac-
rifice for $9,000 w/clean 02/03
trade OBO. (941)735-5769 dIr.


TRANSPORTATION CHRYSLER
IIIniu.lv I i I 7050


AUTOMOTIVE



1999 NISSAN ALTIMA $500!
Police Impounds! For Listings
800-366-9813 ext 9427
POLICE IMPOUNDS! 01 Honda
Civic $550! 98 Acura Integra only


2001 CHRYSLER SEBRING
LXI Convert. Low miles, beautiful
cond. Many extras. Maroon w/
tan. Great Snowbird car!
$5000/obo sold sold
2008 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER
<20K mi, like new, well kept,
$14,500 (941)505-0333


2006 JEEP WRANGLER
RUBICON, 4x4.
Loaded! Conv. $18,988.
941-766-0050, dir
2008 JEEP LIBERTY
Nearly New. Low Miles!
$13,988.
941-766-0050, dlr

| LINCOLN
Loom 7090


1994 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL
Signature. Looks & runs great.
Cold AC. Clean. 125K. $1,900
(941)266-5923
1997 TOWN CAR Signature
Series, low miles, exc. cond.
REDUCED!! 941-626-7682.

| MERCURY
7100


1991 MERCURY GRAND MAR-
QUIS auto, AC, new tires,
clean, $1450 941-468-1489
1997 MERCURY TRACER LS,
AC, $1,200
(941)740-1402
1998 GRAND MARQUIS LS,
leather, loaded, looks & runs exc.
REDUCED!! (941)626-7682.
2003 MERCURY GRAND MAR-
QUIS GS, 8 cyl., auto, Liberty


$500! Listings 800-366-9813 2008 CHRYSLER SEBRING LX Ediantion. 24K mi. very nice
ext 3964 Test Drive Today. Low Miles! condition. $6900/obo.
$10,988. 941-705-1044
YAMAHA 2000 YZ125 needs 941-766-0050, dlr
condenser coil $375.00 Call OLDSMOBILE
Russ 941-276-4733 DODGE 7110

BUICK L 7060
7020 1995 OLDSMOBILE CIERA SL,
2005 DODGE NEON SXT black 22K orig mi, always garaged,


1994 BUICK SKYLARK
Only 40,000 mi. 1 Owner.
Great Shape! $2,900.
941-766-0050, dlr
2000 BUICK LESABRE Cus
tomV6,4dr, 91k miles, $3100.
****SOLD!***


2002 BUICK PARK AVE
Loaded, Extra clean, Well maint.
No accidents. Hwy miles. Pearl
white, $4500/obo (941)468-9213

| CADILLAC
Lra 7030


2000 CADILLAC DEVILLE DTS
Great Shape! Drives Like New!
$6,988.
941-766-0050, dlr
2004 Cadillac CTS,Silver,36k
miles,loaded,3.6L
V6,$14995, 941-639-1319
2005 CADILLAC CTS
Loaded. Super Nice!
$15,988.
941-766-0050, dlr
2007 CADILLAC ESCALADE
LOADED! $42,990
(800)784-9309


ex clean 47K, pwr wirnlock/cd, cold
ac must see! $6500 941-769-2431


4-dr., Vb, auto, A/C, all power, air
bag, ABS, keyless entry, new
tires, paid over $17K New, orig


I documents, window sticker, like
FORD new cond $4400. 941-483-6371

PONTIAC

2005 FORD EXPEDITION 85k
mi hli r i, w r ilv-r trim FHddE


1III iai .'l\ vv OllV t LI m ,I1, L .Uy
Bauer/ full power 3rd row power
seat exc cond, $14,600, OBO
743-3030
2005 FORD FOCUS good
cond, It green, all power, auto,
44K, $5400 (717)203-4611




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CHEVY JEEP
740Y 7080


1984 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO,
90% Restored, too much to list.
$8900 obo. Call to see @
(941)474-2075


1999 JEEP CHEROKEE Sport
90K, blue, 4WD, good shape,
good tires $3500 941-629-4295


T-tops, auto trans, 90k, Sr.
owned from day 1. Clean car
$5995. N. Port 941456-3333

|I SATURN
7135


PRO-POWER
AUTO SALES
(941) 627-8822
USED SATURN SALES
PARTS & SERVICE
"THE SATURN GUYS"
97 SL2 Sedan.........$1,695
01 SC1 Coupe............$2,495
01 SL1 Sedan.............$3,699
98 SC2 Coupe............$3,495
00 SL2 Sedan.............$4,195
02 SL1 Sedan.............$4,695
01 SL2 Sedan.............$4,795
00 SW2 Wagon ..........$4,895
04 Ion Sedan...............$5,295
04 Ion Coupe...............$5,695
04 Dodge Neon...........$4,500
All rated over 30 MPG


2005 SCION XB 4dr, auto, all
power, Exc. Barely used 43k mi
$7900. (941)456-0067

BMW



1996 BMW Z3 automatic 1.9
cold A/C, pwr seats, windows,
dark blue with leather interior
absolutely immaculate! $5995
Carlenne 941-504-6646
2003 BMW 330CI
CONVERTIBLE YELLOW $17,990
(800)784-9309
2006 BMW Z4
M ROADSTER 25K $34,990
(800)784-9309

|HHONDA
7160


1996 HONDA ACCORD LX,
gold, AC, $3,900.
(941)740-1402
1999 HONDA ACCORD EX
ONLY 40,500 MILES! 1 Owner,
Exerior-exc cond, Interior-all leather
like new $6,450. (941)766-9498
2000 HONDA ACCORD COUPE
RUNS GREAT, LOADED, SPOILER,
SUNROOF, 1 OWNER, 4 CYL.,
A/C, $4200. 941-889-8354

|I HYUNDAI |



2000 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GLS
4Dr, Loaded, windows, locks, tilt,
all options, only 53,000 miles,
one owner, $3995.00
Ph.941-889-8565
2001 HYUNDAI TIBURON, 5
spd., AC, 87K, 30+mpg, runs
great. $3,000 **SOLD**
2001 TIBURON 5 spd. loaded,
pwr. sunroof, low mi. bright red,
SHARP $3450obo 941-626-3674
2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE ,
44K, Ex Cond w/scooter & auto-
matic lift (Harmer) will sell sepa-
rately, $11,500 (941)624-6929
2006 HYUNDAI ELANTRA,
39K mi., 33mpg, fact wrrnty, exc.
cond. New tires. Extra clean.
Loaded. Teal color. Single owner,
Sacrifice at $7,800. (518)522-
7420
2008 HYUNDAI AZERA
$21,988
(800)784-9309

INFINITI
L ^ 7165


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

I KIA
7177




2003 KIA OPTIMA SE (best) low
miles garaged sr owned every
option records "Like brand new
inside & out" $5575 941483-1943
2008 KIA SPECTRA
23K MILES $9,988
(800)784-9309


SUNCOAST BOATING


BOATS-POWERED
7330

"SAVE DOLPHINS"
Donate your Boat or Auto to
support Clearwater Marine
Aquarium's marine life
rescue work. Tax Deductible.
(727)-459-7208.
14' ALUM. BOAT w/trlr. & 8hp
Evinrude motor, $750. (941)-661-
3834
14' TRI-HULL, 35 HP Evinrude,
trailer, good condition. $1700
obo. Call 941-391-5295.
16' -2003 KEY LARGO CC,
50HP Yamaha, Alum trailer,
$5800. (941)-624-3144
16' 1979 MONARK Bass Boat,
alum, rebuilt 2009, 2008 Merc. 4
stroke 25HP, still under warranty,
w/trailer. $4500. 941-637-3922
16' 1999 Action Craft TE, 90hp
Mercury, platform & poles, safety
equip. No trailer, on lift, will del
local $6500. 941-661-8034
17' 1998 SEAFOX, CC, 115HP
Johnson, Bimini FF, GPS, VHF,
more. trlr. $4995/obo 941456-1235
17' 1989 Carolina Skiff w/70hp
Yamaha, SS prop, trolling motor,
17 gal live well, galv. trailer, excl.
cond. $4,500 obo 941-468-5310
18' 1983 HYDRA Sport Center
Console Boat, with 90hp. Evin-
rude motor newly rebuilt, trailer
completely redone, includes all
safety equipment. Has new seats,
fresh coat of bottom paint.
$3500 Boat is ready for the
water!
Punta Gorda call 407-541-7831
20' 1980 PennYen Boat, trailer,
tunnel drive, inboard motor. runs
good. $1800/obo 941-697-5342
or 941-204-7963


BOATS-POWERED BOATSPOWERED OUTBOARD/ MARINE SUPPLY MARINE SUPPLY
7330 L 7330 I MARINE ENGINES I & EQUIP. I & EQUIP.
LZ L~z Z 72334 7338 L 77333881


20' 2002 SWEETWATER Fish
Series pontoon, trlr, FF, change
rm & more. 50hp 4 stroke mtr.
$7000/obo. (941)-575-2670

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

22' 1992 CELEBRITY open bow
with trailer, 7.4 300 HP, 280 hrs.
clean, sharp Northern boat,
$8000 obo. 941-661-9793.
23' DECK BOAT, without motor,
$1999. 28' CARVER, 2 motors (1
Bad), $6100. 941-629-6421 or
443-622-7887
24' 1978 Glastron Carlson, 460
V8, Berkley Jet drive, $6800 w/
trailer. (941)-536-8844
25' 1973 Trojan Cabin Cruiser
350 Inboard, Runs good clean
boat. Too much to list. $2800 w/
trailer. (941)-639-2306
25' 1997 BAYLINER Cabin
Cruiser, 7.5 liter engine V8, boat
trailer, boat in a slip in Charlotte
Harbor. $1999.99 By Owner 863-
491-9998

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


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IN BOATER'S
BARGAINS
IN WATERLINE
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941-429-3116
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SAILBOATS
7331


WANTS TO BUY sailboat 24-26'
in good shape, 1984 or newer,
under $15K 941-697-2163

| PERSONAL
WATER VEHICLES
7332


1996 SEADOO with trailer. 1
owner, fresh water use, like new
*****SOLD**********


S MISC.BOATS




14' 1964 STARCRAFT alu
minum boat. Lots of extras. Like
new. $700. 941-639-8741

ADVERTISE!


MARINER 8HP $250; Eska 2hp
runs fine $110; Moped $275.;
Scooter $175. (941)473-4199

MOTOR, TROLLING MOTOR
MINNKOTA 281b thrust 36" shaft
runs $40 941-456-5059

PARTING OUT older Johnson, 4
cyl., starter, heads, prop, carbs,
cheap. Nothing over $40. (941)-
496-8070

BOAT STORAGE/
DOCKING
Z 7336


BOAT SLIP LIFT for rent in Punta
Gorda Isles near Punta Gorda
Yatch Club (941)-575-1828

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

MARINE SUPPLY
& EQUIP.
:7338 PL


ANCHOR, DANFORTH, 27"
ANCHOR, $15.00,
941-916-5570

BOAT LIFT 8,0001b, with alum.
framed 12'x21 canopy top.
Includes 2 motors & controls.
$2500. Buyer removes.
(941)-539-9916


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At the end...you will NOT be
asked for your credit card at
all. FREE ads are for
merchandise UNDER $500.
and the ad must be placed
online by you. One item per
ad and the price must appear
in the ad. Your ad will appear
online & in print for 7 days!
Some restrictions
do apply.
GAS TANK, PORTABLE 6 Gal
MARINE GAS TANK, $10.00,
941-916-5570
GAS TANK, portable, 6-gal,
gauge & fittings, $11. 941-625-
4456.
POWERCORDS, MARINCO, 2
POWERCORDS, $75.00, 1 for
fourty, 941-916-5570
PROP MERCURY Mirage 16" 17
pitch stainless Like new $200
obo 941-474-4011
ROPE, MARINE ROPE 100"
DOUBLE TWIST & LOOPS,
$45.00, CLEAN 941-916-5570
ROPE, MARINE ROPE 23",DOU-
BLE TWIST, WITH HOOK $18.00
941-916-5570
ROPE, MARINE ROPE 30", DOU-
BLE TWIST, SINGLE LOOP,
$12.00 941-916-5570
ROPE, MARINE ROPE 41" DOU-
BLE TWIST $18.00,
941-916-5570


ROPE, MARINE ROPE 50" MULTI
BRAID, 1Loop, $43.00,
941-916-5570
ROPE, MARINE ROPE 50"
MULTI, BRAID, 1 Loop, $35.00
941-916-5570
WANTED: 200 Fishing partners.
Must have gas money.
(941)-889-7193

SCANOES/KAYAKS



12' ROWBOAT TENDER, OARS-
METAL, VERY STABLE, MTR BRACK-
ET. $325 9414238261 9-5
13' KOEWEE 2 person Kayak w
paddles $250 941-639-1725
14 FT. CANOE for sale. great
shape $200.00 941-627-2064
15' INDIAN RIVER Canoe w/
paddles, $250. 941-639-1725
KAYAK DAGGER CALLISTO
INCL. WERNER PADDLE & COVER
$400. 941-624-0116
KAYAK DAGGER CALLISTO,
INCL. WERNER PADDLE & COVER
$400 941-624-0116
MAINSTREAM STREAK kayak
excellent. $300 941-575-8603
or 828-712-2703.
PADDLE, CANOE paddle, super-
size, hand crafted fine wood,
$95. 941-6254456
PADDLE, KAYAK or canoe, har-
mony adventure, excellent $60
941-575-8603 or 828-712-2703













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= BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY 941-429-3110


TH.S. INC.
TAYLOR HOME SERVICES
Building & Remodeling Contractor


* Additions
* Baths
* Kitchens


* Doors & Windows
* Free Estimates
* Lic. & Ins.


Mike Taylor
Cell 941-626-3750 941-426-1496




AIC TODAY
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INSPECTION $1500
CALL TODAY
941-526-8713
24 HR SERVICE NO OVERTIME FEES


Humem

PROTECTION
* STEEL / ALUMINUM
CLEAR
ACCORDION
Installed OR
Do*lt*Yourself
CALL SHAWN
941-769-1679
THE CARPENTER INC.
L..: RR0067689


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


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R&L Building Contractor, Inc.
941-743-8858
General Contracting
ROOM ADDITIONS GARAGES -
CONCRETE DECKS -
CARPORTS POOL CAGES -
LANAIS -
ACCORDION SHUTTERS -
STORM PROTECTIONS
Quality tirk (Co'iiptnntr Pricinl.
-i. Reijereices


DOLPHIN AIR
Conditioning -.*%
Summer Special A
941-815-7791 EE
863-494-2964 on..
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HALL'S TRUCKING
& BOBCAT SERVICES
Concrete Remnoval
Stone Washed Shell
Fill Dirt Mulch
Shell Driveuay Installed
Small Tree & Brush Removal
Commercial & Residential Clean-Lips
Reasonable Rates & Reliable Service
(941) 485-5717
Cell (941) 716-3650


Straube
Construction Inc.
* Addilio wn
* Remodeling
* liew Conw ludion
* All Phae4 fO C(onnliudlon
Kevin Straube
(941) 697-0642
(941) 391-1592


DEBTS TOO HIGH?
CREDIT CARDS
MAXED OUT?
PRE BANKRUPTCY
COUNSELING
WE CAN HELP YOU! :

FREE
DEBT COUNSEUNG & CONSOUDAllON .it
By Phone or Appointment 941-258-3236
CONSUMER DEBT COUNSELORS, INC.
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STONEHAVEN BUILDERS
Your.All Purpose Contractor
3. yveIars experIIence
RE 'L' .[I' ." .' F F.\i :iF[iE.L i'.,
I F-T, H i'.HE4F '.F- 9.41 HF-, 1-,
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CimF '.ITFe l Re\TsiFd Con.. T rE Ft:i:o'F
,-.,. ,P- F-F,. HF.- -. F F.E.'. F,:,,:,\l-
- :-F, iT F 1 I, ,I FJi TI Ii i'. F.'.T ,. F.'.TE -F
FREE EST.LATES-C OMPETITIVE PRICING
BILL FISCHER 941-391-1060







Commercial Residential Construction
of Venice Inc

Pool Cages Screened Enclosures
Front Entries Custom Screen Doors
6" Seamless Gutter
Soffit & Fascia Facelift
Wayne Nottingham Outside Sales
115 Morse Court. North Venice. FL 34275
941-544-3256 CELL
L,c SCCO.6 36" 941-488-3645 PHONE cc coi669-


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CALL FOR YOUR FREE ESTIMATE
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PLAN

YOUR AID

HIRII.

429-3 f f 0

for deftib!


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


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




ww cabnetsto(Conicetec(m
and pio home epai
Drywall,
Painting, etc...
Office
941-475-2572
Cell
941-321-8945
Cell
941-445-7391


Jim Walker's
Mobile Compuler
Repair
* Repairs & Upgrades
* S79 Virus Removal
& Clean Up
SFree PC Check Up-p
Expires 8/1/09
941
743-9787


BEST PRICE


COMPLETE


CONSTRUCTION
CONTRACTING, INC.
Home Improvement & Remodeling
Replacement Windows &
Room Additions
Storm Windows & New Construction
FREE ESTIMATES 941-815-1912
Sale Cerlilied General Conlraclor ,,
ii ii- i1 1_


Your business or
service as low as



Area covered includes
Venice. Pt. Charlotte.
Englewood. North Port.
Punta Gorda & Arcadia
429.3110





SCHULTE
CONCRETE
Wal1ki ,I DrL-ri-
F .: Ln r n.J ln .: .r n ; i .: ..:. l
L'- :kI .I:: rele
No Job Too Small
J.D. Schulte
941-493-1803
Cell
941-416-3092
Since 1-'?


BILL
JACOBSEN
ENTERPRISES
Driveways
Pavers
Sidewalks
Patios
Utility Pads
Culverts
Bobcat Service
No Job Too Big Or Small
941-391-0694
I.. j. W I .a i a ,:, ,:,II


IS 'ciiliziziI iii:



Alcheiv S I-th u,


M33z 10rA.


QUALITY
CONCRETE
WORK
AT A
LOW PRICE.

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Sern ing (he Area
25 Years. Insured
941-780-5968


LeVasseur
&- -


BRIMARSH
ENTERPRISES
CONSTRUCTION
CLEAN-UP
ALSO
Household Garbage
Yard Wasle
and Morel
lleed Honel Reliable help"
Ple e( call
(arlton ChrIstopher
941-564-6049 or
914-2249


HERCULES
CURBING S
LANDSCAPING
Starting at
$1.85 1.

Rock. Mulcht
Fr..- E ,ii .-.,r -
941-286-5228
1_ , , I I- I, r ,


For all i olr i onsrlslrslion needs., all uis loidd
941 -698-9045


AFFORDABLE
[j COMNPUTERr & LAPTOP REPAIR
rDIcoMpuTERs Sell Used Computers,
Printers & Laptops.
Virus and Spyware
E.n,1 ,,Removal
Repairs, Upgrades, Tune Ups, Etc.
We Fix All Brands of Computers
941.764.3400 941.276.5011
II 22M M-F ",arr-r Ti il PF iC il. tt :


Roko's Stucco
& Masonry Inc.
STUCCO,
CONCRETE,
MASONRY,
FRAME & TILE
Ne% Construction
& Remodels
941-286-3928
Licenfed & ,Inurrd
,Ii I..'l'"


Krauth Construction

* Clustom Homes
* Additions ,
* Detached Garages
* Remodeling Decks


941-809-0473


rll Edward Ross
Construction
EU Services, Inc.
I1, dI,
Pool Ca., s S.,r.. n Lana,s
.,rjlh.; Rooms
Sr, n Enr. s
R, s.;r. ns
Laraa. .r..na
Handradl
Htirrj.an. s n1, rs
ti ndo.u R. pla.:. m. ni



(94 1)408-8500



B & H
B&H
USED PARTS
Foire n D, nm-~:l ,I
Us,:l Aul.:, an.:l
Truck Pari:,
BEST PRICES
IN TOWN
(843) 383-0034
(843) 332-1981
We Will Ship
Anywhere In U.S.!



BILL
JACOBSEN
ENTERPRISES
Clear
Fill
Grade
Culverts
Complete
Concrete Services

941-391-0694
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941-921-7552
941-625-7144
www.fasttekg.com




TEDDY'S
HANDYMAN &
REMODELING,
Inc.
No lob Too Big
or Too Small!
(941)629-47196644
I fastteks \ om
TEDD'S


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"14'WHERE IT'S
NOTA JOB, IT'S
A PASSION"
Free Estimates
941-89-234


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lt please call
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KELLY'S
AFFORDABLE,
PRESSURE
CLEANING "-V'
& DETAILING
Quality Work at a
Reasonable Rate!
Cars, Boats, RVs,
Campers &
Mobile Homes
WE COME TO YOU!
941.237.1822




Mike Schnell
Electrical
Maintenance
Service Inc.
', i-iiJinlill ,', C m mr r :i, 11
All Your Electrical Needs"

L I : II -1 .:
941-697-5726




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

94192841883


Dave Beck
The Hand) man.
i li h,
(1 1 1
941-766-1767
%i -i i. .1 !N iD m -i.l
N .ii I .I i ;i ;i ;1 ;1 ;


Wmdofw 1ddyt
"l)our Sliding
Door A
I\ indoi\
Aleclianic"
Starts ,'a
$99 per panel
parts & labor ind.
941-875-3575
Wi J .m ,JJ
i n d, d-, Wd3 dV c, n


SHINN & SONS
DRYWALL
* New Construction
* Additions
* Repairs
FREE
Estimates
(941) 628-0023
(941) 391.7257
Li:er:e Inriur.ed
H: 1 :-T..i


DETOE
DRYWALL &
PAINTING
Painting
Ceiling Repair
*Water Damage & Repair
497-1313
Licensed & Insured
Lic.xRX00646598


Remodeling Lic. & Insured Drywall Repairs
Water Damage RX0066623 Specialty Textures
Restoration Also Change of Textures
New Construction
DON SPITTLER DRYWALL, LLC.
OiII. riln E .:-ill-n,:-. And DI[-ptI-ndJ.iL'liv In
DrvviA.Ill --p.iir


Phone (941)
Fair Prices
Quality Workmanship
Guaranteed


764-1569
Free Estimates
Over 25Yrs.
Experience in
Charlotte County


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Matt's
Electric
Inc.
$1000- 200 Amp
Sen ice ChIangoes
$50 Sen ice Call
24 )rs. E\p.
Comm. & Res..
(941) 769-6515
iic ER1i 11 n334 & n,


Aloha Coastal, Inc.
A Furniture Restoration Co.



On-Sit TInch Up Anliqmp
Serving Charlete & Sarnwti C3 Hugh Morris
L (941) 284-5702 Ar
941-625-2958


* R.*.runing P, II.p | .in t rr i.1rui
SRool Couing Pliiinl far Iolt,,, t,,m, It',,ir
* Driu'all Repmr ii 'El Po iiiii t rulri, lfuirtr
* ulelfr Ch(l ning R, .,ri l R,pAir, tirr Ir n, il nnlin
Venice Native
Serving Sarasota County

941.485.2172


I I ,' IIIm lJJjiM,,M2 0M12I

DAN THE
Dave Beck A nf HANDYMAN
ACWe.anter


flTheHand% iman




94 1-766.-1767
tIkt


I fix things
Reliable I-
Quiet 0 ,- .-1 A
Years of I
experience .>Y
$25hr. -
BiMIE=m


BH Kutz's Cuts

941-232-9646


"Let Us Help You
Prepare For
Hurricane Season!"
* rhere l & Vegelahon
Mulching
ee Slump Remoal
& Grinding
SSelrclnrve aming


* Mowing
* Pruning
* Mulching
1, I I I.,i ,
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I1. I I
I... I I I n


Around
the House
Inleiiol E\leiioi
Remodel & Finish Woik
(abinel Dool Wiindo'\ &
Tile Inslallalions
Full Hand\minan Seivices
James M. Okell
941-270-1693
ll I.. IIIN I-




His & Hers
Lawn Care
Maintenance
Odd Jobs
Mowing
Shrub Trimming
Mulch
L. -. : r .- ) lIr.ur -K

941-429-0829


DO IT ALL WITM
JUST ONE CALL
Boihioonm I& Kni.he
Remodel
SPoirniing
S (oipenriy 1
I AriylhlIrng I
^941-697_-A2





3 MONTHS
FREE!



O'Neill's Lan ii
Service


941-488-9500


A'III-LIE
PARROT T
I N' C.

HI iiCd, )
()uill Bl\t
941-.662-0~266


L-'.Ef-n- bIn-u-)~


ED'S,
DRYWALL, INC.
No Job Too Small!
Since 1982
ED WARREN
BRIAN WARREN
Ph: 941-629-9500
(ell: 941-628-3855





30 Year Retired
Electrician
Dependable!
Quality Work at a
Fair Price!
* Mosl Home Repairs
Inslallalions
Mainlenance
FREE ESTIMATES
(941) 429-2219


SSS Fo Best Prices SSS
HANDYMAN BOB
A US Veteran
$15.00 per Hour
25 yrs experience in all
your handyman needs



Office 941-629-7999
Cell 941-421-2376


WM & WM


3G's Lawncare
and
Landscaping
Full La' r. aridI
,-.n rdrl .1 ..,ril-riarl.:
'FREE ll.,"ITH FI-IR
rjE% REC-.ULAR
.1 AlIITEIIAIICE
,CU-: T,-,I.1ERt'
Tr Tr,in',n'ring
F-r lizir l I.lul': ri;.ng.
ar. Up -
941-650-5329


WRIGHT & SONI
LANDSCAPING INC.

-. .



Locally Owne- d & Operial'd
I I |II '.I II ,





FREE ESTIMATES.
941-426-7844
L-: i n


HARBOR VIEW
ELECTRIC
* Residential Service
" New constructionn
" Generators
* Inspections
SPanel Change Outs
* FREE ESTIMATES
I .. "'. 1

941-627-4068


J&J
HANDYMAN
Painting
.Pressure
Washing
and Much More!
S Over 30 Years
Experience &
Salislled
S Customers

493-6736
Call: u iF l surt.
Call For FREE Estimate


I I I 'I lll i l.ill IhllI
I I111 ,0 h11.1 1
iwiiiWIddiiln'
Free Design
Consulting
Below Competitor
Pricing
941-237-1771
941-296-5138



TJ MILAZZO SR.
941-475-0058
LAWN CUTTING
MOST LAWNS
S20-S25
TRIM BUSHES
PLANT DESIGN
WEEDING & MULCHING
SIDEWALKS & PATIOS
PROMPT DEPENDABLE SERVICE
415 YEARS EXPERIENCE
LIC & INSURED


WM



KTS LAWN
SERVICE

Mowing, Trimming
& Edging
Reasonable Rates

941-661-3258
or
941-426-7077


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


Commercial Auto Residential "BEST PRICE FOR
.. QUALITY JOB"
,.lVR1.- ,A-l' IinM & O EliC Residential/Commerctial
10min-, & Dvii*v New Construction


'Certified and Bonded"
Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte. & North Port
Delniii Schliiiepp 233101 S\ ll%\i A e.
19411 467-61601 Pr (l|lar'lullr. FL 33')54


H,,iir-I. IReliabl~e.



941-237-1823


Custom Home/Hepaints
Interior Exterior
Pressure Washing
Lic Insured Free Eslimales
I S% DISCOUNT
941-S 5-SIS4
Lic# AAA00101254


Alexander's
Painting Etc.
25 year Pro Inlerior, ExI
Drive, Garage, Deck
Pressure Wash, Repair
Remove, Inslal/
Pre Renl, Sale Spec
Free Esil Rel. Lic. Ins
941-496-9131
V or o
941-223-0941




HOME WATCH
& MUCH MORE
WE SPECIALIZE IN

. ior


I: I B.

941-416-0064 or
941-662-0477


Larry's Paintinc
And
Wallpaper
(941) 228-6747
FREE ESTIMATES
ri .Iob Too SmI dll

W.::.iKmanshii i ani
Heads,::.,dablee F'r Pii
Frlld Li,rrIlr d
ri, Iri ir ure,


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


"ALL YOUR
PLUMBING
REPAIR NEEDS"
License CFC057933


-25 F


475-3949 or 575-73241


"Retired but not tired"
fauii+, Sink, StuukI, Carboiji
DLipwaolk, Pri[..iuri'- ionkl,
Wali-r Suhis-nis filli-.f [i

MosI Anylhing,
JusI Ask
RossA
Master Plumber
RF I 1i...: :.
1.9411204.14286
r1whandyman,;' yahoo (orn


-i "k, 0I-"M


PAINTI
RANDY WIHITE
PAINTINGi g
INTERIOR /EXTERIOR
PAINTING &
PressureWashing
FREE Pressure
Washing with
exterior painting.
GREAT QUALITY
WORK @ GREAT
PRICES.
Lie. & Insured
(941)-539-2


Free Estimates

Pointer
Specializing in
* Driveways Pool Decks
- Residential Painling &
Commercial
Power Washing
941-743-4939
Toll Free
877-743-4939
Il.":...-, .. aAAA H ,


FULL SERVICE
PLUMBING .
* Slab & Wall Leaks
* Repipes One Call -
* Replace & Repairs Does It ,'
* Backflow All
* Remodels
423-3058
State Certified Precision Plumbing Lic. a Ins
Master Plumber and Leak Detection i i:


Interior LMcrior
CUSTOM
PAINTING
lr.lj,- .jIull.l R. li.
iiheri-r i- ~,\\ p.l.jinl
* Pr u- MII- ('h-Jnienl
I ( ii rile %Jill.illoi

JAMES D. ROOT
488-3112

I i-Il,-d% n\ Inr- il'i-d


Your business or
service for only



Area covered includes
Venice. Pt. Charlotte.
Englewood. North Port.
Punta Gorda & Arcadia
429-3110
AMm'wlfbjv y}yyta


ACT NOW FOR
AMAZING BANG FOR
YOUR BUCK FROM A
"SEASONED PAINTER"
/ I-rI- i \(H l4 i(ilr.
-ilitk IrI,
pJ inl .t Jil.hi-
Call Al @
941-468-2660
I'ornmr rIirclighlcr

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-l ear uante
94-3942

Concrete
Mineac System
SIC 20 ICNS


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


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KELLY'S
AFFORDABLE
PRESSURE '.
CLEANING
DETAILING
Quality Work at a
Reasonable Rate!
Li,, In uid
Driveways
Roofs
Exteriors
Pool Decks Cages
941-237-1822


Randy Haskett
Screening
I.it-lln t d ,& Full I nrt-d
25 11' Il ( \piltmu'n
SPI':c\ALIZIN(; IN
RI':S(CRI':I': N(I ;
& \ LANAIS
A1.. lrp.ir. nr .In r ".i,.
(* 0,ir-11. Sll(/r/
809-1171


CLEAR BLUE
POOL SERVICE




Bob
626-7353
le aibluepouuol & uom l nel


RUSSELL
SCREEN REPAIR
SERVICES






i-43, 8..M51




James ever
I,: I I. I- I i














426-8946
Free Estimates

LU : E ii'r I ':'":'1 1 r':,


ME Daniel Martin mm
Ceramic Tile & Marble Inc.
Ceramic* Porcelain* Stone Wood


(Ounler/Inlslaller Nei or Remnodel
941-629-3907 941-456-2773
U. i. &iM- EU
M. UM


A1 TREE LANDSCAPING
* Removal
*Trimming
* Pruning
*Topping
* Shaping
*Weeding
* Mulching
941-505-9147


DAN'S TREE
SERVICE, Inc.
Free Estimates
Senior ..
Discounis p -.
Discounls
on >JOO "Ff0'..?
Seruing ,
ONL Y
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941-497-8955


VENICE
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CLEANING
TILE ROOF
SPECIALISTS"
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497-2493
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Family Owned & Operated
*Pool cages
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Honest. Dependable.
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References Available.
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Family owned and
operated since 1969
Single Ply
Metal
Full Carpentry
Service Available


KEN'S
PROFESSIONAL
TREE SERVICE
* PALMS CLEANED
* STUMP GRINDING
* REMOVALS
* TRIMMING
* 17 YRS CHARLOTTE CO
* SARASOTA COUIITY
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FREE ESTIMATES
941-624-4204


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Rescreen and Repairs
Pool Cages,
LanaisEntrys,
Vinyl Windows,
Garage Sliders,
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FREE ESTIMATES
ALL WORK GUARANTEED
941-474-1200
941-697-5900




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STUCCO, INC.

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(941)497-4553


LEMON BAY TILE
"Whien Quality Counts"


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access shower
* Handicap access shower
*Shower repair/Replace
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941-460-9700


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I LEXUS | ANTIQUES/
L7178 I COLLECTIBLES


2002 LEXUS SC430 1970 TRIUMPH SPITFIRE Many
48K MILES $25,990 new parts. $1400/obo
(800)784-9309 941-628-1219
2008 LEXUS ISF BD T B
4,000 MILES $49,988 BUDGET BUYS
(800)784-9309 7252

I MAZDA


2005 MAZDA RX-8, 6-speed,
mint condition, 11,400 mi., orig.
owner, garaged, transferrable
ext. warranty to 100K, fully
loaded, sunroof. $14,500.
(631)-553-5588

MERCEDES



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
2006 MERCEDES-BENZ C230
Sport, 29K miles, 11 mo full fac-
tory warranty remaining. Silver,
light-grey leather. Clean!,
$16,900 (941)661-8034
2007 MERCEDES CLK350
11,000 MILES $39,990
(800)784-9309

MINI COOPER
7192


2006 MINI COOPER
CONVERTIBLE $18,990
(800)784-9309






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2005 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE GS
Spyder, Convert, red, 74k mi., CD,
exc. cond. $9999. 941-7260344

NISSAN
7200


1995 ALTIMA AT AC 87K act.
mi. new tires, looks & runs GREAT
REDUCED $3300.941-626-3674.
2000 MAXIMA GLE, auto,
leather, hwy. mi. very good cond.
REDUCED!! (941)626-7682.
2006 NISSAN ALTIMA, 1
owner, 17K mi. Auto. 4 cyl.
31mpg. Fact. wrrnty. Sactifice for
$11,500 with your clean 02/03
trade-in, OBO. (941)735-5769 dlr

SPORTS CARS
L %7205


2002 PORSCHE CARRERA
36K $32,988
(800)784-9309
2004 FORD MACH 1, MUS-
TANG Show car. 7,300 orig.
miles, too much to list.
$22,500. (941)-408-4491
2008 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
CPE 12K MILES $38,990
(800)784-9309
2008 PORSCHE BOXSTER
23K MILES $39,990
(800)784-9309

TOYOTA
7210


1988 TOYOTA CAMRY LE
Wagon, 137K mi., runs perfect,
$600. Call 941)769-2111.
1989 TOYOTA CAMRY cold air,
new tires/exhaust, great mpg
$1500 obo (941)234-8062
2001 TOYOTA CAMRY CE 4dr,
auto, air, white w/ tan interior
Very clean $398Ofirm.
941-468-1489
2004 TOYOTA CAMRY
43K $8,000. GOOD COND.
(941)743-4151
2006 TOYOTA COROLLA
44k miles, Ex cond. Very clean.
$8,700. (941)685-8718

SVOLKSWAGEN



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

VOLVO



1996 VOLVO 960 4 DR Sedan,
6 cyl., pewter, Senior Owner,
Garage Kept, Loaded, Moon Roof
Looks and Drives Excellent,
$4,300, OBO (941)916-5570


1987 FORD F-250, white van
real workhorse, tool boxes, lad-
der rack, $678. (937)539-8670.
1988 FORD Crown Vic drives
great, cold air, good tires, only
122K, $900 (941)237-7364
1990 ISUZU TROOPER, 4x4,
runs & drives, new tires. 196K.
$700 (941)237-7364
1992 MERCURY GRAND MAR-
QUIS COLD A/C AS IS, $500,
OBO (941)623-7731
1992 PONTIAC TRANSPORT,
van auto AC V6 power seats runs
good, $595. (937)539-8670.
1993 TOYOTA COROLLA, 5-
spd, 130K mi, tint, chrome
wheels, cold ac. $2500 obo.
Nice car, must see. 941421-
2256
1994 CHRYSLER LEBARON
Conv. V-6, Auto, Lthr, Cold AC 88K,
Asking $1400 (941)460-8545 DLR
1995 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE,
4x4, runs great. New tires. 170K.
$1,000. (941)237-7364
1999 BUICK CENTURY
CUSTOM 63KM. Needs work.
$2000.941-743-4151

AUTOS WANTED



WE BUY CARS
$300 CASH +UP
Frank 276-0204
$$ TOP CASH $$
FOR CARS & TRUCKS.
DEAD OR ALIVE. 485-7515
Junk & Abandoned
VEHICLES REMOVED!!
COULD BE WORTH $$$$ 697-
7222 OR 475-9007
CASH
FOR YOUR CAR
OR TRUCK
ANY YEAR OR MAKE
(941) 966-7111
AUTO CITY


$200 & UP CASH Paid
for Cars, trucks vans any
cond. (941)-6M0-5785
*Junk Cars Wanted*
24/7 Fair $ paid
941-286-3122, 941-623-5550
ALL VEHICLES WANTED
Dead or Alive
Top $$ Paid 941-623-2428
M.S.B. RECYCLING
$300 for most cars
with title!
941-575-4008
CASH FOR CARS and trucks.
Running or not. Top $$$ Paid.
941-258-8904


GENE

GORMAN
Charlotte County's
#1 Independent
Auto Dealer wants
YOUR car. We buy
all vehicles for fair
market value or
consign for even more.
Call us today or come in to
1 of our great locations.
Punta Gorda
(941)-639-7300
Port Charlotte
(941)-625-2141

| AUTO PARTS/
ACCESSORIES
7270

.040 SBC steel crank, Pink
rods, .275 domed pistons, fresh.
$900/obo. 941- 883-1528
1998 GMC SENOMA
all or for parts. (941)-4684226
BALL JOINTS, Upper & lower
ball joints 96 gmc Safari Van
$25.00 NIB 941-426-7837
CAP, RANGER truck 6' cap, 3
windows, $119.00 941-766-
8160
EXHAUST SYSTEM for 1994
1 ton Chevy motor home. $100.
(941)-743-0678
FENDERS, TRAILER fenders
round type / black single axle
$65 941-626-3102
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and place your ad. Click on
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At the end...you will NOT be
asked for your credit card at
all. FREE ads are for
merchandise UNDER $500.
and the ad must be placed
online by you. One item per
ad and the price must appear
in the ad. Your ad will appear
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do apply.
HEADS, FORD 5.0 HO HEADS
EXCELLENT READY TO BOLT ON
$125 941-234-7966
PARTING OUT 1994 Honda
Accord w/ 73k miles,
$/up (941)-286-4599


ACCESSORIES
7270


PICK UP truck, canopy, with boat
rack. Fiberglass. Excellent condi-
tion. $100. (941) 629-8640.
PLYMOUTH VOYAGER SEATS.
Excellent Condition. $100 obo
941 423-6655
PUMP, SNAP ON a/c auto vacu-
um pump part#act28a never
used in box $85 941-626-3102
RAMP, MOTOR cycle ramp for
truck aluminum 7001bs.+ nice
$85 941-626-3102
RIMS, FOR Sale: Jeep Rims, ask-
ing $300, 5 w/center caps, call
941-662-0821
SEAT COVERS, 1971 VW bug
original. 1 front complete, 1 bot-
tom back $25 941-626-3102
SEATS, MAZDA MPV, Pair Cen-
ter Row Bucket, Tan Cloth, VG
Cond $150.00 941-286-7647
SUPERCHIPS FORD BLUE com-
puter module mustang v8 88-93
$125 941-234-7966
TIMING LIGHT, SNAP ON timing
light digital in case $65 941-
626-3102
TIRES (4) 205/75/15 LIGHT
TRUCK TIRES $100 (941)-468-
4226
TIRES (4) 225X75X15
on 5 lug Ford rims
$100/all 941-270-1073
TIRES, USED (4) KUMHO
245/45R17 95H TIRES $150.
941-769-0163
TRUCK SIDE BOXES fits 8' bed
w rack $250 obo (941)-623-3867
WHEELS, FORD 15" Forged Alu-
minum Wheels Excellent cond.
$300 (941)697-8719

| VANS
L ^ 7290


2008 DODGE CARAVAN SXT
Van for the Family!
$13,988.
941-766-0050, dlr

TRUCKS/PICK-UPS



1989 CHEVROLET S-10,
110,000 mi, auto, a/c, w/topper
$1650. (941)626-3102
1997 FORD F-150, 4x4, clean,
$3,500, OBO (941)628-5783
2001 CHEVROLET S-10 4 cyl,
Cold AC, bed liner & cap, Very
clean. $4000. sold sold sold
2003 CHEVY AVALANCHE
Must See! Nice Truck!
$10,988.
941-766-0050, dlr
2004 FORD RANGER 4X4
Supercab. Loaded!
$11,988.
941-766-0050, dlr
2005 CHEVROLET SILVERA-
DO, white, 6 cyl, bedliner, tool
box, great shape, $6,500
(941)416-3113
2005 DODGE RAM SRT
ONLY 9,000 MILES $24,988
(800)784-9309
2006 DODGE RAM 1500
11,600 miles, like new $12,000/
obo. (941)626-5449
2006 DODGE RAM 1500 Quad
Cab SLT Hemi, loaded, Don't pay
35K new or 28K w/discounts. Buy
my truck in mint cond only 24K
miles Make Offer. SOLD!
2007 DODGE 1500, Quad
cab, Thunder Road Ed. 4x4,
Hemmi, 11.6K. Reasonable offer.
(941)625-7598 leave message


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SPORT UTILITY/
VEHICLES


1997 MITSUBISHI SUV LS,
runs good, cold AC, $1,600,
OBO. (941)740-1402
2002 CHEVROLET TAHOE LT,
Loaded. Ultra clean. 63K mi.
$15,999. (941)639-2143


2003 GMC YUKON SLT,
Leather. DVD. SR. Loaded. Only
49,900 mi. $15,900 (941)628-
0679
2005 CHEVROLET TAHOE
$16,990
(800)784-9309
2007 LEXUS RX350
Bargain Deal! Luxury for Less!
$28,988.
941-766-0050, dlr

S TRAILER
& ACCESSORIES I
: 7341

18' YARD Trailer/car carrier dual
axle, brakes, new spare, 4' sides,
rollcover. $1500 941-697-9923
19' CONTINENTAL TRAILER, 9
years old, new bearings, $250,
CELLIOTT84@COMCAST.NET


8OX12 ALUMINUM I':1 -i i iLi,
New spare & cover, Alum box on
tongue Asking $2000. 941-875-
3517
HITCH, CURT Class 3 Hitch
w/Acces for Jeep Liberty 2001-
2007 $65.00 941 426-6783
OPEN & ENCLOSED Utility
Trailers, Trailer Hitches & Wiring.
Two-Morrow's Enterprises,
941460-9700.
TRAILER HOME MADE flatbed
50" wide, 11.5' long, 15" tires
$275./obo 941-270-1073
TRAILER, SINGLE, Motorcycle,
2008 model, like new, Asking
$650. (941)-833-0335


TRAILERS (3) Emerson Flatbed,
Dovetail ramps, Torsion axles,
2006, 15" radials 80"X16', $1595
obo; AOK onclccd C'X12'XC'C"
radial tires 15" V nose, 2005, Tor
dion axlo, $1650; Colf Cart or
ATV 5'X9' trailer, $325 941-575-
2965
UTILITY TRAILER, Continental
Cargo, 2 rear/1 side door, elec.
brakes, sp. tire, 1 ton load. Best
offer takes it! 941-457-4627
UTILITY TRAILERS Great Prices
WEST COAST TRAILER
(941)698-9902

I CYCLES/MOPEDS/
SCOOTERS
7360

1978 HARLEY SHOVEL HEAD
Springer Hard tail. $7500/obo
(941)-627-3909 or 286-9825
1997 HONDA SHADOW Ace
1100, custom paint, bags, shield,
longshot pipes. Lots of chrome!
$4000 obo. 941-763-2365.
2000 HONDA SHADOW 1100 Black
Sabre, cobra pipes, bags, shield.
Runs great. $3700/obo 941-624-3399
2003 HONDA GOLDWING
TRIKE, 4,379 mi, gun metal w/
custom stripping, 1800cc. Bike
MINT!! Cost $42,000. Selling
$26,000. (941)-639-4024
2005 HONDA VTX1300S. Like
new condition. Only 2200 miles.
Custom paint and lots of acces-
sories.$7900 obo 941-258-7592


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CYCLES/MOPEDS/
SCOOTERS
7360

2006 HONDA TRX 450ER, runs
great, lots of extras, never raced,
$3,700/obo. (941)-204-5564
2007 H/D Heritage Soft-tail
Black Like new, 10k mi, fuel inj, 6
spd, $13,900. (941)-624-5723
GO CART, carter go cart new
tires, brakes chain etc, runs good
6.Shp $450.00 941-4267837
MOTOR CYCLE wheel chocks
(2), removable, for trlr, $60. 2
black Riverroad saddle guard
bags for HD,$60. 941-743-0944
MOTORCYCLE HELMETS (2), 1
Vega XL, 1 Fullmer XS. Both white
w/face shields; used 3X. $50 ea.
or $75 both. 941-639-3288
SCOOTER & MOTORCYCLE
RIDERS Take your ride with you
on a trailer hitch carrier for a
day or a week. $15/a day +
deps. PG MOTOR SPORTS
(941)-575-0241

SCOOTER, 49CC Scooter, runs
great, 40mph, 70mpg great ride,
$325 obo. (941)876-3313.

I CAMPERS/
TRAVEL TRAILERS
7370


WANTED
Motorhomes & Campers
We'll sell it! FREE
Skip Eppers RV's
941-639-6969 Punta Gorda
1995 Coleman Pop Up 2K beds,
Shower, Air & Toliet all work.
$2500 FIRM 863-494-4648
2003 THOR SKYDECK 34' 5th
Wheel Travel Trailer. 2 slides, Ig.
kit. w/observation/party deck on
top. Great for races, hunting
camp etc. Nice, clean.
Reduced .. Now $14,000/obo
For more information contact:
Sam Fite, Collections Officer,
First National Bank of Wauchula
sfite@fnbwuchula.com
(863)-773-4136
2004 35' DUTCHMEN 5th
Wheel 3 slides, furnished. May
be seen at Riverside RV Resort
Campground, Kings Hwy, Arca-
dia. (814)-465-3511


2004 5TH wheel, 33' 3 slides,
new awning. 4 new tires. Asking
$25k (941)-763-0923
2005 PROWLER 33' Travel Trail-
er, slider, sleeps 9, rear bunk
beds, exc. REDUCED! 626-7682.
2007 21' CIKIRA CLASSIC
CRUISER Travel trailer, barely
used, brand new for half price
$8500. (941)-639-2306
27' 5TH WHEEL CAMPER,
$6500. (941)-629-6421 or
443-622-7887
Charlotte RV Center
Great selection of pre-owned
RVs! Buy Sell Trade Financing
We'll sell your RV FREE! Ask
about our marketing. Repairs -
Maintenance Parts Body Shop
US 41 at Kings Hwy., Pt. Charlotte.
(941) 883-5555
www.CharlotteRVcenter.com

MOTOR HOMES/
RVs



2006 LEXINGTON GTS, 25.5'
w/18K miles. All deluxe interior,
new condition. $57,500.
941-575-4975
34' 2001 FRANKLIN Park
Model, w/18' super slide, full bath
tub & ref. $8,000. 941-743-4034


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MOTOR HOMES/

Z:, 7380


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

Platinum *
Quality built by people who
Care come & see. Good
prices & financing
Save on Clean Used!
RV World Inc of Nokomis
2110 US 41- Nokomis
941-966-7182

RV'S WANTED
Call: Mark
RV World Inc of Nokomis
2110 US 41 Nokomis
941-966-2182

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

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

RV STORAGE
7381


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

SRV/CAMPER PARTS




RV TRAILER fiberglass door w/
jamb, window, $85 941-626-
3102











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Kim
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Features Editor
kcool@venicegondolier.com

Some get it,
some don't
rT he Sarasota Arts Council is
I restructuring itself.
I "What's in it for my
readers in Lakewood Ranch?" a
reporter asked Larry Thompson,
the arts council's board chair-
man.
Whether the restructuring is
good or bad for the arts is yet to
be seen. A lot depends on how
many others there are, who, like
that one reporter, simply don't
get it.
Lakewood Ranch, like Osprey,
Venice, Englewood, Nokomis
and other towns are suburbs of
Sarasota, just as towns on Long
Island are suburbs of New York
City. Bloomfield Hills is a suburb
of Detroit. Lake Forest is a
suburb of Chicago. Wonderful
suburbs though they are, they
benefit from their location on
the fringe of a cultural area.
To live within a half hour of a
major opera, a fine ballet, a fine
circus, one of the country's
finest art museums, several
excellent theaters and so much
more enhances property values
as it draws more people
interested in the arts to the area.
That we have one of the finest
community theaters in the
United States in Venice also
adds to the area's reputation.
That said, what's in it for the
Cultural Coast from Lakewood
Ranch?
Will its residents go to the
opera and the ballet and the
theater or simply sit back and
wait for something to come to
them. Venice is important to the
Cultural Coast because its
residents not only go to the
opera and the ballet and the
theater but they also have built
Venice Theatre and Venice Art
Center.
They get it!


'MARRIED ALIVE' 'DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS'
(Through Sept. 26) Oct. 1 Nov. 14.
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers.
239-278-4422. 239-278-4422.

MOTLEY CRUE 'THE NERD'
Aug. 28. Charlotte Players
Ford Amphitheatre Oct. 2 10.
Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa. Cultural Center of Charlotte County
www.livenation.com. 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte.

JOHN DENVER TRIBUTE 941-625-4175 ext. 220 or www.char-
Tom Becker lotteplayers.org.
7 p.m. Aug. 29. U2
Cultural CenterTheater U2
2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Oct.9.
941-625-4175 ext. 221. Raymond James Stadium
4201 Dale Mabry Highway North,
'MURDER BY MISADVENTURE' Tampa.
Sept. 2 Sept. 20. www.livenation.com.
Lemon Bay Playhouse
96 W Dearborn St., Englewood. METALLICA
941-475-6756. 7 p.m. Oct. 3.
St. Pete Times Forum
DEPECHE MODE 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa.
Sept. 4. 813-287-8844 or
Ford Amphitheatre www.ticketmaster.com.
Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa.
www.livenation.com. SARASOTA ORCHESTRA
'Mozart: Touched by the Gods'
SARASOTA ORCHESTRA Oct. 10.
'Portraits in Passion' Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center
Sept. 12. 709 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center 941-953-3434.
709 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
941-953-3434. MITCHEL MUSSO'S Sunshine
Stadium Tour
SARASOTA ORCHESTRA with special guest Leland Grant.
'From The Start 6 p.m. Oct. 14.
Sept. 17. Charlotte County Sports Park
Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center El Jobean Road., Port Charlotte.
709 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. 877-440-8499 (TIXX) or www.sun-
941-953-3434. shinestad iumtour.com.

SUGARLAND WALKING WITH DINOSAURS
7:30 p.m. Sept .25. Oct. 14 Oct. 18.
St. Pete Times Forum St. Pete Times Forum
401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa.
813-287-8844 or 813-287-8844 or
www.ticketmaster.com. www.ticketmaster.com.

For the complete calendar:


'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.

SARASOTA ORCHESTRA
Cellist Zuill Bailey will performs Elgars
Cello Concerto at Seeing Music at
Exhibition.The Orchestra and Maestro
Leif Bjaland also perform Mussorgsky's
"Pictures at an Exhibition" and
Tchaikovsky's "Francesca da Rimini'
Oct. 22 25.
Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center
709 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
941-953-3434.

DOWNTOWN GETDOWN
featuring BLUES TRAVELER
3 p.m. Oct. 24.
Laishley Park, Punta Gorda.
www.downtown-getdown.com.

ALICE COOPER
7:30 p.m. Oct. 4.
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers.
239-481-4849 or
www.bbmannpah.com.

'MARY, MARY'
Oct. 28 Nov. 15.
Lemon Bay Playhouse
96 W Dearborn St., Englewood.
941-475-6756.

BOYZ II MEN
Oct. 30.
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
800-826-9303 or www.vanwezel.org.

'GREASE' featuring Taylor Hicks
Nov. 3 Nov. 8.
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers.
239-481-4849 or
www.bbmannpah.com.


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


Marie
Merchant

Editor
mmerchant@sun-herald.com

Hold a baby gator
B aby alligators are
hatching at the Alligator
Hatching Festival at
Gatorama through Sept. 1.
Hold an egg while the
alligator hatches in your hand.
Learn about the history of
alligators, alligator farming
and see all sizes of alligators
throughout the 15-acres.
According to Gatorama,
over two thousands alligators
are born at Gatorama
during the festival.
Shows are held at
10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1 p.m.,
2:30 p.m., and 3:45 p.m.
Monday through Saturday
and 2:30 p.m. 3:45 p.m.
and 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is $14.95.
children under five feet tall
are $6.95. "The Hatch and
Hold" package is $10.
Gatorama also features
panthers, bobcats, raccoons
ducks, peacocks, geese
and crocodiles.
Gatorama is located at 6180
U.S. Highway 27 in Palmdale.
For more information
or directions, call
863-675-0623 or online at
www.Gatorama.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:
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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
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COVER STORY
August 26-27, 2009


Caladiums are hot in


Lake Placid this week


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Despite the tempera-
tures, caladium fans are
flocking to Lake Placid this
week for the 19th annual
Caladium Festival.
Known by many as
"elephant ear plants,
caladiums are a tropical
plant with fancy and
colorful leaves, often
shaped like the ears of an
elephant. The colorful
leaves have made the
plants popular with
gardens all around the
world. In the north, they
are grown as houseplants
or as annuals but in South


Driving Directions
From Interstate 75 Exit 164, take
Duncan Road/US 17 east toward Arcadia. Turn
right at SR-70/East Magnolia Road at Arcadia.
Travel east to SR-25/US-27, heading north
into Lake Placid. Follow signs to festival.


Florida, which has temper-
atures similar to those in
Brazil, where they originat-
ed, they thrive. Growing
them in Zone 9 northward,
is risky for they are not at
all cold hardy.
Thriving takes on new
meaning in August in Lake
Placid, where the colorful
plants literally fill nursery
fields nearly as far as the


eye can see. Caladiums
seem to like heat and
humidity. That they have
enough fans to draws
thousands of people to
Lake Placid to share that
heat and humidity is an
indication of their popu-
larity.
All aboard!
A high point of a trip to


PHOTO PROVIDED
The festival is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. on Sunday.


the festival is a ride
through those colorful
fields. Reservations are


made weeks and even
months in advance for the
bus tours offered on Friday


and Saturday of the

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King Kong Beer Pong, Cornhole, Shuffleboard, Pool Tables, Darts
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Po hrLe, FL on Saturday Sunday (3PM) you a draft beer!


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Enjoy a Minor walk and talk at Selby Gallery


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
On view through Sept.
19 in the Selby Gallery at
the Ringling College of Art
and Design is an exhibi-
tion of children's book
illustrations by Illinois-
born Wendell Minor, a
Ringling graduate.
Entitled, 'An American
Journey," the illustrations
showcase America's
landscape and also the
moon.
The featured moon
illustrations are from
Minor's newest book,
"Look to the Stars,"
written by Apollo 11
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
The two collaborated
earlier on the best-selling
book, "Journey to the
Moon." The new book
celebrates the 40th
anniversary of man's
journey to the moon
in 1969.
Minor will give a talk
about his work and career
at 7 p.m. Sept. 3 in the
gallery. A reception for
the artist will begin at
5:30 p.m. that day. It is
free and open to the
public.
On display are the
original watercolor
illustrations used in
children's and adult
books by the artist. The
collection was organized
by the National Center for
Children's Illustrated
Literature in Abilene,
Texas.
Minor worked in New
York for several book
publishers. He also
designed covers for such
books as "Fried Green
Tomatoes," "Prince of
Tides" and "To Kill a
Mockingbird."
His award-winning
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 26-27, 2009


Tom Becker stars in John Denver Tribute


PROVIDED BY
THE CULTURAL CENTER
OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY
The Cultural Center of
Charlotte County Theater
will host a Special Pre-
miere Performance of
"Rocky Mountain Memo-
ries A Tribute to John
Denver."
This special debut
performance will be held
at 7 p.m. Saturday at the
Cultural Center of Char-
lotte County Theater, 2280
Aaron St., Port Charlotte.
The production stars
Tom Becker, a former
member of the legendary
folk group, The New
Christy Minstrels, backed
by a full band, in an
intimate concert setting.


Wrapped around a
poignant and often
humorous look at his life
in folk music, the show
features John Denver's
biggest hits including
"Annie's Song," "Country
Roads" and "Rocky
Mountain High," along
with lesser known Denver
songs that are sure to
please long-time fans.
The show also includes
songs and anecdotes from
Tom's days with The New
Christy Minstrels, and his
own original, Denver-
inspired music.
Reserved seating is
available for $12, and
tickets are available at the
box office or by calling
941-625-4175 ext. 221.


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PIONEER DAYS SCHEDULE

Saturday:
2009 Little Miss/Mr. Pioneer Days Pageant.
9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. start at Suncoast Auditorium at ECH.
Sunday:
Fish-a-thon (ages 4-13)
7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Tom Adams Bridge.
Bowling Tournament:
12:30 p.m. registration, 1 p.m. start at Englewood Bowl.
Sept. 5:
Cardboard Boat Race
9 a.m. registration. Races begin at 10 a.m. at Indian Mound Park.
Sept 5:
Taste of Englewood, Crafts, Vendors, Music, Contests 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Street Dance 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Sept. 7:
53rd Annual Pioneer Days Parade in Olde Englewood Village.
The parade will start at 9 a.m. from St. Raphael's Catholic Church and proceed down Old
Englewood Road before turning left on Dearborn Street and finishing up on McCall Road.
Parade entrants will be judged and trophies will be awarded to winners in several different
categories, organizers said.
This year's post-parade celebration will feature live music, informational vendors, craft vendors
and concessions located at Pioneer Park in the 300 block of Dearborn Street and Garrett Park in
the 500 block of Dearborn for the day.
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August 26-27, 2009


PROVIDED BY
THE VAN WEZEL
PERFORMING ARTS HALL
SARASOTA -
FridayFest, the free
outdoor summertime
music series and
celebration set along
the bayfront of the
Van Wezel Performing
Arts Hall, still has two
events left in the
season with sixties
music and Caribbean
music from top Gulf-
coast bands. FridayFest
begins at 5 p.m. and
runs until 9 p.m.
Yesterdayze, a sixties
tribute band, will be
featured at this week's
FridayFestwith all your
favorite songs from the
1960's.
Their set includes


everything from the
Beatles to Jimmy
Hendrix, from Elvis to
Dionne Warwick.
The band's musicians
live and breathe the
sound of the '60s and
invite their audience to
join them in their
journey to the past.
Not only does Yester-
dayze bring a blast
from the past in their
sound, but the musi-
cians dress the part,
recreating the entire
'60s experience.
This year's perfor-
mance falls almost
perfectly inline with
the 40th Anniversary of
Woodstock, so it will be
an extra special cele-
bration of an unforget-
table decade of music.


Also, look out for Big
Night Out, a Southwest
Florida Latin/
Caribbean band,
bringing a blend of
pulsing congas and
bouncing rhythms to
the Van Wezel
FridayFest stage
Sept.18.
The explosive horn
section is something
you won't want to miss.
For the best mix in
music, add one part
bandstand, one part
sunset and one part
shimmering Sarasota
Bay and what do you
get?
FridayFest, an ideal
way to unwind after a
busy week and revive
your spirits in an
upbeat weekend.


Guests are invited to
bring blankets or lawn
chairs. Local vendors
offer food and bever-
ages. Outside food is
prohibited, along with
coolers and weapons of
any kind.
FridayFest runs rain
or shine. In the event
of inclement weather,
the festival will move
indoors to the Van
Wezel Performing Arts
Hall.
Van Wezel Perform-
ing Arts Hall is located
at 777 N. Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota, just a few
blocks north of
Main Street.
For more informa-
tion, call 941-953-3368
or visit
www.vanwezel.org.


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The North Port Concert Band has
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7 p.m. Oct. 1, 7 p.m. Nov. 12,
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Tickers are $8 adults and $4 for students.
The box office opens for the season on Sept.21.
The North Port Concert Band will resume weekly
rehearsals starting on Sept. 3.
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Miami is strumming along


Let's Go! Page 7


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
South Beach has its art
deco flare and now finally
Miami has something -
guitars but not for
much longer.
Aug. 5, 2008, Miami
became known as Guitar-
Town. That day 70 replica
Gibson guitars, each one
standing 10-feet high and
hand-decorated by area
artists, were unveiled at
sites throughout the city
and at Jungle Island, 1111
Parrot Jungle Trail. Half
are at indoor locations
and half outdoors.
The guitar sculpture
project is one similar to


the pig project initiated a
few years ago in Venice as
a fund-raiser for the
Venice Art Center, which
found sponsors for 40 pigs
at $2,400 each and then
auctioned them off a year
later, at prices that
reached $7,300 for "Elvis
Pigsley."
Cleveland, Ohio
showcased similar guitars
all over downtown
Cleveland in 2006 and will
host guitars again later
this year. New York City
has featured apples. Cows
have taken over Cincin-
nati and Chicago in past
years.
Lakeland featured swans


about five years ago. The
Gibson Foundation is the
Miami project's adminis-
trator.
Sponsored by the
Gibson Guitar company of
Nashville, Tenn., the
guitars are a fundraising
public art project that will
benefit local charities in
the Miami area while also
serving as a showcase for
the local artists who have
decorated the sculptures.
The guitar at Jungle
Island is the one and only
"group guitar," featuring
the work of several artists
who worked on it together
on opening day of the
exhibit.


Sept. 26, the guitars will
be sold at a celebrity
auction hosted by the
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel
& Casino in Hollywood, Fl.
The hotel, like Gibson,
is a major sponsor of the
project. The auctioneer
will be from Juliens
Auction house in Califor-
nia, and the event will be
live at the Hard Rock and
online at www.juliensauc-
tions.com. The guitars
will be displayed at
Seminole Paradise, site of
the Hard Rock Hotel &
Casino, for two weeks
preceding the auction. In
addition to the sculptures
several autographed


celebrity guitars will be
offered at auction.
Celebrities involved
include Gloria Estefan, a
co-chairman of the
project, and the Allman
Brothers, Andy Garcia
and Katy Perry.
Proceeds of the event
will be shared by the
Miami Children's Hospital
Foundation, The Art and
Culture Center of Holly-
wood and the Miami
Music & Art Fund.
A map of the guitar
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August 26-27, 2009


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Bandslam (PG) B-
When gifted singer-songwriter
Charlotte Banks (Alyson
Michalka) asks new kid in town
Will Burton (Gaelan Connell) to
manage her fledgling rock band,
she appears to have just one goal
in mind: go head-to-head against
her egotistical musician ex-
boyfriend, Ben (Scott Porter), at
the biggest event of the year, a
battle of the bands. 1 hr. 51 mins.

Big Fan (R)
Paul Aufiero (Patton NEW
Oswalt), a 35-year-old
parking garage attendant, is the
self-described "world's biggest New
York Giants fan." He lives at home
with his mother (Marcia Jean
Kurtz), spending his off hours
calling in to local sports-radio
station, where he rants in support
of his beloved team. One night,
Paul and his best friend Sal (Kevin
Corrigan) spot Giants star
linebacker Quantrell Bishop
(Jonathan Hamm) at a gas station
in their neighborhood. They
impulsively follow his limo into
Manhattan. Paul cautiously decides
to approach him, but things do not
go as planned. 1 hr. 25 mins.

District 9 (R) A-
Aliens become refugees in
South Africa where they are kept
isolated from any human contact.
While being contained in the
refuge being ignored of their


welfare, their weapons become
the sole interest of Multi-National
United (MNU). But only one man,
Wikus van der Merwe (Sharlto
Copley), can activate these
weapons. He becomes hunted for
and only one place can give him
refuge, District 9. 1 hr. 53 mins.

Funny People (R) B+
George (Adam Sandier) is a
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.I. Joe (NR) C
Director Stephen Sommers
(The Mummy, Van Helsing)
adapts the beloved Hasbro G.I.
Joe toy line with this Paramount
Pictures production that pits the
Global Integrated Joint Operating
Entity against the evil forces of
the organization known as Cobra.

The Final Destination (R)
While enjoying a day NEW
at the track, Nick
O'Bannon (Bobby Campo) has a
horrific premonition in which he


and his friends all die following a
freak accident involving multiple
racecars. Nick manages to convince
his friends to leave mere seconds
before his vision comes true.They
may have cheated death at first, but
as the survivors start to meet
increasinglygrisly ends, Nick must figure
out a way to escape his fate before
death strikes again. 1 hr. 22 mins.

Halloween II (R)
Evil comes home to NEW
roost as unstoppable
killer Michael Myers (Tyler Mane)
pursues injured Laurie Strode (Scout
Taylor-Compton) through Haddon-
field's hospital. 1 hr. 41 mins.

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. 2 hrs. 33 mins.

Inglourious Basterds (R) A-
"Inglourious Basterds" begins
in German-occupied France, where
Shosanna Dreyfus(M6lanie
Laurent) witnesses the execution
of her family at the hand of Nazi
Colonel Hans Landa (Christoph


Waltz). Shosanna narrowly
escapes and flees to Paris, where
she forges a new identity as the
owner and operator of a cinema.
Elsewhere in Europe, Lieutenant
Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) organizes a
group of Jewish soldiers to engage
in targeted acts of retribution.

Julie & Julia (PG-13) A-
A frustrated temp secretary
(Amy Adams) embarks on a year-
long culinary quest to cook all
524 recipes in Julia Child's
Mastering the Art of French
Cooking. She chronicles her trials
and tribulations in a blog that
catches on with the food crowd.
The film also covers the years
Julia Child (Meryl Streep) and her
husband Paul (Stanley Tucci)
spent in Paris during the 1940s
and 1950s.

A Perfect Getaway (R) C+
Cliff and Cydney (Steve Zahn
and Milla Jovovich) are an
adventurous young couple
celebrating their honeymoon by
backpacking to one of the most
beautiful, and remote, beaches in
Hawaii. Hiking the wild, secluded
trails, they believe they've found
paradise. But when the pair comes
across a group of frightened hikers
discussing the horrifying murder of
another newlywed couple on the
islands, they begin to question
whether they should turn back.
1 hr. 38 mins.


Ponyo (G) A-
From the Academy Award-
winning director and world-
renowned Japanese animation
legend Hayao Miyazaki comes
"Ponyo," the story of a yond and
overeager goldfish (voiced by Noah
Cyrus) and her quest to become
human. It features an outstanding
roster of voice talent, including
Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon,
Tina Fey, Frankie Jonas, Cloris
Leachman, Lian Neeson,
LilyTomlin and Betty White.

Post Grad (PG-13) C
Recent college graduate Ryden
Malby (Gilmore Girls star Alexis
Bledel) has just survived four years
of higher education, but when she's
forced to move back into her
childhood home, the stress of
dealing with her eccentric family,
landing a job, and finding the right
guy leaves her with precious little
time to ponder where her life is
truly heading. 1 hr. 29 mins.

Shorts (PG) B-
In the little town of Black Falls,
every house looks the same and
almost everyone works for Black
Box Unlimited Worldwide Industries,
purveyors of a device that is
sweeping the nation. Toe Johnson,
11, is unimpressed with the
company and its wares; he just
wants a few friends. Then, a wish-
granting rock falls from the sky and
changes everything. 1 hr. 29 mins.


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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:
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S1 NC- 17 No children under 17 admitted.


FILMS AT A GLANCE
Movie Rating Grade
Bandslam (PG) B
Big Fan (R) NEW
District 9 (R) A-
Funny People (R) B+
G.I. Joe (NR) B-
The Final Destination (R) NEW
Halloween II (R) NEW
The Hangover (R) B
Harry Potter (PG) B+
Inglourious Basterds (R) A-
Julie & Julia (PG-13) A-
A Perfect Getaway (R) C+
Ponyo (G) A-
Post Grad (PG-13) C
Shorts (PG) B-
Taking Woodstock (R) NEW
The Time Traveler's Wife (PG-13) C+
The Ugly Truth (R) B
X Games (PG) B

Taking Woodstock (R)
When the proposed NEW
venue for the upcom-
ing Woodstock concert falls
through, Elliot Tiber (Demetri
Martin) steps in to play a
pivotal role in the generation-
defining event by helping
organizers secure Max Yasgur's
nearby farm and offering the
El Monaco as their home base.
1 hr. 50 mins.

The Time Traveler's
Wife (PG-13) C+
Chicago librarian Henry De
Tamble suffers from a rare
genetic disorder that causes him
to drift uncontrollably back and
forth through time. On one of
his sojourns, he meets the
love of his life, Claire (Rachel
McAdams), and they marry.
But the problems and
complexities of any relationship
are multiplied by Henry's
inability to remain in one time
and place, so that he and his
beloved are forever out of sync.
1 hr. 48 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.
1 hr. 35 mins.





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August 26-27, 2009


Venice Theatre



cabaret hit 'M


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
Hot on the heels of its
Summer Stock hit, "West
Side Story," Venice
Theatre will open "My
Way: a Musical Tribute to
Frank Sinatra," a Venice
Theatre hit of its 2004-05
cabaret season.
"My Way" was first
presented in 2003, selling
out night after night and
forcing the addition of
extra performances no
easy task in a theater that
has something going on


virtually every day and in
each of its two venues as
well as on the road. It
was extended so often,
always selling out, that it
was reprised as part of
the 2004-05 season.
The cast includes Kim
Gardner Kollar, Allen
Kretschmer, Bobbie
Eschenbach and Chris
Caswell. Together, they
will present a 56-song
tribute to "old blue eyes,"
celebrating the man and
the mystique that
seemed always to


surround him.
Directed by A
Kollar with mus
direction by Mi(
Kasanofky who
formed the sam
tion for Venice I
summer stock h
Side Story," "My
run from Aug. 2
in the 90-seat Y
Pinkerton Theat
of Stage II and c
productions. Mi
Kasanofsky, acc
nied by a small
also will play ke


reprises



yWay'

for the show.
llan Performances are
ical Tuesday through Satur-
chelle day evenings at 8 p.m.
per- and Sunday afternoons at
e func- 2 p.m. Tickets are $24 per
Theatre's person for adults and $12
lit, "West for students.
Way" will The theater and box
8-Sept. 13 office are at 140 W
vonne T. Tampa Ave. Call 941-488-
tre, home 1115 from 10 a.m. to 3
:abaret p.m. weekdays or visit
ichelle www.venicestage.com
ompa- anytime. The box office
combo, also is open one hour
boards before all performances.


Lemon Bay Playhouse to hold auditions for 'Mary Mary'


PROVIDED BY
LEMON BAY PLAYHOUSE
Lemon Bay Playhouse
will hold auditions for
their second play of the
new season at 7 p.m.
Sept. 6, and Sept. 7 in
the theater, located at 96
West Dearborn St.,
Englewood.
The play, "Mary Mary"
by Jean Kerr, is being
directed by Matt McCord
and will run from Oct. 28
through Nov. 15.
The plot focuses on
wisecracking cynic Mary
and infuriatingly sensi-
ble Bob, on the verge of
divorce following a nine-
month separation, who


meet at his apartment in
the hope they can avert
an audit by the IRS. A
snowstorm forces Mary
to spend the night, and
the following morning
mutual friend and
attorney Oscar, Holly-
wood heartthrob and
neighbor DirkWinston,
and Bob's considerably
younger fiance Tiffany
arrive on the scene. The
comedy's humor is
derived from discussions
about income taxes,
marriage, alimony,
divorce, remarriage,
extra-marital affairs,
weight-loss programs,
exercise, and sex.


Going Boatinhg?

Be informed, Read WaterLine every Thursday


There are roles for
three adult males and
two adult females, with
all roles available to be
cast. Auditioning actors
will be required to read


from the script. A copy
of the play is available
for perusal at the theater
box office. The box office
is open weekdays from
10 a.m. until 2 p.m.


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CALL 941-637-5645 Reserved Table Seating
for more information or visit the POPS Web site at $35 per person or $350 for table of 10
www. edisonpops. corn/charlotte General Admission
$15 in advance or $20 at gate


SUMMERTIME SIZZLE

FOOD & COOKING EXPO

The Charlotte County Parks, Recreation &
Cultural Resources is excited to bring to you the
first Food & Cooking Expo at the Charlotte Harbor
Event and Conference Center from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Saturday.
"Summertime Sizzle" is a free event for lovers of
food and cooking everywhere designed to excite
the tastes and curiosities of cooking & food enthu-
siasts from all over the area. Opportunities to
purchase cookware, view food preparation and
obtain new recipes will be available.
Bring your young chefs along for some hands on
children's activities. Come out for a wonderful day
of food sampling, savoring, and discovering the
best foods, products and ideasavailable in today's
culinary marketplace!
For more information, or if you are interested in
being a vendor at this event, please contact Joan
Hawkins at at 941-639-5833.
The Charlotte County Event and Conference
Center is located at 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda.








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Next Greenfield Prize will go to visual artist


By KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
You can't apply for the
Greenfield Prize but if you
win, you get a $30,000
commission in your field,
a six-week stay at The
Hermitage Artist Retreat
on Manasota Beach and a
partnership with a
professional arts
organization.
Next year's award, the
third, will go to a visual
artist. The Greenfield
Prize was established in
2008 by Sarasota resi-
dents Bob and Louise
Greenfield in conjunc-
tion with the Greenfield
Foundation, which is
based in Philadelphia. To
insure equality of the
arts, a rotation system
was established that
gives the award in the
field of drama one year,
music the next year and
to a "wild card" field the
following year. As this is
the third year, it is a wild
card year in which the
award to be given to
someone in any disci-
pline or even to someone
in multiple disciplines.
Now that it has been
decided that the award
will go to someone in the
field of visual art, it is up
to the award committee
to find that person.
Hermitage Executive
Director Bruce Rogers is
the facilitator for the five-
person selection panel of
experts in American art.
The panel, whose
members are kept secret
until the prize is
announced, selects 30
nominees from whom
the winner is eventually
selected. Panel members
are selected by Dan
Cameron, Director of
Visual Arts at the Con-
temporary Arts Center of


New Orleans and the
founder of "Prospect. 1
New Orleans. (Cameron
is one of the visual arts
representatives on the
Hermitage Artist Retreat
National Artist Advisory
Committee.) Joni Green-
field of the Greenfield
Foundation and a
producing partner
representative join three
voting members of the
committee in the selec-
tion process. Next year's
winner will be
announced on April 15
in Sarasota. The first
recipient of the Green-
field Prize was Craig
Lucas who will work on
his project at The her-
mitage in the coming
months. Actors associat-
ed with the Asolo Reper-
tory Company in Saraso-
ta will present the
reading of his work at the
April 15 award program.
For information on the
Greenfield Prize, visit
www.greenfieldprize.org
The Hermitage has
made an international
name for itself since its
development as an artist
retreat of restored homes
and an old beach cottage
on an 8-acre beachfront
site on Manasota Key. All
the buildings are fur-
nished. There are indoor
and outdoor common
areas, a boardwalk over
the dunes to the beach,
kitchen and laundry
facilities plus internet
access from common
areas. Resident artists
receive a private room
and bath plus meals
during their stay. Scottish
sculptor Malcomb
Roberts was the first
artist invited to spend
time at the site. While
there he designed a work
that was ultimately
placed at the Fruitville


Library.
Playwright Romulus
Linney IV was there for
three weeks a year ago
and returned this year to
complete his six-weeks
residency. During his first
stay he and Rogers
participated in a discus-
sion at Venice Theatre
with its artistic director,
Murray Chase, and later
in a similar program at
Florida Studio Theatre
in Sarasota, which is led
by Artistic Director
Richard Hopkins.
Such presentations
are part of the require-
ment for resident artists
but also become a
legacy that benefits the
community. That legacy
element was a goal of
Syd Adler who was
instrumental in devel-
oping the Hermitage as
an artist retreat.
"This is a great thing,"
Linney said when
interviewed at the time
of his first visit to The
Hermitage. "I hope
everyone will come to


understand what these
colonies do ... they save
careers. Suddenly you
are freed and all sorts of
stuff comes out."
The Greenfield Prize
goes even farther by
pairing the winner with
one or more experts in
the field to further
develop the work for
public presentation.
To support The
Hermitage and its work,
sign up for an invitation
to its annual Lobster
bake, "The Artful
Lobster" which will be
on Saturday, Nov. 21,
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
The hermitage, 6650
Manasota Key Road. It is
one of very few times
each year when the
public can meet and
mingle with resident
artists and see the
hermitage.
For information on the
Hermitage Artist Retreat,
visit www.hermitage-
fl.org or contact Execu-
tive Director Bruce E.
Rodgers at 941-475-2098.


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DESOTO
* Nav-A-Gator Bar & Grill
9700 S.W. Riverview
Circle (off Kings Highway)
941-625-4407.
6 p.m. 9 p.m. Thursday,
Jim Morris.
6 p.m. 9 p.m. Friday,
Shawn Brown.
2 p.m. 5 p.m. Saturday,
Gary and Kerri.
2 p.m. 5 p.m. Sunday,
John Frinzi.
6 p.m. 9 p.m. Wednes-
day, Nav-A-Gator mem-
ber appreciation day.
Free entertainment.
* Wagon Wheel
165 S. Polk Ave, Arcadia.
8 p.m. midnight,
karaoke DJ.

ENGLEWOOD
* Englewood Eagles #3885
250 Old Englewood Road,
Englewood.
941-474-9802.
6:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m.
Friday, Spotlight.
6:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, MC Squared.
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.
6:30 p.m. 10 p.m.
Thursday, karaoke with
WAM Entertainment.
6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday, karaoke with
WAM Entertainment.

NORTH PORT
* Buffalo Wild Wings
700 Sumter Crossings
Drive, North Port.
941-429-9722.
5:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
Friday, c.u. Later Gator.
* Old World Restaurant
14415 S. Tamiami Trail,
North Port.
941-426-1155.
8 p.m. 10 p.m. Saturday,


comedy/hypnotist.
6:30 p.m. Monday,
Texas Hold 'em Poker.
7 p.m. Friday, karaoke
with Paradise Moon.
* Riverside Lounge
at Budget Inn
14000 Tamiami Trail,
North Port.
941-429-1534.
9 p.m. 1:30 a.m. Friday-
Saturday, karaoke
with J.R. & Janet.
Sunday, poker.
7 p.m. 10 p.m.
Tuesday, poker.
9 p.m. 12:30 a.m.
Wednesday, ladies
night/karaoke with
J.R. & Janet.
*VFW Post 8203
4860 Trott Circle,
North Port.
941-426-6865.
7 p.m. 11 p.m. Friday,
Saturday, karaoke.

PORT CHARLOTTE
* Bowland
3192 Harbor Blvd.,
Port Charlotte.
941-625-4794.
Friday, Saturday, karaoke.
12:30 p.m. Sunday,
Texas Hold 'em.
5:30 p.m. Tuesday,
Thursday, Texas Hold'em.
* Broad Street Bar & Grill
at Treasure Lanes
1059 Tamiami Trail,
Port Charlotte.
941-625-3930.
Monday, Thursday,
Pool league.
Tuesday, Shuffleboard
league.
Wednesday, Dart league.
* Deep Creek Elks
1133 Capricorn Blvd.,
Deep Creek.
941-764-6825.
6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sound
Investment.
6:30 p.m. Saturday,
Brown Suga.
1:30 p.m. 5 p.m. Sunday,
bingo.


* Gatorz
3816 Tamiami Trail,
Port Charlotte.
941-625-5000
5 p.m. 9 p.m. Saturday,
Storm Surge.
* MS Rascal's Loony Bin
1182 Tamiami Trail,
Port Charlotte.
www.loonybinpub.com.
941-255-5999.
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Friday,
The Fog.
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Saturday,
Sammy J.
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Tuesday,
open mike with Philly Billy.
9 p.m. 1 a.m. Wednesday,
Thursday, ladies night
with DJ Philly Billy.
Noon, Monday Friday,
Texas Hold 'em Poker.
* Port Charlotte Elks #2153
20225 Kenilworth Blvd.,
off Veterans Blvd.,
Port Charlotte.
941-627-9811.
8 p.m. 11 p.m. Friday,
Karaoke contest with Breeze.
* Portside
3636 Tamiami Trail,
Port Charlotte.
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, Bandana.
8:30 p.m. 12:30 a.m.
Saturday, Boca Band.
7 p.m. 11 p.m. Monday,
karaoke with Holly.
7 p.m. 11 p.m.Tuesday,
karaoke with Marlene.
7 p.m. 11 p.m. Wednesday,
Chiki Monkey.
* Sun Flea Market
& Kidstar
18505 Paulson Drive,
Port Charlotte.
941-255-3532.


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Kenny Anderson.
Noon 3 p.m. Saturday,
Tim Goodman.
Noon 3 p.m. Sunday,
Alex Keller.
* Treasure Lanes
1059 Tamiami Trail,
Port Charlotte.
941-625-3930.
8 p.m. Saturday,
cosmic bowl.
* Visani featuring
The Comedy Zone
2400 Kings Highway,
Port Charlotte.
941-629-9191.
8 p.m. Thursday Friday,
live comedy with
Drew Thomas and
Johnny Hobbs.
7:30 p.m., 10 p.m. Saturday,
live comedy with
Drew Thomas
and Johnny Hobbs.
7:30 p.m. Tuesday,
Gregg Baker on Broadway


featuring George Mancini.
8 p.m. Wednesday, live
comedy with Shaun Jones
and Josh Phillips.
* 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
* American Legion
Post 103
2101 Taylor Road,
Punta Gorda.
941-639-6337.
6 p.m. 9 p.m. Friday,
Dan & Sunny.

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NIGHTWATCH
August 26-27, 2009


NIGHTWATCH, FROM PAGE 12
* Captain's Table Lounge
1200 W. Retta Esplanage
(Fishermen's Village),
Punta Gorda
941-637-1177.
7 p.m. 10 p.m. Friday -
Saturday,
The Bob Hanson Trio.
5 p.m. Monday through
Saturday Mable at the piano.
* Danny's Deep Creek Pub
24901 Sandhill Blvd.
Unit 14, Punta Gorda.
941-764-0640.
www.dannysdeepcqekpuhcom
7:30 p.m. Thursday,
karaoke with Stephanie.
9 p.m. Thursday, Ladies
Wii bowling tournament.
Noon midnight, Friday -
Saturday Dannys Power Poker
9 p.m. Friday, Wii Bowling
Master's Tournament.
9 p.m., 10 p.m. Saturday,
Wii Dutch Bowling
Tournament.
5 p.m. Sunday, Wii
bowling lessons.
Noon 10 p.m. Monday,
Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Sunday,
Danny's Power Poker.
8 p.m. Monday, Bobby's
Monday Madness
Bowling Tournament.
8 p.m. Tuesday, Wii
Bowling Doubles.
9 p.m. Wednesday, Wii
Bowling, Free Men's
Tournament.
* Harpoon Harry's
1200 W. Retta Esplanade,
Punta Gorda.
941-637-1177.
9 p.m. midnight Friday -
Saturday, Buckshot.
Midnight 2 a.m. Friday -
Saturday, Dance music
with DJ Franco.
* Jack's Cafe
201 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,
Gary Gray.
5 p.m. 9 p.m. Saturday,
Blue Byou.
* Mooseheads
318 Tamiami Trail #111
Corner of U.S. 41 North
and Virginia, Punta Gorda.
941-505-0404.
8 p.m. Thursday, open
mic night.
9 p.m. Friday Saturday,
live music.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday,
Texas Hold 'em Poker.
* The Perfect Caper
121 E. Marion Ave.,
Punta Gorda.
941-505-9009.
7 p.m. 10 p.m. Thursday
- Saturday, live classic
jazz in the lounge
by Trio "Taste."
* Punta Gorda Elks
25538 Shore Drive,
Punta Gorda.
941-637-2606.
Karaoke Monday,
Wednesday until 10 p.m.
Live music and dancing
Friday, Saturday
until 10 p.m.
* 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
Sammi J & The Guys.
8 p.m. midnight
Saturday, Sudden Impact.
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, Tim Good-
man & Rosanne Botts.
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. Ladies drink
free 10 p.m. 2 a.m.
* Tilly's Tap
3149 Duncan Road (Hwy
17), Punta Gorda.
941-505-0798.
5 p.m. 7 p.m. Saturday,
Old Hippe Buck.
1 p.m. 5 p.m. Sunday,
Lisa and Up The Creek.
Free Pool Monday.

VENICE/NOKOMIS
* Honoluana Island Grill
222 Airport Ave., Venice.
941-483-3553.
7 p.m. Friday, Storm
Surge.
7 p.m. Saturday, BobLynn
Brothers.
* 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.
* Sal's Restaurant
and Pizzeria
545 S. Tamiami Trail,
Venice.
941-488-9896.
6 p.m. 9 p.m. Saturday,
Smooth Moves.
* 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,
Tony Fiorentino.
7 p.m. 11 p.m. Saturday,
Gary Lesher.
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.

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Nightwatch is a free,
weekly listing of entertain-
mentatarea nightclubs
and restaurants. To
include your club or
restaurant on the list, fax
the information to 941-
629-2085 or e-mail
letsgo@sun-herald.com by
10a.m. each MONDAY
prior to publication.


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August 26-27, 2009


Lock-N-Key
Arriving at the
Lock-N-Key at
6:30 a.m. on a
Wednesday evening, we
were somewhat dis-
tressed to see that there
were a number of
people waiting to be
seated. Assured by the
hostess that there would
be a short wait, we sat
on a bench to study the
extensive menu.
The menu includes
"Great Beginnings"
(from $4.95 onion rings
to a $16.95 pound of
"Shrimp in the Rough")
and a large selection of
entrees under the
headings of Specialties,
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Within 15 minutes we
were led to a table near
one of the picture
windows. The tables are
placed quite close
together, and noisy
conversations bounce
off the hard surfaces.
This effect is softened by
ferns and fans hanging
from the high shed
ceiling. The Florida
atmosphere of the large
room serves as an
extension of the view of
the sun setting behind
the palm trees on the
beach.
After serving our
drinks, our charming
waitress brought a
basket of crispy, warm
rolls baked on premises.
As an appetizer she
selected a half pound of
Stone Crab claws
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claws full of sweet meat
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Maryland-style crab
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surrounded by a light
sauce Dijonnaise.
Described on the menu
as spicy, they were not
too spicy even for her
sensitive palate when
she sampled them.
All entrees are served
with a salad and a
choice of potato, or
chef's vegetable. From
the specialties menu she
had the char-grilled
"Lollypop" pork chops
($17.95).
Tempted by the idea of
the sweet chili-apricot
sauce, but fearful of the
chili, she asked for it to
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The sauce proved to be a
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The requested end cut
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COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS


Charlotte County
Coalition for
the Homeless
fundraiser
Broad Street Bar &
Grill will be hosting
their grand-opening and
raising funds to aid the
Charlotte County
Coalition for the Home-
less.
The event will be held
from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and will
feature the Golden
Hippo, music, sports
trivia, giveaways, Bud
girls, cornhole competi-
tions and King Kong
beer pong.
The fun continues
from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, featuring the
music of Brown Suga.
There will be special
events each day with
funds going towards the
Charltote County
Coalition for the
Homeless.
The new, outside, full
service patio bar is
located in Treasure
Lanes, 1059 Tamiami
Trail, Port Charlotte.
For more information,
call 941-625-3930.

Crazy 4 Paws
Pet Expo
The Cultural Center of
Charlotte County
presents Crazy 4 Paws
Pet Expo from 9 a.m. to
3 p.m. Saturday.
Free admission.
First 100 animals get a
free gift from Hill's
Nutrition.
Vendors will be on
hand with varies ser-
vices and information
for all your pet needs.


EARS will be hosting a
Adopt-A-Thon, and
games for children and
Canine Castaways will
be hosting a dog show.
A menu will be
available for your pet,
and door prizes will be
going on throughout the
day. For more informa-
tion, call 941-625-4175.
The Cultural Center of
Charlotte County is
located at 2280 Aaron
St., Port Charlotte.

Dinner Dance
fundraiser
Hearing Impaired
Persons group will be
holding its first Dinner
Dance fundraiser from 6
p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday
at the Pilgrim United
Church of Christ Fellow-
ship Hall, 24515 Ram-
part Blvd., Port Char-
lotte. A spaghetti dinner
will be served from 6
p.m. to 7:30 p.m.,
followed by dancing and
music by The Reconnec-
tions until 10 p.m.
Tickets cost $15 each
per person or $25 each
per couple. Table
sponsorships (for eight)
also are available for


$200 per table. Proceeds
raised will benefit the
group's program ser-
vices. To purchase
tickets or for more
information, call
941-743-8347.

Writers group
to gather
The Y.R.I. (You Wrote
It, You Read It) Literary
Group will hold its next
gathering at 7 p.m.
Saturday at 513 Grace
St., Punta Gorda. Teresa
Evan will host this
meeting and has chosen
the prompt, "In the pool
I ..." Attendees are
encouraged to bring
swimsuits and read
original songs, stories or
poetry. The public is
welcome to join. Bring a
dish to share and your
own drinks. Attendees
should park at the Punta
Gorda Library and walk
to her house, directly
located behind the
parking lot of the library.
For more information,
call 941-286-7603.

Children's
reading, arts
and crafts
Hooked On Books at


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Fishermen's Village will
start offering a story
reading time and a free
arts and crafts session at
11 a.m. every Thursday
starting Sept. 3 at
1200 W. Retta Esplanade,
Punta Gorda.
People are encouraged
to bring their children.
For more information,
call 941-637-8002.

Watercolor art
exhibit
The Visual Arts Center
will play host to the 38th
annual Juried Exhibition
of the Florida Watercolor
Society from Sept. 8 to
Oct. 27 at 210 Maud St.,
Punta Gorda.
The center is open
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
daily, Monday to Friday;
and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday.
The exhibit is free and
open to the public for


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viewing.
The FWS Convention
will be held Sept. 25 and
26 at the Hyatt Regency
in Bonita Springs.
For information about
the convention, visit
www.floridawatercolor
society.org.
For more information
about the exhibit, call
the VAC at 941-639-8810.

Antique Mall
to reopen
The Antique Mall in
the restored Punta
Gorda Train Depot will
reopen Sept. 8.
Visitors are invited to
explore the Depot, built
in 1928 and closed to
passenger and freight


service in 1971.
Restoration began
in 1997 with the goal
of following the
original design of the
Depot as closely
as possible.
For more information or
to schedule a tour, call
941-639-6774 after Sept. 8.


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FESTIVAL, FROM PAGE 3
festival. This year's bus
tours will be at 10 a.m.,
11:15 a.m., 12:30 and
1:45 p.m. Friday and on
Saturday, at 9:30 a.m.,
10 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and
11:15 a.m. plus noon,
12:30 p.m., 1:15 p.m. and
1:45 p.m. There are no
tours on Sunday. Tour
fee is $10 per person. For
reservations, call
863-465-4331 and have
your credit card ready.
Just four of the bus tours
are handicap accessible.
Make sure you ask for
those bus times if you
need that service.
Imagine seeing 1,000
blooming acres of
colorful leaves.

What's in a name
On the internet, a
search for information
on caladiums yielded
Latin names as well as
common names for a
plant that has nearly
1,000 varieties and
countless plant cousins.
In addition to the
nickname of "elephant
ear" the plants also have
been called "Angel
Wings" or "Heart of
Jesus." The Latin root is
the family "Araceae" and
there are several sub
species. Cousins include
Alocasia and Colocasia,
among others.
In the wild, along creek
beds and in open areas
of the forest, the plants
can reach 35 inches in
height and the leaves can
be as broad as 18 inches.
Cultivars today favor
pink and red hues. At
your local garden center
you will find curly leaves,
often mostly pink or red
with green edges. While
the leaf shapes retain
that elephant ear shape,
many cultivars feature
more pointed leaves and
leaves with ruffled edges.
There also are some that


are such a pale shade
of yellow in the center
as to be nearly white.

Size matters
Cultivated plants are
generally smaller than
their wild relatives,
topping out at about 24
inches in height. Dwarf
varieties are gaining
favor also. There are
several growers in Lake
Placid, all anxious to
speak to visitors and to
share their knowledge
about the plants and
especially about their
personal favorites.
Caladiums generally
need lots of water,
especially during the
growing season and they
do better in shade, but
there are several newer
Florida =friendly vari-
eties said to be more
drought tolerant. It is
interesting to see the
large open fields of
cultivars in Lake Placid
during the festival. The
area is said to supply
some 98 percent of all
caladiums grown in the
United States. Propaga-
tion in Lake Placid dates
to the early 1940s.
To propagate them at
home, divide the
plant's tubers.

Frost bites
Cold is the caladium's
worst enemy. If frost
threatens, growers
suggest lifting the plants
from the ground before
the frost hits.
The corm (root area)
can be dried and stored
safely in a cool spot.
As the entire plant is
poisonous it should be
plants and/or stored in
areas where children and
animals are not likely to
ingest any parts of the
plant. Some people are
allergic to the plants.

Festival highlights
While you won't find


caladium ice cream at
the festival, there will be
plenty of other festival
food, arts and crafts,
grower exhibits, arts
demonstrations, area
artists, information
about the murals of Lake
Placid, a car and bike
show on Saturday of the
festival, clowns and face
painting, live entertain-
ment and more informa-
tion about caladiums
than you thought
possible.
Saturday night, there is
a dance at the Elks Lodge
for anyone 21 and over.
Admission is $10
at the door.
That morning, the
Dr. Tom McDonald
Caladium 5k race will be
run. The car and bike
show comes later, in
DeVane park.
Sponsored by Florida
Hospital heartland
Division, the festival is
open from 9 a.m. to
4 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, and from 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
The Florida Nursery,
Growers and Landscap-
ers Association will have
a booth at the festival
and so will the Chamber
of Commerce, where you
can buy festival T-shirts.
Henscratch Farms will
host a booth featuring
products related to
grapes and wines.

More to Lake Placid
Lake Placid is equally
well known as the Town
of Murals and also for its
more than 79,000 aces of
citrus crops, putting
Highlands County in
second place behind
Polk County in citrus
production for the state.
The local citrus associa-
tion will have a booth
where visitors can learn
more about the Lake
Placid that never hosted
the Winter Olympics but
draws thousands in the


heat of a Florida summer
because of its famous
leaf crop.

Fame spreading
So popular have
caladiums become, that
the Gaylord Palms Resort
& Convention Center,
100 miles north in the
Orlando area, hosts its
own indoor Caladium
Showcase each July.

Lodging
If you stay at Pratt's
Resort (863-699-1223)
during the festival you
will receive 19 Caladium
bulbs and more than
$19 in Lake Placid area
coupons plus a 19
percent discount on
room rates in honor of


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The festival is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
the 19th festival. There is options, call the
a new La Quinta Inn in Lake Placid Chamber
nearby Sebring and of Commerce at
several other options. For 863-465-4331 or visit
a complete list of lodging www.lakeplacidflorida.com.


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